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HOGANSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016 PAGE 3—A ogansvr a Community Calendar Preschool Storytime Der: at the Hogansvziie Pubic Library, {gin guest for children ages : ' " rmatirtn sail 1364.33? span “inn t-iagenswtie Sanger Center. Ministeriai Association. 1 fr- , I; Suriname-d by Hogans Hogansville Pilot Club meeting, 6' Monday. Jan 2, at ‘ the tiegarisonle Recreation .‘par‘tt‘nent Hogansville City Council meeting, .7 Tuesday. .éll ally The penis: 22:3 to 5 Hogansville Masonic Lodge ting. r:- Menday, ' Jan. fit at the in Héogansv e. Hummingbird Quilt Suite. 1 ’it-r‘een 5 the Community Room the Hortense-Eire 95138}: Jan 11‘ ,5 '50113439 Authority. and 33:3 .. 5 Hagansviile Municipai Court, “2:36 e on. 3 Friday. jen. the Hogansvitie flotat- Hogansvitle Flint Club meeting, a p.ms_. Monday, Jan. 16. at 3 Hogansville City Council meeting. 1? pm ‘i’aesday. Jan. i in eity The is reassure-gee ahead. Downtown Development. Authority meeting 6'30 :1 rn. ' "toasting, Jar: , Hogarrsvirte City Hall. nubile 22$ weasel-tie to a rand. ‘ Geneva Oliver Maxwell 13, 1937 - December 13, 2016 14-Year Hogansville Resident Mrs. Geneva Oliver Maxwell, 79, of Heflin, Alabama, passed away, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home. Born January 13, 1937 in Tallassee, Alabama, Mrs. Maxwell was the daughter of the late John Ray Oliver and Fannie Mae Guy Allen. She lived in Hogansville for 14 years before mak- ing her home in Helfin four years ago, was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Ranburne, Alabama, and loved crocheting and playing bingo. Survivors include her husband, Pete Maxwell of Heflin; daughters and sons in-law, Betty Ann Hill and Billy .White of Heflin, and Tracy and Greg Cronic of Corinth; sons and daugh- ter in—Iaw, Charles Ray Sears of Graham, AL and Kerney Swann and Sandra Medlin of Roanoke, AL; brothers and sisters in.-‘law, Billy Wayne and Cathy Allen of West Point and James and Dianne Allen of Hogansville; sisters, Flora Walters of LaGrange and Betty Jean Smith of Eastman; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren, including a special great granddaugh- ter, Star Moreno. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Lacky; granddaughter, Cambie Sears; great-granddaughter, Selena Moreno; brother, John Oliver, Jr.; and a sister, Ruby Lemerle Oliver. A memorial service was 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, in the Chapel ofClaude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, with Reverend Chad Burdette and Reverend Debbie Dollar offi— ciating. Condolences may be www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com expressed at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Editor’s Note: Death and funeral notices must be received by pm. Monday prior to run date and must be sent to the newspaper by a funeral home only. For more information about how to submit death and , funeral notices to this newspaper call (706) 846-3188 or email news@star—mercury.com or john@star-mercury.com. Fes tive Fun Facts About Chris tmas The first artificial Christmas trees were made by. Germans out of dyed goose feathers. . Each year, more than three billion Christmas cards are sent in the United States alone. If you gave all of the gifts mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” you’d give a total of 364 gifts. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was dis- played in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Washington. The world’s longest Christmas stocking meas- ured 106 feet 9 inches long, and 49 feet 1 inch wide. It weighed as much as five rein- deer, and held almost 1,000 presents. The stocking was made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007. Christmas trees have been sold in the United States since 1850. The British wear paper crowns while they eat Christmas dinner. The crowns are stored in a tube called a “Christmas crack- er.” Christmas became an official US. holiday in 1870. 301 South Hwy. 29 , Ho ansville, Ga 7 6-6374360 Debra Aldridge, Owner Amanda Summers, Stylist Casey Mema, Stylist Thanksgiving, Christmas, And Toilet Paper “Celebrating the first holiday following the death of a close loved one has a way of making you more keenly aware of your own mortality and the things, places, and people in your life that really matter. It has been aptly said that life is like a roll of toilet paper the closer you get to the end - the faster it goes! While I have absolutely no plans of checking out any time soon, I realize that my roll of toi- let paper is more than half gone and is picking up speed daily! Momma’s death has made me realize, more than any time in my life, we only have today. Therefore, whatever I want you to hear me say, I must say today - before my roll of toilet paper runs out! Therefore, as the patriarch of this family, I thought it entirely proper and fitting to use this occasion to tell you for what I am thankful.” The paragraph above is the opening statement of a letter I wrote to my wife, children, and grandchildren as part of our Thanksgiving celebration in 2005. Momma had just died. In the letter ~I tried to explain to them how much I love them and how proud I am of them. As an adult I’m thankful for special family days like Thanksgiving and Christmas. On these days, if only for a little while, we can stop the toilet paper roll from spinning and enjoy the moment called “today.” Many of “life’s little moments” are created on these special days moments that will be forev- er frozen in time and etched in our memories. These are the good-ole-days of our lives. For most adults, Christmas is a time when we reminisce about family and the innocence of child- hood. Somehow, if for just a little while, we are magi- cally able to recapture that innocence.’ In doing so, we find a sense of belonging, self-worth, and acceptance that we find no other place. As we gather, we find the smells and sounds strange- ly familiar. We laugh and cry over the same old sto- ries and rehash tales of events that occurred long ago. And like an old worn coat, we snuggle deeply into the comfort, joy, and famil- Run your ad in” Hogansvilte Hera“! Call us today: (706) 84661 88 It has been a pleasure to serve you this past year. Thanks for your Wishing you a. jolly good time whatever you do. It’s been our pleasure serving you. TECHNOLOGY , LLC Manufacturer of Thermoplastlc Pavement Marking Material Woodbury, GA Rev. Aaron "McCullough Columnist iarity that only home and family brings. Through this, we forever immortalized the people'welovinglycall“fam— , Sadly, for some, Christmas is not a happy time of year. It is not a time of cheer. It is not a time of peace on earth and good will toward men. It is, in fact, a time of deep loneliness, sad- ness, and despair. I think pain somehow makes it proper and fitting that Christmas is celebrat- ed in winter. You see, in nature, winter represents the season in which most plants become dormant; the skies turn greyer; the dark- ness is longer, and the tem- PERFECT ATTENDANCE REWARDED - perature is the coldest. In these bleak conditions it becomes very easy for a sense of hopelessness to set- tle in. But the gift of Christmas is that into the pain of humanity’s hopeless season the angels announced the birth of Hope to a bunch of shepherds. .Hope was born of a virgin. Mary called Him Jesus. I call th-Lord! As long as our roll of toi- let paper continues to spin, the seasons of our lives will continue to change. Sometimes it’s spring; some- times it’s summer; some- times it’s fall, and sometimes it’s winter. But even in the dead of winter when things are at their bleakest God gives Hope. Hope was born on Christmas day. And as long as Hope is in this world we have the assurance that spring will come. The truth of life is this - at some point the roll of toi— Phorto Submltted Callaway Elementary students who had perfect attendance during the second quarter were in a drawing for a prize. One stu- dent from each grade level won either a Karaoke Machine, an Android Tablet, or a Razor Scooter. The winners are : front row, left to right: Kayden Harris, Tyjah Johnson, Rodney Turner, and Thomas Yeanrvood; back row: School Guidance Counselor, Britt Wood, DiamondAndrews, KaziahAndrews, and School Principal, Amy Thornton. Not pictured is Rickey vaughn. City Sets Holiday By ANDY KOBER Closings The Christmas and New Year’s holiday closing schedule for city hall has been released. In celebration of Christmas, Hogansville city offices will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23 until Tuesday, Dec. 27. For New Year’s, city offices will be closed from Friday, Dec. 30 until Tuesday, Jan. 3. Claude A. McKibben&Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 [,1 r; n H |' I... w '- I With Bright Wiener; Community BankaTrust let paper runs out for each of us. ‘ Only then can the beauty of the sum of all our life-seasons be appreciated. When the last sheet leaves the roll in the life of a per- son we love, it is then we simply bow our head, thank God for the privilege of hav- ing known this person, and find comfort through Jesus our Hope that springtime will come. Thank God that , into the pain of humanity’s hopeless season Hope was born. His name shall be called Immanuel - God with us! Merry Christmas! Brother Aaron Aaron McCollough is an area missionary with the area Baptist Association which serves Harris, Meriwether and Troup coun— ties. He is a resident of Hogansville. At "the tidings For your trust in us, we are deeply grateful. Funeral Home memsreeruogamreeeorgra-roeearesn 1.".:.. 4. -'I:|r1'r'Q’ DowntoWn Hogansville 706-637-6544 These syonsors encoura eyou to attend the church rfyourc or’ce Surrth l