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PAGE 6-A UGV  I IHURSDAY P EB. Z..$ ZUIZ | | F Callaway High School 2011-12 Mr. And Mrs. CHS are Aaron Weddle and Bre'lan Simpson THE BEST OF THE BEST - Callaway High School Robotic Team traveled to the BEST qualifier on the Feb 11 They are Dalton Reason (L), Team Captain Ashley Harper (C) and Emily First Sexual Assault Response ' , Team Protocol Formed Recently i' On Monday, Jan. 30, Law Enforcement Officials from LaGrange Police Department, the Troup County Sheriff's Office, West Point and Hogansville Police Departments, Representatives from Troup County E-911, along with. Local, State, and Superior CoUrt Judges, the District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter Representatives, Officials from the local Child Advocacy Center and Twin Cedars, West Georgia Health System and Officials from the Troup County Health Department gathered to ' sign the first .comprehensive Sexual Assault Response Team i Protocol for Troup County at the Coleman Community Center in LaGrange. The need for the protocol became apparent when Dr. Linda l Buchanan, then LaGrange College Vice President and Dean for | t Student Life and Retention met with County Commission Chair Ricky Wolfe to describe her expe- l rience in assisting a victim of sex- ual abuse. In the process of trying to assist, | Dr. Buchanan discovered that there ! was no coordinated means to respond to the situation especially in the area of the examination and victim support. The Troup County Rape Response Protocol Task Force was established at the Commission Chair's request. The task force has been meet- ing regularly since October, 2010 and after protocol development and training, Troup County is ready to formally adopt and implement the protocol. The essential partners in the Sexual Assault Response Team are Harmony House and the Child Advocacy Center. Harmony House already has a structure for responding to victims of violence and assault. The Child Advocacy Center cur- rently has the facilities for meet- ing the needs for children's sexual assault exams. Without these two agencies the community would have had to build an organization to meet the needs of adult sexual assault victims. Commission Chair Ricky Wolfe said "This effort is a perfect exam- ple of how a community can bring its resources together to address a problem. What has been encouraging in this process has been the oVer- whelming participation of law enforcement from every jurisdic- tion, the District Attorney, 911, West Georgia Health emergency room and th’..ealth Departnt and of course, Harmony House d Twin Cedars: •! All of these agencies have men eager, professional participants throughout this process." The first year costs are being funded through the generosity of a Junior Service League mini grant. Additionally, there is a need for more trained nurse examiners to participate in coordination with the Response Team. If you are a Registered Nurse who has interest in participating in this process, or for further infor- mation regard'rag the Protocol and on the Sexual Assault Response Team, please contact Kay Durand. Kay is the Executive Director of Troup County's Center for Strategic Planninl. • You may reach her at (706)298- 3639, or by' email at kdurand@troupco.org. ! i # t t i q | i i | E ! i w i | I L Hogansville Community Calendar • Greenwave Student of the Month Luncheon at Hogansville Elementary School, Friday, February 24 Contact the school for more details • Downtown Development Authority meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at Hogansville City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. • Hogansville Health Department is open Wednesday, February 29, by appointment with various services available For more information call 706-637-4834 or 706-845-4085• • Lenten Luncheon, noon, wednesday, February 29, at Hogansville First United Methodist Church. A $5 dona- tion is requested. Terry Rainwater will be the featured speaker: • God's Bread Basket food pantry, open 9 am to 1 pm, Thursday, March 1, behind Hogansville Senior Center Sponsored by Hogansville Ministerial Association • Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 p.m., Monday, March 5, at the Hogansville Recreation Department. • HogansvilleCity Council meeting 7pm, Monday, March 5, at city hall The public is encouraged to attend • Lenten Luncheon, noon, Wednesday, March 7, at Hogansville First United Methodist Church A $5 dona- tion is requested Clinton Hughes will be the featured speaker. • Lenten Luncheon, noon, Wednesday, March 14, at Hogansville First United Methodist Church A $5 donation is requested. Fred Kolshom will be the featured speaker • Hummingbird Quilt Guild, 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, in the Community Room of the Hogansville Housing Authority. • Hogansville Municipal Court, 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at the Hogansville Police Station. • Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 p.m., Monday, March 19, at the Hogansville Recreation Department. • Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. • Lenten Luncheon, noon, Wednesday, March 28, at Hogansville First United Methodist Church. A $5 dona- tion is requested. Randall Hodge will be the featured speaker. • Lenten Luncheon, noon, Wednesday, April 4, at Hogansvil!e First United Methodist Church. A $5 donation is requested. John Hagan will be the featured speaker. J To have your non-commercial Hogansville area com- munity event listed in the Community Calendar, send the information to andykober@hotmail.com The deadline is each Monday at noon. FIRST RUNNER UP - Karlie Beasley holds a book about Stripes along with wearing an outfit to match She participated in the Hogansville Elementary School Book Character Day The event was held Feb 14 Students and staff chose their favorite book character as students dressed as that character for the that day Here Karlie portrays the girl with the "Bad Case of Stripes" by David Shannon HE'S THE WINNER - Lucas Purdy was the school winner after dressing like his favorite book character Fly Guy from Tedd Arnold's "Fly Guy" series Prizes were given out to the children who participated in the Book Character Day at Hogansville Elementary School Free Samba Lessons The LaGrahge Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club will have a professional ballroom dance teacher,' Katrina Volgina, doing a free Beginner Samba lesson at their March 9. ballroom dance. Professional Ballroom Dancer Katrina Volgina KATRINA is from Russia and is a profes- sional, international com- petition ballroom dancer who has danced since the age of five. She has taught ball- room dance tochitdren and adults all over the world. She is currently living and teaching in Columbus where she is coaching a, children's competitive Ballroom dance team. Katrinawill be teaching the Beginner Samba lesson at 7 p.m. prior to the dance which starts at 8 p.m. i VISITOR couples!are welcome - $20 per coffple. Dress: smart casual. Location: LaFayette Christian School Gym, 1904 Hamilton Road in LaGrange. For more information call 706-884-5857. Katrina's web site is www.katrinadancega.co m.