Nancy Young: 7-15-17

Published 2:31 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017

Historical society installs honor/memorial wall

The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society reminds everyone that the Honor and Memorial Wall is currently located inside the renovated Schley County Courthouse downtown. Stop by the courthouse and see the plaques which are available to anyone.
If you would like to place a name or names in honor or in memory of someone, applications are available from Brenda Welch at the courthouse, at Ellaville Floral Shop, from Sharon Watson at the funeral home or you can call me.
Each plaque is $35; you may have one name or two names engraved and placed on the plaque. You do not have to be a member of the historical society or live in Schley County to place a name on this wall, which is visited a lot by people who come to the courthouse.
For information please call me at 229-937-2116.

Schley County 4-H’ers attend State 4-H Council

Schley County was represented by two 4-H’ers at the State 4-H Council June 23-25 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. The local delegates were Maribeth Arthur and Anna Trussell. They joined 877 other 4-H’ers and their leaders representing almost every county in Georgia.
The theme of the meeting was “4-H Phenomenon — It’s Out of This World”! The 4-H’ers spent two days attending educational programs, participating in a citizenship ceremony, studying environmental ideas and issues, attending dances, electing state 4-H officers and making new friends.
The 4-H’ers also competed for the Iron Clover Award, presented to the District that excels in friendly competition such as musical chairs, volleyball, and a Cotton Eye Joe-A-Thon, among other events. Other highlights included swimming and a spectacular performance by Clover and Company.
The highlight of the Council is the Sunday Morning Citizenship Ceremony for rising Junior and Senior 4-H’ers. During the official Citizenship Ceremony held on the last day of the State  Council, 126 4-H members pledged to become engaged Americans, to vote and make a difference in their communities.
For more information and opportunities to participate with Schley County 4-H , Please contact Brenda Welch at the Schley County Extension Office on Broad Street in the Court House downtown or call her at her new phone number is  229-937-1180.

Blain Howell Opening New Health Clinic

Blain Howell, FNP opened his new Health Clinic here in Ellaville on July 12,2017.
The name of the new Health Clinic is “Compass Family Health”. The new Clinic is located at 22 West Oglethorpe Street, across the street from the Court House.
Blain was formally with Southland Branch Family Practice in Ellaville. He is a Practicing Nurse Practitioner.
He chose to name his clinic “Compass” as he aspires to give people the right direction in their health and well-being.
Blain and the staff of Compass Family Health want to welcome and invite their patients and others to come by and see the new Health Clinic.
We are all so glad that he is staying here with us in new health facility.

Schley County 4-H’ers attend leadership training

Schley County 4-H’ers have been real busy this summer. One of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H is to develop leadership skills in the state’s youth.
One way that this goal is achieved is giving the older 4-H’ers the opportunity to mentor the younger members by serving as teen leaders in their county programs and as well at District and State events.
As teen leaders, they have specific responsibilities and leadership roles. This is where our recent Multi-County Teen Leadership Training come in.
There were 25 Teens from Peach, Macon, Taylor, Schley, and Marion Counties that came together in Peach County to learn how communicate with younger members of different ages and how to handle conflict. Several activities were scheduled to keep them busy.
Anna Trussell and Maribeth Arthur are Certified Teen Leaders.  They were able to teach part of this training class.
Schley County 4-H is fortunate to have Lily Harbuck and Liberty Justice on hand as our new certified teen leaders.
After class time, we participated in a community service project. Making dog chew toys from old towels. These will be distributed to various shelters in our area. We then traveled to Camp John Hope to further our leadership skills by working on the low ropes course. This activity builds leadership and team-building skills.
Before returning home we all enjoyed watermelon that was provided by Taylor County Extension Office.
A good teen leader is a life line in our 4-H Programs here in Schley County.
Brenda Welch, Schley County 4-H Program Assistant says that she can ask teen leaders to help her out and that they are more than willing to help out whatever it may be.
If you are interested in Schley County 4-H program and would like to have this special opportunity in 4-H, contact Brenda Welch at 229-937-1180.

Nancy Young lives in Ellaville