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The Republic Columbus, (hd., Saturday. December 1. IM In Brief Friendship ended only by death Bennie Milton Gooden was Objects of Our Affection By Barbara Jo King m save the planet by involving their congregations in the environmental movement. - The Oregon Global Warming Campaign is the first of 17 state efforts nationwide to be organized by ministers, rabbis and other religious leaders. "We intend to move the challenge of climate change from the laboratories of science and halls of diplomacy to the pulpits and pews of the American heartland," said the Rev. John Huenink of Eugene, a leader of the Presbyterian Church in Oregon. "Global warming will hurt creation." Husband a priest' CHANHASSEN, Minn. It's official. Lawrence Blake is now a Catholic priest, husband and father of three Blake, a former Lutheran minister, is exempt from celibacy to preserve his marriage The Vatican granted him special permission in June to become a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Vatican's decision has drawn the attention of members of the Catholic community who want to see other mergers of marriage and priesthood. Wire Reports School play resurrected GRIFFITH Some 59 elementary pupils will get to perform " their school play this Christmas after all. But the performance won't be at school. A nearby church offered its sanctuary for the play after school officials considered canceling it to avoid an expensive lawsuit. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union had said the play's religious theme was inappropriate for a public school. "Miracle on Bethlehem Street" is a musical comedy in which the characters praise Christian beliefs. Free trip to Israel WASHINGTON - Hillel, the Jewish college organization, reports that 3,000 students from more than 80 campuses and 48 states are taking up an offer of free 10-day tours of Israel during the winter break. The program is open to college students who have never taken a group tour to Israel. Some 9,000 students applied this fall, and Hillel chose the participants through interviews and lotteries. Churches campaign EUGENE, Ore. - Church leaders have launched a campaign to Gooden walked . with . a -limp . because he walked on that broken ankle up and down the halls of the hospital trying to find his "buddy." He still feared Buddy was dead. The numerous stories about a bond of friendship which began at birth and continued throughout Bennie's life would fill this newspaper page The last several months Buddy has visited Bennie frequently. Sometimes just sitting with his friend who was too ill to do much talking. He succumbed to cancer Dec. 10 after a long struggle to keep some quality of life during the illness. Buddy and Bennie led very different lives in their maturing years. Paths didn't cross so often. Friendship and history of the kind these two shared, however, always surface in times of need and is as sweet as it was in years gone by. "A friend loveth at all times." Proverbs 17:17. Barbara Jo'i column appears every Saturday. She can be reached at 342-3117. . their strength and eagerness to work, "we made some good money," Buddy remembers. Still together, still working as one In 1950, when the guys were almost 21, coming home from a late night of roller skating in Shelbyville, driver Bennie fell asleep at the wheel, broke off a 14-inch diameter tree and uprooted the stump, pushing the engine into the front seat and sending Buddy's head through the windshield. Buddy's facial scars tell the tale of a tongue held on by a shred, a cheek cut completely through, his right eye hanging out on his cheek, the other eye swollen shut, numerous other deep lacerations and a broken ankle, just for emphasis, it seems. In the ambulance, friend Bennie, also with a broken ankle,' tried to jump out, mistakenly certain he had killed his best friend. The ambulance driver, Roy Lee Medaris, had secured the emergency vehicle. Even at 100 miles per hour, Gooden couldn't escape. The rest of his life, Bennie born eight days after Buddy King, in the late spring of 1929. Bennie and Buddy became friends very early in life Their lives were hardly the norm for growing boys. And I'd rather not relate some of the mischief those two conjured up. There are, however, some notable acts of friendship between the two. One that I have heard about was the day Buddy fell from the second level of the grandstand at the fairgrounds on 25th Street, the area now occupied by Fair Oaks Mall. The fall rendered 12-year-old Buddy unconscious. When he opened his eyes he saw a bucket of water poised to be poured into his face That sight generated some quick movement.. Thinking Buddy was OK, the two preteens mounted their bicycles and started home. Buddy made it to the pagoda (now preserved and located at the 4-H fairgrounds). He got off his bike, lay in the grass and fell asleep. Friend Bennie kept watch, for about two hours, until Buddy awoke The boys took off on their bikes for their homes, blissfully unaware that Buddy, no doubt, had suffered a concussion. One wonders how Buddy made it to Ninth and Jackson streets with a head injury, leaving Bennie at his house at 25th and Cottage Avenue, only a couple of blocks from the fairgrounds. Buddy now wonders if the unrelenting headaches have been a result of that fall, exacerbated by more fistfights than he can, count. (He wanted to become the next Joe Lewis.) During high school they worked at the tannery, where Mill Race Park now is. After high school they worked together at the local foundry, and because of ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 'Tirst United 9thodist Church Eighth and Lafayette 372-2851 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Fifth & Lafayette 379-4491 Sunday Services Worship 8 30 & T030 am Bible School 9 40 a m. "One Giant Leap-John 1:1-14 "Messiah" 9:30 a.m. Chancel Choir & Guests 1 1 .00 a.m. Celebration Service "The Gift of Jesus" 1it i 1751 27th Street 372-4555 (1 block west of Central Avenue) Worship 6:30 and 1 1 :00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - UMYF- Sunday 6:00 p.m. Nursery Available Pastors: Melvin Bucky Jordan Nancy Harmon Chizmar http7www. gbgm-umc.orgasbury Broadcast on Cable Channel S3: Service 10 00 a.m. Sunday Worship at fa Church of our Choice is eek PENTZER PRINTING, INC 4505 Kelly St. Columbus Municipal Airport PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, INC "Short-Term, Long-Term & Direct Hire Positions with the Best Companies" 3029 N. National Rood. COLUMBUS EXCELLENCE IN ORTHODONTICS Peter H. Leonard, D.D.S. 540-1 Plaza Dr. CoUbusJN 47201 812-372-3041 COLUMBUS INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC Electrical Motor Needs For ' Farm Industry &jmmercial A.G. EDWARDS & SONS, INC Investments Since 1 887 William D. Smythe 700 Washington Street, Suite 201 Columbus 175-1540 ALTERNATIVES FOR HEALTH, INCf "Professional Therapeutic Massage & Other Complements to Whole Living" 1260 Jackson it. 376-9194 ARAB PEST CONTROL Locally owned & the oldest pest control in Columbus 376-7575 523-8546 GRIFFIN INDUSTRIES S. Lafayette Avenue, Columbus 379-9528 HARDEE'S FAMILY RESTAURANT 61 1 Third Street Columbus 379-2886 Fax 376-691 1 HATFIELD CONSTRUCTION ' Residential & Commercial Work Drvwall, Plaster, Lathe, Stucco . Fully Insured-Free Estimates 806 2nd Street, Columbus 376-8115 HEART & HOME DECORATING ACCESSORIES and Its Staff 23 ION. National Rd. Columbus 372-8488 JAY C FOOD STORES West Hi I II III ! L I I 1 c V I J2 tEwaa 1 m vni it ARK B OOK AND GIFT "Give 5rve a 622 a gilt from the heart. qilbmtKsAri' Easfbrook Plaza 376-9548 ARTS CLEANERS. NC I op rtiianapoiis Kd. .CoGmbus 372-8414 376-3214 Emergencies COOPER TIRES DEXTER'S TIRE & BRAKE 2235 25th Street, Columbus 372-0245 CRACKER BARREL OLD . COUNTRY STORE RESTAURANT "See us after church this week" Sun. thru Thurs. 6 om-10 pm Fri. &Sat. 6 anvil pm 11701 N. East Executive Drive Edinburgh 526-7968 DELL BROS. CLOTHING 416 Washington DEVENING BLOCK, INC 895JonesvilleRdr D0NUTSN' COFFEE Open Mon. -Sat. 4 am-lpm Sun. 4am-J lam 2222 Stole St., Columbus .376-2796 Columbus 372-1114 PETERS' PLUMBING, HEATING And Air Conditioning 292525m St. ' Columbus 372-1891 PRESTIGE PRINTING . Frank and Jenny Miller 25fh St. Shopping Center 372-2500 RICHARDSON HOME IMPROVEMENT "Qualify Products at Antordable Prices" 2760 25th St., Columbus 372-6847 . 7lh STREET OGAR COMPANY Columbus' Onty Walk-In Humidor 1632 7lh Street , 1 BlkW. of Central 375-6798 SOUTH CENTRAL HOME DECORATING CENTER ." 2685 N. National Rd. 372-1878 jo laiitomia 3 1-Mi 20th&Natii onalRd. EmrnsvUle CMmr-ck 379-4030 AXS0M PLUMBING 372-3797 BAR-CONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 1142 North MarrRd. Columbus 372-8776 BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY -REMC 801 Second St. Columbus 372-2546 . "A Touchstone Energy Partner" BOB EVANS RESTAURANT Taste the Greal Taste of BobEvans' . 221 Carrie Lane, Columbus 378-0442 BRAD'S HOME FURN3HNGS 729 Washington St. 372-9179 BURD'S CLEANERS 3001 25th 379-9184 1 2th & Washington 372-7122 2761 Central 375-061 6 BUSINESS INDUSTRIAL FEDERAL GHXTLfOON 740 N. MarrRd. CoUbus'372-6091 JIM GORDON. INC Of FO EQUIPMENT Sales & Service 372-7871 KIRBY RISK ELECTRICAL SUPPLY and Employees 835 Repp Drive Columbus' 372-8431 LOHMEYER PLUMBING CO. 3481 Commerce Drive 379-4876 LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE Columbus Lodge 398 -726 Washington 372-1257 - MANPOWER The Leaders in The Industry 1 309 N.Natbnd Rood CdumbyV 376-41 11 McDONALD'S RESTAURANT 2205 W.Jonathan Moore Pie 1880N.NanonalRd. MERRY RAIDS FtOFESSJONAL HOME CLEAN? SERVXE Insured Bonded Quality Guarantee 375- 2181 523-1725 . MK ROOFING "The Residential Professionals CoB 378-3930 Columbus NEALPAJiT&Vi'ALLPAPER TKe Coior Center of Columbus" 523 Washington Street 376- 6654 asrrrjSEroas The Mure is working with CW 30C525fhSt. . CW Center 372-2722 2891 S. Road 900 E Cplumbus 579-5611 Rev. George M. Plantz souimackneco.wc "Celebrating Our 85lh Year Serving the local Community 330 S. Mapleton St., Cdumbus 379-9221 . STRUTC GARAGE DOORS, fiNC Visit our showroom at 630 Behren Ct Hwy 7 CoUbuj 376-9868 TEXAS R0ASH0USE RESTAURANT Steoks& Ribs & More 2508 25rfiSt. Columbus 378-4632 WJU91JFM The Christian Station EDINBURGH FLOWER SHOP Complete Floral Services Tux & Wedding Rentals 119 W.Thompson, Edinburgh 526-5717 FL0WEW FROM THE WOODS .Oyde & Virginia Wood Since 1973 Stale & Mapleton Columbus 372-1 201 GARDNER'S AUTO REPAS Garvin Gardner, Owner 804 Second St., Columbus 378-5136 GRAHAM TODO MOTOR CO. NC 21 14 Central Ave r Cdumbus 376-668 Fax 812-376-4414 CcjmWoGCarLot" Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 9.-00 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7.-00 p.m. GRAND RENTAL STATION "Your Best Stop for Everything to Rent" Contractor Home Business Industrial 750 Reno Drive, Columbus 372-73S5 BUSH'S MARKET 7301 East SR 46 379-9906 CLASSIC AUTO BODY "Classic Core on Every Repair Jim & Rhonda Bennett Owners 330 Center St., Columbus 372-9360 4l tiinninmitt n t .,.,.

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