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iD DESTINATION Monroe Community Calendar items run flee of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items to: Dbne Glidewell at news@mymcr et loy 5 p,m. Friday. Extension service offers help in prepadng taxes Monroe County Extension is rais- ing awareness of earned income tax credit and child tax credits and offering VIT/ a free tax preparation ser- vice, to taxpayers in Monroe County. For more informa- tion or to schedule an appointment, call 478-994-7014. Taxpayers who qualify will get free help. It is impor- tant for local tax- payers to dbtermine their eligibility and claim their credits. v i c k i S m it h e He should be back home o6 day, February h was a pretty dinary day in the metropolis of Bolingbroke. It was a pretty spring day, and I decided to leave the office a little early. As I was driving south on Highway 41, I rounded a curve and immediately my heart sank. Lying in the road was our own Jerry Stephens (a.k.a.: The Bolingbroke Mayor). I turned my flashers on and pulled over to go to him. By then a few others were on the scene, includ- ing the man Jerry ran into. Jerry was moving some and had a pulse, but I was fearing the worst. Waiting on the EMT's to arrive, we tried to keep him still but talking as he came to. He appeared to be in shock. His bike was on the side of the road, and the back was crumpled up. It was not a good day for Jerry, whom I was certain was on his way home to watch his favorite TV program- The Andy Griffith Show. This would be one day he would miss seeing it as the ambulance arrived and proceeded to stabi- lize and load him up. I begin to feel a little better about him as he began fussing at the EMT's. For those of you that do not know, Jerry is just a "fussy" person; most know and accept him for this characteristic. His sister, DonNe, arrived on the scene, and I left saying a prayer for Jerry. Bolingbroke just would not be the same without him riding around town daily on his bike. I spoke to Donnie on March 2 for an update, and she told me Jerry had three broken ribs, a broken collarbone, possible concussion and scrapes and bruises and was in Navicent hospital for several days. He has since been transferred to the Rehabilitation Center on Northside Drive in Macon. Donnie said Jerry will be there for about two weeks. Please keep Jerry in your prayers for contin- ued healing. So many of you have inquired about him and I have told Donnie to tell Jerry. If you would like to send him a card, the.address is 3351 Northside Drive Macon, GA 31210. cki Smith covers Bolingbroke for the Reporter. She and her husband, Bobby Lee, own & operate Properties Plus Realty, and she is oresident of Bolingbroke Community Club, which gives us the beloved Bolingbroke Christmas oarade. x Start your own heirloom preparation ' AARP qualified volunteer tax pre- parers will prepare returns free of charge for low and middle income cli- ents at The Buck Melton Center on See CALENDAR Page 8C ByVicki Smith from seeds. And the tomatoes they grow are not just any toma- Jean HaUman fives in south to but very specialized tomatoes Monroe County and has the called Heirloom. greenest thumb I know offWhat does this mean? Jean and her three Children and Heirloom vegetables are old-time husband, Darrell, have a beauti- varieties, open pollinated instead ful garden with a greenhouse of hybrid and saved and handed in their big backyard. They also down through multiple gen- have several cats and chickens erations of families. They have running around, exceptional taste and once you've In their greenhouse they grow had the juice of a perfectly ripe, many types and varieties of just picked, sun warmed heir- tomatoes, herbs and peppers loom tomato running down your to tradition thi Spring chin, Jean says she bets you will never enjoy a bland, mealy, gro- cery store tomato ever again! Jean grows mostly Heirloom varieties because she and her family love fresh, great tasting food. She says having her gar- den is not only very convenient and affordable but also very therapeutic. Her three little ones are mostly good eaters, and it's partly because they get to plant, cultivate and eat their own healthy snacks. Jean will be offering her plants to the public at her annual sale See TOMATO Page 8C IIIIIII ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1~~~ Visit or call these businesses to get great deals and to support your hometown enterprises. To advertise your business, call Carolyn Martel at 478-960-2259 CifECt<. OU[ OUR LtN[S OF: MudPis, Southern M,~sh, Karlt Buxton, Properly Tied, Oak River, Charles Pdver, Rewined, SCOUT, Oorkeacle, I-Iaa-ry Ba2ker, Volcano Candles and many morelll BIBB TOOL AND CUTTER 6221 Hwy 41 South - Bolingbroke, GA Tablesaws Planers Bandsaws Shapers Drill Presses. Jointers Lathes. Milling Machines New & Used Machinery Abrasives Cutting Locally Owned & Operated Idus David Smith & Adam Maynard - EMiFED llEPAIB Collins Home Ins )ection, Inc. %9 8 irr%W' 5877 Hwy. 41 Botingbro, ke, GA Residential t Light Commercial Locally Owned and Operated Est. 2003 Specializing in Customer Satisfaction Oualifying Agent RL QAO03330 License #RL C0003308 : . .L : ~ 2 ZL ~ ~ P.O. Box 525 Bolingbroke, GA 31004 (478) 256-5668 I - "NEW" Local Artist at Henry's! Come see her expressive w0rk and ask her about creating something special for y0u! 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Located: 8175 Rivoli Rd. Bolingbroke GA 31021 (Behind Southern Charm General Store) (478) 342-2251 yarnloveva@Facebook We are located in Beautiful Bolingbroke and serve all of Monroe/Bibb Counties