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The day of the race she was pumped and ready to go. She ar- rived early and was soon distract- ed by all the other runners as they prepped and stretched. Before you knew it, the horn sounded for the runners to line up, and G eorgene followed the pack to the starting line, and they were off! Four miles into the race, with no turn- around in sight, Georgene asked a fellow runner when they could expect to start heading back. "He just kind of looked at me strangely like, 2Are you for real?" It was then that she realized she was not in the 10K race at all. She was in the Cleveland Marathon! Both races shared the same starting line, but the 10K was set to start 15 minutes after the marathon. Because she was early REV. KEITH HARRIS Forsyth United Methodist Church Pumpkin ' " Patch, 68 West Johnston Street. beginning St. Monday, Oct. 1. Fall decoration packages, ranging from $35-$50. are available on a pro-sale basis only. The deadline to order Fall decoration packages is Sunday Sept. in town. For more infor- The Monroe County community will join the 31 st National Life Chain to stand with pro- hfers throughout the USA on Sunday, Oct. 7 (and distracted), she lined up too soon. So she just kept running. Twenty-two miles later, she crossed the finish line. Her previous longest run was just 8 miles. It is reported that when asked what went through her mind as she faced the challenge, she replied, "This is not the race I trained for. This is not the race I entered. But for better or worse, this is the race that I am in." No doubt, there will be mo- dish ments when you find yourself a bit overwhelmed by your cir- Join 3bt Na l Clmin from 2:30-3:30 p.m meeting at BB&T Bank on North Lee Street.'Life Chain is a oeace- ful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals ~anding br 60 minutes praying for the nation and for an end to abortion. It is an event for the whole family. Signs are provided. cumstances. It won't be a race you've trained for, it won't be a race you've entered, but it will be the race you're in. At that point you will have to decide what you're going to do. The author of Hebrews offers this advice: "Therefore, since we are sur- rounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every- New hosts night Baptist Church 2560 H,qy of u" Tour Natasha ry. St Peter's Rock Baptist Church 10496 Highway 87 Juhette will celebrate its 151th Church Annlversary on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. Rev. David Blalock of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church of BarnesvIIle will deliver the message. For more information, contact Ruth Middlebrook at 478-986-5269. Church thing that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on ]esus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at . the right hand of the throne of God" (He- brews 12:1-2). Hanson-Hickmcm A.M.E. holds Women Sunday Hanson- Hickman A.M.E .Church, 60 More- land Ave Forsyth will celebrate Women in White Sunday on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Ktmberly Hughley Pope wilt be the speake~ Everyone is invited. Oct. 13 St. ~mes Baptist has Fall Festival The Pastor's Comer is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at The Pickled Okra, 33 W. Johnston St. on the Square. bv. Whatley The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Chul family invites everyone to worshp together as It celebrates Pastor Rev Rufus Whatley's 38th Anniversary on Sunday, Oct: 14 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev, Ctaude Franklin of'Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Griffin. St. Paul Baptist Church is at 591 Elbert Jackson Road, Forsyth. Their Parker's Chape Highway 83 South Cutloden wilt celebrate its 33rd Ushers Ann versary on Sunday, Oct 14 at 2 p,m. The speaker will be Rev, ShOwn Drains of Antioch East A.M.E Church:Cony- ers. All are invited. 478-994-276Z St. I llip AJ E. has 41st An- nivorsary St. Philho A,M,E. Church, 36 Fort Valley Road Cutloden will celebrate 41 years of music and worship with its Choir Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Choirs and musicians are invited to loin the spirit-filled occasion. Contact St. Phithp A.M.E on Face- book or by phone at 478-885-234t. Oct.25 Mt. Zion UMC Lunch & Learn bat. Zion United Methodist Church, 40 Rumble Rd Forsyth will have a Lunch & Learn "with a covered dish lunch, at the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, Oct. 25. The topic will be the United Methodist Children's Home. Oct. 27 Janm' ~ Tessie,Hatl Baptist Church, 320 Boxankle Road. Forsyth will host the Annual "Jammin' for Jesus" on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 0.m. All are invited to be blessed with an afternoon By Diane Glidewell Kathy Dennis has a new friend, or rather a newly adopted family member. Dennis felt an interest in TeGe from the first time she saw the mixed-breed canine hanging around the campus of T.G. Scott Elemen- tary, where Dennis is the bookkeeper, in about May. This summer, when staff was at school but not students, she would come almost every day, looking for handouts and some company. But TeGe didn't trust anyone; she would run whenever anyone tried to get close to her. Teachers and parents tried to lure her with treats, and animal control workers came out with a cage to trap her. Not knowing anything about her background, Princi- pal Dr. Richard Baze- more was concerned how she might act if a child got close to her. "She outwitted everybody, even the police officers" said Dennis. ' M1 the teach- ers kept feeding her whatever they had in their cars, and all the children love her" Dennis looked for her each morning as she arrived at the campus, and one day after Dennis sat at the picnic table outside for 30-45 minutes, TeGe finally let Den- nis touch her. Then there came a call to the school from two mothers who live in a nearby subdivision that they had caught her when she jumped into a car. Dennis asked if she could have her, and on Saturday, 11 a.m.- TeGe got her name and a new home with a church is at 110 James Street In Forsyth. huge fenced-in backyard. Oct. 14 "She is the sweetest and happiest dog" Hill Baptist celebrates I,II - said Dennis. "She meets me every day; she is very dedicated. She just wants someone Garden Hilt Baptist Church will have its feting contact MaNe Bentley at 478-297-7474. to Dennis thinks TeGe is about four or at 10:30 a.m. Randy Taylor will de- five years old. She took hertothe vet and liver a special message with Dinner on the Grounds to follow immediately after. Garden learned that she Hill invites anyone and everyone to this has had at least one litter of puppies and Oct. 31 Mt. Zion UMC hosts Trunk or Treat love and care for her." Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 14 beginning Mt. Zion United Methodist Church;.40 Brother Rumble Rd Forsyth will host Trunk or Treat has a slight case of heart worms. She is a little shy with Dennis' husband but is getting to know him and is getting along with Dennis' two little inside dogs, who are 15 and 7-years- old. TeGe has been friendly to the little dogs, but they are still a bit stand- offish to this new family member who has moved into their territory. As the children at T.G. Scott contin- ued to ask how TeGe was doing, Dennis put her pic- ture on Facebook showing her in her new home. She keeps hearing from people who saw her, and fed her, all around the Forsyth area during the months that she was homeless. Dennis said that TeGe was obviously very smart when she had to fend for herself. But she hasn't tried to leave since she came to live with Dennis. She seems to enjoy having her own bed to retire to at night. "She feels safe" said Dennis. "She is good for me, and she is surely giving back." on Wednesday, Oct. 3t at 6 30 p.m in the parking lot immediately following the soup and sandwich supper. Jacorius Zellner of Juliette has earned the Bachelor of Science in Exer- cise Physiology from Valdosta State University. Zellner was among more than 530 undergraduate and graduate students who completed the require- ments for their respective degrees during the Summer 2018 semester. To qualify, students must be in academic good standing, earn a semester-based grade point average of 4.0 with an earned course load of at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earn a work ethics grade of"2" or higher for each course completed. More than 1,200 students across 51 counties in Georgia earned recognition. Monroe County students Trenton Holderfield of For- include: Crystal Adamson, lessica Barnett, Maria Bass, Patricia syth made the Summer 2018 Academic Achievement List at Georgia South- Beach, Jesse Beach, Mollie Cha- fin, Veronica Christy, Tabrisha western State University in Danielly, Shelby Demos, Mat- Americus and was among 400 students thew Dowd, Ivy Dupre, lessica recognized for scholastic achievement. Dupree, Kimberly Ellis, Amanda To be eligible for the Academic Achieve- Fair, Maggie Flanders, Kenneth ment List a student must previously Harrelson, Mitchell Harrison, earn at least 12 credit hours at GSW, Elizabeth Harvey, Kaylee Helms, be enrolled in 3 to 11 hours of courses, James Hogg, Shannon Jackson, and earn a 3.5 or higher GPA. Geor- Steven Jarrell, Robert Johnson, gia Southwestern State University is a Barrett Jones, Heather Koet- public, four-year unit of the University teritz, Cara Lowery, Savannah System of Georgia with more than 3,000 Martin, TeErica Mays, Chase students. McClure, Kendra Necastro, Angel Phagan, Caleb Riggio, Central Georgia Technical Col- Alana Roberts, Markius-Rutland, lege (CGTC), announced its President's Vickie Sands, Brandon Wachtel, Honor Roll for Summer Semester 2018. Breanna Walker, Timothy Watts. Ready to Meet bur Pet Needs Lee Smith Mon - Fri 10 to 7 Unless Playing Golf FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME A name that can be trusted for funeral and burial arrangements Brentwood Place Forsyth 994-6483 " 994-6576 Boarding Bathing Medical Management Wellness & Preventive After Hrs. & Emergency 60 S, Jackson St. Forsyth, GA 478-994-4986 Voted 2014 Best Veterinarian by readers of the Reporter "Servicing Each Family Witl Equal Respect" t