Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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April 9, 2012

Nancy M. Young: April 10, 2012

ELLAVILLE — Mildred Dobbs has returned home after surgery

Mildred Dobbs had surgery on March 28 at Emory in Atlanta, and was released on March 30.

Mildred went to her daughter’s home in Atlanta to be with Janet before returning home after her surgery.

Mildred returned home on April 4 and is doing real good now.

Let’s continue to keep Mildred in our prayers.

Schley County Family Connection to have special guest

On April 19 the Schley County Family Connection will have a very interesting guest speaker, Jackie Bryce who is with Star Racing Inc.

She will be speaking about the new $12 million Americus Motorsports Complex that is to be built on 450 acres across from South Georgia Technical College in Americus.

The facility is expected to attract as much as $75 million annually for the community and will create more than 200 full-time and part-time jobs over a five-year period.

Jackie's presentation will focus on how the facility will affect Schley County and the surrounding area.

Please notice that this meeting has been moved up to the third Thursday due to our special guest.

Lunch will be served at noon. Cost of lunch is $6. Please contact John Greene and let him know if you are planning to attend this special meeting. Call John at 937-2591 by April 17. This way he will know how many to prepare for lunch.

Ellaville Scout House renamed ‘John Gill House’

The yellow Scout houses beside the Ellaville United Methodist Church has been renamed as the “John Gill House,” in honor of a very special and generous friend to all of us. John was the late president of the Central Bank of Georgia.

This house will still be used for the Boy Scouts here in Ellaville. The house will be taken care of by Ameris Bank.

As you ride by you may see in large letters written over the front door  “John Gill House.”

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