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HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2005 PAGE 5-A LUCK IMPROVING- William Patton and his son Rashawn of Pascagoula, Miss., (front row, left) were all smiles last week after Rashawn received a donated power wheel- chair courtesy of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Technology Department to replace the one he lost during Hurricane Katrina flooding. Joining them for this photo opportunity in front of historic Georgia Hall were Institute volunteer James Chapman along with (back row) RWSIR's Elizabeth Kinne, Gerald Erkhart, Charles Carter, Chuck Chapman, -tim Butler and interim executive director David Parmer. Warm Springs- and Hearts Institute Making Evacuees 'Feel Like Royalty' Doing its part to support the ongoing relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina and furthering its mission to "empower individuals with disabilities to achieve personal independence," the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation began its third week as host for 12 disabled New Orleans evacuees and their families thispast weekend. They are' clients of ARC of Greater New Orleans, a United Way funded program, cur- rently being housed at RWSIR's Camp Dream. They are residents of New Orleans, Kenner, Metairie, Chalmette and New Orleans East that normally receive trans- portation and live-in support in their homes. When the Gulf Coast mandatory evacu- ation order was finally handed down on Sunday, Aug. 28, their 31-person group was already in evacuation mode and on the high- way before 6 a.m. 'e had evacuated before and learned the lesson of not to wait until the last minute," ARC Associate Director Lori Malbrone stated recently. "The last time we evacuated because of a hurricane, we were in bumper-to-bumper traffic for 24 hours getting to PortArthur, Tex,,a drive that sh0dld 0nlytake six hours; Getting: out,early is the way. to go." Instead of going west, this time ARC's four vans headed east with an ultimate des- tination of Columbus, a seven-hour drive and the nearest location where they could secure 15 motel rooms. Actually, their reservations at Columbus' Baymont Inn and Suites on Warm Springs Road had been in place since Aug. 26, when their evacuation plans were first made. THEY ARRIVED Sunday evening in hopes of only being there a few days, long enough for the storm to make landfall some- time Monday and basic cleanup operations to begin. Obviously, they had no idea of the magnitude Katrina and what it would do to their hometown. "By Tuesday it was becoming painfully obvious they we wouldn't be going back for a long time," Malbrone stated. "We didn't want to take our clients to a shelter so me and my three other staffers were already searching for jobs in the Columbus area in hopes of providing enough income for the entire group to stay as long as necessary." THAT'S WHEN fate took a fortuitous turn with a chance meeting in the motel parking lot and an invitation for the group to attend a church supper at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus Wednesday night. "We all went to the church supper Wednesday and were treated like royalty. They gave us donations and extra clothes and best of all, one lady there told me her sister knew Elizabeth Kinne (chief of voca- tional rehabilitation) at the Roosevelt Institute and would put in a call to see if she could help," Malbrone continued. That call took place on Thursday morn- ing and by 5:30 that evening, Kinne was in direct contact with Malbrone and plans were being made to move the group to Warm Springs. "I came up here on Friday, saw what a wonderful facility was available at Camp Dream, spoke with Bobby Pack (assistant commissioner for Rehabilitation Services, Georgia Department of Labor) and remem- ber thanking the Good Lord all the way back to Columbus as I returned to tell the group," she said. "We came prepared to do our own cook- ing and cleaning, but we've been treated like guests here at the Institute, with three square meals a day at the camp dining hall and access to all the facilities at the Ruzycki Center for Therapeutic Recreation. Our clients range in age from 30'to 70 and they thrive on routine, and here they've been able to maintain a certain amount of normality while making a lot of new friends. The com- munity has provided clothes, the Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund set up a special fund for donations; everyone has been wonderful. We watched the HBO movie 'Warm Springs' on DVD this weekend, but I can assure you we already knew about the Spirit of Warm Springs," Malbrone added. With the threat of bacteria abounding throughout the flood soaked New Orleans area, no timetable had been established at this writing for the group's return. "Most of these people will have their homes demol- ished, but most will still go back," Malbrone said. "Some will probably relocate to apart- ments if they can find one and a couple could be moving in with family, at least for the time being, but most will return with us as soon as its safe. They have lived there all their lives and regardless of what happened, it's still home." ANYONE WISHING to make a donation to the disabled evacuees should contact the RWS Development Fund at 706-655-5666. In addition to the evacuees from New Orleans, the Institute also provided a power wheelchair from its donated inventory for a young man from Pascagoula, Miss., Rashawn Patton, whose chair had been destroyed by the surging flood waters of Katrina. He and his father, William Patton, were on hand to pick up the chair this past Friday thanks again to arrangements made through Commissioner Michael Thurmond's office. at the Georgia Department of Labor. Laura Elise Terrell and Benjamin Thomas Ladd Terrell-Ladd Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leion Terrell of Cumming annotnce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elise Terrell, to Benjamin Thomas Ladd, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sims Ladd of Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands, formerly of Marietta. Miss TerreU is the granddaughter of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. Marvin LaRue Jackson of Cumming and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leion Terrell, Sr. of Prentiss, MS. She is a graduate of Forsyth Central High School in Cumming. She will graduate with a bachelor's degree, in Art and Design with a concentration in photography in May 2006 from LaGrange College. She will be pursuing a Master's in Art Education. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. Tom W. Keith and Mrs. Mary Jo Keith, and the late Mr. Thomas B. Ladd Sr. and Reverend and Mrs. Robert L. Harris all of Hogansville. Mr. Ladd is a graduate of Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw. He will earn a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, from Lee University in Cleveland, TN Dec. 17, 2005. He will be pursuing a Master's degree as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant in graduate school. The couple will be wed in a 2 o'clock ceremony Dec. 31 at Alpharetta United Methodist Church in Alpharetta. School Officials Pleased With Results of AR SAT Troup County officials are pleased with student per- formance in the AP (Advanced Placement) Program as evidenced by spring 2005 results. Nationally, AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 3, 4, or 5 considered wor- thy of college credit at many colleges and universities across the nation. While maintaining the level of performance for stu- dents scoring at the 3,4, or 5 level from the previous year, the number of Troup County students taking AP tests increased by 12 percent. It continues to be the sys- tem's goal to encourage stu- dents to pursue a more rig- orous program of study as a way to increase student learning. The Advanced Placement courses offer the most rigor- ous program in the district. The Scholastic Aptitude Test is a test that measures the verbal and mathematical reasoning that students need to do college-level work. On the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Troup County exceeded the national aver- age for the percentage of stu- dents taking the test by eight percent. The "Combined Score" for two of the three high schools increased over their three- year average. The top ten percent of Troup High's Class of 2005 improved performance in each category: Verbal, Mathematics and Combined. LaGrange High School improved its overall scores in both Verbal and Mathematics categories, and posted Mathematics and Combined scores above the state average. Sclool officials would like to see the gap narrowed when compared to state and national scores. Of particu- lar concern is the decline in Mathematics scores on the SAT and in general across the curriculum. Plans to take advantage of an online SAT preparation opportunity pro- vided by the state and to embed the SAT into the cur- riculum are in place. Happy anniversary goes to Roger and Gwendolyn Williams on their 31st on Sept. 27; Craig and Sonja Freeman on their 9th on Sept. 28; Mel and Annette Grady on their 40th on Oct. 3; Richard Lewis and Tracy Overton, Sr. on their 14th on Oct. 4, and Stalin and Vickie Williams on their 26th on Oct. 5. We wish them many more. Congratulations to Tocarra Hardaway and Kenyatta Ward on the birth of their son, Kendarius Ward, born Sept. 25 and weighing 8 lbs, 2 oz. Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Sharion Hardaway of Grantville. Maternal grandmother is Dorothy Hardaway of Grantville. We're sorry to report that Rev. J.E Booker of Lone Oak and Marguerite Evans and Linda Helen Hamilton of Grantville are patients at Newnan Hospital. We wish them a speedy recovery. Birthday greetings go to Sara Allen, Eva Mae Clark, Marquet Deon Easter, son of Gloria O. Easter, Jennye Lou Hardaway, Mattie R. Jackson, in memory of Lizzie Johnson, Linda Marie Nalls, Juwarn V. Middleton, Minister Tony Nails, Mary Hall Griggs, James Pritchett, Marsha R. Ramsey, daughter of Ellen Rosser, Diedre Shy, daugh- ter of Johnny and Rosa Ann Shy, Corion Stevens, in memory of Willie Estella Rosser, RaDarious Keion McKee, son of Betty Addie and Tim McKee, Larry Overton, Rozie Leon Thompson, Willie T. Stewart, Daisy Steagall and in memory of Alfred Wright, Jr. Bethlehem Baptist Church of St. Marks Community invites everyone to attend its annual Mens and Womens Day service on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Come and make a joyful noise as we present the four seasons. Everyone is invited to attend this spiritu- al praise service with different singing groups. Rev. Willie Joe Cameron is the pas- tor. Oak Ridge CME Church of Greenville invites everyone to its revival services Oct. 12 through 14, Wednesday through Friday, at 7:30 nightly. Rev. Eddie Story, pastor of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Auburn, AL, will be bringing the message each evening. Rev. Darrell Heard is the pastor. Seed for thought: Take time to laugh. It is the music of the soul. HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA LEGAL NOTICE The City of Hogansville, Georgia will hold a General Election on November 8, 2005 for the purpose of electing two (2) City Council Members held by Bobby Joe Frazier, Post W. and Charlie Frank Martin, Post #1 and Mayor held by Wilson St. Clair. Polls will open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Any person wishing to vote in this election must be registered no later than October 10, 2005 and reside in the City of Hogansville on the date of the election. This notice is given pursuant to the 0fficml Code of Georgia Annotated Legal Advertisement Selling West Georgia One Home at a Time!! IN-TOWN LOCATION 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH HOME WITH INGROUND POOL, HOT TUB, POOL HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED YARD. EXCELLENT CONDITION, ONLY ONE MILE FROM 1-85 MUST SEE. CALL STEVE DANIEL @ 706-881-4544 COZY BRICK RANCH NESTLED 3 BEDROOM. 2 BATH HOME ON NICE CORNER. LEVEL LOT. 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