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Or,inions & Ideas THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620040 ., (6rhnea lkatimt Millard B, Grimes, Presk:kmt JOHN KUYKENDALL PUBLISHERfEDITOR LAURm LEWlS ADVFRTISING DIRECTOR CUNT CLAVaROOK ASSOCIATE EDITOR ROB RICHARDSON ASSISTANT EDITOR JAYNE GOLDSTON B USINF2S MANAGER Phone (706) 8,t6-3188 Fax (706) 846-2206 P O. Box 426 Hogansville, Georgia 30230 Follow Your Dreams, But Always Carefully It's funny how life can change so quickly. There is an old saying about the best laid plans 6f mice and men and there is probably no state- ment that could be more true. I've seen many changes in my life over the past cou- ple of years. Some of the changes were for the better, while others have not. As life changes I've really started, for the first time in my life, to understand many things that I've been told over the years but didn't pay a great deal of attention to. First of all, I've learned that no one is invincible. When I was younger, I thought I would live forever. Life was justTun and games and whatever happened today would not affect tomor- row. Now I have learned that is not true. I've lost many friends in the past two years, some older and some younger. I learned as I've often heard, no one is prom- ised tomorrow. I've .also learned how important friends and family really are. We should cherish every moment we have them, because we can be so happy today and tomorrow can be apart, battling a family tragedy, or just going through a rough time when we need our friends and family. Probably however, the most important lesson I've learned is that it does not mat- ter what our goals in life are, what our dreams in life are, or what our plans in life are, we can't control life. Life plays by it's own set of rules. TRUST ME, I'm not com- plaining and I don't want any- one to think I am. I'm simply trying to point out that hind- sight is always better than foresight, especially when it comes to life. Everyone makes mis- takes in life, as well we know. Making a mistake, I believe, is God's way of helping us learn. Yes, it is true that expe- rience is a marvelous thing. It is that funny little thing that enables us to make mis- takes. The tragedy of mak- ing a mistake is that when we make it, if we fail to learn from it so we never make the same mistake again. I've made my share of mistakes in my life, and I'm pretty sure as long as I live I'll continue to make them. However, I try extremely hard to learn from my mis- takes and gain knowledge from them. Usually, we make mis- takes in life because we are ambitious and trying to bet- ter ourselves, we are follow- ing our dreams, or because we are simply reacting rather than really thinking things through. In my opinion, that is simply the human nature that makes us dream and then chase the dream in an attempt to make it come true. IT IS ALSO TRUE that every individual has differ- ent dreams and goals. For some it is success, others seek love and happiness, while others seek power. The truth is, it does not matter what the dream or goal is, the thing to remember is that every per- son has one. They may not realize it, but they do. So, our entire agenda for life is established based upon reaching our heart's desire or goal in life. As for me I always want- ed ehing irrlffp'erc: I have come to learn that life is not perfect and most mis- takes in life are made because we are attempting to make life perfect. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with want- ing perfection, but some- times what we perceive as perfection is not what is real- ly perfect for us. That, how- ever, is a column for another day. I guess what I'm tryhag to say is that we should all set goals for our lives, we should have hopes and dreams, but we should be wise enough to realize that our goals, heart's desires and dreams are not always what is best for us or those around us. We should realize that while we have set our goals and have our dreams that life is kind of like a game of cards. You should take the hand that is dealt you and do your absolute best to make it work in your favor. I guess what I'm trying to say was best said by Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw aw quoted in the 1903 Superman movie. "There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it." So, my advice to each of you would be simply this. Live each day as if it were your last, but never lose sight of your hopes and dreams. However, be sure you are smart enough to realize that your goals and dreams may not be what is right for you. THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury ublishing Company, a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rates by raaih $20 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $24 a year elwhere. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50. Foa svHscawnos call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager. Star Mercury publ!cations, P. O. Box 426. Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to E O. Pox 426, Hogansville. GA 30230. STAFF Publisher and Editor. .......................................................................... .John Kukyendall Adveltising Director .................................................................................. Laurie Lcwb, Associate Editor ................................................................................... Clint Claybmok Business Manager ................................................................................. Jayne Goldston Assisurat Editor ..................................................................................... Rob Richaldson Staff" Writers .......................................................................... Bryan Geter.Billy Bryant Composing ....................................... ; .................... Dewayne Flowers, Robert Weeras Legals ...................................................................................................... Jayne Goldston Circulation Manager ............................................................... BarbaraArlene Steerman thess Manager. ................................................................................ Wayne Grochowski Pressom Assistants ..................... Larry Colleges, Zaddie Dixon,Darnell Mt'auley Mailroom Distribution ............................................................................... David Boggs COlU'ORAT OmCERS leidem ....................................  ....................................................... .Millard B. Grimes Vk'e President .................................................................................. Charlotte S. Gfiraes Executive Vice President and Secretary ........................................ Laura Grimes Corer 17easurer. ...................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Garrett .,egal Counsel and Assistant Secretary ............................................... James S. Grimes EL--- PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - Nov. 6, 2003 Here's The Truth About From Lewis Grizzard's collection "Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?" Nearly every society has had its element of cruel and sadistic monsters, preying on the helpless and innocent. We call ours "dentists." Get ready for this, because I don't want you to be caught off guard. The American Dental Association has launched a new propa- ganda scheme aimed at peo- ple who will do anything to stay out of a dentist's office - people like me. We are no small group. According to its own figures, the ADA says only half of the population goes to the dentist each year. The purpose of. this scheme is to get the other 50 percent strapped into that chair so the dentist can scrape and pull and drill and make the poor suckers hurt and bleed and then charge them for his trouble. THE SCHEME includes sending out ADA "ambassa- dors" all over the country to tell you incredible lies, such as, it doesn't hurt to go to the dentist anymore. One of those "ambassa- dors" is a lady dentist named Sheva Rapoport, of Allentown, Pa. I read a news- paper account of some of the baloney she is peddling. Get a load of this song and dance. According to Dr. Rapoport: Dentist's offices now offer a more pleasant envi- ronment than before. Dentists are now more aware of their patient's feel- ings. Dental equipment has improved. - If you ask for one, a dn- tist will provide you with a cost estimate before he starts excavating in your mouth. Big deal. So dentists have put in Muzak and hung a few pictures, and now you can find out about their outra- geous prices ahead of time. What the ADA wants to do is double root-canal sales, and I, for one, will not be fooled by its clever trick. Do not listen to the ADA, America. Listen to your Uncle Lewis, who knows all there is to know about den- tists, because he was held prisoner by one until he was old enough to escape without parental consent. \\; The truth about dentists (clip and save:) Dentists like to fill your mouth with cotton and then ask you, So who do you like Monday night, the Cowboys or the Steelers? Dental equipment will be improved only when the heinous drill is totally silent, has a rubber tip and tickles rather than feels like some- one has attacked your mouth with the first cousin to a jack- hammer. Beware an a nervous twitch. Beware any is missing one or gers. Beware any is wearing an amount of leather and chair has straps. Beware dating assistants. They kiss i their teeth and floss ini lie. Despite what says, there are than having you teeth I would gladly list pie, but it's late and I go gum dinner. BY SPECIAL WITH HIS WIDOW, HOME NEWS IS CARRYING ED COLUMNS BY THE LATE GRIZZARD, WHO GREW UP IN BY MORELAND, MOST WIDELY READ WRITER OF HIS TIME. When a dentist says, "-'BOOKSANDTAPESARESTILL "This may sting a little," he maLmor really means, "How high can PRODUCTIONS, P.O. BOX you jump?" ATLANTA, GA 31118-1266 Oral Roberts University BOOK AND MUSIC STORES is not a school of dentistry. WIDE. The Bible Is Never a Book of In an e-mail I received a couple of months ago David Cloud reported on a Sept. 18, 2003 issue of the WorldNetDaily. A portion of he e-mail goes like this, "Canada's House of Commons passed a contro- versial bill yesterday opposed by religious believ- ers and free-speech advo- cates who say it will cromi- nali .:expression aga]nsf l6rfibeual behav- ior. The bill, passed 141-110, adds sexual orientation as a protected category in Canada's genocide and hate- crimes legislation, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. It's been a good week for equality in Canada says the bill's sponsor, Dvend Robinson, an openly homo- sexual member of Parliament As WorldNetDaily reported, opponents fear of Robinson's bill becomes law, the Bible will be deemed 'hate litera- ture' under the criminal code in certain instances, as evi- denced by the case of Saskatchewan man fined by a provincial human rights tri- bunal for taking out a news- paper ad with Scripture ref- erences to verses about homosexuality. The bill new goes to the Senate, which usu- ally rubber stamps the House legislation." Is the Bible a book of hate? Are those who speak out against the abominations of our day hate-mongers? I do not know the outcome of the hate. However, there is some- lfion, but I :: thingthatmudeplaln. want to address the idea of While the Biblereeals God's the Bible as a book of hate. If anyone has read the Bible at all, you will know the most famous of all Bible verses is found in John 3:16. The Bible says, "For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." While I am not a scholar, I do know enough about the Bible to say that the Bible is not a book of hate. The Bible is God's love let- ter to mankind. It is history, which is His story. The Bible gives us the account of how God created man, man fell, but God sent his Son, Jesus, to redeem man. The Bible is a book of love, not a book of love for man, it also reveals God's disdain for sin. Romans 1:18 says, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unright If you would read that verse closely, you would see that the wrath of God was against the ungodliness of men. God hates si n , but yet He loved the sinner so, he sac- rificed his only begotten son on the cross of Calvary. Dear friend, what I want you to understand in this. Just because the Bible condemns it, just because the Bible tells us what is right and what is wrong, it does not make it a book of hate. The Bible is our guide book to Heaven, it is our that leads away from nal destiny in hell. Bible condemns sin, should be firm with its sage, but the Bible reveals to us the To those that have dren, think with me. your child does contrary to what you told him, do you hateful to point out his If you child picks Up a beer, smokes a joint, al ils, dangers and those things, are you him? No, the opposite is because you love warn him. The same is with God. When God us of things that are he is doing so not hatred, but to his love. Yes, this fouled up and calls evil and good evil. But, may we never the mistake of thinking hates people. While God l sin and while he sin is an abomination, stand that God loves even you, and sent Jesus, to die for you. 50 Years Ago m m! mm In the Hogansville UNUSUAL YULE - The front of the Nov. 5, 1953 Hogansville under a headline of "A Sure Sign Christmas Is Not Far story about Sheriff's deputies findin( gallons of moonshine near Road. *FAME! - HogadsvUle was on the Wayside Inn program on IV. FUN TIME - A full page ad for Hogansville Belk-Gallant store claimed, "Santa's Toyland Tonight." Children were invited to see the new offerings, which dolls from $1 to $1.75, $13.95 - $22.50 and the favorite; cowboy hats. EASY TO QUALIFY: An ad Hogansville Finance Company '/anted: 500 people who need a of $10 or more." tised some scintillating flicks, "Eight Iron Men" with the subtitle, the One Who Walks showing was H.G. Wells' "War of Worlds" and "Apache Rose not only Roy Trigger, the Smartest Horse in Movies ." FROM THE 'VCorded about layoffs in defense or eminent jobs? Take orders for