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Today's Features

  • Emma Farmer has stayed up many nights during her lifetime waiting for news about one thing or another. Sometimes the news was good and at other times it was bad.

    But on the night newly-inaugurated Barack Obama won the presidency, Farmer went to bed. The event occurred eight weeks before her 98th birthday, and she knew she’d voted for him and that her staying up wouldn’t change the outcome – she could wait a few hours to see who the next president would be.

  • • 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.

  • At half time of the varsity boys game against Covenant Christian School on Friday night, Anna Dooner was crowned “Miss Munroe.”

    Anna is the daughter of Michael and Jacqueline Dooner of Havana.

    The crowning came at the end of a week of activities to raise Bobcat spirit. “Farm Day,” “Bling-Bling” Day” and “Class Color Day” for Spirit Week gave students an opportunity to dress up as a group and show their Bobcat spirit. “Twin Day” on Wednesday had the campus seeing double.

  • Sally Canipe and Don Parramore, along with Margie and Jimmy Allen, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Susan Parramore Lewis and John Walter Allen.

    The wedding is planned for March 21 at the Quincy Garden Center.

     

  • Teen Court will be held Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 21. The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Teen Court program offers youthful offenders an alternative to prosecution through the juvenile justice system. The program meets on the above dates from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex. For more information, contact Tiffany Parsons-Braswell at 875-7596.

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  • Tricia Collins, former Gadsden Arts Center executive director, always loved the way New York City's arts community often teamed up with small coffee houses to expose the world to artists while customers enjoyed a light meal. It was an idea that she pitched to the center’s board of directors several years ago when the men's clothing store adjacent to the art center packed up and moved out.

  • For people who couldn't make the trip to attend the festivities in Washington, D.C. to watch the country’s 44th presdent sworn in, a 12-hour event at the Quincy Conference Center was a good substitute Tuesday.

    Throughout the day, nearly 1,000 people stopped in to enjoy free barbecue dinners, watch one of several big-screen televisions that broadcast the festivities or to be around people celebrating history.

    It was during the oath of office and the 18-minute speech that the crowd grew silent.

  • Experience America’s journey toward freedom through an exhibition of large format photographs by photographer Benny F. Cochran and A.E. Jenkins Studio of Albany, Ga. The exhibition honors the contributions and sacrifices that people young and old, black and white, made in the struggle for equality during the Civil Rights era.

  • WORKFORCE plus is offering the second Quincy Farms Resource Fair Jan. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their office, located at 1140 West Clark St. in Quincy.

    The object of the resource fair is create an opportunity for local agencies and partners to gather to provide information about job placement and training assistance, information on health insurance coverage, career and financial counseling and resume writing and application completion assistance along with help in applying for public assistance and/or food stamps.

  • The Quincy Walmart presented a check for $1,000 to the Gadsden Magnet School Junior Beta Club last week. Cynthia Hagins, Beta Club sponsor, accepted the check during a small ceremony at the Walmart in Quincy. The money will be used, she said, for community service and school activities. Hagins said that the GMS Beta Club consisted of fifth and six grade students who maintained a 3.5 GPA or better. Pictured left to right are store manager, Scott Harrell, Hagins, Jewel Jackson, a 23-year store veteran, presenting the check, and marketing corporate manager Patrick Burke.