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l orter March 21, 2018 Around Monroe County Forsyth Juliette High Falls Bolingbroke Culloden Smarr Monroe County Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. I e Mail items to: Diane Glidewell at by $ p.m. Friday. 2018 Hubbard Alumni Celebration The 2018 Hubbard Alumni Celebration will be on Saturday, April 21. The day will begin will a parade at 10 a.m. which will start near Robins FCU and end at Monroe County Middle School Hubbard Campus. The Celebration Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. at the Monroe County Conference Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth The keynote speaker will be Robert Benham, Georgia,Supreme Court Justice since 1995. Benham was named one of the 100 most influential Georgians for six years by Georgia Trend Magazine and one of the t00 most influential blacks in America for three years by Ebony magazine. Tickets for the banquet are $40 per person. For more information, call Winifred Berry at 478- 747-3627. March 23, 30 April 13, 20, 27 May 4 Diabetes Education Empowerment Program :, University of Georgia: Extension and FitCo Health Club will present DEEP (Diabetes Ern-, powerment Education Program on sic Fridays (March 23 and 30, April 13, 20 and 27, dnd May 4 from 10 a.m.-1~ noon at FitCo Health Club, 833 Patrol Rd ' Forsyth. Pre-Registration is required for this FREE, FUN, HANDS-ON, six-session program for diabetics and those who would like to learn more about diabetes. This interactive program teaches self-manage- ment of diabetes, risk factors, complications and much more. DEEP can help get the sup- port you need to take charge. To pre-register, call UGA Extension at 478-994-7014 or FitCo at 478-993-2202. March 31, April i0 Spring , Cleaning with Green Cleaning onroe County Exten'- siGn will present "Spring Cleaning with Green Cleaning" $10 registra- tion. Come learn about See CALENDAR Page 3C By Diane Glidewell Patricia "Pat" Carr headed from PruittHealth Forsyth to the Mary Persons band room early Tuesday morning where she was greeted by Band Director Eric Thompson and the Mary Persons symphonic band. The visit was arranged for Carr, who retired after 32 years as a band director in public schools, by PruittHeath Forsy-th. Thompson and Carr talked about the joy of sharing their love of music with students and the plea, sure of playing instruments themselves and listening to the sounds of the band as students grew more proficient with their talents. Carr said she played the French horn, the trumpet and other brass instru- ments. The symphonic band played Samuel R. Hazo's ' krabesque" and "Lon- donderry Air" for Carr to her delight. "Everything you say brings back a memory" By Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.nef Willie "Freight Train" Raines told Mary Persons students that words are more powerful than guns or knives in how they can influence people. Raines, It said Carr. "These folks look like the people I taught. I thoroughly enjoyed it; your band is very good" Carr's niece, Wendy Stanley, a recruiter with Piedmont College, was able to join her on the visit to Mary Persons. She said that Carr graduated from Hiram College in Ohio and then from Michigan State and studied at the Peabody Conservatory. As a Woman band director in the late 1960's, she was not able to get hired in the North but found a job in Georgia. Stanley said that Carr talked of how most of her fellow students were men, since directing a band was considered a field for men at the time. How ver, Carr had an understanding of music theory and a love for her field that impressed those who experienced it. She could play almost any instrument. PruittHealth Activity Director Della Bradley said that Carr enjoys playing her xylophone and tambo- rine at the nursing home. Stanley said Carr was originally from Cleve- land, Ohio. She taught known for his 'super- human' fetes of physical strength, was the motiva- tional speaker at the Annual Respect Rally sponsored by the Mary Persons chapter of Best Buddies, an organiza- tion dedicated to including persons with disabilities Patricia Carr listens as Eric Thompson directs M.Es symphonic band for her on March 13. (Photos/Diane Glidewell) first in Calhoun, Ga then Hawkinsville and at North- side Middle School in Warner Robins for the lat- ter years of her career. She retired in the early 1990%. In her retirement, she enjoyed riverboat cruises with calliope music. Carr told Thompson that after retiring she also enjoyed listening to band music coming from a new middle school built down what was once a dirt road near her home. "We're all kindred souls. We love music" said Thompson. "We always love an audience, especially one with musical knowl- edge." He told Carr that she must come to the Mary Persons Spring Band Con- cert at the Fine Arts Center on May 1. Above, Carr smiles as she leaves Mary Persons after her visit. She is pictured with her niece, Wendy Stanley, left, and staff from PruittHealth Forsyth. in the mainstream of life's activities. The Respect Rally this year expanded its focus beyond asking students to respect those with disabili- ties to reminding students to respect every individual for their unique abilities and potential, including them- selves. Raines' message centers on anti-bullying, and he has delivered the message over 20 years in 27 countries, including on some wide- reaching media, such as The Steve Harvey Show and ESPN. He got his nickname 'Freight Train' by things like breaking a bat behind his back, breaking through 7 feet of ice with his head, smashing 6-foot walls of See RALLY Page 2C IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIii111111111111111111111111111111111111 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS :)wens Insurancl Agency 16 East Johnson St. I ='"" * ' Forsyth, GA 31029 I t,a e enough +e +e AUTO HOME LIFE I s malle gh to LONG-TERM CARE I I gg2-m6 Rick Owens I 24-Hour (478) 994-1515 I Emergency Service (478) 742-7966 1 , J ! Quality from g Tractor in the Worldt i Enterprise Carlton Maynard 109 Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30204 770) 358-3572 THIS SPACE IS N4AILABLE Let Monroe Cou know you re here !r t 0 !