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Page 2C Birthdays Anniversaries Nov. 13 Nov.15 Nov.17 Nov.19 Ava Drew Mason Moore Trey Williams Lisa Thornton Madison Stark Josh Shepard Jason Edwards Fran Lancaster Nov. Nov. 14 Nov. 16 L. Cary Bittick Benson Ruth Ham Rick Daniels NOV. 18 Mike Dodd Colton Daniels Ruby Beth Shepard - 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 free of charge for the community. Email Diane Glidewell at news© with information and picture. Do You Remember illtliiiiiliiiliiifiiliiiiiitliiiifiiiiEitiiiééliiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiit{iii 1989 Mary Persons Touchdown Club announces iunior varsity . Players of the Week: Randy Grindstaff, a center is Offen— sive POTW and Ferrell Evans, a back, is Defensive POTW for the 8th and 9th grade team. Center Vernon Sanders and nose guard Tim Head are chosen for the 7th and 8th grade team. Georgia Evans is Forsyth's new election manager, a posi- tion previously held by the city clerk. The Clothes Tree, Forsyth's wholesale clothing distributor, has now grown to a nation- wide distributorship. The new warehouse and retail outlet is on Patrol Road next to l-75. Howell Newton, president/ CEO of Trio Manufacturing Company in Forsyth, is presi- dent of the Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association this year. William B. ‘Popcorn' Speir completes 20 years of service with Bibb Yarns, lnc. at the Forsyth Plant. Forsyth council reveals more of its agreement with Dia- rnond Waste, Inc. of Macon, including that the Forsyth landfill will become a regional dump accepting garbage from surrounding counties and possibly other locations. Kellie Abercrombie and Lisa Bentley are named Mary Per- ‘ sons Homecoming Queens. ‘ Forsyth police officer busts 1 a commercial gambling ring 3 operating in Forsyth at 66 Hunter Street. A study presented by the Chamber of Commerce predicts Monroe County's population will double by 2010 to 30,870. Kiddie Kare Daycare Center on Harold Hill Drive is evacuated because of a bomb threat, but no bomb is found. Monroe County landown- ers file about 800 appeals disputing some $7.7 million in property assessments. EAGLE SCOUT Continued from Page l C him draw the design for the boardwalk The actual construction of the board- walk took three days. Kim Barnes said it is one of the largest projects that Troop 51 has ever done, and there are enough donations left over to build a garden for St. Andrews. “You are an amazing young man with incredible abilities and creative talent. You have risen above your challenges and shown the world that ‘if you dream it, it happen? From the first steps of creating a vision of this project, to assembling your fellow scout and work crew, to obtaining com- munity resources, to putting in the final board, nail and i This look at what Monroe County residents were reading in the Reporter an. 2!) and 10 years ago this nook ls brought to you by... Monroe County Board of Edu- cation decreases its combined millage more than a mill from the T988 level to 9.l mills. Forsyth United Methodist Church celebrates Ernestine Blackwell Day. Blackwell, 90, and her husband, who was county extension agent, ioined the church in T946 when they moved to Monroe County. 1999 Ansley Harvey is selected Miss Congeniality at a beauty pageant at LaGrange College, where she is a soph- omore. She is the daughter of Nancy and Morgan Harvey of Bolingbroke. Kelsey Faith Hillmon. 6, a first grade student at Hubbard Primary School, is crowned Little Miss Macon 2000 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Macon. She is the daughter of Terry and Barbara Hillmon. Fourth grade teachers at Hubbard Elementary all dress as scarecrows for Halloween while 5th grade teachers dress as various characters from “The Wizard of Oz." Forsyth receives a $335,970 check from Georgia Emergen- cy Management Agency for construction of the Tobesofkee Reservoir dam and develop- ment of a water control plan. It represents continued work resulting from flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Alberto in 1994. Monroe County honors its veterans with ceremonies at Mary Persons, Monroe Academy and Hilltop Nursing Home. Mary Persons Lady Bulldog LaToya Davis signs aletter of intent to play for the Univer- sity of Tennessee Volunteers. Monroe County Recreation Department football teams , hold their version of Super Bowl Sunday on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Bush Dairy of Forsyth is granted Environmental Protec- tion Agency 31‘? funds to cover 60 percent of the cost sod, you have given your all even when your strength became low,” wrote Karen Maugham, Director of St. Andrews Montessori School. “Most importantly, John, as an alumni student of St. Andrews Montessori School, we have had the privilege of watching you grow and develop into the fine outstanding person that you have become. You have truly made a difference and an impact in our world. You are most certainly deserving of the title of Eagle Scout!” A scout is required to earn 21 merit badges, includ- ing 13 specific badges, to be eligible for Eagle Scout. Jill Darden, who keeps detailed records for Troop 51, said John has earned 32 merit badges. Of these, he only had to substitute one When... i; m z i am ii iii EitiiitéliiEit{iitéiiiiifiiiiiiifiiti’i éiiti Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others fol/ow’ Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street aforsyth 478-994-4266 iii itiiéli 222m iiiiitti: tiliéillitiiliiiiliilléfi to install best management practices on animal waste disposal. Bolingbroke Community Club is hosting its 2nd Annual Christmas Parade on Satur~ day, Dec. 4 at 3 pm. Monroe County Library will I have fine-free days from Nov. l5-Dec. ll when all books returned to the library will be checked in fine free. The Backlot Players will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Dec. 3-5 at the BOE auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. 2009 Senior Lady Bulldog softball player Chandler Williams will play in the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star Game at Mer- cer University. Monroe County Tennis Tourna- ment began in 2003 to raise money for the Monroe County Ministerial Association Tran- sient Fund. 2009 open win- ners are Darren Broome, Judy Sims, Christopher Sandusky, Caroline Edenfield, Caleb Lee and Jimmy Encinas. FFA members exhibiting lambs at the Georgia National Fair are Rachel Johnson and Katie Davies. Students exhibiting cattle are COry Adkins, Katie Davies, Caleb Walston, Cody Ham and Tyler Dungan. Lynsey Sanderson is crowned Miss All American Music Queen in Macon; she sang “Over the Rainbow" with no accompaniment and also won the People's Choice award. John and Rebecca Ham of For- syth celebrate their 50th wed- ding anniversary at a party in their honor at the American Legion Hall in Forsyth. Bluegrass picker and humorist Joey Hancock will return to the‘Juliette Opry on Saturday night. The concert is free. Middle School Youth at For- syth United Methodist Church are excited to start a new puppet ministry; the group is called FISH, Forsyth ls Serving Him. required Eagle badge based on his disability. Kim Barnes said John had to adapt the physical part of the horse- manship badge. She said he was able to do all of the requirements for the swimming badge without adapting. “ [Fellow Scout] Benja- min Sandusky swam every inch of the way with him, encouraging him, and worked with him for about two hours on the lifesaving skills,” she said “Ben did an excellent job.” Darden’s records also show Barnes has 83 camp- ing nights. Only 25 nights camping are required for the National Achievement award for camping, and only 25 camping nights were required for the Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouts, ti isRéporter November l3, 2019 Culloden re-elects incumbents Citizens of Culloden re-elected three Other members of Culloden city incumbents to City Council for ad- council are Tellas Daniels, Tammie ditional two-year terms at the polls on Pierson and Jackie Boling. The mayor of Nov. 5. Dr. Margie Bryant, Sara Jean Ray Culloden is Lynn Miller. Regular council and Miranda Hall will continue to serve meetings are on the second Wednesday on council. Each of them received 38 of each month at City Hall, 9 College votes. The other candidate for council Street. For more information, contact in the election was George Pierson, who city clerk Lisa Elder at 47 8-885-2249 or received 24 votes. High Falls residents upset over water level Some residents around park officials told High Falls Lake are upset them they forgot the after the state lowered darn gates were open the lake to what some and let out too much say is the lowest level in water. decades. The state spent “My husband said he $700,000 in 2015 has not seen the lake installing new, work- lowered this much since ing gates on the High buying our place in ‘82,” Falls dam to give Beverly Grotsky wrote on them better control of the Facebook page of the water levels. Every fall High Falls Lake Associa- the state lowers the tion. “The lake is only 12 water level so resi- feet at its deepest in areas dents can clean debris and it’s down at least and work on docks. feet. Way more than we But residents say the . ,. need to fix a dock What lake has been lowered the State has now lowered about the fish? Park office so much that it endangers the gate and the water said thev have the gates +1.- (:4. _. “Hashim level is rising again. partlally closed now. “It’s the lowest 1t’s ever one High Falls resident Guess no one was paying been in all the years we’ve said they are planning to attention? I really hope lived here,” wrote Dixie meet with state Officials our rain chances increase.” Lee Hulse. . to discuss the water levels Teena Lawhon said But Bob Chappell said soon. Monroe County deputy punches woman refiising arrest during stop A Lizella woman got an obstruction charge and a black eye after she fought with a Monroe County deputy during a traffic stop an 1-75 North on Nov. 2. Latrese Jackson, 37, was also charged with failure to maintain lane. The run-in started about 12:10 am, according to the report, when Monroe Coun- ty Dep. Wade Kendrick saw a black Mercedes Benz C300 failing to maintain its lane on 1-75 North near mile marker 180. Dispatch- ers notified Kendrick the When Jackson said she’d had a previous heart attack and begged Kendrick not to Tase her, he put up his Taser. He then grabbed Jackson’s wrist again and tried to pull her out, but she kicked him. Kendrick then pulled out his pepper spray and threatened to spray Jackson. When Jackson continued to resist, Kendrick sprayed her in the face. Kendrick then tried pull- ing Jackson’s foot and was able to get her out of the car. As Kendrick tried to apply, the other handcuff, Jackson car’s female owner, identi- faced him and shouted, “Get fied as Jackson, was wanted yo hands off me.’ ’ She then out of Bibb County. When k tried to punch Kendrick in Kendrick stopped the car, Jo“ 5°" the face with a closed fist. Jackson, the lone occupant, As Kendrick leaned back refused to show Kendrick her license and instead said she needed to call her law- yer. Jackson then refused to exit the car, saying she needed to call her husband. Kendrick ordered Jackson out of the car several times, but she continued to refuse. Kendrick than handcuffed Jackson’s left wrist, but she continued to push back Kendrick then pulled out his Taser and threatened to Tase Jackson. to dodge the punch, Jackson’s fist made contact with his throat. Kendrick then responded by hitting Jackson in the left eye with a closed right hand. At that point, Kendrick was finally able to handcuff Jackson. Monroe County EMTs cleared Jackson of any injuries, and Dep. Judy Mercer then took her to the Monroe County Jail. Hubbard first-grader dies of cancer Seven-year-old Marques Mays (right) of Forsyth passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9 after a battle with terminal bone cancer. Several locals have been doing fund raisers to help the Mays family. Mays was a first grader at Hubbard Elementary School. In August, the sheriffs office helped him fulfill a dream by swearing him in as an honorary Monroe County deputy. Mays received some gifts, including a police toy set, a Monroe County Sheriff's Office t-shirt and a Scoops ice cream gift certificate. He also got to ride in some of his favorite model vehicles, including a i ride with Sgt. Edgar Johnson in a blue Ford Mustang GT. "Everyone at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office would like to give our most sincere condolences to his family,‘ ' the sheriff's office posted to its Facebook page on Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time." (File photo) of which John is a member. ties and support has been been raising Kiko goats for John said the camping merit the Muscular Dystrophy As- about five years and is also badges were his favorite. sociation (MDA), which has interesting in expanding Kim Barnes said that both helped John and his family his work with livestock. He the adult leaders and the since his diagnosis. presently spends a good other members of his Scout “Going to [MDA] camp portion of each day working troop were always encour— in the summer has let on the farm. aging and helpful to John. him meet other kids who Whatever he decides to She said that John doesn’t understood what he is going do as an adult, the refusal to read, but his fellow Scouts through, like the pain in his give up and the organiza- were willing to read for him calves,” said Kim. “There is tional and leadership skills and scribe for him. Several no cure, but there are ways gained in Boy Scouts will be of his adult leaders were to prolong and enhance the assets. Jill Darden’s records part of his Court of Honor, quality of life.” show he was Senior Patrol including Phil Bettis, Bobby ' She encourages everyone Leader, quartermaster, assis- Walker, Jimmy Melton and to give when they see some- tant senior patrol leader and Firman Sakir. one collecting for the MDA assistant patrol leader. Kim said that Scouting has boot drive or see stores sup- A more immediate goal been a wonderful place for porting the MDA Shamrock for John is to be chosen John to learn both academic Drive. by Make A Wish Founda- and life skills as he has What are John’s ideas tion to have his wish come grown up. It has been a set- about what he wants to true. His wish is to go to the ting when he could try new do as a career? He has two White House and meet the things and where he could trained German Shepherds president. also help others. Another and is interested in training “I would like to talk with great source of opportuni- and breeding dogs. He has him for a bit,” said John. t