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nuGANSVmLE HOME NEWS - SEPTEMBER 23, 1999 - PAGE 7 Women Gather for Action and Advocacy Two from the North Georgia :fence ,, U.nited Women gathered ith more than 200 other on August 14-20 in Tennessee to look at social and global issues the action that women can take to address these issues. Mrs. Louise Young, UMW Vice and Mrs. Deborah Dunn, LaGrange District UMW Chair of nominations, repre- sented North Georgia. Together the participants analyzed a variety of global issues affecting women, chil- dren and youth; looked at approaches to faith-based action and advocacy; studied biblical mandates to"do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God"; and came up with concrete actions to accomplish their tasks. The Bible Study leader, Dr. Tracy West, referred to the parable beginning in Luke 18 that encourages justice-build- ing work: "Hold on, persist and place your faith in God is the mes- sage. West is a professor at Drew Theological Seminary and author of Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence and Resistance Ethics. After attending almost a week of continuing education sessions, the women dispersed into the Nashville area to par- ticipate in hands-on advocacy. The events included con- versations with different gov- ernment officials and legisla- tors. Participants attended a Jewish synagogue to discuss immy Carter to be Honored Jimmy Carter will be 75 on 1. Friends and neigh- in Plains will celebrate the Plains Peanut September 2S and 26 a President, Peanuts Plains. This may be the unique community cele- in Georgia in the of this century. Few former presidents ever to a boyhood hometown and associate with mem- of the community. None in memory actually lived worked in such a rural cam- Jimmy and Rosalynn were born and raised in and moved back to their ranch style home from White House in 1981 fol- his term as 39th President of the United States. The Plains Peanut Festival has an expanded schedule this year with vendors staying over for Sunday. There is ample opportunity to meet the Carters while enjoying the hospitality of Jimmy and Rosalynn's friends and neighbors in the Plains community. Maybe you will see why Plains is America's Small Town and why not even a president was willing to leave it. A community play "How to Elect a President" is presented in the restored Plains High School auditorium September 23, 24 and 25. Tickets sell out early. Check the web site www.plainsgeorgia.com or call Plains City Hall. The commu- Baptist's Carpenter Circle on September 13 The Betty Carpenter Circle of the Hogansville First Baptist met there on Monday, afternoon, September 13. Mrs. Lillian Howell gave the Call To Order; while Mrs. Ava opened with prayer. The reading of the minutes and treasurer's report were given Helen Stephens and Mrs. Howell, respectively. The WMU is buying a fall arrangement for the church sanc- ary and will again this year do the shoe boxes for Operation Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. It was announced that the World Day of Prayer at Rockridge be November 1 at 10:30 a.m. with a salad lunch afterwards. The Promises of Christ" will be the theme. Mrs. Howell presented the program, "Living Boldly for Christ" Mrs. Stephens the call to prayer reading today's scripture ssage of Ephesians 1:8-14, the names and place of service of celebrating a birthday today (September 13). Miss lhryn Giilespje c!osed m a pt yet for these missionar- Delicious refreshments of ice cream/Sprite floats, nuts and crackers were served after the meeting. Ladies attending were: Mavis Garrett, Mavis Phillips, Patti Ava Camp, Lillian Howell, Nettie Rowe, Helen Stephens Mary Kathryn Gillespie. (ne Ridge Mobile Home Communi h nity play is written by Billy Carter's daughter Kim Fuller. Performers live in the commu- nity and many did work in the presidential campaign and are friends and neighbors of the Carters. President Carter presents the age group trophies for the Saturday morning road races of one mile and 5K. It is a thrill for winners from the very young to seniors to receive the trophy from the president and record the event with a treas- ured photo. You still have time to get in shape and enter the races. A special attraction at this Plains Peanut Festival will be the dedication of the new Community and Recreation Complex. The project was a per- sonal project for President Jimmy Carter and included vol- unteer labor from Habitat for Humanity. The Carters sign books dur- ing the afternoon on Saturday and mingle with the crowd along the main street of Plains between events. Their books will be on sale at the festival. On Sunday President Carter teaches Sunday School at Maranantha Baptist Church in Plains and stays for pictures after church. Come early and hear President Carter share his faith. Members of the church consider Jimmy Carter to be a missionary and appreciate the importance of Carter's faith in God as a guiding focus of his life. Sunday afternoon Carter pitches softball for the Secret Service team playing against the former Plains High School Alumni. The game is at the old high school, a National Historic Site. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Historic Site in Plains is the only National Park site where the honoree is alive and well living in the area near the site. Secret Service agents con- trol access to the Carter home but local tours, especially.dur- ing the Peanut Festival, include the Carters' home among the sites in Plains. The hayride from Billy Carter's old station past the Carter home is a Peanut Festival feature. Come see how Plains, America's Small Town and rural Sumter County produced a president. Talk with Carter's friends and neighbors who helped him win an election and welcomed him back home after his term in the White House. "You aren't supposed to know a president personally, but we do," is a remark heard often in Plains. Check out the schedule of activities - a parade, vendors, food, educational exhibits, a fun run and 5K race, softball, enter- tainment, a play, a hayride, and farm equipment display. County to Add Four New. 91,1.,Di,sp00chers More 911 help was hired by the Troup County Commis- sioners last week due to the request of Suzy Noles. Troup County manager Don Norton said that 911 is extremely stretched out now. Director Noles sometimes comes in dur- ing the night to do dispatching herself, he said. The Commissioners agreed to hire four dispatchers and a deputy director/training super- visor during the meeting. Hogansville City manager David Aldrich asked the coun- ty to provide 911 dispatching for Healthstar, the new ambu- lance service, and Norton said he couldn't put it off any longer. Read and Use Home News Classifieds Call 706-846-3188 Read and Use Home News Classifieds the impact of hate crimes and they went to a research center that analyzed media coverage and researched first amend- ment issues. They also dialogued with women in housing projects to discuss the impacts of welfare reform on their children. "This was a wonderful expe- rience. It was an opportunity to share ideas and fellowship with other women from all over the United States as we looked at issues that affect all of us. We also developed action plans that we will implement in our Conference," agreed Young and Dunn. Mrs. Deborah Dunn is a member of St. Mary United Methodist Church, Hogansville and teacher at Callaway High School in "IYoup County. Personal Items of Note Norton said the money would be taken out of the coun- ty's #500,000 contingency fund. County Commissioner Buck Davis said that the people of Hogansville have got as much right as anyone else to 911 dis- patching. Mrs. Kristy Wegienka grad- uated Sunday, September 19 from the Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta with a certi- fied chiropractic assistant degree. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Brown, Phyliss Wegienka, Donnie Turner, Kerry and Anna Wegienka. The many friends of Mildred Yates will be sorry to know she left Saturday to make her home in Hayesville, North Carolina with her daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs. William Beall of Woodland visited relatives here Friday afternoon. Mrs. Ruth Hendrix is ill at W.G.M.C. Miss Brenda Jones was hon- ored for her birthday on Sunday, September 19 by her family. Women's Day Is at Springfield Is "This Sunday The women of Springfield Baptist Church of Hogansville will be encouraged by your presence and participation in our Women's Day Anniversary Celebration on September 26 at 11 a.m. Our speaker will be Evangelist Wendy Y. Smith of Atlanta. We extend to you a per- manent welcome to worship with us on this special occasion. Bluegrass FIELD OF DREAMS ' + H0'. 19 & Atwater lid., Thomaston, GA Call 706-846-3188 or !-800-207-7137 Over 200 Vendors and S/ailed Craftsmen • Great Country cooldng and Entertainment Meet Pro and Semi-Pro Sport Figures for Autographs • Children ; Attractions ° Large Antique + Car Show VI T V "O G0me Join The Fun At The "Big Bear Country Fair" Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Mlectibles Red Wine of 6enova, Italy ----In Concert at Hoofers in LaGrange Thursdal/. September 73. 7:30 p.m. $5 Donation 706-885-9300 for more information Come Join Us! 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