Benefit for Averett Phillips
At 6 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion here in Ellaville, here will be a benefit held for Averett Phillips.
Averett returned home about a month ago from Mexico where he went to have cancer treatment.
This special event will consist of a spaghetti supper, baked sale and a group of gospel singers.
The spaghetti supper will consist of spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic bread, a slice of cake and beverage. You may eat in or carry out your meal. Fellowship will be enjoyed that evening.
You may purchase your tickets for $6 each at these stores downtown: Miller's Home & Auto, Central Automotive, Ellaville Floral Shop, Planters Hardware, Gill Drugs and Saturday Snack (open on Thursday-Saturday).
The groups that will be singing are as follows, “Behind The Cross” of DeSoto, "3 A Charge,” Randy and Lavada Lankford and Sonny Pickle, Caylee Hammack, Haley Phillips and Kaylor Womack, and Andy Miller.
Please mark this on your calendar and make plans to attend this special event with us.
For more information contact Neil Snyder at 942-4968.
World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer is Friday. Ellaville United Methodist Church will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for anyone who wishes to come in and pray.
This special day is for every nation in the world to pray.
You are invited to come into the church and pray at the altar anytime throughout the day on this special World Day of Prayer.
Happy Leap Year
I want to say Happy Leap Day tomorrow to everyone. Yes, this is Leap Year and every four years we have one.
In Leap Year we have 29 days in February, not 28. In normal years we have 365 days, but Leap Year we have 366 days.
Why do we need Leap Year? The Gregorian Calendar, which now serves as the standard calendar for civil use throughout the world, has both common years and Leap years. A common year has 365 days and Leap Year has 366 days with the extra or intercalary day designated as Feb. 29. A Leap Year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit about the sun which is about 365.25 days.
The length of the solar year, however, is slightly less than 365.25 days by about 11 minutes. To compensate for this discrepancy, the Leap Year is omitted three times every 400 years.
In other words, a century year cannot be a Leap Year unless it is divisible by 400. Thus 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not Leap Years, but 1600, 2000 and 2400 are Leap Years.
What are your chances of being born on Leap Year ? About 1 in 1,500.
When is your birthday party? If you are born on Leap Year, Feb. 29, do you get your driver/s license on Feb. 28 or March 1? It's an ambiguous question that is decided by each state. Most states, however, consider March 1 the official day. For instance, the Michigan Vehicle Code states that people born on Feb. 29 are deemed to have been born March 1.
How many people were born on Leap Day? There are about 187,000i n the U.S. and 4 million in the world who were born on Leap Day.
So Happy Leap Day to all of my readers.
Gail Dobbs Smith enters Phoebe Sumter
Monday of last week Gail Smith fell and broke her leg and was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, where she underwent surgery on Tuesday, and was transferred to Phoebe Putney North in Albany on Friday afternoon.
She entered for physical therapy. Her mother said that she should be dismissed on March 5 and then will go out to Perfect Care in Americus.
We are all wishing her well.
A special birthday celebration was held for Bobby Lynn Usry on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Blackbeard’s in Albany.
Mildred Dobbs, his sister, said that Bobby Lynn celebrated his 75th birthday.
When the Usry siblings have a birthday, they all go out to eat and celebrate the honoree's birthday.
Those that attended were Bobby Lynn Usry, Mildred Dobbs, Nicolas Smith, Dan and Brenda Todd, Eugene (Bubba) Usry, all of Ellaville, and Jean Hancock, Marsha Smith and her friend, all of Americus.
What a great time this family has just being together.
Sign up for SNAP, USDA products
Sign-up for S.N.A.P. and USDA products to be given out to Schley and Macon county residents is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday at The Church International.
This is the first time that Macon County has signed up with Schley County for these products.
Remember you must sign up to be eligible to pick up your products when they are given out.
Pick up day will be announced later.
For more information contact the Rev. Jesse and Sarah Carson at the Church International.
I'm sure that all of you have heard of the gospel group “Calvary's Cross” which is becoming real popular.
We are so proud to have Johnny McClung of Ellaville to sing with this gospel group as well as his wife Diane who fills in at different times.
So if you wish to hear them sing they will be at the Rylander Community Church,, south of Plains, at 7 p.m. Saturday. They will also be singing at 7 p.m. March 17 at Red Hill Christian Church in Richland.
Come out and hear this group and enjoy their special voices in praise.
Benefit for Averett Phillips
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