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H()(;a.xsvmi~ HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2004 P.Z:::~ )-B " fo Li r I Mike' e that poinU_ le s invol :~,,off ;~otorcycle Club's Fundraiser This Saturday Will Help Stricken Firefighter the juve~ oximityto~0n Saturdav July 10 the Red Tracy lenge. Georgia'Chapter 6 and the County Fire Department will ~he stolen vJ to Turne ltlSor 'Tilde for Lil Mike" a bene- firefighter/EMT Mike ators apprl .~rs, who was severelv injured he confess~ riminal a~ amOtorcycle accident June 6. included ~ ~artrl s to an isoill_.: ~n~ Y may remember that it waStwo that Mike dirt roaa] ~..7ver years ago :)rtion of~s was recognized by the len Linc~u of Commissioners for bray- from.9~r'perfrrned_Jne~ in the line of duty. en ~fidge R0~ rJe mad fellow firefighter Joel . location-,k and also of five :les, a roperty at Cross rescued Clark of Leisure Cove from his burning home and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived to transport him to the hospital. Mike said that in his entire career he had not until ~hat day "played such a cruciM role in sav- ing someone". His valiant resuscitation efforts were critical in ~ving Clark's life. Mike was a true hero that day, but now he faces his toughest chal- Both he and his wife Christy were injured when the motorcycle they were riding was struck by a car and now they are both unable to work due to the severity of their injuries. Christie suffered a fractured wrist, but Mike's injuries are dra- matically worse. He sustained a fractured pelvis and hip dislocation and although he has recently been released from the hospital he is still unable to walk naged at the s are at least juvenile~ ~he case. ed a Daniel q ;rift tO our "" / l / '~ X, Traylor J, '..; / / , / I, i ~DY, SPIT! - Contestants in the Hogansville Independence Day watermelon spitting contest are shown all li~ed r, ready to spit. Wanda Lowe, center in white shirt, was the winner and has vowed to defend her crown next year. [eriwetheq n ..... i / EPING What th ~ 4th .......... ' be with- Watermel- Here, and rdan ing cut- water- that shared the cer- Students Diplomas LaGrange The following area stu- received diplomas at College's 173rd Danielle Cofleld, bachelor of early childhood edu- cum laude; Brandy bachelor of arts ~; and Renee Pierce, of science in nurs- A four-year liberal arts college affiliat- With the United Methodist ge College is in the top tier and as values" among wehensive by U.S. News & Dance for Friday The Moonlight Ballroom Club of I.,aGrange and County Recreation will hold a casu- on ,9, from 8-11 p.m. the Troup County Center, 1220 Parkway in Visitor couples are wel- for $15. Enjoy rock-n shag, foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha-cha, slow dancing and For information on the ballroom dance les- call (706) 884-5857 or ~ 637-9295. GOOD SHEPHERD "FHERAI~EUTIC CENTER. INC. Good Shepherd Therapeuti Center 1st Annual Summer Friday, July 9 - Saturday, July 10 9:00 a.m..3:00 p.m. Come and check out the Bargains Used Tack, Farm equipment and supplies, Household and office items, fumiture, and other goodies. Great prices, EVERYTHING must go! Good Shepherd Therapeutic Center Phillips Road (offDurand Hwy-Hwy 190) Warm Springs At The Bar Rest Ranch Follow the Signs! 706-666-2354 and will require a prolonged reha- bilitation period. In addition, they have two young children to care for and as you can imagine this has created a very dif- ficult situation for this family A fund has been established at Flag Bank and anyone wishing to make a donation may send it to: The Mike Williams Accident Fund c/o Flag Bank 101 North Greenwood St. LaGrange, Georgia 30240 The fundraising event "Ride for Lil Mike" scheduled for Saturday, July 10, will begin at 9 a.m. at Pyne Road Park and will include a soft- ball tournament, prize drawings, carnival games for kids and a Bike Ride, which will begin at 10 a.m. Please call the Red Knights Motor Cycle Club for more infer- marion on the Bike Ride at 884- 1984. This is an opportunity for the entire Troup County Community to come together and show their sup- port for Mike and his family. HARWELL, BROWN & HARWELL, P.C. 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