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Page 6A R porter May 29, 2019 ,- , PV2 Kolton Lane Bush U5 Army March 22, 1999 - May 19, 2019 Forsyth - PV2 Kolton Lane Bush, U.S. Army passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, following an auto- mobile accident. Graveside services were held Tuesday; May 28, 2019, at Monroe Hills Memorial Gar- dens. Rev. Larry Letson officiated. Kolton was born March 22, 1999, in Macon. Growing up in Forsyth he enjoyed hunting and driving around in his pickup with his brother, Ryder. After graduating from Mary Persons High School in 2017, he joined the United States Army. Kolton was stationed at Fort Campbell where he was trained to be in the Airborne Infantry. Survivors include his mother; Tera Bush; brother, Ryder Bush; father, Joe Johnson; grandmother, Mer- rie Johnson; grandparents, Terry and Dee Bush; great grandmother, Ruth Johnson; aunt, Ashley Bush; uncle, Dusty Bush; cousin, Brianna Morgan all of Forsyth; and fiance6, Hannah Gibson of Murray, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201. Please visit ta express tributes. 'Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Maria Theresia (Ria) Jackson September Z 1930- May 25, 2019 0 yth - Maria Theresia (Ria) Jackson passed away S Iturday, May 25, 2019. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, May 28 at Bethany Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Corbitt officiated. Burial was private. Mrs, Jackson, the daughter of the late Franz Faeth and Maria IndorfFaeth, was born Sept. 7, 1930, in As- chaffenburg, Germany. Her husband, Walter Franklin Jackson preceded her in death. She was retired from Red and White Grocery Store. Survivors include her children, Gloria Cochran (Mike) of Barnesville, Regina Adams (David) of Com- merce and Dean Jackson (Debra) of LaGrange; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. "In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette, GA 31046. lease visit express tributes. "Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Two men helped save a drowning 9-year-old girl at St. Simons Island on May 11, and only after they pulled the girl to safety did they realize both were from the Monroe County area. Kurt Ham and Phillip Geib were both on remote Gould's Inlet near East Beach with their families when they heard scream- ing from a sandbar far off shore. Both men ran into the water and swam to a 9-year-old girl struggling against a swift tide and pulled her to safety as a lifeguard came up behind them. Geib said the current was running out making it very tough for swimmers. Ham had skipped a men's golf outing that day to join his wife, Byerly, in taking their new daughter on her first trip to the beach with his parents and two sisters Geib was visiting his mother's home on the island. Before the near-drown- ing, members of the Ham family had been watching Geib, who had spent about an hour reeling in a sting ray on his fishing pole be- fore the girl began scream- ing. But only after the incident did they introduce Kurt and Byerly Ham with their new baby at St. Simons, where Georgian helped save a girrs life. (Special to the Reporter) one another and realize that Geib, too, was from Bibb County just across the Monroe County line, and his stepmother Judy Geib lives in Monroe County. Ham had just celebrated JUST THE WAY IT IS by SIoan Oliver verall, things are pretty good in the United States - the economy is hum- ruing along at a 3% growth rate, unemployment is at re- cord low numbers for blacks and Hispanics, the economy is adding hundreds of thou- sands of jobs each month, we are energy independent, overall crime is significantly down over the past 25 years, etc. Even for our "Chicken Littles" things are looking up - over the past quarter cen- tury, pollution in the United States is way down, energy ffacking has l Kurt and another Middle q '1 with mental health issues - anger, rage, family prob- lems, etc. Previous studies and surveys have found that finances, health and health care, and politics/current events are some of the lead- ing sti'essors for Americans. I'M SURE psychologists have their theories why Americans are so stressed. I have no doubt that our "stress" has something to do with our levels of con- nectivity as well as the news and information that we consume. , . -, First, it cannot be healthy for society when everyone feels his 38th birthday. Ex- Ham's mother Connie ' hausted from the rescue, Ham said that Kurt, her Ham vowed it was time toyoungest child, arrived on get back in shape. AlongMother's Day before his due, with Ham's birthday; the date in 1981, and seemed family was also celebrating to deliver excitement every " Mother's Day weekend. Mother's Ddy since. : ,b and texting about complete nonsense. The survey found that younger Americans are more stressed than society at large. That's not surprising as younger people are the ones always posting and com- menting hoping to get "likes" and comments in return. It cannot be mentally healthy when one's mental health is based on constant feedback from everyone else. 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' nd so you've got the green , movement creating stories , that instill fear in the public. - You've got the media echo - chamber -- fake news -- re- . peating it over and over and ; over again to everybody that . they're killing their children." "When they talk about the 99 percent consensus (among scientists) on climate change, " thats a completely ridiculous and false number? Finally, in ! regards to the narrative that man-created global warming ' . ! is an existential threat, Moore Certified Public Accountants 68 North Jackson Street Forsyth (p) 478-994-1820o (f) 478-994-3102 HOPKINS ~I@ASSOCIATES Serving Forsyth for more than 40years! ERC SMALL ENGINE REPAIR SERVICE Your One Stop Lawn & Garden Equipment Sales Service Parts Repair . Complete Lawn & Garden Garden Tractors Lawn Tractors Riding Mowers & Tiller . Four Wheeler . 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Beto O'Rourke: Trump is "Provoking another war in the Middle East", May 26. Rashida Tlaib: Trump "Subverts the U.S. Constitu- tion every single day", on Meet the Press, May 26. These headlines, from two different days, are perfect indicators of why Trump haters are so stressed - every day on every liberal me- dia outlet, the viewers are constantly battered with "Tromp is destroying the country", or destroying the Constitution or starting a war or covering up some investigation. It never ends. If every news outlet one listens to only covers anti-Trump news, I understand why the anti-Trumpers are so stressed - they're constantly being lied to about everything. They're being kept in a state of frenzy hoping this news nugget or that news nugget will finally get Trump impeached. Four years of being kept in a tizzy would stress anyone. Speaking of the global warming hoax, this should really stress out the anti- Trumpets - Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Green- peace, said, "Fear has been said, "It is the biggest lie since ' people thought the Earth was i at the center of the universe. This is Galileo-type stuftT' .z :t PATRICK MOORE is ; spot on with the global warming hoax, especially , the part about a"consensus of scientists? Science is not about ge ng a consensus - thats politics. Science is one person, who happens to be right, who has results that :, are verifiable to the scientific Consensus is community. " irrelevant; reproducible results are all that's relevant. ', The greatest scientists are great because they broke with the consensus. Galileo is the perfect example. He daimed the earth i-evolved around the sun (not vice versa) and was sentenced to death by the Church. To avoid being : executed, Galileo recanted his daim but he was eventu- ally proven correct. Now, if someone disagrees with the *. global warming consensus they are silenced and ostra- : cized by liberal academia. Eventually, globalwanning will be proven to be a com- * .11 plete hoax. WEEKLY QUOTE: Recent improvements in U.S. air quality are saving,thousands of lives per ye,according to the latest Health of the Air report from the American Thoracic Soci&y (ATS). Sloan Oliver is a retired Army officer who writes a weekly column for the Report- er Email him at sloanoliver@ earthlink.