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) THE HOGANSVILLE HERALD uspsaHm anh @perate ]By rtb .blicatton , ROBERT E. TRIBBLE, Pmldaat JOHN KUYKENDALL KIM MITCHELL PUBLISHER]EDITOR BUSINESS MANAGF.JIg ANDY KORER Phone (706) 848-3188 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Fax: (706) 846-2206 news@star-me~ury.com BRYAN GETER P.O. Box 426 ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Manchester, GA 31816 Official Legal Organ for the City of Hogan~lle e Sometimes, when you are trying to do something good, you really do something bad and don't even realize it. That was the situation with one of our newspapers last week. We bad a school in our area that had three teams make the state playoffs. In an attempt to recognize the children for their accomplishments, I thought it would be a great idea to recognize the teams on a special page in the newspa- per. Due to schedules and other reasons, the newspaper had not been able to make team photographs. At first I thought I would just run the roster of each team, but faces mean so much and I decided to try and in the newspaper. While I agree it probably shouldn't have happened, the fact of the matter is it did. My stand on the photo- graph would be like this. if I told someone I was going to take a photograph of them they would act one way, if I shot a photograph of them when they PAGE 4A HOCANSVlLLE HERALD - THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2012 What makes a Mother'sup late at night baking cook- Day special? Is it the day ies or completing a costume when she holds a newbornthey needed for school the child in her arms for the first next day. time? Is it when she sees her This morn had dreams of children grow up and gradu- days that would come when ate from school or college? she could have more time for Or could it be any day in her herself. When she mentioned life when a child says I love some future time for this she you, Morn? would always say, "But my Proverbs 31:28 reads,boys come first until they are "Her children arise up and grownupandabletotakecare call her blessed." They will of themselves." certainly do that if she is a It is certainly true today good mother and listens to that a mother does not have what they have to say and will to spend hours each day wash- not betray their trust when ing and ironing or even cook- secrets are told to her. A wise ing meals. The many modern mother lets her children try conveniences that we have new things and never says "I today have cut down on the told you so," if they fail hard work most mothers had to do when clothes were AT A MEETING of the washedbyhandandhungout- Cub Scouts one day some of side on a line to dry. the boys were misbehaving. One child rather large for his THERE ARE many mid- age said, "If they had a mom die age mothers who have two like mine they would not act or three children in college that way." His mona weighed at the same time and after only 110 pounds or so yet her seeing that they have what boys were well behaved. She theyneedthereislittlemoney demanded total respect and left for them to spend on punished the boys when it was clothing and other things they not given. Yet she would stay who have no children whocan afford to go to the beauty shop each week but in most cases they wish they were blessed with being a mother. When the day comes that mothers can go to see their children graduate from col- lege, see them find good jobs and eventually get married and have their own families, mothers can then realize how much of a blessing they have had by being a good Christian mother to their children. Their lives will be so rich and full of exciting things. All mothers have a big influence on their children for good or bad. Mothers must have some courage because need. Then there are ladies it takes courage just to feed and clothe a family. All good mothers must make some sacrifices for their children, i Even if the family is well off financially they will neodto sacrifice their time and spend as much of it as possible with their children. One of the mothers in the Old Testament who loved her son so much that she was will- ing to give him to the service of the Lord was HannaK Her special day came once each year when she could jouri y to the temple to visit with her son taking him clothes she had made and other gifts. : A former prisoner of war : who spent several months in | a Vietnam prison camp told | his mother when he was able | to return home that knowing: she was praying for him daily j gave him the strength he: needed to make it through] ) those trying days. J Have a blessed day Sunday mothers because it's your day and thank you for directing your children in the right path. R is an awesome responsibility to be a good mother to your children. wereatthebeachandtheydid- After being away from open. become increasingly permis- locate team photographs, n't know I was taking it, they home much of Saturday, IThere are basic physical sive of behaviors that in past I called the school and could be acting crazy or doing took my dear, sweet, loving differences between men and years would not have been askedifteamphotographshad somethingsomeoneeisemight wife out to dinner in women. In addition to the tolerated. been shot for the annual and think was inappropriate. Columbus. most immediately notable There are occasie when was informed no photographs My arguments didn seem As most of you guys havephysical differences, there men dress as women and it is had been taken, to hold water But I did try come to know, going out to are skeletal differences that funny. Most notably this takes m That is when stupidity set awfullyhardtogeteveryoneto dinner also means going out you also notice, place during ',womanless [ .i understand that even though shopping. You don't have to Proportionatly, a woman weddings" hold to raise funds I ! Idecidedtocallaroundand the players might have done actually buy anything, but if tends to have shorter legs and . . . for charitable organizatims. I see if anyone could provide something wrong, either you go to town you must go a longer trunk than men. If oz a couege pranK. [ r mewithteamphotographs.We intentionally or unintentional- shopping, you have never noticed this, A guy sitting nearby saw BUT seein2 a man I could not locate a team photo- ly, the fault was all mine and I am told that is a hard and look at where the waistlines her, orhim, aswell. Hisreac- dressed as a woman in this l i : graph of one of the teams, but I was the blame for all the trou- fastrule, are of a man and woman of tion was about like mine - situation and in a public place / we did locate a photograph of ble. I would reallylike to meet the same height, mcredulity, was definitely not funny. ] two of the teams. I wanted the the person who created that Additionally, a woman's Not long ago I was asked This guy might have been ] 4 page to be a surprise, and I WOULD like to person, rule. pelvis iswider than a man's, how I come up with source waltino for a sex-chan-e r ; ".1~ 5 .~ because 0f the deadline pres. : ally apologizeto the teamand Y ;,: si ffL0 ttside:' f :2 d Ci ff f /6 h a'fds giving mate forweekiy colunm /operation. If so, at t he sure, I used the photograph explain I was onlyattempthlg 'penny's in Peachtree Mall: blrth, but Se es to give Generally, I find source' could have shaved and not ] and never gave a thought to to do something good. when this woman walked by women that walk most of us material, or sometimes been so obvious contacting the coaches. Really I've learned a valuable lee- and caught my attention- but guys enjoy watching, source material finds me. There were'a number of i], stupid on my part. son however, and will never not for the reason you guys Seeing a man dressed as children wandering around IL As it turns out, there was runanotherphotographunless are thinking. SO THIS WOMAN walks a women walk:by in a mall and some of the older ones a problem with one of the pho- it is taken by a staff member by and catches my attention, was source materialthat I just without their narents tographs and when the news- of the newspaper or approved AS I HAVE previously I immediately sense that could not guore. This guymight have been l paper hit the streets so did by the school system, noted, I enjoy watching peo- something is not correct. trouble. When I found out what had happened I was devastated because this was my fault. In my attempt to do something good for the kids it had turned out really bad. At first I thought someone had complained about the pho- tograph and had to be mistak- en about something in it. So, I visited the principal of the school and learned there was a problem with the photo- graph. I also learned that dis- ciplinary action was being taken. I couldn't believe it! In my attempt to do something good I had ripped the heart right out of a team, and that was not my intent. I immediately called the Superintendent of Schools and the Chairman of the Board of Education and explained. I repeated that photograph was taken by a parent and was her property. It was not taken by our staff and the coach of the team, nor the players, knew the photograph was going to be printed in the newspaper. I understand the school system's stand that it should have never happened in any photograph, but I don't think it would have happened ff the players had known the photo- graph was going to be printed It does go to show howev- er, that even when you are try- ing to do something good the results of your actions can be very bad. I would like to apol- ogize to the coaches, players and parents for my actions and my lack of knowledge on cer- tain issues. If I had that knowl- edge this would have never happened. I will however, become educated on the topic so I can understand more about it and able to recognize the signs. What is really disturbingto me is that I know these young men and they are good kids and I feel really bad about the out- come. The superintendent reminded me that the "road to hell is paved with people who had good intentions" and I guess she is right because this was intended for good. Being a former player and coach I understand how much hard work, dedication and your blood, sweat and tears goes into a season. I know how it feels to be on top of you game and how it feels when the base- ball looks like a pea and you couldn hit it if you wanted to. Today, I feel like I was not on top of my game last week and ff I had been none of this would have happened. pie. I had already begun to I ENJOY LIVING in rural THE H ANSVILLE HERAW is published weekly by Trib Publications; Inc. at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. The Hogansville Herald is published proudly for the citizens of Hogansville and its goal is to produce quality, profitable, community oriented newspa- pers that you, our readers, are proud of. We will reach that goal through hard work, teamwork, loyalty, and a strong dedication toward printing the truth. USPS 642-040. Subscription rates by mail: $25 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $32.50 a year in state; $40 out state. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50 . Foa sta sc (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Trib Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Manchester, GA31816. Along the way, some of us suspect the answer when she America where one does not learn that ff you keep your turned around and my suspi- see this kind of thing every mouth shut and your eyes and cions were confirmed, day. I am thankful for that. somestrangethingsandsm le ears open, you learn a lot She was actually a he! There is an old saying weird people. But seeing a more. There were the physical about different strokes for guy wander around a mall This holds true in the attributesofamalethatIhave different folks, and that is dressed as a woman is really classroom, in the business already noted There was also true. weird. world, in church, social a"fiveo'clockshadow",apro- But I think this man I end this seying farewell groups, civic groups and truding Adam's Apple, and parading around in public to George Lindsey, aka more. more dressed as a woman crosses Goober Pyle, He was a bright This is what I was doing There is no doubt in mya line somewhere- or at least spot of humor in a more imm- when the woman walked by. mind that it was a man it should, cent time. I was keeping my mouth shut dressed as a woman, and he As we strive to not while my eyes and ears were was much too old to be part "offend" people, we have That's my opinion. completely harmless, but a then again he might not have been completely harmless. Over the years I have seen T1 :) In the Hogansville Herald r fl -) News Ik'|ef bVnob QUICK JUSTICE - The top story in the May 1 I, 1972 Hogansv#/e Herak asabout a murder trial. =An all-male jury reduced the charge of murder against a Hogensville man, charged with slaying a Hogansville police offcer to voluntary manslaughter here.Yuasday and sentenced him to two years in pnson. The jury found Elmo H. Hester, 53, guilty of a voluntary manslaugh. tar charge in the Feb. 26 fatal shooting of H.T. Horton." LET'S BUILD IT! - Another front page story was about approval of a major new facility. "The regular meeting of the mayor and city council was held last Monday. E.L Dixon and E.A. Norris were present at the meeting to ask for approval to begin con- struction of a new gym." The proposal passed unmmous . A SUNDAY GONE BAD - An inside stoff detailed anolher crime. "ASunday aflemo shooting here has one man in City County Hospital under intensive care while anoth- er is being held in city jail. Grover Gamble was shot five times by a .22 caliber pistol." FAME IN CARRoLLTON - Another front page story was about a hometown boy who had found fame. "John Ball, executive vice- president of Richard's Lumber Company in Carrollton, has been elected president of the Carrollton Jaycees for the 1972-73 ctub year. He is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jones of Hogansville and made his home with them since an early age." 6 B d O :q ;r q G ;8 g q rn |r ff }t C ) 3 I1