Nancy M. Young: Aug. 13, 2016

Published 2:00 pm Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ellaville/Schley County Historical board meets
On Tuesday night  the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society board met to discuss some special projects going that  will be coming up soon.
We’re planning our Annual Auction on Sept. 17 at the legion in Ellaville. Proceeds go to help us renovate and preserve our history.
There will be tickets going on sale soon for the quilt that we will raffle off the night of the auction. These lovely quilts are made by Lettie Royal. You may get a ticket from any member or at Ellaville Florist, Gill’s Drug Store or the Pizza Place.
If anyone would like to make a donation to the auction, please do so. You do not have to be a member. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Also remember our Memorial and Honors Wall in the courthouse. Remember you do not have to be a member to purchase a Memorial or Honor plaque.
For more information call me at  229-937-2116, Nancy McMath Young.

Schley County Schools start for new school year
On July 29, the Schley County Schools opened for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year.
Principal Brian Hall said the elementary school has 626 students enrolled this year so far. This is pre-K through fifth grades. He said everything started off well, and they were looking forward to an excellent year.
The Middle and High School had 699 students enrolled as of the first day.
The Schley County Schools have 1,325 students enrolled now for 2016- 2017. There will be more students enrolling throughout the year

City of Ellaville receives USDA grant
The City of Ellaville was recently notified that it will receive a USDA grant for the purchase of a new patrol vehicle. The grant which was applied for on behalf of the Ellaville Police Department by City Manager Lynne McChargue. The grant, in the amount of $40,000 to purchase and equip a new patrol car for the Ellaville Police Department’s fleet.
“Applying and receiving grant funding is crucial to Ellaville’s growth. We are consistently applying for grant funding for all areas of the city’s operations and are very thankful we are awarded one,” said McChargue. “We are looking forward to adding this new patrol car to the police department. Having up to date equipment is necessary for quality operations.”

Schley County 4-H has Home School Club
Are you home schooling parents looking for an extra educational outlet for your children ages 10 through 17? The Schley County 4-H Home School Club is the place for you.
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable your children to become self- directing, productive and contributing members of the community and society. This special mission is accomplished through hands-on learning experiences focused on agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, healthy lifestyle, energy conservation, and citizenship. They also have a lot of fun and interaction as well.
They also have four 4- H Centers with day and night programs just for your children. There is one coming up Oct.24-25. Join Rock Eagle staff for programs designed for home schooled children.
This special overnight trip will bring your curriculum to life. Structured EE classes are run exactly like the other EE residential programming. Parents are welcome to join in on the fun. For more information  check with http:// or call Brenda Welch at 937-1180, the Schley County Extension Office, or stop by the office located in the courthouse downtown. Brenda’s e-mail is

Justices enjoy special family  vacation
On July 22, Wilbur and Vicki Justice left for Atlanta to catch a plane to Baltimore, Maryland, where they met Vicki’s sister Iris and her husband Joe Menendez of Greely, Colorado. They all came together to share this special vacation.
They visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they toured the national military park and battlegrounds.
On Monday they met with a certified Tour Guide who took them on a personal tour of the battlefields. Then they went to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to the Amish country to see the land. Vicki said the farms are beautiful. They stopped to tour a grist mill that was built in the late 1700s.
The four traveled to Virginia to visit with Iris and Joe’s daughter-in-law’s parents, Dale and Maryanne Garbett, hosted them for the rest of the week.
During the days, the Justices and Menendezes traveled the  metro rail to see the sights in Washington, D.C., visiting the usual tourist sites, including the Smithsonian Museum.
On Friday evening, they traveled to Baltimore to catch their early flights back home on Saturday, departing company at the Atlanta airport.

Allen Justice visits family in Ellaville
On Sunday night, Wilbur and Vicki Justice entertained Wilbur’s cousin, Allen Justice from Jacksonville, Florida. Allen came to this area to visit his son Jeremy Justice of Plains for his birthday.
On Monday Wilbur, Allen and Jeremy enjoyed themselves outdoors in Macon County fishing, sighting in their guns, and just walked throughout the woods enjoying Mother Nature.