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| THINKING POSITIVE - Sandra Franklin, formerly of Greenville, reads one of her 22 lines of Christian greeting cards. The cards can be found in more than 100 stores. Words To Live By She Finds Success With Christian Greeting Card Business By Bryan Geter A former Greenville resident is touching the lives of people she'll never know in places she'll never go. Sandra A. Franklin, who now lives in Macon with her husband,Rev. Levornia, said she is amazed at how Cod is expanding her business - greeting cards. Franklh started the Ch_ristian greeting cards line in Novembm; 1998 with hopes of being in 10 stores by years end. Instead her cards were in 12 stores. Today her cards are in more than 40 stores in eight states including Georgia, Florida, North Carloina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, New York and Illinois. Franklin's goal is to be in 100 stores by the end of the year. She has 22 card lines already with Christmas cards being included during Christmas 2000. She said 75 percent of those cards were purchased. "It's not about just seUing a lot of cards," she said, "my mission is for the cards to be a tool to minister to those who purchase them." She continued, "There's not a lot of verse in them, they simply express God's love." Franklin said she prays and transcribes what (God) gives her. She and her husband has a full time job but says doing the cards never seem like work because it is such a joy to do it. Franklin is a 1984 graduate of Greenville High and a 1988 graduate of the University of Georgia. She is the daughter of Ruth O. Render and John Render of Greenville. Her grandmother is Adell Ogletree. t i L_ llllllll II l II l B II II II II I II Keep Troup Beau Plans Cleanup Dr" Throughout the m'onth of April, Keep Troup Beautiful will join more than 10,000 communi- ties nationwide in an effort to attack America's litter problem. Over 15,000 Georgia volunteers join two million volunteers across the country in this monumental environmental event. The "Great American Cleanup" was established by Keep America Beautiful, the nation's premier litter prevention and education organization to promote a massive spring cleanup, beautification and com- munity improvement program. "This program is unique in that we are able to combine Keep America Beautiful's national environmental event, the "Great American Cleanup', with our local 'Spring Clean,' focused at clean- ing up qkoup County," said David Whitley, Chair of Keep Troup Beautiful. "The event gives peo- ple in Troup County, across the state and across the country the opportunity to take responsibili- ty for beautifying some areas of blight in their own communities and to make an important differ- ence in the environment." Litter is trash that is not in its proper place. All litter comes from people and their activities, mostly from the seven sources of .Key Cleanup Day: April 21 litter - construction or demolition sites; materials thrmm, dropped or blown from cars; business and commercial trash cans and dump- sters; loading docks and com- mercial storage area: materials thrown or dropped by pedestri- ans: uncovered trucks and house- hold trash bags and trash cans. The Georgia Department of Transportation spends in excess of $5 million annually, cleaning up trash on state-maintained roadways. This figure does not take into account the amount of money individual cities and coun- ties spend for litter removal. Last year's statewide cleanup was a tremendous success. Here in Troup County over 1500 peo- ple donated time and effort to clean up streets, roadways, lakes, shore line and vacant lots. "We are looking forward to an even even use a box[ greater success this already have committed to help ter," said Sandra Spring Clean Chair. "We hope to have 2000 volunteers cleaning up litter lYoup County, LaGran Point and Hogansville. " Although people up at anytime, Saturday,, has been identified as the focus day according to ANYONE helping should call Troup Beautiful office 9922. T'ou being asked to support by encouraging ily not to litter and to take tiative to pick up and areas near your home. Books Grant By Jane Cheatham Gottshall Hogansville Public IAbrary is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Books for Children grant from The Libri Foundation. By raising $350.00 through local sponsors, the Foundation will match these funds ht a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, we will be able to select $1050.00 worth of books from the Foundation's booldists, which contain award winning fiction and nonfiction books for children frem birth to sixth grade that have been published within the past three to four years. These new books ,fill enable us to update our aging collection. We ask our loyal patrons to consider a donation for this worthwhile project. We want the community to be a part of this process also by helping in the selection of books. If you have some subject areas you would like to see improved or at the booklists, we ciate your suggestions. Library hours are when the time Daylight Saving Time. as of April 2 are 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, to 7:00 p.m. a.m. to 12:00 noon on The library is Easter holiday on Saturday, April 1.3-14. TURKEY SEAS to 3XL in 2139 Greenville Road N LaGrange 882-1555 I