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January 9, 2 19 Page 3A : orter e e e Seeking community donations to host Micro-Chip Day on Feb. 9 By Will Davis pubhsher@mymcr.nef to communicate with the community they work Monroe County's ani- for or be proa ve. Bus mal shelter has a new monitors anyone? votes: director, a new drive- 20 way and a new outdoor fenced area as it aims So the has another for big improvements scandal! "They can't in 2019. handle the,truthr:tt takes "To be honest" said a parent to go tOfi~ District 3 commissioner media to get. anything. John Ambrose, "the dond What a bush Of shelter had been on idiots. Let~ see if the new guy helps wit~ their the back burner for us. shortcomings, votes.'[18 We're finally giving it some attention now" Thank You PresidentCommissioners got Trumps Gasoline is that opportunity when Under $2 per gallon in a former shelter atten- Forsyth. Naw that is tak- dant was fired in 2018 ing care of the working for exercising at the man. votes: 17 gym on the clock, and i " " they have now hired Ty The BOE needs to wake up. They have no clue Oppelt to be the direc- wh~ going on in the tor and manage ant- schools that they ore mal control as its own suppose to have knowI- department. Oppelt edge of. Let~ see if they began as the director can handle this properly, of the Monroe County votes: 17 Animal Shelter on Nov. 20, and is moving from Will the BOE ever start Arkansas where he ran making good d~islons, the shelter for the little Let~ see how they do town of Gruden, Ark with this scandal. "Kid on in the southwest part of the bus incident? votes: 16 that state, qqae county will pay him a $50,000 Terrible that the young per year salary, but girl was ASSAULTEO. not Ambrose said Oppelt bullied, on the school bus. will save the county We ne human monitors money by supervising on the buses because of employees and cutting out undisciplined children on the overtime the county the buses. This must stop. had been paying shelter votes: 16 employees. My husband and I took "We just had no man- our grandsons to eat at agement out there,' said Dairy Queen. We noticed Ambrose. an emplo~me named Jal- Oppelt is so devoted to issa paying for a lady man's best friend that he meal because she didn't takes his own Lassappoo, have enough money. Ellie May, to work with What a blessing it was him. to see a young lady do He said he's very im- a good deed. Way to go pressed by Monroe Jalissa! Votes: 12 County's shelter, located next to the sheriff's office, Unfortunately many of us saying it's much nicer than voted for BOE members out of trust and la~. the one he ran in Arkan- Family connections don't sas, which had no central always provide the best heat or air. And he said public service. Next dec- the county has immedi- tion, vote in folks with ately made good on some backbone and knowl- promises to add a drive- that are not just way from L. Cary Bit-tick figurehead representa- Drive so that visitors don't tions of the past leader- have to go through the ship. votes: 12 parking lot of the sheriff's If the commissioners need a raise the BOE really needs a raise! LoL votes: 11 Mr. Mike's Painting Painting, landscaping and light haulinc ~ r Welcome to Forsyth- a town with a 1988 mind- set in 2018. votes: 10 We don't need a wall?~ With 2,000 illegals a day and tons of illegal drugs coming in we need everything we can get. voles: 9 There is not a single American alive today whe a) owned a slave or b) was a slave. Stop using this as an excuse to be Get up, work with your hands and feet Make God pleased that he created you. votes: 9 NO rajahs for commis- sioners, ff~. only a part- time job. votes: 9 We DO need a 3 billion dollar WALL. It is time America starts ~ing its own people instead Of , people of other nations, votes: 8 Democrats gave Iran billions of USD and goldi deny American cffi, zens the safety rity.of secured ~s. Shameful. votes: 8 Nominate by 1hursday Know someone who's making Monroe County a better place to live? Then nominate them by Jan. 10 to be Monroe County's Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented at the Chamber of Com- merce's an- nual banquet on Jan. 25. Nominees must live in Monroe County. Previous winners indude Pat Corley, Lynn Davis, Jeff Wilson, Brian Owens and Movene Futch. The award is co-sponsored by the Chamber and the Reporter. Email your nomination to Monroe County Citizens of Year 2006 Jo Anna Banks 2007 Jim Buff 2008 Jo Shipman 2009 Dr. Bob Fountain 2010 Carey Russell 2011 Bob Harris 2012 Movene Futch 2013 Brian Owens 2014 Jeff Wilson So the county allowed managers to accrue overtime? They aren't OT eligible. That's just a big .votes: 7 2015 Lynn Davis 2016 Pat Corley 2017 Glover Stuart -~' the shelter to encourage animals so much he stuck ~. adoptions, which cost just with it. Oppelt said not / ' $30, since his 23 slots are only did he handle dogs mostly full. Currently the there but also rounded up county requires adopters snakes and boars when ' to spay or neuter their necessary. new pets within 30 days, Oppelt said Gruden, but Oppelt said he wants Ark. had attracted a lot to require it before they more transient popula- can take the dog home.tion in recent years and so Oppelt said he also plans wasn't as friendly as when to do a Microchip Day at he arrived there. Oppelt the shelter where people said he's found Forsyth can chip their pets, which to be very friendly, that usually costs about $50, when he comes to a 4-way for just $10. stop the other drivers are Oppelt said he owned aalways motioning for oth- computer company in Las ers to go ahead. Vegas for 15 years until he "I've felt so welcome learned 12 years ago that here" said Oppelt. "I've he could make a livingbeen blown away by that. taking care of animals. It made me want to stay:' He said the Gruden, To inquire about adopt- Ark. shelter was actually ing a dog, call Oppelt at a pretty miserable place 870-406-0273 or at 994- to work but he liked the 7976. New animal shelter director Ty Oppelt says he's excited about the direction the shelter is moving. The Monroe County Animal Shelter hopes to host a Microchip Day on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. But they'll need donations to help Monroe County pet owners microchip their pets so they can be identi- fied if they get loose for just $10. Anyone who wants to "chip in" can make out checks to the Monroe County Animal Shelter and send to P.O. Box 189, Forsyth GA 31029. office to find the shelter, achieved one of his goals and to add a fenced-in of adopting out more outdoor exercise area for dogs rather than having to dogs. euthanize them. In the six Oppelt said he's found weeks since he took over, that Monroe County really he said they've only had to loves dogs. put down one dog, and he "This town is a little noted the shelter has only different" said Oppelt. put down 10 dogs in all of "People are a lot more 2018. animal crazy here:' Oppelt has also created Oppelt said he's already a new Facebook page for The Forsyth Convention & Visitors Bureau is hiring a Welcome Center Tourism Specialist For full job description/application visit http:/ / Application and resume may be dropped off at the Welcome Center, 68 N. Lee St or emailed to Must be received by 5pm, Friday, January 11th, 2019. The City of Forsyth is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace Residential & Commercial. We Service All Brands Honest & Reliable Service Licensed and Insured Experience You Can Count On Locally Owned & Family Operated Financing Available. Service Agreements Thank You fi r Your Business! 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