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January 23, 2019 Page 7C Sam and Lindsey Singletary of Brunswick proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Naomi Hannah Cheri Singletary, on Wednes- day, Jan. 2 at 5:37 p.m. She weighed 8 Ibs 15 ounces, and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Beth Singletary of Monroe County and Ed and Wanda Fain of Montgomery. The baby is welcomed home by brothers, Aidan and Benji. January 23 Robert Williams TJ. Riley January 24 Jackson Sparks Kayla Pritchett Dana Ham, Lucy Williams Kathy Bryant January 25 Cassidy Jackson l l orter J I I Candace Baswell Ja~ry 26 Lawson Bittick Wyatt Williams Januory 28 Richard Wilhngham Dustin Ramsey Alex Cleveland Luther Williams Jar~N~,ry 27 ~ry Deena Holliman-Smith Dustin Music Brandon Grant Jacob Dungan Matthew Grant Anna Beth Shepard Jammry 30 Paula Jenkins Sandra Brinkley Lee Smith This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are published free of charge for the community. Email Diane Glidewell at with information and picture. Do You l IH ff}l~!llJ ~i!lll!ll H IHi I IIli!Itll!i!~ll!!!lH~!Hllll[llH !HI I~i[llllil H Il!iIIIH ilHIti~ Ill l i ill IliIII H i!llll]tlll~HJll~llllll[ll HI Ill IIIHIIIIIII H~llllfliilllllll Local Cub and Boy Scouts in Pack and Troop 51 recycle 180 Christmas trees in the ~ ~.~ng One for the Ch~0per" progra~ 1989 Commissioners fail to approve a one-percent tax that would increase sales tax in Monroe County from 4 to 5 percent, in spite of support from both Forsyth and Culloden. Martin ~ King, Jr~ birthday will be rec- ognized in Monroe County with two marches. Children of Monroe County Day Care Center will march around the courthouse square on Friday singing songs, and Mocm0e County Concerned Cmzens Group will march from K,~tte Street Park to the courthouse on Monday. Fors,/th c~ depachnent h~,ds oncl profes.~ono~ aro sworn in at the first meeting of the yec~. Lorry Clark, Carol Ellerbee, Robert Melton, RonnJe Wo~I, Kansn Pitman,/V~rgie Baker-Greane, Holmes 7 ellner, Dr. SK-ve Taunton, IK-njamin Ponder Jr Arthur Philli[ps, Waller Carter, Henry Hill Jr Al- vin Randall Jr John McCarty, Willie J. Goedson, Steve Butler, Bill Daniels, Charles Gri~ Local winners in the Annual Lions aub Poster Contest are Britt l'lallmark of Monroe Co~ Middle Schoef, Macy ~ Brutz on Monroe Acadomy and Mat~,w Duckwor~, he.e- schooled. Local Option Sales Tax distribution in Monroe County is almost $2.3 million, nearly half a million less than in 198Z Commissioner Larry Evans says Commission Chair Tommy Wilson wants to creat~ o new county position so ~ he can fire Rre Chief War- ring Doles. /V~. And/V~-s. James Freeman bring Chrtshnas ioy to six families with new bicycle~ The arrest of two Macon teens solves a series of Board of Education elects J.P. Evans as Chairman burglaries in Monroe County. and J. Ray Grant as vice chairman. Monroe Countian Terry Baker is under contract with Christian World Recor&ng Studios, Inc. in Oklahoma City and will record 10 songs this month. An Older American Council survey finds there are over 50 persons over 90 ysars old in Monroe Coup. 20O9 new survey line for Monroe-Bibb County puts the home of Bibb County Superior Court Judge S. Philip Brown in Monroe County. A tornado damages the home of Mike and Korri Sweac gen and homes of faur o er Reedy Creek Ruad neghbors aed tokes tops off of at least 188 trees in Smcr~. Forsyth~ Brian Owens is sworn in as commissioner of Georgia~ Departmee of Corredion~ Forsyth police arrest two, one a juvenile, for burglaries at Forsyth Hardware on West Johnston St. and the former location of Morgan Fashions on East Johnston St. Commissioners vote, 3-2, to fire county clerk Cindy Crowtey and appoint assistant zoning officer Anita Buice to take her place. Forsyth is on the verge of making Kimball Street one-way fl'om Highway 41 to Adams SITeet. Cullaclen installs new council members Lisa Elder and David Pennamon and swears in Edd Norris for his 13th term as mayor. 24 local birdwatchers tally 6,569 individual birds at the Rum Creek Wildlife Managenent Area Chri~ Area Bird Count. Forsyth adopts a $6.7 million budget that shows a $144,000 surplus. High Falls residents tell commissJonors they o~ect to Georgia Depadmenf of Nalt~raJ Resources new tloed zone maps. Forme of For of Mon- roe Academy Dr. Audroy Haynes is now a peliti- cod science i~ at University of Georgia and is often ~ for pelificd commentary during election years. Award-winning photogn~ohor Paul D'Amato of Bohngbroke is exhibiting works at G~le~ 51 in Fo h. Monroe Academy is lowering tumon by as much as $1,000 for the 2009-10 ye~," in an effort to boast enrollment by ~e 70-80 students needed to stay open next yeac Gay. Joe Frank Harris recommends the state appropriate $100,000 to purchase an add'~ional 300 acres at the Georgia Public Safety Training Cent. 1999 Monroe County School Superintendent Charles Dumas will go to Washington, D.C. Jan. 12 to listen to the appeal to the Su~ Court to hear the care of studont-on-studsnt sexual harassment in the school system in 1994. Maj. Scoff Virgil of Forsyth is deploying with his Am~y u~ to Imq ~ a y~ac Homeschouk~l Unclsey Holfs po~.r won the Uom Club h~K-mafional Peace Po~er contest at the county, c~:t and state levels. 1he B-year-eld is waiting for resuJfs at the international level on Feb. 1. I I II I Forsyth declares Jan. 5 Mary Persons Bulldog Day in honor of the team~ successful season, finishing 4th in the state in AA. Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street. Forsldh 478-994-4266 Monroe County BOE discusses broadcasting fu- ture football games after an Athens Daily News editorial lamloasts the Mary Persons coach's deci- sion not to broadcast a playoff game. Save A Pet is waiting on bids to build two addi- tional holding pens at the Monroe County Animal Shelter Tills look at what Momoe County residents m rlalgnll Is the Reportm 30, 20 and 10 yeas ago tMs week is iwmight te yen by Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell 8 a.m. Calendar information Js published 4-H Club to Horse enthusiasts ages g-18 are invited to an informational meeting of the Monroe County 4-H Horse Club, a new program to create a positive environment where youth can share passion for horses and partidpate in monthly club meetings and Georgia 4-H State Horse Programs: Horse Quiz Bowl, Horse Judging, Hippology and State 4-H Horse Show. Youth do not need a horse to participate. The meeting will be Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Monroe County Extension/4-H Office, 90 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr Forsyth. For more information, call 478-994-7014. Jan. 30 4-H Horse Jadg~g Team 4-H Horse Judging Team will start practices on Jan. 30 at 3:30 pm at the Extension/4- H Office. Participation is open to youth horse enthusiasts in grades 4 through 12. Learn how to evaluate horses under saddle and different disciplines of riding. Youth do not need to own a horse to participate! Transportation from Monroe County public schools is available. Call 478-994-7014 to sign up. Monroe County native Johnnie Goolsby, professional author, singer and speaker, is starting up her "How to Become A Self- Published Author" Workshop by appointment in January. The workshops assist aspiring au- thors with steps to self-publish their first book through major self-publishing companies. The cost for the workshop Js $25. Goolsby, who is the author of 7 books and resides in Los Angeles County, is accepting new authors who would lihe to transform their manu- scripts into a self-published paperback book. Through her professional services, she has worked with several authors to have their books self-published and made available for purchase online, usually in 72 hours on For more information, call (818) 570-7960 or visit hffpsJ/wv, Jan. 31 Monme County Library offer hask com- peter class The Monroe County Library, 62 West Main Street, Forsyth will offer basic computer train- ing in partnership with the Fort Valley State University mobile computer lab on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Seating is limited. Call 478-994-7025 for more information. Feb. I 4-H Camp registration Mark your calendar for 4-H camp registra- tion beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Monroe County Extension Office, gO Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Forsyth. A $75 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. Spots are limited for all camps, and registra- tion is on a first-come, first-served basis. 4-H camps available this summer include Clo- verleaf (4th-bth grade), Marine Resources Camp (6th-8th grades) Junior Camp and Wilderness Camp (7th & 8th grade), Senior Camp and Senior Extreme Camp (gth- 12th grades). Feb. 2 Hear when w~tor will end from the General Beauregard Lee, Georgia's Official Weather Prognosticator, will make his second prediction from his new home at Dauset amfinu from fr=nt at by Monday at free of charge as space permits. Trails Nature Center near Jackson, where he moved in January 2018. Is winter here to stay, or is spring lust around the corner? Find out what General Beauregard Lee has to say on Saturday, Feb. 2 at sunrise. The main gate will be open by 6 a.m. A free ceremo- ny will begin around 7:30 a.m. Enjoy games while you wait. Souvenir shirts will be sold for cash or check only. The Huff-N-Puff Half Marathon and Groundhog Grinder 5K race will take place on the trails after the ceremo- ny. Go to) for more race into. See blacksmith demonstrations throughout the day at Acorn Forge in the Barnyard. Cupid Shuffle half nmralt n, 5K & one- mile walk The Cupid Shuffle half marathon, 5K & one- mile walk will be Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. at The Bunn Ranch, 410 Community House Road, Bemesville. Registration is from 6:30- 7:30 a.m and there will be a Tot Trot at 9 a.m. Registration rates increase after Jan. 23. The event is coordinated by GetSetGrow Race Productions, benefitting American Heart Association, Go Red for women. Register online at or call 678-492- 9939 for more information. Feb. 8 V'mtnam Veterans plan thrip to Noah's Ark Encounter The Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter :u@46, which meets in Forsyth, is planning a trip to Williamsburg, Kentucky to visit Noah's Ark on March 12-14. The trip is open to anyone in Monroe County, and all are wel- come. The cost per couple is $460, which includes Ark Encounter entrance fee, two nights stay at a nearby hotel and Grey- hound Bus fare roundtrip. Seating is limited to the first 50 people; so reserve space quickly. Deadline is Feb. 8. For more information and reservations, call Johnny Ptak at 478-994- t691. Feb. 10 Free admission day at Jarrell Plantation To spotlight Georgia's fascinating past, State Historic Sites are offering free admJssJo~ on Sunday, Feb. 10. The event is part of Geor- gia History Festival's statewide celebration of "Super Museum Sunday." Locally this includes Jarrelt Plantation State Historic Site in Juliette. This Middle Georgia ,plantation features 20 buildings dating from 1847 to 1945, including a three-story barn, smokehouse, cane press, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, saw mill and syrup mill. Find the State Historic Sites to step into the past at seumSunday. April Hubll~rd Alumni Association AtmNI &Ckmn The Hubbard Alumni Association has opened registration for its Annual King 8, Queen Competition for its 2019 Hubbard Day Celebration held on April 21. The competi- tion ends on April 13. The site for the 2019 Pageant will be announced later. The winners and each competitor get to ride on the float in the Hubbard Day Celebration Parade; the winners are introduced in the Hubbard Day Celebration Banquet; they appear in the Fort Valley Homecoming Parade; ride on the Hubbard Alumni float in the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber Christmas Parade and pass the baton to the incoming king and queen at the 2020 King and Queen Pageant. For more information, contact Annie Evans, Chairman, at 478-994-9791. Spring semester lan. started Courtney Hayes and her mother, Melissa Hayes are greeted by Harry Highlander during New Student Orientation at Gordon State College. Spring Semester started on Wednes- day, Jan. 9 and Hayes plans to major in biology at Gordon. A Mary Persons graduate, Hayes chose Gordon State because of the school's biology program and "some of my friends go here too." | )