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Opinions & Ideas THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPSN ....... i ! i  L  Pmlkm Mu HA ADvmmsmc D8 Jmm KV'aU'ALL ASSOCmTE rroR BRYAN GmR ASSOOATE EvrroR JAYNE C,CSTO Bvsmms MANAGER Phony (706) 8463188. Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Hogansv, Corgia 0 Hazards Respect School age childron are begin- as the school to a close. are  forward to the ishd that munmer the most dangerous time for As a matter of fact, nearly half unintentional jury-relat- ddldren occur the summer. In a first-ever national report seasonal trend8 of fatal and unintentional injury children, National SAFE iasued a warn- :last weak that May through r halfof injury related childhood , with July being the most r month. According to the study, unin- r remains the lead- killerofchildr 14 and under. in its report, stated summer children will be to emersoncy depart- 3 million times for injuries and an estimat- 2,550 children will lose their due to an unintenfional Nearly half (about 42 per- cent) of all unto" tentional injury- related deaths occur during the summer months, a 25 percent increase above average during any other time of the year. * In July, about 12 percent of all the deaths of children occur. About 45 percent of all deaths among children between the ages of I0 14 years old occur during the summer months. In the mountain states, about 47 percent of all death occur dur- ing the summer months. Drowning is the greatest summer risk for children ages 14 and under, increasing 96 percent above average during the sum- mer. and: cad professionals have long sumed that childhood uninten- jonal injuries follow a seasonal attern. During the summer months, hen children are out of scJmoL :hey mpervisimd i mtdoors. Those two factoheighten  risks of injury to childreL Accordingtothe report, SAFE KIDS tested the hypothesis by xamining data of children ages 14 and under who were injured )r died as a result of an uninten- l nal injury. A specific foous was  laced on drowai motor vehi- and bike  between years of 1991 and 1996. AS PARENT S , we often encourage our  to spend time outdoors during the sum- mer. We should also make them aware of the consequences of not taking safety precautions. Children should be warned of the dangers of swimming with- out a partner or adult supervi- they should always be requ.ired to wear helmets when riding bikes and motorcycles, ATVs, go carts, etc4 and required to buckle up in the carat all times. None of us want our children to be injured or die in an acci- dent. It is our responsibility to provide children with the proper safety equipment and adequate Let's play R safe this summer and keep our obildren safe. If you would lihe more infor- ma about the report or ways tokeeping your children safe, you may  SAFE KIDS at wwwfforg. % \\; 00yo00/erin's. 00mail00 \\; "I1m Hogsnsville Home News Pt00ebxd00m00 70G84G2206 H _ - J J L _ . $16 Tmp, l.lesrdor Meh Courdies; $20 a Prices  all sties taxe  postage paid at Pcmt-m: Sead tdess  to P. O. Box 42 . GA 30230,  ................................. _Rob Ridmxiso Busimss Mamlr .... , .... .-Jay Su Wdm. - ......   C Sn/d Billy Bry  Os ................................................................................. ,fdlard B. Grimes Vce lesident ........................................................ ChadoUe S. Grin Srey ............ _., ................................. J.ama Grimes Corer Treasm, er .............  ................. Kafly  C.reu Lg Coum md Amm  ........................... S. L- J t J J. JL IL ll . ............. PAGE 4 - HOGANSVIILE HOME NEWS - 10, 2001 Lifting Up Morn An Important Du It is easy to tell that spring is here. The signs of spring have been upon us for several weeks now. From the sounds of lawn mowers and weed eaters, to the tight schedules of Little League ball games, to the blooming flowers and greening trees, to the rising temperatures and praying for rain, it is easy to know what time of year it is. Also with spring, come those holidays and special days that mark the transition from win- ter to summer. One of those spe- cial days we will be celebrating this Sunday: Mother's Day. There are those who seem hum- bugish at a lot of holidays, but I don't know of a person that has a hang-up about Mother's Day. Families, churches and, of course, retailers try to make something unique out of Mother's Day. I guess we here at Antioch are no different. Last Saturday we had our Mother's Day banquet at the Dolly Building. With a beautifully decorated building, a delightful program, delicious food, and wonderful fellowship, the excellent crowd of mothers, daughters and even some sons had a wonderful time. This Sunday we plan on a wonderful day with a special Sunday School time, special guest preacher (Bro. Tommy Crider), and special gifts for all the mothers present. I guess each family and church do what they feel is nec- essary to properly observe Mother's Day. All of these things are good, but I wonder if they are enough. Mothers are very special people who have a very special place in God's order of things. I find nothing wrong with recognizing moth- ers with a special set day each year. But again, I wonder, is it enough? Of all the things that take place on Mother's Day, could there be something that will do more than anything else to show morn that we really do love and appreciate her? I per- sonally believe there is. Instead of just showing morn that we love and appreciate her just one day out of the year, why not do it every day out of the year? You know, morn is a morn more than just one day out of the year, she is morn 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Sure, do something spe- cial for morn on Mother's Day, but why not show her she is spe- cial every day? Too many times we take "Sure, do some- thing special for morn on Mother's Day, but why not show her she is special every day ?'" morn for granted. We moan and groan when the supper is late, or when our favorite shirt has- n't been washed and ironed yet, or when the kids are late for the ball game, or maybe she didn't buy our favorite snack at the grocery store. We dads think we have a great responsibility, but let's not forget the God-given responsibility of morn. Because being morn is an all responsibility, we who morns need to be sure morn her just dues every! The Bible has much about giving morn what isl fully hers. In the Commandments, God Moses in Exodus 20:12, thy father and thy mother. the repetition of that in the New Testament, us to honor our mothers and he also the fact that honoring and mother cial blessing. In those of scripture, the word means to give weight to elevate to a high live in a society where hood is looked upon rate position. With tions like NOW Organization of lady is not a top is living beneath the of womanhood. The us that motherhood is orable position and we be thankful have been faithful Don't forget your Mother's Day, but remember that she is er every day. An Eye for an Eye, a Life for a Many news reports have been in the national press over the past few weeks about Timothy McVeigh, the admitted killer of 168 innocent people in the bomb- ing of a federal building in Oklahoma City just over six years ago. McVeigh faces the death chamber for this tragic crime and has shown no remorse for the killings. Arrangements to bradct the final few minutes of McVeigh's life to families of the 168 persons killed in the bombing by McVeigh are about complete. Efforts to pre- vent the broadcast from being viewed by the general public are continuing. Many of you remember twen- ty-eight or so years ago wh sev- eral desperate men escaped from a prison in Maryland. The men came south on a crime spree that ended in rural southwest Georgia. The gangmok overa farm faro- fly home, and as family members came home from work, five rela- fives were murdered one by one by the killers. The sixth person, a woman, was killed, end then raped by members of the gang. When the gangmembers came to trial, the leader received the death sentence. Carl Isaacs remains on death row as of this u'iting, although a jury attempt- ed 28 years ago to provide what they saw as justice for the unmer- ciful killings. Appeals and retrials have allowed Isaacs to continue living. GEORGIA is one of the many states where the death penaIW remains a part of the law. Many juries over the years have asked for a death penalty, but a small number of those sentenced ever see the death chamber. The King James version of the Bible in Matthew chapter five, verses 37-39 reads as follow Ye have heard that it h--h been mid, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. ButI say unto you that ye resist not e,l, but whosoever Mmll smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him tl- other also." For ages many have justified capital punishment for heinous crimes by using this passage of scripture. The passage is very clear, "an eye for an eye." Some ta.t0e the pas. sage further by saying, "a life for a life." They say this passage jus- titles the death penalty. On the other hand, others look "...But I also pray just a little harder for the families of those people these killers so unmer00 to the second part of the passage The secced part reminds us tomrn the other cheek and not to strike back It requires us to be forgiv- ingof whatever takes place, and t take a posifion of love owJ" ptm- ishment. Although I have down on the side ishment for heinous well understand the those who oppose it. Yes for the Timothy Carl IsMcs, but I also little harder for the those so unmercifully slew. A00n00edly; flies of these 168 Oklahoma to witness the for them. On one hand g deepen the trmmm they already experienced, but stwe to tewible yeers in  Yes, death sentence is to say the least DO WE RF, ALLY wa for an eye, a life for a life? I think so in the kmg rtm many immcem l when those who crimesimowtl up the own life as their I ment. $45,000 Just More Icing on the This is truly a small world. Last Saturday I attended the annual fund raising barbecue at Box Springs that is sponsored every spring by the Volunteer Department Auxiliary. Not only was the outing its usual success, this fime there was even more icing on the cake, as usual Greg Jones, Director of Public Relations for Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Jane Harris of Flint Electric, Customer Services Coordinator - Upatoi office, presented the Box Springs Volunteer Fire Department a check for $45,000 to be used for fire-fw00hting 00ruipme00 Box Springs Fire Chief Sammy Sizemore expressed thanks to Oglethorpe Power for the generous contribution. Greg Jones replied that it was the full intention of Oglethorpe Power to be a good friend and neighbor. THE NEW 280 million dollar plant that will soon be underway in the Third District of Talbot County will be in the district served by the Box Springs Fire Department. All of Talbot County will re great benefits from O Power. It is estimated th some - time in the not too distmlt fiRm'e, the assets of Oglethorpe Power could double Talbot's present tax base. SATURDAY gave me a chance to get to know Greg Jones better. Would you believe Grebes father, his uncle Pete Jones, and cousin Huelon Jones played on a team from the Covington area in Newton County that I played against back in the fiRies? This was the 10 team Middle Georgia Amateur League with teams from OconeeCotmtF, White Hall, Madison, Monticello, Etonton, Jackson, Stewart of Cdvington, Porterdale, Loganville, and Monroe. R was a strong amateur baseball league. We usually battled with Stewart every year for the league championship, but there was a great fellowship between our teams when the games and base- ball season were over. I was indeed flattered when this Covington team that had a roster full of Greg Jones' rela- tives invited me to play with them after we moved to Manchester in 1959. As bad as I would have liked to continue playing baseball we three pre-schoolage children at that time, and my attention was required elsewhere. CHANGING the subject, Gus l._rsons told one at the NAACP banquet in Talbotton Saturday night on Square Patrick t S.Q. to a tee. GUS had several treesthat year due to the f- Squaw was for house wood, it bega00 Either Square's got stuck, so Gus got his tractor and pulled the mire. Gte like to have one load of firewood to Gus, he as if lm was waiting for tht00 C, us usked there was anything replhsl. "Yes sir, Mr. haven paid me. I know me these trees, but to give my firewood to Mr. GUS, you owe me I recalled some rtences with S.Q. Ukelltm Job Fair Planned Next Tuesday in A job fair for veterans, youth and adults will be held Tuesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at West Georgia Technical College, Callaway Center for International Business Development, 303 Fort Drive, LaGrange. THE FAIR is spensored by the Georgia Department of Labor, West Georgia Technical College and West Georgia/IGrange Over 60 representatives from area employers and veterans ser- vice organizations are scheduled to attend and discuss job open- ings. Dress professionally and Employer Committee.  resume copies to leave with employe00. For further tact the Georgia Labor's at (706) 845.400 Technical College at ,5658.