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Page 8C , l porter February 21, 2018 $ Carrie Owen is the "miracle" ball field where Sciences/Child & Family new executive direc- children of all abilities Development. After tor of Anchor of Hope can play sports at Monroe working for the UGA Foundation, a non-profit County Recreation Psychology Department based in Forsyth that Department and learning for 10 years, she moved assists families with about the governments,back to Lamar County to children with develop- businesses, people, assets help her parents on their mental disabilities. She and challenges in the chicken and cattle farm. is beginning the new community. She is ready She wants people to year reaching out to busi- to learn even more about know about the scholar- nesses and individuals Monroe County and ships provided by Anchor in the community to sup- Middle Georgia in her of Hope Foundation, port the Anchor of Hope new role with Anchor of the Parents' Night Out Foundation. Hope Foundation. respite care program, "Helping families with "I feel very passionately the Autism Awareness disabilities hits home about Anchor of Hope'sFestival, and the Golf with me," she said. "I had mission," said Owen. "I Tournament fundraiser. a mentally challenged can't wait to begin this The Autism Awareness younger brother and new journey and work for Festival will be Saturday, sister and watched our this amazing organiza-April 28. It is a fund- family struggle to find tion." raiser, an event to raise resources and availability Owen is a native of awareness of autism of services when they Barnesville, attended and resources for those were growing up." Monroe Academy and dealing with it, an oppor- She was a member of graduated from the tunity for families and 2017 Leadership Monroe, UniversitY of Georgia individuals to make con- helping with the class in 2003 with a BA in nections and a day that project of building a Family & Consumer is meant to be fun. It COMMUNITY & CHURCH CALENDARS CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 8D PASTOR'S CORNER by Rev. Jeff Dean True friends help us see it as it is ood friends are hard to find. look around in my own life, and I can come up with only a few people that I know are solid friends. What does that look like? Most people we call friends are really more like happy associates rather than true friends. True friends are those we trust to tell us the truth no matter what. That means tell- ing us things we may not want to hear some- times and confi nting us for our benefit, not theirs. This is so different then social media friends or those that associate with us for what we can do for them or what they can do for US. People we trust and love that love and trust us back with genuine nature and sincerity are to be considered special and rare. We can agree that true friends are a gift we often times do not deserve but we are thankful to have. For all of us that call ourselves Christians, it is even more imperative that we surround our- selves with those who are true friends. We tend to Rev. Jeff Dean select these people, but sometimes God places others in our way to be Christ-like friends that we need at a given time. Consider David and Nathan. Of course, most of us know about David kill: ing Goliath in a show of strong faith. Most of us also know that David, during a time of weak resolve, com- mitted scan- dalous adul- tery with Bathsheba. This is where Nathan comes in. Nathan, a prophet, made a gutsy move in confronting David about his actions with Bathsheba. It could have gone badly for Nathan; but with his wise use of a parable, David was deeply convicted. In 2 Samuel 12, Nathan gave David some harsh truths about his actions. But these hard truths made David a man that was exalted later in the New Testament as an ancestor of Jesus and a "man after God's own heart." It's one of the biggest spiritual turn-arounds of all time, and it had everything to do with an unlikely "real friend" doing something and talking to David. What was the result? David apparently penned Psalm 51 shortly after the confrontation. This Psalm was an account of how David confessed his CHURCH PAGE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE SPONSORS: iii ii FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME[ A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place Forsyth 994-6483 994-6576 i iii!iiiiiiiiiiiil iili i::ii; i : i / ; Boarding Bathing Medical Management Wellness & Preventive Mler Hrs. & Emergency 60 S. Jackson St. Forsyth, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the Reporter includes local and profes- adults with a disability sional entertainment, and their siblings so their food vendors, a resource/ parents can have a night craft fair, children's play out. It is held on the first area, 5K trail race and Friday of the month from fun run. The Anchor of September through April. Hope Foundation needs Visit anchoroflaopefoun- volunteers to make it all dation.org, call Owen at happen. 478-994-0438 or drop Another opportunity for by 41 W. Johnston St volunteers and for fatal- Forsyth for more infer- lies with needs is Parents' mation on resources, Night Out. It provides needs and opportunities tctivities and care for to help. :hildren and young Carrie Owen BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Elizabeth Willoughby John Belknap Susan Samples Leah Pritchett John Bloodworth Tara Williams Jim & Marcia Dugger Feb.22 Denise Vinson Feb. 24 Bryan Steele Sarah Brittain Keith Morey Bobble Daniels Feb. 25 Andreas Smith Joel R. Vinson Sr. Lee & Jeaneen Willingham Chad Davis Jimmy & Sandra Waldrep Gregg & Brittany Davis Feb. 26 James Crawford Jr. 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. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are run free of charge for the community. Email Diane Glidewell at news@mymcr.net with informa- tion and picture. sin and reconciled with a Holy God. He states "For I knowmytransgressions, M E M B E and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You judge. 1988 at Lake Juliette. Middle Georgia College Surely I was sinful at Residents complain to Warriors. birth, sinful from the time commissioners about Jeff Pierson of Culloden my mother conceived me. problems at dumpster getsa holein oneat Deer Ozzie L Penamon of Yet You desired faithful- site~The approximatelyTrail Country Club in Cufloden celebrates ness even in the womb; Barnesville. his 25th anniversaryat You taught me wisdom in GeneralTires'Aldora Mills that secret place. Cleanse 1998 and is presented a new me with hyssop, and I tmt oftev, roe County Sheriff's will be clean; wash me, Office reports 40 cars were and I will be whiter than involved inthe chain- snow. Let me hear joy and trash reaction accident on t-75 Monroe County Habitat for gladness; let the bones piles nearby, on Monday, Feb. 16, with Humanity builds a handi- You have crushed rejoice. 11 pete injured and a Hide Your face from my Forsyth woman killed, room for Eugene Myrick, who has been a quadriple- sins, and blot out all my Steve Chafin is named new gicfor over 25years since iniquity. Create in me a head football coach andan automobile accident. He pure heart, 0 God, and Rd. totally destroyed by athletic director for Mary is now able to have proper renew a steadfast spirit fire. Persons; t~ will be few, if care in his own homefor within me. Do not cast any/ changes to the coach- the first time. me from Your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me Forsyth United Methodist the joy of Your salvation Georgia Public SafetyTrain- firm of Martin & Martin Church's Women welcome andgrant me a willing ing Center, it will showcase of Bamesville $1 inasuitabout 100children with spirit, to sustain me." products used by public filed in 1991 to recoverspecial needs from Monroe (Psalm 51: 3-12) safety personnel. ,' fees for representing the. County schools for theiran- Nathan had shared late Forsyth Mayor R,chard nualValentine spectacular. Monroe Countians PaulaTruitt during a 1988-89 some truths with David East and Pat Suddeth are investigation. It soughtThree weeks after firing that compelled him to pleased that a large tree about S59,000. their pert-time emergency respond to his mistake atthe I-5 and Hwy. 18 management director, with proper action. The interchange will be spared ' Commissioners vote to commissioners offer Matt next things David did in the widening project, keepMonroeCountySupe- Perry his job back. become important to all rior Court downtown even of us in our ability to rec- State law increases the after the new detention Monroe County Board of oncile with God the way speed limits from 55 to 65 and justice center is builb . " Assessors hires Alveno we should, along some rural I:x~ns I Ross as new chief appraiser We are to trust God's of 1-75, including just north Commissioners accept in spite of controversy in mercy, own the sin, plea and just south of Forsyth. the low bid to build the hiswork historywith Bibb 250,OO0-gallon water tank County. for cleansing, ask for joy The speed limit inside the I and purity to replace our city limit remains at 55. in High Falls with bidding sin, and commit to hay- Davidson Mineral Proper- ing a humble heart. More ties names plant manager 32"~sma TV's from the than a record of David's for the Monroe Quarry BessieTumer andthe rest ForsythWalmart. confession, Psalm 51 is a north of Bolingbroke and ofthe Monroe County picture of God's view of advertises for 12-15 other Clubhouse board of The new41 Cycle Shop us when we blow it. He's positions, trustees are looking for in Bolingbroke, owned merciful and compassion- young people to keep the ate. This, along with His A heifer raised by Fred soft heart, is why David Greene of Bunn Rd. wins later was described as $2,500 in prizes in thetended, to provide a place Dr.Wilbur Neisler and his Dixie National Beefmas- a man after God's own heart, ter contest at Mississippi Further. this psalm State University as grand Healthcare's Valentine king champion as bred femaleMayor Paul Jossey crowns and queen. offers hope for all of us and then overall femaleAnne Gamble and Thomas as we allow God to clean . champion. Jackson Valentine queen Mary Persons scorekeeper us up from our dirt. For and king at Forsyth Nurs- Kim tton has carefully David, there was no bet- Both Monroe Acad- ing Home. tallied every basket and ter true friend at that emy Mustangs and Lady rebound for 27 years but moment than Nathan; Mustangs capture regionStan Start signs a letter of says this will be her last what can be said about basketball titles, intent to play football at season. yours? Valdosta State College. Eugene Buckner catches an The formejr Mary Persons 8 3/4 lb. largemouth bass Bulldog also played for the Jeff Dean is senior pas- tor of The Sanctuary Church, 12643 Highway Lee's i 87, Juliette. ThePastors Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Lee Smith Ministerial Association, which meets on the sec- 994-1666 end Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at Men - Fri 10 to 7 The Pickled Okra, 33 Unless Playing Golf W. Johnston St. on the Square. 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