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Nancy Young: 11-11-17

Historical Society to have annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society is again having its annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18, the weekend before Thanksgiving.
It will be held inside the Piggly Wiggly store starting at 10 a.m. The women of the historical society will make all of these delicious desserts.
For more information call me at 229-937-2116.

Schley Family Connection meets
Schley County Family Connection held its October meeting at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191American Legion.
John Greene called the meeting to order and asked the blessing before the meal was served.
John Greene introduced the speaker, Lillian Ann Winn, the new Adult Education director of South Georgia Technical College. Her position is over Americus, Plains, Ellaville, Cordele, Buena Vista, Preston, and Taylor and Macon counties where GED classes are held, as well as Sumter Correctional Institute.
Red Ribbon Week was presented by Liberty Justice and Madelyn English. Everyone in grades six-12 at Schley County Schools. Students used Pledge Day to pledge to keep healthy and drug free. Counselor Betsy Buchanan was in charge of all the activities for the week and the program Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
Schley Middle/High School Principal Todd West introduced sophomore, Sydney Grandos, a Student Council member. She spoke about being interested into going into medicine.
Keith Lee, a retired high school principal, is in charge of the Work Based Learning Program at the Middle/High School. He said school is very challenging to the students to learn more.
Jim Outlaw with the Georgia Department of Labor as unemployment sources. His said emphasis should be placed on education.
Jamie Hurst of Liberty House, Albany, spoke on the organization for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Sharon Wall told about her father being missing in action since World War II.
Brenda Welch shared that the 4-H’ers recently had a Fishing Day.
Linda Adams reported on the Schley County Community Foundation project — the construction of a recreational playground which will begin in January. The Play South/Burke Co. will build this facility. The company just built the new playground at the elementary school.

Ellaville Methodist Church says ‘thank you’
Ellaville United Methodist Church thanks everyone for buying barbecue and baked goods at its annual event. Everything sold out. They couldn’t have done so well without the community’s support.

Marion, Schley 4-H enjoy Fishing Day
On Oct. 19, the Schley County 4-H Club hosted the Marion County 4-H Club for a Fishing Day at Bobby Miller’s catfish pond in Schley County.
Everyone brought their fishing supplies, and cane poles were provided. There were 14 who attended this event. Sophie Parker caught the most fish, eight. Carolann Funkhouse caught the largest weighing close to 10 lbs.
The 4-H’ers will have a Fish Fry at the Extension Office for the 4-H’ers who participated and their leaders, which included Matt Murlock, Marion County and Schley ANR/4-H Extension agent; Joan Rodgers, Marion County 4-H Program assistant; and Brenda Welch, Schley County 4-H Program assistant.
The 4-H clubs were very appreciative of Mr. Miller’s hospitality
The 4-H will be planning more activities like this. For more information, call Brenda Welch at 937-1180.

Schley Family Connection has special announcement
Schley County Family Connection will meet one week earlier this month due to Thanksgiving.
The meeting will be on Nov. 16 at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion. John and Lisa Greene will serve a Thanksgiving dinner at the meeting. John hopes that all members will attend this special meeting. He said to come and share our many blessings of the past year. Be sure to RSVP to John before Nov. 14. This will be the last meeting this year.