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Tuberville takes ‘Relay’ personally

first_img Tuberville’s mother passed away that year and she became even more dedicated to the cause and is willing to do whatever she can to win the fight against cancer.She has been on the Pike County Relay for Life board of directors for three years and served as captain of the Richland Baptist Church team until this year when she accepted the challenges and responsibilities of co-chair of the 2009 Pike County Relay for Life campaign.Tuberville and Pam Little agreed to co-chair this year’s event along with chair Janet Baker and to accept the leadership role in 2010. Sponsored Content Latest Stories Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Of course, the board realized that, because of the economy being so bad, that this could be a challenging year,” Tuberville said. “But we also knew about the generosity of the people of Pike County and we knew that they would be supportive.”And, from all indications, the people of Pike County have not backed away from the fundraising campaign.“The board members bagged groceries at Southern Family Market last week and people were very generous with their tips,” Tuberville said. “There are many worthwhile organizations that need and deserve the financial support of the community and we are so appreciative of the continued support for Relay for Life.”Tuberville said the reason that people are so willing to give is that there are very few people whose lives have not been touched by cancer. By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Those who have not been directly affected know of a friend, a neighbor or a church member who has been affected,” she said. “It’s that connection that motives people to give.”At a recent Pike County Relay for Life team captains’ meeting, a representative from the American Cancer Society polled the captains with questions related to cancer.“Those who could answer ‘yes’ were asked to stand,” Tuberville said. “By the end of the questioning, everyone in the room was standing. Cancer affects all of us. That’s why so many care.” Published 9:32 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Tuberville takes ‘Relay’ personally Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Swine flu still not confirmed in Pike County FROM STAFF REPORTS Though potential swine flu cases have been sent for testing from Pike County, none have been confirmed… read more Book Nook to reopen Skip By The Penny Hoarder Rhonda Tuberville became involved with the Pike County Relay for Life campaign at the very start as a member of the Troy Service Alliance.The year was 1995 and she was committed to helping find a cure for cancer. But it was not until 2004 that the mission became very personal for her.“That year, I was the team captain for my church, Richland Baptist,” Tuberville said. “That year, my mother was being treated for cancer and she was too sick to go to the Relay for Life event. I’ll never forget that year and I’ll never forget the survivors’ lap. Seeing all of those people, friends and neighbors, who have survived this terrible disease because of what the American Cancer Society has been able to do with the monies that we have raised through Relay for Life event made a lasting impression on me.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the authorlast_img read more

Tree trouble

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaRecent rains left soils soggy across the state. The muddy puddles are doing more than making a mess. The stress the pools of water are placing on trees can cause serious problems down the road. The first week of 2009 brought five or more inches of rainfall to some North Georgia cities. Rome received 6.15 inches of rain between Jan. 1 and 7, according to the University of Georgia’s Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. GAEMN recorded 5.47 inches in Blue Ridge, 5.12 inches in Calhoun, 5.10 in Gainesville and 5.12 in Lafayette.“It seems strange to talk about too much water when we have experienced a drought for several years,” said Jean Woodward, a plant pathologist with UGA Cooperative Extension. “However, the drought-weakened trees, particularly those damaged by construction injury, are more susceptible to wood decay fungal diseases. Excess water now can increase disease development.” Trees with stressed or damaged root systems are at a greater risk for disease and fallout, risking property damage and injury. Driving cars over root systems or cutting them for construction purposes damages the tree, too. “The biggest thing homeowners can do is not stress them out,” Woodward said. “Avoid driving over saturated soils. Soils will become compacted and put the tree under greater stress. Once roots are damaged, the tree will slowly decline over time.” A large amount of rainfall after trees have shed their leaves helps to limit the immediate risk of tree fallout. But, damage to root systems now will increase risks for falling trees when leaves and powerful thunderstorms return in the spring and fall. “Trees being without leaves now is actually helpful,” Woodward said. “The biggest concern is with full canopy trees. When leaves become saturated with water it can weigh down the tree. The leaves also act like a sail capturing the wind making it more prone to fall in stormy weather.” One thing to watch out for is fungal growth around the base of the tree. “People will start seeing mushrooms around the base of the trees or conks coming off the trunks that indicate rot in the center of the tree,” she said. “Once you see these signs of disease, there is no control. The tree will continue to decline and you need to think about taking the tree down.”But, these disease indicators won’t surface until the spring or fall and most often go unnoticed. “Mushrooms and conks indicate that there is rot, but they don’t mean that the tree will die overnight,” she said. “Depending on the stress of the tree and the amount of damage to roots or trunks, the tree can die within a few years or live for more than 10 years.” Woodward said the best thing to do to protect your trees is don’t injure plant roots and to correct conditions that may weaken the tree, such as diverting pooling water. “During heavy rain, it is a good time to take a look and see if landscapes are draining well,” she said. “Check plants to see if water is pooling around them. If it is, try to redirect the water.” She suggests adding extenders to downspouts and installing French drains to divert excess rainwater. Don’t add mulch to absorb the moisture. Doing so will only add more stress to the drowning plant as it will take away much-needed oxygen. “There is not a whole lot people can do now except keep water from pooling,” she said. “It is that type of change that can help save those trees in the future.” (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more