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)POROMabi O Fr 0 O aMIkS GaDDDsDm Ceirjn TTimms.


A special Christmas Present...
...A Christmas Tale from Byron
Spires
...Greetings from local businesses
...Letters to Santa.
It all begins on Page 3!


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Commission says 'yes' to audit


Auditors to answer

to commission, not

Quincy city staff

by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

Quincy commissioners decided in a wdrk-
shop Tuesday afternoon what they wanted


from a forensic audit of the city.
At last week's regular meeting the commis-:
sion did not decide how to proceed with a
forensic audit. The workshop was set up by
Mayor Sherrie Taylor to determine the scope
of services the commission wanted for the
audit and the procedure to hire a firm to con-
duct the audit.
It was decided in the workshop that the fol-
lowing deliverables would be requested from:
the audit:
* To provide a plan outline for the city's pre-


liminary forensic accounting review.
STo determine whether all of the finance
department's accounting records of operation
have been reconciled to bank statements and
generate a valid compensation method of out-
standing bank reconciliation.
*To conduct a preliminary exam and a review
of the finance department's accounting docu-
ments and procedures relating to disburse-
ments, revenues, fund management (to
include construction, bond, operating and
other funds), casl and collateral operations for


fiscal years 2002-2005. To identify and reduce
the field of forensic accounting review to that
most significant to key risk factors. (To look
for and identify any illegal procedures)
To identify instances and/or series of
instances where records include transactions
such as vendor payments, wire transactions,
electronic withdrawals, and other such trans-
actions. To conduct interviews and collect
other pertinent data that might indicate that
employees or personnel were or may have
See AUDIT on page 20


Quincy police


file grievance


against city


i.. Photo by Byron Spires
Holiday lights
Christmas decorations light up the lawn of the Anderson family on 11th Street in Quincy. Several homes as well as public buildings throughout
Gadsden County are.decorated for the season.



Ashford, county cooperate;



local hospital may open soon


by ALICE DU PONT
times Editor

The county and the Ashford Healthcare Systems,
the management company holding the lease to
Gadsden Comnunnit Hospital. are cooperating.
If all goes well the hospital could open soon.
-"We had developed a plan as to what %e %\:anted
from Ashford and we %\ere supposed to discuss it
Wednesday. but Ashford sent.w6rd back tous that
ever .thing \we had outlined was agreeable'' Mar-
in Brown. county manager; said Tuesday night.


iadsden C(


Brown said Michael Lake, former CEO of Ash-
ford, wanted to cooperate. Last week Ron Wolff,
interim Ashford CEO, said he would try to settle
whatever friction there was between Ashford and
the :county to get the hospit.lI back open as
quickly as possible.
The count\ hs aw as s nmaintinced that the o;nl\
thing thto y want is the best possible healihcare for
the citizens of Gadsden County.
Brown said the next step is for the attorneys for
both parties to put the.settlement agreement in
writing and signed.


"It looks good and it looks promising. Ashford
and the county are working mutually to reopen
the hospital. We should know something by the
end of the week," Brown said.
The county commissioners need an emergency
meeting to sign the agreement late this week or
early next week.
Last week some hospital employees were circu-
lationg a petition near local stores asking citizens
to sign a request for the county to release hospital
trust fund money to help reopen the hospital. The
petition drive was dropped after a few days.


Want city to honor
holiday buy-back

by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
In a special held meeting Tuesday
night Quincy commissioners found
out that Quincy rank and file police
officers had filed a grievance
against the city concerning holiday
buy-back time.
According to Quincy police officer
David Talley, representing the local
Police Benevolent Association, each
officer receives 10 holidays a year.
It has been the practice of the city in
the past for the officers to request a
buy-back of those days at Christ-
mas. A letter from the Florida
Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
said the grievance was requesting
that the city honor Article 13, Sec-
tion 2 of the contract between the
city and the PBA. The letter states
that the contract allows employees
Sto sell back accrued holiday leave in
December.
Talley said that the officers had
received a letter last week that the
city would not be buying back the
officers' holiday time.
A memo from city manager Willie
Earl Banks to the police department,
provided by Talley, stated that,


"After review of the PBA contract
and the city policy I have deter-
mined that the city has no obligation
to pay out any funds other than to
those employees covered by the city
policy who have over 240 accrued
hours of annual leave.
Banks further stated in the letter
that, based on the city's current cash
flow situation, the city will not pay
holiday pay in December. The city
will comply with the contract lan-
guage as it relates to holiday pay
and as such all unused holiday pay
will be paid later during the contract
year.
Talley said that the city had
allowed officers to sell back the
time in the past.
The problem did not go unheeded
by the commissioners.
Mayor Sherrie Taylor said she was
concerned about the morale of the
city employees and would like to
see something done concerning the
buy-back.
Banks said that he had looked at
the possibility of giving one-third of
the buy-back money which would
cost the city about $12,000.
Interim finance director Christie
Joyner was asked by Taylor if the
city could find the money. Joyner
said that it had not been budgeted
and that the city's current plan to get
See POLICE on Page 20


)unty teachers honored for achievements


. ALICE DU PONT
times Editor

.rNine Gadsen County teachers were recognized Tues-
day for their achiet ements outside the classroom, which
will help them better teach their students. All have
earned the distinction as a national Board Certified
teacher. w which is a designation that requires long hours
work and longer hours of documentation.
The.\ are: Dr Kathy Yale, Beth perkins, Robbie Chan-
ler. Pegg\ Simmons,. Rhonda, Cunningham, Denna
Brockman. Ann Cox, Catherine litchell, and Lisa Tate.
J11 of the teachers received a monetary stipend for their
hard work and diligence.


Sgt. Jerome Kerrison, JROTC instructor at East Gads-
den High School, introduced four of his cadets who will
attend and parucipate in the National Drill competition.
The team is one of nine from the state.
"For a school that has only been is existence for two
years, this is amazing. For you sports people, this is like
going to the Superbowl," he said. The students have also
been invited to compete in three state drill meets
between January and June. "We will represent Gadsden
County and the state," Kerrison said.
"We are certainly very proud of you, and keep up the
good work," said board chairman Robert Milton.
Transportation director Joe Lewis was commended for
his department's audit this year. The preliminary audit


was so impressive that state auditors suspended (decided
not to complete) the permanent audit.
In other matters:
* AJAX Construction said groundbreaking for West
Gadsden High School should begin in early March. All
that is needed now is approval of the site plan by the
county. Wayne Shepard, school facilities director, said
the plans had been checked by the district architect and
he is comfortable with the package that AJAX pre-
sented.
* Jackie Shaw and Tony Britt introduced themselves to
the board as president and persident-elect of GASPA,
the union that represents non-professional and support
staff school board employees.


* Board member Isaac Simmons requested that the board
defer action on Crossroad Charter School until he has
had an opportunity to talk with director Millie Forehand.

* The board briefly discussed the transfer of 34 students
from Carter-Parramore Academy to HOPE Academy in
January. Board members were assured that the teachers
and other necessary support staff will be transferred
with the students, some with challenges that require spe-
cial attention.
* The board set the following 2006 workshops:
January 12 6 p.m.-workshop to discuss policy
January 18, 9 a.m.-midyear reports from vari-
See SCHOOL on Page 20


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2 Gadsden County Times December 22, 2005


Septic tanks a good solution, Strauss believes


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Fred Strauss believes
that septic tanks are
unfairly gclting a bad
name in Gadsden
Couniv. ,
While some county
commissioners harp on
the fact that they eventu-
ally watu all homes in
the county to be con-
nected to central sewer
lines, Str.iui- said that is
not ihe answer.
"Any septic system that
is properly maintained
will last indefinitely. he
said. The problem arises
when people allow years
to pass without pumping
out their septic tanks."
Tanks need to be pumped
out every 3 to 4 years.
"It's like a car, you go
along year alter year and
never change the oil and
the car will run fine for a
hlo' time. Then one day,
you see black smoke, Fred Strauss, right, and son
and you have a problem properly-maintained septic t
that costs thousands
instead of the hundred or
so it would have cost to maintain it," said Strauss, owner
of Talquin Septic Service in Midway.
All septic tanks are installed according to state regula-
tions. There are no guarantees that come with septic
tanks, but according to
Strauss, 90 percent of "It's like a car,
all failures is to due to
lack of maintenance, after year and nev
One way to minimize and the car will ri
any problems with
tanks is the installation time. Then one dc
of a separate tank for
laundry since laundry Smoke, and you ha
accounts for the costs thousands in
biggest volume enter-
ing the system. "Sepa- dred or so it would
rate tanks are a require- "
ment now in Leon tain t.
County. We may have
to do that, too," Strauss
said. The cost, which could be as much as $500, will be
passed on to the homebuyer, and developers are reluc-
tant to tack on any additional costs.
Since the major culprit seems to be maintenance,
Strauss said Leon County is also taking a hard look at
requiring people with septic tanks to have them emptied


pipes. And just last week a group of scientists reported
that wastewater from a Tallahassee spray field may be
harming Wakulla Springs.
"The thing about central systems is that many are 50 to
70 years old. They are going to fail. But I can tell you
that somewhere along the way in every (central) system
there is raw sewage leaking somewhere into the ground
water," Bill Strauss said.


Photo by Alice DuPont
Bill with one of their pump trucks. Both men say that
anks are a viable alternative to sewer systems.
every few years.
"I hate all kinds of laws but when you have people who
won't do what they should do, it becomes a health and
safety issue, and it may come to that in Gadsden County,
too," he said.


'ou go along year
er change the oil
un fine for a long
ay, you see black
ve a problem that
stead of the hun-
have cost to main-

-Fred Strauss


If counties won't require
proper maintenance, the
Florida Legislature may
have to step in and remedy
the situation that is becom-
ing a statewide problem as
more people move into the
state.
Strauss and his son, Bill,
are convinced that central
sewage, the kind that
county commissioners say
they want, is not the
answer either. No systems
last forever. "When the


central system goes down you just have a more expen-
sive problem and the sewage is more wide spread,"
Strauss said, pointing to newspaper articles document-
ing problems associated with central sewage systems.
Earlier this year 200,000 gallons of sewage spilled into
a Boynton Beach canal after a 16-inch pipe broke. The
cause of the breakage was suspected to be detefidratipg


He helps his father operate the company that employs
about 10 people in the septic tank and portable toilet
business. The company started in 1987. Before that
Strauss was in the vault business with the now deceased
Pat Higdon.
He won't lay all of the blame at the feet of local gov-
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D ddy, can w keep hir


The Christmas Dog that won our hearts


,by BYRON SPIRES "Can we keep him? Can we keep him?"
-Times Staff Writer Emily repeated over and over.
"And where do you think you are going,"
"Daddy can we keep him?" Emily said as Mary said to me as I slipped my hand around
,she ran her hand across the back of one of the the door knob. "You're not going anywhere
ugliest dogs I believe I have ever seen. 'till this matter is solved," Mary said, maneu-
"We don't need a dog," I said back, thinking vering to make/eye contact with
that even if we did we sure didn't need one me.
"that" ugly. The chastising for
"But," Emily tried to say before I cut her. shucking the
off. "No," I responded with that fatherly voice decision to
that meant the decision has been made. her,,
Emily had gone out ahead ofme on Christ-
mas morning to ride her new bicycle that
Santa had brought her. The dog, she said, had
been sitting on the top of the steps waiting for
her.
By the time I got to the porch the dog had
won Emily over.
He just sat there as she rubbed the top
of his head and stared back at me.
His tail wagged back and forth like a
metronome wound too tightly.
I held my ground about keeping
this stray mongrel. I was determined
to scurry this dog away from our ..
house and help Emily ride her bike.
"Shoo dog," I said as I waved my
hands in a sweeping motion and
stepped forward at the same time.
The dog never moved; he just
stood and looked at me.
It Was a battle of wills and I was
determined that I would come out
victorious.
"Get out of here dog," I said raising
my voice a couple of decibels.
Emily did not like the idea of me try-
ing to run the dog away and I was fast
losing face with her as I tried to get rid
of the dog.
"Dad, what kind of breed of dog is that?"
Emily's older brother Wayne asked as he
came through the front door and stood by me
on the porch.
"I have no idea. I've never seen anything
like him in my life. I'm really not sure if he is
a dog," I said. would
Again Emily looked up at.me and pleaded," .. comelater,
Can I please keep him, please?'." "" 'w '"' (""F'.', I i" I. T!.,- ,'1 t ,
I needed some back-up and needed it for now "we" had
quickly. When faced with a difficult decision to deal with this d-og-
and your mind is already made up, it is issue.
important, especially when dealing with chil- "We cannot keep this dog," Mary said. Mary
dren, to stand your ground. explained to Emily the burden of keeping
"Go ask your mother," I said, knowing what such a dog, and that on Monday he would be
the answer would be, "but don't let him or it taken to the pound.
or whatever it is in the house." Wayne had been silent throughout the whole
Emily ran to her mother who was sitting at ordeal and could see that Emily really wanted
the breakfast table drinking a cup of coffee the dog, ugly or not.
after fixing a hearty Christmas breakfast. "I'll help her take care of him," Wayne said,
"Momma, momma, daddy said it was up to surprising both Mary and me.
you if we kept the dog," Emily said. "Well, we will see what happens between
."What dog," Mary said as she set her cup now and Monday," Mary said, backing down
down on the table, from her decision, something I had never seen
"Come on and I'll show you," Emily said as her do before.
she grabbed her mother's hand and practically That left only two days for them to convince
dragged her to the front porch. Mary to let the dog stay.
"Oh my gosh, is that a dog?" Mary asked as "He's got to have some kind of name,"
Emily dragged her onto the porch. Wayne. said to Emily.
"That's a.good question," I said, trying to "I know, let's call him "Christmas" since he
keep my composure and avoid eye contact came to us on Christmas day," Emily said.
with Mary at the same time. I didn't want my It did not take him two days to win Mary's
presence to interfere with Mary's decision to heart. He followed her to the clothes line and
keep the.dog or not, so I quietly slipped back the garden. Christmas had a second sense
toward the screen door with plans to find my about how to get close to someone.
recliner and the morning paper. Like I do nearly every day I went to sit on


the front porch and watch the squirrels and
birds play late in the afternoon before going
in the house for supper. The first day on the
place Christmas came over and laid down by
my rocking chair.
As I sat there soaking in the last sun rays of
a winter day I felt Christmas place
his big ol' foot on top of
mine.


litany
every
day to sit
n the porcn
and watch the end
together. "
By Monday morning Christmas
had become a part of our family.
We didn't adopt Christmas, Christmas
adopted us.
He played constantly with Emily and Wayne
when they would get home from school. On
the days that I had off I would be amazed to
see him sitting on the front lawn a few min-
utes before time for them to get off the school
bus.
Mary said he had started that on the second
day after school started back. It was like he
had an inner clock that would tell him when
the kids were due home.
Christmas watched Emily the most and was
very protective of her. If she was outside, he
always was by her side. He was Emily's self-
imposed guard dog.
He adopted the neighborhood as well. He
visited Mrs. Wilson, a widow lady who lived
down the street, every day. She was not the
nicest of people,, but somehow, Christmas got
to her. I guess all she ever needed was a.
friend and somehow, Christmas knew that.
His favorite pastime was chasing balls. He


loved it with a passion.
Christmas would chase balls until your arm
was tired and he would still want more.
The neighborhood kids loved him as well,
and would take turns throwing the ball to see
if they could wear him out. He always won,
though, and they would just give up and go
home with Christmas trying to give them a
ball to throw for him.
Christmas did have a bad habit. He liked to
confiscate balls,...actually anything that was
round.
Often there would be an array of golf balls,
baseballs, oranges, grapefruit, and even bas-
ketballs under the house where he kept his
stash.
Neighborhood kids often would knock on
the door and asked to look under our house
for one of their missing balls.
Christmas had no problem interrupting
a neighborhood baseball game by
snatching a line drive in front of some
I unsuspecting outfielder and running
off with the ball.
He was the consummate guard dog
as well. He would curl up at the
front door every night and fend off
anyone that he did not know.
I guess there were some that may
S not have liked Christmas. He would
raise his brow a little and murmur a
growl if he saw certain people walk
by. A couple of them I tended to
agree with him about.
People that did visit were always
curious about exactly what type of
breed Christmas was.
Eventually I told them we did not
have any papers on him, but I was
almost sure he was full blooded dog.
He had a head like a Bulldog and ears
like a Basset Hound. His body looked like a
blood hound with hair like a Schnauzer. His
color was odd to say the least. It was black
with tints of blue and whites mingled with
spots of brown and gray.
He had the strangest tail on a dog I believe I
have ever seen. The first half of it looked like
h,,ret,Qf.his body, but the last half ywass.solid
white with a brown tip.
We never really knew how old Christmas
was. The vet guessed he x\ as be(T\ een foi
and five years old when he adopted us. He
was in good shape when he show ed up at our
house and immediately acted like he had lived
there all of his life.
Christmas became a part of our family and
our day to day life became his as well.
It would be the sound of screeching tires and
a loud thud that would break the silence of a
quiet afternoon as I sat in the living room
reading the paper.
I jumped up and ran to the door.
What I saw made my heart stand still.
There on the street in front of the house lay
Christmas and he wasn't moving.,
I ran as hard as I could to see what had hap-
pened to Christmas. Emily's knees and face
were scratched I could see as she looked up at
me while she held Christmas' head in her lap.
In just a second the street filled with neigh-
bors.
"It was the most amazing thing I have;eyer
seen," John, our next door neighbor, said,'as
he stood there over Christmas and Erimily. "
"He came out of nowhere and knocked
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4 Gadsden County Times December 22, 2005


How to avoid holiday scams

and make your donations count


Saving the world
one penny at a time;

America is the most "kind and giv-
ing" nation on the planet. Last year,
Americans gave more than $240 bil-
lion to the more than 700,000.chari-
ties that solicit your donations each
year.
From the disastrous Tsunami that
hit the Pacific Rim and Southeast
Asia in late December to the havoc
of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and
Wilma, Americans dug deep to sup-
port local, regional, national and
international relief efforts. People
also tend to give more during the
holiday season, which makes the
holiday period a favorite target of
scam-artists, hoping to funnel your
good will for their own selfish gain.
How can you avoid becoming a vic-
tim of a holiday scam?
'"It pays to be cautious when you
make your donatioIs," says Dr.
Rhonda Hackett, founder of Nivek,
an organization which has directly
helped more than 100,000 people
living in poverty. "It's important to
-be sure that the money is going to a
legitimate charity, and that most of
your dollars wind up actually help-
i.g those programs and people you
iitend to help."
SHer new book, Making A Differ-
ence: Changing the World One
Penny and One Minute at a Time,
suggests some common-sense crite-
ia in ascertaining the value of any
6hariit group before any money is
given. She recommends checking
but useful websites like the Better
Business Bureau (www.give.org);
lie American. Institute of Philan-
dropy (www.charitywatch.org)
which rates a charity on financial
performance and fiscal responsibil-
ty, and GuideStar
w:www.guidestar.org), which facili-
tates access to information about the
Operations and finances of non-
profit organizations.
:Among the most important "Do's
k Don'ts."' Dr. Hacken sai s:

We just can't

say it enough:..


Never make a donation on the
phone or over the Internet, but
request a written solicitation that
includes the group's registration
information within your state of res-
idence, and proof of accountability.
Where a third-party telemarketer is
involved, written follow-up is even
more important, along with a con-
tact number for the charity group to
ascertain the validity of the telemar-
keting firm.
Never provide credit card informa-
tion over the phone or online, and
never donate cash.
Be particularly wary of any'alleged
non-profit with a name that closely
resembles that of a more established
charity. That happened widely with
both Tsunami and Katrina relief
efforts.
An important part of Dr. Hackett's
message addresses our need to real-
ize that millions of American chil-
dren are hungry; thousands of men,
women and children are homeless.
and living on the street; and more
families are living in poverty than at
any time in our history.
"To make true change, we music
take care of those in our own back-
yards firsi.f" she emphasizes. "Help-
ing others brings much more to your
life than \ou could ever give in dol-
lars alone. There are inexpensive
Sand powerful ways each of us can
help, starting with an online search
of the various t\pes and name of
social service agencies in your com-
munity." :
Dr. Hackett then suggests choosing
one or more groups that desperately
need every bit of help imaginable.
Included are: helping seniors living
in poverty; reaching out to the
homeless; feeding the hungry
through soup kitchens, food pantries
and sandwich lines; shining your
light at low-income day-care centers
and schools; and meeting the special
needs of women and children resid-
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Chattahoochee
Elementary School
letters to Santa

From Mrs. Sheantika
Wiggsins 4th grade
Dear Santa,
I would like to have a Cell
Phone, VideoNow, Escalade
remote controlled car and a
Sponge Bob TV set with the
remote.
Love,
Vonnikkie Owens

Dear Santa,
I want a game cube, Vugo, cell
phone, video now, Xbox 360,
money, clothes, lap top, key-
board with slant, sponge bob
TV, shoes, socks, watch, a new
bookbag.
Love,
Jasmine NMcVhite

Dear Santa,
I wish for nothing, I just would
like to ha\e mi family, friends
and my nice teachers, Mrs. Wig-
gins and Ms. Stubbs and a roof'
over m\ head.
Love,
Mia Palm

Dear Santa,
I would d like to ha e a Gamebo\
Advance SP, with games Mario
"Tennis, Bratz and Ms. Pac-Mlan.
Love,
Laura NlcCoy

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a game-
cube, a TV, a game boy with the
raven game, proud family game
and a video-now and a cell
phone.
Love,
Jeromica Ellis


Dear Santa,
I would like to have a cell
phone, a video now and that's
because I want a roof over my
head and a house to live in.
Love,
Shakiriya Gilcrease

Dear Santa,
I would like to have money,
clothes, shoes, Xbox 360, a
Jaylo jacket, stereo, DVD's, a
cell phone, a Hummer with blue
rims, a plazma TV, CD's a lap.
top a dirt bike, a 4-wheeler and
a go-cart.
Love,
Dashabriunna Baker


Mrs. Potter's class

Dear Santa,
I have tried my best to be good
this year. All I want for Christ-
mas is a small motorcycle with
a helment, elbo%% and knee pads.
I, also want a poodle a Barbie
doll and a scooter.
Thanks for, your time.
Love,
Kaliah Bright

Dear Santa,
I \\ would like to have a doll and
A DVD Player
Love,
Nekeriya Smith

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy. Please
being me a Nascar 2006 for my
Xbox. I want a camera too. I
wish for a new bike and bring
me a bible too. I love you, Santa
I am Mrs, Potter's student.
Love,
Hunter Weeks

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a remote


controlled motorcycle, and I
would appreicate it if I can have
that. That's the only thing I
want this year and I have been a
,good child.
Love,
Carontez Pete

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a Dora doll,
a new bookbag and Dora
VideoNow..
Love,
Damineree Smith



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Emily out of the way of that
car," John said.
"I didn't get the tag num-
ber, but I'd know that car
anywhere," John said with
anger in his voice.
Christmas lay quiet on the
street with Emily holding his
head.
It was a sad day for our
house, the day Christmas
died.
John was right, he did know
the car when he saw it, and
the man that was driving it
was caught. He paid dearly
for his reckless driving.
There is a special place now
in our yard with a small
stone for Christmas.
It has a simple message
written across its face: "Here
lies Christmas, our best
friend."
The day after Christmas
was killed I sat on the porch
as I always did and watched


the birds and the squirrels
play in the yard.
As I rocked back in the
chair I felt the pressure on
my foot that I had felt hun-
S dreds of times before when I
S sat down for my afternoon
ev ritual.
S Funeral I knew then that Emily had
Home named Christmas right.
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Arrests continue in drug investigation


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The arrests continue in a two-month long
drug investigation that ended last week. Fri-
day afternoon four more people, this time
from the Havana area, were arrested. Sgt.
Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Department Drug Unit says more arrests are
to come.
"This brings the number of arrests madeto
15 people who have been charged with var-
ious drug and firearm violations. We were
targeting known locations within the county
where drugs are sold and possessed," Corder


Brandon Garrett


Brendon Garrett


said. Friday afternoon, after search warrants
were executed, the following arrests were


Jean "Mable" Harris


Albert Hines, Jr.
Albert Hines, Jr.


made:
* Brandon and Brendon Garrett, both 20, of


Shervis Lane. Deputies located four guns,
two pill bottles containing crack cocaine that
was prepared for sale and marijuana. "The
firearms were bought off the street from'
unknown persons and could be stolen," the
report stated. Both Garrett brothers were
charged with sale and possession with intent
to distribute both crack cocaine and mari-
juana, possession of firearms while in the
commission of a drug felony, and maintain-
ing a dwelling where drugs are sold, stored,
and consumed.
* Jean "Mable" Harris, 47, of 55 Washing-
ton Ave., charged with sale and possession
with intent to distribute crack cocaine within


1,000 feet of a church.
* Albert Hines, Jr, 34, of Riverside Apart-
ments #J127, charged with possession with
intent to distribute marijuana within a public
housing complex and maintaining a'
dwelling where drugs are sold, stored, andl
consumed: Inside the apartment deputies.
found marijuana and paraphernalia used in
the distribution of marijuana. Corder said
Hines was also wanted in South Carolina on-
a Failure to Appear arrest warrant.
All were taken to the Gadsden County JailUi
Anyone with information regarding suspiA
cious or drug activity is asked to call Sgyt>
SCorder at 875-8847 or 395-4138.


Havana warns residents: warm home will cost more


Natural gas price nearly doubles;
cable price goes up, too

by BYRON SPIRES'
Times Staff Writer

Winter utility bills will be on the rise, Havana City
Manager Susan Freiden told council members Tueday
morning.
Freiden provided the council with a chart that showed
the natural gas prices (many people heat their homes
with natural gas) nearly doubling those paid by the city
last' year. ' : *
As the cold \ weather continues to noveinto the area and
winter sets in, coupled with the rising gas prices Freiden
said residents were going to "see a lot of pain.' over
their utility bills.
Freiden explained that normally the November bills
would be the low, but that some resident had received a
$600 utility bill.
She said she could not image.what the resident's bill
was going to be in the normally dold months of January
and February.
Currently the city is paying $14.80 per unit for natural
gas compared to a little over $7 last year at this same.
time.
Freiden said that prices would vary in the $14-$15
range, and there was a possibility of prices going as high
as $20 per unit.
The cause, she said, had been the recent devastation of
the natural gas fields in the Gulf Of Mexico by Hurri-


- Beware: the money you haye may be fake.
There ha e been three incidences in Quincy this month
of counterfeit $20 bills. All three involved money being
passed at local businesses.
Most businesses check larger bills and that is how these
counterfeit bills were discovered. No charges at this
time have been filled, but there is a continuing investi-
eation of the incidents.
Quincy Police Chief Gerald McSwain said that there
are seer;il \a ;s to detect counterfeit nmone\. but even
the best intentions can still miss a few bills. Because
money changes hands so often it is hard to determine
where or who the money actually came from. NlcS% ain
said.
Most counterfeiters use larger bills. Twenties and
'fifties are the most common, but smaller and larger bills.
can be counterfeited as well.
Here are a few ways to safeguard yourself against
counterfeit money, McSwain said:
*.. Look at the money you receive, if it doesn't look
right, it may not be. Larger bills have a security strip


cane Katrina. Several natural gas wells were blown
away by the hurricane limiting the amount of gas avail-
able. Production and usage, she said, were running neck
and neck at the current time, which does not allow for
any stockpiling of gas.
To help offset some of the high bills, the city offered a
seminar two months ago on ways to conserve energy.
Only a handful of Havana residents showed up for the
event.
In addition, the city offers at no cost to the residents, a
free energy audit. Again, only a small number of resi-
dents have taken advantage of the free service.
Another issue Freiden mentioned was the fuel adjust-
ment charge.' .
This charge is tacked onto everyone's utility\ bill as a
\ay\ of offsetrine the fluctuatine fuel cost.
Freiden said that in 1990 Havana actually sa \ a credit
in the fuel charges.
Since that time there has been a stead\ climb on the
deficit side of.the ledger for fuel adjustments.
In 2000 Havana paid $99,000 in fuel adjustments. This
year Freiden said the fuel adjustment was at $511.000
and could go higher.
The additional money does not stad\ ith the to \n. but
is passed directly back to the natural gas companies.
"We are -er\ vulnerable right nox\," Freiden said about
this winter's utility bills.
In other business:
The council a.ppro\ed a resolution supporting the
county in the Gadsden Count\ Rural Economic De\el-
opment Initiative program. Havana \\ill share in the
county's lobbying effort for issues before the state's lee-
Sislative bodies.


*A genuine portrait on the bill looks lfelilke. A coun-
terfeit portrait is usually lifeless and flat.
Look at the Federal Reserve and Treasury seals.
The sawtooth's on both are clear, distinct and sharp.
The border of a real bill is clear and unbroken. A
counterfeit bill may be blurred or indistinct.
Serial numbers have a distinct style and are evenly
spaced and the same ink color as the seals.
Genuine currency paper has tiny red and blue fibers
embedded throughout. If you are suspicious compare it
to another bill.
One trick is to take a smaller bill like a one and glue
a higher denorrunation number to its corners. Compare
each corner of the bill and the number written on the
bottom of the bill.
Most businesses use a special marker pen that
changes color when the bill is counterfeit. The pens
sense trace chemicals left in the paper from the manu-
facturing process.
McSwain said that if you are suspicious of any money,
you need to contact the Quincy Police department at
850-875-7335.


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Council remembers heard from Freiden concerning
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portation Planning Agency's Citizens Advisory and
Bicycle and Pedestrian Committees. No one was chosen
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She also asked that if there were any local Havana resi-
dents that would like to serve on the committees that
they contact her at the Town Hall.'
Council members heard a report by Freiden that the
city's cable provider, Mediacom, would be raising rates
by $2 a month and adding \'. o new stations.


Freiden told the council that there had been some
interest in extending the city's sewage both north and
south of the town. She said that currently those areas'.
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Rev. Williams

appointed Elder
-o Vtuncy district

Bishop McKifiley Young has
appointed the Rev. O.C. Williams to
lead the Quincy district of the
African Methodist Episcopal
Church. The Quincy district offi-
cially passed the mantle from retired
presiding Elder Rev. H.R. Griffin to,
the new presiding elder, Rev. O.C.
Williams, last week in their district
conference held -at Bethel AME
Church, Monticello.
The Rev. O.C. Williams is certainly
not new to Quincy. He has served
many years in Quincy, Marianna and
the surrounding areas; one of his
pastorates being Alnett Chapel
AMEC, the iop church in thedis-
trict. He has also served as the pre-
siding elder of the Panama City dis-
trict and the North Jacksonville dis-
trict. He comes to Quincy with expe-
rience in both the pastorate and
administration. The district confer-
ence was one of the most spiritual
conferences that the congregants
have witnessed. We welcome Rev.
and Mrs. Williams to the' area.
Williams held the second quar-
terly conference on Wednesday,
Dec. 14, at Oak Grove AME
Church, Rev. Isaiah Cole, pastor.
joined by Greater Tanner Chapel,
Rev. Elizabeth E. Yates, pastor;
Fountainhead AME Church, Rev.
Gloria Wynn, pastor, Salem AME
Church, Rev. Charlie Worthen, pas-
tor and Ebenezer AME Church,
Timothy Cole, pastor.

Trinity Deliverance and
Restoration Center's
Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner will be served
Sunday, Dec. 25 at noon. The church
is located at 3 N. Madison Street.
Dinner is free, however, donations
will be accepted. Everyone is wel-
come. For more information contact
Pastor V. Green at 627-2484 or
Shirley Barkley at 875-7983.

Steward Temple AME

Wednesday, Dec. 21-7 p.m.
Bible study
Sunday, Dec. 25 -10 a.m. Sun-
day school; 11 a.m. Christmas mes-
sage.
Saturday, Dec. 31-10 p.m. -
Watch night service. The church
members and Second Elizabeth Mis-
sionary Baptist Church will bring in
the new year praising the Lord
together. Choirs from each church
will sing. Everyone is invited to


attend these services. Breakfast will
be served immediately following the
worship experiences.

Mt. Pilgrim PB Church

If you don't have anywhere to wor-
ship on Christmas morning, please
come have Christmas celebration
with us at 10 a.m. Remember the
true reason for the season. Elder
Mark Wilkerson, pastor/teacher.

Whosoever Will House
of Prayer and Christian


Please'join us icir OUI food and'
clothes giveaway and an encourag-
ing word from the Lord this Christ-
mas season, titled Why We Give, on
Thursday, Dec. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at
152 Green Avenue in Greensboro.
Elders Nathan A. Wright and Kathy
M. Wright, pastors, 442-6260.

Greater Harvest
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. TV Ministry
(WQTN cable 13): 9:00 a.m.-
Church in Training; 10:00 a.m.-
Morning glory service.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Church in
training.
.Wednesdays: 12:00 noon Noon day
service
Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Praise and
worship rehearsal; 7:30 p.m.-male
chorus rehearsal; 8:30 p.m. TV min-
istry (WQTN cable 13)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. Intercessory
prayer.
Monday and Fridays: 12:30 p.m. -
radio ministry (WWSD)
December 31: 10:30 p.m. New
Year's eve watch night service.
February 19-26 Dedicatorial serv-
ices. Speakers to be announced at a
later date.
March 2 GHM fellowship service.


Union Chapel will host
watch night service

Bring the New Year in with a
change. Union Chapel (Sawdust
Community) will host the annual
watch night service Saturday, Dec.
31 at 10 p.m. The three churches
involved are Pinebloom, Salem and
Union Chapel.
The public is invited and break-
fast will be served.

Santa Clara Baptist
Church Christmas
service

Santa Clara Baptist Church will
have a morning worship service on
Christmas Day at 10 a.m. We will
not have Sunday school or evening
service.


Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist
Christmas service

Please join our church family for
service on Christmas day at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. John Gardner from
Second St. James in Bainbridge.


Bible study will be held Wednesday
night at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. James
Russell.
Anyone wishing to donate or con-
tribute to the two families that have
been adopted, please bring all items
on Wednesday night in order to meet
the deadline.


Mt. Zion PB Church

The Mt. Zion PB Church mother's
board donated 120 gifts to the Mira-
cle Hill Nursing and Convalescent
Home iin TaUahfasee. Miracle Hilli j
o%\ ned i, qap ediateNd b) ihHe Florida
State Primitive Baptist Convention.
i Wednesday '7 p.m. Youth teaching
and Bible study.
Thursday 7 p.m. Senior choir
rehearsal.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday school;
11 a.m. morning worship service, "O
come let us adore Him." All mem-
bers are asked to wear red attire.
Monday and Tuesday 12 noon -
Intercessory prayer.
The clothes closet is available for
those needing this service. We were
able to serve two families this week.
One family who lost everything in ad
fire was provided with food and
clothes. Another family received
clothing and blankets. If we can be
of service to you please call 627-
8442 for assistance.
Be blessed and Merry Christmas to
all the Mt. Zion PB Church family.

FountainHead AME

December 25 at 9 a.m. Christ-
mas breakfast; 11 a.m. Christmas
program, Oh corm let us adore Him.
December 31 fit 10 p.m. Watch
night service. Our guests will be
New Hope MB Church, St. Mary
CME Church. The speaker will be
Rev. Eddie York.
The public is invited to all serv-
ices. For more information, please
contact the church at 856-8015.

H Corinthians Ministries

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school;
11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. praise and
worship.
Saturday, 9 a.m. morning glory.
December 23 at 7:30 p.m. Christ-
mas celebration at II Corinthians.
Speaker will be prophet Ronald
Vickers.
December 24 at 6 p.m. Christmas
banquet and ball at the Gadsden His-
torical Society. Speaker will be
evangelist Annie Berry.
December 25 at 8 a.m. Christmas
glory.
December 27 at 7 p.m. Marriage
ministry.
December 29-31 and January 2-6 at
7:30 New year's revival with
speaker apostle Rosilyn Walker-
Copeland. Going out delivered.and
coming in blessed.
December 31 at 10 p.m. Watch
night service .
For more information contact Patsy
Henry at 875-4497 Mon. Fri 10
a.m. 3:30 p.m.


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Gadsden County Times December 22, 2005 7


ObittCwries

Arthur Brewington

Arthur Brewington, 69, of Quincy, died Sunday December 18, 2005.
Funeral services are at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at Williams Funeral Chapel,
and burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Williams Funeral Chapel, who has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine J. Brewington of Quincy; five sons, Dewayne
Brewington of Boston, MA, Rich Brewington of Turner Falls, MA, Lavares
Brewington of Boston, MA, Johnny Brewington of Tampa and Reuben Brew-
ington of Quincy; a daughter, Trina Brewington of Turner Falls, MA; a sister
Eunice B. Davis (Freddie) of Ft. Walton Beach and a host of grandchildren.

Pansy Mae Byrd

Pansy Mae Byrd, 74, of Quincy, died I
Sunday, December 18, 2005. A native of
Decatur County, she was a member of
Mt. Calvary PB Church.
Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m., Sat-
urday, December 24 at Mt. Calvary PB
Church with the Rev. Athan Byrd offici-
ating, and burial at Mt. Calvary Ceme- m
tery. Betsey Funeral Home has charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Lind-
sey Byrd; two sons, Nathaniel Byrd and
James Byrd; four daughters, Florine
Byrd Butler, Pansey Lee Hinson, Grand-
ulene Byrd.and Rochelle B. Alexander;
two sisters, Rosa Cannon and Eva
Woods all of Quincy; 15 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren and four great-
great-grandchildren.

Charles Thomas Craig

Charles Thomas Craig, 45, died Thursday, December 15, 2005 at Gulf Coast
Medical Center in Panama City.
SThe service will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, December 22, at the First Bap-
tist Church of Havana, with burial at Woodland Cemetery. Faith Funeral Home
has charge of arrangements: Online guests may sign the guest register at
www.faithfuneralhome.com.
SSurvivors include his mother, Roseleen Craig of Havana; his father, Malo
Henry Craig, Jr. of Panama City; a sister, Bonnie Chilson of Anchorage, AK; and
many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Malo Henry Craig UI.

James Walker Dunson, Jr.

SJames Walker Dunsoi, Jr., 43, of Wetumpka, diedMonday, December 19,
2005. He was a member and former deacon of Santa Clara Baptist Church and a
carpenter.
Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Church Cemetery. Independent
Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Family will receive friends at the
Dunson home. Memorial contributions may. be made to Antioch Baptist
Church Building Fund, 284 McCall Bridge Road, Quincy, FL. 32351.
He is survived by his parents, James and Carol Dunson of Wetumpka; two sis-
ters, Cheryl Renee McClure (John) of Atlanta, GA., and Yvonne Denise Peters
(Scott) of Key Largo, FL.

Lucy H. Lowe

Lucy H. Lowe, 76, died December 16, 2005 in Tallahassee. A native of
Bluefield, WV, and a longtime resident of Tallahassee she had been living in
Qt:ic. She. a leud ,tinm thlic Fkrand Bo:d Ol Regents. '
SGraeside serh.ices were held Tuesda, iat Roselawn Cerctery. Culle) '
MeadowWood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial,
contributions may be made to the TMH Foundation, Breast Cancer
Research. 1331 E. Sixth Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Salvation Army, 206
WV. \irg!rua St., Tallahassee. FL 32301.
She is survived by her daughter, Becky Crawford (Tom) of Quincy; a son,
David S. Lowe of Quincy; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, and a son, Kevin.

Kamari Jamel Thomas

Infant Kamari Jamel Thomas died December 18, 2005 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. December 24 at St. Hebron AME
Church. Betsey Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. The parents will
receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at their home at 1177 Hutchinson Ferry Rd.
Kamari is survived by his mother, Carla Baker Thomas, his father, Ran-
dolph Thomas, Jr., sisters, Quan-Shay and Renita of Quincy; brothers, Brain
(Carmecia) Thomas and Randolph (Temeka) Thomas, Jr. of Quincy; his
grandfather, William A. Baker of Quincy; grandmothers, Annie McMillian,
Ida Favors, and Clara Dixie of Quincy, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins,
aunts, uncles and godparents'.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Ida E Baker.



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William Lamar Thomas, Sr.

William Lamar Thomas, Sr., 61, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005 in
Gainesville. He was a resident of Quincy and a purchaser for Higdon Fur-
niture Co.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22 at First Presbyterian
Church, and burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral Home
has charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First
Presbyterian Church, 306 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL. 32351, or a favorite
charity.
He is survived by his son, Lamar Thomas (Brook) of Quincy; aunts and
uncles, Neta and Louie Barineau of Quincy, Guy Thomas of Tallahassee,
Edwin Thomas of Statesboro, GA, Jo K. Smith of Tallahassee and Dot
Smith of Carrabelle.

John Henry Walker

John Henry Walker, 92, of Quincy, died Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Tal-
lahassee. He was a native of Gadsden county.
Funeral services are at 11:00 a,m., Friday, December 23 at Steward Tem-
ple with Rev. Louise Thomas officiating, and burial at St. Hebron Cemetery.
Betsey Funeral.Home has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons, James Walker of Tallahassee, Horace Walker
of Buffalo, NY and Johnny Phillip Walker of Quincy; seven daughters,
Alberta Simmons of McCrayville, GA, Jennette Bryan, Sylvia Gilbert,
Jacqueline Walker, Phoebe Walker and Mechell Walker all of Quincy, and
Casonja Walker Bennett of Tallahassee; a sister, Ola Gerald Monroe of
Quincy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-
children.

Dominique LaShay "Sally" ParkS-Willianms

Dominique LaShay "Sally" Pw ks-
Williams, 20 of Gretna, died Sunda\.
December 18, 2005 at Tallalhassec
Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee. "s -
She was lifelong resident ot Gremia.:
attended Greensboro High Scho l.
was employed as a service srtaUon r
cashier, and was a member of De Li cr- '. % c
ance Temple First Born Church. Hard-
away, where funeral services t ill be
Saturday, December 24 at 1 p.m.. w" ith
burial in St..Paul Cemeter Gieimna.
The Jr. Bishop Titus B. Deas. Jr. i ll .
be officiating. Visitation will be Fri-
day; December 23 from 5 to 8 ai
Madry Chapel.-
She is survived by her detied
friend, Charles LVdlow of Greina: "'
children: T'Ambernique James and
Trey'Von Thomas of Gretna; fathers ""
of her children, Curtis James and Aaron Thomas, both of Gretna; her
mother, Glenda Parks, of Gretna; her father, Henry Williams, Jr., of Quincy;
sisters LaShanda Parks of Gretna and Natasha Robinson of Quincy; a
brother, Martel Thigpen of Quincy; maternal grandmother, Christine Parks
of Gretna; paternal grandparents Arthur Mae and Henry Williams, Sr. of
Gretna; Godmothers Barbara Walker of Quincy and Essie Bethea of
Gretna; Godbrothers: Arthur, Patrick and Stanle? Walker Wildwood; God-
sisters: Kimberly and Kalelia, LaWanda Walker of Quincy; special friend
Manessa March, ofGretna; devoted niece, nephew, host of aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.

Sadie Williams


Sadie Williams, 90, of Quincy, died
Tuesday, December 13, 2005.
Funeral services were Dec. 19 with
burial at Smith Cemeter. Willianqs,:
Funeral Home had charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by two sons, Wesley
Williams (Belinda) of Jacksonville
and Arthur Williams (Angie) of St.
Petersburg; a daughter, Laquita
Delores Williams (Kenneth) of Miami;
a brother, Wesley Williams of West
Palm Beach and two _sisters, Mary
Galloway and Minnie Lee Houston
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Survey says parents don't know

what schools do for health


Anew national survey of parents of
school-aged children found a signif-
icant gap between what parents
believe is happening and what is
actually happening in terms of nutri-
tion and physical activity in Amer-
ica's schools.
The survey, conducted by Action
for Healthy Kids, found that nearly
two-thirds of parents support
restricting access to high calorie,
low nutrient snack foods, and half of
the parents surveyed feel their
child's school is doing an "excel-
lent" to "good" job in this area.
The reality is quite different,
according to a new study released
last week by the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC). In a survey of 27 states, the
CDC found that 60-95% (median
90%) percent of schools in those
states allow students to purchase
snack foods or beverages from
vending machines or at the school
store, canteen, or
snack bar. Among these schools,
less nutritious foods and beverages
made up the majority of those sales.
The survey, "Parents' Views on
School \VWllnes. Practices," was
released at the Action for Healthy
Kids' Healthy Schools Summit
2005."
William Potts-Datema, chairman
of Action for Healthy Kids, said the
survey highlights the need for broad
efforts that both encourage and sup-
port parental involvement as school
districts work to develop the local
school wellness policies mandated
by recent federal law.
"Parents have their priorities
straight when it comes to a strong
nutrition and physical activity focus
in ourschools," said Potts-Datema,
who is also Director of Partnerships
for Children's Health at the Harvard
School for Public Health. "But we
must do a better job of informing
them of the current situation and
find ways to give them voices as
advocates for healthier environ-
ments within our schools."
Another illustration of a disconnect
between parents' priorities and per-
ceptions and what actually happens
at school occurs in the area of phys-
ical activity. Seventy-seven percent

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of parents support requiring daily
physical education for all children,
and 62% rate their child's school as
"excellent" or "good" on making
daily physical education available
for all students. However, in reality
only 5.8 to 8.0% of schools nation-
ally (depending on grade level) pro-
vide students with daily physical
education.
Despite parents' strong support for
healthy options at school, the vast
majority of parents (83%) are
unaware of the school wellness pol-
icy mandate in the Child Nutrition
and WIC Reauthorization Act of
2004. The legislation requires that
all school districts participating in"
the National School Lunch Program
implement local wellness policies
before the 2006 school year. The
Act specifies that parents, among
other key
school stakeholders, be involved.
from the beginning in designing
these district policies.
"The local wellness policy man-
date is one of the most positive steps
forward for child nutrition and
physical activity that we've seen in
decades," said Alicia Moag-
Stahlberg, MS, RD, Executive
Director, Action for Healthy Kids. "
In order to maximize this opportu-
nity we must get the word out now
to parents and other interested par-
ties who can help schools put the.
best wellness practices in place."
Pursuant, Inc. and Knowledge Net-
works, in collaboration with Action
for Healthy Kids, conducted the par-
ents' survey in July 2005 and
involved a nationally representative
sample of parents of non-home
schooled children in grades K-12.
A more detailed report on the sur-
vey will be posted on the Action for
Healthy Kids Web site, www.action-
forhealthykids.org. A complete pro-
gram agenda for the Healthy
Schools Summit 2005 can also be
found on the Web site.


In Loving Memory of
Richmond Jones, Jr.
August 13, 19131December 20, 2002


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In tears, we saw you sinking
and watched you fade away.
( Our hearts were almost broken
because we wanted you to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping peacefully,
free from pain, how could we wish you back
with us to suffer that again?
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on
Friday evening when God called you home.

e3n Joviff Lfemory

Your wife, Flora Thomas, and children
Montez Thomas Palmer and husband
James, Dorothy Mosley Thomas,
S WillieJames Thomas,Jr., LeonJ. Thomas,
and Sister Lucielle Thomas Simpson, eight
grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren,
one great-great grandchild, and a host of
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Although it has been 3 years since you
departed from our presence,
You shall remain in our hearts.


Love, Mamie Jones
Children &
Grandchildren


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If you would like to share news
about your family, social and
organization activities you may
submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People
items are free of charge, but must
be submitted by 9 a.m. Monday for
that week's issue. Information may
also be faxed to us at 627-7191 or
brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


Mr., Mrs. D. C. Carroll, Sr.;

Carrolls to observe 50th

anniversary Dec. 24

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Carroll will be rehc'.\ in2 their wedding vows of 50
years in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 24, at Second Elizabeth Missionary Bap-
ist Church, 2718 Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.
A reception will follow immediately in the fellowship hall.
Their children invite anyone who has shared in their lives by their friend-
Whip and love to join them in the celebration.


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Justin Dominic Dicks is 1

Justin's first birthday was
December 21. He celebrated on:
December 1F \ith a parl\ at his,
maternal glariidinother%' house.
Justin is the son of Keyonna and
James Dicks. His two sisters are
Jamyia Herman and Dazia Barrett.
Justin's graidpareiuts are: Vir-
ginia Wells of Quincy, Isaac Wells
of Orlando, Beatrice Dicks of
Gretna and the late Alphonso Dicks
of Lake City. His godparents are
Mary Giles, Shonda and Dewayne
Harden, Tracey Robinson all of
Quincy, and Sabrina Grimes of
Greensboro.












Deacon Empire Murray, Sr.
December 24, 1910 -August 30, 2003
Happy Birthday
"Daddie"

From: wife Sarah,
children & grands

Esp: Baby D'uglghter,
Anigie ..ra y Harris

Merry Christmas
we miss you... '


Shanks Class of 82.,.

rib.fia gf nou p.iibnos.lb a .
Thll Shjani. Class of 1982 will be,
spoinsorng a Holiday Ball oisi
Chn-rimas Eve, December 24.
Part of the proceeds from this
e\ei \\ ill benefit the annual book-
bag drrie.
Thl, e\ ent is opened to the public
and \\Ill -be held at the Quincy
Naionial Guard Armory on Pat
Thomnias Parkway (near Walmart)
beginning at 9:00 p.m. Advance
tickets are $10.00 (single) and
$18.00 i couple).
The attire for the event is Semi-
Foilml 'This is a BYOB affair and
i ou must. be at least 25 years of age
to enter. Tickets can be purchased
from Shanks Class of 1982 mem-
bers or contact Rutha Black at 545-
53?12 or Joiene \\illiamns at 663-
2175.
All classmates should contact
Jolene Williams at 663-2175 for
more information. .. :


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Kandace Grandberry
graduates from basic
training at Hilton Field

PFC Kandace Grandberry gradu-
ated from Army basic combat train-
ing with ceremony on ;Ndv. 4 at
Hilton Field. She \\ill finish her:
training in Foit Jacks'on. S.C.
Kandace is the daughter of Sonja
and Stan Brown of Mt. Pleasant,
and Eddie Grandben\ of Chatta-
hoochee
She is the granddaughter of Irdena
McCollough and the late Clarence
Baker, Sr., Ruthie McWhite and the
late Clarence, McWhite, Sr. all of
Chattahoochee, and Wesley Hen-
drix of Greensboro and the late Lil-,
lie Mae Hendrix. Kandace is the sis-
ter of Kamaras Grandberry of Mt.
Pleasant.


Quincy Police Department gets ready for Christmas

QPD officers Tom Murray and Charlotte Finch are shown with some of the hundreds of toys the department
'has collected for this year's Christmas. The toys will soon be wrapped and given to local underprivileged chil-
dren in the City of Quincy.


Kimble top speller at Shanks


Monday, Dec. 12, was a day of
"academic challenge" for students
competing in the school wide
spelling bee at James A. Shanks
Middle School.
As students in the sixth through
eighth grades ner\ou-l \ waited their
C'hWice t spell the neita oid on (he
"cli'Tr l, Iit, no one considered i
great' pelling skills, perseverance,
and confidence would not triumph!
Thatwas the method exemplified
by Amanda Kimble, a sixth grade
student at James A. Shanks Middle
-School. Amanada :Kimble suc-
ceeded as the top speller in her
school!,
She competed with more than one
hundred other classroom winners at
Shanks. However, no one could out
spell this dynamic scholar.
Amanda Kimble is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kimble of
Quincy. She attributes her success to
many things,:but especially to' her
talented teachers and involved par-
ents.
Amanda Kimble also participates
in theGifted Studies program at
Shanks Middle School. She will
compete at the district spelling bee
January 11, 2006. The administra-
tion, faculty and staff salute


Amanda Kimble for her achieve-
ment.
Other winners recognized are:
Sequoia Byrd, 2nd place winner and
Brittney Eutsey, 3rd place winner.
Appreciation is extended to Ms.
Carla Galvin and the English
Sepaintmi cj. i'1,coordiiitiing the
spelling bee .


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Gadsden County Times December 22, 2005 9


County gets $300,000 health care grant


Addresses needs of uninsured pregnant women, infants


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Gadsden County's healthcare got a shot in the
arm last week with the announcement that the
Florida Department of Health Division of Family
Health Services Infant and Maternal Reproduc-
tive Health Unit had awarded the county a
$300,000 grant.
"This is a direct services grant that will address
the health and wraparound service needs of preg-
nant women, infants, and children from birth to
age three. Emphasis will be placed on the unin-
sured, Medicaid recipients and other indigent
individuals," said Max Martinez, executive direc-
tor of the Gadsden Community Health Council.
Representative Curtis Richardson (D-
Quincy/Tallahassee) along with the Community
Health Council and other community leaders
helped make the grant award a reality.
"We have been working on this for the past sev-
eral years. We want to see the infant mortality rate
reduced. It has gone down from 21 death per
:1,000 to 14 per 1,000 but that is still too many.
SWe want the day to come that there are no infant
mortalities in the county that we can prevent,"
Richardson said.
Martinez said that healthcare providers are
working intensely in reducing the infant mortality
.rate and now "with this funding and the Healthy
Start Coalition, great improvements are antici-
pated."
SThe grant is a continuation of the 1991 Healthy
SSit Act designated to assure access to prena;t.l
and infant care tor all women and infants in the
'state. Florida ranks 21 in the nation in the number
of infant deaths per 1,000 births. The state aver-
age is 7.5; Gadsden County's rate doubles that.


Tallahassee Community College is
proud to announce that the follow-
ing students have been named to the
President's List and Dean's List for
the Fall 2005 semester.
Students named to the President's
List must have attempted and com-
pleted a minimum of twelve hours
and maintained a 4.0 ("A") grade-
point average.
Students named to the Dean's List
must have maintained at least a 3.0
("B") grade-point average during
the term.
The following students from Gads-
den County were named to either
the President's List orDean's List:'

PRESIDENT'S LIST
Chattahoochee: Engly DeLeon
Gretna: Xochitl Contreras
Havana: David Ashmore, Amanda
Baxley, Lynne Burton-Hupp, Bon
Clarke, Hazel Williams
Quincy: Crystal Belisle, Olivia
Gonzalez-Angelino, Lavone Hill,
Sharon Omstein

DEAN'S LIST
Chattahoochee: Mirna Barrios,
Annie Roberts
Greensboro: Terica Atkins, Gre-
gory Jakes, Jacquelyn Murray,
Charles Richards
Gretna: Rebecca Alaba, Kathy
Sherman
Havana: Jillian Blackman, Gina
Cerasoli, Danielle Clarke, Heidi
Coggins, Malerie Cutler, Krista
Dawkins, Christie Fraser, Crystal
Gaudreau, Maverick Hoenig, Sara


Hughes, Chelsia James, Robert Led-
better, Maison McKee; Kasandra
Rash, Alice Richardson, Paula
Strickland, Robert Tucker, Jessica
Vogel, Shabreka Walden, Darlene
Wharton
. Midway: Daphne Houston
Quincy: Kyle Barnes, Erwin
Beavers, Brent Edwards, Danyell
Harley, Christopher Henry, Ryan
LaPete, Clenetra Lockwood, Carrie
McLendon, Ashley McPherson,
Jamaal Mitchell, Pamela Moye,
Christopher Oliver, Mellany Stone,
Richard Suber, Jessica Swearingen,
Keyshundra Thomas, San Juana
Trevino, Amber Westberry,
LaShonda Williams, Emily Wright

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Rep. Curtis Richardson speaks about the $300,000 grant as Health Council members listen. Left
to right are Council Members Margaret Awad and Sherrie Vanlandingham, Richardson, and
County Manager Marlon Brown.


With this grant, the county can now provide for
the development and delivery of health care and
support services for the children designated. In
order to better serve the population the grant will
provide money to develop demographic and eco-
nomic profiles for the service area (which is the
entire county) to estimate the munber of women
who will become pregnant each year.


From the materials collected, a plan to how best
deliver health care and prenatal care to under-
served women will be developed.
"This is wonderful for Gadsden County. The
best part is that this money will continue coming
from the state so that this does not become one of
those programs that is here for a year or two and
then disappears," Richardson said.


2 men sought for Havana armed robbery


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Gadsden County Sheriff's
Department is still looking for two
men in connection with an armed
robbery last Tuesday morning at the
Riverside Apartments in Havana.


According to Maj. James Morgan,
deputies answered a call to the
apartments on 16th Ave. around
midnight. The victim reported that
four men with guns, wearing black
shirts and ski masks, told her to give
them money or they would hurt her
four children. The woman handed


over $1,500 and the men left.
Deputies using K-9 units tracked
two suspects, one who dropped a
$100 bill, to an abandoned mobile
home in the 800 block of Conyers
Street.
Geremy Butler, 19, was arrested
and charged with violation of proba-


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special drunk driving checkpoints

by ALICE DU PONT Driving Under the Influence (DUI) said impaired driving is a serious
Times Editor checkpoint operation Friday. Dec. crime Which contributed to 23.013
S..,m-,',o ; 23 o s:: S..iighva 90y SWe ,tiear alcohol-related crashes in)mFl6oda' in
-Whileyou're getting into the holi- the Farmer's Market, just west of 2004. Those resulted in 1,093 deaths
day spirit just be sure you are care- the Florida Highway Patrol Station, and 17,580 injuries. Last, year 33,
ful about the amount of (alcohol) from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The "satura- people were killed in traffic crashes


spirits you consume or you might
riot have a Merry Christmas.
The message is clear from law
enforcement officers all over the
state and the motto- is well publi-
cized: "You Drink & Drive. You
Lose" and Gadsden County is no
exception. Last week, Gadsden
County Sheriff Morris Young signed
a proclamation designating Dec. 10,
2005 throughlJan.1, 2006 as "You
Drink & Drive..You Lose" weeks in
the county.
GCSO will be conducting a special


tion patrols" will be looking for peo-
ple driving impaired.
Several other DUI "saturation
points" are scheduled for Dec. 20-31
between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. through-
out the county.
"We encourage everyone to act
responsibly during the holiday sea-
son. If you intend to drink, make
arrangements to get home safely.
Use a designated driver, public
transportation, or a taxi," Young
said.
In the resolution he signed, Young


in Florida during the Christmas hol-
idays; 15 of those were alcohol
related.
Statistics show that every 32 min-
utes someone in the United States
dies in an alcohol-related crash, and
every two minutes someone is
injured in a crash where a driver is
impaired.
Gadsden County has has a record
number of automobile accidents that
resulted in death; Young said he
does not want the year to end with
more deaths.



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January 9, 2006 at 5:15 p.m.
in the City Commission's
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following:
Certificate of Appropriateness
Request for 10 North Duval
Street
and
Certificate of Appropriateness
Request for 116 South
Madison Street.
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627-7681 ext. 226 with any
questions or comments.
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dations, please contact the Quincy Building
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days prior to the hearing. To access a
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By: Byron Spires


Think about others this Christmas


Do I really look like Santa Claus?


I wish all of you a Merry they'allow' me to show that
Christmas and a Happy New part of myself. Sometimes it's
Year. That goes for whatever hard to be nice to everyone
else you celebrate, too. But when they've said all sorts of
while you're wrapped up all thing about you, but I try. I
war nd comfy think about have been known to have a
someone who might not be ~a. rather sharp tongue, but that's
fortunate as you. There are only 'x hen necessary. Over the
lot of people right here in our years'I have learned to temper
owni community \ho could m iny comments with kindness
use a kind word, a warm and that harsh isn't always the
smile, and a hug. way. Some people's lives are
Sometimes the people who full of problems and you don't
appear to have:it all going on ha e to add to them.
on the outside are full of tur- Christmas and NeN\ Years
moil on the inside. I was talk- seem to bring out the best in
ing to one of my fe% friends; most people. Everyone is a lit-
the other day and she told me tie bit more relaxed, a little


about a \ ioman vho was hav-
ing problems with her job, her
home, and her kids. "But she,
always seems of happy," was
my reply. It just goes to show
that you can't always tell how
a person feels based on how
they act.
I try to be nice to people if


more tolerant. Shopping. my
least favorite thing to do, was
ever a pleasure last week. I
saw people in the stores that I
had not seen all year. It was a.
chance to catch up on the
doings in their families and
Sfor them. to ask mealabut my,
family.


The weather this week has
been absolutely beautiful and
promises the same for Christ-
mas Day. So it should be a
good day to cook a great din-
ner and do a little visiting. I
have a few presents that need
delivering and I guess I'll stay
out for a while and see some
lights. There are some beauti-
fully decorated homes all over
the county, so pick a direction
and ride.
I want to thank the commu-
nity for allowing ts to come
into your homes and offices ,
week after week as we tri to
bring to you very best, most
accurate coverage and report-
ing of county events and meet-
ings. There are times when we
will miss a story or we will
make a mistake, it's not inten-
tional.
We'll be baok next week
with our annual Year In
Review.


Since it has turned cold I've
been wearing a red University
of Georgia wind breaker my
son gave me last Christmas.
This past week I had one of
those experiences that I just
have to share involving my red
coat and grey/white beard.
I was standing in, one of the
local convenience stores when
a little girl of about four or
five asked me a question.
"Do you have any reindeer,"
she looked up at me and asked.
At first I really didn't under-
stand what she had said and I
asked her what she had said.
"Do you have any reindeer,"
she politely asked me again.
By then, even as thick
headed as I am, I understood
where this conversation was
headed.
I might, I told her.
With the red coat and the
white hair and beard the little
girl thought I was Santa Claus.
But, I need to ask you a
question I said to her. She
looked back up at me and nod-


ded her head, that it was
alright for me to ask her a
question.
"Have you been a good little
girl," I asked her.
"Yes," she said with no hesi-
tation. Her dad, who was
standing behind little girl was
in slight disagreement with
her, as he stood and.shook his
head from side to side.
"So you've been a good little
girl," I asked again.
Again she said, yes.
By that' point we had the
whole line involved in our
conversation as they waited for
my response.
I was trapped. I had to play
Santa for a couple of minutes
while we waited in line.
"Well, I'll see what we can
do for you," I told her, adding
that I would expect her to be a
good little girlfor her dad.
She said she would.
Sometimes you forget just
how important Christmas
really is, especially to chil-
dren. It was that look on the


little girl's face of excite-
ment about Christmas that
helped me remember that I,
too, once felt that same excite-
.ment.
Christmas is a very important
time of year. Even if some
cower from calling it Christ-
mas, the heart of the season
will always be in the giving.
I know there is a lot of
money spent at this time of
year, but it is the concept of
giving that transcends the
money made. We all want to
share the Christmas season by
giving. That is the essence of
Christmas. By the way,
that experience with the little
girl is the first time in my life
someone has assumed I might
be Santa Claus.
I don't think I'm ready to
make the transition to Santa
quite yet,: but I'm gonna keep
the beard.
I hope all of you remember
the reason for the season, and
that you have a wonderful
Christmas.


Gretna dogs


Dear Editor:

I remember when Mayor Franks
,of Gretna said something had to be
done about the stray dogs. Since the-
city .does hot have a contract with
the county for Animal Control, I
guess the dogs are suppose to just
die fromneglect..
Several times a week I pass by
the corer store onULS 491) and Hard-
away Highway. The condition of the
dogs that live in the parking lot and
at the dumpster is appalling and
heartbreaking. They can hardly walk
from disease and mal-nutrition.
They don't even look like dogs,but
some hairless creatures. One is a
female with a new litter. Those pups
will soon be wandering around the
intersection getting squashed.
I usually have food and water in
the, care for emergencies and I have
been trying to make them a little
mcre comfortable in their nmiser\.
I'd bke them to die happy and full.
SWell. I went to feed them 2 days
ago and one had died. Not the most
pathetic one either, but ihe sturdier.
pig like, one. The, smaller creature
sill staggers between the store and
the diumpster. People have crushed
the food and water containers I have
left there. The body of the dead one
is still right there at the blinking
light intersection. It will rot. and
stink up the corer. No one will
notice.
I have to believe that every single
commissioner and every law
enforcement officer has seen this
disgraceful corer, passed on and
never even thought about helping
the creatures. It doesn't take a rich
person to show compassion. It does-
n't take a college degree to expect
and demand that our community
enforce laws and ordinances to pre-
,vent this horrible squalid condition,
Everyone traveling US 90 can see
this shameful act of neglect.
I personally have adopted 4 stray
animals and have paid for others to
be neutered and I feed the aban-
doned ones on my road. I can't do it
all by myself. The County Animal
Control is overworked and has no


jurisdiction in the city. It's time for
the City of Gretna to show some
compassion, a little kindness, and do
what's right.

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Thanks Quincy

Dear Editor:

On behalf of Chief McSwain, the
Quincy Police Department, and the
needy families and children of the
City of Quincy, I would like to send
a heart felt THANK YOU to se\ era]
businesses and people that have
helped to. make 4' few Christmas
wishes core true.
This was an idea that I thought
about last week and was given the
support of Chief McSwain to.see if
we could provide toys and food for
some of the families that are in need
in our city. I went around to several
businesses in Quincy and told the
managers and owners what we were
tr' ing to do and the response was
great. These people, without a sec-
ond thought, gave from their hearts
and I just wanted the citizens of this
great city to know who they were
and show even more of a reason
.why you should give your business
to these wonderful companies. They
are riot only pro iding a service that
we all need the\ are looking out for
Iheir own fellow citizens and "OUR
CHILDREN."
I want. o thank the following
businesses 'and private citizens;
S\\l-MNart. Teligent EMS, Kelly #2,
Makram Kurdi, Suber & Assoc.,
Sunseti Mart, Time Saver Shell,
Money Tree, Dr. Abbey, Joe &
Lisa's, Main Attraction, Carriage
Factory, Kelly #9, Chev Buick of
Quincy, Mirror Cleaners, Virginia
McPherson, Century 21, Charles
Wimberly, Kelly #4, Pat Brown,
Quincy Animal Hospital, Hinson
Oil, Lawrence Animal Hospital and
A-1 Auto Insurance.
These people really care about
their community and were very
happy to help. Thank all of you for
helping the kids and the families in
our city. May you always be
blessed.

Officer Charlotte Finch

Questions contractors ..

Dear Editor:

If I can recall, just a few months
ago a committee including Mr.


Lamb was talking about the cost of
upgrading the Hampton heights area
i.e. septic tank problem, poor
upkeep of property, and other nega-
,tive things-v oiced., -h..i
Y- O you nlu lt-reme'1nbei'-.nos'l1)f-Lhe
lomines :n I-lHmpton height. v. ere
affordable homes. If we continue to
allow contractors to build sub stan-
dard communities we will always
have the same problems most com-
munities in Gadsden County have. I
applaud those commissioners who
are representing their people not
their selfish ideals.

Ssgt. Dwyane E. Harvin

Questions commissioners

Dear Editor:

On December 5 our county com-
mission approved a development on
Bostic Road in Quincy with no side
walks, underground utilities or a
central sewage system. The devel-
oper told,the commission that in
order to make those houses afford-
able he could not put in under-
ground utilities, side walks, or cen-
tral sewage. I ask you what afford-
able mean? Why should developers
be allowed to make millions of dol-
lars on houses but get around put-
ting in, the things required by the
,county commission? Just take a look
at a prime example the houses in
Midway. That development looks
like a neighborhood without tech-
nology. There are electric lines all
over the community, and septic.
tanks everywhere. Since 'there are
no holding ponds to catch storm
water run off is this community
draining into Ochlocknee River and
cofitaminating Lake Talquin? May I
remind everyone that in this county
water is one of our most precious
resources and we must do every-
thing in our power to protect our
water. This county must stop allow-
ing developers to come in and dump
antiquated developments on unsus-
pecting people in Gadsden County


in the name of affordable housing.
Commissioners Price, Lamb and
Watson your vote for this develop-
ment tells all of us that you believe


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everything else you allowed him to
get away with an entire community
of almost 30 houses with one street.
Well we are back to the days on one
way in one way out. How would an
emergency vehicle get to someone
in a life threaten. situation if that
road was blocked? Come on com-
missioners just do the right thing!

Sam Hawkins


Thanks good Samaritan

Dear Editor:

I would like to say "thank you" to
a kind stranger. I have been trying to
locate this man for the past few
weeks, with no luck. His name is
Greg Dabillo (I am probably not
spelling that correctly). I had my
wallet stolen in October, and in
November I received a phone call
from Mr. Dabillo saying he found
my wallet by a trash dumpster. He
stated he had just moved to the area,
and could Riot locate out house from ;
the address on my dnrer's license.
Our phone number is not listed, so
he had to dig through some itemS in
my wallet to locate the number. My
husband met Mr. :Dabillo at .the
courthouse square and offered him a
cash reward, which he 'graciously
denied. Allof my personal items and
pictures that I thought were gone
forever were still in my wallet. I just
want Mr. Dabillo to know how
much I appreciated him taking the
time to return my wallet to me. A lot
of people would have just not both-
ered. I hope a, kind deed can be
returned to Mr. Dabillo someday by
a Good Samaritan. Many thanks.
RRL


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Yolanda Goode, 4-H youth devel-
opment agent in.Gadsden County, is '.
the president for the Florida Associ-
ation of Extension 4-H Agents
(FAE4HA) for the 2005-2006 year.
Yolanda has been an active mem-
ber of FAE4HA since 1998. She 7`
has served this association in sev-
eral different leadership roles-over
the years.' She said she is "excited |':.
and awed at the same time" as she
leads the membership. She also Yolanda Goode
said she has a great team to work
with and knows that team work makes the dream work.
The Florida Association of Extension 4-H Agents was organized in
1975. FAE4HA serves as a tool for professional development, scholar-
ship, recognition, networking, and support f6r the University of Florida/
IFAS Extension and Florida A & M University's 4-H Youth Develop-
ment Faculty at the county and state level.
, Yolanda says meeting the needs of our youth requires a multi-faceted
approached. Everyone has to be involved in their development from the
parents, teachers, government, civic/service groups, community citizens,
youth development professionals, and other professionals. It really does
take a village to raise a child and if one piece is missing the puzzle is
not complete.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning
leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The Florida 4-H program is just
piece to puzzle.
To find out more about the Florida 4-H program visit our website at
www.florida4H.org. You can also call the Gadsden County Extension
office at 875-7255. 4-H is open to all youth 5-18 regardless of race,
color, creed, gender, economic status, religion, or physical handicap.


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TeligentEMS benefits from
$1.8 million federal funds
TeligentEMS of Havana will benefit from a $1.8 mil-
lion Department of Defense appropriation, and will use
these funds to build Tactical Remote Sensor Systems
(TRSS) for the United States Marine Corps.
Congressman Allen Boyd announced the funds as part
of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for
2006.
TRSS is a collection of hand-emplaced and air-deliv-
ered unattended sensors, ground relays, and sensor mon-
itoring stations used to conduct semi-covert, ground sur-
veillance of distant areas. Through the use of seismic,
acoustic, magnetic, infrared, and imaging sensors, TRSS
will also provide an additional surveillance capability of
personnel and vehicular activity.
Remote sensor systems operate autonomously, allow-
ing for the observance of a location from miles away and
eliminating the requirement to deploy Marines behind
enemy lines for extended periods of time. Remote sen-
sors are part of the intelligence collection effort by the
Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and are cur-
rently being used in Iraq to track insurgents.
"This funding is great news for TeligentEMS and the
people of Gadsden County," Boyd said. "We must
ensure that our military has the most up-to-date technol-
ogy and equipment, and these funds will improve our
intelligence efforts and help keep our service men and
women out of harm's way,"
EC Corp is certified minority business
Chandler R. Clary Enterprises d/b/a EC Corp has met
all requirements as set forth by the National Minority
Supplier Development Council and adopted by the
Florida Minority Supplier. Development Council, Inc.
and is recognized, as a, Certified Minority Business
Enterprise effective November 30, 2005.
Chandler R. Clary, a native of Quincy .was born and
raised in Quincy. He is a Vietnam veteran and has.trav-
eled extensively throughout the United States, and to
Africa.
EC Corp has over 25 years experience in business
planning and consulting, specializing in accounting and
bookkeeping services, internal controls and auditing, and
financial planning and guidelines for pursuing and being
a successful business.
EC Corp plans to assist and help certify those minor-
ity businesses that are interested in becoming certified
and in improving their sales and their business.
You may contact Chandler at (850) 627-4101 and
leave a message or cell phone (404) 840-6325.
Free gift wrapping by Delta Gems
Gadsden County Florida Alumnae Chapter Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Gems program (For-
merly Delta,Teens) \ ill proi ide ftee gift utapping oiit
Saturday, Dec. 23 irom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the corridor
of the CEDO building on the square in Quincy (next to
Cititrends). Please come and let us serve you during this
blessed season of giving.
Quincy Garden Club selling cookbook
If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift, the


Quincy Garden Club is currently selling a fabulous
cookbook. "Recipes, Remembrances & More" is a col-
lection of recipes and "this and that" cooking tips by
members of the Quincy Garden Club.
Anything from Mary Alice Tiller's "Cheese Ball" to
Julia Munroe Woodward's "Grandma's Sore Throat
Remedy" can be found in the cookbook. The cookbook
chairperson did a super job, and also included other
wonderful sections such as dedication, historical high-
lights, and garden center history.
The cookbook is a hardback, three-ring notebook style
with its very own easel that is stored in the front of the
book. The cost is $20 and well worth it! Please contact
the cookbook chairperson at 627-3118 or the Quincy
Garden Club president at 627-8779 to purchase a cook-
book. For an additional $1 the cookbook can be boxed
and wrapped.
Honeytree offers blood analysis
Honeytree Natural Foods is having a nutritional
blood analysis on Tuesday, January 17 at the Quincy
location. The nutritional blood analysis will detect nutri-
tional deficiencies, digestive disorders, oxygen levels
and other health related concerns. Please call 627-2721
to set up your appointment today.
Best gift is your presence-drive safely!
Colonel Chris Knight, Director of the Florida Highway
Patrol, announced today the FHP's statewide traffic
enforcement plans for the upcoming Christmas and New
Year holidays.
FHP will implement zero tolerance enforcement strate-
gies targeting D.U.I., unlawful speed, aggressive driving
and hazardous violations through the state. The FHP is
also urging motorists to be mindful and considerate of
pedestrians and bicyclists who are walking and'riding
within the public right-of-way.
This year's Christmas holiday period will begin at
00:01 hours on Saturday, December 24, and end at mid-
night, Monday, December 26. The New Year holiday
period will run from 00:01 hours on Saturday, December
31, and end at midnight, Monday, January 2, 2006.
Last year, 33 persons were killed in 32 traffic crashes
during the 72-hour Christmas holiday period. Also, 38
people were killed in 36 traffic crashes during the 72-
hour New Year holiday.
As in the past, Colonel Knight has suspended office
operations for all sworn personnel effective at the close
of ihe %\ orkday on Thursday, December 22 and Decem-
ber 29.
All FHP sworn personnel normally assigned to admin-
istrative duties will be reassigned to patrol duties on
interstates, major state roads, and Florida's turnpike
throughout both holiday periods.
Additionally, the FHP will be expanding enforcement
operations during the Christmas and New Year holidays
in an effort to identify and arrest impaired drivers as part
of Florida's You Drink and Drive, You Lose. D.U.I.
enforcement crackdown, which began Saturday, Decem-
ber 10, and concludes Sunday, January. 1, 2006.
Motorists are urged to contact the FHP or local law
enforcement officials when reporting an impaired,
aggressive, or dangerous driver by simply dialing *FHP
(*347) from a cellular phone. Callers can remain anony-
mous.
Motorists who experience car trouble and are in need
.- ,of-:si.ianc ;d i.ealm). Cncouaged to.use, 'F IE Forrea;,)
time traffic and road condition reports, as well as maps
and other safety tips, please visit the FHP website at
www.fhp.state.fl.us.
Florida drivers can also call 511 for the latest updates
on traffic jams, road construction, lane closures, severe
weather and travel times on interstates and major high-
ways.


Thanks to Gadsden County for another great year


Holiday Hours
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8-2:00
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Controlling cravings: strategies for success


So many challenges. You may
have a couple more holiday parties
to survive. You?ve got all the holi-
day leftovers in the fridge and the
last of the cookies and candies and
other goodies that everyone will
bring in to work and leave lying tan-'
talizingly around.
But you've got your New Year?s
resolution, however you've framed
it this year-no carbs, less fats, better
exercise, more fresh fruits and veg-
etables-and you're already warming
up to it.
So perhaps you're steeled against
those scattered temptations. Maybe
you've armed yourself with little
reminders of your motivations for
eating better, losing weight and get-
ting healthy. Maybe you're making
it easier by exiling the junk you used
to eat and getting the house stocked
with the good foods you should be
enjoying.
But no matter what else you do,
you're still going to have cravings
that hit you out of nowhere. It's like
having a guerrilla enemy trying to
undermine your best dietary inten-
tions. These recurrent, unwanted
urges can derail your weight-loss
efforts and erode your confidence.
But you don't have to let them.
Understanding the enemy
Cravings result from various phys-


ical, psychological and environmen-
tal factors that affect the way your
body and brain function. The causes
fall roughly into four general cate-
gories: time of day, places, activities
and feelings. .
Most people feel hungry around
"dinner time," whatever that is for
them. Going to your mother's
house, or even past the local donut
shop, can stimulate a desire to eat.
Watching television is an activity
that's notorious for raising the
impulse to eat.
Emotions. can. be' thc.. n-most com-
pelling stimulus of all. Many flies;
,-uncomfortable feelings such as anx-
iety or resentment cause people to
reach for food. But good feelings
can trigger an eating spree, too.
Many people overeat when they feel


like celebrating, when they are hav-
ing fun with friends, or when they
just find themselves in an unusually
good mood. Good food is an
enhancement to most enjoyable
experiences.
I really can't overemphasize the sig-
nificance cravings have for people
with entrenched weight issues. They
are a big part of the problem. As a
result, we put some considerable
effort into helping people identify
and understand their individual trig-
gers, and ultimately break the asso-
ciations that cause them.
But even if you don't have a struc-
tured approach for breaking the root
of the craving problem, there are
things you can do to effectively
See CRAVINGS on Page 20


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about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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that week's issue. Information may
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brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


Free sessions help students with college financial aid forms


By Aetna Smith

College-bound students from
Gadsden and Jefferson counties are
among the students from 20 rural
school districts in Florida who'll
participate in College Goal Sunday,
an event targeting low-income or
first-generation college students.
At the free statewide sessions,
slated for Feb. 19 at East Gadsden
High School and at Monticello's
Jefferson High, students and their
families will get help from financial-


aid experts on completing the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid.
The FAFSA, as it's commonly
known, is the federal government
form for calculating need-based
financial aid. It's often a require-
ment for school loans, financial aid,
grants and scholarships.
"The goal is to increase the num-
ber of kids going to college and to
do that we need to increase the
awareness that college is a possibil-
ity, a reality and a hope for them,"
said Bill Spiers, the financial aid
director at Tallahassee Community


College. Spiers chairs the Florida
College Goal Sunday committee.
The event is a joint effort of the
Division of Community Colleges
and Workforce Education and the
Foundation for Florida's Commu-
nity Colleges.
"Research shows that many fami-
lies feel they can't afford a college
education for their children, even
though millions of dollars in finan-
cial aid are available," Chancellor
David Armstrong of the Division of
Community Colleges and Work-
force Education, said in a release.


"The College Goal Sunday pro-
gram was designed to show families
that.higher education is within their
reach."
Gadsden Schools Superintendent
Reginald James said he was pleased
to hear about the event, noting that
completing the FAFSA can be diffi-
cult.
"It is my goal to have as many stu-
dents as possible go on to post-sec-
ondary education, therefore we wel-
come College Goal Sunday," he.
said. "I think it will be a tremendous
benefit for our students."


At the Gadsden County session,
the financial-aid professionals from
TCC and other Tallahassee universi-
ties will be able to accommodate
hundreds of students, Spiers said
following Thursday's announce-
ment.
And the program isn't just for
high-school seniors. "It's for nontra-
ditional students, younger students.
Everyone is invited," he said.
Volunteers are fanning out across
Florida to help low-income students
and those whose parents never went
to college find ways to pay for


school.
The FAFSA forms are somewhat
complicated and require the parents'
tax information, but education offi-
cials say that shouldn't stop eligible
kids from achieving their dreams.
Volunteers will staff locations in
20 counties in Florida to provide
one-on-one help with filling out the
financial aid forms. Go to
www.floridacollegegoal.com to see
a FAFSA form and see what docu-
ments you'll need to complete it.
You can also call 850-245-0407.


Magnet School's Brockman is board certified


The Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School family proudly recognizes
Dena Brockman for her achieve-
ment of National Board Certifica-
tion.
Ms. Brockman, a second grade
teacher, successfully met the rigor-
ous criteria including performance
documentation and a written assess-
ment. National Boarl Certification
is a symbol of professional teaching
excellence. This certificate attests
that Ms. Brockman was judged by
her peers as one who is accom-
plished, makes sound professional
judgments about students' best
interests and acts effectively on
those judgments.
National Board Certification meas-
ures a teacher's practice against
high and rigorous standards through
an extensive series of performance-
based assessments, which includes
teaching portfolios, student work
samples, videotapes or DVDs and
thorough analyses of the candidate's


Ms. Brockman's last year second grade class.


teaching and the students' learning.
The process involves written exer-
cises that probe the depth of a candi-
date's subject-matter knowledge, as
well as his or her understanding of
how to teach those subjects.
Pictured above, Ms. Brockman


(center) is congratulated for her
accomplishment by (L-R) Principal
Tammy McGriff Farlin (far left),
Assistant Principal Delshuana Jack-
son and Personnel Director Dr.
Dianna Decker.


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Munroe Day Schlool diliversi'ifts T n a 0 a C M ;

Robert F. Munroe Day School student council members collected gifts and food for Christmas delivery on
the final day of school following exams. Joseph Hackney coordinated the collection with help from Mrs. Kim
Gay, head of Outreach at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. Each of the school divisions chose a family to
support for the holiday season. The Student Council also hosted a salad lunch in honor of the teachers
and staff on the Tuesday prior to exams. The other Christmas project, headed up by Adrianne Woodward
and Chelsea Watson, was the candy cane sale for friends to send Christmas wishes to friends and faculty.
Densyl Fletcher is the club sponsor. Pictured are President Joseph Hackney, Gage Gardner, Vice President
Ammie Fletcher, Secretary Chelsea Watson; Ninth Grade Representatives Meg Summerford and Sam
Young.


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Students Demondrick, Clem and Keltori along with officials


"Straight talk" for HMS


On Nov. 22 the HMS family was privileged to have
:Sheriff Morris A. Young and Superintendent Reginald
James drop in to have "Straight Talk" with our l'udeini
These gentlemen met with the sixth, ;c'.entii and
eighth grade young men to discussed a variety of issues
that are directly correlated with young men of today's
era. Among the many topics were meeting high expec-
tations, staying drug free and remaining crime free.
The superintendent and sheriff both gave personal
examples from their own experiences. They asked the
students to promise to be'all that they could be by stay-
ing in school and off the streets. We are extremely grate-
ful to have such inspirational and concerned individuals
to speak to our bright and talented students.
In conjunctionto the motivational speech presented by
our sheriff and superintendent, Sherry Taylor, Quincy
mayor, organized a drug free program for all schools
throughout the district.
She invited Rontae Harris, former HMS band director
and current band director at West Gadsden High School,
to come and perform several routines and songs. In
addition to the West Gadsden band and cheerleaders.
Ana Keller, along with the Divas and Dudes from East
Gadsden High School joined us and performed several
extraordinary dance routines.


Ms. Taylor also invited several local poets to partici-
pate in the program to share original poems to excite and
inform the crowd of various problems that plague our
communities. We had some of our on rappers Jeffrey
Robinson and Ja'Quancie Baker.

A specialMerry Christmas

wish from the staff of The

Gadsden County Times

to all the teachers, staff and

administrators of our school

district who touch lives and

guide young minds daily.

Merry Christmas


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The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida
Notice of Intent to Amend School Board Rules
December 20, 2005
The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida hereby gives notice of its
intent to amend its Gadsden County School Board Rules

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

AUTHORITY: Subsection 1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes

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

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

FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING RULE: Because of
changes in some Florida Statutes by the 2005 Legislature, certain School
Board rules are not consistent with those statutes. The proposed revisions of
the rules will bring them into compliance.

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE BOARD
MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 6:00 P.M. ON Tuesday, January 24, 2006


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


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

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

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

DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL: December 20, 2005

A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR AMENDMENT MAY BE EXAMINED DURING BUSINESS
HOURS AT THE MAX D. WALKER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,
35 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD., QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351.
Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
Gadsden County, Florida.

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A rare day in a Gadsden County deer stand for these hunters


Second annual
Paul Faircloth, Sr.
memorial deer hunt
for disabled hunters

Gadsden County played host for
the second time to a special group of
deer hunters last weekend. Of those
11 special hunters, seven bagged
their deer.
Warden Russell Smith and Mike
Layerd hosted, through Buckmas-
ters, a deer hunt for disabled hunters
inGadsden County on Dec. 16 and
17 in honor of- a relative and long
time friend, Paul Faircloth-Sr: ;,h6
owned some of the property which
was originally part of the Davis
Plantation.
David Sullivan of Buckmasters is
the national director for disabled
services for the American Deer
Foundation,. a non-profit arm of
Buckmasters. Sullivan screened the
applicants on their access to hunting
with special attention given to appli-
cants that did not have many oppor-
tunities to hunt.
He also announced in the National
Spina Bifida Newsletter about the
hunt. Of the applications received,
Sullivan chose 13 hunters. There
were two no-shows leaving 11 dis-
abled hunters.
Florida Department of Corrections
Secretary James V. Crosby, Jr. and
Region I Director Al' Solomon
approved for the Florida Council on
Crime and Delinquency, Chapter 21,
from Apalachee Correctional Insti-
tution and Jackson Correctional
Institution to sponsor the noon meal
on Saturday.
The hunters had an opportunity to
hunt over 1200 acres. Preparing the
property for the hunters included a
staging area for the hunters as well
as clearing roadsfo.-special needs
vehicles. The deer stands had to be
altered to accommodate the hunters
with their special needs. Every
hunter had the opportunity to har-
vest a deer. Seven of the hunters
were successful.
Numerous gifts were provided to
the hunters by the following spon-
sors: Mosquito Creek Outdoors of
Apopka, Fraternal Order of Police
(Three Rivers Lodge #156), Buck-


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Stone's.
Smith and Layerd would like to
thank the sponsors as well as the


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Wednesday night as this issue
of the Times its the street.
Believe it or not it will be
Sd only the second bowl game I
third hase ever attended.
The first one was min 1957
when Texas A&M played Ten-
nessee in the Gator Bowl.
I \\as 14. Tennessee won the
L nr game 3-0. But the main then I
S Lol. remember \was "Bear' Bryant
Coached A&M and Heisman
B) Joe Ferolito Throphy winner John Da\is
SCrowj played for the Aggies.
I'm excited about Wedues-
day' game though I know lit-
tle about either Toledo or
UTEP.
I picked UTEP to %&in the
game in last week's column
and also picked Southern Miss
to win Tuesdav', New Orleans Bowl over
I'll be in Mobile attending the GNIAC Bowl Arkansas State.


During the next week there will be a lot of
bowl time on TV and here's how I feel those
times will turn out.
In Thursday's games. California will hammer
BYU in the Las Vegas Bow I and Colorado State
will out rush Nar min the Poinsettia Bowl.
Friday. Kansas will best Houston in the Ft.
Worth Bowl. UCF will knock off Nevada in the
Hawaii Bowl. Christmas Eve.
Monday. Memphis will scoot by Akron in the
Motol City Bowl and Tuesday Clemson ill
knock off Colorado in the Champs Sports Bow I.
another game I hope to attend. Also on Tuesday
Arizona State will shackle Rutgers in the Insight
Bowl.
Wednesday. Boise State will close oft Boston
College in the Computers BoMl and Michigan
will shuck Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl.
That takes us to the big week of bow ^ s as 16
will be played between December 29 and Janu-
ary 4.


EGHS win streak at 5; top FAMU, Godby


i "We're playing pretty good right now." East
Gadsden boys basketball coach, Demetric Salters,
said after his chargers collected a couple of home
wins last week.
; They handled FAMU High on Thursday night
67-34 as Salters unloaded his bench and had 12
different players score.
-"It's good to have a game like that where every'
one can play." Salters said. "We didn't try to run
up the score, everybody that got in the game just
played well."


Earl Thomas had a 19 point. 8 assist game and
Samuel McLaurin had 22 rebounds, 9 blocked
shots, and 8 steals to top the stats.
Saturday district rival Godby came in and the
Jaguars revenged an earlier loss slowing down
the running Cougar team and winning 65-53.
"Godby came in averaging over 90.points a
game." Salters said. "So I felt we played really
well on defense to hold them to 53."
Four Jaguars had 8 steals each in the game as
RickyGehnie, Darius Jackson. Eddie MNuna\ and


Sam McLaunrn \%ere the pilferers.
S.McLaurin also had 23 rebounds in the con-
test and 10 blocked shots
He, Jackson and Rick\ Ra\ scored 13 point'
each to lead the scoring.
East Gadsden has \\on five in a ro\\ and their
season record i s-2. The Jaguars have some
tough games conung up. Their pla\ at Colquilt
County in Moultrie on Frida\ and then meet
Auburn, Ala. and TrI-Ciiies Ga in the Capital
City Classic next Wednesdal and Thursda\.


Panthers lose 2 close ones in tournament


West Gadsden had a pair of tough losses in the
Lincoln Elks Classic Friday and Saturday in Tal-
lahassee.
In the opening round of the tournament on Fri-
day the Panthers lost to Taylor County 52-47
almost overcoming a 10 point deficit at the begin-
ning of the fourth quarter.


Larry Jackson who finished the game with 21
points led the charge that came up just short.
Saturday the Panthers hurt themselves, at the
free point line hitting just 14 of 29 shots.
, It was a see-saw game all the way before Leon
took an 8 point lead mid-way the fourth quarter.
West Gadsden came back to tie mainly on


some inside baskets b\ Ronnie Jiackson.
But Leon took back control \ hhen the\ hit 5 1f: 6
foul shots down the stretch s\hile the Piantheis
could make onrv 2 of 6.
West Gadsden heads into the holidaiN. 'sith a
2-7 mark. Their neir action \\ill be in Perr\
against Taylor Co on Janur:u 3id.


Girls back from break in big way


Basketa. r :,it Gad.dOt'ef&n i'". 'e.l5tseatM 'Hedi' S l l" e 23 poffR "15
slowed down last week thanks to rebound and seven blocked shots. assists and 10 steal. Jasnune Grice
exam v.eek but two area irrls teams The trio of attles. Colston and and Erica Neal combined for 24
geared back up in a big. way as soon McMillan went on a scoring frenzy points in the win. Tracey Lewis
as the last test was taken. in the fourth quarter that a.i\ then and LaRhonda Elias were big on the
Coach Patricia McMillan and her combine for 19 points n while holding boards as the duo combined for 23
rejuvenated Panther squad rallied the Raiders scoreless. rebounds.
from an 18 point deficit to defeat Chelsea, daughter of Coach In the finals of the Leon Shootout,
Rickards 70-63 in the Lady Lion McMillan said after the game, "We East Gadsden won 82-61 win on
Christmas Classic at Leon. just got that attitude. At halftime, we Saturday night over Delray Beach
After starting the season at 0-4, the told everybody to cut it out and just Atlantic. Home again almost had a
team has battled back to a 6-6 go out there and play." triple double finishing with 16
record. In the Rickards win, Tyeshia The Lady Jags of East Gadsden points, 13 assists and 9 steals. Jas-
Battles led with 23 points, Lateisha High School demolished Orlando mine Grice led in scoring with 25
Colston finished closely with 21 and Jones at the Leon Shootout behind points. The win moved the Jags to


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The team hosts FAMULT and Florida
High this \\eek before rlting a fe\\
dam s .nd then heading back to Tall\
to participate in the F.AILi-Chrstrl-
ams Tournment to be played on
December 26,"27. 2 & 29.


QPRD classes

Aeiobics & Yoga Classes:
The Quinc% Paiks and Recreation
Department offers aeir:bics' classes
on Mlonday s and \\ednesda s 7 to 8
pm at the Fcrobto RecreaLuon Cen-
ter 122 N. Gra\es' Streeti. ClaseIs
include step aerobics. tonin. and
light \\eights Also a\ualable is.
yoga classes on Tuesdays and
Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm at the
Campbell-Kelly Community Center
(415 Cooper Street). These classes
include .stretching and relaxation
techniques. For more information
on either of these classes, please
contact the Department at 875-
2255.


Player of the Week

West Gadsden High School


Taekwondo student awards
Back row left to right: Walter Kelleher, Ken Moody, John Pope, Tom Lynn (instructor), Mikalyn Brown
(newest student to test), Ritevia Marshall (Most Friendliest), Raven Henry (fastest learner), Walt Kelleher
(most inquisitive), Maiya Rittman (most productive), Raven Wood (most ambitious), Alantra Austin (most
powerful kicker), Deorick Lee (most Improved), Grace Kelleher (Student of the Session Nov./Dec.), Kaleb
Johnson (Best Taekwondo discipline), Winston McGriff (best overall forms), Jarvis Rittman (youngest stu-
dent), Kamilah Wiggins (best kihap).
If you are at least seven years of age and are interested in participating as well, you may sign up at the
Ferolito Recreation Center for our upcoming session. The fee is $20 for the two-month session that will begin
on Jan. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Campbell-Kelly Community Center. Contact
the Department at 875-2255 for further information.


Seminole Ramlins
by Jack Wingate

Rumor has it that a river group us bringing suit, hope-
ing to get permission to dredge 2 places in the
Appalachicola River to relieve the barge traffic.
The same rumor has it that a Catfish is a rough fish
until he's caught in a net, then he's a game fish and you
can get fined.
We also understand now why the Duck Shooting was
so lite Saterday morning. The Game Wardens took a
solid pile of folks to court Friday morning for shooting
"Canvas Backs."
Bill Allen found a school of Bass. Took 10 and
brought in 5 for a nice picture, he had just returned from
a trip to Lake Wise with one of Seminole's old guides,
Jerry Sims. They landed 15 Stripers.up to 15 lbs.


apiece and over 200 Specks in 2 trips out.
Pam Martin-Wells limited in Ducks Saterday morning.
No, she didn't kill any "Cans" a tall, she knows the dif-
ference.
SFishing has not been that good on either Bass or Perch
so we have to wait and see how it goes next week.
Tis Christ week and at this time every year I think back
to the worst Christmas for me. In the mid to late 30's,
in about the 3rd or 4th grade we drew names for our
class for a 5 cent present to be brought to school. The
presents were given out and one little girl was standing
at the door crying afraid to come in. She was bare-
footed and a thin sweater over her shoulders, she didn't
have a nickel to buy a present. The .teacher brought
extra presents or two for just such occasions. So long
as I live, I'll always think of her and be somewhat sad
on Christmas Day.
"Merry Christmas" ya'll.


Tyeshia Battles
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Taekwondo program is familyy affair'


Submitted By Stacey Brown

In a society where parents are often
heard saying, "do as I say and not as I
do," it is a welcomed sight to see par-
ents leading lives that are a true exam-
ple of what they expect from their chil-
dren.
This is the case with Walter Kelleher
and his two children Walt (9-years old)
and Grace (8-years old) who are both
students at Rober F Munroe.
This trio has been participants in the
Quincy Parks and Recreation.Depart-
ment's Adult and Youth Taekwondo
Program for the past four months and I
am certain that the dedication and per-
severance of Walt and Grace are due
greatly in part to the presence and sup-
port of their father Walter.
Usually while dad and the kids are
following the direction of Master Tom
Lynn (instructor), mom is sitting at the
back of the room taking it all in while
chit-chatting with other moms who
have also come out to support their son
or daughter.
The Taekwondo program, according
to Kelleher, "is a great opportunity to
spend quality time with your family
and learn something new." In addition,
the discipline that is required of the
youth participants carries over into
their home life and school.
In a class of approximately 20 stu-
dents, participants learn about taek-
wondo forms, blocks and kicks. The
kicks are Walt's favorite part of the
class while Grace enjoys the kicks as


well as other moves.
When asked would they recommend
the program to their friends and other
family members, both responded with
a resounding "YES!". Walt added, "if
you're going to join, you must stay
committed, be confident, don't worry
that you're going to get hurt and Mas-
ter Lynn will take care of you."
To show you just how much Walt
enjoys the QPRD Taekwondo pro-
gram, he will be participating in the
Tropicana Speech Contest at his
school and he has chosen Taekwondo
as his topic. Good luck Walt!
Taekwondo may be something that is
quite foreign to most of our local resi-
dents, however, it is a great sport to
learn and the program offered by the
Parks & Recreation Department is a
great avenue for spending quality time
with family members.
Courtesy, integrity, perseverance,
self-control, indomitable spirit are the
five tenets of Taekwondo. Add to that
several rules for children training in
Taekwondo I will always obey my
parents, I will do my best in school, I
will strive to be the best person I can
be, I will never use Taekwondo to
intentionally hurt anyone, I will
always show respect to my parents,
teachers and instructors.
The end result of all this is a great
environment where youth, and adults
alike can develop the techniques of
Taekwondo, as well as worthwhile
characteristics that will stay with them
for life.


Pictured left to right: Walt Kelleher, Walter Kelleher and Grace Kelleher


This is all made possible by the
Quincy Parks & Recreation Depart-
ment and every citizen both young and
old can take part. If you are interested
in seeing what the Kelleher family is
talking about, stop by the Ferolito
Recreation Center (122 N. Graves


Street-Quincy) and get registered for
Taekwondo today. The next session
will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and
the registration fee is $20 for the 2-
month session. Kam sa hamida (thank
you).


Tidings of joy at Shanks


The Christmas Season brings all
kinds of things. Well, fifty-one middle
school students at James A. Shanks
Middle School received many things
from the administration, faculty and
staff Friday, December 16. Each boy
and girl was surprised to hear his or
her name announced to report to Prin-
cipal Rosalyn West Smith's office.
Upon arrival to the office, the admin-
istration, teachers, and Sheriff Morris
Young accompanied by Major Gan-
ious, Major Hare, Major Morgan, and
Major Wood presented each student
a gift from under the Christmas tree.
Typically, students immediately think
they are in trouble when they must
report to the office of the school
administration. Well, these students
had a great smile and many words of
thanks. They received a special gift
from the faculty and staff to help them


celebrate the joy of the season. These
students are a part of the school's
Mentor Program for Academic Suc-
cess. Each student is "at-risk" in either
academics, conduct, attendance, posi-
tive self-esteem or social economics.
Therefore, the school and its .partner,
Gadsden County Sheriff Department,
wanted to make sure the holiday was
prosperous for these students!
Upon, returning to school after the
winter break, each student will have
continued mentoring with academics,
attendance and behavior. This "quasi-
adoption" approach is a part of the
school's effort to ensure every child
experiences success at James A.
Shanks Middle School. For more
information on this program and how
you can get involved, please contact
the school principal at (850) 875-
8737.


Photo by Byron Spires
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[Holidays c


The holiday season usually offers time for
Thoughts about family and future as we cel-
Sebrate religious festivals and start a new
year. For people seeking employment or
concerned about company downsizing, the
season can be filled with great uncertainty.
\Workforce Plu.s wji_ s people who are chal-
lenged by unemployment or facing an un-
i certain future to understand that training
l-and employment opportunities can be
| found during the season.
L: "We want to encourage people to contin-
Sue their job search efforts through the holi-
day season, as local businesses and organi-
-zations are still in need of employees said
Robert Routa, Chair of Workforce Plus, the
Regions workforce development board. "We
know being unemployed is difficult no
,matter the time of year but especially dur-
:ing the holidays. It's important for people
,not to give up looking for employment dur-


Suffer many chances to continue job search


ing the holidays. Workforce Plus has three
Centers for job seekers to utilize anytime."
The following are some guidelines to help
job seekers continue their search activities.
Some businesses hire part-time to fill po-
sitions created by holiday vacations or to
meet year-end demand from customers.
Part-time work is better than no work at
all. Part-time work adds to your unemploy-
ment credit: and is an excellent way to.
show your talents to a prospective employ-
er. Because of the complexity of hiring full
time personnel. some companies hire part-
tinme emiplo-'ees to evaluate how a person
fits in and meets their expectations.
Don't put off appl1 ing for full time work
during the holiday \' seaon. Companies op-
erating on a calcnida year budget will
make decisions about personnel. Make sure
your application and resume are there for
employers w hen they consider hiring new


people.
Take advantage of the season by attending
parties or gatherings and networking your-
self with people who might know of job
openings. Many times your best source for
job openings is friends and acquaintances
with insider knowledge. about good jobs
currently open or companies will post in
the future. While it's difficult to admit be-
ing unemployed to friends and family,
these people- are essential to your personal
marketing network. They will keep their
eyes open for potential opportunities for
you.
Don't complicate your situation by over-
spending during the holidays. Try to avoid
debt and cut expenses. Renew your rela-
tionship with family and friends. Many
wealthy, successful people look back to
tight financial times, when they were
forced to focus on friendship, as some of


the best, most meaningful moments in their
lives.
Seek help from Workforce Plus for job
counseling and financial assistance. You
paid for these services through taxes and
payroll deductions and they should be
viewed like any insurance program you
might use in times of emergency. Use the
programs that provide financial help to
meet your basic needs while you explore
the services available to you through job
training to package or improve your skills
to locate a new job. You have access to
these services at no cost to you. (Eligibility
requirements apply.)
Understand that job loss, unemployment
and job seeking are stressful situations. Ac-
knowledge this fact and understand that
you are not alone. Many people are experi-
encing this same situation or have gone
through periods of job seeking. There is


some truth to the statement that the hardest
job of all is finding a good job. Avoid bad
habits don't get into drugs or alcohol.
Get yourself in shape, focus on your health
and enjoy the extra time you have to do
things for your family. Keep a positive atti-
tude. Today's new education and training
opportunity can become tomorrow's job.
Get organized. Write and design a new re-
sume. Customize a few resumes to high-
light specific career tracks where you have
solid skills. Be methodical about your job
search. Workforce Plus has excellent re-
sume writing software and can provide you
with helpful tips and suggestions to make
sure you are approaching your job search
in a professional, effective and efficient
manner. Post your resume online. Use our
Resource Rooms. Again, for unemployed

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Weekly, Fuel Surchage
Lots of Miles plus Much
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4110.
12/22p


Part time office manager,
clerical worker. Flexible
hours, computer skills a
must. E-mail resume and
work experience to
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12/15-29p


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Time. C&N Remodeling
Services Inc. 850-442-
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6 PC. BEDROOM SET -
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Il PLASTIC WITH WAR-
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BEDROOM ALL NEW
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ei wood still boxed.
Retail $4K, must sell
$1500, can deliver. 222-
2113.


LEG~ AL


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

CASE NO.: 05001344 DRA
FAMILY LAW-DIVISION

IN RE: The Marriage of
BERTHA L. HALL,
P titioner/Wife,
t *
aAd

WILBERT HALL,
Rospondent/Husband


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C w/bench & music *
Cardio exercise $70'
SRotisserie & BBQ oven
$50
SAdj. twin beds ea $50
Filing cabinet 4/dr :
Legal size w/hanging
folders $25
SBlack leather loveseat
1 $400.
Typewriter w/table $50
Food sealer w/bags $45
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7112
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ball & claw feet, leaf, 2
arm chairs, 4 side chairs,
hutch/buffet. $4500 sugg.
list, sacrifice $1900. 222-
2113
12/08tf


DINING ROOM Brand
new cherry table w/leaf, 6
chairs & lighted china
cabinet. Still boxed.
$900. Can deliver. 222-
9879.
12/08tf


LEATHER Sofa, Love
seat & Chair still
wrapped: Retail $3400,
sell brand new with war-
ranty $1250. 425-8374.
12/08tf


MATTRESS New full
set in plastic with warran-
ty, $120. 222-9879.
12/08tf


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STUDENTS
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Immediate Opening Preschool Teacher
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from 1-10 near Greensboro. Preschool Teacher to be responsi-
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activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a
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social, emotional and intellectual development of young chil-
dren and families. Full-time position with benefits. Current
DCF 45 training or DCA helpful. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
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4141.
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Senior Planner # 0199
This position performs highly technical and
administrative work implementing the County's
Comprehensive Plan and Land Development
Code by reviewing land use and development
proposals including site and development plans
for compliance with the Land Development
Code, including land use regulations, subdivision
development plan regulations, design standards
and the Comprehensive Plan. Requires knowl-
edge of general site plan design principles and
general planning principles. Ability to read and
interpret maps. Requires a Master's degree in
Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering,
Geography, Landscape Architecture or a related
field and two years of related experience; or an
equivalent combination of training and experi-
ence. AICP certification is preferred. Must have a
valid Florida driver's license and a favorable driv-
ing record, Salary Range $1390.71 $2052.42.
Submit a County employment application to the
Human Resource Office, 5-B East Jefferson St.,
Quincy, FL 32351. Application deadline:
12/29/05. Call 850-875-7243 if you have ques-
tions about the position. You may email your
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obtain a copy of the application by. visiting our
website at gadsdengov.net.
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12/08-29p


LEGA.S


l, FFlorida'32351, on or before
fbr 'Chrlsti ~ Jasuary 5,2006 and file the
gas prices. original with the clerk of this
ury Tracer. Court, before service on
tion. Asking Petitioner or immediately
5850 thereafter. If you fail to do
12/15,22f 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
notified 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: December 2, 2005

HONORABLE NICHOLAS
THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

(SEAL)

By Arnita Green
Deputy Clerk
12/08,15,22,29/05c


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

CASE NO. 04-94-CAB

CABAT PROPERTIES, LLC
Plaintiff,

vs.

CORINE BYRD, LENA
BYRD, LEON M. BYRD,
MOTT BUICK COMPANY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Order
of Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure in this cause, in
the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated
in Gadsden County, Florida


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: WILBERT HALL
ADDRESS UNKNOWN


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Dissolution of
Marriage has been filed
against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if
any, to Bertha L. Hall. c/o
Valerie E. Janard, Esquire;
whose address is 237 East
Washington Street, Quincy,


described' ar: .

The West 1/2 of Lot 5 of
Perry Shelfer Plat of Ground
in Havana, Florida, accord-
ing to plat as recorded in
Deed Book "O", Page 585,
of the Public Records of
Gadsden County, Florida,
and being in Section 34,
Township 3 North, Range 2
West;

at Public Sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at the
South front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on
the 25th day of January,
2006.

WITNESS my hand and the
Seal of this Court this 15th
day of December, 2005.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of-the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk

Claude R. Walker, Esquire
Huey, Guilday, Tucker,
Schwartz & Williams, P.A.
PO Box 12500
Tallahassee, Florida 32317-
2500
Ph. 850-224-7091
Attorney for Plaintiff

If you have a disability
which requires any accom-
modations in order for you
to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Deputy
Clerk at 850-875-8629 or
write to PO Box 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353 within 2
working days of your receipt
of this notice. If you are
hearing or voide impaired
call 1-800-955-8771.
12/22&29/05c


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

'CASE NO. 05-998-CAB

FRANCES M. CREEL;
Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMES LUCKY DEESE;
DEBORAH FAY DEES; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final


Judgme'nt ofFoieliosu'rep
centered in the' above-styled'
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County, Florida, I
will sell the property situate
in Gadsden County, Florida,
described as:

Commence at a Round
Concrete Monument
(found) known as marking
the Southwest Corner of the
North one-half of the
Southwest quarter of
Section "34, Township 3-
North, Range-5-West,
Gadsden County, Florida
and run;
Thence North 89 degrees
46 minutes 18.seconds East
along the Southerly bound-
ary of the North one-half of
the Southwest quarter, a
distance of 46.00 feet to a 4
inch by 4 inch Concrete
Monument (set) for the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence contin-
ue North 89 degrees 46
minutes 18 seconds East
along the Southerly bound-
ary of the North one-half of
the Southwest Quarter, a
distance of 150.00 feet to a
4 inch by 4 inch concrete
monument (set);
Thence North 89 degrees
10 minutes 04 seconds East
parallel with the Westerly
boundary of said Section
34, a distance of 150.00 feet
to a 4 inch by 4 inch
Concrete Monument (set);
Thence South 89 degrees
46 minutes 18 seconds
West 150.00 feet to a 4 inch
by 4 inch Concrete
Monument (set);
Thence South 00 degrees
10 minutes 04 seconds
West 150.00 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.

at public sale to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the
South front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy, Florida
at 11:00 a.m., on January
10,2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/22&29/05c


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

CASE NO. 05-848-CAB

JOHNNY PETRANDIS
Plaintiff,


vs

MARSHA LINARES;
ANTENOR LINARES; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

Lot 14, Deer Creek, Unit 2,
a subdivision as per map or
plat thereof,, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 19, of the
Public Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the
South front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy, Florida
at 11:00 a.m., on January
11, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/22&29/05c


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

CASE NO. 05-849-CAB

JOHNNY PETRANDIS
Plaintiff,

vs,

MARSHA LINARES;
ANTENOR LINARES; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

Lot 13, Deer Creek, Unit 2,
a subdivision as per map or
plat thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 19, of the
Public Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the


"/South front door of the
Gads'den ,,County i
Courthouse, Quincy, Florida
at 11:00 a.m., on January
11, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/22&29/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 05-000579CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSCOE SUTTON
Deceased.

\NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ROSCOE SUT-
TON, deceased, File No.:
05-000579 CPA is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is PO Box
1649, Quincy, FL 32353-
1649. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE 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
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 December
22, 2005.


i Sgned,orthis,14th ,ay of. .AFTER THE .DATE OF
July,,2005., SERVICE.OF A COPY OF.
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.


/s/GWENDOLYN J.
SPENCER
Florida Bar No.: 083569
3656 Shamrock West
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
Telephone: 850-894-3888
Facsimile: 850-894-3890

/s/KEITH D. SUTTON
4882 Blue Springs Road
Marianna, FL 32446
12/22&29/05c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 05-000-461
CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN
V. WILLIAMS,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the
estate of John V. Williams,
deceased, File Number 05-
000-461 CPA, is pending in
the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is PO 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 challenge
the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the person-
al' 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 dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the
first publication of this notice
must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS


All other creditors of the
decedent and persons-hay-
ing claims or--demands
against --the decedent's
estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

/s/ Kendra N. Davis, Esquire
PARKS & CRUMP, LLC
FNB: 0591041
240 North Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: 850-224-6400
Attorney for Michael
Hanson
Personal Representative
12/22&29/05c


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

CASE NO. 05-938-CAB

WOODRUN EAST, LLC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

STEVE T. JORDAN; GADS-
DEN COUNTY EMS; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

A Parcel of land lying in the
Southwest quarter of the
Northeast quarter of Section
13, Township 3 North,
Range 2 West, Gadsden
County, Florida, also being
a part of a tract of land as
described in Official
Records Book 399, Page
751 of the Public Records of
Said County, and being
more particularly described
as follows:
Commence at the
Northwest corner of said
lands and run along the
boundaries of said lands as
follows;


Cont. on pg 19


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Gadsden County Times


December 22, 2005


2005 COUNTY ROAD 12 S.C.O.P. PROJECT
PROJECT# 228.029

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed
bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in con-
structing the::
S2005 COUNTY ROAD 12 S.C.OP.PROJECT
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 423 Marina
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850)227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes.

Completion date for these projects will be 180 days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date
will be set at $200.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, the bid number and
what the bid is for.

Bids will be received until 10:00 a.m. (ET), on January 27, 2006, at the
Gadsden County Management Services Department, Room 204, 5B East
Jefferson St, Quincy, Florida 32351, and will be opened and read aloud on
January 27, 2006, at 10;00 A.M. (ET) at the Gadsden County Manager's
Conference at 9B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351.

Cost for Plans and Specifications willbe $25.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in
theirjudgment will be in the best interest of Gadsden County.

lfyu have any questions, please call David Kennedy at (850)227-7200.
ADVERTISEMENTFORBIDS-010O
12PmSC




2005 COUNTY ROAD 65 S.C.RA.P. PROJECT
PROJECT #228.028

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed
bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in con-
strucing the:
2005 COUNTY ROAD 65 S.C.RAP. PROJECT
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., -421 l n,r
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850)227-7200. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes.

Completion date for these projects will be 180 days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date
will beset at $200.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, the bid number and
what the bid is for.

Bids will be rtrcired unuil tli i a.mi. iFi. ,n J.liu.n 27, 2006, at the
Gadsden'County Management Services Department, Room 204, 5B East
ilc t ll.l-l | Ulih Ff.i... r, |l .Ciu| o .-rniJ LI. R 4 I.Id .1.1..lJA 1. ,ll
Ina-uar, 27i. i, ji t al l m IE i ~t i Iha .l.j:hii Ctunrl, Mna'gr
Crdir[:ni al B EQJ-.i lktr,:,n Strvl, Quinx.'. Fl,,nd, i'5!

Cos for Plans'and Specifications willbe $25.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Ciedhl h.uuld .I .i aid,- pjblKC i,, PP.EPE.PJSH INC.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in
theirjudgment will be in the best interest of Gadsden County.

If yu have any questions, please call David Kennedy at (850)227-7200.
ADVERIISEMENTFORBIDS-0010
i fl2iN



Invitation to Bid
Bid No. 05-24
Heavy Equipment Purchase
The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for sev-
eral pieces of Heavy Equipment for the Public
Works Department. Bids will be received until
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2006 in
the Management Services Department, 5-B E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and opened
immediately thereafter in the.County Manager's
Conference Room, 9 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy,.FL 32351. A pre-bid conference will be
held on Thursday, January 12, 2006 in the
Administration Conference Room located at 9-B
E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL. Specifications
may be obtained from the Management*
Services Department at 5-B E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, FL or by dialing 850-875-8660.
Questions concerning the specifications should
be directed to Robert Presnell at 850-875-8672.
Bid will not be valid if not sealed in an envelope
marked "SEALED BIDS" and identified by the
name of the firm, bid number and time of open-
ing. The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to reject any
one bid or all bids, any part of any bid, to waive
any informality in any bid, and to award the pur-
chase in the best interest of the County,
EEO/AA


Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Assistant County Mgr


Marion Brown
County Manager


S12/22/05



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Auction of Abandoned
Property

The Greensboro Police
Department will be hold-
ing a public auction of
the following property on
Saturday, January 7,
2006, at Town Hall, 150
East 11th St., Greens-
boro, at 9 a.m.

1993 Chevrolet Caprice
1983 Kawasaki motor-
cycle
Horida dirt bike
Roadmaster SX bicycle
Huffy children's bike
Miscellaneous stereo
equipment
Miscellaneous computer
equipment
Miscellaneous items of
jewelry,

For more information,
Contact Chief Scholer,
Greensboro PD; 850-
442-9342.
12/1 5&22/05c

Thence South 88 degrees
16 minutes 40 seconds East
299.16 feet for the POINT
OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING thence contin-
ue South 88 degrees 16
minutes 40 seconds East
103.24 feet;
Thence South 00 degrees
33 minutes 27 seconds East
71.74 feet;
Thence South 87 degrees
39 minutes 34 seconds East
81.94 feet;
Thence leaving said
boundaries run South 54
degrees 28 minutes 21 sec-
onds West 132.11 feet;
Thence West 78.24 feet;
Thence North 154.95 feet
to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING

Containing 0.42 Acres
More or Less

TOGETHER WITH A 1981
GUREDON SINGLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME.

TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT OVER THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
LAND FOR INGRESS,
EGRESS, AND UTILITIES.


Legal Description for.
Petrandis Realty, Inc.
20 Foot Access Easement

A parcel of land lying in the
Southwest quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of
Section 13, Township 3
North, Range 2 West,
Gadsden County, Florida
also being a prt of a tract of
land as described in Offical
Record Book 399, Page 751
of the Public Records of
Said County, and being
more particularly described
as follows:
Begin at the Northwest cor-
ner of said tract of land, said
point lying on the Easterly
right-of-way boundary of a
County Roadway known as
China Berry Lane (50.00
Foot right-of-way) and run;
Thence South 88 degrees
16 minutes 40 seconds East
along'the Northerly bound-
ary of said lands a distance
of 299.16 feet;
Thence South 20.01 feet;
Thencre North 88 degrees
16 minutes 40 seconds
West 299.16 feet to a point
on said Easterly right-of-
way boundary;
Thence North Along said
Easterly right-of-way bound-
ary a distance of 20.01 feet
to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

Containing 0.14 Acres
More of Less.

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the
South front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy, Florida
at 11:00 a.m., on January
10,2006.

Nichola Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/22&29/05c

IMPORTANT INFORMA-
TION ABOUT YOUR
DRINKING WATER
City of Quincy Showed
Levels of Total Coliform
Bactera that Violated
Drinking Water Standards

Our water system recently


violated a drinking water
standard, Ecen though
these were not emergen-
cies, as our customers, you
have a right to know what
happened and what we did
to correct these situations.
We routinely monitor for
drinking water contami-
nants. We took a total of 10
distribution samples, to test
for the presence of coliform
bacteria during the month
of November2005. Three of
these samples showed the
presence of total coliform
bacteria. The standard, is
that no.more than one sam-
pie per month may do so.
However, proper .repeat
samples were collected and
Were absent of total coliform
bacteria, and the water is
considered safe to drink at
this time.

What should I do?

You do not need to boil
your water or take other
corrective actions.
However, if you have specif-
ic health concerns, consult
your doctor. People with
severely compromised
immune systems, infants,
and some elderly may be at
increased risk. These peo-
ple should seek advice
about drinking, water from
their health care providers.
General guidelines on ways
to lessen the risk of infection
by microns are available
-from EPA's Safe Drinking
Water Hotline at 1 (800)
426-4791.

What does this mean?

This is not an emergency. If
it had been, you would have
been notified immediately.
Coliform bacteria are gener-
ally not harmful themselves.
Coliforms are bacteria that
are naturally present in the
environment and are used
as an indicator that other,
potentially harmful, bacteria
may be present. Coliforms
were found in more samples
than allowed and this was a
warning of potential prob-
lems.

Usually, coliforms are a sign
that there could be a prob-
lem with our treatment or
distribution system {pipes).
Whenever we detect col-


form bacteria in any sam-
pie, we do follow-up testing
to see if other bacteria of
greater concern, such as
fecal or E. coli, are present.
We did not find any of
these bactreia in our sub-
sequent repeat testing.

What happened? What is
being done?

During our routine monthly
water quality sampling three


of the samples collected in
November tested ,positive
for total coliform bacteria.
Subsequent testing came
back negative at these three
sites as well as sites
upstream and downstream
from the original sampling
locations. In December, we
will be collecting routine
samples throughout the
entire distribution system,
as well as additional water
samples at these locations


to continually insure safe
drinking water for the citi-
zens of Quincy.

For more information,
please contact City of
Quincy at (850) 627-2089.

Please share this informa-
tion with all the other people
who drink this water, espe-
cially those who may not
have received this notice
directly (for example, peo-


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homes, schools, and busi-,
nesses). You can do this by.j
posting this notice in a pub-,
lic place or distributing
copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to,
you by City of Quincy.
State Water System ID#:'
1200551
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20 Gadsden County Times December 22, 2005




Quincy manager's contract terms:


Commission wants 3 months severance, 30-day notice. Banks disagrees


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

Quincy commissioners have hammered out
the changes they want for the city manager
contract. Over the past several months there
las been an ongoing debate about two issues
concerning the city manager's contract: the
length of severance pay and if a notice should
be given by both the commission and the city
manager.
Commissioner Derrick Elias made a motion
that the contract that would be offered in Jan-
uary would include a change from a six-month
severance payment to a three-month severance
pay. Elias' motion also included that a 30 day


School i


Continued from Page 1

ous departments
January 18, 1 p.m.-workshop to
discuss discipline plan
January 18, 2:30 p.m.-workshop
on facilities and \fi- e-e.ur plan
* A workshop requested by Charlie
Frost to meet with coaches and ath-
letic directors to discuss what local
people wanted for sports programs
was nixed. Frost said he heard com-
ments from the public while-he was
"setting (sic) in the bleachers" and
he invited those with comments to
attend the board meeting to express
their concerns. He was asked to
meet with the superintendent after
fellow board members Judge Helm
and Simmons said they were
uncomfortable with such as work-
shop.



Septic tanks

Continued from Page 2

ernment. "The state has require-
ments, but they are minimal and
nothing is provided for the worst
case. Florida's septic code allows
for one-quarter acre placement if
publicwater.is available.If there is a
well, the placement is one-half acre.
Wells muhi be "5 feet jA\\\ from the
septic tank," he said. The homes in
Midway along State Road 268 are
on one-quarter lots and Strauss says



Audit


notice be given by the commission to the city
manager if they decide not to re-appoint the
city manager. In addition, the city manager
must give a 30 day notice if he decides to
leave. Commissioner Andy Gay seconded the
motion.
City manager Willie Earl Banks said that he
did not feel the three month severance pay was
sufficient. Banks added that cities in the area
have six month severance pays or more in
their city manager contracts. He said that it
was not enough time to find a job.
Commissioner Keith Dowdell had problems
with the 30 day notice by the city to the city
manager. His concerns were about what would
happen if the 30 day notice was not given.


City attorney Jack McLean said that there
could be some legal ramifications, but that it
would not interfere with the commissioners'
decision to release the city manager.
When asked what would happen if the city
offered the contract to Banks in January,
McLean said he would either accept or reject
the offer.
The motion passed with Dowdell voting
against the measure.
This decision does not affect the current con-
tract Banks has with the city which ends at
midnight on the night of the first meeting in
January. Banks' contract has six months sever-
ance pay even if he is not reappointed.
In other business the commissioners


approved Mayor Sherrie Taylor signing an
interlocal water connect agreement with the
City of Gretna. Gretna is currently under a
Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion sanction which will not allow it to hook
up any new water service.
The interconnect will start the ball rolling for
Gretna to have the sanctions removed.
Gretna was sanctioned partly because they did
not have enough water production, in the
event one of their wells shut down, to provide
water to their citizens,
The agreement will generate approximately
$30,000 in revenue annually for the City of
Quincy and provide one-third of Gretna's con-
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Teachers recognized by the school board for earning certified teacher status are Dr. Kathy Yale, Beth Perkins, Robbie Chandler, Peggy Simmons,
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that is plenty because the soil is
almost perfect.
Today's septic iank' \ ill last 20-25
years even if they are abused (no
maintenance and emptying) and will
last indefinitely if maintained prop-
erly, according to Strauss.
He said part of the problem is that
people simply don't know what sep-
tic tanks are and how they work.
According to a brochure distributed
by ithe 'Floiida Departmincnt' of
Health, a septic tank system is a
large, watertight tank that receives
wastewater from the home plumb-
ing system. The tank is followed by


Continued from Page 1

been engaged in inappropriate financial practices or
activities, resulting in economic damage to the city.
To conduct a retrospective review of audit recom-
mendations for'the finance department from 1988-89 to
the most recent and determine the status of the imple-
mentation. Note: Each year the audit firm gives the city
a list of recommendations concerning the finance
department's procedures. This process would see if
those recommendations were installed.
That the audit firm would provide a written report
detailing the preliminary forensic accounting review
facts and findings.
The commissioners approved a motion made by com-
missioner Andy Gay to start the process of hiring a


Police

Continued from Page 1

out of their current cash flow problem did not include
the additional money at this time.
When asked again if it could be found, Joyner said no.
Commissioner Keith Dowdell had concerns over dis-
cussing a grievance with the PBA. He said that the com-
mission should not be discussing the issue in a public,
meeting.
Commissioner Andy Gay agreed and said that the issue



Cravings

Continued from Page 11
respond when a craving arises. Here a defensive arsenal.
Distraction
There's a saying: "If you don't like how you're feeling,
change what you're doing." You can apply it to almost
any feeling, but it's especially helpful for dealing with
the urge to eat. A simple shift in your current activity is
often all it takes to derail a craving, instead of letting the
craving derail you. So when you feel a craving about to
overwhelm you, do something else.
Confrontation
The confrontation approach pits you against your urges
as though they truly were your foe. If you are struck by
a craving for ice cream, you can pretend the craving is
another person trying to convince you to eat the ice
cream. You can argue with this person and assert that
you will not succumb, and state your reasons why not. .
Stress tools
While stress tools roughly fall into the category of dis-
tractions, they are more focused and can be more effec-


an underground drainfield made up
of a network of perforated pipe and
chambers for distributing partially
treated water from the septic tank to
the soil for final treatment and dis-
posal.
Septic tanks contain bacteria that
grows best in oxygen-poor condi-
tions. These bacteria carry out a por-
tion of the treatment process by con-
' \e[in most solids into liquids and
S.i'c. BjkiLLI i. thi. iiLIi oxygen
thrive in the drainfield and complete
the treatment process begun in the
septic tank. If the septic tank is
working well, the wastewater which


forensic auditor based on the above information at a
special called meeting that followed the workshop. Gay
stipulated that the process be limited to twenty days
after the advertisement starts. He said that if the city did
not get what they wanted in that amount of time they
would re-advertise:
In addition the commissioners wanted the auditors to
look at the city's contracts and change orders.
Taylor said she wanted the bids back by the second'
meeting in January. She asked that the bids be for audits
going back to 1996 and 2002. She said that the commis-
sion could decide in January how far back the audit
should go.
Commissioner Keith Dowdell wanted the possibility
.that there may have been some gifts or money paid out
by city contractors to employees to be checked as well.
The commission agreed that the auditors would
answer directly to the commission and not the city staff.



was a day to day operation 'of the city and should be
dealt with by the city manager and the city attorney.
Although the commissioners were sympathetic to the
officers' plight no decision about the buy-back was
made by the commission.
QPD Sgt. Larry Gilyard, representing the local PBA,
said after the meeting that the PBA would take the griev-
ance to the next level. Gilyard said that the city owed
about $38,000 in buy-back pay. Under the PBA contract
the next step will be between the local PBA, the city
manager and, a federal mediator.
In addition Quincy Fireman Stoney Hall stated that the
Quincy firemen had also filed a grievance Tuesday con-
cerning the same holiday buy-back.

tive and we teach patients several that they can draw
from depending on their circumstances. But almost
everyone knows of a couple such tools. Basic stress-
management techniques like mental visualization exer-
cises, a short walk, or even a.neck massage all,create
particular biochemical modifications in your body that
are specifically useful in diffusing the urge to eat, not to
mention that they also generally give your body and
psyche a breather from any other accruing stressors.
Depending on the craving at hand, these can be like
bringing out the big guns.
Exercise
Here we go again. But the fact of the matter is that exer-
cise has been shown in study after study to be an effec-
tive and efficient response for managing cravings and
controlling weight in general. Exercise affects your
muscle cells in two important ways, by developing more
mitochondria in those cells so that you have an
improved ability to bum fat, and by developing more
insulin receptors on the surface of cells. That improves
your body.s ability to move sugar from the blood into
your muscle cells and stabilize blood sugar, which in
turn helps to "ready" control cravings!


flows out of the tank is relatively
clear, although it still has an odor
and may carry disease organisms.
Once the septic tank is placed in
service, proper operation and main-
tenance of the system will ensure
efficient service and prevent
replacement expenses. Septic tank
systems fail when the drainfield
does not dispose of sewage as rap-


idly as it is being added to the sys-
tem. Improvements that reduce the
amount of incoming water or
improve the quality of wastewater
passing through the system will
increase the system's longevity.
"I think if they (the commissioners)
knew more about septic tanks and
how they operate, the wouldn't be so
opposed to them," Strauss said.


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i Tau Theta Omega sorority members and a group from the senior citizens center provided musical entertainment during the
luncheon Tuesday morning. The sorority has been hosting the Christmas-time event for over ten years.
Photo by Alice DuPont


Sorority members presented gifts of warm hats to the seniors
who attended the party.
Photo by Alice DuPont


Seniors say they feel 'blessed'


during this Christmas season


Sorority provides lunch,

program for senior citizens

by ALICE DU PONT
Times-Editor

'"For Jessie Bell Donaldson of Robertsville, Christmas
came a few days early.
'"I have my Christmas presents already," she beamed.
Donaldsbn's granddaughter, Cheryl, is home for
Christmas from Japan where she is in the Air Force.
Her son, Barry, is in the United States from Germany
where he is stationed in the Army, but had not arrived
in Quincy by Tuesday morning. "I'm expecting hini
anytime within the next day or two. I'm blessed to
have them," she said.
-Earlier this yearushe thought neither of them would
spend the holidays at home. "Barry was home in June
and I thought for sure they wouldn't let him come back
six months later. He said 'Mama don't worry, I'll try
tfy best to get back' and he did," she said.
-Blessed is the word many of the senior citizens used
to described their personal feelings about Christmas
3005. It was a time for reflecting Tuesday as they
enjoyed a lunch and program sponsored by the Tau
Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc. : "
("We've been doing this for over ten years," said
luncheon chairperson Sharon Reddick. Following
lunch each person is given a gift; this year's gift was a
vyarm hat.
Donaldson's friend and neighbor, Rosa Cannon, said
she will cook.a big dinner and expects more than 20
-family members to share turkey, ham, hen, potato
salad. colladJ greens. dre>.ing arid inlLIII mlre. "God
has blessed me to live this long." said Cannon. whose
face and spirt behe her 76 years.


Santa may have trouble finding 82-year-old Rebecca
Robinson. She's headed for Atlanta in a few days to
spend Christmas with her granddaughter. Is she wor-
ried about the cold weather? "I won't be out in it," she
said.
And 78-year-old Mitchell Jackson is going to do what
he has always done on Christmas. "I'm going home,"
he said. Home is Thomasville, GA. Mitchell's cousin
will pick him up and the two will make the hour drive
to visit family and friends. Mitchell said he's not look-
ing for anything for Christmas. "If I have my health
and strength that will be enough," he said.
Haines City, in central Florida, is the destination for
Lillian Sadler, 79. She doesn't want anything in partic-
ular for Christmas, just "anything good".
Willie Scott, 78, is a little more specific but not for
himself. "I want someone to donate exercise equipment
for the seniors here: We also need some computers," he
said. Computers that were donated several yearsago
are no longer useful.
When.you're 93 years old like Mellie Smart, there
really isn't a lot you want for Christmas. "I'm not very
particular, just anything they give me will be appreci-
ated. I'm blessed to be.here," she said.
Smart didn't do any decorating at her house this year.
"I live in my daughter's yard and she put a big old
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer up in the yard that ,
lights up, he's pretty cute," Smart said. She hoped
another daughter who lives in Birmingham (AL) could
make it home, but that doesn't seem likely this year.
Rev. Frank Hall doesn't have any plans. He doesn't
expect any visitors or a big dinner.. He is hoping, how-
ever, that his children will drive over from Tallahassee
to spend the day. And while he really doesn't believe
in Santa Claus anymore, he would be happy if his
stocking\ Nas stuffed \ ith apples and oranges and
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Trash problem escalates to whole houses


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

What do you do if you drive down
your driveway on the way to work
early one morning and find someone
has dropped debris on your prop-
erty? Not just a few bricks and
pieces of. sheetrock, but a whole
demolished house sits where a nice
clear field once sat.
A resident on the Hardaway Road
found such a thing in his field about
three months ago. It was not there
when he Went to bed, but someone
during the night managed to unload
a pile of trash about five feet tall, ten
feet wide and twenty-five feet long.
Gadsden County Code Enforce-
ment Officer Tracy Smith works
cases like this all the time he said. It
is not unusual for him to have sev-
.eral cases pending at one time where
someone has dumped unwanted
building debris or just plain trash on
county residents' property or road
right-of-way.
He works between 15 and 30 cases
a month he said. But he anticipates a
rise in dumping. after Christmas
when everyone is getting rid of
Christmas packaging.
Smith worked:- a case, offRanch
Road this past tx eek whe re' someone
had dumped most of a demolished
house on public property ironically
Ranch Road is onil a fe% 'yards
from Selman Road where Quincy's
Byrd Landfill is located. To save the
tipping fee of about a $100 whoever
dumped the debris decided to dump
it on the county right-of-way across
US 90 from the landfill. .
Smith tracked down the culprits'
and they were fined and had to clean
up the mess.
Sadly it does not always' end this
way Smith said. The trash pile left
on an unsuspecting Hardaway resi-
dent produced no clues as to who
may have made the late night
deposit. "Usually there will be
something in the debris that will
help me find out who may have
dumped the trash, but in this case,
there was absolutely nothing,"
Smith said.


Photo by B

Part of a whole demolished house that was dumped on this private property on Hardaway Road during the ni


Smith said his office is complaint-
driven. He needs people to call him
when they see someone making lan
illegal dump. "We don't have .the
resources at hjrs time to have some-
one out patrolling the county,"
Smith said.
Smith wears two hats for the
county and also is Planner 1 and
inspects new homes. Alex Arbona
helps with abandoned-home code
enforcement, Smith said.
Smith has been a code enforcement
officer since January of 2001. Prior
to code enforcement Smith was a
deputy sheriff with the Gadsden
County Sheriff's department.
In the years he has been with code
enforcement Smith said he has seen
dumping and garbage along county
roads fluctuate. At the current time
he said it was doing fairly well, but
he added that it \as subject to


change.
Concerning county right-of-ways,
Smith said that the county has sev-


eral crews that work clean-up duties
and keep most of the trash off the
county's highways. "They are quick


to respond when we
have a clean-up we
need them to do,"
Smith added.
The problem he said
was that people gener-
ate a lot of trash and it
has to go somewhere.
It would d be better if it
\ ent to a designated
dump, but instead it
ends up along the road
or piled up on some
deserted property. In
S some cases he said
Indi'. duals take
,- '. adiaintage of older
people by offering to
'^ -, haul their garbage for
'~~.~' a". f' e\" dollars only to
go down the road and
toss- it out on the

Smith said his job
was to make sure that
people complied with
the county's ordi-
nances pertaining to
trash, old cars, debris
and junk. Part of his
Spires job is to make sure the
lyron Spires ,
;county doesn't turn
g. into a junk yard. "We
:try to work with peo-
ple."iSmith said.
There is a process he must go
through to make sure the public


adheres to the county's ordinances.1
Dumping debris or trash, Smith said
would get you an immediate citations
and an order to clean up your mess.t
If you don't comply, it is treated jusq
like not showing up for a.traffic vio-i
lation and a warrant will'be issued.
So, he suggests you pay. the $50
fine and clean up your mess.
For ordinance violations it's a little.
different.
You'll receive a 15 day warning.
usually first, then a $50 fine, then ai
trip to visit the judge if you don't
comply. The judge, he said, can fine
you up to $500.
Smith said he did have a pet peeve.1
An avid hunter, he doesn't like to:
see people dispose of their deer car-'
casses in local creeks and rivers.
"It is still a violation of the
county's ordinances," Smith said. i
Smith has seen every kind of dead&
animal and parts of dead animals,
along Gadsden County's waterways.'
Not only has he seen deer, but cows,;
pigs and worse. That water, he said,
ends up in our lakes and aquifers.
Smith said he needs the communi-
ties' help in fighting unwanted;
dumping and littering. If you have,
seen someone duniping trash .or
debris he asks that you please call
his office. He can be reached at 850-
875-8662. If you can't call during
regular business hours leave a mes-'
sage and he will call you back. ,
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Local police warn that

scari artists in 'full swing

this holiday season


,by ALICE DU PONT
mes Editor

|j Quincy Police Department and
the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Department are asking citizens to be
extra careful this holiday season.
!Scam artists are in full swing and
s year's target seems to be the
Iderly. Already, in the City of
lQuincy, a woman has been cheated
ut of most of her life savings
through a telephone call.
Quincy Inv. Larry Gilyard said this
s how it works:,the caller will ask
or the individual by name and "ver-
ify" their address: The caller will
en advise the person that they
ave won a large amount of money
om income tax and the money will
nly be sent if it can be deposited in
te person's savings account. How-
ever, to secure the money, a check in


ihe amount t of he \\ ininigs ito be
sent to the caller. "The bank will
discover the check sent is bogus in
about ten days and the money will
be subtracted from the person's
account to cover the bogus check.
The people (to whom the check is
written) are long gone," he said.
The scam didn't fool one quick
thinking 80-year-old Quincy
woman. She called the police after
her call. "She did absolutely the
right thing. She didn't give them
any information and told them to
send her winnings to the address
they 'verified'," Gilyard said.
"This time of year, people are
going to get a lot of calls asking to
donate to poor people, to victims of
disaster. People should be sure they
know exactly who they are giving
their money to," said Sheriff Morris
Young. .


Where will you go ifyou have


Gadsden County Sheriff's arrest report


pec. 19, 2005

STonya Barber-public assistance
fraud; Brenda Lamb-VOP, grand
heft, uttering, forgery; Jesse Penny-
'ell-dealing in stolen property,
grand theft and burglary of dwelling
cts; Jeremy Butler-armed robbery,
aggravated assault; Erin Wilson-
VOP, fraudulent use of credit card;
Zahn Farlin-sale of crack cocaine
within 1000 feet of a church and
possession with intent to sell;
Shadrick Wilson-aggravated bat-
tery; Delrinthus Walton-grand theft
by PWBC.
Eddie Farlin-sale of powder
cocaine and possession with intent
to sell; Daltonica Shorter-VOP, tam-
pering with a witness; Albert'Hines,
Jr.-possession with intent to distrib-
tte and maintaining a dwelling
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where drugs are sold; Brandon Gar-
rett-possession with intent to sell
cocaine and maintaining a structure
for purpose of storing and selling
drugs; Jean Harris-sale of crack
cocaine within 1000 feet of a church
and possession with intent to dis-
tribute crack; Judy Layton-dealing
in stolen property 2 cts. and
defrauding a pawn broker 2 cts;
Dexter Williford-FTA/improper
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ju.ltin. Ran. Bri c Clark. Gabe Jackson, Chris Crady, and McLane Edwards.

A 5th grade

Christmas
The fifth grade at Robert F.
Munroe Day School performed on
Wednesday morning and again on
Thursday evening for classes and
parents. This was their contribution
to the school's Christmas season
celebrations.
The question of the day became,
"Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?"
Stealing Santa's secrets was the
Bryce Clark. Della Rose Campbell, Kaitlyn Sirmons, McLane goal of villain, Gil Bates (the thinly
Ed" ards. Audrey Thomas, and the emcee, Zack Helms. disguised name of Bill Gates),
played by Dustin Watson.
Santa, played by McLane
Edwards, and his helpers work furi-
ously to keep Christmas a surprise.
In the end, Mrs. Claus, portrayed by
Callie Malone, does save Christmas
when she tricks Gil Bates.
Since he doesn't have "happy
thoughts," Gil can't steal the sleigh
or be Santa! Mrs. Jean Dore is the
fifth grade teacher and director of
the production.

At left: Andy Taylor, Hilary
Flournoy, Dustin Watson, Andy
Pits, McLane Edwards, Della
Rose Campbell, and Callie Mal-
one.


















WVe d like to take a break
of this busy time of ,ear to wish
Christmas and all the be
'Take the tirne to remember
presents and parties. The real rn
simple things that money can t bi
and the warmth and love that pe
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