This week, Carl James, brings former member Harlan Prove- aux, Deputy Director of Georgia Homeland Security agency to speak at our 12:30 p.m. luncheon. At 11:00 a.m., our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board will meet. Next at 11:30 a.m. our Exchange Board will conduct official business meeting. Robbie Winn
will introduce our February Youth of the Month winner at the luncheon, also.
Next week, our luncheon meeting is cancelled as we meet at 7:00 p.m. for our Annual Public Safety Banquet led by Carl James.


President Chris Tatum announced Richard Eulor has been ap- proved by our board as member. Dues now need to be paid to Treasurer Bill Deason.
Members verified names to be put on their name badges. The badge will be plastic with name, identity, attached to a device to hang from clothes.
Sign-up sheets were passed to members at our last luncheon for the Public Safety Banquet to be held next week Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with Carl James as chairman. Remember to inform absent members about the meeting honoring our brave law men and women. Also, remember to attend!
February 12th Fair Book Update meeting was attended by Fair committee chairmen. Changes were made to dates of submission for prizes and other events and classes of prizes.


Carl James, February Programs Chairman, introduced Dr. Lynn Barber, Director of Ware County Public Schools Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Program. Students discover the relevance of education in their work days in school and preparation needed to enter the work force and future education challenges and opportunities in their lives. The students receive academic and technical skills such as how to dress, speak proper English and other educational skills and experiences. The CTE programs teach students through courses, work-based learning, career and technical student organizations and dual concurrent enrollment which are essential for college and career success.
The top three skills and experiences they gain in CTE:

  1. Skills to help them get jobs in the future;
  2. Real World examples to help them understand academic classes and;
  3. The chance to work as a part of the TEAM.

Eighty-eight percent of CTE students continue on to post secondary education. Six in ten students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they are exploring in high school. Almost one third of CTE students have the opportunity to earn college credit and/or an industry certification through CTE.
Eighty percent of students taking college prep and CTE curriculum meet college goals compared to sixty-three percent who did not experience CTE.
CTE students report developing problem-solving, project completion, research, work-related, communication, time management and critical-thinking skills during high school!
CTE students earn more than those who major in academic fields, when they work in their field of study.
CTE education gives our students a chance to succeed in life! Thanks Carl for the program for our school children.


Carl James introduced Bert Deener, of the Georgia Fisheries Division with authority over thirty-four counties in the region. It
covers a five-to six county-wide strip along the eastern coast of Georgia from Florida to South Carolina line. Dan Harrison, fellow employee, flipped slides of the fish scenes for Mr. Deener. Georgia holds world-wide record for bass and chain pickeral. Shad population is high and stable. Commercial fisheries fair well in high water fishing of blue gill and red eye fish. The Altamaha is excellent for fishing and holds world record for blue gill and red eye fish.
Flathead catfish are big in the Altamaha River and get forty pounds in size. There are four fisheries in the North Georgia area. Crappie is good fishing now. Some get to ten pounds. The Divi- sion has placed 100 brush piles in the rivers for fish. Night fishing will start February 18 and February 19 and be open 365 days.
They started in 1996 to remove flatheads from the rivers and get them out. High water areas are good fishing along with flooded areas.
Seniors over 65 can get free license before June 30 when it goes to $7.00. Permits can be bought off of the internet. Fertilizer in ponds are best with 20+-20+-10 pondmaster.
Thanks Carl for the program. Very informative for fishermen!


Magnolia House raffle tickets are available for $100 each, only 300 selling. Money is for Victims of Sexual Violence, April 1st drawing. See Mary Fogle for tickets. Leukemia Non-profit Group has $10.00 tickets for Ray Strickland drawing. See Chris Tatum.


Sign up to interview (mock) WCHS Seniors March 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 287-2351 to confer as a business partner.

Unity for Service

Our Motto - Unity for Service
The motto was adopted in 1917.
Its originator, Charles Berkey,
said the motto was inspired
by the 133rd Psalm, which says
“Behold how good and pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity.”

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