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April 17, 2019 Page 5C orter Loc VVA Chapter946 visits Ga, Veterans H0me. Vietnam Veterans of America and As- sociates of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 946, Forsyth carried gift baskets to the lady veterans at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville on Sat- urday, March 30. They gave gift baskets and lap blankets to the ladies and spent time with them. It was enjoyable to chat and visit with all of the lady veterans. The members of Chapter 946 who made the trip to Milledgevile were Emma Gonza- les-Stembridge, VVA; Karen McMichael and Marty Curlee, AVVA. Pictured with one of the veterans are McMichael, left, and Cudee. Iiigll~iIlii~!~!i!iiiiil~i!{iiitIii!/lii!/iiIl~ [~IH~1I~!i~i~{I~i{~11~U!~Ii~!i~I{i!~!ii~Iii~ii~Hi~!~iI~i~i{~IiiI~i~Ih!Hi!iIiii~Iii{i~[~5!{}i~{iUii~ii~!~i!~i April 17 April 19 Daisy Daniels Elsie Daniels Miah McSwain April 21 Benjamin Steele Nolen Howard April 24 April 18 Kahe Evans Riley Nichole Dunn April 20 April22 1I Bunn Percell Kelly Donna Davis Copelan Mathis Luke Woods Steven & Regina Sikes 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. 1957 were Clayton English, Phillip English, city About two-dozen volunteers from Plant staff, Larry Clark, Ricky Epps, mayor, city Scherer help rescue Greg Furham of Jack- council and state prisoners. son after a six-car wreck on Highway 87; sheets of plywood from a tractor-trailer Sadie Jackson holds her annual Easter Egg load covered Furham's vehicle and trapped Hunt for neighborhood children, complete him down an embankment, with games and treats, in a lot off Sharp Street. Monroe County Board of Education elects James Watkins chairman: he had filled the unexpired term of Benson Ham. Kim Crawford is crowned 1989 Miss Black Monroe County; Colondra Jones is first runner-up. Two houses are moved to make way for Captain D's Seaford Restaurant on North Lee Street. One bought by Rev. Dan Whitaker and Ernest Jackson is moved to Highway 42 North. A sketch shows the Veterans' Park to be built next to Plantation Hill Shopping Cen- ter with a pond with floating fountain and a natural amphitheater. Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, one of the most successful coaches in women's basket- ball, is the featured speaker at the Mary Persons baseball banquet. The body of a man found in western Mon- roe County Sept. 9, 1998, ruled to be a homicide, is still unidentified. Monroe County Special Olympians accept a check for $2,000 from the Walmart Foundation to help fund athletes attending the World Games this summer. Lake Juliette Sailing Club 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Regatta attracts over 30 participating sailboats. Monroe County Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Women's Committee Dairylicious Recipe Contest. Magistrate Judge Buck Wilder marries Jimmy and Sharon Smith on the old fishing bridge at High Falls with black lab Big 'Un as best man and ring bearer. 2OO9 Over 300 attend First Baptist Youth Choirs annual dinner theater "A Night at the Grammy Awards." The evening raised $4,500 that will be used for the summer choir tour. Jonah's on Johnston madea 36-inch pizza, the largest brick oven pizza ever made Eric Bunn, 6th grader at Monroe Academy, in middle Georgia, to raise money for the wins 2nd place and a prize of $100 in Community Care Council. the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture poetry contest. Ivey Weldon, 12, gets a good prognosis after being injured in a car accident the Joe Duke of High Falls is honored with a day six inches of snow slammed middle Who's Who in Country Music award from Georgia. Family members hope she will the Atlanta County Music Association. come off a ventilator in a f~w days. New owners of the McDonald's Restaurant Jennifer Pippin, an 8th grade science and in Forsyth are Forsyth residents Dennis and math teacher at Hubbard Middle School, is Carolyn Schmitt. Monroe County's Teacher of the Year. 1997 DOT workers find the body of a Lilburn The sale of the $5.4 million bond from For- man in a wooded area off 1-475 more than syth Downtown Development Authority to three days after he was apparently killed First Union Bank is closed and the City of in a car crash. Forsyth begins operating its cable system. The 5th anniversary Culloden Highland Games & Scottish Festival will include athletic, bagpipe, drum and dance compe- titions, many demonstrations, vendors and entertainment. Dimple Sullivan of Forsyth is chosen Lamar County Teacher of the Year. She teaches at Lamar County Primary School. Monroe County's unemployment rate jumps to 7.8 percent, but that's as good or better than seven surrounding counties. Faith Fest was a success with 14 perfor- mances of songs of faith even though it had to move from the outside stage to the BOE auditorium at the last minute. Cousins for Christ, a group from Harvest Cathedral in Macon, won first place. City of Forsyth walking track in the city Mt. Zion UMC breaks ground on a new park is complete: 2 3/4 trips around the recreation field and pavilion on Evans track make a mile. Helping with the project Road. Monroe County Memorial Chapel This look at what Monroe County residents were reading In the Reporter 30, 20 and 10 years ago this week Is brought toyou by We. set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266 |N .N@N E @UNTY 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. Physicals for student athletes Register at or at 7 On Monday, April 22 Mary Persons will of- a.m. On race day. For more information, call 478- fer physicals for all student-athletes, The cost of 994-0438. the physical is $10. All student-athletes are re- quired to have a physical in order to participate April 28 Jn athletics. The physicals will be held at James C~te Mcmlorial Day P. Evans Gymnasium on the campus: All rising Cabaniss Chapter 415 invites the public to the 7th and 8th graders 3:45-5 p.m.;all rising 9th - Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service 12th graders 4:45-6 p.m. Student-athletes must in the Forsyth Cemetery on Sunday, April 28 fill out the front page of the GHSA approved at 2 p.m. Service members of all wars will be form, and it must be signed by both the student- honored, a Certificate of Appreciation will be athlete and parent/guardian, presented to James Franklin Fire and a National Middle School Spring Practice (current 6th and Defense Medal will be presented to David 7th Grade) will be April 23-26 from 3:30-5 p.m. Wayne Fire Sharon Steele-Smith, President 9th Grade Spring Practice (current 8th Grade) Georgia Division, UDC, will be the keynote will be April 30-May 2 and May 6-10 from 4- speaker. 6 p.m. Varsity Spring Practice (current 9th, lOth, and 11th Grade) will be May 6-17 from 4-6 p.m. April 30 Spring Game vs. WACO will be May 17 at 6 Raising Backyard Poultry p.m. at Dan Pitts Stadium Monroe County Extension will host a Raising Backyard Poultry event on Tuesday, April 30 April 25-28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 90 "All Shook Up" Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Forsyth. Are you a Mary Persons Musical Theatre Department will chicken enthusiast? Learn hew to get the most present the musical comedy "All Shook Up" on out of your backyard flock. Registration is $10 April 25-27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. and includes a r0eal. Call 478-994-7014 to Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and register by April 26. are available at Mary Persons and Central Office. May 4 1968-98 Reunion hosted by Bill Querry April 26-27 Bill Querry, who was a Monroe County Save A Pet Sidewalk Sale principal from 1968-98, will host an ApprecJa- There will be lots of bargains and plants at the tion Reunion for Faculty & Staff, including all Sidewalk Sale at the Save A Pet Shelter, 430 employees in the building, PTA officers, BOE Maynard Church Road, Forsyth from 10 a.m.-2 members, central office personnel and bus driv- p.m. on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 ers. The event will be Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Donations to Fido's Closet has it bursting at the at Hubbard Elementary School, 558 Highway seams. Every sale goes directly to Save A Pet to 83 South, Forsyth. There will be a brief program cover the expenses of rescued pups. at 3 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to, rayceenking@yahoo. April 27 corn or melmo Ride for a Cause The 2nd Annual Ride for a Cause will raise funds Tilt College May Day Reunion for Fun in the Son Camp at Reconciliation House, A Tiff College May Day Reunion Luncheon for Inc. Fun in the Son Camp is held each summer all who were ever May Queen, on May Court, for child~-en whose parents or caregivers are or held the position of WAA President will take incarcerated Ride for a Cause will be Saturday, place on Saturday, May 4 at 12 noon in the April 27 starting at Thurston Fire Department, Monroe County Clubhouse, Forsyth. For further 4178 Crest Highway, Thomaston. Registration information, contact Sheha Wade Keener, Class starts at 11 a.m, and the ride starts at 12 noon. of 1973, at (478) 714-2999 (call/text) $20 to ride, $10 for a passenger, includes food. The ride is 67 miles and will have a Georgia Kids Fishing Rodeo State Patrol Escort at the end with a meal at the Georgia Department of Corrections will host its camp. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other 7th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, May prizes. Please pre-register to help with planning; 4 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at State Office South call Angela Johnson at 478-787-4215. at Tiff College, 300 Patrol Road, Forsyth. The event is designed to introduce younger genera- lOth Annual Autism Awareness Festival tions to the sport of fishing and is open to all Anchor of Hope will present the lOth Annual children, ages 15 and under. Parental supervision Autism Awareness Festival on Saturday, April 27 is required for entrance and participation. Only from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dayspring Presbyterian catfish will be caught. Some equipment and bait Church campus, 1045 Highway 41 S, Forsyth. will be provided; feel free to bring your own There will be live entertainment, food vendors, gean There will be goodie bags, door prizes kids' games 8, crafts, inflatables, resource 8, craft and competition prizes for Biggest Fish and Big- vendors. There will be a 5K Trail Race 8, Fun gest Stringer of Five for ages 12-15, 8-11 and 7 Run with awards for overall male and female and under. and the first three finishers in each age group. for Main Street. Ingram ment is a fundraiser for a said the next part of the group that helps military Continued from 2C challenge is for boardand public safety families; and Wes Cone. members to volunteer at half of the funds raised will Ingram said he had talked events sponsored by Main go to the group's headquar- Street. Pierson said she can ters in New York and the at the March 11 meeting about how he wanted each use volunteers to help put other half of the funds will board member to contrib- together kites for children be used locally. ute to Main Street, and he at Kite Day on April 13, Pierson said she usually gave Pierson a check for can use help organizing does not need much help at $250 for his contribution, vendors at the Fireworks the concerts on the square "If you want to give $I00 Display at Monroe County since the bands are not or whatever" said Ingram. Recreation Department demanding and Winifred "I want you to support our on July 3, needs help with Berry helps a lot with these many aspects of the Golf events. Pierson said she ministry" Minutes from the March Tournament on Aug. 23 would like to see board 11 meeting said Pierson and with tables and activi- members enter the Home- talked about having board ties at the Halloween Fall town Harmonies talent members be sponsors Festival. The Golf Tourna- show on May 4. II IIII Freedom Fidos visit local Vietnam Veterans Freedom Fidos visited with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 946 in Forsyth on April 9. Freedom Fidos' mission is to train service dogs to help veterans cope with physical and emotional issues. VVA Chapter 946 made a donation to the group. In the picture WA Chapter 946 treasurer Bill Home is presenting agenerous check to Brinks. Brinks is the service dog who inspired his owner, Matt Burgess, to found Free- dom Fidos, which has been based in Columbus since 2016. Brinks then put the check in the bucket Matt is holding. The dogs were the stars of the night. (Courtesy of Claude Curlee)