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by ALICE DU PONT
It was a wish list of sorts.
The Gadsden County legisla-
tive delegation came calling to
hear what the people, through
their elected representatives,
want of the 2005 session.
Everybody wanted something,
from playground equipment to a
new jail and office complex.
"What you all need to do is get
together and decide on priorities
based on what's best for the
entire county. I can tell you right
now that you're not going to get
all that you're asking for
because the money just isn't
there in the budget," said Sen. Al
His sentiments were echoed by
Rep. Curtis Richardson (D-Tal-
lahassee). Rep. David Coley (D-
Marianna) is ill and was unable
to attend the meeting.
"We need recreation equip-
ment and a place for our children
to play inside. All they have for
recreation now is the church.
The children are playing in the
"We need a Boys and Girls
Club. I'm begging for our chil-
dren who need inside enrich-
mflent and recreation." said coun-
cilwoman Helen Franks, repre-
Lawson told her that rural
recreation is a problem
statewide. Gadsden County may
have to go the way of other
"A lot of those things come
from private donations or people
in the community getting out to
work and raise the money,"
Lawson said. But while recre-
ation for children may be
needed, Lawson told Franks that
there are far more critical prob-
lems facing that community.
"I'm going to a meeting Thurs-
day because you have auditing
problems in that community.
They (state officials) are threat-
ening to cut off your revenue
sharing. I know you all have had
some turnovers. I hope that you
See COMMISSION on Page 11
Gadsden plans several King celebrations
by ALICE DU PONT
Observances will be held throughout
the county in honor of the birth of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
While all federal, state, and local gov-
ernment offices will be closed as well as
banks and schools, there will be quite a
lot of activity throughout the community,
most initiated by churches and civic
Commemorative marches, speeches,
songs, church programs, two parades and
other events will be held throughout
Monday. Saturday, Beulah Hill Mission-
ary Baptist Church in
Gretna will begin its 2005
celebration with a break-
fast at 8:30 a.m. Atty. Ben-
jamin Crump of Parks &
Crump will be the speaker. ' .
Crump is known through- .
out Florida for his fiery I --
"We are honored to have
Attorney Crump as our
speaker for the 2005 break- <
fast," said Matthew Carter,
pastor. He added that
young people in the community will be
able to see and hear
Crump, who is an out-
standing role model,
and that he is the result
i..' of Dr. King's dream.
Rev. Carter said the
community is invited to
the program and the
; Also, Saturday from
,' 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. a
S.' celebration called
"; Unity on the Square:
A Martin Luther King
Jr. Birthday" will be held on the Court-
house Square. The event is sponsored by
the TCC Quincy House, Premier Bank,
the Quincy Police Department and the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
The celebration will feature multicul-
tural music and dance, marching bands,
seafood, barbecue, sidewalk sales, a bike
riding rodeo and more.
Sunday evening at 6 p.m., the City of
Quincy and the Gadsden County Chapter
of the National Hook-Up of Black
Women will hold a candle light vigil on
the south steps of the Courthouse
Square. The short program will feature
See KING on Page 11
Photo by Alice DuPont
Maria Hurtado, an 11th grader at East Gadsden High School, and her mother Alicia Hurtado
discuss her class progress with art teacher Clinton Hudson during \fMonday night's open house.
9o many ata&.nta
6o few parents
While parents stay away from school open
house in droves, it's the highest level ever
by ALICE DU PONT
There are just under 1,100 students enrolled at
East Gadsden High School. Monday night, during
the second open house of the school year, a few
more than 100 parents showed up.
Even with the dismal numbers.the schools'
administrators were elated. "It's the highest par-
ticipation ever," said Chalmus Thomas, principal.
The teachers too. were happy Wvith the turnout
although they clearly would have been happier to
have been exhausted from talking to parents by
the end of the the night,
Annette Flournoy admitted that at previous open
house events she has had as few as two parents to
show up. She teaches English to almost 120 sen-
iors daily. By 7 p.m. four parents had inked their
names on the sign-in sheet in the front on
Parents and students (most of whom accompa-
See OPEN HOUSE on Page 11
up "filthy" jail
rnoto ny Alice vuront
Makeshift "cots" line the walls next to cafeteria tables at the
Gadsden County Jail.
by ALICE DU PONT
In a word, Gadsden County
SSheriff Morris Young calls the
The inmates complain of bites
from ants and spiders. "Look at
my arm," said one woman, "at
night they bite me on my back
Young and jail officials say
they don't doubt some inmates
may suffer from the bites of crit-
"We have insect spray by the
cases," said Lt. Mary Ivory, and
asked a corrections officer to get
one of the bright pink cans of
See JAIL on Page 11
by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
The "Hospital Bypass" is back
on the front burner.
Capital Region Transportation
Planning Agency (CRTPA) voted
unanimously Monday to let
Gadsden County keep the bypass
money set aside for 2009 by the
Florida Department of Trans-
"It's not completely over yet,"
Quincy city commissioner Sher-
rie Taylor said Tuesday night.
Taylor explained that the
CRTPA had agreed to allow the
$19+ million project to go for-
ward unhindered. The catch she
said was the cost of the project.
The project has been bumped
ahead already several times,
because of rising costs and the
budget restraints of the FDOT.
Taylor was concerned that by
the time the project actually
reached the production stages
that prices will have risen again.
That, she said, could stymie the
project one more time.
She said no additional money
was allowed by FDOT in the
event the cost of the bypass
should exceed the money allowed
The bypass came under the
CRTPA's eye for just that reason.
Originally the project was to be
started in 2006, but the rising
cost caused it to get bumped
The Metropolitan Planning
County only), expanded td6
include east Gadsden County and
Wakulla County, is now the
CRTPA. That expansion allowed
the CRTPA to get a look at the
bypass when it was bumped up a
year. It was at that point the
CRTPA discussed moving the
Gadsden bypass money to a proj-
ect on Capital Circle.
Even though the CRTPA
included the outlying areas the
cards were stacked in Leon
County's and Tallahassee's favor
with the pair receiving 86 per-
cent of a v.eigl'-ed vote-or con-
trol-of the CRTPA.
Taylor said that the unanimous
vote showed that committee
members were willing to work
with the outlying areas, some-
thing she thought was encourag-
Senator Pat Thomas was a
major player in the conceptual
planning of the project and it was
one of the last projects Thomas
worked on before he passed
Taylor said that one of the dis-
cussion points that committee
members brought up was the
need for the bypass.
She told them that FDOT had
the data to prove the need for the
bypass, and added that Senator
Thomas had provided informa-
tion in the early stages of the
project to convince FDOT that
Gadsden County needed the
bypass. "This is a need, not a
want," Taylor said she told them.
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City of Quincy expands into new building
by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Write
City of Quincy employees will
soon be getting some breathing
room. Quincy has acquired the
Capital City Bank Building at the
corner of Jefferson Street and
Stewart Street. Plans are for the
into the bank building would help
alleviate much of the overcrowd-
ing the city has been experiencing
the last few years at the city hall.
The lobby will stay the same with
the customer service department
taking up much of the front.
There would be display space
Willie Earl Banks is shown in fron tof Quincy's newest building.
City hall is in the background.
building to be ready for the city's
customer service department and
general services department,
which includes the telecommuni-
cations department, by February
first. "You will be able to drive
through here soon to pay your
utility bills," city manager Willie
Earl Banks said about the two
drive-thrus at the newly-acquired
Banks said that the expansion
photo by Byron Spires
allowed in the front for the city's
The City of Quincy has
expanded its telecommunications
to include NetQuincy.com, an
internet provider which has now
expanded to broadband with a
city-wide fiber-optic system. In
addition, the city offers
NetQuincy customers an opportu-
nity to purchase new computers.
The remainder of the building
will be used for general services
employees Banks said.
Commissioners decided last
year to purchase the property
from Capital City Bank after the
bank purchased the Quincy State
Bank downtown. It took
several months of negotiations
Banks said before a deal could be
struck. The city purchased the
building for $689,000. Capital
City agreed to donate $89,000 of
the purchase price back to the
City of Quincy bringing the net
cost of the building to $600,000.
Because the building would be
used by the telecommunications
department $250,000 of a bond
issue that was used to expand the
city's NetQuincy operation to
broadband and the fiber-optic net-
work was used for part of the pur-
chase money. Capital City
Bank financed the balance of
$350,000 for the city for ten
years. The first three years the
rate is fixed at 3.4 percent with
the remaining time negotiated in
Banks said that there was some
discussion about building a new
municipal building in the future.
Since acquiring the bank building
that has been put on the back
burner for a more pressing issue.
Banks said the city could now
concentrate its efforts on building
a much needed police station.
The new offices are currently
being renovated to fit the city's
needs and plans are for the build-
ing to be opened on February 1.
by ALICE DU PONT
Don't want to see anymore
'turkey and fixin's for a while? Still
feeling bloated from all the culi-
nary treats the holiday had to
The Literacy Volunteers of
America-Gadsden have just what
you need. It's a spaghetti supper.
SGood and yummy, for only $5.
The menu consists of spaghetti
with meat sauce, tossed salad, a
roll and dessert. "It is really deli-
cious and all of the proceeds go
the purchase materials that will
help adults in our county learn to
read," said Richard Crutcher, LVA
He said the donations will help
buy, books and other learning
materials that are specifically
designed for the adult learner.
"When people learn to read they
become self-sufficient. They are
better able to contribute to our
society, not take from it," he said.
Nationwide 35 percent of the
adult population reads on a level
one. They cannot fill out a job
application correctly. In Gadsden
County the percentage climbs
even higher, near 45 percent. "We
cannot afford not to address this
problem and for the price of a
spaghetti supper, people can help
a neighbor to read," he said.
Dinners will be served from the
side door of the Centenary United
Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall (behind Capital City Bank)
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. "Just drive
up, tell us how many you want
and we'll be glad to help you,"
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The Gadsden County Outreach Unity Conference Presents
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 2005
9:30 am 4:30 pm
Downtown Courthouse Square
Face to Face: Resources for Families, Churches,
Schools & Communities
County-wide Gospel Groups,
Choirs & County Marching Bands
This event is in partnership with:
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Artist has something to offer
This is another one of those weekends in Quincy when there is
nothing to do, or so folks like to say when they get ready to com-
plain about our little town.
Beginning Friday night, Art in Gadsden is opening an amazing
show of a man named Onmar Thompson. His show, "America's
Backyard" will.make you laugh, cry and even get angry. It, as the
director of Art in Gadsden refers to the show, "touches every nerve"
in her body.
SThompson's personal family stories are woven throughout the
show. But more than that, his works also recount the history of
African Americans in this country. From slave ship to a box of
Wheaties, Thompson offers up a lesson in history that jolts the sen-
sitive side while adding a light-hearted touch. Thompson is a
teacher at Florida A & M University and his body of work mainly
has been as a ceramicist. The show is mixed medium and even if
you have never been to Art In Gadsden before, this is the time to
This isn't art like you know it. Get a chance to meet and talk
with Thompson Friday night during the opening reception. Find out
about the man behind this powerful exhibit. "America's Back-
yard: Our History Assembled" is worth every minute you will
spend at the show.
The Miami-born artist has exhibited throughout the country and
is no novice as will become apparent froni the first glance of his
Then there are all of the other activities crammed into this long
holiday weekend. It's a chance to do as much or as little as you'd
like, but whatever you do, see what Omar Thompson has to offer.
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New year's resolutions
As we take a minute to con-
template. this New Year, it's timely
and important to reflect on where
we are, and who we are. For
many, 2004 was a year of tremen-
dous challenges and awesome
responsibilities. As an optimist, I
believe that the year ahead will
open new doors and present new
opportunities for all of us.
New Years resolutions are
about change and the commitment
to do something different in our
lives. Please join with me in con-
templation of these resolu-
tions....you're welcome to adopt a
few as your own. And please offer
others, back to me...we can start a
collection. 2005 NEW YEAR'S
RESOLUTIONS I resolve to say
"thank you" before I say "please".
I resolve to appreciate my fam-
ily, friends, and colleagues for
who they are, what they mean to
me and others, and to gracefully
overlook some things they do (or
don't do!). I resolve to not ignore
a wrong that needs righting, a
crass statement that needs correc-
tion, or an offense that demands ,a
just .response. I resolve to be a'
positive teammate' and to trust
others to do their best. Each of us
should know what position we
play best, and regularly practice
I resolve to be both polite and
persistent. There's a fine line
between persistence and pesti-
lence; crossing it is the key to
ineffectiveness. I resolve to accept
that I don't know everything.
There are many others who know
more about most things, and
together we can form a great brain
trust if we meet and blend expert-
I resolve to pleasantly surprise
someone every day with an unex-
pected kindness in word and deed.
I resolve to respect the myriad of
faiths, feelings, and fashions. Dif-
ferences are natural and diversi-
ties are worthy of honor. I resolve
to invest a thoughtful minute
before I speak or act.
Regret is often preventable. I
resolve to share even if I think I
don't have enough. I resolve to
protect and defend people who
need me, and to give special atten-
tion to the. needs of others who
may not know how to give voice
to their concerns.
I resolve to preserve natural
environments for their beauty and
bounty. Natural settings are home
to species which are too often vic-
tims of our wants, not our needs. I
resolve to listen to the voices of
children and elders. The wisdom
of innocence and experience is
both free and priceless.
Thanks for help
,tJniay:ast letter thanking ever.\- .
one for their generosity I. RgotvteO..,
thank Midway Stop, who provided
pizzas for the Christmas party for
the children. We had a great turnout
thanks to Gloria Fields and Lizzie
Lawson, and all the children got to
Also we want to thank Anderson
Columbia for the resurfacing of
Palmer Road, Joyner Road, Shuler
Road and Tennell Road. They did a
wonderful cornmnuni, service for
the people of Midway and we thank
them for that.
Mayor, City of Midway
Playing records for old times sake
I bought myself a special Christmas present this year.
A little self-contained record player, that's.right, a record player.
The reason was simple enough. I have hundreds of records I've
accumulated over the years and I never listen to them.
Like everybody else I moved on to cassettes and of course, I
now own a CD player.
But, there was something about hearing music over a record
player that made the music special. I mean, think about it, records
were around nearly 100 years before they were finally pushed
aside by tapes.
I couldn't wait to get it home and listen to some of my records.
I had forgotten about the sounds that emanate from a record
player. You remember, don't you?
Those little scratches that you hear in the background or that
bigger scratch that causes the music to repeat itself until you get
up and move the needle.
But, it's worth it.
I've been listening to records I haven't heard in thirty years.
I have all of my mother's records and those hold special value
to me, because I know she enjoyed them.so much. Growing up it
wasn't uncommon to come home after school and hear singers like
Ed Ames or bands like Lawrence Welk playing on the record
player when we entered the house.
So far I haven't been able to play those records, but I'm sure I
will in time and I'm also sure I'll have something to share with you
I have a Stylistics album that is so worn it is barely audible and
a signed jazz record by Chris Burke that looks brand new.
I've played both of them several times already. I've got
everything from The Carpenters to Iron Butterfly, with a little
Barry Manilow mixed in for good measure.
I'm slowly working my way through the stacks (remember
when you use to stack records9. '-. -i- .
SThe best a) to'listen to records bytth e'"ay is sitting iln the *'
middle of the living room floor with the record player and scatter-
ing the records around.
Remember those days?
"Hey, what you doing."
"Nothing, what you doing."
"Nothing either, you want to listen to some records?"
"Yea, bring over that new Temptations' record.
Or even better.
"My mother said you could come over and listen to records if
you would like," sweet young thing.
"Well," daring debonair young fellow trying to be cool.
"I guess I could do that," young fellow.
"I brought my new Beatles album, would you like to hear it,"
young fellow, now being very cool.
Those were the days weren't they.
P and Z board elects officers
Havana man hit by car
by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
,: Gadsden County's Planning
and Zoning Board is now
under new leadership.
SThe board elected Jeannie
Gunn as chairperson and John
Yerkes as vice chairman.
: Stepping down as chairman
Was Hugh Stephens. Stephens
has been the chairman for the
past two years. Stephens
announced before the board
voted on the new chairperson
that he was resigning from the
,:The only land use issue
before the board at last week's
meeting was a request from
Tim Loughmiller and Danny
Trim to change 119 acres from
Ag Three to mining. T h e
property is located on the west
side of State Road 65 (Hos-
ford Highway) near the termi-
nus of Old Federal Road.
Plans are for the property to be
used to mine sand for the con-
The board approved the
land use change, but not
before hearing from a St. Joe
Paper Company representa-
tive. Jeff Sueffer, who over-
sees land for St Joe, said that
his concerns were that the
sand pit might have detrifnen-
tal effects on future land sales
for St Joe who owns much of
the land surrounding the pro-
posed mining facility.
He was asked if there were
any plans for selling the adja-
cent property. Sueffer said
there were no immediate
plans, but added that much of
St. Joe's holdings north of
Interstate 10 had been sold.
He said that it was logical that
St. Joe's holdings south of the
interstate could start selling.
He said it was possible that the
land could be sold in larger
increments such as 20, 50 and
100 acre ranchettes in the
Loughmiller said that the
mining operation would start
on the back of the property
and it would take a number of
years to mine the property. He
also said that the land would
be reclaimed after the mining
operation was complete.
He added that he had an oper-
ation on Selman Road and
employed 35 local residents
with plans to add workers.
In other business the board
heard from Bruce Ballister
concerning the planning
departments annual report.
Ballister, who left the county
last month as director of
Growth Management, was
back for the P and Z meeting
Regional Planning Council as
a consultant hired by Gadsden
According to Ballister's report
the county issued 251 new
housing permits of which 88
were site built homes. That
number is down from 347 total
permits in 2003.
Of the total permits 54 units
were replacements of existing
homes or grandfathered home
sites. District Two. received
the highest percentage of per-
mits at 27.7 with District One
receiving 25.9 percent. Dis-
trict Four received 21.3 per-
cent, District Five received
15.3 percent and district Three
The Planning and Zoning
Board sits as an unpaid advi-
sory board only, all final deci-
sions are made by the county
by ALICE DU PONT
A Georgia man was struck by
a van and critically injured last
Saturday night .in Havana.
Bobby L. Turkett, 45, of Bain-
bridge was hit on State Road 63
after walking through a vehicle
turnaround in the median just
north of Azalea Trail around 8
Wallace Nelson, 50, of
Havana was driving north on the
highway in the left lane.
According to a report released
by the Florida Highway Patrol,
Turkett stepped into Nelson's
path; Nelson hit his brakes but
was unable to stop. The left
front of Nelson's 1994 Dodge
van hit Turkett, who was thrown
into the windshield.
Turknett was taken to Talla-
hassee Memorial Hospital for
his injuries. Nelson and his pas-
senger, Donna B. Nelson, 41,
also of Havana, were not injured
in the crash. Both were wearing
seatbelts and alcohol was not a
factor in the crash, FHP said.
The investigation is continuing.
County-wide meetings list
The following meetings are
scheduled for January:
Board of County Commis-
sion, first and third Tuesday of
each month. Next meeting Jan-
uary 18, County Commission
meeting room, 9 East Jefferson
Street, 6 p.m.
Quincy City Commission,
second and fourth Tuesday of
each month. Next meeting is
January 25, Quincy City Hall,
404 West Jefferson Street, 6
School Board, fourth Tues-
day of each month. Next meet-
ing is January 25, Max Walker
Administration Building, 35
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd,
Quincy, 6 p.m.
County Planning and Zoning
meeting is first Wednesday of
each month. County Commis-
sion meeting room, 9 East Jef-
ferson Street, Quincy, 5:30 p.m.
Gretna City Council, first
Tuesday of each month, Gretna
City Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Midway Town Council, first
Thursday of each month, Mid-
way City Hall, 7 p.m..
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Midway annexes another 80 acres
by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
The City of Midway is again
Midway commissioners heard
the first reading of ordinances
that will annex another 80 acres
into the city limits. The four
twenty-acre tracts owned by the
Dover family lie along US 90
from Bill McGill Memorial
Highway east toward the inter-
state 10/90 interchange. T h e
front half of the property, forty
acres adjacent to US 90, will
receive Midway's new Inter-
change commercial zoning
which allows only specific busi-
nesses into the city. N o
Morris, holds up
plans for Midway
photo by Byron Spires
immediate use was given for the
property at the first reading.
In addition, the commission-
ers approved a conceptual plan
for a new housing development
on PalmerRoad, Midway Gar-
According to Willie Lamb,
pastor of Lamb's Temple the
applicant for the new subdivi-
sion, it will be on 11 acres
between Palmer Road and Inter-
state 10, behind the church.
The proposed development will
have single family residences as
well as multi-family housing.
Lamb said that the develop-
ment was "a faith-based
approach to community build-
He compared what was
planned for the subdivision to
houses built by Habitat for
Humanity, adding that he
wanted to "make homes cheaper
and better", and that he intended
to use innovative ways to build
homes for people who could not
normally afford new housing.
With the increase in the size of
Midway, especially in residential
subdivisions, Mayor Delores
Quincy renews contract with city manager
by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
Willie Earl Banks will continue
as city manager of Quincy.
Banks' contract for another year
passed in a four-to-one vote, with
city commissioner Sherrie Taylor
voting not to retain Banks.
"I do have some concerns," Tay-
lor said about Banks' performance
as city manager. Taylor said that
she was concerned with the lack of
economic growth in the city and
referred to the City of Midway as
"There were five new busi-
nesses in Midway in 2004," Taylor
said. "We're gonna have to do
Taylor said that she was con-
cerned with the way the city's audit
had been handled and said she
expected that the commissioners
would be asked to remove money
from the reserves to keep the city's
bills paid. She was referring
to revenue sharing money that is
being withheld, until the city epo -
pletes its audit and turns it in to the
state. Taylor said she wanted
Banks put on a probationary
Mayor Derrick Elias reminded
Taylor that Banks was on an "eter-
nal probation", and worked at the
pleasure of the board. C i t y
property owner Sam Hawkins
defended Banks and told Taylor
that Midway's growth was because
of their proximity to Tallahassee
and because of Tallahassee's
growth. He added that the city
manager worked for the board.
"Don't say that the manager has
failed---but, that the board failed."
In other business:
The commission approved sev-
eral measures to stop speeding
motorists along Fourth Street,
Tenth Street, and Eleventh Street.
With a redesign of the intersection
of Ninth Street and Bonita Avenue.
There will be additional four-
way stops, three-way stops, speed
bumps and added patrols by the
city's police department.
., ;.,.:Citizens must obey. the four-
way stop signs," police chief Ger-
ald McSwain said.
Elias asked Banks about the
status of the city's audit. T h e
city's audit was due at the end of
September. Failing to have the
audit completed and to the state on
time could jeopardize the city's
receiving grant and revenue funds.
In December the commissioners
met with the city's auditors, Wat-
son and Rice, to discuss the lag-
ging audit completion. Problems
with the new state-required book-
keeping system had bogged down
the city's audit. It was discussed
then that the audit should be com-
pleted within a three week period.
Banks responded that the audit
would not be ready until the end of
next week. No explanation
was given for the delay.
* Two new employees were
announced at the Tuesday night
meeting. Banks said that
Frank Ritter was hired as the city's
new building official and Antonio
Jefferson was hired as General
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Lots of Seafood
PFpular dishes on our buffet
Baed Safood Sw et & Sour Sinr* Baied. MIssels
:Boild rini Baked -Crab Meat Onion Shrimp
CHINESE, AMERICAN & JAPANESE CUISINE
Sunday to Thursday 11:00 A.M. 10:30 P.M. Friday to Saturday 11:00 A.M. 11:00 P.M.
1123 W. Jefferson St. (Next to Hungry Howies)
The City of Gretna will host its
Annual Commemorative Celebration
of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. .
on Monday, January 17, 2005
beginning 10:00 a.m. with the
Annual freedom march from
Gretna Elementary School to
Gretna City Hall.
At 11:00 a.m. the Annual message
will be given by Mr. Fred Ganious,
former President of FAMU
Please plan on attending the annual event. V
For information please contact Gretna ''
City Hall at 856.5257.
Keep the Dream Alive
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Madison has been lobbying for
Midway to have a school. A com-
mittee has been set up that is
looking into ways for the city to
encourage the placement of a
school in Midway. The board
consists of local residents, educa-
tors and business owners.
According to the minutes of
the committee's last meeting,
land developer Lex Thompson
has donated 100 acres for the
construction of a charter school.
Thompson has been involved in
much of Midway's annexation
over the last two years.
Currently there is a housing
development underway on High-
way 268 west of Midway and
another potential residential area
of 1600 acres that was annexed
into the city last year. A
school, Madison said, was
important for the continued
growth of Midway.
The committee meets in an
open forum once a month at Mid-
way City Hall. Their next meet-
ing will be at 6:30 p.m. February
7. In other business--
* The commissioners adopted a
policy regarding abstaining from
voting. In the past several Mid-
way commissioners have
abstained from voting without
giving a reason.
According to city attorney
John Williams, a commissioner-
must provide a reason for
abstaining from voting. He said
that normally a commissioner
would abstain from voting when
that commissioner's vote would
affect a relative or if the commis-
sioner would receive financial
gain from a vote.
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LaTerrica Shondrea Dilworth
LaTerrica Shondrea Dilworth, 20 of Havana, died Wednesd
January 5, 2005 at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. A native
Quincy, she was a Survey Specialist with Kerr & Downs Resear
Co., a fulltime student at Tallahassee Community College, and me
ber of Richbay A.M.E. Church in Havana. Service will be at 11 a.
on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Bethelonia A.M.E. Church in Tallahass
with the Rev. Darnell West officiating. She will be interred at Sou
Side Cemetery in Tallahassee. Richardson's Family Funeral Care
Tallahassee is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is from 3-8 p.
Friday; Jan. 14 at the funeral home.
She is survived by her mother, Jenelle Waiters Allen of Hava
father, Terry G. Dilworth of Quincy; brother, Kartavious J. Dilwo
of Havana; maternal grandmother, Dorothy L. Waiters of Hava
stepfather and wife, Ernest and Mary Allen of Tallahassee; devote
friend, Cory Hodges of Tallahassee; godson, Christopher Bittle
Quincy; godparents, John and Jackie Clay of Tallahassee; spec
cousins, Gemette Dennard and Jarvis Hannah of Havana; and a h
of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Emmett C. Jackson, Jr.
Emmett C. Jackson, Jr., 63 of Orlando, died Friday, Jai
ary 7, 2005 in Orlando. A native of Mt. Pleasant, he lived in Gretn
l Quincy until 1959. He was the first Black Volkswagen mechan:
n Orlando and retired from Volkswagen in 1997. He was a me
ber of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando. Funeral se
ices will be Saturday, Jan. 15 at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Chut
in Orlando. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 14 from 4-8 p.m. at Mit(
11 Funeral Home in Orlando. Viewing locally will be Sunday, Jan.
from 12-3 p.m. at Betsey Funeral Home in Quincy, will graveside
vice at St. Paul Cemetery in Gretna to follow. Elder Ernest Jac
son officiating. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Thelma Jai
son of Orlando; daughters, Sandra Jackson of Miami, Jacqueline B
of Jacksonville; sons, Emmett C. Jackson III or Jacksonville, G
aid Jackson of Orlando, Keith Jackson of Orlando, Amechi Jai
son of Jacksonville, adopted son Dwayne Dickens of Orlando; 15
Elder Robert Larry
Elder Robert Larr. 78 of Mlidway. died Sunday. January 9, 2(
at Gadsden Connunlnit. Hospital in Quincy A nar\ e of Orangebu
SC, he was a resident of Midway for over 35 years. He was an
plane rigger, an evangelist, founder and pastor of Holy Ghost Mi
cle Revival, Inc. since 1956. He served in the US Marines and v
honorably discharged as an E-3. He was a Quincy radio personal
for many years.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at Pentecostal Chui
of Jesus Christ, 207 Charlie Harris Loop, with burial in the Pen
costal Burial Ground, Quincy, with military honors. Bishop Mi
onette Bryant will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 15 fr,
5-8 p.m. at Madry Chapel. Madry Memorial Funeral Chapel is
charge of arrangements.'
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Berube Larry of Keyport, ]
daughters, Elizabeth Larry (Russell) Woodson and Cossette Larry
Brooklyn, NY, Naomi Larry Byrd of Tallahassee, and Jo Anna La
(Dawan) Harley of Union Beach, NJ; a son, Benjamin Larry of N
York City; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Charles E. Rowan
Charles E. "Eddie" Rowan, 47 of Tallahassee, died on Tuesd
January 4, 2005 in Tallahassee. He was a native of Marion Cour
Services were Friday, Jan. 7, at Flat Creek Cemetery with the R
Mark McNees and Rev. Steve Liles officiating. McClellan Fune
Home, Quincy, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Marie Clark Rowan
Greensboro; brother, Bill Rowan of Douglasville, GA; aunt, Re
Clark of Clermont; and uncle, B. Scott Clark of Greensboro.
Rosa Mae Spencer
Rosa Mae Spencer, 78 of
Havana, died Sunday, January 9,
2005 at home. A native of Reno,
GA, she was a resident of Havana
for 75 years. She was a farm
laborer and a member of Havana
congregation of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses, where funeral services
will be held Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2
p.m. with Michael Francis offici- .
eating. Visitation will be Friday, -'B .
Jan. 14 at Madry Chapel. Madry "
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters,
Audrey Bradwell (Johnny) Murphy of Quincy, Julia Spencer (Se
mie) Battles of .Havana, and Barbara (Olu) Sawyer of Tallahass
brothers, Lee Manuel (Betty) Herring of Sweeny, TX, and Wi
Benjamin (Jessie) Sanders of Tallahassee; 'and sister-in-law, E
Candidate of Vallejo, CA; three grandchildren and one great-gra
Henry MIacK B"ooster" pooney, Jr.
Henry Mack "Booster"
Spooney, Jr., 68 of Quincy, died
Sunday, January 9, 2005 at Talla-
hassee Memorial Hospital in Tal-
ay, lahassee. A native of Ocilla, GA,
of he was a resident of Quincy for.
rch 50 years. He was a retired heavy
m- equipment operator and a mem-
.m. ber of Deliverance Temple
see Church of God In Christ in
th- Gretna, where he was a deacon,
in head of transportation ministry i.
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ana superintendent of unaay
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Miracle
Temple Church of God in Christ in Gretna, with burial in Sunnyvale
Cemetery. Elder Jesse Matthews will officiate. Visitation will be Fri-
day, Jan. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Madry Chapel. Madry Memorial
Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Lee Hatten Spooney of Quincy;
sons, Glenn Anderson and Henry M. Spooney III of Quincy; daugh-
ters, Sharon (Earliest) McNealy and Amelia (Derrick) Price of Chat-
tahoochee, and Tanina Spooney of Quincy; brother, Willie B. (Laura)
Spooney of Douglas, GA; sisters, Mary Clark of Douglas, GA,
Shirley (Jerry) Moffett of Atlanta, GA, and Octavia (Thomas) Mizell
of Wray, GA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Carolyn Chester Williams, 63, of Hosford, died on Saturday, Jan-
uary 8, 2005 at home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Services were held Tuesday, January 11, at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was interred at Sanders Cemetery,
and McClellan Funeral Home of Bristol was in charge of arrange-
She is survived by her husband, Bobby H. Williams of Hosford;
daughters, Pam Addison of Tallahassee, Stephanie W. Maige and
Ashley Williams of Hosford; brother Billy Pullam of Tallahassee;
sisters, Sherlene Richter and Linda Jones of Hosford; and one grand-
Minister Gre eno n ord
for 51 years' ministry
The Evangelistic Conference
Center, along with many area
churches and pastors will be hon-
oring Minister Ellen R. Walker
Green a women and a pioneer, as
well as a legend in preaching the
gospel for 51 rears this Feb. 5. No
one who has truly taken on the
"full armour" of God, called or
chosen by God, should miss this
The program is scheduled for 6
p.m. Saturday, Jan 22, at the Old
Southside Elementary School on
Lincoln Drive, Chattahoochee. If
you need more information or
directions, please call Pastor
Lertha Jones Yhap at 850-442-
9306 or 850-442-4605. If we fail to
contact you and you have been
blessed by Minister Green's pres-
ence or if you just read this article,
please feel compelled to come!
Rev. Nathaniel Trumpet of Talla-
hassee, pastor of Blessed Hope
Missionary Baptist Church in
Quincy will deliver the message.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER,
GRANDMOTHER, SISTER & AUNT
FEBRUARY 12, 1927 JANUARY 14, 2004
BRENDA JOHN JR.
SIS. SALLIE LEE PALMER SMITH
God saw you getting weary
He did what He thought best,
He put His arms around you
And whispered "Come and Rest."
A YEAR HAS PASSED, BUT YOU'RE STILL IN OUR HEARTS
Happy memories are in our thoughts today.
Our memories are a treasure time cannot take away.
You were always part of Gods intricate plan.
Earth was never your final home; IP
You were created for something much better.
John Albert, Jacque, Wee John, Rashad & Jamal
Yo.0~ r lds pr o~d nrct ln
First Elizabeth Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
honor the memory of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. on
Monday, Jan. 17 from 12
noon-lp.m. Guest speaker
for the occasion will be
former city commissioner
Glendale Russ, former
Ford will preside. There
will also be special musi-
cal guest. Pastor Larryis-
sac F. Scott is inviting the
entire community to share
in this annual observance.
The church is located at
1030 Martin Luther King
Jr. Blvd in Quincy. For
please contact the pastor
New Evangel Temple
Bishop Rushie L. Dixon, Jurisdictional
Prelate of Central FL, Jurisdiction #1
will be officiating the installation service
for the new pastor of New Evangel
Temple C.O.G.I.C. on January 14, at
7:30 p.m. for Elder Richard Ash, II.
Elder'Ash is 'the husband of SigS-
Shaj niitrel 1h and lathrcrof threechiiUO
dren. He is the son of Supt. Richard Ash,
Sr. and District Missionary Veronica '
Ash. All are welcome to attend.
i In Loving Mlemory of "
Corine Belle Palmer P
February 29. 1932
January IS, 2003
Your legacy of love and elf-.
Slessness lives on in our
hearts. We rmiss you ever i:
Sday. We are comforted.
Love You Alwavs, i
S"Fo .we .ilk by ,nh, noCt Tu by
ilght. \e me confidient, ie, '
Su-el pleased rather to be
S.bse own thie body ar.d nr:
be ) present .d, the Lord
2 Corinthians 5:-8 NKJV i
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In Memory of Annette McGriff
November 16, 1963 January 10, 1999
A loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend
If we could have a lifetime wish
A dream that would come true,
We'd pray to God-with all our hearts
For yesterday and you.
A thousand words can't bring you back
We know because .we've tried...
A thousand tears can't bring you back
We know because we've cried... ..
You left behind our broken hearts
And happy memories too...
But 'we never wanted memories
We only wanted you.
Author Unknown -
Mama, Julius, Richard, Laurance, li, i, & James McGriff
and your nieces & t ews
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you, Jesus, for allowing some
of us to be able to see this day.
Some are stressed out from
shopping for ourselves, rela-
tives and freinds. We call it
Jesus' birthday, but who
receives the gifts? Who enjoys
the trips and who ate the food?
It's time for a change.
Jesus is the reason for the,
sea How different Jesus was
at birth. He entered a stable,
not a palace. Thank God for
giving his son to save the
whole world. We sing "Joy to
the World, the Lord is come",
but is it joy to the world today
or sadness? The Lord must
reign in our hearts to make the
difference. Is there peace on
Earth? We as humble servants
needto pray that God and sin-
nerf l reconcile. It's time for
The Earth needs to receive
her ,ng. Every heart needs to
prej e Him room to come in
and take over and change our
direction to obey and follow
His direction, in any and every
situation. It's time for a call to
action. Matthew l:21b: "Thou
shall call his name Jesus for he
shall save his people from
their sins." Who are his peo-
,ple?,saiah 58:9a reads: "Then
Lshalkthou call, and the Lord :
sh.ill answ el: thou shalt cry,' -
and he shall say, Here I am."
Let us begin to call and seek
change for the condition of the
world. Lord, increase our
faith. Help our youth. They are
crying out for help, Let us
keep our focus on Jesus and
"Behold, I am with thee and
will keep thee in all place
whither thou goest and will
bring thee again into this land.
I wlll not leave thee nor for-
sake thee until I have done
that which I have spoken to
thee of." Genesis 28:15 NKJV
God will never break a
promise. IIChronicles 7:14: "If
my people which are called by
my name, will humble them-
selves, and pray, and seek my
face, d turn from their
wic5 ways; then will I hear
from"'Eeaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal the
w are the people of God?
Do we really know? It's time
for a change. We need to real-
ize who we are as children of
God.Our Father owns the
whole world. Matt. 7:& "Ask
and it shall be given you, seek
and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you."
Gadsden County Times January 13, 2005 7
America's Backyard: Our History Assembled
The artwork of Omar Thompson at Gadsden Arts Center
Midway on the move again
Ground broken for Heavy Metal Equipment
New firm to sell, service
equipment; to hire 12-15
David Gardner, Gadsden County Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director, announced this
morning the opening of He Metal Equipment of
North Florida. The grou ibreaking ceremonies
were held at the site Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at
"We are very excited about coming to Gadsden
County," Greg Russell, Owner of Heavy Metal
Equipment, said, "We are looking forward to get-
ting involved in the great community here."
The $3 million company will be located at 31805
Blue Star Highway in Midway. The 11,000 square
foot building will lie on five acres just off Highway
90. The company plans to expand the square
footage in years to come to 22,000 square feet.
"We welcome Heavy Metal Equipment to Gads-
den County, and are so excited about the vast
growth we have seen in just the last couple of
months in our county," Delores Madison, Midway
City Mayor, stated.
The company will employee anywhere from 12 to
15 employees locally. Heavy Metal Equipment
specializes in sales, parts, and service of many
brands such as Komatsu, Caterpillar, and John
Deere. They also sell high end, previously owned
construction and forestry equipment.
"We are elated to have this business coming into
Gadsden County, providing more jobs and growth
for the community," Eugene Lamb, Gadsden
County Commissioner, said.
Heavy Metal Equipment of North Florida will be
accepting applications in August 2005, when you
can then apply at 31805 Blue Star Highway, Mid-
way, Florida 32343. For more information on
Heavy Metal Equipment of North Florida please
contact Greg Russell at 31805 Blue Star Highway
or via phone (850) 576-7250. For more additional
information on economic development in Gadsden
County please contact David Gardner at 208 North
Adams Street, Quincy, Florida 32351 or via phone
Fresh from his win of Best in
Show at the Mobile Museum of
Art, Southeastern Juried Exhibi-
tion, Omar Thompson brings his
artwork to the Gadsden Arts
Center for an exhibit opening
Friday, January 14th.
The strong, gritty mixed media
assemblages utilizing shredded
rubber, old shoes, kitchen and
farm utensils and an amazing
assortment of found objects will
touch your heart and mind.
A lecture by the artist about the
work will be held in the main
gallery of the arts center, Sunday
afternoon, January 16th at 3 PM.
The lecture is free and open to
Thompson currently teaches
ceramics and ceramic sculpture
at Florida A & M University. He
also maintains a private studio at
Railroad Square where he
actively works on private and
public commissions most
recently a ceramic mural for the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
and work for art collector Elliot
Perry of the NBA Phoenix Suns.
Born in Miami, Florida,
Thompson holds a BA degree in
Art Education from FAMU as tions locally and nati
well as an MFA from Ohio State including The High Muse
University in Columbus. Art, Atlanta; Stanford Uni
He has taught at the college Stanford CA; and the Bi
level for Hampton University, ham Civil Rights Museun
The New World School of Art in work can be found in mar
Miami, FL and the Marist School vate and corporate colle
in Atlanta, GA. He has been
honored with awards and exhibi- See Arts Center on F
"Step Up, Florida! 2005"
information meeting Jan. 18
"Step Up, Florida On Our
Way to Healthy Living!" is a
statewide initiative promoting
physical activity and healthy
lifestyles to Florida's citizens
and visitors. This point-to-point
relay will come through all cor-
ners of Gadsden County on Sat-
urday, February 12, 2005. It also
showcases the numerous oppor-
tunities to be physically active in
Florida,. especially Gadsden
Community leaders and the
public are invited to a planning
meeting for the event on Tues-
day, January 18, 2005 from
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at TCC
Quincy House, 216 North Adams
St. in downtown Quincy.
Refreshments will be served.
If you would like to participate
in Step Up, Florida! but cannot
attend the planning meeting on'
January 18, 2005, or additional
Beryl Richardson, Step Up,
Florida! 2005 Coordinator
Gadsden County Health Dept.
850-875-7200 ext. 311 Phone
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Restaurant to unveil new look with special events
Customers of the Quincy Pizza
Hut will get an eye-opening sur-
prise the next time they visit the
restaurant. Pizza Hut franchisee,
NPC International, announced
that it has recently completed a
major remodeling of the restau-
rant, located at 1606 West Jeffer-
STo celebrate its new look, the
Quincy Pizza Hut will be holding
special grand reopening events
on January 18. Events inc te:
Pizza Hut employees,'ong
with members of the Gadsden
County Chamber of Commerce
and city officials, will celebrate
the grand reopening with a rib-
bon-cutting ceremony on Janu-
ary 18 at 10:45 a.m.
January 18 will be American
Cancer Society Day at Pizza Hut.
Customers who present fundrais-
ing vouchers to Pizza Hut
employees will have 20 percent
of their pizza purchase donated
back to American Cancer Society
From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
WWLD will be broadcasting live
from the Quincy Pizza Hut offer-
ing giveaways to those in atten-
"We are very excited to offer
our customers in Quincy the
same great Pizza Hut pizza in a
fresh, new environment," says
Ronda Flowers, area general
manager for the Quincy restau-
"It has been several years since
we last remodeled the restaurant,
and it was time to reward our
faithful consumers with a mod-
ern look on both the inside and
We are also pleased to be able
to give back to the community by
donating a portion of our pizza
sales on January 18 to the Amer-
ican Cancer Society. The people
of Quincy have always supported
Pizza Hut, and we wanted to do
something to honor their com-
mitment to us."
The remodeled location fea-
tures a completely new exterior
and front of house interior,
ceramic tile floors, new d6cor,
booths, tables and new -carpet
The Quincy Pizza Hut has a
family friendly feature on Tues-
day nights. Every Tuesday from
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is Kids'
Buffet Night. One child, age 12
and under, can eat for free from
the buffet for every adult meal is
The Quincy location is open
11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, and 11:00
a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Friday and
Saturday. On Sundays the
restaurant is opened from 12:00
noon until 9:00 p.m. The restau-
rant features dine-in and carryout
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SQuincy Lions Club members W.O. Whittle and Howard Young
load up wheel chairs and walkers for the injured and crippled needy
in Peru. The equipment will be shipped through the Pensacola Lions
Club, putting into action the Lions motto: We Serve.
Brenteysha Samona Houston
graduated from Tallahassee
Community College with Hon-
ors in May 2004. She is continu-
ing her education in Social Work
at, Florida State University
where she has been placed on
the Dean's list.
She is the daughter of
Ramona Turner and grand-
daughter of Henry and Elma
Brenteysha is a member of.
Bear Creek Bethel MB Church
where she sings in the choir.
Heather Denee Bolton and Adam Joseph Suber
Bolton, Suber to wed
i Judy and Mal Hilliard, Cler-
mont, Florida and Tom and Susie
Bolion. Havana, announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Heather Denee Bolton, to Adam
SHer fiance's parents are Joseph
and Mary Suber of Quincy,
ilorida. The bride-elect is a
native of Havana and is a 2002
graduate of Atlanta Christian
College with a degree in Elemen-
tary Education. She is currently
a first grade teacher at Hamilton
E. Holmes Elementary School in
The groom-elect is a native of
Quincy and is a 2002 graduate of
The Jacksonaire Gospel Singers
cordially invite the public to attend
their 14th anniversary celebration
starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15th
4t Friendship AME Church on Wire
Road and Reed Street in Chatta-
hoochee. The celebration Will con-
tinue at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16th.
The Singers invite all area
soloists, groups and choirs to partic-
ipate in this event by contacting
Lewis Edwards at 850-663-2688 or
Beatrice Jackson at 850-663-4143.
Groups from Florida, Georgia and
Alabama are scheduled to appear.
Rev. Angus Jackson, Jr. is the pas-
Atlanta Christian College with a
degree in Business Administra-
tion and Accounting.
He is currently employed as the
Accounting Officer for Atlanta
Christian College in Eastpoint,
The wedding is planned for
April 23, 2005 at the Boat Club
in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Tykierria is one
Tykierria Za'Kirah High-
man's first birthday will be
January 13. She is the daughter
of Myra Jeffery and Christo-
pher Highman. Her maternal
grandparents are Bessie Louise
Jeffery and Sammie James Jef-
fery, Sr; her paternal grandpar-
ents are Sarah Brown and
Major Highman IV.
Tykierria's birthday party
will be held at Pizza Hut in
Quincy on Saturday, Jan. 15 at
Jay's 1st Birthday
O'Mari Jashone Ross "Jay"
celebrates his first birthday on
Jan. 15. He is the son of Tonya
Turner and Wendrez Ross. His
maternal prandparents are
Delores Miller and Robert
Turner; his paternal grandpar-
ents are Juanita Parrish and Wal-
lace Ross; and his godmother is
Jay will have a birthday party
at the Fire Dept. substation in
Quincy at 2 p.m. All family and
friends are invited.
Continued from Page 7
including the Atlanta Life
Insurance Company and the
Anheuser-Busch Company, St.
In speaking of this exhibit,
Thompson says "I speak in the
voice of the DJALI enacting
stories forgotten, hidden,
obscured and silenced. "
America's Backyard is a
reflection of the hardships cn!.
fronted in thie African Amerir
can's fight to become part of
the inclusive society of United
The opening reception for
America's Backyard at the
Gadsden Arts Center, 13 N.
Madison, Quincy runs from 7
to 9 PM on January 14th. The
public is invited and a $1
donation is suggested for non-
members. Beside Thompson's
riveting work, there'll be light
The exhibit continues
through February 18th. Regu-
lar gallery, hours are 10 to 5
Tuesday through Saturday; 1
to 5 Sunday. The gallery is
closed Mondays and holidays.
8For more information, call
875-4866, email info@gads-
denarts.com or check the web-
Thanks for making
The Gadsden County
Evangelist Condry's poems published
Evangelist Eunice Condry
has released a collection of
poems in a book called "Spiri-
Carrying out her duties as a
home health aide she was
inspired to write poems. She
feels her purpose for writing is
"to inspire or reach souls for
Christ, and to let them know
that they can make it, even if
they have failed." She was born
and raised in Gadsden County
and is presently employed by
the Gadsden County School
Board as a substitute teacher.
The book is available at
The family of the late Jerry
"Mutt" Smith celebrated Christ-
mas with a memorial Christmas
dinner in his honor.
The ceremony included the
lighting of candles, and a floral
Barnes & Noble bookstore in
arrangement by wife, Mary
The dinner was held at his
home on the Attapulgus High-
way with 25 guests. To forever
cherish his memory are-his chil-
dren Geraldine, Jerry "Bubba",
Maricia and Wesley, and a host
of family and friends.
birth of daughter
Laterika and Shunthomas
Walker are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter Shauniya
Nalana-Nicole Walker born on
December 29, 2004. Shauniya
weighed 6 pounds and was 18
3/4 inches long. Grandmothers
are Wanda Veneszee of Quincy
and Gaynell Bailey of Greens-
boro. Grandfathers are Dennis
Sfioemaie of California., .and:
Thorimas Walker of Gree&sbor'o.,-"
White named to
college honor list
Quincy resident Jerron T.
White was named to the Vice
President's Honor List for the
Fall 2004 term at North Florida
Community College in Madison.
The public is invited
to attend the
Friends of the Library
on January 18th
at 5 pm
in Quincy, Florida
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The boy's district is really a toss-up In 3-A the Munruoe girls should be Maybe I'll be better than 2-2 this
hired with the Jaguars looking the best on seeded second behind defending state week.
paper. However they have lost a district champion FAMU who could possibly In the AFC I'll take the Colts and the
game to Suwannee Co. and Wakulla be the state queens again. Munroe has a Steelers. I picked Indianapolis to win
Co.. Madison Co., Taylor Co. and good chance to advance in the state the Super bowl before the season started'
S.i.' Florida High have taken turns beating play-offs though, and I'll stay on the Manning band'
Long each other. Their district could be a real The boys are mired in probably the wagon, though I feel New England:
dog fight. toughest Class A district in the state. should be favored. I think the Steelers.
By Joe Ferolito In 4-2A West Gadsden's boys and FAMU. defending state runner-up are rested enough and more physical
.girls team could be in the thick of Apalachicola, and Pope John Paul all than the Jets.
things. have been state ranked this year and all In the NFC I'm picking Philadelphia.
Basketball Overview Maclay appears to be headed for the are bonified contenders for the district to hold off Minnesota, but I think thel.
It seems like basketball season just top seed in boys play but Jefferson Co.. crown. Rams will pull another upset and elimi-
started but in a few weeks the teams will North Florida, and West Gadsden all nate Atlanta.
be getting ready for district play. have athlete's who are getting their bas- Picking The Play-OTfs This sets up the Colts meeting Pitts-.
County teams in the FHSAA kind of ketball feet under them. In a couple of Like all other experts. I kind of burgh next week in the AFC. and
shape up like this. weeks things could be interesting: goofed last week in picking the NFL Philadelphia facing St. Louis for the
In District 2-3A East Gadsden's girl's The girl's main competition should The Lady Panthers seem headed for Wild Card winners. NFC title.
and boys teams should both be top come from Florida High, a team the a 2 seed in their district, with North I hit on St. Louis and the Colts but
seeded, lady Jaguars have yet to play this year. Florida figuring to be the top seed. got busted by Minnesota and the Jets.
in Hawaiian trip
Ronnie Jackson a sophomore at West Gadsden High School had
a trip to remember in the Junior Olympic trials in Hawaii over the
Jackson won 6 medals including 5 gold during the week long
Jackson was on the championship 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams,
anchoring both events.
He was first in the 200 meters and in the long jump with a leap
'He also won a special competition which included a 30 meter
sprint, a standing long jump, a triple jump, and an overhead shot
He finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.6.
The trials featured over 300 (boys and girls) from all over the
Jackson was All- Gadsden County in football, plays on the Pan-
ther basketball team and is the state's defending 100 meter cham-
Player of the Week
East Gadsden High School
I l ",U 1 I.
Eric had 12 points and 14
rebounds in the Jaguars' District
2-3A win over Swannee County Fri-
110 S. 9th, Quincy 627-9541
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EGHS tops Suwannee West Gadsden
in district play 82-58
East Gadsden had 4 players score in double fig-
ures as they eased by Suwannee Co. 82-58 in a
District 2-3A boy's basketball contest Friday night.
Octavious Stafford (17), Brandon Bryant (16),
Ricky Gennie (12), and Eric Cato (12) were the
twin figure scorers for the home team.
The Jaguars who jumped to a 47-31 halftime
lead were led in rebounding by Cato who snatched
off 14 and in assists by Bryant who had 11.
Saturday night East Gadsden faced Rickards in
a road game and lost 82-60 with Jermonte Bush's
27 points leading the Raiders. Bryant was the
Jaguars only double-figure scorer putting up 15.
East Gadsden's record is 9-5 and they play
Wakulla in a home game today (Thurs.) and will
play at Florida High Friday. They are also on the
road'iplaying at Madison Co:.'next Tuesday. All
games are District 3A contests.
Player of the Week
West Gadsden High School
Ronnie won six medals including 5
golds in the Junior Olympic Trials
over the holiday break. The trials
were held in Hawaii.
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squeaks y NFCS
Trailing 41-34 entering the last quarter Friday
night the West Gadsden Panthers looked as if they
might fall to 0-2 in District 4-2A.
The home team rallied with a 16-8 quarter
advantage and came away with a 50-49 win over
Ten players scored for the Panthers who were
led by Brian Walkers 13 points and Larry Jackson's
It was the Panthers second home win in a row.
They downed TCLI 70-56 on Thursday night. In
that game L. Jackson and Chris Atkins had 13
points each and Andrico Ivory hit 11.
Tuesday night West Gadsden lost to Jefferson
Co. 78-67, in Monticello. Larry Jackson was again-
top scorer for the Panthers as he hit 17.
The Panthers are scheduled for 2 games this
See BASKETBALL on Page 10
Player of the Week
Robert F. Munroe
Dominique scored. 19 points in one
contest and 17 in another during
Munroe's basketball week.
1013 W. Jefferson St., Quincy
The East Gadsden Jaguar?
Football Boosters will be
electing officers for the.
upcoming 2005 football sea-,
son on Monday, Feb.' 7, 6:30
p.m. in the East Gadsden
High School cafeteria. ]
If you desire to become an
officer please attend at this
time. All paid members are
encouraged to be present.
If you have questions
please call Jurlie Canty,
president, at 875-1651 after
5:30 p.m. or 245-7439 from
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Player of the Week
Tallavana Christian School
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Keith had a 26-point/5-assist game
as Tallavana defeated TC Covenant '
in a Tuesday night Panhandle
Christian Conference contest
15 S. Madison St.
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week. They host Sneads Thursday and play at
North Florida next Tuesday. West Gadsden's
Panhandle foes fall
Tallavana got themselves into the hunt for the
Panhandle Christian Conference crown with a pair
of conference wins this past week.
In a road contest last Friday the Lion defeated
Dale County Al. 49-39, holding on after taking a
28-15 halftime lead. Craig Bolton had 17 points
-and 13 rebounds to top the Lion effort in the
game. Keith cooper also had an a good night scor-
ing 8 with 7 assists and 7 steals.
S The Lioh returned to their den Tuesday night
and devoured P.C. Covenant 72-56 with cooper
putting in a team high 26 points. Bolton added 22
and had 16 rebounds.
Tallavana's record is 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the
conference. They play at Aucilla Thursday night
and will host Carrabelle Tuesday in a pair of non-
Bobcats lose 2 in
district this week
The Munroe boys basketball team took on a
pair of top runners in District 3-A this past week.
Friday Apalachicola trimmed the Bobcats 80-
46 after jumping to a 39-17 halftime lead.
Dominique Whigham's 19 points led Munroe
and BeeJay Philmore had 16.
Tuesday night FAMU bested the Cats 89-35
with D. Whigham leading the Munroe effort with
Munroe's record is 3-9.
Thursday, play at Carrabelle
Wewahitchka next Monday.
They host Chiles
Friday, and host
Environmental health study under way
SThe Gadsden County Commu-
nity is being asked to evaluate
their community's environmental
The Gadsden County Health
Department is happy to have the
opportunity to participate. Citi-
zens of the Gadsden County
community are being asked to
embrace this opportunity to get
involved in their own future.
The project is grassroots and
community-driven. This unique
process involves collaboratively
conducting assessments, priori-
tizing, and strategic planning,
Shanks Class of 1996
' It's about that time to begin
planning for our 2006 "10 year"
The James A. Shanks High
School class officers of 1996 will
be holding a planning committee
interest meeting at Crossroad
Academy' Charter School on
Sunday, January 30th at 4:00
We are encouraging all class
members and all persons inter-
ested in serving on the planning
committee to attend.
During this meeting a commit-
tee will be formed and commit-
tee officers will be elected.,
Please contact Octavius Jack-
son @ 627-6077 if you have any
questions or need additional
information regarding this meet-
ing. Thanks in advance for your
Any Florida student enrolled in
fourth or fifth grades during the
2004-2005 school is eligible to
enter the American Red Cross
poster contest. First prize is a
$100 savings bond, second price
with the goal of acting upon
environmental health concerns in
order to improve the quality of
life in the Gadsden County com-
The Gadsden County Health
Department will provide techni-
cal assistance and serve as facili-
tator for this process. A team of
concerned citizens, business
owners, government agencies,
and other stakeholders will par-
ticipate in the process through
thirteen prescribed steps.
Parties interested in participat-
ing should call Vivian R. Howard,
a $50 savings bond and third
prize a $25 savings bond.
Top judged poster from each
county school district will be dis-
played in the rotunda of the state
capitol during Florida's Haz-
ardous Weather Awareness
Posters must be submitted on
poster or illustration board,
approximately 15" by 20". All
artwork; must be, original :and
may be any media EXCEPT pen-
cil, chalk, charcoal or glitter.
(Stencilled, traced, computer-
generated or commercially man-
ufactured stick-on lettering or
graphics are not allowed.)
Posters will be judged on both
the clarity of the preparedness
message and the quality of the
art. 'Posters with misspelled
words will be eliminated.
All posters will become the prop-
erty of the American Red Cross.
Identification on the reverse of
the poster should include the
artist's name, age, grade, home
address. telephone number and
names of parents. School name,
address and telephone number
along with the name of the art
instructor (if any) and classroom
teacher should also appear.
Posters must be packed,
wrapped flat and mailed to
American Red Cross, 187 Office
Plaza Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Posters must be postmarked on
or before Tuesday, Feb. 15. Win-
ners will be notified by mail.
EAST GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL JAGUARS
Jan. 13 Wakulla Home .6:00*
Jan. 14 Florida High Away 4:30**
Jan. 18 Madison Away 6:00*
Jan. 14 Florida High Away 6/7:30
Jan. 18 Madison Home 5:30/7:30
Jan. 19 Rickards Home 6/7:30
ROBERT F. MUNROE BOBCATS
Jan. 13 Chiles Home 6/7:30
Jan. 14 Carrabelle Away 6/7:30
Jan. 17 Wewahitchka Home 6/7:30
Jan. 18 Wakulla Home 6/7:30
Jan. 14 Carrabelle Away 7:30
Jan. 18 FAMU Away 4/6:00
WEST GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL PANTHERS
Jan. 13 Sneads Home 6:00
Jan. 18 N. FL Christian Away 6:00
Jan. 13 Liberty Away 5:30
Jan. 18 N. FL Christian Away 5:00
TALLAVANA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL LIONS
Jan. 13 Aucilla Away 1:00
Jan. 18 Carrabelle Home 5:00
*Boys Varsity & JV, Girls Varsity'
f1797 Pat Thomas Pkwy, Quincy
or Melissa Brock at the Environ-
mental Health Division of the
Gadsden County Health Depart-
ment at 850-875-7223 ext. 414,
or email Vivian Howard at
or Melissa Brock at
Melissa_Halley @ doh.state.fl.us.
Residents of Gadsden County
and any organization working in
the community are encouraged to
participate in this first meeting,
which will be held on Tuesday,
January 18, 2004 from 5:30pm -
7:30pm at the Gadsden County
Public Library-341 East-Jeffer-
son Street in Quincy.
For more information, call the
Environmental Health Division
of the Gadsden County Health
Department at 850-875-7223 ext.
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David S. Gholson, Sr.
David S. Gholson, Sr., 81 of
Chattahoochee, died Wednesday,
January 12, 2005 at his home in
He was a retired banker and
until his death was an employee
with Gadsden County. He was a
native and lifelong resident of
Chattahoochee where he was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church. He was a US
Air Force 2d Lt. B 17 navigator
in WW II.
Graveside services will be at 3
p.m. EST Friday, January 14 at
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chat-
Funeral Home is in charge of
He is survived by his daughter,
Sabrina (Phillip) Bass of Chatta-
hoochee; his son, Sidney
(Catherine) Gholson of Newnan,
GA; brother, Angus (Eloise)
Gholson of Chattahoochee; sis-
ter-in-law, Elizabeth Joyner of
Tallahassee; grandsons, Ben and
Sam Bass of Chattahoochee, and
Garrett Gholson of Newnan,
GA. He was preceded in death
by his beloved wife, Frankie C.
Gholson in 2002.
Memorial contributions may
be made to First United
Methodist Church Building
Fund, 18 W. Marion St, Chatta-
hoochee, FL 32324.
Mt. Zion PB news
Intercessary prayer service each
Monday and Tuesday at 12 noon.
Youth teaching and Bible study
Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Gospel mass choir rehearsal
Thursday 7 p.m.
Auction at Mt. Zion PB Church
Saturday, Jan. 15 10 a.m. Furniture,
vases, lamps, rugs, dinnerware and
much more for sale. Refreshments
will be sold.
Middle FL/GA workshop at New
Zion PB Church in Tallahassee.
Breakfast 8 a.m, youth in charge,
followed by the workshops at,9:30
Church school Sunday morning
9:30, morning worship service at 11
a.m. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr birthday
Deacons and mothers meeting
Monday at 7 p.m.
The clothes closet and food pantry
is available for those needing this
service, please call 627-8442 for
Men Day at
New Hope MB
Men Day program will be held
Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.. Speaker is
Rev. Alvin Bush, Sr; pastor is Rev.
Eddie York, Sr. Everyone is cor-
dially invited. New Hope is located
in Mt. Pleasant.
New Life Deliverance's
Porter hosts revival
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ministries.com. The church is
located at 848-B Blountstown High-
way in Tallahassee.
The Homecoming team at TMBC
would like to invite .all past memi
bers and friends to our 51st home,
coming celebration on Sunday, Feb,
6th. There will be services at 8:30
and 11 a.m. followed by dinner on
the grounds. Everyone is welcome.
For information call 627-8152.
Trinity Deliverance &
Restoration Center News
Pastor Bonnie Green would like tq
thank everyone who donated to the
Thanksgiving and Christmas menu
Pastor Green will be attending the
World Harvest Church Ministerial
Fellowship in Daytona. Jan. 14th"
Living Faith Church. Jan. 23-26thl
winter conference at Divine Faith
Ministries in Jonesboro, GA. Jan:
29-30th, Christ the Rock in Mem-
phis, TN. Prophet Palmer will render
the service in Pastor Green's
absence, Sundays 10 a.m., Wednes-
days 7 p.m.
Congratulations are in order for
new father and mother, Prophet
Palmer and Marilyn, for their seven
pound bouncing baby boy.
Gadsden County Times January 13, 2005 11
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spray marked "crawling insect
She said that women may suf-
fer more problems with vermin
because their cell block is near-
est doors that lead to the court-
- As much as possible, Young
said he will try to make life in
jail a little more humane for the
inmates. For instance, last week
he bought 300 plastic bins with
lids to hold personal items of the
inmates. "Before they had to put
their things in brown paper bags
or on the floor," Young said.
dells are getting a new coat of
paint. When completed, all the
walls will be sky blue and the
cell doors and floors will sport
The work, according to
Young, will all be done by
inmates. "They have volun-
teered to do this. They want to
make their surroundings as nice
as possible, I guess, while they
Fre in here." Sprucing up the
cell blocks has another more
important motive to Young. "If
the cells are clean, it will keep
down the spread of viruses and
disease," he said.
All it takes is for one
inmate to come in with the flu
and Young has a monumental
problem. Tuesday, there were
208 inmates in a facility built for
150. In the. cell block that
houses females, all the beds have
been taken and newcomers must
sleep on the floor on mattresses.
Mattresses line the walls around
the bottom floor.
The women will be issued their
plastic bins Thursday, and they
say they will be happy for the
small amount of privacy even
the see-through bins offer.
The jail was built in 1989, and
there has been little maintenance
since, said Young. The jail
administrator. Major Janes
'Morgan. said the secure cell
doors must also be replaced.
"The company that manufac-
tured these electronic doors went
out of business shortly after the
jail was built. I doubt that you
could find the parts now even to
repair them," he said. Young
estimates the cost of new doors
to be around $5,000.
New metal benches have
already been installed in the
lobby area. Next, the visitation
room will get a face lift.
"We going to paint it, replace
the glass with plexiglass and
install telephones. Inmates must
speak to visitors through a small
opening. They have no privacy
and that isn't fair to them or their
families," Young said.
A part-time officer will be
aired to keep an eye on inmates
and visitors. A new camera will
)e remounted near the ceiling as
n extra security precaution.
"There are a lot of things that
need to be done, but we're work-
fng on it," Young said.
Continued from Page 1
two speakers and a silent prayer in honor
of the legacy of peace and goodwill fos-
tered by Dr. King.
On Monday the sixth annual Unity
Breakfast will be held at the Joe Ferolito
Recreation Center at 8 a.m. The free
breakfast will offer a full southern tradi-
tional fare including sausage, eggs, grits,
biscuits, Danish, juice and coffee. Maggie
Lewis, Leon County School Board Dis-
trict 3, will be the keynote speaker.
Others on the program will include local
talents presented by children from the
Gadsden County schools and churches.
The breakfast will be served by commis-
sioners from the City of Quincy and other
"This is always a very nice affair. Our
citizens look forward to it and we are
more than happy to join hands with an
organization such as Gadsden NHBW to
make this a reality. One of the things that
Dr. King stood for was uniting people
together. It would be wonderful if all of
our citizens in Quincy sat down together
Monday morning over a great meal," said
Willie Earl Banks, city manager.
The City of Chattahoochee also has a
day of activities planned including prayer
breakfast and parade. Later in the day, res-
idents will gather at the Johnny Johnson
Pavilion for music, food, games and ven-
In Havana, the annual parade will begin
at 10 a.m. and wind its way through
Havana to Palace AME Church where
they will enjoy a spiritual program and
food on the grounds.
The oldest King celebration in the
county will be held again this year in
Gretna, beginning at 11 a.m. with the
symbolic march from the Gretna Elemen-
Unity on the Square celebration Saturda
Mark your calendar for the big
"Unity on the Square: A Martin
Luther King Jr. Birthday Cele-
bration" Saturday, January 15th.
The event will be presented on
the Gadsden County courthouse
square in downtown Quincy
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This
event is in partnership with the
TCC Quincy House, Premier
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nied parents for extra class
points) were served a dinner of
piping. hot spaghetti and meat
sauce with cheese, string beans,
rolls, cake, and iced tea. They
were given instructions on how
the open house works. "This is
not for parent conferences. If you
would like a conference with
your child's teacher, sign up for
an appointment," parents were
told. They were given a copy of
their child's schedule, and they
were asked to visit classes and
have a brief talk with the teacher.
Superintendent Reginald James
told the parents that "it has been
proven that when parents are
involved, students achieve bet-
[et-." .: ,, ,. s,. -
SHe urged parents to stay active
in their children's education.
Elouise Gordon was there with
her daughter Kimberly, a senior.
She and her husband, Ronnie,
have another child, Ronnie, Jr. in
tenth grade at East Gadsden.
"We try to make as many
of these meetings as we can. My
husband is usually with me, but
he had to work tonight," she said.
The Gordons seldom have trou-
ble with their children concern-
ing school. "We try to keep up on
everything that's going on with
them. If I can't come out, I'll call
the teachers to make sure they
know that we're interested in our
The Gordons first stop was a
meeting with the senior advisor,
Harriett Bryant. There are nearly
200 students classified as seniors
at East Gadsden. Monday night,
about 14 parents attended the
meeting where valuable informa-
tion about graduation and other
senior activities was given to
Bank, Quincy Police Department
and the Florida Housing Finance
We will be entertaining the
dream with multicultural music
and dance, marching bands,
seafood, barbeque, sidewalk
sales, rodeo-bike riding, and
Most importantly, this event is
parent. Bryant said she would
mail the materials to parents who
did not attend the meeting.
Kimberly is a A-B student who
has already passed the FCAT.
She's looking for financial aid to
go to Tallahassee Community
College. Her aim is to become a
paralegal, maybe a lawyer. Most
of the other students whose par-
ent attended meeting were also
good students with the FCAT
Gordon's second stop was
Kimberly's English class.
Teacher Annette Flournoy
expects, and gets, a lot out of
Kimberly. After all, she also
taught Elouise. "They're work-
ing on a research assignment
right now. A lot of the work
they'll have to do on their own
away from the classroom," she,
said. i. .
"I know, she has'already started
worked on her paper," Kim-
berly's mother reported.
"If only I had a classroom full
of Kimberlys," Flournoy said
with a sigh.
Next stop was Mrs. Taylor's
American history class where
only five parents had signed in.
"She's doing a good job, she's
on track," reported Mrs. Taylor.
Satisfied that Kimberly was okay
with her major subject courses,
Elouise Gordon turned her atten-
tion to Ronnie's classes.
,The tenth grader is not as
attuned to his class work as his
sister. Ronnie's math teacher
wasn't there, a note on the door
displayed a number for parents to
call for a conference.
About one fourth of the teach-
ers didn't make open house.
Thomas said some were in class,
had other jobs or other commit-
S"At least he left a telephone
number. I'll call him tomorrow,"
part of a series of events to come
that are designed to put people
face-to-face with resources for
children, families, schools,
churches, businesses and organi-
Join us in our effort to bring
about unity, restoration and
increased productivity in the
community at the "Unity on the
she said. His art teacher, Mr.
Hudson, told Elouise Gordon
that Ronnie is a "fair" student but
that he could do a lot better if he
just applied himself.
"He'll begin applying himself
tomorrow," she promised Hud-
Down the hall, Nanette
Lawrence who teaches Spanish
II and French II, said she only
had a few parents visit her class-
room, but the parents she talked
with really needed to know that
their children could use some
improvement. "Most of the kids
in my classes are on track for col-
lege, but their parents need to
know how. they are doing in
class," she said.
As Gordon and other parents
called it a night and trickled
toward to parking lot she said the
night and the- c incnis were
mostl) what she' expected. "We
keep up with them. We don't let
them stray too much. Ronnie's
dad will have a talk with him and
he'll be okay too," she said.
Thomas was still excited about
the number of parents who
attended. He admitted, however,
that parents tend to show a little
more interest the second semes-
ter because they start thinking
about promotions and gradua-
tions. Flyers were sent home by
students and announcements
were made at local churches
inviting parents to the open
house, Thomas said. That, and
the fact that FCAT is so close,
March 2-10, could also account
for the better, yet still pitiful,
"Unfortunately, that (low
parental involvement) is what we
have sometimes. The students
whose parents should be here
tonight aren't for whatever the
reason," Thomas said. Equally
upsetting to Thomas is the fact
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that 40 percent of the
have not passed the FC
will only have one more c
nity to take the test befo
20th graduation day. If the
pass, they won't graduate
Faculty and administra
they are doing all they
help students pass the
"All juniors and seni
enrolled in intensive read
math classes. We hav
school tutorial three days
from 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.
dents can explore the int
their own for FCAT i
tion," said Tammy HInso
ing coach. She said all of
ents who talked with her
FCAT practice materials
could work with their ch:
"We're willing to provi
tice : materials' for' anyo
wants a packet We'll be1l
sent them one," Hinson s
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an get some good people to
-eplace them and get things on the
right track," he said. Gretna has
-ot forwarded the state the
required annual audit reports in
SLee Garner, Chattahoochee city
manager, said his community
needed help for a portable boat
tamp. He thanked the delegation
for helping with the expanded boat
ramp and said it is used by people
from throughout the region. He
also asked the delegation to be on
the lookout for programs that
would increase use of Florida State
SSheriff Morris Young has per-
haps the most ambitious requests.
All of his requests required large
amounts of money. Here's what he
The COPS grant that paid for
school resource officers has dried
up and he needs $237,000 to keep
The investigative division has
problems solving crimes because
there are only five investigators. In
2003-2004 Gadsden County had
877 cases. The national average
for solving crimes is 37 percent.
Gadsden County has a 19 percent
rate of solving crimes. He needs
He needs five more deputies to
put on the road because of high
crime areas such as St. John and
Midway, where he needs more law
There are major problems at the
jail. Over the past five years the
average inmate count has been
above 200 for a 150-bed facility.
He needs a new pod to house
female inmates only, immediately.
He feels the sheriff's office should
be at the jail. He wants to build a
new complex that will provide
space for a jail and all sheriff's
Lawson agreed that in most cases
the sheriff's department was near
the jail, but neither he nor Richard-
son committed to finding money
for a new jail complex or any of
the other requests.
The City of Quincy and the
School Board held meetings Tues-
day night and had no representa-
tives at the meeting. Richardson,
however, said he is aware that the
school district has been working
with TCC for a joint facility to
replace Gadsden Technical Insti-
tute with a state-of-the-art voca-
tional and technical school.
"All of our young people aren't
going to college and we need to
provide a way for them to earn a
living," he said.
Board of County Commission
Chairman Ed Dixon said the
county's concerns were the same
as many other small counties. Of
particular interest and concern is
the state mandate that juvenile jus-
tice costs be shifted to counties.
Dixon speculated that it would
cost the county $700,000 that
Gadsden doesn't have to foot the
"I think that's going away. It was
an attempt to get somebody's
attention after the state was beat in
court," Lawson said.
Dixon said county officials are
also concerned about the lack of
housing, especially housing for the
elderly. "There are zero vacancies
in the county. If it's standing some-
one is living in it. There is a com-
plex on Strong Road that is vacant.
There are 250 units there and it
was built by the United States
Department of Agriculture for
migrants," Dixon said.
"We' 11be happy to set up
a meeting with Sen. Bil
"They've (the Omega Village
Apartments) been completed three
or four years and for whatever rea-
son the migrants just won't go
there. It's owned by Millie Fore-
hand," said Commissioner Brenda
Holt. She speculated that some of
the migrants might not be citizens
and preferred not to tangle with
When all of the requests were
made, Lawson had one question.
"Do you all meet regularly to
determine priorities? We have a
large number of requests coming
in from Gadsden County, so if you
get together and prioritize, it
would help us a great deal. When it
comes down to dividing the money
and the Speaker asks me what is a
priority in.Gadsden County, I need
to be able to tell him. It may be
that one municipality will get what
they want this year and another
next year, but all of you are not
going to get all you want every
year. The competition is too
tough," Lawson said.
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tary School to the City Hall. Speakers will
remind participants of the significance of
his birthday before food and other activi-
ties begin outside on the lawn.
First Elizabeth Missionary Baptist
Church, 1030 MLK, Jr., Blvd., will honor
the memory of Dr. King with a program
from noon to 1 p.m.
Guest speaker for the program will be
Glendale Russ, former Quincy commis-
sioner. Another former Quincy commis-
sioner, Carolyn Ford, will preside over the
Rev. Larry Issac Scott, pastor of the
church, has invited the public.
Vy New of Record
Gadsden County Sheriff's
King Jr. Office arrest report for Jan. 11,
on the 2005:
,on th Willie Allen-possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
please paraphernalia; Eric Williams-
50-251-' VOP/attempted sexual batteryi
tal.com, John Barnes-VOP/escape,
TCC's VOP/grand theft; Laquinton
Perry-VOP/sale of marijuana,
VOP/sale of cocaine and posses-
sion with intent to sell.
seniors Antioch MB
)pportu- Church to host
ey don't financial seminar
A seminar entitled "Debt Free
tors say Living, Spiritual based Princi-
can to ples for Living the 'God' Life ..
FCAT. Financially" will be held from 9
ors are a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan.
ling and 22 at Antioch MB Church.
'e after Attend this one-day seminar tq
a week get out of debt and get wealth,
m. Stu- given by Rev. Matthew M'.
ernet on Carter II, J.D. Rev. Carter has
nforma- over 25 years' experience in the
)n, read- area of financial consulting with
the par- businesses and individuals. For:
r wanted the last 14 years he has preached
so they the gospel of Jesus Christ and
ildren. His blessings of abundant life irn
de r churches throughout the eastern
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ne pwho United States and the Cal ibbean.
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ppyto -, The church is lqcatedat 1003
said. W. Clark Street in Quincy. For,
more information on this semi-
nar please call 850-627-7007.
12 January 13, 2005
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about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
items are free of charge, but must
be submitted by 9 a.m. Monday for
that week's issue. Information may
also be faxed to us at 627-7191 or
brought to our office at 15 S.
ScAod O Pm/W Holiday excitement fills Greensboro Elementary program
Monday, Jan. 17-
Tuesday, Jan. 18:
Lunch-Corn dog w/condi-
ments, tuna salad, baked
beans, cole slaw, peach
Wednesday, Jan. 19:
Breakfast-Grape juice, ce-
rice w/gravy, succotash,
cornbread, fruit juice bar.
Thursday, Jan. 20:
grits, breakfast links, toast.
Lunch-Hamburger on bun,
lettuce, tomato & sliced
pickles, potato wedges,
Friday, Jan. 21:
ple juice, cheese toast.
mashed potatoes, green
vegetables, hot roll, fruit
Nlassau writer Sharmane Miller addresses West Gadsden High
School's "Lunch Bunch Readers"
'" AVA .,
Developing passionate readers
at West Gadsden High School
, The Lunch Bunch Readers of
West Gadsden High featured
renowned writer Sharmane
Miller from Nassau, Bahamas on
Friday, January 7th.
Miller is a public school
teacher in the Bahamas where
she earned the title of Teacher of
the Year for her school and the
entire Southeastern School Dis-
She is also the recipient of the
2002-2003 Department of Edu-
cation's Award for Outstanding
Contribution to Education. She
enjoys writing stories, songs, and
poems and is the author of a chil-
dren's storybook entitled "On
Granddad's Back", which was
selected by The Bahamas' Minis-
ter of Education's Book Club
(2004). She is also co-author of a
book of poetry entitled, "Encour-
age My, Soul".
During the sessions, the stu-
dents came alive as they were
treated to the rhythmic tunes of
raps, poems and stories.
Miller performed readings that
depicted her life on the islands
and piqued the students' interest
in reading and writing.
The students were so delighted
with the presentation that some
of them asked Mrs. Miller to
come back and join the Gadsden
Jameika Roberts and Javario
Bates won prizes for recalling
the three Ls of why we should
read: for Life, for Learning and
for the Love of it.
The following students, along
with many others, gained the mo-
tivation to become passionate
about reading: Sandra Alas, Isis
Brown, Pauletta Chavez, Amber
Baker, Juan Miranda, Angela
Trullinger, Ivan Gonzales,
Guillermo Calderon, Pedro Can-
tero, Rebecca Burdick.
Derek Jones, Silivia Lopez,
Cierra Green, Ronald Ellis,
Brandon Jones, Allen Blair, Kim-
berly Ward, Nicole Aaron, Dar-
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rius Winbush, Shelly McQueyga,
Linda Gonzalez, Shaunt6 Deas-
Banks, Marcella Marlowe and
On January 18 Chattahoochee
Elementary will have its first
school Advisory Council meet-
ing for 2005. The meeting will be
held in the Media Center from
Please make plans to attend this
important meeting and support
C.E.S. students will commem-
orate the efforts and life of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. during the
meeting. For more information,
please contact Ms. Mary McMil-
lion-parent liaison or Robert
Lewis, C.E.S. principal at 663-
James A. Shanks
report cards ready
Parents may pick up your
child's report card from James A.
Shanks Middle School on Thur-
day, Jan. 13 between 8 a.m. and 3
p.m. All report cards not collect-
ed by parents will be issued to
students on Friday, Jan. 14.
Holiday excitement filled the
air at the annual Christmas pro-
gram. A little traditional, non-tra-
ditional describes what took
place on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The
program began with the singing
of a famous Christmas carol by
the student body and audience.
Fifth grader Nancy Sierra served
as mistress of ceremony for the
morning program. Ronterrious
Mitchell, sixth grade, asked the
audience to stand and recite the
Pledge of Allegiance. Charnell
Williams welcomed everyone to
the program. The GES percus-
sion section entertained the
crowd with the Little Drummer
A Hanukkah poem was recited
by fourth grader David Sturdy.
The program continued with
Mrs. Tonya Bradwell's class per-
forming Jingle Bells on the hand
Also appearing were GES
cheerleaders and Maria
Pouncey's Dancers. 'Twas the
Night Before Christmas poem
was recited by sixth grader Jalisa
McClure and others. Sixth grade
students performed a charming
musical entitled The Littlest
Cast of characters were Tyler
Shepard, Santa Claus; Crystal
Torres, Mrs. Claus; Keldrick
James, tree # 1; LaShaveante
Lightfoot, tree #2; Christina
Calderon, tree #3; Altramese
Kelly, tree #4; Mirna Deleon,
elf#1; LaShonda Manuel, elf #2;
Kalia Fleming, elf #3; Brian
Harden elf #4 and.Alexis PruittI ,
Littlest Christmas Tree.
Special guests arrived to pres-
ent a mini-concert of the Tempta-
tions (staff members Mr. Chan-
dler (guidance counselor), Mr.
Hobbs (P.E. teacher), Mr. Ford
(custodian), Mr. Richardson (5th
grade teacher), and Mr. Bevill
(5th grade teacher). Santa Claus
arrived to greet the students, Mr.
J Drayton (6th grade teacher).
Afterward special presenta-
tions by.principal Annette Harris
and assistant principal Ella Pon-
der were made to EIE committee
members Janell Bullard, Sandra
Joseph, Harriet Holmes, Liliana
Hester, and Antoinette Bryant.
The beautician committee of
Noreen Reilly and Patsy Willis
received certificates for their
dedication, teamwork and hard
Others recognized were School
Relations Jeanne Taylor, Ella
Ponder, Holle Boykins, and Cyn-
thia Drayton; school volunteer
committee Leslie Reglin; and
secretaries Ernestine Sturgan
and Gloria Moore; three students
were presented with bicycles,
and final remarks were given by
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The Junior and Senior Beta
clubs at Robert F. Munroe Day
School inducted new members
during a ceremony on Friday in
front of the middle and upper
school student body.
The Beta Club recognizes aca-
demic excellence in students
who achieve and maintain a 3.0
average or higher.
The new members are pictured
above. Eleventh grader, Jessica
Joyner; the daughter of Melanie
and Bradley Joyner of Quincy,
took her oath to up hold the eight
Beta standards for Senior Beta.
Eighth graders are shown from
left to right following Jessica
Joyner: David Iglesias, son of
Vera and Carlos Iglesias of
Greensboro; James Moreau, son
of Ann and John Moreau; Cody
Watson, son of Robin and Archie
Watson of Quincy; Amy Allen,
GEMS honor students listed
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Havana MiddleH oe
Ha_ Mil Higdon is Munroe
Teacher of the Year
Havana Middle School's
Rookie Teacher of the Year is
Jhamilia P. Hill. Ms. Hill has
been the Eighth Grade Reading
teacher at Havana Middle
School for ten months. She is
the founder of Sugar & Spice
Inc., which is an all girl organi-
zation that is designed to edu-
cate, motivate, and encourage
Ms. Hill spent most of her
childhood in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. In 1999, she graduated
from James S. Rickards High
School in Tallahassee, Florida.
She earned her Associate and
Arts Degree from Tallahassee
Community College, where she
was a.member of the Interna-
tional Honor Society (Phi Theta
IKappa). She received her
bachelor's degree in English
Literature and Black Studies
ffom Florida State University.
Her ultimate goal is to earn a
dpctoral degree in education and
African American studies.
i Ms. Hill enjoys working with
ybu adults. She teaches her
students that it is important to
set goals. "I believe that every
student that enters my class-
room has the ability to accom-
plish great things. It is my job
to help them attain those accom-
On Friday, January 7, 2005,
Allison Higdon was the winner
in the school Spelling Bee. Alli-
son is the daughter of Lisa Hunt
of Tallahassee and Warren Hig-
don of Quincy.
Allison correctly spelled may-
onnaise as her final word in the
competition with fifth grader,
Lance Watson, to secure the title
of First Place.
Lance, son of Karen and Ster-
ling Watson of Quincy, and Alli-
son jockeyed for first place dur-
ing the spelling of 23 separate
words once the contest narrowed
to the two finalists. Words like
"skedaddle" and "mosquito"
stumped both. The word that led
to Allison's victory was "pas-
Four other students participat-
ed in the fourth through eighth
grade contest. Eighth grader,
Titiana Whigham; seventh grad-
er, Meg Summerford; sixth grad-
er, Aaron Iglesias; and Gabe
Jackson form the fourth grade
represented their classes in a
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Sub-Committee to make rec-
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proposed changes will
increase protection for envi-
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Top spellers at Magnet
On Friday, January 8, 2005 Gadsden Elementary Magnet School
hosted its first annual Spelling Bee. Mrs. Brown's 4th grade
class thought that the Spelling Bee was an exciting experience.
Mrs. Ida Walker, Ms. Germaine Brown and Ms. Angela Turner
judged the Spelling Bee. Mrs. Sandra Riggins was the Pro-
nouncer. The winners were Chanel Bannister-first place and
Lexus Miller-second place. Shown in the picture are Chanel Ban-.
nister, Mrs. Brown and Lexus Miller.
Tallahassee Community Col-
lege's classrooms doors opened
yesterday to a Spring Semester
record 11,340 students, up almost
four-percent from last Spring's
Today's number does not include
students who are still registering,
dual-enrolled high school stu-
dents, and students taking advan-
tage of the Express Sessions start-
ing later in the term. Before the
conclusion of the 2005 Spring Se-
mester, TCC's enrollment could
surpass over 12,000 students.
There are many factors that con-
tribute to TCC's increasingly ro-
bust enrollment numbers. "Our
faculty members are outstanding
in teaching and service to the Col-
lege and our students," said TCC
president Bill Law. "TCC is very
attractive to prospective students
because we guarantee course
availability and offer classes that
will help our graduates find jobs
and successfully transition into
four-year degree programs."
It is not too late to apply and reg-
ister for classes. TCC has two ad-
ditional Express Sessions starting:-
later in the term. Express Session.;
C begins January 27 and continues
through April 30 (12 weeks). Ex-:
press Session B begins March 1
and ends April 30 (8 weeks). Ap-
ply online at www.tcc.fl.edu or
call (850) 201-TCC1.
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The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will hold a reg-
ular meeting Tuesday, January 18, 2005, starting 6:00 p.m. in the
County Administration Building, 9 East Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida. The following items are on the agenda: Minutes of December
7, 2004 Regular Meeting; December 14, 2004 Special Meeting and
December 28, 2004 Special Emergency Meeting; Gadsden Community
Hospital Dedication of Lobby; Citizen Soldier's Services; Interlocal
Agreement to Provide Ambulance Services to Chattahoochee; ITT
Committee Recommendation; Resolution 2005-002 on Closure of
Portion of CR 270A; Interlocal Agreement for Road Maintenance with
City of Gretna and City of Chattahoochee; Appointments to Apalachee
Regional Planning Council; County Cash Report; Financial Statements;
Budget Amendments; Payment of Bills; Public Comment and
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with
respect to any matter considered at such public meeting, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the appeal
is to be heard.
BANKRUPTCY AND DEBT COUNSELING
Mowrey & Biggins, P.A.
515 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Crawfordville Office: 850-926-7666
Experienced and aggressive representation of Debtors
and Creditors in:
Chapter 11 Business Reorganization
Chapter 13 Repayment Plans
Chapter 7 Liquidations
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on
advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our
qualifications and experience.
daughter of Brenda and Mark is a seventh grader, and next to student center following the cer-
Allen of Chattahoochee; Do- Cliff is eighth grader, Clara emony. The Beta has service
minique Woodward, daughter of McLendon, daughter of Connie projects that they are working on
Diane and Andre Paul of Quincy. and Paul McLendon of Quincy. at school, in addition to their an-
Cliff McPhaul, son of Cindy and The new members were treated nual participation in the Gadsden
Matt McPhaul of Chattahoochee, to doughnuts and drinks in the County Special Olympics.
14 Gadsden County Times January 13, 2005
PIECES, NEW IN
frame dresser, mirror,
chest, nightstand. $595.
Mattress set: New king pil-
low-top mattress and
base. In original plastic,
factory warranty, $295.
still in box, neve
Sacrifice $295. 8.
01/13tf NEW QUEEN P
mattress set. In
plastic with warrar
- BED, deliver. Must sell
r used. 850-545-7112
01/13tf New Living Room set.
Suggested list $1400, sell
sofa $275, loveseat $225,
illowtop chair $175. Set $625.
factory Hardwood frames with
ity. Can lifetime warranty. 850-
and six chairs, $600. Sofa
server table, $300. 850-
Leather Sofa suggested
01/13tf list $1400. 100% new, sell
Dining room table, leaf
Female black and white
pointer mix, 35-40#,
approx. 2 yrs. old. Jct of
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DUE TO UNEXPECTED
Buyers Choice Motor Company
has immediate positions for two full-
time salespersons. If you have
experience in auto sales (new or
used), are energetic, trustworthy,
conscientious, and self-motivated,
we have a career for you. Buyers
Choice Motor Company is a growing
company and offers great pay, ben-
efits, and potential for advancement:
Guaranteed Base Pay Plus
$500 Signing Bonus
Group and Health Insurance Plan
All applicants please apply in person at
The Money Tree Inc. at 114 S. Broad
Street, Bainbridge, GA or e-mail your
for directions call
(229) 246-6536, ext. 1300
SITE MANAGER & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
for Green Meadows rental apartments.
Property management experience beneficial.
Manager must be knowledgeable in basic office
equipment (calculators, copier, fax, telephone) and
office/bookkeeping skills. Computer skills a plus!
Maintenance technician must know basic plumb-
ing, electrical and carpentry skills.
Duties include painting units, building repairs.
Mail of fax resume to: Southwind Management,
PO Box 10293, Clearwater, FL 33757. Fax 727-
Equal Employment Opportunity
Great home time
years. OTR experi-
ence. 25 YOA lease
purchase also avail-
must pass drug
Customer Service Cashier
Come grow with us. The City of Quincy
Customer Service Department is seeking to
hire an individual who is interested in joining
a winning team.
This position requires an individual who is a
team player and understands the value of
working as a team player.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited
to performing the duties of cashier in support
of the customer service department. Requires
the ability to enter payments, and prepare
and balance daily cash drawer closing
Requires knowledge of office practices and
procedures. Must possess excellent customer
relations and people skills.
The successful candidate should possess a
High School Diploma, or equivalent.degree, a
minimum of three years',work experience.
A working knowledge of personal computers,
word processing and data entry required.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit
package Salary range is $19,074--$28,621.
If this sounds like the opportunity you have
been looking for, then please mail/fax your
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
Closing Date: Monday, January 31, 2005
The City of Quincy Is A Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
WCTV has an opening for a part time
employee. The duties of the position will
include assisting with the assignment
desk and in the weather area of
Eyewitness News. Send resume to:
Mike Smith, VP News & Production,
WCTV, 4000 County Road 12,
Tallahassee, FL 32312.
pre-employment drug screening.
High school graduate.
Work in stock,
warehouse, sales &
Apply in, person.
602 W. 9th St *
School Bus Driver
Must have current
contact Michael S.
Knight. Robert F.
Munroe Day School.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N.
RILEY, the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
CERTIFICATE NO. 188
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
OR 492 P 1735
OR 462 P 247 THRU 272
COMM AT THE NEC OF
THE SE 1/4 OF SECT 13,
RUN S02*16'13"W 990.48
FT TO A POINT ON THE
N/LY R/WY BNDRY OF SR
12; THEN W/LY ALONG
R/W CURVE FOR AN ARC
DIST OF 204.59 FT TO
BEGIN: THENCE CON-
TINUE W/LY ON CURVE IF
R/W ANOTHER ARC DIST
OF 39.04 FT; S 74 DEG
05'55" W 152.42 FT S 74
DEG 05' 55" W 40.00 FT
TO CENTER OF VICKERS
BRANCH; N 51 DEG17'26"
W 172.57 FT; N 74 DEG 40'
22" W 54.12 FT; N 39 DEG
45' W 27.21, FT; N 00 DEG
03'43" W 20.00 FT; N 00
DEG 03'43" W 333.09 FT; N
89 DEG 50'32" E 400.00
FT; S 00 DEG 25'54" W
40.00 FT; S 89 DEG 50'32"
W 185.00 FT; S 00 DEG
25'54" W 200.00 FT; N 89
DEG 50'32" E 185.00 FT; S
00 DEG 25'54" W 178.16
FTTO THE P.O.B. IN SEC-
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
Name in which assessed:
PARKWAY LAND LLC
Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
* tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 19TH
day of JANUARY, 2005, at
Dated this 10TH day of
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida
BY: Ugreenal Ivey
IN THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
CASE NO: 04-1615-CAA
ESTATE OF RAIFORD
ESTATE OF FLETCHER
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to Quiet Title the
following property in
Gadsden County, Florida;
13-2N-4W 0000/ 22.00
Acres Begin at NE Corner
of NW 1/4, Run S. 30 CHS
W11 CHS to RR N with Re
To section Line, E to P.O.B.,
less 4 Acre in NE Corner
and Less 1
has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Dean F.
Mosley, plaintiffs' attorney,
whose address is 20 N.
Orange Avenue, Suite 807,
Orlando, Florida 32801 on
or before January 29, 2005,
and file the original with the
clerk of this court either
before service on plaintiffs'
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint
Dated December 8, 2004.
Clerk of Court
By Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
CASE NO.: 04-1592-CA-B
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR
THE HOLDERS OF EQCC
HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST SERIES 2001-1 F,
THE CITY OF GRETNA
POSmON TITLE: Water Technician
LOCATION: City of Gretna
14615 Main Street
Post Office Drawer 220
Gretna, Florida 32332-0220
CLOSING DATE: January 25,
The city of Gretna is accepting
applications for a Water Technician
REQUIREMENTS: Ability to follow
written and oral instructions. Must
Possess valid State of Florida driv-
ers license and a good driving
record. This position requires a lot of
walking. Duties include: read
meters, repair water lines and serv-
ices connections, repair and replace
meters and maintain water wells.
Other related duties as required.
Applicants should apply at City
Hall, Post Office Drawer 220,
Gretna, Florida 32332 NO LATER
THAN 5 P.M. JANUARY 25, 2005
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WCTV has a position available
for a news/sports videographer.
Person will do news weekdays and
sports on weekends with some lim-
ited sports reporting.
Send resume and non-returnable
tape to Mike Smith, VP News &
Production, WCTV, 4000 County
Road 12, Tallahassee, FL 32312.
EEO and Pre-Employment Drug
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I LEG~~AL OIE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF
SARAH KELLY A/K/A
SARAH H. KELLY A/K/A
SARAH L. KELLY, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
IN THE ESTATE OF
SARAH KELLY A/K/A
SARAH H. KELLY A/K/A
SARAH L. KELLY
YOU ARE NOTIFEID that
an action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
LOT NUMBER FIVE (5),
BLOCK C, LICK SKILLET
SUBDIVISION, A MAP OR
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1 PAGE 161, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS,
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LOCATED IN,
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION
11, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST, GADS-
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309
on or before February 12,
2005, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first
Citizens Council, Inc,
a non-profit agency
serving the needs of
seniors, is currently
tions for the position
of Executive Director.
The position requires
a BA in Public or
B u s i n e s s
two years of experi-
ence in. program
iarity with the opera-
tion of a non-profit
to establish and
with the Board of
Directors and elected
work experience in
ment may substitute
for the required
pass an FDLE
Mrs. Jeanne Gunn,
PO Box 12, Quincy,
must be postmarked
by January 14,
Redeemed, Inc. is
for a full time secre-
tary with at least two
(2) years experience.
The person must be
ments. Verbal and
tion skills are essen-
tial to the job, with
Microsoft Office, pri-
marily Word and
apply. Please send a
PO Box 248
Quincy, FL 32353
publication of this Notice in
the GADSDEN COUNTY
TIMES, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Notice to persons with
Disabilities: If you have a
disability which requires any
accommodation in order to
continued pg. 15
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
Community and economic development con-
suiting firm seeks qualified individual as
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist on a contract.
basis in North Central. Successful candidate
will have experience with local governments
and State of Florida CDBG and SHIP Housing
Rehabilitation grant programs. Must be flexi-
ble, multi-task oriented and possess a willing-.
ness to work the hours necessary to success-
fully manage projects for our clients. The job,
requires a person with excellent communica-
tion, organizational and inter-personal skills.
CDBG and SHIP construction & remodeling
experience is required. Please forward
resume and list of references to Attn:
Personnel-SPS, P.O. Box 790, Quincy, FL
32353, no later than February 11, 2005.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT PART
TIME. WCTV has an immediate
opening for a part-time Production'
Assistant, Friday-Sunday from
Send resumes to: Jon Reddick,
Production Manager / Senior
Director, WCTV, 4000 County
Road 12, Tallahassee, FL 32312.:
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$3Y5006- $600 1otl
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Next Class: Jan 3rd
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We offer competitive
compensation, plus a great,
benefits package. Please
apply at any of our locations inr
Tallahassee, Crawfordville or.
Quincy. You may also fax
your resume to 850/222-5152
Attn: Tech Position
Applicantsmustpassa dru test.
I I -I I
Gadsoen Lounty limes January 13, 2005
The University of Florida/Institute
of Fobd and Agricultural Sciences
(UF/IFAS) will be holding it annual
Florida Bull Test Sale on Saturday,
January 22,2005 at 12:30 p.m. CDT.
The Sale will be held at the North
Florida Research and Education
Center (NFREC-Marianna) Beef
Research Unit, one mile west of
Greenwood, Fla., at 4925 Highway
SOne objective of the Florida Bull
test is to provide the commercial
cow/calf producer a source of bulls
that have been gain tested and thor-
oughly evaluated at the same loca-
tion and have passed stringent health
"We feel that our bulls are superi-
or to some of the other bulls here in
the area because they have been per-
formance tested in a neutral environ-
ment where all bulls have an equal
chance to perform and do well. Then
we take those bulls that performed
well in various areas, such as aver-
age daily gain, ultra-sounded for rib
eye, and rump-fat thickness and
intra-muscular fat percentage, and
put those all into an equation to find
those bulls that will perform out in
the industry the best," said Dr. Gary
Hansen, Faculty Supervisor of the
Florida Bull Test and a UF/IFAS
Assistant Professor of Animal
"These bulls are also fertility test-
ed by a vet, this year we'll include in
the fertility test a test for the fertili-
ty-associated antigen. Those bulls
that have this antigen will usually
impregnate between 9 percent and
17 percent more cows, so we feel
this is an important advantage of
some of the bulls that will be coming
out of the Florida Bull Test."
Approximately 100 performance
proven bulls will be sold, including
Angus, Beefmaster, Charolais,
Hereford, Limousin, Senepol and
Simmental breeds. Each of the bulls
in the Sale indexed 90 or better
based on a combination of gain and
weight per day of age in the Test.
NFREC-Marianna is a large unit of
= P*. "
UF/IFAS that focuses on agronomic, log contact Mary Chambliss at (850)
forestry, and beef cattle programs. It 482-9904 or
is also home to a modem 1,000 acre email@example.com.
cattle ranch and the Florida Bull Test Additional information can also be
facility. found at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu.
For more information and a cata-
UF/IFAS offering video-
conference for timber-
The University of Florida/Institute;
of Food and Agricultural Sciences
and the Florida Division of Forestry
will be offering a special videocon-
ference: Post-Storm Timber Tax and
Forest Health Issues on Friday,
January 21, 2005 from 4:30 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. at the North Florida
Research and Education Center in
Quincy (155 Research Road).
This program will address the.
casualty loss and forest health issues'
that thousands of private timberland-
owners are now facing as a result of
the hurricanes in 2004.
Contact Chris Demers at 352-
846-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org-
to register. This program is free.
INVITATION TO BID
Bid No. 05-01
The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids from
interested and qualified suppliers of rescue
equipment. Bids will be received until 2:00
jo.m., Thursday, January 27, 2005. in the
Management Services Department, 5-B E.
Jefferson.Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and opened
immediately thereafter in the County
Manager's Conference Room, 9 E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351. specifications may
be obtained from the Management Services
Department at 5-B E. Jefferson Street, Quincy,
FL or by dialing 850-875-8660. Questions con-
cerning the specifications should be directed to
Oliver Sellers at 850-875-8699. Bids will not be
valid if not sealed in an envelope marked
"SEALED BIDS" and identified by the name of
the firm, bid number and time of opening. The
Gadsden County Board of County commission-
ers reserves the right to reject any one propos-
al or all porposals, any part of any proposal, to
waive any informality in any proposal, and to
award the purchase in the best interest of the
/s/Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Interim County Manager
participate in this proceed-
ing you are entitled at no
cost to you to the provision
of certain assistance.
Please contact Nicholas
Thomas, Clerk, at 850-875-
8601 or write to him at PO
BOX 1649, Quincy, FL
32353 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this court this 29th
day of December, 2004.
As Clerk of the Court
By Betty Sue Sadberry
A) Deputy Clerk
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FbR GADSDEN COUNTY,
T PROBATE DIVISION
Fie No.: 04-471-CPA
IN RE: ESTATE OF DOR-
MAN O. TUCKER,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
IG CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE
LYou are hereby notified
t t an Order of Summary
Administration has been
entered in the estate of
Eprman 0. Tucker,
deceased, File Number 04-
471-CPA, by the Circuit
Curt for Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Cfice Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32353; that the
decedent's date of death
was September 28, 2004;
tifat the total value of the
estate is $7,000 and that the
names and addresses of
those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
Griffin Othel Tucker, 7643
Howell Road, Sneads FL
Sue Tucker Butler, 232
Collete Boulevard, Slocum
Sibyl Tucker Wescovich,
2486 West Shore Drive,
Biloxi MS 39532
Lucy Tucker Anderson,
3129 Hunter's Field Circle,
STallahassee FL 32303
Roger Glenn Tucker, 17
Chattahoochee FL 32324,
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent other than those
for whom provision for full
payment was made in the
Order of Summary
Administration must file their
claims with this court WITH-
IN THE TIME PROVIDED
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WITH BE FOREVER
ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is January 13,
Attorney for Person Giving
TIMOTHY J. WARFEL,
Florida Bar No. 0398659
2015 Centre Pointe
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Person Giving Notice:
7643 Howell Road
Sneads, Florida 32460
IN THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
DEPARTMENT OF AGRI-
ESTATE OF MATTIE LOU
BROCK, Deceased, and
ESTATE OF HUBERT
Deceased, and JAMES M.
BROCK, and others,
NOTICE OF ACTION
ESTATE OF MATTIE LOU
BROCK, Deceased, and
ESTATE OF HUBERT
Deceased, and JAMES M.
BROCK, BEN BROCK,
GENE BROCK, WILLIAM
L. (BILLY) BROCK, MELIS-
SA HOBBS, and NEITA
BELL JOHNS, and all other
unknown heirs-at-law and
beneficiaries of Mattie Lou
Brock and Hubert Wayne
Brock, and all other persons
interested in the subject
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
INVITATION TO BID
PROJECT: GADSDEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
COOK BROTHERS, INC., LICENSE NO. CGC-046567, THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR THIS PROJECT, INVITES
PRE-QUALIFIED TRADE CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE SEALED BIDS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 AND 26, 2005 IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND BID DOCUMENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING WORK AND
:; .: -y, :;] 1-
AVAILABLE JAN '05
GADSDEN AND LEON COUNTIES
1A- GENERAL TRADES
3B TERMITE CONTROL
6A ROUGH CARPENTRY
2C LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION
6C VINYL SOFFIT
5A- STRUCTURAL STEEL
2A SITE WORK
6B ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK
FOR SALE OR LEASE
3 BR/2 BA OR 4 BR/2 BA,
FROM 1300-1560 SQ. FT.
W/ GARAGE CENTRAL
A/C & HEAT, TILE &
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9B ACOUSTICAL CEILING
9C CERAMIC TILE
9D CARPET AND VCT
JOBSITE PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A NON-MANDATORY PRE BID CONFERENCE FOR ALL BID PACKAGES WILL BE
HELD ON SITE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2005. (CALL FOR DIRECTIONS.) WALK THROUGH FOR PROJECT WILL
COMMENCE AFTER CONFERENCE.
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: PLANS AND BID PACKAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF COOK BROTHERS,
INC, 1255 COMMERCE BLVD, MIDWAY, FL 32343 STARTING JANUARY 12, 2005. PLANS MAY BE CHECKED OUT FROM
COOK BROTHERS, INC., WITH A REFUNDABLE $50.00 PER SET. CALL COOK BROTHERS, INC., AT (850) 514-1006 FOR
PLANS AVAILABILITY AND PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
BID OPENING: SEALED BIDS ONLY. BIDS WILL BE READ ALOUD AT THE OFFICE OF COOK BROTHERS, INC., AT THE
ABOVE LISTED TIME FOR EACH BID PACKAGE.
ALL QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED TO JAY BEARD AT (850) 514-1006. COOK BROTHERS, INC., CONSTRUC-
TION MANAGER, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT AND REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS AND WAIVE INFORMALITIES IN
mortgage on the following
property in Gadsden
County, Florida, as more
particularly described on the
attached exhibit A, has
been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Frank A.
Baker; plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 4431
Lafayette Street, Marianna,
Florida, 32446, on or before
February 12, 2005, and file
the original with the clerk of
this court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the com-
Begin at a point 25 feet
North of the Southwest
Corner of the Southwest
Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter, Section 15,
Township 3 North, Range 6
West, run North 131 feet to
a POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence run North 39
degrees 29 minutes East
350 feet to the South Right-
of-Way Line of State
Highway No. 269, thence
run North 52 degrees 17
minutes West 281.6 feet to
a Quarter Section Line,
thence run South 476.6 feet
along Quarter Section Line
to POINT OF BEGINNING.
Containing one acre more
DATED this December 29,
As Clerk of the Court
Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water
use permits) have been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
Application number I 06493
Gadsden County Board of
Fire Department, PO Box
488, Quincy, FL 32353-
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 30 gallons per
day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Public
Supply use by an existing
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden County:
T03N, R02W, Sec.13,
Interested persons may
object to or comment upon
the applications or submit a
written request for a copy of
the staff reports) containing
proposed agency action
regarding the applications)
by writing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, atten-
Keep Them Up-to-Date
Gadsden County Times!
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Quincy Garden Club hosts
annual chicken pileau dinner
The Quincy Garden Club will be hosting its an-
nual Chicken Pileau dinner Thursday, Jan. 20.
. Dinner will include chicken pileau, cole slaw and
a homemade dessert. Dinners can be picked up at
the Garden Center located at 204 East Jefferson St.
in downtown Quincy between 5-7 p.m.
Please contact your local Garden Club member
for tickets or call 856-5106.
CP Class of 1967
The 1967 graduating class of Carter Parramore
High School will holds its regular monthly meeting
Sunday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at the home of Edna
Smith Forehand. Her home is located across from
the old Patches Skating Rink. All classmates are
JAS Class of 1978
A meeting get-together is planned at Dr. Alma
Brown Little's hdme on Sunday, January 16 at 6
p.m. for all class members and honorary class
members to discuss future plans. For more infor-
mation or directions please call Nellie Nealy Gra-
ham at 627-7485 or 933-8344, Jacki Zackery Fea-
gin at 627-4938 or 591-5432 or Theo Taylor at 875-
1230 pr 228-2309.
JAS Class of 1997
The James A. Shanks class of 1997 will hold a
meeting on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Shanks
park. The meeting will be to discuss upcoming
class events, member dues and class fundraisers.
All questions may be direct to Mrs. Kenya Miller-
Ray at 627-2599 or Shaia Beckwith at 251-0861.
JAS Class of 1985
James A. Shanks High School class of 1985 will
have a class meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23,
at Quincy City Hall. We are finalizing our 20th re-
union and all classmates are asked to attend.
For more information please contact Sheila
Thomas at 850-875-4934.
Shanks Class of 1974
The James A. Shanks High School class of 1974
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Hall. All members are asked to attend and be pre-
pared to make a donation to one of our classmates.
Details will be discussed at the meeting. We will al-
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January 13, 2005 Gadsden County Times
Pastor's First Anniversary services at Second Elizabeth MBC
How then shall they call on
him in whom they have not be-
lieved? And how shall they be-
lieve in him of whom they have
not heard? And how shall they
hear without a preacher? And
how shall they preach, except
they be sent? As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of
them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of
-good things." Romans 10:14-15
It has been a great year for the
Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church family and Rev.
Charles E. Burney. Being led by
the Holy Spirit, Rev. Burney was
Selected as pastor of SEMBC in
January 2004. The Lord has giv-
en Rev. Burney a vision and a
mission for Second Elizabeth;
this vision encompasses what is
called PTR Ministries: Preach-
ing, Teaching, and Reaching the
unsaved and saved through the
gospel of Jesus Christ for the up-
building of God's kingdom.
Matthew 28:19 By using the
?y and family
Preached word to motivate the
unsaved and backslidden; Teach-
ing the Word of God through ed-
ucational ministries, and Reach-
ing out to the people of God
through appropriate outreach
ministies designed to meet vari-
ous needs. In addition to reach-.
ing the body of Christ at SEM-
BC, the vision extends to the
'With God's guidance, Rev. Bur-
ney has created or organized sev-
eral ministries to address the
needs of the church and commu-
nity. These ministries have in-
cluded new member orientation;
bash; the SEMBC board of edu-
cation; AWANA (Aproved
Workmen Are Not Ashamed) a
weekly children's Bible study for
students in Pre-K through 12th
The purchase of a new church
van which has led to the bus min-
istry; the hospitality ministry;
vacation Bible school, serving
the young and the young at heart;
pastor's aide ministry, offering
assistance to the pastor and fam-
ily; women's ministry, helping
the women of SEMBC to contin-
ue to grow stronger in the Word;
and renovations to the church
building to better serve God's
Rev. Bumey is married to Dr.
DeAnna Burney, and they have
one son, C.J.
Please join Rev. Burney and
the SEMBC family in our re-
maining nightly services as we
celebrate his first anniversary as
"Shepherd of the Flock" of
SEMBC: Thurs, Jan. 13 with
Rev. James Harvey, Friday, Jan.
14 with Rev. Matthew Bryant;
Saturday, Jan. 15 with a musical
program; and culminating Sun-
day morning with Rev. O'Hara
The Jacksonaire Gospel
Singers cordially invite the
public to attend their 14th an-
niversary celebration starting
at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15th
at Friendship AME Church on
Wire Road and Reed Street in
Chattahoochee. The celebra-
tion will continue at 3 p.m. on
Sunday, Jan. 16th.
The Singers invite all area
soloists, groups and choirs to
participate in this event by
contacting Lewis Edwards at
850-663-2688 or Beatrice
Jackson at 850-663-4143.
Groups from Florida, Georgia
and Alabama are scheduled to
appear. Rev. Angus Jackson,
Jr. is the pastor.
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Martin Luther King Observance
to be held at Beulah Hill Baptist
Beulah Hill Missionary Bap-
tist Church in Gretna will hold
its 2005 Martin Luther King Jr.
observance at 8:30 a.m. Satur-
day, Jan. 15. Attorney Benjamin
L. Crump, partner in the Talla-
hassee law firm of Parks and
Crump, will be the keynote
"We are honored to have At-
torney Crump to serve as our
Martin Luther King Jr. speaker
Sfor 200,." stated Rev. Matthew
M. Carter II, pastor of Beulah
Hill. "Our young people will be
able to see and hear an outstand-
ing role model, and our adults
will see the results of 'living Dr.
King's dream' in this year's pro-
"Lawyers and the law were at
the forefront of the successful ef-
forts to win the civil rights of
African Americans and other
people of color in this country,"
Crump said. "As an attorney, I
am always looking for ways to
give back to the church and com-
munity that gave so much to
Beulah Hill's celebration of
Dr. King's legacy will begin with
a community breakfast and fel-
lowship then move into the pro-
gram. The entire community is
invited and welcomed.
Shiloh Church of Christ Writ-
ten in Heaven (Robertsville) in-
vites the public to a night of
gospel singing at 61 Cox Road
in Robertsville starting at 6:30
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15th. Hear
the Gospel Consolers, the New
Jackson Singers, and many more
choirs and singers, sponsored by
Sis. Penny Lee and Sis. Rose
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enjoyed a hot bowl of chili as
they chatted near a blazing fire.
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en away, including two bicycles
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The church officers and pastor
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