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VOLUME 105, NUMBER 8/20 PAGES 2 SECTIONSs/QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351 FIFTY CENTS
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New school


*1.5 M over


budget

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Even before one shovel of dirt is
turned, school officials were told
Monday that they need to trim $1.5
million from West Gadsden High
School to meet the $16 million
budget planned for the school. They
are also on a very, very tight sched-
ule. Already one week behind,
board members said it would take
until next Tuesday to come up with
ways to cut.
Board members offered to cut
costs by foregoing a completely
level parking lot and opting instead
for one on several levels to avoid
the costly dirt moving,
If all goes well and if there are no
extended delays, work should begin
on May 2, 2005. "The school will
be substantially completed by July
7, 2006. We don't have a lot of time
to complete our documents," said
architect Gregg Kelley. He said that
the Department of Environmental
Protection is backed up currently
with applications and it has 30 days
'to respond to applications whether
it take that amount of time or not.
Added to the problem, according to
Kelley, is that only one person is
See SCHOOL on Page 7


Andrew Romeo
Johnson and his
attorney, Judy
Hall, listen as the
guilty verdict
was returned in a
Gadsden County
trial this past
week. The two
were back in court
today to hear the
sentence. Members
of Pete's family
asked the court to
keep Johnson in
prison for the rest
of his natural life.


Photo by Byron
Spires


Life!


Johnson convicted of murder


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
It took a Gadsden County jury less
than an hour last Wednesday to find
48-year-old Andrew Romeo Johnson
guilty of second degree murder in the
death of 53-year-old Jerome Pete in
December of 2003.
Yesterday, he was sentenced to life in
prison by Circuit Judge William L.
Gary.
See VERDICT on Page 7


Bones are




human,




Sheriff says


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Human skeletal remains were
found near Greensboro off the Flat
Creek Road in a wooded area Mon-
day afternoon.
Doyle Earnest of Tallahassee was
planting potatoes in his garden
when he became curious about what
he had been seeing for more than a
week and thought ., -
a rock.
"He saw it last v. ec L:
when he was out here
in the garden. NLMTn-
day he decided to ai l,-e
a closer look andl I. l-
ized it was a human
skull," said Lt. Shel-
don Turner ot! ilc
Gadsden CO-uiL',
Sheriff's cltlce
Earnest also t:tiiid
other bones, 1.lii h
appeared to him i,.. -,
human, near the Late Monday and
into Tuesday and GCSO Inves
Wednesday law Special Agen
enforcement officers where the b(
from the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, State Fire Marshal's
office and recruits from the Pat
Thomas Law Enforcement Acad-
emy along with GCSO carefully
combed the woods surrounding the
site for more clues. So far, they have
recovered a man's wrist watch and a
set of dentures in the area.
Lt. Joe Steadman of the State Fire
Marshal's office said the search is a
joint-agencies effort to bring as
much expertise to the case as possi-


ble. "That way all resources are
available on-site," he said. "It is a
very tedious process and we want to
be thorough." The searchers are
looking, for more bone mass and
clothing but most of the body has
been located.
The Fire Marshal's office was
brought in to help investigate a sus-
picious fire in April 2004, when fire


Photo by Alice DuPont
stigator Sheldon Turner and FDLE
it Barb McGraw rake the site
nes were found.
burned six acres. Found among the
scrub pines was a Pontiac Grand
Am, but that was all until Monday
afternoon.
"We had a car fire out there on
April 24, 2004 and it appeared the
car had been stolen. It had two
license plates and both came back
with no information. We checked
the VIN number and traced it back
to Louisville, KY," Sheriff Morris
See SKELETON on page 7


Jesus Christ Superstar at QMT


"Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at The Quincy
Music Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 for
two weekends of performances.
Curtain time is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Satur-
day, Feb. 25 26 and March 4 5 and 3 p.m. for
the Sunday matinees on Feb. 27 and March 6.
This first masterpiece from the legendary writ-
ing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber,
is as relevant and as timeless as ever.
This magnificent new production has the
instantly recognizable score including "I Don't
Know How To Love Him," "Hosanna," "Every-
thing's Alright," "What's the Buzz" and the awe-
inspiring "Superstar."
The production opened in London on Aug. 9,
1972. By the time it closed, after some eight years
and 3,358 performances, it had become the


longest running musical in West End history. This
show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.


Eric Hurst is the director for this Quincy Music
Theatre production with music direction by
Kevin Goodson and choreography by David
Jones.
There is a cast of 49 and a 10-piece orchestra
representing actors and musicians from around
the entire Gadsden and Leon County area.
Reservations can be made by telephoning the
theatre box office at 875-9444 or using the QMT
website at qmtonline.com. Please leave a mes-
sage if the box office is not open and you will be
contacted promptly.
Ticket prices with reservations are $12 for
adults, $11 for seniors (55 up) and $8 for stu-
dents. Prices are $1 more at the door the day of
the performance. Reservations are suggested for
all performances to ensure the best seats.


Black history fest,


parade Saturday


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The annual Black History Parade
and Festival will be held Saturday.
The parade will line up at the corner
of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and
South Stewart Street at 10 a.m. The
parade will begin at 11 a.m. Parade
organizers are expecting over 100
walking units, floats, and marching
bands. Organizations, individuals
and families can still participate in
the parade. The must, however, be at
the starting point no later than 10
a.m.
The parade route is as follows:
north on Stewart Street to Crawford
Street, east on Crawford Street to
South Adams where the parade will
disband at the former jail. This
year's honorary Grand Marshal is
Roy Moore, store director of the
Quincy IGA supermarket.
"It's quite an honor to be selected
as the Grand Marshal. This parade
and festival has a long and illustri-
ous past and I'm so proud to be a
part of this celebration," Moore


said.
The theme for this year's event is
"Celebrating Our Past, Empowering
Our Present, Enhancing Our Future"
according to Gwen Powell Robin-
son, one of the organizers.
Immediately following the parade,
at approximately 12 noon, all activ-
ity will move to the Courthouse
Square for the annual Gospelfest.
"We will have various food vendors
with food for sale and we're hoping
that some of the marching bands
will be able to stay and perform as
well. As in the past we will have
something for the children such as
games and the ball machines," said
Powell-Robinson. While it is too
late for vendors who want to sell
products to get in on the festival,
organizations that wish to distribute
literature on issues that affect the
general public are encouraged to set
up tables. "If they want to set up
information tables or booth, they
should call me at 875-1446. For
other information, particularly about
the parade, call Anthony Powell at
875-4643," Powell-Robinson said.


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Coach "D" speaks to EGHS 9th graders about life and doing their
best. Photo by Byron Spires

Coach "D" motivates students


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Several county schools played
host to author and motivational
speaker Darrell "Coach D"
Andrews and his dancing quartet
"Squad D" Friday and Saturday.
"Squad D" entertained the ninth
graders at East Gadsden High
School Friday morning with the
intricate hip hop dancing accentu-
ated by gravity-defying dips, twists,
turns and contortions. Some of the
students danced a little in the
bleachers showing their version of
moves made by "Squad D."
Andrews interjected a little reli-
gion before beginning his message.
"We came here to give God the
glory and you can't give Him any
glory if you're scared. If you're
scared then sit down and be quiet,"
he said as students rose to their feet
and began clapping and shouting.
The message that administrators
and faculty wanted the students to
walk away with was confidence that
they could pass the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test next week
if they set their sights on high goals
and believed in themselves.


Andrews told the students that he
was a child of poverty, born to a
mother with an eighth grade educa-
tion and a father who placed party-
ing before parenting. "We lived in
every project in Syracuse, NY and
the family was poor," he said. Using
that example he told students that he
knew some of their lives had been
difficult, but, he said, "You can't do
anything about your past but you
can do everything about your


Derria Milton


future."
He told the students that he
believes in the motto of Superinten-
dent of Schools Reginald. James


QuincyFest planned for May 14


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

QuincyFest is back on the draw-
ing board and headed to a down-
town near you.
"We are planning an all day
event Saturday, May 14," Quin-
cyFest chairperson Alice DuPont
told Quincy city commissioners
Tuesday night.
When questioned by the com-
missioners as to why May 14 was
chosen as the date, she replied that
one of the problems in the past had
been scheduling the festival around
football season. Having it in the
Spring she said would keep down
the number of conflicting dates.
DuPont said the event will be
called, QuincyFest Presents Blues
and Bar-B-Que.
The idea, she said, was to com-
bine regional talent with a Bar-B-
Que Cook-off.


QuincyFest which was a down-
town Fall festival that drew several
thousand people for a weekend ofi
music, arts and crafts --disbaided
nearly ten years ago. Over the past
few years discussions have started
about bringing the festival back to
Quincy. The Quincy City commis-
sioners made a commitment last
year to restart the festival.
DuPont said that the QuincyFest
committee is in the process of get-
ting sponsors and volunteers for the
event.
She added that starting as a Blues
and Bar-B-Que event would give
the city something to build on in the
future. "We want this to grow into a
two or three day festival," DuPont
said.
DuPont said that the committee
will be meeting in the city hall every
Monday at 6 p.m. should anyone
want to volunteer to help with the
event.


"No Excuses" and that they, too,
must adopt the same motto if they
are going to be successful in life.
"Point your finger at yourself and
say it's up to me," he told the stu-
dents. After repeating the phrase
several time he asked for two stu-
dent volunteers. Angela McGriff
was asked what she wanted to be
and she said a poet and a lawyer. "I
believe you can do it," he told her.
Another student, Gerrard Smith,
said he wanted to play in the NBA.
He said every student in the
gymnasium had what it takes to
make it inside of themselves. "You
can choose how high or how low
you go. But it will take determina-
tion, commitment and practice. The
same is true with this FCAT you are
about to take. You need to give this
test your best. Life is a test," he told
them.
Never standing still, Andrews
walked up and down the sidelines
like the "coach" he calls himself


Tremayne Munroe
cajoling, pleading, and promising
students that if they gave the best,
they would get the best. "Study
hard, practice the purpose of learn-
ing is so that you will have a better
life," he said.
Andews used his own personal
story as a motivating point. He said
he first went to college at Wagner
College in upstate New York but
was more interested in parties than
books and found himself out the
door after one year. He then took a
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job as a dishwasher. Andrews said that I had made history.. I was the
he knew there was a better life for first one in my family to receive a
him and with $24 in his pocket and college degree," he said.
all of his worldly possessions in five "Everything you're learning here
garbage bags he headed for Penn- is for your future. Show me your
sylvania where he wanted to enroll friends and I'll show you your
at Chaney (PA) State. Because of future. Associate with people who
his determination, Andrews said he want to be something. Go into this
found help with room and board and test and believe you can do it," he
college tuition. "Four years later I said, thrusting a clinched fist for-
walked across that stage knowing ward.


Outside, Tremayne Munroe
remembered what Andrews had to
say about believing in yourself, he
just couldn't remember his name. "I
know he said he was the only one in
his family to go to college," Munroe
said.
Of everything Andrews said, one
thing stuck in Derria Milton's mind:
"You can do it but it's up to you, is
all I remember."


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Two men arrested in gun bust


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Two Havana men, Reshad
McGriff of Bell Street and Laquinta
Perry of Carver Street, were arrested
in separate incidents following a
month long investigation by the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Depart-
ment Drug Unit with help from the
Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment and the Bureau of Alcohol
Tobacco and Firearms. Both men sold
handguns with their serial numbers
removed to undercover agents.
"The handgun sold by Perry was a
Hi-Point .45 caliber and the handgun
sold by McGriff was a Bryco-Arms.
380 caliber," said Inv. Jim Corder of
the Gadsden County Sheriff's office.
At the time of their arrests both men
were in possession of cocaine in the


crack and powder form as well as
marijuana.
Perry had nine baggies of powder
cocaine that were packaged for sale
and McGriff has crack cocaine and
marijuana packaged for sale, accord-
ing to Corder. Both men have been
charged with possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, removal of a
firearm serial number, and possession
with intent to distribute cocaine and
marijuana.. Perry was also wanted for
several violations of probation
charges.
Both men are convicted felons
with past convictions on drug viola-
tions.
Anyone with information regard-
ing suspicious or drug activity is
asked to call Corder at 875-8847 or
395-4138.


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Several RR crossings including tmis one on MLK Blvd will be closed
photo by Byron Spires

RR crossings in Quincy

to be temporarily closed


by Byron Spires
Times Staff Writer

Drivers beware!
Traffic flow around Quincy and
the surrounding area will be
stymied over the next few days as
CSX Railroad crews replace tracks.
The track crew started at Atwater
Road in the western part of the
county Tuesday morning replacing
track, and are due in Quincy as early
as Friday morning, Quincy Police


Chief Gerald McSwain said. They
will not replace track over the
weekend, but will start back up
Monday morning.
"The crews are expected to cover
about three miles a day replacing
tracks," Major Glenn Beach, of the
QPD said. The exact time the crews
will reach Quincy is unknown and
can only be estimated, he added.
Neil Eitson, Quincy's city engi-
neer, met with CSX officials who


said they would try and have the
intersections back open within five
to six hours of the new track being
laid.
However, Eitson warns that the
crews could have several roads
blocked off at a time as the crews
that worked to replace tracks could
outpace the intersection crews.
One interesting note about the
track replacement by CSX, accord-
ing to Beach: it is the city, county, or
state responsibility (depending on
the road the track crosses) to replace
where the road crosses the tracks
That is one reason tracks at Pat
Thomas Parkway and Highway 12
at Douglas City will not be replaced
at this time.
According to Eitson, the state
has requested additional money
from the legislature to upgrade both
crossings.
Both McSwain and Beach want
citizens to know that emergency
vehicles will still be able to operate
and recommend that drivers need-
ing to cross the railroad tracks dur-
ing the track replacement use either
Pat Thomas Parkway or High
Bridge Road (Adams Street).
McSwain said that each street
will be blocked off until the cross-
ing is replaced. In Quincy those
streets include Martin Luther King
Blvd., Cleveland, Shelfer and
Atlanta Streets.
The City of Gretna will also
have several streets blocked off
until the road over the intersections
can be replaced.
Eitson said that he understood
the track replacement would stop
before it reached the Midway area.


Teacher pay raises on hold


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It looks like it will be another
week before members of the Gads-
den Classroom Teachers Associa-
tion and the Gadsden Educational
Staff Professional Association learn
if they will get a pay raise this year.
The board heard from both groups
in separate meetings Monday night.
Speaking on behalf of the teach-
ers, union president Dwayne Ivory
said teachers are unhappy with the
Current circumstances. He said the.
system is top heavy with high paid
administrators which leaves little or
no money for teacher pay raises.
Ivory compared the county's hiring
practices with "putting water in a
bucket with holes." He said the
county continues to hire teachers
who will only stay a short time
while ignoring teachers who have
been here for years. "They keep
bringing in new people and they
keep going out," he said.
He questioned the district's
reporting tactics of teachers and
administrators. He said the county is


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still reporting that there are four
principals but that there are only two
high schools. And he said he has yet
to learn, even as union president,
how many teachers there are in the
county. "Sometimes its 412, some-
times its 434 and sometimes it 452,
which is it," he asked.
He said the board must realize
that if they are going to keep teach-
ers they have to give raises to show
teaches they are appreciated and to
give them some incentive to stay.
Paul Burdctte, Sr. service unit
executive director of the Big Bend
said the union wants to work with
the board and that they want to set-
tle the contract without bringing in a
federal mediator. "But," he said,
"it's time for the school board to pay
.the people who deliver the serv-
ices."
He said the school district has the
money, but that it's being spend on
too many schools. "You have too
many schools. You need to consoli-
date, and you can't keep transport-
ing people all over the county wher-
ever they want to go."


Burdette said that contrary to
what is said, the district is not in a
financial hole and can afford to give
teachers a pay raise this year.
Finance Director Jay Corbett said
the money simply isn't there for
raises. "The state recommends that
we keep seven percent in a rainy day
fund. Right now we're looking at
about one percent," he said. And
Corbett reported that student enroll-
ment is down and that means fewer
dollars are generated for the county.
"If student numbers go down
ever, thing else goes down. We've
decreased the number of students
but we had to hire more teachers,"
he said.
Ivory said that the board has
asked teachers to be accountable
Sand that other areas such as food
services and transportation are tens
of thousands of dollars in the hole
Sand are given a slap on the hand.
"We were over expenditures in
food services, it will not happen in
imy tenure. This will not happen
under my leadership," Superinten-
dent James said.


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Quincy ponders minority bid preference


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

What amount should be
allowed as a set-aside for minor-
ity contractors who bid for
Quincy city contracts?
Over the past several meetings
the issue has been discussed with
percentages ranging from ten to
twenty-five percent.
The set-aside would allow a
minority contractor-to bid on a
contract and be given preferential
treatment if they were within the
limits set by the commission.
The city currently has an ordi-
nance that limits the amount to
three percent.
City attorney Jack McLean,
told commissioners that he felt
that ten percent was the number
the commission could look at that
would not put them in jeopardy of
a lawsuit.
City utilities director Mo Cox
asked the commissioners how
they would handle a $1 million
contract if the ten percent minor-
ity set-aside was enforced. The
contract theoretically could be
awarded for $1.1 million -
$100,000 more based on the ten
percent ruling, Cox said.
McLean said that having the
policy did not mean that the com-
mission had to use it in every bid.
He added that the city has very
seldom used the current policy.
Commissioner Finley Cook
asked how the policy would
affect the city's budget. "I would
like to see what it would cost if
we fully activated this, what will
it cost if we implement this,"
Cook asked.
McLean responded that a fea-
sibility study would cost about
$18,000.
Commissioner Sherrie Taylor,
said her concerns were with local
businesses getting an opportunity
to bid on city contracts. "Too
many come in and take money
out," Taylor said.
Another concern voiced by
Cox was that the city's regular


bidders would not bid if they
knew that there was a ten percent
set-aside.
Taylor disagreed and said that
bidders would continue to bid if
they felt they had a 90 percent
chance of getting the bid. She
added that she wanted to "put
money back into this city".
No decision was made con-
cerning the set-aside for minori-
ties.
In other business the city's
utility bills were back for discus-,
sion.
Mayor Derrick Elias asked for
clarification concerning the input
of rates in the city's computer
system.
"Anyone have the capability to
change rates?" Elias asked.
City manager Willie Earl
Banks responded that someone
had the capability to change the
rates.
City finance director Neva
Reed explained that rate changes


were sent to the computer soft-
ware company in Denver to be
entered by their staff. She added
that she did not know how to
change the fixed rate.
Concerning the fuel adjust-
ment rate which changes
monthly, Reed said that one per-
son in the finance office was
responsible for changing that
rate.
A workshop to discuss the city
utility bills has been set for
March 9, at 5 p.m.
In an unrelated matter, OMI,'
the city's water and sewage facil-
ities operators for the past ten
years, and the City of Quincy
received two safety awards.
A Second place was awarded
by Florida Water Environmental
Association to the city and a First
place award from Florida Water
Pollution Control Operators
Association was also received by"
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PINIONS


By: .lice DuPoni


I am not a teacher and I don't
-know the new tricks of the educa-
tional trade.
ButlLast Friday was a very
interesting day to me. In the morn-
ing I went to East Gadsden High
School to cover an event that was
.billed as a motivational activity for
all of the ninth graders at the
school. When my colleague, Byron,
and I arrived the show was just get-
ting started.
"Squad D" a group of young
hip-hop dancers were on the floor.
They were full of energy and about
half of the students seemed inter-
ested. They looked to me as if they
should have been in somebody's
school on a Friday morning rather
than dancing. But then, I thought,
they probably are already out of
high school or college and just
looked young.
The lyrics they danced to were
non-offensive and some of the
tunes and chants had a liberal
sprinkling of hallelujahs and refer-
ences to God.
The speaker of the hour, "Coach
D" a.k.a. Darryl Andews, took the
microphone and pumped the stu-
dents up as much as a middle-aged
man who is riot an athlete or a rap-
per can pump up a bunch of 14-


and 15-year-old kids. They listened
as he talked mostly about his life
and how he preferred partying his
first year of college before he was
asked to leave. He went on the say
that after a stint of washing dishes
he realized that this was not the life
he wanted for himself.
About half way through the
motivational lecture "Coach D"
told the students that they could
pass the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) if they
believed in themselves.
Well, all that's true. You need a
certain amount of confidence if you
are going to take a test. But, before
you get all of that confidence you
need to have cracked some books
and studied. If your test taking
skills are poor, and mine are, you
need to get some help from people
who know all about test taking.
You see, confidence is a funny
thing. I have found that I have a lot
more confidence when I know what
I'm talking about than I do when
I'm trying to wing it.
The same holds true probably
for those students who will take the
FCAT next week. The ones who
have paid attention to teachers,
attended after school study ses-
sions, and who have prepared for


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Tomatoes discussed

Dear Editor:

Clarence Lewis, former Gretna
mayor, made some remarks about
the tomato industry at the February
15 County 'Commission meeting.
His remarks were off-based, biased,
and slanderous in nature. He has no
idea what the tomato industry does
or does not do in Gadsden County.
Only twenty percent of the toma-
toes packed in Gadsden County are
actually grown in the county. The
rest are grown in the counties of
Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, Suwan-
nee and various counties in South
Georgia. I guess Mr. Lewis should
expand his argument that the tomato
industry is killing most of the Big
Bend and South Georgia. In addi-
-tion, he should include the twenty-
Sthree counties in South Florida that
also grow tomatoes.
All of the activities of the tomato
farmers are carefully monitored by
various state and federal agencies.
These activities include the plant-
ing, growing, spraying, and process-
ing of these crops. Most of the
chemicals sprayed on the tomato
crops in the area are fourth genera-
tion chemicals. This means that they
are harmless to humans. Some of
these chemicals used cost as much
as two hundred dollars an ounce.
Therefore, spraying is only done
when it is deemed absolutely neces-
sary, because of the high costs.
I am the general manager of
Gadsden Tomato, Quincy Tomato,
and High Hope Farms. I would like
to invite Mr. Lewis and any other
concerned citizens to take a com-
plete, personal tour before making
such slanderous comments in a pub-
lic forum.

Graves Williams

Thanks commissioners

Dear Editor,


I would like to take a moment to
thank the Mayor and the other City
Commissioner's for stepping up to
the plate and paying a bill that I had
incurred due to an incompetent
employee.
Special thanks to Chief McSwain
with the Quincy Police Department
for taking charge and walking me
through the process that the City
Manager dropped the ball on.

Bobby Owens

Questions motives

Dear Editor:

I'm not sure if you'll publish this
letter or not but I just had to write it
for my own "peace of mind".
Does Tallahassee Orthopedic
Center have a monopoly on ortho-
pedic care in and around this area?
I broke my leg in 2000 and was
sent to TOC by Calhoun Co. Hospi-
tal. I wasn't satisfied with the cour-
tesy (or should I say lack of cour-
tesy) I received from the staff at
TOC at that time. It hasn't changed
obviously!
I was then and still am on Medic-
aid because I receive disability, I'm


the test will have far more confi-
dence Monday than the student
who has waited until this week to
prepare.
Several times during the day I
thought about motivation vs. prepa-
ration. Both are important but I
give a little more weight to prepa-
ration.
And speaking of preparation.
When I got home Friday afternoon,
I settled in to watch the news on
WCTV. You can imagine my sur-
prise when I saw two of our best
teachers in Jefferson County
preparing those students for the
FCAT.
This is my take on what hap-
pened Friday. If I am wrong, I wish
someone out there would tell me
and I will be the first to apologize.
Some Gadsden County students,
who have some of the worse test
scores in Florida are sitting in a
gymnasium one week before the
FCAT, watching kids dance, listen-
ing to a speaker talk about how he
grew up in housing projects in New
York, made a few stumbles in life,
straightened himself out and now
lives comfortably in California with
his wife and three kids.
This, while students sit in our
classes needing the kind of help
that is begin given to children else-
where. There is nothing wrong with
helping people, but we are not in a
position to help anyone until all of
our children are passing these
required tests.
It's fine to spread educational
charity, but it should begin at home.

a below the knee amputee (since
1988). I don't know if my "medical
coverage" had anything to do with
their "friendliness".
NI son-in-lja fell MNonday AM\
''. i le a I. ing I I.\1 ork \\'e to'ok
him to Quincy Hospital where they
took x-rays and suspected a broken
ankle so they put a "makeshift tem-
porary ace-bandage cast" on him
and referred him to TOC.
This was Monday AM, it's now
Wednesday PM (2/09/05) and he
has yet to see someone about it. He
has an outstanding bill with TOC so
they refuse to see him.
We called 211 Medical Help
Line who gave us the number for
the "We Care Program". They gave
us some numbers. Guess who these
numbers are associated with? That's
right, TOC, so he's still basically
"screwed".
We are like so many other
"below poverty" families in Gads-
den County so we don't have the
money for the past-due bill, if we
had it we would pay it, but we don't
have it because my son-in-law can't
go back to work until he can get
some help!
What I want to know is this,
What is the Hippocratic Oath, did
the doctors at TOC take it? Obvi-
ously not!
I guess the oath means nothing to
some doctors who are only inter-
ested in "material things" instead of
people, whether they are rich or like
so many of our people in the United
States today, if you don't have the
money, you're nothing.
I'm sorry we're not financially
rich, but we are rich in compassion
for our fellowman!
God help the "poor, material"
people of this world!

Robin E. Barfield


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It happens to you when you
cross that 50 year mark. That big
question hits you square in the
face. What have I done, what have
I accomplished and why the heck
am I so average? You know what
I'm talking about.
The two cars, a garage, remem-
ber the whole middle American
dream?
Why, you may say, have I not
saved the world or seen my name
up in bright lights.
You know what I'm talking
about, the dreams you had as a
child growing up of being the next
Elvis Presley or Steve McQueen.
Never made it did you? Well,
neither did I, but I'm one up on
you, I have an excuse.
I found my reason for medioc-
rity in the back pages of my 1969
James A. Shanks annual.
I was just a mere junior in high
school when it happened, but I
didn't find it until 32 years later.
Recently I decided to clean
another closet out.
Laying on the top of a shelf I
found the old pale blue "69"
annual.
It lay among a group of other
old books I have been saving. I
have all of my high school annu-
als, but for some reason this one


had been packed away in another
stack of books and stuck in the
back of the closet.
I was hooked, I mean I had to
sit down and look through the
annual. What is the purpose of
finding something you haven't
seen in 15-20 years if you can't
take a few minutes and look at-it.
Besides, I can always clean out
the closet tomorrow.
I couldn't help it I was drawn
to those old pages of pictures of
my high school days.
"Yea, they're still married--
I'm not--wonder what they had, I
didn't", I thought as I gleaned
over the glossy pages of students'
pictures.
Oh, I remembered most of
them, but it was the back of the
book that would draw most of my
attention. "I had a good
time last night"-signed-well,
I better not tell you to protect the
innocent.
Hmmmmm. I wonder what
happened.
Another consequence of turning
50-a bad memory.
Then one notation jumped off
the page at me.
"Byron, may you always be
average," signed 01' Coach.
There it was scribbled across


Photos by Byron Spires


Graceful


flight

Seagulls were out in force
last weekend at Lake Ella
in Tallahassee. A light
wind made for a graceful
glide for one bird above,
shown skimming across the
rippling water Two birds,
left are caught as they take

off for another flurry of
flight around the lake.


Alternative commute options available


High gas prices have Big Bend
residents searching for financial
relief
Throughout the past year gas
prices have risen considerably,
promoting residents of the Big
Bend region to search for eco-
nomic relief. Average retail price
of regular gasoline has risen from
$1.66 per gallon in Feb. 2004 to
$1.93 per gallon in Feb. 2005, an
increase of 27.
Work commuters may be hit
hardest, especially those traveling
long distances. One definite way


for residents to save money on
gasoline is to carpool or vanpool.
Commuter Services of North
Florida offers car- and vanpooling
services specific to the commu-
nity. This involves sharing a ride
with one or more commuters to
save money, while offering a sim-
ple solution to the probelms of
traffic congestion and air pollu-
tion.
The first step is to complete a
ridematch request form, which
can be done over the phone by
calling 1-888-454-RIDE, or


online by visiting www.com-
muterservices.org. Once com-
pleted, the user will receive a list
of neighbors and co-workers who
are also interested in pooling.
Contact is by work phone and
address only. There is no obliga-
tion to use the list once it is
received.
Commuter Services of North
Florida is run and operated out of
the Marketing Institute at Florida
State University and funded by
the Florida Department of Trans-
portation.


4 February 24, 2005


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the page, the reason and most
importantly, my excuse for being
just average-I had been hexed by
01' Coach.
What a relief.
All of this time I thought it was
me, but thankfully now I have
someone to blame for all of my
misfortune.
Finally the pressure is off.
Now I know why.
My very existence has been
explained.
After all of these years I have
struggled to accomplish something
important, I barely managed to be
just what 01' Coach said I'd be, an
average guy.
I'm not complaining, being
average, mind you, it is not a bad
thing. There are a lot of average
guys and ladies out there and I'm
proud to be one.
Granted it wasn't exactly what I
had started out to accomplish. But
as my Mother always said, it could
always be worse.
She is right by the way, it could
have been worse in a lot of ways.
I'm just thankful that 01'
Coach didn't write 'May you
always be below average' in my
annual.
It would have been a lot easier
for me to have reached that expec-
tation. I guess 01' Coach knew
what he was doing when he chal-
lenged me to a life of being aver-
age.
Thanks 01' Coach where ever
you are.
Well, I got mine.
Now what is your excuse?








Gadsden County Times February 24, 2005 5


East Gadsden JROTC

wins FAMU meet
East Gadsden High School's JROTC drill team won
the first-place overall trophy for the second consecutive
year'at the Third Annual Pershing Rifle Drill competi-
tion held at FAMU on January 26.
Under the leadership of instructors MSG Jerome A.
Kerrison and SFC Michael Williams, East Gadsden
dominated the eight-school competition, winning two
first-place trophies, five second-place trophies, and one
third-place trophy. The male Color Guard, commanded
by C/CPT Raymond Grant, won first place, as did the
male Armed Squad Regulation, commanded by C/CPT
Kenneth Bouie.
This year's drill team is comprised of many freshmen
and first year cadets to JROTC. Several of the new
cadets doing an outstanding job are Jacquelin Grant,
Jovon Ford, Amilcar Quintanilla, Gary Russ, Marvin


Wright, Brian Clary, Nemessis Diaz, Jaleesa Kemp,
Shamekia Hills, and Jena Carter. The cadets performed
an average of four events per competition.
MSG Kerrison stated, "The overall team'performance
was outstanding, but we still have a lot of work to do to
perform at the highest level against the best teams."
The drill team is working hard to prepare for a busy
two months, beginning at Chipley High School Feb. 5th,
the Area Two Regional Drill meet in Perry on Feb. 26,
the State Drill meet in Lakeland on March 12, and all
events culminating at the Eastern Region National Drill
meet in Landover, MD, on March 19. There are only
two schools in the state of Florida that will be attending
the meet in Maryland: East, Gadsden High School and
Miami Norlands.
In order to participate in the State and National com-
petitions, the drill team is currently raising money to pay
for travel, food, and lodging' expenses. If you are inter-
ested in helping support the program in this endeavor
financially and/or in-kind services, please contact the
school's JROTC at850-539-2882/2861.


24th Annual Legislative Reception March 8 Super Class
The Tallahassee-Tuskegee Conference of Black Elected Offi- Reunion meeting
Alumni Club will sponsor the cials.


Annual Legislative Reception. The
reception will be Tuesday, March
8, the opening date of the 2005
Legislative session, at the Holiday
Inn Capital View East Veranda
Ballroom, 1355 Apalachee Park-
way. at 7:30 p.m. Srcpial iuest'.
will be members of the Florida


The proceeds from the reception
will benefit the General Scholar-
ship Fund, Tuskegee University,
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Cost
for the reception is $15 per person.
Tickets will be available for pur-
,cha~l- a the door. For more infor-
mation call 8-47-1195.


Caregiver support groups to meet in Gadsden County


If you are caring for a loved one
with a disability, you are facing
problems that many in your situa-
tion are also' facing. Caregivers are
a very special breed of people and
they need their own form of nurtur-
ing.
For this reason, caregiver sup-
port group meetings for Gadsden
County residents are going to be
held twice-monthly at the Quincy
public library, 341 E. Jefferson St.
Beginning Tuesday, March 1 and
continuing every 1st and 3rd Tues-
day of each month caregivers are
invited to meet to share problems,
concerns and support. The sessions
are to be brown bag meetings and
will start at 12 noon. They usually
last about an hour. The support
groups are a joint venture of the'
Gadsden County Senior Center, the
Area Agency on Aging, Tallahassee
and the Center for the Study of
Senior Stress, Tallahassee. They
will be facilitated by Mike Miller of
the Center for the Study of Senior


Stress.
Why participate in a support
group? You will learn how to take
better care of yourself, how to bet-
ter take care of your loved one, how
to deal with day-to-day stress and
about the latest technologies avail-
able. Above all, you will learn that'
you are not alone. You will be
amazed to find out that other care-
givers are going through the same
things as you and that they face the
same problems as you.
The meetings are avery informal
and unstructured. There are no costs
to you no dues or fees. You are
encouraged to ask any question to
share any thoughts.
If you are a caregiver, do your-
self a favor. Drop by one of the
meetings and see for yourself. It
will be the best thing you do all
year. Remember, you are not alone.
For further information, call the
Senior Center at 627-2223, the Area
Agency on Aging at 850-488-0055,
or Mike Miller at 850-386-2342.


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Members of the Carter-Par-
ramore classes of 1956-1970 will
meet at Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church in the Bower/Gainey Fel-
lowship Hall Sunday, Feb. 28 at 6
p.m. to continue planning events for
the 2005 Super Class Reunion
The second new letter outlining
the dates, places, times, prices and
deadline for all monies to be paid
have been mailed. If you did not
receive a newsletter or would like
further information please contact
your class secretary or Mary Banks
McLeroy at 627-8740 or Emma
Hall Gunn at 627-7715. Please
attend, your input is important.

Annual spring arts

and crafts show

The Society of Arts and Crafts
presents their 38th Annual Spring
Show and Sale March 12, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., at Dorothy Oven Park, 3205
Thomasville Rd in' Tallahassee.
Door prizes will be drawn. Sta-
ples and canned foods will be col-
lected at the show for charity. For
more information contact Betty
Rawsthorne at 539-9537.


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Attention JASH
Class of 1996

Keeping in touch has been hard.
Old friends move, change phone
numbers and change last names, but
now is the time to reunite. Organi-
zational meetings for the 1996
graduating classes of James A.
Shanks High and Gadsden Techni-
cal Institute have been planned for
the last Sunday of each month to
prepare for our 10th year reunion.
Committees are forming to help
organize and coordinate a reunion
for the summer of.2006. All mem-
bers are encouraged to attend these
meetings to make this reunion
something to brag about. You
worked hard to graduate, this is
your reunion, so let your voice be
heard. The next meeting is 4:00
p.m., February 27 at Crossroad
Academy. We look forward to see-
ing you there. For more informa-
tion, please feel free to contact
Octavius Jackson at 627-6077.

JAS class of 1997

The James A. Shanks class of
1997 will hold a meeting on Sun-
day, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. at Joan's. All
members are asked to attend. Any
questions please contact Kenya
Miller-Ray at 627-2599 or Keysha
Williams at 856-9289.


JAS class of 1985,

The James A. Shanks High
School class of 1985 will have a
class meeting on Sunday, Feb. 27,at
4 p.m. at Quincy City Hall. 20th
reunion plans are being finalized
and all classmates are asked to
attend. For more information please
contact Shelia Thomas at 850-875-
4934.


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What are the five
most important
things government
should do for
people in the USA?

Gadsden Democrats want to get more
young people involved in voting and
making wise choices. The Gadsden
Democratic Executive Committee
(DEC) is offering five $100 cash
prizes for the five best statements
answering the above question. This
contest is open to Gadsden County
residents who are at least 15 years old
but are under the age of 19.
Statements must show 'the name,
home address and birth-date of the
contestant and must be, sent in writing
to Democratic Contest, c/o Gadsden
County Times, P.O. Box 790, Quincy,
FL 32353. Statements must be
received at the foregoing address
before 3 pm on April 29, 2005.
Decisions of the Gadsden DEC are
final. Children, grandchildren, nieces
and nephews of members of the
Gadsden DEC are not eligible to
enter this contest.


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Free memory screening at Magnolia House


Are you concerned about memory
loss? Attend a free memory screening
clinic Tuesday, March 1 from 10 a.m
to 4 p.m. at Magnolia House Assisted
Living, 1125 Strong Rd in Quincy.
You should be screened for mem-
ory problems if your memory loss
interferes with daily activities, causes
you to avoid specific tasks, hobbies
or social events, is noticed by those
close to you or seems to be getting
worse.
While everyone has trouble
remembering things at times, espe-
cially as we get older, sometimes
memory problems are not simply


signs of normal aging. Memory loss
that interferes with your ability to
carry out tasks at work or at home can
signal illnesses or conditions that
should be identified and treated.
The test being offered at the
screening consists of a series of ques-
tions and tasks, and, takes about 20
minutes to complete. Taking this test
can help determine whether memory
problems are just signs of normal
aging or due to a condition that
should be identified and treated.
Call 850-875-1334 to make your
memory screening appointment
today.


Pre-K public forum planned for today


The recently passed Voluntary
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (VUPK)
bill has been presented with several
questions and concerns from the
local communities. The Early Learn-
ing Coalition (ELC), serving Gads-
den and Leon, will be holding a pub-
lic forum for all providers in Gads-
den and Leon counties interested in
learning more about the program
that passed on Jan. 3. This program
becomes effective at the start of the
2005-06 school year.


The agenda will include an
overview of the bill, networking
with fellow providers and a question
and answer session. Any center
interested in providing the VUPK
program is highly encouraged to
attend this meeting Thursday, Feb.
24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Big Bend
Workforce building, 1140 W. Clark
St, Quincy.
Please RSVP to the Coalition if
you plan to attend: 850-414-6085
ext. 317.


Livestock Steer and Market Swine show


The West Florida Livestock Steer
and Market Swine Show will be held
March 2 and 3 at the William Inman
Agricultural Center in Quincy.
The show animals will arrive on
Wednesday. There will be a 4-H
Judging Contest starting at 6 p.m.
with youth from surrounding area
counties participating. The Swine
Show will be Thursday at 9 a.m. and
the Steer Show will be at 1 p.m.
There will be thirty to forty animals
in the shows.
An old fashion barbeque supper
will be served to the public Thursday
at 5:30 p.m. at the Ag. Center. Plates


are $5 for adults and $3for children.
Carry out plates will be available.
The awards presentation wil
begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the
auction of animals around 7 p.m.
The pig scramble for kids under 8
years old will be held following the
auction. Registration and release
forms for the scramble are available
at the pavilion and must be signed
by parents before 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday. If you have questions
regarding the show, please call 875-
7255.
The public is invited to come out
and enjoy this great youth event.


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I Sheriff's Dept. and the Decatur County Sheriffs
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If you would like to share news about your church's
Activities you may submit news and photos to
Gadsden gctimes@comcast.net. Church news items are free of
Charge, but must be submitted by 9 a.m. Monday for
County that week's issue. Information may also be faxed to us
Tim at 627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S. Madison,
mes Quincy.

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James, McGriff, Young to be honored Tallahassee Boys


The new board of directors of Big Bend Hospice at the Dr. Fre
and Betty Butler House in Quincy. Board members left to righ
Linda Knetsch, Janice Lines, Tina Milam, Sharon Martaello, Davi
Rittman, Tammy Pope, CEO John Mcelligott, Willard Rudd, Wand
Berburich, and Jeanie Gunn. For information about Big Bend Hos
pice or the Butler House please call 875-2925.


Richardson Black Gadsden County


History speaker
St. Paul PB Church in Gretna
will be celebrating Black. His-
tory on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 11
a.m. The guest messenger will
be Elder Fert Richardson of
Suwanee, GA. He is the pastor
of Suwanee Parish United
Methodist Church. Elder
Richardson was born and raised
in Havana. He is married to
Lutricia Wright-Richardson and
they have four children. Pastor
Daniel Williams and the St. Paul
church family are inviting
everyone to worship with them
on this great occasion.

Mid-week midday
service
Each Wednesday at noon,
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church
on Pat Thomas Pkwy has prayer
and worship service. Everyone
is invited. Elder Ester Watson,
pastor.

Quincy Choir
Union II
New Bethel AME Church
will be the host church for
Quincy Choir Union II, Sunday
Feb. 27 at 2:45 p.m. The public
is invited.


Youth Christian
Coalition
All area youth are invited to
become members of the Gads-,
den County Youth Christiain
Coalition, which is a Christian-
based organization formed to
draw youth to Christ and allow
them the opportunities to
express themselves through their
gifts of playing instruments,
writing, dancing, singing, act-
ing, stepping, drilling, and
words.
If you are tired of your child's
mind being the devir's play-
Srou nd and de sire spiritual guid-
ance that provides excitement
and joy, don't miss this opportu-
nity to be part of a great pro-
gram. For more information
please contact Evangelist Kim-
berly Crews or Deacon Charles
Crews at 850-627-0474.


Shiloh PB Black
History Program
Shiloh Primitive Baptist
Church annual Black History
worship service will be Sunday,
Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Dr. Cyneetha
Strong is the speaker. Everyone
is invited to fellowship. Elder
Ester Watson, pastor.


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Western Florida

COGIC Women's
Convention
The Western Florida Church
of God in Christ State Women's
S Convention is coming to Talla-
hassee for the first time since
S 1996. The convention travels
[a throughout the state and is
attended by hundreds of dele-
gates.
gates.


Special guests at the Feb. 28
- March 4 meeting include Juris-
dictional Bishop Harvey D.
Bryan, International Supervisor
of Women Mother Willie Mae
Rivers and many others. Ser-
vices will be held at Watson
Temple Institutional Church of
God in Christ, 665 Brevard St.
Daily services will begin at 10
a.m. and evening services at
7:30 p.m. For more information
call 850-224-0646.

II Corinthians
Birthday celebration
II Corinthians Ministry, Inc.
(Shiloh Community) is having a
birthday celebration for Pastor
Rosilyn Walker-Copeland Feb.
23-25 at 7:30 nightly. Featured
witlb'e New:,Jenisalem Church.
of God, Pastor Willis L. Rain on
Feb. 23; St. Peter Apostolic,
Pastor Battle on Feb. 24; and
God's D.A.R.E. Ministry,
Prophetess Debra Wooden on
Feb. 25.
For more information please
contact Patsy Henry at 850-875-
4497 Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. The church is located
at 91 Serenity Lane in Quincy.


The Mayflower African Epis-
copal Church, 1148 Jamieson
Rd, Havana, will celebrate its
annual Senior Choir anniversary
on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.
This worship experience will
commemorate the lifelong con-
tributions of local African-
Americans Reginald C. James,
Superintendent of the Gadsden
County schools, Rosa McGriff,
devoted homemaker, and Morris
Young, Sheriff of Gadsden
County. These ordinary individ-
uals who have lived extraordi-
nary lives will be the recipients
of the Mayflower Community
Award.
The Rev. Michael Hunter, a
native son of the soil, will be the
guest speaker. The theme is:
Remembering the Past, Living
the Present, Preparing for the


Future. Pastor Michael Perry
recognizes the Gadsden County
community's increased aware-
ness of the numerous contribu-
tions made by African-Ameri-
cans in this local area. "We are
proud of our heritage, remem-
bering that in the midst of strug-
gle there is strength. Our fore-
parents built their hope on
believing that things won't be
this way always. Likewise, we
must build a present society so
strong that it will be conductive
to the growth and facilitating of
unborn generations fostering a
continued legacy of progressive
contribution."
The public is cordially invited
to share in this celebration with
visiting choirs, soloists, liturgi-
cal dancers, program partici-
pants and special worshippers.


FountainHead AME Holy Community
Black History Church revival


The members of Fountain-
Head AME Church invite the
public to join them Feb. 27 at 5
p.m. for the annual Black His-
tory program. Guest speaker is
Elder Al Rivers, Jr. from Talla-
hassee. Attendees are encour-
aged to wear African attire. For
more information please contact
the church at 856-8015.
March 5 at 7 p.m. will be fel-
lowship service with St.
Stephens PB Church and Elder
Harry Cloud,,,j ;q, public ,,
invited. The churches located at
232 J&J Lane, Mt. Pleasant;
Rev. Debra Love, pastor.


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Bethlehem Church of God in Christ :
IT'S TIME FORA CHANGE ..
Crime, crime and more crime. Violence, violence and more
violence. We say we know the crime stopper, then why don't we
report to him? His name is Jesus. The cause is sin. What can wash
away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me
whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. We need to realize
that criminals don't want to commit theses crimes. Satan has them
in bondage. They need our prayers and mustard seed faith. These
;bank robbing, drug, divorce, hatred, unfaithful to God and disobedient to God mountains lack
of studying God's word. Unthankful, unholy and disobedient mountains, all of the little
termites in the heart, we can't see. God's eyes are in every place beholding the evil and the
good. We need to'get to know the crime stopper and report all the crimes to him like the woman
at the well. Meet him first ourselves, then introduce the criminals to Jesus. Matthew 7:7 states
if ye abide in me and let my word abide in you, you can ask whatever ye will. If we don't doubt
in our heart, not the criminals in our heart, we can have what soever we ask. Can Jesus lie?
Before one jot or tittle shall fail, heaven and earth will pass away. It's time for a change. It's
time we find our place in the Master's vineyard and work while it is day. What is the mission
of the church? Is it not soul saving? In the scriptures of St. Luke it states the Lord increases our
faith. St. Mark 9:23-24 asks the Lord to help my unbelief. Jesus is a very present help in our
time of need. We need him now more than ever before. Seek the Lord while he can be found
and call him while he is near. In times of disasters we may not have a chance. It's time for a
change. God is still in control.
Evangelist Florence M. Bradwell


Holy Community Church
will hold revival Feb. 23-25 at
7:30 p.m. nightly with Apostle
Israel Jones, Sr. from Conyers,
GA. The church is located sat
24450 Blue Star Hwy in Quincy,
Pastor Neather Shaw, 850-385-
1099.

Antioch MB

Appreciation
Appreciation program for
Rev. Arthui Friindn \ ill be held
at Antioch li.sionaL' Baptist
Church on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3
p.m. Family, classmates and the
public are invited. Dinner will
be served.


In Loving
Memory of
Your Birthday

Tarwin

"Tiga"

Knight
02/25/1979
04/19/2003


at Mayflower African Episcopal


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"',oi )ou to love thic while heit ltue, and motuWiLjoi trichI /its' dead.
It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief"

"I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked this wide world over, in my search for teachers true.
And fioin the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love,
Not think the labor in vain, nor hate Me
When 1 come to call and take him back again?"

I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
For all the joy Thy dhild shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him, much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand."

-Author Unknownr

Mom, Cyndi Knight
Stepfather, Freddie Walker
Grandmas, Lizzie Figgers & Ola Lloyd
Brothers, Kevin, Deonte', Brandon & Sergio
Fiance, Shanita Council
Auntees, Uncles, Cousins
Godmother, Ella Gee-Tribue
Derricus & Shonda Lockwood
Rod Kelly & Toya Brown
Derrick & Kee Kee
"The Fellas"


Choir in concert
The world reknown Tallahas-
see Boys Choir will be in con-
cert on March 5 at the Taberna-
cle Church of Christ Written In
Heaven where Bishop Nathaniel
Pollock is the pastor.
The program will begin at 7
p.m. The church is located at
12425 Blue Star Highway (Hwy
90 west) in Gretna. For more
information contact Clarence
Bryant, Jr. at 321-1988.


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Gadsden County Times February 24, 2005 7



March of Dimes kick-off breakfast held !..


Less than a year ago, doctors gave two Gadsden
County newborn babies little to no chance to sur-
vive their first week of life.
Thursday morning 9-month-old Travis "TJ"
Dewayne Burs and 11-month-old Brandon Jer-
rold Thomas proved the doctors wrong as they
posed for pictures with superintendent of schools
Reginald James following the annual March of
Dimes WalkAmerica' kick-off breakfast held at
the First Presbyterian Church Hall in Quincy.
TJ and Brandon are this year's Gadsden County
WalkAmerica child ambassadors, while James
will serve as its honorary chairman. The breakfast
is held each year in February and marks the offi-
cial starting point for the two-month March of
Dimes campaign in Gadsden County.
The walk will be held in Quincy on April 30.
The theme for this year's walk is: Premature
babies need hope, love and you. The stories of
Gadsden's two child ambassadors brought that
theme from the abstract to the concrete Thursday
morning.
"The doctor said he wasn't going to make it,"
TJ's father Travis Burns told the crowd. "I said to
him 'you're going to make it, you're going to
make it,'" as tears rolled down the cheeks of

School T 1


continued from page 1
responsible for looking at applica-
tions for all of northwest region.
"Put something under the table.
That's the way it works isn't it,"
said Issac Simmons, board member
and former chairman.
The school is to be constructed for
600 students. The challenge will be
to reduce cost and maintain
integrity. Jay Smith of Ajax Con-
struction, the builders, suggested
school officials consider reducing
square footage, reducing (more
costly) materials, reduce systems or
eliminate non-critical programs or a
combination of all four.
"We are at $18.1 million and we
need to be at $16.1," Smith said.
The problem, he said, is the cost of
materials. "It cost $123 per square
foot to build East Gadsden. That
cost is now $141 per square foot.
The price of concrete and steel is
going up every day," he said.
"Mr. Superintendent, we want to
get you involved. Do you have any
questions?" asked chairman Judge
Helms. Superintendent Reginald
James said he had questions about
storm water runoff but that those
questions had been answered to:' hi,
satisfaction.
Board members sanuted to kno\\
how Ajax arrived at an expected
dollar amount when a project is so
far from completion. "We have peo-
ple on our staff who can calculate
the costs to within one percent.
They use current costs and history.
We will do this again when we're
about 75 percent completed, but it
will be too late to make the kinds of
changes we can make now," said
Todd Miller Ajax senior project
manager.
Simmons recommended that
Superintendent James and director
of building services Wayne Shepard
meet individually with each board
meeting to avoid holding a public
meeting.
Board members decided to hold
another meeting Tuesday, March 1,
at 1 p.m. to discuss where cuts
should. be made. "The board is
counting on the superintendent, Mr.
Shepard and Mr. Frost (the board's
appointee to watch over the West
Gadsden construction project) and
we will have a list as soon as possi-
ble to decide what we need to scale
back on," Helms said.

Skeleton
Continued from Page 1
Young said. He added that two miss-
ing local people have not been
"totally" ruled out in this case.
Young said all of the surrounding
counties have been contacted to find
out of they have a missing person and
authorities in Louisville, KY are com-
piling a missing persons report. The
investigation is continuing.


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many in the audience.
Burns said the following day they operated on
his son's heart and then ie was placed in the pre-
natal intensive care unit at the hospital. "And,
here he is today," Baker said as he held TJ in his
arms. A chorus of "Amens" rose from the audi-
ence.
Lashonda Baker had a similar story about her
son Brandon who was born two months prema-
ture, so small that he could be held in the palm of
his mother's hand. "I thought all hope was gone,"
Baker said. Today, Brandon is her reason for liv-
ing, she told the crowd.
People need to hear the stories of these young
children, said Misty Cash, school board district
media relations director and host for the event. It
is stories like this that makes it real, and shows
why we work so hard for the March of Dimes and
the children of this county, she said.
One by one during the hour-long breakfast
sponsored by Envision Credit Union people rose
to tell why they work and raise money for the
March of Dimes. Superintendent James said as a
parent, grandparent, and as the top school admin-
istrator he realizes the importance of ensuring
that every child has a healthy start on life. James


said that the school district is committed to doing
its part to make this year's WalkAmerica a huge
success.
Last year's chairman Jerry Wynn, director of the
Gadsden County Health Department, said that the
health department has had a long history working
with the March of Dimes, but all too often there
is a child born in the county where the mother
gives birth and has received no prenatal care.
Wynn said there is still much work to do.
Jennifer Bitner, division director for the March
of Dimes, agrees. The March of Dimes office is
here to help, Bitner said. "We can suggest
fundraising ideas, and we have informational
brochures and materials to make every team's
efforts successful. Gadsden County has always
been a strong supporter in helping the March of
Dimes," Bitner said. "We are here to assist Gads-
den County in successfully reaching this year's
goal of $55,000."
If you would like to form a team, need more
information and supplies, or would like to be a
sponsor contact Bitner at the March of Dimes
office at 422-3152 or fax her at 386-6410. The
Gadsden County WalkAmerica 2005 is presented
by Engelhard Corporation


nd gets commercial zoning


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
A swap of five acres of rural resi-
dential land for five acres of com-
mercial property has set the stage
for a 38 unit housing development.
The subdivision will border Gib-
son Sawmill Road. The commercial
property, which is attached to the
subdivision, is located at the corner
of -U.S. 27 and Gibson Sawmill
Road south of Havana.
In an unusual land use change
Gadsden County's planning and
zoning board approved a switching
of land use for five acres of com-
mercial property at the back of the
proposed subdivision, allowing that
designation to be transferred to five
acres at the front of the property.
The complicated move was


Verdict
continued from page 1
The jury did not believe Johnson's
first statement, madethe night Pete
was shp.t I,. J.-.il '. hilk standing in
the door a f ot' hit o,\'n home on'
Post Plant Road in the St Hebron
Community. In the tape, which was
played for the jury, Johnson said the
high powered rifle with -a scope
accidentally fired twice while he
was moving it from the back seat of
his car to the front seat. He said he
thought the shots had hit one of the
children playing in the area and he
fled the scene because he was afraid.
On the witness stand last week,
Johnson testified that he picked up a
young girl later, who turned out to
be Pete's niece Rachel, who said she
wanted to go to a relative's house.
Johnson said he allowed the young
woman to take his car and he stood
on the side of the road smoking a
cigarette waiting for her to come
back.
But Johnson couldn't explain why
witnesses said they saw someone,
who was later identified as Rachel
Pete, running from Jerome Pete's
house after shots were fired and get
into the car. 'There is no way


allowed with several stipulations. i
Several board members were con-
cerned that the area between Havana
and Ochlockonee River, which has
seen a lot of commercial growth in
the past several years, may become
congested.
The commercial property will be
limited to only those commercial
businesses that fit under the
county's Neighborhood Commer-
cial designation. The NC allows
such businesses as ice cream, shops
and small stores. The commercial
property will also be limited in the
types of businesses because the
property borders on three sides of a
church. Gadsden County has an
ordinance that no alcoholic bever-
ages can be sold within 1,000 feet of
a church.


Rachel Pete could have been run-
ning from the house and driving the
car at the same time," said Asst.
State Attorney Frank Allman, in
closing remarks. "The defendant's
story defies comrion sense."
';Johis6dil's atortri. Judithi:Hat,'
said law\ cnfotil-lnent oticers were
not thorough in their investigation
and may have stopped short of find-
ing the real killer. "As soon as he
(Johnson) said the gun went off,
there was no more investigation.
There was no evidence of gun
residue on his hands. There was no
daytime search of the place (Pete's
yard) to find spent cartridges. No
pictures were taken from the road
(from where the gunshots were
fired), and there are no missing bul-
lets," she said. Hall maintained that
the shooting never happened in the
car and that law enforcement never
looked in a ditch near the road for a
gun.
"Was Rachel's testimony the
truth?" Hall. asked. She'said her
client had no motive to kill Pete but
that Rachel had a motive and the
motive was Jerome Pete's refusal to
allow Rachel to move in with him,
he would not buy her clothes or give
her money.
Allman said Johnson had plenty of


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A natural barrier of wetlands will
also limit the amount of the five
acres that can be built on. Bruce
Ballister, interim growth manage-
ment director, said that about three
acres would be usable.
Thomas Hatcher, a 27-year resi-
dent of Gadsden County and the
developer of the property, said there
will be a decceleration lane added to
the southbound side of 27 for
entrance only into the commercial
property. The subdivision and com-
mercial entrance and exit will be on
Gibson Sawmill Road. Hatcher
said he had no current plans for the
commercial property.
The planning and zoning board
meets as an advisory board only. All
final decisions are made by the
Gadsden County commissioners.


motive and that he was upset
because he thought Jerome Pete had
been telling lies around the commu-
nity about him. "He was upset with
Jerome Pete, it was the topic of fam-
ily discussions. Johnson's motive
was ill will, hated, and spiire,' All-
mansaid. -r .
Allman said that Johnson was not
about to confront Pete who stood
six-foot, six-inches and weighed
350 pounds. "He knew better than to
threaten Jerome Pete so he threat-
ened a bunch of women (Pete's
mother and two sisters)."


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Superintendent of schools Reginald James is this year's honorary
chairman for the Gadsden County WalkAmerica. Brandon Thomas;
left, and TJ Burns are serving as the walk's child ambassadors. AIL
three were on hand at Thursday's kick-off breakfast. This year's
WalkAmerica will be held on April 30 in Quincy.





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Announcing a Public Forum for Providers:


In Gadsden County:


Date:
Time:
Location:


February 24, 2005 Thursday
6:30 8:30 pm
One-Stop Workforce Building
1140 West Clark Street
Quincy, Florida


Pre Register on line for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program at:

www.vpkflorida.com


If you have questions please call:
Early Learning Coalition Serving Gadsden and Leon
325 John Knox Road Building F-140
Tallahassee, Fl 32303
Phone: (850) 414-6085 ext 317
Fax: (850) 413-0815


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If you would like to share news
about your family, social and
organization activities you may
submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People
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.


Mahogany Kendrick and
Charles McMillon


Richard Murphy and Jeri-Lyn Horton

Horton, Murphy wed


Jeri-Lyn Horton and Richard
Murphy were married November
8, 2004 in a private ceremony at
4:30 p.m. in Bristol.
The bride is a native of
Greensboro and a 2004 graduate
of Chipola College EMT school
in Marianna. She is presently
enrolled in Chipola's Paramedic
school, and works as an EMT for
Gadsden EMS in Quincy and
Emergystat in Calhoun county.
She is the daughter of Steve and
Elaine Horton of Greensboro.
SThe groom is a native of Perry
and a graduate of Madison Com-
munity College where he earned
his degree in Criminal Justice.
He is currently a member of the
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United States Army Reserve and
a correctional officer at Taylor
Correctional Institute in Perry.
He is the son of Randy and
Shirley Murphy of Perry, and
Rose and Gary Tait of New Jer-
sey.
The couple met while both
were employed at Taylor CI.
They have a 3-year-old son,
Dakota Murphy.
Jeri-Lyn will reside in Greens-
boro until Richard returns home
from Iraq. He is currently in Iraq
for his third time, serving an 18-
month tour. A formal wedding
will be held in 2006 upon his
return.


Kendrick, McMillon
engaged
Renita Ann Murray and
William David Green of Quincy
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Mahogany K.
Kendrick to Charles R. McMil-
lon, Jr. She is the daughter of the
late William Murray of
Rochester, NY. She is a 2001
graduate of Department of Edu-
cation, Tallahassee.
Her fiance is the son of
Charles and Sharon McMillon of
Chattahoochee, and a 2000 grad-
uate of Chattahoochee High. He
is a. 2004 graduate of Dillard
University in New Orleans, LA
with a BA degree in Sociology.
Charles is currently employed as
Abuse Registry Counselor for
Florida Abuse Hotline in Talla-
hassee.
The wedding is planned for 3
p.m., November 19 at the New
Jerusalem Church of God in
Chattahoochee.


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dent, Ciara Mack, Victoria
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dria Gibson, Chrishonda John-
son, Denesia President, Jasmine
Yeomas, Latisha Norwood, Jas-
mine Cox, Denise McGriff -
Advisement, Shawnteria Darby
Shaniquilla Akins, Sada Fuller,
Sherelle Robinson, Amaris
Mock Treasurer, Sunetta
Edwards, Lazonda Richardson,
Trenise Hannah, Camelia
Gainer, Sakharre Barnes, Jas-
mine Johnson, Kyrstn Murray,
Prescious President Secretary,
Asanti Simmons

MOTTO: EDUCATE. MOTI-
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Sugar & Spice Inc. is an organi-
zation established for
the young women at Havana
Middle School. Our girls face
many challenges and difficulties
at both home and school.
The purpose of Sugar & Spice
Inc. will be to provide our


girls with positive role models,
positive idea, and wealth
of knowledge. Academics and
behavior will play a major role
in this organization. These
young women must strive to be
a positive role model for both
our school and community.


Lois Lee is and has been a vol-
unteer at Gadsden Commu-
nity Hospital on Tuesday
morning. If anyone needs a
friend or a shoulder to lean on,
she is always available. The
world is truly a better place
because Lois Lee is in it.


Specialist Quinton
Stokes graduates
Army Reserve Spec.
Quinton R. Stokes has
graduated from the Light-
wheeled Vehicle
Mechanic advanced indi-
vidual training (AIT)
course at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
The course is designed
to train soldiers to per-
form maintenance, trou-
bleshoot, and repair
wheeled vehicles and
related mechanical com-
ponents,
including suspension sys-
tems, internal combustion
engines and po\\er trains,
spark- and compression-
ignition engines, wheel-
hub assemblies, hydraulic
brake and steering sys-
tems, and operate a
wheeled vehicle crane,
hoist, and winch
assemblies.
He is the son of Sheryl
Y. Young-Stokes, and
grandson of Mary E.
Salters, both of David
Thomas Lane, Quincy,
Fla.


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Gadsden County made history on June 9, 2004, and
June 11, 2004. Sgt. 1st Class James Arthur
Peters, Jr., Pallbearer for the late former president,
Ronald Reagan's funeral.


Khalil Gunn's
first birthday
Khalil Chason Gunn will be
one year old on February 26.
He is the son of Phealandrea
Gunn, the grandson of Brenda
.Fitzgerald Clary and Henry
Gunn, Jr. His maternal great
grandparents are Horace, Sr.
and Evelyn Fitzgerald, Millie
Forehand, and Henry, Sr. and
Jeanne Gunn.
Khalil's carnival will be
held at Kelly Campbell Park at
Old Stevens School on Satur-
day, Feb. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.
All loved ones are invited.


Tommy Haywood

Benefit program
for Tom-Tom
Victory Church of God will
sponsor a benefit program on
March 6 at 6 p.m. for little
Tommy "Tom-Tom" Haywood.
This event will be held at
Quincy Community Church of
God in Christ, 523 Pat Thomas
Pkwy, Dr. Willie C. Green, pas-
tor. Little Tom-Tom has a rare
condition known as MoyaMoya
syndrome which caused him to
suffer a stroke and must there-
fore have a medical procedure
performed at Shands Hospital in
Gainesville. Please come out
and show your financial support
to assist his family in traveling
and living expenses.


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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.


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Ammie Fletcher and Steve Phillips


Presbyterian College honors

Munroe students for academics


Presbyterian College in Clinton,
S.C. has recently recognized two
Robert E Munroe Day School jun-
iors as Fellows. These two were
chosen because they have excelled
academically. This is a long estab-
lished program, which offers schol-
arship opportunities to exceptional
students.
ThRe i. ud i given to one '.,uiri,
\noman and one youngg man who
-hja\e accumulated averages of B+ or
better for:the previous 2 1/2 years
and have scored-at least 1050 on the
PSAT/SAT or 23 on the ACT.
The Junior Fellows receive con-
sideration for top scholarships to
attend Presbyterian College includ-
ing a $2000 scholarship over four
years and the possibility of full four-
year awards. Each student will
receive a citation designating the
Junior Fellow Award.
The two young people are Ammie
Fletcher, daughter Clark and Densyl
Fletcher of Quincy and Steve
Phillips, son of Terry and Theresa
Phillips of Havana. Each will be
recognized on Awards Day in May.
Presbyterian College acknowl-
edges and encourages a continued
high-quality performance within the
classroom.. The Junior Fellow Day
visitation on the campus in South
Carolina is scheduled for April 16.

Ammie Fletcher chosen
for TEC honor; Steve
Phillips is alternate


Ammie Fletcher, junior at Robert
F. Munroe Day School, has been
chosen to represent the school at
Talquin Electric's annual Youth
Tour to Washington Contest. Steve
Phillips is Munroe's alternate repre-
sentative.
Ammie is the daughter of Densyl
and Clark Fl-r.,:-ii of Quincy. She
i aminember AnchIl iClub Iand is a
State office for Anchor. She is in
Beta Club, is a football cheerleader,
plays softball, and was a homecom-
ing representative for the junior
class.
Steve is the son of Theresa and
terry Phillips of Havana. He is the
captain of the football team and is a
member of Beta Club and the Key
Club.
The criteria considered for the
selections included character, lead-
ership, verbal expression, and aca-
demics.
If selected, Andrew will attend a
two-day conference in Tallahassee
in March. Following that confer-
ence winners will spend six days in
Washington, D.C. in June. They
have opportunity to visit the Capitol
and several areas of state govern-
ment in Tallahassee.
Talquin Electric joins 1,000 elec-
tric cooperatives in the United
States during Youth Week for the
National Electric Cooperatives
Association to offer this close-up
look at "government in action" in an
interactive environment with stu-
dents from around the country.


Tallavana names
teachers of month
Tallavana Christian recognized
two teachers for Feb ruary, 2005.
"We are very proud of our Pre-K
program at Tallavana," according to
Mr. Wilford, administrator. "Our
program exceeds the standards and
most important the kids are happy
and they love thier teachers," he
stated.
Sarah Glass is the Pre-K Program
Manager & 3K Director. She has
taught for over 5 yearsand she holds
a National CDA Certification, along
with many Child Development Cer-
tificates.
She is married to Bobby Glass,
and they have one daughter,
Rebecca. Two grandchildren attend
Tallavana Christian; Tiffany (llth)
& Sarah (8th). They reside in
Havana.
Ann Edwards is the co-winner for
Teacher of the Month. She is a
teacher for the 3K. She has taught
at TCS for over,7 years.

GES'Biana-di'i
Boosters organize
Greensboro Elementary School
has formed a new parent organiza-
tion.
On Feb. 15, interested parents met
to organize the first. Band Booster
group. Newly elected officers for
the 2004-05 school term are Coordi-
nator volunteer Elesha Brown;
Assistant Coordinator volunteer
Helenthia Stephens, Secretary vol-
unteer Elenora McNealy, Assistant
Secretary volunteer Kimberly Hin-
son, and Translator volunteer Mirna
Barrios.

GES band,
cheerleaders
sponsor fundraiser
The Greensboro Elementary
School Band Boosters will sponsor
a dinner sale on Saturday, March 5
at the Sawdust, Community Park
from 10,a.m. to 4 p.m. The group
will sell fish and chicken dinners for
a $6 donation. The proceeds will
help to purchase instruments and
uniforms.


"Ms. Edwards is a real blessing for
TCS, she gives so much love to our
kids," stated Ms. Alday, director of
education. Ms. Edwards is married
to Ed (retired FHP) and they have
two girls; Karen Edwards & Brenda
Herring. Mr. & Mrs Edwards have
two grandsons; Matthew & Damon
Herring (TCS 3rd) and they reside
in Havana.


Munroe clubs work for March of Dimes
The kick off assembly for the junior and senior Beta Clubs at Robert
F. Munroe Day School was held Friday, February 3, 2005. The clubs,
under the leadership of Mrs. Densyl Fletcher, are selling "Emma
Lou's" gourmet cookie dough and "Smooth Cup Coffee" for two weeks.
All proceeds raised will go to support the March of Dimes.


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James A. Shanks Middle School

invites

Parents and the Community

To Help Our Students

Score High on FCAT

February 28 March 9, 2005


Score High On Florid


Comprehensive


Assessment Test!









SMake sure your child is in school
each day.


and ready to test at 7:30 a.m.


* The school will prepare a nutritious breakfast the morning of
each test day. Please encourage your child to eat breakfast at
school or home.
* Parents and community stakeholders may serve as hallway
monitors each day of the testing program. Contact the school at
875-8737 ext. 229 if you would like to volunteer during the
testing window.
* Provide positive encouragement to your child! We want each
child to demonstrate excellence.
* Provide a #2 pencil with extra erasers each day of the test
week. Ink pens are not allowed for FCAT!
* Encourage your child to attempt to answer all questions. Leave
no question unanswered. There is no penalty for guessing!


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The Practical Nursing Program is currently accepting applications for the
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Benefits:

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Excellent training environment
SAll clinical in the local area
Experienced faculty
Beginning salary (approx.) $29,500 yearly
after graduation
Limited financial aid

For information call:
Mrs. Brenda Jerald, Secretary 850-875-8324, Extension 228
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iunroe students "step up" and step out...
students and staff at George Munroe Elementary School actively participated in the "Step Up, Florida" pro-
tram this past Friday. All students and staff walked around the perimeter of the entire school campus
approximately 1 mile) at least once during the day. "Step Up, Florida On Our Way To Healthy Living!"
Sa statewide initiative promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles to Florida's citizens and visitors.
pictured walking with Assistant Principals Ethelyn Cunningham and Abbye Dixon are Music Teacher Cherie
burton and Ms. Brynn Yesner's 3rd grade class. Special thanks to GMES Coaches and Special Area teach-
Jrs for organizing this event.
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Body builders

get attention
#t HMS
SAt HMS we try to get the stu-
dents'attention by any means neces-
sary. John Jacobs' Next Generation
Power Body Builders Team was the
method of choice this week.
i Members of the team crushed soda
cans, bent solid steel bars, ripped a
phone book in half and displayed
overall massive amounts of
strength. This was an awesome
demonstration that captured the stu-
dents attention.
After the team captured the stu-
dents' attention, they began to give
advice. The team told the students to
hold to their dreams. The team went
on to tell the students that hanging


around the wrong people could lead
to self destruction.
T he team related personal experi-
ence that led them down bad paths.
The team shared how personal expe-
riences could cause anger to build
up. The advice given in this situa-

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4 brighter smile...
eorge W. Munroe Elementary School and Tallahassee Community
College's Dental Hygenist School conducted a hands-on demonstration
to help recognize February as Children's Dental Health Care Month.
TCC students Denise McCray (middle) and Jessica Bentley (right) are
pictured with Mrs. Jennifer Humphrey (5th grade teacher) as they pre-
pare for a lesson on "How We Get Cavities." Special thanks goes out to
Michelle Edwards, TCC Supervising Teacher, for helping with this
presentation.



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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will hold a
regular meeting Tuesday, March 1, 2005, starting 6:00 p.m. in the
County Administration Building, 9 East Jefferson Snucer. Quincy,
Florida. The following items are on the agenda: Minutes of the
January 18, 2005 Regular Meeting; Request from Wetumpka Fire
Department; Green Major Land Use Amendment 50.42 acres from
Commercial and Ag2 to Rural ResidentirJ; Gussies's Garden Inn -
Assisted Living Facility Conceptual Site Plan; Advigo Major Land
Use Amendment 60.44 Acres from Ag3 to Agl; San Bonita Small
Scale Land Use Amendment 5.0 acres from Commercial to Rural
Residential and 5.0 acres from Rural Residential to Commercial;
San Bonita Estates Major Subdivision 38 Single Family lots on
84.51 Acres; Opportunity Florida Request for Gadsden County to
Join and Appoint Contact Person; Rehabilitation Agreement and
Special Assessment Liens for Artie V. McGill and Willie Mae
Gadson; Contracts for Rehabilitation Work for Artie V. McGill and
Willie May Gadson; Interlocal Agreement with Summit Professional
Services, Inc. For Community Development Block Grant Program
Technical Assistance; Change Order No. 43 to Contract with C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc.; Matching Grant for EMS Radio System;
For the Record: Gadsden County Sheriff's. Narcotics Unit 10 Grant
Closeout; Appreciation from City of Quincy for Building Inspection
Services; City of Midway Ordinances Annexing a total of 80 3/8
Acres into City of Midway; County Cash Report; County Financial
Statements; Budget Amendments; Ratification of Approval of
Accounts Payable; Approval of Payroll Deductions and Payroll;
Public Comment; and Commissioners Items.
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tion was to "let it go." They told the
students to move on and don't allow
anger to fester.
"Love conquers all" was a power-
ful theme that radiated throughout
the presentation. The students were
encouraged to look out for each
other. They were encouraged to lend
a helping hand to each other. The
team told the students, "Don't hide
your love from each other. Divide it
and share it. '
The students were told they are
not born winners or losers instead
they are born choosers. The team
asked the students to wait patiently
and grow up. The team asked to
remember that just because you see,
iton T(V that does notsmake? it right;
The team closed with, "Today is a
brand new day to start over, and get
things right"


Gadsden County
school menus
Thursday, Feb. 24: Breakfast-
Orange juice, peanut butter toast,
cereal.
Lunch-Hamburger on bun w/let-
tuce & tomato, chili w/crackers,
french fries, cinnamon roll, orange
wedges.
Friday, Feb. 25: SCHOOL'S
CHOICE
Monday, Feb. 28: Breakfast-
Orange juice, cereal, cheese toast.
Lunch-Hamburger/gravy on rice,
Chef's salad, green peas, rolls,
sliced pears.
Tuesday, March 1: Breakfast-
Apple juice, buttered grits, sausage
link, toast.
Lunch-Fried chicken or ham sand-
wich, buttered corn, mixed greens,
cornbread, sweet potato souffle.
Wednesday, March 2: Breakfast-
School's Choice.
Lunch-Spaghetti w/meat sauce,
chicken salad, green beans, roll,
fresh fruit.
Thursday, March 3: Breakfast-
Assorted juice, ham bits, grits,
toast.
Lunch-Barbeque on bun, potato
rounds, green salad, cinnamon roll,
fresh fruit.


MEETING NOTICE
The Gadsden County
Planning Commission
will meet at a regular
meeting on Wednesday,
March 2nd, 2005 in the
Commission room at
6:00 p.m. The proposed
agenda will include
the following topics:
1) San Bonita Farms Major
Subdivision (continued from
2/2/05 meeting)
2) Text revision to the Gadsden
County Comprehensive Plan-
Future Land Use Element,
Conservation Element & Capital
Improvements Element
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 he/she will
need a record of the proceedings and for such
pudrft e'hed/hed.inlyiht et y'1 no'',, n, I 1
verbatim record ef the proceedings is made,
which record includes testindny and evidence
to which the appeal is to be heard.
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Notice of City of Midway

City Council Meeting

Notice is hereby given to all concerned that on March 3, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. at the Midway City Hall, Midway, Florida 32343. The
Midway City Council will meet and hear the following applications:

1. Nadar Tala Grocery Store and Laundromat.
2. James Thompson Rezoning of 3 acres in 10/90 Commercial
Park.
3. Lex Thompson Pheasant Point Subdivision Preliminary Plat
Approval.
4. C.V. Construction Beauty Parlor Project Approval.
5. C.V. Construction Day Care Project Approval.
6. Jimmy Ellis High Bluff Point New Construction Project
Approval.
7. 1 acre rezoning on Martin Luther-King Blvd.

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 informa-
tion, please contact Midway City Hall at 574-2355.

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NOTICE

TO ALL HOMEOWNERS

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 is the
Last Day to File for
Homestead Exemption.

NEW HOMEOWNERS
MUST APPLY IN PERSON

Widow, Widowers and New Homeowners
Should Apply for Exemption by March 1.

AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION
APPLICATIONS ARE ALSO DUE

All Personal Property Returns MUST
Be Filed by April 1, 2005, in order to
Avoid at 25% Mandatory Penalty.

AT THE
PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE
16 S. Calhoun Street Quincy, FL
Clay VanLandingham
Property Appraiser



NOTICE TO ALL
HOMESTEAD RECIPIENTS
The Gadsden County Property Appraiser's Office has received numerous
Homestead Automatic Renewal cards and Agricultural Classification cards due
to insufficient addresses. If you did not receive your card, please contact our
office as soon as possible sothat we can make a second attempt to deliver your
renewal cards. The original cards were mailed December 31, 2004. Please con-
tact our office at 627-7168. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Kelly Jr. #4

519 W. Crawford St., Quincy
(behind Food Stamp Office)

875-9272

Manager Mike








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-- ..... [LL'i W inner's Circle:


An Art in Gadsden Retrospective


The Florida African American Education Alliance recognized TCC/Team Gadsden for its work in bridging
the achievement gap for minority students. Pictured are: Stacey Meaders, FAAEA Program Director; Col.
Willie Jenkins, Chair, TCC Board of Trustees; Stacey McMillian, FAAEA General Counsel; Dr. Bertha Mur-
ray, Dean of Academic Support; Chris Hansen, Director, Quincy House; and TCC President Bill Law.

TCC's Team Gadsden honored by FAAEA


Tallahassee Community College's
Team Gadsden Program has been
awarded the 2004 Achievement
Award by the Florida African Amer-
ican Education Alliance (FAAEA)
for its work in bridging the achieve-
ment gap for minority students.
The Alliance recognizes students,
teachers, administrators, community
leaders, and organizations through-
out the state that go above and
beyond in their efforts to educate.
This year, the Alliance not only rec-
ognized K-12 institutions but
extended the honors to K-20.
Team Gadsden's goals include


increasing the rate of students who
graduate high school and move on
to college, increasing the number of
scholarships available for Gadsden
County graduates wishing to attend
TCC, establishing strong workforce
programs that provide opportunities
for employment beyond
service/retail wages for unem-
ployed/underemployed adults, and
taking a proactive role in assisting
other community organizations,
agencies, and groups dedicated to
improving the lives of Gadsden
County citizens.
"It is great to know that educa-


'tional institutions are committing
themselves to closing the educa-
tional achievement gap," said
Alliance Spokesperson Shaun King.
"Tallahassee Community College is
to be commended for their dedica-
tion to minority communities."
The Alliance honors a Florida stu-
dent, teacher, school administrator,
community leader and community
organization every month for their
contributions and commitment to
education. Team Gadsden was the
FAAEA's Community College Pro-
gram recipient for 2004.


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The bank, located at 2 North Adams
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"Creating this partnership with
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As t-1 Bush .iJdih! fi; .lil.. 1.i I l:
an "ownership society" for the U.S.,
millions of Americans seek to join
the ranks of homeowners. Although
home ownership is at an all-time
high, minority groups still lag
behind their white counterparts.
According to census data, only 49.1
percent of African-Americans and
48.9 percent of Hispanics own their
own homes, while the national home
ownership overall is 69.2 percent.
Even though improvement is being
made, a serious disparity remains.
Americans believe home owner-
ship provides the best long-term
investment potential, but there are
several obstacles in the way of
expanding this investment potential
to minority families. These barriers
are often due to a lack of home-buy-
ing knowledge, low incomes, and
poor credit. "Many African-


A ICL- ica.- don't.. .en realize ihat
they can actually own a home," says
Wade Timmerson, consultant and
co-author of Building Big Profits in
Real Estate, A Guide for the New
Investor. "A lot of them think it is
something that other people do."
Timmerson and his partner, Suzanne
Caplan, work to find solutions for
minorities -by teaching possible
investors how to make that all-
important first purchase.
Is this an area that offers opportu-
nity for first-time investors? Most
definitely. As an investor, Timmer-
son helps the community by buying
properties, fixing them up, and sell-
ing them on a rent-to-own program.
"Renting to own is home ownership
in training," Timmerson says.
"Regardless of your credit history,
you can be on the path to home own-
ership."


SThe buyer will find several bene-
fits by renting tdivown. They find
the home they want and can set the
selling price perhaps a year before
the deal is consummated. An astute
investor will work with the buyer to
make sure they can secure a mort-
gage. After paying rent on time for a
year and taking a credit repair
course, money orders and cash will
finally be replaced by checks. All
of this will enable the buyer to cre-
ate the documentation needed to
secure a mortgage.
Timmerson has made over 100 of
these deals, earning not only profit
from the sale, but also the gratitude
of the buyer. His book details how
you can make money and strengthen
the community at the same time. "It
is our goal to turn people from ten-
ant to homeowner to investor," he
says.


Top award winners

since 1995 in new

show opening

February 25
In the first years of Art in Gads-
den's existence, being asked to put
artwork in the exhibit was its own
reward that and the hope that the
work would sell.
As the custody of the show moved
from Beth Appleton and David Har-
baugh to MainStreet Quincy and on
to Gadsden Arts, Inc., the concept
remained the same. Eventually, the
artwork in Art in Gadsden was
judged for prizes ribbons only at
first by an independent juror.
Then in 1995, SuperLube opened
in Quincy and on one unexpected
but fine day, John Paul Walters
stopped by the arts center which was
then on North Adams.
He had some SuperLube market-
ing dollars to spend and a couple
conversations later, SuperLube
agreed to fund a Best in Show
Award for the exhibit.
Supporters gathered up funds for
three more awards and Art in Gads-
den was able to publicize "$2,000 in
cash awards".
Those cash awards have been pro-
vided over the years by not only
SuperLube but also the former
Quincy State Bank, Thomas Motor
Cars, Pat Thomas Insurance, and
many more business donors.
"In keeping with the corporate
support which has grown through
the years for Art in Gadsden, this
exhibit welcomes Premier Bank,
Quincy as the sole underwriter."
When it came time to curate the
last exhibit of her tenure at Gadsden
Arts, Zoe's husband suggested that
she pick some of her favorite artists
and invite them to do a show.
Zoe thought about that for about
15 seconds and said, "Absolutely
not. Way to make enemies fast.
There are too many good people out
there who would feel left out."
Okay, it was still a good idea to
bring back local favorites so to wrap
some structure around the project,
those artists who had won cash
awards since 1995 were invited to
participate. It would be great to
invite everyone who was recognized
in any way but there's just not room.
Twenty-seven winners of Best in
Show, First, Second or Third awards
will be sharing works in the "Win-
ner's Circle" which opens Friday,
Feb.y 25 at the Gadsden Arts Center
on Quincy's historic courthouse


A New Day, one of the works on display in Winner's Circle.


square.
The participants in alphabetical
order are Beth Appleton, Jeffrey
Smart Baisden, Bill Carlin, Robert
Constand, Jack Doremus, Ken
Echternacht, Junia Mason-
Edmunds, Judith Ehrhardt, Susie
Kempton Floyd, John Gleason,
Valerie Goodwin, Angela Gould,
Harold Griner, Alexander Hinson,
Jr., Bill Humphries, Jessie Lovano-
Kerr Bonita Kolean, Charles Man-
ning, Fran Mathis, Dawn McMillan,
Sherrill McNeece, Betts Overstreet,
Bob Soffes, Bill Thursby, Ellen
West, Kathleen Wilcox, and
Suzanna Winton.
Now with this many fine artists,
whose work would be displayed on
the invitation? All the work would-
n't fit, a collage would look busy,
and listing 27 names in any order is
boring.
That challenge was solved by ded-
icating the show to Bill Thursby, a


Quincy artist whose work was the
selected for the Art in Gadsden
poster in 1993.
A dental tech by training, Bill's
drawings were full of color and
whimsy and his titles were always
as good as the pictures they named.
Having lived not nearly long
enough, Bill passed away in 2001.
Drawn from personal collections;
Bill's work will be rightfully placed
in the "Winner's Circle".
The public is invited to the open-
ing reception from 7 to 9 PM at the
center, 13 N. Madison. There's a
$1 fee for non-members; members
and children always get in free.
The exhibit continues through
April 1. Regular gallery hours are
10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1'
to 5 Sundays. Call the center at
850/875-4866, email info@gads-
denarts.com or check out the web-
site www.gadsdenarts.com for more
information.


Notice of City of Midway

Planning and Zoning Meeting

.Notice is hereby given to all concerned that on March 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 fol-
lowing applications:

1. James Thompson Rezoning of 3 acres in 10/90 Commercial
Park.
3. Lex Thompson Pheasant Point Subdivision Preliminary Plat
Approval.
4. C.V. Construction Beauty Parlor Project Approval.
5. C.V. Construction Day Care Project Approval.
6. Jimmy Ellis High Bluff Point New Construction Project
Approval.
7. 1 acre rezoning on Martin Luther King Blvd.

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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capture District


Will host Marianna in

Regional play Thursday


by Joe Ferolito

East Gadsden entered the District
2-3A basketball tournament in
Medart last week with the number
one seed.
The Jaguars had been the cream
of the crop in the regular season run-
ning up a district mark of 9-1.
The cream rose to the top. It was
hard fought but the Jaguars came
through to capture the district crown
for the second year in a row, muster-
ing past Florida High 75-67 to
advance to the regionals this Thurs-
day.
Florida High gave East Gadsden
a scare as the Seminoles would
never go away. A 31 point effort by
Brandon Bryant along with key
rebounding from Sam McLaurin
and Eric Cato kept Florida High
from over taking the game despite a
29 point spree from the Seminoles
Aubre Bodison.
The game was close throughout


before East Gadsden forged ahead
with a run mid-way the third quarter
that gave them a 10 point lead and
apparent control of the contest.
Bodison and crew kept coming
and cut the lead to 4 early in the
fourth quarter. It took free throws
by Bryapt and" McLaurin's and
Cato's board domination to widen
the gap a bit and get the Jaguars
their final margin.
Bryant had 8 rebounds to go
along with his point production and
McLaurin had 16 points to go with
his 14 boards. Cato had 11 boards
for the Jaguars who will take a 22-8
record into Thursday's regionals.
East Gadsden (22-8) will host the
7 p.m. game with Marianna provid-
ing the opposition. The Bulldogs
were runner-up in District 1-3A and
will bring a 15-12 mark into the
game. The winner of Thursday's
event will play either Bolles or
Santa Fe Alachua next Tuesday in
the Regional semi-finals.


Lion 2nd in tourney
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Photo by Byron Spires


Eric Cato dunks one for the Jaguars over Wakulla High School.


Trailing much of the contest the
Tallavana Lion came up short in the
Panhandle Christian Finals in Pen-
sacola last Saturday night.
The Lion winners of the East
Division the previous week lost to
West Division champion, Central
Christian of Robertsdale Al., 60-43
in Saturday's championship game.
Central maintained a double-digit
lead through out much of the game
before an early fourth quarter rally
got Tallavana with in 4 points. The
Lion had to foul and Central con-
verted to hold off Tallavana's effort.
Phillip Suber scored 18 and Craig
Bolton 12 to pace the Lion who won
a thriller Friday night to earn the
finals.
In the semi-final win the Lion got
by West Florida Christian 74-70
with some late heroics from P.
Suber, Bolton, and Matt Suber.
Trailing by 4 with 70 seconds to
go, P. Suber's 3-pointer cut it to 1.
Bolton then had a steal and was
fouled. His 2 free throws gave the
Lion their first lead of the game.


Anti'her steal and lIul hol.tI by
Bolton put Tallavana up by 3.
Bolton then blocked a 3-point try
See Tallavana on Page B2

Maclay drops

Panthers

in 4-2A
Maclay opened an early lead and
held off a West Gadsden threat last
Friday night in the semi-finals of
the District 3-2A basketball tourna-
ment.
The Marauders ended the Panthers
first basketball season with a 61-46
win.
Mike Burchfield and Chad Lan-
caster led Maclay with 16 and 15
points respectively while the Pan-
thers Andrico Ivory was the games
leading scorer with 19.
Maclay defeated North Florida
Saturday night to capture the district
tournament.


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By Joe Ferolito

EAST GADSDEN GIRL'S
AbVANCE
It's not too complicated, but 43;.
ith ay be hard to pull off. If the
Epst Gadsden girl's basketball
tlem defeats Florida High at
hime SaturdaN night they \\ ill
advance to the State -3A Final Four
k(g the second straight year.
.The Lady Jaguars defeated
Florida High tv\o of the three times
ttr two schools met this year splitting
tih regular season series and % inning
,t close District 2-A finals. a week
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County teams


qualify for


regionals

Our apologies. This story from Susie
Morris should have run last week. the
previous week's girls basketball story was
inadvertantoly used instead.

There are four high school girls' basket-
ball teams in Gadsden County and three of


rwvm hirdd


Alachua
Tuesday night.
The East Gadsden girls are plain -
ing well and \\ill bring a 24-5 record
into Saturday's game. Chelsea
MlcMillian has been a force inside
and Shrelle Horne. Kia Andrew s.


those qualified for regional play after district
tournaments last week. Regional quarterfi-
nals were held Thursday night. Munroe
and West Gadsden, because of runners up
status after losses in their district finals Sat-
urday night, had games on the road. East
Gadsden, Class 3A District 2 champions,
play host to District 1-3A runner-up Mari-
anna.
The Munroe Lady Cats took a 17-7 record
on the road to Jacksonville to play new-
comer Potter's House Christian Academy in
their regional. Munroe lost by 40 points to
FAMU Saturday night in District .3-A's
finals.
Potter's House boys are state ranked and
their girls are on a roll despite participating


2B Gadsden County Times February 24, 2005


this year as their first year in the FHSAA.
The new private school will also have their
first senior class this year.
The Lady Cats relied on two year leading
scorer, Danielle Fagg, to score her average
of 25 points. Fagg scored 28 when Munroe
won their district semi-final game over John
Paul 56-40 last Thursday. The winner of
this game plays the winner of the Rocky
Bayou Graceville game Tuesday. If
Munroe wins Thursday and Rocky Bayou
wins then Munroe will host. Should
Graceville win then Munroe would have to
travel there..
West Gadsden made a valiant effort to
upend NFC Saturday night but lost 60-53.
Tyeshia Battles pumped in 25 points in that


contest. West Gadsden gained a district
finals berth with a 59-27 victory over
Maclay Thursday night. Battles hit 20 in the
easy win. The Panthers (15-7) headed to
Cottondale(21-4) to take on a very strong
district champ Thursday. The winner of their
game faced the Baker-Chipley winner in the
regional semi's Tuesday.

East Gadsden sat in their home gym
Thursday and wait to devour visiting Mari-
anna. Marianna sports a losing 10-14
record and should be easy fodder for the
Jaguars (22-5). The Lady Jaguar team
defeated a strong Florida High team for the
second time this year 59-55 in Saturday's 2-
3A finals. Chelsea McMillan had a huge


double-double of 24 points and 19 rebounds
for East Gadsden in the game. The Lady
Jaguars got into the finals by defeating
Madison co. 60-40 on Thursday night with
Dytesha Francis scoring 17, McMillian 15,
and Shyrelle Home popping 12.
A win by East Gadsden Thursday will put
them against either Jacksonville Ribault or
Sante Fe Alachua next Tuesday.' Should
Ribault win the Lady Jaguars will host Tues-
day's game. If Alachua wins East Gadsden
would have to travel to High Springs for the
game.
The Lady Lion team of TCS lost to
Emmanuel Christian 46-31 in the first round
and finished their season at 4-12.


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Cint Brown, left, and Kim Brown show off their catch at the Florida Bass Federation Lake
Okochobee Tournament trials. The two Browns were among four from Gadsden County
who qualified for the state championships, which will be held in Palatka in October. David
Boyd and Jason Layard also qualified. Clint Brown was fifth overall in this tournament.
The next qualifying tournament will be held at Lake Seminole March 12 and 13.


Shanks Class of '82

sponsors basketball

tournament for ACS
The Shanks Class of 1982 will be sponsoring an
Men's Basketball Tournament to benefit the American
Cancer Society Relay for Life.
The tournament will be held March 19, 2005. The
tournament will consist of 3 divisions (70's division,
80's division and 90's division). There will be 4 teams
in each division.
A champion will emerge from each division bracket.
Teams will only play within their division. The entry
fee for the tournament is $100. The deadline for the


entry fee to be paid is March 4, 2005.
This tournament will be fun-filled and exciting as we
watch old classmates and friends from the Big Bend
area showcase their talents from the past and help us
with -bur fight against cancer. If you are interested in
placing a team in the tournament or if you need more
information about the event, please contact Rutha
Black at 545-5372.
Any men from Shanks Class of 1982 who are inter-
ested in playing in a benefit basketball tournament on
March 19, 2005, please contact Daniel Wells at 875-
3277.
Also any classmates who are available to help with
the free breakfast during the Black History Parade on
Saturday, are asked to meet at Spotlight Detail, across
from Quincy Liquors at 9:00 A.M.


Bobcat

diamondmen

off to 2-0 start
A shut-out and an extra inning
win highlighted the beginning of the
Munroe baseball season.
SRighi hander Thoinjs Sirmons
pitched hee hut-out against Aliha in
the season opener lasl Friday with
Munroe winning 3-0. Tuesday
night the Bobcats won again when
they edged East Gadsden 7-6 in a 9
inning game.
Sirmons allowed only 1 hit fanned
9 and walked just 3 in the complete
game win over Altha.
Tyler McKinnon, Bryant Tolar,
and Clay White had rbi's in the con-
test for Munroe.
In- the win over East Gadsden the
Bobcats rallied from a 2 run deficit
in the bottom of the ninth to win.
Whiddon Macon's 2 run single
did the trick scoring McKinnon and
Joey Higdon who had singled in an
earlier Munroe run in the inning.
Macon's hit gave BeeJay
Philmore the win. Philmore
pitched the final 3 innings in relief
for the Bobcats.
Macon had 2 hits and 3 rbi's in
the game and Andrew Gay added a
pair of hits.
Munroe's next game will be Fri-
day at Apalachicola.


Football boosters

elections Feb. 28


Called meeting of East Gadsden
High School football boosters to
hold elections Feb. 28 at 6:30
p.m. in the cafeteria. All prospec-
tive boosters are asked to attend.








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attempt and M. Suber recovered the ball and was fouled. He hit 1 of his 2
free throws giving the Lion their final margin of victory.
In the game P. Suber totaled 24 points and had 4 blocked shots. Bolton
put in 22 and M. Suber scored 10.
Keith Cooper hit 15 for'the Lion and contributed 4 assists. Cooper, P.
Suber,.and Bolton were announced as All-Conference selections during the
tournament.
Talla aina's record i, 16-S The Lion will play in the National Associa-
ith an ,t CIh 1.111 \ Dlilc' i Di I t-ln 4 T.uiitinmerit in' Tennessee Nlirch 3-5.


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Baseball
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Feb. 25
Feb. 28
March 3


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Feb. 25 Apalachicola
March 1 Blountstown
Softball
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Feb. 28 Apalachicola
March 1 East Gadsden
March 3 Apalachicola

WEST GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Baseball
Feb. 25 East Gadsden
March 2 John Paul II
March 3 N. FL Christian
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WORKSHOP: For Ajax Building Construction to give Board members an update on
the new West Gadsden High School project.
LEGISLATIVE HEARING: Public hearing on salary impasse issues regarding
Gadsden County Classroom Teachers Association.
LEGISLATIVE HEARING: Public hearing on salary impasse issues regarding
Gadsden Educational Support Personnel Association.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise contacting: The School Board of
Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr. Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin
Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351.
Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose hc/she-may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made, which records
would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 22nd day of February, 2005 A.D.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools 2/24c


ago. Satur-

East
Gadsden
rolled
through their
regional
games
knocking off
Marianna
77-57 at
home last
Thursday
and getting
by Same Fe
91.-75 in


and Duitesha Fraucis haxe been
addingg scoring punch in the Lad,.
Jag.s late season run.
Florida High has been a bunch of
road warriors in the regional. defeat-
ing both Pensacola Catholic and Clay
county in away games Thursday and
Tuesday .
Saturday night's winner will play
a first round game in the Final Four
in Lakeland next Wednesday.
A trip to Lakeland for East Gads-
den coach Rod Glenn who be a fourth
straight one. Beside taking the Lady
Jaguars to the finals last year he
coached the Shanks Lady Tigers to
the finals the last two years Shanks
xwas a high school.
There is one thing for certain East
Gadsden and Gulliver Prep last ears
state finalists will not meet in this
year s event.
Gulliver \x as eliminated Tuesday


night.
If East Gadsden does in Satur-
day night they will pla, either Niainu
Pace or Sarasota Cardinal Gibbons in
the state semi-finals next Wednesda\.

SAME ROUTE HOPEFULLY
THE SAME RESULTS
The East Gadsden boy's team
seems to be going dow n the same
road as the gu-l' team in poti season.
Like the girl's they defeated Florida
High in their district finals Also like
the girl's the\ will host Marianna in a
regional quarter final game his
Thursday night. A Jaguar \ in could
send them on the same regional semi-
final trip to Sante Fe which would
happen next Tuesday. Wins both
Thursday and Tuesday night would
put East Gadsden at home for the
finals a week from Saturda\.
It ain't likely, but it is possible.


their opponent in a regional final
could he Florida High. That v.ould be
a nice road to travel.

FSU OUT OF POST TOURNA-
MENT PICTURE
An\ %\ a. ou cut it this just hasn't
been a Iood vear for the FSU men's
basketball team.
A loss to Georgia Tech Sunday cut
them out of ain\ hope for post season
pla\ burning iniunig the ACC Tour-
nament \ which isn't going to happen.
The one point loss \\ as one of many
close ones this \ ear. In fact they lost
6 ACC games b\ a total of 10 points.
Stay ing focused for a whole game
seems to be ihis teams main downfall.
They do ha.e the excuse of youth on
their side. You just hope those youth
don't gro\\ up making the same mis-
takes. If that happens next year'could
be one to really look lor\\ard to.








Gadsden County Times February 24, 2005 B3


East Gadsden girls



in Regional finals


-I -. .,. t iC 44 4tU* ~~~U R~ i lh"


Chelsea McMillan takes a shot over the reach of an opponent.


Photo by Byron Spire
Sharonda Elias (45) waits for a rebound.


Exciting week in
Regional's for
county girls
by Sue Morris
It was an exciting week for the
county's girls basketball teams to
say the least. When it was over only
East Gadsden survived but West
Gadsden put up a fight and Munroe
also won a regional game.
Last Thursday in quarterfinal
action, all three county girls basket-
ball teams survived first round play-
off games with two of the teams
winning on the road. East Gads-
den, as district champ, put their feet
up and relaxed in a 77-57 home win
over Marianna. Shyrelle Home led
with 21 points and Kia Andrews
scored 14 points and hauled in 18
rebounds. Nine Lady Jag players
scored in the win.
Munroe, on the other hand, had to
use late heroics by senior Danielle
Fagg to escape with a 62-60 win at
Potter House Christian in Jack-
sonville. With the Lady Cats bat-
tling back from a seven point deficit
late in the fourth quarter, Fagg hit a
free throw with 14 seconds to tie the
score at 60. A mid court trap by
Fagg and Tatiana Whigham on the.
ensuing inbound play by Potter
House gave Fagg the opportunity to
steal the ball and hit a lay up from
the right side at the buzzer for the
62-60 win.
West Gadsden pulled off an amaz-
ing upset over a very strong Cotton-
dale (21-4) team that won their dis-
trict against Chipley. The Lady
Panthers used a third quarter rally
and out scored Cottondale 15-9 in
that quarter. Erica Neal hit for 24 in
the contest and team mate Shanteika
Ray added 13 points to go along
with 15 rebounds for a fine all
around game.
Tuesday night luck ran out and the
seasons closed for both Munroe and
West Gadsden. Munroe was
soundly defeated by Graceville. A
s thunder of resounding three's were
hit by the Tigers on way to a 62-26


Photo by Byron Spires
Chelsea McMillan again shoots a jumper for two more for the lady
Jaguars.


thumping of the Lady Cats. Fagg
closed out her fine career with 18
points. The team finished the sea-
son 18-7.
West Gadsden offered up much
better competition to their opponent
going into double overtime before
losing a 76-69 heartbreaker to Chip-
ley at home. Ironically, Chipley
lost in district finals to Cottondale,
the team that West Gadsden
defeated Thursday. Tuesday night
the score was knotted at 63-63 at the
end of regulation. Both teams
scored four points in the first over-
time. In the second overtime, Chip-
ley out scored the Panthers 9-4 for
the right to play at NFC on Saturday
night. Tyeshia Battles had the hot
hand offensively finishing with 19
points. Erica Neal hit for 14 points.
The team finished their first season


at 16-8.
East Gadsden like Munroe played
on the road again upending Sante
Fe(19-9) of Alachua in their own
gym. East Gadsden out scored
Santa Fe in every quarter. Chelsea
McMillian came away with 24
points in the 90-75 win and added
19 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Kia Andrews also added a double-
double with 16 points and 12
rebounds. Shyrelle Home dished
out 19 assists as the team moved to
24-5 on the season.
More importantly East Gadsden
will host Florida High on Saturday
night at 7:00 in the Jaguar Den for
the right to travel to Lakeland and
the Final Four the following week.
The first state tournament game for
3A schools will be Wednesday,
March 2.


Player of the Week
East Gadsden High School
















Chelsea McMillan
Chelsea had another super game
scoring 27 points and ripping down
19 rebounds as East Gadsden
heads to the regional final after
defeating Santa Fe 90-75 Tuesday.



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INVITATION TO BID

Bid No. 05-03

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for one
(1) Breathing Air Compressor, Fill Station,
Cascade System and Service Contract. Bids
will be received until 10:00 a.m., Friday, March
11, 2005 in the Management Services
Department, 5-B E. Jefferson Street, Quincy,
FL 32351 and opened immediately thereafter
in the County Manager's Conference Room, 9-
E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351.
Specifications' nmay be obtained from the
Management Services Department at 5-B E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL or by dialing 850-
875-8660. Questions concerning the specifica-
tions should be directed to Oliver Sellers at
850-875-8699. Bids will not be valid if not
sealed in an envelope marked "SEALED BID"
and identified by the name of the firm, bid num-
ber and time of opening. The Gadsden County
Board of County Commissioners reserves the
right to reject any one bid or all bids, any part
of any bid, to waive any informality in any bid,
and to award the purchase in the best interest
of the county.
EEO/AA
/s/ Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Interim County Manager
2/24c


INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Greensboro is soliciting bids on a
1997 Ford Crown Vic, AS IS. The car can be
seen in front of Town Hall at 150 E. 11th Street,
Greensboro, Florida.

Notice is hereby given that the Town of
Greensboro will receive at the Town Office,
Town Hall, 150 E. 11th St., Greensboro,
Florida 32330 SEALED BIDS until 5:00 p.m.
'vlonday, March 14, 2005.

Bids shall be mailed to the Town of
Greensboro, PO Box 66, Greensboro, FL
32330-0066. BIDS WILL NOT BE VALID
UNLESS SEALED IN AN ENVELOPE
MARKED AS FOLLOWS: "SEALED BID TO
BE OPENED MARCH 14, 2005 AT 7:00 P.M."

The Town Council shall publicly open and
review all bids and select the highest bid.

The Town of Greensboro reserves the right to
Reject any and/or all bids.
2/24c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that TIM BREWTON, the
holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate num-
ber and year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed areas follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 85 YEAR
OF ISSUANCE: 1999

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

COMM AT THE SWC AND
RUN N 00 DEG 49 MIN E
1321.6 FT., N 01 DEG 32 MIN


E 186.04 FT., N 02 DEG 35
MIN W 162.62 FT., N 03 DEG
41 MIN E 311.87 FT., N 01
DEG 24MIN E 619.55 FT., N
01 DEG 25 MINE 1133.72 FT
TO BEGIN, THENCE N 88
DEG 47 MIN 15 SECONDS E
1321.05 FT, N 01 DEG 26
MIN 14 SECONDS E 620.21
FT., N 89 DEG 28 MIN 05
SECONDS W 1320.04 FT., S
01 DEG 25 MIN W 660.43 FT
TO THE P.O.B. OR 363 P
815, LESS PART
PER OR 365 P 229.
IN SECTION 19-3N-1W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2193N11W0000002300200
Name in which assessed:
RICHARD D. & MARY L.
PORTER


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factory warranty, $295.
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Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
PROBATION OFFICER I
Re-advertisement/Position #0025
Salary Range $9.14 $13.50/hr
This is professional counseling/case management work
providing supervision in the management of court ordered
misdemeanor offenders to probation. Requires high school
diploma and four years experience in Criminal Justice, cor-
rections, Counseling, Psychology or related field. Acombi-
nation of education and training may substitute for the
required experience. Submit a Gadsden County
Employment Application to the Human Resource Office,
5-B E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351 by 03-03-05 or'
email resume to faircloth@gadsdengov.net EOE/AA
02/24c


Amerigas Propane is currently
accepting applications for a detail oriented,
customer focused Customer Relations
'representative for our Quincy district. This,
position will be Full-Time Winters and Part-
time Summers 40/20. Responsibilities
include but are not limited to customer inter-
action, data entry, A/P, A/R, payroll, invento-
ry maintenance and scheduling.
Requirements include a high school diplo-
ma (or equivalent). We offer competitive
wages. Drug free work environment. EOE.
Please fax resumes: Attention: Sales &
Service Manager, 850-627-3862, or apply in
person at 1415 Pat Thomas Pkwy, Quincy,
FL.
2/17,24c

WCTV is looking for a reporter/videogra-
pher for its Thomasville, GA bureau.
Person must be able to shoot and edit
DVC.Pro. Will work as part of a two-person
bureau, some one person banding
involved. Send resume and non-return-
able tape to Mike Smith, VP News and
production, WCTV, 4000 County Road
12, tallahassee, FL 32312.
EEO and pre-employrent drug screening.
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with sales experience or ready
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ness owners and managers to
create advertising programs
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newspaper. Good communica-
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skills helpful. Base salary
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Pick up application at
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Gadsden Community Hospital

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

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LPNs, CNAs needed Full-Time

Communication Clerk/Monitor Tech

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Please fax resumes to Lisa at 850-

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Experienced
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w/tools,
transportation,
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Must be reliable
And have
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Full time employment
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I LEGAL WMCES IA


Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 7TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida
BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&3/03/05c

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that EDDIE J. BLACKWELL,
the 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. 99 YEAR
OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 418 P 913
COMM AT NWC OF SW 1/4
OF FRACT. SECT 11-3N-1W,
AND S 01*33'07' W 833.16
FTTO E/LY R/WAY OF OCK-
LOCKONEE RIVER RD; S
18*30' E 89.57 FT, S
01*25'17" E 98.22 FT, S
02*41'35" W 27.61 FT TO
BEGIN, THEN S 02*41'35" W
69.22 FT, S 10*48'39" W
210.55 FT, S 13*20'44" W
25.53 FT, S 88*40'54" E
313.22 FT, N 01*33'07" E
301.84 FT, N 88*40'54" W
272.74 FT TO THE P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2113N1W0000003230200

Name in which assessed:
BERTHA LEE JONES BYRD

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.


Dated this 2ND day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that DANIEL RILEY, the hold-
er of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 707
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 429 P 723; OR 440 P
1148
LOT 5 & E/LY HALF OF LOT
6, BLK "D" GRETNA
ESTATES, UNIT #2

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2323N4W04350000D0050


Name in which assessed:
JENNELL WALKER

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 3RD day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that DEBORAH MORN-
INGSTAR, the holder of the
following 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


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as follows:


CERTIFICATE NO. 740
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 1997

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

LOT 26, UNIT NO. 3, DEER
CREEK.
OR 360 P 1452.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:


3022N2W1300000030260

Name in which assessed: RD
& KRISTEN T SADBERRY

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door


on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 7TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


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BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that DANIEL RILEY., the hold-
er of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 942
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 441 P 1615
LOT 20, SUTTERS CREEK.
OR 365 P 503.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3032N2W0562000000200

Name in which assessed:
CHERYL GEIN

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 4TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1102
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 491 P451-456 OR 491 P
449
COMM ATTHE NEC OF THE
NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4AND
RUN S 442 FT., W 645 FT., S
488 FT., W 425 FT., S 100 FT
TO BEGIN; THEN RUN W
200 FT. S 100 FT., E 200 FT.,
N 100 FTTO P.O.B.
OR 316 P 114
IN SECTION 3-2N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3032N3W0000002230700

Name in which assessed:
KERRY KENON & VICKI R.
ELLINSON

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of'
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 2ND day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that AMERICAN TAX FUND-
ING, LLC, the holder of the
following 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 follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1211
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 479 P 1823
BEGIN AT NEC OF LOT 158,
ORIGINAL QUINCY, RUN W


200 FEET, S 135 FT., E 200
FT., N 135 FT. TO POB. OR
261 P 151 ALSO: OR 139 P
600; BEGIN AT SECOF LOT
158 ORIGINAL QUINCY;
RUN NORTH ALONG WEST
BNDRY OF CALHOUN ST
165 FT; S 89*51'W 99.74 FT;
S00*01'36" W 165.31 FT TO
NORTH RT/WY OF CLARK
ST; N89*47'E ALONG
NORTH RT/WY OF CLARK
ST 99.77 FTTO POB. ALSO:
COMM AT SEC OF LOT 158
ORIGINAL QUINCY, RUN


N89*47'W ALONG NORTH
BNDRY OF CLARK ST 99.77
FT TO BEGIN. S89*47'W
199.55 FT TO SWC OF LOT
157 ORIGINAL QUINCY;
NOO*03'E ALONG EAST
BNDRY OF STEWART ST
165.54 FT; N89*51'E 199.49
FT; S00*01'36 W 165.31 FT
TO POB, PER OR 261 P 60

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W0730000001580

Name in which assessed:
BAHAMA LAND PARTNER-
SHIP

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 7TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that DICK N. RILEY, the hold-
er of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1282
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 475 P 1057
OR 473 P 831 OR 371 P 182
LOT 1 JOYLAND SUBDIVI-
SION.
OR 412 P 316 OR 412 P 627
LESS ROAD R/WAY PER
OR 372 P 993.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:.
3162N3W07850000000010

Name in which assessed:
TRACY ANN SMITH

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
,:according to law, theproperty
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 7TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&3/03/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1296
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 177 P 414 OR 411 P
1598.
LOT 6, BLOCK C, OAK
PARK SUBDIVISION.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3172N3W07900000C0060

Name in which assessed:
SHAWN R. FIGGERS

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 2ND day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey


Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that JANICE E. STANLEY, the
holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate num-
ber and year of issuance, the


description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1859
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 109, P. 491 COMM. ATA
PT. 2713.05 FT. E. AND
884.35 FT. S. OF NWC OF
SW 1/4., RUN N. 379 FT., S.
88 DEG 26 MINE. 140 FT., S.
76 DEG 47 MIN E. 164.5 FT.
TO BEGIN, RUN N. 88 DEG
51 MIN E. 150 FT., S. 1 DEG
9 MIN E. 100 FT., S. 88 DEG
51 MINW. 150 FT., N. 1 DEG
9 MIN W. 100 FT. TO THE
P.O.B. SECTION 9-1N-2W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
4091N2W0000004220200

Name in which assessed:
RAYMOND NICHOLS EST.

C/O CHARLES WILLIAMS

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 4TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/10,17,24&03/03/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
SECOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 05-43-CPA

IN RE: The Estate of LUCY
SEDWARDS,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of LUCY EDWARDS,
Deceased, File Number 05-
43-CPA is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street (32351), Post
Office Box 1649, Quincy, FL
32353-1649. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the per-
Ssonal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifi-
cations of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required
to file their objections 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 creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate 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 PUBLICA-
TION 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 having
claims or demands against
the' decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is February
17,2005.

/s/HAROLD S. RICHMOND
Florida Bar No:: 0120520
227 East Jefferson Street
Post Office Box 695
Quincy, FL 32353-0695
850-875-1339
850-875-1164-facsimile
Attorney for Personal
Representative

/s/ PATRICIA A. TENNELL


Personal Representative
02/17&24/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 05-48-CPA

IN RE: PETITION FOR


Adorable 3/2 home located
at 114 Chalk Street. Lots of
upgrades. Large backyard.
$79,900. Call Mildred
Hughes @ 545-4543,
Montgomery Realty, Inc.
2/17,24c

For Sale: 3 bedroom, 1
bath house. Large yard.
As Is. In Quincy. Call
Tonya 627-6583.
2/24p


For Sale or Rent: HUD
accepted. 3 bedroom 1
bath. Newly renovated. In
Gretna & Sawdust
Community.251-0011,
leave message.
2/24&3/03p


DETERMINATION OF
HEIRS OF OLIVER FLEM-
ING McKEOWN, SR.,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO HEIRS

TO ALL PERSONS WHO
BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE
THE RIGHTFUL HEIRS,
LEGATEES, DEVISEES OF
OLIVER FLEMING
McKEOWN, SR., WHO DIED
WITHOUT A WILL ON
MARCH 28, 1961 IN CHAT-
TAHOOCHEE, FLORIDA:

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Petition for
Determination of Heirs is
pending in the Circuit Court of
the Second Judicial Circuit of
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, as styled
above, the Post Office of
which is Post Office Box 231,
Quincy, Florida 32353-0231.
That court shall determine the
:rightful! heirs' eotitlf cr to
receive the assets owned by
the Decedent as named
above at his death.
All interested persons claim-
ing by and through the above
Decedent are required to file
their claims and addresses
with the Court ON OR
BEFORE MARCH 21, 2005
and to serve a copy of the
same upon the Petitioners'.
attomey as set forth below. A
legal description of the lands
in question is set forth in the
Petition in the above-styled
cause and will be provided by
the Petitioners' attomey upon
request.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has
begun on February 17, 2005.

/s/ VALERIE E. JANARD
Fla. Bar No. 284203
237 East Washington Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
850-875-4410
850-875-4420 facsimile
Attorney for Petitioners
02/17,24&03/03,10/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 04-1362-CAB

LEX C. THOMPSON,
Plaintiff,

vs.

STARLA D. SHAW; JAMES
HALL; TCF NATIONAL
BANK, MINNESOTA; AUTO
OWNERS INSURANCE
COMPANY; KEN KIRBY;
ELIZABETH KIRBY; GADS-
DEN COUNTY; 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 3-B

A portion of Lot 3 of an
unrecorded subdivision for
Gene Williams, as described
in the instrument recorded in
Official Records Book 451,
Page 372 of the Public
Records of Gadsden County,
Florida, lying in Lot 27 of the'
McNeil's Little River Survey of
the Forbes Purchase in
Gadsden County, Florida
described as follows:


Home for rent: 4 BR 2BA,
fenced yard. Midway
area. Section 8 vouchers
accepted. $950/month.
Call Paula 556-2810.
2/10-3/03p


House for Rent. 2 bed-
room. Call 627-3553.
2/17-3/3p


For Rent: 2 bedroom
apartment. 529-9353.
2/24p


For Rent: 2 bedroom
mobile home. St. John
area. 627-7360.
2/24p



COMMENCE at a re-bar
marking the east quarter cor-
ner of Fractional Section 36,
Township 2 North, Range 4
West, Gadsden. County,
Florida and run thence South
00 degrees 04 minutes 14
seconds West 335.01 feet to
an iron pipe; thence run South
79 degrees 23 minutes 11
seconds West 170.82 feet to
an iron pipe; thence run South
14 degrees 54 minutes 58
seconds West 196.38 feet to
an iron pipe on the northeast-
erly right of way boundary of
County Road No.' 267-A (70
foot right of way); thence leav-
ing said northeasterly right of
way, run South 06 degrees 55
minutes 51 seconds West
89.67 feet to an iron pipe on
the Southeasterly right of way
boundary of said County
Road No. 267-A, said point
lying on a curve concave
.Squthwesterly; ,,; .:. thencq
Northwesterly along said
curve with a radius of 2260.80
feet through a central angle of
03 degrees 48 minutes 05
seconds, for an arc distance
of 150.00 (the chord of said
arc bears North 45 degrees
34 minutes 58 seconds West
149.97 feet) to a concrete
monument with cap marked
LS#3031 and the northeast
comer of said Lot 3 for the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF BEGIN-
NING and leaving said right of
way, run South 71 degrees 37
minutes 28 seconds West
along the southerly boundary
of said Lot 3, a distance of
178.64 feet to a concrete
monument with cap marked
LS#3031 lying on the afore-
said southerly right of way
boundary of County Road No.
267-A, said point lying on a
curve concave
Southwesterly; thence
Southeasterly along said
curve with a radius of 2260.80
feet; through a central angle
of 06 degrees 59 minutes 12
seconds; for an arc distance
of 275.68 feet (the chord of
said arc bears South 50
degrees 58 minutes 36 sec-
onds East 275.51 feet) to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.

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
March 8, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
02/17&24/05c


INI THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 05-24-CAB

JAMES L. THOMPSON
Plaintiff,

vs.

DEREK ALLEN; TAMMY M.
ALLEN; and UNKNOWN
TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: TAMMY M. ALLEN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint for Foreclosure
has been filed against you
and others, and you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,


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to it on DANIEL E. MAN-
AUSA, ESQUIRE, SMITH,.
THOMPSON, SHAW & MAN-
AUSA, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
neys, 3520 Thomasville,'
Raod, 4th Floor, Tallahassee,.
Florida 32309-3469, no more
than thirty (30) days from the
first publication date of this
notice of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attomeys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
DATED this 4th day of
February, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL) '

By Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
02/17&24/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 04-1656 CAB
U C N
202004CA001656XXXXXX

WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGIS-
TERED HOLDERS OF
AEGIS ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES TRUST,
MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2004-2,
Plaintiff,

vs.

FELITA K. HENRY A/K/A
FELITA M. HENRY; 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
February 7, 2005, and
entered in Case No. 04-1656
CAB UCN:
202004CA001656XXXXXX
of the Circuit Court in and for
Gadsden County, Florida,
wherein Wachovia Bank,
N.A., as Trustee for the regis-
tered holders of Aegis Asset
Backed Securities Trust,
Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2004-2 is
Plaintiff and FELITA K.
HENRY A/K/A FELITA M.
HENRY; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR-
AGAINSTA NAMED DEFEN-
DANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST 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 23 day of
March, 2005, the following
described property as set
forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

BEGIN AT A POINT 911.25
FEET EAST AND 15 FEET
SOUTH OF THE NORTH-


WEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 3, AND
THENCE RUN EAST 78.75
FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 432 FEET, THENCE
RUN WEST 78.75 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 432
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID LOT
CONTAINING 0.78 ACRE
MORE OR LESS AND
BEING IN THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 3, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

LESS AND EXCEPT THAT
PORTION CONVEYED IN
jOFIC-Il.lL RECORLES'eOOK:
436, PAGE: 1645 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision 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 February 7, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
As Clerk, Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
02/17&24/05c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that ORION PARTNERS,
L.P., the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said
certificate 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. 1415
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2001

DESCRIPTION OF PROP-
ERTY:

OR 443 P 1442
LOT 1 IN LOT 28 IN
ROBERT CITY. OR 390 P
1234.
IN SECTION 12-2N-4W.
OR 426 P 709

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W0000001331300

Name in which assessed:
WILLIE F. AND SHARON
ANKCROUM

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State of
Florida. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed
according to law, the property
described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door
on the 9TH day of MARCH,
2005, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 7TH day of FEB-
RUARY 2005.


NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
02/17,24&


IN THE CIRCUIT
THE SECOND
CIRCUIT, IN
GADSDEN
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 05-96

21st CENTURY I
INC.
PO Box 830598
Ocala, FL 34483-
- Plaintiff,

C. .. :- ..

DORIS HOBBS
HOBBS, if livi
deceased, THE
HEIRS,
GRANTEES, AS
CREDITORS,
AND TRUST
CICERO HOBBS
CREDIT MAN
INC. and THE
SPOUSE OF
HOBBS, a/k/a S
SON,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACT

TO: CICERO HC
ing, but if dece
UNKNOWN
DEVISEES,. G
ASSIGNEES, Cl
LIENORS, AND
OF CICERO HOE

YOU ARE NOTII
foreclosure' action
filed against you
lowing described

Lot 16, Block
Estates Unit No.
to the map or pla
recorded in Plat B
9, Public Records
County, Florida
Block A, Gretna I
No. 2, according ti
plat thereof as
Plat Book 2, Page
Records of Gadsi
Florida.

and you are requ
written response
Court and serve
your written defer
to it on Timothy
Plaintiff's attorn
address is 2810
Green. Circle, T
Florida 32308, at
(30) days from the
publication or on
March 29, 2005,
original with the i
court either before
Plaintiff's attorney
ately thereafter; o
default will be enter
you for the relief d
the complaint.
Dated this 18
February, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadl
Deputy Clerk
02/24


IN THE CIRCUI
FOR GADSDEN
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISIC
FILE NO. 05-17-C


IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUDREY MAY THOMPSON,.
Deceased.


AMENDED NOTICE OF
c3/03,10/05c ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the;
COURT OF estate of AUDREY MA'Y
JUDICIAL THOMPSON, deceased, is'
AND FOR pending in the Circuit Court
COUNTY, for Gadsden County, Floridae
Probate Division, the address'
of which is Gadsden County
-CAB Courthouse, Quincy, Florida4
with a mailing address of Post
FINANCIAL, Office Box 1649, Quincyo
Florida, 32353. The estate is
intestate. The name andc
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LEGAL NOTICE

Gadsden Mini Storage wil be,
having a sale on the following
units, March 2, 2005, for non-
payment of rent.

B-051 Ninia Baker
N-538 Gloria Banks
D-118 Temeka Barnes
G-205 Victor'Betts
0-575 Patricia Bums
M-Y Stanley Dixon
0-563 Denaviyonce Edwards
J-293 Susie Harris
P-595 Lawrence McGlamory.
P-615 Nancy L. Harvey
0-571 Shirlene Owens
F-145 Roderick Palmer
N-481 Andrea Price
Q-657 Jose M. Rangel
P-599 Sigrid Smart
L-431 Debra Walker
M-441 Annie Ward
02/24/05d


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

cont. on pg B6'


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B6 Ga sden County Times February 24, 2005


Obituaries

Willie Baker
Willie James Baker, 78, of Tampa, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at
Tampa General Hospital. He was a native of Gadsden. Services were at 1
p.mn. Saturday, Feb. 19 at St. Hebron AME Church with burial at St. Hebron
Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his sister, Ada Williams of Quincy; goddaughter Lou
Brooks of Tampa, and three grandchildren.

Joseph Booth
Joseph Booth, 91, of Quincy, died on Sunday,
February 20, 2005 at home. A native of Gadsden
he was a member of Peace MB Church. Services .
will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Peace MB .
Church with the Rev. Alvin Bush officiating, and
burial in the Booth Family cemetery. Visitation is
from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral ..
IHome, who has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Inez B. Booth of
Quincy; four daughters, Nellie Graham and i'
,Dorothy Hodges of Quincy, Lois Richardson and
Vivian Booth of Tallahassee; two sons, Richard
Anderson of Quincy, and Larry Booth of Sneads;
and 13 grandchildren.



A.W. Haire
A.W. Haire, 73, of Balsam, NC, died on Wednesday, February 16, 2005,
in Tallahassee. He was. a native of Flat Creek Community. Graveside serv-
ices were Saturday, Feb. 19 at Flat Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Harold
Dean officiating. McClellan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Phillips of Balsam; sons, Michael
G. Haire of Tallahassee, and Audie William Haire, Jr. of Concord, NC;
daughter, Bamala (B.J.) Haire Harrell of Quincy; brother Johnny William
Haire, Jr. of Reston Community; five stepchildren, seven grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, eight step great-grandchil-
dren, and four step great-great-grandchildren.


Melinese Johnson
Melinese Johnson, 57, of Quincy, died inn
Wednesday, February 16, 2005, in Tallahassee..
native of Gadsden, she was a member of Salem
AME Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Feb. 26 at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy with buIr-
ial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3
to 8 p.m. Friday at Bradwell Mortuary, who has
charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Sanders
of Greensboro; her father, Matthew Beckworth of
Jacksonville; two brothers, Johnnie C. Johnson of
Greensboro, and Willie J. Johnson of Quincy; and
one grandchild.


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Rebecca Pollock
Rebecca Pollock, 89, of Quincy, died on i
Monday, February 21, 2005, at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Jackson
county. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb
28 at Antioch M.B. Church with Minister Lind.i .
Blackshear-Smith officiating, and burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunda\,. -
Feb. 27 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Williams Funeral
Home, who has charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Willie James (Annie
Ruth) Pollock of Jacksonville; three daughter .
Patsy Jacobs and Elaine (Arthur) Brewington of
Quincy, and Melinda Harris of Tallahassee; nine
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Janet L. Ray
Janet L. Ray, 51, of Quincy, died on Friday, February 18, 2005. A native
of Gadsden, she worked at George Monroe school for 25 years. Memorial
service was Monday, Feb. 21 at Independent Funeral Home, who had
charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
She is survived by her son, Jesse (Beth) Ray of Quincy; daughter, Stacy
Ray of Cornelia, GA; her father, Bob Baker of Quincy; brothers, Jerry
Baker of Panama City, and Tommy (Sandy) Baker of Quincy; and two
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Baker.



(nrrti n St. Stephens Black


In last week's story regarding the
'Hip-Hoppin' ABCs' the Director of
Pre-K/Headstart was incorrectly
identified. Vickie Stegall is the
Director. Cynthia'Hayes-Riley is a
Pre-K Resource teacher. We apolo-
gize for the error.


history program
St. Stephens Primitive Baptist
Church, 472 Williams Rd. in Gretna
invites the public to their Black
History program. Service will begin
at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27. The speaker
for the occasion will be Sheriff
Morris A. Young. Elder Harry M.
Cloud is pastor.


News of Record
Gadsden County Sheriff's arrest
report for Feb. 22:
Homer Jackson-attempted sale of
crack cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and resisting w/o vio-
lence; David White-vehicle theft,
flee attempt to elude, NVDL, stolen
vehicle tag and obstruct w/o vio-
lence; Johnny Powell-VOP/sexual
battery 2 cts (Leon Co.); Latravis
Brown-VOP/burglary of dwelling;
Bish Frost-armed robbery, grand
theft and aggravated assault
w/firearm; Charlie Martin-armed
robbery and grand theft; Yvette
Jackson-armed robbery and grand
theft.
Ray Simmons-robbery and aggra-
vated assault; Terrell Bradwell-pos-
session of firearm by convicted
felon and possession of a short bar-
rel shotgun; Demetric Bradwell-pos-
session of firearm by a convicted
felon; Renwrick Nelson-grand theft
auto; Clarence Ash-PWBC 2 cts;
Stacy Henderson-VOP/grand theft;
Tony Bostick-admended VOP/sexu-
al act w/child; Jimmie Taylor-
VOP/sale of cocaine and possession
of a controlled substance with intent
to sell; Ether Scott-VOP/aggravated
battery w/deadly weapon.


Spiritual Starlettes

24th anniversary
The Spiritual Starlettes Gospel
Singers will' celebrate their 24th
anniversary Feb. 25-27. On Friday
the anniversary will commence at
Oak Grove AME Church in the Oak
Grove Community at 7 p.m. with a
musical program.
On Saturday night at 7 p.m. and
Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. it will
continue at Peace Missionary
Baptist Church in Gretna with musi-
cal programs by choirs and groups
from in and around the Big Bend
area.
On Sunday morning at 11 a.m. the
sermon will be delivered by the Rev.
James Wilcox, Pastor of Ebenezer
MB Church in Starke, with music
provided by The Walker Family.
Invited guest groups include
Dorothy Brown and the Gospel
Interpreters, the Dynamic Three, the
Holy Wonders, the New Gospel
Wheels, First Community Gospel
Singers of Quincy, the Harmonaires
of Sawdust, the Spiritual Voices of
Ft. Myers, the Nagpo Gospel Choir
of St. Petersburg, the Cuyler Family
of Winter Haven, the Sensational
Royalites of Orlando, Mt. Horeb
Male Chorus, Rockhill Male
Chorus, Bethelem Gospel Singers,
Sthe Voices of Joy of Tallahassee, the
Glory Train Special of Dothan, the
Soul Consolators and the Taylor
Family of Albany, GA, the Gospel
Juibilives and the Traveling Angels
of Cottondale, Dea. Charles
Peterson & The Tones of Harmony
and New Galilee MB Church choir
of Marianna, the Jones Family of
Havana, the Golden Echoes of
Attapulgus, and many others.
For more information, please call
Hattie Blackshear at 875-2359 or
Gladys Britt at 875-4046.

Singing Regals

homecoming sing
The Singing Regals Homecoming
sing will be Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the
Thomas Memorial Recreation
Center, 111 W. Washington St. in
Quincy, featuring the Gann
Brothers, the Diamond Band, Craig
Edwards, and the Singing Regals.
Admission is free. Hot dogs, cokes,
coffee and cake will be available.


Church N)4e


Mt. Zion Church news
Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church
meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. for'
Bible study and youth teaching
service.
The Senior Choir will rehearse on
Thursday at 7 p.m.
The church will participate in the
Black History parade Saturday with
two units: the Matrons Society and
the Youth Department.
Church School Sunday morning at
9:30 a.m. On Sunday at 11 a.m. the
church will observe Black History
Day with a special program. All
members and friends are asked to
dress in African attire if they desire
to do so. "Continuing the Dream of
Dr. Martin L. King" is the theme.
The clothes closet and food pantry
is available for those needing this
service. Please call 627-8442 for
assistance.
Intercessary prayer each Monday
and Tuesday at 12 noon.

New Birth Church news
New Birth Non-Denomination
Church, Pastor Elder Eddie
Richardson welcomes all to their
services at 11 a.m the 1st, 2nd and
3rd Sundays, to 10 a.m. Sunday
School every Sunday, and 7 p.m.
Bible teaching and prayer meeting
on Wednesday nights.
The will have their Black History
program on Feb. 27.

New Life Deliverance
Ministries activities
New Life Deliverance Ministries
is having Family and Friends' Day
service on March 6 at 9 a.m. in the
Tallahassee location (848-B
Blountstown Hwy.), and 11:30 a.m.
in the Bainbridge location (115
Lynwood Dr.).
On March 5th they are hosting a
fish fry fund raiser at Fred's in
Quincy, 1323 Crawford St. There
will also be a car wash the same day
at Pizza Hut in Quincy, 1606 W.
Jefferson. These are to support the
Women's Outreach Ministry and the
Tina Foundation which supplies aid
to the homeless, hungry, abused
families and children, and the termi-
nally ill. You support is greatly
appreciated. For more information
contact Rose Dawson at 627-3871
or Katina Gonzalez at 875-2280.

Peace Missionary Baptist
The Pinebloom Missionary
Baptist Association's Youth.
Convention will be hosted March'
17-19 by the Peace Missionary
Baptist Church in Gretna, where'
Rev. Alvin Bush, Sr. is the pastor.
Thursday night will be a parade of
choirs; Friday night will be the
opening session. Saturday at 1 p.m.
the annual Teen Pageant will be
held. Services will conclude
Saturday evening at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Monday March 21-Friday March
25 from a.m. until 12 noon will be
Vacation Bible School. Lunch will
be served. All youth interested in
participating must obtain and sub-
mit a parental consent/release form
to the Youth Director, Evang.
Kimberly Crews, PO Box 97,
Gretna, FL 32332-0097. Contact
Evang. Crews or Deacon Charles
Crews at 627-0474, or Mother
Harriet Bush at 856-9018. The
young and young-at-heart are wel-
come to attend.
Saturday, Feb. 26 and March 5 at


11 a.m. is Youth Choir rehearsal. All
choir members and parents who
have not received their CD and
lyrics for rehearsal, please contact
the Youth Director.
Bro. Christopher Bush and
Deacon Crews are recruiting men,
young and old, for the Peace
Missionary Baptist Church Male
Chorus. You do not have to be a
member of the church to participate.
Contact Bro. Bush or Deac. Crews
at 627-0474. Rehearsals will
resume Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the
church sanctuary.
All members who plan to attend
the Nashville trip to Silver Springs
Baptist Church should advise
Mother Bush as soon as possible.
Worship services are every first
and third Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
Sunday School is every first and
third Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Prayer
meeting and Bible study are held
every Monday night at 7 p.m.

Clothes, food giveaway
Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., will be a free clothes/food
giveaway and more sponsored by
Whosoever Will House of Prayer
and Christian Center, located at 152
Green Ave, in Greensboro. For fur-
ther information, please contact Sis.
Britney Wright at 850-345-8413 or
850-442-6260.


Second Elizabeth
The SEMBC Youth Ministry will
participate in the Black History
Parade on Saturday morning. All
participants meet at the lineup at
9:15 to collect your parade material.
SEMBC will host its annual Black
History Program on Sunday morn-
ing at 11 a.m. The.pseaker for this
occasion will be Pastor Charles
Burney. Guests and members are
asked to please dress in African
attire.

Trinity Deliverance and
Restoration Center
Easter Awakening Celebration
beginning with the parade March
25. Lineup at 3 p.m. at Wards Lot.
March-26th festival-on-the-square-
beginning at 12 p.m. March 27th
Sunrise service on the square at 9'
a.m. If you would like to participate
in any of these events please contact
Pastor Bonnie at 850-627-2484.
Pastor Donald Battles and congre-
gation from Divine Faith Ministries
of Jonesboro, GA, will be rendering
service locally April 5 at 7 p.m.
Everyone is invited. Pastor Battles
is the Georgia/Florida regional
director of World Harvest
Ministerial Fellowship and was
armor bearer for Pastor Rod Parsely
of Columbis, OH.
Services for TD&RC are every.
Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday Bible
study 7 p.m. Please feel free to
attend any of these services.


Whosoever Will
Black History program
Whosoever Will House of Prayer
and Christian Center, Inc. invites
the public to their Black History
program on Sunday, Feb. 27 at
11:30 a.m. The church is located at
152 Green Avenue in Greensboro.
Special guest is Pastor Gloria
McCrea of Walking By Faith in
Tallahassee. Their various min-
istries will be demonstrating, their
talents through drama, dance, praise
and worship. For more information
please call 850-442-6260.


World Day

of Prayer
There will be a World Day of
Prayer service held at 12:00 noon
on March 4 at the Shelfer Chapel of
Centenary Methodist Church in
Quincy. The theme of the 2005
service is, Let Your Light Shine.
The offering will go to Literacy
Volunteers of Gadsden County.
Everyone is invited to attend.


Youth appreciation

day at Mt. Olive
The Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist
Youth Department will -hold its
annual Youth Appreciation Day
Sunday, Feb. 27 starting in Sunday
School with Bible Trivia. The guest
speaker for the 11 a.m. service will
be Min. Troy Walker. The church is
located at 703 4th St. in Quincy.
Everyone is invited to join in cele-
brating the youth.

Magnolia Field Day at
NFREC-Quincy March 10
Growers, landscapers, Master
Gardeners and other plant lovers are
invited to attend-a Magnolia Field
Day on Thursday, March 10, from
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the
UF/IFAS North Florida Research
and Education Center (NFREC) in
Quincy.
The Field Day will showcase over
120 magnolias, many of which
shouldd be iii full bloom. Facult-y,
staff and Master Gardener volun-
teers will give guided tours and pro-
vide commentary about growth,
flowering, landscape use, propaga-
tion, and production. Participants at
the Field Day can earn 4 CEUs for
FNGLA's professional certification
programs.
Walking tours of the Magnolia
Garden will start at 1 p.m. and 3
p.m. Indoor presentations about
magnolias will be given in the May
Building Seminar Room at 2:15
p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Call (850) 875-7100, extension 0,
or visit http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu to
pre-register or for more informa-
tion. Registration is free before
March 9 and $5 on March 10.


Mt. Moriah's
Annual Black History Program
Black History, The True Story Not Told
S Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
Mount Moriah First Missionary Baptist Church
? ,302 South Tenth Street, Quincy, Florida 32351


SSpeaker: Minister Sterling George
The entire community is invited.
Wear your African attire.

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SI I LGAL


FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,

LEGALS from B5

FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-65-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF ROLAND
ALBERT HOWELL,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ROLAND ALBERT
HOWELL, deceased, whose
date of death was December
26, 2004, and whose Social
Security Number is 258-44-
0494, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gadsden
County Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida 32351, with a mailing
address of Post Office Box
1649, Quincy, FL 32353. The
name and address of the per-


sonal representatives and the
personal representatives'
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, 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 SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH


ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice is February
24, 2005.

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

Co p e r s o n a l
Representatives:
BEVERLY HOWELL
WILLIAMS
2933 Bluefield Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32309
DON HOWELL
2906 Windstone Circle
Marietta, GA 30062
02/24&03/03/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 05-65-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF ROLAND
ALBERT HOWELL,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
'TION

The administration of the
estate of ROLAND ALBERT
HOWELL, deceased, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy, Florida
32351, with a mailing'address
of Post Office Box 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353. The estate
is testate and the date of the
decedent's Will and any
Codicils are March 7, 1988.
The name and address of the
personal representatives and


the personal representatives'
attomey are set forth below.
All interested persons on
whom a copy of this Notice of
Administration is served must
object to the validity of the will
(or any codicil), qualifications
of the personal representa-
tives, venue, or jurisdiction of
this court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting
relief in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rules, WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THE OBJECTING PER-
SON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
-TIONS ARE FOREVER
BARRED.
Any person entitled to
exempt property is required to
file a Petition for determina-
tion of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT
TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any per-
son entitled to elective share
isrequired to file an election to
take elective share WITHIN


THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
CLAIM AN ELECTIVE
SHARE IS DEEMED
WAIVED.

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

Co personal
Representatives:
BEVERLY HOWELL
WILLIAMS
2933 Bluefield Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32309

DON HOWELL
2906 Windstone Circle
Marietta, GA 30062
02/24&03/03/05c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL


CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 05-51-CPA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF AUDREY
LEONA PEAVY,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION

The administration of the
estate of AUDREY LEONA
PEAVY, deceased, Case
Number 05-51-CPA, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box
1649, Quincy, Florida, 32351-
5649. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and the
Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this


notice is served who have
objections that challenge the
validity of the Will, the qualifi-
cations of the Personal
Representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST. PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
the Decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months
after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file
their claim with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
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 Decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 24,
2005.

Attorney for Personal
Representative
J.C. O'Steen
2900 Park Avenue East, Suite
A
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
850-877-1028
2/24&3/03/05c
Personal Representative
HAROLD PATRICK FAIR-
CLOTH
503 Chieftain Court
Woodstock, Georgia 30188
2/24&3/03/05c


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7B February 24, 2005 Gadsden County Times


Juvenile Justice Council meeting Tuesday

The Gadsden County Juvenile Justice Council will hold its regu-
lar meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2:00 p.m. at the Edward J. Butler
-Building, (Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners Build-
ing), UPSTAIRS conference room, located at 9-B East Jefferson
Street, (across from the Courthouse). The meeting is open and the
-public is invited to attend.
For more information contact Angela Burgess, Chairperson, at
(850) 980-2157 or Brook M. Francis, Partnership Coordinator, at
(850) 222-0046.
Call to artists, Fall Arts Festival returns

The City of Gainesville Department of Cultural Affairs is current-
ly seeking artist for the 24th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
Nov. 12 and 13. Approximately 250 of the nation's finest artists will
display and sell works in ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry,
mixed media, paintings, photography, scuplture, wearables and
wood. All artist will display their work and compete for more than
$14,000 in cash prizes and $4,000 in purchase awards to be distrib-


uted during the show. Appications for the show are available by re-
quest or online at www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. Application deadline is
May 20.

Quincy Garden Club theatre dinner

The Quincy Garden Club will be hosting a dinner opening weekend
of the Quincy Music Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar
on Saturday, Feb. 26. Wine and other beverages will be served at 5:45
p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 6:15 p.m. in the main
house of the Quiincy Garden Center.
Please call 627-2437 for dinner reservations by Thursday, Feb. 24
at 5 p.m. Tickets for the theatre production at 8 p.m. are purchased
separately from the box office at 875-9444.

Clean up day at Sycamore Community Cemetery

Saturday, March 5, starting around 8 a.m. Bring your own work-
ing tools such as rakes, tubs, lawn mowers, chain saws and other
tools. Come on out and help, and enjoy visiting old friends.


Pilau lunch will be served around noon, everyone is invited to
stay. In case of rain clean up will be March 12. Donations may be
sent to treasurer Glenda McPherson, 672 Middle Creek Rd, Quincy,
FL 32351.

Day of Dance for Heart Health Saturday

Day of Dance for Heart Health, presented by the Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital Spirit of Women Health Network and Florida
A&M University, will be held on Saturday, February 26 from 9:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at FAMU. Dance demon-
strations, health screenings and giveaways highlight this unique
event. A special feature will be the appearance of two nationally rec-
ognized dietitians, Roniece Weaver and Fabiola Demps Gaines, au-
thors of The New Soul Food Cookbook for People With Diabetes. A
panel of experts will also be on hand to address health issues. FREE.
For more information, call 850.431.CARE (2273).

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Baha'is are dedicated to:
The Adoration of One God and the
Reconciliation of all Major Religions:
Appreciation for the Diversity and Nobility
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Race on what you qualify: A new pro-
cedure NASCAR will use this weekend at
California Speedway and several other
stops this season. Qualifying will take place
Saturday, and cars will be impounded
afterward with teams not allowed to make
changes before the race.

Just the Stats
NASCA!r I~]R POINTSLEADER


Nextel Cup
1 Jeff Gordon 185"
2. Kurt Busch 170
3 Dale Eamhardt Jr. 170
4. Scott Riggs 160
5. Jimmle Johnson 160
6. Tony Stewart 156
7 Mar Martin 150
8. Sterling Marlin .142
9. Kevin Lepage 138
10. Rusty Wallace 134
11. Ellort Sadler 130
12. Joe Nemechek 129
13. Carl Edwards 127
14. Dave Blaney 121
15 DaleJarrett 118
16. Kyle Petty 117

18. Mike Bliss 109
19. Ryan Newmah 108
20. Travis Kvapil 106


Busch Series

2. Kevin Harvick 170
3 Dale Eamhardt Jr. 170
4. Martin Truex Jr. 160
5.KaseyKahne.. 155
6. Robby Gordon 150
7. Greg Bifle 147
8. Michael Waltrip 146
9. Cal Edwards 139
10. Reed Sorenson 138
11 Bobby Hamilton 130
12. Clint Bowyer 127
13 Ashton Lewis 124
14. Joe Nemechek 121
15 Mike Wallace 118
16. Paul Menard 117

18. Justin Labonte 109
19. Randly,LaJoie 106
20. J.J. Yeley 103


Racing

This Week


Auto Club 500
* Where: California Speedway
(Fontana, Calif.)
* When: Feb. 27,2 p.m.
* On the air: Fox
* Distance: 250 laps, 500 miles
* Track qualifying record: Ryan
Newman, 187.432 mph, April 28,
2002
* Track race record: Jeff Gordon,
155.012 mph, June 22, 1997
* 2004 winner: Jeff Gordon

California Speedway


Turn 2


* Track: 2-mile, D-shaped oval
* Banking: 14 degrees

BUSch Series
Race: Stater Bros 300 (Califoria
Speedway)
When: Feb. 26,5:30 p.m.
On the air: FX


Who's Hot: Jimmie
Johnson. Two visits to the
NASCAR hauler aside, he
enjoyed very strong
Speedweeks Bud Shootout
win, No. 2 qualifier and fifth in
the 500.


Who's Not: Kevin
Harvick. He left Daytona
International Speedway with
fewer friends after triggering a
large wreck in a qualifying race.


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displeased with a maneuver by
Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet on
a Lap 188 restart during the
Daytona 500.


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