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Page 4C October 3, 2018 Monroe County continued from front Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at by Monday at 10 a.m. Calendar information is published free of charge as space permits. Indian Springs State Park on Oct. 11 Oct. 20 Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4-7 Foodie Fundraiser for Publk Safety Day p.m. This is your chance to get Loaves & Fishes MinistryThe City of Forsyth and Forsyth creative and entertain about Loaves & Fishes Ministry, 651 Main Street will host Public 200 children and their families. Martin Luther King JE Blvd Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. Children will also enjoy pumpkin Macon will have a Foodie20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the painting, a hay bale maze and Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. square. It wilt include information carnival games with prizes. 11. Participating restaurants will by local and state public safety Children's tickets are $6.50; donate 10 percent of sales agencies, firetrucks, law enforce- adult tickets are free. To be on that day to the ministry, ment vehicles, a Children's Fun included in the event, submit an MJnori's Italian Restaurant of Zone with rides and inflatables apphcatJon to the Park by Oct. Forsyth is one of 16 restaurants by Wow Inflatables, Sparky the 6 Scare stations should be ap- participating. Loaves and Fishes. Fire Dog, blood pressure checks, propriate for children of all ages serves indMduals and families Kids Firefighting Activity and a and must be approved by the Jn the Middle Georgia area, Chili Cook-off. park manager. Call 770-504- helping with food, identification, 2277 or emaJl IndJanSprings. prescriptions, diapers, laundry Oct. 20-21 and showers, clothing and "Thoroughly Modern personal hygiene kits. For more Mille" Oct. 6-7 information about the Foodie Mary Persons will present 89th Annual Cotton Fundraiser, about services or '*Thoroughly Modern Millie" on Picking' Fair about ways you can help, visit Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. and On Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. Zl Oct. 6 & 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m or call 478-741-1007. at 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center. the Cotton Pickin' Fair, 18830 Georgia Highway 85, Gay will celebrate its 89th edition with 350 artisans from across the U.S. Artisans are nestled in and around interesting farm buildings dating from 1891 with exciting range of art, antique, and craft exhibits. There will be gourmet food, musicians, puppeteers, folk dancers, and magicians. Admission is from $5-10, with children 6 and under free. For more information, visit cpfainorg or infair or call (706)538-6814. Oct. 7 Forsyth-Monroe County NAACP to meet The Forsyth-Monroe County Branch of the NAACP will meet on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. at Kynette United Methodist Church, 266 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Forsyth. All members and officers are asked to be present at this first meeting since the chapteds approval to discuss basic dynamics of the chapter, plans and activities. The meeting should last about one hour, and applications for new members will be accepted. For more information, contact W James Green at 478-973-1743. Oct. 13 Oct. 30 High Falls Spookfest: Trick or Treat at Volunteers and Trick-or- Walmart parking lot Treaters wanted Forsyth Walmart will provide High Falls State Park invites a safe and fun way for local all children and their families children to celebrate Hallow- to its Annual Fall Celebration een. On Tuesday, Oct. 30 from on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6-9 6-7:30 p.m. little princesses, p.m. There will be a trick-or- monsters and other creatures treat trail, glow-in-the-dark putt are invited to Treat or Treat in putt, fmores, food trucks and a specially designated part of more! $6 per child. Register in the Forsyth Walmart parking lot. advance by calling 478-993- There will be trunk or treating, 3053. inflatable, free hot dogs, games Volunteers are needed to deco- and prizes for kids. To make rate and host a trunk or table sure there are lots of treats and along the Trick-or-Treat Trail, to share the fun, churches, civic pass out candy, or help with clubs, businesses and individu- activities for the trip-or-treaters, als are invited to set up tables The best trunk or table will win or decorate their vehicle trunks " a free night at a High Falls State and join in creating a festive Park yurfi holiday for the children. If you would like to participate, call Oct. 10 and reserve a space as soon Conversations & Coffee as possible so that Walmart can Forsyth-Monroe County Chain- plan for the event. Ask for Patty ber of Commerce will host a Johnson at Walmart or call her Conversations & Coffee SPLOST at 478-994-0163. Discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 a.m. at LaQuinta Inns & Suites Conference Room, 400 Russell Parkway, Forsyth. Coffee and hght breakfast are included. $10 for member; $15 for future members. Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Richard Koatley to Mammogram Marathon speak to Blue Bridge Navicent Health will offer Richard Keatley, candidate for mammograms from 7 a.m.-6 Georgia Commissioner of Labor, p.m. at five locations, including will speak to the Blue Bridge Diagnostics Monroe, 120 North Society on Monday, Oct. 8 at Lee Street, Suite B, Forsyth. No 7 p.m. at the Forsyth Presbyte- appointment is necessary for rian Church Parish House, N. screening mammograms. There Jackson Street, Forsyth. Charhe will be door prizes and refresh- Bailey, candidate for Georgia ments. Attorney General may also at- tend the meeting, which is open Oct. 14 thepublic. Fall Festival at Sweet Tea Care Scarecrow Contest Sweet Tea Cafe in Bolingbroke The Scarecrow Contest span- will have a Fall Festival on sored by Forsyth Main Street Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1-7 p.m. requires registration by Monday, There will be local vendors Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Wel- with merchandise, small games come Center, 68 N. Lee Street, with prizes, a hay ride and Forsyth. The contest is open to tons of pumpkins to kick off the businesses, schools and individu- fall season! Look for grilled hot als in Monroe County. Regis- dogs and hamburgers and all ' tration fee is $10. A People's kinds of costumes. Stop by to Choice Community winner and meet the live scarecrow and a Downtown Business District take pictures with the real live winner will be announced on unicorn. Vendors who would like Wednesday, Oct. 31. to participate should contact Sweet Tea Cafe. Car + Home- Oct. 31 Harris Family Halloween Happy Halloween y'all! For the past seven years the Harris family has been giving away hot dogs on Halloween at 356 Brookwood Drive, keeping the legacy of daddy, Pastor Eddie Lee Harris St, alive. It's here again, and we want Forsyth/ Monroe County to come out and hang with us on Halloween night, where we serve free hotdogs, chips, sweet cakes cookies, soda, juice, bottled wa- ter and, of course, candy! Police Chief Eddie Harris will be giving out candy again this yean Come on out and help celebrate this special event! Come one, come all! Trunk or Treat at Bolin- green All little goblins, heroes, princesses, etc. are invited to Bohngreen's Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot at Bohngreen Health & Rehabilitation, 529 Bohngreen Drive, Macon from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Enioy bringing the children to a safe place to get spooky treats from the residents of Bohngreen. r" Trick-or-Treat Trick-or-Treat on the square will be Wednesday, Oct. 3t from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more infor- mation, contact Forsyth Main Street at 478-994-77847 or I See me fi,: Car and Home Insurance and save. Heating & A/C, Inc. StateFarm LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE: Providing tnsurcmce trod Financitd Sen,ices 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, 6A 478.994.6127 Ga.Reg, CU 401419 tum Richard Keatley, candi- date for Georgia Commis- sioner of Labor, will speak to the Blue Bridge Society on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Forsyth Pres- byterian Church Parish House, N. Jackson Street, Forsyth. Charlie Bailey, candidate for Georgia At- torney General may also attend the meeting, which is open to the public. Keatley was raised in Akron, Ohio in a strong union household. He at- tended Virginia Tech on a Naval ROTC scholarship, where he was a proud member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and earned a B.S. in Nuclear Science. In 1987 he followed the legacy of his father and grandfa- ther by joining the U.S. Navy, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the U.S.S. Donald B. Beary and as Cargo Officer for the Military Sealift Com- mand in Naples, Italy. After the Navy Keatley earned Masters degrees and a PhD at Yale Univer- sity. He taught at Georgia State University for 15 years, where he was a leader in study abroad and held a competitive grant worth over $1 million from the Department of Education and European Union. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIII~IIII~IHIIIM~I~IIIIII~I~i~I~I~MII~HI~i~mI~M~II~iH~iIII!~I~!iII~iII~i~I~iIHmII~i~IMIII!!~I~I~IH~i~I~iH~i! Oct. 3 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Donald Mathis Bryce Davis Lynn J. Elsberry Kasey Smarr Joel & Denise Vinson Bailey Newton Oct. 9 Oct. 6 Julia Jenkins Oct. 4 Randall Brittain Cindy Daniel Barbara Clarke Od'. lO Darlene Pritchett Dana Morris Nathan & Elizabeth Wood Od'. 7 Barron & Holly Hamhn J. Raymond Vinson Stan & Juhe Stuart 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. I III Ill I I I iiiIlii IiIJllilI IiiliJIiI lIII!~IJIii IIIIiIIili lIilJl~HiE!IIIIIiIIilUIIil 1988 for a new one-percent sales tax to fund State Rep. Kenneth Waldrep of Monroe several projects, including retirement of County resigns to become the full-time bonds. legal council for the National Guard, a position he has held on a part time basis Mary Persons Bullldogs are named the for nine years. Monroe County Clerk U.S. Army and Georgia News Network Curtis Jenkins will seek the House seat Team of the Weekl vacated by Waldrep. . Three candidates qualify for the Culloden The senior homecoming court at Mary mayor's race:Steve Elder, Rod Gonzalez Persons is Kim Chambhss, Rhonda Redd, and Charles Stallings. Treasa Dumas, Tracey Wilder, Vivian Lyons and Tina Rodeheaver. The Monroe Acad- Officials from Trane Company are inter- emy senior court is Colby Ann Chamb-. viewing 300 applicants for 30 positions less, Sherri Griffin and Katie Ellerbee. available at the new plant. Georgia EPD lowers the fine against School Superintendent Charles Dumas Forsyth for using too much water from To- thanks the Reporter for the "wonderful besofkee Creek from $10,000 to $5,000. community service" of continuing to publish the school pages each week. Forsyth United Methodist Church will honor Mr. And Mrs. Paul Jossey for their Monroe County DFACS will open a new dedication to the church and community, training center at 25A Brooklyn Avenue Together they have been members of the for individuals who want to increase their Methodist Church for 149 years, employment skills. Sheriff's officer Davis Hatl rescues a dog Advance Auto Parts holds its Forsyth Rib- tied to two cement blocks and thrown into ban Cutting at its Lee Street Store, which the Towahga Riven employs about a dozen local people. The Clowns for Joy Club is on hand to 2008 help with the Ribbon Cuffing at the Green Captain J.D. Chapman is honored by the Parrot Pet Shop on West Johnston Street. Bohngbroke Fire Department for 50 years service as a firefighter. The Culloden Tourism Committee is work- ing to get a Welcome Center to promote tourism in Culloden. Monroe County Extension Director Cecil Daniels receives a National Distinguished Service Award. Mary Persons' Dan Pitts becomes the 5th winningest high school football coach in Georgia with the Bulldogs 20-0 victory over Upson County, the 249th for Pitts. Julius Stroud aced the par three, number 9 hole at the Forsyth Golf Course for his fourth hole-in-one on the course. 1998 One of the famous Clydesdales stops in Forsyth's Our Family Foods parking lot to have his picture made with about 70 local childrenbefore heading on t ar- ance at Barnesville Buggy Days. Forsyfh councilman Ed Bazemore dies. He was formerly manager of the Colo- nial Store in Forsyth, co-owner of E.W Banks Co. and a member of the Georgia National Guard. Monroe County Board of Education* asks Commissioners agree to cut down the re- maining trees at the courthouse,' including two large pecans that have shaded the square for more than a generation. Edgard Zaldua, a 2007 Mary Persons graduate, is charged with vehicular homi- cide in the death of Kelly Hill, 19, on 1-475 on April 2Z School board candidate John Marc Cool- ing is disqualified from his race against chairman Dr. J. Ray Grant because a clerical error put him in the wrong district. The Chamber of Commerce has expand- .ed the political forum to include congres- sional candidates and a free picnic with hamburgers and hotdogs. Smart Shoppes on the Square, featuring J & M Smart Photography, holds its grand opening on the square. Miles Benson, former Mary Persons drum major, experiences his first games as a member of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band. He is one of 29 sousaphone players. THI lwk II IIII ~ IoIdy residents were reading In the ~ 30, 20 and 10 yems ligo this woek It broupt to you by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266 t