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, ! ! ..... HOGANSV HERALD - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 PAGE 5-A Photo By Andy Kober SPECIAL GUEST - It's a busy time of year for Santa, but the jolly old elf has committed to be present for Friday's Light Up Pine Mountain, giving children and adults an opportu- nity for an early visit. By ANDY KOBER While celebrating arrival of the Christmas Season in Hogansville is two weeks away, those ready for the season to begin should visit Pine Mountain on Friday evening. Two annual events are scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm and they are Light Up Pine Mountain and the Holiday Cookie Exchange. Light Up Pine Mountain will be held at' the corner of Broad Street and Commerce Avenue in front of the Pine Mountain Tourism Association office in the downtown area. The Park Elementary School Chorus along with choral groups from various churches will perform a number of Christmas and Holiday songs. At the end of the music Pine Mountain Mayor.Jim Trott:wfll officially switch on the lights ori the town's ChriStmas Tree, Welcom- ing the Christmas Season to Pine Mountain. Even as the Christmas Tree is lit, Pine Mountain Fire Department will be bringing Santa Claus to Light Up Pine Mountain where he will take time to greet all the children pres- ent. THE HOLIDAY Christmas Cookie Exchange, sponsored by the Merchants Association, will be taking place among the shops in the downtown area. Visitors are encouraged to Visit the shops, enjoy some delicious cookies, and see the unique Christmas presents available in the shops. It is recommended to begin the Cookie Exchange at Country Gardens and get a cook- ie receptacle to hold those delicious treats The Cookie Exchange is scheduled tolast until about 8 pm. l Ginny Lee Nash 222 Fth Street Manchester, GA 3181C 770-696-7548 ginnynash mytupperware c0m gin.leel@live,c0m : Elecffic&Refdgera Electronic Commons Real Estate. Deeds . Wills, Probate, Divorce . Child Custody & Support . Modification of Child Support . Contempt. Adoption Legitimation ' Yo Att oryb ee! Ga. Reg, CU 400531 E.Rk Ceded 137West Main St. MANI ESTER 846 9781 Law Office 0f LAW FIRM Tina M. Stephens, LLC FLOWER VASES & POT HOLDERS STARTING AT $45!!! STOP BY or CALL TODAY!!! By DR. JOHN A. TURES Professor of Political LaGrange College Science There's a recent movie out called "Thank you for your service," that's getting a little attention in the press. It's thanking veterans for their service to this country. And that's something we do every year on Veterans' Day and Memorial Day. But it took a speaker from China, and reactions from my ten-year- old son, tO help me see how every veteran, especially the Cold Warriors, gave life to my youngest child, and gave me another reason to be thankful. Most of the veterans who are recognized are so honored for their courage under fire. Certainly others did their duty with pride and no less bravery, especially during stressful training, guarding, and wargaming, but may never have heard an enemy shot. I'm writ- Those of us who lived during the Cold War know its importance. But it's a different story for younger generations. Some revisionists would have you believe that it was no big deal. It was over-hyped. It was just a waste of time, a lot like the Y2K phenomenon (where people thought our computers would be messed up by the year 2000). They want you to think it was unnecessary. But that's just not true. The week of Veterans' Day, I had a speak- er come to LaGrange, GA. Lily Tang Williams, from the Victims of Communism Fund arrived to tell us her tale about being born in China, and being raised as a "Young Pioneer" during the bloody Cultural Revolution, where students turned in their professors, and each other, for being insuf- ficiently hard-core communist. Even fami- ly members turned on each other. Victims could be executed, or sent away to brutal, labor camps to be worked to death in inhos- pitable conditions. Eventually, Ms. Williams was able to come to the United States, and stay, giving up her law professor position. She married an American, became involved in real estate, and eventually became a U.S, Senate candi- date for the Libertarian Party in 2016' in Colorado. She was even included in a debate with the incumbent senator and his GOP rival, stealing the show by calling for body-cams for politicians! In addition to speaking to college students, she also gave a presentation to our Cub Scout Den. After telling the kids her story, we asked the scouts what freedoms they now do appre- ciate. One mentioned freedom of speech, while another chose the right to vote. One mentioned freedom of travel. My son, nor- maUy a chatterbox compared to his older sis- ter, stayed strangely quiet. After we dropped our speaker ...... off at._ _her had a One-Child Policy?" I told our second- born that it was so, providing an academic discussion that focused on the rationale of limited resources and overpopulation, not getting it. He stared at me with wide eyes, in shock, and replied "But dad, if that happened here, you wouldn't have had me." It then hit me, harder than ever, what free- dom truly means, and that means to have a family that you want, which is more impor- tant than we think about on a day-to-day basis. But my young son got it right off the bat. So, on behalf of my son and myself, our family thanks you for supporting freedom, and opposing tyranny, in all forms. /' John A. Tures is a professor of political science at LaGrange College in LaGrange, J Ga. He can be reached at , jtures@lagrange.edu. His Twitter account is JohnTures2: Photo Submitted ' :: : TOP SHOT - Last week, " Troup Countgy Sheriff James Woodruff presented a check in the amount of 500.00 to Lynn Howard which were the proceeds from this past weekend's Top Shot competition. 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