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HOGANSVmL HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2003 PAGE 5-A t's Tar and Feather the Journalist EDITOR: I read with much disgust today Clint Claybrook's article Showdown is "lhesday". In my opinion, Mr. should be tarred and feathered and marched down Street in Hogansville. His to the "race issue" was both offensive and and completely erased any integrity your news- may have had left. It is true your credibility has suf- recent months. Maybe you would like to explain why Harris, a candidate for Council Post 4, was listed as White, or why an article concerning Dr. Jafri's med- practice was under a heading "Police Investigate Cases". you people proof-read? I do not appreciate being labeled as a "white" person. In " the color of a person's skin has nothing whatso- to do with his or her desires and capabilities as a pub- official and should not be given consideration. I have had to deal with this "racial thing" ever since the I qualified for candidacy in the race for City Council, it sickens me to my core. A man whom I don't even know me and tried to intimidate me. A former mayor even to my house, saying "they" got together and asked him come by and try to convince me to withdraw from the race was going to "mess things up"! All this did was add fuel fire! There is no place for this type of "KKK mentali- r" in this day and time. This is 2003 - not 1903. Has history ht us nothing? I do not judge a person by the color of their skin and I do wish to be judged by my "color". Some of the comments I've heard mostly have been "I'm racist, but..." and come from people who claim to be evidently do not read the same Bible I read do they know the same God I know. If their house is on does it matter what the color of the firemen are? If they g to death, does it matter what color the doctor Do black soldiers not fight alongside white soldiers? Is a black Heaven and a white Heaven? Is there a black and a white Hell? Mr. Claybrook's article merely reinforces the ugly divi- nature of some people. It breeds danger when you choose and certainly does nothing to promote progress for a r troubled. We should be more concerned with working together to a city we can all be proud of. We should not be con- with a persons color We are all in this boat together, unless everybody rows in unison, we are going to pad- die around in a circle. "United we stand, divided we fall." Shame on you, Clint Claybrook. God bless Hogansville. BEVERLY WEEKS Hogansville Reunion Events Need More Planning DEAR EDITOR: To the Reunion Week Planning Committee: An Open Letter... Until this year, I had not attended one of the Humming Bird/Hogansville High School Reunion fest weekend (been living out of state). I've heard others in the past talking about how much fun they had, so I had to experience it for myself. While I enjoyed some of the activities, planning beyond the sporting events did not exist. Some may even say, miss- ing in action. This sentiment was repeated expressed to me, and felt by me. While there were rumors that a dance was schedule at the American Legion, but this could not be confirmed by any- body I came in contact with (I wonder why?). A dance was organized at Mike's Elite Restaurant, but it did not include the many classmates that graced hall of HHS (I wonder why?). I am saying this to say, a posting somewhere of all organ- ized events beyond the games would have been nice. With regard to the flag football games, as a former play- er, I have heard others raise questions about their safeW (i.e., fitness) -- old bones and backs. I would like to float an idea for the 2004 Humming Bird Festival/School Reunion game. Maybe the organizers should approach Callaway High School with a proposal. The festival could sponsor a Hogansville High School Memorial Junior Varsity Game (Classic) for Callaway. Local teams like Heard County, Greenville, Manchester, etc. would PARK MEADOW APAR"MENT .... 7i .... ,'iiii i'!!iiiiiiiiiiii}'i)iii!iiiiii!';;,'iiiii!iii DAY TO REMEMBER- Ontego Hall, Jr., age 3, and his three month old sister, Tovah, were baptized on Oct. 12 at Matthew's Charismatic Episcopal Church. A meal was shared in the Parish Hall afterwards. ]'racy Pike on her flute, on Hammered Dulcimer, with Traci and Maritza Gresser on autoharp and guitar furnished music. Pictured from left are Vicar Ron Clummer, godparents Frank and Pat Maas holding T.J. And Torah, and proud parents and Cady Hall. "Taste Good" Sweet Feed 50lb....| 400 Topic of Subdivision Meeting An informational meeting for the of the Cameron Point subdi- located off Cameron Mill Road County, will take place on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Dallas Church located at Wares All other interested citizens are to attend. Point and Sturbridge located adjacent to the are a classic example of wildland urban interface situation similar to the areas being plagued by wildfires in California and other parts of the country. The Georgia Forestry Commission is taking a proactive approach to reduc- ing fire danger to residents that find themselves in an interface environment. Cameron Point is the latest project to put into effect procedures to reduce forest fuels and establish permanent fire breaks around the subdivision. The point of the meeting will be to demonstrate those procedures with slide and movie presentations. The Commission's Firewise trailer will also be in the church parking lot for tours. Firewise is a national effort to edu- cated citizens on the dangers of wild- land fires in the urban interface and what the homeowner can do to fire proof the area around their homes. For more information contact the Georgia Forestry Commission at 770- 254-7218 or 706-845-4122. Student Wins VFW Essay Competition Demario McDowell recently m award for excellence in writ- for his entry in the Patriot's Pen Competition, a VFW-sponsored event at Callaway Middle School. His essay, entitled "My Pledge to America" read: My pledge to America is to honor respect the United States of and if necessary to sacrifice life for its continued freedom. this country, my life and my freedom would disappear. When I pledge allegiance to the United States Flag, it is as if I am look- at America. The red, white and blue our flag symbolizes the blood that was shed to make us free, the lives that built this country, and the hope for all future generations. The flag represents a country that offers people a chance for happiness and success. I treat the flag like a doctor treats his patient - not like a terrorist treats people with threat- ening guns and knives. My state of Georgia is not the biggest or the richest state in America, but Georgia was one of the first thirteen colonies that formed this great country. I want Georgia to be the safest, strongest, most productive, most char- itable and most loyal state in America. I challenge all Americans to respect every human being - no matter the race, the gender, the standard of living, or the religion. Too many wars have been fought over senseless issues. Problems can often be solved without killing. Humans should be able to talk to each other and meet in the middle. I want my life to shine so that all of my fellow Americans will know that I believe in the "home of the brave and the land of the free". I believe that America is the greatest nation on earth. I want to make sure that America is the greatest nation on earth. I want to make sure that America stays on the top rung of the ladder, I pledge to support our country by helping the homeless, visit- ing the sick, preserving our environ- ment, cleaning up the planet, and get- ting the best education that I can. Happy birthday to Josie Smith Nov. Nov. 12 will be blood pressure Gordan Nov. 8, Edwin Spradlin cheeks and exercise. 14, Lurine Craven Nov. 21, and Mondays and Wednesdays come join Marciniak Nov. 26. us for exercise, walking and games. The Senior Center will be closed Nov. 11. Thanksgiving day and the following Bingo, quilting and nutrition will be Priday the Center will also be closed for., Nov. 13. Friday, Nov. 14 will be exercise, the holiday, games and a movie. Nov. 18 will feature bingo and holi- day cooking. A birthday party will be on Nov. 20 for the November birthday members. A Thanksgiving lunch will be served on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Happy Thanksgiving. be invited to improve attendance. The game would take place on Saturday during the fes- tival in Hogansville, so it does not conflict with the school's varsity game. * During the half time show, we could remember former teams, players, coaches, cheerleaders, etc. The winner of the game would receive the Annual Hogansville High School Memorial/Humming Bird Festival Trophy. Also, a Most Valuable Offensive and Defensive play- er would be recognized. In the end, this would achieve a number of objectives. Provide an opportunity for many us to fellowship with old class mates. Create a real game that will likely have many kids from the Hogansville area. The children of many of the alumni would experience that the old "Greenwave Spirit". Also, we could save a few aching backs!!!! Also, this would likely provide a means for additional peo- ple to visit Hogansville during that weekend to spend money. The way I see it, this would be a Win, Win, Win Proposition for all. 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