Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 20, 2012

Nancy M. Young: February 21, 2012

ELLAVILLE — 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.

Birth announcement

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.

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