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Page 3B July 10, 2019 I orter Raylynn Rosebud Robins John and Miranda Bowen Robins of Blackshear an- nounce the birth of their daughter, Raylynn Rosebud Robins, on April 23, 2019 at Satilla Memorial Health in Waycross. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. Raylynn was welcomed by brother, Skylynn, and two sisters, Kaley and Emilee. Maternal grandparents are Charles M Jr. "Mark" and Teresa Griffin Bowen of Blackshear. Paternal grandparents are the Hon. Donna (Tom Sink) Robins of Forsyth, and Scott (Jackie) Robins of Baytown, Texas. Maternal great grandparents are Jerry and Patsy Williamson Griffin, Rena Gibbs Bowen and the late Charles M. Bowen, St all of Blackshear. Paternal Hon. John B. "JB" and Annette Spear of Forsyth, as well Robins of Huntsville, Ala. great grandparents are the late as, the late John Allen and Jeanne O Forsyth native Paul Smith as been named the next president of the Mid- American Group, a large hospital chain in the Cincinnati area. Smith is the son of retired Forsyth physician Dr. Patton Smith and his wife, Virginia. , The Mid-American Group includes seven hospitals that are part of the Bon Secours Mercy Health group. Smith will over Mercys five hospi- t?als in Greater Cincinnati as well as two others in Ohio and three in Ken- cky. Smith spent the last i 1 years as an executive with Community Health Systems, one of the largest hospital groups in the na- tion. Most recently, he was president of operations for Division III of Franklin, Paul Tenn.-based CHS, which entailed supporting 26 acute- care hospitals in six states. He will join Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health on July 1, report- hag to chief operating officer Brian Smith and Dr. Wael Haidar, who is chief clinical officer. Paul Smith "brings to our ministry 4 strong work ethic, proven communica- tion skills and the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships in the industry and the community, as well as strong business acumen" Brian Smith said. Paul Smith will replace Mike Garfield, who retired earlier this year after having been president of Bon Secours Mercy Healths Mid-American Group since September 2018. Smith will oversee more than 14,000 Bon Secours Mercy Health employees who work in the Mid-American Group. Smith had been a divi- sion president of CHS since January 2016. Be- fore that he oversaw 38 Smith hospitals across South Carolina, Georgia and Florida for a year. He joined CHS in 2008 as vice president of opera- tions for 25 hospitals spread across seven states in the Southeast. Smith received a bachelor's degree in business from Mercer University in 1985 and an MBA with a focus on health administration from Georgia State University in 1988. m July 11, 2012 Daughter of Richard& Jocli Jernigan Arianna Irby July 7, 2009 Daughter of Deona & Jeremy Irby July 10 Stephanie Proctor Tyler Hadden Daniel Bayer July 16 Zachery Corbin Mary Daniels July 14 July 12 Tia Chastain July 17 Amy Steele Kathy Jo Daniels Isabel Jenkins Holden Pritchett Isabel McLaurin Elaine Drew July lS Leigh Jenkins Yvonne W. McGhee Drew Patterson July 13 Lester & Paula Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Melton 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 Ghdewell at with information and picture. Iit MONRI)E (:OLINTY C o n t i n u e d f r o m 1 C Michael Brewster. SRIM will particularly honor Amma Sri July 16 Karunamayi, meditation teacher, global Dr. MagJQI Ball ns humanitarian and spiritual leader, atthe Ubrary Amma will teach chart cleansing The Children's Program for Tuesday, meditation techniques that help free July 16 presented by Monroe County fi'om negative tendencies and provide Library is Dr. Magical Balloons: A Uni- discourses and worship opportunities verse of Stories. This is an interactive that awaken attendees to the pres- program full of music and instruments. ence of God within. The program is at 10 am. at Monroe July 1.5-18 County Clubhouse. Science Clinic July 17 The city of Forsyth presents a Science Edible STEAM at the Library Clinic at the Monroe County Recre- The Children's Program for Wednes- ation Department Youth Center from day, July 17 presented by Monroe 10-11 a.m. each day from July 15-18 County Library is Edible STEAM: Solar for grades K-2nd. The instructor is Oven S'mores. It's always fun to play Yvonne Stroud. with your food while you're learning. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse. Ka e ainic The city of Forsyth presents a Karate Clinic at the Monroe County Recre- ation Department Youth Center from 3-3:45 p.m. for ages 3-6 and from 3:45-4:30 p.m. for ages 7-12 each day from July 15-18. The instructor is Food Bank Distribution Christ United Methodist Church, along with other local churches and in conjunction with Circle of Care, Save A Pet's Annual Meeting will be Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. at Save A Pet Shelter, 430 Maynard Road, Forsyth. Members and public are welcome to attend to recap the year and elect officers. July 22-25 Basketball Clinics will distribute food packages pro- The city of Forsyth presents Basketball vided by the Macon Food Bank on Clinics at the Monroe County Recre- Wednesday, July 17. To volunteer to ation Department Youth Center from help unload the truck and/or assemble July 22-25. The girls basketball clinic and distribute food, show up at 10 will be from 3-5 p.m. for ages 8-14. a.m. at Christ UMC, 417 North Front- The instructor is Lamon McEIhaney. age Road, Forsyth (next to the Farm The boys basketball clinic will be from Bureau). For information on being a 6-8 p.m. for ages 8-14. the instructor recipient of this once-a-month food is Greg Nix. distribution, contact Circle of Care at 478-994-4939. July 23 July 18 Monroe County Library Board to meet Monroe County Library Board of Trustees will hold its third quarter meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Monroe County Library, 62 W Main St Forsyth. All board meetings are open to the public. The board meets on the third Thursday of Janu- ary, April, July and October For more information, contact Kimberly Clayton at 478-994-7025 or July 21 Save A Pet Annual Meeting Lego Leaming at the Library The Children's Program for Wednes- day, July 23 presented by Monroe County Library is Lego Learning. Use Legos to build and engineer ane work on a real robot. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse. July 24 Galactic Gamefs Day at the Library The Children's Program for Thursday, July 24 presented by Monroe County Library is Galactic Gamer's Day. There will be video games galore. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse. July 25 Annual WIC Farmers' Market North Central Health District (NCHD) will host its annual farmers' market for participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WlC) nutrition program at Monroe County Health Depart- ment, 106 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Forsyth on Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m-1 p.m. This is one of the 14 annual WlC farmers' markets presented by NCHD in its 13-county district. Each farmer's market will offer free fruits and vegetables for WlC participants. Supplies are limited, so the market will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. WlC participants, or their desig- nated alternates, must bring their WlC ID card to take advantage of these free markets. Attendees of the markets not enrolled in WlC may purchase fresh produce from vendors. July 29 Scouting Open House Cub Scout Pack 51 and Boy Scout Troop 51 will host an Open House drop in on Monday, July 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Forsyth United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 68 West Johnston Street. Families of boys from kinder- garten to 17 years old will be able to learn more about Scouting activities and requirements and will be able to register a Scout for $16. Call 478- 258-1453 for more information. Forsyth's Convention & Visitor's Bu- reau will film a video that will appear in all Georgia Visitor Information Centers, Explore Georgia, the Forsyth Visitor Center and on other local agencies' web- sites on Wednesday, July 24. Volunteers are needed to be models and extras in the video. : Filming will begin at High Falls State Park around 8 a.m. and then move to Juliette. Volunteers will be treated to lunch at the Whistle Stop Car& Email for details. The afternoon filming will start around 1:15 p.m. and will be at Country Club Park, the Train Depots and around the Square. Extras/models will be treated to dinner. Email gstanbery@cityofforsyth. corn for details. 'Ibis should be great fun for everyone! Breast Care Center, Navicent Health announc- es free 3D tomosynthesis screening mammograms and diagnostic breast test- ing for women in central Georgia. These services, made possible through a grant from Susan G. Ko- men of Greater Atlanta, are available for uninsured and underinsured women residing in Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Hous- ton, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs Counties. These services will be available to women who meet certain income eligibility criteria. Breast cancer is the sec- ond leading cause of can- cer-related death among women in the U.S and affects those from every ethnic and socioeconomic background. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection can save lives. Mammo- gram screenings are vital for the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer. To find out if you qualify for a free exam, call 478-633-7020. t i