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Or00inions & Ideas PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - SEPT. 25, 2003 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 62O-04O JOHN KUYKENDALL PUBLISHER]EDITOR ItmJnE lis ADVFXRTISING DIREL'I'OR CUNT C'.YBROOK /k,OC I ATE El)rl'Ol ROB RICHARDSON ASSISTAI',rI" EDITOR JAYNE CrOLDSTON BUSINESS IMIAGER Phone (706) 846-3188 - Fax (706) g46-2200 R O. Box 426 ttogansville, Georgia 30230 A 6rim9 hhliratiml Millard B. Grimes, President Our Festival Needs More Volunteers Hogansville officials expect thousands of people in town for the Hummingbird Festival in October, but there's a prob- lem with getting everything ready, according to Bill Stankiewicz, festival chairman. With the festival less than a month away, "We need tons of help (from volunteers," Stankiewicz said this week. "Setting up and breaking down takes an enormous amount of effort. We need everything from troubleshooters to TP patroL.moving tables and manning booths, there is all kinds of work for all kinds of workers. "And it isn't a case of too many chief and not enough Indians; we don't have enough chiefs, either. We need folks that can think on their feet and help manage teams of vol- unteers." "This is the city chance to shine," said city councilman and longtime festival committeeman Jack Leidner, "With so many alumni coming back and all the out-of-town visitors, we want to be at our best. "It would be great to have volunteers that could give at least four hours to the festival during the weekend. And if the can come back on the second day, so much the better. And that's truer this year more than ever since there are so many attractions." Organizers expect arts and crafts wares for sale to fill nearly 150 booths. There's be food, children's rides and entertainment booths. Hogansville and West Side High School alumni will be renewing their rivalry in sporting events. And a Hummingbird Arts Fest will be staged for the first time. It will feature the work of Troup County youngsters. And planners are putting the finishing touches on a two- day Hummingbird Gospel Fest with entertainment going on up and down Main Street. "But we need help to make all this work," said Stankiewicz. "There are lots of people that love this town and we need them to volunteer." People interested in being workers or team chiefs should contact Mary Stewart at 706-637-9497. P olitical P olicy Grimes Publications will accept one article from each can- didate announcing his/her candidacy. This applies to anyone qualifying for political office including the incumbent. The arti- cle must be submitted by the candidate, is limited to 300 words, and one photograph may accompany the article. Articles will only be published in those newspapers primary to the office for which the candidate is seeing g[ect!0n. Letters to t will not be candidates to alle- issues run; no !business. The rate for the news be the 1: inches pur- chased. Deadline as all other advertising, paid for by the place- ment deadline. All political advertising files are open to the pub- lic as required by law. This policy covers all of Grimes Publications and no excep- tions will be allowed. Please contact the advertising director for any questions on political advertising or the publisher for any questions on articles or news. THE HO(;ANSVlI.I.E HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company. a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roovelt Highway. Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rates by mail: $20 in Froup, Hams or Meriwether C'ounties; $24 a year elsewhere. Prices include all ,ales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50. FoR suBscRn'no' call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager. Star Mercury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. PIIASl"ER: ,Send address changes to P. O. Box 426. Hogansville, GA 30230. STAFF Publisher and Editor ............................................................................ John Kukyendall advertising Director .................................................................................. Laurie Lewis ,ssociate Editor .............................  ..................................................... Clint Claybrook Business Manager ................................................................................. Jayne Goldston Assistant Editor ...................................................... ; .............................. Rob Richardson Staff Writers .......................................................................... Bryan Geter.Billy Bryant Composing ............................................................ Dewayne Flowers, Robert Weems Legals ...................................................................................................... Jayne Golds,on Firculation Manager ............................................................... Barb.s Arlene Steerman Pres Manager ................................................................................. Wayne Gmchowski Pressroo|n Assistants ..................... Larry Colleges, Zaddie Dixon.Damell McCauley Mailroom Distribution ............................................................................... David Boggs CORPORATE OFFICEIS President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes Vice President .................................. . .............................................. Charlotte S. Grime Executive Vice President and Secretary ........................................ Laura Grimes Corer Freasurer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garrett Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary .............................................. James S. Grimes Best Thing I Learned in From "It Wasn't Easy, But I Sure Had Fun" A friend whose son wants to grow up and be a writer asked me what courses the young man should concen- trate on in high school. To answer, I had to look back on my own high school days. Certainly biology hasn't meant diddly to me as a writer. I could dissect a frog with the best of them in high school, but it hasn't come up since. Neither has algebra or geometry, and I knew they wouldn't at the time. I basi- cally learned everything I need to know about mathe- matics in the third grade, when they taught me to mul- tiply. Two times four is eight, which is how many I need to write today so I can take a couple of weeks off and work on my upcoming novel. LEARNING about ancient history hasn't bene- fitted me. Who cares when Rome was sacked? It should have had a better offensive line. And geography. There's a lot of sand in Saudi Arabia. I could have learned that later in life simply by watching U.S. Marines wishing for a cold beer as they wait for President Bush the first to decide whether or not he's going to get some of them killed. History. When I was inter- viewed for this job, nobody asked me anything about Rutherford B. Hayes. They did teach me gram- mar and punctuation, but that's why we have editors. What I finally decided was the most important course I took in 16 years of schooling was typing. I have used this skill prac- tically every day of my pro- fessional life. Mr. Sheets, the basketball coach, taught me typing my junior year of high school. Typing teachers usually don't get a lot of credit for mold- ing our youth, but in my case I am certainly beholdento Mr. Sheets. I'm not certain how many words I now have to my cred- it, but I type each of them. If you can't type, you're going to be in a helluva mess if you want to be a writer. In the first place you can't get a job with most newspa- pers if you can't type. (This one excepted.) They're going to sit you down at a comput- er and ask you to produce, and I don't care how much you know about computers, if you can't negotiate the key- board, nothing readable is going to appear on the screen in front of you. SOME AUTHORS, I am told, write out their books in longhand. That's because they never learned to they had, they wouldn't scribbling on a sheet of for months at a time, can cause severe pain hands and fingers. That's Edgar His hands and fingers always hurting him. The became so intense he be to see talking ravens. So I told my friend to his son to enroll in a class as soon as possible. "But what about languages?" he asked. "Maybe he ought a little Japanese," I said. They own a golf today. Our publishing try tomorrow. It could pen. game. BY SPECIAL WITH HIS WIDOW, DEDRA, HOME NEWS IS CARR' ED COLUMNS BY GRIZZARD, WHO GREW UP IN BY MORELAND, AND MOST WIDEIN READ WRITER OF HIS BOOKS AND TAPF PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX GA 31118-1266 AND WIDE. I Is There a Word from the Lord? :: : ::i:: iii :.ii i : i{ :.i::g  as Americans need to turn our hearts back to God. That leads me to say this. Many people were angered to see the cel- ebration, no matter what the size, taking place in Middle Eastern towns. This celebration was spawned as a result of the col- lapse of the twin towers of The World Trade Center. During this celebration, it was relayed to the viewers that they were praising and thanking God. May I respect- fully, yet unwaveringly sub- mit to you that the god they were supposedly praising is NOT the God of the Bible. Being Muslims, they were praising their false god, Allah. As I heard one preach- er say, "Our God is not asleep." Jehovah God the liv- ing God of glory is still on his throne in Heaven and has matters well in hand. The Psalmist said, "What time I am afraid, I will trust him." Instead of trying to fig- ure God out, simply trust him. As far as is concerned, I pray that as well will trust the ship of God. I believe our ernment is doing what the scripture to protect its citizens bring justice to those have committed thest murder. Paul tells us Romans 13:3-4, "For are not a terror to but to the eviliWilt not be afraid-of the Do that whiet igook thou shalt veralse same. For he is the of God, a revenger to wrath upon him that evil." Our government the biblical mandate authority to seek out bring to justice those doers. No one likes war, one likes the death it but these kinds of acts not be allowed to go swered. In closing may I say ought to simply trust with these matters, pray those who have lost and friends, pray for leaders, pray for our men and women, and as t Bible says, pray for our mies. of the lord, but please do not get the idea that I am saying that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are some sort of sign announcing the coming of the Lord. The lord Jesus could have come before those attacks as biblically as he could have come before them. We just need to understand that as far as God is con- cerned, we are living in the days that are leading up to the coming of the Lord. It could be'soon orit may not, b0t rest assured it is always imminent. The Bible is simply telling us that because of the sinful nature of man., especially the hatred buried deep in the hearts of those who not only carried out these deeds, but also of those who master- minded and funded these deeds, dangerous and diffi- cult days will come. ALTHgUGH the Bible tells us that the wickedness in men will lead to such acts, I nor any one else can be absolutely dogmatic as to why these horrendous crimes were perpetrated upon thou- sands of innocent people. Whatever the reason, we Please forgive me for writing about something that we have all been hearing so much about. I don't claim to be an expert or really have any answers for some of the most difficult questions that have ever been asked. However, I would like to make some observations that I feel are based upon the Bible. Before I make my unsolicited comments, please allow me to say that I am proud to be an American and I thank God.for thprivilege that He has given me to live in such a country as this. As we remember the events of two years ago, and look to the uncertain future, may we be reminded that the Word of God gives us a sure word in an unsure world. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:1, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." The word perilous simply means difficult, dangerous, and grievous. We can truly say that the events of 11 September, 2001 are some of the most difficult and griev- ous days of our great nation. By the phrase the last days, Timothy is referring to the days preceding the coming 50 Years Ago... In the . Hogansville Herald Predecessor tothe Hogansville Home Ne# FOUND MONEY - The Herald's new promotion was off to a good with local resident Ralph Wingo actually ing and turning in the dollar bill whose number had appeared in an ad in the week before. By turning it in, he received a $5 bill. : SAD NEWS- The Herald carried word of a funeral service held for a mother and her neW" bom daughter. FLICKS - The Royal Theatre's the week included "Cleopatra" - the 1953 sion starring Claudette Colbert, it would be expensively remade with Taylor Other movies playing that ed the risque-themed "Strange Fascination,,, "an other shocker from the maker of Pickup, which apparently didn't refer to a truck. ,'lslanu in the Sky" with John Wayne was also playing', 1953 BARGAINS- Back then, a lot meals were made from scratch. The Pen Profit advertised muffin, mix for 10 cents, crust for 10 cents and 125 feet of wax for 29 cents. FROM THE CLASSlREDS: 'Wanted: Wi buy 25 laying hens, if priced fight." EVILS OF INFLATION- Hamilton solemnly announced that the price of going up to 80 cents per hundred weight. new price is in line with that of the nearby munities of Newnan and LaGrange, whose is much larger," the local company explained' PIG OUT - A coupon from Clay's Bar" Que Place offered an all-you-can-eat Wingo Finds o i,t Horse Show Ld's Dollar Bill ":' : ................ 5 r a yeu ';':: ,a." 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