Funds for your future

Need money for college?

Advocates for Children, together with Terry Reid Kia and Hyundai, proudly announce the 3rd Annual Funds for Your Future competition. Funds for Your Future is a unique opportunity for local high school seniors to compete for valuable college scholarships by raising money for Advocates for Children through duck sales (adoptions) for the 2013 Duck Derby.

Terry Reid Kia and Hyundai will be generously donating five scholarships totaling $10,000. The prizes will be awarded through the Etowah Scholarship Foundation to the top five Funds for Your Future participants selling a minimum of 500 ducks.

All proceeds from duck sales benefit Advocates for Children and their eight community programs, each designed to prevent child abuse or assist those who are already its victims. Across all the services, Advocates improved the lives and offered hope to 2500 local children and families in 2012.

Participating students and their families may begin selling ducks immediately, and the contest ends on May 10. The twelfth annual Duck Derby is May 18 at the Riverside Day Use Area. For more information or to register for the scholarship competition, contact Claudia Laughridge, General Manager of Terry Reid Automotive Group at 678-605-9500 (office) or 770-815-8103 (cell).

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Newsworthy…..

The Behavioral and Emotional Health Resources will hold a Strategy Plan Evaluation Meeting on Wed. March 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location to be announced. For more information contact Molly Schultz @ molly.schultz@yahoo.com.

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force will meet March 11th @ 10:00 am @ The Teen Center. For more information contact Angie Robinson @ 706.802.5828 or arribubsib@dhr.state.ga.us
Adairsville Recovery Benefit Auction Saturday, March 2, 2013. Ken’s Antique and Auction is organizing an auction to help raise funds for those affected by the recent storm. Donations such as furniture, motorcycle, automobiles, appliances, clean working appliances, and anything of value is now being collected. The Auction will be @ 10:00 am @ 5536 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy in Adairsville (formerly Parkway Ford). All money raised and additional donations will be given to Bartow Recovery.www.BartowRecovery.org. For more information contact Ken McLeod @ 770.364.6281, email kenneth@kensauction.com or visit the auction website @ http://www.auctionzip.com/GA-Auctioneers/445.html.
Morehouse College is offering scholarships in the area of STEM related subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For more information, contact Jackie Dugger @ Morehouse College @ jdugger@morehouse.edu or 404-525-6391

PARTNER EVENTS…..

Keep Bartow Beautiful
Keep Bartow Beautiful will be celebrating the Great American Cleanup this spring. Recycling Projects will launch Friday March 1st .Students will be participating in the 2012-2013 School Recycling Contest to end on Earth Day, April 22. Clean-up Projects include April 13: Anheuser-Busch employees will be joined by local citizens to clean Etowah River, April 19: Adairsville High School ROTC and Environmental Science students will participate in the cleanup of Old Highway 41, April 20: Ray Southern Memorial Cleanup/Atco Community Day. April 27: Gene Thacker Memorial Cleanup, and May will conclude with Georgia Highlands Community Garden Project. To volunteer, call 770-387-5167 or email henshaws@bartowga.org.

Sam Jones United Methodist Church
Sam Jones UMC will hold an Infant/child/adult CPR and basic First Aid class on Saturday March 2nd from 9am-1pm. Cost: $10. For more information contact Mary Parker at mparker@samjonesumc.org. “Making Decisions Now for Later” (an End of Life Educational Series) includes the following workshops: Wed. April 10th -Hospice-what is it? What happens with hospice?; Wed. April 17th- Funeral Planning, writing an obituary, the National Cemetery for Veterans, and organ donation; Wed. April 24th – Legal aspects and financial aspects associated with the end of life; Wed. May 1st – The spiritual aspect of the end of life. All seminars are free and start at 6:00 pm. For more information contact Mary Parker mparker@samjonesumc.org or Laura Herr parishnurse@samjonesumc.org.

From Advocates for Children
The 2013 Spring Benefit, presented by Simonton Financial Associates, will be March 23rd at the Booth Western Art Museum. A gourmet dinner will be served by Ray Thacker of Grand Oaks with musical accompaniment by Sam Holladay. Silent and live auction items will be open for bid with enviable items procured from local artists, autographed books and memorabilia and one of a kind experiences. Tickets to this year’s Auction Gala are $125. If you are interested in receiving an invitation to this event, please contact Karen White at 770-387-1143 or Karen@AdvoChild.org.

Advocates for Children, together with Terry Reid Kia and Hyundai, is also sponsoring the 3rd Annual Funds for Your Future competition. This is a unique opportunity for local high school seniors to compete for valuable college scholarships by raising money through duck sales (adoptions) for the 2013 Duck Derby. Participating students and their families may begin selling ducks immediately, and the contest ends on May 10. The twelfth annual Duck Derby is May 18 at the Riverside Day Use Area. For more information or to register for the scholarship competition, contact Claudia Laughridge, General Manager of Terry Reid Automotive Group at 678-605-9500 (office) or 770-815-8103 (cell).

From Action Ministries
Action Ministries Veterans Assistance will take applications on March 25, 2013 from 10:00am – 3:00pm @ Goodwill Career Center in Cartersville for possible financial assistance and case management. Veterans must meet all three of the following requirements and provide documentation: 1) Veteran who has served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and you DID NOT receive a dishonorably discharged. Must have a copy of your DD214, Statement of Service, or Veteran ID Card. 2) Have low income (household income must not exceed 50% of area median income in your county.) Must have recent proof of income or 3rd party letter indicating the amount of month household income, 3) Homeless (with no permanent residence, staying in a shelter, hotel paid for with a voucher, tent, or other place outdoors). Must have a letter from the shelter, receipt of hotel stay, or a statement from a 3rd party to verify housing situation. For more information contact 1-888-206-7372 or http://www.actionministries.net.

From Kerry DeFoe, NW Georgia Regional Council on Aging
Plans are underway for the 2013 Caregiver Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2013. If your organization is interested in being a sponsor and/or exhibitor, please complete the attached form. Please note that the deadline for sponsors is Monday, February 11, 2013 and the deadline for exhibitors is Monday, February 18, 2013. For more information contact Kerry DeFoe @ 866.552.4464 or kdefoe@nwgrc.org.

From Cartersville Planning and Development
The ATCO Clean-up & Neighborhood Day will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am. This event is a part of national Great American Clean-up and Earth Day and will be the 3rd year ATCO Community is participating. Locally, the City of Cartersville and Keep Bartow Beautiful is sponsoring the first Neighborhood Day, which will include food, festivities and community resources. If your organization or agency is interested in setting up a table to provide educational information or interactive activities or you would like to volunteer, please contact Richard Osborne, Cartersville City Planner @ 770-387-5614 or rosborne@cityofcartersville.org. Richard will be our guest speaker at the March Collaborative Meeting.

Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is accepting applications for 2013 Youth Summit on Poverty and Hunger. The Summit is for rising 9th – 12th graders who have an interest in hunger and poverty issues. The two sessions are June 4 – 7th and July 16th – 19th. It is a competitive application process and all applicants must complete the Youth Summit application. Application deadline is April 12th and space is limited. For more information or to find a link to the application, visit http://www.acfb.org/youth-summit or call 404-892-3333 ext. 1308.

WEBINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS
February
The Georgia Food Bank Association will host a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, also referred to as “Food Stamps”) Outreach Partner Information Session will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph Lowery Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30318. This session will provide information on the 50% reimbursement grant funding that is available to GA State SNAP Outreach Partners if approved to participate under the grant through GA DHS. To register of for more information contact Lila Hawks @ 404-601-2462.

March
Lookout Mtn CME and the Adolescent & Youth Development Program of Northwest GA Public Health have partnered to present a free workshop on engaging and empowering youth voice in our programs. Youth As Partners in Systems of Care will be March 20 from 9-2 in Rome at the Floyd County Health Department and April 19th at Dalton State College. For more information contact Angie Robinson @ arrobinson@dhr.state.ga.us.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia Chapter will host the Annual Caregiver Conference will be held in Calhoun, Tuesday March 26, 2013 from 8:30-4:00. This conference is free for family caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, but registration is required. All other attendees pay $15 (includes lunch). Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Calhoun and RossWoods Adult Day Services in Dalton are offering respite for caregiv who wish to attend the conference.

An additional Family Caregiver Workshop will be held in Cartersville @ Cartersville Medical Center (Classroom #3) on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10:00-2:00. Lunch will be provided. The workshop will include 10 signs of Alzheimer’s, the Basics and Elderly Law. For more information on either workshop, contact Rebekah Davis, Programs Director @ 1.800.272.3900 or email rdavis@alz.org.

April-May
UGA Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor The Healthy Relationships and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) project. Funded by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau this training seeks to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system by increasing child welfare workers’ access to and implementation of relationship and marriage education. The HRMET will prepare Child Welfare providers and other professionals serving youth and adults to understand and support healthy co-parenting, couple and marital relationships for populations This 1-day pilot training is designed to serve as a research model leading to an evidence-based national training resource. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on pre and post training surveys in order to inform and enhance the quality of future trainings. There is no-cost, but a $35 registration deposit is required to hold a spot. Participants will receive their check back upon the conclusion of the training. The Training will be held April 25, 2013 @ The UGA Hotel & Conference Center in Athens and on July 11, 2013 @ Forsyth County Public Safety Complex in Cumming. The training is scheduled from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. A light breakfast, lunch, and training materials are provided the day of the training. To register visit http://www.gamarriages.org. For more information contact Michele Melton @ msmelton@uga.edu or 770-887-2418.

Things to know

Please continue to keep Adairsville and our Gordon County neighbors in your thoughts and prayers.

Unemployment for Storm Victims

The Georgia Dept. of Labor will have an office set up at United Community Bank in Adairsville, GA on Tuesday & Thursday Feb. 12th & 14th from 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm to assist others out of work as a result of the storms. United Community Bank, 7400 Hwy. 140 NW in Adairsville. For more information 770-773-7716.

PARTNER EVENTS…..

From Advocates for Children.

The twentieth anniversary of the perennial fundraising favorite, Every Child’s A Star will be held this Friday, February 15 @ 7:30 at Woodland High School Performing Arts Center. The show promises acts that will appeal to everyone: singers, dancers, a couple of rock groups, an all guys ensemble, gymnastics, jump ropers, and even a self-written monologue from our primary category.” Tickets are $10, and are available from all the performers, at the door, or by calling 770-387-1143.

From I Sport Global

Coach Valerie Linley will be teaching a Winter Break Basketball Camp Feb. 18-21 from 8:30am-12:00pm @ Houston Suggs Gym- Bartow County Recreation Dept., 31 Beavers Drive in Cartersville. The camp is for 3rd-8th and the cost is $50. This Emerson native played point guard in the 1990’s at Cass High School and now conducts her own basketball camps across the US. She is currently launching her own athletic apparel line business (I Sport Global), a youth non-profit organization (Destined to Succeed Mobile Mission), a basketball developer (teams and individuals), and working in Ministry to develop her purpose in life for Jesus Christ. For more information, see attached register form or contact Valarie @ 706.601.8308, 770.387.5149, or email ISPORTGLOBAL@yahoo.com.

From Jolene Glenn, Atlanta Food Bank and The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign

The Metro Atlanta Asset Building Coalition will meet on February 21, 2013, 8-9:30 AM @ the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Special guest and information on: Consumer Financial Protection at State Level John Sours, Administrator. For more information contact Jolene Glenn @ jolene.glenn@acfb.org.

From Voices for Children

Children’s Day at the Capitol will be February 26th. The objective is to build the awareness of our state legislators that children’s agencies are organized, involved and above all committed to each and every child in Georgia. Bring your brochures, reports, give-aways and legislative agendas. This event is an opportunity for you to connect with lawmakers, agency staffs, other advocates and Capitol visitors. The event is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m with a “fun program” sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Schools are invited to attend. To register visit http://www.georgiavoices.org.

From Kerry DeFoe, NW Georgia Regional Council on Aging

Plans are underway for the 2013 Caregiver Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2013. If your organization is interested in being a sponsor and/or exhibitor, please complete the attached form. Please note that the deadline for sponsors is Monday, February 11, 2013 and the deadline for exhibitors is Monday, February 18, 2013. For more information contact Kerry DeFoe @ 866.552.4464 or kdefoe@nwgrc.org or see attached information.

From Bartow County Recreation Department

2013 KUNG SOO DO KARATEregistrations are being conducted now through April 9th. Register online @ http://www.bartowga.or or at the Bartow County Recreation Department. The program focuses on non-contact, classical style Karate. The class offers instruction for beginners and advanced students. The Fee is $33 and classes meet once a week from April 16-May 21.

WEBINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

The Burton Blatt Institute-Southeast (Southeast ADA Center and Southeast TACE -Region IV) will sponsor a free webinar focusing disability inclusion within business. “Building Inclusion through Creative Hiring and Collaboration” will be Thursday February 21, 2013. For more information or to register visit http://www.adasoutheast.org

Family Intervention Specialist will host “Working with Difficult Clients” Thursday, February 21st, 2013 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm @ their Hiram office. Participants will learn what makes clients difficult, identify personality traits and other clinical diagnoses that may present themselves, and learn assertiveness skills. To register or for more information, contact Ashleigh Lister @ ashleigh.lawson@fisinc.org.

Lookout Mtn CME and the Adolescent & Youth Development Program of Northwest GA Public Health have partnered to present a free workshop on engaging and empowering youth voice in our programs. Youth As Partners in Systems of Care will be March 20 from 9-2 in Rome at the Floyd County Health Department.

Red Cross continues assistance !

Red Cross Disaster Relief Continues in NW Georgia

Bartow and Gordon County residents with emergency needs urged to call 404-870-4440

ATLANTA, February 7, 2013 — Red Cross caseworkers in Bartow and Gordon counties continue to meet with families through mobile outreach and at established Red Cross centers to help them develop a plan for recovery and to provide emergency assistance for such things as food, clothing, relocation, prescription replacement, emotional support and referrals for additional resources.

Residents who cannot live in their homes are urged to call to set up an appointment to meet with a caseworker or to simply drop by a Red Cross center. Residents whose damaged homes are livable but have other disaster-caused needs are asked to call and arrange to speak with a Red Cross caseworker. The center has fielded dozens of calls since Monday.

Red Cross Call Center Phone Number:

404-870-4440

Call Center Hours of Operation:

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily until further notice

Red Cross / Casework Center Locations:

Bartow County: Manning Mill Youth Center

163-B Manning Mill Road

Adairsville, GA 30103

Gordon County: Sonoraville Recreation Center

7494 Fairmount Hwy

Calhoun, GA 30701

Casework Center Hours of Operation:

Noon – 7:00 p.m. daily until further notice

Some 140 Red Cross disaster responders have supported tornado and severe weather relief efforts in Georgia since last week and are joined by local emergency partners. To date, the Red Cross has provided more than 91 overnight stays for displaced families and served more than 1,531 meals at shelters and through mobile outreach in partnership with the Salvation Army. Another 7,700 bottles of water and snacks, and more than 800 items such as clean-up kits, work gloves, pails and rakes were distributed in affected communities.

How You Can Help

Red Cross disaster relief efforts are made possible through the generosity of the public. Georgians can click (www.redcross.org) or call (1-800-RED-CROSS) to make a credit card donation or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

You can help people affected by disasters like the Georgia tornadoes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit http://www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter (Northwest Georgia Chapter, 112 John Maddox Drive NW, Rome, GA 30165 or by calling 706-291-6648) or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Adairsville Church of God holds class for Tornado victims on how to keep from being SCAMMED!

DON’T BE A VICTIM! Come learn how to deal with home repair
contractors and learn what the typical scams are! Also learn how to hire contractors, how to check them out, what should actually be in your contract, the building permit process, how to set up payment schedules, insurance issues you may not know about, how to deal with problems that may arise, change orders, lien releases and a whole lot more! It doesn’t matter where you are in your project! Come learn how to protect yourself now and in the future!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Adairsville Church of God
297 Old Dixie Highway
Adairsville, GA 30103

Those interested in attending can email: rsvp@ncphif.org or call (404) 902-6100.
Pre-registration is not mandatory, but will help us plan seating and material distribution.

Radio a thon Raises $33,609.64

United Way of Bartow County wants to thank WBHF 1450, Cartersville Uncut, The Daily Tribune and the Bartow County community for raising $33,609.64 to assist victims of the tornado’s that hit Adairsville, GA on Jan 30th. The money raised will help with food, supplies, rent and utility deposits to relocate, temporary housing and medications. To learn more about the programs available for assistance call United Way at 770-386-1677.

Radio a thon to benefit United Way – All proceeds go to start helping tornado victims one on one !!!! 770-386-1450

AM 1450, WBHF, Cartersville UNCUT, and The Daily Tribune News are teaming up to help those impacted by the tornado in Adairsville. Join us for a Radiothon this morning from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Bartow County specifically for disaster relief for the recent tornado.

You have been asking for a way to help, and here is your opportunity. You can drop your donation off at the radio station in downtown Cartersville and immediately help those in need with the daily essentials like food, clothing and other daily items that we take for granted until they are gone.

Cash and checks made out to United Way of Bartow County will be accepted, and we will also have donation buckets on Erwin Street near City Hall. Several local organizations will be matching contributions that are made that morning, so your donation will be multiplied.

This radiothon can only be successful with your help. So tune in, pledge, or come by the AM 1450 WBHF, Cartersville UNCUT, and The Daily Tribune News radiothon TODAY from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

770-386-1450