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A Yo-Yo Quilt...
When these two ladies at Magnolia House start
sewing, quilts happen.
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Looking back...
2005 was a "Clint Eastwood year"...
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Alice DuPont & Byron
Spires review. It starts below


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An Independent

Grocer
Ry Moore has been the face
ofQuincy IGA for 24 years.
Now hes moving on.
Page 2

A hard road.
From mud to asphalt
Resurfacing was a long time
coming Get the dirt on it..
Page 19


Brown: Ashford agrees to transfer


County hopes to have
license to operate
hospital by next week

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Talks between the county and Ashford
Healthcare Systems, Inc., the management


company that operates the now closed hospi- working on a settlement agreement and hope-
tal, are still going on. County manager Marlon fully we will have something very soon. It
Brown said the looks good and
talks are going T I it looks prom-
well and that the The lights go out again rising Brown
dispute could be at hospital...see Page 19 said.
settled soon. The county
"We have devel- would like to
oped some guidelines that they have agreed to get the license from Ashford so that it can
and Mr. (Michael) Lake has agreed to transfer begin to take steps to open the hospital. Brown
the license to the county. The attorneys are said both Ashford and the county are working


mutually to open the hospital that has been
closed for almost six weeks. "We're all hoping
this will end and we hope that the transfer will
be in the county's hands by the end of this
week or next week," Brown said.
With the transfer of the license some of the
problems cited by the Agency for Health Care
Administration when they shut down the hos-
pital will be or have been addressed.
For instance, the hospital surgical unit. The
See HOSPITAL on Page 19


Firemen join



police; file



grievance

by BYRON SPIRES ances he stated that at this time
Times Staff Writer did not want to discuss the grie


Photo by Alice DuPont
Believers, all....but one.
Sheriff Morris Young and his posse of elves made believers out of all of us last week when, his caravan replaced the
familiar sleigh and reindeer to make the rounds throughout Gadsden County.


It is now official, both the Quincy
police and firefighter rank and file
unions have filed grievances with
the City of Quincy.
The firefighters turned in their
grievance last Tuesday. It is still
going through the chain of com-
mand.
When city manager Willie Earl
Banks was asked about the griev-


ances as they were still in negotia-
tions with the unions.
The grievances stem from the fire-'
fighter and police contracts that
stipulate that the city will buy back
holiday time from the employees.
In a special called meeting last
week the city commissioners did not
interfere in the .grievance. The:
grievance, they concluded, was part
See GRIEVANCE on Page 19:


2005: We grieved; we celebrated; we succeeded; we failed.


by Alice DuPont
and Byron Spires

Each year at this time, we offer
our readers a recap of the events
that occurred during the year. The
"Year In Review" gives a quick
summary of the events and happen-
ings in and around Gadsen County
for the past 12 months.

JANUARY

Drug arrests led to the uncovering
of dog-fighting in rural Gadsden
County. Deputies took 25 animals,
mostly pit bull terriers, that had
been used for dogfighting from
property owend by 58-year-old
William Thomas Randall. Authori-
ties said they suspected some dog-
fighting in the area but until offi-
cers on routine patrol stumbled on
the animal fighting they had been
unable to infiltrate the illegal activ-
ity.
Reginald James, Superintendent
of Schools, adopted a new slogan,
"No Excuses", and announced that
he will look to collected data to
determine the direction of the
school district. James also outlined
his plans for the school district to
teachers and other employees.
A local company, Barkley Secu-
rity, landed a contract with Super-
bowl 38 to provide security at vari-
ous venuesduring the Superbowl *
Week activities in Jacksonville. The
compnay was responsible for pro-
viding security for both teams par-
ticipating in the event as well as
entertainers.


Sheriff Morris Young began his
efforts to clean up the county jail.
Inmates complained of spider and
ant bites. In addition to a general
clean up, Young also ordered plas-
tic bins for inmates to store their
personal belongings.
Gadsden Countians prepared for
the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebra-
tion. The City of Quincy and the
Gadsden County Chapter of the
National Hook-Up of Black
Women partnered again for the
fourth year to present a candlelight
vigil on the Courthouse Square and
a Unity Breakfast at the Quincy
Recreation Department's Ferolito
Center. More than 400 people
enjoyed a traditional southern
breakfast and listened to speaker
Maggie Lewis expound in the
meaning of unity in America.
The City of Quincy acquired the
former Capital City Bank building,
across from City Hall, and moved
the Customer Service (for utility
bill payments), and Netquincy
departments into the new space.
The county's Planning and Zoning
Board came under new leadership
when Jeannie Gunn was elected
chairman and John Yerkes was
named vice chairman. Hugh
Stephens had been chairman for
two years before he stepped down
and resigned from the board.
The county attracted more busi-
nesss with Midway breaking
ground for Heavy Metal Equip-
ment. The company is located on
U.S. Highway 90, just east of the
See Year in Review on Page 3


Mourners follow bagpipers as longtime former sheriff W.A. Woodham is taken to his final resting place at
Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Hundreds turned out to pay their last respects to the man who was the
county's chief law enforcement officer for 33 years.


The driverless go-cart in the woods near Gretna was where the body of 25-year-old Anthony Ross was found.
He had been shot to death. Ross was one of seven homicides in the county in 2005; all were solved.


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in ,2005 his health failed him.
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againstowed up on our front pags.
Again in 2005 w'e buried family
, and fiends because ofvionce.
5i. Growingrooftops.
adsden County is seeing an eplo-
sion ofommerce. Bricks and mortar
formed new homes for a huge
expansion at Pat Thomas Academy,
Premier Bank, Focus Credit Union,
a library Altel, CVS, Walgrens


See Top 10 on Page 2


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Roy Moore




IGA's familiar face


leaving after 24 years


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor


Roy Moore, for 24 years the director
of the local Quincy IGA, is
leaving. His last day on the job
will be Saturday, Dec. 31. f
"I'm really going to miss all
of my customers and the good
people who came through the
doors. They are the best," he
said Tuesday of the Gadsden
County people who ha
become not only customers
but like family.
"It's going to be different,
very different" said one
employee, who asked not td
be identified. "I suppose I'n
going to have to look fo
someplace to go," th
employee said, optng not t
work for the new director
another job can be found.
Moore said his future plans
have not been settled, but that "it was
just time to move on.
"All I really want to say is that I thank
all of the people of the county for
allowing me to serve them and to
thank the employees for their dedica-
tion and service."
People throughout the county will
miss Moore from the store. Lomar
Barkley, vice president of Barkley
Security, said IGA was the company's
first business account back in 1988.
"He has been a wonderful person to
work with, never any problems and
very cooperative, very professional. If
there was a problem, we could sit
down and discuss things and come up
with a solution but there have never
been any major problems," she said.
"When I met him 15 years ago. He
encouraged me in my business. I could
always turn to him and I trust him and
respect his opinion. We had a profes-
sional relationship, but we have a per-
sonal relationship. We have become
more like brothers. I can talk about
anything with him. He's the kind of
person you like being around because
he always has a positive outlook.
"He will be missed from that store
because he made anyone who walked
through the doors feel special. He has
a smile that will make you smile back.
He hugged all the ladies and shook
hands with all the men. He is a public
relations expert," said Robert Barkley.
Sr.
Moore and Barkley served together
as members of the Board of Directors
for the Gadsden County Chamber of
Commerce and are members of the
Gadsden County Men of Action, a
civic organization.


Moore, who lives in Tallahassee, said
he looked forward to making the daily
trip to Quincy.
"On the way in, the drive gave me the
chance to
organize my
thoughts for
the day and
to plan. The
drive home
was a way to
wind down.
Plus, it's a
really beauti-
ful drive. A
lot of people
who com-
mute never
take in what
they're pass-
ing," he said.
As the
store's direc-
tor he had
been a good
citizen. Almost every church and
organization in the county has at one
time or another asked for a donation.
Often when food was needed for a
family on hard times, they go to IGA.
"There were many times that I saw
him reach in his pocket and donate to
causes," Barkley said.
He is so woven into the fabric of
Gadsden County that some don't even
know he lives in Tallahassee. He has
been honorary chairman of the March
of Dimes as well as Grand Marshal of
the Black History parade. The walls in
his office are lined with certificates of
appreciation and Thank You's from
school children to churches.
Like an old family friend, when there
is trouble or when there is joy in a fam-
ily, look up and Roy Moore is there for
weddings and funerals and gradua-
tions.
"I attend a lot of events because these
people are like family.A lot of the kids
getting married today, I've watched
them grow up and some of them have
worked in the store as their first job.
The older people who are passing on
have been coming to the store every
week ever since I have been here and I
know them, down to the brand of cof-
fee they drink," he said.
Last week he attended the funeral of
Panzy Byrd. She had been a regular
before she became ill. Her daughter is
an employee at the store and her other
children are also customers. "She was
like a member of my family, too," he
said.
To many people Moore is a member
of the family. "IGA will not be the
same without him," said Barkley.


The Top 10

Continued from Page 1

three new motels, a Social Security
office, construction equipment sales,
Budweiser distribution center, tire
distribution center, a steel company,
a new shopping center anchored by
PigyWiy grocery

6. Big "D in Midway.
That's "D" as in Deveopment
Theountys fourth largest commu-
nity laid daim to the tide of Fastest
Growing as it annexed acre after
acre ofresidential and commercial
land. The end is nowhere in
. sight.Not for Midway or the rest
ofthecounty!

7. Better grades.
Our students did well this year,
bringing up FCAT scores and all
but eliminated the counts "D"
&"F' grades.


8. Accused, but innocent.
County Commission C airman
Ed Dixon was charged with ethics
violations over a post-eection party.
He was found not guilty.

9. A Perfect Storm.
VW suffered through another season
ofwind and waves as hurricanes
battered our shores. Lite damage
and no injuries here, but wewere
able to show our compassion to
those more directly affected

10. The Best.
Honors aimed at both the few and
the many came our way. First the
many: Quincy was named the
"Friendliest Small Town in Florida"
by Florida Trends magazine. A Tcp
10 on anycns list Then two very
special awards for Quincy City
Manager Wllie Earl Banks and
Midway Mayor Deores Madison
for being at the top oftheir respecive
positions.


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Year in Review


Continued from Page 1

City Hall. The company will employ from 12-15 peo-
ple. In Quincy, Pizza Hut held its grand re-opening
after major remodeling took place.
With so many juveniles packing the courts, Sheriff
Morris Young turned to local ministers for help. Young
said he wanted ministers to come out of the pulpit and
into the courts to look at ways of keeping kids out of
the system. A cadre of local ministers said they were
surprised to learn that so many teens were committing
crimes. They.pledged to help.
School Superintendent James also looked to the
church for help. Rev. Ken Scruggs, a minister and con-
sultant on faith-based organizations and school was
hired to conduct a series of workshops for school per-
sonnel and local clergy on how the two can form part-
nerships for the benefit of the school district.
Michael Renwick of Gadsden County was named
Florida's Forester of the Year. Technology is now the
way of forestring that has expanded on many levels.
Local attorney Hal Richmond earned the 2004 Rea-
gan Republican Gold Medal Award from the party
leadership for his activism in the business community.

FEBRUARY

Longtime Quincy Fire Chief Leonard "Gene" Griffiss
retired after more than 20 years with the department.
Asst. Fire Chief Howard Smith replaced Griffiss in the
position.
The Gardsden County Teacher of the Year was Yas-
meen Leon, a teacher at East Gadsden High School.
Kim Mooney, a teacher at St. John Elementary, was
named Rookie of the Year and Velma'Barkley was
named Employee of the Year.
Longtime local minister Terry Dyer was promoted in
the Presbyterian Church and away from Quincy. Dyer
left to become Executive Presbyter of the church. He
served 24 years at the local church.
Local educator and Tuskegee Univerity graduate Dr.
Norman Jackson lectured on the Black Pilots of
Tuskegee Institute during a special presentation at the
Gadsden Art Center. The show as called "The
Tuskegee Airmen: Highlights of Black Aviators" and
included excellent photos from the era.
Accused murderer Andrew Romeo Johnson went on
trial in the death of Jerome Pete. Pete was shot while
he stood on the doorway of his mobile home in the St.
Hebron Community. Johnson.was found guilty and
sentenced to life after a jury believed he shot Pete
because he disapproved of a realtionship Johnson had
with Pete's niece.
Zoe Golloway retired from the Gasden Art Center.
She had been credited with moving the center forward
and making the center a place that showcased the
county and the region. G(iace MN.ill.- \\j\ named to


replace Golloway.
Moving on, too, was Assistant State Attorney Phil
Smith. He left to join the Tallahassee office, after 28
years here, to be closer to his family.
The annual Black History Parade drew thousands to
line the streets of Quincy. IGA Store director Roy
Moore was the Grand Marshal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Develop-
ment requested that the Community Economic Devel-
opment Corporation change the management at Van-
guard Village in Gretna and Triple Oaks and Omega
Villas in Quincy. The properties were managed by
CEDO and financed by the USDA, who requested the
change because certain forms were not completed and
certified.
Qunicy's Finley Cook decided to seek re-election to
the city commission. Cook kept his seat and was unop-
posed.
The local hospital became a Hazardous Materials
(HazMat) first repsonder when equipment to handle
hazardous waste material spills and the training were
completed. Also at the hospital, a refurbished lobby
was dedicated to Dr. Jessie Furlow, M.D.
The Sheriff's office continued to take its officers to
the community. The "meet and greet" events are
planned for rural areas in the county. Young said the
intent was to get people to look at the office as a place
to get help and to allow citizens to get to know offices
outside of a situation connected with crime.

MARCH

Quincy okays plans for Walgreens at the corner of Pat
Thomas Parkway and West Jefferson Street. The pro-
posed drug store will contain 14, 200 square feet of
space.
Bill McCord was named the county's new Director of
Growth Management. He replaced Bruce Ballister who
joined the regional planning council. McCord joined
the county just as Midway was proposing to put a 400
lot subdivision in the city limits.
Sheriff Morris Young, keeping a campaign promise,
opened up 17 cold cases that occurred from as little as
two years ago to more than 30 years. He said he
expected some of the cases to be solved with new
DNA testing and more sophisticated techniques used by
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The famous Clydesdales came to town, courtesy of
Tri-Eagle, in support of Gadsden LEARNS (Lending
Educational Assistance to Residents Now). The organi-
zation identifies students in elementary school and
attempts to raise the money needed to provide scholar-
ship to Tallahassee Community College when they
graduate from high school.
Quincyfest was back on the front burner and Quincy
officials and event organizers did their best to bring
back the festival that once drew thousands from around
the region to downtown. The committee settled that the
festival would be Blues and Barbecue.


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OPINIONS


SUront Porch Forum


How did we get so....


by Ron Isbell
Pubisher


I'm going to make the sar-
castic statement first and get
it out of the way.
I didn't know so many of
Gadsden County's oldest,
wealthiest families were so
underprivileged, so downtrod-
den, so looked down upon.
t You see, these families,
ho inhabit some of the
county's largest and most
expensive homes, have been
afflicted with septic tanks and
the lack of sidewalks.
Okay, I got that out of my
system. Now let's talk about
:he real world, development,
and fulfilling our county's
rowing need for housing.
Commission Chairman Ed
ixon put it well last week
hen he said, "We want to
help developers help our
county grow. We need to go
from the perspective of
knowledge and not from the
perspective of fear." It's a
very good thought and the
most basic of ideas upon
which plans for a commu-
pity's future should be based.
'Fear has a place in the equa-
tion as well, but as Dixon
pointd- out, it should be '
.


based on knowledge and not
ignorance.
Right now the commission
seems to have seized upon the
catchwords "septic tanks" and
"sidewalks" in its zeal to pro-
tect us from improper devel-
opment.
Right now may be the right
time for the commission to
begin its quest for knowledge
and abandon unhealthy fear
based on ignorance. A little
education is in order.
There is nothing wrong
with septic tanks. I've owned
twelve homes throughout my
adult life. Eleven of those had
septic tanks. Ten of those
were trouble-free. The other
one was approximately 25
years old and had not been
maintained. I simply had it
pumped out and repaired and
it is still functioning fine
today after another 25 years.
By the way, the only home
I've owned that was on a
municipal sewer service also
had to have extensive repairs
to the line that cost me more
than the repairs to the septic
tank. :
Septic tanks, like the rest of


the home, need maintenance.
Roofs don't last forever. Nei-
ther do appliances, or fur-
naces, or carpet or paint. Why
people should expect a septic
system to not be maintained
is beyond me. But I will point
out that $175 every three
years for routine service is a
better deal than $21 a month
for a sewer bill. And, if the
developer tells me it will cost
less when I buy my home, it
sounds even sweeter.
There is another considera-
tion. The City of Quincy,
whose service area includes a
lot of potential development,
real estate, has its own chal-
lenges to deal with right now.
Just demanding that develop-
ers put in sewers may not
make that happen. The county
and city need to work
together to make sure the
county's demands and the
city's ability to serve mesh.
There are three reasons to
avoid septic tanks: 1. If
they're used at a site that isn't
geologically suitable...and we
have some of those in the
county; 2. If the density is too
high...apartmienltbldings,'


townhomes, etc.; 3. If the walking distance of anything.
homeowner won't maintain We are a mobile society, and
them. we drive. We have little use
It is with these three points for sidewalks..


that our county government
can help.us. Empower our
health department to make
sure permits for septic sys-
tems are issued only where
they will work and provide
them with the tools to make
sure they're maintained prop-
erly.
Then, once safeguards are
in place, stand out of the way
so developers can provide
housing we are going to des-
perately need in the coming
five years.
I'm also trying to figure out
why county leaders are trying
to impose sidewalks upon
rural subdivisions. Sidewalks
exist to' facilitate pedestrian
traffic, so that people can
walk easily from their home
to the store, to church, to
school, to a doctor's office.
Our stores, our schools, our
doctors and even some of our
churches have moved away
from bur city centers. These
subdivisions we're talking
aboutare'arge'lynot within


The marketplace will also
address this issue. If a devel-
oper builds a subdivision
without sidewalks and buyers
demand them, he won't sell
any lots. They'll buy in a sub-
division that has them. But
they may be able to save a
couple of thousand dollars
and be perfectly happy with-
out them. Who loses? Nobody
that I can see.
Why then are we thinking
about forcing the price of
homes higher by making
mandatory something that is
simply not cost-effective to
install? Will the developer
pay for these sidewalks out of
his own pocket? Doubt it. The
home buyer will. How will
forcing these new homeown-
ers to pay for something they
probably won't use be consid-
ered protecting them and
looking out for their best
interest?
After all, we're not talking
about government-subsidized,
'low'income housing. While


there are programs to help
families buy these homes, the
owners will be making mort-
gage payments and paying
taxes. Even though they may
be people of limited means,
they are still people of means.
How we've come to equate
use of septic tanks and lack of
sidewalks with furthering
oppression of the poor is
something I don't understand.
That correlation just doesn't
exist. A drive through the
county will; show many very
expensive.homes with septic
tanks and no sidewalks. Yet a
drive in many neighborhoods
with sidewalks and municipal
sewer connections will show
you houses occupied by fami-
lies whose lives would be
improved by moving into a
new home without these two
amenities.
SSafeguard the public health
by making sure septic sys-
tems are used only where
appropriate and giving our
health department the ability
to make sure they stay safe.
But don't take affordable
housing options away from
Gadsden County's families.


I am going to give you an over-
look of what I see that is going on
in Gadsden County as my New
Year's column.
Let's first look at the cities in our
county.
SMidway has been in the lime-
light over the past couple of years,
with their phenomenal growth and
expansion of their city limits.
Some say it is great and some say
it's not so great.
Yes, Midway is growing at a
rapid pace and yes, it could be
growing a little too fast, but this
county has sat on its duffs way too
long. It is time for some changes.
We need good paying jobs for
local resident. That will not hap-
pen until we have growth.
The Midway council took a bad
situation in the 10/90 Business
Park with the DRI which allows
heavy industry and fixed it.
They said if you want a stream-
lined permitting process, annex
into Midway. But, understand that
if you do, there will be no chicken,
asphalt plant, only environmen-
tally sensitive distribution of man-
ufacturing.
Over the past couple of years
more that a dozen businesses have
located in the park, like T-Forma-
tion and Kaufman Tires. Each one
of those businesses has hired local
residents.
On the residential side there has
been a lot of building going on.
Some seem to think there is not a
need for new housing. Midway is
proving them wrong.
Somebody has forgotten that not
everyone wants to live in an apart-
ment or mobile home. In spite of
what some media experts may say
we have a good strong economy
right now and people want afford-
able housing. Most still believe in
owning their own home, and the
Midway growth spurt is making a
lot of dreams come true.
In the near future Midway may
well be the largest city in the
county. Between now and that
time some problems will need to


be addressed like a police depart-
ment, a road department, a recre-
ation department and other neces-
sities that come with running a
larger city.
I believe at this point the die has
been cast for Midway; hoi the
council handles it will determine
whether it happens sooner or later.
* Havana has been Gadsden
County's sleeping giant for a long
time, but it, too, is beginning to
wake up.
In the last few meetings the
Havana council has approved a
subdivision and some annexation.
It has also looked at ways to
expand services, north and south
of the city.
That is a smart move. The coun-
cil has decided to be a part of the
solution, rather than wait on the
problem to rear its ugly head. The
council understands that Gadsden
County is starting to grow and
now is the time to get on board.
* Chattahoochee is land locked
and has very little room to grow,
their city council can see the need
for growth. Chattahoochee has
been losing population and needs
to revitalize the city. It is working
on that very issue and using its
greatest asset, the Appalachicola
River.
Continually the community is
having races and festivals along
the river which bring thousands of
people into the city every year.
In a time when most small down-
towns are almost entirely vacant,
Chattahoochee's downtown is still
operational with only a small
number of vacant stores.
Although it will be a slow go for
Chattahoochee, it will survive and
may even surprise some people
when it becomes a vacation mecca
one day.
Chatahoochee, too, is looking at
some annexation along US 90 east
of town.
The City of Chattahoochee is to
be commended for its frugal use of
their community's money, with an
actual drop in ad valorem tax for


2006. That requires watching
every penny the city collects.
* Greensboro is another quiet town
in Gadsden County. You don't
hear much from the town along
the A and N Railroad, but it is
there just the same.
It is starting to grow as well. It
started an annexation project this
year and plans are for several
small subdivisions to be added to
the city.
The little town has also taken a
stand against an electric giant. The
outcome is still in the making, but
the Greensboro council said no to
the 115,000 volt power line that is
planned through its center.
Chattahoochee, Greensboro and
Havana also hold a distinction as
well in Gadsden County.
These three city's by far have the
most congenial meetings in the
county. Each of the members is
cordial to each other and the audi-
ence. And the audience treats them
with respect as well. They allow
everyone time to speak and are
still normally finished in an hour
or less. Need I say more?
* Gretna faces an uphill battle at
best. It is stymied because it does
not have a very large tax base to
work with. That, and numerous
problems over the years, has cre-
ated a difficult road for the current
commissioners.
Although they have a business
park. It is nullified by the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection's water sanctions.
Until it can get the DEP satisfied,
it is stuck in limbo and really can
not move forward.
Of all of the cities in the county,
Gretna can benefit the most from
growth. But, the DEP sanctions
that will not allow any new water
hook-ups puts the brakes on
annexation.
Gretna's priority should be
removing the DEP sanction. Until
that is done, I'm afraid it will be
pretty much the same.
* Quincy sits in the best place in
the county. All roads in the county
lead to Quincy. If there were to be
a centerpiece on the table of
growth for Gadsden County, it
would be Quincy.
I'm afraid that hasn't sunk in yet.
Since I've been covering the city
of Quincy all I've really seen is a
stale mate.
Quincy has a tremendous poten-
tial, but there doesn't seem to be a
real plan to get there. The city has
been too bogged down in other


problems. Right now there is a
financial crisis that has led to a
forensic audit. Where this will
lead nobody knows. I figure it's
not going to be good.
As soon as one problem has been
dealt with, another one will rear its
head. In the meantime the world
moves on around us and leaves us
behind.
Quincy cannot talk about annex-
ation until the finances are back in
order. How long will that take?
Who knows until it is determined
what the city is facing.
I am not smart enough to have
any solutions. But, I will say that
until the commission and manage-
ment of the city get on one accord
I look for a lot more of the same.
While that is going on, however,
you might want to take a long hard
look at who is suffering the most.
* Never in the history of Gadsden
County has there been an opportu-
nity to pull this county from the
bottom of the pile as there is right
now.
That scares some people, more
than likely a lot.
What is done by the county com-
mission over the next couple of
years will determine the future of
this county.
Here are my thoughts along that
line:
Thousands of high school seniors
have left Gadsden County over the
years leaving a gaping hole in our
work force. That's right our
workforce.
They left years ago, because
there were no good jobs here, only
agricultural jobs. Now they are
leaving for virtually the same rea-
son, there are a few jobs, but not
nearly enough.
Politically we've changed, but
we still don't have enough jobs to
keep our young people here.
Go to any growing community
and you'll see that a lot of young
people stay and work close to
home.
Our graduates are going where
the better jobs are and we need
them here. We need to be in a
position that these young people
are being trained for the working
world and jobs here that will
encourage them to stay.
We also need to give a reason to
stay, not just a job. They need to
be proud of where they work and
live.
There is another side to the coin
as well. On any given week there
are a dozen or so jobs listed in the


paper. A quick drive around the
county will produce at least two
dozen more. Businesses are beg-
ging for help and they are not all
fast food restaurants either. Most
do require training and an educa-
tion.
On top of that Gadsden County is
below the state's unemployment
rate. Which means that about 95
percent of our work force is work-
ing.
I met a man this past week that
was in Gadsden County from a
nearby county, because he had
heard we had jobs available.
Now we have outsiders looking
for work in Gadsden County and
finding it.
Have you ever wondered why
some of the cities in Gadsden
County are annexing in land? It is
to make it easier for developers
and businesses to get started.
An example is the Hammock
Creek Business Park which turned
into a long and drawn out process
for the park's developers.. Then it
was another trial for Tri-Eagle's
Distribution Center. It took Tri-
Eagle another exorbitant amount
of time to get approval. Had they
been in Midway the total process
would have been complete in less
than 90 days.
I agree that there should be lim-
its on the types of businesses
allowed in, but enough is enough.
We now have the reputation of
taking forever for permitting and


it's working. I don't believe there
has been another distribution cen-
ter or business since Tri-Eagle in
the county.
And what happened to the big
controversy with the I-10 and Pat
Thomas Parkway sewer system? I
thought we lost a county manager
over that one.
A moratorium can be good idea if
used right. The county needs to
take a long hard look at what
direction they want growth to pro-
ceed.
Just remember this however,
there is still annexation and we
know what will happen then.


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Scrappy senior citizens are ga-ga over yoyos


Retired nurses
forge friendship
from cloth

by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

The hours can pass quickly when
your hands are busy, Allie Stephens
will tell you.
Stephens, 94, and her friend Bell
Crawford, 86, have spent the last
couple of months making a Yo-Yo
quilt.
Some may wonder, what is Yo-
Yo quilt?"
Although it is a quilt in the broad
sense of the definition it lacks one
item that is common to what most
perceive as a quilt, a solid backing.
It technically falls under the heading
of a coverlet, though most will still
call them quilts.
Like all quilts, a yo-yo quilt consist
of small scraps of circular cut cloth
sewn together into some sort of a
pattern. The pieces of cloth are
gathered up at the edges and sewn
together to create a three dimen-
sional effect. Usually the fabric
pieces are an assortment of colors
like the one made by Stephens and
Crawford.
. Yo-yo quilts became popular in the
1920's and are still being made
today all across America.
One of the reasons for the quilts
popularity has been because women
could carry a few pieces of cloth
with them and work on the yo-yos at
their leisure. In a time when most
families depended on making much
of their own clothing, the yo-yo
quilt became a way of using all of
the discarded fabric.pieces to create
a nice bed cover.
The quilts were also associated
with the toy yo-yo that became pop-
ular at about the same time. The
three dimensional look of the indi-
vidual spiral fabric pieces and the
toy yo-yo were soon synonymous. It
is believed that is how the quilt got
its name.
Stephens, who is a retired nurse,
started her quilt for her three year
old granddaughter who has cystic
fibrosis.
Crawford and Stephens live at the
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tie older before she can receive the
quilt. Instead Stephens and Craw-
ford are in the process of making the
child a doll.
Steven's has also found out
recently that her granddaughter's
younger brother has been diagnosed
with the same disease.
The quilt has taken on an air of
importance for the two women and
has been a true labor of love.
"We're proud of the fact that she ig
86 and I'm 94 and able to make thi$
quilt," Stephens said.

Gadsden County
Sheriff's arrest report

SDec. 26, 2005

Damario. Belford-PWBC;
Lawrence McGlamory-possessiop
of crack cocaine; Carita Davis-
VOP/possession of cocaine;
William Glawson-lewd and lascivi-
ous behavior; Lorenzo Aaron-aggra-
vated assault domestic; James
Davis-lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion and sexual battery; William
Lee-felony fleeing or attempting to
elude officer and theft of
rented/leased property; Jasmine
Washington-FTA/VOP dealing in
stolen property.


Photo by Byron Spires

94-year-old Allie Stephens and her younger friend, Bell Crawford (just
86) are keeling family and friends in stitches while they quilt up a


storm at Magnolia House.
Magnolia House in Quincy. The pair
struck up a friendship at the dinner
table. Stephens found out that Craw-
ford liked to sew and invited her to
help her with the yo-yo quilt.
Crawford, also a retired nurse, has
macular degeneration of her eyes
and cannot see well. She has sewn
all of her life and said she had made
all four of her children's clothes
,when they were growing up. Craw-
ford made her daughter's wedding
dress, she said. She has three sons, a
daughter and a host of grandchil-
dren.
Sewing she said has always been
a part of her life and working on the
quilt had been an enjoyable experi-
encei Crawford said she niade the
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It's Time for

a Change

Thank God we
have another
chance to give
God the glory
and give Him:
the praise for
his Son, who '
was born. Matt.
1:21. "She shall -,
bring forth a
Son. thou shall call his name
Jesui ." Thle puIrpose He shall save
HJ-s people fi.oir tlenir si.n.
Our stree liglus. ale so 6ieautifuil
but what about our lives? Are we
making a change so the world can
see Jesus and be willing to change
their way of living? Joy to the
world, the Lord has come! Let us
receive our King. Let every heart
prepare Him room in our lives, and
heaven and nature sing which
they are doing. What are we doing
to help people come out of sin?
Have we or did we make any
changes to help reach the lost in'
'05? Have we won any souls, for
Christ? Will we let our lights stay
burning all year?
It's time for a change.
We are the Shepherd's. Are we
watching after the sheep? If not, it's
time for a change. It's time to be
wise men, come from afar. Have we
seen the Star? Let's keep following
the Star until we find the baby,
Jesus.
He's there for us, let us receive
our King. He is the only one that
cannot fail.
God bless those wise men who
opened their doors for services
Christmas Day. We all should have
been glad it's on Sunday, where we
should be already. God forbid that
we close our church doors because
of Christ day. He allowed some of
us to have the chance to witness
Christ birthday. Since it will be
seven years before it be on another
Christmas Sunday, Lord forgive us
and continue to bless us to do bet-
ter. Starting today our heart door
must remain open when the build-
ing is closed. "Behold, I stand at
the door and knock. If any man
hear my voice and open the door I
will come in and sup with him."
Regardless to the building, let's
keep our hearts open, but always
remember Jesus is the Reason for
the Season of all the holidays He
gave us, even this year some used
them all and couldn't come together
for once in seven years.
It's time for a change. Every now
and then God will send something
to let us know He is still in control
if nothing but a tornado. Let us
keep our focus on Jesus. Even if we
received the gifts, it was still His
birthday. Even though we ate the
food He provided it was still His
birthday. Thank God for the leaders
who opened their doors to worship
the newborn King together. I
believe the world keeps theirs open.
Florence Bradwell


New Year's Eve services

All Nations Praise and Worship
Church, 108 N. Madison St. in
Quincy will start its New Year's Eve
services at 10 p.m. The public is
invited to join them for P.U.S.H.
(pray until something happens) serv-
ices, and they will also have preach-
ing. If you would like to be part of
this service please contact Pastor
Dorothy A. Frazier at 850-627-3162
evenings, or 875-3983, days.,Come
get ready for 2006.

II Corinthians Ministries

SutndJ. 9:45 a.m. Sund d\ school:
11 3.ln. worship ei vice.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. praise and
worship.
Saturday, 9 a.m. morning glory.-
December 27 at 7 p.m. Marriage
ministry.
New Year's Revival Speake: Apostle
Rosilyn Walker-Copeland.
December 29-31 Going Out Deliv-
ered, and January 2-6 Coming In
Blessed ,at 7:30 nightly.
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.

Second Elizabeth news

Please join the Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church in its
weekly Wednesday Bible study ses-
sion with Rev. James Russell, 6:30
p.m.
The SEMBC Deacon/Deaconess
ministry will meet Thursday at 6
p.m., followed by Church Confer-
ence at 7 p.m. All members are
asked to please be present.
The SEMBC family will fellowship
with the Stewart Temple AME
Church family Saturday evening in
their New Year's Eve service at 10
p.m. Speaker will be Rev. O'Harold
Black.
New Year's Day and Holy Com-
munion will be at 11 a.m. Sunday
with Rev. Earl Williams.
For more information please con-
tact Deacon John Borden, chairman
of Deacon Ministry at 627-6363.


Church school Sunday morning
9:30 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m.
Youth will have charge of the serv-
ice.
Deacons and Mothers board meet-
ing Monday 7:30 p.m. The Mothers
Board gave fruit baskets to all of the
residents at RiverChase Nursing
Home last week.
The clothes closet is available for
those needing this service. Please
call 627-8442 for assistance.
Ifitercessory prayer each Monday
and Tuesday at 12 noon.
"Have a Blessed Happy. New Year
2006"

New Birth Church

.Every Sunday 10:00 a.m. Sunday
school.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays 11:00
a.m. Worship service.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Bible
teaching and prayer meeting.
December 31 9:30 p.m. Watch
night service.

Appreciation program
for Classie White

The White Lily Usher Union is cor-
dially inviting everyone to attend
and participate in the appreciation
program for Sis. Classie White, who
is retiring from the position of secre-
tary after 54 years of service. This
celebration will be held at New
Hope Missionary Baptist Church in
,Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7
p.m.
Thank you in advance for your
prayers, blessings, finances, and
concerns for this celebration's suc-
cess. "Give me my flowers while I
yet live..."

St. Stephens PB Church
Watch Nightservice

Elder Harry Cloud and the St.
Stephens P.B. Church invite you to
Watch Night Service on Saturday,
December 31 beginning at 10 p.m.
Rev. Moses Harrison and the Mt.
Zion Primitive Baptist Church will
render service.


Mt. Zion PB activities Mt Pgrim PB Church


Prayer greeting and youth Bible
teaching Wednesday at 7 p.m.; youth
choir rehearsal Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Mt. Zion PB Church will fel-
lowship with St. Stephens PB
Church in their Watch Night service
Saturday at 10 p.m. at the church in
Gretna. All members and friends are
invited to help us welcome 2006
entrance.


Please join the Mt. Pilgrim PB
Church family to celebrate God's
goodness on' Saturday, Dec. 31 at
10:30 p.m. for watch night services,
and Sunday, January 1 at 11 a.m. for
worship services.
The church is located on High-
bridge Road.
More church news on Page 7


Bring in the NEW YEAR right by coming to
Mt. Moriah First Missionary Baptist Church,
Elder Melvin E. Crawford, Sr. Pastor & Teacher
for


WATCH NIHIT I1
service atl Opm on Saturday, December 31, 2005.
S" Breakfast will be served immediately following service. -
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Gadsden County Times December 29, 2005 7


Obitcasries

iSarah H. Boynton
Sarah H. Boynton, 98, of Havana, died Friday, December 23, 2005, in
Monticello. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Salem United Methodist
Church in Havana with burial at Shelfer Cemetery. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be
!made to the Salem United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 202 E. 9th Ave,
Havana, FL 32333.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmy (Barbara) Boynton of Crawfordville
and Bubba (Genny) Boynton of Havana; two daughters, Sarah Ross Helga-
son of Iceland, and Denise (Jimmy) Home of Tallahassee; daughter-in-law,
Dot Boynton, widow of Jack Boynton, of Tallahassee; 18 grandchildren, 36
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John O. Boynton, Sr.
Thomas Bulger
Thomas Bulger, 66, ofAttapulgus, GA., died Saturday, December 24, 2005
in Albany. He was a native of Attapulgus, and a laborer.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, December 30 at Greenshade AME
Church with Elder Bernard Henderson officiating, and burial at Greenshade
Cemetery. Betsey Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his brother, Eddie Bulger of Bainbridge; his sisters,
Catrine Henderson of Tallahassee, Tommy Lou Stroy of Jacksonville, and-
Willie Moud Baldwin of West Palm Beach; his daughters, Sharon B.
Gilcrease of Quincy and Karen Bowes of Orlando; his sons, Tarence Johns
pf Atlanta, Kenneth Bulger of Quincy, Kalvin Bulger of Havana, Terance
Bulger and Jeff Bulger of Attapulgus; 16 grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
George Lee Caswell
George Lee Caswell, 85, of Chattahoochee, died Friday, December 23,
2005. A native of Freeport, he moved from Sneads to Chattahoochee in
1993. He was a member of Salem Wesleyan Church and a U.S. Navy vet-
eran'who served as a Seabee.
Graveside services were held at Hatchers Cemetery in Freeport. Bevis
Funeral Home of Quincy had charge of arrangements. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Salem Wesleyan Church, Christian College Fund,
2764 Salem Church Rd., Sneads, FL 32460.
. He is survived by his wife, Hattie Caswell; four sons, Rod, Dennis, Brai-
ley and Eckie Caswell; five stepchildren, Edward and Dwight McCormick,
Teresa Valasek, J.R. McCormick and Marie Thornton; a sister, Maude
Wilcox; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Fannie Hill
Fannie Hill, 80, of Tallahassee, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. A
native of Leon County, she was a teacher and member of New Mt. Zion
AME Church.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 27, at New Mt. Zion AME Church, and
burial in Hillside Cemetery in Panama City. Ivey Funeral Home had charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by two brothers, Joe Lindsey, Jr. of Tallahassee, and Cot-
trice Lindsey of Cocoa; two nephews and two nieces.
Carrie Mae Barrow Hunter
Carrie Mae Barrow Hunter. 83. a life-
long resident of Quincy, died Tuesdan.
December 20, 2005, at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. She retired in
1984 from Flonda State Hospital. She .
was a member of St. Janies A\MIE
Church where she sang in the senior
choir, the J.L. Nealy Pulpit Aid Board .
and the Mabel P. Woodard Missionar\
Society.
Funeral services were Tuesdai. Dec.
27 at St. James AME Church. iith .
burial in Williams Cemeter. MNladry
Memorial Funeral Chapel had charge
pf arrangements. :
She is survived by her husband. Isa-
iah Hunter of Quincy; her daughters.
Rhonda H. Donaldson (Willie B. and
Lorraine H. Branch of Quinc%. and
Cynthia Hunter of Atlanta, GA; her
son, Alex Hunter (Shalanda) of Atlanta, her sisters and brother-in-law, Mar-
ion Barrow Gordon of Quincy, Mary A. Black, Priscilla Saprenza and
Clarence McLain (Arrodine) of Pensacola; a devoted friend, Edna Mae
Robinson of Quincy; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Sara Margaret Martin
Sara Margaret Davis Martin, 73, of Quincy, died Thursday, December 22,
2005, in Quincy. She was a retired college instructor.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 26, at First Baptist Church in Quincy
with burial in Eastern Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral Home had
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Bap-
tist Church, PO Box 70, Quincy, FL 32353, or Big Bend Hospice, 105 N:
Jackson St, Quincy, FL 32351.
She is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Kenneth H. Martin of Quincy; two
daughters, Eileen Martin of Quincy, and Julie Martin (David) Thompsoh of
Perry; a son, Hal Martin of Bossier City, LA; a brother, Rear Admiral H. Jef-
ferson (Earnestine) Davis, Jr. of Quincy; a sister, Mary (Woody) Davis (hus-
band Bud) Dyer of Young Harris, GA; and five grandchildren.

Amie V. Milliner
Amie V. Milliner, 68, of Quincy, died :' ,
Friday, December 23, 2005, in Talla-
hassee. The daughter of the late Sallie
Haire McGriff and Manoid Milliner,
she was a native of Quincy and a
homemaker.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. -
24 at Mt. Zion PB Church, and burial ,.
at Williams Cemetery. Betsey Funeral 4
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters,
Dale of Miramar, and Debra of Col- -'"'
orado Springs, CO; her sons, Reginald
of Hollywood, Victor of Richmond.


VA., William and Sterling of Tallahas-
see, and Torium Smith of Tampa;
brother, Lucius McGriff of Bain-
bridge, GA; uncles Tommy and Roo-
sevelt Milliner of Chicago, IL; devoted cousin, Clara Crockett and niece,
Theresa Dixon; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ola Jean Smith and sister, Arie
Ginnie.

Jane E. Payne
Jane E. Payne, 76, of Midway, died Friday, December 23, 2005, in Talla-
hassee. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 27, at First Baptist Church Chapel in
Quincy with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral Home


had charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First
Baptist Church, PO Box 70, Quincy, FL 32353.
She is survived by a son, Chris Payne of Midway; a sister, Mae Ard of
Quincy; and two nieces.

Annell Cantey Thompson

Annell Cantey Thompson, 85, of Havana, died Friday, December 23, 2005
at her home after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was a mem-
ber of the First Presbyterian Church in Havana and its ladies circle. She
enjoyed her Bridge Club and working in her yard. Most of all she loved her
children and grandchildren. She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 26, at Green Shade Cemetery in
Decatur County, GA. Faith Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Terry (Janet) Thompson of Climax, GA; four
daughters, Anne (Nick) Bert of Havana, Cindy (Dan) O'Connell of Boca
Raton; Janet (Harold) Hamilton of Nashville, TN, and Susan Thompson of
Havana; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Thompson.

John Wesley Thompson

John Wesley Thompson, 83, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005 in Talla-
hassee. A native of Gadsden County, he was a carpenter, and a member of
Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. 24 at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Betsey
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his daughters, Shirleen M. Thompson of San Pedro Sula,
Honduras; and Regina L. Thompson of Quincy; his sons, Justin D. Thomp-
son of Quincy, John T. Thompson, and MichaelD. Thompson of Detroit,
MI; a sister, Gussie Dilworth of Detroit, and a grandson.


New Year revival at New Life

New Life Deliverance Ministries will hold a 3-night revival Jan. 1-3, 7:30
nightly entitled A Time of Restoration, Healing & Deliverance! (Put on the
whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the
devil. -Ephesians 6:11)
Join them at the church, 848 B Blountstown, Hwy. in Tallahassee. Apostle
Jacquelyn C. Porter is the speaker. For additional information call 850-574-
3400, or visit www.nldministries.com.


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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.


Nella Hodges and Jimmy Dickens


Nella Hodges, Jimmy Dickens

married in Lake Las Vegas
Nella Hodges and Jimmy Dickens were married in a sunset ceremony
November 5, 2005 at Lake Las Vegas, NV. The ceremony was performed by
Pastor Andrew Milligan of Henderson, NV.
The bride is a native of Quincy and a 1987 graduate of Gadsden Christian
Academy. She is a vice president with SunTrust Bank. Mrs. Dickens is the
daughter of Fred B. Hodges, Jr. and the late Nell Davis Hodges.
The groom is a native of Tallahassee and a 1986 graduate of Lincoln High.
He is the president of JD Communications. Mr. Dickens is the son of Jim
Dickens and the late Patricia Dickens.


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Daniel and Kianna Martinez wed
Daniel "Shorty" and Kianna Martinez announce their marriage. The cou-
ple was married Friday, December 16, 2005.


The Martinez'
welcome new
baby

Danielle Martinez, daughter of
Daniel "Shorty" and Kianna Mar-
tinez, was born December 10, 2005
at Capital Regional Medical Center.



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Correction
The grandfather of Justin Dicks
was incorrectly listed as Isaac
Fields. His grandfather is Isaac-
Wells. of Orlando. We regret the
error.
Thanks for reading

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Dean Mitchell

special exhibition

at Quincy in January


The Gadsden Arts Center is proud to announce a special exhibition of orig-
inal Dean Mitchell paintings in the Bates Community Room gallery during
January 2006.
Dean's paintings, soulful depictions of the landscapes, people, and historic
.architecture of the American South, are becoming highly sought after col-
lectors' items. ARTnews listed Mitchell as a "best bet" for art collectors, and
the New York Times art critic.called Dean a modernr day Vermeer."
Dean Mitchell is a household name for many Quincy and Tallahassee res-
idents. He is an extraordinary painter and native of Quincy who discovered
at an early age his talent for making beautiful, touching works of art.
Dean has worked his way to the top of the National art scene through years
of hard work, formally studying art at Columbus College of Design, enter-
ing a career as a professional illustrator, and then making the bold move.to
quit that profession in order to paint full time.
This special exhibition is in conjunction with the Gala in Honor of Dean
Mitchell, which will take place Saturday, January 28, 2006, and the Raffle
of an original Dean Mitchell painting, French Quarter Coachman.
Raffle tickets are available now for just $25 each or 5 for $100% \\ ith pro-
ceeds supporting the Dean Mitchell Documentary Film Project. Gala tick-
ets will be available in January for $100 per seat with Gala proceeds sup-
porting the Gadsden Arts Center. Call the Gadsden Arts Center for raffle and
Gala ticket information.
The Gadsden Arts Center, located at 13 N. Madison on Quincy's historic
courthouse square, is just 25 miles from the Capital in Tallahassee. Regular
gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1-5
' pm. Public admission $1; members and children admission is free. For
more information, call (850) 875-4866 or check the web at www.gads-
denarts.com.

Bill could affect Medicaid

payments for nursing home,
assisted living, home care


On December 21 the Senate
reached a tie vote on provisions that
will likely keep many Americans
Sfrom.quali-fii gtifor Medicaid to.pay
for::nursing homes, assisted living
and/or home care.
The law is being sent back to the
House of Representatives for a final
vote but that chamber had already
approved most of the- provisions
before the bill was considered by the
Senate. The House is expected to
meet as early as January 4th and the
provisions will be effective immedi-
ately.
Medicaid is the state and federal
program which pays toward the cost
of long-term care. With nursing
homes costing $4,000 to $15,000
per month, people who saved for
their retirements are often left
impo6 perished.
The nevw law imposes harsher
penalties for people who make gifts
of their assets and who then apply
for Medicaid. The law also targets
the homes of some Medicaid-hope-,
fuls and removes other planning
strategies. Some of the changes:
SChange in "Look-Back period":
The new law imposes a five-year
"look-back" period on all gifts, up
from three years under the old law.
This means that if people give
money away, even small gifts for
birthdays, the government now can
disqualify these applicants for Med-
icaid if they apply within five years
of the last gift. Also, although the
government "looks back" five years,
the government will be able to add
up all gifts and impose an unlimited


At this time of year
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number of months of penalty during
which the person cannot obtain
Medicaid.
efths h'-PH'adiry Starr-Datre:
Undei the old law\. if a person did
make a gift, that person would be
disqualified for Medicaid but this
penalty period would start running
from the date the gift was made.
Under the new law, the penalty will
not start, in most cases, until the per-
son applies for Medicaid. This,
means that if a person gives away
$20,000 and then needs Medicaid
four years and eleven months later,
that person will be disqualified for
Medicaid even if they have no
money.
I Government becomes beneficiary
of annuities: Another change in the
law would require the government
to be named the beneficiary on some
annuities. If a person applies for
Medicaid owning an annuity, the
new law requires the person to
change the beneficiary from chil-
dren or other people to the govern-
ment or else the person will be
denied Medicaid coverage.
Spouses of Medicaid applicants
will not be allowed to keep as much
See HEALTH BILL on Page 12


Amortcan
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will be closed
January 5th, 2006 from
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Business will resume
at 10:00 a.m.
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A high school senior, Anthony James Stevens,
ias stabbed in his parents' yard and later died of
is wounds. Stevens' girlfriend, Anderia Belvis,
admitted stabbing Stevens with a mushroom
nife, but said she did it only after he pulled her
air and threatened her.
Ground was broken for the new main public
brary in Quincy. The 14,000+ square foot
brary will be build on Pat Thomas Parkway,
ist south of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
itersection.
Willie Sentile Smith, the young man who
admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend along with
er mother, sister, and a nephew, was deemed
not competent" to stand trial in what was
described as the most "horrific" murders in the
history of Gadsden County.
A Gadsden County woman, who had recently
loved to Jackson County, was mudered in her
apartment along with three of her children, a few
months after she moved. No suspects were
.rested in the gruesome murders. The mother,
.thnea Baker, was 19-years-old and her children
'ere.ages 3 weeks, one, and two.
4 Gretna man, 23-year-old Anthony Ross, was
killed after he left a gambling game where he
as said to have won money. Clinton Jermaine
.rdan was charged with Ross'. murder after wit-
esses said they saw him spending money.
R RI
Feenager Terrell Powell was arrested in con-
rciion \ ith'the 2003 murder of Moses Wilson
i the backyard of his Robertsville home.
Authorities had been trying to solve the case for
tro years and had it in the GCSO's Cold Case
Ies. They were able to crack the case with new
evidence from FDLE. Powell was arrested as he
m away from'the middle school he was, attend-
ig when deputies went to arrest him.
[he board of county commissioners unani-
rously voted to hire Marlon Brown of Tallahas-
se as county manager. Brown replaced Howard
kKinnon who was let go in Nov. 2004; Brown
as selected from 25 applicants for the job.
[he City of Quincy named Reginald Cunning-
hm director of Parks and Recreation, Cunning-
m, who had been assistant director, was hired
water the departure of Johnnie Randolph.
'atholics in GadsdenCounty mourned the loss
cthe Pope. Locally, St. Thomas the Apostle
(itholic Church held a special Mass.
2uincy residents were told to clean up or get
fled. As city employees swooped down to tell


people there was just too much stufff' in their
yards, some took the opportunity to remove junk
cars, old appliances and other clutter. They
avoided tickets by pre-empting the code enforce-
ment staff.
With gas prices going through the roof, some
as much as $2.53 per gallon, a commuter service
offered relief. Commuter Services of North
Florida offered a simple solution: car and van
pool. The program helps match residents with
other residents to make the trip to Tallahassee.
Ground was broken in April to make room for
a new home for Premier Bank on Pat Thomas
Parkway. The bank is set for completion in early
2006. Ground was also broken for a new Hamp-
ton Inn farther south on Pat Thomas Parkway.
County Commissioner Eugene Lamb's family
formed a foundation in his name to help with the
Lamb Recreation Center. The Foundation will
help direct the fundraising efforts to purchase
items such as computers and recreation equip-
ment for the center.
Former Sheriff W.A. Woodham died after a
lenghty illness in Jacksonville. Hundreds
crowded the Presbyterian Church in Quincy to
pay their last respects to the man who had
become the Dean of the Florida's Sheriffs.
Woodham retired after 33 years as the Gadsden
County Sheriff.
Crime continued in the county with the mur-
der-suicide of Jeff Jackson and Charles Boney.
The two friends had spent the day together and
it was unclear what happened between the two
late in the afternoon in mid-April.
Reginald James stepped up efforts to recruit
new teachers to the county. James asked for and
got permission from the School Board to offer
temporary contracts to prospective teachers who
sho\ ed inrerest in Gadsden County. James was
also named honorary chairperson of the March
of Dimes WalkAmerica.
MAY
Quincyfest was revived. More than 1,000 peo-
ple showed up to eat barbecue and listen to good
regional blues. Organizers said they were more
than happy with the turnout and looked forward
to an even bigger crowd in 2006.
Sheriff Morris Young kicked off his God Squad
program that works closely with faith-based
community. The ministers with meet at the Pat
Thomas Law Enforcement Academy to learn
how to better help their community. The pro-
gram was first instituted in Volusia County.
Gadsden's program will be patterned after that
program.
The Hispanic community celebrated Cinco De
Mayo with three performances at the Leaf The-
atre.


Robert F. Munroe student Samuel Iglesias was
selected from more than 1,000 students from
around the nation as winner of an annual essay
contest. He earned a $10,000 scholarship from
TDS Telecom.
West Gadsden High School's first graduating
class received diplomas. Students said they were
happy to be in the school's first graduating class.
In an omen of things to come, the county.was
informed that Ashford Healthcare Systems, the
company that manages Gadsden Community
Hospital, was six months behind in the rent.
Piggly Wiggly, restaurants, and specialty stores
are coming west of Quincy when the retail gro-
cer that will anchor the plaza opens in 2006. It
was also announced that Midway will be getting
another 400-acre subdivision. Orion Point was
approved by the Midway City Council and plans
to built home along State Road 268.
The Gunn family celebrated another Emancipa-
tion Day to honor the memory of their father.
More than a thousand people attended the cook-
out that featured fried fish and chicken, greens,
chicken and rice, potato salad and string beans.
The first two graduates of the FSU School of
Medicine from Gadsden County were Neill.
Rodgers and Natosha Canty.
Sgt. Joseph Floyd of the Havana Police Depart-
ment was named Officer of the Year during the
annual Law Enforcement Luncheon sponsored
by civic organizations from throughout the city.
Others considered for the honor were Deputy
Kenny Lewis, Officer Mike Graham, and Officer
Jason Tewlin.
Jeremiah Samders was found dead in the trunk
of his car which was parked in his front yard.
Sanders' family first suspected something was
wrong when he didn't call his mother or show
up for work. Three young men who lived near
Sanders were arrested and charged with his mur-
der. They also robbed Sanders of clothing, a CD
player and other items.
JUNE
Money woes for the City of Quincy had com-
missioners thinking that Prorress Energ\. the
city's utility supplier, was ow ed $1 millon..
However, it turned out to be a matter of sychro-
nizing payments and billing dates. Money was
also needed to repair the bridge on S. Stewart
Street. The bridge, after years of not being main-
tained properly, finally collapsed.
As hurricane season arrived, citizens were
asked to prepare for the storms by gathering
flashlights, water, and canned foods.
Greyhound bus service was discontinued to
Quincy. The stop was one of 32 the company
stopped as a cost-saving measure. The ridership
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in the county was not enough,
according to the company, to justify
continuing service.
Commission Chairman Ed Dixon
was found not guilty of any ethics
violations. Local businesswoman,
Elizabeth Clary said Dixon had
agreed to foot the bill for a recep-
tion for politicians and never paid.
The county commission named a
board to act as directors just in case
Ashford Healthcare Systems pulled
out. The board members are Dr.
Jessie Furlow, Craig McMillian, Dr.
Kent, Darrell Marshall, and Jimmy
Suber.
Helen Frank was elected Mayor of
Gretna.
School report cards were better
when the state announced that sig-
nificant improvements have been
made in all schools.
A 120 apartment complex was
given approval for Cleveland
Street. The complex will consist of
three apartment buildings with a
club house and a swimming pool.
The property will be managed by
the Carlisle Group.
Gadsden County's deaths resulting
from car accidents continued to
mount. By midyear, the total was
up to 16 nearly double that of the
previous year.
The National Hook-Up of Black
Women honored the following as
Women of the* Year: Lillie Jackson
(Education);.Elvina Pendleton
(Business); Lena Ellis (Community
Service); Clarice Scott (Religion);
and Delores Madison (Politics).
Two brothers were convicted in
the beating death of Willie Joe
Stanford. Jose Solis and Armando
Solis will serve time in prison for
their part in the murder.
Max, the GCSO official Ki-9
deputy was sworn in and presented
a badge.
Havana told its citizens to look for
higher utility bills this year.

JULY

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Gadsden County residenrs'e"eirhjyelv
a da of festivities at the annual
Fourth of July celebration in
Greensboro. Several hundred spec-
tators listened to a concert by the.
band "Spare Change".at the West
Gadsden High School football field
which was followed by a rousing
fireworks display.
County commissioners voted to
terminate the contract with the,
Senior Citizens council in Septem-
ber. The termination came on the
heels of losing funding from the
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida. A new council was
appointed with names supplied by
commission chairman Ed Dixon to
take over when the contract
expired.
The county misses the brunt of
Hurricane Dennis. Dennis came
ashore a category three hurricane
about a hundred miles west of
Gadsden County. Locally a few
trees were toppled cutting electrical
service to a few homes. The hurri-
cane was not as nice to neighbors
to the west with Fort Walton Beach
and Pensacola receiving extensive
damage.
A snakebite lands one local
teenager in the hospital for ten
days. Alex Clark was bitten several
times by a large rattlesnake as he
and his cousin, Stirling Lake,
played in the woods near Lake's
home.
Quick thinking on the two boys'
part saved Clark. Lake used Clark's
cell phone to call 9-1-1 and Clark
was in the hospital within 90 min-
utes of the bite.
A total of 140 vials of antivenin
were given before Clark could be
released from the hospital. The
average treatment is between 12 to
30 doses. Clark recovered at home
and started school in the fall. He is
still recovering from his bites.
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broke," finance director Neva Reed
said about the financial plight of
the City of Quincy in July. Reed
was responding to concerns com-
missioners had about the financial
status of the city.
Reed gave the city's billing cycle
as part of the problem. Reed said
.the-city's two billing cycles and the
due dates of Quincy's bills to ven-
dors did not match. Therefore the
money wentvout before the city
received its money' .
Reed said she asked that rebate
checks (a total of about $500,000)
from two city vendors, Progress
Energ> (electric) and Municipal
Gas Authority of Georgia, be used
as floats.. That way Reed said,
the city would not have to rely on
payments that come in late.
The commissioners disagreed with
Reed and put the money in the gen-
eral fund.
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spending, effective August 1. The
freeze followed county manager
Marlon Brown's report that 'a memo
from county clerk Nicholas Thomas
stated there had been some budget-
ary problems.
Thomas' memo stated that the
county attorney's department was
out of mone' and that the county
manager's department was almost
out of funds and would not meet.
the August.payroll. The memo
stated the medical examiner was
not budgeted correctly.
Brown:froze spending, he said, to
fine tune the line items and make
budget transfers.

AUGUST

Gadsden County teachers get a
$1500 pal raise.
For the first time in 20 years
teachers receive an across the board
raise. The raise came after the
state gave all the counties a little
extra money,,about $1 million, and
the board passed it on to the teach-
ers, Gadsden County school super-
intendent Reginald James said.
Gadsden County schools ranked
second in the number of grade
points increased in the school year
ending in 2004 for the year ending
in 2005. Gadsden had a 21-point
increase, second only to Duval,
County.
The county passes two ordinances
to hopefully stop a 115,000 volt
power line though Greensboro.
Both ordinances "would be found
not valid in circuit court in Decem-
ber. The ordinances were planned .
to give the county input as to where
the power line could be located.
County clerk Nicholas Thomas
considers suing the county commis-
sion board. Thomas put the board
on notice that if the board went for-


ward with plans to cut his office by
38 percent, he would sue. Thomas
said he was'the only constitutional
officer who received the cuts.
Thomas did not sue.
County's proposed 2005-2006
budget rises by percent topping
out at $29,371.428. There was no
Change in the millage rate which is
capped at 10 nuls by the state.
p uincy's budget reaches
$36,839,552 with themillage rate
at 2.75.
The City of Quincy receives the
distinction of being the "Friendliest
Small Town in Florida".
Quincy was named the friendliest
town by Florida Monthly Maga-.
zine's readers.
Bad news starts in August about
the county's hospital. Gadsden
Community Hospital emergency
room misses being shut down when
county commissioners stepped in.
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SEPTEMBER


his home. Caldwell said he had
been trying to "get back home".


Retired sheriff W.A. Woodham, Stewart.Street Bridge starts inch-
who passed away earlier in the ing closer to being repaired. The
year, was remembered at a fund bidding process on repair on the
raiser for his beloved Chipola Col- bridge, which has been impassable
lege. Woodhiam had graduated from since late spring, started in mid-
Chipola (a junior college) before September. The final decision to
transferring to Florida State Univer- repair the bridge involved help:
sity. from the county to demolish the old
Over 500 of Woodham's friends bridge in preparation for the con-
attended the gala and over $50,00b struction of the new one. Work is
was raised for a scholarship in his still proceeding on the bridge which
name. has been delayed by rains.
Gadsden County steps up to the Quincy residents again set aside a
plate for Katrina victims. Several time to remember September 11, at
local teams would make the trek to a gospel sing sponsored by the
Biloxi and Hattiesburg to help the Quincy Fire Department. Several
hurricane victims. Thousand of dol- hundred attended the e\ ent that
lars were raised by local organiza- 'involved rides for the children and
tions, churches and civic groups. a display of county and city fire
Eric Caldwell, an 81-year-old trucks.
Midway man went missing over the Gadsden County commissioners
Labor Day weekend. Nearly a huri- name the new library in honor of
.-.dred-people searched for Caldwell former conmisspil~er Bill McGill.
omer the 72-hour ordeal. Caldwell-- *,.-MicGill set'.,iaco;nmi.msioiet and'
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Quincy commissioner Derrick
Elias asked city manager Willie
Earl Banks for his resignation. Elias
had warned Banks at an earlier
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Two Quincy city directors resign.
Utilities director Marvin "Mo"
Cox and finance director Neva
Reed resigned on the heels of a pre-
vious commission meeting when
commissioners voted down a bid
for utility department's uniform
service. The bid of $15,000 was
for state required fire retardant
shirts and regular jeans. In addition
the bid included 11 uniforms and
cleaning for each employee. Cox's
resignation was effective October
14. Cox is a 29 year employee.
Reed resigned and would not
return phone calls concerning her
resignation. Reed had been under
the commissioners' microscope for
the past year concerning the 2004
audit and her department's prob-
lems.
City manager Willie Earl Banks
said Reed's official last day would
be October 18.
A charter school for Midway
becomes a hot topic.
Midway residents 'and school
board.members meet to discuss the
possibility of a school. The
meeting which lasted over three
hours developed into two sides:
those that wanted the charter school
and those that did not.
'" The matter would come up before -
'he )dadden CountN School Board
and be voted down after a heated
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discussion. Currently the city of Midway is
looking into other avenues to establish a
school in their city.
The West Gadsden Historical Society sets
plans to refurbish the nearly 100 year-old
Dezell House in Greensboro. The house
will be turned into a museum of local arti-
facts, an art center,, a gift shop and a visitor
center. The society also has plans of taking
the old depot (formerly Clark's barber
shop) and moving it across the tracks from


its present location and refurbishing it as
well.
Quincy again faces a cash crunch.
Outgoing finance director Neva Reed
closed out the city's books on September
30. The problem occurred when the city
had to borrow $750,000 to overcome the
cash flow problem. City attorney Jack
McLean said that the city had worked out
a payment plan to correct the problem in
four months.
The county finds out that the hospital may
not meet its accreditation requirements.
County manager Marlon Brown said in
October that a preliminary denial of accred-
itation may not be far off.


Esteemed cancer surgeon LaSalle Laffal,
a Quincy native, received honors for his
lifetime of cancer research at a special
meeting and book signing at FAMU. Laffal
has established a scholarship in the name of
his parents and a total of 73 local students
so far have received more than $100,000.

NOVEMBER

The big news for the month of November
is the closing of the Gadsden Community
Hospital on the fourth. The state suspended
Ashford's license to operate the hospital
The closing came on the heels of an
investigation by the state's Agency for


Health Care Administration. Ashford
Health Care Systems, LLC operates the
hospital under contract with Gadsden
County. A six-page order hand delivered to
hospital administrator Alma Jones outlined
a host of reasons for the hospital's closings.
Ashford Health Care Systems would file
bankruptcy on November 14, stopping their
creditors from taking any financial action
against the company. The bankruptcy
included utility payments due to the City of
Quincy for $88,000.
Midway's charter school is denied by the
Gadsden County School Board. The appli-.
cation for a K-8 grade school was shut
down when the board heard a committee


appointed by superintendent'Reginald
James report that the school be denied.
Gretna hires former Quincy police officer
Ferman Richardson as its new police chief.
Gadsden County commissioners Ed
Dixon, chairperson and Brenda Holt, vice
chairperson retain their leadership rolls on
the board.
Septic tanks in the county's new develop-
ments again rise to the top of the county
commissioner meetings. A two hour debate
does not solve the problem and the county
will put a moratorium on new development
by the end of the year to give the commis-
sion time to decide how to handle the
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CAPITAL HITCH SERVICE
Hoping 'fiur tew Year Ih Filled Wilh Bmijhne",, L e & Good (heei
575-8628
7596 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee

CAL-MART
Best Wishes For A Brighter New Year
/893-6829
14000 Moccasin Gap
Miccosukee

AAA-1 TRANSMISSIONS, INC
Thanks & Best Wishes For The New Year
222-2532
1125 N Monroe St Tallahassee

L CLIFF BURNS, .
INSURANCE' 111"
Hoping Your N Yeuar Is Filled With Brightness, Love & Good'Cher
385-2165
2063 N Monroe St Tallahassee

T CUSTOMS
ptcrialiiirig in IBuildilng & t t .,vlon i/ing llarle -I IJ. id, ni
Our IIhilnk% rto (1ur Fricnd & ( ustonicr
850-421-1684
9254 Wlodville Hwy Tallahassee

ACE SALVAGE, INC
Have A Happy New Year
574-1364
W Hwy 90 Midway


GADSDEN COUNTY DAY CARE
SERVICE INC/GRETNA CENTER
Our Thanks Io Our Fnendni ( CusIDmer
856-5434 200 Vanguard Gr Gretna

- GENNIE'S CLEANING SERVICE
We Wish You Joy & Peace Through The Holidays
385-0491
1830 Hartsfield Rd Tallahassee
Hope The Coming Year Brings
L Much Ilappiness
.IJ 1-.' 893-5741
f \. 1415 Timberlane Rd
S,,,/ Tallahassee

FIRST METROPOUTAN MORTGAGE
'-,Andrew Phillisp Brfwh Manpge-.
A Pioperoeus New Yep !t o Oq & AH.
575-8886
33851 Blue Star Highway Midway

PAUL'S PEST
CONTROL
875-1465
1225 Commerce Blvd Midway


J.iUbOUTH BANK
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Member FDIC


I Iv 7 1 HAULInU &
TRACTOR SERVICE
Hoping You Have A Happy Holiday Season
539-8100
8440 Florida-Georgia Hwy Havana


ONE STOP AUTO
SERVICE CENTER
Our Thanks to Our Friends & Customers
663-2577
510 W Washington St Chattahoochee


444 Aplpiard Drike
Tallahassee


)IIN PROPERTIES OF
TALLAHASSEE, INC
62-7112 Fax: 850-562-3569
PO Box 180190 Tallahassee


H&R BLOCK


(rowfordville: 2615 Crawfordville Hwy 926 2377
Oak Volley 5810 N Monroe t51 562.5183
Seors Locorion lollahosep- 1500 Aplacohee Pk.y 656-9526
allakoasee 1700 N Monroe St I 385-1610
3030 S Mnioce St 8711.7-6255 3551 Blairslone Rd 309.0446
1495 Miket Si 671 4365 6753 Ihomasille Rd 668 0499
West Side. 4236 W TennemSe S 574 7072* 3111 Mohon Dr 878-1926
Woodville. 8171 Woodrille Hv.y 421 6410
QOincv 1982 Pal Thnmos Pkwv 627 9595 13 F Jefferson S 627-9495


FLINT EQUIPMENT
COMPANY
Weo ih Our -Fritnid. & ('udistolm r,. 1 I'erfrec Holiduldi. %,iiun
575-561(0
7566 W Tennessee St Tallahassee


FLAG CREDIT UNION
Thanks 8 Best Wishes For The New Year
656-2202
3115 Conner Blvd Tallahassee


SHIELDS ENTERPRISI
"The Roofing People"
DAVID SHIELDS Owne


-Quality Roofing. Re.Rooing
and Repairs at Reasonable Prices
Since 1987"
ES Lic #RC0058639
850-539-9085
2594 Salem Road
r Havana. FL 32333


MAIN STREET BUFFET
7 Days A Week
5 AM 2 PM
539-3600
809 N Main St Havana


LAFAYETTE REALTY SGT RENTALS & SALES CAPITAL CASH & ECONOMY USED AUTO
/ GMAC INC 850-671-2585 CARRY, INC PARTS
Have A Wonderfu Holiday Season 017 oodville Hwy We Wish You A New Year Filled With Success "Under New ManAgement"
S 877-3166 -" Wodville wy 224-2131 421-2277
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SMOKEY BONES BBQ MARIE LIVINGSTON ABC FLOORING CENTER BIG BEND MORTGAGE, INC
386-2480 STEAKHOUSE & SALOON Best Wishes For A Brighter New Year & Wayne Langston
(1/4 Mile N 1-101 Adiacent To Holidav Inn Wlihing One & All A Happy New Year
3131 Capital Circle NE Lunch & Dinner Take Out Available Lunch His Mon-Fri 11am-2pm 877-6600 562-5626
Diner Hrs Sun Thurs 5pm-l10pm Fri-SaL Spm-llpm 1516 Capital Cr Tallahassee 562-5626
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OODMONT LAKE TALQUIN GENERAL, INC (RADLEY'S BEN BOYNTON REALTY, INC
By Encore Senior Living
Tattbassn O.l.-iid trCmmunrt. M V uri ew e ,e nilld Wiih lt.a i .:.d will C O U I NTR Y STO RE Season's. meetings
Providing Southern In lnipliii since 1986 Thanks & Best Wishes For The New Year
562-4123 576-9802 893-1647 298-4393
3207 N Monroe St Tallahassee 22400 Blounstown Hwy Tallahassee 10655 Centerville Rd Tallahassee 267 John Knox Rd, Ste 112 Tallahassee
MOORE CONSULTING GROUP NICHOLSON FARM Be.t Wi.i HOMETOWN TIRE 6 WHEEL
& BEACON RESEARCH, INC HOUSE RESTAURANT e A HappyA dPioperousNtew Ye Our Thanks toOur Friends &Customers
Season's Greetings ww.niholsonfarmholue.com envls n www.on.com 850-539-6171
385-3790 Steak Chicken Shrimp Fish credit union
2011 Delta Blvd Tallahassee 539-5931 200 Coca Cola Ave Havana 850-942-9000 517West Jefferson St Quincy, FL 30 Boyd St Havana


LOOMIS FARGO &
COMPANY
Marn ThaLnks To You... Our Valued Friends & Patrons
385-9652
991 Appleyard Dr Tallahassee


ANESTHESIOLOGY ASSOCIATES Thanks est Wishes
OF TALLAHASSEE .IL For The New Year
We Wish You Joy & Peace Through fle Holidays Of Lean County
385-0144 2173 Centerville Place Tallahassee 850-574-3000


THE HOUSE OF BROWN
FUNERAL SERVICES, INC.
Owner/IfD & Embalmer Rev. Willie Edd Brown GM Bernic B, Brown
Bus Mgr Michael T. McBride* FLA Mortician Assn.
Serving The Entire Big Bend Area. A Family Serving Families Since 1979
575-9396 1108 W Orange Ave Tallahassee


OSAKA JAPANESE STEAK
HOUSE & SUSHI BAR
Best Wishes For A Brighter New Year
531-0222
1690 Raymond Diehl Rd Tallahassee


APPROVED MORTGAGE CONSULTANT
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EVERLASTING TOUCH
TAX SERVICE
539-2229 304W 9th Ave Havana, FL32333
(Art Trail Studios At The Planters Exchange)
219-0677 251 E Harrison St -Tallahassee, FL 32301


GENTIVA HEALTH
SERVICES
Thanks & Best Wishes For The New Year
878-2191
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If you would like to share news
about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. School
items are free of charge, but must
be submitted by 9 a.m. Monday for
that week's issue. Information may
also be faxed to us at 627-7191 or
brought to our office at 15 S
Madison, Quincy.


HMS is recipient of Comprehensive Health Grant. Health bill


This grant will be worth $2,000.00. faculty will be g
It will allow us to offer services to attend the Hava
our parents and community in the ness Center for tl
form of blood checks, and diabetic year. A walking r
testing with blood strips, chased for the f;
In addition, several students and January, the ca

Gadsden County toast, variety of r
Lunch pizza
school lunch menus green beans,
peanut butter coc
Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2
School holiday Wedesday, Jan. 4
Breakfast ba
Tuesday, Jan. 3 sausage pattie, 1
Breakfast -. assorted cereal with Lunch chicken

St. John Elementary School through positive
November Stude:
congratulates students who Pre Kindergartei
exhibit good behavior Kindergarten -
gGrade Nevieda
Quinton Foreha
Congratulations to the following Erika Elena; 4th
students listed below for demon- Vickers; 5th G
strating good character traits Dawkins.




Year in Review...

Gadsden County

School System

By Shaia Rene' Beckwith
Public Information Office

There were some very pivotal events in the past year
that have helped to shape the Gadsden County School
System positively.

January 2005 Newly elected Superintendent Reginald
James calls a district wide employee meeting to announce
reforms to district expectations with emphasis on data
driven instruction and performance based evaluations
.for teachers and administrators.


given scholarship to
na Health and Fit-
he rest of the school
machine will be pur-
aculty td use. After
Ifeteria will serve
mixed fruit.
supreme, seasoned
chilled pineapple,
okie.

nana muffin and
00% fruit juice.
i pot pie with roll,

choices.
nts of the month
n Tionne James;
Tayla Young; 1st
Ruiz; 2nd Grade -
nd; 3rd Grade -
Grade Johnathan
trade Dominique


more vegetables and fruit juice with
less sugar in them as well as offering
a salad bar. We will become healthy,
hopefully more wealthy in the future
and most assuredly wise through
this grant.
buttered corn on the cob, sliced
peaches, white cake.

Thursday, Jan. 5
Breakfast pancake with syrup,
sausage link, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch corn dogs with mustard,
cole slaw, baked beans, cinnamon
apple slice, chocolate chip cookie.

December students of the-month
Pre Kindergarten Destiny Wood;
Kindergarten Tierra Shaw; 1st
Grade Keveonte Thomas; 2nd
Grade Jasmine Murphy; 3rd Grade
- Shancelyn Carter; 4th Grade -
LeAndrea Daniels; 5th Grade -
LaMonica Skipper.


June 2005- The Gadsden County School System.
receives school grades from the Florida Department of
Education. Marked improvement is evident throughout
the district as the percent of "F" schools decrease by a
whopping 30 percent and overall improvement is more
than 60% higher than in the 2004 school year.

July 2005- The Gadsden County School District is
named the 2nd Most Improved School District in the
State of Florida for the 2004-05 school year.

August 2005- Reginald C. James with approval of the
School Board and parents introduces.a uniform policy in
all elementary and middle schools to decrease disrup-
tions and increase student focus and achievement.

November 2005- The Gadsden County School Board
becomes one of only ten in the State of Florida to be cer-
tified.


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money. The new law imposes the "Income-First Rule"
on the wives or husbands of Medicaid applicants. This
rule allows the government to count the income of both
spouses to justify the spouse having to spend more of
the couple's money before either will be eligible for
Medicaid.
* Mortgages and Promissory Notes to be counted as
assets. Under the new law, the government will be able
to disqualify people from achieving Medicaid eligibility
based on ownership of mortgages or notes.
"There are things that people can do to protect them-
selves," says Scott Solkoff, a South Florida attorney
Who has served as Chair of the Elder Law Section of
The Florida Bar and President of, the Academy of
Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the organizations of
lawyers who represent elderly and disabled people in
Florida. Says Solkoff, "This change in the law repre-
sents the most significant change in Medicaid eligibility
since 1988 and no one knows about it. One challenge is
just getting the word out so that people do not inadver-
tently disqualify themselves for Medicaid."
Solkoff and his colleagues are concerned that many
people will make gifts and not understand how to do so
correctly and without understanding the new conse-
quences.
"People should stop making gifts," says Solkoff,
"unless they are making the gifts after receiving advice'
from their lawyer. Gifts and other transactions may still
be made to allow Medicaid eligibility but it requires a
plan. Without a plan, people can be left penniless and.
therefore have nothing left to pay for all that Medicaid
will not cover. What is sometimes worse is that the
Spouse of the nursing home resident is left destitute."
Some Elder Law attorneys are certified as specialists
by The Florida Bar in assisting with asset protection for
Medicaid eligibility. "The new law will hurt innocent
people who lack an understanding of available planning
options. Under the new law, if a grandmother gifts
$10,000 to a grandchild to go to college, the grand-
mother will be rendered ineligible for Medicaid even if
she applies four years later and is totally out of money.
She will regain eligibility after the penalty is over but
every month she is not eligible will cost thousands of
dollars and may well result in a loss of care if there is
nobody to pay for it."
People should also not rely upon IRS rules which allow


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WHEN:
January 12, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Tallahassee Community College
Student Union Ballroom'
Student Union Building, first floor
r.*

WHO:
All seniors, juniors and parents who are
interested in scholarships and financial aid
for any college, not just TCC.

SPECIAL SESSIONS ON:
Prepaid College Tuition
Bright Futures Scholarships
Ask a Counselor
Managing your College Finances
Introduction to Financial Aid

SPECIAL HELP WITH FINANCIAL AID:
Completion of the Free Application for Student
FinancialAid (FASFA) and scholarship searches.

Reminder: If you would like help with your FASFA, please
bring your 2005 tax information with you.


A scholarship drawing will
be held at the end of the
evening in which at least
four $500 scholarships will
be awarded to students for
the college of their choice.
Must be present to win.


CMMU


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(850) 201-TCC-1 WWW.TCC.FL.EDU


$11,000 to be gifted per person per year. "While the IRS
may allow it," explains Solkoff, "Medicaid will penalize
people for having made the gifts."
Nursing homes range in cost from $4,000 per month
for a shared room in a basic facility to upwvards of
$15,000 per month for a nicer facility with more serv-
ices. Most people cannot afford to pay for that care for
very long without becoming impoverished. People
therefore turn to planning strategies that allow a1 person
to preserve some or all of their savings so that they have
their own dollars to pay for services and items,which
Medicaid does not cover.
In Florida, Medicaid pays for almost all nursing iomes
including those that charge the most and are considered
among the best. By federal law, people in nursing homes
cannot be treated differently whether they arelon Med-
icaid or.are paying privately.
With no planning and being unaware of the hew law,
many people stand to lose Medicaid, the only method
available to them to pay the cost of long-term care.
Solkoff explains that Elder Law attorneys all have dif-
ferent fee structures but that many offer initial cbnsulta-
tions in the range of $100 to $500 and that "af1 initial
consultation may be all that a person requires tb make
good choices." Elder Law attorneys advise their clients
how to protect their savings and qualify for Medicaid;
otherwise people are often left totally reliant on Medic-
'aid with no funds remaining to pay for all that Meaicaid
does not cover. Only Florida Bar Board Certified Elder
Law Attorneys are certified as specialists in this area. To
find a Board Certified Elder Law attorney in, your area,
contact The Florida Bar toll-free at 1-800-342-8060 or
go to the Florida Bar website (www.flabar.org), select
"Find. an Attorney" and then click on "Board Certfied
Lawyers."
The law will go into effect as early as January 4th when
the House of Representatives is expected back in Wash-
ington from the holiday recess. The votes have been
very close. On December 19th, the last time the House
voted on the measure, the vote \% as 212 in favor of pas-
sage and 206 against. The Senate reached a tie Which
had to be broken by Vice-President Cheney. Elder advo-
cacy organizations including the AARP and organiza-
tions of lawyers representing the elderly are urging Ieo-
ple to contact their Representatives to voice an opinion,
Additional information can be found at www.naela.org
or by contacting Ann Krauss with the National Academy
of Elder Law Attorneys at (520) 881-4d05 or Susan
Cabrera with the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attor-
neys at 850-656-8848. Scott Solkoff can ie reached.at'
561-889-2288.






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RINKER MATERIALS
513-1764
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3105 W. Tennessee St.
Right on price!
Right in Tallahassee!
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a-1 Auto services Inc.
17974 Blue Star Hwy.
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9 Derrick & Phyllis Lane
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109 S. Main Street Havana, Florida
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Saturday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.


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CARROLL CONSTRUCTION
Complete Home Maintenace & Repair
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Member BBB


191 Victoria Ave Havana, FL 32333
(850) 933-1129


Marsha J. H. Deane, Branch Manager
Premier Mortgage Funding, Inc.
A local lender solving your problems!
244 Glory Road
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20 South Duval St.
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Gadsden

County

Times


Sports News


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


Shird


&
Long

B3 Joe Ferolito







It's from Mobile to Orlando for
me this bowl season. I've always
threatened to attend college bowls
but never really got around to it.


Last Wednes-
day I was in
Mobile and
went to the
GMAC Bowl
that pitted
Toledo against
UTEP.
It was a fes-
tive event and I
was in the crowd
of around
25.000 when the
game started. I
was also among
the 24.000 that
left the game
early as the tem-
perature dropped and the Rockets
from Toledo continued bombing the
Miners from UTEP.
I picked UTEP to win the game
but knew I made a mistake when the


teams entered the field. Toledo was
much bigger overall than UTEP and
it didn't take long to figure out the
Rockets would mash their oppo-
nents.
As I write this column on Monday
I'm preparing to attend the Champs
Sports Bowl in Orlando with my son
Joey.
The game will be played Tuesday.
In last week's column I picked
Clemson to win the game. I need to
be right on that one as of right now
I'm just 3-3 in picking the bowls.
In last week's column I pick the
bowls through the 28th.
This week I'll finish up my predic-
tions.
On the 29th there will be two
games. Georgia Tech will nudge
Utah in the Emerald Bowl followed
by Oregon defeating Oklahoma in
the HolidaN Bowl that da\.


Things really kick up the 30th
with four games on the slate. Look
for Minnesota to out physical Vir-
ginia in the Music City game.
UCLA to out score Northwestern in
the Sun Bowl, South Carolina to
pass Missouri in the Independence
Boxl, and Miami to get by LSU in
the Peach Bowl that day.
In the three games on the 31st N.C.
State will muscle past USF in the
Meineke Bowl, Fresno State w ill run
by Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl, and
TCU will best Iowa State in the
Houston Bowl.
Monday the 2nd has six games. In
them, Alabama's defense gets them
by Texas Tech in the Cotton Bow.l,
Florida will be focused enough to
ease by Iowa in the Outback
Bowl,Virginia Tech bounces back to
get by Louisville in the Gator Bowl,
Auburn shows how good they really


are by dumping Wisconsin in the
Capital One game. Notre Dame
upsets Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
and Georgia scoots by West Virginia
in the Sugar Bowl which will be
played in Atlanta this year.
In Tuesday's Orange. Coaching
Legends Bowl look for Bobby Bow-
den's boys to play great defense and
clip Joe Paterno's boys as FSLI
defeats Penn State.
And in the big game on Wednesday
the 4th, I think Texas will hold the
fort against Southern Cal to give the
Longhorns the National Champi-
onship.
That will close the college season.
making Friday the 5th the beginning
of the 'I can't wait until next year'
season.


Jags' win streak

snapped; Colquitt

Co. wins 55-53
"To be honest it was a tough atmosphere to play in." Coach Dimitric
Salters said about his game in Moultrie last Friday night. "They were a big,
physical team and we had trouble getting adjusted."
The home team Colquitt County, Ga. defeated East Gadsden 55-52 to
snap the Jaguars five game winning streak. "We fell behind early, but came
back to make it a game." Salters continued. "But we didn't shoot well down
the stretch."
SSam McLaurin led the East Gadsden effort with 16 points, 19 rebounds
and 5 blocked shots.
The Jaguars are 7-3 and will play in the Capital City Classic Wednesday
and Thursday at 6:15 in the Civic Center.
On Wednesday they meet Auburn, Ala. and on Thursday they face East
Point, Ga.


Figgers signs with

Alabama State
SMichael Figgers, a 2003 graduate
of Shanks High School, has signed a
scholarship to play football at
Alabama State in Montgomery.
SAfter graduating Shanks, Figgers .
attended Ellsworth College in Iowa
Falls, Iowa and started at linebacker
for the Community College team in
2003 and 2004. He was All-Regional
and helped Ellsworth to a 9-2 record
in the 2004 season.
Having received his AA degree in
Liberal Arts he sat out this past year'
but is eligible to'sign early being a
junior college transfer.
Figgers will enroll at Alabama State
,n January and compete in spring practice.
"I'm looking forward to continuing my football career," Figgers said. "I
think I'll be real happy at Alabama State."
The 5-11, 230 pounder made All-County his senior season at Shanks as he
was in on 103 tackles and had 5 sacks.
Alabama State is the alma mater of Figgers' high school coach Rodell
Thomas.


Middle School finishes seasons at Munroe .
The Robert F. Munroe Day School middle school basketball teams completed their seasons last week with games against Aucilla Christian at
home. The girls' team finished undefeated at 10-0. Pictured in the team picture are: Front row: Tracey Smith, Ashley Lemieux, Spenser Morris,
Kristen Allen, Princey Patel. Back row: Beth Summerford, Courtney Mayo, Alexis Miller,,Victoria Burdick, Laura Mock. Pictured in the boys'
team picture are: Front row: Kearse Baker, Kendal Weeks, Alex Gay, Clay Young. Back row: Teddy Bear Rushing, Hunter Suber, Josh McLen-
don, Alex McCarty, Parth Patel, Miller Joyner. The coaches were Susie Morris and Tommy Young.


Photo by Byron Spires
Dallas Maverick's Stanley Thomas takes a jump shot as a host of Phoenix Sun players watch. The Mavericks beat the Suns Tuesday night 14-12
in Mighty Mites 5-7 year old basketball action.


Bagged his buck
Andrew Clark of Quincy was one happy hunter this weekend
brought home this nice eight-point buck.


SQPRD

activities
Submitted By: Stacey Brown

Aerobics and Yoga classes:
The Quincy Parks & Recreation Department
offers aerobics classes on Mondays & Wednes-
days 7p.m. to 8 pm at the Ferolito Recreation
Center (122 N. Graves Street). Classes include
step aerobics, toning and light weights. Also
available is yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm at the Campbell-Kelly
y Community Center (415 Cooper Street). These
classes include stretching and relaxation tech-
S.4.4 niques. For more information on either of these
classes, please contact the Department at 875-
2255.

Youth and adult taekwondo:
If you are at least seven years of age and are inter-
when he ested in participating in the QPRD Youth and


Adult Taekwondo Program, you may sign up at
the Ferolito Recreation Center for our upcoming
session. The fee is $20 for the 2-month session
that will begin on January 4. Classes are held on
Monday and Wednesdays at the Campbell-Kelly
Community Center from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Contact the Department at 875-2255 for further
information.
QPRD Pee-Wee cheerleaders:
The first game of the basketball cheer season will
be on Saturday, December 31. Game times are
11:30 am and 12:15 pm. Pee-Wee cheerleaders
should arrive no later than fifteen minutes before
gametime. Uniform for the games are white
cheer shirts and gold cheer shorts. The following
is our practice and game schedules for the month
of January. For more information contact the
Department at 875-2255.
Practices:Wednesday, January 4, 11, 18 ,25 at the
Campbell-Kelly Community Center from 5:30
pm to 6:30 pm.
Games: Jan. 2 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm, Jan. 3 5:30
pm and 6:15 pm, Jan. 7 11:30 am and 12:15 pm,
Jan. 9 5:30 pm and 6:1 5pm, Jan. 12 5:30 pm,


Jan 14 11:30 am and 12:15 pm, Jan 16 5:30 pm
and 6:15 pm, Jan. 17 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm, Jan.
21 11:30 am and 12:15 pm, Jan. 23 5:30 pm and
6:15 pm, Jan. 26 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm, Jan 28
11:30 am and 12:15 pm, Jan 30 5:30 pm and 6:15
pm, Jan 31 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm.

QPRD Midget cheerleaders:
The first game of the basketball cheer season will
be on Saturday, December 31. Game times are
1:00pm and 1:45pm. Midget cheerleaders should
arrive no later than fifteen minutes before game-
time. Uniform for the games are white cheer
shirts and gold cheer shorts. The following is our
practice and game schedules for the month of
January. For more information contact the
Department at 875-2255.
Practices: Monday, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and30
from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Campbell-Kelly
Community Center.
Games: Jan. 3 7 pm and 7:45 pm, Jan. 5 6:15 pm
and 7:45 pm, Jan. 7 1 pm and 1:45 pm, Jan. 10 7
pm and 7:45 pm, Jan. 12 6:15 pm, Jan 14 1 pm,'
Jan. 24 7 pm and 7:45 pm, Jan. 26 6:15 pm, Jan,
28 1 pm and 1:45 pm, Jan 31 7 pm and 7:45 pm.


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Gadsden County Times December 29, 2005 15


Year in. Review
Continued from Page 11

growing number of septic tanks.
Bad news hits the Gadsden County School system
when the graduation numbers for all of Florida's school
systems are released. Gadsden ranked the worst at 45.9
percent, compared to the state's 7.19 percent.
Morris Young celebrates his first year as Gadsden
County Sheriff. Young received a plaque commemorat-
ing his first year as the county's chief law officer.
Where were you when the lights went out?
November ended with a limb across a power line that
feeds the City of Quincy.
It happened on one of the busiest days of the year for
local grocery stores, the Wednesday before Thanksgiv-
ing, throwing some last minute shoppers in a near panic.
Electricity was back on in about five hours.

DECEMBER

The Gadsden County School system met state class
size limits and netted $260,000. The money was released
to the general fund for capital outlay only. This is the
first time the county has met the requirements since it
was voted in by constitutional amendment in 2002.
Delores Madison, mayor of Midway, receives the
Mayor of the Year from the Florida League of Cities.
Madison did not take full credit for the designation say-
ing that the the city's council and management had
played a large role in moving the City of Midway for-
ward.
Gretna still faces Florida Department of Environmental
Protection sanctions which will not allow the city to
make any new water hook-ups. The sanctions, which
have been on the city for several years, were relaxed
some last year when a few water connections were
allowed. Now, however, the DEP has said no.
In order to release the sanctions which were based on.
the city being able to produce enough water for its resi-
dents, Gretna has now signed an interlocal agreement
with the City of Quincy. The agreement was approved
by both commissions in December. Whether DEP will
lift the sanctions will not be known until next year.
The hospital again made news as the county and Ash-
ford Health Care Systems duked it out over who will run
the hospital. Rent, mismanagement, and convincing the
state to re-instate the hospital license were at the head of
a long list of hurdles that needed to be jumped before the
hospital can be reopened.
Ashford chooses former Bay County hospital adminis-
trator Ron Wolff as interim chief executive officer of
Ashford. Wolff said he would be getting things ready
when the hospital re-opens.
How to do a forensic audit for the City of Quincy
drove two different meetings in December for city com-
missioners. It was finally decided to bid the process out
and choose the audit firm in January. The need for a
forensic audit grew out of questions about the city's cur-
rent financial crunch. A forensic audit by definition is an
audit in which wrong doing or malfeasance is looked for.
The year will end with both Quincy city firemen and
police officers unions filing grievances against the city.
Both claim that they did not receive their holiday pay in
a timely manner. The police officers' grievance went to
federal arbitration after the city manager said he could
not pay their holiday pay until next year. The firemen's
grievance is still under the city manager's consideration.
County manager Marlon Brown announced that an
agreement was near completion with Ashford Health
Care Systems Inc. The agreement Brown said "looks
good." Plans had been to open the hospital before the
close of 2005.
The hospital has not re-opened as of December 27.


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Chattahoochee Elementary
offers workshop for parents
On Tuesday, January 10, Chattahoochee
Elementary School will have a Families
Building Better Readers workshop from
5:30-6:30 p.m. in the media center.
The purposes for this workshop will be to:
Convey to parents the positive impact
that consistent reading
practice at home can have on their child's
reading achievement.
Empower parents with ten simple
activities to more effectively guide their
children's reading practice at home.
Students are invited to attend with their
parents.
Please make plans to attend this important
training session.
For more information, please contact Ms.
Mary McMillion-parent liaison, Mrs. Phyl-
lis Simmons-reading coach, or Mr. Rober
Lewis-principal at 663-4373.

Driver license, vehicle
inspection checkpoints
for January
Members in Troop H, Quincy district of
the Florida Highway Patrol, are hereby
authorized to conduct driver license/vehicle
inspection checkpoints during daylight
hours at the following locations:
Jan. 1-5: SR 10 (US 90), SR 12, SR 65, SR
267, Fantana Trail.
Jan. 6-12: SR 269, CR 65, CR 157, CR
159, Fantana Trail.
Jan. 13-19: CR 161, CR 270, CR 270-A
CR 274, Fantana Trail.
Jan 20-26: CR 268, Brickyard Rd, Joe
Adams Rd, Selman Rd, Fantana Trail.
Jan 27-31: SR 10 (US 90), SR 12, SR 65
SR 267, Fantana Trail.
GCTD board to meet
The Gadsden County Transportation Dis-
advantaged Coordinating Board will meei
at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Gadsden County
Public Library in Quincy.
The agenda will include a review of the
complaint and grievance procedures, a
review of the bvla% s. the CTC report ;and
the staff report.
For more information, or if you require
special accommodations at the meeting
because of a disability or physical impair-
ment, contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning Council at
(850) 674-4571, or by email at
arpc7@gtcom.net.

DEP:recycle Christmas trees
The Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection is encouraging Floridians tc
recycle their tree after the holiday. Florid-
ians buy several hundred thousand,Christ-
mas trees each holiday season. Before


recycling a Christmas tree, remove all tinsel
and ornaments. Some other suggestions
include:
* Place the tree in the yard or garden for
use by birds and other wildlife. The
branches provide shelter from strong winds
and cold. Additionally, food can be sup-
plied by hanging fruit slices, seed cakes, or
suet bags on its branches or smearing
peanut butter and seeds in pine cones and


hang them in the tree.
* Prune off the branches and place the
boughs over perennials as winter mulch.
* Chip the tree and use as mulch around
trees, shrubs, or in flower beds.
* If you can't use the tree yourself, contact
local government offices or your sanitation
service. Most communities-have some type
-of Christmas tree disposal program. Some
have central collection areas, while others


collect the trees at curbside.
* Conservation groups may provide other
options. Some hunting and fishing groups
collect trees and use them to provide habi-
tat for fish and wildlife.
For many, selecting and decorating tho
Christmas tree is one of the highlights of
the holiday season. After the holidays, recy-
cle your tree and prolong its usefulness.


Eluster Richardson, Quilt Maker, 2005, oil on canvas, 24 x36 inches


Richardson s art captures history

of African Americans in Florida

'New Struggles and Triumphs' at Gadsden Arts Center


New Struggles and Triumphs is the sec-
ond series of an exhibition by artist Elus-


Steer Richardson that
captures the history
of African Ameri-
cans in Florida from
Reconstruction
- through the mid-
Twentieth Century.
This exhibition
illustrates the lives
of everyday African
SAmericans. young
.irnd old, 'iural aind V
urban alike, through
struggles and in tri-
Sumph.
This story of
SAfrican American
life and contribu-
tions is evident
across the country.
and particularly in
the American South.
This exhibition is
Presented by TDS Telecom.


History and Culture, was born and


raised, and maintains


What: ELUSTER
RICHARDSON:
New Struggles &
Triumphs


hen:January 13 -
March 4, 2006


Where: The
Gadsden Arts
Center, Quincy


Eluster Richardson, Artist in Residence
at the Riley House Museum and'
Resource Center of African-American


a studio in Talla-
hassee.
"Uplifting,
inspiring, and
educational" are
words often
heard when peo-
ple speak of his
art. Eluster has
exhibited his
work and won
numerous
awards through-
out Florida and
the Eastern
United States.
Eluster
Richardson's
painting entitled
Granny Atkins,
of one of Talla-
hassee's best
known mid-
wives, oil on


canvas, 37 x 25 inches, is now at the
Smithsonian.
Be sure to join us for exhibition open-
ing -events on Friday, January 13: a


Gallery Talk by the artist at 6:15pm fol6
lowed by the Opening Reception from 7'
9pm. The exhibition continues through
March 4, 2006.
The Gadsden Arts Center, located at 13
N. Madison on Quincy's historic court-
house square. Call ahead to arrange, a
guided tour for any group of five or
more; or visit during any regular gallery
hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 am-
5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pim.
Public admission $1; members and chil
dren admission is free. For more infor-
mation, call (850) 875-4866 or check the
web at \% u t\AladsdeniialJs.co:m .
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Blood shortage

alert from

local Red Cross

Southeastern Community Blood Center
(SCBC) reports that the blood types O-posi-
tive and O-negative are at less than a one
day supply for Gadsden and the 24 other
counties in North Florida and South Georgia
to which SCBC provides donated blood.
"Blood use in our local hospitals was heavy
over the holiday weekend due to car acci-
dents and emergency surgeries. We have had
four days of no blood drives; no bloodmo-
*biles on the road to collect blood because of
,businesses being closed for the holiday. This
'has left us with a very low supply to now
:meet the demands of regular surgeries and
,patient care. We need the help of our blood
'donors now," said Jeanne Dariotis, CEO of
SCBC.


If the blood supply does not increase, the
next step will be to reschedule elective sur-
geries so that blood will be available for
emergencies. Each week 750 donations are
needed to meet the need of patient surgery
and treatments.
The Southeastern Community Blood Cen-
ter asks healthy individuals, who are at least
17 years old and weighs a minimum of 110
pounds, to donate blood and help increase
the community's blood supply to acceptable
levels.
The Southeastern Community Blood Cen-
ter is a nonprofit and the only blood center
providing blood to families in 25 counties in
North Florida and South Georgia. SCBC's
home office is located-at 1731 Riggins Road
in Tallahassee, FL, with branches in
Thomasville and Douglas, GA and in Mari-
anna. SCBC also has five mobiles sched-
uled daily for blood drives hosted by busi-
nesses, civic groups, schools, churches and
state agencies.
For more information about mobile and
branch locations, contact the Southeastern


Community Blood Center at 850-877-7181,
800-722-2218 or at www.scbcinfo.org.
Branches are open Monday through Friday
from 9am-6pm.. SCBC's Tallahassee Rig-
gins Road center is open on Saturdays, from
9am-1pm.

TCC foundation

receives $42,000

from Able Trust
The Able Trust awarded the Tallahassee
Community College Foundation $42,813 to
create a Multisensorial Study Strategies
Tool Kit for tutors who will work with stu-
dents with dyslexia and other learning dis-
abilities to enhance their educational and fu-
ture employment experiences.
The Tallahassee Community College Foun-
dation ,provides scholarships, faculty and
staff support, instructional equipment and
new and improved facilities to further en-


hance the learning environment on the cam-
pus and to respond to community needs in
Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla Counties.
Now with the Multisensorial Study Strate-
gies Took Kit, tutors will be able to teach
students with dyslexia and other learning
disabilities effectively and efficiently.
"The Able Trust is proud to support the Tal-
lahassee Community College Foundation as
they work towards providing excellence in
teaching and learning to .all of their stu-
dents," said Wendy Spencer, Board Member
for The Able Trust.
The Able Trust awarded grant funding to
10 agencies across Florida totaling more
than $330,000 during the second quarter of
the 2006 Fiscal Year.
Since 1992, The Able Trust has granted
over $1.7 million to nonprofit agencies in
Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla Counties that-
support employment-related programs for
people with disabilities.
About The Able Trust. The Able Trust, al-
so known as the Florida Governor's Alliance
for the Employment of Citizens with Dis-


abilities, is a 501(c)(3) public-private part-
nership foundation established by the Flori-
da Legislature in 1990.
Its mission is to be the leader in providing
Floridians with disabilities fair employment
opportunities through fundraising, grant
programs, public awareness and education.
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2113.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SOF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,
S FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 05001344 DRA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION

IN RE: The Marriage of
BERTHA L. HALL,.
Petitioner/Wife,

and

WILBERT HALL
Respondent/Husband

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,
Florida 32351,-ori or before
January 5, 2006 and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court, before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

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

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office
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 J
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 04-94-CAB

IABAT PROPERTIES, LLC


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12/08tf list, sacrifice $1900. 222-


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12/08ff


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12/08tf


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sell brand new with war-
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12/08ff


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set in plastic with warran-
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12/08ff


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 Judgmenl of
Foreclosure in 1rIns cause, in
the Circuit Coun of
Gadsden County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated
in Gadsden County, Florida
described as:

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, PA.
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 voice 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


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NOON

MONDAY -

NO

EXCEPTION.

627-7649


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:

Commence at a Round
Concrete Monument
(found) known as marking
the Souihwesl Corner of Ihe
Nonh, one-hall ol the
Southwest quarter ol
Secuion 3-4, 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.
Prom 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


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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 Qpg.ty
Courthouse. Ouincy. 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
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN"
COUNT'i. FLORIDA

CASE NO. 05-849-CAB

JOHNNY PETRANDIS
Plaintiff,

vs.

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

NOTICE QF 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
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
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.:


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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.

SAll 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 dther 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 ;HE
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.

Signed on this 14th day of
July, 2005.

/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
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons hav-.
ing claims or demands
against the decedent's
estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN
THREE 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;
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 peing 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
corner 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
boundary a distance of
20.01 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

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.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND


JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 05-001356-
CAA
JUDGE: REYNOLDS

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A
1999 CHEVROLET SIL-
VERADO PICKUP
TRUCK, VIN:
2GCEK19T1X1284577

NOTICE OF COMPLAINT;

TO: ANY AND ALL PER-
SONS WHO CLAIM AN
INTEREST IN THE FOL-
LOWING PERSONAL
PROPERTY:

1999 CHEVROLET SIL'
VERADO PICKUP TRUCKI
VIN: 2GCEK19T1X1284577,

NOTICE is given pursuant
to' Sections 932.703 and
932.704, Florida Statutes
(2005) that the DEPART-
MENT OF HIGHWAY
SAFETY AND MOTOR
VEHICLES (Department);
acting through its division,
the Florida Highway Patrol,
seized the above-described
personal property on
November 16, 2005 in
Gadsden County, Florida,
and is holding the personal
property pending the out-
come of forfeiture proceed-
ings. All persons or entities
who have a legal interest in
the subject property may.
request a hearing concert
ing the seized property by
contacting the undersigned.,
A complaint has been filed
in the Circuit Court of the
SECOND JUDICIAL CIR4
CUIT, in and for Gadsdern
County, Florida. Orn
December 12, 2005, the
trial court entered an order
finding probable cause. If noi
claimants appear within 20
days, the Department will
be seeking a final order of
forfeiture.

Dated: December 23, 2005

Charles J. Crist, Jr.
Attorney General

/s/ Anthony Andrews
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney:
General
The Capitol, Suite PL-01
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
1050
Tel: (850) 414-3300
12/29 & 01/05/06c



Cont. on pg 18


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LtGALS


GA30j4347










18 Gadsden County Times December 29, 2005


FROM


pg 17


NOTICE
Pursuant to Ch. 373, F.S.
Sthe Northwest Florida Water
Management District gives
notice of receipt of an appli-
Scation (44-2006-11G), sub-
mitted by William Ventry,
2006 Luten Rd., Quincy, FL
32352, to construct an agri-
cultural impoundment,
located in S3NE/T2N/R4W,
Gadsden County. For more
information, comments or
objections, please write to
the Division of Resource
Regulation, NWFWMD, 152
Water Management Dr.,
Havana, FL 32333. Any
objections or comments
must be filed with the
District by 5:00 p.m.,
January 14, 2006.
12/29/05c

LEGAL NOTICE
Gadsden Mini Storage will
be having a Sale on the fol-
lowing units, January 4,
2006, for non-payment of
Rent.


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L-415 Carlfred Anderson
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Gadsden County Times December 29, 2005 19




It's a hard road. And Jessie Ray Johnson is glad.


Band of residents who

worked for 50-years

:to get road paved

Didn't live to see it.

:by ALICE DU PONT
'Times Editor

Jessie Ray Johnson never thought she
-would live to see Carswell Road, where her
family has lived for the better part of a cen-
tury, paved.
SAfter all, the ones who for the past 50 years
:have pleaded, hounded, and cajoled the
;county to pave the road have all passed
'away.
"They worked for years to get this road
paved. First, they told us that we had to wait
-until we got a stop sign. Then, they said they
-had a list. We were on the list but we didn't
-know where." .It just didn't seem like it
-would ever happen for the little band of res-
idents who never gave up.
-Johnson said the core group who kept after
:commissioners to pave the road included her
-sister, Clifford Carswell, Wyatt and Louise
-Burs, James Allen, and Enoch and Mamie
-Lee Anthony. Although the area is her home,
-Johnson lived in Quincy for many years
'before moving back to the family's home-
-stead.
SShe said the group worked hard in front of
commissioners and behind the scenes. They
,made telephone calls and supported candi-
dates who promised to get the road paved.


"They really tried for years and years, now
I'm the only one left, but I'm so proud of the
road. They haven't finished yet, cause my
drive way is messed up. but I guess they'll
get everything right," she said.
Johnson said that although she lived in the
city she visited family on Carswell Road
regularly. "The road was just bad. Especially
after a rain people was always getting stuck,
sliding every which way. It was just a mess,"
she said.
When it wasn't raining, a thin coat of red
dust coated the furniture. No matter how
much she dusted the dust seeped in under
window sills and through doors that weren't
open. "You can't keep up with the dust," she
said.
That's all behind her now.
On October 6 she came home and noticed
little stakes all along the road with plastic
red ribbons attached.
"I saw the men working down the road and,
after I put my packages in the house, I went
to ask them what's going on out here. They
told me they were getting ready to pave the
road and I was so happy I shouted," she said,
still smiling as she recalled the memorable
day.
"I said 'Oh my God, you mean ya'll really
going to pave the road'. It took forty years
and I was tired of coming home in the mud,"
she said.
Carswell Road is north of the Quincy city
limits about four miles. It is fairly straight,
but the red clay is what gets you. "It gets
sloppy and slippery, and muddy when it
rains." In recent years Johnson has slipped
in the ditch three times. "The last time was a


Jessie Ray Johnson points down Carswell Road where she lives. Although it took the county many years to pave the rural road, the
residents couldn't be happier with the results.


few weeks ago when they were in the mid-
dle of the paving project. I expect that's the
last time in the ditch for me," she said. The
paving has passed her house and the 1.21
mile road is well on its way to completion.


"Mother Nature is the determining factor.
And this time if year employees have accu-
mulated a lot of leave time they have to use
before it turns into sick time," said Cliff
Schnepf, senior engineering technician for


the county's Road and Bridge Department.
Others throughout the county are happy,
too. Schnepf said the county crews are
working on several road paving projects cur-
rently.


Grievance


Continued from Page 1

of the day to day operations and fell
under the city manager's jurisdic-
tion.
According to Quincy police officer
David Talley, representing the local
Police Benevolent Association at
last week's meeting, 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 Christmas, he
said. 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
to sell back accrued holiday leave in
December.
The problem, Banks said at the
special called meeting, was the
city's current financial status. Banks
said that he had even considered
giving the officers one-third of the
holiday pay or about $12,000.
Interim finance director Christie
Joyner was asked if the city could
find the money. Joyner said it had
not been in the budget and that
under the city's current plan to solve
their cash flow problem the money
was not available.
The firefighters' grievance was not
mentioned in last week's special
meeting. Their grievance had just
been filed, firefighter Stoney Hall
said after that meeting.
Representing the firefighters Hall
said he understood the city's finan-
cial plight.
"We understand the city is in a
hardship, but now you (the city) are
making employees suffer a hard-
ship, too," Hall said.
"They are in violation of our con-
tract and that is why we filed the


NOW


grievance," Hall added.
Banks had stated in the meeting
that the city intended to pay the hol-
iday pay, but it would be later, pos-
sibly March or April before the city
could pay.
The problem for both unions is that
in past years the holiday pay was
given out in the middle of December
in time for Christmas. The firefight-
ers and police officers received the
letter about the city not being able to
pay the holiday pay a week before
Christmas. Those that were expect-
ing the holiday pay found them-
selves without the usual Christmas
money of past years.
Hall said that if there had been
some contact with the rank and file
about the problem they could have
maid some dadjJirnmcn' "'had they
said something about it sooner
instead of dropping a bombshell on
us," Hall said about the timing of
the letter.
From here Hall said the firefighters
will need to wait until the city
responds. If nothing is forth coming
Hall said it would then be turned
over to the firefighters' union
lawyer.
The police officers filed their
grievance before the firefighters and
have moved to the next step of the
grievance process. Hall said that
four firefighters are affected by the
delayed holiday pay buy-back.
The PBA's grievance is now in the
hands of its attorney. The next step
will be arbitration between the city
and the PBA. Sgt. Larry Gilyard
said that 12 officers have now
joined the PBA grievance
Both Hall and Gilyard said that the
holiday pay was for the contract
year of 2004-2005 which ended on
the last day of September this year.
When asked if he thought the holi-
day pay buy-back would be
resolved soon, Gilyard said, "if we
get paid this week it will surprise
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Hospital utilities disconnected again


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Utilitiy service to Gadsden Com-
munity Hospital was disconnected
again Tuesday shortly after 5 p.m.
"Ashford has not paid their
November bill. They owed us about
$6,000 and the $20,000 cash bond
they posted was running out," said
Quincy city manager Willie Earl
Banks.
Banks said Ashford Healthcare
Systems, the company that currently
manages the hospital, promised to
put up a $20,000 cash bond and a
$50,000 surety bond. The cash bond
is almost used up and if,,te city,,
waited another month to collect the
bill may have gone over $10,000.
"They never kept their word about


the $50,000 and they haven't said a
word to us since we made the agree-
ment. Their intentions could not
have been to do the right thing,"
Banks said.
Banks said he has grown tired of
Ashford: "They seem to be trying to
get by without paying us. Our citi-
zens have to pay their bills or they
get cut off. We've tried to work with
them, even after they owe us
$107,000 and have that tied up in
bankruptcy court. We tried to work
with them but they don't seem to
care," Banks said, citing telephone
calls to the company's attorneys that
went unanswered.
.,While,,the problem with the utility
payment is between Ashford and the
City of Quincy, Banks said he called
county manager Marlon Brown to


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Meeting Notice
The City of Quincy Planning
and Development Review Board
(PDRB) will meet on Tuesday,
January 17, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
in the City Commission's
Chambers at City Hall.

The agenda includes the
following items:
(1) Variance Request at
747 Pat.Thomas Parkway
(2) Variance Request at 116
South Madison Street and
(3) Review of proposed
changes to development
review fees.

Please contact the Building and
Planning Department at (850) 627-
7681 ext. 226 with any questions or
comments. If you have a disability
requiring accommodations, please
contact the Quincy Building and
Planning Department at least three
(3) working days prior to the
hearing. To access a
Telecommunications Device for
Deaf Persons (TDD) please call
(850) 875-7310.
12/29c


inform him of the decision.
"Mr. Banks did inform me of the
city's intentions and it should not


Hospital


Continued from Page 1

last surgery performed was in the
1990s and as a critical access hospi-
tal, a surgical unit is not required.
The pile of trash was gone even
before the AHCA survey team left
the premises.
AHCA will be working with the
county to get the facility back up


affect the negotiations that are going
on with Mr. (Michael) Lake and the
county," Brown said.

and running.
"One thing the citizens ought to
know is that we are working as hard
as we can to get the hospital back
open because the most important
thing is to get our citizens good
health care," said commission chair-
man Ed Dixon.


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO TRANSMIT

PROPOSED LAND USE CHANGE:


Owens
Small Scale Land Use Amendment
9.47Acres from Agricultural 3 to Rural Residential
The applicants, George Owens, Russell Owens and Ralph Rish,
have presented a small scale land use amendment for 9.47 acres of
land as indicated in the map above. Said 9.47 acres are further
described by Tax ID numbers 5-OL-OR-OS-0000-49300-0100, 5-
OL-OR-OS-0000-49300-0400, and 5-OL-OR-0S-0000-49300-0500
and are located on the east and west sides of Pat Thomas Parkway
(SR267) adjacent to Mossy Oak Acres Subdivision and Sadberry
Road. The applicant is seeking appvval to change the Future Land
Use Map land use from Agricultural 3 (1:20) to Rural Residential
(1:1). 'The Board of County Commissioners will hear the
application and receive public conment and conduct a first reading
of an ordinance to adopt the land use amendmenfTuesday,
January 10, 2005. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the
Commission meeting room located at the address below. More
information can be obtained on the proposed changes at the
Department of Growth Managemat, lB East Jefferson Street,
Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons wishing to comment may do so
at the public hearings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida 32351.



12/29c


NOTICE OF INTENT
TO TRANSMIT LAND
USE AMENDMENT
The Planning Commission will
hear an application for a small
scale land use amendment known
as the Chance Amendment (CPA-
2005-24). The applicantproposes
to amend the Comprehensive
Plan, Future Land Use Map by
changing 9.68 acres from
Agriculture 2 and to Rural
Residential The property is.
further described by parcel
number 2-13-3N-2W-0000-
00412-1000 and is located on the
north side of Glades Road (CR
12B), north east of Fairbanks
Ferry Road and west of McNair
Road and Perry Lane. The
meeting will be held
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission
meeting room. Persons wishing
to review the files on the above
project may come to the Planning
Department at 1B East Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL, or call (850)
875-8663 for more information.
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