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HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 PAGE 3-A From staff reports been employed by the Troup County School System prior ElizabethGaddy, Hogans- to that. vitle resident-and- former - Gaddywasindictedonthe Callaway Middle School charges in May and had been teacher, has pled guilty to placed on administrative child molestion, leave. She later resigned the Under the terms of the position. plea deal, Gaddy received a Gaddy was accused of 20-year sentence and will having multiple sexual serve five years in jail. encounters with a 13-year old Other charges of aggra- male student at Callaway vated child molestation Middle School. She was also and enticing a child for accused of arranging meet- indecent purposes were ings with the student in order dropped, to perform sexual acts on the Gaddy, 46, had been student. teaching at Callaway MiddleGaddy will have to regis- since August 1994, but had ter as a sex offender. Photo By ANDY KOBER CHEERING THE TEAM - The Callaway Cavaliers have enjoyed large crowds attending the football games includ- ing these two young ladies. Alana Striblin, 10, (left) and Tiffany Barnes, 11, appeared to have a great time during a recent game. Alana is a student at Westside Magnet School while Tiffany attends Mountville Elementary and proudly reports that "Mountville fifth graders will rock their graduation." On Sunday, Nov. 22, Firstsaid. Baptist Church of Hogans- The efforts of FBC and ville will celebrate participating congregations Thanks4Giving by partici-will go directly toward help- patingintheSoles4Soulsshoe ing put shoes on the feet of charity, barefoot children around the Soles4Souls, the shoe world. The U.S. government charity that gives away free estimates that 300 million pairs of shoes, has a simple children aroundthe world mission: to find brand new have never owned a pair of and "gently worn" shoes and shoes. give them new life on the feet of people in desperate need. DURING the Morning The charityhasdonated Worship Service at First over 5 million pairs of shoes Baptist Church, worshippers to victims of natural disas- will be asked to consider giv- ters, people living in extreme ing up their "Sunday best" poverty and even those laid shoes to help those in need. off during the current reces- While experiencing what it sion. feels like firsthan d to be in One of the core groups public without shoes, partic- that help transform the ipants will receive the bless- Soles4Souls mission from an ing of knowing they have idea into a living example of helped meet the needs of oth- God's love is the church,ers through personal sacri- fice. FIRST Baptist Church of To learn more about Hogansvflle, along with hun- Soles4Souls and its upcom- dredgof'otti c rtgfL 1,, ing ch . fa'Dl L ch-ff ;''.' acro ' i 6rftif' Ar[f lZicR : 6 wwwcgi 6 g. 8 " 6'r '''' ing, a Soles4Souls event also email the Soles4Souls where congregations will team at sunday@give- challenge themsolvestohar- shOes.org to request more vest 250,000 pairs of shoes to information on how to regis- be distributed to those in need ter for Thanks4Giving. worldwide. Soles4Souls is a Thanks4Giving is a Nashville-based charity that unique opportunity for peo- collects shoes from the ware- ple to be thankful for what houses of footwear compa- they have by sharing with nies and the closets of peo- those less fortunate with the ple like you. The charity dis- gift of shoes, tributes these shoes free of "Churches have always charge to people in need, beenincrediblyresponsiveto regardless of race, religion, our programs," said Wayne class, or any other criteria. Elsey, Founder and CEO of Since 2005, Soles4Souls Soles4Souls. "This engaging has given away over 5.5 rail- event will not only leave a lion pairs of new and gently lasting impact on the hearts worn shoes. The shoes have of your entire congregation, been distributed to people in but it will also help over 125 countries, including Soles4Souls continue our Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and mission to 'Change the World the United States. One Pair at a Time'," Elsey For more information please contact: Lataine Smith, WOM Director, First Baptist Church of News from the Hogansville, 706-637-8731. Senior Center Meteor Shower Visible Tonight Peak activity has passed,ty for quality family time. but meteors will continue to This meteor shower often flash across the sky tonight offers brilliant yellow and and Saturday night, green colors, and sometimes The celestial fireworks produces fireballs. are courtesy of the Orionid The best time for view- meteor shower, ing will be during the early This is a great opportuni- morning hours. Ip mmtion Available on School and 1Vaddle School Students Parents of high school respond with teachers via students across Troup County email, and connect to the sys- have now received news tem andschoolwebsites. they've been waiting for. Included in the informa- Information regarding tion that was sent home to the new Parent Portal online parents is an Internet student records program was Acceptable Use Policy for the sent home with high school Parent Portal, which must be students Monday. signed and returned to the In the staggered rollout,student's school. parents of middle school stu- Upon return of the form, dents will receive the infor- parents will be given their mation on Monday, Octoberunique activation key allow- 26. ing them to set up a user ID The Parent PovtoJ , which--- and password to access the replaces EdLine; provides:: portal. ,:.par fif-s iand;gua tliadS with A separate wfli online access to student infor- mation including class sched- ules, student grades, atten- dance, assignments, and school and district announce- ments. The portal also provides access to assessment results, which currently include the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for middle school students and SAT, ACT, and the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) for high school stu- dents. , Further, parents will have the ability through the portal to print progress reports, cor- be created for each parent or guardian, so each must sign a form. However, separate for s do not need to be com- pleted for each middle or high school student in the family. One form, per parent/ guardian, is all that is required. An Instruction Guide and a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy are available on the portal and on the system web- site: www.troup.org. The Parent Portal is cur- rently available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, with plans underway to offer the portal in Korean. The Hogansville Senior Citizens Center will be par- ticipating in the Chili Cook- Off scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, at Lafayette Square in LaGrange. The chili cook-off will be held from noon until 5 p.m. The senior center needs volunteers to help during the Chili Cook-Off. Anyone inter- ested in helping should call 706-637-6606. A FREE SKIN Cancer screening will be held 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Hogansville Senior Center. The screening is being provided by Skin Cancer Specialists of Newnan. For more information, contact -the Hogansville Senior Center at 706-637- 6506. Haven't ftemrd #ore a in a wfitfet Give tfiem a eaft toga,]. NETWORK. o__ *Requires qualifying commitment and a valid muior credit curd, Sutisfactor~ credit score required, Cull fur full deteils and disclaimer. $ *WAC ( Plus costs of County Permits, State and FHA Requirements. Well & Septic System Where Required. Land/Equity Plan. Purchaser Mast Own Land.) 30 DAY BLOWOUT SALE ON ALL MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MODUALR HOMES... Come Get Your New Home and A Gov't Stimulus Check for Upto $ 8000.00 If You Qualify... - L?