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Today's Features

  • Carol Lavin of Old Town, along with Annelle Soponis of Reading, Pa. and Gwynn Kidd of Quincy, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Allison Sandy Lavin and David Mento Kidd.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ester C. Lavin of Reisterstown, Md., and is a graduate of Dixie County High School and Florida State University, where she double-majored in business management and human resource management. She is employed with Ideal Image as a guest service consultant.

  • Have you dined recently with a friend, spouse, or family member, perhaps to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

    How many of you spent most of that time looking at that person across the table or next to you and had a conversation?

    No?  Was it because you were too busy texting someone or speaking to someone on your cell phone?  

    And you, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, why are you seated across from one another on Valentines Day, of all days, in this romantic establishment hiding behind your newspaper?

  • Dan Hooker of Quincy, Lisa Hooker of Apalachicola, Tommy Lee of Tallahassee and Carol Bowes of Ponce Inlet, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Brenna Hooker and Nick Lee.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Flagler College and is in the management training program at Capital City Bank. She is the granddaughter of Patsy Hooker of Tallahassee.

    The groom-elect is also a Flagler graduate, and is a project engineer at Peter Brown Construction.

    The wedding is planned for Aug. 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

  • • New Beginnings Assembly of God in Havana is hosting “Living an Extraordinary Life,” to help attendees answer the question, “Can my life get any better?” The programs are being held on Sunday morningsat 10:30 a.m.. For more information, call 364-5137.

    • On the Move for Jesus will host a men’s conference through Feb.19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Every third Sunday is leadership meeting.

  • The Quincy Music Theatre will present “Grease” Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket information, go online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444.

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    The Gadsden County Tobacco-Free Partnership encourages all local businesses to be smoke-free. For more information, call 386-2065 or go e-mail jcichy@lungfla.org.

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  • “You’d better behave yourself or we’ll have to put a lump of coal in your stocking,” whispered my tenor buddy, Larry. He was wearing that weird smile that was characteristically his, while leaning over with another of his now-famous, humorous remarks.

    It was our Christmas Eve service at Lake Jackson UMC. It wasn’t going to be a long. The choir would sing a few easy pieces; it should be peaceful and simple.

  • • The annual Betty Williams Keaton Scholarship Gospel Extravaganza will be held at First Elizabeth MB Church in Quincy Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Williams family and the Gadsden Mass Choir, the event will raise scholarship funds for local students. Guest performers include the Bethlehem Gospel Singers from Tallahassee. For more information, call Nina Williams at 627-8625.

  • The Quincy Music Theatre will present “Grease” Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket information, go online at www.qmtonline.com or call 875-9444.

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    The Gadsden County Tobacco-Free Partnership encourages all local businesses to be smoke-free. For more information, call 386-2065 or go e-mail jcichy@lungfla.org.

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  • Members of the Michael Moore Masonic Lodge on East Washington Street noticed bees inside the building last year. The bees were not large in number but as the year passed, bee sightings increased. A professional pest control company was called to exterminate the pesky bees but they always returned a few days later.

  • “Lookmarge@ a Happy Life”  is the title of the next book I’m planning to read.  It promises to be one of the most exciting and enjoyable books I’ll ever read because I know the author, and I have an autographed copy.

    Marge Miller Petitmermet is the author and subject of the aforementioned book.  She is married to Ernest “Ernie”  Petitmermet and has been for the last 68 years.  They were married the year that I was born.  Imagine!