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Opinions & Ideas PAGE 4-A- HOGANSVn~ HOME NEW~"S-~JRSDm, SEPT. 9, 2004 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS The Pitfalls of Teenage Lo Jk (6tint,s ~uhlkatmn Millard B. Grimes, President PUBI 1S1 tI~F_J)ITOR LAURm l~avm ADVFJRTISING DIRI~rOR Ctarcr CtAVnROOK As.'~y,2 lATE EDITOR ROB RICHARDSON P~%~t,~FANT EDITOR Phone (706) 846-3188 - Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Hogansvflle. Georgia 30230 Pets Really Are a Part of the Family Why is it we will do things for our children or grand- children even when we know it might not be the best thing to do. My grandson, Eli, has owned a Pug named Poncho for the past couple of years. He decided he wanted a Pug after he saw the movie "Men in Black II." So, my daughter began looking for one and after several months found one and gave it to him as a present. He was really attached to Poncho. The two would spend hours playing together. As a matter of fact, Poncho was like a member of the family to all of us. Last Thursday evening, my daughter let Poncho out for his afternoon run. As they were leaving the house, the phone rang and she back to answer it. Poncho loves to play with anything and found a cat to chase. Of course, the cat took off toward home and entered the highway. Normally, the road they live on doesn't have much traffic, but as luck would have it, a car hit Poncho and killed him. Of course, we are all grieving, but Eli was hurt the most, I HAD BEEN thinking about getting a dog myself for a while, but I wanted the right one. It had to be friend- ly, a house dog and smart. I guess I was just a little picky. Anyway, I decided to stop by the humane society and just see what might be up for adoption. That's a bad idea since I love dogs anyway, the chances of me adopting one were pretty good. As I was walking around the cages looking at the dogs and puppies, an older 2ack Russell caught my eye. He looked so lonely and pitiful in that cage. I asked the attendant if I take him for a walk and she handed me a leash. I took the dog outside for a stroll and in a couple of minutes we were getting "along really well. I told myself adopting the dog was probably not a good idea. The dog was older and it's better to have a puppy. We made our way inside and when I went to put him back in his cage, he started whining and crying. It just broke this old softie's heart. "How much to adopt him?" I asked the attendant. She told me it was $125, but that the dog had all his current shots, including rabies, was neutered and housebroken. How could I pass that up? This was just the dog I had been looking for. ".We filled out all the paper- work, I wrote the check and "Peewee" was on his way to his new home. It didn't take long. The family became attached very quickly to him. He's already good friends with Eli, even though Eli is a little standoff- ish around him right now and I understand why. IT'S A FUNNY thing about pets. It doesn't take them long to become a mem- ber of the family and have everyone loving them. It's funny how all of this happened. But what is a lit- tle stranger is the conversa- tion I had with a gentlemen just a few hours before my daughter called. Charles Smith from Pine Mountain had an appoint- ment with me on Thursday afternoon. He was talking about how much he and his wife loved their little dog. Eventually age and health problems separated got the best of the dog and he passed away. He was telling how his wife made a trip to Dalton one day and returned with a puppy that quickly filled the void, even though the couple still missed their other dog. It was less than two hours later that my daughter called me with the sad news about Poncho. The rest you know. So here I am today, the proud owner of an ugly Jack Russell dog that has already found a spot in my heart. I think we'll become really "good pals and I know he'll be i~ved by the rest of the fam- fl~ especially Eli. "~ hope that PeeWee will love~ois new home as much as we will all love having him. The one thing about pets that we all know is how devot- ed they are. They love you no matter what., they are always. happy to see you and they are devoted to the end. If people could have the ,. traits of our beloved pets, the would would be a much bet- . ter place to live. Oh no, I'veprobably made a big booboo here. I hope no one thinks I'm trying to say that people should act like dogs. Or am I? THE HtK;ANSVILLE HOME NF.WS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Comtxmy, a division of Caimes Publications, at 3051 Roose~'elt Highway. Manchester. f~orgia 31816. USPS 620-(~XL Subscription rates by mail: $20 in Troup, Hams or Meriwether Counties: $24 a year elseWhere. Prices include all ~ales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansvil|e. Georgia 30230.Single copy 5~. F(m ,~,e.c~.mr,r t~r~s call (7061846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager. Star Mercury Publication~. E O. Box 426, MancC~ter. Georgia 31816. PasrM&~n~.R: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426. Hogmlsvflle. GA 307.30. STAFF Publisher and F~lia)r. ...................................................................... John Kukyendall Advertising Dir~x't~, ................................................................................. Laurie Lewis Ass~iate Editor ................................................................................... Clint Claybrook Assistant FMitor ..................................................................................... Rob Staff Writers .......................................................................... Bryan Geter. Billy Bryant Comtx~sition .............................. l)c~aync I-]owc~. Rt~x-n Weems, Gaff Yemngblood " Circulation Mmmger. .......................................................................... Tnw.y Lynn Wyatt Pre~ Manager. ................................................................................ Wayne Gnx'howski Pressroom Assistants ..................................... Zaddie Dixon.Damell McCauley Mailroom Distribution .............................................................................. David Boggs COlU~)RxrE OFFR:EliS President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes Vice President ................................................................................. Charloue S. Grimes Executive Vice President and Secretary ........................................ Laura Grimes Cofer Treztsurer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Grim Gam~ Legal Couttsel and Axsistant Secretary. .............................................. James S. Grimes I always have wanted to be able to pout for long peri- ods of time, and be unforgiv- hag to scheming women who did me wrong. I have wanted to walk away from them with something Clark Gable might have said. I have wanted to listen to their apologies, and then crack a half-smile and leave them standing in the wake of my indifference. I have never been able even to come close to doing anything like that. I am, and always have been, a complete pushover when, on those rare occasions, women haveasked me to forgive them. They can chase away my anger or distrust with a well- placed, "But it's you I love, not him." And they can always cry. God, I have always hated to see a woman cry. I know it is often a ploy, but when a woman cries, there is some- thing inside me that says, give her whatever it is she wants, at whatever cost. PAULA SAID SHE was sorry about going out with a football player. "We just rode around," she explained. "Where did you?" I asked with him?" "Just two hours. We rode up to Newnan and got an ice cream cone at the Tastee- Freeze and then he took me home." "I thought you said you didnl park." "We didn't park. Except to get an ice cream." "Did you kiss him?" "Of course I didn't kiss h~o" "Did he try to kiss you?" "Of course he tried to kiss me, but I did#t let him." "Why not?" 'q just dida~." "You didn't even let him kiss you goodnight?" "It was just a little kiss." "How little?" "Just a little goodnight kiss." "On the mouth?" "Sort of on the ,, ~Hekissed of your mouth?" "That's all it was, just a little kiss on the side of my mouth." 'Which side?" "I don't remember which side it was. Mama porch ligm o~ I ~ kiss me that once, and then I went inside." for a ride in his car, that's all." '~hat kind of car does he have~- "lmpal~" "Stick or automatic?" "Stick." "Did he ask you to go rid- hag around with him again?" "Yes, but I'm not going." "Why not?" "Wotdd you be mad ff I went riding around with him again?" "Why should I be mad? If you want to go riding around then you mad now?" "I'm not "I am not." "Yes you are. When you're Gatewood?" "He's not really that cute remember you belching I thi ing the entire time we've dating." "I don't have an I~_lllll and I don't play foot though." "I don't care about All I want is you." :~t "Do you mean that?" ~, "Of course I m,,ean DO you forgive,me. "I guess so. __~ N "Do y,ou want to kiss ~ "Yes. ,l~- '%Veil, kiss me." "You sure you remember which side of y _o~fl mouth Bubba Gatew~I kissed you on?" ~.! "Why does it matter? "I do#t want to touch ~! with my mouth." spet'I promise you'll/| have to worry about l Gatewood again." | ...to be continued week WITH HIS WIDOW, HOME NEWS IS sternly. "What if the perch light up dose, and after he ate his ~~ BOOKS AND TAI~__~ "Just around." hadn't been on? Would you ice cream, he started belch- ARE ~ AVAIL~LE FOR ~' "Did you park any- have let him kiss you more hag." THROUGH BAD BOOf~ where?" than once?" "I never belched around PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX 1912~m~w17, "Of course we didnt park "Of course I wouldnt you." Aat&'~m, GA ams-t2~ ANO ,~ ~! anywhere." " have let him kiss me more "That,s something else I BOOK AND MUSm s-ro~ "How long were you out than once. I just wanted to go like about you. I don't ever NA.Xlor~rn~ i~~ t Mak a Memi r of the chur h Wha es You c Last week it was stated three and verse sixteen 5:17, the believer then~ that the church is more than states, "Know ye not-that ye becomes a new creature. It bricks and boards, but rather the church is people. According to the Scripture, a again believers. In thinking of that definition, several aspects of the. church must be considered. That same group of believers is referred to in the Bible in three ways. The church is referred to as a body of believers. In Ephesians 1:22-23 the Bible says, "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head overall things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all." The churchis then the body of Christ on Earth while He is in Heaven. The Bible also speaks of the church as a building of believers. NOt a building of wood and stone, but a temple for the Holy Spirit to dwell in here on Earth. First Corinthians chapter are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dweUeth in you?" Thirdly the Word of speaks of the church as a bride that has been espoused to Jesus Christ, (2 Corinthians 11:2). It must be remembered that this does not refer to three different groups of peo- ple, but rather three deter- minations of the same called out assembly. WHAT THEN makes one a member of the church? Does one have to make a com- mitment, sign a card, pledge his money, or attend three weeks in a row? The answer to that ques- tion is probably the most important piece of informa- tion about the church a per- son needs to know. The foundation for the answer is not found in the bi- laws of Antioch Baptist, the foundation is not found in the creeds and constitutions of the ~ethod~ ~yterhn~ Church of God or any other assembly. Theanswer is found in the Bib~le. Although these and many other churches may disagree on various things, one thingtlmt must be agre~ onJs how tO. become a mem- ber of the church that is described as a body, a build- hag and a bride. A person becomes a mem- ber of the church when he realize~ he is a sinner, and by f~th, tur~ ta Christ l~liev- in8 ~ him for their own per- sonal salvation. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9) At the ~t a person exercises that faith, the Holy Spirit then does the work of salvation. According to 2 Corinthians is the Holy Spirit that a person into the body Christ. (1 Corinthians Baptist from bead, "t is pUdn iamt the ~bei~earg does not determine where ~ you will spend eternity. If a person has met the conditions of salvationlaid down in God's Holy Word, then they are a member of the church as the body, the building and the bride of Christ. Every perso~that attends a local assembly may not be saved. There are those who are the church roll, but not on Heaven's roll. It is my prayer that one day you will by faith accept Christ as your Savior. In closing may we be remiaded of the words of Pastor Ken Trivette, "Every member of a church, may not be a member of the church, but every member of the church, should be involved faithfully with a church." 50 Years Ago... Inthe Hogansville Herald ~t~the~ttm~Nem d.ONG-AWAITED MOMENT- The front page of the Sept 9, 1954 Hogansville Herald carried a story about the Green Wave being ready for its opener with Roanoke. "The Hogansville High School Football team, along with 70 other prep schools, are scheduled to open their 1954 season this week. The Greenies, riddled by graduation, travel to Roanoke, Ala. to take on Handley High School in what will be the first game of the season for both Imm~" ,CHANGE OF SEASONS - It was only early September, but apparently, fear of cold weather had already ,~tin.Rodmond Fumitureotfered a : Peaeceon Ga Heater $41. 5, had "ag vatt for $ 9.88 and men's su s for $19.88 and Rails Motor Company advised, '~ in ~ see us for that new set of tiros the d=OOO FOR ~- Another front page arl~- de detailed how a vote would be taken on school hours. "rhe Hogmsv aoard Educat m its meeting Tuesday night decided to ask par- . ~alS to vo~ On whether they like the new sched- :ule with two 40-minute periods or whether they pre one peaod a an hour." ,CINEMA TIME - Offerings at the Royal Theatre "Hells Half Aem," "Hoodlum "'Dematr~ ~e ~'sr~ q~e Gay ~," bec~ buy: used gas trade ~ or ~/~y cash for yoer tank." ............ 7, :,,"L?~ ....... i~~ II I