Karen Weathersby wins spelling bee
On Feb. 9 Karen Weathersby entered the schools Spelling Bee. She won. This makes three years in a row that Karen has won the Spelling Bee.
The Spelling Bee was held for fourth- through eighth-grade students. There were 25 students that participated this year.
Karen received a certificate and a trophy for winning.
This special event was held at the Schley County High School.
Karen is the daughter of Randy and Judy Weathersby, and her grandparents are Bobby and Sara Tondee, and Wilson and Jane Weathersby, all of Ellaville.
We all here want to congratulate Karen on a job well done winning this Spelling Bee again.
Josh and Natalie Jordan Walls of Lafayette announce the birth of a son, Alexander Jordan Walls, on Dec. 15, 2012, at Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. The infant weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz. at birth. Grandparents are Lamar and Gloria Jordan of Ellaville.
Ellaville United Methodist Church to host mission conference
Ellaville United Methodist Church will host a three-day Mission Conference Feb. 26-28.
The first Mission Conference is at 11 a.m. Sunday during the morning worship service, and again at 7 p.m. Before each evening service there will be a dinner served at 6 p.m. in the Social Hall. Everyone is welcome.
The purpose of this special conference is to share what these missionaries are doing in various parts of the world today.
There will be four speakers: Sunday morning, Charles Whatley; Sunday night, Bobby Gale; Monday night, Ben Reyes; and Tuesday night, Clint Yelverton. He is the son of Gene and Miriam Yelverton of Ellaville.
Everyone's invited to attend and hear what these men are doing in their mission field now. Please plan on giving a extra donation at each service; this will help to support these men in their missions. Mark this on your calendar and plan to attend.
County Line United Methodist Church hosts Valentine’s banquet
At 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 County Line United Methodist Church held its annual Valentine’s Banquet in the Social Hall of the church.
As guests entered the door, there was a round table covered with a white tablecloth and a Valentine centerpiece. All guests were given a number for the door prize that would be drawn later that evening.
All guest tables were covered with white tablecloths and at each place setting there was a red place mat and pink, red and purple napkins along with a white lace coaster.
The centerpieces were crystal vases with red roses and baby's breath along with red ribbon; this was a lovely arrangement. Later on the centerpieces were given as door prizes.
On the counter was a large, red floral arrangement of red roses in a lovely crystal container along with baby’s breath.
Another lovely, large arrangement of red roses with white doves was were placed on the corner table and the arrangement was surrounded with greenery entwined with small, white lights. Marcia McClung decorated for this special event.
A lovely dinner was served to all guests. The meals were brought to all the guests seated. They served grilled rib-eye steaks, baked potatoes, green beans, rolls, strawberry shortcake, coffee and tea.
Guest speaker was the Rev. Dennis Stalvey, one of the chaplains at Magnolia Manor. He kept everyone laughing as he told stories of things in the past. Everyone surely enjoyed themselves.
There were about 73 guests that attended.
2011 Soil and Water Conservation of the Year Award banquet held
On Jan. 19, the Soil and Water Conservation Yearly Awards Banquet was held in the Department of Agriculture Building in Dawson.
Schley County's Conservationist of the Year is Brenda Welch of Ellaville. She has been employed by the Schley County Cooperative Extension Service since 2000. She began her employment as the office secretary, and has held many titles since.
Currently she is working to assist farmers with issues dealing with agriculture in the Schley/Ellaville area. She provides her community with conservation information, agent's information, assists with erosion control practices, collects soil samples, provided water quality information to our farmers, as well as assisting the community with other various agriculture aspects. She participates in various 4-H programs and volunteers to go on camping trips with the students. She excels at her job and she is able to accomplish all of her tasks while being the only person in her office.
Because of her outstanding work ethic, she recently received the “The Larry O. Willingham Secretary Award.” One of her greatest accomplishments that she has been able to keep the Schley County Extension Office open, and operating during such bad economic times.
Her husband is Bill Welch, who is a past Lower Chattahoochee River District supervisor. The Welchs have two grown daughters, Geneva Bass and Kelly Skipper. They are members of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Sumter County.
Everyone here wants to congratulate and thank Brenda on a job well done.
Schley County Family Connection meets Thursday
The Schley County Family Connections meets at noon Thursday in the Ellaville City Center. Guest speaker is Mary Jessup of Benchmark Family Services, a new youth facility located on McMickle Road in Schley County.
There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.
Lunch will be catered. Cost is $6 per person. RSVP to John Greene by Wednesday at 937- 2591.
County Line United Methodist Church to host singing
At 7 p.m. Saturday, County Line United Methodist Church hosts a singing featuring the South Georgia Quartet of Eastman.
Refreshments will be served following the singing. This is always special when friends can get together and talk and enjoy one another after the singing.
Make sure that you mark this on your calendar and make plans to attend.
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Karen Weathersby wins spelling bee
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