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Creation Date: March 30, 2006
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    Section B: Main: School
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    Section B: Main: Classifieds
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    Section B: Main: Business Directory
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'No' to

NAACP
Gadsden School Board
turns down NAACP
request for land.
Page 3


A way out...
...of crime for kids. A
juvenile justice forum
looks at ways to help.
Page 11


Big trip to

Little Rock
Spring break trip to
study history.
Page B3


Mail thefts
3 charged in stealing from
local mail boxes.
Page 10


Jesse James Jr.

struck by car;

7th traffic

death of 2006

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A 61-year-old Gadsden County
man, Jesse James, Jr., was killed
Wednesday night when he was
struck by a pickup truck on Joe
Adams Road, south of Quincy.
The incident occurred around
10:30 p.m. He became the
seventh traffic fatality in the
county this year.
According to a report released
by the, Florida Highway Patrol,
Robert Earl Brown, 46, was
traveling west on Joe Adams
Road when the left front of his
2005 Ford F-150 struck James.
He came to rest of the south
shoulder of the road.
James was pronounced dead at
the scene. The investigation is
continuing.

When is ,
2 a.m. '
really 3

This Sunday
morning.
Rub the sleep out of your
eyes and turn your clocks
up an hour for daylight
savings time.


Local ER in 60 days? Beds later


State, Ashford,

county agreement

begins process

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The news was good.
If everything talls into place, and the
prospects look good, Gadsden Community
Hospital may be open within a year. And a
critical care unit, basically an emergency
room, could be open in 60 to 90 days.
"This is very exciting news. The joint
agreement will begin the process to
reopei Ga.iddeii Conununit.N Ho,.pit.il,"
Board o( Counit Comnutsione'.
Chairman Ed Di\on said Friday. '
Dixon, along with Secretary of the
Agency for Health Care Administration
Alan Levine, Sen. Al LaLm son and others,
announced that a $2.4 million agreement
had been reached that included $1.2
million in ho-pital improvements. "Our
goal is to get the hospital openedd"


Levine said. court, the
. Dixon thanked the citizens for what he Human S
called their "unwavering support" and Health C
asked them to demonstrate patience as the Dixon sai
county works toward reopening GCH. He Accordi:
thanked everyone who had a lead or signed by
supporting role in helping return the county wi
county to quality health care. agency is:
"At this point in time, I cannot hospital
accurately present' a timetable for the period beg
actual opening of the hospital since there is issued.
is a process that involves the bankruptcy to a credit


Hospital board
by ALICE DU PONT there had
Times Editor company
moving t(
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of AHCA's
Directors imet Tuedaj\ and authorized 2005 stepI
chairman Craig McMillan to sign the The sign
agreement that the county and the Agency the boar
for Health Care Administration (AHCA) document
signed Frday. was Dec.
* The board, appointed by county their dutie
commissioners last year, had been meeting feelings o
to make sure the hospital ran smoothly relating to
,hiould the management company Ashford "What d
Healthcaie Ss.tetns, Inc. pull out. While asked dep


U.S. Department of Health and
Services, and the Agency for
Care Administration (AHCA),"
d.
ng to the agreement that was
Levine and Dixon Friday, the
ill pay AHCA $342,770 after the
sues an operating license for the
and $548,089 over a two year
ginning 60 days after the license
The county would pay $300,000
tors fund in the U.S. Bankruptcy


okays agi
I been problems between the
and the 'county, with the county
o evict them from the hospital,
closing of he hospital in Nov,
ped up the process.
ing of the agreement means that
d of directors supports the
. The last meeting of the board
7, with members questioning
es and expressing fiusiration and
f being left in hmbo over events
o the hospital.
oes this mean for us?" McMillan
utM county attorneN Paul Sexton.


Joyner pulls no punches:


Advises against even $800 in spending request


But, she says, city

on track to fiscal

health by year end

by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
Interim finance director Christie Joyner
pulled no punches with Quincy city
commissioners Tuesday night about the state


Hometown


Mentor switches
from
iecoimun icat ions
'i kids about
i education


of the city's finances.
When asked if.she was comfortable with the
spending of $800 from one commissioner's
discretionary fund for charitable causes,
Joyner said, "Given our current condition I
would advise against it."
Joyner's comments came on the heels of a
request for funding for an African Dance and
Gospel Sing to be held in Quincy in April.
Mayor pro-tem Andy Gay (Mayor Sherrie
Taylor was not present at the meeting)
explained to the person representing the
African dance program that the city's current
financial problems hindered its ability to


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Henry McGill knew when he
retired from his full time job as a
troubleshooter for Sprint in
Tallahassee, and from his part
time job as'a car salesman in
Cairo, GA, that he wouldn't be
content sitting at home. He didn't
know that two years later he
would be getting up every day and
making his way to Havana
Elementary School to volunteer
all day. Henry McGill is a
hometown hero.
From 8:20 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.-and
sometimes until 5 p.m.-McGill
can be found at the school helping
out in Parish Williams' class for
Exceptional Education Students.
The class, made up mostly of


boys, is a rewarding expe:
"I'm happy when they do
disappointed when they d
have to always remember
they are children and they
going to make mistakes a
little slips," he said.
McGill said he backed in
he's doing now. "I started
couple of days a week as
through a program we (he
member) have in The Gad
County Men of Action at
middle school and the ele
school, dividing my time
the two," he said.
He remembered one you
he met at the elementary t
years ago. "He was quite
disruptive, the teacher alw
to speak to him, he would
so I decided he was going


donate to any programs at this time.
Commissioner Keith Dowdell offe
give the dance program money frc
discretionary fund. Each commission
$1,000 in his discretionary fund (a
item) which can be used to func
activities.
Dowdell said he had several
organizations he wanted to donate mo
at the same time. He made the mo
spend $800 from his fund. It took
seconds before commissioner Derrici
See QUINCY on P

rience. my project. Mrs. Turner, the
well and principal, asked if I would s
don't. I my time at the elementary s
that because they needed the hel
are said.
nd have McGill began to talk to th
and tried to penetrate the ha
nto that shell he had already built up
I out a around him. "I tried just
a mentor encouraging him. I knew I i
is a work on his attitude first. I
dsden him that he was as smart as
the other student, that he had a
mentary ahead of him if he would sti
between That's when he told me he (
know how to study. I began
ung boy working with him and by th
two of the year he had gone fror
and one C to B's and C's. H
vays had gone on to the middle schoc


n't study
to be


Court.
The fund was established to help pay
creditors of Ashford Healthcare Systems,
the company that leased GCH and was
managing it when it was closed Nov. 4,'
2005. Ashford owes AHCA more than,
$817,000 in Medicaid overpayments and
rate adjustments. The debt was
accumulated over se\ eral ,ears, according
to Paul Sexton, the county's deputy
attorney. Ashford also owes the City of
See HOSPITAL on Page 9

cementt
Since the board will have nothing to do
with the soon-to-be established critical
care unit that may open in the emergency
room of the hospital, Sexton 'aid their
duues would d be in demand 3a the
reopening of the hospital dra s closer
"There %dll be certain dungs that you
will have to do in terms of the training that
AHCA \till want you to have," Sexton
said.
The board of directors, is on hold, ready
to take on the responsibility of being the
eies and ears for the board of country
comrussioners once the facdibr reopens.


S Shooting

suspect shot

by deputy

Chattahoochee
man charged with
attempted murder

-3 iy ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A 33-year-old Chattahoochee
man, Cedric Goodson, has been
charged with attempted first-
degree murder after he shot a
man late Monday night.
Goodson then led deputies on a
high-speed chase through the
southwestern part of Gadsden
County and part of Liberty
County.
Goodson was shot by a
Gadsden County deptity after he
refused to surrender and drop a
9mm weapon he was carrying.
According to Sheriff Morris
Young, this is what happened:
earlier Monday night Goodson's
former girlfriend called a male
-red to friend because she needed to talk
Dm his to someone about "some things
ier has that were going on in her life."
budget When the woman and her friend
1 such returned to her residence,
Goodson was sitting in a parked
other car in the yard.
ney to "He got out, walked up to the
tion to car and started shooting," Young
several said. The 49-year-old victim,
k Elias whose name was not released,
put his arm up in a defensive
age 13 manner. The bullet struck him in
the lower arm.
Goodson, believing he had
e killed the man, left the scene as
pend deputies arrived. "We followed
school him, sometimes at a high rate of
p," he speed, into Liberty County and
back into Gadsden County before
e boy he crashed into a small clump of
rd trees near his home," Young said.
P "We tried to talk him out of the
car, and we made numerous
had to attempts to get him to throw
told down the weapon and surrender.
any The standoff lasted about an
future hour.
udy. "He finally got out of the car,
didn't but he was waving the gun
around saying he wanted us to
e end kill him because he couldn't
n D's spend the rest of his life in
[e has prison," Young said.
l and Fearing for the safety of


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Magnolias take

center stage at

Quincy research

center show


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The 2006 Magnolia Field Day
was held Thursday afternoon at the
North Florida Research and
Education and Research Center,
just south of Quincy on Pat
Thomas Parkway. The two-hour
program, which included a guided
tour, was designed to display and
showcase magnolia trees and
wildflowers that are adapted to this
area.
The yellow magnolia is the
hottest trend in magnolias today.
"This date was chosen because late
blooming yellow-flowered
magnolias historically were in full
flower. Unfortunately, our early
spring means there are fewer
blooms than normal for this time of
year," said Gary Knox, extension
specialist and Professor of
Environmental Horticulture.
About 50 people, mostly from
Leon County and south Georgia,
braved the overcast skies and
sometimes biting wind, to learn
about magnolias. Knox explained
that members of the magnolia


family are prized worldwide for
their flowers and have become
some of the most widely planted
trees. "Most of the magnolia trees
in this area are the southern
magnolia and are identified by the
large shiny evergreen leaves and
the large white blossoms," he said.
The southern magnolia grows up
to 90 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide
with flowers that may be up to 8
inches in diameter. The flowers
will bloom intermittently in late
spring and throughout the summer.
The flowers are followed by
reddish, 3-5 inch long, oblong
fruits displaying red seeds ripening
in late fall. "The southern magnolia
is used as a specimen plant, street
tree, shade tree, screens, or
windbreaker," York said.
There are almost 120 different
varieties of magnolia trees at the
research center. They are being
studied for their uses and
ornamental characteristics, growth,
pest susceptibility, maintenance
needs, and overall adaptability to
north Florida and the Gulf Coast.
York said the plants are evaluated
once or twice a week for the


At right,
Jeff Norcini
explains
wildflower
cultivation.
Below, I ,
Gary Knox -
shows the '
popular ta m-' i '
yellow .. -.
magnolia




C .
Photos by f ,
Alice a,
DuPont ,
number of
flowers showing color change and
any other changes that are
important. The height and width of
the plants were recorded last
December. Deer have caused some
damage to the trunks of several
magnolia trees. York has placed a
fence around some of them to deter
deer from rubbing their antlers on
the trees.
Each participant was given a chart
containing the name, date planted,
height, width, and flowering
characteristics of each magnolia.
Jill Williams, a local volunteer, was
thanked during the opening session
for her efforts in recording the data
that was summarized in the report.
Dr. Jeff Norcini conducted the
wildflower section of the tour. He
explained the various uses of


flowers from those that attract
butterflies to those that can be used
for weed control. "One of the
wildflowers were are
experimenting with can actually be
used as a border and is very
effective in controlling weeds," he
said.
In his research he had stumbled
on a substance that has proven
effective in repelling deers. "It's
called pelletized sludge. They'll
give it to you free in Pensacola and
you can buy it in Tallahassee," he
said.
Each participant received either a
magnolia tree, hydrangea or a crape
myrtle at the end of the tour.
For information on upcoming
tours, call Yasmin Wallas at 850-
875-7112 or log on at
http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu.


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The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006 3


Havana receives $650,000 grant


by BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

It appeared, according to city
manager Susan Freiden, that
the Town of Havana had
missed its chance at a!
Commercial Revitalization
(CR) grant.
" A turn of events in favor of
Havana, however, will bring a
much needed $650,000 grant to
the northern downtown area
? Freiden told town council
members Tuesday morning.
2 The money will be used to
complete converting overhead
electric lines to underground
electric services. Part of
downtown already has
underground electric service.


In addition, the money will be
used to upgrade sidewalks,
street lights and building fronts.
Downtown merchants will be
able to apply, she said, for
money to redo signs as well.
Havana had placed third on the
ranking for a CDBG housing
grant and fell in the CR grant
line as the number two
applicant. The number one
applicant decided to pull out,
which opened the door for
Havana to receive the grant.
The town must now choose an
engineer and administrator for
the project. A committee
consisting of mayor T.J. Davis,
Karen Myrick and Freiden was
formed to bring a
recommendation back to the


board for those positions.
Freiden asked permission from
the council to apply for a
$50,000 FRDAP grant for a
gazebo to be placed at the
town's community park. The
council approved the issue.
In other business:
* The council approved
modifying the commercial
dumpster agreement with
Waste Management. The
modification releases the town
from collecting and overseeing
commercial dumpsters.
Modifying the agreement could
allow other dumpster
companies access to the town's
dumpster business town clerk
Howard McKinnon said. The
town has a franchise agreement


with WM.
Freiden told the council that the
commercial dumpsters are
becoming a problem for the
city. Currently the town bills
commercial customers for their
dumpster service and pays
Waste Management. Freiden
said the frequency that the
dumpsters are emptied had
become an issue as well as
what is being put into the
dumpster. She felt the city
would be better served having
WM deal directly with the
commercial customer.
The town will retain control of
the barrel containers used by
some businesses.
SEE Havana p. 12


Charlie D. Frost seeks re-election


Charlie David Frost
officially announces his
candidacy to seek re-election as
the representative for Gadsden
County School Board District 4.
Over the past years, I have been
actively representing the
citizens, parents and students in
District 4 by serving as their
voice on many educational
issues and concerns. My
passion and desire to offer
every child a quality education
in Gadsden County is expressed
in board meetings, on school
grounds and in the public
sector. I am a sounding board
and driving force for the
educational concerns and issues
of the citizens in Gadsden
County.
As a product of the Gadsden
County School System and a
proud graduate of James A.
Shanks High School, I credit
4 my teachers for instilling in me
the belief that -education,
experience, and memories are
{* three things that no one can
-A ever take away. Therefore, I go
above and beyond the call of
duty when rendering service to
others, especially our children.
Those who come in contact
with me have benefited from
my warm personality, my
willingness to make positive
contributions, and my
dedication to the vision of
building a better future by
helping to build a quality school


Charlie D. Frost


system. My motto several years pledge my on-going support for
ago was and still is "Without all employees who work within
Children There Is No Hope For the system to provide a positive
Our Future; and Education environment conducive for
Makes Hope Happen." In professional development,
essence, I share the district's growth and success.
vision to build a brighter future I have been married for 25
for our students and pledge to years to Ms. Bobbie Jean Frost
continue to help the district and our five children are either
increase ,its financial stability graduates, or students. of the
and student .,:niollImrl-t '"I also Gadsden CouI m) 'School


System. I am a hard and
dedicated worker who has been
employed by SUPERVALU for
over twenty-two (22) years. My
educational and community
service records include, but are
not limited to, holding the
office of President of St. John
Elementary School PTA,
serving as a former member of
the county's PreK Policy
Council and serving as an active
and dedicated mentor at Carter
Parramore Academy. I also
work with the Quincy
Recreation Department and
various athletic associations as
an official/referee to strengthen
my relationships with the youth
of Gadsden County.
As a registered voter, your
educational issues and concerns
deserve to be heard and
addressed.
In order to continue my
efforts of building a quality
school district and being the
voice of District 4, I, Charlie D.
Frost, once again ask for your
support as I seek to serve the
citizens, parents, and students
of Gadsden County for a second
term. Mankind owes to the
child the best that it has to give
and your vote to re-elect me is a
vote of confidence .that will
ensure a continuous
commitment and positive
outcome for the students and
the future of Gadsden County
:School System.


School Board


says no to giving


NAACP land


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The School Board turned
down a request from the
Gadsden County Branch of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) to donate a
portion of the land purchased to
build West Gadsden High
School.
Debra Minnis, the board's
attorney, informed the board
members that state law
prohibits the donating of and to
any entity that is not
governmental. "Under DOE
(Department of Education)
regulations we cannot donate
property. We can sell property,"
she said. Sam Hawkins,
president of the NAACP said
the school board has given land
to non-profit organizations in
the past. He produced a Quit
Claim Deed dated April 4,
2004, showing property was
conveyed as the W.P.
Humphrey Club, Inc. or the
Gretna Community Club.
Minnis said the property was
never donated but was
purchased. Hawkins then
circulated a form showing the
property sold for $100.
During his presentation.
Hawkins said the organization
now wants to acquire the land
and then donate the land to the
Black Histoiical Society. "The
president, Mr. Anthon, Powell,
was supposed to be here
tonight, but I don't see him,"
Hawkins said.
Speaking in Powell's
absence, Hawkins said the land
would be used -to recreate a
village so that "school children
could see how life used to be.
You are all supposed to be
educators, you know thai you
don't know where you're going
unless you know where you've.
been," Hawkins said.
Roger Milton, chairman, said
that the request was from the
NAACP and not the Black
Historical Society. 'If ihe


society wants to have its request
heard, they have to put it in
writing and be placed on the
agenda," he said.
The property, which was
purchased from Tommy Smith
as the site for a school, was
abandoned when Hawkins
informed the board that part of
the property was once a
gravesite. "What's the harm in
giving us four or five acres, you
can't do anything with it. If we
make it a historical site, we
would be doing you a favor," he
said.
The board attempted to sell
the property, but the lowest bid
offered was nearly $100,000
lower than the amount the
board paid and all offers were
rejected.
In an unrelated matter, the
Auditor General released the
annual school board audit
earlier this week. "The district
generally complied with
significant provisions of laws,
administrative rules,
regulations, contracts, and grant
agreements. However, we 'did
note internal control and
compliance findings that are
summarized below."
*As of June 30, 2005,
expenditures exceeded the
budget in five functional
expenditure categories and the
operating transfers out category
in the General Fund, and in 12
functional expenditure
categories and the operating
transfers out category in the
Special Revenue-Other Fund.
These overexpenditures totaling
$3,017,927.34 were resolved by
the Board's approval of the
final budget amendment: in
September 2005.
Improvements were needed
in internal controls over capital
assets to pro'.ide for timelN
posting of detaled .subsidiar)
records. Also noted v. as that the
district did not complete a
physical inventory of its
tangible personal property for
SEE Land p. 12 '-


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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006
ALL DAY 8:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Dedication
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Growth or Boom


So as to not bore you, I'm going to tell you up
front that this column is going to be about growth
and what I see happening in Gadsden County.
Let me start by saying that growth in and of
itself is not a bad thing.
Without growth we will wither and die.
Oh, I know there are those that will heartily
disagree with that statement, but there is no such
thing as a stagnant economy. We are either
moving forward or backing up. As hard as some
may want things to say the same, economically
they can not.
It is built into our capitalistic system that growth
drives our economy. Ask any economist.
You may be shocked to know there are literally
hundreds of communities all over this country
that would like to trade places with us.
Why? Because Gadsden County has the
potential for growth. Many small communities
are dying on the vine of economic disparity.
They have nothing to offer people who are
wanting to move there or bring a business.
Gadsden County has been on the verge of a real
growth spurt now for a couple of years.
When and how it will happen is still debatable,
but it will happen.
Think about the following comments concerning


what has already occurred.
The eastern side of the county has been slowly
filling up for the past ten to fifteen years. It has
been a creepy-crawly type of growth, that for the
most part has gone ahnost undetected. A quick
ride out Highway 12 between Quincy and
iHavana and down the Shady Rest Road will give
you a pretty good idea of what I'm talking about.
Several other growth areas have sprung up,
including a number of new homes in the St. John
and Sawdust communities.
You cannot talk about growth in Gadsden
County and not include Midway.
Midway has become the most obvious growth
area, primarily because of its connection to
Interstate 10 and proximity to Tallahassee and
Leon County. It was inevitable that one day
Midway would have a run at growth. It came
much sooner that some expected, but it was
going to happen.
Midway's current council embraced the
prospects of growth and encouraged new
business and especially new subdivisions.
Yes, they are facing some obstacles right now,
but again the die is cast.
I'm often asked why people want to move to
Gadsden County.


The most obvious answer now is that Leon
County is filling up. That alone accounts for
most of the new homes. Included in that reason
are a few more factors. We are close enough to
make a bearable commute (30 to 45 minutes in
most cases) and we have reasonably priced land.
I recently heard someone say that $25,000 for a
lot to build a house on was absurd. Is it? Not with
lots in Leon county pushing the six figure prices
and beyond.
You may have a problem finding that $25,000
lot now, by the way.
We still have a long way to go in the growth
department.
Sure, we are seeing a little here and a little there,
but it is not even a drop in the bucket to what is
happening in central Florida. Let's use
Lake County as an example. It lies about halfway
between Ocala and Orlando along US Highway
441.
I have relatives that live there and visit the area
often. My mother moved to Lake County in
1980 after she retired. At that time the county
was about 100,000 in population.
Ten years later it had bumped up to about
150,000. By 2000 it was bulging at 210,000.
Two lane highways 20 years ago are now busy
thoroughfares.
In 2005 the population had, according to
estimates, risen another 50,000 residents,
bringing the county's total to over 260,000. That
means the county has more than double in size in
25 years.
Has it reached its peak?
Think about this: there were applications for
120 new subdivisions in 2005 for a county that
yoiu would think was already at the bursting
point.
Lake County also has 140 named lakes and a
dozen other creeks and rivers that have impeded
growth.


So where does this leave Gadsden County?
For many years we have faced every known
poverty-driven problem. Gadsden County has a
chance to remedy at least in part some of
those problems.
Growth handled correctly can be a good thing.
It can raise revenue for schools, struggling
county and city governments. It can help provide
better paying jobs that will keep our young
people here, instead of moving off to a more
progressive area.
I'm not saying we should open the flood gates
and double in size over the next five years. What
I am saying is that a smart growth is a win, win
situation.
We have an Enterprise Zone that caters to
business growth. The zone for the most part is
along the two major highways in Gadsden
County, US 90 and US 27. We need to
concentrate our business growth along those
corridors.
As far as subdivision development is concerned,
I would like to see larger lots. I'm not opposed to
septic tanks, I just think they should be on large
lots. A good example would be our classification
of Agriculture One. It allows one home per five
acres with clustering down to about two-acre-
size lots.
My problem is when we have four or five
homes per acre, even with a central sewage
system. That is too many homes, especially if
you are doing this over a hundred acres.
The rules are in place for this by the way. We
don't have to invent the wheel again, just use
what we already have.
Balancing all of the issues is not an easy task,
especially when you include special interest and
egos.
All I can say right now is that what happens
over the next few years will certainly give us
here at the paper something to write about.


Clearing up informati


on


Dear Editorn ... ,

Miss Madison I received my
information concerning the new
developments and county
services cost for the city of
Midway from the Midway City
Hall, the Gadsden County
Sheriffs department, two
members of the Gadsden County
Development Council and the
county budget. I assure you my
only interest in Midway is the
improvement of the quality of
life for all Gadsden County
residents inside and outside of
each of our towns and cities.
Please let me know if I can'be
of any further assistance to you
by calling 627-2527. Thank you
very much for your time and
consideration.

Brenda A. Holt



Needs your help

Dear Editor,

There is a local family in our
county who is in great need.
They have been attending
services here at ChristTown for
the last couple of months, and
now I realize why God sent them
to us. The father was on his way
home from work about 3 weeks
ago, and was in a tenible wreck.
He had both legs crushed and
will be out of work indefinitely.
He will have to go thru a long
season of therapy. The mother
and 2 young children are going
to have to truly pull together to
take care of daddy and the chores
around the house.
I sought the Lord about how
we could help and he has led me
to give them our Sunday a.m.
offerings, we don't collect a lot,
because as many of you know
we are helping those with
addiction struggles get back on
their feet.
It is amazing how our small
congregation has pulled together
resources, they have in the last 2
wks. given over $800. Praise
God!
The mom told me this has
made a mortgage payment and
electric and
such and has taken much burden
off the father's mind. He is a very


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Courtroom sa

Dear Editor:

On March 1
Dupont penned
titled "Local
Security Addres
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administrator, w
increased court
was being '.addre
to enhance seci
31, 2005. -"Sor
be done, we w


provider. We up." We don't worry too
ou the joy of much about traffic court or
ters lives by small claims court. It's when
-ction jar' at people may be losing their
ain Center .at families be forced to pay
n. alimony or are going to jail
monetary that violence occurs.
ll be given In the article Major Morgan
ily. of the Sheriff's Department
e to mail a was quoted: "We have to
end it to P.O. screen visitors to make sure
Fl. 32353 with the courtrooms are weapon
i of check: for free. Our baliffs will need to
family. Thanks be trained in panic alarms and
ss you beyond taking away weapons." Mr.
or Jesus, 1 Cor. Slayton also stated: We don't
-40. want our citizens afraid to
come to the courtroom
Bob Wells because they don't feel safe."
Today is nearly a year since
,the article was written. To
date security for the Judges'
fety .Chamber on the second floor
of the courthouse has some
increased security, however
the bailiffs are still not
7, 2005 Ms. inspecting for weapons despite
I an article an operational metal detector
Courtroom being outside their office. The
ssed." In that courtroom security situation is
[layton, court unchanged. There is a metal
as quoted that detector at the entrance,
room security however it is never plugged in
essed in order nor manned by the bailiffs.
urity by May There are no procedures in
nething has to place to screen visitors
rant to speed coming into the courtroom.


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The same is true for the new
child support courtroom in the
County Commissioners
meeting room.
It is only a matter of time
before we have a serious
incident that will injure court
persons or cause a fatality.
This issue has been
addressed to the County
Commissioners, the Sheriff,
the Judiciary and the Clerk of
the Court to no avail. It is time
that our appointed and elected
officials take responsibility of
the well being of the citizens
of Gadsden before it's too
late. It seems to me that the
County has had this issue
before them for a long time. If
an incident were to occur I
believe' the county liability
would be astronomical in that
they have studied the problem
to death with no change. The
liability would impact the
entire county, not just the
folks who enter the
courthouse.
I am not advocating
barricading the courtrooms;
however I believe it is
essential to have basic
screening 'for weapons of
personnel entering the
courtrooms. maybe the


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County Times
issue off high c


Caring socia

Dear Editor:

"Life's Jour
Here." This
National Proft
Work Month
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workers' miss
of the Big
Board of Direc
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county con
heartfelt appre
outstanding
provide.
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and Franklin c
the needs of o
families as the
of life's jo
professionals
nursing homes
facilities, scho


the Gadsden centers combine resources to
can get this meet unique needs.
enter. Imagine being confronted
with negotiating the Medicare
Tex Hawkins and Medicaid maze, seeking
disability coverage, finding
daily support and care,
d workers acquiring medical equipment,
or simply providing three
meals a day for people too
sick to shop and cook.
ney. Help Starts Professional social workers
theme for know how to negotiate the
essional Social mazes, how to expedite
captures the processes and how to find the
fessional social services that meet the needs.
ion. On behalf Big Bend Hospice counselors
Bend Hospice specialize in the field of end
tors, I extend to of life care and in grief and
ers in our eight- loss counseling. The Big Bend
nmunity our Hospice Caring Tree
ciation for the counselors are trained to work
services they with youth. They form an
outstanding team working
Hospice's 31 with case managers, discharge
rs collaborate planners, and other social
ues n Leon, workers provide the highest
idison, Taylor, level of care in the Big Bend
erty, Wakulla, area while promoting dignity
counties to meet for everyone, especially the
mr patients and most vulnerable.


ay face the end
)umey. These
at hospitals,
assisted living
ols and senior


Thank you for caring!
Mollie Hill, Chairman
Big Bend Hospice
Board of Directors


Nature's camouflage

This young turkey hen has lost her drove and is searching through a pine thicket to find her fellow
turkeys. March 19 through April 24 is Florida's Spring gobbler season. A smart hunter with the right
equipment can call a gobbler to with in shooting distance. Gobblers are usually a little larger than the
hens and have a "beard," that purtrudes fron their chest.
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There will be a Women's
Conference Friday, April 7 and
Saturday, April 8 at Trinity
Temple Church of Christ Written
in Heaven, Panama City. The
keynote speaker will be Geneva
Lee-Fryson.
Call Pastor Mary Holloman at
856-9562 for more information.

St. Peter Apostolic
Church Men in Black

The pastor and congregation of
St. Peter Apostolic Church in the
Sawdust community will be
hosting their Second Annual
Men In Black program on
Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. The
guest speaker for the program
will be Minister Greg Taylor.
The community is invited to
attend, especially the men of
Gadsden County. For more
information contact Pastor John
Battles at 442-4684 or Rodney
Moore at 875-2682.

Greater Tanner
Chapel AME Church

The officers and members of,
the Greater Tanner Chapel AME
Church cordially invite the com-
munity to their Holy Week
revival services April 11-13.
These services will be held
nightly at 7 p.m. The Rev.
Clarence M. Jackson, II, pastor
of Greater Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, Chattahoochee
is the revivalist.
His choir accompanies him
along with the St. Stephen PB
Church Choir, Rev. Cloud, pas-
tor on Tuesday night April 11;
and the Zion Hope PB church
choir, Elder Jones, pastor on
April 12.'
The Holy Week revival servic-
es are sponsored by Greater
Tanner Chapel's ministerial
staff: Rev. Lossie Jackson, Rev.
Shirlean Thomas, Evangelist
Inell Cotton, Sister Alicia Tucker
and program coordinator, Sister
Robin Douglas-Jackson.
The pastor is the Rev. Elizabeth
E. Yates, M. Div. We urge you to
come and experience a renewal
of the Holy Spirit like never
before.

New Zion MB pastor
anniversary

New Zion MB Church mem-
bers invite everyone to come out
and join them in celebrating Rev.
Dr. James Atkins second Pastor's
Anniversary on April 21 and
April 22 at 7 p.m; April 23 at 11
a.m. and 3 p.m. Closing/Wrap-
up Service at the RV Resort on
the river in Chattahoochee.
For more information, please
contact Sister Irene Harris at
(850) 663-2449 or 694-5511; or
Brother Randy Edwards at (850)
663-2688.


Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday
school; 11 a.m. worship serv-
ice.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. praise
and worship. Saturday, 9 a.m. -
morning glory.
March 30, 7:30 p.m. Love fel-
lowship, Darford Taylor at II
Corinthinans. April 1, 7:30 p.m.
- II Corinthians at St. Stephens,
PB Church. April 10, 7:30 p.m. -
God's House of Prayer, Pastor
Kathey Wright. April 11- 13, 7:30
p.m. Spring revival at II
Corinthians ministries. Speaker,
Apostle Rosilyn Walker-
Copeland.
Web site address: iicormin-
istries.com (all lower case let-
ters).
For more information contact
Patsy Henry at 875-4497 Mon.-
Fri. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

St.Thomas the Apostle
Catholic Church

Saturday, April 1, Most
Reverend John H. Ricard SSJ,
Bishop of Pensacola-
Tallahassee, will seal 23 children
of the palish with the
Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Confirmation Mass will
begin at 11 am. May the Holy
Spirit give you all the spirit of
wisdom, understanding, right
judgment, courage, knowledge,
and reverence. Congratulations,
children and families.

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Church anniversary

Church anniversary at St. Mary
MB Church in the Sawdust com-
munity at 5 p.m. April Iwith a
dance and singing program. If
you are interested in participat-
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Humose please contact Tinika
McNeil at 284-8744 or Jasmine
Sailor at 545-2255. Julius
Robinson, pastor.

Elizabeth Church
of Christ WIH

April 4-7, 7:30 p.m. Revival
services. April 8, 10:30 a.m. -
Youth practice. April 9, 12 noon
- Family and Friends Day. April
11, 6:30 p.m. Youth practice.
April 14 Program sponsored by
the Men's Department. April 15,
12 noon-4:00 p.m. Youth meet-
ing/Fun Day. April 16 Please
join us as we celebrate Easter.
We appreciate the support shown
toward our ministry, please con-
tact the church at 856-5254 if
you would like to contribute to
our Building Fund Project.
Thanks in advance. God Bless!

Bethleham M B
Church fund-raising

There will be a fund raising
program at Bethleham M B


Church April 9 at 4 p.m. and
everyone is invited to come. For
more information, please contact
Deacon Willie Clark at 875-
1434.

New Zion MB pastor
anniversary

New Zion MB Church mem-
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and join them in celebrating Rev.
Dr. James Atkins second Pastor's
Anniversary on April 21 and
April 22 at 7 p.m; April 23 at 11
a.m. and 3 p.m. Closing/Wrap-
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the river in Chattahoochee. For
more information, please contact
Sister Irene Harris at (850) 663-
2449 or 694-5511; or Brother
Randy Edwards at (850) 663-
2688.

Arnett Chapel photo
session on April 22

The Anointed Vessels of Praise
of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. church
will be sponsoring a professional
family photo session through
Color Craft Studios on April 22.
This event will be held at Arnett
Chapel A.ME. Church 209 South
Duval St. Quincy. Tickets for
this event are being sold for
$5.00. With the purchase of each
ticket, you will receive a FREE
10 x 13 portrait of your family
and several poses will be taken.
You MUST purchase your ticket
by April. 14 in order to have your
portraits taken on April 22. No
tickets will be sold on the .day of
the event. If you have any ques-
tions or to purchase a ticket,
please contact Terricka
Washington at (850) 509-3569
or Kim Washington @ (850)
570-6825. Thanks in advance for
your support. Pastor, Willie E.
Hagan.

Trinity Tabernacle
Church Choir
anniversary

You are cordially invited to fel-
lowship with Trinity Tabernacle
Church senior choir in honor of
their 33rd anniversary on Friday,
March 31 beginning at 7 p.m.
Mother Eliza Jane Smith is the
pastor. The church is located at
484 Dodger Ball Park Road,
Quincy. Please contact Sister
Dorothy Smith at 627-3758 for
more information.


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Obit uaries


James Belvin

James Belvin, 62, of Quincy,
died Sunday, March 26, 2006 in
Medart.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at Williams
Funeral Chapel, with Pastor
Larrylssac Scott officiating, and
burial in Williams Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1-7 Friday,
March 31 at Williams Funeral
Home who has charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his son,
Alonzo Belvin of Quincy; his
brother, Theodore Belvin of Los
Angeles, CA; his aunts, Joetter
Young and Laura Lewis both of
Quincy; his uncle, Earnest Belvin
of Palmetto; and a host of
cousins.
Williams
Funeral
Home

Joseph Hughes
Joseph Hughes, 83, of Quincy,
died Thursday, March 23, 2006 in
Tallahassee.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 1 at St. Stephens
PB Church, and burial at St. Paul
Cemetery. Visitation is 1 p.m. to
7 p.m. Friday, March 31 at
Williams Funeral Home, who has
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Louise Hughes of Quincy; two
sons, Al Joseph Hughes of
Tampa, Joe Hughes and Otha
-Hughes of Gretna; seven
daughters, Betty Milton of
Gretna, Doris Rittman of Gretna,
Jeanette Scott of Quincy, Gail
Street of Quincy, Evelyn Smith
of Gretna, Inell James of Quincy
and Sharon Hughes of Quincy;
two brothers, Richard Hughes of
Melvin and Cornelius Harris of
Gretna; 160 grandchildren, his
great-grandchildren and great-
great-grandchildren.

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Jessie James, Jr.
Jessie James, Jr., 61, of Quincy,
died Wednesday, March 22, 2006
in Quincy.
Funeral services are Saturday,
April 1 at Old Bethel with burial
at Sunnyvale Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, March 31
from 1-7 p.m. at Williams
Funeral Home who has charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his sister-in-
law, Estella Williams of Quincy.

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Lelia Mae March

Lelia Mae March, 64, of
Midway, died Tuesday, March
21, 2006 in Greenville. She was a
homemaker.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at Mt. Pilgrim
PB Church with Rev. Mark
Wilkerson officiating, and burial
at Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery.
Visitation is 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Friday, March 31 at Betsey
Funeral Home in Quincy, who
has charge of arrangements.
She is survived by five
daughters, Priscilla Anthony of
Quincy, Dorothy March of
Midway, Patricia Wilson of
Tallahassee, Thawanna March of
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Fields of Quincy; four sisters,
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Thomas and Annie Willams of
Quincy; 22 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren; three step-
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Evelyn P. Martin
Evelyn P. Martin, died Sunday,
March 26, 2006 in Cartersville,
GA. She was a homemaker, and a
member of the Centenary
Methodist Church of Quincy
where she was very active. She
was also a past president of the
Quincy Garden Club and had
been active in many community
organizations and events.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m.
Friday, March 31 at Centenary
United Methodist Church, and
burial at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Visitation will be after the service
in the parlour of Centenary
United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 105
North Jackson St., Quincy, FL.
32351. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home has charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by her husband,
Jack Martin of Quincy; her
daughter, Darwin Martin of
Cartersville, GA; her son, Tony
Martin (Toni) of Cartersville,
GA; two granddaughters, Lane
Peters of Cartersville, GA and
Kelly Layton of Powder Springs,
GA; her daughter-in-law, Ellen
Martin of Blue Ridge, GA and
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James "Jimmy" O'Neal
James "Jimmy" O'Neal. 70 of
Havana, died Wedesday, March
22, 2006 at his home.
Graveside service was March
25 at Concord Cemetery. Faith
Funeral Home in Havana had
charge of arrangements.
Robert Lee Williams
Robert Lee Williams, 65, of
Tallahassee, died Wednesay,
March 22, 2006, at Tallahassee
Memorial Healthcare. He was a
native of Leon County.
Funeral services were March 29
at Maranath Seventh Day
Adventist Church, with Rev.
Caesar Robinson officiating, and
burial at Southside Cemetery.
Ivey Funeral Home had charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Margaret Williams of
Tallahassee; his sons, Robert L.
Williams, Jr. of Miami, Micheal
L. Williams of Miramar, Mario
A. Williams of Tallahassee.
Kelvin L. Williams of Detroit,
MI, and Marcellious Williams of
Tallahassee; his brothers, Frank
Williams of Quincy, George
Williarns, James Williams and
Larry Williams all of Tallahassee,
Harry Williams of Sneads,
Tyrone Williams of Augusta, GA
and Samuel Williams of
Tallahassee; his sisters, Kim
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Willie Mae Wilson
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Quincy, died Tuesday, March 21.
2006 in Tallahassee.
Funeral services were March 26
at Arnett Chapel AME, with
burial at St. Johns Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home had
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter,
Florence Caldwell of Quincy, her
granddaughter, Michelle
Thompson (Troy) of
Fredricksburg, VA and three
great-grandchildren.


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McGill


Continued from Page 1

he is still keeping his grades
up," McGill said.
He was so thrilled with the
progress of that student that he
decided to become a Volunteers
In Service to America (VISTA)
volunteer and get training. He
attended a training program in
Atlanta to learn how to teach
people, especially children, that
they can rise above their
circumstances. McGill actually is
assigned to the Leon County
Public Library. "That have been
kind enough to allow me to work
at Havana Elementary," he said.
"It's so rewarding. I feel when
I'm talking to the children I am
making a difference. I don't
know whether I am or not. I see
them in the store sometimes with
their parents and they call me and
run up and give me a hug," he
said, adding, "it really makes you
feel good. They invite me to their
parties at Chuck-e-Cheese and to
their family cookouts and
gatherings."
As a VISTA volunteer McGill
receives a small stipend. "I don't
know how much he gets, but he
gives it all away," said school
guidance counselor Patricia
Harris. During the recent FCAT
test, McGill sensed the children
needed a little something. "He
went across the street to the store
and bought snacks for the entire
class. It lifted their spirits right
away. He's always doing
something for the children,"
Harris said.
McGill admits to having a soft
S spot for the children. "I give
away a lot of money sometimes.
They'll ask for a loan and some
of them pay me back. Others I
know don't have anything and
it's sad to see a child want
something as small as a juice or
ice cream and can't afford it," he
said. Some days, he'll just take a
bunch of dollar bills to school.
But most children, he said,
don't want things, they want
someone to talk to them.
"Parents, grandparents, aunts,
and uncles are busy I know, but if
people just take the time to talk
with them and listen to them and
try to show them the right way,
they will respond. A lot of what
some of them do is just a way of
getting attention. They are saying
'look at me, I matter.' "
McGlII i._ one of three children


and the brother of the late Bill
McGill, former county
commissioner. The family, which
included a sister, Gladys, are
natives of Midway. McGill met
and married Shirley Andrews and
moved to Havana to start his own
family. Shirely McGill currently
is a town councilwoman in
Havana. They have five children
and nine grandchildren.
While Shirley tends to the
flowers, he tends the vegetable
garden. "I grow tomatoes, greens,
new potatoes, okra, corn, just
about everything people grow
around here," he said. In his
spare time he likes to fish a little.
Last week, however, during
Spring Break, he helped in the
flower garden because he
promised his wife he would put
in more sod and make a border.
You would think a man who
spends five days a week with the
some of the most active kids on
the planet wouldn't have time for
much else. McGill, who admits
to not being able to sing, has for
the past 36 years been president
of the Havana Choir Union, a
group of about 150. He's also
president of the District (Havana
and Quincy) Lay Organization of
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church with about 200 members.
He is a Trustee and serves as
treasurer of Mt. Zion A.M.E.
Church in Havana.
"My wife wants to go on a
vacation, but I'm too busy. It's
hard to retire when you've
worked all of your life," he said.
Almost every day, unless he's
away from home or sick, Henry
McGill will get out of bed at 4
a.m. "I watch Gunsmoke and
Bonanza every morning. Then I
take my shower and start my day."

Hospital

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Quincy over $100,000 in
delinquent utility bills.
"There's only $300,000 and all
of the creditors listed when the
company filed bankruptcy will be
looking to get their money, too,"
said Willie Earl Banks, city
manager.
Also, some of the money the
county is repaying includes
reimbursements to the federal
government made for the
hospital. This includes fines
which in some cases are more
than the initial amount.
"I must give special thanks to
senators Lawson and Peaden for,


Photo by Alice DuPont


Gadsden County Commission Chairman Ed Dixon announces a new agreement between Ashford Healthcare Systems, Gadsden
County and the state Agency for Health Care Administration that paves the way for the reopening of Gadsden Memorial
Hospital. With Dixon are, from the left, County Manager Marion Brown, attorney Thornton Williams, Commissioner Brenda
Holt, Sen. Al Lawson and AHCA Secretary Allen Levine.
their 11Ith hour involvement
when we thought we were at a
stalemate in our negotiations, and __
their diligence insuring that an I
agreement was reached," Dixon ith ou r
said. S enwo
Lawson said the plight of the m tipolicy discount!
hospital had gotten the attention r
of the governor. "He asked me multi-policy discount !l
what was happening with the llu rv'
hospital. He said we can't have
45,000 people without a hospital. ---- --r
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Letricia Lockwood Carla Burgess James Christopher Williai


3 charged in mail thefts


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Three people were arrested last week and charged
with grand theft and mail theft. Latricia Lockwood,
31, Carla Burgess, 28, and James Christopher
Williams, 28, allegedly stole checks, debit cards,
and credit card applications from mailboxes in the
Lake Talquin area, filled out them out and waited
for the credit cards to arrive. Lockwood and Burgess
are first cousins and Williams is the current
boyfriend of Burgess and the former boyfriend of
Lockwood, according to information gleaned by
authorities.
"They took hundreds of pieces of mail. They
would then take the mail into the woods or some
secluded area, go through it and take what they
wanted. They took checks, credit card applications,
credit cards and just about anything they could turn
into cash. They would go to various stores in the
community and cash the checks," said Inv. Shelton
Turner of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.
He said they would take debit cards and collect the
mail for several days until the PIN number was
mailed so they could use the card. Numerous
people made complaints in reference to what they
believed was mail theft since last August when mail
began disappearing.
"They took all of the mail. Sometimes they would
leave obvious junk mail and circulars, but for the


most part they took everything, even people's utility
bills," Turner said.
A postal inspector, James K. Giehl, was assigned
to the case and began working jointly with Turner. It
was their combined efforts that led to the arrests,
according to Turner. As far as authorities could tell,
the mail thefts that started last year continued until
last week. It is suspected that the trio is responsible
for taking more than $40,000 in checks, credit cards,
and debit cards.
"They
Swen on
shopping
sprees at
Dillards,
Hair Plus
and other
stores. They ate well and spent three or four nights
together in various motel in Leon County at the
time. One man had over $1,300 in unauthorized
purchases on his card," Turner said.
When arrested, Turner said numerous pieces of
mail belonging to many different individuals from
different addresses were found in Lockwood's car.
Most of the thefts occurred in Gadsden County,
except for one incident in Havana and one in
Tallahassee.
If you suspect you have been a victim of this mail
theft, call Major James Morgan or Inv. Turner at
627-9233.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Following a national trend to make many
services available under one roof, the
Gadsden County Schools Family Resource
Center has been established.
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house
is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, to
celebrate the beginning of a new era in the
schools geared toward parents.
"This is a one stop place where parents will
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exceptional education, English as a Second.
Language, and brochures on almost any
subject that pertains to education. Sandra
Lawson, the district's homeless liaison and
faith-based coordinator, will be housed in the


With limited seating, advance
tickets are now available for The
Concern of African Music &
Dance April 7 at the Leaf Theatre
inr Quincy, and April the 8 at the
Chiles High School Auditorium.
In Quincy tickets may be
purchased at HOUSE of MUSIC,
20 South Monroe. Call 850-627-
9309.
Featured will be The Tri-State


center as well as social worker Rolonda
Jackson.
Lewis-Potter said many local parents are
showing interest in school choice. "This is the
place for them to get everything they need to
know about school choice. We will explain
the procedures fully, including what the
responsibilities are for schools and, for the
parents," she said.
"We want to create a family friendly
atmosphere. They can call or stop by, we are
conveniently located behind the main school
board office on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd,"
Lewis-Potter said. The center is open daily
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The center is another attempt to foster
parental involvement ii schools. "Parental
involvement is the most significant factor
contributing to a child's success in school.
Parents and family members are a child's first
teachers. Their active participation in school
activities improves student acheivement,
increases school attendance, and decreases
student drop out, delinquency, and pregnancy


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Baptist Church Choir, The
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Choir, Grace Lutheran Church
Choir, Undivided, East Gadsden
High School Chorus and the
African Caribbean Dance Theatre
Group ticket packages are
available. For more information
call 850-508-2127, or visit the
web at www.tawainga.com


Sycamore Cemetery cleaning April 1
The annual Sycamore Cemetery trimmings. Bring your lawn
cleaning is set for Saturday, April chairs for lunch.
t starting around 8 a.m. Bring In case of rain, Saturday, April
working tools such as rake, 8 will be the next date.
shovel, post-hole digger, weed Carter-Parramore class of
cater, lawnmower and brooms, as
we will be cleaning the cemetery 1967 monthly meeting
and locating plots that have been The 1967 graduating class of
reserved, but not marked. Carter-Parramore High School
We will also be raising or will hold its regular monthly
lowering markers. Graves meeting Saturday, April 1 at 4
without permanent markers need p.m. at the Bowers-Gainey
to be identified. Fellowship Hall at Antioch MB
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rates," said Lewis -Potter.
For parents who can't attend meetings or
workshops but still want to spend time with
their children at home helping them with
school activities, the staff at the center will be
available to take telephone calls from parents.
The 'center will also coordinate resources
andt provide technical assistance to parent
committees of schools and special programs.
"We will assist school advisory councils with
developing and implementing parent services
and provide support and help for parents who
want to know more about educational issues,
policies, materials, and resources," she said.
Lewis-Potter said the center will have major
impact on parents with children on multiple
grade levels. "While we still encourage
parents to still visit all schools where their
children attend, realistically, we know that it
may sometimes be difficult. That's why we're
so excited about the center and what it will do
for the parents and ultimately for our
children."


Friends of the Library author dinner


Friends of the Gadsden County
Public Library will hold its author
dinner Tuesday, April 25, at the
Sawano Club in Quincy at 6:30
pm.
Author Rhett DeVane will
present The Madhatter's Guide to
Chocolate & Up the Devil's
Belly.
Rhett DeVane is a true
southerner; born and raised in the
deep, muggy, bug-infested pine
and oak forests of the Florida
panhandle. Originally from
Chattahoochee, she attended


Robert F. Munroe School in Mt.
Pleasant. She credits creative
writing and English teacher
Sharon Lasseter of Quincy for her
encouragement and guidance
throughout her high school years
to the present.
For the past twenty-eight years,
Rhett has made her home in
Tallahassee and is a practicing
dental hygienist. She is an active
member of the Tallahassee
Writer's Association and has
been a presenter at.the University
of Georgia's Harriett Austin


Writer's Conference.
Rhett is currently committed to
the completion of a series of adult
mainstream fiction novels set in
north Florida. Small town
Chattahoochee is the backdrop
for both of her books and
southern charm, friendships and
dirty secrets collide as the reader
turns pages.
The Friends of the Gadsden
County Public Library are
delighted to have a local author
and member of our community as
the 2006 Author Dinner. Please


come and enjoy a good dinner
with an evening of southern
reminiscing.
Cost is $30 per person. Tables
of 8 are available;, for
reservations call Nesta at 539-
5689 by April 18.
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you know."

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The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006 11


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

To culminate Juvenile Justice Week, a
forum was held to address ways of keeping
juveniles out of the criminal justice system.
Representatives from several law
enforcement agencies, the state attorney, the
public defender, parks and recreation, and the
school district participated in the three-hour
exchange.
The event was sponsored by the Gadsden
County Juvenile Justice Council and Florida
A & M University. Each year the council
holds a forum to monitor the state of juveniles
in the county. Recently released statistics on
the county's juvenile justice problems are
sobering.
"We haven't had a chance to digest the
statistics. We have the data that shows the
number of crimes and the months in which
the\ were committed. It will drive us as to
what we need to do for lthe ne.i ;,e.u ud
determine what type programs we need put in
place for intervention and diversion
programs," said Angela Burgess, chairwoman
of the county's Juvenile Justice Council.
The data that Burgess is referring to shows
that in 2004-2005, juveniles in the county
accounted for 428 charges. Of that number,
145 were felonies and 214 were
misdemeanors. Burgess said that it does not
mean that 428 juveniles committed crimes.
"Some of them may have have committed
multiple offenses...that is the total number of
charges," she said.
The graduate students from FAMU, calling
themselves The Citizens for Community,
Involvement, conducted surveys in the
Quincy community and the overwhelming
majority of the residents surveyed said that
they were concerned with the youth in this
community.
"In many cases, the major concern for most
citizens was after school activities for youth


and parental involvement," the students
concluded.
Their participation was part of a requirement
in the Public Administration class of Dr. Gary
Paul. Paul said he wanted the students to get
first hand experience.
The students presented three approaches to
addressing the juvenile problem and asked for
audience input: expansion of after school
programs, intervention of social agencies, and
broader governmental involvement.
One parent, who said her friend was unable
to visit her child's school often, volunteered
to check on the child but said she had been
met with red tape and resistance for her
efforts.
While some schools have different polices
for allowing people on campus, PTA official
Sylvester Henderson assured her that parental
involvement is appreciated, but sometimes
there is a safety issue involving the child.
While the students' survey revealed that
tan'i, adiili, think after school programs will
prevent crime, Major David Ganious of the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office has found
just the opposite. "Our problems are from 10
p.m. to about 4 a.m. when kids just hang out
on street corners," he said.
Cyndee Williams, assistant state attorney
who handles juvenile cases exclusively, told
the audience that "I am on a quest to save
them (juveniles) from themselves. Most of
our kids will never see the inside of a
courtroom. If I get a 16-year-old who is in the
7th grade, I know I have a problem" she said.
Williams says she sees too many young
people in juvenile court. She has vowed to do
all that she can to keep them from being
incarcerated, but at the same time she will
prosecute them and urge the judge to make
them pay for their crimes if that is the only.
solution.
Sometimes, she said, kids need to face the
harsh reality to make them change their
mindset.


Vincent Booth and Keno Williams are on
the other side of the aisle from Williams in
the courtroom. Both are attorneys in the
Office of the Public Defender. "We are the
last people you want to see. It means your
child is in trouble," Booth said.
The problem, they find, is that some parents
simply don't know where their kids are or
what they're doing. "Some of them," Booth
said, "don't care."
Linda Eason is assistant chief probation
,officer for the eight county region that
includes Gadsden. She said their office would
rather see youth sent to a diversion program
rather than the detention center.
"We don't automatically want to lock up a
kid. We're pushing trying to keep the child in
the community and handle the problem
there," she said.
But, Eason said she has to weigh the risk to
the public when determining whether she
recommends commitment to a facility away
from the community: or a diversion program.
Reginald Cunningham, director of Parks, and,
Recreation for the City of Quincy said he has
very few problems when kids come to" the
center. "They are doing what they like to do
and they stay out of trouble. We have
problems with adults," he said.
He added that he needs adult volunteers to
help with the programs he offers, especially
during the summer months.
On the other side of the coin, kids
sometimes commit crimes because they don't
have any money. The answer may be a job.
Postmaster Pamela Bridges said there are a
lot of openings at the Post Office. "Not
necessarily here in Quincy, but at the Orange
Avenue Branch in Tallahassee," she said.
Bridges had applications with her that night.
Burgess called the forum a success, saying
that it addressed many of the problems facing
the community. "By bringing them out in the
open we get to look at what is being done and
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by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Many people are unaware that the Gadsden County Juvenile Justice
Council (GCJJC) was formed in the fall of 1993. The goal was to have
a planning organization, created by Florida Statute XLVII-Chapter
985.414, for issues and programs that affected the local juvenile justice
system.
"The mission of the GCJJC is to promote the well-being of youth in
Gadsden County, with emphasis on front-end creative solutions to
juvenile problems," is stated in literature released by the council..
The council has identified what they see has the five problems that ,
need to be addressed in Gadsden County:
A high population of teenage parents.
A lack of parental involvement/responsibility.
Inadequate meaningful prevention programs to deal with troubled
youth.
Lack of involvement and sensitivity to the problems of youthful
offenders by the community-at-large.
Inadequate legislation for serious repeat offenders.
The purpose of the council is to develop a comprehensive,'
coordinated county-wide plan and approach in addressing juvenile ,
crime in Gadsden County.
While statistics may present an unclear picture, at present statewide
there is a decrease in the number of juvenile crimes, Gadsden County -
may not share that same good news. Angela Burgess, chairwoman of -
the GCJJC, said there are a disproportionate number of African-
American youth included in the statewide statistics. In 1996-1997 ,
African-American youth in Gadsden County accounted for:
88% of the delinquency calls received.
97% of cases detained.
85% of the cases handled non-judicially
92% of the cases handled judicially
93% of the community control cases
94% of commitments
100% of cases transferred to'adult court
In the fiscal year 2001-2002, 64 Gadsden County youth were
committed and in 1998-1999 there were 41 committed, an increase of
56 percent.
If the statistics fosters the urge to help, membership to the GCJJC is -
open to every citizen in the county. The general membership of the -
councils is dictated by Florida Statute and by-laws adopted by the
council.
The council meets at 2:30p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in
the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners second floor
conference room at 9B East Jefferson Street in Quincy. All meetings
are open to the public.


Gadsden County has in effect a fair housing
ordinance designed to prohibit discrimination on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, marital sta-
tus, familial status, national origin, or handicap regarding
housing. ACTS PROHIBITED: It is illegal to discrimi-
nate against anyone because of race, color, creed, religion,
age, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, or.
handicap.

In the sale or rental or terms or conditions for housing;
In the advertising the sale or rental of housing;
In the financing of housing;
In the provision of real estate brokerage service;
In the tactics of blockbusting;
Gadsden County will receive, investigate, and seek to
conciliate complaints of housing discrimination. Fair and
impartial hearings are assured and both administrative
and appellant relief opportunities will be provided.
Persons seeking further information
to this ordinance may contact.:
Phyllis R. Moore, SHIP Administrator, Gadsden County,
P.O. Box 1799, Quincy, Florida 32353-1799, telephone (850)
875-4659. Toll free Hotlines: 1-800-424-4590
(Discrimination Complaints) or 1-800-669-9777 (HUD -
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Land from p. 3


the 2004-2005 fiscal year.
Controls over food service
warehouse inventories could be
enhanced to maintain physical
inventory count sheets and
adequate perpetual inventory
records, including
documentation to evidence that
differences between physical
counts and perpetual inventory
quantities are timely
Investigated and resolved. Also,
improvements were needed in
the computerized inventory
system to provide for a history
of transactions, such as
receipts, issues amd
adjustments.
Appropriate action should
be taken by the District to
stabilize the financial condition
of its food service program.
Enhanced management controls
were needed on the District's
school food service program to
(1) provide for proper
accountability of a la carte
sales; (2) promptly investigate
and resolve significant changes,
if any, of meal sales from the
prior year; (3) ensure' that
adequate documentation is
maintained for other sales, and
discontinue such sales if the
sales are to employees for use
outside the food service
program; and (4) ensure the
accuracy of collections for food
services provided to the charter
school.
Additionally, the District
should also monitor the
expenditures of its school food
service program to determine
total food cost per meal by
school to provide assurance
that the use of food items is
reasonable; ensure that time
records are kept, such as
approved sign-in and sign out
sheets, and are maintained for
individuals providing
contracted services at an hourly
rate; and that purchase orders
or other authorizing documents
are timely approved before
such services are obtained.
Efforts should be made to
properly account for, and
allocate, the interest earned on
its investments to the
appropriate' funds which own
the investments.
Improvements were
needed in District control
procedures to ensure that
purchases made through bid
awards and quotes are properly
documented to evidence the
fairness of the process. In
addition, the district should
enhance procedures to ensure
that purchases that exceed the
threshold set by state rule and
Board policy are competitively
selected, as required, to ensure
that purchases are obtained at
the lowest and best price
consistent with product quality
and performance.
During the 2003-04 fiscal

Havana from p. 3

The council approved
painting of one of the town's
water towers. Freiden said
that $159,000 had been
budgeted this year for the
painting of the tower.
Town police chief Brian
Mitchell informed the
council that due to several
officers being out for health
reasons the police department
is now declining help to the
Gadsden County sheriff's
department.
Mitchell said that in the case
of a life-threatening incident,
the town did not have the
personnel to take the chance
of an officer being hurt
outside of the town limits.
He said that there are no
problems between the town
and the sheriffs department,


year, the District had
expenditures totaling
$2,681,240.40 made from
Special Public Education
Capital Outlay (PECO) Funds
that did not appear to be
allowable expenses. Absent
specific cited authority for
these expenditures of PECO
Funds, these funds should be
restored to the Capital Porjects
PECO Fund.
The District should
enhance procedures to ensure
that school advisory council
memberships are representative
of the ethnic and racial
communities served at the
schools.
Improvements were
needed in the District's
information technology access
controls. Weaknesses in access
controls could increase th'e risk
that individuals could gain
unauthorized access to the
system without timely
detection.
Improvements were
needed in the District's disaster
recovery procedures in that the
District had not assigned the
responsibilities for carrying out
disaster recovery activities to
particular individuals and had
not designated an alternate
processing site.
Improvements were
needed in accounting for
internal funds for the
Chattahoochee Elementary
Magnet School and the West
Gadsden High School. The
District contracted with an
independent accounting firm to
perform the audits of the
schools' internal funds;
however, due to weaknesses in
accounting controls, the
auditors did not express an
opinion on these schools'
internal funds financial
statements.
District planning and
budgeting procedures could be
improved by the enhancement
of its strategic plan to include a
prioritization of specific long-
term (annual) financial and
budgetary goals.
Procedural enhancements
could be made in the District's
monitoring of its charter school
to ensure that the school
provides for the ,required
insurance.
Improvements were
needed in District procedures to
ensure that fingerprinting and
background checks are timely
performed for staff and
contractors that have direct
contact with students. Such
procedures should ensure that
documentation is retained as
evidence that the required
fingerprinting and background
checks were performed and
reviewed.
The District entered into
contracts and performed


but the town "can't afford to
lose another person."
Mitchell did say that the
police force should be back
up to par by mid-April.
A rash of missing sprinkler
heads from the city's spray
field had not been solved,
reported Mitchell. About 160
of the sprinkler heads are
missing, at a value of $3000.
Mitchell asked anyone with
any information concerning
the sprinkler heads to call the
HPD at 539-2800.
* Freiden announced that
there will not be a town
election this year as none of
the city council up for re-
election has an opponent.
"This is a reflection of the
job you are doing," Freiden
said to the council.


activities to account for
fingerprinting services for the
Florida Department of
Financial Services, for which
the public purpose was not
apparent. The District earned
approximately $30,000 to
provide these services during
the fiscal year.
The District had not
prepared or filed the
Distributive Aid Cash Advance
Reconciliation with the Florida
Department of Education as of
January 2, 2006 over two
months after the required filing
date, November 1, 2005.
Failure to timely prepare
periodic reconciliations of the
FDOE cash advances balances
and procedures with the
balances shown in the District's
records limits the District's
ability to timely detect and
correct errors in the accounting
records or federal financial
reports.
During the 2004-05 fiscal
year, the District paid $299,000
and, $151,520 for architect and
engineer services, respectively,
for the West Gadsden High
School Project without
obtaining Board-approved
contracts, contrary to Section
1001.41 (4), Florida Statutes.
Also, the engineers for the
project .-, eie not selected
pursuant to the required
competitive negour iir
process., contrary to Section
287.055. Florida Statutes.


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Students to earn while they learn job skills


New G-Stars

program teams

county money,

Workforce Plus

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

For Erica Neal, a senior at East
Gadsden High School, the county's new
G-Stars Program is too late. Neal is
graduating this spring, but she would
have enjoyed the program had it started a
year ago.
The Gadsden Student Training
Academy for Reaching Success (G-


Stars) will enable at least 125 students to
earn money while they learn job skills.
"It sound like a great program, I wish
someone had thought of it before now,"
she said. Neal, who plays basketball, has
never had an after-school job because
she didn't want to work in a fast food
restaurant and other jobs were
unavailable to her in Havana. While her
parents can afford to provide her with a
liberal allowance, Neal said she still
would have preferred earning her own
money.
It was for students like Neal and others,
that the board of county commissioners
designated $125,000 for Tallahassee
Community College and Workforce Plus
to assist students with after-school jobs.
The program is intended to also help
lower the county's juvenile delinquency
rate. "This is a long term prevention and


early intervention program for
elementary, middle and high school
students after school with adult
supervision," said Ed Dixon, chairman of
the board of county commissioners.
Dixon said that in 2003-2004, 562
delinquent incidents were recorded in the
county and 32 percent of the incidents
were classified as serious crimes or
felonies. Thirty-five of the recorded
incidents were committed by children
under eleven years old. "There has been
a 585 percent increase in juvenile crime
since 2000. Studies have proven that
children with adult supervision after
school are significantly less delinquent,"
he said.
Dixon said the BoCC is proud to
partner with TCC, Workforce Plus,
Ability First, as well as the school board
to make the project a reality. The


program will begin with about 25
elementary school students who will
shadow individuals in various careers.
"The older students will receive some
type of stipend. It is our hope that
employers will support the program by
hiring youth," said Kim Moore, CEO of
Workforce Plus.
"We are going to teach kids citizenship,
job shadowing, and work readiness. Our
commitment goes beyond what we have
here," she said.
Moore said Workforce will be
aggressive in filling all of the allowed
slots. "Our plan is..to fill all 125
openings and to have a completion rate
of 85 percent," she said.
"There is reason for optimism. We have
worked with the county for the past five
years on a similar program for 25 kids.
Each student who completes this


program is eligible for the College Reach
Out Program Scholarship. We have
initiated a scholarship geared just for
Gadsden County, so there are good
reasons to be a successful participant,"
said Kurt Salsburg, vice president of
economic and workforce development at
TCC.
Law enforcement officers say most of
the juvenile crime in the county occurs
between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. but they
support the program. "If they have
something to do early in the day, maybe
they'll be too tired to commit crimes.
Then again, when kids work they have
their own funds and that may keep them
from committing crimes," said Major
David Ganious of the Gadsden County
Sheriff's office.


Quincy

Continued from Page 1
seconded the motion.
Elias asked Joyner about the
availability of funding. After
advising against it she stated that
the city's prior obligations
needed to be meet.
Joyner said she did not think the
$800 would break the city, but
felt that she should be up front
about the city's finances.
She added that the current
situation was like the situation
the city found itself in when the
police officers and fire fighters
wanted their buy-back money. "It
is a matter of timing," Joyner
said. She added that she was not
saying that it should not be spent
at all, but that it was up to the
commissioners to decide.
Elias asked Joyner if she felt the
current plan to move the city out
of its financial woes was on
track. She said that the city
should be able to get there by the
end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30).
Dowdell's motion to spend $800
from his discretionary fund failed.
The request to spend the money
from the discretionary fund
brought about another motion by
Elias. Elias' motion to delete
the discretionary spending until
the end of the year passed
unanimously. This will leave the
commissioners with no way to
donate money, except out of their
pockets or by approval of the
commission from the general
fund
When asked about other issues
with the city's finances Joyner
said that a workshop had been
planned to go over the city
manager's financial plan for the
city on Monday, April 3, at 6
p.m.
In other business;
Commissioners approved the
use of the south side of the
Quincy Business Park on Joe
Adams Road. The Cumulus
Broadcasting Corporation will be
sponsoring a car show on Sunday
April 23, from noon until 8 p.m.
Derrick Butler, the promoter of
the car show, agreed to the
stipulation that the show would
pay $500 rent on the vacant
property and a clean-up fee to be
designated at a later date. He also
agreed to donate money to one of


the city's approved charities after
the benefit based on the show's
receipt.
The event was before the
commission at its last meeting
and was tabled to give the police
department time to check with
nearby neighbors (the residential
area adjacent to the park is not in
the city limits) to be sure there
were no objections.
Police chief Gerald McSwain
said the neighbors had been
contacted and no one objected.
To keep down complaints,
McSwain said that there would
be designated parking only. He
added that there would be 12-15
officers present including officers
from the Gadsden County
Sheriff's department and the
Florida Highway patrol.
Area neighborhood streets, he
said, would also be off-limits for
parking. Nor will parking be
allowed on the north side of the
business park as well.
Elias stated that he felt the show
would be. like a mini luau and
that it would be "big',
considering the show will be
getting a lot of advertisement.
Commissioner Finley Cook
threw out a warning about future
events. He said that if it created
problems, he would not be in
favor of it ever coming back.
Butler has held these shows for
the past eight years he said. The
most recent was held at the
Bobbie Nealy Complex on
Martin Luther King Blvd.
City attorney Jack McLean
explained to the commission that
a three percent excise tax on
phone use had been ruled illegal
in the 11th Circuit Court, and that
the city as well as Gadsden
County residents could seek
refunds of the tax for up to three
years. He said the city had been
charged the tax and that he would
be pursuing the refund.
City manager Willie Earl
Banks told commissioners that
the Stewart Street bridge was
complete and that vehicles were
now able to travel along Stewart
Street unimpaired.
City Clerk Sylvia Hicks who
is the point person for the city's
forensic audit informed the
commission that the contracts for
the audit have been signed and
that she has forwarded some
information to the auditors. No
time was mentioned for the in-
house part of the audit to start.


Shooting


Continued from Page 1

bystanders, Goodson was shot
in the lower back by a deputy to
disable him. He was taken to
Tallahassee. Memorial Hospital


where he was treated for a
gunshot and is listed in stable
condition. The victim was treated
for a gunshot to the arm and has
been released from the hospital.
The Florida Department of Law
Enforcement is investigating the
shooting. The deputy has been
placed on administrative leave
until the investigation is
completed.


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East Gadsden High School band members are getting ready for the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands Saturday at Jaguar Field on the
campus. (Left to right) Frederick Scott, Michael Gibson, Travis Brown, Santerious Vickers, Corey Johnson, and Jeffery Chambers.


Gadsden bands get ready to do battle;


Marching 100' members to perform


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Will the student outshine the
teacher?
That question will be answered
Saturday when East Gadsden's
band director Randolph Bush
faces off with his former student
Ronte Hfarris. Harris is the band
director at West Gadsden High
School.
"It's going to be fun. A friendly
competition and a way to get the
students excited," Bush said.
There will be a lot of


excitement on the football field
beginning at 2 o'clock Saturday.
afternoon. In addition to the two
county high schools, James A.
Shanks Middle School band,
Havana Middle School band,
Greensboro Elementary School
band, and a special guest band
from Augusta, GA will appear.
About 30 members of the
Florida A & M University
Marching 100 will also make an
appearance and present a
demonstration.
"The "Battle" will be kicked off
by Greensboro Elementary. That


will give the little ones a chance
to perform. All of the bands will
play The National Anthem and
"0 Happy Day" during the
opening ceremonies," Bush said.
Each band will perform a
minimum of 15 minutes that will
include marching, drills, and
dancing routines.
Drumline competitions, made
popular by a movie of the same
name several years ago, will be
an extra added attractions. Other
entertainment will be showcased
between band performances.
"This is going to be a very


interesting show. We're starting
with the 70s and ending with the
present. It will be family-
oriented, no gyrations or anything
like that. I'm hoping families will
come out, bring the kids and
enjoy the action. The students,
especially our band members, are
very excited about it," he said.
About seven vendors will be on
hand selling a selection of food
items and novelties.
Tickets are $5 each with the
proceeds going to help defray
costs for the band's end of the
school year trip. "This year we're
taking them to Disney World to
see the MainStreet parade," Bush
said.


Up It Goes. Where It Stops,
Nobody Knows.
Gasoline prices are rising again
after receding from the record
highs of September 2005, and it
is uncertain when this cost
increase will end. Comnumters can
take matters into their own hands
by choosing a commute option.
Area gas prices are back on the
move, rising steadily since a brief
lullfollowing price spikes related
to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
this past September. But unlike
the last increase, experts are
uncertain whether prices will fall
again in the near future.
According to AAA South, the
average price of gasoline in the
Tallahassee area is $2.57, up
from $2.26 a month ago and
$2.09 a year ago. Because the
cost of crude oil remains around
$60 a barrel there appears to be
no immediate relief for
commuters.
An easy way to negate the
impact of rising gas prices is
reducing trips and sharing the
cost of transportation. Commuter
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several cost-free services to help
Big Bend residents reduce their
dependency on single-occupancy
vehicle travel and switch to a
commute option that consumes
less gas.
Commuters choose commute
options based on personal
economics and convenience.
With gas prices becoming a
budget burden, Commuter
Services wants to accommodate
all commuters within our eight-
county region Leon, Wakulla,
Jefferson, Franklin, Liberty,
Gadsden, Calhoun, and Jackson -
by helping them locate
carpool/vanpool partners or find
other low cost commute modes.
Commuters can complete a
Ridematch Request form that is
used to match them with others
who share a similar work
schedule and destination.
Residents can access the
Ridematch Request program
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following the EZ Ride link or by
contacting our office at 1-888-
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Commuter Services also offers
the Guaranteed Ride Home, an
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a commute option (carpool,
vanpool, bus, bike, or walk) at
least three days a week. In cases
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There is no usage limit.
Commuters may contact our
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when it kicks off its 59th annual
Homeshows. The Homeshows
feature balancing, acrobatics,
aerial acts and ground acts
performed by more than 90
student volunteers. Founded by
Jack Haskin in 1947, the FSU
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GATORS FLYING HIGH between Taurean Green and Lee Humpinu. Foes have a
I admit that I didn't think Florida would d suriIve last hard time getting reads on either.
week'ss S \eet Sixteen Region and make it to the Final Adrian Moss comes off the bench to help inside and
Thl-Yllc Four Walter Hodge has provided help at guard giving the
Only one of m\ four region picks did make it and that Gators something most of the other teams don' t eall.
was UCLA. hal e. Eight players that contribute.
So. the Gators are in Indianapolis \\ h\ should the\ Again being the Gators are there wl\h not \\in it all. I
not \\in the whole thin think the\ ill as they dispatch of George NMason
Right no\. no team is playing an\ better than LUF. SaturdaN,. right before LSU does a a\ with UCLA. In an
.Long. a t" ).Joakim Noah is the talk of college basketball as the 6- all SEC final Florida will do something that is hard to do.
1- I1 center has been all o\er the place this past month. The\ will beat a team three times in one \ear when they
B ,Joe Ferolito ... .... blocking shots, rebounding, scoring, running the floor, beat the Tigers Monday night.
and defending. This Gator team is young and figures to have other
SCorr~Brew\er has also made an impact with his opportunities to make the Final Four. Things don't always
athleticism and Al Horford and Chris Richard ha\e used work out that wayv. No doubt, they need to make the best
their muscle to control the inside for the Gators. of this opportunity.
SI thought Florida's weakness would be depth at point On a personal note this will be the ififh straight Final
guard but Florida has done a good job in the tournament Four I'll attend. Hopefull\ with the Gators being their it
s\atpping point and shooting guard jobs back and forth will be mI best.


Jaguar rally



falls short


East Gadsden rallied for 3
seventh inning runs but fell 1
short in losing to Sneads 8-7
Monday night in the Ferolito
Baseball Classic in Sneads.
East Gadsden was playing
without 3 starters due to a flu bug.
going around and fell behind
early when the Pirates Logan
Bradley hit a 3-run homer.
Behind a triple by Dontavius
Tribute and a double by Terrance
Brown the Jaguars came back to


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make a game of it.
Sneads pitcher Patrick Jones
held on to record the win. Robert
Russ took the loss for East
Gadsden.
Both Tribute and Bradley had 2
hits for their respective teams.
The Jaguars record is 9-5 and
they play Vernon at 7 pm in
Chattahoochee Friday in a
Classic game and then play
Wewahitchka Saturday in Sneads
at 4 pm.


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Almost!

RFM's Cody Watson's attempt to steal second is thwarted by a Cottondale player's glove waiting for him on the bag in the Bobcats 13-
8 win Monday night.


Gets key hits
against Cottondale

Clay White spun a 4 hitter and
fanned 11 helping Munroe defeat
Apalachicola 11-3 Saturday
afternoon at the Bobcat Field.
Munroe collected only 5 hits
themselves but parlayed the hits
with walks and errors to score 11
runs. Two of the Bobcats hits
were collected by Parth Patel.
The Bobcats came back
Monday and won an exciting
extra inning game against
Cottondale in the Ferolito
Classic.
In the game played in
Chattahoochee Munroe rallied to
tie the game in the seventh inning
and then had an 8 run eight,
winning two games in a row for
the first time this year.
Ben Young doubled in the tying
runs for the Bobcats in the top of
the seventh that set the stage for
the big eight inning.
In'that frame Sam Young led
off with a hit. Miller Joyner's
bunt was misplayed into a run.
Cody Watson singled in Joyner
and Patel plated Watson with a
single. Justin Smith walked. He
and Patel scored on White's triple
before White got in on a Bill


Hackney single.
Joyner then singled in Hackney
to wrap up the scoring.
White had doubled in two run
earlier in the game. He and B.
Young both had a pair of hits.
Justin Smith got the win in
relief of Watson.
Munroe came close to a win
Friday when they lost to Maclay
6-5.
The Cats trailed in that one 6-0
before rallying and just falling
short. Patel bad two hits in that
game.
Munroe continues play in the
Ferolito Classic going against
Wewahitchka Thursday in a 4 pm
game at Sneads. Saturday they
will meet Sneads in a 7 pm game
in Chattahoochee.


Coach pitch 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.


Player of the Week

Robert F. Munroe

















Clay White
Clay hurled a complete game win over
Apalachicola Saturday, striking out 11.
Monday he had a double and a triple in
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Perfect slide!
Chris Brown lays down the perfect slide in a failed attempt to slip past a Snead's second baseman in
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QPRD Junior Boys win state


Dontavius Tribue
Dontavius had a pair of run-scoring
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Tthe Quincy Parks & Recreation Department'
Junior League All-start basketball players, thirteen
years of age and younger, participated in the Florida
Youth Basketball Incorporated State Championship
in Bradenton on March 24 & 25.
Florida Youth Basketball Inc. consists of youth
parks & recreation departments and pal leagues
throughout the state of Florida. The participating
counties included Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake,
Sumpter, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Brevard, Polk,
Hardee, Highlands, Glades, De Soto, Citrus,


Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee,
Sarasota, Charlotte, Indian River, Martin,
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Dade,
Broward, Hendry, Lee, Collier, Gulf, Gadsden Bay
and Escambia..
' With their skills and the coaching of head coach
Chris Holt and assistant coach Derrick Robinson,
the team was able to bring the State Championship
trophy back to Quincy this past Saturday.
The team won the district competition on March
10 & 11 in Panama City, Florida.







16 The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006


He's

safe!


Bobcat Sam
Young plows
safely into
home plate in
a cloud of
dust in
RFM's late
inning win
over
Cottondale
Monday
afternoon in
the Joe
Ferolito
Spring
Baseball
Tournament.



Photo by
Byron Spires


-A


Seminole


Ramlins
By Jack Wingate
Here's a tip to the site Fisherman past
on to me that mite help a person hook a
big fish. Always try to approach the
bed with the sun at your back, and if
possible use a push pole instead of a
trolling motor. Enough on that, now to
the good news about Bass Fishing this
week. Last Monday was a great day, 57
Bass was reported taken that day. On
Tuesday, 53 Bass was reported taken,
one at 7 ? and a 6. Wednesday blew up
a storm and cold, only 8 came in.
Thursday was another bad day but
Friday was good again. A dry drizzle


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t 6 The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006


'-CAPITAL REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER

Welcomes Shahrzad Grey, M.D. and
ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF

Internal Medicine

of TALLAHASSEE








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Photo by Byron Spires
Nearly a record!

Travis Sanford of Tallahassee weighed in this 42 pound striped bass at Bell and Bates Monday morning.
Sanford caught the whopper on the Apalachicola River side of the Jim Woodruff Dam late Sunday
afternoon in Chattahoochee.
The fish's unofficial weight at the time it was caught was'a record-breaking 44 pounds, but a night in the
cooler cost about two pounds of the fish's weight. Sanford had to wait overnight to have the striper's weight
certified. The Florida state record for stripers is 42.25 pounds.
Sanford said he caught the near record striper on a silver crocodile spoon.


Photo by Byron Spires

Hard and straight!
Jaguar short stop Daryl Lightfoot, fires one to first for an out in Monday night's East Gadsden High
School's 8-7 loss against Sneads in the Joe Ferolito Spring Baseball Tournament.


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this is happening without the reality that we're trying
to meet our own monthly obligations as well.

Here are my goals when elected to District 3:
(1) I will work with the City Manager to make sure our budget
is balanced.
(2) I will not support keeping any appointed official who can
not bring the City's finances back into the plus.
(3) I will make sure that no City Employee is laid off
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and cold most
of the day but a
5 & 3 amoungst i
others. Our
luck may be
changing on -
Bream, 75 Big .
Hand Printed
Bream came to .'.
the dock and 20 ,
good Perch
showed up to ,
give us a little
hope.
The
Chattahoochee 4. ,
Library Benefit
Tournament
"Hooks for 'A
Books" took
place here on .
Saturday with a Rob Arnett and Dan Lynch of Kentucky with some nice Bass
very nice crowd they caught early in the week.
of folks
attending. Troy Arthur and Jay Griffen Wingate's Fishing
won the event with 21.15 lbs. They Report
also had Big Fish, a whopping 6.60 lbs. March 26, 2006
The father and son team of Brown and Lake Surface Temp:
Browkn was in 2nd place with 21.08. 64cc
This will be a continuing thing and will Lake Level:
happen again same time next year. The Full
proceeds go to buying new books for the Chattahoochee:
new library in Chattahoochee. A lot of Muddy & Fast
the fish in this tournament was taken on Flint:
Spinner Baits. Muddy
, The water temp dropped to 58 but it is Spring Creek:
building back up fast. With this in Muddy in Places
mind, Randy Weaver killed a Turkey Fish Pond Drain:
with a bow and arrow Saterday morning Discolored
with frost on the ground. Report provided by: Jack Wingate






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A reflection of a Navy pilot


Jim Campbell

has never

forgotten his

WWII days.

By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

It has been almost a lifetime
ago. Sixty-two years to be exact,
that a young Lt. Jim Campbell
walked across the deck of the
USS Yorktown, America's
"Fighting Lady", to make his last
combat flight.
Campbell, a Hellcat fighter pilot
had flown dozens of missions off
the deck of the Yorktown; this
one would be no different.
World War Two had been
raging for nearly three years
when the 900 foot aircraft carrier
cut its rudder into the wind. The
smoke stacks behind the
superstructure were billowing
smoke as the giant floating air
field readied to launch its fire
power on an unsuspecting
Japanese military.
Campbell's plane would taxi
into place and stand ready to
launch. The flagman would drop
his flag and Campbell would rev
the engine of the 2000 pound bird
of prey, forcing it to move
forward.
The plane would lurch full
throttle off the end of the ship as
it rose and fell in the seas of the
South Pacific
Campbell would be one of the
lucky ones, he would come back
that day.
He lives a comfortable life now.
He has been retired for a number
of years. He had a good job after
the war. Married his
wartime


sweetheart, -"
raised a
family of
three
children and
enjoys his
grandchildren.
His wife Polly
passed away in
1977;
But those days
of war have
never been
forgotten.
Campbell an avid
historian, sat down
thirty years ago and
wrote about his
experiences on the
USS Yorktown. It
was his memoirs ot
what he did, the place
he went and the
missions he flew. To-
help jog his memon.r .
Campbell said he ree n ed
to the daily log he Lepi
during his stay on the US S
Yorktown.
The memoirs were nut
originally for publ i c.i 11' r.
They were intended t,_ be .1
way he could share ith hi.
children and grandcluldien lus
part in World War Two.
A year ago that changed. His
four children, Brenda, Allen, Hill,
and Lisa, decided they wanted




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Kids' Page
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Classified Ads
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Business
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Jim Campbell holds his book, "Pilots, Man Your Planes!". In the background are WWII era photos of Campbell and a portrait of
the young Lieutenant in his Hellcat Navy fighter. Below is the cover of the book. Photos by Byron Spires


I d., Luinentary
S produced djinii t \VW II
ilheiI .ih..'Iu tle "Filtuiri Lad "'. The
~ 111at1hel' n' I,. .-,11 LiS I 1 i k,.,'t v.. Ia, elelired to in
in book form for others to enjoy. the documentary as the "Fighting
Campbell's book, "Pilots Man Lady" to not give away the true
Your Planes", is now in name of the ship.
publication. The paperback Included in the color
book is available locally ($15) at documentary is footage shot by


Campbell's gun cameras and
other aviators in combat. This
footage was used in the
documentary "The Color of
War". Also included in the film
are several spectacular landings
on the flight deck by his fighter
pilot comrades.
An A&E special on first hand
accounts of WW II veterans has
used Campbell's quotes about his
experiences on the USS
Yorktown.
Campbell joined the USS
Yorktown in August of 1943 and
left in May of 1944 to become a
flight instructor.
During his stay he fought in
battles that included the raid on
the Marcos Islands, Wake,
Marshall, Caroline and New
Guinea islands and a host of
others.
Engine trouble would force him
to ditch his plane in the Pacific.
He was picked up by the
destroyer USS Terry. On board
he found someone from back
home, Ed Baily from Gretna.
Campbell's book is full of his
experiences and what it was like
to be on board one America's
great ships. He gives some day-
to-day examples of what the life
of a combat pilot was like: the
briefing, flights and coming back
home.
It is not a blood and guts book,
but a reflection, of what it took to
be a Navy fighter pilot in World
War Two from someone who was
there and lived it.


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Gadsden County School Board
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School Day Program For Income Eligible Children
All Registrations will be held from
9:00 AM 2:00 PM
at the
Head Start / Pre-Kindergarten Office
500 West King Street, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 627-3861
March 28 Havana Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds*
March 29 St. John Elementary for 4 year olds only*
March 30 Stewary Street Elementary for 4 year olds only*
March 31 George W. Munroe Elementary for 4 year olds only*
April 3 Midway Head Start for 3 & 4 year olds*
April 4 Greensboro Elementary for 4 year olds only*
April 5 Chattahoochee Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds*
April 6 Gretna Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds*
April 7 Quincy Area Three's for 3 year olds only*
WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Three Year Olds Four Year Olds
Child must be three years old by Child must be four years old by
September 1, 2006 September 1, 2006
Child IS required to attend Child IS required to attend
The following items are required at time of registration for all children
Certified Birth Certificate
Proof of Florida Residency (Two forms of proof of address with Parent's
name and address. no P.O. boxes please.)
Updated Shot Record (Must include Chicken Pox Vaccine)
School Physical Form (Must be less than one year old when school begins)
Written Proof of Income (W-2 Form(s) preferred)
Medicaid Card (If applicable)
Social Security Card
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2006 2007 Gadsden Elementary Magnet School
All Reaistrations will be at Gadsden Elementary Maonet School
PREKINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION April 11 12 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Four-Year Olds Only. Child must be four years old by September 1, 2006.
Applications & Assessments will be by appointment only.
Please call 627-7557 to make an appointment.
The following items are required at time of registration
Certified Birth Certificate
Proof of Florida Residency (Two forms of proof of address with Parent's name
and address. No P. 0. boxes please.)
Updated Shot Record (Must include Chicken Pox Vaccine)
School Physical Form (Must be less than one year old when school begins)
Social Security Card
KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIXTH GRADE April 10 14 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Applications and MOST recent Test Scores will be accepted
only on the dates and during the times listed above.


Robert F. Munroe
honors for 3rd
nine weeks

Headmaster's List
Max Baroody, Julia Bates,
Morgan Bot, Nicholus Bot, Jake
Branson, Jenna Branson,
Elizabeth Bridges, Della
Campbell, Corbyn Clark, Jason
Cook, Kaitlyn Cot6, Anna
Dooner, John Dooner, McLane
Edwards, Ashton Fallis, Olivia
Fletcher, Cara Fullerton, Kaci
Hall, Katy Jo Helm, Andrew
Higdon, Ramsey Higdon, Andy
Kunkler, Mallory Lashley, Callie
Malone, Vena Mills, Roseanna
Moore, Ryann Moore, Dee Dee
Munroe, Blake Norman, Maulin
Patel, Payal Patel, Caroline
Peacock, Sarah Powell, Justine
Ray, Morgan Rowan, Teddy Bear
Rushing, Beth Summerford, Meg
Summerford, Erica Taylor, Ivie
Thomas, Jared Whiddon and
Rachel Wilkerson.

A/B Honor Roll List
Kristen Allen, Marisa Allen,
Reilly Allman, Victoria
Anderson, Madison Baker, Sam
Bass, Elizabeth Bell, Farrah
Blount, Matt Carter, Alex Clark,
Bryce Clark, Elizabeth Clark,
Mandy Clark, Robert Clark, Josh
Darby, Georgia Davis, Lee
Davis, Mollie Edwards, Myles
Edwards, Matthbw Eldridge,
Logan Emery, Joey Fallis, Vince
Fioramanti, Ammie Fletcher, Kay
Fletcher, Hilary Flournoy,
George Fullerton, Sara Green,
Zipporah Harrell, Will Harris,
Allison Higdon, Trey Holloway,
Allison Holt, Bill Holt, Katie
Horton, Katie Howell, Aaron
Iglesias, Knute Isley, Makayla
Isley, Becky Jackson, Gabe
Jackson, Patrick Jackson, Hunter
Jacobs, Sidney Johnson, Jessica
Joyner, Miller Joyner, Grace
Kelleher, Walt Kelleher, Melissa
Kent, Ashley King, Ashley
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No one is sure of the true origin of the April 1st holiday, but it is most widely accepted to have begun in France in 1582 with the introduction of a new
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still celebrated the New Year on April 1st. These were the original April Fool's! Many people who were in the dark got invited to nonexistent parties, or were sent on errands
that led nowhere as April Fool's Day pranks. This is the original origin of the jokes and hoaxes that we know of today.
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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 tio our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


Gadsden County

school menus

Friday, March 31
Breakfast: 100% fruit juice,
scrambled eggs, hot grits and
turkey, toast.
Lunch: Tuna salad with
lettuce, tomato, sliced bread,
fruit Jell-O, peanut butter bar.

Monday, April 3
Breakfast: Cheese grits with
toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Hamburger steak with
roll, seasoned mixed


vegetables, steamed
cherry cobbler.

Tuesday, April 4
Breakfast: 100%


Little Rock Spring Break Trip

Spring Break was more than amusement parks and lazy lounging for about 30 Gadsden County students.
Joanie Bradwell, a fifth grade teacher at George Munroe Elementary, chartered a bus and took kids on a
memorable journey to celebrate America's history both past and present.
The itinerary included stops at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center were the group was privilege to
see exhibits on display of former President Clinton's "Life in the White House". The youth also enjoyed a
dining cruise on the Arkansas Queen sailing on the beautiful Arkansas River and were thrilled to experience
ice skating at the Arkansas Skatium. The most provoking moments in the trip were visits to Little Rock
Central High School, where the entire world watched in 1957 as nine African-American students attempted
to enter the school but were denied by federal troops, and the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN where Martin
Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Both sites had a great influence on the Civil Rights Movement. The visit
afforded these fortunate students an opportunity to explore first hand the power of a people and a non-
violent approach.
The youth who attended the trip were from East Gadsden High School, Shanks Middle, West Gadsden,
GEMS, Hope Academy, George W. Munroe, Kids First Daycare Center, RAA Middle School, and
Innovation Academy.
Thanks to Mary Smith-Bush, Cloteal McClendon, Nathaniel Dupont, Carla Galvin, Mary Davis, Latrenda
Goldwire, and Johnnie Ruth Dennis for their financial contributions and to chaperones Shaia Beckwith,
Erica Francis, Cynthia Bryant, Cedric Roney, Antonio Johnson, Catherine Robinson, Deidra Atherly, and B-
Franz Charters for making this trip a success.


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Lunch: Sliced turkey and rice
with roll, seasoned peas, fruited
Jell-O pineapple, white cake.

Wednesday, April 5
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
with toast, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Chili macaroni with
PB & J sandwich, cole slaw,
peach cobbler.

Thursday, April 6
Breakfast: Blueberry muffin
and sausage pattie, 100% fruit
juice.
Lunch: Spaghetti with meat
sauce, collard greens, garlic
bread, pineapple upside-down
cake.


February TCS students of the month


February Students of the month: Front row: Chase Arden (7th)
and Dylan Arnold (6th) Back row: Mara Harper (8th), Sarah Smith
(9th), Lauren Chambers (10th), Jesi Baker (not pictured; 11th), and
Crystal Daugherty (12th)

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GEMS recognizes
faith-based partner
When Superintendent Reginald
C. James opened the doors of the
schools in Gadsden, no one
imagined just how many faith-
based organizations would walk
:through, .let al-,ne accept the
opportunity to really partner with
us.
Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church has indeed
embraced the interests and efforts
of our Superintendent by
partnering with Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School.
Trustee Deacon Willie Scott, and
member Benita Rittman, who is
also a GEMS parent, made the
church's presence known early in
the school year by attending our
School Advisory Council
meeting.
When Gadsden Elementary
Magnet made a request for
financial assistance, Deacon Scott
quickly moved to oblige our
wishes. GEMS wishes to thank
its faith-based partner, Second
Elizabeth MB Church, for its
generous monetary donation.
The donation will be used to
provide instructional sessions,


Shown L-R: Tammy McGriff Farlin-Principal, Willie Scott-Trustee,
John Borden-Chairman of Deacons
incentives and support of other Gadsden in raising student
initiatives to help GEMS lead achievement.

WGHS Advisory Council meeting

West Gadsden High School Advisory Council will hold its monthly
meeting April 3 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 the SAC to address please contact the
office at 442-9500 ext 226 to have your concern placed on the meeting
agenda.


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i NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, 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 prop-
erty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 584
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 361 P 268 OR 411 P
1612 & 1613 LOT 7,
GLORY SUBDIVISION

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2163N4W041500000007
0


Name
assessed:
AND
STEVENS


in which
JAMES E
SHARON


Said Property being
the County of Gadsi
State of Florida. Un
such certificate shal
redeemed according
law, the prop
described in such ce
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
5TH day of APRIL, 2(
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 1ST day
MARCH 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAi
Clerk of the Circuit C
Gadsden Cou
Florida

BYUgreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
3/09,16,23,30/


IIOTICE OF APPLI
TIOtI FOR T.A> DEE

NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN, that GE
OPHEIM, the holde
the following certific
has filed said certific
for a tax deed to
issued thereon.
certificate number
year of issuance,
description of the p
erty, and the names
which it was asses
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
1999

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 475 P 396. CO
AT THE NWC OF -
NE 1/4 OF THE NW
OF SECT 31-3N-
RUN N 89*42'13"
841.27 FT, S00*04'C
1375.66 FT TO N/
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268, N 85*09'00
558.16 FT,
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FT, N 85*09'00
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TO POB

PARCEL ID NUMB


2313N4W000000210040
0

Name in which
assessed: WILLIE F
AND JEANETTE M
WINBUSH

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 ddor on the
5TH day of APRIL, 2006,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 1ST day of
MARCH 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County,
Florida

BY:Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
03/09,16,23,30/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, 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 prop-
erty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 534
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 63, P. 333-ALLTHAT
PAT OF NE 1/4 OF SW
1/4 LYING S. OF
HUTCHINSON FERRY
ROAD AND S. & E. OF
GRADED -ROAD TO
OLD JOHN SPIRES
HOME EXCEPT PART
PREVIOUSLY DEEDED
TO BLESSED HOPE
CHURCH.
IN SECTION 9-3N-4W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2093N4W00000031-4010


the Name in
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C/O INMAN
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the County of Gad
State of Florida. I
OF such certificate sh
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MM described in such
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FT NICHOLAS THOM,
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FT, OPHEIM, the hol
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Said Property bein
the County of Gads
State of Florida. Un
such certificate sha
redeemed according
law, the prop
described in such ci
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
5TH day of APRIL, 2
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 1ST da
MARCH 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMA
Clerk of the Circuit C
Gadsden Coi
Florida

BY:Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
03/09,16,23,30


NOTICE OF APPL
TION FOR TAX DEE

NOTICE IS HER
GIVEN, that G
OPHEIM, the hold
the following certif
has filed said certif
for a tax deed to
issued thereon.
certificate, number
year of issuance,
description of the p
erty, and the name
which it was asse
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE
1759 YEAR
ISSUANCE: 1999

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 300 P
.34 ACRE
PAUL COMM AT THE
AND RUN W 257
FT., N 01 DEG
*ing in 2073.76 FTTO ROA
dsden, 84 DEG 20 MIN E
Unless FT TO BE
hall be THENCE RUN SO
ling to 01 DEG W 150 FT.,
operty DEG 20 MIN E 100
certifi- N 01 DEG E 150 F
to the 89 DEG 20 MIN W
at the FT TO THE P.O.B.
on the 300 P 1384 IN S
,2006, TION 12-1N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUME
day of 4121N3W000000423
0

lAS Name in w
t Court assessed: ANTHi
county AND LYNN AKINS

Said Property bein
the County of Gads
State of Florida. Un
30/06c such certificate sha
redeemed according
law, the prop
PLICA- described in such ce
EED cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
-REBY courthouse door on
GENE 5TH day of APRIL, 2
der of at 10:00a.m.
tificate
tificate Dated this 3RD da
to be MARCH 2006..
The
3r and NICHOLAS THOMA
e, the Clerk of the Circuit C
prop- Gadsden Coi
mes in Florida
sessed
BY:Ugreenal Ivey
Deputy Clerk
O. 558 03/09,16,23,30
DANCE:

IN THE CIRC
COURT OF THE S
OND JUDICIAL
CUlT OF FLORID,
AND FOR GADS
COUNTY

om CASE NO. 05-1184
A

BANK OF AMER
N.A. SUCCESSOR
MERGER TO FI
FLORIDA BANK, N.
Plaintiff,
JL
vs.

THE UNKNOWN BE
FICIARIES, HE
D E V I S E E
GRANTEE


ASSIG NEES ,
LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST
THE ESTATE OF
RALPH A. BELFORD,
DECEASED; ALEJAN-
DRO BELFORD;
MARKEITH BELFORD;
BRUCE C. SMITH;
LANELLE B. SMITH;
ISRAEL BELFORD;
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF
TREASURY Y ;
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.


ECIL NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
ig in Foreclosure dated
sden, March 7, 2006, and
less entered in Case No. 05-
ll be 1184-CA'A, of the Circuit
g to Court of the Second
perty Judicial Circuit in and for
ertifi- Gadsden County,
o the Florida, wherein BANK
the OF AMERICA, N.A.
the SUCCESSOR BY
.006, MERGER TO FIRST
FLORIDA BANK, N.A.,
is a Plaintiff and THE
ay of UNKNOWN BENEFI-
CIARIES, HEIRS,
D EVISE ES ,
\S G R A N T E E S ,
Court A S S I G N EES ,
unty, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH,
)/06c UNDER OR AGAINST
THE ESTATE OF
RALPH A. BELFORD,
_ICA-' DECEASED; ALEJAN-
ED DRO BELFORD;
MARKEITH BELFORD;
EBY BRUCE C. SMITH;
ENE LANELLE B. SMITH;
er of ISRAEL BELFORD;
icate STATE OF FLORIDA
icate DEPARTMENT OF
be REVENUE; UNITED
The STATES OF AMERICA
and DEPARTMENT OF
the T R E A S U R Y ;
prop- UNKNOWN TENANT
es in are the Defendants. I will
ssed sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
North Front Steps,
NO. Gadsden County
OF Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson, Quincy, FL
32351, at 11:00 a.m. on
OF April 12, 2006, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
1385 Final Judgment, to wit:

SEC LOT NUMBER TWO (2)
78.62 OF ASBURY ACRES
SE SUB-DIVISION IN
D, N GADSDEN COUNTY,
125 FLORIDA, AS PER MAP
GIN: OR PLAT THEREOF
UTH RECORDED IN
N89 CLERK'S OFFICE IN
FT., PLAT BOOK ONE OF
T., S PUBLIC RECORDS OF
100 GADSDEN COUNTY,
OR FLORIDA.
3EC-
Nicholas Thomas
As Clerk of the Court
BER:
3010 (SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
vhich As Deputy Clerk
ONY
IN. ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
ig in WITH DISABILITIES
3den, ACT, persons with dis-
iless abilities needing a spe-
ll be cial accommodation
g. to should contact COURT
perty ADMINISTRATION, at
ertifi- the GADSDEN County
o the Courthouse at 850-875-
the 8629, 1-800-955-8771'
i the .(TDD) or 1-800-955-
2006, 8770, via Florida Relay
Service.


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Dourt
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SEC-
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3/23&30/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO.: 2006-
000206-CA
DIVISION: A

JP MORGAN
GRANTORR TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff

vs.

FERTRINA N.
RICHARDSON, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: FERTRINA N.
RICHARDSON
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 915
Southwest 3rd Street;
Havana, FL 32333

CURRENT ADDRESS:


LEGAL NOTICES


2 piece
FIBER Sofa
seat. Stain
Brand new!
Warranty.


MICRO
+ Love-
Resist.
Lifetime
Retail


$1300. Sell $475.
Can Deliver. 425-
8374
3/30tf





'96 Chev. Suburban.
One owner. All
records. Extra clean in
and out. 350 engine.
Running boards and
wheel flares. No
wrecks. Security.
Cassette/CD. 627-
8955.
3/23,30p





UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property in
GADSDEN County,
Florida:

LOT 17, BLOCK "C",
PINEPARK SUBDIVI-
SION, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE
194, IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, BEING A
PART OF SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 2 WEST, IN
THE COUNTY OF
GADSDEN, STATE OF
FLORIDA.

has been filed against
you and you are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses
within 30 days after the
first publication, if any,
on Echevarria, Codilis &
Stawiarski, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address
in 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file
the original with this
Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against

Cont'd pg. B6


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Mattress Set in plas-
tic with warranty, can
deliver 222-2113
3/30tf


$150-A Brand New
Queen Pillow-Top
Mattress Set. In
Plastic, Warranty.
Can Deliver. 545-
7112
3/30tf


$250: KING PILLOW
TOP MATTRESS
SET. New, sealed
plastic with warranty.
Can deliver. 222-
7783
3/30tf


$275-SOLID WOOD
SLEIGH BED. NEW
IN BOX, CAN DELIV-
ER 425-8374.
3/30tf


$550 BRAND NEW 6
pc. BEDROOM SET,
still in boxes, can
deliver 222-9879.
3/30tf


$850 DINING ROOM,
Brand New Table +
leaf, 6 chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Still
boxed, Can deliver,
222-2113.
3/30tf


'06 KING Bedroom
Set. Bed, chest, TV
Armoire, 2 night-
stands. Brand new.
Suggested List $3200
Must sell $1000, can
deliver 545-7112
3/30tf


2 PC. LEATHER
SOFA and LOVE.
Brand new in crate,
can deliver." Lifetime
Warranty. List $2000.
Sac. $795. 242-7783
3/30tf


Now Hiring
Experienced, drug-free
dump truck drivers,
starting at $10 per hour
/ OTR drivers. Call
CJW Transport at 850-
627-8983.
3/23,30p


Hiring: musician need-
ed to play first and third
Sunday. Contact Bro.
Willis 339-6903.
3/30&4/06c


Looking for an
Insurance Verification
Clerk. Insurance expe-
rience preferred, but
will train the right per-
son. This is a full-time
position and is located
in Quincy, FL. Please
fax your resume to
850-309-0489, Attn:
Denna.
3/30-4/13c






SEWING MACHINE &
VACUUM CLEANER
REPAIR. Stitch & Sew.
110 E. Jefferson.
Phone 850-875-9779.
Free Estimate.
11/03TF


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SERVICES, INC.
Where Your One Call
Takes Care of it All.
Historical Restoration,
Decks, Carpentry,.
Roofing, siding, plumb-
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repair, etc, etc... 850-
544-2227 / 850-544-
1715 / 850-442-4919
fax.
2/02tf


Remodeling, Repairs,
Renovations by semi-
retired builder with 30 y
ears experience. All
phases of home con-
struction and remodel-
ing. Solid local refer-
ences. 627-7169. Mike
O'Mark.
3/30p


Affordable Lawn Care
servicing your lawn
care needs profession-
ally. Mowing, raking,
edging, trimming and
small trash haul-off.
Free estimates. Resi-
dential. 850-264-0339


ENGINEERING
TECHNICIAN
CS5ENT01
$28,142 $32,645
annually
Plant Operations
Closing 4/7/06 at 5pm

The Following vacancy
is fiscal year funded

ARCHIVIST
GR000392
Competitive Salary
Legislative Research
Center & Museum
Closing 4/7/06 at 5 pm

For ADA accommodations,
please notify Human
Resources; (850) 201-
8510, fax 201-8489, TDD
201-8491 or FL Relay 711.
Obtain mandatory
Tallahassee Community
College employment appli-
cation from Human
Resources, TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr.,
Tallahassee, FL 32304-
2895; or email
humres@tcc.fl.edu. Visit
the College's website at
www.tcc.fl.edu for position
details and employment
application.
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer


Needed

Diesel

Mechanic

with tools







Call

(850)
576-3610

A Drug Free
Workplace

Experienced
Housekeeper for 21
years looking for office,
church and house
cleaning. Contact
Sandra Kirkland. 663-
9746.
3/30p


EXPERIENCED

TRACTOR TRAILER
DRIVERS NEEDED:

Well Established Company
Excellent pay & benefits

Call Theresa 866-552-2167
Or apply online at
www.blachowske.com




HELP WANTED

EXPERIENCED CONCRETE BOOM
PUMP OPERATOR

Must have clean CDL license.

Salary dependent on experience and
qualifications.

Location: South GA/North FL

850-524-3984 or 229-377-1990



WE'LL PAY YOU
S.. to go to trade school.
We want persons to age 34 to train as
electronics and electricians technicians.
Must pass written and physical exams.
H.S. diploma a must.
We will relocate successful applicants.
Don't pass up this opportunity!
CALL 1-800-342-8123 (FL)
or 1-800-843-2189 (GA/SC)



PA/ARNP Needed

PT/FT.

Sign-on bonus for FT.

Please fax resume to

386-792-2084.


m I


lassi 1


The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006 B5


ds


Imperial Nurseries, Inc.,
Florida Operations
is seeking personnel for the following:
Skilled people in loading, handling
and cultivation activities of quality
plant material.

Experience in the following will be
considered first:
Loading Trucks, Plant ID Knowledge,
Tractor Driving, Plant Cultivation
Activities, Supervising Crews,
and Record Tracking.
Heavy Equipment Operators i.e.:
Front End Loaders, Skid Steers
and/or Tractors.
Bilingual a (+) plus.

All inquiries please come to the
Main House Office to complete an
application at
1525 South Atlanta Street,
Quincy, FL 32351, and ask for
Maggie Rodriquez.
Imperial Nurseries, Inc., is a whole-
sale grower and/distributor of quality
plant material. Imperial Nurseries is
an equal opportunity employer.

Imperial Nurseries, Inc.,
Operaciones de Florida
Esta en busca de las siguientes
personas:
Personas con experencia cargahdo,
dirigiendo, y cultivacion de material
de calidad.
La experiencia en lo siguiente sera
considerado primero:
La identification de plants, conocim-
into del cargamento de troques, con-
ducir tractores, actividades de cultiva-
cion de plants, supervisors de
equipos, y el seguir de registro.
Operadores de equipo es decir;
Cargadores del extreme delantero,
bueyes de resbalon y/o tractors.
Ser bilinglie es preferido.
Todos interesados en el trabajo por
favor venga a la oficina principal para
llenar una application, nuestra oficina
esta localizada en
1525 Atlanta, Quincy, FL 32351, y
pregunte por Maggie Rodriquez.
LaNurseria Imperial es cultivador y
distribuidor de plants de calidad y es
un patron de oportunidad igual.
3/16-30c





APRLACHEE
CrNTf .. ) i .

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

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.
FEMA TEAM LEADER-OPS (#2264)
Masters degree from an accredited university or college
with a major in, the field of counseling, social work,
psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, special education,
health education, or a related human services field with
one (1) year of full-time or equivalent related
professional experience; or a bachelor's degree from an
accredited university or college with a major in the field
of counseling, social work, phychology, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a
related human services field and three (3) years of full-
time or equivalent related professional experience.
Clinical supervision experience preferred. Shift:
Variable.
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A 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; or other bachelor's degree from an
accredited university or college with one (1) year of
full-time or equivalent work or volunteer experience in
a social service, health care, or related field. Shift:
Variable.
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A minimum of a bachelor's degree with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice,
nursing, rehabilitation, special education health
education, or a related human services field; or a
bachelor's degree and two years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults experiencing serious
mental illness. Valid driver's license. Shift: 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday-Friday. Salary: $10.75 per hour or $12.92
OPS status.
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Human Resources
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An Equal Opportunmity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drag-Free Workplace


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Must be 22 Yrs. Old, Class A CDL Required
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B6 The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006


FROM pg. B5

you for the relief
demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week
for two consecutive
weeks in the Gadsden
County Times.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 9th day of March,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
3/23&30/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
.CUlT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06000-129-
CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHNNY LEE MASON,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of Johnny Lee
Mason, deceased, File
Number 06000-129-
CPA, is pending in the
Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1649,
Quincy, Florida 32353.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentatives and the per-
sonal representatives'
attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
,demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unrnatur6d, contingent
or unliquidated claims,
and who have been
served a copy of this
notice, must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
"DATE OF THE FIRST
'PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
'SERVICE OF A COPY
DF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons who have 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.

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 pub-
lication of this Notice is
March 23, 2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Carolyn D. Olive
Fla. Bar No. 394475
Goldberg & Olive,
Attorneys at Law
P.O. Box 12458
Tallahassee, Florida
32317
850-222-4000

Personal


Representatives:
Yakeesta Mason
P.O. Box 178
Greensboro, Florida
32330

Vincent Mason
P.O. Box 178
Greensboro, Florida
32330
3/23&30/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 05-1126-CAB

LEX C. THOMPSON;
Plaintiff,

vs.

RAYMOND MEREDITH;
PAMELA MEREDITH;
THE MONEY TREE OF
FLORIDA, INC.; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

A parcel of land lying in
the Southeast one quar-
ter of the Northeast one
quarter of Section 7,
Township 1 North,
Range 2 West, Gadsden
County, Florida, said
parcel being a part of
lands as described in
Official Record Book
458, page 1075 of the
Public Records of said
county and being more
particularly described as
follows:
Commence at a con-
crete monument (blank)
marking the Northeast
Corner of said lands, and
run;
Thence South 00
degrees 17 minutes 19
seconds West along the
Eastern boundary of said
lands a distance of
208.28 feet to an iron
pipe (found) marking the
Southeast Corner of said
lands;
Thence West along the
Southern boundary of
Lands a distance of
210.13 feet to a railroad
iron (found) for the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING thence
continue West along
said Southern boundary
a distance of 210.12 feet
to an iron pipe (found)
marking the Southwest
Corner of said lands;
Thence North 00
degrees 14 minutes 43
seconds West along the
Western boundary of
said lands a distance of
104.14 feet to a 5/8 inch
rebar with cap (PSM
#3031);
Thence East 210.61
feet to a 5/8 inch rebar
with cap (PSM #3031);
Thence South 00
degrees 01 minutes 18
seconds West 104.14
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

Containing 0.50 acres,
more or less.

The Northerly 15.00
feet of the above
described parcel being
subject to a 30 foot
access easement.

at pubic sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at
the south front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
April 11, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas


Invitation to Bid
Bid No. 06-02

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for
the replacement of an HVAC unit at the
Guy Race Judicial Complex. Bids will be
received until 9:00 a.m., Friday, April 14,
2006 in the Management Services
Department, 5-B E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, FL 32351 and opened immedi-
ately thereafter in the County Manager's
Conference Room, 9 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, FL 32351. Specifications may be
obtained from the Management Services
Department at 5-B E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, FL or by dialing 850-875-8660.
Questions concerning the specifications
should be directed to Spencer Bowens at
850-627-5340. Bid will not be valid if not
sealed in an envelope marked "SEALED
BIDS" and identified by the name of the
firm, bid number and time of opening.
The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any one bid or all bids, any part of
any bid, to waive any informality in any
bid, and to award the purchase in the
best interest of the County, EEO/AA


Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Assistant County Mgr


Marion Brown
County Manager
3/30/06c


Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
3/23&30/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 02-1652
CAB

THE BANK OF NEW
YORK, ACTING SOLE-
LY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC
TRUST 2001-2,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JOHNNY R. HERRON;
BETTY J. HERRON;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure
Sale Date dated the 16th
day of March, 2006, and
entered in Case No. 02-
1652-CAB, of the Circuit
Court of the 2ND Judicial
Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein THE
BANK OF NEW YORK,
ACTING SOLELY IN ITS
CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC
TRUST 2001-2 is the
Plaintiff and JOHNNY R.
HERRON; BETTY J.
HERRON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 26th day of April,
2006, the follovying
described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOT TWO (2) & THREE
(3), BLOCK "D", OAK
PARK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S)
156, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

Notice to persons with
Disabilities. If you have a
disability which requires
any accommodation in
order to participate in
this proceeding you are
entitled at no cost to you
to the provision of certain
assistance. Please con-
tact NICHOLAS
THOMAS, Clerk, at 850-
875-8601 or write to him
at PO BOX 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353 within
2 working days of your
receipt of this notice. If
you are hearing or voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771.

Dated this 16th day of
March, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
3/30&4/06/06


LEGAL NOTICE

Gadsden Mini Storage
will be having a Sale on
the following units, April
4, 2006, for non-pay-
ment of Rent.

G-201 Alex Albritton
L-401 Maria R. Avelar-
Lopez
1-263 Vickie Baker
L-X Bobby Bellamy
L-420 Frances Lashell
Brown
M-471 Johnnie L.
Daniels
L-433 Kareem Gant
0-560 Ella Mae Gilbert
K-Q Shalona Hearns
E-129 Paulette
Mathews


F-147 Micheal Ray
N-486 Deborah
Richardson
M-441 Annie Ward
G-224 Patrick Williams

3/30/06c


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION

The Department
announces receipt of an


Brick 3 BR, central
heat & air. Single car
garage, on one acre
of land offAttapulgus
Hwy, on Hwy 65-B.
575-0333
3/09-4/13p


3 BR, 2 BA mobile
home, newly reno-
vated. Near Gretna
Elementary. All elec-
tric, CHA, washer &
dryer hookups. HUD
voucher only. 519-
0439.
3/30p


2 BR, 1 BA house in
Gretna. No stove, no
refrigerator. $295
monthly + $200,
deposit. Call 222-
8449.
3/30p


2 BR, 1 BA mobile
home for rent. 17.2
Runkle Rd, Syca-
more. CH/AC, stove
and refrig. included.
$300 deposit, $350
per month. 229-248-
4665 or 1-866-265-
1166.
3/09-30c


2 BR, 1 BA, LR, sep-
arate DR from
.kitchen. All appli-
ances furnished.
CH/A. HUD accept-
ed. 627-7059.
3/23-4/06p


302 Oaks Rd. off
Rice Rd. on Hwy
9 0 W
Chattahoochee. 3
BR, 2 BA mobile
home with washer/
dryer hookup.
$500/month. 580-
1574 or 212-0350.
3/23,30p





application for permit
from CCC Development,
LLC, File No. 20-
0257607-002-DF, to fill
0.49 acres of DEP juris-
dictional wetlands for the
development of a single-
family subdivision. The
proposed project is
located near Phoebe
Raod, Quincy, Section
27, Township 02-North,
Range 03-West, in
Gadsden County.

This application is being
processed and is avail-


able for public ii
during normal
hours, 8:00 a.n
.p.m., Monday
Friday, except I
days, at the NI
District Office
Governmental
Pensacola,
32501.



LEGAL NO

Request for In
(RFI)

The Area Ag
Aging for North
Inc. is seeking
interested in
Lead Agency
tion under
Community Cai
Elderly Act (s.
F.S.). Lead Age
designated to
case manager
to coordinate
community-bas
ices to eligible
als within .a
Community
Service Area (C
the purpose
Request for In
(RFI), a CSA is
as a county.
include: Bay,
Franklin, Gadsd
Holmes,
Jefferson, Leon
Madison,
Wakulla,
Washington
Prospective
must demons
ability to work
viduals age 60
If a contract is
for this effort,
Agency on A
North Florida, In
pates duration
more than one
two, one-year
options, pendin
ued funding ava

Responsibilities
but are not lii
Provision of ca
agement; Prov
coordination
services; Coo
with Home Car
Elderly, A
Disease Initiat
Medicaid Waiv
and Communi


FOR RENT
Available 1 April
2 BED 1 BATH
house
$500 down/
$700 per month.
HUD
WELCOME
Location: Quincy
Call Teresa
@ 559-0587




















Wanted -

Unimproved

Property
I will buy from one
acre to 500 acres.
No realtors please.
Call me at

850-875-4257
11/10 TF







DWMH, 2 BR, 2 full
baths, fireplace, for-
mal dining, living
room and den. Also
laundry area arid
much more. Over
1600 sf; lots of
remodeling. Must be
moves, but owner
Call 570-2087 or
627-6468.
3/23,30p







5.3 acres of land, 633
ft are on St. Marks
River. Prime
Development
Property. 5 million.
229-403-7769, 229-
403-75001.
3/30p


Brand New

Subdivision!


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in the Quincy area is offering new
homes starting at $173,500.
5 floor plans available,
with 3 and 4 BR options,
2 car garages with automatic
opener, ceramic tile and carpet,
upgraded euro style cabinetry.

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from, and they're going quickly!


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OLDER, BUT WELL MAINTAINED home in a
rural community. This 4 BR, 2 BA home has 1,202 sf
with a front porch and a rear deck. Large storage shed.
Plenty of room for a garden.
$138,900 W-1669
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in 2003 and READY FOR YOUR MOVE. 3 BR, 2 BA,
1,022 sf home with a covered porch. Great for a small
family. Convenient to stores and restaurants.
$85,000 W-1667
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HOME OR RENTAL PROPERTY? Consider this 3 BR,
1 BA home with 960 sf. On a 90xt92 lot, most of it
fenced. $49,900 C-1661

CHATTAHOOCHEE: GOOD PROPERTY FOR
SMALL FAMILY, RENTAL OR INVESTMENT. 3
BR, 2 BA home with family room, porch. Chain-link
fenced. Needs minor repairs.
$37,500 W-1668
GRETNA: WHAT A BARGAIN! This solid older home
has 3 BR, 1 BA. Fireplace. On a 105x470 lot with plenty
of room for a garden. Needs some repairs. Priced to sell
at only $25,000 W-1666




Gorgeous Home

on Acreage
Traditional 4 BR/3 BA, all brick
home on 1.75 acres!
Built in 2003 this home offers
many upgraded amenities such as:
stainless steel appliances, gas
fireplace, large master suite with
whirlpool tub, beautiful crown
mouldings and 9' ceilings
throughout, and large 2 car
garage.
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ILLEGAL


inspection Services and Assisted
business Living Waiver for the
1. to 5:00 Elderly programs;
through Responding to Adult
egal holi- Protective Services
Northwest referrals classified as
at 160 high risk and in need of
Center, services to prevent fur-
Florida other harm; Responding
to CARES Nursing
3/30/06c Home Pre-Admission
Screening Team refer-
rals for persons at immi-.
TICE nent risk of institutional
placement; Achievement
formation of established outcome
measures; Hiring and
maintenance of qualified
ency on staff; Recruitment, main-
h Florida, tenance, and utilization
sources of volunteers;
achieving Development of a disas-
designa- t e r
the preparedness/response
re for the plan; Management and
430.202, development of elder
-ncies are resources; Quality
provide assurance and evalua-
lent and tion of client satisfaction;
various Maintenance of client
ed serv- records; and Input of
individu- client data in local and
specified statewide databases. All
Care services must be provid-
;SA). For ed in accordance with
of this established guidelines
formation set forth by the State of
s defined Florida Department of
Counties Elder Affairs Home and
Calhoun, Community-Based
den, Gulf, Services Draft
Jackson, Handbook, dated
i, Liberty, January 2003, and con-
Taylor, tracts between the Area
and Agency on Aging for
Counties. North Florida, Inc. and
sources State of Florida
rate the Department of Elder
with indi- Affairs.
and older.
awarded This RFI is a preliminary
the Area step to the release of a
going for Request for Proposal
nc. antici- (RFP) package on or
n of not around April 28, 2006.
year with Failure to respond by the
renewal deadline specified in this
ig contin- notice shall constitute a
ailability. "not interested"
response. The respons-
include, es to this RFI will be
mited to: used to identify those
ase man- organizations interested
vision or in designation as the
of core Lead Agency for the
)rdination Area Agency on Aging
re for the for North Florida, Inc. in
,lzheimer Bay, Calhoun, Franklin,
ive, and Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
er Home Jackson, Jefferson,
ty-Based Leon, Liberty, Madison,


Taylor, Wakulla, or
Washington Counties. A
response is due for each
CSA of interest. In addi-
tion, individual RFP
responses will be
required to be submitted
for each CSA. The Area
Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. does
not intend to award a
contract on the basis of
this request for informa-
tion or to otherwise pay
for the information
solicited.

The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida,
Inc. is also seeking
sources interested in
providing services to
older adults under the
Federal Older Americans
Act Title Ill-B: supportive
services, and III-Cl and
III-C2: nutritional servic-
es in Franklin, Gadsden,
and Taylor Counties, as
indicated in the accom-
panying Legal Notice.
Organizations interested
in providing services in a
county under both the
Community Care for the
Elderly Act and Federal
Older Americans Act
should provide a single
response to the Area
Agency on Aging indicat-
ing their dual interest.

Deadline: Written
responses to this RFI are
due to the Area Agency
on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. no later than
3:00 p.m., EST on April
14, 2006. Responses
should include the
organization name, con-
tact person, address,
and phone number.
Only written responses
will be accepted.

Contact: Area Agency
on' Aging for North
Florida, Inc.

Attention: Lisa Bretz


2414 Mahan D

Tallahassee,
32308


LEGAL N(


Request for Information
(RFI)

The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida,
Inc. is seeking sources
interested in providing
services to older adults
under the Federal Older
Americans Act Title III-B:
supportive services, and
III-C1 & III-C2: nutritional
services in Franklin,
Gadsden, and Taylor
Counties. Prospective
sources must be estab-
lished and have current
or previous experience
in providing services to
older adults. If a con-
tract is awarded for this
effort, the Area Agency
on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. anticipates
duration of not more than
one year with two, one-
year renewal options,
pending continued fund-
ing availability.
Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to:
Coordination of trans-
portation to meal sites
and for recreational
activities; Provision of
interactive recreational
activities; Assistance in
linking older adults to
appropriate aging
resources; Coordination
and participation in on-
going outreach and pub-
lic education activities;
Coordination and provi-
sion of some in-home
services for frail elders,
based on needs identi-
fied through formal
needs assessment activ-
ities; Coordination and
provision of nutrition
education and nutrition
counseling; Delivery of
meals to eligible clients
in the counties listed
above; and Provision of
meals to at least one
congregate meal site five
days per week in the
counties listed above.


)rive All services must be pro-
vided in accordance with
Florida established guidelines
set forth by the State of
03/30/06c Florida Department of
Elder Affairs Home and
Community-Based
Services Draft
OTICE Handbook, dated


January 2003, and con-
tracts between the Area
Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. and
State of Florida
Department of Elder
Affairs.

This Request for
Information (RFI) is a
preliminary step to the
release of a Request for
Proposals (RFP) pack-
age on or around April
28, 2006. Failure to
respond by the deadline
specified in this notice
shall constitute a "not
interested" response.
The responses to this
RFI will be used to iden-
tify those organizations
interested in providing
Older Americans Act
services for the Area
Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. in
Franklin, Gadsden, and
Taylor Counties. A
response is required for
each county in which an
organization wishes to
provide services. In addi-
tion, individual RFP
responses will be
required to be submitted
for each county. The
Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida, Inc.
does not intend to award
a contract on the basis of
this request for informa-
tion or otherwise pay for
the information solicited.

The Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida,
Inc. is also seeking
sources interested in
achieving Lead Agency
designation under the
Community Care for the
Elderly Act (s.430.202
F.S.), in Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson,
Jefferson, Leon, Liberty,
Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and
Washington Counties, as
indicated in the accom-
panying Legal Notice.
Organizations interested
in providing services in a
county under both the
Community Care for the
Elderly Act and the
Federal Older Americans
Act should provide a sin-
gle response to the Area
Agency on Aging indicat-


ing their dual interest.

Deadline: Written
responses to this RFI are
due to the Area Agency
on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. no later than
3:00 p.m., EST on April
14, 2006. Responses
should include the
organization name, con-
tact person, address,
and phone number.
Only written responses
will be accepted.

Contact: Area Agency
on Aging for North
Florida,' Inc.

Attention: Lisa Bretz

2414 Mahan Drive

Tallahassee, Florida
32308
3/30/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-000205-
CAA ,

UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, RURAL
HOUSING SERVICE,
USDA
Plaintiff,

v.

PEGGY CREWS, A/K/A
PEGGY S. CREWS;
__, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PEGGY
CREWS, A/K/A PEGGY
S. CREWS A/K/A
PEGGY S. CREWS;
BRANDON RICHARD-
SON, a minor, RONTER-
RIUS RICHARDSON, a
minor, SHANTAY
RICHARDSON; ,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SHANTAY
RICHARDSON;
MARKEITH CALD-
WELL;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARKEITH CALD-
WELL; and all unknown
parties claiming by,
through, under or

See Legals B4







The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006 B7

*. .. Marching at Carrabelle
West Gadsden High School's JROTC recently marched in a parade celebrating the
S training of D-Day troops at Fort Johnson. Pictured below are Cadets Miguel Salais,
94. "., right, and Jamarra Richardson, left. Photos supplied.


LEAL


Continued from Page B6
against the herein
named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended
to account for the person
or persons in posses-


sion; THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, GRANTEES,
DEVISEES, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES, AND
CREDITORS OF JUDY
CREWS, DECEASED,
AND ALL CLAIMANTS,
PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
STATUS IS UNKNOWN,
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JUDY


CREWS, DECEASED,
OR ANY OF THE HERE-
IN NAMED OR
DESCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES
CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN AND TO
THE PROPERTY HERE-
IN DESCRIBED; GADS-
DEN COUNTY, A
POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
SION OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, GRANTEES,
DEVISEES, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES, AND
CREDITORS OF JUDY
CREWS, DECEASED,
AND ALL CLAIMANTS,
PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, AND
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL
STATUS IS UNKNOWN,


CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JUDY
CREWS, DECEASED,
OR ANY OF THE HERE-
IN NAMED OR
DESCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES
CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN AND TO
THE PROPERTY HERE-
IN DESCRIBED


Current


Residence


Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property in
GADSDEN County,
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 5 OF LANIER
ESTATES AS PER MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 8 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS


OF GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA. *
has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it on DOUGLAS C.
ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address
is 18830 U.S. Highway
19 North, Suite 300,
Clearwater, Florida
33764, on or before April
29, 2006 or within thirty


(30) days after the first
publication of this Notice
of Action, and file the
original with the Clerk of
this Court at 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
FL 32351, either before
service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint petition.


WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on this
20th day of March, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
3/30&4/06/06c


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B8 The Gadsden County Times March 30, 2006


Tallavana 4th grade celebrates chapel

TCS 4th Grade Class ..."A Celebration of Love" chapel service...They shared God's word, son
and dance.


Eunika Jackson
on honor roll

The United States Achievement
Academy announced that Eunika
Jackson of Quincy has been
named a United States National
Award Winner in honor roll. This
award is a prestigious honor very
few students can ever hope to
attain. In fact, the Academy
recognizes fewer than 10% of all
American high school students.
Eunika, who attends East
Gadsden High, was nominated
for this national award by S.
Thomas, a counselor at the
school. Eunika will appear in the
United States Achievement
Academy's Official Yearbook
which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting
our youth is more important than
ever before in American's
history. Certainly, United States
Achievement Academy winners


Honors

Continued from Page B1

Lemieux, Abigail Lewis, Caroline
Lewis, Montana Manley, Courtney
: Mayo, Jack McClellan, Alex
McDaniel, Malorie McKinnon,
Josh McLendon, Anna
Meeks, Mary Jane Milam, Jonni
Mitchell, Fletcher Morgan, Meagan
Morgan, Taylor Parsons, Khusbu
Patel, Kush Patel, Parth Patel,
Patricia Peacock, Karleebeth
Perkins, Steve Phillips, Hannah
Pope, Kaitlyn Rentz, Nicholas
Reynolds, Megan Rowan, Erin
Sampson, Seth Scott, Luke Shiver,
Kaitlyn Sirmons, Allen Smith,
Cassi Smith, Atticus Stephens,
Abby Stewart, Mallary Taylor,
Mary Pat Thomas, Justin Timmons,
Bryant Tolar, Katey Venable,
Crystal Wade, Chelsea Watson,
Lance Watson, Savanah Watson,
Ben Whiddon, Desiree Whiddon,
Lindsey Whiddon, Clay White, J C
Wilkerson, Adrianne Woodward
and Andrea Zang.

Public Hearing
Notice

The Gadsden County Board
of County Commissioners ,
Will hold a Public Hearing on
April 4th, 2006
6:00 p.m.
County Commission
Chambers
9-B East Jefferson Street

The Purpose of the Public
Hearing will be to amend the
following budgets:

Library Fund
(Increase budget by
$113,000 from donations and
the use of fund balance. The
funds will be used to pur-
chase items associated with
the completion of the new
Quincy Library.)



PUBLIC
NOTICE
RE: The City ofn Quincy
C o m m u n i t y
Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) Annual report
Available
In accordance with S.
163.356 (3) ( c ), Florida
Statutes, the City of
Quincy CRA has devel-
oped the annual report of
its activities for the pre-
ceding fiscal year, includ-
ing unaudited financial
statements setting forth
assets, liabilities, income,,
and operating expenses
as of the end of fiscal year
2005. This report has
been filed with the City
Clerk and is available for
inspection during business
hours in the office of the
City Clerk and the CRA
Office, located at 404 W.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351, phone
number 850-627-7681
Ext. 333 or 243. o3/3aop


should be congratulated and
appreciated for their dedication to
excellence and achievement,"
said Dr. George Stevens, Founder
of the United States Achievement
Academy.
The Academy selects USAA
winners upon the exclusive
recommendation of teachers,
coaches, counselors, and other
qualified sponsors and, upon the
Standards of Selection set forth
by the Academy. The criteria for
selection are a student's academic
performance, interest and
aptitude, leadership qualities,
responsibility, enthusiasm,
motivation to learn and improve,
citizenship, attitude and
cooperative spirit, dependability,
and recommendation from a
qualified sponsor.
Eunika is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Jackson of
Quincy. Her grandparents are
Pearl Jackson of Quincy and
Eunice Condry.of Quincy.

NOTICE OF.INTENT
TO TRANSMIT LAND
USE AMENDMENT
PUBLIC HEARING -
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENT
(CPA-2005-012 AD)
The Gadsden County
Planning Commission will
hear, an administrative
request to amend text in the
Future Land Use Element, the
Housing Element, and the
Infrastructure Element, the
Sanitary Sewer Sub-Element.
The meeting will be held
Thursday, April 13, 2006 at
6:00 p.m. in the Commissiori
meeting room. Persons wish-
ing 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.
3-30-06


NOTICE OF INTENT
TO TRANSMIT
LAND
USE AMENDMENT
The Planning Commission
will hear a request to amend
the Comprehensive Plan,
Future Land Use Map by
changing the land use on 823
acres known as the River Oak
Plantation Amendment (CPA-
2005-22) from Agriculture 3
to Mixed Use, Agriculture 2,
Rural Residential, and
Conservation. The property is
further described by parcel
numbers 3-22-2N-3W-0000-
00410-0000 and 3-22-2N-
3W-0000-00420-0000 and is
located south of Havana
Highway (SR 12), Littman
Roa d Aston Court, north
of Blue Star Highway (US
90), east of Selman Road, and
south and west of Quincy
Creek and the Little River.
The request will be heard by
the Planning Commission on
Thursday, April 13, 2006 at
6:00 p.m. in the Commission
meeting room. Persons wish-
ing 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.


I 'Come Back to 5
& Dime, Jimmy
Dean, Jimmy
Dean' at FSU

. Theatre FSU will present Come
Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy
Dean, Jimmy Dean, the poignant
adaptation of Ed Graczyka's play,
opening April 7 and running
through April 16. Evening
performances begin at 8:00 PM
on April 7 & 8 and 12-15 and
matinees begin at 2:30 PM on
April 8 and 16.
All performances will be in the
Richard G. Fallon Theatre,
located inside FSU's Fine Arts
Building at the intersection of
Copeland and Call Streets.
Tickets for Come Back to the 5
and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy
Dean (intended for mature
audiences) are $16 for adults, $14
for senior citizens and $12 for
students and can be obtained by
calling the Fine Arts Ticket
Office at (850)644-6500 or online
at www.tickets;fsu.edu.
Inside a rundown five & dime
store in McCarthy, Texas, a fun-
filled reunion is planned for the


members of a local 1950's James
Dean Fan Club amidst a
scorching, sweat soaked drought.
On September 30, 1975, the
sharp-tongued members of the
Disciples'of James Dean gather to
commemorate the twentieth
anniversary of Dean's death.
Now middle-aged women, the
Disciples flashback to the time
that they were teenagers and
Dean filmed Giant in nearby
Marfa.
Disciple Mona, an extra in the
film, has a child whom she insists
was fathered by Dean on the set.
The play shifts between the
present 1975 and 1955 and by the
end of the evening, everyone has
come to terms with the secrets
and self-deceptions that they have
been living with for the past
twenty years. Tempers and
temperatures flare with some
surprises for all.
For more information about
Come Back to the 5 and Dime,
Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and
other Theatre FSU productions,
visit our website at
http://theatre.fsu.edu. For tickets
please call the Fine Arts Ticket
Office at 644-6500 or purchase
online at www.tickets.fsu.edu.


Aape's'
"Smokehouse"
Hometown BBQ
627-2901


The Carriage

Factory
627-289$


Domino's Pizza

875-8300


Jinjin
Chinese, American &Japanese Cuisine
627-7310


Pizza Hut
875-2828


Winn-Dixie

Deli & Bakery
627-1134


NOTICE OF INTENT
TO CHANGE LAND
DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS
The Planning Commission
will hear an administrative
request to amend Chapter 5,
Section 5600, Subsection
5606 of the Gadsden County
Land Development Code by
adopting new standards for
the placement and construc-
tion of sidewalks. The request
will be heard by the Planning
Commission on Thursday,
April 13, 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.
3-30-06


Times
Printing


627-7649


Subway

875-4782


Russo's
627-9800


G&G Carribbean
627-3474











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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND A RULE

DATE OF THIS NOTICE: March 28, 2006

The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida hereby gives notice of its intent to amend
its Gadsden County School Board Rule: Numbered 2.25, sub-sections Position
Descriptions and Code of Student Conduct.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of this rule revision is to create a
position (job) description and to establish a uniform zero-tolerance system for managing
student altercations.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 1000.41, and 1000.43, Florida Statutes
LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1000.40, 1000.42, 1000.43, and 1003.31, Florida Statutes
SUMMARY OF THE ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT: NONE
FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING THIS RULE: It is necessary to amend 2.25
in order to create a new position description; and to improve and ensure the continued
safety and welfare of students while under the jurisdiction of the School Board.
A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED
FOR 6:00 P.M. ON: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
PLACE: Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Quincy, Florida 32351
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS ARE MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING THIS RULE: Dr. James W. Brown, Jr.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
NAME OF THE PERSON WHO APPROVED THIS RULE: Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL: March 28, 2006
A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR AMENDMENT MAY BE EXAMINED DURING BUSINESS
HOURS AT THE MAX D. WALKER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 35 MARTIN LUTHER
KING, JR. BLVD., QUINCY FLORIDA, 32351.
Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
For Gadsden County, Florida, and Secretary and Chief
Executive Officer of the School Board of Gadsden
County, Florida. 03/30c


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MEETING NOTICE

The next regular meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners will be Tuesday, April 4, 2006
starting 6:00 p.m. The following items have been
agendaed: Consent for Approval: Minutes of
March 7, 2006 Regular Meeting; Ratification of
Approval to Pay County Bills; Approval to Solicit
RFP for Consultant/Consultant Firm to Conduct
Facilities Space and Needs Study; Authorization
of Budget for CDBG Housing Funds;
Authorization of Budget for CDBG Economic
Development Funds; Authorization of Budget for
Library Construction Grant Chattahoochee;
Authorization to Pay Expenses for Membership in
Capital Regional Transportation Planning
Agency; Authorization of Budget for Use of Small
County Technical Assistance Services Funding.
Public Hearings: Library Funding Adjustments to
Receive Donations and Complete the Quincy
Library Project; Comprehensive Plan (Map)
Amendments 2005-13 A-d; Variance Request V
2006-02-Hampton Inn Sign Variance; Wildflower
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA 2005-07);
Highlands at Lake Talquin Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (CPA 2005-10); Drew, Buford,
Mustian & Butler Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (CPA 2005-11); Stodard II
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA 2005-14);
Schnepf Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA
2005-17);. Mortham-Shaw Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (CPA 2005-18); Saranac Vineyards
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA 2005-19);
Suber Family Trust Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (CPA 2005-21); Eakin
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA 2006-03).
General Business: Authorization to Establish a
New "Planner 1" Position for Growth
Management; Approval of Dedicated EMS Stand-
by for High School Football Games. County
Manager: Miscellaneous Items. County
Attorney: Wetumpka Volunteer Fire Station;
Tourist Development Council; Gadsden Medical
Center Lease Agreement; Miscellaneous Items.
Receipt and File: Award of Additional
Emergency Management Funds; Letter of
Appreciation to County Manager for Participation


in Extension Stakeholders Meeting.


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