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Nancy M. Young: Jan. 27, 2018

Two Schley High students recognized by Georgia Tech
On Jan. 12, two Schley County High School seniors were recognized by the Georgia Institute of Technology. They are
Ginny Calhoun and Christian Arnett.
The students were hand delivered Georgia Tech acceptance letters.
Starting the ceremony, Todd West, principal, introduced the Georgia Tech representatives who came to deliver the letters. They were Chad Bryant, senior assistance director, Undergraduate Admissions, and Will Taylor, graphic designer, Official Title Enrollment Service.
Bryant spoke to the group assembled in the school’s library, telling them that the University is connecting with rural Georgia communities. He said that Georgia Tech were really impressed with the applications from both the local students. Hw said that these students have the qualities that the University is looking for in their new students.
Ginny Calhoun was offered admission with a major in biomedical engineering, and Christian Arnett was offered admission with a major of electrical engineering.
Also attending the ceremony were Schley County Schools Superintendent Adam Hathaway, the entire senior class, Duane Montgomery, Clifton Aldridge and the families of the two students.
After the ceremony refreshments were served. A table was placed in the library from which a Georgia Tech cake decorated with the colors yellow and black and the logo was served, along with nuts, and lemonade was served from a crystal punch bowl.
This was the first time that a university has ever been to Schley County High for such a special recognition.
The community is very proud of these students.

Ellaville Methodist Church’s Wesleyan Circle meets
The Ellaville United Methodist Church Wesleyan Circle met on Jan. 8 in the Social Hall of the church.
President Sharon Wall called the meeting to order with the Secretary Ann Gill and Treasurer Mary Ellen McCorkle both giving their reports.
After the business session, the program was given by Mary Ellen McCorkle, titled “Invite a Friend.”
After the meeting Nora Morrow, hostess, served a delicious dessert and coffee.
The Wesleyan Circle is still selling large bottles of special flavoring (Regular Vanilla, Clear Vanilla and Lemon Flavoring) and Danny Duzzits, which are like steel wool, at $4 each.
The Circle also has a cutlery catalog offering all kinds of knives and much more.
This has been the Circle’s fundraiser for years. If you would like to make a purchase, call Mary Ellen McCorkle 703-232-6259 or Sharon Wall at 937-2037 or any other member.

GED classes being offered in Ellaville
South Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education Program reminds the public that GED classes are offered in Ellaville on a regular basis. These classes are being held at the Ellaville City Center next door to the City Hall. Classes are held from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Night Classes are held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
For information call 937-2025. There is no charge for the classes.

CDC issues special Flu Guide for parents
The U.S. Department of Health Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention informs all parents on how to prevent your child from having flu.
Flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses. Flu viruses result in many hospital admissions and some deaths in the United States yearly.
Flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year, about 20,000 children younger than 5 years of age are hospitalized with complications like pneumonia. Flu is very serious for children who have certain long-term health conditions like asthma, neuro-development conditions, chronic lung disease. heart and blood disorders, endocrine disorders like diabetes, kidney and liver disorders. Children with these conditions who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy can become severely ill from the flu.
How can you protect your child from the flu? The first and most important thing you can do is to get a flu vaccine for yourself and your child. Vaccination is recommended for everyone, 6 months and older. It’s especially important that young children and children with long-term health conditions get vaccinated. Caregivers of children with health conditions or of children younger than 6 months of age should get vaccinated. Babies younger than 6 months are too young to be vaccinated.
Another way to protect babies is to vaccinate pregnant women. Researchers show that flu vaccine gives some protection to the baby while the woman is pregnant and several months after the birth.
Teach your older children how not to get flu. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use your upper sleeve, not your hands. Clean your hands with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
For more information go to the Schley County Health Department and speak to Kristy, or call her at 937-2208.