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By The Staff

Football physicals for East Gadsden High School will take place Aug. 1 at the school gym. Seniors should report at 12:45 p.m., juniors at 1:30, sophomores at 2:15 and freshmen at 3 p.m. There is a $6 charge. Form covering medical history and bearing parent signature must be filled out prior to physical. All players must have a physical prior to first practice, Aug. 10.

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The Gadsden County Humane Society will hold a garage sale fundraiser Aug. 1.  All proceeds will directly benefit homeless animals in Gadsden County. Donations of clothes, furniture, books and knick-knacks are needed. GCHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donation receipts are available.  E-mail gadsdenhumane@bellsouth.net or leave a message at 539-0505 to arrange drop-off or pick-up of your items.

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The Bottom Dollar Boy$ will be returning to the Leaf Theatre in Quincy for a “Midsummer Night’s Bluegrass Dream” concert Aug. 1.  The show starts at 8 p.m. The Boys will be bringing along some friends and surprises including their special guest champion fiddler, Henry Rutland. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door before the concert or online at www.qmtonline.com.   

The Leaf Theatre is in Quincy’s historic district, one block north of Jefferson (Hwy 90) at the corner of Duval and Washington, just 20 minutes from Tallahassee.  Call 850-875-9444 for more information.

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The Gadsden County Health Department wil hold back to school “clinics” for immunizations and school physicals Aug. 8 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. An immunization clinic is held each Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Immunizations are free for all children up to 18 years old. Kindergarteners and seventh graders re required to have certain shots for school entry. School physicals are available at a cost of $45. Parents are asked to bring a complete shot record for each child. If you are not sure which shots your child needs, check with your child’s doctor. For more information, call 875-7200.  

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The Robertsville/St. John Community annual back to school activity will be held Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. There will be free games, food and school supplies. Call 627-3222 or 627-9741 for more information.

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The Gadsden County Medicine Chest is in need of health care items such as beds, bedside tables, over-bed tables, bedside chairs, bedside commodes, walkers, canes and crutches. The items will be refurbished and given to those in need of them, with the understanding that the items will be returned when no longer needed. Volunteers are also needed for refurbishing items, as well as corporate and individual sponsors. For more information on this project or to donate items, call Reffner at 627-6795. In Chattahoochee, those with needs or wishing to donate can call Jackson at 567-2004; in Quincy, call Riley at 627-7242.

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Gadsden Leadership and Law Academy will offer three programs to all high school seniors.  The traditional correctional basic training program trains students to become certified correctional officers and requires 592 hours of study.  In 2007-8, the academy added two additional programs including public safety telecommunications ddispatch (911 operator training) and armed and unarmed private security officer ttraining, requiring 232 hours and 80 hours of study, respectively.  Each graduate of the corrections programs earns 28 college credits, a three-year scholarship to Tallahassee Community Colege and, after successfully completing the state of Florida correctional officer examination, will be eligible to earn a starting salary between $32,000 to $34,000 per year.  For further information, call Tinika McNeil, East Gadsden High School Academy coordinator, at 539-5882, ext. 1127 or Kimblin E. NeSmith at 545-5597.

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The Gadsden County Democrats executive committee meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall.

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Gadsden NAACP Branch No. 5149 meets monthly on the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at Union Hall,14 W. Jefferson St. Members are encouraged to attend.  Visitors are welcome to attend and join.  Contact Sam Palmer at 850 627-2673 for more information.

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A caregivers meeting is held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Quincy library. For more information, call Mike Miller at 562-1325.

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A caregiver support group, sponsored by Big Bend Hospice, meets at Magnolia House the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Call 878-5310 for more information.

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Parents, grandparents and caregivers of preschool-age children are invited to a weekly story time at the Bill McGill Library in Quincy. Young children will enjoy singing, crafts and free play every Tuesday from 10:30  a.m. to noon. For more information, call 627-7106. The programs are free and everyone is invited.

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The Gadsden County Community Health Council meets the second Wednesday of each month in the TCC Quincy House Conference Room at 10 a.m.

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Tallavana Christian School is seeking cheerleading and baseball coaches. If interested, forward your resume to Coach B. Wilford at tallavanacs@gmail.com or fax to 850-539-8785.