GOOD SAMARITAN: Lois Steele of Burton knows there are good samaritans in the world. On Dec. 29, she left her purse on a bench in the Quincy Mall. That same day her daughter lost her cellphone during a visit to Kmart. They received phone calls that evening reporting that both items had been found and turned in for return to the owners.
GOING BOWLING: Members of the Quincy Notre Dame cheerleading squad participated during the halftime show at the Russell Athletic Bowl held Dec. 28 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., in which Virginia Tech defeated Rutgers 13-10. The squad participated with approximately 300 girls from 20 schools from throughout the country, and the QND squad received the Russell Athletic Bowl Spirit Award. The team is coached by Tracy Grant. The cheerleaders are Emily Terstriep, Anna Badamo, Reagen Bliven, Kelli Meyer, Michelle Ginster, Jayley Jansen, Payton Reichert, Julia Houghton, Ally Keck, Abby Dreyer, Emily Smith, Grace Peters, Sidney Wellman, Bridget Ohnemus, Kate Sculley, Abbie Schwenk, Summer Wiemelt, Nicole Waterkotte, Gabby Gengenbacher, Hannah Marcolla, Paige Schreacke.
HELPING HAND: Four young Quincyans recently got together to help out people in hospice care. Brother and sister Chloe Sinnock, 8, and Carter Sinnock, 11, and sisters Hannah Heilwagen, 13, and Emma Heilwagen 10, held a garage and bake sale to benefit patients of Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care. They held the sale in honor of a relative of the Sinnocks who received care from Blessing Hospice. The four raised $83 and donated it to Blessing for end-of-life care.
BACON EMERGENCY: A cook decided to try a new recipe -- bacon-wrapped tater tots -- for a family Christmas breakfast. The cook didn't realize how much grease would accumulate in the pan, so the pork delicacies were put in the oven to cool. However, the oven was still hot, creating smoke that circulated through the entire house. It took 30 minutes to clear the smoke, but the house featured a bacon aroma for the rest of the day.
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