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PAE 2-A HOGANSVIE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY MARCH 13 2003 Giant Yard Sale, Fun On Tap This Saturday By BRYAN GETER Bethel Chapel Baptist Church located at 210 Handley Street in LaGrange will have a giant yard sale this Saturday, March 15 beginning at 8 a.m. A live auction will be on hand as well as a silent auction. Hamburgers and hotdogs can be enjoyed by all along with all the trimmings. Gospel music will start at 11 a.m. with the Good News Trio, Shaddrix Trio, the Highlanders and the Heavenly Strings. Children can enjoy games throughout the day. A bake sale will feature the best in old fashion homemade cakes, cookies and fried pies. All events will be held outside and the event will aid the church's building project. Crimestoppers Board Okays Reward Money The Troup County Crime Stoppers Board met Thursday night and approved three rewards totaling $200.00. The caller with code number 6583 was approved for a $50.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of a person for dog fighting. The caller with code number 6830 was approved for a $50.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of a per- son on a warrant and the caller with code number 6792 was approved for a $100.00 reward after they gave information on a person who was arrested on a probation warrant and six felony warrants. These callers should call Crime Stoppers again at 812- 1000 to receive information on how to pick up their rewards. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and get involved on the Crime Stoppers board. The meetings are held each month on the first Thursday at the LaGrange Police Department at 6:00 p.m. Anyone requesting further information about the board can call Captain James Woodruff at the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 883-1616. History-Making Art Show On Tap at Callaway High Thirteen of Callaway's finest art students have come together to put on the first-ever student funded and organ- ized art show in Callaway history. The art exhibition, Seasons of Art, will be at Callaway High School inthe commons area, from 11:00 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, March 14. There is no admission fee and refreshments will be served, so come see the exhibit with your family and friends to be a part of tradition in the making. l& 2 Bedroom Units Central Heat & Air Stove & Refrigerator :o., ,,,,s,, Oppol'tunity Signs of Spring in Hogansville ALTHOUGH won't officialh another week feel of the most-awaited son has al Even Mother is getting a as blooms faunua begin on the look anew in our Left: Yellow belll all abloom on Avenue. BY A BEAUTIFUL tulip tree on Marshall Avenue spectacular splash of dolor to the neighborhood. By Frances Robinson FLOWERING PEARS are visible throughout the Hogansville area, including these on Corinth Road. By Frances Robinson INSPIRING- Lovely yellow bells and a camellia bush on Granite Street. YARD BEAUTIFIER- This camellia bush is Dickenson Street. 1093 E. Main St., Hoganaville 706-637-5900 NO W OPEN EVENINGS Tuesday - Saturday 4 - 9 p.m. Dine-In . Carry-Out * Deliver3/ Chicken Boxes * Catfish Plates Liver * Hotwings ,, Cole Slaw Baked Beans . Potato Logs Mashed Potatoes Potato Salad Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open 6 a,m, to 2 p,m, Mon. - Sat. 4 - 9 p,m. Tue. - Sat. Blu Mar!,!n Pool.s (Z i Complete Pool Construction Tree Removal & ::: Excavating Service (most pools completed in 3 Ira_.;." I VAN'S HARDWARE ==/==. & Farm Supply 61 Industrial Rd., Hogansville (706)637-6263 I SPRING FERTILIZERS SO# Bags 13-13-13 ........... $6.50 Just Arrived! 10-10-10 ........... $6.20 Spring, Garden & 5-10-15 ........... $5.99 Vegetable Seeds Pilot Club Sees Playground Take After a year of planning and fund raising, the angelic sisterhood of the Pilot Club is again ministering to the needs of the Hogansville community. The fact that this fair city has no park with pubic playground for children was brought to the attention of the ladies of Pilot by Elaine Carr. She garnered the support of fellow Pilots Donna Arnold and Shelia Rowe to initiate the process. The city contributed a triangular shaped parcel of ground fronting on Johnson, College and Keith Drive, across the street from the old commu- nity building. The pilots have raised almost $25,000 from SPLOST funds. Other mon- etary contributors include the follow- ing: 1. Hogansville Pharmacy 2. My Lady Beauty Salon 3. Child Care Network 4. Ball Tires $. "John and Eve McKibbon 6. First Methodist Church 7. MD Car Dealership 8. Phillips Dress Shop 9. Pilot Club Funds Donna Arnold solicited the assis- tance of son-in-law Craig Thigpen and his father Gary Thigpen who own Skyline Construction to contribute the These generous labor, heavy equipment and would have cost the Pilots mately $15,000.00. The children's p ment has been purchased and for a pavilion, and concrete for the walking path However, to bring the park to pletion, the Pilot Club needs tional $100,000.00 in money, or labor. Any assisthnce would erously and unselfishly time and money for a $60,000.00 in contributions of money arduous task of removing the existing munity projects including and labor. The permits have been issued swimming pool and grading the site. turkeys for the less for and the park will soon become a reali- The Thigpens called upon their sup- Christmas, monitoring devi( ty. * pliers such as Randy Hoppe of West elderly, scholarship programs, The Troup County Parks and GeorgiaIndustriestocontributethecon- well deserved three "atta Recreation Department has committed crete for the walks and picnic areas, the city would be in order. Postmaster.Announces Retirement/00t'te00 ' 30 Hogansville Postmaster Linda Clark officially announced her retirement in an interview with the Hogansville Home News. Linda began her career at the Hogansville Post Office in February of 1973. "I was hired as a part time Flexible Clerk, but eventually did every job avail- able in this office other than Postmaster. I substituted on both city routes and in an emergency even delivered a rural route for a short time. That was a real challenge. When Mr. Pierce Moore, the Postmaster and Mr. Embrey, the Asst. Postmaster took leave, I stepped in as Acting Supervisor. That allowed me to gain valuable train- ing and contributed greatly to my suc- cess in becoming a Supervisor in Douglasville," Ms. Clark stated. In 1979 Linda was promoted to Supervisor of Mails and Delivery in Douglasville. In 1982 she was again pro- moted to Superintendent of Postal Operations at the Douglasville Post Office. Also in 1982 she served as Officer in Charge at the Alpharetta Post Office. "Douglasville was a great learning experience for me. It was such a big office and offered many challenges. I grew tremendously in my knowledge and skills during this time. But all this time it was still my dream to come home, back to Hogansville, as Postmaster. I was so nervous when I was interviewed for the Postmaster position. I wanted it so bad. I had lost my mother a couple of years earlier and I desperately want- ed to be closer to my father. When I was told I lad been selected for the position I immediately called my dad and we both cried," Linda said. In November of 1986 Linda was sworn in as Postmaster of her home- town. During her time here she has received many awards including being chosen 1990 Postmaster of the Year by the GA Branch National League of Postmasters. She was a member of the League National Membership Committee, GA Branch President and Convention Chairman. She served as Officer in Charge at the Newnan Post Office and has been part of many teams that assist other offices. "Being chosen Year by my peers was truly highlights of m. "But I trul my employees. I have have some great people to Dot Sprayberry, Linda and I began our careers Hogansville Post Office months of each other. Robinson was my Girl Scout Janis Cornwell Davison was and neighbor for many years. Hines and I became friends as, went to school and played er. I saw Jennie Huckabee up. We are like a family. very special to me. "It has truly been an privilege to serve the Hogansville. I end degree of sadness. I know I my employees and intend to be an involved hope I can make a positive to the community," Ms. tinue to reside in her family Oak St. ..---.__