Ellaville-Schley Historic Society plans special event
The Ellaville-Schley County Historical Society is planning a special History and Membership night at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Ellaville City Center.
The Historical Society asking everyone that has some history to bring it and share it with the public. These are some suggestions that you can bring with you: Old checks, wills, deeds, other documents, photos, books or anything else that you may have that may have come from an old business from here.
All history will be put on display for everyone interested who come and see this special display of the past that tells a lot of true stories.
Now if anyone wants to make a donation to the Historical Society such as the materials listed above, please make copies. We do not want the originals. If you do not want to donate anything to us but want to share your history the night of the event, please bring your history. We are hoping to have a museum some day and just look what you can add to the museum.
This will be membership night as well. There will be applications at the door or you can pick up one at Ellaville Floral Shop, Larry Wall’s office in the courthouse and at Gill Drugs.
Remember you will be making history when you join us to help preserve our history and landmarks. Please pass the word around to your family and friends and start making plans to attend.
I can't fill up all the tables with history so we need each of you to try to bring things and help us fill up tables for show and tell. Don't think what you have is not history; it is very important because it truly is history and it's important.
This is open to the public interested in history. Don't stay home because you don't have any history to bring. So invite your family and friends and plan to join us. Everyone is welcome from local to out of town. You'll be surprised what you might see.
For more information call Nancy McMath Young at 937-2116.
Schley Family Connection has update
The first meeting of 2013 Schley County Family Connection was held at noon Jan. 24 in the Ellis Building Conference room at the City Hall.
John Greene, coordinator of Schley County Family Connection, opened the meeting welcoming everyone. The Rev. Jesse Carson asked the blessing and lunch was served.
Different subjects were announced and discussed.
Rachael Oliver discussed early education programs and grants.
Gary Moore, a senior assistant who works with Medicare and people who are receiving Medicare (C&D), said that there are a lot of things that Medicare can do for you that clients of Medicare don't know about and it's free. A Medicare Bingo was discussed for seniors that are on Medicare and he can tell them what he can do to help them.
Elaine Gillispie, field representative for U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, updated everyone on receiving their benefit checks through the mail like your Social Security checks, veteran affairs checks, railroad checks, Department of Labor checks and more. As of March 1, these checks will not be sent to your mailing address any more; they must go directly to a direct deposit to your banking facility.
She also spoke on other Congressional subjects and she gave each one present a 2013 calendar from Bishop.
Tim Holt spoke on health care products for diabetic seniors. He works with diabetics to get shoes free. You must be a diabetic to receive his services.
John Greene and Jesse Carson both spoke on S.N.A.P. and USDA products. Applications are available from The Church International.
John gave a report on 2012, and what took place and how well things went.
Schley Health Department awarded grant
It was announced that the Schley County Health Department was awarded the Child Protective Safety Grant for the fifth year. This program has provided 425 free car seats for Medicaid-eligible children as well as car safety seat training for their parents in Schley County only.
Parents are taught how to use these seats correctly. They give out 80 or more seats a year. These are laws that these parents must follow.
This program is conducted by John Greene and he is in charge of these seats for children. For more information call John Greene at the Schley County Department of Family and Children Services.
A birthday celebration
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Mildred U. Dobbs was honored with a birthday dinner party at Ezell's in Columbus. Mildred celebrated her 81st birthday on the following Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The family in attendance at the dinner party were, the honoree, Eugene Usry, Bobby Lyn Usry, Nicolas Smith, Gail Smith, Dan and Brenda Todd, Jason and Haley Dobbs and baby son Coleman and Janet Perguson.
This family always gets together when they celebrate special events with one another.
Congratulations, local graduates of GSW
We all want to congratulate our local residents who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the fall commencement. These students received their degrees at the Commencement Ceremony held Dec. 8 in the Student Success Center.
The graduates are all from Ellaville.
Kimberly Sellars graduated with a masters degree in business administration. Ernestine Haynes received a bachelor of science degree in education in English. Brittany Burk graduated with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education. Kristina Aldridge graduated with a bachelor of science degree in middle grade education.
These four students graduated along with 387 other students who received their degrees on this special day.
There are 3,000 students that usually attend GSW. They have really increased their programs and offer so much more in professional programs like art, humanities, sciences, business computer education, English and nursing.
Georgia Southwestern State University is recognized now as one of the best colleges in the South. I can remember when the university was a two-year college. They didn't have a lot of the programs that they have today.
Congratulations to all four Ellaville graduates.
Ellaville-Schley Historic Society plans special event
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