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HOGANSWLL HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2003 PAGE 3-A Dldorse Rescue Group 0-seOlannlng Active Year re mWheGeorgia Equine Rescue League (G E R L ) celebrat- ed s ..... bein ts iOth year anniversary at its annual meeting held in , naretta this past Saturday, February 22 G E R L was ney, Jl,ed " " .... ew Stro', in 1993 to assist the Georgia Department of '.iculture's Equine Division help abused and neglected een at e. G.E.R.L.'s area coordinator for Meriwether County  he surrounding area is Jan Williams 21, cut oal - ' " severe  s tor this year as well as past accomplishments were fussed. A record number of abuse cases were reported ne andi year which led to 120 equine being impounded due to "^-eSe and many more being settled by conference The poor w.c horny is being blamed for these increasing numbers. The ilities at Mansfield and Decatur are in desperate need of Lgation. ce r epairs as well as new stalls and fencing. Fund rais- ere discussed to meet these needs. Fund raisers cur- ,, _]Y scheduled include a poker ride on March 15 at Dawson l:OFst, spring .de sched00ed for March 27-30 at 00eview atahon in Fairfax, S.C., and continuing the collection of -,e' symbols from Zimecterin (Farnam), Ivercare, Rotation ,([  2, Horse Health Ivetmectin and Continuex Daily orrners. These UPC symbols can be dropped off locally nt, accOSt Main Cellular & Sound, the local Radio Shack dealer, ansvillted at 102 East Main Street in Manchester. A special Ms N0entation was done by Lee Meyers, DVM, Assistant rah Frrnissioner, and awards were presented to people behind Scenes. . . Ve wantFhe Ossabaw Donkey Adoption Program is coming to a Lothes de..Approximately 8-10 donkeys are due to be put up for ppers Ptmn this spring and this will finish the round-up. The l the pefproject is PMU Foal Adoption. mone r reformation on how you can get involved with G.E.R.L., crinkle can contact Jan Williams in Manchester at 846-3037 dur- tuners. the day or 846-8277 at night. You can contact G.E.R.L. at t numt74-0137 or send an e-marl from www.gerlltd.org. E R L I. At th L0ro report equine abuse or neglect you can contact G .... send y.e Phone number above or the Georgia Department of 's the iculture, Eauine Division at 800-292-5852 reduc $Vith your taelp, we can make a difference. hes foil 7ee;o00lPloma Help Offered ag the . . ment00Or Mlhtary Veterans friday Att - 1 i entmn all veterans f Wrld War II' Krea and Vietnam" may :ou did not receive your high school diMoma due to mili- ] easy se " - -^ ' trice, please contact your county school supermtend- -,v, ,ror further instructions. ew.Centennial F.arm - tPphcatmns Available  ._4arms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, --= ang tormed the economic, cultural and family foundation generations of Georgians. Some farms have been con- lsly operating for over 100 years and deserve recogni- their historical importance. Georgia Centennial Farm Program was created to to encourage their preser- must be working farms for at least 100 a' minimum of 10 acres actively involved in agri- or generate at least $1,000 in annual In addition, farms must be owned by members of same family for at least 100 years or be listed in the Register of Historic Places. Qualifying Centennial are honored each October at a special award ceremo- the Georgia National Fair in Perry. During its first ten :he program has recognized over 260 farms around Centennial Farm Program is administered by the Preservation Division; Georgia Farm Bureau Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia Commission; Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia National Fair and Agricenter. are due on March 1, 2003. Applications are avail- site at www.gashpo.org under Publications For more information, contact Gretchen Brock Youth Sunday For March 9 First Baptist Church Youth Sunday will be 9 at 11 A.M. with the Youth bringing Special Music Fowler as the speaker. March 8 at 6:30 P.M., they will be treated to a Pizza L the church fellowship hall. Coming to speak is Rev. Pastor of the new church at Grantville, New Church. - Youth will have a breakfast at 8:30 A.M. on March fellowship hall. For more information, con- Maxwell, Youth Director. GENEROUS- The Hogansville Pilot Club presented the Hogansville Recreation Department a check for $250.00 to Regina Dukes by President Sybil Gaddy. DETERMINED - Students at the Roosevelt Institute Vocational Rehabilitation Unit spent Wednesday, Feb. 19 picking up trash all around their Warm Springs cam- pus as part of Citizenship Day activities. Almost 4,000 pounds were collected by the four teams, which includ- ed over 40 Institute staffers and 170 students. By Bryan Geter THE WINDS GOT ROUGH IN HOGANSVILLE - Last week, the winds were very high in the area. The winds bent a televison antenna pole at a residence on Dickerson Street. By Bryan Geter THINGS AR1E LOOKING GOOD -Thanks to the Harmon family, the old depot in Hogansville will be renovated and made into a train museum. Work has begun, as a new gold tin roof was installed last week. Now straddling the CSX tracks, the depot was last used as a passenger station when the Atlanta & West Point was hauling the Crescent between Atlanta and Montgomery. JOB WELL DONE- Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Board Chairman Bruce Williams and his wife Cathy pause for a moment in the Fountain Room at the 15th annual Georgia Hall Society Ball this past Saturday night. The elegant theme was "An Evening at Gatsby's." GENEROUS- Paul Wood, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation presented a check for $58,000 from Georgia's EMC's toward the construction of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Museum. Pictured receiving the check are Frankie Mewborn, Superintendent of the Little White House and Becky Kelley, Director of the Parks and Historic Sites Division of the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources. The Rural Electric Adrr.nistration,*now known as Electric Membership Coop's, began in 1935 when FDR signed into law the REA act. It provided affordable electricity to rural areas throughout the country and it was here in Warm Springs that the idea was born! It was one of the most popular programs of the New Deal. This generous donation will go a long Way towards meeting the sites $5 million goal for the new museum. Everyone is invit- ed for the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility on April 12, 2003. The dedication is planned for April 12, 2004. 27 Sandy Saunders. Hudgens, March 2 Cain, Elizabeth Doug Hamby, Justin Jessica Alford, Howell, May Crokett. Cranston, Mr. and March 3 anniver- Diedre Jones, Jean Crocker, Lois Denney. p 28 March 4 Geter, Lauren Alexandrea Herndon, E.J. Clark. Chris Fretwell, Gail Moore, p 29 Robert Harrison, Seline Mary K. Keeble, Bessie Brown. and Mrs. Kevin March 5 anniversary. 'Howard Barnes, Jacob Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. Chad Marie Hammett, Callaway, anniversary. i Tyler Railey is happy to announce the birth Hunter Brock. He was born on February 3 Hospital in Atlanta. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 birth. The proud parents are Greg and Jodi Railey Grandparents are Eugene and Marilyn of Bricelyn, Minnesota and Robert and Joyce Great Grandparents are Louis Stallkamp Minn. and Annie Sherrer of Hogansville. Flint River Academy, Inc. 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