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Today's Features

  • The Gadsden Arts Center is pleased to honor Reyna Alfaro, a junior at East Gadsden High School, as the recipient of the Exceptional Young Artist Award.

    Alfaro is a dedicated artist who creates beautifully crafted, imaginative works of art, continuously works to improve, helps others and has a vision for her future.

  • The Foundation For Dreams Summer Enrichment Program will begin June 8 and will end on July 31 for students who are entering the kindergarten through sixth grade levels. Each child will be assessed to determine his or her academic needs and any special assistance that will be needed. Additional activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, computer access, stories, movies and much more.

  • John and the late Peggy Anderson of Gretna, along with Martha Wallace and Roosevelt Baggling of Bainbridge, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Delois Grace and Fredrick Anderson.

    The wedding is planned for July 3.

  • Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy, along with Tom and Vicki Hayford of Bonifay, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Carrie Marie McLendon and Harold Jason Hayford.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thomas and Maxine Bush of Bonifay, Betty Sue McLendon and the late Winston McLendon of Quincy. A Quincy resident, she is a currently pursuing a nursing degree at Tallahassee Community College.

  • Capital Health Plan’s Savvy Senior program will be held May 28 at noon at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. The topic is “Evidence-Based Care of Neck and Back Pain,” presented by Chester Brown. RSVP to 523-7333.

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    The Gadsden County Humane Society will have a pet adoption booth at PetSmart in Tallahassee May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring adoptable dogs and cats. View the animals at www.gadsdenhumane.org. For more information, call 539-0505.

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  • • First Baptist Church in Quincy holds Sunday School each week at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10:55. Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are broadcast on Sunday events at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.

    • Church services at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church are held the first, second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Church school begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

  • The eyes are the window to the soul – so they say. And the eyes of 19-year-old Keltric Harris and 13-year-old Brian Williams are easy to read as they gaze upon their mom, Pam Kenon. It’s clear they love and appreciate their mother.

    Brian surprised his mother with the nomination for The Gadsden County Times Mother of the Year contest. Kenon said she had no idea he had nominated her, but when she got the message that she had been drawn as the winner, she just began to cry.

    “I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.

  • The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Old Mexico restaurant, located at 6765 Ben Bostick Road in Quincy, next to Piggly Wiggly.

    The chamber and Old Mexico hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of May 4 just before the restaurant officially opened for lunch. The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Jerry Smith (Bertha) of Greenwood and Doristhine Wade of Sneads, along with Clinton and Johnnie Mae McWhite Jr. of Chattahoochee, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Clinton McWhite and Rosa Smith. The bride-elect is a graduate of Forest Senior High in Jacksonville and earned her associate's degree at American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Ga. She is currently in graduate school at Florida Community College at Jacksonville, pursuing a bachelor's degree in human resource management.

  • Sharon Watson of Quincy, along with Bobby A. Presnell (Martha) and Annette Watford (Fred) of Tallahassee, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Ann Marie Schatz and Robert Michael Presnell.

    The bride-elect is a 1985 graduate of James A. Shanks High School and is employed at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office as human resource manager.

    The groom-elect is a 1979 graduate of Godby High School, and received an associate's degree from Tallahassee Community College. He is employed as public works director for Gadsden County.