Buzz: Community contributes $65,000 to provide resources for those battling cancer. Plus, PreK updates; local schools meetings, giving blood, road closing.

Buzz: Community contributes $65,000 to provide resources for those battling cancer. Plus, PreK updates; local schools meetings, giving blood, road closing.

Ken Fries drops a daily into the river Sunday as part of the tribute to National Cancer Survivors Day. Floyd photo.


Cancer Navigators concluded its annual Cast Off Against Cancer fundraising campaign Sunday with a celebration at Heritage Park that coincided with National Cancer Survivors Day. More than $65,000 was raised to provide resources for the non-profit organization. It uses the money to help provide transportation, nutritional products and wigs to patients who are not able to acquire them on their own. Sixteen teams contributed to the cause in a creative way, taking a plain wooden oar and decorating it to fit the theme of Cast Off Against Cancer. Awards. A team sponsored by Heritage First Bank generated more than $8,500 in donations to take the award for most money raised. Floyd Medical Center’s Team Cure-I-bbean took the award for most team spirit, while Floyd’s PMO Paddlers won the award for best decorated oar.

SuperKids and Kids World Learning Centers were approved this summer for Free Pre-K programs. School will start for six weeks.
SuperKids  and Kids World Learning Center is providing a Free Summer Pre Kindergarten Program starting this week for students. Requirements for enrollment are as follows:
  • First: A student that has reached 4 years of age prior to Sept. 1, 2015, and did not attend a Georgia Pre-K program this year.
  • Second: A student that enrolled late in the school year and not had the benefit of the entire school year.
  • Third: A student who attended Georgia Pre-K but needs additional support during the summer to be successful in Kindergarten.
  • Space is Limited to 16 students call now for more information 706-291-2560.
  • Kids World also will be providing a Free Rising Pre-K Class for Non-English speaking students. These are students who will attend Pre-K in the Fall. This class will focus on Language and Literacy for the dual language learners. This is the first time this class has been offered in Floyd County.
Floyd County Schools’ announce annual federal programs meeting dates: The annual federal programs public meetings to involve parents, teachers and the community in planning for federal programs in Floyd County Schools will be held on several dates this year to assist in public participation.  Each meeting is open for all to attend.  Parents, teachers and others interested in Title I and federal programs are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Schedule:
  • Wednesday, June 8, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ridge Ferry Park
  • Thursday, June 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Floyd County Board of Education office
  • Tuesday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to noon at McHenry Primary School
  • Tuesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to noon at Garden Lakes Elementary School
  • Tuesday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to noon at the fountain on the Town Green in front of The Forum
  • Tuesday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to noon at Swan Lake Mobile Home Park

The meetings provide opportunities for you to learn about federal programs and allows for community members to provide their thoughts about the programs and opportunities available to children in Floyd County. Each meeting is planned for approximately one hour and will include agenda items to share the school system’s implementation plan for Title I, the Parent Involvement Plan, and plans for the use of one percent Parent Involvement Funds in the program. For more: 706-234-1031. 

From Floyd County Public Works: Silver Hill Road NW will be closed from 8 a.m. June 13 until 4 p.m. June 15. This closing is necessary to install a cross drain near no. 265. Residents living east of no. 265 will use Big Texas Valley Road to Sike Storey Road to U.S. 27 while residents living west of no. 265 will use Foster Manning Road in Chattooga County to Storey Mill Road to Silver Hill Road to U.S. 27. This work will proceed weather permitting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Blood Assurance is holding a public blood drive at the Polk Water Authority, 1381 Rockmart Highway, Cedartown, on Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Blood supplies are low and donations are critically needed. Donors will be entered to win a La-Z-Boy recliner and will receive a donor T-shirt. Blood Assurance

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