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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 Photo Submltted CMS TOY DRIVE - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes group of Callaway Middle School sponsored a toy drive for needy families this Christmas season. Local churches, parents, students, and teachers donated items for the drive. The items collected were given to four different families this year in hopes of spreading some extra Christmas cheer! The FCA group meets on Friday mornings in the school's media center and often has guest speakers who cometo speak about their faith, coaching experiences, and offer inspirational words to the students. Police Department Could Be Looking At New Cars By ANDY KOBER “We have old vehicles.” City Manager David Milliron provided that assessment during the city council meeting held Monday evening. During a recent appre- hension of a suspect, a Hogansville police car suf— fered significant damage. Milliron told could mem- bers that insurance compa— ny offered $11,000 on the car, which will not replace a patrol vehicle. Apparently that led to Harr and Milliron dis- cussing the situation regarding some of the patrol cars and the age of some of the vehicles with the city manager providing the list to council members. Milliron indicated ask- ing for a Request for Proposals on a lease-pur- chase of police vehicles. He suggested the $1 1,000 could v provide the payments until Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue or the police seizure fund could be utilized. THE COUNCIL was asked to note an “overview” of the city’s financial sta- tus. As part of the report, Milliron said, “(The) city is losing a lot of money on san- itation. The feed that you’re charging are not making ends meet.” There was some discus- sion about this but no deci- sions were made. Later in the meeting, Council Member Theresa Strickland expressed con— cern of limbs and leaves being picked up on a Saturday, which involved overtime for city employ- ees. She referenced a social media post from an uniden- tified person indicating this would be a regular occur- rence. Milliron replied that Saturday pickup would not be a regular event, but that the work had to get done. IN OTHER business, the Hogansville Council: 0 Appointed Jean Crocker to the Council on Aging; 0 Appointed Carol Smith to the Hogansville Historic Preservation Commission; t 0 Appointed Ricky Thrash and Mary Margaret Ware to the Hogansville Planning and Zoning Board; 0 Appointed Ricky Thrash to the Pesonnel Advisory Board; 0 Appointed Willie Ector to the Troup Parks and Recreation board; 0 Learned that play- ground equipment previ- ously located where the new library is, has been refurbished and installed near the library in a green— space. The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ Submitted to the Star-Mercury Christmas traditions focus on sev- eral different aspects of family and spir— itual life. While many stories are shared around Christmastime, perhaps none bears more significance than the origin of the Christmas celebration. Sharing the Christmas story is an integral part of holiday gatherings, reminding fami— lies that faith is foremost during this festive time of year. THE CONCEPTION OF JESUS Mary was a woman living in the Galilee area of Nazareth. She was engaged to a Jewish carpenter named Joseph. An angel visited the Virgin Mary and told her that she would conceive a child —- a son —— by the power of the Holy Spirit. When the son was born, she would name him Jesus. Mary questioned the angel, who reassured her that any- thing was possible by God and that Jesus would be God’s own son. Joseph was troubled when he found out Mary was with child and even con- sidered breaking their engagement, which was allowed under Jewish law. But God soon sent another angel, this time to Joseph, in a dream. The angel reassured Joseph that his marriage to Mary and the birth of this child were His will. Joseph awoke from his dream and took Mary as his wife soon after, ready and willing to raise the child despite the public humiliation he may experience. THE CENSUS . During this time the Romans had control over many parts of the world, including where Joseph and Mary resided. Ruler Caesar Augustus decreed that every person living under Roman rule had to return to his town of origin to participate in a census so everyone could be taxed accordingly. Joseph, hail- ing from Bethlehem, had to return to this town with his very pregnant bride. They traveled for many days and, upon arriving in Bethlehem, found that the inns were full and there was no avail- able lodging. Mary and Joseph took shel- ter in a stable and prepared to welcome their son. JESUS’ ARRIVAL According'to the Gospel of Luke, Mary gave birth to her firstborn, a son, while in the stable. She wrapped him in cloth and placed him in a manger because there was no guest room avail- able for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you godd news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” " Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel} praising God and saying, E “Glory to God in the highest heav-E en, and on earth peace to those on whom; his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and. gone into heaven, the shepherds said ta one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem ancé see this thing that has happened, which} the Lord has told us about.” g So they hurried off and found MaryE and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him} they spread the wordconcerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at whafi the shepherds said to them. Luke‘ Chapter 2 t Many people visited the baby J esusi including three wise men from the East: who traveled by following a guiding star: to bestow gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh on the baby king. When Joseph and Mary had per-‘; formed all the things necessary accord-f ing to the law of the Lord, they returned to Nazareth with Jesus, who was grow-; ing strong in spirit and filled with Wis-E dom and the grace of God. 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