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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THUPSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Continued From Page 1-A tl ese plans and list opportu- nities to volunteer in your c mmunity following a dis- aster. Preparedness is not an all-or-nothing proposition, but even taking a single step each week toward creating a plan can add to a household's and a community's resilience in the face of severe weath- er events and other emer- gencies. The themes for each week during National P eparedness month are as follows: Week 1: September 1-9 Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends Week 2: September 10- 16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and C9mmunity Week 3: September 17- 23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans Week 4: September 24- 30 Get Involved! Be a Part of' S0methihg Larger The monthqong obser- vance concludes Sept. 30 with National PrepareAthon! Day, an opportunity for everyone to participate in an activity to get prepared. For tips and tools to get your family and community ready for a disaster, during National Preparedness Month, visit www.ready.ga.gov . Additional preparedness information is also available from your local EMA direc- ttJi'.; As part Of the Office of thb Governor, GEMA/HS works with local, state and federal governments, in part- nership withthe private sec- tor and faith-based commu- nity, to protect life and prop- erty against man-made and natural emergencies. In addi- tion, GEMA/HS employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes. GEMA/HS's Ready Georgia campaign helps Georgians prepare for disasters. Go to www.ready.ga.gov or download the free Ready Georgia app for information on developing a custom emer- gency plan and Ready kit. : :i:: " Courtesy University of Rorida Entomology Dept. VELVET ANT - Also known as "cow ants," they aren't really ants at all. Submitted to the Herald As many people watch the news and hear stories of tragedy from friends and family, they ask "What can I do to help?" There ARE still GOOD people in this com- munity with a desire to help. Here is a fun and delicious way to help Join us for a Locally grown Loving served Dinner, Thursday October 19th at 6:00pm, Three Oaks Barn 197 Burgess Rd. LaGrange, CA. $58 per per- son to enjoy an Unforgettable meal for an Unforgettable cause. 706- 302-4762 or online at www.HopeHarborGa.org/ev ents.html While the devastation of addiction for the children and families of our students is alarming, the joy on their faces when they are reunit- ed with their mothers is priceless. If addiction has not affect your life or some- one you know, then count yourself truly blessed. We see the images of the "junkie" on facebook or the news. But do we ask our- selves whose daughter, mother, or sister that,may be? Do we ask ourselves what ."pain" they were try- ing to numb the first time they tried heroin or metham- phetamine? AT 47 MOUNTAIN HILL ROAD FORTSON, GA 31808 Call Glnny to order TICKETS 770-696-7548 No little girl wakes up one day and says, " I think I'll be an addict and cause devastation in my life and others until I die or end up in prison." When students come to Hope Harbor, they must come willingly with a desire to change. When they say they have hit rock bottom, I say "Good!" As one of our grad- uates said, "When you areon your back, the only way to look is up." She was ready to cry out for help and receive the unconditional, love, grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. She was ready to learn a healthier way to cope with the pain of rejec- tion, death of a child, and the heartache of devastation she had caused in her children's lives. While my heart s desire is that each student who enters Hope Harbor would never relapse, I know that even if just ONE more young lady's life is saved, then this fundraising event is a suc- cess. : Please join us for Hope's Harvest-.-- ' - - 2017. www.HopeHarborGa.org/ev ents.html Fast & Friendly Service Most Insurance Plans Accepted Free Delivery to: Hogansville, Grantville & Moreland Compounded Medication Call us today: *Just a short drive up the road in HistoriC Downtown Grantvilie* 16 Main St #i, Grantville, GA Mon to Fri: 9am-7pm Bryan I Iazelton, PhannD www. facebook.com/grantvillepharmacy By BRIAN MADDY picking one up and playing Troup County with it in your hand. Like Extension Agent bees, only the females who have ovipositors can sting. We have this friendly The flying velvet ants are critter that's red and black male and are harmless. who looks like a UGA Bulldog It's kind of like rat- fan who hangs around our tlesnakes bites. The most garage door. It scurries common location for a bite around like it owns the place, is the hand. That's because Sometimes they even squeak people pick them up and won- when cornered. Meet the vel- der why they get bit. To avoid vet ant also known as the getting stung by a velvet ant, "cow-killer ant." don't pick them up or walk The velvet ant really is a barefoot in their territory. wasp. They are called velvet If you do get stung, the ants because of their simi- sting is usually much more larry to ants and are covered painfulthanabee sting. Since with a velvety "fur." They velvet ants have an anti- can be black or brown with social att.itude receiving mul- red, yellow or orange rings, tiple stings is unlikely. They range in size from one- Cleaning and disinfecting the half inch to an inch in length. The female wasp is a pedes- trian and the male wasp has wings. The female velvet ant spends her time looking for ground nesting bees, wasps and other insect larvae and pupae to lay her eggs in. When the young wasps hatch, they will then parasitize their sting area is the first step. Cold packs and pain reliev- ers should be applied as nec- essary. As with any stinging insect, if you experience a generalized rash or difficul- ty breathing which are signs of an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immedi- ately. How do you dealwith a Lunch-N-Learn at the LaGrange Library; Noon to 1 PM: Plant Diagnostics: Common Pests of Trees" September 18th: Troup County Association of Beekeepers; 7 PM at the Ag Center September 21st: Lunch-N-Learn at the LaGrange Library; Noon to 1 PM: Plant Diagnostics: ; Common Diseases of Trees" September 19th: o Troup County Cattleman's Association: "Forage Production" Kim MuUinix, .: Auburn University Foragei: Specialist; Dinner at 7 PM; $6.00 call for reservations: 706.443.7693 Program starts at 7:30 PM at the Ag Center.:: October 3rd; "Controlling Nuisance Wildlife" UGA Wildlife Specialist Mike Menjak; 7 PM at the Ag Center October 14: 61st Annual Harvest Sale: Tractor Supply, 8 AM - Noon Call the office for vender reserva- tions. If you have any questions host. In other words, they make a meal out Of thelr'new ' home. : : ' The larger species of this mutiMd wasp has the nick- name "cow-killer" for a good reason. The sting hurts enough to kill a cow. With that being said, the most common method of getting stung by one of these creatures is to step on them barefoot or velvet, o!: on e.er!as, s op by r call Edti at ch re :fi 'n6t-to':h - ~:~e ,o ~J, ce die'these in'sects' t/ t alWays' i 'I a'ddg'rs'tligRNR '" wear proper footwear in infested areas. Their hard bodies make them very dif- ficult to crush: They are cool insects, Bulldog supporters, so let them do their business. What's going on in Extension? September 14th: Agent for Troup County Extension. The Troup CounW Extension office is located at 144 Sam Walker Drive, LaGrange, GA. 30240 (706) 883-1675. Monday Friday/8:00 AM- 12 noon and from 1:00 PM - 5:00pro. .) '? : / Submitted To The Herald LaGrange's Sweetland Amphitheatre and IAMHOLDENON will partner to provide a free community screening of Tamlin Hall's award-winning feature film, Holden On, on Wednesday, October 18th. Coinciding with the Holden On screening on the Great Lawn at Sweetland on October 18th will be a high school student led IAMHOLDENON art exhib- it as well as live music, lawn games, food vendors and more. Holden On is a true story about Hall's childhood friend, Holden Layfield, who suf- fered silently with a mental illness as he began to self-medicate and eventually took his life at the age of 19. The independent film, shot entirely in LaGrange, has garnered praise from critics and audiences around the coun- try. Holden On was an Atlanta Journal- Constitution critics pick and Audience Award winner for best feature when it bowed at the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival. The social issue teen drama has gone on to win at every film festival it's screened thus far across the coun- try. On top of the film's success, the film has also sparked a nationwide movement called #1AMHoLDENON that allows teens to use their own voice through art to discuss men- tal health and suicide. One in four people will be affected by a mental disorder during their life and suicide is the #2 cause of death of ages 15-24. The event will also be a celebration party to announce the #1AMHoLDENON move- ment has officially transitioned into a 501(c)3 IAMHOLDENON nonprofit that will use Holden's personality traits of compassion, generosity and acceptance to create a social shift surrounding mental health The nation- al organization will be based in Georgia. The. : organization plans to host.its inaugural Camp. >. IAMHOLDENON for teachers, counselors.-, and youth community leaders in 2018. Inits 2nd year, the organization plans to add an: : annual IAMHOLDENON Music & Arts: Festival to be hosted at the Sweetland ,=: Amphitheatre. " :: Writer-Director Tamlin Hall and actor Matthew Fahey will be in attendance. Fahey'- recu rred on two seasons of MTV's"Awkward." and can be seen in the upcoming faith-based film "The Favorite" starring opposite John Schneider of "Smallville" and "Dukes of Hazzard" fame. Hall is attached to direct the upcoming film adaptation of "A Child Called. It," which was a #1 New York "times best- seller that has sold over 10 million copies. All proceeds for the Sweetland commu- nity event will go towards the IAMHOLDE- NON organization. For more information, please visli!: : www.iamholdenon.org and http J/www.sweetland.events. The film will be shown Wednesday, October 18, rain or shine Doors open at 5:30pm. Hckets are free. $2 suggested cash donation per person. Food i and will be available for purchase.:: >2 beverage QUALITY USED CARS 506 NEW FRANKUN ROAD CALL (7o6)443-5o40 & GET PRE-APPROVED CALL WlLLIE TODAY AT 706-443-5040 GET PRE-APPROVED '