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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Quincy Police Department, in conjunction with the Florida Highway Patrol and other local agencies, will conduct a comprehensive roadside safety checkpoint May 22 from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. on U.S. Highway 90 between East Pavillion and West Pavillion streets, eastbound only. Narcotics canines will be on site, and there will be a DUI, driver’s license and vehicle inspection checkpoint.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Renowned vocalist Pam Laws will perform at the Sara May Love Gallery at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy May 14. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m., followed by the concert, and end with dessert and coffee.

    Tickets for the event are $37 each or two fro $70. Call 875-4866 to make your reservations or stop by the center at 13 N. Madison St.

    Proceeds will benefit the center’s after school and summer education programs.

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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.

  • Joyce Starkweather of Tampa, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Rose, and Lowell A. Drake of Colquitt, Ga., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Drake, will be united in marriage May 15 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Tampa.

    After a honeymoon in Denver, Colo., the couple will make their home in Tampa.

    Drake is a former resident of Havana.

  • Harvey and Jeanette Clark Sweeney’s family farm, part of which has been in their family for five generations, was named Tree Farm of the Year for Region II of the state of Florida.

  • Thousands attended this year's Community Fiesta and Quincyfest 2009 Friday night and Saturday.

    On Friday night, nearly 1,000 people attended the feista that featured music, dancing and international foods.

    "I love this. I want to try everything," said Leo Sam, who came from Tallahassee after he heard a television commercial earlier in the week.

    Priscilla Vidal, who organized the fiesta for the first time, said she thought everything went well.

    "People are telling me that they like the music, the entertainment and the food," she said.

  • Quincy Main Street Music Festival is set for May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Admission is free, and the event will feature jazz and rhythm and blues music. Art exhibitions at the Gadsden Arts Center will also be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available on North Madison Street.

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    New exhibitions will open at the Gadsden Arts Center May 8.

    “Real to Abstract and Back,” will feature the work of artist Bob DeWitt Smith, whose style ranges from detailed photographic realism to pure abstraction.

  • • 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 planning committee is gearing up for the Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue, coming up May 1-2, according to chairman Cal Lutz. The committee has been meeting regularly to plan for the annual event, which draws thousands of visitors to downtown Quincy.

  • In March, another one of 18-year-old Ashley Hall's dreams came true when she was crowned Miss North Florida 2010. It was the third pageant Ashley had entered in the past two years and the first that she’s won. Finally, she felt, her life was headed in the right direction.

    Pageant contestants are required to select a platform and the winner is required to promote that cause throughout her reign. Ashley chose juvenile delinquency prevention and it is a cause near and dear to her young heart.

  • Have you got the best mom on the planet? Has your mother sacrificed for you, loved you and supported you, and you want to find a way to say thanks?

    Here’s your chance.

    The Gadsden County Times is holding a Mother of the Year contest, and is seeking entries. Tell us, in 25 words or less, what makes your mom so special. Contest entries will be accepted via e-mail only, and must be received by 2 p.m. on May 1. Entries submitted after that time or exceeding the word limit will not be accepted. Submit entries to editor@gadcotimes.com.

  • On April 17, 1959, Jim Stone opened a little hardware business in Bainbridge, Ga. He sold nails, nuts, bolts and a few other items such as electrical and plumbing supplies. Fifty years later, the company has expanded to nine stores, with two in Florida.

    "We can build a house out of here now," said Daryl Summerford, who manages the Quincy store on West Jefferson Street.

  • The Community Fiesta begins May 1 at 5 p.m. on Friday and will feature music and talent from around the world. Hispanic, Caribbean and southern traditional foods will be available.

    Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue will be held May 2 on the Courthouse Square in Quincy. Local musicians will take the stage at noon, and “Harmonica” Shaw will play at 2 p.m., Eddie Kirkman at 3 and “Biscuit” Miller at 4.

    Backyard Barbecue contests with over $6,000 in prizes will also take place.

    Food and drink vendors will be on site for the public as well.

  • Gadsden County Extension Office agents Yolanda Goode and Lester Muralles worked with an enrichment class at Gretna Elementary School last week, teaching the students about aerospace and rocketry science.

    The students learned about Newton’s Laws, and how to build a rocket to specifications. They also watched the movie, “October Sky,” and learned about the first walk on the moon in 1969.