Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day set for Feb. 7

The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, Feb. 7, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton campus at 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, Ga. 31793. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports and newest information available on peanut research projects funded by GPC in 2017. “The commission works to wisely invest peanut farmers’ dollars into research projects across Georgia in an effort to reduce production input costs and improve agronomic techniques,” says Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee chairman. “Although some of the findings are preliminary, the projects are exciting and many times new recommendations or observations are announced.” The GPC, on behalf of Georgia’s 3,400 peanut farmers, awarded $523,496 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2017. This effort funds 32 research projects from the University of Georgia and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. The Georgia Peanut Commission’s research programs primarily focus on peanut breeding for higher yield and improved quality; economics; conservation methods; irrigation and water management; pests, weed and disease management; and peanut allergy research. The agenda for the GPC Research Report Day is available online at All research reports will be available online following the GPC Research Report Day.

Open Building Night Set for WCPS

Worth County Primary School will be hosting an Open Building Night for the public to view the finished, literacy-focused walls, with top-notch artwork by Mr. Chris Rumble. WCPS is very grateful for the businesses that donated to this project and how the Striving Reader grant afforded the opportunity to promote literacy throughout the entire building for all of their students. The words and the drawings are superb, and WCPS would like all residents of Worth County/Sylvester to come tour the building to see the awesome work that has been done.  WCPS has been transformed into a very student friendly atmosphere that focuses on literacy. Literacy is very important, and students must have a strong foundation in this area.  Please set aside some time to come and tour the building with Principal Jared Worthy and staff on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, between 5pm and 7pm. All stakeholders are welcome.

Make plans now…

Make your plans now to attend the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance at Worth County Elementary School. It will be held on February 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The dance is for 5th-grade students and younger. Tickets will be $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. A picture CD will be available for $15.00. Stuffed animals, balloons candy, and ice cream will be available for purchase. More details will be posted soon. Purchase your tickets today at WCES, WCPS or the Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce.

Janya’s Journey

With it being Flu season and with the Flu going around massive this year, Janya’s mother, Linda, decided to fix Janya a care package. It included purse size items such as hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray and a low dose pack of Vitamin C. Janya was thrilled with her care package and even had an idea to fix the same type of package for others. Janya feels like that everyone wants to stay well but items such as Janya had can be costly especially if you have more than one child so Janya thought if she could fix and donate to others it would help out those in need and help to stop the spread of the Flu. Janya stated that she knows that teachers try to have extra on hand but they can not purchase everything so she knew these items would come in handy in the class room as well. The group that Janya was wanting to help the most was the younger children. She chose that age because Janya has been hearing in the news of the younger ones passing away from the Flu and she wants to help to prevent that. She is devastated that people are losing their lives. Janya has started reading the Wall Street Journal when she is able to get it. She is interested in trying to see how this epidemic of the Flu happened this Flu season and why so many that took the shot has gotten the flu. Janya wants everyone to stay safe and away from the Flu. She encourages everyone to follow these steps from the CDC. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them, If you are sick with flu symptoms, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities, (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.), Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it, Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub, Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way and Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

~ Dates to Remember ~


6th ~ Progress Reports from Worth County Schools
7th ~ Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day in Tifton
7th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
7th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Away
8th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
9th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
9th ~ Muffins with Mom at WCMS
9th ~ WCMS Valentine Dance
10th ~ Daddy Daughter Dance at WCES (birth – 5th grade)
11th ~ Science Fair Regional Competition in Tifton – WCMS
12th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
12th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Away
13th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
13th ~ Leadership Worth Class
13th ~ Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends at WCPS
13th ~ WCPS Open Building Night 5pm-7pm
14th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
14th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
14th ~ Happy Valentines Day from The Martin News
14th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
15th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
15th ~ Reading/STEM Family Fun Night at WCPS
16th ~ “Paws for Books” Book Fair at WCPS
19th ~ City of Sylvester Council Meeting
19th ~ WCHS Intervention Day
19th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
20th ~ City of Warwick Council Meeting
21st ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
21st ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
22nd ~ Annual Chamber Dinner for Ashburn – Turner County Chamber of Commerce
23rd ~ Winter Break for Worth County Schools
26th ~ Read Across America Week Kicks Off
26th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home
26th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Read Across America Week
27th ~ National FFA Week
27th ~ Sylvester – Worth County Family Connections Meeting
28th ~ Read Across America Week
28th ~ National FFA Week
28th ~ Kiwanis Club Meeting in Sylvester
28th ~ WCMS Soccer Game Home

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