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VOL. 69, NO. 11 about Z00e3A A few more hours and it will be spring: the best lime to fix up your place! -Real Estate Section [] ! The i AUTO I u. s. POSTAGE PAID LAGRANGE, GA PERMIT NO. 324 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Se00ng the HogansviUe-Grantville Area Since 1944 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 201i 12 PAGES- 2 SECTIONS 50 Miss West Georgia Pageant Saturday By ANDY KOBER The annual Miss West Georgia Pageant will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Hogansville Elementary School auditorium. The Miss West Georgia Pageant is sponsored by the Hogansville Pilot Club and is one of the organization's largest fund-raiser. Pilot Club member Donna Arnold reports that as of Monday, 28 contestants had registered for the pageant. The pageant features girls from two-years old to 12- years old and they have been practicing for the event for several Weeks. Admission to the pageant is $4 for adults and $3 for chil- dren 12 and under. The Hogansville Pilot Club uses funds from the Miss West Georgia Pageant to fund a variety of commu- nity projects in Hogansville. DDA Schedules Community Yard Sale By ANDY KOBER Though May is weeks away, the Hogansvilie Downtown Development authority is gearing up for the Community Yard Sale. The yard sale has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, in the downtown area. The event is a fund-rais- er for the DDA,and booth spots are $25. This is a great opportuni- ty for people to do their spring cleaning, and sell the stuff they no longer want. To reserve a space or for more information, ,contact Mary at 706,537-9497 or Maria at 706-637-8887. Seeking Athletes For Final Hall of Fame Induction The final Hogansville High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held October during the Hummingbird Festival. Anyone who wants to nominate an athlete for consideration should call or email Todd Pike at 706-977-3003 or Purple- thumper99@hotmail.com. Newspaper articlesabout that athlete containing infor- mation regarding awards, stats, all-state teams, and more would be very helpful. Pike is also seeking infor- mation about any HHS bas- ketball players who were named All-State as well as anyone who might know how to contact a relative of 1935 graduate Kenneth Tarpley. r Applicants Seek City Manager Position By ANDY KOBER Hogansville City Mana- ger Bill Stankiewicz has reported the city received 22 resumes from those interest- ed in Hogansville's city man- ager position. In addition, the city received eight referrals from the Georgia Department of Labor regarding the position. Resumes for the position were received from a very wide area, and not only from within Georgia. Resumes were received from East Ridge and Crossville, TN, and Myrtle Beach, SC. One resume was received from Blissfield, MI. Stankiewicz has an- nounced his retirement, :_..efective. 5.a.,lka,s requested his replacement be hired quickly enough to allow a 30-day overlap. During this period, Stankiewicz will be able to brief the new person on the various city issues and proj- ects. ' With the deadline to sub- mit resumes past, Stan- kiewicz along wi.'th city coun- cil members Jean Crocker and Bobby Joe Frazier, will review the applicants .and their qualifications. Thecutting process will begin almost immediately and could be completed by Monday, Mar. 21. For those applicants sur- viving the initial cut, inter- views are scheduled to be conducted Mar. 28-30, and a person could be hired during uled for Apr. 4. " ..... Photo BY IAM AVERY I WON- Little Kimberly Reynolds, at the ripe old age of 4, raised $1,115 in donations for the charity that provides mammograms for women who cannot afford them...thereby garnering her the title of "Princess" of the Queen's Ball Saturday evening. Interest Growing Queen's Ball Nets In Street Dollars for Charity Antique Festival By ANDY KOBER Antique Festival booths will be located around the And Fun for All By PAM AVERY The Queen's Ball is more than a dance. Held in Hogansville now fgr three years it is a fundraiser which benefits "Breast Friends for Life," a breast cancer support group sponsored by West Georgia Health. In addition to providing out for the event, too, many civic and business communi- of whom were decked out in ty, and the music was cour- their formal attire, complete with tiaras and boas. The food was donated by Toni and Randy Striblin of Roger's BBQ and Emily Earles of the Grand Hotel. The beautiful decorations were the work of many vol- unteers from the Hogansville tesy of the popular group - "Hired Guns." Almost $2,500 was raised with little Kimberly Reynolds turning in the most donations of $1,115 and winning the title of "Princess." See QUEEN Page 3A Organizers report that considerable interest is being generated in Hojansville's Main Street Antique Festival, scheduled for Apr. 9-10. Elaine Carr notes that over 30 vendors have already committed to the fe#tival and more are anticipated. Vendors will be featuring antiques, art and more. The Main Street Antique Festival will be held in the downtown area, much like the Hummingbird Festival. Askew House and in the Calvin Hipp Veterans MemorialPark. A food court will be setup in the parking lot across from Hogansville City Hall. A children's area will be located behind Community Bank funstuffby R&R Amusements. There is still time for those interested to have a booth in the Main Street Antique Festival. For more information call 706-637-8013 or 706-637-8113. support and education to can- cer patients, survivors, fam- ily members and care givers, the organization also makes available free breast cancer screening for women who cannot afford mammo- grams: Wanda Lowe, a caficer survivor herself, was the brainchild behind the event which has growfi in popular- ity over the years; and dress- ing up for this event and any other cancer benefit she can attend is part of her commit- ment. "After Wanda beat can- cer, we decided we would do inything she told us to do," laughed one of the members of her group - the 'Kudzu Branch of the Sweet Potato Queens.' And they have...donning pink tutus, cowboy hats, Christmas lights and all the trimmings, the group of five friends were at their finest at Saturday evening's Queen's Ball, which was held in the Byars Auction Center in Hogansvflle - courtesy of Jackie and Van Byars. The community turned [ Ca l 1 away Coach Reache00 100 WINS! ,- Congratulations to Callaway High School Head Baseball Coach Dusty Hubbard on his 100th victory as a varsity baseball coach! The Cavaliers defeated Manchester by a score of 18-0 in three innings on Tuesday,