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December 11, 2009

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PAGE 2 Auditions for "The Importance of Being Earnest" Scheduled The West Georgia Chil- dren's Theater in Hogansville has scheduled auditions for a number of parts in the up- coming play, "The Impor- tance of Being Earnest." The auditions will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Royal Arts Center, located at 402 East Main Street, in Hogansville. The auditions will include cold-read and improvisa- tions. FOR INTERESTED men and boys, the male roles include: John Worthing, a young, eligible bachelor with money; Algernon Moncrieff, a young, eligible bachelor with debts; Rev, Canon Chasuble, an older man of the cloth; Merriman, butler to John Worthing; Lane, butler to Algernon Moncrieff; Boy, valet to John Worthing; and Boy, valet to Algernon Moncrieff. For interested women and girls, the female roles include: Lady Bracknell, a well- preserved lady of means; Gwendolen Fairfax, Lady Bracknell's daughter; Cecily Cardew, Miss Prism's charge; Miss Prism, governess to Cecily; Girl, attendant to Lady Bracknell; Girl, maid to Miss Prism. "THE IMPORTANCE of Being Earnest" is an updat- ed and regionalized adaption of the play written by Oscar Wilde. For more information call 706-884-8361. Special Services at Ebenezer Presbyterian Ebenezer Presbyterian Church will present a pro- gram of carols and Christmas readings at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 13. The Ebenezer choir, under the direction of Eve McKibben, extends a cordial invitation to everyone to attend this special service. In addition, Rev. Harry Cain, pastor Ebenezer, invites all in the area to attend a Christmas Eve Service at Ebenezer. This communion service will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 24 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church on East Main St. in Hogansville. Requires qualifying commitment and a valid major credit card. Salisfac off credit score required Call for full details and disclairr. ,r HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, DECMBER 11, 2009 Grantville Fright Night Cancelled The Fright Christmas event planned for Grantville has been cancelled. Instead of having a Christmas season haunted house, the organizers will have a special float in the Newnan Christmas Parade. CELEBRATE from page 1A the card. The line of cards begins on Main Street in front of First United Methodist Church and continues in the parking lot. There is no charge to view the display and visitors can drive or walk through the Living Christmas Card dis- play. TRAIL from page 1A cut the cost; Find another source of funding for the difference; or Soliciting bids on the project again in an effort to generate lower prices. As designed, the Tower Trail will begin at the amphitheater at Hogansville Elementary and end at Oak Street near the water plant, winding past the old water tower and including numer- ous bends and switchbacks. AWARD WINNERS - Dr. president for spiritual life and church relations (far left) ; of the college's Servant- Leader Awards. From left to right, they are:  Claybrook, faculty/staff winner; Ruth and Tom West, adult winners; Alie Jones, ubwinnor; and Ethan Howington, Audrey Barrett and Jonas Sanchez, representing Hansville First United Methodist Church SHOUT Creative Arts Team, youth winner, i : : HONORING SHOUT- Members ! United Methodist Church SHOUT Creative Arts Team accept their award . Q!,Iiy Brown, LaGrange College vice president for spiritual life and church re, eft" being named youth winners in LaGrange College s annual Servant, Le!Aw-Si I%'om left to right they are: (back row) Ethan Howington, Jonas Sanchez, Llie Wh; (middle row) Kirsten Gaddy, the Rev. She a Crowe, Beth Barrett Kallie Mntgomy, Nick Sinns Audrey Barrett, Kalea Johnson, Carol Cain; (front row) Rosie G'I Howington, the Rev. Dr. Quincy Brown and Meredith SJnns. I00Grange 00llege Honors SHO00, The SHOUT Creative Arts Team at Hogansville First United Methodist Church was honored by LaGrange College on Nov. 30 during the college's ninth annual Celebrate the Servant. The SHOUT team received the youth servant- leader award. In just four years, SHOUT has grown from four to 14 teenagers, with sever- al younger students waiting in the wings to join the group. Leaders Carol Cain, Leslie Whatley and the Rev. Sheila Crowe say they are constantly in awe of the Christian example and ser- vant- leader role model this More Than 150 Vehicles To Choose FOSTER'S AUTO SALES 1511 Hamilton Road LaGrange, GA 706-884-3619 WE FINANCE! Buy Here ,Pay Here! WE FINANCE] group,: :: : ......... were Alie Jones, Jennifer Wheth:J g,h'a- Claybrook and Dr. Tom and matie andTm)Usica! prenta- Mrs. Ruth West. tions:ordo,hotl,o$,d. Celebrate the Servant labor r:, a iridge was inaugurated in 2001 as allowi8::'a part of the College's holiday retired l=:;::./:::orth observances and features a Carolin i-!lorides week filled with college and servieeWs:,?,:i.i:., :: :.community activities de- , signed to put an emphasis on ). said the decision to schedule the water outage on Sunday was made too late for inclu- sion in the newspaper. .................... .......... :-'', Mayor Jimmy Jackson about  of the was apparently caught by water s. :d reoam- surprise regarding the water mcnded   mely outage. ndtiea   "Any time we shut down the fut.rr,: : .  part of the city, the mayor Caunfl)mber:,/a needs to know about it, Leidner 'sid:  dY m JackSon said. rest.d : by . m OTHER business, the t.:::e!::: Hogansville City Council: found R.lf dg with + Tabled a new ordinance dealing withMassage and Spa establishments; Passed a grease trap ::ordinance that will affect restaurants; lem$, .... :. ,.;: ,. , : : . Made two appointments l.::::ii:.i' ,th$ to the Airport Authority inst.8 '  valves, Board; Learned about a grant woutcl c0:Ut $7i000 per : available for local govern- valve and i;laded the ments to develop affordable city begiti melug such valves in tho::bdget. : WHEN ASKED. why the outage took place on a week- end, specifically Sunday, city manager Bill Stankiewicz reported the work had origi. nally ben scheduled for a weekday. However, tke city man- ager noted a rrt from the Dialysis Cmter that dieat- ed a loss of water srvi d..ur, ing the weekday d :be "life threatening." Appar,ntly the choice became either an evening or a weekend, the 10 m..to noon slot was selected to impoct the least number of people possible. , , : Rogardiag providing notice, Star!kiewicz  that housing in historical areas. The total grant is $1 million dollars and only four such grants will be awarded across the country; Learned that November sales tax revenues continued to be down, and if that trend continues, the city could be making budget adjustments; Learned that Stankiewicz has been in con- tact with Charles Davis, pas- tor of the church in Tampa, Florida, that owns the old community building. The city cut the grass at the building and sent the church.a bill. The city is seeking to have the church donate the building to the city; and Learned that a list of "unsafe" buildings has been established and action on the notices were hungfrommail- buildings will be pursued boxes, but that e:ght: under the city's recently have been b!o away. He passed ordinance.