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POKEY’S HOMETOWN SPORTS
BY PAUL PUCKETT
Justin Everett was on his way to board the school bus at Armuchee High School. It was
Saturday afternoon and he was scheduled to play in the baseball game later that day. An
unexpected delay resulted in his having to chase the bus down the drive-way toward the
street. This single incident inspired his close friends to tag him with the nickname, “Pokey” .
That handle has stuck with him through the years. Even now, you can find it painted in large
letters over the door to his sporting goods store in the Armuchee Village Shopping Center .
The fact that Justin was an outstanding baseball player landed him a scholarship at Shorter
College . While attending Shorter, he excelled not only in baseball, but also played basketball,
ran cross country, and was a member of the golf team. Justin finished Shorter with a degree
in business management and marketing. These credentials prepared him for the business
he now owns and has operated on Martha Berry Highway since February of this year. Prior
experience in the “sporting goods” trade has also contributed to his expertise. He worked for
Hibbett’s Sports for over four years before opening his own store.
Let’s now add a few more bricks to the strong foundation that Justin has laid in building his
own retail sports business. His grandfather, Henry Everett , and his partner, Alfred Carter,
owned a “five & dime” store in Summerville, Georgia. This single store soon became known
as “Super D’s” . Eventually, there were Super D’s all over five southern states. Of course,
Justin’s dad, Scott Everett , grew up in the retail business and subsequently provided advice
and assistance in the creation of “Pokey’s”. Add to the mix his mom, Gracie , and his wife,
Camos arrive for the hunting season
Scarlett , Justin’s “Pokey’s” could certainly be termed a “family business”.
October 31 st is not only a famous day on the calendar, but this Halloween marks Justin’s 25 th birthday. Such a young age for a man to have his own retail business.
However, that’s not the end of the story. Justin is also a Re-Max Realty agent. That’s right. While you’re browsing through Pokey’s in order to find just the right rod
and reel, you can also quiz Justin as to the availability of a house with your own fishing pond. I’ll bet he can locate that one for you too. The highest volume of retail
sales at Pokey’s is in the area of nutritional supplements. Baseball wear and equipment ranks second. Other items include a wide variety of hunting and fishing gear,
athletic footwear, and just about anything else you could imagine in the sporting goods category.
When I asked Justin, “If you had a large microphone, what would you say to all the folks in North Georgia about the strongest element of your business”? He did not
hesitate. He merely pointed to the back wall of his store. Printed in large letters is a verse from the Bible : “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens
me” (Philippians 4:13) .
What To Do About Health Insurance For College Students
By Patrick Daniels
Although it is true that many new college students are young and healthy, they still need health insurance coverage. Some of them are not interested
in getting coverage because they really feel that it is not necessary. The problem with not having it though is that they could let issues go unchecked and
they would grow into something larger and worse then. You can find some different options for coverage.
If your parents have you on a plan, try to stay on it. This is usually less expensive than other options because it is for a whole group rather than an
individual. Many insurance companies will allow coverage until age 23. There are some though that will extend that for people attending secondary
schools up to age 25. If this is possible it is a great idea.
The only time that staying with your parents insurance might have issues is with an HMO and primary care doctors. These are quite often regional and
you have to see the same doctor for your routine care and to get referred to specialists. If your college is far from home this is an issue. You should
check before you have a medical need about this. Some HMO’s have agreements with other networks or have national plans that can get you to a
doctor in your area.
People can sometimes get benefits like insurance at work although this is hard for a student because you usually need to work for 40 hours to get this.
That is a lot to do while attending school full time. A school offered health insurance plan would make life easier in a big way. If you can get something
like that, then take it.
You need insurance. It doesn’t matter where it comes from and even if you need to use scholarship money to pay for it, you should. A lot of students run
into physical problems that stop them in there tracks. When all they needed to do was go see the doctor a little while back. Things do get worse if you
don’t take care of them sometimes.
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HEALTH AWARENESS
Pecans Are Good For Your Heart
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combination of healthy eating habits and adequate exercise is needed to help keep
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risk factors low.”Pecans fit right into a healthy diet plan due to their nutritional content
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Start freezing stale bread a few weeks beforeThanksgiving
Pecans fit into a healthy diet plan due to their nutritional content and heart disease
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Eat Healthfully On A Budget
by Elizabeth Pivonka,
President, Produce for Better Health
Foundation
(NAPSA)-Here’s food for thought:
Eating lots of colorful fruits and veg-
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and minerals. Use meat as a side dish rather than the main course.
Replace it with extra fruits and vegetables.
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much discipline.
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It is wise to remember
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who can be fooled some
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The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is registering for Youth
Do not bite at the bait of
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Basketball now through November 10. Registration is open for boys and
there is no hook beneath
girls ages 5-14. Age divisions are 5-6 (coed instructional league), 7-8, 9-
it.
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and what you do are in
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We set sail on this new
Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears
sea because there is
knowledge to be gained.
THE YARD SALE
The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be
-John F. Kennedy
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held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10:30 a.m . at the Marsh House in
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LaFayette, GA. The speaker will be Jeff Bishop, President of the GA Chapter. Fort
Never discourage any-
David DePerro Jr. Owner
Cumming, one of Georgia’s Cherokee removal stockades, was located in what is
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business meeting will follow Jeff’s talk and we will announce the results of the
election of officers for 2010.
Mary’s Lamb
Auther Unknown
Mary! had a little Lamb,
(NAPSA)-An Area Agency on Aging can be
His fleece was white as snow.
an excellent source for information about re-
And everywhere that Mary went,
tirement planning, financial assistance, legal
The Lamb was sure to go.
services, employment and other community
resources for older adults. To learn more, call
(800) 677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov.
He followed her to school each day,
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T’wasn’t even in the rule.
The best comparison shopping sites provide
It made the children laugh and play,
information on products and sellers. For ex-
To have a Lamb at school.
ample, at PriceGrabber.com consumers can
quickly obtain free, unbiased information
about products, services, merchants and sell-
And then the rules all changed one day,
ers before making a decision about what to
Illegal it became;
purchase.
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more
at
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
www.pricegrabber.com.
Or even speak His Name!
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Instead of hearing children laugh,
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We heard gun shots and tears.
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month is a great time to celebrate the nation’s favorite
munchable maize. Whether you make it sweet, savory, salty, plain or pumped up,
this fun food is economical and good for you. For more facts and recipes, visit
What must we do to stop the crime,
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That’s in our schools today?
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Let’s let the Lamb come back to school,
When you move, you need coverage for damage to-or theft of- your belongings in
And teach our kids to pray!
transit. To learn more, contact an agent or broker with the Chartered Property
Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation or visit insur ancehelp.cpcusociety.org
Backy ard Outfitters
and click on “Find An Agent/Broker.”
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of Rome Buy or Rent to Own
When traveling with children, a little planning can go a long way. Helpful travel
products are available at Target.com.
Portable Storage Buildings
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It’s a good idea to consult an irrigation specialist, such as those at Rain Bird,
before you attempt to get your system set for cooler weather. For more irrigation
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dow and wait for spring.
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Cell phone calls and text messaging while
driving can be fatal
America’s Purple Heart Trail
A recently released report named drivers in the South as some of the worst in
the nation when it comes to knowing basic road rules. This report and recent
high-publicity accidents caused by drivers text messaging while driving should
This monument marks the beginning of the Purple Heart Trail. It is located just
be a wakeup call on the dangers of driving while distracted. A dozen states
outside the entrance to Mt. Vernon, Virginia.
have even passed legislation prohibiting texting while operating a motor vehicle.
While the dangers of distracted driving apply to all drivers, they have an
increased risk for younger drivers. According to the American Academy of
(NAPSA)-One of the reasons that freedom thrives in America is because of brave
Pediatrics, in their first year on the road, teen drivers are more than 10 times as
men and women who endured the true pain of preserving the nation’s ideals.
likely to be involved in an automobile accident. Any driver who talks on a mobile
Indeed, some have given their lives to uphold justice and liberty for all.
phone is four times more likely to be involved in a serious crash, regardless of
For these acts of individual bravery, the nation’s government presents its oldest
whether the driver uses a hands-free cell. Cell phone usage is blamed for a
military decoration: the Purple Heart medal. The Purple Heart Trail was estab-
majority of the more than 5,000 annual teenage driving fatalities stemming from
lished in 1992 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to create a visual and
“distracted drivers.”
symbolic tribute to those brave men and women. The Purple Heart Trail origi-
Driver distractions are not just dangerous, they are deadly, and this problem
nates at a monument in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. Mt. Vernon is the burial location of
extends to any age group, not just teens or beginner drivers. All drivers, and
George Washington, the nation’s first president, the commander in chief of the
especially parents, should set a good example and put down their phone while
RevolutionaryArmy, and the father of the Purple Heart award. Currently, 45 states
operating a motor vehicle.
have enacted legislation to have some portion of their road system dedicated to
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honor Purple Heart recipients, and other states are now working on dedicating
sections of their road system. Montana and Kansas have dedicated their state’s
entire interstate system as the Purple Heart Trail. Currently, the longest part of the
trail runs along I-80 from San Francisco to the Wyoming-Nebraska border, and
Nebraska is trying to get its portion of I-80 so designated.
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Signs have been placed in many locations across America indicating roads, high-
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ways and even bridges where states and localities have enacted legislation to
mark their portion of the Purple Heart Trail. Guam and Puerto Rico have also
acted to honor Purple Heart recipients this way. These signs present a visual
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    This is only one State...........If this doesn’t open eyes, nothing will!
    woman. In the West World (America) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah
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    Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete
    1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people)are
    control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters
    working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly
    attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting
    illegal immigrants working without a green card.
    themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.
    2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
    By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave
    3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
    under Shariah Law.
    Cruel and Usual Punishment is her latest book just released in most bookstores.
    4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on
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    Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
    Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose
    5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals
    Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
    here illegally.
    She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying
    6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
    Global Implications of Islamic Law.
    Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before
    7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal
    immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old, her father died
    aliens from south of the border.
    while leading covert attacks on Israel .. He was a high-ranking Egyptian military
    8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
    officer stationed with his family in Gaza.
    9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
    When he died, he was considered a “ shahid, ” a martyr for jihad. His posthumous
    10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.
    status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
    (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County.)
    But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own
    (All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times )
    Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a
    Christian preacher on television.
    Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
    In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law - what it is, what it
    Over 70% of the United States ‘ annual population growth(and over 90% of
    means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
    California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in
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    world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.
    Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of
    each individual, Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be
    subjugated or killed in this world. Peace and prosperity for one’s children is not as
    important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and
    eventually in the world.
    While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the
    golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another
    for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia
    encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
    While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal
    understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people
    who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism. It’s hard to imagine,
    that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or
    choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic
    reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings
    in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
    While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time,
    Darwish plains how petrodollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant
    form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.
    In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the
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