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Page 6C July 25, 2018 iRC Orter Monroe County will re-activate its chapter State NAACP leadership will attend. Men- of NAACP on Sunday, July 29. The move- roe County and Forsyth elected officials are ment to begin an active chapter locally invited to attend and provide brief corn- began almost a year ago and now has 110 ments. Everyone interested in becoming people who will be members of the chapter, part of the local chapter is also wdcome; ap- Voting and then installation of new offi- plications for membership be available. cers for the chapter Hill be at Kynette United The NAACP is a national civil rights Methodist Church, 266 Martin Luther King organization formed in 1909. Its mission in Jr. Drive, Forsyth at 4 p.m. on July 29. A the 21st century is "to ensure the political, meeting ofless than an hour is planned. Rev. educational, social, and economic equality Hem3r Leonard Sr Pastor of Wright Grove of rights of all persons and to eliminate race- Baptist Church, Forsyth Hill be the speaker, based discriminationS' Meadows Gun Club hosts Boys & Girls Club fundraiser The Boys & Girls Clubs ofsporting day stations, and There is a limited num- Central Georgia announces participating in a special ber of positions available. the re-launch of its Sporting gift drawing to win a Mead- Register by calling 478-743- Clay Tournament, Shells ows Gun Club Individual 4153 or on-line at bgccg. and Scales, on Friday, Aug. Membership. After a fun org. 10. This year s tournament, round of competition,Shells and Scales, like being sponsored by Cox Communicatons and Vein Specialist of the South, will be at The Meadows Gun Club and Shooting School in Forsyth. Participants will enjoy a fun-fiUed day, rotating through 14 challenging participants Hill dine on a many other events, assists delirious Fish Fry provided with the required funding by Bonefish Grill. for world class after-school Awards will be presented and summer programming to top winners in each dass. for the youth of the area. Scoring will be determined An investment in the Boys by using the Lewis Class & Girls Clubs of Central Scoring. Individuals as well Georgia is an investment in as teams of four are invited, the future. tl Hllilll flllill~ HI IHII {H IHiil ~i{{~IiI~iIIIHH~H~iIIiii~H~{Ii!II~ii~II~H~HIIi~Hii~IIiIIHiiIi!~I~HI~!!~IH~iI!~H~H!II~Hi~I~!I~H{I~i~IH~III~}~H July 25 July 28 July 31 Phil & Dana Ham Keith Parks Cooper Jenkins Brenda Caldwell Fred Dungan July 26 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cox Mr. & Mrs. Butch Copelan Aug. 1 Howard Sherman Chie Fuller Dan Pitts. July 29 July 2.7 Erica Elsberry Kris Whitehead Jay & Pam Patterson Eli Whitehead Trey Webb July 30 Gerald Pritchett Jason Tyler Edwards Jr. Cody Music Butch Copelan Cassie Davis 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 Glidewell at with information and picture. Email church calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at by Monday at 10 a.m. Church information is published frN of charge as spa e permits. Macon Vet Center begins 26), Learning from Our Emo- July 30 Farsyth outr~lh tions (Aug. 2), and Mastering Fr ~ Farm~'s M~d~t for Macon Vet Center will begin Caregiving Decisions (Aug. 9). WIC partkipants an outreach program at Rock Persons who are helping a par- North Central Health District Springs Church, 1278 Juliette ent, spbuse, friend, or someone will host its annual farmer's Road, Forsyth. The program who lives in a home or nursing markets for participants of the is open to all veterans and home will benefit from these Women, Infants & Children their families. It will be two seminars. The classes will be (WlC) nutrition program at the mornings a month, on the first offered on Thursday afternoons 13 county health departments and third Tuesdays from 11:30 from 1- 2:30 p.m. in the fellow- in the district. They will offer a.m.-3 p.m. and two evenings ship hall of Jackson Presbyte- free fruits and vegetables per month on the third and rian Church, 240 North Oak for WlC participants on a fourth Tuesdays from 3-6:30 Street, Jackson. Emily Rogers, a first-come, first-served basis. p.m. The programmsults from licensed professional counselor WlC participants must bring Vietnam Veterans of America from ThreeRivers Area Agency their WlC ID card; those not Chapter 946 seeing a need on Aging, will facilitate, and the enrolled in WIC may purchase for local access to a program class will be limited to the first fresh produce from vendors. and requesting the Vet Center 20 who register. Participants The market will be at Monroe on Riverside Drive in Macon will receive a book with chap- County Health Department, to begin one in Forsyth. Never ters covering hiring in-home 106 MLK Boulevard, Forsyth again will one generation of help, helping memory-impaired on Monday, July 30 from 8:30 veterans abandon another, adults, making legal and finan- a.m.-1 p.m. cial decisions, making decisions July 25 about care facility placement, Gordon has ~ Free Computer Basks understanding depression, and training ex~rd~ Workshop making decisions about driving. The Gordon State College Monroe County Library in There is no charge for these Police Department will partici- coniunction with the Fort Valley seminars. To reserve a place in pate in a training exercise on State University will offer a free the class, reply to: Rev. Becky campus Monday, July 30. The Computer Basics Workshop on Baker, Pastor, Jackson Presby- exercise will involve Gordon Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 terian Church 770-775-5683 State College administration, a.m. Space is limited. This train- 770-633-6746,b~ak~t be a representative from the ing will provide an overview University System of Georgia, of computers and will help members of the Barnesville understand what they are, how July 27, 28, 29 Police Department and the to use them and the different "Bclck to ~ 80't1" Lamar County Sheriff's Office. It kinds. No prior experience is playing will take place in the Academic with computers Js necessary to Tickets are available for "Back Building on the east side of attend this workshop. Students to the 80's" at the Rose Theater campus and involve an "active will learn basic concepts and Box Office two hours prior to shooter" scenario. "We train get hands-on practice. Students show time. Come enjoy the throughout the year but partici- will develop knowledge of musical! Remaining show times pate in an active exercise on terminology, become familiar are Friday and Saturday, July campus at least once a year," with the mouse and keyboard, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and said GSC Police Chief Jeff perform basic computer tasks Sunday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. Mason. The exercise begins at in a Windows environment, Ticket prices for adults are $15; 7 a.m. with most of the activity troubleshoot simple computer seniors, students, and active occurring between 9 and 11:45 problems and perform proper military $12. Group rates are ' a.m. shutdown procedures. Call available if purchased in ad- 478-994-7025 for more vance. Contact the Box Office July 31 information, at 478-994-0443. Scouts hold Open I'l~u~e Cub Scout Pack 51 and Boy July 26 July 28 Scout Troop 51 will host an High Falls Civic Club to Car Wash & Bake Sale to Open House on Tuesday, I~t I.evJ July 31 from 5-8 pm in the The High Falls Civic Club will There will be a Car Washfellowship hall of Forsyth meet on Thursday, July 26 at & Bake Sale on Saturday,United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. at the High Falls Fire July 28 starting at 10 a.m. at 68 West Johnston Street in Station. This is an opportunity O'Reilly Auto Parts, 112 North Forsyth. Please drop in to learn to meet neighbors and discuss Lee Street, Forsyth. Proceeds more about Cub Scouts and happenings around the High will benefit Levi Colvin, a local Boy Scouts. The programs are Falls area. Guest speaker will six-year-old who is battling open to youth from kindergar- be Sheriff Candidate Ronnie leukemia, ten to age 18. Please contact Evans. All meetings are open to Firman Sakir at 478-955-9567 the public. For more informa- Chicken-que to I~t or Jimmy Melton at 478-256- tion, call Bob Chappell at 770- Ben Pamy 0391 for more information. 365-2580. There will be a Chicken-que sponsored by the Moose DEEP program at Senior Annual Title I Parent Lodge on Saturday, July 28 C,~r~tmr Planning Mc~fing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m at the There will be a Diabetes A Title I planning meet- Ingles parking lot in Forsyth. Education Empowerment ing will be Thursday, July 26 ,It will benefit Ben Posey, who Program (DEEP) taught through at the Fine Arts Center at 6 recently suffered burns to his University of Georgia Monroe p.m. Its purpose is input from hands and face. Plates ore $10 County Extension at Monroe parents of Title I students for each and include chicken, slaw, County Senior Center, 515 S. the Monroe County Schools' chips and bread. Highway 83, Forsyth. The last 2018-19 Title I plans and bud- session is on July 31 from 10-11 get. These plans will affect all Back to ~hool event a.m. This is a fun, hands-on students in the elementary and Mr. Zion Missionary Baptist program for diabetics and for middle schools in the Monroe Church of Bolingbroke, Pastor those who would like to learn County School System Atten- Jonathan Lowder and Tyree more about diabetes. It teaches dance is important and will be Smith invite families with self-management, risk factors, appreciated. Contact Sandy children in school to a Back complication and helps you get Colwell, Director of Federal to School event on Saturday, the support to take charge of Programs, at 478-994-2031 or July 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on diabetes and life. Call Dana refer to the school system's N. Harris Street in Forsyth, in Lynch at 478-994-7014 for the website for more information, the block between Adams and Senior Center at 478-994- Johnston Street. There will be 1701 or more information. Registration for Dance/ free school supplies, haircuts Tumbling classes at Rocre- at Smith's barber shop, bounce Aug. 1 ation Department houses, food, etc. Gordon ~ will be Fall sign-up for Dance/Tumbhng closed classes at Monroe County Rec- Back to School Rally All Gordon State College reation Dept. is Thursday, July The Forsyth Police Department offices will be closed Wednes- 26 from 1.1:30 a.m.-2 p.m. There will sponsor its Annual Back day, Aug. 1 to allow for faculty will also be fitting for dance to School Rally on Saturday, and staff training. Regular busi- attire and shoes. Classes start July 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at ness hours and all activity Thursday Aug. 9 for ages 3-13 200 South Kimbell St Forsyth. related to registering for fall in ballet, tap, pre-iazz, jazz, There will be food, fun, school semester will resume at 8 a.m. lyrical and tumbling. Registra- supplies, and networking at the on Thursday, Aug. 2. Move-in tion fee is $15/child and classes family event provided by Men- for resident students is Satur- are $40-50 per month. Call roe County Schools, Forsyth day, Aug. 4 from 8 a.rn.-3:30 Mrs. Amy at 678-300-9182 for Police Dept Forsyth Fire Dept p.m. Fall semester classes begin more information. Monroe County Sheriff Dept. Wednesday, Aug. 8. CARE Cottage, Family Con- nections and Dept. of Juvenile Justice. July 26, Aug. 2, 9 Free classes.for care #vers Jackson Presbyterian Church, together with ThreeRivers Area Agency on Aging, will offer information to help caregivers. "Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Caring for the Caregiver," is a series of six weekly classes proven to help reduce stress and improve self-care and problem-solving ability. Topics include Communicating in Challenging Situations (July Heating & A]C, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe County & Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing Available Jullette Rd. Forsyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.Reg.CU 401419 turn to the ex Beginning Aug. 1 Watercolor pak|ting les- sons 4-H Block Party Gall McDaniel will lead an The 4-H Block Party has been eight-week watercolor painting postponed, course for beginning, intermedi- ate and advanced artists on July 29 selected Wednesday after- I~ Grace Ministries noons starting Aug. 1 at Griffin helps fomilloc sdmol First United Methodist Church, supplies 1401 Maple Drive. Sessions Divine Grace Ministries of will be 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 1, 8 Forsyth, 45 South Jackson and 15; Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Street, will help provide school and Oct. 3. Reservations are supplies and book bags for required. Tuition is $165. For families in need on Sunday, July more information or to register, 29. Families with school age call 678-603-1502 or email children who need assistance are asked to call Rosalind Scott at 478-394-0653 as soon as Aug. 4 possible. Gently-used clothes Cookout Fumdraisor of all sizes will also be avail- There will be a Cookout Fund- able. raiser for the Carole & William Foster Family on Saturday, Aug. NAACP activates Monroe 4 from 12 noon-5 p.m. at 3688 County Chapter Stokes Store Road Forsyth. All The Monroe County NAACP proceeds will go to help the Chapter will meet on Sunday, family in their time of need. July 29 at 4 p.m. at Kynette Enioy hamburger meals for $5, UMC, 266 MLK Jr. Dr, Forsyth hotdog meals for $3, cupcakes/ to elect and install officers. Rev. cookies for $1 and brownies Henry Leonard Sr pastor of for 50 cents. Special thank to Wright's Grove Baptist Church Macon Porta-Potties, Opera- will speak. All are invited, tion Lunchbox, the McBurnett especially local elected officials. See CALENDAR Page 7C