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THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620.O40 Opinions & Ideas PAGE 4- HOGANSVILLE Ho NEWS - JAN. 17, 2002 Let's Celebrate Hog Killing Time MInE HALE PtmUSmWADW:RaStNG DmxnoR Paul Bulloch is plan- I had to build a fire around However, we did have a ning his annual hog killing our wash pot, and draw a large meat box we kept in :| JonNKwaDAaJ. on Saturday, February2nd couple of tubs of fresh ;" the crib for our cured ago SSOCmVEI,BLISHEr4EDrrOR with festivities beginning water from our 30-foot meat. eso ROBPaOV, RD)N about 8:30 a.m. at the Old well with a windlass. This Several days after hog abo AXSlSTArEDmm South Farm Museum in washpot was usedto make killing there was a special Rig JAYNE GOLDS'TON Woodland. This has been a homemade soap out of hog odor about the house, espe- 8tl:e BUSINF&SMANAGER spring event every year scraps and Red Devil lye, cially the kitchen where b--.- ' and always draws a good much like Granny did on the after-work of hog e (7o6) 31. x c06) -2 crowd. "Beverly Hillbillies." killing was going on. This A 6rtmea uhlkatimt P.O. Box 426 Millard B. Grimes. Pt HogansxdUe, Georgia 30230 Most farm families We tried to fatten our would be preparing considered hog killing day hog to where it weighed a sausage, curing meat, and a big annual event. It was gross of S00 pounds the cleaning and cooking chit- Teen Violence according to the size of the morning ofthekill. This terlings. family as to the number of would insure us of an My grandfather con- (l hogs that were killed, ample supply of meat for sidered chitterlings the i Still Continuing We only had one hog, the family over the winter ':This feeling choice part of the hog. HeMwould tell me that I was-  hrisl one milkcow, andone mule months, evzdently didn't n't a true country boy if I olm, on our 28 acre "one horse" Other than drawing farm two miles north of water, this was about all of caFT oller didn't eat chitterlings, florid In our life time, we often downtown Athens. my duties at hog killing because nobody I never did and hope I ' De heard the old clichd,"Trouble Children attended Clarke time. I remember feeling liked ham any never have to eat what I Iines just seems to follow him/her." County rural schools until for the young pig we called Wc Well, that might hold true in they reached high school, a shoat when I was more than  did.." would call "hog guts." To those that would like  b,. the case of a Columbus Then they were transport- assigned to feed him dur- to experience an old fash- re: teenager, ed by school bus into ing growing season. This ionedsouthernhogkillingrtaeI About nine months ago, Athens on the University feeling evidently didn't and all the trimmings, Sp on April 11, Hosiea Vontrell of Georgia campus where carry over, because made with loaf bread. Isn't make plans to come to in t they attended a high school nobody liked ham any it strange how a person Woodland the firstlhel Sparks, 18, was shot by a operated by the education more than I did. always seems to want Saturday in February forum P security guard near a day- department at UGA for the After hog killing, we something they do not an experience of a life- d, care center on the Aflac cam- pus off Buena Vista Road. At was'still a major issued for rural children of Clarke would carry homemade have. time. Re the time of the shooting, the most departments, the hum- County. biscuits and ham to school We did not have a It is always a happy g m officer told police it appeared bers were downslightly. The We killed hogs during for lunch. Many times I "smokehouse" where we time where I can thinkVas'q as though Sparks was reach- officers noted education as the first hard freeze of the would trade my ham bis- would salt ham, shoulders, about my young days and |Galat ifig for a weapon. Spark& the main reason, season, usually around cuits to a schoolmate for a and other parts of the hog nobody makes me eat chit- Le Thanksgiving. On this day pimento cheese sandwich to preserve them. terlings. ,.cm however, was unarmed at the According to the docu- time S. time of the shooting. The mentary, schools in large Th security officer left the Afl_ac cities are utilizing a program Don't Let Discom'agement Rule force and the company set- which helps children begin Mr fled with Sparks for an undis- to deal with anger at an early ampl closedamountofmoney.That age. It seems that education- story made the headlines of al materials have been devel- One day the devil decid- aged. And when we do, it is her grandfather, Henry, and the Columbus Ledger- oped and are being sold to Enquirer at least four times, schools that help them edu- ed to go out of business, so just like opening the doorfor her aunt, Jane. Once when the incident cute children at the elemen- heinvitedacastoftheworld's a number ofotherbad things Bridget Fonda could have most evil characters to a spe- to grab us. given in to discouragement occurred, then when the offi- tory level on how to not only cer left the force, then the deal with anger, but under- cial yard sale. and humiliation, therefore The tools he was selling THREE STORIES are never roaching her goal of settlement and so on. Sunday, stand and suppress it better, included hate, envy, jealousy, toldthat I want to relay to being a successful actress. AM Sparks was on the front page However, it was pointed again, out in the documentary that greed, betrayal, deceit, you that will help strengthen *Finally, she was a house- This time, it was Sparks most rural schools are not vengeance and malice. In the the point, wife with five children and a: fla" center of the display was a *The son of Itallanimali- $50.00 a week part time job.Ot an that was charged with shoot- using the program because well-worn wedge shaped tool grants, he rose tobecome the Her first goal in life was to,.  : ing another teen. Sparks and teen violence is not as preva Shown Christopher Harris, lent in rural community that looked like ifti_hd been president of Ftitud  Motor writeaylllladem n used much more than the Company. Eight years into his up writing threebesf-seIler. ...... lk. ] tel 18, were both arrested at 5 schools, other tools, position, he was given an and then set out to become " [o a.m. Saturday morning and "What is that thing in the office in a warehouse with a "And I1Fffn we performing c0mic. She vol, , charged with the murder in IMMEDIATELY follow- , - the death of Anthony Lane, ing that program, another middle?" one of the charac- small desk and telephone in dO, it L$ jgt  unteeredtoperformforchar- .=t " " build" --: :ml 14. The pair were also documentary aired, and it ters who had been invited to it and was told to find a new gljOF ities, graauany mg upi , her courage on stage. ,.. charged with possession of a stated that rural communi- the event asked. "That is dis- job. He suddenly realized a nul4elr of other  ,-,, -e firearm during the commis- ties have also seen an couragement," the devil that he had hit rock bottom After four years of hard ;, r sion of a crime, increase in teen violence, answered, and no one would help him bad [hngs to ]rab work and dedication toa,e 1 "And why is it priced so but himself. US." improving herself, Phyllis..[u_ Noting that last year, there much higher than the rest of Two weeks later, he left Diller became one of the big'"Ii. ACCORDING TO the were three to four shootings names in show business. your tools?" the character the warehouse at Ford Motor news, the youths were attend- in rural communities by asked. "Because," the devil Company to become the new Discouragement was nbt2est ing a parD" at a residence on teens in Florida alone. The " vas a l Old Town Drive but were program showed a 14 year- answered, "with that tool I president of Chrysler Motor She had difficulty remem- m the vocabulary-of Phyllis . forced to move the party to old at a middle school that can pry open and get inside Company. He brought bering lines and endured Diller. a person's mind that I could Chrysler back from bank- humiliation from a stern md wa the parking lot of the aban- shot his teacher because he doned Cubs Food Store on made him stop throwing not get near with any of my ruptcy through brilliant man- teacher. But she wanted to AS WE move forward intose che Milgen Road when neighbors water balloons, a 16 year-old other tools. Once discourage- agementtactics.L Iacocca beeome an actress more than the New Year, let me encour gan. called police and complained girl stabbed her mother to ment takes over, I can let all could have become discour- anything and knew thatif she age you not to let discour- rg about the noise coming from death because she wanted to the other tools do theft work." aged and quit, but instead he did not risk the humiliation agement open the door fo !err the party. According topelice kill her boyfriend and she A very good story that moved forward, never look- now, she would never reach other problems. Do as Lee]: !ne] makes an excellent point. It ing back. her goal. Iacoca, Bridget Fondu anal, ent reports, an argument had knew her mother would not is rather easy at times when *When she first stood on Today Bridget Fondu has Phyllis Diller did; step on our : er occurred between two groups let her, etc. u of young men attending the If we believe that we are things are not necessarily the stage, she felt over- sufully followed in the there and accomplish yourL party. That argument appar- immune to teen violence in going our way to get discour- whelmingly self-conscious, footsteps of her father, Peter, goals, never looking back CrTy and ently continued inthe park- rural communities, we are lot and resulted,in sadly mistaken. ngg shot twice with\\;a Iame U shot- Just a few years ago in og_.; gun. Police said Lane ived Harris County, a teen was  w, Ea two shots from the gun, ce shot and killed in a premedi- " _ad Jtv in the chest and once in 'the tated murder over a girl. Hardly a week goes by be the Lord, who daily load- to set up thislittle story I rea)eCes, abdomen. We all know that we have that someone does not tell me eth us with benefits." Paul this past week. The great Lane was transported by plenty of fisticuffs in our - they are reading these little told us in Ephesians 1:3, country and western singer, a. friend to the emergency schools and at any time that articles.For the fact that folks "Blessed be the God and the Stuart Hamblin, was con- room of St. Francis Hospital could spill over into someone actually take the time to read Father of our Lord Jesus verted to Christ in 1948. Mr.: where he was pronounced, being shot and killed, these, I am deeply grateful. Christ, who hath blessed with Hamblin experienced such a dead. I agree that schools I do believe the folks that have all spiritual blessings in heav- change In his life, that he should help in the war against told me they read these are enly places in Christ." The returned to Hollywood to: THE OTHER NIGHT I teen violence, but the docu- Christians and have some best life any person cottld live share Christ with all was watching a doc0mentary mentarypointed out the obvi- regular church affiliation, or ever have, is the life of a movie star ds. on youth and teen violence on ous.... "The only way to stamp Today, I would like to turn my Christi Don't get me One day Stuort The Discovery Channel. out teen violence begins in attention to those who are pos- wrong, becoming a Christian have lived the life of a lost was talking with his Police officers were asked our homes. Parents must siblyreaders, yet donotclaim does not mean that every- person and a saved person, John Wayne. He wa about the continued increase make their children under- to be Christians nor do they thing is peaches and cream and I can without hesitation Wayne to accept Christ. in teen violence. Most of them stand that there is a price to haveany regular church rela- and there will be no trials in or reservation say I would that urging, John Wayne stated that whileteen violence pay for being violent." tionship, life. According to the Word much rather go through life replied, "Stu, it is great what Allowmetobeginmysay- of God, the more a person facing the attacks of Satan has happened to you, but it ing that I believe that God has lives for God, the more he will with God's blessing, than could never happen to a guy THE HtR;ANS'ILLE HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star*Mercm3 been better to me than any- be the target of Satan's wiles, going through life facing the like me." Smart tbli PublishingCompan:adivisionofGtimesPublk'ations.atY951RcvehHighway. one, and I know there are oth- Before I scare folks into put- attacks of Satan without looked John Wayne in the eye Manchester. Georgia 31816. USPS 6204)40. 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I are trials and atom, there Stuart's talent for lyrics and rv is a peace, joy and grace that music and said, "Stu, that Publisher and Advertising Dh'ector ............................................................... Mike Hale enables a Christian to pass sounds grit, that line would Associate Publisher and Editor .......................................... John K uykcadall Business Manager ................................................................................. ]aync Oodsmn safely through. Even during make a great song." Urge Assistant Editor ...................................................................................... RobRich'mn the difficult htmrs, arealchild by John Wayne, Smart Start'Writer, .......................................................................... aD'anGeter, stay We welcome your letter,, of God willeimace Hamblin sat down and wrote Assistant Advertising Mgc .................................................................. laurie Levi., and joy like he has never the now famous hymn, "It Advertising Sales ..................................................................................... .'..Linda Lester Composing ........................................................................ Valinda NeD; Laurcn King Please mail them to: know no secret what God can d Lcgals ...................................................................................................... JayneGoldston The point is, there is no What he has done for othe eo, .......................................................................................... w.,, ,, The Hogansville Home News life like the life of a child of he'll do for you. With arm sroom ......................................................................... Davidaoggs,Cotges God. Although many people wide open, he'll pardon  omc P O. Box 426 HoAlle, Georgia 30230 who claim the name of Christ Itis President .................................................................... : ....................... .Millm'd B. Grimes vi, ,l,.t .................................................................................. Cho s. Grim Please fax them to: (Christian) go through life do." sc,m[{, . ........................................................................................ Laura Grimes Cofer like they have been sucking Ihonesfl '""' ...................................................................................... > 706-846-2206 grapes all day, God has been better to me [2gal Counl and Assistam SecretaD'. ............................................. James S. Grimes ble4[dhispeoplesotthey one, but dear friend, God J Please be sure to include an addrtxs and phone number (for ). do not huve to dure life, but no respecter of enjoy life, both in time and in because what he has done eternity. I have said all this others, he'll do for you.