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Nancy McMath Young: Dec. 12, 2018

The Justices celebrated big Thanksgiving
Vicki Justice said she believes out of all the holidays. her favorite is Thanksgiving.
Vicki said her family has always made a point of having the entire family for the noon meal. She said that they were so blessed that as time has gone by, their family circle has gotten bigger. This year was no exception and the family began arriving on Wednesday as it is a family affair.
Over the four days many activities took place besides visiting, which included quail hunting, the movie “Monkey Joe’s,” Billy Lightner ‘s Country Offerings, which included how to make corn meal grits, old-fashioned popcorn, cracklings and cane syrup, and the lighting of the Courthouse and the Christmas Tree in the Park. Every day was filled with love and adventure.
The Thanksgiving dinner consisted of ham, turkey, dressing with gravy, turnips, peas, green beans, spaghetti squash casserole, cheesy corn casserole, deviled eggs, baked sweet potatoes, Strawberry Pretzel Salad, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Desserts included Sugar & Spice Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Butternut Cake, Cherry Cream Cheese Pie, Sweet Potato Pie. Egg Nog Pie, and Pound Cake.
The family members that attended were Joseph and Iris Menendez of Navarre, Fla.; Brian Justice, Jo Patterson, Jason and Dawn Justice and their daughters Liberty and Dixie Justice, all of Ellaville; Anna and Keith Sims of Columbus; Sergio and Mary Katherine Carrane of Fort Benning; Caleb and Rebecca Justice and their children Conner and Madelyn Justice; all of Macon; Joey Menendez and Adriana and Colton of Navarre, Fla.; Allison Collins of Andrew, South Carolina; Jerry and Gloria Braswell of Douglasville; Jacob and Charlotte Menendez of Hoschton; and the hosts, Wilbur and Vicki Justice.
This family looks forward to this special time every year.

Schley County Board of Health meets
On Nov. 28, the Schley County Board of Health held its quarterly meeting in the Conference Room of Schley County Department of Family and Children Services.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Nancy McMath Young, and Sharon Watson opened with prayer. Minutes were discussed and approved.
Dr. Beverly Townsend. District Director, gave her report.
Kristy Smith, Schley County Health Nurse gave her report. The environmental health was given.
The Financial Report was given by Berta Cox. The board re- elected Adam Hathaway as vice chairman.
Board members present, in addition to those previously mentioned, were Leah Clark and Karen Montgomery. JoAnne Strickland was also present from the District staff.
The next board meeting is March 20, 2019.

Annual Christmas Parade is Thursday
The Ellaville Christmas Parade is Thursday downtown, and everybody so excited. The theme this year is “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.”
The event starts at 6 p.m. after lining up at 5:30 p.m. at the Ellaville Police Department.
Make plans to bring your family and friends.
Santa Claus will be in town as well, seeing all the boys and girls.
So mark your calendar and put on your warm coats and come to town to see this big event that we look forward to each year.

Reminder from Ellaville/Schley Historical Society
The Ellaville/Schley County Historical Society reminds everyone that historical mugs on sale which will make great Christmas gifts. They are dish washer and microwave safe.
Stop by the Ellaville Floral Shop to see the mugs which bear a scene of Ellaville. When you buy your mugs you’re also are helping the historical society to preserve local history.
Call me for more information at 937-2116.

Nancy McMath Young lives in Americus.