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  • Jeanette Wynn wasn't going to the inauguration. Typically she goes to Washington, D.C. on business at least four or five times a year, and she wasn't up for the crowds or congestion. And she had attended the inaugurations of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

  • "We had a lot of fun; we met a lot of great people. I wouldn't have missed it for anything," said Kathryn Cowdery.

    She and her daughter, 17-year-old Colleen, wanted to join others to see history made when the 44th and first African-American president was sworn into office.

    "Although there were two million people there, I felt so close, so connected to everyone there and everyone seemed so excited," she said.

  • East Gadsden High School is hosting a parent and student FCAT Explosion, for students in grades six through 12.

    While students take advantage of tutoring in reading, math, writing and science, parents will receive free gifts, including a dinner for two, gift cards, a shopping spree, and gas and phone cards.

    The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the following locations and on these dates:

    • Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quincy Public Library

    • Jan. 31, Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church

  • Students at Havana Elementary School will again participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program, one of the society’s national school and youth programs that raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma while providing information and support services to patients and their families.

  • Three exhibits in one drew people from all walks of life to the Gadsden Arts Center last Friday night. Phil Gleason's sculptures dominated the Sara May Love Gallery, the works of the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild were on display in the Zoe Golloway Exhibition Hall and the black and white photographs from “Journey Toward Freedom” were shown in the Bates Community Gallery.

    “Journey Toward Freedom” is an exhibition of black and white photographs which focuses on the journey that changed the course of history.

  • 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.

  • With just a few days remaining before thehistoric inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, we talked with third and fourth grade students at Havana and Gretna elementary schools to find out what advice they might have for our country’s new president.

  • • 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 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.

  • 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.