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Good News, Nov. 4
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From left, Kalin Lancaster, resident; Lisa Sahm, Our Neighbor, Inc. staff; Bill Sanders, Jackson EMC; Mary Margaret Calvert, ONI Executive Director; Vanessa Garmon, resident and Jessica Perazzola, resident. Not pictured, Jill Talley, Jackson EMC. Our Neighbor, Inc., a local nonprofit that provides residential housing and job training for those with disabilities, announced the opening of its fifth house, an independent living facility for women. Jackson EMC presented a check to the new residents and staff of ONI.

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North Georgia Senior Resources recently completed its holiday giving campaign.

Funds were raised during the Fall Senior and Caregiver Day at Lakeshore Mall. NGSR donated funds to The Guest House, Meals on Wheels, Project JOY, The SAGE House and the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information visit the NGSR website at

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville recently announced winners from its 65th annual Members’ Exhibition on display through Dec 1. Best In Show winner was artist and sculptor Gregory Johnson for his bronze sculpture, “The Professor.”

Other awards given were first place, Marie Helene Gardelle, “Regne Vegetal,” mixed media; second place, Peter Loonam, “A Coming Storm,” watercolor; and third place, Sandra Landergott, “Burnt Offerings,” mixed media encaustic.

Honorable mentions included Al Pannell, “Burly Man;” Judy Carpenter, “Pickled Beets and Cherry Pits,” fiber; Patricia Fabian, “Encountering Susan,” acrylic; Joyce Hornor “Left Behind,” oil; Bert Beirne, “Virginia Creamer, Lemons and Cloth,” oil; Patti Russell, “Storm Brewing,” mixed media; Susan Proctor, “Ascent to Masda,” mixed media; Alyssa Savas, “Phisiography,” welded metal mounted in marble; Mich-ael Valley, “Pathways,” mixed media; Michael Graham, “Storm Coming, Vamanos,” mosaic; Paula Van Huss, “I See You,” mixed media; Kitty Glass, “Red and Brown Lamp,” stained glass; and Cynthia Miller, “Early Evening at Flat Fort Creek,” oil.