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  • Trudging through 4 or more feet of snow in less than 20-degree weather and/or sweating profusely in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees were just part of the many experiences that this newspaper boy and his helpers, two younger brothers and a sister, underwent in our quest to get our newspapers delivered.

  • After temperatures dipped into the low 20s and the wind chill made it feel like the teens, concerns about the homeless tugged at the heart strings of many people. For Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office, the tugging turned into action.

    Corder said after he read in a regional newspaper that the Tallahassee shelter was at capacity and people were going to be turned away, he called Sheriff Morris Young and suggested using part of the sheriff's office on the ground floor as a temporary shelter.

  • • Trust God Ministries will host a revival featuring guest speaker Rev. Charlie Fryson Jr. at the Open Door Church of the Lord Jesus Christ through Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

    • St. Joseph MB church will host a 100 Men in Black, Women in White service Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker, Rev. Herbert Thomas Sr. The event is sponsored by the Silver Star Lodge No. 61. Dinner will be served following the service.

  • The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office will conduct driver’s license, DUI and vehicle inspection checkpoints in January at the following locations: I-10 at Quincy, Midway, Chattahoochee and Greensboro, Highway 90 East and West of Midway to Chattahoochee, Hw. 23 East and West to Greensboro and Havana, Hwy. 27 North and South of Havana, Hw. 65 North and South, Hwy.

  • Charlie and Liza Dilworth of Gretna, along with Andrew and Geraldine Kenon of St. John, Emmanuel Brown of St. Mary and the late Delores Cooper, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, LaCarra Kerrell Dilworth and Carlos Jermaine Brown.

    The bride is a 2003 graduate of James A. Shanks High School,  and is employed as a correctional officer with the Leon County Sheriff's Office. She is the granddaughter of Eliese Williams of Gretna.

  • It wasn't important how any of the nine men on the sixth annual Hunters Helping Hunters event reached their degree of disability. The only thing that mattered was that the hunters enjoyed a weekend in the North Florida woods hunting deer and enjoying the great outdoors.

  • Margaret Bredsher can't explain why she started collecting angels. But they offer her a certain comfort level when she feels a little down from the pressures of life. Somehow, when she looks around her home and sees an angel in almost every corner, she said she feel's "God's protection."

    Bredsher doesn't know exactly how many angels she owns. The number, she guessed, tops 400. While she has some on display throughout her Key Street home year round during Christmas, all them are on display.

  • Back in 1959, most people delivered babies at home. The only time a woman went to the hospital was when complications were expected. Otherwise, they had children at home surrounded by family and friends and the trusted community midwife.

    Sometimes, laughed former midwife Eliza Smith as she sat in her Dodger Ball Park Road home recalling the nearly 30 years she delivered babies in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, there were so many people in the house she had to insist they go into the yard.

  • Jim will not be meeting the “Kid from Tifton” after all.

    My old friend and teaching team partner from South Carolina Jim Rogers and I were not able to reunite after 9 years.  Jim was going to spend Christmas with his family in Tifton, Ga., and then, hopefully, drive down to Havana and spend a couple of days with my wife Judy and me.

  • • The Church of Redeemed Believers will host a Christmas program Dec. 23 at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker is Tommy Walker from Virginia.

    • On the Move for Jesus will host a Watch Night service New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m.

  • Joey and Cyndi Proctor of Bristol, and Alan and Kim Peacock of Altha, are pleased to  announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their children, Joanna Lee Proctor and Trey Alan Peacock.

    The wedding is planned for Feb. 20, 2010 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Greensboro at 4 p.m. No invitations will be sent.

    A reception will immediately follow at W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. 

  • The Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program kickoff brunch scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescehduled for Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the A.O. Shelfer National Guard Armory. Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Doug Beach will be the speaker. The brunch is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. For more information or to get a ticket, call Tashonda Williams at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.

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  • Billy and Beatrice Redding retired several years ago and have done everything together since that time, according to Beatrice.

    "He came in one night and was talking about the Cops On Patrol program. We talked about it and he thought it was a good idea. We were couch potatoes. We looked into the program and decided we would join. The rest is history," she said.

  • • St. Peter AME Church in Midway will host a winter revival Dec. 17-19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker is Pastor Sharon Hobbs.

    • Send your church news to us at editor@gadcotimes.com or drop it by our office in Quincy.

  • The Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program kickoff brunch scheduled for Dec. 18 has been rescehduled for Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the A.O. Shelfer National Guard Armory. Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Doug Beach will be the speaker. The brunch is free, but because of limited seating, tickets are required. For more information or to get a ticket, call Tashonda Williams at the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office at 850-627-9233.

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  • Dear Santa,

    I think i have been a good boy. I want a ipod, two wrestling toys Triple H and C M punk, a remote control car, a pair of Nike’s, a football, a basketball, and baseball and a wrestling ring with tables chairs and laddlers, and some new clothes. Thank you.

    Mar’Quavious Frye

    8 years old

    Dear Santa,

  • "Caroline or Change," nominated for six Tony awards in 2004, is coming to the Quincy Music Theatre Dec. 11-13.

    Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Leaf Theatre, located at 118 East Washington Street in downtown Quincy, two blocks north of US. Highway 90.

  • The Gadsden County Men of Action Inc. wil host a free health fair Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Carter-Parramore Academy. Services will include blood pressure, HIV (AIDS), cholesterol, dental, eye exams and diabetes. Call 321-2867 for more information.

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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 winter of ’54 was very cold and blustery in Southington, Conn.  We were nearly buried in snow.   Sliding (sledding) and ice skating were nearly impossible, and the town’s children didn‘t get to play much that particular winter.  I was a wee lad of 13.

     The town of Southington owned and operated the “Town Farm,” a place for homeless old men who could get room and board free if they did work on an actual, small farm next to the square, brick building that housed them.

  • • St. Peter AME Church in Midway will host a winter revival Dec. 17-19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker is Pastor Sharon Hobbs.