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PAGE 6-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2002 WELCOMED- The Hogansville First Baptist Church is i hosting a Seder service Sunday, January 5th at 6 p.m conducted by Bert Sandier The public has a cordial invi- tation to attend this Seder service at the HogansvUle First Baptist Church, located at 500 East Main Street I Mery Christmas & Happy New Yeart 1888 E. Main St., Hogansville 706-637-9395 1-85, Exit 28 (Across from McDonalds) Main Street Massage Therapies 103 College St., Hogansville 637-9696 MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR [SPECIAL! t $10 OFF 1-hr. Massage Reg. $55 NOW $45 Gift Certificates Available Becky S. Dickerson, NCTMB Lu RE G00D00E)D In my brand nw.,. 0 ................... CHEVROLET, OLDSMOBILE US 27, New Franklin Road LaGrange, GA * (706) 882-2576 CREDIT PROBLEMS? Due to Bankruptcy, Divorce, Liens, Lay-offs? WE CAN HELP! ! ! On-The-Spot Approvals & Delivery Curtis-The USE YOUR W-2 AS A Credit Doctor DOWN PAYMENT! Call Curtis...The Ci'edit Doctor 1-800-772-4389 or (706) 882-2576 FREE CALL! All Applications Accepted To all our loyal customers, ends and neighbors, we'd like to extend our heartfelt wishes [or a happy and healthy'holiday. May it te heavy with Ilessings and joy. Many than for your loyal support and endship. PoP's GROCERY Hwy. 100, Corinth Open Seven Days a Week Lee Outlines Plans to Educators By BRYAN GETER Senator Dan Lee spoke to the Meriwether County Retired Educators last recently during their regu- lar meeting held at the fel- lowship hall at the Greenville United Methodist Church. Lee told the members that he now has fifteen coun- ties instead of five to repre- sent since th re-districting last year. The senator said there wasn't much good that came out of re-districting. "the new governor is going to allow me to recommend the first bill in the Senate come January," Lee stated, "and that  be a new map so we can put the districts back like it is suppose to be." "The law says we have to look at the maps every ten years, but we can redo the maps more often," Lee said. Lee told the retired edu- cators that it was a good time to be in education. "If I was an educator," he stated, "I'd be doing cartwheels right now - an exciting time." Lee said he wanted his child to be the best he can be without politics entering in. My number one goal is to have the best teachers and facilities available and let him teach as few students as we can afford for him to teach. A child's education is not and should not be a political function. "It is too important for a child's education to cast into a "pot of politics". I think the State Superintendent's will be appointed somewhere down the road. Lee said he didn't vote for the HOPE but thinks it has done alot of good for edu- cation, especially in rural Georgia. He said the HOPE has highlighted a program that stres too'me'h on going ay arj cer EDUCATION COUNTS - Pictured above are Medwether County Retired Educators standing with Senator Danny Lee (L-R) President Josie Walls, Lee, Nancy Carter, program devotion and,Anne Threadgill, who taught Lee when he attended Meriwether County Schools. By Bryan Geter GOOD TIME TO BE IN EDUCATION Senator Dan Lee told a group of retired educators at the monthly meeting held in Greenville that it is a excit- ing time to be in education in Georgia. to college. He said the State of Connecticut has only six per- cent of the eligible students taking the SAT, while in Georgia, eighty percent take the test. The medium score to enter at the iiyersity of Georgia last year was 1206 and the average student in Georgia made a 966 on the SAT. Georgia's dropout rate inlproved, he said. 71 percent who starts the mnth grade finishes. Georgia's dropout rate is the in the south and the fifteenth in the country. Dropout rate in college is just reverse. TwentT-nine percent who starts college finishes in Georgia. "Alot of students go to college who should not go," Lee added. "We've got to promise the opportunity. Everybody ought to be able to go to college, but many aren't intended for college." Lee said it cost taxpay- ers $8,700 for students to go to college each year after the HOPE and other fronds are used. He said it is'more impor- tant to have an K-12 grade education than to go to col- lege. School taxes in Meriwether County has gone up 800% in the last ten years. "We have got to stop telling every child that he has to go to college," Lee quipped. Many of the students needs a trade and there are many calls for skilled labors in the workforce. Lee said that a person's quality of life isn't base on the SAT or even going to col- lege. We in government should try to give the oppor- tunity to take the burden off property tax payers. West Georgia College, he stated, is bringing instruc- tors to schools looking at the SAT scores and making rec- ommendations for those who need to go to college or technical schools. Those attending the meeting were Josie Walls, Elease B. Shelton, Annie M. Tucker, Pauline Sinkfield, Shirley Fowler, Dorothy Y. Orr, Anne Threadgill, Nancy Carter, Jane Craw ford, Myrtle Lawhorn, Marie Carlisle and Dorothy Snyder. After the meeting, the group enjoyed lunch at the Garden Path Care in Greenville with Sen. Lee footing* the bill: ......... Contributors Signing Up for Starlight Tree The Starlight Tree is already up and decorated on the corner at Askew Realty in Hogansville. More bells will be added througout the holiday season. Bells are available from any Pilot Club member, or you may call Nell Estes at 637-6440 or Lori Drake at 637-9930. Bells are $10 for one name or $15 for two names on one bell. A number of contributors are already taking part: In Honor Of: *Greenbough Garden Club by Hogansville Pilot Club *Bailey Starling by Grammy and Grandaddy *Dr. Greg Freeman by Lisa and Tommie .Hogansville Homemakers Club by Hogansville Pilot Club In Memory of: *Claude McKibben St. and Corey McKibben by John and Eve McKibben *Laura Tillman by John and Eve McKibben :Don Weiher by John and Stephanie *Brent Williamson by Shirley and Roger Williamson *Nedra and Glenn Williamson by their family *Velma and Grady Higgins by their family *Bobby Higgins by Evelyn Higgins and children *Glenn Estes by Nell Estes *Renee Coggin by Mama and Daddy *Brown Dollar by Janie and Eddie Dollar *Edith Buchanan by Janie and Eddie Dollar -Louise and Lonnie Strickland by Sybil arid Ralph Gaddy *Louise and Tommy Gaddy by Sybil and Ralph Gaddy *Donnie Faulkner by Ruth Richardson ! -Eugene Crocker by Jean Crocker -Wade Gaddy by Sybil and Ralph Gaddy and Lois Spence *Don Spence by lois Spence, Sybil and Ralph Gaddy W M W The Rev. Harry Cain, the Interim minister of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Hogansville, has announced a list of special services to be held at the church during this Christmas sea- son. All of these services are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend any or all of these special events. Rev. Cain stated that in the midst of the busy and hectic activities of Christmas, these services at Ebenezer provide time for both quiet reflection on this season and a time to share in a caring fellowship with others. Music of the season will be part of all these services. Chamber Music Concert Slated for This Saturday The strains of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" won't be the only Christmas music in the air around Hogansville this year. The folks at Clemens & Co. Books and William and Mary's Antiques are planning a free concert of chamber music and carols in their joint establish- ment at 200 East Main Street. "It's something nice we want to do for our customers," says Jack Leidner, owner of Clemens & Co. Books. "And the setting in this gorgeous turn of the last cen- tury building should be just right." The free live concert will be given on Saturday, December 21st at 2 p.m. "I love Christmas," says Mary Stewart, owner of William and Mary's Antiques. "It's nice to have all our friends stop by. Besides the won- derful local talent playing, we'll also have refreshments for everyone." Clemens & Co. offers nearly 40,000 great used and rare books, both on line at www.clemens- books.com and in the shop. William & Mary's has a fine assortment of antiques, special- izing in American art pottery. In addition, they have West Georgia's best selection of sports memorabilia. "If this goes well," adds Leidner, "we'll continue to have music and entertainment on the weekends monthly starting in the New Year. It will make shop- ping in Hogansville even more fun.,' Each Sunday: Bible Study - special music time. As is always the case "Messiah" this service will use the warm, living 10:00 a.m. charm held by children in such a spe- Each week this study will be look- ing at the historical and theological sig- nificance of the Bible passages used in Handel's great choral work, Messiah. Part of this study is to better under- stand these passages and then listen to how Handel set them to music in his work. Dec. 22: Children's Christmas Music 11.0 a.m. The morning worship service will be highlighted by the children of Ebenezer leading the congregation in a cial way to remind, everTone of the power of the Christmas baby. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion This most special service will offer a chance to quietly worship on this Holy night. Candies will be used as part of the communion service which will include traditional music of Christmas. Rev. Cain invites everyone to come and celebrate this season of Christmas with Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. INSPIRING- The Fourth Annual Lovelight Service benefiting Habitat for Humanity was held at the Methodist Church in Greenville Sunday. The service involved reading the names of love- lights purchased in honor of people or families or lights in memory of those loved members of the community who are no longer with us. Wdh the Chrismon Tree in the background, Kiel Schultheiss lights the candles that were taken outside by the congregation Holiday Services at Ebenezer Continuing M