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il i orter 1C January 9, 2019 Around Monroe County Forsyth Juliette High Falls Bolingbroke Culloden Smarr P MONROE COUNTY MONROE ENTERTAINS YOU by Dennis Smith Caler~lar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items for the Community Ccilenclar to Diane Gliclewell at by 8 a.m. on Monday. 'Anne of Green Gables' opens Saturday, Jan. 19 at The Rose mme Peterman of for Forsyth and Anne II ' ,Shirley of'?mne, Monroe County native Johnnie Goolsl~y, pi0i JL ~ofGreen Gables fessional author, sing6r and speaker, will start up her "How to Become A Self-Pubhshed Author" Workshop by ap- pointment in January~ The workshops assist aspiring authors with steps to self-publish their first book through major self-publishing companies. The cost for the workshop is $25. Goolsby, who is the author of 7 books and resides in Los Angeles County, is accepting new authors who would like to transform their manuscripts into a self- published paperback book. Through her pro- fessional services, she has worked with several authors to have their books self-published and made available for purchase online, usually in 72 hours on Amazon. com. For more informa- tion, call (818) 570- 7960 or visit httpS:// Jan. 11 Nngo for Books First Monroe Reads will host its Bingo for Books fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 11 at the MOnroe County Clubhouse. Doors open at 6 p,m. ' and bingo gameswilt . be from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for c.hildren under 12. $36 provides free books for a whole year for one child. Jan. 10 UGA GrmsMmters Program Pastures or hayfields, you can be on your way to becoming a "GrassMaster" through this new training op- portunity offered by UGA Extension.'lt's a 7-program, 4-week course to provide an introduction to forage production for grazing and hay in Georgia Presenters will be members of the UGA Forage Team, a group of Extension agents From across the state working in conjunction with UGA Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Dennis Hancock, as well as NRCS person- nel. The program begins Jan. 22 and ends Feb. 12 with programs every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at Monroe County Club House. Topics will incl0de selecting forage varieties, fertilizatiOn. i:est management, hay production, forage qual- ity, and others. Register online at www.georgia- or cal Monroe County. Extension office at 478- 994-7014 Costs for the program are $25 and will include a notebook with all materials and refreshments each night, Registration deadline is share many of the same traits. Emme is a kind, precocious, imaginative young teen- ager. So is Anne. Emme tries to see the best in ev- eryone and every situation. So does Anne. Consider- Dennis ing the similarities between Emme and Anne, the fictional character who is the centerpiece of the world-famous story "Anne of Green Gables" one might assume that Emme could just be herself as she plays Anne. "I wish it was that easy" commented Emme. "I've had to learn how to act mad, angry and upset. That's hard when the other actors are your friends. I had to get really upset with Josie (Annie Robinson) who tattled and told my parents that my teacher said I had the worst temper he ever saw." Well, did Anne have a bad temper? "No, she was upset that the teacher spelled her name Ann rather than Anne" said Emme. "People sometimes spell my name with either an 'ie' or 'y'. So I could understand how Anne felt" Emme handles the chal- lenges of portraying being adopted by two siblings, lovable Mathew and stern M .arilla Cuthbert, who wanted a boy to help them Forsyth's mayor and council, left, salute local heroes. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) Monday, Jan. 10; space ~s limited. See CALENDAR Page 4C handle the farm work get- ting too much for the aging Matthew. The orphanage mistakenly sent them a girl. Anne proves to be worth the trouble as she finally endears herself to both of her adoptive par- ents and a host of folks in her new town. When ques- tioned about Smith what she likes most about the play, Emme smiled and told us she loves the entire play. "I have been in a number of other plays, but this one is the most fun and chal- lenging,' replied Emme. "I was in 'Whistle Down the Wind' with my brother. Aubrey, and dad (Chris Pe- terman), but I didn't have a speaking part. Then I was in 'To Kill a Mockingbird; where Aubrey had one of the leading roles and I was just a fill-in. Now I am the one who must learn the lines and be on stage a lot. I like the challenge." Proud dad Chris Peter- man told us that Emme loves challenges. "She is very motivated. While she always strives to be best, she is very humble when it involves competing with her friends. She never wants to seem better than any of them" Emme enjoys riding her horse, Heart; sketching, taking dance lessons and just doing "girl-things? Emme is currently in- volved in a homeschool the recent lifesaving Emme Peterman, who stars as Anne Shirley in "Anne of Green Gables," takes time from re- hearsals to exercise her horse, Heart. Emme is an accomplished equestrian who has been riding since she was seven. (Photo/Dennis Smith) program--VERITAS, 12 to 20. The play is di- hours prior to each show which features a combina- rected by Jack Branan, who time. For more information tion of at-home learning is also the Artistic Director visit www.thebacldotplay- and weekly in-classroom of The Backlot Players and lectures. When asked what one of the original BOOYA Auditions have been set grade she was in, Emme members, for "God's Favorite,' the laughed and said some- Cast members include next production at The where between eighth Emily Adams, Dylan Gar-Rose--Jan. 21 and 22. grade and college. "I am rett, Madison Hammersley, Neil Simon's comedy hit taking some advanced high Maci Joiner, Stephanie Nix, "God's Favorite" will be school college level courses Aubrey Peterman, MacK- presented by the Backlot as well as some general enzie Pye, Annie Robinson, Players on March 15-24. high school courses:' Christopher Slaughter, Meg Auditions are at 7 p.m. Emme and Aubrey are Strickland, Pierce Wapley, on Monday and Tuesday, the children of Chris and Heather Tillman and Abi- Jan. 21 and 22 at the Rose Dana Peterman. Many gaff Wilks. Theater, 23 West Johnston Reporter readers know ' nne of Green Gables"Street, Forsyth. The cast in- Dr. Dana who owns and only has five performances, cludes five males and three operates Monroe Physica Get your tickets early,females. Samantha Smith is Therap The Petermans The play opens at 7:30 directing. live in River Forest, where p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. the entire family is involved Other performances are Dennis Smith writes with horses and riding. Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. "Monroe Entertains You," Aubrey Peterman is in and evening performances highlighting the enter- the tenth grade a,t Mary on Jan. 25 and 26 with a tainmentfare offered in Persons. wrap-up matinee on Sun-Monroe County and the ' knne of Green Gables" is day, ]an. 27. Tickets are $15 people who make it pos- presented by the Backlot's for adults; $12 for seniors, sible. Smith wants Forsyth Own Original Youth Ac- students and military. The to realize and support the tors (BOOYA) and features Rose box office is openriches it has in the cul- a cast of 10 girls and four Monday-Friday Jan. 14-18 tural arts. boys who range in age from from 4-7 p.m. and two actions of firefighters (back center) with family members who came to show support for the By Diane Glidewell shift, including Sgt. Daniel According to Fire Chief some first responders left at Flowers by Helen, Trio Fillmore and Firefighter David Herndon, the manto answer another call that Manufacturing, the feed Tyler English, answered survived and recoveredcame in at the same time, mill and Betsy Lynn Apart- Forsyth recognized a call to the Little Store because of the team's quick Chris Elliott and Clayments. several of its firefighters on Martin Luther King ]r. and professional actions. Duckworth took over CPR "You are always pre- on Dec. 17 for exceptional Drive on Sept. 12. Initially For English, the call came until the victim regained a pared" said Mayor Eric performance, including ac- the call reported a man had within his first hour or two pulse and was transported Wilson. "I want to com- tions that resulted in saving fallen, but the team found on the job. to the hospital. They met mend you and thank you lives. Many members of the man in cardiac arrest. Another lifesaving with the man to congratu- for the service you provide. the firefighters' families at- They immediately beganevent for the Forsyth Fire late him on his recovery on I appreciate so many family tended the council meeting CPR and other revival Department occurred onDec. 6. Their lifesaving ac- members coming to sup- to add their support and strategies and were able to Nov. 4 after a single vehicle tions occurred on the man's port you:' enthusiasm for the actions regain a pulse before the accident which left the birthday. of the firefighters, man was transported to the road at the 1-75 guardrail Bowden's shift has as- Captain Eddie Bowden's hospital, at mile marker 190. While sisted this year with fires ! i