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PAG 4B HOGANSV-m HOME NEWS - MARCH 22, 2001 Scouts Honor First Area Eagle Scout 60 Years In a unique and emotional ceremo- ny at theirst United Methodist Church in Hogansville this past Sunday, Tommy Thrower, 75, George Spradlin, 73, and the late Carl Walburn were presented their Eagle Scout Award, announced Yellow Jacket District Senior District Executive Terry S. Herrod. Each of the men completed their requirements for the Eagle rank before enlisting in the war effort in 1943, thus never having a ceremony to officially commemorate their accomplishment. "After an exhausted search of our records, we found that Tommy Thrower, George Spradlin and the late Carl Walburn were indeed Eagle Scouts and the first Scouts in the Hogansville community to earn the Eagle rank," said Herrod. The process initiated in November of 2000, as the result of a discussion on Scouting between Tommy Thrower and a former longtime Troop 32 Scoutmaster Rance Sprayberry, an Eagle Scout himself. "After that con- HONORED - The Hogansville United Methodist Church presented three peo- pie wth "A Long Awaited and Overdue Presentation of Eagle Scout Awards." Tommy Thrower (R), George Spradlin (C), and Mrs. Carl Walbum, wife of the late Carl Walbum, received the awards. versation I had with Rance I decided informed me that we should contact to call the National Office to determine our local Boy Scout representative to if our records were still on file. To my determine if a ceremony would be surprise, they were still on file. The appropriate. I called Terry Herrod and National Eagle Scout Coordinator he handled the rest," said Mr. Thrower. "My initial reaction was wow! I have so much respect for the World War II 4eneration. Not only did they keep the cutry together during the great depre,sion, defeat dictatorship and fas- cism during World War II, they creat- ed the peace and prosperity we enjoy today. We owe them so much. It was only fitting that we recognize these gen- tlemen for their sacrifices and accom- plishments," said Herrod. As youths each of the men were members of Boy Scout Troop 32, spon- sored by the United States Rubber Company (today the Troop is sponsored by Hogansville first UMC). "The troop met in the Hogansville Community Building. There were 30 boys in the troop. Our scoutmaster was Mr. Ira Drake, principal, Hogansville School. We attended summer camp at Camp Clifford Smith in LaGrange. I remem- ber during camp one summer our assis- tant scoutmaster Billy Dottson placed a snake in Tommy's tent. It scared the living daylights out of Tommy," said George Spradlin. Carl Walburn also has fond of the times. "I met Carl during Scout days. I was a member of Scout Troop. We would attend and skating parties together. became sweethearts and after the we dated. When Carl finished Georgia, we married and he work for Southern Bell for 39 before retiring. Carl developed a love and skill for knot tying. He wo, u always talk about how he learned to this or that know in Scouting. I felt proud to accept his Eagle Badge. I cherish this moment for the rest of life," said Mrs. Walburn. : During the war, each of the m served in the U.S. Navy. Thrower a radio operator. 'he Morse code me badge I earned in Scouting was in mental in determining my military cialty," said Thrower. Spradlin was A. postman and Walburn was gunner. NIGHT - Large crowds filled the Jim Hamill Hall and enjoyed a weekend of good gospel music the Hoofer's Gospel Bam last Friday and Saturday night. Tony Gore and Majesty, the Diplomats, the McDaniel Family, Kevin Spencer and Fnends, Randy Miller, the Dixie Melody Boys, the Followers and the Singing Echos among others were on hand. Pictured with Lynn Epperson, (C) of the Singing Echos are Sara Purgason (L) of Corinth and Frances Lawhom of Mountville. |Hogansville Policeman |Takes Advanced Training  Officer Thomas L. Hatcher ver's and vehicle licensing with the Hogansville Police requirements; statewide vehicle iDepartment has completed a safety inspection regulations and Icourse in Advanced Traffic Law emission standards in appropri- Iconducted by the Georgia Police ate counties; and factors con- iAcademy Division of the Georgia tributing to accidents and seri- iPublic Safety Training Center in ous offenses that result in signif- IForsyth. icant property damage, injury or I This course is required by the loss of life. Georgia Peace Officers Emphasis in the course is Standards and Training Council placed on Georgia statutes that for Advanced Certification. govern the operation of motor The course provides public vehicles and case law pertaining safety officers an overview of the to specific offenses. laws in the Georgia Traffic Code that pertain to moving vehicle FUNDING for this program violations and includes updates has been provided by the State of on rules of the road which gov- Georgia Governor's Office of ern how a vehicle shall be oper- Highway Safety. ated safely on Georgia roads. The Georgia Public Safety Rules of the road not only Training Center provides train- encompass laws governing traf- ing programs for local and state fic but also include common driv- certified public safety officers at ing practices, no cost to tile local community Additional topics include dri- for tuition, meals or lodging. J  i i , i i i i !! Mountville United Methodist Women met March 12 at the home 1 of Thomas and Alma Wood. I The program was presented by Nancy Newsome on "Rahab, A ! Woman of Faith." Newsome emphasized that the importance of ]i Rahab's legacy shows not only what she was, but what she was able to become. President Helen Thrash welcomed the womeh's society and pre- sented the devotion on "What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?'.' UMW members participating in the program included: Clara Andrews, Wanda Cosfley, Nancy Newsome, Leslie Pike, Helen Thrash, Mae Towns and Alma Wood. Plans were made for Easter lilies to be placed in the sanctuary in honor or in memory of loved ones. Wanda Costley and Gayla Jones will coordinate this project. Reports were given on food, flowers and gifts delivered to the shut-ins of the church community. Clara Andrews, chairman of Membership Nurture and Outreach, requested she be advised of any special needs in the "church family." Leslie Pike, chairman of the Newcomers Outreach Committee, reported a gift basket has been delivered to newcomers: Ralph and Kay Duraski, and children, Stephen, Tad and Hannah Rose. Jean Mote, of the Food Closet Advisory Board, sent report of 'i Mountville UMW's totat food, cash donations and hours of volunteer work for Interfaith Food Closet in 2001. The President reported Mountville UMW volunteers to work in March 2001 include: 3/20 and 39: Clara and George Andrews; 3122 Leslie Pike and Jean Mote; and 3/27 Alma Wood and Helen Thraslx Thrash announced the next UMW meeting will be held April 9th at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Chambers. Angela,,Chambers will present a program on 'Women of the Old Testament. The Rev. Dane Wagner, pastor of the Mountvflle and Big S_vtgs UMC, announced everyone is invited to Holy Week Services as fol- lows: 4111-7 p.m. Big Springs and 4/12-7 p.m. Mountville, Maundy Thursday, 'Passion Week' Video, 'Gospel .According to Matthew'; 43- 7 p.m. Big Springs, 'Good Friday' Service; 4/15 Easter Sunday: Big Springs, Sunrise Service; 9 a.m. MounWille, Eaer Sunday Worship; 10 a.m. Church School; 10 a.m. Big Springs, Church School; 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship. Regional Board To Hogansville residents can give some input. The Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center Board of Directors will meet Thursday, March 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Regional Development Center in Franklin. The Agenda will include regular items. Meetings are open to the public. PLEASE CALL Kathy at 706-675-672L! 101 to obtain additional information. ii WE NEED MANAGERS Establish company expanding. Opening new offices monly. 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