Lifestyles

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President Andrea Sorrells was honored to report that the 2017-2018 climax of the Polk Retired Educators Association (PREA), was an extremely busy year filled with outstanding achievements.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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We have already seen temperatures above 800 in May. We may have another long dry summer ahead, so we must be prepared. There are mowing practices we can use to conserve water in our turf grass.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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Two local seniors are in luck because the Polk County GOP held their annual Youth Scholarship Fundraiser, and a graduating student from both Rockmart and Cedartown High will receive a grant to help pay for their college fees.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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Pollination, the transfer of pollen from male to female parts of the same or a different flower is necessary to produce fruit and seed in many horticultural crops such as tomatoes, squash, watermelon, apples and peaches.

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WELSHfest Heritage Days planning is already back up and running continuing the area’s tradition of providing financial support for The Rockmart History Museum and restoration and preservation of present day Van Wert Church in Rockmart. Broken down into teams of workers, success is already cl…

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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As the Rockmart Farmers Market’s six-week cooking course presses on, local youth are only getting closer to graduating into fully-fledged child chefs.

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A pup with a local connection won big at the latest American Kennel Club Westminster Dog Show this past week, and was featured on the annual broadcast. The AKC Champion and bronze grand champion whose full name is Dreamcatcher Cairbre To Lokis Major at Aujudon, also known as Evo, took best i…

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Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s holiday and birthday Monday, January 15, 2018 by donating 32 backpacks filled with male hygiene products to two non-profit organizations. The Chapter encompasses Bartow, Carroll, …

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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I often hear stories of how homeowners plan to protect their shrubs during a cold snap. Sometimes homeowners have good intentions, but they do more to damage than protection of their shrubs during a cold snap.

Rita Mull (center) presented Gov. Nathan Deal with another of her photographs selected for the Georgia Council of the Arts “Celebrating Home” exhibit running in the executive offices of the State Capitol building through May.

The Cedartown Kiwanis Club welcome special guest speaker Blair Elrod to their Jan. 19 meeting. Elrod is the new executive director of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce. The Cedartown Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at noon at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club.

ROME — Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the fall semester of 2017. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

  • Sean Williams, SJ Correspondent
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A collection of staff and students from Rockmart High School and Rockmart Middle School and staff from Rockmart Cultural Arts Center gathered at the city’s downtown theatre to put on the final public performance of Seussical Jr. that proved to live up to the summer shows.

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The Rockmart Farmers Market will be on a three-week winter break beginning after this Thursday’s holiday market and returning in mid-January, but executive director Shonna Kirkpatrick has big plans the weekly event before and after the holiday season ends.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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To many, the beginning of the Christmas season is getting a tree decorated. The aroma, beauty, and the special adventure of having a tree are sensed by all in the home.

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Poinsettias adorned the tables of the last gathering of the 2017 year of the PREA (Polk Retired Educators Association), and was punctuated by the excited voices and seasonal dress of the attendees!

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Colton Dixon provided contemporary Christian and holiday favorites to an audience who were just happy he was in Polk County for the first ever event held by For Polk, a nonprofit group looking to make a difference in the community.

  • Ricky Ensley, Polk County Extension Coordinator
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The holiday season without the traditional greenery can be a bit drab and artificial. Many landscapes may have a number of different greens that you may use and achieve a more natural Christmas. Pines, particularly the short leaf or Virginia pine, can be most pleasing.