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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVII2_,E HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003 GREAT WORK- Left to right, 2003 TREA Scholarship recipient, Miss JaShaunna Smith, Scholarship Chair David Mills, and Sandra Smith (mother of the recipient). Troup Retired Teachers Present Service Awards The Troup Retired Teachers Association met Thursday, May 22 at the Highland Country Club in LaGrange. President Ralph Johnson called the meeting to order. Prayer was offered by Mike Moncus, followed by the reciting of the Pledge to the American Flag by those in attendance. Alonza Ransom intro- duced Dan Wooten, Director of Troup County Senior Citizens Center who gave a program on Opportunities at the Senior Center. During his presen- tation, Mr. Wooten dis- cussed five key issues which impact the types of activities offered seniors, age 55 plus, at the Center: (1) eating right (nutrition), (2) loneliness, or social aspect (fellowship), (3) physical problems/fitness, (4) financial problems, and (5) maintaining independ- ence. President Joh;son made the following p esen- tations: GREA Leadership Award to Alonza R. Rmsom; GREA Outstanding Educator Award to Mrs. Debbie Burdett, and The GREA Community Service Award to Mrs. Julia Adams. David Mills, Scholarship Chair, intro- duced the 2003 TREA Scholarship recipient, Miss JaShaunna Smith. The daughter of Mrs. Sandra Smith, Miss Smith is an honor graduate in the Class of 2003 of LaGrange High School and plans to attend Albany State University to major in education with a concentration in middle grades. She is a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Hogansville. The scholar- ship amount is $1,000.00. Retired Educators Hold Convention The 45th Annual Convention of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) was held May 6-8 at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel in Augusta. GREA President John Pierce presided over the Convention implementing the theme: "NOW IS THE TIME... TO PLANT... TO BLOSSOM... TO HARVEST." Attending the Convention from Troup Retired Educators Association (TREA) were President Ralph Johnson, Ida Jones, Cheris English, Ruth Moore and George Moore. TREA was named a "Unit of Excellence" also received seven other awards during the annual Presidents/Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening. Namely, PUBLIC RELATIONS, SCRAPBOOK OF EXCEL- LENCE, HISTORY, SCHOL- ARSHIP, NEWSLETTERS, WITH OUR YOUTH, and MEMBERSHIP FOR THE HIGHEST INCREASE IN LADD MEMBERS IN CLASS AA FOR AREA IX. Megan Hookey, NRTA consultant from Washington, D.C., was the keynote speak- er during the luncheon on Wednesday, and entertain- ment was provided by. the Glenn Hill Elementary School Chorus. The Wednesday evening banquet was dedicated to honoring Dr. and Mrs. John (Betty) Hulsey for 13 years of dedicated service to GREA (1989-2002). Dr. Hulsey retired as Executive Director for the Organization in August 2002. The GREA Chorus performed a variety of musical selections during the evening. Participants in the chorus include English and Jones from TREA. Selected local units rep- resenting the 18 geographi- cal areas of GREA set up dis- play tables and shared ideas with convention goers, "Best Practices." TREA members English and Jones were avail- able to discuss "Those Important Newsletters" and "Volunteer Strategies," also displayed their unit scrap- book and the WITH OUR YOUTH project scrapbook. Other convention hap- penings during the three-day event-included .sessions for presentation on 2003-2004 goals, computer use, presen- tations by representatives from the Teacher Retirement System, and State Health Benefit Plan. The ever popular ice cream social and a tour of Augusta were offered. During business sessions various committee reports were heard and approved. A memorial service and instal- lation of officers for 2002- 2004 were conducted. Mrs. May Long of Lawrenceville was installed as GREA President for 2003 2004, Mrs. Zimma C. Jones- Mincy of Reidsville installed as President-elect. Dr. William Gardner of Gainsville is Executive Director for GREA. Gospel Singing Crusade Resumes The Gospel Singing Crusade will have its next singing Saturday, June 7. The singing will be held at our usual place at 1100 West Main St., Manchester. The doors will open at 5:30; the singing will start at 6:00. The food will be catered by the Crusade Volunteers and will consist of BBQ chick- en plates and some yummy desserts to choose from. You may call Mike Bishop at 846-8606 or Rebecca at 655-2754 if you would like to take part in this ministry. We will have donated items for raffle, exciting cake walks, and live gospel music provided by The Seekers of Columbus, Sounds of Grace of LaGrange, and others. Needy people all around us long for love from you and me; when we show an inter- est in them, they are blessed and so are we. Happy Anniversary wish- es go out to the following cou- ples: Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Cieely) Hill on their second on May 16: Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah (Linda) Dean on their 14th on May 20; Mr. and Mrs. Tony (Jennifer) Dunton on their 7th on May 20; Mr. and Mrs. Anderson (Betty) Portress on their 7th on May 20; Mr. and Mrs Willie Frank (Henrietta) Johnson, Jr. on their first on May 25 and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Henry (Gladys) Hines, who are cel- ebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this week. We wish them many, many more ! We're sorry to report that Mr. Walter Scott Harris of St. Marks is a patient at West Georgia Medical Center. We wish him a speedy recovery! Mr. and Mrs. Willie Frank (Henrietta) Johnson, Jr. of Ramstein, Germany are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. henry (Alice) Nails of Grantville. Happy Birthday wishes go out to the following peo- ple: Mrs. Oretha Burston, Ms. Latasha Colton, daughter of Ms. Thelma Colton, Ms. Rosa Mae Cousins, Mrs. Martha Louise Dean, Andre Griggs, Ms. LaTonya Gunnells, Mr. Ricky Harris, Mr. Thomas Harris, Mondre Hussey, Ms. Tania Jones, daughter of Mrs. Helen C. Jones, Mrs. Georgia H. Hines, Mrs. Janie B. Hines, Mr. Joseph Godfrey, Ms. JoAnn Jackson, in memory of Mr. Charlie Matthews, Briana Fountain, great- granddaughter of Mrs. Josephine Rosser, in memo- ry of Mrs. Louisana "Mae" Phillips, in memory of Mrs. Charlie Kate Lakes, Quanesha Dean, Shat6 Cooper, Cwadrae Dean, in memory of Mr. Earl Eugene Pinson, Mr. Keith Portress, Mr. Nathan Portress, Mr. Ralph Rice, in memory of Mr. Rufus Rosser, Jessica Hall, daughter of Ms. Tanisha Tucker, Kernika Ann Janae Sewell, daughter of Mrs. Carmen Wheelous, Shoitres Smith, Anthony Hodo, Jr., a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Jennye LOu) Hardaway, Mrs. Rosa Mae Wilkerson and Ms. Thelma Wisdom. The Community Gospel Male and Female Chorus will celebrate their 28th anniver- sary at the White Plains United Methodist church, St. Marks beginning Saturday evening, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Send Food Boxes to Iraq By PA'n'I PHILLIPS The Hogansville First Baptist Church prayer meeting group, WMU and the Ever Ready Sunday School Class each sent one family food box for Iraq. These three boxes were carried to Royal Baptist Church in Newnan May 13 and mailed to Iraq. Southern Baptist Convention relief work- ers are expecting the Iraqi people to be expe- riencing hunger when aid is allowed countr5 lenged to fill a family food box International Missions Board provided! of needed items and correct sizes. Placed on the outside of each quote of given through Moses; grace and realized through Jesus Christ." identified as "A gift with love from Baptist churches in America." 'Luminary on the Square' Troup County Unit of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will have a "Luminary Ceremony on The Square" Friday, May 30th in LaGrange. Festivities begint pm and the L uds ....... , '  t, /! \\; ] H on Farms .... You Pick 'l =m '!i Peaches, Strawberries, Blackberr' Starting June 2 Call (706) 846-5658 for availability & hours , Located on Hwy 173 between Manchester, Warm Springs & Woodbury FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO HU:'SON FARMS. t Invitation to attend the Graduation Ceremonies of 2003 Morehouse College Meriwether/talbot Upward Program Graduating Class The Morehouse College Meriwether/talbot Counties Upward Graduating Class will hold their ceremonies on Sunday, June 1, 4:00 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Chapel on the Morehouse campus located at 830 Westview Drive, Atlanta, CA. Trans be provided for all 70 students, their parents and additional guest. will be seats available on the chartered busses for additional the community but you must call Mrs. Gladys Coverson at 706-672: or Mrs. Elaihe Mace Lyons at 706-672-0900 or Rev. Harris at 1151 to reserve seating on or before Thursday, may 29th, 2003. The ing will be based on first come, first serve. If you plan to use transportation please call either one of these persons so we can caterers and accurate amount for the food. We ask as many clergy, politicians, educators, city and county ees and organizations from both of these communities to join us historical event. Seventy (70) students will participate in the event. 45 of these students will have attained a grad point average of above. The grant was written in 1998 by the Program Director, Dr. J. Byrd through tear stained eyes as she buried her mother who intensive care throughout the time frame to submit the proposal. Dr. refers to the grant as "God's Grant" because she says she remember the words written in the proposal that has successfully pared these students to enter colleges and universities. The staff that several of them will return to these counties and give back to! communities. "IT WORKS! The calls are coming T00heconRrOO00oeVtelt in, keep running my ad." Janet Lawand CE0 Roosevelt Place Your Parents ? The everyday routine has become too much for them but a nursing home isn't what they need. With your busy schedule, you can't help as much as you'd like. For their com- fort and safety, Roosevelt Place is the answer. They provide cooking, cleaning, and a social life full of activities. Call today for a tour of the living suites offering the ulti mate in comfort and convenience. 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