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Page 2C October 3, 2018 /R Orter Pictured, left to right, around Mrs. Belle Howard, celebrating her 9Oth birthday are her children, Auze Dover, Leigh Dover, Nolen Howard, Penny Howard, Alisa Howard and Neal Howard. She has seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren plus one on the way. Belle Howard of Monroe County will celebrate her 90th birthday on Monday, Oct. 1. Her family is planning to enjoy the milestone with her throughout the week. Belle McCrary grew up in Macon, where she met Edgar Howard, who grew up in Forsyth. They married and built a house in Forsyth which became home to Belle for 64 years. Edgar passed away in 2001. They raised three children in Forsyth: Nolen Howard (and Penny), who works with Bennett Trucking and is currently chairman of Monroe County Board of Education; Neal Howard (and Alisa), who retired last year and lives in Monroe, Ga.; and Leigh Dover (and Auze) who retired in July but continues to work for the Butts County Health Department at least a couple of days each week. Mrs. Howard has seven grandchil- dren and six great grandchildren, plus one on the way. Mrs. Howard began her medical career in Forsyth working for Dr. George Alexander. She came to fill in for his lab technician who was going to be out for two weeks, and stayed for the next 46 years. She also worked for Dr. Coffee in Forsyth and retired from the office of Dr. Patton Smith and Dr. J. Ray Grant. For many years the family enjoyed get- ring together to celebrate special occa- sions, like Belle and Edgar's 25th and 50th anniversaries, at Mexico Beach, Fla but the celebrations for this birthday will be local. Be sure to wish her a happy 90th! IIII How progressive was F0rsyth in the 1950's? Jacque Banks brought this clipping of an ad for a movie showing at the Midway Drive-In of Forsyth in the 1950's to share with Reporter readers. She found the ad in a home she was cleaning and framed it. She said Midway Drive-In was midway between Forsyth and Barnesville. An Intemet search on "Garden of Eden" billed as an adults only film "pho- tographed in COLOR at a REAL Nudist Park under the supervision and with the approval of AMERICAN SUNBATH- ING ASSOCIATION," found that it was the subject of a late 1950's court case that opened the door to more open depictions of nudity in film. The New York State Court of Appeals ruled that onscreen nudity in the film was not obscene in the story about a grandfather trying to take his six-year-old granddaughter from her widowed mother after her car breaks down near a nudist resort and the two stay there while the car is being repaired. (It has a happy ending.) Robins Financial Credit Union contributed $1,500 to the Monroe County Adult and Community Education Dictionary and Thesaurus Program. This sponsorship will help support early literacy for children across Monroe County. Monroe County ACE is a non-profit organiza- tion whose mission is to increase the literacy level of citizens in Monroe County, in hopes of ensuring the best possible quality of life for the community. This program distributes dic- tionaries and thesauruses to children in the Monroe India Crumpton, center, with Robins Financial Credit Union presents a check to Lisa Lee, left, and Sandy Colwell of Monroe County ACE. County School System toGeorgia. It currently encourage reading and provides financial services learning, to over 200,000 members, RFCU is a local non- with assets exceeding $2.6 profit financial cooperative billion. with 21 branches in central Monroe County holds event for SOS Candidate John Barrow The Monroe County Fundraiser for Secretary of State candidate John Barrow on Sept. 11 drew a crowd of at least 55 people. The event was held at Forsyth's Ebbyz Bar and Grill on Georgia Highway 83 and reportedly, "A good time was had by all!" The event was spon- sored by members of Blue Bridge Society and Indivisible Monroe. Above, John Barrow, candidate for Georgia Secretary of State, addresses the crowd at a Monroe County fundraiser for him. Right, Barrow greets Billy Powell of Mon- roe County. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIII MEXICAN RESTAURANT FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED DELICIOUS MEXICAN MENU Great variety of dishes to choose from! We Serve all your favorite beverages too! 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