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Graduation
From Havana to Chattahoochee
parents and friends shared proud
moments as the Class of 2006
graduated...Page 9


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the Bulge, one of the first
African-American Marines....A
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budget
Gadsden County School
Board wrestles with
deficit budget.
Page 3

Web of

crime
The GCSO has a new
tool to snare criminals.
Page 15

Child abuse
charged
The father of nearly a
dozen children is charged
with abusing two girls.
Page 10


County,

TMH meet

over ER

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
County Manager Marlon Brown
said Tuesday that talks with
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to
operate an urgent care facility at
the Gadsden Community
Hospital emergency room are
continuing.
Brown and Ed Dixon, county
commission chairman, met last
Friday afternoon with TMH
officials to "clear up some issues
so that we can move forward."
Brown said the county was under
the impression that TMH would
operate the urgent care facility
and TMH was under the
impression that they would
"help" the county get the facility
up and running.
"Their proposal was they would
run the entire hospital (when it
opens) exclusively. That's not
what we wanted. We wanted' an
open process so that other
companies could apply. We want
to avoid another situation like the
one we had with Ashford,"
See HOSPITAL on Page 10


Gretna

Clinic to


reopen
By Brian Dekle
Times Intern
A Gretna primary care clinic
run by FAMU nursing and FSU
medical students will open its
doors to area patients once again,
after a several-month hiatus.
The clinic, located next to the
Gretna post office, will officially
be back in business July 27. After
nine months without a director,
FAMU Associate Dean of
Nursing Dr. Doris Ballard-
Ferguson is taking the helm,
spearheading operations of the
See CLINIC on Page 16


Photo by Byron Spires
Summer rec programs like this girls softball league abound in Gadsden County this summer,
giving both kids and parents something to do.


What'sakidtodo?

Gadsden summer camps, sports plentiful!


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern
For many students across America, summer
vacation is nothing more than an end of school and
a beginning of lethargic, couch-potato-like
behaviors.
For Gadsden County children, however, summer
can be so much more, thanks to a whole slough of
programs hosted by local recreation leaders aimed
at getting young men and women away from the
computer or television screen and into baseball
fields, swimming pools, etc.
Recreation departments from around the county
will host summer camps and summer sports
throughout the months of May, June, July and
August. Gadsden County Parks and Recreation,
City of Quincy Parks and Recreation, City of
Chattahoochee Recreation Department and City of
Havana Recreation Department are all providing
activities for area youngsters at different dates and
times, but all share a similar goal:,to get kids
active and healthy in mind and body during the
summer months. In addition, the Gadsden County
School Board is offering a summer enrichment
program.
"When school is out kids need an opportunity to
experience other things besides class. They need to
see what other stuff life offers like being
physically fit and active," Quincy Parks and,
Recreation Director Reginald Cunningham said.
"This is a computer generation, and the stuff on
computers is making children lazy. Parents need to
know that they need to get their kids out from in


front of the computer and get them out and active."
Cunningham added that obesity begins at a
young age in this generation, and children need to
know about eating healthy and exercising. "Sitting
at home is not going to help that," he said.
Cunningham, along with Stacey Hannigon-
Brown, program coordinator for Quincy Parks and
Recreation, say Quincy's summer camp is an
excellent way to accomplish this. The camp, open
to Gadsden County ,children ages five to 12, runs
from June 5 to July 8, and registration began May
8. Lunch and all activities, including outdoor
sports, indoor sports, arts and crafts and swimming
lessons, are included with a $35 weekly fee.
Quincy Parks and Recreation also offers Tae
Kwon Do throughout the summer for both children
and adults; the next session begins May 31.
Swimming lessons are also available Monday
through Friday at the Quincy.Parks and Recreatidn
pool for two dollars a day. On weekends the pool
will be available for open swimming for 50 cents.
To register, or for more information on any
programs offered by Quincy Parks and Recreation
or to volunteer to assist with these programs and
others, call 875-2255 or stop by the Joe Ferolito Jr.
Recreation facility, 122 North Graves Street.
The City of Chattahoochee will hold a similar
camp for the children of Gadsden County. The city
offers a six-week camp from June 12 to July 21 for
children ages six to 14. Monday through
Wednesday students will play a variety of sports
and games, and on Thursday they will go on a field
trip. Cost for the Chattahoochee camp is $10 a
See SUMMER REC on Page 16


Bogan new



Quincy



manager

By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
In a surprise move, Bill Bogan
was named permanent Quincy
city manager Tuesday night.
The city commission voted four
to one in favor of Bogan taking
over the helm of the city,
commissioner Derrick Elias
being the lone nay vote.
Elias voiced concerns during
the debate to hire Bogan that the
city was moving too quickly in
replacing Banks. I1e said the city
should advertise the position and
allow the interviewing process to
determine the best person for the
job.
It was not Bogan, he said, that
he objected to, but the way in New Quincy City Manager
See BOGAN on Page 16 Bill Bogan


No rosy picture in

Quincy forensic au d it


By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
Quincy's forensic auditors did
not paint a rosy picture Tuesday
night about the city's finances or
its bookkeeping procedures.
Since the audit is only about 60
percent complete, John Thomas,
CPA of Thomas, Howell and
Ferguson, told commissioners he
would not give any specifics as
data is inconclusive at this point.'
He did say, however, that there
were some very pervasive
weaknesses in the internal
bookkeeping.
He added that the auditors had
identified a number of items that
would need to be followed up
before the audit was complete.
Some he said were significant
issues.
Thomas said that fund balances
had been a problem, that entries
had not been made timely, and
that auditors were having a


problem finding where
disbursements had been made. -...
Each commissioner and the
senior management personnel
had been contacted and ,
interviewed. Thomas said the
auditors were received well and
that Sylvia Hicks, city clerk (who
was chosen. as the commission's
intermediary) and interim finance
director Christie Joyner had
provided the auditors with
requested information.
The auditors are looking at the
last four years of financial
statements that cover a five-year
period for all of the city's
transaction. The tremendous
amount of information requested,
he said, was taxing the city's
staff.
"You do not have enough
service available in the finance
department," Thomas said to the
commission. He said that the
See AUDIT on Page 16


Hometown Hero...


Call Bill.


Bill Mock: A life full
of QMT, Scouts,
church and family
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Bill Mock, the executive director
responsible for Training and Safety
at Talquin Electric, has esily
volunteered more than 100,000
hours in Gadsden County since he
moved here.
Mock is the epitome of a
Hometown Hero. Whatever the
endeavor, he'll dive right in and
help.


He loves to volunteer.


For the past 24 years he has been
involved with every apsect of the
Quincy Music Theatre. From
helping build sets, to directing, to
acting, he's done it all. He currently
is the manager director and sits on
the Board of Directors.
Mock said he got involved with
the QMT when his oldest son,
Greg, who was then 11, asked
permission to try out for a
production of Oliver. "I always got
involved in what my kids were
doing, so when he wanted to act on
stage I went to support him," he
said.
Support wasn't all he did. Nancy
Lodman, who was his voice at the
First Presbyterian Church where he
attends, encouraged him to take a


spot in the production.
"I was just going to help build the
sets, and she said all I had to do
was stand there which wasn't quite
true," he said. He went from
volunteering to build sets to the
spotlight.
"Grease paint gets in your blood, I
guess. But working with QMT has
been rewarding."
Several of the young people he
interacted with during his years
with QMT have gone on to make
careers in theatre.
"Several have earned degrees in
theatre and I'm especially proud of
them because they got their start
here with us, "Mock said.
See 'BILL MOCK on Page 16


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2 The Gadsden County Times May 25, 2006


River Oak gets mixed use approval


Retail, business, residential

to be mixed in 850 acre area

By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

A Comprehensive Plan amendment was passed by the
Gadsden County Planning and Zoning Board Monday
night allowing a land use district designation change on
823 acres from Agriculture-3 (Ag-3) to Mixed Use
(MU), Rural Residential (RR), Ag-2 and conservation.
River Oak Plantation is located north of U.S.
Highway 90 between the city limits of Quincy and
Little River.
This piece of property has been the focal point of
several discussions over the past two years. The
property is intended for use as a retail, business and
residential subdivision.
This is the first step in creating the multi-use of the
823 acres intended for a shopping center, office
complex, apartments and single-family housing.
In order to approve the River Oak Plantation request
the board had to first approve a series of land use text
revisions to the county's comprehensive plan. The text
changes are primarily intended to amend the criteria
and standards in the Rural Residential land use
category, establishing a mixed use and high-density
residential land use category.
Much of the night's debate centered on the text
amendments and specifically the need for central
sewage systems.
: Package sewer plants, such as the one planned at The
Highlands, near Lake Talquin were seriously discussed.
That particular package plant, once constructed, will be
given to Talquin Electric to operate. Talquin currently
operates seven sewer plants in three counties.
The package plants are being considered as an
alternative to a central sewer system. A package
sewer system is a self-contained sewage disposal plant
that could service one or more subdivisions. They are
similar, to their larger brothers but cater to smaller
numbers of homes. They require a way to dispose of
the effluent (treated water) the same as their larger
counterparts.
: Currently there are several in the county including
one at West Gadsden High School and the rest area at
the western end of the county on Interstate 10.
Board member Larry Ganus had concerns over
creating a high-density (allowing up to 12 units per
acre) land use category without the benefit of a nearby
central sewage system. Ganus said he could see the
county eventually having spotted areas of high density,
an idea he did not like.
Marion Lasley, a local activist, had similar concerns
including opposition to sewage package plants.
Lasley wanted the high-density areas to be close to
already existing central sewage systems such as
Quincy. She was against creating 12-units-per-acre uses
in what are now open spaces in the county.
Her idea was that the high density should be
concentrated near city urban service areas and then
move out from that area.
Board member Willard Rudd had a different opinion.
Rudd said he was comfortable with the package plants.
He told the board of his own experiences with a
package plant.
"They have to be permitted by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)," Rudd
said. In addition they must be maintained by a


Photo by Byron Spires
Urban Planner, Bob Cambric, speaks to the P and
Z board about future growth in the county.
licensed operator and periodically checked by DEP,
Rudd said.
"Gadsden County is a bedroom community for Leon
County, the growth is coming," Rudd said. Package
plants he said were a way to allow, growth in the
county, in hopes that in the future they could be
connected into a larger system.
Charles Hayes, utility director with the City of Gretna,
explained the process of being permitted for a package
plant. Hayes said that the chances of a homeowners
association being permitted to operate a package plant
was extremely slim. The possibility that a homeowners
association would be in charge of the system had been
discussed extensively during the debate.
Hayes said that expanding a central system would be
very expensive. He said that an upgrade of the Gretna
facility in 1995 had cost $3 million. The cost of
expanding their system would be astronomical.
Urban planner Bob Cambric, representing River Oak
Plantation, told the board that the issue was going to be
the growth of the county. He suggested that the board
look at the specific issues concerning growth and work
toward a common goal. He suggested that the
county involve the development community in the
process of deciding what direction the county intended
to go, especially concerning central water and sewage.
On the sewage system dilemma, Cambridge said that
package plants were better that single septic tanks.
Tim Waddle, director of water service with Talquin
Electric, had a warning for the board. Waddle said that
package plants would draw new subdivisions into their
area. His concern was that property around a
subdivision would look at the package plants as a
reason to expand or create new subdivisions.
The cost of a package plant would be in the $500,000
to $1 million range. The process through DEP would
take about a year he said.
Waddle said that sewer is important to growth and
that sewer was always going to be the issue
surrounding future growth in the county.
The board passed the text amendments with changes
including the criteria that high density uses are included
in urban service areas (near central water and sewage).
The planning and zoning board meets as an advisory
board only. The Gadsden County Board of County
commissioners make all final decisions.


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The Gadsden County Times May 25, 2006 3





Overspending an issue at school board

Comptroller recommends freezing all expenditures for remainder of the year


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

The Gadsden County School
District may overspend state
appropriations in certain areas by
some $647,000 by the end of the
fiscal year, but there will still be
money in the bank for next year,
Assistant Comptroller Bonnie
Wood told the school board
Monday.
Wood estimates revenues will
run about $105,000 behind
expectations and that expenses
for payroll, transportation,
employee leave, and some other
items may exceed state
appropriations by a collective
$647,000.
In spite of that, Wood said, the
board should see a balance of
$850,000 in the Categorical and
Specifically Funded portion of
the General Fund when the fiscal
year ends.
A rise in fuel costs, repair parts
for an aging bus fleet, and
unexpected renovations account
for $225,000 of the overspent
amount, according to Assistant
Superintendent of Finance Jay


Corbett.
Other areas that play part in the
overspending include personnel
salaries and benefits, which may
go over budget by $200,000;
sick and vacation leave payoff
for retiring teachers and
administrators, which may cost
the school district $125,000
more than allowed; and overtime
pay, which may cost $25,000
more than appropriated.
Monies covering
overexpenditures will likely
come out of the General Fund's
FEFP and Local Fund, a "rainy
day" non-earmarked allotment
for general projects. Although
the account began the year with
a balance of $508,000, because
of overspending and revenues
being down, this portion of the
General Fund could be overspent
by as much as $244,000 by the
fiscal year's end, Wood said.
This could result in money
being taken from the Categorical
and Specifically Funded portion
of the General Fund to alleviate
the overexpenditure in the rainy
day fund, resulting in a total
General Fund balance of only


about $644,000. This is
significantly less than the almost
$2.5 million the school district
had left over last year.
Corbett admits these are all
conservative estimates, and it is
likely the school district will end
up with far more money than
was reported to the board
Monday.
The school district expects to
be reimbursed for costs
associated with transporting
students to and from Title I, 21st
Century Project and Crossroad
Charter School by the year end.
This, as well as a recent
$49,000 workers compensation
refund, and other "last minute"
income, will help offset some of
the revenue loss and ultimately
help boost depleted rainy day
funds.
Nonetheless, Wood suggested
freezing all expenditures, except
those absolutely necessary for
operations, in hopes of keeping a
positive balance in the FEFP and
Local Fund.
District two board member
Judge Helms, Jr. expressed
concerns regarding these


overages, particularly extra
hours and overtime, saying the
board had discussed the issue
previously and that it should
have been resolved.
District five board member and
board chairman Roger Milton
concurred, saying there needs to
be written procedures in place
for notification of the board
when a project is going over
budget. Superintendent Reginald
James agreed, and Corbett said
he would work with the board
more in the future to -let them
know of overages.
Helms suggested looking at bus
routes and trip schedules to see
if there is any way to cut down
on unnecessary routes, and thus
fuel costs. Wood added the
entire transportation : budget
needs a careful review to make
sure it is invoicing the maximum
adequate amount to serve the
common need.
District three board 'member
and board vice chairman Issac
Simmons asserted that a plan
needs to be put in place that
would require board approval on
certain expenditures in hopes it


Block scheduling at EGHS gets okay


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Following a heated discussion,
actions taken by the Gadsden
County School Board mean
fewer, longer classes in the school
day for East Gadsden High
School students.
At Tuesday's regular school
board meeting, board members
voted four to one to implement
block scheduling at EGHS
beginning next year. Block
scheduling means students will
have only four 90-minute classes
during the day, as opposed to six
or seven shorter classes they had
during the 2005-2006 school
term.
Students will also take a
different set of classes in the
spring and fall semesters under
the blxok.-', stCler.
S ,p: ii:me, ..lei-,l RKe ,_" iin d i.,n :,
recommendedd that Llthe .1-L.Uil
pass, but District two board
member Judge Helms Jr.
expressed concerns that the
system would not work any better
than it did from 1996 to 2001,
when it was used in all Gadsden
County high schools.
EGHS Principal William
Harvey, who was called to
address the board on the new
scheduling system, responded that
he and other administrators had
observed PACE Academy's block
system, and concluded that it
would work better than the
current system at EGHS.


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Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-1


Block scheduling, Harvey told
the board, would give students the
opportunity to earn up to 32
credits during their high school
careers, significantly more than
the 24 required to graduate. This
affords students who may be
behind in credit count and, thus at
risk of not graduating, a chance to
catch up, he said.
The block system would also
make students safer by reducing
movement in the halls from
changing classes, often a key time
of violence, Harvey said.
Helms responded that EGHS
may see an influx of students who
are behind in credits from West
Gadsden High School. In
addition, students may not retain
the information they learned in
fuist semester classes during the
second semester, or may have a
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He also expressed concerns that
EGHS teachers have not been
properly trained to teach 90-
minute classes and courses that
would be a total of 15 hours
shorter under the block system.
Harvey asserted that PACE
teachers would train teachers
during the summer, if the block
system is implemented.
District five board member and
board chairman Roger Milton
expressed concerns about keeping
a student in school for an
additional year after he had
completed his required 24 credit


hours. This, he said, may hurt
grade point averages by
overloading a student with
unnecessary courses.
Students take standardized tests
in February, before taking second
semester courses, under the block
system. Because of this, Milton
added, he was concerned that
these students would do poorly on
tests, since they hadn't yet taken
second semester courses.
James, District one board
member Eric Hinson and District
four board member Charlie Frost
all said despite these concerns, the
pros with block scheduling
outweigh the cons, and now is the
time to change because of lack of
progress under the old system.
Hinson added he felt the
problem was not with block
scheduling, but with curriculum.
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at whether or not the system
worked and vote accordingly.
James said no, but said he would
change the system if it didn't
work.
"If I see it's a flop, certainly we
won't do that anymore," James
said.
The motion ultimately passed
four to one, with Hehnlms voting
"no" on the initiative.
In other school board actions
Tuesday night:
Board members unanimously
voted to defer action on two
student expulsions, pending a


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hearing.
* Board members voted to defer
action on at least two position
appointments until next week,
following a request by District 3
board member Issac Simmons to
discuss some concerns he had
regarding the appointments with
James.
* Recognized WGHS student
Khara Fleming for her
participation in the Florida
History fair.
* Recognized Cumulus
Broadcasting and Gulf 104 for a
$410 donation to Gadsden County
Schools.
* Recognized the Florida
Division of Forestry for a $6,639
donation to Gadsden County
Schools.
* Recognized Maurine Knight
as a recipient of the Sherry Smith
Fellowship, an -., ,Il that,
provides money for teaches to
travel abroad.
* Recognized Havana Middle
School for winning the regional
PTA Parent Involvement Award.
Recognized Salem United
Methodist Church for winning the
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would get departments to adhere
to their budgeted fund
allocations. James responded by
saying, "that process is coming."
Following the report on the
current general fund status,
Corbett outlined a speculative,
"very preliminary" budget
outline for next year, taking into
account expected funding
increases and decreases for
particular projects next year and
expected revenue.
His report, although admittedly
a far cry from the final
projections, asserted that the
local school district will have
"more than enough" money to


fund projects next year, perhaps
over $2,000,000 more.
Finally, James said there needs
to be a "belt tightening" in the
budget, particularly regarding
personnel, so the school board
will be able to give teachers a
raise soon. At the meeting's
close, Milton implored board
members to look at the
preliminary projections and to
talk to the superintendent about
their positions on certain items. "
Tuesday's meeting was just
one of several workshops that
will be held before the final
budget is decided.


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*. *..s Wal-Mart chooses teacher Jennifer Humphrey


Photo by Alice DuPont
Photo by Alice DuPont


Wal-Mart officials present Jennifer Humphrey, George W. Munroe Elementary fifth grade
teacher, with a check for $1,000 for winning Wal-Mart's "Teacher of the Year Award".
Pictured, I-r, Sean Hughes, student; Shane Griffin, Wal-Mart assistant manager; Ethelyn
Cunningham, Munroe assistant principal; Humphrey; and students Travon Neal, Furdoll
Cannon, Abraham Nino, and Devontrez Williams.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Jennifer Humphrey, a fifth
grade teacher at George W.
Munroe Elementary School in
Quincy, has shopped at Wal-Mart
many times, but she never
expected to be chosen as the local
store's 2006 Teacher of the Year.
"I was shocked when they
walked into my classroom. I can't
remember being so surprised," she
said Wednesday morning after
Shane Griffin, Wal-Mart's
assistant store manager, and
Miranda McMillian, a Wal-Mart
associate, walked in carrying a
super-sized check for $1,000 and
an armload of other goodies.
The check went to the school,
and Humphrey received a plaque,
a $100 Wal-Mart gift card, and a
Wal-Mart teacher of the year T-
shirt decorated with a red apple.
The first thing Humphrey did
when she learned she had won was
call her husband, Ryan. "He was
as excited as I was," she said.
The family will have to put off
celebrating for a few days,
however.


"I have four children, and two
of my girls are involved in softball,
so tonight we'll just celebrate at
the ball game," Humphrey said.
Earlier in the year, Humphrey
was chosen by her peers as teacher
of the year for George W. Munroe
Elementary and was publicly
honored last Friday night by the
school district along with other
teachers of the year during a dinner
at the National Guard Armory.
Griffin said the difference in
the Wal-Mart honor is that
customers made the selection,
instead of fellow teachers. "We
had a ballot box at the front of the
store a few months back, and
people wrote in the name of the
teacher of their choice. Any
teacher in the county was eligible.
We counted the ballots, and the
teacher who got the most votes
was the winner," Griffin said.
A native of Chattahoochee,
Humphrey said she has always
wanted to be a teacher. "As a little
girl, I would line up my Cabbage
Patch dolls and pretend they were
the students. We had a ping pong
table, and, when you folded it in
half, that made the perfect chalk


board and you could write on it,"
Humphrey said.
The desire to be a teacher
stayed with Humphrey and she is
now in her fourth year as a teacher
in Munroe.
"I've always been a fifth grade
teacher and, for me, it's kind of
bittersweet. When they (the
students) leave me, they go on to
the middle school and I don't see
them anymore," she said.
Always committed to her
students, Humphrey has decided to
put her gift card right back into the
classroom. "I chair the fifth grade,
and we're going to have a
graduation ceremony for the
students. We're running a little low
on funds, so I'm going to use that
money to help cover the cost of
souvenirs for the graduates," she
said.
Bonnie Blitch, Munroe
principal, said the $1,000 will be
used to purchase educational
materials to enhance learning. The
materials will fit into Humphrey's
educational philosophy of children
learning through hands-on
experiences.


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PINIONS


Bontemplations 1







Remembering graduation

As I sat through three high school graduations wondering who it was that gave us "the
last week, I was reminded of my own challenge" to be the best men and women we
graduation 40 years ago this month. could be.
As my class gets ready to celebrate this What I remember most about that speech, and
milestone with a three-day reunion affair, it what frightened most, was the speaker kept
dawned on me that the more things change the saying that we were on our own now. I wanted
more they stay the same in many ways. The out my parents' house to see what the world had
graduates seemed to be louder and there was to offer, but I certainly didn't want to be on my
definitely more (unwanted) audience own. I wanted to work because I always liked
participation. I don't know if they were that having my own money, but I didn't want to
happy or if they've never been taught that there work enough to pay rent and utilities.
are some occasions that call for quiet. I am not now and never have tried to get
School officials at East Gadsden felt it through this world without safety net or a
necessary to print on the program the following: lifeline. And on the night of my own graduation,
"A graduation ceremony is an important event I felt the speaker was telling me that the party
for all participants. We ask that students and was over. That I had nothing to look forward to
guests act in a dignified manner so that we can but work, work, and more work. I spent many
provide lasting positive memories for the anxious hours in the days that followed
graduates." worrying about the things the speaker had said.
It's a shame to even feel the need to put that on The speakers this year said some pretty harsh
the program, but from past experience, I things about what to expect out of life too. I
suppose officials have to do the best they can s o hat shouldn't sugarcoat
under trying circumstances. As the evening suppose they felt that they shouldn't sugarcoat
progressed, it became apparent to me that they anything. But, give me a break, they are still
progressed, it became apparent to me that they kids for the most part.
had to do something, but appealing to the sense or the g raduating seniors, I say there will be
of decorum of those who attended didn't work. To the graduating seniors, I say there will be
There were seats in the stands but some people enough time deal with life's hardships as they
preferred to stand in the doorways and lined the come. You will deal with the backstabbing in
back of the gymnasium three and four deep. the work place, but I have found that most
I don't know why some people came to people aren't that way and the ones who are,
graduation at West Gadsden and East Gadsden, sooner or later, weed themsleves out. You will
they talked through the graduation. have the problems that come with personal
There must be a reason, though I can't think of relationships involving husbands, wives and
one, why people insist on bringing babies to partners. If the love and patience are there on
graduations. I saw a couple of babies at one both sides, you will stick it out. If not, you will
ceremony that hadn't been on earth more than divorce and move on (sometimes that's better)
three or four months, yet someone had taken the with your lives. But along the way there will be
time to dress them, bundled them up and bring fun, excitement, and travel. You will meet new
them to a place that was cramped, enclosed and people and some will become lifelong friends.
filled up with germs. There will be more laughter than tears and more
The keynote speakers were good, all of them. sunshine than rain.
Some of the graduates listened and some did Pay attention to what the speakers said, they
not. Forty years from now, when they have their were right too, but don't forget to live life while
class reunion, some will no doubt be like me, you're making a living.


May is Foster Care Month

Dear Editor,

The Department of Children
and Families, district two, and
Big Bend Community-Based
Care, the lead agency for foster
care and adoptions, would like to
take this opportunity to pay
tribute to the foster parents in
our communities.
Foster parents open their
homes and hearts to children
who have been abused and
neglected and to those whose
families are unwilling or unable
to care for them. Foster parents
unselfishly give their time to
mentor and nurture the children
in their care and provide the love
and support that all children
need. The rewards of their
efforts cannot be measured
because they are priceless. The
foster parents in our local area
deserve recognition and support
for their amazing dedication and
commitment.
The Florida Department of
Children and Families and our


community-based care providers
believe that every child deserves
to live in a good home and in a
positive family environment. As
our communities continue to
grow, it is important that foster
homes are always ready and
available to meet the needs of
any child who may need care.
Currently, there are 506
foster children who live in
licensed homes in the 14-county
area of district two. As victims
of abuse and neglect, these
children have not had stable
lives. Fortunately, it is not too
late for them to be helped.
Helping children is one of
life's greatest gifts. We
encourage you to consider
becoming a licensed foster
parent or to help in some other
way. For more information,
please contact Big Bend
Community Based Care at 850-
410-1020. .

Angel Trejo, District
Administrator
Department of Children and
Families Mike Watkins, Chief
Executive Officer Big Bend
Community Based Care

Thanks QPRD!


I wanted to take this opportunity
to express my appreciation and
commendation to the Quincy
Parks and Recreation
Department. For the the first
time in over 10 years, the First
Baptist Church of Quincy
participated in the adult men's
softball season. Let me be the
first to say it was an excellent
experience. From the park
managers to the umpires, the
QPRD did an outstanding job at
creating an atmosphere that
allowed both our church's
players and fans to enjoy
themselves at the softball
complex each Tuesday and
Thursday night. This season also
provided a chance for our church
members to make lasting
friendships with other
community members through
the avenue of softball. It was a
terrific season, and our church
looks forward to participating
again next year.
Congratulations to Shiloh for
winning the league two
championship, but know that it
will be ours next year!

Mike Park and the First
Baptist Church of Quincy


Dear Editor,


U~Ajifdiflg Roads

BY'.- BYIon Spui'v p


Patriotism: is it still alive


What is patriotism?
I s it holding your hand over your heart as the
Star Spangled Banner is sung at some sporting
event?
Is it the lump that comes in your throat when
you here America the Beautiful?
Is it the feeling you get when you meet one of
the fine young men or women who are now
serving our country?
I hope your answer is yes.
Does being an American make you feel patriotic?
I hope it does.
We have a lot to be thankful for in this
country. I know there will always be those that
will disagree with my statement, but then that's
life too, isn't it?
Have you actually taken the time to think of all
the things we have to be grateful about?
Look around you. Is there anyone telling you
that you cannot attend the church of your choice
or even better that you have to attend any church?
Can you vote for the candidate of your choice?
Do you not get paid at work (maybe not


enough, I'm sure)?
Can you not within reason go anywhere that
you want to go?
Don't you have the right to voice your
opinion?
We have a lot of rights and privileges that most
of the world can only look at and envy.
Did that happen without a lot of sacrifice?
No.
It took a lot of sacrifices on the part of a lot of
Americans to bring us to this point in our
history.
That by the way is what Memorial Day is all
about, those people who made the ultimate
sacrifice themselves so that we here today could
enjoy a free and blessed America.
Remember that for a few minutes Monday as
you cook those hamburgers and hotdogs and
enjoy a day off.
What better way to say thank you than to take
a few minutes and say thank you to all of those
that went before us to make this country ours.


Photo by Byron Spires


Turtle soup....
The water is always better on the other side of the street. A 50 pound logger
head turtle hunts for a little more water during the last few dry days of May.

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County, I, like most of you, are Gadsden County Times reserves the right to edit all letters and will determine
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All Nations Praise and
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A vision given to Pastor
Dorothy Frazier of All National
Praise and Worship Ministry
brought four churches together
on the fourth Sunday of each
month. The churches visit for
services at 4 p.m. Each church
hosts the program. This month's
service will be held at
Tabernacle of Praise
Deliverance Church Ministry,
Inc. where Pastor Ardella and
Minister Archie Frison will host
this spiritual service and Pastor
Ardella Frison will be the speak-
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public. Please feel free to come
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The churches participating
include: All Nations Praise and
Worship Ministries, Pastor
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Church of God Written in
Heaven, Pastor Sarah Battles;
The House of Prayer, Pastor Jean
Alexis; Rosedale Community
First Born Church of the Living
God, Pastor Author Brown and
Tabernacle of Praise
Deliverance Church Ministry,
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Blessed Hope
Missionary Baptist
Saturday, May 27, 7 p.m. -
Annual ushers anniversary cele-
bration. Guest church will be
Greater Tanner A.M.E.,, Rev.
Elizabeth Yates.
May 31 June 2, 6 to 8 p.m. -
Vacation Bible School.
The church is located at 2119
Hutchinson-Ferry Road, Quincy.
Elder Nathaniel Trukpet, Jr. is
pastor. The public is invited.

Elizabeth Church of
Christ WIH, Inc.
May 27, 11 a.m.- Youth meeting.
June 10, 7:30 p.m. Praise and
Worship Concert at Tabernacle
in Gretna.
June 15, 7:30 p.m. Pastor's
Aide Program.
June 17, 1 p.m. Gospel in the
Park (Chattahoochee).
June 18, 12 noon Men's Day
Program.
June 20, 7:30 p.m. Bible
study.
June 21 24 National
Women's Convention in.
Waycross, GA.
June 26 July 7 Old fash-
ioned tent revival with guest
speaker Apostle L. Spencer.
If you would like to become a
part of our building fund project
by making a monthly pledge,
please contact the church at
(850) 856-5254. Thanks in
advance.


Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry
May 27 at 6 p.m. CST 12
Tribes of Israel program.
May 28 at 4 p.m. CST -
Women's Day Program.
June 4 at 6 p.m. CST Vira
McSwain Wynn will preach her
first sermon at Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry.
All of these programs will be
held at Faith Cornerstone
Church, 5460 Collins Chapel
Rd., Malone._
,,For more information, please
contact the Pastor Prophetess
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(850) 856-9056 or (850) 569-
5600.

FountainHead AME
Church anniversary
We are getting ready to cele-
brate our 91st church anniver-
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nightly and Sunday, June 25 at
11 a.m. Businesses and churches
that would like to make a contri-
bution or donation towards our
souvenir booklet may mail your
donations to Fountain Head
AME Church, 232 J&J Lane,
Mt. Pleasant, FL 32352. The
deadline is June 5. F o r
more information, please feel
free to contact chairperson,
Brother Terrence Wood at 508-
1318.
Everyone is invited to come
worship with us during this won-
derful occasion.


FountainHead AME
Men's Day is Sunday
FountainHead A.M.E. Church
will observe its annual Men's
Day Program Sunday, May 28 at
3 p.m. The speaker will be
Brother Johnie Hill of
Mayflower A.M.E. Church,
Jamison, Fla.

Gadsden churches
asked to participate
in health study
Pastors and church officers, we
would like you to represent your
community in examining the
health services in Gadsden
County as it pertains to pregnan-
cy and infant health. Become a
part of the Gadsden Community
Healthy Start Coalition.
We are currently completing a
consumer survey. It is one page
and it gathers the input of
women's perception of prenatal
and infant healthcare services in
Gadsden County. Contact us at
the number below to obtain a
copy of the survey.
To participate please contact
Gadsden Community Healthy
Start Coalition at: (850) 627-
2856, mailing address:15 East
Jefferson St, Quincy, FL. 32351,
e m a i 1. :
Gadsdenhealthystart@netquin-
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New Heights

Summer )Dy Program


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.


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Phone (850) 875-2000 (800) 877-9752 FAX (850) 875-3898
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activities accorded or made available to students at the school.
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Church News


II Corinthians
Ministries events
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 23, 7 p.m. -
Marriage ministry.
May 26, 8 p.m. (S.U.I.N.L.)
Sisters United in New Life at II
Corinthians.
May 28, 6 p.m. The ordination
and installation of Evangelist
Lorraine Gibson to the office of
pastor of II Corinthians
Ministries.
May 29, 7:30 p.m. Jesus lives
ministries. Apostle Robinson at II
Corinthians.
May 31, 7:30 p.m. II
Corinthians at Glory Tabernacle.
Web site: iicorministries.com
(all lower case).
For more information contact
Patsy Henry at 875-4497 Monday
- Friday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mt. Glory Free Will
Baptist Church
homecoming
Mt. Glory Free Will Baptist
Church's homecoming is Sunday,
May 28 with morning services,
dinner and singing in the
afternoon. The Cumbie family
from Vada, Ga. will be the
featured singers.
Mt. Glory Free Will Baptist
Church is located approximately
eight miles north of Quincy on
Newberry Road off 'of
Hutchinson Ferry Road.

Mt. Zion PB Church
Monday and Tuesday, 12 noon -
Intercessory prayer.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible
study and youth teaching.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Senior choir
rehearsal.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church
school; 11 a.m. Morning
worship service. Matrons
meeting will be held following
morning worship service. All
matrons are asked to be present.
The clothes closet and tood
pantry is available foi those
needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance
Thy word is a lamp unto mrn
feet, and a light unto mi path

New Bethel AME
Churl-.to-.sponsoa. -.
talent shoDw '
Ne%% Bethel A.M.E. Church is
,.pionring a I. countywide
Christian-' based talent show for
area \i-'th.
Chnriun-bjased auditions will
be held June 3 at 2 p.m. at the
multi-purpose building of New
Bethel A.M.E. Church. The talent
show will be held June 10 at 5:30
p.m.
All area youth are asked to
participate and showcase their
God- given talents and skills.
For registration forms contact
any member: of new Bethel
A.M.E. Church, Sister Leola
Palmer at 627-6514, or Brother
Alphonso Figgers at 339-1486.
New Bethel is asking all area
churches to come out and support
their youth.

New Life Church
of Christ WIH
Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
there will be a Benefit Program
for Sister Alice Cox 'Green given
by Pastor Sarah Jones Battles.
Come and help bless Sister Alice,
a dedicated servant of God.
The church is located on U.S.
90 across from the Horseshoe
Lounge at Woodberry and
Whispering Pine Rd.
For more information, please
call (850) 875-3267. If you are
unable to come, a donation will
be appreciated.

New Zion AME
Church anniversary
The public is welcome to attend
New Zion A.M.E. Church's 93rd
anniversary Sunday, May 28 at 3
p.m.
For additional information,
please call 875-4157. The church
is located at 1197 Spooner Rd,
Quincy. Rev. Jerome Griffin is
pastor.

Santa Clara Baiptist
Santa Clara Baptist Church will
hold a ladies' Bible seminar
Friday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. and Saturday, June 3, 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A delicious
brunch will be served at 10 a.m.


Saturday.
Join us as we welcome home
our own Shirley Smith Sharpe.
Shirley has been actively
involved in women's ministry in
New York, where she served as
director of women's ministries
and was instrumental in bringing
well known national speakers to
teach the women, of L.I. Now she
resides in Pennsylvania and is
once again serving as co-director
of women's ministry for New
Life Baptist Church.


Many of you will remember her
for her musical abilities and her
ministry in song. Now we have
the opportunity to hear her share
the word of God. Shirley is an
accomplished conference speaker
and bible teacher. She has taught
women's retreats, women's bible
studies and currently teaches a
women's bible class in her home
as well as a Sunday school class
at her church. She has had the
opportunity to minister to women
in several states from New York
to Montana.
Please join us as we share this
wonderful weekend getting to
know the word of God and
finding out our responsibility as
we study together. The topic of
the weekend is "Falling in love
with the word. Handle it. Hide it.
Herald it."
We don't believe you will go
away without a blessing.
Overheard comments at a recent
women's breakfast: "You know a
good speaker when she can make
you laugh and cry in the same
session." "Shirley has wonderful
insight into familiar scripture
passages." "This .lesson was
exactly what I needed to hear."
"Not only was this morning a lot
of fun, but I felt the spirit of God
speaking to me."






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Edward Sp.in,'" Bush
Musician Appreciation
The Peace Missionary Baptist
Church family, where Elder
Alvin Bush, Sr., is the pastor, will
sponsor an appreciation program
for their musicians, Chris
"Pokey" Bush and Edward
"Spanky" Bush, on Saturday,
May 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
All groups, choirs, soloists,
praise teams, worship dance
teams, etc! are invited out to be a
part of this great celebration.

Second Elizabeth MB
The Independent Pallbearers
Lodge #14 will host their Annual
Program on Sunday, May 28 at
Second Elizabeth MB Church at
11 a.m. The speaker for this
occasion will be Minister Jullius
Harris. The Lodge is asking all
men to please wear dark suits and
the women to please wear white.
Dinner will be served
immediately after the service. For
more information, please contact
Deacon Charlie Shaw.
The SEMBC family takes this
opportunity to say
* congratulations to our graduates,
Miranda Lewis, Dennis "D.J."
Moye and Sh'Miae Simmons.
The church is located at 2718
Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.
For more information, please
contact Deacon John Borden at
627-6363.

Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church
Pastor's 29th Anniversary
Celebration, Pastor J.B. Duval,
moderator.
June 3, 6 p.m. Rev. Delwynn
G. Williams, St. John M.B.
Church, Panama City.
June 4, 11 a.m. Minister
Lillian Stokes from New
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church, Havana; 3 p.m. Rev.
Melvin E. Crawford, Sr., Mt.
Moriah First MB Church,
Quincy.

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Obit~IcsriA'


William L. Brooks


William L. Brooks, 90, died
'Saturday, May 20, 2006 in
Monticello.
Private family services are
planned. Bevis Funeral Home of
Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is
handling arrangements.
He was a native of Telfair
County, GA, and had lived in
Fort Lauderdale for many years.
He moved to Havana in 2004. He
'retired after 37 years with
Withers Van Lines. Mr. Brooks
was a Baptist and was a veteran
of World War II, having served
with the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife of 64
years, Gloria Brooks; three
daughters, Diane Billings of
Concord, CA, Gloria Cooper of
Florence, KY, and Colleen
Meringolo of Havana; three sons,
Billy Brooks of RI, Russell
Brooks of San Antonio, TX, and
Jeff Brooks of San Francisco; 15
grandchildren; and 17 great-
grandchildren.





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Dorothy Chandler
Jones

The Quiet Warrior
Although she was quiet in her
bearing, Dorothy Chandler Jones
spent a lifetime fighting for her
community, for social justice and
for equality. As a mother,
teacher, church volunteer,
community
advocate and
civil rights
activist, ,- she
infused l4r SL)
years with a
strong sense
of purpose.
Mrs. lone.
passed 'awa.,
at her home in
Tallahassee late Saturday
afternoon, May 20, 2006.
Mrs. Jones was born August 17,
1916, in Jamison, Florida, the
yt1iagetE'ofthifteefi children born
Stt'r.Mosd.,; a: nd- Suo.ie PnEcfiHa:
, Ch.andlei. M,. June,' fatle'dt68
when she was seven, but he had a
great impact on her life. As Mrs.
Jones recalled, he often told his
friends, "This is my little
schoolteacher." Teaching became
her lifelong love. She worked
hard in the tobacco fields to
become what her father wanted
her to be. When she finished the
eighth grade, she took the state
teachers' exam and received a
certificate to teach in elementary
school.
But she wasn't finished with her
own education. She attended
Florida A&M every summer for
20 years-from 1932 to 1952-until
she completed her Bachelors
Degree. Mrs. Jones began
teaching the primary grades in
1932, and continued to teach until
she retired in 1973. She taught at
Pine Grove Elementary and St.
John Elementary, among others.
Mrs. Jones' determination
didn't stop there. She also raised
a family. She married Frank
Jones in 1936 and remained
married to him until his death in
1957, when she was left to raise
their daughter. She also continued
to operate Community Grocery
Store, the store her husband


opened in St. Hebron in 1948.
Mrs. Jones spent most of her
life in Gadsden County, where
she was a devoted mother, a quiet
warrior and foot-soldier, a
staunch church member and a
believer in community
involvement. She showed rare
courage during the civil rights
movement of the 1960s. In 1964,
James Farmer, national director
of the Congress of Racial
Equality (CORE), came to
Quincy to speak at Arnett Chapel
AME Church to encourage blacks
to register to vote. Mrs. Jones
later recalled how proud she was
that he ate and rested at her home
in St. Hebron before his speech.
In spite of cross-burnings in her
yard and the threat of losing her
teaching job, Mrs. Jones' did
everything she could to britig full
equality and freedom to G 4dsden
County, the state of Floridh ',"and
to this nation.
Also in the 1960s, she risked
her job as a teacher at St. John
Elementary School by taking part
in a demonstration at the
segregated Leaf Theater in
Quincy (which was later closed
down to prevent blacks and
whites from being seated
together). She was also very
involved in the Big Bend Voter
Education Project, offering
shelter to activists who were
trying to register blacks to vote.
That particularly upset her
bosses, she said, because the
movement was interracial. Years
later, Mrs. Jones recalled her
principal telling her, "'White
people and black people don't
live together in this county.'"
In 1964,, a cross was burned in
front of her house, but she
wouldn't back down.
"Some of our neighbors would
say, 'Well, we're getting along all
right. We don't need anybody
coming here trying to start
something.' That's what they'd
say-start something. I'd say, 'We
need to start something,'" Mrs.
Jones said. "It didn't frighten me.
In the Bible, fear is mentioned
365 times-do not fear-and that
has always gone with me. I don't
fear. I'm not afraid of
rattlesnakes. I'm not afraid."
She extended her courage to her
daughter, Mary Lee: Mrs. Jones
felt so strongly about integration
that she- sent.-*her daughter 'to
...u116nd t he tonnrh ..cil) hlmc
Quintc. High School during her
junior and senior years in 1966-
68. While there, Mary Lee was
subjected to daily harassment and
racism. "Today, I credit my
tolerance, endurance and open-
mindedness to that difficult high
school experience," her daughter
says today.
Because of her civil rights and
community involvement, Mrs.
Jones was profiled in the book
Freedom in the Family: A
Mother-Daughter Memoir of the
Fight for Civil Rights, written by
Tananarive Due and activist
Patricia Stephens Due.
Still, Mrs. Jones always had
time for her church and her
community.
After growing up in Mayflower
AME Church in Jamison, Mrs.
Jones became a member of St.
Hebron AME Church in 1938,
serving as the church pianist for
41 years. Her other church
involvement included serving as
church treasurer, a church
steward, a class leader and a
Sunday School teacher. She was
founder of the Children's Cdoir at
St. Hebron AME ChurchfW She
served as the Young People's
Director (YPD) of the Sarah
Doyle Way Area of the Women's


Missionary Society.
Mrs. Jones also had sustained
and broad-based involvement in
community activities. She served
as a Silver-Haired Legislator in
1979-1980. She was a member of
the Congress of Racial Equality
(CORE), as well as a Charter
Member and Secretary of the
Gadsden County Branch of the
NAACP. She was a member of
the Gadsden County Retired
Teachers and the Civic Interests
Group (CIG). She also provided
land for a park for the children
and families in St. Hebron.
Funeral arrangements are being
made by Madry Memorial
Funeral Chapel. The wake is
scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 26th, at St. Hebron
AME Church, 1730 St. Hebron
Road. The funeral is scheduled at
11 a.m. Saturday, May ,27th, at
St. Hebron AME Church. For
more information, call the funeral
home 850-875-2665.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her
daughter, Mary Jones Blount; two
grandchildren, one great-
grandson, several nieces and
other family members.

Madry
Funeral
Home



Clarence Alvin Todd

Clarence Alvin Todd, 79 of
Quincy, died on Tuesday, May
23, 2006. He was born December
9, 1926 in Wetumpka
Community; he was a retired
produce manager for Sykes Fine
Foods in Quincy.
Graveside services are
Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m. in
the Antioch Church Cemetery,
Wetumpka. Visitation was from 5
to 7 p.m. Wednesday at
Independent Funeral Home who
had charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 55
years, Virginia Sellers Todd of
Quincy; a son, Al Todd (wife
Brenda) of Blountstown; two


daughters, Gloria Gaston
(husband Bruce) of Knoxville,
TN, and Betty McDaniel
(husband Ronnie) of Columbus,
GA; a sister, Ethel Suber of
Greensboro, 12 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
II Corinthians
Ministries ordination
Apostle Rosilyn, Walker-
Copeland and members of II
Corinthians Ministries, Inc. invite
the public to the ordination and
installation service of Evangelist
Lorraine dibson to the office of
pastor of II Corinthians
Ministries, Inc., Shiloh location
Sunday, May 28 at 6 p.m. II
Corinthians is located at 94
Serenity Lane, Quincy. For more
information, please contact Patsy
Henry at (850) 875-4497,
Monday Friday, 10:30 a.m. -
3:30 p.m.
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If you would like to share news
about your family, social and
organization activities you may
) submit news and photos to
O EP 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
*-., u also be faxed to us at 627-7191 or
brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


Nancy Elizabeth Vanstone Meggs


Nancy Vanstone, William

Meggs married January 21


Jessica Hosey,

Robert Taylor

are engaged

Terry L. "Buddy" and Sheila
Hosey of Quincy announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Jessica D. Hosey, to Robert F.
Taylor, the :on of Robert and
Jeannie T'i;, l'r of St. Teresa.
The bt ae-to-be is a native of
Quincy ahd a 2002 graduate of
Tallavana Christian School in
Havana. She is presently
attending, Tallahassee
Community College studying
nursing. She is currently
employed as a sales associate for
Wal-Mart in Tallahassee.
The prospective groom is a
native of Tallahassee and is a
2000 graduate of Wakulla High
School. He is currently employed
as a fork lift operator for Gulf
Coast Lumber and Supply in
Crawfordville.
The wedding is planned for 3
p.m., Saturday, August 12, at
Antioch Baptist Church in
Quincy. The reception will be
held after the ceremony in the
church reception hall.
No local invitations are being
sent. All friends and relatives are
invited.


NayTasha Henry, LaMonte

Marshall to marry June 3
NayTasha Henry and LaMonte Marshall would like to announce
plans to marry on June 3 in a private ceremony at St. James A.M.E.
Church in Quincy. The couple will celebrate their union with family
and friends at a reception to be held later that evening. Invitations for
this event have been mailed.


Eduardo Garza, Jr.
graduates in Texas

Eduardo Garza, Jr., who began
his education in the Gadsden
County school system, will
graduate June 5 from Pace High
School in Brownsville, TX.
Eduardo is the son of Monica
Smart of Quincy and Eduardo
Garza, Sr., of Fabens, TX. His
family and friends will join him
in Matamoros, Mexico for a
celebration. Eduardo, Jr. will
attend FAMU in the fall of 2006
and plans to major in
architecture.


Nancy Elizabeth Vanstone and
William Wiley Meggs were united
in marriage January 21 at the
Quincy Garden Center in Quincy.
The Rev. Eric Erskine performed
the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Nancy
Stabler Vanstone of Quincy and
Andrew William Vanstone of
Niagara Falls, NY. Parents of the
groom are Mr. and Mrs. William
Neal Meggs of Tallahassee.
Mrs. Stoney Hall, sister of the
bride, was matron of honor. Andrea
Vanstone, sister of the bride, was
maid of honor. Bridesmaid was
Jennifer Pinson, cousin of the bride;


junior bridesmaids were Bethany
Hall and Emily Hall, and the flower
girl was Amelia Hall, all nieces of
the bride.
Morgan Wysocki served as best
man to the groom. Groomsmen and
ushers were Chris Rayborn, Derek
Reams and Stoney Hall. The ring
' bearers were Jackson Knight,
nephew of the groom and Chase
Hall, nephew of the bride.
Following the ceremony, the
reception was held at the Quincy
Garden Center. After a wedding
trip to Lake Tahoe, the couple will
reside in Tallahassee.


Law Enforcement Day at Arnett


Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church
will host the second annual Law
Enforcement Appreciation Day
Sunday, May 28, at 11 a.m. The
public is invited to help church
members honor law enforcement
officers, first responders and their
families.
Rev. Willie Hagan, pastor, said
the morning worship service will
feature local law enforcement
officers. "We have made them a
major part of the worship service.
They have been included and the
community can share in this special
service," he said.
Officers from the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office, Quincy
Police Department, Florida
Highway Patrol, Quincy Fire
Department, Gadsden County
EMS, and Gretna Police


Department and their families have
been invited.
Hagan said Sunday's program is
special in that it is an opportunity
for the church family and the public
to show their appreciation for the
outstanding job the men and
women of Gadsden County law
enforcement agencies perform daily
to make life safer and better for all.
"We want to pack the church
Sunday because if these people
have not already touched your life
or the lives of loved-ones, they
probably will sometime in the
future," Hagan said.
The historic church is located in
downtown Quincy at 209 South
Duval Street, two blocks south of
the Quincy Police Department. For
information, contact Alice DuPont
at 556-6476.


Ja'Marion, Ta'Marion
Chavers are a year old!
Ja'Marion Davon and
Ta'Marion Devon Chavers turned
one year old May 24. The twins
are the sons of Jeremiah Chavers,
Jr. and LaTerakia Wood.
Their grandparents are
Jeremiah, Sr. and Lisa Chavers of
Quincy, Wendy Walker of
Calvary, and the late Alphonso
Wood. Their godparents are
Immaculata Charleston and
Joseph Walker of Quincy.
Ja'Marion and Ta'Marion will
celebrate their first birthday at the
fire and police substation at 650
Industrial Dr., Quincy, on May
27 at 3 p.m. All family and
friends are invited.

James A. Shanks class
of 1978 to meet

Theo Taylor will sponsor a get-
together for the James A. Shanks
"family of '78'" at 5 p.m.,
Sunday, May 28 at 217 W. Clark
Street. For directions or more
information, please call Theo
Taylor at 228-2309, Nellie
Graham at 933-8344 or Lelia
Francis at 321-5284.


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Post 84 donates facility to lodge

The brothers of Michael R. Moore Lodge # 764, PHA, get a home, thanks to the brothers of American
Legion Post 84, who donated the facility located at the rear of their building. The lodge will make some
minor renovations and start meeting in this facility in June. Brothers of this lodge are currently meeting at
Silver Star Lodge, located on Love Street.
Pictured, 1-r, post 84 members Edward Meleany, Adjutant; Jim Hobbs, Commander; and Huston
Parramorc, Finance Director. Members of Michael R. Moore Lodge # 764 James Payne Sr., Deacon;
( I, ,I- J. H1-ayes, Worshipful Master.


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is a year old!
Aarian Tauyette Thomas turned
a year old on May 23. Aarian is
the daughter of Sherika McCray
and Aaron Thomas. Her
grandparents are Ella McMillan,
John McCray, Bobbie Thomas
and Curtis Thomas, all of
Quincy.
A party to celebrate her
birthday was held Saturday, May
20 at home with family and
friends.
Pettis family reunion
May 27 at Blue Springs

The descendants of Jesse and
Sarah Fowler Pettis will have a
family reunion May 27 starting at
12 noon at Blue Springs
Recreation Area pavilion one in
Marianna.
Descendants include their son,
John Green Pettis; his children,
Louisa, Alex, John Alvin, David
and Elizabeth; their children,
John, Charlie, Jesse W., Silas,
Joseph W., Annie and Allie and
their descendants.
Make plans to attend and renew
relationships with your cousins.
Bring your favorite picnic/family
reunion dishes and any family
information you have to share.
We are working on the family
genealogy and need your help in
completing it.
If you have any questions,
please contact either Martha
Johnson at (904) 278-5404 or
(904) 505-3969, or LaVaughn
Pettis at (850) 638-7674. You
may also reach Martha Johnson
by e-mail at
john3498@bellsouth.net.

FSU School of Theatre
presents summer camp

The School of Theatre at
Florida State University presents
"Adventures in Theatre," a
creative theatre summer camp for
children ages five-12, June 19-
30.
Campers will learn the basics of
all things theatre, which will
hopefully spark the imagination
and fuel the creativity of every
child.
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West Gadsden High School's Class of 2006 prepares to receive their diplomas.


Gadsden's classes of'06 graduate


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
"You can choose your own
direction. Believe in yourself.
Today is the beginning of your
life as an adult," said Tommy
Mitchell, keynote speaker for the
commencement exercise for the
Class of 2006 at Carter-
Parramore Academy, last
Wednesday night.
"Always try to reach your
goals. Be the best of whatever
you are," said Debra McCray,
speaking to the East Gadsden
High School graduates Thursday
evening.
"You are no longer children,
welcome to the real world. A
brand new slate is starting," said
speaker Irvin Clark, a Greensboro
High School graduate, to the
2006 Class of West Gadsden
High School.
As seniors across the county
listened to various speakers,
some listened intently, other
squirmed in anticipation of just
getting out. The valedictorians
.and salutatorians kept their
messages short. Marissa Kenon at
Carter-Parramore Academy told
her classmates that they were
about to embark on a new life,
wished them well, and took her
seat. "I hope you will be able to
do .something spectacular with
yourselves" were her parting
words.
"As we end one journey in our
lives and embark on a new one,
we're saying hello to a new
beginning," said Miranda Lewis,
salutatorian at East Gadsden
High School. Valdictorian
Gabriel Mack drew wide
applause from his classmates as
he challenged them to make the
most of their futures.
A note of sadness crept into the
ceremony as the names of three
young people were read. "We
will miss Terrence Bryapt,
Tiffani Ivory, and Angelica
Cummings," said Calvin
Robinson, teacher and master of
ceremonies. Ivory and Cummings
were killed in automobile
accidents while Bryant was
accidentally killed while
handling a handgun.
Outside the g" mnasium,
Tiffani's father, Larry, wore a
tee-shirt with her picture on it.
"We're just taking it one day at a
time. The hardest part was the
baccalaureate ceremony Sunday
when they did a memorial and


128 seniors
Attendance.


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of the grads, everyone had time
in the spotlight.
Clutching balloons, flowers and
wrapped gifts, parents, freinds,
and family anxiously waited for
Superintendent Reginald James'
announcement that they were
now official high school
graduates. Unlike in previous
years, no mortar boards sailed
into the air, instead there was a
lot of hugging, applause and
hands raised in the air.
But nothing could compare with
the look of pride on Mary Louise
Ryals' face as she looked at her
grandson, Timothy Hughes,
when he marched across the stage
to receive his diploma.


Meeting to discuss
Alzheimer's in
African-Americans
According to the Alzheimer's
Association, Alzheimer's disease
strikes more African Americans
than whites, with current
estimates ranging from 14
percent to almost 100 percent
higher.
In an effort to raise awareness,
Covenant Hospice is hosting a
town hall meeting on
"Alzheimer's in the African
American Community" June 1
from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The
meeting will be held at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church
located at 1003 West Clark Street
in Quincy.
A panel of experts will discuss
and answer questions regarding
Alzheimer's symptoms,
diagnosis, treatment options,
disease stages, caregiver stress,
legal aspects of dementia and
how hospice can help patients
and families.
"Research suggests that factors
such as high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, diabetes and heart
disease may play a part in the
higher incidence of Alzheimer's
in African-Americans," Marina
Brown, RN, BSN, CHPN,
Community Educator for
Covenant Hospice, said.
Vascular disease, and its
associated risk factors,- is
believed to be a key trigger in the
manifestation of Alzheimer's
disease. Studies show that
persons with a history of either
high blood pressure or high
cholesterol levels are twice as
likely to get Alzheimer's.
Vascular disease and its risk
factors are disproportionately
higher in African-Americans.
To register, please call 850-
575-4998 or 1-800-374-9733.


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walk down the aisle," she said,
adding "every time we pass by
the school, we just look over
there and think about her."
At EGHS, 128 students earned
high school diplomas and another


30 received certificates of
attendance. Ten graduated from
Carter-Parramore Academy and
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at East Gadsden some of the
graduates had trouble getting off
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10 The Gadsden County Times May 25, 2006


County to get $500,000QO


to study water, sewer


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Gadsden County will get nearly a half million
dollars from the Federal Government to begin a
countywide study on implementing a sewer and
water system. The study is the first step in securing
future funding for a system that would extend into
the county.
"This is a tremendous development for the people
of Gadsden County. Due to the explosive growth in
the area, there is-an enormous need for a centralized
sewer system, and this funding is the first step
toward that goal," said congressman Allen Boyd.
The money, $499,000, will be part of the 2007
fiscal year's budget approved by the House
Appropriations Commnittee, of which Boyd is a
member. The funding was included in the Interior
Appropriations Bill.
"This is definitively a bonus for us. We had been
requesting funds over the years. Congressman Boyd
knew of the need in Gadsden County. Part of a
needs study has already been completed, maybe not
to the depth and extent that this funding will
provide, but we are well on our way," said Ed
Dixon, chairman of the board of county
commissioners.
Dixon said he is hoping the part of the money can
be used to begin water and wastewater


implementation projects to bring some immediate
relief to Midway and Gretna, where the need is
acute.
"There are 1,000 more homes coming to Midway
and if we can use this money to help alleviate their
problems that would be great. Gretna's problems are
on-going and those people just need some relief,"
Dixon said.
Since January of last year, nearly 2,000 new
homes have been constructed in Gadsden County.
This funding will allow the county to begin the
planning and design work necessary to build new
water and wastewater systems and ultimately reduce
the county's reliance on septic tanks.

Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office arrest report

Eric Perkins armed robbery and discharging a
firearm in public; Kendrell Robinson armed
robbery; James Baker VOP/possession of
controlled substance; Robert Willis aggravated
battery with weapon; Lashawna Williams burglary
dwelling and aggravated battery; Rosie Ward -
grand theft by pwbc; Theresa Young FTA/public
assistance fraud; Rudy Ruiz FTA/aggravated
battery with great bodily harm.


Photo by alice I
Investigator Ulysses Jenkins (white shirt) and I
Paul McMichael place handcuffs on Joseph Gree
after he was arrested Tuesday afetrnoon.
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A 49-year-old Gadsden County man, Joseph Green, at
one time had as many as 11lladopted children in his
home.
He was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with
four counts of Lewd and Lascivious acts by an adoptive
parent.
The victims, both females, are two of 11 children
Green adopted and who lived in his Havana home, near
Midway.
"We were acting on information that came 'from the
Department of Children and Family Abuse Hotline.
They forwarded the information to us and we
conducted an investigation," Jenkins said of the month-
long investigation.
He said some of the acts allegedly committed by
Green date back as far as 1994 when the girls would
have been 6 and 7 years old. "The latest act was
committed in February of this year," Jenkins said. All of
the children have been removed from the home by the
Florida Department of Children & Families and placed
in a safe, undisclosed location.
"We interviewed the two females and there were
apparently years of abuse, some specific in nature,"
Jenkins said. The girls were interviewed separately and
each gave the same information to Jenkins and
Investigator Larry Smith.
Jenkins tried to interview Green two weeks ago, but


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by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The Organization for Learning and Human
Development, Inc. will celebrate Memorial Day
weekend and "May 20th" this year with events
Friday and Saturday.
"Everything is open to the public and this year our
special guests will be veterans of World War II. We
want to honor these men and women for their
contributions in making the world a safer place to
live," said James Smith, organizer. The theme this
year is "They all served well, now let us tell their
story."
The first event will be held Friday beginning at 4


2 escape

injury in

train crash
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Quick thinking may have saved
the lives of two Quincy residents
Tuesday around noon when they
escaped being hit by a train.hey
Patrick Christopher Kelly, 20,train.
and Aston Kelli Adams, were
traveling east on State Road 12 in We would like to t
a 1994 Ford Crown Victoria and was greatly apprec:
stopped for the railroad tracks,. your concerns and
Kelly's vehicle experienced heard. I would like
Conversation.
unknown failure causing the car
to stall on the tracks; Kelly's
attempt to push the car off the
tracks was unsuccessful. The
driver of the train, 35-year-old
R.D. Hinton of Glen St. Mary,
tried to slow down but could not
stop in time to avoid a collision.
Kelly and Adams got out of the


car and took cover before the
collision. No injuries were
sustanied, according to a report
from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The automobile sustained about
$8,000 in damages, the train
$1,000.

Hospital

Continued from Page 1
Brown said.
He said TMH officials did not
indicate they would not run the
urgent care facility if they could
not run the hospital. "TMH is very
credible and right next door to us
and of course that would be very
convenient, but we want the open
(selection) process," Brown said.
Whatever decision is made will
be left to the board of county
commissioners. Brown said he
will make a recommendation to
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors during a Wednesday
afternoon meeting.
"Our recommendation is that we
continue with the open process,"
he said. "We're moving forward
with the urgent care facility and if
TMH pulls out, we'll cross that
bridge when we get to it."
Gadsden Community Hospital
closed on Nov. 4, 2005 after the
Agency for Healthcare
Administration cited several
violations and ordered the facility
closed. Earlier this year an
agreement was reached to move
toward opening the hospital again.
That is a long process and could
take up to a year. In the meantime,
to offer some sort of care, the
county is trying to open to
cmemgency room at the hospital
as an urgent care facility.
Three weeks ago, TMH officials
visited the emergency room to
assess what it would take to open
an urgent care unit. The county is
still waiting for a final answer
from TMH.


p.m. at the Bobby Nealy Sports Complex at the
corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Atlanta
Street. "This is an old-fashioned fish fry," Smith
said.
Saturday, beginning a 10 a.m., festivities will be
held at the Kelly-Campbell Center. The family
picnic will also include games, prizes, music.
"Both of the events are free, all they need to do is
show up and help us recognize our World War II
veterans. If anyone knows of a veteran that we have
not been able to reach, we would like for them to
bring them to both events," Smith said.
For more information, call Smith at 850-875-2196
or 850-350-7729.


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

DATE OF THIS NOTICE: May 23, 2006

The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida hereby gives notice of its intent to amend
its Gadsden County School Board Rule Numbered 2.95, Wellness Program.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of this rule revision is to encourage
a holistic approach to staff and student wellness that is sensitive to individuals and com-
munity needs.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Subsection 1000.41, and 1000.43, Florida Statutes
LAWS IMPLEMENTED: P.L. 108.265, Section 204, National School Lunch Act (42
USC 1751 et seq.), Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 USC 1771 et seq.), 1000.43, 1006.06,
and 1006.0606, F.S., State Board Rule 6A-7.0411
SUMMARY OF THE ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT: NONE
FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING THIS RULE: It is necessary to amend
SBR 2.95 in order to bring School Board Rules into compliance with Federal regulations,
Florida Statutes and State Board Rules.
A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED
FOR 6:00 P.M. ON: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
PLACE: Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Quincy, Florida 32351
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE HE/SHE MAY NEED TO .ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS ARE MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING THIS RULE: Dr. James W. Brown, Jr.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
NAME OF THE PERSON WHO APPROVED THIS RULE:' Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL: May 23, 2006
A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR AMENDMENT MAY BE EXAMINED DURING BUSINESS
HOURS AT THE MAX D. WALKER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 35 MARTIN LUTHER
KING, JR. BLVD., QUINCY FLORIDA, 32351.

Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
For Gadsden County, Florida, and Secretary and Chief
Executive Officer of the School Board of Gadsden
County, Florida.

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SFather


arrested


on 4 counts


of abuse


Sof adopted


Deputy daughters
en just

Green decided not
to answer any
questions until he
spoke with an
attorney. He was
arrested without
incident at the home
of a relative off a '
Highway 12 ..
between Havana
and Quincy about 2
p.m.
Green was a
volunteer during the
school year at a
private church
school, The Community Learning Institute, on Pat
Thomas Parkway. "He volunteered at a school run by
his brother, he was not an employee of the Gadsden
County School Board," Jenkins said.
Jenkins said there may be more charges filed against
Green by the State Attorney when the investigation is
complete. "In the meantime, if any parent feels their
child has had contact with Green, they should call me at
the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office at 627-9233,"
Jenkins said.
When arrested, Green proclaimed his innocence, and
said he would be vindicated. He is being held in the
county jail on a $100,000 bond.


Memorial Day, May 20th to be

celebrated; WWII vets honored


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 email to stocks@gadsdengov.net.
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The Gadsden County Times May 25,2006 11


New center to open 'mid-summer'


MainStreet Realty


You can apply for
a job beginning
June 1 at store
By Brian Dekle
Times Intern
A new shopping center opening
soon in west Quincy will bring
more than 200 new jobs and a
variety of new services to local
residents, developers say.
A Mexican restaurant, Chinese
restaurant, dry cleaning service,
hair and nail salon, rent-to-own
store and supermarket will all
open in "mid-summer" according
to developer Kevin McDaniel and
his partner, local businessman
Roy Moore.
The development site is located
off U.S. 90 West in Quincy. The
original opening date for the
Piggly Wiggly supermarket, the
focal point of the development,
was set for late 2005, but
McDaniel and Moore decided to
postpone that date so all stores
located on the site could be
included in the grand opening.
The empty stucco shell of the
new 30,000 square foot Piggly
Wiggly now looms over the rest
of the development site, and
McDaniel and Moore promise
great things from the mammoth
supermarket, just one of over 20
Piggly Wiggly stores going up all
over the southeast.
Shoppers can expect to see
amenities not common in other
supermarkets, they say, such as
Big Pig's Famous Barbeque and
Wings, a Memphis-style
barbeque restaurant contained in
the store; fresh whole chicken, a
full service deli, bakery and
more.
"Piggly Wiggly offers the
services needed here in this
community. Many (local)
shoppers are going to Tallahassee
to get groceries, but (Piggly
Wiggly) will offer the same
services right here in Gadsden
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"This will be the number one
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convienent, safe place for people
to shop," Moore concurred,
adding the store also plans to be
involved in the community by
working with the local school
board, county and city
governments.
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supermarket that they developed and will eventually run. The
store along with several others in the new development located in
west Quincy is expected to open in "mid-summer," according to
McDaniel and Moore.

Chamber speaker series
The Gadsden County Chamber Of Commerce
continues its monthly "Speaker Series" with a lecture by
John Webb of Dale Carnegie Training. Webb is shown
speaking at last Friday morning's event. The focus of this
month's program was. management and employee
relationships.
"We are proud to bring these types of speakers to
Gadsden County," Chamber director David Gardner said.
The next topic for the series will be local health issues.
The speaker will be interim county health department
director Max Martinez. The public is invited to the June
22 event to be held in the Gadsden Art Center's meeting
room. The exact time of day has not been set.
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a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6, Focus Credit
Union, Chattahoochee, 9 a.m. to
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LASA.GN\ OPEN
Tue'd.i, mr.iked in t;.ulth .Ii.ul-i appeai-uncI pla. ing in the
L., ragna r (Open k I I-, l i.i nameni in \ al.ull (.C uriin ,
Oul.i t'.c ...rrnic ..t Itu llIh1 i.in'-Budd,, T.i- ini. Clui_. T.'ri aini..hte
\ alie.e and rm', lf-an-id ...ne l!hrniri Piu! () Hall.-i.in 11mlushed in a
l e 1 1 ,ii it pia.ice.
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ttunn up in the scialable .enr
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e-. on [1.'u 21 i. 'iinam en t Jdirci.,' i Budd,, T-.iml, r 1 i ol '.ul t icamil
\\e kne' help '.% .%. needed si ,.'c recruited .iothet lt.ilia., and
kIe \ allege came tuIiO'iugI l f.i u.s \\i Ii d11 end llhe championidip ine\l
\'eu and if .iC cart make i1 a in '.. II be .In ji..il shape.
II.APP BIRTHDAY CHIEF
Formiei Police ('Cliet R D Ed- iids .and InIs lamil:, celchraicd hlii
Mlith bilrtihd '. Iast SaN ulida\ *., itli .1a et iogethcr at hli and ifte Fihel's
Son, Lain, -l',. KR,-rinni. :ind CiajL' aind d.uihgiei Gail had
hin-gs planned ''out qii te ell L.ii, ..*..i.: I chi.iagc .1 th pilau a.nd
ilh'.i`ll I'lli inli hi b g I I eaC i i I lia\e 111 .C ii. i t ,. .1'. pieitl good.
All in .ill .lb'itbu I'l peIple jClCiided lth e \emi and tlie Chief luhd


nimo.t all luhis giandchildien there along Aith nmans other relati.veN and
fnends.
One grandson that wasn't in attendance was Kevin Ricks but he
had to be forgiven. Ketvn v.as an assistant coach for the Pace baseball
team that wvon the Class 4-A state title Fnday night A former
lMunioe coach. Ke\in has been at Pace for three years now and really
like, it.
The Edwards have been like my adopuie farm every since I
came to Qutine, in 1069 and I really enjoyed being at the party. Hope
\ou ha\c man. more of them Chief
FAMILY REUNION
Sunday, nmy cousin Yvonne Faison and her husband Doc held a
family ieunion at their home in Borufa.. \\e caught and ate cat fish
and enjo.,ed the da\ that was mostly held for m. mom and Yfonne's
mornm.
I didn't get to catch many fish as I had my hands full taking off
fish foi some of my smaller cousins as they pull them out. I did
rmainae to pull in about 20 but I'll tell the truth, only 2 were keepers,
the rest ere fingerlings. I enjoyed the day tremendously though, like
1 did the day before. It's great to have family, blood or adopted. It
iakes for a good life


A" .. East, West Gadsden

.close school year with


"'A 9 football classic Friday
Irk -P.I4 East Gadsden and West Gadsden will meet in a Spring Classic
.r-.' football game Friday night at West Gadsden to help close out the
V4-. school year.
The game willhstart at 7:30 pm at the Panther Field located behind
.. West Gadsden High School.
.'-. ...4 w:.- Admission will be $5.00 and the gates will open at 6 pm. There
S'.-.will be pre-game and halftime entertainment.
rThe two teams will meet again later this year when they play a
--* pre-season game at East Gadsden in August


X QPRlD standings
,'" '; ... -,1


Photo by Byron Spires
Close call at home
Showtimes' Kenneth Neely makes an attempt to make it home in Saturday's QPRD's Mens League final tournament as umpire Homer
Baker scurries around on the ground to see the play. Neely was safe at home.


QPRD hosts

Meadowlark

Lemon for

skills camp

The Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department will sponsor a
basketball camp beginning
Thursday, June 8 and ending
Saturday, June 10 at Shanks
Middle School.
Former Harlem Globetrotter
Meadowlark Lemon will host the
camp.
The fee for the three-day camp
is $30 per child (boys and girls
ages seven & older), which
includes individual daily
instruction, camp t-shirt, awards,
various competitions and lots of
fun.
The camp will culminate with
an autograph session and awards
presentation for the participants.
To register for the camp visit
the Ferolito Recreation Center,
122 North Graves Street or
contact the Parks and Recreation
Department at 875-2255 for more
information.


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hold summer
fiUE iii--.<^-.


day camp

The QPRD Summer Day Camp
will begin Monday, June 5 for
youth between the ages of five
and 12.
Enrollment for this program is
limited to 120 campers (ages 5-6
/ 50-campers) and (ages 7-12 /
70-campers). The camp hours
are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday at a cost
of $35 per week (we accept Kids
Incorporated).
Lunch is provided and there
will be bi-weekly Friday field
trips at an additional cost.
Week one registration fee must
be paid at the time of registration.


Photo by Byron Spires

Safe at home
Quincy's Davia Nelson tags a Chattahoochee player at home as QPRD umpire Rufus Russ calls her


.i LW a.LCtlvitlc

Submitted By: Stacey Brown
The Quincy Parks and
Recreation Department
announces upcoming classes

YOUTH & ADULT
TAEKWONDO:
Registration has begun for the
next session of the QPRD Youth
and Adult Taekwondo program
(ages six & older).
The classes are held at the
Campbell-Kelly Community
Center on Mondays and
Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. (youth and adult), as
well as Wednesdays from 7:45


p.m. to 9 p.m. (adults only).
The cost for the class is $20.00
for a two-month session. The
next session will begin May 31,
2006, so now is the time to get
registered.
The instructor for the class is
local resident Thomas Lynn- of
Lynn's Taekwondo Academy.
This program is one of the few
offered by QPRD that the entire
family can participate in.
AEROBICS CLASSES:
The Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department offers aerobics
classes on Mondays &
Wednesday 6:30pm 7:30pm at
the Ferolito Recreation Center
(122 North Graves Street).
Classes include step aerobics,
toning and light weights. Also


included are weight tracking,
incentive programs, nutritional
talks and fun for all.
The fee for these classes is $15
for a three-month session.
YOGA CLASSES:
The Quincy Parks & Recreation
Department offers yoga classes
on Tuesday & Thursdays from 6
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Campbell-Kelly Community
Center (below old Stevens
School). The fee for these classes
is $15 for a three-month session.
To register for any of these
classes or for more information,
visit the Ferolito Recreation
Center located at 122 North
Graves Street or call 875-2255.


Women's League
Standings:
Lady Hornets (8-2),
Lady Panthers (6-5),
Diamond Girls (2-8).

Women's TOP HIT-
TERS:
N. McMillian (Lady
Hornets) 42AB, 31H,
738avg., L. Lattimore
(Lady Hornets) 43AB,
30H, 697avg., B. Lockett
(Lady Panthers) 30AB,
20H, 667avg., A. Johnson
(Lady Hornets) 26AB,
17H, 653avg., C. Price
(Lady Hornets) 29AB,
18H, 620avg.

Men's Division 1 League
Standings:
Heat (9-3), Showtime (7-
5), Hardknocks (7-5),
Just Some Guys (6-6),
Avengers (1-11).

Men's Division 1 TOP
HITTERS:
V. Hill (Heat) 42AB,
36H, 854avg., T.
McNealy (Just Some
Guys) 43AB, 32H,
769avg., E. Robinson
(Avengers) 3 lAB, 23H,
741avg., K. Hill (Heat)
38AB, 26H, 684avg., R.
Shaw (Showtime) 32AB,
23H, 718avg.

Division 1 Tournament
was held Saturday, May
20 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Women's League
Tournament will be
Saturday, May 27 at
Bobby "Nealy" Sports
Complex beginning at 9
a.m.

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

Majors League TOP
HITTERS:
Alex Gay (Reds) 11 AB,
8H, 727avg., Dustin
Watson (Reds) 14AB,
10H, 714avg., Kyler
McGraw (Reds) 10AB,
6H, 600avg., Jalen
Perkins (Reds) 12AB,
8H, 667avg., Jarron
Reynolds (Yankees)
12AB, 7H, 583avg.


Major League
Standings:
Reds (7-0), Orioles (3-4),
Yankees (3-3), Dodgers
(2-7).

AAA League TOP HIT-
TERS:
Johnathan Vickers
(Giants) 10AB, 8H,
800avg., Josh Betton
(Braves) 15AB, 9H,
750avg., Myles Edwards
(RedSox) 9AB, 6H,
667avg., Jajuan Perkins
(RedSox) 10AB, 6H,
600avg., Tavares
McCray (Braves) 17AB,
9H, 529avg.

AAA Standings:
Cardinals (7-3), Braves
5-5), RedSox (5-5),
Giants (2-7).


V. Hill won the batting
title for Division 1
Regular Season.


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14 The Gadsden County Times May 25,2006


Resident charges that McCord


sidestepping Plan Commission


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

At least one Gadsden County resident,
Richard Thompson, isn't happy with the way
county Growth Management Director William
McCord is running things.
In a letter to dated April 27, Thompson said
McCord's failure to carry out the instructions
of the Planning Commission might be
considered insubordination.
"Add to this Mr. McCord's previous actions
to initiate the Ordinance for meeting dates and
name changes without being seen by the
Planning Commission, by-pass the Planning
Commission with the Sidewalk Ordinance
first to the BOCC and finally significantly
altering public notice of the Planning
Commission meetings even though he does
.not sit on the LPA (Local Planning Agency)
or considered an 'ex-officio' member and is
not accountable for the Sunshine Act
compliance," he wrote.
"We won't always agree, but I am not


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insubordinate," McCord told the Board of
County Commissioners during the last regular
meeting on May 16. He said he had not tried
to hide anything or to circumvent the
Planning and Zoning Commission. "I told you
what my intentions were," he said.
The amendments in question are changes in
the Land Use Element, the Housing Element,
and the Infrastructure Element which had
been scheduled for public hearing by the
BoCC on May 2.
"It should come as no surprise that the
Department of Growth Management Director,
Bill McCord, has kept his threat to defy and
by-pass, for the second time, the Planning
Commission's motion for these amendments
to be heard in a workshop," Thompson wrote.
"Bear in mind that these amendments were
largely underwritten by the developer and not
necessarily in the public's best interest.
Actually the public has not had much of the
public participation as assured by Florida
Statute 163.381 and 163.3184 (15) on these
amendments," he continued.


William McCord
McCord bristled at Thompson's suggestions
but maintained his composure. During the
May 2 meeting, several Planning and Zoning
Commission members questioned McCord's
actions. They wanted a workshop to address
two new land use categories, mixed density
and high density.
The BoCC will revisit the issue during the
regular on June 6 meeting.


Crisis Hotline puts out


call for volunteers


With hurricane season just
around the comer, 2-1-1 Big
Bend, the telephone counseling,
information, and referral agency
for the Gadsden County area, has
just announced that the training
orientation and interviews for
prospective volunteers will be
held Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be at the
Leroy Collins Leon County
Public Library at 200 West Park
Avenue, Tallahassee, in program
rooms A and B, and members of
the community are encouraged to
attend and learn about becoming
a telephone counselor for 2-1-1
Big Bend.
"We're all familiar with the
large-scale disasters that have hit
Florida and the gulf coast ..hese
past two years," said Jason
Zauder, coordinator of volunteers


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Lewis Thigpen is honored at Illinois Institute of Technology.


Lewis Thigpen honored by ITT


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Quincy native Lewis Thigpen
received the Professional
Achievement Award on May 5
during the Alumni Awards
Ceremony at the Illinois Institute
of Technology. He earned a
Master's Degree in Mechanical
Engineering in 1967 and a Ph.D.
in Mechanical Engineering in
1970, both from IIT.
Thigpen has been a professor of
mechanical engineering at
Howard Univeristy in
Washington, DC since 1988. He
was chairman of the mechanical
engineering department from
1988 to 2004.
"He is noted for his
development and continuing
improvement of a multi-
disciplinary, industry sponsored
Capstone Design Course, and the
key faculty member involved in
bringing the Partners for
Advancement of Collaborative
Engineering Education program
to Howard."


He has also made significant
contributions to engineering
education. In 1990, Thigpen
received the Outreach Award
from Sundstrand Corporation in
recognition of his extraordinary
effort in the development of
outreach at Historically Black
Colleges and Universities.
Thigpen has participated on
several education-related
committees, and is currently chair
of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Committee on Engineering
Accreditation. He is also a
member of the ASME Board of
Engineering Education and
received the ASME Council on
Education's 2000-2001 award for
advancing engineering education
and the ASME International 2003
Dedicated Service Award for
voluntary service to the society.
He was elected a fellow of
ASME for his pioneering work in
computational earth penetration
mechanics.
"The (selection) committee met
in February to address the


challenging task of naming the
2006 Alumni Award winners. We
are very proud of the recipients
for their far-reaching and multi-
faceted contributions. We salute
them all," said Manu K. Vora,
selection committee chairman for
2006.
Thigpen has held leadership
positions at Sandia National
Laboratories, Lowell
Technological Institute, and
Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory.
He is the son of Emma Thigpen
who lives in the Sawdust
Community.
Several family members,
including James and Betty
Thigpen of Quincy and their
family, were on hand as he
received the honor.


Soaring fuel prices have
motorists scrambling to find ways
to save money by using less gas.
Sure, you can simply stop driving
as much, but for many consumers
that's not an option.
You can fight skyrocketing gas
prices, however, by taking
control of your vehicle's
unnecessary fuel consumption.
Performing simple and
inexpensive vehicle maintenance
will not only save gas money,
perhaps as much as $1200 per
year, but will also improve a
vehicle's safety and
dependability.
The Car Care Council offers
these gas-savings maintenance
and driving tips:
Check your vehicle gas cap.
About 17 percent of the vehicles
on the roads have gas caps that
are either damaged, loose, or are
missing altogether, causing 147
Opillion gallons of gas to vaporize
every year.
When tires aren't inflated
properly, it's like driving with
the parking brake on, and can
cost a mile or two per gallon.
* A vehicle can have either four,


six or eight spark plugs, which
fire as many as three million
times each 1,000 miles, resulting
in a lot of heat, electrical and
chemical erosion. A dirty spark
plug causes misfiring, which
wastes fuel. Spark plugs need to
be replaced regularly.
An air filter that is
clogged with dirt, dust and bugs
chokes off the air and creates a
"rich" mixture too much gas
being burned for the amount of
air, which wastes gas and causes
the engine to lose power.
Replacing a clogged air filter can
improve gas mileage by as much
as 10 percent.
Keep your car properly tuned.
A 21st Century tune-up can
improve your gas mileage by an
average of four percent. Fixing a
serious maintenance problem,
such as a faulty oxygen sensor,
can improve your mileage by as
much as 40 percent.
These simple vehicle
maintenance steps can add up to
serious savings. To learn more
about how to maintain your
vehicle and reduce your fuel
expenses, visit www.carcare.org.


for 2-1-1 Big Bend.
"People in our community have
always been willing to lend a
hand when our neighbors are hit
with a hurricane, but there are
other types of crises that happen
every day. Volunteering with 2-
1-1 Big Bend is a great way to
make a concrete difference in
someone's life."
Potential volunteers who attend
orientation learn about 2-1-1 Big
Bend and the training program
and are then interviewed
individually.
2-1-1 Big Bend staff will then
follow-up with all applicants
within a few days. Applicants
who are chosen to become
telephone counselors participate
in the free training provided by 2-
1-1 Big Bend.
The trainees then work under
the direction of experienced
hotline counselors until they are
adequately prepared to
independently counsel callers.
Prior experience is not
necessary to become a hotline
counselor, only the ability to
empathize with others.
All volunteers must be at least
18 years of age and live in the
Tallahassee area, and those fluent
in Spanish or Haitian Creole are
particularly in demand.
"With all of the problems going
on in the world, it can be hard to
see how you can make an
impact," said Ritu Anand, a 211
Big Bend volunteer.
"I know that every caller I talk
with is someone that I can help,
and sometimes that can mean all
the difference in the world."
2-1-1 Big Bend is a private,
nonprofit agency located in
Tallahassee that provides free,
confidential hotline programs
offering services 24-hours a day
to Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla,
Franklin, Jefferson, Taylor,
Madison and Liberty Counties.
2-1-1 Big Bend aims.to.:help
individuals and communities by
bringing people and services
together through programs that
include telephone counseling,
crisis intervention, information,
referral, and training services.
For more information about
volunteering, please contact
asin: Zauder at '(8 ) 81-913
extension 225 or visit
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University of Florida May 11. The event was held at the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center. Sign in began at 8 a.m. and a campus tour
followed. After lunch, Dr. Wendy D. Graham presented a science
presentation about Florida's water resources. The recognition
ceremony ended the day.
Dr. Michael Matthews, Duke University liaison, presided over the
presentation of medallions, awards, and scholarships. Katy Jo is the
daughter of Shari and Larry Helm of Quincy.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program has a mission of
identifying and supporting academically talented students in a 16-state
region.
Katy Jo Helm's test scores placed her in the top 25 percent of the
talent search pool. This is a significant achievement because the pool
itself is highly selective and many high school students aspire to
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The Gadsden County Times May 25, 2006 15


Sheriff uses web to catch criminals


New web site

fights crime

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office now has a website aimed
at better serving local citizens.
The site went online last week,
and during the first hour, officers
recorded 58 hits.
"The intent is to provide
different information on different
departments and their functions -
to let the citizens know what we
do and who to call when they
need help," Inv. Ulysses Jenkins
of the Gadsden County Sheriff's
office said.
One of the site's main features
is information on unsolved
homicides and missing persons.
"The sheriff is still very
interested in solving these cold
cases. He's not letting them go.
The website is another avenue
people can use to make inquiries
or report what they know about
any of these unsolved cases. They


Lindy's Chicken,
City Liquor open

in Midway
by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
Business is booming in
Midway, as two new enterprises
celebrated their grand opening
Monday with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony. Lindy's Chicken, a
fast food restaurant specializing
in southern-fried chicken, and
City Liquor, a libations store
specializing in fine wine, beer
and liquor, are two new additions
to a rapidly-growing Midway
business community.Both stores
are located on the same parcel off
U.S. 90, in front of the Best
Western hotel. Lindy's is owned
by area restaurateur Ray Salis,
who owns seven other Lindy's in
the Gadsden/Leon, County area.
City Liquor is owned by
businessman Gary Patel, who
also owns and operates the Best
Western and Howard Johnson
hotels in Midway.At first I didn't
think Midway was the place to
be, but Gary (Patel) convinced
me it was. I've been nervous, but
now I realize Midway is a best-
kept secret," Salis said. "There is


Photo by Alice DuPont
Sheriff Morris Young is one of the first to take a look at the new
website for the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. You can check it
out at www.gadsdensheriff.org.
can also report crimes or share aim is to use every resource
information with law available to solve crimes.
enforcement. The website is also an outlet for
"A lot of people don't like to sharing Gadsden County with the
call. This way they can report a world. "People can see job
crime, provide us with tips and openings, and download
they have the option to remain employment applications. There
anonymous," Jenkins added. The are links to Crimestoppers, the


a growing demand for restaurants
in Midway. I'm excited to join
this growing community."
"We have a need for these types
of businesses, especially as the
hospitality industry and the
number of hotel rooms increases.
I 'am proud 'to be'a part of the
growth in Midway," Patel added.
David Gardner, executive
director of the Gadsden County
Chamber of Commerce, said he


sexual predators database, the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, hurricane
information, and amber alert,"
Jenkins said.
Jenkins and Don Norwood,
website manager, are also in the
process of getting a satellite
thread that will give instant
weather information via a
continuous loop that will include
all of Florida as well as parts of
the Caribbean.
"We want people to be able to
follow storms that are in the
Atlantic or the Gulf. This loop
will be 24 hours," Jenkins said.
Future plans also call for an
inmate database. The public will
be able to go online and access
charges and photos of any inmate
in the county jail. The new
system will eventually connect
the jail and the main office, as
well.
"Right now we're on two
systems. We cannot access the
jail and they cannot access us
through the same computer. The
same holds true for the clerk's
office. We hope to intertwine
with them too," Jenkins said.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO
TRANSMIT PROPOSED LAND
USE CHANGE:


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River Oak Plantation Land Use Amendment
River Oak Plantation has presented a large scale land use
amendment known as the River Oak Plantation Amendment
(CPA-2005-22). The applicant is proposing to amend the
Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map by changing 823
acres from Agriculture 3 to Mixed Use. Agriculture 2. Rural
Residential and Conservation. The property is further
described by Tax ID numbers 3-22-2N-3W-0000-00410-0000
and 3-22-2N-3W-0000-00420-0000 and is located south of the
Havana Hwy (SR 12), Littman Road and Aston Court, north
of Blue Star Hwy (US 90), east of Sehlnan Road, and south
and west of the Little River. The Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing and hear the request
on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006. The meeting will be held at 6:00
pm in the Commission meeting room located at the address
below. More information can be obtained on the proposed
changes at the Department of Growth Management, IB East
Jefferson Streei, Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons wishing
to comment may do so at the public hearings or in writing to
the Board of County Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street,
Quingc Florida 32351.
05-25c


was "very happy" to have both beginning of what I see as a
Lindy's and City Liquor come to strong and prosperous Midway."
Midway, just two of a growing Pictured, l-r, Roosevelt Morris,
number of ventures moving into Midway growth director;
the small interstate town. Gardner; Patel; Madison; Salis;
Delores Madison, Midway Taylor Salis, co-owner of
mayor, concurred, saying, "We Lindy's; Shawn Griffin, co-
are proud that these two owner of Lindy's; and Lee
businesses decided to come to Garner, Gadsden County
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO
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Proposed Text Revisions to the
Comprehensive Plan

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public meeting to discuss
proposed changes to the Gadsden County
Comprehensive Plan. The proposals for discussion
include the Future Land Use Element, the Housing
Element and Infrastructure Elements. Revisions to
the Future Land Use Housing and Infrastructure
Elements are primarily intended to amend the crite-
ria and standards in the Rural Residential land use
category, establish a mixed use and high density res-
idential land use category, and modify text on the
Housing and Infrastructure Elements to recognize the
newly proposed land use designations.

The County Commission will hear and discuss the
proposed text amendments on Tuesday, June 6th,
2006. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the
County Commission meeting room, at 7 east
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida. If approved for
transmittal by the County Commission, the amend-
ments will be transmitted to the Department of
Community Affairs for approval or comment as part
of the Fall 2006 Comprehensive Plan amendment
series.

Copies of the Proposed Plan Text Amendments will
be available at the Growth Management Department,
1B East Jefferson Street, Quincy. Persons wishing to
comment may do so in person at the public hearing
or in writing to the Gadsden County Board of
Commissioners, 7 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL
32351. If a person decides to appeal any decision by
the Board of County Commissioners with respect to
any matter considered at such public hearing, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings and for such
purpose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings .is made, which record
includes testimony and evidence to which the appeal
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16 The Gadsden County Times May 25, 2006


Bill Mock

Continued from Page 1

He also met in his wife, Jane, (who is
director of the county's library system)
at the theatre. "She was interested and I
met her there. We married in 1986 and
I'll always be grateful to the theater for
bringing us together," he said.
He guessed that he spends 10 to 15
hours per week on theatre business and
many more hours when a production is
coming up.
Need someone on lighting? Call Bill
Need someone on sound? Call Bill.
Need someone to help build the set?
Call Bill.
Need a director? Call Bill.
Need an extra for the crowd scene?
Call Bill.
Need a someone in the lead role? call


Bill.
His love for the theatre comes from
what it has given him. "It has allowed
me to do things that I thought I couldn't
do. Acting-wise, it allows me to stretch
myself. My favorite role is that of Judd
Fry. The character was a homicidal
maniac and that was a role 1 thought I
couldn't do, but the theatre allows you to
do what you thought you couldn't do."
Next year, when QMT celebrates 25
years, Mock will be right there. "I see
how theatre has grown and that we
consistently put on quality performances.
I'm very proud that I have been a part of
it," he said.
A man with a fulltime job and an
almost fulltime volunteering with the
theatre should have his hands full. Not
Bill Mock.
He's also a volunteer with the Boy
Scouts. That's another thing his sons
Greg and Mike were involved in, but it's


easy to determine if the boys got him
involved or if he got them involved.
Both earned their Eagle Scout badges,
but Bill is the first to admit that he never
stopped being a Scout from his own
childhood.
He serves as Vice President of
Properties for the Suwannee River
Council, made up of 13 counties with
between 9,000 and 10,000 boys.
Throughout the years, he has touched
the lives of hundreds of boys in the area.
"I remember them all. I can't always
recall their names, but I know their
faces. I still see them in their scouting
uniforms and I refer to them as boys
because that's how I remember them,
although many have gone on to become
professional people, doctors, lawyers,
bankers. Sometimes they will call to
thank me for scouting," he said.
Mock returned recently from his third
National Scouting Jamboree at Fort A.P.


Hill, Virginia. "If you can imagine
40,000 kids camping out for ten days,
sleeping and eating and participating in
competitions, that's quite an
undertaking."
Two contingents, 32 boys and four
scout masters each, represented the
Suwannee River Council. "When it was
time to go, we packed up and came
home. On that last day, I had them up at
4 a.m.," Mock said. Scouting is good,
but ten days is quite enough.
Between scouting and his mother Bill
learned to cook, and culinary skills have
since become more of a hobby than a
chore. He's quite good at it, too. "I do a
lot of chicken dishes. My chicken gumbo
goes over well with a lot of people. I
make a banana split pie that my wife
loves."
When he has time he will often pick up
a piece of wood and begin carving. "I do
walking canes and things like that," he


said.
The theatre, scouting, his job at
Talquin, cooking, wood carving ought to
be enough for one man. Not Bill Mock.
"I spend about ten hours a week
preparing for my Sunday School class,"
he said. Mock teaches the Adult I class
at First Presbyterian Church. He admits
that his students are sharp when it comes
to Bible knowledge, and he knows better
than to walk in unprepared on Sunday
morning. In addition to teaching Sunday
School he serves as a church deacon,
sings in the choir, is on the Pastor's
Hiring Committee.
He has just one more job and he
considers it one of the most important,
he's grandfather to 13-year-old Laura.
What else can Mock cram on his plate?
"We just recently bought an RV. I'm
going to see the movie "RVing" with
Robin Williams. Maybe we can find
some time to do that," he said.


Clinic
Continued from Page 1
facility that she says serves as
more than just a clinic for Gretna
townsfolk.
"The purpose of the clinic is
two-fold. It's important because
the need (for local healthcare) is
still out there, but it's also open
because the school needs a
practice site," Ballard-Ferguson
said.
Although initially the clinic will
only be open Thursdays and
Friday, Ballard-Ferguson is
currently working on obtaining
grant funds from the Health and
Human Services Administration
to stay open five days a week and


Summer rec


to provide additional services. In
addition, right now the clinic will
cater more to primary care
problems such as diabetes,
respiratory problems, and other
clinical illnesses. But Ballard-
Ferguson says she hopes to add
diagnostics, radiology technology
and even dental screening soon
through the grant.
Ballard-Ferguson is also
working with the FAMU School
of Business to develop a
sustainability plan, an area the
clinic has struggled with in the
past. Originally the clinic was
completely free, but now Ballard-
Ferguson says they will accept
Medicare, Medicaid and private
insurance to help offset operating


Continued from Page 1

week for Chattahoochee city residents and $15 a
week for non-city residents.
In addition to the camp, the Chattahoochee
Recreation Department offers summer baseball for
15- to 18-year-olds. For more information on this or
the summer camp, call 663-8000.
Havana offers a summer camp for Gadsden
County K-12 students as well, from June 12 to July
28 for a flat fee of $30 per student. The camp will
feature a variety of recreational activities including
swimming, according to Havana City Councilman
Vernell Ross, who is a coordinator for the camp. "It
is a program that is wholesome and designed to
accommodate the needs of youngsters during their
summer vacation," he said.
All county camps will offer classes on computer
literacy, Spanish LangjiTi.ige t_ culture, and
career/workforce educ.iino,, .aLglit by Tallahassee
Community College instructors and sponsored by
Gadsden County Parks and Recreation. The
educational program is designed to be "fun


Bogan

Continued from Page 1

which the commission was going about his
appointment.
In the process Elias made two motions, both
requiring advertising of the position; one limited the
time frame. Both motions failed to receive a second.
Mayor Sherrie Taylor asked City Attorney Jack
McLean if the commission was required by the
city's charter to advertise the position. McLeap
responded that the commission was not required to
advertise.
Coinmissioner Andy Gay made the motion to hire
Bogan. Gay said that he wanted Bogan as the city
manager because of his extensive background in
municipal management and finances.
"I feel like he can come in and help set new
policies and procedures," Gay said. Gay said the
finances of the city needed Bogan, and that he was
confident that he could do the job.
Commissioner Finley Cook said he had faith in
Bogan's ability to get the city's finances back on
track.
Taylor, Gay, Cook and Commissioner Keith
Dowdell voted to appoint Bogan.
Bogan made the leap to city manager before he
officially became the city's interim manager.
In last week's special called meeting city manager
Willie Earl Banks tendered his resignation effective


Audit

Continued from Page 1

problems now facing the city have built up over a
period of time.
The audit was originally to be completed by the
end of May. Thomas said that because of the issues
already found and the overburdened city staff the
audit will require three to four more weeks to
complete.
Thomas was asked if the current city staff would
be able to handle the workload once the audit was
complete and a new clean slate could be created. He
replied, no, the city would need very experienced
and expensive help, Thomas said.
Referring to his view of the audit so far, Mayor
Sherrie Taylor asked if he had seen any red flags.
Thomas said that he could not dismiss it until he
was able to track everything down.
In a related matter, commissioners faced another
financial dilemma: two bond issues have stumbled
on financial woes.
According to City Attorney Jack McLean the 2002
series bond which was issued for streets and the
Kelly/Campbell Center, and the 2003 bond issue for
upgrades on the water system and the fiber optic
system are short money.
The commission voted to cancel a water extension
project contract and froze all remaining bond money
until the issue could be resolved. *
McLean stated that the reason for the action was
that the bond funds were not available to complete


costs. The clinic will, however,
still see those people who cannot
afford healthcare and do not have
health insurance one of the
primary purposes of the clinic,
according to Ballard-Ferguson.
"The clinic will provide
accessible healthcare for the
people of Gretna. We've looked
at population needs, and this
should address problems with
access to healthcare, so people
won't have to go to. Tallahassee
or other places for good
healthcare." She added many
health problems people face in
the Gretna area are "diseases of
neglect" meaning they result
from lack of healthcare access.
The Gretna clinic is also


education", featuring games and other activities
aimed at enhancing learning, according to Gadsden
County Parks and Recreation Coordinator Charles
Chapman.
"For a long time the conception of recreation was
simply athletics, but that's not the case. Recreation
can be taking a cooking class or continuing
education classes to learn something they've never
learned," Chapman said. He added he hopes the
classes, particularly the Spanish culture classes, will
help build a stronger community by bridging gaps
between different communities and ethnic groups.
Although its status is currently pending, Midway
also has a summer camp planned. For more
information on what Midway may offer, call city
hall at 574-2355.
Yet another option for summer activity is the 21st
Century Gadsden Recreation, Arts and Technology
Summer Program, offered by the Gadsden County
School Board. The program is offered free to all
Gadsden County students in 3rd through 12th grade
thanks to a substantial grant. It features academic
work, sports, arts, music, numerous field trips and
much, much more. For more information on this
program, contact Project Director Marshall
Williams at 875-9880.


May 30, and the commission appointed Bogan as
interim effective May 31.
Bogan, a CPA employed as a finance director with
the city of Tallahassee, has been working as a
financial consultant for the City of Quincy. Bogan
has been helping interim finance director Christie
Joyner sort out the city's financial woes and catch
up the city's past due state audits.
At the end of the meeting Bogan spoke to the
commission. "I want to thank the four that voted on
my behalf," Bogan said to the commission. He told
them that he would give them a professional job as
their city manager.
"I understand it is not over me, but the process,"
he said to Elias in reference to his "no" vote.
Bogan said that he had thought about not
accepting the job if he did not get a unanimous vote.
After thinking about the debate, Bogan said the he
felt he could sit down with Elias and work out the
issue.
Bogan said he wanted to work together as a team
with the commission and applauded Elias for his
insight and welcomed him pointing out problem
areas.
"You will get a professional product and your
confidence in me is not being misplaced," Bogan
said.
Bogan will still be required to meet the city's
hiring procedure, including a background check. His
contract will also be an issue to be negotiated over
the next few meetings. His exact date to take over
was not discussed at the meeting.


the project.
The issue
centers
around
$500,000
worth of bond
monev that is


no longer
available. The
money,
McLean said,
may have
c- t been spent on
o their city
S projects.
He noted it
I. would take a
forensic audit
to sort out
what
Photo by Byron Spires happened to
Forensic auditor John Thomas the money.
addesses the Quincy Commission. In other
business:
Outgoing City Manager Willie Earl Banks
received a plaque from mayor Sherrie Taylor for his
six years as Quincy's city manager.
New fees were approved for all building
department services. The new fees will go into
effect on August 1.
The commission approved a rezoning request for
15 W. King Street. The building will become part of
the TCC Quincy House.
* An annexation request did not receive a second.
The annexation was for 75 acres on Strong Road.


partnering with the Gadsden
County Health Department, who
will not only perform the clinic's
lab work but will also pay the
clinic's utility bills.
Ballard-Ferguson says
donations to the clinic are
welcome and helpful. To donate,
or for more information on the
clinic, call Ballard-Fergujson at
850-412-7067. P


-, 2006 MASTER GARDENER CLASS
SThe Gadsden County Extension Office in conjunction with the
' Jackson County Extension Office will be offering a Master
Gardener Class in June and July. The June classes will be held in
Marianna on June 19-22nd, and the July classes will be held in
Quincy on July 10-13th. Transportation to Marianna will be pro-
vided by the Extension Service if needed. The classes held in
Quincy will be at the William Inman Agricultural Center, 2140
W. Jefferson Street.


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Shiloh PB Church
Shiloh P.B. Church will be host
church for the Quincy Choir
Union Sunday, May 28 at 2:45
p.m.
The public is invited.

St. Hebron AME
Being an educator requires
special talents by a group of
special people who have been
blessed with the skill to channel
acquired knowledge through to
all students those who are
willing to receive it as well as
those who fight being educated
and reformed.
Because we are appreciative of
your hard work, dedication, and
innovative ideas, we find it a
pleasure to celebrate educators
both near and far.
As a way to say "thank you,"
the St. Hebron A.M.E. Church,
on behalf of the education
committee and the stewardess
boards, invites you to our first
annual "Educator's Day" May 28
at 11 a.m. (fourth Sunday).
Thank you in advance for your
participation, as we can only be
successful with your presence.
The church is located at 1730
St. Hebron Rd, Quincy. Rev.
Clifton Riley is the pastor.


True Believers Church
An "Anointing Revival" will be
held May 29 June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
at True Believers Church.
The revivalist is Prophetess
Virginia Smith from Faith
Cornerstone Church Ministry in
Malone. We welcome you to
come out and let the healing of
God bless you.
The church is located at 16830
Blue Star Highway (Hwy 90) in
Douglas City (Gretna) behind the
BP gas station. For more
information please contact Sister
Andrea at 350-0628. The pastor
of True Believer Church is A.
Robinson.


TCC, Quincy

Education

through Rec

expands
Last summer The City of
Quincy's summer recreation
camp opted to partner with
TCC's Quincy House to enhance
their program by incorporating
academic offerings for the
campers. The venture was
extremely successful.
This summer the TCC Quincy
House has partnered with the
Gadsden County Parks and
*Recreation Division in supporting


not only the City of Quincy's
summer camp, but also programs
in Havana and Chattahoochee by
incorporating an educational
element into their existing
summer programs.
While being new to the existing
partnership, Gadsden County
Parks and Recreation will assist
all of the partners in improving
recreation services to Gadsden
County's youth.
The six-week curriculum,
beginning June 5, will focus on
Spanish language and culture
awareness. Bi-lingual staff from
the Quincy House will travel to a
different camp location each day
- Chattahoochee on Monday,
Quincy on Tuesday and
Wednesday, and Havana on


Thursday and Friday. The Camp
is designed to teach the Spanish
language and culture through fun
and interactive methods. The
program also incorporates some
career exploration as one of its
goals is to prepare students for a
competitive job market, which is
becoming increasingly diverse.
TCC President, Dr. Bill Law,
said, "We are very fortunate to
have positive relationships with
the Parks and Recreation
departments in each of the
municipalities."
"We are very excited to partner
with Tallahassee Community
College and the Quincy House
for this project. Recreation is so
much more than just athletics.
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St. Mary appreciation
You are cordially invited to an
appreciation program in honor of
a true man of God, Deacon Amos
Murray.
The program will be at 4 p.m.,
Sunday, June 4. The speaker will
be Minister Clifford Bronson.
Ministers, deacons, church
members, family and friends,
please come worship with us as
we show Deacon Murray how
much we really appreciate his
dedication and hard work in the
name of our Lord and Savior.
St. Mary M.B. Church is
located in the Sawdust
Community.

St. Mary MB Church
The St. Mary missionaries
invite you to come and worship
with us on Sunday, May 28 at 4
p.m. Evangelist Donna Robinson
is the speaker.
Elder Juluis Robinson is pastor.
St. Mary MB Church is on the
Hosford Highway.

St. Stephens PB
On Saturday, May 27 at 4 p.m.
St. Stephens PB Church will have
Four Season Tea.
The church mission will
celebrate our 6th anniversary on
the fourth Sunday, May 28 at 3
p.m. with St. Mark's Elder Cris
Burney and his congregation.
Everyone is invited to join us on
this great occasion.

Trinity Deliverance
and Restoration
Pastor Bonnie and members
spent March 18 20 in
Columbus, Ohio with Pastor Rod
Parsley at the Pastors and
Leadership Conference.
We spent March 25 April 2
with Pastors Donald and Gwen
Battle at Divine Faith Ministries
in Jonesboro, Ga.
April 5 8 we attended the
Thresing Floor Conference
hosted by Dr. Juanita Bynum-
Weeks as a delegate.
Pastor Bonnie was called back
to an urgent meeting with Pastor
Parsley May 5 8, where Pastor
Battle was promoted from
Regional Director to National
Director.
May 17 20 she was invited
back to Divine Faith International
to the Sons and Daughters
Brunch and a special meeting
with Pastor Donald Battles.
Pastor Bonnie has been
promoted and released to travel
to the churches over which she
has been appointed area director.
She is now free to take
engagements as God leads her.
She was asked to return to
Atlanta to Trinity Broadcasting
"Praise the Lord" service June
14.
Pastor Bonnie and members
will attend Dominion Camp
meeting in Columbus, Ohio with
Pastor Parsley June 2 5.
She was also asked to
accompany Pastor Battle to
Ghana, Africa and London,
England in November.
She can be reached at P.O. Box
1542, Quincy, FL. 32353; or e-
mail at
vivianbonniegreen@yahoo.com.


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experiences to include a global
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said Charles Chapman, Gadsden
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All participating organizations
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Quincy Parks and Recreation's
Ferolito Center. All families
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By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
Like many young men of his era Chester Davis
Sr., would accept the call of his country and go to
war.
It was 1943 and the 18-year-old native a
Gadsden countian had a choice to make.
Should he -allow himself to be drafted
into the Army or should he join the
Marines? h i
He chose the Marines and made his
mark on history at the same time.
Davis would become one of the first
African American Marines. '
His choice to join the Marine Corps ,
wasn't neccesarily driven by a I
overwhelming desire to be the first, but
instead, Davis wanted the esprit-de-
corps offered by the Marine Corps.
"To my father it was the prestige of the
Corps and his desire to do something
different that led him to the Marines,"
son Chester Davis Jr. said.
The senior Davis passed away in 1981.
This is the story of his experiences as
relayed to his son and historical
documentation of the first African
American Marines.
Chester Davis ST. was next to the ..
oldest child of nine children born to
Tommie and Iola Davis. Davis Sr..
grew up working in the tobacco fields of
Gadsden County. He was familiar with
the daylight to dark schedule of farming
and knew he had what it took to be
Marine.
Davis had another distinction as well.
He is a direct descendent of slaves who
worked on Gadsden County's soil. His
great-great uncle Mat is listed in the ,. .
white Davis family history as a loyal and "
trusted worker and friend of the family.
The Davis family lived in Mt. Pleasant
on a small ten acre farm until just before
the war broke out. Tommie Davis
picked his family up and moved to the
Orlando area. The Davis family would Chester
,be back in Gadsden County by 1943. America's
It was in Orlando that the 18-year-old
Chester Davis Sr. would make his
decision to join the Marines.
After induction Davis was sent to Montiford Point
Camp, about ten miles from Camp Lejeune, North
Carolina.This was in early 1943, before the days of
Civil Rights laws. It was a time of segregation and
although there was a war waging on two fronts,
segregation held a firm hold on this country and
especially the military.
It is in this light that Davis' decision to become a
Marine gains importance. The Navy and the Army
had allowed African Americans into their ranks, but
delegated them to stewards, truck drivers and
maintenance duties. There were exceptions, such as


the Horse Soldiers during the American West
campaigns.
The idea of African American Marines was so new
that the Corps needed to recruit African American
drill instructors to train these new Marines. Early
training would be given by white non-commissioned
officers until a crew of African American NCOs
could be chosen out of the first recruits.
The word went out to recruiting offices all over the
country to only send the very best African American
recruits to the Marines.
Davis fell into the third actual group of young men
to be trained at Camp Montiford. His drill
instructors were African American.
Two of those instructors would become legends in


Davis, Jr. is shown with memorabilia from his fai
first African American Marines.

the Marine Corp: Sergeant Major Edger H. Huff and
Sergeant Major Gilbert H. "Hashmark" Johnsoft.
Huff would become Sergeant Major of the Marine
Corps before he retired. It would be at the end of the
war before any African American Marines would
hold officers bars.
In addition to being segregated, the new Marines
under the tutelage of white NCOs found themselves
in a living hell. There had been a lot of opposition to
African Americans joining the Marines.
That became evident to Davis as he was moved
from Montiford Point to the main Camp LeJeune for
drill instructions. The new marines received a lot of


insulting gestures from the white Marines, he told
his son.
Nearly 18,000 African American Marines would
be trained at Camp Montiford Point before the war
ended.
An interesting note. of Davis' early years in the
Marines would be a card that noted physical
characteristics. The card by a medical examiner
listed: eyes -Negro; hair -Negro; complection-
Negro. The card was signed by Lt. J.R.
Westmoreland, later to become General
Westmoreland of the Vietnam era.
Davis started his Marine life in the 2nd Marine
Depot Company, training as a 75 MM anti-aircraft
battery gun operator, and in handling and movement
of ammunition.
Until the last year of the
war, African Americans
were delegated primarily
to support for front line
troops. Davis' job was to
transport ammunition and
supplies to the Marines.
Once he reached the war
zone, things began to
change very quickly.
American aircraft carriers
had won the Battle. of
Midway Island, and the
tide of the war had started
S to turn. The Marines
started island hopping
across the Pacific.
A Davis was assigned to the
S 3rd Marine Depot
Company Marines and was
there with the troops all the
way.
Many times transports
were unloading while the
fighting was still going on
for the beaches. In addition
to moving supplies Davis
went on patrols and
guarded perimeters of the
supply dumps.
Although Davis did not
talk often of his war
experiences, he did tell his
son that over the four years
he was in the Marines he
lost many of his friends in
.. combat. There were many
Times he said that he dove
for cover and several times
Photo by Byron Spires he was nearly hit by sniper
fire.
other's days as one of One experience he did
talk about saved his life.
He and another Marine had
been clowning around and
Davis was accidently
stabbed in the foot. Because of his injury he


missed that night's patrol. No one from the patrol
ever came back. They had all been killed in an
ambush by the Japanese.
Davis Jr., who also chose the military as a career,
retiring as a Captain in the United States Air Force,
asked his father about his part in the war.
Reluctantly Davis told his son that he had been there
to do a job and that is what he did. He did his job he
said because he was a Marine. "I'm proud to
be a Marine," he said.
Davis saw action in the following areas: Noumea,


Chester A. Davis, Sr.
Circa 1943 at Camp Montiford Point
North Carolina


New Caledonia, Guadacanal, British Solomon
Islands, Ryukya Rotto, Marshall Islands, Carolina
Islands Guam, The Marianas Islands and Okinawa.
After the war Davis, now a corporal in the Marine
Corps,' left the service and returned to Gadsden
County, and at the age of 27 married Rosa Lee
Johnson. The couple had two sons, Chester Jr. the
eldest, and Tom. The pair would later divorce and
both remarry.
Chester Davis Jr. said that as Monday's holiday
neared he thought about his father. He thought a lot
about all of the sacrifices made for this country and
he hoped this Memorial Day everyone would
remember all of those young men that went away to
war and especially those that did not return.

Remember Those Who
Served Our Country
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The EGHS Junior Army ROTC Drill Team came home from the National High School Drill Team Championships with high marks.
The team is pictured here, front row, l-r, Lt. Col. Kenny Bouie, Staff Sgt. Jaleesa Kemp, Cpl. Kendrick Brown, Capt. Iashea McDavid,
Capt. Taverres Barnes, Sgt. 1st Class Tonica McDonald. Second row, l-r, Capt. Kimberly Matthews, Sgt. 1st Class Jacqeline Grant,
Master Sgt. Xavier Barnes, Master Sgt. Jessie Marshall, Capt. Jose Lopez, 2nd Lt. Gary Russ Jr., Sgt. 1st Class Christopher McGriff.
Top row, l-r, Master Sgt. Jerome Kerrison (drill team instructor), Cpl. Colby Marshall, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Clary, Sgt. 1st Class
Ronald Harris, Capt. Monterious Neal, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Williams (drill team instructor).



East Gadsden JROTC wows



judges, 25th in national event


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

With rifles twirling, heels clicking and
bodies standing straight as an arrow, the East
Gadsden High School Junior Army ROTC
wowed judges at a recent national drill team
competition, placing them among the ranks of
the best drill teams in the country.
Eighteen EGHS cadets traveled to Daytona
Beach Friday, May 5, to show off their skills
at the National High School Drill Team
Championships, sponsored by the U.S. Army
Cadet Command and produced by Sports
Network International, Inc. Of the 40 teams
that participated in the prestigious invitation-
only contest, the EGHS team managed to
finish 25th overall, also seizing an impressive
llth place spot in the armed platoon
exhibition category.
"You can't be anything but truly satisfied,"
Master Sgt. Jerome Kerrison, drill team
instructor, said of the results. "I'm always
looking. I try to hold my comments back, as I
like for them (cadets) to stress to themselves
how they did, but I was elated," Sgt. 1st Class
Michael Williams, also a drill team instructor,
added.
Judges critique cadets based on several
detail-attentive items including military
flavor, movemement precision and variety,
handling of weapons and more. Cadets can be
penalized for stepping out of bounds or
dropping weapons, but neither was an issue
for the EGHS squad.
Particularly impressive about the cadets'
standings is the high caliber of teams they
faced. Hundreds of drill teams from across the
country apply for a spot in the national
competition, but ultimately contest officials
select only 40.
"We could have done better, but we still did
good considering we were up against teams in
the top five percent in the country," Gary


Russ Jr., Junior ROTC 2nd Lieutenant and
commander of the .regulation unarmed
platoon, said. The EGHS junior added he was
"proud and excited" about. his team's
performance.
Contest officials invited the EGHS team to
the national level based on its stellar
performances at six state and region-level
competitions last year, from which the group
took home a slough of first place trophies in
numerous categories and for their overall
performance.
Although the EGHS drill team may make
routines look easy and effortless, the drills are
put together with hours of hard work and
practice after school and even on holidays,
often under a blistering sun and soaring
temperatures. The team also faces many
obstacles such as school testing, which makes
it difficult for all cadets to be at all practices;
different field sizes, conditions and
regulations at different competitions, and
personality conflicts among cadets.
Overcoming such obstacles requires
monumental flexibility 'on the part of both
instructors and cadets, who constantly adapt
to new situations and perpetuate the evolution
of routines to the best they can be. "For
preparation (for the national competition) we
started early, doing our best, and critiquing
ourselves (and improving) until we saw
ourselves as competitive against other teams.
Our routine was top notch," Jessie Marshall,
Junior Cadet Master Sergeant and EGHS
sophomore, explained.
"We're always making adjustments.
Commands are different at each competition,
and there are different regulations," Kerrison
added. In fact, he said, the team completely
revamped an exhibition routine before the
national competition based on judges'
comments from a previous contest just one
example of the team's ability to adapt and
willingness to let routines evolve.


Teamwork, discipline and community pride
are key elements that keep this process alive,
according to Kerrison and Williams. "You've
got to be able to execute sharpness and
snappiness,buit ',u'. e g:'i to do it as a team,""
Kerrison said, adding cadets enjoy the respect
they get from the community, another factor
that keeps them going.
The national competition yielded not only
high marks for the EGHS squad, but also a
new drive to do better, and new-found
leadership ability in certain cadets that
instructors say they hope will carry over into
next year.
"As a whole we didn't live up to our
expectations, but then again the world wasn't
built in a day. We'll take this as a learning
experience and hopefully we'll return,"
Kerrison said. "The cadets coming back next
year now feel they can compete with
anybody, and that's going to carry over
through doing better next year," Williams
added.
The EGHS JROTC program is a result of the
fusion of drill teams from Shanks High
School and Havana Northside High School,
both strong teams in different areas at the
time. The combination yielded a powerful
new drill team that in three short years has
racked up more than 100 trophies and first
place spots in state-level competitions every
year.
This success is due in part to the values and
discipline students get from the curriculum. "I
believe the ROTC should be in every high
school. It teaches us values that schools used
to teach but have now been lost. It instills
values and leadership in students by giving
them responsibilities and positions you have
to carry out. The instructors are by your side,
but you're in charge of the show," Marshall
said. "For this school to be so early in its
birth, we've accomplished a lot, and we're
always trying to top our previous year."


The Robert F. Munroe Day
School graduation for the Class
of 2006 will be held May 26,
2006, at 7:30 p.m. at the Leaf
Theatre in Quincy. Headmaster
Michael S. Knight will conduct
the commencement exercises and
Board President Howard
McKinnon will present diplomas.
Awards and scholarships, as well
as academic achievements will be
recognized and presented during
the program.
The salutatorian, Steve Phillips,
and the valedictorian, Ammie
Fletcher, will give the welcome
and farewell addresses for the
evening, respectively.
Steve is the son of Theresa and
Terry Phillips of Havana.
During his four years of high
school, he has been involved in
many activities and leadership
positions in the life of the school.
Among these are: Student
Council I, II, III, IV; Key Club II,
III, IV; Beta I, II, III- Treasurer,
IV- Treasurer; Brain Brawl II, III,
IV- Captain; Creative Writing IV;
Football I, II- All County
Honorable Mention, III-
Strongest Player, Iron Cat Award,
All County Honorable Mention,
Captain, IV- Strongest Player, All
County Honorable Mention,
Captain, All Conference Team,
All Big Bend Honorable
Mention, Five Year Starter
Award; Weightlifting I, II, III;
Class Vice President II, III, IV;
Homecoming Representative III.
He is ranked second in
academic standing in the senior
class, which automatically
designates him as Salutatorian.
He is receiving a High Academic
Diploma and a Florida Medallion
Scholarship Award. Steve will
attend Florida State University in
the fall.
Ammie was named
Valedictorian because of her top
GPA in the class. She is the
daughter of Densyl and Clark
Fletcher of Quincy. Ammie's
many activities and recognition
during her years., at, Munroe
include: Student Council I-
Secretary, II- Secretary, III-
Secretary, IV- Vice President;
Anchor Club II, III- Junior Board
Member; President Elect of the
State, IV- President of the State;
Journalism I; Beta II, III-
President Elect; IV- President;
Brain Brawl I, II, III; Chorus I;
Creative Writing IV; Softball I,
II- Most Improved, III, IV-
Captain, Sportsmanship Award;
Cheerleading I- UCA All Star, II,
III- UCA All Star, IV- UCA All
Star, Captain; Scholar Athlete of
the Year II; Class Secretary I, II;
Class President III, IV;
Homecoming Representative III;
"Homecoming Queen" IV; and
Key Club Sweetheart.
Ammie will attend the
University of Florida in the fall.
Baccalaureate was held for the
class at the First Presbyterian
Church in Quincy on Sunday.
Reverend Richard Hill, Munroe
alumnus of 1980, was the
speaker. Richard is presently in
Roswell, Ga., serving as the
Missions Pastor at the Roswell
Gadsden County
school menus

Friday, May 26
Breakfast: Assorted cereal with
toast and 100 percent fruit juice.
Lunch: Early release day -
managers choice.


Steve Phillips
Robert F. Munroe
Salutatorian


Ammie Fletcher
Robert F. Munroe
Valedictorian
Presbyterian Church.
The Class of 2006 is celebrating
Class Night this Thursday at 7:30
p.m., at the Leaf Theatre and
invites all friends and family to
attend. The class wills, history,
and prophecy will be presented
by the class lawyer, Mandy
Clark, historian, Megan Rowan,
and prophet, Jessica Joyner.


Gordy earns

honor at BC
Outstanding Bainbridge College
(BC) students, faculty and staff
members received a variety of
honors and awards at Honors
Night, May 11 at Decatur County
Memorial Coliseum. Dr. John
Colson, vice president of student
affairs, opened the program.
Among the honorees was
Patrick Gordy of Quincy, who
was recognized as an outstanding
College Bowl member by the
group's sponsor, Michael
Kirkland
Among the students recognized
for membership in Who's Who
Among Students in American
Junior Colleges was Gadsden
County resident Elitha Gant-
Harrison.

GEMS hosts fruit
tasting day as part of
health grant study
Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School hosted a "Fruit Tasting
Day" as part of the Health-
Coordinated Grant. Students and
teachers put their taste buds to the
test as they experienced a variety of
exotic fruits.
Some of the fruits that were tasted
were pineapple, papaya, coconut,
plantains, guava, blueberries and
other fruits. This experience was a
fuist for some of the students.
Parents of GEMS students
graciously donated the fruit for
students to each have a sample. The
students learned important
nutritional facts about the vitamins
that are obtained from the fruits.


GEMS

students

enjoy field

day as school

year ends
Photos by Brian Dekle
Times Intern


Look at them go! Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School
students hop along in burlap
sacks for the 2006 field day sack
race. The sack race was just one
of many events students
participated in for field day,
which organizers say helps
promote healthy habits such as
eating properly and exercising.

"Hula hooping" was one way
students at the Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School
exercised during the 2006 field
day, a day of fun and health for
the youngsters.

A parade of Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School
children down the streets of
Quincy helped kick off the
school's 2006 field day. Students
bore signs heralding the
importance of eating healthy and
exercising, and also chanted
health-promoting slogans such as
"We are smart. We walk for the
heart," and "We are the owls, the
healthy, healthy owls." Mayor
Sherri Taylor was the grand
marshal.







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Gadsden schools,


TCC to recognize


volunteers at picnic


Shanks students pose with Lorenzo Booker after the
game.


-Shanks student Tramaine Robinson gets an auto-
graph from Buster Davis.

Shanks students get a lesson


from FSU players

By: LaTrecha Scott conduct
Utopia,'
Barbara Johnson, a 7th grade
teacher at James A. Shanks "This i
Middle School, has a good track ter," Cl
record for getting the right people ent liais
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tailback for Florida..
State Universir,
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John Lata, director
of student services
at FSU and
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musical

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through

Romans :
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Ever been to Rome? How his unco
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journey to the biblical book of a traditi,
Romans Friday, May 5. School.
"Roamin' Through Romans" was School
presented to a full house of constant
family, friends, faculty, and and inn
members of the community. One our
hundred children, grades 5K-5, Howeve
sang songs about roaming the tradition
Roman road, while their tour each chi
guide, Paul (from the Bible) took Christ a


a group of students on a field trip


t, 20 miles away is
Johnson said.
inspires children to do bet-
aretha White, school par-
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this "motivates our chil-
go to another level."


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called the trip "a learning
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rapped in fun."
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other team members as
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ask. The students would
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its left the game with pic-
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'Cody Fagg, a Gadsden
native, Antone Smith and
Davis.


them straight to Jesus and
conditional love.
als that the students and
immunity have come to
te and enjoy have become
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Tallavana Christian
honors tradition yet is
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ovative ways to educate
ever-changing youth.
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n and goal is to present
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and how much he loves


Gadsden County Schools and
Tallahassee Community College
are teaming up to host "Picnic on
the Green," an event organized to
recognize those that have
volunteered their time in the
schools or for the purposes of
education in general.
The event will take place
Tuesday, May 23, from 5 p.m. to
6 p.m. behind the district office at
the Family Resource Center.
The. Gadsden County school
superintendent and the Gadsden
County School Board host the
award ceremony annually.
Each year volunteers that have
given their time in the schools to
help assist with building a
brighter future for the students
are honored.
This year the district invited
TCC to be part of the event based
on the Community Conversation
partnership.
Specifically, TCC will honor
those who participated in the
Gadsden County Community
Conversation February 11, at
East Gadsden High School.
The conversation included a
diverse group of committed
citizens that convened to discuss
the "Purposes of Education."
There were 58 community
participants, including parents,
students from local schools,
representatives from the district,
Tallahassee Community College
staff, and other interested citizens
present.
The college will also recognize
a special volunteer who played an
important role in making the
conversation happen.





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Sherhonda L.
Bush graduates
from FSU
Sherhonda L. Bush of Gretna
graudated April 29, 2006 from
Florida State University with a
bachelor's in accounting.
Sherhonda is a 2002 graduate of
the James A. Shanks High
School.
Her parents, Alvin and Carolyn
Bush, and entire family are
extremely proud of her
accomplishments.


Mly mother had leukemia and
she was given many units of
blood. When people asked us
how they could help with my
mother, we told them they
could give blood. One of my
co-workers then called and set
up the first blood drive at
Focus Credit Union in
Chattahoochee. Now we have
drives also at our Quincy loca-
tion. This is a wonderful way
for people to help.
-Linda from Quincy


After analyzing the participants'
contributions, the following
themes emerged as the most
important and consistent:
1.Increased parental
involvement recommendations
included:
*Working closer with existing
services
*Focusing on early intervention
*Training/workshops for
parents on supporting children
2. Increased communication
and information
recommendations included:
*More community
conversations
*Linking service providers and
citizens
*Linking teachers and parents
* Ensuring that citizens are
aware of all available resources

A follow-up team has been
established that has suggested the
creation of two task forces to
develop goals and implement
strategies for each of the two
themes.
The task forces should include
parents, students, teachers,
community leaders, and all those
currently involved in existing
initiatives related to the identified
issues.
A second Community
Conversation has been tentatively
planned for June and will focus
on parental involvement. All
interested Gadsden County
citizens are encouraged to
participate and contribute their
input and support. "


St. John kids end year with a splash
Kindergarten is ending the year with a splash. On Friday, May 12
the kindergarten students at St. John Elementary celebrated their
second annual "Hawaiian Luau."
The Hawaiian Luau is celebrated at the end of the year because it
connects with the last Open Court Unit "By the Sea". In this unit the
students conducted some experiments to find out more about water;
they read stories that told us about all the different creatures that live in
the ocean; they also learned about the different characteristics that the
oceans share.
For the end of the unit project the students had to create a diorama of
the sea. The students really enjoyed the unit. The students enjoyed the
water events, playing on the slip-n-slides and splashing around in the
pools. Some parents came out and shared the fun.


Tiffany D. Thomas
graduates from U

of West Florida

Tiffany D. Thomas graduated
from the University of West
Florida (Pensacola) May 6 with a
bachelor's in criminal justice and
a minor in child welfare. _
She is the daughter of Lawrence I
Thomas, Jr. and Virginia
Thomas. Her grandparents are
Arliver Brady and the late Robert
Brady; Lawrence Thomas, Sr.
and the late Fannie Mae Thomas.

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"It's a funny feeling when you realize you

have to kill the next fellow you see."



"Kill or Be Killed"


more than a film



when all hell breaks


loose at 'Bulge'


'i


Marching toward death:



Bataan Death March


Hugh Zeigler is one of few who survived


S. By BYRON SPIRES
'......Times Staff Writer

It would be the largest American Army to surrender in the history of the
United States. The Army's surrender on April 9, 1942 in the Philippines
would instigate one of World War Two's most infamous war crimes, the
Bataan Death March.
Havana resident Hugh Zeigler, now 88 years old, was there from the first
step to the last step of the "March to Hell". Zeigler would be one of the
kw ,lucky ones. He would survive the forced march of more than 90 miles that
had started with 70,000 other American and Filipino solders.
Only 54,000 soldiers would complete the six-day march. Many were shot,
bayoneted or died of starvation. The Japanese guards regularly beat the
prisoners of war and denied them food and water. Their favorite torture was
to force the POWs to sit in the sun without shade, helmets or water. If
someone asked for water they were immediately executed, usually by
beheading them in front of the other POWs.
Zeigler's survival of those horrid days is one of courage, faith and pure
determination. He was a man set on coming back home to see his family.
S"You do not know what the human body is capable of enduring," Zeigler
said about his experiences as a Japanese POW. He learned first hand that a
human body can survive on nearly no food or water for an extended length
of time.
Zeigler's pre-war weight was about 135 pounds, when liberated in the fall
of 1945 he weighed 70 pounds. He had survived three and a half years of
living hell as a Japanese prisoner of war.
The will to live and the strength to presevere were imbedded in Zeigler
growing up on the loamy soils of East Georgia.
Zeigler was one of nine young men drafted out of Screven County.
He was drafted June 23, 1941, and sent to Ft. McPherson near Atlanta,
Georgia. He was tested and passed the non-commissioned officer's exam
and was then sent to the 454th Heavy Bomb Aviation Company in
Savannah.
By October 31, 1941, Ziegler along with 5000 other soldiers was in San
Francisco, California being loaded on the USS Coolidge headed for the
Philippines as part of the 27th Bomb Group.
S' Zeigler knew something was different. The ship-a luxury liner -had been
turned into a troop ship and was hauling bombs up to the big 2000 pounder.
S Another strange thing Zeigler noticed was the Navy escorts along side and
no lights outside after dark, not even a cigarette.
.'. Three days into the trip the ship stopped in Honolulu for only a few hours
See ZEIGLER on Page B6


By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
The"Battle of the Bulge would be the
defining battle of World War Two in the European
theatre.
Greensboro resident Bernard Clark, now 83,
knows just how important that battle was he was
there to see it first hand.
Clark did not leave his hometown to go away and
fight in World War Two's most important battle.
Actually he left to attend the University of Florida.
Clark grew up plowing the fields of his family's
farm near Greensboro. He is familiar with the
daylight to dark life of a farmer.
He remembers well the days of living in Gadsden
County when there were no electric lights, and
studying his school work by the flickering of a
kerosene lamp.
After graduating from Greensboro High School in
1941 he headed to Gainesville to expand his
education.
By 1943 the country was deep in the midst of
World War Two. Fighting was going on in Europe
and the Pacific and Clark would need to make a
decision.
The Army offered him a commission. He had
taken two years of ROTC at this point, but he turned
them down.
"They were shooting officers over there," Clark
gave as his reason for not
wanting to be an officer.
So, instead, Clark was The "Battle
drafted.
After basic training officially end
Clark ended up staying at
Ft. Jackson South 25, 1945 for
Carolina to train
incoming recruits. Clark started. The
would be in charge of a sent 200,000
two- or three-man team
that operated a 50 cal. bulge agaim
machine gun.
"I got a chance to make 83,000 troop
them jump around like
they had made me jump Army cap
around," Clark said. 100,000 Geri
Clark's next stop would 100,000 Ger
be in Indiana where he of 10,276 sole
joined up with the 106th
Infantry 589th Field
Artillery Battalion, B
Battery.
Just before leaving to go to Europe, Clark said
they saw a film, "Kill or be Killed". The film was
intended to prepare the soldiers for what lay ahead
of them.
"It's a funny feeling when you realize you have to
kill the next fellow you see," Clark said about facing
an enemy in combat.
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean was not a bed of
roses, Clark said. They were on the luxury liner
United States and left the port in Boston,
Massachusetts during a heavy rain storm. The
weather did not let up the entire trip.
"There were five bunks on the wall. If a fellow got
sick on the top bunk, everybody got sick," Clark
said.
After a short stay in England, Clark was again on a
ship. This time he would land on the shores of
France. It was November of 1944, five months
after D-Day.
Clark reached France just in time to see the
winter's first snowfalls. It was beautiful to start
with, Clark said, but before his tour of duty was
over, snow would be something Clark did not want
to see again for awhile, a long while.
The 106th would move through Paris on its way to
Belgium and Luxembourg. St. Vith and the
Siegfried line would be Clark's destination.
The Treaty of Versailles had established a line
along the French and Belgian border. It had been
fortified with heavy concrete pillars and obstacles as
a buffer between the two countries and Germany.
Allied troops had set up a defensive line near the
Ardennes Forest in preparation for an allied


offensive for the Cologne Plains.
American troops had already started an offensive
just north of St. Vith in Belgium, to take over dams
on the Roer River when Clark's 106th reached St.
Vith. St. Vith was the focal point of five main
highways and 'three rail lines. If the Germans could
take St. Vith they could cut off the American's
attack on the dams.
The Germans also needed to take another
crossroads at Bastogne in the south for the same
reasons. For the Germans' plan to work, both towns
would need to fall into their hands. The prize for
winning the battle would be prolonging the war
indefinitely.
It was Hitler's objective to prolong the war and
sue for peace.
Clark said it was still snowing when they relieved
the 2nd Infantry at Lyon, France.
"This will be easy, there will be very little German
contact," Clark was told by the soldiers they
relieved.
The snow fell, and the fog was so thick Clark said
you could not see your hand in front of your face.
Clark was there two weeks when "all Hell broke
loose."
The Battle of the Bulge had begun along a 75-mile
line, 21 of which were guarded by the 106th. Clark
and the 106th were between the Germans and their
objective of St.Vith.
Clark said the first thing to go was the kitchen
truck just as he was
headed there for a cup
of the Bulge, of coffee. He would not
get anything to eat for
ed on January nine days.
S a. In a few minutes,
y days after it German Tiger tanks
Were everywhere
followed by German
troops into the infantrymen. It became
every man for
t the Allied's themselves.
The Germans had
s. The Allied managed a coup. No
one had expected them
tured over to come through the
nans, at a cost Ardenne Forest in such
ans, lat a cSt bad weather, but they
lier's lives. did. Now the race was
on to control St.Vith
and Bastogne.
To make matters
worse for Clark and his fellow soldiers, the
Germans had infiltrated the American lines with
salvaged American tanks and English-speaking
Germans, and totally disrupted the Allied's
defensive measures.
"You didn't know if they were German or
American," Clark said.
Clark said several soldiers had joined forces and
tried to get back to headquarters at St.Vith.
The first night we hid in a dairy barn, the second
night in a hay loft. "The Germans hunted
us like quail." Flares were sent up constantly at
night to help patrols hunt for American soldiers.
As bad as running and hiding may have been,
being captured was not an option. The Germans
had slaughtered hundreds of prisoners of war
instead of sending them to the rear to prison camps.
At the Massacre at Malmande, as history records it,
several of Clark's fellow soldiers were shot. Clark
would have an opportunity later in the war to.talk to
two of the men who had escaped the massacre
The casualties were mounting as the Germans
plowed further and further into the bulge.
Clark and his band of refugees managed to get back
to St.Vith only to find the town engulfed in flames
and chaos.
An officer told them that there was no more 589th.
They were told to join up with the 82nd Airborne
It was Christmas Day 1944 when, out of all the
chaos, Clark ran into the 82nd Airborne. It had been
nine days since he had eaten and they were eating
Christmas dinner. Clark got sick and could not eat
the turkey and gave it to some local children. After a
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Zeigler

Continued from Page B5

and then steamed on to Ft.
William McKinley in the
Philippines.
Zeigler said he always felt that the
brass (higher echelon) sent them as
a decoy to draw fire. Ironically the
troops were issued World War One
equipment including the rimmed
helmets, WWI uniforms and 30-06
bolt-action rifles.
The 454th arrived in the
Philippines in late November less
than three weeks before the
Japanese surprise attack on Pearl
Harbor. Zeigler was stationed
near Nichols Field in Luzon,
Philippines where the Army Air
Corps stored their P-38 and B-17
bombers.
Over the next two weeks he
worked at the field preparing
bombs and helping get his unit
organized.
On December 8, 1941, nine hours
after the attack on Pearl Harbor,
Japanese bombers from Formosa
500 miles away hit Nichols Field
and nearby Clark's Field destroying
over half of the planes as they sat
on the ground.
"We didn't know what to do,"
Zeigler said. The bombs
rained down for several hours as the
American soldiers scattered. "We
jumped up and left with just the
clothes on our backs," Zeigler said.
The Americans had been caught
off guard twice in less than ten
hours.
Japanese had landed on the
southern part of Luzon, Zeigler said
as the bombers were dropping their


Clark


Continued from Page B5

long nap, however, he was able
to stomach some food.
The 82nd and 101st Airborne
poured troops into the bulge and
it started to fall apart. This
time Clark went forward instead
of backwards. "There is a lot of
difference between retreating and
being on the offensive," Clark
said.
His first job was to lead a
convoy through a mine field. He
had to poke at the ground with a
four-foot long steel rod looking
for the mines.
Clark then became a gunner ol
a 105 Howitzer aiming the
powerful gun once the
coordinates came in from a
forward observer.
He would run into a fellow
Gadsden countian Bob Baker
Davis, an officer in the same
division. Clark said he spent a
couple of days in the rear echelon
with Davis before returning to his
gun.
The Battle of the Bulge
officially ended on January 25,
1945, forty days after it started.
The Germans had sent 200,000
troops into the bulge against the
Allied's 83,000 troops. The
Allied Army captured over
100,000 Germans, at a cost of
10,276 soldiers' lives.
Clark had been there from the


loads on him and his fellow
soldiers.
After the chaos and turmoil
started to settle down it was evident
they needed to leave the base. For
some reason the beach road that led
to Bataan was not bombed.
Some headed to Clark Field and
Zeigler and the rest of the soldiers
headed to the Bataan Peninsula.
Zeigler said they carried all of the
bombs they could load onto trucks
with them to Bataan.
"We had plenty of bombs, but no
planes to drop them," Zeigler said.
The fighting got worse as a
defensive line was drawn across the
base of the Bataan Peninsula.
Everything was in short supply,
especially food.
In February of 1942 Zeigler
helped load and carry a barge load
of the bombs over to the island of
Corregidor.
Luzon is the main island of the
Philippines chain. Manila, the
country's capital, is on Luzon at the
far eastern side of Manila Bay near
the center of the island. Bataan was
a key location the Japanese needed
to control. The Bataan Peninsula
guards Manila Bay and the island of
Corregidor sits in the mouth of
Manila Bay.
General Douglas MacArthur was
the Allied Commander in the
Philippines when the surprise attack
occurred. As the bombs fell on
'Clark Field and Nichols Field and
the Japanese came ashore on
Luzon, MacArthur withdrew his
forces to the Bataan Peninsula. He
then declared the capital of Manila
an open city and transferred his
headquarters to the island of
Corregidor.
Zeigler would meet MacArthur
while on Corregidor. He was a tall


first shell fired until the Germans
started their retreat, and had
participated in one of World War
Two's bloodiest battles.
The war was winding down as
the Allies crossed into the
Rhineland and into Germany
proper. Clark said as they
moved across Germany it was not
unusual to see towns with nothing
standing but a few walls.
The 106th was put in charge of
guarding the German prisoners.
With well over a 100,000
prisoners it was not an easy task.
Food, he said, had to be cooked
in 200 gallon barrels.
After the war ended Clark was
part of the occupation forces and
stayed in German homes. He
found the German people to be
good people. The German
home he stayed in took him in as
part of the family.
"When I would come home the
mother would be just as glad to
see me as her own son," Clark
said. The German lady even fixed
Clark food to take with him when
he was sent back to the United
States.
Clark does not talk about his
own personal combat
experiences. He will say that he
lost several friends during the war
and that a machine guns draw a
lot of fire, one of his many jobs.
A couple of interesting things
did happen to Clark. Gadsden
County native Wayne Vickers,
who flew a light forward observer
plane, recognized the 106th


man with a corncob pipe, Zeigler
said. What he really liked on
Corregidor however was the food.
They had food; plenty of food and
Zeigler said he took full advantage
of their hospitality, including
buying some cigarettes. Zeigler
would enjoy his tasty morsels in the
835 foot long Malinta Tunnel,
which housed MacArthur's
headquarters.
It would be one week for Zeigler
in Corregidor before he was
shipped back to Bataan.
For the next few weeks rations
continued to dwindle. Men were
getting sick from lack of food and
ammunition was running low.
About 80,000 or so soldiers had
been bottled up on Bataan with
another 11,000 on Corregidor.
On April 10, 1942 the lines could
hold no longer. The company
commander called his troops
together and gave them the bad
news; they were on their own.
"Most of us retreated up into the
mountains," Zeigler said. From
his perch in the mountains, Zeigler
saw the USS America blown up as
it sat in Manila Bay.
War makes people do strange
things Zeigler said. A man he knew
was sitting on a rock overlooking
the bay holding a 45 cal. pistol in
his hand. The man was crying.
"I knew what he was going to do
and I walked over and talked to
him," Zeigler said. Zeigler
managed to talk the man out of
using the gun. Sadly Zeigler said
the man died two years later in
prison camp.
Finally all of the men began to
come out, of the mountains and
surrender and were marched back
down the same beach road they had
retreated.

insignia and landed his plane in
an apple orchard and spent the
night with Clark.
He rode the ship back home
with Monk Varnadore also from
Gadsden County. The two of
them shared that ship, the Queen
Elizabeth, with actor Jimmy
Stewart.
Clark was awarded the Bronze
Star, and medals for Northern
France, Ardenne, Central Europe,
Rhineland, The Army of
Occupation, Good Conduct,
American Campaign and WWII
Victory.
After the war Clark finished
school at the University of
Florida and moved back to
Gadsden County to work for the
county.
He was an agriculture agent
then the county's extension agent,
retiring in 1979. He volunteered
with the Gadsden County 4-H
and has been involved with the
West Florida Livestock Show'
since 1948.
He married Effie Truluck in
1948 and the couple has a son
and a daughter and two
grandsons. They celebrated their
56th anniversary on April 22.
Locals know Clark for another
one of his talents. He is a
renowned fast pitch softball
pitcher. He introduced fast pitch
to the intramural at U. of F. and
played in Germany, pitching
against the New York Yankees as
they traveled across the country
after the war.


"They gathered us up in groups of
about two hundred and started
marching us north," Zeigler said.
Zeigler did not know it, but even in
his nearly starved state, things
would get a lot worse.
With no water or food each step
became more and more painful.
"If you stopped they
would shoot you, if you begged for
water they would bayonet you,"
Zeigler said. He saw
hundreds of men die as they
pounded along in the hot tropical
weather.
The brutality was immeasurable,
as men would fall only to be shot
right before the other POWs eyes.
Zeigler would stumble and then
fall, exhausted and unable to go any
further. "I had a heck of a time."
Some friends were able to get
Zeigler back on his feet before the
guards realized he had fallen and
saved his life.
As they walked across a bridge
Zeigler spied a trickle of water and
managed to slip away long enough
to get a swig of the creek water.
When he finished he looked up and
saw the carcass of a dead cow, that
night his lips turned white, but
thankfully he survived.
On the last night the POW's
received a tennis ball size pack of
damp rice. The only food he had
tasted in five days.
They were allowed some
transportation and were loaded into
trucks and driven a short distance
only to be required to walk the last
seven miles to the camp.
Camp O'Donnell was their
destination. At the camp the POW's
had to build their accommodations.
Once in the camp the POW's were
put to work. Zeigler drew duty on a
blown out bridge. He helped
replace two strands of the bridge
with foot square 40-foot long
timbers that were carried by hand.
Many men died every day,
Zeigler said. Most died from
malaria, scurvy, beriberi and
dysentery.
Zeigler was then moved to POW
Camp Carbonation One.
Corregidor fell 26 days after
Bataan, dumping nearly 11,000
more POW's into the Japanese
hands. The Japanese regular
army had been the POW's guards,
but things would change for the
worse.
"These men had been trained to
be vicious killers. They were half
Japanese and half Korean and they
were mean," Zeigler said.
Men were now dying by the
dozens daily. Zeigler was given
grave duty and spent his days
burying his fellow soldiers. He
would spend many of his days in


the pouring rain of the monsoon
season burying POW's.
The worst day he remembers they
buried 65 soldiers; altogether he
helped bury nearly 1800 POW's.
By this point Zeigler was barely a
skeleton at about 80 pounds. His
hair has fallen out and his teeth are
in terrible shape. He wore a burlap
bag as his clothes and spent his
down time picking lice off of his
skin.
There was one good thing, if there
could be such a thing, that
happened to Zeigler. He met Bubba
Trulock from Havana in September
of 1943. Both men had survived the
"Death March' and had been in the
same camp the entire time.The
friendship would endure until
Trulock's death. Trulock was the
reason for Zeigler moving to
Havana.
The pair would be snatched up
and shipped along with 825 POW's
to Japan. No sooner had their ship
set sail than it found itself in the
middle of a Pacific typhoon. The
ship was an old coal carrier and
after three days of being tossed
around the typhoon finally
subsided.
"I don't know why it didn't sink,"
Zeigler said. The ship's
superstructure had been ripped of
and left a large gaping hole in the
top of the ship.
It just wasn't Zeiglers time to go.
After a stop in Formosa for
repairs, the ship docked in
Nagasaki, Japan. The POW's were
unloaded and sent to Osaka where
they received rice and salmon to
eat. "We thought we had it
made," Zeigler said.
As they marched inland POW's
were dropped off at different
camps. Zeigler and Trulock
would end up in Camp Sakurajima,
where they would meet about 100
British troops. It was now August
of 1944.
Again, Zeigler faced near
starvation and yet, the Japanese
expected the POW's to work and
drill. The first two weeks in
camp were unbearable. The weather
was changing and turning cold.
"They made us learn drills and
then we had to dress and undress in
so many seconds or we would get
beaten with a bamboo stick."
They took his picture with a little
wooden plaque with his number
300 (he was the 300th POW to
enter the camp) tacked on it. This
was the first time he received a
number.
The first year there he and
Trulock worked together in the
shipyards. Zeigler picked up scrap
metal and Trulock heated rivets.
The second, and coldest, year


Zeigler was taught to splice cable.
He was cold, miserable and
hungry. Their living quarters were
a long open barracks with only the
floor to sleep on. They got one
bucket of coal to heat it with each
night.
"You can live without taking a
bath," Zeigler said. Zeigler went a
year with out a bath.
By March of 1945, Zeigler began
to hear the bombers as they dropped
their loads on Osaka. "The
guards would make us stand at
attention in the compound during
the air raids," Zeigler said.
The shipyard Zeigler worked in
was bombed heavily. He
was then moved to Camp Akinobi
to work in a copper mine.
"They had the biggest fleas I have
ever seen," Zeigler said.
In April they moved him out of
the mine and onto a nearby
mountain to till the soil. By August
the guards had dwindled down to
only a handful. In September a
plane dropped supplies into the area
he was being held. The first thing
he ate was a Clark candy bar and
then immediately threw up.
Things movee quickly for Zeigler
and Trulock. They were liberated
one month after the signing of the
peace agreement.
He would spend some time in the
hospital and have 29 teeth filled in
five days before heading to
Georgia. He met his folks in
Atlanta.
He stayed in the service for nine
months, much of that time in and
out of the hospital. He still has
some stomach problems.
"It is a miracle how the body can
heal itself," Zeigler said.
When he was captured on Bataan
Zeigler was a 1st Class Specialist
(buck sergeant). After returning the
Army gave him one pay grade.
Zeigler said with some bitterness
that the Army never give him all of
his back pay.
Once his leave was over and he
had recuperated he left the Army
June 17, 1947. He moved to
Havana on the advice of his friend
Trulock and he married his wife
Nonnie (Elkins) that same year.
Zeigler started his working career in
Havana with the Shelfer and Ellinor
Hardware Store.
About his experiences as a POW,
Zeigler said that the one up side for
him had been that the officers had
to work just like the enlisted men.
About surviving Zeigler said that
the Lord had blessed him.
"I have been a Christian since the
age of 11, my wife is a Christian.
God has been good to me." The
couple has three children and four
grandchildren.


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]te st atlur ana ts


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Hometown BBQ

627-2901


The Carriage

Factory
627-2895


Domino's Pizza

875-8300


Jinjin
Chinese, American & Japanese Cuisine

627-7310


Pizza Hut

875-2828


Winn-Dixie

Deli & Bakery

627-1134


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Subway
875-4782


Russo's
627-98oo


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627-3474










A: 14


MEMORIAL DAY


Alto Anderson, Jr

Harry Cloud

David Dalton

William C. Duck

Paul Flournoy

Richard Gwinn

Gary E. Howard

Clavin Jackson


James L. Jones

Joe T. Laslie

Michael Miller

Jack A. Peacock

Rosevelt Simmons, Jr.

Calvin P. White

George Woodson, Jr.


These brave young soldiers from our area
gave their lives for their country in the
Vietnam War. They were men of Honor
and Courage. Please remember them and
their families in your thoughts and
prayers on Memorial Day.

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APALACHEE
CN l I- R FORHUMAN SE.VIt S

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.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free Workplace



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


TALQUIN ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, INC.
Immediate opening for
Data Entry Clerk I
Now accepting applications for position in
Quincy. One year of general office, encoding
& cashier experience is required. Excellent
pay & benefits. Applications may be
obtained from & submitted to: Talquin
Electric offices in Tallahassee or Talquin
headquarters in Quincy.
Closing date: 06/02/06. EOE



Maintenance Line Operator
Quincy Farms has an opening for a mainte-
nance/ line operator in their packing depart-
ment. Applicant must be able to work unsu-
pervised, be a motivated self-starter with
good people skills. Maintenance skills
required as well as preventative maintenance
to maintain production and quality on high
speed pack lines. If you feel you qualify
please send your resume to: Quincy Farms,
190 Mannie Gunn Road, Quincy, Florida
32351, attn: Human Resources. EOE
5/18&24c


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

CASE NO.: 006000338-
DRA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION

IN RE: The Marriage of
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,


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.



Driver:
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New Mack trucks (automatic)
Safety bonuses
Yearly pay increases
SReferral bonuses
$1,000 sign on bonus
Call today! 877-967-5222
OR www.driveccc.com
1 yr T/T exp. req.
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STUDENT
ACTIVITIES
COORDINATOR
CS4SAC01
$32,576 $37,790
annually
Campus Life
Closing 6/2/06 at 5pm

COMMUNI-
CATIONS
SPECIALIST
GR000190
$40,000 annually
College Center for
Library Automation
6/12/061 at 5 PM

Visit the College's
website at
www.tcc.fl.edu for
position details,
employment applica-
tion, and application
process. For ADA
accommodations noti-
fy Human Resources;
(850) 201-8510, fax
201-8489, TDD 201-
8491 or FL Relay 711.
Submit mandatory
Tallahassee
Community College
employment applica-
tion to Human
Resources TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr.,
Tallahassee, FL
32304-2895; or email
humres@tcc.fl.edu.
Human Resources
hours 8 A.M. 5 P.M.,
Mon Fri.
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer






Drivers Needed! FREE
Health Ins! Great
Benefits & Pay! 1 yr.
Tractor Trl exp. req.
For this and More call:
800-256=6691
5/18&25p


DeLacy Farm Sod
looking for two sod
delivery drivers with
Class A CDL license.
Pays $17.00/hour with
a $50/week insurance
a ll o w a n c e .
Guaranteed 40 hrs. of
work a week. Forklift
experience required.
Contact 850-539-5008.
5/25c


CDL Drivers

Needed

Qualified Drivers

Must"

*Have 2 yrs.

exp. with a

Dump Truck








Call
850 1627.7263

A Drug Free

Workplace


Help Wanted
Driver/Delivery
Must have clean
driving record &
CDL.
Bilingual
preferred.
Apply in person
Only at
304 W. Jefferson
Quincy, FL







1984 Type C motor
home, approx. 7000
miles on motor and
tired, $5500. Nego-
tiable. 539-4913
5/25p


2001 white Lincoln
Navigator, good condi-
tion, new tires, clean
interior. 131,900 miles.
$12,000 OBO. Call
210-6624.
5/25-6/01 p






C&N REMODELING
SERVICES, INC.
Where Your One Call
Takes Care of it All.
Historical Restoration,
Decks, Carpentry,
Roofing, siding,
plumbing. Electrical,
Termite repair, etc,


etc... 850-544-2
850-544-1715
442-4919 fax.


I LEGAL


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
solicitation 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, a
Workforce
Administrative
325 John Knox
Building
Tallahassee, FL
Proposals receive
this time will r
accepted.

Under the provis
Section 120.57(
Florida Statutes,
to file protest wit
time prescribe
Section 120
Florida Statutes
constitute a wa
proceedings
Chapter 120,
Statutes.

Workforce Plus re
the right to waive
larities and to rej
and all pro


ESTATE AUCTION
SAT. MAY 27, 2006
PREVIEW AT 9AM-1OAM
AUCTION AT 10AM
1361 HUTCHINSON FERRY RD
(About 2 Miles of 97S) FACEVILLE, C
LIVING ESTATE OF JACK NEA
PARTIAL LISTING: king-size bedroom suite, c
size bedroom suite, recliners, loveseat, old
butter churn, tools, Snapper riding lawnmower
mower, cement mixer, dishes, and much,
more. Plus Additions.
TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR CHECK. THERE WILL
10% BUYER'S PREMIUM. ANNOUNCEMENTS D0
SALE TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHERS.
Come join us for some good merchar
at great bargains.
JO ANN'S PLANTS & COLLECTIBLE
TOMMY HOLLEY AUCTIONE
GAL#AU-003273
410 WEST ST. BAINBRIDGE, GA
229-220-5926 OR 229-515-5160
GAL#AU-C002600


$150 BED-Q
PILLOW
Mattress Set
Warranty, ALL N
plastic, can d
222-7783.


A BRAND NEW KING
PILLOWTOP Mattress
Set: $250. In sealed
plastic with warranty.
Can Deliver 425-8374
5/04tf


BED-CHERRY
SLEIGH BED (Solid
Wood) w/ MATTRESS
SET. ALL NEW and
UNOPENED. Sell
$395. 222-2113
5/04tf


Bed-A New FULL
brand name MAT-
TRESS & BASE in
plastic with warranty.
$120. 545-7112
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






BESSIE GLOVER-
Please contact
Barbara Haynes @ PO
Box 1032, St.
Augustine, FL 32085.
BUSINESS OF
IMPORTANCE
5/25-6/15P


Workforce
equal
agency. M
women
nesses ar
to apply.
and service
able Upon
individuals
ties. The
Service is
955-8770
955-8771.


UEEN
TOP
with
IEW in BEDROOM: 7 I
deliver. with Cherry
Bed. COMP
5/04tf ALL NEW iq I
MUST MOVE.
$850, can delive


7783



COUCH+ LOVE
MICROFIBER,
Resistant, ALL
Lifetime Wa
Can Deliver.
Retail $1250,
$475. 425-8374



COUCH &
SEAT: BRAND
LEATHER
wrapped, lifetime
ranty, can d
$1900 suggested
must sell $795
7112



DINING R
Beautiful NEW C
RY table, 6 c
lighted china c.
Suggested
$2400, sell $11E
boxed & can d
222-2113






Time


printir


627-7(


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current one-stop office
Specifications a
details may be obtain
by contacting Desi
Gorman, Execul
Assistant,
desiree.gorman@wfp:
.org or calling 850-4
3A 6085 ext 202. Quc
%L. must be submitted
queen Workforce Plus no l1
Daisy than 12:00 noon E
, push May 30, 2006.
much 05/11,18,24/
L BE A
Y OF IN THE CIRCI

ndise COURT OF THE 2
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
_ES AND FOR GADSD
ER) COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06000;
CAA

DEUTSCHE BA,
NATIONAL TRL
COMPANY, AS INDEX
TURE TRUSTEE, F
NEW CENTURY HC
EQUITY LOAN TRL
2005-4,
5/04tf Plaintiff,

vs.
pieces
Sleigh SUSAN ALEXANE
LETE. A/K/A SUSAN A,
boxes, ALEXANDER, et al,
Sell Defendants.
r. 222-
NOTICE OF FORE

5/04tf CLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN pursuant ti
SEAT- Final Judgment
Stain Foreclosure dated
NEW, 24th day of April, 2(
rranty. and entered in Case
Sug. 06000264 CAA, of
Sell Circuit Court of the ;
Judicial Circuit in ant
5/04tf Gadsden Cou
Florida, where
DEUTSCHE BA
LOVE NATIONAL TRI
LNEVW COMPANY, AS IND
still TURE TRUSTEE F
NEW CENTURY HC
e war- EQUITY LOAN TRI
Deliver. 2005-4 is the Plai
ad list, and SUSAN ALEX
* 545- DER A/K/A SUSAN /
ALEXANDER
5/04tf UNKNOWN SPOL
OF SUSAN' ALEX.
DER A/K/A SUSAN /
lOOM: ALEXANDER; JC
CHER- DOE; JANE DOE
chairs, UNKNOWN TENAN-
abinet. IN POSSESSION
retail THE SUBJECT PR
50, still ERTY are defendant
deliver. will sell to the higl
elver and best bidder for c
at the GADSE
5/04tf COUNTY COU
HOUSE, SOUTH S
COURTHOUSE STE
-"-9 10 EAST JEFFERS
QUINCY, FLORIDA
Quincy, Florida, at 11
Is a.m. on the 8th da'
June, 2006, the fol
ing described prop
ig as set forth in said F
Judgment, to wit:


6491

~.1


a Plus is an to it on MARY W.
opportunity COLON, ESQUIRE,
Minorities and SMITH, THOMPSON,
owned busi- SHAW & MANAUSA,
re encouraged P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys,
Auxiliary aids 3520 Thomasville Road,
ces are avail- 4th Floor, Tallahassee,
n request for Florida 32309-3469, no
s with disabili- more than thirty (30)
Florida Relay days from the first publi-
Voice 1-800- cation date of this notice
or TDD 1-800- of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of
4/27-5/25/06c this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's
attorneys or immediately


2227 / IN THE CIRCUIT
850- COURT IN THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
2/02tf CUlT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-347-CAA

t the AUDELINO BENITEZ,
Plus Plaintiff,
Office,
Road, vs.
F-140,
32303. MARY W. SPOONER;
'd after EDELL DOWNS; COR-
not be LETA MELANE; TONYA
F. FUENTES; and
DANIEL T. FUENTES;
sions of Defendants.
3) (b),
failure NOTICE OF ACTION
thin the
ed in TO: EDELL DOWNS,
0.57(3), CORLETA MELANE,
, shall and Unknown Heirs of
iver of CORLETA MELANE
under
Florida YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for
Quiet Title has been filed
serves against you and others,
irregu- and you are required to
ect any serve a copy of your
posals. written defenses, if any,


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


LEGAL NOTICE

Mobile Express

Workforce Plus is issu-
ing a Request for Quote
to solicit quotes from
companies for one 37-
45 ft. vehicle to be used
as mobile computer lab
so various one-stop
career center services
can be taken directly to
customers that may
have difficulty in access-
ing these services at the


LOT 23, BLOCK "D" OF
HILLTOP SUBDIVISION
PHASE 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
101, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

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

Dated this 12th day of
May, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
05/18&24/06c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-
000244CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
TIFFANI L. IVORY,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINIS-


TRATION
(Intestate)

The administration of
the estate of TIFFANI L.
IVORY, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351. The
estate is intestate and
the date of the dece-
dent's death is January
12, 2006. The names
and addresses of the
personal representative
and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are
set forth below.
Any interested person
on whom a copy of the
notice of administration
is served must object to
the validity of the will (or
any codicil), qualifica-
tions of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or
jurisdiction of the court,
by filing a petition or
other pleading request-
ing relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THE
OBJECTING PERSON,
OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER
BARRED.
Any person entitled to
exempt property is
required to file a petition'
for determination of
exempt property WITH-
IN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any
person entitled to elec-
tive share is required to
file an election to take
elective share WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED
BY LAW.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Michael Rayne FBN:
056878' .
Law' Offices of Michael
Rayne, LLC
Tallahassee, Florida
32301-2786
850-224-2999 FAX 850-
224-2799
Attorney for Petitioner

P e r s o n a I
Representative:
Patricia M. Ivory
908 5th Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
05/18&24/06c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-
000244CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
TIFFANI L. IVORY,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of
the estate of TIFFANI L.
IVORY, deceased,
whose date of death is
January 12, 2006, is
pending in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351. The
estate is intestate and
the date of the dece-
dent's The names and
addresses of the per-
sonal representative and
the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
required to be served
must file their claims
with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
. PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS


NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE


TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publi-
cation of this notice is
May 18, 2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Michael Rayne FBN:
056878
Law Offices of Michael
Rayne, LLC
Tallahassee, Florida
32301-2786
850-224-2999 FAX 850-
224-2799
Attorney for Petitioner

P e r s o n a I
Representative:
Patricia M. Ivory
908 5th Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
05/18&24/06c


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

FILE NO. 06-217 CPA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY GREENE
POLOMBO,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
estate of BETTY
GREENE POLOMBO,
deceased, whose date
of death was March 7,
2006, and whose Social
Security Number is 261-
34-2831, is pending in
the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Divsion,
,the address of which is
10 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The names and
addresses of the per-
sonal representative and
the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
required to be served
must file their claims
with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD 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 publica-
tion of this notice is May
18, 2006.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JOSEPH R. BOYD,
ESQUIRE
BOYD, LINDSEY &
SLIGER, P.L.
Florida Bar No. 179079
1407 Piedmont Drive
East
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
Telephone: 850-386-
2171

P e r s o n a I
Representative:
HENRY E. POLOMBO,
Ill
1109 Jeffrey Road
Tallahassee, Florida
32312
05/18&25/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 06000222CPA


Cont'd pg. B5


LEGALS


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B8 The Gadsden County Times May 25, 2006


Division:

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES A. BURNS,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
( S u m m a r y
Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-
ING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified
that an Order of
Summary Administration
has been entered in the
estate of Charles A.
Burns, deceased, File
Number 06000222CPA,
by the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box
1649, Quincy, Florida
32353; that the dece-
dent's date of death was
April 10, 2006; that the
total value of the estate
is $0.00, and that the
names and addresses of
those to whom it has
been assigned by such
order are:
Bruce Burns, 13596 NW-
Joe Chason Circle,
Bristol, Florida 32321
Adam Burns, 20121 NW
Wade Street,
Blountstown, Florida
32424

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the
estate of the decedent
and persons having
claims or demands
against the estate of the
decedent other than
those for whom provision
for full payment was
made in the Order of
Summary Administration
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICA-
BLE TIME PERIOD,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publi-
cation of this Notice is
May 25, 2006.

Attorney for Persons
Giving Notice:
TIMOTHY J. WARFEL,
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0398659
2015 Centre Point
Boulevard
Suite 105
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
Telephone: 850-942-
1919

Persons Giving Notice:
BRUCE BURNS
135596 NW Joe Chason
Circle
Bristol, Florida 32321

ADAM BURNS
20121 NE Wade Street
Blountstown, Florida
32424
05/26&06/01/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-18-CA

CITIBANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF NOVEM-
BER 20, 2001 SERIES
2001-1,
Plaintiff,

vs.

SUSIE MAE W.
MCWHITE A/K/A SUSIE
M. MCWHITE A/K/A
SUE MCWHITE, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May
15, 2006 and entered in
Case NO. 2006-18-CA of
the Circuit Court of the
SECOND Judicial Circuit
in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
CITIBANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SER-


VICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF NOVEM-
BER 20, 2001 SERIES
2001-1 is the Plaintiff
and SUSIE MAE W.
MCWHITE A/K/A SUSIE
M. MCWHITE A/K/A
SUE MCWHITE; BANK
OF AMERICA, N.A.;
CARLTON W.
MCWHITE A/K/A CARL-
TON W. MCWHITE SR;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE.
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUB-


JECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at SOUTH-
SIDE STEPS OF THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 14th day of
June, 2006, the following
described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
NE 1/4 OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND RUN
THENCE SOUTH
0000'48" WEST 348.66
FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE EAST ALONG
THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY OF FLA-
GLER STREET AND A
PROJECTION THERE-
OF, 147.45 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONU-
MENT FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING RUN THENCE
EAST ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY 61.5
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THENCE
LEAVING SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY RUN
SOUTH 0000'48"
WEST 156.06 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT, THENCE
SOUTH 89948'48"
WEST 61.5 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONU-
MENT, THENCE
NORTH 00-00'48" EAST
156.27 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

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

DATED this 18th day of
May, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
5/25&6/01/06c


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

CASE NO. 06-348-CA A

CITIFINANCIAL MORT-
GAGE COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

SILAS E. BROACH;
DENISE A. DONOHUE
A/K/A DENISE DONO-
HUE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DENISE A.
DONOHUE A/K/A
DENISE DONOHUE; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DE V I S E ES ,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT
#2;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-
styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, I will the
property situate in
Gadsden County,
Florida, described as:


BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 3
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES,
04 MINUTES WEST
1063 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 60
DEGREES 25 MINUTES
EAST 780.8 FEET;


THENCE RUN SOUTH
45 DEGREES 00 MIN-
UTES WEST 958.4
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
To include a:
1988 EASTERN STAR
VIN F235BS0582GA
45977521
A/K/A

221 Joey Lane
Quincy, FL 32352

at public sale, South
front door, 10 East
Jefferston Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351 at
11:00 AM on June 13,
2006.
DATEDTHIS 18TH DAY
OF MAY, 2006.
WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on May 18, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a spe-
cial accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at
the GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
5/25&6/01/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06-000334-
CA A

DLJ MORTGAGE CAPI-
TAL, INC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMES J. WOOD;
STATE FARM MUTUAL
AUTOMOBILE INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY A/S/O
JOHNNIE VAUSE;
JOHNNIE VAUSE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAMES J. WOOD;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May
15, 2006 and entered in
Case NO. 06-000334-
CAA, of the Circuit Court
of the SECOND Judicial
Circuit in and for GADS-
DEN County, Florida
wherein DLJ MORT-
GAGE CAPITAL, INC is
the Plaintiff and JAMES
J. WOOD; STATE FARM
MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE
INSURANCE COMPA-
NY A/S/O JOHNNIE
VAUSE; JOHNNIE
VAUSE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES J.
WOOD; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are the
Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE,
SOUTH SIDE OF THE
COURTHOUSE STEPS
, 10 EAST JEFFERSON,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, at
11:00 AM, on the 15th
day of June, 2006, the
following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to
wit:

LOT 23, SUMPTER
RIDGE, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
90, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

TOGETHER WITH A
2003 PRESIDENTIAL II
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME WITH VIN #'S
GMHGA4160330264A,
GMHGA4160330264B
AND TITLE #'S
88094909, 88094969.

Notice to person with
Disabilities. If you have a
disability which requires


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


Dated this 19th day of
May 18, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
5/25&6/01/06c


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

CASE NO.
202006CA000317XXXX
XX

JP MORGAN CHASE
BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE ON BEHALF
OF THE CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS OF MOR-
GAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC., MOR-
GAN STANLEY ABS
CAPITAL I INC. TRUST
2005-HE2,
Plaintiff,

vs.

DANIEL RICHARDSON,
et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated May 15, 2006, and
entered in Case No.
202006CA000317XXXX
XX of the Circuit Court in
and for Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein JP
Morgan Chase Bank,
N.A., as Trustee on
Behalf of the
Certificateholders of
Morgan Stanley ABS
Capital I Inc., Morgan
Stanley ABS Captial I
Inc. Trust 2005-HE2 is
Plaintiff and Daniel
Richardson; Valeria
Richardson; Unknown
Tenant No. 1; Unknown
Tenant #2; and All
Unknown Parties
Claiming Interests By,
Through, Under or
Against a Named
Defendant to This
Action, or Having or
Claiming to Have Any
Right, Title or Interest in
The Property Herein
Described, are
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the South
Front Door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at
Gadsden County, Florida
at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th
day of June, 2006, the
following described
property as set forth in
said Order of Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
BLOCK D, HAMPTON
HEIGHTS ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT FILED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
,123 AT THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain
assistance. Please con-
tact the following per-
sons within 2 days of
your receipt of this
notice: Ugreenal Ivey,


850-875-8601 ext. 224.
If you are hearing or
voice impaired call 1-
800-955-87711.

DATED AT QUINCY,
FLORIDA, ON MAY 18,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
5/25&6/01/06c


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


CASE NO.
CAB
DIVISION


05-1062-


WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

NETTlE MCMILLIAN, et
al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Amended Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated May
15, 2006 and entered in
Case NO. 05-1062-CAB
of the Circuit Court of the
SECOND Judicial Circuit
in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A. is the Plaintiff and
NETTLE MCMILLIAN;
are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 22nd
day of June, 2006, the
following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

A PORTION OF LANDS
AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 394 AT PAGE 43,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE EAST HALF OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND RUN
SOUTH 2961.52 FEET;
THENCE RUN EAST
606.08 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES, 50 MIN-
UTES, 00 SECONDS,
EAST, 215.33 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
00 DEGREES, 10 MIN-
UTES, 00 SECONDS,
EAST, 20.00 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID
LANDS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 394 PAGE 43;
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES,
10 MINUTES, 00 SEC-
ONDS, EAST, ALONG
THE EASTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LANDS A DISTANCE OF
100.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;

FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING, RUN
SOUTH 33 DEGREES,
34 MINUTES, 32 SEC-


WAREHOUSE
SPACE FOR RENT:
800 sq. ft., 1500 sq.
ft., 3000 sq. ft., 4500
sq. ft. Easy Access.
Roll-up Door. Loading
Dock. Please call
Gadsden Mini-
Storage 850-875-
1077.
4/27TF


2 BR/ 1BA mobile
home, 128 Runkle
Road, Sycamore
Community; CH/AC,
kitchen appliances,
washer/dryer includ-
ed. $340/month,
$300 deposit, $35
application fee. 229-
248-1612.
5/18-6/08c


Wanted -

Unimproved

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

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



FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.


Call

627-7375


TOR AL


A w e s o m e
Commercial Building
$128,900
Location! Location!
Commercial building
presently used as
consignment shop.
The plumbing is there
for a beauty salon, or
would make a great


ONDS, EAST, ALONG
THE EASTERLY
BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 129.39
FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 53 DEGREES,
34 MINUTES, 15 SEC-
ONDS, WEST, ALONG
THE SOUTHERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LANDS A DISTANCE OF
125.00 FEET TO A
POINT LYING ON THE
NORTHEASTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY OF STATE
ROAD NO. 267-A;
THENCE RUN NORTH
31 DEGREES, 42 MIN-
UTES, 00 SECONDS,
WEST ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 158.87
FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 68 DEGREES,
45 MINUTES, 07 SEC-
ONDS, EAST, 107.13
FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 56 DEGREES,
25 MINUTES, 28 SEC-
ONDS, EAST, 15.00
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME LOCAT-
ED THEREON AS A FIX-
TURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO
BEING DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

2003 HOMES OF
MERIT TITAN MOBILE
HOME; ID NOS.
FLHML2N17326449A/B.

PARCEL ID#: 3 36 2N
4W 0000 00211 0500.

BEING THE SAME
PROPERTY THAT IS
DESCRIBED IN THAT
CERTAIN WARRANTY
DEED AS SHOWN


massage/gift shop or
what have you? Inside
has been refurbished,
and is gorgeous. Call
Mary at Mary Lewis
Realty for a private
tour. 850-536-
0613/556-6352.
.5/18&25p


RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK
590 AT PAGE 1217, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

A/K/A 431 SPOONER
ROAD, QUINCY, FL
32351

WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on May 18, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
5/25&6/01/06c


LEGAL NOTICE

Gadsden Mini Storage
will be having a Sale on
the following units, June
1, 2006, for non-pay-
ment of Rent.

H-239 Linda Jean Allen
M-471 Johnnie L.
Daniels
P-619 Willie J. Davis
M-452 Alton Drayton
A-032 Keyshonara
Foreman
N-483 Sharrie Galloway
0-565 Timothy Green
A-036 Bartholomew
Hollis
P-617 Brenda
Hutchinson
0-553 Duane Johnson
K-318 Hynita Johnson
G-208 Lillie Lockwood
E-130 James Lovette
L-426 Lauretha Rittman
0-566 Catherine Sailor
0-588 Wanda
Veneszee
5/25/06c


Request for Proposal
Bid No. 06-06

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed proposals
from qualified Engineers/Engineering
Consultants who are interested in providing
engineering services for the County.
Prospective bidders should submit state-
ments of qualification in accordance with
RFP requirements package to the
Management Services Department, 5-B. E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351.
Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, June 9, 2006 in the Management
Services Department, 5-B E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and opened
immediately thereafter in the County
Manager's Conference Room, 9 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351. Scope
of Services may be obtained from the
Management Services Department at 5-B
E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL or by dialing
850-875-8660. Clarification of terms and
conditions of RFP should be directed to
Arthur Lawson, Assistant County Manager,
at 850-875-8660. Proposals will not be valid
if not sealed in an envelope marked
"SEALED PROPOSAL" and identified by
the name of the firm, proposal number and
time of opening. The Gadsden County
Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any one proposal or all
proposals, any part of any proposal, to
waive any informality in any proposal, and to
award the purchase in the best interest of
the County, EEO


Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Assistant County Mgr


Marion Brown
County Manager
5/25/06c


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









QUINCY: ONLY 10 MILES TO TOWN from this
rural community. 4 BR, 2 BA, 1,202 sf well
maintained older home with a front porch & rear
deck. Large storage shed. Plenty of room for a
garden. Nearby churches and private school K-12.
$138,900 W-1669
GOOD INVESTMENT WITH GREAT
POTENTIAL! 3 BR, 1 BA, 1,306 sf Older home on a
75x150 lot. Needs some repairs. In one of Quincy's
popular residential areas.
$89,000 W-1670
CHATTAHOOCHEE: LOOKING FOR A FIRST
HOME OR RENTAL PROPERTY? Check out this 3
BR, I BA, 960 sf home. On a 90x192 lot, most of it
fenced.
$49,900 C-1661
GREENSBORO: THIS 3 BR, 2 BA HOME on a
150x150 lot is within walking distance of school,
churches & stores. It also has living & dining rooms,
den AND AN ENCLOSED POOL to enjoy.
$135,000 W-1663
WAKUKLLA STATION: 2 BR, 1 BA, 1,254 sf home
on .56-acre lot. St. Marks National Park & downtown
Tallahassee less than 30 minutes away. Walk to shops,
restaurant, churches. Price reflects need to replace
carpeting and vinyl floor coverings.
$135,000 K-1671
COMMERCIAL IN QUINCY: GREAT FACILITY
FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Two separate offices,
enclosed 1,050 sf warehouse space. Partially enclosed
covered area that is paved. Most of the area is 6'
chain-link fenced with large gates. 1 outside storage
unit with dockside for easy loading.
$105,000 W3052


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR WATER
USE PERMIT

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

Application number I
06714 filed 05/08/2006
High Hope Farms, 121
West Clark Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 1,552,000
gallons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer/Branch
of North Mosquito Cr. for
Agricultural Irrigation use
by an existing facility.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden
County: T03N, R04W,
.Sec. 4B

Interested persons may
object to or comment
upon the applications or
submit a written request
for a copy of the staff
reports) containing pro-
posed agency action
regarding the applica-
tion(s) .by writing to the
Division of Resource


Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District,
attention Terri Peterson,
152 Water Management
Drive, Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such
comments or requests
must be received by 5
o'clock p.m. June 9,
2006.

No further public notice
will be provided regard-
ing this (these) applica-
tion(s). Publication of
this notice constitutes
constructive notice of
this permit application to
all substantially affected
persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be
requested in order to
remain advised of further
proceedings and any
public hearing date.
Substantially affected
persons are entitled to
request an administra-
tive hearing regarding
the proposed agency
action by submitting a
written request accord-
ing to the provisions of
40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code.
Notice of Proposed
Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons
who have filed such
requests.
05/25/06c


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Non-Mechanical Energy Conservation
Consulting Services
RFP#: 0607-11

The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida
("Board") is requesting proposals for a qualified
energy management consulting firm to develop and
implement a non mechanically based energy man-
agement and conservation program for the District.

Packets including specifications, requirements and
conditions for fumishing this service can be picked
up, or requested, from the office of Wayne Shepard,
Director of Facilities, 805 South Stewart Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351, 850-627-9888.

It is iinportant for the Proposers to state any excep-
tions or modifications to the Board's requirements
and any other assumptions on which its proposal
rests. The Contract will be awarded to the best
Proposer as determined by the Board.

The Board reserves the right to consider all relevant
and reasonable criteria in selecting the successful
Proposer, which may or may not'be expressed in this
RFP

The Board reserves the right to reject any and all pro-
posals based upon its sole discretion.

The District must receive proposals by 2:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Proposals received after
this time will not be accepted.

For further information, please contact Wayne
Shepard, Director of Facilities, at 850-627-9888.
5/I.1I8.24A6c


NOTICE OF INTENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all con-
cerned that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gadsden County,
Florida, Intends at its regularly sched-
uled meeting at 6:00 PM, at the
Gadsden County Governmental
Complex, 9-B East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida, on the 6th day of June,
2006, to consider enactment of the fol-
lowing:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF
THE CODE OF LAWS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, BY
ENACTING SECTIONS 2-141 AND
2-142 RELATING TO EXPENDI-
TURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS
PURPOSES BY AUTHORIZED
PERSONS; PROVIDING DEFINI-
TIONS; PROCEDURES FOR
APPROVAL; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; 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 PROCEEDINGS, AND
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY
NEED TO ASSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORDING OF THE PROCEEDING
IS MADE, WHICH RECORD
INCLUDES TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL
IS TOBE BASED.

The proposed ordinance is available for
public inspection at th6 Office of the
Clerk, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10
E. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
5/25/06c


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