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THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-040 .% 6n ubliralion Millard B. Gdmes, President MIKE HALE PUBLISHEaADVERTISING DtRVXR Jo KUYKENDALL A,OCIATE Pu B1JStt ER/EI )I'I))R BRYAN GEaa ASSOCIATE EDFrOR JAYNE GOLDSTON BusrNSS MANAGER Phone (706) 846-3188 Pax (706) 846-2206 E O. Box 426 Hogansville, Georgia 30230 Mistakes Part Of Learning It seems appropriate to place an emphasis on the fami- ly in our churches (Southern Baptist) in the interval between Grandparents' Day (the first Sunday in May) and Father's Day (the third Sunday in June). And in light of recent years when there has been so much focus on fractured families, the need to focus on measures that will strengthen families is even more needed. Let me share an article with you that I found both amusing and helpful. I hope you find it the same. The article is in response to a question written, by a mother to Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family and taken from his monthly magazine June, 2000, page 5. The mother wrote, "My chil- dren love to do things for them- selves, but they make such messes that it's easier for me to do things for them. I just don't replied. "I learned by watching you. I put the tea leaves in the pan, and then I put in the water, and I boiled it, and then I strained it into a cup. But I couldn't find a strainer, so I used the fly swatter instead." "You what?" the mother screamed. And the little girl said,"Oh, don't worry, Mom, I didn't use the new fly swatter. I used the old one." Well, when kids try their hardest and they get it all wrong in spite of themselves, what's a parent to do? What mothers and fathers often do is prevent their chil- have the patience to see them dren from carrying any respon- fumble with stuff. Do you think sibility that could result in a I'm wro, pg stp in .and.do, tg, f0 ,hr?  ............ 'mess. or a mistake. It's just easier to do every- Dr. Dobson replied, "I think you are wrong, even though I understand how you feel. I heard a story about a mother who was sick in bed with the flu. Her darling daughter want- ed so much to be a good nurse. She fluffed the pillows and brought a magazine to read. And then she even showed up with a surprise cup of tea. "Why, you're such a sweet- heart," the mother said as she drank the tea. "I didn't know you even knew how to make tea." "Oh, yes," the little girl thing for them than to clean up afterward. But I urge parents not to fall into that trap. Your child needs her mis- takes. That's how she learns. So go along with the game every now and then--even if the tea you drink tastes a little strange." "Behold, children are a her- itage from the Lord,..." (Psalm 127:3a). Let them learn how to accept responsibility as they are growing. Above all, teach them, not just how to provide for themselves, but how to live for their Lord. Tin,: HOt;ANSVn2 HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company, a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester. Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040'. Subscription rates by mail: $16 in Troup, Lfeard or Meriwether Counties; $20 a year elsewhere. Prices include "all sales taxes. Second class postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230. FOR suascmFnts caU (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Star Mercury Publications, E O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. PtXTMASnXR: Send address changes to E O. Box 426, Hogansville, GA 30230. STAFF Publisher and Advertising Director .................................................................... Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor ................................................................. John Kuykendail Associate Editor .................................................................................................. Bryan Geter Business Manager ........................................................................................ Jayne Goldston Staff Writers ......................... Deborah Smith, Caroline Yeager, Lee Howell, Billy Bryant Assistant Advertising Manager ................................................................... ....Laurie Lewis Advertising Sales .............................................................................................. Linda Lester Photography .............................................................................................. Michael C, Saider Composing ..................................................... Valinda Ivery, Deborah Smith, Latwen King Legals ................................................................ . ............................................... Valinda lvery Re'eptioaist and Classifieds .............................................................................. Cleta Young Production Manager ......................................................................................... Roland Foiles Pressroom ................................................................. David Boggs and Wayne Gmchowski ComolUTE OFlncee.s President .................................................................................................... Millard B. Grimes Vice President ........................................................................................ Charlotte S. Grimes Secretory ................................................................................................ Laura Grimes Cofer Treasurer .............................................................................................. Kathy Grimes Garreu Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary .................................... .. ............. James S.  ..... OPINION PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - JUNE 1, 2000 Five Steps To Stop Smoking Since I wrote of my success- ful effort in quitting smoking, I have had many letters and calls. They fit into two categories: One group said, "You lying sleazebag. You didn't quit smok- ing." The other group wanted to know, "How on earth did a week individual such as yourself find the self-control to quit smoking?" I WILL ADDRESS the first group by saying, "Yes, I did quit smoking. I still want a cigarette, I dream about cigarettes, and if anybody comes out with a ciga- rette that won't kill me, I'll start smoking them again." I WANT TO ANSWER the sec- ond group by replying, "Even the weakest individuals, such as me, can quit smoking, too, if they fol- low my step-by step stop-smok- ing plan, which is absolutely free and doesn't involve chewing gum or taking any shots of medicine or getting hypnotized." ::. Here is how to quit smoking, my way: STEP 1: Get aboard some type of public conveyance that doesn't allow smoking and light up a cig- arette. When nonsmokers begin to harass you, ignore them and keep on smoking. Nonsmokers are violent, revenge-bent people. At some point, one of these people will come over to you, take your cigarette out of your mouth, crush it on the floor, and hit you somewhere in the region of your head. Also realize it won't be that much longer until nonsmokers will begin shooting smokers in the streets. Now, you're on the way to being smoke free. STEP 2: Soon the stitches are out and your bruises are healed, but you're getting the urge to 'Aiso reaiize it won't be that much longer until nonsmokers will begin shooting smokers m the streets." smoke again. Buy a pack of cigarettes, take one out of the pack, and light it. Now, instead of putting the unlit end in your mouth, do it the other way. It will take those your tongue weeks to during that a cigarette. STEP 3: The next time: the urge to smoke, go buy make Larks anymore, can't find a pack, try piece of shag carpet about the same thing. STEP 4: Invite General Koop over After eating, light up and explain you've been having how you think condoms waste of time. The General will begin you and breaking up ture. This man is cigarettes and condoms. STEP $: Recall Wayne smoked; and couldn't. Press Enjoyed Merimether Vis" (Another in a series) Even those who may not :have wanted President Roosevelt to succeed politically felt a social restraint on reporting his physi- cal condition. Walter Trohan of the Chicago Tribune was no New Dealer, but he has written that "those were quite simple days when the press was closer to the President than ever before or since." IT WAS AN affectionate closeness, and it was especially true at Warm Springs. The num- ber of "regulars" who made trips to Georgia with the President was quite small compared to later years. Perhaps a dozen or fewer would go south with him. (A gen- eration later, a traveling press corps of more than 200 members was not unusual.) President, staff and press saw a lot of each other during the Georgia retreats. The press gave regular parties, with skits and songs. Trohan recalled one in which Roosevelt stayed till 3 a.m., "Drinking old fashioneds, which, as you know, is a polite way of tak- ing straight whiskey. At that hour, J. Russell Young of the Washington Star... had to tell him there were times when newspapermen knew more than Presidents and that moment was one, because it was time for the President to go home whether or not he waned to." AT ANOTHER such Warm Springs gathering, Roosevelt, apparently relaxed with several old-fashioneds or his favorite mar- tinis, began spinning out the details of how A1 Smith got him to run for governor in 1928. A frantic Marvin McIntyre began waving at him from behind the reporters' backs, afraid he would reveal more than he should. He didn't go too far. Probably if he had, his audience would have regarded it as off the record. At Warm Springs more than anywhere else, the profes- sional tension between President and press was eased. Felix Belair of the New York Times recalls a golf match there involving himself and George Durno of the International News Service. Belair was a fine golfer -- about a four or five handicap. Durno, a favorite of Roosevelt's, was a duffer. One afternoon, Roosevelt proposed to Beiair that he play Durno. Belair offered to spot Durno a stroke a hole. No, said the President, instead Belair must throw the ball every other stroke rather than hitting it with a club. The next day, the matchbegan, with Roosevelt keeping score. Belair learned quickly that throw- It was the one sport Roosevelt excelled at before polio struck. hag a golf ball for distance was hard on the arm, so he would just toss the ball a few feet under- handed on his alternate shots. Roosevelt imposed another handicap. When in a trap, he told Belair, you must throw or hit the ball while lying flat on your back. Roosevelt and a few other cor- respondents followed the pair around the nine-hole course till the match ended with Belair win- ning. Roosevelt laughed and joked all the way. If ever Roosevelt were guilty of false gaiety at Warm Springs, it may have been in moments like this one. The one sport he excelled at before polio struck was golf. He of the best players Poughkeepsie course. ROOSEVELT WAS teaser of journalists. Smith of the riding a rented horse da him down in his Smith let the President pass. bowed his thanks, that must have been block away... Hailed 'Heigh-o, Silver!"' 1945. "As far as Smith wrote, "those words") .......... (Next weeti More games at Warm Springs.) 'THE SQUIRE OF 'THE OF WARM SPRINGS TLE WHITE HOUSE. TAINS ALL OF THE REPRINTED IN THIS PROCEEDS FROM TI 1 SALE ALL GO TO SEVELT CENTER. It's God, Not Guns, We All Last week in Florida, a teacher was shot and killed by a student on the last day of school. While scanning the Internet, I found the following article and thought it would be of interest. "ON MAY 27, 1999, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special ses- sion of Congress was painfully truthful. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociolo- gist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spo- ken by Darrell Scott are power- ful, penetrating, and deeply per- sonal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript: 'Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kind- ness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers. 'The first recorded act of vio- lence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the rea- son for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart. In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be point- ed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own agun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA because they don't need to be defended. It I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent. 'I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy--it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. This was written way before I knew I would be speaking here today: Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You've stripped away our her- itage, You've outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our class- rooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers every- where, And ask the question "Why?" You regulate restrictive laws Through Legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need! 'Men and women are three- part beings. We all consist of body, soul, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual influences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has hap- pened to us as a nation? 'We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that con- tribute to erode away our per- sonal and private liberties. We do not need more restric- tive laws. Erie and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of mas- sacre. The real villain lies within our own ing and restrictive not the answers. The pie of our nation hold There is a spiritual taking place that will squelched! We do religion. We do not gaudy television spewing out verbal garbage. We do not million dollar church butt while people needs are bein need ble nation was ciple of simple 'As my son that table in the and saw his I before his very hesitate to pray in any law or politician that right! I challenge every son in America, and to realize that oO 1999 prayer was brou schools. Do not let be in vain. Dare to regard for legislatiola lates municate with Him. 'To those of you point your finger at give to you a sincere Dare to examine your before casting the daughter's death will vain! The young country will not pen.'"