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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Page 7 13-18 month Boys 13-18 month boys: first place (tie): Mason Perales, parents are Sara and Jose and Daxton Pierson, parents are Creg and Elizabeth Pierson; second place-Edward Bryant, parents are Trevor and April Petro and third place-Vincent Owens, parent is Erica Webb. This photo brought to you by From One Mother To Another. 19-23 month Girls 19-23 month girls: first place-Adailey Pfeifer, parent is Angel Pfeifer; second place-Lydia Bolyard, parents are Chelsea and Matt Bolyard and third place-Priscilla, parents are Rob and Brigitte. This photo brought to you by Hull's Cabinet Shop. 19-23 month Boys 2 year old Girls Carla a se c nd ce-A e.ry,.l: arenfs ,qre R( .6.ert and Nicole; t61r. ( )i:Ella GJ 9 9,Q JQn $, :are.CbriS and BHtta y. Delatte. This photo broUght to you by.AntiochCJ risti inChurch, pa ents are Dan and.Laura Jones and Kalyse,Llngenfelter, parent is Er, n Llngenfeltet'. This photo brought to you by Krave Frozen Yogurt. 2 year old Boys 3 year old Girls 2 year old boys: first place-Graiden Burns, parents are Stuart and Dana Burns; second rplace-Wesson Burns, parents are Brian and Wittney Burns. This photo brought to you by Mt. Zion Liquor. 3 year old Boys 3 year old boys: first place-Parker Kelly, parents are Jesse and Ashley Kelly; second place-Derrondas Woodland Jr, parents are Tammy and Derrondas; third place-Carter McDuffie, parents are Megan McWilliams and Glen McDuffie. This photo brought to you by Neal Tire and Auto. 3 year old girls: first place-Jersey Doss, parent is Jessica Lee; second place-Oakleigh Lowe, parents are Flint Lowe and Kristin Sprague; third place- Aviance Demmer, parent is Malika Walton. This photo brought to you by Noelle Yeakel, Brittany Lamb and Maggie Wienke with Country Financial. 5 organizing tips to help tame back-to-school chaos (BPT)- From school supplies and first day outfits, to lunch boxes and carpool schedules, back-to-school stress and to- do lists can seem endless. This time of year, moms and dads are feeling the pressure to get organized, no matter their natural tendency: neat freak, hopelessly messy or anything in between. "As the summer sun begins to fade, that back to school anxiety creeps in for parents. There is so much to do and so little time," says Debra Johnson, a Merry Maids home cleaning expert. "We want to make sure that all moms and dads - whether they work full-time, stay at home, are frantically busy or cool and laid back - feel equipped to get back in the school year groove." Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity for parents to shift gears and reorganize. It all comes down to your cleaning personality type on how you handle it. Here are some expert tips for every type: Neat freak: Messes go against your very nature, and this time of year can put your temperament to the test, not to mention your cleaning skills. Instead of stressing over where to stash the keepsakes your kids will surely come home with this year, plan ahead and create color coded files for each child. Send glue, glitter and other mess-making supplies to school in clear baggies. Stash a stain- removal stick in the backpack of older kids to pre-treat ink stains and make laundry less stressful. Do you ever run out the door without lunches? Fix that by setting a food prep day (Sunday afternoon) where you and the kids pack lunches and place them in a desired area in the refrigerator and pantry. Make it easy to grab and go each morning and keep those hungry moments at bay. Closet stasher: A closet stasher may look like a neat freak, but don't be fooled - their messes are hiding in the closets and under the bed. Take time to dig into storage areas and cabinets to create an organized space for the family. Use plastic bins or baskets with labels on the front to divide the games from the books, and create a special shelf where extra pens, paper and other school supplies can be kept handy throughout the year. Kids will appreciate the independence of knowing exactly where to go to get what they need for homework and school projects. And remember, your kiddos might be following in your footsteps so be sure to check under the beds and behind the headboards for any treasures they may be hiding. Busy bee: When you're juggling work, homework, after-school activities and home continued on page 9