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Today's Features

  • The organizations of Robert F. Munroe Day School recently announced contestants for the crowning of “Miss Munroe 2009.” This year the ceremony will take place at half time of the boys basketball game against Covenant Christian School of Panama City. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

    Their respective peers have chosen representatives from the E-Club, Beta, Anchor and Key clubs, as well as chorus, Student Council, Brain Brawl and the Reflections ’09 and Paw Print staffs as members of the “Miss Munroe” court.

  • The Gadsden County Writers Association is seeking officers for its board of directors, including president, vice president and secretary-treasurer.The association will meet Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Writers and wanna-be writers of all ages and genres are encouraged to attend and meet other authors. Information will be made available regarding sessions to be held Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

    A book club is also forming, and will meet Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.

  • Each year they're splashed all over the front pages of newspapers and are often the lead story on many broadcast news shows. The cuties are the first babies born in the new year.

    This year, Towanda Betts and Sean Burnett made history, too. They are first couple in Gadsden County to tie the knot in 2009. It wasn't originally planned that way, but according to the couple's friend, Pam Harrison-Tribue, things just worked out that led to a New Year’s wedding.

  • During the month of December and throughout the holiday season, the Gadsden County School District’s Parent Resource Mobile Unit began canvassing the county. An emphasis was placed on visiting local churches serving parents and students at West Gadsden High School.

  • • 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.

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Roberts Jr. has graduated from the Army Inspector General course at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, Va. The three-week course is required for all soldiers and civilians selected to serve as Army inspectors general.

  • Corrections Corporation of America's Gadsden Correctional Facility has named Shannon Jones of Quincy as its 2008 Employee of the Year.

    Jones joined Gadsden Correctional Facility in November 2002 as a correctional officer and has since served as sergeant, lieutenant and captain with the company.

    In her current role, Jones is responsible for managing an entire section of the facility, supervising approximately 20 employees and 300 inmates.

  • Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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    Gadsden County Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gadsden County Planning and Zoning meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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    Gretna City Commission meets at Gretna City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

  • Just about all of us do it. At this time of year we start thinking about New Year's resoultions. Resolutions are those promises we make to ourselves and a few other responsible people about what we plan to start and what we plan to stop in the coming year. The lucky ones are able to keep the promises they make and fulfill their ideals.

    It seems that couples may be a little better at keeping resolutions than single people. It may be because they have someone right there to remind them of that promise once they begin to slide back into those old habits.

  • As Christmas approaches, the Becerra family in Greensboro is looking forward to it with mixed feelings. The family has faced hard times for a year, but they are not feeling sorry themselves.

    “I don't feel in the mood to celebrate anything this year. I'm just grateful to my Lord Jesus for my family and especially for allowing my husband to have survived a stroke," said 47-year-old Maria Becerra.