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Local happenings for the week of Oct. 14
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Winners were announced recently in the Art League’s new show at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. The show was juried by Dr. John Burd, the past president of Brenau University.

First place: “The Studio,” an oil by Janet Cornett; second place: “Another Viewpoint,” a watermedia collage by Betty Smith; third place: “Red Hair Band,” an oil by Ruth Money.

The show includes 43 works of art from 24 artists. In addition to first, second and third prizes, 10 honorable mentions were awarded: “At Smithgall Woods” (Jeann Blankenship), “Julia” (Ann Alexander), “Brant Pointe Lighthouse” (Linda Blount), “Heavy Metal” (Marge Stewart), “Burst of Color” (Jack Kirves), “Peaceful Pleasure” (Elaine Howard), “Winds of Change” (Heidi Bowman), “Pouting in the Pumpkins” (Nona Stephens), “Grandma’s Teapot” (Cheryl Hardin) and “Sunset” (Sherry Maloney).

The show will be on display until December.

Army Reserve Pvt. Anita M. Morse has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., to be a member of the Army National Guard or Reserve split-option program. The program allows students between their junior and senior year of high school to attend national guard or reserve weekend drills while still in school and pursue a military career specialty after they graduate from high school. She is the daughter of Lynn and Dorene Morse of Gillsville. Morse is a student at Banks County High School in Homer.

Navy Seaman Nicholas A. Jackson, son of Angie and Frank Jackson of Gainesville, has recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Jackson is a 2005 graduate of North Forsyth High School in Cumming.

Army National Guard Pvt. Paul T. Cagle has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Cagle is the son of Earl Cagle of Dawsonville.

Drew Cain, a member of Boy Scout Troop 212 in Gainesville has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his eagle project, Drew build storage closets used for a food pantry, storage of extra tables, chairs and supplies for the Cool Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Gainesville. After graduation from high school, Cain plans to attend Southern Polytechnic State University and major in civil engineering or architecture.

Christine Willis won two business class tickets on AirTran Airlines as part of the Junior Achievement of Georgia-Gainesville district fundraiser. Willis is employed by Community Bank & Trust in Winder.