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April 3, 2019 Page 7C il 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 the newly-renovated Monroe County Board of Education Auditorium, 25 Brooklyn Ave Forsyth. The Hubbard Alumni Association Banquet will be Frida) April 19 at 7 p.m. at Monroe County Conference Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth. The key- note speaker with be Mrs. Lori Johnson, evening news anchor at WMAZ, Chan- ne113. 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. Lineup is in front of Rob'ms 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 478-747-3627. 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Email Diane Glidewell at news@mymcr.net with information and picture. ee Ill I IIIi!l I IIIIHIIHI fill If I I Ill U IIIIH If HHUII ill IHUHH i Ill If!Ill If!Jill tH !IIHiIIII!iUI IMIIIIIi!IIIIiiIIIiiiI~IIHII~I!~ !IIIIHIil!il fill !Ill I I!H l lIiIIIIIH U IIIH 1989 Donald Dempsey, the accountant who worked Two big proiects at the Left Banque Care & 10 years br Ebon Academy founder Dr Flor- Tavern are a talent show sponsored by Forsyth's ence Alexander, files a civil suit in federal court East Recording Studios and renovation of the alleged numerous false claims with the federal old Rose Theatre into an al fresco dance area government. complete with stage and seating. Monroe Academy is averaging about 90 percent of its graduates enrolling in college. One of the two eaglets in Monroe County's Bald Eagle nest near Lake Juliette perishes as it begins to exercise its wings. New City Judge Elmo Remick asks council to find a batter system for collecting fines and to consider a community service program br some offenders. Betsy Stovall is Mary Persons STAR student; bib Bass is her STAR teacher. Ginger Maddox is Monroe Academy's STAR student; Maura Pipkins is her STAR leacher. Sadie Jackson will have her Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sharp and Powell Streets with hog dogs, refreshments and prizes. Bill Querry is sworn in as new city council member after winning over Melvin Lawence, 262-236. The first regular daytime Monroe County Commission meeting in several years lasts eight hours, 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Entertainment for the Forsythia Festival includes clogging by the Forsyth Footstompers, Stewart Rodeheaver's Magic Show, music by Buck, Joey & Johnny V, Nancy Robison School of Dance and music by Skeet Frazier's Band. A proposed 1,00a-acre purchase for a landfill on the Lamar-Monroe County line includes 136 acres in Monroe County, but it will not be part of the landfill according to the realtor Rev. Wes Griffin of Christ United Methodist Church is heading an effort to organize a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Monroe County. Monroe County Commission relaxes its regula- tions on older mobile homes, allowing them to be moved within the county Georgia Supreme Court upholds the 1997 double murder conviction and death penalty of Andrew Allen Cook for the 1995 Lake Juhette murders. TIC (The Industrial Company) crew volunteers complete much-needed bathrooms for the Wellington Building, Forsyth's large structure for public rental. TIC is constructing Oglethorpe Power's new peak usage plant on Rumble Road in Smarr Monroe County BOE votes to add soccer to the athletic program for the 2C)0OO1 year, with whether to have girls, boys or a co-ed team to be decided later 2009 It's been almost a year since Jonathan Gastley came to Mary Persons to be the baseball coach, and this year parents have pitched in to turn the field into a top-notch park. Forsyth moves to make an employee a port- time salaried dogcatcher to respond to com- plaints about too many stray dogs in Forsyth. Marion Vincent is re-elected president of the Collier Homemakers Club. Former Mary Persons football standout Alvin Tales, now with the New Orleans Saints, presents a $1,000 check to the Bulldog football program. 1999 Anita Mathis, who teaches 8th grade at Mon- roe County Middle School, receives the Distrid VII Georgia science teacher of the year avcard for the middle school level. Alvin Jefferson, Mary Persons Class of 1993 and son of Fred and Shirley Jefferson of Juhette, is playing professional basketball in Luxembourg as he waits for his chance in the NBA. He has also played in Switzerland and Australia since graduating from Auburn. After 18 months of planning and construction, High Falls Water System begins serving its first custorn,Dallas D. DeMille, at 40 Drewery Drive. Mary Persons boys basketball season comes to an abrupt end when it is learned the team used an ineligible player Senior Johnny Lackey transferred from Lamar County, but his whole family unit did not move into Monroe County. Dr. Margie Campbell is Teacher of the Year at Monroe County Achievement Center Mary Persons seniors Haleigh Herring and Jeffrey Erode shadow Ga. house senior floor leader Jim Cole as port of National Job Shadow Day. Ebenezer UMC pays off its mortgage. Forsyth council says both city swimming pools, which closed five years ago, are beyond repair and it does not have the money to build a new one, although it has $300,000 coming in over the next five years in sales tax revenue for recreation. Monroe County Hospital's Relay for Life team raises more than $1,c 30 br cancer research with a giant Bunko for Breast Cancer game that drew about 100 people. Monroe County relished its first significant snow- fall in years with 2-6 inches on March 1. This look M what Monroe County Jdents were radiq In the Reporter 30, 20 mid 10 ymirs ago this woek is bronuM to you by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 WestMainStreet. Fors h 478-994-4266 Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items for the Community Calendar to Diane Glidewell at news@mymcr.net by 8 a.m. on Monday. l'lleatJng .Ik lm :e funds available Middle Georgia Community Action Agency still has funds available for heating assistance for Monroe County residents. Those who have not applied for this year's program, which began in November, may call 1-844-588-1552 or go to mgcaa.appointment.works/ea/home to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins are accepted. To be eligible, households must have an income at or below 60 percent of the state median income level, which is $43,921 for a four-person house- hold. Documentation of income and heating bill Js required. April 4 Juliette River Club to meet Juhette River Club will meet on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at Fire Station #3, 474 McCrackin Street, Juhette. Everyone interested in the Juliette community is welcome. The club meets on the first Thursday of each month. April 3-6 Macon Friends of the Library Sprig Book Sale Friends of the Library" Macon Spring Old Book Sale will be April 4-6 at 2720 Riverside Drive at the Riverstreet Corners Center from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. There are more than 55,000 gently- used and like new books in over 70 categories. Members are invited to a preview sale April 3 from 4-7 p.m. New memberships purchased at the door are valid for both 2019 sale previews. Cash, checks, credit and debit cards accepted. April 6 Dragonfly Bio Blitz at Ocmulgee Mounds The first Dragonfly Bio Blitz at Ocmulgee Mounds will be on Saturday, April 6 from 9-3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Participants will help collect data and identify the differ- ent species of Dragonfly on the park grounds. Dragonfly are one of the most beautiful elements of the natural world. Participants will be given a free dragonfly bio blitz t-shirt and water bottle. The park will provide cameras and field guides while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and field guides and wear appropriate clothing, including closed- toed shoes and sun protection. Children's craft programs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. include painting a wooden dragonfly as a souvenir. For information, contact Park Ranger Angela Bates at Angela Bates@nps~gov or (478) 752-8257 ext 219. April 8 Blue Bridge Soclety to meet The Blue Bridge Society will meet on Monday, April 8 at the parish house next door to Forsyth Presbyterian Church, 63 N. Jackson Street at 7 p.m. with a social hour preceding the meeting. Country Club Park, 343 Country Club Drive, Forsyth on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring a kite and a picnic basket. There will be food vendors, inflatables and kits for children to make and decorate kites and enter them into a contest with a drawing at 1:30 p.m. If weather is appropriate, the Splash Pad will be open. Call 4788-994-7747 for more information. Mmquerede Ball will benefit for Hemm "Unmasking Homelessness, a masquerade ball and auction event to benefit Monroe County Habitat for Humanity will be Saturday, April 13 at Monroe County Conference Center from 7-11 p.m. featuring music, fun, New Orleans food and beverages. Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry is the title sponsor. Semi-formal masquerade attire is requested. Tickets are $30/person, $50/couple through April 8 and $30 person thereafter, available at Cotique Boutique, Monroe Physical Therapy, 1st Choice Accounting and the Habitat Facebook event page. ) April 13, 19, 20 A nual The Annual Hubbard Celebration will begin on Saturday, April 13 with the King and Queen Pag- ' eant at 6 p.m. It will be at the 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 keynote speaker with be Mrs. Lori Johnson, evening news anchor at WMAZ, Channel 13. Tickets for the catered banquet are now avail- able for $40 per person. The Hubbard Day Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 20. Lineup 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 Hubbard Alumni Anmml K'mg & Queen The Hubbard Alumni Association has opened registration for its Annual King & Queen Competition for its 2019 Hubbard Day Cel- ebration held on April 13. The winners and each competitor get to ride on the float in the Hubbard Day Celebration Parade; the winners are introduced in the Hubbard Day Celebration Banquet; they appear in the Fort Valley Home- coming Parade; ride on the Hubbard Alumni float in the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber Christmas Parade and pass the baton to the incoming king and queen at the 2020 King and Queen Pageant. For more information, contact Annie Evans, Chairman, at 478-994-9791. April 11 Until April 15 Covenant Care Services lad'ms Night Free income tax prel mtion msistmu:e Out AARP is again providing the community service CovenantCare Services, a pro-hfe adoption of free income tax preparation for low and ministry serving all of Georgia, will host its 14th middle income residents in Middle Georgia, Annual Ladies' Night Out on Thursday, April 11 at including those who live in Monroe County. It 7 p.m. at Shirley Hills Baptist Church in War- is available to all ages and does not require ner Robins. It will feature inspirational speaker membership in AARP The service is available at Mandy Young. There will be door prizes and the Buck Melton Center on Sessions Drive in special dessert items. Tickets, $20 each, are Macon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday available online at covenantcareadoptions.com, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through April 15. You must Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more bring your social Security card and photo ID information, call Jo Betsy Kinser at 478-923- for yourself and all dependents. Also bring last 5652 or Sandra Neal at 478-962-0459. year's return, if possible. For more information, call 478-361-9984. April 13 Pruitt I'llealih cel mtl s EasierApril 16 Pruitt Health Forsyth, 521 Cabaniss Road invites Pu~k I~l~lg ~ ~ ~11~ family and friends and the community, especially ~sl~ Plan children, to an Easter celebration on Saturday, Forsyth will have a public meeting on its City April 13 at 11 a.m. There will be an Egg Hunt, Park Master Plan at Aldermen Hall, 5 W. Adams games, prizes, arts & crafts and lots of fun. St Forsyth on Tuesday, April 16. Design archi- tects will be available to discuss the project and Kite Day take input from 1-7 p.m. Forsyth will host its 2nd Annual Kite Day at Owned by Jason Dorsey of Forsyth i