Sunday, February 28, 2010

RTCA State Champs

Robert Toombs Crusaders upset Arlington Christian 61-56 to win the GISA AA Boys State Championship in Milledgeville on Saturday evening.
 Will Johnson of Soperton  and Cameron Thomas each had 19 points in the victory. Justin Brinson of Soperton is another team member.
Follow the link for story and photos.
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Local Woman Seeks Mission Support

Tammy Ricks, daughter of Kenneth and Hazel Ricks, has become a part of Wycliffe Associates, as Site Volunteer Coordinator in India. The association supports Bible translation across the world.

Recently she has been working with others to foster a youth center in Dublin, while also holding a secular job.

Right now she is spreading the word about the venture so people will understand the mission.

"I need to get invited into churches to inform, open doors, and raise support," Ricks says. "I will be in India for at least two years. We have a goal to have all the remaining 180 languages-just in India alone- to be started if not complete by 2025. I am the Site Volunteer Coordinator for the new project that will involve missionaries, translators, students as well as volunteers from other organizations as well as our own associates."

She explains "The association supports Wycliffe Bible translators by assessing the needs and help meeting those needs--I began my time with them as a construction team volunteer.
My particular job in Asia will be to support the volunteers and coordinate their efforts so that their time in the field will be both meaningful and productive to the greatest capacity.
If you would like to support Bible translation and would like to help me help them--there is a ministry account set up Through Wycliffe Associates--my # is M10048--that is my ministry account number.
Wycliffe Bible Translators have been around for over a Hundred years-- Wycliffe Associates --since 1967."

Steve Martin, Asia/Pacific Area Recruiter, has offered the following letter of introduction:

11450 Translation Way
P.O. Box 620143
Orlando, FL 32862
February 20, 2010

It is my pleasure to introduce Tammy Ricks, who will be serving in India, taking a critical assignment in support of Bible translation for Wycliffe Associates. Recently, while serving as a volunteer for Wycliffe Associates in the states of Georgia and Florida, her enthusiastic spirit brought praise from both colleagues and supervisors. Her sincere heart and genuine motivation have made her our choice for the position of Site Volunteer Coordinator (SVC) for India. Our Asia Area Director is very pleased to have Tammy on the team.
Tammy’s assignment will be to serve as the primary liaison between Wycliffe Associates and SIL. She will work closely with the SIL management team helping to assess where the greatest translation support role needs are. Her duties will include ongoing communication with the recruiting team in Orlando and assistance with member care responsibilities for volunteers and staff to secure a positive missions experience and meet their housing, transportation, and other logistical needs. She will work closely with other key Wycliffe Associates personnel assigned to the region and provide assessment, evaluation, and recommendations to the Area Director for the continued growth and increased effectiveness of the volunteer and support staff program.
We have seen God’s hand at work in Tammy’s life and are grateful to Him for leading her to the Wycliffe Associates family. Your support through prayer, encouraging words, and financial commitment will help to advance 180 Bible translation projects in India and reach the greatest number of people still waiting to hear God’s Word in the language of their hearts.

Until all have heard,
Steve Martin
Asia/Pacific Area Recruiter

Tammy Ricks' resume and other information is available to friends on her Facebook profile. You are invited to post comments, copy, or email this post to support her ministry.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Adrian Cafe Expands

More and more Treutlen Countians are enjoying the nearby Farm House Cafe in Adrian, especially since it has expanded from 60 seats to over 100. They cut doors into the adjoining building and added tables and chairs.
For lunch there is a country buffet at $8 plus a menu of  Hamburgers and a variety of Sandwiches, including Club, BLT, Philly, Ribeye, Hoagie, Chicken. Lunch hours are 11 am - 2 pm. 
The restaurant is open for Dinner, Wednesday through Saturday, from 5 pm to 9 pm.
There's a Weekend Dinner Menu, Friday and Saturday Nights. There are selections from Steaks to Seafood. Steaks range from Hamburger Steak to Ribeye 8.95-15.95.
Seafood variety includes: Shrimp, Oyster, Catfish, Mullet, 9.95 Platter 15.95.

Farm House Cafe is known for its homemade desserts.
The Sunday Lunch Buffet is quite popular, too.
Location: US 80 (103 Nora Blvd.) just west of the redlight toward Dublin. Telephone 478-668-3775.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Annual Ride To Benefit Kason Palmer

The 4th annual Jody Driggers Memorial Ride donations will benefit Kason Palmer this year. 
See poster for more information.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kasey Rae Wants You!

Kasey Rae is willing to start a group to help abandoned animals. You will find Kasey Rae on Facebook.

The following is from the TREUTLEN E-NEWS Facebook page:

Kasey Rae Hey Marlee, I love your blog. It keeps me up-to-date even though I still live here. I think that on your blog Treutlen E-News, you should also have a section on how to make Treutlen a better place to live as well as what is already great about our community. You should include a section about people who want to help treutlen. For example, what do you think people who are visiting Treutlen county think when they see abandoned animals at the dumpster? Animals are as part of our community as well as people. I recently had a family member visit from another state, and that is exactly what he saw....Animals abandoned in the dead of winter. He was disgusted at how someone could do that. As am I. Your site is helping everyone to see the good in Treutlen, now lets both help make treutlen even better....
February 11 at 11:18am · Comment · Like · Report

TREUTLEN E-NEWS Kasey Rae, you have jumped on a bad problem that has been here a long time. Soperton has a program to pick up homeless animals, but it needs to be extended through the whole county. It costs a lot to neuter pets, but more of it needs to be done. There are many animal lovers in Treutlen County who are trying to solve the problems as individuals. Maybe we need to group together.
With your permission I will post your comment on TREUTLEN E-NEWS later this week.
February 16 at 3:02pm ·
Kasey Rae I would be glad for you to post my comment on Treutlen E-News! And yes we need a better program for homeless animals. I have many times taken money out of my pocket to spay/neuter animals. You would be surprised how willing vets are to work with you. I would be very willing to start a group.
February 16 at 7:47pm via Email Reply · · Report

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Comments From Our Facebook Page

Once we learned about Facebook last year, we realized it had potential to foster the goals of the TREUTLEN E-NEWS: Bringing people together with a common purpose, that being Treutlen County!

We encourage all internet users to join Facebook.  We encourage Facebook users to become fans of TREUTLEN E-NEWS.  At first Marlee had a solitary job making posts, but recently others are commenting on what Marlee is doing and saying.

Here are a few comments, without the names:

 that is awesome! Glad you are enjoying the snow Marlee! : )

This is a really good picture.

Hey Marlee, I love your blog. It keeps me up-to-date even though I still live here. I think that on your blog Treutlen E-News, you should also have a section on how to make Treutlen a better place to live as well as what is already great about our community. You should include a section about people who want to help tr...

Hey Marlee, I'll have to stop by and visit on my next trip to Tarrytown.

I don't know where any of those places are but I'm sure my dad does.

 I sure enjoy reading/looking at Treutlen ENew blogspot... helps me find a lil' piece of home and what's happening there! Thanks for all you do Marlee!

Marlee says thanks. E-NEWS is growing in readership, thanks to people like you. We miss a lot, and we are urging fans to let us know when news is happening and send in photos. In time we hope to do better.

 Just moved back to Soperton this week!...Smith's Fried Chicken is gone! What! No Harrell's IGA! Where did Reggie's sandwich shop go? where do I eat now?

 Myra Henry was the last owner at the Smiths location; she went back to the Parkerville location with her sisters. She died of breast cancer. IGA closed after Mr. Shaw of Alamo was owner for a while; he over-extended financially. Reggie and Barbara had good business and they got tired. Reggie is Mayor. The Willow Run near the gazebo downtown is good. Some people drive to Adrian for the buffet.

 Marlee i love your last name. You must be kin to my ricky. I know you are. Glad to see you on here.

Click on the red "Comments" at the bottom of each post. A box will open on which you may type in your words. Type in the funny word. Choose how you want to be identified or choose anonymous if you like. (All comments are moderated)

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Will Meet March 7

Connie Sumner, Clerk of Court, will speak to the Treutlen County Historical Society at its Spring Meeting. Make plans now to attend at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at the County Library. This will be the first Sunday of the month.
The museum is usually open on the second Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. Anyone who wants to be a Museum Guild volunteer should contact Curator Barbara Simons. The guild is interested in donations of artifacts, memorabilia and financial support.
Society members and prospective members are reminded that 2010 dues are payable to Treasurer Juanita Youmans, P. O. Box 235, Soperton, GA 30457. Annual dues are still only $20 for family or individual.
Announced by Society President Larry R. Braddy

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It's Not Too Late for Snow Pictures

I know, I news or pictures are late!!!!  But here they are anyhow!!!

#1 Our A-N-I-M-U-L-E got snowed on!!!!! 

#2 Soperton Ice Plant Antiques & Collectibles Storefront from snow covered Railroad tracks.

#3 Soperton Ice Plant Antiques & Collectibles straight on shot from Railroad tracks.

#4 Soperton Ice Plant Antiques & Collectibles back of store shot with Hay rake.

#5 Soperton Ice Plant Antiques & Collectibles' 1948 State Patrol Car parked on hill in front of our shop!  We don't think it has been driven in snow!!  But it was this day,....Saturday, February 13th, 2010.

No, Jodi, it's not too late! -- 
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Signs Today 02/20/10

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Willow Run Thriving Downtown

John Lee picking out a cookie with Manager Donna Ware and Waitress Haley Burns attending.
Cooks Kim Posey and Stephanie Sitz in the clean, tidy kitchen. Other personnel are Owner Nikki Jones and Waitess Renee Hester.
Framed stock certificate for Southeastern Oil, one of the oldest local corporations.

The Willow Run Cafe at 4100 Railroad Avenue (near the gazebo) is showing a growing business, and all the street comments are complimentary.

Hours are Monday - Saturday, 7 am - 2 pm, or appointment for private parties.

Lunch menu includes a variety of sandwiches and salads plus the soup of the day.

Desserts from brownies to cheesecake are available and sometime fried apple tarts.

Breakfasts have usual grits, eggs, and breakfast meats, but the muffins and bagels are very popular.

Cookies welcome guests on the front desk as they enter the door, and as they check out to go their ways.

Hot and cold drinks are available at very reasonable prices.

With 24-hour notice, whole pies and cakes, may be ordered.

Willow Run is in the historic Southeastern Oil Company building, office of the late Bill Peterson, who bequeathed it to John Lee.

Email address is

Visit Willow Run on Facebook.

Phone: 912-529-5753

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow Pictures - MARLEE

Where is that cat?

Hey everybody! It's me, Marlee, Chief Advisor for the TREUTLEN E-NEWS.  I like to work behind the scenes, but there are important moments in history --- LIKE THE BIG SNOW --- when we must drop everything, put work aside and PLAY!
Everybody with a camera was taking pictures,  and some of my best friends shared theirs with the E-NEWS audience. So we're now sharing some of our family photos of the snow.
I was so excited it was the day after that I could slow down enough for a picture of my snow-jumping. The K-Girl (aka the Little Master) was in a fantasy land. (It was the first snow for both of us. K-Girl and her Mommy had to hold be still that first evening. K-Girl's Baba pitched hard balls of snow at the photographer. I settled on the style of front paws and back paws up to get through the 3.5 inches of snow. Early Saturday morning, the K-Girl carried on with a softer and gentler snowball fight with the Mum Mum, also referred to as "the toy". My friend Abby (Chocolate Lab) curled up in a pile of leaves and slept through the whole. I've learned not mess with the big older kitties, but those others are fair game, and snow day was open season.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Pictures - RICKS

Bill Ricks made these snapshots Saturday morning. He recorded 1.5 inches of snow in his front yard.

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