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HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 PAGE 3-A Continued From Page 1A The Mud Hens, an 8 year old Machine Pitch team coached by Joel Powell, will be open on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hogansville Sports Complex in Hogansville. The Athletics, a 9 and 10 year old boys' baseball team, coached by Jimmy Karvelas will open their season Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at George F. Harris Baseball Complex in Lagrange. The Diamond Dolls, a 7 thru 9 year old girls' softball team, coached by Blake Speer open on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Shuford Complex in Lagrange. The Jays (Love's Travel Stop), 9 and 10 years old boy baseball team, coached by Arthez Woodruff will open on Monday, 25 at 7:30 p.m. at George F. Harris Baseball Complex in Lagrange. The Love's Travel Stop, an 11 and 12 year old girls' softball team, coached by Sam Hubbard will open on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the George F. Harris Baseball Complex in Lagrange. The Murphy Dairy, a 13 and 14 year boys' baseball team, coached by Winfrey Murphy will open on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the rope" that youth coaches George Harris Baseball have to navigate with the Complex in Lagrange. fragile nature of many chil- All home games for dren. Regina Duke, Hogansville teams will Hogansville Parks and played at the Hogansville Recreation Department, Sports Complex on Mobley explained"the goals of teach- Bridge Road. ing, developing, and sports- manship must be paramount CURRENTLY, kids, for our coaches..." coaches, and parents can be found practicing across the THE belief appears to county preparing openingthat development of basic day that varies for each. skills that is tempered by You can hear a combina- competitive helps to build the tion of steer directives and character of young people. corrective tips, peppered by So, if you are looking for words of encouragements,an opportunity to watch kids Even as a former little lea- play with the joys of old, take guer myself, I really have a little time and stop a base- never appreciated the "tight ball park this season. T H E DIAMOND IS READY- Youth base- ball begins this week- end in Troup County. Here are a few kids on some local teams prac- ticing for the season. By ANDY KOBER Severe weather lashed Hogansville Monday evening bringing with it an uncon- firmed report of a possible tornado. About 5:30 p.m. hard rain and high winds began strik- ing the area bringing down tree limbs and power lines throughout the city. Downed trees and large tree limbs were reported along Hwy. 29, Hwy. 54, Taliaferro Drive, Boyd Road, and other city streets. HOGANSVILLE City Manager James Woods said that no injuries had been reported. "Our people were very smart," Woods said. "They stayed away from the downed power lines." Woods did report that one c a r W a dam- aged by a falling tree limb. He added that a house suf- fered minor damage when a tree fell In addition to the wind and rain, hail was reported around much of the city with Woods saying that much of it was golf- ball size. T h e storm's fury caused wide- spread power outages, with some lasting throughout the night. a c r o s s IT WOULD be power lines about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and pulled the before power was electrical meter restored to some cus- base away from the tomers. house. As bad as the situation was, it could have been much worse. Woods said those at the Hogansville Police Station reported seeing a funnel cloud pass over parts of the city. With spring approaching, the chance of severe weath- er increases. EMERGENCY services officials urge people to have a weather radio or other method for receiving weath- er alerts. It is not a good idea to use candles during power out- ages. Instead have flashlights or battery-powered lamps with extra batteries. DESTRUCTION - High winds from a tornado in Woodbury created lots of damage to Woodbury City Hall in neighbor- ing Meriwether County. Troup County Schools is issuing a call for proposals from organizations outside the school system who wish to conduct programs involv- ing students and/or staff. Proposals may include providing' SupplemenPal edu- cati0na] pr gxams in the classroorn or outside of the regular school day, involving students in community proj- ects, or seeking the support of students and staff in char- would like to propose a pro- itable causes, gram for implementation in Inorder to ensure that all any of the Troup County supplemental programs are Schools duringthe fallsemes- aligned to support the sys- ter of 2013 (August through tem's mission and that dupli- December), the deadline to cation of efforts do not occur, submit your request is June an established protocol 2013:Y : ........ guides the selection and :You may-,also,,visit.the sehedulingofprogramsfrom school system's website at partners in the community, www.troup.org or call 706- 812-7900 ext. 127 for guide- IF YOUR organization lines to submit a proposal. The School Social Workers Association of Georgia recently held its spring meeting at Troup County School System's Administrative Services Center. More than sixteen pro- fessionals from counties throughout Georgia gathered to share information about legislative and other matters that will impact school social work. The group also convened to celebrate School Social Work Month, which is recog- nized this month. Troup County School System Superintendent Dr. Cole Pugh provided words of inspiration as he welcomed the team to Troup County. Ms. Helen Odom Rice, representative for the Third Congressional District from vey provided to GA middle the State Board of Education and high school students, pro- and Dr. Howard Hendley grams for parents, report- from the Georgia ing/discipline, and the state's Department of Education, new accountability measure- served as guest speakers: ment-College and Career Ms. Rice began her pres- Readiness Performance entation by stating that social Index (CCRPI), workers are individuals that Overall, the speakers pro- "make things happon for chil- vided school social workers dren and families." with very useful information Ms. Rice emphasized the and the assurance of the importance of the process of importance of the role of they collaboration, noting rela- play within the school sys- tionships with community tern. agencies. Rice gave further School social workers remarks about the truncated offer a connection between school year and hiring addi- home, school and the com- tional school support staff, munity. like school social workers. School social workers Dr. Hendley joined the work within varying contexts discussion, providing infor- concerning the social condi- marion on severaltopics such tions of students to promote as the role of school climate, and support the academic and the use of the GA health sur- social successes. Wendy's Wendy's Cruise-In is held every fourth Saturday from March through October. The event is held rain or shine 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be door prizes, music, 50150 and cruiser-of-the-month award. The dates are March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, JulY 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26. The event is located at Wendy's in Hogansville, Exit 28 off 1-85 South in the Ingles Shopping Center. For more information please contact Mary at (706) 668:7731 or rdooupe@gmail.com. Page 11A DANIEL, HADDEN, & ALFORD, P.C. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY If you have been turned down for social security disabil- ity benefits, we may be able to help. We have over 20 years experience in getting social security benefits approved. Please call Danny Daniel for a free consul- tation. (706) 882-9261 202 N. Lewis St. LaGrange, GA 30240 Care @ in a Location Convenient to You Asa mttyrnedtd .dan,. Or. Muneer t ent and. ore for aU ages. Sana Muneer, MD n tam Masons Prepare for Hogansville Masonic Lodge is currently taking orders for its bi-annual Stew Sale. Stew orders will be ready for pick up on Friday, April 5. This year, the stew will be $7 per quart Upcoming Stew and the pickup times for that daywill be from 10 a.m. to noon and then from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. To reserve an order, contact John Weiher at (706) 637-4797.