From the June 6, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:
PAYNE SAYS BOOK IS ‘ANSWER TO PRAYERS’
It took almost 10 years for Betty Oglesby Payne to ger her novel, Shine Annie published. Bust she says, “it was worth it. It’s an answer to my prayers”. Payne, a native of Emanuel County, is the daughter of Corine Oglesby of Summertown and the late Clinton Oglesby. She graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1972 and entered Fort Valley State University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She received her master’s in special education from Valdosta State University. She had been a teacher for 21 years and took some time off to promote her book.
Helen Schmid, RN, was honored at her retirement reception at Emanuel Medical Center. Mrs. Schmid worked at the hospital since 1964 and served as director of nursing from 1971-73. Among her co-workers who attended the reception were Sybil Patterson, RN, administrative director of nursing, and Ginger Hall, BSN, clinical director of nursing.