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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.

  • Ozzie Williams, along with L.G. and Cora Williams, John and Mary Ford, Lillian Hover and the late Robert Hover Sr., all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Angelia Regina Williams and Stephen VaShon Hover.

    The bride is a resident of Quincy and is employed by Centre Pointe Health and Rehabilitation of Tallahassee.

    The groom is also a resident of Quincy and is employed by SuperValue Distributors of Quincy.

    The private ceremony was held April 17 at the Gadsden County Courthouse. A reception will be held at a later date.

  • To be a part of the upcoming Quincy Relay for Life, call Amanda May at 297-0588, ext. 3705, or Angie Carter at 544-1467. Groups are needed to participate, along with committee members and chairs.

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    The Gadsden County Democrats executive committee meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall.

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  • Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp paid a visit to Gretna and Chattahoochee elementary schools last Wednesday afternoon, bringing along some very special cargo – dictionaries for third and fourth grade students at both schools and a telescope for Gretna Elementary.

    The telescope was the first donated by the Gammons Foundation Tomorrow’s Astronaut program. The equipment, which has been used by astronauts at NASA, will be housed at GES, but will be available for use throughout the district.

  • • 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 Sound of Music” opens Friday at 8 p.m. on the Quincy Music Theatre stage, 118 E. Washington Street in Quincy’s historic district.

    Set in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria Rainer, a free-spirited nun hired by Capt. George von Trapp to care for his seven children.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean Joseph Fenn of Greensboro, along with Prentiss Sparkman Huddleston of Tallahassee and Mary Hipley Huddleston of Albuquerque, N.M., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Rebecca Annette Fenn and Stephen Prentiss Huddleston.

  • When Keith Andrews of Quincy decided he wanted to get into better shape, he determined that the icing on his physical condition “cupcake” would be helping others.

    Several years ago, Andrews’ wife rode in a bike ride for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and he decided he’d go the same route. Last year, he biked the same ride, a 100-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, and raised $5,400. His wife raised $3,500 the year she rode.

  • Big Bend Hospice and the Quincy Music Theatre are teaming up April 23 to honor the life of Quincy physician Dr. Jessie Furlow for a reception, silent auction, live auction and preview of the local production of "The Sound of Music." All proceeds from the third annual event will benefit Big Bend Hospice patients in Gadsden County.

  • Premier Bank will celebrate its fifth anniversary in its Quincy branch at 702 Pat Thomas Parkway on Friday.

    The Premier Bank Quincy branch closed the year on Dec. 31, 2008 with record assets and earnings growth. At year end, branch deposits totaled $47.7 million, which represented an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

    On Feb. 19, the branch reached their goal of $50 million in deposits.

  • The Gadsden County NAACP Branch meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend and join.Contact Sam Palmer at 627-2673 for information.

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  • The first time Judy Poppell Cook of Havana walked in an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, she was walking for a dear friend who she'd recently lost to breast cancer. She'd been with her friend, Pati Payne, throughout most of her illness, almost up until the end. And when Cook hit the track that first time in a Relay, she had no idea that in just a couple of months, she would be diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

  • • 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.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean Joseph Fenn of Greensboro, along with Prentiss Sparkman Huddleston of Tallahassee and Mary Hopley Huddleston of Albuquerque, N.M., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Rebecca Annette Fenn and Stephen Prentiss Huddleston.

  • L. B. and Sybil Arnold of Telogia, along with Doug and Susan Ray and Dale and Mac McCall, all of Quincy, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Traci Lynn Arnold and Zackary Boyd Ray.

    The bride-elect is a resident of Quincy and is a PPSC in Tallahassee.

    The groom-elect is also a resident of Quincy, and is employed at Quincy Tire and Recapping.

    The wedding is planned for May 2 at the Quincy Garden Center at 6:30 p.m. No local invitations will be sent, and all family and friends are welcome.

  • On April 4, the 25-member JROTC drill team from East Gadsden High School competed in the 2009 National Eastern Drill Championship in Upper Malboro, Md. The cadets competed in four events in the armed division, including color guard, armed squad exhibition, armed platoon regulation and unit inspection.

    The Jaguars won fourth place in armed squad exhibition, commanded by CSM Colby Marshall. Team members included Veronta Bryant, Ernest Nixon III, Jeffery Jackson, Demetrius Williams, Telvin Bryant, John Roberts, Tyrone Johnson and Jeremiah Showers.

  • A pilau dinner fundraiser is being held May 5 to benefit the Sherry Smith Fellowship, a fund that allows Gadsden County teachers the opportunity to travel all over the world to enhance their teaching experience.

    Teachers can apply for the $3,000 fellowship, and the selected educator can travel to the country of his or her choice, then incorporate the experience into the classroom the following academic year. The recipient can also share the experience with students and teachers throughout the district.

  • The Gadsden County NAACP Branch meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at Union Hall at 6:30 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend and join.Contact Sam Palmer at 627-2673 for information.

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  • Easter baskets. Just about everybody has gotten one. They can be as simple or as elaborate as the buyer would like. Sharon Harrison, who owns Baskets of Blessings, has been making these things of beauty and whimsy for the past 10 years.

    "Business is good," she said. By last Sunday she and her daughter, April, had made over 100 baskets in different shapes and sizes, and she was still taking orders.

  • Until last Monday morning, Fredricka Bryant, a 15 year old student at West Gadsden High School, thought she was pretty savvy when it came to computer use. But she didn't know much about computer safety.

    "I didn't know that people could find your address and where you live. Older men can pretend that they are girls your age and ask you to meet them at the mall or the movies and you won't know until you get there and they can hurt you," she said.