This Thursday October 3rd, Daniel Warren Program Chairman for October, brings Thad Wright, U.S. Census Bureau, Southeast Georgia, Field Division Officer, to speak about details of the upcoming U.S. Census, 2020. This Wednesday, October 2nd is a Veteran’s Forum at the City Auditorium, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring all papers you have to help them answer your questions.
Next week, Thursday, October 10, 12:30 p.m., Daniel Warren brings our 4-H spokesman to inform us of their activities underway and planned. (I want to thank Ken Carroll for taking meeting notes for me at several recent meetings. He does a very good job of being a journalist for me! Thanks, Ken for your work!)


Owen and Amanda Sammons announced their fund-raiser for their 501 (c) 3 organization to help companion animals in need, October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 single or $50 couple at the Railway Express Depot. Silent Auction with “play” money with gifts. BE THE SOLUTION & WAYCROSS FRIENDS OF ANIMALS IN NEED!


It was with much enthusiasm for Robbie Winn to introduce Cullee Brooke Peavey. Cullee is the daughter of Michael and Tanya Peavey.
Cullee is currently ranked 3rd out of 340 Ware County high School Seniors.
Cullee’s activities/honors at Ware County High School include:

  • BETA Club 10th, 11th, 12th
  • HOSA – 10th & 11th (treasurer)
  • HOSA – Currently serves as Co-President 12th
  • National Honor Society 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Waycross Bank & Trust Junior Board 12th
  • Varsity Softball 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • All A Honor Roll 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Georgia Certificate of Merit 11th
  • Junior Fellows Scholar from Presbyterian College 11th
  • CNA Certified (Certified Nursing Assistant) 11th
  • Waycross Lions Club Academic Honor Society 11th
  • Dual Enrollment – Academic Honors 11th, 12th
  • Class of 2019 Graduation Usher 11th Cullee has been involved in a number of community activities including:

Through HOSA, volunteered at numerous blood drives

  • Volunteered at local nursing homes
  • Volunteered Angel Tree Project helping families in need.
  • Volunteered for Salvation Army ringing the bell at Christmas
  • Worked at the Gala for Hospice House
  • Donated to numerous canned food drives
  • Donated toys to local daycare centers
  • Donated school supplies to help kids in need
  • Volunteered at Special Olympics

After graduation from Ware County High School, Cullee is not sure what school she will attend as of right now, but she plans to obtain a degree to become a PA. Congratulations Cullee, on your excellent high school honors and activities, achieved.


State Representative James Burchett briefed our club at last Thursday’s meeting about the status of the proposed U.S. 1 North rail overpass project, which he said is now in its “scoping phase” to determine the project’s land, engineering and cost requirements. He says he’s attempting to reduce the 18-month time frame to between 10/12 months, and he has scheduled a meeting between the community’s two local governments and the Ware County Board of Education with Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurray in Atlanta for October 14th.
This is Jack Williams, III last article for our club as our photographer. Waycross Journal Herald paper ended on September 30, 2019. (I will miss it!)
Other information by this editor, Representative Burchett is a member of the Budget and Transportation Committees. He is doing more PR in Valdosta to cover his legislative area of service. He said Governor Brian Kent is visiting South Georgia almost every week now requiring James to attend wherever it is located. South Georgia gets voting power by several counties voting in a block. Moultrie has a 4-year Medical School now, which gives our graduating students access to medical degrees and a future in medicine.
He said Buddy Carter has indicated he can fund our proposals if all plans can get done and ready! Sounds like it is coming!


Jimmy Brown, introduced Brigadier General Brinkenstaff for General Carden who could not appear last week. The Guard is a volunteer organization of citizen soldiers working here and around the world. It is a unique Federal agency with 98% federal and 2% state funding. They have two missions: military forces to fight if needed and local homeland forces to handle emergency management duties supporting local enforcement agencies.
There is one chief of staff Major Carden with overall coordination. Also, 1. Army National Guard with five brigades; 2. Air National Guard with 2,800 members; 3. General Oglethorpe State Defense National Guard in Savannah wing; and 4. one state only members with 650 employees; forty-eight are in the infantry in Afghanistan. There are members of the Guard in every county in Georgia. We are strong! There are several members serving in 9-10 other divisions all over the world. 1,400 served in the recent hurricane. Winter storms in the North involving “ice” is very dangerous to travel.
Members have to be 18-24-year-olds and make $200 for a weekend, two-day drill. He speculates that Georgia is more patriotic than other NG sites in the states and provides support to the whole Guard nationwide. (I think we should be proud of our state for it’s willingness to be an American for service!)

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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