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March 6, 2019 Pdge 5C iR orter The Annual Hubbard Day Celebration will begin on Saturday, April 13 with the King and Queen Pageant at 6 p.m. It Will be at "r he newly renovated Monroe County Board of Education Auditorium, 25 Brooklyn Ave Forsyth. The Hubbard Alumni Association Banquet will be Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Monroe County Conference Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth. The key- note speaker with be Mrs. Loft Johnson, evening news anchor at WMAZ, Chan- nel 13. Tickets for the catered banquet are now available for $40 per person. The Hubbard Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 20. Line up is in front of Robins Financial Credit Union, 75 East Johnston Street The parade will proceed to the William Hubbard School campus. For tickets to the banquet or more information on the 2019 Hubbard Day Celebration, contact Winifred Berry at 478-747-362Z IIHlll!llli[lll[flliHIIHIHfflliIlIHtflHII ~[II~1iI~iiIi~Ii~iI~IIi!IIiI~H~iiiiiIIi~iIHiIii~iiI~iii~iH~IIjIiI~i](iiiiIII~i~H!IIH~jIiiiI~iI~I~IIII~II~iI~I~II! March 6 March g Bryce Lynch Betty Jo Pope John & Cathy Will Davis Jenkins March 10 March Z Laura Corley Karen Quinn Greg Music Hope Ham Paula Cothern Terry Drew Mr. & Mrs. Roger Nathan Wood Onstott March 11 March 12 Annie Bittick Ford Davis Caldwell Tripp Shipman March 13 Debbie Moore Natalie Vinson Dr. Craig Caldwell 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. OOO l i~iflllHltltiIHlitllIIlilllllHHfiiiflltliHH!ifl~HiIIIli~f~llliiHIl!Ill.llHH Hi i~HHlt~lHliHItlfllfli~tlIH!lHtiifttlHtllllilIIHHllItIIl~Ht!flit~ftltl!IltflH 1989 Fountain is runner-up. Local artist Raye Ammtrong~5 "Forsythia;' valued at $400, that she painted for the inau- Senate Bill 117 propases the Towaliga Judicial gural festival to be held March 22-25 will be Circuit to becomprised of Monroe, Lamar and on display at a number of locations throughout Butts counties. festival week. First Baptist Chui'ch of High Falls dedicates its fellowship hall in memory of Rev. Thomas H. Perkins. Monroe County four schools report that cases of flu are subsiding after reaching a peak when 15 percent of students were absent one week. Forsyth accounts receivable clerk Glodelle Ver-zyl, wha has worked for the city for 23. years under three mayors and four city clerks, is retiring. MaryPersons Lady Bulldog 'sophomore Neosha Walker scores 37 paints in a 66-53 win over the ILE. Lee Lady Rebels, with 26 rebounds and five assists. Forsyth-Monroe County Kiwanis assumes sponsorship of Unit 51 of the Boy Scouts of America, one of the oldest units in the nation formed when BSA was chartered in 1910, after Forsyth Lions Club asks to be relieved of sponsorship. John Turner of Monroe County starts on his third gallon of blood donated to the Red Cross on his' 18th vis' to the local blood drive by Monroe County Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Laura Ann Martin of Mary Persons and April Leneen W llingham of Monroe Academy are named Monroe County 1989 STAR students. STAR teachers are Mike Franklin and Wendell Ramage. Sonny Trammell breaks a Forsy~ Golf Course record when he fires a 63 (30-33) to set the now record for 18.holes, ~ing the old re- cord set by All Jernigan in 1983 by one stroke. Nine people in Meadow Park Subdivision file suit against Forsy~ city council and two camI ponies to stop a 50-unff apartment complex on Highway 41 North. Rhonda Ann Moore. is named Miss Monroe County in the Annual Ja :ees' pageant, first runner-up is Melissa Roberts; second runner-up is Francino Pope. Over 100 local Girl Scouts, representing five Brownie Troops and three Junior troops, attend an overnight program at Monroe County Clubhouse. 1999 Forsyth will buy CommuniComm and operate it while it rebuilds and upgrades the cable system. A group of concerned citizens with Bill Baze- more as spokesman addresses Monroe County Board of Education about adding soccer, another non-revenue-procJucing sport, to the systom sports program. Sixth grader Leah Hunter wins Monroe County Middle School annual Spelling Bee; Amy Bath.Mary Persons boys and girls basketball teams finish the season as number one seeds in the northern sub-region. Matt C-~ffin signs with the Air Force Academy; Curtis Danielly signs with Middle Tennessee State. Southern Textiles, Inc. is purchasing the 58,000 square-foot former Pridecraff building on Highway 41; the company makes bedspreads and other bed linen. It expects a kickoff of 55 employees with 110-150 at full capacity. Monroe County Courthouse is the target of a telephone bomb threat; no bomb is found. Fred Greene of Forsyth is named Commercial Caffleman of the Year at the 38th Annual Georgia Cattlemen Convention. Belinda Benson of Forsyth is s~ving on the 1999 Georgia Farm Bureau Women~ Commit- tee, and Doug Longer of Forsyth is serving on the Young Farmer Committee. Mike and Kathy Ivey rescue an abandoned horse and pig after the owner abandons them and they are about to be put down by animal control. A neighbor rescues the abandoned 2009 Camp Kaleo, owned and operarl~ by the Georgia Baptist Convention, may have to do without its 29-acre lake this summer as the county drains it to replace a faulty flood gate. Eliana Bunn of Forsyth is returning to Iraq to work as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. She can speak and interpret all 21 dialects of Arabic. Rosemary Walker welcomes over 100 people as the first-ever, month-long Monroe County black history exhibit opens. C-eorgia Stale Patrol asks Monroe County commissioners to build a new headquarters for it; the post in Forsyth writes almost $1 million a year in tickets for Monroe County. Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce gives hey Builders a Golden Nail award for its new office on johnstonville Road. Four Mary Persons football players sign leflers of ink nt: Devin Chambliss, Jadarius Hdmlin, Chris Buwden, Devarick Jones. Mary Persons graduate Justin Harvey wins a regional Emmy for his work as a producer with Nashville Public Television. This look at what Monroe County residents wore reading in the Reporter 30, 20 and 10 )'ears ago this week Is brought to yon by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray 'Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street * Forsyth 478-994-4266 |N MON#OE COIIHTY Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items for the Community Calendar to Diane Ghdewell at by 8 a.m. on Monday. March 1-29 Youth Art Student Exhibit Monroe County Schools Visual Arts Department will host the Youth Art Month Student Exhibit featuring artwork from Georgia Art Education Association District 5 schools at Monroe County Fine Arts Center from March 1-29. March 8,9,10 Annual Used Book Sale Friends of the Monroe County Library will hold its Annual Used Book Sale in coniunction with the Forsythia Festival. The sale ts at Monroe County Clubhouse, behind the hbraryThere will be a Preview Sale on Thursdayl March 7 from 5-7 p.m. (Members only, but you can loin at the door!) The sale will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 from 9 am-6 pm and on Sunday, March 10 from l-Spin (box sale!) All proceeds benefit the library and a college scholarship for a local student. March 9 COP to hold Mass Meetings, County Convention On Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m Monroe County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect delegates and alter- nates to the Republican Party Convention at New Providence Baptist Church, 2560 US 41 S, Forsyth.Registration opens at 8 a.m: Monroe County residents who are registered to vote by March 9 and believe in the principles of the Repubhcan Party are urged to participate. Monroe County Republican Party Convention will convene at 10 a.m. on March 9 at New Providence Baptist Church to (1) elect Delegates and Alternates to the Eight, Congressional District Convention(s); (2) elect Delegates and Alternates to the Georgia Republican State Convention: (3) adopt the Rules of the County Republican Party: (4) elect officers for the 2019-21 term; and (5) conduct other business as necessary For infor- mation, contact Denise Herring, Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Party at monroeco- The Eight Congressional District Convention will convene on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. TBA in Houston County. March 9-10 rsyth Festival The two-day arts & crafts show in downtown Forsyth will include a Kid's Corner (with wrist- bands available), sporting tournaments, live en- tertainment, mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10. FaithFest, a faith based singing competition, will be Saturday night. Visit or call 478-994-9239 for more information March 11 * Monroe County Board of Health Publk Meeting Monroe County Board of Health, 106 Martin Lu- ther King Jr. Drive, Eorsyth will hold its quarterly public meeting on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. March 16 SAT Prep Bout Camp Friends of Monroe County Library arid Monroe County ACE will sponsor an SAT Prep Boot Camp at Monroe County Library, 62 W Main Street, Forsythia Saturday, March 16 beginning at 10 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call 478-994-7025 or stop by to register. The $25 registration fee includes four hours of instruction by current and retired certified educa- tors and an SAT study guide to keep. March 21-22 Baloage & Silage . 'K rt Course The Extension Agents of Monroe, Jones, Upson and LamarCounties will host a Baleage and Silage Short Course March 21-22. This two-day intensive program will cover all aspects of bale- age and silage production and includes both lectures and equipment demonstrations. Registra- tion is $80 and includes program materials and meals. Submit registration to Monroe County Extension Office or online at www.georgiafor-