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Nancy Young: 11-25-17

Wildcats Jingle Jog Run set for Dec. 1
The Schley County High School cross country and track teams are having a “ Wildcat Jingle Jog Fun Run.” There will be a 1-Mile Run and Walk at 6 p.m. and a 2-Mile Run at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in downtown Ellaville.
Registration forms are available at Schley County Middle-High School, Schley County Elementary School, Ellaville Floral Shop and Gill’s Drugs. Registration forms and entry fees can be turned into either school or turned by 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Registration Booth downtown.
All ages are welcome to participate. Awards will be presented in each group, and all children, 10 and under, will receive a medal.
The Wildcats Jingle Jog Run is a senior project fundraiser, organized and hosted by Schley County Senior cross country and track athletes.
For information call Gina H. Anthony at 229-937- 0550 .

Be part of Ellaville’s 2017 Christmas Parade
The City of Ellaville’s annual Christmas Parade starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in downtown Ellaville. The them is “Your Favorite Christmas Carol.”
All churches, clubs, organizations, schools, bands, antique cars, marching units, floats, individuals, horses and tractors are invited to participate.
There is no charge to enter. Pick up an entry form, with rules and regulations at City Hall. Entrance applications must be turned in by Dec. 8. The City will not accept any entries after this date.
Entries will be judged during the parade.
Santa Claud will be seeing the Children after the Parade.
For information call Lynne McChargue, City manager at 229-937-2207.

Schley County Family Connection meets
On Nov. 16, Schley County Family Connection met. The meeting was opened by Sharon Wall welcoming everyone. There were some new people and everyone introduced themselves.
John Greene, coordinator, brought in the Thanksgiving dinner. Wayne Morrow Sr. asked the blessing. The delicious dinner was prepared by John and his wife Lisa. They served turkey, dressing, peas, turnips, cranberry sauce and tea, and Nora Morrow made lemon squares, brownies and strawberry cookies.
Following the meal, Wayne Morrow played songs on his harmonica including two Christmas songs.
Brian Hall, principal, Schley County Elementary School, spoke about Schley County Elementary School being number one in the state for CCRPI scores. He praised the teachers, students, parents and staff. Todd West, principal, Schley County Middle-High School, praised the Schley County One Act Play for being number one in the state, and Patti Wurtz, their leader and teacher.
John Greene introduced Ginny Calhoun, a senior and president of the Schley County High School Student Council. She told about her plans to study medicine to become a neurosurgeon after she graduates in May. She has two main schools that she’s hoping to get into. She explained her love for medicine, and that her grandfather was the late Dr. Mack Calhoun, who practiced medicine in the local area.
Lillie Anne Winn of South Georgia Technical College announced that there would be a special event at the on Nov.  30, “To Light Up Your Future.”
The new GED teacher was announced and she is teaching in Ellaville in the mornings and Butler in the afternoon. Carlene Beckwith teaches at night.
Elaine Gillispie, Congressman Sanford Bishop’s representative, announced that she will be retiring this year.
Ginny Boiling, director of Webster County Family Connection,  was a visitor.
Wayne Morrow reported on Ellaville United Methodist Church and the Lions Club.
Linda Adams reported on the Schley County Community Foundation’s playground project which will be built in January on recreation department property on Meadow Drive.

Historical society appreciates support
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society thanks everyone who purchased desserts at the annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale. The event was a success and all proceeds go to help preserve history in Ellaville and Schley County.

Nancy Young lives in Ellaville.