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From left, Luke Derusha, Jesse Crow, Mary Rhodes, Callen Seitz, Kendall Allmond, Mary Margaret Bruce and Phoebe Bailey. In front, Pam Garland at the Fundere World of Music graduation. - photo by For The Times

On May 20, Stone Masonic Lodge No. 715 of New Holland gave away two bicycles to two children at White Sulphur Elementary School.

Twenty one students at White Sulphur Elementary had perfect attendance for the 2010-2011 school year.

On the last day of school, every child with perfect attendance was eligible for the drawing of the bicycles.

The winners of the bicycles were Omar McKenzie and Amaya Dowdy. Bicycle helmets were provided by the Gainesville/Hall County Safe Kids coalition.


Funderful World of Music, a program of music education in Gainesville, presented its 14th annual graduating class in May. The students, ages 10-12, participated in a six-year program that began with introducing basic music, vocal and piano skills and built upon them to conclude with development of a portfolio collection of technique, theory and intermediate level repertoire.

Funderful World of Music’s Graduating Class of 2011 concluded with their final recital themed "Arabian Nights" on May 13 at at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Washington Street. For more information about Funderful World of Music, call 770-287-7509 or visit the website.


Tanjie Nicole Hooverdaughter of Timothy Cheshire of Gainsville, has been placed on the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo.

To qualify, a student must be full time and achieve a 3.5 or higher grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 GPA.