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Group Title: Gadsden County Times
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ASPOOKY
GOOD TIME...
'taff Writer and part time
Author Byron Spires takes
tus on a thrilling Halloween
Journey this week. Read all
about the Phantom of the
Springs, set right here in
Quincy.


Also inside...
SHavana annexes.................Page 3
Gdsden drug busts...........Page 3
Dean Mitchell in film.........Page 2
Gadsden 'Speaks Out' on
11omestic violence...............Page 9
School board Page 9
.David Watson a winner on the
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:iurn clocks- back!
And don't forget.turn your
-clocks back one hour Saturday
night. Daylight Savings Time
ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Church thief

believed

caught
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A Havana man, Lindale Lee, 35,
was arrested Saturday on a parole
violation, but Gadsden County
authorities believe he is the same
person who burglarized several
churches in the county recently.
SMajor James Morgan said a
woman walking her dog called the
sheriff's office to report that she had
found a safe. When officers went to
See CHURCH THIEF on page 9


Quincy in



cash pinch



once again


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
The City of Quincy again faces
some financial woes.


Fire!


Interim finance
director Christie
Joyner told city
commissioners
Tuesday night that
* a letter of credit of
$750,000 for the
city had been
approved by Capi-
tal City Bank.'She
added that a.pay-
ment plan had also
been worked out


from a cash flow problem the city is
currently having, City Attorney Jacl
McLean said. M c L e a n
explained after the meeting that for-
mer city finance director Neva Reed


had closed out the
city's books on Sep-
tember 30. Reed, he:
said, paid all of the"
city's bills at one time
instead of spreading
them out over the
month.
McLean said that the
commissioners were
not happy with the.
city's cash fldw prob-
lem when they were


with the city's electricity provider, told last week.
Progress Energy. 'The city had to dip into its reserves
The loan and payment plan stem See QUINCY on Page 11


Brown: hospital


accreditation


news 'not good'


Flames destroy
Quincy house
.On the,first day that temperatures dipped into
the 40s this fall, an early afternoon fire com-
pletely destroyed a Quincy historic home.
The house at the corer of West Jefferson and
Tenth Streets began burning Tuesday, around 2
p.m. The fire started from smoldering ashes in
the fireplace that re-ir;icl. ,iremen said.
The two-alarm fire took more than an,hour to
extinguish as brisk winds kept the blaze moving.
No one was hurt in the fire. A man who lived
in the home was there alone when the fire started
r i and was able to escape
uninjured. The damage
\ as. estimated at
$70,000.
Fire Chief Howard
Snuth cautioned citizens
to be extra careful with
fireplaces and space
heaters. Just last week,
the. tfire department,
ihich is less than a mile
t from the home, held a
free open house and dis-
S tribute information on
-... fire prevention.


Sby ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Last week the Joint Commission
on Accreditation, a private health
care organization that judges hospi-
tals and makes recommendations on
whether facilities remain open, was
in Gadsden County.
Alma Jones, the administrator at
Gadsden Community Hospital, had
no comment except to say the visit
was only a follow-up to a visit in
December when the organization
gave its initial approval.
A lot may have changed since
December because Marlon Brown,
the county manager, said a prelimi-


nary denial of accreditation may not
be.far off if the current management
company, Ashford Healthcare,
remains at the helm.
"They are saying that the hospital
is not in full compliance and that
there exist conditions that pose a
threat to patients. Now, that could be
anything from an issue of finances
to supplies," Brown said.
Nevertheless, the local board of
directors, a group of local citizens,
has been meeting in recent months
to take the necessary steps to oper-
ate the hospital if Ashford Health-
care decides to leave.
Brown said the Agency for Health
See HOSPITAL on Page 11


LaSalle Leffall gives thanks for his Gadsden roots


Esteemed cancer surgeon,
author, philanthropist
honored by FAMU, Gadsden

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
He accepted all of the accolades and kind words
from elected officials and just plain folk, but in
Ihe end, it was the people of Gadsden County that
:LaSalle Leffall, Jr., M.D. thanked. "I've had a lot
iof help along the way," he told an audience of
mostly medical care givers and a few childhood
friends, during a special meeting and book sign-
ing last Friday afternoon..
SLeffall was honored by Florida A & M Univer-
sity during Homecoming weekend. He also used
'the opportunity to unveil his new autobiography,
L4'No Boundaries" A Cancer Surgeon's Odyssey."


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He said he could never forget where he came
from and how gracious the people of Gadsden
County were to his mother, the late Martha J.
Leffall. Despite his best efforts to encourage his
mother to move nearer him and his sister Delores,
their mother remained in Quincy, calling it home.
The Leffall children established a scholarship
in the name of their parents for students from
Gadsden County. To date, 73 local students have
been awarded scholarships in various amounts
totaling more than $100,000.
Leffall recalled a young lady in his class at
Stevens High School. "She was one of the
smartest people I ever knew. But she had to drop
out of school to work so she could help the fam-
ily. I often think of what she could have become
and what she could have contributed if she had
been able to attend college. I don't want that to
happen to another student," he said.
Despite his hectic schedule: a morning convo-
cation at FAMU, noon book signing, meeting
with FAMU healthcare teachers, and a black-tie


gala Friday night, he carved out time to come to
Quincy to hear about the state of health' care in
Gadsden County.
Jerry Wynn, director of the county's public
health department, said the county is helping,
more people and has programs in place now that
focus on prevention. "We're excited about the
things that are going on here and happy to report
that Gadsden County is on the move," he said.
Sherrie VanLandingham, representing the
Gadsden County Health Council, presented Lef-
fall with a document outlining future plans for
comprehensive health care in the county. He
promised to read it and made recommendations.
County Commission Chairman Ed Dixon pre-
sented Lefall with a plaque after some good-
natured joking about an article that appeared in a
regional newspaper. In presenting the plaque
Dixon said that the goal of Gadsden County is to
produce more LaSalle Leffalls. "He's the kind of
man who does things that count and doesn't stop
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From canvas to the camera: Dean Mitchell, the documentary


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

:. internationally acclaimed artist
:Dean Mitchell came home last
-Wednesday for a few hours.
'Mitchell was here with Tony
'Cacioppo and Steve Alpert to con-
tinue filming the documentary on
his life, "Dean Mitchell: The Mak-
ing of a Master".
I Filmiig took place at Mr. Ernest
Pecan Shop on West Crawford
Street and at Mitchell's childhood
-home on Laura Street. The trip
-bome, Mitchell lives in Overland
-Park, Kansas on the outskirts of
tKansas City, was two-fold. He also
attended a one-man' sho" at the
I arnna Civic Center in Panama City
to raise funds for the documentary.
S"We're about 80 percent along in
4ur shooting but not far enough
*long in the fundraising." Alperi
;aid. The one-hour documentary
3 il be distributed to schools and;
bho% n on public television. Plans:
.4re in the works. for a fundraiser in
5uinc\ in earl. 2006 to help defra\
he cost of the documentary.
~i lchell plans to donate a painting
wikoard the effort. Contributions
St\\ ard the completion of the docu-
lrentarv can be made to: Artworks
lMedia LLC, 61 Campbell Stieet,
New Hyde Park, NY 11040.


She taught me not to depend on any-
one. She always told me that I had to
'do for myself' because the world
doesn't owe you anything."
Standing in front of his childhood
home and remembering his life
there became emotional for


Mitchell. "They weren't sad memo-
ries, just memories," he said.
Mitchell recently contributed
$8,000 to the American Red Cross
Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
Known for his watercolors of New
Orleans' French Quarter, he donated


10 percent of the sales from a one-,
man exhibition and sale at The Red';
Piano Art Gallery of Hilton Head,!
SC, which closed October 12. Over;
half of that exhibition included sub-,
jects from the French Quarter.


Photo by Alice DuPont
Quincy native Dean Mitchell tells about his childhood in front of the
home where he grew up. Mitchell, who has established himself as an
artist, is the subject of a documentary being filmed partially in Quincy.


"Dean

Mitchell:


The

ofA


Making ,

Master

Mitchell
catches up
on old
times with
former
high school
classmate
Quincy.
Mayor
Sherrie
Taylor.


Photo by
Alice
DuPont


Because he travels extensively,
Mitchell said it is difficult to spend
much time visiting old friends and
faonu in Quincy. He got a plejaant
surprise on this visit when Quincy
Mayor Sherrie Taylor spotted to
filming crew\ and stopped to say hel-
lo. "\\e \\ere good friend' jnd class-
mates in high schoolI." Mitchell said,
"the Clis. tof 75 '
During the filming Mitchell talked
about growing up in Quincy and the
education he received. from his
grandmother, Marie Mitchell. "My
grandmother taught me so much.

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Havana manager warns of rising energy cost


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer


Havana town council members
were forewarned that utility bills
may rise this winter.
"On the electricity side you are
going to see an increase and on the
gas side you are going to see an
increase," town manager Susan
reiden said.
Freiden said that over the past
ew weeks indications were that
'nergy prices were going up. She
raid that the recent hurricanes had
:played a role in the supply of natu-
ral gas.
The city has bought ahead against
lower prices, but that will not be
enough to stop the rising cost for
residents. She said that the billing WS/ .
department has sent.out stuffers in
this month's bills giving residents
an idea of what may be in the Howard McKinnon was welcomed
future. That future, she said, was Havana's finance director and tov
about a 30 percent rise in utility Havana Library Thursday Nov. 17
!cost. at 7 p.m. The workshop, Freiden
SAlthough there is little that can said, will feature Lee Jones, energy
be done about the rising cost of expert with the City of Tallahassee
energy, Freiden said city residents as speaker.
could start conserving the energy In addition, Freiden said that
hey use. To help the resi- the city is offering free energy
tJents learn, about conserving audits of residents' homes as
energy the city is sponsoring a .another way to help their utility
energy Tips Workshop at the customers conserve.


Circuses and street closing at

by BYRON SPIRES scrapped for the livestock pavilion.
Times Staff Writer Cunningham also received per-
mission to pursue a football bowl
Requests.for a parade, a circus, a game between the East Gadsden and
bolI game and closing part King West Gadsden teams. The only
Stree tfor Halloween were at the top problem, he said, was that both
ot Quincy city commissioner's teams would have to have .500 or
"things to do list" Tuesday night. better seasons for the FSHAA to
East Gadsden High School approve the bowl. He said the event
requested and received permission, would be named the Mack Lee Hill
from commissioners to hold its Bowl in honor of one of Quincy's
annual Homecoming Parade in former professional football players
'.Quincy. The parade will be Friday, who passed away several years ago.
No\. 4, starting at 4 p.m. The route' Commissioners "approved the
:will start at Stewart Street and travel closing of King Street from Stewart
: along King Street to Adams Street, Street to 13th Street Monday, Hal-
:then Washington and back to Stew- loween night, from 6 p.m. until 8
:iart Street. p.m. Police Chief Gerald
Recreation Director Reginald McSwain told commissioners that
Cunningham received permission to over the past two years there has
solicit the. use of the. Bill Irnman been an increase in the number of
Li'e'stock Paxillion as a posTible "Trik-ourTreaters" along King
location to hold a recreation depart- Street and there was some concern
Smren-'.ponsored circus with tigers, about the safety of the children.
:elephants and other animal and McSwain said even though most of
:human acts. the children and parents stayed on
| Cunningham stumbled some in his the sidewalk, there were a lot of
!presentation and asked at first to use people crossing the streets in that
Ithe Joe Ferolito Recreation Center area.
Efor the circus. He said that the circus One resident, Gia Howell, agreed
Ihas used other such buildings with McSwain and said that last
before. Two commissioners, Mayor year she saw several near misses as
'Sherrie Taylor and Derrick Elias, speeding cars passed by the chil-
both objected to the recreation cen- dren.
ter. saying that the limited access McSwain will have cars parked
Should create a potential hazard if at both ends of the street with lights
one of rh'uanmnials x"ere to escape. flashing, and officers as well as the
)The use of the rccre.aic.n center was PD's bike patrol on duty that night.


d to his first official meeting as
wn clerk, photo by Byron Spires
One note of interest Freiden
told the council concerned the
town's natural gas. In the
past, Freiden said, it had been
much cheaper to use gas for water
heaters. Now she said with the nat-
ural gas prices rising the cost is
about the- same as electricity;
In other business:
Freiden welcomed Howard


McKinnon to his first council
meeting as the town clerk and
town's financial director.
* Tommy Fletcher representing
OMI presented the council with
three awards the city had earned
due to top performances of the
water departments.
* Council members approved the
annexation of 4.45 acres of land
into the Town of Havana. The
property is part of a housing devel-
opment being built in Havana by
Premier Builders.
* The council approved two resolu-
tions to remove certain nuisances
from two residential properties.
The resolutions will allow the
town to clean up the property and
charge the land owner. If the
charges are not paid the town will
assess a lien against the property.
* The council approved a procla-
mation declaring November
National Hospice Month.
* The council adopted an agree-
ment with Talquin Electric Coop-
erative establishing Havana's and
TEC's service areas. The agree-
ment is for 15 years.
* Freiden told the council that the
paving along US Highway 27
through Havana would start in
approximately 30 days, adding that'
she has talked to the State and that
considerations for the town's mer-
chants is a top priority and the con-
tractor understood the problem.


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In other business:
* City attorney Jack McLean told
commissioners that All-Tech had
created 14 jobs so far, and that The
Florida Department of Commerce
was.ready to sign off on the grant.
McLean said that All-Tech had meet
the DOC's requirement.
The good news, he said was that
the City of Quincy was off the hook
for $395,000. There are other issues
between All-Tech and the city, but
those will be worked out at a later'
date.
* The commission heard a report
from purchasing officer Antonio
Jefferson at the request of commis-
sioner Andy Gay concerning H D
Plastics. H D Plastics had been on
schedule to start construction at the


city's business park on Joe Adam's
Road. Jefferson said the date had
been moved up until March or April,
and was still dependent on an eco-
nomic development grant for
$750,000. Jefferson said the city
was still waiting on the grant appli-
cation.
* The commission approved the pur-
chase of approximately 85 acres
along Tanyard Creek for $149,000,
from Engelhard Corporation. The
land will be used as part of the Tan-
yard Creek Park and is being paid
for out of theFlorida Communities
Trust fund.
* The commissioners awarded nine
more houses to contractors for the
current CDBG housing rehabilita-
tion grant.


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Two caught in drug busts


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
James Colston of Midway should
have never been caught by law
enforcement officers for drugs. The
man had, in his possession, books
and magazines that showed him not
only how to grow marijuana, but
how not to get caught doing it. But
Colson got busted last week after he
sold marijuana to an undercover
agent at his Midway home on Law-
son Lane.
"Located in his front yard were
marijuana plants that Colston was


distribute marijuana along with
seeds and an assortment of plastic
bags. Colston was charged with cul-
tivation and possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute, and is cur-
rently in the county jail.
In a separate incident Reginald
"Pee-Wee" Chandler, who lives at
677 Palmer Road in Midway, was
arrested and charged with sale and
possession with intent to distribute
marijuana, possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, and maintain-
ing a dwelling where drugs are sold,
stored, and consumed.
Acting on a warrant, after under-


Sheriff Morris Young with table full of drug bust marijuana


cultivating. He appeared to have been
growing marijuana for several years
and had become %ery efficient at it.
The marijuana that Colston was
selling and growing was considered
high grade duet to the buds h:i\ ing
no seeds and stems. It was very
expensive and hard to find on the
street," according of Sgt. Jim
Corder of the GCSO. The street
value of the marijuana was esti-
mated at $3,000.
During a search of the trailer,
deputies found 18 gallon-sized zip
lock bags containing marijuana
packaged for sale. They also found
paraphernalia used to cultivate and







will be


cover buys were made from Chanr
dler, officers searched his trailer arl
out buildingls Fridal nlorningi,
"Deputies located appro\imateLk
I15 gramn of marijuana. se\ oral set
of scales, and an a'ssortmeln of bag
gies commonly used for resale, and
a .22-caliber rifle in the bedroom
closet \ ith several boxes of ammni
nation. Outside, deputies locateZ
s\ceral pieces of equipment an4
tools thai had been reported stolen
from construction sites," Corder
said.
Anyone with information regarding
suspicious or drug activity is asked
to call Sgt. Jim Corder at 875-8841
or 395-4138.





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Victims want to break cycle of domestic violence


iy ALICE DU PONT
timess Editor

His name is Derrick. A young man
if 27 with a wife, and a baby on the
vay. At first glance Derrick looks
ike any other clean cut young man
0oing places in the world. The fact
Is, his future is very bright, it's his
)ast that is dark and was at times
dangerous.
SDerrick is the product of a home
where domestic violence was almost
a daily occurence. Thursday night
Derrick told his story to a group of
about 100 people who had gathered
at the County Courthouse for the
annual Speakout Against Domestic
Violence.
S"I grew up in Peoria, IL. My father
h!d a problem keeping a job, it was
mn mother's fault. My father had a
problem keeping money in his
,pocket, it was my mother's fault. I
recall my father beating my mother
every night," Derrick said. His
brother would hold him at night
while they heard their mother
scream.
As a child, he said, he hated going
home. His childhood was so trau-
matic that he slept with a knife
under his pillow until the age of 20.
The beatings went on
after the family moved
to California. Still, Der-
rick said, his mother
would not leave his "'
father.
"I remember him beat-
ing her and dragging her
up the stairs. Even after
he beat her until she was
unrecognizable, she .
stayed with him. We
went to church all the
time and I would sit
there and see her in the
chior singing about
God. I loved my father
but I was mad at God for
allowing him to beat my
mother," he said..
Other family members
never interfered when
his father beat his Speakers toli
mother. "My uncle once
said--that all women needed to be'
slapped around a little bn,"" he said.
One day, he said, the beating was so
severe his grandfather came over
with a gun. He told my father (his
son) that the beatings had to stop or
oqe of them was going to be killed.
He ended up shooting my father in
the leg," Derrick said.
SHis grandfather handed him the
gun and told him to go ahead and
kill his father. He stood over his
father with the gun in his hand and
fired. But the gun jammed, he tried
again and again, but the gun contin-
ued to misfire. "I left California and
never looked back," he said, chok-
ing back tears.
With his own child on the way
Derrick said he is going to break the
cycle of intergenerational domestic
violence. "The generational curse
stopped with me. I want people to
know how children are impacted by
domestic violence," he said.
Meg Baldwin, newly named exec-
utive director of The Refuge House,
shared alarming domestic violence
statistics with the audience.
Last year 420 people were con-
victed of domestic crimes in Gads-
Sden County. She said The Refuge
House, a shelter for battered women
and children, is nearly full all of the
time. "The effect of these attacks on
.the bodies, minds, and spirits of
women and their children is over-
whelming, and affects healthcare,
women's workplace participation,
and the likelihood that the woman
will have a full and rich life."
A Quincy woman, who lived in an
abusive marriage for the past 24
years, said Thursday's Speakout was
her first. She was particularly
touched by Derrick's testimony
because of her four sons. "I took
:beatings for 24 years. If he came
iome and the house wasn't cleaned
4p to his standards, or the boys did
somethingg in school, or if a teacher
called he beat me," she said. Her
husband was careful never to hit her
'round the boys.


"If we got into an argument and it
;ot heated, he would calm down.
31f:when the children went outside
*r went someplace that's when he
iould beat me. I don't know how
iany times people would tell me
lat I had a good husband, or how
lany times people would see us out
)gether smiling. They just didn't
now because people can't see


Photo by Alice DuPont
A reflective crowd marches around the Gadsden County Courthouse to draw attention to domestic violence.


through walls." she said.
She ne' er \ orke dun-riLn the mar-
ri;ie ind he didn't ~ai. i her o10.
When she tried to .z-o back to- school.
he i:'ld her Io %'. ait until later. He \jas
a c,.-d piro'. ider and paId all ol the
hbil' "He L.I e nme .in aillo ".ance
e'. or .' c k like ',ou di a child After


he beat me he always gave me a lit-
t[e extra money\ or bought me an
expensive outfit "I \\;as looking like
a nullion dollars but I \as broke as
a joke." she said
Still. he taunted her dajl\ tiih the
iact thra e\er.\thing the\ had \\as
his. "-It as ala\s mi\ car. nm\
house im\ furniture
W -a Nothing \\as ever ours If
S he really beat me, he
S would d let me drite his


.- ,' car. The last time he beat
me, he let me dnre the
Scar to take him to work. I
.- .~~i ,i',was muddy and bruised.
h .., but I went back home
& cleaned myself up and
ueft to the Quincy
S pohce nation and filed
charges," she said.
She learned about the
Speakout from the staff
at The Refuge House
or- %here she went for help.
"I was onl going to stay
a lfew minutes but I
ended up sad ing through
the whole thing. I \vas
Pholo b, Alice DuPont happy that I did because
l po erful storie, at "'Speakoutl". .. I found out that I % as not
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that she will live in the house "over
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"Of course I'm afraid. I don't
know what he might do. He has tried
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the beatings and the knowledge that
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We as children of God... we have
to make the difference. We need to
know who Jesus is. His disciples
thought he was a ghost. Who and
what do we think He is? He is a,
deliverer from
Sin of any
nature, a mira-
cle worker, and
a doctor, the
SGreat Physi-




are doing their
utmost. It seems like medical sci-
ence is failing, but there is no fail-
ure in God (Matt. 18:19 KJV,'New
Niv.)."Again I tell you that if two
of you on earth agree about any-
thing you ask for, it will be done
for you by my Father in Heaven.
For where two or three come
together in my name there I am
with them." Do all believe Jesus is
with us? Are-we trusting Him? It's
time for a change. (Psalm 46:10)
Be still and know that I am God.
Our doctors are doing a wonderful
job, but we are still sick and
afflicted. Has God failed when He
said, "I am the Lord that health
thee." It's time for a change.
We need a miracle, over and over
again. Jesus is present at all times.
Is it on God's part (2 Chron. 7:14)
If my peoples which are called by
my name shall humble themselves
and pray, and seeking my face, turn
from their wicked ways, pray, seek
turn. We are praying we say, but are
we seeking his will for our lives,
are we humbling ourselves the way
we should? -
God said, Then will I hear from
Heaven and forgive those who are
to blame for it. Then will I hear
from Heaven, note, and heal the
land we are living in ... a sick
world. Age doesn't matter, we all
must die. Prepare now. Old and
young need to feel the need to draw
nigh to God, and he will draw nigh
to us. There is always room for
improvement. There is no failure in
God. Trials, tribulation, sickness,
pain, suffering, and even death,
Christ is the answer.
If He, God, heard His son, Jesus,
.and raised Lazarus from death to
life, after they showed him the
place where he was buried for days,
He can change our system today.
Whatever the problem, show it to
Jesus. He already knew where
Lazarus was. He still asked them to
show Him where he was laid. He
knows all our problems. He just
wants us to turn it over to Him.
Prayer will work for us, but we
must add faith, and our service for
God, in order for our prayers to be
effective. There is nothing too hard
for God.
When Jesus stilled the stormy sea,
the disciples cried out. What man-
ner of man is this, even the wind
and sea obey him (Matt. 8:27). We
must trust and obey Him. When
Jesus fed five thousand men besides
women and children, with two
fishes and five loaves of bread, He


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used what they already had. Do we
have anything we can present to
Jesus? Yes, we have our heart and
lives (St. John 6:14). We need a
renewal, back to God, revival.
God still works miracles. We must
trust and obey His word in order for
our prayers to be answered. Delight
thyself in the Lord and He will give
us the desires of our heart. Lord,
help us all to have one mind. Let
that be the irund ofChrisi. It was
the youth that had the lunch.
Florence Bradwell

Fifth Sunday Coalition

Buslnes nIictin.e l Oak GroIe
A M E. is Oct. 2,8 a 7:01 p.m.
Fifth Sunday Coalition Fellow-
ship at Oak Grove AME is Oct. 30 at
11:30 a.m. Speaker is Rev. Louisa
Thomas, pastor is Rev. Isiah Cole.
Participants are Oak Grove,
Stewart Temple, Greenshade and
Union Chapel.


Agape Fellowship
Center to honor pastor

The church family will be honor-
ing Pastor Reginald Washington and
First Lady Theresa Washington for
.their dedicated service to God's peo-
ple. Please join us in celebrating
their anniversary. The theme is Pas-
tors Charge Jeremiah 3:15, "And I
will give you Pastors according to
mine heart, which shall feed you
with knowledge and understanding."
Services start at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, with Pastor
Vivian Wilson, I Am Ministries, Tal-
lahassee. Guest 'church, China Hill
MB Church of Havana, James
Sailor, pastor.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, Pastor Stanley
Dixon, Neighborhood Outreach,
Quincy. Guest church, St. John PB
Church, Midway, Elder McKnight,
pastor.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, Prophetess
Virginia Smith, Faith Cornerstone
Ministries, Malone. Guest church,
Peace MB Church, Pastor Alvin
Bush, Quincy.
Thursday, Nov. 3, Pastor Joseph
Manning, Cathedral of Faith Min-
istries Tallahassee. Guest church
Holy Light MB Church, Pastor
James Harvey.
SFriday, Life Deliverance Min-
istries, Pastor Lorenzo Watkins, Tal-
lahassee. Guest church, New
Bethelehem PB Church, Brad-
fordville, Pastor Kenneth Carroll.
Sunday morning 11:15 a.m.,
Prophet Ronald Vickers, guest
speaker. Dinner will be served
immediately after services.

All Nations Praise and
Worship Ministries

Musical program Saturday night
Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. with evanglist
Gwen Lockwood and St. John PB
Church choir.
Fifth Sunday services Oct. 30, at
11:00 a.m. All Nations Church of
God by Faith from St. Petersburg
will be rendering, service with over-
seers James and Johnny Lee
Williams. Come and be blessed.


Arnett Chapel AME

Anniversary program will be Oct.
28 and 29, nightly at 7 p.m. at Arnett
Chapel AME Church, 209 South
Duval Street, Quincy. Friday night
Rev. Reginald Washington, choir
and congregation from Agape will
render the service, and Saturday
night will be a musical program with
several different choirs from our
area and Bainbridge, GA. We are
inviting all choirs, groups and
soloist to please come out and sup-
port and praise God \\ith us.

Carter-Parramore
Fellowship

Carter-Parramore class of 1968
Fellowhip program will be on Sun-
day, Oct. 30 at 3:00 p.m. at New.
Salem Missionary Baptist Church,
1201 Springsax Rd., Tallahassee.
For more information contact R.
Davis at 627-8641 or J. Sailor at
875-4383.

Clergy Appreciation

October is designated as Clergy
Appreciation Month. For the third
year the Big Bend Interdenomina-
tional Ministers Wives Coalition
hosted a banquet in celebration of
this event at the Ramada Inn North
on Oct. 23.
The Coalition members are Sis-
ters Patricia Spradley, Jennie
Humose, Dee Rush, Mary Watson,
Karen Manning and Marie Flord.
Local clergy in attendance with their
spouses were Elders Cedric
Spradley, James Humose, Ester Wat-
son, James Baker, Ronnie Fields, Ike
Keaton, Robert Gaines, Kenneth
Evans and Louis Jackson, Rev.
Matthew Carter and Douglas Harris,
Dr. Gerald Thomas, ministers Marc
Black and Jerry McGriff, and evan-
gelist Marilyn Barnes.
They enjoyed a relaxed evening
of good music, good food, fun door
prizes and wonderful fellowship.
They are all anticipating next year's
event.

Family and Friends Day

Greater Open Door Church (for-
merly Old Miracle Temple) in
Gretna will have Family and Friends
Day Sunday, Oct. 20 at 12 noon.
Dinner will be served following the
service. Rev. Jarvis Alls, pastor.

Service time changed
First Elizabeth Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 1030 Martin Luther
King Blvd, Quincy, will alter their
worship time on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Sunday school will begin at 8 .a.m.
immediately followed by morning
worship.
The church will leave at approxi-
mately 9:30 a.m. to worship and fel-
lowship with Memorial Baptist
Church in Monticello where Moder-
ator J.B. Duval is pastor. First Eliza-
beth pastor Larryissac Scott will be
the guest speaker for the 11 a.m.
worship.
Services at First Elizabeth will
resume the regular schedule Sunday,
Nov. 6.


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Representatives of FACTS of Havana went to Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina Front: Bishop
Terry Fitzgerald, Havana; Bishop Nelson, MS; Pastor Smith, Tifton, GA; Sister Jilliane, MS; Bishop C.O.
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FountainHead AME
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Church carnival is Oct. 29, 9:00
a.m. until.
Everyone is invited to attend. You
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like to sing during this event please
feel free to come and join us. For
more information please contact us
at (850) 856-8015.
We would like to thank Rev. Diane
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family and everyone that made our
Family and Friends Day a big suc-
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Greater Harvet
Ministries

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. TV Ministry
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Church in training; 10:00 a.m.
Morning glory service.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. TNT worship
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, October 31. 7:00 p.m. Family
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|Hallelujah Festival
New Zion AME Church, 1197
Spooner Rd in Quincy, is holding a
Hallelujah festival Oct. 31 from 6 to
10 p.m., sponsored by the Young
Peoples Department.
Food, games and movies will be
available for a $1 donation.

Mt. Zion News


Wednesday 7 p.m. Youth teach-
ing and Bible study.
Thursday 7 p.m. Male chorus
rehearsal. All male members of the
church are asked to attend.
Saturday 10 a.m. A called meeting
for all Matrons Society members
and all those interested in becoming
a member are asked to be present.
Following the meeting we will have
a pizza brunch.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Church school.
Morning service will be our Age
Rally Program. All members are
asked to participate. At 4 p.m. there
will be a benefit program for
Brother Alvin Wells sponsored by
the class of 1977 and the church.
Monday and Tuesday 12 noon,
intercessory prayer.
The clothes closet is available for
those needing this service. Please
call 627-8442 for assistance.

New Bethel AME
Church

The church will have a "Fun Fest"
*on Oct. 29 as an alternative to Hal-
loween. There will be rides and
food. The public is invited.

Peace MB Church
HarvestFest

The Peace MB Church will spon-
sor its Annual HarvestFest on Oct.
31, from 7 until 10 p.m. on the
church grounds at 119 Maple
Avenue in Gretna. All games and


food are free. No trick-or-treaters or
costumes will be allowed on the
premises. For additional informa-
tion, please contact Evangelist Kim-
berly B. Crews at (850) 627-0474.
The Mother's Board will be spon-
soring its Annual Prayer Breakfast
on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 a.m.
Prophetess Dorothy Yant and Evan-
gelist Shirley Fisher will be the
guest speakers for this occasion. For
an anointed word of God from
appointed women of God, you must
be present. For ticket information,
please contact Mother Harriet L.
Bush at (850) 856-9018 or Mother
Neria Bush at (850) 856-5821. Tick-
ets may be purchased the day of
services.
The Youth Department will be
sponsoring its Annual Pack-A-Pew
Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 6, at
11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to
attend


Rev. Charles Houston
Santa Clara Baptist
Church calls pastor
Santa Clara Baptist Church,
Quincy, called Rev. Charles Hous-
ton as pastor, effective immediately.
He has been serving as interim for
the past year and is coming out of
retirement to serve the church. Rev.
Houston and wife, Sandra, live at
Lake Talquin.
A reception will be held in their
honor at the church Sunday after-
noon, Oct. 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The public is cordially invited to
attend.


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Shirley Green-Knight
St. James AME
WMS program
The St. James AME Church Mable
P. Woodard Women's Missionary
Society will be hosting the 5th Sun-
day church services at St. James
AME Church in Quincy on Sunday,
Oct. 30. Missionary Shirley Green-
Knight will be the speaker. Church
services will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Everyone is invited. Reverend Lee
B. Plummer is pastor.

Springfield AME
Church fundraiser
breakfast Saturday
The church will hold a breakfast


Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. to raise
money for the Catherine Dilworth
Jackson scholarship fund for high
school graduates in the Gadsden
County area. Sister Wiloan Verdell
(Peaches) Cotton from St. Peters-
burg, will be the speaker. Rev. T.C.
Moss is the pastor.
"You may call the church at 856-
5889 to place an order on Saturday
morning, or call Charlie Dilworth at
856-5976 or 339-3610 to place an
order in advance.

St. John AME Church

The Mattie Jones Missionary Soci-
ety and the Young People Depart-
ment program will be Sunday Oct.
at 11 a.m. Speaker is Rev. Matthew
J. Bryant, St. John AME Church.
Please come and be blessed.
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Louisa Brown
St. Matthews Primitive
Baptist Church to hold
first appreciation
First appreciation program honor-
ing Louisa Brown, Oct. 30, at,4 p.m.
will be held at St. Matthews Primi-
tive Baptist Church, Rev. Humose,
pastor, Post Plant Rd., Quincy.
No invitations have been sent
'inviting all choir, soloist, gospel
groups to come celebrate with us.

SFifth Sunday fellowship
Sat St. Paul in Gretna
We will be celebrating our Fifth
Sunday Fellowship Anniversary on
October 28-30. The host church will
be St Paul, Gretna, Elder Daniel
Williams, Pastor.
The fellowship churches are St
Paul-Gretna, Friendship-Quincy,
Mt. Pilgrim-Quincy and Mt.
Carmel-Quincy.
Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. will
be our musical program, Saturday,
October 29 at 6:30 p.m. will be the
youth night of talent, and Sunday,
October 28, Sunday School at 9:30
and worship service at 11 a.m.

Fish fry to benefit
Ben Faircloth Nov. 5
A benefit fish fry will be held' Sat-
urday, Nov. 5 at the Greensboro
Town Hall for Ben Faircloth.
Faircloth has recently beef diag-
nosed with terminal lung cancer.
Serving will be from noon until
the food is gone. Mullet, catfish,
slaw and cheese grits will be served.
Activities for families, children,


Oranges,

Grapefruit

Tangelos
from any Quincy
Kiwanis member


Wetumpka VFD Obit m AV
pilau to raise funds


for new substation
Wetumpka VFD is having its
annual Chicken Pilau at the fire sta-
tion on the corer of state road 267
and 65-C (McCall Bridge Rd.) Sat-
urday, Nov. 5, between 5 p.m. and 7
p.m. Come and enjoy some of the
best pilau around.
his year is very important as we
are going to build a sub-station and
helipad on Cook Landing Road.
You can buy tickets from any mem-
ber of the fire department.

Florida State Hospital
fall festival to benefit
charitable campaign
-Community invited to attend this
fun event that helps the community
through their fundraising efforts-

The Florida State Hospital
announces that its Annual Fall Fes-
tival will be on Thursday, Nov. 10
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Festi-
val's proceeds will benefit the
Florida State Employee's Charita-
ble Campaign.
The Fall Festival will be held at
the Johnny Johnson Pavilion, on.
.Highway 90 East in front of the
Florida State Hospital in Chatta-
hoochee. There will be a special
display honoring the hospital's mil-
itary personnel as well as huge yard
sales, entertainment, fantastic food
and much more!
The Florida State Employee's
Charitable Campaign, better known
as the FSECC, provides an organ-
ized and effective method by which
employees can donate to the chari-
ties of their choice, either through
payroll- deduction, one-time gift,
and fundraising events, such as this
one.
The Florida State Hospital raised
over $103,000 last year for this
cause. Its goal this year is.
$103,500.
"The community gives so much to
Florida State Hospital, and this is a
way for the hospital to give back to
the community." says Dana Sigrest,
volunteer coordinator and this
year's hospital coordinator, for ;the
FSECC. ,
"Charit) doesn't discriminate
because of race, gender, age, or
social status. Charity is not just for
the poor, sick and disabled. No one
can ever for see the future and the
need of charity until it happens,"
she said, "The F.S.H.'s annual fall
festival is one of our biggest contri-
butions to this campaign. We have
one of largest yard sales, crafts and
great food."
For more information about the,
festival contact Sigrest at (850)
663-7756.

Agency on Aging

advisory council,

board meeting set
The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. will hold its
Advisory Council and Board of
Directors meeting on Thursday,
Oct. 27 at 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.
Both meetings will be held at the
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida at 2414 Mahan Dr., Talla-
hassee. The meeting is open to the
public.
For information, please contact
Linda Burns at (850) 488-0055 or
burnsl@elderaffairs.org.


Horace Lee

Horace Lee, 59, of Nashville, TN, -
died on Friday, October 21, 2005, at
McLarry General Hospital. He was a
native of Gadsden County.
Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, at Salem AME
Church with the Rev. Charlie Worthan
officiating, and burial at Greensboro
Community Cemetery. Visitation is
from 1 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Williams Funeral Home,
who has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by two sons, Harvey
Carlton Lee of Quincy, and Jerome
Gregory of Nashville, TN; two daugh-
ters, Deon Michelle McCrimmon of
Quincy, and' Jenifer Lee of Tampa;
two sisters, Mildred Davis, and Eva
McMillian of Nashville; three broth-
ers, Milton Lee of Jacksonville,
Wilbur Lee of Panama City and
Jasper Lee of Trenton, NJ.


Roger Paul Lunsford

Roger Paul Lunsford, 46 of Havana, died on Monday, October 17, 2005.
He was a construction worker and had lived in Havana for three years.
-A memorial service and burial is being planned in Portsmouth, OH. Faith
Funeral Home Havana has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Freda Lunsford of Centerburg, OH; two
brothers, Westley Lunsford of Scio, OH; and Robert Lunsford of
Portsmouth. OH; three sisters, Freda Shaw of Portsmouth, OH, Darlenb
Hinkle of Mr. Vernon, OH, and Barbara Coeville of Grove City, OH.

Claudius McNeill

Claudius McNeill, 89, of Quincy died on Friday, October 21, 2005, at
Gadsden Community Hospital. A native of Gadsden County, he was a memI-
ber of Glory Apostle Faith.
Funeral services are Saturday, Oct. 29, at 12 noon, at St. James AME
Church with the Bishop Vernon Heath officiating, and burial at McNeill
Cemetery. A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral
Home, who has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by one son, Harold Lloyd, Sr. of Quincy; three daughters,
Claudette Hughes and Martha Jackson of Quincy, and Jacquelyn Wright of
Witchita Falls; one sister, Alzada P. Scott of Quincy; 19 grandchildren; 33
great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.


Floyd H. White

Floyd H. White, 81, of South Amboy, NJ, died Sunday, October 23, 2005,
at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, NJ. Born in Jacksonville, he
lived in Quincy before moving to South Amboy 50 years ago. Before retir-
ing, he was employed as a manager for David Smith Steel Co., South Plaint
field. Previously he worked for Morrison Steel Co., New Brunswick. Hi
was also employed by Rutgers University, New Brunswick for 41 years. He
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a 1952
graduate of Rutgers University.
Funeral services will be-Friday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at The Gundrum Ser4
tice "Home For Fuiiefjals" itfSuth Amiboy, with inteiirent at Brig. Geji.
WPiltiAi C. D ble Veterans Mhiinorial Cermeter. Arneinoran. 'isiitaion is
Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Tarallo White;' two
daughters, Karen Hassell (Eric) of Louisville, KY, and Deborah Miller of
Exton, PA; a brother, Thomas C. White of Quincy; and four grandchildren.

Heifer, steer show Public transportation A

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Association along with the Gadsden Board announces a public meeting
County Extension Service and loyal The agenda includes CTC evaluai
supporters, will host the ninth tion, service Plan update and
annual "Youth Heifer and Prospect reports. It will be held Thursdayj
Steer Show" at I1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Gadsde4
Oct. 29. County Public Library in Quincy.
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Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Tribue

Pamela Harrison-Braynen,

Marvin Tribue marry


Pamela Harrison-Braynen and
Marvin Tnbue pledged their eternal,
abiding love during an intimate cer-
emony with family and friends on
June 4, 2005, at St. Paul PB Church.
in Gretna. Elder Daniel. Williams
was the officiator.
The wedding party included
matron of honor, Ms. Kaaron Hill;


Caliyah is one
t Caliyah L. Pearson will be cele-
6rating her first birthday on Oct. 31.
(aliyah is the daughter of Alicia
elly and Clarence Pearson, sister
(f Calandiia Pearson and Ahniad
Kelly. Her maternal grandparents
are Leroy and Alice Kelly, paternal
grandparents are Patricia Dubose
and Fred Pearson.
SA party will be given for Caliyah
on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3:00 p.m. at
the home of Alice Kelly. Family and
friends are invited.


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SShadasia Ambrionn Thomas turns
dne Oct. 30. She is the daughter of
darmen Bryant and Victor Thomas.
Iler brother is Ja'Vonte' McGriff;
sisters are Torianna Cummings and
Ieilexis Thomas. Maternal grand-
mhother is Bettye J. Bryant. Paternal
grandparents are Johnny C. Thomas
and Lucille Bostick.
She will be having a party at her
parent's house Saturday, Oct. 29 at
4:00 p.m. All family and friends are
invited.
Quincy Kiwanis
Club selling citrus
The Kiwanis Club of Quincy has
begun its annual citrus fruit sales
project. Proceeds from the sale fund
local scholarship and youth activi-
ties. You may order grapefruit,
Hamlin or navel oranges or tangelos
fiom any Kiwanis member or call
'627-7649 or 627-7171 to place your
okder.


best man, Mr. Bernard Tribue; flow-
ergirl, Madison Kent, ringbearer,
Nikee Golfin. The bride's son, Gre-
gory Braynen, was her escort.
Although their union has been
compared to a fan) tale, their love
and devotion to their new family is
very real.


Lillie Mae Gibbs
Blackshear marks
90th birthday
On October 2 Mrs. Lillie Mae
Gibbs Blackshear celebrated her
90th.birthday with a cookout at the
homes of two of her children, David
Blackshear, Jr. and Belinda Blacks-
hear .George, at the
Blackshear/George Ranch in Mid-
way;,
Mlrs. Lillie Mae was born in Cot-
tont ood, AL, to the late Bebe and
Flora Bridges Gibbs in 1915, the
fifth of six children, and was one of
.the top'basketball players during her
time in school. She is a member of
Salem AME Church.
She is the mother of seven children:
Hattie, Sallie, David Jr., Zachariah
and Belinda. Two children, Richard
Anderson and Robeana Anderson
Avis, are deceased.
In attendance were, family and
friends who reflected on her life and
presented her with tokens of love.
Also attending were Pastor Charlie
Worthen and some members of
Salem AME Church.

'Send off' party
for Miss Rodeo
Sharlee Rowan set
A "Send Off" party for Miss
Rodeo Florida 2005, Sharlee
Rowan, of Havana will be held at
the Oddfellows Lodge on US High-
way 27 North in Tallahassee on Oct.
30th from 3 to 6 p.m.
This is an open invitation for those
wanting to wish Sharlee good luck
as she competes for the Miss Rodeo
America Competition in Las Vegas.
This is a national competition that is
on the same level as Miss America.
Sharlee will depart on Thanksgiving
Day for Vegas and the week long
competition will begin on Sunday,
Nov. 27. Check the web site. for
u p d a t e
www.missrodeoflorida.com
There will be food, music, fun and
games. Please come show your sup-
port 'to Sharlee. Please call 556-
9356 for more information.


CCA graduation
held Oct. 25 at
law academy

Corrections Corporation of
America in partnership with Pat
Thomas Law Enforcement Acad-
emy held graduation on Tuesday,
Oct. 25 at the main campus of Talla-
hassee Community College.
Participants included A. Barring-
ton, R.Green, C. Henderson" P. Hen-
dricks, S. Johnson, T. Patterson and
D. Wade who are currently
employed with Gadsden Correc-
tional Facility in Quincy.

Technical Sgt.
Geralds retires

Technical Sergeant Demetria Ger-
alds retired 'June 2004 .from the
United States Air Force. Geralds
was born in Quincy, grew up in
Springfield, MA, and. returned to
Quincy in 1983 where she gradu-
ated from James A. Shanks High
School, She enlisted through the
Delayed Enlisted Program in 1984
and began active duty in August at
Lackland AFB, TX;
Her career has included positions as
a Packaging and Preservation
apprentice, Student Training Advi-
sor, and NCOIC of Documentation.
She traveled to 36 TDY locauons
while assigned to the Air Combat
Command training team for the
implementation of the Cargo Move-
ment Operational System. and was
the sole transportation representa-
tive for the Project Maneement
Team that facilitated the closure ot?
Tent City at Pince Sultan AB, Saudi
Arabia.
Geralds is currently a personal
trainer and owns an operates Victory
Fitness. She is also employed as a
Minority Health Educator for the
Congressional District of Omaha,
NE. She is the daughter of Carrie
Nelson, and mother of a daughter,
Martina.

Ashlei Jackson
graduates from basic
at San Antonio
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st
Class Ashlei N. Jackson has gradu-
ated from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San Anto-
nio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training,
the airman studied the Air Force
mission,
organization, and military customs
and courtesies; performed drill and
ceremony marches, and received
physical training, rifle marksman-
ship, field training exercises, and
special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete
basic training earn credits toward an
associate degree through the Com-
munity College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Tammie
Milton of Macon St., and grand-
daughter of Martha Harris of Valley
Drive, both of Quincy, Fla.


The airman is a 2001 graduate of
James A. Shanks High School,
Quincy, and received a bachelor's'
degree in 2005 from Florida Agri-_
cultural and Mechanical University,
Tallahassee.

Kelly graduates
from Army
leadership course
Army Reserve Spec. Bryan K.
Kelly has graduated from the U.S.
Army Primary Leadership Devel-
opment Course (PLDC) at the Non-
commissioned Officer Academy at
Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
The five-week course is designed
to train soldiers in basic leadership
and. communications/counseling
skills, supply 'and maintenance, and
military studies and professional
skills to perform duties of junior
noncommissioned officers. The
training focuses of self-discipline,
and leading and developing soldiers
to work and fight under supervision
of the battle-competent, first-level
noncommissioned officer.
The course included practical
application of methods, followed by
hands-on, training conducted during
a field' training exercise. Also, it
included planning of missions/tasks
assigned to a team-sized unit.
Kelly, a supply sergeant, is the
son of Claude and Ilene Kelly of
Martin :St., Quincy.
The specialist graduated in the
\ear 2000 from James A.' Shanks
Siigh School, Quincy.

Williams promoted
Na\\ Seaman Larr\ Willanas. son
9f Larry Williams of Ha\ana;. was .
recently promoted to his current
rank upon graduation from recruit
training at Recruit Training Com-
mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
Williams received the early pro-
motion for outstanding performance
during all phases of the training
cycle. Training which included
classroom study and. practical
instruction on naval customs, first
aid, firefighting, water safety and
survival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
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East Gadsden High School of,
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Board tables Midway school


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It's going to be "Trick or Treat" for
someone Halloween night. That's
when the Gadsden School Board
will meet to decide whether to will
give its blessing to two charter
schools in Midway.
1i The matter was on the agenda for
Tuesday night's regular meeting
when Issac Simmons, board mem-
ber, reminded fellow board mem-
bers that a committee made up of the
'superintendent and various strategic
staff members had not been formed
ito look at the application and make a
Recommendation, which is board
tand state policy.
"If we voted on this now, we
would be violating our own policy,"
Simmons said. The board has sixty
days to look at the facility, and
check the finances, before making a
recommendation .


October 31 is the deadline. Those
who oppose the charter school say it
will undermine the public school.
Those who favor it say it gives par-
ents a choice.
While both sides were allowed to
speak, chairman Judge Helm asked
them to not
repeat what "If
was already "f we voted
said at a We would I
lengthy
October 11 Our own poli
meeting Is,
when the
full board
held a town meeting in Midway to
hear both sides.
Most of the people who signed up
to speak on the issue, including
Midway Mayor Delores Madison,
said they would hold their com-
ments until Monday.
Steve Waterman, representing
Academies of Excellence, Inc.,


thanked the board for the opportu-
nity to speak and for holding the
Midway meeting.
Jerry Range, a member of the Mid-
way Chamber of Commerce and a
staunch opponent of the charter
school gave board members news
clippings
from the Day-
on this now, tona Beach
e violating News-Journal
,,and the St.
cy. Petersburg
c Simmons Times ques-
tioning the
Academies of
Excellence, Inc.
Range told Simmons he upset a lot
of Midway citizens and that they felt
let down when Simmons said at the'
Oct. 11 meeting there was no way to
stop a charter school if they had all
of their paperwork in compliance
with state regulations.
He went on to say that if the
county turned them down, they
could appeal to the state and it was
almost assured the application
would be approved.
"There are 10 counties where they
(charter schools) have been turned
down," Range said to Simmons.
"If my honesty offended anybody,
I won't apologize," Simmons said.
In other matters, board members
agreed that Carter-Parramore Acad-
emy needs special attention from the
board.
Charlie Frost said he had taken it
upon himself to spend every
Wednesday at the school volunteer-


show the students how they should
look to be successful. He then talks
to the students about their futures.
"I have given them my telephone
number and told them they can call
me at home, and they have," he said.
Frost even gave one female student
a cash incentive to improve behav-
ior.
The school, he said, is full of
smart, good kids who just need a lit-
tle attention.
The Board also tabled a request
from Judy Bergantino of Diamond
Academy to turn the old Chatta-
hoochee High School into a .one-
stop community service facility
bringing together a myriad of social
services for people in western Gads-
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investigate, Morgan said they found
Lee in the woods with an assort-
ment of pennies, nickels, dimes and
quarters in a pair of blue jeans that
he had fashioned into a bag.
"He tried to run, but all of that
change weighed him down, plus he
had dropped it and the coins were
mixed with sand and leaves," Mor-
gan said.
Lee told authorities that he had
fallen on hard times and needed the
money. He is also wanted for ques-
tioning in Leon and Madison coun-
ties. The van he was operating was
stolen from Leon County.


)r. LaSalle Leffall signs his book for long-time friend Alpha Sheffield.
)r. Leffall, a respected cancer surgeon, was back in Gadsden County
his week to be honored by both Gadsden residents and FAMU.


Leffall

SContinued from Page 1

o count them." .. ..
SDuring the gala hon'iring Leffall
Fnda\ night at the Tallahassee-Leon
CountN Civic Center, former school
superintendent Robert Bryant spoke
eloquently of Leffall's contributions
o Gadsden County as a role model.
He told the audience of over 300
hat his accomplishments in the
S\orld arena were the catalyst that
purred many students in the county
P achieve goals they set for them-
$elves.
All proceeds from the gala went to
he Leffall Scholarship Fund. "It
ives me great pleasure to announce
hat since you started this scholar-
hip you have raised over $583,000
or Gadsden County students," said
interim FAMU president, Castelle
Vaughn Bryant. Another $27,000
was collected Friday night, includ-


ing a $25,000 contribution from
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida.


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OPINIONS


finding Roads

By: Byron Spires


What would Rosa think today?

j Rosa Parks died Monday night in Detroit, her day, what would they find in the African-Ameri-
adopted home. Many people may not know of .-can community? Let me tell you:
Rosa Parks, especially young African-Ameri- *Youtig women having as many babies as
cans. they can out of wedlock and proud of it.
SFor those of you who do riot know of her and *Young men fathering as many children as
her contribution, she is credited with lighting the they can and not taking responsibility for them.
spark that led to the civil rights and subsequently *Children in designer clothes before they.can
many of the rights and privileges that were walk and parents who prefer government assis-,
Ueenied a large segment of the population in this tance to a job.
nation based on the color of one's skin, black. *Juvenile courts overrun with young boys,
The year was 1955 and a tiredRosa Parks, on some as young as 6 and 7 years old. .
her way home from work as a seamstress in *Schools that must hire guards so that those
Montgomery, AL, refused to give up her seat on 'who, want an education can get it without risking
-a public bus so that a white man could sit down. their lives. .
This led to her being taken offthe bus and *Parents who will spend $500 on a pair of
jailed. Her fine was $14. .sneakers but won't spend a dime on a computer
1 A young minister, MartinLuther.King, Jr., led or the internet.
'a move to boycott Montgomery. buses that lasted ::*Athletes who make more money than doc-
a year. The result was that the Supreme Court tors, lawyers, or any of the contributing occupa-
declared segregation ori buses illegal. Some have tions in this country. .
labeled her the mother of civil rights. Thinking *Young men with their pants hanging so low
bf her death caused me to reflect on her life. aid you:can see their behinds
the lives of others who gave so much for others .Young women with their dresses so short
to enjoy the freedoms that should have been a you can see their behinds and blouses cut so low
bod-given right, but were part of the segrega- you can see their navel.
tionist thread that bound America from the post- *People who won't, register to vote and those
civil war to the mid-1960s. who are finding any excuse not to vote.
7 One thing Parks said, and that I agree with, is' *People who talk as if they have never heard'
hat "older blacks have tried to shield young the English langu ge'spoken properly.
blacks from what we have suffered. And in I am not saying that there are no good parents
doing so, we have a more complacent attitude." or young women and young men who delay fam-
I The complacency has deteriorated, too. I lilies until the\ can afford it. There are opposites
remember the time when \we called each other to ever example I have just made. But we need
brothirs'aiid sisters. Now too nman\' ofr outr vi~nlh 'mdi'ebf the.oppodites so that we can outshine
people reter to each other in negatv ei [e ne s. ." .,
vulgar terms. The use of profanity is so rampant, When those pioneers put their lives on the
It permeates almost every conversation. There line, and many of them lost their lives, they did-
,vas a time when a young person would apolo- n't do it lightly. Many of the gains that have
gize to an older person for using profanity. that been made are being eroded by a generation of
. as accidental overheard. No more. people who would rather fill their mouths with
SIf'tliose civil rights pioneers could return for a gold than their heads with knowledge.


ower in tfhecourt all the pleasant remarks Ihat my col-
pear Editor: ishmnent. He continued, in such a
I On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ie, nastN and angry voice, "You
Judge Reynolds will hear a case that A need hairdo" as he instructed his,
will test Gadsden County's new :sister to give my. money back


power line ordinanEe t which states
that bur government officials has a
say in regulating where large, 115
ev power.lines can be placed in the
county. The.'fight right now is
whether or not there is a better loca-
lion for a line with 80 foot tall tow-
+rs than night through the middle of
preensboro. but this ruling w ill utli-
p1atel) effect etery ciizen in the
county.
!At stake is how and when can large
corporations take private land
through the use of eminent domain
'nd whether or not our county can,
Ielp shape the forces of "progress"
jo that it benefits all or whether the'
Shape of the county will be left up to
corporations to decide on their own.
Neighbors Opposed to Progiess
Energy (N.O.P.E.) is .inviting ann -
ne interested in these issues -to
lease attend the hearing at the
courthouse, which is open to the,
public. The county commission
eeds your support. It is your gov--
rnment and your land at stake.
N.O.P.E. has stated all along that
sacrificing the city of Greensboro or
ny other town is not necessary to
neet the energy needs of the -big
bend. The ordinance was set up to
ut sanity and reason into the
process.
Bill Hoatson

Manager was rude
Editor's Note: The Times has had
i policy for many years of allow-
ing businesses that have been crit-
icized by a letter writer to
respond. The manager's response
follows this letter:

Dear Editor:
I would like to warn all Gadsden
county citizens who love to eat out
to beware of the restaurant located


at 104 E. Washington Street. I had
an awful experience there Friday,
October 14, 2005, when one of my
colleagues and I entered to .eat. We
noticed that the buffet was nearly
depleted but we stayed and put a lit-
'te food on our plate as we waited
for the management to replenish the
buffet. As we returned to the buffet,
we found that the food was still very
bare.
I approached the management to
voice my concern that the food was
scarce and the female told me that I
would need to talk with her brother
who was the manager. I spoke with
the manager and indicated that the
food was nearly bare. and the con-
Stainers were never replenished so I
wanted to know if I could pay for
the small amount of food that I had
gotten from the buffet rather than
pay the full price when I had not
received an adequate meal.
He became agitated and stated
that there is food now and
responded that my time was up. Of
course, I was very unhappy with his
unpleasant attitude toward me. His
sly comment, "I don't need the busi-
ness." did not set well with me after


because according to him, "It's
obvious that she needs.it more' than
I do."'
His comments were unwarranted
and I do expect an apology, for lus
Embarrassment but I suppose it will
never come. Yet. I am writing this
letter to give a fair warning to any-
,one whole ants to visit this estab-
lishinent tlat you may want to con-
Ssider the serving when the cupboard
is nearly bare..s,o you will not. be
faced with undue criticism in public
by the manager's rude comments.
Yes, I love my ethnic locks and am
proud to say that I cbuld always use
an increase in funds; however, I will
consider where I spend my funds
henceforth. With no ill feelings
toward the manager, I pray that you
will continue to be successful as you
Remember that everyone has feel-
ings and you should be as polite to
your customers who have ethnic
locks as you were to the customers
who were in line ahead of me with-
;out ,any. Use the "Customer
Friendly" approach and acknowl-
edge that the food was very scarce
Sand was not replenished properly.
SBf'etty Jo Dixon Harris

The response...
Dear Editor,
Quincy has long yearned for a
restaurant that would suffice, for a
particular part of our needs. This
being the case, many restaurants
have closed their doors not long
after operation has begun. It is not
easy to maintain a restaurant with
good food and good service based
primarily on three or less "business"
operative hours" That being said, we
here at the Carriage Factory Restau-
rant love the community we cater to
as well as the everyday faces some,
See RESTAURANT on Page 21


Over the past'few years I have written and
talked a lot about growing up here in Gadsden
County.
I am still amazed at the response that my
columns have generated about those times.
Although I have gotten a few negative com-
ments, the vast majority of the comments
have been very positive.
Most of the positive responses I've heard
were not centered around what I wrote, but
instead about some memory that my column
triggered for the reader.
That's good, I think. And it also says some-
thing about people and especially about Gads-
den Countians.
We may have a varied history, but it is our
history and that is important.
Last week I did a story about the West Gads-
den Historical Society and their plans to
remember some of Gadsden County's history.
We have a lot of history here and its impor-
tant that we remember that history. Yes, I
know it isn't all peaches and cream, and
things were certainly not perfect. But, again it
is still our history.
I get the impression sometimes that a few
feel that talking about our history is taboo.
That it is better to not talk about it at all than
b to run the chance of opening some old
, wounds. So, we let our heritage sit there and
act as if we had little or no past.
With that attitude, however, we let a lot of
~the good history slip through otir fingers and
one day it will be gone forever.
Last year I had an occasion to visit Mont-
gomery. Alabama. I saw something there that
I feel was a revelation of sorts.
IFm sure you are familiar \% ith Montgomery
and its impact on changes in America.
The state capitol sits on a hill over looking
the city of Montgomery. Running due west
from the capitol steps is Dexter Street.
What is so significant about Dexter Street,
you may ask? A lot I think.
In sight of the capitol is the Dexter Street
Baptist Church. The Reverend Martin Luther
King Jr.'s first church. It would be from this
location he would launch his first steps in the


Retaliation
Dear Editor:
Subsequently some City of Gretna
members of the board did riot
accomplishwhat they had set out to
do as far as hiring a Chief of Police
during our regular monthly meeting,
so an emergency meeting was
called.
Just when you thought it couldn't
get any worse, the discussion on the
agenda to have input into the chief's
contract changed directions. The
plot thickens. No other city Police
Chief has a contract. And to think
neither Conunissioner Sailor .nor
Mayor Franks ever bothered to
acknowledge, introduce or welcome
Chief Richardson to the citizens of
Gretna.
Commissioner Sailor was attempt-
ing to violate Chief Richardson's
civil rights by divulging his medical
history in a public meeting. Mr.
Sailor stated he had called the Chilef
of Police of Quincy and got his
information concerning Chief
Richardson. Chief Richardson was
being discussed as if he wasn't pres-
ent.
A question was asked concerning
Chief Richardson and the Mayor
responded, "what ever his name is".
'But of course it was not retaliation.
More venom spewed from the
Mayor's mouth as she talked about
the need for a City Manager. "After
all Ms. Foreman, (the Interim City
Manager), has too much power" she
said. Before Ms. Foreman hired
Chief Richardson, the Mayor was
fine with all the duties Ms. Foreman
had performed. Now the Mayor
can't wait to get Ms. Forman ousted.


Civil Rights Movement.
There is more about Dexter Street.
It would be on the steps of the capitol facing
Dexter Street that Jefferson Davis would take
the oath of office as president of the Confed-
erate States of America.
You will be told if you take a city tour.-
that Montgomery is the birthplace of two of
this country's greatest civil uprisings. The
Civil Rights Movement and the Civil War.
Within a few hundred yards of each other are'
two historical monuments that tell you about'
this part;of Montgomery's history.
They were as far from each other in concept
and philosophy as two ideas could possibly
be, but yet they are the history of a city:and a
nation in conflict.
It is a straightforward look at history.
I think we need that here in Gadsden County.
We do have some sordid past issues from car-
petbaggers to a few unfair tobacco barons, but
again, it is still our history.
While I'm on the subject of tobacco let me
say this. Like most of the people around my
age and older, tobacco is how we grew up.
Yes it was hard work, but it was work..
We didn't work in the coal mines of West
Virginia or the sweat shops of New York. no,
we worked in tobacco. We didn't have fancy
homes or expensive cars, but we ate out of
our gardens and somehow we managed to get
\\here.,se needed to go.,e ven if it meant w alk-
ing.
Tobacco is as much a part of our history as ,
any building or monument could ever be. We
need to remember that. both the good and the
bad. Think about this: if it'had not been for
tobacco, would you be here today?
We have such a rich history of people as well
and I think that is important, too.
This paper has done quite a few stories about
people who have lives and stories to tell, We i
don't need to lose that for whatever reason,
and I don't feel that we can let that slip away
from us for the want of a few.
Let's support those that are trying to preserve
our history or we may lose it sooner that you
think.


Months ago, Commissioner Smith
had requested a City Manager but
Mayor Franks and Commissioner
Sailor want a Chief of Police.
'Commissioner Baker told Corn-


missioner Sailor and the Mayor that
they were retaliating because Ms.
Foreman hired Chief Richardson

See RETALIATION on page 21


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Quincy

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earlier this year for $700,000. This
marks the second time in twelve
months that the city has needed.
extra money to operate.
The problem McLean said was that
the city did not have enough money
collected to pay all of the bills at
one time.
"The good news is that we paid up
a lot of our bills, the bad news is
that we needed money," McLean
said..
SAt a special called meeting last
Monday to review the city's audit
the commissioners found them-
selves facing the cash flow problem.
The solution, McLean said, was to
request a letter of credit and
approach the city's creditors about a
payment plan. The conmuission
approved the request for the line of
credit at.that meeting.
McLean said that the major player
in the rescheduling of payments was
Progress Energy and that they had
agreed to the repayment plan.'. I'
"It's a good plan. At the end of the
day we \%ill be better off." McLeani
said..
According to McLean, it will take
four. months to clear up the cash
flow problem. "We plan to pay
back the line of credit and have


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No sticky wickets here...
With the chilly early morning temperatures of the past couple of days it's almost hard to remember last
week's warm, dry days that invited Gadsden County residents outside. A few county employees couldn't
resist the beautiful day and enjoyed their lunch hour on the courthouse lawn involved in games of croquet


*INSURANCE CLAIMS
*SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS


$500,000 in the checking account
by the end of January."
During Tuesday night's meeting
Joyner told the commissioners that
the city's coffers were filling faster.
than they had projected in their plan
to solve the city's cash flow.
She said that the city usually takes
in about $300,000 a week and is
already ahead of schedule.
Commissioner Finley Cook in a
phone interview after Tuesday
night's meeting said that he did not
like having to approve the request
for the line of credit, but did not see
an alternative: "I knew we needed
it," Cook said. He added that he
was not happy witl the way the city
had been reporting its finances to:
the commissioners and was con-,
cerned with the cit['s financial sta-
tus.
His stance he said was that he.
found.it hard, to make decisions
whnhen he did not know all other fac-
tors.
"I feel positive that in the long run
when everyone realizes ho%, impor-
tant the city's financial status must
be, we will see some changes,"
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CES afterschool to see
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The CES afterschool program
GREAT Center will be traveling to
Tallahassee on No\.: 5 to watch a
FAMU football game. Students whose
behavior and attendance was satisfac-
tory will be rewarded. GREAT Center
just recentlyy started a dance class in its
afterschool program that he students
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is open to any child in grades 3-6.
The\ \\ ll receive help in home\ ork,
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NOTICE
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A/B Honor Roll
Kristen Allen, Marisa Allen, Victo-
fia Anderson, Kearce Baker, Madi-
son Baker, Sam Bass, Julia Bates,
Elizabeth Bell, Evie Blount, Lind-
sey Branaman, Harry Claiborne,
Alex Clark, Bryce Clark, Elizabeth
Clark, Robert Clark, Jason Cook,
Haleigh Corbally, Kaitlyn Cot6,
Josh Darby, Georgia Davis, Bryn
Dyal, Myles Edwards, Mollie'
Edwards, Matthew Eldridge, Ashton
Fallis, Kay Fletcher, George Fuller-
ton, June Gay, Sara Green, Joseph
Hackney, Zipporah Harrell, J T
Helm, Allison Higdon, Trey Hol-
loway, Allison Holt, Katie Horton,
Aaron Iglesias, David. Iglesias,
Makayla Isley, Gabe Jackson,-
Patrick Jackson, Hunter Jacobs, Sid-
ney Johnson, Rachel Jones, Melissa
Kent, Ashley King, Ashley
Lemieux, Abigail Lewis, Caitlin
Lewis, Caroline Lewis, Calhe MaJ-
one, Montana Manley, Courtney
Mayo, Alex McDaniel. Malorie
McKinnon. Cliff McPhaul, Anna.
Meeks, Mar\ Jane Milam, Fletcher
Morgan, Blake Norman, Khusbu
Patel, Parth Patel, Deandre Paul,
Caroline Peacock, Steve Phillips,
Justine Ray, Megai Rowvan, Lind-
say Rzeplinski, Matt Sampson,
Kaitl n Sirmons. Allen Smith. Atti-
cus Stephens. Abigail Stewart, Meg
Sunmuerford. Erica Taylor. Mallary
Taylor, Tvie Thomas, Justin Tim-
mons, Bradle\ Trim, Colby Tyus,
Katey \'enable. Chris Vick, Crystal
Wade, Chelsea \Waison, Ben Whid-


Change of
Meeting Notice
The City of Quincy Planning
and Development Review\ Board
(PDRB) %will meet on
Tuesday, November 15. 2005 at
6:00 p.m. not on
.ThursdaN, October 27. 2005
The meeting \ ill be held
in the City Comnussion's
Chambers at CirN Hall.
The agenda includes the,
following items:
Appeal of a decision regarding
the non-conforming use at
324 North Madisoni Street,;
Please contact the Building and
Planning Department at t850i
627-7681 ext. 226 ilth any
questions or comments."
If you have a disability requiring
accommodations. please con[aci the
Quinc. Budding and Planning
Department at least three i3j work-.
ing days prior to the hearing. To
access a Telecommnumcauon'
SDe\ ice for Deaf Persons ITDD
Please call 1850i 875-7310.
10'27>,


don, Desiree Whiddon, Lindsey
Whiddon, Clay White, Adrianne
Woodward, Carmen Young, Sam
Young, Andrea Zang.

A Honor Roll
Max Baroody, Nicholus Bot, Jake
Branson, Elizabeth Bridges, Della
Campbell, Corbyn Clark, Anna
Dooner, John Dooner, McLane
Edwards,' Logan Emery, Ammie
Fletcher, Olivia Fletcher, Cara
Fullerton, Will Harris, Katy Jo
Helm, Ramsey Higdon, Bill Holt,
Grace Kelleher, Andy Kunkler, Jack
McClellan, Roseanna Moore,
Ryann Moore, Dee Dee Munrbe,
Kush Patel, Maulin Patel, Princpy
Patel, Patricia Peacock, Karleebeth
Perkins. Sarah Powell, Morgan
Rowan, Teddy Bear Rushing, Erin
Sampson, Beth Summerford, Lance
Watson, Savanah Watson, Dustin
Watson, Jared Whiddon and Rachel
Wilkerson.

East Gadsden High
Fashion Show
is Saturday

The East Gadsden High School
Class of 2006 presents "An Evening
of Fashion" Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6
p.m. in the EGHS auditorium. Tick-
ets for the event are $5 in advance or,
$6 at the door. Please help support
the senior class in its fundraising
efforts.


Hospital
Continued from Page 1

Care Administration had forwarded
its findings to their attorneys in
Fort Myers and he expects to hear
from those attorneys.
"The news is not good if they are
sending it first to their attorneys.
Their offices have been closed
because of Hurricane Wilma and
that gives us a few more days,"
Brown said.
Assistant County Attorney Paul
Sexton met with the board Tuesday
to discuss the legal ramifications of
operating the hospital. "We're
preparing ourselves to go in and
operate the hospital just in case we
have to," Brown said.
The board, which is made up of
Craig McMillian (chairman), Dr.
Jessie Furlow, Jimmie Suber, and
Jerry Wynn, was told by Sexton
"where we are and what we need to
do in detail," according to.Brown.
The board is painfully aware that
Ashford Healthcare is in debt to the
tune of $1 million dollars at GCH,
,and if the county takes over the
operation of the facility it must
assume the debt. Brown said most
of the money owed is in fines and
dues.,
Some money, however, is owed t6
vendors who serve the hospital and
in employee salaries. Currently
Bro% n said, Sexton is.attempting to
negotiate some of the fines with thq
Agency for Health Care Adminis'
traction.
"If the hospital gives us 'a bad
review, we will request that the
Board of County Commisssioners
turn the operation over to the board
of directors .until: we can find a
management team or administra-
tor," said Dr. Furlow.


MEETING NOTICE
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will
have a regular meeting Tuesday. November 1, 2005, starting at
6:00 p.m. The following items have been agendaed: Consent for
Approval: Ratification of Approval of Payment of County Bills
and Payroll: Nlinutes of September 6, October 4, and October
18, 2005 Regular Meetings: Minutes of September 12 and
September 26, 2005 Budget Hearings: Minutes of September
26, 2005 Attorney-Client Session: Special Assessment Lien
Satisfactions: Special Assessment Liens: Public Hearings:
Stodard II Comprehensive Plan Amendment; Warbonnet
Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Schmepf Comprehensive
Plan Amendment: Conceptual Plat for Pine Ridge Subdivision:
Conceptual Plat for the Shade Farm Subdivision. General
Business: Financing for the Construction of the Chattahoochee
Branch Library; Public Works Truck Replacement: Cost for
Additional Rural Waste Sites; Donation of property by Waldorf
Enterprises, Inc.; County. Manager Miscellaneous Items;
County Attorney Miscellaneous Items; Citizens Requesting to
Heard on, Non-Agenda Items: Discussion Items by
Commissioners: Receipt and File: Gadsden County Tourism
Development Council September 20, 2005 Meeting Minutes;
Clerk NMemorandum-Hospital Attorney Billings: NACo Notice
of Appointment of Chairman Dixon to Serve on NACo
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee.
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HOMECOMING: ROBERT F. MUNROE


Halloween dance to follow football game against FAMU


The Senior Class of Robert EF
[jlunroe Day School, recently
announced contestants for Home-
coming Queen and plans for the
crowning.
This year the ceremony will take
place at half time of the .game
against FAMU High School Friday
night. The game begins at 8 p.m.
The evening will conclude with a
dance following 'the game at the
Sawano Club. Halloween costumes
are the dress for-the dance. A con-
test for the best costume is to be
held. The dance will end at 12:30
a.m.
Their respective peers have chosen
representatives from the freshman,,
sophomore, and junior classes as
jnembers of the Homecoming Court.
Representing the junior class are
Julia Bates, John Dooner and Todd
owan. Julia is the daughter of
.Mark and Patsy Bates of Quincy.
She is a three-year member of.
Anchor Club and is serving as this
year's treasurer. Julia is also a mem-
ber of the Senior Beta Club and Stu-
dent Council. She is a member of
.the varsity volleyball, basketball and
softball teams.
John Dooner is the son of Michael
and Jacqueline Dooner of Havana.
He is a member of the Senior Beta
Club and KeyClub where he serves
.as a board member. John is also a
five-year member of the varsity golf
team and plays varsity basketball.
Todd Rowan is the son of Webb
and Tammy Rowan of Greensboro.
Todd is a member of the Senior Beta
-Club. He is also a three-year mem-
ber of the arsitv football team.
The ahtendtiaa preseLnng tl
sophomore cr-l are Aritanr'
Benedetto and Walker Cox. Brit-
tany is the daughter of Mark and
Michelle Faircloth of Quincy and
Carlton and Nikki Benedetto of
Cocoa Beach. She is a member of
Anchor Club and is a varsity foot-
ball as well as basketball. cheer-
leader.
Walker is the son of Marvin and
Lynn Cox of Quincy. He is a mem-
ber of Key Club and plays varsity
-football and varsity golf
The attendants from the freshman
Class are Meg Summerford and
John-Hilton Revel. Meg is the
daughter of Dale and Carolyn Sum-
merford of Quincy. She is a member
of the Student Council, Anchor Club
and Junior Beta where slhe serves as
its president. Meg is a varsity foot-.
t.all cheerleader, member of the var-
sity tennis team and plays junior.
varsity basketball.
John-Hilton Revel is the son of
John and Debbie Revell of Havana.
He is a member of. Key: Club and
Junior Beta Club. John-Hilton plays
varsity golf and junior varsity bas-
ketball and baseball.
The five senior contestants for the
court have been named by their
classmates. Mandy Clark, daughter
Zif Mark and Reethia. Clark of


Contestants are front: Megan Rowan. and Jessica Joyner: back: Ammie Fletcher, Sallie W\illis. Nland.
Clark.


Homecoming court representatives are juniors Julia Bales. John Dooner and Todd Rowan, sophomores Brit-
tan. Benedetto and Walker Cox and freshmen Meg Summerford and John-Hilton Revel.


Quincy, will be escorted by her
father.:
Mandw was a member of the
Anchor Club her freshman year. She
is also a three-year member of the
Student Council 'her sophomore,
junior and senior years. She served
as her freshman class's representa-
tive on the Homecoming Court.
Mandy has played the #1 position
for the varsity tennis team for .six
years and has received player of the.
week honors for the county as well
as the Big Bend each of these years.


In tennis she is a three-time recipient
of the Coaches' Award and has also
been selected Most Valuable Player
each of'the past six years. Nland\
vas First Team All Big Bend Player
her freshman, sophomore, and lun-
ior years., Her freshnmn Near she
was a district finalist in #1 singles
and #1 doubles. Her sophomore
year she won the district champi-
onship at #1 doubles and was again
a finalist at #1 singles. Mandy was
district finalist at the #1 doubles
position her junior year.


Mandy is also a five-year member
of the varsity volleyball team with-
honors as player of the week in the
county as well as the Big Bend for
each year. Her freshman year she'
was selected as Best All Around
Player. Her junior, year, she was
named Best Offensive Player, First
Team All County and an Honorable
Mention All Big Bend Player..
Mandy is currently participating in
the Dual-enrollment program with
Tallahassee Community College.
Ammie Fletcher is the daughter of


Clark and Densyl Fletcher of
Quincy. She will be escorted by her
father.
Ammie is a three-year member of
the Anchor Club where she was jun-
ior board member her sophomore
year, president-elect of Florida
Anchor Club her junior year and is
currently serving as state Anchor
president. Ammie has been a mem-
ber of the Senior Beta Club since her
sophomore year and served as pres-
ident-elect her junior year and is this
year's president. She is a four-year
member of the Student Council
where she was secretary her fresh-
man, sophomore, and junior years
and is presently serving as vice pres-
ident.
Ammie is president of the senior
class and served as class secretary
her sophomore year, and as a
junior she was dlass president. She
was her junior class's representative
on the homecoming court last year.
Ammie is a four-year member of the
varsity football cheerleading squad
and was nominated as UCA All Star
in 9th, llth and 12th grades. She is
captain of this year's cheerleading
football squad.
Ammie is also a six-year member
of the varsity softball team and was
named most- ilhproved her sopho-
more year. She was Female Scholar
Athlete of the Year her sophomore
year and has recently been chosen as
Robert Munroe's female Wendy's
Heisman nominee. During her
sophomore year Ammie received
the Kodak Award for academic
achievement. She was also named
Talquin Youth Tour nominee. recipi-
-ent of the John Allen BBhtch' A\ard
as well as the Rochester Award for
Academic Excellence.
She has participated in the dual
enrollment program with Tallahas-
see Community College her junior
and senior years.
Jessica Joyner, daughter of
Bradley and Melanie of Joyner of
Quincy, will be escorted by her'
father.
Jessica is a three-year member of
the Anchor Club. She is also a
three-year member of Senior Beta
Club. Jessica is Secretary of the
Senior Class. She served as class
secretary her freshman and junior
years and was treasurer her sopho-
more year. She was a member of the
Student Council in 11th grade.
Jessica is a four-member of the
varsity volleyball team and was
named All County .Player of the
Week her sophomore and junior
years. During her freshman yearshe
received the Coaches' Award, and
her sophomore year she was Honor-
able Mention All Big,Bend player in
volleyball. Jessica is also a four-
year member of the varsity tennis
team. Her freshman year she was
selected as Rookie of the'Year. Her
sophomore year she received the
Most Improved Player Award. She
took first place Class A girls' tennis


championship for 'District 4 singles
and was. an honorable mention All
Big Bend player.
Jessica has participated in the dual
enrollment program with Tallahas-
see Community College her junior
and senior years.
Megan Rowan is the daughter of
Tim and Karen Rowan of Quincy.
She will also be escorted by her
father.
Megan is a three-year member of
Anchor Club, and she was presi-
dent-elect herjunior year. Megan is
presently serving as the Anchor
Club president. She is a four-year
member of Senior Beta Club.' In
this, her senior year, Megan repre-
sents her class a member of the Stu-
dent Council. She currently serves
as senior class treasurer. She is also
a senior member of THE PAW
PRINT staff.
Meagan is a three-year member of
the varsity softball team.
Sallie Willis, daughter of Bill and
Patsy Willis of Greensboro, is
escorted by her father.
Sallie served as class president her
freshman year and was treasurer her
junior year. She is a senior member
of THE PAW PRINT staff.
Sallie is a four-year member of the
varsity volleyball team. Her fresh-
man year she was selected as Most
Valuable Player, received the Top
Server Award and was an honorable
mention All Big Bend player. She
was named most improved her soph-
omore year and was the recipient of
the Defensive Award her junior year
As a five-year member of the varsity
softball team Sallie has been recog-
nized several times as County Pla er
''of the Week. Her sophomore and
junior years Sallie received the Top
Pitcher Award. She was named to
the All County Softball team and
was an honorable
mention All Big Bend player. Sallie
is also a two-year member of the
varsity basketball team.
Sallie is a member of First Baptist
of Greensboro and the First PresbyL
terian Youth Group.
The students in grades 7 through
i2'will vote their choice for home-
coming queen on Friday morning. !
Bailey Powell, daughter of Gay
and Marvin Steffen, will crown the
new queen. Bailey was the 2004
homecoming queen, and she is cur-
rently attending Tallahassee Corn
munity College.
She will be escorted by Student
Council President Joseph Hackney,
son of George and Juliane Hackney.
Joseph is a member of Senior Beta
Club. He is a three-year member of
Key Club and served as treasurer his
junior year and is serving as this
year's president. He is a senior
member of the PAWPRINT staff.
Joseph is a four-year member of the.
varsity football team and is one of
this year's captains. He is also a
three-year member of the varsity
basketball team.


GEMS Celebrates National
School Lunch Week

In observance of National School Lunch Week, Gadsden
Elementary Magnet invited all parents to come out and eat
with their child on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. The par-
ents seemed to enjoy having lunch with their children.


From the desk of

the superintendent

Dear Parents and
Guardians: -,
We started this
school year with the
slogan "Building A
Brighter Future" that
we hope will become a
theme and objective of
Reginald
each parent and resi- R. Jmes,
dent of the county. It Su Jamesr
Superinten-
is now time to move dent
beyond the theme and of Schools
into action. However,
this can't be achieved without your
support and involvement. This
approach requires a collaborative
effort with everybody; therefore, an
OPEN HOUSE PARENT
INVOLVEMENT EXPO has been
scheduled at your child's school.
You will be receiving your child's
report card next week. It is intended
to assist you in identifying your
child's strengths and weaknesses in


the subject areas for which he or she
is enrolled. Because this is the first
grading period, we are presented
with the perfect opportunity to start
a partnership together. Starting a
positive relationship now could pos-
sibly eliminate future problems,
while we provide your child with
the greatest opportunity for a suc-
cessful school year.
.To assist you with identifying a
starting point for connecting with
us, we suggest you contact your
child's school to find out the date
and time of the scheduled OPEN
HOUSE. Also parents, prepare to
seek information on any of the fol-
lowing resources that may be of
interest to you:
Parent Guide
Continuous Improvement Model
(CIM)
. Different Levels of Parent
Involvement (DLOPI) What level
parent are you?
Pupil Progression Plan Promo-
tion Requirements & Portfolios
Open House Meet your child's


teacher and check out the "Tool Kit
for Parents" (Information)
Attendance It's the Law!
School Advisory Council (SAC)
and Parent Teacher Association
(PTA)
After School and Supplemental.
Educational Services (SES)
Homework Hot Line and FCAT
Explorer Assistance
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test (FCAT) (Parent Reading
and Math nights out)
Faith-Based and Churches -
"Adopt A School"
We look forward to a productive
2005-2006 school year, which will
prove to be beneficial to you, us,
and most importantly, your child.
For more information, visit us
online @ www.gcps.kl2.fl.us, con-
tact the parent liaison at your child's
school or call the District's Family
Involvement Resource Center at
(850) 627-9651.Thank you as
always for your support and
involvement.


St. John Elementary
Student of the Month
Mrs. Hagins, the guidance coun-
selor at St. John Elementary School;
would like to congratulate the fol-
lowing students for their positive
contributions to their class and the
school.
September: Pre Kindergarten -
Jada Lindsey; Kindergarten -
Ayonna Scott; 1st Montyerra
Woodard; 2nd Robert Eason; 3rd -
Ariel Howard; 4th Shondra Perry;
5th Jy'Shawn O'Neal.
October: Pre Kindergarten Chi-
Terra Lewis; Kindergarten Sierra
Evans; 1st JaMichael Ray; 2nd -
Margarita Ruiz; 3rd Alexa Ruiz;
4th Damien Smith; 5th Kaylis
Baxter.

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school seniors across the country:
Graduation! As a rite of passage,
graduation night is unequaled in the
eyes of youth. It is a night to be
proud, to celebrate past achieve-
ments, and to look forward to the
f ture.
SBut some teens mistakenly think
tat the best way to celebrate on
2raJduajion night is to drink alcohol.
ri. the past, graduation parties
fi,.. 'l mg alcohol have left some
,laduauni senior'. vith h han ,.er,
'1 rIn. .: m ori ., and r
"l)'l l).irij,,iwg njL lnlories, and in


trouble with their parents, friends,
and/or the police.
Some others were not so lucky.
There were 15 teenagers killed in
alcohol related crashes during 2005
graduation season.
Graduation parties should be fun,
not fatal. The idea of all night,
chemical free graduation parties is
not new. The name "Project Gradu-
ation" is a generic name for the
chemical-free graduation parties
that have started a new tradition cel-
ebratin safel\.
I gshoolo related funecuois .re
supposed to be chemical-free, but
I


School patrol members
Our school patrol members are selected from 6th grade classes. They
are chosen for their leadership qualities and great behavior. They give
rupons to students who walk to the bus and these coupons go into a
Student of the Week" drawing each Friday. Winners of the drawing
receivee treat bags and have their picture posted on the office "Window
4f Fame." Mrs. Jeanne Taylor sponsors the Patrol which
jncludes;Whitley Hicks, Lakendra *Crittenden, Ron Williams,
eonardo Kenon Jeremy Porter andd Preshonda Bush on the bottom
w.Top row: Luis Roman, Pablo Zuniga, Andres Calderon and Cap-
in Raul Gonzales.

CS Junior Civitan...building

;ood citizenship is its motto


"Catch the excitement" of Junior.
ivitan. Junior Civitan's purpose is
provide personal and career
development opportunities while
encouraging service to the commu-
ity.
There are approximately 17,000
junior Civitans in over 500 clubs
throughout the world. It has been
building good citizenship since
917". TCS Junior Civitan club is
sponsored by Cantneice Hudson this
cear.
STo join TCS Junior Civitan Club,
students must be in high school and
ave a GPA of at least 2.5. So far
is year, Tallavana has a good-sized
group working on collecting canned
goods for families at Thanksgiving,
collecting supplies for hurricane
victims, and collecting toys and sup-


plies to prepare for Operation
Christmas Child through the Samar-
itan's Purse. The club is also con-
ducting Spirit Week this week, lead-
ing up to the Fall Festival on Friday
and Teacher Appreciation Week in
May.
The club urges everyone to partici-
pate, whether you are a member or,
not. It's to help our community!
Thanksgiving Can Drive Nov. 1
through Nov. 21.
Operation Christmas Child Oct. 14
through Nov. 12.

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what makes Project Graduation dif-
ferent is the attitude of the students.
And no other group. including par-
ents and school personnel. can make
that decision for students. This deci-
sion has to be made by the students.
The parents of the 2006 graduating
class of East Gadsden High School
would like your help and support to
begin a trend that will keep our chil-
dren safe on graduation night.
Any interested parents and/or local
business please contact Veronica
Reed at, (850) 627-179C, or
S\reed3. 5a'h-iniail.cqom, ;,priTopny
Harris at (850) 539-8155.


Gadsden
County school
lunch menu

Friday, Oct. 28
Breakfast-Assorted cereal
w/toast, variety.of mixed
fruit.
Lunch-Sausage turkey
pattie (2), roll, corn on the
cob, cinnamon apple
sauce, peanut butter
cookie.

Monday, Oct. 31
Breakfast-Blueberry muf-
fin, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch-Barbecue chicken
w/roll, buttered corn on the
cob, chilled pears, vanilla
pudding.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Breakfast-French toast
w/syrup, turkey, variety of
100% fruit juice.
Lunch-Macaroni & cheese
w/roll, ham.

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Breakfast-Cheese grits
w/biscuit & ham, variety of
mixed fruit.
Lunch-Sliced turkey ham,
candied yams, chilled
pineapple tidbits, peanut
butter cookie.

Thursday, Nov. 3
Breakfast-Scrambled eggs
w/sausage link, variety of
100% fruit juice.
Lunch-Shepherd's pie
w/roll, seasoned green
beans, orange halves,
pineapple upside down
cake.


The National Scholars Program
offers scholarships to U.S. citizens
who are seeking a bachelor's degree
at one of the eighteen 1890 histori-
cally Black land-grant institutions in
any field of study in agriculture,
food, natural resource sciences or
other related disciplines.
Thirty-six or more scholarships
are awarded annually which must be
used at one of the institutions.
Chattahoochee
4th and 5th grade students, who
are a part of Innovation Academy,
went on an educational tour Oct. 21.
The students toured TCC, FSU, and
FAMU. It was an event enjoyed by
all.
Each week, students in grades 3
through 6 work on a focus skill. At
the end of each week, they are given
an assessment provided by the Math
Coach, Kysha Hopkins. Certificates
are awarded to the class with the
highest average. Our first nine-
weeks classes of the week are a
Aug. 26: Mrs. Shorter's 4th grade;:
Sept. 2: Ms. Stubbs' 3rd grade;
Sept. 9: Ms. White's 6th grade;
Sept. 16: Ms. Stubbs 3rd grade and
Ms. Shorter's 4th grade; Sept. 29:
Mrs. White's 6th grade; Oct. 7: Ms.
White's i6th grade; Oct. 13: Ms.
Stubb's 3rd grade.
Our CES Math Superstars (3rd-6th
grade) are Tyrone Jackson, Aaron
Hasting. Jasmine Hill, Chasity Mur-
phy, K.D. Dawkins, Mary Floyd,
Brandi Jackson, Sidarins Berrieum,
Cortni Brown, Vonkeria Hunter, and
Kaion Walker.,
SOur first Family Reading Night for
the 2005-2006 school year was a
great success. It 5 as held on Oct.
18. Our reading coach, Phyllis Sim-
mons, pro% ided parents and students
a night to remember. The focus 1yas
ife'efive area lofreading n ciiituions
(phonemic awareness, phonics, flu-
ency, vocabulary, and text compre-
hension) along with reading and
computer activities. Thanks to' Ms.
McMillion, parent liaison, and
Americorp members for helping
make this an enjoyable event.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens
who have a high school diploma or
a G.E.D. certificate and are starting
Their first year of college for a bach-
elor's degree.
The USDA/1890 National Schol-
ars Program will provide full tuition,
employment, employee benefits,
fees, books, use of a personal com-
puter and software while on scholar-
ship and room and board each year


for four years.
All application materials must be
postmarked no later than Jan.15 and
sent to the institutions) selected by
the applicant to attend.
For further details please go to the
following website:
http://1890scholars.program.usda.g
ov/univ.html


Elementary School news


Our first Family Math Day for the
2005-2006 school year will be held
on Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This
event will take place in the Media


-,


Center. Come out and join us for a
day of fun filled Math lessons and
activities.


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George Munroe teachers go to school
George Munroe Elementary School teachers completed sessions 2 and
3 out of 5 in the TESA training series this past Friday. TESA is designed
to heighten teachers' awareness of their perceptions and how those per-
ceptions affect their expectations. Teachers are led to and encouraged
to give perceived low achievers more opportunities to perform in class,
to receive more feedback, and to establish personal relationships with
every student. As a result, teachers, can expect to minimize the negative
and maximize the positive effects of expectation. Instruction provided
,by Dr. Diana Decker, Gadsden County Schools. Pictured are Abbye
Dixon and Mrs. Ethelyn Cunningham, GWME Assistant Principals.


TCS Students of the
Week for Oct. 21

In first grade Jayla Johnson was
acknowledged for putting forth
great effort-inheracademics. James
Green. in second grade. was
acknowledged for keeping his desk
area neat and tidy. Matthew Alday,
in third grade, was noted for always
being so considerate and willing to
help out.
In fifth grade Darius Gonzalez had


improved citizenship. In sixth grade
Alana McDearmid was noted for
making overall improvement
3K through 5K did not participate
in Student of the Week this week
due to a field.

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Gadsden Munroe volley

County OrtS eWS team rallies for
Times 1,


S&
Long
B. Jotii Ffcrolito


Garvin Bowden was no match for me
as we faced off in a head to head football
case last week.
The attorney hit 6 of his 10 jury picks
while I was 8 of 10 on mine. One pick
USF-West Virginia was tossed out of
court because of Hurricane Wilma.
With the out of court settlement last
.week my overall record for the year got
even at 4-4.
That sets me up for this week's oppo-
nent. who is Calvin Stephens. the owner
of Stephen's Painting located in Quincy.
Calvin is a born and raised Quincian.
He attended Quincy Middle. Carter-Par-
ramore, and Shanks growing up, and
played on the basketball team at all three
schools.
Upon graduating Shanks in '78 he
enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for
7 years working in S1, S2. S3. and S4.


After leaving the service Calvin spent 2
years in Cape Canaveral before returning
where he started his own business 13
years ago.
Calvin is married to the former Char-
lotte Lindsey of Quincy and they are cel-
ebrating 20 years of marriage this year.
A big FSU fan Calvin paints things this
way this week.....
FSU over MARYLAND......Noles are
unstoppable.
FLORIDA over GEORGIA.....Shock-
ley's injury makes things different.
FAMU over MORGAN STATE.....Rat-
tler's starting to roll.
MIAMI over NORTH
CAROLINA.....Canes will blow through
this one.
UCF over EAST
CAROLINA.....Another Florida team
wins.
SOUTH CAROLINA over TEN-
NESSEE.....Spurrier with an upset.
CLEMSON over GEORGIA
TECH.....Clemson will be the better
team.
N.C, STATE over SOUTHERN
MISS.....I like the Pack in this one.
OKLAHOMA over
NEBRASKA.....Sooners playing a little
better than the Huskers.
KENTUCKY over MISSISSIPPI
STATE.....In a minor upset.


I hope I won't be upset after my picks,
but Calvin I think it will be.....
FSU over MARYLAND.....Noles "paint"
Terps shell.
FLORIDA over GEORGIA.....Gator win
will "stir" things up in the SEC East.
FAM-U over MORGAN STATE.....Rat-
tlers "'brush" aside Morgan State.
MIAMI over NORTH CAR-
OLINA.....With last year in mind, Canes
will "roller" over Heels.
EAST CAROLINA over UCF.....Pirates
"'swash" Knights.
TENNESSEE over SOUTH CAR-
OLINA.....Not a "tint" of a chance for


the Gamecocks.
CLEMSON
TECH.....Tigers


over GEORGIA
"stain" Tech bo\ %


chances.
N.C._ STATE over
MISS.....If Pack can keep
of the "bucket"


SOUTHERN
their foot out


NEBRASKA over OKLAHOMA.....This
use to be a "primer" time game.
KENTUCKY over MISSISSIPPI
STATE....."Thinner" times for both
teams.
I hope I "paint" Calvin right into a
"corner" as we don't match colors on
THREE picks. Then again I may be the
one that needs a "second coat.''


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district title trophy


Munroe and West Gadsden vol-
leyball teams both made it to district
finals last week. Munroe
emerged with a trophy but both
teams earned state series playoff
rights.
The Lady Cats team made a
spectacular rally in the Class A Dis-
trict 3 finals to defeat John Paul II in
five games at the Munroe gym
Thursday night. It took a village, as
ten Lady Cat players combined to
outlast a bench-poor Panther team.
It also included the villagers, as
more than half a dozen male
Munroe students, dressed in old
cheer uniforms, kept the frenzied
Munroe crowd cheering until the
end.
John Paul won games one and
two and appeared to be close to
holding the championship trophy as
they led 23-18 in the third game. In
the first game, John Paul won 28-
26 in a back and forth match that
saw many lead changes. Mandy
Clark and Jill Purvis were big defen-
sively with six blocks each, many
coming against JPII's six foot senior
hitter. Clark also tallied five kills
and three digs.
Game two was also John Paul II
as they won 25-14. Game three
saw John Paul surge to a 20-10 lead
before the Lady Cats clawed their
way back into the game.. Some
amazing defensive plays, including
a spectacular dig by sophomore
Kaitlyn Rentz, allowed the Lady
Cats to begin their rally with John
Paul II two points from game and
match. Munroe junior, Melody


Brown, coolly served out the side as
the Lady Cats hustled and dove their
way to a 25-23 rally.
During the comeback effort and
into game four, JP was noticeably
tired as they played only seven play-
ers during the almost two hour
match. Munroe, on the other hand,
substituted freely around Clark and
setter Jessica Joyner, and were able
to rest players for the stretch.
Game four was led offensively by
Melody Brown. She finished with
five kills and three digs. Jessica
Joyner set for ten assists as the Lady
Cats won handily 25-16.
The deciding fifth game was a see
saw battle to see which teafii
reached 15 points first. Mandy
Clarks' six kills and three digs wert
enough offensive power for the
Lady Cats to win 15-12. The bench
and the stands exploded in celebra-
tion courtside of the amazing come-
back. The championship was the
Lady Cats second district champi-
onship in two years.
The win gave the Munroe
team(11-10) hosting rights against
District 1 runner up Milton Central'
High School (10-11) on Tuesday
night.
West Gadsden(12-5) lost for the
third time to Liberty County High
Schoo(16-2) in their Class 2A Dis-
trict 4 final played in Bristol. No
stats or scores are available. The
team traveled to Blountstown oh
'Tuesday night to play the
Blountstown Lady Tigers (14-4).


County football


SSeahawks soar over

SBobcats 46-0
The South Walton Seahawks soared past Munroe 46-
0 in a high school fod'balPgl ;igae'layed 'at Corry Field
Friday night:' .. ' '
Dexter Barfield led South Walton with 136 yards
rushing including a 67-yard touchdown run. Michael
Theriot scored 2.t.d.'s for the Seahawks and George
Norris and Kenzie Clemens had 1 touchdown each.
Steve Phillips and Todd Rowan led the Bobcats play
on defense with 9 tackles each.
Munroe's record dropped to 1-7 with the loss. They
will host FAMU Friday night at 7:30 pm in their next
game.

Wakulla ends East

SGadsden playoff

Hopes on 32-6 win

S The East Gadsden Jaguars had won their last 2 games
and were heading into Medart with some momentum
Friday night facing Wakulla Co. in a District 2-3A clash
between second place teams.
It was the War Eagles that took momentum in the
aI game and with it a 32-6 victory that put them in the
play-off picture and put East Gadsden out of it.


Wakulla quarterback Tanner Jones passed for a pair of
Touchdowns and ran for 1 to lead the War Eagle offense.
The Wakulla defense harassed East Gadsden's quar-
'terback Harry Betsey all night coming up with several
sacks including 3 by Brandon Boxburger and 2 by
Travis Mloore.
Eas Gasden's touchdown came in ihe fourth quar-
ter when llahih Brown returned a pass interception 69
yards for a touchdown.
Betsey threw for 125 yards completing 20 of 49
passes. Ricky Gennie caught 11 of the passes for 83
yards.
Wakulla will host Bay High this Friday and the win-,
ner will earn a play-off spot. East Gadsden plays host to '
district leading Godby in a 7:30 pm game.

West Gadsden wins

by forfeit over

Apalachicola
The West Gadsden Panthers got a forfeit win over
Apalachicola last Friday night when the Franklin
County school couldn't field a team due to injuries.
The win gives West Gadsden a 3-5 record. The Pan-
thers travel to Port St. Joe Friday night for a game
against the District 1-1A champion Sharks. West Gads-
den will close their season next Friday at Lafayette Co.
in Mayo.


Player of the Week

Robert F. Munroe


















Mandy Clark
Mandy had 34 kills and 22
digs, helping the Lady Cats win
their district title.

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Photo by Byron Spires
David Watson and his Amateur Super Pro Chevy Monza



Bankin' on speed!


Watson wins big race at Gainsville


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

How does it feel to accelerate down a quarter-mile
track from a dead standstill to 130 miles per hour in
10.28 seconds?
Local Capital City Bank vice president David Watson
can tell you. He says it feels mighty good, especially
when you bring home a big win.
Watson competed in the Auto Zone Super Chevy
Show this past weekend at Gainesville Raceway (home
of the Gator Nationals) with his high powered 1980
Chevy Monza and won his class in a National Hot Rod
Sanctioned drag race against 256 competitors.
"It was the best weekend of racing I have ever had,"
Watson said about winning the Amateur Super Pro
Division.


His wife and crew chief, Janice Watson, agreed. "It
was the the most exciting race we have ever been to,"
Janice said.
Janice had a little help in the pit from Gene Griffiss
and Tommy Fason. Both Fason and Griffis race their
own cars, but went to the Super Chevy to help their
friend and fellow racer, David.
"The whole weekend was exciting, it was great to see
David win the the Super Pro. The car ran perfect the
whole time," Griffis said.
Watson had to work his way through eight elimina-
tion races over the weekend to reach the top of his
class.
Rain stopped the TREMEC Transmission Bonus race
Sunday afternoon between Watson and John Rollins.
The bonus race was for a $1700 purse between the
See WATSON on page 16


Player of the Week

East Gadsden High School











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Micah Brown
Micah returned a pass interception 69
yards for a touchdown in the Jaguars'
game against Wakulla County.





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David Watson of Quincy on his 10.28 second winning run in the Super Chevy Show drag race at Gainesville
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Watson

continued from Page 15

winner of the Super Pro and Pro divisions. Watson
and Rollins split the purse.
S'Things were going so good I believe I could have
beat him," Watson said about not getting the chance to
prove his car was faster than Rollins.
Watson has been racing since 1993. He started out
driving for a friend, Darryl Morris, and last year
decided to race his own car. He bought the Monza sev-
dral years ago for $90, Watson said, for his two sons
hIank and Walter to learn how to drive. Watson let
)them drive the car around his farm until the car
became inoperable.
It was parked and sat for several years until he
'decided he needed a race-car.
Now the only thing that is left of the original car is
the outside shell. The original frame has been replaced
.by a metal tubular chassis. A 434 cubic inch Chevy
!motor that produces over 640 horse power replaced the
'little four cylinder engine.
:- The transmission, once an economical four speed,
.as been replaced by a high tech turbo hydromatic
three speed automatic.
The two-door car could seat four before, now there is
only room for a special eat i\ nh WVatson in it. He is
held in place by a fi\e point harness and has to wear
: anle resistant clothing and a helmet.
A- You don't just pull it up to the pump and fill it up
either. Watson doesn't use lutrous oxide, but the big
throated Harle\ 750 four-barrel carburetor gets a juicy
300 octane airplane qualht gasobne for a heft\ boost.
-. You .can npt bark a tire like the NkMnza suL.d..do
,either Nom there are \ ide ,lick drag racing tires on
,the back that hold maybe ten pounds or less of pres-



jMunroe wins q


hosts semifinal

iMrUNROE 25 25 25
:'ILTOiN 11 9 13
y The Munroe Lady Cats volleyball team disposed of
'visiting Milton Central High School in an hours time
and in three straight games to win the Class A Region 1
tQuarterfinal game Tuesday night.
9 As district 2 winners, Munroe was able to host the dis-
trict I runners up. For the first time all season; a new
face led the team in kills. Sophomore Jill Purvis fin-
Aished the night with 11 kills. She was followed by Julia
ates with 8 kills. Kill leader, Mandy Clark, finished
with 8 kills. 'Senior Jessica Joyner set for 18 assists
, ilh many of them cross court sets to outside hitter
,Clark. Melody Brown dug out six Milton hits to lead
lher team in that category. Clark and Joyner combined
for six service aces to complete the sweep.
SMunroe will host the winner of the District 3 winner
i


sure. And the worst thing that can happen, Watson will
tell you, is for the tires to slip at the starting line. Blue
smoke from the tires means a lost race.
The idea according to Watson is to propel the 2800
pound car a quarter of a mile down the race track.
"You pull between two and four G's off the starting
line."
It is not just the car that must work well, the driver
must have a quick reaction time. Sometimes a thou-
sandth of a second can win or lose a race.
For sanctioned drag racing drivers start with a series
of lights, three yellows .and a green in a line. For many
years drag racing enthusiast have referred to the lights
as a "Christmas tree."
There is a half-second time lapse between each light
and Watson said that he has practiced over and over to
get that sequence right.
A beam across the track in front of the cars can
detect even the slightest early start that would disqual-
ify the driver.
"You can lose a race before it even starts," Watson
said.
"It is like bass fishing, golf or any other sport, it's
something I enjoy doing," Watson said about his love
of speed and drag racing, Motor sports are really start-
ing to catch on, Watson will tell you about his hobby
of racing. He is right. Every year races like the Day-
tona 500 break attendance records for sporting events.
Watson will continue to race his hot rod Monza.
Watson, Griffiss and Fason race regularly at several
local tracks. Their favorite is Breakaway Dragway near
Altha. On occasion you can see them at US 19 Drag-
Sway in Albany, Georgia or Dothan Raceway in Cotton-
wood, Alabama.
It is the thrill of a win and the rumble of the engines
as theN scream do n the track that keeps WatsonIand
Shis friends coming back weekend after weekend to
drag race. And of course there is that Super Pro race
next.year as well.


quarterfinals;


s Saturday

and district 4 runners up. The game will be played on
Saturday at the Munroe gym at 2:00.


Blountstown ends

WGHS season
BLOUNTSTOWN 25 25 25
WEST GADSDEN 16 13 1C
The West Gadsden volleyball team lost to a strong
Blountstown team in three straight games on Tuesda)
night at the Tiger gym. Blountstown (15-4) won the
Class 2A District 3 tournament. West Gadsden was the
runnersup in District 4'to Liberty County. West Gads-
den ended their season with a 12-6 record.


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Maryland at FSU
FAMU at Morgan State
Next week
N.C. State at FSU
Vanderbilt at Florida
North Carolina A&T at
FAMU

High School
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The Big News at
Wingate's is that Pam
Martin-Wells WON the
very first Ladies B.A.S.S.
ever held and it was
flashed on worldwide
E.S.P.N. You know what
she was wearing to the
weigh-in on stage? Her Pink Wingate's Lodge shirt!
She, as well as most of the other "Bassin' Gals" got
their start here on Lake Seminole. They all love the
lake and we expect to see them hold a tournament here
on the mother lake
according to "The
Coach", who is in charge -
of E.SP.N. andwas one
of my early Boy's Camp
Kids. We met and
howdied at the,Detroit
Classic.
The Tallahassee Hawg
Hunters fished out here a
1/2 day Friday and a
whole day Saterday with
a total weight of 30+.
pounds of Bass for the.
outing. Les Shope of Thomasville, GA took those fish
on a Scum Frog in the lily pads.
A fine catch of Hybreds was reported Thursday late
and Friday 2 more Stripers was taken on a Little
Fishee on deep sand. They have schooled in the
Creek for several days. We have also had reports of
huge schools of Mullet over in Spring Creek. Soak
them an hour in salt water before cooking them and
they eat jist like saltwater Mullet.
Mr. Bo Musgroves took a limit of Bream on Crickets.
and has been doing it almost every morning this week.
He has him a secret hole no one seems to know about.
Wingate's Lodge and Po Boy's BBQ held their
Annual Kid's Fishing Tournement here SaterdaJ morn-


South Walton 46 Munroe 0
West Gadsden 1 Apalachicola
0 (forfeit)
This week
Godby at East Gadsden
FAMU at Munroe
West Gadsden at Port St. Joe
Next week
Florida High at East Gadsden
West Gadsden at Layfette Co.
Munroe at Liberty Co.


ing. Those kids caught 49 fish in an hour. Our own
Lucy Sloan won the 6 and under category. Casey
Hyatt won the 7 to 8
year old category and
caught the most fish
over all with a total of
11. J.W. Goodman,
Ally Musgroves. and
Michael Dykes all tied
for first in the 9 to 11
category.- Fun was
had by all and great
prizes were given out.
These folks here sure
know how to have a
good time.
It's so cold at nite
the tomaters will not
ripen. I'm having a
tirable pain in my
belly for a -vine ripe ",
tomato. The Dog .. ", -
Fennels are in full .. *, -"
bloom and I checked ,i. i
the Frost Plant it is '
beginning to bloom
but not in full yet. 'We "'".' '
looked at a dry moon
Sunday morning. Only time will tell.
Wingate's Fishing Report.
October 23, 2005


Lake Surface Temp:
Lake Level:
Big Lake:
Chattahoochee:
Flint:
Spring Creek:
Fish Pond Drain:


6 inches down
Clear
Clear
Greenish Color
Clear
Clear


Report provided by: Jack Wingate


The pictures are of Bo Musgroves of Bass Island
Campground at Wingates with a nice catch of
Bream and of Les'Shope of Thomasville with his
catch of Bass from the Tallahassee Hawg Hunter's
tournament on Saturday.


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WFWMD
works to update
flood hazard maps

The Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's (FEMA) flood haz-
ard maps are one of the essential
tools for flood mitigation in the
United States. Unfortunately, many
of these maps have become outdat-
ed, especially in high growth and
development areas including Flori-
da. FEMA has established a broad
goal of modernizing flood hazard
maps nationwide. In lieu of the de-
structive hurricanes that have swept
over the state since 2004, accurate
flood hazard maps are especially im-
portant for identification of flood-
plain and flood hazard information.
The Northwest Florida Water
Management District was designat-
ed by FEMA in December 2002 as a


Cooperating Technical Partner
(CTP) for the State of Florida in
northwest Florida.
As a CTP, the NWFWMD has be-
gun to work collaboratively with
FEMA to create and maintain accu-
rate, up-to-date flood hazard data for
the communities served in north-
west Florida. This includes 16
North Florida counties including
Gadsden.. Floodplain management
and protection is a primary area of
responsibility and a priority as part
of the District's mission.
The FEMA Map Modernization
program, "Map Mod", builds upon
recommendations of the Technical
Mapping Advisory Council articu-
lated in 2000. Congress approved a
$1 billion dollar investment to bring
flood hazard maps up-to-date na-
tion-wide over a 5-year period. The
NWFWMD vision for the Map
Modernization initiative is to pro-
vide more accurate and complete
flood hazard information for coun-


ties and communities within the Dis-
trict. As part of this work, the
NWFWMD has embarked in an en-
deavor to map and convert flood in-
surance rate maps (FIRMs) into a
digital format covering all sixteen
counties in the NWFWMD.
This includes the collection of
new, accurate elevation data, new
flood studies, and will result in up-
dated digital flood insurance rate
map panels (DFIRMs) meeting FE-
MA's latest multi-hazard flood map
modernization standards. Efforts
though other water resources and
emergency management programs
.by the local government, District,
State and Federal programs are also
under way to obtain more accurate
i and detailed elevation imagery in a
digital format.
The digital component of the new
maps is a key because they are easi-
ly accessed by the public and dis-
played on the web. The web dis-
plays are capable of showing actual


earth images and topography with
the flood zones and flood hazard in-
formation as map overlays. Resi-
dents and property owners will be
able to view the areas mapped as
flood hazard zones with a very clear
aerial image of the earth along with
the structures they live in.
The web based digital flood maps
will also allow for easy updates as
development changes occur. With
the updated DFIRMs and the Dis-
trict's ongoing emphasis on protec-
tion and acquisition of flood prone'
areas, the flood protection goals and
the non-structural floodplain man-
agement strategy of the NWFWMD
will be enhanced.
FEMA funding for flood studies is
limited. The objective of the CTP
program is to leverage available.
funding to obtain more and better
multi-hazard mapping with the
available resources. Currently, the
FEMA Regional Office in Atlanta
manages Federal funding through a


Cooperative agreement with the
NWFWMD. This funding will be
used to remap all of the 16-county
area of the District in a digital for-
mat that will become accessible
through the Internet and other print,
able media. The NWFWMD is pro-
viding funding and staff resources to
leverage this funding. The
NWFWMD is also relying on the
services of county and city govern-
ments and the data and information
resources they have, as "in-kind"
leverage to assist the District in ob-
taining federal funding.,'
Map Mod touches a broad stake-
holder community who will see dif-
ferent benefits. Community plan-
ners and local officials will gain a
greater understanding of the flood
hazards and risks that affect their
community. Builders and develop-
ers will have detailed information
for making well-informed decisions
on where to build and how they can
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floodplain and hazard information '.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
'AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 05-880-CAA

DALE SIMMONS; AND
iiTAWANNA SIMMONS,
;; Plaintiffs,
ivs.

,MARCOLES D. WILLIAMS,
tiDefendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

ITO; MARCOLES D.
;iWILLIAMS

;YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
,Complaint for Quiet Title
ihas been filed against you
';and others, and you are
:required to serve a copy of
,your written defenses, if
any. lo ii on DANIEL E.
P.ANAUSA, ESQUIRE,
SMITH. THOMPSON,
-HAW & MANAUSA, P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attorneys, 3520
Thomasvile Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-
3469, no more than thirty
(30) days from the first pub-
lication date of this notice of
action, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or


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immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise, a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.

DATED this 12th day of
September, 2005.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
9/22&29, 10/06&13/2005c

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

CASE NO: 2005-1016-CAA
JUDGE: Hon. George S.
Reynolds III

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A
1985 BLUE AND WHITE
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
SUPREME, VIN:
1G3GM47A3FP358783/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Surviving Spouse and
Unknown Heirs of Robert
Wynn Williams, Deceased,
whose last known address
is 852 Fairview Road, Fort


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Employer


I I LEG~~AL OIE


Walton Beach, Florida General, Petitioner's attor-
32548 ney, whose address is The
Capitol, Suite PL-01.,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
FlED that an action to forfeit, 1050, on or before Monday,
your interest in the following November 7, 2005, and file
property in Gadsden the original with the clerk of
County, Florida: this court either before serv-
ice on Petitioner's attorney
A 1985 BLUE AND WHITE or immediately thereafter;
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS otherwise a default will be
SUPREME,. VIN: entered against you for the
1G3GM47A358783 relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
has been filed against you,
and you are required to Dated: September 30, 2005
.serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Anthony Nicholas Thomas
Andrews, Assistant Attorney Clerk of the Circuit Court


(SEAL)


and


By Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
10/6,13,20,27/05c

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

Case' No.: 05-955-DRA
Division: Family Law

Ronald Jones,
Petitioner


Edith St. Hilaire,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MAR-
RIAGE

TO Edith St. Hilaire, 15689
SW 54th Ct:, Miramar, FL
33027

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed
against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if


any, to it on Ronald D.
Jones, whose address is
1821 McKelvy St, Quincy,
FL 32351 on or before
November 10, 2005, and file
the original' with the clerk of
this Court at 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL
32353 before service on
Petitioner "or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default, may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the


Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review
these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of


Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of doc-
uments and information.
Failure to comply.can result
in sanctions, including dism-
missal or striking of. plead-
ings.

Dated: October 10, 2005

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Arnita Green


Contd on pg 19


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Position #235
Salary Range $1320.80 S1827.28/bw
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Gadsden County Times October 27, 2005 19


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Older Americans Act Title Ill-E Family
Caregiver Support Program

Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
announces grant opportunities for sources inter-
ested in providing services to caregivers under the
Federal Older Americans Act Title Ill-E National
Family Caregiver Support Initiative in Bay,
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison,
Taylor, Wakulla, and/or Washington Counties.
Prospective sources must be established and
have current or previous experience in providing
services to older adults and caregivers. If a con-
tract is awarded for this effort, the Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc. anticipates duration of
not more than one year with two, one-year renew-
al options pending continued funding availability.
Programs must be capable of providing new, inno-
vative, or continuing services to caregivers meet-
ing the following eligibility criteria:
(1) Individuals providing informal in-home
and community care for a person age 60 or older;
or
(2) Grandparents or step-grandparents and
relative caregivers, age 60 or older, of children not
more than 18 years of age, or
(3) Older individuals, age 60 or older, pro-
viding care and support to persons with mental
retardation and related developmental disabilities.

All services must be provided in accordance with
established guidelines .set forth by the State 'of
Florida Department of Elder Affairs Client and
Services Manual and contracts between the Area
Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc. and State
of Florida Department of'Elder Affairs.

Interested parties may request a proposal pack-
age by contacting: Lisa Bretz, Planning
Administrator, 2414 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee,
Florida 32308, telephone 850-488-0055, facsimile
850-922-2420, or email at
aaanf@elderaffairs.org.
Written proposals are due to the Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida, Inc. no later than 4:30
p.m. EST on November 7, 2005. Only written
responses will be accepted. The Area Agency on,
Agirng for North Florida, Inc. reserves the right to
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BARRED.

Dated on this 6th' day of.
October, 2005


Nicholas Thomas
As Cler of the Court
-I THE SECOND-CIRCUIT ....' .
COURT, IN AND FOR. VickiVick.
.GADSDEN-- -COUNOU';JarAs-Deputy.61erkot bh.s
FLORIDA. 1.0/i3,20/27 & 11/3/05c.
-PROBATE DIVISION


Case No. 0i5-427 PA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANDREW WILLIAMS

.NOTE OF ACTION

?TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
'CLAIM OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE: TO ALL
PERSONS. WHO BELIEVE
;THAT. THEY ARE THE
RIGHTFUL HEIRS LEGA-
TEES. DEVISEES OF,
ANDREW WILLIAMS WHO
DIED WITHOUT A WILL ON
NOVEMBER 18, 1922 IN
CHATTAHOOCHEE,
FLORIDA.

Y6U AREIF'OTIFIED that
the administration of the
Estate, of ANDREW
WILLIAMS, Deceased, case
number above is pending in
'the 'Circuit. Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
the address of which is
Gadsden. -County
Courthouse, Post Office
Box 231, Quincy, Florida
32353-0131. The Personal
Representative of the estate
is WILLIE WILLIAMS,
whose mailing address is
Post Office Box 111511,
Houston, Texas 77293. the
name and address of the
personal Represeniative s
Attorney is, JOYCE SIB-
SON DOVE, 101 North
Madison Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351.

All persons having claim or
demands against the estate
are required, ON OR.
BEFORE NOVEMBER 18,
.'005, to file with'the Clerk's
office of the above court a
written statement of any
claim or right of inheritance
they may have. All persons
interested" in 'the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice
"of Administration has been
mailed are required, ON OR
BEFORE NOVEMBER 18,
2005 to file any objections
they may have that chal-
lenges ihe qualifications of
'the Personal
Representative or the
enue or Jurisdiction of the
-ourt.

FAILURE TO SERVE AND.
H-LE WRITTEN DEFENS-
-S MAY RESULT IN A
UDGEMENT OR ORDER
"OR RELIEF DEMAND,
WITHOUT FURTHER'
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS,
:EMANDS AND OBJEC-
IONS NOT SO FILED
JILL BE FOREVER


'1N'THE SECOND CIRCUIT
COURT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 05-436-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID
WILLIAMS

NOTE OF ACTION

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIM FOR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE. ESTATE:. TO ALL
PERSONS WHO BELIEVE
THAT THEY ARE THE
RIGHTFUL. HEIRS, LEGA-
TEES, DEVISEES OF
DAVID WILLIAMS WHO
DIED WITHOUT WILL ON
,DECEMBER 2, 1932 IN
C HATTAHOOCHEE,
FLORIDA.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
the, administration of th'e
Estate of.DAVID WILLIAMS,
Deceased, case number
above is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, the address
of which is Gadsden County
Courthouse, Post Office
Box 231; Quincy, Florida
32353-0231. The Personal
Representative of the estate
is WILLIE WILLIAMS,
Whose address is 5051
Rietta Street, Houston,
Texas 77016 and mailing
address is Post Office Box
111511, Houston, Texas
77293. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative's Attorney is
JOYCE SIBSON DOVE,
101 North Madison Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.

All persons having claim or
demands against the estate
are required, ON OR'
BEFORE .NOVEMBER 18,
2005, to file wlh he Clerk's,
office of the above court a
written statement of any.
claim or right of inheritance
they may have. All persons
interested in the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice
of Administration has been
mailed are required, ON OR
BEFORE NOVEMBER 18,
2005 to file any objections
they may have that chal-
lenges the qualifications of
the Personal
Representative or the
Venue or Jurisdiction of the
court..

FAILURE TO SERVE AND
FILE WRITTEN DEFENS-
ES MAY RESULT IN A


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JUDGEMEJNT OR ORDER-
FFOR RELIEF DEMAND,
WITHOUT FURTHER.
'NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL 'BE. FOREVER
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Dated on: this 6th day of
Ocrlober. 2005

ricrholas Tromnas
As Clerk ol ine Court

Vicki Vick.
As JDeputy Clerk
S. l e&0'13,20,7 &11/3/05co


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

PROBATE DIVISION
C -- rJ,:. .'05-473"-C A r "
?N RE: ESTATE OF IDA
MAE WILLIAMS' '

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIM OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE: TO ALL
'PERSONS WHO BELIEVE
THAT THEY ARE, THE
RIGHTFUL HEIRS LEGA-
TEES, DEVISEES OF IDA
MAE WILLIAMS WHO
DIED WITHOUT WILL ON
AUGUST'11, 1996 IN MID-
WAY, FLORIDA.

\',OU ARE NOTIFIED that
the administration of the
Estate. of IDA MAE
WILLIAMS, Deceased, case
number ab,.oe is pending in
Ihe Circuil Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Ihe address of which is
Gadsden County
Courhlouse. Post Office
Box 231, Quincy, Florida
3 I3-0, 1. Tne .Personal
ReFprlesenlallvve of the
estate is .WILLIE
WILLIAMS, whose address
is 5051 Rietta Street,
Houston, Texas 77016 and
mailing address is Post
Office Box 111511: Houston,
Texas 77293. The name
and address of the Personal.
:Representative's Attorney
is, JOYCE SIBSON DOVE,
'101 North Madison Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.

All persons .having claim or
demands against the estate
are required, ON OR
BEFORE NOVEMBER 18,
2005, to file with the Clerk's
office of the above court a
written statement.of, any
claim or right of inheritance
they may have. All persons
interested' in the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice
of Administration' has been
mailed are required, O N
OR BEFORE NOVEMBER
18; 2005 to file any objec-l
rnors the' may have that;
challenges the qualifications
of the Personal
Representative or the Venu
or Jurisdiction of the court.

FAILURE TO SERVE AND
FILE WRITTEN DEFENS-
ES MAY RESULT IN A
JUDGEMENT OR ORDER
FOR RELIEF DEMAND,
.WITHOUT FURTHER
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

Dated on this 7th day of
October, 2005


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Nicholas Tnomas
As Clerk of the Court


Vicki Vick
As Deputy Clerk
10/13,20,27 & 11/3/05c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
Cse No. 05-472-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN
MCGILL

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIM OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS INTERESTED
- IN THE ESTATE: TO ALL
PERSONS WHO BELIEVE
v THAT THEY ARE THE
RIGHTFUL HEIRS LEGA-
STEES, DEVISEES OF
HELEN MCGILL WHO
DIED WITHOUT A WILL ON
APRIL 18,1960 IN MIDWAY,,
FLORIDA.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
the administration, of. the
"Estate of HELEN MCGILL,
Deceased, case number
above is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida; the address
of which is Gadsden County'
Courthouse, Post Office
Box 231, Quincy, Florida
32353-0131. The Personal
Representative of the estate
is WILLIE WILLIAMS,
whose address is 5051.
Rietta Street, Houston,
Texas 77016 and mailing
address is Post Office Box
111511, Houston, Texas
77293. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative's Attorney
is, JOYCE SIBSON DOVE,
101 North Madison Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351

All persons having claim or
demands against the estate
are required, ON OR
BEFORE NOVEMBER 18,
2005, to file with the Clerk's
office of the above court a
written statement of any
claim or right of inheritance
they may have. All persons
interested in the estate to
whom a copy of this Notice
of Administration has been
mailed are required, ON OR
BEFORE NOVEMBER 18,
2005 to file any objections
they may have that chal-
lenges the qualifications of
the Personal
Representative or the
Venue or Jurisdiction of the
court.


FAILURE TO SERVE AND
FILE WRITTEN DEFENS-.
ES .MAY. RESULT IN A
JUDGEMENT OR ORDER
FOR RELIEF DEMAND,
WITHOUT FURTHER
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL .'BE FOREVER
BARRED.!r "!'

Dated on this 7th day of
October, 2005

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk ol trie Court

Vicki Vick
Deputy Clerk
1'0/13,20,27&11/3/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR, ADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Number: 05-439-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF CHAR-
.LIE PETERSON, SR.,
Deceased

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION

The administration of the
estate of Charlie Peterson
Sr.; deceased, File Number
05-439-CPA, is pending in
the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O.
Box 1649, Quincy, FL.
32353-1649. The name and
address of the personal rep-
resentative's attorney is set
forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: All persons on whom
this notice is served who
have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the per-.
sonal representatives,
venue, or jurisdiction 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


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2"0 Gadsden County Times


October 27, 2005


FROM pg 19

IN 'THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Number: 05-357-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF PHYL-
LI SIMMONS, Deceased

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION

The administration of the
estate of Phyllis Simmons,
deceased, File Number 05-
357-CPA, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
wIich is P.O. Box 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353-1649.
The name and address of
the personal representa-
tive's attorney is set forth
below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: All persons on whom
this notice is served who
have objections that chal-
le&ie the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the per-
sonal representatives,
'venue, or jurisdiction of this
C6urt 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
QFSERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All creditors of the decedent
alo other persons having
claims or demands against
debedent's estate on whom
a4copy of this notice is
seyred within three months
aher the date of the first
publication of this notice
nrist file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LIPATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
T|lS NOTICE ON THEM.

Another 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 MONTHS AFTER
TIE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION' 'OF "THiS'
NOTICE.

AiL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
A ID OBJECTIONS NOT
S, FILED WILL BE FOR-
E ER BARRED.

K4dra N. Davis, Esquire
Parks &'Crump, L.L.C. 1
FBN: 0591041
240 North Magnolia Drive
Talfahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 224-6400
Atorney for Catina
Simmons-Russ
Personal Representative
.- 10/13,20,27 &11/3(c)


IN THE CIRCUIT.COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 05-468-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF MAE
FACES BRADY,
Deeased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration 'of the
estate of MAE FRANCES
BRADY, deceased, File
NAnber 05-468-CPA is
pending in the Circuit Court
foipadsden County, florida,
Probate Division, the
Address of which is 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Flqrda 32351 (Post Office
Bo2x 1649, Quincy, Florida
32d53-1649). The names
and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and
the. personal representa-
tive's attomey are set forth
b~eow.
AI, creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing' claims or demands
against the decedent's
estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliqui!-
dated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served
mrst file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY


OF THIS NOTICE ON
TIEM.

AJ) other creditors of the
depdent and other persons
hav ing claims or demands
.against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims
with the court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF


THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

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

Co-Personal
Representatives:

Rickey Bennett
62 Sunshine Way
Quincy, FL 32351

Bruce Bennett
4509 Westover Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Jack A. Harnett, Attorney at
Law
Post Office Box 300
Quincy, FI 32353-0300
Telephone: (850) 627-7647
Facsimile No. (850) 627-
7000
Fla. Bar No.: 0033786
Oct. 20 & 27/05c


In the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit, In
and For Gadsden County,
Florida

PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-470-CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
PATRICIA RICHARDSON,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of PATRICIA
RICHARDSON, deceased,
File Number 05-470-CPA, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Gadsden County, Florida
Probate Division, the
address of which is 10 E.
Jefferson St., Quincy,
Florida 32361. The names
and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and
the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contigent or,
unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice
is served must file thier
claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR ,30g DAY,.
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE-O' A CO'P' I''
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

The date of first publication
of this Notice is October 20,
S2005.

Attorney for .Personal
Representative: '
Michael Rayne, Esquire
327 Office Plaza Drive,
Suite 106
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Florida Bar No. 0568678
(850) 224-2999 Fax (850)
224-2799

Personal Representative:
Byron C. Stephens
7215 Bucking Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Oct. 20 & 27/05c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 05-470-CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
PATRICIA RICHARDSON,
Deceased

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION,
(Intestate)

The administration of the
estate of PATRICIA
RICHARDSON, deceased,
is pending in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 10
E. Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351. The estate is
intestate and the date of the
decedent's dated November
13, 2004. The names and


addresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

Any interested person on
whom a copy of the notice
of administration is served
must object to the validity of
the will (or any codicil), qual-
ifications of the personal
representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of the court, by


filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE 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 determi-
nation of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PRO-
VIDED BY LAW OR THE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROP-
ERTY IS DEEMED
WAIVED. any person enti-
tled to elective share is
required to file an election to
take elective share WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Michael Rayne FBN:-
056878
Law Offices of Michael
Rayne, LLC
327 Office Plaza Drive,
Suite 106
Tallahassee, Florida 32301-
2786
(850) 224-2999 Fax (850)
224-2799
Attorney for Petitioner

Personal Representative:
Byron C. Stephens
7215 Bucking Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Oct. 20 & 27/05C


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-450-CPA
DIVISION: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF WAR-
REN MONROE RADFORD,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate 'of WARREN MON-
ROE RADFORD,
deceased, 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 mail-
ing address of Post Office
Box 1649, Quincy, Florida,
32353. The estate is testate
..andlthe date of the,,dece.
denl's Wili and an vCogicils
flarrht, ..'b, 19'". The "
name and address of'the
personal representative and
the personal representa-
tive's attorney is set forth
below.
All interested persons on
whom a copy of this Notice
of Administration:is served
must object to the validity of
thewill (or any codicil), qual-
ifications of the personal
representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court, by
filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THE OBJECT-
ING PERSON, OR THOSE
OBJECTIONS ARE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to
exemptproperty is required
to file a Petitioin for determi-
nation of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PRO-
VIDED BY LAW' OR THE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROP-
ERTY IS DEEMED
WAIVED. Any person enti-
tled to elective share is
required 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
Attorney-At-Law
Florida Bar No: 0020893
38 Decatur Street
Chattahoochee, Florida.
32324
Telephone: 850-663-3865

Personal Representative:
DIANE R. JAMES
PO Box 266
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
10/20&27/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-450-CPA
DIVISION: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF WAR-


REN MONROE RADFORD,;
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of WARREN MON-
ROE RADFORD,
deceased, whose date of
death was February 22,
2005 and whose Social
Security Number is 261-21-
9404, 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 mail-
ing address of Post Office
Box 1649, Quincy, Florida,
32353.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on
home a copy of this notice
is required to be served
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decendent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITH-
IN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS.
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

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 publi-
caton of this Notice is
October 20, 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

Personal Representative:
DIANE R. JAMES
PO Box 266
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
10/20&27/05c


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

SCse No.:05-1.1 2-DRA .
Dr b.'i-.n FamiLrri'-L a

Debbie L. Hebert,
Petitioner

and

David Alan Hebert,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO David Alan Hebert,
Hillsborough County

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed
against you and Ihat you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if
any, to it on Debbie L.-
Hebert, whose address is
1925 Shady Oaks Drive,
Tallahassee, Florida'32303
on or before November 17,
2005, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at
Civil Dept. PO Box 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353 before
service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in
the'petition.

Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review
these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915).
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of doc-
uments and information.
Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dism-
missal or striking of plead-
ings.

Dated: October 11, 2005


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Arnita Green
Deputy Clerk .
10/20,27,11/03,10/05p


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA


PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 05-000498CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBA
GRADDY STRONG
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of MELBA GRADDY
STRONG, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351. The
estate is testate and the
date of the decedent's Will
and any Codicils are May
19, 1993 and July 19, 2001.
The names and addresses
of the personal representa-
tive and the personal repre-
sentative's attomey are set
forth below.

All interested persons on
whom a copy of the notice
of administration is served
must object to the validity of
the will (or any codicil), qual-
ifications of the personal
representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of the court, by
filing .a petition or other
pleading requesling relief in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN 3
MONTHS 'AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE 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 deter-
miniation of exempt proper-
ty WITHIN THE TIME PRO-
VIDED BY LAW OR THE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROP-
ERTY IS DEEMED
WAIVED. Any person enti-
'tied to elective, 'share is
required 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.

THOMAS C. WILKINSON
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 0087917
PO Box 138 h
Marianna, Florida 32447
Telephone: 850-482-4000

JAMES R. STRONG ,.
Personal Representative
1292 Slrong, Road
Quincy, Florida 32351
10/27&11/02/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA ,

PROBATE DIVISION
File No, 05-000498CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF MELBA
GRADDY STRONG
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
Estate of MELBA GRADDY
STRONG, deceased,,
whose date of death was
September 22, 2005; and
whose Social Security
Number is 267-82-2223, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351. The
names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal represen-
tative's' 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 PUB-
LICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE 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 PUB-
LICATION 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 first publication
of this notice is: October 27,
2005.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
THOMAS C. WILKINSON


Florida Bar No. 0087917
PO Box 138
Marianna, Florida 32447
Telephone: 850-482-4000

Personal Representative:
JAMES R. STRONG
1292 Strong Road
Quincy, Florida 32351
10/27&11/03/05c


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION

NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE PERMIT

On September 30, 2004, a
Notice of Intent to Issue
Permit was printed in the
Gadsden County Times as
specified below. The previ-
ous notice did not include
the corresponding notice of
rights, which was inadver-
tently omitted, and as such,
is being republished with
these included.
The Department of
Environmental Protection
gives notice of its intent to
issue a permit/water quality
certification (File No.
0210571-001) to the
Engelhard Corporation,
1101 North Madison Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351. The
activity is to start a new
fuller's earth mine in a 295-
acre lease area. The proj-
ect area consists of bottom-
land forests along an
unnamed tributary of
Swamp Creek upstream of
its juncture with Attapulgus
Creek. The. project will
involve the dredging of 44!1
.acres of wetlands and the
temporary filling of 3.9 acres
of wetlands. No impervious
surfaces are proposed.
Within the. extraction area
46 percent of the highest
quality forested wetlands in
the westemmost area of the
project will be avoided.
Also, except for a temporary
road crossing, the main
stream channel will be
avoided with a 160-foot
wide hydrological corridor.
Premining elevations range
from 240 feet to 120 feet
National Geodetic Vertical
Datum (NGVD). '
During mining, overburden
consisting mainly of loamy
fine sand, will .be placed in a
non-clay upland area or in a
previously mined area. The
overburden will be removed
using draglines, tractor
scrapers, excavators,' and
Soff-road Irucks. ..It,will.be
Sgrded,~ is e mining cycle
progresses The cla\' will be
mined Wilh an exy.avslor.
loading dragline, or front-
end loader. Conventional
over-the-road trucks will
transport the clay from the
mine to the plant. The max-
imum depth of mining is
expected to be 118 feet
NGVD, that is approximate-
ly 8 to 36 feet below natural
grade. During reclamation,
two ponds will be construct-
ed in the western end of the
mine. The final pond depths
will be less than 10 feet,
below the design water
level.
During construction, ditch-
es will divert water from
unmined areas to temporary
sediment basins to detain
runoff and allow settling of
sediment. Pumps will be
used to temporarily lower
water elevations in the mine
pits. The water will, be
pumped to the temporary
sediment basins. Discharge
to Attapulgus Creek, west of
the project area, will be
through a Department Multi
Sector General Permit.
Brush barriers from cleared
vegetation and silt fences
fortified with hog wire will be
used to contain turbidity and
sediment within the project
area. Stormwater up to the
100-year, 24-hour storm
event will be contained' on
site. Emergency overflow
channels will accommodate
basin flow for the 10-year
storm event.
Wetland mitigation will con-
sist of the restoration of wet-
lands within the extraction
area, temporary preserva-
tion in a conservation ease-
ment of 1,075 acres, and a
25-acre creation and
preservation area along
Jamieson Road within the
1,100-acre conservation
easement area. The land
covers within the conserva-
tion area are, pine planta-
tion (403 acres), mixed
hardwoods and pines (812
acres), and wetlands (30
acres). In the 25-acre,
Jamieson Road creation
and preservation area, 14.4
acres of mixed-forested
wetlands, and 1.7 acres of
mixed-forested uplands will
be created adjacent to 8.9


acres of existing mixed
forested wetlands along
Swamp Creek that will not
be disturbed. The Jamieson
Road area will be preserved
with a permanent conserva-
tion easement.

This permit is hereby grant-
ed unless a sufficient peti-
tion for an administrative
hearing is timely filed under
sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida
Statutes as provided below.


The procedures for petition-
ing for a hearing are set
forth below. Mediation is
not available.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
Department's action may
petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under
sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set
forth below and must be
filed (received by the Clerk)
in the Office of- General
Counsel of the Department
at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3000.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed
to redetermine final agency
action on the application,
the filing of a petition for an
administrative hearing may
result in a modification of
the permit or even denial of
the application.
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of
the Florida Administrative
Code, a person whose sub-
stantial interests are affect-
ed by the Department's
action may also request an
extension of time to file a
petition for an administrative
,hearing. The Department
may, 'for good cause shown,
grant the request for an
extension of time,
Requests. for extension of
time must-be filed with the
Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3000,
before the applicable dead-
lines. A timely request for
extension of time shall toll
the running of thetime peri-
od for filing a petition until
the request is acted upon. If
a request is filed late, the
Department may still grant it
upon a motion by the
requesting party showing
that failure to file a request
for an extension of time
before the deadline was the
result of excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely
and sufficient petition.for an
administrative hearing is
filed, other persons whose
substantial inieresls willbe-
affected by the outcome of
the administrative process
have the right to petition to
intervene in the proceeding.
Any intervention will only be
at the discretion of'the pre-
siding officer upon the filing
of a motion in compliance
.with rule. 281,06,205 of 1he ,
Florida Administraiive Code.
Ih accordance with rules
28-106.111(2) and 62-
110.106(3)(a)(4), F.A.C.,
petitions for an administra-
tive hearing by the applicant
must be filed within 21 days
of receipt of this written
notice. Petitions filed by'
any persons other than the
applicant, and other than
those entitled to written
notice under section
120.60(3) of. the Florida
Statutes must be filed within
21 days of publication of the
notice, or within 21 days of,
receipt of the written notice,
whichever occurs first.
Under section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes, howev-
er, any person who has
asked the Department for
notice of agency action may
file a petition within 21 days


of receipt of such notice,
regardless of the date of
publication.
The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address
above at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to
file a petition for an adminis-
trative hearing within the
appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver of
that person's right to
request an administrative
determination (hearing)
under section 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida
Statutes.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is
based must contain the fot-
lowing information:
(a) The name and address
of each agency affected and
each agency's file or identi-
fication number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and
telephone number of the
petitioner; the name,
address and telephone
number of the petitioner's
representative, if any, which
shall be the address for'
service purposes during the
course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how
the petitioner's substantial
interests are or will be
affected by the agency
determination; '
(c) 'A statement of when and
how the petitioner received
notice of the agency deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of all disput-
ed issues of material fact. If
there are none, the petition
.must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of
the ultimate facts alleged,
including the specific facts
that the petitioner contends.
warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the agency's pro-
posed action;
(f) A statement of the specif-
ic rules or statutes that the
petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed
action; and
(g) A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wishes
the agency to take with
respect to the agency's pro-
posed action.
A petition that does not dis-
pute the material facts on
which the Department's
action is based shall state
that no such facts are in dis-
pute and otherwise shall
contain the same informa-
lion as set forth abioe. as
required by rule 28-106. 301,
F.A.C. Under sections
120.569(2)(c) and (d) of the
Florida Statutes, a petition
for administrative hearing
must be dismissed by: the
agency if the petition does
not substantially comply
With the above requirements
or is untimely filed.
This action is final and
effective on the date filed
with the Clerk of the
Department unless a peti-
Tiorn is filed in accordance
with the above. Upon the
timely filing of a petition this
order will not be effective
until further order of the
Department.
This intent to issue consti-
tutes an order of the
Department. The applicant
has the right to seek judicial
review of the order under


section 120.68 of the
Florida Statutes, by the fil-
ing of a notice of appeal
under rule 9.110 of the
Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure with the Clerk of
the Department in the Office
of General Counsel, 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32399-3000;
and by filing a copy of the
notice of appeal accompa-
nied by the applicable filing
fees with the appropriate
district court of appeal. The
notice of appeal must be
filed within 30 days from the
date when the final order is
filed with the Clerk of the
Department. The applicant,
or any party within the
meaning of section 373.114
(1)(a) of the Florida
Statutes, may also seek
appellate review of this
order before the Land and
Water Adjudicatory Com-
mission under Section
373.114(1) of the Florida
Statutes. Requests for
review before the Land and
Water Adjudicatory Com-
mission must be filed with
the Secretary of the
Commission and served on
the Department within 20
days from the date when the
final order is filed with the
Clerk of the Department.
10/27/05c


NOTICE

Office of the Gadsden
County Property Appraiser

Notice of Intent to
Designate the Position of
GIS Systems Manager For
the Senior Management
Service Class Division of
Retirement

Pursuant to Chapter
121.055 Florida Statutes,
the Office of the Gadsden
County Property Appraiser
intends to designate the
-position of GIS Systems
Manager as a Senior
Management Service Class
position within the Florida
Retirement System. This
publication is made pur-
suant to Chapter 50, Florida
Statutes.
10/27&11/03/05c


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Gadsden County Times October 27, 2005 21


to the

Restaurant
Continued from Page 10

if not most of us, have grown up with. There is not a siz-
able income to warrant operation on that alone; this is a
passion we have, and in a manner of speech, our way of
giving back to that which we are from: Quincy. I will
agree there are times we are understaffed, and perhaps
have failed a few times in providing quality according to
our standards; for this, we apologize.
Most recently, it has come to my attention that the inci-
dent involving Ms. Harris was that which perhaps needs
a greater level of attention. '
The Carriage Factory Restaurant, located on 104 E.
Washington Street, has proudly been established for a
year this past Oct. 21. We have proudly provided a serv-
ice for a marginal part of the community. With that in
mind, most any business will have the occasional
"unsatisfied" customer...
Friday, Oct. 14, was just as normal Fridays tend to be:
very busy. My staff and I were busy running food up and
down the stairs, to and from the kitchen, and also tend-
ing to customers, when my grandmother, otherwise
known to us as Memaw, approached me and explained
to me that there was a lady that was very upset down-
stairs. I further looked into the situation and she then
explained to me that the lady, Ms. Harris, was upset that
we had run out of catfish. Memaw indicated to her that
the catfish was being replaced with shrimp. Ms. Harris
then raised her voice at my grandmother making it a
point that she had only had a portion of catfish and
wanted more.
Memaw apologized to her and continued to explain to
her that she was very sorry, and to emphasize the fact
that we were out of catfish and Were replacing it with an
even more expensive item'. Ms. Harris was as though
Memaw was not talking, she continued to raise her
voice and make snide comments to Memaw as well as
my staff.
Furthermore, Ms. Harris approached Jessica, my sister
who was at the cash register at the time, and was
demanding that she did not want to pay the full price of
this already under priced buffet. She wanted to only pay
for the "small" portion which she had eaten, when she
had in fact made several trips to the entire buffet. Jessica
tried to rationalize with Ms. Harris, and pointed out that
there was well over the normal amount of people eating,
along with people in line to be seated, and with this
quantity of people, food was bound to eventually dimin-
ish. She then also pointed out that the buffet was full,
and there were plenty of selections from which to
choose. Even so, Ms. Harris demanded to only pay half
price.
Jessica then called me to speak with her in hopes of
resolving this issue. At this point I was well aware of the
situtin and went to the cash register to speak with her:
I asked her if there was anything we could do to further
remedy the situation. She informed me that we were out
of catfish. I apologized for that, and went on to point out
to her that we still had several other items to choose
from, and that the catfish was replaced with shrimp.
Ms. Harris, shocked by the situation, riased her voice
and. made it clear that it was not ok. "Me nor anyone
from the school I work at will be coming here to eat
again."
I then proceeded to tell her, that I have plenty of cus-
tomers, of Which co-workers from the same shcool are
included, that continue to patronize the restaurant daily.
In an attempt to cut this scene short, so as to both be on
our way, I told her that her loss would not be missed. I
told Jessica to give her money back to her, and
explained that if indeed this was all too much trouble,
and through all the dispute that it had caused, that per-
haps she may have needed the money a bit more than we'
did.
Her remark was simple, "I was going to walk out and
not pay for it anyhow." I was appalled by her remark,
and thought to myself, is this the example she sets for
our children?
It is true that the customer is always right but when
there is a customer that deliberately insults my family,
my hard working employees, and disturbs my customers
who are enjoying their meal, they will simply be asked
not to return.
I was insulted by the audacity of the remarks she made.
"May I pay for the portion of the food that I ate?" This
in no way is a proper question for any form of restaurant
business. Would you go to a five hat restaurant and ask
to only pay for a section of the entr6e? No one appreci-
ates this kind of behavior, not Memaw, not my staff, and
certainly not me. If a public apology is solicited, I'm
sorry we ran out of catfish. Next time I'll make it a point
to order ten extra pounds. I'm sorry that I had.to submit
this letter, but I thank you for the opportunity to publi-
cize my establishment.
Jamie Roberts


Retaliation

Continued from Page 10
instead of their choice. If they had implemented their
choice, it would not have been a discussion about the
Chief's contract. Commissioner Baker stated that he
would not be a part of that.


Commissioner Alls was not present at the meeting, so
during adjournment Commissioner Sailor wanted to
know if they could dock his pay for not attending. Imag-
ne that.
Citizens of Gretna, these are your elected officials.
hey want to take the city backwards when we are start-
ng to see a small step towards progress.
To be continued......
Dorothy C. Hughes


editor

School all about $$$
Dear Editor:
I write this letter in regards to Crossroads Academy
Charter School. My daughter is currently enrolled in the
voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program there. I am a hard-
working, single black mother that is continuously striv-
ing to make a better life for my daughter and me. Obvi-
ously CEO Executive Director Millie Forehand and
Chairperson Inez Holt doesn't care anything about that
and, "Only wants their money." Mrs. Forehand and Mrs.
Holt, have you ladies become so wrapped up in mone-
tary issues that you would deprive my daughter of her
education. I suppose the answer is yes because I was
informed that my daughter could not return to school
until this money was paid. You even went so far as to
say that the money had to be paid before the school day
started. The fact is I was not behind on my monthly bill
in fact I had just paid a bill on October 6. You sent a let-
ter home on October 11 demanding another payment by
October 15 and another payment by November 5
because you wanted to change the billing cycle. Do you
realize that was (3) payments that you forced us to pay
within a month's time? I attempted to talk with you
(Forehand) on several occasions concerning this matter
to no avail. I then spoke with you (Holt) and you talked
to me like I was nobody. I was only asking that you be
fair and give me more time to pay this money. It's sad to
know that you ladies have been in the system so long
and can't have compassion and understanding for a par-
ent in their time of need. Mrs. Forehand and Mrs. Holt,
a word of advice, "What goes up must come down!".
Parents I urge you if you're considering sending your
children to Crossroads Academy Charter School please
think twice because there are some unprofessional
habits being practiced there.

Trenika N. Bostick



We do understand...
Dear Editor:
I appreciate this opportunity to respond to the letter
written by Ms.Trenika Bostick. I speak for myself and
Mrs. Holt when I say we do understand her plight aind
her position. I want to apologize if I was unable to speak
with you (Ms. Bostick) at the times you requested;
unfortunately, this position causes me to be inaccessible
at times. Consequently, the shared leadership that Cross-
road Academy endorses requires that some duties aid
responsibilities be delegated to supporting staff mem-,
bers. Therefore, by requiIini paj ment in full the support
staff was only fulfilling those dtttii ensuring that our
PreK program continues to operate efficiently. It is
because of my longevity of dealing with people, of giv-
ing someone another chance based on their work, or
operating on emotions rather than policy that prevented
me from making an exception to the policy. Further-
more, I'm unaware of the unprofessional habits that Ms.
Bostick is referring to, especially since her child is still
enrolled here at Crossroad.

Millie Forehand


Mr. Cosby's right
Dear Editor,
It pains me so to see such hopelessness in the eyes of
the future of our country, especially, our young blaik
boys and girls. If only the words of Mr. Cosby could be
echoed from the rooftops, printed in every media. They
so need to be heard and taken to heart

Claim: Comedia Bill Cosby's remarks form the "We
Can't Blame White People" essay.
Status: True.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
They're standing on the corer and they can't speak
English. I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he
stay, Where he work, Who you be... And I blamed the
kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the
father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English
except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with
that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you
will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to
get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads
walking around. The lower economic people are not
holding up their end in this deal: These people are not
parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneak-
ers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on
Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son
is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you
when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you
didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the
father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a
sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats
on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a.


sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull
his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has
her dress all the way up and got all type of needles
[piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from? We are not
Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't
know a thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua,
Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of
them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no
longer the white person's problem. We have got to take
the neighborhood back. People'used to be ashamed.


LETTERS


lines that all telecommunications companies are
required to follow to protect their customers' privacy. u
These guidelines require TDS Telecom to limit access to M
specific information on customer accounts and allow
only the account subscriber or anyone the subscriber i
authorizes to request changes on the account.
"We have a full list of security guidelines in place to a
protect our customers' accounts and personal informa- s
tion," said Katherine Barnekow, Director of Business I
Office Support for TDS Telecom. "Any time a customer
or someone authorized by the customer contacts us to p
obtain information on an account or to make changes to a
an account, our staff goes through an account verifying D
process." 1
To ensure TDS Telecom Customer Sales and Service
4


Today a woman has eight children with eight different
'husbands' or men or whatever you call them now. We
have millionaire football players who cannot read. We
have million-dollar basketball players who can't write
two paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better
job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you
are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a
higher standard.
We cannot blame the white people any longer.

Bruce Acker


EMS deserves praise
Dear Editor:
Though it's easy to lodge complaints, we often forget
to voice praise when praise is due. The kind and caring
services of the Gadsden EMS came into play at least
five times during my mother's invalid years-due to falls
and in the recent critical weeks that resulted in her hav-
ing to be transported to TMH.
For her and for her family, I want to thank the teams
that specifically come to mind: EMTs Doug Peacock
and Catherine Rericha; Scott Sessions and Hilda Pippin;
Phillip Hill and Ashton Davis.
Deputy Kenny Lewis also helped once-as did perhaps
one other team. All were dedicated professionals-with
real heart. Gadsden County should be proud.

Kay Davis Lay


PTA a success
Dear Editor:
We couldn't have done it without you. The State PTA
First Leadership Conference held at East Gadsden High
on October 14 and 15, 2005 was a success. Thanks to all
who attended.
The National PTA has standards that recognize:
Parent involvement in and outisde the school, character
education, communication, scholarships, rewards, assis-
tant with student learning, advocacy, and community
resources.
This organization brings everyone involved together
as one body.
If you are not involved with PTA where your child is
a student, you may be surprised about the good things
that are happening' within the schools. Just remember
when'parents are involved with their child's education,
academics will improve.

Rheunette Chandler


Straight Talk...

Dear Editor:
I would like to applaud Superintendent James and
Sheriff Young for taking out the time to show our young
Smen and women the reasons crime doesn't pay.
.Ai the saime timetthoiigh I'd like to i\ e IwhatI call real
talk. as a form-of support to these fine gentlemen. My
name is Tony Smith and I'm a native of .Gadsden
County and I've been where we don't want our youth of
today to go "down the wrong path," so I'll only ask that
my young men and women do us both a favor, allow
yourself to imagine, only imagine the things I'm about
to say and then ask yourselves is this what you want
outta life.
Imagine a world where time stands still and nothing
you .do is of your own free will, you're stripped of your
freedom, your hope, and your pride, surrounded by
strangers with nowhere to hide.
Imagine a world where you're told what to wear, a
world where you're lucky if you find somebody who
cares. You're 'told where you can and can not walk, a
place where you're wrong if you attempt to talk. A
world where you sleep surrounded by hate, and all you
do is just sit and wait.
Imagine a world where you don't have much of a
choice where you can't even think because of the noise.
A world where you work and get no pay, instead you're
made to feel worthless each and every day. A world
where the days crawl by like snails, where all you can
hope for is a piece of mail.
Can you imagine a world surrounded by razored wire?
I couldn't at first, yet here I lie. A place like this is hard
to conceive yet I'm a part of this image just waiting to
leave. (
Young people even though I finished school I still
messed up my life. You have a chance. Grab opportunity
by it's tail and take control. It's a better world on the.out- '
side and it's all yours, you just got to want it.
My God be with you all.

Tony D. Smith r
Gulf Correctional Institute c

f

TDS consumer safety
Protecting customer account' privacy and safety is a e
top priority for the Federal Communications Commis-
sion (FCC) and TDS Telecom. To safeguard against
unauthorized changes to your account and other dan- t:
gers, the FCC and TDS have adopted policies that limit
who has access to customers' telephone and Internet 's
accounts.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 provides guide- 1


Nov. 15, 2005. ,'
SSeniors should never give personal information,
unless the person or the product is approved bye
Medicare.
_*t-
Salesmen are not allowed to ask seniors for personal,
information when marketing products.
Questions about products being offered can 6e6
answered at 1-800-MEDICARE. If fraud is suspected,.
seniors should call the U.S. Health and Human Services,.
inspector General at 1-800-HHS-TIPS. "
One-stop shopping for we6site links and toll-fr,.
hone numbers to numerous state and federal contacts is,
available at http://www.flseniors.net/or by calling thf
Department of Financial Services consumer helpline t-,
-800-342-2762.


Representatives (CSSR) are speaking with the correct-
account subscriber, they'll ask the subscriber for his
her name and Social Security number, or other unique
identifiers such as drivers license number or TDS Per-
sonal Identification Number. A CSSR may also ask for
the customer's employment information and daytime-
contact number. "Our own company policy is to update-
and verify that information every three months just to Bl
sure our records are up-to-date."
Without taking these precautions, customer accounts-
could be altered by unauthorized people. The account
subscriber may give permission to another adult to mal~ge
alterations to the account. However, that would need to
be documented on the account records: Barnekow reOL-!
ommends that if two adults are in a household, they bo'li
have their names on their account. To authorize another
person to make changes to a TDS Telecom account, sub"-'
scribers can call or visit the TDS Telecom office nearest
them.
As more customers are doing business online, TDS htfs
invested in several layers of security measures on the
company's Web site. "We've made sure that all transact2
tions on the TDS Web site use encryption with Secur'
Sockets Layer. This ensures that our customers' priva.i
information remains private," said Barnekow.
"As a telephone and Internet communications
provider, we are responsible for protecting and ensuring.,
the privacy of a customer's services and billing infoir-
mation," said Barekow. "The extra time needed t01
make sure we're speaking to the correct person is morea
than worth the effort, for the security of both our cusii
tomers and our company." '
If you have any questions about TDS' privacy policies' ,
please call 1-888-CALL-TDS or visit www.tdstelf-.
com.com .


Halloween Safety Tip&S
Halloween is a time of great fun for children, but it cai'
be a little scary for parents and drivers. Children are`
often out after dark, crossing busy streets and perhaps
going to unfamiliar homes. I
With the season's shortened daylight and excited kid,_
frantically going from neighbor to neighbor, driverKb
need to be particularly cautious. However, by following"
some simple advice, parents, children, drivers and
homeowners can all have a safe, enjoyable time. ,,.
This year Halloween falls on a school day, which
means trick-or-treating is more likely to take place at'
dusk or later. If children are out at night, drivers need. t
be particularly careful at dusk and when driving either-
over a hill or around a curve, where visibility is limited'
Use high beams to see and be seen.
Trick-or-treaters should always be accompanied by ah'"
adult or travel in a group. Children should be told not t'
eat any unwrapped candy, or treats until they return,
home where their parents can see them. Making sumre
kids have already eaten before heading out may help. ;
Parents should incorporate reflective 'tape in cosrumes;
or add bright colors to increase visibility. Make-up
rather than masks should be worn to help ensure thlW
chillrena-,a'e an unobstructed view of their aurround-:-
ings. .M .
Trick-or treaters may be caught up in the excitement
of the day and not be as careful as they should. The y.
should always cross, at corners and look both ways"
before crossing. Drivers need to keep a careful eye. on:
the road and on the sidewalk, in case anyone darts ouit
from between parked cars.
Children should stay on the sidewalk or if none ,.
available, walk facing the lane of traffic, and the
should carry a flashlight, :
SHomeowners should clear their yards of anything thdt.
can be tripped over and be sure to have a front door oe-
walkway light on, and refrain from decorations that use
an bpen flame that could ignite a child's costume.

Beware of scams when

choosing new Medicare

prescription coverage

With the start date of enrolling in the new Medicarf:
Part D prescription drug program less than a months;
away, Floridians are looking for help signing up for the
lew coverage. Incidents of possible scams to take
advantage of seniors have been reported by Medicare
officials t
There ate approximately three million Medicare'be-L
eficiaries in Florida eligible for the new Part D covern.,
ige. Eligible seniors should seriously consider signigiu;)
ip for a Medicare plan unless they have existing covegr-
Ige that is equal to the Medicare plan. If an individual;
acks coverage and doesn't sign up during open enroll'-.
nent, a penalty of as much as one percent per mon.c
wouldd be added to the monthly premium. b. ib
The eight companies awarded contracts by the Centefrs'
or Medicare and Medicaid Services were: Electronic,.
Data Systems Corp; Delmarva Foundation for Medicalk
iare, Inc; InterGuard, LLC; Livanta, LLC; Maximuis
Federal Services, Inc; NDC Health; Perot Systems Gov,.
:rnment Services, Inc; and Science Applications Intersri
national Corp. -7 :1
Following are tips to seniors to avoid becoming viwq;t
ims of Medicare Park D scam artists:
Beware of door-to-door, salesmen. Agents cannot
olicit business at your home.
* Seniors cannot be asked to enroll in a plan prior tov'








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repare for 'worst'
SThe Gadsden Couri\ School Dis-
rictis Transportation Departmeint
puit its best foot forward in pre-paring
or a worst-case scenario.
A bus wreck simulation was held
ict. 20. A mock emergency call
reporting a bus accident was put out
at 9 a.m. The recorded response
time was 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
Partners that participated in the
simulation included the Gadsden
County Diagnostic Group, Florida
Highway Patrol, Quincy Police
Department, emergency medical
teams, Quincy Fire Department,
Life Flight services and the Gadsden
Community Hospital.
The purpose of the simulation was
to prepare for possible situations
that may arise during an accident
that involves school busses and stu-
dents. Students who were "injured"
during the drill came from East.
Gadsden High School's Drama
Club.
Offiedajj hadcA4fw,,Jeinderaiais
parents in the event of an actual
emergency:
S *Don't come to the scene. No
child can or will be released to their
parents at the scene of an accident,
*School, counselors and school
psychologists will contact all par-
ents and give them information and
directions.


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The Gadsden County School Board held its annual business partner
ship breakfast Oct. 20 at the Gadsden Arts Center.
Local businesses were invited to enjoy a wonderful breakfast and be
informed of the successes of the Gadsden County School District. The
community leaders learned about ways to become more actively
involved. The potential partners were enlightened on the new changes
to Gadsden Education Foundation and its role in providing incentives
for teachers and students.
Businesses that become partners receive a personal partnership asso-
ciate for the 2005-06 year, booster membership at both high schools,
entrance into all high school athletic events, signs for their establish-
ment and advertisements through several media outlets.
If you are interested in becoming a business partner for the schools of
Gadsden County please call Shaia Beckwith at 627-9651.

LEGAL NOTICE

The SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
announces a School Board Workshop, Student Expulsion
Hearing and a Special Board meeting to which all interested
persons are invited.
DATE: Monday, October 31, 2005
TIME: 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m<
SCHOOL BOARD STUDENT EXPULSION SPECIAL BOARD
WORKSHOP HEARING MEETING
PLACE: School Board Meeting Room
Max D. Walker School Administration
Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, Florida
PURPOSE:
WORKSHOP: For Ajax Building Construction to give Board members an
update on the construction of the new West Gadsden High School proj-
ect.
STUDENT EXPULSION HEARING: A student expulsion hearing for
Board members to hear and act on student case #10-16-0051.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: For Board members to act on the
Academies of Excellence Middle and Elementary Charter School
Applications for two schools to be located in Midway.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise contact-
ing: 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 will need a record of the proceedings, and
for such purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which records would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Dated this 26th day of October, 2005 A.D.
,i-fJ ES QQQLOpAB .QE IADSDEN COUNTY FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald D. James, Superintendent of Schools
10/27c


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Shanks 6th graders say "Hooray for Healthy Hearts"


On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the sixth
grade students at Shanks Middle
School participated in a health pro-
gram, titled Hooray for Healthy,
Hearts. The health education pro-
gram was developed and conducted
by a group of 12 Florida State Uni-
versity senior nursing students as
part of their clinical activities at
Gadsden County Health Depart-
ment.
The students learned about the
health needs of Gadsden County
residents through a community
Health assessment. From the data
collected for the health assessment,
the students identified cardiovascu-
lar risk as a major problem and tai-
lored an effective health interven-
tion to address a school-aged group
of children. The overall aim of the
event was to teach children how to
prevent future cardiovascular prob-
lems and associated problems, such
as obesity and diabetes.
The health education program
was a very active event. Small
groups of students, accompanied by
a nursing student, walked and ran
around a large display that was set
up at Corry Athletic Field.
The display included eight inform-
ative posters that provided health
information on good nutrition
choices, the importance of physical
activity, self esteem, and other
issues.
The nursing student led a discus-
sion at each poster site. In between
the posters, the nursing student led
the students in a physical activity
that was selected to promote aero-
bic activity, such as jumping jacks
and jump rope. The students ended
the session with oranges and water
before returning to class.
Pre and post tests were given to
each student to determine what the
students learned at the Hooray for
Healthy Hearts event.


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Nursing sludenls Kale Cra' ens and Lizz. IHo display one of the posters
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Some of the students show what the event was all about...healthy
hearts.


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Gadsden County Times October 27; 2005' 23


A short story by

BYRON
SPIRES


J here it is, the ghost, you see
it, you see it!"
"No I don't see anything."
"It's the Phantom of the Springs my
granddaddy said. It just looks like a plain
old ghost to me."
"I don't see no phantom, no ghost, no dog,
no nothing."
"It's there-by the tree line, you got to see
it. Are you blind?"
"I'm not blind, there ain't nothing' there or
I'd see it."
"Ahhhh, it's gone now any ways, you
probably scared it off when you stood up."
I remember thinking at the time that it was
unusual that I would scare a ghost away. I
always thought it was the other way
around..
"How can I scare a ghost?" I asked Billy.
"Ever looked in a mirror?" Billy snapped
back.
I shined the flashlight in Billy's face and
replied, "I guess you hafta slip up on a mir-
ror, don't ya."
I had not seen the ghost that Billy had
promised and it as getting late. It was a
long walk back home and I had seen
enough of another one of Billy's hare-
brained wild goose chases. I should have
known better, but a twelve year old kid's
curiosity is pretty hard to squash.
And just because the two-headed snake
Billy said he caught had slipped out of the
crate was no reason ito believe there \. .as no
such thing as a tw o-headed snake I
believed him about the snake, so w9h\
shouldn't I believe him about the ghost at
Banner's Springs'
"We need to get home," I said as I pointed
the light up the trail that led back t, the
main road.. -
"Yeah, I'm probably already in'some
--major trouble for being here," Billy said as
he pushed-by-me.to run up the trail.
Ghost or no ghost I was not going to be
left alone in the middle of old man Ban-
ner's woods. I ran as hard as I could and
finally caught up with Billy on the trail. He
was jogging along thinking he had left me
deep in the woods behind him.
I ran right up behind Billy and tapped him,
in the center of the back with my flashlight
to let him know I had finally caught up.
I guess he was gloating so much about
leaving me back in the woods that he
did not hear my footsteps.
When the flashlight touched him he let
out a scream like I had never heard
before. It was somewhere between a
siren and someone falling off a ten
story building.
Then' he fell, like he had been shot. I
followed suit and tripped over him,
which brought on some additional
screaming from Billy. By that point I
was also screaming. It seemed like the
thing to do at the time.
When the screaming subsided and we
realized we were the only two on the
trail things settled down.
"Bubba, I thought you were that ghost
from the springs," Billy said as we got
up off the ground.
"Nah, I was just lettin' ya know I was
behind ya," I said, adding, "besides,
there ain't no ghost."
"Man, I'm glad that wasn't no ghost,"
Billy said with a sigh of relief in his
voice.
"Bubba."
"Yea, Billy,"
! "Did you hear that awful sound?"
S"What awful sound."
i"After I fell, there as this gosh awful
sound coming from somewhere. It was
'like it \ as all around me or some-
thing "
"What'id it sound like?"
"I don't know if I can explain it zactly,
3ubba. something like a siren and someone
* atling off a building' I think."
I remember walking home all those years
go and thinking it had been the scariest
' eight of my life. Little did I know that my
experience that night would pale in com-
arinson to what lay ahead.

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-t had been forty-five years since the night
Ill\ lured me on that wild goose chase I
ought, as I stood at the head of the trail
adding down to Banner's Springs holding
l 's letter.
had not heard from Billy in nearly forty


years when I receive, he letter from him.-
He had moved aw\a' he tenth grade and
we had lost track each other.
Billy's letter e up som
long-forgotten
memories. It 5sn't a long
letter, it simply read, "Did we see the phan-
tom of the springs?- I need to
know." signed Billy. His phone number
was at the bottom of the page with a note
to call him.
I couldn't call him, I too needed the
answer to that question myself and that is
why I was standing at the beginning of the
trail that would lead, I hoped, to the
answer.
We sometimes hide things in the back of
our minds that we don't want to deal with
and I had done that with the phantom. But,
it was time to face up to the truth and I
knew it. I just needed something to trigger
my memory and a trek to the old springs I
thought would w ake up those hidden fears.
I had wrestled with what happened all
those years ago as I'm sure Billy had done
also.
It had been night the last time I made the
trek, I thought, as I followed the barely vis-
ible trail. The walk to the springs still
unnerved me, but I had decided that once
and for all I would face my fear of the
phantom and end the nightmares of that
night one way or the other.
A cold chill ran up my back as I topped
the last hill to the springs and stared down
oier the %ine covered \alleN below me.
It looked so different now forty-five years
later and in the daylight.
The whole thing w\as all Bill\'s idea. The
trip back to the springs. He said he had
heard his ?r.jinddaidd rlkjini about the
phantom and that he would walk Banner's
woods all night long on Halloween. We
had to go on Halloween night, Billy had
said and I agreed.
We added David to our little adventure, or
actually David had added himself. He
heard Billy talking about the Phantom and
that we were going on Halloween night to
the springs to see a real live ghost.
David was not afraid of anything. He
picked up a garter snake on the playground
one day and chased all of the girls with it


until the teacher made him take it to the
woods and let it go. I thought he would
make a good addition to our trio, especially
being the fearless type.
We made a pact to meet that Halloween
night at the west end of King Street after
trick or treating.



The trail now blurred into pure woods and
I almost turned back, but the need to know
at that point drove me to keep going.
"It has got to be close," I was thinking as I
pushed aside another vine and stepped
between two giant wood's spider webs.
* I looked down just in time to stop myself
from stepping off one of the ledges above
the springs.


I"t took a few minutes to calm myself
dow n. Once I had my wits back, my eyes
focused on what lay before me.
The whole place was a jungle of trees,
vines and concrete. The springs looked
more like Mayan ruins than something out
of the twentieth century.
Even in the ruins you could see there once
was a majestic springs with elaborate walk-
ways that climbed along terraced concrete
walls. I could imagine there were paths
that would have carried you by waterfalls
and patches of multicolored day lillies.
In the midst of all of the gardens and
walkways were a half dozen pools of vary-
ing sizes. Some for children and some for
adults. One large pool in the center, now
collapsed and fallen in on itself would have
been the main pool where families would
have swum. Huge steps entered and left
each pool like some type of Roman or
Greek bath.
Banner's Springs had once been a fine
resort for the locals starting some time in
the early 1900s. People would come from
miles around to swim and bathe in the
spring's mineral water. They said the water
had a healing power.
Its owner, J. W. Banner, lost most of his
money in the stock market crash of 1929.
He was a bachelor and b\ed in a modest
bouse near the springs. He %was a changed
man after the crash. The siory goes that he
locked the gate and refused to let an one
on his property and the springs fell into
disrepair.
He could he heard from the road above the
springs at night wailing over his mistor-
tunes, it was said.
The wailing stopped at midnight, Hal-'
loweeri night in 1946. Banner's house
burned a few years later. Exactly what hap-
pened no one knows, just that one night it
caught fire and burned to the ground before
the fire department arrived. It was assumed
that Banner had burned up in the house
fire, no body was ever found, only a few
charred bones.
Banner's estate had enough money in it to


pay the taxes, but not enough to keep up
the springs. Now the once-vibrant springs,
once filled with the sounds of children
playing and adults laughing, lay in sus-
pended perpetual decay.

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"You sure you guys want to do this?"
Come on Bubba, you ain't chickening out
are ya?"
"You guys go ahead and I'll follow."
"Sounds like a real leader to me, don't it
David."
"Come on I'll lead the way, I ain't afraid
of no Phantom or ghost either," David said
pushing his chest out as if that proved
some type of bravery.
We headed down the path to the springs. A


trio of
brave
twelve-
year-olds
ready to
tackle a
ghost or a
phantom.
"I'll throw
him in a
sleeper hold
if he
messes wi
me," David
told us ias
we neared
the end of
the trail.
"I thought
phantoms
were trans-
parent and
you couldn't hold 'em," I said, acting as
the intellectual of the bunch.
"Just shut up all that technical stuff and
look for the phantom," Billy said.
Three flashlights waving in the deep
woods can play a lot of tricks on a vivid
imagination, especially if you add in a few
dropping trees, vines and concrete steps.
"There are some steps here. Lets go down
them and see where they go," David said.
"What's that?"
"Shine \ our light over here."
"Don't tell me what to do."
"S-H-I-N-E \our light over here"
"OK. OK. OK.'
"You see som'uin movin o\er there "
"It's IIust ia possum. nd'( two idiots. come
on let, find the Phantoni,," Da\ id said as he
held the flashlight in front of 'ii. face...
In an instant Da\ id ; as gone, he, the
flashlight and his glowing face disappeared
before our eyes. He vanished into thin air.
"Billy, what happened to David?"
"The Phantom got him."
The woods grew eerily quite. Nothing
stirred, not a sound could be heard, but the
beating hearts of two twelve-year-old boys
as they stood frozen in place.
"I hear something, it sounds like David."
"Yea. I wonder what kind of wrestling
hold he has on that Phantom."
"No, really listen, it's
David."
"Bubba, help me I'm
down here,"
David had been standing
on some of the old con-
crete flooring of one of
the pools at the springs
when it collapsed under
his feet, sending him tum-
bling down into what
appeared to be a cave.
"Ya'll got get me outta
here, Bubba."
Not hardly a second went
by and the rest of the con-
crete floor gave way. We
both fell almost on top of
David as we careened
down the collapsing con-
crete floor. No one Was
hurt other than a few
bruised egos.
"Now we're in a mess
and where's my flash-
light?" Billy said with a
tint of fear in his voice.
Thankfully we found all
three flashlights. They
would come in handy.
"What are we gonna do
now?"
"We're gonna try and get
out of here before the batteries go dead,
that's what we're gonna do," I said.
"This looks like some sort of a cave, I
think," Billy said.
"Yea, and I smell something and it don't
smell good."
"Yuk, it stinks, must be a dead animal of
some kind."
"Gosh it's getting worse."
"Did you just grunt Billy?"
"No it was David."
"Wadn't me."
Our two flashlights turned in David's
direction. Towering above him stood a fig-
ure caped in some dark cloth wrapped like
an Egyptian mummy from head to toe. The
figure rocked from side to side as it stood .
in the light of the two flashlights.
Another grunt, this time louder and a bony


right hand with long gross fingernails
appeared and reached for David.
"Put the sleeper hold on him David," Billy
said with the seriousness only a twelve-
year-old could foster in such a situation.
The hand wrapped around David's shoul-
der and for a brief second nothing hap-
pened.
Then David collapsed to the floor.
As much as we willed our feet to move we'
were frozen in place by fear. We could not
move.
I \as sure it was the Phantom and we
"were probably his next meal.
Billy managed to force out a few words,
"He killed Da% id and we're next."
The Phantom stood over David and then
looked straight at us. Da\ id's flashlight.had
fallen against a rock and cast-its light.
directly\ at the phantom's face.'
His face was bony and narrow and par-
tially wrapped in dirty cloth. His eyes were
dark and hollow. The light seemed to be
sucked in by their darkness, like a black
hole in a void of nothingness.
He tilted his head slightly to the right and-
slowly his body followed. He was missing-
his left arm. The phantom turned meticu-
lously in small quick jerks and dragging
one foot he slid back into the darkness of
the cave.
The three of us were again alone in the
cave at the bottom of Banner's Springs.
The only noise was the trickle of the tiny
stream, the remnants of the spring's dying
water source, on its way to the Gulf.
David, who had fainted dead away when
the Phantom touched him, soon roused up
"You're not dead?" Billy asked David.
"No," was all David said.
Somehow, some way, we got out of the
cave and back home. We promised each
other to never speak of the experience
again.
It was the scaredest that I had ever or
would ever be.
But, I still needed to know what happened-
that night.
Was it a figment of a trio of twelve-year-
old's imaginations or did we really come
face to face with the Phantom of Banner
Springs?
I found the cave after walking around the
ruins of the springs and the place we had
stood that night under the collapsed con-
crete floor. I walked deep into the cave, a
man on a mission to find the truth about a
night forty-five years ago.
The cave was musky and damp with algae
covering the floor. A few more steps and I
was in a small room. Against one wall was
a large concrete sculptured.emblem. The
emblem had carved on its face, "Banner's
Springs 1908." Underneath the emblem
was the skeleton of what I thought would
have been a fairly tall man. Mixed in with'
the bones was a metal belt buckle and few
pieces of dark cloth.
Missing from the skeleton, I would find
out after I talked to the authorities about
my find, was the left arm.
J.W. Banner had not died in the fire, but
instead had gone mad and lived in the old
cave under the ruins of his springs. He did
not want to eat us or kill us that night, but
simply to make contact with another
human being one more time before lumber-
ing back to his cave to live his last days.
I picked up the phone that afternoon and
called Billy.
"Billy, this is Bubba. You know how we
can get up with David?"





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