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l PAGE 2—A HOGANSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019 Hogansville Community Calendar American Legion Post karaoke and grill open 7 pm Saturday, Mar. 30. For more information or reservations call 706-977-4822., Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 pm Monday, Apr. 1, at the Hogansville Recreation Department. Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 pm Monday, Apr. 1, in city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Lenten Luncheon, noon Wednesday, Apr. 3, Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. Rev. Randall Hodge to Speak, with black eye peas and ham served. Donation of $5 per person requested. Public is invited to attend. God’s Bread Basket food pantry, open 9 am to noon Thursday, Apr. 4, behind Hogansville Senior Center. Sponsored by Hogansville Ministerial Association. Hummingbird Quilt Guild, noon Wednesday, Apr. 10, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Lenten Luncheon, noon Wednesday, Apr. 10, Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. Rev. Terry Rainwater to speak, with lasagna served. Donation of $5 per person request— ed. Public is invited to attend. Hogansville Municipal Court, 1 :30 pm and 8:30 pm, Friday, Apr. 12, at the Hogansville Police Station. Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6 pm Monday, Apr. 15, at the Hogansville Recreation Department. Hogansville City Council meeting, 7 pm Monday, Apr. 15, in city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Easter Egg Hunt, 9 am Saturday, Apr. 20, at Hendrix Field Hogansville Elementary School. Sponsored by the Hogansville Police Department for ages 12 years old and younger. Downtown Development Authority meeting, 6:30 pm Tuesday, Apr. 23, in Hogansville City Hall. The public is wel- come to attend. To. have your non-commercial Hogansville area community event listed in the Community Calendar, send the information to andykober@hotmail.com The deadline is each Monday at noon. Hogansville, Meriwether Newspapers to Merge From Staff Reports Owned by 'Il'ib Publications, the Hogansville Herald and Meriwether Vindicator will soon be merging into a single publication. Though only a small area of Hogansville is located in Meriwether County, the two areas have a long and storied history of commonality. Long-time residents of both areas will recall when foot- ball, basketball and other high school sports programs had teams from Greenville, Hogansville and Woodbury facing each other in rivalries that were often intense. Much haschanged since those years as the high schools. in Hogansvillera'nd Woodbiiry closed. In Hogamiville, high school students were enrolled! in the newACallawayr‘vHigh School. Students that would have attended Woodbury, were enrolled in either Greenville, Manchester, or Flint River Academy. Even after the loss of those two high schools, the areas remained closely intertwined, made more so by the devel- opment of the Meriwether Industrial Park, part of which is in Hogansville. That resulted in a combined Hogansville- Meriwether County Development Authority which benefits both areas. Hogansville currently supplies the Meriwether Industrial Park with water and sewage service. Through another agree- ment, Hogansville also supplies the industrial park with nat- ural gas service. Continuing growth at the I—85 and Ga. Hwys. 54/100 inter- change is anticipated to create even more opportunities for cooperative growth benefitting both areas. Hogansville city officials are staring at, and making preparations for, a potential housing boom over the next five years. While some of the new residents will likely be employed in fighboring LaGrange and Newnan, others could like be wo‘ g the Meriwether Industrial Park. Merging the Hogansville Herald and Meriwether Vindicator recognizes how closely intertwined the two areas have been and continue to be. For subscribers, one larger publication will provide more news and information to both areas. This will benefit adver- tisers as well as they will reach more potential customers for less money. “Community newspapers are about their respective com- munities,” said Andy Kober who has been reporting in the Hogansville community for over 13 years. “The merger of the two publications not only continues that effort but will help bring the respective communities closer together in facing the challenges of tomorrow.” ' . The merger of the two newspapers will become effec- tive with the May 3 edition. The Herald will then be a Friday , newspaper. Those who have subscribed to the Hogansville Herald or Meriwether Vindicator will continue to receive the com- bined newspaper. Those who have subscribed to both will have their subscriptions extended to account for paying for both publications. Those with questions or for more information, call 706- 628—3188. Lenten Luncheons Continue By ANDY KOBER The annual series of Lenten Luncheons continue being held at noon each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. The luncheonsare sponsored by United Methodist Women and Hogansville Pilot Club. A different speaker is featured each'week and a $5 donation is requested per luncheon. Any interested per- son is welcome to attend. The menu and list of guest speakers includes: ..-Apr. 3, Rev. Randall Hodge, with black eyed peas and ham; - Apr. 10, Rev. Terry Rainwater, With lasagna; and ‘4 E. Main fSharing The LL13 ht @(Ltfe ' Sharing a Message Shared Before Hello, Everyone. Again we have been blessed to share another visit. Today I am reminiscing, or should I say — sharing a message we have shared before. The rea- son being things in my pres- ent life, have taken me back to these words. Sometimes, as we go down this road of life, we are so busy planning, working, living our plans, and some— times getting so consumed by the “everyday” that we lose track of where we are in life and how the things in our lives are affecting us. The recent events have taken my life on a fast track to a not so pleasant place. As we age, we can’t, and in a lot a cases, shouldn’t do, things we’ve done in the past. We have a need to realize our limitations. Our physical, mental, spiritual, and emo- tional capacities do change. I have found these forms through which we function requires our daily care to remain as strongly function- al as possible. When we fail to care for any one proper- ly, it will fail to thrive, remain strongly functional, or stop working altogether. These thoughts have led me to share the “Today’s Thoughts” that we shared two years ago this week. 3/27/2017 SHARING THE LIGHT of LIFE I know of a time in my life when I did not have the knowledge about a lot of things that I have come to know. I have learned along this journey of life that if one is not careful in obtaining knowledge about things in life that may have an effect ‘ upon‘you, there will'be eon- ‘ sequences that are not pleas- ant. I haVe learned that preparing oneself with knowledge, pertinent to —or not — at the time, can always be used at some point on this journey for one reason or another. Being prepared and never having to use a resource obtained is better than having had the access/opportunity to obtain it and thought, “I will never need to use tha ”—and having a time come when it is need- ed-and there your were! Then thinking, “Wow! If only I knew then what I know now!” As it is sometimes said “Hind sight is 20/20.” Have you ever had that moment about anything in your life? If so, please share it with us. At this time I would like to share something I read many years ago, it is called.....TI—IE DASH. I am not trying to tease you, but the first line of this poem reads... “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funer- al of a friend. He referred to the dates on her tomb- stone.” The last words are “So when your eulogy is being read... with your life’s actions to be rehashed, would you be proud of the things they say...about how you lived your dash?” It is only 239 words, but the impact felt to me is like a lightning bolt! What its meaning is to me, what it gives to one’s mind and heart is AMAZING! “The date you were born and the date you died aren’t what really matters. It’s ‘the dash’ — those years in between and what you do with them — that does.” “When Linda Ellis wrote the poem in one afternoon in 1996, she had no idea that it would change her life forev- er. In 239 words, she cap- tured the Simple Truths” of why we were put on this earth.” Those words were shared with you then. . .today I share the poem in its entirety. The Dash by Linda Ellis I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning... to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mat- tered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know What that little line is worth. For it matters not, how much we own, the cars... the house... the cash. What mat- ters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. So think about this long wand» hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged. To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile... remember- ing that this special dash might only last a little while. So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash? As we all live, the time we have left gets shorter. Sometimes in the course of each day’s living, we get lost in the activities of the course of each day. We forget to make each day’s action spe- cial. We forget the final round is closer. We forget to work the plan of our PUR- POSE with better precision. Let us not get so caught up that we find ourselves in the last lap with the FINISH LINE staring at us — straight ahead and we have not pre— pared to reach it as our DESIGNED PURPOSE was made for each of us to do so. To obtain this poem, do so at https-J/thedashpoemcom May God continue to guide and bless each of you as we all continue on our PURPOSE in this realm of life. Don’t forget to share your “Ray of Light” at tign- erfern1@gmail.com Donatlan. Give us your address. We will put you on our mailing list. Call Glnny (770) 898-7548 for morn lnformatlon Heathe Note: Thank you for the very positive feedback I have received regarding this series: The Stories of My Life. This is the twelfth story in the series. Marianne and I have four children, two boys and two girls. Heather Renee is the sec- ond oldest child and the oldest girl. I should have known that things were going to be a little different with her when it took her three days to make her grand entrance into this world. Marianne and I went to the hos— pital on a Monday for the doc- tor to induce labor. We waited all day. Nothing! They tried again 'Iliesday. Nothing. They tried again Wednesday and the birth process started. However, Miss Heather Renee was so interestedin seeing what was going on (Nosey) that she kept turning to the wrong posi- tion to be born. The doctor would reposition her, only for Marianne to have a contraction, and she would turn right back, trying to see what was happen- ing! In the process she got hung onMarianne’s pelvic bone. This necessitated a Cesarean Section. Consequently, she was ' born with a big ole bruise right between her eyes and the bridge of her nose. This nosiness continued into her early childhood. I tell her she was absolutely the nos— iest child I’ve ever seen. Marianne and I had a rule that when adults were visiting, the , children had to leave the room and go play elsewhere. On many occasions, I witnessed her walk straight into a wall while leaving a room. Why? Because she was looking back— ward trying to hear what the adults were saying! As I stated earlier, Marianne and I have four chil- dren. And all four personali- ties are distinctly different. When it came to her siblings, (Her momma and me too!) Heather was always the touchy-feely motherly type. She thought it was her lot in life to tell them what they could and couldn’t do, how to do it, when to do it, and what to do if they got it wrong. She was their psy- chiatrist, doctor, nurse, fixer, and love advisory Yep, as far as she was concerned, she was momma! However, that didn’t fly to well with them. But that’s another story for another day! I suppose it’s no wonder that she became a Registered Nurse. However, she took the hard way getting there. When our children were about to graduate high school, Marianne and I told them that . 1 v. Claude A The more you know,i . I thesaleryourmoney painful . McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street - Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 Downtown Hoga 706-637-6544 , rThese sponsors encourage you to attend the church 0 Rev. Aaron McCullough Columnist as long as they went straight to college we paid their tuition. However, if they started, decid- ed to quit, then decided to go back tuition was on them. This is exactly what she did. She wasted a year at West Georgia University in Carrollton, Georgia. She dropped out to take some time to find herself. She turned around twice and found herself with a husband and two babies. Suddenly, col- lege became important. She enrolled in the RN Program at. , . Southern Union. With a husé band and two babies, I watched as she worked the night shift at the hospital and attended classes during the day. She’s always been the biggest “daddy’s girl” as possible. But this was something she had to’ ‘: figure out on her own. I could— “‘ n’t do it for her. 'And when I watched her graduate as an RN, I’m sure I was the proudest , daddy in the room! One day she was stressing over a “c” average she had in " one of her courses. I asked her if she knew what a RN student who passed a course with a “c” was called. She said, “No. What?” I said, “An RN!” ‘ The Spiritual takeaways from the column today are numerous: First, sometimes we all have trouble getting started. Secondly, we all have distinct personality character- istics and traits that God uses to form us into who we are. Thirdly, sometimes we learn I " that careless choices have consequences. Fourthly, we learn that in real- ity, we alone control of our des- tiny. And finally, we learn that: with dedication, hard work, and the support of a loving husband and family, our hopes, dreams, and aspirations can be achieved. However, some- times, this means you just have to suck it up and go! And she did! 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