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Nancy M. Young: Dec. 24, 2016

McCorkles have exciting three weeks
Dwight and Mary Ellen McCorkle left on Nov. 18, for Orlando, Florida, to visit their grandson, Jeremiah Sawicky, play in the Pee Wee Southeast Regional Football Championship games. Mary Ellen said it was a hard loss for the Volrico Rams which was their first season.
They then traveled to Silver Springs, Maryland, for Thanksgiving with their daughter, Melissa McCorkle Snyder, and her family.
They returned home for a day before Mary Ellen went back to Port Canaveral, Florida, for a Carnival cruise on the Volor to the Bahamas. She returned home on Dec. 5 after enjoying her family and the cruise.

Happy birthday, Margaret McMickle Gooding
A special happy birthday to Margaret McMickle Gooding, who celebrated her 93rd birthday on Dec. 15.
Margaret’s parents were Lester and Ethell Murray McMickle. Margaret married George Gooding of Schley County, and they had three children: Marianne Gooding Phillips, Jane Gooding Lehman, and David Gooding.
Margaret taught school for many years to a lot of local people in Ellaville.

Phoebe Sumter Primary Medical Center breaks ground in Ellaville
On Dec. 12, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center broke ground for a new Health Building in Ellaville.
The new Phoebe Sumter-Ellaville Primary Center will be located between Ameris Bank and Dollar General store on South Broad Street, the old Highway 19, south of town.
Jerry Cook, president of the Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone to the ground-breaking ceremony. He said that the Chamber was proud that Phoebe Sumter was expanding into the Ellaville-Schley community with a new facility.
The Rev. George Hill Jr. from The Living Word of Christian Ministries gave the invocation.
Phoebe Sumter CEO Brandi Lunneborg gave the history of the Ellaville Medical Center. She said that in the past year the Center had seen 4,400 patients. She also told about the outreach services for farm workers. She also introduced the architectural firm for this special project.
The was the old Morris Hill home place, and was bought from Tommy Barnes to build the new health center,
Nurse practitioner, Jenny Hatcher, of the Ellaville Center, spoke of the outreach of patient services provided to the surrounding areas. She announced that Dr. Rosie Burroughs, DMD, will serve as the dental doctor in the new center.

Schley County Schools out for Christmas
The Schley County Schools are out for the Christmas holidays. Teachers will return Jan. 2, and students on Jan. 3.

Merry Christmas to all
I wish each and every reader a very Merry Christmas. It’s the time of the year that God has for all of us to remember others. With my heartfelt love, Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year — Nancy McMath Young

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