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The 4 H's
include health. That's just one
topic covered by the Gadsden
, 4-H program...Page Bl


Grant at work
USDA funds provide access to new
shopping center, homes...
Page 10


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Havana

manager

to leave
Susan Friedman is leaving
after 17-year career.
Page 3


Fewer teens

smoking
Gadsden funded SWAT
after program ended
Page 10


Witness

arrested
Be careful who you testify
for. One witness was
recognized in court and
arrested on a non-related
robbery, battery charges.
Page 6



The race is

on...who's

running for

local offices

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
It's official: The race is on.
Qualifying for the 2006 primary
ended July 21 at noon. The
general election is Nov. 7.
Here's how the candidates line
up, along with a list of
contributions they've received to
date:
County Judge, Group One
Stewart E. Parsons-nonpartisan
(Incumbent)
Contributions: $500
Expenditures: $33,
County Commissioner
District 2
Shelanda Shaw Democrat
Contributions: $1,000
Douglas Croley Democrat
Contributions: $4,350
Expenditures: $2,146.71
Cedric Spradley (Withdrew)
James F. Kellum No party
affiliation
Contributions: Monetary, $850
In-Kind, $1,434.50
Expenditures: $294.70
Don H. White, No party
affiliation
Contributions: $250
Tony Edgar Colvin No party
affiliation
Reginald A. Cunningham
(Withdrew)


District 4
Brenda A. H
(Incumbent)
Contributions:


[olt


- Democrat

Monetary,


$13,055 In-Kind, $500
Expenditures: $7,111.66
Jeanne Dora Gunn Democrat
Contributions: Monetary,
$5,555 In-Kind, $1,550
Expenditures: $2,475.32
School Board Member
District 2
Judge B. Helms, Jr.
Nonpartisan (Incumbent)
See ELECTION on Page 10


City debates debt payment plan


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Bill Bogan, Quincy's City,
Manager, changed his mind
after Tuesday night's meeting
and said he will inform
commissioners that he will
withdraw his request that
commissioners allow Mayor
Sherrie Taylor to sign a loan


agreement or line of credit of
$1 million.
"I am going from Plan A to
Plan B," he said.
Plan A would have allowed
the city to borrow the million
dollars that would be used pay
off all major outstanding bills
or make them current. Under
Plan B, Bogan said, the city
will continue to pay the


recurring bills (payroll, etc.) on
time and work out a,timetable
for payment with major
creditors such as Waste
Management and OMI.
It's the tortoise andthe hare.
Plan A is the hare and plan B is
the tortoise, but they both reach
the goal of financial stability
for the city; one just takes
longer than the other.,


A STACKED HOUSE


Gadsden jail prisoners sleep on floors as

sheriff considers tents, portable buildings

to house inmates in overflowing cells


VI;


Due to overcrowded conditions at the jail some inmates sleep on the floor in what is called
a "stack bunk." A 2-inch blanket is laid inside of a 1-inch heavy plastic case. Inmates are
issued a pillow and blanket.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young uses an
unusual greeting every day for employees:
"What's the census?" How his day goes will
depend, largely, on the answer.
Young wants to know how many people are in
the county jail because he has to decide if he can
release anyone to make room for others.
Lately, the news hasn't been good at all. The
Gadsden County Jail is so full it is literally
bursting at the seams. Monday, the jail that was
designed to hold 150 inmates was housing 234.
Most of the inmates are classified as
"unsentenced violators of probation." They won't
be going anywhere until they get to see a judge
and get released on probation again or get sent
back to state prison.
Of the 234 inmates in jail Monday, 51 were
state prisoners and 10 were county prisoners
waiting to see a judge to find out their fate on
violation of probation charges. Another 64
inmates have been sentenced and are either
awaiting transportation to a state prison or will
serve their time, if it's less than a year, in the
county jail.
Some simply languish in jail awaiting trial. Two
inmates have been waiting more than two years
for a trial and three others have been waiting
more than a year.
"It could be a number of reasons, but mostly the
state or the defense attorneys have requested and
been granted continuances. Sometimes they can't
find a witness, but whatever the reason we have
them and we are required to feed. them and give
them medical attention," said Maj. James
Morgan, Bureau Chief for Corrections with the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.
If you go to jail in Gadsden County you can
expect to sleep on the floor. Morgan said male
inmates are issued a mattress, a blanket, and a
pillow.


"For the females we have stacked bunks so they
won't be directly on the concrete," he said.
Still, the women say the bunks aren't really
bunks and don't make much of a difference.
"I wouldn't let my dog sleep on this," said one
inmate, pointing to a pile on the floor.
There are four juveniles housed in the facility's
holding cells, the youngest is 15. Morgan said
they cannot be sent to the regional detention
center in Tallahassee because they have been
charged as adults. "They will stay in the holding
cells until they go to trial or turn 18. If they turn
18 first, they'll go in with the general
population," he said.
What's the sheriff going to a do?
First, he has been exploring the possibility of
alternative incarceration.
"We're looking at tents. I really don't know
how that will work out but we have to do
something," Young said.
Morgan also said structures such as portable
classrooms in an enclosed fenced area could be
used by inmates with a minimum security
conviction or by trustees with months or weeks
left on their sentence.
"We don't have enough money in our budget
right now to really do anything," he said.
This week they were replacing doors on one
side of the jail. In a few weeks the other side will
have the doors replaced. The expense of
replacing the doors was over $50,000, for Which
the sheriff made a special request from the
county. But the county has said it isn't the goose
that lays the golden egg and has asked the sheriff
to be patient and tighten his budget where
possible.
But patience by the sheriff may be the least of
anybody's worries if the state jail inspectors find
the county in violation of its rules and regulations
or if an inmate decides to file a lawsuit against
the county Jail.
"That's a real possibility, people sue for almost
anything now," Morgan said.
See JAIL on Page 9


A special meeting on the
subject was set for Aug. 7 at
5:30 p.m. to further discuss the
matter, but it may be a moot
point by that time.
But the withdrawal may not
be enough for some
commissioners.
"My only concern now is that
I'd like a little more
information on where we're


going. There's a reason we're
(financially) like this I believe
it's over-expenditures on the
government 'side," said
Commissioner Finley Cook.
He said that in September of
2005 all of the bills were
current when the city borrowed
$750,000.

See QUINCY on Page 9


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The medical gods must be
smiling on Gadsden County.
The latest good news is that the
creditor's committee is likely to
file a motion this week in Federal
Bankruptcy Court saying that the
county can occupy the facility
while it works out the fine print for
an urgent care facility to be placed
in the hospital. That will help pave
way for the county to work on
transferring the license
permanently. Other issues remain,
including negotiations with
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.
"The bankruptcy judge, Judge
Lewis Killian, has the authority to
allow the county to occupy the
facility pending the ultimate
transfer of the license," said
County Attorney Thornton
Williams. If there are no
objections, the judge can sign the
order in as few as 20 days.
Williams said that while the
county did not create this situation,
it has done everything possible to
pave the way to get health care
back in the couilty.


"It has been clear from the
beginning that the chairman (of the
Board. of County Commission)
and everyone involved wanted to
get the hospital back open. If we
had not done some of the things
we did it would be doubtful if we
could have gotten it so quickly,"
Williams said.
What had to be done was to first
sort out the situation with the lease
anl license that Ashford
Healthcare held.
When Ashford went into
bankruptcy the license was
claimed as property of value and
therefore part of the bankruptcy
proceedings. The Agency for
Health Care Administration
(AHCA) also needed to agree that
if Ashford went along with the
transfer of the license and the
county did not terminate the lease,
ACHA then would consider
reevaluating the $1.3 million in
fines that go along with the
license.
The creditor's committee,
appointed by the bankruptcy court,
had the task of determining who
owes what and to whom. It
See HOSPITAL on Page 9


Carter-Parramore


nets basketball


program finding


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
Carter-Parramore Academy
may soon offer extra initiatives
for athletic-inclined students to
stay in school, thanks to action
taken by the Gadsden County
School Board at its regular
meeting Tuesday evening.
For the first time in Carter-
Parramore Academy's three-year
history, both boys and girls will
be able to participate in
basketball, pending approval by
the Florida High School Athletic
Association.
The board gave the alternative
school the go-ahead to apply for
admission into the FHSAA,
which would allow them to
compete with other FHSAA-
sanctioned schools in Florida in
the upcoming basketball season.
"We're focused on academics,"
Dr. Willie Green, Carter-
Parramore principal, told board
members Tuesday. "But some
students need something else. It
(the basketball program) also
makes for a family-like situation,
as students participate on a


team."
The board also awarded Carter-
Parramore $10,500 for startup
costs such as uniforms and coach
supplement pay under the
conditions the school not create
any other sports team prior to
board approval and they notify
other schools of the team creation
so students with the option to do
so can decide whether to enroll in
Carter-Parramore for the 2007-
2008 school term.
Dr. Green assured board
members the team would need no
additional money, as it will be
able to sustain itself through
expected vibrant ticket sales and
an already-active booster club.
"If this can save just two
students from dropping out, it's
well worth (the cost)," Dr. Green
added.
Later in .the meeting the board
heard a presentation from AJAX
Construction officials on the
progress of the new West
Gadsden High School, expected
to be complete in time for the
2008-2009 school term.
See SCHOOL on Page 10


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County may occupy


hospital in 20 days


while talks continue









2 The Gadsden County Times July 27, 2006


Church's youth spread paint and love in local mission work


11 middle, high school students fix up, paint up for those who can't in Gadsden County


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Local teenagers are helping their neighbors this
summer. Eleven middle and high .school students
from the Thomas Memorial Baptist Chruch youth
group are staying in Quincy this summer to
volunteer at home.
"We had been going all over to perform mission
work in other communities, and I thought, 'why not
help people right here?'" said Connie McLendon,
the county's finance director.
McLendon took a week of her vacation to help
chaperone the kids and to work side-by-side with
them.
This is the first year Thomas Memorial has
participated in the Love At Work mission project,
which sends teams of young people to paint and
spruce up homes during the summer for people who
could use a little help.
"The need is so great here. I hope that by Thomas
Memorial doing this, other churches will join in
next summer," McLendon said.
Margaret Harris' home on Valley Drive will
probably be the last this summer. The young
volunteers were trying to finish painting Harris'
home before the rain started Tuesday. "It's so humid
the primer isn't drying and the paint's certainly not
going to dry," she said.
The project draws to a close Friday. "We have
been able to work on 24 homes in Gadsden County
this summer," said Josh Folk, one of the project
staff members. Last week Harris' new roof was put
on, and this week other crews are building a
wheelchair ramp and painting.
Two other church youth groups are also helping.
"There are about 30 kids out at the camp (Centenary
Camp in Mt. Pleasant) and we're staying a week.
The other churches are Chaires United Methodist
Church and St. Paul United Methodist of Ocala,"
McLendon said.
Students must raise the $300 each has to contribute
to the project. The money is used to buy the supplies
they use along with other contributions and to pay
for meals. "The usually write letters to church
members, who give donations to help them with
expenses." McLendon said.
Mollie Edwards, 12, was painting and putting up
with the humidity and heat Tuesday, but was still in
good spirits, saying she was happy to be able to give


9'


something back to the community where she lives.
"They said it, was going to be fun, and it is," she
said.
June Elizabeth Gay, who had about as much paint
on her arms as she did on the brush, said she
normally would be sleeping instead of painting
Tuesday morning. "I like doing this for other
people. I like doing it in my hometown, in my
community. I can ride by a few years from now and
think that I had something to do with making it
better," the 14-year-old said.
Erica Dawson agreed that it's more rewarding to
work for people who live here and who need the
help.


"I'm so happy they came here. I really needed the
help. I wanted something done to my house, but- I
wasn't able. This is a Godsend. They are very kind
people and I thank God for them," said Harris, 68,
who is rearing her eight-year-old granddaughter,


Photo by Alice DuPont
Thomas Memorial Baptist
Church member Connie
McLendon (center) helps
youth group members June
Elizabeth Gay (on ladder)
and Erica Dawson paint the
home of Margaret Harris.
The three and others from
the church are participating
in the Love At Work
Project, which helps
improve homes of those in
need.


"I wanted
something done to
my house, but I
wasn't able. This
is a Godsend.
They are very kind
people and I thank

God for them."


Margaret

Harris
Selena.
"I've been helping paint and clean-up. When
they're done I'm going to help my grandmother
keep it like this," Selena said.


'Zora' mesmerizes crowd at


Gadsden Arts performance


From Harlem to Eatonville,
African-American history

recounted by McEwen

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Close your eyes. Imagine it's 1938 and you're in
the Harlem community of New York City. You are
surrounded by the most creative African-American
minds in the nation and you're listening to a Florida
woman named Zora Neale Hurston talk.
Sunday afternoon at the Gadsden Art Center,
Phyllis McEwen, portraying Hurston in re-
enactment, held an audience of nearly 100 people
mesmerized. She told of her trek from Florida to
Howard University, to Barnard College and to
Columbia University in New York City.
"Columbia is only a few blocks from Harlem, so
you see, it was a short ride for me to be back in my
element. A lot of people think the Harlem
Renaissance was something that just happened. It
wasn't. What actually happened was they rounded
,the brightest minds they could find in the United
'States among people of color and brought them to
New York," she said.
Dressed in period attire, McEwen told the
audience how Hurston joined a German
anthropologist and learned to record the folklore and,
history of the African-American through the stories
they told.
In the early 1940's she returned to her roots to
record their stories.
"I went to Eatonville. How many of you have ever
been to Eatonville? It's the only black town in the
:state of Florida," she said.
Hurston was born in Eatonville, the first
incorporated black community in America. Her
father was mayor there. Her mother died when she
was 13 and her stepmother didn't care for her or her
siblings, who were then forced to care for
themselves. Eatonville was where she went to
record stories told from the front porch of the
town's general store to the juke Joints in the woods
of central Florida.
She included the audience in singing the one of the
songs that railroad workers sang as they did the
heavy and laborious work day in and day out. "A lot
of people in those days worked from sun to sun,"
she said.
She talked about how she became a voodoo
priestess and learned the art at the hands of Marie


LeVeaux.
"I was initiated as a conjure woman by her in New
Orleans and I was ordained by her brother," she
said.
Hurston viewed voodoo as a religious ceremony.
"Of course," she said, "I can cast a spell but that
will cost money."
On the other hand, she said, zombies were real.
"There is a drug you can give people that will slow
the heart rate so slow that even a doctor can't tell
that they are alive," she said.
In New Orleans, where bodies have historically
been buried above ground, people would retrieve the
bodies following the burial and sell the zombies as
slave labor, or so the story goes. To keep them
working they were fed more drugs which caused
memory loss and therefore were kept slaves for he
rest of their lives.
"There really were zombies, but they were actually
people who had been victimized," she said.
Hurston died in 1960 in a Fort Pierce nursing
home. But she left behind a body of work that
included four novels, two of the most famous are
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" and "Dust Tracks
On A Road" which includes songs, poems and
literary papers. Each January the Zora Neale
Hurston Festival is held in Eatonville and each
February Zorafest is held in Fort Pierce.
"I loved it. I thoroughly enjoyed it," said Margaret
Williams, who came from Tallahassee after she saw
a flier on an earlier visit to the center.
Fred Jones of Tallahassee said he is an avid
Hurston fan having read all of her books.
He is also a friend of McEwen's, who is from
Atlanta.
McEwen is a prize-winning, published poet and
was selected as an artist-in-residence at several
Florida institutions. She has portrayed Hurston for
the Florida Humanities Council since 1990.

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Throughout the Gadsden district, many neighborhoods are enjoying
dramatic improvements and upgrades, especially in affordable and
decent housing. As the Chairperson of the Planning and Zoning
Commission, my experience of ensuring the residents of District 4
have quality life is unquestionable! My twelve years on the
Planning and Zoning Commission provide my with the experi-
ence to continue making decisions, which put people first!

Recommendations To The County Commission Before Final Approval:
Approved a conceptual plat review of Eagles Landing (82-Unit Single
Family Subdivision.
Approved a plan to expand the Gadsden Correctional Facility in
Gretna from 21,000 square feet to 55,000 square feet.
Approved a request to put an RV Park on Cooks Landing Road.



Vote! Jeanne "Dora" Gunn

"Your Voice of Reason"
for

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006
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by ALICE DU P(
Times Editor

The Gadsden
Commissioners un
last week Tallahass
as the provider f
here.
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Community Hospi
before the facility c
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worked out and con
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open for business.
However, the un
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ONT According to Sharp, the biggest problem
will be hiring a doctor.
"Realistically, that could take up to 30
County Board of clays," he said.
ianimoulsy approved Three companies expressed interest in
ee Memorial Hospital becoming the county's urgent care
or urgent healthcare provider: Pioneer Health Services of
Magee, Miss.; EDCare, Inc. of
ent care center will be Plantation, Fla.; and TMH.
was the Gadsden "Each proposal was analyzed by the
tal emergency room business model, suggested hours of
closed last year. operation, proposed staffing levels, range
ew legal details to be of services, management, quality of care,
isultant Joe Sharp was operations, laboratory testing, medication
ien the center will be and control, billing and collections.
insurance, and anticipated amount of
lit may not open as county support,"-Sharp said.
people would like. He said TMH was selected for three


argent ca:

reasons: First of all, the TMH proposal
demonstrated the most thorough business
plan that considered the urgent care unit
as a whole and complete business unit.
Other business plans did not consider the
cost of staffing, materials, and supplies;
only their expense to the county.
Secondly, TMH is an experienced
county health care provider with multiple
county locations in our region. TMH has
operated an urgent care unit in the past
and the others had not; and thirdly, the
TMH home office location in
Tallahassee is considered a plus. TMH
can supply temporary relief personnel for
vacations and illness, without the
necessity of employing additional full-
time staff.


re for Gadsden


All three companies proposed the "cost
plus" business model meaning they will
provide physician and management
service. Health care services will be
provided under the management
company's supervision. The county
would hire staff on the recommendation
of the company. The urgent care center
will be owned by Gadsden County and
the employees will be employees of
Gadsden County. Insurance company
billings and collections will be provided
for a fee and money collected will be
turned over to the county. The county
would be responsible for the profit or
loss of the unit.
It is expected the first year of operation
will cost approximately $548,795.


EDCare, Inc. estimated the cost to the
county would be $540,797. and Pioneer
Heath did not give an estimate.
"We appreciate the confidence of the
Board to bring health care to Gadsden
County as a bridge to get the hospital
open and that's what everybody wants,"
said Corey Fleming, a TMH
administrator.
In other healthcare matters. County
Attorney Thornton Williams informed
the Board that negotiations with the
credit committee for the hospital have
been finalized and he expects a judge to
issue a final order soon.
"That is good news," said
Commission Chairman Ed Dixon.


Havana town manager



to leave after 17 years


Photo By Leslie Roberts

A different pulpit
Ernest Miller says watermelon sales have been brisk this summer. He set up shop daily last week
just off Pat .Thomas Parkway near the U.S. 90 intersection. Miller, who is pastor of Bear Creek
Missionary Baptist Church on Old Federal Road, sells the vine-ripened fruits for $5 apiece. (Photo by
Leslie Roberts)

Third annual
Gretna clinic delayed community kid back
h Ll %Liu-i i


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Citizens of Gretna will have to
wait a little longer than July 27
for the clinic there to reopen.
FAMU School of Nursing
officials set the July 27 opening
date in May, but that has, now
been moved back.
The FAMU School of Nursing,
who will eventually operate the
clinic, said no new opening date
has been set, but they hope to
open "as soon as possible."
"We're really committed to
providing healthcare to Gretna,
but unfortunately we're not going
to be able to open July 27,"
Ruena Norman, former interim
dean for the FAMU School of
Nursing, said.
The school is currently


searching for a physician to serve
as medical collaborator for the
clinic, which will be run by
FAMU nurse practitioners,
Norman said.
School officials will soon meet
with partners on the Gretna
Clinic project, Big Bend Area
Health, the Gadsden County
Health Department, and the city
of Gretna to hopefully address
this and other issues preventing
the clinic from opening.
The clinic, located next to the
Gretna post office, closed in
January following the resignation
of the clinic director. Officials
say the clinic will serve as not
only as a low-cost primary care
provider for local residents, but
also as a practice site for FAMU
nursing students.


The South Side Lodge 302 and
Golden Angels Chapter 6.19 will
have their third annual
community kid back to school
picnic July 29 at the South Side
Community Center in
Chattahoochee from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., weather permitting.
We will serve hot dogs, chips,
drinks and some other picnic
foods. We also plan to have
several community speakers,
games, and all kinds of fun.
We will draw the winning ticket
for the 70-year-old oak rocking
chair that one of our brothers
donated to help offset the cost of
this picnic. You do not have to be
present to win. Please come out
and have fun with us and the
kids. We are a nonprofit
incorporated organization.


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

The town of Havana will soon
close a long chapter of its recent
history as it says goodbye to 12-
year town manager Susan
Friedman.
Friedman announced at the
regular Havana town> council
meeting Tuesday morning that her
last day as town manager will be
Oct. 2, 17 years and one day after
she began working for the town in
October 1989.
"I've enjoyed every day,"
Freidman told the council, adding
she made a list of things to
accomplish as town manager when
appointed in 1994, and
"everything's been done."
She commended the council for
working together without bickering
and having the "well-being of the
community at heart," and also
thanked Karen Myrick, Havana
senior accountant, and Brian
Mitchell, Havana police chief, for
their help and support over the
years.
Mayor T.J. Davis said although he
believes an inside candidate will
apply for the soon-to-be-vacant
town manager job, the town will
advertise in online business listings
to give other qualified candidates a
fair opportunity to seek the position.

The last day, ,.,': interested will
be able to apply '., 31, he said,
and application reviews and
interviews will begin soon
thereafter by a hiring committee
comprised of Councilmen Vernell
Ross, Robert Miller, and David
Norman.
Before the regular Town Council
meeting, council members held a
budget- workshop to discuss
financial items for the upcoming
fiscal year. Friedman suggested
lowering electrical rates and
implementing a 10 percent utility
tax, which would be applied to all
town utility bills.
The tax, she explained, would
only compensate for the lower
utility rates and would not raise
citizens' utility bills.
In the past, Havana transferred
money from the electrical fund to
pay for other items in the town
budget not covered by taxes and
other sources of revenue, Myrick
explained in an interview following
the meeting.
The proposed utility tax and
decrease in electrical rates would
allow utility money to go directly
into the general fund without
having to be transferred from the
electrical fund, but would not create
an additional financial burden for
citizens.
"We're not trying to generate
more revenue (through tihe utility
tax). We're just trying to allocate it
in different ways, Myrick
explained.
The council agreed the utility tax


was a good idea, and Friedman said
she would put a report together to
bring to the council for official
action on the tax at. the August
meeting.
In other business at Tuesday's
budget workshop:
*Friedman proposed allocating
$25,000 to $30,000 in the budget
for the upcoming fiscal year to
continue to improve the city's
natural gas system. She also
suggested increasing the margin of
profit in the gas system from $3.75
to $4.25.
*Friedman proposed a 3 percent
across-the-board increase in water
and sewer rates because, she said,
the current sewer system is not
covering its own costs. 'Davis
agreed with the modest increase,
saying it is better to go ahead and
raise rates in small increments than
to increase rates significantly.
*Friedman proposed allocating
$40,000 in the new budget for
design and planning on a new
police department annex to be
located near the municipal building.
The current police facility is
"bursting at the seams," she said,
and is in need of increased space.
She added the police chief
recommended raising starting pay
for officers by 4 percent to combat
high turnaround rates.
*Friedman told the Council it will
cost about $18,000 to replace
ljcl. I .p. ,and netting .-.at- town-
ballparks, ,an !:IIti 1i


suggested by Councilwoman Olive
Collins in a previous meeting.
*Friedman suggested adding
$25,000 to the current $50,000
subsidy given to the Havana
Medical Center. by the town. The
increase, she said, would help cover
maintenance issues and repair costs
on the building.
*Councilman Don Vickers
suggested allocating money in the
new budget for planning and design
of extra space in the fire station to
keep from having to store some fire
trucks under a shed.
In other business at Tuesday's
regular Town Council meeting:
*Approved a three-year contract
extension for the city's
sewer/wastewater company, OMI.
The extension was approved given
some changes to the language in the
contract that would call for more
responsibility on OMI's part in
dealing with subcontractors not in
compliance with state regulations.
*Approved a 2 percent increase in
rates from the town's landscapers,
Premier Lawn and Landscape.
*Approved a plat for phase two of
the Cascade Falls subdivision,
being built by Homes by Premier of
Tallahassee.
*Accepted a $1,500 donation from
the Havana Kiwanis Club- and the
Havana Fire Department for the
local library.
*Accepted a $500 donation from
Oi i --,for. Havana's" .centennial
celebration.


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By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation.



People you've met before


Editor's note: I wanted to update
the readers on what has happened to
some of the people I wrote about in
recent weeks.

Three weeks ago, I wrote an article
on a young woman named Veronica.
She was obese, weighing nearly 700
pounds. In the days that followed,
after Veronica was taken to the
hospital, we talked several times a
day.
Her spirits were up and she was
looking forward to beginning what
she called "the second half of her
life." She promised me that she was
through making excuses and telling
lies to herself and others. She was
doing what the doctors and nurses
told her to do to the best of her
ability.
Although she was apprehensive and
a little scared about relocating to an
Akron, Ohio rehabilitation center for
people with obesity problems, she
was looking forward to the
challenge. She was already talking
about what her plans are when she
comes back to Quincy.
None of us know how long it will
take for Veronica to get back to
where doctors are comfortable with
her weight. But whatever time it
takes, Veronica is willing to put in
the time.
While she works on herself
physically, she says she also plans to
work on her mind. She wants more
than anything to study to get her
GED so that she can maybe find a


job if not outside her home, maybe
something she can do at home. Her
options, she said, will remain open,
and so will her mind.
I think Veronica could be an ,
inspiration to a lot of people. While
she takes full responsibility for her
condition, she is also taking full
responsibility for correcting the'
problem. She has a strength that I
think she didn't know she had
several years ago. A lot of people
could learn something from
Veronica. Taking responsibility for
your own actions isn't as easy at it
seems. Believe me, I know.
Then, there was the column I wrote
about the letters from the young men
in prison. I got another ear (eye) full
from them. Several of the letters
informed me that the public ought to
want the prisoners treated as nicely
as possible while incarcerated.
It seems in their minds that the
nicer they're treated in prison, the
nicer they'll be to the rest of us when
they are released. I really don't
believe that. And so, when released,
if they return to dealing drugs,
robbing, and whatever it was that got
them behind bars in the first place,
they'll go back again.
The words are "repeat offender."
I guess prison gives one time to
ponder on the important things in
life, like the letter from a man who
told me that the problems today are
mainly caused by bad parents. Of

See Contemplations on Page 9


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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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Now, folks, something tells me I'm in
trouble here already and we're just starting
this story. And this one definitely fits into
that category of one of the mysteries of
life....like that leaning tower that won't fall
or that hanging garden in Babylon.
My stove top quit. It had a bad element or
a loose impediment or something. Cathy
was cleaning it (that's not the mystery here,
that's the shocking revelation) and as she
attempted to plug one of the big eyes on
the back side in, the thing exploded! It sent
sparks flying off the vented hood and up to
the ceiling fan!
She called Gary Gaddis. He is supposed
to know something about drop in oven
tops. He said, "That thing is 20 years old. It
is worn out! You tell Coach (I taught this
child in another lifetime) to buy you a new
one."
We've got a son, a grandson, a daughter-
in-law and Josh's mother-in-law coming in
two days. Cathy runs down to the store and
orders a new range top!
I stand in the kitchen and survey the
carnage. The little burnt places on the hood
give it a woodsy look. If you run the fan on
high, you can't even see the dark blotches.
I pick up the "bad" eye and think for a
moment of trying to plug it in. That
thought passes quickly. But another one
takes it place! You know, Cathy hasn't
really cooked a meal on this thing since the
boys went off to college. That was ten
years ago! This stove top has been in here
for twenty years ....but it was only in use
for the first half of those years!
I've got a ten year old stove!
There is no way you can wear that thing
out in one single decade! I ain't gonna eat
Quaker Oats rice cakes, tuna fish
sandwiches and cheese and crackers for ten
years....and then rush out and buy a new
stove top!
I sat down in the floor beside the 20 year
old refrigerator that worked perfectly to
have what Sigmund Freud would call an
"introspective discussion with myself'.
Something here ain't right! Cathy,
truthfully, would have probably cooked a
meal or two for me since the boys left if I
had insisted. But my cholesterol


"problems" came upon me at about the
same time Jesse graduated. Cathy, in the
interest of my good health-and quite
possibly seeing a little respite from some
cooking chores-went from serving up
sausage, bacon, hamburgers and fried
chicken to seedless grapes, raw cabbage
and celery sticks!
The mystery here is how could a stove
that hasn't been used in ten years go on the
blink? Could it have broken down from
lack of use? Did a grease overflow in 1989
lead to this dilemma? Could the problem
stem from the water balloon fight when
Josh was a sophomore? Did it have little
rust cholesterols that were at work deep
inside the inner parts? For the first time in
my life I wished I had just an inkling of
knowledge concerning what goes on in a
kitchen.....
Maybe a little personal culinary
background would be in order here. My.
first attempt at cooking came at the
primary department Sunday School picnic
out at Carroll Lake. I was the only five year
old to set fire to my marshmallow and then
accidentally sling it into the ashes trying to
swish out the flames.
As a twelve year old with Buddy
Wiggleton and Bobby Brewer I'm the guy
who suggested we save money by buying
those Red Bird Imitation Vienna Sausages.
We camped out on the far side of Jarrell
Switch Bottom. I'm not sure what goes in a
can of REAL Vienna sausages but me and
Buddy and Bobby learned the hard way
that imitation sausages are mostly
decomposed cat guts and ground up pig
snouts. Frying'em over an open fire didn't
help one iota! Buddy fainted from the
smell.....
David Paschall and I cooked most of our
meals in college on an old hot plate he
found behind the Mornteagle Diner. It
sparked and smoked the first few times we
used it and finally blew up. David got a
coat hanger and wrapped one end around
the coils and plugged the other end into the
wall socket.....we used that hot plate for
two semesters like that.
See Hunkerin' on Page 14


SThis ust In 0


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


Coffee. Glorious coffee.


This week, I'd like to extol the
virtues of coffee.
Because coffee is a wonderful thing.
I stopped drinking coffee several
years ago, mainly because I didn't like
having to rely on it to get me going -
that, and an inherent belief that
anything that good can't be good for
you. Besides, terrorists could hijack the
national coffee supply, I reasoned and
'reasoned' might be too strong a word
to use here anyway, in that event,
there I'd be, moving like molasses with
no remedy in sight.
Scoff if you must; coffee is the
second most traded commodity in the
world, topped only by petroleum. It's
believed to be native to Ethiopia,
where a herder of either sheep or goats,
pick your legend-inspiring ruminant,
discovered it. Coffee was transplanted
to Arabia around 1000 A.D.(After
Dinner) and distribution beyond
Moslem nations was outlawed. But
somebody let the cat and the coffee
bean out of the bag. You know how
that goes.
The first coffee shop opened in
Constantinople in 1475; around that
time, Turkish law made it legal for a
woman to divorce her husband if he
did not provide her with an adequate
daily supply of the caffeinated elixir. I
can only assume offering her decaf
was punishable by death. I would
certainly hope so.
What talked me back into a morning
cup of java were the studies that came
out not too long ago claiming coffee
contains a plethora of health benefits:
it makes painkillers like Tylenol work


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better, it can slow down or prevent an
asthma attack, it's been credited for
reducing the incidence of everything
from cancer of the liver to type two
diabetes, and whether that's due to its
high antioxidant level or the fact that
people who drink large amounts of it
move too fast for disease to catch up
with them is currently under animated
debate at coffeehouses outside Mayo
Clinics everywhere.
One thing I do know: my brain works
better with it than without it.
My husband has always been a bit of
an early bird, unlike me, the original
night owl, so our mornings together are
fairly comical.
The guy is uncommonly good-
natured to begin with and wakes up
borderline chipper; I need at least an
hour to make peace with the fact that
the night is over and that there's a
maddeningly persistent alarm clock to
thank for that.
By the time I roll out of bed and
stumble into the -kitchen to start that
process, he's well into his third cup of
coffee.
"Hey, baby, how 'bout we bop on
over to the bistro after we're done with
the daily grind and grab a bite, then
let's jet over to the box office to catch
a flick, but we gotta drop the boy-o at
the babysitter's first, so I'll call, no,
you call while I check the paper for
what's going on with the cinema scene,
and don't forget we've got to get the
car to the shop by noon Friday so we
can pick it up Saturday, 'cause Sunday
afternoon we're going to that thing in
See JUST IN on Page 9


Letters

to theEtor





Times dropped the ball

on soccer coverage
Dear Editor:

I'd like to take this opportunity to express how
unhappy I am with the coverage (or lack thereof) of the
2006 FIFA World Cup in the Gadsden County times.
Like many others in the area, I depend on the Times as
my. source of news and information, but for some
reason, the sports department felt as though the
crowning event of the world's most popular sport was
not noteworthy enough to cover at all even after I'd
made the request on more than one occasion. Numerous
storylines were present in this year's World Cup,
including the Americans fielding possibly their best
team ever. Unfortunately, the citizens of Gadsden
County were denied the priviledge of reading about the
footwork, grace, power, speed, and natural ability of
some of the world's greatest athletes.
An article on the local soccer league (it's FUTBOL, by
the way, not football) came about ten days after the cup
was over, and the ONLY mention of the World Cup by
the sports editor was "How about those Italians?"
Coincidentally, that editor's last name is Ferolito how
about that?
This is about more than just soccer it's about
neglecting to inform residents of this county worldly
news. After failing to mention a single word about the
world's most important sports tournament, I find myself
asking, what else is the Times not telling us?

Kavon Tala

Editor's Note: No, you won't find World Cup
coverage in The Gadsden County Times. You also
won't find coverage of the World Series, Superbowl,
sessions of Congress, United Nations proceedings and
tsunamis in Southeast Asia...unless it happens in
Gadsden County or Gadsden County people are directly
involved.
We don't do National and International news unless
we can draw a direct link to our own little corner of the
world. We did, after Mr. Tala's prompting, take a look
at Futbol at the local level. And we were glad to do it. It
was a story we should have done. You see, that's what
we do.
There are other newspapers and publications that do
cover Futbol and do it well. I read a little about it in
USA Today (purchased here in Quincy). Sports
Illustrated, I'm sure, covered it. The New York Times.
Miami Herald. Atlanta Journal & Constitution. And
more. That's what they do.
It's kind of like going to a McDonalds and expecting
to find catfish and hushpuppies. That's not what they do.


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reliable and secure energy future
for Florida. The Florida
Renewable Energy Technologies
and Energy Efficiency Act aims to
ensure that our state takes a
balanced approach to meeting the
energy needs of our residents over
the next generation.
Growth is part of our landscape
in Florida. We see its benefits and
challenges every day. But while
our needs to expand roads and
schools are often more visible, the
need to plan and build electric
facilities for the future is just as
critical even though it occurs
largely behind the scenes.
Our state adds 1,000 new
residents every day. Small
communities and cities alike are
getting larger. Our homes are also
increasing in size by more than
50 percent, on average, since ,
1970. With more living space to
cool and heat, more electronics in
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When our customers flip a light
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balance of existing resources,
strategic power purchases,
evolving technologies, increased
energy efficiency and new power
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*Energy efficiency remains
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Recently, the State of Florida
approved Progress Energy's plan
to increase financial incentives for
several energy-efficiency
programs we offer to our
customers. The goal is to attract
new participants to the programs,
and to continue to educate
contractors and builders on
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These programs provide real
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the need for new power plants.
Over the last 25 years, our
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$750 million in energy costs
through participation in efficiency
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10 billion kilowatt-hours of
electricity that did not have to be
generated (roughly equivalent to
the city of Orlando's power use
over two years), and representing a
significant reduction in energy-
related emissions.
*Investing in renewables and
technologies to power the future
We continually seek cleaner,
newer ways to produce energy for
our customers. We have partnered
with the state and federal
government and other companies
and agencies in investing in
hydrogen fuel-cell projects, as well
as solar projects at schools, around
the state and in other areas,
including Florida's first hydrogen
vehicle fueling station.
We've signed a contract to
purchase the energy generated by
a planned power plant in central
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biomass generation projects such
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Samuel Booth Niam Stewart

Witness winds up

behind bars
by ALICE DU PONT courtroom waiting to testify on
Times Editor his behalf.
Big mistake.
Samuel Kenyatta Booth, 28,. "The judge had all of the
must have thought that he was witnesses to stand up before the
pretty smart or that Edna and trial started and that was when
Collins Hamilton of Hardaway (Mrs. Collins) recognized him as
had short memories, one of the three," Jenkins said.
He came to court to testify for Collins told the state attorney
his friend, Niam Stewart, but that she recognized Booth. As he
ended up in jail himself, sat in the witness room waiting
According to Inv. Ulysses for Stewart to take the stand, he
Jenkins of the Gadsden County was arrested and taken from the
Sheriff's Office, in September of courtroom to the county jail. He
2005 Edna and Collins Hamilton has been charged with three
returned home from a night of counts of armed robbery, three
bingo in Sneads and heard their counts of aggravated battery,
dogs barking. Minutes after they grand theft, and aggravated
stopped their car three men assault with a firearm. His bond
wearing black, one wearing a has been set at $75,000.
mask, approached them and Stewart's trial was postponed.
demanded money. The robbers
took cash and money orders from Radar Assignments
the couple, but not before they
pistol-whipped Mr. Hamilton The Quincy Police Department
about the face and head severely. will be working radar in the
Mrs. Collins was able to following locations to decrease
identify two of the men from a speeding and possible traffic
line-up provided by Jenkins fatality
following the incident. Stewart, fatalhere will also be strict
24, one of the two men identified, enforcement on aggressive
was arrested. Stewart was also drivers and drivers in violation
identified from a tape at a Tom of the loud music laws, within
Thumb convenience store in the city limits of Quincy.
Marianna where he cashed a
money order taken in the robbery. Locations
The other man, whom 1. North 14th Street
authorities will not identify 2. East/west King Street
because a warrant has been issued 3. South Adams Street
for his arrest, has not been 4. Pat Thomas Boulevard
apprehended. 5. Lillian Springs Road
Friday, however, was Stewart's 6. Aggressive Drivers City
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8 The Gadsden County Times July 27,2006


2006-2007 BUDGET SUMMARY
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN
COUNTY


PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY
OPERATING
LOCAL EFFORT
DISCRETIONARY
DEBT SERVICE
CAPITAL OUTLAY
TOTAL


THE PROPOSED OPERATING EXPENDITURES
OF THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN
5.091 COUNTY ARE 4.3% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S
0.760 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
0.000
2.000
7.851


Special Debt Capital
Revenues: General Revenue Service Projects

Federal 305,000 4,900,132
State Sources 37,704,179 76,000 269,919 10,572,569
Local Sources 7,229,593 475,500 2,349,305
TOTAL REVENUES 45,238,772 5,451,632 269,919 12,921,874
Transfers In 134,000
Nonrevenue Sources
FUND BALANCES July 1,2006 350,000 39,407 61,060 3,383,690
TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 45,588,772 5,625,038 330,979 16,305k564
Expenditures:
Instruction 23,250,999 1,045,275 i
Pupil Personnel Services 2,167,869 231,693
Instructional Media Services 1,124,313 90
Development Services 1,522,055 122,576
Instructional Staff Training 559,409 366,586
Instructional Related Technology 45,123 5 110
Board of Education 532,048
General Administration 708,900 36,676
School Administration 3,231,462 7,354
Facilities Acquisition Construction 75,633 16,278,706
Fiscal Services 460,269
Food Services 389,621 3,515,500
Central Services 3,355,936
Pupil Transportation Services 5,095,704 149,270
Operation of Plant 1,702,547 35,006
Maintenance of Plant 444,426 5,293
Administrative Technology Services 373,568
Community Services
Debt Services 70,805 269,919
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 45,039,881 5,591,232 269,919 16,278,706
Transfer Out 134,000
FUND BALANCES June 30, 2007 414,891 33,807 61,060 26,858
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS AND BALANCES 45,588,772 5,625,038 330,979 16,305,564
The Tentative, Adopted, and/or Final Budgets are on file in the Gadsden County School Board office as
a public record.


TOTAL NUMBER OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL




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NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The Gadsden County School District will soon consider a measure

to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy ........... ............. $ 8,734,969
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment

Board and other assessment changes ..... ..... $ 1,443

C. Actual property tax levy ... ... .. .... $ 8,733,526


This year's proposed tax levy ........ ........ ...... $ 9,7Q7,577


A portion of the tax levy is required under state law In order for the

school board to receive $27,173,852 in state education grants. The

required portion has increased by 3.69 percent and represent approx-

imately six-tenths of tha total proposed taxes.


The remainder of the taxes Is proposed solely at the discretion of the

school board-


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on

August 3, 2006, at 00 Po .M. at the Max D. Walker Administration Building

35 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Quincy. Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed tax Increase and the budget will be made

at this hearing.














NOTICE OF

TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY

The Gadsden County School District will soon consider a measure
to continue a 2.0 mill property tax for the Capital Outlay projects listed
herein.

This tax is in addition to the School Board's proposed tax of 5.851
mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the
discretion of the School Board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR
BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN
IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.

The Capital Outlay Tax will generate approximately $2,349,304
to be used for the following projects:

CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
DIetrict's Portion of New Westside High School

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR
Replaceme nt of HeatinrigAirConditioning Equipment
Correction of Safety Issues
Renovation of Existi n g Buildings

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase Of Up To Six (6) School Buses

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Fumirture and Equipment
Instructional Hardware and Software
Major Capitailzable EqulpIment

PAYMENTS FOR RENTING AND LEASING EDUCATIONAL
FACILITIES AND SITES
District-wide Relo eatables
Site Improvements

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on
August 3, 2006, at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Max D. Walker


School Administration Building, 35 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.,
Quincy, Florida,

A DECISION on tho proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be
made at this meeting,


07/27c


Just In
Continued from Page 4
town and we don't want to be
late; we've got to be there or be
square."
My husband actually does not
talk like a hotshot '50s hepcat
at any moment during the day;
he might as, well, though, for all
the comprehension my sleep-
muddled mind is able to deliver
during that first, rapid top o' the
momin' to you.
Generally, anyone who speaks
to me for any reason before I
get my hands on a hot mug of
Joe is rewarded with a silent,
sullen stare.
That all changes after coffee.
Duly fortified, I can swing
sullen and communicative at
the same time.
I still think coffee is a -
wonderful thing.
But I'd be willing to bet my
husband has his doubts about
that from time to time. _


Contemplations
Continued from. Page 4
course, he explained good
parenting. Dr. Spock's books
are apparently well read
behind bars.
Finally, I'm looking for all
of those folks who told me
they had a good time at the
second annual "Quincyfest
Presents: Blues and
Barbecue." Let me know what
you want to sign up for; we
need volunteers. Your
enjoyment came from the
work of a dedicated group of
volunteers who only did so
because of their love of
Quincy and Gadsden County
and who wanted a festival to
showcase the best we have to
offer.


Hospital
Continued from Page 1
appointed by the bankruptcy
court, had the task of determining
who owes what and to whom. It
also needed to agree that both
with Ashford and the county that
creditors would be partly
satisfied financially.
"This is a very delicate and
complicated matter. If we had not
done this (agreeing with Ashford
and committee) there is no telling
when we would have gotten
health care back," Williams said.


Quincy

Continued from Page 1
"We have made a lot of progress.
We've paid Progress Energy.
Waste Management owes us
between $160,000 and $200,000 in
tipping fees. They haven't paid us
and we haven't paid them either,
but we owe them more than they
owe us. I'm sure we are going to be
able to work something out, it's
more or less the passing of checks,"
he said.
Commissioner Derrick Elias
wasn't in favor of borrowing any
money.
"It's too simple to keep
borrowing money. We have to get
to the cause of this and we have to
know where we're going," he said.
Elias asked Bogan what he had in
mind if borrowing didn't work.
Bogan didn't divulge his backup
plan during the meeting, but
explained it (Plan B) following the
meeting.
What was a routine agenda item -
reports from the police and fire
department nearly turned into a
confrontation with the city manager
and Elias. It all started when
Commissioner Andy Gay asked
Chief Gerald McSwain why there
were 360 fewer traffic citations
handed out this year than last year.
McSwain explained that there are
fewer officers on the street because
of a shortage in the police
department.
Elias asked the manager if he
thought it was prudent to take a
certified officer from the
department and place the officer,
Lt. Tom Murray, in a position as
code enforcement officer. He asked
Bogan if someone who is not a
police officer couldn't fill the
position.
Bogan said he felt the position
called for a uniformed officer
because they sometimes were
required to issue citations. Elias
then wanted to know if a non-
police officer couldn't handle the
job.
"Since I am supposed to be
handling the day-to-day, I think it's
best (to have a uniformed officer in
the position). I believe I have been
tasked to do a job and this the way I
chose to do it," Bogan said.
"I'm not trying to tell you what to
do day-to-day, but if I have a
questions I will ask them," Elias
replied.
B d.-i his ssled at the qiCue.i: I
"I Lthei connu'lS,.s'.nei., ,:idl and
asL me in then le v. ant iucih details
and you wait until a commission
meeting. I admit that I do not know
everything about everything but I.
can get the answers for you,"


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Bogan said.
In other business, commissioners:
* Honored Shelly Robinson for 33
years of service with the customer
service department.
* Held off voting on Sunset Acres
Unit 2, a 38-lot development, until
Elias has had a chance to explain
how the development will impact
the existing Sunset Acres
neighborhood.
Approved the manager's
recommendation that the city
change insurance carriers to Blue
Cross Blue Shield CHP and offer
employees a dual health care
provider. The change was made
because the current carrier rates are
increasing.

Jail

Continued from Page 1
The two most expensive items
at the jail are food and medicine.
"Quite a few of them are on
special diets because of medical
conditions. Others tell us they
can't eat this or that and we do
our best to accommodate them,"
said Morgan.
A registered dietician plans the
meals and inmates are given three
hot meals a day. Those who can
afford it pay $2.10 for meals. Of
course, they can purchase snacks
and personal items from the
canteen, sort of a convenience'
store in the jail.
"Anyone with money in their
accounts (it's) used to pay what,
they owe us first. In addition to
paying for their meals, they pay
$10 per month for medical.
We're looking at raising the
amount they pay on both," he
said.
Young's problems aren't about
to stop anytime soon. He said are
at least 2,000 people in the
county who have open warrants.
An open warrant means a
warrant that has not been served.
An open warrant can come from
any state. The warrants can cover
just about anything from failure
to appear pay a traffic ticket to
murder.
If you run a stop sign and have
an open warrant, you're going to
end up in the Gadsden County
Jail. And if you don't bond out, it
is likely that you will stay there
from three to six months before
you get your day in court.
"I have told my deputies that
.'.e"te going to crack down on
open .liran[' I've told them to
pick ihein up," Young said.
"If they come in here, we'll
have to find a place to put them,"
Morgan said.








10 The Gadsden County Times July 27,2006



USDA awards county grants for infrastructure, homes


$266,877 and
$10,000 grants will
help with building
around Piggly
Wiggly and for new
homes

by Alice DuPont
Times Editor

The United States Department of
Agriculture notified Gadsden
County officials last week that it
will award the county two grants
through its rural development
program.
A $266,877 Rural Business
Enterprise grant will be used to
install a turning lane, driveway,


sidewalks, and storm water
retention at the intresection of U.S.
Highway 90 and County Road 274,
where Piggly Wiggly and other
businesses will soon open.
Helping Hands of North Florida,
Inc. received a Self-Help Housing
Pre-Development Assistance Grant
of $10,000 from the USDA, as
well. The funds will be used to
provide assistance to 20 families to
construct their own homes.
"USDA Rural Development is
committed to the future of rural
communities and is the lead federal
entity for rural development needs
and administering financial and
technical assistance through rural
housing programs, rural business
and cooperative programs, rural
utilities programs and community
facilities programs," said Jim Dean
of the USDA office in Marianna.


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Photo by Alice DuPont
A USDA grant paid for road infrastructure around the Piggly Wiggly shopping plaza. The infrastructure, which includes a turning
lane, driveway, sidewalks, and storm water retention, is necessary for the store to open.


Officials: Voucher rule will have little effect on Gadsden


by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

A January Florida Supreme
Court ruling striking down school
vouchers will likely have little
effect on public or private
Gadsden County schools, local
school officials say.
"I didn't see a big impact," said
Dr. James Brown, deputy
superintendent of schools.
The Supreme Court ruled the
voucher program was
unconstitutional because
Florida's constitution calls for "a
uniform, efficient, safe, secure
and high-quality system of free
public schools."
Private schools are not uniform,
the justices wrote, and as such,
should not be paid with
taxpayers' money.


The program gave students in
schools with habitually low test
scores taxpayer-funded tuition
vouchers for private schools
Last year, 15 Gadsden County
students used vouchers to attend
schools other than the public
schools they were zoned for after
Stewart Street Elementary
received a failing grade from the
state. A school is classified as
failing when it receives two F
grades in a four-year period.
Gadsden County had no failing
schools on its 2006 report card; it
had five failing schools in 2004.
Brown said he thinks the
relatively low number of students
who took advantage of vouchers,
also called opportunity
scholarships, reflects well on the
public school system.
"It could be that parents were


reasonably pleased with the
school," Brown said. "It could
also be that not all students had
transportation available. By and
large, I think parents understand
the criteria they use (to grade
public schools) is really unfair."
Statewide, 734 students used
vouchers during the 2005-2006
school year. The 15 Gadsden
County students who used them
represent about 2 percent of the
total local public school
population, and they represent
$54,790 in voucher money.
The majority of the private
schools participating in the
program were religious in
orientation; 66 percent were
defined as religious according to
state statistics.
Locally, Tallavanna Christian
School had 11 opportunity


Election


Continued from Page 1


Contributions: $2,000
Expenditures: $8
District 3
Issac Simmons, Jr.
Nonpartisan (Incumbent)
Contributions: $100
Expenditures: $9.70
Barry V. Young Nonpartisan
Contributions: $590
Expenditures: $206.70

District 4
Charlie D. Frost Nonpartisan
(Incumbent)



FHP Checkpoints

Members in Troop H, Quincy
district, Florida Highway Patrol,
will conduct driver
license/vehicle inspection
checkpoints during daylight
hours in August at the following
locations:
Aug. 1-3: SR 10, SR 12, SR 65,
SR 267, CR 268, CR 65A, and


Gadsden

County

Sheriffs'

Office Arrests

Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office arrests: Kenneth Owens,
violation of probation
(VOP)/dealing in stolen property;
Joy Eutsay, VOP/failed to deliver
leased property; Daniel Silas,
VOP/possession of cocaine.
Twanna Kelly, VOP/burglary of
dwelling; Jesus Diaz, battery on
law enforcement officer;


scholarship students last year.
One of those graduated; two of
them have parents who have
since been employed by the
school and will have their tuition
waived as a result; another will
get financial assistance from an
outside agency and the rest either
moved out of the area or -are
going to public school again.
Principal Natalie Alday said she
doesn't think the ruling will have
a major impact on the school, but
that it could have an impact on
families who no longer receive
vouchers.
"Some parents may have to pull
their kids out of private school if
they cannot get vouchers," she
said. "It's forcing parents to
choose either put them in the
public school system or home
school them, and some parents

Contributions: $3,465
Expenditures: $3,398.81
Clarence M. Jackson, II -
Nonpartisan
Contributions: Monetary,
$3,078 In-kind, $150,
Expenditures: $3,025.52
Tom W. Davis Nonpartisan
Contributions: $1,005
Expenditures: $627.82
Soil & Water Conservation
District 2
James "Mitch" Lewis
Nonpartisan (Incumbent)

District 4
Harvey R. Sweeney
Nonpartisan (Incumbent)


Fantana Trail.
Aug. 4-10:SR 269, CR 65, CR
157, CR 159.
Aug. 11-17: CR 268, CR 270,
CR 270-A, CR 274, CR 65A and
Fantana Trail.
Aug. 18-24: CR 161, Brickyard
Rd, Joe Adams Rd, Selman Rd
and Palmer Rd.
Aug 25-31: SR 10 (US90), SR
12, SR 65, SR 267, CR 268, CR
65A and Fantana Trail.


Marquise Davis, VOP/uttering;
Angela Syphurs, VOP/PWBC;
Duphesio Thomas,
VOP/contributing to the
delinquency of a minor, and
VOP/providing tobacco to a
juvenile; David Bullock,
VOP/grand theft by PWBC.
Naim Stewart, battery on a law
enforcement officer; Samuel
Booth, armed robbery,
aggravated battery, grand theft,
and aggravated assault with a
firearm; Christian Frye, sale of .
cocaine, possession of controlled
substance with .intent to sell;
Harry Goldwire, possession of
controlled substance (crack
cocaine).


don't have that option because
they work."
Two other Florida school
voucher programs remain in
place: The McKay scholarship,
which pays for disabled students
to attend private schools, and the
Corporate Tax Credit scholarship
program, which gives tax credits
to businesses that donate to a
scholarship fund. Through the
scholarship, low-income students
are able to attend private schools.


Notice of Midway
City Council
Meeting

Notice is hereby given to all
concerned that on August 3,
2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Midway City Hall, Midway,
Florida 32343. The Midway
City Council will meet and
hear the following applica-
tion:
1. Premiere Construction-
Orion's Pointe Phase II;
Final Plat Approval
2. Dustin Koonce-
Taylor Ridge; ..
Preliminary Plat Approval
3. Advance Builders-
Orion's Pointe Variance
Interested parties may
inspect the applications at
the Midway City Hall or
appear at the meeting to
become informed or to be
heard with the respect to
the proposed develop-
ments. Contact Midway City
Hall for more information
574-2355. 07/27c


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Program kept
here a year after

funding cut

By Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

Fewer Gadsden County teens
are smoking than in years past,
despite recent cuts in legislative
funding for anti-tobacco
programs geared toward them,
health department officials say.
The state legislature cut funding
for Florida's anti-tobacco "Truth"
program in 2003 from $37.5
million to $1 million. The cuts
also laid to waste most of the
state Department of Health's
Division of Health Awareness
and Youth Tobacco Use
programs.
Although the terms of a 1997
settlement between Big Tobacco
and Florida awarded the state
$11.3 billion, the settlement
terms did not require the money
to be used for tobacco prevention.
According to a 2005 Florida
Youth Tobacco Survey
conducted by the state
Department of Health, 7.4
percent of the state's middle
school students and 15.7 percent
of high school students smokes at
least once during the 30-day
period before the survey. The
prevalence of tobacco use
increases with each grade level;
non-Hispanic whites were more
likely to be current smokers than
Hispanic students and non-


School

Continued from Page 1
AJAX officials showed the
board recent photos of site
construction, and told them
everything is going according
to schedule and within budget.
In other business Tuesday
evening:
*Heard a request by Loretha
Peterson of Chattahoochee to
move her two grandchildren,
current Gadsden County school
students, to Jackson County
schools because of various
problems they were having at
their respective schools. Board
member Isaac Simmons said he
would like to meet with the
superintendent and Peterson to
explore more options before
taking any action.
*Wayne Shepard, director of
facilities, told the board about
severe roof damage on a


Hispanic black students.
The 2004 survey indicates 7.8
percent of middle school students
and 17.3 percent of high school
students had smoked a cigarette
during the 30 days before the
survey.
Many credit a peer program
administered through the health
department Students Working
Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) -
with reducing teen smoking. But,
that program was cut due to
funding problems and, ironically,
its success, Gadsden County
Department of Health School
Health Program Coordinator
Doris Drake said.
Despite that, Drake said she
thinks there's been a decrease in
Gadsden County teen tobacco use
in recent years based on
statewide figures.
Locally, there are no available
numbers for how many of
Gadsden County's under-18-
year-olds smoke.
"Gadsden County was
represented in the survey about
four schools in the county
participated," she said. "We kept
our S.W.A.T. program up and
running for a year after funding
was cut 2006 is the first year we
haven't had it."
The health department is trying
to address the problem by having
school nurses and support aides
conduct classroom anti-tobacco
teaching, and by holding health
fairs for all grade levels. Teachers
and parents can also help steer
students in the right direction, she
said.


building used for storing
unused equipment at Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School.
The board decided to set a date
at the Aug. 3 meeting to go to
the building and decide
whether to re-roof the building,
demolish it, or completely
renovate it.
*Simmons suggested
amending' the 10-year facility
plan to make a kindergarten
through eighth-grade school in
Midway top priority, ahead of
consolidating Gretna
Elementary and St. John
Elementary, which he said he
opposed. Failure to do so,
given Midway's exponential
growth, he said, may risk
losing Midway students to
Leon County schools.
Superintendent Reginald James
said there is no question about
the demand in ,Midway, and
agreed that may be appropriate
action to take.


ELECTION


DATE 2006


September 5, 2006
(Tuesday)
Primary Election


You may register to
vote at:

* Supervisor of Elections
Office
16 S. Madison St., Quincy

* Division of Motor Vehicle
(Driver Licenses)
18290 Blue Star Hwy.,
Quincy

* HRS Children and Families
Quincy


You may pick up a voter
registration form at:

* Premier Bank
* Gadsden County Tax
Collector
* Gadsden County Public
Libraries
* Ingrams Marina
* Riverview Bait & Tackle
* Uncle Bob's Talquin
Sportsman Center
* Quincy Wal-Mart
(Sporting Goods)
* Whippoorwill Sportsmaris


Fewer Gadsden


teens smoke in


spite of SWAT cut


Last day to Register to Vote and change party

affiliation is August 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.

for the September 5 Primary Election


Lodge, Inc.

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16 S. Madison St. Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-9910


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The Gadsden County Times July 27, 2006 11




Video game testers to doctors to...


Gadsden students look
at varied career paths

in light of new law

By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Thinking about an academic major
used to be for seniors in high school and
first year college students, but no more.
New Florida legislation requiring high
school students to declare a "high school
major" means middle schoolers next year
will have to start thinking about an
academic path, as well.
School officials say the initiative will
better prepare students for future careers
and post-secondary study, but some
question whether younger students,
particularly middle schoolers, are
capable of selecting a reasonable and
plausible academic or career path at such
a young, inexperienced age.
Skeptics of the new law say they expect
young students to choose rock stardom
or professional ball playing over more
logical career choices.
However, in an informal survey of
Gadsden County middle school and high
school students enrolled in the local
Children are our Future program, the
Times found career speculations to be
vast and sundry.
Many students said they wished to go
into the medical field after graduating
high school, such as Maurice, an 11th
grader who wants to be a physical
therapist or orthopedist, and Michaelynn,
a seventh grader who wants to be a
pediatrician or gynecologist.
Several said they want to go into the
military and possibly later to college.
Other students expressed interest in
"less-grounded" career paths such as
Alex, a ninth grader who wants to be a
professional video game tester.
Many students, such as Trent, an 11th
grader, say they don't know what they
want to do, a sentiment expressed
especially by high schoolers arguably old
enough to lay dreams of being a


Skeptics of the new law say they expect young students to choose rock stardom or professional
ball playing over more logical career choices. ..However, in an informal survey of Gadsden
County middle school and high school students enrolled in the local Children are our Future
program, the Times found career speculations to be vast and sundry.


Photo by Brian Dekle
Gadsden County middle school students like these pictured here in the 21st Century program will have to start thinking
about academic majors next year not college majors, but high school majors, as required by a new Florida law. An
informal survey of local middle school and high school students found career and major choices for young students are vast
and sundry, but experts agree young minds will change countless times before settling on a decision.


professional athlete or musician aside for
more feasible careers, but not yet old
enough to know what of those seemingly
less-exciting job choices they'd like to
pursue.
Regardless of what young students
think they want to do, however, experts
agree it is very likely they will change
their minds at least once.
Eighty percent of college freshman do
not declare a major right away, and more
than 50 percent of college students
change majors at least once in their
college careers, according to Fritz Grupe
of mymajors.com in a report by
MSNBC.
Janice Finney, Florida State University.
director of admissions, agrees, saying,
"Students change and do things like that
all the time, and many high schoolers
don't even know what they want to
major in that early."
"So why require high school students to;
declare a major in a field they likely will
not pursue in a few years, and why
require middle schoolers to prepare for
majors that will likely change?" skeptics
ask.
The new law allows high school
students to change majors multiple times
in their high school careers, much like in
college, and supporters say this allows
students to be exposed to many career
options and, thus, be able to make a more,
informed decision when choosing a
college major.
A high school major in a particular
field will also not affect admission into
colleges and programs of different fields,
as the state has minimum academic
requirements for admission to state
colleges that must be completed by every
high school student regardless of major.
Finney adds high school majors
encourages students to study more
academics.
The new law will go into effect in the
2006-2007 school term, but will only
effect middle schoolers, who must
prepare for high school majors in the
2007-2008 school term. All current high
school students will only have to comply'
with current rules that do not provide for"
high school majors.


Democrats to honor Ross, Williams, Thomas at Tallahassee


Three Gadsden Countians will be
honored by the Capital City Democratic
Women's Club during the second annual
Golden Democrats Recognition
Luncheon honoring Golden Democrats
in Gadsden, Leon, Franklin, Jefferson,
and Wakulla counties.
The event will be held Thursday, July
28, at noon at the Leon County Civic
Center. Tickets are $12 each and can be
purhcased at the door or call Marilyn
Anderson at 627-6420.


The local honorees are Vernell Ross,
Willie ruth Williams and Sen. Pat
Thomas

Vernell Ross has been a registered
Democratic voter for many years. Since
becoming a registered voter, he has voted
in every election. He was a member of
the Havana Town Council and he
managed two Gadsden County
swimming pools.
He was a swimming instructor for


Gadsden County youth and adults. Under
his tutelage his basketball teains won
three state basketball championships. He
was inducted into the Sports Hall of
Fame.
His community involvement includes
membership in the Athletic Coach
Association. He is also a charter member
of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee
as well as a member of FAMU Boosters
Club Committee.
He has actively campaigned for many


candidates in local and county elections.
He has also made financial contributions
to candidates seeking political office.
An educator by profession, he taught
for many years in the Gadsden County
Public School System. Prior to his
retirement he was a basketball coach at
Northside High School in Havana
He is married to Inell Donaldson.
Willie Ruth Williams was a registered
Democratic voter for 50 years. She had a
long and notable history of public service


and political activism, which included
election to the Gadsden County School
Board district 5 seat. During her tenure,
she became School Board chairman.
Her community involvement included
being a member of the Gadsden County,
Democratic Executive Committee. She
coordinated many grassroots drives,
workshops, voter registration efforts and-
transportation to the polls. Most notable,

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If you would like to share news about local sporting
Sa';iviie,& you may ubmirit news and photos to
dlsl lln times@quincy,tds.net. Sports news items are free of
o OS W charge, but must be submitted by 9 a.m. Monday
S p o rs.l \w (for that week's issue. Information may also be faxed
T im es to us at 627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.
T im es Madison. Quincv.

our Publisher, Ron Isbell's answer to Mr. Tala's cover Major League Baseball, the NB.A. the NFL, popular in the area and our local high schools are
letter. or any other professional league or event. We may expanding and beginning to have competitive
I'm sure there are a lot of people in the county write an article on those leagues or any other sport programs. When information is made available we
third that are soccer, or as some say, futbol fans. if local people are involved. For one thing we are will report it as we report other local sports.
As far as the game goes, it no doubt is the most not tied up to any wire senr ice diai v. iould give us I've been in England and Costa Rica recently
popular sport world wide. It is not the most popular daily scores or sti ie< foi jani.'ther rhat is not our and have traveled to small towns in both countries.
& sport in the states, and certainly not the most papers purpose. The only way I got any coverage of the NFL. MLB,
Long p f popular local sport. Our purpose is to cover as many local sports or the NBA was by watching ESPN and it only
Saying that, I don't want people to feel I have events as we can. Ccttain il' ce mi ,oinme of then came on late at night in England. There was no
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Calling all

Gadsden

County

cheerleaders!
Chris Erica's All-Stars will
hold cheerleader tryouts July
31 through Aug. 4 for girls ages
5-16. If interested in making
your child a part of this
organization or for more
information, please contact
EricaJordan at (850) 627-6870
or (850) 510-3032.
Picture to the right is an
award-winning Chris Erica
cheerleadingteam team that just got
back from a Universal
Cheerleading Association
camp.
Front row, Jireh Figers. Back
row, l-r, Maya Jones, Shakaria
Foster, Trayshia Kenon,
DeShayla Graham, and
Kymere Thompson.


Volunteers
needed for
EGHS football,
midget leagues

Football season is almost here.
The EGHS Football Boosters
are inviting all to help support the
wonderful students that represent
EGHS on the football field.
If you have any questions, or
would like to pick up some
information you may attend our
next meeting at 6 p.m., Monday,
July 31 at the EGHS Football


All young men interested in
playing football on the West
Gadsden High School football
team are asked to please report to
practice Monday, July 31 at 10
a.m. For more information please


Complex.
Thank you for your continued
support of the East Gadsden High
Jaguar athletics.
2006 Pee Wee and Midget
Football and Cheerleader Season
is also about to begin.
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 27
there will be a cheerleader
instructors meeting held in the
Ferolito Recreation Center
(Dance Room) and a Coaches
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Ferolito
Recreation Center (Dance
Room).
We are asking all interested
persons to attend these meetings.
If you have any questions please
call Greg Taylor @ 875-2255 or
509-5752.


contact coach Robert Jackson at
442-9500 or 442-4443, or you
may contact Team Captain Ron
Bums or Team Captain Ron
Roberts.


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Seminole Ramlins


by Jack Wingate


Bass Fishen on Lake Seminole
is about as dead as my brain.
That is pretty dead. At the
B.A.S.S. Afilieated Team Trail
out of the State Park, Tony Bigot
placed 1st with 8.98, Richard
Predmore was second with 8.89
and Predmore had Big Fish with
a 6.37.
The Tallahassee Bass Club
fished out of Wingate's on
Saturday. Fred Jones won it with
7 lbs, Dallas Johnson placed 3rd
with one 2 lbs fish. Dallas took
that fish 5 miles above Lake
Decatur 1 hour before quitting
time. Talk about slow!!!
We have been having limit
catches of Perch coming in on
Jigs all week long. I can't for
the life of me figure the one out.
Perch in the hot summer on Jigs?
We had a preacher man catch a
load of Bream at hi-noon 186 to
be exact. We had a 48 quart
cooler of Bream and
Shellcrackers mixed. 110 Bream


Jack
Wingate's
area fishing
report


July 27


and Crackers mixed along with
12 good Catfish on worms.
With new electronics on his boat,
a local hit the Lake with Jigin
'Spoons with great success. One
12 lbs. Channell, one 6 lbs.
Flathead, 5 Hybreds, 1 Striper
and a good size Perch.
In my younger days, 65 years
ago, "Dog Days" was a terrible
time for youngens. Mad dogs,
ground itch, sour eyes and other
strange things happened to
"chillin." July 28 to 8
September when the Dog Star
shines.
The Rose City Bass Club fished
out of Wingates Sunday. Donald
Culverson and Frankie Loroie
won first place with 10.12 lbs.
and the big fish with 3.14 lbs.
James Grey came in second.
The picture is of Frankie Loroie
holding two of the big bass that
won the Rose City Bass Clubs
tournament for Donald Culverson
and him.


Lake Level: Down 1 foot
Big Lake: Clear
Temp near Dam: 94 degrees
Chattahoochee: Clear anc
Fast
Flint: Clear
Spring Creek: Clear
Report Provided by JacI
Wingate


WGHS football players
asked to report July 31








The Gadsden County Times July 27, 2006 13



Gas price hike takes big bite out of local budgets


By Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor
Escalation of a Mideast conflict two
weeks ago sent more than rockets sky-
high crude oil jumped to more than
$78 a barrel July 14.
Mideast tensions hit close to home at
U.S. gas pumps. Israel's attack on
Lebanon after the kidnapping of two
Israeli soldiers and fears that Iran will
become more involved in the conflict
have oil traders worldwide antsy.
International media reported Tuesday
that Saudi King Abdullah had warned
that continued fighting between the
two countries could lead to a war of
much larger proportions, spiking more
uneasiness about the possibility of a
reduction in crude oil supplies., The
Middle East supplies 30 percent of the
world's oil.
Once crude oil prices go up, the
increase hits local gas pumps "pretty
dog-gone fast," said Wilson Hinson,
owner of Hinson Oil Company in
Quincy. "All we're doing is hanging
on. The price of gas is changing so


rapidly we can't get around to change
the signs fast enough."
Tuesday morning, gas prices around
Gadsden County ran around $2.97 per
gallon for regular unleaded.
While analysts have predicted costs
could shoot up to $100 per barrel for
oil during the summer, local public
service representatives scrambled to
find a place in the budget for the extra
outflow.
David Suggs, director of
management and budget for Gadsden
County, bemoaned the fact that the
price surge will add to the cost of
already-expensive ambulance trips to
Tallahassee and back. The local
hospital closed in 2005.
"Any astronomical increase will have
a direct impact on EMS that's stuff
we have to pay. We have to put gas in
our ambulances. It takes away from
elective stuff raises, hiring more staff
- that's the dilemma we face," he said.
The Gadsden County School District
is feeling the increase too, to the tune
of $25,000 per month to keep buses
running.


"Certainly it's had an impact on our
district. It reduces the dollars that can
be used to directly impact instruction,"
Superintendent Reginald James said.
"When gas prices are this high, your
primary responsibility is to get
students to school."
Transportation Director Joe Lewis
said the increase in oil prices have not
led to any cancellations of
transportation for extracurricular
activities or field trips, but they are
taking a big chunk out of the budget.
In addition, local civic organizations
and churches must now pay more to
use the buses for their trips, he said.
"Many times during the summer,
civic clubs and churches want to use
buses for transportation with this
increase, we're going to have to charge
them what we are charged," he said.
"At $2.50 per mile, a trip to Wild
Adventures could easily cost as much.
as $500 in fuel. It's feasible that it
could be $3 per gallon before long.
We've got to pass the cost on," he
said.
Diesel fuel was running around $3


per gallon earlier this week.
Before the recent increase in price,
local groups were able to use the
school buses for just under $2 per
mile, Lewis said.
The district's school buses, which
run on diesel fuel, get an average of
six miles to the gallon and are used to
transport 6,500 Gadsden County
students daily.
One of the longest routes, from East
Gadsden High School to the western
part of the county, is 15-20 miles, one-
way.
For the school district, it's now
looking like the bid that came in for
supplying diesel fuel $620,000 for
the year might not be enough. "We're
just finishing up the 2005-2006 year;
diesel fuel cost us $531,279. The bid
that came in $620,000 that's
probably not going to be enough," said
Bonnie Wood, finance director for the
district.
Quincy Police Chief Gerald
McSwain said while the higher gas
prices aren't much fun for anybody, he
doesn't look for them to lead to a


reduction in law enforcement services.
"It's certainly going to affect us all in
some way or other," he said. "On non-
law enforcement, community relations
issues, we shut the car off now. If
officers stop by a store, they shut the'
car off. That's the way we're trying to:
conserve some gas. We're going to
continue to patrol the city as much as
possible and to maintain vehicles -
change the oil and the oil filters so
fuel will burn more efficiently. Having:
a bike squad during the summer has:
helped, but there are times when
someone calls law enforcement and
they need help faster than a bike can
get there."
Fluctuations in oil prices haven't
caused bulk sales to drop off at Hinson
Oil, although the company doesn't sell
as much premium as it once did.
"I think if we see it go up much more.
we'll see a drop in sales," Hinson said.
"We're not selling too much premium
anymore. On the return side, if people'
do stop driving a little bit, the price of
gas goes down. We've had a lot of
inflation gas is just catching up."


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Teen summer

bash Friday

at Corry Field

In an effort to combat teen
pregnancy, the Gadsden County
Health Department, in
partnership with the Gadsden
Community Health Council and
other community based
organizations has organzied the
"Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Partnership (T3P)."
T3P would like to invite you to
attend our Teen Summer Bash


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Corry Field, 111 W. Washington
St., Quincy.
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prize give-aways, and a lot of
fun. Topics of discussion include
financial impact of teen
pregnancy and increasing self-
esteem and self-respect in order
to help deter teen pregnancy and
sexually transmitted diseases that
may accompany teen pregnancy.
For more information, please
contact Doris Drake at (850) 875-
7200.

Shanks Class of 1978
A class meeting for


preparation of our upcoming 30th
class reunion is 4 p.m., Sunday,
July 30, at the home of Jacki
Zackery Feagin. Please call 627-
4938 for directions.
The James A. Shanks class of
1973 invites the'public to attend
the Sunday class service at the
River Chase Nursing Home
facility in Quincy July 30 at 4
p.m.
Come and help us uplift the
name of Jesus. If you should have
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Energy

Continued from Page 4
operate the most diverse mix ofl
power plants in Florida in meeting
the needs of 1.6 million
households and businesses. That
diversity helps ensure a reliable,
affordably priced supply of
electricity even when fuel prices
and supplies are volatile and
makes us less reliant on foreign
energy sources. And we're
investing to ensure that the
generation of electricity from that
mix of resources is accomplished
in an environmentally sound
manner.
e*Developing new sources of
electricity
We also know that even with an
increased emphasis on energy
efficiency and more investment in
alternative energy sources, we
must plan and build new sources
of electricity generation to meet
Florida's needs.
As previously announced, we're
evaluating sites for new generation
(including the possibility of both
nuclear and clean-coal plants).
We're undertaking a
comprehensive process one that
will lead us to investments that
make the most sense for our
customers and communities. Siting
and building power plants, and the
associated transmission, takes
many years and involves many
perspectives. Even though we
won't make a final decision to
proceed for some time, we need to
act now to keep options viable for
the future. We expect to name a
potential nuclear plant site in the
coming months.
Together, we're working to
create an environmentally
responsible, balanced energy
solution, so that the reliable and
efficient electric system that brings
opportunity, comfort and
dependability today will continue
to energize our lives, our
communities and our state in the
future.
'-
Jeffrey Lyash is president and
CEO of Progress Energy Florida,
the St. Petersburg-based electric
utility that serves 1.6 million
homes and businesses in central
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Hunker ,

Continued from Page 4
We didn't have any pots or pans
so we cooked our Van Camp Pork
and Beans right in the can. The first
few bites were a little on the cold
side. The middle section was pretty
tasty. The last few spoonfuls were
always scorched. I like my pork and
beans well done to this day.....
When Cathy's sister had her first
child Cathy went off for a month
"to help Jo Bair through the rough
spots". Me and the boys almost


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Clothing giveaway in
Greensboro at UMC
The Greensboro United
Methodist Church will be having
a clothing giveaway at Green
Avenue and Selman Street (next
to the flashing light) on Saturday,
July 29, from 9 a.m. t1 a.m.
Clothing has been generously
donated by the Greensboro
Kiwanis Club and members of
Greensboro United Methodist
Church,

Pine Bloom MB
to host Ushers Union
Ushers will' host the
Countywide Ushers Union
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2:45 p.m.
Evangelist Shelia Mason will be
the speaker.
Revival will be Aug. 7-11 at 7
p.m. with prayer meeting
Monday and Tuesday. Rev. John
Wooten of Bainbridge, Ga. will
be the evangelist Wednesday
through Friday.
You are invited to attend our
services. The church is located at
229 Kemp St., Greensboro, Fla.
32330. Rev. William Brinson is
the pastor.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries services
*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.
*Aug. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. Unity
Revival at Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries. Aug. 2 Pastor
Clarence Jackson, New Bethel
Baptist;
Aug. 3 Pastor Donald Glover,
Liberty Outreach Centel; Aug. 4 -
Pastor Virginia Smith, Faith
Cornerstone Church.
S*Aug. 5, 8 a.m. Apostolic
Support Team sponsors car wash at
KFC.
*Aug. 7-9, 7:30 p.m. Apostle
Rosilyn Walker-Copeland in
revival at Holy Community, Pastor
Neather Shaw.
*Aug. 11, 7;30 p.m. Mt. Zion
House of Prayer, Pastor Eric Mathis
and Elizabeth COGICWIH, Pastor
Streeter at Highly Exalted Praise.


succumbed to the elements while
she was gone! We were down to
"hungry and desperate" when I
attempted the home made biscuits.
Josh and Jess relieved me of all
cooking duties even before the
dough started swelling. "Dad, we
won't ever get the smoke out of the
house!"
"Dad, we can use this as a hockey
puck."
"Dad, the butter runs off the side."
"Dad, my biscuit has black feet."
That was the day of the famous
water balloon fight. After we quit
laughing and skiing, we had to get
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Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bible study
and youth teaching; Thursday,
7:30 p.m., male chorus rehearsal.
The church will go on a trip to
Atlanta, Ga. Everyone who will
ride the bus in asked to meet at
the church at 6 a.m. The bus will
leave at 6:30 a.m., July 28 29.
Sunday school is Sunday
morning at 9:30 a.m. A special
fifth Sunday service is Sunday
morning at 11 a.m., with the
theme "The colors of the
rainbow,." Everyone is asked to
wear a- color of the rainbow if
you ..Lk ,ilc to do so.
Intercegssory prayer is each
Monday and Tuesday at 12 noon.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those
needing this service. Please call
627-842 for assistance.
"Yes, be exalted, 0 God, above
the heavens. May your glory
shine throughout the earth."
Psalms 57:1.

Carter-Parramore class
of '69 benefit program

The class of 1969 will sponsor a
benefit program- at 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Aug. 6 for Lawrence
"Pop" Williams at. St. Matthews
Primitive Baptist Church, located
in the St. Hebron Community.

Shanks Class of '82
'Unity in Community'

The Shanks Class of 1982 will
host the fifth annual Unity in the
Community celebration Aug. 5.
Any person, group or
organization that would like to
set up an informational booth
during this event should contact
event co-chairpersons Rutha
Black at 545-5372 or Monica
Smart 510-4015.


the shop vac to clean up the
kitchen. I figured we washed out
the skillet and got their minds off
the biscuits at the same time.....
And thus ended the cooking
phase of my life.
But the kitchen appliance
problems rage on. This is all Gary
Gaddis's fault. Cathy called the
wrong stove top repairman! I've got
a closet full of coat hangers. And
David Paschall's number is in our
rolodex. I'm thinking I might just
have a solution here after all.....
Respectfully,
Kes


Democrats


Continued from Page 11
Mrs. Williams worked for
Gadsden County School Board
System for 35 1/2 years. She was
an adjunct mathematics professor
at Florida A&M University.
She was married to John A.
Williams Sr. They have two
children and two grandchildren.
Sen. Pat Thomas was a
Democrat that earned a reputation
in the Florida Legislature as
being the most effective in
representing his constituents. His
interest in politics began in high
school as a state officer in the
Future Farmers of America, and
he continued to climb the
political ladder until he became a
state senator. He remained in
politics for 28 years.
Pat Thomas was born in
Quincy, Florida on Nov. 21,
1933. He received .his early
education in the public schools of
Quincy and in 1957 received a
degree in agricultural economics
from the University of Florida.
Sen. Thomas was elected state
chairman of the Democratic party
of Florida in 1966 and served in
this capacity until July, 1970. In
1971, he was appointed to
membership on the Florida
Racing Commission by Gov.
Reuben Askew. In 1972, he was
elected to the Florida House of
Representatives and the Florida
Senate in 1974. Elected by his
colleagues in 1992, to serve as
Senate president, he served a
two-year term.
Sen. Thomas worked hard over
the next quarter century for
economic development tax
breaks, school funding for small
counties, prison construction that
brought new jobs to his 11-
county district and improvement
in state employee benefits.
Named in his honor are the
Florida State University
planetarium, the Pat Thomas
Parkway in Quincy, the state's
law enforcement academy in
Midway, and the road in front of
Tallahassee Community College.
Sen. Thomas died in June 21,
2000.
He was married to the former
Mary Ann Jolley of Naples and
they have two children, Anne
Jolley and John Pat.


Carter Parramore

class of 1970
benefit July 30
The Carter Parramore High
School class of 1970 will sponsor
a benefit program for one of our
own classmates, the Rev. Ruben
Eutsey. The program will be 4
p.m., Sunday, July 30, at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church.
Our speaker will be our own
classmate, Minister Sterling
George. We are asking that
classmates, friends and relatives
please come and make this
program for Rev. Eutsey a
success. For additional,
information you may contact
Leonard Brown at 875-1327.


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Shanks class of

1974 cook-out

Members of the JASHS class of
1974 will not want to miss the
reunion '06 cook-out Saturday,
Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at the fire
substation.
The deadline for payment of
$10 fee is Monday, July 31.

Shanks Class of

'82 school supply

social Friday night

The Shanks Class of 1982 will
hold their School Supply Kickoff
Social this Friday, July 28 at 7

The social will be held at the
American Legion Home located
on Washington Street in Quincy,
near the Quincy Music Theater.
The event is free to the public and
you must be at least 25 years old


to enter.
Come and enjoy an evening of
music, dancing and food as we
celebrate our upcoming fifth
annual Unity in the Community
Bookbag/School Supply Give-a-
way to be held on Aug. 5.
Anyone wishing to make a
donation to help us with our
upcoming event can do so during
the social on Friday or contact
Rutha Black at 545-5372 or
Monica Smart at 510-4015 for
more information. The
community's help is needed to
make our upcoming event a
success.

Moore/Harrison 'family
reunion meeting
The Moore/Harrison family will
have a reunion meeting at 11
a.m., Saturday, July 29. The
meeting will be held in the
basement of Old Bethel AME
Church on Highbridge Road in
Quincy.


Hurst honored by SWCD
Raymond C. Hurst, a member of the Gadsden Soil and Water
Conservation District Board, has resigned after 35-plus years of
dedicated service to our county. He was honored May 8 at the
Association of Florida Conservation District Area II Meeting in
Quincy. H. Marcus Edwards, Chairman of the Gadsden Soil and
Water Conservation Board presented Mr. Hurst with a plaque
and thanked him for his many years of dedicated service to
Gadsden County.









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Harry Jackson of Quincy was one of the grand door prize
winners at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day, held July 11. He won
a Brown Rotary Mower provided by Brown Manufacturing
Company of Ozark, AL. He is a longtime supporter of the Expo,
attending the Field Day in July and the Expo in October every
year. Shown in the picture are (from left) Chip Blalock, Expo
executive director; Harry Jackson; and Ricky Brown, of Brown
Manufacturing Company.


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Midway to
hold a
Community
Visioning
Workshop
The city of Midway, through a
grant from the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs and in compliance with
SB 360 passed by the Florida
Legislature in 2005, will hold a
community visioning workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Midway Fire Department.
The Florida State University


Department of Urban and
Regional Planning has contracted
with the city of Midway to assist
with the community visioning
project. Tom Taylor from the
Florida Conflict Resolution
Consortium will facilitate the
meeting.
Community Visioning
identifies issues and visibly
makes the community a better
place to live. Although the law
provides that up to nine areas
may be looked at, the
Community Visioning Project for
Midway will include the
following: priorities for
economic development;
appropriate areas and standards
for economic development
opportunities and employment
centers; appropriate areas and
standards for mixed-use


developments; provision for
adequate workforce housing;
opportunities to create land use
patterns that accommodate the
issues listed in items one through
four.
One of the ultimate goals of a
community visioning project is to
arrive at both an urban service
area and a joint planning
agreement between the city and
the county.
Gasden County held a number
of community vision meetings
throughout the county and has
developed an urban service area
for Midway which may or may
not be consistent with the city of
Midway's vision.
The meeting is open to the
public and public participation is
invited.


Reading
tutors needed
AmeriCorps Gadsden Reads is
looking for reading tutors to tutor
Gadsden County students.
A recruiting party will be held at
the AmeriCorps office located at
Gadsden Magnet School on
Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m., and on Monday, July 31
from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Applicants must attend one of
the recruiting parties, take a
reading comprehension test, and
complete a criminal background
check.
Please bring the following
documentation: birth certificate
(birth registration cards are not
acceptable), high school


diploma/GED, social security
card, driver license, and voter
registration card.
Desired reading tutors must be
enthusiastic, dedicated, patient,
reliable, and have good
communication skills, some
experience working with children,
and love reading.
For more information call Bea
Hopkins at 627-9409.
Life Line Screening
Residents living in and around
Gadsden County can be screened
to reduce their risk of having a
stroke. Life Line Screening will be
at New Philadelphia Presbyterian
Church, 746 S. Adams St. in
Quincy, July 28. Appointments
will begin at 9 a.m.
Screenings are fast, painless and


cost little using ultrasound
technology to scan for potential
health problems related to blocked
arteries, aortic aneurysms and
hardening of the arteries in the
legs.
Also offered for men and women
is a bone density screening to
assess risks for osteoporosis.
A complete vascular screening
package, including the
stroke/cartoid artery, abdominal
aortic aneurysm and ankle brachial
index (hardening of the arteries)
screening is $109. Sign-up for a
complete vascular package
including the osteoporosis
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appointment, call 1-800-697-
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Cabbages,



carrots &


Brussels


sprouts


Gadsden 4-Hers learn about

veggies, camping, horseback

riding through 'hands-on'

approach to summer fun

Story and photos
By Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor


Ahmad Kelly grins brightly and
flexes a bicep.
Ruby Houston has just asked a
classroom full of fidgety five to 10-
year-olds about the benefits of eating
vegetables.
"Muscles! Veggies make muscles," '
the five-year-old said.
While nobody volunteers to consume'
a plate of brussel sprouts, most
members of the small group do know a
bit more about cabbage and carrots ,
and their relative importance than they
did the week before. "
The Cloverbuds class Houston
teaches is only one of mun\m
opportunities offered b) the Gadsden
County 4-H program, o erseen by the
local University of Florida extension
office.
Yolanda Woode, local 4-H agent,
says the program offers support to
other youth programs throughout the
county as well as "solid, hands-on
learning."
"It helps kids use what they learn in
a practical manner," says Goode, who
has served as the county's 4-H agent
since 1998. It helps them apply life
skills like teamwork and math, and we
do it in a way that's fun for them."
The extension office offers 4-H
programs at facilities throughout
Gadsden County, including the Quincy
Parks and Recreation Department,
daycares and schools.
This summer, it conducted a


horsemanship clinic, took participants
on a camping trip to Cherry Lake and
taught classes like "To the Moon and
Back," which focuses on aerospace.
At Golden Wings 3E's Academy in
Quincy, Houston's Cloverbud class is
geared toward familiarizing \ younger
children %v tth the 4-H program. This
summer they've also learned a bit
about sewing in a "Sew Young,'Sew
Fun" class,and about healthy habits in
a "Food, Funtand Fitness" class.
"What are the fi e senses?" she asks
her charges. Hands immediately shoot
up.
"Smelline," one child answers, and
others soon add hearing, tastingg.
seeing and touching to the list.
Touching is a favorite hands-on
activity for some class members.
"OK, keep sour hands to yourself.
Touch is one of our senses. but do not
touch your neighbor," she tells an
energetic eight-. ear-old.
Next. she presents an empt.
:acklebox. It's a stutcase, she tells her
audience, and they are to name a
destination and what the\ 'll take \\ith
them.
Carine Reed, six, opts for a trip to
Orlando to Disney World, she
specifies and she's going to take a
pair of sunglasses.
Tristen Murray is headed to Panama
City with a horse.
Ahmad is off to California. He's
taking clothes, his family, and "all my


stuff."
Meanwhile, commercial agriculture
agent Lester Muralles is giving kids at
ABC Learning Center a little lesson in
physics.
They worked all week on making
rockets out of empty two-liter bottles,
cardboard and duct tape. At the end of
the week, they gathered outside for
liftoff.
"This is a way to teach a little about
the science laws of Newton and for
them to have fun at the same time,"
Murralles said.
Woode sends packets to summer 4-H
program site coordinators before the
end of the school \ ear. They choose
the topics they want taught and
distribute registration forms to
students.
Golden Wings director Cynthia
Tinner said this is the first year the
da) care has offered 4-H participation.
"It was really interesting, and I think
they enjoyed it," she said.
4-H was formally established in 1914
under the Smith-Lever Act, which
created the cooperative extension
system within the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, state land-grant
universities and counties.
Its well-known symbol, a four-leaf
clover, represents the program's four
primary principles: head, heart, hands
and health.


Senses
Ivana Shaw, 6, uses her sense of
sight to try to determine what's
in the cup. (above)


Healthy habits
Cloverbuds class members
Jordan Jones, Myron Tillman,.
Ahmad Kelly, Asa Myrick,
Carine Reed, Tristen Murray,
Ivana Shaw and Christopher
Jordan learned about healthy
habits during a 4H program at
Golden Wings 3Es Academy
recently. (left)


Communicating
Carine Reed, 6, practices
communication skills with
Cloverbuds classmate Asa
Myrick, 5. (top).


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Oituaries


Annie Alford
Annie Alford, 71 of Quincy,
died on Saturday, July 20, 2006,
in Quincy.
A native of
Leon
county, she
was an
aide and
member of
St. Mark
M.B.
Church.
Funeral
services
are at noon
Saturday, July 29, at St. Mark
M.B. Church with the Rev.
Johnny Randolph officiating, and
burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery.
Betsey Funeral Home has charge
of arrangements. Family will
receive friends at Betsey Funeral
Home from noon until 6 p.m.
Friday, July 28.
She is survived by four
daughters, Bernice Alford and
Lorene Alford of Quincy, Janice
Nelson and Patricia Collins of
Columbus, GA; two sons, Lonnie
Alford of Columbus, GA, and
Nathaniel Alford of Tallahassee;
three sisters, Cora Bryant of
Mystic, GA, Inez Lockwood and
Ethel Outley of Quincy, FL; two
brothers, Frank Hawkins of
Pensacola and Willie Hawkins of
Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren
and eight great grands.






John C. Boggs
John C. Boggs entered into
eternal rest Sunday, July 16,
2006.
Mr. Boggs was born in
Lexington, Ga., a son of Willie
Leonard Boggs and Odessa
Gunter Boggs, Saturday, Jan. 22,
1924.
He was a graduate of the
University of Arizona's class of
1945. He honorably served in the
United States Air Force and
retired after 30 years of service as
a colonel in 1971. Mr. Boggs
was formerly a chief lineman
with Aviation Group of
Charleston and most recently a
small, parts processor with Inner
Logic of Charleston. .-
He was a Mason, Shriner and a
member of the International Ace'
Association, as well as the
Retired Officers Association of


West Georgia.
Surviving are his wife, Loudell
A.. Boggs of James Island; two
sons, John A. Boggs of
Tallahassee, and Peter R. Boggs
of Tifton, Ga.; five sisters,
Juanita Griffiths of Lexington,
Ga., Mar Holden of Doraville,
Ga., Jeanette Young of
Brinbridge, Ga., Adele Phillips of
Climax, Ga. Yvonne Woods of
Gainesville, Ga., and two
grandsons.
A memorial service was held at
11 a.m., Wednesday, July 19,
2006, at the Victory Baptist
Church in Charleston, S.C. The
family has requested that in lieu
of flowers memorials be made to
the Victory Baptist Church
building fund, 335 Woodlands
Shores Rd., Charleston, S.C.
29412. The James A. McAlister,
Inc. funeral home was in charge
of arrangements.

James A. McAlister
Funeral Home


Glen R. Faircloth
Glen R. Faircloth, 57, of the
Sandridge Community, died
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at home.
He retired after 31 years with
UPS.
Services were July 21 at Flat
Creek Baptist Church, and burial,
with full military honors from the
U.S. Army, was at Flat Creek
Cemetery. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Paricia (Patty) Rose Faircloth; his
daughters, Candy Smith of
Tallahassee and Mary Sue Shinall
Libby of Atlanta, Ga.; a son,
Wesley Glen Fiarcloth of
Tallahassee; five grandchildren;
his brothers, James W. Faircloth
and Ronnie Faircloth both of
Sandridge; his sisters, Laurette
Faircloth Green of Tallahassee,
Wanda Faircloth Payne of Milton
and Betty Jo Faircloth Jaillett of
Decatur, Ala.
He was pre-deceased by his
parents, Jessie B. and Henrietta
Chance Faircloth, and two
brothers, Amos and Benjamin
Faircloth.


Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


John Lockwood
John L. Lockwood, 80 of Lake
Talquin Community in Quincy,
died Sunday, July 23, 2006 at
home.
He was a native and life long
resident of Quincy, son of the late
Letha Bradwell and John
Lockwood, Jr., attended the
public schools of Gadsden
County, served in the US Army
from 1945 to 1947 and was
honorably discharged as a Private
First Class. He retired as a truck
driver for a construction
company.
He was
married to
Ms.
Oraline .
Farlin and .
they were
the parents
of eleven
children.
He was
preceded in
death by
his wife, son, parents, sisters,
brothers and other loved ones.
Funeral services will be
Saturday, July 29, 11 am, at
Bethlehem Church of God In
Christ, burial with military
honors in the Bradwell Cemetery
in Quincy. Visitation will be
Friday, July 28, 6 to 8 pm, at
Madry Memorial Funeral Chapel,
who has in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by sons, Leroy
Farlin (Patricia) of Clearwater,
Randolph Lockwood, Sr. (Mary)
of Quincy, Burnell Lockwood,
Sr, (Katie) of Largo, Ervin
Lockwood (Tanya) of
Tallahassee, Jerry Lockwood
(Sheila) of Chattahoochee, and
Lawrence Lockwood (Marian) of
Havana; daughters, Betty
Lockwood Jackson (Jerome),
Martha Lockwood (Roger) and
Sarah Lockwood McGee (James)
all of Quincy, and Gloria
Lockwood Hughes of Atlanta,
GA; sisters, Ruby Bradwell
Veneszee of Quincy, Essie
Bradwell of Opa Locka and Mary
Lockwood Kinder of Utica, NY;
brothers, Freddie Bradwell
(Annie) and Edgar Bradwell of
Quincy, and Willie Bradwell of
Philadelphia, PA. Devoted
friends, Mariah Alford and
family; a host of grand and great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
cousins i other relatives and
friends '3


Madry
Funeral
U Home


Geraldine Janet
Preston-Strong
Geraldine Janet Preston-Strong,
64, the first born of the late
Leoma Hazel Johnson-Preston
and William Ernest Preston of
Coconut
Creek, died
Sunday,
June 18,
2006 at
Broward
General
Hospital in
Ft.
Lauderdale.
A native of
Gadsden
County, she
was a
retired educator.
The service was June 18 at Mt.
Hermon AME, with Dr. JChn F.
White; Sr. officiating. Sh was
interred at The Gardens in Boca
Raton. Mizell and Kurtz Funeral
Home was in charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter,
Natalie Strong-Maughn of
Coconut Creek; her son-in-law,
Edwin Maughn of Coconut
Creek; her granddaughters,
Natalia Cox and Nakail Francis
both of Coconut Creek; two
brothers, Ronald (Earlene)
Preston and Johnnie Lee Preston
both of Quincy; her sisters, Willie
Rose (William) Powell of Miami,
Linda (Leslie) Samuels of Ft.
Lauderdale and Latina V. Preston
of Pembroke Pines; her aunt,
Leola (Richard) Mashburn of
Tallahassee and a special
sister/cousin, Willie Mae Johnson
,(Johnnie) Watkins of Springfield,
Mass.'


Mizell & Kurtz
Funeral Home


Olan W. Sadler
Olan W. Sadler, 92, died
Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Havana.
Funeral services were July 26,
with burial at Woodland
Cemetery. Faith Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.

Saint John AME
The Mattie Jones Missionary
Society will present a program
Sunday, July 30 at 11 a.m. The
speaker will be Sister Sandra D.
Bryant first lady and advisor.
,.Saint John AME Church is.
located at 4445 Bainbridge
High a), Quincy. Re'. mattle ie
J. Bryant is the pastor.


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Second Elizabeth M.B.
The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church
family takes this opportunity to
invite our family and friends to
join in with us in our service
Sunday, July 30, as we present
"the seven steps to the fullness of
the cross."
Several ministers from the area
will present a brief discussion on
this topic. For more information,
please contact Rev. Earl Williams
at 627-3148.
The church family will combine
with St. John AME Church and
Stewart Temple AME Church in
summer revival, July 31 Aug. 4.
Thus, bible study for Aug. 2 is
postponed until Wednesday, Aug.
9. Topic for discussion is
"Winning the Battles of Life,"
Exodus 17:1-6. Rev. Dr. General
Bryant, pastor.

Old fashioned joint
revival begins July 31
Steward Temple AME Church,
Second Elizabeth MB Church
and St. John AME Church will
have a joint revival July 31 -
Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. The preacher
will be Rev. Willie E. Hagan
pastor of Arnet Chapel AME
Church in Quincy.
Host church is Steward Temple
AME Church, 85 Woodward Rd,
Quincy.

Greater Tanner society
clothes give-away set
Greater Tanner Chapel's
Phoebe McGee Missionary
Society, host society for the
clothes drive give-away Saturday,
July 22 at the recreation
department, along with Rev.
Elizabeth Yates., pastor, would
like to thank each and every
church missionary society for
their wonderful and dedicated
participation in our efforts to
serve the entire district area and
surrounding communities. A
heartfelt thanks to all societies for
their participation, which made it
a great success. God bless you
all.

Midway Choir featured
at evening of gospel
The Church of God of Prophecy


will host an evening ,of gospel
music for the soul featuring the
Midway Choir Saturday, Aug. 5
at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 477
Palmer Road'in Midway.

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

First Elizabeth M.B.
unit program Sunday
The First Elizabeth MB Church
family, under the leadership of
Pastor Larryissac Scott, would
like to invite everyone to our
"100 Men and Women in Black
and White Coming Together in
Unity" program, Sunday, July 30
at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is
Rev. James .Youmas, pastor of
Greater Friendship MB Church in
Panama City, Fla. Come one,
come all. For more information
please contact Mary Bush Smith
at 850-875-3644.

Interdenomination
prayer band services
The interdenomination prayer
band services will convene
Saturday and Sunday, July 29 -
30 at 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Moriah
PB Church, located on County
Road 268 in Midway.
For more information contact
Sister W. Holton at 576-2692,
Sister E. Jenkins at 875-3587, or
Sister P. Bridges at 875-2390.
Rev. Gay is the pastor.

More Church News on
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Happy Birtltid,)'
In Loving Memory
of
Verdell "Bell" Simmons
July 29, 1945 January 11, 2005
To Our Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Aunt And Sister
Even though it's been a year since you
departed and went to a more peaceful
place, we think of you always and for-
ever Especially, this day. From the
encouraging words down to the smiles,
love, peace andjoy you've shared is ,
spreading constantly day after day. We
think of you love and silence, as some-
one often speaks your name. But all we
have is memories and your picture in a
frame. This day Is a very special day;
it's your Birthday. Everyone thought of you with a lot of lovS.
I One thing for sure is that you'll never be forgotten, although you
are away. Your memory is a treasure that can never be replaced.
Thus God has you now, our hearts have you always.

From the family of everlasting love: Travis, Lorenzo, Sharon,
Stolla, George, Patrick, Timothy, Leroy, Johnny, and ames (chil-
dren), Elouise Hill (mother), grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and other devoted family and friends


/n moving 'Memory of
BILLY C. RICHARDS
January 9, 1945 uCy 29, 2005
I ) .We little knew that morn-
ing that God was going to 7/
call your name. In life we 4Q.N
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S.we do the same. It broke I
our hearts to lose you, you \
did not go alone; for part of (
us went with you, the day )
God called you home. You
left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide; and though we can-
not see you, you are always at our side. Our
family is broken, and nothing seems the
Same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain
| 7 / --7will link again.

wife, We love you and miss you,
Your wife Sheila, daughter Allison (Jorge)
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deliver the message at 11 a.m.,
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Socieon Bible School "Sonshine

host tcowe tboy theme Monday
SunAll children in kindergarten
served. at SX
Jameily, Friends Day at
Church of Jesus Christ
Quincy.
Please come out and fellow-
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vacation Bible School "Sonshine
Ranch" cowboy theme Monday
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from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
All children in kindergarten
through sixth grade are invited
to attend.ing this event should
We hope to see you there.

Family, Friends Day at
Church of Jesus Christ
Laced with food, fun and wor-
ship, The Church of Jesus Christ
is hot at Family and Friends
Day for all surrounding areas.
Family and Friends Day (FFD)
will be housed at The Church of
Jesus Christ located at 29 N.
Seller Road in Quincdy off of
Highway 90. The fun will event will
convene Sunday, July 30 at 9:30
a.m. People who are ins completerested
in attending this event should
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This day is a day filled with
opportunities to meet and greet
people of all ages, color, creed
and backgrounds. The church is
inviting everyone to come out










have fellowshiped with theall.
cAmongd those ministering either
fish, chicken, sweets, drinks and
more. The fun willdevelop

people very aspeciate this Sunday
the same as every Sunday serv-
ice with the exception of having
all who will attend FFD and the
food. Service will begin as usual

continuing through to regular
service at 10:45 a.m. All the
mingling and eating will take
place after the service ends.
The main focus and goal of
FFD is to create an opportunity
to reach out to the members who
have fellowshiped with the
church and those who have ever
visited. It's a way to allow those
people to be appreciated for their
membership and visitations with


the fellowship of The Church of
Jesus Christ.
"We have had the pleasure of
meeting many dedicated labor-
ers for the Lord," said Charles
Hester, presiding elder. "For
which, they have ventured into
other areas of working for God
and we would like the opportu-
nity to invite them to fellowship
with us again."
Hester says not only is the con-
gregation looking forward to
rekindling with old members
and friends but they also delight
in meeting new ones.

Smith Chapel Bible
College grand opening
in Chattahoochee
Smith Chapel Bible College
will have an open house
Saturday, Aug. 26, with fall 2006
registration Friday, Sept. 1 and
classes starting Thursday, Sept. 7
at 6:30 p.m.
The bible college is located at
New Zion MB Church at 556
Lincoln Dr. in Chattahoochee.
For further information contact
Rev. Dr. James Atkins at 663-
4031, Elder Aundre' Smith at
663-5843 or Deacon Clinton
McWhite at 663-2661.
Take classes for enrichment or
enroll in one of seven degree
programs.

Gospel Consolers to
celebrate anniversary
The Gospel Consolers will cel-
ebrate their 17th anniversary
July 29 30 at the Mt. Pilgrim
PB Church at 7 p.m. Saturday
night with a musical program,
and Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
with a church service. Rev.
Julius Robinson will be the guest
speaker.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information contact
Barbara Bryant at 875-1506.

Elizabeth Church of
Christ WIH, Inc.
Please join us for our third
annual Gospel in the Park/Back
to School Rally, Aug. 5 from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southside
Community Park in
Chattahoochee, Fla. There will
be fun-filled games and activi-
ties, informational booths, and
an address from the Gadsden
County superintendent of
schools.
The climax of the day will be
the backpack give-away to stu-
dents in grades Pre-K through
12, on a first come, first served
basis. Your presence will help to
make this event a great success.
In other church news:
*Aug. 11 services at II
Corinthians at 7:30 p.m.
*Aug. 15 Bible study at 7:30


p.m.
To become part of our building
fund project by making a month-
ly pledge, please contact the
church at 850-856-5254. Thanks
in advance. God Bless. Elder
Dedric Streeter, pastor.

Santa Clara Baptist
VBS August 5
Santa Clara Baptist Church of
Quincy encourages children
ages. three through 12 to join
them f6r an out-of-this-world
adventure during Vacation Bible
School Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m.
The theme is "Space Quest:
Exploring my mission with
Jesus." Blast into adventure-
filled Bible stories, create far-out
space crafts, and experience
extraordinary space quest music.
Lunch will be served. Bring
the children and have fun with
us.
The church is located at 841 E.
Jefferson St. in Quincy. For
more information call the church
office at 627-8816.

Pine Bloom M.B.
honors pastor, wife
On behalf of our pastor, Rev.
William C. Brinson, and our first
lady, Sister Tamika Brinson, the
Pine Bloom Missionary Baptist
Church would like to take this
opportunity to thank each and
everyone who played a part in
our pastor's installation services
July 9.
We would especially like to
thank Rev. T.C. Johnson, who
conducted the morning service,
and Rev. Silas Brinson, who was
accompanied by his deacons and
choir from Willow Head
Missionary Baptist Church in
Thomasville, Ga., for conduct-
ing the installation service at 3
p.m.
Additionally, we certainly
want to thank Superintendent
Reginald James, Pendleton's
Floral Design, the Havana
Northside High School class of
1977, as well as the Pastors
Helping Pastors Fellowship
Council of Bainbridge, Ga.
Our hearts were gladdened by
the outpouring of support from
our families and friends, as well
as from the Gadsden County
community at large. We want to
thank all of you most sincerely
and pray that God will continue
to bless you in your endeavors.
We ask that you will keep us in
your prayers as we continue to
do the will of our father that he
may be glorified through all that
we do as we press toward the
mark of the high calling of Jesus
Christ, our lord.
More Church News
on Page B2


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P.O. Box 546 Quincy, FL 32353
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Bridal Registry & Gifts
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Premier Mortgage Funding, Inc.
A local lender solving yourproblems!
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ROBERT F. MUNROE
DAY SCHOOL
Now accepting applications
for 2005-2006 School Year
91 Old Mt. Pleasant Road Quincy, FL 32352
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850-856-5500 Main Number
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activities acconled or made available ro .tudenti alt tile school.

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Hardwood Lumber & Plwood
25040 Blue Star Highway .
Quincy, Florida 32351 ANN LYNN
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David Tanner, Owner
9813 Woodville Hwy Tallahassee, FL
850-421-9497
Lic #CAC1814116
TALQUIN SEPTIC SERVICE
*Repair Specialist *Permit Assistance
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574-2786
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source of crops and food trir .-.e consume each year. There are many different types of farms. Some focus mainly on the growing of crops, such as corn or wheat. Or some
may have r -.:..: chickens, to produce eggs to eat. Some farms do not even to produce food, but crops such as.cotton, to make clothing out of. But no matter what type of farm
it is, you can bet that the farmers who run ihemr are there to create something for the world to use!
Not only do farms have crops, but many diff- rent ib pes of animals as well. Cows, chickens, pigs, roosters, ducks, geese, goats, horses, and sheep are just some of the
common types you might find. Other types of farms have Jirfei eni animals such as emus, ostrich, and even bison. These animals are raised to help provide food and products
for us to use to live. For example, sheep are raised to harvest their wool to make clothing and cows are raised so that we can have milk to drink!
Farming is an ancient practice that has been around for over 10,000 years. While there is no evidence to prove exactly who the first farmers were, the group most well known
for :,eir, ihe first farmers were the people of Ancient Mesopotamia. In the land now known today as Iraq and parts of Syria and Turkey, the land between the Euphrates and
Tigris Rivers was the c,.ilti. 3aed due to its rich soil. It was for this reason that the area is known as the Fertile Crescent. Because of farming, the people in this region no longer
had to wander the world in search of food; and instead were able to establish civilization, such as Ancient Egypt and Rome. It was for this reason that farming became such
an important part of modern ..,:iiati.:, The farmers of this time period and many of the following periods used wooden tools and animals to work their lands. Farming was
very tedious work, which required many people to accomplish a successful harvest. In the 16th century, or the 1700's, many tools to save time and manpower were beginning
to be invented. Tools such as the cotton gin and the steam engine allowed farmers to save time and money, and to produce more crops. The greater efficiency that was
achieved by the creation of these tools has allowed more people to spend time away from farms to develop other industries. This was one reason that the American Industrial
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3. The modern name of the country where
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6. The century in which more modern
farm machinery started being invented.
7. A pink animal found on farms.
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Bernice B. Brown General Manager
Michael T. McBride Bus Mgr FLA Mortician Assn.
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Dora Burke Parramore
celebrates 90th birthday


On Saturday, July 15, 2006
family and friends of Dora Burke
Parramore celebrated her 90th
birthday at her home in Mt.
Pleasant, where she has lived
most of her life.
She was born July 18, 1916, and
married Arthur Parramore. They
had seven children and raised
them all in Mt. Pleasant. The are,
from oldest to youngest, Melvin
Parramore, Adel, Ga.; Roland
Parramore, Old Mt. Pleasant,
Fla.; Velma O'Neal, Carrabelle,
Fla.; James Parramore, Mt.


Ruth Brinkley celebrates 100
Ruth Brinkley of Gretna celebrated 100 years of age July 15. A
surprise-party was given at the residence of 20 Magnolia. Attending
the gathering were guests from Atlanta, Ga., as well as other family
and friends.
A very special thanks to God first, and to all that made the day a
success, as well as a blessing.
"Obedience will carry you a long way!"


Happy 1st birthday
Aysia Diggs
Te'Aysia Miyanni-Janae Diggs
turned one July 26. She is the
daughter of Tia Zeigler and
Monterrious Diggs. Her maternal
grandparents are Aggie Zeigler
and the late Homer Zeigler, Jr.
Her paternal grandparents are
Wanda Wright and Curtis Diggs.
She is the little sister of
Treyvioun Street and Ja'Marion
Diggs. Shannon Allen is her
godmother.
Te'Aysia celebrated her birthday
with a Care Bears party July 22,
with family and friends.


Shalaunda Gre
to wed July 29
With joyful hearts we ask you to
Shalaunda LaVette Green and Eric
July 29 at Mt. Pilgrim Primitive
Road, Quincy.


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at Mt. Pilgrim
be present at the ceremony uniting
Vondell Nealy at 4 p.m., Saturday,
Baptist Church, 4730 Highbridge


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Due to the Times receiving
incorrect information, in the June
20 edition we published a
wedding announcement for Terell
Woods and Temeka Peoples
saying the wedding would take
place June 16. The wedding
actually took place July 16.

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Pleasant; David Parramore, Old
Mt. Pleasant, Fla.; and Annie Lee
Josey, Carrabelle, Fla. Her fourth
oldest child, Cleveland
Parramore, was killed in 'an
automobile accident in 1957, his
senior year in high school.
Mrs. Parramore has 21
grandchildren, 37 great-
grandchildren, and 10 great-
great-grandchildren.
Her granddaughter, Brandee
Josey Frost, from Dolozah, Okla.,
traveled the farthest.


August gardening
workshop at
Maclay Gardens
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State
Park, 3540 Thomasville Road in
Tallahassee, would like to invite
you to an August in the garden
workshop. We will discuss
preparing for our fall gardens and
ways to make it through a hot
August while dreaming of cooler
autumn days to come. Park
Services Specialist Ginger
Nichols will present an
informative program at the park's
visitor's center.
Meet at the Maclay Garden's
Visitor's Center at 9 a.m.,
Saturday, Aug. 5. The program is
free with park admission ($3 per
person for one or $4 for more
than one and up to eight persons
per vehicle). To learn more call
the park office at (850) 487-4115.
Florida state parks are open
year round from 8 a.m. until
sunset. For more information
about Florida's award-winning
state parks, visit
www.floridastateparks.org.


Gadsden County's Best



Restaurants


AJ's Chicken &

Things

627-0384


Cakie's Cafe

539-7980


Domino's Pizza

875-8300


Golden Falcon

Deli & Convenience

Store

627-4828


Pizza Hut

875-2828


Russo's

627-9800


G&G Caribbean

627-3747


A FREE MEAL?
You Bet!
During the coming year these
great restaurants and the
Gadsden County Times
will give away free dinners!
Watch the monthly
restaurant page for details!
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each month!


. .'Happy Birthday -, ,n ." tppj 3irthd- .
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Miss KenDerica Qua'Destini Nealy will B turn in' 5
f "9 on July 31st. Keni is da adorable daughter of M 1s '.11
". Diamond Princess & Kenneth "Big Man" NealI. '
,. Kendi is da big sistah 2: Miss Errzarieya Jackson &
Mr. KenDreyis Nealy. Kendi's maternal grandparents "
'.;-. -''' -""R: Terone & Diane Humphery, Gary Hughes, Sr.
i and Johnny & Collie Davis. Kendi's paternal grand- (C
Q parents R: Juanite Alls, and Kenneth & Rhonda
(0 Nealy. Kendi is da godchild of: Forrest & Shemika
Dudley, LC. & Kalelia Brown, Willie James & Linda Parks, Carlton &
Diane Sheffield, Jackie & Liza Dilworth and Antwan Betsey. A luau and a '
.. i Plnrn is Party will B given in her honor on July 29th @ 651 South Ke. St..
Quipncy (Diane's house) @ 3:30 pm. Family & friends R in i ted


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Mr. & Mr. David Thomas, of
S^.. the St. John Community, gives
permission for any candidate
\ to use our property for the
usage of campaign signs
or for cook-outs. The usage of
property is not considered an endorsement
of any candidate. We wish the best to all
candidates during election.

Thank You,
Mr. & Mrs. David Thomas


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Instructor will...
1. Attend a MANDATORY training session during
the weekend of August 11-13, 2006, in Tampa, FL.
2. Be available to work at least 2 days a week-
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday.
3. Deliver the required curriculum.
4. Maintain client records, files & paperwork.
5. Perform other duties as required by the Site
Manager, Program Manager, and / or Training
Manager.

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:
1. Associate of Arts (AA) degree and one year of
business/education experience or three years of
business/education experience.
7/27c



Maintenance
Quincy Farms
Immediate opening for a mechanic with at
least 2 years experience in heavy equipment,
forklifts, and automotive repair. Must have
full line of hand tools. Welding a plus. Apply
at 190 Mannie Gunn Rd:, Quincy, FL 32351
or fax to (850) 627-3493.
EOE
7/27&S/03c



FIREFIGHTER

No experience necessary. All training
and travel provided at our expense.
High school grads ages 17-34.
Great benefits package.
Paid relocation-
CALL
1-800-342-8123 (FL) or.
1-800-843-2189 (GA/SC)



Call 850-627-7649
to place your ad TODAY!


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

CASE NO:
06000834CAA

JOSEPHINE B. TATE

vs.

BEVERLY SHAVOU,
and her unknown heirs-
at-law, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and
all unknown persons, if
alive and if dead her sev-
eral and respective
unknown spouse, heirs,
grantees, and creditors,
or other parties claiming
by, through or under
those unknown natural
persons.

and

Any and all unknown
heirs-at-law, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and
all unknown natural per-
sons if alive, and if dead
their several and respec-
tive unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors,
or other parties claiming
by, through or under
MARY Y. SMITH, a
deceased person and
the estate of MARY Y.
SMITH.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE DEFENDANTS:
BEVERLY
SHAVOU, and her
unknown heirs-at-law,
devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all
unknown persons, if
alive and if dead her sev-
eral and respective
unknown spouse, heirs,
grantees, and creditors,
or other parties claiming
by, through or under
those unknown natural
persons, and any and all
unknown heirs-at-law,


devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all
. unknown natural per-
sons if alive, and if dead
her several and respec-
tive unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors,
or other parties claiming
by, through or under
MARY Y., SMITH, a
deaeased person and
the estate of MARY Y.
SMITH.

.YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action
to Quiet Title on the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty in Gadsden County,
Florida Commence at
the Northwest Corner of
the Southwest Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter of
Section 13, Township 3
North, Range 6 West,
Gadsden County, Florida
and run North 101.0 feet;
thence run East 210.0
feet; thence run North
202.0 feet; thence run
East 765.4 feet; thence
run North 241.1 feet;
thence run East 337.2
feet; thence run South
542.6 feet to the 1/4 sec-
tion line; thence run
West along the 1/4 sec-
tion line 1311.8 feet to
the Northwest Corner of
the Southwest 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 which
was the Point of
Beginning. You are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to it on MICHAEL
K. MCCORMICK,
Plaintiff's attorney, on or
before August 29, 2006
and file the original with
the Clerk of the 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 or peti-
tion.

DATED this 7th day of
July, 2006.


Meter Reader
The City of Quincy Customer Services Department
is seeking to hire a Meter Reader. We are searching
for an individual who is interested in joining a win-
ning team, one who understands the value of a team
concept and working as a team player.

Job responsibilities include: the recording of
Electric, Water and Gas consumption readings by
municipal systems users. Performs TURN-ONS,
and TURN-OFFS of customer utility services as
instructed by the Customer Services Director.

This is a highly responsible position requiring an
individual who is focused with a high level of accu-
racy and detail.

The successful candidate MUST possess a high
school diploma or equivalent degree and a CDL
driving license. MUST have the ability to READ
and accurately record numbers and to perform the
physical requirements of this job, i.e., walking and(
bending. MUST have good eyesight significant
enough to read and record small numbers. Good
computer skills are required for this position. A back-
ground in mechanics and equipment is a plus.

We offer a Competitive Salary and Benefit Package.
Salary range is $19,074-28,621. If this sounds like
the opportunity you are looking for, then please mail
or fax your resume to:
Human Resources
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
Fax to: 875-3733
Closing Date: August 1, 2006

The City of Quincy is a Drug Free workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
7/27/06c



NHC

HOMECARE

Oualitv Care is Our Business

FULL TIME RN/Director :f Nursing
Our QUINCY HOMECARE PROGRAM is
a busy Medicare agency, seeking a qualified
RN/DON who wishes to join a teamn that makes
difference" in the lives of our homebound patients.
Homecare or clinical supervisory experienceneeded.
-
Excellent compensation package including benefits;

PER DIEM RN
Also seeking a PER DIEM RN to care for our
homebound patients in the QUINCY area.
Partner-friendly work environment.
Interested individuals may fax their resume to:
850-875-2794
Attn: Dewana Monroe, Administrator, or
call 850-627-7374 for more information.

EOE / DFWP
7/2i0&27c


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of theCircuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Vicki B. Vick
Deputy Clerk
7/13,20,27&08/03/06c


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


CASE
06000819CAA

BETTY MOTEN
MARK MOTEN,
Plaintiffs,


v.

J.M. FLOYD, MAR-
GARET ADELLA
FLOYD, HORTENSE
FLOYD HARRELL, EVA
FLOYD POLLARD,
WILLIAM POLLARD,
EMMIE FLOYD
REYNOLDS, JAMES
$REYNOLDS, PEARL
FLOYD TOOLE, GILES
TOOLE, CINA FLOYD
LATHAM, W.R. LATH-
AM, WILLIAM R. LATH-
AM, JR., KATHLEEN
KIRKLAND LATHAM,
JAMES COLSON LATH-
AM, WILLIAM WESLIE
KNIGHT, JOHN W. MAL-
ONE, ROSALYN FORE-
HAND WLAKER, ISAAC
ANDERSON, a/k/a
ISIAH ANDERSON,
JANICE Y. FOREHAND,
BARRY J. FOREHAND,
JOAN FOREHAND
ANDERSON f/k/a JO
ANN FOREHAND,
FIRST FLORIDA BANK,
N.A., and/or its succes-
sors and assigns, ALETA
KING, and SYLVIA M.
GRICE, if alive, and if
dead, their unknown
spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees or other
persons claiming by,


through, under 'or
against them, or any of
them, and all unknown
persons, if alive, and if
dead, or not known to be
alive or dead, their
unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees or other
persons claiming by,
through, under or
against the unknown
persons,
Defendants.

NOTICEi OF ACTION

TO: J.M. FLOYD, HORT-,
ENSE FLOYD HAR-
RELL, EVA FLOYD

POLLARD, WILLIAM
POLLARD, EMMIE
FLOYD REYNOLDS,
JAMES REYNdLDS,
MARGARET ADELLA
FLOYD, PEARL FLOYD
TOOLE, GILES TOOLE,
WILLIAM R. LATHAM,
JR., CINA FLOYD LATH-
AM, W.R. LATHAM,
KATHLEEN KIRKLAND
LATHAM, JAMES COL-
SON LATHAM,
WILLIAM WESLIE
KNIGHT, JOHN W. MAL-
ONE, JOAN FORE-
HAND ANDERSON f/k/a
JO ANN FOREHAND,
and ISAAC ANDERSON
a/k/a ISIAH ANDER-
SON, if alive, and if
dead, their unknown
spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees or other
persons claiming by,
through, under or
against them, or any of
them, and all unknown
persons, if alive, and if
dead, or not known to be
alive or dead, their
unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees or other
persons claiming by,
through, under or
against the unknown
persons, claiming to
have any right, title or
interest in the property


Code Enforcement Officer
Gadsden County Department
of Growth Management
Position #27 "
Coordinates the enforcement activities
of various Gadsden County ordinances
and codes relating to zoning, public 6ui-
sances, and land use. This position has
extensive public contact and interaction
with business and property owners,
renters, county employees and elected
officials. Investigates reports of viola-
tions of laws relating to nuisances and
land development code which typically
include illegal home occupations, illegal
second units, illegal home placement or
structure, fence violations, illegal signs,
graffiti, debris, weeds, inoperable and
illegal vehicles, sanitation problems and
noise violations.
Requires graduation from high school
supplemented by college level courses
in public relations or a field related to
municipal code enforcement, an associ-
ate of arts degree desirable and three
years in code or law enforcement, plan-
ning, or a closely related, field that
involves field investigative work, public
contact, and the interpretation of laws or
rules; or any equivalent combination of
the above listed training and experience.
Must have a valid Florida driver's license
and a good driving record.
To apply submit a County employment
application to the Human Resource
Office, 5-B East Jefferson St., Quincy,
FL 32353. Application deadline: 08-07-
06. Salary Range $12.46 $16.79/hr.
Call 850-875-7243 if you have questions
about the position. You may email your
resume to faircloth@gadsdengov.net.
You may obtain a copy of the application
by visiting our website at
gadsdengov.net. EOE/AA. 7/27/06c




Great Opportunity!
TELLER SUPERVISOR

NEEDED!

Envision Credit Union is currently seeking
individuals with strong leadership skills and
the ability to successfully implement
change. Responsible for the ongoing daily
coaching of employees to attain goals for
new business through promotions, identifying
member needs, and offering appropriate prod-
ucts and services. Ensure exceptional and
consistent member service levels. Supervise
the overall operational activities of the teller
area in a professional and efficient manner. At
least one year of supervisory or management
experience required.

All selected applicants must have satisfactory
drug test, criminal background and credit
checks. Apply on-line at ww.envisioncu.com.

Envision offers excellent compensation and
benefits package. EOE/Drug Free




0:

I^HBJOB^^

OPEN3INGTTSM


SUPERCUTS: $500
Bonus/Full Time. FL
licensed, motivated
Full/Part-time stylists. 4
locations. *Up to 50%
commission/guaran-
teed hourly. *Benefits
*Advancement ops
850-510-4649
7/20&27p


Drivers: Great Pay,
Bonus Prgm! Solos:
Avg. $900-$1100/wk.
Teams: Guaranteed
5200 mi/wkly. Owner/
Ops Welcome! CDL-A
2 yrs. Exp. Required.
Anita: 800-451-5529.
7/27p


DOCUMENT CON-
TROL CLERK
Electronic
Manufacturer has an
immediate opening for
a Documents Clerk.
Electronics experience
desirable. MS Word,
Excel & scanning
experience needed.
Temporary position


described in this
Complaint; and all par-
ties having or claiming to
have, any right, title or
interests in the title to the
real property herein,
which is subject to
Plaintiffs' quiet title
action.

You are hereby notified
that a quiet title action


with fulltime potential.
eoe m/f dfwp Apply at
102 Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
(850) 539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
7/27&8/03c


Handyman/Maintenan
ce
E lectro nic
Manufacturer has a
temporary opening (6-
8 weeks) for a
Handyman/Maintenan
ce Contractor.
Knowledge of plumb-
ing, electrical, air con-
ditioning, motors, and
general building/prop-
erty maintenance a
plus. Hardworking,
good mechanical skills.
Competitive wage.
EOE-M/F DFWP Apply
at: 102 Technology
Way, Havana FL
32333, FAX 850-539-
2509 email
hr@teligentems.com
7/27&8/03c


has been filed regarding
the following property in
Gadsden County,
Florida, to-wit:

Commence at a 5/8 inch
iron bar and cap #3266,
found, known as marking
the Northwest Corner of
the Northeast Quarter of
the Northeast Quarter of
said Section 14,


The Early Learning Coalition of the
Big Bend Region, a non-profit organi-
zation, seeks to complement its staff
with the following professional positions:

Children's Services Coordinator
This position will be responsible for coor-
dination and management of Children's
Services for seven counties in the Big
Bend Region.
Individual must have knowledge and
experience in early intervention, disabili-
ties and medical terminology, components
of quality childcare, screening and
assessment tools, and community
resources. The candidate must have
strong communication, interpersonal and
organizational skills, along with superviso-
ry skills.

Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S.
degree in Early Childhood Development
or related field and must have experience
screening and assessing children ages 0-
5, and 2 years supervising staff. Qualified
applicants should submit resumes and
salary requirements to.the address listed
below.

Technical Assistance Specialist
This position will be responsible for pro-
viding training and technical assistance to
Early Learning Programs in seven coun-
ties. This position will review monitoring
reports and plan technical assistance,
mentoring and training to assist centers in
improving their program operations.
Attention to detail, organization, and
excellent people skills are a must.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3
years experience working in programs
serving children ages 0-5 and a C.D.A,
A.A. or B.S. in Early Childhood
Development or a related field. Qualified
applicants should submit resumes and
salary requirements to the address listed
below.
Email resumes and salary requirements
(including position title) to:
aroberts @ elcbigbend.org

or mail to:
Early Learning Coalition
325 John Knox Road
Building L Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Attn: Program Dept.



Early Learning Specialist Coordinator
This position will serve as point of entry
to the providers, community partners and
staff at the Early Learning Coalition office
in Quincy, FL. Individual must have knowl-
edge of the components of quality child
care, as this position will assist child care
providers in the use of early learning
materials and resources, and provide
administrative support to staff at the local
coalition office.
Applicants must have a minimum of a
CDA (Child Development Associate)
Credential and experience with general
office equipment, computer skills and soft-
ware, attention to detail, organization and
professional written and verbal communi-
cation skills. Qualified applicants should
submit resumes and salary requirements
including position titles to:
aroberts@elcbigbend.org
or mail to:
Early Learning Coalition
325 John Knox Road
Building L Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Attn: Program Dept.






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ROACHES? Use
BUGMAX 365. Lasts
up to one year
indoors. Results
Guaranteed. Kills
ants, too! Bell &
Bates, 627-6115
7/27-9/28p


BED-Brand New
Queen Orthopedic
Pillow-Top Mattress
Set. In plastic, warran-
ty, can deliver. $250.
425-8374


6 PC BEDR
SET-Headbo
frame, dresser, r


chest, nightstand.
NEW in boxes, must
sell $550. 222-9879
7/27tf


SOFA & LOVESEAT,
NEW MICROFIBER.
Stain-resistant,
Lifetime Warranty, Still
in Crate, Can Deliver.
Sug. List $1250, Sell
$475. 545-7112
7/27tf


7/27tf MATTRESS: King
Size Orthopedic 3 pc.
Set. New, unopened
IOOM w/warranty. Sacrifice
Dard, $295.222-2113


7/27 tf


C&N REMODELING
SERVICES, INC.
Where Your One Call
Takes Care of it All.
Complete Remodels,
Historical Restoration,
Decks, Carpentry,


mirror,


Township 2 North,
Range 4 West, and run
thence South 01
degrees, 20 minutes, 45
seconds West 328.94
feet, to a point on the
centerline of Shelfer
Street; thence run North


Cont'd pg. 7B


2 -' -.







OFFICE ASSISTANT I
CS40A108
(less than full-time)
Typing ability
must be demonstrated
at the time
of application
$13,605 $15,782
annually
Counseling Dept.
Closing 8/4/06 at 5pm

(Re-advertisement)
LEARNING CENTER
COORDINATOR
CS4LCC02
$35,917-$41,664
annually
Academic Support
Program
Writing Center
Closing 8/4/06 at 5pm

OPS ACCOUNTING
ASSISTANT
(Half-time)
$12 $15 Hourly
Foundation Office
Open until filled

The following vacancy
is-fiscal year
contracted

COORDINATOR,
HUMAN SERVICES
GR000473
$40,000 annually
DOH/Graphics
& Marketing
Closing 8/4/06 at 5 pm

Visit the College's web-
site at www.tcc.fl.e'du
for position details,
employment applica-
tion, and application
process. For ADA
accommodations notify
Human Resources;
(850) 201-8510, fax
201-8489, TDD 201-
8491 or FL Relay 711.
Submit mandatory
Tallahassee
Community College
employment applica-
tion to Human
Resources TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr.,
Tallahassee, FL
32304-2895; or email
humres@tcc.fl.edu.
Human Resources
hours 8A.M. 5 P.M.,
Mon Fri. TCC will be
closed 7/4/06.

An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer


Drivers-

Call! Start!

Earn!
Driver FREE
Health Ins!
Great Benefits &
Pay!
CDL-A, 1 yr.
Tractor Trl. Exp.
Req.
800-256-6691



Job
Opening
'Small World
Learning Center
of Quincy, Inc.
512 Martin L.
King, Jr. Blvd.
850-875-3235
Accepting
applications for
an Assistant
Preschool
School Teacher.
Hjgh School
Diploma
Required


Roofing,
plumbing.
etc, etc...
4919.


siding,
Electrical,
850-442-

7/27tf


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LEGALS


I LEGALS I


SERVICES









The Gadsden County Tifnes July 27, 2006 7B


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restaurant. Call
@ 850-579-2821
7/20


2, 3 BR mobile h
Central heat/
Starting at $35
850-627-3807.


House for Rent. HUD
preferred. 3 BR, 2
Bath, LR, den, kitchen,
DR, utility room. Large
fenced front and back
yard. $800 month. Call
877-9902 or 766-4124.
7/20-8/03p


CITY OF QUINCY
INVITATION TO BID

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed
Bids will be received by the Purchasing
Officer of the City of Quincy for furnishing
the following items or services:

SERVICE: Provide the necessary materials,
equipment and labor to prepare and grade
parking lot, install sidewalk, drainage culverts,
handicap accessible parking 'spaces, concrete
entrances and gravel parking lot surface, Baby
Changing Station in Bathroom, Bicycle Rack,
and Water Fountain; all being delineated and
described on the plans and in the project spec-
ifications manual for City of Quincy Robert
F Nealy Driving Range Parking Lot
Construction.

BID SUBMISSION

BIDS will be received by sealed envelope in
the Purchasing Division, City Hall, 404 West
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351 until
2:00 P.M, on August 10, 2006 at which time
they will be opened and read in the
Commission Chambers by the. Purchasing
Director. Proposals received after this time
will not be considered and no time extensions
will be permitted. Please clearly mark
Proposals:

City of Quincy Robert F. Nealy Driving
Range Parking Lot Construction #CQ-07-
18-2006-01.

FOR INFORMATION

Copies of this Proposal Document may be
obtain by contacting Antonio Jefferson,
Purchasing Officer at 850-627-7681 Ext 251.

ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTIONS

The City of Quincy reserves the right to reject
any or all Proposals with or without cause; to
waive any or all irregularities with regard to
the specifications and to make the award to
the firm offering the greatest advantage to the
City. Please be advised that the proposals) is
issued subject to the General Conditions of the
proposalss.
7/27&8/03/06c



Invitation to Bid
Bid No. 06-11

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for
one (1) Instructor Greenhouse. Bids will
be received until 10:00 a.m., Friday,
August 11, 2006 in the Management
Services Department, 5-B E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and opened
immediately thereafter in the County
Manager's Conference Room, 9 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351.
Specifications may be obtained from the
Management Services Department at 5-
B E. Jefferson Street,,Quincy, FL or by
dialing 850-875-8660. Questions con-
cerning the specifications should be
directed to Dr. Henry Grant at 850-875-
7255. Bid will not be valid if not sealed in
an envelope marked -"SEALED BIDS"
and identified by the name of the firm, bid
number and time of opening. The
Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any one bid or all bids, anypart of
any bid, to waive any informality in any
bid, and to award the purchase in the
best interest of the County. EEO/AA


Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Assistant County Mgr


90 degrees 00 minutes
00 seconds East 304.24
feet to a 1 1/4 inch iron
pipe, found, on the
Northerly right of way
boundary of a 30 foot
maintained roadway
known as Flagler Street,
said point marking the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue
thence North 90 degrees
00 minutes 00 seconds
East along said
Northerly right of way
boundary 99.87 feet to a
5/8 inch iron bar, found;
thence leaving said


Marion Brown
County Manager
7/27/06c


Northerly right of way
boundary run North 01
degrees 16 minutes 56
seconds East 115.03
feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar
and cap #5831, found;
thence run North 89
degrees 59 minutes 22
seconds West 100.18
feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar
and cap #5831, found;
thence run South 01
degrees 07 minutes 54
seconds West 115.04
feet to said POINT OF
BEGINNING. Said par-
cel containing .26 acres,
more or less.


Dutch Burmah Heights. New
listing-Well built 1950's
-8/03p charmer,with 2,441 sf.
4/2 on 1 acre. Tons of
storage, mother-in-law
iomes. suite downstairs, sun-
air. room. Original hard-
50/mo. wood floors. Only
$185,000. Call Bootsey
7/27c George 556-9785.
Serpico Realty, Inc.
7/27-8/10c


1999 28x52
home. 3BR,
Good condition
payoff $37,0
be moved. WV
ate on movie
850-442-6546
1521.



24 Acres in


lawn. Upgraded tile
and carpet, and a large
back patio. Prime loca-
tion. on CR 379 aka
Hoecake Road. White
house with front porch.
Good schools. Price
$189,000. Call 694-
0380.
7/20&27p


Home for sale in Bristol
on dead end road.
mobile 3500 sf heat/cool, 4700
2 BA. under roof, 2 acres.
on. Asking 22x40 inground pool,
00. Must cookhouse with heat/
Vill negoti- air, barn, dog pens,
ng costs. paved drive, land-
or 933- escaped yards, too
many amenities to list.
7/20&27p $375,000. Additional
land can be bought
adjoining. 850-643-
E. Leon 6190.


County/Tallahassee.
Surrounded with great
school zones. Can be
subdivided into two
lots. Build your dream
home! Only $449,00.
1-888-766-3444.
7/06-29p


In Bristol, almost new 4
BD, 2 BA split floor plan
home on 2 acres of all


7/13-8/03p


1.84 acres already
cleared in Gadsden
County off Highway
65B (Old Federal) on
Augustine Rd. 6 miles
from Quincy, close to I-
10 and Wal-Mart.
$20,000. Call 850-379-
8190 or 850-556-6833.
7/20&27p


I LEGAL I^A


FORMERLY
AS:


KNOWN


These two vacant lots
No. Twelve (12) and No.
Thirteen (13) on
Tallahassee Street of the
J. M Floyd Subdivision to
Gadsden County,
Florida, and these lots
being part of a tract of
land as recorded in EEE
Book, Page 405. Each
being fifty (50) feet wide
East and West and run-
ning back One Hundred
Twenty Five (125) feet
North and South.

has been filed against
you, and you are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses
to the Complaint, if any,
on Brian J. Street,
Esquire, Rose, '
Sundstrom & Bentley,
LLP, 2180 W. State Road
434, Suite 2118,
Longwood, FL 32779,
attorneys for the
Plaintiffs, and file the
original with the Clerk of
the above-styled Court,
on or before August 17,
2006; otherwise a judg-
ment may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the
Complaint.

Witness my hand and
seal of 'said Court on the
5 day of July, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
"Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL).

By: Taya.Turner
Deputy Clerk
7/13,20,27&08/03/06c


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

File No.: 06-000333 CPA
Division: Probate


IN RE: ESTA
JOHNIE JAME
LEY (a/k/a J
Dudley)
Deceased

NOTICE TO
TORS


,TE OF
S DUD-
John J.



CREDI-


The administration of the
estate of JOHNIE
JAMES DUDLEY (a/k/a
John J. Dudley),
deceased, whose date of
death was June 13,
2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for GADS-
DEN County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
FL 32351-5649. The
names and addresses of
the Personal
Representative and the
P e r s o n a I
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against
Decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE


TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against
Decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,


ANY CLAIM
(2) YEARS
AFTER T
DENT'S
DEATH IS I

The date of
tion of this
20, 2006.

Attorney f
Representa
DANIEL W.
Florida Bar
1330 Thom
TallahasseE
32303
Telephone:
1910

Personal.
Represe ta
JAMES' I
343 Main S
Metuchen,
Telephone:
6099



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sale on Aug
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be on items
estate of: A
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Linwood S
Sarina Wil
and James
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described a
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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
PROBATE DIVISION'
File No. 06000344CPA
Probate Division

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Edith Christine Bailey
Deceased

NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION

The. administration of the,
estate of Edith Christine
Bailey, deceased, File
Number 06000344CPA,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number
06000344CPA; the
address of which is 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The names and address
of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representatives'
attorney are set forth
below.


S-LIED I WU ALL INTERESTED PER-
OR MORE SONS ARE NOTIFIED
HE DECE- THAT:
DATE OF All persons on whom this
BARRED. notice is served who
have objections that
f first publica- challenge the validity of
notice is July the will, the qualifications
of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or
or Personal jurisdictionof this Court
tive: are required to file their
DOBBINS objections with this Court
No. 0263176 WITHIN THE
asville Road LATER OF THREE
e, Florida MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
850-222- PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
tive: A COPY OF THIS
DUDLEY NOTICE ON THEM.
street
NJ 08840 All creditors of the dece-
732-494- dent and other persons,
who have claims or
7/20&27/06c demands against dece-
dent's estate on home
a copy of this notice is
OF PUBLIC served within three
ALE months after the date of
the first publication of
SERVICE, this notice must file their
s Notice of claims with this Court
* of Lien and WITHIN THE LATER OF
II these vehi- THREE MONTHS
08/11/2006, AFTER THE DATE OF
i. at 17974 THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TAR HWY TION OF THIS NOTICE
FL 32351- OR THIRTY DAYS
uant to sub- AFTER THE DATE 'OF
3.78 of the SERVICE OF A COPY
statutes. A-1 OF THIS NOTICE ON
:VICES, INC. THEM.
the right to
reject any All other creditors of the
ids. decedent and other per-
:1 LH453223 sons who have claims or
K demands against the
26R0712684 decedent's estate must
DA file their claims with this
A71T029979 court WITHIN THREE
ITI MONTHS AFTER THE
07/27/06c DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
TICE
ALL CLAIMS,
rentals, 649 DEMANDS AND
)rive, Quincy, OBJECTIONS NOT SO
will have a FILED WILL BE FOREV-
lust 12, 2006 ER BARRED.
This sale will
stored in the NOTWITHSTANDING
ltha Cessna, THE TIME PERIODS
y Jones, C- SET FORTH ABOVE,
Russ, B-9; ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
Smith, C-36; (2) YEARS OR MORE
liams, B-18; AFTER THE DECE-
Winbush, C- DENT'S DATE OF
)n payment of DEATH IS BARRED.
contents
is household The date of the first pub-
items will be


location of this
July 27, 2006.

Attorney for
Representative
Jennifer Sweet
Florida Bar No
Penson & Padg
2810 Remingf
Circle
Tallahassee,
32308
Telephone
8000


Notice is


Personal
3s:
ting
.0661880


11 TOR SLE I


gett, P.A. Representative
on Green Jennifer Sweet
Florida Bar No
Florida Penson & Pad
2810 Remingt
850-561- Circle
Tallahassee,
32308


P e r s o n a I
Representatives:
Gary W. Bailey
Ernestine B. Priester
07/27&08/03/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR -GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 06000344CPA
Probate Division .

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Edith Christine Bailey
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS .

The administration of the
estate of Edith Christine
Bailey, deceased, whose
date of death was
February 14, 2006, is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number
06000344CPA; the
address of which is 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The names and address
of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representatives'
attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons,
who have claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims,
and who have been
served a copy of this
notice, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons who have claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate,
including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

THE DATE OF FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS JULY 27,
2006.

Attorney for Personal


Telephone
8000

P e r s o
Representative
Gary W. Bailey
Ernestine B. P
07/27&


as:
ting
.0661880
gett, P.A.
ton Green

Florida

850-561-


n a I
es:

riester
.08/03/06c


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
FIND THE GADSDEN
COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENTS
ADOPTED BY
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-
006, 2006-007, 2006-
008, 2006-009, 2006-
010 AND 2006-014
IN COMPLIANCE
AND THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS
ADOPTED BY ORDI-
NANCE NOS. 2006-004,
2006-005, 2006-011,
2006-012, 2006-013,
AND 2006-015
NOT IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO.06-1-NOI-
2001-(A)-(I)-(N)

The Department gives
notice of its intent to find
the Amendment(s) to the
Comprehensive Plan for
Gadsden County, adopt-
ed by Ordinance No(s)
2006-004, 2006-005,
2006-011, 2006-012,
2006-013, AND 2006-
015, on April 25, 2006,
NOT IN COMPLIANCE,
and Ordinance No(s)
2006-006, 2006-007,
2006-008, 2006-009,
2006-010 AND 2006-014
on April 25, 2006 IN
COMPLIANCE, pur-
suant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187 and
163.3189, F.S.

The adopted Gadsden
County Comprehensive
Plan Amendment(s), the
Department's
O b j e c t ions ,
Recommendations, and
Comments Report (if
any), and the
Department's Statement
of Intent to find the
Comprehensive Plan
Amendment(s) Not In
Compliance will be avail-
able for public inspection
Monday through Friday,
except for legal holidays,
during normal business
hours, at Gadsden
County Department of
Growth Management, 1-
B East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32353-
1799.

Any affected person, as
defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a
right to petition for an
administrative hearing to
challenge the proposed
agency determination
that the Amendment(s)
to the Gadsden County
Comprehensive Plan are
In Compliance, as
defined is Subsection
163.3184(l), F.S. The
petition must be filed
within twenty-one (21)
days after publication of
this notice, a copy must


I TOR REWf I


be mailed or delivered to
the local government
and must include all of
the information and con-
tents described in
Uniform Rule 28-
106.201, F.A.C. The peti-
tion must be filed with
the Agency Clerk,
Department of
Community Affairs, 2555
Shumard Oak
Boulevard, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2100.
Failure to timely file a
petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to
request an administra-
tive proceeding as a peti-
tioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. If a petition is filed,
the purpose of the
administrative hearing
will be to present evi-
dence and testimony
and forward a recom-
mended order to the
Department. If no peti-
tion is filed, this Notice of
Intent shall become final
agency action.

This Notice of Intent and
the Statement of Intent
for those amendments)
found Not In Compliance
will be forwarded by peti-
tion to the Division of
Administrative Hearings
(DOAH) of the
Department of
Management Services
for the scheduling of an
Administrative Hearing
pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. The purpose of the
administrative, hearing
will be to present evi-
dence and testimony on
the noncompliance
issues alleged by the
Department in its
O b j e c t ions ,
Recommendations, and
Comments Report. and
Statement of Intent in
order to secure a recom-
mended order for for-
warding to the
Administration
Commission.

Affected persons may
petition to intervene in
either proceeding refer-
enced above. A petition
for intervention must be
filed at least twenty (20)
days before the final
hearing and must
include all of the informa-
tion and contents
described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
Pursuant to Section
163.3184 (10), F.A., no
new issues may be
alleged as a reason to
find a plan amendment
not in compliance in a
petition to intervene filed
more than twenty-one
(21) days after publica-
tion of this notice unless
the petitioner establishes
good cause for not alleg-
ing such new issues
within the twenty-one
(21) day time period. The
peititon for intervention
shall be filed at DOAH,
1230 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3600, and
a copy mailed or deliv-
ered to the local govern-
ment and the
Department. Failure to
petition to intervene with-
in the allowed time frame
constitutes a waiver of
any right such a person
has to request a hearing
pursuant to Sections


120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to participate in-,'
the administrative hear-
ing.

After an administrative
hearing petition is timely
filed, mediation is avail-
able pursuant to
Subsection
163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to
any affected person who
is made a party to the
proceeding by filing that
request with the adminis-
trative law judge
assigned by the Division
of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of
mediation shall not affect
a party's- right to an
administrative hearing.

-s- Valerie J. Hubbard,
AICP Director
Division of Community
Planning
Department of
Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida '
32399-2100
7/27/06c :


LEGAL NOTICE

Gadsden Mini Storage
will be having a Sale on
the following units,-
August 4, 2006, for non-:

payment of Rent.

L-432 Kitronda Adams
P-611 Ana-Maria Bias-,
Portillo
G-206 Jamie Hiers
L-435 &
0-574 Johnny Hill
M-462 Angela Kelly
K-328 Carla Spates
K-305 Chris Wood
E-136 Martha Woods
L-425 Sheronica
Roberts
7/27/06c


IN THE COUNTY OF
GADSDEN IN AND FOR
THE STATE OF FLORI-
' DA

AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLIC
NOTICE OF NAME

I declare that in this
exact form of my true
and correct name,
Terriveo George, is my
true and correct com-,
plete name, and there-
fore state I do not identi-
fy with any other name,
other than the exatt true
and correct name..
described herein above
in that exact form.
Further, Petitioner is the
only person authorized
to use and identify
Terriveo George.
However there are cor-
porate franchise names
that most corporations
use and however does
not indeed pertain to me
at all.
Petitioner of this affidavit..
claims only one form of
name in upper and lower
case letters only. This.
said affidavit is executed
on this 20th day of July,
2006. Before me, the
undersigned authority,
this above-mentioned
date personally
appeared Terriveo
George. As identifica-
tion, that he the


Cont'd pg. 8B


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8B The Gadsden County Times July 27, 2006


FROM pg. 7B
Petitioner in the above
affidavit executed on the
aforementioned cited
date and the facts and
the matters set forth
herein are true and cor-
rect to the best of my
knowledge.

CERTIFICATE OF AFFI-
DAVIT

I hereby declare that the
above mentioned infor-
mation to support this
affidavit has been exe-
cuted in good faith and in
sound mind on this
above cited date.
7/27&08/03&10/06p


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

CASE NO. 00-1069-CAB

LASALLE BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE UNDER THE
INDENTURE DATED AS
OF 12/1/99, SERIES
1999-4


Plaintiff,


V.

DONALD D. GIBSON,
A/K/A DON GIBSON;
JEAN K. GIBSON; MAR-
ILYN PARCELS; and all
unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or
against the above named
Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or
alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended
to account for the person
or persons in posses-
sion; and CONSECO
FINANCE SERVICING
CORP., F/K/A GREEN
TREE FINANCIAL
CORP.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June
1, 2006 in this cause, I
will sell the property situ-
ated in GADSDEN
County, Florida


described as:


A parcel or tract of land
lying in the Northwest
one-quarter of the
Northwest one-quarter of
Section 1, Township 2
North, Range 3 West,
Gadsden County,
Florida, and being a part
of a 10.00 acre tract of
land as described in
Official Records Book
420, page 1060, of the
Public Records of said
county, and being more
particularly described as
follows: Commence at a
6" by 6" concrete monu-
ment marking the
Northwest corner of
Section 1, Township 2
North, Range 3 West, of
Gadsden County,
Florida, and run thence
South 89 degrees 53
minutes 45 seconds East
790.69 feet to a concrete
monument marking the
Northwest corner of said
10.00 acre tract for the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said Point of
Beginning thence contin-
ue South 89 degrees 53
minutes 45 seconds East
477.59 feet to a 1-1/2
inch iron pipe, thence
South 00 degrees 43
minutes 00 seconds East
849.30 feet to a concrete


monument (PSM #3031);
thence South 89 degrees
06 minutes 37 seconds
West 269.79 feet to a 5/8
inch re-bar with cap
(PSM #3031) on the cen-
terline of a 60.00 foot
ingress, egress and utili-
ty easement; thence
along said centerline as
follows; thence North 00
degrees 53 minutes 23
seconds West 77.95 feet
for a point of curve to the
left; thence along said
curve with a radius of
196.67 feet through a
central angle of 53
degrees 54 minutes 16
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 185.03 feet (the
chord of said arc being
North 27 degrees 50
minutes 31 seconds
West 178.28 feet) for the
end of said curve; thence
North 54 degrees 47
minutes 39 .seconds
West 118.45 feet; thence
leaving said centerline,
run North 03 degrees 51
minutes 39. seconds
West 551.67 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
A portion of the Westerly
30.00 feet subject to a
60.00 foot ingress,
egress and utility ease-
ment. TOGETHER WITH
1995 Destiny double
wide mobile home identi-


fiction numbers
043096A and 043096B.

a/k/a Route 6, Box 214
AB, Quincy, FL 32351
a/k/a 438 Hitson Lane,
Quincy, FL 32351

at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the court-
house square, on the
South side, facing US
HWY 90, at the Gadsden
County Courthouse
located at 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m., on August 23,
2006.

Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Dated at Quincy, Florida
this 17th day of July,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk


If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain
assistance. Please con-
tact the following per-
sons within 2 days of
your receipt of this
notice: Ugreenal Ivey,
850-875-8601 ext. 224. If
you are hearing or voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771.
7/27&08/03/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-181-CAB

WACHOVIA BANK OF
DELAWARE, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATION-
AL BANK OF
DELAWARE,
Plaintiff

vs.

BRENDA E. WILLIAMS
A/K/A BRENDA E.
WALKER, et al,


Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the
17th day of July, 2006,
and entered in Case No.
05-181-CAB, of the
Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein
WACHOVIA BANK OF
DELAWARE, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATION-
AL BANK OF
DELAWARE is the
Plaintiff and BRENDA E.
WILLIAMS A/K/A BREN-
DA E. WALKER; U.S.
BANK NATIONALASSO-
CIATION F/K/A FIRST
BANK NATIONALASSO-
CIATION TR U/A DTD
6/01/97 (HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 1997-2);
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, DEPART-
MENT OF THE TREA-
SURY; GARY L.
WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF WALTER
LEE WALKER, JR. A/K/A
WALTER L. WALKER,
JR.; WALTER LEE
WALKER, JR. A/K/A


WALTER L. WALKER,
JR.; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY;
STONE'S OF GADSEN
COUNTY, INC. F/K/A
STONE'S INC.; CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK F/K/A
CAPITAL CITY FIRST
NATIONAL BANK are
defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, SOUTH
SIDE OF COURT-
HOUSE STEPS, 10
EAST JEFFERSON,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, at
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 17th day of August,
2006, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOT 3, BLOCK "A".,
FRIENDSHIP ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
Notice to person with


Disabilities. If you have a
disability which requires
any accommodation in
order to participate in this
proceeding you are enti-
tled 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.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Dated this 17th day of
July, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

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


Munroe displays
student art at
Gadsden Arts

Center
The following students from
Robert F. Munroe Day School
have had their art displayed in the
Bates Gallery on the second floor
of the Gadsden Arts Center for
the past three weeks.
In the category "Color Theory
Boxes," Alexis Miller, Katy Jo
Helm, Tyler Coggin, Callie
Malone, Della Campbell, Audrey
Thomas, Megan Rowan, Aaron
Iglesias, Kaitlyn Sirmons, Joseph
Hackney, Ashley Lemieux,
Jessica Joyner, Robert Clark,
Tracey Smith, Patrick Jackson,
Aurora Stant.
In "Acrylic Paintings 12"x 6,"
Justine Ray, Ashley King,
McLane Edwards, Callie Malone,
Kaitlyn Sirmons, Princey Patel,
Ashley Lemieux, Laura Mock,
Alexis Miller, Becky Jackson,
Courtney Mayo.
"Water Colors," Katie Howell,
Farrah Blount, Cameron
Campbell, Hunter Jacobs.
"Acrylics," Mandy Clark, Anna
Meeks, Aurora Stant.
"Collage," Zack Helms, Matt
Sampson, Jay Revell.
"Color pencils," Matt Eldridge.


Colby Titus honored
Colby Tyus was given special
recognition at Robert F.
Munroe's awards assembly at the
close of school. Colby lived to
tell the tale of running into a deer
while on his four-wheeler in the
spring. For this incident, Sheriff
Morris Young awarded Colby a
"Survivors Award."


Rosalyn


West-Smith


PTA principal


of the year

Mrs. Rosalyn West-Smith was named principal
of the year Saturday at the Countywide PTA
Principal of the Year banquet. Smith is principal
at James A. Shanks Middle School.
The PTA honored Smith with limousine
service to and from the banquet, a cash prize of
$150, a large plaque, and a bonus week of
vacation.
Coming in second was Dr. Verna Norris,
principal at Havana Middle School. Norris
recieved a smaller plaque and a $100 cash prize.
Those present at the banquet were entertained
by the Greater Tanner Chapel AME dance group
and heard presentations by Reginald James,
Gadsden County superintendent of schools and
Rep. Curtis Richardson.
The PTA would like to thank the following for
their contributions: Gadsden County PTA
Council members, PTA Board members, Bishop
Jerome Showers, Reginald James, Dr. James
Brown, Rep. Curtis Richardson, Sylvester
Henderson, Chris Hansen, Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy,
Tiny's Kids Family Childcare Home, Latrelle
Gunn, Brenda Holt, the Gadsden County School
Board, School CHOICE program, Title I, Tom
Davis, Capital City Bank, Williams Funeral
Home, Shirley Green Knight, Barkley Security,
Betesy Funeral Home, Talquin Electric,
Baldwell Funeral Home, Madry Funeral Home,
Gadsden Group, James Kellum, Pat Thomas
Insurance, Judge Helms, Selanda Shaw, and
Jeanne Dora Genn.


Rosalyn West-Smith
Principal of the Year


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Magnet school
orientation Aug. 10

We are happy to have our
returning Owls and extend a
special welcome to the new Owls
joining our school.
Orientation is scheduled for
Thursday, Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. All families are
encouraged to attend, as First
Day Packets and important
information will be disseminated.
Our school day begin at 8:20
a.m. for students, with instruction
beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Students should not be dropped
off during morning hours before
7:45 a.m..
The After Care Program will
begin at 3:15 p.m. and ends at
5:30 p.m. daily. As last year, the
cost for participation is based on
the student's lunch status. The
cost of breakfast and lunch has
not been determined yet;
however, information will be
forthcoming.

Carter-Parramore
Academy accepting
applications

Carter-Parramore Academy is
now accepting applications for
admission for the 2006-07 school
year. Parents who want their
sons/daughters to attend Carter-
Parramore Academy need to stop
by the school and complete an
application. Open slots will be
filled on a first-come, first-served
basis.
Students who are currently
enrolled at CPA and who have
not attended an intake
registration conference for the
2006-07 school year need to call
the school at 627-6030 and make
arrangements for a conference as
soon as possible.
All students must wear the
school uniform (light blue top
and khaki bottoms) on the first
day of school and every day
thereafter.
If you need additional
information, please contact the
school.


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RFM 4th graders end year with trip
The Robert F. Munroe Day School fourth graders visited Tallahassee in May for a day at the Brogan Science Center and a tour of the
capitol. The class is pictured in front of the science center and on the steps of the capitol.


TCC notes
*Respiratory Care application
Students interested in
Tallahassee Community
College's Respiratory Care
Program should apply now. The
program prepares students for the
examinations offered by the
National Board for Respiratory
Therapy in order to become
Registered Respiratory Therapists
who can perform competently in
the responsibilities of helping to
diagnose and care for persons
with cardiopulmonary diseases.
Applicants to the Respiratory
Care Program must be at least 17
years of age at the time they enter
the program and must complete
all admission requirements to the
college. The application process
is ongoing. However, the
program accepts only one class a
year, during the Fall term. For
more information, contact Diane
Douglas at 850-201-8441.


*Register for classes now
At Tallahassee* Community
College, you can plan your
classes around your life, instead
of planning your life around your
classes. Don't miss out on your
perfect schedule. Register early to
ensure that you will have the best
class times for your busy life. In
addition to a customized
schedule, TCC offers 65
academic programs and more
than 350 training programs to
meet your needs. Be sure to get
the classes you want when you
want them. Register on-line at
www.tcc.fl.edu or by calling 850-
201-TCC-1 today!
*Become a teacher
TCC is now actively recruiting
for the next class of the Educator
Preparation Institute (EPI) on the
school's main campus, which
begins Aug. 21. The EPI is a
competency-based program for
college graduates who hold a
bachelor's degree (in a subject
other than education) and want to


earn the credentials necessary to
become a Florida certified
teacher. The EPI offers an
intensive 21 credit program and
can be completed in as few as
two semesters. For more
information, call 850-201-8288
or e-mail epi@tcc.fl.edu.
*Become a certified personal
trainer through TCC
Tallahassee Community
College is now offering a
Personal Training course for
people who are interested in
becoming certified trainers.
Students who enroll in this four-
credit course will be prepared to
take the National Council on
Strength and Fitness board
certification exam for personal
training. Personal trainers enjoy a
flexible schedule and TCC has an
excellent relationship with
several health. clubs in the
Tallahassee area. For more
information, contact Joanne
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Willis recognized for
volunteer efforts
Pictured is Sallie Willis, a
recent graduate of the class of
2006 at Robert F. Munroe Day
School. Sallie is recognized for
her numerous volunteer at
Munroe. She tutored elementary
children for 25 weeks during her
senior year. Her was a great
service to the school, students,
and her community.

Vocational/Adult Ed
mini-conference set
The Gadsden County School's
department of vocational and
adult education is pround to
announce the first annual
Vocational and Adult Education
In-Service Mini-Conference.
The conference will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on the campus of
Gadsden Technical Institute.
Targeted audience: vocational
educators, adult educators, ESOL
and migrant educators, special
education practitioners, MIS staff
members, administrators and
guidance counselors.

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