Lifestyles

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Descendents of Waddie Thomas Cantrell and Lillian Davidson Cantrell gathered once again for the group’s annual reunion that took place on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Cedartown Women’s Building on Wissahickon Avenue.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Our office has been getting samples and calls about a light green flaky material growing on shrubs and trees. The light green flaky material is — lichens.

  • Tyler Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Artistic expression comes out in people for a lot of reasons, and one local creative is using canvas and paint as a way to show off her passion for people from all walks of life, even those made up by others.

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The Polk County Farm Bureau encourages sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to enter the 2018 Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest, open not only to public school students, but those who are in private school and home school as well.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Recently I have been seeing a large number of yellow jackets around homes, especially in backyards near decks and patios. The yellow jackets are attracted to the sugar in soft drink cans or candy wrappers that are tossed into garbage cans outside. And they often come from quite some distance…

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It’s a story that was an idea launched after seeing what students were reading, and now it’s available from a local author who also keeps an eye out for criminals during the night shift in Rockmart. Local police officer Lee Fortune first children’s novel “Little Stevie and the Guard Rooster,…

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Bremen’s Spencer A. Ward, the son of Bremen’s Neil and Robyn Ward, has achieved the highest Boy Scouts rank: Eagle Scout.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Here at the extension office in Cedartown, people come or call in with a lot of questions about plants and animals that have gotten them curious, or maybe just downright stumped.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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There are still four weeks left in the Rockmart Farm­er’s Market six-week cooking class, and Spaghetti Squash Gremolata was on the menu for the students who learned how to prepare the classic dish in a hygienic, safe and fresh way.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Problems may involve direct injury, abnormal growth, or both. There may or may not be a remedy. Some problems may affect all vegetables, others one crop, one variety, or sometimes one or two plants.

A Cedartown High and Berry College graduate took his education one step further and finished up additional work at Louisiana State University, where he fished up graduate work in physics in the past months.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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As a young boy, I found out first hand that some caterpillars can produce some painful results. We often get calls this time of year about these stinging caterpillars. Recognizing the few stinging caterpillar species, including the saddleback, may prevent irritating encounters.

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Anyone who has served with the United States Marines Corps knows the phrase well that “once a Marine, always a Marine” holds true, even after they hang up their uniform and enjoy retirement from the battles they face.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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For vigorous plant growth, water conservation and better disease control, drip-watering systems are hard to beat.

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During a promotion to help get school supplies for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Cedarown and Rockmart, Holmes for Her were able to provide dozens of bookbags, bowls of crayons and glue and stacks of paper for youth in the CASA program locally.