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Page 2C Ital, December IT, 2019 ;. Reconciliation House will deliver Christmas meals By Angela Johnson Have you ever thought about Love (hug, kiss and a meal) as a gift for Christmas? Recon- ciliation House started a family tradition in 2003 serving dinner to nine seniors from the Senior Center as a way to extend the love of Jesus to our neighbors. Over the last 15 years it has grown to 750 dinners. It is excit- ing yet sad at the same time. Many in our community have joined us in this venture, which we could not do without them. It is so exciting to see What a loving community we live in. Many people donate baked goods, canned goods, meat and more. The event brings tears to my eyes as we attempt to love on our neighbors in need. We make a list, check it twice, trying to find out who needs what and how much of it we can provide. We started offering dine-in a few years ago thanks to the Christ United Methodist Church offering their fellowship hall for a central location. Many other individuals and families offer their services pre- paring routes, making personal handmade cards for those on their routes, praying with those picking up their meals, praying with those they deliver meals to and seeing their reaction to the Love coming from their com— munity. For two years now we have been sitting at the table with those that dine in making a new family tradition with them and giving them a family to be with. Many have told us ‘thank you’ as it gave them hope and joy to see the Love of Christ given to them. They see that when we could have been doing anything else, we decided to show Love to them. I look forward to seeing more of our community giving love to one another as He has given us. After all it is His birthday celebration; let’s give Him what He asked for. This year each meal will be delivered with a little hug drink and a Hershey’s hug and kiss candy to encourage the action of Love as well. For more information, contact Rev. Angela Johnson at Recon- ciliation House Inc. 478-787- 4215, 478-293-6174, reconcilia- tionhouse.org or Reconciliation House on Facebook. You can help make a difference this season by partnering with the Reconciliation House Inc. in His Love Extended Christ- mas Dinner campaign. From Sunday- Wednesday, Dec. 22-25 (Christmas Day), Reconciliation House is asking for volunteers to help with all stages of prepara- tion so that many of our Mon- roe County residents will have a full holiday meal on the table. This year’s goal is to deliver more than 700 meals, complete with Little Hugs drinks and Hershey’s hugs and kisses, to encourage families to share big hugs with one another. Here’s a chance for everyone to get involved in serving the com- munity. Opportunities to help include: Food Donations of Ham/ Turkey/ Other Meat; Canned Goods; Bread (variety); Des- serts; Little Hugs Drinks Miscellaneous Donations of Compartment/hinge containers, Wrapped Plastic ware kit, Her- shey’s Hugs and kisses, Plastic Ziploc bags, Cash Donations for tax deductible items Volunteers for PRAYER: Pray- ing for families in need, for days of service COOKS: To smoke/grill/fry/ bake the donated turkey, ham PREPARATION: Assist with cooking prep, food storage 8r route preparation DELIVERY: Drivers, Delivery Carriers, Encouragers (Famil— iarity with Monroe County is a plus) ADMINISTRATIVE: Distrib- ute & Collect Service Applica- tions, Delivery Information 81 Con- firm Callers. Do You Remember When... iiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiitiiii!liiiiiiitiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiSitiiiiiiiliiiiliiiiiiiiiiiliiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1989 Flint Judicial Circuit Bar Association honors Senior Superior Court Judge Hugh D. Sosebee Sr. on 25 years of service and unveils a portrait of him that will hang in the Superior Courtroom. Monroe County residents have six different telephone exchanges and two area codes. It is long distance from Culloden to Forsyth, for example. Mary Persons Bulldogs will play Manchester Blue Devils for a Region 4 AA championship. The contractor requests a one-year extension on the l-75 construction project that was supposed to be completed Nov. l. Forsyth has three new council members: Ralph Ogletree, James "B'uz" Bearden and James Cal- loway. The theme for the second annual Bolingbroke Christ- mas Parade is “A Country Christmas." Members of the Mom roe County Homemakers Club gather at Shoney's to bid farewell to Gladys Goodwyne, who has been a member of the club for 47 years and is maving to Waycross. ‘ Elizabeth Hart retires from Monroe County Hospital where she has worked for 32 years; she has been a nurse for 45 years. ln her early days at the hospital she delivered scores of babies. Winners in the Mon- * ‘ roe County 4-H Cookie Contest for chocolate chip cookies are Stuart Pippin, Adriene Collier and Lisa Owens. Mike Griffin is named T989 Kiwanian of the Year by the Forsyth-Monroe County Kiwanis Club at its annual Ladies Night program. Vernon Masher of Forsyth is the Atlanta South Truck Plaza Employee of the Month. He has worked as a mechanic at Atianta South for five years. Local singer Jeannie Bridges of High Falls wins auditionfor a Macon stage production by the Singing Fowler Family. Erin Hall andDionno. Moon are the first Mon- ttils look mutt: county raslitents were reading in the Reporter 3t). 20 unit “iii yous can this went: Is hrouglrt to you by... roe County 4-Hers ever to participate in the 4-H Lamb Protect. 1 in response to public concern Forsyth mayor and council propose an ordi- nance for restricting adult movie houses and video rental businesses instead of banning the sale of adult videos as a petition with over 500 signatures asked. Wanda Fountain, publisher and general manager of the Monroe County Reporter, announces the promotion of Allison Selman-Grant to editor and the hiring of Paul Judd as reporter. Jeannette Johnson cel- ebrates retirement after 3i years with the Depart- ment of Family 8: Children Services. The Beta Delta Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity of Fort Valley State University honors Paul James of Forsyth in its "Bigger and Better' Business program. James has operated James Dry Cleaning Shop in Forsyth for more than 50 years. Marion Joseph retires after 20 years in the office of Dr. J. Roy Grant and Dr. Patton Smith. Antonio Proctor, a iunior at Emmanuel College, will be the youth day speaker at St. James Baptist Church. The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), which has owner- ship in Plant Scherer's generating units, declares itself Y2K ready. Steve Dillard is named, chair of the Monroe County George W. Bush for President organization. Every year since T993 neighbors of Palestone/ Barrystane Road meet together to decarote the cedar tree in theicenter of, the neighborhood. Bruce Knight is crowned , 'Ms. Millennium' at the Womanless Beauty Pag- eant at Hubbard Elementa— ry to raise funds to benefit John Belknap who was iniured in a car accident. Forsyth Boy, Scout Troop 51 visits the USS Yorktown at historic Charleston Harbor. Boy Scout Troop 101 of \ Bolin’gbroke ciimbs to a e immmiitgliiliiliiii ilitiiii iiitiitill iiliiiiiiii’iilliitiliiiiiiiiéi mountain top in Sand Rock, Ala. 2009 Walker and Hayden Tonn of Culloden are the 2010 March for Babies Bibb County Ambassador Family, sharing their story about how important it is for babies to get a healthy start. They started life as preemies in 2005, but have been thriving ever since. 10. Scott 4th grader Christian Walden has been raising backyard chickens for three years and has be- came an expert on them. Senior Master Sergeant Charles l.. Sneed is promoted to Chief Mas- ter Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the US). Air Force. He is son of the late Tommy Jordan and Chris- tine Sneed of Culloden. Monroe County Rotary Club secures a district grant and donates to Mon- roe County Family Connec- tion and Monroe County Adult Literacy Program. Ann Matich, owner of Ann's Deli, has started a tradition of baking a large sheet cake, decorating it with an American Flag and inviting veterans to stop by for cake (or pie) and coffee on Veterans Day. Katie Sanders, 12, shoots her first dee, a l30~pound doe, while hunting with her father, Clete, and sister, Naomi. Tyler Sakir of Monroe County qualities for the 50- and ZOOryard breaststroke events in the Georgia I4-oncl-under State Swim Meet. Carson Dingler, 10, places first in the elementary divi- sion in the Hurricane Invi- tational Poie Vault Meet in Fitzgerald with a personal record of 9 feet. Two Forsyth men, Anthony Threatt and Douglas Davis ill, are charged with em bushing and killing Robert 'Wolf' Gresham. 51, in his back yard at T75 More- Iand Road. , Six Monroe Countians have parts in the Nut- cracker of Middle Geor— gia in Macon: Caroline Rose Tone, Hannah-Marie Blessett, John Sink, Cayton Sink, Payton Bullington and Regan Oliver. Monroe County Memorial Chapel *We set the standards ‘ that others follow' Harley Ra y ‘Bpanlqz” Beck West Main Street 0 Forsyth 478-994-4266 Local iem Vets furnish room for veteran Vietnam Veterans of America Central Ga. Chapter 946 Forsyth furnished and decorated a bedroom at WayPoint for lady veterans in Griffin. They worked to finish everything on Saturday, Nov. 30 to have it ready for the veteran to move into on Monday, Dec. 2. Pictured are members Mary Anne Stansbury, Roger Stembridge and Emma Gonzales- Stembridge who gave up their Saturday to prepare the room. Special thanks to Farmers Furniture, Forsyth for donating a mattress set. (Courtesy of Claude Curlee) Kiwanis Club donates to C.A.R.E. Cottage The Kiwanis Club of Forsyth—Monroe County donated $500 to the Monroe County Sher- iff's Office C.A.R.E. Cottage for Christmas gifts for the families it serves. Pictured on Nov. 20 are Dr. Tom Perry of the Kiwanis Club and Sherry O'Neal of C.A.R.E. Cottage. ., i. ’ s. a, . 2 MONROE IN‘coLLEoE Sara Mae Bran- denburg of Macon was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the Uni- versity of the South during the Foundation Day Convocation. Brandenburg is the daughter of Carol 8: Scott D. Brandenburg. The Order of the Gown is an academic honor society and a unique student government body among US. colleges and universi- ties. Since 1875 the Order of the Gown has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions .of the University. The University of the South is a nationally recognized university comprising a College of Arts and Sci- ences and a distinguished School of Theology. Located on 13,000 acres in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee enrolls 1,750 undergraduates and approximately 85 seminar- ians. A team of College of' Education (COE) students from the University of North Georgia (UNG) helped more than 150 high school students from across the state learn more about the teaching profession and \ l how to prepare for it Nov. 7 , at Future Georgia Educa- tors (FGE) Day. COE Stu- dent Ambassadors includ- ed: Brooke Hartman of Forsyth and Shelby Sims of Forsyth. The COE ', Student Ambassadors and faculty members answered questions and shared their knowledge at interactive workshops and seminars throughout the day on UNG’s Dahlonega campus. UNG and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) teamed up to provide a college recruitment fair, an FGE Knowledge Bowl competi- 1 tion, lunch in the UNG 1 Dining Hall and a tour.