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HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - JULY 8, 1999 - PAGI 1 i:! ii! !ii   iiiiiiiiii' ..... ii:iiiii!iiiiiiiii!i, liii  Democratic Party to Hold Southern Catfish Fund Raiser We Can Help Soloman Ferguson, chairman of the Democratic Party in Meriwether County, has announced that a fund raiser will be held on Saturday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the home of Margaret Park in Luthersville. This is the first fund-raising event to be held by the local party whose job it is to assist in electing Democratic candidates for political office. A limited number of tickers are available from party representatives or by calling Josie Walls, 706-672-4180. Tickets are $10.00 per person or $18.00 per couple and must be purchased in advance. The dinner will include catfish, grits, slaw, hushpuppies, tea, and peach cobbler. Ms. Josie Rosser, of the Zion Hill community, will be heading up the kitchen with assistance from local party members. Since this is an outdoor event, a rain date will be on Tuesday, August 3. don Anderson, political director for the state Democratic Party, was guest speaker during last month's meeting and challenged the group to continue with the planning for a local fund-raiser that had been discussed since the April meeting. Any member of the local group can provide informa- tion and tickets. Westle Plans "Fair of 1850" Westville takes you back to t he old South harvest-time activ- ities during its "Fair of 1850" beginning October 14 and run- ning through November 15. Guests can watch sugar cane being ground into juices for the syrup-making process and view the mule-powered cotton gin believed to be the only opera- tional mule-driven gin of its kind in the United States. Westville's artisans will demonstrate and teach tradi- tional 1850s activities such as pottery making, candle dipping, wood working, soap making, blacksmithing, quilting and sewing, and its talented artists will play traditional instru- ments such as the guitar, fiddle, dulcimer and saw. Westville is located in Lumpkin, approximately 40 miles south of Columbus at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Ga.27. Westville's hours of opera- tion are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $4 for students and $8 for adults, with group dis- counts available. Comprised of more than 25 historical buildings, the living- history museum has grown to become one of the largest sites of its kind in the United States. For more information, call toll free 1-888-SEE-1850. Echols Camp of SVC Meets July 8 Echols Guards Camp 1711, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its regular monthly meeting on July 8th, Thursday; in the Confederate Room at the Manchester Public Library. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. All members are urged to To have your news item included in this calendar, you can reach us by phone at 706-846-3188, by fax at 706-846-2206 or by mail at: Calendar, P. O. Box 426, Hogansville, Georgia 30230 attend. The public is also invit- ed. For more information con- tact Commander Greg Pearson at 846-4335 or Adjutant Terry Rumph at 846-2617 or visit the Echols Guards website at http://www.alltel.net/-cabald- win/to learn more about the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the activities of Echols Guards Camp 1711. FSU Flying High Circus at Gardens The Florida State University "Flying High", Circus will be performing at Callaway Gardens' Robin Lake Beach July 1-August 20. For more information, con- tact Rachel Crumbley at 706- 663-5187. Family Council Meets August The regular meeting of the Georgia Baptist Meriwether Nursing Home Family Council will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 7 p.m. in the down- stairs conference room. The meeting scheduled for July 1 has been canceled due to the July 4 holiday. All family and friends are encouraged to attend. Region 2 Board Meets July 20 The Region 2 Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Board will hold their next meeting Tuesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m..-. "8:30 p.m. at the Newnan-Coweta Association for Retarded Jobless Rate at 28- Year Low for May State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said recent- ly that Georgia's 3.5 percent unemployment rate for May was the lowest for that month in 28 years. The rate was down slightly from a revised 3.6 percent in April and 4.0 percent in May of 1998. "It's encouraging that unem- ployment rates in our state Rent going up, up, up!I! Then call the dream team at Field of Dreams and they'll show you how to purchase your own home. --Call 1-800-207-7138 now! Field of Dreams 800-207-7137 remain very low," said Thurmond, "in fact below the five percent rate that econo- mists call 'full employment'. But while most who want to work are doing so, there are still thousands of Georgians who are not working but are not count- ed among the statistically unem- ployed. "These are people who've become discouraged because they lack the skills necessary to find work or have some other trait that has made them unat- tractive to employers," Thur- mond continued. "But with guidance and training many of them could fill jobs that are unfilled because of the labor shortage. "We profile some of these people and explain how they can become productive workers in our upcoming televised job fair., Job Fair '99, a co-produc- tion of the labor department and Georgia Public Television (GPTV), will air Wednesday, June 23, from 8-11 p.m. on the GPTV network. In May, the state created New Homes ,Remodeling ,Additions ,Renovations Lyons Homes , You pick the floor plans and we'll build to fit your budget. NO MONEY DOWN 19,800 new jobs, with many of those tied to the spring season, such as jobs at amusement parks and recreational centers, restaurants and bars, and stores that sell building materials and home and garden supplies. Nearly two-thirds of the new jobs were created in the 20- county metro Atlanta area, where jobs rose by 12,600 to 2,096,800. Of the state's seven metro areas, only Augusta, which lost 400 temporary retail jobs at the conclusion of the Masters Golf Tournament, failed to show job growth during the month. Jobs in Augusta declined to 199,700. 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