Nancy M. Young: Feb. 16, 2019

Published 11:10 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Schley County Family Connection Collaborative meets
The Schley County Family Connection Collaborative held its monthly meeting Jan. 24 at the Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191 American Legion.
John Greene, coordinator, called the meeting to order, and Michael Johnson offered a prayer.
Those present were served a delicious lunch after which was a brief annual planning session.
Adam Hathaway, Schley County Schools superintendent, started the meeting by thanking everyone and how much he and his family have enjoyed living here. He will be leaving for Tift County to become the new superintendent, and will take his new position March 1. Brian Hall, Schley County Elementary principal, has been named interim superintendent after Hathaway leaves.
Todd West, Schley County Middle-High School principal, announced that 84 percent of the senior students are ready for college now, and that colleges and universities been coming to recruit football players.
Addison Lamb, Schley County High School Council, reported on the eligibility of students who are college ready.
Michael Johnson, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, spoke along with John Greene on the planning session and things that would be done and have been done.
Kathy Detamore, interim director of Schley County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) spoke on food stamps. She also reported that there are only 10 foster homes in Schley County.
Linda Adams with the Schley Foundation announced that an art contest will be held in which artists are asked to draw a historical image on a banner. The Foundation Art Contest winner will receive a generous cash prize. Everyone is invited to enter and winners will be announced on April 20 at Springtime Ellaville.
Elaine Gillispie, representative for Congressman Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, gave the congressional update.
Gary Moore with Social Security and Senior Health Benefits gave a report.
Jamie Hurst, representative for Sen. Sonny Perdue, R-Georgia, said that he’s upset about the partial federal government shutdown.
Nancy McMath Young, chair of the Schley County Health board, announced the latest new strain of flu. She cautioned everyone to wash their hands, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze. This flu is to be bad and the vaccines won’t work on it because it’s a different strain. Take your flu shot anyway. All babies from six months of age need the flu vaccine. The CDC recommends the shot.
Nancy Young, representing the Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society, reported the group is planning to update the history book, and is asking everyone for information on their family lineage. Call her for more information.
John Shaw with the Georgia Department of Labor, said that there are 16,000 federal workers without jobs due to the partial shut down. There are other jobs open and he said to come by the Labor Department and check.
Jim Outlaw with the Georgia Department of Labor spoke about helping veterans and urged employers to keep these special people in mind because they need jobs as well.
The next meeting will be on Feb. 28.

Ellaville Methodist Weslyan group holds meeting
On Feb. 4, the Ellaville United Methodist Church Weslyan group held its monthly meeting in the church social hall.
President Sharon Wall called the meeting to order and Ann Gill opened with prayer. Ann Gill gave the secretary’s report. Business was discussed about bridal showers and a baby shower coming up soon, as well as other upcoming activities.
The program was given by Nora Morrow, entitled “My Quilt.” Hostess for the meeting was Ann Gill. She served a delicious blueberry dessert, chips with homemade dip, nuts, soft drinks, coffee, and water.
In addition to those already mentioned, those attending were Barbara Usry, Brenda Phillips, and Nancy McMath Young.

Ellaville Methodist Choir sings at Perfect Care
On Feb. 7, the Ellaville United Methodist Church Choir visited Perfect Care in Americus and sang for the residents. They enjoy this every month.
Wayne Morrow played several songs on his harmonica. Valentine Cards were given to all residents that attended.
Those that attended were the Rev. Haynes and Michelle Martin, Wayne and Nora Morrow, Judy McClellan, Olivia Mallichek, Darlene Lewis, Sharon Wall, and Choir Director Mary Nan Pilcher.

Schley 4-H’er competes in 2019 Winter Classic
Schley County 4-H’er Blake Churchwell has just competed in the 2019 Carroll County Winter Classic with his steer “Diesel,” taking the Champion Steer title and winning a belt buckle and a Blue Ribbon. Congratulations to Blake and Diesel.
For information about joining Schley County 4-H. contact Brenda Welch at the Schley County Extension Office in the courthouse or call 229-937-1180.

Kendall Hollomon honored with bridal shower
At 3 p.m. Feb. 10, the women of Ellaville United Methodist Church honored Kendall Hollomon with a lovely bridal shower in the church social hall.
All the tables were covered in white linen table cloths. There were two large gift tables and two large serving tables along with a large, round table from which cake and punch were served. A large round table was placed at the entrance so guests could sign the register as they entered. A yellow floral arrangement graced the center of the serving table and a smaller version on the registration table.
The bride-elect opened some gifts that had not been displayed.
Delicious finger foods were served. About 40 attended the event.
Kendall Hollomon is engaged to James Morrow, and they plan to make their home in Ellaville.

Nancy McMath Young lives in Ellaville.