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Today's Features

  • • St. Peter AME Church in Midway will host a winter revival Dec. 17-19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker is Pastor Sharon Hobbs.

    • Send your church news to us at editor@gadcotimes.com or drop it by our office in Quincy.

  • The Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program kickoff brunch scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescehduled for Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the A.O. Shelfer National Guard Armory. Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Doug Beach will be the speaker. The brunch is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. For more information or to get a ticket, call Tashonda Williams at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.

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  • "Caroline or Change," nominated for six Tony awards in 2004, is coming to the Quincy Music Theatre Dec. 11-13.

    Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Leaf Theatre, located at 118 East Washington Street in downtown Quincy, two blocks north of US. Highway 90.

  • The winter of ’54 was very cold and blustery in Southington, Conn.  We were nearly buried in snow.   Sliding (sledding) and ice skating were nearly impossible, and the town’s children didn‘t get to play much that particular winter.  I was a wee lad of 13.

     The town of Southington owned and operated the “Town Farm,” a place for homeless old men who could get room and board free if they did work on an actual, small farm next to the square, brick building that housed them.

  • Kate Alexander and Lavern Thomas of Quincy, along with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brice of  Lake Providence, La., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Lassandra Charece Alexander and Anthony James Brice.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelors in criminology. She is employed as the assistant director of the Office of Financial Aid at FSU.

    The groom-elect is a resident of Atlanta, Ga., and holds a bachelor's degree in music. He is employed as a producer.

  • The Gadsden County Men of Action Inc. wil host a free health fair Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Carter-Parramore Academy. Services will include blood pressure, HIV (AIDS), cholesterol, dental, eye exams and diabetes. Call 321-2867 for more information.

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    The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.

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  • • St. Peter AME Church in Midway will host a winter revival Dec. 17-19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker is Pastor Sharon Hobbs.

  • The Fairlanes are auditioning for oldies “doo-wop” singers Monday through Friday. Call Rich for infrmation at 627-4586.

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    The National Hookup of Black Women will host a free workshop on financial empowerment for women and families Dec. 12 at noon at the Quincy Library. Karen Wells is the speaker. Call 524-7860 for more information.

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  • By MIKAILA WHITE

    First Place Winner

    It was a cold and stary night. The moon sat high and full in the sky. I was walking through a cornfield when suddenly I ran into a scarecrow. It had very big spooky eyes and  a nose like Shrek.

  • For the past month, people like Johnny Cladd have been bringing their sacks of pecans Monday through Saturday to James "Buddy" and Linda Earnest at their little specially shop at the corner of Crawford and Porro streets in Quincy.

    Thousands of pounds of the delicious nuts have crossed the scales on the buying dock at Earnest Pecans, located at the rear of the store, since the season officially opened in late September.