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Page 7C May 15, 2019 porter By Caitlin Bennett Jackson Monroe County Extension Coordinator 80 youth participated at the 2019 Georgia 4-H Horse Judg- ing Contest hosted by Georgia 4-H on May 4 at the University of Georgia Instructional Arena in Athens. The Monroe County 4-H Junior Team was awarded fourth overall, with Maddie McRae placing 7th overall high indi- vidual. Team members include: Aaron Wiggins, Lola Talton, and Maddie McRae. Bethany McRae competed as an individual in the Senior division and was awarded 22nd overall high individual. The team was coached by County Agent Caitlin Jackson. a major event for the Georgia 4-H Horse Program, a culmination of many months, sometimes years, of hard work. Youth participating in the Horse Judging Program receive important life skills, such as confidence, independence and compassion. They also have the opportunity to strengthen their communication and leadership skills in an environment which allows contribution to a group effort, encouraging teamwork and collaboration with a diverse group of peers. "Learning about standards of various horse breeds is fun and can even lead to a professional ca- reer as a horse show judge," said Dr. Julia McCann, UGA Equine "But learning to confidently defend decisions for placing classes not only enhances horsemanship skills and insight but refines oral skills that may impact interview or public speak ing skills in a positive manner." The main components of the contest are placing a class of either conformation halter or performance horse classes as well as justifying their placing deci- sion through a set of oral reasons. The 4-Hers are awarded higher scores for reasons that are ac- curate, confidently presented and organized to create a clear picture of the horses and justify their placing decision. For more information about the Monroe County 4-H Horse e By Diane Glidewell from 5-11 p.m. on Mon-cups individually. City looking to make money on downtown" said counciling its idea for an enter- news@myrnc net day through Friday, 11:30 manager Janice Hall said the cups. member John Howard. tainment district after the a.m.- 11 p.m. on Saturday the cups could be washed "We want to create a "Let's not debate overone in the city of Monroe. Forsyth approved order- and 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on and used a couple of times pedestrian-friendly down- money. We don't want the Wilson told council ing cups with the city logo Sundays. but are not of enduring town" said Mayor Eric perception that we have a members they have the for its new downtown The soft clear plasticconstruction; they areWilson. "We're not into it hidden agenda" ability to revisit the regula- entertainment district on 16-ounce cups will cost the meant to be disposable, to make money The ideaWilson said he had talked tions for the entertainment May 6. The cups may be city $184.20 for an order of Council member Chris of having cups is to give with the mayor of Monroe district at any time and used to carry alcoholic 1,000. The city will sell the Hewett said that selling the some modicum of control last week and was toldmake any changes they drinks in the designated cups to restaurants or to in- cups at $5 for 25 cups was and promote the city at the Monroe has had no prob- feel are needed. The cups area within a few blocks dividuals for $5 for a sleeve selling them too cheap, same time." lem with its entertainment should be available within of the courthouse square of 25; the city will not sell Hall said the city is not "The reason is to promote district. Forsyth is model- one to two weeks. Mrs. Charlotte Copeland, 4th grade teacher, was named K.B. Sutton Elementary School STAR Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Johnnie Skelton, art teacher, was named the PBIS Teacher of the Month at K.B. Sutton Elementary. Ms. Bridget Middleton, custodian, was named K.B. Sutton Class Act Paraprofessional of the Month. Charlotte Copeland Johnnie Skelton Bridget Middleton MONROE IN More than 75 military awards and scholarships were presented to mem- bers of the University of North Georgia' Corps of Cadets at the an- nual Boar's Head Brigade Military Awards Review, held on March 26 at the convocation center on the UNG Dahlonega campus. Cadets were presented with awards and scholarships for academic achievement, potential for leadership, and high moral character. Cadet 2nd Lt. James Warren of Forsyth received the AUSA Award, MS IV. Warren is studying nursing at UNG. Amanda M. Buffer of Forsyth was awarded her Associate of Science degree from the Middle Geor- gia State University School of Health Sciences Department of Respiratory Therapy in the Spring 2019 graduation ceremony on May8. AVAILABLE/ Fencei Lighted : r 7Day Access J orter Mary Aiken Wright Proceeds benefit Law Offices of Haygood, Lynch, Monroe County Harris, Melton and WatsonHistorical Society OT 814 Hwy 41 South. Forsyth, GA 31029 I }