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Return HOGANSVUZE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2004 t to 9/11 Heroes Re-opens Amphitheatre CUNT CLAYBROOK A tribute to the New York and Washington attacks on 9/11 2001 scheduled for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the 01d Hogansville Amphitheater, which will nlark its grand re-opening. That is if city crews, and whoever helps L out, can cut up and remove a gigantic ~ree that was blown down Monday night at School by the remnants of Toni Striblin, one of the movers and shak- ers in the effort to revamp the amphitheater, Which hasn't been used -perhaps in at least said that volunteer work crews on 28 had picked up "tons" of rocks, tree and other trash and had the facility really looking good, That of course, was pre-Frances: On night, a big tree was blown down, some power lines at the amphitheater, ~ocked out the power and blocked off maybe a third of the seating area, Striblin said. = She said that despite the damage, the 8~turday show will go on. , , A tribute and memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks will officially re open the amphitheater. It will be followed by an out- door movie. The opening act is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and Wanda Lowe will be the emcee, Striblin said. Benjamin Watts, a senior at Troup County High School who is known for his singing ability, will open the show, Striblin said. Watts, who also plays football and is pres- ident of the Thespian Society at his school is also a singer and guitarist with the Youth Band at New Community Church in LaGrange. Another singer will be Kellye Green, a country singer, who with her sister is in the process of cutting a country music CD, Striblin said. Right after the musical show, "We'll be showing the movie Brother Bear," Sttibin said. Along with the revamping of the amphitheater, Striblin is also working with city officials and others to push for renova- tion of the old movie auditorium at the for- mer Royal Theater, which today houses the Hogansville City government. /i,~ PaGE 3-A: : Support Our Troops I Hands that embrace family It isn "t always easy being a child these days. l=~7~ecially {f you 're a child without a family. You can help give these kids the chance hz life that they have been denied. Open you heart and )'our home to a chiM in need today ... be a .fi)ster parent. Help Julfill the KidsPeace mission: To give hope, help and.healing to children ]acing Crisis. Foster Care and ~|~ Family Services % KidsPeace National Centers 706-565-9336 www.fostercare.com The hand that heals Fina~u.'ial a~sistance and 24-hour supporl services a~ailablc. % % : # ,SHARING- Participating in the children's study of "CUBA- PART 1" during the North ~orgia United Methodist Women's Mission Ed .ucation Eyen.t were C..ameron ~ olM.'a nn (pictured), from St. Mary United Methodist iJnurcn en Hogansvitm. ,o, youm stuoy, "Con~ming Prayer" was held also. "l'aking Part .. Area Methodists Enjoy Mission Education Event tile A number of area folks participated in children's study of "CUBA- PART 1" dur- ing the North Georgia United Methodist Women's Mission Education Event. The Event was held July 22 - 24 at Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center in Norcross. 2004-05 studies were: (1) "Public Education" (general issue), (2) "Concerning Prayer" (Spiritual issue), and (3) "Cuba -Part One" (Geographic mue). A youth study, "Concerning Prayer" was held also. Others attending, representing the LaGrange District were: Dorothy Cameron and Ida Jones (St. Mary), Lucille Campbell (Merrill Chapel), Barbara Brown and Nancy Rieciardi (Fayetteville FUMC), Betty Davis and Linda (Manchester FUMC). LaGrange District Mission Education Event will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at Clark's Chapel UMC in Luthersville. Also the District Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 24 at Newna_n First UMC. All local units in the District are encour- aged to send representatives to these two events. Dorothy Cameron is president of the I~Grange District. ~,,,, Hummingbird Festival Shaping Up This year's Hogansville Hummingbird Festival promises to add even more events to last year's impres- sive mix of fun, food and frol- ic, all located throughout ~-Iogansville's beautiful new streetscape. Nearly 200 quality arts, crafts and food vendors will display their wares on the weekend of Oct. 16 and 17, organizers say. That's an almost 50 percent increase over last year. And they'll be. joined by hay rides, puppet shows, games and tides for kids of all ages and an impres- sive array of continuous entertainment from the pavilion at Veteran's Park with gospel musiQ featured on Sunday afternoon. On display along with the booths will be Hogansville's beautiful new streetscape design. It's worth the trip by itself. But the big news is that the festival, in conjunction with the Troup County Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor two free concerts at the historic Hogansville Amphitheater near the Hogansville Elementary School. On Friday night, Oct. 15, Gordy Collins and his 10 piece jazz ensemble will present big band sounds from 8 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 16, Sundown, a classic rock band, will play, also from 8 to 10 p.m. Back again this year is the Hummingbird Art competi- tion for high and middle .school throughout Troup County. The awards presen- tation and reception will be at the United Methodist Church, Main Street, Hogansville, at 6p.n~ Oct. 15, just before the free jazz con- cert. Two other crowd pleasers, the Old Timers Basketball and Football games for Hogansville and West End High Alumni, will be played Friday and Saturday nights at 6~0 pan. And last, but not least, kicking off all of festival weekend on Thursday, Oct. 14 is the Festival Dinner fea- turing the fine cuisine of Basil Leaf Chef ltflla White at the sumptuous Victoria Belle Special Event Center. The exclusive evening includes the area's most lavish Silent Auction. It's an ~t night out and tickets are already selling briskly. Call 706-637-9497 for booth rental, ticket sales and more Forum on Disabilities, Addiction Planned for Sept. 20 There will be a public diseases for Troup and Department, located at 1220 forum on issues related to MeriwethercountiesonSe~. LaFayette Parkway in mental health, developmen- 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Troup LaGs. tal disabilities and addictive County Parks and Recreation For Men Only!!! PROSTAT SCREENING Enoch Cal Examinations provided by Connor Smith, M.D., Urologist and Kevin Ward, CFNE Nurse Practitioner Men over the age of 50 with no family history of prostate cancer and those over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer or who are of Afro-American ancestry are eligible fi~r this service. ..... ~ ...... ~:~. ....~ ..... F~for PSA and physical ex~ iS $5., tign"is i:e~l~dl Refreshments wi0 be' p~rvia~a. To schedule your appointment call (706) 845-3000 West Geot System One health system. All the care you need. West Georgia Technical College is coming to your neighborhood. Come and hear about WGTC's easy admission process. Location: Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce in Warm Springs. Information and registration night: September 16~ ............... 6:30 p.m. Fall Quarter classes begin" October 1 lth in Manchester October 4th in LaGrange Programs offered this quarter in Warm Springs: Basic Computer Skills Basic Printing Assistant Lawn Maintenance Assistant