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PAGE 6A -HO6ANSVmLE HOME NEWS - APRIL 27, 2000 ] PARKWAY I Charles Neely Announces MOTORS, INC. For 131st House of Representatives '89 Mercedes 190E 4DR, White, Clean $4,295 '97 Saturn SLI 4DR., Loaded Gold, s8,495 '96 Eclipse 5 speed, Green, 995 '92 Honda Accord Auto, 4DR, Blue s5,900 '95 Toyota 4-Runner 5 speed, 4x4, Loaded s14,900 '97 Nissan Maxima SE I Loaded, Roof, Auto, I Low mileage, $17,900 I JJ Whitworth Parkway Motors LaGrange 882-2990 By John Kuykendall Editor Charles Neely, of Warm Springs, announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the Georgia State House of Representatives in the 2000 elec- tion. Neely will be seeking his first term, as a Republican, for the 131st district currently held by Carl Von Epps of LaGrange. The 131st District is made up of all of Meriwether County and a portion of Troup County. Neely, a former Meriwether County Commissioner for District S, said, "I feel it is time for Meriwether County to once again have someone from this county to represent them in Atlanta." WHILE SERVING AS a com- missioner, Neely was known for being fiscally responsible with the taxpayer's money while help- ing the county to move forward. "If elected to the House I will represent Meriwether and Troup i Charles Neely counties to the best of my abili- ty, while never compromising my integrity or convictions," he said. Neely is a graduate of Manchester High School and a 1981 graduate of Columbus College with a degree in Business Management. For over 20 years, he worked with the royal Elaine (00SAFALLc. MACHINE OPERATOR 2nd Shift - 3PM/11:30PM ' 3rd Shift - 11PM - 7:30AM SAFA, L.L.C., is seeking candidates who have the following qualifica- lions for the position of Machine Operator: • Experience in machine set-up using specification sheets. • Ability to perform quality checks and record to charts and graphs • Good mechanical and troubleshooting skills • Excellent attendance record • Overtime required SAFA, L.L.C., offers competitive wages, excellent benefit package, fixed 8 hour shifts and an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology in the manufacturer of brake pads. ONLY NEW APPLICANTS NEED APPLY To: Georgia Department of Labor 1002 Longley Place LaGraage, GA 30240 EOEA)n Free Workplace HISTORIC COLUMBUS FOUNDATION'S :.: :: \\; in Columbus, Georgia ,;=0000April 28 * 6pm- 11pm y, April 29 * lOam- 11pro , April 30 * 12noon-6pm Pig Jig BBQ Cookoff a Famous Food Court * Racing Pigs New & Different Arts & Crafts * Pet Parade * 1 OK Road Race Jack Russell Terriers • Souvenirs . Fireworks (Saturday at 11 pro) Continuous Entertainment all weekend a plus much more! A world-class midway with 30 exciting rides for children and adults! • Sunday, April 30th is wristband day with unlimited rides for only $12 per person! Folk Entertainment * Native American Skills Demonstrations Story Telling • Old Town Artisans Demonstraons Children's Interactive Area • Folk Art • Fine Art.- Youth Art Located in and around the Convention and:Trade •Center • • • el 001 l0 • eeeeee eeeee eeo oeeeeeeeeo •• el • • = : FRIDAY NIGHT SUNDAY : N,HT i Discount Day! Kenny : SAIrILIRDAY • • Children 10 and under enter FREE : Wayne .'. Joe :" wh .o o: • • • Active Duty Military & their spouses Shepherd : Diffle " • : can enter for $5 at any gate!" • " " Senior Cff:izens can enter for $5 at Buffalo Rock- Pell / St. Francis i BUIPIFIdO Rock- PEPSI / St. Francis i the Dillingham Street gate!* I The Game Stwae : / The Game Stage : "tO Require( Nursing Home in various capac- ities, most recently as adminis- trator. Currently, he serves as President of Georgia Health Care, Inc. of Manchester and he and his wife are the owners and opera- tors of The Oil Drop and Tire Center in Manchester. Charles and his wife, Beth, have been married for 18 years. They have three daughters, Lauren, Brittany and Shannon. The family is active in First Baptist Church in Manchester, where Charles serves as a mem- ber of the Deacon Fellowship and is active in many other aspects of the church. CHARLES SERVES ON the Boards of the Meriwether County Habitat for Humanity and Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority and the Manchester Kiwanis Club. Charles and Beth are both involved with Neighbor, a: with immediate food and direct the Stocking that provides help l pie each year. Neely has this week and will l campaign to win seat. An Early Political While growing up in rural Clarke County, Georgia sixty-odd years ago, I imagined myself in several professions when I grew up. Some of my fondest dreams I could see myself as a baseball player, sports writer, or a lawyer seeking public office. I always liked competition. I wanted to be the best of whatev- er I was doing, whether it be schoolwork, ballgames or any- thing else. I liked the idea of sup- porting a candidate or running for public office even at the age of 12. Four years later I entered the University of Georgia as a pre-law student; later the war ended those dreams. My mother and grandfather always voted, and especially my grandfather was very vocal on his choices. In 1938, President Roosevelt was only the third Democrat to serve as president since the War Between the States ended in 1865. GRANDPA WAS A Roosevelt Democrat, but he thought the president was overstepping his bounds when he asked Georgia voters to vote against the very popular Senator Walter E George. After reading of FDR's Barnesville speech, I decided to cast my support to the U.S. Senator from Vienna. I wrote him a letter and asked him to make me posters for utility poles and stickers for automobiles. I am sure grandpa had more than a lit- tle to do with my decision. Somewhere in my keepsakes are samples of these and a per- sonal letter from SenatorGeorge thanking me for my support. Everybody who passed by US Highway 29 north of Athens were reminded they were in Senator George country. President Roosevelt endorsed a former U.S. District Attorney Lawrence Camp, who was not well known before his election. Senator George's toughest competition was Eugene Talmadge, who had served as Commissioner of Agriculture and Governor of Georgia. THE COLORFUL GEIIE Talrnadge was a fate of the "rednecks" and was 6iie of the earliest of candidates to be tabbed a "racist." At the time there to vote in Primary". As Theo[ tioned last week, show up for a suspenders, horn rim glasses, his black hair forehead." Eugene were never Talmadge "new deal" Talmadge ments that in talking about Conservation "there is nothin loafers in the CC son served in the talking about his Gene working lar a day." I neveri stood why grandpa statement grandpa had hands" he paid plus President called a liberal in same Roosevelt would land a servative ported Senator as many times Something to Think A GOOD SPEAKER Judging by comments, the speaker at the church seniors lunch meeting would be highly recommended by those who attended. Bruce Goddard came from Reynolds and told many jokes and amusing occurrences that happened during his time in the undertaking business, which his great-grandfather had found- ed. Mr. Goddard's concern for people came through and his clos- ing was inspiring. When our min- ister of music, as master of cer- emonies, followed the speaker to the podium, it was obvious that he'd been very moved and he pro- nounced the message to have been one of the best sermons he'd heard in a long time. TAXES It's always been my respon- sibility to do our taxes. There have often been last minute situation, but I'd been doing better the last several years. Therefore, when I read in the paper that a nearby Kroger Store would be accepting tax forms until midnight on April 17, I had no intention of utiliXing the services. However, "events kept interfering with planned tax- work time. Even on Monday all calendar I wanted to but didn't a pin. One mornin , there was a Ion entries were kept - bridge and lunch at Carolyns, a stop at the library for extra forms, church supper and revival service. Then finished the taxes, but there was an unexpected snag. Our son Todd, who does taxes for others, happened to call for a chat. His forms had gone in earlier and he asked about ours. The discussion prompted him to offer advise and help - he'd call back soon. The outcome was that I walked into Kroger at 11:45PM. Several people were on duty col- lecting from last minute fflers. My federal envelope was opened to check for social security num- bers and signatures. Whew! But, no stamps were required on the envelopes! in the street. 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