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Houston home journal. (Perry, Ga.) 1999-2006, July 06, 2006, Image 1

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THURSDAY July 6, 2006 VOLUME 136, NUMBER 131 OUR FRONT PORCH IN BRIEF Historic documents, portrait to be presented ■ Norwood M Davidson, will be at the Houston County Board of Education offices in Perry July 18 at 4 p.m., Tuesday, to present some documents related to the early history of Perry, including the first annual catalog for the Houston Female College, which was located at the site of the pres ent Board of Education offices on Main Street. Davidson will also present a portrait of his great-great-great grandfather, Samuel Dodderidge Killen, who donated the land and SSOO for the founding of the col lege. Besides the Killen documents, he will have on hand memorabilia from the William Henry Norwood family from which he is also a descended. All those interested in Perry’s history are invited to attend. Perry Yards of the Month ■ The Perry Beautification Commission has chosen the following homes for Yard of the Month for July: Mr. and Mrs. Murray. 1009 Gilmer Street and Mr. & Mrs. Joe Ochoa, 1022 Duncan Avenue. Robins AFB Museum of Aviation 21st Annual Auction and Raffle ■ The Robins AFB Museum of Aviation 21st Annual Auction and Raffle will be July 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Century of Flight Hangar in the Museum of Aviation. A SSO raffle ticket, which admits two to, according to a release, "great food and a wonderful night out” or a $25 - for those who do not want to participate in the raffle - can be purchased in advance online at: www.museu showproducts.asp?;Name=MOA %20Foundation%20Auction%20a nd%2oßaffle. DEATHS ■ Robert W. “Bobby” Jones ■ Dorothy Belle Riels ■ Tom "Screwdriver" Watson Collins. Jr. INDEX LOCAL 2 A WEATHER 3 A OPINION 4 A LEGALS 3 B SPORTS 1 B COMICS 7 A CLASSIFIEDS 8 A PERIODICAL A Award-Winning Newspaptr 2004 Better Sewspaper Contest COGl* GEORGIA NEWSPAPER PROJECT Man Library UNfV OF GEORGIA ATHENS GA 30602-0002 3-D4GU 306 July 6, 2006 Sfh’\i.\(i IfoiSTo\ CoL.yn Sr\< t: !S7() (The 1) hffirM LEGAL ORGAN FOR HOUSTON COUNTY, city of Perry, city of Warner Robins and city of Centerville \ i \ ■ y LM LJnl f | l vM S *1 * Jpl! 1 I |iH|’ * -*>c. *•«,» I* W v ■ w W Jhl m Jgjp ' ■ . .-| ---V ■ \ -Mj/x&ifi. xtß»?gw : <v- *y J / '“l/ '.Mr w . j dfr HHJ Charlotte Perkin* Amanda Dryden with 5-year-old son Gabriel at the Bonaire United Methodist Church choir supper last Wednesday evening. With failing kidneys, Dryden is currently Fop Dryden big inspiration comes in a small package By KRISTY WARREN HHJ Staff Writer Amanda Dryden appears to be the portrait of a healthy 28-year-old. However, what you wouldn’t know upon first glance is that she is in a battle for her life and her struggle has been one most of us couldn’t even imag ine. You see Dryden first learned that her kidneys were failing when she was pregnant with her first child, Gabriel. Dryden was married in June 2000 and in November of that year, became preg nant with her first child. Through doctor’s visits Illness rekindles a spark Jr H.. w HHJ/Charlotte Perkins Dryden and former high school sweetheart and now boyfriend Barry Harte sit together at the choir supper. WWW.HHJNEWS.COM How you can help Bonaire United Methodist Church is receiv ing donations to help Amanda Dryden. If you would like to help, please call the church office at 923-7317 or mail a check to 144 Elm Street, Bonaire, GA 31005. Write Amanda Dryden’s name in the memo field. A trust is in the works for her medical bills. concerning the pregnancy, she learned she had kidney failure. In fact, Dryden said doctors were surprised she was even able to become pregnant, given her levels of creatinine, a compound formed from creatine and found especially in muscles, the blood and urine. “They have no clue how I got pregnant,” she said, adding her levels of creatinine were at 1.9, a level of toxicity. A healthy See KIDNEY, page 6A By KRISTY WARREN HHJ Staff Writer A few months ago, Diyden rekindled a romance with high school sweetheart Barry Harte. Dryden was his first love, but the two lost touch after high school when Harte went into the Marines and Dryden married another man. Recently, Harte, back in town, ran into a mutual friend of his and Dryden’s at Wal-Mart and began talking about Dryden. The friend told him about her health problems and described her situation. Harte left the store feel ing down about her disease, his mental picture of her a woman withering away. When the two finally reunit ed, Harte found that his image of Dryden was far from the truth. She is still as See LOVE, page 6A HODAC recieves award funds Special to the HHJ HODAC, Inc. of Warner Robins will receive $33,800 as part of an award for providers delivering sup portive housing and related services to homeless and other eligible persons, it was announced Thursday by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The grand total being awarded and distributed is $6,434,900 ($583,600 to be spread throughout Georgia) said Commissioner Mike Beatty. “President (George) Bush and Governor Sonny Perdue have both commit ted substantial resources to address issues of homeless ness,” he said. “Since 1987, DCA has provided guidance for Georgia on this impor tant quality of life issue that touches every commu nity.” “Today, DCA is pleased to join HUD and the State Housing Trust Fund Commission in providing these much needed funds.” Based on published cri teria, Beatty said 151 agencies throughout the state have been selected to receive funding to support operational costs, technical assistance and a wide range of related social services.” “We are especially pleased that these awards will go directly to those front-line providers that provide ser vices to individuals and families without homes of their own,” he said. State funding is provided through Georgia’s State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless. Federal funding is provided through three Changes in the air Mm E» pVC vn b JpQro fIyKHP* | wkf 1 HkS ft ■ 9 a I ftjp jf%. | if ra|| 1 llllH. il vr IMS jl | 8 Sw V # ■ ■■»***• m A B*Si' ? gtfli gk !%*•* sjj* ■ 111 B submitted Hospice of Houston County has a new name: “Heart of Georgia Hospice”. Above is the changing of the sign. Below are Hospice employees during “Team Spirit Day” where they were presented with new shirts with the new logo 6n them. r % ' , ;i f | t\ /: v\ \ s hWill ) .\l-.w s/M/7 a | 50£ TWO SECTIONS • 20 PAGES 'President (George) Bush and Governor Sonny Perdue have both committed substantial resources to address issues of homelessness. Since 1987, DCA has provided guid ance for Georgia on this important quality of life issue that touches every community/ - Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development programs, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS and Supportive Housing Program. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs was created in 1977 to serve as an advocate for local governments. DCA oper ates a host of state and federal grant programs; serves as the state’s lead agency in housing finance and development; promul gates building codes to be See FUNDS, page 6A