Nancy M. Young: March 31, 2018

Published 4:03 pm Monday, April 2, 2018

Schley County Health board meets
The Schley County Health Board held its first quarterly meeting of 2018 recently at the Schley County Department of Family Children in the board room.
The meeting was called to order by the newly elected chair, Nancy McMath Young.
Dennis Jones lead a prayer and the chair welcomed the two new board members: Leah Ellis Clark, the new Ellaville mayor, and Sharon Watson.
Dr. Beverly Townsend, District director, gave her report.
Schley County Health Nurse Kristy Smith gave her report. Sge said that from July 1, 2017, until Feb.  28, 2018, had seen 756 patients who were receiving service and there were 316 return visits. She announced that the quarterly CHEART meeting will be in April. She attended a quarterly nurse managers’ meeting in Columbus and the nursess monthly meeting via conference call. She will have a booth at Springtime Ellaville.
The environmental health report was given by Joanne Strickland in the absence of Lincoln Mitchell.
The fiscal report was given by District administrator, Joanne Strickland.
All Schley County Health Board members were present: Adam Hathaway, Larry Wall, Karen Montgomery and those previously mentioned. The next meeting is June 6.

Springtime Ellaville coming up soon
Springtime Ellaville is a yearly event that grows each year. This year it is held on April 14 in downtown Ellaville.
To start off the big day will be the annual Fun Run and Walk which begins at 9 a.m. You must be registered by 8:30 in the City Park to participate. Entrance fee is $10.
There will be live entertainment all day, as well as children’s activities such as air castles to jump in to games for all ages.
Booths of all kinds will be set up and vendors will have most anything you want from food to anything for the home. If you are interested in a vendor booth, contact the Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to indicate on your application that you wish to have electricity if needed.
There will be a Tractor Show sponsored by SOWEGA Big Wheelers. Anyone interested in participating should contact Tony Underwood at 942-3024 or John Champion at 706-366-1247.
A Car Show will also be held, sponsored by Chad’s Paint & Body Shop. There is no entry free. Call Chad’s for more information  229-937- 2954.
Vendor application forms may be picked up at The Pizza Place or call Racheal Stephens at 229-815-1964.

Schley County Family Connection  meets
On March 22, the Schley County Family Connection held its monthly meeting at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion.
John Greene called the meeting to order and Stephen Woodson asked the blessing.
Karen Smith, teacher of special needs students, explained the Kool Kids Café. These students help prepare the meal that was served to the Family Connection. They have a kitchen in their classroom, where they are taught how to cook and how to buy groceries to prepare them for life.
The delicious meal was served, consisting of ham, green beans, potato salad, rolls, peach cobbler, chocolate pudding and iced tea.
These children received a grant from Flint Energies so they can do more things.
Ellaville Mayor Leah Ellis Clark gave an update on the city, and Chuck Sherwood, City Council member, gave a report on the city landfill.
Ashley Davis, Schley County Department of Family and Children Services, gave a report on child abuse cases. She reported that $87,000 in food stamps were issued in February.
John Shaw, manager of the Georgia Department of Labor, gave an update on jobs and announced that there will be a Job Fair soon.
Lily Ann Winn, Dean of Adult Education at South Georgia Technical College, announced that they are having twice a week night classes at no charge.
Brenda Welch of the Schley County Extension Service and the Schley 4-H’ers will be going to the North Georgia mountains for their camp this summer. She also announced that the 4-H’ers are selling Vidalia onions in 10-pound bags for $10. Contact Brenda to order the onions, proceeds of which help the 4-H’ers go to camp.
Linda Adams, Schley County Community Foundation, reported that the new playground is ready for any child to play on. It’s located at the Ellaville-Schley County Recreation Field.
Gary Moore with Senior Health Benefits gave a report on Social Security.
Stephen Woodson, truancy officer, gave a report.
Elaine Gillispie, Congressman Sanford Bishop’s representative, gave an update.
Nancy McMath Young of the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society reported on that organization and its activities.

Ellaville Methodist Church has Easter Bake Sale
The women of Ellaville United Methodist Church are having a Easter Bake Sale beginning at 9 a.m. this morning at the Piggly Wiggly.
All proceeds go to help the church with its upcoming 160-year  celebration to be held in October.