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Nancy McMath Young: Nov. 17, 2018

Coordinator updates Schley County Family Connection
Five Schley County Middle/High School eighth- grade students will receive a $2,500 scholarship per year for a total of five years toward a college or university education through the REACH Georgia Program. REACH stands for “Realizing Education Achievement Can Happen.”
REACH is the first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program in Georgia.
Students that will be receiving these scholarships are Faith Colbert, Jaxon Register, Johnathan “Tucker” Greene, Kensley Denney, and Ja’Myah Clayton.
The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Adult Education Program has a new facility in Macon County to meet the needs of the Mennonite community. The Mennonite Community has an excellent elementary school, but was in need of a facility for adult education. The Adult Education Program at SGTC covers a seven-county area.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports that there are currently not enough people to fill jobs in our area.
The Schley County Family Connection will not meet in December. — John Greene, coordinator, Schley County Family Connection

Rainbow Garden Club announces Yard of the Month
The Rainbow Garden Club has announced the winners of the November Yard of the Month: Burnette and Carol Streetman. The yard is so pretty with a lovely fall design in their front yard made up of hay bales and scare crows. Ride by and you will see it and the Rainbow Garden Club’s sign in the front yard.
Congratulations, Burnette and Carole.

Ellaville Methodist Women meet
The Ellaville United Methodist Women held their monthly meeting Nov. 8.
Barbara Usry, president, called the meeting to order, and the Rev. Haynes Martin opened with prayer.
Ann Gill gave the secretary’s report. The UMW was host to the Regional Library Board Nov. 15 in the Social Hall.
There will not be a meeting in December; the next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Social Hall.
Ann Gill gave the program and was hostess. She served cake, chips and dip, coffee, soft drinks, and water.
Following the business session and refreshments, the members went straight to fixing up boxes for Operation Christmas Child, in which they participate every year. There were 100 boxesfixed this year for children around the world.
Those that attended, in addition to those previously mentioned, were Donna Dillard, Barbara, Nancy McMath Young, Michelle Martin, Mary Ellen McCorkle, Sharon Wall, Judy McClellon, Nora Morrow, Judy Gattis, and Mary Lynn Ornelas.

Lighting of the Courthouse
The City of Ellaville hosts a special lighting ceremony of the Schley County Courthouse.
This event begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 and the lights in the City Park will be turned on as well.
This is the first time that the lights have been turned on since the renovation of the courthouse.
Bring your family and Thanksgiving guests for this special ceremony.