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Hiram High School Cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie Spring Production

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apping and flapping its way into your heart this spring is the Hiram High School’s Theatre production of Thoroughly Modern Millie - directed by Dr. Jennifer Grazer and Ms. Ashley Poole, and choreographed by Chelsea Hadaway and Tammie Roper.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie is set in the Roarin’ 20’s and follows the life of Millie Dillmount, a young woman who moves to New York City with the hopes of marrying her boss and becoming rich. Quite to her dismay, she falls in love with a dapper young man named Jimmy, who doesn’t have a penny to his name. Throughout her time in New York, Millie learns that when it comes to marriage, love has everything to do with it. With jazzy music, lively dance numbers, and a surprise ending, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a show that will entertain all!

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is a senior and plays Miss Dorothy - Millie’s best friend and a naïve, old-fashioned beauty. Rachel loves theater and how everyone can come together to produce shows filled with talent; and through hard work have fun. She has performed in Shrek the Musical, Hairspray, and was the lead in Mary Poppins. She is also in Mastery Mixed Choir, Hiram Harmonics, Thespian Society and National Honor Society. After graduation Rachel plans to double major in music education and vocal performance at Indiana University. She is the daughter of Dori and Mike Hutto.

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community spotlight Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!

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he Blake House mission is to provide a place of refuge for men struggling with addiction and allow Christ to regenerate them physically, spiritually, and mentally. The Blake House (TBH) is a 10-month long, Christian, in-patient, regeneration process. This process differs greatly from a conventional rehabilitation program. We believe the process of regeneration, “to restore to a better state,” is the prescription for life long freedom from addiction.

an additional 10 months. It was during this time that God gave him a vision of starting his own program in West Georgia.

West Georgia. He was truly a saint and could love like no other. Blake understood God’s love for him and was able to display that to everyone. He will always be loved and missed, but forever ingrained in the ministry. During this time No Longer Bound’s vision had changed from a multi-campus program to being a singular campus with strategic partner programs. The first of these strategic partnerships was to be the West Georgia campus. With NLB’s new vision, it was agreed upon for Jason to start his own program using the facilities that NLB West Georgia had used. On June 1, 2015 Jason launched The Blake House. He thought it fitting to celebrate Blake Chapman and his life through the name of the ministry. Blake remains a testament to God’s awesome love; that He can always bring life from death.   Jason Wiley is now the Founder and Executive Director of The Blake House. God has restored everything he had and more during his time in ministry. Through his vision men are able to receive the healing they need to break the bonds of addiction.

In 2011, after being at NLB for 5 years, God opened the door to Jason’s vision. NLB launched No Longer Bound West Georgia as a satellite campus in Bremen. Jason was asked to run and overThe Blake House and its story starts see the program, along with with Jason Wiley. In 2006 Jason’s life Blake Chapman. Together had become unmanageable and in ruin Jason, Blake, and 14 men from an addiction to crack and methin the program made the amphetamine. His addiction had almost journey to West Georgia. destroyed his family and everything that The program grew bigger Jason Wiley and Family was dear to him. He was left with two and faster than ever expectoptions, jail or a drug and alcohol treatment program. ed, and was the proof that God wanted a regeneration Jason made the choice to enter No Longer Bound recov- program in this area. ery program and began the process of healing. It was at NLB where he was set free through Jesus Christ from the On November 12, 2013, Blake Chapman passed on to bonds of his addiction. After completing the program, our creator in his sleep. It was a devastating loss for he decided to stay and serve as a disciple (intern) for everyone. He was a big part of the foundation of NLB

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community spotlight High School Spring Musical Events

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ast Paulding High School presents Into the Woods Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim is a creative intertwining of our favorite fairy tales. East Paulding brings this unique story to life on their stage Friday, May 5 at 7pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, May 7 at 2pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased at the school for $5 or $7 at the door. Director: Britt Hensley, Musical Director: Michelle Lokhorst. Choreographer: Presley Jarrell. For information call EPHS at 770-445-5100.

North Paulding High School presents The Voice of the Pack The North Paulding Fine Arts Department presents The Voice of the Pack on Thursday, April 13 at 7pm. This annual event is modeled after The Voice singing show and is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We are looking to raise $1,000.00! The judges are teachers from the North campus. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info call NPHS at 770-443-9400.

Paulding County High School presents The Addams Family Musical Performances of this spooky, kooky musical will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20, 21, and 22 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 23 at 3pm at Paulding County High School. The show is directed by Ginger Corley and Matt Pavlak, and choreographed by Tammie Roper. Tickets are available at the door for $7 and can also be purchased online beginning April 1 at: https://gofan.co/PauldingCountyPatriots

South Paulding High School presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins The theater department of South Paulding brings to life the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious world of Mary Poppins. Performances will be April 27 – 29, Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. This production is directed by Joshua Baines, Cindy Richardson, and Kim Ward; and is choreographed by Cindy Richardson and Joshua Baines. For more information call SPHS at 770-949-9221.

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This camp is for nondisabled riders with all levels of experience. Riders will be split into a beginner and an advanced group for lessons depending on skill level and will learn horsemanship and riding skills based on their riding level.

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April 2017

CHURCHES, NON-PROFITS, SCHOOLS – SEND US YOUR EVENTS!

Events for the Our Town Calendar are listed FREE (Restrictions Apply*-see pg 24 for instructions) **Dates, times and locations are always subject to change prior to printing. Please confirm with the event coordinator. For the full Calendar visit OurTownFamily.com.

Dallas Farmer’s Market Saturdays (April – December) 9am - 1pm; Weather Permitting 25 Courthouse Square, in the Georgia Highlands parking lot. http://tdfm.org. Easter Festival for Kids at Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church April 8; Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm Games, crafts, music, snacks for ages 3-10. 4425 Macland Rd, Hiram. Register online www.mflc.tv or call 770-943-0330 Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic at Kritters Country Club* April 8; 2nd Saturday of the month Kritters Country Club is located at 7377 W. Strickland Street in Douglasville. Call 770489-7500 for hours and more information. Acworth Art Fest - Main Street - Acworth April 8 and 9; Sat 10am - 6pm, and Sun 11am – 5pm Visit acworthartfest.splashfestivals.com/ for more info. Paulding Pregnancy Banquet Fund Raiser with Kenn Kington April 11; Tuesday 7pm – 9pm at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church For information call 770-222-6911 Georgia Renaissance Festival April 15 – June 4; Every Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Visit garenfest.com for times and ticket information. 1st Annual Cowboy Festival at Pine Mountain Gold Museum  April 15; Saturday 10am – 4pm  Gold mining, train rides, history demonstrations, cowboy shows, music and mine tours. Fun for all ages. For information call 678-840-1445. Easter Celebration at Veterans Park with Northbridge Church April 16; Sunday at 10:30am Worship service followed by FREE community egg hunt and picture with Easter Bunny. Food trucks. Bring chairs and blankets. NorthBridgeChurch.net Praise Academy First Annual Golf Classic April 17; Monday 10am Registration, 11:30am Shotgun Start 4 Man Scramble. Sponsorships available. West Pines Golf Club, 9090 Rose Avenue, Douglasville GA. Contact Jamie Standard, 404-431-4589 or jamie.standard@tscg.com. Egg Candling Certification Classes in Calhoun (Gordon County) April 18; Tuesday 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm Free certification class required for anyone wanting to sell eggs at local farmer’s markets in Georgia. Call 770-535-5955 to register.   Too Much to Mow, What to Grow? Small and Beginning Farmer’s Workshop April 21; Friday 9 am - 2 pm at Bartow County Library Register online at http://www.georgiasbdc.org/rome “ARE YOU READY?” presented by New Life Baptist Church April 22; Saturday 6pm and April 23; Sunday; 11am and 6pm You’re invited to a FREE drama focusing on the importance of accepting Jesus Christ as Savior. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend! 496 Bobo Road, Dallas. Questions? tmcadams@bellsouth.net ‘Touch a Truck’ presented by Paulding Co. Parks and Recreation April 22; Saturday 10am – 12pm at Veterans Memorial Park FREE – All ages welcome! Come sit in a police car, fire truck, DOT truck, some “special surprises” and more! 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas 30132 770-443-7540 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair at McEachern United Methodist Church April 22; Saturday 11am – 2pm Free and open to public. Health screenings, demonstrations, kid’s playhouses, door prizes, food, etc. Vendors call Nancy Folds 770-943-3008 by April 1 to sign up. Info visit www.mceachernumc.org or facebook.com/McEachernMemorialUMC Georgia Classic Rides “Block Parties”* - Downtown Dallas April 22; 4th Saturday of the month; 4pm - 9pm Georgia Classic Rides block party and car cruise. Beautiful cars, great people, and family fun! For membership and photos visit georgiaclassicrides.com

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fitness Natural Movement Exercise: A Senior-Friendly Workout

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xercise is good for everyone, but seniors with mobility or balance issues may wonder what kind of exercise they can do that will be safe, easy and effective. Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym aren’t always practical - or enjoyable - activities for everyone. However, one type of exercise works for everyone, no matter your age or ability, because it relies on improving practical movements often involved in everyday activities. “Natural movement is universal, and it’s about bringing movement back to the basics,” says Bradly Prigge, wellness exercise specialist with the Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Living Program. “It’s not about following the latest fitness craze or learning the newest secret to weight loss. Natural movement is about connecting with your body and cultivating an awareness of your full abilities.” Rather than engaging in strenuous activity for its own sake alone, natural movement training emphasizes improving the efficiency of practical movements which can include rising from a seated to a standing position, getting up off the floor, crawling, stepping under or over objects, and more. The objective, Prigge explains, is not just to improve health but also enhance how well you can perform each movement. Efficient movement can help with balance, inspire more healthful activity, and provide practical benefits in everyday life - all of which are especially valuable to seniors facing mobility or health challenges. Natural movement is for everyone because at its most basic level it incorporates movements that are instinctual to all humans. For example, a natural movement workout might include crawling on your hands and knees for 30 seconds to a few minutes, sitting on the floor and swiveling hips and knees to facilitate standing up, or balancing while walking across a beam. “I realized just how organic this type of exercise is after attending a natural movement training class,” Prigge says. “I came home and saw my 2-year-old daughter doing the same kind of moves I’d just learned in training, without anyone teaching her to do them.” Here is some advice for making the most of your natural movement workout: n Pay attention to your movement and strive to develop awareness of your body’s sensations, and how different movements feel. For example, where do you feel pressure and/or tension in your body when making a particular move? How does shifting your body weight or changing position alter those sensations? n Only perform movements and positions that your body allows without producing pain. Just as walking, sitting, standing and other everyday movements shouldn’t cause pain, your natural movement workout should also be pain-free. n It’s alright - and even advisable - to use your hands for support or raise your hips with bolsters or pillows until you develop greater mobility and strength. n Be kind to yourself and realize it is important to meet yourself where you currently are, rather than where you used to be or feel you should be. To learn more about natural living and the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, visit healthyliving.mayoclinic.org. (BPT)

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I started at North Cobb Spine & Nerve Institute for pain in my low back that traveled down my right leg. The pain felt like a burning sensation down my leg and numbness into my toes. I was unable to walk my normal five miles. Since starting the spinal decompression therapy I am now able to walk again without any pain. The pain and numbness down my right leg is completely alleviated. I was surprised to find that I am even sleeping better at night and that the tension in my upper back has also been relieved. The staff here has treated my great and is very caring! Thanks, Bill Norman Dr. Amy Valente, D.C.

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finance

Time for Some Financial Spring Cleaning

Contributed by Roberto De Jesus of Edward Jones Investments, Dallas/Acworth

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pring is in the air, even if it’s not quite there on the calendar. This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up around your home and yard, why not also do some financial spring cleaning?

Actually, you can apply several traditional spring cleaning techniques to your financial situation. Here are a few ideas: Look for damage. Damage to your home’s siding, shingles and foundation can eventually degrade the structure of your home. Your investment portfolio is also a structure of a sort, and it, too, can be damaged. Specifically, you may have deliberately constructed your portfolio with an investment mix – stocks, fixed-income vehicles, cash instruments, etc. – that’s appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance. But over time, your portfolio can evolve in unexpected ways. For example, your stocks may have grown so much in value that they now take up a larger percentage of your holdings than you had intended, possibly subjecting you to a higher degree of risk. If this happens, you may need to rebalance your portfolio. Get rid of “clutter.” As you look around your home, do you see three mops or four nonfunctional televisions or a stack of magazines from the 1990s? If these items no longer have value, you could get rid of them and clear up some living space. As an investor, you also might have “clutter” – in the form of investments that no longer meet your needs. If you sold these investments, you could use the proceeds to fill gaps in your portfolio. Consolidate. Do you keep your lawnmower in a shed, a rake in your garage, and your gardening tools in the basement? When working on your outdoor tasks, you might find it more efficient to have all these items in one location. You could also have your investments scattered about – an IRA here, a new 401(k) there, and an older 401(k) someplace else. But if you consolidated all your investments in one place, you might cut down on paperwork and fees, and you wouldn’t risk losing track of an asset (which actually happens more than you might think). Even more importantly, when you have all your investments with one provider, you’ll be better positioned to follow a single, centralized investment strategy. Prepare for a rainy day. As part of your outdoor spring cleaning, you may want to look at your gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear and in good repair, so that they can move rainwater away from your home. Your financial goals need protection, too, so you’ll want to ensure you have adequate life and disability insurance. Seal leaks. In your home inspection this spring, you may want to investigate doors and windows for leaks and drafts. Your investment portfolio might have some “leaks” also. Are investment-related taxes siphoning off more of your earnings than you realize? A financial professional can offer you recommendations for appropriate tax-advantaged investments. This spring, when you’re cleaning your physical surroundings, take some time to also tidy up your financial environment. You may be pleased with the results. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Roberto De Jesus, your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor - 678-574-5166.

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faith

Cross My Heart and Hope to Live

By Alan Allegra

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hen I was a kid, we would seal a promise by saying, “Cross my heart and hope to die! Stick a needle in my eye!” Actually, I don’t recall the last part, but I’ve heard it on Laverne and Shirley enough to think it’s valid. I recently spoke at a luncheon on a very auspicious day: April 15. What comes to mind on that day? This year, it was Tax Day and Passover. It was also the anniversary of our home mortgage. In addition, it was between Good Friday and Easter. The message was an oratorical quilt, displaying the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the thread that ties these dates together. It was an appropriate season to meditate upon the resurrection, but such consideration should not be limited to a sunny day in spring. The importance of Jesus’ victory over death affects every promise in the Bible and every aspect of the Christian life. In fact, if Jesus did not rise from the dead, then the entire Bible is less than worthless. As the apostle Paul said, “And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14).

most familiar: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). This is the forgiveness of sins, which can only be true if the Judge and Great High Priest is still alive (Acts 17:31; Hebrews 2:17).

On the other hand, if Christ’s self-propelled exit from the grave after three days is true, the entire Bible must be true, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” (2 Corinthians 1:20). If Jesus is not alive, then all the promises of the Word of God are as empty as the bread aisle before a snowstorm.

Good Friday was the day Jesus died to pay for our sins (1 Corinthians 1:18). Passover was a picture of the escape provided by his blood (1 Corinthians 5:7). Tax Day is when we pay what is owed (Romans 13:7). Mortgage Day was particularly delightful for us, because our mortgage is paid off. When Jesus died on the cross, he said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

The first promise of the Bible was given to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” This is the promise that Jesus would eventually defeat Satan, and would mean nothing were Jesus not alive today.

The original word was used to indicate a debt paid in full, like a mortgage. The death of Jesus stamped our sin debt “Paid in full!” and his resurrection was the proof that the debt we owed was paid. “It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification” (Romans 4:24 - 25).

The last promise in the Bible is, “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” The return of Christ to rule and reign forever is the hope of the world. That would not mean much if there were no living Jesus to return; the world would continue to decline and life would be meaningless.

Because Jesus is alive, those who believe will also live (John 14:19). Every time you read a promise in the Bible, you can shout, “Yea and amen!”

In between those bookend promises are a plethora of personal promises that would be vain words were the resurrection untrue. The most personal is probably the

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pring has sprung! Bees are buzzing and soon butterflies will be dancing. UGA Extension is challenging YOU to create a garden space at your home, place of business, or your community or school garden specifically to help pollinators! Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers want to help. Follow the steps below to create your own pollinator space: Step #1: Read the Georgia State Pollinator Protection Plan developed to help pollinators state-wide. We all have a role to play. You can find it at http://www.ent.uga.edu/ bees/Pollinator%20Booklet%20for%20web.pdf Step #2: Learn what plants are most beneficial to pollinators and get help in designing your pollinator space. You will want to have plants that offer nectar and pollen along with plants for the larval (caterpillar) stages of the pollinating insects. Step #3: Discover creative ways to add extra elements to your pollinator garden. Maybe add a simple water feature or garden art that is actually helpful to the pollinators. Step #4: Send photos of your garden to Master Gardener Extension Volunteers at uge2223@uga.edu, so we can share them on our Facebook page. Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers want to help you create your pollinator space at their annual plant sale. The Master Gardeners have a well-deserved reputation for providing inexpensive, quality plants selected from plants they grow. This means they will grow for you. Their offerings will include ornamental shrubs, vegetables, native, shade tolerant, bulbs, day lilies, trees and woodland wildflowers for pollinator gardens. Each plant comes with instructions on how to care for your purchases. Second Hand Rose, a perennial favorite, will have gently used plant-related items at yard sale prices. “The Plant Sale is our only fund raiser and supports the work we do in our community” says John Shipley, President. “Master Gardeners provide year round gardening programming in our community. Our volunteers are a proud sponsor of the Annual Master Gardener scholarship to help educate a local Paulding County student as the next generation of horticulturist and conservationist. The Demonstration Garden we maintain provides over 1,000 lbs. annually of fresh produce to Helping Hands of Paulding County— the local community food bank. We devote countless hours to horticulture education programs for county residents including hands on learning to students at county wide schools. This year we’ve formed a group of School Garden Advisors to assist gardening efforts in our local schools.” The Plant Sale is Saturday, April 29th, 8:00am to 1:00pm, 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, Georgia 30132. Please call 770-443-7616 if you have any questions. Robert Cheatham is a Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer and expert in home horticulture, sustainable landscaping, and environmentally friendly gardening practices. For help or more information about pollination or your garden, contact the UGA Extension Office at 770-443-7616 or online at www.ugaextension.org/paulding.

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With this enthusiasm, comes a need for awareness. Soccer is a strenuous sport, requiring stopping and starting, tremendous endurance and inevitable physical contact. There is much potential for injury on the field. “Soccer requires players to run almost non-stop for 45 minutes per half. This constant starting and stopping momentum can be damaging to a player’s joints and muscles,” said OrthoAtlanta’s Dr. Richard Maguire, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. “Running is tough on the joints. Add in the starting and stopping motions required in soccer, and players can experience discomfort or even injury. It’s the sudden movement from full stop to full run that can cause players the most damage and injury,” explains Dr. Maguire. Accidental collisions are another source of injury incurred in soccer. These collisions can be responsible for torn ligaments, sprains and joint damage. Injury to the lower extremities are the most common soccer injuries, with sprains and strains some of the top reported knee and leg injuries. These injuries may be acute, that is, traumatic damage resulting from a sudden force or impact, and typically causing noticeable symptoms. Others are chronic, overuse injuries, often caused by repeated stress on the muscles, joints and soft tissues without allowing proper healing time, the effects are sometimes not immediately apparent to the sufferer.

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Annual Earth Day Event - Georgia Highlands College April 26; Wednesday 12pm – 2pm Dallas Square Free event! Learn about Environmentally Friendly practices to make your world greener-Pollinator Gardening, Water Conservation, Recycling and more!   The Blake House 2nd Annual Repurpose Dinner Banquet April 27; Thursday 6:30pm at The Mill Town Music Hall All proceeds benefit The Blake House (see ad on page 6). For info and tickets visit theblakehouse.net, email shane@theblakehouse.net or call 770-537-1221. 6th Annual Dallas 5K Race for a Cure – Main Street Dallas April 29; Saturday 7am check-in, 8am race All Proceeds Benefit Paulding County Relay for Life. Register online at Active.com. Dallas City Festival – Main Street Dallas April 29 - Saturday; 8:00am - 10:00pm  5K Run, BBQ Cook-Off; Live Music -- www.dallasgeorgiama.com Sara Evans Concert Veterans Memorial Park - 240 Constitution Blvd Dallas April 29th - Saturday; 7:00pm Gates open 5:30pm (Lawn Seating) Tickets $25 and can be purchased http://cityofdallasga.com/sara-evans.html Master Gardener Plant Sale in conjunction with Dallas City Fest April 29; Saturday 8am – 1pm Paulding County Extension Office, 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas. 770-443-7616

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Empowering Women 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference May 16; Tuesday 8am – 2pm Chattahoochee Tech Campus in Paulding Helping women in business! Space is limited. Register at pauldingchamber.org or call 770-445-6016. Fellowship of Christian Athletes Elementary Power Camp Registration Now through June 17 FCA Camp is June 19-23 at Frey Elementary, 2865 Mars Hill Rd, Acworth. Register here: https://fca.webconnex.com/elementarypowercamp 2017 4th Annual Run with the Badges 5K Glow Run - Seven Hills - Dallas June 2; Friday Kick off 6:30pm - Race at 9pm   Organized and sponsored by Paulding Public Safety Appreciation, Inc. Register early at runwiththebadges.org. Ongoing Monthly Events- Confirm dates/times with coordinator Paulding County Beekeepers Club* 2nd Thursday of the month; 7pm at Dallas Primitive Baptist Church 222 Legion Rd., Dallas or follow on Facebook at Paulding County Beekeepers! Questions? Call Sue McCleary at 678-310-7305. Paulding County Singles Ages 50 and Over* 2nd Tuesday of the month; 6pm at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, Hiram Paulding Singles 50 and Over on Facebook or call Phyllis Coble at 770-439-7181. Paulding County Writers’ Guild Meeting* 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm at the Hiram Bookstore 5077 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Ste. 109, Hiram. www.pcwgga.org/calendar Paulding Literacy Council Programs: Learn more by calling 770-974-5531. l Become An Adult Reading Tutor – tutors needed; training provided. l Learn and Improve Your Reading skills - Tutoring sessions for Paulding residents. l English Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. To register call 770-443-1660 l Class Instruction for GED. To register call 770-443-1660 Paulding Parks & Recreation Program Registration* Now offers registration at all park offices and online at https://recreation.paulding. gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html  Paulding Photography Club – Downtown Dallas* 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month; 7pm Meetings are at 122 Main Street, Dallas. Monthly competitions, field trips, etc. For more information visit www.facebook.com/PauldingPhotographyClub.

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Nia Taylor plays Muzzy Van Hoss – a glamorous, big-hearted, and fun-loving diva. Nia is a junior and her parents are Erika and Dana Taylor. She’s been in theater six years and had roles in Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and Hairspray. Nia loves being with friends and discovering new talents. She says, “Performing in a show makes me feel fulfilled.” She’s also involved in HHS Band of Gold, Mastery Mixed Choir, Hiram Harmonics, Thespian Society and is the Youth Choir Director at church. Her future plans include pursuing a psychology or music degree.

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ary and Elaine Jones have been together for nine years. Although Elaine is originally from Georgia, she was living in Tennessee when she and Gary met. Gary had been living in the Atlanta area since 1995, and they chose Georgia to build their home together. They have a beautifully blended family with two kids and two grandchildren. Together they own and operate G & E Studios. For the past five years, Gary and Elaine have had the pleasure of growing their business in the surrounding metropolitan Atlanta area, focusing on Paulding, Cobb, and Douglas counties. They believe in giving back to the communities and do so whenever possible. Gary and Elaine are a professional team of full-service photographers who simply enjoy working with families from newborns to senior portraits to weddings! They specialize in their use of light; it’s all about the light. Gary focuses on the use of natural lights and strobes to capture the moments. The passion they both have to tell your story through the images speaks for itself.

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Mitchell is Mrs. Meers – striking and sinister, and NOT what she seems. Jillian has been in theater five years, and loves the freedom of portraying different characters and being whomever she wants. In addition to multiples roles in the One-Act, she has performed in The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, and Hairspray. She also participates in Mastery Mixed Choir, Hiram Harmonics, Thespian Society and Drama Club. Jillian is a sophomore and plans to eventually major in performing arts. Her parents are Heather and Robert Mitchell.

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Zephaniah Wages plays Jimmy Smith – a confident, poor, fun-loving young man, with an eye for Millie. Zephaniah’s parents are Linda and Kassim Wages. He previously performed in Alice in Wonderland and Aladdin, but as a freshman, this is his first role at Hiram. In theater, he loves the diversity and “opportunity to be myself around wonderful people.” At HHS he’s also involved in Mastery Mixed Choir, Hiram Harmonics, band and marching band. Zephaniah plans to eventually attend a performing arts college and have a career as an artist and performer. Millie’s ensemble of over 40 students is excited to bring this show to life on the HHS stage. Part of being in the cast was a willingness to learn tap dance. Their hard work and dedication is evident, and they hope you will come see one of the shows. Shows are April 20 – 22, Thursday to Saturday at 7pm, and April 23, Sunday at 2pm. All performances are in the Hiram High School Chorus Performing Art’s Building. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, and are sold at the door each evening. HHS is located at 702 Ballentine Drive, Hiram. For more information call 770443-1182.

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At Praise Academy children are taught to think and live biblically in a loving and stable environment. There is a strong family atmosphere shared by the faculty, staff, students and parents. Their administration has over 50 years of combined experience in Christian education. The teachers are certified and Governance is by an expe- rienced school board. There are over 375 students at Praise Academy in K-3 through 12th grade; large enough to incorporate many co-curricular activities and small enough to keep the family environment. The curriculum is regularly reviewed, meticulously evaluated, and consistently improved to reflect “best practices” in education.

Praise Academy offers a wide range of exceptional opportunities for cultural, athletic, and community service involvement. Students can participate in Chess Club, the Art Club, Photography Club, the Robotics Club, and more. In fact, the High School Robotics Team, Twisted Axles, are the 2017 state champions. The team was awarded first place with the Innovate Award. Twisted Axles will be advancing to the South Super Regional Championship in Athens, GA March 23-25, where they will compete against teams from 11 states. Praise Athletics has exceptional programs that are committed to providing their students with competitive sports while encouraging Christ-like behavior among the student-athletes. At Praise Academy students can participate in Varsity and Junior Varsity Football, Boys and Girls Basketball and Volleyball, and Cheerleading. Most Our sports teams reach the region and state finals in the GICAA. Praise Academy offers the most com- petitive tuition rates among accredited schools in the metro-Atlanta area. You can see the Tuition Comparison Chart under Tuition and Fees section on their website. Praise Academy is located at 4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Road in Powder Springs. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a tour, call them at 770-943-2484, ext. 2. You can find more information and enroll online on their website: www.PraiseAcademy. com.

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Cheepers, Quacky, and Twitch: A Tale of Live Easter Animals

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he grass is green, the flowers are budding and there’s something in the air that might lead you to consider buying a cute fluffy bunny, chick or duckling for Easter. Although such adorable creatures make wonderful photo opportunities for your children or grandchildren on Easter Sunday, the story doesn’t end there.

Baby chicks grow into chickens with a life expectancy of 15 years or so. Hens will lay eggs for about 5 years, and roosters crow all their lives. How does a 3 a.m. wakeup call sound to you? Think flocks, because baby chicks are not loners. You would need a few to get started, and is that something you’re truly prepared for? Do your neighborhood ordinances allow farm animals? Ducklings when grown require a bit of space, specifically 10 feet per adult duck.

Like baby chicks, ducklings are happiest in a group. They’ll need a shelter from the elements and a body of water. For the first four or five weeks, they need to be kept inside to keep them warm and to protect them from natural predators. In warmer weather, that initial time could be reduced to two or three weeks. In captivity, a duck’s life expectancy is 15 to 20 years. That’s a string of Easter Sundays!

Rabbits multiply quickly to make up for the fact that they’re “dangling at the bottom of the food chain” like the hyenas in Disney’s Lion King. They’re capable of being litter box trained, but the process may take extra time and patience. Many rabbits are skittish and don’t care to be cuddled and held - despite their appealing furry looks! Unfortunately, a threatened, cornered rabbit may bite. Rabbits are happier with another rabbit companion, but getting the chemistry right is tricky. For example, males will fight, and two females are not a sure bet either. A neutered male and female are probably best together, and any bonding takes time. Although life spans vary by breed, an average life span is about 10 to 15 years. Like cats or dogs, each rabbit has an individual personality and could be a great addition to your household. If you’re still serious about getting an Easter pet for that basket, it’s prudent to do a bit of research before you make a decision. Visit your local library, local Audubon Society Office or talk to your veterinarian. They will help you find the best pet for you and your family..

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n keeping with the musical plot of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Millie is a feisty, young lady who has her sights on marrying her wealthy boss. I decided it would be fun to share a recipe that Millie might prepare in order to swoon him. Being she is of meager means, she would need to make something that appeared impressive without busting her budget. I thought about this dish because when I was a child, my mother would often make this when we had important company coming. It never failed to impress and delight our guests.

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8 thin sliced chicken breast cutlets - pounded with a meat mallet to about ¼ inch thickness ¼ cup of finely chopped flat leaf Italian parsley 1 bunch of scallions - thinly sliced 1 ½ teaspoons of fresh garlic – finely minced 1 stick of very cold butter – cut into 8 equal tablespoons ¾ cup all-purpose flour 3 eggs – beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk 2 cups plain panko breadcrumbs 8 cups of vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 16-24 toothpicks

Sprinkle ½ teaspoon each salt, pepper, and paprika over one side of the chicken breasts then flip and do the same to the other side. Combine the parsley, scallions, and garlic in a bowl. Once combined, divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Make a 3-step dredging station using shallow dishes – one for flour, a second for the beaten eggs and the third for the breadcrumbs. Season the flour and the breadcrumbs with ½ teaspoon each salt, pepper, and paprika. Take a chicken breast, put one portion of the parsley mixture in the center, top with a pat of butter, then roll the chicken breast into an oval making sure to tuck the ends in to close it tightly; similar to rolling a burrito. Use the toothpicks to hold the seams and ends closed. Place the chicken roll on a sheet pan. Continue to do this with each of the remaining chicken breasts. Next, take each chicken Kiev and roll in flour to coat; shaking off the excess. Then, do the same with the egg mixture. Finally, roll it in the panko breadcrumbs to cover completely. Place all of the coated chicken rolls on the sheet pan and refrigerate 45 minutes to firm and set. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 8 cups of vegetable oil and fry the Kievs in 2 batches of 4 rolls per batch for about 4-6 minutes. They should be golden brown and crispy. When they come out, place them on a paper towel to drain for a minute or two, then transfer them to a wire rack lined baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees when tested with a meat thermometer. Let rest for 5 minutes once removed from the oven. Don’t forget to take the toothpicks out before serving.

MELISSA’S MEASURE:

Just as it is done in the theatre, when entertaining, it is vital to “set the stage” for your guests. Pay attention to the details such as lighting; use candles and table lamps for a warm and cozy feeling. Play background music that emphasizes the theme or mood you are trying to set. Most importantly, be relaxed and enjoy yourself and your guests will follow suit. Ultimately, they will feel special and as if they have been treated to a “SOLD OUT SHOW!” Melissa M. Cornay, RN is the Clinical Manager for Amedisys Home Health Services. Her love and nurturing of people flows over into her cooking and every dish is full of her secret ingredient. She’s not one to follow exact recipes, but cooks by intuition and taste. She is a natural. Melissa puts her heart and soul in everything she makes, and has been gracious enough to put them in writing for us. It is a treat to have the opportunity to share some of her favorite recipes in Our Town’s What’s Cooking.

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