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‘Collard Man’ blessed with ‘greens’ thumb
It was a little over 25 years ago that Edward Adams got a bit of advice that eventually led to the development of a hobby that quickly grew into a second career. And local vegetable lovers, especially the health-conscious ones, are as happy as he is that he heeded that advice. In 1990, three years before he retired from his career as a delivery driver for Monsanto Company, Adams expressed…
Santa stops at FBC
Santa and Mrs. Claus visited First Baptist Childcare Center on Friday, December 16. Each child at the daycare sat on Santa’s lap and gave him their Christmas wishes. Santa checked his Naughty or Nice book when visiting with the children and no names were found on the “Naughty” side. Pictured above are Mrs. Pam and Mrs. Tammy’s 3-year-old classes with Santa and Mrs. Claus, from left, row one, Klaire, Dillan,…
A Christmas play at Head Start
Children at the Freemanville Head Start were treated to a Christmas play Thursday, December 15 – Twas the Night Before Christmas. Shown are members of the cast, front, from left, Madison Stott and Trodarrius “Toby” McWilliams; back, from left, Vanessa Washington (narrator), Thaddeus Pace (Santa), Karlis Mims (dad), Patricia Smith (mom).
‘Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some…
In memory
For many area residents, lighting a candle is a tradition. Each year, the staffs of Johnson Quimby Funeral Home and Atmore Memorial Chapel hold a Candlelight Memorial Service during which the public is invited to come by Johnson Quimby and light a candle in memory of someone who passed away this year or in a previous year. This year’s service was held Tuesday, December 13 on a stormy night. Shown,…