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time and part time job (8:7,14p)700- AIDES agency seeks exp. health aides for gareas. Irlucd,,er information call 770- (8:7,14,21c)700-1 WANTED - Load cus- materials to Class B dd- license. 706-846-8019. WANTED - The City applications for a The position involves payments from cus- for utilities, occupational end night deposit box. a cash drawer daily deposits for bank. Must have good communication skills. At least two years expen- ence in similar position required. Applications can be picked up at Manchester City Hall, 122 2nd Street, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Position will remain open until filled. The city of Manchester is an equal oppor- tunity employer. (8:7,14c)700-1 PIANIST/ORGANIST- Wanted: an experienced pianist and/or organist for Sunday services and occasional special services or functions for the First Presbyterian Church of Manchester/Warm Springs.Must be dependable, reliable and punctual. Please call 706-674-2290 between -the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. or send resume to P.O. Box 175, Woodland, GA 31836. (3:6- TFNc) 700-2 EDIT HOTLINE ASK FOIl rm ln  Your Cv'edit Due TO 7 DM:rceL Bad Cd# Repo's Leir & Judgmmts 1327 LaFayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 706-882-2990 Wa Upma De PRESSROOM ASSISTANT - Star-Mercury Publishing Company has an opening in the pressroom for a mechanically inclined individual who can work well with others in the produc- tion and distribution of newspa- pers. This will be a part-time posi- tion working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Duties are various dealing with the printing, inserting, labeling and possible distribution of our weekly newspapers. Apply at Star-Mercury Publishing Compa_ny, 3051 Roosevelt Hwy. (Warm Springs Highway), Manchester Monday through Fdday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (4:24TFN)700-2 HEALTH SERVICE TECHNI- CIAN- The Talbot County Health Department is taking applica- tions for a part-time health serv- ice technician. High school diplo- ma or GED is required. Duties are to include taking vital signs & basic lab work. Certified Nursing Assistant experience desired, but will train the dght person. Computer knowledge is helpful. This position consists of 80 hours a month at $6.50 per hour with flexible work hours. All applications should be submit- ted to  Talbot County Health Department, P.O. Box 247, Talbotton, GA 31827. Contact person: Tammy Duncan, BSN Public Health Nurse (706) 665- 8561. (8:7,14c)700-2 HARRIS COUNTY EXTEN- SION 4-H PROGRAM ASSIS- TAN]" - Opening for a 32 hour 4-H County Program Assistant. Applicant must be able to travel within the county and to 4-H Club events within the state. Must be a high school graduate or equiv- alent, 4-H Club experience pre- ferred. Compeve salary, trav- el and other benefits. Applications available at the Hams County Extension office located at 121 N. College Street R&D Homes the customer. Specializing in land and home loans. We 11 get approvals, financing, and set closing dates. All done quickly and easily for the customer. 706-648-1193 1699 Bville Hwy. Thomaston Georgia Resklclml  Lk.-ccc Is this a site built home or a mobile home? r'. NEITHER, it's todays Manufactured Home. Same or better quality than site built. More affordable & more available options. Complete Land & Home Packages include every thing to make this a turn-key complete home. Same rates and mortgage terms as site built: 0%, 3%, 5% down.. Before you buy any new home you need to see today's Manufactured Home. More Home - Less Money - That's Buddy's Buddy's Homes 1512 Hwy 19 N, q00omaston 706-648-2766 1-888-408-5449 Georgia Residental Mortgage Licensee in Hamilton. Applications must be completed by 5:00 p.m. August 21,2002. Questions, call (706) 628-4824. (8:7,14c)700-2 LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE corporate rat race? Be self- employed! Six-figure potential. Free 14 page book. KBOHomebusiness.com 888- 737-7330. (7:24,31; 8:7c)700-3 EARN INCOME FROM HONE - Your own business. Mail- order/Intemet. Full training and support Free booklet. www. MoreDailyBread.com or 888-237-7979. (7:24, 31 ; 8:7,16c)700-3 LANIER AUTO & SALVAGE - New and used parts. We buy aluminum cans, copper and brass. We'll haul your junk. (706) 655-2174. (2:21-TFNc)800 HOME REMODEUNG - Call Jerry Tumlin at 706-663-8041. ( 11:24-TFNc)800 CURTIS PAINTING AND GEN- ERAL CONTRACTING Interior, exterior painting, hard- wood floor refinishing, pressure washing, deck care. Minor home repairs. 706-655-9051; beeper 1-800-827-6858, pin number 9885. (1:26-TFNc)800 EVERGREEN LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE - Sod, seed and tree shrub installation, mow- ing, trimming, leaves, etc. I_Jcensed and insured. Free esti- mates. Call Mark Hood, 706- 663-4757; cell: 415-0775. (3:I- TFNc)800 QUALITY PLUMBING - Qualy at an affordable price. Residential, commemial and repairs. Call 706-655-3427. (11:8-TFNc)800 SIMON FISHER'S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING - All types of lawn cam, landscaping, laying sod, tractor work, bush- hogging and sprinkler systems. Ph: t-7.'r .!-.706-- 647-0008. Dependable sewice at reasonable rates. (11:21- TFNc)800 CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING - DuBose Carpet Cleaning. Call 846-9136 for free estimate. (2:13-TFNc)800 DUKES' LANDSCAPING - Specializing in low maintenance designs, perennials, shrubs, trees and less grass to upkeep. 25 years experience. Quality guaranteed. 553-5533. (7-17- TFN nc)800 YARD SERVICES & MAINTE- NANCE - General lawn care and maintenance. Call Alien at 706- 846-5399 or 706-846-5202. (4:17-TFNp)8(X) NEED TRACTOR WORK? We cut hay ar bale, bushhog, plow and box blade. Also sub-soiling, fence work and driveways. Front-end loader. Call David Scott (706) 628-5278. (4:24- TFNc)e00 MOBILE HOME REPNR- Lawn service, lawn mower repair, reflooring, roof repair, pressure washing, plumbing, electrical and leveling. Call Handy Man at 706-846-8,323. (6:5-TFNc)800 DOZIER, TRACKHOE & GRADING WORK - Pond and lake bulding and repair. Bush hogging, bark, 6 yd. delivered $250.00. Jeff 706-596-9773. (7:31; 8:7,14,21p)800 u 900 lU FOUND - Male yeUow Lab found Sat., Aug. 3rd at the Amoco Station at tha ir.emection of Hwy. 18 and 185. Phone 628.0007 or 628.-4000. (8:7c)900 LOST. DOG - White, Great Pyrenese fast in Pine Mountain vicinity. Answers to "Katie'. Call 706-663-2973. (8:7p)900 LOST DOG - REWN:ID. 8.year. old female black Docker span, owned since she  a puppy. Please return. Our 7-year-aid son misses his playmate. Lost in Manchester area near Goody Products. Reward offered. Please call (706) 846-9804. (8:7c)900 INVESTMENT CLUB - Seeking several people in the Hams County area to form a small stock investment club. Call B. Owe,s, Ellerstie, GA, 568-7433. (1:16- TFNc) 1000 SCRAPBOOK SUPERSTORE - Coming to a location near you. 706-837-0508 (7:24-TFN nc) 1000 :d, t cO I 37-CENT NATIONAL TOUR - The front of the envelope (top photo) clearly indi- cates this letter only needs to go from a Manchester home to a post office box in Manchester. But a closeup look at the back (bottom photo) shows the most direct route was apparently through Mills, Wyoming and Springfield, Kentucky. Size Counts Even At the Post Office By MIKE HALE Life brings on all kinds of situations and I've had my share but a new wrinkle showed itself last week and I've decided to pass it along to our readers, not only for the entertainment value, but also for the information it provides. Last Wednesday night when I got home from work my wife had placed our monthly city utility bill on my desk. I generally index monthly bills by their due date and pay them accord- ingly (assuming there is enough in the bank to do that). This particular bill alarmed me because I had not been credited with the prior month's payment and cutoff of services was being threat- cried. I looked through my checkbook and quickly found that my check to the city had been written on the 12th of July. I generally write the checks and deposit them in the post office with my daffy visit each morning so I assumed that's what had hap- pened here. In order to dou- ble check, however, I went to my bank early Thursday morning to see if by chance the check had cleared my account but not been credit- ed. No such luck, a bank employee told me. The check had not reached the bank by August 1. My next move was to go to City Hall, apologize for my tardiness and get the account caught up but did I ever get surprised. As I handed my new bill to the clerk I told her that I had sent a check last month. She said, "Yes, we know. You mailed it on the 12th of July." As I stood there pondering just why I had not gotten credit for my pay- ment, she continued, "We just got it todayF' Irritated over the fact that I was being charged a late fee when I had done what was correct, I asked to see the envelope and proceeded to the post office. I went look- ing for an official explana- tion for their tardiness in get- ting an envelope from what I figured was approximately 25 feet, the distance from the "Manchester Only" slot to P.O. Box 366. As I awaited the individ- ual I was to speak to, I gave further examination to the envelope I had mailed. I tur.ed it over and was sur- prised that the postage had also been cancelled in Springfield, KY, on July 15, 2002 and again in Mills, WY on July 26, 2002. I was soon being intro- duced to Gaff Smith, the new officer-in-charge at our local postal facility. She cheerful- ly invite.d me into her office and asked how she exadd help me. I explained to Ms. Smith my dilemma and questioned how the U.S. Post Office thought they could make any money sendinga letter across the country when its destina- tion was only three and a half blocks away. She took my envelope and said she could easily explain the problem. "The problem is your enve- 19pA.. '' She acknowledged the fact: that the post office sold the envelopes b.ut explained that the size of the envelope ,as the reason for my delayed delivery. "When this mail goes to Columbus and is processed and cancelled," she said, "the small envelopes get mixed with the big envelop es. They are supposed to be handled where the lead edges are all even and as the machine moves each piece through they are cancelled and sort- ed." She =ontinued, sying that when a piece of srnaller mail does not get jo;ged evenly then it gets "pig'gy- backed" with a larger en ve- lope and goes wherever timt piece is addressed. In ny case the envelope must have gone through the machine with a piece going t() Springfield, KY. I questioned why our local mail would go to Columbus. It seemed to me that a clerk could, periodically through the day, take those items dropped in "Manchester Only" and deal with them, giving faster service there and minimizing work at the Columbus location--not to mention all the handling of what should be a small vol- ume of mail. This would also be the same volume coming back-whenever it gets back, I pointed out. Why couldn't my piece simply have been put in Box 366 as it was addressed. Ms. Smith countered that the mail is separated into "sections" as the P.O. Boxes are divided for their sorta- tion of delivery. In my sug- gested handling she said, "One piece will be addressed to Box 1 and the next will go to box 300. That would just be impossible." When I questioned why my envelope went from Springfield, KY to Mills, WY she said the same situation must have occurred in Springfield. I didn't bother to ask why it took 11 days to get to Mills. As we discussed the postal service and their prob- lems, Ms. Smith told me, "The Postal Service is the best FREE service there is." I quickly questioned the "free" connotation, noting that I paid 37 cents for everything I mailed and knew that every- thing I received by way of the mailman had some amount of postage paid. She justified her comment by saying that if you live in the country you can simply put up a mailbox and the mail is delivered to you at no charge. I didn't bother to point out that the box was an expen- sive item in itself and even when you bought and paid for it, it comes with a notice that it is the property of the U.S. Postal Service. I am going to improve my mail delivery with this les- son. I can save the cost of a stamp and an envelope by simply g the payment to City Hall myself. Then I can be assured that it will be there in a timely fashion. Come to think of it, there may be other bills I can hand deliver. Then, too, there is the Internet...