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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- Magic of Words -- An invitation to live life with all senses alert There's my groundhog friend again. We call her Nozella, because she seems to always have her nose near the ground looking fbr food.  This past spring was the first I time I saw her. At that time she had four little ones. They were like little balls of fur. I'm not sure if all of the young have survived thus far. There are more than one out back. They must live somewhere down in the gully just behind our home. [ haven't dared seek out their residence. People have told me that ground hogs are bad animals and do nothing but undermine. Supposedly they do great damage to footings and the like. Since I have no direct knowledge of their evil ways, they seem more like pets to me. I've observed the fascinating ability the mother has of standing upright and thus taking on the appearance of a tree stump. She stood in that position for a long time By FATHER JOSEPH ZILIAK COLUMNIST while her young were sent to forage for food in our backyard. This may be something akin to people's reactions to deer. Many see deer as cute and innocent animals. They are all little Bambi look-a- likes. Anyone who would hunt or destroy such an animal was a per- son to be avoided. Then there are those who've not enjoyed their roses abloom be- cause marauding deer have nibbled the juicy new growth under the cover of darkness. Backyard garden- ers have similar experiences with these innocents turned crooks. This story could be repeated many times over. I look upon a cougar (sorry, not the automobile) as a wild and potentially vicious animal. To others a cougar is a worthy backyard pet. What about pythons? I like good, heavy glass between me and such a creature. When that is so, I can find some marks of innate beauty in this crea- ture of God. Would I walk around with a around my shoulders like some livin: Whoops! There's Nozella again. She hustled back to the cover of the ditch. Groundhogs seem to wobble rather Isn't it true that our experiences, or periences, play a significant role in how wej sues, people or events? But if we do not rise t such an initial response, we are not usin human potential as we should. Along with enjoying the antics odicalty appearing in the yard behind the have to be open to the fact that she may, destructive of something nearby. :: The call to live fully in the image of God carries with it a resF of the good and the bad in all areas of life This means living with all senses alert and ing -- not just existing from day to day. might miss something very common, fascinating. LinCo Coffee Seces IMainStreetl Total Beverage Distnbutor ',aoa-,,,,o,s-Ketc,y Pharmacy 46 Varieties of Coffees and Teas 217 E Main St., Downtown Washington WHATEVER YOUR TASTE, Pnone: 254-5141 - WE CAN MATCH IT PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST, Washington 254-4409 I Evanswlle 422-1833 to Save You Time & Money COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE I Auto, Home! Fire & Life, I "I#YPE#"d Your Personal Service Agent 6WS,LMSmSSmwS James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 1925 W. Franklin Street 425-3187 DINNI;R 'rI4F_.A AT MATI;R Pgl II Oct. [6  17.6;OOp.m. Mater Dei itigh Sdlooi A , Tickets $I0.00 per person if purchased before Oct I0, $12.00 after Oct. 10 r  Call 426-2258 or 464-0051 . I I II I III IIII I Depressed? Suicidal? Feeling Hopeless? THE HELP LINE 1-800-852-7279 We offer FREE, confidential assessments and help! BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER MEMORIAL A I-][OSPITAL - Factory and Genera] Office Hwy. 231 S. Jasper, IN Your RED WING HEADQUARTERS RANgeS SHOE STORg 320 E. Main. Washington Custom Made On Your Lot "Free Quote" Thousands of References POST BUILDING PKGS. Complete pre-engineered packages for you to build. Free instruction books and ' ckup service VERY LOW PRICES TRUSS RAFTERS Excellent Prices-Any Size to 80' OVERHEAD DOORS Hundreds in Stock Nobody Beats Our Prices METAL ROOFING Over 29,000 Sq. In Stock Any Length Cut To Inch BEST PRICES AROUND j EALERS WANTED DAVIESS CO. METAL Hyw. 50 E, Cannefburg. 4 mi. E. Montgomery 812-295-4299 i I I : 11 .... Special Jubilarians Hugo and Mildred (Judy) Poe of Jasper sixtieth wedding anniversary Oct. 10. The married Oct. 10, 1933, at St. Joseph Church, have five children: Tanya Wilson of Chelsea, Seng and Tom Poe, both of Evansville, Ed Poe Ga., and Kathy Schnaus of Jasper. They have ] children and six great-grandchildren. .-r-, HAUBSTADT . =::. I(;1 ELECTRIC Licensed, Bonded, Insured MC ['tl[ industrial, Commercial and Residential ........ P.O. Box 405 ] u] North vlel TONY NAZARIO Haubsted, IN 47639 ......... 812-768-5207 1-800-766-2787 wasnmgion, IN ! MILLER & MILLe "Funeral P, Since DEWIG BR()S. PACKING C:O. FRESH MEAT BEEF AND PORK HAUBSTADT, INDIANA