Page 4 — Wednesday, August 31, 2011, The True Citizen
The Pledge Of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which
it stands, one Nation under
God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all.
10 years ago: Aug. 29, 2001
EBA graduate Jeff Godbee was inducted into the Newberry
College Football Hall of Fame. By Bonnie K. Taylor Orders will be taken through Sept. 15 and this will be the last
General Manager The True Citizen year for a keepsake t-shirt until 2013.
Two veteran postal service employees announced their retire-
ment. Matt Abrams had served for 27 years and Waynesboro The First United Methodist Church will be providing child I saw the t-shirts yesterday displayed at Camino Real. They
Postmaster Roy Hood had served 40 years. care Celebrity Waiter night at their church. are so cute! They are available in white or pink (the breast can-
Brothers Wade and Mitch Marchman won the annual Rotary The money raised from the child care will cer awareness signature color) in short or long sleeve in sizes
Golf Tournament for the third time. benefit the Youth Mission trip to the Domini- youth medium to adult XXXL.
Col. Richard Moore stepped down after 20 years of coaching can Republican. The cost ranges from $12 to $15 plus $1.50-$2 for XXL and
the EBA Lady Spartan softball team. He was succeeded by Clint Attending Celebrity Waiter Night on Oct. 6 XXXL.
Inman. will benefit the Downtown Organization of To place your order call Gina Richardson or Inez Penrow at
25 years ago: Aug. 28, 1986 Retailers and child care will benefit missions! the Burke County Health Department, 706-554-3456 or Amy
Bank of Waynesboro shareholders approved an agreement and ****** Sasser or Sara Burke at Dr. Mark Gresham’s office, 706-437-
plan of merger with First Railroad and Banking Co. and First The fourth annual Bird Dog Breakaway 5K 0770.
Union Corp. The bank’s officials had agreed earlier to merge Run and 2 Mile Walk will be held 8 a.m., Sat- Shirts will arrive prior to Oct. 1. Remember to wear your shirt
with First Railroad, which subsequently announced it would be urday, Sept. 17, at the Waynesboro City Park. every Friday during the month of November to show your sup-
acquired by First Union. The race is a benefit for the Center for New port of finding a cure for breast cancer and in honor of memory
Four Burke County residents were receiving medical treatment Beginnings, a ministry to special needs children. There will also of those with dreaded disease.
after being exposed to a rabid domestic cat. be a Derby Dash 1 Mile Run for children ages 6-12 and a 50- Proceeds from the t-shirt sale will benefit the Indigent Women’s
Three local powerlifters – Mary Dee Ward, Jeanne Juntenan yard Pup Trot for children 5 and under. Health Fund at the Burke County Health Department.
and Jimmy Haynes – were scheduled to compete at an event to There will be awards, door prizes, T-shirts and food for all ******
be held at Butler High School in Augusta. participants. More age divisions have been added this year. Go Congratulations to the Burke County High School Bears and
50 years ago: Aug. 30, 1961 to www.birddogbreakaway.com to register or for more informa- the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans for wins on their first
Waynesboro physician Dr. Everett A. Bargeron died at the age tion or call the center at 706-437-0505. game of the football season!
of 55 following an extended illness. ****** ******
Waynesboro mayor Holder Watson announced he would seek Place your orders now for “Still on the Hunt for a Cure” t- The True Citizen-Citizen Graphics and Chalker Publishing Co.
a second term. Businessman Ben F. Wardlow had already an- shirts sponsored by the Burke County Health Department. will be closed Labor Day. We will reopen for regular hours next
nounced his candidacy. Tuesday.
New instructors at Waynesboro High School included band
director H.M. Kittle, vocational agriculture instructor Omri
Rawlins, and science instructor Earl Oxford.
75 years ago: Aug. 28, 1936
G.A. Lewis announced the opening of the new Lewis Funeral PORCH PERCEPTIONS
Home on Sixth Street at Academy Avenue.
H.L. Anderson opened a new automobile body repair shop in Sometimes I muse. race.
Anderson’s Garage. Of course you already know that if you’ve thumbed to this Then there’s my Magnolia. I’m very proud of it. Willie and
Week-end specials at Rogers Supermarket included a 10 pound section of the paper very often. Miss Deb gave it to me for my birthday in July. My birthday’s
bag of sugar for $.51, Maxwell House Coffee for $.23 ½ per I’m a confirmed, unapologetic daydreamer, in April but it’s the thought that counts and I love it. I planted it
pound and a tall can of pink salmon for $.10. sometimes more than others but without doubt in a spot where I can see it from my most strategic vantage point.
“Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” starring Gary Cooper and Jean the best ruminations usually take place when Yep, the porch. Every Southern home should have at least one
Arthur was playing at the Grand Theatre. I have the time to sit on the north porch. Magnolia. This is Dixie yall. My tree is about seven feet tall
I suspect you engage in similar activity if and already blooming. As I gazed at it I wondered how tall and
you were raised below the Mason-Dixon line. how full it would get before I fly off toward the eastern sky.
How much shade will it provide by the time the baby growing
The True Citizen With all undue respect to certain govern-
ment officials and their cutesy and largely
inside my niece Fireball is old enough to sit under it and listen to
the old great-uncle pontificate.
P.O. Box 948 • 601 E. 6th Street ineffective new concept of ” beer summits “ I wonder.
Waynesboro, Georgia 30830 to bring together opponents for the purpose of finding common Then I glanced up. There was a jet off in the distance a ways,
Telephone: (706) 554-2111 • Fax: (706) 554-2437 ground, I’m convinced that Southern people and front porches flying southeasterly, probably headed to Savannah. Between me
Published every Wednesday by The True Citizen, Inc. are the key to solving most any problem the rest of the world and the aircraft, and obviously a lot closer, there was a hawk,
Periodical Postage Paid at Waynesboro, Georgia (USPS could conjure up. way up high, riding the currents in the same general direction
642-300) If only they’d listen. and, through the visual deception known as an optical illusion,
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The True The fact is, things always look better, feel better, become clearer the hawk appeared to be moving faster than the plane. I couldn’t
Citizen, P.O. Box 948, Waynesboro, GA 30830. when they’re thought over from a comfortable perch on a com- help but speculate on who was enjoying the sky the most, the
fortable porch. pilot, or the hawk.
Roy F. Chalker Jr. Bonnie K. Taylor That being said, not all ponderings need to be profound. And I’d bet on the hawk.
Editor & Publisher General Manager sometimes the thoughts might be random and unconnected. I looked toward the railroad track that divides our property
Like today. and tried to remember how our homeplace looked years ago be-
Elizabeth Billips This afternoon I’d just gotten home from Sunday dinner ( Yes fore a chunk of our land was taken from us through a legal mode
Associate Editor Yankee friends, it was dinner, not lunch ) and decided to sit of thievery known as eminent domain. I haven’t seen a train go
outside for a while. I started to think about the funny twists that by in all the years I’ve been back in the Blessed South but, nev-
Jill DuMars, advertising composition and computer pho-
life sometimes takes. My mind went back over the decades to a ertheless, those unused acres must surely still be serving “ the
tography; Lavonna Drawdy, advertising composition
pretty brunette who was my first official “date”, meaning that I good of the people”.
and design and advertising sales; Lisa J. Chance, pro- actually had to call her and ask her to go to a dance. We double Uh huh.
duction manager; Anne Marie Kyzer, staff writer; Tres dated with my cousin because I didn’t have a car. Or a driver’s Just as I decided that it was time to get off the porch and get
Bragg, staff writer; Marianne Smith, classifieds, circu- license. Or a clue.. We had as good a time as two young people productive I realized that I was humming Popeye The Sailor
lation and accounts receivable; Diana Royal, Adver- could who were both as nervous as cats in a kennel. It was our Man. Where in the world did that come from?
tising. only date but she’s still around. She’s been my sister in law for Not a clue.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES nearly all of our adult lives and she cooked that Sunday dinner Somewhere in the musing.
$1 per single copy at locations all over Burke County. I’d just enjoyed. Admittedly, none of the above described nonsense is going to
By mail: In Burke County, 6 months, $17.90, 1 year, After a while the dogs caught my attention. They’re worth- affect world affairs, cure diseases or earn me one thin dime.
$28.10, 2 years, $48.20; outside Burke County, 1 year, less but they are entertaining. They chased each other around It’s just a glimpse at life as it moves along.
$44.30; outside of Georgia, 6 months, $30.00, 1 year, my newly planted Magnolia tree a few times and then stopped to From the porch.
$55. Student rate: 9 months in state: $25., outside of sniff each other’s butts. I suspect the smell was the same as it’s Don Lively is a freelance writer and author of Howlin’ At The
Georgia, $30; One-year online subscription, $20. All been the other ten million times they’ve done it but for some Dixie Moon.. He lives in Shell Bluff. Email Don at
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ancient, primordial instincts were satisfied they resumed their