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Opinions & Ideas PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - AUG. 14, 2003 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620.04O MW, E HALE PUBLISHER/ADVERTISING DmF_L'TOR JOHN KUYKENDALL "Ass(KIATE I:U B 1J S 11F.hR/E DITOR A ($rinum ublkation MIIIm'd B. Grime PmMdgmt CLINT CLAYBROOK ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROB RiCnARDN ASSISTANT EDITOR JAYNE GOLDgN BUSn,:ESS__.__MANAGER I Phone (706) 846-3188 Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Hogansville, Georgia 30230 [ I Saying Goodbye Is Extremely Hard This past Friday was a dif- ficult day here at Star- Mercury Publications. We all had to say goodbye to a co- worker and friend. Publisher Mike Hale visited this office for the last time as one of our staff. It was a difficult day for us all. The last thing I said to Mike was that I was going to be out of the office before he made his departure. I never said goodbye, only that it was good working with him and I wishhim success in his new venture in life. I'm simply not good at saying goodbye. He understood and told me not to worry about it. Mike had been employed here at the same newspaper for 33 years. He has help to mold all five of our publica- tions into what they are today. He was good at his job and*he knew the intricate details of a newspaper. MANY PEOPLE do not realize what it take to manage a newspaper. There are so many things that have to be dealt with on a day-to-day AS MY MENTOR, Mike was always there. I could call upon him anytime for advice, for help or whatever the need might be. By the same token, I always tried to return the favor. I won't say working with Mike was always easy, but I will say you always knew exactly Where you stood with him. You didn't have to worry about that, he would tell you what he thought and never think twice about it. Mike always a calm and settling presence. In the midst of a crisis, he was always that steady rock. I don't know how many times over the years when things were not going well he's told me, "Don't worry. It'll get better. Just ] rohe N!,ghtomiforHoad It All- I collection "It Wasn't Easy, graduation," he said to ' But I Sure Had Fun Mother. I "How did you know it was I tonigh.t?" I asked him. I "A man should know what night his son is graduating from high school," he answered. After I entered high school, I didn't visit Daddy nearly as often as I had when I was younger. There is a cer- tain independence that comes with the high school years. I had a girlfriend, my mother's car most times I asked for it, and I had ball games. The need for Daddy had dimin- ished somewhat, as it does for most who enter the teen years and change from a parent- dominated life to a life influ- enced mostly by peers. I graduated high school in June 1964. Each student received two seats for the graduation ceremony. Daddy appeared totally unan- nounced in Moreland at our house the afternoon before graduation night. He hadn't been in Moreland since a few days after his return from Korea 12 years earlier. I was shocked to see him. Mother was totally flustered. It had been years since they'd seen each other. He was as charming as ever. He was dressed immac- ulately with the bow tie. Always, the bow tie. THE IMMEDIATE prob- lem was obvious to me, if not to my mother. There were only the two seats. One for my mother. The other for my step-father, H.B. I was astounded at what I was thinking. I was think- ing that Daddy hadn't both- ered to show up for anything else in my life, and now here he was at my graduation, and he seemed to feel he could just tag along with the three of us. Suddenly, for the first time in my life, I understood the position H.B. had been in ever since he married my mother. He always came in second to me in almost every situation that called for Mother's attention of affec- tion. He obviously had been completely out of the running in any and every situation that involved Daddy and me. But he had endured it all, and a lesser man might not have. And here on this night of all nights he would be sent to the back of the bus again. I could picture Daddy at the graduation, taking all the glory for his mahvelous son. I feared there would be a fight. Daddy and H.B. had never met each other. What if it angered H.B. that Daddy was coming to our house? What if he insisted Daddy not go to the graduation? Mother spoke first. She said, "Lewis, I don't know if it was a good idea for you to come here." He looked surprised at that statement. Then she went for the jugular. ' "You've disappointed this child so many times. You've not been there when he need- ed you, or expected you. But tonight, you're here. I don't know if you deserve to see him graduate or not." It stung him. "I didn't want to trouble," he said. "I ed to see my son high school." Mother had a so did he. Bu' the problem of how would see all this. : "Do Christine?" I was; yes. I was also would say no. I there. I couldn't But I didn't want didn't want feelings could go and school alone if it came Mother hesitated  answering him. bring herself to tell "leave. "H.B. will be few minutes see what he says." (To be week.) BY SPECIAL WITH HIS ED COLUMNS BY THE GRIZZARD, MOD ST WIDELY READ WRITER OF HIS TIME. PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX ATLANTA, GA 31118-1266 Bool WIDE. It's True: God Is Good All the way. Homecoming 2003 promises to be one of the greatest ever, if not the great- est ever. We want to give God praise for all the benefits he has bestowed upon us, espe- cially those experienced in recent days. You may be won- dering what in the world I am talking about. I am referring There is a song that says that God is good, God is good all the time. The song is not only a catchy little song, but the song conveys the truth of the Word of God to our hearts. The Bible says in Psalms 73:1, "Truly God is good..." There is not a day that goes by in which we do not experience basis. I'm not going to paint a tough it out." the goodness of. God in our to.the fact that God has sup- ad  i o YQg'Ve .all see the com .. live. We have mr to breath, plied our needs so abundant- "It's jffstfliSthi'fi'er_dTaboutchaelJo W .lothes to::,(Iy,:that He emibletl us to pay sometzmes be Very demand-"that says, wanna be like wear, freedom to enjoy, and our building off last month. ing, time consuming and yes, Mike." Well around Trib the list goes on. Without a This Sundaywe want toinvite all the family and friends of our church to help us cele- brate this time in the life of Antioch. Along with all our family and friends, we have invited several others to be with us as well. During the morning service we will enjoy the great singing of Brenda Robinson and New Desire. Also helping us withspecial music will be soloist Jane Keel from Stone Mountain. Publications, everyone want- ed to be like Mike. These newspapers will never be the same with his departure. He really loved his work, and these newspapers and he knew exactly what they meant to the community. doubt we can rightly declare that God is good. We at the Antioch Baptist Church want to declare the goodness of God to our church. This Sunday, August 17, 2003, we will be celebrat- ing Homecoming 2003. This is a day that has not only been set aside to remember the founding of our church in May 1941, but it is also a day that has been set aside to honor our Lord in a special ONE THING I know about Mike, was that he tried to be fair to his employees, ou readers and to himself. There were many times I would lose confidence in myself or felt that others had lost confiderice in me, but Mike was always there to remind me that I could accom- plish the task set before me. I couldn't begin to count the times that I drew my strength from Mike to keep going and not give up. If he taught me one thing it is that as a newspaper we have an obligation to .our community and our readers. We have a difficult task ahead of us here at Star-Mercury Publications to continue the efforts that Mike started to make our newspapers the best that they can be. I only hope that we can ful- fill that task. Mike, you will be missed, especially by me, and I hope that you will be happy in your new endeavors. Thanks for the lessons, not only in newspapers, but in life. draining. It takes a special per- son to work at a newspaper and one even more special to work at one for many years like Mike did. Mike was my mentor and had been since I began my newspaper career in July of 1977. My first day on the job, he travelled to Columbus with me. I was to sell advertising there and Mike took me out to train me. I quickly learned that Mike knew a great deal about advertising. It was later that I learned he knew a great deal about the newspaper business. Mike and I have shared many memories over the years. I've worked with Mike for many years of my news- paper career. The only time that we were not working together was when I was pro- moted to general manager and was sent off to try and make a go of it at other newspapers owned by Trib Publications. The only other time we were not together was six years that I spent as general manager and managing editor of The ValleyTimes News. Soone .can imagine the great memories we shared, the battle scars we've shared, but above all - the work relationship we've shared. I won't say it was always easy, but it was a lot of fun and always exciting. THE HOGANSVILLE 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. Subdption rates by mail: $20 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $24 a year elsewhere. Prices include all roles taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville. Georgia 30230.Single copy 50. FoR suZ-'mPrloNs call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Star Mercury Publications. P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Hogansville, GA 30230. SrSFF Publisher 'and Advertising Director ............................................................... Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor .......................................................... John Kuykendall Associate Editor .............................................................. : .................... Clim Claybrook Business Manager ................................................................................. Jayne Goldston Assistant Editor ..................................................................................... Rob Richardson Staff Writea's ............. r ............................................................ Bryan Geter, Billy Bryant Assistant Advertising Manager. ................................................................. Laurie Lewis Composing ............................................................ Dewayne Flowers, Robert Weems Legals: ..................................................................................................... Jayne Goldston Circulation Manager .................................... : .......................... Barbara Arlene Steerman Press Manager ................................................................................. Wayne Grochowski Pressroom Assistants ..................... Larry Colleges, Zaddie Dixon,Damell McCauley Mailmom Distribution ............................................................................... David Boggs CORPORATE OFFICERS Presiden! ............................................................................................. Millard B. Gdmes Vice President .................................................................................. Charlotte S. Grimes Executive Vice President 'and Secretary ........................................ Lmm Grimes Corer Treasurer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Gnmes Garreu Legal Counsel and Assistan! Secretary .............................................. James S. Grimes These special guests will also be with us during a special time Revival services from Sunday night Thursday night, weeknight services ning at 7:00. Tuesday we have designated as ly night. On Tuesday preaching along Terry, will be Bro. Trivette will be a night any God would not want to immediately following morning worship service, there will be a ceremonml burning of the building note. Please come enjoy this great day of praise and help us, honor our God for his good- ness to us. The morning service is not all there is to it. Beginning Sunday night (August 17) at 6:00, we will begin our annu- al homecoming revival with Bro. Terry Trivetti from Chattanooga, Tennessee. cial invitation to our Homecoming Week tion. This year we adopt as our theme of Good All The Time. help us honor our the goodness He has his people. It does not to be the Thanks son for us to have a day of thanks us this Sunday, 2003. Hope to see 50 Years In the Hogansville ' Predecessto *BEFORE THE CURE - The Aug. 1953 Hogansville Herald featured a headlined 'Local Minister Doing Fin Preaching from Wheelchair.' It noted handicap does not quench spirit of the Don Porter.' MAJOR PLAN, MINOR article revealed that the 1954 Cracker games could be televised enough people would buy the $5 booklets being sold by Yaraab Temple members. Some 50,000 apparently have to be sold. CINEMA- Long before DiCapno and Kate Winslett, a 1953 sion of 'Titanic' was playing at the Theatre. This rendition starred Stanwyck and Clifton ing at the Royal were Connie,' a 'romantic riot;' 'Raiders of the Seven Seas,' nition q'he sin-swept pirate seas rang his battle cry.' IN STORE - No doubt it' in Georgia. Penny Profit's. ad spray for 59 cents, fly swatters for 8 and a spray gun for 79 the winged vermin, patrons could themselves with a can of Vienna for 15 cents. *WANT AD STANDOUTS: Bantam hens and one Reasonable.- NOW THAT'S SERVICE: ture sales might have been a in 19537 Henson Fumiture's ad "Henson will be glad to send a car bring you to the store."