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Sewage,


fire, police


top local


wish list

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Taking the advice of Sen. Al
Lawson (D-Tallahassee) and
Rep. Curtis Richardson (D-Tal-
lahassee), representatives from
each municipality (except
Havana) and the county met to
create a list of priorities to pres-
ent to the 2005 Legislature.
The lawmakers told elected
officials earlier this month that
they needed to prioritize and
rank their requests.
The problem,.they said, was
-that with every city in the county
asking for money as well as the
county asking, when it came
time to fund some of the projects
it would help to know which

See WISH LIST on Page 11

Health survey

begins in

Gadsden
by ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

Center' for Healthy Options
and Innovative Community
Empowerment or CHOICE will
begin working in Gadsden
County in a few days.
The group will be stopping at
selected households, first in
Midway, and gradually through-
out the county to ask questions
about eating habits, lifestyles
and other things that affect the
health of an individual.
The target date for Midway is
Saturday, Jan. 29.
"One of the things we're look-
ing for is to see if there is a con-
nection between lead paint in
homes and hypertension. We're
eliminating health disparities
through community empower-
ment," said Sokoya Finch, the
project's outreach coordinator.
Statistics reveal that African-
Americans across the United
States experience a much higher
rate of hypertension (high Blood
pressure) and diabetes than any
other culture.
Locally, African-Americans
-share the same disparity. While
genetics has been linked to
hypertension and diabetes, Finch
said there is evidence that many
environmental and sociological
factors are important, too.
"Specific factors include lead
exposure, experiences of racial
discrimination, job strain/
mnel nurmHnt ET or; tPn anr1
See HEALTH on Page 11


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Gadsden County's statistics on AIDS and HIV
have been batted around throughout the state and
,nation. The county has suffered negative publicity
and has been given the dubious distinction of
being named one of the counties in the state with
high instances of HIV and AIDS.
While no county wants to be named the worst,
Gadsden has taken a good look at itself'and the
numbers.
"Based on precentages, the numbers are high,
but actual numbers don't tell the truth. For exam-
ple, we had ten cases of AIDS in 2004. In 2005 we
had two more cases diagnosed.
"The percentages are misleading. People would


think that Gadsden
County has a 20 per-
cent increase in
newly diagnosed
cases, but in actuality,
there are on two more
cases," according to
Keith Blocker,
HIV/AIDS health
educator for the
Gadsden County
Health Department.
These are the facts,
as released by the
state Department of
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Keith Blocker
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See AIDS on Page 7


KidCare window closes Sunday


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The window of opportunity
closes down Sunday night at
11:59 for parents to enroll their
children in the state KidCare pro-
gram for the uninsured.


Officials say parents can still
sign up on line or express mail
their applications. At this late
date, sending applications via
regular mail will not insure their
arrival before the deadline.
"At this point, parents should
not depend on the mail to get


applications in. We have addi-
tional staff on hand to help sort
incoming applications during
these last few days," said Rose
Naff, Healthy Kids Executive
Director;
See KIDCARE on page 7


Residents



cold toward



heating bills


Photo by Byron Spires
Florida's Forester of the Year Michael Renwick peers across some of his gear.


Local forester


is state's best


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Michael Renwick is constantly busy. Whether it's
lighting and watching a controlleA burn or advising
landowners on how to best manage their property.
That's why the Gadsden County Forester was rec-
ognized by the Florida Forestry Association as the
Service Forester of the Year for 2004.
Renwick has lots and lots of experience in the
woods and with wood products, but has onl\ bfLen
with the Florida Division of Fores~r sine 1999
Before that he was a timber bul er for Coastal Lum-
ber in Havana, and a logging supervisor for a Perry
company.
He got his start in the timberlands of western
Michigan. "I was born in Detroit, I guess I wanted


to get al\\a from the chil\" i said. Wanlmin to
leaIn more aboul the business h.a l lie \\as inter-
ested im. Reni\ ick attended hald\\ -,,d lumber I rad-
ing school in Memphis.
The cold winters, however, sent him south. That
coupled with the hardwood industry market taking


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

High December utility bills had
Quincy's city commissioners up
in arms Tuesday night.
Most of the commissioners
said they had received calls from
residents concerning their high
bills.
Commissioner Sherrie Taylor
said that she knew of instances
where senior citizens had heated
only one room during the month
of December to keep down their
heating bills.
She added that, "right now
there are 300-400 people jump-
ing through their roof," because
of their high bills.
"A lot of people out there can-
not pay their utility bills," com-
missioner Keith Dowdell said.
Utilities director Moe Cox
mentioned to the commission
that December had been an
unseasonably cold month. He
said that was a contributing fac-
tor to the high. electricity bills.
"I don't remember it being cold
in December," Dowdell said.
One explanation according to
Dowdell could be the way the
electric bills were figured.
Dowdell brought a packet of
residents' billing histories with
him to the meeting that he said
showed an discrepancy in the
amount residents were charged.
.Dowdell said there was a differ-
ence in the cost between what he
said had been randomly chosen
billing histories from different
parts of Quincy.
The figures, he said, ranged
from 7.59 per unit for a bill on
the north side to 8.47 per unit for
bills on the south side. Included
in those figures was a east side
rate of 7.79 per unit .and a west
side figure of 8.37 per unit.
Most of the concern centered
around the city's fuel adjustment
charge that is added to each resi-
dent's electric bill.
Residents are charged a flat
rate per unit of use, then an
adjustable rate based on the cur-
rent charge for electricity is
added on a separate line on a res-
ident's bill.
SThe two added together gives a
resident the charge for electricity
for,that month.
Dowdell said that Shelley
Robinson, director of customer
service, had helped him with the
calculations. Robinson added
that in figuring the cost per unit
she had deducted the taxes
charged making the amounts
represent only the actual cost of


electricity.
When asked to explain the dis-
crepancies, finance director
Neva Reed said that she did not
believe accurate cost per unit
could be figured from just a resi-
dent's bill history.
Reed added that she did not
know all of the variables con-
cerning the electricity charges.
She suggested the calculations
be figured from the bill and not
the bill history. When those cal-
culations are done, she said. "I'm
almost certain you'll see the
same rates."
Based on Dowdell's figures
there was some concern by com-
missioner Finley Cook .as to
whether the discrepancies could
be computer generated or caused
by human error.
Reed explained that the city's
software program generated resi-
dents' bills and that the rates
were figured by the computer.
With that in mind, Cook asked
that the company that keeps the
city's software be contacted. He
wanted them to have someone
check the system out as soon as
possible.
Reed said she would contact
the company Wednesday morn-
ing. In addition commissioners
asked for a written report from
the company concerning their
findings.
Before the end of the meeting
Cox responded to the comment
about the discrepancies in the
billing system.
He pulled a bill from the sys-
tem and figuring the calculations
by hand. His calculations, he
said, agreed with the city's com-
puter "to the penny."
According to Cox each resi-
dential user is charged a flat rate
of .073522 per unit for electric-
ity. This month's fuel adjustment
was 0.235 and a $6.00 flat rate
for a meter charge. "These bills
are correct," Cox said.
Commissioner Andy Gay was
still concerned about the high
bills.
"We still can't have our resi-
dents worry about our temp
dropping 20 degrees and their
bills tripling," Gay said.
The commissioners agreed that
if any overbillings did occur the
city would make refunds to those
residents.
Concerning those residents
who were having difficulty pay-
ing high utility bills city manager
Willie Earl Banks told commis-
sioners that he would work with
those on an individual basis.


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Judge orders dogs put to sleep


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

The fate of 26 pit bull dogs
seized in a recent raid on a sus-
pected dog fighting ring was
sealed Monday afternoon in
county judge Stewart Parson's
chambers.
All 26 dogs will be put to sleep.
"Were these dogs not eutha-
nized, their only existence would
consist of being kept isolated and
caged due to the threat they pose
to public safety," Parson wrote in
his order.



William
Randall


Parson further stated in the
order, "Such an existence is far
worse than no existence at all and,
while it may assuage the heart to
believe there is an alternative to
destruction, this Court must base
its decision on logic and law. The
evidence in this Court that failing
to order the destruction of these
dogs would only further abuse
creatures who have already borne
more suffering than any living
thing should."
Parson's chambers became
solemnly quiet when State Attor-
ney Frank Allman called his first
witness.
It would be Gadsden County
Sheriff Department's Lt. Jim
Corder, who found the dogs, that
would be called upon to testify
first.
Corder stated he had seen a dog
tied to a tree, bleeding, while he
was involved in an unrelated drug
investigation in the Sawdust area.
He had also seen 11 or 12 men
standing around near the dog.
As soon as Corder entered the
property the men began to dis-
perse, "We were just minutes from,


catching dogs fighting," he said.
Corder described a gruesome
sight of dogs penned and tied
around the yard.
The dog that first had caught
his eye, a female, was bleeding
and appeared to have old scars all
over its body he said.
She had been tied to the tree on
a short lease which allowed her
little mobility.
All of the dogs appeared to be
in poor health.
William Thomas Randall, 58,
was present at the hearing. Ran-
dall has been charged with 19
counts of cruelty to animals and
one count of possession of a
firearm by a felon. His bond was
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the adult dogs, but did admit own-
ing four or five puppies found at
the scene. The puppies he referred
to are four to six months old.
Corder said that he did not
understand the existent of the
fighting operation until he went
back to the scene the next day.
He had contacted the Humane
Society he said and a representa-
tive accompanied him to the Ran-
dall home.
Laura Bevins, a regional direc-
tor for the Human Society of the
United States, also testified at the
hearing.
Corder and Bevins were able to
find several items suspected of
being used in dog fighting.


Two of the dogs that were confiscated in the dog fighting bust. The
black dog is believed to be the one tied to the "tree of life."
Photo by Byron Spires


set at $58,000.
Randall would say that the
female dog was tied to the tree
of life," adding that he was a
"healer" and only treated and
trained the animals.
.He.denied ownership of any of


Bevins said that under a piece
of plastic they found a "portable
dog fighting box" which they set
up. The carpet which covers the
bottom of the box she said was
saturated in blood as were some of
he 0\ood planks used for the sides
/ *' ;; '. '*


of the pen.
Other items the pair found
included a water tank that
appeared to be used for training
the dogs. weights, a sled for the
dogs to pull while being trained,
and antibiotics. Bevins said that
many dog owners do their own
veterinary work.
A long plank with collars to
hold the dogs Bevins said was
used to restrain the dogs while


they were being treated. It could
also have been used, she said, for
holding a female dog for breeding
purposes.
Bevins said she felt the lone
female was tied to the tree and was
being used as a "bait dog".
Bait dogs are used to train fight-
ing dogs. They allow a fighting
dog to kill or mutilate a "bait" dog
to give them the taste for blood.
It appeared, Bevins said, that


the dog had produced several lit-
ters of puppies and was probably
not needed as a breeding dog.
Therefore it was time to turn her
into a bait dog.
She added that she had seen
dogs like the one recently in the
Gadsden County Times, with its
bottom lip torn off, and they were
usually being used as bait dogs.


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Two trained to spot gangs


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff'Writer

Gang members be aware.
The Gadsden County Sheriff's
Department has now installed the
state's GangNet, Florida's Gang
Intelligence System.
Deputies Janice McPaul and
Doug Stills have completed train-
ing in how to use the system and
according to sheriff Morris Young
five more deputies will soon be


Tlictured left to right,
,lMcPaul


* added to their ranks. McPaul and
Stills have received Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
certification to now enter and
review gang-related information
on the state's database.
"Adding five more officers to
this program is one of the initia-
tives I hope to have implemented
by this summer," Young said about
the program.
The data system will allow
local state and federal criminal
agencies to capture and share
criminal street gang activity. A pri-
mary purpose of GangNet is to
allow a rapid exchange of infor-
mation, McPaul said.
Does Gadsden County have a


gang problem?
The following information pro-
vided by GangNet may answer
that question.
A person who is a member of a
criminal street gang and who
meets two or more of the follow-
ing eight criteria:
A). Admits to a criminal gang
membership
B). Is identified as a criminal
gang member by a parent or


photo by Byron Spires
guardian
C). Is identified as a criminal
street gang member by a docu-
mented reliable informant
D). Resides in or frequents a
particular criminal street gang's
area-and adopts the style of dress
or their use of hand signs or tat-
toos-and associates with crimi-
nal street gang members
E).Is identified as a criminal
street gang member by an inform-
ant of previously untested reliabil-
ity and such identification is cor-
roborated by independent infor-
mation
F). Has been arrested more that
once in the company of identified

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Gadsden County Times January 27, 2005 3


School


denies


transfer


INTO


district

Parents of 3 expelled
Leon students want
Gadsden to take them

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Parents of three students who
have been kicked out of Leon
County pleaded with the school
board to forgive them of their Leon
County sins and allow them the
enroll in Gadsden County schools.
These students were expelled for
acts such as committing battery on
a school employee, assault and
battery on a school official, and
defiant and disruptive behavior.
The board denied all three
request, but told the parents that
they would sign the necessary
waivers for them to attend a sec-
ond chance school in Leon County.
"My child need to be in school.
He has been sitting around the
house for two months now. I see
all of these commercials about no
child being left behind, and my
child is being left behind," said the
mother of the child who commit-
ted battery on a school employee.
She said if her 13-year-old remains
out of school much longer he may
end up with the wrong type of peo-
ple as friends.
"We care about your child, but
we don't have the staff or the
accommodations," said Roger Mil-
ton.
Issac Simmons explained to the
parents that it is customary for
school districts to honor expul-
sions of other school districts. If,
they were told, Leon County
JccepiL the student n itis second
chance program t v. ill be l[e par-
ents' "personal responsibility" to
get the children to the school.
Two of the students were attend-
ing Nims Middle School and
another was attending Raa Middle
School at the time of the expul-
sions. One parent said she and her
family moved back to Gasdsden a
week ago after living in Leon
County for the past nine years. The
others didn't say why their chil-
dren were attending school out of
district.
Another parent who asked that
her son, who attends Maranatha
Christian School, be allowed to go
to Leon High. School was also
turned down. The soccer program
at Maranatha School is discontinu-
ing and all of the players will be
transferring to Leon High. In the
meantime, the family has moved to
Gadsden County and she wants her
son to continue playing with his
teammates. "He is a good soccer
player and scouts are looking at
him. He wants to get a soccer
scholarship to the University of
Texas," she said.
School Board Chairman Judge
Helms told the mother that East
Gadsden High has a very good
soccer program and that they
would be happy to have an experi-
enced player such as her son.
"Based on guidelines, if
we offer what you want here, we
cannot approve of him going,"
Helms said.
In other matters, board members
were given an update on West
Gadsden High. According to Ajax
Construction Company representa-
tive Todd Smith, the district could
save $1 million if the school did
not face the street. At issue is a dip
where the parking lot is scheduled


to be placed that would require that
much fill to make the parking area
level.
To save money, Smith recom-
mended that the school be turned
around so that the side of the facil-
ity is exposed to the street.
"I don't like that design. It's like
building a $300,000 home and all
you see from the street in the
garage," Simmons said.
The board suggested the com-
pany and the superintendent and
staff meet to iron out ways to save
money and not have the front of
the school facing the woods.
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Quincy Attorney Hall Richmond

Richmond earns national

Republican award

by ALICE DU PONT was been named the 2004 Rea-
Times Editor gan Republican Gold Medal
Local attorney Hal Richmond Award winner. The announce-


ment was made last Friday by
House Majority Leader Tom
DeLay (R-TX), National Repub-
lican Congressional Committee
Chairman Tom Reynolds (R-
NY) and the National Republi-
can Congressional Committee.
"Mr. Richmond was selected
based on unyielding support of
the Republican Party, outstand-
ing leadership in business and
for displaying a commitment to
President Reagan's vision for an
entrepreneurial America,"
Reynolds said.
Richmond has served as an
Honorary Chairman of the Busi-
ness Advisory Council and
Reynolds said the selection
could not have gone to a more
deserving person.
"Only an elite group of busi-
ness and professional people
were nominated to receive the
award before the committee
reached a final decision,"
Reynolds said.


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Record

The Gadsden County Sheriff's
office has released the arrest report
for Jan. 25:
Perry Edwards-VOP/forgery,
uttering; VOP/grand theft, dealing
in stolen property and defrauding
pawnbroker; Zale Baker-uttering,
forgery and grand theft; Edger
Fraizer-VOP/fraud use of credit
cards; Michael Murray-VOP/pur-
chase of controlled substance and


introduction of contraband intt
detention facility' Lakeisha
Bridges-VOP/public assistance
fraud; Frank Srong-VOP/felony
battery.
O.Z. Marshall-robbery by sudden
snatching, VOP/uttering; Louis
Gunn-aggravated battery; Dane
Depottey-possession of marijuana
M/T 20 grams, possession w/intent
to sell and possession of drug para-
phernalia; Floyd Zellars-VOP/pur-
chase of cocaine; Everett Moore-
VOP/grand theft; Thomas Carter-
FTA/VOP/possession of controlled
substance.


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4 January 27, 2005


PINIONS


How to de-Christmas a house


I am so pleased with myself.
There are no signs of Christ-
mas decorations left inside my
house. The outside stuff was
put away New year's Day or
the day after. But inside things
just lingered.
Until Monday night.
That's when I couldn't take
it anymore. On my first ambi-
tious attempt to de-Christmas
the house, I took almost every-
thing down and placed it hap-
flazardly on the living room
sofa, the floor, in side chairs,
and on the coffee table.
Each day, I vowed to take
the plastic boxes out and put
the decorations away. In my
blind, I had a cut-off date of
4lanuary 20 so that I would
have a month to look at my
Valentine's Day decorations. I


kept slipping further and fur-
ther back on my date. It was
getting so that I didn't want
company. Last week I had,
company and one of the fist


"Is that

your

Christmas

stuff

over there?"


comments from a guest was "Is
that your Christmas stuff over
there? I didn't know what that
was," he said. One sure way to
get me moving is to embarrass


The placc n;oi looks like a
home Ini.iteid of the baick iroIoI
ol a department store \ here
the\ chunk stuff just \\j ain..
for the lne\i \clr to come
a'roind.
I know I'm slow about this
but there are people who keep
a tree up year around. Not
because they are sentimental or
waiting for someone in the
military or who is far away to
come home, that's different.
These folks just never take
them down. These are some of
the same people who keep their
lights up all year long, too.
A friend of mine told me
that he once asked his uncle
why he kept Christmas light up
throughout the year and while
he anticipated some profound
answer, all his uncle said was,
"I don't take them down
because I'll just have to put
them right back up next year."
I guess there's something to be
said for that. That arguments
could be made for people who
don't like to make beds. Why
make it up in the morning
when you're just going to get
right back in it at night?


About the images of "fighting dogs"


Monday I sat through the
proceedings that decided the
fate of the 26 dogs that were
recently removed from what
appears to be a dog fighting
ring.
This was not my first experi-
ence with these 26 dogs.
I was also at the animal shel-
ter shortly after the dogs were
picked up and took pictures.
You've seen some of the pic-
tures already. It is a sight that I
hope not to repeat again in the
near future.
I did my job and took the
pictures, but I didn't like what I
saw.
It was gruesome and unnerv-
ing.
I've also seen where these
types of dogs have been trained,
that too is gruesome.
I wish I could invent a word
to describe how I have felt since


seeing those dogs and what
human beings are capable of
doing.
It would have to be at least
20 syllables long and have a
definition that included such
words as despicable, horren-
dous, grotesque, unbelievable,
and sickening.
I remember my Dad saying
many times that anyone that
would mistreat an animal, even
if he was raising it for food
would deserve the worst punish-
ment man could devise.
Maybe that is why I felt my
blood pressure rise when I saw
those poor dogs.
Maybe that is why I felt a
pain in my heart when I heard
their fate.
A fate they did not deserve, a
fate they had no control over -
and sadly a fate they were born
to face.


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Boyd speaks on Social Security


i New Social Security

$y Congressman Allen Boyd

SSince-'itfs'"itablishrien'it'in 1935
y President Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt,,Social Security has been
one of the greatest achievements of
the American government and one
of the deepest commitments to the
American people. For more than 60
years, it has' protected our elderly
against poverty and assured young
people of a more secure future.
Social Security works because it
speaks to the uncertainties brought
on by old age and disability and
provides millions of people a stable
lifestyle after retirement. However,
changing demographics have
threatened to severely handicap the
Social Security program a pro-
gram in desperate need of reform.
Contrary to what many people
believe, Social Security taxes are
not saved in an account bearing
their name. Instead, these taxes are
used primarily to pay benefits to
current retirees, while the excess is
placed into an account known as
the Social Security Trust Fund. It is
often assumed that this money has


bill before congress

been saved in the Trust Fund as a
way of "pre-funding" the benefits
of future retirees. In realiht,. the
money is loaned to the Tr!ca~il to
pay for current government -por-
jects and programs. In other words,
this money has already been used
and the Trust Fund contains IOUs.
In essence, Social Security is a
pay-as-you-go system. This system
works best when there are many
workers paying taxes and just a few
retirees collecting benefits. The rea-
son for this looming shortfall is
entirely related to demographics. In
1950, for example, there were 16
workers for every one retiree.
Today, Americans are living longer
after they retire and are having
fewer children. This means that the
number of workers per retiree will
decline from 3.3 per retiree today
to 2.3 per retiree by 2025 and to 1.9
per retiree by 2080.
In its current form, Social Secu-
rity cannot last. In 2019, only 15
years from now, Social Security
benefits paid out each year will
exceed payroll taxes being col-
lected by the government. At this


point, the Trust Fund will begin to
redeem the IOUs for current
retirees. This begins a rapid decline
in the financial state of Social
Security, which will reach com-
plete insolvency in 2042 when all
of the IOUs plus interest will have
been repaid. The year 2042, .,may
seem like a long way off, but
today's young professionals in their
late twenties and-early thirties will
reach retirement age when the
Social Security Trust Fund
becomes insolvent. This means that
they will not receive the benefits
that are being promised to them
today. These are the facts. The
question is not whether there is a
problem; the question is how we
can fix it.
I have cosponsored the Biparti-
san Retirement Security Act with
Representative Jim Kolbe (R-AZ)
to address the significant, long
term shortfalls of Social Security.
Our plan takes the best of both
worlds by preserving the basic ben-
efit while also encouraging per-
sonal responsibility. Allowing
younger workers to place a small
portion of their payroll tax into per-
sonal accounts is one of the options
to overcome this shortfall. Personal
accounts provide individuals with
ownership of and control over part
of their retirement assets includ-


ing the freedom to invest in safe,
risk-free Treasury securities. Under
the Kolbe-Boyd plan, low income
workers, women, minorities and
the disabled are also protected from
poverty through the reforms our
bill makes to the Social Security
program.. . ...
'ThseI, Kolbe- Boyp) Biprtisiag
Retirement Security .Act is based
on three pirnciples that are essen-
tial for Social Security reform.
First, there must be a guaranteed
benefit to protect low income
retirees. Seocnd, any plan must be
honest about the transition cost and
how it will be paid. Third, the plan
should not make any changes to the
benefits promised to current
retirees or those who are near the
retirement age.
SFor years, the need for modern-
izing the Social Security program
has been a popular and often heated
topic. In the past, both Republicans
and Democrats have turned their
heads on this issue as there are dif-
ficult choices to be made in order
to fix the program. This has to end.
The Social Security program has
grown to become an essential
aspect of modern life. Ignoring the
problem is' no longer an option if
this invaluable program will con-
tinue to be beneficial for our chil-
dren and grandchildren.


Ways to help get your child ready for FCAT


Rita T. Carter, Ph.D.
School Psychologist
Gadsden County Schools

It has been said the only place
success comes before work is in
the dictionary! As we all know it
is that time of year for parents,
students and schools to start
thinking and preparing for stu-
dent and school success on the
FCAT.
As children's first and most
important teachers, there is work
for parents to do. Parents must
realize and step up to the plate
and do their part. Research has
shown that it is not a matter of
being rich or poor to make a dif-
ference and facilitate success in
school for children.
It only takes parental involve-
ment! Parents must make and
take the time to be involved in
their children's education and see
the success that follows for the
students and their schools. "Suc-
cess is 99% preparation and 1%
inspiration" and parents must be
a big part of that preparation!


Schools cannot do it alone!
What can a parent do?
All parents can limit television
and make sure there is specified
time for study for daily home-
work and participate in the dis-
trict's "Stop Drop and Study"
program which involve parents
having their children studying
between the hours of 6-7 p.m.
Monday-Thursday studying from
their math, reading, writing or
science FCAT Practice Books.
There is something in it for the
children and the parents. Parents
may receive prizes or even cash
if their home is found with the
porch light on between 6-7 p.m.
and their children studying! For
very young children, parents may
use the time to read to them as
well as help older children as
needed.
Parents can start now with
making sure children are on a
schedule to make sure they get
the appropriate rest for maximum
performance on the FCAT and
daily schoolwork. Now is also
the time for parents to make sure


children are provided brain-
enhancing food that will make a
difference and improve learning.
Brain enhancing foods include
fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and
other protein foods and grains.
While parents are limiting tel-
evision, they should also encour-
age children to be active and
involved in outside activities
such sports, riding their bikes
and/or just playing, as all chil-
dren know to do. The more activ-
ity and exercise children are
involved, the more their bodies
and brains are enhanced to learn.
Parents must take the initiative to
send them out to play and when
possible, play with them!
Parents that can should be
involved in their children's
school volunteering and helping
where they can, which is also
part of preparation. It is amazing
how a, parent's presence in a
school will influence your own
children and those of your neigh-
bors. Older children may say
they do not like it, but they do!
Other children will be encour-


aged and tell they parents to
come and be a part of the school
as well.
Working parents should plan
to spend time in their children's
school as well. You have not
because you ask not, so ask your
employer to partner with schools
and allow time for you and your
fellow workers to be involved in
local schools. Everybody wins
and so will businesses and
employers when we have suc-
cessful students and schools.
Last but not least, parents
must encourage their children
and join teachers and schools in
having high expectations for our
students and schools. Children
live up to what is expected. Par-
ents can and should use words to
express those high expectations
they have for THEIR children
and THEIR schools. Words and
thoughts have power! Tell chil-
dren they will pass the FCAT!
Parents can and should equip
their children with positive
words and thoughts of success
for school and on the FCAT!


Heart disease has Zoe Golloway

vseein (and wearing) red these days


Heat disease is the leading
cause of death for American
\\omien. regardless of race or
ethnicity. It claims nearly
500,00( Ilnes each \ear-about a
death al minute. One in three
% omen \\ill die of heart disease
or stroke, compared to one in 30
from breast cancel.
Tallahassee Memorial Hospi-
tal is involved in a major inmita-
tile to educate women about
their risk for cardioN ascular dis-
ease and encourage them to take
better care of their hearts. It's
called, "Women Wearing Red to
Fight Heart Disease "
Zoe Golloway, executive
director of the Gadsden Arts
Center, is one of 22 women
invited hy TMH to publicly take
a stand against heart disease.
"Before being asked to partici-
pate in tlis campaign." says Gol-
lo\\ay, "1 knew absolutely) noth-
ing about heart disease and
women. I \was among the 87 per-
cent of American women who do
not perceive heart disease as a
significant heal ththreat...I hope
thai the message which goes out
helps to inform women and
encourages them to be responsi-
ble foi their own health."
According to the American
Heart Association AHA). lthe
red dress is the national symbol
for women and heart disease. As
an icon. the led dress catches


one's attention, conveys the seri-
ousness of heart disease, and
changes tie perception that heart
disease is only a man's concern.
The red dress i, alo the center-
piece foi the AHA's "Go Red for
Women" campaign. "Go Red for
Women" was designed to raise
awareness. especially among
women and offer important
guidelines for lifestyle changes
that will help them "live longer
and stronger" Among the ree-
ommendations, women are
urged to: Stop smoking-the sin-
gle-most preventable risk factor
for heart disease. drink in moder-
ation or not at all, control high
blood pressure, maintain healthy
cholesterol levels, exercise regu-
larly, control or delad the onset
of diabetes, reduce excess
weight or maintain a healthy
weight and eat a healthful diet.
The goal of the American
Heart Association is to reduce
the risk of heart attack and stroke
by 25 percent by the year 2010.
Barbara Gill MacArthur, admnn-
istrator of the TMH Heart and
Vascular Center says, "Our insti-
tution supports that effort and
we're enlisted the help of these
dedicated, powerful women
from the Big Bend and surround-
ing communities to convey this
message."


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or '. h.t eC\ r nLanie \i \ou outld
'like i, call it
I understand. it is the best
I thin 10 d>o
I hai e no problem \iith the
decision.
But that doesn't make it go
down any easier.
That doesn't make the image
of a dog whose lower jaw was
exposed go away.
Or two dozen emaciated dogs
in pens with their joints and ribs
poking through their barely
clinging skin.
It doesn't take away the dark
and lonely eyes that peered out
between the bars as they stood
with their tails stuck between
their legs.
Nor does it take away the
thought that some of these poor
and mistreated animals could
have been someone's beloved
pet.
That they could have once
been chasing a ball or climbing
in a child's lap.
I love animals and I love
people, but I abhor people who
mistreat animals.
And in this case I certainly
agree with my Dad.


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TCC to pilot national education initiative
Enhance high-tech careers for minority students


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TCC unveils 2005 African-American calendar


To kick off its annual celebra-
tion of African-American His-
tory Month, Tallahassee Com-
munity College recognized 12
distinguished contemporary and
historic African-American lead-
ers with Monday's unveiling of
the fifth edition of the African-
American History Calendar.
The 2005 calendar theme is
"The Niagara Movement, Then
and Now: The Struggle for
Achievement." Among this
year's nominees is Dr. Robert H.
Bryant.
Dr. Bryant earned his Bache-
lors degree in Business Educa-
tion and Business Administration
from Bethune Cookman College,
his Masters degree in Adminis-
tration and Supervision from
New York University, and an
honorary doctor of humane let-
ters from Bethune Cookman
College. He began his career in
1957 as a teacher at Carter Par-
ramore High School. From
1979-1984, Dr. Bryant served as
Assistant Superintendent for
FniploI ee Reahliois and Admin-
istrative Services. He is also co-
owner of Ponderosa, Incorpo-
rated.
In 1984, he was elected as the
Superintendent of Schools for
Gadsden County. Dr. Bryant
was the first African-American
to be elected to this position in
the State of Florida. He served
as the Superintendent until he
retired in 1992. While in this
position, Dr. Bryant reinstated
art into the elementary schools
and oversaw the accreditation of
1ll elementary schools and the
entire district by the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools. He established an alter-
native school, opened the.first


school-based health clinic, and
established a bilingual education
program. Dr. Bryant created the
Superintendent's Top Ten pro-
gram to recognize high achiev-
ing seniors each year, and intro-
duced dual enrollment, enabling
Gadsden County Public School
students to enroll at the local
community college. He also
established the Gadsden Educa-
tion Foundation, published a dis-
trict school newsletter entitled
"Challenge," and implemented
the Gadsden Teacher of the Year
Recognition Program.
After his retirement as the
Superintendent of Schools for
Gadsden County in 1996, Dr.
Bryant was appointed by the
Governor of Florida to serve as a
member of the School Board of
Gadsden County In addition to
these achievements, Dr. Bryant
also served as President of the
Florida Association of Sec-
ondary School Principals, as
President of the Gadsden County
Chapter of the Bethune-Cook-
man College Alumni Associa-
tion, and as a member of Visiting
Committees of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS) .
Dr. Bryant served on the Board
of Directors for the Association
of Florida District School Super-
intendents, and the Florida Edu-
cational Negotiators. He also
served as Chairman, of HRS-
District 2-Health and Human
Services Board, Chairman of
Florida State Hospital Advisory
Board, and was the first African-
American to serve as Chairman
of the Gadsden County Chamber
of Commerce. He served as
Basileus of Chi Omega Chapter
of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He


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is a member and past Sir Archon
Alpha Zeta Boule'Sigma Pi Phi
Fraternity, and one of the found-
ing officers and member of the
Gadsden County Men of
Actions, Incorporated. He
serves as a member of the Talla-
hassee Community College
Foundation, and the United
States Department of Education-
Teacher Assistance Corp (TAC).
In honor of his contributions, he
has been the recipient of numer-
ous awards including the
NAACP Black Achievers Award,
and the Bethune Cookman Col-
lege Pinnacle Award.
Dr. Bryant is married to Ellen
Sanders Bryant, and is the proud
father of Mrs. Debra B. Parks
and Mrs. Cynthia Prince. He
served his country in arms for
the 82nd Airborne Division of
the United States Army, and is an
active member of the Mount Cal-
vary Primitive Baptist Church in
Quincy, Florida.
Other 2005 nominees are Dr.
Larry E.. Rivers, Mr. Ramon J.
Alexander, Mrsk. Georgia "Joy"'
Bowen, Mr. Stephen Bea;ley,
Mrs. Dorothy Inman-Johnson,
Rev. Ernest Ferrell, Ms. Eva B.
Mannings, Ms. Linn Ann Jones
Griffin, The Honorable Eleanor
Mitchell Hunter, Mr. Lee Col-
son, and Mr. Earle Lee, Jr.
Individual copies of the calen-
dar are available to the public by
contacting the TCC Library at
850-201-6110. Churches, busi-
nesses, and organizations wish-
ing to receive multiple copies
(10 or more) are asked to make a
request in advance. Copies are
also available at Strong & Jones
Funeral Home.


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Tallahassee Community Col-
lege is among nine community
colleges from eight states
selected to establish pilot pro-
grams supporting low-income,
underrepresented students to
attain high-tech degrees.
The campuses are part of a
2004 nationwide initiative
launched by Mathematics, Engi-
neering, Science Achievement
(MESA) USA, a nationally
renowned education program,
and Hewlett Packard (HP). The
initiative brought about $75,000
in startup money and equipment
to TCC for the lab.
To serve the programs, TCC
opened the HP-MESA Diversity
in Engineering Center on Mon-
day.
TCC and the other colleges
will establish pilot programs
based on the highly successful
MESA Community College Pro-
gram (MCCP). MESA has part-
nered with HP to replicate the
MCCP nationally through HP's


Class meeting

The Shanks Class of 1982 will
be having a class meeting this
Sunday January 30, 2005 at the
home of Rutha Black. The
meeting will be held at 4:00 PM.
All classmates are encouraged to
attend. The class will be final-
izing the plans for the Black His-
tory Parade Breakfast and other
class business.


JAS Class of 1997

The James A. Shanks class of
1997 will hold a meeting on
Sunday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. at the
Shanks Park. The meeting will
be to discuss upcoming class
events, Biloxi, and class
fundraisers. All questions may
be directed to Kenya Miller-Ray
at 627-2799 or Keysha Williams,
at 856-9289.


2004 Diversity in Engineering
Grant initiative.
The initiative aims to increase
recruitment, retention and trans-
fer of underrepresented commu-
nity college students from urban
and rural communities across the
country and will enable TCC to
improve upon its noted success
of reaching minority students.
"We have several campus
wide programs targeted at
recruiting and retaining minority
students," said Dr. Frank Brown,
TCC Dean of Math and Science.
"With the additional resources,
TCC will be able to further
enhance the learning environ-
ment for minorities and women
seeking high-tech careers.
MESA expects us to be a model
program for the initiative in the
southeast."
"Community college is an
important educational bridge for
many African American, Latino
and American Indian students on
their path to four-year degrees in


Retired Educators
meetings

The Gadsden County Retired
Educators' executive board
meeting is 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the
bus depot.
The regular meeting of the
Gadsden County Retired Educa-


engineering and computer sci-
ence," says Bess Stephens, Vice
President of Philanthropy and
Education, HP. "The MESA
Community College Program
helps retain these students in the
engineering pipeline, increasing
the number of qualified candi-
dates pursuing professional high i
tech careers. HP is proud to part-
ner with MESA in this effort."
The other selected institution
are Chicago State Universiti
(Chicago, IL), Darton Collegd
(Albany, GA), Essex County
College (Newark, NJ), Georgia
Perimeter College (Decatur,
GA), Niagara County Commu-
nity College (Sanborn, NY), Sib
Louis Community College (St"
Louis, MO), San Antonio Col-
lege (San Antonio, TX), and
Southwestern Indian Polytech-
nic Institute (Albuquerque,
NM). The campuses were chod
sen after undergoing an exten-
sive five-month selectioI
process.


tors is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Thurs, Feb. 10, at Tanner Chapel
AME Church on Martin Luther
King, Jr Blvd. This meeting will
include a presentation by Dr
Young on eye care, and the cho2
rus of East Gadsden HigHi
School. Mark your calendar so
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If you would like to share news about your church's
activities you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. Church news 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. Madison,
Quincy.


5th Sunday

Coalition

FountainHead AME Church,
i232 J&J Lane, Mt. Pleasant will
host the 5th Sunday missionary
coalition Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Our
speaker will be Rev. Henderson
|from Springfield AME Church
,along with Salem and Old
iBethel AME churches. Everyone
4is invited to attend. For more
information you may contact the
church at 850-856-8015.


5th Sunday in

Scott Town
Brother Kelly would like to
invite the James A. Shanks class
:of 1973 and others to come out
'this 5th Sunday at 4 p.m. for
worship service. The location
Swill be at the Pastor James
Jones' church in Scott Town.


AGAPE serves

the county
AGAPE Christian Fellow-
ship Center offers 9:45 a.m.
Church Sunday school and 11:15
Sa.m. worship service every Sun-
day morning, 7 p.m. prayer
meeting every Monday night,
and 7:30 p.m. Bible study every
Wednesday night.
Klothes Kloset features
clothing, shoes and furniture
items Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
land Saturdays noon-2 p.m. If
)ou \want to donate items or
pickup any items please contact
Evang. Harriet Burns-Pete,
director at 850-627-4332.
SPot ministry is open every
'Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1
p.m.. If you have questions
please contact Mother Ella Har-
,ris or Sis. Tiffane McMillan at
'850-627-4332. The center is
located at 10 S. Munroe St. in
:Quincy.


Elder Davis instal-
lation service
Installation services for
iElder Marvin J. Davis will be
!held Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 pm.,
House of Prayer First Born
:Church of the Living God, Iric,
910 Clark St., Quincy. Pastor
:Davis comes to Quincy with a
vast range of Christian qualifica-
tions. He is a well-decorated Air
Force veteran having retired
from the military as Chief Mas-
ter Sergeant (E-9) after 29 years'
service.
Pastor Davis and his wife,
Joyce Benita Nelson Davis,
reside in Pensacola where he is
employed as a science teacher at
the Escambia Bay Marine Insti-
tution. He teaches at-risk stu-
dents in the Department of Juve-
nile Justice-approved system.
Teaching is his passion and his
heart is for our youth and com-
munity. Please join us in wel-
coming Pastor Davis to Gadsden
County and the Tallahassee Dis-
trict. For additional information,
please call 509-0545.


Chattahoochee's 2nd Annual

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


was rendered including tradi-
tional and contemporary gospel,
poetry, dance, hip-hop, blues,
jazz and R&B. Chattahoochee
can be proud of the day and all
that was done to ensure that all
people were represented.
A special thanks to the Tri-
River Ministerial Alliance and
the Chattahoochee City Council
for their great sponsorship and
Lee Garner, city manager, and
councilman James Atkins for
their support of the celebration.
The crowd was honored to have
Chattahoochee's oldest citizen,
Mrs. Jessie O. Bradley, who is
103 years old, in attendance at
all the activities. Certificates for
the community citizens 75 years
of age and older, and the finan-
cial contributions will be pre-
sented to the Chattahoochee Ele-
mentary School for the Literacy
Program at the City Council
meeting on Feb. 1st.
The observance could not
have been what it was had it not
been for the following partici-


by Everline Brown

Chattahoochee's second City-
Wide Observance of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Day was a suc-
cess due to the response from the
patrons who supported the occa-
sion. "Unity in the Community"
was exemplified by the partici-
pation of citizens in the commu-
nity of all races, religions, etc.
Although the weather was freez-
ing cold, the Prayer Breakfast,
the Unity Freedom Walk/March
and the festivities all were mem-
orable. The people showed up in
great numbers. There were
united spirits seen and felt by all
during the day The occasion
was outstanding as een by the
smiles and hadshakes amongst
the people and the verbal expres-
sions heard about Dr. Martin
Luther King and the City of
Chattahoochee as it related to the
celebration. There were expres-
sions as to how far we've come
and where we plan to go.
A variety of entertainment


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program set
The Missionary and
Mother's Board extends an invi-
tation to all Auxiliary Boards to
worshipp with them on their
Annual Fellosehip Program
Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.
The speaker is Minister
Gwendolyn Lockwood of St.
John PB Church in Midway.
Musical selections will be pro-
vided by the.Shuler Sisters.



Faith Cornerstone
ministries presents
musical program
The Youth Department
invites the public to their first
musical program Sunday, Feb.
13 at 6 p.m. CT at the church,
5460 Collins Chapel Rd. in
Malone. All choirs, soloists, and
groups are invited to come out
and help make this program a
success.
Marriage Enrichment Cele-
bration will be held Feb. 19 at 5
p.m. at the church for all mar-
ried couples, divorcees, married
but separated, desiring to be
married or engaged to be mar-
ried couples. Dress is formal,
semi-formal and Sunday best. A
reception will follow immedi-
ately at the Joy Club on 8th St in
Malone.
First Black History program
will be held Friday and Satur-
day, Feb. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.
and Sunday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.
Contact Evangelist Eldiest
Andrews at 850-482-8766, Sis.
Latonia Blair at 850-574-6673,
Pastor Virginia Smith at 850-
856-9056 or Sis. Ellen Nelson at
850-875-3879 for more infor-
mation.


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Saturday, Jan. 29th- 7:30
a.m. until-GHM Indoor Rum-
mage Sale.
Sunday, Feb. 6th- 9 a.m.
* Church In Training; 10 a.m.
Morning Glory service.
Monday, Feb. 7th- 7 p.m.
Teenager ministry; Singles min-
istry; Couples and Marriage
ministry.


Hardaway sing
Hardaway Assembly of
God will host a sing Sunday
night, Jan. 30 beginning at
6:30 p.m., featuring The
Basics.


5th Sunday at First
Mission Christ

Temple COGIC
Tallahassee District Church'
of God in Christ 5th Sunday
Fellowship will be held at First
Mission Christ Temple COGIC,
419 W. Carolina St, in Tallahas-
see Jan. 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Speaker will be Elder Willie
Mathis.


pants: Jackie Preston and Tonya
White-Thomas who organized
the breakfast and the
march/walk; Cherrye Bess-
Branch, keynote speaker/record-
ing soloist artist; Ira Daniels,
innovative guitarist and Unlim-
ited Band for entertainment; Ms.
Stallworth and CES Performers;
Emma J. Baker Fishing Hole; the
General Dollar store; the Rotary
Club for desserts; New Zion
sausage wagon; Elizabeth
Church of God Written in
Heaven; participating staff repre-
sentatives Florida State Hospital;
Tim White for transportation;
Laverne Nealey and Annette
Bates for booths and all those
who assisted with the setup and
cleanup of the chairs and tables.
The MLK committee meets
the last Thursday of every
month. Persons who desire to
express concerns should meet
with them at the next meeting on
Feb. 24th at the City Utilities
building on Lincoln Drive.


"Weekend Fire
Unity in the Com-
munity"
The Greater Open Door
Church of Gretna is planning a
5th Suhday.weikbnd eent-starit-
ing Fri, Jan:I.28ti"'-witf preach,
ing, healing and deliverance
service, with a variety of speak-
ers.
Sat, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.-Com-
munity seafood festival. 7 p.m.-
Talent and praise night.
Sun, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.-Unity
Day service with pastor Rev.
Jarvis Alls, speaker. All teachers
and preachers are asked to come
out and participate in these
events to help our communities.
Also, the public is cordially
invited to attend.
Every Wed. at 12 noon: Hour
Power noon day sessions; Mid-
week Wed. at 7 p.m. Bible and
prayer services; Sunday school
at 10:30 with worship services at
11:45.
50 Nights revival meeting
continues at 7:30 p.m. at the
Open Door Church of Sawdust
where Bishop Allsis pastor.


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God's Restoration Coalition services
Revival to be held Fifth Sunday


Faith Temple of Jesus Christ,
609 Camilla Dr, Quincy, will
hold revival Feb. 1-22. The
Book of the Revelation will be
discussed at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Bishop Madison Johnson, Sr. is
the speaker.


Coalition services will be
held at Union Chapel Church on
Jan. 30th at 11 a.m. The speaker
is Rev. Isiah Cole; pastor is Rev.
Carl Hill. Participating churches
are Union Chapel, Oak Grove,
Stewart Temple and Green-
shade.


Crump speaks at Beulah Hill

MLK program


by Kenyatta Hughes

Unity, progress, and black pride
were the only feelings that could
have been evoked from the many
who attended Beulah Hill Mission-
ary Baptist Church in Gretna for an
early morning tribute on Jan. 15 to
commemorate Fev. Dr. Martin
Luther King. Jr.
The observance services began
with breakfast in the church fel-
lowship hall, decorated by the
youth department, which portrayed
their gratitude to Dr. King for his
willingness to fight for civil rights
up until his death on April 4, 1968.
The youth highlighted significant
accomplishments in Dr. King's life
such as leading the 1955 bus boy-
cott in Montgomery, AL. The art-
work provided a comfortable min-
gling atmosphere for participants
that included a host of profession-
als such as the mayor of Gretna,
church officials, college students,
lawyers, apd county and city com-
missioners. .i' n 1
Services opened with a call to
worship by the Rev. Matthew M.
CArter II who led the congregation
singing the Negro National
Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and
Sing". The program continued
with secriptures, a selcome, and a
special reading by the church
youth who let the audience know
that they, too, can dare to live a
dream. The children's reading was
a perfect opening to Deacon Anto-
nio Johnson, who gave his zealout
rendition of Dr. King's popular "I
Have a Dream" speech.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, the
featured speaker, was introduced
by Sheriff Morris Young, who
spoke' of the November voting
recount results that showed 39-
year-old Young, a school resource
office at the time, beat his Democ-
ratic opponent by 115 votes instead
of a mere 64 votes, becoming
Gadsden County's first black sher-


iff since Reconstruction. Young
considered this the most pivotal
time in his life, but found solace iti
the fact that his
lawyer/mentor/friend stood beside
him, and like Dr. King, took time
to stand up for a cause and fight a
good fight! )
Attorney Crump admonished
the congregation by asking them if
they were willing to work to live
the dream; if they had courage to
live the dream; and if they had the
mentality to live the dream.
Crump, a frequent writer, also
shared with the audience one of his
one-page novels that depicts the
accomplishments and steady
progress of African-Americans
from a different perspective. In Mr.
Charlie's Ice Stand, Aunt Clara, ini
the company of her 8-year-old
grandson, passed the booth of a
black vendor and headed to Mr.
Charlie's ice stand for a block of
ice, which she expressed was
cooler than the black vendor's ice.
Ctump.cldked his oration by draw-
ing the parallel to this story and a
quote by the great Negro historian,
Carter G. Woodson.
He said, "When you control a
man's thinking, you do not have tb
worry about his actions. You do not
have to tell him to stand here or go
yonder. He will find his 'proper
place' and will stay in it. You do
not need to send him to the back
door. He ,will go without being
told. In fact, if there is no back
door, he will cut one for his owh
special benefit."
The MLK service brought forth
a new challenge to come together
to strengthen the community, end
poverty; and acknowledge dignity
and respect for all human beings.
The service was closed with th"
crowd singing "We Shall Ovet-
come". We will continue to honor
Dr. King's legacy of tolerance by
striving to make the holiday a 'Day
On' not at'Day Off'.


Thank you, Your Kindness Means So Much!
As we grieve the passing of our beloved mother and mother-in-
law. "Mother Essie Marietta Nealy" from her earthly home to her
heav\'gl domain, we are able to realize we are not alone in our
sortu and our pain.
At 'Itis tim'. \e w would like to extend our warmest thanks and!
,appr ci'ltin for being"there to share. We thank you for love,,
;prayers, ani all other acts of kindness shown during the times ofi
,our darkest lout.,
', God Bless,
S-- Leonard Nealy Betty Ann Nealy
S. Maudie Nealy Betty Jean Nealy


Bethdilenhm huri of God in Christ
ITS TIME FORA CHANGE
It's time to realize how blessed we are to have the privilege
to see another day. Every day is important even though we
thank God for Dr. Martin Luther King Day. We train our
children to march, eat and rest with your name. What is
it for? Freedom. Dr. King gave his life for our freedom.
Are we free? Do we have freedom? Jesus died so that we
migh be free. Are we free if the Son, Son of God, set you
free? Ye shall be free indeed. Are we free? It's time for a change. If Jesus set us free.
the law and officer's jobs will be easier. They too are risking their lives because we
don't seem to know what it really means to be free from sin and shame. If we were
really free there would not be bank robberies and murdering. We all could be
trusted. We would not need bars and doors, locked and barred windows. It's not
safe anywhere anymore. Without a change from God its going to get worse. I am
wondering if we as Christians know that God is still in control. Could there be one
Lord, one faith, one baptism universal prayer chain? There is no distance and limit
as to what prayer can do. Jesus died for sins before Dr. King was born. Jesus is still
watching us all daily. We should start living and watching for Jesus. He loves us all.
Proverbs 8:21 states that I may cause those that love me to inherit substances and
I will fill their treasures including our youth. God still loves them all.
Evangelist Florence M. Bradwell


Greater Harvest 5th Sunday






Gadsden County Times January 27, 2005 7


Red light leads to


marijuana arest


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Gabriel Gomez, 18, of Quincy
was arrested last week and
charged with possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana, pos-
4session of marijuana with intent to
lisell, purchase of a controlled sub-
1stance, and an open warrant. Ac-
.,cording to a report on file with the
,Quincy Police Department, Gomez
told authorities he had bought the
"marijuana just before he was
'stopped for running a stop sign.
A juvenile accompanying Gomez
was arrested and taken to the de-
tention center.


When the car was stopped, Offi-
cer Michael Graham wrote, he no-
ticed a lot of movement in the front
and back seats of the car. He
walked around the car with K-9 of-
ficer Cody who detected the scent
of narcotics. The driver of the car
told Officer Graham that he didn't
have any narcotics on him, but that
the passenger (the juvenile) possi-
bly had some drugs. Graham no-
ticed the juvenile trying to put
something in the center console
and asked what it was in the con-
sole. "Fifty dollars worth of mari-
juana (I) intend to sell," was the re-
sponse.
A further search of the car re-


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vealed 45 bags of marijuana on the
rear seat and rear floorboard near
Gomez. He also had in his posses-
sion 54 plastic bags identical to the
ones that already contained mari-
juana. The driver of the car was is-
sued a citation and released.


Changing drivers leads to jail


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

i One sure way the get the atten-
tion of police is to attempt to
ithange drivers while the car is
till rolling. That little indiscre-
aion caused 29-year-old Timmy
iThreatts to land in the Gadsden
County jail Friday night.
bt That and a few other things.
1~ Before the night was over
EThreatts was charged with resist-
ting arrest with violence and three
.ounts of drug possession, and
had been taken to Gadsden Com-
rmunity Hospital to be treated for
adog bites.
- Here's what police say hap-
,pened:
,, Threatts was driving his black
1997 Nissan near 4th and 8th
rStreets in Quincy last Friday
'around 1:30 a.m. when Officer
IMichael Graham observed
:Threatts and the front seat pas-
isenger, Kalos Foster, changing
seats.
SWhen the car finally came to.a
stop, Threatts was half: .i ini, ii
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'nent:
(, TOTAL NUMBER OF AIDS
tSASES IN GADSDEN COUN-
tY. From 1981-1994, there were
A total of 51 cases. From 1995 to
Q004, there were a total of 97
cases. There have been 148 cases
fbf AIDS since 1981.
'St. TOTAL NUMBER OF HIV
CASES IN GADSDEN COUN-
'Y is 88 since the reporting be-
.gan in 1997. "That's about 11
people a year testing positive for
-HIV," Blocker said, adding "one
person testing positive is too
,tmany."
i: Blocker and others say they are
at a loss to figure out how and
why the misinformation began
circulating that Gadsden County
was a hotbed of HIV/AIDS. "The
truth is, whether you're talking
percentages or' sheer numbers,
Gadsden Counity is not number


passenger's seat and Foster was
halfway in the driver's seat.
After a routine check Officer
Graham learned that Threatts
was driving with a suspended li-
cense.
Threatts was informed that he
was under arrest and while he
was being handcuffed, he pulled
away and tried to run. Lt. Eric
Howell tried to help, but Threatts
fought him. "Lt. Howell then ad-
ministered a burst of OC spray to
Threatts' face at which time he
became enraged," the report stat-
ed.
When Threatts continued fight-
ing with officers he was told that
Cody, the police dog, would be
released. Cody was released and
grabbed Threatts in the lower
back. Fighting one officer on the
ground, Threatts managed to
kick Cody in the face. With
Threatts finally handcuffed, offi-
cers discovered a blue candy
tube in his right front pocket. In-
side the tube were 21 pieces of
crack cocaine and. a plastic bag
of marijuana.


one and a long way from being
number one," Blocker said. In
fact, Gadsden County is current-
ly ranked 26th in the state for the
total number of HIV cases and
29th in the total number of AIDS
cases.

With February 7 designated as
National Black HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day 2005, Blocker
and other health care profession-
als want to get the word out that
everyone in the black community
should "Get Educated, Get In-
volved, and Get Tested." Blocker
said the county is shooting to be
67th out of 67 in the number of
HIV and AIDS positive testing.
"The most important thing is
for people to know their status.
We are able to help by giving
workshops and forums, or giving
out information on what people
need to know on HIV and
AIDS," Blocker said.
The health department is also
able to assist in getting citizens


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While searching the car, offi-
cers located another candy tube,
this one was orange, hidden be-
hind the front driver door speak-
er which contained 16 pieces of
crack cocaine. In the trunk offi-
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which contained 12 crack co-
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Foster also was arrested and
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tested. Blocker said that while
the health department offers con-
fidential testing they do not offer
anonymous testing. "If a person
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St. John School lists honor

students for 2nd nine-weeks


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The Tropicana Speaking contest was held in the school media center on
!Wed., January 11. All fourth graders qualified to participated in this
:contest. The speeches were informative and enjoyed by all of the
fourth grade students and faculty. After hearing all of the speeches,
'the judges awarded the following prizes: First Place, Dontareka Han-
nah; Second Place, Jessica Maldonado; and, Third Place, Suneivi Her-
:nandez.



Public invited to participate in

Gretna Elementary book fair


The Gretna Elementary School's
Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled
from February 1' through February
10, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30
p.m. daily in the Media Center.
This year's theme is Read a Great
Tale and it features lovable pets to
get the students excited about books
a'nd reading.
You are invited to participate by

Gretna, Monroe

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scholarships
On Monday January 24, students
and faculty from Gretna Elementary
[School and George Monroe Elemen-
Itary School met with representatives
From TCC (Tallahassee Community
!College) for the CROP (College
iReach-Out Program) which awards
Itwo-year and 2+2,year tuition schol-
arships for deserving >eedy students
in Gadsden, Leon, aid Wakulla
Counties. Participants agree to
'maintain a 2.75 grade point average
while in high school, stay involved
iin CROP activities, receive tutoring
Sif needed, and maintain exemplary
'citizenship while remaining drug
'free.
Money raised to purchase scholar-
ships comes from a variety of private
i sources and is partially matched with
state money through Project STARS
!of the Florida Prepaid Scholarship
iProgram. Each year, the program
:has grown substantially in both the
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Caldecott Medal-winning books,
chapter books, picture books, and
hundreds of other items only avail-
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Each student attending the Book
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give you so you can preview the
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attend the fair in person, you may
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3, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. The event will include an
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family to shop at our Book Fair and
participate in selecting appropriate
books and materials for your chil-
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Kindergarten
Emoni Bittle
Jatarrius Bright
Lashonjanae Murphy
QuoDarrin Davis
Jymie McCray
Tanaya Byrd
Russell Harrison
Hailey Grant
Waleyshen Jones
James Evans
Tymia Hicks
LeDaysha Daniels
Jaddie Green
First Grade
Rayunna Calloway
Deshard Daniels
Robert Eason
Jasmine Murphy
Second Grade
Antonio Bines
Shanterria McCray
Nickolas Bittle
Joshua Butler-Holt
Jarvis Dilworth
Alexa Ruiz
Montavious Thompson
Roderick Wilkins
Third Grade
Christopher Clemons
Jamie Evans
Shondra Perry
Fourth Grade
Kaylis Baxter
Kymere Thompson
Tijah Moore


A-B Honor roll
Kindergarten
Shon'Tiarra Aikens
Mykieyah Allen
Andrew Reddick
DeMya Moten
Chan' i Greeni' . .
-Ghefrick Alkens *1J"JLJ
Yasmine Baker i/
Shavonte Hall
Mereida Ruiz
Joseph Shepard
Sheaundra Dilworth
Perry Bridges
Ja'Michael Ray
Jonathan Conceco
Javari Lofton
Eduardo Sanchez
Montyerra Woodard
KeTerrius Deans
Byron Harmon
Kateshia Jackson
Lakeyah Robinson
Ronnie Smith
First Grade
Victoria Branch
Montrell Harris
Quinton Forehand
Tanesha Chavers
Mia Johnson
Shala Humphrey
Terrika Jones


Derrick Jackson
Margarita Ruiz
Breundazia Marshall
Edwin Starks
Brandon O'Neal
Jar'Shala Peterson
Second Grade
Andrea Bryant
Clifton Chandler
Shancelyn Carter
Archie Albritton
Davarrios Ray
Third Grade
Leandrea Daniels
Alicia Evans
Chrimontrez Jones
Kaliyah Martin
Christopher Kenon
D'Asia Warner
Cecilio Ramirez
Johnathan Vickers
Brandon Williams
Fourth Grade
Kelasha Daniels
Jy'Shawin O'Neal
LaMonica Skipper
Dominique Dawkins
Chavien Baker
Michael Bouie
Jasmine Brown
Chanteea Moye
Sheldon Pratt
Fifth Grade
Marlon Bridges
Kieara Alexander
Mikal Bryant
JaVarius Jones
Jashua Rivera
Vontrice Sipling
Terrez Graham
D'Vavia Warner
Don Smith
Drucilla Shaw

School-related awards
Most Impro)ed -'...
Pre-K i.' .foll(
Xochitl Ruiz ... !'
Breyanna Manuel
Sergio Rivera
Kindergarten
Zeraisia Murphy
Joseph Walker
Byron Harmon
First Grade
Victoria Branch
Daniel Leal
Leticia Reyes
Second Grade
McKaylar Akins
T'Keyah Howard
Third Grade
Christopher Clemons
Emilliano Rivera
Fourth Grade
Kenneth Sconiers
Keith Ward
Fifth Grade
Jaresa Frye
D'Avia Warner


If you would like to share news
about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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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.
Madison, Quincy.


MEETING NOTICE


The City of Quincy will be

holding a Community Forum on

Quincyfest 2005

on Monday, January 31, 2005

at 6:00 p.m. in the

City Commission's Chambers at City Hall.


Everyone interested in helping with Quincyfest
is welcome to come and share your ideas.

Please contact the Building and Planning Department
at (850) 627-7681 ext. 226 with any questions or comments.
If you have a disability requiring accommodations, please contact the
Quincy Building and Planning Department
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Alfred's 3rd

Birthday Party

Alfred "Man-Man" Emanuel Eggleton, IV,
is turning three years old on January 29. He
is having a birthday party Saturday,
January 29 at 4 p.m at Chuck-E-Cheese.
He is the son of Sandy (Alfred) Eggleton
From Chattahoochee. His maternal grand-
parents are Gloria Crews (late Clarence
Mitchell), both from Quincy and Carlton Lee Harris from Fort Lauderdale.
Alfred's paternal grandparents are Shirley Holmes, Alfred (Lillie) Eggleton,
all From Chattahoochee, His godparents are Ethel (Carl) Marshall from
Gretna. Alfred is the brother of Danielle Smith.
Come out to Chuck-E-Cheese and have fun with Alfred and the Chuck-
E-Cheese staff. Family and friends are invited to this enjoyable event.
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Understanding State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Workshop

The Gadsden County Community Development Administration office which currently
administers the County's State Housing Initiative Partnership program (SHIP) cordially
invites all interested persons or groups to attend a workshop on February 08, 2005, at 4:00
p.m.

This invitation is especially to all elected officials and program administrators who have an
interest in the application of the SHIP funds, how they are administered. Persons from the
Community Development Administration Office, Rural Development, County Extension
Office, Closing Agencies and clientele will be on the workshop agenda.

Any questions please contact this office for further information at 9 East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351 or call (850) 875-8659 FAX (850) 875-8899.


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Times to us at 627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison. Quincv.


h McMillan who is pulling them off at a putting them in at a 24.4 clip while Can't Get Away From Football
hird 14.7 clip. Junior Shyrelle Home is Tallavana's Phillip Suber and Craig Like most fans I got the can't help its
another stand out for the Lady Jaguars Bolton are seventh and eight averaging when it comes to football, especially
averaging 12.8 points a game and lead- just over 19 a game. college football.
ing the Big Bend in assists with 8.9 a The Jaguars Eric Cato is the Big Bend's Noticed the ACC schedule for 2005
contest. second leading rebounder pulling them came out next week. Some conference
-Long ', Chipley won a close one in an earlier off at a 12.4 mark. Suber and Bolton teams have schedule out of conference
S meeting. Friday night should see are third and fourth in that category games that should provide interesting
By Joe Ferolito another good one. averaging right at 10. Bryant is third in match-ups. Just scanning through I
'""" assists and second in steals dishing out noticed these brow raisers. Boston Col-
Game Of The Week County Players Among Leaders over 7 a contest and swiping around 4 a lege at BYU. Texas A@M at Clemson,
This Friday night East Gadsden will McMillan and Home are not the only game. and Georgia Tech at Auburn all on Sep-
host Chipley in a girl's basketball game Gadsden Countl Players that find them- tember 3. Wake Forest at Nebraska on
that will feature some of the Big Bend's selves among Big Bend leaders. Can Just Break Even September 10. West Virginia at Mary
top players. Munroe's Danielle Fagg is the top Once again in picking the NFL play- land, Wisconsin at North Carolina. and
East Gadsden is 14-5 and ranked scorer in Big Bend girl's basketball hit- off games I can do no better than break Virginia at Syracuse on September 17
number 2 in the Big Bend while Chip- ring 24.3 a contest. Tyeshia Battles of even. followed by Connecticut at Georgia
ley brings in an 18-4 record and a rank- 80"s. West Gadsden is fifth with a 17.7 aver- I took both visiting teams last Sun- Tech and Colorado at Miarm on the 24th
ing of 7 in the Big Bend. His daughter Emi is the second lead- age. day and the Patriots made it while the of September.
Chipley is coached by Ricky McCul- ing score in Big Bend girl's play aver- Fagg is third in rebounding with a Falcons didn't. That's some nice first month sched-
lough who many local fans are familiar aging 22.9 a game. Team mate Nikki 11.9 average while West Gadsden's Next week myself and several other ruling of outer conference foes for the
with. Ricky was the point guard on the Johnson scores at a 17.9 clip. Shanteeika is fourth with a 11.6 mark. folks will pick the Super Bowl winners ACC
outstanding Quincy Raiders AAU East Gadsden has the areas top On the boy's side East Gadsden's in this column. It should be a good on
men's basketball team in the 70's and rebounder in sophomore Chelsea Brandon Bryant is second in the area in Jacksonville a week from Sunday.


WGHS even in District
The West Gadsden Panthers came out smoking on Tuesday night
jumping to a 34-15 halftime lead and going on to burn Jefferson
County 73-41 in District 4-2A play.
The Panthers had 10 players score in the game with Larry Jack-
son's 20 topping the list.
Chris Atkins added 12 for 7-12 West Gadsden whose district mark
is now 3-3.
This coming week the Panthers will play at Sneads on Thursday
and host district rival Maclay on Tuesday.


Jaguars have a 1-1 week
East Gadsden shot down district foe Florida High 77-60 Friday
to lift their district leading record to 6-1 and maintain them with the
top seed in 2-3A.
The Jaguars led 40-30t the half and pulled away i the third and
f .uitli qu.utei. Octra ious Stafford had a game high 21 points for the
iJaguars and Sam McLauriir'added 17,.-Eric Cato4rolltd in 10 but
more important he handled the back boards pulling off 16 rebounds.


Brandon Bryant, the Big Bends leading scorer, was limited to 7
points but the senior point guard had 16 assists.
East Gadsden followed the win over Florida High with a 50-49
loss at Leon Tuesday night.
Bryant's 31 points topped the Jaguars effort in that game.
East Gadsden's schedule for the week finds them hosting FAMU
Thursday night before playing Godby at Tallahassee Community
College on Saturday.
Wednesday night they will play their last regular season district
game meeting Wakulla Co. in Medart.

Lion lose at Grace
Despite placing 4 players in double figures the Tallavana Lion
boys basketball team lost a 63-61 game to Grace Christian of Bain-
bridge last Friday night.
Grace used a 25-7 second quarter run to build a big lead and man-
age to hold off a second half comeback by Tallavana.
Phillip Suber's 18 point topped the Lion. Keith Cooper,notched
16, Craig Bolton hit 15 aid ,!,MTTL1 Suber scored 10. P. Suit alla.copl-
lected 14 rebounds and Bolton had 10 for the Lion x% hose record fell
to 10-5 overall and 7-2 in the Panhandle Christian Conference.
Tallavana was scheduled to play Emanuel Tuesday night but The


game has been re-scheduled due to transportation problems by
Emanuel.
The Lion will host Covenant Christian of Panama City this Fri-
day.


Munroe has rough week
The Munroe boys hosted two of their top district foes this past
week and ran into buzz saws.
Last Thursday FAMU defeated the Bobcats 70-33 and then on
Tuesday the Bobcats got bested by John Paul 63-26.
In the loss to FAMU, Munroe fell behind 48-25 by the half, never
recovered and the Baby Rattlers went on to the easy win.
13 players scored for FAMU with JaMichael McGriff's 10 lead-
ing the way.
BeeJay Philmore's 9 topped the Bobcat scoring.
Tuesday night Pope John Paul also build a big first half leid
going up 37-20 in route to a 63-26 win over the Cats.,,
'CClii1 ultzrilizn le I John Paul with 21 points-while Philmore
again topped Munroe scoping 11. ? .....' 1
Munroe host Aucilla on Friday and will play at North Florida next
Tuesday.


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record at 12-5
It was a win and a loss week for
the West Gadsden Lady Panther
basketball team.
The team knocked off TCLI 77-
33 last Thursday then lost a 61-56
game to Class 4A Rutherford on
Tuesday.
In the win over TCLI
Shanteeika Ray had a big night hit-
ting 25 points and pulling down 15
rebounds. Erica Neal had an 11
point 11 rebound game and
Tyeshia Battles put in 18 points.
In the loss to Rutherford Ray
again had a nice effort scoring 13
and gathering 13 rebounds.
Battles was the top Lady panther
score in the game with 19 and
Krystal baker added 11.
West Gadsden will try to
improve their record this week as
they host Maclay on the 26th and
TCLI on the 1st of February.

Fagg's 35 does

in John Paul
Danielle Fagg out scored the
John Paul girl's basketball team by
herself Tuesday night. The senior
guard scored 35 in route to leading
the Munroe Lady bobcats to 1 53-
33 win over their district foe.
The win gave Monroe an overall
record of 12-5 including a 7-2 dis-
trict record.
It was the second win of the
week for the Lady Cats.
They defeated rival Maclay 33-
28 Friday night holding off a late
charge by the visiting Lady
Marauders. Fagg hit 16 in that
game and got help from Crystal
Wade who had 5 points and 13
rebounds and Sierra Parrish who
had 8 points and 4 steals.
Thursday night top ranked Class
A FAMU defeated the Lady Cats
79-43. Lesheria Stevens hit 27 for
FAMU. Fagg had 26 for Munroe.
Munroe's schedule for this
week finds them hosting Aucilla
on Friday and playing at Liberty
County on Monday and at Sneads
on Wednesday.

East Gadsden's

girls play 3

dose ones
Things couldn't get much closer
for the East Gadsden girl's basket-
ball team than it did this past week.
In a three game streak the Lady
jaguars lost close games to
Rickards and Florida high and
took an overtime win over Godby
which left them with a 14-5 season
record.
The week began last Wednesday
with a 68-62 loss at Rickards.
Chelsea McMillan had a big
inside game in that one for East
Gadsden scoring 23 and ripping
down 20 rebounds. Shyrelle
Horne hit 17 in that game and
dished out 14 assists.
Friday night the Lady Jaguars
were nipped by 53-52 at Florida
High. Home led the scoring in that
game with 16 and Tiffany Hayes
hit 10.
Monday night McMillan hit a
pair of free throws with 1.2 sec-
onds left in regulation to force a
59-59 tie at Godby. In the over-
time period McMillan and Home
scored 3 points each and the Lady
Jaguars came away with a 65-63


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McMillan finished with 24
points and 23 rebounds in the win
and Horn had 16 with 12 assists.
Dytesha Francis added 10 for the
Lady Jaguars who will host Chip-
ley on Friday and Leon next Tues-
day.

EGHS in TCC

hoops rivalry

Knights of Pythias Charles Sum-
ner Lodge #24 is proud to present
the 6th Annual Southeast
Shootout. Local and state boys
basketball powers will look to gain
experience and momentum in this
playoff atmosphere at Tallahassee
Community College. Action tips
off Sat, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. with a
rematch between high-scoring
Godby vs. East Gadsden. The
nightcap is a regional rivalry
between Jacksonville Andrew
Jackson and Tallahassee Rickards.
The first meeting between East
Gadsden and Godby resulted in a
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Godby Cougars. The East Gads-
den Jaguars saw a 16-point 4th
quarter lead disappear in a hurry.
This time the Jaguars are looking
to play four solid quarters of bas-
ketball. Dimitric Salters, coach of
East Gadsden, is looking forward
to the challenge of trying to slow
down the high-scoring Cougars.
"We played at their pace in the
fourth quarter. Godby does a good
job of forcing teams to play at their
pace. We are a much better team
now."
Fans will also get a chance to
see two of the areas top point
guards go head to head. In the
last meeting Brandon Bryant of
East Gadsden and Travis Lee of
Godby each poured in over 30
points.
The 2005 edition of the South-
east Shootout promises to con-
tinue the tradition of being one of
the top after-holiday boys basket-
ball events in the south. William
Rollins, Chancellor Commander
of Charles Sumner Lodge stated,
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admis-
sion is $5; tickets will only be
sold at the door.


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MEETING NOTICE
The City of Quincy
Historic Preservation
Commission (QHPC)
will meet on
Monday, February 7, 2005
in a special meeting at
5:15 p.m. in the
City Commissioner's
Chambers at City Hall.
The agenda includes the
following items:
(1) Certificate of
Appropriateness Request
for 16 S. Adams Street
(2) Certificate of
Appropriateness Request
for 102 W. King Street
(3) Certificate of
Appropriateness Request
for 102 N. Adams Street
Please contact the Building and Planning
Department at (850) 627-7681 ext. 226 with any
questions or comments. If you have a disability
requiring accommodations, please contact the
Quincy Building and Planning Department at
least three (3) working days prior to the hearing
To access a Telecommunications Device for Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call (850) 875-7310.
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NOTICE OF
City of Midway
City Council Meeting
Notice is hereby given to all
concerned that on February 3,
2005 at 7:00 pmn. at the
Midway City Hall,
Midway, Florida 32343

The Midway City Council will
meet and hear the
following application:
1. Nader Tala-Grocery
Store and Laundromat

Interested parties may inspect the
application at the Midway City Hall
or appear at the meeting to
become informed or to be
heard with the respect to the
Proposed developments.
For more information,
please contact Midway
City Hall at 574-2355.
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NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING

The Gadsden County
Planning Commission has
appointed a Sub-Committee
to make recommendations to
the full Commission on pro-
posed text changes to the
Comprehensive Plan's Future
Land Use and Conservation
Elements. The proposed
changes will increase protec-
tion for environmentally sen-
sitive lands and better
describe the requirements for
open space and conservation
easements in new develop-
ments. The Sub-Committee
will meet in the County
Manager's meeting room at
9:00 a.m., February 4th, 2005.
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MEETING NOTICE
The Gadsden County
Planning Commission
will meet at its regular
scheduled monthly
meeting on Wednesday,
February 2nd, 2005
in the Commission room
at 6:00 p.m.
The proposed agenda will
include the following topics:
1) Proposed changes to the Future Land
Use and Conservation Elements of the
Comprehensive Plan
2) San Bonita Small Scale Land Use
Amendment
3) San Bonita Estates Major
Subdivision
4) San Bonita Farms Major Subdivision
5) Green Major Land Use Amendment
6) Gussie's Garden Inn ,.

Persons wishing to review the files on
the above projects may come to the
Planning Department at 1B East
Jefferson Street, Quincy. If a person
decides to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners with
respect to any matter considered at
such public hearing'ftOfib'will need a
record of tilic p-.. L Jii. g. a.id fi. Such
purpose! hlheihe mj 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.
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NOTICE OF INTENT
to Adopt Proposed Land Use Change






















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McMillan, Rockwood, Dixon Large Scale
Land Use Amendment
104.59 Acres from Ag-2 to Rural Residential

The applicants, William McMillan, Charles Rockwood, and Ezra Dixon
have presented a large scale land use amendment for 104.59 acres of land as
indicated in the map above. Said 104.59 acres is further described by Tax
ID number 2-23-3N-4W-0000-00330-0000, 2-23-3N-4W-0000-00111-0100,
2-23-3N-4W-0000-00430-0000 and 2-23-3N-4W-0000-00111-0200. The
property is situated south of the intersection of CR 269 and CR 270. The
current land use is Agricultural 2 which allows for 1 unit per 10 acres. The
applicant wishes to change the land use on the Future Land Use Map to
Rural Residential which allows 1 unit per 1 acre. The Local Planning
Agency and the Board of County Commissioners have previously approved
the application. The change is required to be adopted by ordinance. The
initial reading of the ordinance will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2005. The
second reading, adopting the ordinance, will be held Tuesday, February 15,
2005. The meetings will be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting
room located at'the address below. More information can be obtained on the
proposed changes at the Department of Growth Management, 1B East
Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons wishing to comment
may do so at the public hearings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida 32351.

1x1/20/05


WISH LIST


Continued from page 1

which ones can wait for funding.
The top three most crucial
problems, all agreed, was a
wastewater treatment facility for
Gretna, a new police station for
Quincy, and a new fire station for
Midway.
"We know how bad the prob-
lem is in Gretna. It's a health and
safety issue for those citizens and
I'd'like to see that at the top of
the list," said Lee Garner, Chatta-
hoochee city manager. Other
officials agreed that the problems
facing Gretna are dire and need
immediate attention.
"We have to have a new police
department. Everyday I'm afraid
some of our employees in there
are going to get sick," said
Willie Earl Banks, Quincy's city
manager. The price tag is approx-
imately $4.7 million.
-Paul Piller, Midway's city man-
ager, weighed in with Midway's
fire station needs. "If a train is
across that track, there is no way
to get around it. A house could be
burned down by the time a truck
came from Quincy," he said. The
new station would cost about
$400,000.
County Commission Chairman
Ed Dixon said the county's
immediate need is to. seek fund-
ing for a new circuit judge for the
county to reduce case loads.
That, he said, would alleviate
some of the overcrowding at the
jail since about half of those
incarcerated are awaiting a day
in court.
The sheriff needs $146,000 for.
school resource officers,
$550,000 to provide more
deputies in high crime areas, and
$375,000 to hire new deputies to
reduce the case load of deputies.
Other projects that could wait
included:
*$50,000 convention center for
the City of Quincy
$750,000 CDBG Grant for
City of Quincy to develop Pat
Thomas Parkway corridor
*$2 million for City of Quincy
infrastructure, streets and other
needs at the Quincy Business
Park
*$150,000 for Robinson's Land-
ing for planning
*$150,000 each for parks in St.
John and Robertsville
*$1.4 million wastewater treat-
ment plant, City of Quincy
*$2 million for wastewater
transmission lines,. City of
Quincy
*$100,000 for FAMU Develop-
ment Center in the county
*$817,000 fire station #1 City
of Quincy
*$400,000 fire station #2 City
of Quincy
*Continued support of Florida
State Hospital
*$1.2 million for health and fit-
ness center
*Road assistance for Chatta-
hoochee
*Street paving assistance for
Greensboro
Lobbyist Dick Hallohan said
the elected officials shouldn't
wait until the session to begin
planning a strategy. 'The real



NOTICE OF
City of Midway
Planning and Zoning
Meeting
Notice is hereby given to all con-
cerned that on February 2, 2005 at


7:00 p.m. at the Midway City
Hall, Midway, Florida 32343

The Midway Planning and
Zoning Board will meet and hear
the following application:
1. Nader Tala-Grocery Store
and Laundromat

Interested parties may inspect the appli-
cation at the Midway City Hall or
appear at the meeting to become
I informed or to be heard with the
respect to the proposed developments.

Contact Midway City Hall for
more information.
574-2355.
1/27c


work goes on in July and August.
It's nice to know the secretary of
this and that, but you need to get
to know those folks who work on
the third and fourth floors and
who have been there for years,"
he said.
Hallohan, who lives in the
county, said he would help with
the lobbying efforts as much a
possible during the 2005 session.
Dixon urged as many elected
officials as possible to attend
some of the session and talk to
lawmakers. "It's important that
they see our faces. They'll
remember when it come time for
the vote," he said.


HEALTH


Continued from page 1
stress," she said.
The project is a joint venture
between Florida A & M Univer-
sity and Harvard University. Har-
vard is conducting its study in
Roxbury, Massachusetts, a pre-
dominantly African-American
urban area near Boston. The two
schools established project
CHOICE in 2003. "The driving
force behind the project is com-
munity empowerment, which is
the power of the community to
take charge of its own health.
The research component in the
project will involve surveying
individuals between the ages of
30 and 60 who are residents of
Gadsden County," Finch said.
A mock door-knocking cam-
paign was held recently in Mid-
way, Quincy, and Greensboro
which resulted in good participa-
tion, according to the Commu-
nity Outreach Information &
Dissemination staff. Trained and
certified health advisors and vol-
unteer research assistants made
up of community and faith-based
members, health professionals
and FAMU students will conduct
the door-knocking campaign.
The aim is to knock on 2000
doors throughout the county.
The randomly selected group
was determined by the 2000 cen-
sus which indicated where
African-Americans made up 50
percent or more of the targeted
areas. "Those people included in
the survey will receive a post
card in the mail announcing the
visit from the Project CHOICE
staff. Educational materials will
be provided on hypertension and


diabetes at the end of the sur-
vey," Finch said.
The project also educates peo-
ple in an attempt to help them
understand the health risk issues,
implications, and how to achieve
health solutions. All of the infor-
mation will be given back to the
individuals and to the commu-
nity as a whole.
"When Project CHOICE
knocks on the door, we hope peo-
ple will make the right choice
and get involved by answering
the questions that could make a
difference in their lives, their
community, and in the lives of
the people they love," Finch said.
For more information, contact
Finchat 875-7862 or www.pro-
jectchoice.org.


FORESTER


Continued from Page 1

its worst hit in 25 years.
"My job here is to work with non-
industrial private land owners. We
qffer advice on anything from plant-
ing trees, prescribed burning, habi-
tat, and herbicides to giving techni-
cal advice," Renwick said.
"His service to the people of Gads-
.den County made his an outstanding
candidate for this award. He works
toward better forestry practices on
private lands as a certified tree
inspector, and he consistently ranks
as one of the top foresters in the state
for his work promoting forest stew-
ardship," said Erin Glover of the
Florida Forestry Association.
Renwick does not stop there,
according to Glover. "In addition to
his work duties, he provides
forestry-related technical informa-
tion to the Gadsden County Com-
mission and planning staff. He is
active in forestry research projects
and goal setting at both Florida A &
M University and the University of
Florida," she said. He serves on sev-
eral boards and committees, includ-
ing the Apalachicola' Invasive
Species Working Group, and the
Di\ ision of Forestr '" Incident Man-
agement Team.
One of his main interests lies in
educating children and teen about
the stewardship of the forest and
public lands. He has been successful
on two occasions in bringing the
state's Arbor Day Program to the
area.
"They have converted a semi-trac-
tor trailer into a learning classroom.
Programs have been developed that
can be obtained by all schools and
includes interactive programming,"
he said..With all of the video games


and other amusements offered to-
children, Renwick said the number
of kids who have an interest in
forestry is surprising.
"There are still programs such as
the Future Farmers of America that
have a forestry program. We teach
them about the forest, how to plant
trees, protect trees. In the fall of the.
year, there are regional competitions
in Blountstown and Marianna where
they get hands-on forestry practice.'
But don't think these kids are fidg-
eting around on the ground with tape'
measures and such. The forestry
business is high tech just like every-
thing else. Renwick's gadgets can
pinpoint a spot in the middle of the
forest with the punch of a button.
The handheld unit he uses for loca-
tion uses satellites, and all he has to
do is hit "find" and the answer is
almost instant. He can map out a
plan in a few seconds, and can take
tree measurements to within inches.
Of course, there are some tools of
the trade that he still carries.
Along with the high tech gear, he
also has a good sharp axe, his snake
repellent boots and his fire starter.
On a typical day Renwick says he
is going non-stop. Not only does he
take care of Gadsden County, just
recently his duties were increased to
include Leon and Wakulla counties.
Inquiries may come from landown-
ers with as few as 25 acres and ag
many as 200 acres.
"I will get a call from a private
landowner who has inherited or just
bought property and doesn't know
what to do with it. I'll visit with
them, I will take a consultant along
sometimes, and the next step is to
work up a management plan for the
landowner," he said. The idea is to
get people, to manage their timber
resources. And while the state has
bought up a lot of property, Renwick
and others are hoping that private
citizens will do more.
"To make sure the lands are pro-
tected we give the private landown-
ers the tools to manage their proper-
ties in the most effective way," he
said.
Remember fire towers? Renwick
said there are still a few around. The
is one in the Rosedale Community
near Chatahoochee but for the most
part tl\oers are unmanned. "No%\ by
the lime the person in the tower
spots the fire someone on the ground
with a cell phone has already called
it in," he said.
Times may be changing, but no
new land is available. Renwick sees
his job as helping people preserve
what is here. "I'm most rewarded
when I help people manage their
property," he said.
Glover said Renwick goes above
and beyond the call of duty to pro-
mote forestry and serve forest
landowners through his activities.


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If you would like to share news
about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. School
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.
Madison, Quincy.


FCAT parent
night to be held
Jan. 27 in Havana
Do von want to know how tn he l


you
you
to h
you
you
why
FCA


Thursday, Jan. 27th at 7 p.m. at Met-
ropolitan Cathedral of Truth, 1110
Rich Bay Rd in Havana. Profession-
al educators will be on hand to assist
you.


r child prepare for FCAT? Do WGHS Advisory Council
know what your district is doing West Gadsden High School Advi-
lelp your child with FCAT? Do sory Council will hold its monthly
even know what FCAT is testing meeting on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the
r child on? Do you want to know Media Center. This is an open meet-
y your child has to take the ing and all shareholders are wel-
AT? come. The SAC will be discussing
Well, help is here for you on the School Improvement Plan, gen-


eral operations of the school, and
community concerns.
A School Advisory Notebook will
be updated continuously throughout
the year. This notebook is at the
front desk of the school office. Feel
free to come by and review the mai
trials from the SAC meetings at
any time. If you have a concern you
wish the SAC to address, please
contact the office at 442-9500 ext.
226 to have your concern placed on
the meeting agenda.


Natalie Bristol Nicole Pendleton


"Miss Munroe"

Contestants chosen

from three clubs
The "Miss Munroe" crowning for the 2004-2005 bas-
ketball season at Robert F. Munroe Day School will be
held at half time of the boys' game on January 28 at the
J. Byron and Isabel Suber Athletic Complex on campus.
The contestants are Natalie Bristol representing Key
Club, Nichole Pendleton representing Beta Club, and
Whitney Weeks representing Student Council.
Natalie Bristol is the daughter of Lisa and Cliff Bris-
tol of Bristol. She has been a member of the Anchor
plub for three years. She has been a member of the Stu-
dent Council for four years and is the President. She is
a four-year member of Senior Beta. Natalie is a varsity
cheerleader and Key Club Sweetheart. Natalie has most
recently been name Salutatorian of her senior class.
SNichole Pendleton is'the daughter of Pa.iuica ;iind
David 'PeidletrP: f ~'fiH aniitSheik i a to .-\ eiu memheC! '
of the Senior Beta Club. Nichole has volunteered for
several years at Tallahassee Memorial regional Medical
center as a Candy Striper.
Whitney Weeks is the daughter of Lisa and Jimmy
Weeks of Quincy. She has been a member of Senior Be-
ta and Anchor Club for three years. She served as a state
officer for Anchor and is this year's President of the
kFM chapter. Whitney is a member of the Student
Council and a past staff member of Paw Print and Cho-
rus. She was the co-captain of the cheerleaders her jun-


Whitney Weeks
ior year, is captain this year, and has cheered for four
years. She has played basketball for four years and soft-
ball for one. She was a Homecoming representative for
her class in her junior year.
Students in grades 7 through 12 on Friday will vote the
2004-05 "Miss Munroe" on Friday, during homeroom


RFM's top 5 seniors named


Ben Stewart is
valedictorian
The top academically ranked
seniors at Robert F. Munroe Day
School were named this week.
The announcement of the first
five ranks included four males
and one female, a statistic that
normally has been reversed.
The valedictorian for the senior
class of 2005 is Ben Stewart, son
of John and Jerri Stewart of Mt.
Pleasant.
The salutatorian for the class is
Natalie Bristol, daughter of Cliff
and Lisa Bristol of Bristol.
The third ranked senior acts as
the class historian and is Tyler
McKinnon, son of Howard and
Elaine McKinnon of Quincy.
The class prophet, fourth
ranked in the class, is Andrew
Gay, son of Andy and Kim Gay
of Quincy. The class lawyer,
Samuel Iglesias, ranks fifth and is
the son of Carlos and Vera Igle-
sias of Greensboro.
The first two ranked students
will be the speakers at gradua-
tion, while numbers three, four,
and five will each speak at Class
Night on the Thursday before
Graduation which is on Friday,
May 27, 2005, at the school gym.


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Friday, Jan. 28:
SCHOOL'S CHOICE
Monday, Jan. 31:
SCHOOL'S CHOICE


Tuesday, Feb. 1:
Breakfast-Orange juice,
pancake w/syrup, sausage
patty.
Lunch-Baked Chicken,
ham sandwich, macaroni &
cheese, green peas, wheat
cinnamon roll, orange
slices.

Wednesday, Feb. 2:
Breakfast-Grape juice,
waffles w/syrup, ham patty.


Lunch-Turkey w/gravy,
ham sandwich, green
beans, whipped potatoes,
fruit juice bar, hot roll.

Thursday, Feb. 3:
Breakfast-Orange juice,
muffin, cereal.
Lunch-Spaghetti w/meat
sauce, Chef's salad, sea-
soned green beans, corn-
bread, orange wedges.


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January 27, 2005 Gadsden County Times 13


GEMS students

celebrate MLK

holiday
Students in Mrs. Sandra Riggins'
gifted class performed a choral dra-
ma and skit for their classmates,
teachers, parents and other visitors
in honor of Dr. King holiday.
The stirring choral drama was
about African Americans and the
Civil Rights Movement. The stu-


vaeme=M I-a -
dents also did poem v. hich spelled R K-I-N-G, I-R Each letter hi- eqaliti and peace in \nmi nca
out D-R. M-A-R-T-I-N L-U-T-H-E- ored Dr. King and his dream of


Shanks Middle School releases


second nine-weeks honor roll


front Row: Walt Kelleher, Joshua Starling, Enrique Zamudio, Komari
Herring, David Larkins, Alexander Tucker, Tamia Henry. Second
Row: Dianne Bass, Tee Hinson, Symone Stokes, Shakia Gilcrease,
Grace Kelleher, Tyeise Canidate. Back Row: Wilbur Hill, Buena
Proskine, Denisha Walker and Marion Vaughan.

Quincy Garden Club plants

flowers with junior gardeners

at Elementary Magnet School


Members of the
Quincy Garden Club
recently planted three
beds of winter flowers
at GEMS. This was a
project of the Jr. Gar-
dening committee.
This committee en-
courages and works
with junior gardeners
at various schools for
the purpose of creating
interest in the beautifi-
cation of our commu-
nity and learning about
flowers at the same
time.
Garden Club mem-
bers who participated
in planning with the
children were: Presi-
dent of the Garden
Club, Buena Proskine,
Dianne Bass, Tee Hin-
son and Marion Vaugh-
an. Angela Suber, Par-
ent Liaison for GEMS


Af- et .... .

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Those assisting are, left to right, Wilbur Hill,
Dianne Bass, Tee Hinson, Buena Proskine and
Marion Vaughan.


and volunteer, Wilbur
Hill also assisted.
The children were
taught about soil
preparation, the need


Summer seminars
for teachers
Flonda teachers are invited to ap-
ply for, an all-expense-paid summer
seminar at the Florida Center for
Teachers in St. Petersburg. Each
week-long seminar is a hands-on,
experiential program that takes
teachers into the field to explore top-
ics of interest: Asian Religions,
Harlem Renaissance, Sense of
Place, Ethics and Issues in the Press,
and Los Latinos. Sponsored and
conducted by the Florida Humani-
ties Council, the FCT program is
held in the St. Petersburg area and is
open to all Florida teachers with a


for fertilizer and the
proper method of
planting. They will
now have an opportu-
nity to see them grow.


minimum of three years' teaching
experience.
Leading .L h, I. .: -iJi..i ,-ach ses-
sion and incorporate ,iskir to his-
toric sites, museums, and communi-
ties of interest. Teachers meet and
talk with noted Florida authors and
artists, and with community and re-
ligious leaders.
Each seminar is limited to 25
teachers, pre-K through 12, media
specialists and counselors included.
In-service credit is available. Appli-
cations and program descriptions
can be obtained from the Florida
Humanities Council web-site at
www.flahum.org or by calling 727-
553-3808.


The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida
Notice of Intent to Amend School Board Rules
January 24, 2005

The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida hereby gives notice of its
intent to amend its Gadsden County School Board Rules

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of this rule revision is
to bring the School Board Rules in line with Florida Statutes.

AUTHORITY: Subsection 1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.42(15); 1001.453 F.S.

SUMMARY OF THE ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT: It is pro-
jected that the implementation of the revised rule will have no significant
economic impact.

FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING RULE: The current
rules are not completely in compliance with the provision of recent changes
in Florida Statutes. The revision of the rules will bring them into compliance.

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE BOARD
MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 10:00 A.M. ON Wednesday, February 23,
2005

PLACE: Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, Florida 32351

IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
SCHOOL BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED
AT ANY SUCH HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE HE/SHE MAY NEED TO
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

NAME OF THE PERSON ORIGINATING THIS RULE: Dr. James W.
Brown, Jr. Deputy Superintendent of Schools.

NAME OF THE PERSON WHO APPROVED THIS RULE: Reginald
C. James, Superintendent of Schools

DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL: January 25, 2005

A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR AMENDMENT MAY BE
EXAMINED DURING BUSINESS HOURS AT THE MAX D. WALKER
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 35 MARTIN LUTHER KING,
JR. BLVD., QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351.

Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
Gadsden County, Florida
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Preparing parents for FCAT
In a continuing effort to prepare George Munroe Elemenatary School
students for the upcoming FCAT, the faculty and administration held a
special "Parents' Night" for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students and
their parents. Topics of discussion included: Student Progression Plan,
Florida State requirements, test preparation, a closer look at the FCAT
Writes, FCAT Reading and Math tests, and testing dates and times.
Pictured above are Mrs. Paula Palmer (Reading Coach), Ms. Rene'
Beckwith (5th grade), Ms. Jackquelynne Jackson (5th grade), Mrs.
Jennifer Humphrey (5th grade), and Mrs. Lessie Correa ESOL teacher
& translator. For those parents who missed this opportunity, please
contact your child's teacher for this valuable information.


Robert F. Munroe releases

honors list for 2nd 9 weeks


The second nine-weeks honors
have been released by Robert F
Munroe Day School:
"A" Headmaster List
Max Baroody, Sam Bass, Jake
Branson, Beth Bridges, Della Camp-
bell, Alex Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Ja-
son Cook, Anna Dooner, John
Dooner, McLane Edwards, Ammie
Fletcher, Olivia Fletcher, Cara
Fullerton, Katy Jo Helm, Zach
Helms, Ramsey Higdon, Katie Hor-
ton, Samuel Iglesias, Gabe Jackson,
Hunter Jacobs, Andy Kunkler, Sarah
Kuiikkl CCillij i '.'v i
Callie Nljlone. Malone NlcKjnmnon.
Roseanna Moore, Ryann Moore,
Fletcher Morgan, Dee Dee Munroe,
Blake Norman, Siara Parrish, Khus-
bu Patel, Kush Patel, Parth Patel,
Morgan Rowan, Teddy Bear Rush-
ing, Erin Sampson, Kaitlyn Sirmons,
Beth Summerford, Megan Summer-
ford, Mallary Taylor, Ivie Thomas,
Crystal Wade, Savanah Watson, Ta-
tiana Whigham, Rachel Wilderson,
Andrea Zang.

A/B Honor Roll List
Alexa Akers, Amy Allen, Victoria
Anderson, Madison Baker, Julia
Bates, Anna Jo Bristol, Natalie Bris-
tol, Angelica Bruce, Danny Burton,
Harry Claiborne, Bryce Clark,
Robert Clark, Drew Cook, Haleigh


Corbally, Kaitlyn Cot6, Chris Crady,
Josh Darby, Georgia Davis, Lee
Davis, Tyler Duke, Myles Edwards,
Mollie Edwards, Ashton Fallis, Kay
Fletcher, George Fullerton, Alex
Gay, Andrew Gay, June Gay, Sara
Green, William Hackney.
Will Harris, Allison Higdon, Alli-
son Holt, Bill Holt, Becky Jackson,
Lucas Jackson, Sidney Johnson,
Rachel Jones, Jessica Joyner, Miller
Joyner, Ashley King, Ashley
Lemieux, Caroline Lewis, Tyler
McKinnon, Josh, McLendon, Cliff
McPhaul, Mary Jane Milaln. Mea-
gan Morgan, Spenser Morris,
Maulin Patel, Caroline Peacock, Pa-
tricia Peacock, Nichole Pendleton,
Karleebeth Perkins, Steve Phillips,
Andy Pitts, Sarah Powell, Justine
Ray, John Hilton Revell.
Megan Rowan, Todd Rowan, Lind-
say Rzeplinski, Matt Sampson,
Allen Smith, Cassi Smith, Chelsey
Smith, Atticus Stephens, Abby
Stewart, Ben Stewart, Andy Taylor,
Erica Taylor, Hill Thompson, Bryant
Tolar, Bradley Trim, Colby Tyus,
Chelsea Watson, Dustin Watson,
Lance Watson, Megan Watson,
Whitney Weeks, Ben Whiddon,
Lindsey Whiddon,fllen Whigham,
Clay White Adrianne Woodward,
Carmen Young, Sam Young.


Principal's List
6th Grade: Breanna Rittman,
Montessia Williams, Alicia Win-
bush.
8th Grade: Kimberly Pena.

Dean's List
6th Grade: Christian Allen, Torian-
na Cummings, Selene Dela Cruz,
Sarah Faison, Arturo Magana, Ril-
lious Mallory, Caretta McClain,
Johnny Thomas, Shanqueria Wig-
gins, Drissia Tejada, Aulegra Sapp,
Teresa Rackley, Teresa Pride.
7th Grade: Ahanaquera Angula,
Dekendra Bostick, Jamal Burk,
Martavius Crews, Faheem Halim,
Victoria Keaton, Blanca Maldonado,
Marco Manzano, Denzel Thomas,
Deion Telfair, Carza Williams.
8th Grade: Jasmine Grice,
O'Rashas Olds, Quinton Peters,
Asya Robinson.

Honor Roll
6th Grade: Te'ericka Bradley,
Mishayla Brown, Patrice Brown,
Joselyn Calderon, Deon Chavers,
Chelsea Close, Jaquelin Estrada,
Ebony Eutsay, Yurikadesh Fain,
Nael Halim, Jeffrey Jackson, Ebony
Johnson, Allen Monroe, Davia Nel-
son, Jalesa Ray, John Roberts, Nib-
dan Ruiz, Dalis Sailor, Kristy
Thomas, Cydavia Warner, Canary
Zanders.
7th Grade: Ashley B.ii., Chlarl.indi
Bi: *'i ,. Darrell Bro" r, Sli.,'iQia_yo,
Childress, James Combs, Shanrikia


Hughes, Byran Jones, Jose Mirandai
Hern, Desirea Moore, Joshu#
Moore, Rechelle Dawson, Julius
Ervin, Brittany Eutsey, Kiarah Turii
er, Shanterica Williams, Tommn
Fitzgerald, Cedrick Murphy, Brade,
ly Reynolds, Dontavious Sailor'
Ronterius Strong, Jamoyia Taylor)
Tireshia Galloway, Carlos Gray, Je-
nai Hicks, Crystal Warren, BrittanY
Wiggins, Emily Washington.
8th Grade: A1Jarrod BakerI
Ka'Shandra Baker, Tertius Baker4
Jermaine Booker, Andre Dixonj
Ashley Emanuel, Ahsia Gray, Abrid
Harris, Shareda Jackson, Cynthia
James, Lakasha Lewis, LaMonica
Mabry, Bennie Brown, Adrian Jack-
son, Kendra McClay, JaVonte Mc-
Griff, Courtney Mitchell, Jamaica
Moore, Ana Karina Parra, Tommy
Pease, Monique Redding, Breanna
Shy, Angelica Tribue, Terry Walker,
Christian Watson, Antwon Wright.
Dominque Wynn, Clarissa York.

Greensboro

students celebrate

MLK Day
Greensboro Elementary celebrated
Martin Luther King in a unique way.
Every student and staff member
wore black and white in honor of Dr.
King.
Mrs. Wade, the music teacher haq
4-6th graders compo'oe ja .spa about
Li ttleKi rimb th; iuj t j M,-:, I ,- ad
Little Lambi.' 0


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advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our
qualifications and experience.


If you didn't get the

Times Printing Price,

You Paid Too Much!


Times Printing 627-7649


Throwing a Rock, Hiding Their Hands


As I sit here writing this letter I'm sick and tired of folks trying to undermined or undo what the voters did
on Election Day. What they did you ask? Voters sent a message that they no longer wanted representation from
those they ousted. Any attempt to go around and force the "Good Old Boys" down our throats will not be accept-
ed,. and ultimately will end up down town Quincy with one of the biggest protests in the History of Gadsden
County. If Mr. Clary is due $3,500 then it's no more right that he should be paid that full amount. But my gut feel-
ing tells me that this is nothing more than a Hi-Tech-Lynching and an attempt to transfer power back to those evil
taskmasters of Gadsden. Which will afflict economical and emotional pain on its citizens without giving it a sec-
ond thought? With the banishment of Commissioner Dixon economic development will fall flat on it face and the
Good Old Boys are very aware of that. Their life long intention is to destroy any black elected official that will
not go along with the "status quo" by any mean necessary. Those accusations against Commissioner Dixon last
week have the smell of the "powers that used to be" all over them. Just to prove this point I now ask anyone,
myself included, that willing to lend a hand in paying $3,500 to Mr. Clary even though he does not have a written
contract let us do so. If the money is refused after stating in the paper last week that he is prepared to take it as far
as he needs to go to retrieve it. Then give me a call at 442-4684 so that I can inform the citizens that the money
was offered, accepted or rejected. This would clarify whether such accusations was about justice or an attempt to
give control back to the "Good Old Boys." Fellow citizens you have come too far and fought too hard to go back
now. Stand with Commissioner Ed Dixon.

Thanks for your encouraging words and spiritual support.
Signed Pastor John Battles (442-4684).








14 Gadsden County Times January 27, 2005



Obitucries ^^FH


Ronnie Atkins
Ronnie Atkins, 40 of Quincy, died on Friday, January 21, 2005 in
Tallahassee. He was a native of Gadsden County. Service will be at 2
p.m. Sat, Jan. 29 at Friendship PB Church in Quincy with burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Fri,
Jan. 28 at Bradwell Mortuary.
.,He is survived by his father, Wallace Atkins of Quincy; four sons,
Christopher Atkins, Darius Atkins, Ronterrious Roberts, and Brian
i:rdan Atkins all of Quincy; a daughter, Ashley Atkins of Quincy;
Tnlo sters, Bettye Milton and Wanda Manuel Smith of Quincy; and
a brother. Timothy Stergan of Tampa.

i aac Banks
SIsaac (Bubba) Banks, 75 of
:iincy, died on Thursday, January
20, 2005 in Quincy. A native of
Gadsden, he was a member of St.
Hebron AME Church. Service will ,
be at 11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 29 at St. .
Hebron AME Church in Quincy, j
with burial at St. Hebron Church l
cemetery. Family will receive
friends from 3-to 8 p.m. Fri, Jan. 28
at Bradwell Mortuary.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah
Frances Banks of Quincy; two
daughter, Patricia L. Banks of Gretna and Brenda Banks Pendleton of
Quincy; three sisters, Annie Jane Mills of Quincy, Hazel Hitchman of
Tampa, and Rebecca Jackson of New Albany, MS; six grandchildren,
and eight great-grandchildren.

Essie Beckwith
;-Essie Beckwith, 90 of Havana, died Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
Capital Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Gadsden. Ser-
vice was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Williams Funeral Chapel, and
burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Williams Funeral HOme was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four sons, Zerry Beckwith and Lawyer Beckwith
of Chattahoochee, Harold (Doris) Beckwith of Sacremento, CA, and
Leroy (Sarah) Beckwith of Queens, NY; and a host of grandchildren.

Jerry Cobb
r Jerry Cobb, 62 of Kinard and formerly of Hosford, died on Mon-
Ody, January 24, 2005 at his home. He was a native of Liberty County.
Service was Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the graveside in the Hosford
Cemetery with the Rev. Judge Ken Hosford officiating. McClellan
Funeral Home, Bristol, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cobb of Kinard; two sons, Phil
Cpbb and Ben Cobb of Hosford; two stepsons, James Rich and Carl-
ton Pass of Kinard; his.mother, Erma Kate Cobb of Hosford; and
eight grandchildren.

Hazel B. Jones
Hazel B. Jones, 79 of Quincy,
died on Sunday, January 23, 2005
at. Gadsden Community Hospital.
A native of Gadsden, she was a
retired school teacher and member
of Arnett Chapel AME Church.
Service will be at 2 p.m. on Sat.
Jan. 29 at Arnett Chapel AME
Church with the Rev. Willie Hagan "
officiating, and burial at Sunnyvale
Cemetery. Family will receive
friends from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, r w
Jan. 28. Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
.She is survived by three sisters, Juliette Mikell of Bloomfield, CT,
fo6rothy B. Williams of Quincy, and Barbara J. Barrow of Tallahas-
'se; and former husband, Emory Jones of Quincy.
..' 1


... .

~liese students will represent Robert F. Munroe in the county Tropi-
cana speech contest.

.RFM selects contestants

for county speech contest


-The assembly to select school rep-
repentatives for the county Tropi-
eana speech contest was held on Fri-
day, January 14, 2005, for the third
though sixth grade audience. Three
members of each competing class
presented speeches in front of their
jers and the judges. The judges
were former Headmaster, Les Jones;
former Headmistress, Mary Emma
Bassett; and former teacher, Carolyn
Thompson, all of Quincy.
,, Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders
have prepared for two weeks for the
competition during English classes.
The representatives from the
fourth grade were Dustin Watson,
Mollie Edwards, and Ashley King.


Fifth grade speakers were Hunter
Rushing, Beth Summerford, Rachel
Wilkerson, and Lance Watson. The
three students representing the sixth
grade were Ashley Lemieux, Katy
Jo Helm, and Princey Patel.
The winners from the Fourth-
Fifth-grade competition are Beth
Summerford in first place, Rachel
Wilkerson in second place, and
Lance Watson'in third place. The
Sixth grade competition rankings
placed Katy Jo Helm in first place,
Ashley Lemieux in second place,
and Princey Patel in third place.
The first and second place winners
will compete at the Gadsden County
contest later in the month.


Doris Mae Lewis
Doris Mae Lewis, 57 of Sneads, died on January 20, 2005 at Mar-
ianna. She was a native of Titusville, PA. Service was at 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 24 in the chapel at McClellan Funeral Home with the
Rev. John Holley officiating, and burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.
McClellan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three brothers, Don Lewis of Sneads, Bob Lewis
of Titusville, PA, and Jack Lewis of Woodlake, CA; and nieces and
nephews.

Mitchell McKenzie
Mitchell Thefton "Mack" McKenzie, 82 of Quincy, died Saturday,
January 22, 2005. He was born in Wakulla County and was a lifelong
resident of this area. He was a member of Timberlane Church of
Christ, a WW II Army veteran and was retired from retail sales. Ser-
vice was Tues, Jan. 25, at the Timberlane Church of Christ in Talla-
hassee. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Kath-
eryn McKenzie; a son, Mike (Shirley) McKenzie of Tallahassee; four
daughters, Sandi (James) Bass, Ann (Richard) Gordy, and Kathie Sue
(Jim) Bennett all of Tallahassee, and Linda (James) Comerford of
Marianna; one brother, Grady F. (Eleanor) McKenzie of Craw-
fordville; one sister, Delores (Jim) Revell of Ocala; 12 grandchildren
and 11 great-grandchildren.

John Henry McNealy
John Henry McNealy, 67 of Quincy, died on Thursday, January 19,
2005 at Quincy. A native of Headland, AL, he was a member of St.
Joseph M.B. Church. Service will be at 11 a.m. on Sat, Jan. 29 at St.
Joseph M.B. Church with the Rev. Alvin Bush officiating, and burial
at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Betsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by four sisters, Mamie Robinson, Lucy Robinson,
Geraldine Thomas and Earnestine Robinson all of Quincy; two broth-
ers,, Hubert McNealy of Headland, AL, and Nathaniel McNealy of
Quincy; a stepdaughter, Fannie Moore of Quincy; four step grand-
children; 12 step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grand-
child.

Deacon Clarence McWhite, Sr.
Deaconl Clarence McWhite. Sr.
72 of Chattahoochee, died on Tues- i '"
day, January 18, 2005 in his home.
A native of Gadsden. he \%as a ,.
member of Shiloh Church of Christ
Written in Heaven. Service \as at
1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Taberna-
cle Church of Christ Written in
Heaven andburial at Bonnie Hill
Cemetery in Chattahoochee. Brad- .. o
well Mortuary was in charge ot
arrangements.
He is survived by his wife. Ruthite
Lee McWhite of Chattahoochee:
two sons, Horace (Sonja) Bio\x n of
Mt. Pleasant, and Clarence, Jr. (Gloria) McWhite of Tallahassee; four
brothers, Shelly McWhite of Chattahoochee, Howard McWhite of
Sneads, William McWhite of Albany, GA, and Billy McWhite of Pel-
ham, GA; 12 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

James Vines, Jr.
James Walter Vines, Jr., 83 of Telogia, died Saturday, January 22,
2005 in Tallahassee. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan.
27 at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hosford. McClellan Funeral
Home, Bristol is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Watts of Telogia.



Sister, brother earn degrees;

Rivers is Magna Cum Laude


Kimberly S. Rivers, daughter of
Carolyn Rivers-Jackson, will be
graduating Magna Cum Laude from
the University of Phoenix, Atlanta
Campus in December.
She will be receiving her Masters
in Business Administration and
Health Care Management. Presently,
she holds a Bachelors degree from
Florida State University in Nutrition
and is a member of the 1995 James
A. Shanks High School graduating
class.
Recently, Kimberly obtained the
position as Director of Dietary and
Nutrition for Briarcliff Haven
Healthcare and Rehabilitation Cen-
ter in Atlanta, GA.
In addition she teaches GED
classes at the Cobb County Adult
Education Center.
In her efforts to help to improve
the community, Kimberly wrote for
and received a $600,000 a year
nutrition grant for adolescents with
obesity problems. The program is
scheduled to begin the fall of 2005.
SHer brother, Leroy Smith, son of
Carolyn Rivers-Jackson (Michael)
and Rodney Smith, graduated from
Florida State University on Dec. 11,
2004.- He received his Bachelors
degree in Social Science with a
minor in Anthropology.
He graduated from James A.
Shanks High School in 2000. Leroy
currently is a starting cornerback for
FSU and this spring he will enter
into the 2005 NFL draft.


RFM seniors

selling barbecue

dinner tickets
The Senior class at Robert F.
Munroe Day School is selling'tick-
ets for the Feb. 1 takeout dinner.
The tickets are $5 each and will
cover the cost of a large BBQue
sandwich, baked beans, slaw, pick-
les, and dessert.
The class is earning money for a
senior trip in March. Anyone inter-
ested may call the school, 856-5500,
or a senior for tickets. Dinners will
be picked up from Centenary
Church, Feb. 1 from 5-7 p.m.


Munroe 4th,

5th graders

named Duke

University

TIP students
Seventeen fourth and fifth grade
students at Robert F. Mutroe Day
School were recently notified that
they have been designated as nom-
inees in the Duke University Talent
Identification Program for 2005.
The University conducts the Tal-
ent Search annually in order to rec-
ognize students who score in the
90% or better on a recognized,
national standardized test.
These students can then partici-
pate in several programs to further
enhance their educational experi-
ences.
Each student will receive a cer-
tificate of achievement and ribbon
from Duke University, and the stu-
dents can participate in a national
writing contest that offers monetary


In an effort to help raise funds for
the tsunami relief, two local health
care providers are joining together
to have a raffle for prizes.
Dr. Don M. Cross and Dean
Copeland, LMT, are hosting the raf-
fle. A $1 donation enters you in a
drawing for various prizes.
Top prize is a one-hour massage
from Cean Copeland, and Dr. Cross
is donating several items including
reusable ice packs, sports creams,


prizes. They are also invited to
take a national SAT or ACT early.
The Munroe TIP fourth grade stu-
dents named by Duke are Della
Rose Campbell, daughter of Rick
and Marsha Campbell; Bryce
Clark, son of Max and Leah Clark;
Christopher Crady, son of Pamela
Crady; McLane Edwards, son of
Larry and Michele Edwards; Sara
Green, daughter of Hollie Boykin;
Ashley King, daughter of James
and Melanie King; Dustin Watson,
son of Archie and Robin Watson.
The fifth grade students recog-
nized by Duke are Kearce Baker,
daughter of Kimberly Baker; Alex
Gay, son of Andy and Kim Gay;
Mary Jane Milam, daughter of Tim
and Tina Milam; Kush Patel,
daughter of Yogesh and Alka Patel;
Jeffrey Rushing, son of Jeffrey and
Amy Rushing; Abby Stewart,
daughter of John and Jerri Stewart;
Beth Summerford, daughter of
Dale and Carolyn Summerford;
Lance Watson, son of Sterling and
Karen Watson; Ben Whiddon, son
of Wayne and Celese Whiddon;
Rachel Wilkerson, daughter of
Steve and Betsy Wilkerson.


Journal rates Allison House

breakfast 'best in southeast'


The Allison House Inn of Quincy
has been designated as having the
"Best Breakfast in the Southeast"
according to Arifigton's Bed &
Breakfast Journal. Their po.l among
customers of bed and breakfast inns
nationwide led to this third award. In
2004 the Inn won Most Historical
Charm, and won Most Affordable
Luxury in 2003.
The Allison House Inn is a charm-
ing Georgian Revival home with six
tastefullly decorated guest rooms
each with its own bath and several


with canopied beds. Breakfast con-
sists of homemade baked goods,
fresh orange juice, homemade gra-
nolj. fresh fruit and,; on .theweek-
SendrY- cook-ed hre.tkfact uch' as
apple French ioast, baked eggs, and
Belgian waffles.
A.K. Allison, who became the
sixth governor of the State of
Florida, built the Allison House Inn
in 1843. He is the only person to
hold the three highest offices in the
state: Speaker of the House, Presi-
dent of the Senate and Governor.


Havana merchants host Feb. 12

sidewalk sale, charity awareness


Merchants in historic Havana are
once again inviting Big Bend chari-
ties to participate in the annual
Havana Hearts Day on Sat, Feb. 12.
Most shops will offer bargains
galore to give visitors opportunities
to purchase unique items at low
prices, while also providing area
charities a chance to educate the
public about special needs.
Charities are also invited to sell
items and use the event as a
fundraising opportunity. Participa-
tion will be at no cost (a $25 fee for
those needing electricity will be
assessed) and they will be able to
keep all charity proceeds for their
organization.


All non-profit groups interested in
participating in the second annual
Havana Hearts Charity Day and
Merchant Sidewalk Sale should con-
tact Sandi Beare Schenker at 850-
539-7422 or Rita Love at 850-639-
6900.
Participation forms are available
now. All charities should be regis-
tered with the State of Florida
Department of Agriculture, Con-
sumer Services Division.
Visit Havana on Sat, Feb. 12 for
great bargains on unique merchan-
dise and to support Big Bend area
charities. "Historic Havana, the
Town with a Heart." For more infor-
mation contact Sandi or Rita.,


and more.
Tickets are available at either
sponsor's office. The entire commu-
nity is invited to help in this fund
raising drive, and this is not limited
to the patients of either provider.
The drawing will be on March 31;
you do not have to be present to win.
All donations will be given to the
UNICEF organization for the relief
efforts.


Fall athletic banquet to be held

for RFM athletes in Quincy
The annual fall athlete awards banquet for the Bobcats of Robert F.
Munroe Day School will be held on Thursday, January 27 at Centenary
United Methodist Church in Quincy. The meal will begin at 6:30 in the Fel-
lowship Hall. Boys should wear dress pants and collared shirts. Girls
should wear dress pants, a dress, or a skirt. The sports being honored are
football, cheerleading, volleyball, and golf.


Cross, Copeland raising funds

for tsunami relief with raffle








Gadsden County Times January 27, 2005 15-


3A~oNlQ


CI03ANCI


CLASSIFIED


BEDROOM SET-6
PIECES, NEW IN
BOXES. Headboard,
frame dresser, mirror,
chest, nightstand. $595.
800-222-9879
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Mattress set: New king
pillow-top mattress and
base. In original plastic,
factory warranty, $295.
850-222-2113
01/13tf

CHERRY SLEIGH BED,
still in box, never used.
Sacrifice $295. 850-222-
7783
01/13tf

NEW QUEEN Pillowtop
mattress set. In factory
plastic with warranty. Can
deliver. Must sell, $175.
850-545-7112
01/13tf

Dining room table, leaf
and six chairs, $600. Sofa
server table, $300. 850-
222-2113
01/13tf

New Living Room set.
Suggested list $1400, sell
sofa $275, Joveseat $225,
chair $175. Set $625.
Hardwood frames with
lifetime warranty. 850-
222-9879
01/13tf

Leather Sofa suggest-
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sell $500. 850-222-7783
01/13tf

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FOR SALE:
Queen Oak bedroom
suit, mattress/ dresser
/chest/ $250
Oak bed w/ head-
board/dresser/chest
/nightstand (no rails)
$200
Assortment of pictures;
golf clubs.
Washer $100
Dryer $100
875-9697 or 597-2795
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LOST:
Lake Viewpoint Rd.
Small black female poo-
dle. Beloved family pet.
Please return-will get you
another poodle. $$
reward. 875-3530 or 627-
3370.

LOST: Choc. & white
male pit bull. Very friend-
ly. Beloved family pet.
Lost in Hosford at caution
light. Please return $250
reward. 379-9345 or 294-
9149.
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Job Announcement


POSITION TITLE:
LOCATION:




CLOSING DATE

POPULATION
The City of Gretna


Chief of Police
City of Gretna
14615 Main St
P O Drawer 220
Gretna, FL32332
February 4, 2005
at 5:00 p.m.
1,752
is accepting applica-


tions for the Police Chief. The successful
applicant will provide highly responsible
law enforcement and administrative work
in the coordination of all activities of the
police department.
Requirements: Minimum qualifications
as set by Florida Statutes for police offi-
cers certification. The successful appli-
cant must have a combination of 3 5
years of professional and administrative
experience in the field of law enforce-
ment.
Compensation range: $25,000 to
$32,000/year
APPLY AT CITY HALL
POST OFFICE DRAWER 220
GRETNA, FLORIDA 32332
NO LATER THAN 5 p.m.
February 4, 2005.
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Administrative Secretar:y ,
Benefits Package . .. ,,,,, ,., ,i
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Position to be housed in Gadsden County
Criminal Background Check Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Perform
a variety of secretarial and clerical duties
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Gadsden County BOCC
Building Official
This is highly responsiblee managerial,
technical and administrative work with con-
siderable difficulty in directing and coordi-
nating the Building Inspection Department.
Requires a BS degree in Building
Construction, Construction Management,
Engineering, or a closely related field sup-
plemented by additional training and expe-
rience. Ten (10) years' experience as a
Building Inspector, Building Contractor,
Superintendent of Construction, Engineer,
or any combination of these. Must possess
or be able to attain state certification as a
Certified Building Code Administrator with-
in six months of employment. Must have a
valid Florida driver's license with an
acceptable driving record. Salary range:
$46,656 -$69,984. Submit a Gadsden
County Employment application to the
Human Resource Office, 5-B E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351 by 2-18-05. Call
850-875-7243 if you have questions about
the position. You may email your resume to
faircloth@gadsdengov.net. You may obtain
a copy of the application by visiting our
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Now accepting applications for position at the Quincy
area office for individual with proven customer service &
clerical skills. Responsibilities also include teller & sec-
retarial duties. Minimum of 1 year experience required.
Excellent pay & benefits. A consumer report & back-
ground information may be obtained. Applications may
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WCTV is looking for
'a part-time weekend Master Control
Operator. Responsibilities include switch-
ing commercial breaks within programming
(both analog and HD) and tuning in and
recording satellite feeds. Computer knowl-
edge and punctuality are a must. Send
resumes to: Michael Watson, Operations
Manager, WCTV; 4000 County Road 12;
Tallahassee, FL 32312.
EEO and pre-employment drug screening

SITE MANAGER & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
for Green Meadows rental apartments.
Property management experience beneficial.
Manager must be knowledgeable in basic office
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627-7649


I 'LEGCAL


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-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 188
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

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 AFC
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 VICtERS
BRANCH; N 51 DEG17',26"
W 172.57 FT; N74 DEG 40'
22" W 54.12 FT; N 39 QEG
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 400100
FT; S 00 DEG 25'54"--W
40.00 FT; S 89 DEG 50'32"
W 185.00 FT; S 00 DEG

continued pg.'f6


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16 January 27, 2005 Gadsden County Times


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25'54" W 200.00 FT; N 89
DEG 50'32" E 185.00 FT; S
00 DEG 25'54" W 178.16
FTTOTHE PO.B. IN SEC-
TION 13-3N-2W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2133N2W0000004140500

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
10:00a.m.


Dated this 10TH day of
DECEMBER 2004..

NICHOIAS THOMAS

Clerk cl the C rculr C:,'urn
Gadsden County, Florida


BY; Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
12/23,30/04&1/06,13/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF, THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 03-403-CAB

BANK. ONE, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE REG-
ISTERED HOLDERS OF
THE STRUCTURED
ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION AMOR-
TIZING RESIDENTIAL
COLLATERAL TRUST
MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002-BC7

Plaintiff,

vs., MELVIN V. BARBER,
JR:A/K/A MELVIN B. BAR-
BER, JR.;. MARY J. BAR-
BER

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 4,
2003, and entered in Case
No. 03-403-CAB in the
Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County, Florida
wherein Bank One, National
Association, as Trustee for
the.registered holders of the
Structured Asset Securities'
Corporation, Amortiziing
Residential Collateral Trust
Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2002-
BC7 is Plaintiff and Melvin
V. Barber, Jr. a/k/a Melvin B.
Barber, Jr. and Mary J.
Barber are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the
South side of the Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson St.,. Quincy, FL
32351 at 11:00 a.m. on the
17th day of February, 2005,
the, following described
property Gadsden County,
Florida;

SCommence at the
Southwest corner of Lot 73
of McNeil's Little River
Survey, Gadsden County,


Florida and run North 22
degrees 25' East 1424 feet
to the South side of State
Road 65-B, then South 70
degrees 35' East 811 feet
along said South side to the
Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning and
leaving said South side run
South 21 degrees 55' West
700 feet, then South 70
degrees 35' East 249.15
feet, then North 21 degrees
55' East 700 feet to said
South side of State Road
65-B, then North 70
degrees 35' West 249.15
feet along said South side to
the Point of Beginning.
Subject to an access and
utility easement over and
across the Westerly 30 feet
thereof.

Dated this 11th day of
January, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court


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The date of first publication
of this Notice is January 20,
2005.

Attorney for Person Giving


Notice:
(SEAL) Patricia A. Baldwin
Florida Bar No. 0072494
By Betty Sue Sadberry Patricia A. Baldwin, P.A.
DBepty ClSue Saberry 8000-( SFederal, Highway,
Deputy Clerk Sue %.30 rZ -13
'01 20&i "05.c- Poiti~, t i" '.c ir-lfia, '
o34952i "L ce i
34952


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 05-8-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF Alice
Madeline Tucker a/k/a Alice
Francis-Tucker
Deceased

Division Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified
that an Order of Summary
Administration has been
entered in the estate of Alice
Madeline Tucker a/ka Alice
Francis-Tucker, deceased,
File Number 05-8-CPA; by
the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is
Gadsden County
Courthouse, PO Box 1649,
Quincy, Florida 32353; that
the decedent's date of
death was September 18,
2004; that the total value of
the estate is $32,500 and
that the name and address
of the person to whom it has
been assigned by such
order is : Henry Tucker,
1674 SE Blackwell Drive,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

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
BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED;
NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD, ANY'
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.


Telephone: 772-336-1661

Person Giving Notice:
Henry Tucker
1674 SE Blackwell Drive
Port St. Lucie, Florida
34952


The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
January 20, 2005.

Personal Representative:
PATRICIA SHOEMAKER
6835 Sea Biscuit Trail
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Attorney ,,for ,- .Personal
SRepred6d tthative.l' '", ,. !. ,..1
Liness. -hr ,,,- ar.J Lr, ..-.-
121 N. Madison Sfreet
Post Office Box 550
Quincy, Florida 32353-0550
Telephone: 850-875-1300
Florida Bar No. 108196
01/20&27/05c


01/20&27/05c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NO. 05-7-CPA
Florida Bar No. 108196

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILBUR WAYNE WARD

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
Estate of WILBUR WAYNE
WARD, deceased, File
Number 05-7-CPA, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and the
Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent, or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served within
three months after the date
of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims
with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent, including unma-
tured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST. PUBLICATION OF
THIS.NOTICE.
;ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.


CASE NO. 04-1543-CA-B
U C N
202004CA001543XXXXXX

MORTGAGE ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., MIN NO.
123182800000032253,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CHRISTOPHER A.
BARFIELD, et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated Janaury 10, 2005 and
entered in Case No. 04-
1543-CA-B
U C N
202004CA001543XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court in and
for Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein Mortgage
Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., Min No.
123182800000032253 is
Plaintiff and CHRISTO-
PHER A. BARFIELD,
UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES E CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST A NAMED
DEFENDANT TO THIS
ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the South Front
Door of the Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at Gadsden
County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 10th day of
March, 2005, the following
described property as set
forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

A PARCEL OF LAND


LYING IN THE NORTH
ONE-HALF ''OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH,
RANGE 6 WEST, CHATTA-
HOQCHEE, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED,'Y fIMETES'i
SAND 1ftUIFDS-AS' FOL.
LOWS:'

COMMENCE AT A FOUND
AXLE MARKING THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT NO. 27 OF THE
SCARBOROUGH'S ADDI-
TION TO RIVER JUNC-
TION A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY, AND RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 55 MINUTES
00 SECONDS EAST 25.55
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 25 MINUTES
00 SECONDS WEST 2.79
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 25
MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST 58.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 52 MINUTES
39 SECONDS EAST
123.06 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE WESTERLY
MAINTAINED RIGHT OF
WAY 'BOUNDARY OF
DECATUR STREET;
THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 18 MINUTES
32 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID WESTERLY
MAINTAINED RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 58.00 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF LANDS AS
DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 76,
PAGE 214 OF SAID PUB-
LIC RECORDS; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52
MINUTES 39 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
NORTHERN BOUNDARY
OF SAID LANDS AND THE
PROJECTION THEREOF
A DISTANCE OF 122.95
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

If you are a person with a
disability who' needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the poroision
of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court at
850-875-8601, fax 850-875-
8612 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this
Notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida
Relay Service 800-955-
8770.

DATED at Quincy, Florida,
on January 11, 2005.


Nicholas Thomas
As Clerk, Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk


*:* IN 1TllEliiGJRC
SOF. ThE,rGEC
CIAL "C'RCUI
FOR GADSDE
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

MORTGAGE I
IC REGISTRAR
TEMS, INC. A
FOR PRINCI
DENTIAL M
INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

FRANCISCO
GUTIERREZ, E
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF
SURE SALE

NOTICE I
GIVEN pursua
Judgment of
Foreclosure da
10, 2005 and
Case NO. 2004
of the Circuit
SECOND Judi'
and for GADSI
Florida where
GAGE EL
REGISTRATIC
TEMS, INC. A,
FOR PRINCIA
TIAL MORTGA
the Plaintiff an(
CO AVELAR-C
MARIA RAQUI
LOPEZ; ELME
DA; CHRISTII
A/K/A CHRIST
PRE; are the I
will sell to the
best bidder f
SOUTHSIDE
THE GADSDE
COURTHOUSE
11:00 AM, on 1
of February, 2
lowing descrit
as set forth ii
Judgment:

LOT 27, E
BURMAH HEI
DIVISION, A Sl
ACCORDING
MAP OF PLA
PAGE 110, OF
LIC RECORD
DEN COUNTY

A/K/A 708 Nc
Drive, Quincy, I

WITNESS MY
the seal of th
January 11,20

Nicholas Thom
Clerk of the Cir

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue S


Deputy Clerk



NOTICE OF
FOR TAX DE


01/20&27


APPLICAT
EED


1/20&27/05c NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N. RILEY
holder f the fd~iWitrigi;er-
UIT' C )tRT tifief hs' file s'aiderhi B fi,-
;ONtD' JUDI)' cate. for a tax deed dto'-be
IT IN AND issued thereon. The certifi-
_N COUNTY, cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
ELECTRON- are as follows:
4TION SYS-
S NOMINEE CERTIFICATE NO. 668
PAL RESI- YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
MORTGAGE, 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 41, P. 152 COMM. AT
AVELAR- NWC OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4
et al, RUN S. 190 FT., E. 361 FT.
TO BEGIN: S. 27* 30' E.
168.4 FT., E. 56.5 FT., N.
FORECLO- 150 FT., W. 126.7 FT.TO
THE P.O.B. OR 299 P 282.
IN SECTION 30-3N-4W.
S HEREBY
nt to a Final PARCEL ID NUMBER:
Mortgage 2303N4W0000004122400
ated Janaury
Entered in Name in which assessed:
4-1554-CA-B CLARA ODESSA ROBIN-
Court of the SON
cial Circuit in
DEN County, Said Property being in the
ein MORT- County of Gadsden, State
.ECTRONIC of Florida. Unless such cer-
ON SYS- tificate shall be redeemed
S NOMINEE according to law, the prop-
L RESIDEN- erty described in such cer-
AGE, INC., is tificate shall be sold to the
d FRANCIS- highest bidder at the court-
3UTIERREZ; house door on the 16TH
EL AVELAR- day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
ER Y. PINE- 10:00a.m.
NA PINEDA
FINA R. DIP- Dated this 12TH day of
Defendants, I 'JANUARY 2005.
highest and
for cash at NICHOLAS THOMAS
STEPS OF
.N COUNTY Clerk of the Circuit Court
E a t Gadsden County, Florida'
the 10th day
005, the fol- BY: Ugreenal Ivey
red property Deputy Clerk
n said Final 01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


LOCK W, NOTICE OF APPLICATION
GHTS SUB- FOR TAX DEED
SUBDIVISION
TO THE NOTICE IS HEREBY
T BOOK 1, GIVEN, that BANK
F THE PUB- ATLANTIC holder of the fol-
3 OF GADS- lowing certificate has filed
FLORIDA. said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
north Bellamy The certificate number and
FL 32351 year of issuance, the
description of the property,
HAND and and the names in which it
lis Court on was assessed are as fol-
05. lows:

ias CERTIFICATE NO. 817
*cuit Court YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
iadberry ERTY:


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DB 118, P. 370 LOTS 1 &2,
BLK. 11, MORGAN -
BOYKIN ADDITION.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2033N6W0450000110010

Name in which assessed:
SANDRA CAMPBELL

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DANIEL RILEY
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax 'deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 909
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 364 P 644
COMMENCE AT THE SW
CORNER OF SE 1/4 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF SECT. 1-
2N-2W AND RUN N 264 FT
TO BEGIN: THENCE N
264 FT; EAST 440 FT; S
264 FT; WEST 440 FT TO
THE PO.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3012N2W0000001402000

Name in which assessed:
ROSEANNA GIBSON

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&2/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DANIEL RILEY
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1031
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 98 P 665 2 ACRES
OFF E SIDE OF THE
FOLLING: BEGIN AT SEC
OFSE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 RUN
E 7.81 CHS TO R/WY OF
GF & A RR N/W ALONG
R/R 5.25 CHS W 5.12 CHS
S 5 CHS TO THE POB.
IN SECTION 14-2N-2W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3142N2W0000001330100

Name in which assessed:
RICHARD & ADEL SUT-
TON

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00 a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

cont. on pg 17


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(850) 875-8470
or 1-800-321-8545
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MIDWAY: IN EXCELLENT CONDITION: 3 BR, 2 BA
1,512 sf split plan DWMH. Breakfast nook. Large maste
suite; its BA has separate shower, tub and 2 lavatories
Entire lot fenced. $75,000 J-7141

OLDER SOLID SMALL HOME with 2 BR, 1 BA, 67;
sf on 44x100 lot. Needs some repairs. But the PRICE II
RIGHT at $25,000 W-1633

LOOKING FOR LOTS OF LAND? Take a look at thi
24 ACRES OF PRIME BUILDING ACREAGE in an up
scale subdivision with a country club nearby. Horse,
welcome. $80,000 M-4255

NEED A BUILDING LOT FOR YOUR HOUSE PLANS'
Consider this 125x60 wooded lot. $15,000 C-4240

CHATTAHOOCHEE: TWO YEARS YOUNG ANI
WELL MAINTAINED. 4 BR, 2 BA DWMH with spli
plan. CHA. Half-way between Gretna and Chattahoochee
$60,000 W-7144

CHATTAHOOCHEE: LAND, LAND, LAND! 7 lots o
various sizes ranging from .34 acre to 2.82 acres and fron
$5,000 to $15,000. Also 5 other lots of varied sizes fo
$25,000. M-4260










Gadsden County Times January 27, 2005 17


Gadsden SAVES

helps families

handle credit
Credit card debt too high? Want
to save money? Gadsden SAVES
and TCC have joined together to
present a series of classes for
financial empowerment to citi-
zens of Gadsden County.
Gadsden Saves, a organization
that encourages families to save
money and to get out of debt as
quickly as possible. The twelve
week classes will be held at
Quincy House, 215 N. Adams
Street, Quincy, Florida from 6:00
pm to 7:30 pm beginning
Monday, January 31st and then
each week following that until


the end of April.
Orientation is set for January
31 and a financial advisor will be
there to help people find out just
what their financial situation is
and help them determine ways to
begin resolving their financial
problems.
For more information contact
(850) 539-5040/539-9955.


Watson named manager

of community relations

for Progress Energy
Larry Watson has joined
Progress Energy as community
relations manager for the compa-
ny's north Florida service region.
Watson will act as liaison


between Progress Energy and the
counties and municipalities of
Bay, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Hamilton, Jefferson, Leon,
Lafayette, Liberty, Madison,
Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla
counties. He will also direct
investments in the areas of edu-
cation, economic development
and the environment to nonprofit
organizations within the thirteen
counties.
Watson, who will work out of
the company's Monticello, Fla.
operations center, joins Progress
Energy with an extensive back-
ground in economic develop-
ment, community planning and
downtown revitalization efforts.
"We're thrilled to have Larry
on board," said Martha Barnwell,


vice president of Progress
Energy's North Coastal Region.
"His experience will be invalu-
able as we work to build stronger
partnerships with local commu-
nities and leaders across north
Florida."
Watson joins Progress Energy
after serving in several regional.
economic development roles in
Virginia, and with the
Community Reuse Organization
of East Tennessee (CROET),
where he worked with local offi-
cials, state economic develop-
ment professionals and represen-
tatives from the U.S. Department
of Energy with the goal of assist-
ing the East Tennessee Region in
mitigating the negative econom-
ic impacts of federal downsizing.


Watson has a Bachelor of Arts
from The George Washington
University and a Masters of
Science in planning from the
University of Tennessee. He is
also a graduate of the University
of Oklahoma's Economic
Development Institute (EDI).


Red Cross helps

Quincy family

who lost home

On January 19 the home of the
David Brinkley family in Quincy
was destroyed by fire leaving
the seven family members with-
out food, clothing and shelter.
Shortly after the fire department
extinguished the blaze.


The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross dis-
patched one of its Disaster
Action Teams to the home on
Point Milligan Road.
Upon arriving volunteer mem-
bers of the Disaster Action Team
met with the head of the house-
hold and provided each family
member with a comfort kit and
$931 in financial assistance to
cover the cost of food, clothing
and temporary housing.
If you would like to become a
trained American Red Cross
Disaster Services Volunteer and
help your community when dis-
aster happen please call our
office in Tallahassee at 878-6080
# 122 or visit our web site at
www.tallytown.com/redcross/ds


LEGR AL


LEGALS from 16


NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&2/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that LINDA VAUSE
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of'
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1322
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

LOT 8, BLK. "C", SUNSET
ACRES.
OR 321 P 279

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3182N3W08300000C0080

Name in which assessed:
MELVIN E. & MARY F.
ABNEY

Said Property beirg 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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 12TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS 'HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N. RILEY
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1400
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 451 P 1368
TRACT 5: COMMENCE AT
THE SWC OF THE
NORTH HALF OF THE SE
1/4 OF SECTION 7-2N-4W
AND RUN N 89 DEG 54'41"
W 1082.56 FT; NORTH
711.00 FT TO BEGIN:
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG
54'41" E 137.67 FT; N 01
DEG 51'39" W 142.47 FT; N
01 DEG 51'39" W 149.98
FT; NORTH 89 DEG 54'41"
W 1366.24 FT; S 02 DEG
50'33" W 342.68 FT; N 89
DEG 54'41" EAST 642.39
FT; NORTH 50.0 FT S 89
DEG 54'41" E 612.66 FT
TO THE P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N4W0000004220600

Name in which assessed:
JOSE AND MARIA SAN-
TANDER


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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00 a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OFAPPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DANIEL RILEY
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
are as follows:

_CERTIFICATE NO. 1483
YEAR OF 'ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 358 P 1354, OR 502 P
1893
COMM AT SWC OF LOT
47 OF ROBERT CITY AND
RUN S 89 DEG 32 MIN 46
SEC E 220.40 FT, N 07
DEG 42 MIN 20 SEC E
211.68 FT, N 89 DEG 32
MIN46 SEC W 62.30 FTTO
BEGIN AND RUN N 89
DEG 32 MIN 46 SEC W 64
FT, N 00 DEG 40 MIN 45
SEC E 95.16 FT, S 89 DEG
58 MIN 15 SEC E 64 FT, S
00 DEG 40 MIN 45 SEC W
95.64 FT TO THE POB.
IN SECTION 12-2N-4W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W0000003132100

Name in which assessed:
MARCOLES WILLIAMS

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00 a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N. RILEY
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1589
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

LOT 11, BLK A, SPRING-
SIDE PARK
OR 325 P 1830


PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W11000000A0110

Name in which assessed:
EDWARD JARRETTE
DIXON

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 12TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: .Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that EDDIE J.
BLACKWELL holder of the
following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to b eissLied thereon.
The certificate number and,:
year of issuance,. the
description of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1762
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

,DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 497 P 1953
OR 486 P 1945 OR 430 P
43
COMMENCE ATAPT 1080
FT NORTH ALONG A
FENCE LINE FROM THE
SWC OF THE SE 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4 OF SECT 31-
2N-5W AND RUN E 725 FT,
N 345 FT TO BEGIN:
THENCE RUN SE'LY
ALONG CENTER OF
BRANCE 250 FT M/L, N 02
DEG 35' E 290 FT, N 36
DEG 30' W 70 FT, S 53
DEG 30' W 171.5 FT TO
THE POB. ALSO, BEGIN
AT THE NWC OF LAND
PER OR BOOK 430 P 43
AND RUN N 33 DEG 25'42"
W 32.77 FT; N 41 DEG
33'42" E 172.60 FT, S 87
DEG 05'43" E 45.19 FT; S
02 DEG 54'17" W 53.85 FT;
S 4 DEG 07'32" W 171.36
FT TO THE PO.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3312N5W0000002411300

Name in which assessed:
RAYMOND &
GUADALUPE S. RIVERA

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
' Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that PATRICIA
LAWSON 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-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1825
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 199 P 69 OR 434 P
494.
COMM AT SWC OF NW
1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 7-1-2, RUN N 304.5
FT., RUN N 83 DEG 20 E
520.4 FT., S 13 DEG 22
MIN E 514 FT., N 76 DEG
38 MINE 95 FT., N 13 DEG
22 MIN W 276 FTTO POB.
N 13 DEG 22 MIN W 160.3
FT TO E SIDE OF STATE
ROAD #268, N 61 DEG 55
MIN E 88.4 FT., S 20 DEG
59 MIN E 184.4 FT., S 76
DEG 38 MIN W 110 FT TO
POB.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
4071 N2W0000004240200

Name in which assessed:
BRIDGET & TRAVIS
AKINS

Said Property being in.,thp
Countyijpf(,Gadsden, EState'
of Florida. Unlesssuch 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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 12TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden' County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N. RILEY
holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the names
in which it' was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1927
YEAR. OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 510 P 716
LOT 48, BLOCK A, MID-
WAY FOREST PER PLAT
BOOK 2 PAGE 79

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
4121 N3W151 00000A480

Name in which assessed:
CARRIE:COLSTON

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 16TH
day of FEBRUARY, 2005, at
10:00 a.m.

Dated this 10TH day of
JANUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
01/20,27&02/03,10/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 04-1460-CAB

JAMES L. THOMPSON,
Plaintiff,

vs.

LAVERNE D. HATCHER;
and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS, .
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County, Florida, I
will sell the property situate
in Gadsden County, Florida,
described as:

Lot 5, DOG TOWN
ACRES, more particularly
described as follows:

LOT 5

Commence at an iron rod
marking the Southeast cor-
ner of the Northeast Quarter
Sof the SoutheastQuarter of
SSection 3 Township 3 North,
Range 3 West, Gadsden
County Florida and run
thence West along the
South Boundary of the
Northeast Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter of Said
Section 3 and along the
Northerly maintained right
of way boundary of Williams
Lane and a projection there-
of a distance of 866.70 feet;
thence run North 466.69
feet; thence run west
466.69 feet; thence run
North 94.42 feet; thence run
North 53 degrees 31 min-
utes 44 seconds East
291.33 feet; thence, run
East 119.71 feet; thence run
North 172.94 feet; thence
run South 89 degrees 28
minutes 01 second East
118.75 feet thence run
North 366.83 feet to a point
lying on the Southerly right
of way boundary of State
Road No. 159 A (70 foot
right of way); thence run
North 89 degrees 28 min-
utes 01 second West along
said right of way boundary a
distance of 118.75 feet;
thence run South 366.83
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, CONTAIN-
ING 1.00 ACRE MORE OR
LESS. Subject to a Florida
Power Utility easement..

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the south
front door of the Gadsden
County Courthouse,
Quincy, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on February 15, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
1/20&27/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 04-1413-CAB

JAMES L. THOMPSON,
Plaintiff

vs.

SHARON C. TARVER; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant ,,to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled


cause, in the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County, Florida, I
will sell the property situate
in Gadsden County, Florida,
described as:

Lot 1.

,Commence at an iron Rod
marking the Southeast cor-
ner of the Northwest
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 3,
Township 3 North, Range 3
West, Gadsden County,
Florida and run thence
West along the South
boundary of the Northeast
Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of said Section 3
and along the Northerly
maintained right of way
boundary of Williams Lane
and a protection thereof a
distance of 866.70 feet;
thence run North 466.69
feet; thence run West
466.69 feet; thence run
North 94.42 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue
North 416.23 feet to the
Southwest comer of lands
described in Official
Records Book 415, Page
1374 of the Public Records
of Gadsden County, Florida;
thence run -South 89
degrees 28 minutes 01 sec-
ond East along the South
boundary of said lands :a
distance, of 334.00 i reec;,
thence run North along the
East boundary of said lands
a distance of 300.00 feet to
a point lying, on the
Southerly right of way
boundary of State Road
159A (70 foot right of way);
thence run South 89
degrees 28 minutes 01 sec-
ond East along said right of
way boundary a distance of
40.00 feet; thence run
South 366.83 feet; thence
run North 89 degrees 28
minutes 01 second West
20.00 feet; thence run
South 172.94 feet; thence
run West 119.71 feet;
Sthence run South 53
degrees 31 minutes 44 sec-
onds West 291.33 feet to
the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, containing 2.734
acres, more or less.

Subject to a Florida Power
Utility easement.

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the south
front door of the Gadsden
County Courthouse,
Quincy, Florida at 11:00
a.m. on February 9, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
01/20&27/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 05-17-CPA
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUDREY MAY THOMP-
SON,
Deceased.

AMENDED NOTICE
TO CREDITORS

The administra-
tion of the estate of
AUDREY MAY THOMP-
SON, deceased, whose
date of death was
December 18, 2004 and
whose Social .Security
Number is 536-16-1917, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida, with a mailing
address of Post Office Box
1649, Quincy, FL 32353.
The name and address of


the personal representative
and the personal represen-
.tative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of'
the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice
is required to be served
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other credi-
tors of the decedent and
other persons having claims
or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITH-
IN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOT WITH-
STANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO 12, YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTSFDATE:OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the
first publication of this
Notice is January 27, 2005.

Attorney for Personal
Representative
MICHAEL K. McCORMICK
Attorey-At-Law
Florida Bar No: 0020893
38 Decatur Street
Chattahoochee; Florida
32324
Telephone: 850-663-3865

Personal Representative
ROBIN MURPHY
910 Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
-Road
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
1/27 & 2/03/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO. 04-467.

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CONSTANCE JEAN DEN-
NIS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
The administra-
tion of the estate of
Constance Jean Dennis,
deceased, File Number 04-
CP-467, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address, of
which is Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351. The names
and addresses of the per-
sonal representative 'and
the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of
the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER. THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF


THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other credi-
tors of the decedent and
persons having- claims
against the estate of the
decedent must file their
claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS
AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first
publication of this Notice is
January 27,2005.

KEN.W. DAVIS
Attorney at Law.
FLA BAR NO. 125847
Post Office Box 37190
Tallahassee, FL 32315
850-222-6026
Attorney for Personal
Representative

Donald Craig Dennis,
Co-Personal
Representative
Estate of Constance Jean
Dennis
1434 Ferzon Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Milton Steven Dennis
Co-Personal
Representative
Estate of Constance Jean
.'I Dennis
114 Argonaut Rd.'' '
::' Panama City Beach,
Florida 32407
1/27&2/03/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NO. 04473-CPA

IN RE: the Estate of DON-
ALD EDWARD MARTIN,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of DONALD
EDWARD MARTIN,
deceased, File Number 04-
473-CPA, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County; Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy, Florida
32351. The names and
addresses of the personal
-epresentative and the per-
sonal representative's attor-
ney are set fortn below.
All creditors of
the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OFTHE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE; OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other credi-
tors of the decedent and
persons having claims
against the estate of the
decedent's estate including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS
AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first
publication of this Notice is
January 27, 2005.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
GEORGE H. GWYNN, of
WILLLIAMS, GAUTIER,
GWYNN, DeLOACH &'
SORENSON, P.A.


FBN: 0357537
POST OFFICE BOX 4128
Tallahassee, Florida 32315-
4128Telephone: 850-386-
3300

Personal Representative:
Carl Glunt
8918 Salem Road
Quincy, FL 32352
850-875-4424
1/27&2/03/05c


LEGAL NOTICE


Gadsden Mini Storage will'
be having a sale on the fol-
lowing units, February 2,
2005, for non-payment of'
rent.

Q-663-Shayna Alexanderi
O-577-Roy Atkins
K-330-Stephanie Battles
P-611-Jaime Bradwell
N-503-Ashley Brown '
M-AA-Tyeshia Figgers
M-479-Matthew Fulmer
H-249-Brandon A. Houston'
K-310-Velicia Johnson '
A-1-Mary M. Kincy .
1-265-Tyrone Lindsey
O-566-Kimberly McNeal
P-609-New Revelation.
.Church of Christ
0-568-Lynette Price.
N486-Deborah Richardsonr
B-059-Larry Thigpen
P-625-Melissa M.:Williams
S 1/27/05C'


NOTICE OF APPLICATION'
FOR WATER USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that's
pursuant to Chapter 373;"
Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for. water
use permits) have been
received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District:

Application number I 06498'
filed 01/12/2005
Talquin Electric
Cooperative, Inc.,: St.
James Water System, P.O:
Box 1679, Quincy, FL:
32353-1679 .
Requesting a maximum'
withdrawal of 43,400 gal-
Ions per day from the'
Floridan Aquifer System fo -
Public Supply use by anr
existing facility
General withdrawal loca-,
tion(s) in Gadsden County"
T03N, R06W, Sec. 31

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-'
tion Terri Peterson, 152
Water Management Drive,
Havana, Florida 32333-
9700, but such comments'
or requests must be,
received by 5 o'clock p.m.-
on February 14, 2005.

No further public notice wilP
be provided regarding this'
(these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice"
constitutes constructive '
notice of this permit applica-
tion to all substantially
affected persons. A copy of'
the staff reports) must be,-
requested in order to
remain advised of further
proceedings and any public'
hearing date. Substantially-
affected persons are enti'
tied to request an adminis-'
trative hearing regarding the-
proposed agency action by-
submitting a written request'
according to the provisions'
of 40A-1.521, Florida-
Administrative Code. Notice"
of Proposed Agency Action'
will be mailed only to peri'
sons who have filed such-'
requests.
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18 January 27, 2005 Gadsden County Times


Mt. Zion PB church news


Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bible
study and youth teaching class-
es. A clothing give-away will be
held following this service. All
items are new so please come
and select the items you can use.
All men of the church are
asked to meet Thurs. at 7 p.m.
for Male Chorus rehearsal.
Church school Sunday morn-
ing 9:30, morning worship serv-
ice at 11 a.m. A special 5th Sun-
pay service is planned with the
Male Chorus rendering the mu-
sical selections.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those
heeding this service, please call
627-8442 for assistance.


A special auction will be held
at the church Saturday at 10
a.m.-until. Come and get some
very nice items including bicyt-
cles, lamps, furniture, and al-
most any household or clothing
needs that you have, come and
join in the fun.

Shiloh Community
Holy Ghost Revival
Shiloh Community MB
Church and Outreach Center on
Spooner Rd is hosting revival
Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
nightly. Speaker is Pastor
Jerome "Preacherman" Pendle-
ton; special music ministry by
Jaylin Striplin.


Revival services
The True Believers Church of
Holiness in Gretna (Hwy. 90 be-
hind BP gas station in Douglas
City) invites the public to revival
services at 7 p.m. nightly Mon-
day-Friday Feb. 7-11.
Revivalist of the week is
Prophetess Virginia McSwan-
Smith of Faith Cornerstone
Church in Malone. Allean
Robinson is pastor.

Homecoming at
Thomas Memorial
Baptist Church


The homecoming
Thomas Memorial
Church would like to


team of
Baptist
invite all


past members and friends to its
homecoming services on Feb. 6
at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Charter members will be rec-
ognized at the 11 a.m. service
followed by dinner on the
grounds. Everyone is welcome.

Saint John AME
Church news
Mattie Jones Women's Mis-
sionary Society Caring and Shar-
ing program will hold a clothes
give-away to needy families Sat-
urday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12
noon at the church.
Morning Worship service will
begin at 11 a.m. Speaker is Rev.
Sterling George, pastor of Green
Shade AME Church.


Seasoned Saints
program set
Sister Bettye Bryant, chair-
person of the Seasoned
Saints, cordially invites the
public to come and fellow-
ship at The Greater Tanner
Chapel AME Church were
Rev. Elizabeth Yates is pas-
tor, on the fifth Sunday morn-
ing at 11 a.m. You will not
want to miss this very spe-
cial, enlightening program
sponsored by one of the units
of the Phoebe McGee Mis-
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Omar Thompson's sculpture, "Us N Dem"

"America's Backyard"

is thought provoking


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Whatever you think of Omar
Thompson's sculpture, you're
going to think something. The
show runs through February 18
at the Gadsden Arts Center.
"It's called America's Back-
yard: Our History Assembled.
"It's an accumulation of work.
There are 36 pieces in the whole
show, but I only have 24 here,"
Thompson said His work re-
flects what he calls the void of
:African-Americans that have not
been included in this country.
The one-man show opened
January 14 and Thompson calls
it a history lesson and a re-
ninder. His work is not all about
what some in society refer to as
"the angry black man" syn-
lrome. There is some humor he
says in his work, but most of all
he said the work was a release of
sorts for him.
"I might look mild but there
was a lot of stuff inside me. I
know too that I'm taking on
some issues that are not so pleas-
ing to others, but this is me, this
is the way I chose to let it out,"
said the Miami native. A lot of
Ihis work, he-says,-is in irc.ponIse
to Hurricane Andrew and to 9-
11. To him, social change can be
achieved through his work.
"Some people look at my
work and say, it's over now. For-
get about what happened back
then, but I say that it should be
taught everyday like the Holo-
caust." What his work does is
keep in front of you the ugliness
of racism in America. From a
powerful piece Shoeshine for
Mr. Charley that depicts a
tnixed-medium featuring found
objects like shoe soles as a back-
drop for a grown man carrying a
Thoeshine box.


The Florida A & M University
professor is happy and at peace
with his work. From this show
the best, he said, is yet to come,
because through this work he has
allowed the pain in his life to run
out through his work. "Angry?
No, I'm not angry. I guess you,,,
could say I'm disappointed in
how some have perceived the
show."
He is the first to admit that
some of the pieces are not easy
to take. He has seen people do
everything from simply walk to
burst into tears.
"No one talks about the love
and compassion in my work.
People see the surface and some
of the pieces go for the jugular
and others are very soft and sen-
sitive if you look for it," he said,
adding "There's a lot of mes-
sages here. But I've got a lot to
say. I've got a lot on my mind."
During a lecture last Sunday
afternoon Thompson said a
woman told him that she didn't
know whether to cry or apolo-
gize when she viewed the center-
piece of the show called "No
Journey Like My Own". It de-
picts a .slave ship with faces
pressed against a fence with lam-
inated chicken bones underneath
and draped across the top with
an American flag.
Thompson says his work doc-
uments history. "I don't make
this stuff up," he said. Several of
his works show nearly life-sized
mixed media of lynchings, many
have red watermelons slipped
into corners or unusual places.
Nothing is an afterthought.
"America's Backyard is a re-
flection of the hardships con-
fronted in our fight to become
part of an inclusive society of
United States citizens," Thomp-
son said.


.54


Dogs


from page 2
Sadly, it is suspected that
many of the dogs that have gone
missing in Gadsden County may
have been turned into bait dogs.
When asked about her recom-
mendations for the dogs, Bevins
said that the Humane Society has
a strong policy that these ani-
mals not be put back in society.
She said the dogs should be eu-
thanized as soon as possible.
She added that she had visited
the dogs at the county's shelter
and found some of the animals to
be aggressive.
The problem, she said, was
that the dogs have been bred for


Chicken Soup
Group

The Chicken Soup Group
will, meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at
New Bethel AME Church,
23209 Bluestar Memorial High-
way in Quincy (Hwy 90 East
across from Gadsden Commu-
nity Hospital). The self-help
group is for people with cancer
and for survivors of cancer,
male and female.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety support and self-help group
meets the first Tuesday of every
third month. For more informa-
tion please contact Catherine
Moore at 627-7818.


fighting and would be a danger
to the community. Another rea-
son, she continued, was that the
dogs were trained and would be
coveted by dog fighters.
One concern was that al-
though pit bulls are often used
for dog fighting Bevins said,
"the breed is not inherently bad -
it is the people who make them
bad."
"It is horrible that victims
have to pay with their lives, it
saddens the State, but there is no
other alternative," Allman said
when he asked that the dogs be
euthanized.
Parsons agreed saying, it was
one of the most difficult deci-
sions since he had been on the
bench.


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A dance party will be held at
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28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
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the Edward J. Butler Build-
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2005, Jaylon was able to kill an eight point buck with the help of his hunting partner,
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I. 1-1-14


GangN et
From p. 2
criminal street gang members
for offenses which are consis-
tent with street gang activity
G). Is identified as a street
gang member by physical evi-
dence such as photographs or
other documentation
H). Has been stopped in
company of known street gang
members four or more times
According to McPaul, who
has been a resource officer in
local schools, "We do have a
gang problem." McPaul said
that the problems is one that is
not wide spread, but left
unchecked it could develop in-
to a major issue. "We have
people who move through this
area from South Florida," Mc-
Paul said. The data base will
allow gang members to be
tracked by different agencies
as they move around the coun-
try.
"This is an investigative
tool. It allows an agency to fol-
low activity from one jurisdic-
tion to another," McPaul
added.


"For us it is a way to have
an overview of what is happen-
ing with gang related activi-
ty,"' Stills said. Stills said that
locally gangs were smaller and
not as well-organized, but
warned that as Florida contin-
ued to grow so would the
threat of gangs.
For those still skeptical
about local gang activity, Mc-
Paul said that she had wit-
nessed children in elementary
school flashing gang signs and
emulating gang-type dress.
"We understand the styles that
young people have and are tak-
ing that into consideration, but
gangs are here," McPaul said.
In addition both Stills, who
is currently a resource officer,
and McPaul said that one prob-
lem that may surprise local res-
idents has been the rising num-
ber of girl gangs.
If you have any information
concerning gang activity or
would like to learn more about
GangNet you can contact Mc-
Paul or Stills at the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Department
at 627-9233.


That trip to Tallahassee can cost you much more than gas! You can
get quality color printing right here in Gadsden County and PAY
LESS! We made some comparisons on 81/2 X 11 full color sheets:


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0 Down '00 Chevy Impala
$170/mo Great family car!


0 Down '97 Mercedes E320 0 Down '01 Buick Regal 0 Down '03 Ford Expedition
$364/mo Just What You Want! $245/mo Sporty mid-size! $484/mo Eddie Bauer. Loaded!
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0 Down '03 Ford Sport Trac
$386/mo Pickup/SUV all in one!


always





We sell all of our cars at
loan value so you don't
need a down payment!
Interest Rates
as low as 4.25%


'2005
Nissan
Altima
Just
19,000
MILES!


0 Down 386/mo


0 Down '01 Cadillac deVille 0 Down '99 Mercedes E430
$349/mo It's ALL CADILLAC! $426/mo "E" Class All the Way!


Manager's

Specials*..
Buy either of these two specials this week with
MO MONEY DOWN and we'll give you
UP TO S2000 Cash
Back to Buyer?
B.,.:.... W* 1 ,- 2000 GMC
SSierra SLT
J 4 door.
....Leather.
i Loaded!
i T $0 Down
-$257/month
AND $1000
cash back
to buyer!
2001
Lincoln
Continental
24,000
Miles!!!!
$0 Down
$359/mo.
AND
$2000 cash back to buyer!


0 Down '00 Acura 3.2TL
$315/mo Leather. Sunroof.


it's Tax Time!

Bring in proof of

your income tax

refund and

DRIVE

AWAY


TODAY!

We have several

trade-ins priced

as low as $1000!


0 Down '99 Dodge Dakota 0 Down '2000 Lexus GS300 0 Down '2000 Dodge Durango
$1 75/mo Sport. Extended Cab '388/mo Sunroof! Leather! $272/mo SLT. Silver


0 Down
$299/mo


'04 Pontiac
Grand Prix GT


0 Down
$359/mo


'99 Lincoln Navigator 0 Down '01 Infiniti QX4 0 Down '02 Sedona Minivan
Just 68,000 miles! *399/mo Leather. Sunroof $272/mo Sunroof. Leather.


0 Down '02 Ford F150
$395/mo Lariat. Crew Cab. Black!


0 Down '02 Lincoln LS 0 Down.
$339/mo Silver! $245/mo


'02 Chevy Impala
Nearly New Family Car!


0 Down
$175/mo


'99 Isuzu Rodeo
SUV


0 Down
$291/mo


'99 Chevy Tahoe
Leather. 3rd seat.


Direct Automotive Wholesale
403 W. Jefferson (Hwy 90) 3 Blocks West of Square, Next to Dollar General Open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 9-7; Sat. 9 -6 p.m. Closed.Sundays
850-627-8448


Zero Down. 6% interest. 60 months. With Approved Credit


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