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Nancy M. Young: Oct. 20, 2018

Ellaville Methodist Church Wesleyan Group meets
The Ellaville United Methodist Church Wesleyan Group held its monthly meeting on Oct. 8.
Sharon Wall, president, called the meeting to order, and Nora Morrow opened with prayer. Secretary Ann Gill gave a report and Treasurer Mary Ellen McCorkle gave her report.
All the special activities that will be taking place this month at the church were discussed.
The group of women is selling cutlery products for the kitchen such as paring knives, vegetable peelers, steak knives, flavorings, gifts, cook books, mixes, dips, soups. and much more. If anyone would like to see a catalog, contact
Mary Ellen McCorkle or Ann Gill or any other group member.
These items make real nice Christmas gifts.
Those attending, in addition to those listed above, are Carlynn Kirby, Elaine Barwick, Nora Morrow, Nancy McMath Young, and Judy Gattis. The new pastor, Haynes Martin, visited the group for a few minutes.
Lovely refreshments were served after the meeting.

Special thank you Ellaville, Schley County employees
I personally want to thank all the Ellaville and Schley County employees who worked all Wednesday night when Hurricance Michael came through, as well as after: the Electrical Department, Water Department, EMS, Fire Department, and the extra police officers and sheriff’s deputies that all came to be here in times of need.
Thank you also to City Manager Lynn McChargue and County Manager Bill Sawyer.

Ellaville Methodist Church celebrates 160th anniversary
On Sunday, Oct. 14, Ellaville United Methodist Church celebrated its160th anniversary.
Starting the special day as guests and members arrived were light refreshments of donuts and coffee during the Sunday School hour.
The worship service began at 11 a.m. with Nora Morrow reading scripture. The call to worship was opened with the choir, and the Rev. Haynes Martin welcomed everyone and made some announcements.
Special music was presented by Wayne Morrow Sr., playing harmonica, Barbara Usry singing with choir. and Maci Lawhorn singing a solo. Choir Director is Mary Nan Pilcher and Judy McClellon is pianist.
Guest pastor was District Superintendent, Dr. Buddy Cooper, whose sermon was titled “160 Years is a Moment in Eternity.” The church pastor gave the benediction, and invited everyone to the dinner at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion.
Three other pastors attended: thr Rev. Tom and Dianne Davis, the Rev. Lowell Layman, and the Rev. Bill Dupree.
As guess entered the Legion, Alan Schultz played bass clarinet with special music. Guest tables were covered with white linen table cloths with fall-colored center pieces.
The catered meal consisted of ham, baked chicken, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peas, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, banana pudding, cake and tea.
Thanks to Ann Gill and Mary Ellen McCorkle for doing such a great job getting everything organized for this special celebration.
Around 100 or more attended.