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O. and HOGANSVILLE HO~ NEWS - THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2004 PAGE 3-A Success Story Hogansville Honor Graduate Now Proudly Sendng With Marines Captain Thomas D. Spradlin, a 1992 honor graduate of Hogansville High School, joined the USMC in 2001 on the delayed entry program. He attended Auburn UniversiW on the MECEP program and, after graduation, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He trained in Quantico, VA for IT Instructor Trainer of military marshall arts. While on a tour of duty in Okinawa, Japan, he became a master diver trainer. Upon his return to Parris Island, SC, he underwent extensive training for marine combat instruction of water sur- vival and became executive officer of the Instructional Training Company. On June 30 of this year, in a change of command ceremony, Capt. Spradlin became Company Commander of ITC. This company trains over 21,000 marine recruits a year and is responsible for four out of seven graduation require- : ments that all recruits leaving Parris I sland : have to meet. ., He is the son of Howell and Nadine : Spradlin of Hogansville and is married to , the former Autumn Roque of Simpsonville, ,~ KY. They have a two year old son, John ~: Thomas. , Captain Spradlin is a career marin~. ~t .,4 7 i By Frarmes TIME - This is the group involved in planting the new trees at the park on Street. ght to Behold Pilot Club Ttans Neglected Block into New Park From STAFF REPORTS During the last year and a half, the site of the old swim- ming pool and tennis courts on Johnscm Street has under- By r~amu no~aoa COORDINATOR - Elaine Carr is coordinator for the Hogansville Pilot Club of the park and playground project on Johnson Skeet. of 'the Hogans~rille Pilot Club. Club members obtained permission from city offi- cials to renovate the entire block and make it into a park chat could be used and enjoyed by city residents. The project was a major undertaking for a small group of women and the club called on others to help them along the way. Because of the efforts of club members and volun- teers, the park has been transformed into a place for children to play and a walk- ing trail has been adde& The "most improved" aspect of the park may be the landscaping. "Because of the efforts of one man, the park will become one of the most beau- tiful areas of the city, a club spokeswoman said. AI Simpson, owner and operator of Lone Oak Tree Farm has committed him- serf, his staff and his trees to helping transform the park. By ~ Robimmn OVERSEERS - Lynda Ayers and AI Simpson made sure the trees going up in the park were handled safety and were in the right location for planting. Y~u have a cut or a sore that simply won't go away. It may be cause tot scrl~ ,us c~mccrn, especially if you are diabetic. At our Wound (2enter, we use advanced wc, und caw therapies including l lypvrbaric ()xyg(:n Therapy. This promotes heating of difficult wounds and injuries - in a relaxed, comtortabh: setting. The Columbus Regional Wound Center is locat,'d on The Medical (::enu~r campus with convenient parking and easy access. "l'hc (i