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November 13, 20l9 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-REDEVELOPMENT FUND Monroe County has completed its 2015 Community Develop- ment Block Grant-Redevelopment Fund project. Total grant funds in the amount of $500,000.00 were utilized in the revitalization of the historic Hubbard Dormitory. Monroe County will hold a public hearing on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Monroe County Commission Chambers, 38 W Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029, for the purpose of discussing completed activities and receiving citizen comments. All citizens are invited to attend. A copy of the final quarterly report is now available for review at the Monroe County Commission Chambers located at the address listed above. Any person desiring to comment on the performance of the project may write to Monroe County, 38 W Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029. Monroe County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education, and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or age. Persons with special needs related to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Janet Abbott, County Clerk, prior to November 22, 2019 at 38 W Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029 between the hours of 8:00 am. and 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Persons with hearing disabilities may contact the Georgia Relay Service at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1 -800-255—0135. QC: ouolvumn PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (COBB) PROGRAM Monroe County will hold a public hearing on November 22, 2019 at 10:00 am. at the Monroe County Commission Chambers located at 38 W Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the approved activities of the county’s Community Development Block Grant. On October 16, 2019, the county was awarded a grant in the amount of $750,000 to improve the county‘s health department. Items to be discussed at the hearing include: - The amount of funds received, location of activities, and a description of the activities. - The amount of funds available for each activity and the amount of funds that will benefit low-to-moderate income persons. - The plan, if applicable, to minimize or prevent displacement of persons and the plan to assist persons who may be displaced. - Fair Housing laws and the county’s plan to further fair housing. The public is invited to attend this hearing to become informed of the project activities. Monroe County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education, and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or age. Persons with special needs related to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Janet Abbott, County Clerk, prior to November 22, 2019 at 38 W Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029 between the hours of 8:00 am. and 5:00 pm, Monday—Friday, except holidays. Persons with hearing disabilities may contact the Georgia Relay Service at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1 —800-255-0135. emu mime unonvuum . “3mm MEY Continued from Page l C lead, she is sure that if the college she attends has a band. . .she will be marching or directing. A Special Salute to the Children’s Theater Troupe Some curious youngsters along with their teachers and a few parents entered the Rose Theater between Oct. 30 and Nov. 8. These young theater goers were in for a special “field-tri treat. Many were seeing their first live stage produc- tion of a play. It was fun to watch as the kids valiantly tried to put on their “walk quiet” steps and their “the- ater voices.” It was much more enjoyable at theend of each performance to listen to questions the youngsters asked the cast members. It was obvious that the audience had been engaged and entertained. After the "‘orter final bows were taken, the Children’s Theater Troupe entertained 1,860 people for “Hyronomous A. Frog--- and Monroe County proud. Dennis Smith writes “Monroe Entertains You,” highlighting the entertain- ment fare ofiered in Monroe County and the people who make it possible. Smith wants Forsyth to realize and support the riches it has in the cultural arts. The Frog Prince.” Community theater is real in Forsyth. Each year a dedicated group of folks make sure a large group of youngsters have a chance to be exposed to live theater. As one who was fortunate to be an usher for the little theater goers. . .I can tell you that the smiles, the excite- , inent’ the hlgh-fives asmey Pictured, left to right, are Mary Persons Marching Bulldog eft the theater told me a B . d D M . H . . . . . rIga e rum ajors. eather Tillman, Barley Nlblett and great glft had beer} g1 ven to Katie Thomason. (Photo/ Carla Niblett) some very deservmg young . people. presenting this entertain- A special “thank-you” is ment. in order for Chuck Randall Audiences came from director; Jane Walker the Bibb, Crawford, Jones, organizer and actor; and Lamar and Monroe Coun- fellow actors Meredith Ad- ties. Most were either pre—K, ams, Theresa Daniel, Debra kindergarten, first or second Moore, Sara Reed, on graders. One day the cast Smith, Vickie Vetter along entertained a rather large with Elizabeth Hunter, special needs group. The sound and lighting techni- Children’s Theater Troupe cian, for their dedication in continues to make Forsyth Hill earns Doctor of Nursing Practice trom Georgia State University in May 20l9 Patti Hill, DNP, RN, FNP—C earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Georgia State University in May 2019 where she earned the Army Nurse Re- serves Corps and Georgia State Universi- ty Alumni scholarships. Her DNP project was entitled “Obstructive Sleep Apnea of Women in a Primary Care Practice.” Patti is a Family Nurse Practitioner at North Macon Family Healthcare As- sociates in Macon since 2010 and was formerly at Monroe Primary Care when Monroe County Hospital had a clinic 20091 1. Patti has been married to Steve Hill, a Prudential insurance emeritus agent, for 46 years and is the mother of three daughters: Beth Hill Day, an ac- countant for Allegiant Anesthesia, Aime Hill Clance, who is RN cancer navigator at Navicent Health, and Catherine Hill Braley, a new NP at Central Georgia Can- cer Care. She and Steve are grandparents of six grandchildren. Make sure BLACK FRIDAY 13 GREEN for Your Business! AdvertiSe in the Monroe County Reporter’s HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE! This special section will direct our readers where to shop for the best Holiday Sales in Middle GA! Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 14th Run Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20th To reserve your ad space... CALL Carolyn Martel 478-960-2259 Patti and Steve Hill Braleys earn Master’s degrees Catherine Hill Braley earned her Master of Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner at Georgia College and State University in May 2019. She is the daughter of Steve & Patti Hill of Bolingbroke. Catherine earned her BSN in 2013 at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University. Catherine has been a RN on 9 Main Cancer Life Center at Navicent since 2013 and is now employed as a NP at Central Georgia Cancer Care. Her husband, Spencer Braley, earned his Master of Education at Georgia College 8: State University in May also. Spencer is the son of the late Rev. Stan Braley and Bridget Braley of Macon. Spencer earned his BS. in Bi- Spencer and Catherine Braley and Beau ology at Georgia Southern University in 2015. Spencer is a high school science and math teacher at Woodfield Academy. They are the parents of Beau Cannington Braley, age 4. Virgil promoted to Colonel Hugh and Gretchen Mercer attended their son- in—law Scott Virgil’s promotion as a member of the US. Army from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel at West Point on Oct. 25. Virgil is married to the former Ivey Mercer of Forsyth. They have two sons and one daughter: Logan, 13; Lane, 10; Luke, 8. Virgil Was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1998 following graduation from the US. Military Academy at West Point. He has served at various locations, including Afghanistan, as part of Opera- tion Enduring Freedom from 2004-05, in Af— ghanistan in 2013 and in Kosovo in support of the NATO mission in 2016. He also served as a Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army at the Pentagon and is currently Director, Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic. Virgil earned a Master’s Degree in Political Sci- ence from the University of Georgia in 2008 and has completed extensive military training and education and received numerous awards and decorations. Col. Scott Virgil 1