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Elementary Bands Concert will Parade and pass the baton to at Monroe County Health zation. He holds a B.S. from be at the Fine Arts Center on the incoming king and queen Department for blood pres- April 19, May 3 Emmanuel College, an M.Ed. Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the 2019 King and Queen sure, chobsterol and diabetes. from Mercer University and an Cotilhon. For more information, Dana Lynch, Monroe County Mary Per~ns Haters Ed.D. from Walden University. April 13, 20, 27, May 4 contact Annie Evans at 478- Extension Agent will conduct Nighl~ He says he has advocated for Mary Persons Underclassmen more classroom support, de- Diabetos Edition 994-9791. the program, which will benefit creased student testing, quality Empowerment Program both those dealing with diabe- Honors Night will be Thursday, pay in every school district, University of Georgia Exten- Ta Ta kng hngl tes and pre-diabetJc conditions April 19 at 7 p.m. and Senior incentives to recruit and retain sion and FitCo Health Club The Meadows Gun Club, and those supporting individu- Honors Night will be Thursday, quality educators, protection for will present DEEP (Diabetes 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth als with diabetes. There is no May 3 at 6:30 p.m both at the current retirement system Empowerment Education will host TaTa Bang Bang! On charge but pre registration is the Fine Arts Center. for educators, and vocational Program on six Fridays (March Saturday, April 14. The event is needed. For more information and technical education. 30, April 13, 20 and 27, and presented by Shootin~ Sports or to register, call 478-994- April 21 May 4 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at for Cancer, Inc. and benefits 7014. 2018 Hubbard Alumni April 9,16, 23, 30, May 7, 15 FitCo Health Club, 833 Patrol Navicent Health. This is a rain C, el~ralCmn Rd Forsyth. Pre-Registration or shine event. The Lewis Class Wilderness Society toThe 2018 Hubbard Alumni Diabetes Eml~:)wm'n~,~M' is required for this FREE, FUN, Competition will be open to ~ Celebration will be on Sat- Education Program HANDS-ON, six-session pro- everyone with two flight times, Kevin Dye, Director of Leisure urday, April 21. The day will University of Georgia Extension gram for diabetics and those 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will Services for the City of Perry, begin will a parade at 10 a.m. and Monroe County Library who would like to learn more be a loaded Dinner Auction & will be the speaker at the The Celebration Banquet will will present DEEP (Diabetes about diabetes.This interactive Raffle at 6 p.m. featuring the bimonthly meeting of thebegin at 6 p.m. at the Monroe Empowerment Education program teaches self-manage- Low Country Boil. For more Georgia Wilderness Society on County Conference Center, Program) at Monroe County ment of diabetes, risk factors, information, visit tatabangbang. Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth The Library, 72 West Main St complications and much more. org. at the Museum of Arts and keynote speaker will be Robert Forsyth from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on DEEP can help get the support Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Benham, Georgia Supreme Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, you need to take charge. To Kite Day' Macon. He will present a pro- Court Justice since 1995. May 7 and Tuesday, May 15. pre-register, call UGA Extension Forsyt~ will have Kite Day on gram on recreational services, Benham was named one of the This fun, interactive program at 478.-994-7014 or FitCo at Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m.- including the new parks and 100 most influential Georgians teaches self-management of 478-993-2202. 3 p.m. at Country Club Park, additional trails that are being for six years by Georgia Trend diabetes. Learn about risk fac- 343 Country Club Drive. There constructed. All are welcome. Magazine and one of the tars, complications and support. April 14 will be food vendors, inflatables Admission is free. For informa- 100 most influential blacks in Pre-registration is required: 478-994-7014 Monroe County 4-H hosts and Splash Pad, if weather tion on the Georgia Wilderness America for three years by permits. Bring a kite and a Society visit www.georgiawil- Ebony magazine. Tickets for the Mattr~-~s ,~=le Fundrak,~r picnic basket and enjoy the, banquet are $40 per person. April 10 Monroe County 4-H will host day. The city will unveil a new For more information, call Win- a Mattress Sale Fundraiser mural. The day will recognize April 17, 18, 24, 25 iford Berry at 478-747-3627 Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, April 14 at the the kite string made by Trio Cl~=ptor to meet Monroe County RecreationManufacturing in Forsyth. Spring Title I Parent Input Vietnam Veterans Middle Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. meetings Sl lab Baptist WMU has Georgia Chapter 946 will This fundraiser is very unique Faroily Fun Day & HealthSpring Title I Parent Input meet- Anneal Lady ings will be held in April. There Shiloh Baptist Baptist Church meet on Tuesday, April 10 and will benefit the Monroe Screenings will be meetings in the Hub- Women's Missionary Unior~ at 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs County 4-H program and the Peyton Anderson Cancer Cen- will have its Annual Lady Que Church, 1278 Juhette Rd For- students it serves. Come to bard Elementary School Data syth. The group meets on the the Rec Center and lust look ter, Navicent Health (PACC) Room on Tuesday, April 17 from on Saturday, April 21 from 9 invites the community for a free 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, a.m.-1 p.m. at the Forsyth Train second Tuesday of each month, around. You never know if you day of family fun on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Depot on Adams Street. It will All are invited. Regular mem- might find the right mattress for April 14 at PACC, 800 First feature pulled pork, chips, slaw at the T.G. Scott Elementary bership is open to Vietnam Era you. There will be Beautyrest, Street, Macon from 10 a.m.-2 School Data Room on Wednes- and pound cake. Tickets are $8 Veterans; an associate member- adjustable beds and pillows, p.m. Parking is available in day, April 18 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each. Call Elizabeth at 478- ship is open to everyone else. with up to 50 percent savings Navicent Health's Blue Parking and Wednesday, April 25 from 342-4866 for more information Chapter 946 welcomes all off retail. No credit needs, Deck onHemlock Street. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For more informa- and tickets! who would like to join. "Never financing available with 90 This day of family fun will tion, contact Parent & Family again will one generation of days no interest, include carnival food, such as Engagement Specialist Ginger BI~ Bir~ and Blmsgrc~ veterans abandon another." hot dogs and cotton candy, Maddox at Family Engagement . ~lival activities for children of all Specialist Ginger Maddox at Dauset Trails Nature Center's Spring Cleaning with Hubbard Alumni ages and appearances by Annual Blue Birds & Bluegrass Green Cleaning Assoc. King & Queen Disney princesses as well as Festival will be on Saturday, Monroe County Extension Coml~til.~n Macon Bacon mascot "Kevin." will present "Spring Cleaning The Hubbard Alumni Asso-Navicent Health will offer free April 19 April 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with live music at the Pavilion with Green Cleaning." $10 ciation has opened its Annual health screenings, includ- ~ & Goat Short from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will registration. Come learn about King and Queen Competition ing body mass index, blood Cour~ be food vendors and educa- organic pollutants and how to 'for its 2018 Hubbard Daypressure, glucose and PSA Monroe County Extension will tional displays at the faro- reduce them, including how to Celebration on April 21. The screenings, host a Sheep and Goat Short ily friendly event. There is no make home cleaners that don't competition ends on April 14 Course on Thursday, April charge for either admission or pollute indoor air and can save with the King & Queen Cotil- April 17 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the parking. money. To pre-register, call lion at the William Hubbard I~::d:m41'is .~pl~rt Gmp to Monroe County Recreation 478-994-7014. The class will Middle School Auditorium. The Department livestock areas. be taught at Monroe County winners and each competi- I~r of low cost Registration fee is $20, which Library (478-994-7025) on tar get to ride on the float in K~ngsl~di~ti~n~ at includes lunch and program Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30-7 the Hubbard Day Celebra-Health Dept. materials. Participants will learn p.m. tion Parade; the winners are Monroe County Hospital will best management practices introduced in the Hubbard host a Diabetic Support Group for sheep and goats, pasture April 22 'The Mozart 'l mff On Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. the Choral Society of Middle Georgia, the Mercer University Choir, the Mercer Singers, and the McDuffie Center of Strings under the direction of Dr. Stanley Roberts, Associate Dean of the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, and accompanist Jonathan Poe, will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final masterpiece, "Requiem" at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon. Tickets are $10 to the general public. Mercer students and faculty are free with Mercer ID. For more information, please contact The Choral Society of Middle Georgia at 478-216-7841 or www.csmga. org/ticket:info. April 26-29 Mary Persons presents Disney's High School Musical Mary Persons will present Dis- ney's High School Musical at the Fine Arts Center Thursday- Sunday, April 26-29. April 28 Ride for a Cause for Reconciliation House camp Ride for a Cause will be Sat- urday, April 28 to raise funds for Fun in the Son Camp at Reconciliation House, Inc. The b7 mile police escorted route will begin in Thomaston at 12 noon. The ride will run through Woodbury, Manchester, back into Thomaston and end in Yatesville. Registration packet for one bike/one person, which includes one raffle ticket and meal is $30; one bike/two rid- ers, including two raffle tickets and two meals is $50. One rider/one bike is $20, second rider $10. Raffle tickets are $10. To register, contact DanJ- elle Goetz at 404-661-8213. Autism Awarcmcw Festival The Autism Awareness Festival will be Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dayspring Church Campus, 1045 Hwy. 41 S, Forsyth. There will be a 5K Trail Race and Family Fun Run, resource and craft vendors, kids' games & crafts, inflatables, live entertainment and food vendors. Register for the 5K ($25) or the fun run ($15) at or on race day at 7 a.m. For more information, call Anchor of Hope Founda- tion at 478-994-0438 or visit or 41 West Johnston St Forsyth. By Diane Glidewell for recommendation andother city properties;' said then returned to council Hall. Council approved enter- for final approval. The city The city has considered ing into a contract with On April 2 Forsyth city also asked for a variance of the properties combined Crosby Roofing & Seamless council held four pub- 0' setbacks on the proper- with others it owns nearby Gutters, which has offices lic hearings for input on ties. as its site for a new city hall. in Macon, Augusta and applications for beer and The parcels are near the Hall said the existingColumbia, S.C to replace wine package licenses. An city's Public Safety Com- structures on the two re- the roof at the American four applications were for plex, which houses thecently acquired properties Legion Hall for approxi- new ownership at sites that Police Department, Fire will be burned by the Fire mately $11,300. Council already had beer and wine Department and part of the Department in late April or previously approved a package licenses, city employees and services early May. contract with another roof- Neither the new owners formerly at city hall on the ing company in Macon that nor anyone else was pres- square. The city bought Council accepted the res- has failed to do the job in a ent at the council meeting two of the parcels within ignation of Rob DeRieux timely fashion. to speak for or against the last couple of years and from the Forsyth Housing Hall said that Crosy Roof- the applications. Council has owned the other two Authority and appointed ing was the next lowest bid- voted unanimously, 4-0, to for about 10 years, includ- Kathy Rowland to the Au- der when the city took bids approve the applications ing the one with the water thority. Hall said DeRieux on the job. She said when without any questions or tower, said he has had an increase she checked with Crosby discussion. Mayor Eric City manager Janice Hall of travel on his job and Roofing, she was told its Wilson was not at the said that she talked with the cannot attend Housing Au- bid is still good and it is meeting, and with coun- adjacent landowner, Herbie thority meetings. Hall said ready to go to work. The cil member Julius Stroud Johnson, as the members she talked with Rowland, bid is about $1,300 more presiding over the meeting of Planning & Zoning who was recommended than the original low bid. in his place and council asked her to do. She said he for the Housing Authority The first contractor came member Dexter King's seat had read the signs on the at city council's January re- to council to discuss roof- vacant, there were four properties advertising the treat, and Rowland said she ing options and colors with council members available zoning change and setback is willing to serve and will council members, but Hall to vote. variance and had no prob- be able to attend meetings said that after time elapsed, Beer and wine package lem with them. at the presently scheduled the city was not able to get sale licenses were approved "We're asking for the zon- time of 2 p.m. on the first in touch with him. Council for Janak Patel of Hampton ing and setbacks to match Thursday of the month,listened to presentations at 461 Tiff College Drive (Stop N Shop) and 111 Vietnam Veterans Middle Ga. Chapter g46 meets 6:30 pm the 2nd Martin Luther King Drive Tuesday or each month. We meet at Rock Springs Church, (Monroe Food Mart). 1278 Juliette Road, Forsyth, Ga. (about 1.1 / 1.2 miles on left after Licenses were approved crossing bridge over Interstate) for Triptiben Vishert Patel at 471 Tiff College Drive We invite you to come join with us. Regular membership is open to (Holiday BP) and 270 Vietnam Era Veterans. We have an associate membership that is open North Lee Street (Express to everyone who is not a Vietnam Era Veteran. It would be our honor Food Mart). and pleasure for you to join with us. Council approved re- zoning four lots owned by the city on East Chambers Street and S. Harris Street from Highway Business to Institutional. This request was initiated by the city, sent to Planning & Zoning We are looking forward to seeing you. Never Again will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another Vietnam Veterans of America Middle Go Chapter 946 from the Downtown De- velopment Authority about a year ago on the pressing need for roof repair at the American Legion because of the threat to the build- ing. Council approved $12,500 in anticipated fees for city engineers Hof- stadter & Associates to develop a plan for the city to comply with the state environmental consent order siting copper above acceptable levels in Forsyth sewer water. Hofstadter & Associates estimated $5,000 for a Corrective Action Plan and $7,500 for a De- sign DevelopmentReport if needed. Hall said the city has an imminent need for the Corrective Action Plan to send to the state. Council approved pay- ment of invoices totaling Public Hearing Notice The Monroe County Board of Commissioners would like to start the process to dose two railroad crossings located on Highway 41 South. Please join us on the date below for a Public Hearing to start this process. Written comments and questions can be mailed to: Monroe County Board of CommisslMners Po Box 189 Forsyth, GA 31029 Or emailed to: Anita Buice, County Manager Copyto: Kelsey Former, Deputy Zoning Officer Location for Public Hearing: Commissioners Building 38 West Main Street Forsyth, GA 31029 Thursday, April 12, 2918 6:00 p.m. Crossing in Disomsion: Located on GA HWY 41 South Railroad Crossing # 718 341F (Crossing near intersection of Old Rumble Road and Charles Benson Road) Railroad Crossing #718 352T (Crossing between Feed Store and white Methodist Church) 1 l '