I can't believe it's been almost three weeks ago that our sweet Doberman puppy (who is the size of a small horse and gets distracted often and yanks on his leash) pulled Rick down onto the concrete, breaking Rick's kneecap into two pieces. Thankfully, the doc has just said a few days ago he is good to go and can walk normally, just not bending his knee for several weeks after the surgery was completed to correct the break.
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The process of reconfiguration is surely in full swing. On March 13 each member of the Board presented his or her thoughts in a wrap-up meeting that followed many community meetings soliciting citizens’ opinions. A number of plans were described by the Board members.
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Life imitates art, certainly in the case of HBO’s “Veep.” I can hardly wait for the new season, although it’s hard to imagine anything sillier or more grotesque than the current administration’s reality.
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A tanker truck filled with diesel and gasoline overturned on U.S. 27 south of Havana injuring the driver, spilling fuel on the roadway and disrupting traffic for about seven hours. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the tanker, driven by Leonard Japeth Galbraith, 33, of Madison, was traveling south in the inside lane when a car driven by Henry McCray, 45, of Midway, slowed to make a u-turn and Galbraith hit him from behind. About 3,500 gallons of fuel spilled on the ground. Galbraith suffered serious injuries while McCray was listed with minor injuries. [Full Story »]
Luella Smith Bowers, 81, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Tallahassee. She was a member of Palace AME Church in Havana where her viewing will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 5 PM to 7 PM. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee (501 Orange Avenue). She will be interred in the St. Hebron AME Church Cemetery in Quincy. She is survived by her loving son, Tan C. Moss (Brenda) of Tallahassee; and her siblings, Paul L. Nixon (Ruth) of Bowie, MD, Joanne Massalena Bowden (Raymond) of Baltimore, MD and Earnestine Smith of Havana. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Bradwell Mortuary of Quincy is in charge of the services.
Lucy Grace Fisackerly Whitehead, of Havana, passed away on March 15, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Reverend John V. Whitehead. Lucy was a retired registered nurse.
Lucy was born in Jacksonville, FL. on January 12, 1935. She attended public schools in Duval County, graduating from Landon High School in 1952. She attended Florida Southern College, in Lakeland receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1956. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi International Sorority. She also attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta where she received her Master of Christian Education degree in 1957, and attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, FL. Her husband, Rev. Whitehead, is a retired United Methodist Minister who served many churches in the state of Florida including the Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, from 1979 – 1985.
Lucy was a member of Washington Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star, Quincy, where she served with her husband John as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron several times.
She is survived by a daughter Marilyn Fair (Joseph) and grandson Nicolas; two sons John, Jr. and Jim (Mindy); she is also survived by one brother William A Fisackerly (Annabelle), many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy, FL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor, beginning at 10:00 am. Memorial Contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church 206 N. Madison St, Quincy, FL 32351.
Faith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300
EAST GADSDEN 4
In their first game of the season on March 7, the East Gadsden Lady Jaguars lost to the Rickards Raiders 18-4. Lily Akers fared well in her first-ever pitching appearance, but the Raiders proved to be a tough opponent. The Raiders hit the ball well in key situations. The Lady Jaguars settled down late in the game and scored on several walks. The Lady Jaguars started five 9th graders.
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