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Page 2 - The News O0 B ty Friday, October 3, 2014 -Community Calendar- By Emily Lundy Special to The News Did 1 hear from north- ern experts that only in the South or more so (Texas, of course) we spank, beat or whip our children? By the way, the correct pronunciation for "whip" is "whup." At least know what you are talking about when you criticize with your lies. I do not condone spanking, but obviously some people do not have a child who is clearly out-of-hand, doing whatever he chooses, wherever he is. There is a fatty part on the behind of most children that with an infrequent spat or two on a child doing wrong will let him know. This can be done through the clothing and doesn't really hurt, just gets the child's attention. 1 might have been guilty of this a few times with my boys but not my daughter. Usually after school age, a child can be talked to, reasoned with, pun- ished some other way, or not punished at all, and let us pray for those latter ones. My husband used his belt on our boys twice when nothing could stop their fighting. He hated to do it. He also believed there was a place: for paddliiig in the schools when other discipline measures failed. Paddling is quick, lets the student know he ..... (lrscapa'es N of Emily did wrong, and my hus- band did not want to hurt .anyone; just make a point. He had a habit of ask- ing his children, "Am 1 going to have to take off my belt to settle this'?" Of course, no one wanted that, and the unwanted be- havior stopped In my mind, always ran the humorous comment from the kids, "Yes, daddy, take off your belt. We want you to." My parents did not spank much. Mother used a tree limb on me once or twice. I deserved it. Dad never spanked me. Once he threw a rolled-up newspaper at me which hurt only my feelings or emotional channel. I tried to be better. But we must go back in time. A father with a large family in the depression, afraid his family would starve, whipped his boys often, for letting animals into a field of growing food, or forgetting a chore until rain had fallen and ruined it. Then Uncle Sammy tried to smoke behind the two-story barn, burned it down, and my gentle grandda&dy, beat him with a ,8trap or part of a horse hook-up leather or whatever. Gone were the stored foods for winter like ears FLOORS 1005 South 31'!1 Street Mabank. TX 75147 Phone In Orders Welcome MoN-THuR 11AM-9PM FRI-SAT 11AM-10PM * SUN 11AM-3PM 903-887-4511 Fax: 903-887-4510 1316 S Third Street Suite 108 Mabank. TX 75147 Texas Press Association Member 2014 ~thens and Malakoff i #L 20,, "~ ~,~ of corn, potatoes of two kinds, feed for the mules. equipment, archaic as it might be, seeds for the spring and potatoes a fam- ily could live on. white or sweet. All was gone. How would a family of 12 sur- vive? The older boys fbund jobs and began re- building. I don't expect many to understand the tragedy this was, but it was devastating. Every time granddaddy looked out and saw the ashes of the barn, he wanted to whip Sammy again. Granny learned to hide the boy. My granddaddy was a respected, good man, who never owned a car, but he took care of his familv. He never got over the barn accident. Not quite a generation later, my husband was growing up in a family with his parents managing or renting a farm that pro- vided everything a rural family needed for sur- vival in food - a cow to milk. meat to eat, cornbread and beans for dinner with beans and cornbread for supper in the worst of t~mes. When chores wermft done or done right, papaw whipped his older chil- dren. Some never forgave him. families has been each child in these two ram ilies having no or few children. No dad beats his children and doesn't enjoy smack- ing one. Most experts against spanking have no chil- dren. Which is easier? Growing older or rearing children? Take your pick. Not for a minute do 1 believe the South is the biggest part of the nation to spank children. There's the West, the Midwest, the North itself, the bor- der areas anywhere. Can you remember when the first horrific shootings in a school took place in the South and caused the media of all kinds to blame gun wor- ship (Texas, too) on the disaster. Then schools, towers, buildings, in fact schools. all over the country were shot up and I wept. But no apology for the South or the grandpa whose guns were stolen for that first horrendous tragedy. Weren't those two young boys building a bomb in the garage that would have killed more innocent people? Or was that a north- western town where the parents had no clue such action was going on in the When my husband was 7garage. 40 l~ius~ he' forg~i~d~fli'S"~ 'And the blame Ibr the dad and realized the man horrendous in An]erica was afraid of failure of goes to the South. 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Any erroneous reflection upon the character, stand- ing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of this newspaper will gladly be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. POST OAK MEMORIAL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING The Post Oak memorial CemeteryAssociation is hold- ing its annual meeting at 10:30 a.m Saturday, Oct. 4 at the cemetery located off CR 1309 between Malakoff and Cross Roads. Lunch wil~ follow. HENDERSON COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE The Henderson County Senior Citizens Club is hold- ing its monthly dance at 7 p.m Monday, Oct. 6, at the Hendeson County Senior Citizens Center in Athens. The Hwy 31 Band will provide country western music. Every- one is welcome. The Henderson County Senior Citizens Center is located at 3344 E. SH 31 in Athens. HENDERSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S MEETING The Henderson County Republican Women's Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Ladies 18 and older and their spouses are welcome to attend. Speakers will be Henderson County Republican Party Chair Betty Hol- land and political activist Clint Stutts. For more inform a- tion, call Krista Stutts at (903) 519-3635. PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MEETING Those dealing with or wanting to learn more about Parkinson's Disease are encouraged to attend a meet- ing at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at Arabella's in Athens, located at 413 Gibson Rd in Athens. For more informa- tion, call (903) 681-4167. EAST TEXAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY FALL FESTIVAL The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is holding a Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Event features dog and car show, vendors, but- terfly workshop, face painting, pumpkin decorating and reptile presentation. For more information, call (903) 675- 5630. NARFE MEETING The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Asian King Buffet in the Northgate Plaza in Waxahachie. For more information, call (903) 874-3092. HENDERSON COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE The Henderson County Senior Citizens Club is hold- ing its monthly dance at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hen deson County Senior Citizens Center in Athen s. The Hwy 31 Band will provide country western mu sic. Every- one is welcome. The Henderson County Senior Citizens Center is located at 3344 E. SH 31 in Athens. WINTER WONDERLAND FROM KITCHEN AND GARDEN Henderson County Master Gardeners present "Winter Wonderland from Kitchen and Garden" at 6 p.m. Tues- day, Oct. 21 at the First United Methodist Ghurch located at 225 Lovers Lane in Athens. Admission is free. Event features fall decorating ideas and Railway Cafe chef Justin Boswell will prepare fall vegetables. For more inform a- tion, call (903)675-6130. TRINITY VALLEY SINGLES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING The Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at the Calvary Baptist Church located at 1125 E. Corsicana Street/SH 175 in Athens. Singles can meet other singles, have dinner, playcards and/or Dominoes, or just visit. Bring a covered dish or some type of food item. Dinner is at 6:30. For more informa- tion, call Jean Love at (903)_340-7395. MEALS FOR THE HUNGRY Meals of Kindness serves dinner on the last Wednes- day of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Church of Christ located at 1200 E. Corsicana in Athens. For more information, call (903) 675-3975. The Athens Soup Kitchen serves meals each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 421 N. Prairieville in Athens. For more information, call Gall Doherty at (903) 681-2754. COMMUNITY CALENDER POLICY The Community Calender is a venue in which non- profit organizations can promote their services, meet- mgs and events at no cost. Events sponsored by nonprofits that are sales or collect money from those participating requwe the payment of an ad at a minimum of 15 words for $20 in the classifieds to run a complimen- tary listing in the Community Calendar. These articles should include only basic information - who, what, when and where. Articles must include pub- lishable contact information and a phone number. Send articles by e-mail to or fax (903) 887-4510. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m. Monday for each issue. Organizations needing to relay more information on services or events, orwho seek a longer promotion time, are encouraged to call our advertising staff at (903) 887- 4511. MediaOne, L.L.C. considers non profit organizations to be groups operating primarily on a volunteer basis pro- viding a service for others. t~