Nancy M. Young; Sept. 24, 2016

Published 10:00 pm Monday, September 26, 2016

Community saddened by death of local resident
On Sept. 9, Emory Hill, 71, died at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. He was married to Drucilla Allen Hill, and they have two sons,  Jeffery and Kevin Hill and two grandchildren.
We all will miss Emory, a good man who always had a smile on his face. Remember his family in your prayers.

Alaska Mission Team returns home
The Alaskan Tundra Mission Team from Ellaville and Americus left on Sept. 1, traveling to Nome, Alaska, and then went on to the villages of Teller and Brevig.
The men painted the church in Teller and did other repairs that were needed.
Martha Arrington offered haircuts to people of both villages.
They all enjoyed the fellowship, crafts, and visits with the children and adults.
They returned home on Sept. 10 and are making plans for next year’s mission trip.
Members of the Team were Mack and Bebe Herrington, Eddie and Sharon Watson, John and Dawn Knapp, Martha Arrington, Suzanne Johnson, Emily Dupree, Richard and Tonya Barrett, Duane Register, Warren Greene, and Lester Jones.
If anyone is interested in being a part of this mission work, call Mack Herringtong at 229-938-7450 or Eddie Watson at 229-942-4591.

Veatches attend food show
On Sept. 12, Joel and Sharon Veatch attended a food show in Birmingham, Alabama. This event was for manufacturers of food to present and show their new items and to set prices for their food. The new food items were displayed so all dealers to see these foods prepared and to get ideas for themselves. These foods will be less expensive for all customers locally, according to Joel.
They  returned home on Sept. 15.

Schley County Schools ready for 4-H
Schley County Schools are back in session and the students will be bringing home some information from the Schley County Cooperative Extension 4-H Office.
Bill Starr is Sumter County Extension agent/coordinator, and Brenda Welch is Schley County Extension associate. The Schley office has moved to the Courthouse downtown.
Brenda said they serve all of Schley County, and a large part of the Extension is the 4-H, a program of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science.
Any students in grades 5-12 grade are welcome to join. 4-H also be in the classrooms once a month to give presentations and information on upcoming events.
This past summer Schley County 4-H had 18 fifth- and sixth-grade students who attended camp. They went to Fortson 4-H Center near Atlanta. Next summer, they will go to Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island.
If you home school your child, contact Brenda because 4-H has a home school club, too. Call her  at 229-937-1180,  stop by her office or e-mail

Thanks for support for historic society auction
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society and I thank everyone for their  support with our Auction last Saturday night, which included an antique car show and a raffle for a Ruger .22 rifle. We also had a drawing for the quilt made by Lettie Royal The winner was Paula Williams. We had the 50/50 Raffle and Bella Parker of Green Road in Schley County won.
We thank everyone for making donations to the auctions, whether it was businesses, society members or friends. We could not have done this without your support.
Thanks also to the Auction Committee for doing such a great job. Thank to you to everyone who came and ate supper, bought a cake, or bid and purchased something in the auction.
All proceeds go to preserve Ellaville and Schley County history.