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READERS: I am not taking this section out of the newspaper for ease later on, but during the COVID-19 crisis most activities have bailed. Please check with event organizers to make sure yours is still ongoing. rfw

                                                                                                                           

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  • Lookout Mountain CASA is looking for more volunteer advocates.  Are you the next HERO in a foster child's life? Children come into foster care by no fault of their own and typically are found to be victims of abuse and/or deprivation. This is where you come in. CASA volunteers are the voice of children who have been overlooked, neglected and hurt.   Begin your NEW YEAR with a resolution to BE THE CHANGE and make a difference in a child's story. Learn how to join the CASA team by calling Ashley Shelton at (404) 723 1420.                                                             

  • Do you have a dramatic photo from the tornadoes of 2011? Do you have a story to tell from April 27, 2011? If so, the Dade County Public Lbrary would love to include them in a book it is compiling to commemorate the 10th anniversary of those killer storms. Email photos and brief stories to msharp@chrl.org, or drop by the library.                                                      

  • Rising Fawn Baptist Church provides FREE after-school care for children between the ages of 5 and 13 beginning the first day of this school year. Each day will include a snack, Bible study, time for homework and play. Children will be watched from the time they get off the school bus until 6 p.m. This is primarily for those who struggle to afford the after-care program at school or must send their children home to an empty house, but others will be accepted subject to demand--so the sooner you register, the better.  For more information please contact the church at outreach@rfb.church, or call or text Tony Moreland at (423) 227-9997.                                                                                                                                                              

  • At 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, there is an informational meeting/presentation at the Dade DFACS office (located in the county Administrative Building) for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent. You may call 1-877-210-KIDS to register, but registration is not required.                                           

  • Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Trenton Ministry Center. This is a Christian recovery program for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups or habits. There are classes for kids, teens and adults, as well as nursery care provided. For more information, call (706) 657-6920.                                          

  • Emergency Message - All DDS (driver's license) Customer Service Centers are closed until further notice. DDS urges customers to consider using DDS Online Services at georgia.gov.

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