November 12, 2009 Issue


Go JCHS Warriors!

Principal applauds coaches, players

Dear Editor:

Four years ago, the Wrens Middle School Colts hosted the Super 10 League championship game. Ironically, the undefeated Coltsí opponent was their in-county rival, the Louisville Middle School Eagles. During the weeks prior to the game, both schools encouraged a spirit of unity and good natured competition.

The road leading to the Coltsí playing field on the day of the championship game was plastered with a myriad of signs that espoused our overall theme of the week: Colt + Eagle = Warrior. The leaders and most competitive players on both teams were eighth graders. Those eighth graders are now seniors at Jefferson County High School. They have proven through dedication, hard work and perseverance that Colt + Eagle, did in essence, = Warrior. Four years ago, they fought to defeat each other. Today, players from both teams are united in their epic gridiron battles against their opponents. Needless to say, their final season has been flawless.

I salute Coach J. B. Arnold and his staff for their hard work and untiring efforts in guiding the Warriors to a great season. Despite the coaches and critics in the stands and along the sidelines on Friday evenings, Coach Arnold and his staff persevered and never lost sight of their goal: to encourage the young men to perform their best, to give their best and to support each other both on and off the field. Did they sometimes falter? Yes, they did. They are kids. However, when they were called upon to deliver the best of their athleticism, they did. And they did it as a team.

Though I have heard in many forums that the Warriorís 10-0 record is attributed to luck, I remind those naysayers that a flawless season is not possible without great coaching and great athletes. I challenge every Jefferson Countian to be at Warrior Stadium on Friday evening as the undefeated Jefferson County Warriors take on the Tattnall County Warriors in the first round of State II-AA Playoffs. Win or lose, please let our student athletes and their coaches know that we support them and that we appreciate the hard work and the success that have defined their season.

Go JCHS Warriors!

Julia Wells, Principal
Wrens Middle School



Coaches thank supporters

Dear Editor:

We would like to say ďthank youĒ to the following for their time, monetary donations and support given to the Recreational Football team. We had a great year with a lot of learning experiences for the children. We must always remember that our children are our future and what they learn now will stay with them into adulthood. Thank you again to the parents, the Lions Club, Michell and Lisa Vaughn of Kackleberry Farm, Rev. Jimmy and Myrtice McCullough of McCullough & Sons Limousine Service, Mitchell McGraw of Davis-McGraw Furniture, Thigpen Printers and Ms. Jessica Holdeman.

Thank you,

Recreational Football Coaches
Kenneth Gibbons and
Demetrius Jenkins

Speirís Turnout is a success

Dear Editor:

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended or had a part in the 18th Speirís Turnout Festival in Bartow, on Oct. 24. The day began with rain and uncertainty and ended with sunshine and people having a good time, but it could not have been a success without all the hard work of the members of the Bartow Community Club members, some who were there from 6:30 a.m. until after 4:30 p.m. Thatís dedication!

We especially want to thank the merchants who contributed raffle prizes (we made sure everyone knew who donated them), the craft vendors who came out in the rain (some were first-timers), the food vendors who did such a good job of feeding us, and the people who came to look, buy, eat and enjoy the day and each other.

The Bartow Community Club works for the betterment of Bartow. At present we are promoting and working toward opening the museum at the old depot by the first of 2010. I do hope that everyone in Jefferson County will come see it after it opens. It will contain so much history about Bartow. We decorate the downtown park at Christmas and contribute to the tax base.

Another project is sponsoring the Schoohouse Players Theater which produces four plays a year. If you havenít seen one of the plays, you have missed a treat. We have the best entertainment in the county.

We also have a monthly covered dish supper meeting on the first Thursday night of each month (September through May) where we eat, visit and play bingo. You donít have to be a citizen of Bartow to join us. Everyone is invited.

Again, I want to thank everyone who participated in the Speirís Turnout Festival. We had another great year and look forward to many more.

Mary Sue Rachels
President Bartow Community Club

In search of those with special studies

Dear Editor:

I would like to ask if any of your readers know of anyone who has fellowship with those of the Messianic or Hebraic studies of the scriptures to please notify me. I am very interested in making contact with such a group or individual. I would truly appreciate any information on this matter.

I can be reached at this address: James Duvall, P.O. Box 13297 East Dublin, GA 31027 or call (478) 668-3410.

Thank you!


James Duvall
East Dublin


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