Nancy Young: 9-6-17

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Schley County 4-H has special news
Schley County 4-H is a spotlight into the future of many young lives.
Schley County Schools are back in session and the students will be coming home with information from the Schley County Cooperative Extension 4-H Office.
Mark Murdoch is the Schley County Extension Service agent and Brenda Welch is the secretary and the 4-H program assistant. The office is downtown in the courthouse in Ellaville.
A large part of the extension service is 4-H.
As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.
Any student in grades 5-12 are welcome to participate in 4-H.
4-H will be in classrooms once a month to give a presentation and also information on upcoming events. 4-H has a club for homeschooled students with all of the activities available.
Call for more information 937-1180.

BBQ Cook Off coming up in October
Smokin’ on the Square Barbecue Cook Off is a special time for Ellaville. This event will be held Oct. 14 in downtown Ellaville. The head sponsor is Chad’s Paint and Body Shop of Ellaville and co-sponsor is the Schley County Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
Get up your team to cook. If your team would like to have T-shirts for the cook off, list the sizes and include the T-shirt prices with your cooking entry fee. Pre-order deadline is Sept. 29.
Teams must compete in all three categories to be eligible for the Grand Championship. There will be cash and trophies awarded to winners. Cooking categories are chicken, pork ribs and Boston butts.
Checks and entry forms are to be sent together with check made out to Schley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 606, Ellaville GA 31806. Rules and regulations will come with your application. Deadline for applications is Oct. 6; spaces available on a first come basis. For more information call Ryan Brown at 229-938- 2158.
No professional teams are eligible to compete. There will be all-day entertainment starting with Simon Sez opening for Liz Faith and Megan Fowler. Email

Schley County Family Connection meets
On Aug. 24, Schley County Family Connection met at the American Legion in Ellaville. John Greene welcomed everyone and Stephen Woodson asked the blessing.
Each member gave their report.
Todd West, principal of Schley County Middle-High School praised the eighth grade for scoring high on their SAT.
Kathy Detamore, director of the Macon and Schley County DFCS, spoke on how changes have helped with certain programs.
Ashley Davis, Schley County DFCS director, made a few remarks and is working with the local DFCS.
Jack Lockwood, public health consultant, West Central Georgia Health District, spoke about health issues and shared a pamphlet on smoking cessation, a free program.
Katalina Valdes, program manager, the Light House in Albany, told about their program, for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Kristy Smith, Schley County Health nurse, announced that the flu shots will be available in mid-September, and vaccinations at any time.
Nancy Collins, Middle Flint Behavior Healthcare, spoke on working with HIV-positive patients.
Jason Lawson, director of Middle Flint E-911, said they have three positions open at the 911 Center, plus they are updating their computers.
Linda Adams talked about the new playground construction and when they are to start.
Stephen Woodson, truancy office, reported visiting the schools all around every week when he can.
Nancy McMath Young of the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society and community announced the upcoming auction on Oct. 7, which is the annual fund raiser for the historical society.
Schley Family Connection meets next on Sept. 28.

Backyard Boer Goat Farm attends State Classic
On Aug.19, the Backyard Boer Goat Farm, owned by Eddie and Sharon Watson of Ellaville, participated in the Peach State Classic in Perry.
Alexis Wilson, daughter of Ken and Shannon Wilson of Ellaville, showed two goats during the morning show and two in the afternoon. Alexis won three third-place ribbons and one second-place ribbon.

Rainbow Garden Club chooses Yard of the Month
The Rainbow Garden Club has awarded the August Yard of the Month sign to Johnny and Nell Wall.
Most everyone knows that the Walls live on Ga. Highway 153 on the right side below the American Legion. So when you’re riding ride by, see it for yourself.