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Havana audit
Auditor tells commission
they made his job easy
Page 3


Higher fee
The Quincy City
Commission is looking at
building permit fee hikes.
Page 3


Dog gone
Sheriff Morris Young says
new uniforms for animal
control reflect good job.
Page 2



No response

from Ashford

after hospital

talks stall

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Marlon Brown, county
manager, said the county has not
heard from either Ashford
Healthcare Systems, Inc. or GE
HFS Holding, the company that
financially backed Ashford to
the tune of $2.6 million, since
the announcement last week to
back away from the negotiations
table with the two.
The talks have been going on
for four months with no
resolution.
"We have not heard a word
from them to my knowledge. I'm
sure they know about our
actions, but they have not
commented at least to me,"
Brown said. Efforts to reach the
county's attorney and assistant
attorney were unsuccessful by
press time.'
Last week Ed Dixon, chairman
of the board of county
commissioners, held a press
conference to announce that the
county had re-established and
appointed members of the
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors. The move was the
county's first step in backing
away from talks with Ashford
and setting in motion the process
to secure its own license and re-
open the hospital.
Dixon chronicled the events
leading up the the decision made
by the board, including
Ashford's default on the lease
agreement with the county,
problems with the Agency for
Healthcare Administration
(AHCA), and Ashford's filing
for bankruptcy.
"The major obstacle we now
face in completing the transfer
(of the license) is GE Financial,
which provided Ashford with a
secured line of credit, and is now
entitled to collect money on
Ashford's old accounts
receivable. The county has
attempted to work with GE, but
GE has basically insisted that the
county take the risk of
collection. The county can't be
put in a position of taking on
financial risk for GE," Dixon
said.
Dixon said the county's
position is now and has always
been, "to provide the best quality
healthcare possible to the
residents of Gadsden County."


Quincy hires forensic audit firm


Tallahassee firm to be
paid $80,000 for work

by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

The question: Should there be a forensic
audit of the City of Quincy's books?
The possible answers: maybe, or no, or
wait, or not sure at this time.
The final answer: yes.
After an hour long debate about what firm
to hire to perform the city's forensic audit,
or if there would even be an audit at this
time, the commissioners came to their final
decision.
On a motion made by commissioner
Derrick Elias the commission, in a three to
two vote chose the audit firm of Thomas,


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Howell and Ferguson PA from Tallahassee
for the forensic audit.
The price tag, a hefty $80,000.
Commissioner Keith Dowdell voted
against the firm. Dowdell had been a sup-
porter of an earlier audit firm, KMR, for the
job.
The commission late last year heard a
presentation by the firm of KMR as a can-
didate for the forensic audit but the com-
mission said no to KMR. KMR had been
solicited by the city's staff. Several com-
missioners at that time did not want to use
an auditor chosen by the city's staff.
Dowdell brought the firm of KMR up at
this week's meeting as an alternative to
Thomas, Howell and Ferguson. His motion
to hire KMR failed for the lack of a second.
Mayor Sherrie Taylor voted against the
measure. Taylor said she was not against


the audit firm, but the way in which the
firm would be paid.
Taylor had wanted the funding to come
from the city's unrestricted reserve. The
funding of the audit will come out of
money set aside for the city's payment plan
with Capital City Bank. Quincy's plan to
work out of the current financial crises had
been discussed earlier in the meeting.
The commission had approved for the
mayor to sign a $550,000 loan with Capital
City Bank. The money was the balance left
on a line of credit for $750,000 the city
received in October of last year and would
be paid back over a six month period.
Interim city finance director Christie
Joyner had explained to the commission
that loan payments of $100,000 plus inter-
est were to be made on the loan. She added
at that time that plans were to pay the loan


off ahead of the scheduled due date of
September 1.
When asked if taking the money from the
loan payment money would create a prob-
lem Joyner said that her plan to pay the
loan off early would need to be adjusted,
but she did not see a problem.
Commissioner Andy Gay said that he and
Dowdell had been at the citizen's commit-
tee meeting that oversaw the audit bidding
process and had been impressed with the
Thomas Howell and Fergerson firm. Gay
said his concern. was how the city was
going to be able to pay for the costly audit.
"Can we afford to do this," Gay said.
Gay mentioned the possibility of having
the state's auditor general office perform
the audit. The problem, Gay was informed

See AUDIT on Page 22


NAACP asks



for rejected



school site


Photo by Byron Spires
Commissioner Derrick Elias and city attorney Jack McLean, foreground, listen to forensic audit
debate


"All I ever wanted 1P L


to be was a good

teacher."


Doris Black


is Gadsden


teacher of


the year

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Tears of joy streamed down her face. "Thank you
Jesus. Thank you Lord. All I ever wanted to be was
a good teacher," was all Doris Black managed to
say Wednesday when school officials walked into
her classroom with the news that she had been
selected the 2006 Teacher of the Year. She is the
exceptional education teacher at James A. Shanks
Middle School.
The 33-year veteran teacher said she never
expected to win the honor and thanked everyone
for having faith in her ability. "I promise all of you
that I will do all within my power to make you
proud of this honor you have given me," she said,
still wiping away tears.
"Her commitment and tireless efforts to ensure
students are well-rounded, productive citizens


Gadsden County Teacher of the Year Doris
Black got the surprise of her life when an
entourage of district employees and School
Superintendent Reginald James visited her
classroom.
represents the epitome of excellence in education,"
said her principal, Rosalyn W. Smith.
"She consistently demonstrates her leadership
skills as she continues to serve as lead teacher for
the Exceptional Student Education department at
Shanks Middle School. She is a mentor for her
peers (in general education and exceptional student
education) and does not hesitate to share her time
and talents with others," said Sharon Thomas,
program specialist for Exceptional Student
Education.
Black says the key to her success in the
See TEACHER on Page 22


Group wants

former cemetery

for monument

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The Gadsden County School
Board tabled a request by the
local branch of the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) for
donation of property the board
owns that was once the proposed
site of West Gadsden High
School.
"The Gadsden County Branch
respectfully requests that this
illustrious Board donate the
church site and graveyard on the
school board's property located
on Flat Creek Road, Quincy, to
the NAACP. We are specifically
interested in the church and
graveyard due to its historical
value to the citizens of our
county. It has been brought to
our attention that the site was
previously submitted and passed
through the bid process in which
your office recommended that
due to the low interest in the bid,
as well as the low bid price
received, that all bids be
rejected," said Sam Palmer, vice
president of the organization.
The only bid the district
received on the land, for which
they paid $383,610, was for
$152,178 from W. Martin Ard.
The recommendation was to
reject the bid. That bid was
officially rejected unanimously
during Tuesday night's meeting.
Ard had offered $1,550 per acre
and the county paid $4,750 per
acre.
Palmer said the NAACP
wanted the land donated so they
could begin the process for
historical landmark designation.
"The NAACP will erect a
monument(s) in honor of those
who have been laid to rest at this
site," Palmer said.
"This is my first time hearing
of this. I would like to ask the
staff to look. into this," said
Roger Milton, board chairman.
Judge Helms questioned
whether the property could
legally be donated to an entity
that was not a governmental
body. Counties, cities, school
boards, and the state often donate


land to each other, but Helms and
other board members wanted
attorney Debra Minnis to
research the legal issue.
Other board members said they
wanted to know how much
property (the organization wants)
was involved. Sam Hawkins,
president of the NAACP brought
the issue of the cemetery before
the school board last year and
effectively put a -stop on using
the site for school construction
when, he said, he learned a
cemetery was on the site.
The school board hired a firm
that conducts tests to determine
cemeteries to probe the property.
The found that certain markings
were consistent with a cemetery
on two pieces of property.
Board member Issac Simmons
asked if Palmer, Brenda Holt,
and Gail Bright (also
representing the NAACP) could
accompany him to the property
to show him exactly where the
graves and the church are
located. "I've never seen any
documentation as to where it is,"
he said.
Palmer said the organization
wants to erect "an edifice on the
scale of the San Lui Mission site
in Tallahassee."
In other matters, Simmons and
classroom teacher representative
Dwayne Ivory questioned the
number of new employees.
Simmons said his concern was
that with fewer students, the
number of employees keeps
rising. In February 2005 there
were 1,029 employees, in
February 2004 there were 1,052
employees compared to 2006
when there are 1,077 employees.
Ivory said he was confused
over the numbers the district was
sharing with the public. He said
that the district announced that
there were 100 new students this
year, but he questioned if
teachers (8 added this month)
were in classrooms or "just
walking around."
"They are considered teachers
but they 'may not be in a
classroom all day and they may
not contact with one student. Yet,
they are considered teachers," he
said.
Two churches were also
recognized and presented plaques
for their contributions to Stewart
Street Elementary School
through the faith-based initiative:
St. James AME in Quincy and
Body of Christ Ministry.


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2 The Gadsden County Times March 2, 2006


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Photo by Alice DuPont.
Sheriff Morris Young with animal control officers Willie Saucier and Wade Hare.


County employees going to the dogs


New uniforms reflect
status...a lot more than

dog (or gator) catchers

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Almost 100 animals used for fighting have
been confiscated throughout the county in the
past year. Sheriff Morris Young gives a lot of
the credit to the two Animal Control Officers,
Willie Saucier and Wade Hare.
"They have done a fantastic job. They get
calls from people about dog fighting, and they
refer them to us and we make the arrests,"
said Sheriff Morris Young.
These referrals, he said, have helped
deputies do their jobs more efficiently. Young
came to see the officers and their new
uniforms last Friday afternoon.
"They only had civilian clothes before.
When they knocked on the'door people didn't
know whether they were officers or not. Our
department purchased the uniforms so that the
men can present a professional appearance,"
Young said.
"They are nice," said Saucier. "Now we feel
like we are a part of something, not just dog
catchers."
They are a lot more than dog catchers.
Recently they have gotten several calls on
alligators. Most of the calls, said Wade, have
come from the St. John area and a couple
from the Lake Talquin area. They've also
answered their share of snake calls. Saucier
said snake calls are among his favorite.
By far, the calls that come in are from
people who have problems with dogs. "The
county and the City of Quincy both have leash
laws, but a lot of people don't go by them.


Maybe they don't know what the law is,"
Saucier said.
Both ordinances are fairly lengthy, but
Quincy's City Manager and the County
Manager agree that it is the animal owner's
responsibility of making certain they are
aware of the ordinances.
In Quincy,
an animal i* f id rhe


P1


Is a vicious animal.
In the county, the leash laws are geared
more toward dogs since most complaints that
led to the development of the ordinance
stemmed from dog problems.
In the county:
Dogs are prohibited in public places if not
under direct
1/m- owra-i.r Q's control. Direct


can be bi'
impounded if rei y of m aki m -er
the owner they are T aware C the. o'rbfr. nc,.
fails to get a
license or has n ..
an A f47!
unrestrained Vicv tittun [s $n.h! y thir.Z oI eAC /,
dog, cat, or a e b ,own l viil3tio? '3 .,
nuisance
animal,
including
vicious animals. The animals are kept for no No owner of any
less than 72 hours unless a licensed for the care, custody,
veterinarian determines that the animal is a allow the dog to go
threat to the health of humans other animals. or parks unless unde
Owners are to exercise proper care and A dog does not
supervision of their animals so that the animal control if it is on the
does not become a public nuisance. Every dog is used for hunt
or cat in heat is to be confined to a building or permissible uses.
secured in such a manner as to not breed with Dogs that are no
other animals unless it is planned. do not meet the crit
Wild animals are not allowed as pets in the seized, restrained, ii
City of Quincy. by authorities.
The actions of any animal can be defined as In the county-ui
a public nuisance if the animal: monetary fines for v
* Molests passersby or passing vehicles. A first violation is
* Attacks other animals. $250; third or additi
* Trespasses on school grounds. Animal owners wl
* Is repeatedly at large. on the leash laws
* Is in estrus or unconfined complain about ani
* Damages public or private property. Saucier and Hare al
* Barks, whines, or howls in-an excessive, on call weekends an
continuous fashion. '
A' 's


control means
immediate and
2.1 continuous
physical control of
the dog at all
times either by
leash, cord, chain
or an individual
capable of
restraining the
dog.
dog or person responsible
y, or control of a dog can
onto public streets, roads,
r their direct control.
t have to be under direct
e premises of the owner or
ting, training or other
t under direct control, and
eria for exception, can be
pounded, or disposed of
like the city-there are
violations of the ordinance.
$100; second violation is
ional violation is $500.
ho want more information
or citizens' who want to
mals can contact officers
t 875-4979. They are also
d holidays.


Fagg running for Gretna

-. City Commission Seat 3


Hello citizens of Gretna. My
name is Willie Fagg. I am a
lifetime citizen of Gadsden
County and a proud resident of
Gretna for the last 10 years.. I am
an honorable husband (married to
the former Jewlanda Williams for
eight years) and a father of two
beautiful girls (Jewelisia and
Trinity). I am also a devoted
member and minister at St.
Stephens PB Church, Elder Harry
M. Cloud, Sr., pastor. I have
decided to enter the race for
Gretna City Commission Seat 3. I
believe that a public servant is
one who is devoted to seeing to
the needs of the community.
He/she should also speak for their
constituents in a manner that
demands the utmost respect. I
believe that our city is headed in
a positive direction, and our City
Commission will be the fuel that
drives that advancement. As your
Commissioner in Seat 3, I vow to
deal with every issue that comes
before me. I cannot change the
world, but I can guarantee you
steadfast and committed
representation. I promise to hear
your concerns and promptly bring
them before the Board. I will be
visible in the community, lending
a hand when ever needed. I want
to help bring the pride back to
Gretna. Some issues I will


address once elected into office
will include: programs for our
youth, accountability,
neighborhood watch, cleaner and
safer roads, community
beautification, housing
rehabilitation and address health
issues.
It's time to get to business! It's
been a long time coming, but I
know a change is gonna come!
With your vote on April 25, we
can begin that change. I pledge
your support as I start on this
journey to help build our city
back strong, and even stronger
than before. Catch hold to the
vision and do the right thing.
Thank for you your support.


ulletin 1 3oarb

Shanks class of 1974
The class of 1974 will have a meeting at 4 p.m. March 5 at City Hall.
The $50 deposit is due on or before March 5 for the trip to Atlanta June
23. No exceptions. This is your last chance to participate. All interested
class members please be present and on time. If you have any questions
or concerns, please contact Eula Coster at 627-1138 or 205-5167 ext.
3006.

Concert of African music, dance: feast for eyes, ears
Two incredible concerts will be coming to Quincy and Tallahassee in
early April. More than half a dozen different groups will be entertaining
attendees with a stylish and professionally produced evening of African
music and dance.
Scheduled to perform at this time are The Tri-State Choir, The
Thomasville Road Baptist Church Choir, The Fellowship Mass
Community Choir, Grace Lutheran Church Choir, Undivided, Select
High School Choirs, and The African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc.
will showcase a number of dances
The first concert will take place from 7:30-9:30 pm on Friday, April 7
at the Leaf Theatre in Quincy. The second concert will take place from
7:30-9:30 pm at the Chiles High School Auditorium in Tallahassee. For
details call 850-508-2127.
Ticket prices:$8.00 per adult, $6.00 for college students with ID, and
$4.00 for youths 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the venues,
and group tickets are available for purchase at special prices.


Dept. of Transportation holds meeting

for Gadsden US 90 resurfacing project

A meeting will be held on March 2 from 6 to 7 section of Gretna to north SR 12.in Quincy and
p.m. EST at Quincy City Hall, City Commissioner's south SR 12 (approximately .5 miles) from the


meeting room, 404 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy.
The purpose of this meeting is to notify the
affected property owners, local government and the


pavement change to the return radius of SR 10 (US
90). Milling of the existing shoulder and other
related rehabilitation and safety improvements will


public of the proposed resurfacing project. be included. The anticipated duration of the project
Improvements consist of milling and resurfacing SR will be approximately 185 days. The letting date for
10 (US 90) from the beginning of the four-lane this project is scheduled for June 6, 2007.





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The Gadsden County Times March 2,2006 3


Havana's 2005-2006 audit makes the grade


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

A job well done was the one
of the many accolades Bob
Powell showered on the
Havana council and staff.
Powell, of James Moore and
Company, Havana's audit firm,
said that there were no findings
or recommendations in this
year's audit and that the town
received an unqualified audit
report (a top audit designation).
He added that there
were no findings or
recommendations in last year's
audit either.
Powell praised the town's
council and staff for their
preparation for the audit. "You
folks make this so easy on me,"
Powell said about
completing the 2004-2005
audit.
As a note of interest Powell
said that the town had a $1:2
million unrestricted reserve
fund which he said was about a
year's operations.
With rising utility cost,
Powell said the town may want
to look at ways to level utility


Bob Powell from the James Moore and Company audit firm gives
the Town of Havana good grades on this year's audit.


bills. He said that the town's
fuel adjustments in the past
were in the $20,000 to $30,000
range and have now been
driven up to nearly $500,000.
Fuel adjustments are charges
the utility companies charge
the city based on the volatile
fuel prices. Those adjustments
are then passed on to the
residents. During times of high


fuel cost the fuel adjustments
rise considerably.
A possible rate change, he
said, would be one way to level
the end cost to the residents.
Powell said that over the next
few months the town's staff
will be bringing the council
some alternatives.
About the town's financial
status, Powell said "the


numbers look great."
Powell was not the only one
to heap praises.
Mayor T.J. Davis, said he
was not -surprised at the
outcome of the audit. Davis
praised the town's staff for
their jobs, specifically naming
the town manager, Susan
Freiden, former town clerk
Karen Myrick and current town
clerk Howard McKinnon as
being factors in the excellent
audit report. "I am very
pleased," Davis said.

\In other business:
* A report by Myrick (who now
works part-time for the town as
a senior accountant) about the
upcoming Town of Havana's
Centennial to be celebrated
December 9, 10. Myrick said
that plans were well underway
for the event with a
commemorative coined being
stamped for the occasion.
There is a cost of $10 per coin
for those that would like to
order one. (You can contact the
town hall for more information
concerning the coins at 539-
2820).


Quincy looks at raising permit fees


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

A building fee rise may be
around the corner for local
residents and contractors.
The Quincy commission
held a workshop to look at the
possibility of raising building
fees Tuesday afternoon.
Quincy. has not raised
building fees in eight years,
according to interim growth
management director Kirk
Tanis. The reason for looking
at raising the fees Tannis said
had a two. fold purpose.
Last year the city's building
department fell short $2,000 in
generating enough money to
pay for itself, Tanis said.
Raising the fees would help
alleviate that shortfall.
The city building
department, according to
Tannis, can be funded by fees
charged for. its .services.;iLast,,


year the department generated
$118,000 in fees and permits
with an expense cost of
$120,000.
Florida statutes prohibit the
department from generating
additional funds. Making the
department self-supporting is
the purpose for the increase in
fees. He said that the staff
was recommending an overall
five and three-quarter percent
raise in residential permits,
with a six percent overall
increase in business permits.
As an example, Tanis said
that under the current plan a
1500 square foot house would
cost $920 in permits, the new
plan would raise that to $975.
A 4000 square foot business
would see a rise under the
same example from $2250
under the old plan to $2386
under the new plan.
The residential increase for
.i.remodelers and roofing would


go from the current permit cost
of $30 to $75. Base permits
Tannis said would rise about
150 percent.
Several commissioners were
concerned about the impact the
new fees would have on local
residents.
Commissioner Andy Gay
asked if the fees were
comparable to other cities.
Tanis said that the fees were
lower than Gadsden County's
fees and comparable to cities
the size of Quincy. He
mentioned Marianna as an
example.
Compared to Tallahassee/
Leon County fees, Tanis said
that at first glance they appear
higher, but those entities have
a host of additional fees they
tack on as well.
Mayor Sherrie Taylor said
she did not want the fees to be
top heavy and affect the., local,,
citizens that could not afford


the additional cost.
Commissioner Derrick Elias
had concerns that the timing of
the increases was bad. Elias
said the city needed to get
some other issues straight
before making a decision.
Taylor suggested the fee
issue be brought back in April.
or May.
There was also some
concern about the presentation
by Tanis comparing the new
and old fee charges. The
commission asked for a clearer
comparison:
City manager Willie Earl
Banks told the commission that
another reason for the need for
revamping the fee structure
was the increase in the number
of new house starts. He said
that over the next two to three
years Quincy would be starting
to see growth.
This.was workshopp and no,
decisions were made.


Other plans include
commemorative t-shirts, a
parade of train equipment on
the CSX railroad through town
and honors for the town's
oldest and youngest residents.
* The council approved a bid
from John Jones for air
conditioning duct work to be
done in the town's medical
building.
* McKinnon told the council
that bids would be sent out in
March for the town's banking
needs. The bid, McKinnon


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* The council heard from
McKinnon concerning the
construction work that will
start within the next few
weeks. The county will be
working on Highway 12 in
Havana (5th Avenue).
* A motion was made and
approved to pay the towns bills
followed by a motion to end
the meeting. A total of 30
minutes was spent in session
by the council.


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I like dogs, to a point The certainties of life


I like dogs just as much as the next
person. When I lived in the country, because
I had the space for them to run and place, I
had two dogs. I was always considerate of
others though when it came to my dogs.
I didn't carry them the festivals or places
where pets were not allowed. I was aware
that just because I loved my pets everyone
didn't have the same feelings. It would have
been inconsiderate and ill-mannered of me
to thrust my animals on others.
Pets are a lot like children. They are
yours, they are cute and YOU love them.
Their little antics are not cute or funny to
anyone but YOU. While it may be pleasing
for you when Fido runs around your legs, it
is not pleasurable to others.
There are dogs in my neighborhood that
pretty much roam the street, day and night.
Often I hear one or two of them chasing
someone riding a bicycle or walking down
the street. One dog, which the owners insist
won't bite, sometimes barks viciously at me
when I go to my own trash receptacle.


Keep our heritage alive

Dear Editor:

As the nation remembers
and celebrates the
contributions of its African
American citizens, I felt it
necessary to acknowledge
some little known or maybe
unknown history regarding
Africian Americans living in
the small neighboring city of
Gretna.
Imagine if you will, the
time was reconstruction, the
civil war was over, slavery
was dead and blacks living in
the small town of Gretna
began to catch on fire with the
desire to become prosperous.
Malcolm X's objective to gain
empowerment was by any
means necessary. Martin
Luther King, Jr.'s objective
was to gain empowerment by
a gentler, non-violent
carimpaign, while the citizens
of Gretna's objective was to
gain empowerment by
exerting their efforts to
register to vote for the first
time.
With the help of the local
NAACP enough citizens
became registered to vote .and
elected the first black chief
elected official, mayor to
govern its affairs.
Earnest 0. Barkley, Jr.
became the first black mayor
since reconstruction. Under
his leadership Gretna moved
to levels never experienced
before, and the city began to
prosper. Doors were opened as
Mayor Barkley attracted
grants for solar energy for
housing, water and sewage
treatment, self help housing,
OEO grant for management
programs, comprehensive
assistance grant from
Development of Housing and
Urban Development Phase
One, collaboration with the
School of Business and
Industry of Florida A&M
University, Gretna Young
Adult Conservation Corps
grant, a multi purpose
municipal complex (city hall)
was built and a medical center
(Gretna Clinic).
I can recall the first black
businessman thriving in this
little town called Gretna.
Named for its grits mill ages
ago, Bartow and Susie Henry
owned their family operated
laundromat. Serving the


Monday morning as I'm leaving home I
notice what looked like a ball of fur moving
near my deck. On closer inspection, it turned
out to be a puppy. It looked to be about two
weeks old. Where it came from or where it
went, I don't know. All I know is that it
wasn't mine and I didn't want it around my
house.
I have a problem with dogs using my yard
to relieve themselves. I wish I had a remedy
to prevent these dogs from using my yard. I
can't catch them at it, and if I did, what
could I do? They'd be gone by the time I got
someone out to take them away.
Some of my not so dog-friendly friends
have advised me on just how to get rid of the
pesky creatures, but I prefer not to do
anything so drastic.
I wouldn't even have to entertain such
thoughts if animal owners were considerate
enough to keep their animals confined to
their property. I don't think that's asking too
much.


citizens of Gretna by cleaning
their clothes and delivering
them fresh and clean. James
Smith, Sr. owned the first
classic restaurant made
famous for his jumbo
hamburgers made fresh for his
guests each weekend.
People visited as far as
Tallahassee, Florida A&M
University enjoyed the
delicious hamburgers and the
best barbecue ever in the north
Florida area. Mr. Smith later
became elected by the citizens
of Gretna as town councilman.
I remember Hayes Grocery
owned and operated by
Charles, Rhoda Hayes and the
children.
A small family business
grocery and dry goods store
where they served the
community regardless of their
ability to pay. Hayes Grocery
expanded into a gas station
and even extending further
into an upscale nightclub
featuring live entertainment.
Mr. Hayes was also elected
by the citizens of Gretna as
town councilman. Business
was booming in the little town
of Gretna. All of the
businesses owned by African
Americans located in the heart
of city, Main street U.S.
highway 90, Gretna, Florida.
I am not sure of how much
of our heritage as a citizenry
of Gretna is known or
acknowledge by our children.
Carter G. Woodson, father of
Black History, wrote "if a race
has no history, it has no
worthwhile tradition." So we
must keep our history alive for
our children's sake. It is good
for our children to know that
Earnest 0. Barkley, Jr.
became the first black elected
official.
It is good for our children
to know that after Mr.
Barkley, there were many
more first black elected
officials to follow.


shows variation in occurrence
around the world, with high
rates associated with areas of
greatest incidence of malaria.
Therefore, carriers are
somewhat more resistant to
malaria. Sickle cell trait rarely
causes any medical problems.
Persons with sickle cell trait
do not have anemia, no
painful episodes, no elevated
susceptibility to infection, and
no shortening of life
expectancy. Some anecdotal
cases were mostly in
situations involving military
training, strenuous sports or
endurance activities. Since
about 10% of the black
population has the trait, there
are many, many people with
the trait doing all kinds of
things. Reportly, high altitudes
cause problems but many
flight attendants have sickle
cell trait. Persons with sickle
cell trait includes professional
football players, Olympic
track stars, scuba divers,
-soccer players, at least one
Infantry Lieutenant Colonel
(me, a combat veteran,) and
some Air Force pilots.
I am alarmed that the cause
of death in the Boot Camp
case is attributed to sickle cell
trait. The severe beating
caught on tape seems to ignore
the numerous blows, kicks and
other acts of violence heaped
upon that child. So, at least
10% of you (2,628 in Gadsden
and 8,541 in Leon)) should be
alarmed, too. If that finding
stands or goes unchallenged, a
very dangerous precedent will
have been set to explain away
all kinds of wrongdoing! Any
act of violence against a sickle
cell carrier can be and will be
blamed on sickle cell trait.
Such a finding falls just short
of declaring an open season on
carriers of the sickle cell trait!

Charles F. Evans


Rhoda Bethea


Boot camp problems

Dear Editor:

The death of the young
man in the Boot Camp is a
very tragic event. I share in
the sorrow of his family. I was
shocked to hear that sickle cell
trait attributed to the death.
Sickle cell trait occurs in
approximately 10% of the
Black population. Therefore,
in Gadsden County,. there are
about 2,628 (2004 census)
persons with sickle cell trait
(carriers). In Leon County,
there are approximately 8,541
(2004 census) carriers.
Persons with the trait are
carriers but they do not have
disease. The carrier frequency


In praise of Bill McGill

Dear Editor:

I worked with Bill McGill
for seven and one-half years at
the Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners. We
worked on several projects,
yet the one I remember most
was the fund raiser for the
cheerleaders at Havana High
School. The funds that were
raised sent students to Sydney,
Australia for a cheerleader
competition. One
of the (very happy) young
ladies called the office from
the airport in California to
thank Commissioner McGill
for the work he did to make it
possible for them to have that
experience.


Have you ever thought about the
certainties of life. There are some you know.
The sun will certainly come up tomorrow.
We may not see it, because of clouds, but it
will be there just the same.
If you really think about it, most of our
life is surrounded with certainties.
The physical world is full of them.
Gravity is one of the better known
certainties. If you are in a plane 30,000 feet
in the air and it quits working, you are going
to come down at some point.
My Uncle Cratus was a believer in
certainties.
He, like Sir Isaac Newton knew that for
every action there is an equal and opposite
reaction.
"It is certainly going to rain today," he
might say.
It was a certainty for him, because he
knew when his big toe that the steer stepped
on in 1947 started to throb, it was going to
rain.
There was no sense in arguing about it
either, when he said he was certain
something was going to happen, it did.
"This is the spot, I'm certain of it," I
remember him saying as he propped up on a
stump on the banks of the Appalachicola
River near Aspalaga.
"Cast over there," he told me as he flicked
the butt of cigarette in the water in the
direction he wanted me to cast.
"There ain't no fish there," I said, half
expecting a reprimand for doubting him.
"Just cast over there, I'll gare-un-tee you
a big ol' kitty fish," he said looking at me
over the top of his glasses. i didn't know if it
was a warning to not question his certainty
or not, but to be on the safe side I did as he
said.
In a few minutes I was reeling in a hefty .
size Channel catfish.
"How'd you know there was a fish in that
spot, Uncle Cratus," I asked him.
"Son, there is some certainties in this
world and one of-'em is that that there is a
swirl hole in the river," her said, as he
pointed to where I had just caught the big
catfish. "And them ol' cats like them swirl
holes."
Uncle Cratus liked to tell you about
certainties too.
"See that dog right there boy," he said as
he pointed to one of the five or six dogs that
lived at his house.
"I'm certain he's got fleas," he said.
Being young and impressionable at the
time, I had to know how he knew the dog
had fleas when the dog was thirty feet away.
"How can you tell from here he's got
fleas," I asked.
"Cause he's scratching," Uncle Cratus
said.
Sure enough on closer inspection the dog


I want to let his family know
that this was not the only call
that I got thanking Bill for his
work in not only his district
but countywide. I often teased
Bill about his being the only
countywide commissioner.
Everyone called on him for
service no matter where they
lived in the county. I know
that many took advantage of
his generous nature, but they
are on their own now. The
Lord God needed Bill's talents
in heavenly kingdom.


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did have flees, as a matter of fact he had a
pretty good crop of fleas.
Uncle Cratus was a mechanic by trade
and there was always a few cars around his .
house in need of repairing, including his.
I remember one time a man brought his
car by for Uncle Cratus to check out.
The car it seemed was using a lot of oil.
Uncle Cratus raised the hood and looked
at the engine for a few minutes and then
turned to the man.
"I'm certain you have a lower front main
bearing seal, that's bad," he said.
"How can you tell that from raising the
hood," the man said, "that seal is on the
bottom of the engine, you couldn't see that
by looking at the top of the engine."
"You're right," he told the man, "but, I
saw the oil leaking when you drove up, so
when I looked under the hood and didn't see
a leak, I knew where it was coming from."
As usual he was right, it was just another
proof of the certainties of life, he would say.
Uncle Cratus liked to squirrel hunt and
squirrel hunting had some certainties.
"Sit right here by this hickory tree, I'm
certain some'll come along soon," he said.
As usual he was right. In thirty minutes I
was covered up in squirrels.
Uncle Cratus was a part of my growing up
years and over those years he taught me a lot
of certainties.
He was not a perfect man. He had his
faults like everybody does. Over the years as
I grew from a child into a man we actually
grew closer and I can honestly say that I
loved him as my uncle and he knew it.
Few days would go by that I did not see
him in Gadsden Wholesale the store that
owned here in Quincy.
One particular early afternoon he came by
to visit. He had been sickand was to go to
the doctor that morning.
As we stood and talked at the counter that
day he told me what the doctor had said.
Uncle Cratus had been diagnosed with
lung cancer. It was bad, real bad and the
doctor would not give him much hope, if
any.
"Byron," he said, "I'm certain I can beat
this cancer."
It made me feel better to hear him say he
was certain he could beat the cancer. I felt
when Uncle Cratus said he was certain, that
everything was going to be alright.
Uncle Cratus made some life changing
decisions including getting back into church,
something he had not done in my lifetime.
Not everything is 100 percent certain and
in Uncle Cratus' case he could not beat the
cancer. But, I'll tell you this, he gave it a
heck of a run for its money.
That has been over 20 years ago and if
there is a certainty in my life, I can say that I
certainly miss Uncle Cratus.


Bill added a very human
element to being a person in
public office. He never treated
me or the rest of the staff as if
we were the lowly employees.
That is why we enjoyed
working with him and that is
why we miss his presence
today.
I want to thank his family for


allowing him to be a part of
my life and the lives of
everyone who knew him.
Thank you for allowing me,
Linda Harris, to share my
memories with you today.

Linda Harris


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24th annual Black History parade


Photo and stories by Alice DuPont,
Times Editor
Despite the minute-to-minute
threat of a downpour, hundreds
lined the streets Saturday
morning for the 24th annual
Black History Parade, followed
by a festival on the Courthouse
Square. Parade
Tr participants
Included
SHAN K Steppers for
Jesus from
-V Apalachicola,
1NL I TGE the Buffalo
RDA Soldier
__ _:_.- Horseback
Riders of
!' Albany, GA,
church groups,
and fraternal organizations ,as
well as the marching bands
from East Gadsden High School
and James A. Shanks Middle
School. The festival, which
drew about 500 to the
Courthouse Square, featured
dancers, singers and speakers
with a special appearance by
Sen. Al Lawson (D-
Tallahassee). Anxious
organizers kept a wary eye
skyward and to the delight of
everyone, the rain held off until
about 8 p.m.


There were lots of fun things Ball was postponed and has the National Guard Armory.
for'children and lots of food to been rescheduled for Saturday, Tickets are $10 each and can be
enjoy. The African-American March 4, from 7 p.m. until at purchased at the door.


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SpecialO lympi cs:.

Competition among champions
Above left Kim Nelson and Dana Mobley race down the track at this year's Special
Olympics held at East Gadsden High School's track. Right, Jermine Booker runs for the
long jump. Over 100 Olympian participated in this year's event
Photos provided by Susan Bently

Truck and trailer stolen in Quincy


by BRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer


A 1998 Chevrolet pickup
truck and a trailer loaded with
lawn equipment were stolen
Friday afternoon at 1001 West
Washington Street. The truck
and trailer belong to Grounds
Maintenance, a locally owned
lawn service.
According to a Quincy
Police Department report, an
employee of the company
arrived at the location at
approximately 2 p.m. and took
the keys out of the ignition and
placed them on the floor of the
truck. The employee then
took a gas operated blower off
the truck and started blowing
off the property.
Thirty minutes later the
employee returned to the truck
and found it missing.


A witness stated in the report
that he had seen a black male in
the truck at approximately 2:30
p.m. headed south on Slappy
Street.
The truck is described as a
white 1998 Chevrolet C-2500'
with damage to the passenger
side rear quarter panel. The
trailer is a 16-foot work trailer
and had an assortment of lawn
equipment on board including


two red and gray X-Mart zero-
radius mowers.
The truck and trailer have been
entered into the NCIC/FCIC's
databases. The investigation is
still on going at press time.
If you have any information
concerning the vehicle or
equipment please contact
investigator Hall at the Quincy
Police Department at 875-7335.


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St. Mary Outreach and

Soul-Winning Ministry

We are excited to invite you to
our first Women's Conference
"Equipping the Total Woman" on
March 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Our
expectations are that God will
move in the miraculous and do
the impossible in this conference
so that your joy will be full and
your peace maintained. As a
result you will be gloriously
equipped, strengthened and used
by God in ministry.
For information, please call
Sister Juanita Thigpen at 627-
7436. Free registration begins at
8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served.
Elder Julius Robinson is the
pastor.

New Jerusalem presents
musical program

New Jerusalem Missionary
Baptist church will present an
Appreciation Musical Program
honoring Brother Montrail T.
Harris' at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday,
March 4. The church is located at
311 SE First Street, Havana.
Elder Julius Harris is assistant
pastor.
For more information, please
feel free to contact Brother
Gregory D. Williams.

Faith Cornerstone
Fruit of Spirit program

There will be a Fruit of the
Spirit Program on March 11 at 6
p.m. and a revival March 13 -
March 17 at 6 p.m. CST at Faith
Cornerstone Church. Pastor
Virginia Smith will be the
revivalist.
For more information you may
contact Pastor Virginia Smith at
(850) 856-9056 or (850) 569-
5600, Evangelist Eldiest Andrews
at (850) 487-8766 or Sister
Ugreenal Ivey at (850) 875-4871.
The church is located at 5460
Collins Chapel Road, Malone.


The Disciples' Group organized
and sponsored "The 2006
Disciples' Cruise."
The Disciples' Cruise provided
a time of recreation, relaxation
and revelation to people from the
four Gadsden County churches
and from throughout north
Florida and south Georgia. The
cruise was held Feb. 20-24, on
the Sovereign of the Seas cruise
ship,, which traveled to the
Bahamas for four days.
The four churches in Gadsden
County are Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church, Beulah Hill
Missionary Baptist Church,
Deliverance Temple First Born
Church and Shiloh Primitive
Baptist Church.
Jr. Bishop Titus B. Deas, Jr.
(pastor of Deliverance Temple)
and Rev. Matthew M. Carter II
(pastor of Beulah Hill) provided a
joint workshop on "debt-free
living." Rev. Lloyd Graham
(Antioch) and Elder Ester Watson
(Shiloh) provided a joint
workshop on "romance."
Everyone in attendance enjoyed
the wonderful cuisine and the
very relaxed atmosphere of this
cruise. Since the 2006 Disciples'
Cruise was so unforgettable the
Disciples' Group has begun to
plan its 2007 cruise.
Everyone is welcomed to
participate. Now is the time to
make plans for the next
adventure. If anyone would like
more information on the 2007
Disciples' Cruise, they should
contact Rev. Lloyd Graham at
(850) 627-7007.


Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist
Church

Please join the Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church family
in mid-week Bible Study with
preacher/teacher Rev. James
Russell. The SEMBC Youth
Ministry will meet Saturday
afternoon at 2 p.m. Please join the
SEMBC family in morning
worship and holy communion on
Sunday norliinii at 11 a.m. The
message; v. ill be delivered' -,y_\
Rev. J.iii-e Rusll]
Also family and friends are
cordially invited to join the
SEMBC family as we are
"Sweating in the Spirit." Aerobics
classes are held on Mondays and
Wednesday led by Sister Alice
Stokes and Sister Mary Frances
Kenon. Class begins at 6 p.m. on
Monday and 5:45 p.m. on
Wednesday.
The church is located at 2718
Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.

Old Bethel fish dinners
to benefit youth
The Young People Department
of Old Bethel A.M.E. Church will
be selling fish dinners and baked
goods this Saturday, March 4, at
Spotlight Detail located on
Crawford Street across from
Quincy Liquors. This event will.
begin at 9 a.m. Please come out
and support our youth..


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.Arde n ia t'ris, Pastor & Minister Awrhie L Friwn, Associate G tileman-EAtl
112 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL

Presents: It's Semi-Annual "Prayer Breakfast"
March 41t, 2006 at 9:00 A.M.
In the Simon Scott Building
The Guest Speaker is Evangelist Ann Williams of Greater
Bethel Baptist Church in Chattahoochee, FL. Elder
Clarence Jackson, Pastor.

Ticket prices are $10.00-adult, $5.00-children, and
can be purchased at the door.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact: Mother Ethel
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Obituries

Civil Louise Alexander

Civil Louise Alexander,' 82, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in
Havana.
Graveside services were February 24 at Woodland Cemetery. Faith
Funeral Home, Havana was in charge of arrangements.

Allen Bryant

Allen Bryant, 59, of Quincy, died on Thursday, February 23, 2006 in
Tallahassee.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2 at Mt. Hosea MB
Church, with burial at Mt. Hosea Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home
has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by, his ex-wife, Beverly Bryant of Buffalo, NY; his
daughter, Rosalyn Bryant of Buffalo, NY; five brothers, Fred Marshall
(Nancy), Billy Marshall (Carolyn) and Leroy Marshall (Vera) of
Quincy, Robert Marshall (Annie) of Bainbridge, GA, and Joseph
Hogue of Buffalo, NY; two sisters,' Erma Favors (Joe) of Quincy and
Halsie Norris (Freddie) of Ft. Lauderdale.

Rev. A. I. Dixie

Rev. A. I. Dixie, 93, of Quincy,
died Wednesday, February 22, 2006
in Tallahassee. '
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. "
Saturday, March 4 at Antioch MB
Church, with burial at Sunnyvale l
Cemetery. Rev. Lloyd Graham will .
officiate. Visitation will be from 1-
7 p.m. March 3 at Williams Funeral .
Home, who has charge of
arrangements. _.
Survivors- include his wife, Joe
Eva Dixie of Quincy; his son, Jewel il,
Jerome Dixie of Chattahoochee; his .
daughters, Ruby Coleman of
Chicago, IL., Linda Jean Dixie Of ..
Miami and Estelle Dixie Forehand
of Quincy; 13 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren.

Ossie B. Hines

Ossie B. Hines, 82, died Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Capital
Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born
in Seminole County, GA, and before moving to Havana she lived in
Philadelphia, PA for 17 years. She was a member of the Mother's
Board of Greenwood Baptist Church for 17 years, and was a member'
of Mount Ararat Primitive Baptist Church for 21 years.
Funeral services were February 25 at Mount Ararat Primitive Baptist
Church, with burial at Conyers Cemetery in Climax, GA. Cloud and
Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her son, Rev. Frederick Hines (Linda) of
Philadelphia, PA; her daughters, Mother Bernice Hines, Retha Hines,
Deloris Swain (Theodore) and Evelyn Davis (Curtis) all of Havana;
her sisters-in-law, Katie Mae Shaw of Reno, GA, Iola Hines of West
Palm Beach, Julie Ann Hines of McCraeville, GA, and Annie Jones of
Ft. Pierce; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and a loving host


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ever\d-\ since
the day you .ent aw ay. a
Happy Birthday Momr
Love.,
Mom, n. Dad. husband. ,.'
sisters, brothers, kids, l
grands, great-grands
and friends



In Loving Memory








'Monica 9Ann Ortiz

"Baby Angel
Sept. 29, 1978-Feb 28, 2005
It has been a year since
you left us. Our lives go on
without you, buy nothing
is 'the same. We think of
you everyday, sometimes
we even call your name.
Our hearts still are sad-
dened, but each of us has
fond memories of you.
You will never be forgot-
ten. We will always love
and miss you.
Love Always,
Your daughters Natalie &
Alyssa; Mother, Father,
Sisters, Nephew, Brother-in-
law, and Stepfather.


of nieces, nephews, cousins as well as friends, three loving god-
children; and a loving, devoted caretaker, Myrtle Smith of Havana.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sylvester Hines.

Lucille Searcy McPherson

Lucille Searcy McPherson, 93, of Tallahassee and formerly of
Quincy, died Saturday, February 25, 2006. She retired from Crouch's
Drug Store.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Church in Quincy, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles
McClellan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan McPherson Kirby of
Clearwater; her sons, Bobby McPherson (Virginia) of Quincy, and
Jimmy McPherson (Rachel) of Tallahassee; six grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren.

World Day of Prayer Service is Friday

The 2006 World Day of Prayer Service will be held at 12 noon on
Friday, March 3 at the Shelfer Chapel of the Centenary Methodist
Church in Quincy. The theme of the service this year is "HOPE." The
offering will go to benefit activities at the Gadsden Women's
Correctional Facility to provide craft materials to be used by the ladies,
who make items that are in turn given to other organizations such as
Refuge House and the Literacy Program. Everyone is invited to attend.


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We, the Bethea Family would like to
express our sincere appreciation to each
of you in our time of bereavement.
Thank you for the cards, flowers, prayers,
phone calls, food, condolences, courtesies
and other'acts of kindness.

The Bethea Family,
Annette, James & Charles


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"Continuing a tradition started in Havana and Quincy
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In Loving Memory of ''
Mrs. Corine Bell Palmer, : '
February 29, 1932 January 18, 2003 -
"We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the
body and to be present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8 NKJV)
With thankful hearts we praise God for
your legacy of love. We cherish your gener-
ous, joyful spirit on your birthday. We
realize that you have stepped into the
dawn of a brighter day.
Happy Birthday!
Loving You Always,
Henry, Linda, Roderick, Caroline,
Robin, Lyndon & Braxton




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March 3, 1985
Dearest Sally,
We thought of you with love today, but that is
nothing new. We thought about you yesterday,
and the day before that too. We think of you in
silence, and often speak your name. Now all
we have are memories, our lives are not the
same. Your memory is our keepsake, with
which we'll never part. God has you in his
keeping, We have you in our hearts.

We love you and we miss you!

The Family
Te'Ambernique, Treyvion, The Williams Family,
The Parks Family, The Walker Family, a very spe-
cial Godmother Barbara Walker and a
special friend, Quincy Ludlow.
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Feb 21 had been one
year since you letI us.
Loving you & miss
you. You'll always be
in our hearts. You'll
never be tbrgotten.
Love,
Your Children &
Grandchildren


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iAfteormy troubles are' ast
Aftor th' sorrows are takon away.
I shal[s'eoo 'jesus at ast.
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je.sus so kin) an? true';
on hi- Dfeautifui throne,
tWe Wi/Wfcome me m&home-
Aofte'r the,' ay is through.


"He has sent me to bestow.. on them a crown of
beauty instead .of ashes, the oil of gladness instead
of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a
spirit of despair"
-Isaiah 61:3


Happy Birthday


%Yy


Loving You Always,
Mom, Kevin, Brandon, Sergio, Freddie, Deontd,
Grandmas Lizzie & Ola Mae, Shanita, Derricus
and Shonda Lockwood, Rod Kelly, Godmother Ella,
Godsister Dee Dee, Aunts, Uncles, The Fellas, and
all of your loved ones.


Ma 4 ,,. / ./ / 4. 006
Greetings in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we
greet you in divine love.

"A man after God's own Heart"
Dr. Gerald Thomas, Sr. was born and raised in the city of Quincy, Florida, and
graduated from James A. Shanks High School in 1979. He went away on a football scholarship to Lane
College located in Jackson, TN. During his sophomore year, 1982, he received a call to preach the Gospel.
He graduated from college in 1984 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Economics.
In 1985, the Memphis Showboat USFL, under the direction of Coach Pepper Rodgers, picked up Dr.
Thomas. In 1986, the league folded which gave him the opportunity to go to Canada as a pick up player for
the Ottawa Roughriders. In 1987 the NFL went on strike. At that time Dr. Thomas was picked up by the
Dallas Cowboys to play strike football. A shoulder injury caused him to hang up his cleats to pursue the
call of God. This led Dr. Thomas to Mid-America Theological Seminary, where he received a Masters
degree in Divinity in Theology. From there, Dr. Thomas went to American Baptist Theological Seminary
in Nashville, TN. In 1989 he was called to Friendship Baptist Church in Memphis to intern for six months.
In 1991 he received a call to pastor Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Dyer, TN. During this period he
organized an outreach ministry with Full Gospel Baptist Church, which still exists today under the leader-
ship of Pastor Douglas Harris. Dr. Thomas received a call in 1996 from Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church
in Quincy, the church where he was born and raised in Christ. During this transition Dr. Thomas still man-
aged to receive a second Masters degree in Religious Arts in Christian Education from Jacksonville
Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL. Also, a Doctorate degree in Religious Philosophy in Christian
Psychology.
The Lord has blessed Dr. Thomas with a loving wife, Marilyn, and three beautiful children, Aesha, Geralyn,
and Gerald, Jr. Having all the experience in training and with the call of God, this led him to organize
Greater Harvest Ministries, now located in Gretna, across from Gretna City Hall. The Lord has blessed
Greater Harvest with multi-talented members, and 18 ministers. The first assistant to the Pastor is Elder
Marc Black, second assistant Elder Terry Thomas and third assistant Elder Shannon Peoples (also the youth
pastor). Within this Ministry there are 39 other ministries. Greater Harvest Ministries has 200+ members,
and is four years and five months old to date.
We the members of Greater Harvest Ministries have been wandering in the wilderness for
four years. Come help us celebrate the Canaan Land experience.
The Pastor didn't strike the rock, so he will be there.
We the members of Greater Harvest Ministries would like to thank:
Pastor Clarence Jackson, Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Chattahoochee, Florida
Pastor Moses Harrison, Mt. Zion Prmitive Baptist Church, Quincy, Florida
Pastor JaHazel Dawkins, Bostic Temple Christian Center, Shiloh Community
Pastor Solmon Lee, Sr., Greater Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida
Pastor Reginald Washiington, AGAPE Christian Fellowship, Quincy, Florida
Pastor John Lee, Miracle Temple COGIC, Mt. Pleasant, Florida
Bishop Nathaniel Pollock, Tabernacle COCWIH, Mt. Pleasant, Florida
Bishop Nathaniel Bond, DHP Ministries, Jackson, Tennessee


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Abby Hartley and Ryan Andrew Doddridge


Hartley, Doddridge to wed


Mr. and Mrs. John D. Stavrakis
of Tarpon Springs, and Mr. and
Mrs. Gregory Hartley of Eagle,
ID, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Abby Hartley of
Dallas, Tx, to Ryan Andrew
Doddridge, also of Dallas.
Mr. Doddridge is the son of Dr.
Rock and Suzanne Edwards
Doddridge of Asheville, NC.
Miss Hartley's maternal
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Robert D. Campbell of Pocatello,
ID, and her paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Knudsen
of Boise, ID. Abby graduated
from Countryside High School,
Clearwater, and the University of
Florida with a degree in
anthropology. She is a case
manager at CIGNA Disability
Insurance Company in Dallas.
Ryan's maternal grandparents


Andrea Jean Kirch and John


are Betty and Otho Edwards of
Quincy, and his paternal
grandparents are Sandy
Doddridge of Miami, and the late
Rodney Doddridge. Ryan
received an International
Baccalaureate Diploma from St.
Petersburg High School and
graduated from the University of
Florida with degrees in
psychology and sociology. He is
currently enrolled at Southern
Methodist University Law School
and is Contract Administrator for
Shared Technologies in Dallas.
The wedding will take place on
May 27 at 6 p.m. at the
Centenary United Methodist
Church in Quincy. A reception
will follow at the Quincy Garden
Center. All friends and relatives
are cordially invited to .attend.


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Kirch, Whigham engaged


James F. Kirch of Homosassa
would like to announce the
engagement of his daughter,
Andrea Jean Kirch to John Carter
Whigham. John's parents are
Virginia Whigham and the late
Carter Whigham of Quincy.
The bride-to-be is a native of
Homosassa and a 2002 graduate
of Lecanto High School in
Lecanto. She is presently
attending Florida A&M
University studying nursing. She
is currently employed as a nurse
extern for Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital.
The groom-to-be is a native of
Quincy and is a 2002 graduate of
North Florida Christian School.
He is presently attending
Tallahassee Community College
studying criminal justice. He is
currently employed as a bank
teller for Farmers and Merchants
Bank in Tallahassee.
The wedding is planned for


May 13 at Plantation Inn and
Golf Resort in Crystal River. The
reception will also be in Crystal
River.


Happy 1st birthday Nyanza

Nyanza Yanek Dawkins will be
celebrating her first birthday on
March 3. She is the daughter of
Arlyse Fain and Marquis
Dawkins. Her maternal
grandparents are Hue and Adell
Fain of quincy. Her paternal
grandparents are Ben and Pearlie
Dawkins of Chattahoochee.
A Strawberry Shortcake party
will be given in Nyanza's honor
on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at
Chuck E Cheese. All family and
friends are invited.


Mekylah Francis' first

Mekylah Francis is turning one!
Please join the party and see
what's in store Saturday, March 4
at 1 p.m. at Mekylah's castle, 295
Jack Scott Road, Quincy
(Scottown).
Mekylah is the daughter of
Adrienne D. Isaac and Donte' K.
Francis of Quincy, and the
granddaugther of Terry Ann
Haynes of Quincy, Anthony E.
Isaac of Miami, Angela Murray
Harris (Jimmy Jackson) of
Chattahoochee and John E.
Francis (Lealar) of Gretna.


Zoryana Chryshonda
Hughes is a year old
Zoryana Chryshonda Hughes is
the daughter of Dyrana R. and
Christopher Hughes. Her
maternal grandmother is Ortense
Chanders, her paternal
grandparents are the late Charles
and Laura Hughes. Zoryana's
godparents are Andrine
Stanhope, Tamar Purcell and
Richard Hargrave.
Zoryana will celebrate her
birthday March 4 at Chuck E
Cheese.


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Wilani Ja'Aliyah Williams will cel-
\ebrate her fourth birthday on
March 7 She is the daughter of f
Willie Jerome and Ollie Williams
of Gretna. She is the little sister
of Vilie Williams. She is the
7')-Y granddaughter of Ollie Clark of 15
R, c -st Qu-incy and Walter Williams of -
Rochester, NY; and Lloyd B. and Martha Owens -.
',, of Gretna, the great-granddaughter of Charles and
--* Sarah Porter of Chattahoochee; goddaughter of r'
Diane Ellis and Fred and Stolla Harrell. She has a -4 "
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Lali Gonzalez and Bill Campbell, Jr.

Gonzalez, Campbell to wed


Lali Gonzalez and Bill
Campbell, Jr. are pleased to
announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the mother of
Rudy and Jonathan Anzualda.
She is the daughter of Jose and
Matilde Gonzalez of Brownsville,
Texas and Miroslava and Victor
Mota of Bonita Springs. She is
the granddaughter of Guadalupe
Silva of Greensboro and the late
Rafael Medina, Ramona Aguilar
of Mexico and the late Jose
Gonzalez. She is presently
employed as a Police Officer
with Florida State University
Police Department.
The groom-to-be is the father of
Kayla and Madison Campbell.
He is the son of Billy and Wanda
Campbell of Chattahoochee. He
is the grandson of Roland and
Martha Sue Parramore of


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will be turning 9 on
March 7 She is the daugh. '
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Willie Hicks. Her mater- ,
nal grandparents are
Katherine and Richard f
Grimes. Her paternal '
grandparents are Ethel
and Mr. James Hicks. her V
godparents are Jannie
Reed, Donneia Flower ,
and James Lee.
y/ She will be given a party \^
\ on March 4, at the home ,
* of her grandparents in
Greensboro. All family
and friends are invited '.
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Chattahoochee, Lee Thompson of
Bristol and the late Clayton and
Eloise Dean. He is presently
employed as a Deputy Sheriff
with Gadsden County Sheriffs
Department.
The ceremony and reception
will take place April 29 at 6:00 in
the evening at the Quincy
Conference Center. All family
and friends are invited to attend.


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The engaged couple registers their preferences in china, crystal, flatware and giftware.
We record this and update the list, as gifts are purchased, to avoid duplicates.
Visit us the next time you're shopping for wedding or shower gifts. We'll help you select
a gift the bride really wants. We'll even gift-wrap it. And the service is free!
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Martina Scott Anthony Hood November 12, 2005
Marcelle May Billy Rhodes January 14, 2006
Beth Vanstone Wiley Meggs January 21, 2006
Deanna Hutchinson Trey Suber April 8, 2006
Christen Hill Mark Sindone April 8, 2006
Mary K. Croley William Francis Lawler April 15, 2006


Selena Rudd
Andrea Kirch
Abby Hartley
Betsy Howe
Vickery Suber
Shannon Pete
Leah Edwards
Lee Anne Thompson


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John Whigham
Ryan Doddridge
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June 24, 2006
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brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.

. Welcome back
5 luncheon for Daphna
Layerd is Sunday

The family of Daphna Layerd is
hosting a welcome back luncheon
in her honor this Sunday, March
5.
Daphna has moved back to her
hometown area after living 15
years in Lady Lake. All family
and friends are invited to attend
the covered dish luncheon.
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L Rache'l Layerd at 627-8779 or
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EGHS junior's book is really Corrections
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U e e nnn o r l week's edition on page 10
just the Beginning' for her incorrectly identified as
Home Health Care.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It's appropriate that the first
book by KarGreacia Robinson is
entitled "Just the Beginning."
The 17-year-old junior at East
Gadsden High School has been
putting pen to paper since she
was 12 years old. "I just had a lot
of thoughts in my head and I
started writing things down. It
was a way for me to let things
out," she said.
Grecia, as the family calls her,
said she was having a particularly
hard time coping with the death
of great-grandmother Ida Bell
Smith. "I really didn't know how
to handle her death. It seemed
that I was just walking around
thinking about what had been
taken from me. Then I thought
about what a strong person she
was and that she wouldn't have
wanted me to be that way. She
would have wanted me to think
about what God had given me
and she would want me to be
strong too," she said.
The book of prose is what she
calls a guidebook for teenagers.
"A lot of teenagers have
problems, but if they read some
of what I have written, it might
help them like it has helped me,"
she said.
"This book is dedicated to God
who is the head of my life" is the
first line in the dedication of her
43-page book. Her body of work
is laced with references to God.
"Love is a gift from God, but
how people use it can make it
terrible," she writes in "Love Can
Be Good Or Bad". Her peers fall
in love, she says, and they think
everything is going to be
pleasant. "That's not how it's
going to be, I try to. say in my
writing that they first need to
know the love of God before they
can love anyone else," she said.
She suggests throughout


KarGreacia Robinson, an
East Gadsden High School
junior, has published her first
book.
the book that teenagers handle
pressures by turning to God as
she has done. She is active in her
church where she plays keyboard
and sings in two choirs.; She is'


also involved in Upward Bound
at the school.
When her classmates found out
that she had published a book she
said they were all shocked. "My
English teacher, Mrs. Lusher was
shocked, too. They couldn't
believe it," she said.
Not only did she write
the book, she also designed the
cover: two doves ascending
towards the clouds on a lavender
and white background. "I chose
the doves because, to me, they
mean hope and comfort," she
said.
,She said her grandmother
Shelly Robinson, with whom she
lives, has been a steady source of
strength and inspiration for her as
she moves through life. And so
have her parents, Tracy Smith
and Derrick Robinson.
Her future plans are to continue
writing inspirational messages,
attend Florida State University,
become a doctor and open her
own practice.
The $7.90 books can only be
purchased on line. To order go to
www.authorhouse.com.


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for threats against officer


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

A 43-year-old Gadsden County
woman has been sentenced to
more than two years in the
Department of Corrections after
she was convicted by a jury of
retaliating against a witness and
corruption by threat against a
public servant.
Marva Ann Alls, 43, was found
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She was sentenced by Judge P.
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TO TRANSMIT LAND)
USE AMENDMENT
The Planning Commission will
hear an application for a small
scale land use amendment
.known as the Eakin Land Use
Amendment (CPA-2006-03). The
applicant proposes to amend the
Comprehensive Plan, Future
Land Use Map by changing
5.66+- acres from Agriculture 3
and to Rural Residential. The
property is further described by
parcel number 4-25-IN-4W-
0000-00212-0100 and is located
on the northeast comer of the
intersection of McCall Bridge
Road and Bear Creek Road. The
meeting will be held
Wednesday, March 8th, 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.


Thanks for reading

The Gadsden

County Times!


at the Riverchase Care Center.
The center recently help an open
house and invited the community
to take advantage of various
health screenings and

Public Notice


The Board of County
Commissioners will hold a
Special Meeting, Tuesday,
March 14, 2006 Starting
6:00 p.m. to discuss
and/or take action on the
following items:

1) River Oak Plantation
Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (CPA 2005-
022)
2) Sidewalk Ordinance
3) Parks and Recreation
Update
,4) Other Items as
Necessary

The meeting will be held
in the County Commission
Meeting Room County
Governmental Complex
9 East Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida

03-02c


informational booths. Jamie
Kornmeiser, director of
admissions at the center, said the
all day event was a success.


Public Notice


The Board of County
Commissioners will
hold a Special
Meeting, Friday,
March 10, 2006
Starting at 9:00A.M. to
discuss and/or take
action on the
following items:

1) County
Commission
Protocols
2) Other Items as
Necessary

The meeting will be
held at the William A.
"Bill" McGill Library
732 Pat Thomas Pkwy
Quincy, Florida

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Notice of Election
Town of Greensboro, Florida

Please take notice that an Annual Election is scheduled for the Towon of Greensboro, Florida
on the 25th day of April 2006, for the purpose of electing two (2) Councilmen for the term of
two (2) years.

All candidates seeking office are required to qualify with the Greensboro Town Clerk, 150 E.
llth Street, Greensboro, Florida. Qualifying begins March 13, 2006 at 12:00 noon and ends
March 17, 2006 at 12:00 noon.

Candidates seeking to qualify must be a registered elector within the town.

Also ieqiit'ed Ias qualifying papers are: Form 1 Financial Disclosure, Loyalty Oath,
Appointment of C.unp.ign Treasurer/Bank Depositor, Fine Notice and Statement of Candidate.
The qualifying papers may be obtained from the Town Clerk anytime prior to the qualifying
deadline.

Anyone wishing to register to vote in this election may do so at the office of the Supervisor of
Elections, 16 S. Madison Street, Quincy, Florida or the Greensboro Town Hall, 150 East 11th
Street, Greensboro, Florida prior to the closing of the books at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27,
2006.

The place of voting will be at the Greensboro Town Hall in Greensboro, Florida and the polls
will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. The election is nonpartisan and any qualified elec-
tor residing within the Town of Greensboro, Florida may vote.
3/02/06c


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF GRETNA, FLORIDA

Please take notice that a General Election scheduled for the
City of Gretna, Florida on the 25th day of April 2006, for
the purpose of electing two (2) city commissioners for the
term of two (2) years.

The Seats up for Election are
Seats 1 & 3.

All candidates seeking office are required to qualify with
the Supervisor of Elections, 16 South Madison Street,
Quincy, Florida. Qualifying begins March 13, 2006 at
12:00 noon and ends March 17, 200s at 12:00 noon.

Candidates seeking to qualify must be a registered elector
and reside within the city limits and must submit a fifty-
name petition of registered electors within the City of
Gretna.

Also required as qualifying papers are: Form 1 Financial
Disclosure, Loyalty Oath, Appointment of Campaign
Treasurer/ Bank Depository, Fine Notice, Statement of
Candidate and Election Assessment (Qualifying Fee) of
$100.00. The Qualifying papers and petitions may be
obtained from the Supervisor of Elections any time
prior to the qualifying deadline.

Anyone wishing to register to vote in this election may do
so at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 16 South
Madison Street, Quincy, Florida, or any Town/City Hall
prior to the closing of the books at 5:00 p.m. on Monday,
March 27, 2006.

The place of voting will be at City Hall in Gretna, Florida
and the polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
The election is nonpartisan and any qualified voter residing
within the City of Gretna, Florida may vote.

Absentee ballots will be available at the Supervisor of
Elections office.
Call 627-9910.
3/02/06.:


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA

Please take notice that a Preliminary Election scheduled for
the City of Quincy, Florida on the 25th day of April 2006,
for the purpose of electing one (1) city commissioner for
the term of three (3) years.

The District up for Election are
District 3.

All candidates seeking office are required to qualify with
the Supervisor of Elections, 16 South Madison Street,
Quincy, Florida. Qualifying begins March 13, 2006 at
12:00 noon and ends March 17, 2006 at 12:00 noon.

Candidates seeking to qualify must be a registered elector
and reside within the city limits and must submit a twenty-
five-name petition of registered electors within the city dis-
trict 3 of Quincy.

Also required as qualifying papers are: Form 1 Financial
Disclosure, Loyalty Oath, Appointment of Campaign
Treasurer/Bank Depository, Fine Notice, Statement of
Candidate and Election Assessment (Qualifying Fee) of
$140.00. The Qualifying papers and petitions may be
obtained from the Supervisor of Elections any time
prior to the qualifying deadline.

Anyone wishing to register to vote in this election may do
so at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 16 South
Madison Street, Quincy, Florida, or any Town/City Hall
prior to the closing of the books at 5:00 p.m. on Monday,
March 27, 2006.

The place of voting will be at City Hall in Quincy, Florida
and the polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
The election is nonpartisan and any qualified voter residing
within the City of Quincy, Florida District 3 may vote.

Absentee ballots will be available at the Supervisor of
Elections office.
Call 627-9910.
3/02/t06c


MEETING NOTICE

The next regular 'meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners will be Tuesday, March 7, 2006 starting 6:00
p.m. The following items have been agendaed:
Awards, Presentations and Appearances: Presentation of
$750,000 from DCA, Small Cities Community Development
Block Grant Program-Housing Rehabilitation; Gadsden
County Tourist Development Council-Restrictions Placed
on placement of Billboards within the County. Consent for
Approval: Minutes-February 21, 2006 Regular Meeting;
Ratification of Approval to Pay County Bills; Special
Assessment Liens and Rehabilitation Contracts: SHIP
Program Special Assessment Liens; Contract for the
Gadsden County Summer Library Program; Contract for
Gadsden County Public Library Storytelling Programs; Fire
Service Agreements for Mt. Pleasant and Wetumpka; Public
Hearings: Conceptual/Preliminary Site Plan for Atwater
Substation SP 2005-13; Conceptual/Preliminary Site Plan for
West Gadsden High School SP 2005-14; Conceptual Plats for
Comfort Creek, Phase I and II Subdivisions SD 2006-01;
Code of Ordinance Amendment, Chapter 2, Article V,
Division 2, Planning and Zoning Commission. General
Business: Approval of Partnership with Talquin Bass
Association for the 28th Annual Lake Talquin Open;
Approval to Enter into a Lease Agreement with the City of
Gretna for Gretna Fire Station; Confirmation of Tax
Abatement Approval for Kiwi's Hospitality, Inc. and Payal
Hospitality, Inc. for Installation of Temporary Wastewater
Solution; Adoption of Resolution for the Rural Business
Enterprise Grant for the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store;
Replacement of Jail doors at Gadsden County Jail. County
Manager: Miscellaneous Items. County Attorney:
Miscellaneous Items. Citizens Requesting to be Heard on
Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit): Discussion Items by
Commissioners: Receipt and File Items: DOT Public
Information Meeting March 2, 2006 6-7 p.m. Quincy
City Hall to discuss Proposed Transportation Improvements
to SR 10 (US 90) from beginning of four-lane section east of
Gretna to SR 12 North in Quincy; Secretary of State
Recommendation for Nomination of Dezell House in
Greensboro to Florida National Register Review Board;
Clerk's Memorandum Regarding the Use of Surcharge on
Non-Criminal Traffic Fines; DEP Letter of Notification -
Closed Landfill on SR 269-A two miles SE of
Chattahoochee; Letter to Mayor of City of Midway regard-
ing Gaddsen County Land Use Moratorium.
3/02/06c







The Gadsden County Times March 2,2006 11


Capital City Bank's
William G. Smith, Jr.
named to the board of
the Southern Company
Southern Company's board of
directors has elected William G.
Smith, Jr., chairman, president
and CEO of Capital City Bank
Group, Inc., to its board.
Smith, 52, began his career' at
Capital City Bank in 1978, where
he worked -in a number of
capacities before being elected
president and CEO in January
1989. He was elected chairman
in 2003.
He has served on the Federal


Reserve Bank of Atlanta's board
of directors since 2001. A native
of Tallahassee, Smith serves on
the board of directors for
Darlington School in Rome, GA,
and the Florida State University
Foundation. He is the former
Federal Advisory Council
representative for the Sixth
District of the Federal Reserve
System and past chair of both
Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare and the Tallahassee
Area Chamber of Commerce.
Smith holds a bachelor of
science degree from Florida State
University.
With 4.2 million customers and
more than 40,000 megawatts of


generating capacity, Atlanta-
based Southern Company is the
premier super-regional energy
company in the Southeast and a
leading U.S. producer of
electricity. Southern Company
owns electric utilities in four
states and a growing competitive
generation company, as well as
fiber optics and wireless
communications.

Gadsden County
Sheriff's arrest report

Feb. 27, 2006

Shaun Henderson possession


of crack cocaine within 500' of a
store and possession with intent
to sell; Zachery Coleman -
fleeing and eluding; Kenneth Ray
- battery on LEO and ROWV;
Clifton Chavers VOP/burglary
of structure; Benjamin Kelly -
VOP/burglary of dwelling;
Kenny Alford VOP/DUI,
possession of cannabis and
possession of controlled
substance; Sergio Bolds -
VOP/felony flee and elude,
VOP/RAWV and battery of LEO;
Jerome Scott VOP/aggravated
battery with deadly weapon.


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Edward Rochester (Moises Chiullan) and Jane Eyre (Ashley
Townsend) Photo courtesy of Ray Colletti

Jane Eyre takes stage


at QMT this weekend


The Quincy Music Theatre
production of JANE EYRE, the
Musical continues at The Leaf
Theatre in Quincy for a second
weekend with performances on
Friday and Saturday, March 3
and 4 at 8 PM and Sunday,
March 5 at 3 PM.
This is a dramatic story of
complex personal relationships,
difficulties and love based on
Charlotte Bronte's 19th century
novel. Filled with soaring
melodies and a romantic lyricism
uncommon in the modem
Broadway musical, Jane Eyre is
breath-taking in its scope and
beauty.
Eric Hurst is the director of this
production and is supported by
the able musical direction of


Bryan Richards and a 9 piece pit
orchestra of strings, reeds, brass
and percussion for the full
musical support this production
demands.
Reservations can be made by
telephoning the theatre box office
at 875-9444, using the QMT
website at qmtonline.com or
email at qmt@qmtonline.com.
Please leave a message if the box
office is not open and you will be
contacted promptly.
Ticket prices with reservations
are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors
(55 up) and $9 for students.
Prices are $1 less with confirmed
advance reservation.
Reservations are suggested for all
performances to ensure the best
seats.


Bus load of help on the


way for prescriptions;


13 stops across state


by ALICE DU PONT
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"Since it's launch last
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The bus is coming! The bus is companies working wil
coming! pharmacists, health
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access prescription medicines, and almost 80,000 in
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traveling educational center on a Another program was
13-city stop across Florida to Monday morning that
"raise awareness and boost patients served by Nor
enrollment in patient assistance Medical Center re
programs." The stop closest to discount on prescript
Gadsden County will be Friday, purchase.
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Health center on Orange Avenue health care through
in Tallahassee from 10 a.m. t6 12 Florida Medical Center
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Gadsden County Black Heritage and Educational Committee

in conjunction with James A. Shanks Class of 1982

at The Quincy National Guard Armory

(located on Pat Thomas Parkway near Wal-Mart)

Saturday, March 4, 2006

9:00 until

Admission $10.00 Per Person

Semi-Formal Attire RequiredlAfrican Attire Encouraged


The University of
Florida/Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
recently awarded senior fiscal
assistant, Donna Durgin, with a
superior accomplishment award.
The awards program was
established by the Florida
Legislature to recognize
excellence in university service.
Durgin, who has been with
UF/IFAS since 2004, working at
the North Florida Research and
Education Center in Quincy,
assists the accountant in all stages
of fiscal administration, oversees
purchasing and payables, and
works with faculty on budget
issues and funding sources,
among her many other
responsibilities.
When asked about winning the
award, Durgin said, "I was
honored to have even been
nominated for the award and
quite proud to have actually
received it. I appreciate all of the
individuals that supported the
nomination. It is absolutely
wonderful to play a part in the
success of our department and the
University as a whole."
Currently living out her dream


Donna Durgin
of sitting on her back porch and
watching the deer in the wild,
Durgin lives in Chattahoochee
with her husband Rocky Fels,
several cows, pigs, chickens,
dogs and a beta fish!
The programs at NFREC-
Quincy cover a wide range of
crops, including vegetables, small
grains, agronomic row crops,
forages, ornamentals, tree fruits,
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St. John students -

'caught' studying \


On last Thursday, February 23,
Principal Ida Walker and Assistant
Principal LaRonda Lee boarded a
Gadsden County school bus along
with others on an effort to catch
students reading or practicing
skills for the FCAT.
Some students caught were
Jacary and Jordan Bryd, Daniel
Cannon, Terry Starks, Joshua
Butler-Holt, Breanna Donaldson,
Roderick Wilkins, and Brandon
Williams. Each student received a
book, a certificate for a personal
pan at Pizza Hut, and a coupon for
a small fry from Burger King.
The parents were excited and
surprised to find that that St. John
Elementary is very serious about
reading "Wherever you stop and
drop".
Others aboard were school board
representative Charlie Frost,
Martha Walker, Queen Thomas,
Betty Bradlay, Alto Anderson and
Rev. Eddie York (all members of
Mt. Hosea Church); Mrs. C.
Hagins, guidance counselor, Ms.
E. Givens, third grade teacher,
Eriel Armitage student, and Mrs.
D. Lewis-Safford parent liaison.


WGHS Advisory
councill to meet

West Gadsden High School
Advisory Council will hold its
monthly meeting on March 6 at 6
p.m. in the media center.
This meeting is open and all
shareholders are welcome. The
School Advisory Council will be
discussing the general operations
of the school and concerns of the
community.
If you have a concern you wish
thle SAC to address, please contact
tl-e office at 442-9500 ext 226 to
have your concern placed on the
meeting agenda.,

Substitute teacher,
paraprofessional
training at GTI
Gadsden Technical Institute will
bd offering a second training for
paraprofessionals and substitute
teachers.
The class will be offered on
March 29, 30, and 31, based on
the 'number of interested
applicants. The deadline for
registration is March 24.
If you would like to register for
this class, please contact the
school office at 875-8324.

Dooner, Powell
chosen for TEC
youth tour
John Dooner, junior at Robert F.
Munroe Day School, has been
chosen to represent the school at
Talquin Electric's annual Youth Tour
to Washington Contest. Sarah
Powell is Munroe's alternate
representative.
John is the son of Jacqueline and
Michael Dooner of Havana, and
Sarah is the daughter of Kathy and
Ben Powell of Quincy.
The criteria considered for the
selections included character,
leadership, verbal expression, and
academics. If selected, Andrew will
attend a two-day conference in
Tallahassee in March. Following
that conference winners will, spend
six days in Washington, D.C. in
June. They have opportunity to visit
the Capitol and several areas of state
government in Tallahassee.
Talquin Electric joins 1,000
electric cooperatives in the United
States during Youth Week for the
National Electric Cooperatives
Association to offer this close-up
look at government.

Gonzalez 3rd

m state contest
Raul Gonzalez, a 6th grader at
Greensboro Elementary received
third place in a statewide contest for
School Patroller of the Year,
sponsored by AAAAuto Club.
Raul wrote a 500 word essay on
"How participating in school patrol
has made me become a better
leader."
His supervisor, Jeanne Taylor, also
wrote a glowing report on his
leadership qualities. He received a
trophy from Annette Harris,
principal, and from AAA. he
received a cap, a special t-shirt and a
VISA gift card. We are very proud
of Raul.


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.


Candice Howard spells on TV

Watch Gadsden County "
student take on the '
tough words for .
Regional Spelling Bee .RI DMI
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A St. John student receives his book, Pizza Hut and Burger King
coupons for being "caught" studying.

FAMU professor mentors

West Gadsden JROTC


On Thursday, February 16, Dr.
Brian Hickey, a professor at
FAMU selected WGHS as a part
of his mentoring project.
Dr. Hickey discussed goal
setting, monitoring educational
planning, and time management
with the JROTC cadets from
Sgt. Major J. Duddley's and
Major J. Martinez's 2nd and 3rd
period classes. The cadets were
very interested in the
presentation.
According to Cadet Antwan
Fisher, Dr. Hickey's presentation
helped to influence him to make
FAMU his college choice in two
years.
Fisher stated, "Upon first
impression, I thought this guy
was a little too young to be a
clle thie professor. He talked
"ab'otI things we would n1".e


dream a professor would
discuss; things such as jobs,
different colleges, sports, and
about his personal life. He left a
laI;ii', impression on me. I can't
0. ail Ii 'Il he returns."


Gadsden County can watch as
their own Candice Howard takes
on other champion spellers of the
area in the 2006 Tallahassee
Democrat Big Bend Regional
Spelling Bee.
Howard is 14 years old and is in
the seventh grade at Crossroad
Academy Charter School.
Howard represented Gadsden
County against the reigning
champion' spellers from 10 other
counties in the Big Bend area in
the competition on Saturday
February 25 at WFSU-TV studios.
She sailed through the first six
rounds, confidently spelling the
words: gladiator, optimism,
annual, barnacle, imperial and
vanilla.
In the 7th round, she misspelled
the word "connote." During that
same round, five other students
were knocked out of the
competition, leaving Sneads High
School eighth-grader Ryan Pilcher
the winner.
Pilcher will go on to participate
in the Scripts-Howard National
Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
from May 31 to June 1. Until
then, you can see the telecast of
the Regional Spelling Bee
multiple times on 4fsu (Comcast
Channel 4 in Gadsden, Leon and
Wakulla Counties).
The schedule for March is a
follows:
Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm
Friday, March 3rd at 9pm
Monday, March 6th at 6:30pm'
Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm
Friday, March 10th at 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 14th at 7pm
Thursday, March 16th at 8:30pmr
Monday, March 20th at 7pm
Saturday, March 25th at 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30th at 7pm


Gadsden County
School menu

Friday, Mar. 3
Breakfast: Cheese grits with
toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Bar-B-Q turkey on bun,
seasoned mixed vegetables,
steamed apples, cookie.

Monday, Mar. 6
Breakfast: 100% assorted juice,
grits and sausage links, toast.
Lunch: Pizza supreme, butter
green beans, chilled apple sauce,
peanut butter cookie.

Tuesday, Mar. 7
Breakfast: Assorted cereal with
toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Turkey pot pie, buttered
corn on the cob, pineapple, white
cake.

W ,Wednesday, Mar. 8
Breakfast: Breakfast muffin' and


sausage pattie, fruit or 100%
fruit juice.
Lunch: Tuna sub, lettuce, toma-
to, sliced apples, chocolate chip
cookies.

Thursday, Mar. 9
Breakfast: Assorted cereal with
toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Texas chili with peanut
butter & jelly sandwich, banana.

Munson Hills Trail
temporarily closed
The Munson Hills Bike Trail in
the Apalachicola National Forest
will be temporarily closed for
about two weeks. This popular
mountain bike trail is located in
the northeast corner of the forest
near Woodville. Forest managers
are closing the trail to ensure
public safety during an ongoing
timber sale.
Call (850) 926-3561 or (850)
e13-22 2 v. ith question_, ,


Gadsden County Celebrates Career and
Technical Education Week
Many thanks to the following supporters for making
Career and Technical Education Week a success in
Gadsden County!
Mr. Reginald James, Superintendent of Schools
Gasden County School Board
Mayor Sherrie Taylor
District Office Staff
Stewart Street Elementary School Cheerleaders
Jim Sutherland, Channel 13 TV
Havana Elementary School
Havana Middle School
James A. Shanks Middle School
North Florida Vault
Florida State Hospital
West Gadsden High School
East Gadsden High School
West Gadsden High School Band
East Gadsden High School Band
Shanks Middle School Band
Crossroads Academy
St. John Elementary School
Carter-Parramore Academy
Gadsden Central Academy
Diamond Academy
East Gadsden High Divas & Dudes
James A. Shanks Middle School FBLA
West Gadsden High School FBLA
East Gadsden FBLA
West Gadsden FCCLA
East Gadsden DCT
Voter Registration Office
Tammye Potter Maly Kay Cosmetics
Tallahassee Community College
Chief Howard Smith and the Quincy Fire Department
May Nursery
Florida Department of Transportation
City of Quincy Police Department
Police Chief Gerald McSwain
Mr. Willie E. Banks, City Manager
Gadsden County Sheriff Department
Bell & Bates
Florida Department of Education
County Commissioner Brenda Holt
City Commissioner Shirley McGill
Elections Supervisor Shirley Knight
Thomas Chrysler Motor Cars
The Rollins and Campfield Family
Devane Mason
Golden Wings 3Es Daycare Center
Countless Citizens of Gadsden County
Gadsden County Schools Physical Facilities Staff

Faculty, Staff, and Students of Gadsden
Technical Institute (GTI)

Because of the support, services and contributions of the above
mentioned supporters, many of the programs and services avail-
able to Gadsden County citizens are now more visible. These pro-
grams and services are here as alternative choices for those who
wish to seek additional training and education. Give GTI an oppor-
tunity to serve you!

Gadsden Technical Institute A Place Where Opportunity is at
Your Fingertips!


Students get last minute instruction before competition begins.


For more information abouthe program criteria, call (850) 201-'8333.







The Gadsden County Times March 2, 2006 13


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TCC-honored alumni have Gadsden ties


Billy Ventry
A former deputy assistant
secretary of the Florida
Department of Transportation,
Mr. Ventry left the public sector
in 1988 and never looked back.
Instead, he works in an old
farmhouse restored by his firm,
overlooking woods and just
down the road from another old
home for his son.
An engineer and contractor,
Mr. Ventry's specialty is value
engineering, a concept to make
designs more effective and pass
them on to government. His
expertise has .resulted in
consultancies for 30 state
transportation agencies
nationwide.
Mr. Ventry is the owner of
Quincy House, TCC's Gadsden
County location, which his firm
also renovated. He serves on the
board of directors of Premier


Bank in Gadsden County.
Mr. Ventry has two sons and
three grandchildren. He is
married to his childhood
sweetheart and already had a
child when he attended TCC. "I
worked full-time and went to
school at night, like a lot of
people," he said. "The feeling
of going to TCC it was like a
family type feeling."

Cynthia Simmons Fletcher
has not one but two degrees
.from TCC. The first, in nursing,
launched her into the
psychiatric and emergency
trauma units at Tallahassee
Memorial.
After being pulled as a witness
into several lawsuits, she
concluded that the legal
profession knew little of what
went on in the trenches of a
hospital and returned to TCC


for her Associate in Arts
enroute to law school.
"Teachers would stay after
class to help me," she said.
"TCC gave me the base from
which all of "my professional
and academic endeavors would
grow."
Today Ms. Fletcher practices
at Pennington, Moore,
Wilkinson, Bell and Dunbar,
specializing in medical
malpractice and health law. In
2004, she was appointed to the
Governor's Workgroup on
Mammography Accessibility
for the State of Florida.
Ms. Fletcher maintains her
nursing license via continuing
education.
Hailing from a large and
devoted family, she credits her
,parents, Curtis and Gloria, for
their constant support. She is
married to Max Fletcher, has


Students enjoy the various displays during Career and Technical Education Week at Gadsden
Technical Institute.


GTI honors contest winners


Gadsden Technical Institute
celebrated Career and technical
Education Week and handed
out awards for participants.
The award for outstanding
school participation went to
West Gadsden High school.
First place door contest was
won by the West Gadsden high


School business department
while the school's English
department won second place.
Project winners were:
Second place-East Gadsden
High School Diversified Career
Technology Class.
Third place-East GAdsden
High School Fashion


production Class.
Third Place-Shanks Middle
School Business Class
Honorable Mention Florida
State Hospital Business Class,
West Gadsden High School
FCCLA, and Havana Middle
School family/consumer
science-service learning project.


three children, teaches Sunday
school and belongs to the Junior
League and Quincy Garden
Club.
W. Thomas Cumbie
Raised in Quincy, Col.
Cumbie has distinguished
himself as an officer, attorney,
and member of the judiciary.
He supervises all courts-
martial activity and judiciary
personnel in the USAF Eastern
Circuit.
Col. Cumbie attended Robert
F. Munroe Day School before
heading to TCC and then
Florida State University, where
he earned his Bachelor's and
law degrees. "It would have
been a little daunting for me to
go straight to FSU," he said.
He served as a staff attorney
for the Florida Senate after
graduating from law school.
Col. Cumbie has won numerous
citations, including the
Meritorious Service Medal with
5 oak leaf clusters. He is
stationed at Bolling Air Force
Base in Washington, D.C., and
he and his wife, Salli, have two
children, Jay and Sam. His
sister, Pam Butler, is a TCC
alumna who will be honored
during Women's History
Month.
Matthew M. Carter
Lawyer, pastor, and
government official,
Commissioner Carter got his
start when he volunteered for
the Army out of high school in
Georgia.
He served with the
Presidential Honor Guard in
Washington, D.C., and the First
Armored Division in Germany.
In 1975, when he enrolled at
TCC, he was part of a wave of
veterans resuming their careers
in the wake of Vietnam. "The
people at TCC had a lot of
compassion for us," he said.
He graduated with honors and
went on to Florida State for his
B.S. and, ultimately, his law
degree.
Commissioner Carter has run
his own public relations firm,
worked as a financial
consultant, and authored "The
90% Rule: How to Get Out of
Debt and Prosper."


Col. W. Thomas Cumbie


Cynthia Fletcher


Matthew M. Carter
He is the pastor of Beulah Hill
Missionary Baptist Church in
Gretna, where his duties range
from hospital visitations to
collaborating with his wife,
Rita, on the church's computer
and homework centers. His
elder daughter, Pearl, is a
former president of TCC's
Student Government
Association; younger daughter
Markesha has also enrolled.
After all, he said, TCC is "a
family environment."
Cumbie, serves on the TCC
Foundation Board of Directors
and is its past president.
Harold Knowles
Harold Knowles, an attorney
specializing in bond finance,
began his career by integrating


Harold Knowles


Billy Ventry
the Leon County schools as one
of three black students at Leon
High in 1963. He went on from
TCC to Florida State University
for his Bachelor's in 1970 and
his law degree in 1973,
receiving the Herbert H.
Lehman Foundation scholarship
for his three years of law
school.
Today he is an enormously
successful lawyer, a member of
the FSU Board of Trustees, and
past president of the
Tallahassee Barristers
Association. He has served as
the City Attorney for Gretna,
for more than 25 years.
Gov. Jeb Bush appointed Mr.
Knowles to the Florida Lottery
Commission in 1999 and to the
Florida Federal Judicial
Nominating Commission in
2001. Mr. Knowles also sits on
the board of the Capital City
Bank and has a lifelong
membership in the NAACP.'
"You could not have asked for
a more nurturing, up-closeand-
personal environment than TCC
for me at that time," he said.
"You could really get to know
the teachers on a one-to-one
basis."
Mr. Knowles and his wife
Anne have one child, Clayton,
an FSU student.
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By Joe Ferolito


FSU-FLORIDA HEADING TO THE BIG
SHO%\?
As of this column being written Wednesday
mourune FSLIU t headnnet, int a \\ nLIIIesdai\
naght yalne ith No. 1 Duke that was one of the


school's most important ones in recent history.
A win would most certainly put the Seminoles
in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since
the 97-98 season.
A loss wouldn't eliminate FSU from the event
but it would surely back them into a corner that
the\ ciitlld until ,eC 'It o f[ [ i'., bCL ain!, M iami on
the rad SjtuiDJai (An- ihiin. but .t ei.Ln I and
\ iniinin .-at least I. o games in next week's ACC
TomniiimnTiu ianolIthei tough challenge).
Thc- Ni-,ie itl h a 17-8 record need the win
o\ er Duke or 3 Lthel wins to insure a NCAA
bid. It tlhe, don't mike thl- Bi,2 Show they are a
shoo-in l'oi the NIT and .' i !d p]...\bib h.i'.[t a
first iiuund amine
Flondia alter sti:u a lin1 17-0 needed onl', .1a in
in niid .JI.iLi.Ui', 1a'. alllsi T lliinc-..LL. it, bIco-nLl: e ilhe
nation's top i.ted team.
The top poti wouldn't have stayed with them
long as subsequent losses to South Carolina


(twice), Tennessee again, Alabama, and
Arkansas would put them back in the pack.
The Gators entered their Wednesday night
game against Georgia with a 22-6 record and
face Kentucky on the road .Sunrida-.. The:. need at
least one win and probably two to get a bye in
the SEC tuiiai.inmi n which begins March 9.
A bye is much needed bt. Floh idi because ,:'f
depth and the fact they play a end line to end line
Having t,- pl., an early !iund :rame would
wear out the Gators before the\ reaL. hcd the SEC
finals. Even if they have to play onlty three
airne, thec, '. ill p :',olabl\i hi.ate iinuble gettingii
there.
They no doubt ,.ill make the NCAA\
IoIIIIriamIII|I no i.iLII imheii outc.'oi'im tilh ne\i len
days. But wins will be most important to gain
better seeding and to maybe sc nd FloIJi to10
Jacksonville for the NCAA ToMu nIIIamens tir.t


round.
In mid-January a top 4 seeding looked very
likely but now the Gators are struggling for
wins, any which will helped their seeding.
EAST GADSDEN BASEBALL OFF TO 5-0
START
Coach Randell Estelle and his East Gadsden
baseball Jaguars are off to their best start at the
new school.
As of Wednesday morning the Jaguars are 5-0
combining solid pitching and timely hitting to
thie mix.
Thc\ ha'.e bi_ IameiS the next.', ck h:I._iin;
district rival Bay Tuesday after meeting district
toe Rick:uds in Talllha;,'ee Frida\. Bith c'damesE
will be important to the Jaguars and will let them
have a fcdine ajbui the'district


Photo by Byron Spires
Jaguar pitcher Alondrae Gunn fires one across the plate in East Gadsden's win over the Robert F. Munroe Bobcats.


Jaguars go to



5-0 after win



over Jefferson

Eric Cotton pitched 4 innings and collected his first win of the
year when East Gadsden bombed Jefferson Co. 16-3 Tuesday in
Monticello.
Cotton got support from team mates who banged out 14 hits.
The leading hitter for East Gadsden was Dontavius Tribue who
slapped 3 hits with 2 r.b.i.'s. Zanders Horne knocked in 4 runs and
Jerrod Russ batted in 3. Brett Wynn also had a pair of hits.
Last Wednesday night Russ. Ricky Gennie, and Darryl
Lightfoot had 2 hits each and Alondrae Gunn got credit for the win
when East Gadsden defeated Munroe 11-8.
The Jaguars are 5-0 and played Madison Wednesday night.
They will play at Rickards on Friday and will host Bay Tuesday.
Both games are district encounters.


Moore hits 3;



WGHS wins
West Gadsden and John Paul II played a back and forth baseball
game last Wednesday in Tallahassee with the Gadsden Co.
Panthers winning 17-15.
Brandon Moore's 3 hits and 4 r.b.i.'s played a big part in the
win which was credited to West Gadsden's Qunatez Houge. Houge
won the game in relief pitching 3 innings allowing only 1 hit and
striking out 5.
West Gadsden's record is 1-2 and they will be busy this week-
end as they play at Wewahitchka Thursday, at Blountstown Friday
and host Marianna Saturday.


QPRD Calendar
Youth baseball registration, draft
QPRD will be holding our Youth Baseball
League REGISTRATION and DRAFT DAY on
Thursday, March 9, 2006 from 6pm 8pm at
Conners Baseball Field for players 8 10 years
old. Please bring your cleats and gloves.
On Friday, March 10, 2006 from 6pm 8pm we
will have registration and draft day for players 11
- 12 years old at Conners Baseball Field. Please
bring your cleats and gloves
All players interested in participating in the
QPRD Youth Baseball League must attend these
events. For more information, please contact the
Department at 875-2255.

Coach pitch softball registration
Registration is underway for the QPRD Coach
Pitch Softball League. The age for participants is
5 7 years old for boys and 5 8 years old for


girls. The registration fee is $20.00. Stop by the
Ferolito Recreation Center (122 N. Graves
Street) today and register your son or daughter.
For more information, please contact the
Department at 875-2255.
Girls fast pitch softball meeting
There will be a meeting for girls 9 14 years
old who are interested in participating in the
QPRD Girls Fast Pitch Softball League. The
meeting will be held on March 7, 2006 at 6:00pm
at the Ferolito Recreation Center. This is a new
league for the Department and all young ladies,
regardless of experience, are encouraged to
participate. This meeting is for players, parents
and interested coaches. Players are asked to
please be sure to wear tennis shoes to this
meeting. For more information, please contact
the Department at 875-2255.
Volunteer coaches needed
As the Quincy Parks & Recreation Department
gears up for our youth baseball and softball


Player of the Week

West Gadsden High School














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Brandon Moore
Brandon slapped 3 hits and plated 4
runs, helping the Panthers defeat
Pope John Paul II in baseball last
Wednesday.




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someone's life. If you are interested in being a
volunteer coach, please contact the Department
at 875-2255 or stop by the Ferolito Recreation
Center (122 N. Graves Street) for more
information.

New aerobics class times:
The Quincy Parks & Recreation Department
offers aerobics classes on Mondays and
Wednesday 6:30pm 7:30pm at the Ferolito
Recreation Center, 122 North Graves Street.
Classes include step aerobics, toning and light
weights. Also included is weight tracking,
incentive programs, nutritional talks and fun for
all. For more information on our aerobics
classes, please call 875-2255.


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Softball: Munroe

drops 2, wins 1;

EGHS blanked
By Susie Morris
Munroe dropped two games and picked up one
win last week in county softball action. The
Lady Cats were blanked at Sneads gathering only
two hits and losing 10-0.
The score was 1-0 Sneads until the Pirates
exploded for four runs in the bottom of the fourth
inning. Malorie McKinnon was the losing
pitcher striking out seven but also walking seven
batters. Sallie Willis and McKinnon got the lone
hits for Munroe with Willis hitting a double.
Munroe next dropped a game to NFC 10-1
despite outhitting the Eagles 7 to 6. Havana's
Heather Hughes was the winning pitcher striking
out 13 Lady Cat batters. Malorie McKinnon got
the loss for Munroe. Hughes also had a double
for NFC. Willis went two for three and Kaitlyn
Rentz added one hit and one rbi.
Munroe (3-3) got back on the winning track
defeating Maclay on Monday night at Munroe.
McKinnon got back into the groove pitching a
complete game no-hitter for the 6-2 win. She
also struck out seven. Sallie Willis continued to
hit the ball well gathering two hits. Julia Bates
also had two hits in the win.
East Gadsden was blasted by Wakulla 10-0 in
five innings. Miranda Lewis for .the losing
pitcher for the Jaguars.


RFM tennis team 2-0;

beat NF Christian
The Munroe tennis team moved to 2-0 with a
convincing 7-0 win over North Florida Christian
on Thursday.
Seven year starter and number one player,
Mandy Clark defeated Alex Hart 8-2. Number
two player, freshman Meg Summerford, defeated
Euri Rho 8-1. Anna Dooner had to work a little
harder but defeated Katie McClure 8-5. Jessica
Joyner defeated sister Kim McClure in the 4 spot
winning 8-0.
Sixth grader Beth Summerford received a
forfeit but combined for a doubles win with
Elizabeth Bridges (8-4). The doubles team of
Mandy Clark and Meg Summerford make quick
time of a 8-1 win over NFC's doubles team.


Player of the Week

East Gadsden High School







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Gerrod Russ
Gerrod had a pair of key hits against
Munroe Wednesday and drove in 3
runs against Jefferson County
Tuesday in a pair of Jaguar baseball
wins.

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THOMnS( !MMW.
1821 W. Jefferson St., Quincy
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The Raptors: the Tournament Champions in the
Junior Division.


Raptors defeated the Nuggets
to capture the Championship in
Junior Division.
Brian Johnson of the Raptors
was named Tournament MVP.
Chris Holt, the Raptors Coach
was named the Coach of the
Year.
,' The Raptors went the entire
season
undefeated.
Blazers defeated the Nets to
capture
The Championship in the Midget
; Division.
."-'^" Charis Fitzgerald of the
-. { Blazers was named Tournament
.. MVP.
da Walker of the Blazers and
Johnny Riley of 76ers was named
Co-Coaches of the year.
Lakers defeated the Warriors
to capture The Championship in
he the Pee Wee Division.
Joshua Betton of the Lakers
was named Tournament MVP.
R-n. Norman Harris of the Lakers
and Tim Cole \of the Warriors
was named Co-Coaches of the
Year.


Mavericks defeated the Suns
to capture the
Championship in the Mighty
Mites Division.
Kalen Riles of the Mavericks
was named Tournament MVP.
Twyla Peoples of the Kings
was named Coach of the Year.


Relay for Life

basketball

tournament

The Shanks class of 1982 is in
the process of finalizing the
logistics for their 2nd annual
Relay for Life men's basketball
tournament.
This year's tournament will
consist of 2 divisions (slow break
and fast break). The tournament
is scheduled for March 18 at
Shanks Middle School.
Participants in this tournament
must be at least 34 years of age to
play. The entry fee is $100 per
team. All monies raised will be
donated to the American Cancer
Society.
If you are interested in placing a
team in the tournament or if you
need more information, please
contact Rutha Black at 545-5372
or 627-3486 immediately so that
the tournament bracket can :be
finalized.
The tournament is open to high
school classes, friends, recreation
teams, businesses, etc.


Quincy Rotary

Golf Tourney

March 31

The Rotary Club of Quincy
will be holding their Annual
Golf Tournament March 31 at
the Golf club of Quincy.
The money raised for the
tournament will be used for the
Rotary Camp held each year for
local disabled Children. For
more information contact Flake
Cloud at 875-8470


Seminole


Ramlins
February 26, 2006
I'ma riten this in a motel room in Orlando, FL
where bouts close the Bassmaster Classic is taken
place. Only the good Lord knows where bouts
it's at. But I'll tell you this, there is setting in the
Lakes here bout's is Red Heads, Mallards and
oo'dll's of Coots. This don't look good nor did
the thunder and listening storm we had at Georgia
Seminole Lake as I remind you agin, "Thunder in
February means snow in March, I hope this don't
happen cause a bunch of folks has done set out
tender Tomatoe Plants!!!
We understand that Roger Beaver and Sonny
Reese of Dawson, GA won first place in the
Fisherman for the Hungry Tournement held
Saturday with 24.34 lbs. and a check for $2000
for their effort. Our own locals, Jim Merritt of
Bainbridge and Marty Butler of Chattahoochee
took second place with 21.84 lbs. and a check for
$1000. Shane Bush from Graceville, FL and
Craig Reynolds of Bonifay, FL took third place
with a catch of 21.04 lbs., earning a check for
$500.00. Morgan Spruill from Nashville, GA
and Todd Buckham from Valdosta, GA took
fourth place and Big Fish honors for the day:
Their two checks totaled $950.00. Their winning
weight was 19.72 lbs. with the kicker weighing in
at an amazing 8.52 lbs. All in all, that
tournament handed out $5950. They'll be at
Lake Eufala on March 18th.
At this time, I can only tell you that
Rick Morris has 37.5 lbs. with Kevin Worth in
2nd with 35.9 lbs. Big Fish was caught by


Illegal catch hooks
Panacea fisherman
A Panacea fisherman faces
charges for his hefty grouper and
snapper catch. Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officers
Tuesday said Talmadge Tucker
(DOB 12-21-58) faces potential
state and/or federal charges
related to making false statements
to an officer and possession of
undersize and out-of-season red
and gag grouper and red snapper.
Shortly before 10 a.m. near
Ochlockonee Bay, FWC officers
conducted an inspection of the
"TEE'HA MARIE," a 36-foot
commercial grouper boat out of
the Port of Panacea. Tucker, the
captain, at first denied having any
snapper or grouper on board. But
when told by FWC investigators
his catch would be inspected,
Tucker admitted he did have
illegal fish buried under his catch
of legal fish.
FWC investigators seized: Red
grouper 145 undersize, 19 legal
size Gag grouper 15 undersize,
6 legal size Red snapper 30
undersize, 15 legal size
The total catch came out to
about 750 pounds.


Preston Clark and weighed in at 11.5 lbs. I do
know that a great Fisherman Known as Mike is
so far behind that he'll not make the cut and
Kevin VanDam has made the cut and will fish
tomorrow.
We in Decatur County are proud of our
Riverfest each Spring where we honor a state in
the union. Well, this year we are honoring the


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State of Maine and since this afternoon the
Casting Kids Cast-Off was held and a young man
from "Maine" won a $500 scholarship for his,
casting ability. And I would like to thank all the
many sponsors for their contributions to the
Casting Kids program. After all, they are the
future of fishing along with the working class of
folks. We hope to be home next week with a full
lake report. Tite Lines???

The picture is of Jim Merritt of Bainbridge,
GA and Marty Butler of Chattahoochee with
their catch from Saturday's Fishermen for the
Hungry Tournament. Their catch caught
them a prize of $1000.


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GED registration set
Registration for the March General
Education Diploma (GED) test will be
given on Monday, March 6 at.8 a.m. and
5:30 p.m. Registration requirements for
individuals 18 years or older are two (2)
valid identifications and $50 (cash or
money order only) for the complete
battery and is due at the time of
registration. Candidates may register for
parts of the GED test.
Approximate time for first time
registrars is two hours and will start
promptly at the stated times. Seating is
limited. This will take place in the V.P.I.
Lab on the campus of Gadsden Technical
Institute, 201 Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., Quincy. For additional
information please call 875-8324, ext.
239 or ext. 250.

City of Quincy cell phone
recycling fundraiser
The City of Quincy Relay For Life
team is sponsoring a cell phone recycling
fundraiser to benefit the American
Cancer Society. If you have cell phones
in good working order that you would
like to donate, please drop them off at the


Ferolito Recreation Center located at 122
North Graves Street or the City Hall
located at 404 West Jefferson Street. Cell
phones will be accepted until March 30,
and all proceeds raised will be donated to
the American Cancer Society. For more
information, please contact the Quincy
Parks & Recreation Department at 875-
2255. Don't forget the Relay For Life
Walk will be held on April 21-22 at the
Carter Parramore Athletic Field.

WIC Program hosts
"Family Food Fest"
March is National Nutrition Month- the
perfect time to Step Up to Nutrition and
Health. The American Dietetic
Association created National Nutrition
Month in 1973, in an effort to promote
healthful eating by providing practical
nutrition guidance and focusing attention
on the importance of making informed
food choices and developing sound
physical activity habits. Step up today
by making healthier lifestyle choices to
improve your health and the health of
your family and you'll reap the benefits
for years to come. Small steps equal big
rewards. Remember these National
Nutrition Month key messages to eat
smart and stay active this month and all
year long:
* The food and physical activity choices
you make today- and every day-affect
your health and how you feel today and
in the future. Eating right and being
physically active are keys to a healthy
lifestyle.
* Make smart choices from every food
group. Give your body the balanced


nutrition it needs by eating a variety of
nutrient-packed foods every day. Just be
sure to stay within your daily calorie
needs.
* Get the most nutrition out of your
calories. Choose the most nutritionally
rich foods you can from each food
group-those packed with vitamins,
mineral, fiber and other nutrients but
lower in calories.
* Find your balance between food and
physical activity. Regular physical
activity is important for your overall
health and fitness plus it helps 'control
body weight, promotes a feeling of well-
being and reduces the risk of chronic
diseases.
* Play it safe with foods. Prepare,
handle and store food properly to keep
your family safe.

TCC's Wakulla Center and
Quincy House offer tax help
Tallahassee Community College's
Wakulla Center and Quincy House will
offer free electronic filing and assistance
with your tax preparation until April 11.
Tax assistance is offered at the Wakulla
Center on Tuesdays from 6 9 p.m. and
Saturday 10 a.m. 1 p.m. To make an
appointment, call Corinne Reed at (850)
414-0854 or visit the TCC Wakulla
Center, 5 Crescent Way, one mile south
of the Wakulla County Courthouse,
Crawfordville. Tax assistance is also
offered at the Quincy House on Tuesdays
from 6 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon
- 3 p.m. For more information, call (850)
875-3462 or' visit the Quincy House at
216 N. Adams Street.


GTI & JASH Class of 1996
Reunion time is rapidly approaching
and we all hope to see you there this
June. Please use the registration form on
the website to submit your contact
information. In order to reserve the
facilities for the reunion, funds are
needed. With that said, the committee is
has prepared a schedule for your
convenience, to pay for the cost of the
activities this summer which are $75 per
person & $125 per couple. Visit
www.freewebs.com/reunionl996 click
on the heading "Payments" in the menu
bar to see the payment schedule or call
Octavius @ 627.6077 for payment info.

Quincy House offers digital
photography, scanner course
The Quincy House will offer a Personal
Interest Saturday Series beginning March
11. The classes are $20 each. Courses
include "Digital Camera" on Saturday,
March 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.; "Photo
Editing" on Saturday, March 18 from 1
to 3 p.m. and Monday, May 8 from 6 to 8
pp.m.; and "Scanners and Photo
Attachment" on Saturday, March 25
from 1 to 3 p.m.

All-star cheerleading
competition squad
If you have a child between the ages of
4-12 who may be interested in becoming
a part. of the ChrisErica's All-Star
Cheerleading Competition Squad, please
attend the interest meeting scheduled for
March 7 at 6 p.m. at 67 Gray Road,
Quincy. For directions or more


information, please contact Erica Jordan
at 510-3032 or 627-6205. Parents, please
bring your children) with you to this
meeting.
Harrison reunion meeting
The descendants of Tamer and George
Harrison (whose children were Annie,
Lena, Lizzie, Emma and Willie Harrison)
will have thoir next family reunion meeting
on March 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the dining hall
of Old Bethel AME Church onr Highbridge
Road.
Theme of our reunion: "300+ years of
Harrison Family History."
Reunion officers are President, Virginia
Brady Thomas (627-3063), Vice-President,
Angela Hopkins Lindsey (539-9966),
Secretary,, Gracie Penton (539-0477),
Assistant Secretary, Carolyn Gee (627-
8394) and Theotis Moore (627-7818).
If anyone has any questions or addresses
of family members, they are asked to please
contact one of the officers.

Gadsden County Juvenile
Justice Council to hold open
panel discussion March 16
The Gadsden County Juvenile Justice
Council invites the citizens of Gadsden
County to participate in an open panel
discussion on Thursday, March 16 at the
Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners building from 6 to 8 p.m.
The focus is on juvenile justice issues
and concerns. Please contact Antonio
Johnson, juvenile alternative sanctions
coordinator, at 875-8611 ext 286 for any
questions.


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per hour. Learn portrai-
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acrylic, pastel or col-
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home or my studio.
Call Thomas Stratton
at 442-4304.
3/02-09p

SEWING MACHINE &
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Phone 850-875-9779.
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RNs Wanted
Relocation housing
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Triumphant Church of
God is currently seek-
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interested please call
Rev. Lavern Thomas at
627-8066.
2/16-3/09p


Immediate openings
for LPNs, HHAs &
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800 Bellamy Drive, St. Furniture, baby
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Empire, Victorian estate
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Flomaton, AL
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251-296-3059
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New in boxes, must
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222-2113.
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BED A QUEEN
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BEDROOM SET -
NEW sleigh bed,
dresser, mirror, chest,
2 nightstands. ALL
WOOD,retail $5,200.
Sacrifice $1650. 222-
9879.


Couch and Loveseat.
Brand new, never
used. $500. 222-2113.
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Cherry Sleigh Bed -
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box. Retail $600, sac-
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222-9879.
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school diploma (or equivalent), a valid
CDL with hazmat and tanker
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satisfactory completion of a DOT
physical, drug test and background
check. We offer competitive wages,
medical & dental benefits, 401 k savings
plan and liberal
vacation & holiday pay.
Applications can be picked up at:
1415 Pat Thomas Pkwy, Quincy, FL, or
fax resumes to 850-627-3862, ATTN:
Sales Service Manager.
Drug free work environment. EOE.


IMMEDIATE OPENING
The City of Chattahoochee Police
Department is currently accepting
*applications for a Police Officer.
Applicant must be State of Florida
Certified Law Enforcement
Officer.
Applications may be picked up at
the Chattahoochee Police
Department or at the City Hall.
The City of Chattahoochee is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and is
a Drug Free Workplace.

Deadline for submitting
March 16, 2006



DELTA HEALTH GROUP, INC.
Is currently accepting applications
for a PPS Case Manager.
Preferred applicant should be an
RN with good organizational skills
and experienced in residents
assessments.
Direct Inquiries To:
RiverChase Care Center
1017 Strong Road
Quincy, Florida 32351


[XPERIENC[D

DRIVERS:
Earn $.36 to $.43 per mile.
Family owned Co. for 45 years.
Weekly pay & benefits
Call Theresa 866-552-2167
Or apply online
www.blachowske.com


Pianist Needed
For church services at local church.
You must have the capability to
accompany an organist.
For interview, call 627-8816 mon-
day, Wednesday or Friday 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. for appointment.


Experienced Help Wanted

Full-time Cabinetmakers,
Laminator, Cabinet Installers,
Apprentice and a
Housekeeper. Contact HCW
Incorporated at 229-246-8193


Experienced Plumbers
and Helpers
Needed for work in
Quincy area.
Top Pay, overtime available.
850-556-0455
850-627-8489




Classified ads

are due in our office by
NOON Monday.
NO

exceptions.

Fax or e-mail accepted.


APALACHEE
C wi'NT R F'1- I1 '1 I : 1 1 .

A Behavioral Iealth Care Center is currently
seeking to fill the following positions:

CHILDREN'S CASE MANAGER #1736/
NEW HORIZON #2101
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or
college with a major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education or a related human
services field with one (1) year of full-time or
equivalent experience working with children with
severe emotional disturbance; or other bachelor's
degree from an accredited university or college with
three (3) years full-time or equivalent experience
working with children with severe emotional
disturbance. Shift: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday.
LICENSED THERAPIST (#2267A)
Masters degree from an accredited university or college
with a major in the field of counseling, social work,
psychology, or a related human services field and two
years of professional experience in providing services
to persons with behavioral illness. License required.
Some local travel required. Substance abuse knowledge
preferred. Shift: variable hours, some late afternoon
work required.
OPS-FEMA TEAM LEADER (#2264)
Masters degree from an accredited university or college
with a major in the field of counseling, social work,
psychology or a related human services field and two
years of professional experience in providing services
to persons with behavioral illness. License required,
some local travel required. Substance abuse knowledge
preferred. Shift: variable hours, some late afternoon
work required.
For more information and a
complete listing of available positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org
(850)523-3217 or 1(800) 226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free Workplace


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Warehouse Manager
& Delivery Person
Full time with benefits or part time

Duties include performing work
functions associated with delivery and
warehouse activities.
The person will load/unload delivery
truck and drive delivery truck to deliver
merchandise to customers'
homes or businesses.
Must have a valid driver's license, be
able to push, pull, lift and or carry
moderately heavy objects or material
up to one hundred pounds.
General familiarity of delivery
area required.
* The position offers a competitive salary
and benefits package.
Apply in person at Farmers Home
Furniture at 1608 W. Jefferson St.
in Quincy, FL Phone 875-4345


Needed

Diesel

Mechanic

with tools

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Call
(850)
576-3610

A Drug Free
Workplace


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EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


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Openings Available

If you are looking for a great place to work with
great pay, great benefits, a great working
environment, and a flexible schedule Family
Dollar is the place for you!

No experience necessary!
Must be at least 18 years of age.

Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway
MTarianna. FL 32448

Family Dollar is an Equal Fmploy ment Opportunity
Employer. Famiil Dollar maintains a drug free
workplace.


ACCOUNTANT III
JOB SUMMARY
This is a highly responsible professional position which cov-
ers various phases of financial, accounting, and administra-
tive management, including utility billings. The individual in
this position assists in setting the overall goals and objec-
tives of the City. Work is reviewed through audits, internal
processes, reports, observations, and is performed inde-
pendently under the general direction of a supervisor.

The individual assists in the following: preparation, adminis-
tration and revision of the City Commission operating budg-
ets, maintaining the general ledger, arranges and coordi-
nates the annual audit, oversees the financial management
and computer function responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Experience in staff recruitment, development, evaluation,
discipline.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(GAAP)
Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards
Board (GASB)
Knowledge of the State of Florida Uniform Accounting
System Manual
Knowledge of organization management, growth and
change.
Knowledge of financial administrative & management
procedures
Proven effective administrative and management skills
Proven ability to obtain financing of projects
Ability to identify, analyze and recommend logical cours-
es of action in resolving administrative problems
Ability to recognize and function appropriately in sensitive
situations
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the various fiscal
functions of the City
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records &
reports
Ability to establish and maintain effective working rela-
tionships with varying levels of staff, members of the City
Commission, external contacts and general public
Ability to express ideas clearly & concisely both orally &
in writing
SAbility to prepare and analyze administrative and statisti-
cal reports & financial statements
Ability to develop and implement procedures that are
both cost effective and efficient

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or business
related field from an accredited college or university and
five (5) years of progressively more fiscal responsibility, one
of which were in a supervisory capacity
Preference given to government experience

WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND COMPENSA-
TION PACKAGE. SALARY RANGE IS $31,000.00-
$44,470.00. IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY
YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THEN PLEASE MAIL
YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES
404-WEST JEFFERSON STREET
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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, Times printing 627-7649 1
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The Gadsden County Times


March 2, 2006 19


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ATTENTION HUD APPLICANTS
ONLY


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FOR RENT AVAIL FEB. 2006






TWO GORGEOUS MOBILE
HOMES

VERY CLEAN, SPACIOUS & COZY
MOBILE HOME 3 BR/ 2 BA W/
CENTRAL HEAT & AC
LOCATED ON CANTY LANE
BEHIND GRETNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(SERIOUS RENTERS ONLY)

CONTACT:
NOAH & TEE DEVELOPMENT, LLC
(850) 980-8644



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Apartment Complex
851 Maple Street
Chattahoochee, tL 32324

Completely upgraded -
2 bedroom, 2.5 bath.
HUD vouchers accepted.
4 units available.NOW
$485/month + $400 deposit.
Call 850-445-0495


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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA

DOCKET NO.
05018487
DIVISION E

Carolyn Ann Price-Hill &
James Hill,
Petitioner

and

R d .., F -. .. '
Respondent.

SUMMONSi PERSON-
AL SERVICE ON AN
INDIVIDUAL

TO Ricky Price
225 E., River Road Apt.
7B
Chattahoochee, FL
32324

IMPORTANT

A lawsuit has been filed
against you. You have 20
calendar days after this
summons is served on
you to file a written
response to the attached
complaint/petition with
the clerk of this circuit
court, located at 302 N.
Michigan Ave., Plant
City, FL 33563. A phone
call will not protect you.
Your written response,
including the case num-
ber.given above and the
names of the parties,
must be filed if you want
the Court to hear your
side of the case.

If you do not file your
written response on
time, you may lose the


case, and your wages,
money, and property
may be taken thereafter
without further warning
from the Court. There
are other legal require-
ments. You may want to
call an attorney right
away. If you do not know
an attorney, you may call
an attorney referral serv-
ice or a legal aid office
(listed in the phone
book).

. If you choose to file a
written response your-
self, at the same time
you filel" ',.J' ...rlrrTn
response to the Court,
you must also mail or
take a copoy of your writ-
ten response to the party
serving this.summons at:
Carolyn Ann Price-Hill &
James Hill, 4114 W.
North B Street Unit 1,
Tampa, FL 33609-2252.

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, .r
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 auto-


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matic disclosure of docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can
result in sanctions,
including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
02/09,16,23&03/02/06p


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that M. S. or E.
B. KOELLIKER, the
holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon.
The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the proper-
ty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 12
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:


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Built in 2003 this home offers
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fireplace, large master suite with
whirlpool tub, beautiful crown
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throughout, and large 2 car
garage.

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$345,000.

Call Gil Chason, Realtor
at (850) 519-2829.
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OR 213 P 20- OR 336 P
1324.
'COMMENCE AT THE
NWC OF THE NE 1/4
OF SE 1/4 OF SECT 31-
4N-5W, RUN S 363 FT.,
E 75 FT TO BEGIN;
THEN E TO W LINE OF
JMES PEACOCK, S TO
WHERE US #90 N LINE
INTERSECTS SAID
PROPERTY, N/WLY
ALONG SAID RD TO A
PT 249.5 FT FROM N
LINE AND POB OF
SAID PROPERTY
HERETOFORE
REFERRED TO, N
249.5 FT TO THE POB.
ALSO, A .244 AC PAR-
CELAS DESCRIBED IN
EXHIBITAOF OR 325 P
14 OF GADSDEN
COUNTY RECORDS.


Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Public Information Meeting
District Three
Post Office Box 607, Chipley, FL 32428-0607

Resurfacing and Improvements to SR 10 (US 90) from beginning of
four-lane section east of Gretna to north SR 12 in Quincy
Financial Project Identification No.: 413425-1-52-01
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a Public Information Meeting for pro-
posed transportation improvements to SR 10 (US 90) from beginning of four-lane section east of
Gretna to North SR 12 in Quincy and south SR 12 (approximately .5 miles) from the pavement
change to the return radius of SR 10 (US 90). The meeting will be held March 2, 2006 from 6 p.m. to
7 p.m. (EST) in the Quincy City Hall, City Commissioner's meeting Room, 404 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida.
This meeting is being conducted to provide interested persons an opportunity to preview the project
plans for the milling and resurfacing of SR 10 (US 90) from the beginning of the four-lane section east
of Gretna to north SR 12 in Quincy and south SR 12 (approximately .5 miles) from the pavement
change to the return radius of SR 10 (US 90). Milling of the existing shoulder and other related reha-
bilitation and safety improvements will be included. TIhis project is approximately 4.325 miles in length.
This meeting will be an informal public information meeting (open house) and consist of dis-
plays and drawings depicting the proposed design improvements, currently at 100%. FDOT
representatives will be available to answer questions. Comments are welcome and forms will
be provided. There will not be a formal presentation or public testimony period.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend and participate. This meeting will be held in confor-
mance with the American with Disabilities Act. Persons requiring special accommodations under the
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 should contact Wade Herod, P.E., Project Manager, toll
free at (866)855-7275, at least seven (7) days before the meeting. His address is 1141 Jackson
Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428. If you have any questions about the meeting or the project, please
feel free to contact Wade or Tommie Speights, FDOT Public Information Director, at (888)638-0250,
ext. 208. His mailing address is 1074 Highway 90, Chipley, Florida 32428 and e-mail address is:
tommie.speiqhts@dot.state.fl.us
This meeting is being held to afford all citizens the right to understand the project and comment on
concerns to the Department. The meeting is being held to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended. Public participation at this meeting
is encouraged and solicited without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, dis-
ability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to Department compliance
with Title VI and/or Title VIII may do so by contacting the Florida Department of Transportation,
District Three, Title VI/VIII Office, Post Office Box 607, Chipley, Florida 32428-0607. Telephone (toll-
free) 888-638-0520, ext. 520, or the Florida Deprtment of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office,
605 Suwannee Street, Room 260, Mail Station 65, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450. Telephone:
850/414-4753. All inquiries or complaints will be handled in an expeditious manner and according to
Department procedure.

Legal No. 65533
2/23&3/02 /06c


PARCEL ID NUMBER:
1314N5W00000041203
00

Name in which
assessed: RANDALL
EUGENE MARRIOTT
SR. AND JACKIE
CAROL

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
8TH day of MARCH,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 6TH day of
FEBRUARY 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
2/09,16,23,3/02/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that EDDIE J.
and MARY J. BLACK-
WELL, the holder of the
following certificate has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of
issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1546
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2003

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 290 P 183, OR 328,
P 957
BEGIN AT A POINT 10
CHS S & 110 FT W OF
NEC OF NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 15-2-4, RUN
S 110 FT., E 110 FT., S
220 FT., W 726 FT., N
165 FT., E 363FT., N 165
FT., E 253 FT TO THE
POB. LESS PART PER
OR BOOK 448 P 1311.


LAWRENCE REALTY
(850) 875-8470 or 1-800-321-8545
Each office independently owned
and operated






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CHATTAHOOC-EE: COMPLETELY RENOVATED
in 2003 and READY TO MOVE IN! This 3 BR, 2 BA
home with covered porch is great for a small family.
Convenient to store, restaurants.
$85,000 W-1667

NEW LISTING:
ELECTRICITY, CITY WATER, GAS,
TELEPHONE, TV CABLEAREALLAVAILABLE
on this 72x150 lot which is well drained and waiting
for your new home.
$16,500 C-4307

IN CENTRAL BUSINESS AREA: 624 sf Block
warehouse on 75x 140 lot. Zoned C-1. Sold as is for only
$69,900 J-3050
CHATTHOOCHEE: FOR YOUR FIRST HOME OR
AS RENTAL PROPERTY: Check out this 3 BR, 1 BA,
960 sf home on a 90x192 lot, most of it fenced.
$49,900 C-1661
CRAWFORDVILLE: LOT OF CHARM in this 3 BR, 2
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with enclosed storage on one end which would make a
good work shop or garage.
$145,(00)0 V-7173
GRETNA: ROOOM FOR YOUR LARGE FAMILY: 5
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Fireplace, garden tub. Needs some repairs, but THE
PRICE IS RIGHT at
$42,500 C-7138


LOTS FOR SALE
-Lake Talquin Lots, Prices range from $145,000-$299,000. Call Jason 545-
0186.
-Two 1.22 acre lots across from The Golf Club of Quincy. Asking
$55,000.00 each. Call Jason 545-0186.
-84.59 acres in SW Leon County with frontage on Hwy 20 and Bloxham
Cutoff. Owner will divide into 10 or 20 acre lots. Asking $8500/acre.
Call Jason 545-0186.
-1/2 acre lot in downtown Crawfordville in Commodore Commons. Asking
$75,000. Call Jason 545-0186.


LEAL


PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3152N4W00000042406
00

Name in which
assessed: JIMMIE LEE
and ANNIE LEE DON-
ALDSON

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
8TH day of MARCH,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 6TH day of
FEBRUARY 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk

2/09,16,23,3/02/06c


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

CASE NO.: 2005-514-
CPA
PROBATE DIVISION

In Re: The Estate of
Lonnie Mae Dixon,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of
the Estate of Lonnie Mae
Dixon, deceased, File
Number 2005-514-CPA,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,


Florida 32351. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file
their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE. ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate,
including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

The date of the first
publication of this Notice
is February 23, 2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
/s/T. Whitney Strickland,
Jr.
259 East Seventh
Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida
32303
Telephone No. 850-222-
2888
Florida Bar No.:
0287350

Personal
Representative:
/s/Joan Bridges
74 Dixon Lane


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needs roommate to
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3/02p


Cont'd pg. 20


1990 14'x70' mobile
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$8,500. Call 627-
2595 or 627-7810.
2/02tf


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ba, 1860 sq ft. LR,
eat in kitchen w/ bar,
family room, office,
Ig sunroom, deck w/
pergola, 2 sheds,
Call Leah Clark 850-

3br 2ba home on 3
acres close to
Chattahoochee.
Asking Price
$180,000.
Call Kellie Herzog
850-508-3416.

2br 2ba home on 2
lots near downtown
Blountstown. Asking
Price $145,000.
Call Don Stephens
850-899-6681.










20 The Gadsden County Times March 2, 2006 _____________________


FROM pg. 19


Quincy, Florida 32352
2/23&3/02/06c


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

CASE NO. 99-1502
CAB

C. DAVID FONVIELLE
and DEBORAH K. FON-
VIELLE,
Plaintiffs,

vs.

LAURA A. HELMS;
JOHN YOUMANS; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

Lot 7, Block "B", MID-
WAY FOREST, PHASE
II, as per map or. plat
thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 61 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
March 14, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
2/23&3/02/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.
05001260CAA

Marie H. Melaugh,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

Burton F. Melaugh,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is given that on
the 8th day of March,
2006, at 11:00 a.m. at
the South front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse in Quincy,
Florida, the undersigned
Clerk will offer for sale
the following real proper-
ty:

Exhibit "A"

Commence at a light
wood hub and tack
known as marking the
Southwest corner of
Fractional Section 6,
Township 3 North,
Range 2 West, Gadsden
County, Florida, and run
thence North 89 degrees
55 minutes 33 seconds
East along the South
boundary of said
Fractional Section 6 a
distance of 4158.82 feet;
thence North 00 degrees
30 minutes 16 seconds
East 764.09 feet; thence
West 1318.68 feet;
thence North 02 degrees
29 minutes 30 seconds
East 379.14 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING, continue
North 02 degrees 29
minutes 30 seconds
East 829.36 feet to the
centerline of a 60.00 foot
right of way roadway
easement; thence North
87 degrees 30 minutes
30 seconds West along
said centerline a dis-
tance of 525.23 feet;
thence South 02
degrees 29 minutes 30
seconds West 829.36
feet; thence South 87
degrees 30 minutes 30
seconds East 525.23
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Containing 10.000
acres, more or lessP.

The Northerly 30.00 feet
thereof being subject to


a 60.00 foot right of way
roadway easement for
the purpose of ingress,
egress and utilities.

The Easterly 7.5 feet, the
Westerly 7.5 feet, and
the Southerly 7.5 feet
thereof being subject to
15.00 foot drainage
easements.

The sale will be made
pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in this action.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this court on


this 15
February,

Certificate
I certif
hereof h
nished tc
Doyle, P.
Winter Pa
attorney f
mail this
February,

Nicholas
Clerk of C

(SEAL)

By Betty
As Deputy
If you are
disability
accommo
to particip
ceeding y
at no cos
provision
assistance
tact the fo
within 2
receipt o
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th day of Any interested person
2006. on whom a copy of the
notice of administration
Sof Service is served must object to
y that a copy the validity of the will (or
as been fur- any codicil), qualifica-
o Patrick W. tions of the personal rep-
0. Box 1328, resentative, venue, or
ark, FL 32790, jurisdiction of the court,
for plaintiff, by by filing a petition or
16th day of other pleading request-
2006. ing relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate
Thomas Rules, WITHIN 3
;ircuit Court MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THE
NOTICE ON THE
Sue Sadberry OBJECTING PERSON,
yClerk OR THOSE OBJEC-
a person with a TIONS ARE FOREVER
who needs any BARRED.
dation in order Any person entitled to
)ate in this pro- exempt property is
ou are entitled, required to file a petition
t to you, to the for determination of
of certain exempt property WITHIN
e. Please con- THE TIME PROVIDED
allowing person BY LAW OR THE RIGHT
days of your TO EXEMPT PROPER-
if this notice: TY IS DEEMED
Ivey, 850-875- WAIVED. Any person
224. If you are entitled to elective share
or voice is required to file an elec-
call 1-800-955- tion to take elective
share WITHIN THE
2/23&3/02/06c TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW.


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

CASE NO.: 06000111-
CAA

DICK N. RILEY, a/k/a
DICK NORRIS RILEY,
Plaintiff,

vs.

TRACY ANN SMITH,
a/k/a TRACEY A.
SMITH, CURTIS
LAMAR WALKER, if liv-
ing, and if dead, their
unknown personal repre-
sentatives, their
unknown administrators,
their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors,
or any other parties
claiming by, through,
under, or against said
Defendants, not known
to be dead or alive; and
all persons unknown
claiming any right, title,
estate, lien or interest in
and to the real property
described herein,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

YOU ARE .NOTIFIED
that an action for
Complaint to Quiet Title
has been filed against
you and that you are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to Dick N. Riley,
c/o Valerie E. Janard,
Esquire, whose address
is 237 East Washington
Street, Quincy, Florida
32351, on or before
March 27, 2006 arid file
the original with the clerk
of this Court, before
service on Plaintiff or
immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a
default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint.
Copies of all court doc-
uments in this case are
available at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
County. You may review
these documents upon
request.

DATED: February 17,
2006

Honorable Nicholas
Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit
Court

(SEAL)

By Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
2/23, 3/02,9&16/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 06-000008CPA
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF MIL-
DRED DEBORAH
FUDGE, Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)

The administration of
the estate of Mildred
Deborah Fudge,
deceased, is pending in
the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which ig 10 West
Jefferson Street,
Quinicy, FL 32351. The
estate is testate and the
date of the decedent's
Will and any Codicils are
Last Will and Testament
dated February 14,
1997. The names and
addresses of the person-
al representative and the
personal representa-
tive's attorney are set
forth below.


Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Harold S. Richmond,
Esquire
Attorney for Marion
Eugene Moulton
Florida Bar No. 0120520
227 East Jefferson
Street
Post Office Box 695
Quincy, Florida 32353
Telephone: 850-875-
1339

Personal
Representative:
Marion Eugene Moulton
33 Yellow Rock Road
Havana, Florida 32333
03/02&09/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 06-000008
CPA
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED DEBORAH
FUDGE, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of
the Estate of MILDRED
DEBORAH FUDGE,
deceased, whose date of
death was April 1, 2005,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 10 West
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
FL 32351. The names
and addresses of the
Personal Representative
and the Personal
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent,
or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three months after the
date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
estate of the decedent,
including unmatured,
contingent, or unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREBER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first
publication of this Notice
is MARCH 2, 2006.

P e r s o n a I
Representative:
Marion Eugene Moulton
33 Yellow Rock Road
Havana, Florida 32333

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Harold S. Richmond,
Esquire
227 East Jefferson
Street
Post Office Box 695
Quincy, Florida 32353
Telephone: 850-875-


1339
3/02&09/06c


LEGAL NOTICE

Gadsden Mini Storage
will be having a Sale on
the following units March
8, 2006, for non-pay-
ment of Rent.

M-477 Joe Brown
0-575 Patricia Burns
C-106 Sharon Dudley
A-32 Keyshonara
Foreman
L-JJ Stephanie Jackson
G-221 Melvina Reed
L-426 Lauretha Rittman
0-588 Wanda
Veneszee
M-441 Annie Ward
3/02/06c


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

CASE NO. 05-1284-CA

HOMEQ SERVICING
CORPORATION F/K/A
TMS MORTGAGE, INC.
D/B/A THE MONEY
STORE,
Plaintiff,

vs.

THE ESTATE OF
HAZEL WASHINGTON,
DECEASED;
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF HAZEL
WASHINGTON,
DECEASED; CYNTHIA
WASHINGTON; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CYNTHIA WASH-
INGTON; CYNTHIA
WASHINGTON, HEIR;
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA
WASHINGTON, HEIR;
JULIET WASHINGTON,
HEIR; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING- BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; FORD
MOTOR CREDIT COM-
PANY; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN
TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT
#2,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Summary 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:

THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED LAND SIT-
UATE, LYING AND
BEING IN GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO
WIT:

BEGIN 697 FEET WEST
FROM THE NE COR-
NER OF THE N 1/2 OF
SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 13, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST, THENCE RUN
WEST 75 FEET THEN
SOUTH 150 FEET,
THENCE EAST 75
FEET, THENCE NORTH
TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, 150 FEET.

A/K/A
911 MARTIN LUTHER
KING BOULEVARD
QUINCY, FL 32351

at public sale, at 11:00
o'clock A.M., or as soon


thereafter as same can
be done, to the highest
bidder, or bidders, for
cash, at the SOUTH
FRONT DOOR; 10
EAST JEFFERSON
STREET, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, on the 12th
day of April, 2006.
DATED THIS 22ND
DAY OF FEBRUARY,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry


Deputy Cler
IN AC
WITH THE,
WITH D
ACT, perso
abilities nee
cial acc
should con
ADMINISTF
the GADSE
Courthouse
8629, 1-80
(TDD) or
8770, via F
Service.


rk Northwest Corner of the
CORDANCE Southwest Quarter of the
AMERICANS Northwest Quarter of
ISABILITIES Section 31, Township 2
ins with dis- North, Range 5 West,
eding a spe- and run East 1000 feet
:ommodation to a fence to begin,
tact COURT thence run East 750 feet,
RATION, at thence North 190 feet,
DEN County thence South 73
at 850-875- degrees 44 minutes
00-955-8771 West 105 feet, North 210
1-800-955- feet, North 73 degrees
Florida Relay 44 minutes East 105
feet, North 200 feet to
3/02&09/06c State Road 12, South 73
degrees 44 minutes
West along highway to a


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

CASE NO. 01-197-PRA
(CONSOLIDATED
CASE # 06-78CPA; 06-
79CPA; 06-80CPA)
Probate Division

IN RE: THE ESTATES
OF: WILLIAM SAMUEL
PROCTOR, WILLIAM
LEEVIE PROCTOR,
LUDA QUEEN PROC-
TOR aka LUDA HAMM
PROCTOR aka LADA
HAMM PROCTOR, and
LEON PROCTOR
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: The unknown sever-
al and respective spous-
es, heirs, devisees,
grantees, representa-
tives, assignees, suc-
cessors in interest,
trustees, creditors, and
alll other parties and nat-
ural persons claiming by,
through, under or
against them and any
corporation, or other
legal entity, and all
claimants, claimants,
persons, or parties, natu-
ral or corporate, or
whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming
under any of the
WILLIAM SAMUEL
PROCTOR, WILLIAM
LEEVIE PROCTOR,
LUDA QUEEN PROC-
TOR aka LUDA HAMM
PROCTOR aka LADA
HAMM PROCTOR, and
LEON PROCTOR, or
claiming to have any
right, title or interest in
and to the lands here-
inafter described:

An action has been filed
for Determination of
Beneficiaries (Heirs) to
the below described
property of the dece-
dents, situated, lying and
being in Gadsden
County, Florida
described more particu-
larly as:

Commence at the


point directly North of the
point of beginning,
thence South to the point
of beginning.

Within 30 days of the
date of first publication of
this notice, you are
required to file an origi-
nal response to the
Petitions filed in this mat-
ter with the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
Florida, the physical
address of which is 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 and the
mailing address of which
is PO Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32353, and to
simultaneously mail a
copy of your response to
Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name is MARVA
A. DAVIS, P.A., whose
street address is PO0 Box
551, Quincy, Florida
32353 and whose phone
number is (850)875-
9300. Your response
may include, but may not
be limited to, an answer
to the petitions, a state-
ment of any claims you
have in and to the above
described lands, and any
objection you have to the
court determining the
heirs as set forth in the
petition and setting aside
the described lands as
homestead.

A call to the Court will not
be sufficient to prevent a
default from being
entered against you. You
may need to consult an
attorney to advise you or
represent you in this
matter. Should you fail to
file a timely response, a
default judgment may be
entered against you and
you will receive no fur-
ther notice of the pro-
ceeding in this case, and
the Court may enter an
Order, among things,
quieting title to the above
described property in the
name of Plaintiff and
canceling your deed, if,
any, and extinguishing
your claim, title, right and
interest in and to the
described property or
any part thereof.

Dated this 27th day of


February, 2006.

MARVA A. DAVIS, P.A.
Attorney at Law
121 S. Madison St.
PO Drawer 551
Quincy, FL 32353
850-875-9300 phone
850-875-9302 facsimile
03/02&09/06c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-084-CPA

IN RE: The Estate of
JANE E. PAYNE,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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

The administration of
the estate of Jane E.
Payne, deceased, File
Number 06-084-CPA, is
pending in the Circuit
Court for GADSDEN
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is PO Box 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353. the
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
served within three
months after the date of
the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
estate of the decedent
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE--DATE--OF--
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-


location of this Notice is
March 2, 2006.

Personal
Representative:
Christopher Payne
32166 Blue Star
Highway
Midway, FL 32343

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Twyla Sketchley, Esq.
FL Bar No.478822
The Sketchley Law
Firm, P.A.
PO Box 15338
Tallahassee, FL 32317-
5338
850-894-0152
850-894-0634
3/02&09/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED
READVERTISMENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that WALTON
CLEMONS CARTER,
the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate num-
ber and year of
issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 357
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2003

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

PARK IN TOBACCO
ROAD UNIT #2 AS PER
PLAT BOOK 2 P 56.
LESS PART PER OR,
451 P 1305.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2343N2W03150000000
02

Name in which
assessed: LEX
THOMPSON AND SHU-
FORD DAVIS

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
8TH day of MARCH,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 27TH day of
FEBRUARY 2006.

NICHOLAS-TNOMAS -.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County,
Florida

BY:Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
03/02/06c


NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
WATER USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given
that pursuant to Chapter
373, Florida Statutes,
the following applica-
tion(s) for water use per-
mit(s) have been
received by the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District:

Application number I
06677 filed 02/07/2006
Willie Morgan, Jr., 1197
Glade Road, Havana, FL
32333
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 6,013 gal-
lons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer System
for Agricultural Irrigation
use by an existing facili-
ty.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden
County:
T03N,R02W, Sec. 11
Interested persons may
object to or comment
upon the applications or
submit a written request
for a copy of the staff
reports) containing pro-
posed agency action
regarding the applica-
tion(s) by writing to the
Division of Resource
Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District,
attention Terri Peterson,
152 Water Management
Drive, Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such
comments or requests
must be received by 5
o'clock p.m. March 14,
2006.

No further public notice
will be provided regard-
ing this (these) applica-
tion(s). Publication of
this notice constitutes
constructive notice of
this permit application to
all substantially affected
persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be
requested in order to
remain advised of further
proceedings and any
public hearing date.
Substantially affected
persons are entitled to
request an administra-
tive hearing regarding
the proposed agency
action by submitting a
written request accord-
ing to the provisions of
40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code.
Notice of Proposed
Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons
who have filed such
requests.
03/02/06c


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The Gadsden County Times March 2,2006 21




Hometown hero: Don Morris steps up to plate


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The following story appeared
only in part in last week's
Gadsden County Times. We
apologize for the error.

It's one thing to say you love
kids and it's another thing to step
up to the plate. Quincy's Don
Morris has stepped up to the plate
in more ways than one.
He has had a hand in the lives
of more than 10,000 local kids
during his years of volunteering
and as a part-time employee at
the Quincy Recreation
Department.
The first time Morris stepped up
to the plate was at the age of 21
when he volunteered as a baseball
coach. The main reason was that
'they couldn't find a coach for his
younger brother's team.
"So me and my brother, Cecil,
started coaching. He coached the
bigger boys and I stayed with the
little ones," he said.
"I started out coaching Little
League baseball. I've also
coached soccer and girls
basketball, but baseball is my first
love," he said.
Morris himself is a product of
the recreation department, having
played for 15 years in the now
defunct Church League. He got
out, he said, when Church League
teams put competition first and
fun and fellowship on the back
burner.
The Morris family moved to
Quincy from Baltimore when he
was eight years old. Fenway Park
holds many good memories and
the Baltimore Orioles were his
favorite team. His uncle always
had season tickets and to this day
has not forgiven the club for
moving to Indiana. The Ravens
are still his favorite team and Cal
Ripken is his favorite player.
Initally, Morris said, he wanted
to be a football player, but he had
a problem, he was a nose bleeder.
"They wouldn't let me play
football, but I could play,
baseball," he said. And so, the die
was cast and Morris channeled all
of his energy into baseball. As an
adult that same energy and
passion was channeled into the


kids he came into contact with as
a coach and mentor at least three
times a week.
Although he loves baseball
what he enjoys more than that is
working with the kids. With each
game he tries to instill a little
lesson in life. Whether it's the
importance of fair play, the desire
to give your best effort in
whatever you do, the rewards of
staying in school, or to practice
humility, Morris says he tries to
never miss a chance to positively
impact a young person's life.
"If you change one child's life,
it's worth it. That's where is all
begins with the children. All of
them are not going to be athletes,
but there'll be some good doctors,
lawyers, teachers, and mothers
and fathers who come through
here," he said.
There are three things he likes
to leave the kid: say your prayers,
sing the national anthem and
always be proud of Quincy. "I
love Quincy, I'm always proud of
and I never plan to leave," he
said. Once he moved about two
miles on the outskirts of Havana,
but that didn't last long. "We
soon moved back to Quincy," he
said.
Morris is now seeing the
children and some grandchildren
of some of the kids he coached as
they came through the recreation
department. "One of the biggest
rewards is to see the kids come
back as adults and now they are
coaching other kids, they're
giving backto this community,"
he said, adding, and I don't care
who you are, you ought to give
something back."
It would be a mistake to think
that playing is all kids hear about
from Morris when they get to
practice or during a game. "I
stress education. I point-out to
them professional athletes who,
because they didn't have
education as a priority, are flat
broke," he said. Morris doesn't
sugarcoat it either. "Even if they
make it as a pro athlete, I tell
them that one J.a) ports Will.
come to an end and they need an
education. The knees will go and
the eyes can't see as clear and
they'll need to be able to provide
for themselves and their


families," he said.
The life lessons have worked.
Many of his little leaguers that
are now adults come up to him
and thank him for being there for
them.
"That makes me feel good and
it makes all of this worthwhile. I
have dozens of plaques, but they
don't mean as much to me as to
see a kid make it in life. People
ask me what I do as hobby. This
is my hobby and these kids here
are my hobby. I make a little
pocket money as a part time
employee but that's not why I do
this," he said.
He's never thought about
quitting volunteering or coaching
or refereeing at recreation. Sure,
he has to deal with parents who
don't agree with calls or who
disagree with the placement of
their child in a line-up but that is
par for the course.
"What I don't do is let the kids
see me argue. I can't tell them not
to do something and then they see
me do it. I usually ask the parent
to come to the side and we
discuss it," he said. Some parents,
who may have thought their
athletic talent extraordinary, are
also trying to live out what they
were unable to accomplish
through their children and that
can cause some overzealousness.


Morris takes in all in stride.
Even with irate parents, Morris
says he never loses sight of his
mission, which is to help the
children have fun and at the same
time get something valuable out
of the athletic experience. "It's
about the kids. As long as they
have fun, I'll be here," he said.
If he had his wish, he wouldn't
have winners and losers in sports
until kids are a little older.
"I'd like to just get rid of the
score board until they are eight or
nine. The younger one's
shouldn't be worried about
winning or losing, they ought to
be out there having fun," he said.
But, as much as he would like it
another way, competition has
crept into recreational sports
more than he likes. It is, Morris
knows, a reflection of our larger
society. "With movies like Jerry
McQuire saying 'show me the
money' and athletes signing
multi-million dollar contracts to,
play a game, you can't expect
children not to be impressed," he
said.
Over the years, Morris and
many of the kids have traveled
throughout the southeast
representing Quincy in
tournaments. "I've met a lot of
people and made a lot of
wonderful friends. The Dixie


Youth League, of which Morris is
a national director for the second
time, has afforded local kids the
opportunity to play against other
teams and kids and to form
bonds.
"The Dixie Youth League is one
of the best things that could have
happened to us. When Quincy
was a part of another league that
paired them with Tallahassee
teams, we had few chances of
winning," he said.
The Dixie Youth League is
made up of cities comparable to
Quincy like Bonifay, Chipley,
Wakulla and others. "Dixie
Youth caters to the smaller cities
and we have been able to go to
several regionals and
championships because of that,"
he said.
And while they haven't won a
national, Morris said he tells them
that they are winners. The fact
that they made it as far as they
did makes them winners.
The League also sponsors
annual scholarships. "It's for any
high school senior who played
League anytime between the ages
of 8 and 12. All they have to do is
fill out the application to be
eligible for the $2,000
scholarship.
Sixty scholarships will be given
away this year in 11 states. It


would do my heart good if I
could present one of those
scholarships to a local kid," he
said.
You might think that Morris
has his hands a little full with the
kids and most of his nights and
weekends spent with other
people's children, think again. He
is also vice-president of the
Lion's Club, a civic organization
that helps young and old around
the world.
Then there is his job as
Engelhard where he is the
maintenance manager.
"It's a good company and with
all of the changes and moving,
they have never asked me to
move or change my job," he said,
giving the company credit for
helping him be able to work with
kids.
And what of his own children
while he's with others? His son is
a Tallahassee Community
College baseball player and his
two daughters are both in school.
His wife, Cindy, he said
understands what he does and is
100 percent behind him.
"I have a wonderful, loving, and
supportive family who have made
it possible to do what I enjoy
doing and that's working with our
kids," he said.


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22 The Gadsden County Times March 2,2006


Audit


2", w... .; ,. '


Elizabeth Clark and Valentino


Busy teen getting Valentino,


Walter ready for 'big show'


West Florida Livestock
Show, Sale this week

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor



Since the fourth grade, Elizabeth Clark has been
raising, showing, and selling steers and pigs. Now,
at age 15, when a lot of girls are concentrating on
boys and lip gloss, Elizabeth's attention this week
is squarely on her steer "Valentino" and her pig
"Walter".
This is crunch time for hundreds of kids in
Gadsden and Jackson counties. A year's worth of
work will come down to two days. The 62nd
annual West Florida Livestock Show and Sale will
be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Livestock
Pavilion on West Jefferson Street in Quincy. The
kids' animals will be judged Wednesday night and
the shows will begin Thursday morning.
"It takes up a lot of my time, but I'm fortunate to
have my dad (David Clark) help me," Elizabeth
said, taking a break from tennis practice Monday
afternoon. This was her first competition match
and she was "just a little nervous." Much in the
same way she will be Thursday whentshe takes to
the arena at the Livestock Pavilion to show her
'prized animals.
In order to compete in the annual show and sale,
youth must keep meticulous records of. almost
every aspect of the animal. "You have to keep up
with their weight and how much you feed them
and they can eat a lot," she said.
Walter weighs in at about 250 pounds and she
said she doesn't know what Valentino weighs.
"We have to wait until he is weighed Thursday,"
she said. And while it is sometimes difficult to let
animals go, Valentino and Walter are going to be
of special help to Elizabeth this year. The kids are


paid according to how much the animal brings at
auction. They are guaranteed at least 99 cents per
pound.
"Usually, the money I get goes into my college
fund: This year, it's going to be my spending
money for my trip to Europe," she said.
Elizabeth is enrolled in a College for High
School Humanities class at Florida State
University and this June she and her classmates
will spend a month in Europe. "I'm really excited
about it, it's also my first time on a airplane," she
said.
With the FSU class, the tennis, and her regular
studies, Elizabeth finds that she has to squeeze in
time for the animals. An "A" student (with one
"B") she will also be inducted into the BETA Club
at her school this week.
"I guess I'm pretty busy but my animals are
always fun. You get to stay off from school and
you get to win money, what could be more fun
than that?" she asked.
Elizabeth doesn't remember at time she didn't
want to participate in the show and sale. "It seems
as if I was always around it. My father and my
grandfather both were very involved and showed
animals," she said. The Clark family, her
grandparents Dwight and Betty and her parents
David and Robin, along with younger brother
Robert, live on a 50-acre farm near Greensboro.
"To me it was natural. We already had the steers
and pigs and I had help when I was smaller," she
said. -
Last year she won second place in showmanship
for her steer. "That was special because it shows
how well you handle your steer and how much
poise you have," she said. The kids also get to
dress up their animals before they show them. "We
use a lot of glitter and stuff like that. They tell us it
isn't a beauty contest, but if they could see the
makeup in the ladies restroom, they would think
differently," she said.
Elizabeth will grow and change, but she says the
one thing that will never change is her love for
farm animals and life on the farm.


Continued from Page 1

by city financial consultant Bill
Bogan, was that it would take
possibly three more months and
there would still be a cost to the
city. Each alternative Bogan gave
- including involving the Joint
Legislative Audit committee, a
.free service would delay the
process.
Dowdell agreed with Gay about
the auditors qualifications and
said that the commission needed
to decide going into the audit just
how far they were willing to go if
something is found that would
require an action.
About the former financial
director Neva Reed, Dowdell
said, did She do something ille-
gal I don't know."
"I knew we would come to this
point," Dowdell said, adding "do
you want the truth or not?"
He said that he felt the audit was
a waste.of money and that the city
should start from scratch.
Continuing to wait on the audit
was not an option Elias liked.
Elias said the commission a few
months ago wanted action. "We
knew it was going to cost." All of
the uproar in the past and the alle-
gations of money missing were
for naught, he said.
Elias said that the city needed to
have some questions answered
and that a base line for the city's
finances needed to be established
so that the city could move for-
ward.
Gay agreed saying that the audit
would finally clear the air.
City clerk Sylvia Hicks was
chosen as the auditors' point of
contact with the commission.
Plans are for the auditors to start
some time iri March and take
about 30 days to complete the
audit.
In other business:
The commissioners heard an
update from Michael O'Halloran,
president of Quincyfest.
O'Halloran said that this year's
event will held May 6, and will be
bigger that last year. The Blues
and BBQ will expand to include
20-30 BBQ teams. The event will
be sanctioned by the Florida BBQ
Association. The teams will be
judged by professional judges
with hopes of moving on to the
national -BBQ. event- held every-
year in Memphis, TN.
There will be a "backyard BBQ
competition" for locals that
would like to compete and sell
their BBQ, O'Halloran said.
Two additional.Blues bands will
be on hand, and a program by the
Gadsden Art Center for children.
An antique car O'Halloran said
all of the visual arts and perform-


ances would be free to the public.
Anthony Jefferson, city pur-
chasing director, presented the
commission a PowerPoint pres-
entation concerning the way the
city prepares utility bills.
Jefferson's presentation was in
response to many residents con-
cerns about their rising utility
bills. Jefferson said that the cost
of electricity and gas was very
volatile. The world's events and
local weather, especially last
year's hurricanes, have an effect
on the price of fuel.
The commission plans several
workshops over the next month.
There will be a workshop on the
future of NetQuincy, the police
and fire pension plan, and the
CRA. The first will be March 14,
starting at 4:30 p.m.


Teacher

Continued from Page 1
classroom is her knowledge of
the subject matter she teaches, the
interest she has in each student as
an individual with different levels
of ability, and making
adjustments to suit the student.
"The only way to get students to
change their attitudes or behavior
is to know that I must be the first
to adjust," she said. Because the
students she teaches are not like
most students in that they require
more personal attention, Black
tries to fill that void for her
students.
She said she views teaching as
more than a job. "It is my
mission. I provide extra time,
extra effort, extra skills, and extra
commitment to be involved with
the whole (student)," she said.
Black realizes the challenges her
students face. Other than the
parents, Black has more contact
with her students than anyone


TCS classes honor troops

Mrs. Glass, Mrs. McIntyre, and their 4-K class, honors our
American troops.


Perseverance pays off for All-Tech


Kilmers say

determination

now paying off

by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

For All-Tech Southeast Inc., their story
is a story of perseverance and head
strong determination that is now staring
'to pay off.
It has been a story of an uphill battle
with disappointments and near
insurmountable obstacles, owners Bev
and Larry Kilmer will tell you. But,
today they can see the future and it looks
extremely bright.
"It is even more exciting than we could
have imagined," Bev Kilmer, vice
president of business development, said
about All-Tech's future.
All-Tech manufactures and installs all-
metal welded gates and fencing. Their
products are used by single family homes
and by subdivision.
The gates and fencing can be very
ornate or plain, Larry Kilmer, president
of the company said, about the
companies specialty product. The gates
are built to be electronically opened and
shut.
All-Tech products can be found all
across the North Florida area. Over 50
percent of their products are currently
being shipped and installed in Bay
County.
Bay County, Larry said, was
experiencing a housing boom and many
of their products are being installed at
some of the county's new subdivisions.
Because All-Tech is a one stop center
for welded gates and fencing, the
company is experiencing a phenomenal
spurt in growth in the last year.
All-Tech, Bev said, can take an idea
someone has for a gate or fence and turn
it into a reality. "We can develop their
idea into a finished product," Bev said,
as she looked over plans for the next set
of gates to come off the assembly line.
The company builds their products from


scratch, building
specs to fit the cu
installs the finish
"Once we were
powder
coating
process, sales
exploded,"
Bev said.The
powder
coating
process is much ]
baking on paint f
the fence or gate
electrically
charged paint
particles. It is
then
superheated
in a furnace to
600 degrees.
The heat
bonds the
paint to the
metal and
creates a
tough surface.
Each
individual
color, for
those
products that
require more
than one
color, must go
through the
same process.
The cooking
time is
between 10
and 30
minutes. The
end result will
be a
multicolored
ornate gate
and a product
that
consumers are w,
color product, Be
The company s
expanded and mo
square foot home
Park on Joe Adan
of the park's first


each gate and fence to The decision to move to Quincy, Bev
istomer's needs and said, was triggered by several incentives
ed products, offered by thecity to draw new business
able to start using our to the park. Among those was no cost for
the property.
"If you believe strong enough in your The incd entives
company," Bev said, "then all of the that All Tech hire
challenges you face, you can overcome." local workers.
Last year All-
Tech faced a
like the process used in dilemma. Health issues and infrastructure
or automobiles. Once problems created a stumbling block for
is built it is sprayed by the company and the Kilmers. The
company got off
to a slow start in
Quincy, Bev said,
because they
could not use
some of their
three phase
equipment, and a
powder coating
process. Without
the city sewage
; the company
could not use its
Powder painting
process.
.After several
months of
-_/negotiations
many of the
/ problems were
worked out. All-
Tech met its
quota of
employees and
the city was able
to put in the
9 much needed
infrastructure.
The much
,,, ~debated
Department of
Community
One of All-Tech's ornate gates Affairs
Community
wanting or a glossy one Development Block Grant was satisfied
v said. and the company was out of the starting
tarted in 1988. All-Tech gate.
moved to their new 12,000 All-Tech builds, installs and maintains
at the Quincy Business its products with local employees.
ms Road in 2003 as one "Eighty percent of our employees are
t businesses, local residents," Bev said.


Photo by Byron Spires'
Larry Kilmer, Tommy Alford and Bev Kilmer with some of the company's
fencing.


"Before the powder paint process was
usable, we had less than $200,000 worth
of proposals, now there nearly $2
million," Kilmer said. The company has
seen a 45 percent increase in sales from
June to December.
"If you believe strong enough in your
company," Bev said, "then all of the
challenges you face, you can overcome."
The challenges were there she said, but
in the end the company is pleased to be


in Quincy.
"I don't think we could have found a
better location, close to the interstate and
in the center of our market are," Bev
said.
The future Bev said has never been
better for All-Tech. "We look forward to
many years of growth and providing jobs
for local residents."
"Life is good," Bev concluded.


else.
"I find both personal and
professional motivation and
satisfaction, especially when I
look back and see the fruits of my
labor," she said. She says she is
an advocate for youth and tries
daily to be a cheerleader for her
students. Accomplishments that
seem small to others are major
milestones for some of Black's
students.
"I give my students praise
because they need it. I interact
with my students, I provide an
atmosphere of mutual trust and
respect, of security, affection, and
belonging," she said.
Just walking into Black's
classroom a visitor can
immediately sense that it is a
place where special needs
students can thrive. From the
brightly colored cubes to the
bulletin board to the reading
center covered with huge throw
pillows, the room is conducive to
learning and exploring.
"My classes consist of students
with varied exceptionalities. It is
important that I select the
appropriate teaching strategies,"
she said. Through the years she
has perfected ways to build
interest in the students to learn, to
help them set goals, and to aid
them in developing skills that
others doubted they could master.
Black is a native of Quincy. She
attended Stevens Elementary
School, Carter-Parramore High
School, Edward Waters College
before earning a Master's Degree
in Education from Florida A & M
University. She further studied at
Florida State University. For the
past 17 years she has been an
exceptional education instruction.
"Her recognition with the
distinguished honor is a tribute to
her service, her colleagues, and
this community," Smith said.








The Gadsden County Times March 2,2006 23


06itutaries


Annie B. Shaw
Annie B. Shaw, 95, of Quincy,
died on Tuesday. February 21, 2006
in Tallahassee.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. at ,
New Zion AME Church, with
burial at St. Mark Cemetery,
Quincy. Visitation will be from 12
noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 3 atf
Betsey Funeral Home who has
charge of arrangements.

Edward 0. (Eddie) Taylor, Jr.
Edward O. (Eddie) Taylor, Jr., 91, a retired agent for Independent
Life Insurance Company, died Thursday, February 23, 2006. He was
born in Knoxville, TN and moved to Quincy in the early 1930's.
Funeral services were Feb. 26 at Centenary United Methodist
Church, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral
Home had charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL.
32308, or Centenary United Methodist Church, 206 N. Madison St.,
Quincy, FL. 32351.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Payne Taylor of Quincy; his son,
Edward Michael (Mike) Taylor of Tallahassee; his daughter, Sarabeth
Taylor Keniry (Joe) of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.

Essie Lee Everett Tribue
Essie Lee Everett Tribue, 67, of
Chipley, died Thursday, February
23, 2006 at home. She was a
lifelong resident of Chipley, retired .-
dietitian from Washington County .'
School System and worked with the
Council on Aging. She was a
member of Orange Hill Missionary .. -
Baptist Church, where she was the'
pianist, member of the program '. -
committee and dietitian.
Funeral services will be Friday, .... .
March 3 at 11 a.m. at Orange Hill .'. -'
Missionary Baptist Church, 816 ?
Sunday Road, Chipley, with burial
in the church cemetery. The Rev.
James Johns will be officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
at Cooper Funeral Home, 1220 Church Avenue, Chipley.
She is survived by five daughters, Judy Brown (Larry), Gina Smith
(Tony), and Michele Kent (Bernard) of Chipley, Melinda Goodman
and Keicah Rouse (Earnest) of Ft. Walton Beach; three sons, Anthony
Bethune of Ft. Walton Beach, Leonard Tribue (Tori) and Marvin
Tribue (Pam) of Quincy; three stepchildren, Michael Tribue (Gloria)
of Quincy, Gail Pitts (Tyrone) of Albany, GA, and Paula Tribue of
Warner Robbins, GA; two brothers, Alton Everett (Rosa) and Lesley
Everett (Jenell) of Sarasota; her sister-in-law, Katie Everett of Chipley;
35 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
Provided by George M. Madry, Madry Memorial Funeral Chapel,
Quincy.

Greater Harvest Ministries family night March 20
Greater Harvest Ministries' family night March 20 at 7 p.m. will
offer teenager ministry, singles nuniii), couples and marriage'
ministry, drug and alcohol counseling ministry, children's ministry and
55 and older ministry. We have wonderful and God-given, experienced
instructors who use the word of God as the foundation of their
teaching.
We welcome you and the community to come in expectation to
receive the word for your life experiences. There is a ministry which is
available to you and your need if you would just show up.
Greater Harvest Ministries is located at 14602 West Main Street,
Gretna. Dr. Gerald Thomas, Sr. is senior pastor.
For further information or details you may also call Marc Black at
(850) 575-4665, leave a message.

Greater Harvest Ministries, Inc.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. TV Ministry (WQTN cable 13; 9:15 a.m. -
Church in training; 10:30 a.m. Morning glory service. Tuesday, 6:30
p.m. TNT night worship service. Wednesday, 12 noon Noon day
prayer. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. TV Ministry (WQTN cable 13)


Saturday, 10 a.m. Intercessory
prayer; 11 a.m. Praise and
worship rehearsal; 12 a.m. -
Music ministry rehearsal.
Monday Fridays, 12 noon/6
p.m. Radio ministry (WWSD
1230 am radio).
February 28, 7 p.m. Mt. Zion
PB Church at Greater Harvest
Ministries (pre-dedicatorial
service). March 3, 7 p.m. BTCC
at Greater Harvest Ministries
(pre-dedicatorial service).

Elizabeth Church of
Christ W.I.H. Inc.
March 7-9, 7:30 p.m. Revival.
March 10 II Corinthians
rendering services on behalf of
church's anniversary. March 11,
10:00 -12:00 noon Youth
meeting and choir practice.
March 15 Program on behalf of
the church's anniversary. March
21, 7:30 p.m. Bible study.
March 25, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -
Youth Department will sponsor a
carwash at Winn-Dixie in
Quincy.
Thanks to everyone who helped
to make church anniversary
services a huge success last week.
Elder Dedric Streeter, pastor.

Steward Temple AME
The Temple members will be
having a FREE clothes give-a-
way on Saturday, March 4, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be
assorted garments for the entire
family. Please come and be
blessed at this caring and sharing
outreach mission. Steward
Temple is located at 85
Woodward Road, Rev. Louisa
Thomas, pastor.
Please contact Patricia Taylor at
627-3534 or Cecelia Madry at
875-3603 for additional
information.
Restoration Fellowship
Church of God in Christ
Restoration Fellowship Church
of God in Christ presents
Explosion '06. Two dynamic
speakers and two explosive
services. Sunday, March 5 at 10
a.m. morning service, Evangelist
Marilyn Barnes and at 6 p.m.
evening service, Evangelist Diane
Green.
The church is located at 708 S.
Main Street, Havana. Elder
Vincent Smith, Sr., pastor.

Quincy First Assembly
of God homecoming
You are invited March 5 to
e,ijoy, .,,time ,of .,good,,,old
fashioned preaching and
fellowship with dinner following
the services. The featured speaker
is Rev. Wayne Fussell from
Blakely, GA. Featured singers,
The Watson Family from Sapp
Community.
Sunday school at 10 a.m. and
church services at 11 a.m.
Virginia Shepard, pastor.

Arnett Chapel AME
ushers' anniversary
The Ushers of Arnett Chapel
AME Church will celebrate their
annual Ushers' Anniversary on
Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. The


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Rev.Willie E. Hagan, pastor.

St. John Church of
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St. John Church of God in
Christ in the St. John Community
is having a fundraiser March 4
from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. There will
be chicken pilau and bar-b-cue
chicken. Free lemonade for just
stopping by.
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First Pentecostal Church of
Havana will celebrate their sixth
anniversary on March 10 at 6:30
p.m., March 11 at 11 a.m. and
March 12 at 10 a.m. followed by
dinner on the grounds. Please join
us in the celebration with worship
and praise.
Mt. Zion news
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study
and youth teaching. Thursday, 7
p.m. Youth choir rehearsal.
Saturday Youth planning


meeting. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. -
Sunday school; 11 a.m. Worship
service. The youth are in charge
of the service. Monday, 7:30 p.m.
- Deacons and mothers board
meeting. All are asked to be
present. Monday and Tuesday, 12
noon Intercessory prayer.
The Matrons Society will visit
River Chase Nursing Home
Sunday following morning
service. Anyone that would like
to go and visit with us is welcome
to do so.
The clothes closet is available
for those needing this service.
Please call 627-8442 for
assistance.

Presbyterian women to
celebrate 100 years
Presbyterian women from the
Presbytery of Florida will meet at
Faith Presbyterian Church in
Tallahassee on March 11 to
celebrate their 100th anniversary,
"God's Word, The Light for the
Journey." Registration is at 9 a.m.
EST and the Call to Order is at
10. The keynote speaker is Rev.
Jack Walchenbach.
The annual gathering offers the
opportunity for all Presbyterian
women to celebrate their heritage,
to worship, pray, listen, laugh, eat
and give thanks together. Those
planning to attend should make
their reservations by February 27,
with Faith Presbyterian Church,
2200 North Meridian Road,


Tallahassee. The registration fee
of $8.50 includes lunch.
For further information contact
Lois Franklin at (850) 385-9522,
e-mail: loisofbuda@aol.com.

II Corinthians Ministries
Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday
school; 11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. praise
and worship. Saturday, 9 a.m. -
morning glory. March 1-3, 7:30
p.m. Apostle Rosilyn Walker-
Copeland in revival at Highly
Favored Christian Center,
Tallahassee. March 10, 7:30 p.m.
- II Corinthians at Elizabeth
C.O.G.I.C.W.I.H., Hardaway.
March 17, 7:30 p.m. II
Corinthians at I Yield Ministries,
Tallahassee. March 18, 7 p.m. CT
- Apostle Copeland at United
Jerusalem, Dothan. AL. March
20, 7:30 p.m. Glory Tabernacle,
Pastor Shirley Moore at II
Corinthians.
March 23, 7:30 p.m. II
Corinthians at Victory Church of
God. March 24, 8 p.m. Sister
United in New Life (S.U.I.N.L.)
at II Corinthians. March 28, 7
p.m. Marriage Ministry. March
30, 7:30 p.m. Love Fellowship,
Pastor Sanford Taylor at II
Corinthians.
Website address:
iicorministries.com. For more
information contact Patsy Henry
at 875-4497 Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-
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