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Nancy M. Young: Dec. 20, 2017

Wilbur Justice family hosts Thanksgiving
Wilbur and Vicki Justice hosted Thanksgiving at their home for her family.
This was a special year for their nephew Joey Menendez and his family. Joey has been in South Korea for three years serving in the Air Force. This is the first time in three years that he has been home to celebrate a holiday with his whole family.
Those that attended were Adriana and Colton Menendez and Joey’s parents Joe and Iris Menendez of Navarre, Florida; Jacob and Christina Menendez of Hoschton; Caleb, Rebecca, Conner and Madelyn Justice of Macon; Keith and Anna Justice and Mary Katherine Justice and Sergio Carraro of Columbus; Jason , Dawn, Liberty and Dixie Justice of Ellaville.
The children especially enjoyed their visit hunting and fishing, and most of all, seeing Billy Lightner make syrup. They saw peanuts being harvested, corn being made into grits and corn meal ground for corn bread. They sampled boiled peanuts and chewed sugar cane,

Dwight and Mary Ellen McCorkle have enjoyable November
From Nov. 5-8, Dwight and Mary Ellen McCorkle visited his sister, Martha McCorkle at her home in Dalton. Her home borders the National Forest. Mary Ellen said they got to see all the fall foliage at its best.
On Nov. 15, Mary Ellen met her cousin, Noreen Treese Auber, at the Four Queens Hotel on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada, for four days of rest and relaxation.
Besides the inevitable Fremont Street experience, they visited the Minus 5 Experience, a bar completely made of ice, and the Mob Museum, a popular attraction in Las Vegas.
On Nov. 21, Dwight and Mary Ellen drove to Savannah and boarded an Amtrak train to Washington, D.C. They spent the Thanksgiving holidays with their daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Nick  Snyder and their two granddaughters, Harper and Nellie, in their home in Silver Springs, Maryland.
They visited the antique district and a farmers’ market. They returned home on Nov. 28.

Schley County High seniors host Jingle Jog
On Dec.1, the Schley County High seniors hosted a special event — a cross country and track race.
Austin Anthony, senior, was the race creator and director for the Jingle Jog fundraiser project. The money that was raised was donated to the Schley County High School cross country and track teams.
The winners for the one-mile run were Overall Male, Nick White and the Overall Female, Mary Thomas Smith. Winners for the two-mile race were: ages 11-13, Griffin Toms; ages 14-19, David Williams; ages 40-49. Mindy Morris; and ages 50-59, Keith Pinckard. The 2-mile Overall Male winner was Dustin Howard, and Overall Female winner was Sue Hite.
Austin thanks all the sponsors: The Pizza Place, The People’s Bank, Gill’s Drugs, Piggly Wiggly, 153 Cabinets, and Global Graphics. He also thanks Jeff Gordy of Arnold’s Bike Shop in Columbus and for all the guidance.

NYU Hope 4 Ville to host Toys for Tots in Ellaville
This is the first time Toys for Tots will be helped by NYU Hope 4 Ville in Ellaville. Donation Boxes are located at Gill’s Drugs, Main Street Grill, and Georgia Farm Bureau.
Funds would be appreciated and you can make a donation by calling 229-942-7620 or 229-938-3152.
We want to make sure that all children will receive a Christmas toy this Christmas. Tina Swanson said if you know of any child in need of a gift, please let her know.