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Page 4C November 14, 2018 /l orter County continued from front Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at news@mymcr.net by Friday at 5 p.m. Calendar information is published-free of charge as space permits. Nov. 22 depot) in Forsyth. Each Vet- and enjoy the ligh'ting of the UMC welcmnes bran may bring a guest. Join Village each evening at the volunteers for Thanks-us for fun, food and prizes end of the tour. Tickets are gMng meal for the Veterans. If you would $15. Call Diane Glidewell Forsyth United Methodist like to donate a prize or at 478-993-1104 for tickets Church, 68 West Johnston know someone who would, or more information. Street, will again prepare call Denise Herring at 478- Thanksgiving meals for those 394-8863. Dec. 1 less fortunate in the commu- Monroe Senior nity. The church, in coopera- Dec. 1 The Monroe Senior Gala tion with other groups and :d gb ke 27th An- will be Saturday, Dec. 1 individuals, will prepare hun- ml Chmtnm Parade from 4-10 p.m. at Hubbard dreds of traditional Thanks- The 27th Annual Christmas Middle School Cafeteria, giving meals and welcomes Parade in beautiful down- 500 Hwy. 83S, Forsyth. those who would like to town Bolingbroke, sponsored There will be a catered help, especially with pockag- by the Bohngbroke Commu- dinner, band and DJ. ing and delivering the meals, nity Club, will be Saturday, Semi-formal to formal dress Come to the church at 10:30 Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Pre-porade attire. $15 advanced ticket a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 festivities, including snacks, donation; tickets will not be or call 478-994-5706 for drinks and cake walk, will sold at the door. For more more information, begin at 2 p.m. The grand information, call the Monroe finale of the parade route County Senior Center at Nov. 24 down Rivoli Road will be 478-994-1701. Mental Health Aware- Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thoy Evil will visit with children in Dec 7 "Ending the Silence," a men- Santa's Workshop. For more Chmt at High Falls tal health awareness seminar information or an applica- State Park for awareness of mental tion, call Vicki Smith at 478- Santa will visit High Falls health conditions in youth 474-7320. State Park on Friday, Dec. will be on Saturday, Nov. 24 7 at 6 p.m. Come enjoy hot at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Dec. 1-2 cocoa and walk through Public Library. The event is Butts County Historical the lighted trail as you free and open to the public. Society Tour of Homesexperience the magic of For more information, call At least 12 historical homes the season. Call to register 912-980-5356. and sites will be decorated at 478-993-3053. $5 per for Christmas and open to child. Nov, 27 welcome you on Saturday DAR hosts Veterans Ap- and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 from Dec. 8 prt iatkm Night 1-5 p.m. Many of the Jingle Jog 5K Veterans are invited to venues on the tour are at The Jingle Jog 5K sponsored loin the Lt James Monroe Indian Springs with others in by FJtCo Health Club will Chapter DAR for the 2018 Flovilla and Jackson. Enjoy be Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Forsyth-Monroe Veterans Appreciation event local children singing at the County Chamber of Corn- Tuesday, Nov 27 at 6 p.m. Indian Springs amphitheater merce. Registration is $25 at the Conley Building (train before the tour on Saturday and ends Nov. 25. Pictured, left to right are Nickel, RFCU Forsyth Branch Manager India G. Crumpton and Family Connections Board Chair Adam Blanks. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) Robins Financial gives to MC Family Connections On Nov. 6, Robins Financial Credit Union presented a check for $500 to Monroe County Family Connections as part of RFCU's commit- ment to give back to the communities it serves. BOY S OF AM ORDER Online today at FIRST ANNUAL Cheer Raffle Drawing December 7, 2018. Location & Time TBA. $20 - ONtV 800 riCKeTS StaG SOre- $20 Here is your chance to help the athletes of The Mary Persons High School Cheerleading Teams Grades 7-12! Most recent Ga Lottery Odds: One in 300 Million Odds with the MP Cheer Raffle: One in 6 Hundred Tickets available Friday November 2nd from Cheer families at the home MP football game, subsequent playoff home games, and by calling the office of Dr, Clell M Morris, Forsyth Dental Center 478-994-0440 Vickie Nickel, Executive Director of Family Connections, said the money will be used to help fill Christmas stock- ings for the children at Monroe County Head Start. Each year the chil- dren receive a visit from Santa Claus and a stock- ing filled with various items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, gloves, a book and, of course, a toy. Students at Monroe County Achievement Center help the elves pack the stockings for the pre-school children. Heating & NC, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe County & Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing Available Juliette Rd. Forsyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.Reg.CU 401419 /:h' turn to the experts fY/ Whafs that blue & white certificate posted at food service establishments? By Dana R. Lynch, County Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences That blue and white certificate is a ServSafe certificate which indicates that management has completed this food safety course and passed an examination to become a certified ServSafe Manager. So what is the ServSafe Food Safety Program? The State of Georgia requires that man- agement of food service establishments obtain education and certification from a food safety certification program. One of these food service certification programs is ServSafe. The ServSafe program is a nationally recognized and accredited food safety program developed by the National Restaurant Association Edu- cational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe examination, the ServSafe Food Protec- tion Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEE Where can I take the ServSafe Man- ager's training? UGA Monroe County Cooperative Extension Provides the ServSafe training. The next ServSafe Manager's training will be held Dec. 3 & 4 at Monroe County Clubhouse, 52 West Chambers Street, Forsyth. Details? Deadline to register: Nov. 27. No refunds. Substitutions are allowed. Space is limited. Cost: $140. Contact Dana Lynch with the UGA Monroe County Extension Office at (478) 994- 7014 or email dlynch@uga.edu. lllllllllllllllllllllllll!lllllllllllllllIlllll I III lllllilli!lll]l illi IIII IIIIHII illllll llIllllillli IIIUIII IIIUIII llllllll~Ill i Nov. 14 Colton Daniels Chasity Newton Mark Daniel Ruby Beth Shepard Nipper & Abbie Bunn Nov. 17 Benson & Ruth Ham " Jason Edwards Nov. 20 Katherine Daniel L. Cory Bittick. Nov. 15 Fran Lancaster Taylor Pope Mason Moore Trey Williams Mile Dpdd Josh onepara Lisa Thu,~,u, Nov. 16 Nov. 18 Rik Daniels Zach Daniel Nov. 21 Veronica Kelly 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. EmaJl Diane Ghdewell at news@mymcr.net with information and picture. III len I IllIHilliiillllIllllHiillIliltliIilllIll Monroe County commissioners and Forsyth city In Monroe County 49.2 percent of voters cast council are expected to join the city of Culloden ballots. Harold Carlisle is re-elected in approving an additional one-percent sales tax commissioner for District 3. in the county. Sara Parks will be honored by Forsyth United Methodist Church on her 90fh birthday for'her devotion to the church and community. Voters turn down alcohol by the drink on Sun- days in Monroe County. Business After Hours is held at First Liberty Bank. L. Cary Bittick, sheriff of Monroe County for 22 Mary Melissa Ellis, 19, of Monroe County is years until 1983, announces his killed in a vehicle accident on 1-75 at retirement as executive director of the National Pate Road. Sheriff's Association. Monroe County citizens ask Board of Education The state awards Culloden an emergency for a soccer team for the public matching grant of $13,970 for construction of a school system and present a petition with 500 new well. signatures. From 1996-98 the soccer program at the Recreation Departmefit grew Donald Oscar Nelson, 44, of Brushy Creek from 131 to 204 children. Estates in Monroe County, is charged in a 28-count indictment that accuses 27 people of 2008 running a nationwide drug ring. Mark and Iris Presidential candidate Barack Obama's corn- Fielder are owners of Vac-Man, Forsyth's new ments raise questions about how his vacuum cleaner sales and service store on the election might impact Monroe County's coal- corner of Harris and E. Johnston Streets. fired Plant Scherer and its approximately 500 employees. Elizabeth Ebel, a 7th grader at Monroe County Middle School, wins six first place Some 600 children and 45 local businesses and two second place prizes as a 4-Hbr at the participate in Forsyth's trick-or-treating on the Georgia State Fair, most for her square. sewing skills. Sen. Saxby Chambhss and challenger Rick The California Raisins will stop at the Hardee's of Goddard both campaign in Forsyth as Election Forsyth on its Grapevine Tour Day nears. '88. Over 6,400 of Monroe County's 16,000 regis- Mary Persons' automobile program is one of 10 tered voters cast ballots during the 45 days of in the state certified by the National early voting, according to chief registrar Elaine Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Johnston. Forsyth city election turnout is 45 percent, 948 Fire guts the Montpeher Road home of Amanda ballots out of 2,505 registered and Tommy Smallwood, which they had worked ~;oters. Randall Meincke, Linda Hampton and on for 14 years remodeling and expanding. The Nelle Ivey are the three winners in the six-man house was the former library in Forsyth, moved race. from its original location. Monroe County's unemployment rate drops from Citizens must now enter Monroe County 9.4 to 6.4 percent from August to September Courthouse from the north side, across from Grits Cafe. A special Veieran's Day ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at Mitchell field prior to the The Smarr Cooking Crew (Jim Benson, Jim Mary Persons football game. Copelan, Junior Benson, Clay Ham) picks up first place for best ribs and best whole hog in the South at the Big Pig Jig in Vienna. 1998 Kip Darden is named Mary Persons 1998 Homecoming Queen. Princess/runner up is Latonya Johnson. Other senior representatives are Tangela Brown, Jessica Goodwin, Latasha Holmes and Crystal Spillers. Save the Children will hold its annual hot dog holiday feast on Friday. Country Oaks Farm & Pet Supply in Bolingbroke celebrates its Grand Opening. 54 percent of registered voters in Culloden go to the polls, and Steve Elder wins the mayoral election. Monroe County sees the effects of the housing market crash as construction starts dwindle and foreclosures multiply. Secretary of State Karen Handel visits Monroe LPS Construction is ready to begin work on County to support commission chair Harold Monroe County's new jail with the road to the Carlisle; she says she has worked with him to jail already paved. The Monroe County Mental resolve the county line dispute: Health Building addition is 85 percent complete and should be finished by Dec. 18.Mary Persons girls cross country team finishes 4fh in the region, earning them a trip to the state meet. Top finishers are Emily Robinson, Kaitlyn Patterson, Rachel Davis, Laura Becerril, Hannah Watson. This look at wlmt Mowoo Covety residents were rmdlal In the Ilqlter 30, 20 ood 10/ears ago this weet Is brought to yoo by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266