<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Section A: Main
 Section A: Main: Opinions
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Main: People
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Main: Sports News
 Section A: Main continued
 Section B
 Section B: Main continued
 Section B: Main: School
 Section B: Main: Classifieds
 Section B: Main: Business...
 Section B: Main continued


UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



Gadsden County times
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028297/00070
 Material Information
Title: Gadsden County times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
s.n.
Place of Publication: Quincy Fla
Creation Date: May 4, 2006
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Quincy (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gadsden County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gadsden -- Quincy
Coordinates: 30.585278 x -84.584722 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: "Consolidated with the Quincy moon" <1909>.
General Note: Publishers: R.E.L. McFarlin, <1913-1917>; R.L. Swerger, <1918-1926>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 6, no. 10 (Mar. 8, 1907).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579627
oclc - 01445941
notis - ADA7474
lccn - sn 95047334
System ID: UF00028297:00070
 Related Items
Preceded by: Quincy moon
Preceded by: Gadsden County herald

Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Opinions
        page A 4
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 5
        page A 6
        page A 7
    Section A: Main: People
        page A 8
        page A 9
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 10
        page A 11
        page A 12
    Section A: Main: Sports News
        page A 13
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
        page A 17
        page A 18
        page A 19
        page A 20
    Section B
        page B 1
    Section B: Main continued
        page B 2
    Section B: Main: School
        page B 3
    Section B: Main: Classifieds
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section B: Main: Business Directory
        page B 7
    Section B: Main continued
        page B 8
Full Text





Immigration -i Marching

on 2 wheels 3 for dimes


'European motorcycles get
new life in Havana...
Page Bi





@absbell'


Fast

Pitch

& more sports...
Page 13


WalkAmerica raises
money in Quincy...
Page 11


-~~ J FLL -


c~ JO1/~~
in~RAPA


unt


PK,(ONGL~

OF E LOIDA
GAIJSILLL


__ -vF 231*50 w~
26 PagesI2 Section .ad St- sco


New Arts
Center chief
Tricia Collins has left
New York behind and
come home to Quincy.
Page 16


Cheaper
housing
County looking for ways
to make homes affordable.
Page 15

Protest
Hundreds rally in Quincy
to support immigrants.
Page 2

Graduation
RFM graduation and
more school news.
Page B3, B8


Murder

trial set

to begin

in killing

of four

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Jury selection is expected to
begin Monday in the. murder trial
of Willie Sentille Smith.
Smith is accused of killing his
girlfriend, her mother, her sister,
and a cousin at the family's home
in the Hardaway Community in
April 2004.
The night that 19-year-old
Kimberly Walker, 35-year-old
Deondra Scott, 16-year-old
Laterica Jackson, and 14-year-old
Terrel Brown were shot was
called one of the worse crimes in
the county's history.
Smith, who was 21at the time,
was arrested shortly after the
bodies were discovered and
charged with four counts of first-
degree murder.
Smith's mother, who lived near
then-deputy Morris Young, went
to his home and began banging
on the door- shouting "Sentille
(the name used to refer to Smith)
killed four people in Hardaway."
Young was able to calm
Smith's mother enough to gather
a few facts.
According to a report filed at
the time of the murders, Smith
allegedly hugged Young and
said, "Morris, I'm sorry. I know
I'm gone for life because I killed
all those people."
Family members said Smith and
Kimberly dated for about three
years and he never exhibited any
signs of violence.
She was days away from
graduating from Chattahoochee
and had plans to go to college.
The trial has been delayed
several times, most recently this
past February.


Growth plan


strikes nerve


with Ganus


Immigrants
show us the


money. .
This is the third in a series -
of articles concerning the
potential changes in --
immigration laws. This week tv
we look at the financial
impact of immigration on
Gadsden County.

A 12.5 million payroll;



few lack documentation


By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
To understand the financial impact immigration
has on Gadsden County, it will help to know how


and why immigrant workers came to this county.
We have centered this series around the Hispanic
population, primarily because they make up the
bulk of the immigrants that live in Gadsden
County. Nationally, however, Hispanics account
See IMMIGRATION on Page 18


Photo by Alice DuPont
Rob Moss, left, and Corey Fleming, right, two of four Tallahassee Memorial Hospital officials who
did a "walk-through" of the emergency room at Gadsden Community Hospital Tuesday to determine
if it is suitable for an Urgent Care Unit.


TMH visits Gadsden hospital

to assess operating ER here


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
County commission chairman Ed Dixon is keeping
his fingers crossed that the county will be able to open
an Urgent Care Unit (emergency room) within the next
90 days. He's also working with Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital and the Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) to get things moving as
quickly as possible.
Last week, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled in favor
of the county, opening the door for the county to regain
its license to operate the hospital. "He ruled in our


favor, but now we must wait for the written order. In
the meantime, we're trying to get this critical care unit
up and running for our citizens," said Marlon Brown,
county manager.
Tuesday morning, officials from TMH visited the
emergency room to assess the possibility of operating
out of that facility. "It's really not in that bad of shape.
People have told me that they expected a lot worse. The
commission, in the past, has basically given them
whatever they asked for to run the hospital. They got all
new beds last year, air conditioning, a boiler, we've
See HOSPITAL on Page 16


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
William McCord's amendment
plan struck a nerve with Larry
Ganus Tuesday night. McCord, the
county's Growth Management
Director, presented his plan for an
administrative text amendment to
the comprehensive plan to be
transmitted to the Department of
Community Affairs for approval by
the board of county commissioners.
"I disagree with Mr. McCord. P
& Z wanted our own workshop on


this," he said. Ganus is a member
of the Planning and Zoning Board.
He told commissioners that if they
did not send the plan back to the P
& Z for further study they should
look at what the function of the P &
Z will be in the future.
"He (McCord) seems to be
bypassing our commission anytime
we don't agree with his plans. If
we're going to be bypassed and not
allowed to see this through, you
need to take over the job as
See PLANNING on Page 18


More FCAT


improvement


by ALICE Du PONT
Times Editor


weeks," stated a press release from
school district's public information
office.


Third graders in Gadsden County Here is the breakdown of scores
are reading better than ever. The regionally:
Florida Comprehensive *Gadsden County reading: 57
Assessment Test (FCAT) scores percent in 2006, up from 52 percent
were relevled Monday o dn,
and shoi ;hat 57 percentt
of all third gradc are
reading at or above ade
level. The improvements er. invol
five percent more dian ui
2005 and 15 points hT I 7sAc
Mathematics scoe arC,
also up. The result. 9 p'
that 59 percent of the durd
graders scoredat or ab,,e I
grade level. In 20615. 5
percent of the svudetts: ,
scored at or above .zrade I I
level and in 20(w. -12
percent scored at o0 ::bo e
grade level. Florida Chancellor of Education Cheri
"School Superintendent Yecke presents Reginald James with the
(Reginald) James said that Business Partnership Award for
he is proud of the progress increasing community involvement
made by 3rd graders and through faith-based initiatives.
praised the students,
teachers and administrators for their in 2005; math scores: 59 percent in
efforts. He further stated that he is 2006, up from 53 percent in 2005.
looking forward to recieving scores See FCAT on Page 18
for grades 4-10 in a couple of

BBQ, blues here in

Quincy Saturday


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Two days and counting.
Come Saturday morning,
downtown Quincy will have the
distinct and mouth-watering smell
of barbecue in the air. The second
annual Quincyfest present Blues
and Barbecue will kick off
midmorning on the Courthouse
Square.
The festival begins at 11 a.m. and
lasts until 8 p.m. Some barbecuers
will have several dishes ready for
sale at 10 a.m. The festival will
feature 12 professional barbecuers
and 12 or more backyard
barbecuers. The professionals are
from throughout the state and
southern Georgia. Backyard
barbecuers are mostly from Leon
and Gadsden counties.


This year's barbecue cookoff is
sanctioned by the prestigious
Florida BBQ Association. But no
matter who's cooking, the chicken,
ribs, and pork promise to be finger
lickin' good.
Several of last year's winners are
back and have vowed to take all.
"Yeah, we're back again and we
intend to take home first place in all
three categories," said Rev.
Reginald Washington of Agape
Church in Quincy. The cooks are
not in this just for bragging rights.
Winners will receive more than
$10,000 in prize money plus
trophies and certificates. Winners
will, be announced in mid-
afternoon.
In addition to great barbecue, the
event will also feature a free blues
See QUINCYFEST on pagel6


'05 GMC
Denali Crew
Leather, Alloys, 20"
Chrome Wheels, V8,
Certified! All Wheel
Drivel V8, Like New!
$33,916

H'03 Acura TL

Leather, V6,
Sunroof, Alloys, AT,
~P AC, CD, Extra, Extra
clean
WOOF- 19,937


U '02 Olds
Alero
S4 door, V6, AT, all
Power, Alloys, Cd,
AC, Certified!
* '9,923

S'00 Nissan
Frontier Crew
S V6, AT, AC, CD,
- Alloys, Local Trade!
'12,977


'05 Toyota
Tacoma SR5
Crew Cab, New Body
Style, Immaculatel
_3 20" Wheels, V6, AT,
-P" AC, Alloys!
a '23,960
,: .. .. '04 Chevy
Avalanche Z7I1 ) NTIAC 6 M
ll Rare! Extra Clean! V8, ,
4X4, AT, CD, Sunroof, Highway 90 East Quincy
.-~Leather, Alloys, 8520
Cefieda 875-2000
2 7,986 www.thomasmotorcars.com







2 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


Mm'i4i lAN m s IWM K.w:. 4 wiglalii- *
Photo by Alice DuPont
Leaders address the mostly-Hispanic crowd on the steps of the Gadsden County Courthouse
Monday afternoon. The rally was part of a national day of protest and boycott.



Gadsden Hispanics join


national day of protest


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Amid shouts of "Workers Yes! Criminals No!"
several hundred Hispanics rallied for an hour on the
Couthouse Square Monday afternoon in what was part
of a National Day of Protest and Boycott.
"We deserve to be here. We want an opportunity to
earn a living," said Evelia Memjivar, one of the
organizers. The local rally was only one of many held
throughout the country. Marchers gathered at St.
Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church and made their
way to the courthouse carrying signs and waving
Mexican and American flags.
County Commissioner Brenda Holt gave her support
to the marchers and urged them to continue their fight
for freedom. So did Leon County Commissioner Bob
Rackleff. Both spoke in support of immigration reform
at a similar rally held in Quincy three weeks ago,
which drew an estimated 3,000 people.
Quincy Police Chief Gerald McSwain said the some
people might have stayed away because of a rumor


that there would be a crackdown on illegal aliens who
attended the rally. But Arturo Hernandez, said the
rumor was overblown.
"We looked into it and we've seen absolutely
nothing. That doesn't mean we shouldn't be careful,"
he said.,
"People have lost jobs in other places after some of
these rallies," McSwain said.
Some employers allowed workers in Gadsden
County to leave early to attend the 6 p.m. rally, which
was over by 7 p.m. Mamjivar said some farmers had
their employees work extra hours during the past few
days so they could attend the rally.
The overall cry was to be treated with dignity and
respect. The immigrants say they want a better life for
themselves and their families. One large sign stating
"Florida's Farmworkers: the hands that feed you" was
on display throughout the rally.
Smaller signs declared that immigrants are not
criminals. HR 4437 would make it felony to hire an
illegal alien. Memjivar recently called the bill "a
shameful piece of legislation".


I am proud of the progress that students and staff are
making in our schools. Many positive changes have been
made during this administration, and I am pleased with
the impact these changes are having on our schools. One
of the most recent changes in our school system has been
the implementation of a Zero tolerance for aggressive
behavior. My discipline policies come from my firm
belief that all of the children in our school system have enormous potential to be suc-
cessful adults if we can instill in them positive values while they are still in school.

Disciplinary incidents on our school campuses have declined from last year's by more
than 19%. Much of this can be attributed to the school uniform policy that was put
into place at all elementary and middle schools. I have compared the discipline refer-
ral data from August to March of last year with this year's data. ALL SCHOOLS that
had a uniform policy showed a drop in referral, some dramatically. St. John
Elementary had a 77% drop; Chattahoochee Elementary had a 38% drop;
Greensboro Elementary had a 35% drop. It is towards this end that I would like the
community to seriously consider school uniforms for our high schools.

The announcement of our zero tolerance policy for aggressive behavior has already
made a positive impact on discipline referrals in our high schools. Paring the uniform
policy with the fight intervention program will ensure safe schools and optimal learn-
ing environments. Having school uniforms in the high schools will have many posi-
tive impacts. One is the obvious effects on goof behavior. Another is an additional
step toward fulfilling our mission: to build a brighter future by preparing children for
success in life. I encourage you to consider uniforms for our high schools. Uniforms
are attractive, inexpensive and effective. If children are dressed for success, they are
more apt to concentrate on what is important in life: their studies and training for
their future. I am determined to do all that I can do as Superintendent to help our
children achieve success.

All parents of rising and current high school students have been sent a survey regard-
ing their desires for uniforms in our high schools. Please respond in a timely manner
so that we can plan appropriately for the next school year. Every decision of this mag-
nitude requires the input of our parents and community.

Thank you for your outstanding support of our students and schools.

Sincerely,
Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools

Meetings to discuss uniforms for high school students will be held on the following dates:
West Gadsden High School: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
East Gadsden High School: Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
75% of parents returning surveys support uniforms for high school students. This effort
will not be successful without your support.


I


*



~


~l.


Great Selections of Crystal, Ceramics, Mugs, Candle

Holders, Decorative Plates, Flowers & much, much more!


L-~~'2

I ~;i! ~


A name you KNOW and can TRUST!
105 W. Jefferson, Quiney 627-7584


I :~. ,...
~~~**' I


4..

- ~,' .'


;.'., ...-.' '' \ ~' ",

' .. -.-. '
i ,. "' :


- S ~t4Y'~'. *~ ~".'


"Helping You Feel Better"
306 E. Jefferson, Quiney 627-7595


vp 3


RA.4


K

'N.


I.
p
1~


Ii..


7 4~ 1~


..


-l .#-.


w ill 4 /0 It






The Gadsden County Timnes May 4, 2006 3



Quincy takes a close look at county fire contract


By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

It is time again for the
Quincy City Commission and
the Gadsden County Board of
Commissioners to sit down at
the table and hash out a new
interlocal fire agreement. The
current three-year contract is
due to expire in September.
A workshop was held
Monday night to allow Quincy
fire chief Howard Smith an
opportunity to go over some of
the issues facing the city
concerning the fire contract.
"We are a full service fire.
department," Smith said about
he services the city has been
providing the county in the
past.: Smith explained that the
city's fire department provided
trained firefighters for each
fire call. They
are full-time employees of the
city and, in addition to salaries,
earn other benefits as well.
The QFD, Smith said, was
staffed -seven days a week, 24
hours a day. Seven firefighters


are on duty with each shift,
three are usually deployed with
each call. In the event of
multiple fires, firefighters are
on call and will be called into
man the station.
By having the firefighters
meet certain standards the city
and the surrounding area
benefit from insurance savings.
Insurance premiums are based
on certain guidelines including
access to a fire department and
fire hydrants. The City of
Quincy currently has an
Insurance Service Office (ISO)
classification of four on a scale
of one to ten, with ten being no
fire service available.
The QFD has been
involved in training and safety
efforts with the county's
volunteer fire departments.
"There are a mixture of
things happening with the
county," Smith told the
commissioners.
Currently the county provides
the city with one fire (tanker)
truck. The city does regular
maintenance on the truck and


Fire chief Howard Smith shows the commission the county s tire
district map
photo by Byron Spires


the county foots the bill for
any major repair work.
The county pays the city
$296,000 annually under the
current agreement for fire
services.
In total there are nine
volunteer fire departments in
Gadsden County. An
additional fire department on
the Florida State Hospital
grounds brings the total
including Quincy's full time
fire department to 11.
The primary area of coverage
for the QFD is within a five-
mile radius of the fire station.
Smith said that the city does
respond to calls around the
county as well.
A printout Smith provided,
displaying each fire
department's response .radius,
showed the number of calls the
QFD made into the county
areas of the volunteer fire
departments.
The highest number of calls
in 2005 went to the Midway
area with 67 responses. The
Wetumpka area had 41;


Robertsville 35. Gretna area
18, Greensboro 12, Havana
area 6, Mt. Pleasant 4 and
Chattahoochee 1.
About 62 percent of the
calls by the QFD are made in
the county, Smith said.
There has been some
discussion, Smith said. about
staffing some of the fire
departments with permanent
personnel. The average cost of
doing that was in the $45,000 a
year range for each firefighter.
This issue, he said, is still in
the planning stages.
Smith said he was primarily
concerned that the city was
funded based on the services
provided to the county.
Commissioner Andy Gay
had the same concerns. "My
concern is to make sure you
(QFD) are adequately funded,"
Gay said.
Smith and city manager
Willie Earl Banks were to meet
with the county manager this
week to start the negotiations
on the funding issue.


Gretna finances shaping up


Past due audits to be finished by September


By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

Gretna commissioners
heard some good news
Tuesday night from
financial consultant -Bill
Bogan.
The city's revenues, he
said, were tracking well and
revenues were in line.
The revenues were
meeting the budget and at
mid-year were at 51
percent, a slight increase
over what had been
budgeted, he added.
About the current status
of the city's finances,
Bogan said, "I don't see
anything you need to be
concerned about."
The city's audits are
nearing completion, Bogan
said. The auditors will be
Jod, i, ; field"i o k NlM, 22 jir d plans are,.to
lfa\'e ihe 21003. 2")04 and
2005 audits complete by the
end of September.
i "My expectations are
that we will-get a qualified
audit," Bogan said. The best
audit designation is an
unqualified audit.
The problem with
receiving the unqualified
audit is the city's fixed
assets. Over the years, he
said, they were not properly
documented. In order to get
the unqualified audit
designation the fixed assets


must all be accounted for.
Bogan said that the city
had received only
disclaimer audits (below
qualified) since the early
1990's.
It will take some more
time, Bogan said, but he
predicted that the city
should be able to have
qualified audits in the
future, possible the 2006


"I don't see

anything you

need to be

concerned

about."

Financial
coins ultant

Bill Bogan


audit.
In addition, Bogan gave
the commissioners a
financial statement. This is
the first statement issued to
the commission in the past
several years. Bogan
warned that the figures are
unaudited, but he felt they
were very close to being
correct.
The statement gave the
commissioners an idea


about the revenues and
expenditures over the past
three years.
In other business:
City attorney Harold
Knowles said he had talked
to a representative of
Mediacom, Gretna's cable
provider, and started
negotiation on their
upcoming contract renewal.
Knowles said there had
been complaints about the
service provided by
Mediacom. The commission
also felt the fee received by
the city was too low.
Interim city manager
Diane Formman said she
has talked to two other
cable providers about
possible contracts and
expected to hear back soon
from both companies.
Formman spoke about ;
.the water interconnect with
thecity of Quincy. Theree.."
was a problem last month
when the city found out
they could not receive water
unless Quincy was
pumping. This situation was
aggravated when one of
Gretna's wells went down.
There has been ongoing
dialog between the two
cities and the engineers
about the problem. A
meeting was set up for
Wednesday for Gretna's
staff to be trained on the
operations of the
interconnect.


Taylor stays Quincy mayor

Andy Gay continues as mayor pro-tem


By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

Quincy's mayor Sherrie
Taylor will again take the reins
of the City of Quincy.
Taylor was unanimously elected,
by her fellow commissioners to a
second term as mayor of Quincy.
Commissioner Andy Gay
received the same tribute as the
commission voted unanimously
to grant him another term as
mayor pro-tem.
Commissioner Keith Dowdell
nominated both Taylor and Gay
to their respective positions
saying he felt their leadership in
the past warranted the
nominations.
It has been customary in the
past that the commission meets
on the Friday following the city
elections for a special
reorganization meeting where
the mayor and mayor pro-tem
are elected by the commission.
This year's city election had
only one o ,',1,i'i,'.n -di."i up '


I,,,
.1
y

L


.4k


Mayor Sherrie Taylor
for grabs. Incumbent
commissioner Derrick Elias won
that race.
Taylor commented later after
the meeting that she was pleased
that her fellow commissioners
felt comfortable granting her
another year as mayor of Quincy.
She said that as mayor she
had the opportunity to seive the
City of Quincy.


"As mayor, you are not just in
one district," Taylor said. This
was an opportunity, she said, to
help people from all walks of
life.
When asked what her priority
for the coming year was going to
be, Taylor said without hesitation
that she wanted the city's
finances operating in the black.
Other issues at the top of her
list include: employee moral, that
leadership in all of the city's
departments improves and to see
the city cleaned up.
Taylor also wants to see the
city have a community police
department that can be relied on
by all of the citizens.
One issue she would like to
see happen Taylor said would be
a much better working
relationship between the
county's municipality
governments and the county
government.
Taylor and Gay will start their
new year in office next Tuesday
night at 6 p.m. ..


Get Ready For Summer


Full Line Of Mower Blades


Mowers, Edgers


Tillers, Chainsaws


Line Trimmers, Blowers

I







4 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


c5anttn


C No


PINIONS


B. Bi r~olpi


Liver, no thanks, I'll pass


I don't like liver.
I never have and I never will.
If you put one ounce of liver in a fifty-five-
gallon barrel full of soup I could taste the
liver.
I have been fooled a couple of times with
liver. You know when it's fried it looks a lot
like minute steak.
Now you need to understand as much as I
dislike liver, I love minute steaks.
There are a few things I could eat until I
popped and fried minute steaks are one of
them.


I don't remember the first liver I ever
tasted. I think I knew from birth that I didn't
like liver. Maybe my parents
gave me chopped liver as baby food and I
pitched a fit or something.
Whatever happened it followed me all the way
through childhood and until this very day I
despise liver.
What I do remember is when it was cooked
everyone understood that I didn't eat liver.
"Don't give him any liver," I remember
hearing my mother warn cooks at family
gatherings.


Why, they would ask?
"You don't want to know," she would say.
The first time I remember being fooled was
when my brother Eddie left what looked like
fried minute steak on his plate. He slipped
away without the adults seeing him. Eddie was
always hard to keep still for very long at the
time.
Out of brotherly love and the desire to keep
Eddie out of trouble, I thought I'd eat the
piece of meat on his plate. I was always
willing to help Eddie out of any of his food
dilemmas.
While no one was looking I slipped the meat
over to my plate and cut me off a big bite and
tossed it in my mouth.
It was liver.
I screamed and went to hacking and
coughing. It was awful.
My mother, who was across the room heard
the commotion and yelled out, "Oh no he's ate
some liver."
I believe every adult in the house had a turn at
hitting me on the back trying to get me to
cough up that chunk of liver.
What they didn't know was that I had spit it
out when I jumped up. It had flown across the
room and had' landed on the coffee table.
After all the adults had a couple of rounds


at trying to get me to cough up something,
somebody found my piece of liver on the
coffee table. They were probably resting,
waiting their turn at my back when they spied
the nasty piece of liver.
I did learn something from the ordeal' I
tested Eddie's food from that point forward
before I stole it.
There was one more time.
I was invited to eat supper with a girl's
family I was dating at the time. We were
staring to get a little serious and it was meet
the parent's time.
There in the center of the table was a whole
pile of minute steaks, a big bowl of mashed
potatoes, another bowl of field peas and gravy.
Did I mention homemade biscuits?
Yes, you're right, it was liver.
Thankfully, I didn't overreact like I did
when I was nine.
I still couldn't eat it and when nobody was
looking I hid it in the pocket of my coat.
Afterwards their dog wouldn't leave me
alone and was constantly climbing in my lap.
They thought it was cute. You know, that
the dog liked me so much.
There's more to the story, but I'll end here.


No means No!

Dear Editor:

No means No. Repect
that. A woman deserves the
right. to decide whether or
not she is ready to give up
her sacred temple. Sex is a
factor of the human cycle
that can and must not be
forced to occur. It is based
upon building a platonic
bond that allows a
relationship to gradually
reach that stage. In the first
place, God's intention for
sex was' meant to be one of
the signs of pure love,
indulged in once man and
'woman were intertwined as
:husband and wife.
So many times I hear my
peers saying that if their
partner won't have sex with
them, they are going to let
them go. The average
woman desires a man that
respects her emotions as well
as her body. We all know
that women can be very
voluptuous and seductive.
Sometimes they even put
themselves at risk by their
choice of profession.
Let's take a look at the
recent case issued where two
Duke University lacrosse
team members were charged
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in
the rape of a woman hired to
dance at a team party. Now,
although this woman was
hired to dance and perform
tantalizing acts, there is no
justifiable excuse that can
cover up the carelessess of
thier actions.
The article even went as
far as saying that the men
were drunk. Drinking is a
choice and if you cannot
think rational while under
the influence, then don't
drink at all.
Once you've committed
the crime you have to pay
the time. Women have
certain natural attractions or
vibes that males tend to
sense and go after. Neither
the male or female are at
fault, but men must make
sure that their hormones
don't lead them to go against
the wishes of the women. It
is not only the male who
must control his lust because
the scenario can be vice
versa.
Rape in any form of
fashion is unacceptable,
period.
To enumerate, touching a
person inappropriately is not
seen any minor than the
actual rape itself.
If a woman says she is not
ready for sex then the man
should either back away or
love her in spite of. As a
male I know we all have this
,male macho instilled in us.
Even if a male is a virgin and


scared out of his wits, for the
sake of his manhood he will
find some hidden courage to
proceed.
I feel that even if a
woman plays with a man's
emotion by coming on too
strong and truly is not ready
to go down the sexual route
he must get over it. Although
the thought builds up
vexation on behalf of the
male he must -still have
patience and show respect.
The fact does not change
that No means No.

Dominique Bostic

Editor's note: Dominique
is a student at East Gadsden
High School. This article
was written in observance of
Sexual Assault Awareness
Month.



Supports James

Dear Editor, -

I would like to respond to
a submission by Mrs. Allen
in last week's edition of the
Gadsden County Times. It is
a real shame that Carolyn
Allen finds some satisfaction
in attacking our
Superintendent regarding so
many issues.
First, I think the uniforms
are a great idea. Mrs. Allen
you are right that a well
behaved child will act
appropriately no matter what
he or she is wearing. Some
parents can afford to buy the
$100 dollar tennis shoes


many cannot. Every child
deserves a fair chance. Every
adult that ever attended
school can remember less
fortunate children being
ridiculed because of the
things they were lacking.
When kids can focus on
school and not on what they
are wearing they will do
better. That is
common sense!
Secondly, I am a native of
this county and I have been
here through the last four
superintendents. Whether
anyone is a Reginald James
supporter or not they have to
admit few previous
superintendents have worked
as hard to provide safe
schools and a good
education. I called the school
board and asked about pay
myself. Mr. James is the first
Superintendent in 8 years to
give a pay substantial pay
raise to teacher. The first
Superintendent in twenty
years to make it across the
board. I also checked on
paraprofessional pay and it is
the highest in the entire Big
Bend.
Shouldn't the
Superintendent be on
television along with the
employees telling about all
of the good things that are
happening? Especially since
Gadsden County schools
have always received such
bad publicity.
'It is not about the
Superintendent it is. about
our kids!!!
Why attack anyone that
seems to put their effort into
improving what has such a


Our letter policy:
The Gadsden County Times would like to hear from you. Address letters to:
Editor, Gadsden County Times, P.O. Box 790, Quincy, Florida 32353-0790.
Letters must be received by Monday noon for them to be considered for that
week's paper. All letters must be legible and include the writer's signature,
address, and telephone number. Letters should address one topic only and be
limited to 250 words or less. No letter will be published anonymously. The
Gadsden County Times reserves the right to edit all letters and will determine
if and when they will be published.


Post Office Box 790
Quincy, Florida 32353-0790
AND CONTINUING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE TRIBUNE
(USPS 212-720)
ESTABLISHED 1901
Publisher, Ron Isbell,
Editor, Alice DuPont
Writers and Local Columnists
Alice DuPont and Byron Spires
Sports Editor, Joe Ferolito
Office Manager, Wendy Isbell
Circulation, Wayne Conner
Graphics, Wayne Conner
Telephone: (850) 627-7649 Fax: (850) 627-7191
e-mail: gctimes@comcast.net web: www. gadcotimes.com
Published weekly every Thursday by the Gadsden County Times., Ron Isbell,
Publisher, Periodical Postage paid at Quincy, FL 32351: Mailing address: 15 S.
Madison St., Post Office Box 790, Quincy, FL 32353-0790. Copyright, 2005
by the Gadsden County Times, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole
or part is prohibited without the written permission from the publisher.
Subscription rates, 50 cents per copy, $25.00 per year in Gadsden County,
$35.00 per year for other Florida and Georgia counties. Other $45.00 for states
.Advertising rates available upon request. POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to the Gadsden County Times at P.O. Box 790, Quincy, FL 32353-
0790.


direct impact on our
children?!
Finally, Mrs. Allen I do
realize that your submission
to the editor was the second
since your sister was arrested
for pulling a gun on several
West Gadsden High School
students.
I understand that you may
be angry but taking it out on
the officials of the school
system and ultimately our
children is no way to go
about it.
Even if you aren't for Mr.
James you must agree that
he, the parents, the students
and especially the teachers
are working very hard to
make things better for
everyone in Gadsden
County.
Please Mrs. Allen don't
let your sister's bad choices
become the reason that you
demean the efforts of others.


Dr. Ashia Hill-Beckles


Support nurses


Dear Editor,

This coming week in May
is nurses week to honor all of
the nurses who chose the
career of helping others. If
there is someone in the
nursing field who has helped
you or your family and if
you are able; give them a
phone call, send a card, or
send some flowers to that
special one. Nursing is hard
and can be emotionally
tough at times. Honoring
these men and women is the
least we can do because they
are the eyes and ears for the
doctors to treat you. So be


respectful and kind to those
special folks who do so
much for everyone.

Martha Henderson-Moor

A special thank you

Dear Editor,

To God be the Glory for
the great things He has done!
As Event Chairperson I
would especially like to
thank our two Honorary Co-
Chairpersons, Mrs. Annie
Eggelletion and Mrs. Julia
Temple Munroe Woodward.
Our Executive Committee,
Unit Executive Director for
the Quincy Relay, our teams
and team captains, our
corporate sponsors,
superintendent, Gadsden
County School Board,
schools, faith-based
organizations, ministers,
churches, businesses, civic
organizations, Sheriff' s
Department, Quincy Police
Department, City of Quincy,
County Commissioners,
sororities (AKA's, Deltas,
Zetas), GTI School of
Practical Nursing and any
other groups that may have
been a part of helping to
"Knock-Out Cancer
Everywhere!"
Maybe one day we will
find a cure for this dreadful
disease. For it was each of
you that helped this relay to
be a successful one. So I
thank you for your finance,
your kind 'words, your love
and support of this event.
I have truly enjoyed being
the Event Chairperson. I'm
looking forward to next year.
For we are truly a
community working together
to make a difference.

Rosa M. Robinson, Event


Chairperson
2006 Quincy Relay for
Life Event
Lizzie Thomas, Co-Event
Chairperson
Rosalyn W. Smith, Team
Development Chairperson

Corrections
We have been informed that
students from Havana
Elementary were treated to a
guided tour by WFLA
television ) Day Time Show
personality Bucified Bert. The
tour did not include Tampa
Stadium and Bert is not the
official mascot of the
professional football team, the
Tampa Bay Bucs. This
information was listed
incorrectly .in an article printed
in the-Ap il-l-3 issue.-----


In last week's West Gadsden
High School groundbreaking
photo, Chattahoochee council
member Chris Moultry's name
was incorrect. We regret, the
mistake
Buckle Up In

Your Truck

Local law enforcement
agencies across Florida are
participating in the "Buckle Up in
Your Truck," campaign to bring
awareness to truck saftey belt use.
In Gadsden County 19 people
lost their lives in 2004 in pick up
truck fatalities.
Many of those did not have
their safety belts on. Truck drivers
have the worst record of all
drivers when it comes to wearing
a safety belt. This campaign is
cracking down on those offenders
by targeting truck drivers who are
not wearing their safety belts.
The campaign will last until
May 13.
But your not off the hook yet.
Starting May 14 the "Click it or
Ticket" nationwide campaign
will start.
So, remember to Buckle Up.


Fishing boats at rest.....
A few seagulls, a couple of docks, a few boats and a derrick make an interesting picture on a
Sunday afternoon in Fernandino Beach.
Photo by Byron Spires


I







The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 5


Board told schools 'making the grade'


High schools

get defibrillators

By BYRON Spires
Times Staff Writer
Tuesday evenings special called school
board meeting produced some good news
for board members.
Superintendent Reginald James
announced that the third grade FCAT
scores were in and most of the schools'
scores were up.
"We're pleased with that," James said
about the scores.
Stewart Street Elementary in particular,
James said, performed well. "Stewart
Street made notable progress." He added
that the school would not be a failing
school this year. Stewart Street was the
only "F" school in the system last year.
James said the remaining school scores
should be back within a couple of weeks,.
In a related issue, James told the board
that he was at the state capitol Monday
when the Gadsden County scores were
released in a press conference.
Governor Jeb Bush, he said, stated that
the state's educational budget would be
up by 10.7 percent. Student allocations
included in the increase would rise an
additional 6.9 percent.
James said he wants pay raises for the
county's teachers and non-teaching staff
and wants to start the process as soon as
possible. His idea is to negotiate
contracts before the end of the school
year.
"We need to reward our teachers and


non-instructional staff for' the job they
are doing," James said.
Board member Isaac Simmons said that
the promise of the money from the state
and actually getting that money might
not be a reality. "From experience, that is
not the way it really is."
Simmons wanted a budget workshop to
talk about how much of that money they
can use for salaries.
The board agreed and will have the
workshop Monday May 8, at 6 p.m. The
following Wednesday, May 10, the board
will go into executive session to
negotiate next year's contracts.
In other business:
The board heard a presentation by
Brian Beasley, Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) director, concerning two
new Automated External Defibrillators
(AED) the county gave the school board.
The AEDs were part of a grant through
the EMS to provide the heart starting
machines to the local community.
The two AEDs are to be used at East
Gadsden and West Gadsden high
schools.
Beasley explained that training was
required by school personnel in order to
use the AEDs, used to revive someone
whose heart has stopped. The briefcase
size unit is self-contained and speaks to
the operator explaining what should be
done.
Beasley said the AED could not be
used unless it read a patient was in
cardiac arrest.
Staff, Beasley said, would need to be
trained in the use of the AED and would
need CPR training as well.
Doris Drake, the school's director of


Photo by Byron Spires

School board members receive one of the new AEDs from EMS director Brian Beasley. From left to right, Eric Hinson,
Charlie Frost, Reginald James, Judge Helms, Beasley, Roger Milton and Isaac Simmons.


nurses, had high praise for the AED and
said that her staff was trained in CPR.
She said she would really like having
the AEDs in the schools ,as several
students had health issues that might one


day need the units help.
The board had several concerns
including the liability of the unit and its
user.
Board Chairman Roger Milton asked


that James and the board attorney
develop a policy and procedure,
including training requirements, before
the AEDs were deployed in the schools.


Where:


'he Official 1st Friday


When: This Friday, May 5th



Time: 7:00 P.M.-UNTIL


I Robertsville community residents along with elected officials and county staff threw the first shovels of
dirt for a major renovation project at the community park north of Quincy on Uptain Road. The park is
scheduled for completion in October 2006.


Robertsville Park gets facelift;


$154,000 grant funds trail,


pavillion, playground, more


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The two-acre tract was full of activity Friday
morning. Residents, elected officials and county
staff came out for the groundbreaking ceremony of
Robertsville Park. This park is tucked just beyond
the first bend off Uptain Road, north of Quincy in
the Robertsville Community.
Robertsville Park, only three miles from St. John
Park which was dedicated last Monday, is getting a
facelift, too. With $154,500 from the Florida
Department of Environmental protection (DEP)
through a Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP), the county will make
much needed improvements to the park.
The renovations will include a 20 by 40-foot
pavillion bathroom structure, renovated basketball
courts, a new walking trail, a new playground
structure, and a tricycle :trail surrounding the park


For More Info. Call: (850) 284-4069 or 627-3301


area.
While this park is similar to St. John Park, there
are differences.
"Part of the Parks and Recreation philosophy is
that each park will have its own unique signature. In
this manner, each park is distinguished from the
other," said Charles Chapman, Gadsden County
Parks and Recreation Coordinator, when talking
about the look of parks throughout the county.
"A lot of care and thought went into this park,"
said Commissioner Brenda Holt, who represents the
district where the park is located.
"We're planting a new seed for this community.
This park will shed new light on the community as
we take steps forward to building a better
Roberstville," Chapman said.
Eugene Thomas, who chairs the Robertsville/St.
John Community Development Association, said he
hoped residents will treat the park as they would
See PLAYGROUND on Page 12


S3Iii d .
S- Iy


Pat

Thomas

Insurance
1821 WV Jefferson
Quli'cy, FL

850-875-1776


INEWY'REI THE KIND OF VALUES YOU USED TO FIND AT MCCRORY'S 5 l & 10o.
A niDMTY'RE FaERW ACAIN. Stop in at Quinciy' Premier Bank and sign up for a
monthlyil ) CD betzn'wtn April 20 and May 5 to earn a whoppirig 5.15% APY if you
havo' or open a 1Premier Bank checking account. Visit us at 702 Pat ,' ,'N',... Parkway
or ciil 8'o.627.8'330.


",


spirits


5.00 Admission


FreeFood







6 The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006


Support these sponsors who bring you church news from Gadsden County!


304 W. Jefferson Street
B a co k Quincy, FL 32351
B 0 c Telephone: 850.627.9848
10more. Fax: 850.627.2590
www.badcock. corn

Charles McClellan
Funeral 1-lome, Inc.

15 S. Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351
850-627-7677
We can honor all Pre-Need Funeral Arrangements
with any other funeral ho-ne.
Sta -rcditi- otz Jrtted,, I FLat'ti,,t ari d ianc by
G 1n4-4ot-d ,l e n bt B-B tler in 194-7"
BABKLEY'S SECURITY AGENCY, INC.
1637 Hutchinson Ferry Road Quincy, FL
Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:30pm
850-856-5646
24 hour emergency service: 1-800-550-4251
LAWRENCE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
43 N. Cleveland Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 7 A.M.-5 P.M.
Office: 850-627-8338
JERRY C. LAWRENCE, DVM


The Baha'i Faith
Dedicated to the Elimination of all
Prejudice and the Unity of the Human Family.
For information call Mary or Bill Leonard
(800) 22UNITE (800) 228-6483
129 Del Rio Dr Quincy . . . . .656-1330
If No Answer .................... ....... 627-0274


MainStreet Realty

,. Ilh ,I 1 ,, [ ,. :,f,. F,, ..,,i
.IL I .. I i '. ., r
T II.b... 11. iL '. ..,

I A Tholley Taylor
Funeral Director
20 South Duval St.
BEVIS Quincy, FL 32351
Funeml Home & Crematory 850-627-1111

105 N. Jackson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 878-5310 or
Big Bend (800) 772-5862
Hospice www.bigbendhospice.org

Contact: Karen L. Wells
ING Financial Services
ING P.O. Box 5755
Tallahassee, FL 32314
(850) 251-7336
Buy Sell Trade
Cars, Trucks, SUV's i
Rates Low As 3.9%
TALLAHASSEE AUTO BROKERS
2188 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Est. 1994
Compliments of


Funeral IS-Io me
110 S. 9th, Quincy 627-9541

ChristTown's Bargain Center
2121 W. Jefferson St.
Quincy, FL 32351
850-627-7181
New& Used
Furniture, Bedding, Clothing

CLARK-MUNROETRACTOR CO.
MASSEY-FERGUSON TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT


Phone (850) 875-3100 525 E. Jefferson St.
FAX (850) 875-3648


Cornerstone
Community Outreach
Sister Catherine Battles wil be
speaking at the Women's Day
Program on Sunday, May 7 at
11:30 a.m. The church is located
at 1130 W. Franklin St. (the old
Williams Construction build-
ing). Elder Raymond Wilson is
pastor. For more information call
Evangelist Julia Wilson at 627-
8471. The public is invited.
The Domestic Violence/Sexual
Battery Awareness group will be
meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Faith Cornerstone
Church
There will be a Mother's Day
Program on May 14 at 11 a.m.
CST at Faith Cornerstone
Church. The church is located at
5460 Collins Chapel Rd,
Malone. Virginia McSwain
Smith is pastor.


ice.
Every first and third Sunday, 6
p.m. Hour of power evening
worship service.
Every fifth Sunday Women
Sunday. .
Tuesday, 7 p.m. TNT night
worship service.
Wednesday, 12 noon Noon
day prayer
Thursday, 8:30 p.m. TV
Ministry (WQTN cable 13)
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Intercessory prayer; 11 a.m. -
Praise and worship rehearsal; 12
a.m., Music ministry.
Monday Fridays, 6 p.m. -
Radio ministry (WWSD 1230
am radio station).


P.O. Box 606
Quincy, Florida 32353


Bookkeeping By Laurie
4304 A Crawfordville Rd
Tallahassee, FL
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Laurie Pleugh, Owner
850.878.0079
Compliments of:
6),/iarm *.e' oIn inf1ine
1555 Pat Thomas Pkwy Quincy
Yolonda Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
850-875-4849


.A 1990 Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy
Call 875-300 for delivery


W _B C' Learning Center Inc.
Cof Quincy
"Where Learning Is Fun & Exciting"
VPK Program
327 S. Adams Street Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-2711
Phyllis' Cafe & Catering
0 *Dine-in Or earry-out /I71
watering For All Special Occasions*
Specializing In Seafood Platters (Fri Sat.) -
"Creating Greatness Out of Perfection" ,
bf! ', fa Derrick & Phyllis Lane ,L.
Greensboro, FL 32330
(850) 442-4268


for 'all of our
real estate


1110 South Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
TEL: 850.942.1111 FAX: 850.942.1117
Web: www.pemcomortgage.com
E-mail: pemco@nettally.com
i 850-539-9085
Havana, FL
Lic #CCC1326897
SHIELDS ENTERPRISES
"The Roofing People"
"Quality Roofing, Re-Roofing And Repairs
At Reasonable Prices Since 1987"


Shelly Chandler
First Baptist Church to
celebrate homecoming
The First Baptist Church of
Quincy will celebrate homecom-
ing on May 7. Former youth
alumni, now ministers, Joey
Butler and Shelly Chandler will
speak. Tim Rhoads will lead the
music and youth alumni choir in
the 10:30 a.m. service. A cov-
ered dish lunch will be served
after the worship service. The
church is located at 210 West
Washington Street.

Glorious Church of
God to hold revival
The Glorious Church of God at
510 E. Collins Ave., Havana will
have a spring revival Monday-
Friday, May 8 through May 12 at
7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will
be Evangelist Ruby Archie
Madry. Please come out and be
blessed. If you have any ques-
tions or need directions, please
contact Gladys Herring at (850)
539-4995 or (850) 893-6762.
Annie R. Sherman is pastor.

Greater Harvest
Ministries, Inc.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. TV
Ministry (WQTN cable 13);
9:15 a.m. Church in training;
10:30 a.m. Morning glory serv-


Greater Open Door
COTLJC
The public is cordially invited
to come hear the woman of God
preach with power and demon-
stration. Montrieal Jones-Alls
will deliver her initial message
on Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m..
Come be a part of the anointed
service. Rev. Jarvis Alls is pas-
tor.


Open voor nurcn or
the Lord Jesus Christ,
Pastor and Wife 47th
Anniversary will be Monday,
May 8 Saturday, May 13 at
7:30 p.m. nightly and Sunday,
May 14 at 12 noon The theme
will be: We have cometoo far to
turn around. The church is locat-
ed in Sawdust.

New Zion MB Church
New Zion MB Church mem-
bers invite everyone to come out
and join them in celebrating
their Pre-Mother's Day
Program, Saturday, May 13 at 7
p.m. All soloist, groups and
choirs are welcome to partici-
pate. For more information,
please contact Sister Alice
Edwards of Brother Randy
Edwards at (850) 663-2688.



More Church News
On Page 7


New H yhts
summerr iP)y ogrom
2006
Chief Executive: Pastor Rosilyn Walker-Copeland
Licensed Director: Cassie McClendon
KID'S INCORPORATED CERTIFICATES ACCEPTED (SCHOOLS
READINESS PROGRAM)

PROGRAM DATES: May 30 TBA (Friday before school starts)
7:00am 5:30pm
Location Site: II Corinthians Ministries, Inc.
91 Serenity Lane (Shiloh Community), Quincy, FL
Ages: 4 16 years old
Program Includes: Tutoring in Academics (Reading and Math Fundamentals),
Spiritual Enrichment, Recreational Activities, Field Trips, Swimming and many
more great activities.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided.
REGISTRATION: MAY 8 26, 2006
10:30AM 3:00 PM
FEES:
Registration Fee: $100.00 (Non-refundable, deducted from total program fee)
1 Child: $325.00
2 Children: $500.00
3 Children: $675.00
4 Children & Above: Add $100.00 per child
PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
Transportation may be provided at an extra fee
For more information and to register contact:
Patsy Henry at (850) 875-4497
Mon. Fri., 10:30am 3:30pm

A program of New Heights Community Outreach Services, Inc.


Box 907
Havana, FL 32333
Ph.: 850-539-6136
FAX: 850-539-8974


NE-RO TIRE & BRAKE
SERVICE, INC
We Are Proud to Recognize & Honor Our Agri-Business People
576-1375 2130 Lake Bradford Road Tallahassee

PADGETT'S JEWELRY
21 E. Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351
P.O. Box 546 Quincy, FL 32353
In Store Repair Jewelry, Clocks, and Watches
Bridal Registry & Gifts
Phone: 850.627.6418 Fax: 850.627.3476

2111 West Jefferson
Florida
,.., Farm Quincy, Florida
A TT ButIlr,,iu (850) 627-7196


New Installation
Repairs -Grout
SStaining Sealing

TILE LLC (850) 875-1008
Licensed Contractor Steve Wells

Little Ma's Restaurant
Hw 65 one block South of Hw 20 in Hosford




Marsha J. H. Deane, Branch Manager
Premier Mortgage Funding, Inc.
A local lender solving your problems!
244 Glory Road
Quincy, FL 32352
(850) 875-2240
(850) 545-0418 cell
www. mortgagesbyinarsha.com

ROBERT E MUNROE
DAY SCHOOL
Now accepting applications
for 2005-2006 School Year 0 -
91 Old Mt. Pleasant Road Quincy, FL 32352
850-856-5071 Admissions 850-856-5856 Fax
850-856-5500 Main Number
*K-3 through 12th grade -Accredited by FCIS
*Bus Transportation Available *Member FHSAA
*Financial Assistance Available
Robeit', E. Aolte Day School dlnitlm stitdetnts of atin race, color
lnatis lo in fl c i io igin to ali the i ig Itv vilnec,, progcIg n.and
activities accorded or made available to s iudenal til the school.
Christopher L. Moultry, L.F.D.
CRAWFORD AND MOULTRY
FUNERAL HOME
"Where Service Begins and Never Ends"
693 Lincoln Drive Phone: (850)663-4224
Chattahoochee, FL 32324 Cell: (850)509-0487

SNYDER'S REFRIGERATION & AC
David Tanner, Owner
9813 Woodville Hwy Tallahassee, FL
850-421-9497
Lic #CAC1814116
TALQUIN SEPTIC SERVICE
*Repair Specialist -Permit Assistance
-Pump Outs *Certified Inspections
574-2786
Midway, FL
www.talquinseptic.corn
Master Septic Contractor #SM0890241


Mary Darn ell
Loan Originator

Heritage Mortgage Group
Office: 850.531.9995
Mobile: 850.528.5527

m darn e1(l h eritage-m mortgage. corn


Tim's Hauling & Tractor Service
Land Clearing & Demolition
FILL DIRT. TOP SOIL. MASON SAND. GRAVEL ORVEWAYS DEBRIS REMOVAL *EXCAVATOR DOZER
FRONT END LOADER ROOT RAKE DUMP TRUCK & TRASH TRAILERS
8440 FIl/GA Higihma Havana Office 8510-539-8 100 F'ax 850-539-4703
Tim Loughmiller Jennifer Loughmiller'
Mobile 850-933-4402 Mobile 850-251-2440

WAL*MART 1940 Pat Thomas Pkwy
ALWAYS LOW PRICES. 850-875-1661

Open 24 Hours


I


6 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


g4l4ko;


I


I


Hinson Oil Company
2040 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, FL 32351 627-5322
We are Proud supporters
of the area churches



Suzanne Stubbs
Sales Consultant
Post Office Box 350 Quincy, FL 32353-0350
Phone (850) 875-2000 (800) 877-9752 FAX (850) 875-3898
SGT RENTALS
& SALES
850-671-2585
4017 Woodville Hwy
Tallahassee


KEISER

COLLEGE

Department of Continuing
& Professional Education

Call Catie at 906-9005
T...iiirainingtod .ay ay'sjobs


1J R RfIfGl AT10i.l








The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006 7


Obitutarie6


Hayes B. Davis, Sr.

Hayes B. Davis, Sr., 78, of Port
S Orange, died on Thursday, April
27, 2006 in Tallahassee,
Funeral services were April 29
at First Baptist Church in Quincy,
with burial at Antioch Church
Cemetery. Independent Funeral
Home was in charge of
arrangements.
Born on July 19, 1927 in
Waverly, he was a Southern
Baptist pastor for 55 years. He
and his wife Nancy lived in
Quincy for 15 years. He served
several churches within the
Florida Baptist Convention and
served as Director of Missions for
Gadsden County Baptist
Association.
Memorial contribution may be
made to Florida Baptist
Children's Home, 8415 Buck
Lake Rd, Tallahassee, FL. 32311-
9922.
He is survived by his wife of 59.
years, 10 months, Nancy Edge
Davis of Port Orange; his son,
Hayes B. Davis, Jr. (Teri); his
daughter, Nanette Hamilton
(Keith); his grandchildren, Hayes
B. Davis, III (Ashley), Rachel
Davis, Dana Hamilton Tomko
(Kevin) and Brian Hamilton
(Ashley); his great-grandchildren,
Hayes B. Davis IV, Joseph
Tomko, and Jesslyn Tomko; and
his brothers, Irvin Davis and
Claude Davis.




Independent
Funeral Home


Van Goldwire

Van Goldwire, 88, of
Chattahoochee, died on Monday,
-May 1, 2006 in Chattahoochee.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 at Mt. Calvary
PB Church, and burial at Mt.
Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3
at Williams Funeral Home who is
handling arrangements.
He is survived by a son, Richard
Goldwire (Mattie) of
Chattahoochee. and two
grandchildren.

Williams
.|ffl Funeral

Home



Richard Holloway

Richard Holloway, 47, of
Orlando, died April 27, 2006 in
Orlando. He was born January
27, 1959 in
Louisville,
AL to Ed
and Effie
Lee
Holloway.
He was
educated in
Gadsden
County
public
school, and
worked as
a mason.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 6 at Pradwell
Mortuary, and burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Visitation
is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6
at Bradwell Mortuary, who is
handling arrangements.
He is survived by Latorrian
Holloway (Shannon) of St.
Petersburg; his mother, Effie Lee
Holloway of Quincy; his
daughter, Donera Aletha
Holloway of Orlando; his
brothers, Joe Edward Holloway
(, l,, 1n. rI of Chattahoochee,
Willie James Holloway of
Tallahassee, Frankie Lee


Holloway of Valdosta, Onner
Holloway (Sharon) of Quincy
and Otis Holloway (Latoya) of
Marianna; his sisters, Tessie Lee
Sailor, Mary Nell Bradwell
(Larry) and Rosa Mae Holloway
all of Quincy.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Ed Holloway, and a
brother, Alphonso Gainous.


BRADWELL


MORTUARY



John Holman

John Robert "Bob" Holman, 77,
of Mt. Pleasant, died April 29,
2006 in Marianna. He was a
heavy equipment mechanic who
retired from Ring Power and
Quincy Farms.
Funeral services were May 2 at
Calvary Baptist Church, with
burial at Mt-. Pleasant Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sara
Frances Smith Holman of Mt.
Pleasant; his daughters, Myra
Lynn Holman Stidman (Phillip)
of Quincy, Barbara Ann Johnson
(Charles) of Quincy and Carolyn
Lavery-Barkley (Keith) of
Tallahassee; nine grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
He was pre-deceased by his.
parents, Gordon and Rabun
Holman, and a sister, Martha
May Holman.


Charles

McClellan
Funeral Home



Alexander B. Powell

Alexander B. Powell, 84, of
Quincy, died Wednesday, April
26, 2006 in Tallahassee. A native
of Gadsden County he was a
maintenance worker, 'and a
member of St. James AME
Church.
Funeral services were April 29
at St. James AME Church with
the Rev.' Lee Plummer
officiating. Burial was at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Betsey
Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Thelma K. Powell of Quincy, his
sons, Alexander L. Powell of
Quincy and Aldo Ray Powell of
Deltona; his. brother, Nathaniel
Powell and four granddaughters.


Jerry Sweet

Jerry Sweet, 45, of Quincy, died
Friday, April 28, 2006 in
Tallahassee.
Services are at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 6 at Mt. Pilgrim
PB Church, and burial at
Campground Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1 to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 5 at Williams
Funeral Home, who is handling
arrangements.
He is survived by his father,
Roosevelt Sweet, Sr. of Quincy,
his mother, Frankie Mae Sweet of
Quincy; seven brothers,
Roosevelt Sweet, Jr., Kenny
Sweet, Walter Sweet all of
Quincy, Willie James Sweet of
Bronx, NY,.Herbert Sweet and
Tyrone Sweet both of Quincy,
and Victor Sweet of Augusta,


Bradwell Mortuary






Where Everybody is Somebody ._..
Serving the community with precious,
dignified and personalized service. M,,, ra,,,a w,,; ..
18300 Blue Star Highway Hwy. 90W Quincy 627-3700




THE IVY SHOP
i, Florist and Gifts
"Your all occasion florist"
; 1327 West Jefferson Street Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-6661
Tommy and Nancy McLendon, OWNERS


GA; eleven sisters, Shirley
Wilson, Charlene Williams,
Elaine Sweet, Geraldine Kenon,
Annie Mae Galvin, Willie Mae
Reed, Lula Kenon and Alyson
Sweet all of Quincy, Betina
Hightower of Tallahassee,
Pamela Johnson of Tampa and
Joyce Eutsey of Quincy.

Williams

Funeral

Home



Willie Golden Tharp

Willie Golden Tharp, 103, died
April 27, 2006. Mrs. Willie was
born September 13, 1902 in
Graceville, the youngest of four
sisters. She married and moved to
Chipley where she lived on a
farm and raised her family. After
the death of her husband she
moved to Quincy in 1953, bought
some apartments and rented them
out. She was a member of
Thomas Memorial Baptist
Church.
Services were April 29 at
Thomas Memorial Baptist
Church in Quincy, with burial at
Oakie Ridge Baptist Church in
Chipley. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.
Survivors include three sons,
Joseph Tharp, Jr. of Bristol,
James Marshall Tharp of Satellite
Beach (Frances), and David
Tharp of Quincy (Barbara); a
daughter, Virginia Whigham of
Quincy; 17 grandchildren,
Shirley, Reba, Don, Pat, Cathy,
Debbie, Lisa, Sandy, Brenda,
Terin, Mike, Mark, Jeffery,
Ronald, Susan, Alison and John
Carter; 20 great-grandchildren;
and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Joseph Tharp, an
infant son, John Huey Tharp; a
daughter; Inez Gilbert; an infant
granddaughter, Patricia Ann
Gilbert and an infant great-
grandson, Trevor Tharp. Her
mother and three sisters all lived
to be in their 90's.

Charles

McClellan
Funeral Home


Mt. Pilgrim P.B.
celebrates pastor's
4th anniversary

Mt. Pilgrim P.B. Church will be
celebrating our Pastors 4th
Anniversary on Sunday, May 21.
The following Churches will be
in fellowship will us during our
pre-anniversary worship services:
Wed, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Pastor
Crawford and the Mt. Moriah
M.B. Church; Thurs., May 11,
7:30 p.m. Pastor Victor
Broadenax and the St. Mary
P.B.Church Fri., May 12, 7:30
p.m. Pastor Julius Robinson and
the St. Mary M.B. Church; Wed.,
May 17, 7:30 p.m. Pastor
Clarence Jackson and the Greater
Bethel M.B. Church.
The anniversary will culminate
on Sunday May 21. Pastor Gerald
Thomas and the Greater Harvest
Church family will render
services at 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m.
Pastor Delwynn Williams and the
St. John M.B. Church family will
conclude the Anniversary
services.
We are inviting everyone to
come out and join us as we
celebrate our "Good Teacher".
Elder. Mark J. Wilkerson, Sr.
Pastor/ Teacher.


ChTrch new i


II Corinthians
Ministries
Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday
school; 11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Praise
and worship.
Saturday, 9 a.m. Morning
glory.
May 6, 6:30 p.m. Colorama
program at II Corinthians "Why Ia
wave my flag." May 10, 7:30
p.m. II Corinthians at Faith,
Healing and Anointing Temple
(Tallahassee). May 12-13 -
Apostle Copeland at Holy
Warriors of God Warriors of God
Ministries Conference (Ft.
Walton Beach).
May 28, 6 p.m. -.The ordination
and installation of Evqngelist
Lorraine Gibson to the office of
pastor of II Corinithians
Ministries will be held at II
Corinthians.
Our website is:
iicorministries.com (all lower
case letters).
For more information contact
Patsy Henry at 875-4497 Mon.-
Fri. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Mt. Zion Baptist
Church homecoming
Homecoming services will be
held Sunday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Special singers will be The
Watsons. Everyone is invited.
The, church is located at 3920
Hutchinson Ferry Rd., Quincy.

Mt. Zion PB Church
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible
study and youth teaching.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Youth choir
rehearsal. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. -
Car wash at the church. Youth
planning session and the class of
1967 will be having a fish fry on
the parking lot of, the church
across the street.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church
school; 11 a.m. Worship
service. Youth are in charge of
the service. The matrons will be
visiting RiverChase Nursing
Home following morning worship
service; 4 p.m. The deacons and
mothers will celebrate their
anniversary. Rev. Chester Brown
and Shady Grove #1 Primitive
Baptist Church of Tallahassee
will conduct the service.
Monday, 7:30 p.m. Deacons
and mothers board meeting.
Monday 'nd Tuesday, 12 noon -
.'Intercessotry prayer.
The clothes closet is available
for those needing this service. We
were able to serve three families
this week. Please call 627-8442
for assistance.
Bless the Lord, 0 my soul and
forget not all his benefits

Old Bethel A.M.E.
missionary society to
hold 'Evening in White'
The missionary society of Old
Bethel A.M.E. Church located on
Highbridge Road in Quincy will
be having their Evening In White
service this Sunday, May 7, at 4
P.M. The speaker for the
occasion will be Rev. Henry
Griffin. The public is invited to
attend. The pastor of Old Bethel
A.M.E. Church is Rev. Willie J.
Brown.

Pine Bloom MB
Pastor William C. Brinson and
the Pine Bloom Missionary
Baptist Church's family cordially
invite ,you to come and worship
with us on the second Sunday in
May at 11 a.m. in observance of
Mother's Day. The. church is
located at 229 Kemp Street in
Greensboro. Pastor Brinson will
deliver the message.


11 -mFoi- e% ei \ kind and


The ihI I
Ah Ado Lairt 'IiiaWll& Ifi//ll sAlurrav~

N Nladriv NMemorial Funeral Chapel


~Ph: N5087-5-"665 *FEa -,,: S'5 --5N


V.-


.-5 '-'"" .^ '
. ... *, .'

/) ,- ,f'.- ,".
gg) .J,~j... '.


Mother Board
anniversary
St. Paul P.B. Church will be
celebrating its annual Mother
Board
Anniversary on Sunday, May 7,
at 3 p.m. We are honored to have
Minister James Lodman of
Bainbrige Georiga as the guest
messenger.
Minister Lodman is a member
of the Mt. Zion P.B. Church in
Quincy and a
1981 graduate of James A.
Shanks High School. Pastor
Daniel Williams and
the St. Paul Church family
invite you to come worship .with
us as we give
God the glory and the praise.

St. Stephens PB
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. -
Annual Family and Friends Day
Program.
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. -
Mother's Day Program.
Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. -
Revival begins.
Everyone is invited to come out
and enjoy the services.

Tabernacle Church
CWIH presents
apostolic service
Come hear anointed preaching
by great men and women of God.
A twelve apostles program will
be held Friday, May 5 at 7:30
p.m. Tabernacle Church of Christ
Written In Heaven. The church is
located at 12425 Blue Star Hwy,
Gretna. Assistant Senior Bishop
Nathaniel Pollock is pastor. For
more information contact Brother
Clarence at (850) 321-1988.


Fragmented

by Paul Joyner

The world in which we live
with all its frustrations causes
many people to feel that their
lives are
falling apart. I
think that the
word tht
perhaps
describes the
plight of
mankind today
is

There is no
unifying purpose among people
and nations. It is every person for
himself/herself and every nation
for itself.
Individuals are falling to pieces.
Mental' institutions are
overcrowded. Psychiatrists are
overworked. Marriage counselors


are exhausted. Ministers are at
their wits end. It is an age of
personality disintergration of
people literally falling apart.
Instead of man being looked
upon as a whole, however, he is
often treated in this scientific age
as a conglomeration of parts. The
world has divided us up. People
cannot be healed in parts. In fact,
we can never understand any part
of anything unless we see
meaning in the whole.
Matthew wrote, "Is not the life
more than meat, and the body
more than raiment?" So many
have never learned this truth.
That is why that in this luxurious
jet age between 30,000 and
50,000 commit suicide each year
in America. In years of
counselling, how many times
have I heard, "It's no use." "I
have no purpose for living" "My
life is so messed up, I can never
face my family and friends
again." "I really want an answer,
but there seems to be none."
Many lives are being
shipwrecked on life's sea because
they have been attacked by the
pirate ship of sin.
God is the only one who can
give balance to life. When Gd is
left out, there is no balance
therefore no peace.
If our fragmented world is to be
put back together, we must begin,
not where man customarily
See PAUL JOYNER on P. 11


Horace "Rovelt" Fitzgerald, Jr.
February 18, 1957-May 7, 2004
"Your body is gone, but your
spirit lives on."

As the two-year mark of our loss
approaches, family and friends
remember the man, the soul,
which we knew as "Rovelt". It is
not your death that we dwell on,
but is what you left in our hearts.
Not a day goes by that you aren't
on our minds. Your grandson
Jordon is always looking up and
smiling,.we, know that it's you
talking to him, letting him know
that ;*.:. 1. I here.
Rest my father, your spirit lives
through us.
Tameki Love, Tangee and Jord
Tamekia, Tangee and Jordon i


Charles McClellan
Funeral Home, Inc.
N Fully licensed and permitted to
V, serve you at the newly renovated
Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan
Funeral Home Building
15 S. Jackson St.
Quincy, FL 32351
850-627-7677
We can honor all Pre-Need Funeral Arrangements
with any other Funeral Home.
"Continuing a tradition started in Havana and Quincy
by Gene Morgan and Aubrey Butler in 1940"



y). IN MEMORY OF ANTUON RESHARD BROWN f
S. 8/31/82-05/05/04
C." The world is ever changing, Few of us know exactly what we got
'-" When we lost you, we realized we lost a lot.
, GOD is an awesome GOD!
4 For he knows what is best, And with this thought, We can assure that f
you Are finally at rest! Peace be with you and all we hold dear.
(" We know you are walking with the LORD
"- and We'll no longer shed a tear. -)
R.I.P.
ST. JOHN,









CLARY'S FUNERAL HOME
for Peace of Mind

For 24 Hour Service Call:
(850) 539-7733 or (850) 627-3111
"' Facts:
We are fidly licensed and permitted to serve you and your family
We offer Pre-Need Funerals and by request will travel to you
We arrange cremations at your request
We guarantee to Meet ALL Your Funeral Needs with
Confidential, Reasonable and Caring Personalized Service
We will serve Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Calhoun, Wakulla and
surrounding counties


Reverend G.E. Claur, St:
L.ED. & Esnb. since 1977
Notary Public


Elizabeth S. Clary
Office Manager
Notary Public


115 South Main Street Havana, Florida 32333


Um


1
A~1~7 f'~
/4~6 ,'u,'


It has been three years since the Heavenly Father called our sweet
angel home. Even though you are greatly missed and loved, we
will never forget you and will always cherish your memories.
Happy Birthday and Mother's Day
From your Family,


):- ', Edward, Felicia, Kenyata, Anihya and Amarri
) 2:


.


J n







8 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


(Gabsbri


Cmnt;


din "


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


Veronda Robinson and

Willie E. Smith engaged


Veronda Robinson and Willie E. Smith



Havana Art Festival


Gregory and

Shinita

Jenkins wed

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Jenkins
would like to announce their
marriage on April 15, 2006 at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Gregory is the son of Mr.and
Mrs. Irvin Jenkins of Quincy.
Shinita is the daughter of Mrs.
Debbie Cooper of Quincy.
She is employed with North
" Florida Educational Development
Corporation. Gregory and Shinita
are the parents of Shyheim and
Evoni Jenkins.




Happy 3rd Birthday
Jabez


.. ;


Jabez Amarion Mathis is cele-
br.-ting his birthday on May 4. V
He's the son of Na' Peaches ,
41: and Antonio Mathis. he is
i'h.- grandson of Barbara Ails of
C-retna, and Marilyn Colston
arnd Johnny Williams of
Tallahassee. His godparents are
Dexter & Lillie Graham and
r,rone & Diane Humphrey. A
Fr ding Nemo party will be
gi.en on May 6@4:30 at
Diane's home on 651 South
S' friends are invited.


S ,wI


,, : : --. I V









I. Benjamin Jerome Smith is
turning 3 years old
Saturday, May 6. He is the
son of Sharkita Parks and
stepfather Quincy
Ludlow. His maternal C:
grandparents are Marva
Dixon and Willie James
-J Parks. Paternal grandpar- @
* ents are Joyce Ann Butler 2
( and Anderson Smith.
* Benjamin's party will be
held May 6 at the Stevens
School Park from 2pm-
6pm. Family and friends .
are invited.. ;.


Dr. Joseph D. Miller
Chiropractic Physician

Now Accepting New Patients

Providing Hands on and Low
Force Chiropractic Care for
Effective Natural Relief


116 E 7th Ave
Havana, FL 32333
850-539-4949
(In Side Havana Health & Fitness)


1931 Welby Way Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL
850-580-5252
(Near Capital Regional Med center)


Most Insurance Accepted including:
BCBS, Vista, United Health, Cigna,
Auto Insurance, PHCS, Medicare, Medicaid


Saturday May 6th 9am to 5pm
Featuring Regional ilst in AM M ium wftih o and Funloarlle Wlte Famili
S1 c .,.. 'l [., .f hi. .,1 .1 H .' A ,'v Ir, !", 1 A, .-.J :J III
,l i l .--: ul L1 1 '. uilisI heLje! l' rl C,- urcrl





NOW (-INC:'Y --R S AVAILABLE

ORGANIC PRODUCTS DIVISION
Now with a Full Line of Mushroom Compost-Based Soil Products
Delivered in 8 and 16 Cubic Yard Loads
Finished Compost premium grade, stable compost
Topsoil Plus safe, all-purpose mix
Topsoil Lite Lighter version of Top Soil Plus
Lawn Mix Top-dress your lawns
Plant Mix Basic Potting Soil
190 Mannie Gunn Road Quincy, FL 32351 Phone 850/875-1600
www.quincycompost.com


Our meetings

are filled

with success stories.

The next one

could be yours.
Visit a meeting for Free
if you decide to join, pay only $15*
Greensboro
United Methodist Church 310 Gadsden
Thursday at 6:00 pm
Quincy
Gadsden Historical Society 304 West King Street
Monday at 6:30 pm
Weigh-in & Registration begin 30 minutes prior to meeting times.

LWeightWatchers'
Watch Yourself ChangeT
1 800 379 5757 WeightWatchers.com
Subsequent weekly fees apply Offer valid through 6/3/06 at participating locations only.
Not valid for At Work meetings and Online subscription products
WEIGHT WATCHERS is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers Intemaional, Inc
@2006 Weigh[ Watchers Internalional. IncW All nghls reserved
o.**..ot. 40

THANKS,
for reading The Gadsden County Times!


Jerome Robinson and Rose
Robinson of Quincy announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Veronda Robinson, to Willie E.
Smith.
Her fiance's parents are Gloria
Dilworth and the late Willie J.
Smith.of Quincy.
The bride-to-be is a native of
Quincy, and a 2005 graduate ,of
Tallahassee Community College.
She is attending Florida State


University studying biology, and
is employed at Capital Service
Center.
The prospective groom is a
native of Quincy, and is currently
employed with Lewis
Construction in Quincy.
The wedding is planned for 5
p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the
Shiloh Church of Christ Written
In Heaven in the Robertsville
Community.


FREE! FREE! FREE!
SFree Summer VPK Program!

If you have a child that was 4 years old
on or before September I, 2005 and will
enter kindergarten in August of 2006
and you have not used your State
Voluntary Prekindergarten Program
Voucher, then your child is eligible.

There are only nine openings so if you
are interested in enrolling your 4 year
old please contact Teresa Hall or
| Montoyia Tillman at (850) 627-2536.

LAND Or TIE1 LITTLE P[OP[L[
DAYCARE CENTER, INC.



THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE AMERICAN
CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE FUND RAISER

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris A. Young and the men and
women of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office would like to
thank the citizens of Gadsden County and friends for their con-
tinued support during the 2006 American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life. With your help, we were able to raise $9,272.58"
in donations to our local chapter of the American Cancer Society
in their fight to cure cancer. Cancer has touched so many lives in
our community and it is our sincere hope that it continues to
draw the support of the community in the fight to cure cancer.
Thank.you for your efforts and donations!



Sheriff Morris A. Young ,
Gadsden County Sheriff '


'- --


"- '" .,




...and bow it works for }iou
Over the years we've toufid our Bridal Registry Service to be one of the most appreciated
of all the services we offer our customers. It makes it easy for you to select the perfect
wedding or shower gift because you know it's exactly what the bride is looking tcr.
The engaged couple registers their preferences in china, crystal, flatware and giftware.
We record this and update the list, as gifts are purchased, to avoid duplicates.
Visit us the next time you're shopping for wedding or shower gifts. We'll help you select
a gift the bride really wants. We'll even gift-wrap it. And the service is free!
Couples currently in our registry:
Bride Groom Wedding Date
Marcelle May Billy Rhodes January 14, 2006
Beth Vanstone Wiley Meggs January 21, 2006
Jana Shelter Jason Shelter March 25, 2006
Deanna Hutchinson Trey Suber April 8, 2006
Christen Hill Mark Sindone April 8, 2006
Mary K. Croley William Francis Lawler April 15, 2006
Selena Rudd Hamp Hutchinson April 22, 2006
Andrea Kirch John Whigham May 13, 2006
Jackie Dodson Michael Bell May 20, 2006
risten Register Chad Gardner May 20, 2006
Abby Hartley Ryan Doddridge May 27, 2006
Vickery Suber Wesley Calloway June 24, 2006
Tracy Hall Jason Senft June 10, 2006
Erin Hollingsworth Matt Bell June 10, 2006
Robbie Susan Chandler Hoyt Bullock June 17, 2006
Betsy Howe Brandon Mitchell July 1, 2006
Kristen Burton Walker Bridges July 19, 2006
Shannon Pete Ken Brown September 30, 2006
Emily May Tyler Lee October 14, 2006
Leah Edwards Matthew Harrison October 21, 2006
Lee Anne Thompson Hunter Sapp November 4, 2006
Annie McMillan Davis Bell December 16, 2006
Planning to get married? Come in and register for your free gift at Padgett's.

PADGETT'S JEWELRY ijye.
Silver China Crystal
21 E. Jefferson Street Quincy, Florida 32351 (850) 627-6418
Store Hours: Monday -Friday 9am 6pm Saturday closed







Happy

MOTHER'S

DAY!!!
from all of us at

, QUALITY

M EATS


Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 9
Check Out Our

"Bargain

Box

Specials"


We Carry
Fresh Produce

Shop Quality Meats
Where the meats


are as tender


as a


Mother's Love!


For over 20 years, budget-minded shoppers have known
where to get the BEST cuts of fresh pork, beef & poultry.
S-- -- -- - -- -- ----------- ------------- -


E
I (Q
Fresh
I
SGi

I


everyday
quality !


_fN'QUillI 1V
Mells


round Beef


25


20 LBS.


Everyday
Quality!


QUAlLITy
V, MV a


Whole
Boneless Ribeye


Everyday
Quality!
Fresh Fryer


~~MEATS


Leg Quarters


Sliced FREE
to your
Specifications!


- -__ -- --------I- --


Everyday
Quality!


ciUALFT
MEATIS


Fryer
Drm sticks


$20


25 LBS.


Everyday
Quality!
Fryer-Split
Breast

$20 2


40 LB. BOX


-I-
rk a-g- _M
IN-S.


0 LBS.


Everyday .a...V
Quality! 4ii!i AT
I Assorted
Pork Chops


12 LBS.


. .- -mI--...
*PRICES GOOD THRU 05-20-06
We reserve the right to change prices due to fluctuations in market prices.
i.'- *, ', ; .| .,

Specializing in

20 & *25 Deals o-


We proudly salute our
military men & women.
Freedom isn't FREE!
,- ,


Everyday
Quality!

Pork S


I25


-I -
I
I


Everyday
Quality!


MEAT
teaks
teak


16 LBS.


QUUAUL


Small Pork '
Spareribs


S46 V &010LB BOX i
SLABS
-- -- -- ---- ----


- -~.
4 ~
1~'7 -~


LOCATED at
1125 W. Jefferson Street
Quincy, FL (850) 875-2655
OPEN Mon.-Sat. 9:00 am-6:30 pm
We Gladly Accept Credit Cards & EBT


a







10 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


Clary's Bail

Bond Agency

850.627,3111


Good kids doing
good things...
every week in
The Gadsden
County Times.


Photo by Alice DuPont
Toshonda Williams, coordinator; Civil Citation and DMC grads, Desuntaye Bowen, Shantoria Bowden and Tyfayshala Baker; Sheriff
Morris Young; Lt. Edward McWhite; Civil Citation and DMC grads, Nicholas Johnson, DeAwntraye Chambers, and Cedric Walker.



'1st time' is last, say young offenders


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Three months ago, if another
student crossed 17-year-old
Cedric Walker, he might start a
fight.
Now, Walker said, he has
learned how to control his anger
when he gets upset. "I know how
to back away," he said.
Walker and five other teenagers
were presented Certificates of
Completion during a special
program last Saturday.
The six were participants in the
Gadsden County Community


Justice Civil Citation and the
Disproportionate Minority
Contact Programs.
The programs are administered
by the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office and are intended to deter
first time offenders from
becoming repeat offenders.
The three-month program
consists of social skills
workshops which include
segments on anger management,
crime, crime prevention, and
substance abuse awareness.
Students were also required to
perform community service hours


and receive counseling.
"The program is designed to
coordinate and focus community
resources and volunteers on ways
to impact crime and divert youth
from the juvenile court system,"
said coordinator Toshanda
Willliams.
The community groups
involved in the program are
Investing in our Youth, Men
Under Construction, and the
Community Justice
Neighborhood Accountability
Board.
The Board is a citizen-led effort


2 busted for dealing cocaine


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor


Two Gretna men, shopping for
high-quality and low-priced
cocaine, got more than a sale last
week. Authorities said 29-year-
old Anthony Barkley and 31-
year-old Roger D. Lodman were
arrested "i and charged with
trafficking in cocaine following a
three week long undercover
investigation.
The two, considered mid-level
dealers, had put the word out that
they were looking to buy powder
cocaine, but at a reduced price.
"All they talked about with the
undercover investigator was that
they needed good quality cocaine


PUBLIC

NOTICE

The Board of County
Commissioners
will hold a Special
Meeting
Wednesday, May 10,
2006, starting
6:00 p.m.

1) Deer Ridge
Subdivision
2) Other items as
necessary

The meeting will be
held in the
County Commission
Meeting Room
9 East Jefferson
Street
Quincy, Florida
5/04c


that
could
down
crack.


they
cook
into
They


bragged
about the
market for
crack
cocaine in
Gadsden
County,"
said Lt. Jim
Corder, of


Anthony Barkley


.the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office.
After negotiating with the
undercover officer, the two
agreed to pay $18,000, about
$6,000 less than the regular street
price for a kilogram (2.2 pounds)


MEETING NOTICE
The City of Quincy
Historic Preservation
Commission (QHPC)
will meet on
Monday, May 22, 2006
at 5:15 p.m. in the
City Commission's
Chambers at City Hall.
The agenda includes the
following item:
Certificate of
Appropriateness Request
for 319 East King Street.
Certificate of Appropriateness
Request for 220 East
Washington Street.
Certificate of Appropriateness
Request for 229 East Franklin
Street.
Please contact the Building and
Planning Department at (850) 627-
7681 ext. 226 with any questions or
comments.
If you have a disability requiring
accommodations, please contact the
Quincy Building and Planning
Department at least three (3)
working days prior to the hearing. To
access a Telecommunications
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD)
please call (850) 875-7310.
5/04c


Pw $~a zt in ~ fcr riv drttlimn [ ~eInjztaind,Tjrtml

C"'O' w"-'r u ;w~', if t p'-s"r


'thm h~rrm -trvcp lkam



To*cll Fr-ec 1-877-468-7878


of powder
cocaine.
They never
I got the
cocaine and
the $18,000
.. : ,.' was
:w confiscated
as well.
Corder said
the money
Roger Lodman will be used
by the
department to help in future
investigations and in drug
prevention.
"They had plans to supply a lot
of crack cocaine in Gadsden
County," Corder said. Barkley
See COCAINE on Page 12


PUBLIC
NOTICE

The Board of County
Commissioners will
hold a Special
Meeting Tuesday, May
9, 2006, starting
6:00 p.m. to discuss
and/or take action on
the following items
1) Affordable Housing
in Gadsden County
2) Update on the
Development of the
Gadsden County
Information
Technology Plan
3) Other Items as
Necessary
The meeting will be
held in the County
Commission Meeting
Room, 9 East Jefferson
Street
Quincy, Florida
~ 5t04c


1 e I b 1I100.1

2 E-ars '5i,, n S C,'D.'

t'J Y f e4Jma rLi~
mmi'cy OIuu1 UL
ri..Ir -1 50 U J Lc d~


II~.'L 4 :.4
'-LL


4 2? -1 s .75. o


that requires young people to be
accountable for their actions. The
accountability could include
restitution or a letter of apology
to the victim.
"This program works because,
even thought they are first time
offenders, they know that they
are not going to get off with
nothing.
"They have to do something to
let us know they realize what
they did was wrong and that there
are consequences," said Sheriff
Morris Young.
Tayfayshala Baker and
Deshuntaye Bowen, both 14,
were involved in separate
altercations at West Gadsden
High School. Both said they have
learned that fighting is not the
way to solve problems. ,
"When I see someone fighting, I
go the other way," Bowen said.
"Some of these kids don't know
how to solve their problems other
than by physical violence. They
learn another way through this
program," said Lt. Edward
McWhite, School Resource
Officers Coordinator.


CALL US.


GUARANTEED ANONYMITY


LOCAL TIPLINE 850-891-HELP

or TOLL FREE 866-979-0922




IT WORKS!


TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE


THE W moNLYflzu J1,4.
114 Sl]Rsisad St,


. II 111. I -I .'' .., I '. I .


NOTICE OF INTENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all concerned that the
Board of County Commissioners of Gadsden County,
Florida, Intends at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:00
PM, at the Gadsden County Governmental Complex, 9-B
East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida, on the 16th day of
May, 2006, to consider enactment of the following:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE
CODE OF LAWS OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BY ENACTING SECTIONS 2-141 AND
2-142 RELATING TO EXPENDITURES FOR MIS-
CELLANEOUS PURPOSES BY AUTHORIZED
PERSONS; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROCE-
DURES FOR APPROVAL; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AT THE
MEETING AND BE HEARD WITH RESPECT TO THE
PROPOSED ORDINANCE. IF A PERSON DECIDES
TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO
THIS MATTER, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY
NEED TO ASSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORDING
OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

The proposed ordinance is available for public inspection
at the Office of the Clerk, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10
E. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
5/04/06c


VI HP14,1I IlVI, W01, PV %P,,v* if,, summs s woo q wo Nm, mv RFL "i h im"mm & %i mi rymmy pum
= saw, "m mo "Fps smimrum Do immmpnmv muNKA P I I WN I Or"tholl CHU QVION I W 14% if u ;CPU "".
VAnMSn% MIR" UP P"" I, &"AlHU N I" W" A OWlWHFhnKWNW A Am
umml I W UWQI aw or" WW a" I my W; %m ""m am v" I% H I I UL "I IN P" .li" o I kl'01% -d IIVIT 1W 1W.N1
IM iWHIS WA W"I"141A AkINNI"y"m Kitlyl-Tho IN
mrooov No vmAm "Impphum "no I om,.


I 1. .1 I I I .. 1 1, 1. 11 1 ; I I I I I I 11








The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006 11


Book club to meet
In Havana May 11
The Book Club will be meeting
on May 11 at the Havana Library
at noon. You are invited to bring
your lunch if you wish.
The book this month is
"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur
Golden. Judy Sutton will be the
discussion leader. Judy has lived
in Asia and is very familiar with
the customs.

Cinco de Mayo
Celebration "5 A
Day- The Farmers

Market Way"

The Gadsden County Health
Department WIC clinic will have
a celebration on Cinco de Mayo,
May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon to
promote the start of the farmers'
market season.
In an effort to promote health
and nutrition, the Farmers'
Market Nutrition Program
(FMNP) and the Special
Supplemental Nutrition Program
for Women, Infants, and Children
(WIC) have teamed up to provide
nutritious fruits and vegetables to
WIC participants.
Pregnant, postpartum or
breastfeeding women and
children between the ages of 1
and 4 who are enrolled in the
WIC program will receive
coupons, at their regularly
scheduled appointments, to
purchase fresh fruits and
vegetables from authorized
farmers.
Studies show that a diet high in
fruits and vegetables may prevent
cancer, heart disease, and other
chronic diseases. The Cingo de
Mayo celebration will offer taste
testing, a coloring contest and
prizes.
The WIC program is also
promoting the "Be Wise about
Your Portion Size" nutrition
educational campaign. Come join
us and get a fresh start to your
health! Clients will be able to
use their coupons at the
following locations:
Gadsden County Health
Department, 278 Dr LaSalle
Leffall Dr, Parking lot Wed,
Thurs, Friday 8 am to noon.
Wellsprings (Old Feedmill),
321 Jackson Street, Quincy Wed,
Thurs, Fri 10 a.m.-3 pm ,
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 pm
Davis Farms, 9611 Hosford
Highway, Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 pm,
Sat 9 a.m.-6 pm, Sun 9 a.m.-5 pm
For eligibility or for more
information regarding the
FMNP/WIC program contact
your local WIC agency at 875-
7200 ext 2.

Celebrate
Freedom 2nd
annual patriot
event scheduled
As .America prepares to
celebrate "America's Birthday."
Celebrate Freedom is now
soliciting volunteers to help
execute its plan.
If you have family members
enlisted in the military or know
of someone who is stationed in
Iraq, please mail the name and
address to P. 0. Box 1934,
Quincy, Florida 32353.
Celebrate Freedom goals are to
educate the community about the
history of America and to
promote unity.
If you are interested in
becoming a volunteer, please call
(850) 875-1869.


Open air painters
to work along
coast during May
Over 20 nationally acclaimed
plein air artists will documenting
the landscapes and the people
who inhabit them with paint and
canvas in a "paint-out" from
May 12-21 all along the
"Forgotten Coast" from Mexico
Beach to Apalachicola.
This event is presented by the
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts
(GALA) and supported by the
St. Joe Company.
Plein air -means open air and
originated in 19th century
Europe at a time when the
countryside was more
accessible, paint tubes had been
invented, and artists were
trusting their own vision in
finding truth in nature.
Hailing from Maine to
California to South Florida,
today's plein air artists will paint
on location in Apalachicola,
Cape San Blas, Indian Pass,
Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe,
WindMark Beach, and
Wewahitchka. Visitors are
welcomed to watch them in
action between 8 am and 4 pm
daily. For information about
locations and schedules, please
contact Richard Carrell at 850-
648-9433. Approximately 250


Paul Joyner
Continued from Page 7
begins, with the outer shell, but
rather with the integration of the
total personality.
Life hands us a series of
seemingly unrelated, haphazard
experiences, to the cynic they
make no sense. To the agnostic
they are bitter and cruel. But God
can take the disorganized mass
and unify it.
A symphony is composed of
individual sounds, but when they
are blended, they are inspiring to
the ear.
A young drug addict was faced
with the gospel. His girl friend
had had an abortion and the
trauma of the event had caused
her to commit suicide. His' life
fell apart. When he heard the
message of Jesus, he said, "Oh,
man, if it were only true! If it
were only true!" Please know
this, it is true. Christ came into
the world to make us a whole
person, but He respects our
choice. Why not let Christ bring
your life together now?
You are invited to visit The
Berean Church located south of
the old high school building in
Chattahoochee, Florida. Dr.
Joyner may be reached at (850)
674-2633.


Photos by Michael O'Halloran
A dime at a time. That's the philosophy of The March of Dimes, and it's the encouragement that kept these WalkAmerica participants
going last weekend in Quincy. In the photo below, local March of Dimes Honorary Chairman Morris Young gives a helping hand to
Youth ambassador Samantha Chaires.



March of Dimes short of eoal


George W.

Munroe tops

15 teams

with $3,000

"Stretch those muscles...bend
those knees."
Those words rang out early
Saturday morning on the
courthouse square as several
hundred walkers got loose and
limber for the annual March of
Dimes WalkAmerica.
Diane Jordan coaxed and
cajoled the walkers before they
set out on their trek on a cool, but
comfortable, spring morning.,
"We couldn't have asked for a
more beautiful day," community
director Susan Barfield said.
About 15 teams came out to
support the fight against
premature births and for healthy
babies. Unfortunately, Gadsden
County has one of the state's
highest rates for premature births,
Barfield said.
"That is why WalkAmerica is
such an important event for
educating the community and for
raising money to help fight the
problem," she said.
The Gadsden County goal for
this year's walk was $50,000, but
so far, that goal has not been met.
"We will keep on working
though," Barfield-said.
This year's top fundraising team
was George W. Munroe
Elementary School in Quincy.
The school raised over $3,000
and they are still counting.
Although this year's youth
ambassador Samantha Chaires is
a four-year-old prekindergarten


paintings from this "paint-out"
will be displayed for purchase
during a "Great Gatsby Summer
Beach Party" at 101 WindMark
Way, WindMark Beach, Port St.
Joe on Friday, May 19.
This elegant yet casual beach
celebration will feature a
delicious dinner under the stars
and entertainment by songwriter,
FSU instructor and blues legend
Charles Atkins. The cost is $100
per person. For more
information, call 850-648-4041.
On Sunday, May 21 from noon
to 5 pm, all of these paintings, in
keeping with the spirit of the
natural settings that inspired
them, will be on view amid the
native landscape of WindMark
Beach in Port St. Joe, where the
entire community can view them
and meet the artists. It is free.


student at the school, principal
Bonnie Blitch said her school
fully supports the March of
Dimes each year.
"It's a great learning tool for
our students," Blitch said.
George W. Munroe has many
students with medical issues and
it is a great way to teach students
about those issues and also get
them involved with the
community by raising money to
help find ways to prevent those
medical problems in the first
place.
Blitch said her school held
several fundraising events to earn
the top team honor. She said the
school held a third through fifth
grade dance and a faculty-staff
versus fifth-grade basketball
game. The school is still going to
hold a mini-walk before this
week.
"We try to focus mainly on the
children to build character and to
help other children in the
community," Blitch said.
It is still not too late to help
with this year's WalkAmerica. If
you would like to make a
contribution, you can call
Barfield at 422-3152.

Recreation
Advisory Council
The Recreation Advisory
Council meeting will be at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in the
County Commission meeting
room at the Gadsden County
Government Complex, Jefferson
Street in Quincy. Topics to be
discussed are master recreation
plan, new project identification,
updates on summer camps, and
much more.
If possible, please RSVP for the
meeting by calling 627-6684.


Mr. and Mrs.

Patrick Irwin

announce

their

marriage

The wedding of Dianna Nicole
Irwin and Patrick Mid Irwin took
place on April 23 at Willow
Plantation in Monticello.
Stewart E. Parsons performed
the ceremony.
The bride, a native of Quincy, is
a 2002 graduate of Tallahassee
Community College. She is
currently employed as a paralegal
for Smith, Thompson, Shaw and
Manausa, P.A. in Tallahassee.
She is the daughter of James
and Kathy Rogers and the step-
daughter of Barbara Rogers.
The groom is the son of Jeffery
and Vickie Irwin. He is a native
of Tallahassee and a 2006
graduate of FAMU.
He is currently employed as a
superintendent for The Golf Club
at Summerbrooke in Tallahassee.
Following a wedding trip to
Acapulco, Mexico, the couple
will reside in Tallahassee.


~..






*


I, ~


Greer graduates

from Wayland
Carrie Nelson Hanks would like
to announce the graduation of her
daughter Shelicia Marshelle
Greer from Wayland Baptist
University.
Shelicia received a Bachelor of


Science Degree in Occupational
Education on April 7, 2006 in a
ceremony held at the First
Southern Baptist Church in
Avondale, Arizona.
She is the mother of .two
daughters, and continues a
twenty-four year career in
communications with the United
States Air Force with a rank of
Master Sergeant.


I. I,


Devin will be one

Devin is the son of Mike and
Lindy Mercuri. He will celebrate
his first birthday on May 6th at
'his home with family and friends.
Devin is the grandson of Mike
Mercuri, Sr., Lynda Nalls of
Pittsburg, and Benny and Diane
Bruce.
He is the great-grandson of
Alice Bruce, formerly of Quincy,
who now resides in Lake City.

House warming
Sunday for Mr.,
Mrs. Travis Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Jacobs will
be having a housewarming on
Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. The
location is 901 Arlington Circle,
Quincy.
If you need further information,
please call 627-7290. Family and
friends are invited.

Sgt. Brandon Graves
awarded ARCOM

Sergeant Brandon Graves,
Quincy, of the 708th
Maintenance Company of the
Florida Army National Guard
was awarded the ARCOM (Army
Commendation) Medal on April
9.
The medal was awarded for
four achievements:
-On May 16th 2004, Graves
immediately took actions during
a life threatening situation,
providing clear, concise,
directions to peers and assisting
in establishing order after a unit
member passed out from a heat
injury during training.
-Graves, a civilian-trained
fireman and EMT, quickly
evaluated the soldier, and
determined his injury to be life
threatening.
-Graves assisted and guided
soldiers to move the affected
soldier to a shaded area, placed -
him on a cot to use as a
transportation device, loosened
and removed the soldier's
clothing, began actions to cool
the soldier's body temperature,
such as fanning the soldier and
placing ice on him. Graves
elevated the soldier's legs and
ensured transportation to move
the soldier to a MEDEVAC site
was secured.
-Graves worked to revive, and
then keep coherent, the affected
soldier. Without his actions
throughout the entire situation the
soldier very likely would have
died.
The certificate also says that he
received the medal for
demonstrating outstanding
leadership, motivation and
intelligence during a life-
threatening situation. Specialist
Graves' superior knowledge of
emergency medical procedures
resulted in saving of a fallen
soldier.


i VW


-sss/~ *T&








12 The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006


Alzheimer's town
meeting June 1
Covenant Hospice invites you
to a town hall meeting at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church, 1003
West Clark Street, Quincy on
June 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for
caregivers and those dealing with
the effects of Alzheimers in the
African American community.
What is it? why is this
community more affected than
others? Treatments? Support and
caregiving resources.
The panel will include Dr.
Angela Massey, FAMU; Dr.
Sheila Jeffers, FSU; Dr. Alice
Pomidor, FSU; Mr. Fred
Flowers, Esq; and Dr. Joseph
Dorn, Covenant Hospice.
Refreshments will be served.
Call Covenant Hospice for
more information 575-4998.
(ARCH) Project; TMH Memory
Disorder Clinic.

Carter-Parramore class
of 1967 fish fry
Carter-Parramore High School
class of 1967 will be having a
fish fry Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m.
in the parking lot of Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church.
All interested classmates,
friends and the public is cordially
invited.

Gadsden Communtiy
Health Council to meet
The Gadsden Community
Health Council will meet at 10
a.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the
TCC Quincy House, 216 North
Adams Street, Quincy.
These meetings are open to the
community and to anyone that
has a concern about health care in
Gadsden County. We want you
to know that your voice will be
heard.

Gadsden County
Veterans Service Office
will be closed May 8-12
The Gadsden County Veterans
Service Office will be closed
May 8 through May 12. The staff
will be attending county
veterans' service officers annual
mandatory training given by the
State of Florida Department of
Veterans Affairs in St.
Petersburg. The office will
reopen on May, May 15.
Veterans that need
transportation tok the Tallahassee
VA Outpatient Clinic during this
period should contact the office
no later than 2 p.m. on Friday,
May 5 to be placed on the
transportation log for pick-up.

Shanks Class Of 1996
The James A. Shanks / GTI
Class of 1996 reunion will be
held June 1-4, 2006. The cost is
$75 per person. This money is
due May 5, 2006. A special
class meeting will be held
Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 8:00 pm
at Golden Coral in Tallahassee.
Please visit
www.freewebs.com/reunionl996
' or call Octavius @ 627.6077 for
payment information


Children's dance

group to celebrate

Cinco de Mayo

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Cinco de Mayo is coming!
Friday, May 5, the Latino Children's Theatre
will celebrate this significant historical and cultural
event with a performance by the "Little Bit of
Mexico" dance group, an organization made up of
local students of mostly Mexican hertiage.


The annual event, which features an array of
native dances and storytelling, is sponsored by the
Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PEAC) as
a way to raise money for Gadsden LEARNS and
the Harvest of Hope Foundation. The show will be
held at the Quincy Music Theatre and begins at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person.
While the public is invited to the evening
performance, two performances will be held Friday
morning for local students. Florida's First Lady,
Columba Bush, will be the special guest at the
11:30 performance.
"It is important that people come out and share
our culture with us. This is a way for people to
learn about Mexico and our long and interesting
history," said Maria Pouncey, PEAC director.
For more information, call 850-875-3806.


'Dean of disaster' shares experience

with Gadsden senior management
by ALICE DU PONT With everyone's mind still locked on Hurricane
Times Editor Katrina and wondering if it could happen here,
If anyone in Florida knows about emergencies and Fugate said that the handling of Katrina was a
what to do before, during, and after a catastrophe, "system failure from the bottom to the top".
it's William Fugate. Local governments, he said, have the
Friday morning, in a meeting with senior responsibility of preparing for themselves the best
management officials and staff of Gadsden County, they can. "There are not enough resources to go
the Dean of Florida disasters shared his expertise. around, particularly if there are several strikes," he
The purpose of the meeting was threefold: to said.
inform senior management officials at the county A good example of that was two years ago when
and municipal levels of their respective Florida was hit by four hurricanes in different parts
responsibilities under Florida Statues Chapter 252 of the state. Resources were stretched to the limit
when a disaster occurs or threatens to impact 'their and many areas didn't get help until weeks later.
jurisdictions; to discuss the role of the State People, he said, need to make some preparations
Emergency Response Team (SERT); and to discuss themselves. They need to prepare the hurricane kits,
current issues in Emergency Management. See DISASTER on Page 15


Cocaine


Continued from Page 10
has prior arrests and convictions
for drug and traffic violations.
Lodman has prior arrests for
drugs and domestic violence.
Both men were taken to the
county jail and kept on $50,000
bonds. Both have since bonded
out, however, the investigation is
ongoing and more arrests are
expected.
Anyone with information on
this or other drug-related crimes
is asked to call Lt. Corder at 875-
8847 or 395-4138.

The Pilot Club of
Quincy to hold

fund-raiser

The Pilot Club of Quincy is
holding a giant fund-raising Flea
Market on Saturday, May 6 f#bm
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., three miles west
of the Court House square.
This is. the same day as Quincy
Fest. We will have antiques, a
bake sale, hot dogs and many
household items.
At 11 a.m. we will hold a mini
auction for three 'special items.
Proceeds from the sale fund our
many brain-related projects,
including mind jogging
programs, bike helmet giveways
and scholarships.


Playground

Continued from Page 5
their homes. "We hope to have
this park for a long, long, time,"
he said.
Commissioner Ed Dixon went a
step further. "If you ride through
the park and see someone who
looks like they ought not be here,
call the cops. If the word gets out
that you will not tolerate those
kind of people, they won't come.
Be involved. Today is a great day
for your community."
Mike Roney, who brought his
three-year-old daughter Nya out
for a ride on the see-saw and to
get a look at what's planned for
the park, said he thought the
renovations are needed. "It's
good for the community, but
most of all, it's good for the kids
to have some place to play that is
safe," Roney said. o
Years ago, Robertsville resident


Kelly Jr 24LHR

(Across from KFC, Next to Burger King)
850-627-7855
Deli: 627-7857

Deli Open Daily
Sun-Thurs 4 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri-Sat: 24Hrs.'

FULL Breakfast $3.50
|Eggs Grits Cheese Grits Sausage Link
Sausage Patty Toast or Biscuit Catfish

SLunch
Every Sat. and Wed. Ox Tail Dinner with
Three Sides ONLY $6.59
Monday-Pork Chop Friday Beef Stew/
I Tuesday Turkey Wings Chitterlings !
SWednesday Ox Tail Saturday Ox Tail
Sunday Beef Ribs
Thursday Spaghetti SundayBeeRibs

We Also Serve Baked Chicken Daily

All Dinners Served With Three Sides
Mac & Cheese/Corn/Greens/Yams
Rice/Chicken Rice/Broccoli & Cheese
and Mashed Potatoes

Senior Citizens Discount on all Dinner Plates




Laundry Open 24hr ***ALL BRAND NEW MACHINES***


Join the fun this Saturday


Jessie Shaw donated the land for
the park to the county. "She
just loved her community and she
wanted the children to have a
place play so she just gave the
land," said Nathaniel "Bama"
McNealy, Shaw's grandson. "She
would be proud of what's about
the happen if she was here
today," McNealy said.

No Parking on section
of Pat Thomas Pkwy.
At the request of concerned
citizens over a safety hazard from
vehicles parking on the shoulders
and sidewalks creating a sight
distance problem, the Florida
Department' of Transportation
(FDOT) will erect "No Parking
on Right of Way" signs on S.R.
267 Thursday, May 4.
The signs will be placed on
each side of the road from north
of South Springs Street to south
of Cox Lane.







The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 13

If you would like to share news about local spo
Ne w 1 activities, you may submit news and photos to
MlS C gctimes@comcast.net..s.=r,)l-- news items are 1
rf1t-V I iLJcharge, but must be submitted by 9 a.m. Mond
(2o lL untL| J | I I V jfor that week's issue. 'i,:.rl., may also be
T im es to us at 627-7191 or brought to our office at 15
Madison. Curinc,:.


WEST GADSDEN WILL HAVE A GYM jamboree.
I've been approached by several people and questioned about a By the way, Munroe is looking for a football coach. Handling the
rumor that when the new West Gadsden High School opens they spring chores are assistants Clay Fallis, Jim Bentley, and Adam Reep.
hi* won't have a new gymnasium on the campus.
hiru I have been assured b a schl.j1 boiid --1i01e that is not true. CONGRADS TO LEWIS
The gym will be built r, the Ot1irIL\ est co0irner of the campus ,hat Traci Lewis is the first state champion from East Gadsden. The
will face Providence Road. junior trackster won the long jump with a leap of 18-5. Lewis is also
The new school should open foi the 201?17-8 school term. an outstanding basketball player and will be highly recruited by
There will also be a ne.' fo.iotbail t eld on the campus but it will colleges in both sports this next year.
be for practice only. The too.uall.l Pjntheis will still play their home
L n games on the field they are pies.-ntil\ UMii I hope they go ahead and BASEBALL SHOWCASE
on g light the new field, make it into a stadium and name it Robert Jackson Jacob Henderson is setting up a baseball showcase that will be
Field. After all 'J.cl.' ha been a head coach in this c-ur;', for 26 held at M.-.ore-Kittles Field on the FAMU campus next Friday and
By Joe Ferolito years. He's getting ; i;,dL toi nrtmbel 27 v.ith the advent of spring .artada,, May 12-13.
football practice M ,nra-L', Hendei. run is hoping the event will help players in the area get
noticed .rid al 1 .. le.irn and improve their baseball skills.
SPRING F OO )TB ALL T he .h.'. c.a e oi.pened to high school players from grades 9 to 12.
'Jack's" \\ cii G.id.den 1tem1n11 ,iI li Cci Ea.tE Ga-.den in .1 i print: C''lle. .-,iioachle anid pro scouts will be in attendance during the
i'. y football game at Weit G.-dLsdcn in Fiid.', MA', 2n. Gaiic time ill bc --ov..c Slll ]tI I pecil Li.- ii it i willl be featured during
7:30 pm. the t, d.o,
M unroe will ho.ti 'piniL' l- ot.ibiall Im icc at C'ii\ Frud.o, MaN FI int'ii .i l'i .n tl e l ..,'i C -t e c,ill I.c: ih Hll : J..c-.,, at 212-,5''.5
12 beginning at 6:31 ipin. \ eiidJei-t o sp,'ii rc. iitece-.r..d i ii ii e.ent ..Uan also call the
Carrabelle, John Paul II, and \ucilla will join the Bi.hcat iLn the priou'. i: numbiher


+ l + '"
.
4+


A
I'
6

V.

~.


Lewis wins state jump



First EGHS state track champion


Lumpkin third in

400, 7th in 200; sets

new school record

Traci Lewis had a leap of 18-5 feet Saturday
giving her the gold medal in the girl's state long
jump finals in Jacksonville.
Lewis, a junior who also excels in basketball, out
leaped Scottesha Miller of Delray Beach to take the


title. Miller had a jump of 18-3.
It was not the best jump of the year for Lewis. She
had jumped 18-9 at the regional meet the week
before that carried her to state meet.
Lewis is the first state champion at East Gadsden.
Remond Lumpkin also scored points for East
Gadsden in the boy's portion of the state meet. The
senior finished third in the 400 meters with a time of
48.69 which broke a school record that Lumpkin
had set at the regional meet.
Battling cramps Lumpkin also finish 7th in the
state 200 meters. The senior had entered the 200
with one of the best times in the state.


'~' -..".~
.'~ ~";*..


- .-. -


. '1~


'.5
)
~


L2Li -.
'5.... ~'..- .5
1'~
.5.
4,
A.

tt --S.
- .. h
-~


Photo by Byron Spires
She's out! Cedricka Akins doesn't quite make it home in time.


WGHS relay team 3rd


+(


Photo by Byron Spires


Ponytail pitcher Davia Nelson slides one past a Chattahoochee player.

First ever

girls fastpitch

softball starts

The Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department Lady Dolphins 12 &
under girls fastpitch team, played
there first home game at Jackson
Heights Softball Field on
Thursday, April 27 against
Chattahoochee Softball Club.
The Lady Dolphins defeated
Chattahoochee (10 to 6) in an
exciting game. Davia Nelson
was the winning pitcher for the
Dolphins. Jasmine Bryant &
Cedricka Akins went 2 for 3 for
the Dolphins.
The next Dolphins game is ,'* i
scheduledfor Thursday, May 4th,
6:30pm versus Liberty Post at
Jackson Heights Softball Field.
Lady Dolphins Players: 15
Jasmine Bryant, Cedricka Akins,
32 Mary Jane Milam, Vontrice
Sipling, Jazzlyn Francis, 40
Davia Nelson, 25 Roseanna
Moore, August Bush, 36
Heneziah Jackson, 10 Ryann
Moore, 12 Andrea Zang, Kristina Shortstop Mary Jane Milam sn
Allen and 6 Montana Manley. against Chattahoochee.


A'


Photo by Byron Spires
aps one up in Monday's win


The West Gadsden relay team of Ronnie Jackson,
Jeremy Jackson, Ronterrious Mitchell, and Kelvin
Haywood finished third in the 4x100 at the state
Class A track meet in Jacksonville Friday.


Opp track hosts
Georgia series

The hottest late model stock car
touring series in the country is
getting ready to invade South
Alabama Speedway in Opp,
Alabama. The Georgia Asphalt
Series for Pro Late Model Stock
Cars heads to the 4/10th mile
oval, Saturday evening, May 20.
This will be the first ever visit
for the GAS Series to the state of
Alabama. The speedway is
located east of Opp on Hwy 52.
Qualifying for the Georgia
Asphalt Series Wiregrass 100
will begin at 6 p.m. with racing at
7. Local divisions will also
compete.
In the first 5 events of the 2006
season, the GAS Series has
averaged nearly 40 cars at each
event. The series has already held
events at Lanier National
Speedway in Braselton, Georgia,
Peach State Speedway in
Jefferson, Georgia, Anderson
Motor Speedway in Anderson,
South Carolina, Watermelon
Capital Speedway in 'Cordele,
Georgia and South Georgia.
Motorsports Park near Valdosta,
Georgia.


All four contestants are under class men. Haywood
and R. Jackson are juniors, J. Jackson is a
sophomore, and Mitchell is a 7th grader.


Sports briefs...


Recreation
Advisory Council
meeting set

The Recreation Advisory
Council meeting will be at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in the.
County Commission meeting
room at the Gadsden County
Government Complex, Jefferson
Street in Quincy.
Topics to be discussed are
master recreation plan, new
project identification, updates on
summer camps, and much more.
If possible, please RSVP for the
meeting by calling 627-6684.


Basketball
tournament in


Midway
Midway will


Player of the Week

East Gadsden High School

















Traci Lewis
Traci won the state class 2-A long
jump event in Jacksonville on
Saturday. Her leap of 18-5 gave
East Gadsden their first state cham-
pionship.

'PHOMAS TA LTES

1821 W. Jefferson St., Quincy
850-875-1776


be sponsoring a


basketball tournament on May 13
at 6:30 p.m. at the Eugene Lamb
Recreation Center in Midway.
Please come out and support the
children of Midway during this
exciting and positive event. The
Midway Bears versus the
Midway Stop.
The winning team of this
tournament will walk away with
a trophy and play against other
recreation centers from different
counties.
Please contact Coach Walker at
576-2391 between 5 and 7 p.m.
for further information.

Snatch hooking
nets arrest
On Saturday, April 22, Officers
Mike Fish and Curt Perry cited
two Georgia men for taking
freshwater fish by illegal method.
They were observed snatch
hooking fish at the Jim Woodruff
Dam.


Player of the Week

Robert F. Munroe


**~\
,t~l '~.4'


Cody Watson
Cody pitched a complete game
in Munroe's district semi-final
loss to Aucilla last Tuesday.


Grocery
Outlet
Store


Gadsden
Shopping
Center


h'g
'l."


v~.


...' .4 c


~~e5
'I .O-r


V-


IT"I


t








14 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


Photo by Byron Spires
Pat Thomas Insurance's Miller Joyner fires one in for a strike in the QPRD Pony League (13-14
year olds) game against Blountstown Monday afternoon. Pat Thomas won 17-0.


QPRD adult

softball


QPRD Adult Men and
Women's Softball League
games are played on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at the Bobby
Nealy Sports Complex begin-
ning at 7 pm.

Women's League
Standings:
Lady Hornets, (5-2), Lady
Panthers (3-4), Diamond Girls
(2-4).

Women's top hitters:
S. Hannah (Lady Panthers)
16AB, 11H, 687avg., L.
Lattimore (Lady Hornets)
29AB, 20H, 684avg., B. Luckett
(Lady Panthers) 19AB, 13H,
684avg., N. McMillian (Lady
Hornets) 28AB, 19H, 678avg.,
H. Scott (Lady Panthers) 19AB,
12H, 631avg.

Men's Division 1 league
standings:
Hardknocks (5-2), Heat (5-3),
Showtime (5-3), Just Some
Guys (3-4), Avengers (1-7).

Men's Division 1 top hit-
ters:


a', 5

I

"'V


.91


K. Stevens (Hardknocks) 19AB,
16H, 842avg., T. McNealy (Just
Some Guys) 41AB, 33H,
804avg., E. Robinson
(Avengers) 25AB, 20H,
800avg., V. Hill (Heat) 29AB,
23H, 793avg., K. Nealy
(Showtime) 28AB, 18H,
667avg.

Men's Division '2 league
standings:
Shiloh (8-0), Faith Heritage (4-
4), Bristol Youth Academy (2-
*5), First Baptist (2-5).

Men's Division 2 top hit-
ters:
B. Seymore (Shiloh) 38AB,
32H, 842avg., M. Park (Shiloh)
31AB, 23H, 838avg., W. Jordan
(Shiloh) 25AB, 18H, 720avg.,


T. Locke (Faith Heritage)
34AB,'24H, 705avg., C. Beach
(Shiloh) 38AB, 25H, 657avg.

QPRD co-ed
softball league
fonning
Register now for QPRD's Co-
ed Softball League. The regis-
tration fee per team is $250,
which is due by May 26.
The season will begin on May
30, 2'i," Visit the,Fer..!l..
Recreation Center at 122 N,_.il,
Graves Street to register or call
875-2255 for more information.


QPRD

youth

baseball

The community is invited
to come out and support
QPRD Youth Baseball
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday
evenings beginning at
6:30pm nightly at Conners
Field (behind the
Livestock Pavilion).

Majors League Top
Hitters:
Alex Gay (Reds) 4AB, 3H,
750avg., Chuck Beach
(Orioles) 6AB, 5H,
713avg., Dustin' Watson
(Reds) 6AB, 5H, 713avg.,
Javarious Jones (Yankees)
9AB, 6H, 667avg., Jarron
Reynolds (Yankees)
10AB, 5H, 500avg.

Majors League
Standings:
Reds (3-0), Orioles (2-'2),
Yankees (2-2), Dodgers
(0-4).

AAA League Standings:
Cardinals (3-1), Braves (2-
2), Redsox (2-2), Giants
(1-3).

Summer day camp
scheduled at
Quincy PRD
Registration for Quincy Parks
and Recreation Department's
annual Summer Day Camp will
begin on Monday, May 8 and
end on Friday, May 26. i
The camp, which is open to
youth 5 -12 years of age, will
run June 5- July 28, from-7:30
am 5:30 pm Monday through
Friday.
The weekly cost for the camp
is $40 (we accept Kids
Incorporated) and lunch is pro-
vided. There will be bi-weekly
Friday field trips at an addition-
al cost.
To register, please visit the
Ferolito Recreation Center at
122 N.nlth GiJi'. es Sueet or call
_-5- 1 1' l.. nluh1r' informa-.
tion. Week #1 leeiii.rsun fee
must be paid at time of registra-
tion


V


Action at the ballpark for Quincy Parks and
Department's youth baseball program.


Seminole


Ramlins

By Jack Wingate

To those who have fished Lake
Seminole in the past 2 weeks and
had trouble with falling water,
well we think we have the ensure.
The Gulf Coast Sturgeon has run
up the Appalachicola River in
droves.
This we
think has
caused
the river
to be <
lowered ,
almost --.,
continuly ..--
for 2 .
weeks.
The

Shellcracker Tournament held
out of Spring Creek Resort and
hosted by the Lake Seminole
Lions Club was won by Terrance
Bryant, her 25 fish weighed in at
11.1 lbs. The Big Fish weighed
in at 1.2 lbs. 2nd Place was Mr.
Green, 3rd went to TerrTy Bryant.
Some 70 to 80 boats fished.
Everyone had fun and the place
was busy.
A local young man, Justin Ball,
18 years old, fished a buddy
tournament on Lake Blackshear
and placed 6th andwon $350 to
take home. His father had him
fisher at 2 and now he's starting
his 2 year old daughter out with
minnows. That's the way to


Recreation


gitten started.
The B.F.L. Tournament held
out of Sneeds Landing was won
on the boater side by John
Kremer of Sanford, FL with 22.3
lbs. Alan Lamb of
Donalsonville, GA with 21.6 lbs.
got 2nd. Walt Starling of Live
Oak was 3rd with 17.5. Alan
Lamb had the Big Fish with an 8
lbs. Bass. The Co-Angler side
was won by Ben Broughton of
Day, FL with 15.15 lbs. Michael
Wiles of Perry, FL was 2nd with
13.10 lbs. Sean Creel of
Panama City was 3rd with 12.11
lbs. He had the Co-Angler Big
Fish with 7.8 lbs. All this took
place in very muddy water on the
Hooch and a high wind just a
gittin it.

Wingate's Fishing Report
April 30, 2006
Lake Surface Temp: 74
Lake Level: 1 ? ft. down
Chattahoochee: Real Muddy
Flint: Muddy along channel
Spring Creek: Near Clear
Fish Pond Drain: Clear
Report provided by: Jack
Wingate











Eddie Ditto from Recovery
and Gary Barton of Saraland, AL
with a nice catch of bass.


MainStreet Realty


Maryn' Anne Mathews
Realtor
850-508-5715
Ei'nail: insl; rlil.t"e t !)'illo .co inl


Only Alltel Wireless lets you call your friends for free

no matter what network they're on.


Affordable New Homes
now being built in Midway &
Tallahassee, 3 & 4 BR plans,
garage, brick, wood cabinets,
much more!
Let us finance it for you
and get $3,000 in
Closing Cost Assistance.
Call Mary Anne Mathews @
MainStreet Realty

508-5715


ta


Office: 850-877-4262
Fax: 850-877-8461
1820 Riggins Road, Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32308


El~AfLS


BEHAVE


AND SAVE.
Good Drivers Ge t DiiLcount I p I To .U'1'o .
I ll 1 11. I, nL.iI \ I i I- ', '.. hlL f i, lr 1- ',l
tli 1\ 111'.2 lHicL ,1 c I A.ll -..l\ t. \ ril I 1'.1 *,ilt H '.


Exclusively from Alltel
America's Largest Network
You choose who you call for free any number, any network.
Choose wireless, home or office numbers, anywhere in the U.S.
Get unlimited free calls to and from your Circle numbers.


come and get your love'"




ClLtel
wireless


Most
Advanced
RAZR


"I -" .i rebtet
ce agreement

GarneraaViaeo
Bluetooth"
Maim-am RAZR li v


al elcrc S cm 18 -alel


IN1JANCE~


I'I .I T fu i i-i.C L N1


lar n \ ,a,, r t i, an) a |I' ,i la 1 1 |i I "ar r ,i a 1 a, i 1 1 1 a* a .

r ,u rI nt ill .'n rly It n r I, ,lin
State F ar Mutual Aulh-tl il1 I*uns t Comp"" N otk (lt in NJ, StUtJI fo51, Iw f wI Co1,p n o NJ) 'J) loomitig n It


F Alltel Retari Storesj
Honar itZV,
uirar~y
No a0a.'-a

Taltlahassee
I, J Gfarygr
3 aalaadapC


IAuthorized Agentsl LqaIPaaaas & ama 1,aamaaaai Off," !le SO' "aHaatm,


Thomasville

Valtd sta

Shop at a Participating
WAL*MART
Business Sales
(850) 847-4130
Tallahassee.


Florida,
Ctawfardajille
9M 'liiiH
Madisonr

Petry


Quincy

Tallahassee

Plolk Ajn


orup,
Ba-q barS rdy


Blakely

Cairo


Proud SpolSOr Of:


Thoasville


'Am-


,,, i ,,i .1 upon inde. ... r .. .I ..... I .. *, I.... ea on of ei ch w iess ca i el without allowance lor
usto e t I I i .. .. .. ,, i ,, . .,i Circle: Avadablea to new and existing customers
n, ifOt 'Itf'lect r;aI 'illa 's; 59 q 'i : & u i he My Cnrcie applies to ten rnumbes per account, which must be shared ,ai *, e' r d plan Cat.tomer may not
d ijat, u 'ow va "!'!. ; I Q ,uwu li Ail riiibL, Cir,-ctofy AssisancLe or 900 numbers as any of the ten available number-s .11 *, fnd mr your plan' s ln area a De unitedd n mlbh1 s m st ',tst*
l., l l l, I dl i ]i!n.ie d th dli rellaon a f Alltel Phonoe Promotion. PPhone available at saIe price to nsew cusloet s & ehq'iK bl ex:sta clt.i;Stoimels R iui;fac. ata'dSn cf a
quiaalyinI ,All'l il aidCt Alitei to deteImlin a you awef cehlible Mal-in Rebate: Phone & applicable rebate available fto a limited time, .Vhle aupp.Is 'as:,. w ac,,'acn af'ia qu3iafy'ng Iate Consumer
SI i I ; Phne cainrnot be Ielturne d once mail-in debate certificate has been submnated Customer pa,/s dpphcable taas Seae iate a r e a' a deta iil$ Additional Information
...r, .1...... ic'ipij luT ja aliorns V ..,r ., I. ... I 1" .. 'I' .... i I d' 1 :. I & app moved handset iequa d S20 non-r efa nSiabl e activation fee Coe
ai ,,s .l S?00 'll to,- i. a Inn o m apply pel i ,, i ,,, Se, i vices ava lable at any Alltl stoi e o; altel com All product &
se'Vi '[', mat: S o uef iced i ', th n ensL", 'Idtie cames, t adeimarks & logos of their respective owners. Screen image is simulated ^Aiu


a'
.7'4

I.,,


.'


44

,~ ,~
Vs







The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 15


Photo by
Alice DuPont
William
Fugate,
director of the
Florida
Division of
Emergency
Management,
at the county's
senior -
leadership 2006
Emergency
Management
Briefing Friday -
morning at the
Pat Thomas
Law
Enforcement
Academy.



Making houses affordable:

Commissioners ask staff to look for ways

to make homeowners out of more people


Disaster

Continued from Page 12

to buy the flashlights and
batteries, to make sure they have
adequate canned goods and water
for their families for three days.
"Sure, we can provide the ice, but
people need to do some things for
themselves," he said.
He said the higher the level of
education and income, the more
prepared the citizens. "Lower
income people tend to be only 30
to 40 percent prepared. Where
you have poverty, you have very
low preparedness."
Fugate urged the local officials
attending the meeting to "take


time out as a community to come
together and figure out what you
will do in the next disaster."
While people who live in this
area feel that they have been
spared the ravages of hurricanes,
it is just a matter of time,
according to Fugate.
"In the late 1800s we (the Big
Bend) were hit regularly with
hurricanes. We may be the next
victims," he cautioned. In 2005,
which was not the worst
hurricane season, 76,000 housing
units were lost in Florida.
Many homes all across the state
still have the telltale blue tarps
covering roofs damaged by
hurricanes two years ago.
He told officials that they
should be prepared for the county


to be on its own for at least 72
hours. "You should be able to
stabilize yourselves. There are far
too many local governments that
haven't practiced to manage their
disasters."
With only a month left before
the start of the hurricane season,
Fugate said Gadsden County has
no time to spare.
Hurricanes are not the only.
disaster that may befall the
county. "There are fires,
tornadoes and don't forget you
are right here with Interstate 10,
U.S. 90, and CSX, and all
transport hazardous materials.
"Gadsden County, you have a
problem. With no hospital, how
are you going to (provide care
for) your people?" he asked.


Even the state's designated
'affordable housing' of
$140,000 out of reach for

many Gadsden families

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
With the price of houses skyrocketing out of the
reach of many Americans, the board of county
commissioners asked staff to look for ways to help
Gadsden countians buy homes that are affordable.
"The issues are statewide aned national. To put
people in affordable housing is the first thing you
think about when you talk about the quality of life,"
said Farnita Saunders, director of community
development for the county.
At a meeting scheduled for May 23 at 6 p.m.
citizens will get a chance to weigh in on what they
think the county should do in the area of affordable
housing.
The state says affordable housing starts at around
$140,000. But for many people that is out of reach,
even for two income families. The workshop will
address not only statistics but factors affecting
purchasing a home and ways to make homes more
affordable for citizehs.
Saunders said the county has experienced its share
of growth and more is expected. "This is
particularly the case as Gadsden County has become
the bedroom community to neighboring Leon
County. Many people are attracted to Gadsen
County because the cost to purchase or construct a
home may result in savings of approximately
$20,000 to $60,000 per home. This equates to a
savings in their mortgage payments of $120-$360
per month, $1,440 to $4,320 annually and $43,000


to $129,600 over the 30-year term of a conventional
mortgage," she said.
Added to that, Gadsden County has become more
attractive as people are willing to travel greater
distances to work.
According to Saunders, many barriers still exist
for low income families. "County staff continues to
seek ways to reduce some of the barriers to
homeownership," she said, adding "the most
challenging task is assisting potential homeowners
who have major credit issues or excessive debt
related to their income.
"Things have changed. There was a time when
people paid their mortgage or rent first, now people
pay their cell phone, car and cable bills first. Credit
cards and rent are the last thing they pay and that
significantly affects their credit when they try to
purchase a home."
While there have been programs for several years
in the county to help people buy homes, many do
not qualify because of past credit history or because
they are over extended.
Some of the areas county commissioners are
expected to explored include:
*Partnership Establishment/Consortium
*County Invested Financial Resources
*Density/Bonuses/Waiver Building Permit Fees
*County as its own developer
All of these and other issues will be on the table
for discussion at the May 23 meeting in the
commission meeting chamber on West Jefferson
Street, across from the Courthouse.
Got News?
We Do.
More news about Gadsden
County every week than any
other newspaper.
The Gadsden County Times


C


video internet phone





MAKE THE SWITCH



SA V E OVER $400!*


I.. I


.11 ';''.


T 19, ;


GET ALL THREE FOR JUST $29.95 A MONTH EACH FOR 6 MONTHS!*


Conne'1 :1 l-;I '2i"""i 'I CIS~C I 'r bestbrindled raes on Video, Internet
andPhone servit -: I ,,' .Lh li tl 01 h'IlSii ..111 ''11:-a I II N' [E I Plus




1-877-495-2225


M''WIIMEgOEMAND'


Mediaco-m)


Standard Installation is only $9.95t


Changing the




of Prostate Surgery


Introducing


da Vinci

l tu er i-, r1'etLUileied 1i (1 .1 \Oiur pit1 Ille
C.ill.ct'r LI'U 11.1) bt .1 C:uaId.Ild iC[ a IICnew
less i'.na i\ p ,qproI.'ich it .ildical
prosratectom i' called the da inci'"
Proitnarectin. And Iill.li_"dsee Mernlinal i. ilic
lirst .I nd oinle I'.1c lhll, inl Ithci eeior. to offer
ihi, .ii,.-in_' technological advancement.

F o r in f l p ,i i[ ,I I < i, l I 'i n 'i i .I
Prostatectomy ofi'er ub si.i.illy less
pain and a much shorter recovery.
Recent studies suggest that da I ~In'P"'
Pr 'o i "l ill'' ni also ,I l I-IlpOI-\.t C i t i
cancer control and a lower incidence of
impotence and urinary incontinence.'



I .- ,









T77he innovative' da nci' Prostatectomy leverage the
latest in precision roboticv to ,, i.inc,,, P rincease
sclgical accuIracI ,; ,,'iHi, in ,.. '. .', dc re,' ced recovery
periods, and minimized side-effects.


do~~~~~~~~/( le""P'eort/npt least ilclc'a',ic 'aet/1od
of sigccycal /f/V'tate Ccacei rt/iva/lfnet. This diagram
i/h, st/Sales 1t'le.*, :. --hcbticec'a Ifiolhtjonad
p/'uslul/eic)/rcc tincis'ions/c. and tic,' s~ica'cilc /c
,Scoa'' /Ic r 0c m cci '/n prormcncd dl hi' otawi.-


*Promotional ofier expires 5131/10and is available only to qualified new esidennlialaccounts,. '..: *.' .

'h C "" "',,A: ,
Sf" i' '' : ", -, ,.X "- "
: ,: V' ..; S s,',,, ~ i *f '."
'.5 .''.:''f". '' s Q^ I'55; 5 5r ";2 U ':.F","A':,p ": "!, L,"):1" > "iU : ? i7l 'i,, d '' t :,:'' ;.1;<'qZv,' .t,,L =
U, r ',g';' 5)?j jr,";, ).72";:! 1 ;.i ~ j k' );/. '; :;(< '' :,.:" W)":2 :.[.i i.l' ;:,,':" 0 r 55 ''.S>Y 2"?";, ]q "[ "
/ r ,,:;, ,< r3 ,> IU .55 ;, 5q2 J > :;4 <; q :~ri,2, "? ;, '%,t 2 l '1 ," i '' I,,,,% :) I )te !r~!,C:k "'


Are you a candidate for the latest treatment option for prostate cancer?
Call us at 850-431-CARE (2273), or visit our web site, % \'% ins ii .:ru for more information.


JL
"-f

Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare


* R'irey'ed'ys tudyies'55an,cciyable' cpon request P 1)1 /iDt'l (id /- 0







16 The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006


Hospital


Continued from Page 1
essentially given them what they
needed to operate the facility,"
Dixon said.
Hopes are that the old emergency
room can be opened to care for
patients now going to Tallahassee
emergency rooms.
"Once TMH has made an
assessment, the entire proposal will
be based on their findings. The
hospital board will review the plan
and make a recommendation to the
board of county commissioners,"
Brown said.
Visiting the hospital Tuesday


were Rob Moss, executive director
for medical outreach for TMH,
Corey Fleming, administrative
resident at TMH, Lynn Maxwell,
assistant administrator for medical
outreach at TMH, and Dana
O'Connnor, Quincy's TMH facility
office manager.

Quincyfest
Continued from Page 1
This is the lineup:
Noon to 1 p.m.-Brent Wellman
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.-Cat in the
House
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.-Jamie Eubanks
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.-Johnnie
. Marshall


* 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.-Albert
Castiglia
The kids haven't been left out. An
expanded Kids Alley has been
arranged by the Gadsden Arts
Center where children and their
parents can participate in hands-on
art activities for all ages. The art
activities are also free.
Come early, and bring a lawn
chair or blanket. No pets please.

NUMBERS
8 '0/ of all
30 IO Floridians
look at classified ads
when buying a home!


Photo by Alice DuPont
Tricia Collins, the new director at the Gadsden Arts Center, says she feels right at home here.


An advocate for art

New GAC director leaves 'big city' behind


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
She has traveled extensively, has been a curator of
art in New York, Italy and France, she owned a
gallery near Soho in New York City, she was once
appointed senior art critic at Yale University where
she also taught art criticism.
Meet Tricia Collins.
The woman with so much expertise and so much
to offer has been named the new Director of the
Gadsden Art Center. Her first day on the job was
Monday, May 1.
Here Collins feels she has found herself another
niche, this time as an advocate for art, the same as
she was at her own gallery.
"I'm excited about being here. The programs are
already set. I feel the center belongs to the
community and I'm just a steward. I want to be the
very best steward I can," she said.
"The emphasis for the near future will be
communicating to let people know what we have
here and what the center has to offer. Plans are to
continue the outreach programs that take art to the
schools.
"Art is so important. It's about teaching people,
especially the children, that they are their own best


resources. There is so much inside of each of us,"
she said.
Collins said she feels right at home in the
community and at the center. "Years ago, Mary Ann
Thomas, (wife of the late Sen. Pat Thomas) told me
about a great little gallery in Quincy," she said.
Collins' mother-in-law was a cousin to the late
senator, and Collins has cousins in the
Chattahoochee area. She has been friends with
Harold Knowles (Gretna's city attorney) and his
wife, Ann, for many years.
"I never thought about it. Suddenly, I find that I
have so many old friends and connections here," she
said.
Five years ago Collins left New York and moved
back to Tallahassee. "I found that I really missed
nature. It just seemed like it was time to go home,"
she said. Soon after she moved the greatest tragedy
in the nation struck New York, 9-11.
"A friend of mine called when it was happening.
He could see the planes," she said, adding, "my
gallery was on Grand Street not too far from the the
towers."
Collins says, she feels at home at the center and in
Quincy. "I'm at ease and eager to get in touch with
friends and for them to be part of what we're doing
here."


Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.


* Thin dense pine stands.
* Control understory
plant competition.
* Minimize tree wounds
during harvests.


PREVENT

S)!B


" Use prescribed fire.
* Harvest low-vigor
stands and replant.
* Plant species right
for the soil and site.


A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.


At''e toh-pg6'e, 1,w t' -edlard-


TIME


IS


RUNNING


OUT


to enroll in Medicare Part D!


MIVIAY 15th is YOUR LAST DAY
to get your Medicare Part D
i \prescription drug coverage in 2006.

Yes, it's true it's the date set by the
Federal Government.

Some exceptions may apply.

SJoin i us for a free seminar and find out how
1' Hnumana's Prescription Drug Plans have saved
its 1.7 million members over $1 billion dollars*

\ in the first three months of 2006.

You'll also learn how you can insure yourself against unexpected pharmacy expenses. Begin saving today!

QUINCY
Carriage Factory Restaurant
104 East Washington Street
Wednesday, May 10th
11:00 a.m.


Let's talk. Call today for more information, reservations, or for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings:


1-800-833-2717


TDD 1-877-833-4486


Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time


MedicareR
Prescription Drug Coverage ,


HUMANA.
Medicare Group health Individual health Dental and Life


A Medicare approved Prescription Drug Plan available to anyone entitled to Part A and/or enrolled in Part B of Medicare through age or disability who continues to pay Medicare applicable
premiums. Copayments, service area, and benefit limitations may apply. A sales representative will be present with information and applications.*Figure calculated based on estimated cash
price less member responsible amount for the period beginning 1/01/06 and ending 3/31/06.


S5884 GH 19780 I/AL Ub/Ub


60/50L AT


r,


S5884G H-1 9780







The Gadsden County Times i- 13


) ~;. ~


-~


I


....$9_
_L ..-


or"' '
**~m


11
.f3,*


Photo by Aiice .

Ice cream with the c>:-.
Gadsden County government ended its celebration of oNi,3n1
County Government Week with a free Ice Cream Socii; 'or hce
public. The two-hour event was held on the Courthouse Sqr.re
last Friday afternoon. Devin Brown, 9, and his 3-year-old bro:thK .
Matthew, had a chance to mix and match as many a: ai '
pleased with a little help. Nearly 200 people shnoed up ;' I.
first-time event. Plans are already in the works for a hg
celebration. In addition to the Ice Cream Social, th, c-m'a:
dedicated two parks, and an EMS substation last week as parnrt '
the celebration. Displays were set up all week throughoi thfl
county government complex on Jefferson Street.


'3 .~:''

I. .. I 3..

.3' ~i
'I
.1


'I I


I. If

I, I


Scholarship program to honor Williams


You are cordially invited to a
scholarship program, in honor of
Mrs. Willie Ruth Williams on
Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
The program will be held at First
Elizabeth Missionary Baptist
Church, located at 1030 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Quincy,
Florida.
Mrs. Williams worked 35.5
years in the educational system of
Gadsden County with a desire to
motivate every boy and girl in the
Gadsden District to become
his/her best in educational
achievements. This award will
be given, to a graduating senior
who intends to pursue a career as
a mathematic teacher or teach in
other related fields.
Dr. Osiefield Anderson from
Florida A & M University will be
the speaker. Dr. Anderson served
as professor of Mathematics for
more than four decades at FAMU
and holds the distinction of
Professor of Emeritus,
Department of Mathematics and
presently teaches part-time.
We welcome you to come and
be a part of this glorious occasion


and you can make a contribution
to the scholarship fund at any
Capital City Bank. location. We
thank you for helping us keep her


flame blazing. Should you have
any questions, please contact
Jacquelyn Williams Brown at
(850) 386-6567


on 1'IIr 1 liiniii' riArri




ize that even before ... .. i I "
to be a part of on .i .. .
always an import..,,' Hi
plan. He allowed ,i i. ,
o your gifts and b .. .. ...... '
to others. Your I.'! .'..,..
beyond the few ye.." '
-q, earth. You were mc .. ,
1 n. and we will forever .'...,
' burning in our h..' '
n Rmind. iint

.'t- John Albert, Jatlut, "\\.II" lohn. Ri,hald & aItil ud


Printing


627-7649


CAPITAL I,' i
MEDICAL CENTER

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


Internal Medicine

of TALLAHASSEE










Shahrzad Grey, M.D.,
internal Medicine


Internal Medicine of Tcilahascs
provides the following:







S' Hours


.3


33 I.


High-Speed DSL


Total Talk Smart Pack


DISH Networ


I i~liri:t. I.. ~iI


.111' I II.~ I Iii. I I I 'I'


$29.95.mo. for 1 5Mb DSL


S39 95. mo For 3Mb DSl-


LA i -*rin9 -Ofe IN


With 200 Long Distance
mins. $35.95/mo.!


Unlimited Long Distance
$45.95,'mo.!


S34.99. nmo. for 10D coocac i

PILJS! Save canOT11o2I K5
wvhen you [I;;,;,Tr,1 l I::


What are you waiting for? Save BIG with our bundles today!


1-888-CALL-TDS Ext. 166


buridle.tdstelecom.com


Tf r 33.3 w, si n.jr'. i yetr TotarlTalkrSmart Packfi3 3333.! 33 '33313,1 1.1. 333 only3and rof3 '.131a 33 r lfern3 ,oo33acS3r-ri33I3".0i1n. .3,' I I 3 ,io ,oi 3. I .. f1 13,1"3 )
3333 J ''333 3.3 1 li. of.'.o Uil ~i3i ~ I 3~33I33l l~r3301333e'vihnem3.'.A13dp13r a. U s prilm;Cas rafe' outft II,333l33 3 .,3 1In. aft' areas 3
Ace C I -A, Ado.fr jef3 l fairii II mv. iind '33,313 US V333330.33focal .3c3i, itFtap. bcltu -rir s i 3 tlh measumd .13~rprans, se ofCalle ID 5r'3f33333, i,s, a ph3331231C 333'33 t3 1 -) : ,Ofi 3, 3 'wnu'' -'s ,o
33333 wd I w 3 c "v3'A3 IC 333 .SI ]I1 I S.33333 in33 afi 33 3.,3.,..ii33 Saipan. 31 3, Ordm r.riom V, ''I3o,, 3o T3S 3i3',33 331 3' t3 or3333,.. 13,"IIf dIt,
U. 33(3 i i ~ r. ii iri 0 I~3 iii 3', r~r3 333~1~ (ff 3'j.31,3115i ur'r3,v r~ 'r~r.1 or' n c'~i US irl''0ophr-.J333. ho icj33I, 1it.3d, qt i ii ,,,I33 3 33 3
.f~i, .1 yr1'~.vi '120331 3333,33i33333313,3( 03 [Iij31o~3r i/i R" -,,d king.3. i.33313 plSanN provk )id,r'rrl3rraw Inlfof, rlr .3 .rIs,1^1 1.1. 33 .. '
I3333..3'1HI 'If Oilo3 I 3 A.33 p 3 ,3, 3 o.33 33,'13 /. 3333 3 3333 ,.. or 3r3.J.3333333 113'i 3cd pr333l us ,ii ('SirLong333 3 3333 ,33m y r,33333 333.3 3333 3333 33 i 3.. 1Uh, .3 33,l I O .33 1
(3 33 30 31 3 II r i31 'r"a;' cra3r.: r:IA of 3 fvafA 33.031 'uriv,... i)f11 d(lrc'otalD Lurt,110 01 y anrrsird frq irno5i localI DS 33leolrrrdphorc ine 13,3.33 .3rooD rr "T, iAr', v1o-i I 33, 33 .3,r33 '. 3 11' ~ "ij t,r d Dl'
3333it 33 1 13 ,,3i,,1,A 2nI ,,,33 n 3i33I ,,I v 13,i.03311, 33'4M 3 ,t1.3I'.3I F, I( n i'n ; 9y l o. r i~wIl f (('i f %q33 II p lyr1. DISH otworkt Offe3ur 313ds 33j13I i.33. 3an jd 31is 33 In7333r3 331 3 33333 333 3'1 3 .''."3f3,3t i 't d' i-x3 fl` 0 '3 1 1,1 If
J3a ut1th 1,-,333 I I l3Io, ,i1 35'3(a3 3 A31 o" '3 i r[3 y' ,(A3 3, 1, ii t '3331ca 33I33,2 I I 133n w i 33on ,3 f osi ndpoqIa'- )11q a e iAiryA;I ;SIi.Aet o Lp-og.3 iniIn ;,and1r C ',,13 ?t ;11C 1 1 -


.1'~
3'-. -


I i~3' I' ii:


.1'* ''~*
3~11.. I


"i! 7







18 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


I:' A


Workforce Plus offers help in processing


Immigrants

Continued from Page 1

for only about one-third of the
undocumented workers in this country.
The need for outside workers started in
the middle to late 1970s after tobacco
ended and tomatoes slowly became
Gadsden County's new cash crop. Picking
tomatoes is very physical-labor intense.
The amount of work, the number of acres
and the short picking season soon
overwhelmed local workers and the need.
for outside help became apparent.
In those early days, especially during the
1980s and 1990s, large crews of immigrant
workers would swarm the county during
the spring and fall tomato harvesting
seasons. They were a part of a vast
network of immigrant workers who were
crisscrossing the country following the
harvest times. They would start in the
early spring picking tomatoes in south
Florida and then here. Then move to the
apple and tomatoes of the mid-Atlantic
States and northern states and then start the
season over again in the fall here.
Gadsden County's harvest times fell in
the gap between south Florida and some of
our more northern states' harvest times.
Once the time slot was found the rest was
history.
The size of the crops has varied over the
years. At one time there were 4,000 to
5,000 acres of tomatoes grown in the area.
Now that number has dwindled to about
2000 acres between Gadsden County and
several south Georgia counties. That
acreage has stayed close to the same for
the last several years.
Will Maxwell of Maxwell and Suber
Farms is a director for the Gadsden
Tomato Growers Association and said that
the drop was due to several factors.
Maxwell said that competition, labor cost
and labor shortages have played large roles
in the declining number of acres farmers
are willing to grow.
However, the financial impact of the
tomato industry still is a major factor in
the county's economy.
Maxwell said that an average worker in
the fields makes about $10 an hour.
Although the workers are paid by the
piece, by law they must be guaranteed
minimum wage. On the other end of the
spectrum, Maxwell said that it is not
uncommon for some workers to top the


791


~:~* L


f '


Photo by Byron Spires

applicants for local jobs.

$14 an hour range.
There will be an estimated 2000 workers
in the fields and the packinghouses during
the three-week season. That is somewhere
in the neighborhood of $2.5 million in
payroll. Maxwell is quick to point out that
those workers buy gas, food and pay sales
tax on their purchases right here in
Gadsden County.
Immigrant workers and undocumented
workers have become synonymous for
most people. The fact remains that it is
difficult in today's climate and laws to
distinguish the two. To understand the
problem you need to see what the farmers
are doing to stay out of trouble.
Another misnomer, Maxwell said, was
that these people are paid in cash and are
not documented.
Many things have changed since the
early days of tomato picking in Gadsden
County. Now each person that works must
provide documentation. Maxwell said that
each employee receives a check and that
tax, including Social security and
Medicaid are taken out of each persons
pay. The company also must match their
social security contribution as well.
The best way Maxwell and others who
use foreign labor have found to do that is
to use a local state agency.
WorkForce Plus helps local farmers with
their hiring needs, just as they do anyone
who is looking for employees.
According to Lynda Burke of WorkForce
Plus, the procedure is exactly the same for
everyone. They receive an order for
employees and process the potential
employee for the farmers.
Like any application for employment,
now you must fill out a federal 1-9 form.
That form requires two types of
identification; one must be a picture ID
like a drivers license.
For non-US citizens they must have a
"Green Card."
As an added note it is considered
discrimination to single someone out as an
illegal immigrant if they provide the
correct documentation. However, if the
documentation appears fake, they can be
turned down.
Once they are processed and approved,
the farmers decide if they will hire the
individual.
Graves Williams, who operates the
Quincy Tomato Packing house, is also a
grower who uses WorkForce Plus.
Williams said that WorkForce Plus did
an outstanding job of screening the
potential employees and made their job of


hiring much easier.
"We do everything in our power to do it
correctly," Williams said.
The importance of outside labor became
apparent last year, Maxwell said, when a
labor shortage left the farmers unable to
pick all of their crops. The cost to the
county can only be guessed at, but a close
estimate would be about a $500,000 in
payroll.
"I don't think people understand the
impact immigrant labor has on this
country," Williams said.
Tomatoes are only part of the financial
impact immigration has on Gadsden
County.
It was the tomatoes that brought
immigrants to Gadsden County, but it is
local work that has kept many here over
the years.
One industry, the growing plant nursery
business in Gadsden County, relies heavily
on immigrant workers.
The nursery industry pumps an estimated
$10 million in salaries into the Gadsden
County economy.
George Hackney of Hackney Nursery is
on the front line of the issue and has
worked over the years to help stamp out
some new laws.
Hackney was in Washington on
September 11, 2001 working the US
Senate on immigration reform. The
events of that day changed the entire
playing field of immigration.
At the time Hackney was lobbying for a
"Guest Worker Program" that would, over
a six year period of time, allow
undocumented workers to earn their
citizenship. This included learning
English.
Ted Kennedy and Larry Craig had
presented the senate bill that Hackney
supported. It was shelved then and parts of
the bill are starting to show up in some of
the new legislation now before congress.
Hackney understands the need for


immigrant labor. His operation relies A
heavily on Hispanic workers. Like .i T
Maxwell and Williams, he uses Workforce Continued from Page 1.
Plus to ensure he is doing all the right *Franklin County reading: 73.
things when hiring help. percent in 2006, up from 69 percent,
He will tell you that although the in 2005; math scores: 68 percent,:
public's perception is that immigrant labor up from 57 percent in 2005.
is "cheap", their idea is wrong. In today's *Jefferson County reading: 63
climate each worker must be paid at least percent in 2006, up from 53 percent
minimum wage. Hackney takes it a step in 2005; math scores: 55 percent in'
further and starts his employees out at 2006, up from 40 percent in 2005..
$6.50 and hour with raises as they move *Leon County reading: 79 percent:
up in capability. in 2006, up from 73 percent in
He also offers a benefits package, as do 2005; math: 80 percent in 2006, up
many of the other nurseries in Gadsden from 77 percent in 2005.
County. *Liberty County reading: 85'
Today Gadsden County has about 2700 percent in 2006, up from 68 percent
Hispanic residents according to the latest in 2005; math: 85 percent in 2006;:
US Census information. That number ip from 76 percent in 2005.
is continuing to grow at the rate of about a *Wakulla County reading: 86'
hundred or so a year. The need for a labor precent in 2006, up from 79 percent:
force is one of the driving factors behind in 2005; math: 82 percent in 2006,'
the Hispanic growth in Gadsden County. same in 2005.
Not only is the Hispanic population *Statewide reading: 75 percent in:
filling the need for labor in agriculture 2006, up from 67 percent in 2005;:
locally, Hispanics are also working in math scores: 72 percent in 2006, up:
factories, the thriving construction from 68 percent in 2005.
industry, restaurants, banks, for the state According to the press release,;
and a host of other positions, each year a portion of the FCAT,
There is no way to determine the exact includes a nationally published test
impact of undocumented workers on known as the norm referenced test:
Gadsden County, primarily because it is (NRT). This is used to measure:
nearly impossible to determine the actual how Florida students are:
number of illegal workers here. Some performing compared to students:
estimates range as high as 7000. nationally. The Stanford 10 is the:
But one employer said, "People don't nationally NRT used by Florida. It
understand who does all this (manual serves as an external validation of
labor) work in our country." learning measured by the FCAT.
Next week we will look at what the This year, stated the release, the
average person thinks about the illegal reading national percentile rank
immigrants and some of their ideas. In increased from the 38th percentile
addition there is a poll question on the to the 47th. "This means that, on
Gadsden County Times website, average, third graders scored better
gadcotimes.com, about the issue. Please than 47 percent of the national
vote and we will publish the results next comparison sample. In
week. mathematics, the national percentile
rank increased from the 49th
percentile to the 51st for. Gadsden
County students. On average,third
graders in Gadsden County scored
better than 51%. of the national
comparison sample."
The results of the FCAT for
juniors and seniors retaking the test
were also released. "... juniors and
S:y seniors that need to pass the 10th
"- 4-.- "^ grade FCAT to graduate were not
Sas promising throughout the state or
.- in Gadsden County. Of the seniors
:- assessed, (retaking the test) only 4
S"percent passed the reading and 11
percent passed the mathematics
S.. portion," the release stated.
S' ,- ..''' The public information office was
.; unable to provide the actual number.
-'" '-".. .4..*** .- of local students retaking the test by
-press time. Students need to score a
300 or better to graduate from high
A school.
... "Here's how other counties in the
'." region fared on the retake: in
S Franklin County 10 percent passed;
in Jefferson County, 14 percent
,. passed; in Leon County 15 percent
V passede; and in Wakulla County, 17
.,percent passed.
m For more information on 2006
..." FCAT scores of third graders who
.need to pass to be promoted and
12th graders retaking the test to
1 I graduate from high school, go to
http://fcat.fldoe.org/
As of Wednesday, parents of third
and 12th graders can check their
child's FCAT scores at
www.fcatparentnewtork.com.

j!Planning

', .. Continued from Page 1

lnn, mmiion," Gnus


Photo by Byron Spires

Nursery workers generate an estimated $10 million in payroll in Gadsden County.


Artists bring Florida home to Gadsden Arts Center


The Gadsden Arts Center is proud to
announce a major exhibition entitled
Landscape with a Spider, featuring well-
known Florida artists Sean Sexton and
Jacquie Fort.
Show dates are May 12 through July 1.
The title, Landscape with a Spider, refers '
to Sexton's large, dramatic landscape
paintings depicting life on a ranch and t
Fort's intricately woven fiber art objects ii
reminiscent of a spider's web.
They document nature in all its variety ,
and nuance and convey the heart and soul
of why Florida's natural environment has
inspired visitors for hundreds of years.
Sean Sexton has two passions cattle
ranching and painting. As a third
generation cattle rancher, Sexton spends '
his days working the 600 acre ranch and
filling hundreds of sketch books with
scenes of everyday life. .
His large representational paintings
capture scenes of a rapidly disappearing
Florida Cracker's way of life.
Jacquie Fort is a fiber artist who weaves I
natural fibers, reeds, found objects and
collage into her sculptural vessels, baskets Se
and tapestries.

Buckle up in Your Truck,
Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee mayor Pete Whiddon signed the
proclamation joining other law enforcement
agency throughout the state for the "Buckle up
in your Truck," campaign April 30 through
May 13. The Florida State Hospital joined the
city for the campaign with hospital administra-
tors on hand for the signing of the proclamation,
Pictured are hospital administrator Diane
James, assistant administrator John Cameron,
mayor Whiddon and Chattahoochee police offi-
cer Jim Hamilton.


Jacquie utilizes natural Florida materials
in her innovative designs. Her works bring
a Florida native traditional craft into
contemporary art form.
Landscape with a Spider is -sponsored by
AKA Investigations and Information
Specialists. Please join us for a reception
welcoming our new Executive Director,
Tricia Collins, on May 12 from 7PM to
9PM.


Jacque
Fort
utilizes
natural
Florida
materials
in her
designs.


an Sexton's work reflects his passion forf ranching and a disappearing landscape.


No sales tax on

hurricane related items
Governor Jeb Bush has signed legislation authorizing
Florida's second annual 12-day sales tax holiday for
hurricane preparedness.
Coinciding with National Hurricane Preparedness
Week, the tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 21 and
ends on the first day of the 2006 Hurricane Season,
June 1 -just 35 days away.
The 12-day holiday will save Floridians an estimated
$41 million. Under the legislation, no state or local
sales tax will be collected on hurricane preparedness
items.


planning commission," Ganus
said.
As a compromise, commission
chairman Ed Dixon asked Ganus if
the P & Z Commission could
workshop the problem during the
commission's next regular meeting
on May 11. The proposed plan'
could create two new land use
classifications: mixed use and high.
density residential.
Commissioner Brenda Holt noted
that the changes are needed before
developers come to the county, and
if nothing is in place to answer their
requests the county could be at a
disadvantage.
Commissioner Eugene Lamb said
the BoCC should give the P & Z
more time to look into the proposed
changes. "I feel that since we
appointed the P & Z it's fair to let
them go back and look at this. I'm.
not in any hurry, this is something
of great magnitude. We need to let
them go back and do the'job we
appointed them to do," he said.
Commissioner Sterling Watson
agreed.
"What's the hurry?" he asked.
"We're making individuals wait, I
don't see why we can't make
developers wait."
"Right now, we're standing still
and that's not a good place to be,"
Holt said.
McCord said the proposals could
be transmitted to DCA now and
workshopped later.
In other matters, commissioners
approved the following sites after
public hearings Tuesday night:
*River Oak Plantation Comp Plan
Amendment
*Conceptual plat approval for
Rolling Hills Paradise Subdivision
*Conceptual plat approval for
Whispering Pines Subdivision
*Preliminary plat approval for
Carmen Maria Phase I Subdivision
*Preliminary plat approval for
Shade Farm Subdivision
*Preliminary plat approval for
The Grove Subdivision





The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006 19


television show, Sanford and
Son, Carmen reminded the
seniors that, "There might be
snow on the roof, but there is fire
in the furnace." The "snow," the
seniors' pretty silver hair,
symbolizes beauty and wisdom.
Carmen concluded with, "Your
contribution, wisdom, and life
still count for something."
Minister Kelvin Price gave.
congratulatory remarks and
presented her with a bouquet of
red roses.


In other recognition, Brenda
Bethea, along with other board
members of the New Hope Life
Center, Inc., presented a plaque
to Terry Charleston, CEO, for his
insight, charisma, and influence
in organizing the Life Center.
Katrine McSwain, program
chairperson, presented certificates
of recognition to program
participants and special guests for
their support. The pastor, Rev.
Eddie York, gave the final
remarks.


Advertise where
you will reach over
12,000 Gadsden
County residents...
Tbe ab~ben
County Tims...
Gadsden County's
most read
newspaper!


inventory Reduction Sale
Prices Slashed to the Bone!
Over 100 vehicles in stock!


Even
* ONCE WE MAKE


Rev. Eddie York poses with Katie Baker (above). Carmen Cummings speaking at the Senior
Citizens' Banquet (below)


Carmen Cummings
speaks at senior
citizens' banquet
New Hope Life Center, Inc. sponsored its third
annual Valentine affair, "A Red and White
Banquet" on Friday, February 3 at the Simon Scott
Senior Citizen Center. This affair was planned
exclusively as an inspiration and appreciation to
senior citizens for their life-long contributions to
Gadsden County.
Presiding was Rev. Dr. Carolyn Brooks; the' Shuler
sisters of Havana provided musical entertainment.
Other program participants included the Rev.
Nathaniel Trumpet, moderator of the Pine Bloom
MB Association, Shalonda Sokson, and Daisy Bush.
Special greetings were presented by some of
Gadsden County's most prestigious leaders,
respectfully, Willie Earl Banks, Chief Gerald
McSwain, Commissioner Brenda Holt and Sheriff
Morris Young.
The highlight of the evening was Carmen
Cummings-Martin, former WCTV Eye Witness
* News reporter. After the introduction by Patricia
Stokes, Carmen greeted an eagerly awaiting
J audience, adorned in red and white, with a musical
selection of "Look Where He Brought Me From."
* Using a familiar phrase from a childhood favorite


*CAPTURED**i

7I












Derrick D. Elias


i Thanks to informed and


concerned people, Derrick Elias

will be returned to the Guincy

City Commission for

I O three more years.

On behalf of myself and my family, I

thank all of you who supported the I

TsI Derrick D. Elias campaign. i


This Is a paid political advertisement. Paid for and approved by Derrick D. Elias, for Quincy City Commission, District III


A DEAL, WELL PAY OFT
YOUR TRADE NO MATTER
- OWIP aUCWV YOU OWni? IhJE!


"~No et'tE4lit


SLPW AV1 %.din X 1U U lWZ*$a-v ill.ousands 011o
*Negative Equity applied to new loan balance quality pr). O ned voi thi(s.
*'qimh pri-o M" vehidb
Bu4Y HRe- PAy Hene! 4G


'Q1_ MiJts,. hi Montgro
AC, AT. SPORTY
LOW DOWN PYMTS


q~rnc


'01 Chevrolet Silverado
2500 3/4 TON.
LONG WHEEL BASE


The Best Name in Used Cars...

? Bst B Autos
1414 Dothan Road Bainbridge, GA 39817
o 246-9000
Toll Free-1-888-873-3991
"A f. L-Lin suject t3 cur liberal edit iL -".maiasts. -. i: ---_ i : u L/. All fian- ard
lesi diiutm are suebjet : r-id-'r feda3. atbAitzatir. *istantial o D -MPan-it nay .ae ze irArd.
*r-S iN: approved for scnU amount.



GADSDEN COUNTY


- mim


SO VOMS O
i I I I m I m I I m I i i I u


[Jobs.Opportunities. Business. Success.]

2006 Gadsden County J.O.B.S. Fair
Engelhard and Workforce Plus will be hosting the
2006 Gadsden County Job Fair on Tuesday, May 16 from
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James A. Shanks Middle School
located at 1400 West King Street.
Employers, door prizes and valuable workshops will be
available to assist local job seekers.
Be sure to dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.
Presented by:
ENGMELHonoRD

Additional Sponsors:


education tuairmn s
(omcast


CORRECTONS CORPORAION OFAERCA
GADSDEN COUNTY
FLORIDA


Chamber of Commerce
SIm m m m m m m I *


For more information, call (850) 875-4040 or
visit www.wfplus.org.


WORKFORCE





20 Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


alwvvays



$S


We sell all of our cars at
a discount so you don't
need a down payment!
Interest Rates

as low as 4.95%


Y 2005

Ford

Taurus
Low Miles! Like New!


Per Month
$0 Down / 60 Mos. / WAC


Dear Gadsden, Liberty & Calhoun
County Residents,
Three years ago I obtained my Florida
Dealer's License due to the frustration of
shopping for a used car. The following
three things made car shopping a big
headache for me:
*Haggling for the best price
*Having to come up with $2000 to $3000
for a down payment, taxes, title and tag


*Paying someone a $5000 $6000 profit
on a $10,000 automobile.
Here's what we've done at Direct
Automotive Wholesale:
*All vehicles are priced at the "Loan
Value", which is the price credit unions and
banks will loan you on this vehicle.
*We require NO DOWN PAYMENT on any
of our vehicles. We can even help with your
taxes and tag most of the time.


0 Down '03 Dodge Ram 250 SLT 0 Down '04 Saturn Ion 4 dr
*385/mo Quad, 4X4, Heavy Duty! $230/mo Very low miles, Great gas!


0 Down '01 Honda Civic EX
$230/mo 4 Door. Low Miles!


*At LOAN VALUE, we make a small profit
and you get a great deal!
The best Part is we have family on the
lot, NOT HIGH PRESSURE SALES PEOPLE.
If you don't see the car of your dreams in
this ad, call us. We'll get you pre-approved,
tell you what it will cost and buy it for you.
We appreciate your supporting us. Come
by or call.


0 Down '01 Chrysler Sebring LXi
$251/mo Convertible, Loaded!


0 Down '04 Dodge Intrepid
$192/mo Great Color! Like New!


0 Down '01 Nissan Frontier XE 0 Down '03 Mercury Sable
$191 /mo V6, Extended Cab! $1 91/mo Great Family Car!


0 Down
$326/mo


'01 Cadillac deVille
Low Miles!


0 Down '98 Dodge Dakota
$153/mo Extended Cab! Nice!


0 Down
$398/mo


'01 BMW 525i
Leather! Sunroof! Loaded!


0 Down '99 Honda Accord EX 0 Down '99 Cadillac Escalade
$211 /mo V6, Leather, Sunroof! $240/mo Leather! Only 36 mos pmt!


0 Down '99 GMC Suburban
$234/mo 89K miles, 3rd seat!


0 Down '04 Dodge Neon
$191/mo GREAT Gas Mileage!


0 Down '02 Town & Country 0 Down '99 Mercedes E320
$273/mo Leather, CD, PDL $365/mo 45,000 Miles! Like New!


0 Down '01 Honda Odyssey
$210/mo The family-friendly Honda!


0 Down
$288/mo


'02 Pontiac Bonneville
Leather, Sunroof!


0 Down '99 Toyota Camry
$1 98/mo Solara Leather, Sunroof


0 Down '00 Toyota Tacoma
$1 72/mo 4 cyl-Great Gas Mileage!


direct Auton ot v Wholesale
403 W. Jefferson (Hwy 90) 3 Blocks West of Square in Quincy, Next to Dollar General Open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 9-7; Sat. 9 -6 p.rfit
Se habla Uincy* 85M0-627-844 -.. cy Se habla
EspanaolI All Payments illustrated with Zero Down, 6% interest, 60 months, With Approved Credit E ra Oil
Prices do not inerlrrp tqv t n titi anrid arnirfr fec Espa ol


I'm I .,J -1







The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 BI


John Walsh sands the gas
tank on his newest project, a
1964 Ducati Bronco 125.


Walsh and a lot of
hardware...his Best of Show
trophy won with the red
Ducati Mountaineer and
and a half dozen other
European motorcycles that
survive thanks to Walsh's
care.


Immigration




on 2 wheels...



Havana's John

Walsh lovingly

.-.' restores European



motorcycles


Big dreams
sometimes
come in
small
packages,
like this 1959
Hercules 100
motorcycle
restored by
John Walsh
of Havana.
Walsh
prefers the
European
models,
usually
under 250 cc,
instead of the
big and
brash Harley
Davidsons


Story and Photos
By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

For some folks, riding a motorcycle on a
pretty spring day is as good as it gets. For
John Walsh, a pretty spring day means only
one thing: spending a few hours rebuilding
one of his project motorcycles.
Walsh doesn't just refurbish old
motorcycles; he specializes in European and
English motorcycles. His current project, a
1964 "Bronco" 125cc Ducati just bought on
EBay is not much more than a skeleton of its
former self.
What there is of the newest project bike
leans against Walsh's shed, covered in rust.
More parts are missing than are left. A
passerby might think it was someone's old
farm implement leaning against the shed
instead of the remains of a sleek little
speedster once coveted by every teenager in
America.
For the next twelve months or so, Walsh
will spend nearly every night searching EBay
for the needed parts a taillight assembly
here, a clutch cable there. He'll eventually
find all of the parts he needs.
One day, a year from now, the "Bronco"
will look just like it did 42 years ago. A
bright shiny gas tank will straddle the freshly
painted frame. The headlight will shine, the
shift lever will shift the gears and the engine
will purr. It will be time to start another
project.
Walsh loves rebuilding the little
motorcycles. It has become his passion,
something he enjoys and something he said
"keeps me out of trouble."
Others like Walsh's work.
Over the past'few years he has garnered a
few trophies for his rebuilt masterpieces.
Last "Market Day" in Tallahassee he won
the Best of Show with his Ducati
Mountaineer. His motorcycle scored 97 out
of a possible 100 points. Judging, he said,
was tough and a mark on a carburetor screw
may have cost him the three points.
His 1967 Norton 750 won First Place in the
English motorcycle division and five of his
bikes took third and fourth places in their
divisions.
,, That day he brought home seven trophies.
The Norton he said sold new back in 1967


for $1395 or pretty close to what a new car
cost. If you are interested, parts to restore the
motorcycle cost over $5,000 and that does
not include Walsh's "labor of love."
In a Mid-Ohio competition in 2004 he won
a first and second place with two of his
Ducatis.
Walsh was invited
back to Ohio for a
big benefit banquet
he said, but decided
it was too far to
travel for just one
meal. It seems they
wanted to exhibit his
two motorcycles at
the reception.
Refurbishing old
Ducati and Norton
motorcycles became
his hobby by
accident.
It started back in
1996 when the bug
hit him after
someone brought a ,
Ducati into his shop -.
for repair work.
Walsh.grew up The p
around motorcycles, he said. He and his
brother had a motorcycle or actually a
motorcycle frame with no motor that they
played with as young boys.
"We use to fight over who was going to
push the other one around the yard," Walsh
said.
Walsh's dad, Frank, owned a Ducati and
his cousin raced them.
His first recollections of the motorcycles
were at 10 years old when he would tag
along as his dad took his cousin racing.
He still owns the Ducati he got in high
school, a 1966 model 160.
His work life would parallel his love of
motorcycles and he would work for his
cousin at the Cycle Shop in Tallahassee for
20 years. .
The entrepreneur bug bit him and he went
into business for himself opening Havana
Small Engine Repair. Over the years he has
moved his business twice. It is now located
at 1454 Barber Road, east of Concord, off
Highway 12.
His meticulous work ethic over the years


lrts


has kept hirfi'with a steady business of
repairs and parts sales.
It is that same perfection that has created
the beautiful examples of an era gone by.
Each motorcycle has been reassembled
according to the book. Walsh has owner's
manuals for each of his
.. motorcycles. Each
motorcycle went back
together just like it was
Smanufactured-right
down to the lock
washers and tiniest
screws.
Working on the
motorcycles is Walsh's
passion; he rides less
than 50 miles a year.
"The parts cost too
much to replace if they
are damaged," Walsh
said. A gas tank in fair
^shape he said runs
". ...... about $400.
He has specialized in,
the small motorcycles
S %. that were once
scattered all across the
s pile country. His
motorcycles, with the exception of the
Norton, range from 48cc to 250 cc.
His latest project will not be his last. Walsh
is a long way from being through collecting
motorcycles. He has a few more on his want
list and they are not in the same venue as his
Ducati.
He wants a Bridgestone, he said, because
Hugh Moreland sold them years ago. A
Honda CB would be nice, he said.
As for the future, Walsh said he might take
a couple of his motorcycles to a competition
or two. Although he has only competed in
three events and won a total of 11 trophies,
competing is not high on Walsh's list. He'd
go if his wife, Pam, will drive.
He also has a couple of grandchildren
coming along who might be interested in
motorcycles that is if they take after their
granddad.
If you would like more information about
Ducati or have a few old Ducati motorcycle
parts lying around or need a lawn mower
repaired, Walsh said, give him a call at 539-
0587.


Walsh shows his trophy-winning 1966 Ducati. Because parts are so
expensive, collectors like Walsh are content to turn wrenches
instead of throttles, limiting the time he spends on the road with his
creations.


I,,.

CcicJarac C;d~ck


0?

! Ph PA" I r. Ell a








B2 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006

SNYDER'S REFRIGERATION & AC
David Tanner, Owner
9813 Woodville Hwy Tallahassee, FL

yfh O .CAC18|4116


The Galapagos Islands are located in South America, 6oo miles u". off of the coast of
LEcuador. These islands are famous for their unique plant and -iifr The islands are known as
an archipelago, or an expanse of water with many islands, which stretch across the equator. There are I 9 islands and
107 large rocks and islets that make up the (; L.- Thirteen of the islands are active volcanoes In t h' r. ont-
d ". r i oo.first discoveredbt the~.-npi r.it I ,theislandswrr ,- m.- ,- Cl.''p.;io; a enm
that means giant tortoise in Spanish. Though this was ir ,,t ,rdc. or.d.i .It. th r,.i t rpi.,l pI r'. t i-.lc,.-.i that
the first explorers to the lands were a people of outh African r .in l e-',J d; ,r.,, t. I. :.. I b a If6 archeo-
logical stud9.

The nineteen islands have been referred to b man, different things. One -, mer ,, r,[ -i, the ir wciirf,] .re.,,t
refers to them as the "E.nchanted Islands', 'he individual islands are named baltra, or 5outh 5eqmour, bartolome,
Darwin, Espanola, fnr.,'d,' i Floreana, Genovesa Island, Isabela, Marchena, North Seymour. not, finzon,
Rabida, San Cristobal, Santa Cniz, Santa e, Santiago .5outh Flaza, and Wolf. The island of i.J c- ..
a US Air Force base during WWII- bartolome was named after a lieutenant in the bristish Navy, David bar-
tholomew. Darwin was named after famous evolutionist, Charles Darwin. Darwin spent time on :hc i-, in, i'i min.
man, creating his theorjL. Lspanola was named to honor the discovering. o' n,ti Spain. Fernandina was named in
honor of King Ferdinand of Spain. Floreana was named after the firet president of Ecuador, thke,-.r ,1 c.n that is now
its governing countrM, Genovesa Islands was named in honor of Christopher Columbus and his home town, Genoa,
ltaly. Isabela was named in honor of Queen Isabela of Spain. Marchena was named after a man bI the name of fray
Antonio Marchena. North Sejmour was named afteran English nobleman, Lord Hugh Se6ioe, ,r. F-t i .-,n r 4ed
after Columbus' ship the Finta, the inzon was named after the sailor of the Finta, Rabida wa-, r' iimc-.1Al A tr r th- .:,.n-
vent that cared for Christopher Columbus's son in his absence, and San Cristobal is named
after the patron saint of sailors, Saint Christophee. Santa CrUz, which means Holy Cross.
was named after the sacred cross of Spain. Santa re is named after a city in Spain, where a,,
Santiago is named after a Spanish city.South flaza is named after another f-ormer president
of Ecuador and the island of Wolf is named after the German geologist, Theodor Wolf.
T'I-1.. h- i.'dhi .iln.li r~ciWdb,- n,orinch hkritic. r',fir


The C, J. l Islands are .'-,t ,.I 1L,".' L.rthe pl.lt r-J a.1r m.11,l ..O't iOt.il' the
iguanas and i- -- r-l.~', tortoise. There are also many rare types of plants, birds, and fish.
Manj species have become extinct, and there ir- mr'nij o,-r,-.-r. .tion fco, r .t n..ln4 i to
protect the natural wildlife. U NE5COdecl.,eirrJ n I te ii.. ~c ~,l. and-, \', .
Fcr7i.,- 5ite and in 19S6 it was declared a marine reserve.


IT:


if


Gaapgs SardO


F,.'.

If


.41.


/
.~JI .a
~1 I


,- E H T
E -- '.1 T
L \V E1

E, L
H T t.[


TI F- F~
1. F TIi" E '

L L-


TT L H
R T E


- -. T i- I I F. ',. .' H 1, L i


.? I- ..., -
...........................................................

,, ?,':- ~ !,


c1,2,-1,'

I ,


Ir,, ., r. .


Ifd I.
fi'AfcI i..U49 I
5". ~


'rid
I I ~ ~ I


jji~*.".J -


RF H7I D -
.1 F' I F F FI F
L1 ., '.. I ,' A
SF F f I F.
E T I H ; E -
. T "- H 1[' L
H I H F I
T TE F .;I H
F: 1. I T '-, T T

FE 'i- L '
F 'r I : E I r F
I L,
5 Hi1 _E E E 'F'

,,1 I- i: i' 1.1 F- T
*v ..' i '7 -I 1 1' F I_


H .
LFi
E
=' E -




i ; I


E. L
F i-
:. H *._1
[FL


(I I
' -"


P H 1-1


NESON MLAR' 111.II
Bankruptcy
Business Law. Real Estate Personal Injury

(850) 224-5700
3071 Highland Oaks Terr. Tallahassee, FL
F a x i .


L.\\ I 'F I \NI1A .11 I10.SIl'l l \1 1
4 c I I' l.Inrl Srecet
Quin.-). II 2 1
1Oflice Hours:
Mon-Fri 7 A.M.-5 P.M
1 ;,li 8511-627-8338
JERRv C. LAWIRINCE, I)N 1N
Rural Propane Gas
PrelH Jrnof Owner
338 Fairbanks Ferry Road
Tallahassee, FL
"Complete & D, -itaiJdie. Propait: ., Serv-'re'
.8'i9,- Call Does It 4/I1
850.893.0081


Kelly Jr. #4
519 W. Crawford St., Quincy
(behind Envision Credit Union)
875-9272
M8ugir M;C W Nw ash Cbeikst


BELL & R k1'ESH ON I F CIFATE:R
14 P~AI! A1I 0 0( 1,A 5 1Cf-'(ff 'I QO f !0 AteW(-tfINCA "
NusA 11 rkkv Xvm'to 6 'm' y850-627-6115





I NGPOBo








BhB
Tn ;urcd BnddlnU'r
OIILV .'i. 1I








20 Ramn Blvd.
Midway, FL
Phone (880) 671-7267
Fax (850) 671-2773

Tim's Hauling & Tractor Service
Land Clearing & Demclilien

I rn I ',A iifr I. -mq 11
M~.ef i~e~ l.m2 IU- 2144#


*


I.'.''


:1.,


I I


I ~ .JI.


I ', 1.


~4E ~


.CV'AT rrI~MES-A4


r441-5NE r4)E(QE~k~p FEArtARE

ANO-4ER RASN READ


0
T446SE SPONSORS ACPC POU EN40P

U5r FOR OUR PO(ANGER, IFACADras!

SDEN COiANTP crimes, rvrkp


Bradley s
SIGA
17 W,. \\I l .htii n SI
" .1 [ .h0 ,, II.- I 1 "' '-24
iN :-,,i i -2121


s "" &... Clemons Tile, Inc. 32111 West --,. TholleyTaylor
Steve Clemons. Owner Funeral, Drector
SiOn :, Licensed & Insured l 20 South Duval St.
ilk a CAmLia iLzA.c Speciahzing in Home Repairs t;. ,BEVIS Quincy, FL 32351
S .............. <'o .... "r ...3850-228-0194 Ray Guernsey, Agent Aa,, ,,a,, t 850-627-1111
ia~t Mo 11 !tBt.Mste .

Stewvrt TVY & Appliaaees 878-219150 9000
St *I l ri I0I flI'-I JJ Oy 8 innch
H. /. ahu'i/m:^ St. t q u7 Gentiva-5 3035 Eliza Rd 517 West Jfferson Street
HEALTH SERVICES Tallahassee envision wwwenviSionu.com
i\ c?-7/ Inmeo rk I Hdine SudLniAL t IcpVI .,q

Hinson Oil Company ,, d., 1940 Pat Thrn Pkwy Rinker Materials
1,marn'-r r v WAL*MART open 24 Hours 513-1764
Quncy F 3235 5322 AWAYS 5o'w P4 hS513-1764
w,;',P ,,_ Loca1 850-875-7305 850-875-1681 137- 1 lamiln Park Dr.
hf+ ,ura ctnir<,,fs ,dllahaiwe
ChristTown's Bargain Center
TlTllTNH l'r' A\ Rr ional Thl:1pvr S' ICV%. Inc. O1 2121 W. Jefferson St.
S. 1027 E. .... .St- :.... GA3 17 Quincy, FL 32351
1--7- 1-866-398-SAVE 3) 850-627-7181
229.24.JSAVE q2a3) New & Used
.i, :.,..F-.L-*- ITALL" .: N A dam s Street Frunrr,,, c r,ii..

5 w 3 QUINCY
r,,It o O .MN W & L Tire & Wheel, Co. 87 30QU0N"1
R '-'k NAlE" IIOECSTmilE AI reirone B :( 850-627-9616
www.nieholsonfarmhousecom 4H0 t1 R Imf i H Ec TE HWY 27
(850535931 200 Coca Coa A, .. a HOME CENTERS HAVANA
Havana (" 850-539-6226
ULTIMATE IMAGE AUTO'
ROl(IR.RrI F\I'\RII )OL E..x.,, State Employees
rDA SZl T10 S, 4 ,1(850) 877-7222 Oeee, t Uft i n
Nvw it ) !!t- 1pi ... n.' oI!ROTE 0i Credit Union
for'2 91 (1i iMt,.,i ,;o Road iQuiiicy. F, 3 1 52 ono s Everybody Rides! Supports the teachers and
8'5 s.550 Main Numlcr INSURANCE ONE students of Gadsden County,
.-K- th 17ru1 .Acic.ied h Ias 1606 W. Jefferson St. Auro .L Mo.!i HI' HmA.r ,,,C. c ,,- Have a great school year!
*H1 uii'lrmiisjrtH il A ailahl *Mo\1r lbr HISAA TRAVIS A. WARD
*l' mnaa, l,. A i.nr.e A~ iiih.' Q uincy A A .': 1 i.(OWNER
875-2887 .. .2531SArAC^AS ,ww.secu/l.org
875 282 TA8LAASF,. FL 32301 f-


I 21


.Hia,


FXOA,,,


."'.


PREPARED

r4 4 C GA Z) I


d?:Pl$bk
it L LF,
-Iqmmmmppp-







The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 B3


(15abstm


Cmuw$


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


.-'. w




1.*


Steven Phillips


RFM graduation


May 26 at Leaf


Robert F. Munroe Day School
will hold a graduation ceremony
for the class of 2006 at the Leaf
Theatre of Quincy at 7:30 p.m. on
Friday, May 26. Class Night will
be at the Leaf Theatre of Quincy
at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May
25. Baccalaureate will be at the
First Presbyterian Church of
Quincy at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday,
May 21.


The graduation class of 2006
includes: Amanda Elizabeth
Clark, Matthew Rabon Eldridge,
Ammie Patricia Elaine Fletcher,
Carl Joseph Hackney, Andrew
Michael Jordan.
Jessica Lanier Joyner, Steven
Ronald Phillips, Megan Elizabeth
Rowan, Justin Tracy Smith,
David Wilkerson Whiddon and
Sallie Elizabeth Willis.


Chattahoochee Elementary honor roll/perfect attendance


Third nine-weeks

K. McClellan, Pre-K: A honor
roll: Demetruius Davis and Jade
Chapman.
A-B honor roll: My'Zhane Cox,
Shemhad Emanuel, Jamovoius
Murray and Devecchgio Sailor.
Citizenship: Nyasia Jackson,
Julius Johnson and Ke'Rontrez
Kenon.
Perfect Attendance: Jade
Chapman
Most improved: Kentron Smith,
Ke'Rontrez Kenon, Ta'Niaya
Cox, Tyshena Holmes and Nyasia
Jackson.

Potter, Kindergarten: A honor
roll: Brianna Ball, Christopher
Copeland, Hunter Weeks and
*Heather Sapp.
A-B honor roll: Kaliah Bright,
Jaquan Daniels, Delroderick
Hadley, Chaslyn Lewis, Carsean
Manley, Ne'Keriya Smith,
Tre'Storey and Daminaree Smith.
Citizenship: Brianna Ball,
Christopher Copeland, -Heather
Sapp, Daminaree Smith and
Alvin Ford.
Most improved: Daminaree
Smith, Heather Sapp and Janasia
Cox..
.Stevens, Kindergarten: A. honor.
roll: Matthew Allen, Quanchika
Berry, Craig Jefferson, D'Erik
Washington, Randal Jones,
Ahmeal Gainer, Damian
Williams, Da'Jainayle
McCollough, Traves Gilyard,
Dominic McMillan, Osvaldo
Mendoza, Donterious
Washington, Tatuenna Gude,
Modesty Menealy and Kishion
Grandberry.
Most improved: Traves Gilyard.
Citzenship: D'Erick
Washington and Craig Jefferson.
Perfect attendance: Modesty
McNealy and Tatuenna Gude.

Evans, First: A honor roll: Najai
Chapman.


Citizenship: Charlesia Dawkins,
Shanterious Baker, Jami'h Carter,
Jalani Germany, Tytiana Hunter
and Dennis Williams.
Most improved in reading:
Ahmad Gainer.

Weeks, First: A honor roll:
Tahir Montgomery and
Rondarious Dudley.
A-B honor roll: Jada Watkins,,
Arronn Smith, Rachel Creal,
Ja'Leah Koonce and Karsherrick
McMillan.
Citzenship: Rachael Creal,
Tiffany Burns and Brianna
Mackey.
Perfect attendance: Tahir
Montgomery and Jimmy Mason.
Most improved: Rachael Creal
and Rondarious Dudley.
Reading award (AR goal):
Rachael Creal, Christopher
Jackson, Shavarris Jackson,
Ja'Leah Koonce, Breanna
Mackey, Karsherrick McMillan,
Tahir Montgomery, Arronn
Smith and Jada Watkins.

Zanders, Second: A honor roll:
Timara Bowers, Omari Jackson
and Jahmonia Ellis.
A-B honor roll: Jakob Farmer,
Rochedra Glynn and Alexander
Wade.
Perfect attendance: Jahmonia
Ellis, Omari Jackson, Jaylon
Cotton, Jakob Farmer and India
Richardson.
Most improved: Teonna Brown.
Citzenship: Timara Bowers,
A'leana Koonce, Teonna Brown,
Jaylon Cotton, Alexander Wade
and India Richardson.

Davis, Second: A honor roll:
She'Kwanza Marshall, leasha
Johnson and Curtez Brown.
A-B honor roll: Brecarre
Alexander and Keandra King.
Citizenship: She'Kwanza
Marshall, Brecarre Alexandra,
Tyneka Carter, leasha Johnson,
Sandrica Jones, Keandra King,
Ty'Qwan Smith, Keon


Soil and Water speech contestants

Honorable Mention placement winners for the Florida Soil and
Water Conservation speaking contest are pictured for left to right.
Each earned $50 for participation and placement. Clay White and
Dee Dee Munroe from Robert' F. Munroe Day School, Mr. Marcus
Edwards, and Antwaun Causey representing Carter-Parramore
Academy. The speech subjects addressed problems with the future of
Florida's water.


'A' team recognized

at HMS
The "A" team, that's what F:, '
they're know by at Havana
Middle School. "Creating .
Excellence" was the theme for


Thompson and Ronderrick Jones.
Perfect attendance: Ashley
Barkley, laesha Johnson,
Roderrick Jones, She'Kwanza
Marshall, Brecarre Alexander,
Curtez Brown, Ty'Quan Smith
and Tyeshia Smith.
Most improved: Ty'Qwan
Smith.

Rittman, Third: A-B honor roll:
Briunna Dilworth, Jasmine
Forehand, Tyrone Jackson and
Dedrica Streeter.
Perfect attendance: Terrance
Atwater, Briunna Dilworth,
Chawantrez Dudley, Brittany
Figgers, Tyrone Jackson and
Dedrica Streeter.
Most improved: Tyrone
Jackson.

Subbs, Third: A honor roll:
DeAmber Lowe.
A-B honor roll: Shatauris Hill,
Jesse Ruiz-Orozco and Timmisha
Rittman.
Citizenship: DeAmber Lowe,
Brianna Jackson and Jessie Ruiz-
Orozco.
Perfect attendance: Antonio
Brown, Timmisha Rittman and
Timmica Rittman.
Most improved: Mauricio
Pintado and Shatauris Hill.

Knight, Fourth: A honor roll:
Laura McCoy.
A-B honor roll: Meghan
Spencer, Nicholas Thomas,
DeShabruinna Baker, Reginald
Creal, LaShandra Johnson,
Jasmine McWhite and Mia Palm.
Citizenship: LaShandra
Johnson, Nicholas Thomas, Laura
McCoy and Shambrielle Arnold.
Most improved: Regnald Creal.
Perfect attendance: Jeromica
Ellis, and DeShabriunna Baker.

Shorter, Fourth: A-B honor roll:
Mary Pintado and Tauheedah
Numan.

McQuiter, Fifth: A honor roll:


Tallavana offers

summer school
TCS will be offering summer
school for grades 5K-12 during
the month of June.
All classes begin June 5 and run
through June 30. Elementary
classes meet from 8 a.m.-noon,
Monday through Friday. Middle
school and high school summer
school session I meets from 8
a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Should we
need to add a session II for
middle/high school students,
those hours will be from noon-
3:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
Students needing to take two
sessions in middle/high school
will go to lunch from 11:30 a.m.-
noon. A half credit can be
received for each session.
ThAe cost of summer school can
be obtained from the school
office at 539-5300 and must be
paid before students may start
summer school.


Jasmine Hill, Gayla Jones and
Chasity Murphy.
A-B honor roll: Kymasculine
Dawkins, Mary Floyd, Crishonda
Hall, Shakyra Shelmon, Jamalliah
Pace and Nathaniel Travis.
Most improved in math:
De'Ondre Goodin and McKeith
Shorter.
Most improved in reading: Terri
Sapp.
Perfect, attendance: Aldontae
Davis, Jasmine Hill, Jamalliah
Pace, Jequantavious Owens and
McKeith Shorter.
Citizenship: Shakyra Shelmon.

White, Sixth: A-B honor roll:
Cortni Brown.
Citizenship: Denetria Williams.
Perfect attendance: Fredrick
Anderson, Willie Holmes,
Vonkeria Hunter, Gavon
Germany, Andrico McMann,
Keyuntai McWhite and Kavetria
Williams.

Chapman-Thomas, Sixth: A-B
honor roll: Equasha Colley, Eric
McMillan and Shermonta
Hollins.


Shanks dancers win first place
James A Shanks Middle School dancer team won first place at the
Florida Cheer & Dance Association in Fort Myers. Completing from
Shanks were Teashia Sharp, Trinity Belford, Jamya Moore, Crashona
Green (director), Desirea Moore, Deveraya Wilkins, and Tyrisha
Galloway.


T


V4, I


i



JAJ


Munroe social studies projects presented
Jean Dore's, fifth grade teacher at Robert F. Munroe Day School,
students ended a social studies project this week which culminated
with each student's class presentation of the poster made to
accompany the reports. Mollie Edwards is pictured with her display
as she shared information with the class about Hawaii and Michigan


Attention high school and

college students!

Are you prepared for the

next chapter of your life?



Il


seminars. Employers,
colleges, and military
recruiters will be on-hand
to provide insight on
today's competitive


Challenger Learning Center
200 South Duval Street


Administrative


Professionals


Week and April 26 was
designated the observance day
for secretaries.. The "A" team
consists of Tommie Stauffer,
Edna Bryantand Gwen Bradwell.
Upon entering HMS these are the
first faces or voices you will
encounter. They grant service
with a smile.


rLLAI-ASSEE tLkI

.~ .-tit,


For more
or visit w


information, call (850) 414-6085 i
ww.wfplus.org. WORKFORCE
Plu


Aimee Fletcher







B4 The Gadsden County


4(abbten


countyp


T"m it


May 4, 2006


assif1


IL % -". e N %; -'


CDL Drivers
Needed

Qualified Drivers

Must:
*Have 2 yrs.

exp. with a

Dump Truck







Call
850/627.7263
A Drug Free
Workplace



Custodian/
Janitor-
First Presbyterian
Church in
Quincy, Florida.
Must be able to
lift 50 pounds.
35 hours per
week, Monday-
Friday. Vacation
and sick leave.
Job description
and application
available at
church office
Monday-Friday
from 9-12 noon
at 306 North
Madison Street.






6x12 cargo trailer,
single, axle, ladder.
rack, wide side door.
Like new $2350.
Electric stove $100.
Wedding gown size 6
ivory chapel length
$250. Formal gown
champagne size 4
$50. Some baby
items. Call Jennifer at
442-4556
5/04-11p


Tiger oak wash stand.
Circa Early 1900.
Serpentine front. Two
doors, three drawers.
30" high, 40" wide.
Cairo 229-377-6078
after 6 p.m.
5/04p


$150 BED-QUEEN
PILLOW TOP
Mattress Set with
Warranty, ALL NEW
in plastic, can deliver.
222-7783.
5/04tf


A BRAND NEW
PILLOW
Mattress Set: $2
sealed plastic
warranty. Can E
425-8374



BED-C HE
SLEIGH BED
Wood) w/
TRESS SET.
NEW
UNOPENED.
$395. 222-2113


Bed-A New
brand name
TRESS & BAc
plastic with wa
$120. 545-711;


SUMMER DAY CAMP
COUNSELOR

The City of Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department has a tremendous opportunity
for the right person. If you have a desire to
work with youth and are looking for a way
to use your talents to benefit your commu-
nity, this is an excellent summer job (join a
winning team).

This position is an eight week position and
requires individuals who are team players
and understands the value of a team con-
cept.

Job responsibilities include organizing and
implementing daily sports, arts & crafts,
and educational activities for campers,
supervising campers, and having a gen-
uine desire to work with the youth.

The successful candidate must be at least
18 years of age, and possess a high
school diploma or equivalent degree.
Experience in youth activities and various
sports activities is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary. Rate of pay
begins at $6.25 per hour. The rate of pay
weights heavily on the candidate's experi-
ence. If this sounds like the opportunity
you have been looking for, please mail
your resume to:
Human Resource
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

CLOSING DATE: May 12, 2006

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG
FREE WORK PLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
5/04c



EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR TRAILER
DRIVERS NEEDED:
Well Established Company
Excellent pay & benefits
Call Theresa 866-552-2167
Or apply online at
www.blachowske.com



JOB VACANCIES

LAND OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE
DAYCARE CENTER is currently
seeking dependable fulltime two
and three year old teachers. You
must have your FORTY HR. in-
service training. If you do not have
your CDA, you must be willing to
achieve it. For more information
please call (850) 627-2536.



The St. Paul P.B. Church of
Gretna seeks a skilled church
musician. Please send resume or letter
of interest to St. Paul P.B. Church, c/o
Norman Vickers, Post Office Box 302,
Gretna, FL. Salary negotiable.


r----------

'KING I I
T o P Times
250. In
with
Deliver printing

5/04tf I
627-7649

RRY I I
(Solid I- -
MAT-
ALL 222-7783


and
Sell


5/04tf


5/04tf COUCH+ LOVESEAT-
MICROFIBER, Stain
Resistant, ALL NEW,
FULL Lifetime Warranty. Can
MAT- Deliver. Sug. Retail
SE in $1250, Sell $475. 425-
arranty. 8374


2
5/04tf


BEDROOM-A GOR-
GEOUS KING Cherry
Sleigh Bed, Dresser,
Mirror, Chest+2
Nightstands. Brand
New All Wood & Still
Boxed. Suggested
Retail $4800.
Sacrifice $1650. Can
Deliver. 222-9879
5/04tf


BEDROOM: 7 pieces
with Cherry Sleigh
Bed. COMPLETE.
ALL NEW in boxes,
MUST MOVE. Sell
$850, can deliver.


HUGE YARD SALE
Sat. 7:30-1:00. 233
Cheeseborough Ave. in
Sunset Acres Subdivi-
sion. Many, Many items
to choose.
5/04p

Sat. May 6 at 6244 Flat
Creek Rd. From 8-1.
Ladies, children all
sizes, household, etc.
Rain or shine.
5/04p


5/04tf Hardly used: 14 ft.
Gheenoo, 6hp John-
son outboard, trolling
COUCH & LOVE SEAT: motor w/foot control,
BRAND NEW electronic fish finder,
LEATHER still and Magic Tilt trailer.
wrapped, lifetime war- 2,000 B. Call 850-
ranty, can deliver. 508-81 4/13-5/04p
$1900 suggested list,
must sell $795. 545- 2003 21' Skeeter
7112 2x250 with 250
5/04tf Yamaha 801b trolling
motor, custom cover,
jack plate, hotfoot,
DINING ROOM: double axle trailer.
Beautiful NEW CHER- 875-2627 5/04f
RY table, 6 chairs, light-
ed china cabinet.
Suggested retail VVhose
$2400, sell $1150, still paper are
boxed & can deliver. p
222-2113 you reading?
5/04tf


POOL MANAGER

The City of Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department has a tremendous opportunity
for the right person. If you have or are inter-
rested in obtaining an American Red Cross
lifeguard certification, First Aid & CPR cer-
tification and are looking for a way to use
your talents to benefit your community, this
is an excellent summer job (join a winning
team).

This position requires individuals who are
team players and understands the value of
a team concept.

Job responsibilities include insuring the
safety of facility patrons by preventing and
responding to emergencies, being willing
to obtain knowledge in the application of
life guard surveillance and rescue tech-
niques, understanding of facility character-
istics, rules, policies and procedures, lead-
ership and public relations skills, decision-
making skills, and managerial skills.

The successful candidate must possess a
high school diploma or equivalent degree
and must have supervisory experience.
Any certifications must be included with
application for consideration.

We offer a competitive salary. Salary range
is $9.50-$12.60 per hour. If this sounds like
the opportunity you have been looking for,
please mail your resume or application to:
Human Resource
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

CLOSING DATE: May 12, 2006

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG
FREE WORK PLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
5/04c



Gadsden Association
Rehabilitation Center
is looking for reliable trustworthy employees
to fill two full time positions as a Direct Care
Aide. You must be able to work as a team
and able to perform specific duties related
to your job as a direct care staff. You must
have proper telephone communicating
skills, able to work with minimal supervision
and have at least 1 year experience work-
ing with persons with developmental dis-
abilities.
Must be able to write progress -notes, run
training programs, attend community out-
ings with consumers able to cook, and
clean and maintain the cleanliness of the
consumers' home. Must be willing to work
additional hours if needed and must attend
all training and staff meetings offered by
the agency.
Please apply in person at our office located
@ 1633-A Highbridge Road, Quincy FL
32351. Tues-Thurs between the hours of
9:00-12:00pm. All applications must be
completed on the premises. No Phone calls
please.
Full Time Position 2:30p-10:30p Monday-
.Friday weekends off
Full Time Position 10:30p-8:30a Monday -
,Thursday off Friday, Saturday & Sunday


SEWING MAC
VACUUM CL
REPAIR. Stitcl
110 E. Je
Phone 850-87
Free Estimate.


C&N REMO
SERVICES,


'HINE & Where Your One Call
LEANER Takes Care of it All.
h & Sew. Historical Restoration,
efferson. Decks, Carpentry,
75-9779. Roofing, siding, plumb-
ing. Electrical, Termite
11/03TF repair, etc, etc... 850-
544-2227 / 850-544-
1715 / 850-442-4919
DEALING fax.


INC.


2/02tf


JO:
OENIG


Leasing agen
ed for new ren
ment comm
Quincy. Peop
ed, good cor
tions skills, a
puter literate
benefits and
commensurate
experience.
resume to
5240


Hiring a mus
play first a


its need-
ital apart-
unity in
le orient-


PORT 800-256-6691
5/04-11p


nmunica- Health care organiza-
ind corn- tion presently has
e. Good openings for part-time
I salary health care technician
:e with' positions working with
Fax developmentally dis-
305-476- abled adults in a resi-
dential setting. Males
5/04-11c are strongly encour-
aged to apply. To
request an application,
sician to please call 850-539-
nd third 6614.


Sunday. Contact Bro.
Willis 339-6903.
4/27&5/04c

Drivers: We're
Expanding! FREE
Health Ins! Great Pay
& Bonuses! 1 yr.
Tractor Trl., Exp. w/X-
end. MARTIN TRANS-


Now hirin
enced, drug


truck drive
at $10 per
drivers.
Transport a
8983.


LIFEGUARD SUPERVISOR

The City of Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department has a tremendous opportunity
for the right person. If you have an
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
certification, First Aid & CPR Instructor cer-
tification and are looking for a way to use
your talents to benefit your community, this
is an excellent summer job (join a winning
team).

This position requires an individual who is
a team player and understands the value
of a team concept and working as a team
member.

This is specialized public safety work pro-
tecting life and enforcing swimming regula-
tions, as well as supervising the operations
of a pool, organize and coordinate pool
activities such as swimming lessons and
exercise classes. This position will also
train, schedule and supervise junior life-
guards, oversee maintenance of the pool,
equipment and supplies, inspect and per-
form necessary tests and prepare adminis-
trative reports.

The successful candidate must possess a
high school diploma or equivalent degree
and must be American Red Cross certified
lifeguard instructor. Additional certifications
in First Aid and CPR are also required.
Candidate must provide a copy of current
-certifications with application for considera-
tion.

We offer a competitive salary. Salary range
is $9.50-$12.60 per hour. If this sounds like
the opportunity you have been looking for,
please mail your resume or application to:
Human Resource
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

CLOSING DATE: May 12,2006

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG
FREE WORK PLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
5/04c


Engelhard, the Fortune 500 surface
and materials science company that *
helps customers change the nature of
products, markets, and even the world,
is looking for candidates.

Laborer
This challenging position is based in
Quincy, FL $10.54/hr.
Job responsibilities
-Shovels, sweeps, cleans
grounds, loads and unloads trucks and rail-
road cars
-Cleans, inspects, refuels, lubri-
cates, and makes minor operation repairs to
packaging machinery
-Work in safe manner in compli-
ance with all safety rules and regulations
* Job qualifications
-Must have a high school diploma
& pass a TABE Test
-Work rotating shift
-Physically fit to lift 50 pounds
* Engeihard benefits
-Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical
Plan
-Dental Insurance
-Pension
-401k Plan and more
Interested parties meeting the above
requirements should apply in person
to Workforce Plus at 1140 W. Clark
St., Quincy, FL
Equal Opportunity MBEiHlURD
Employer EN EN



City of Midway
Employment Opportunity
The City of Midway, Florida, is accepting
applications for the position of Public Works
Maintenance Technician. Applicants should
apply in person at Midway City Hall, 50
Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway,
Florida and complete a City of Midway
Employment Application.
Minimum training and experience including
completion of high school and two years
experience in the construction, mainte-
nance and repair of public works including
rights of way and green spaces.
Necessary special requirements must
possess a valid Florida driver's license. A
drug test will be required prior to hiring.
Position is open until filled.
THE CITY OF MIDWAY IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Paul Piller, City Manager


Computer Assisted
Draftsman needed


4/27-5/04c Auto Cad experience
required. Call--Dan
850-539-4759. Havana
g experi- Steel Detailers Inc.
-free dump 4/27-5/04c


rs, starting
r hour/OTR
Call CJW Assemblers/Laborers
at 850-627- /Welders If you are
interested in good pay,
4/27-5/04p benefits and advance-


ment...join our team!
We are a growing steel
manufacturer with
immediate openings for
reliable people who
enjoy fast paced work
and have a good atti-
tude. We will train
you! Apply at 520 S.
Virginia St., Quincy, FL,
or call 850-875-1075,
x868 to schedule an
appointment.
4/27-5/04c


APALACHEE
CF N T "- F '~, H i-, v z F i, i ,

A Behavioral Health Care Center is currently seeking:

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 CRISIS COUNSELOR-OPS #2262
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.
ADULT CASE MANAGER #1742
A minimum of 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 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 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday.
Salary: $10.75 per hour or $12.92 OPS status.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT COUNSELOR#2255
A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in counseling, social
work, psychology, rehabilitation or a related human
services field. Professional work experience in
vocational rehabilitation/supportive employment
counseling preferred. Shift: Monday-Friday 8 AM to %
PM Monday-Friday..
REHAB SERVICES COORDINATOR #1592
A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited
university or college with a major in counseling, social
work, psychology, or a related human services field.
Shift 8 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday.
For more information and a
complete listing of available positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org
(850)523-3217 or 1(800) 226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E. 4
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free Workplace



LIFEGUARD

The City of Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department has a tremendous opportunity
for the right person. If you have or are inter-
rested in obtaining an American Red Cross
lifeguard certification, First Aid & CPR cer-
tification and are looking for a way to use
your talents to benefit your community, this
is an excellent summer job (join a winning
team).

This position requires an individual who is
a team player and understands the value
of a team concept and working as a team
member.

This is specialized public safety work pro-
tecting life and enforcing swimming regula-
tions, as well as supervising the operations
of a pool, organize and coordinate pool
activities such as swimming lessons and
exercise classes. This position will also
train, schedule and supervise junior life-
guards, oversee maintenance of the pool,
equipment and supplies, inspect and per-
form necessary tests and prepare adminis-
trative reports.

The successful candidate must possess a
high school diploma or equivalent degree.
Any certifications must be included with
application for consideration.

We offer a competitive salary. Salary range
is $6.25-$10.00 per hour. If this sounds like
the opportunity you have been looking for,
please mail your resume or application to:
Human Resource
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG
FREE WORK PLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
5/04c


Mt. Moriah First Missionary
Baptist Church a growing church in
Quincy, Florida is seeking a talented
Minister of Music to lead worship and to
develop a music ministry that attracts per-
sons to a meaningful relationship with Jesus
Christ. General responsibilities include
Sunday morning worship, weekly choir
rehearsals and special events. Must have
strong leadership skills, lead worship servic-
es by organ or keyboard, be willing to work
closely with the pastor for general planning
and leadership of the music program.
Depending on the experience salary will vary.
Serious persons interested please send
resumes by May 19, 2006 to:
Mt. Moriah FMB Church,
302 South Tenth Street,
A Quincy, Florida 32351
Attn: Elder Mel. E. Crawford
or email to fashioned @aol.com


S

















10 RESIDENTIAL LOTS
Hwy 98 Wakulla Cty. Wakulla River Estates
May 11, 2006 @ 10:30 AM
Inspection Drive thru
10% BP Terms & Conditions
ABALAUCTIONCOMPANY.COM
850-926-9160 'AB 2387
MICHAEL WELTMAN, MBA
Lic. Real Estate Broker
ABAL AUCTION REAL ESTATE


Residential 2 BR, 1 BA home
Wed. May 24 1:30 p.m.
ABALAUCTIONCOMPANY.COM
850-926-9160 AB2387
Inspection May 3rd 2-6 p.m.
Michael Weltman
Lic. Real Estate Broker


^^^^^^^^B~e^f^^^^^^^^A


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-000125-
CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
SARAH H. BOYNTON,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
estate of Sarah H.
Boynton, deceased,
whose date of death was
December 23, 2005; is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number
06-000125-CPA; the
address of which is P.O.
Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32353. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons,
who have claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, 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
THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OF THIRTY"(30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF 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 THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION 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 FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS APRIL 27,
2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
CURTIS B. HUNTER
Florida Bar No. 0884243
Smith, Thompson, Shaw
& Manausa, P.A.
2075 Centre Pointe
Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
850-402-4100

P e r s o n a I
Representative:
JAMES M. BOYNTON
28 Ball Court
Crawfordville, Florida
32327
4/27&5/04/06c


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

CASE NO.: 006000338-
DRA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION

IN RE: The 'Marriage of
JUAN JESUS
RAMIREZ,
Petitioner/Husband,

and

MICAELA RAMIREZ,
Respondent/Wife.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: MICAELA RAMIREZ
ADDRESS UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action for


Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against
you and that you are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to Juan Jesus
Ramirez, c/o Valerie E.
Janard, Esquire, whose
address is 237 East
Washington Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351,
on or before May 29,
2006 and file the original
with the clerk of this
Court, before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the petition.

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

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

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure,
requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can
result in sanctions,
including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.

Dated: April 19, 2006

Honorable Nicholas
Thomas
Clerk of theCircuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
4/27,5/04,11,18/06c


LEGAL NOTICE

The Board of Directors
for the Big Bend Jobs &
Education Council, Inc.
d/b/a Workforce Plus in
conjunction with Arbor E
& T is calling for propos-
als from community-
based and faith-based
organizations interested
in providing after school
care for eligible youth
ages 14-18.
Respondents must hold
current exemption from
federal taxation under
s.501 (c) (3) or (4) of the
internal revenue code. In
certain circumstances,
this requirement may be
waived for faith-based
organizations that do not
require application for
the IRS exempted sta-
tus. Interested parties
should contact Pamela
Thompson at the
Workforce Plus
Administrative Office by
phone at (850)414-6085
or by mail at 325 John
Knox Road, Building F-


140, Tallahassee, FL
32303 or fax a request to
(850)410-2595 to
receive a copy. All ques-
tions regarding this solic-
itation must be received
in writing by 5:00 P.M.
EST, Monday, May 15,
2006.

Sealed proposals will be
received until 3:00 P.M.
EST, Wednesday, May
31, 2006, at the
Workforce Plus
Administrative Office,
325 John Knox Road,
Building F-140,
Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Proposals received after
this time will not be
accepted.

Under the provisions of
Section 120.57(3) (b),
'Florida Statutes, failure
to file protest within the
time prescribed in
Section 120.57(3),
Florida Statutes, shall
constitute a waiver of
proceedings under
Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes.


Work
the r
laritie
and
Work
equal
agent
wom
es a
apply
servi
upon
uals
Floric
Voice
TDD



NOT
SALI

A-1
gives
Fore
inten
cles
a.m.
STAI
CY, I
suan
713.
Stati
Serv
the
rejec

2ME
1987



NOT
TOR

Nam
MAR
Date
26,
Coui
Gads
Gadc
CAS
Addr
Civil


5/04&11/06c


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

CASE NO: 05-001353-
CAA
JUDGE: George
Reynolds, III

IN RE: FORFEITURE
OF A 1994 OLDSMO-
BILE
V I N
1G2AJ85M2R6420882


NOTICE
PLAINT


OF COM-


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

A 1994 OLDSMOBILE
STATION WAGON
V I N :
1G2AJ85M2R6420882


force Plus reserves NOTICE is given pur-
ight to waive irregu- suant to Sections
es and to reject any 932.703 and 932.704,
all proposals. Florida Statutes (2005)
force Plus is an that the DEPARTMENT
al opportunity OF HIGHWAY SAFETY
icy. Minorities and AND MOTOR VEHI-
en owned business- CLES (Department), act-
ire encouraged to ing through its division,
y. Auxiliary aids and the Florida Highway
ices are available Patrol, seized the above-
i request for individ- described personal prop-
with disabilities. The erty on October 20,
da Relay Service is 2005, in Gadsden
e 1-800-955-8770 or County, Florida, and is
1-800-955-8771. holding the personal
4/27-5/25/06c property pending the
outcome of forfeiture
proceedings. All persons
EICE OF PUBLIC or entities who have a
E legal interest in the sub-
ject property may
Auto Service, Inc. request a hearing con-
s Notice of cerning the seized prop-
closure of Lien and erty by contacting the
it to sell these vehi- undersigned. A com-
on 5/19/2006, 9:00 plaint has been filed in
at 17974 BLUE the Circuit Court of the
R HIGHWAY QUIN- SECOND JUDICIAL
FL32351-7162, pur-. CIRCUIT, in and for
it to subsection Gadsden County,
78 of the Florida Florida. On December
utes. A-1 Auto 12, 2005, the trial court
ice, Inc. reserves entered an order finding
right to accept or probable cause. If no
;t any and/or all bids. claimants appear within
20 days, the Department
BM75F6HX614520 will seek a final order of
7 MERCURY forfeiture.
5/04/06c
Dated: May 1, 2006.

rICE TO CREDI- Charles J. Crist, Jr.
S Attorney General

ie of Decedent W. Eugene Gandy, Jr.
IY LEE ANDREWS Senior Assistant
of Death January Attorney General
2006, in Leon Office of the Attorney
inty, a resident of General
sden County, Florida The Capitol, Suite PL-01
den County Court Tallahassee, Florida
E # 06-CPA-211 32399-1050
ess of Court: Circuit Telephone: 850-414-
Court, Probate 3300


Division, 10 East
Jefferson, Quincy, FL
32351
Personal Representative
RUBY THOMAS, 219
Conyers St., Havana, FL
32333
P e r s o n a I
Representative's attor-
ney: Joyce Sibson Dove,
101 N. Madison St.
Quincy, FL 32351
Date of first publication:
May 4, 2006

IF YOU ARE A CREDI-
TOR of the above
named individual or
estate, you must file a
claim against the estate
with the court and file a
copy with the above
named attorney in the
time provided by law or
be forever barred. This
notice is provided pur-
suant to Sections
733.2121, 733.702, F.S.;
Fla. Prob. R 5-241


IN THE
COURT O
OND JU
CUlT IN
GADSDEI
FLORIDA

CASE
06000450(
JUDGE: R

IN RE: I
OF SIX
EIGHT HU
TWELVE
($6,812.00
STATES C

NOTICE
PLAINT

TO: ANY A
SONS WH
INTEREST
LOWING
PROPERTY

SIX THOU
HUNDRED
TWELVE
($6,812.00
STATES C

NOTICE
suant t
932.703
Florida St
that the D
OF HIGH
AND MC
CLES (Del
ing through
the Flori
Patrol, sei;
described
erty on Me


The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006 B5
. -. . -. .

^pmT-~~~~~~ '. r1|w- <..^ y ,
"..

3S l."- .. 5. _* =-. .. -. P,. .i


PROPERTIES FOR RENT IN
LEON AND GADSDEN
COUNTY
Lease purchase options avail,
vouchers accepted
$350.00 Security Depost
$35.00 non-refundable application fee
1-888-766-3444

Leon County
3262 Skyview Drive, $1050/mo 3BR/2BA,
1 car garage, Avail July 1
406 Lewis St. $950/mo 3BR/2BA, Avail May 1
7 new units Avail in Sandstone Ranch
$1150/mo, 4BR/2BA MH, Avail May 1

Gadsden County
750 Selman Raod $1800/mo 4BR/3BA, 2 car
garage, 2 acres, 2300 sq ft. Avail May 1
431 Rustling Pines Blvd. $1100/mo 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage in Rustling Pines, Avail May 1
22 New duplex units, $850/mo 3BR/2BA in
Midway Forest, Midway, FL Avail June 1


202 Calhoun Street *

Quincy
4BR/3.5BA brick home.Gorgeous
amenities galore!
$299,500

*Prequalified buyers only, please.
Brinkley Real Estate &
Associates
850/643-3289



FOR SALE BY OWNER
1.15 ACRE LOT, corner of Crump Rd and
Prosperity Ln, Leon Co.
Suitable.for Site built or Modular
$75,000 OBO
1-888-766-3444


FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.


Call

627-7375


Wanted -

Unimproved

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

Call me at
850-875-4257
11/10 TF


I LEG~ALI


in Gadsden County,
Florida, and is holding
the personal property
pending the outcome of
forfeiture proceedings.
All persons or entities
who have a legal interest
in the subject property


05/04&11/06c may request a hearing
concerning the seized
property by contacting
E CIRCUIT the undersigned. A com-
DF THE SEC- plaint has been filed in
DICIAL CIR- the Circuit Court of the
AND FOR SECOND JUDICIAL
N COUNTY, CIRCUIT, in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida. On April 24,
NO: 2006, the trial court
CAA entered an order finding
;EYNOLDS probable cause. If no
claimants appear within
FORFEITURE 20 days, the Department
THOUSAND will be seeking a final
JNDRED AND order of forfeiture.
DOLLARS,
D) IN UNITED Dated: April 26, 2006
CURRENCY
Charles J. Crist, Jr.
OF COM- Attorney General

Anthony Andrews
AND ALL PER- Assistant Attorney
HO CLAIM AN General
TIN THE FOL- Office of the Attorney
PERSONAL General
TY: The Capitol, Suite PL 01
Tallahassee, Florida
JSAND EIGHT 32399-1050
D AND Tel: 850-414-3300
DOLLARS 05/04&11/06c
D) IN UNITED
CURRENCYY
IN THE CIRCUIT
is given pur- COURT IN THE SEC-
to Sections OND JUDICIAL CIR-
and 932.704, CUIT IN AND FOR
statutes (2005) GADSDEN COUNTY,
DEPARTMENT FLORIDA
WAY SAFETY
)TOR VEHI- CASE NO. 06-347-CAA
apartment act-
ah its division, AUDELINO BENITEZ,
ida Highway Plaintiff,
zed the above-
personal prop- vs.
arch 30, 2006,


MARY W. SPOONER;
EDELL DOWNS; COR-
LETA MELANE; TONYA
F. FUENTES; and
DANIEL T. FUENTES;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: EDELL DOWNS,
CORLETA MELANE,
and Unknown Heirs of
CORLETA MELANE

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for
Quiet Title has been filed
against you and others,
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on MARY W. COLON,
ESQUIRE, SMITH,
THOMPSON, SHAW &
MANAUSA, P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road,
4th Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-
cation date of this notice
of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of
this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's
attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.

DATED this 25 day April,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
05/04,11,18&25/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT


LAWRENCE REALTY

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

s '. ,.


FOR YOUR NEW QUINCY BUSINESS: 30x40
Block building WITH 6 LOADING DOCKS,
paneled offices, and restroom. Well.
$125,900 J-30S3

QUINCY: GOOD INVESTMENT FOR STARTER,
RETIREE OR RENTAL: Small older home with 1
BR, 1 BA, 808 sf. And only
$20,000 G-1588

QUINCY: 1.88 ACRE LOT WITH A POND VIEW!
Septic tank installed, Talquin water and electricity
available.
$45,000 D-4315

ONLY MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN
QUINCY! Take a look at the lots in the planned
community of Magnolia Vilage. Utilities already
installed. A REAL BUY at
$35,000 each W-4266

BRISTOL: READY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOME. .33-Acre lot on cul de sac. Twin Oaks
Subdivision. No mobile homes.
$30,000

CHATTAHOOCHEE: COMPLETELY RENO-
VATED IN 2003 and READY TO MOVE IN! 3 BR,
2 BA, 1,022 sf home with covered porch. Near stores,
restaurants.
$85,000 W-1667

CHATTAHOOCHEE: 3 BR, 2 BA, 960 sf home ON
I ACRE where you can enjoy the country setting.
$49,900 C-7168








Still Available. Newly 800 sq. ft., 1500 sq.
renovated 3 BR, ft., 3000 sq. ft., 4500
fenced yard. HUD sq. ft. Easy Access.
applicants accepted. Roll-up Door. Loading
627-7693. Dock. Please call
4/27-5/04p Gadsden Mini-
Storage 850-875-
1077.
WAREHOUSE 4/27TF
SPACE FOR RENT:







2005 mobile home new roof.
70x1-6. Excellent con- washer / dr yer
edition. $26,500. 3-year hookups, CH/A.
warranty. 509-7108 Excellent condition.
4/27-5/11p Talquin Resorts, lot
155, w/1 acre mol
$48,000. Call 850-
1989 single wide 674-4290.
mobile home, 2 BR, 5/04&11p
1.5 BA. New addition,


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

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 06000206CPA

IN RE: The Estate of
HAROLD C. BERT,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of
the estate of HAROLD
C. BERT, deceased, File
Number 06000206CPA,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
Courity, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gadsden
County Courthouse,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentatives and the per-
sonal representatives'
attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file
their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate,
including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO


FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is
May 4, 2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
George H. Gwynn, of
Williams, Gautier,
Gwynn & DeLoach, P.A.
FBN: 0357537
Post Office Box 4128
Tallahassee, Florida
32315-4128
Telephone: 850-386-
3300

P e r s o n a I
Representatives:
Mary S. Bert
4486 Shady Rest Road
Havana, FL 32333

Charles H. Bert
1941 Shady Oak Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
05/04&11/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT OF
THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY

Case #: 06-000150-CA
Division #: A

REGIONS BANK D/B/A
REGIONS MORTGAGE
SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO UNION
PLANTERS BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

T. TRACY DEAN AND
JANET E. DEAN, HIS
WIFE; ET AL
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated
April 24, 2006, entered in
Civil Case No. 06-
000150-CA of the Circuit


See Legals B6


INVITATION TO BID
The School Board of Gadsden County is
accepting sealed bids on Seal Coating and
Re-striping of its Transportation Facility. The
facility is located at 720 South Stewart
Street, Quincy, Florida, 32351.

Bids will be accepted from qualified con-
tractors up until May 11, 2006 at 2:00 P.M.
(EST). Bids received after hour and date
specified, will not be accepted or consid-
ered. Bids will be opened publicly at the
above date and time in the office of the
Superintendent of Schools, Reginald C.
James, located at 35 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Blvd., Quincy, Florida, 32351.

Bid packages must be plainly marked on
the outside of the envelope as indicated
below:

BID: #0607-10 Transportation Park-
ing Lot-Gadsden District Schools
OPEN DATE:. Thursday, May 11, 2006
OPEN TIME: 2:00 P.M. (EST)
Bid tabulation with recommended awards
will be posted for review, by interested par-
ties, at the Superintendent's office by 11:00
A.M. on Friday, May 12, 2006. Failure to file
a protest with the District within the time
prescribed in Section 120.53(5), Florida
Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of pro-
ceeding under Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes. A recommendation will be made
to the School Board at their regular Board
Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at 6:00
P.M. Bidders are welcome to attend Bid
Opening and Board Meeting.

Successful bidders must furnish insurance
according to School Board schedule as
attached.

The school Board reserves the right to:
Reject any part, or all, of the bid received.
Be sole judge as to a substitute item being
equal.

Bid package may be picked up at the office
of Wayne Shepard, Director of Facilities,
Maintenance Department, 805 South
Stewart Street, Quincy, Florida, 32351.
If you have any questions, please call (850)
627-9888 between the hours of 7:30 A.M.
and 4:00 P.M.
4/27, 5/4&11/06c


NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSID-
ER ENACTMENT OF ORDI-
NANCE
Notice is hereby gvien to all concerned that
the City Commission of the City of Quincy,
Florida, intends, at a meeting in the City Hall
in Quincy, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on the 9th day
of May, A.D. 2006, and a meeting in the City
Hall in Quincy, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on the
23rd day of May, A.D. 2006 to consider the
enactment of the following proposed ordi-
nance entitled:
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING NEW
FEES FOR BUILDING DEPART-
MENT SERVICES, PROVIDING FOR
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THOSE
FEES BY RESOLUTION AND PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED
BY THE PEOPLE OF QUINCY:
Such ordinance may be inspected, and a
complete meets and bounds description
reviewed, by the public at the office of the
City Clerk in the City Hall in such City.
Interested parties may appear at the meet-
ing and be heard with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Commission with repsect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hear-
ing, he will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose, he may need to
innsure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeals is to be heard.
This 4th day of May, A.D. 2006
/s/ Sylvia Hicks, City Clerk
5/04/06c


SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
ADVERTISEMENT

The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida invites all interested
vendors to participate in the following request for Bids:

0607-04: Consumable Classroom/Office Supplies
Open Date: May 16, 2006 at 11:30 A.M. EST

0607-05: Paper (Multipurpose Business Grade)
Open Date: May 16, 2006 at 11:50 A.M. EST

Specifications can be obtained from the warehouse office,
Phone 850-627-9651-X275-276

The School Board of Gadsden County reserves the right to accept or
reject any/and or all bids in the best interest of the School Board.

Reginald C. James, Superintendent
Arduster House, Warehouse Foreman
4/27&5/04/06c


I LEGALS I







B6 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


FROM pg.B5
Court of the 2nd Judicial
Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein
REGIONS BANK D/B/A
REGIONS MORTGAGE
SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO UNION
PLANTERS BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff and T. TRACY
DEAN AND JANET E.
DEAN, HIS WIFE are
defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash, AT THE
SOUTH SIDE OF THE
COURTHOUSE LOCAT-
ED AT 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON STREET,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on May 25,
2006 the following
described property as set
forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE NORTH HALF
OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 15, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND RUN THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES
03 MINUTES 37 SEC-
ONDS WEST 693.88
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 56 MIN-
UTES 23 SECONDS
WEST 127.97 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 25 MINUTES
29 SECONDS. WEST
249.06 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 82 DEGREES
04 MINUTES 24 SEC-
ONDS WEST 1287.11
FEET; THENCE NORTH
77 DEGREES 52 MIIN-
UTES 40 SECONDS
WEST 862.35 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 53 MINUTES
53 SECONDS WEST
799.84 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 1319.40 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING CONTINUE
THENCE NORTH
250.00 FEET TO THE
.POINT ON THE
BOUNDARY OF WAY-
SIDE SUBDIVISION
(UNRECORDED);
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 51 MINUTES
22 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID BOUND-
ARY A DISTANCE OF
659.87 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 21 DEGREES
17 MINUTES 19 SEC-
ONDS EAST 633.13
FEET TO A POINT
BEING THE RADIUS
POINT OF A 50.00
FOOT RADIUS CUL-DE-
SAC; THENCE NORTH
51 DEGREES 48 MIN-
UTES 33 SECONDS
EAST 547.10 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
THE 50.00 FEET
THEREOF LYING RADI-
AL TO THE ABOVE
MENTIONED RADIUS
POINT BEING SUB-
JECT TO A 50.00 FOOT
RADIUS CUL-DE-SAC
FOR THE PURPOSE OF
INGRESS, EGRESS
AND UTILITIES AND
THE EASTERLY 10.00
FEET, THE SOUTH-
EASTERLY 10.00 FEET
AND THE WESTERLY
10.00 FEET SUBJECT
TO A 20.00 FOOT
DRAINAGE EASEMENT.
TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME PERMA-
NENTLY AFFIXED
THEREON. YEAR: 1997,
MAKE: DESTINY, VIN #
051917A AND 051917B.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 10
EAST JEFFERSTON
STREET, QUINCY, FL
32351 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF
YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at QUINCY,
Florida, this 28th day of
April, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court


Gadsden County, Florida
(SEAL)
By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
05/04&11/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2005-109-
CA-B


DIVISION


U.S. BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLA CAMPBELL
A/K/A CARLA A CAMP-
BELL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLO-


SURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure
dated April 24, 2006 and
entered in Case NO.
2005-109-CA-B of the
Circuit Court of the SEC-
OND Judicial Circuit in
and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
U.S. BANK, N.A., AS


TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff described property as set EAST 2295.0 FEET
and CARLA CAMPBELL forth in said Final ALONG THE NORTH
A/K/A CARLA A CAMP- Judgment: BOUNDARY OF SAID
BELL; JOHN R CAMP- QUARTER SECTION TO
BELL A/K/A J. REX COMMENCE AT THE THE POINT OF BEGIN-
CAMPBELL; are the NORTHWEST CORNER NING, THENCE CON-
Defendants, I will sell to OF THE SOUTHWEST TINUE SOUTH 89
the highest and best bid- QUARTER OF SEC- DEGREES 34 MINUTES
der for cash at SOUTH- TION 31, TOWNSHIP 3 EAST 320.0 FEET
SIDE STEPS OF THE NORTH, RANGE 2 ALONG SAID QUAR-
GADSDEN COUNTY WEST, GADSDEN TER LINE TO A POINT,
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE SOUTH 01
AM, on the 23rd day of AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREE 01 MINUTES
May, 2006, the following DEGREES 34 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST


340.00 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE
NORTH 78 DEGREES
16 MINUTES 16 SEC-
ONDS WEST 310.92
FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 4
DEGREES 26 MINUTES
WEST 280.0 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
CONTAINING 2.22
ACRES, MORE OR
LESS AND BEING A


PART OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 115 Buddy Lane,
Havana, FL 32333
WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court


on April 28, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
05/04&11/06c


1


Its a big, big world with a 1 o


events impact Gadsden Count


We'll look at those issues from- ti


Only In




Tbje abbttn Countp rtimte%



Sometimes what happens in Washington or London or Hong Kong has

a lot of impact on our little corner of the world we call home. Some are

obvious, some more subtle. We'll examine these events in local terms.





*Big World/Local Focus...another




reason more people are reading The




Gadsden County Times more often!







What national and international issues

are hitting close to your home?

Email your suggestions to Byron Spires

at gctimes@comcast.net






1jt !MabBbetn



"w^S^^Qlouatp dtme's


Gadsden County's Most-Read Newspaper!






The Gadsden County Times May 4,2006 B7


T1bjj 4Mboben Vouutp JIirme%


iUheC1senC


Frank Edwards
TUXEDO
R[NTALS

875-9840
1'2 mile pasl
PF'os Ohice on
Lake Talquin Road,
Ouincv,


Specializing in the Roofing Industry
Insured & Bonded
Office: 850-574.7900

hews mathewsandsons@yahoo.com


Mowing Driveways Food Plots
Debris Removal Loader Work
(850) 510-9552
Andrew Clark Insured


Office: (850) 575-1654
mobile: (850) 528-6993

GENE H. PFUND
Complete Tree Service
Tree Trimming & Take Down
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates


"For Service That's Best For You,
Put Your Trust In The Red, White & Blue!

FRANK EDWARDS
Lake Talquin Hwy
Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 875-9840
Tux Rentals, Tax Svc, Landscaping,
Concrete, Hauling, Painting & Insurance


Pat's Lawn Care Service
Specializing in Commercial & Residential
Lawn Mowing. Driveway & Sidewalk Edging.
Hedge Trimming Weed Eating *
* Blowing Driveways & Parking Lots Pine Straw.
Professional Lawn Care
Licensed & Insured


Contact: Pat Murray
Mobile: 850/933-5377


395 Raymond Road.
Havana, FL 32333


Front End Loader Harrowing Bush Hog
Grading Hauling Firewood
Mike Bryant
Backhoe & Tractor Work


V. '1


149 Ranch Road
Quincy, Florida 32351


'_, .. .
'n -: 2' '2! '
' *. ,. ,
W ed d' &E P

^. Wedding & Event F


Home: 875-4563
Cell: 509-2110


P an
planner


Telephone/Fax 850.627.2715
Home 850.875.1327
@ /,/ weddingsbyviolainc@yahoo.com
L www.geocities.com/weddingsbyviolainc/


Douglas M. Croley, Inc.
Nationwide Insurance
"On Your Side"
M.L. "Duck" Jones
Associate Agent
* Auto, Mobile Home, Homeowners, Boat
Workers Comp, Business General Liability


1560 Capital Circle NW
Ste. 3
Tallahassee, FL 32303


Tel 850-701-0344
Cell 850-545-0990
Fax 850-701-0347
joncsm56@nationwide.com


37 North Cleveland Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-2523 Fax 627-2583


SAVE $$ WITH OUR LOW RATES
HOME, MOBILE HOMES, AUTO
LIFE, HEALTH, DENTAL, MARINE
COMMERCIAL, MOTORCYCLE


GREG WADE
agent/owner


etlown







Unsung and often unnoticed, they make
our community a better place to live.

Every Month Only In

Tbe aabobtrn Count ime
Let us introduce you (or, in many cases, re-introduce you) to someone
in our community that takes volunteerism and sacrifice to the next level.
This series will lift your spirits as we spotlight those that are stepping
outside their jobs to make this a better community.

*Hometown Heroes... another reason

more people are reading The

Gadsden County Times more often!

If you know someone you'd call
a Hometown Hero for his/her efforts
outside the job to make this a better
community, please let us know.
Email your suggestions to Editor Alice
DuPont at gctimes@comcast.net


Gadsden County's Most-Read Newspaper!

Gadsden County's Most-Read Newspaper!


BOB'S SATELLITE
1100 ZORN RD. BAINBRIDGE, GA 39817
CELL: 229-254-1296


hJ
DIRECT,

1-800-901-2923



The Baha'i Faith
If you believe:
that God loves everyone;
that the purpose of life is to love God in return;
that you love God by reflecting His virtues;
that God wants to guide you, not punish you; and
that God's guidance is available in every major reli-
gion, then visit www.bahai.org and explore the
teachings of Baha'u'llah the most recent source
of God's guidance as found in the Baha'i Faith. Or
call 1-800-22-UNITE

For more information on the Baha'i Faith contact
Mary or Bill Leonard at 539-3379
bahai9@bellsouth.net
Join us for Devotions every Sunday at 11 am
and for Study Circles every Sunday at 5 pm


.. ... .-* --


GARY D. NAPIER
SALES
(850) 875-4200 Office (850) 875-3217 Fax
1-800-490-1607 Toll Free
(850) 209-1451 Cell (850) 592-3259 Home
CHEVROLET-BUICK OF QUINCY, INC.
2039 W. Jefferson Street Quincy, Florida 32351


Something old, something new,
we know there's something
here just for you!!!


BARGAIN

CENTER
2121 W. Jefferson St.
Quincy, FL
850-627-7181
ChristTown's Mission...
Changing Lives By Christ Centered Living
DONATIONS APPRECIATED!
Good used clothing, furniture, appliances,
cars, boats... we are 501(c)(3)
Open
Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm


850-933-4543.








ULTIMATE IMAGE AUTo

(850) 877-7222
'"g, *Very Large Selection to
choose from
*All trade-ins are welcome
*Best Rates As Low As 4.50%
*FREE Warranty on Every
Vehicle Sold
GOOD CREDIT.
Tyrone Davis BAD CREDIT

0', oe IT DOESN'T MATTER!
Su C Call TYRONE,
'Do a He's making it happen
S s.,a IThe Ultimate Way!


Ask About Our First
Time Buyers Programs!


Who's #1 in Real Estate? You Are!


Call Today 850-421-0026
mary Youngblood-Shaw, ReaCtor
CALL DIRECT (850) 556-1142
BUYING OR SELLING?
Homes or Land (Lot or Acreage)
CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PRE-BUYERS OR LISTING APPOINTMENT


DuPont
... INSURANCE AGENCY
Sylvia DuPont
Phone: (850) 513-1600
Fax: (850) 513-1601 ....


Home Auto Life Health Group
Casualty Commercial
2627 S. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301


Safford
Pressure Washing
Talk "Dirt" to me Steve Saffobrd
Double Wide Mobile Home $45
Single Wide Mobile Home $35
Call for estimates on larger sizes

856-5073


I sL ) 1 1 \I' .sAu '
S-~- rilN TORAGL
SOLUTIONS i!


Johnny "Mac" Brown


I.T.l


Low DOWN PAYMENT
No CREDIT CHECK
CASH DISCOUNTS
FREE DELIVERY WITHIN 30 MILES
90 DAYS SAME As CASH
"Free Picnic Table With Sale"
See Johnny "Mac" Brown

Southern Storage Solutions
1527 Pat Thomas Pkwy.
Quincy, Florida 32351


INSURANCE ONE


BBB


State Certified
Anthony Math


- ,- -






B8 The Gadsden County Times May 4, 2006


RFM Celebrates Easter


Debbie Maxwell's first grade class enjoyed the week before Easter break with a party and art projects with
Mrs. Nancy VanLandingham, art teacher, that included making Easter bonnets. They paraded through the
school halls to show off the finished hats to the high school on Thursday and then took a trip to Mary Pat
Thomas' grandmother's home for an egg hunt and party.
A third grade egg hunt was the highlight of the week for ninth graders and a few sophomores as well as
third. The freshmen were asked to hide eggs for "Miss Carolyn's" party.
Pictured in the front two rows are the third graders at the egg hunt. Ninth and tenth grades are behind the
class. First row- Karleebeth Perkins, Kay Fletcher, Victoria Anderson, Lucas Jackson, Khusbu Patel,
Nathan Simmons. Second row- Allen Smith, Will Harris, Max Baroody, Ramsey Higdon, Ryanh Moore,
Erica Taylor, Jake Branson, Atticus Stephens and Megan Watson

Magnet 3rd graders march for 'Dimes'


Shula Riggins 3rd Grade class
at Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School has demonstrated what
love is all about by exemplifying
one of its character" education
value words, "compassion".
The class has helped the March
of Dimes fight prematurity by
purchasing almost 200 March of
Dimes shoes.
The goal was to purchase $100
worth of shoes. A donation of
$100 could provide 10 families of
babies in newborn intensive care
with information and support to
ease their fears and uncertainty.
Third grade student Chelsea
Murphy stated "I'm glad to have
helped someone in need, because

Gadsden

County
school menu

Friday, May 5
Breakfast: Assorted cereal with
toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Cinco de Mayo Day
Monday, May 8
Breakfast: 100% assorted juice,
grits, sausage links and toast.
Lunch: Hamburger steak with
gravy and rice, sweet peas, diced
peaches, cookie.
Tuesday, May 9
Breakfast: 100% assorted juice,
breakfast muffin, cereal.
Lunch: Fried chicken fajita
strips with roll, red beans and
rice, cinnamon apple sauce.
Wednesday, May 10
Breakfast: Cheese grits with
biscuit and ham, variety of mixed
fruit.
Lunch: Macaroni and cheese
with turkey and roll, green beans,
sliced apples.
Thursday, May 11
Breakfast: Assorted cereal with
toast, 100% fruit juice or fruit.
Lunch: BBQ chicken with roll,
candied yams, seasoned mixed
vegetables, cherry-cobbler.

St. John students
winners in district
science fair
We are so excited about our
winners of the Gadsden County
School District's Elementary
Science Fair.
The winners first entered the
school competition Science Fair
and then went on to compete
against other students in the
district.
The following are the school's
winners:
Second Place, Pre-K Individual,
Destiny Wood
Third Place, Kindergarten
Individual, Jordan Brown
Second Place, Kindergarten
Group, Howard's Class
First Place, Second Grade
Group, Given's Class
Third Place, Third Grade
Group, Hampshire's Class
Third Place, Fourth Grade
Individual, Nakia Baldwin
Thanks for reading
Gadsden County's
Most-Read
Newspaper...
ht (uaN itben


if it were me or a family member
I would want others to do the
same."
GEMS third graders are proud
of their gracious act of kindness.
Therefore on April 29 they
continued to help alter the course


of many lives by participating in
Walk America.
According to the Team
Captains, Marilyn Basford and
Angela Suber the school reached
a total goal of $566.


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners invites you to a series of
Community Visioning Charettes/Workshops to
receive public input on the future development
policies of the County as a whole and in local com-
munities within the County. The primary focus of
these meetings is to:

* Identify future growth of the area using population fore-
cast;
* Priorities for economic development;
* Preservation of open space, environmentally sensitive
lands, and agricultural lands;
* Appropriate areas and standards for mixed use develop-
ment;
* Appropriate areas and standards for high-density com-
mercial and residential development;
* Appropriate areas and standards for economic develop-
ment opportunities and employment centers;
* Provisions for adequate workforce housing;
* An efficient, interconnected multimodal transportation
system; and
* Opportunities to create land use patterns that accommo-
date the items addressed above including consideration of
Urban Service Boundaries.

County staff and the County's consulting firm,
Optimum Enterprises, Inc. will be on hand to provide
a brief presentation on the visioning process and pres-
ent alternatives and strategies for addressing the focus
topics. Other topics for discussion are encouraged.
The dates, times and locations for these meetings
are listed below.

Quincy Area:
Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room 7-East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL

Gretna Area:
Thursday, May 18,2006 at 7:00 p.m.
City of Gretna City Hall 14615 Main Street, Gretna,
FL

Havana Area:
Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Havana Public Library 203 E. 5 th Street, Havana, FL

Chattahoochee Area:
Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
City of Chattahoochee Council Meeting Room 613
Chattahoochee Street, Chattahoochee, FL

Greensboro Area:
Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
West Gadsden High School Auditorium Meeting
Room 559 Greensboro Highway, Greensboro, FL

Midway Area:
Thursday, June 22,2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Department of Transportation Meeting Room 17
Commerce Blvd, Midway, FL

We hope that you can make it to one or more of these
meetings and participate in the decision making
process concerning the future of your community and
county. Please call the Growth Management
Department at 850-875-8663 if you have any ques-
tions or send an e-mail to stocks@gadsdengov.net.
5/4 -l/15t/l06c


First graders pictured are: Front row- Taylor Parsons, Becca Branson; Middle row- Knute Isley,
Kaci Hall, Sierra Bohannon, Vena Mills, Mallory Lashley, Morgan Bot, Mary Pat Thomas, Seth
Tremblay; Back row- Hannah Pope, Farrah Blount, Joey Fallis, Katie Howell, Nick Reynolds,
Andrew Higdon, Reilly Allman, Jenna Branson, Cameron Campbell, and "Miss Debbie."



(Gadls( ttsden. (0Co unt1 y) SBest





Agape's Subway
"Smokehouse" 875-4782
Hometown BBQ
627-2901 Russo's
/ 27-20 627-9800


The Carriage G&G Carribban
Factory G&G Carribbean
627-2895 627347


Domino's Pizza









_____---------- 0E-HHHH--
875-8300


Jinjin
Chinese, American & Japanese Cuisine
627-7310


Pizza Hut
875-2828


Winn-Dixie
Deli & Bakery

627-1134








.#


AIR CONDITIONING
Legacy Hyundai


ATTORNEY
Hal Richmond


AUTO INSURANCE
Shiver Insurance
Group, LLC

AUTO SERVICE
A-1 Auto Services, Inc.


CELLULAR PHONES
PC Wireless


DETAILING
McCall's Automotive


MUFFLER
Story's American
Muffler Shop

OIL CHANGES
Legacy Hyundai

PARTS & ACCESSORIES
CarQuest Auto Parts

TIRE SALES
W&L Tire & Wheel Co.

TOWING
Big Ben Wrecker &
Auto Body, Inc.

TRANSMISSION SERVICE
Mr. Transmission


REMEMBER! Check-Out Ou:.r.::

-Car Cdre.Soction EACHMONTHI...