Nancy M. Young: May 26, 2018

Published 2:13 pm Sunday, May 27, 2018

Council of Safety Chapter DAR holds officer installation
At noon May 8, the Council of Safety Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its monthly meeting in the Magnolia Room at Magnolia Manor in Americus.
Regent Nancy Hayes called the meeting to order, opening with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and recital of the DAR Ritual.
Three high school seniors were honored as scholarship recipients from the DAR Chapter. They won these by writing essays. Charlotte Schopen-Davis represented Americus-Sumter High School. Ginny Calhoun represented Schley County High School, and Lily Dickens represented Southland Academy.
Each student read their essay. They regent presented each with a booklet of the U.S. Constitution.
After the presentation, Nancy Gaston asked the blessing, and a salad plate was served with lemon pie, coffee or iced tea.
After lunch, the regent discussed some business and announced that the Council of Safety Chapter had received some certificates for participation in various activities.
Installation of officers were held, conducted by Nancy Gaston. New officers are Leila Case, Regent; Phyllis Tucker, Vice Regent; Beth Usry, Chaplain; Mary Ferguson, Recording Secretary; Gay Sheppard, Treasurer; and Carolyn Dowdey, Registrar.
All members were asked to rise and take the oath to stand by the newly elected officers.
Hostesses for the meeting were Nancy Gaston, chairman, Kaye Tye and Janice Pace.
The guest tables were covered with white linen tablecloths with a gold mat in the center and a lovely potted plant. These plants were given as door prizes. Those attending from Ellaville were Vicki and Liberty Justice and Nancy McMath Young.

Ellaville Methodist Women meet
At 7:30 p.m. May 10, the Ellaville United Methodist Women held their monthly meeting in the church social hall.
Barbara Usry, president, opened the meeting with and welcomed everyone.
Ann Gill gave the secretary’s report and Judy Gattis gave the treasurer’s report.
Business was discussed. Plans are being made for a Bake Sale and a Spaghetti Supper with a silent auction. All proceeds go to the upcoming celebration of the church’s 160th anniversary in October.
The meeting ended with Darlene Lewis, hostess, serving mixed chips, candy, brownies and drinks.
It was announced that the UMW will not meet again until August.
Those attending, in addition to those mentioned above, were Nora Morrow and Sharon Wall.

Ellaville Rainbow Garden Club announces Yard of the Month
The Ellaville Rainbow Garden Club has chosen the Yard of the Month for May — Herbert and Lentz Williams on Candy Cane Lane. There is a lovely bed of irises that stands out. The Yard of the Month sign was placed in the yard for special recognition.

Historical Society holds annual dinner party
The Ellaville/Schley County Historical Society held its annual dinner party and social hour on May 12 at the American Legion in Ellaville.
Nancy McMath Young, president, welcomed everyone. Sammy Lee asked the blessing. A delicious meal was served of pork tenderloin, broccoli casserole, potato casserole, tossed salad, rolls, cake, coffee and tea.
The guest tables were covered with white linen tablecloths with a lovely floral arrangement at the center. The serving tables were covered with black linen tablecloths. The meal was served buffet style.
After dinner, a short business meeting was held. The president introduced the new secretary, Susan DeVane, and the new treasurer, Sharon Watson. Everyone was asked to sign up on committees.
It was announced that the auction will be held Sept. 15. We are in needs of items to auction so please start looking to donate. You do not have to be a member to donate.
We also have two new members: Eva Clark and the Ellaville-Schley County Chamber of Commerce.
The president recognized board members that have served on since the organization was started eight years ago. Larry Dillard served as secretary. Kim Lawhorn served as vice president. Wilbur Justice has a board member, as did Larry Wall.
Along with these board members, others were recognized. John Greene has been a board member for two years and the auctioneer for eight.
A real special recognition went to Lettie Royal who volunteered to make the historical society quilts for the raffle. She’s made six lovely quilts. P.J. Wilson was recognized for making floats for all the parades, and posters, signs and banners.
Finally, a drawing was held for door prizes with the winners being Jason Holloway, Jody Dillard, Brian Barnhill and Vicki Justice.
There were 28 in attendance for this special occasion.

Schley County Retired Teachers donate to school libraries
The Schley County Retired Teachers organization donated $250 to each Schley County Schools Library for the purchase of new books for the Media Center.
They presented a resolution to each library and it reads as follows: “It’s our wish to honor the memory of our family members who have passed away this school year by making this special donation of $250 to the Schley County Elementary School and the Schley County Middle and High School libraries.”
Those being remembered are Patti Wurtz’s mother, Geraldine Dillard; Marilyn Guest’s mother, Jewel Reeves; and Marianne Phillips’ mother, Margaret Gooding.

Ellaville student receives top ABAC awards
Ginger Orton of Ellaville has received the top awards presented by the ABAC Alumni Association during the recent Spring Commencement Ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.
Ginger Orton, an agriculture communications major, was selected as the recipient of ABAC’s Alumni Association Award which goes to the top bachelor’s degree graduate participating in the ceremony.
During Ginger’s time at ABAC she served as vice president of the Student Government Association during the 2016-2017 academic year and as South Georgia president in 2017-2018.
In 2015-2016, she served as ICC representative of ABAC’s Young Farmers and in 2016-2017, she was president of the Young Farmers.
Ginger served as reporter/anchor for Stallions TV, and copy editor for the ABAC newspaper and president/COO for the “Pegasus” literary magazine.
Ginger was active in intramural sports, particularly softball. She is the daughter of Bob and Laura Orton of Ellaville.
Ginger was a Superior and Distinguished Honor Student, and received the James and Joyce Kirk Scholarship, the Carlton Smith Scholarship, and the Student Leadership Scholarship.
Her service-oriented activities as an ABAC student included volunteering at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Wire Grass Farmers Market, and participated in the Baton Rouge Flood Relief Trip.
She was involved in Student Hospitality for the Free Speech Conference and as a “carry the load leg captain.”
Ginger said that the professors in both the School of Agriculture and School of Arts and Sciences have inspired her to continue pursuing excellence in education. She will be spending the summer on a ranch in California and will apply to a graduate
program in agriculture communication to earn doctoral and become a professor.
State Sen.Tyler Harper, an ABAC graduate from the class of 2008, was speaker for graduation. There were 304 graduates.

Watsons attend goat sale and show
Eddie and Sharon Watson, with their Backyard Boers, attended the Color Connection Boer Goat Sale May 4-6 in Cookeville, Tennessee. There were two sales with approximately100 goats at each sale.
The Watsons enjoyed themselves being with friends.

McCorkles have returned from cruise, graduation
Dwight and Mary Ellen McCorkle have returned home after a two-week trip to Florida and a cruise to the southwestern Caribbean and to Charleston, South Carolina.
When they arrived in Florida they first visited their son Jonathan Sawicky and his family in Valrico, near Tampa. Then they went to Port Canaveral and boarded the Carnival Magic ship for their cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay Honduras, and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Dwight chose to lounge on deck all day while Mary Ellen visited Mayan ruins, Caye Caulker and toured Islade Roatan.
Upon disembarking in Cocoa, Florida, they drove directly to the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, for the graduation of their grandson, Neel Sawicky.
After playing tourist for a few days with Neel as a guide, they returned to Ellaville, and they plan to stay home most of the summer.