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Nancy M. Young: Sept. 5, 2015

Schley County 4-H Club has club for home schooled now
Are you home schooling and looking for an extra educational outlet for your youth? The Schley County 4-H Home School Club is the place for your child.
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.
This mission is accomplished through “hands-on” learning  experience focused on agriculture and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, food and nutrition, health, energy conservation and citizenship.
As a home school 4-H Club, members will meet once a month for the regular 4-H program and then work on community service projects and other projects.
Call the Schley County Extension Office at 937-2601 or stop by 483 N. Broad St. for a meeting time to get started in Schley County 4-H Home School Club. Ask for Brenda Welch.

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center to host Town Hall meeting is Ellaville
At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will host a Town Hall meeting for Ellaville and Schley County  community health. This special event will be at the Ellaville City Center next door to the City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
Phoebe Sumter representatives will be on hand to give an update on the current state of health care in Southwest Georgia and updates regarding items specific to Schley County residents.
There will also be a question and answer session as well
For more information call 229-931-6812.

Schley County Family Connection meets
At noon Aug. 27, Schley County Family Connection met at the American Legion in Ellaville for its monthly meeting. John Greene open the meeting by welcoming everyone and asked Pascal Hollis to ask the blessing prior to lunch.
Guest speaker was Todd West, new principal at Schley County Middle-High School.
He started by saying how much they like Ellaville and was interested in the school system here. He showed a short video of students in a lot of activities such computers, weight lifting, baseball, football, cheer leading and band. He said that all students who have started the eighth grade can select an activity to join. He said that a lot have joined the band and are real interested students.
He also said that students who have good grades and wish to take courses from South Georgia Technical College or Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus may do so at no expense. HOPE will take care of the bill. Students may leave the school when they have finished their classes before leaving for the other schools for secondary education.
John updated  everyone on what the Family Connection has done and will be doing in the future. Pascal Hollis spoke about the American Legion. Nancy McMath Young spoke about the upcoming  Historical Society Auction that will be held Sept. 19 at the American Legion in Ellaville.
Karen Albritton spoke on the Lighthouse Children Advocacy Center. Gary Moore gave a report on USA Health Care telling about new changes in Medicare. Stephen Woodson, Schley County truancy officer, gave his report and also spoke about the Lighthouse  Children’s Advocacy  Center. Linda Adams spoke about the Community Foundation building a playground at the recreational center  here soon. Sharon Wall told about the veterans and service men  who are and have been missing in action from war and The Ride Home that will be in Americus later this month to former prisoners of war and families of those missing in action.
The next meeting will be at noon Sept. 24.

Leandra Lumpkin appointed to Schley County Board of Education
Leandra Royal Lumpkin has been appointed to serve on the Schley County Board of Education. She was among six  in her District to apply to fill the position of Maria Cloer seat on the Board. Lumpkin  will have to go through a certain training process before being sworn in by Superior Court Judge Rucker Smith.
Lumpkin is employed with the Peoples Bank in Ellaville as a customer service representative. She’s married to R.T. Lumpkin and they have two children, Trypp, 12 and Kylee, 7.
The Lumpkin children are the fifth generation of her family to be  educated in the Schley County Schools. Her mother Shannon Royal taught for 20 of her 37-year teaching career  in the Schley County School System. Her great-grandfather,  Leo Williams, drove a school bus for many years.
Lumpkin said technology is real important to her because she has a degree  in computer information systems. She also believes in the community being involved with the school system and she’s looking forward to contributing to our schools.
Leandra, we are all so proud of you.

Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society to hold auction
This is to inform all of you that our local Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society having a Auction Sept. 19 at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion. A barbecue supper is served at 5:30 p.m. and the Auction begins at 7 p.m.
This is a special time for our historical society as we raise money to help preserve history in Ellaville and Schley County.
All members, fiends and businesses will make donations to us for this special occasion. You do not have to be a member to make a donation. We are a tax-deductible organization, so if you want to make a donation, please let me know and I’ll be glad to get you a tax receipt as soon as I get your donation with the value and name.
There will also be a drawing of the lovely quilt that Lettie Royal made for us this year as well as pillow shams to go with the quilt. The quilt is on display at Gill’s Drug Store, and if any one would like to buy a raffle ticket for the quilt, you may do so at Gill’s Drug, Ellaville Floral Shop, the Main Street Grill and The Pizza Place. There will also be a 50/50 drawing that night.
Tell all your family and friends and plan to attend. You may drop your donations off with Kim at the floral shop or with me. For more information call me, Nancy McMath Young, at 937-2116.

Dove season opens today
We have so many hunters herevthat I thought they would like this information on limit and the laws  to dove hunting.
Today, Sept.  5, dove season opens at noon. What field will you be on  and  who will be with you?
Opening day of dove season  usually provides such a fun day that everyone has such a good time.There are usually plenty of fields to hunt on.
The official 2015-2016 dove season dates are Sept.5-20, Oct. 10-Nov. 1 and Nov.  26-Jan. 15. Hours are noon until  sunset on opening day, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the remainder of the of the season dates. Sunrise and sunset  for each day are found in the 2015 -2016 Georgia Hunting Season and Regulations guide or  go online at www.georgiawildlife.com/hunting regulations.
Many public dove fields are served solely for guest hunts on opening day, so be sure to review  dove hunting rules and regulations to ensure the availability  of the field you plan to hunt on.
Regulations Quick Review : The daily bag limit is 15 doves per hunt . Collared  doves maybe taken, but do not affect the count limit. Any auto loading or other repeating shot gun must be plugged to hold no more than three shot gun shells  while hunting, and all hunters must obtain permission from land owners before hunting on private property.
Dove hunters 16 and older must have a Georgia hunting license  and a free migratory bird harvest information program [HIP] permit.
Hunters can particiate in this conservation effort by examining their harvested doves for leg bands and reporting the number to USFWS by calling 1-800-327-Band. Be sure the field is legal to hunt on.
Good luck to all dove hunters.