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Trip to

cyberspace

adsden's 8th graders will all
get computers...Page Bl


Globetrotter

Meadowlark
But the legend is plain ole
"Coach" to them...Page B1


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No junk in

C'town
Chattahoochee has given
"teeth" to its junk law.
Page 3


Teacher

raises
James says teachers will get
them this year.
Page 2


Pay your

utility bill
Quincy is launching a
multi-point program to
eliminate past dues.
Page 3


Drugs
Arrests for real and fake.
Page 10

Watson won't

run for county

seat again

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
County Commissioner Sterling.
Watson is calling it quits.
Watson, a 12-year-veteran
commissioner, announced
Tuesday that he will not run.
"After having given this serious
thought I have finally come to this
decision," he wrote in a press
release that was faxed to the
Gadsden County Times Tuesday
morning.
Ed Dixon, chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners,
said he was surprised by Watson's
announcement. "This is truly
something that I did not expect. It
comes as a surprise," he said.
Dixon and Watson have long been
on opposite ends of the spectrum
on many issues during the years
they both have served in the
commission.
Watson said he has enjoyed his
time as a commissioner, calling it
"a great experience to serve the
people of District 2 in Gadsden
County."
"I feel much has been
accomplished during my 12 years
and I believe the county is a better
place now than it was then," he
said. An improved road system is
what Watson singled out as one of
the major accomplishments while
he held office.
"I want to thank everyone who
has supported me in the past and
were willing to do so this time.
This has been a tough decision to
make but I feel it is the right one. I
hope we all can continue to work
to keep Gadsden County a great
place to live."
County Manager Marion Brown
said he was shocked by Watson's
unexpected announcement.
The qualifying deadline to
become a candidate by petition in
District 2 is June 19 at 12 noon.
However, the qualifying date is
extended to July 21 at 12 noon if
the candidate opts to pay the
$2078.16 filing fee. So far,
Shelanda Shae is the only person
to begin the process to qualify for
candidacy for the seat. Shaw has
opposed Watson twice in the past.


No


F's on Gadsden grade card


2 schools get 'A's;

rest are 'C' or 'D'

by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
Florida Department of Education school
grades are in, and, for the first time since
2001, no schools in Gadsden County


recieved failing marks.
The education department gave two
schools, Crossroads Academy Charter
School and Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School, "A" grades this year.
"I am pleased that the hard work of
students, teachers, administrators and the
entire community' has resulted in the
elimination of "F" schools in Gadsden
County," Gadsden County School


Superintendent Reginald James said in a
school board press release.
The FDOE's grading system is based
primarily on a school's average scores on
the Florida Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT). Although Gadsden County
falls behind much of the state in FCAT
score averages and students performing on
grade level, the district saw much
improvement this year. This resulted in


the recent school grade boost, and 65
percent of local schools improved by a
letter grade this year, according to the
press release.
"If we just keep moving in this direction
all of our schools will improve. A plan
without a goal is just a wish. We are not
going to sit and wish that our schools get
better. We are going to set goals and work
See FCAT on page 13


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
At least nineteen companies,
some from as far away as
California and Michigan, have
expressed an interest in managing
Gadsden Community Hospital.
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. (GHI)
voted to allow the assistant
county attorney Paul Sexton to
draft an Invitation to Negotiate
(ITN) to all interested companies.
The ITN is the first step in hiring
a management firm. GHI is an
appointed board of citizens
assembled to make
recommendations to the board of
county commissioners regarding
the hospital.
The board also voted to use the
same procurement policy that the
county uses in making purchases.


"I do like people to send me stuff I can give to the Iraqi kids though. I
like to give them suckers and whatever I have in my pocket..."
John Shaw Vaughan

By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer
Lt. John Shaw Vaughan was a young man on a mission. He believed in what he was
doing and wanted to serve his country with his very best ability.
Vaughan was killed in combat on June 7 while in a firefight in Mosul, Iraq with the
172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team as a platoon leader. He was 23 years old.
He is the grandson of local resident, Rebecca Shaw.
Vaughan will be buried in Quincy Friday morning in the Shaw family plot at Hillcrest'
Cemetery.
"John died doing something he absolutely loved. He always went above and beyond his
mission in the Army and his life," John's sister Becca (Rebecca) Vaughn, 18, said.
Vaughan will be receive full military honors from the Army Honor Guard of Ft.
Benning, GA. He has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Global
War on Terror Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Combat Infantry
Badge and the Airborne Badge.
Vaughan was remembered in a memorial service held at his family home in Colorado on
Sunday, June 11. It was an opportunity for his many friends to say goodbye.
At the service his sister summed up her brothers life with these words: "Remember to
celebrate his life as he would want it...through smiles and laughter. I will continue to miss
him every day until the day I join him.",
Praised by his fellow soldiers as a quiet but dedicated leader, Vaughan saw the war in
Iraq as something that needed to be done.
An excerpt of one of Vaughan's last emails home to his family said:
"I am still kicking over here. I have adjusted in pretty well, but you can't really explain
this place to anyone who has never been here. It is such an odd and diverse place it is
almost mind-boggling. Some neighborhoods I don't even feel the need to have a gun, and
a half-mile further we are dodging bullets left and right, and homemade explosives are just
everywhere. It is a neat experience though, I would not trade anything for the opportunity
to see this. When you meet people on the street that take you into their home and tell you
about how Saddam burned their home and land mines killed their children, you have a
See VAUGHAN on page 3


Bogan reports

on changes in

city operations

By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

The city manager's contract
was again a topic of discussion
for the Quincy commissioners.
Current city manager Bill
Bogan has waived the provision
that the commission must first
request a proclamation asking for
the city manager's dismissal.
The commission found itself in
a quagmire of legal debate when
it brought a motion to terminate
former city manager Willie Earl
Banks. They were told at the time
that a resolution would have to be
passed and that the vote to
actually oust the city manager
could not take place until the
following city meeting.
The commission approved the
resolution to start the termination
process.
At that next meeting Banks
tendered his resolution with nine-
month severance pay attached.
The commissioners accepted his
resignation.
City attorney Jack McLean was
asked to bring back to the
commission a sampling of how
other cities hire and fire their city
manager as a way to possibly
eliminate the red tape. McLean
presented the commission with a


"Since they have to approve
everything, why not use the
policy they already have in
place?" asked chairman Craig
McMillian.
Sen. Fred Duddley, board
member, asked to review the
amount of money that the county
has be obligated to pay and how
the money was to be distributed.
According to the agreement
between all parties and signed by
the federal bankruptcy judge,
here is the money trail:
County's obligation under
'AHCA Agreement: $2,081,274
County's obligation under
Ashford Agreement: $300,000
The following amounts are due
only after the license for the
hospital is issued by AHCA:
*$342,779 within 30 days of
See HOSPITAL on Page 3


list of 20 local governments as
examples.
Although the current city
manager's contract has waived
the resolution requirement it is
still in the city's charter.
Commissioner Derrick Elias
wanted the issue put to bed for
good, and made a motion that
changes the removal time from
30 days to two weeks.
The motion passed
unanimously.
In addition the commission
voted to remove the requirement
to reappoint the city manager.
The current charter requires the
city manager's contract come up
for reappointment every January.
Under the new proposal his
contract will continue until the
commission terminates it or the
city manager resigns.
The motion was approved.
Both motions will, require a
referendum vote at the city's next
election in order to change the
charter.
In other business:
Bogan gave a report on some
of the changes he has made in the
city's operations.
The agenda is now available on
the city's web site. In addition a
hard copy of the entire agenda
package is available in the hall in
front of the commissioner's
chambers for public inspection.
Bogan said that plans are to
make the agenda package
available on the web site as well.
The commissioners, he said,
would be receiving information
See QUINCY on Page 3


19 companies want


to operate hospital


Quincy commission


still dealing with

manager's contract


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James: teachers


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern
Gadsden County teachers, among
the lowest paid in the state, want a
raise. Gadsden .County School
Superintendent Reginald James says
he plans to give them just that.
Collective bargaining between the
school board and the Gadsdsen
County Classroom Teacher
Association is currently underway to
hopefully settle on a teacher raise
percentage for the upcoming school
term.
James would not speculate on how
much of a raise he thinks teachers
will get this year, but said the school
board will offer them something
"they'll be pleased with."
One bargaining session has already
been held, but did not end with a
consensus. The next session is
scheduled for June 26.
Teacher's union representative
Paul Burdette, also executive
director of the Big Bend Service
unit, said right now the GCCTA's
raise request is at 8.75 percent, and
the school board will discuss that
and possibly come back with a
counter offer at the next meeting.
He added he hopes school board
financial personnel are present at the
next session so Joseph "Rocky"
Pace, the Gadsden school district's
lead negotiator, can effectively
answer financial questions.
Although the school board has
struggled with overspending in the
budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year,
which led Assistant Comptroller
Bonnie Wood to recommend
freezing all expenditures except
those necessary for operations for
the rest of the year, James said there
is money available for raises.
Much of the money will come, he
said, from better equalizing teacher
distribution in the district, a time-
consuming process. Despite delays,
however, James said he hopes to
have the bargaining process
wrapped up by mid-July.
"What we are doing is a little belt-
tightening. If you look at the rest of
the region, we have some of the
lowest class sizes in grades four
through eight and nine through 12,
so our teachers are not equally
distributed," James said.
Equally distributing teachers does
not mean axing jobs, James said.
Many vacant positions are budgeted
by the school board, and they plan to
eliminate those vacancies and use
the savings to help implement raises,
James explained.
Burdette agreed that the school


board and the teacher's union need
to "sit down with financial people"
and see where the savings are in the
budget. For instance, he explained,
some substitute teacher positions are
budgeted as full-salary personnel.
"We need to calculate the savings
there," he said.
He added that over one million
dollars was budgeted for class size
reduction last year, and the local
school district has complied with
state class size reduction standards.
The next priority (in using that
money), Burdette explained, is for
teacher salaries.
Despite available funds, Burdette
remains skeptical that teacher raises
this year will be substantial.
"There's no indication of money for
a historical pay raise like the
superintendent is talking about. The


will ge
largest teacher pay raise in adsden
County history was years ago, and it
was 13 percent. There's not near
enough money for (that kind of
raise) now," Burdette said.
James insists, however, that he is
interested im giving teachers the pay
raise they deserve.
"1 have a teaching background.
My wife is a teacher,, my mother
was a teacher and my brother is a
teacher, so I'm very teacher-
sensitive. Teachers are on the front
line of any educational
improvement. The teachers are the
most important element, I believe, in
student improvement. It is important
for teachers to have high morale (by
giving them adequate salaries),"
James said. "When I build a budget,
I say let's make sure we pay our
teachers first. We've got some


t raise
momentum and we just need to
build on that."
The "momentum" James referred
to is a $1,500 pay raise last year, the
first teacher pay raise in Gadsden
County in about six years. Despite
this raise, however, Gadsden County
teachers with bachelor's and
master's degrees are ranked 67th
and 68th in average teacher pay out
of 68 Florida school districts.
Beginning teacher salaries fare
only a little better, as Gadsden
County ranks 62nd (for bachelor's
degrees) and 66th (for master's
degrees) in starting teacher salaries.
"I can't correct all the salary
inadequacies in two years. I
inherited this situation. We gave
teachers their first pay raise in six
years last year and I'm trying to
build on that," James said.


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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

The Gadsden County Community Health Council
invites you to a series of Community Workshops to
discuss and receive public input on the Gadsden
County Comprehensive Healthcare Initiative.

The Health Council was created to develop healthcare systems that
meets the needs of all County residents and reduces the migration of
residents to neighboring counties to obtain health care services.

The primary focus of this Healthcare Initiative is to combat the 3 major
factors that negatively affect quality of life for Gadsden County residents
- Health Disparities, Economic Disparities, and Limited
Access to Healthcare and create a Comprehensive & Integrated
Primary Healthcare System for Uninsured or Under- Insured Residents
of Gadsden County.

The Health Council Board and staff will present challenges and solutions
and welcome your input in this process.

The dates, times and locations for these meetings are listed below.


Monday, June 19, 2006 @ 6:30 p.m.
Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room
7-East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL


Wednesday June 21, 2006 t( 6:30 p.m.
City of Gretna City Hall
14615 Main Street, Gretna, FL


Thursday June 22, 2006 @ 6:30 p.m.


West Gadsden High School Auditorium Meeting Room
559 Greensboro Highway, Greensboro, FL


Monday June 26, 2006 @ 6:30 p.m.
Havana Public Library
203 E. 5th Street, Havana, FL


Wednesday June 28. 2006 @ 6:30 p.m.
City of Chattahoochee Council Meeting Room
613 Chattahoochee Street, Chattahoochee, FL


Thursday June 29, 2006 (@ 6:30 p.m.
Location to be Determined.


We hope that you can make it to one or more of these meetings and
be included in this process concerning the quality of life for our commu-
nity and county. Please call the Gadsden County Community
Health Council at 850.558.3628 if you have any questions or
send an email to the Health Council Administrative Assistant, Ms. Lisa
Crawford, at lsc4142006@aol.com .

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Vaughan


Continued from Page 1
much clearer purpose on why
we are here and what we have
done for these people. Already
there is a lot of visible
improvement, hopefully we can
take all our guys home soon."
Although he was in the middle
of a war, Vaughan understood the
need for compassion as this last
part of his email expresses:
"I do like people to send me
stuff I can give to the Iraqi kids
though. I like to give them
suckers and whatever I have in
my pocket to establish a friendly
relationship with the
neighborhood. The safer I can
make people feel the more
willing they are to talk with me
*about the terrorist problem. The
terrorists threaten to kill people
who give out information to the
US."
The war in Iraq ended
Vaughan's life early, but not
before he established a legacy
among his friends and family that
will continue way beyond his
death.
To understand the impact of
Vaughan's life on those that
knew him and the legacy he left
you will need a glimpse into this
remarkable young man's life.
Vaughan and his sister grew up
in Edwards, Colorado.
Their mother, Sarah Shaw
Vaughan, was raised on the
rolling hills of the Shaw Farm
south of Quincy before moving
to Colorado and raising her
family.
The Shaw family has deep ties
to Gadsden County and its
heritage. John grew up visiting
his grandmother and always
enjoyed the time he spent on the
Shaw's Eldorendo Farm. And so
he will be brought back here for
his final-resting place.
John loved his trips to Gadsden
County his sister said. "He
absolutely loved our
grandmother," Becca said.
He enjoyed his trips to Lake
Talquin, Whippoorwill, and
especially Wes and Judy
Greenwald's home on the lake.
As a young child Vaughan was
always inquisitive as his Aunt


Leewood Shaw can attest. John,
the family's first grandchild, was
in Gadsden County visiting for
the Christmas season back in
1985.
"We had some problems with a
smoke detector at home and took
it off the wall. John was about
three then and we found him
sitting in the middle of the floor
with all of the parts of the smoke
detector scattered around him."
Young Vaughan it seems was
proud of his new-found talent
and went to the back of the house
tell his grandmother Rebecca.
"I've been doing a man's
work," he told her.
His aunt said that when he
visited she spent a lot of time
with him. She took him to
famous FSU vs. Florida's tie
football game.
"He loved his family,"
Leewood said.
It was that inquisitive mind that
would drive Vaughan all of his
life.
"Sarah and Rebecca relied on
him as the "man of the house"
early on in his life. He could be
trusted and accepted
responsibility at a younger age
than most kids. He could fix just
about anything that was broken
and it stayed fixed. He followed
his grandfather C. R. Shaw, Jr's.
footsteps and became a pilot
while still in high school.
"Whatever project he was doing
received his full attention and
relentless effort until it was
completed to the best of his
ability," his uncle Dick Shaw
said remembered.
Most. of his uncle's memories
about Vaughan go back to
Vaughan's childhood growing
up in Vail. The family spent a
fair amount of time together back
then Shaw said.
"He was always an extremely
determined young man and
showed no fear, ever," Shaw
said.
"He loved being with my sons,
Walker and Maxwell, and they
loved being with him." Their
times together were filled with
many adventures like riding
horses, jeeping, skiing, camping,
fishing and shooting all kinds of
guns as the three of them grew
up.
"I never had to worry about


them when he was looking after
them. John Shaw always had a
strong sense of family and a love
for sharing experiences
outdoors," Shaw said about his
nephew.
Others remember his growing
up years as well.
"We watched this kid grow up,"
family friend Wes Greenwald
from Quincy said. Greenwald
said Vaughan was like a
combination of McGuyver and
Will Rogers. "He never met a
stranger and he could fix almost
anything," Greenwald said.
He watched Vaughan transform
from a kid to a teenager. When
most teenagers were rebelling,
Vaughan was asking older people
questions. It seems he figured out
that older people had a lot of
answers.
He enjoyed working on old
jeeps and spent many hours of his
leisure time fixing up the 'four-
wheel drive vehicles. One he
named Hercules was his pride
and joy.
His mother said that
Vaughan was an avid
outdoorsman and loved the
military. Being in the military
was Vaughan's boyhood dream.
Vaughan grew up in a mountain
valley near Edwards, Colorado.
"Although raised in the
mountains of Colorado, Quincy
was also a very special place to
this young*man his entire life.
While at Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University in
Daytona he visited his
grandmother every chance he
could and knew her farm like the
back of his hand. Even during the
exhausting months of training at
Ft. Benning last year he made
lots of weekend trips to Quincy
to spend time with her, often
bringing his friends," Dick Shaw
said.
He was active in scouting and
participated in science fairs.
Becca said that John was the
brother every sister would want
and the friend that everyone
hoped for.
"He lended me advice whether 1
wanted it or not, but always
followed," she said.
Becca became John's assistant
mechanic and helped him onr.
most of his projects. "I
even know the difference


QUincy

Continued from Page 1
concerning requests by
commissioners between meetings.
He provided written information
Tuesday night concerning items
that commissioners requested be
done in their districts.
lHe said this would be the normal
practice of his office in the future
when dealing with request and
fellow-Lups.
Bogan said he had appointed
officer Tom Murray as the city',
interim code enforcement officer.
Bogan said he had cut off 48


Lt. John Vaughan iniraq
between a monkey wrench and a
crescent wrench.
John joined the Army ROTC
program in his freshman year at
Embry Riddle, graduating in May
of 2005 with a B.S. in Business
Administration in Aviation. He
became the ROTC commander
his senior year and was one of
three ROTC members to go
through jump training at Ft.
Benning.
After college he was sent to
Infantry Officers Basic Course
where he received his 2nd
Lieutenant's bars.
His first duty as a new
Lieutenant was at Ft.
Wainwright, Alaska. ,He was
deployed to Iraq on May 6, 2006.
Vaughn had been in Iraq about
a month when he was killed
during an attack on his Stryker (a
wheeled combat vehicle)
'See VAUGHAN on page 13


delinquent utility customers
between I and 3 p.m. Monday and
all but a couple had been in and
paid their bills current. He added
that he stopped the cut-offs until
the threat of the hurricane was-
over, but would resume them
Wednesday.
The city's forensic audit was
nearing completion, he reported,
but did not give a date for its
completion,
The city's state audits were
progressing and should be
completed by September 25, he
said.
A motion by Elias to fire the
city attorney died for the lack of a
second.


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Quincy tightens utility policy


Collections, cut-off policy,

even landlords are targeted

By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

Quincy commissioners reviewed the city's new
utility collection procedures at Tuesday afternoon's
workshop.
After only ten days on the job city manager Bill
Bogan brought the new procedure to the
commission for some observations and suggestions.
The procedure has been in place for about three
weeks Bogan said, having been approved before he
took over as city manager, and will be used for the
next six months, then evaluated and possibly
tweaked some after the trial time.
Commissioner Derrick Elias asked that the
procedure have more bite in it. "We need to get out
from under this crunch we are in" was Elias' reason
for wanting a stricter collection procedure.
Elias said that the vendors the city buys from
expect to be paid and the city must be paid by the
residents in order to pay their bills.
"They use our electricity they have to pay for it
because we have to pay for it," Elias said.
At last month's commission meeting it was
announced that there was about $1.3 million owed
to the city in past due or closed accounts. About
$700,000 of that has accumulated since 2001.
According to Bogan some of the city's practices
concerning collecting delinquent accounts and cut-
offs are coming to an end. He said that the city
would give people an opportunity to pay their bills
and work with them when they could prove a valid
hardship.


He used illness as an example of a hardship. But,
he added, that six months from now things would be
.a lot different.when it comes to cut-offs.
Commissioners found' out that renters accounted
for a majority it the delinquent hl!k -b'i. -'
Mayor Sherrie Taylor proposed that the property
owners of the rental units be held responsible for the
bills if they are not paid. She suggested that the
owners collect additional rent to cover the cost o:
electricity if a renter were to default.
The other alternative mentioned was high.
deposits for renters. 'Both issues have some legal
ramifications according to city Attorney Jack
McLean:
Another problem seems to stem from, someone
having the electricity cut off at their home and then,
having another family' member have the electricity
cut back on in his name.
Bogan .said that, too, was coming to an end and
would not be tolerated in the future.
In addition Bogan said he had turned $43,000 ove:
to a collection agency on a trial basis to see if the
agency can collect the delinquent accounts.
The new procedure limits payment extensions to
customers who have been established six months
with no returned checks or cut-off orders, no
extensions within the last four months, (no more
than three per year). The extensions are limited to
the outstanding bill at the time of the extension.
For more information about the new procedure
you can contact the City's customer service
department at 850-627-7681.
In other workshop business:
The commission discussed the upcoming OMI
contract. OMI operates the city's water and sewage
systems. The contract was approved for another year
at the preceding commission meeting.


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Chattahoochee was the main topic
of discussion during last week's
Chattahoochee city council
meeting.
The council gave City Manager
Lee Garner the go ahead to start
strengthening the city's ordnances
to help clean up the city.
"We want to try and prevent
problems before they happen,"
Garner said.
Junk cars left in yards and along
city streets, as well as political
signs are two primary areas of



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Other matters discussed
included Ashford's failure to file
annual reports with AHCA. It
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concern, Garner said.
"We want to put some teeth in
these policies, he said.
Garner said he is looking at how
other municipalities are attacking
the problem and wants to model
Chattahoochee's policy after
them. He cited the county's new
code enforcement policies and the
city of Quincy, which has recently
added some code violation
stipulations to their books.
Garner will temporarily be the
city's code enforcement officer
and will direct other city
employees on how to handle
violations until the city can

AHCA would attempt to force
Ashford to pay the late fees
attached to not filing 2004 and
2005 reports. Part of the
agreement with the county and
AHCA is that the county will pay
fees to AHCA owed by Ashford.
McMillian said he didn't think
it was fair for Gadsden County to
be penalized for Ashford's failure
to file reports on time when
AHCA made no attempts to
collect from the company.
"We're in the process of
determining which reports have
been filed," Sexton said.


appoint a special master or code
enforcement board.
In other business:
* The council approved on first
reading ordinance 516,
concerning political signs in the
city. The ordinance says signs can
only be be placed on private
property.
The council heard concerns
from residents about people
knocking on doors asking for
money. Garner said he would put
a notice in the local paper and
asked that residents call the police
when approached at home by
people soliciting money.
The council decided it would
not consider renewal of Gadsden
County's ambulance agreement
under the current terms and
conditions. The current contract
will expire Oct. 1, 2006.
Garner informed the council
that he is working on weight
restriction ordinances for city
streets. He added that the
ordinance would include
recreational vehicles.
The council will have a work
session Monday, June 26, for
receipt of the last fiscal year's
draft audit. An alternate date for
the review was set for June 27.


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*Opinion *Columns *Letters to the Editor




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A free exchange of ideas is necessary for good government and good communities. Constructive Criticism is valued.


As long as we think, we can be better than we are.

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation



Always a dad; now a father.


A role this dad relishes.


There are plenty of good fathers
around. But if you listen to certain
television talk shows or read the
newspapers articles, fathers are given a
bad name. One would think that most
fathers run off and abandon kids, skip
out on jobs to avoid paying child
support, or pay the money and call it a
day.
The stereotype is that those who stay
with the family, work all week then sit
around all weekend drinking beer with
their buddies and sleeping on the couch.
There are plenty of good fathers out
there. In fact, there are quite a few of
them who take up more time with their
children than mothers. There are plenty
of fathers who take the time to go to
schools, even if their kids aren't in
trouble, they read to them, encourage
them, teach them the facts of life and
how to be good human beings. Some
dads take up the slack, even when they
hadn't planned on it.
I got a call one night from a.college
friend about five years ago. He and I
remained friends and talk about three or
four times a year, just to keep in touch.
So his call was no surprise to me. He
had been married and divorced with two
young daughters. The girls, at the time,
lived with their mother.
Well, it seems the mom was about to
get married again and decided that it was
his turn to raise the kids.
Hello?
This guy, my friend, I knew had about
as many dates as he could handle with a
myriad of women. He was truly enjoying
being single. He travelled, he painted, he


wrote poetry, and had taken up a few
hobbies that were not kid friendly. His
ex had broken the news to him about the
new role he was about to take up a few
days before he called me. He had tried,
unsuccessfully, to convince her that the
children would really be better off with
her and the stepfather-to-be.
Of course he was not strange to his
own kids, he'd spent time with them
since the divorce. You know, the usual
weekends and holidays and two weeks
in the summer. During these times he
indulged them in just about everything
they wanted because, after all, they
wouldn't be staying long and so he never
told them "no" to any request and they
were never disciplined by him.
She dropped the kids off and told him
to enjoy being a fulltime parent. He
worried that he wouldn't know what to
do with girls. He worried that they
would resent him and feel that he had
taken them away from their mother. He
worried that they would miss their
friends. In short, he worried about
everything.
But the days grew into weeks and the
weeks grew into months and the months.
have become years. Things have worked
out just fine, with only the normal
tragedies. Like the time when he was at
his wits' end when one of the girls
wanted to date someone he felt
unsuitable. She didn't talk to him for
weeks, but she didn't date the guy. There
was the time when the other one decided
that school was boring and stopped
doing her school work and brought
See CONTEMPLATIONS on Page 9


Hunker down

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Kes

When we hunker down to talk, we're all on the same level.
by Kesley Colbert, just a good ole boy that likes to write.


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The Feds got the wrong


people listening in!


I have looked on with a great deal of
interest, and some amusement, as the furor
over the government "listening in" on our
phone conversations rages. I haven't
figured out just who is doing the listening.
It might be the FBI, CIA, Office of
Strategic Information, Homeland Security,
the Red Cross, the Boy Scouts or some
combination in between. And I'm not sure
exactly who they are listening in on....but
according to the latest from CNN, it is all
of us!
I know the alleged explanation from the
government is that they are "listening in"
to gather information on the sworn enemies
of the United States. That's good enough
for me! If we can catch one Taliban,
uncover one Hamas plot to infiltrate
Hollywood oopss, it may be too late for
that one) or break up a foreign cell
operating in Kansas City with intent to do
bodily harm to Americans-the surveillance
is worth it.
I'm not big on government
intrusion....unless it is revealing the tainted
ones among us!
Besides, the folks that cry foul the loudest
over this issue just look like people to me
that have something to hide. They can rant
about rights, and point to the first and
fourth amendments till the cows come
home. I'm still a little suspicious of anyone,
who is more interested in their personal
agenda than they are the safety of our
nation. It appears to me that drug dealers,
money launderers, unfaithful spouses,
racketeers, inside traders, crooked
politicians and plain old horse thieves are
leading the charge against this "invasion of
privacy".
And I don't mean to say that the
government is absolutely right on this one.
Where do you draw the line between a
proper "eavesdropping" to protect the
citizenry and outright violation of civil
rights? I'm just saying lets err on the side
of catching the bad people out there that
are harboring, aiding or abetting anyone
with the avowed goal of harming my


family, or yours!
And when you get right down to it,
someone "listening in" ain't that big a deal!
Will Rogers said over 75 years ago, "Live
your life so that when you die you
wouldn't be embarrassed if the family
parrot fell into the hands of the town
gossip." I
It sure doesn't matter to me. I don t know
that I've ever had a private conversation. I
grew up with operators and party lines. I
don't think it was a matter of national
security in 1958-but Miss Estine down at
the telephone office had everybody's
number! This was way back when you
didn't need a dial tone....you just picked up
and ask Miss Estine to get you Bobby or
Ricky Gene. When Bubba told me about
him and Earl digging up Mr. Richardson's
grave, Miss Estine gasp right out loud!
I know the local moon shiners wouldn't
look her in the eye at church. All the
county politicians made regular
contributions to her favorite charities. And
she seemed to know a divorce was about to
take place even before the papers were
filed.
Our ring out at the house was two longs
and a short. I answered as quick as I could
and you could hear clicks up and down the
line as everyone picked up to see who
would be calling the Colbert's on a'
Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Luther Purvis made a career out of
"watching over" every call that came down
our line. I think that she took it as her
patriotic duty. Dad would finish his phone
call to the Tri County Stockyard about the
number of possible cattle lots for the sale
Wednesday and he would add, "Good-bye,
Mrs. Purvis."
For years none of this ever bothered me. I
didn't care who knew we were playing ball
down by the pajama factory field. Or that
Bobby was spending the night with me. Or
that I was way, way behind on my math
assignment....and I had to call Anne
See Hunkerin' on Page B8


How we got where we are is who we are.

By Byron Spires, Staff Writer


Windin


'Armadillos


was easy...


other columns take thought


I am often asked, "How do you sit down
each week and write a column?"
Sometimes I ask myself that very
question.
Believe it or not, most of the time it is
easy, but then there are also times that I
find it very difficult.
A recent column I wrote about my plight
with armadillos is a good example of one
of the easy ones.
It just so happened that a few minutes
before I sat down to write it, a friend called
me and asked how to get rid of armadillos.
Up until that point I had not decided what
I wanted to write about. This friend, who
will remain anonymous, reminded me of
all the problems I was having with
armadillos.
I have received more comments, emails
and letters, including a letter to the editor,
about that column than any column I have
written in a couple of years, and a month
later I'm still getting calls from people
about how to solve my armadillo problem.
There are other times that I write about
my own personal experiences, especially
those with my brother Eddie.
I get a lot of feedback about those
columns, and Eddie loves it when I write
about him and some of the crazy things we
did as kids.
After a column about eating Eddie's
biscuits he called me.
He wanted me to know that he was aware
of some of those times I thought he was
being fooled by my cunning little tricks.
The truth, he said, was that I helped him,
because our parents would not let us up
from the table until all of the food was off
our plates.


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I was Eddie's human food disposal.
That's probably why I was such a fat kid,
now that I think about it.
Over the years I've met many interesting
people, and often I'll write about those
people in my column. I like those columns,
because it gives me a chance to share with
you stories about people just like you and I
who have impacted my life.
I like to write about old times as well.
One of the few critical letters about my
columns came a few years ago after one of
my stories about growing up here in
Gadsden County was published.
The letter writer seemed to take offense
to my reference to the tobacco days and
working from daylight to dark.
Well, I want to go on the record and say
that the feedback I get about nostalgic
columns ranks up there with my armadillo
column. It seems that a lot of people, both
black and white, share the same memories.
Over the years I have also written about
those who have gone on to a better place.'
Ironically, as hard as those stories can be, I
like them the best.
Last week I wrote about one of those
people, whose life dramatically impacted
my life. I wish I could write about
everybody, but I can't.
I often think as I write about someone
like Jimmy Moore, featured in last week's
column, that you, too, have a Jimmy
Moore in your life. I hope that in some
way me writing about Jimmy reminds you
of someone that made an impact on your
life.
It's a good thing, I believe, to keep those
types of memories alive as long as we can.


L letters

to the

Editor


Indecent remark in school
I have lived in Quincy all of my life until a couple of
years ago when I moved to Tallahassee. I raised my
children in a small environment because I felt that they
would be safe. I enjoyed living in Quincy and still love
my home town, but I am very upset about an incident
that recently happened to my dear sweet granddaughter
at school, and she is only six years old. I have for many
years felt that the school system in Gadsden County was
not what it should or could be, but I never thought for
one moment that my granddaughter would not have the
protection of the county.
One of her male teachers made a very indecent remark
to her in front of her entire class. Just because it was
the last couple days of school and he was retiring, the
school principal squashed it because he apologized to
the parents in the meeting.
No one has taken this matter seriously. I am really
confused because child abuse is so common in today's
society! My daughter called to complain to the
superintendent's office and did not get to talk to him
because of his efficient secretary. She was advised by
the assistant, and I quote, "Don't let the devil influence
you in your decision". Now, I do not know their office
procedures, but a secretary is not qualified to make that'
kind of judgment. It is a parent's job to protect their
child from predators. The Superintendent never called
my daughter back. I do not know if his assistant gave
him the message or not, so I am not judging him.
Then, to further insult my daughter, the predator came
on her job claiming that he wanted to get his retirement
papers notarized! He is a resident in Quincy, so why
did he drive 12 miles past the administration's office in
town to complete this task? When I retired, my
personal office took care of this. Do you see my point?
This was clearly harassment!
We then advanced to the next level, which was the
investigator's office. He talked with the school
principal and called my daughter two days later to
inform her that, after talking with principal, he did not
feel that it was serious enough to pursue.
I am not saying that, hey, let's string him up in Times
Square, but what I am saying is that he should be held
accountable for what he did. Please print this letter
because this could happen to you and any of your
readers. Our children need our protection!
A concerned grandmother.....
Ms. Rosalind A. Sapp

We need a place to dump it all
Dear Editor:
If we do not have an adequate and available dumping
facility, people will dump washers, refrigerators, air-
conditioners, construction refuse and whatever all over
the roads of our beautiful county. I suggest to you that
See LETTERS on Page B8


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Forum
The best ideas are those
shared by neighbors on their
own front porches.

by Ron Isbell, Publisher
We need to address the issue of
health care for all of us. And we
need to do it now. Right now.
The lack of affordable health


care is a
bigger
health issue
than Bird
Flu or Mad
Cow
Disease or
any other
pandemic
that's
getting all


the national press attention
because it can turn a simple cold
into a killer. People who cannot
afford medicine or a trip to the
doctor are dying, not in some third
world country, but right here in the
USA, from very treatable
conditions. Our infant survival rate
is pathetic, due in part to young
mothers-to-be not having access to
prenatal care.
And I'm not talking about an
education issue here. There are far,
far too many people not getting
health care, not because they don't
know any better, but because they
can't afford either the $1,000 a
month or more it costs to insure
their family or the doctor bills,
hospital bills and medicines.
Many of these families are the
"working poor"...families who
work hard for a meager paycheck
at jobs that do not afford health
care benefits. They are honorable
people who deserve dignity
instead of unnecessarily poor
health.
When you can't afford the thread
to patch the shirt, you certainly
can't afford the shirt when it
finally wears out.
So what happens? Eventually
postponed health care becomes
more serious. Work is missed.
Paychecks become less frequent.
As the condition takes its toll the
patient can no longer put off care
and requires hospitalization. Now
past the pointof "working poor"
the patient is truly indigent and the
burden of paying for that care falls
fully on the shoulders of the
taxpayers.
Everybody loses. Certainly the
patient and his/her family has lost
the most, but literally everybody
loses something in this.
Conversely, no one gains.
What rocket scientists came up
with the game plan that allows this
to happen? But more importantly,
what can we do about it?
Certainly the Gadsden
Community Health Council's
request for a half-cent increase in
our local sales tax is one option. It
would add $1.3 million worth of
doctor's visits, prenatal care,
prescriptions and therapy for those
in our community who need it.
But we should not stop at a sales
tax increase while looking for
solutions to this problem. There
will never be just one solution.
The problem is too big.
I applaud Mr. Martinez and the
council for both bringing this crisis
into focus and scale and again for
suggesting a solution.
There will be opposition to the
ballot initiative (the sales tax
increase will require voter
approval), and opponents will
have some valid reasons.
Among them, big ticket items
such as cars and tractors on which
we pay sales taxes will cost
significantly more. Will we be
willing to pay $100 more to buy a
$20,000 car to help finance health
care?
Secondly, sales taxes are
regressive...the very people we are
trying to help pay a higher portion
of their disposable income on sales
taxes.
But, it's a start. And a darned
good one. Now, anybody else have
a good idea to add?


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Fellowship
The Agape Christian
Fellowship will be blessed by
Pastor Jimmy Dickey of
Monticello June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Reginald Washington,
Sr. and the church family invites
you to come out and be a partak-
er"of God's word. This program
is sponsored by the Sunday
school, clothes closet and
Mothers, of Agape.
Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
Agape Food Ministry, AFAM,
will be at the annex.
There will be a fish fry
fundraiser for the Youth
Department June 17 at Agape
Christian Fellowship Center.
Agape clothes closet will be
open.
Sunday Sunday School, 9:45
a.m., Praise and Worship, 11:15
a.m.
Monday Prayer, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7:30
p.m.

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church news

Monday and Tuesday, 12 noon
- Intercessory prayer.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible
study and youth teaching.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Gospel
mass choir rehearsal.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Church
school; 11 a.m. M" .l111 ,'.,-.-
ship service "A S.ilutc tc ll
Fathers."
June 20 24 Mi.Ildc Fl,: .i.J.i-
Georgia Church School
Convention at the Old West


Conference Center in
Tallahassee. Hosted by Shiloh
Primitive Baptist Church,
Quincy.
The food pantry and clothes
closet is available for those
needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance.
The father of the righteous
shall greatly rejoice, and he that
begetteth a wise child shall have
joy of him. Proverbs 23:24

Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry

June 12-14, 7 p.m. CST -
Fellowship Program
June 15 There will not be a
program.
June 16, 7 p.m. CST -
Fellowship Program
June 17, 6 p.m. CST -
Fellowship Program.
June 24 at 5 p.m. CST 12
Disciples Program.
June 25 at 4 p.m. CST. Men's
Day Program.
All these programs will be
held at Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry at 5460 Collins
Chapel Road, Malone.
For more information, you
may contact Pastor Virginia
Smith (850) 856-9056 or (850)
569-5600, Evangelist Eldiest
Andrews (850) 487-8766 or
Sister Ugreenal Ivey (850) 875-
4871.

True Believers Church
youth musical Sunday

The True Believers Church
will host a youth musical


Sunday, June 25 at 4 p.m. Let us
make a joyful sound unto the
Lord all ye land and praise him
with gladness. For more infor-
mation please contact Sister
Melissa at 856-8222.
The True Believers Church
will hold another anointing
revival at 7:30 p.m., June 26
through June 30. The revivalist
of the week is Prophetess
Virginia Smith. We welcome all
to come out and let the healing
of God move in you..
The church is located at 16830
Blue Star Highway on Highway
90 in Douglas City, Gretna
behind the BP gas station facing
the highway. If transportation is
needed you may contact Mr.
Robinson at 350-0628

Friendship Primitive
Baptist Church

Friendship Primitive Baptist
Church invites you to come and
participate in a musical celebra-
tion for our pre- Family and
Friends Day Friday, June 16 at 7
p.m.
You are welcome to join us
Sunday at 11 a.m. for our Family
and Friends Father's Day
Program. The Rev. A. Louis Ivey
is the speaker for this special
occasion.
The church is located in the
Friendship Community at 5775
Ben Bostick Road, Quincy.
Elder Cedric D. Spradley is pas-
tor.

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Moses Andrews, Sr.
Moses Andrews, Sr., 73, of
Quincy, died on Thursday, June
8, 2006 in Tallahassee. A native
of Gadsden County, he was a
bricklayer and a member of
Pentacostal Church of Love.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Friday, June 16 at Apostolic
Church of Love with the Rev.
Jake Burgess officiating. He will
be interred at Greensboro
Cemetery. Visitation will be from
12 noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June
15 at Betsey Funeral Home.
He is survived by his sons,
Moses Andrews, Jr., Javan T.
Andrews and Jonathan Andrews
all of Quincy; his daughters,
Laverne Andrews of Tallahassee,
Artice Fields and Mozelle
Williams both of Quincy; his
sister, Martha Mitchell of Delray
Beach and 12 grandchildren.


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Jamya Renay
Charleston
Jamya Renay Charleston, the
infant daughter of Earnestine
Bettie Jean Manuel and Edgar
Charleston of Quincy, was born
Thursday, June 1, 2006 at
.Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare.
Funeral services are incomplete.
Madry Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements.
In addition to her parents, she is
survived by maternal and paternal
grandparents and great-
grandparents, a host of aunts,
uncles and other relatives.


Madry
Funeral
U Home


Bria Leona Cornelius
Bria Leona Cornelius, 27,
passed away suddenly Sunday,
June 4, 2006 in, Daytona Beach.
She was the loving daughter of
Robert and Catherine Cornelius
of Havana. She was born August
19, 1978 in Daytona and attended
Melbourne
High School. "
After "
residing in
Daytona for a
long while as .
a secretary,
she moved to -q
Havana in .
2004, where
she attended ,"
the First
Baptist Church of Havana and
was a family member of the
Confetti's Car Show Productions.
A memorial service was held at
the First Baptist Church of
Havana, 116 East 6th Street in
Havana Saturday, June 7 with
Pastor Eric Erskine presiding and
interment at Tallahassee Memory
Gardens, 4037 North Monroe St.,
Tallahassee.
She was the devoted sister of
Robert J., David, Michael, and
Patti Cornelius and Leanna,
Morgan and Dorothy Shipe. Bria
also leaves many aunts and
uncles from the states of
Tennessee, Colorado, Vermont,
Massachusetts, New York and
Florida. Her maternal
grandparents reside in
Massachusetts. She truly will be
missed by all.
She was preceded in death by
her paternal grandparents of
Tennessee.
Services held at
1st Baptist Church
of Havana
Pastor Eric Erskine


Thready Gainer, Jr.
Thready Gainer, Jr., 74, of
Chattahoochee, died Monday,
June 5, 2006 at Tallahassee
Memorial Healthcare. He was a
native of Chattahoochee.
Funeral services were Saturday,
June 10 at Bethel Baptist Church,
with the Rev. Elder Charlie
Reddish officiating. Burial was at
Little Zion Community
Cemetery. Crawford and Moultry
Funeral Home had charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Essie
Gainer of Chattahoochee, his
daughters, Marion Reddish
(Charlie) of Charleston, S.C.,
Carolyn Gainer of Queens, N.Y.,
and Sherie Taylor (Wendell) of
Chattahoochee; his sons, Ronnie
Gainer of Chattahoochee and
Frederick Gainer (Treasa) of Ft.
Lauderdale; his brother, Preston
Gainer (Maggie) of Panama City;
his sisters, Laura Myer, Marie
Boston and Margaret Lee (Willie)


all of Jacksonville.

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Funeral Home


Aubrey E. Herrin
Aubrey E. Herrin, 86, of
Quincy, died Wednesday, June 7,
2006 at home. He was a retired
jeweler. He is survived by his
wife, Evelyn Johnson Herrin of
Quincy.
Funeral services were Saturday,
June 10 at First Presbyterian
Church, and burial at Hillcrest
Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to
First Presbyterian Church, 306 N.
Madison Street, Quincy, Fla.
32351. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Evelyn Johnson Herrin of
Quincy; his daughters, Harriett
Suzanne Bisso of Augusta, Ga.,
Felicia Jean Headley (husband
Durwood) of Mobile, Ala. and
Nancy Evely Connolly (husband
Sean) of Marianna; six
grandchildren.
Mr. Herrin was born in Mt.
Pleasant and moved to Miami at
the age of five. He moved to
Quincy in 1981.


Charles

McClellan
Funeral Home


Tonya Hunter
Tonya Hunter, 35, of Havana,
died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 from
injuries sustained in an auto
accident. A native of Gadsden
County, she
was
supervisor,
and a
member of1
St. Mat
M.B.
Church. W o
Funeral


June 10 at
New Jerusalem M.B. Church, and
burial was at St. Mary Cemetery.
Rev. William Hinson officiated.
Betsey Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband,
Clinton Hunter of Havana, her
daughter, Liporcha Hunter of
Havana; her mother, Myrtle
Robinson of Havana; sisters,
Shirley Garrett of Havana,
Elouise Jackson of Arcadia and
Sonya Cunningham of Atlanta,
Ga.; brothers, Johnny Johnson of
St. Petersburg, Darrell Smith of
Malone, Clifton Perry of Havana
and Willie Perry, Jr. of Atlanta,
Ga.


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Flora Johnson
Flora Johnson, 94, of Havana,
died Friday, June 9, 2006 in
Tallahassee.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m.,
Saturday,
June 17 at
New
Jerusalem
First Baptist
Church, .
with burial
at
Springfield
Cemetery.
Rev. Johnny
Lee Garrett
and Pastor Elder Julius Harris
will officiate. Visitation is from 3
to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16 at
Bradwell Mortuary, who has
charge of arrangements.
She was born December 12,
1912 in Liberty County to the late
Carrie Cooper Merrill.
She is survived by her aunt and
caregiver, Carrie L. Logan; her
granddaughters, Edwina Young
and Deborah Haynes; her
grandsons, Edward Humphrey,
Jr., Michael Humphrey and Sean
Humphrey.

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Duel McMillan
Duel Leroy McMillan, 83 of
Tallahassee, died Wednesday,
June 7, 2006, at Capital
Healthcare in Tallahassee. He
was a native of Chattahoochee
and a resident of Tallahassee for
five years. He attended the public


schools of Gadsden County and
graduated from Stevens High
School in Quincy. He was a
member of Elizabeth A.M.E.
Church of Chattahoochee, a U.S.
Army World War 11 veteran,
served a tour of duty in Germany,
and a retired auto industry
laborer.
Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Friday, June 16, at Elizabeth
A.M.E. Church, and burial with
military honors in the Bonnie Hill
Cemetery, Chattahoochee, the
Rev. Ervin Floyd officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, June
15, 6 to 8 p.m., at Madry
Memorial Funeral Chapel, who
has charge of arrangements
He is survived by his brother
and caregiver, Alphonso
McMillan (Johnie) of
Tallahassee; sister, Ida James
(Grady H.) of Norfolk, Va.; an
aunt, Gertrude Thomas of
Chattahoochee; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives and friends.


Madry,
Funeral
Home


Shirley Joan Penny
Shirley Joan VanLeuven Penny,
78, a homemaker, died Tuesday,
June 6, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Services will be in New York.
Bevis Funeral Home of
Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is
handling arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to
Gadsden County Humane
Society, P.O. Box 1195, Quincy,
Fla. 32353.
A native of Sleightsburg, N.Y.,
Shirley and her family moved to
Tallahassee in 1981 and to
Quincy in 1993.
Survivors include her husband
of 50 years, William "Bill" Penny
of Quincy; two sons, William Jr.
and Timothy Penny, both of
Quincy; four daughters, Shirlene
Stuckey of Orlando, Nancy
Melendez (and husband Luis) of
Tallahassee, Kathleen Sarfaraz
(and husband Yady) of St. Paul,
Minn., and Patricia Penny (and
partner William Boeckman) of
Friendship, N.Y.; a brother,
Walter VanLeuven; four sisters,
Eloise Knapp, Elaine Profiro,
Dorothy Guiette and Ruth
VanLeuven; several
grandchildren; and a great-
grandchild.





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J. B. Roberts, Sr.
J. B. Roberts, Sr., 89, of Gretna,
died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 in
Quincy. He was employed as a
truck driver.
Funeral
services
were
Saturday,
June 10 at .
Fellowship





Mortuary was in charge of


Roberts.
Survivors include his wife of 60
years, Thelma Lee Roberts of
Gretna; his sons, Rudolph
Roberts, Sr. (Lelia) of Quincy
and Matthew Roberts (Rosemary)
of Gretna; his daughters, Alice G
Boyd (Clenzie) of Quincy,
Claudia Foreman (Jimmy) of
Gretna and Doris Roberts of
Columbus, Ohio; 23
grandchildren, 30 great-
grandchildren and two great-
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his
sons, J.B. Roberts, Jr., Adolph
Roberts; his daughter, Ilene
Hamilton' and a brother and


sister-in-law.


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Mortuary
Quincy, TI


Clarice "Squeaky"
Fletcher
VanLandingham

Clarice "Squeaky" Fletcher
VanLandingham, 77, died at
home on Tuesday, June 6, 2006.
Graveside services were Friday,
June 9 at Sycamore Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Robert F. Munroe Day
School, 91 Old Mt. Pleasant Rd.,
Quincy, Fla. 32351, or Big Bend
Hospice, 105 North Jackson St.,
Quincy, Fla. 32351.


She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Clay and Mari
VanLandingham of Juniper; her
daughter and son-in-law, Bette B.
(Betsey) and Steve Wilkerson of
Quincy; her sister, Eddie Bee
Goolsby of Denver, Colo.,
grandchildren; Manday and
Patrick VanLandingham of
Tallahassee and J.C. and Rachel
Wilkerson of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Hubert
VanLandingham.
Clarice, known as "Squeaky,"
was born September 3, 1928 to
Edward Badger and Corinne
Sistrunk Fletcher. Raised in
Leesburg, Fla., she graduated
from Florida State University
with bachelor's and master's
degree. After marrying, she made
her home in Quincy.


Charles

McClellan
Funeral Home


Roger L. Woboril
Roger L. Woboril, 84, of
Milwaukee, died Tuesday, May
30, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Funeral services were Friday,
June 2 at St. Peter's Anglican
Church, with burial at Wisconsin
Memorial Park Cemetery in
Milwaukee. Bradwell Mortuary
was in charge of arrangements.
Born August 7, 1921 in
Milwaukee, he married Dorothy
M. Wallschlaeger February 26,
1952. He
worked in
aerospace : .; .'
contracting .






P(Dennis) of Tallahassee, Linda

M. Dickson (Douglas) of Buffalo
Grove, Ill. and Antoinette
Kasprzak (Michael) of Erie, Pa.;
a son, Richard Weboril (Donna)
of Dousman, Wis.; his
grandchildren, Spc. Thad Habel,
Jenny Habel, Megan Habel and

Melissa Kehoe of Texas, Devon
Dickson and Ross Dickson, both
of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Colleen
and Michael of Erie, Pa. and Sara
Reed (James) of Dousman, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Dorthy M. Wallschlaeger
and a brother, Peter P. Woboril,
Jr.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Tall Timbers Research
Station, 13093 Henry Beadel
Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312.


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2d Lt. John Vaughan
John Shaw Vaughan, 23 of
Edwards, Colo. was killed in
action Wednesday, June 7, 2006,
while serving with the U.S. Army
in Mosul, Iraq.
John was
born April
12, 1983, in
Vail, Colo.,
to Sarah
Shaw and "
Robert John -
Vaughan.
He enjoyed
skiing, fly
fishing,
horseback
riding and
building
jeeps. After high school he
attended Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University in
Daytona Beach, where he joined
the Army ROTC program his
freshman year. He was assigned a
prestigious branch placement of
military intelligence with a
branch detail of infantry.
He graduated in May 2005 with
a bachelor's in business

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completing Infantry Officer Basic
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was stationed at Ft. Wainwright,
Ark. On May 6 he deployed to
Iraq to join the 172nd Stryker
Brigade Combat Team. John was
awarded a Purple Heart for his
courageous sacrifice in the line of
duty, and the Bronze Star.
Graveside services with full
military honors will be held
Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the
Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy
with Rev. Ralph McCaskill
officiating, and Honor Guard
from Ft. Benning, Ga. Family
will greet friends at the cemetery
immediately following the
service. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be
made to the Wetumpka Volunteer
Fire Department specifically
toward the helicopter pad, P.O.
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that week's issue. Information may
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Amanda

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Justin Alday

to wed in

March


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burdick
of Quincy announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Amanda Nicole, to Justin
Alday. Justin is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lamar Alday of
Greensboro.
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in March.


Marilyn Young and Leith Kenon are engaged


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to Leith Kenon, son of Richard
and Mary Kenon of Quincy.
The bride is a native of Quincy
and a 1993 graduate of
Greensboro High School. She is
employed as a dispatch
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native of Quincy and a 1989
graduate of James A. Shanks
High School. He is employed as a
bulk merchandiser for Coca-Cola
in Tallahassee.
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p.m. June 17 at Salem A.M.E.
Church in Greensboro. A
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the ceremony at Old Stevens
School.

Juliet
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Michael-Dudley
are engaged
Juliet Washington and Michael
Dudley are pleased to announce
their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter
of the late Rev. Nathaniel, Sr. and
Hazel Washington.
The prospective groom is the
son of Sadie Dudley of
Chattahoochee and the late
Robert Dudley.
Juliet is a 1981 graduate of
James A. Shanks High School
. and a 2005 graduate of Gadsden
Technical Institute's practical
nursing program. She is
employed by Maxim Healthcare
of Tallahassee as a licensed
practical nurse.
Michael is a 1974 graduate of
Greensboro High School and a
1986 certified nursing assistance
graduate from I.C.S. in
Tallahassee. He is currently
employed at Big Bend Hospice
of Tallahassee.
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August 26 at First Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church on
Martin Luther King Blvd. in
Quincy.


Justin Alday and Amanda Burdick


Karen Higdon, Michael

Lawell announce engagement


Mr. and Mrs. Pat Higdon, Jr. of
Quincy are pleased to announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Karen Higdon, to Michael
Lawell. Michael is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Lawell of
Muncie, Ind. The bride-to-be is
the granddaughter of Virginia
Dodson and the late Pat Higdon
of Quincy.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of
Troy State University with a
degree in elementary education


and is a graduate of Phoenix
University with a master's in
business administration. She is
currently employed by Southern
Company in Atlanta.
The prospective groom, is .. a
graduate of Ball State University,
and is employed by Fair Issac
Corporation working in software
development.
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planned in Seaside, Fla.


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maternal grandparents are Elder
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Bowen. Her paternal
grandparents are Linda
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parents are Leroy and Tammie
Holmes. Tamara is currently
employed at VR Systems, Inc. in
Tallahassee.


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son of La Monte and Naytasha
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grandmother is Avonnette Henry.
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birthday with family and friends
Saturday, June 17 at the home of
his great-grandmother, Matilda
Sherman.
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The Gadsden County Times June 15, 2006 9


Talquin Electric: shedding a little light Church news
Continued from Page


'We try to think of every little thing that could go


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

When mother nature leaves thousands in the
dark, Talquin Electric crews step in to shed a
little light. With another active hurricane
season upon us, however, keeping homes and
businesses illuminated is not as easy as saying
'let there be light."
Power outages are a near-inevitable reality
of hurricane season, but the local electric
cooperative tries to make them as short and
painless as possible by heading off problems,
a year-round job involving hours of
brainstorming, planning and networking with
other co-ops from around the region.
"This year, we've been preparing year-round
because last year people saw from the media
(the effects of a major storm). Just for the last
two years there's been too many storms, so
it's on everybody's minds," Bobby Kimbro,
director of engineering and operations
services, said.
"We try to think of every little thing that
could go wrong, and we can operate 24/7 if
needed," Bernard Rowan, area operating
superintendent, added.
All year Talquin crews roam the county
trimming tree limbs away from power lines
and right of ways, one of the most effective
methods of keeping the juice flowing during
storms with strong winds, according to
Kimbro. Talquin Electric officials encourage
all co-op members to report potentially
problematic trees near power lines.
The company stocks up on repair and
replacement parts prior to hurricane season as
well, ensuring enough materials for at least
the first several days following a destructive
storm.
Practice drills help keep electric crews sharp
and on their toes before a storm strikes, and a
strong network with other area electric
cooperatives and contractors ensure that help,
when needed, is always just a phone call
away.
All of these efforts seem to pay off, as
power outages following hurricanes or
tropical storms during the last several years
have lasted only a few days, according to
Kimbro. In fact, the last time an extended
power outage occurred in the four counties
Talquin Electric serves was 1985 following
Hurricane Kate, a destructive category three
storm.
Power was out for three weeks after Kate,
but with new, smoother restoration plans and,
if a sufficient level of help from other co-ops
is available, Kimbro said he'd be
"disappointed" if power was out that long
following the next "big one" here. Long term
preparation initiatives, such as replacing weak
copper power lines with stronger aluminum


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Talquin Electric crews and trucks, like these pictured above, are always read
when needed following a destructive storm.


core, steel reinforced lines, will help keep
power loss and recovery time down in the
future, as well.
While preparedness is essential, it's what
happens after the big storm that really
determines how fast power will be back on
line. Talquin Electric sends out crews as soon
as it is safely possible following a storm, first
fixing damaged transmission lines, followed
by substations and primary power lines that
run along main streets and into hospitals and
businesses.
"The goal is to get as many online as fast as
you can, primarily medical facilities," Bill
James, manager of planning and design, said.
"The key is getting help in here and being
willing to do whatever it takes. Crews are
willing to work around the clock."
In the meantime, the co-op can place four
two-megawatt portable generators wherever
most needed, usually hospitals and supply
stores like Wal-Mart. The co-op also has its
own in-house generators that ensure recovery
operations can continue even when everyone
else is without power.
"All people's (Talquin Electric employee's)
other duties cease until we get power on.
That's our priority," James said.


Following major storms, Talquin
often gets extra manpower from other
some as far away as the midwe
logistics of feeding and housing s
displaced workers can be daunti
requires a strong spirit of teamwork,
said.
"It is a big team effort at Talquin
crews, other employees, superint
board members, everybody.
responsibility we don't take lightly," h
Co-op members can follow a few
keep their wait time as short and as pa
possible. One is reporting outages to
outage management system, which ca
more calls and process more informa
previous systems. It is important that
Electric officials have members'
address and phone numbers for the s
work properly, Kimbro said.
Talquin Electric officials also en
members to turn off all breakers
power outage and to isolate all gi
from Talquin electricity.
Talquin Electric Cooperative
Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla and
Counties.


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Contemplations

Continued from Page 4
home a report card that, let's just say, didn't reflect her academic
potential.
But these are things that two-parent homes deal with too. The
storm he thought he had to weather in the beginning never
materialized. What he got was the kind of love that is unmatched.
What he got was a chance to parent two girls who have a special
bond with their dad. What he got was what part of life is really
about and that is loving your children and rearifig them with care,
compassion, guidance and a little bit of tough love thrown in just to
keep them on the straight and narrow.
When I think about Father's Day and how many men are good
fathers, I can't help but smile aboqt my friend who was always
dad, but who became a father and found out that he loved it.


BRENDA HOLT
SGADSDEN COUNTY


COMMISSIONER

DISTRICT 4


RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN


Please allow me to remind you of the improvements achieved during my
first four (4) years as your county commissioner:

1. One Extra Employee paid Holiday for County employees.

2. Fought for additional polling places though out the county.

3. Provided Veterans rides to the V. A. Hospitals.

4. Fought for your right to have Televised County Commission Meetings.

5. Improved Budget spending and accountability.

6. Started the G-Stars student work program.

7. PAMS prescription drug discount program.

8. Fought for and received bond money for road paving.

9. Acquired funding for 2 new fire stations (One in Robertsville and
one in Gretna).

10. Procured approximately $400,000.00 grant for renovation of two (2)
parks for the Robertsville and St. John communities.

11. Proposed and supported workshops to allow citizens an opportunity
to decide how their land should be used.

12. Lobbied in the State Legislature for approximately $5,000,000.00 in
new county money for 2006 fiscal year.

As you review the accomplishments of my service as your Commissioner
I ask for your support to continue the positive direction now being
enjoyed in Gadsden Qounty by Re-electing me, Brenda Holt, County
Commissioner, District 4.

Please send Campaign Contributions to:

Brenda Holt Campaign Fund
PO Box 935
Quincy, FL 32353

"Thanks in advance for caring enough to make a difference"
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16 through June 30. St. James
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the host church. The speaker will
be Dr. Willie J. Williams pastor
of the Greater Mt. Moriah
Primitive Baptist Church in
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Second Elizabeth MB
ly to go
Please join the Second
Elizabeth Missionary Baptist
Electric Church family as we honor all
r co-ops, SEMBC fathers in our Annual
est. The Father's Day Celebration on
so many Sunday, June 18 at 11 a.m. For
ng, and more information, please contact
Kimbro Deacon John Borden.
For an introduction to our
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Vacation Bible School Pep Rally
on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Vacation Bible School will be
held June 26 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Come out and join the fun! For
more information, please contact
Sister Debbie Simmons at 671-
4858.
The church is located at 2718
Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.

Fountain Head AME
Fountain Head AME Church
celebrates its 91st church
anniversary.
Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m. -
Palace A.M.E. Church, Rev.
Perry.
Friday, June 23, 7 p.m. New
Zion A.M.E. Church, Rev.
Griffin.
Sunday, June 25 Guest
speaker, Rev. J.E. McGlockton
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information feel free to
contact Brother Terrence Wood
at 508-1318.
The church is located in Mt.
Pleasant. Rev. Wynn is pastor.

New Bethel AME
Church news

The Ushers of New Bethel will
be celebrating their Annual
Anniversary Program this
Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. We
would like to invite everyone out.
The speaker will be Rev. Helen
Johnson-Robinson of Bethel
AME in Monticello. The music
will be provided by Bethel's
phenomenal choir. Come and be
blessed through the word and
music. We will be looking for all
of you.


More Church News
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10 The Gadsden County Times June 15, 2006


Vice cops nab 2 alleged


drug dealers in Quincy

The Gadsden County Sheriff's warrants for VOP on an
Office Vice and Narcotics Unit aggravated battery on a pregnant
strikes again with another search victim, two counts of false
warrant, this time in the Shiloh imprisonment, and sexual battery
Community. coerces by threat. After
Friday June 9 at 5:15 a.m. the conducting the search warrant at
Gadsden County Sheriffs Office 395 Holt Lane and securing the
conducted a search warrant at 395 area, a small team of
Holt Lane. The Vice and investigators surrounded a
Narcotics Unit arrested 23-year- residence on Serenity Lane about
old Channel "Telly" Hover, Jr. at 6:15 a.m.
395 Holt Lane on drug charges Investigators learned of
during the search warrant. Hover Wilford's location while
was charged with two counts of conducting the narcotics
sale of marijuana, one count of investigation at 395 Holt Lane.
sale of powder cocaine, one count Crime Stoppers also forwarded
of possession of drug information to the Gadsden
paraphernalia, one count of County Sheriff's Office on
possession of marijuana with the Wilford's location, which
intent to distribute, and one count corroborated with information
of possession of cocaine with the received by the Gadsden County
intent to distribute. Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say they recovered Wilford, who had managed to
several items that indicated escape arrest several times
Hover had been packaging and before, was hiding from
distributing the illegal narcotics authorities at the home of a
from the residence at 395 Holt relative on Serenity Lane in the
Lane. This investigation was a Shiloh Community in Quincy.
month long operation that began After being arrested, Wilford
due to complaints from neighbors said, I didn't plan on going
on Holt Lane. back to prison this year."
"We will continue to work hard Authorities took Wilford into
and rid the communities of drug custody without incident, and he
dealers who erode the quality of is being held in the Gadsden
life for citizens around Gadsden County Jail with no bond.
County, Gadsden County Anyone with any information on
Sheriff Morris Young says. illegal drug activity is asked to
Another arrest stemmed from call Lt. Jim Corder at 850-875-
the narcotics investigation at 395 8847 or 850-395-4138 or visit the
Holt Lane. Robert Lee Wilford, "report a crime" link at
a.k.a. "Po-Neck," was also www.gadsdensheriff.org.
arrested on Serenity Lane on


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held June 24 please confirm reservations early.
For ticket information, please call
The Gadsden County Branch of Jennifer at 875-0234 or Sam at
the NAACP Fund Banquet will 627-2527.


Channel "Telly" Hover, Jr.


Robert Lee Wilford


Alleged counterfeit

substance dealer stabbed


By Alice Du Pont
Times Editor
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If you plan to sell cocaine,
you'd better know your stuff or
you could end up on the wrong
end of a-knife.
That's what happened to W.D.
Kenon of Quincy early Sunday
morning.
Around 1:15 a.m. Sunday a,
deputy was called to the Kelly
number six convenience store at
the corner of Atlanta and West
Jefferson Streets in reference to a
man selling BC Powder as
cocaine, according to a Gadsden


County Sheriff report.
While Deputy Douglas Stiles
was en route to the store, Deputy
Clay Joyner was flagged down in
front of the W.A. Woodham
Justice Center and told that
Kenon had been stabbed in the
chest at the store.
A witness told authorities a
Hispanic male wearing blue jeans
and a white collared shirt stabbed
Kenon.
As of Monday afternoon,
Kenon was still in the intensive
care unit at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. The investigation is
ongoing.


Tonya Byrd

reported

missing

The Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office is investigating a missing
person, Tonya Sheree Byrd
(white female, 5'2" tall, 1401bs.,
Brown hair, green eyes, DOB:
11/11/1976) of River Road in
Havana, Florida.
Byrd was reported missing by
her sister, Susie Kerns, June 4,
2006, to the Gadsden County
Sheriff's Office. Her father last
saw Byrd May 30, 2006 in the
evening, in which she stated to
him that she was going to work
and would be home around 2 a.m.
Byrd had just begun a new job,
and her place of employment is
not known to this agency at this
time. No clothing description
was available. Byrd may be in-
*known drug areas in Tallahassee
and should be driving a 1988


green four-door Subaru vehicle
with Florida tag number 013
LTG.
If you have any information on
the whereabouts of Tonya Sheree
Byrd please contact the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office at 850-
627-9233, Inv. Rowan at 850-
875-8861 or go to
www.gadsdensheriff.org to report
any information regarding Byrd.


Gadsden County arrests


Kristy Wood VOP/uttering
two counts; John Adams -
Uttering; Joseph President -
Aggravated battery with deadly
weapon; Elaine Lindsey -
Purchase/possession of cocaine;
Vincentson McKnight -
VOP/fleeing and eluding; Alesha
McBride PWBC; Wanda
Threatts VOP/uttering; Marcus
Davis VOP/gale of marijuana.


Emanuel Franklin Burglary of
structure with property damage
and grand theft; Lemario
Alexander Aggravated battery
and aggravated assault with
deadly weapon; Darranita
Brewington VOP/public
assistance fraud; Robert Wilford -
VOP/aggravated battery,
VOP/false imprisonment and
VOP/sexual battery.


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Special

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Sheriff Morris A. Young
honored Investigator Matt Rowan
on Friday for his service as a
narcotics investigator with the
Gadsden County Sheriff s Office.
Investigator Rowan has been with
the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office Vice and Narcotics Unit
for the last five years and has
arrested and helped prosecute
several drug dealers, users, and
traffickers on both the state and
federal level.
Investigator Rowan, who is
known for his thoroughness and
meticulous ,paperwork, thought
there was a need for a change in
his career. When the need to have
a special victims and violent
crime investigator at the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office arose, he


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LEGAL NOTICE

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a School Board Workshop, to
which all interested persons are invited.

WORKSHOP
Date: Monday, June 19, 2006

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Place: School Board Meeting Room
Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, Florida


PURPOSE:
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
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The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners
will be Tuesday, June 20, 2006 starting 6:00 p.m. The following
items have been agendaed: Awards, Presentations and
Appearances: Presentation of Appreciation Plaque and
Resolution to Dr. Jessie Furlow; Presentation of Gadsden County
2006 Legislative Appropriations; Update on Opportunity Florida
- Affordable Workforce Housing Initiative and Broadband
Initiative; Presentation by Red Cross Hurricane Biz Exercise
for Gadsden County; Presentation of 2nd Annual North Florida
Community Faith-Based Substance Abuse Summit. Consent
for Approval: Minutes of May 2, 2006 Regular Meeting;
Ratification of Approval to Pay Bills; Extension of
Translator/Interpreter Contracts for Probation Department;
Award RFP #06-07 for Financing of Heavy Equipment for
Public Works Department; Early Payment of Existing Public
Works Debt and Realization of Revenue from Sale of Public
Works Equipment; Sale of Surplus Equipment/Vehicles at
Auction; Renewal of Emergency Debris Management Services.
Consent Items Pulled for Discussion, Public Hearings:
Authorizing the Escambia County Housing Authority to Issue
Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds on behalf of Gadsden
County; Variance Request Comfort Creek Phase I -
Clarification of Motion. General Business: Discussion of Non-
Conforming Uses/Structures, Subsection 5003, Gadsden County
Land Development Code; Approval of Non-Profit Funding
Process. County Manager: Miscellaneous Items; County
Attorney: Approval of County Solicitation Policy;
Miscellaneous Items. Citizens Requesting to be Heard on
Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit). Discussion Items by
Commissioners. Receipt and File: Property Appraiser's
Notice of Estimated Total Assessed Value of NON-EXEMPT
Properties for the 2006-2007 Tax Year; Letter to TCC Regarding
Gadsden County Youth Program Funding; Notice from
Department of State Official Listing in National Register of
Historic Places Dezell House in Greensboro; Letter from
Comcast Additional Cable Channel Provided.
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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
communities within the County. The primary focus of these
meetings is to:

* Identify future growth of the area using population forecast;
* Priorities for economic development;
* Preservation of open space, environmentally sensitive lands, and
agricultural lands;
* Appropriate areas and standards for mixed use development;
* Appropriate areas and standards for high-density commercial
and residential development;
* Appropriate areas and standards for economic development
opportunities and employment centers;
* Provisions for adequate workforce housing;
* An efficient, interconnected multimodal transportation system;
and
* Opportunities to create land use patterns that accommodate 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 present 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.

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
questions or send an email to stocks@gadsdengov.net.
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Church news
Continued from Page 9
II Corinthians
Ministries

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday
school; 11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Praise
and worship.
Saturday, 9 a.m. Morning
glory.
June 14-16, 7:30 p.m. Church
seventh anniversary.
June 14 Glory
Tabernacle/Pastor Moore.
June 15 Foundation of
Faith/Pastor K.C. Yarbrough.
June 16 True Light
Ministries/Pastor Jacqueline
Kennerly.
Saturday, June 17 Apostle
Copeland at Love Ministries, Inc.
(Albany, GA).
Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. -
II Corinthians at Mt. Zion House
of Prayer (Marianna).
Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. -
Marriage Ministry.
Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
II Corinthians at Tabernacle of
Praise (Thomasville).
Thursday, June 29, 7 p.m. CST
Apostle Copeland and II
Corinthinas. at God's Care
Ministry Women's Conference
(Marianna).
Our website is:
iicorministries.com (all lower
case letters).
For more information contact
Patsy Henry at 875-4497 Mon.-II
Corinthians Ministries is located
at 91 Serenity Lane, Quincy.

Church of Jesus Christ
Holy Mission Pentecostal
We, the members of the Church
of Jesus Christ Holy Mission
Pentecostal, will celebrate our
pastor's 3rd Appreciation June 18
through June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The church is located in
Scottown.

St. John PB to host
Vacation Bible School
St. John PB Church in Midway
will host its annual Vacation
Bible School Outreach Program
for youth ages 2-17. VBS will be
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 19 -
23. The finale will be held on
Saturday, June 24 at 5 p.m. This
years theme is entitled "I'm Not
Ashamed to Boldly Proclaim
Christ" Romans 1:16. There is
no cost to attend and snacks will
be provided. Come and share in
the excitement with us.
For: more information,
directions or to register, please
contact Gwen Lockwood at 413-
0090 or Miya Hollis at 509-0807.
Elder McArthur Knight is the
pastor.

St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church VBS
Are you ready for an awesome
and uplifting free vacation? If so,
"Let's Get Fit With Jesus" is just
what you are looking for. Come
join us in Bible lessons, crafts,
outdoor fun, music and food that
will help make us fit for the
kingdom of God. The vacation is
scheduled for Monday, June 19
thru Friday, June 23, 2006 from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. The church is
located in the Shiloh Community,
319 Holt Lane, Quincy. Rev.
Arthur N. Hargrett is pastor (850)
875-9544.

Mt. Moriah annual
program, VBS
The Mt. Moriah First
Missionary Baptist Church
deacon, deaconess and mother
ministries will host their annual
program June 25, 2006 at 4 p.m.
The entire community is invited
to attend.
Mt. Moriah Vacation Bible
School will be held July 10-14
from 6 to 8 p.m. Youth ages 0 to
99 years of age are encouraged to
attend. For additional
information please call the church
at (850) 627-7244. The church
address is 302 South 10th Street.

Father's Day
Celebration at St. Paul
St. Paul P.B. Baptist Church of
Gretna will honor fathers on
Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 11 a.m.
The guest messenger will be
Minister Kevin Price of Quincy.
Minister Price is a associate
minister at New Hope Missionary


Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.
Please join Pastor Daniel
Williams and the St. Paul church
family as we give God the praise
and honor all fathers on this
special day.

Vacation Bible School
at Power Ministries
Join us for fun activities; arts
and crafts, music, and bible time
for children and adults June 21-
23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free
food, hotdogs, popsicles, punch,
cookies and more.
Volunteers are welcome.
Contact the church or call 591-
0983.
The church is located at 915


short Street, Chattahoochee.
Elder Edward L. Sailor, Sr. is
pastor and can be reached at
(850) 663-9444.

Quincy district of
African Methodist
Episcopal meets
Report submitted by: Javacia
Lettinhand, delegate from Oak
Grove AME Church.

The Quincy district church
school convention of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church was
held June 7-9, 2006 at Mt. Zion
A.M.E. Church in Havana.
Rev. Semmeal Thomas is
pastor, and Rev. 0. C. Williams
is presiding elder. The Quincy
district consists of 33 churches
covering the areas of Quincy,
Shiloh, Monticello,
Chattahoochee and Miccouskee.
We were visited by the presiding
elders J. Leander Byrd, Pensacola
district, and Ralph Wilson,
Tallahassee district.
Speakers were as follows:
June 7, 2006 Rev. Elizabeth
Yates, pastor, Greater Tanner
Chapel A.M.E. Church, Quincy.
Sermon: The Church Needs to
Go to Hell. Text: Ephesians 4: 4-
15
June' 8, 2006 Rev. Willie
Haggans, Pastor, Arnett Chapel
A.M.E. Church in Quincy.
Sermon: The Secret to Building a
Better Life. Text: John 13: 5-18.
Evening Speaker: Rev. Clifton
Riley, pastor of St. Hebron
A.M.E. Church in Quincy.
Sermon: The Heat Is On, Daniel
3:15-20.
Workshop: The Criminal
Justice System. The speaker
outlined the do's and don't when
stopped by an officer of the court,
how to avoid the criminal system,
and the importance of being a
free, productive citizen in today's
society.
Workshop: Witnessing to
Others presented by Mrs. Barbara
McFarlin. The presenter
addressed the importance of
helping others and bringing
others to Christ. We're all in this
together; Salvation is for
everyone. The wages of sin is
death, but the gift of God is
eternal life.
Workshop: Woman to Woman
presented by Jennifer McMillon.
The presenter addressed the
importance of nutrition in an
African American woman's life
to include a regime of exercise
and planning good food choices
to prevent hypertension and
diabetes.
June 9, 2006 Church School
Subject: Finding Wisdom.
Reviewer: Sister Daisy Bouie, St.
Hebron A.M.E. Church in
Quincy. The reviewer spoke of
how to obtain wisdom, which
comes from God. Workshop:
Project Choice presented by Ms.
Angela Burgess, program
manager. The presenter addressed
health disparities that exist in the
African American communities
of Gadsden County and Roxbury,
Maine; working with Florida A &
M Florida State, and Harvard
Universities.
Some of their goals are:
1. To engage Gadsden County
communities in research and
health promotion that addresses
emerging as well and chronic
disease disparities.
2. To initiate the development
of the project choice health care
revival action team.
3. To integrate project choice
into the community as a health
promotion and disease prevention
information and education
resource.
Noon Service Rev. Roosevelt
Hardy, pastor New Bethel A.M.E.
Church in Quincy. Sermon: Do
You Know Whose Peoples You
Are? II Chronicles 2:14-17
Workshop: Equal Justice for
All presented by David Hauser.
The presenter covered the areas
of health, wealth, and protection
strategies. Closing Sermon: Rev.
Helen Johnson-Robinson, pastor,
New Bethel A.M.E. Church,
Monticello, Fla. Subject: I Am
That I Am Exodus: 3:1-14
The youth participated in a
spiritual brain bowl, and the
winners were Javacia Lettnhand,
first place, and Brandon
Lettinhand, second place
representing Oak Grove
A.M.E.C., Pastor Rev. Isaiah
Cole. The youth also participated
in a talent show.

St. John PB, Midway,


Vacation Bible School
St. John P.B. Church in Midway
will host its annual Vacation.
Bible School outreach program
for youth ages three 17. VBS
will be held June 19 23 from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Finale will be held
Saturday, June 24 at 5 p.m. This
year's theme is entitled "Youth
Not Ashamed to Boldly Proclaim
Christ" from Romans 1:16.
There is no cost to attend and
snacks will be provided.
Come and share in the
excitement with us. For more
information, directions, or to
register, please contact Minister


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Gwen Lockwood at 413-0090 or O
Sister Miya Hollis at 509-0807.
Elder McArthur Knight is the U
Pastor.
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Power Ministries hosts
Men's breakfast June 24
Men and young men, do you
desire a change in your life? Do
you need someone to talk to? Do
you want someone to care? Are
you hurting? Has life thrown you
some real blows? Then there is
help for you at the Free Men's
Breakfast hosted by Power
Ministries Church of God in
Christ, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.,
June 24.
Both men and young men are
invited to attend. This casual, man-
to-man gathering will provide
opportunity to feed body and soul
to strengthen and encourage men
and young men in their daily lives,
home, community and church
through friendly discussions.
The church is located at 915
Short Street in Chattahoochee. For
additional information, contact
Deacon John Kelly at 545-6169,
Pastor Edward Sailor, Sr. at 591-
0983, the church at 663-9444 or
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played both baseball and basketball. Jim then
attended the University of South Florida and
began working as a sports writer in 79', writing
for the Tampa Times, the Tampa Tribune. and the
St. Pete Times.
He bec.ic ithr High School Spuris Ediioi for
the DL nnI ual in *'.' i e-ibe ..,t 'i2 and helped
.re'l., eIpa.uid "-1n, '. c i v.elge t1 r the w hole
:le"i t ',li'l d, -. ,,ie..
I h tie to saj', ni, tin-e :ii lie Democrat was t
the i 's, el criio,j ali'e uii'e I ha.d in im;, arCel." Jim
-,a s. It ..ii not .'inl\ the t.ic that thiL Democi-ti
had a comniuituneiit to expanding the coverage of
hlu lh _i i'.'il p n II \ is the .act that the coache.
pl.a' ev ulertii :iJn, l ;I_ hII l jdmiin"iisuiioi in the
area v ere -.,, eas'i and enii.Jyable to %oitk ith "
It v. ltd bel hatd Ilnot to ..rk w ith s someone
"ihle Jiii li' .pTill .iich ti_- hi, ,i, k \,l, v.j, ca _s
ll g d .ill 1 t ,ii. .i .1 i', b..1ii h.lii tuj noi put
people In 'idlge I luhats not allays' the way
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.ib Iiu ll ',u ,d. t l iii'- .ibo't'I lus ippii .Ich ti
tlie Ioh, and helih:e ieC I ge .Lround thile Big Bend.
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IIue]ils lilu co Uiiii.icd \id I ne'.ci v.oiiited 10 pll people
.11i die 'spo. Re.idn i abioutl ''.li pe,'plc accoinmphih should
be .1 guod tlunig and I hope I mide it thalt a'y."
Noit .rl\ did ln Ilc.i d 1 v..- ., to e .pIanded c'.ent
.oui ii 1 i Ihe [Dliiit'Li.1.i I. e,) palidiJl the co' el.ige ot
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Sports page is no doubt one of the best in the state in
reporting stats for a newspapers' coverage area.
Alot of criticism use to be aimed at the Democrat that the
p:.pei wk would onl) co' .-r sports that involved Tallahassee
schools.
Jim got rid of that critism almost fiom his start. You
would likely\ ee him any \. here in the Big Bend co% ering-
=anles ""Ail omer the Big Bend there aie great athlete Jun
commented "And people ui Madison. Greensboro.
Apalaclhicola. Wewahitchka and other small tow. ns like to
read about them. Besides it was al%%a s tun going to the
sinl towns and meenng people."
Another lung Jim worked on was getting more coverage
for so called nunor sports. Tennis, golf. soccer, tack.
volle, ball. gnil's flag football and any other port tound their
,day into the sports page. [ feel players and coaches woik
h.uil in all sponl, and deserve reconinon." Jim continued.
lun ,'.'ill he %orkin lfor a loal consulting fum in
conrunluTucaons and, tiankfull\ %. ill still do some '. writing
for the Democrat covenng games..
He and ".lie Dav'.ii ha.e twin daughter-s Brooke and
Bnitany that jusi graduated Flonda High. There's,, alo son.
Brian. \ hoe has been FSU's top pacher the p,,t twvo years.
and will enter his senior season as a Nole this fall. Brian is
follow\ ing in his uncle Scott s footsteps. Scotn \\a ain
outstandmg baseball pla: er at LISF and plaN ed in the
Oakland organization after graduating in '89.
\\lio e\er follows in Jim's footsteps at the Democrat
Sill be follow ing an outstanding Piep Sports Editor. He'll
have a hard time filling those shoes.


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By Jack Wingate

I must say that the "Alquda"
don't have a lot of training in
how to dodge 2 500 lb. bombs
thanks to our fitin soldiers. We
hear tell that the USS Cole is
back on the line now with
vengeance on their minds.
The best fishing news is that
many Bream beds were found
this week and especially on the
the weekend. Several limit
catches of Bream were made on
Crickets.
We also learned from those that
could take the heat that a very
large number of Specks were
taken on Jigs in bout 6 ft. of
water. A few was taken on,
Minnows, but the most and best


were on Jigs.
All week long small Catfish bit
good on Worms, that is the small
eating size. However, a 43 lb.
Flathead was taken at Faceville
Landing on a Bream by Mr.
Shannon.
We had several folks reported
seeing Hybrids schooling, but
only Finn Graham brought one
in. He let his "Child Bride" hold
it for the camera.
The Bass has been "fair to.
middling" all week long, mostly
Jiggin. Mr. Tiner landed a 7 and
a 5 one day with a few smaller
ones.
The high-lite of my week was
the Faceville School Reunion on
Saturday with Jack Brinkley doin
the MCing and at Faceville
Baptist Church, seeing the Bible
School Kids doin their things.
This has made my week and I
would like to wish Mollie Ingram
a "Git Well Quick."


C-P class of 1958
The Carter-Parramore class of
1958 will have its monthly
meeting July 30 at Phyllis'
restaurant in Greensboro at 4 p.m.
It will be hosted by Janet Wilson.
All interested classmates are
invited to attend.
Vanessa Jones, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Jones, was
given a $500 scholarship from the
Carter-Parramore class of 1958
scholarship fund. She was a
member of West Gadsden High
School. It is the aim of our class
to help a worthy student in
Gadsden County to further her
education.
Benefit program for
Shanks '82 classmate
A benefit program for Shanks
class of 1982 member Anthony
Hopkins will be held Saturday,
June 17, 2006 at 5 p.m. The
program will be held at Mt.
Pilgrim P.B. Church on
Highbridge Road in Quincy. The
public is invited to attend. Rev.
Mark Wilkerson is the pastor.
If you are unable to attend but
would like to make a donation,
please contact Daniel Well at
875-3277 or any member of the
Shanks Class of 1982.
Donations can also be sent to
Shanks Class of 1982, P.O. Box
816 Quincy, Fla. 32353.

Community Hurricane
Preparedness Fair set
The University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS) Gadsden
County Cooperative Extension
has scheduled a Community
Hurricane Preparedness Fair
Saturday, June 17 on the grounds
of the Livestock Pavilion in
Quincy.
A UF/IFAS trailer with
hurricane preparedness materials
will be on hand as well as
demonstrations on safe use for
generator and other equipment
operation that are useful during
and after a storm. The Capital
Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross will also have their
Disaster Resistant Neighborhood
Trailer on hand and their fire
safety box to facilitate fire
extinguisher drills for fair
attendees. Informational exhibits,
including one focused on food
safety, will also be present during
the fair.
The community fair, scheduled
from 9 a.m. 2 p.m., is open to
the public with no registration
fee.


UF/IFAS is a federal-state-
county partnership throughout
Florida, dedicated to improving
the lives ,of citizens by
developing and -providing
knowledge in agriculture, human
and natural resources, and the life
sciences.
For more information regarding
this UF/IFAS Gadsden County
Extension event, please contact
Elizabeth T. Gorimani, Family &
Consumer Science Faculty, at
(850) 875-7261.

Graduation at Gadsden
Technical Institute
Gadsden Technical Institute will
hold its first multi-program


graduation June 17 at 7
the courtyard of the
Program completers
occupation completion
certificate recipients for
welding, gasoline engine
technology, patient
technician, automotive
technology,
barbering/cosmetology,


p.m. in
school.
and
point
applied
service
care
service


administrative assistant, medical
.administrative specialist, and
practical nursing will be
recognized. GED diploma
recipients for 2006 are also
invited to participate. Those GED
diploma recipients who wish to
participate should contact the
school office at (850) 875-8324
by June 13.
Greensboro Kiwanis
gearing up for 31st
July 4 celebration
The Greensboro Kiwanis Club
is gearing up for its 31st annual
fourth of July celebration.
The event features food, a
watermelon eating contest, a
5000 meter race and walk, live
entertainment by Stew Parsons
and the Spare Change Band, and
more.
The day's schedule is as
follows:
Morning Schedule
6 a.m. begin registration for
race and walk
7:30 a.m. 5000 meter race and
walk
8 a.m. breakfast for those in
race (served until 9:30 a.m.)
8:45 a.m. t-shirt sales begin
9 a.l. food trailer opens
10 a.m. ull run and bike races
10:30 a.m. games start, penny
hung
11 a.m. waterminelon eating
contest
Evening Schedule
7 p.m. live entertainment at
the West Gadsden High School


football field by Stew Parsons-
and the Spare Change Band
8 p.m. national anthem,
prayer, sky divers
8:45 p.m. awards, citizen of
the year and yard of the year
9 p.m. speaker
Fireworks display will begin at
first dark. The concession stand at
the football field will be open.
The public is invited: 4

JASHS class of 1974
reunion cook-out

The James A. Shanks High
School class of 1974 will have a
class reunion cook-out Saturday,
August 12 at Stevens Park. All
class members are invited to
attend.
The fee for this event is $10 per
person. The deadline for payment
is July 24.
Please call 228-5627 for details
or further information.

Day care provider
appreciation dinner
The Early Learning Coalition of
the Big Bend Regions is
sponsoring a child care provider
appreciation dinner, themed "an
evening with the stars."
This is a dinner to honor child
care providers in Gadsden,
Jefferson, Leon, Liberty,
Madison, Wakulla and Taylor
Counties. Two distinguished
awards will be given to Dr.
Pamela Phelps and Dr. Elsie
Burton for their long-term
commitment to the children of
our community.
The dinner is Thursday, June 15
from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the
University Center (building B), I
Champions Way, FSU Doak
Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee.
To RSVP, contact Rue Luttrell
at 850-385-0551 or
rluttrell@elcbigbend.org.

Florida National
Guard's ABOUT
FACE! graduation
Operation ABOUT FACE!, a
program sponsored by the Florida
National Guard, cordially invites
you to attend its summer
graduation ceremony at 2 p.m.,
Tuesday. June 27 at the
Alexander 0. Shelfer Armory,
2049 Pat Thomas Parkway in
Quincy.
For three weeks. 56 youth
between the ages of 13 and 17
have worked diligently to prepare
for becoming active members of
their respective communities.
Through the curriculum the
participants have successfully


improved the quality of their
schoolwork, their self-esteem,
.and their knowledge of the world
around them.
Please join staff, partners,
families and friends in celebrating
a job well done and wishing the
children of tomorrow well as they
tackle the challenges that lie
ahead.
The speaker for this event is
Rep. Curtis Richardson.
For more infonnation on the
Operation ABOUT FACE!
program, please contact Lia
Wingate, Quincy 1 Site Manager
at (850) 627-7316, or LaTonya
Rollinson, Quincy 2 Site
Manager at (850) 627-4565.

Urgent need for blood
donations for hospital
patients reported
Southeastern Community Blood
Center reports that 0 positive, 0
negative, A positive, B positive
and A negative blood types are all
at less than a one-day supply.
Several hospital patient cases
depleted an already fragile blood
supply following the Memorial
Day holiday.
One recent case involved a 28-
year-old male who required over
25 units of 0 negative blood
, transfused. One might think this
was the result of a car accident,
but in reality it is a case of an
individual combating an ongoing
illness.
"Maintaining an adequate daily
blood supply is an integral part of
managing patient's medical needs
day to day. It is not just having
blood available for car accident
and trauma patients but for
providing patients with blood for
medical treatment for sickle cell,
cancer and open heart and
elective surgeries. Other
conditions needing blood every
day are new born babies and
moms undergoing maternity
complications," Linda James,
SCBC laboratory manager, said.
Consequently, SCBC is
appealing to the public to visit a
bloodmobile or center
immediately and give blood so
the supply can recover to a five-
day supply before the current
blood shortage delays hospital
medical treatment and surgeries.
It takes 24-48 hours to process a
donated unit of blood before it
can be transfused to a patient.
The Southeastern Community
Blood Center is a nonprofit
organization and the only blood
center providing blood to families
in 26 counties in north Florida
and south Georgia. SCBC's
home office is located at 1731
Riggins Road in Tallahassee with


branches in Thomasville and
Douglas, Ga. and in Marianna
and Panama City. SCBC also
has seven mobiles scheduled
daily for blood drives hosted by
businesses, civic groups, schools,
churches and state agencies.
For more information contact
the blood center at 850-877-7181,
800-722-2218 or at
www.scbcinfo.org. All locations
are open Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The Riggins
Road location is open Saturday, 9
a.m.-1 p.m.

Democratic (DEC)
meeting today
The monthly Gadsden County
Democratic Executive Committee
(DEC) meeting will be held June
15, 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic
Lodge Building near Arnett
Chapel in Quincy.

Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida
board meeting
The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. will hold its
board of directors meeting
Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
EST. The meeting will be held at
the Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Council, 16859 Cayson
Street NE, Blountstown at 9:30
a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. EST.
If you need additional
information, please call (850)
488-0055 or e-mail:
burnsl@elderaffairs.org.

FEMA offers grants for
faith-based shelters
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
has granted the Governor's
Commission on Volunteerism
and Community Service,
Volunteer Florida, through the
Florida Department of
Community Affairs, $3.7 million
to reimburse private, nonprofit
501(c)(3) organizations in Florida
for costs incurred from Aug. 29,
2005 March 31, 2006 in
sheltering out-of-state evacuees
after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


As a result of the unprecedented
influx of out-of-state evacuee's,'
FEMA has provided grant
assistance to assist with costs
incurred in Florida related to the
temporary sheltering of hurricane
evacuees until the they were able
to obtain direct assistance from
FEMA or the American Red
Cross. Included in FEMA's
assistance package is this grant
designed to reimburse community
and faith-based organizations that
incurred sheltering costs through
providing support services to
Katrina/Rita evacuees. The
Deadline to apply for
reimbursement is Sept. 30, 2006.
Eligible items for
reimbursement include but are
not limited to: shelter operating
costs; short-term housing/hosting
(leases, hotels); utilities; essential
assistance (food; water; personal
care items); clothing; gas
vouchers; transportation services
(for staff and evacuees); labor
costs (staff overtime and extra
hires); emergency medical care
(monitoring and stabilization of
evacuees); and more. For
information about additional
reimbursable items and program
information, visit
volunteerflorida.org, click on
Emergency Management, then
the Katrina PNP Reimbursement
(KPR) Program link, or click
directly on:
http://www.volunteerflorida.org/s
econdlevel/kpr.html.
Private, nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organizations are encouraged to.
visit Volunteer Florida's web site
for complete program details.
Resources available on the web
site include:
Program fact sheet
-Application forms
Forms guidance
-Statewide briefing locations
-Online registration to
scheduled applicant briefing
workshops
A Tallahassee briefing
workshop will be held June 13 at
2 p.m. at the United Way of Big
Bend, 307 East 7th Avenue in
Tallahassee.
For more information call 850-
414-0844.


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Church news
Greater Harvest
Ministries, Inc.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. TV
Ministry (WQTN cable 13); 9:15
a.m. Church in training; 10:30
a.m. Morning glory service.
Every first, third and fifth
Sunday, 6 p.m. Hour of power
evening worship service. Do you
need a impartation of the word of
God continuously? The Hour of
Power evening service allows
you to receive a double dose of
the word. Come with expectation
and know that there is a word for
your needs of life.
Every fifth Sunday Women's
Sunday.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. TNT night
worship service.
Wednesday, 12 noon Noon
day prayer
Thursday, 8:30 p.m. TV
Ministry (WQTN cable 13)
Saturday, 10 a.m. Intercessory
prayer.
Monday Fridays, 6 p.m. and
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Radio
ministry (WWSD 1230 AM radio
station).
Monday, June 19, 7 p.m. -
Family Night.
Ministries in operations:
teenager, singles, youth, couples
and marriage, 55 and older. For
more details call Elder Marc
Black at (850) 575-4665.

Elizabeth Church of
Christ WIH, Inc.
Join us June 17 for fun, food
and fellowship as we kick off our
annual Gospel inr the Park
Ministry that will be held at
Southside Park in
Chattachoochee at 1 p.m.
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 fashioned
tent revival with guest speaker
Apostle L. Spencer from
Mississipi. The revival will be
held on Bradley Court off of
Dewey Johnson Way in Gretna.
July 16, 12 noon Youth Day.
Come out and help us celebrate
our youth.
If you are interested in
contributing to our building fund
project, please contact the church
at (850) 856-5254.


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The Gadsden County Times June 15,2006 13


4. 4-H Horse Camp
S. Dr. Ed Johnson of the University
L "of Florida (pictured above)lgoes
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S physical characteristics with 27 4-H

The 4-H Camp took place at the
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heathPavilion and the Centenary
SMethodist Camp. The c amp e which
ended last Friday, included campers
from Gadsden, Liberty, Gulf, Bay,
SLeon and Wakuila Counties.
SInstructors gave students an array
S. Nwof daily classes about care and
Wihealthissues for their horses and
X 2 .'P more. Each camper received six
hours of riding lessons a day, as
well as swimming and craft classes.
Cal Cooksey, Terry Harris, Roy
Newman, Julia Wester and Paige
Willis were this year's instructors.
-.,**.- .Photo by Byron Spires


Vaughan


Continued from Page 3
command.
His sister said that she had
received hundreds of emails from
John's friends and fellow soldiers
praising both her brother's valor
and sending their condolences for
his sudden passing.
"John cared about everyone with
such intensity," Becca said about
her brother's unwavering devotion
to his friends and family.
A Florida State University
freshman, Becca said she was able
to spend some time with John while
he was in Ft. Benning and he had
been there for her during a time
when she needed someone to lean
on.
He always told her to be
strong in the face of adversity and
that is what she and her mother
were trying to do now dealing with
his death.
"My brother was a hero
yesterday, today, and forever more.
He passed doing something that he
loved."
His grandmother Rebecca loved
her grandson. "He was the most
wonderful darling child and grew
into a charming young man," his
grandmother Rebecca Shaw said.
Although he was bom in Colorado,
she considered him her Southemrn
gentleman.
Mark Bates of Quincy knew
Vaughan his whole life.
"We are so proud of how he loved
his family and his country," Bates
said.
Baic, -aid [h.at Vaughan believed
in what he was doing and although
it is a tragic event, he knew that
John was doing what he wanted and
that was to serve his country.


"We have heard from the men in
his platoon that they trusted him
and were proud to serve with him.
We have heard from his Battalion
Commander that John rapidly
earned the level of respect and
confidence from his men that most
new Platoon Leaders needed much
longer combat. experience to
acquire. John was a fine soldier
and leader of men," Dick Shaw
said.
Vaughan cared about his family
and often sought advice from them.
"As John rose through the ranks
of the ROTC program in college, he
would share his thoughts with me
on his future opportunities. Early
on he was interested in flight
training, then intelligence and then
other paths. As he grew older and
knew more about what he really
wanted in the Army, he asked for
the infantry and then trained to be a
Platoon Leader. He wanted to go to
where the fighting was and he
wanted to do the fighting himself.
This is where he felt he could make
the greatest contribution and he
knew he was ready for it.
"He has paid the ultimate price for
our freedom," Shaw said.
Wes Greenwald, another family
friend, commented:
"He would have been a role
model for future leaders. He had all
of the attributes of a great man."
There are a lot more young men
and women out there just like
Vaughan, Greenwald said and he is
proud of all of them.
"We should be thankful that these
young men and women like John
are willing to step forward and
serve their country."
This has been a very difficult
time for Vaughan's family and
friends. It is hard to bury your son,
brother or friend at' best, especially


when they die in a faraway place
fighting for a cause they truly
believe in.
Greenwald summed up everyone
who knew Vaughan's feelings the
best: "We're gonna miss this
child in the worse way."

FCAT

Continued from Page 1
heartily towards them," James
said in the press release.
The continuous improvement
model, a system for using student
academic data to drive instruction; a
uniform reading program, and
"tremendous community support"
for local schools through
mentoring, tutoring and the "Adopt-
a-School" initiative, all played
major roles in gains this year, James
explained in a news release.
Nonetheless, with the exception
of Crossroads and Gadsden
Elementary Magnet, all Gadsden
schools performed at only the "C"
or "D" level, leaving room for
improvement.
"I am steadfast on the idea that
this won't be an easy
accomplishment to have all our
schools at grades A or B. More than
the grades, we must consider the
children who take the test and
whose performance is ultimately a
reflection of our efforts to build a
brighter future," James said in the
press release.
"If we use some fly-by-night
method just to get good test scores,
that won't hold up. We have to
teach children the skills they need
and not teach the test. That will
stand the test of time, and we will
have children better prepared for
any test and life, as well."


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The Gadsden County Times June 15, 2006 BI


Meadowlark.



"Coach" to these Gadsden kids who had

the chance to learn about basektball and

life from one of the game's all-time

greats.. .Meadowlark Lemon


Story and photos
By BYRON SPIRES
Times Staff Writer

"See you tomorrow coach," a young fellow
said as he left the James A. Shanks Middle
School gym Friday afternoon.
A young girl slapped the coach's hand as she
walked by and repeated the same comment.
Over the next few minutes fifty kids had filed
by, each with a big smile and a hand out to
touch their new-found coach.
Not just any coach, however, he is one of the
best-known celebrity basketball players of all
times.
He has' played in 10,000 basketball games,
7500 of them, consecutive, in his lifetime of
basketball. He has played before popes,
presidents, kings and queens in 94 countries.
His name is Meadowlark Lemon, III, and he
is a retired member of the world-famous
Harlem Globetrotters.
Last week the "Clown Prince of Basketball"
was in Quincy for his Camp Meadowlark
Lemon, held in cooperation with the Quincy
Recreation Department and Liberty Outreach
Center.
The three-day camp, which started last
Thursday, is meant to give young players some
of the basics of basketball, like passing,
dribbling and shooting, Lemon explained.
Lemon not only taught the basics of
basketball, but entertained the kids, as well.
Friday morning he played his version of
"Simon says" called "Coach says."
He worked with the entire group until he
narrowed their ranks down to two young ladies.
He finally gave up on trying to fool them after a
half-dozen failed attempts and named them
Friday's "Coach says," winners.
Lemon worked with the whole group and
allowed each one of the kids to take lay-ups
and foul shots.
"It is like you are climbing a set of stairs,"
Lemon told them as he raised his leg up,
mocking stepping on a stair step. "Pick that
right leg up higher," he said as one young


fellow took too many steps for a lay-up.
Each child received individual counseling
from Lemon as they attempted their shots.
This skill camp, Lemon said, is about having
fun.
Lemon is an ordained minister with a
doctorate in divinity, but, he does not preach to
the kids. Instead, he talks about making the
right decisions and praying. Each session starts
and ends with a simple prayer.
"They don't stay kids long," Lemon said. "It
is God's love that he wants them to know
about. It is God's love he wants the world t..
know about. Everyone needs help."
Lemon added he feels the world needs the
Holy Spirit now more than ever. "It is what the
World is missing," he said.
For 24 years Lemon entertained millions of
people with his basketball antics with the
famous Harlem Globetrotters. He is best known
for his showmanship on the basketball coun
and his ability to catch a crowd off guard with .,
bucket of water.
Lemon retired in 1979 and now spends muc )
of his time traveling the world, not so much t,.
make people laugh, which he still enjoys doing.
but to help young people through his basketball
camps and preaching through his church
ministry.
His ministry, Meadowlark Lemo:i
Foundation, produces a television show on
Trinity Broadcasting, and runs an intercit;
youth ministry, Camp Meadowlark Basketball
outreach and a youth prison ministry.
Lemon doesn't talk much about his basketball
career; his conversations now are mostly about
his ministry.
But he did share one interesting story.
As a young boy, Shaquile O'Neal got .
Harlem Globetrotter poster signed by Lemon,
but somehow it was destroyed.
Not long ago Shaq brought Lemon a poster to-
sign to replace the one he had lost as a child. "It
was special," Shaq told Lemon, no doubt a
good compliment to receive from one of
basketball's all-time greatest players.


Coach says, "Everybody clap hands!" Meadowlark Lemon's skills camp is all about having fun.


Lemon takes questions from his "campers", not just The former star of the world-famous Harlem
about dribbling, passing and shooting, but about life Globetrotters, Lemon stands tall while building
with his ministry, esteem among youngsters.


NoteBOOKS for all Gadsden 8th graders!


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Gadsden County eighth graders will take learning
beyond textbooks and into cyberspace next year, as a
substantial grant has brought laptop computers into the
hands of every eighth grade student in Gadsden County.
The local school board recently purchased 570 Apple
iBook laptops and several other technology items with a
$911,451 federal grant from the Enhancing Education
Through Technology program. The computers will be
used in eighth grade classrooms at all Gadsden County
public schools.
Dr. Sonja Bridges, Gadsden County schools media and
technology coordinator, says she hopes the computers will
get students more engaged in classroom learning.
"If you think about it, kids play video games and


electronics when they get home from school. A lot of
those programs require critical thinking, but when they get
to school we talk to them. The computers will include fun
games, but the students will still be learning. We want to
get them engaged and excited about learning," she said.
Students will use the computers in regular academic
classes, and teachers will employ them however they see
fit without eliminating regular textbook use. For instance,
history students may look up current events on the
computers, but the online information will not replace
textbook curriculum.
"The technology will not drive the curriculum; the
curriculum will drive the technology," Bridges explained.
The computers include wireless Internet, so students can
access the web artd other services quickly and without
hassle at their desks.
See COMPUTERS on Page B8


Gadsden
County
schools
technology
workers
process new
iBook
computers
for use by
Gadsden
County
eighth
graders next
year.

Photo by
Brian Dekle








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Other countries observe the same type of holiday on different days. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate fatherhood. Any
man that is a parent, singled or married, is honored this day. Many children celebrate the holiday by making their father cards or
gifts. Many greeting cards are sold for this occasion to give to fathers as well. Though it is believed that different parts of the
world have different origins to the holiday, in the United States, a woman by the name of Sonora Dodd started the tradition.
Sonora Dodd was the daughter of Mr. William Smart. Sonora's mother died during childbirth and so Mr. Srnii 'm the single
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Beckwith: Parentlink will keep parents

involved in school even from home


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Skipping or failing students
may no longer be able to hide
from parental wrath, thanks to a
new parent information system
implemented recently by the
Gadsden County school board.
Parentlink, the new system is
dubbed, will keep parents up to
speed not only on student
attendance and grades, but also
on school events such as open
house or field days, and more.
' The service calls parents at
whatever number or numbers
they have. on file at school to alert
them that their student is failing a
course, lacks a certain number or
types of credits to graduate, when
report cards will go home,
scholarship deadlines and more.
Homeroom teachers verify that
parent information on file is
correct to prevent students from
providing false information in an


Robert F.

Munroe Day

School gives

President's,

Attendance

Awards

The Robert F. Munroe Day
School President's awards were
presented to .the following
students during the awards
assembly in May. This award
recognizes students who achieve
the 85 percentile or higher in
math or reading on a national
standardized test and earn a
grade point average of 90 on a
100-point scale. These are
awarded to grades five, eight and
12. Each student received a
certificate, a letter of
congratulations from President
Bush and a pin.
Perfect attendance certificates
for the Robert F. Munroe Day
School elementary students were
also presented at the May
assembly for awards.


effort to keep from "being found
out about".
"It (Parentlink) helps parents
get involved in school even if
they're not (physically) at school.
The purpose is to empower our
parents with information
directly," Shaia Beckwith,
Gadsden County schools public
information officer, said.
The system is web-based and
not housed in any central
location, so Beckwith said she
can update the system from her
home if the school board office is
closed during storm closures, etc.
The system even offers a
Spanish line for Hispanic
students, an effort, Beckwith
says, to be all-inclusive of
Gadsden County's diverse
populus.
Parents need not worry about
late calls, as Parentlink stops
calling at 8:30 p.m. Also, if
parents do not wish to take part in
the system, Beckwith said she
will remove their names from the


call list.
She added, however, that she
"doesn't know why" any parent
would not want to take advantage
of the information system.
Beckwith said she hopes
Parentlink will get more parents
involved in school than in the
past, when the school board has
relied largely on newspapers and
television to get word out about
school events.
"With print media and TV you
may reach so many people and it
(information) spreads by word of
mouth, but this is a way to speak
to a specific group of parents. It
calls cell phones, dad's phone,
even grandma's phone (if that
information is on file at the
school)," Beckwith explained.
At the end of the upcoming
school year, Beckwith said, the
school board will look at parent
involvement figures to see how
much the new system helps.


Pictured, l-r, Elementary President's Award recipients. Front row:
Sara Green, Callie Malone, Justine Ray, McLane Edwards, Bryce
Clark. Back row: Ashley King, Mollie Edwards, Dustin Watson.


Pictured, l-r, Middle School President's Award recipients. Front row:
Cliff McPhaul, Caroline Peacock, Caitlin Lewis, Morgan Rowan, Erin
Sampson, Parth Patel. Not Pictured: Chelsea Watson.


Pictured are perfect attendance award recipients. Fi
Ramsey and Justine Ray. Back row recipients are Megan
Della Rose Campbell, Audrey Thomas, Dustin Watson,
Darby.


Pictured are perfect attendance award recipients. Front row, l-r:
Morgan Rowan, Meg Summerford, Ivie Thomas. Back row, 1-r: Dee
Dee Munroe, Courtney Mayo, Jason Cook, Beth Summerford, Drew
Cook.




Get nvoved.


Local student

named to

Springfield

College

Dean's List

Springfield College has named
Thomas Murray of Quincy to the
dean's list for academic
excellence for the spring 2006
term. Murray is a senior majoring
in human services.


photos by Brian Dekle


'i Gadsden Central Academy

ie.' students clean up campus

Instead of fishing, swimming or playing ball during the
summer, these Gadsden Central Academy students are hard at
work.
The students will lay sod, paint a building, plant hedges and
more during the month of June as part of a campus
beautification project. The students get paid for the work, thanks
to a special workforce act grant, according to group leader
Henry Smith.
SGadsden Central Academy is a program for students with
behavior issues, and Smith said since the work program began
earlier this week, students have shown "no deviant behavior."
GCA students Benny King (plaid shirt) and Jermaine Miller (t-
S shirt) are pictured.



New hires mean more funds, smaller classes


submitted by Diana Decker

New faces and a new response
to classroom demands have
contributed to improvement in
several areas for Gadsden
County schools.
According to district data,
critical personnel and staff that
were added during the 2005-
2006 school year have resulted
in increased state and federal
funding, new programs, less
student discipline incidents, and
additional classroom support,
particularly at the alternative
school.
Enrollment at Carter
Parramore Academy nearly
tripled in the 2005-2006 school
year. New teachers,
paraprofessionals, and staff
members were added to meet
the demands of that growth.
"A quality alternative program
is essential to the Gadsden
County School District, and we
want to provide whatever
support necessary to ensure that
our alternative school meets the
needs of the students and the
district," Superintendent
Reginald James said. The,


ront row:
Watson,
and Josh CES GREAT program


students go to Wild

Waters, Silver Springs

Friday, June 9, the Zoo, and June 22 they
Chattahoochee Elementary the Florida Caverns in


School GREAT Center traveled
to Ocala to visit Silver Springs
and Wild Waters. Students
enjoyed the glass bottom boat
ride, the light house, feeding the
giraffes, and the many other
activities within the park. The
students had a great time in the
pool at Wild Waters.
Friday, June 16, the students
will travel to the Jacksonville


Carter-Parramore Academy
anticipates another 75-90
incoming students for the 2006-
2007 school year.
Ten teaching positions were
added to three Gadsden
elementary schools this year,
.which resulted in the district
receiving $260,599 in class size
reduction money. In previous
years, the district was unable to
meet the state student-to-teacher
ratios, and thus did not qualify
for the class-size funding.
State rules for class-size ratios
are 18 to one for kindergarten
through grade three, 22 to one
for grade four through grade
eight, and 25 to one for grade
nine through grade 12.
Meeting class-size
requirements also allowed
Gadsden County to qualify to be
a volunteer pre-k center this
summer. In past years, the
district had to allow outside
vendors to provide the
Volunteer PreK program.
"We are very happy to have
met the state requirements for
smaller class sizes, and we plan
to continue to meet these
requirements," James added.
Newly-hired bus aides have


been instrumental in reducing
discipline incidents on Gadsden
County school buses. Since
January, bus discipline incidents
involving student misbehavior
have been reduced by more than
75 percent according to
Transportation Supervisor Joe
Lewis.
Other positions that aided in
the improvement for the 2005-
2006 school year were
paraprofessionals, math coaches,
reading teachers, and teachers
on special administrative
assignment.
Teachers on administrative
assignment have helped the
district save money by
performing administrative tasks
on a teacher's salary. "All in
all, we are pleased with our
staffing," James said. "We have
fewer administrators now than
we did at this time last year, and
that says that we are focusing
staffing where it belongs at the
classroom level. We will
continue to put forth efforts to
combine duties where we can,
utilize grants where we can, and
serve our students as effectively
and efficiently as possible."


Havana Middle School

uniform shirts now available


y will go to
Marianna.


Wednesday, June 28 at 10 a.m.
in the school cafeteria we will
have our end-of-the-summer
performance. We will have dance
routines, songs, and a play.
Please come out and support our
children.
If you have any questions,
please call Mrs. Chapman-
Thomas at 663-4373.


Bainbridge College nursing

program accepting applications

The associate's degree in nursing (ADN) program at Bainbridge
College is accepting applications for the August 2006 nursing class.
The deadline is June 19, according to Faith Garrett, ADN program
director. Applications are available online at www.bainbridge.edu or
by contacting the ADN Nursing Program in the technical studies
Division at 229-248-2530.


What a wonderful year we have
had at Havana Middle School.
Thank you for all of your support
and interest in our students this
year. At this time, it looks like
our school grade will be a high
"C". This next year, we will be
continuing to go for the "A".
Our students are quite capable
of reaching mastery and
excellence. Please continue to
encourage your son or daughter
to think positively and to believe
in themselves, for the very best is
waiting for them if they put forth
the effort to make it happen.
This year, we will wear
uniforms again. The school
board has passed a mandatory
uniform policy for middle
schools that will be enforced this
year. The school has contracted
with a t-shirt company to have
the three- buttoned shirts made
with the HMS logo on the
shoulder for $7 for small through
x-large in white, gold or royal
blue. The 2x, 3x and 4x shirts are
available for an additional
charge. We will order all the
orders placed and paid for in
June.
Hopefully this will make it
convenient for you to purchase


the uniform shirts. We also have
a few longer navy shorts for sale
for $5. They will be sold on a
first come, first serve base. As
soon as the shirts arrive, the
school will call you to pick them
up. If you wish to secure your
own uniforms, the three-buttoned
t-shirts should be white, yellow
(gold) or royal blue, and the
pants either navy or beige.
In order to maintain the
advantage that your son or
daughter gained this year, they
do need to continue to read and
experience new situations where
they have to think creatively. If
possible, allow them to go to the
library and read from the book
list given to them before they left
school. There will also be a copy
of the list at the library if they
can't locate theirs. Making a
scrapbook
where they explain the picture
or souvenir of places and people
they meet this summer is a fun
way to keep writing and reading
in front of your son or daughter.
We are anxiously awaiting our
new year to make the "A" a
reality at Havana Middle with
your continued support. Have a
safe and blessed summer.










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napkin drawers at
each end; Ilike new
computer desk,
matching bookcase
almond color; Boston
rocker, maple finish.
All items in very good
condition. $390 for all.
Will sell separately.
Serious inquiries only!
850-875-9640.
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$150 BED-QUEEN
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Beautiful NEW
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(Solid cabinet. Sugc
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Needs some repairs;
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$850, 524-9896.
deliver. 6/15&22p

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SUPERVALU

Building Maintenance Mechanic
SUPERVALU INC., a leader in the wholesale food industry,
has an opening at its -Quincy Distribution Center for a Build-
ing Maintenance Mechanic. Candidate will perform routine
preventative maintenance in the office area and both warehouses.
The following qualifications are desired:
* Read and understand blue prints and determine course
of action
* Operate pallet jack, forklift, and other motorized equipment
* Deal professionally with outside contractors and the public
* Work independently and with ability to prioritize workload
* Be able to lift up to 100 lIbs.
* Have a valid Florida drivers license
* Prior verifiable building maintenance experience including
basic electrical, plumbing, welding, and HVAC
* Be able to be on call and work flexible hours as needed
Current work schedule is M-F 7:30 AM
Current pay rate is $16.80/hour. Benefits are excellent and
include vacation, paid holidays, medical, dental, LTD, life insurance,
company paid retirement, and 401 (k). As one of the nation's
premier food distribution companies, we can offer excel-
lent growth and promotional opportunities for proven leader-
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LEAL


NOTICE

Pursuant to Ch. 373.,
F.S., the Northwest
Florida Water
Management District
gives notice of receipt of
an application (44-2006-
031G), submitted by
Guy De La Valdene, 606
Robin Lane, Havana, FL
32333 to construct an
agricultural impound-
ment, located in
S26/T3N/R4W,
Gadsden Co. For more
information, comments
or objections, please
write to the Division of
Resource Regulation,
NWFWMD, 152 Water
Management Dr.,
Havana, FL 32333. Any
objections or comments
must be filed with the
District by 5:00 p.m.,
July 1, 2006.
6/15/06c


NOTICE OF CLAIM OF
LIEN AND PROPOSED
SALE OF VEHICLE

LIENOR: PHILLIPS
TOWING INC.
179 ALDAY ROAD
QUINCY, FL 32351
850-875-2518

1995 Mits Mirage S
V I N #
JA3AA26A3SU074052
1991 Ford Explorer
V I N #
FMCU24X8MUC11946

SALE DATE: July 14,
2006
SALE TIME: 10:00 A.M.

Public Sale Pursuant to
FS 713.78, said vehicles
will be sold to satisfy
storage/towing fee plus
accruing storage fees.
Owner has right to hear-
ing prior to sale date.
Any vehicle which
remains unclaimed or for
which the charges for
recovery towing or stor-
age services remain
unpaid may be sold after
35 days free of all prior
liens. We reserve the
right to refuse any bid.
6/15/06c


REQUEST FOR BID

Beulah Hill Missionary
Baptist Church of Gretna
is seeking bids for
ground maintenance of
church property.
Prosperive bidders
;-


should submit sealed
bids to Beulah Hill
Missionary Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 418,
Gretna, Florida 32332 or
deliver to Henry G.
Grant at 4411 Glory
Road, Quincy, Florida.
Bids will be received
until 5:00 P.M. June 21,
2006 and opened June
21, 2006. Specifications
for services may be
obtained by calling
Henry G. Grant at 850-
856-5185.
06/08& 15/06


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

CASE NO.: 06-287-CAA

JOHNNY L. PEASE and
MILDRED PEASE,
Plaintiff,

vs.

RUBY D. WOMACK;
BERNICE PAULK; and
JOHNNY WILLIAMS
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: RUBY D. WOMACK

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet
title to the following
property in Gadsden
County, Florida:

PARCEL NO. 1.

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 2 WEST, SAID
POINT BEING A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
WITHIN THE RIGHT OF.
WAY OF STATE ROAD
NO. 128, AND RUN
NORTH 87 DEGREES
31 MINUTES 32 SEC-
ONDS EAST 1,004.61
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 20 MIN-
UTES 25 SECONDS
WEST 165.00 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 35 SECONDS
EAST 160.00 FEET,


THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 20 MIN-
UTES 25 SECONDS
EAST 165.00 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 35 SECONDS
WEST 160.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, CONTAINING
0.61 ACRE, MORE OR
LESS.

PARCEL NO. 3.

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, SAID POINT
BEING A CONCRETE
MONUMENT WITHIN
THE RIGHT OF WAY
OF STATE ROAD NO.
128, AND RUN NORTH
87 DEGREES 31 MIN-
UTES 32 SECONDS
EAST 1,004.61 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 20 MIN-
UTES 25 SECONDS
WEST 495.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 20 MIN-
UTES 25 SECONDS
WEST 495.00 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 35 SECONDS
EAST 160.00 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 20 MIN-
UTES 25 SECONDS
EAST 495.00 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 35 SECONDS
WEST 160.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, CONTAINING
1.82 ACRES, MORE OR
LESS.

TAX MAP OR PARCEL
ID. NO: 2-14-3.0-2W-
0000-001440200

has been filed against
you and you are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to it, on MARY W.
COLON, ESQUIRE,
SMITH, THOMPSON,
SHAW & MANAUSA,
PA., Plaintiffs' attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road,
4th Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-


cation of this notice of
action, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this
Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint.

DATED this 24 day May,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
6/01,08,15&22/06c


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

CASE NO: 03-403-CAB

BANK ONE, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLD-
ERS OF THE STRUC-
TURED ASSET SECU-
RITIES CORPORATION
AMORTIZING RESI-
DENTIAL COLLATERAL
TRUST MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2002-BC7

Plaintiff vs.

MELVIN V. BARBER,
JR. A/K/A MELVIN B.
BARBER, JR.; MARY J.
BARBER

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June
4, 2003, and Order to
Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated May 25, 2006 and
entered in Case No. 03-
403-CAB the Circuit
Court of the 2nd Judicial
Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida wherein Bank
One, National
Association, as Trustee
for the registered hold-
ers of the Structured
Asset Securities
Corporation Amortizing


Residential Collateral
Trust Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates,
Series 2002-BC7 is
Plaintiff and Melvin V.
Barber, Jr. a/k/a Melvin
B. Barber, Jr. and Mary
J. Barber are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash on the
South side of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson St., Quincy, FL
32351 at 11:00 am on
the 29th day of June,
2006, the following
described property
Gadsden County,
Florida:

Commence at the
Southwest corner of Lot
73 of McNeil's Little
River Survey, Gadsden
County, Florida and run
North 22 degrees 25'
East 1424 feet to the
South side of State
Road 65-B, then South
70 degrees 35' East 811
feet along said South
side to the Point of
Beginning. From said
Point of Beginning and
leaving said South side
run South 21 degrees
55' West 700 feet, then
South 70 degrees 35'
East 249.15 feet, then
North 21 degrees 55'
East 700 feet to said
South side of State
Road 65-BE then North
70 degrees 35' West
249.15 feet along said
South side to the Point
of Beginning.
Subject to an access
and utility easement
over and across the
Westerly 30 feet thereof.

Dated this 30th day of
May, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
06/08&15/06c


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

CASE NO.: 06-259-CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOHNNY MOORE,
Deceased.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALL CREDITORS
AND ALL INTERESTED
PARTIES, including, but
not limited to, JOHNNY
MOORE, his unknown
several and respective
spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, rep-
resentatives, assignees,
successors in interest,
trustees, creditors, and
all other parties and nat-
ural persons claiming by,
through, ,under or
against them and any
corporation, or other
legal entity named as a
defendant; and all
claimants, claimants,
persons, or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming
under any of the above
named or described
defendants, or parties,
or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in
and to the lands here-
inafter described:

An action has been filed
for Summary
Administration,
Determination of
Beneficiaries (Heirs) and
to Set Aside Homestead
to the below described
property, situate, lying
and being in Gadsden
County, Florida
described more particu-
larly as:

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFED that within 30
days of the date of first
publication of this notice,
you are required to file
and serve a response to
the Petition for
Determination of
Beneficiaries and the
Petition to Set Aside
Homestead.

YOU ARE FURTHER
NOTIFIED that within 90
days of the date of first
publication of this notice,
you are required to file
and serve a response to
the Petition for Summary
Administration.

You should file your
response or responses
in this matter with the
Circuit Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, the
physical address of
which is 10 E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, Florida


Cont'd pg. B5


AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
TRAINEES

No experience needed. Paid training
for qualified H.S. diploma graduates
willing to relocate. Ages 17-34 only.
Climb the tower and learn with a
leader.
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1-800-843-2189 (GA/SC)


Robert F. Munroe Day
School in Quincy
announces the following opening
for certified teachers:
High School English
Contact 850-856-5500
Monday through Thursday
8:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.
Closing date: June 23,2006
An Affirmative Action/
Equal Opportunity Employer


10 refrigerators
10 stoves
$125 each
545-3442 or 264-7542


I LEGALS I


NOTICES


AUTO-
MOTIVE










The Gadsden County Times June 15, 2006 B5

A ---. IM.


FROM pg. B4
32351 and the mailing
address of which is P.O.
Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32353, and to
simultaneously serve by
mail a copy of your
response to Petitioner's
attorney, whose name is
MARVA A. DAVIS, P.A.,
whose street address is
P.O. Box 551, Quincy,
Florida 32353 and
whose phone number is
850-875-9300. Your
responses) may
include, but may not be
limited to, an answer to
the petitions, a state-
ment of any claims you
have in and to the above
described lands, and
any objection you have
to the court determining
the heirs as set forth in
the petition, and setting
aside the described
lands as homestead,


and entering an order of
summary administration.

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

Dated this 19th day of


Probation Assistant
Probation Department
Salary Range $6.82 $12.07/hr.
This position provides clerical support to
professionals within the Gadsden County
Probation Department. Answers tele-
phone, transfers calls, takes messages,
meets, greets and helps clients. Uses com-
puter to type letters, forms, input case infor-
mation into database, schedule/resched-
ule appointments, does extensive filing.
Requires a high school diploma or equiva-
lent and one year of clerical experience.
Ability to speak Spanish preferred but not
required. Submit a Gadsden County
Employment Application to Human
Resource Office, 5-B East Jefferson St.,
Quincy, FL 32351 by 06-26-06.
EOE/AA/DF.
5/16/06c




FOR SALE

The Northwest Florida Regional Housing
Authority will accept sealed bids until the close
of business on Friday, June 23, 2006 for vehi-
cles listed below. Bids will be publicly opened
and read at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26,
2006 at the Central Office of the Authority at
5302 Brown Street, Graceville, Florida. The
successful bidder will be determined by the
highest offer and will be notified immediately
upon completion of bid opening process. The
successful bidder shall be prepared to complete
the purchase by the end of the business day on
Monday, June 26, 2006. For additional informa-
tion, call 850-263-4442, ext. 5316.
VEHICLES
Make Year Miles
ADD-ONS
Chevrolet Astro Van 1994 114,300
Chevrolet Lumina 1997 157,300
Chevrolet Lumina 1997 144,400
Ford Pickup F-150 XLT 1995 155,000
Ford Pickup F-150 XL 1997 197,000
Ramp Tailgate & Toolbox
Dodge Pickup 2001 89,000
Ramp Tailgate & Toolbox

The Authority reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
6-8&15/06c




Equipment Operator II
(Dump Truck Driver)
(2) Positions #0044 & #0054
Gadsden County Public Works
Department
Salary Range $8.92 $14.92/hr.)
This position primarily drives large dump trucks
for the County Public Works department trans-
porting sand, dirt, lime rock and various other
materials as directed. Performs routine mainte-
nance and minor repairs on vehicles as required
and assist mechanic where needed during vehi-
cle down time. Must have knowledge of basic
driver safety rules. Requires a high school diplo-
ma or its equivalent and two years experience
driving heavy trucks. Comparable training and
experience may substitute for the required high
school diploma. Must have a valid Florida's
class "B" driver's license and a good driving
record. Note: Prior to initial employment in this
position, applicant must furnish a copy of
required driver's license. Submit a Gadsden
County employment application to the Human
Resource Office, 5-B, East Jefferson St.,
Quincy, FL 32351 by 06-22-06. If you have
questions, please call 850-875-7243 or 850-
875-8672. EOW/AA. Drug Free Workplace.
6/15/06c



Facility Maintenance
Technician
Position #0073
Salary Range $8.92 $14.92/hr.
This is highly skilled work consisting of
maintaining county property, machinery
and systems. Responsible for mainte-
nance of HVAC, electrical and plumbing
systems, which includes detection and
correction of identified problems.
Checks and repairs all malfunctioning
lights; works with designated service
contractors for various areas of property
to affect repairs. Performs preventive
maintenance and repairs of buildings
systems to include plumbing, electrical,
HVAC, painting, and general carpentry.
Knowledge of basic electrical, carpentry,
HVAC, plumbing necessary. Requires
graduation from high school or G.E.D.
and two years of maintenance experi-
ence; or graduation from a maintenance
technical program and two years of
experience. Prefer certification in electri-
cal or HVAC. Strong emphasis on elec-
trical maintenance preferred. May be
required to work ,weekends and
evenings. Must possess a valid Florida
driver's license. Submit a County
employment application to the Human
Resource Office, 5-B East Jefferson St.,
Quincy, FL 32353. Application deadline:
Open Until Filled. Call 850-875-7243 if
you, have questions about the position.
You may email your resume to faircloth
@gadsdenqov.net EOE/AA/DFWP.
6/15/06c


May, 2006.


MARVA A. DAVIS, P.A.
Attorney at Law
121 S. Madison St.
P.O. Drawer 551
Quincy, FL 32353
850-875-9300 phone
850-875-9302 facsimile
06/08&15/06c


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

CASE NO. 2005-109-
CA-B
DIVISION

U.S. BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CARLA CAMPBELL
A/K/A CARLA A CAMP-
BELL, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated
May 25, 2006 and
entered in Case No.
2005-109-CA-B of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
U.S. BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE, is the
Plaintiff and CARLA
CAMPBELL A/K/A
CARLA A CAMPBELL;
JOHN R CAMPBELL
A/K/A J. REX CAMP-
BELL; are the
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 28th day of
June, 2006, the following
described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 34 MINUTES
EAST 2295.0 FEET
ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY OF SAID
QUARTER SECTION
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE
CONTINUE' SOUTH 89
DEGREES 34 MINUTES
EAST 320.0 FEET
ALONG SAID QUAR-
TER LINE TO A POINT
THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 01 MINUTES
30 SECONDS EAST
340.00 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE
NORTH 78 DEGREES
16 MINUTES 16 SEC-
ONDS WEST 310.92
FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 4
DEGREES 26 MINUTES
WEST 280.0 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
CONTAINING 2.22
ACRES, MORE OR
LESS AND BEING A
PART OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 115 Buddy Lane,
Havana, FL 32333

WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on May 26, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
06/08&15/06c


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

CASE NO. 06-000511
CAA

CHRISTMAS, INC.
880 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Plaintiff

v.


DAVID R. WHITE;
STATE OF FLORIDA,
GADSDEN COUNTY;
and LYN LITTLE,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: DAVID R. WHITE

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a foreclosure action
has been filed against you
on the following
described property:


Legal Description for
Christmas, Inc.
-Tract C-13 Concord
Woods

A parcel of land lying in
the Southwest one-quar-
ter of Section 29,
Township-3- North,
Range-1-West, Gadsden
County, Florida, being
more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a found
iron pipe (1 inch) known
as marking the
Northwest Corner of the
Northeast one-quarter of
the Southwest one-quar-
ter of Section 29 and
run;
Thence North 89
degrees 43 minutes 32
seconds East 668.28
feet;
Thence South 00
degrees 23 minutes 44
seconds West 208.56
feet;
Thence South 00
degrees 57 minutes 37
seconds West 274.05
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING thence
continue South 00
degrees 57 minutes 37
seconds West 100.00
feet;
Thence South 01
degrees 08 minutes 29
seconds West 80.52
feet;
Thence North 86
degrees 43 minutes 01
seconds West 376.00
feet;
Thence North 03
degrees 38 minutes 09
seconds West 274.37
feet;
Thence South 73
degrees 49 minutes 41
seconds East 412.38
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

Legal Description for
Christmas, Inc.
-Tract C-14 Concord
Woods

A parcel of land lying in
the Southwest one-quar-
ter of Section 29,
Township-3-North,
Range-1-West, Gadsden
County, Florida, being
more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a found
iron pipe (1 inch) known
as marking the
Northwest Corner of the
Northeast one-quarter of
the Southwest one-quar-
ter of Section-29' and
run;
Thence North 89
degrees 43 minutes 32
seconds East 668.28
feet;
Thence South 00
degrees 23 minutes 44
seconds West 208.56
feet;
Thence South 00
degrees 57 minutes 37
seconds West 274.05
feet;
Thence North 73
degrees 49 minutes 41
seconds West 412.38
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING thence
continue North 73
degrees 49 minutes 41
seconds West 285.91
feet to a point on the
Western boundary of
said Northeast one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-
quarter;
Thence South 01
degrees 41 minutes 37
seconds West along said
Western boundary a dis-
tance of 336.28 feet;
Thence South 86
degrees 43 minutes 01
seconds East 302.43
feet;
Thence North 03
degrees 38 minutes 09
seconds West 274.37
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

and you are required to
file a written response
with the Court and serve
a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
Timothy D. Padgett,
Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 2810
Remington Green Circle,
Tallahassee, Florida
32308, at least thirty (30)
days from the date of
first publication or on or
before July 17, 2006,
and file the original with
the clerk of this court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the complaint.


Dated this 6 day of June,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
06/15&22/06c


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


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

CASE NO: 06-000288-
CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
LEROY HUDSON,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS, the
unknown several and
respective spouses,
heirs, devisees,


The Gadsden County Times June 15, 2006 Bh"
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CASE NO: 06-000289-
CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
BURNESE DENNARD,
aka BURNICE DEN-
NARD,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS, the
unknown several and
respective spouses,
heirs, devisees,
grantees, representa-
tives, assignees, suc-
cessors in interest,
trustees, creditors, of
BURNESE DENNARD
aka BURNICE DEN-
NARD, and all other par-
ties and natural persons
claiming by, through,
under or against her,
them and any corpora-
tion, or other legal entity
named as a defendant;
and all claimants,
claimants, persons, or
parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the
above named or
described defendants, or
parties, or claiming to
have any right, title or
interest in and to the
lands hereinafter
described:

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

Commence at the
Northeast Corner of the
West Half of the
Southwest Quarter of
Section 17, Township 3
North, Range 3 West,
and thence run South 87
1/2 yards; thence run
West 140 yards to the
point of beginning;
thence from said point of
beginning run South 367
1/2 feet; thence run West
301.88 feet; thence run
North 367 1/2 feet;
thence run East 301.88
feet to the point of begin-
ning.

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

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

Dated this 6th day of
June, 2006

MARVA A. DAVIS, P.A.
Attorney at Law
121 S. Madison St.
PO Drawer 551
Quincy, FL 32353
850-875-9300 phone
850-875-9302 facsimile
6/15&22/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT


grantees, representa-
tives, assignees, suc-
cessors in interest,
trustees, creditors, of
LEROY HUDSON, and
all other parties and nat-
ural persons claiming by,
through, under or
against him, them and
any corporation, or other
legal entity named as a
defendant; and all
claimants, claimants,
persons, or parties, natu-
ral or corporate, or
whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming
under any of the above
named or described
defendants, or parties, or
claiming to have any
right, title or interest in
and to the above refer-
enced estate.

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

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

Dated this 6th day of
June, 2006

MARVAA. DAVIS, P.A.
Attorney at Law
121 S. Madison St.
PO Drawer 551
Quincy, FL 32353
850-875-9300 phone
850-875-9302 facsimile
6/15&22/06c


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

CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-
000540CAA

US BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,

vs.


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SONJA WILSON LEWIS
A/K/A SONJA V. WIL-
SON-LEWIS A/K/A
SONJA V. LEWIS A/K/A
SONYA LEWIS, et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: FELICIANO LEWIS
(Last Known Residence:
826 Cleveland Street
Quincy, FL 32351)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF FELICIANO LEWIS
(Last Known Residence:
826 Cleveland Street
Quincy, FL 32351)

YOU ARE' NOTIFIED
that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following
described property:

THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPER-
TY, SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DATO WIT: BEGIN ATA
POINT 1004 FEET
NORTH AND 667.5
FEET EAST OF THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 13 AND THENCE
RUN WEST 144.16


FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES
40 MINUTES EAST 100
FEET; THENCE RUN
EAST 142.99 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
100 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
SAID LOT BEING IN
THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 13,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST, QUIN-
CY, GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it, on Marshall C.
Watson, P.A., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW
49th STREET, SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE,
FL 33309 on or before
July 15, 2006, a date
which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice in
the Gadsden County
Times and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this
Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately there-


after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint.

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.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
1st day of June, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
06/15&22/06c


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'Spirit' of Greensboro's first mayor may soon return


Former home

of James Dezell

getting facelift

by historical

society

by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
The spirit of Greensboro's first
mayor, James Dezell, may soon
return to his Greensboro home, as
it is restored to the grandeur it held
when he lived there more than a
half-century ago.
The prairie-style arts and crafts
house, located at the the northwest
corner of Green Avenue and East
8th Street in Greensboro, is getting
a facelift after being foreclosed on
and neglected for years.
The West Gadsden Historical
Society is spearheading the
project, with plans to restore the
architecturally- ..
unique house to its
previous splendor, '
while furnishing '\
Gadsden County
with its first .
historical museum,
Lynne Poucher,
historical society -
president, said.
"So much of
Greensboro's
history was lost to
fire Fletcher
Company, the high
school, the old
Greensboro hotel
and other houses.
Greensboro's
history was either
being burned down
or trucked off .
(referring to the
S.W. Anderson
house that was
purchased and
moved to Indian .d
Pass). There is so
much history and
beauty throughout .:i.
Gadsden County," 'Ac
Poucher said. "We ,
just thought it was :.
important that the
story of these
people and the ,
architecture of their
house be saved. It ,
was a story worth TI fr=
telling." The front
The story of the highlighted b'
Dezell house the house's ce
begins in 1912 wagon wheel
when Dezell, who recent years
served as mayor glass, but the
of Greensboro plans to rei
first in 1908 and original state.
then again in a
later term, had it built on three
spacious green lots in downtown
Greensboro.
A successful contractor and
skilled carpenter, Dezell included
in the house's construction many
amenities uncommon in rural
homes of its day.
A simple but elegant wagon
wheel-shaped skylight let gentle
sunlight flow in from the dormers
above, a windmill pumped
running water into the home, a
Delco power unit made up of
several glass battery jars provided
electricity years before rural
electrification. A kerosene water
heater ensured warm baths, and
five fireplaces connected to two
chimneys kept Dezell ,and his
family warm and cozy during
frigid winter months.
Over the years, however, the
house was gradually stripped of its
original charm. Later tenants
added another bathroom, removed
an old pull-chain toilet, closed in
the southern-style screened porch,
added faux wood paneling and
celotex to the walls and ceiling,
and painted over tongue-in-groove


wainscoting and the house's focal
point, the unique heart pine and
glass skylight.
The West Gadsden Historical
Society decided to change that and
are taking the house, one of
Greensboro's oldest, back in time.
They plan to transform the
Dezell House into a history
museum and headquarters for its
offices, sticking to the home's
original construction and design
with the help of two University of
Florida professors, Richard
Pohlman and Peter Prugh, who are
both donating their time and
knowledge toward the project, and
two of Dezell's grandsons, who
remember spending time there as
children.
The historical society's efforts
have not gone unnoticed, as the
Dezell House has now been listed
with the National Register of
Historic Places, and the Florida
Department of State awarded the
society a $50,000 grant to begin
the project. Some locals have also


foyer in the Dezell house is
y French doors, heart pine, and
centerpiece, the simple yet elegant
1-shaped skylight. Owners in
have painted over the skylight
West Gadsden Historical Society
ove the paint to restore to its

donated artifacts for the museum -
a 1930s Maytag washer, farming
tools, countless old photographs
and more.
Despite the work already
underway, much is left in the
daunting task of returning the
house to a more original state. The
historical society has applied for
other grants and say they "deeply
appreciate" donations to help with
the costly restoration, which they
expect to be complete by fall of
2009.
The society will host an open
house at the Dezell House July 4
to raise support and awareness for
the project. Tours of the house, a
quilt show, barbecue, bake sale,
live entertainment by Jim Hobbs
and the Country Gentleman, and
more will be among the day's
events.
James Dezell was born in
Chicago in 1867 and moved to
Gadsden County in 1886 as part of
a sight-unseen land purchase with
his and the Snider family. Dezell
worked in the lumber mill
business, carpentry, furniture-
making and land development.
P The famous
""" Greensboro
.Hotel that
,burned years
,ago, and
numerous area
dwellings were
all works of
Dezell's
acclaimed,
skilled hands.
The Dezell
house is just


one piece of
Gadsden
County history
tthat the West
Gadsden
Historical
Society wishes
-. to preserve. For
","information
S about the
society or to
make a
Terry Hayes, Monticello carpenter and 850-442-643ca4,ll
businessman, stands next to the old aluminum
windows in the Dezell house. Terry Hayes Restoration or visit www.
Company is currently working on replacing all of gadsdenhistory.
these aluminum windows with wooden ones similar to org.
what were originally in the Dezell house in the early
1900s.


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B8 The Gadsden County Times June 15, 2006


Dr. David Wright (1), Quincy IFAS agronomist; and Justin Dillon, Penn State doctoral candidate in plant
pathology, use instruments set up in Gadsden County soybean fields to study a fungus that threatens to
cripple the American soybean industry.


Gadsden researchers look for


cure to major soybean threat


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
A plant fungus new to the United States threatens
to bring the American soybean industry to its knees,
but not if Gadsden County researchers can help it.
Scientists at the University of Florida IFAS lab in
Quincy lead the way in a battle against Asian
soybean rust, a plant fungus that has cost soybean
farmers around the world total crop losses and
billions of dollars. The fungus, which first came into
the United States riding on the winds of Hurricane
Ivan, could do the same here if it spreads into
soybean-rich midwestern states.
Research conducted in Gadsden County may have
already headed off a world of potential soybean
rust-related problems in the U.S., according to Dr.
David Wright, local IFAS agronomist.
"From just the information put out here, they
(soybean researchers) felt the infrastructure we had
here saved the soybean industry 70 to 100 million
dollars," Wright said.
Two million dollars recently secured by
Congressman Allen Boyd as part of the Agriculture
Appropriations Act will give soybean rust research
at IFAS a boost, Wright added. "The funding that
comes through here will help us to do more in-depth
research."
"This funding will give the IFAS lab in Quincy the
unique opportunity to conduct innovative research
that will help the agricultural community," Boyd
said in a news release. "Research and education are
the only ways we can grow and develop these new
technologies, and that is why it is so important for
us to be forward-thinking and invest in programs
that keep farmers on the land."
Fortunately, for now, soybean rust (named for the
red, rust-like fungal bodies that overtake soybean
and kudzu leaves when infected) in America is
contained in the southeastern states, where few
major soybean operations exist compared to
midwestern states. Humidity and mild winters in the
southeast make for perfect conditions for the fungus
to thrive.
Wright and Dr. Jim Marois, local WAS plant
pathologist, along with a team of researchers from
around the country working in Quincy, have
charged themselves with not only keeping the
fungus contained, but also finding new ways to
control it.


New, more effective, fungicides are in the works at
the Quincy lab, and IFAS scientists are studying
row spacings to determine how to best keep the
fungus at bay. Researchers even employ* genetic
studies, hoping to one day create a rust-resistant
variety ofsoybean.
So far much of the researchers' efforts have paid
off, not only by helping to keep soybean rust out of
major soybean-producing states, but also by helping
local soybean farmers better control the fungus.
"We have dedicated a lot of our effort'this past
year to working on this (soybean rust treatment) to
help growers here and in the rest of the country.
Because of alternative fuels, Florida may grow (a lot
of) soybeans again one day," Wright explained.
Agrictultural benefit derived from research in
Quincy is reciprocated into the local economy.
Students and professors from Penn State, Illinois
State, the University of Texas and other institutions
are all taking advantage of local research efforts,
studying in Quincy, living in Quincy and shopping
in Quincy.
"We've learned a lot from our Florida
experience," Dr. Glenn Hartman, agriculture
researcher visiting the Quincy IFAS lab from the
University of Illinois, said. "We've learned about a
new stage of the fungus only found in Florida and
were the first to report rust on dry beans last fall, so
Florida has really been a haven for new
information."
Hartman has visited the Quincy IFAS lab five
times in the past two years to conduct studies on
soybean rust and said the people in Gadsden County
have been "very accommodating "
"Most of the people who are doing major work on
soybean rust have done studies or are planning to do
work here, instead of in other countries," Wright
said. "I think this will expose a lot of people around
the country to Gadsden County and southern
hospitality and living. This can mean an impact to
local businesses."
IFAS scientists and guest researchers manufacture
a lot of their lab equipment in Quincy using
materials purchased here.
In addition, the Quincy lab has hosted several
Asian Soybean Rust conferences, two-day
gatherings of hundreds of researchers from
universities all around the country. The lab will host
an ASR conference again this July.


Letters

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we do not have such a service,
and we need to have the
commission look into it.
I was at the dump outside
Quincy this weekend. I was
informed by a bombardment of
signs they do not take air
conditioners, they do not take
appliances, they do not take wood
that has any chemicals on it or in it
(like pressure treated or maybe
paint), no drywall with chemicals,
no building materials, they will not
take tires, they will not take things I
cannot even remember. They don't
even take checks or debit cards!
This is the center of universal
inconvenience!
In my neighborhood, we pay the
highest taxes allowed. We pay for
buses for kids we do not have. We
pay for police and fire service we
generally do not use. We fund all
the services on our "backs," and the
homestead exemption keeps many
of the county residents living
without any taxes at all. That seems
unfair, but it is especially irritating
when the services that we do use
are not convenient.
So when a resident has an old
refrigerator, we can look for it to
decorate one of our back roads.
They will dump wood, appliances,
all of it. This is absolutely absurd.
This dump needs to take the things
that people can simply not get rid of
any other way, or they will get rid
of it anyway, along our streets.
If we need to get another waste
contractor. Fine. Let's do it. I intend
to follow up with this. It is
ridiculous.
L. WILLIAM PORTER H

Library opening
was great
I wouId like to take this
opportunity to say that the grand
opening of the Gadsden County
Public Library was a huge success.
It was wonderful seeing the news
media as well as county and city
government officials attend the
event. I believe the library provides
a needed service to all people in the
community. I would also like to
thank Allen Suber of Suber and
Associates Real Estate for
providing additional parking.
A.C. Beach

'Click It' is about
saving lives
Dear Editor,
The Chattahoochee Police
Department announced today
results of their "Click It or Ticket
Florida" campaign efforts. "Click It
or Ticket Florida" is a statewide
enforcement initiative surrounding
the Memorial Day holiday,
sponsored by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Local and state enforcement
agencies contributed to this effort
by showing a zero-tolerance policy
for unbuckled motorists. Although
safety belt usage was the target of


this effort, the Chattahoochee
Police Department took about two
impaired drivers off our streets.
"Not only did our department
compel more motorists to use their
safety belts, but we made the roads
safer for our community by
stopping thosethat were driving at
excessive speeds or breaking other
traffic laws," Officer Jim Hamilton
of the Chattahoochee Police
Department said. "It's not about
writing tickets, it's about saving
lives and reducing the number of
severe injuries on our roadways."
Detailed law enforcement agency
and county-specific citation
information will be available at the
conclusion of the reporting period
in mid-June by going to
www.clickitfla.com.
Safety belt usage survey
information is currently being
conducted and will be available in
late July from the Florida
Department of Transportation.

For more information on the
"Click It or Ticket Florida"
enforcement mobilization, please
visit www.clickitfla.com.
-Furthermore, without the public
being made aware through all the
different media avenues you
provided we feel that the numbers
would be higher.
Thanks again for your
cooperation in our efforts.
Jimmy G. Hamilton, Officer
Chattahoochee Police
Department

Hunkerin'

continued from Page 4
Alexander and beg for help.
I must admit that I became a tad
concerned my junior year when I
called up Mary Hadley Hayden. I
wanted to talk about how nice she
was and how good she looked,
but I was a little disconcerted
knowing that we were not alone.
After a while my "liking" for
Mary Hadley was too strong to be
derailed by a few outside parties.
Besides we lived in a small
house. The phone was in the hall.
Leon and David Mark took to
passing back and forth every time
I got M. H. on the line! I'd yell
for Mom to make them leave me
alone. She would shoo 'em out of
the house and then she'd stand in
the kitchen and crane an ear
down the hall!
Shoot, the FBI, CIA and them
other boys ain't got nothing on
the people I grew up around!
Not long after graduation Mary
Hadley called and told me she
was going to run off with Charles
B. Northrup. Leon didn't beat on
me for a week. David milked and
fed the cows for me. Mother fried
chicken every night and baked
me a cake. Miss Estine didn't say
anything at church but she patted
me on the shoulder. Miss Purvis
near 'bout cried when she told me
how sorry she was that "it didn't
work out".
Maybe there is some merit to
that "no man is an island" thesis.
And maybe I'm just a little
upset that I haven't had a call in
forty years that I didn't care for
the whole world to hear!
And maybe the FBI, CIA and
the federal government at large


have missed the boat entirely by
not having Miss Estine and Mrs.
Luther Purvis on the payroll.
They'd have ferreted out every
single bad guy in the system by
now and would be on CNN
giving out inside trading secrets,
telling us where Jimmy Hoffa is
buried, revealing what oil
executives are saying privately
about their good-fortune and
letting us "in" on all the up
coming divorces.....
Respectfully,
Kes


Computers

Continued from Page Bl

Students will also take
advantage of word processing
and presentation software on the
new computers to do class
projects and papers.
Smartboards will also be placed
in every eighth grade class as part
of the technology package.
Smartboards are essentially
blackboard-sized projection
computer screens that teachers
can touch and write on with an
electronic pen to interact with
computer programs.
In addition to these computers
and software, the school board
will use the grant money to train
teachers for computer-based
teaching and will provide
continuous technical support for
teachers during the school year.
Tallahassee Community College
will provide much of the training.
Gadsden County was one of
only 11 districts throughout
Florida to recieve the technology
grant. The local district won the
grant based on a need for
additional technology. Gadsden
, County School Superintentent
Reginald James says he hopes the
grant will help level the playing
field of technology throughout
the state.
"Through this laptop initiative,
Gadsden County's eighth grade
students will be afforded great
opportunities to help them
achieve by leveraging the playing
field in an effort to help close the
achievement gap for our students.
These laptops will expand our
students' academic experience
beyond the four walls of the
classroom," he said in a press
release'

Model Railroad Show
Be sure to get on board Nwhen
the Tallahassee Model Railroad
Show and Sale arrives Saturday,
July 29.
The show, sponsored by the Big
Bend Model Railroad
Association, will take place at the
North Florida Fairgrounds,
Building number four, at the
corner of Paul Russell Road and
South Monroe Street in
Tallahassee. Hours are from 10
a.m. to 5;p.m.
For more information contact
John Sullenberger at (850) 410-
8425 (24/7 voice mail).


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