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Page 2B August 21, 2019 Reporter MONROE IN Georgia College, has awarded degrees to the graduating class of August 2019. Graduates include Christina Anderson of Forsyth, Matthew Griffin of J .uliette and Rachel Pope of Juliette. Georgia College, the state's designated public liberal arts university, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Miranda Brown of Forsyth was named to the University of Ken- tucky College of Arts & Sciences Spring 2019 Dean's List. During this term, Miranda's academic major was Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies. This accom- plishment is a sign of Miranda's hard work and commitment to learning. Over 1,550 undergraduates qualified for the Spring 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List. To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.60 GPA. Aug.21 Aug.22 Aug.25 Chuck Williams Dylan Cox Spanky Beck Calaeb Sikes Kenneth Jenkins Elmo Remick Aug. 23 Jennifer Davis Rebecca Corley * This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. Aug.28 Dee Henderson calendar. To have your name 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. 1989 urea as a recreation area. Wade Yaklin Two Houston County resi- dents are charged with cru- 1999 elty to children in the aban- Monroe County donment of two infants at Superintendent Charles a By Diane Glidewell Monroe County Board of Education recognized Oglethorpe Power as a Friend o r%l o -o~ ~ 1,o &~. 19 ~,-.oo~:in8. ]~iU Foley, resident manager at Plant Scherer, and Diane McLearin, Director of Com- munication and External Affairs, accept- ed the award for Oglethorpe Power. They received a newly-redesigned plaque featuring a picture of Mon- roe County Schools Fine Arts Center. The proclamation of appreciation for Oglethorpe Power thanked the company for having a significant impact on educa- tion by sponsoring professional learning for Career, Technology & Agricultural Pictured, left to right, are Superin- tendent Dr. Mike Hickman, Bill Foley, Diane McLearin, BOE Chair Nolen Howard. Education (CTAE) teachers and donating funds for many projects, including build- ing an electric car. Oglethorpe Power has provided field trips for students at the Georgia EMC trainino r~nter, has sponsored Careers in Energy Week and has given support to staffand students interested in utility in- dustry careers. It has sent speakers about careers and skills needed in the industry to schools. It has sponsored state REACH scholar- ships that offer incentives to 8th graders, last year sponsoring one $3,500 scholar- ship and this year sponsoring two. The board thanked Oglethorpe Power for supporting student and staff success in Monroe County Schools. and November 1987. school year. He has been Commissioners consider ity for shorf-term offenders acre tract on Town Creek will be sold. Road. MEAG makes a proposal to save on Forsyth electric door wafering. uses several years, transition to 9-mm. semi- automatic pisto sand 45 cali weapons. over Maffhew Jn a coun, DodcL Forsyth Uni~ Soccer Challenge 3v3 National Championships~ ~sei Michael Brewster. country. serve as ;chools. Municipal Training who made their home in Monroe County for many years. While many nearby county are struggling, ing a $1,2 million surplus hal through 2009. For the first time in Monroe County school history, a state mandated furlough will shorten the teacher #anning period. Continued from Page 1 C on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1367 Highway 341 South in Barnes- ville There will be a Health :air Information Booths, Coop- erative uodate, breakfast, gifts ana prizes. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m business meeting at 10 a.m Aug. 26 Extension Lunch and Learn The Monroe County Extension Lunch & Learn program on Pond and Fish Management wJl ae on Monday, Aug. 26 ar rne Extension Office from 12-1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Steven Patrick, Habersham Extension. Registration is $10 ana includes lunch, which will oe chicken and biscuits. RSVP ro 478-994-7014 by Aug. 22. Aug. 27 Griffin Lumber & Hardware Ribbon Cutting Griffin Lumber & Hardware, 63 Harold G. Clarke Parkway, Forsyth (formerly Dodd Build- ers Sb pply) invites everyone to its Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening on Tuesday Aug. 27 ar ]] a.rr Come for lunch, pro- motional giveaways, drawing ro win ORCA 58 qt. cooler & tumb ers and see all that the business has to offer. Aug. 27 Hospital Authority moves regular meetings to 7:30 a.m. The Hospital Authority of Monroe County has moved its regular meeting time on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. The move will take effect at the Authority's next meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 Sept. 3 4-H Family Night Monroe County 4-H will offer Family Night on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. for K-8th grade and from 7-8 p.m. for high school students at the Monroe County Cooperative Exten- sion office, 90 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Forsyth. The first Family Night will be Sept 3. K-3rd grade will focus on the development of essential life skills through character build- ing; 4th-6th graders will ex- plore the world of Agriculture and Environmental Science; 7th and 8th graders will learn the importance of S.T.EM and Leadership.; 9th-12th grad- ers will work on Community Service projects and gain leadership skills. Parents are invited to volunteen For more information, call 478-994- 7014 Sept. 7 Leon Geodrum Tutoring Program , The Leon Goodrum Tutoring Program, sponsored by the Leon Goodrum Foundation, will begin Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Tiff College campus Hardin Library from 9 a.m.- t2 noon. For more information, contact Mr. Stewart at 478- 954-8609 or Ms. Kim Stewart at 478-394- 1713. Sept. 6-7 30th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow The 30th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow will be held at the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy 42 South, Flovilla on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 7-8 from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Meet Na- tive Americans from different nations, listen to the stories and see the colorful Native Aknerican Regalia, enjoy the traditional music and hear the beating of the drums. Featured performers are Aztec Danc- ers, flute players, drummers & flintknappers; watch the demonstration of Mesoameri- can culture through dance and music. Also this year Dr. Gary Mclntosh, great grandson of Chief William Mclntosh, will be a special guest. Grand Entry will be Saturday at 12 noon and Sunday at 1 p.m. Native American vendors will bring arts, crafts and demon- strations. The beautiful Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, built by Chief William Mclntosh in 1823, will be open for tours, including its Elizabeth Harris Garden. The festival is sponsored by Butts County Historical Society (770-775- 3313). There is a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for youth 5-17; 4 & younger are free. For more information, contact Trina Mansfield at (770) 655- 5905 or trinamansfield 11 @ wilt not be Monroe Academ-y has Wilder, Kathleen Rumble its campus for sale for $2.8 million, and Middle Ivey. Georgia private schools are offering discounts to lure former Monroe Academy camp at Camp Thunder in students. Thomston. Former Chief Justice Harold Clarke, 81, is home recover- 2009 ing after suffering a stroke. financial Donna Drummond of Robins Financial Credit Union briefed local Rotarians about the need for educating high school students on their financial responsibilities. The Credit Union offers multi- media presentations that cover credit cards, checking accounts, types of loans, how to read a paycheck and tools for developing a better credit score. The presenta- tions can be shared through multi-media and intend to teach students to be better stewards of their resources. Pictured, left to right, are Sponsoring Rotarian Sandy Colwell, left, and Donna Drum- mond of Robins Financial Credit Union.