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orter Ju!e 13. 2018 Around Monroe County Forsyth Juliette High Falls Bolingbroke Culloden Smarr . I- Monroe County Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items to: Diane Glidewell at news@mymcr.net by 5 p.m. Friday. June 14 DAR/CAR celebrates Flag Day Local members of the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revotution/Chil- drbn of the American Revolution will meet at Minori's Restaurant on the square in Forsyth on Thursday, June 14 (Flag Day) at 1 p.m.to walk the Square and give out flags, flag pins, and flag code brochures to local businesses and patrons. All are welcome to join US. Monroe County Amateur Radio Society to meet Monroe County Amateur Radio Society (MCARS) will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 pm at the Mon- roe County Hospital Cafeteria, 88 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Forsyth. Amateur Radio Technician license (only) testing begins at 5 p.m. Monroe County Amateur Radio Society is a 501 (c) 3 corpora- tion, all contributions are tax-deductible. All licensed hams (Amateur) and anyone interested in learning about the fascinating world of Amateur Radio or in becoming a licensed ham are invited; For questions contact: Craig Glaze, km4jex@gmail. corn, 478.394.2785, or Paul Pannell-ra- diopaul2@gmail.com, 478.808.6773. June 14, 21, 28 Workshop for parents about 'TheTalk' Many parents find that talking with their children about "The Birds and the Bees" can be overwhelming. There are many tools to help you if you've already begun talking with your children and lust want help answering specific questions or if you don) know haw to start the discussion, Lead by the Pregnancy Center of Forsyth each Thursday at 7 p.m. on June 14, 21, 28. June 16 of Alien 20!8 Car Show The Sons of Allen 2018 Auto Show Mr. Zion Network wilt be Sat- urday, June 16 from 10 a.m-3 p.m. at Monroe County Recreation Department,1080 Highway 42N, Forsyth. Enter your vehicle in the show and find out if you have the hottest ride or the best ride. There will be 1st and 2nd place prizes in four catego- ries: new cars, trucks, motorcycles, antiques. The cost to enter is $20 per vehicle. BBQ sand- wiches wilt be sold on site. For more informa- tion, contact John Fields at 478-719-3776 or Ralph Moore at 478- 394-2352. Yard Sale to benefit Core & Counselklg Interventkm Scholarship Care & Counseling Intervention Scholar- ship Fund will have a fundraiser yard sate on Saturday, June 16 from g a;m. - 2 p.m. at the 211 Tiff College Drive parking lot. See CALENDAR Page 2C | MONROE ENTERTAINS YOU by Dennis Smith hree neat things happen when you write an entertain- ment column for the Reporter. You preview the plays before the public sees them. You meet the actors who will be performing in the plays. You discover ex- ceptional talent likely to play on bigger "Stages" Each of the past three years, MEY has written about the Backlot Player's summer musical. Those productions previewed some very talented young area actors who gave up most of their summer vacations to be in a specific show. Each show had a "leading role." Now you can read about what those three "stars" are doing since their debut at The Rose: Dennis Smith Last summer brought "Happy Days a New Musical." It also brought to centerstage Frank Wilder. Frank was a veteran of sorts to the stage having done different roles but this one was a showcase for his singing talents. Frank wooed the girls and the audi- ence as Richie Ctmningham with his cool talk and smooth style. The show was a smash and Frank proved he belonged in music. "Whistle Down the Wind"--Lindsey Kinsella. Swallow is still precocious. She is as busy as ever. Lindsey is entering her third year at Duke Univer- sity, Durham, NC. She is a Biology major, Dean's lister, sings in the Duke Cho- rale and finds time to be It was the summer of an integral part of Duke's 2015 and auditions were student-run theater group. underway for Andrew Lindsey shared, "We do it Lloyd Webber's "Whistle all. lust the students. I have Down the Wind? A quiet, done everything from pro- likable young actress with moting a show to having a a beautiful voice got the solo dance and monologue nod to be Swallow. Lindsey in our production of"Chi- Kinsella portrayed a rough cago" Lindsey continues to and ready country girl who add to her piano expertise was quite her opposite. She with regular lessons in handled the challenges of Durham. Weber's musical stylings Lindsey is deciding which as though she had been on sub-study area she might stage for decades, pursue as her specialty. She Summer 2016 and it is loves the ocean and its wide time to sing and dance in array of marine life. Cur- the Broadway hit musical rently she is preparing for "Footloose" ]ared Williams a summer study program had been in some excellent at Beaufort, N.C. where Mary Persons High School she will be part of a Duke productions but wasmak- laboratory team doing Dol- ing his debut in a Backlot phin and Whale research musical. He proved he using "Drones" as tracking could sing and hoof it well devices. enough to play the lead role As though that sum- of Ren McCormack- mertime excitement is 0 Members of the Monroe location and create an inde- County Amateur Radio So- ciety will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day event, Saturday, June 23 beginning at 2 pm and concluding on Sunday, June 24 at 2 pm at Forsyth's Country Club Park. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. pendent communications network. More than 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2017. "It's easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and commu- nicate, with no knowledge of how the devices func- tion or connect to each other" said David Isgur, communications manager for the American Radio This event is open to the public and all are encour- aged to attend. For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio -- some- times called ham radio -- has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and com- munications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their com- munities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demon- strates ham radio's ability to work reliably under any Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. "But if there's an interruption of service or you're out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely inde- pendent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That's the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage:' "Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for conditions from almost any aia antenna, connect it to t not enough: in September Lindsey is off to Tanzania for her next semester which will focus on courses in coastal biology and conser- vation. Lindsey is blending her love of entertaining and love for the environment as she takes some next steps in her young life. "Foofloose"--Jared Wil- liams. Jared has one gear-- forward. He is entering his second year at Gordon State College, Barnesville He has not decided on a major, but as he put it "Hey, I made the Dean's list. I can do this college thing. I'll be back at Gordon in September" The amazing "thing" about Jared is he has become a full-time actor willing to try-on any role and prove that he can handle Cinderella dressed in a beautiful gown in the Brothers Grimm Spec- taculathon with the same professionalism as 'Max the Building Super' in "Things My Mother Taught Me," which played in May at The Rose. Jared shared, "I had been in Mary Persons plays. I was concerned that maybe I wouldn't be good enough to act in plays with 'you know older people' at The Rose. Jeff Dean, director of "Dearly Departed" asked me to play a part in that show, and wow I have found my favorite thing to do be on stage" Jared is going for an unof- ficial record. He has been in six consecutive produc- tions at The Rose. He has had roles that ranged from being the leading perform- er to just one of the actors like he had in "Twelve Angry Jurors." Yet, along the way, lared has begun to master dialects, accents, how to play all types of Left to right, Frank Wilder, Lindsey Kinsella and Jared Wil- liams starred in local productions and continue to amaze. characters and proved he is cisco later this month" up to the task when asked Frank has been on stage to do almost anything on at The Rose and at Mary stage. Persons, and was selected As Jared suggested, "I as a member of the State may not pursue the theater Choir while in high school as a career, but I am getting and received many recog- a lot of experience mak- nitions for his vocal talents. ing people believe I amAll those accolades came someone else other thanas either an actor or singer. me" Jared will be appear- Now he is putting on a ing in "Back to the 80's" a different hat as the assistant fun musical that opens July director of "Back to the 20th at The Rose. 80's" Is he worried? "Happy Day a New "Not at all, said Frank. Musical"--Frank Wilder.Practice, practice, practice Frank is entering his makes most actors good second year at the Uni-and the show great." versity of North Georgia, Dahlonega.He is on the You're Invited! President's list; enjoys be- Backlot Players Host ing in the North Georgia Annual Singers--a nationally and internationally known cho- Communil ral group directed by John ApprKiation Night. Broman; has been entrust- Mark your calendars ed by the University to be for a fun evening of great a Resident Assistant for the refreshments and enter- coming year; and continues tainment. Join the Backlot to fulfill a desire to travel to Players as they celebrate interesting places each year. their coming season ofen- After graduating from tertainment. Saturday, June Mary Persons, Frank 23 at 7 p.m. at The Rose started on his adventure to Theater. See "snippets" see America first and then of the five regular season places around the worldshows that will begin July that others talked about or 20th. No reservations re- that were famous for one quire& Admission is free. reason or another. "I wanted to see first hand Dennis Smith writes the cities, areas, countries "Monroe Entertains You," and meet the people" said highlighting the entertain- Frank. "I believe that this mentfare offered in Monroe experience will broaden my County and the people who life and make me a more make it possible. Smith informed person. I visited wants Forsyth to realize and Boston and Salem, Massa- support the riches it has in chusetts last November and the cultural arts. will be visiting San Fran- m a battery-powered trans- mitter and communicate halfway around the world" Isgur added. "Hams do this by using a layer of Earth's atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today's electronic do-it- yourself (DIY) environ- ment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about dec- tronics, physics, meteorol- ogy, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any com- munity during disasters or emergencies if the standard communication infrastruc- ture goes down" Anyone may become a censed Amateur Radio op- erator. There are more than 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, young as 9 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as Monroe Cotmty Amateur Radio Society it's easy for anybody to get involved right here in Monroe County. For more information about Field Day or Amateur Radio, contact Craig Glaze, km4jex@gmail.co n. Antenna at Monroe County Hospit~