Happy belated birthday to… Mr. Charlie McCrary, Mrs. Fannie Mae Acey, and Mr. Joe Gordy, who celebrated his 88th birthday.

Congratulations to new parents… Jonathan and Lauren Hall on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Jane Hall, who was born Sept. 22 and weighed 7.15 pounds and was 20.5 inches long.

Prayers for Ellie Watson… Ellie sustained a right eye injury during a varsity game against Mary Persons Sept. 23. Her optical pressure is still elevated and she still having some vision issues. She has another appointment with Eye Consultants of Atlanta Wednesday. Her mama, Laura, said, “It has been a very emotional time for all of us. God always has a plan and he is teaching us patience and faith.”

Please continue to pray for... all of our healthcare providers, first responders, and all of those behind the scenes.

Upson Humane Society… is hosting two super fun Halloween events… Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. Trunk or Treat at the Civic Center… and on Halloween, Oct. 31, Trick or Treat from 5-8 p.m. at Petsense next to Walmart.

Halloween will be celebrated on Halloween, Oct. 31… There will be extra patrol in the areas where the kids trick or treat…

5K October Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Walk will be held at the civic center Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to noon, and a 30-minute fitness on the lawn class… first 50 people to register get a free T-Shirt… visit Thomaston-Upson Civic Center on Facebook to register and for more information.

Happy birthday greetings to… David Millen, J.D. Barfield, Rand Pressley, Sara Strouss, Kain English, Ashton Wheeless, Tekia Sullivan, Thomas Golden, Tiffany Mitchell, Tracy Barfield, Peyton Chapman, Oct. 14… Shelby Pullin, Benjamin Watson, Brian Joiner, Susie Lowe Boyt, Kendel Purvis, Judy Keadle, Matt Smith, Zach Barber, Brooke Cagle, Kasey Goins, Sarah McLane, Oct. 15… Darlene Solomon, Daniel Stillwell, Sabrena Reid, Clay McDaniel, Clint Fisher, Kristi Hayes , Jennifer Rogers, Michelle Hendricks, Brittney Darnell, Oct. 16… Ben Ragan, Veronica Dorsey, Carole Ekerberg, Michael Burks, Clint Ivie, Micheala Moore, Bevin Landrum, Cheyanne Dawson, Oct. 17… Kay Edmondson, Javonte Snipes, Carson Gleaton, Terrie Rosborough, Tony Mullis, Heather Hammer, Jamie-Lee Shuttles, Debra Hay, Eric Oglesby, Wesley Hunt, Summer Wheeler, Jordie Rogers, Jennifer Stokes, Carolyn Gillespie, Ronnie Bickley, Oct. 18… Katie Smith, McKenzie Clark, Tiffany Blount, Liz Adams, Cristal Hatcher, James Greggory Howard, Sr., Marie Beverly, Alma Hewatt, Oct. 19… Britney Allen, Phyl Gatlin, Julia Murphy, Dawn Gillespie, Tykia Appleberry, Kristen Ragsdale, Josh Dokey, Rhea Marr, Lisa Smith, Joann Boswell, Pat Jones, Oct. 20… we wish for all celebrating birthdays many more happy and healthy ones.

Worth repeating… "...opening up a newspaper is the key to looking classy and smart. Never mind the bronze-plated stuff about the role of the press in a democracy - a newspaper, kiddo, is about style." - Garrison Keillor

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