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Continued from Front Folks trust these establishments to use proper food handling practices. Georgia regulations for food require managers to get food service education and certification that insures necessary steps to keep food safe. Monroe County Extension will hold ServSafe Manager's Certification Training at the Extension Office on May 7-8 from 9 a.m-5 p.~. The certification testing will be Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $]40. Pre-registratJon required by May 3 with Dana Lynch at 994-7014 or dtynch@uga. edu. Lynch, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with Monroe County, and Cindee Sweda, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with Spalding County, will conduct the ServSafe Manager's Certi- fication Training. May 4 Monroe County Family Connection brings The Seven Project to Farsyth The Seven Project, a program for teens and parents, will be at Monroe County Fine Arts Center, 27 Brooklyn Ave. on Friday, May 4. The Seven Project is focused on guid- ing students to make the best choices during the 7 most influ- ential years of their lives. The program is focused on: bullying, social media, substance abuse, and choices. Doors open at 5 p.m. From 5-7 p.m. there will be food, games, a hip hop rap artist and giveaways. From 7-9 p.m. will be an assembly and outreach with four speakers from the 7 Team. The event is sponsored by Monroe County Family Connection and hosted by Youth Alive and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. RSVP to Jeannene Woodruff at or dairy cattle should attend. 478-992-5997 or Jeannene. For more information, contact Caithn Jackson (Extension), Bill Waldrep (Mary Persons) or MCACE Ladies Ryan Smith (MCMS). Literacy Tea Monroe County ACE (Adult & May 11 Community Education) Ladies Hospital Auxiliary Gifts & Literacy Tea will be Saturday, Books Fundraiser May 5 at 2 p.m. at Comfort The Monroe County Hospital Suites, 343 Harold G. Clarke Auxiliary will host a "Gifts & Parkway, Forsyth. Come hear Books" Funclraiser on Friday, author Juhe E. Landon and May 11. The "Collective Goods enjoy food, fellowship, door Flash Sale" will be at Monroe prizes, a hat contest and fun. Tickets are $10 and are avail- County Hospital from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. with amazing new prod- able from MCACE representa- ucts for one day only. Cashl Hves or Lisa Lee at 478-954- checks, credit and hospital 0714. payroll deduction accepted Concert on the Square Rising Star Program features 911 Band Forsyth-Monroe County Cham- Forsyth Main Street will host ber of Commerce will host the the first Concert on the Square Rising Star Program for Monroe of the season on Saturday, County 8th graderson Friday, May 5 from 8-11 p.m. It will May 11 at Roberts Chapel, feature the 911 Band bringing Department of Corrections dance music to the downtown Tilt campus at 12:30 p.m. streets. Admission is free; Madel.ine Copeland, Monroe concessions will be available; County's 2018 STAR Student, no pets allowed. For more will be the keynote speaker. information, call 478-994-7747 or visit www.mainstreet.cifyof- Hay Field Day Monroe County Extension will have its 2nd Annual Hay Field Day on Friday, May 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at S & S Farms, 2443 Brent Rd Forsyth. A $5 fee includes meal. The program will cover sprayer calibration, pest management, pesticide safety, innovative production and Pottinger equipment dem- onstration. It includes two hour pesticide credit. To register, call Monroe County Extension at 478-994-7014. Forsyth Indian Artifact Show The Forsyth Indian Artifact Show will be o.n Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Monroe County Conference Center, 475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth. Admission is $2 for adults, under 18 free. For more information, Call George Valente at 478-994-2479 May 5-6 Cotton Pickin' Fair is back The Cotton Pickin' Fair in Gay is a national-award-winning festival held since 1972 on the Gay Family Farmstead. Over 350 artisans from across the U.S. are in and around interest- ing farm buildings dating from Mary Persom dance classes present concert Mary Persons dance classes will present "Movie Magic:a Dance Conert on Friday, May 11 at b p.m. at Monroe County Fine Arts Centen Admission is free. r, orsylh Farmers Market 1891, providing art, antiques The Forsyth Farmers Market and crafts exhibits. Delicious May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 will be back on North Jackson southern food and regional "Things My Mother entertainment make a unique Street each Friday beginning family outing and a historic Taught Me" opens at The May 4. There will be fruits, vegetables, breads, dairy, farm country experience. Adults Rose eggs, soaps and essential (13-64) -$10; Seniors (65 and The Backlot Players wrap up oils. To become a vendor, call older) - $9; Children (7 to their 2017-18 season with a Forsyth Main Street at 478- 12)- $5' Children 6 and under comedy written by Katherine 994-7747 or visit mainstream, are free; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; www. DiSavino, "Things My Mother" www.cpfainorg or Taught Me." A newly-wed" www. couple embarks on marriage by moving to a new city'and May 5 fair 706) 538-6814. renting a new apartment ' Divine Grace Ministries and discovering that there is Divine Grace Ministries will May 8 more NEW to this adventure give away gently used clothing than just becoming Mr. and to anyone in need on Satur- Monroe County Family Mrs. Tickets go on sale at day, May 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Connection adds evening The Rose Box Office on May Clothing is available in sizes meeting 7-lOth from 4-7 p.m. and from newborn to adults. The Monroe County Family Con-then two hours prior to show clothing distribution will be nection will add an evening time on performance days. at 45 South Jackson Street, meeting in May to allow The play runs May 11, 12, 13, Forsyth (behind Forsyth-Monroe more people to be a part 18, 19 and 20. Show times County Chamber of Corn- of its mission to improve the are Fridays and Saturdays at merce.) For more information, lives of children and families 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 call Rosalind Scott at 478-394- in the community. The group p.m. Adults are $15; seniors, 0653. will meet on Tuesday, May 8 students and active military are at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. $12 each. For more information, 6th Annual Kids Both meetings will be at the contact the Backlot Players at Fishing Rodeo the Monroe County Georgia Department of Cor- signers Board Office, 38 West rections will host its 6th Annual Main Street. A light meal will May 12 Kids Fishing Rodeo on Satur- be provided at both meetings; Fine Arts ~tival day, May 5 from 9 a.m.-12 email Executive Director Vickie Jackson-Butts County Council noon at the State Offices South Nickel so that she can plan for the Arts will present its Tiff College Campus, 300 accordingly. For more informa- 22nd Annual Fine Arts Festival Patrol Rd, Forsyth. It is open to tion, email familyconnection@ on Saturday, May 12 from all children, ages 15 and under; monroecountygeorgiacom. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at East 3rd St. parental supervision is required. & Dempsey Ave. (next to the There will be three age cat- Livestock Show Team Veterans Memorial Park)in egories: 7-and-under, 8-11 and n'~eting Jackson. Admission and parking 12-15. Some equipment and Monroe County 4-H and Mary is free to this unique opportu- bait will be provided, but par- Persons and MCMS FFA willnity to meet 20 award-winning ticipants may bring their own. host a Livestock Show Team artists and purchase original Only catfish will be caught, meeting on Tuesday, May 8 at artwork in jewelry, paintings, There will be goodie bags 6 p.m. at Mary Persons. Any clay, mixed media, photogra- and door and fishing prizes: youth in 1st through 12th grade phy, blown glass, sculpture and Biggest fish, 1st & 2nd places who is interested in exhibit- turned wood. Boxed lunches for biggest stringer of five fish. ing sheep, goats, swine, beef will be available for purchase. 478-994-3173 MOP, Tue & Tl~u 10:00 a.m, - 4.30 p.m. Heating & A/C, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe Count,/& Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing A vailable Julielt/Rd Foisyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.Reg.CU 401419 turn to the experts~" Monroe County Hospital ~ ~L is offering digital ~ mammograms afa Monroe-Courtly reaucea cost oi Hospilal during the month of May ~ , i Call 478-394-62JI9 in advance A doctors order to schedule your appointment, is required. the monroe county NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION GEORGIA, MONROE Monroe County Board of Elections, SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTIONS for the above State and County, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT: WHEREAS, in the 2010 Georgia General Assembly, the House and Senate passed House Bill 277, known as the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, to provide 12 special tax districts across the State and to provide for a special district transportation sales and use tax in such special districts; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Code Section 48-8-243 of the Transportation Invest- ment Act of 2010, the Middle Georgia special district Roundtable, of which Monroe County is a part, officially approved a Final Investment List to be funded through the special district transporta- tion sales and use tax; and WHEREAS, the special one percent (1%) sales and use tax will not exceed a projected revenue generation amount of $637,746,847 for the Middle Georgia special district, and shall not exceed ten (10) years in duration commencing October 1,2018; and WHEREAS, Seventy-Five percent (75%) of the projected revenue generation amount will fund the approved Final Investment List of the Middle Georgia special tax district and Twenty- Five percent (25%) of the projected revenue generation amount will be directly distributed to the dtJes and counties of the Middle Georgia special tax district by formula for local transportation uses; and WHEREAS, the Middle Georgia Roundtable has made a resolution to the Superin- tendents of Election of the Middle Georgia special tax district, as specified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated 48-8-244, to notify the election superintendent to issue the call for election for the purpose of submitting to the electors of the county the question of whether such sales and use tax shall be granted for approval or rejection; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Code Section 48-8-244, the election results will be tabulated 15er district and if more than one-half of the votes cast throughout the special district are in favor of levying the tax, then the tax will be levied in said special district as specified; and WHEREAS, the Final Investment List to be undertaken and completed utilizing 75% of the projected revenue generation amount in the Middle Georgia special tax district are as follows: County Baldwin Baldwin Baldwin Baldwin Crawford Crawford Crawford C rawfo rd Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Macon-Blbb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Macon-Bibb Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Peach Peach Peach Peach Peach Pulaski Pulaski Putnam Putnam Putnam Twiggs Twiggs Twiggs Twiggs Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Project Name Kings Road Safety Enhancements Log Cabin Road Widening Widen and Resurface North Jefferson Street Widen and Resurface Dunlap Road East Agency Street Resurfacing Construct Passing Lanes on US Highway 80 E Pave Matthews Road Sandy Point Resurfacing Collins Avenue Sidewalk Addition. Perry Houston County Airport Terminal Expansion Perry Houston County Airport Hangers SR 247 widening from SRg6 to the SR 247 Spur St. Patrick's Drive Extension US 41/SR 11 widening from SR96 to SR 247C 247C widening and operational inpr0vements from US 41 to Carl Vins0n parkway Bridge Replacement on Folendore Road at Comissioner Creek Chehaw Creek Bridge Replacement Pave Old Highway 18 Construct Griswoldville Industrial Park Rail Spur Henderson Road Resurfacing Safety Improvement~i to SR 49 rail road Crossing (733415H) Tucke~Road Bridge Replacement Construct 7th Street Truck Route Design and Right of Way Acquisition of Sardis Church Road Extension to 1-16 Resurface Riggins Mill Road from Emery Highway to the Twiggs County Line Resurface Upper River Road from the Jones County Line to Clinton Road Wesleyan Drive, Bowman Boulevard and Bowman Road Intersection Improvements Transit Capital Acquisition Bass Road Widening: 1-75, Bowman Road to New Forsyth Road Bass Road Widening: Bowman Road to near Westchester Drive Bridge Replacement on Johnstonville Road at Rocky West Main Sidewalk connection Study of Forsyth truck bypass Indian Springs/L.Carey Bittick Drive/GPSTC Intersection Improvement Widening and Resurfacing Montipelier ROad and Thornton Road Woodland Drive Radius Improvement Chapman Road Widening Taylors Mill Road Resurfacing Construction of SR 49 Conn. Extension to SR96 SR 96 Widening from CR 107/Fire Tower Rd to CR 83/Housers Mill Road Passin 1 Lanes SR 247 Sidewalk construction on SR24 Sidewalk construction on SR24 Harmony Road Safety Improvements SR 96 Eatonton NE Bypass and Roundabout Williams Road Widening and Paving Sidewalk Construction on Highway 80 SR 96 Widening (I-16 to SR 87/US 231 Widening (Thompson Mill Road to SR 87/US 23 Resurface Allen Avenue Hwy 57/Oid 441 Intersection Improvements Resurface Pinebluff Drive Resurface Vinson Road Resurface Shepherd Street Resurface Papermill Road Gordon Mclntyre Road Full Depth Base Reclamation NOW, THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY VIRTUE OF O.C.G.A48-8-244 AND O.C.G.A 21-2-540, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: (1) That a call for a special one percent (1%) sales and use tax in the Middle Georgia special tax district, of which Monroe County is a part, in an amount not to exceed $637,746,847 and for a period of time not to exceed ten (10) years duration com(nencing October 1, 2018 subject to the approval of the voters of said special tax district is hereby issued. (2) That said Special Election shall be held on May 22, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; that all persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on April 24, 2018. (3) That the question to be put before the voters of Monroe County, as part of the middle Georgia special tax district, shall be placed on the ballot and read as follows: I !1 SAMPLE BALLOT ',', . . I! Shall MonroeCounty's transportation system and the transportation network in this region and the, state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of ten years? (YES) (NO) I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of this office at the Monroe County Board of Elections, 38 W. Main Street, February 2, 2018. t