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Today's Features

  • Quincy native Craig Edwards will be in concert at Tallavana Community Church Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. to benefit the Havana Relay for Life – and he said supporting this cause is something near and dear to his heart.

    “I lost my uncle last year to cancer, and I have friends right now who have it,” he said, adding that the community should come out and support the American Cancer Society, the Relay and anyone they know who has cancer.

  • The fledgling mentoring  initiative in the Gadsden County School District is off and running – but more mentors are needed.

    Originally the brain-child of Erica Starling, director of personnel and staff development for the district, the program began as a way to prevent the more than 300 students at Carter-Parramore Academy from feeling separated from the rest of the district’s students and to enable them to return to their own schools and be academically successful.

  • Hundreds attended the public retirement reception Nov. 13 for county Judge Stewart Parsons. Parson thanked the people who attended the event and said the past 9 years  he has spent on the bench have been the best of his life.

    Others, like Clerk of Courts Nicholas Thomas, praised Parsons for the enthusiasm he brought to the job and his willingness to work with others.

  • • Mt. Zion CME Church will host Kathy Garner as its youth program speaker Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

    • Power Ministries Church of God in Christ in Chattahoochee will host its Family and Friends Day celebration Nov. 30 at 11:15 a.m. Call 663-9444 for more information.

  • First Presbyterian Church of Quincy is organizing a community-wide traditional Thanksgiving meal to be served at Christ Town Ministries. They  are planning to serve 250 to 300 people between 11:30 and 2:30 on Thanksgiving Day.

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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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  • The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new El Potrillo restaurant located at 1951 West Jefferson St. in Quincy (just before Chevrolet Buick of Quincy on Highway 90).

    The chamber and El Potrillo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.  Area residents and businesses are invited to attend the celebration and get a head start on enjoying their weekend. A local band, Mariachi Jaliscience, will be on hand to play favorites such as “Cielito Lindo” and “La Bamba.”

  • I have been having visions of a turkey running around a track for the past 2 weeks. I can’t help myself; the annual Turkey Trot is about to be run this year in Tallahassee. I have also been wondering if any of my readers will be running in this wonderful annual event.

    I’m well aware that most of you probably are not runners. Indeed, there are some of you who could not run if you wanted to because of a disability or advanced age or you simply are not into running. That is fine.

  • “Artfully Aging: Lifelong Learning through the Arts” is an exhibition currently open at the Gallery for Innovation & the Arts in Tallahassee. The exhibition features works from Quincy artist William H. McKeown.

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  • In 1943, fresh out of New Orleans, Clarence Morgan joined the Navy. He wanted to become a sailor and see the world, he said, sitting in a comfortable chair in the St. Hebron Community home that he shares with his wife, Bobbie.

    "When you talk to him you have to speak a little loud because he's hard of hearing. It happened because of the explosion," she explained.

    "Let me tell you at the start, I'm no hero and I don't have any big war stories to tell. I was just a sailor but I'll share with you what I remember," said 89-year-old Morgan.

  • I am truly amazed and grateful at how the Lord just continues to bestow his blessings upon me! 

    Even today I was able to take my morning walk along Twin Ponds Road on a beautiful and peaceful morning.  Along the way I was again given the chance to observe three deer a few yards away from me.  It seems they were out and enjoying the wonderful morning also.  We all paused from what we were doing and took time to gaze at one another.