Pets are a Very Special Part of the Family

Meet Samson! This is my Furry Love Nephew. He is the sweetest thing ever and doesn’t know he is a D-O-G. With it being National Pet Week, we want to wish every furry animal a great week. This picture was taken recently of Samson when he was treated for the day at 4 Paws Parlor in Sylvester. He LOVED it there. They were so wonderful to him but he was completely exhausted after his “day out” s he had to take him a power nap afterwards. Animals have so much love to give and bring so much happiness to a family. Be sure to give a little extra love this week and enjoy National Pet Week.

April 15th, 2016 is Purple Up Day!

April is recognized nationally as the Month of the Military Child. This is the time where we honor sacrifices of our military children and recognize the challenges of their lives. Georgia is home to the fifth largest state population of military and all of our counties have military children in them. During April, Purple Up Day is used as a day to honor our military children. WCPS will celebrate these children on April 15th, 2016. We are asking all of our students and staff to wear purple on that day in honor of our military students. The color purple is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force blue. This is our way to show support and thank our military children for their strength and sacrifices!

April 15th, 2016 is Purple Up Day!

April is recognized nationally as the Month of the Military Child. This is the time where we honor sacrifices of our military children and recognize the challenges of their lives. Georgia is home to the fifth largest state population of military and all of our counties have military children in them. During April, Purple Up Day is used as a day to honor our military children. WCPS will celebrate these children on April 15th, 2016. We are asking all of our students and staff to wear purple on that day in honor of our military students. The color purple is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force blue. This is our way to show support and thank our military children for their strength and sacrifices!

Little Free Libraries in Worth County

In an effort to place books in the hands of children and adults throughout Worth County, Margaret Jones Public Library will be placing Little Free Libraries in Poulan, Sylvester, Sumner, and Warwick. “Our hope is to spread the love of reading and book sharing to our community by placing Little Free Libraries in parks where families play together,” states Leigh Wiley, library director. The libraries operate on the motto of “take a book, leave a book.” It is simply a book exchange where anyone can pick up a book and bring back another book to share. The Sylvester Junior Woman’s Club has pledged to be stewards for the libraries by keeping them stocked with a variety of books for all age groups. Donations of books are welcomed and accepted at the library. This project was made possible by generous funding from Mitchell EMC’s Operation Round-Up Grant. Worth County artist Allison Tate Kilcrease is designing and painting each of the five libraries. The designs will be unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony for each one. The community is invited to attend Ribbon cutting ceremonies to open the libraries this month. The schedule is as follows: Jefford’s Park in Sylvester on April 19 at 1:30 pm, Warwick City Park on April 19 at 6:45 pm and Poulan City Park on April 26 at 6:15 pm. The Martin News is so excited about the Little Free Libraries that will be in Worth County. If you have any books that you would like to donate, please email us at info@themartinnews.com. The Martin News will be collecting books through May 31st and will deliver to the Margaret Jones Public Library for them to be able to disperse to the Libraries. My son, Larry, asked to be able to help with this project. He is a 6th Grade home school student and stated that he believes in helping others have the opportunity to read so if you have some books at homes that your children no longer read, please consider donating them. Thank you for all your help.

City Hall has Relocated

Please make note that the City Hall has relocated to the Train Depot. The address for the New City Hall is 102 South Main Street. The City hall’s number is still the same which is (229) 776-8505. Hours of Operation will remain from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Payments can also be made online at www.cityofsylvester.com.

Roberts Receives Grand Champion Market Wether Award

GFB President Gerald Long, far right, presents Worth County FFA member Chase Roberts with a belt buckle for winning the Grand Champion Market Wether Award at the 2015 State 4-H & FFA Market Goat held last October at the Georgia National Fair. Roberts also received a copy of the book “Once a Day Devotional for Teens,” by Kevin Johnson and a $1,500 cash award from GFB. Attending the event with Roberts were from left, grandparents Mike and Karen Roberts, brother Mason Roberts and his fiancé Haley Dupree, parents Mike and Anita Roberts and friend Taylor Layfield.

A Great Yard Sale Location

Want a prime location to have a yard sale? I know just the place for you. Southern Pick’n will be having an outdoor yard sale every Friday and Saturday beginning April 15th and 16th. You may use your own tables or rent theirs. The cost will be $5 if you use your table or $12 if you use theirs. If you are interested in saving your spot call Rick at (229)894-8500. Southern Pick’n is
located at 609 W. Franklin Street, Sylvester. Be sure to tell all of your friends! I am super excited. I will be there on Saturday to sell many things… Just remember one man’s junk is another man’s treasures!

WORTH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2016 PROM KING & PROM QUEEN

Congratulations to the 2016 Prom Court. You all do such an amazing job representing Worth County High School among your friends and teachers. Congratulations to Anfernee and Taylor as being named your 2016 Prom King and Queen. You both looked amazing! You both set examples of what great spirit and friendship means to everyone and we are very proud of you all. Everyone looked beautiful and handsome on Saturday night and all the seniors enjoyed their Senior Walk. A big thank you to all the staff that puts in endless hours in decorating and chaperoning the Prom. Without dedicated people like you all, Prom nor any other events would happened for the students in the Worth County Schools, so The Martin News wants you all to know that WE APPRECIATE YOU!

A Message from Worth County High School

Intervention Days during Spring Break

WCHS will be offering Intervention Days during Spring Holidays on Monday, March 28th, Tuesday, March 29th, and Wednesday, March 30th. The sessions will run from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at WCHS. During this time, students will be able to make up unexcused absences, make up missed assignments, work on credit recovery, and/or complete assignments designed by teachers to replace low grades. Students interested in attending should contact their teachers to request work and meet in the WCHS cafeteria at 8:00 am each day. Students must provide their own transportation and must follow the WCHS dress code. Contact the school should you have any questions.