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Page 4C January 10, 2018 aR/ porter FORSYTH LIONS CLUB The Forsyth Lions Club is excited to announce our local "Peace Poster" winner for 2017. She is Josey Allen, a Monroe County Middle School art student. She received a $100 prize at the Lions Club Christmas dinner on Dec. 4. Her poster is described as "Exploring a global unity for peace and growth for our future." The poster will travel to the district contest where Josey may win an additional prize. In the photo Josey is shown with Lions Club president Miriam Corbin and the other 2017 winners: Taylor Edwards, 2nd place, $75; Anna Woodgeard, 3rd place, $50; Carlissa Best, honorable mention, $25. (Courtesy of Sandy Monroe, Forsyth Lions Club treasurer). The winner of this year's Lions Club dessert raffle was not one person but many. A bene- factor bought a ticket and wrote,'Boys Scout Troop 101 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church"on it.The photo shows the scouts enjoying their November treat.The Forsyth Li- ons Club will provide a dessert every month for the winners. (Courtesy of Sandy Monroe). wants volunteers for adults, $12 for seniors, Continued from Front Forsyth Main Street students and active mill- is seeking volunteers to tary, Gunnar 5K to help with its events and Remember Gunnar and activities. It will hold a Jan. 22, 23 Promote Congenital Heart volunteer meeting on Auditions for "Twelve Defect Awareness will be Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8:30 Angry Jurors" on Saturday, Jan. 13 at a.m. at Alderman Hall, 68 9 a.m. at Paran Baptist W. Adams St, Forsyth. If The Backlot Players will Church, 5691 Highway interested in volunteering present the Sherman L. 42N, Forsyth. Register but unable to attend the Sergel stage play adapta- and/or make a dona- meeting, contact Monication of the Emmy award- winning TV movie by tion at www.raceentry. Cordy at 478-994-7747 or Reginald Rose on March comrace-reviews3rd-annu- 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and al-gunnar-5k. For more 25 at The Rose Theater. information, contact Kelly Jan. 16,23,30, Feb. 6and 13 ' welve Angry Jurors" Bourbon at 478-508-5867. Diabetes Self- requires a cast of 12 men Management Program and/or women and two Jan. 15 Monroe County off-stage voices. Auditions Cull0den celebrates MLK Workforce Development are Monday and Tuesday, Jr. birthday Center, 89 Washington Jan. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. at Culloden will celebrate Dr Forsyth will host a The Rose Theater, 23 W. Dr. Martin Luther King, six-week Diabetes Self-Johnston Street, Forsyth. Jr.'s birthday on Monday, Management Program The play is directed by Jeff Jan. 15, beginning with living well workshop onDean. The cast includes breakfast at 8 a.m. at St. Tuesdays from 10 a.m.- several voices with PhiUip A.M.E Church, 12:30 p.m. Dates are Jan. accents, features some followed by the One Mile 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6 and intense scenes and offers Memorial March from the 13. Learn techniques toactors an opportunity to Culloden Welcome Center manage symptoms, work showcase their dramatic to St. Phillip A.M.E. After with healthcare profes-skills. For more informa- the March, there will be signals and meet personal tion visit the website: a service with the Rev. goals. For more informa- Dr. Ritzel King of Mt. tion, call Dianne Walker at or contact Joy Smith, 630- Olive Baptist Church, 478-994-8211. 485-9924 or Dennis Smith Huntsville, Ala. delivering 630-204-3238. the message. Area church- Jan. 18 es are asked to bring their Library Board to meet Jan. 26 members in honor of this Maggie Renfroe in con- historic occasion and cel- Monroe County Library Board of Trustees will hold felt ebration. For details and/ or to make contributions, its quarterly meeting on Central Georgia Autism, contact Marilyn Smith at Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 LTD presents Maggie p.m. at the Monroe County Renfroe in concert at (478) 957-1416. Library meeting room, 62 Monroe County Fine Arts W. Main St Forsyth. All Center on Friday, Jan. 26 board meetings are open to at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 the public. For more infor- general admission, $10 marion, contact Kimberly students. Proceeds benefit Clayton at 478-994-7025the Best Buddies Chapter or,at Mary Persons. Forsyth celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Forsyth will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with activities begin- ning at noon on Monday, Jan. 15. The Annual March will start on the square in Forsyth, in front of the old City Hall, and move west on Main Street and then south on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Kynette United Methodist Church. There the program will feature Pastor Henry Leonard Sr. of Wrights Grove Baptist Church as speaker. Lunch will be provided ai rward. This is a community event. For more information, contact Bernice Smith at 478-994-0428 or W. James Green at 478-973-1743. Blue Bddge S0dety to meet The Blue Bridge Society will meet on Monday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Forsyth Presbyterian Church Parish Hall on N. Jackson St Forsyth. There will not be a speaker at this meeting;, it will focus on planning speakers and activities for 2018. Jan. 16 Forsyth Main Street Looking for answers [ or options? [ ] We can help, .~l I Free pregnancy test ~ I I : Parenting classes ,~1 478-994-3173 Mort, Tue & 7~u lO:OO a, m. - 4:30 p.m. www.monroec0untypregnancycenter.0rg Jan. 20 Monroe C0unty Volunteer Exp0 show- cases opportunities Monroe County Family Connection will host a Volunteer Expo on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Monroe County Convention Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth. Check out all the wonderful local groups that need your time and talent to make our com- munity a better place. For more information, call 478-508-4134 or email familyconnection@monro- Jan. 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 "The Brothers Grimm $pectaculathon" The Backlot Players Own Original Youth Actors (BOOYA) will present 'Whe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" at The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St Forsyth on Jan. 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. See 209 fairy tales in one evening! Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 Forsyth-Monree County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting ' Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation on Friday, Jan. 26, with network- ing beginning at 6 p.m. It will be a fun evening with dinner, awards and danc- ing to the music of Crnise Control. Feb.2 Monroe Reads Trivia & Treats and Silent Auction The Monroe Reads with First Community Action Team will host a night of group trivia, local restau- rant culinary treats and a silent auction on Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Banks Stephens campus cafeteria, 66 Thornton Rd Forsyth. Individual tickets are $20; team packets (6-10 people) are $180. Proceeds will help provide free monthly books for children from birth to age 5 in Monroe County. For more information, contact Joe Reed at 770-441-1683 or Hopkins & Associates, LLC Certified Public Ai countants Tax Preparation & Planning Tax Consulting Tax Audit & Representation * New Business Setup Year-Round Accounting * Compilations Fiduciary & Estate Planning * Audits * Reviews Bookkeeping and Payroll Processing Meeting All Of bur Accounting Needs' 478-994-1820 68 N. Jackson Street Forsyth, GA BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 Helen Williams Cambria Merritt Barron Hamlin Hannah Breaux Gene Monroe Raegan Grant Elizabeth Wood Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Brittany Dennis Emily Ling Dusty Pinholster Patricia Dumas Rogers Maddox Whitehead Debbie Carter Sally Hitt Laura Howard Terry Drew Jr. Peyton Quick Lindsey Webb Carl & Debbie A.J. Pinholster Moore Jan. 13 Joshuah Jenkins Cody Hunnicutt Daryl & Rossella Frank Hunnicutt Remick This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of F0rsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. E M B EoR i 1988 city council res the seat of Randatl Meincke vacant and calls a special electionto fill it, although Meincke has not resigned his position since moving to a newly-annexed po~ of the city that has not been approved by the US.Justice Dept. for voUn tax.at0 tenth year in a row. Monroe County weathers a weekend frozen with two inches of sleet with0ut sed" ous problems. Total collection of Local Option Sal Tax in Mon- roe County drops almost $30,000 during 1987 from the 1986 level. Georgia DepL of Revenue distributes almost $2.8 million in~ county: a $6.9 million budcjet for the city for 1988. BuckWalker and Joey Pitman are ~ing on Friday Mary ms of Forsyth receh her ~ degree in cos- metology. CT's Lounge atthe Holiday Inn ~l-75andTift College Drive~ Jimmy Ray Teasley home. 1998 Heavy ~ on Christmas Eve cause 'sTobesofkee to break DNR engineer Dan McGill end~ engineer Ronnie Wood agree that the best plan nowis to demolish what is left and construct a new dam at~ site or directly downstream. City administrator Doug White makes the unexpected announcement to resign after accepting an executive require him to work out of state. Commissioners hear from Pate Road landowners about issues with the planned widening of the road. Forsyth attorney Bobby Melton swears in new council member Rosemary Walker and returning council members Lamar Russell and Ed Bazemoreat the Jan. 6 meeting. The Board of Directors of Culloden Highland games & Scottish Festival sponsors a monthly Scottish wor- ship service at the historic Culloden United Methodist Church. Scottish dress is en- couraged but not required. Mid Georgia Cattlemen Assoc. inducts the late Pete Copelan, who operated a cattle farm in the Smarr com- munity for many years, into the Cattleman Hall of Fame and awards Jim and Phil Ham, partners in the Sleepy Creek beef cattle farm, 1997 Commercial Cattlemen of theYear. According to the Georgia County Guide, 79.1 percent of Monroe County roads are paved. The county has 635 miles of roads, with 133 miles not paved. Scout Troop 51 and their parents make their annual camping trip to Stone Mountain. Daniel McCoy wins a Mossberg 12-cjauge pump shotgun for registering the largest deer killed in New Forsyth Ford's Big Buck Contest 2OO8 Forsyth swears in a new may- or, Tye Howard, and three new council members, James Calloway, Desi Hansford and Melvin Lawrence.The new mayor breaks a 3-3 tie to re-appoint all 20 department heads and professionals for the city. Commission chair Harold Carlisle breaks a 2-2 tie in fa- vor of re-appointing Monroe County Emergency Services Chief Ronald Norris. Keith Fields erects a sign announcing "Future Home of Fields Poultry Farm" and says he hopes to construct about five chicken houses to the concern of residents in Oakwood and Adamsvitle Park subdivisions on Mont- pelier Rd. Despite attention on Georgia's drought in 2007, Monroe County records an above average 46.56 inches of rain. dormitory building of the State Teachers & Agricultural College on Why. 83 North in Forsyth, thanks to the Hub- bard Alumni Association. for 2.7 acres Department of Corrections has asked the county to give it next to the T'dt College property, which the county sold to the state for $5.3 million after paying $10.5 million for it. Curves forWomen hosts a grand re-opening under new owners Carol and Don Lindsey. Dr. Butler Caldwell returns to his hometown to open Caldwell Veterinary Hospi- tal at 951 Hwy. 41, Forsyth after graduating from UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine in May. This look at what Monroe County residents were reading in the Reporter 30, 20 and 10 years ago this week is brought to you by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266 -F t ? t i