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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2003 Church Gospel Meeting Starts Sunday Hogansville Church of Christ will begin its gospel meeting Sunday, Nov. 9 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 13. Services are at 7 p.m. nightly. Our speaker will be Bro. Larry Acuff, evangelist, of Carrollton. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to hear the gospel of Christ proclaimed. Call 637-6476 for directions, information or transportation. Bradley Cider is the regular evangelist. Freemans Announce Birth of Son Mr. and Mrs. Richie Freeman announce the birth of their son, Elijah Neal Freeman, on January 29, 2003. Elijah joins two older brothers, Rodney Law Jr., and Scotty Law. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Eason. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Freeman. The mother is the former Terri Eason. Topic: 'God's Answer to Terrorism' Revival is coming to Luthersville Baptist Church. Dr. Jim Waller will give his message on "God's Answer to Terrorism." The Stanley's and Eric Baker will be the musical guest. The revival starts Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:45 a.m.and continues nightly through Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Casual Dance Set for Next Week The Moonlight Ballroom Dance Club of LaGrange will hold a casual dance on Fray, Nov. 14, from 8- 11 p.m. at the Callaway Auditorium on Dallis Street in LaGrange with the IBM Band. Visitor COUPLES are welcome - $15 per couple. Enjoy rock-n-roll, foxtrot, swing, shag, rumba; waltz, cha-cha, tango and more! For information on the dance or ballroom dance lessons, call (706) 637-9295 or (706) 884-5857. Springfield Anniversary Coming Up Springfield Baptist Church in Hogansville welcomes you to the celebration of its 128th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker wilt be Pastor Charles E. Nesbitt, Jr. and the Providence Baptist Church of Atlanta. A dinner will be served. Annual Turkey Shoot Will be Nov. 22 The Hogansviile Optimist Club will hold its annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the shooting range beginning at 10 a.m. In case of rain another date will be announced. The funds from this event allows the club to help needy children at Christmas. Chzwch Pays Tribute to Pastor Members and guests of Family Worship Center of HogansviUe paid tribute to pastor James Calhoun dur- ing a special service held Sunday morning on Pastor Appreciation Day. They were pleased to have Pastor Calhoun's mother, sister and nephew participate in the service. Several church members spoke to show the church's appreciation to him for his devoted dedication and lead- ership. A covered dish dinner was enjoyed by all follow- ing the service. Family Worship Center is located at SIS Industrial Road  Hogansville. Services are held each Sunday with Sunday School at 10 a.m., worship at 11 and at 6 p.m., and on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. We have much to offer you and your family including senior saints, youth, mens and ladies groups. Reading Program Off to Good On Thursday Hogansville Elementary School kicked off its annual Reading Program with an "Olympic event." This year's reading theme is Take The Lead...Read[ Throughout the rest of the year, students will be study- ing countries that have host- ed the Olympic ceremonies, and they will be competing for these countries by read- ing books. The reading program kick-off began with a Parade of Nations, with student rep- resentatives bearing flags of those countries they will be studying. The Hogansville Elementary School chorus performed a beautiful rendi- tion of "It's A Small World". HELPING OUT- From left to right, Coach Claude Giddens is shown with seniors "figner, Carl Epps, Brian Moore, and Clantwan Martin from Callaway High School. The highlight of the pro- players Chris Tigner, Carl and other qualities gram was special guest Epps, Brian Moore and one be successful in speakers from Callaway Clantwan Martin spoke to the High School. Coach Claude students about responsibili- The program Giddens and senior football ty, perseverance, teamwork, Which Was Hogansville's Best Finding Answer Is No Simple By TONY B. LOWE (HHS CLass of '84) A discussion often held among old players is, what was Hogansville High's the best team? This is a complex issue, for many reasons. Namely, the complexity of game, quality of players, quality of their competition, and changes in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) rules, all makes such a debate difficult. With regard to changes in the GHSA rules, prior to 1979, the Region 5 did not have a playoff system. Therefore, the team that won most of regular season's regional games was awarded the Regional Crown, at the end of the reg- ular season, and an automatic bid to the state playoffs. In 1979, a regional playoff system was established and a bid to the state playoff had earned through this play- off. Despite the 1979 and 1981 teams win- ning their sub-regional title (10-0), both lost in their Region Championship games to a team they had previous beat- en, Greenville. Under the old rules, both teams would have won the regional title and entered the state playoffs. , .Therefore I decided to look at the "Battle of the Regional Undefeated" and to compare and contrast these teams around similar features. "Battle of the'Undefeated" In other words, comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Specifically, average points per game (PPG), highest state ranking, regular season ending in state, worst loss, and largest victory, number of shut outs, and team result. To achieve this, I reviewed published Atlanta Journal & Constitution, LaGrange Daily, and Hogansville Herald news accounts in order to com- pile the following results (See below). Given what we know, if we estab- lished a four team "Fantasy Playofff', who would win? Since the '72 and '76 both competed for the North Georgia Championship, they would be placed in different brackets. Round-one: Game No. One: 1972 vs. 1979 Waves. Game No. Two: 1976 vs. 1981 Waves Who would win and why? In game one, could the likes of James Perdue, John Ransom, and John Leavitt Slow down the equally powerful ground and passing attack of Terry Rhodes, Doug Pritchett, Eric Rutledge, and David Rutledge? At the same time, could the likes of Cal Messengale, Stanley Patterson, Willie Jackson, and Ayers contain the 'lightening" Larry Robinson and power Ezzard Phillip ? The defensive edge goes to squad; the offensive the 1979 squad. I believe anced attack of the 1979 team have propelled them to a win. Wh do you think? In game two, Jackson, Tim Evans, Scott Attaway contain the running attack of KennY Charles Sanders Robbie Robinson? In fact rushed for almost a during.the 1976 season. Conversely, could Pike; George Franklin, Ronnie ! Sr., Robert "Red" Boyd and Murrell contain the speed Robinson and the threat of Phillips? Given the maturity of 1976 offensive and defensive goes to them, but the 1981 physically larger. Despite-this, I the 1976 team would have won, The Final: 1976 versus 1979 Who do you think would win title of Greatest Ho School Football team in (after 1966)? I have my opinion, but I'm not Making Everyone A Winner For Carol Chumley, winning isn't everything, it's the only thing. But we're not talking about ball games here - we're talking about instilling a winning attitude and helping people grow stronger in mind. body and spirit. For nearly 30 years, Carol has been a medical technologist at West Georgia Health System. In that time, she's helped improve the health of countless people. But in her spare time, she's helped many more. Carol has been a vohmteer coach for the Troup County Parks and Recreation Department since 1987, coaching young girls and boys in many sports with great success. But her contributions to our community go far beyond that. She also volunteers at the LaGrange Pregnancy Center and the Court Appointed Special Advocate of Troup County - not to mention teaching Sunday School for the past 20 years. With people like Carol Chumley on our team - and in our community - everyone wins. WEST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM One health system. All the care you need. I514 Vernon Road / LaGrange, Georgia / (706) 882-I4II / www.wghs.org !