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PAGE 4 - HOGANSVII2 HERALD - THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011 THE HOGANSVlLLE HERALD (Opermh U. ROBERT E. JOHN KUYKENDALL K~ MrrCHELL PUBLISHERIEDITOR BUSINEgS I~ANAGgR ANDY KOBER ~ (706) 846-3188 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Fax: (706) 846-2206 n~vs@star-mercury.corn BRYAN GETER P.O. BOX 426 ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE ~n~tef, GA 31816 O~cial Legal Organ for the City of ~te Last week we talked about the birth of Christ and the fact that he is the reason for the season. Even though we all know that Christmas is about our Savior being born into this world and we celebrate his coming to Earth to live among us, we have many other Christmas traditions. Among those traditions, and probably the second most famous to celebratingthebirth of Christ, is Santa Claus. Sundblom for Coca-Cola advertisements introduced in 1931. In modem versions of the Santa Claus legend, only his toyshop workers are elves. Do you know how Santa An advertising writer came to be? named Robert May, invented The American version of Rudolph, the ninth reindeer, the Santa Claus figure with a red and shiny nose, received its inspiration and its while working on a catalog for name fromtheDutchlegendof the Montgomery Ward Sinterklaas (a Dutch variant Company in 1939. of the name Saint Nicholas). Dutch colonists took this IN LOOKING for the his- tradition with them to New torical roots, one discovers Amsterdam (now New York that Santa Claus, as we know City) in the American colonies him, is a combination of many in the 17th century, different legends and mythi- As early as 1773 the name cal creatures. appeared in the American ThebasisfortheChristian- press as "St. A Claus," but it era Santa Claus is Bishop was the popular author Nicholas of Smyrna (Izmir), Washington Irving who gave in what is now Turkey. Americans their first detailed Nicholas lived in the 4th cen- information about the Dutch tury A.D. He was very rich, version of Saint Nicholas. generous, a .d loving toward In his HistoryofNewYork,childre Often he gave joy to published in 1809 under the poor children by throwing pseudonym Diedrich gifts in through their windows. Knickerbocker, Irving The Orthodox Church described the arrival of the later raised St. Nicholas, mir- sainton horseback each Eve acle worker, to a position of of Saint Nicholas. great esteem. It was in his This Dutch-American honor that Russia's oldest Saint Nick achieved his fully chureh, forexample, wasbuilt. Americanized form in 1823 in For its part, the Roman the poem A Visit From Saint Catholic Church honored Nicholas more commonly Nicholas as one who helped known as "The Night Before children and the poor. St. Christmas" by writer Clement Nicholas became the patron Clarke Moore. Moore includ- saintofchildrenandseafarers. ed such details as the names HisnamedayisDecexaber6th. of the reindeer; Santa Ciaus's In the Protestant areas of laughs, Winks, and nods; and central and northern the method by which Saint Germany, St. Nicholas later Nicholas, referred to as an elf, became known as der returns up the chimney. Weinachtmnann. In England (Moore's phrase qays his fin- he came to be called Father ger aside of his nose" was Christmas. St. Nicholas made drawn directly from Irving's his way to the United States 1809 description.) with Dutch immigrants, and began to be referred to as THE AMERICAN image Santa Claus. of Santa Claus was further In North American poet- elaborated by illustrator ry and illustrations, Santa Thomas Nest, who depicted a Claus, in his white beard, red rotund Santa for Christmas jacket and pompom-topped issues of Harper's magazine cap, would sally forth on the from the 1860s to the 1880s. night before Christmas in his Nest added such details as sleigh, pulled by eight rein- Santa's workshop at the North deer, and climb down chim- Pole and Santa's list ofthe good neys to leave his gifts in stock- and bad children of the world, ings children. In the first Nast illustra- Children naturally want- tion, Santa was delivering ed to know where Santa Claus Christmas gifts to soldiers came from. Where did he live fighting in the Civil War. The when he wasn't delivering cartoon, entitled "Santa Claus presents? Those questions in Camp" appeared in Harper's gave rise to the legend that Weekly on January 3, 1863. Santa Claus lived at the North A human-sized version of Pole, wherehis Christmas-gift Santa Claus, rather than the workshop was also located. elf of Moore's poem, was Now you know the story depicted in a series of illus- behind Santa Claus. trations created by Haddom THE HOGANSVlM HERALD is I~shgd weekly by Trib Publications, Inc. at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. The Hogansville Herald is published proudly for the citizens of Hogansville and its goal is to produce quality, community oriented newspa- pers that you, our readers, are proud of. We will reach that goal through hard work, teamwork, loyalty, and a mmg dedication toward printing the ~uth. USPS 642-1140. Subscription rates by mail: $25 in Tmup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $32.50 a year in gale; $40 out of slate. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Ho , 30230.Single copy 50. FOR svsscmFnoNs call (706) 846-3188 ee to Circulation Manager, Trib Publications, P. O. Box 426, Czorgia 31816. POSTMASTER" Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Manchester, GA31816. Floridahasnotbeenoneof Before Tim became the my favorite football teams Broncos' starting quarter- probably because over the back they had won one game years they have beaten our and lost four. When this col- Georgia Bulldogs a good umn was written with Tim as number of times. However, a starter they had won four when Tim Tebow was their games and lost one. Despite quarterback they were one guiding the Broncos back to of my favorite teams except some winning ways his dis- when playing the Dogs. tractors say he is a phony, Tebow is now the starting fake and a goody two shoes. quarterback for the Denver Broncos and some of his HIS TEAMMATES and detractors say his religious coaches who see him when beliefs are fake and scripted, the cameras aren't around Arnie Stapleton wrote in an say he is a sincere, praise the article recently for the Lord and pass the football Associated Press. kind of guy with the world at Tebow has no problem his feet and his head nowhere professing his faith and talk- near the clouds. ing about how he was more "He really is genuine and excited about building a chil- the emotion and the passion dren's hospital in the that you see him out there Philippines than he was in playing with, he has the same leading the Broncos to a last passion off the field with minute win over the New those type of things, the char- York Jets. ity things and the missionary Tim was born in the things," receiver Eddie Royal Philippines to parents who said. "He just lives that way. were missionaries and taught Like I said there's nothing him never to shy away from fake about Tim Tebow." professing his faith. He feels "He's real," Coach John compelled to share his story Fox agreed. "He walks the of salvation just as Reggie walk.Aguylikethatintoday's White and Kurt Warner have society, in my mind, ought to done when playing profes- be celebrated, not scrutinized sional football, to the level that he is." Even with what his team- mates and coaches say, for a guy who was raised on a farm, home schooled by his parents and listened to Frank Sinatra's songs to pump him- self up before games, Tebow still has plenty of detractors. Champ Barley says the same thing about Tebow that Royal says, "You know the thing is, there are reasons that people could dislike other ath- letes. Like, say for instance, alot of people could love T.O. But there are reasons for peo- ple not to like him. But when people don like Tim, you try to understand why they don't. Some people have a problem with Tebow wearing his reli- gion on his sleeve." In his autobiography, "Through My Eyes" Tebow wrote: "It's not always the easiest thing to be the center of attention of so much spilled ink. You read glowing things and it doesn't feel deserved. You read things that are crit- ical and it cuts you to the bone." Tim tells about lessons learned from his mother who home schooled her five chil- dren in Jacksonville, Fla. He talks about baseball, how he doesn't like soft drinks or have time to date and about how religion was always a pri- ority in his life. "For as long as I can remember this was instilled in me: to have fun, love Jesus and others, and tell them about Him," he wrote. Tebow says that he tries to take the applause and the boos in stride. "You are going to have people that praise you and people that criticize you and everything in between," he says. "I am grounded upon my faith, my family. Football is what I do for a living and what I do for fun," he says. Yes, Tim Tebow is my kind of a professional quarterback as well as the many other players and coaches who are not afraid to tell and teach others about the importance of knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. .~): : 71 Just in time for Christmas, a good news story comes along that deserves to be shared. This story involves Daniel, an adult tabby cat, and the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Greendale, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Animal Center is - for a little longer - located in a mall in the Milwaukee area. The Center is a no-kill animal shelter, which means staff members work diligently to find homes for unwanted pets. Without the hard work of no-kill ani- mal shelters, many animals would be euthanized - which is a kinder word for killed. The Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center staff was hard at work finding homes for unwanted pets whey they received very bad news. It appeared the owner or man- agement of the property served notice the rent would be going up. In fact, the news reports indicate the rent was doubling. Apparently there was no way the Center could pay such an amount and they began to seek other solutions. But in a depressed economy, charitable contributions are becoming harder and harder to locate. Despite the tragic news and not knowing what the future might hold, staff mem- bers continued performing their work in finding homes for animals. And then Daniel came upon the scene. pers, in internet articles, and on television. Suddenly, Daniel was quite the celebri- ty - in a feline sort of way. Then donations began arriving to help the Center. Many of the donations were in the amount of $26 -- $1 for each toe. Since October 24, the Center has reportedly The condition is called received$80,000indonations, IN O CTOBE ,polydactylism, a fancy word over half of it bemg Roweql:Uqi ei: ...... the for a genetic mutation that $2damoimts. Milwaukee Animal Rescuecauses some cats to haveIt appearstheMilwaukee Center, visited the animal additional toes. Most typical- Animal Rescue Center will control facility to pick up a ly such cats will have an extra soon be in a new building - cat she wouldtake back to the pair of toes, or maybe two thanks to a cat named Daniel Center. When she bent down pair. PolydactTlism is an -- and his 26 toes. to pick up that cat, Daniel inheritedtraltthatisbredinto Daniel does not hold the stuck his pawout his cage and some specific cat breeds, record for extra toes. A cat poked her head. Rowel1 took Daniel from in Maine is reported to have "He was very clearly say- the animal shelter with the 28 toes and is being submit- ing, 'I need to be rescued, I'd intention of finding him a ted for an official record. like to be your friend, please home, but Daniel quicklyBut Daniel might be the pay attention to me," Rowell became the shelter mascot, only cat with 26 toes that has later recounted. "And when It is amazing how cats can saved an animal shelter- and a sign is that obvious, we tend ingratiate themselves into helped save other animals. not to ignore it." our fives. Does this good news story No one really knows make you want to help? where Daniel came from, or AS WORD about Daniel's Find the nearest no-kill even how 01d he is, but it numerous extra toes spread animal shelter and make a turned out that Daniel was around the community andcontribution. I know money not just an ordinary cat. beyond, word about the is tight, so if you cannot con- Most cats have a total of Milwaukee Animal Rescue tribute money, consider con- 18 toes, which includes five Center's need to find a new tributing your time. on each front paw and four home also spread. You'll be glad you did. on each rear paw. Daniel has Daniel-and his extra toes 26 toes. - was featured in newspa- That's my opinion. I In the Hogansvflle Herald TIME FOR MUSIC - The top story in the Dec. 12, 1962 Hogansville Herald was about an annual event. "A special program of Christmas music will be presented Sunday evening, Dec. 16 by the combined choirs of the First Baptist Church, First Methodist and Ebenezer Presbyterian Churches. Rev. Carrey Barker, intenm pastor of First Baptist, will preside. ON TI'IE CLUB FRONT - 'q'he Pilot Club of Hogansville entertained their bosses at a civic night banquet at their November meeting held in the dining room of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Everett Joiner, president, welcomed the guests." ,RECORD LOWS? A more interesting story on the front was small and slightly vague. Apparently, the weather had been bone-chilling cold. "Them are some citizens about Hogansville who are today muttering that it is colder than it has ever been, at least in these parts." One person reported their thermome- ter had shown 2 degrees. TOP EDUCATORS- Pictured on the inside were three 'teach- ers of the week:" Miss Kathleen Sewell, Mrs. W.O. Darden and Mrs. N.O. Skeen. CINEMA TIME - Movies showing at the Royal Theatre were Dragnet, No 77me for Sergeants, Mern//'s Marauders and Gir/ of the Nigh descnbed in the ad as "adult entertainment."