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Page 6C CALE N DAR Continued from 5C Bonetlsh Grill will provide a hot fish 8. chips lunch. Register at www. bgccgorg. Nov. 2 Monroe County Toy Run Monroe County Moose Lodge, 524 Cabiness Road, Forsyth will host the l8th Annual Monroe County Toy Run to benefit the CARE. Cottage on Saturday, Nov. 2. The ride will begin at ll am. trom the Moose Lodge and will return for the After The Run Get Together atl pm. It will feature Big Mike 8. the Booty Papas plus rattle baskets, prize drawings, and free food. Please make a gift of at least $TO to help make Christmas special for all Monroe County children. For more information, call 478—957- 2853 before 9 pm] Nov. 4 Monroe County Historical Society hears of mid 1800’s crimes The knifing death of Uriah Lockett in T848 in Culloden will be the focus of the program at the Monroe County Historical Society on Monday, Nov. 4 at pm. in the Conley Building on East Adams Street. Also featured will be the fatal shooting of the Monroe County Clerk of Supe- rior Court in T850. Meetings are open to the public. Nov. 7 Forsyth CVB hosts Tourism Expo Forsyth Convention 8. Visitors Bureau will host a Tourism Expo on Thursday, Nov, at La Quinta Inn, 400 Russell Parkway, Forsyth from 9 a.m.—l pm, for those interested in being part ot the tourism team and getting the tools to market and grow busi- nesses and attractions. There will be speakers at 9, l0, ll and T2. Attendees are welcome to attend one or all, Speakers are from the city of Forsyth, Georgia Dept. ot Economic Development, Georgia Film Office and Compass Media (on search engine optimization). For more information, visit torsyth- or call Gilda Stanbery at 4789744460. RSVP tor lunch by Nov, l. Nov. TT Monroe County Veterans Day Program Monroe County will have a program in honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. ll at ll am. on the Courthouse lawn. All of those who have served in the US. Armed Forces are invited to attend. Members of each branch of service will be recognized, Mary Persons Bulldog Marching Band will perform selections of patri— otic music, Some chairs will be available, but attendees are welcome to bring chairs. DAR and UDC will provide refresh- ments following the program. in case of bad weather, the program will move- indoors to the Monroe County Clubhouse on Chambers St. (behind Monroe County Library.) Order forms for pavers recogniz— ing veterans at the Monroe County Veterans Memorial will be available at the program. Those who would like more information about how to honor a loved one with an engraved paver may call Priscilla Doster at 478—994—9ol3 or 478—993— 7loo. Teresa Tomlinson to speak at Blue Bridge Soaety Candidate for US. Senate Teresa Tomlinson will speak in Forsyth at the meeting of the Blue Bridge Society on Monday, Nov. it at pm. The Veterans Day meeting is ten- tatively scheduled for Forsyth Presbyterian Church Parrish House on North Jackson Street. Tomlinson is campaign- ing to unseat incumbent David 'Perdue in the 2020 election, She served as the mayor of Columbus from 20“ -l9 and is credited with helping reduce crime, balance the budget, reform the tail system, decrease blight, improve the city's recre- ation areas and entertainment district and renovate the animal control system during her two terms as mayor. She is a gradu- ate ot Chamblee High School in DeKalb County, Sweet Briar College and Emory University School of Law. Nov. T2 Bicentennial Calendar Committee The Monroe County Bicenten- nial Calendar Committee will have an organizational meet- ing on Tuesday, Nov. T2, at T pm. in the Workforce Develop- ment Building on the William Hubbard Campus at 500 Mar- tin Luther King Jr. Dr. We are working to create a calendar to publicize the events of our Monroe County Bicentennial year in 202l and to serve as a keepsake for our next 50 years. For more information, contact Winifred Berry or call Joe Reed at 770-44l l683. MP’s Got Talent Mary Persons Tri-M Music Honor Society will host "MP's Got Talent“ on Tuesday, Nov. T2 at 7 the Board of Education Auditorium, 25 Brooklyn Ave, Forsyth. Admis- sion is $5. Nov. T6 Federated Garden Clubs of Macon has Holiday Marketplace Federated Garden Clubs ot Macon, |nc., 730 College St, Macon will have a Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, Novlb from l0 a.m.-4 pm, and Sunday, Nov.l7 from l-5 pm, There well be wreaths, plants, baked goods and gift items. Admission is tree. Sheep Goat Field Day The University of Georgia Exten- sion Service Fall Sheep 8. Goat October 30, 2019 Field Day will be Saturday, Nov, lb from 9 a.m.-2 pm. at Ft, Valley State University Meat Technology Lab and Small Rumi— nant Farm, There will be lecture sessions and hands on sessions, Register by Nov. T4 with Monroe County Extension at 478—994- 70l4 or uge2207©ugaedu Nov. T9 Veterans Appreciation Night The Lt. James Monroe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host their annual Veterans Appreciation Night on Tuesday, Nov. l9, at o pm. at the Conley Building. Local veterans and a guest are invited to enioy an evening of tun, food and prizes. For more informa— tion, call (478)954-03l2 or email garnett3l0lo@bellsouth,net Birthdays Anniversaries Oct. Terri Tyson, Ken Katie Moore K.J. Crawford Waldrep Stephen Cox Boyer Evelyn Ling Curtis Helen Brittany Davis EJ‘ Sylvain Emmy Hamlin Kevin 8: Sumner Williams Mr. Mrs. Williams J.W. Linda Nov, 6 0d. John Ham Davis Phyms Beck Reagan Emory Nov.3 Mr. 8. Mrs. Will Shepard Nov. 2 Gay Hirr Nov.4 Davis Melissa Tolbert J.C. Daniels Sandra - 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 l2 and birth announcements are published tree of charge for the communityrEmail Diane Glidewell at news© with information and picture. ltééilééitéiliééiiiéiiiitlliiiiltiéitiliiif iii 1989 A Forsyth .laycees will hold a “Just Say No to Drugs” car- nival and fair on Saturday at Forsyth City Park with crafts, clogging performanc- es by the Forsyth Footstom- pers, a classic car show, ‘ McGruff the Crime Dog, games, pony rides, clowns, balloons, a hayride, a dunk- ing booth, face painting and food concessions. Ashley Hawkins, a Forsyth attorney since T972, speaks to the Forsyth Woman's Club on wills at it meeting at Monroe County Retardation Center. Durant and Jim Roquefort celebrate their 60th wed- ding anniversary. They still live in the same house on Indian Springs Drive where they set up housekeeping in T929. Forsy'th city council discusses l-75 construction woes from repairs to reimbursement. New Providence Baptist Church of Smart celebrates its homecoming with special services to open a new education building. Georgia's Historic Heart- land, which includes Monroe County, is named the top travel region in the state at the Governor's Conference on Tourism. The region at- tracted more than $1 billion in travel income during 1988. Representatives of Mary Persons' Touchdown Club tell ECG and 805 that the Recreation Board's moi/ing soccer to the Fall season will . hurt football. Monroe County Board of Education gets more than ST million after the Georgia Power Tax Appeal settle- ment. Dr. Jose Bustemante of Mexico visits his American family, Dick and Nancy Pollock in Forsyth. He lived with them as a high school exchange student 1975-76. 1999 The TOth Annual Hometown This'ioolrat what Home County residents were reading in the Holidays Parade will have the theme "Holidays Remem- bered" as the T9005 are bid farewell. Sherry Neal joins her mother, Gail Travillian, in the legal profession when she is sworn in by Judge Byron Smith at Monroe County Courthouse on Oct. 29. They are Monroe County’s and possibly Middle Georgia‘s only mother-daughter lawyers. local Scouts from Troop 5T spend the weekend chatting with other Scouts across the country and in Canada via ham radios at an event hosted by Steve and Betty Bentley. Tony Williams, a member of Georgia Department of Corrections for 28 years, is named the Forsyth Exchange Club's Community Law En- . forcement Office of T999. Sophia Chambliss is Mary Persons' T999 Homecoming _ Queen. She was escorted by her father, Elliott Chambliss. First runner-up for the honor was Tiffany Fletcher. Vtfith a voter turnout of 34.4 percent (705 of 2,052 voters), the winners in Forsyth city council elec— tions are James Calloway, Ralph Ogletree and Melvin Lawrence. 2009 Hundreds of youth and adults from eight Mon- roe County churches ioin together for a Kingdom Builders protect sponsored by Monroe County Ministe- rial Association. Rod Callahan bags or T50 lb., eight-point buck near Monroe County Industrial Park with a crossbow from 30 yards. 7.25 inches of rain makes 2009 the wettest Septem- ber since 2004 and puts it on track to be the wettest year since 2005. Suspects thought to be responsible for about 20 home invasions are caught after breaking into a V0" Remembsr_.Wh¢n-a-_., Jenkins Road home, holding a woman at gunpoint, rob- bing her and leading police on a high speed chase through three counties. Georgias North Central Health District confirms Monroe County's first‘death from the HT NT flu virus, one of 32 deaths from the flu in Georgia since July. Forsyth city council candi~ date Jo Anna Banks pledg- es to continue campaigning after breaking her leg while going door-to-door meeting residents of Forsyth. Monroe County commis- sioners give six architects until December to come up with the best plan for the $3.5 million county adminis- tration building. Taylor Pope, son of John and Debbie Pope, makes improvements to the Mon- roe County Extension Office and its landscaping for his Eagle Scout proiect. Monroe County Library hires Marcie Sink as its new activities director to spice up children‘s programs. Mary Persons Marching Band concession stand at the homecoming football game will feature fried Oreos. Monroe Primary Care, overseen by Dr. Jeremy Goodwin and Dr. Stephen Taunton, opens at 235 Medical Ct., next door to the hospital. Kasey Smith is crowned Mary Persons Homecoming Queen; she is escorted by her father, Dr. Kevin Smith. Monroe County BOE expects to close on the purchase of the 24-acre Monroe Academy campus this week, with Central Georgia Tech College and Macon State College interested in holding classes there. State Rep. Jim Cole hosts a BBQ in Forsyth for Brian Kemp, who is running for Secretary of State. Monroe County Memorial Chapel. met smegma: tit yearsago this week is memo you By... .We set the standards that others follow' Harley Hay "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street 0 Forsyth 478-994-4266 Mary Persons Brigade excels in East GA Bond Championship The Mary Persons High School March— ing Band brought home several awards in the 43rd East Georgia Marching Band Championships at Statesboro High School on Oct. 26. The event brought 17 different bands from more than a dozen counties; it is one of the largest marching band com- petitions in Georgia. MP band director Miles Benson said they had to compete inside due to the rain but said his kids performed well and more importantly maintained a great at- titude throughout. They competed in class against Southeast Bulloch HS and earned the following ratings: Excellent Percussion Superior Drum Majors Superior Auxiliary Superior Band 2nd in Class Percussion lst in Class Drum Majors lst in Class Auxiliary 2nd in Class Band Spirit Award Winners Benson noted this was the second show his band members had learned this year. “So incredibly proud of these kids and . what they’re able to accomplish. Go Dawgs, and Go Band!” said Benson. This year’s exhibition band was the Southern Pride Marching Band of Geor- gia Southern University with its halftime show, “Women of Pop.” The event was open to the public with many vendors on- site. All proceeds benefitted the music and band programs at Statesboro High School. Forsyth-Monroe Co. Rotary hears about help for opioid abusers Pictured, left to right, are Link and Mike Howard Rotary President elect. Michael Link, Community Relations Di— rector for the Georgia Department of Behav- ioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, spoke to local Rotarians about the opioid epidemic that plagues the US. nationwide and the effect it has. Link’s office serves as the safety net for those who are in need of services and are not insured, under insured or on Medicaid. The department receives funding from both the state and federal government in order to provide services. In addition to the opioid epidemic, Link is involved in suicide prevention and counseling. The department has an office available with full-time counsel— ors to provide access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people it serves. The crisis and access line is operational 24/7 at 1—800-715—4225.