Schley 4-H’ers attend District Achievement Competition
Three Schley County students represented our county at the Southwest District Junior and Senior 4-H District Project Achievements competition Feb. 7-9 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center.
There were approximately 440 4-Hers from grades seven-12 from 44 counties who attended the annual project competition.
One of the Junior 4-H'ers from Schley County Middle School that presented their projects was seventh-grader Madison Sellars who participated in Performing Arts with her instrumental project. She played "The Star Spangled Banner " with her flute. The eighth-grade competitor was Mari Beth Arthur. She competed in the Sheep & Meat Goat Project.
The Senior 4-H'er representing Schley County High School (grades nine-12) was Brenda Eggers, who competed in the Photography Project.
For these students to compete at the District level each 4-H'er as required to complete a 4-H portfolio of their activities doing the last year in their projects. These were submitted prior to the contest for judging. At the competition they presented an illustrated demonstration on one project. The portfolio and the demonstration scores were combined to determine the winner .
All 4-H'ers, in addition to their individual project demonstrations, participated in group discussions, recreational activities and special assembly programs. Campaigning and elections for Juniors and Seniors District Board members are held during the weekend. Other highlights of the weekend include the annual District slide show and the famous 4-H Dance that was held on Saturday night, after which the winners of the projects were announced. The weekend ended with an assembly where the Juniors District Board and the Senior Board members were installed.
Attending with the Schley County 4-H'ers were Brenda Welch, Schley County Extension associate; Joan Rogers, Marion County 4-H PA and Roger Sinyard, Schley/Marion counties coordinator.
If you like to become involved with the Schley County 4-H program or for more information call Brenda Welch at the Schley County Extension Office at 229-937-2601.
Special notice to Schley County residents
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society is looking for a picture of the old Schley County Courthouse. We are trying to find this picture. The former courthouse sat on the corner across the street from our present courthouse. It was a two-story, wood building. If you have a photo and wish to share it with us, I'll be glad to make a copy and return your original one to you.
The Historical Society has been looking for this picture for a while. If you know of anyone who may have it please me or a Board members. Call Nancy McMath Young 937-2116.
Crossroads Enterprise Pond to be closed
The Crossroad Enterprise Pond (American Legion Pond) will be closed for the next two or three years. The Legion will be repairing the dam and restocking the pond.
For more information, ask any Legionnaire or call Douglas Jamieson.
Ellaville Boy Scout Troop 24 makes changes
The Ellaville Boy Scout Troop 24 has made some changes in their meeting time, day and place.
This Troop will be meeting from 3-5 p.m. on the first and second Sundays on the Scout land (behind Southeastern Pneumatic). n case of inclement weather they will meet at the Scout House (John Gill House) between the Ellaville United Methodist and Ameris Bank.
For more information contact Scout Master Douglas Jamieson.
Andy Miller is Ellaville’s country music singer
We are very proud of Andy Miller. He the son of Alan and Sharon Miller of Ellaville. Andy was raised here in Ellaville and finished high school here.
Andy is a country music singer and song writer. He said he picked up the guitar at the age of 18 and hit the ground running. Almost four years later he has really had a lot of experience playing hundreds of shows near his hometown of Ellaville.
Andy recently lived in Nashville. He spent time being mentored by rising artist like Brent Cobb of Ellaville and others that are coming up as singers and song writers. He spent six months in Nashville.
Andy also played numerous shows and broadened his knowledge of the music business and his catalog of original songs.
He shared the stage with people like Jon Pardi, Brent Cobb, Ben Wells and Chase Rice. He is currently traveling around Georgia and Alabama, playing venues in Atlanta, Statesboro, Americus, Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, Macon, Columbus and Auburn.
Andy has just released a self-titled EP in December and his single "Kicking Dust in the Rearview” is available on iTunes. You may also buy CDs in Ellaville at the Piggly Wiggly and the Ellaville Floral Shop, in Americus at The Maze, Windsor Parlor and in Buena Vista at J&R Quickstop, Betty's Drugstore, Wells and Welch, Dent Hardware and Morgan's Grocery in Tazwell.
Congratulations, Andy, on your great talent and keep up the good work.
Schley County classmates from 1955-60 plan special event
Friends who graduated or attended the Schley County High School in the years of 1955 through 1960 are being asked if they are interested in having a Class Reunion on April 5.
They are trying to have this the same time as Springtime Ellaville. This is the time that a lot of out-of-town friends come home for a weekend. They would enjoy seeing old friends and classmates at this time.
If you are interested in this special event call Willene Smith at 229-389-1957 or e-mail her at email@example.com
Call as soon as possible and hope to see you there. More information will be given later.
Schley 4-H’ers attend District Achievement Competition
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