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January 24, 2018 Page 3C R porter # Email calendar items & birthdays to: Monroe County Calendar Remaining dates are ing of owning poultry, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and 13. Registration fee is $5. To Learn techniques to man- pre-register for the work- Feb. 1-2 age symptoms, work with shop, call 478-994-7014. Hospital Au~lia~ has healthcare professionals and meet personal goals. Feb. 2 Jesse's Girl fundraiser For more information, Monroe Reads Tdvb & Monroe County call Dianne Walker at Hospital Auxiliary will 478-994-8211. Treats and Silent AuctJon host a new vendor. Jesse's The Monroe Roads with Girl Pop Up Shop will be Feb. 1 First Community Action at the Monroe County Bado rd Poultry Team will host a night of Hospital Cafeteria on group trivia, local restau- Thursday, Feb. 1 from Workshop rant culinary treats and a 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Monroe County silent auction on Friday, Friday, Feb. 2 from 7 Extension will host Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at a.m.-4 p.m. There will a Backyard Poultry Banks Stephens campus be fine jewelry from Workshop on Thursday, cafeteria, 66 Thornton International Jewelry Feb. 1 at Monroe County Rd Forsyth. Individual and accessories from Yeti Clubhouse at 6 p.m. tickets are $20; team and Kate Spade with Featured speakers packets (6-10 people) are onsite monograming include UGA Extension $180. Proceeds will help and buy one, get one 50 specialist, County provide free monthly percent off specials on Extension agents, and books for children from jewelry. Proceeds benefit industry professionals, birth to age 5 in Monroe the Auxiliary's many proj- This is a great work- County. For more infor- ects to make the hospital shop for anyone who mation, contact Joe better. either owns or is think- Reed at 770-441-1683 or PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Keith Harris God keeps loving us when we hurt Him .iy girlfriend and ere deeply ove. We were both seniors in high school. She was the valedictorian, a singer and song- writer. I was, well, not the valedictorian. We were in the same church youth group. We were together every minute we could find. We discussed every- thing. We knew Rev. each other's thoughts, feel- ings, and soul. It was a connection that until that time, I had never expe- rienced. We both wanted to get married but agreed that we should finish col- lege first. Near the end of the school year, we had chosen to go to differ- ent colleges. We decided that the logical thing to do was to be free to date other people in college. That way we would know ff we were truly right for each other. It made sense in my head but my heart was broken. Our hearts and lives had been woven together, and now this tapestry of our lives was torn apart. There had been no unresolved con- ~ct. It just seemed like the logical thing to do. I had never hurt like that before; and I never wanted to hurt like that again. Have you ever loved someone and for what- everreason, bro- ken up? God seems to feel that way when we wander from Him. God used Keith Harris the Prophet Hosea to let us know how he feels when we wander away from Him. God told Hosea to marry an unfaithful woman. (This article is PG. The book of Hosea is much more explicit). She left him and broke his heart. Hosea felt betrayal, anger, rejec- tion. When we turn from God, He compares it to adultery. When we turn from God, it breaks his heart; yet he still loves us. God tells Hosea to "Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods." A recurring theme in Hosea is for us to 'Return to the Lord." Hosea 14:1 '[Return, Israel, to the LORD your God; you have stumbled ' because of your sin" and the Lord promises, will heal their faithlessness; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them." Sometimes we think that if we wander away from God, that is our business. It is our choice, but our choice affects GOd and everyone around us. God promises that if we will return to Him, He will welcome us back. We will be restored to God's place of favor. Oh, by the way, my high school sweetheart and I never got back together. I thank the Lord every day that I am able to share life with my true love, LouAnn. Rev. Keith Harris is pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, in Smart. The Pastor's Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at Pickled Okra, at the corner of Jackson and Johnston Streets on the Square. Church Calendar Email church calendar news to Diane Glidewell at by Monday at 12 noon Church information is published free of charge as space permits. Jan. 26 Dames Ferry Baptist hosts the Diggles Family Dames Ferry Baptist Church, 208 Old Dames Ferry Rd Juliette will host the Diggles Family for a time of praise and worship through music and testimony on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Come for a time of fellowship with refreshments before the service from 5:30-6:30 p.m. To learn more about the Diggles Family, visit or their youtube site or Facebook page. Feb. 2. The revivalist for Week 3 is Minister Ronee Sears. Week 4 of the revival will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and end on Friday, Feb. 16. The revivalist for Week 4 is the Pastor, Bishop Robert H. Jackson. Services will start each See CHURCH Page 5C 9 alrcl Lee Smith Mon - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf Jan. 24-Feb. 16 Powerhouse Apostolic Church of Promise holds revival Powerhouse Apostolic Church of Promise, 3659 Brownlee Road, Forsyth invites every- one to its 4 Weeks of 3 Night Revival. Week 2 of the revival will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 24 and end on Friday, Jan. 26. The revival- ist for Week 2 is Elder Kimberly Taylor. Week 3 of the revival will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 31 and end on Friday, . Boarding Bathing M~ical Managemenl Wellness & Preventive [ IllJ'illillVllttl[l]ilk'ITl~'(l]ll After Hrs. & Emcrgene) ! 60 S. Jackson St. Forsyth, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the Rep0rt FREEMAN FUNE HOME A &me that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place o Forsyth 994-6483 994-6576 "Servicing, Each Family With Equal Res oect" Adalee Jane DeWitt January 21, 2017 Daughter of Tannar & Amanda DeWitt Granddaughter of Justin & Laura DeWitt, Jane & Dean Phelps Great Granddaughter of Eugene & Nancy Whitehead. BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES Jan. 24 Kayla Pritchett Dana Ham Lucy Williams Jackson Sparks Kathy Bryant Jan.25 Cassidy Jackson Jan. 26 Richard Willingham Wyatt Williams Alex Cleveland Jan. 27 Laurie Bloodworth Anna Beth Shepard Paula Jenkins Brandon Grant Matthew Grant Lee Smith Deena Holliman- Smith Candace Baswell Lawson Bittick Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Luther Williams Sandra Brinkley Dustin Ramsey Jan. 31 Jan.29 Ian Ham Jacob Dungan Dustin Music :!i!!!!!;!!i!!ii!!~!Si~ iN~hdays and annr~ersari~ are courtesy of i~iii:i~i!i!ii':!?:~iii!!!~ii:~ili; :iliil iiiii;:iil iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii h nsi bi le ar.TohaveyoUrnameadd othe iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~r,~i~rginiaRemi~at!~4-5426. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are run free of charge for the community. Email Diane Glidewell at with information and picture. ~TM E M B E R A Monroe County Grand three city employees on charges of misconduct after considering findings of a seven~ investb doing work on private property. Forsyth e cai super- intendent GuyWalker and Guy Walker~altedng the electrical ~ at Walker's Sporting Goods five times and the ~ employees for Monroe County School Board an esti- mate of $Z8 million to completely renovate the able for another 20 years of use. ~ " A Nashville real estate developer sets a tentative groundbreaking in March of Forsyth. Georgia Supreme Court denies Mercer University appeal of a temporary restraining order profiting it from using the p erty and assets of Gift College Forsy~ matches the $5,000 donated by the County Commission to MonmeCounty Job Club, ~ich representative Brian Mate says has recru~ andpla~ 60-70 stude~ in local jobs. Forsyth-Monroe County Horse Show, in its fifth year, is chosen the state~ best one-day show by the / Twins at Mary Persons include Donnie & Ronnie Comell & Cordell Unda & Brenda . Talmadge, Sonya &Tonya Arnold and Alvin & Calvin Walker. Paul James is awarded Small Business Owner of the Year at the Forsyth- Monroe County Chamber of Commerce banquet. Forsyth Fire Depart- ment celebrates its 1OOth Nrthday at the City Council with four retired r Smith, Hugh Smith, Hugh Andrews and Bob Allen and current chief WaKer Carter, who began in 1975. Commissioners lift the moratorium on private roads after a public hear- ing on the subdivision ordinance attended by just over a dozen citizens.The moratorium on side-by- side public roads stays in place. The Arts Alliance holds a reception in Forsyth's Hollis House; it hopes to make the house Monroe Coun- ty's cultural center. 2OO8 Many school children join Forsyth's 40th annual march from the court- house to Kynette United Methodist Church in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme is"Passing the torch to a new generation" With no advance warning, 27 employees of Forsyth's Trio Manufacturing learn they are without jobs because of the company's declining revenue. A Thomaston couple suffers injuries and totals their BMW SUV when they slam into a 1,000 lb. black Angus bull on Hwy. 74 just outside Culloden. After allegedly robbing the Circle K store on Harold G. Clarke Parkway of $219, Ricky Watts, 40, who has been convicted of robbery thr~e times, is appre- hended. Commissioner Larry Evans says attorneys Kevin Wagerin and Peter Crossett were not entitled to the $1.3 million paid them in 2006 in the Plant Scherer lawsuit because assessed values of the utilities' prop- erties was not increased. , A Monroe Academyteam wins highest honors in the WordMasters Challenge, a national language arts" competition; MA 7th grad- ers place 1st in the nation in the first of three meets. Jaime Morgan, Melissa Paul and Stephanie Rivers all earn perfect scores, three out of only 167th graders nationally who did so. Jason Gore of Forsyth Forsyth Police Depart- ment has a newT3 electric vehicle, bought with seized drug money, that enables officers to be more in touch with the community. Churches in Monroe County Ministerial Associa- tion are teaming up for a Pancake Supper and Vol- leyball Tournament as part of a goal to raise $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity and LindseySheridan of construction costs. Juliette graduate from Georgia's Youth Challenge NASCAR chaplain Bill Academy, a 22-week resi- Brannon and champion dential program sponsored RexWhite will speak to the by the National Guard. High Falls Civic Club. Mary Persons debate team 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 Fersyth 478-994,4266 i i'