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Opinions &amp; Ideas THE HO..=ILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-040 ., {6rmte ubliratitm Millard B Grimes, President JOItN KUYKENI)AIJ, 1 fl4l ,ISI I t"l] I )1 T( )l,t LAUR..: l_,:wls AI)VEI.TISIN(; DIRI,X?T()I. CIJNT CIAYBR(X)K ASN(KHA'I'I.] EI)I'I ( )R ROB RICI IARI)t,N A":,ISTA NT El )lrl'OF JAYNE O! ,I)STON BUSINE&' MANA( ;ER Phone (706) 846-3188. Fux (7(R)) 8.4o 22( P O. Box 426 l logansville, (;eorglia 30230 Grizzard Was Right About TV Raunch If you read Lewis Grizz, ard's column last week, he was talking about trying to find a channel on television without someone killing someone, or sex, or just awful language. I'm one of those people that get home late at night. If you've ever had a job that requires long hours, you know that you can't simply go home at midnight and hit the sack. No way, you have to wind down before you can go to sleep. So, I flip on the boob tube and watch a little, well a couple of hours, before my body winds down enough for me to actually go to sleep. I rarely watch HBO or Cinemax anymore. There's too much of the items men- tioned above on them. I watch a great deal of TLC (The Learning Channel), Discovery, Disney and HBO Family. The other night, there was a great movie on HBO Family. It was about a boy that bought a pony that had been mis- treated. Eventually the pony has a colt and it turns out to be a Unicorn. The plot wasn't much, heck, it wasn't really a very good movie, but I Friends. It didn't amuse me as muck of course as it did when I was younger, but it was still pretty funny. I'VE ALSO FOUND myself reading more again at night. There was a time in my life that I read every night before going to bed. As a mat- ter of fact, I would usually fall asleep reading. I'm in the middle of a pret- ty interesting book right now and hope to finish it this week if possible. I'm not too much on mag- azines, though. Most of the news I need comes through the way of my daily newspa- per and CNN Headline News. So, I'll read a magazine once in a while, but I prefer a good book to a magazine any day. My point is, there are many alternatives to watch- ing the boob tube every night. nttchedRbecatw, ethere was ,,e., . hing eN 6n the cafinels ............. I WAS SRING with Thermally watch, one of our local judges Friday I'M A SCI-FI buff. I like Star Trek, Stargate SG-1 and other shows such as these, but I don't watch them that often anymore. The Sci-Fi channel has more horror movies on now than things like Star Trek. I guess it doesn't appeal to the younger viewers today. I've began listening to music a great deal more now. I prefer Country, but will lis- ten to just about anything. So, at night I listen to music now more than watching televi- sion. My other favorite chan- nels of course, are all the sports channels and I get most of them. So, I keep up with the sporting news but that takes a whole total of about 30 minutes. Then, it just a repeat of the show. I guess what I'm saying is that I've found alternatives to watching movies on televi- sion now. Of course, sometimes I watch the cartoon channels. I get all of them for the ben- efit of nay grandson. I find it amusing tlmt there is a chan- nel that has a number of car- teens that were popular when my kids were little and even when I was younger. For instance, the other night I watched a full hour of Tom and Jerry and another full hour of Bullwinkle and morning, I'm going to try and do a story on him in the next couple of weeks and one of the questions I asked him was if he thought television had anything to do with the increase in juvenile violence in recent years. "Yes, I do," he said. "When I was a young boy, I watched all those good old westerns. Roy Rodgers was my hero, but he never shot and killed anyone. He would always shoot the gun from the bad man's hand. Today, television shows are very graphic and they don't seem to put a value on human life like they once did." Personally, I think that holds true for video games as well. I'm not so sure it doesn't hold true'in our society this day and time overall. I think we accept death easier today than we once did and the value of human life has diminished greatly because of our busy lifestyles. Anyway, the point to my few words this week are sim- ply this, "Television can't be blamed for the movies that are shown. For the studios are only making movies that we as a society like to watch. So, if television has turned to raunch, don't blame the tele- vision, but our society for accepting it." Till: liO(:ANSX II+l+l'. ttOME NE*.,S ix published wcekl 3 by Ihc Star-Mercury ?tdqi>hing ('ompan). a dix ision of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Rx)scxell ttigh a), VlaHchcnlcr, (ieolgia 31816. t !SPS 620-040. Sub,,,criplion rates b)mail: $2(I m I'roup. tlarri,, or Meri;,,clhcr ('ounties" $24 at ',car clnewhcrc. Priccn include all qdc, lawn. Pcliodical lu)nlagc paid al Ih)gansille, Georgia 30230,Single cop) 0c. F'OR M I1;( Ull'l I< IN,".; call 7(R)) .J,6-3188 or ', l'ite Io Circulation Manager, Stiff \\;|erctll'} Publicaliolls. t (). Box 426. Ma,chester. Georgia 31810. PO,'I MAN fF R: ,Cll([ ilddl'cSs changc Io P. O. Box 420. tlogansx lilt, GA 30230. Nr|'A FF i)'abiishc m'd  dlh)r. .......................................................................... John Kuk 3cndall \\;d\clfising t)ircctoL ................................................................................. lxmne l,cwis ,Xsr,:iatc Fklitor. .................................................................................. ('linl Claybnx)k Fhlsincr,,, Manage , ................................................................................ Jayne Goldslon ,\\;,sislant t-ditor. .................................................................................... Rob Richard,son ,tall Wriler, .......................................................................... Bryan (Je|er.Billy giTantt Somlxsing ........................................................... Dewayae Flowee, Roberl Weem.,, i .cgal,, .......................................................................... : ............................ layne Golds|on Silvulation Managcl. ............................................................. Barbara Arlene Sleerman Pre,s Mana,,cL .......................................................... %'a) nc r.'hovski ?*.MG, I)III Assitanls ..................... [.:' Colleges. Zaddie I)ixon.l)arnell McCauley Maihoom I)islribution ............................................................................... David Boggs - CORI')RA'rI': OFYR ERS President ............................................................................................. Millard B. Grimes Vice President .................................................................................. Charlouc S. Grimes Lxccutive Vice Preklcnt and Secretory ........................................ Laura Grimes Color l'rcasurer ....................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garret| Legal Counsel and Assis|ant Secretary ............................................... James S. Grimes PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - OCT. 23, 2003 Nagging Problems of Living From Lewis Grizzard's collection "Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?" I'm not certain who digs up such information, or who pays for the digging, but there was an item on the evening news about more and more Americans living alone these days. I can think of at least three reasons for that: 1. People are waiting around longer before they get married. 2. Those who didn't wait around to get married are get- ting divorced in droves. 3. Maybe there are more nerdy-type people who can't find anybody who will live with them. I am sort of an expert on all of this because I live along. I could go into details as to why, but that isn't really nec- essary. Just check some- where between aforemen- tioned reasons-for-living- along "2" and "3." A LOT of people actually enjoy living alone. There are certain advantages: 1. People who live alone can leave their underwear lying around all over the floor. 2. There are never any arguments over what to watch on television. If you live alone, you can even watch "The Dating Game," and who will know? 3. The phone is always for you. 4. You never have to hear, "Honey, there's something I've been meaning to talk to you about," when Dallas is fourth and one on the Washington two yard line. I could go on, but those are the highlights. Perhaps what I am trying to say is, if you are sharing a dwelling and think you would like to kick the bum or old bag out, think twice. The item on the evening news went on to say people who live alone tend to die younger than others. I think I know why. I can only speak for the male of the species, but there are certain shocks that will come the minute she's gone fellows. LET'S GO BACK to the underwear for a second. You probably think your under- wear walks to the washing machine, dives in, and after washing itself, marches back to your dresser, gets inside and folds itself. Soon after I was cast adrift, I wore all my under- wear once, and then looked in the dresser for another fresh pair. My used under- wear was where I had left it - lying around all over the floor. A man of my standing and upbringing certainly wasn't 'loing to wash his own under- wear, so I did a second-time- around on the dirties. After that I had no choice. I went to K-Mart where they were having a special and bought a six-month supply of under- shorts. After wearing them, I did what any other just-divorced American male would do. I threw them away and bought another six-month supply. THERE ARE other simi- lar problems. Toilet paper and fresh towels don't grow in the bathroom. Light bulbs. Light bulbs will drive you crazy. They are always burning out. You have to take time from your busy schedule to go out and buy more light bulbs and then bring them home and screw them in. That alone can take years off your life. Food. You live alone, you try to cook for yourself. You cook for yourself, poisoned, and then the dishes. You don't Mexican dinners alb live along. Beer cans. Who is to throw his own beer cans the garbage? You leave a couple empty beer cans around, the next time you look will be four beer cans, theneight andi are up to your empty beer cans. If you are about to out along, big boy, I mean to frighten you this, so to soften the maybe I should offer more advantage to livin yourself: Maybe the end come before you have break down and change sheet BY SPECIAL WITH HIS WIDOW, DEDRA, ED COLUMNS BY THE LATE B'MORELAND, AN[ MOST WIDELY READ WRITER OF HIS TIME. ABLE PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX ATLANTA, GA 31118-1266 AND WIDE. Avoiding Neglect Takes Real Effort John F. Kennedy said, "We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them, we neglect the nation." As we listen to our news chan- nels, read our newspapers and listen to the ever popu- lar talk radio stations and pro- grams, we are inundated with reports of terrible things that happen. We read of those who commit heinous crimes, hear of Anthrax cases and wonder who and how people could do such things. It seems most of our news listening time is taken up with those who have done something wrong. However, every now and again, we hear of a case where animals and infinitely more important children are neg- lected. Many times we are so spellbound by the things that are done wrong, we forget about the right things that are left undone. I am referring to neglect. Not doing the right things is just as wrong, or should I say sinful, as doing the wrong things. The Bible tells us in James 4:17, "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." This verse can apply to every area of life, but I want to make an application to Christians and their relation- ship to their church. Many of us sat in church yesterday morning and felt pretty good about ourselves. We paid our bills, we did not abuse our children, we didnot get drunk, we put a twenty dol- lar bill in the offering plate and we even brought our Bible to church. All of those things can be good, but let's ask ourselves what did we leave undone this past week? I am not referring to things such as getting all the leaves raked, or not finishing the housework, or not getting the oil changed in the car, but what about things such as reading and studying our Bibles, praying, or telling someone else about Jesus? While we are busy doing good things, we are neglecting the best things. THE BIBLE says in Luke 10:40, "But Martha was cum- bered about much serving..." Martha was doing wonderful things. Jesus had entered her house and she was busy mak- ing sure everything was just : ii::i iiii:?.i right, all the while her sister Mary just sat at Jesus' feet. Getting upset she was getting no help from Mary, Martha appealed to Jesus. Jesus' answer describes our socie- ty perfectly. He said in Luke 10:41, "And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful." Martha was so busy doing the good things that she did not take time to spend with Jesus christian friend, today are you cumbered about with many good things? Dr. Adrian Rogers said something to the effect, the good things become the worst things when they keep us from the best things. If we find that we busy with Pro, sports, club after club, ity after activity, and a of other good things, must realize we are I realize as much as the person the demands viduals in those, However, we, must what is important and Jesus said, what is Again, John E "We neglect our cities to peril..." May I submit to today that we neglect souls to our hear all kinds of things all kinds of preachers what they they do not need to do, frankly, preachers do much to complicate the next to leave, will simplify you to avoid neglect and help you keep the main thing. Solomon in Ecclesiastes 12:13, "Let hear the conclusion of whole matter. Fear God keep his commandments; this is the whole 50 Yea00 Ago,.. In the Hogansville Herald Predecessor tothe Hogansville Home News *A TV STATION?- Big news on the front page of the Oct 22,. 1953 Hogansville Herald was the LaGrange Broadcasting Company applying for a license to operate a TV station STINGING DEFEAT -"Carpentem tearing away old walls and preparing to remodel the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church at the comer of Main and Johnson Streets ran into a swarm of bees on Tuesday in their "squatter rightS" home up near the top of the church building on the Johnson Street side." HONEST JOURNALISM - The newspaper launched a new column by Charlie Harvard entitled 'Reading and Rot" Harvard wrote, "The main object of the column is to fill up this space when advertising is short or when needed for important news." BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WAS TAINTED - An Colonial Stores offered 5 pounds of apples as part of the 'Get Ready for Halloween' promotion RETAlUNG OF THE 50s - The Belk Gallant ad fea- tured square dance plaids at 89 cents per yard and men'S Gabradine suis for $18.67. *FLICKS - The Royal Theatre continued with a heaVY dose of westerns, including Arrowhead with 'CharleS' Heston and Jack Palance; Ride the Man Down, Ni! Stage to Galveston and The Great Sioux Uprising. also offered that week was Roman Holiday with GregorY Peck and Audrey Hepbum FROM THE CLASSIFIEDS: 'Wanted: A good two" home wagon and harness for $75." L