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Postal!

The "bearded one", our Hometown
Hero...Page B1


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for Havana

Susan Freiden has been Havana's town clerk for
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Back to

School!
School starts Monday, and
our special section will
help you get off on the
right foot...Inside today!

Midway

vision
Midway seeks public
input to determine its
direction....Page 3

The dealer

wore no

clothes
Drug dealer nabbed in
the buff...Page 6

Lower tax

for schools
The tax rate for Gadsden
County's schools is on the
way down....Page 8


Quincy
man dies

in crash
By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A single car accident in
Tallahassee Saturday night killed
one Quincy man and left another
with serious injuries.
Michael Keys, 29, died of
injuries sustained in the crash that
occurred on Kevin Street and
Laura Avenue. The driver of the
car, James Daniels, 30, was taken
to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
with serious injuries.
Tallahassee Police Lt. Brian
Donaldson said there were three
people in the car. The other
passenger in the car told
authorities the brakes
malfunctioned. However, police
are still investigating the crash.

Employees:

History of

trouble at

senior center


New board says it's
ready for challenges
By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Former employees at the
Gadsden County Senior Citizens
Center said trouble started
brewing long before last week's
abrupt announcement by the
director and financial officer that
they were leaving their post,
effective immediately.
"The former board of directors
made all of the decisions, even
down to who to hire and fire. If
you ask me, I would say the
See Seniors on page 13


State limits county's growth


by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor
Gadsden County officials made some
headway Tuesday in a meeting with state
Department of Community Affairs
representatives, but the six developments
the agency opposes land-use amendment
changes for are still on hold.
"We talked about the process and the
things we would need to address," County
Growth Management Services Director
Bill McCord said Tuesday. "They helped
us identify procedures and issues we
perhaps need to focus on that would help
solidify our position."
In a July 26 letter to Gadsden County
Commission Chairman Ed Dixon, DCA
representative Valerie Hubbard wrote that
the agency found the future land-use map
amendments, adopted April 25, are not in
compliance with state statutes.,


DCA's objections "relate to urban sprawl
and lack of data and analysis regarding the
availability and adequate provision of
public services. Many of the amendments
are scattered throughout the County
without a coherent pattern," according to
the letter.
McCord, however, says the amendments
in question require developers to bear the
burden of providing water and/or sewer
facilities, unlike some that were previously
approved by the DCA.
"DCA has approved very dispersed land-
use parcels in Gadsden County," McCord
said. "Unlike those, these are required to
have central water and/or central sewer,
when just recently they've approved plans
with no water and no sewer."
The six developments affected by the
DCA's findings represent around 1,112
new homes: The Wildflower is a
subdivision proposed on around 100 acres


off County Road 267 about 2 miles north
of Quincy city limits. A parcel next to it,
identified as the Schnepf comprehensive
plan amendment, is around 80 acres. The
Highlands at Lake Talquin, a 417-acre
parcel off McCall Bridge Road, is also
located off CR 267, as is Stoddard II, a 22-
acre piece next to it. The Mortham-Shaw
comprehensive plan amendment pertains
to a parcel of roughly 360 acres adjacent to
The Farms and the Quincy Golf Course,
and the Suber family trust parcel is around
365 acres on the south side of U.S. 90 just
east of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement
Academy.
The comprehensive plan amendment
process is an involved one: In its. early
stages, local government sends three copies
of the plan amendment to DCA and one to
review agencies. Within five days, DCA
declares the submitted amendment either
See GROWTH on page 13


ER moving forward slowly


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor
The floors are clean, the walls have been
painted, and only a few tiles remain to be
installed in the ceiling, and the Urgent Care
Unit will be ready to open:
Almost..
County Attorney Thornton Williams said
Tuesday that things are still moving forward,
but not as early as he and other county


officials wanted. "When you have a multi-
million dollar deal and multi-partners
involved, it is normal to have starts and
stops," he said.
In deals like this when all of the parties have
essentially agreed, there is a "cooling off'
when everyone gets to sit and take a look at
what they've agreed to.
"In this case, sometimes people want to
Know if what they read is what they have
agreed to," Williams said.


He said those involved tend to play out
different. scenarios and often question or
second guess themselves.
"The same holds true for us. We have to
fight for the county. Just because we're the
county and we need and want a hospital,
we're not going to lie down and have anyone
take advantage of us. Gadsden County is my
county. If there is any fault here, it has to be
mine for being overly optimistic," he said.


Elias rips staff on finances, lawyer, more


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
When it came time for commissioners'
concerns during the regular Tuesday meeting
of the Quincy City Commission, Derrick
Elias had what he described as "a litany of
concerns."
Of major concern to Elias was the fact that
the city does not have a finance director, as
dictated by the charter. "Section 5.01 of the
charter clearly reads: there shall be 'a City
finance department which shall be directed
and supervised by an officer of the City who
shall have the title of finance director. The
finance director shall be appointed by the City
Manager subject to the confirmation of the
Commission."
City Manager Bill Bogan said when hired


that he could handle the duties of both but
Elias questioned the effectiveness and the
disregard of a charter mandate.
"As it stands, there is no director there is no
plan for a director, but we are being advised
that staff is stretched to the limit. That's no
excuse. Likewise, having the -manager serve
as the finance director is in direct
contradiction to the charter and is tantamount
to having the fox in the proverbial henhouse,",
he said.
Bogan said that there had not been any
advertisement for the finance director's
position, but that he would do so
immediately.
And, Elias wanted to know, what was the
status of the forensic audit report. "I am
concerned with the preliminary findings of
the forensic auditors. Similarly, I am


concerned with the fact they have not been
reporting back directly to the commission.
We need to be in discussion as a group.
Information should not be directed to staff,
but to the clerk, on behalf of the
commission," he said.
Individual meetings with the auditors are
not acceptable to Elias. "They may be telling
one commissioner one thing and another
commissioner another. "I don't want them
sending things back to (staff) be corrected
before we see them," he said.
Bogan said no staff had anything to hide
with a forensic audit. A special workshop has
been set for Monday, Aug. 14, to discuss the
forensic audit. "In regard to that audit some of
the information was incorrect and I asked for
it to be reworked," he said.
See QUINCY on page 13


Inmate

found

hanged

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A 53-year-old Havana man,
James Michael Kinsaul, died at
the Gadsde
County Jul
Saturday\
afternoon
about an how,
after he ,'i
denied hatd at

appearariL e
Kinsaulses Jenkins of the
foundsden County Sheriffs Office.
from the top
bunk into secure James Michael

around his neck, according to
Inv. Ulysses Jenkins of the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.
"He apparently used the top
bunk to secure the belt around his
neck, sat on the bottom bunk and
the belt tightened as he lowered
himself off the bottom bunk.
"From the way it looks,
everything appears to be suicide,"
Jenkins said.
See INMATE on Page 11 ;


Photo by Brian Dekle
Teachers, faculty and staff from Gadsden Elementary
Magnet School hold up "A's," signifying their perfect
school grade this year.


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern
The air in the East Gadsden High School gymnasium
Tuesday was thick with "electricity, enthusiasm and
pride," Florida Chancellor of Education Dr. Cheri Yecke
said as she addressed hundreds of Gadsden County
teachers, faculty, staff and administrators at the annual
Gadsden County State of the District meeting.
"That means success," Yecke added.
The school employees, decked out in school colors and
bearing pom-poms, whistles and megaphones, cheered
loudly and wildly for their schools throughout the
meeting, a back-to-school pep rally for school officials
themed "a celebration of progress."
Donna Callaway of the State Board of Education and
keynote speaker Tuesday, commended the district on its
FCAT gains and school letter grade gains, and noted
Gadsden County has "one of the best superintendents
(Reginald James)" she has ever seen.
"Remember last year when everyone said, 'We are
going to reach higher'? I guess I shouldn't have been
surprised, but you all were so sure. Mr. (Reginald) James
never once said, 'I think we can; I hope we can,' but


always said 'I know we can," Callaway told the crowd.
Callaway said teachers are of the highest calling,
adding she doesn't want to see teachers who are merely
highly-qualified in their subject areas, but teachers who
can teach children how to live.
She implored Gadsden County teachers to be more
empathetic, to not criticize but praise children in public,
and at -the end of the day leave them "better than you
found them."
"You all did this better than anyone, and I've been all
around the state," Callaway told a cheering crowd.
"Never give up on a child. That's the secret to success.
Never deprive a child of hope, because sometimes that's
all they have, and take charge of your attitude. Cherish
each child for who they are at that moment and not who
you wish they were. It is a mission and a journey.
You've got to be able to say, 'I made a difference in the
life of a child.' That's what it's all about," Callaway
added.
Later in the meeting Gadsden County School Board
Chairman Roger Milton recognized school board
members, saying, "This is one of the hardest-working
See SCHOOL on Page 13


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2 The Gadsden County Times August 10, 2006


"I've had the best job."


The departure of 12-year Havana town manager

Susan Freiden marks the end of a prosperous era

for Havana, but Freiden says Havana is only just

"starting to realize its heights."


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

A major era for the town of
Havana marked by flawless
audits, what many agree to be
"responsible growth", water and
sewer modernization, and
countless other improvements
will soon come to an end as 12-
year city manager Susan Freiden
leaves to enjoy retirement.
"I actually only thought I
would do the job 10 years. I've
really enjoyed working here, but
I always said there is going to
come a time when I would
leave," Freiden says. "I want to
do something different. When
you meet all your challenges,
you want to end on top. This is
just the end of one chapter."
Freiden, 58, won't just live
out the rest of her days sitting on
the couch and watching televi-
sion, however. The driven, ener-
getic New York native will work
for her husband's company
based in Merritt Island, Fla. for
a while, before traveling the
world, hopefully spending time
in Australia, Spain and other
exotic locales.
She also plans to pursue her
many hobbies and interests such
as boating, golf and spending
time with family and friends,
* things that often got put by the
wayside while working long
hours as Havana's top adminis-
trator.
Freiden wouldn't have one
think, however, that her 17 years
of service to the town of Havana
have been nothing but grueling,
taxing work, and long, difficult


hours. On the contrary, Freiden
says she has had "the best job"
in Havana.
"I can only count on one
hand those things in 12 years
that were really difficult. I've
had the easiest ride of any city
manager I know," she says.
"There's something special
about Havana."
Whether actually easy or not,
many Havana residents and
town officials agree that Frieden
certainly made the city manager
job look easy.
In 12 short years under
Freiden's leadership Havana has
paved and improved countless
miles of road, turned a strug-
gling police department into a
model for other small towns,
overhauled electricity, water and
sewer operations, maintained an
incredibly citizen-oriented cus-
tomer service department
(Freiden points out when you
call the town of Havana, you
speak to a person and not an
automated answering service),
built a successful town park
with the help of the Kiwanis
Club, built a library, gave down-
town a facelift, and so much
more, all without overly taxing
citizens or substantially raising
utility rates for town profit or to
fund major pay raises.
In fact, Freiden points out,
the Havana mayor and council
do not get paid for their services.
With all these accomplish-
ments under her belt, one might
think Frieden would have devel-
oped quite an ego. However, as
she looks back on her career,
Frieden rarely mentions what


"she" has done, but instead talks
about what "we (Havana town
officials) have done together."
"This is a real 'we' kind of
job. I've had the pleasure of
working with the best people. I
couldn't have done this without
Karen Myrick (Havana senior
accountant), Brian Mitchell
(Havana police chief) and so
many others. Day to day when I
read about what other city man-
agers go through, you wonder
why they want to be managers at
all. It's so nice to work in an
environment where elected offi-
cials are unified in where
they're going."
Month to month we know
our financial situation. To me,
that's the way it should be. We
put away reserves so we don't
have to borrow money for vehi-
cles. We got an unconditional
permit for a sewage treatment
plant. We put in better water dis-
tribution in Hampton Heights,
outside city limits, which really
speaks volumes about the coun-
cil. But these are 'our' high
moments," Freiden says.
Freiden also attributes much
of her success to her predeces-
sor, the late Cecil G. Trippe.
"For the success I've had today,
I can honestly say I had a won-
derful mentor in Cecil Trippe,"
she says.
For all the credit Freiden
gives to those around her, like-
wise, those who have worked
with her return that appreciation
and credit.
"She's been invaluable to the
town. One of the best things
Cecil Trippe did for the town is


Photo by Brian Dekle
Havana Town Manager Susan Freiden works diligently on town affairs at her desk in the
Cecil Trippe Municipal Building. After 12 years of service to the small town of Havana, Freiden
is calling it quits, opting to retire and travel.


hire Susan. He hired her and
trained her and we eventually
hired her as town manager.
Susan has been an extremely
good asset to the town, and I
can't think of anything she's not
knowledgeable in. You can't put
a price tag on that," Havana
Mayor T.J. Davis said in a phone
interview last Thursday.
"She's got excellent leader-
ship and management skills, and
it's been a real team effort with
her. She's been very supportive
of the police department and the
whole town, really. She's helped


us with personnel, upgrading
equipment and police cars, send-
ing officers to training; she's
been supportive in every aspect,
really," Havana Police Chief
Brian Mitchell added.
In fact, in the midst of an
interview with Freiden last
Thursday morning, an Havana
man walked, into her office
thanking her for all she has done
for Havana and showering her
with praises.
Freiden's departure may
indeed be the end of an era for
Havana, but the city manager,


who will officially quit in
October, says she sees big things
in Havana's future. "Some com-
munities go downhill over time;
Havana is just starting to realize
its heights. It will continue to go
upward," she says.
Freiden is a native of Croton,
N.Y., and moved to Tallahassee
in 1976. She has a bachelor's in
political science.with an empha-
sis in public administration from
the University of Oklahoma.
She and her husband, John, have
one daughter, Jaymi.


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That's some twinkle in Mr. McMillan's eye. He just
turned 92, and this rural Quincy couple will celebrate
their 69th wedding anniversary next month.


Mrs. McMillan has had just one husband for 69 years, but
she's had just one drug store for even longer. She was a
customer of Massey Drugs even before she said "I do" to
that man with the twinkle in his eye...back when the drug
store was on the east side of the courthouse square. In
fact, all three generations of the Massey family pharma-
cists have filled their prescriptions and taken care of their
health care needs.
With so many other choices in pharmacies, why Mass:c-
Drugs? Because, she says, "EVERYTHING here is JUST
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Midway tables growth management head's pay issue


by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor


In a meeting marked with strife and
bitter disagreement, the Midway City
Council voted Aug. 3 to table a discus-
sion on the pay rate for the head of the
city's growth management services
department.
The council voted July 6 to increase
Growth Management Services Director
Roosevelt Morris' salary to $104,000,
or $50 per hour. Before that, he had
been hired on a contractual basis to


work 20 hours a week at $23.07 per
hour.
During the July 6 meeting, the fact
that several of Morris' certifications had
lapsed was discussed; the city hired a
Tallahassee building official to do work
Morris was not certified to do, at a rate
of $100 per hour.
And although Morris told city offi-
cials at the Aug. 3 meeting that he had
received his building code administrator
license from the state the day before, a
state Department of Business and
Professional Regulation spokesman


said Tuesday Morris' application for
that license is still under review.
"A building inspector wears so many
hats. Also, he's been working overtime.
He needs to get paid," Councilman
Charles Willis said Aug. 3. Willis made
the motion to increase Morris' pay July
6.
"What, $104,000?" said Mayor
Delores Madison.
In the original agreement Morris had
with the city, he was to have become a
certified building official within 12
months of his employment, which


began in 2003. However, his applica-
tions to the state for licenses, which
would make that possible, are still pend-
ing.
Now, at least two Midway residents
say they are considering lawsuits over
problems they say they are having with
their new homes.
Sharon Polite, who moved into a
newly-built home in the Hilltop subdivi-
sion at the end of February, said she has
several problems with the way Morris'
contract was handled.
"Can the city afford a $104,000 per-


son? What are his credentials? When he
was hired, was there a job search?" she
asked city council members at the Aug.
3 meeting. "You all are supposed to be
looking out for us."
Polite said in an interview after the
meeting that whoever inspected her
home and she's not sure, because only
one of her permits was signed, by the
independent contractor hired by the city
to inspect missed a broken pipe in the
attic. Instead of venting hot air outside
the home, the pipe lets it seep into the
attic, she said.


Midway residents discuss growth at workshop


Some envision
big things for the
small east
Gadsden town

by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor


Pat Thomas
Enforcement Academy
next Quantico?.


Law
- the


Big-name restaurants, a
library, a school in Midway?
Time will tell. But they're
ideas a group of Gadsden
County residents and Midway
city officials mulled over during
a visioning workshop Tuesday
night.
Led by facilitator Tom Taylor


of the Florida Conflict
Resolution Consortium, the
workshop is a state Department
of Community Affairs initiative
aimed at helping local govern-
ments design, organize and lead
visioning workshops. Ideally,
the workshops help residents
assess what their community
looks like at present, what it will
look like in the future and how
to establish a vision.
The future, for Midway,
looks fairly rosy.
"We all know growth is com-
ing to Gadsden County. You
have to get in front of it, or it'll
run over you," Midway City
Manager Paul Piller said during
the workshop.
Midway has seen a recent
increase in new residential
developments and city officials
anticipate more of the same.


Commercial activity has
increased as well, and city offi-
cials are actively recruiting new
businesses to the area.
The visioning process is out-
lined in a new Florida statute
that calls on counties and
municipalities to establish a
community vision, solicit public
participation and establish urban
service boundaries. As an incen-
tive for local governments, areas
inside urban service areas are
exempt from development of
regional impact review.
Urban service boundaries
mark areas appropriate for con-
tinguous urban development and
contain public facilities and
services like water, sewer,
police departments and more.
Tuesday, workshop attendees
said they'd like to see more
green buffer zones in Midway


and debated whether including
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement
Academy in the city's urban
service area was a good idea.
Several audience members
said they think it's possible the
law enforcement academy will
become a nationally-renowned
facility at some point, and its
location on U.S. 90 makes that
an issue for Midway.
Its existing infrastructure
holds appeal for city officials;


the prestige of having the acade-
my associated with Midway is
another selling point, Piller said.
Most of the group of eight or
so favored including Lake
Yvette in Midway's urban serv-
ice boundary area; many attend-
ing live in that area.
Required topics of discussion
for visioning workshops include
population forecasts, economic
development, open space and
sensitive land and land use pat-


terns, to name a few.
Taylor told those at the work-
shop he'd forward a report list-
ing their concerns and their
hopes to city and county offi-
cials, and urged them to speak
up for what they wanted more'
than once.
"This is really democracy,"
he said. "This is an opportunity,
to look at what your visions,
are."


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor ,



Contemplation


Seniors are often frightened

when the lights go out at night.


In this business, press releases
come dozens a day. Some are
actually pretty good and offer insight
to a particular situation or are, at
best, thought provoking.
Debbie Hilt, representing a group
called Home Instead Senior Care,
sent me a press release that talked
about senior citizens and the fact that
so many of them live alone and are
frightened at night. Actually, most
don't even get a good night's sleep
from week to week.
The person who actually owns the
company, which serves Leon,
Gadsden, and Wakulla Counties,
says many senior citizens face
nighttime anxiety, preventing many
from getting a good night's sleep.
Some of them prefer to sit in front
of the television and nap during the
afternoon and, therefore, are awake
much of the night. The company
listed 10 ways to help seniors avoid
night fright; I though they were
important enough to share with you.
1. Encourage seniors to obtain a
lifeline, which is a button they can
push to summon medical help if
needed.
2. Play soft music at night. It has a


calming effect.,
3. Install night lights. They will
make it easier for seniors to see
when they get up at night.
4. Light the outside of the house
and set timers to activate some
indoor lights. Older adults will feel
more secure knowing their home is
illuminated.
5. Let your older loved ones know
they can call you. Put your number,
or that of another family member or
friend, on speed dial.
6. Reassure them the house is
secure. Rehearse with them the
process to make sure their doors and
windows are locked.
7. Make sure the interior of the
house is safe by installing grab bars
and eliminating throw rugs.
8. Consider climate control. Their
house should not be too hot or too
cold.
9. Encourage a set routine. This
will help seniors feel less anxious.
10. Consider resources such as a
non-medical professional caregiver.
Many caregivers provide 24-hour
and overnight services to help
seniors in their homes whenever they
need assistance.


rlunker down

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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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My professional boxing career didn't last
long.
It was over, as a matter of fact, before I
came to.
Of course, it had never entered my mind
to become a paid, professional boxer right
up until I took the twenty dollars and
stepped into the ring. You might say it was
kinda done on a whim. On an absolutely,
idiotic, stupid whim.....
And it naturally wasn't my fault. I was
just sitting in my dormitory room, reading
a John Milton poem, "On His Blindness",
and mostly minding my own business
when Paschall stuck his head in the door.
"Lets ride down to Sherwood, they've got
some guys boxing down there."
David Hal Paschall was a couple of years
older than me. But he wasn't any wiser! He
and I went to the same high school and he
was the one who talked me into following
him to the University of the South. I was
the one guy he ran over every day in high
school at football practice. He wanted me
to "come up to the college" so he could run
over me some more!
I was a sophomore and struggling with
English literature the afternoon he
interrupted my studies. "David, I don't care
anything about boxing. I've got to pass this
class."
"Heck, you've been cooped up in this
room all day. It won't take us five minutes
to get down there. It might be a lot of fun.
I'll tell you all you need to know about
Milton and his crazy daughters on the
way."
Sherwood, Tennessee, is smaller than any
place you've ever seen. It was "down the
mountain" just a few miles south of the
campus. But it was another world down
there! I prided myself on being country. I
could eat my weight in greens, wear them
Duck Head overalls, swing a lively-lad
with either hand, lay off a perfectly straight
row, squeal a raccoon down out of the tree,
boil or fry chitlens over an open fire, knew
every line of "The Washbash Cannon Ball"
and could get ole Bessie to give an extra
helping of milk just by talking to her......but
up side that Sherwood crowd, I was an
intellectual, cosmopolitan, up town, city
slicker!
It was as if they were stuck in some kind


of time warp.....Paschall put it about the
first week of June, 1928. 'Course, I'm not
being critical here. On a good day back
home we moved at a pace reminiscent of a
time somewhere between Woodrow
Wilson's second inauguration and the
deaths of Bonnie and Clyde. I understood
them a lot better than I did the students we
had at the university from New York
City.....
They wore their "country" with pride and
dignity. And anger if you crossed one of
them.
We piled out of Paschall's old Chevrolet
and marveled at the crowd. It had to be
every man, woman and child in Sherwood,
and then some! I reckon a good boxing
match was a great diversion in these
people's daily routine. David paid two
dollars for both of us and we shuffled in
amongst the throng like we were just a
couple of good ole down home boys....
They had staked out a square in the
middle of a field. Tied a couple of rbpes
around the posts, and presto-we were
transformed to Madison Square Garden!
The two guys up in the ring were doing
more dancing and grabbing than boxing,
and the frankness of this country crowd
compelled them to boo and hiss. They had
paid a dollar, they wanted to see some
honest to goodness boxing!
John Santangini grabbed me by the arm,
"Kes, I need your help." Sweat was
pouring down his face, and it was a rather
mild day.
"Santan, what are you doing down here?
And why do you have on those old britches
and the cowboy shirt?"
"Listen, one boxer didn't show up." John
was the Sgt. Bilko of our class. He always
had some enterprising scheme going on.
"I've got to have someone for the next
match!"
"It appears to me you didn't have any
boxers show up for the fight going on right
now."
"I'll give you twenty bucks."
Whew! That was hitting below the belt! I
was a hungry sophomore with no money.
I'd do about anything for twenty dollars.
Plus, as Paschall and Santan pointed out as
I was taking off my shirt, I was a two sport
See Hunkerin' on Page 10


TIhis ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


Barney's nothing' but

a hound dog now.


So you know right away when a thing
like this happens, there's a column in
it.
That it happened at a place called
Wookey Hole Caves is just icing on
the cake.
I'm talking, of course, about the
Doberman vs. Elvis' teddy bear
incident. Here we are on the eve of the
anniversary of Elvis' death Aug. 16 -
and while the rest of the world was
dusting off its blue suede shoes and
practicing sneers in the mirror for Elvis
Week at Graceland (Elvis bingo, all
week, in the Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Theater), Mabel, a teddy bear once
owned by the King, met her match.
If you have ever owned a doberman
pinscher, it will not surprise you at all.
that one went Hannibal Lecter on
Mabel.
The more surprising matter, at least to
me, is that any one of the hundreds of
teddy bears on display at Wookey Hall
Caves, an inexplicably named tourist
attraction in England, survived.
Not that the Doberman Barney, was
his name; didn't that raise any red flags
for anybody? was above sampling a
few of the less expensive bears.
But I digress.
I do that because I have dobermans -
yes, that's right, plural which
solidifies my charter membership in


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the "Must Constantly Move Valuables
Out of Reach Club."
My Dobermans gave up on teddy
bears long ago, moving on to shoes,
shrubbery and patio furniture.
One of them adopted the habit of
spinning around like a whirling dervish
immediately upon arriving at my
house. Which is fine, if we're talking
about a chihuahua. You put 130
pounds of slightly disturbed dog in
motion, and something's gotta give.
Usually, it's the irreplaceable vase a
long-departed aunt gave me, which
responds to the aforementioned
Doberman angst by teetering tragically
on the coffee table then plunging to the
hardwood floor.
Anyway, long story short, the teddy
bear, reportedly worth $75,000, was a
pricey German model, a Steiff, and is
now a pricey waste bin liner thanks to
Barney the guard dog.
Barney is off guard duty at Wookey
Hole for good, and is more likely than
not right this very minute earnestly
destroying something expensive at a
lesser-known locale. I can't imagine
one, but I know it's out there.
Still, you can't blame the dog. He
was just trying to live up to his name,
German in origin, which means, no
kidding, "bold as a bear."


-Letters

to the tor

Editor




I will be a winner

It is important that we become educated. It would be
fatal if we were to overlook the urgency of the moment
by engaging in belligerance. We, the African American,
have become a majority in the jails and a minority in the
universities and community colleges. Reality has been
hidden from us while material prosperity has unfolded.
Education has seemingly become victimizing, and we
are all at risk.
We allow material things to bring us happiness and a
source of entertainment; we continue to fall further and.
further behind. We have become our enemy; as illiteracy
rates increase so does the crime.
Education must be our focus. Without education a man
is lost. He is a slave a beast wandering from here to
there believing whatever he is told. Education is what
you get from reading the small print; experience is what
you get from not reading it.
Yet we are satisfied with violence, while being
persecuted by the lack of knowledge. We need to wake
up.
We continue to fill the jail houses and court rooms and
our history's stuggles are being forgotten. Fatally, we
are citizens of tomorrow lost and confused in today. We
.have been misinformed; our role models encourage
drugs, sex and money. We, the African American
people will never be set free as long as we stay
medicocre. We must heighten our standards and expect
more out of life. We must dance to a different melody.
We must become advocates for education and not the
victims.
Sadly, we the African Americans are crowding the
jails and abandoning colleges, and no one seems to be
concerned. It frightens me that we have a better chance
of going to jail than to college. The statistics speak for
themselves.
Gratefully, crime is ebbing but this is not the time to
engage in the luxury of cooling off. We must not take
the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. We must define
our purpose and meet our destiny in life. We need a road
map and a compass to keep from back sliding. When
life knocks you down, try to fall on your back because if
you can look up you can get up.
Painfully, education is victimizing and we are in
trouble. Because we don't learn the truth in school we
are forever lost. As long as we can pick up a book and
read we can only fault ourselves. Education is a lifetime
solace, which no crime can destroy, no misfortune can
depress, nor can any enemy alienate.
My people may not ever change if we do not find the
truth among each other.
Fingers must not be pointed unless at ourselves. We
must not look down at our brother unless we are helping
him up. Education belongs to the future and those who
prepare for it. The question is, are we prepared? We
must shy away from these comers and enter into those
universities. We must come down from the bleachers
and stand center field, even if we are standing alone.
"I will be a winner" is our motto. Befriended if we
See WINNER on Page 10


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Leaf's ghosts

haunt Times

Back in the old days when
crusty old men wearing green
eyeshades slapped at keys on a
behemoth machine that spit out
lines of scorching hot lead type
that were used to print the
newspaper, gremlins were often
blamed when errors crept,'
crawled or jumped into the pages
of the newspaper.
Back in those days (sometime
after the dark ages and coming at
the beginning of my journalism
career) those gremlins often were
identified, not by name, but by
"proof'. Printers (and I've known
a couple) were just as likely to
have a flask at hand as to have a
cup of coffee.
Last week gremlins
revisited the pages
of The Gadsden
County Times. We
apologize to our
readers and a few ot'
our advertisers on
their behalf.
Regular
readers of The Gadsden County
Times probably noticed that Page
B 10 last week was a repeat of
Page B 10 frdm the previous
week, except it carried this past
week's date.
Anyone who was reading Brian
Dekle's story about the haunting
of the Leaf Theatre knew
something was amiss when they
looked to Page B 10 for the rest of
his story. It wasn't there.
Also not there were stories
about Crossroad Academy
business school and an ad from
Tallahassee Community College
(their offerings for the coming
month). We heartily apologize to
them for the commissions.
We don't know how it
happened. That page, as it was
printed, does not exist in our
computer system's server. We're
puzzled. Our printer is puzzled.
Some computer experts we've
talked with are puzzled.
Everyone, it seems, is stumped
except Brian. The story that
should have been on that page,
but wasn't, was the rest of his
ghost story.
His explanation: The spirits did
it.
Right now I tend to believe
him.
You can read the entire story
this week on Page B 8 (I hope).

Back to

School
Yep, it's that time. Gadsden
County's students will be back in
the classroom next week.
Teachers are already at work.
There have been so many
positive notes about our schools
this past year, and no reason to
believe the progress won't
continue in the 2006-2007 school
year.
To make parents' jobs easier,
The Times is including a Back to
School section in this week's
newspaper. There's a lot of
useful information such as
administrators and contact
information for each school in the
county, school bus routes, school
supply lists, and more.
The Gadsden County Times is
also proud to be a partner with
the school district this year in
providing newspapers in the
classroom for all fifth, sixth and
seventh graders.


Teachers will be able to use The
Times as a teaching tool. Study
guides will also be printed
weekly so that parents can
participate with their children at
home.


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Two Gadsden men found guilty of sexual battery


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It took a Gadsden County
jury about 30 minutes to return a
guilty verdict on charges of sex-
ual battery by a 60-year-old
man, Hilton Allen, and his 45-
year-old nephew Jack Allen.
The two were convicted of
one count each of sexual battery
on an 18-year-old family
acquaintance.
Prosecutors presented the
young woman's torn jeans to the


jury as evidence of non-consen-
tual sexual contact.
Jack Allen attempted to con-
vince the jury that he and the
young woman had an ongoing,
strictly sexual relationship, and
what he said happened on a
lonely, unpaved backroad in
western Gadsden County one
night last April was usual.
"She called and asked me for
a ride. When I got there, she said
she was hungry but she didn't
want any junk food, so I took
her to Mickey D's" he said.


He said the three rode
around, with Hinton Allen driv-
ing, until they came upon a dirt
road and decided to have sex in
the back seat of the car. The
woman said that wasn't the case
and that the two men forced
themselves on her.
The woman said she was the
friend of Jack Allen's daughter
and thought of him as she would
an uncle of a godfather. She said
she "trusted" him.


Officers nab 'naked drug dealer'


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

New York has its naked cow-
boy and college campuses have
their streakers. Gadsden County
has its naked drug dealer.
Keith Samuel Jones, 23, of
Havana earned that dubious dis-
tinction when he literally slith-
ered out of his clothes to avoid
capture by members of the vice
and narcotics unit of the
Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office. Dispite his state of
undress and his two-week fugi-
tive status, Jones was appre-
-hended without incident and
clothed early Friday morning.
It all started Monday, July
31, when the Gadsden County
vice and narcotics unit was
investigating several complaints
from citizens about drug activity
in the Perry Lane area of
Havana. Officers spotted a car'
sitting in the middle of the road
on Perry Lane occupied by two
men.


When officers approached,
the car pulled to the side of the
road and drove away. Officers
noticed a tire that was "wob-
bling to the point that it
appeared that it would come off
at any time."
Also, the driver failed to use
the turn signal when making a
left turn.
The officers made a traffic
stop and while officers were
talking with the driver Jones,
who was a passenger; became
vocal about the officers letting
them go. When asked if he had
any identification, Jones said he
did not.
According to the report,
when officers asked his name he
replied, "umm, Kelvin Jones."
He also said he was 21 years
old, but gave Nov. 3, 1983 as his
date of birth, which would have
made the offender 22.
Jones' fidgeting and nervous-
ness, along with two large
bulges in his front pockets gave
officers reason to become suspi-


cious. When asked what he had
in his pockets he said he had a
"little toy treasure chest for his
daughter" and attributed his
nervousness to the.fact that he
also has "a little weed (marijua-
na) in his pockets."
Jones began to plead for
mercy, but, at the same time,
continued his attempts to get out
of the car. It soon became clear
to him that he could not get out
of the passenger's side of the
vehicle, and he reached across
the driver and opened his door
in an attempt to escape, accord-
ing to the report.
When Jones started out of the
driver's side, officers grabbed
his shorts to pull him back
inside the vehicle. "Jones began
to kick as he crawled across the
driver," and officers pulled him
back by the shorts he was wear-
ing, the report said.
As Jones continued to pull
away and the officer continued-
to pull him back, his shorts and
see "DEALER" on pg. 11


Investigators try to crack local cold cases


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Maj. Tommy Haire of the
Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office said a team of retired
investigators, police officers and
private investigators is making
progress in several cold cases.
"There's not much to say
about the cases except that they
are working them and have
come up with some very prom-
ising leads. It's hard to discuss
these things in the media
because a lot depends on confi-
dentiality. We will be more than
happy to let the public know
when we have something we
can share," he said.
Two years ago when Sheriff
Morris Young campaigned for
the office he now holds, he
y


promised that he would re-open
the 17 unsolved murders in
Gadsden County. Young kept
that promise and assigned offi-
cers to the cold cases to re-
investigate. He also asked for,
and got, help from the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement through manpo'. eli
and technology
Three of the unsolved cases
have been solved to date, but
others have required more man-
power and more hours of con-
centrated effort. In order to free
the day-to-day investigators,
Young recruited the "cold case
team" to concentrate solely on
those cases.
Several months ago, Young
gathered a team of five retired
officers with more than 100
years of experience between


them and asked them to work on
the cold cases exclusively. Their
investigations have led them to
states as far away as Mississippi
and to counties as close as
Jackson where they questioned
individuals who might be able to
shed light on the cold cases.
Haire said the cold case team
will continue working on the
cases


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8 The Gadsden County Times August 10, 2006


Gadsden School board lowers millage rate


$45.5 million

budget estimated
by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
The Gadsden County School
Board approved lower village
rates for the 2006-2007 fiscal
year at a tentative budget hear-
ing last Thursday. And while
property taxes may decrease for
some Gadsden County landown-
ers as a result, some will actual-
ly see an increase, Deputy
Superintendent of Finance
Bonnie Wood told the school
board.
The local school board will


levy 7.85 mills in local taxes this
year, down from 8.121 last year.
However, some properties that
were reassessed this year have
increased significantly in value,
meaning their property taxes
will increase despite the lower
millage rate.
Still, homestead exempt
properties will actually see a 3.3
percent decrease in school-
levied taxes as a result of the .27
millage decrease. This 3.3 per-
cent decrease is only in regard to
school-levied mills, and does
not take into account millage
rates levied by other bodies in
the county, however.
For property to be homestead


exempt a person must occupy
that property as his or her princi-
ple residence and must also
apply for exemption and meet
certain requirements.
Homestead exempt property
values increase three percent
every year or based on the con-
sumer price index, whichever is
lower.
The property market deter-
mines values on non-exempt
properties.
Of the 7,85 mills levied by
the school board this year, 5.09
is required by the state as a
"required local tax effort". Last
year's requirement was 5.36
mills.


The remaining 2.76 mills are
levied at the school board's dis-
cretion, and that rate did not
change from last year. Under
Florida law, school boards can
levy,a maximum of 10 mills per
fiscal year.
Following the review and
approval of millage rates
Thursday, Wood presented a
tentative budget that estimates
the school will receive
$45,588,772 in revenue this
year, up from $43,878,000 esti-
mated last year.
Wood said in a phone inter-
view Wednesday morning that
the school board does not yet
have final figures on actual rev-


enues received last fiscal year.
Eighty-two percent of the
general revenues this year are
expected to. come from state
sources, and 16 percent from
local sources. The remaining
two percent will come from fed-
eral sources.
Wood reminded the board
that these revenue and spending
figures were merely tentative,
and the board will decide on the
final budget at a public hearing
Sept. 6.
In other business Thursday
night:
*The board denied a request
by a Chattahoochee woman to
transfer her children to Jackson


County schools. Board member
Isaac Simmons said he spoke
with the woman at length to try
and resolve her concerns regard-
ing transportation and food serv-
ice.
*The board agreed to make
Florida Combined Life (a sub-
sidiary of Blue Cross/Blue
Shield) the dental insurance
provider for Gadsden County
school employees.
Superintendent Reginald James
told board members the current
plan is insufficient, as it doesn't
properly reimburse dentists, but
the new insurance would be a
"vast improvement" for employ-
ees.


Summit speakers say 'take responsibility' for drug problems


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The message to those attending the second annu-
al Community Faith-Based Substance Abuse
Summit was that the people in Gadsden County
must take responsibility and ownership if they are to
solve their own problems.
"When a 24-year-old man came home drunk a
few months ago and laid on top of his baby and
killed it, that was my fault," said Stanley B, Sims,
program director of a program called "Helping
Empower Local People Against Drugs" which
sponsored the summit.
"The faith-based community is going to have to
use our energies and resources to help out brothers
and sisters in need," said the ordained minister and
founder Shepherd's Hand Ministries in Havana.
No matter how many programs or how many
dollars come into this community, Sims said,
Gadsden countians must help each other. About 30


people from other faith-based programs, social serv-
ice programs, and community activists attended the
summit Monday, which lasted from 8:30 a.m. to 2
p.m.
The sunmnit also drew local and state official
who told the audience that they could help the com-
munity further by accessing grants that are avail-
able. "It is important to use the faith community,"
said Darran Duchene, with the Florida Department
of Children and Families' Substance Abuse Office.
He said in 2004, the State received $20 million
for a program called Access To Recovery, to help
people who were dependent on drugs and alcohol
get a new start. Much of that money was channeled
through faith-based organizations to reach those in
need.
Jennifer Hawkins, deputy director, White House
Office of Faith-Based Initiatives flew in for the sum-
mit from Washington, DC to tell the audience that
President Bush and his administration are commit-
ted to giving people "a hand up" more than "a hand


out."
"He believes there are organizations who partner
with the federal government to meet the needs of the
people. We have to break the crippling cycle of
dependency, it's time to get back to work," Hawkins
said.
The Bush Administration, she said, is willing to
help and wants to help communities. "Money is not
the answer. If that was the case, I could have just
brought a checkbook and passed out money. But
many of us have lost the desire to be self-sufficient.
This administration wants to give those in need the
opportunity to help themselves," she said.
Financial opportunities to answer those needs are
coming through the current administration. "Over
$2 billion dollars went to faith-based organizations
in 2005 for alcohol and drug abuse," she said.
Getting that money isn't easy. Applicants must
be proactive in identifying grants funds, they must
also be forward thinking in tackling problems and


they must serve the community they agreed to serve
under the terms of the grant.
"That mean no new choir robes or money to the
building fund," Hawkins joked. Even if an applicant
does everything right, they still might not get fund-
ed. "This administration is faith-friendly, not faith
favored, this is competitive," she explained.
Earlier in the day, child advocate Jack Levine
talked about the power of the advocacy and what
parents and advocacy groups need to do to help chil-
dren.
"Time and attention works," he said, "encourage
them when they are small." He said he could name
several men who thought they were good fathers,
who could name 100 professional football players
but they couldn't name their child's fifth grade
teacher.
"Which do you think is more important to that
child?" he asked. "Young people know what you
care about," he said.


Gadsden

County Sheriff's

Office arrests
Demetrice Williams
VOP/public assistance; Farranta
Wood Possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, FTA/posses-
sion of controlled substance,
DWLSR and fee and elude;
Altoine Rosier FTA/aggravat-
ed battery with deadly weapon
and FTA/aggravated assault
with deadly weapon; Jeffery
Hodge VOP/possession of F/A
by convicted felon, VOP/carry-
ing concealed firearm and
FTA/VOP/PWBC 2 counts.
Cleatus Bryant purchase of
controlled substance; Robert
Dixon VOP/lewd and lascivi-
ous conduct; Krystal Hewitt -
VOP/PWBC; Dana Garner -
VOP/grand theft; Maronetti
Howard VOP/public assistance


fraud; Willie Ryals
PWBC/grand theft motor vehi-
cle; Lorrie Louketis -
VOP/grand theft by PWBC;
Clarence Evans grand theft.


Quincy Police

arrest report

7/26/06 Shannon Jordan,
20, domestic battery.
7/27/06 Angel Butler, 28,
public nuisance.
7/28/06 Clifton Butler, 49,
DUI
7/30/06 Daniels Fuentes,
34, simple battery, disorderly
conduct;
Leyuer Gomez, 21,
battery on LEO, resist.
7/31/06 David Love, 53,
grand theft; Ryan Christmas, 19,
grand
theft; Danielle N.
Rollins, 22, stolen property, pre'-


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8/1/06 Terry L. Esland, 39,
aggravated battery, resist with-
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violence.
8/3/06 Alvin S. Beaman, 25,
possession of drugs less than 20
grams; Willie M. Knight, 46,
domestic battery.
8/6/06 Jose Louis, 35,
obstruction.


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Implemented programs to enhance. 'afeti and Jdrug-fr e- schools. Personal safety
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schools.
Encouraged contruLtu\e parental and community support.
Demanded strict discipline in our schools. Students 0 ho refuse to learn and
disrupt the classroom will be removed and placed in an alternative setting.
Taken a stand and said "NO" on min,.v controversial issues to protect our
schools, conmmunlr, and citizens.

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community at the tip ot my agenda.

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The Gadsden County Times August 10, 2006 9


Gretna mulls manager



performance bonus


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

To pay or not to pay perform-
ance-based bonuses to newly-
hired Gretna City Manager
Antonio Jefferson, that was the
question at a special Gretna City
Commission meeting Friday
called to discuss Jefferson's
contract.
During the meeting, commis-
sioners also visited Park Street
Park for a site study.
Commissioners squabbled
over whether or not Jefferson
deserved to be paid bonuses
above his base salary of $50,500
for accomplishing certain goals
set by the City of Gretna.
The group, however, agreed,
with little discussion, on other
sections of the contract, penned
primarily by Gretna City
Attorney Harold Knowles.
Knowles told the commis-
sion he drafted the section in the
contract providing for bonuses
as a result of earlier interest by
the commission in appropriating
funds for performance-based
bonuses for the city manager.
Some of the bonuses in
Jefferson's contract draft
include $1,000 for completion
of Park Street Park improve-
ments, $5,000 for additional
state Department of
Environmental Protection
improvements and others. The
draft provides for up to, $9,000
in bonuses.
Knowles clarified, however,
that he placed these items in the
draft contract only as ideas that
he is "not wedded to," and that it
is ultimately up to the commis-
sion to decide what bonuses are
appropriate.
Commissioner Helen Frank
expressed concerns that the
bonuses in Knowles' draft were
unnecessary and too high, since
the items they reward are part of
the city manager's regular
duties, and he was not doing
them by himself but with the
help of KMR Consulting, LLC,
Gretna Financial Consultant Bill
Bogan, and others, she said.
The City of Gretna hired


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Carter-Parramore High
School Class of 1957 will meet
Thursday, Aug. 10 at the
Livestock Pavilion at 7 p.m.
Local classmates are urged to
attend, as plans are being made
for the 50th class reunion, and
input is welcomed.
Contact Arduster House at
627-9651 or Joyce Richardson
at 663-2691.

Carter-Parramore
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Thanks to all who participat-
ed in the 40th class reunion June
30 through July 2.
There will be a class meeting
at the home of newly-elected
class president, Richard Taylor,
Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. Class mem-
bers ask that everyone attend to
help plan for the 41st class
reunion. All input is considered
important.

Havana Northside
High Class of '72
The Class of 1972 presents
Pew Rally worship service at 3
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at St.
Luke Primitive Baptist Church
on Old Brickyard Road East in
Midway. Elder Robert Gaines is
pastor.
Speaker for the occasion is
Sister Patricia Maynor. The
song service ,is provided by
HNH alumni Class of 1972


mass choir.
For more information contact
Don Parker, president, at 850-
574-4856, Shirley Bryant at
850-212-7019 or Mary Jean
Roberts 850-539-6570.


KMR earlier this year to find a
city manager, promote the
Gretna industrial park, and to
assist with other city. improve-
ments.
Knowles replied that much of
the bonus items require work
that is in fact above and beyond
the city manager's normal
duties, such as developing work
plans for Park Street Park and
handling other long-unresolved
items. He added it's unfair to say
Jefferson doesn't deserve
bonuses just because he didn't
do the work alone, as it will take
the help of many to unravel city
problems, particularly those
involving DEP grants.
Commissioner John Smith
suggested the contract's bonus
section should not contain set
amounts, rather the commission
should decide how much to pay
Jefferson per task, or they
should simply pay him bonuses
following each quarterly evalua-
tion based on whether he per-
formed his job well that quarter.
Knowles said the problem
with paying Jefferson for simply
"doing a good job," is that it
might not motivate him properly
to complete certain specific
goals set by the city.
"He should be awarded for
performance-specific goals.
Incentives need to be attached to
goals. Giving bonuses for a gen-
eral good job puts the city at a
disadvantage. He needs to have
good outcomes in order to get
bonuses," Knowles told the
commission.
Nonetheless, Frank said she
is "definitely opposed" to the
performance bonuses outlined in
Knowles' draft. Commissioner
Anthony Baker said he sensed
"hostility" and said there "is no
sense in squabbling over this
tonight," especially since Frank
"came in here with an agenda to
rip this apart, but didn't bring
any changes."
Baker then suggested tabling
the item until a later date. Frank
said she has the "right as a rep-
resentative to come in here and
state" her opinions.
Commissioners, on a 4-0


Recreation Advisory
Council meeting
The recreation advisory
council meeting will be at 6:30
p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17 in the
County Commission meeting
room at the Gadsden County
Government Complex on
Jefferson Street in Quincy.
Topics to be discussed:
Visioning phase III, update on
July-August operations and
much more.
If possible, please RSVP for
the meeting at 627-6684.

Robertsville-St. John
meeting
The Robertsville-St. John
Community meeting will be at 7
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at the
FAMU Farm Center on County
Road 267. Residents are encour-
aged to attend.

Shanks class of 1982
The class will hold a meeting
Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at the
County Commission building.
All classmates who are able are
asked to attend.

Shanks Middle

Open House

James A. Shanks Middle will
start its Back-to-School Open
House with an ice cream social
Sunday, Aug. 13 from 4-6 p.m.
Come out and meet the facul-
ty and staff, and pick up sched-
ules and other information need-
ed for a successful school year.
For more information call


Mrs. White at 850-875-8738
ext. 228.

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vote (Mayor Nadine Smith was
absent), eventually did agree to
table the item for further discus-
sion.
Following the contract draft
discussion, commissioners
adjourned to Park Street Park to
perform a site study and to dis-
cuss what should be done in
phase III and IV of a DEP grant.
Commissioners decided to
develop a large-scale picnic
pavilion, walking track, added
security features and more in
phases III and IV of park
improvements. The DEP award-
ed the city a total of $400,000
for those two phases last week.
Commissioners, based on a
bidding process, will hire a con-
tractor within the next several
months to complete phase III
and IV of park improvements,
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10 The Gadsden County Times August 10, 2006


Officials: new WGHS facility "on schedule, within budget"


117,000 square feet
building expected
to be complete by
summer of 2007

By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

The state-of-the-art new West
Gadsden High School facility is
budding near Greensboro, and
builders say it is on track for
completion by August 2007.
"Right now we're within budget
and on schedule," Chuck Lester,
project manager, says.
"We're excited about the new
facility, and I think everyone else
will be excited too," Reginald
James, Gadsden County
superintendent of schools, says.
SCrews with Ajax Building
Corporation, the primary
contractor for the project, have
worked for months grading land,
laying foundation and more at the
site, located just off State Road
12 near Greensboro.
Right now crews are working
on only the cafeteria, gymnasium
and music buildings, but will
eventually begin laying
foundations for an administration
building, media building and
classroom wings.
Masonry walls are nearing
completion in the cafeteria
building and music building, and
are currently being constructed in
the gymnasium. Weather


permitting, crews will pave the
student parking lot by week's
end, do final grading on the bus
loop, and by next month workers
will begin setting roof trusses on
the cafeteria and music buildings.
"Right now it's kind of boring
riding by (WGHS), but in the
next couple of months the
buildings will actually start to
look like school buildings,"
Lester says.
Upon completion, the 117,000
square-foot school will
essentially look like a smaller
version of East Gadsden High
School, completed in 2003 by
Ajax, Lester says.
The new facility will include
grades six through 12, and the old
West Gadsden High School
building will house Greensboro
Elementary School, being moved
from its current location on
Lonnie Clark Road.
"We merged two communities
and both will feel ownership Qf
the new school," James says.
The new school, designed by
Clemons, Rutherford and
Associates, will cost the local
school board around
$20,000,000.
Lester says the school is pretty
typical in design compared with
other new high schools of its size,
but will feature a new state-of-
the-art chilled water system for
cooling.
This system, he says, is more
expensive up front but makes for
far fewer maintenance issues
down the road, since it relies on
one large "chiller plant" unit to
cool the entire school, instead of


This photo, taken June 27 by Barry Gross of Barry's Photography, shows a bird's eye view of
progress at the new West Gadsden High School near Greensboro. Builders have added even more
to the evolving school since the photo was taken more than a month ago, and both school officials
and developers say everything is right on track for completion of the 117,000 square-foot facility by
the 2007-2008 school term. (Photo courtesy of Barry Gross of Barry's Photography)


many air conditioning units.
Right now about 50 to 60
construction workers are on site
everyday, but locals can expect to
see more than 100 buzzing
around the site in months to
come. The school is expected to
be open for business for the 2007-


-2008 school term.
James says he is ."really
pleased" with progress at WGHS.
Likewise, Lester says the
Gadsden County School Board
has been "great to work with."
Bruce Wilson, job
superintendent, Lester and other


Ajax officials give monthly
reports on progress ,at the new
West Gadsden High School at
regular School Board meetings,
held on the last Tuesday of each
month.


Gadsden READS shows students where there's a word, there's a way


Reading tutors
needed for local
program

by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

Bea Hopkins isn't looking for
just any 28 people.
The program director for
Americorps Gadsden Reads
wants people with a passion for
boosting the literacy rate in
Gadsden County.
"I'm looking for people who are
committed to help us raise the


literacy rate in Gadsden County,"
Hopkins said. "That's why I'm
having so many recruiting parties
- I want to get the best."
Americorps reading tutors serve
around 250 low-level reading
students of all ages in Gadsden
County. Teachers identify them as
needing a little extra help, and
Gadsdpn Reads rides to the
rescue.
"Our goal is to take those
children up one grade level.
We're required to take at least 80
percent of the children we serve
up one grade level every year,
and we have done that so far,"
Hopkins said.
The Americorps Gadsden Reads


program has been in the county
for 10 years and serves eight
schools: one high school, one
middle school and six elementary
schools. Members tutor students
throughout the school day as well
as a few hours after school.
Americorps tutors earn an
annual living allowance of
$10,900. Full-time tutors work
40 hours per week from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. and are eligible for a
$4,725 education award; part-
time tutors work from 8 a.m. to
noon and are eligible for a $2,350
education award.
Qualifications include good
communications skills, patience,
reliability and a high school


diploma or G.E.D. There are 20
full-time and eight part-time
positions available.
Hopkins, a lifelong Gadsden
County resident who started with
the organization as program
coordinator, says it's gratifying to
watch the program work for
tutors and students alike.
"When you bring a member in,
hire somebody who believed they
would be on welfare the rest of
their lives and a year later they're
going to college that has been
very rewarding for me," she said.
"It's great to see them move on.
And for parents who have to
work past 5 p.m., we can help
their kids with homework after


school. This program has had a
great impact. I've talked to
principals and they say the fact
that these kids had someone
serving them individually for 30
minutes a day made all the
difference."
Interested in becoming an
Americorps tutor? The group will
hold a recruitment party Aug. 12
from 9 a.m. to noon and another
Aug. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Both
will be at the Americorps
Gadsden Reads office at Gadsden
Magnet School, 500 W. King St.
in Quincy.


Hunker
Continued from Page 4
man at the university. How
difficult would it be? John assured
me my opponent was very small,
"he's the littlest guy in all of
Sherwood", and besides, "he's got a
lot less training than you do in the
pugilistic field."
I was trying to point out that
NOBODY had less training here
than me when the bell rang. The
little fellow didn't even shake
hands....he hit me right in the
mouth. And then he hit me again.
And again! I was trying to get my
hands up but those gloves were
heavy. The little guy hit me again!
Maybe Paschall was wiser than
me!
To heck with this boxing! I went
after the little guy's throat, I'd
choke him into submission! Before
I could wrestle him to the ground
he hit me seventeen more times!
Both eyes were swelling, my nose
had moved over close to my right
ear and I was drowning in my own
blood when something or
somebody (I was seeing four or
five people in the ring by now) hit
me with a sledge hammer! The last
thing I heard before I went
unconscious was the crowd booing
me and cheering the little guy.
I didn't last one round. Santan
demanded half of his money back.
Paschall was laughing himself silly.
The good country folks were
visibly relieved when I didn't die.
With both eyes swollen shut for a
week I understood John Milton's
poem a lot better. And I learned the
hard way that it is truly more
blessed to give than to receive....
Respectfully,
Kes

Winner
Continued from Page 4
have to, but dreary we will not be.
Our dreams must become a reality,
and our purpose must meet our
destiny. We must educate now, or
incarcerate later. Our past must not
poison our future. I encourage the
African American people to press
on, to run the race of life with joy
and patience, learn to value time as
a commodity that must never be
wasted.
I conclude with this thought
penned by Shakespeare: "The
heights that great men reached and
kept were not obtained by sudden
flight, but they, while their
companions slept, were toiling
upward in the night." Educate. It is
not an option.
Ron Scott


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Gretna officials mull over future of Park Street Park


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Vandalism, lapses in building
and other problems may have
plagued improvements on
Gretna's Park Street Park over
the last two years, but city offi-
cials say they are ready to pick
up the pieces and start anew
with the help of $400,000 in
grant money from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection.
Broken bathroom doors,
spray-painted walls, damaged
buildings and windows lacking
panes on a scoring booth stand
out like so many sore thumbs at
Park Street Park, which, in its
current battered state, hardly
looks like the result of $150,000
in grant money awarded over
the past two years.
Gretna City Manager
Antonio Jefferson says the
extensive damage is largely a
result of lapses in construction
between phases I and II of the
project.
DEP awarded Gretna
$50,000 for phase I of the proj-
ect and $100,000 for phase II.
The city used much of that first
grant for planning, but ran out of
grant money before completing


Dealer
continued from pg. 6

underwear (he wasn't wear-
ing a shirt) came down around
his ankles. In the tug of clothes,
Jones managed to come out of
his shorts, boxers and shoes.
With nothing left for the offi-
cers to hold on to Jones bolted
out of the car wearing only his
socks and headed for the woods
off McNair Road. An extensive


Inmate
Continued from Page 1
The jail nurse and the officer in
charge used CPR to revive
Kinsaul, but to no avail. A
medical examiner pronounced
him dead at 12:36 p.m. An
internal investigation into the
death is in progress.
Kinsaul was arrested early
Saturday morning on two counts
of criminal mischief over $1,000
each. The bail on the two counts
was set at $2,000 but he was
denied bail for violation of
probation, the result of a 2003
driving under the influence and
property damage charge in Leon
County.
The events early Saturday
morning led to Kinsaul's arrest
around 3 a.m. when a witness
saw Kinsaul riding around the
home of Havana Police Chief
Brian Mitchell "burning rubber"
in a red Camero.
He also allegedly scratched
several vulgar words on
Mitchell's patrol truck and
scratched lines in his personal
vehicle, a Chevrolet Avalanche;
both were in the yard.
Jenkins said they found a silver
"plumber's tool" in the yard that
could have been used to scratch
the surfaces of the vehicles. The
tool was was dry as if someone
had dropped it there, despite rain
Friday night. Kinsaul was a
plumber, according to the police
report.
When arrested, Kinsaul
appeared to be staggering left to
right as if drunk, but no sobriety
test was given, Jenkins said. At
the jail, Kinsaul was allowed to
keep his belt because there was
no apparent threat of suicide.
"There were no indications that
he had suicidal thoughts," he
said.
Kinsaul was convicted in 2004
of battery on a law enforcement
officer, violently resisting arrest
and driving under the influence,
causing damage to a person or
property in Leon County and
served two years prison.


Photo by Brian Dekle
Gretna city officials discuss at a special on-site meeting how to better use DEP grant money to
improve Park Street Park. The project has been plagued by vandalism and other problems since


it began two years ago.
the softball field's scoring booth
and other amenities at the park,
leaving its facilities vulnerable
to vandalism, Jefferson said.
To make matters worse, not
enough grant money was avail-
able at that time to build the
scoring booth and softball
dugout from blocks and to
install steel doors, resulting in
several broken-down doors and
other damages on the sub-par
materials.
Gretna did, however, manage


search of the area was fruitless
and Jones was on the run for two
weeks. However, there were
clues in the clothes he left
behind.
*His occupation: officers
found three different containers
containing crack cocaine, about
40 grams and $700 in cash.
*His identity: officers found
a driver's license, which gave
them his correct name and date
of birth, address, and photo.
Acting on a tip, the vice and
narcotics unit arrested Jones,


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At a special meeting last
Friday, Gretna city commission-
ers gathered at the park and
looked over a skeleton plan pre-
sented by Commissioner John
Smith outlining his vision of the
future of Park Street Park.
Other commissioners con-
curred with his ideas, and the
commission agreed to look
closely at implementing a large
picnic pavilion, walking track,
improved bathrooms, security
cameras and remote entry gates
at the park using the $400,000
grant money currently in city
hands.
Unfortunately, Jefferson said,
the city will have to bear the cost
of repairs to park facilities, as
the DEP only allows grant


money to be used for certain
improvements, repairs to exist-
ing structures not being one of
them.
He added he hopes vandal-
ism will wane in the future as
the park takes shape in the next
year or so.
"The city needs the residents
to step up and keep a watchful
eye on their resource," Jefferson
said.
The city will call for bids on
phase III and IV of the project
soon, and even though the city
has ,two years to complete
improvements as outlined by
DEP guidelines, Jefferson said
they hope to complete Park
Street Park improvements with-
in a year.


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If you would like to share news about local
sporting activities, you may submit news
and photos to gctimes@comcast.net
Sports news items are free of charge, but
must be submitted by noon Monday for
that week's issue. Information may also be


faxed to us
office at 15


at 627-7191 or brought to our
S. Madison St., Quincy.


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B Joe Ferolito


Radio days

The first recollection I ia\ e of ever
really\ listening to a Ma.joi League
Baseball game when I was a bo \\aas,
at my Uncle Co\'s house on an Eblo
back road.
Uncle Co\ '\aas mn mom ,
youngest brother lie and his wite.
Aunt Ruth. had t\wo guil's. Yette and


VY.on1eC. thl0at[ '%c :1 e.ii olIci lnldI ;i
eawl ounCfe than I. aild a son,
Ronnie. v ho w:s iisi,.1 lot
Back in those da\s in\ cousin.
and I had lun .spending the iiglht waih
each othei in wl.hatl were \eiy. L.ei
modest houses. that wcIle ical homes,
unlike today \when people hie in ery,
fine houses that struggle to be homes.
It w\as the late 4('s, 19-l)4.' that is,
I knov it's tough to belhe'e. %we didn't
hate electricity.


But Uncle Co\ and his faiul\ did
ha.ce a bi2 baticri radio. I'm sure
there are siil some people who can
remember those oaderis that attached
Lo an outside iod that seized as a
ground rt.d
There v.eie not man\ stauonrs to
listen it in thile daytime but at night
\ou could pick stations up from all
,e.ci. One ot those stations \\ as
KMOX ti e 'Voice ot Saint Louis,' a
'atioin that carried the baseball
Cardinals.
The staiion.s would d .Ot course trade
in and Lade out somewhat like iny
Ineiol of tilhe times do. but I can still
recall i.rnies like Stan Nlusial and Red
Schoendienst as player's on those
(Cidinal ctamis.
Uncle Co\ died in the nud-sixties.
Y\Lite. V.onne. and Ronnie grew up
and had farnilies and Aunt Ruth 'A as
%. ith us until last Fnday i hen a stroke
got the best of her at age 88.
A memorial sern ice %as held for
hel Monday night in Boumfay and I sat
theie remembering those battery radio
daI\s
A da', before the memorial serm ice
I had been in Tropicana Field in Saint
Pete ,atchinc the De\ il Rays host


Boston. I had promised my giul
fnend Caroli n Keller's grandson.
Cole, that \e would d try to go to a
major league game before the summer
%kas oxer. Sunday \'as the last chance
as Cole started school in Blountsitovin
Monday.
Tropicana Field also entered my
mind during Aunt Ruth's service
Monday night.
Because back in those battery radio
da\s there %ere no sports domes, no
ai tificial tui f. no ESPN oi millions of
other things itht there are toda\.
In Aunt Ruiths lifetime she s,aw
more changes in not only tangible
things, but, in life attitudes than hap-
pened in an\ other same length of
time in history.
Then the sadness of it really\ hit
me. Another link of my battery radio
days is gone, \ahich means a little
more of me is gone. But aren't I and
all my family blessed to haNe had
Aunt Ruth and battery radio days
Mihen houses %were homes.

East Gadsden names
football staff
Coach Scott Andeison has


announced the hiring of the follo'.'. ing
coaches to the Jaguar football staff
Jamel Holt \ will coach the defen-
sive line. Kendall Johnson \.ill be m
charge of the running backs and out-
side linebackers. Brannon Tidwell is
the quarterback coach and the defen-
sive backs coach, Akol Merov.wtz has
the duties for the inside linebackers
and the tight ends and Ricardo Shaw
w-ill coach the wtide iecei.ers and the
defensive backs.
Keith Dov.dell is head R. coach
and he -. ill be assisted b\ Larry
Kirkland.
The Jaguais are still seeking stu-
dent volunteers for managers and
%video help and any student \. wanting to
come out for the JV team is still wel-
come.
There are oter 50 players com-
bined out for the JV and varsity teams
now.
East Gadsden opens the season
with the pre-season game Fnday
August 18 when the\ host \\est
Gadsden in Soul Bowl 11 at the Jaguar
Field.


Teen Success Summit 2006 offers


concert, fashion show, discussion


The Teen Success Summit
2006 is set on making a differ-
ence in the lives of students in
and around Gadsden County.
Scheduled just two weeks after
school begins, Aug. 26, the sum-
mit will offer an encouraging
alternative for positive enter-
tainment in Quincy., :
The summit, which is free for'
all students, will be at Shanks
Middle School gymnasium, and
will include a panel discussion


between teens and community
leaders, a fashion show, a con-
cert, and give-aways.
Local sponsors include the
Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office, the Gadsden County
School Board, and ABC News
Channel 27. The summit begins
at 4 p,m,, and teens can register
by e-mail or the clay., of, the
event. We encourage .parents
and students to attend.
For more information call


850-559-9169 or 850 766-4960.
You can also e-mail us at suc-
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The theme of this year's sum-
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This is an annual conference
that creates and encourages pos-
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and decision making among stu-1
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collegiate level. TSS uses the
popularity of various entertain-
ment mediums to generate dis-
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cussion about
lifestyle behaviors.


appropriate


TSS offers teens various
skill-building activities, includ-
ing experience networking with
community leaders, appropriate
listening and response behaviors
during organized group discus-
sions,, style/image ,awareness
exercises,, vision. development
and enhancement exercises,
exposure to positive entertain-
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instruction for career aspira-
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The schedule of events is as
follows:
Registration begins 4 p.m.
Opening prayer 5 p.m.
Sovereign Joy -5:15 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion 5:30 6 p.m.
Fashion show 6 6:30 p.m.
Door prizes 6:30 6:45 p.m.
Concert 6:45 7:45p.m..
Closing remarks 7:45 8 p.m.
Presentations 7:45 8 p.m.

Volunteers

needed
We are in need of volunteer
cheerleader instructors and vol-
unteer football coaches.
Registration for football (Pee
Wee tackle, ages 8-10 and
Midget tackle, ages l1&12) and
cheerleaders, ages 5-12 has
begun.
If you have questions, please
contact Greg Taylor at (850)
875-2255.

Calling all

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ChrisErica's All-Star
Competition Cheerleading
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Quincy Aug. 21 25 for girls
ages 9 16.
For more information, please
contact Erica Jordan at 510-
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Seminole Ramlins

by Jack Wingate

Down home roun Faceville with 9 of us living in one house,
-wash day was a chore. My mother took Monday to wash sheets,
pillow cases and underclothes in one pot and blue work clothes in
the other pot. 3 tubs of water was drawn up to use the rubboard
in and one to rinse in. She put Argo Starch in the third to stiffen
Sunday go to meeting shirts in. My job was to get in the tub and
walk round and round holding onto a rope tied to a limb overhead.
Also it worked on the sheets as
well. After the clothes was on the'r
line, the wash ':.,' a was toted into
each room of the house. The floo i < '
were scrubed to a brite shine and -
the excess water would run out on -
the ground threw very small holes .-
drilled in the floor. That's the rea-
son for this story, the small holes
would not let skeeters in, nor
snakes or rats. It being dog days
everyone was trying to look out for
the bad things.
So far as Bass is concerned we have had a poor week showing
up. Only one boat reported a good catch of Bass and that was this
past Sunday when Mr. Ball reported a good catch made on a type
of Buzz Bait, one at 5 1/2 lbs.
Bream is another thing, we are proud of our Bream this week.
Limit catches of Bream everyday, even the days it rained so hard
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We all look forward to very good fall fishen as Sept., Oct. and
Nov. has to pass over us. Top Water should be very good, that's
when I carry a Bass rod with Zana Spook also my Fly Rod and
Floating Bug.
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Quincy denies 38-home Sunset Acres expansion


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Quincy City Commission
turned down a request to build 38 addi-
tional homes in Sunset Acres on unde-
veloped land at the east end of the sub-
division just off South Adams Street.
The issue was postponed two weeks
at the request of Commissioner Derrick
Elias who said that his constituents had
not been adequately informed about the
implications of that many homes going
into the area.
Monday night Elias held at town
meeting to hear what people had to say.
"No one at that meeting was in favor of
this. And, of all of the phone calls I got,
only one person favored it," he said.
The subdivision plat has been on the
books since 1965 when the first part of
Sunset Acres was built out. No one, not
even the current developer, could say
why it took 41 years for another devel-


oper to make the request.
Attorney Jack McLean said, initial-
ly, he didn't think the city could stop it
since it was given approval by a prior
commission. Commissioner Finley
Cook asked if the city was at risk for a
law suit if the already platted develop-
ment was denied.
Chuck Shrode lives on Dupont
Avenue, the only way in and out of the
new development. He said his main
concern is the traffic that 38 new homes
could generate at approximately two
cars per household.
"I measured that street and its only
30 feet from curb to curb. People' park
on the street because they are allowed.
With that many more cars it would be
like the worm effect," he said.
Homeowner Alexander Thompson,
echoed Shrode's concerns about traffic.
He also told commissioners that if they
allowed the development to build out,
they should consider adding more utili-


ties. "Every time it rains, the lights
blink," he said.
"I live on the corner and all of that
traffic is going right past my house,"
said William Carter.
Russell Large, representing the
developer Alex Sutor, said he had con-
ducted a survey during peak afternoon
hours and that only about 19 cars would
be generated from the additional
homes. "Right now, its at 55 (trips at
peak hour) for Dupont Ave. and
Cheeseborough Ave. The additional 19
cars would only make it 74," he said.
Sutor told the commissioners that he
wanted build the affordable homes
through a new federal housing program
called Hope. It would pay the first
$40,000 of the new homeowner's mort-
gage. "These would be housing for
teachers, firemen, nurses, those essen-
tial people who won't move here
because they can't buy a home," he
said.


He also said that if the homes were
constructed and occupied now, they
would have generated $165,000 in
taxes last year based on the city's cur-
rent millage rate.
But Elias, who represents the district
where the proposed subdivision would
be, said a lot of things have changed
since 1965 and that to expect a subdivi-
sion to get approved in 2006 with only
one way in and one way out is not very
responsible.
He said houses don't have to be built
on every piece of vacant land. '"That
why the Department of Community
Affairs is telling Leon, Wakulla and
Gadsden counties to slow down. I think
we can stop it. We don't want this,"
Elias said. His fellow commissioners
agreed and voted unanimously not to
approve the project.
Sutor said he didn't know what his
next move would be.
In other matters, commissioners:


*voted to pay the remaining $8,100
to North Florida Asphalt for the com-
pletion of the Stewart Street Bridge
Project.
*denied the adoption of a proposed
ordinance to increase Occupational
License fees by 5 percent.
*voted to install 40 additional calm-
ing devices (speed humps) throughout
the city this year.
*awarded the contract to
Hydrogeological Services of Quincy to
monitor the Byrd Landfill.
*voted to continue meeting as the
CRA Board.
*the manager will file for an exemp-
tion on the excise tax with' the
Department of Revenue. He feels the
county has overpaid.
*county attorney informed that the
city can keep the cash (about $13,000)
and the proceeds from the sale of three
automobiles confiscated in a drug arrest
two years ago.


Lunch with the girls:



Grace Nelson campaigns for husband in Quincy


by Alice Du Pont
Times Editor

It had all the markings of "a lunch with
the girls," only the topics were a lot more
weighty than recipes, fashion, and fun ways
to relax.
Grace Nelson, wife of Senator Bill
Nelson, was the featured speaker at a meet-
ing of local women to discuss issues that
were of concern to them.
While Nelson made it, clear that she was
not here to campaign for her husband, who
is up for re-election this year, she said she
wanted to hear what the women had to say.
"This is not about campaigning; it's about
relationships and building relationships,"


Nelson said.
She asked the approximately 20 women
present what they would wish for it they had
a magic wand. The wishes ran from afford-
able housing to health care for all, and edu-
cation. Nelson wrote most of the wishes
down and down and later said the women in
the room were able to change all of the
things that they wished for through the spir--
it of love and cooperation.
"The women of the world must choose to
solve problems through love. We divide our-
selves by our differences. We divide by race,
religion, the haves and have-nots and by
political party. As a man thinketh, so is he,"
she said. Those divisions can be overcome,
she said, if all people are invited to the table


to share in solving problems.
And, from her vantage point in
Washington, D.C., Nelson said there are a
lot of problems faced by our 'nation that
must be solved. "We have problems of ter-
rorism, the deficit, healthcare, and out-of-
control spending that we need to address,
but we cannot do it divided," Nelson said.
She said she has been meeting with
groups of women across the state to get the
point across that if things in this county are
going to get fixed, we must fix them our-
selves. "It's all about the way we treat each
other. Women can decide to buck the system
and choose a different way, a kinder way.
We must build bridges because bridges are a
better way," she said.


Quincy

Continued from Page 1

"I am also concerned that the
police building is still falling
apart and officers are suffering
(by) working in a mold-infested
environment, Elias said.
' Bogan said he is working on
possibly talking with the county
officials about the possible
purchase of the old jail property
at the comer Adams and
Crawford streets. He also said
there is another site he his
considering and will bring it back
to commissioners.
Moving on, Elias said he was
further concerned with city
attorney Jack McLean's
interpretations and opinions. He
specifically cited McLean's
influence in preparing the
agenda, his advice on the finance
director's position and his
crafting an ordinance that
'excludes everyone except one
person'. "As a person in Human
Resources and dealing the law, I
still don't know if that can be
done legally," he said.
Elias said he is also bothered by
trash and debris in the city. "If
you are a visitor to the city it
looks like it has already been hit
by a storm," he said. He
questioned whether the Code
Enforcement Officer is getting
the job done. "There are junk
cars, overgrown lots, dilapidated
housing and having a police
officer allegedly in charge of
Code Enforcement, but the police
chief is experiencing a shortage
of officers. The city has a notice
provision of code enforcement, a
citation program. We don't need
a storm to come through, a visitor
to the city would think a storm
just came through," he said.
Mayor Sherrie Taylor said she
has noticed improvement in her
district and asked Elias to give
the program another six to twelve
months to work. "I know he's
giving out citations because I'm
getting calls," she said.
Elias said he has also heard
from employees who have begun
to complain, quit, get fired, or
retire unexpectedly. "I'm getting
calls from people who say there
is about to be a mutiny. I hope
when you are hiring people at
high salaries that they won't be
going back to Leon County every
night," he said.
Commissioner Finiely Cook
took the opportunity to agree
with Elias on some of his points,
specifically on advertising for
hiring a finance director. But he
asked Elias and the other


commissioners to be patient with
Bogan. "I have a feeling we're
turning it around,"' Cook said.
Commissioners also' had
concerns about. "high" utility
bills. Bogan explained that the
customer service is in the process
of instituting an audit program.
When a customer has a complaint
or questions the bill, an energy
auditor will visit the home and
check things that might account
for and increase in the bill.
But he warned that with the
price of oil on the rise it might
get worse before it gets better.
"British Petroleum says it will
take six months to repair a small
pipe. Do you know what that will
do for the price of oil?" he asked,
adding. "People 'don't want to
pay $3 per gallon for gas, but the
price of oil is going up."
He ended his comments by
saying with "there is no vision."
"I, agree that there should be
shared vision. I would like to
have a retreat so that we can
work toward that," Bogan said.
Thirty minutes after Elias, Sam
Hawkins, representing the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) went to the podium
with his list of concerns.
First, he said he was
disappointed because he asked to
be on the night's agenda and the
request was denied. "Why," he
asked, but didn't receive and
answer.
The driving range on Martin
Luther King, Jr. Blvd. was first
on his list. He said the $125,000
range was to be on the site of a
(city) dump and wanted to know
a date when the range will be
completed. Luckily,
Commissioner Keith Dowdell
has asked the same question
earlier in the evening and was
told there is do definite date.
He also told the Board that the
city spent $500 on bicycles for
police officers that now sit in
storage. "At the price of gas, you
should pull them out and use
them," he suggested.
Continuing, Hawkins said the
city should invest in a swimming
pool. "Not everybody is going to
play football or basketball. But
we could have the next Mark
Spitz on our hands if we had the
facilities.
Other concerns he voices
included:
*the role of the Community
Development Agency (CRA) and
how much money was available.
*Netquincy and why the city is
not using it as a way to increase
revenues. He compared
Netquincy to a thoroughbred
horse that the city will not allow
to race. He also asked
Commissioner Cook if he has


stock in TDS Telecom.
*He said he would like to see
the cities and the county work
together in a cooperative spirit.


School

Continued from Page 1
boards in the state of Florida.
Three of our five members are
state board certified. We are
totally committed to doing the
very best we can for boys. and
girls, and the teachers of Gadsden
County."
Milton said regardless of where
they go to college, people's
expectations for Gadsden County
students are high. "Gadsden
County students are doing great
things everywhere," he said.
Superintendent James showed a
PowerPoint presentation
outlining the consistent academic
improvements Gadsden County
schools have made this year,
following Milton's remarks.
"We're proud of what we've
done," James said.
State Sen. Al Lawson, a
graduate of Gadsden County
schools, concluded the meeting
by offering a definition of
education he heard 'from his
seventh grade teacher.
"Education is the continuous
process of learning with an
unknown destination," Lawson
said.
Following the meeting, AJAX
Building Corporation treated
those present to a barbecue lunch.


Growth

Continued from Page 1
complete or incomplete; if it's
deemed complete, it goes to a
regional planning council, where
local government and those
affected by the amendment, can
request a review. If no review is
requested, DCA notifies local
government of its decision to
review the request and the
proposed amendment moves into
the adopted amendment phase.
Local government submits three
copies of the adopted plan
amendment to DCA and one to
review agencies as appropriate -
planning councils, water
management districts and the
state Department of
Environmental Protection, for
example.
If the plan amendment is found
to be noncompliant, DCA issues
a notice of intent and requests a
hearing with the Division of
Administrative Hearings if local
government and DCA are not


able to negotiate a settlement.
The affected party has 21 days to
challenge a finding that'a plan
amendment is noncompliant. If
no agreement is reached, the
matter could ultimately be settled
by the governor and his cabinet.
McCord said he thinks the
.DCA's opposition represents a
move to coerce Gadsden County
into establishing urban service
boundaries, which affect the
location of non-rural
development and the location of
supporting infrastructures. The
boundaries of an urban growth
area are set using population
forecasts and surround urban
service areas that include sewer
and water.
"I think they want to hold us to
establishing urban service
boundaries," McCord said, "but
these plans were reviewed before
we started the visioning process.
This is not urban sprawl the way
we define it we'll see how they
define it."

Seniors

Continued from Page 1
(previous) board was the source
of all of the problems," the former
employee, who wished to be
unnamed, said.
That board was removed when
the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida (AAANF)
threatened to pull much of the
funding and services.
"(This happened) as a result of
the current council being in breach
of the master agreement with the
AAANF, Inc., which provides
funding. For the past 14 months
the AAANF, Inc. has attempted to
have a number of issues resolved
by the current council, but to no
avail," said County Manager
Marion Brown in a Board of
County Commissioners meeting
July 5, 2005.
The BoCC terminated the lease
of the former board in a letter
dated July 21, 2005, giving them a
60-day notice. On Dec. 19, 2005
the BoCC entered into another
agreement with the new board,
called Gadsden Senior Services,
Inc.
The agreement was that the
lessee would pay the county $1
per year to use the premises, and
the county would pay for the
maintenance and upkeep of the
building.
One of the problems the former
board faced stemmed from the
inability to provide more services.
"We were told that there would
be no more fundraising, that the
money would come from the
county. Some of the people who
used the services really liked the


annual Rock-A-Thon, but they
were told that it was going to stop.
When other people at the center
spoke up in favor of the
fundraisers they were either fired
or reprimanded," the unnamed
employee said.
The employee said she
understood that in a six month
period the turnover rate was 120
percent.
Still, as. the seniors look for
things to do and services, the fnew
board members say they are
getting trained and are ready to
take on the challenge of providing
what people need.


Midway School

Supply

Giveaway


A school supply giveaway
will take place Saturday, Aug.
12 at Midway City Hall
beginning at 9 a.m.
The giveaway will last
until all the supplies are gone.


Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth Teen

Instruments of Praise Dance Team
Come join the fun as the Praise Dance Team "Takes the Limits
Off" at our first dance concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at
Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth, 1110 Rich Bay Road in Havana.
There will be dance, music, poetry, mime and more.
For transportation needs or more details, call the church office at
539-1690, or call Nicole at 694-1537, or Karen at 443-2292.

James A. Shanks Class of '78
The 30th class reunion preparations are underway for the James
A. Shanks High School Class of 1978. To kick-start the reunion, the
class will travel (via individual transportation) to Panama City
Saturday, Aug. 19 to board the Lady Anderson Dining Yacht Cruise
(5550 N. Lagoon Dr.). Boarding time is 6:30 p.m. CST. Cruise time
is from 7-9:30 p.m CST.
If you want to join the convoy please meet in the Winn-Dixie
parking lot at 4 p.m. EST. The fee for the cruise and dinner is
$44.50 per person. The deadline to pay the fee is Monday, Aug. 14.
Please contact Linda Gail Smith at 856-5342, Jacki Zackery Feagin
at 627-4938 or Nellie Nealy Graham at 933-8344 for more informa-
tion and/or to pay your fee.

James A. Shanks Class of 1985
James A. Shanks Class of 1985 will have a class meeting Sunday,
Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. at Quincy City Hall to plan for the 40th birthday
bash.
For more information contact Shelia Thomas at 850-875-4934.






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One of the 'best kept secrets in the world'...

Mailman brings joy of Christmas to "kids 1 to 92'


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

During the sweltering summer months,
Christmas trees, cold weather and Santa Claus
may seem nothing more than a distant thought to
most. But for some locals on a Quincy postman's
mail route, Santa Claus sightings and tastes of the
Christmas spirit are a daily affair, even in the mid-
dle of summer.
For around 10 years John Folsom, a Quincy
mail carrier, has brought the joy of Christmas to
"kids 1 to 92" on his route and elsewhere during
the month of December. In recent years that joy
has lasted beyond December, however.
During the holiday season people on Folsom's
route become accustomed to seeing the long-
bearded man in a Santa hat handing out mail dur-
ing the week, and on his days off in full Santa
garb traveling around town greeting mail cus-
tomers, young children and local elderly.
After Santa is finished with his Christmas Eve
deliveries and children open their last presents on
Christmas morning, lending way to a new year
and a largely forgotten Christmas, Folsom said he
expected his jolly alter-ego to be forgotten, as
well.
"Once December had passed and the suit had
been put away, I thought Santa had been put
away," Folsom said.
Not so, however, he soon came to find.
"Once (during summer) when pulling up to a
box to place mail in it, I noticed two of my 'little'
customers standing back several feet from the
box. After stopping the little boy asked, 'are you
the real Santa Claus?' I put my index finger to my
lips and went, 'shhhhh. Nobody is supposed to
know that,'" Folsom recalls.
A large smile on the young boy's face followed
as if he had discovered one of the best-kept secrets
in the world.
"How can a person explain the feeling in their
heart that I had when I started to pull away, and
his little sister whispered very softly, while wav-
ing, 'bye Santa!' She was doing her part to keep
the secret," Folsom says.
For years children have recognized Folsom as
Santa outside of the Christmas season. Busses full
of young students have passed by the local mail-
man and yelled, "Hi Santa!"
Even children not on Folsom's regular route
instantly decide Folsom, with his long beard and
jovial grin, must be the real thing and not some
department store imitation.
"Once while assisting another carrier, I stopped
to deliver a comer box. Three young lads, perhaps
6 or 7 years old, were on the opposite comer. Two
of the three came across the street and immediate-
ly began informing me of what they wanted for
the upcoming Christmas. When they started back
across the street, the third child started to cast
doubts as to whether or not I was 'real.' Before I
pulled away I heard one of the other two say,
'man, you missed your chance; that is the real
Santa!'" Folsom remembers.
The next day, on the same route, the doubter
waited for "Santa," alone, and began reciting his
wish list even before Folsom could place the mail
in the box.
"I sat there momentarily amused in the knowl-
edge that this kid was just covering his bases just
in case," Folsom says.
When Folsom is not on his regular route, his
young customers miss him. Once a substitute
driver delivered mail for Folsom and told him a
young girl came running out of the house yelling
"ho ho ho!" Her brother quickly corrected her,


\Unsng an en unnoticed, they make
nit' a better place to live.
saying, "That's not Santa; he's not fat enough."
Even the local "young at heart" get excited
about the opportunity to see Santa year-round.
Folsom recalls once in July when a young man
on his bike asked for a hug from Santa Claus. The
next day, Folsom said, an elderly gentleman who
lived a couple of streets over stood by his mail-
box, chuckling, and said, "Heh, heh, heh. I need a
hug from Santa Claus."
"What else could I do? I got out and hugged
him. CB (the elderly man, now deceased) is
missed by those that knew him, but he did get his
hug from Santa," Folsom says.


John Folsom is pictured here in his best
Santa Claus garb. The Quincy mailman can
often be seen during December wearing the
famous red suit around town. Even on the off-
season, however, Folsom's young customer's
recognize him as Santa Claus. (Photo by Brian
Dekle)


John Folsom, Quincy's very own Santa Claus, carefully constructs a Harley-Davidson motor-
cycle out of balloons, a fond hobby of his. (Photo by Brian Dekle)


Regardless of age, occupation or reason,
Folsom said it is the people he touches and the
positive feedback he gets that perpetuate his
desire to wear the familiar red suit and hat every
year, particularly for a devout fan like Florence
Brown Graham.
Folsom visited then-93-year-old Graham in a
nursing home a few years ago and had his picture
taken with the elderly lady. Nurses later told him
that Graham kept that photo beside her bed.
Another time Folsom visited some disabled
children and met a young girl whom nurses
described as being very withdrawn even to the
point of never speaking. At the end of "Santa's"
visit, however, the shy girl came up to Folsom
and asked him, "Where are the reindeer?"
Parents even take advantage of Folsom's keen


Kris Kringle resemblance, asking to have their
picture taken with him so they can tell their kids
they'd better be good since they know Santa.
Although Quincy's very own Santa spreads joy
just by looking like everyone's favorite holiday
hero, Folsom adds balloon-making to the mix.
The skilled balloonist can construct everything
from animals to a Harley Davidson motorcycle
out of long, slender balloons, and often hands
them out to his young fans.
No matter what the season or what the weather
is like outside, Folsom will always be known as
Santa to many locals, a role he said he adores and
plans to continue.
"If I would have only known the fun I would
have and the joy it would bring, I would have
started years earlier," Folsom says.


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Obitucrie6


Anette Arnold-
Robinson

Anette Arnold-Robinson, 61, of
Port Charlotte, died on Saturday,
July 29, 2006 at Fawcette
Memorial Hospital. She was a
native of Gadsden County, and a
member of St. John Missionary
Baptist Church. Burial was at
Rosedale Community Cemetery.
Crawford and Moultry Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Shirley Lunceford (Randy)
and Mary DeVaughn (James)
both of Jackson, Sharon Martin
(Roy) of Avon and Lu'Kechua
Myrie of Arcadia; her brothers,
Mayo Cunningham (Lawanda)
of Arcadia, Loucious Arnold of
Chattahoochee, Lovernal
Arnold (Sharon) of
Chattahoochee and Caro
Emanuel (Inez) of Arcadia; her
sister, Marion Lee of
Chattahoochee; her uncle,
James Jackson of
Chattahoochee; her aunt, Evelyn
Smith of Pomono Beach; a
devoted friend, Alphonso Myrie
of Limestone; eight grandchil-
dren, Brice Mack, Rashida
Arnold, Michael Hill, Lishida
Nightingale, Brandon
Lunceford, Kelly Cuningham,
Lawanda Cunningham and

Moultry

Funeral Home

Rashawnee Yarde.
Delores Bryant Blake

Delores Bryant Blake, 59, of
Quincy, 'died on Wednesday,
August 2, 2006.
Services were Friday, August 4
at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Independent Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
She was born on January 12,
1947, and was a member of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her husband
of 40 years, William "Bill"
Blake' of Quincy;- her'sons;
Bryant Blake of Tallahassee and
Robert Lee Blake (wife Vonda)
of Quincy; grandchildren,
Dustin, Bryson, Jasmine and
Dakota and a sister, Sandra B.
Davis of Sawdust.




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Funeral Home


Isabella D. Coleman

Isabella D. Coleman, 69 of
Chattahoochee, died Monday,
July 31, 2006 in Marianna. She
was born April 9, 1937 in Dale,
GA to Rev.
L.P. and
Sarah Davis,

Coleman
Oct ema6
1951. She
was a self-
employed
childcare
provider.
Funeral services were Monday,
Aug. 7 at Bethel Baptist Church
in Chattahoochee with burial in
White Cemetery in Dell, GA.
Bradwell Mortuary, had charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband
of 55 years, Charles Coleman of
Chattahoochee; sons, Deric D.
Coleman of Chattahoochee, Eric
A. Coleman of Mt. Vernon, NY,
Lelsey C. Coleman of Bronx,
NY, Andrew L. Coleman of
Ithaca, NY, Eric L. Hollis
(Renee) of Newport, VA, and
Mike Coleman (Suzzane) of
West Palm Beach; daughters,
Stacey L. Sanders of
Chattahoochee and Zolita White
of Alexandria, VA; sisters,
Margel Davis of St. Petersburg,
Lois Barker of Panama City and
Elouise Stanley of Baton Rouge,
LA; and brothers, Daryl Davis
and Paul Davis of St.
Petersburg.

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'Mortuary
Quincy, TL

Vernon Byron Hardy

Vernon Byron Hardy, 46, of
Quincy, died on Saturday,
August 5, 2006 at Tallahassee
Memorial Healthcare.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on
Saturday,
August 12 at
St. James
MBR 1Cfidrcdh
i n
Greensboro.
Visitation is
from 5 8
p.m. Friday,
August 11 at
Bradwell
Mortuary, who has charge of
arrangements.
Mr. Hardy was born March 3,
1960 in Bristol to Pearlie Mae
Hardy. He attended Liberty
County High School and was
employed as a carpenter's


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Arnett pastor
appreciation


Arnett Chapel will celebrate its
Pastor Appreciation Day
Monday, Aug. 14 through
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
nightly.
The speakers for this occasion
will be as follows: Monday, the
Rev. Jimmy L. Simmons of St.
Clair and Mt. Zion P.B. Church
and congregation; Tuesday, the
Rev. Louiza Thomas of Stewart
Chapel AME Church and con-
gregation; Wednesday, the Rev.
Edward L. Greer of St. Thomas
MB Church and congregation;
Thursday, the Rev. Larry Issac
Scott of First Elizabeth MB
church and congregation.
The appreciation will end with
a Caribbean style reception
Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at
D.H. Jamison Fellowship Hall.


Agape to host
Youth Explosion
Agape Christian Fellowship
Center will host its annual Youth
Explosion Friday, Aug. 18 at
7:30 p.m.
The theme is "Getting Crunk
For Jesus." This free event will
be held at the National Guard
Armory, located off the Pat
Thomas Highway. Come out
and be a partaker of praising and
worshiping the Lord.
What Is the Youth Explosion?
It is getting a high in the Lord
through praising God with
expressions, acts of love with
dancing and songs, etc. There
will be church groups all the
way from Rochester, N.Y, to
share their love for the Lord
through expressions of dances
and songs.
On Sunday, Aug. 20, Prophet
Ronald Vicker will deliver the
word of God to the church.
Agape CFC services are:
Sunday School, every Sunday at
9;45 a.m.; praises and worship,
11:15 a.m.; prayer, every
Monday at 7 p.m.; and bible
study, every Wednesday at 7:30
p.m.
Pastor Reginald Washington,
Sr. and the church family invite
you to join us at any of the serv-
ices.
Arnett Family and
Friends Day
All are invited to come out and
worship with Arnett Chapel
members Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5


helper.
Survivors include his wife of 28
years, Delinda Smith-Hardy of
Quincy; his sons, Bryan Hardy
of Sycamore and Treyvion
Hardy of Bristol; a granddaugh-
ter, Ashona Ja'Naye Hardy of
Chattahoochee; a grandson,
DeMarcus Jaiven Hardy, Jr. of
Ft. Lauderdale; his mother,
Pearlie Mae Hardy of Bristol;
his brothers, Theodore Warren
Hardy of Chattahoochee,
Donnie Hardy (Marilyn) of
Bristol and Andrew Fletcher of
Sycamore; his sisters, Jane
Hardy of Bristol, Brenedette
Hardy-Blake of Sanford, Sandra
Green (Willie Henry) of Bristol
and Shelia Hardy of St.
Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Pernell Fletcher, a
daughter, Angela Hardy and a
son, DeMarcus Hardy.

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'Mortuary
Quincy, FL

Linda Faircloth Kappelle
Linda Faircloth Kappelle, 63 of
Quincy, died Saturday, August
5, 2006.
No services are planned.
Charles McClellan is in charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by her mother,
Virginia Olivent Faircloth of
Quincy; her sister, Jeanette F.
Paul of Quincy; a son, John
Allen Clemons of Tampa; three
daughters, Mary Virginia
Clemons of Tallahassee,
Candace Clemons and Cathy
Clemons of North Carolina, and
two grandchildren.


Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


Carrie Jackson-Kelly

Carrie Jackson-Kelly, 88, of
Gretna, died on Friday, August
4, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m.
on Saturday, August 12 at Salem
AME Church, with Rev. Charlie
Worthen officiating. Burial will
be at Community Cemetery.
Visitation is
from 3 to 8
p.m. on
Friday.
August 11 at
Bradwell
Mortar y,
who is in
charge ofr
arMembers are asking those in-

She was
born on
January 13, 1918 in Hardaway


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THo speaker for the occasion
will be the Rev. Tony Hansberry

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Scott.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Life Deliverance
Ministries
Life Deliverance Ministries
will celebrate its annual
Professionals' Day program at 4
p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20. The
keynote speaker will be Brother
Kenny Walker. The theme is
"Working Together to Maintain
Our Community."
The church is located at 3377
Jim Lee Road in Tallahassee.
More church news on
Page B3


to the late Dave and Rosa
Jackson. She attended Gadsden
County public schools, and mar
ried Lon Kelly in 1940.
Survivors include six daugh-
ters, Rosa Lindsey of St.
Petersburg, Mamie Kelly of
Quincy, Elouise Williams of
Newark, N.J.,. Annie Kelly of
Gretna, Lillie Kelly of Newark,
N.J. and Bertha Harvey (Bill) of
St. Petersburg; two sons, John
Kelly (Erma) of Nashville,
Tenn., and Johnny Kelly (Vera)
of St. Petersburg; 23 grandchil-
dren; 39 great-grandchildren;
five great-great-grandchildren
and her brother, Ozzie Jackson.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Lon Kelly, her par-
ents, Dave and Rosa Jackson;
her children, Robert, Catherean,
and Roosevelt Kelly; siblings,
Emma Starks, Nathaniel,
Wallace and Jessie Jackson and
a grandchild, Jimmy Clark.

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Quincy, TL


Ronald Lee Kennedy
Ronald Lee Kennedy, 59 of
Sadberry Road, died Thursday,
August 3, 2006 at home.
Services will be at the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by a devoted
friend, Mike Mercuri of Quincy.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home

Michael Dewayne Keys
Michael Dewayne Keys 29, of
Quincy, died on Saturday,
August 5, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Services are at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, August 12 at Glory
Tabernacle, with burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. 'Apostle
Rosalyn Copeland and Pastor
Lorraine Gibson will officiate.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. EDT
on Friday,
August 11 at

Mortuary,
Who' is in
charge of
arrange-
ments.
He was
born on
January 26,
1977 in Gretna to Tommy Lee
Keys and Katherine Dixon.
He is survived by his mother,
Katherine Dixon of Quincy; his
sons, Mikal and Marquez Keys,
and his daughters, LaDreke and
Taquado Keys all of Gretna.
He was preceded in death by


his father, Tommy Lee Keys, his
grandmother, Annie Nell Hicks
and his grandfather, Sylvester
Keys, Sr.


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Irma P. Mitchell
Irma P. Mitchell, 86, of Quincy,
died on Sunday, August 6, 2006
in Tallahassee.
Services are at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, August 12 at Arnett
Chapel AME Church, and burial
at Williams Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 1-7 p.m. Friday,
August 11 at Williams Funeral
Home, who is in charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter,
Yvonne M. Powell of
Tallahassee, her son, Roosevelt
Mitchell (Sarah) of Quincy and
seven grandchildren.

Williams
Funeral
Home


Harold Lanard Tyler
Harold Lanard Tyler, 43 of
Tallahassee, died on Friday,
August 4, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Graveside services are at 10
a.m. on Saturday, August 12 at
Southside Cemetery in
Tallahassee, with Rev. Jerome
Griffin officiating. Visitation
and wake will be from 6 to 8
p.m. on Friday, August 11 at
Bradwell Mortuary Chapel in
Quincy, who is in charge of
arrangements.
He was born July 5, 1963 in
Tallahassee to Willie James
Tyler and Betty Tyler, and
worked in construction.
He is survived by his mother,
Betty Tyler; his father, Willie
James Tyler; brothers, Reginald
and Anthony Tyler; sisters,
Sharon Tyler and Lacretia Tyler;
and a friend, Shirley Tyler all of
Tallahassee.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents.


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Gospel in Park
Elizabeth Church would like to
thank everyone who participated
in its third annual Gospel in the
Park/Back-to-School Rally.
Because of community partici-
pation, it was a huge, success
with over 300 in attendance. We
were able to serve overJ150 stu-
dents with backpacks and sup-
plies to start the school year.
Your assistance and presence
helped to make it a great suc-
cess. "May God continue to rich-
ly bless you" is our prayer.
Again, thanks from ,the
Elizabeth Church of Christ
W.I.H., Inc. family.

Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry
Faith Cornerstone will hold an
intercessory prayer service at 7
p.m., Aug. 9-11 CST. Also, there
will be a Morning Glory
Program at 9 a.m. CST Saturday,
Aug. 12.
These programs will be held at
Faith Cornerstone Church
Ministry in Malone.
For more information contact
Pastor Virginia Smith at (850)
856-9056 or (850) 569-5600 or
Evangelist Eldiest Andrews at
(850) 487-8766.
The church is located at 5460
Collins Chapel Rd in Malone.

Greater Harvest
Ministries, Inc.
Here's a schedule of Greater
Harvest Ministries events:
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. TV min-
istry (WQTN cable 13).
9:15 a.m. Church in train-
ing; 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, 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 Fridays Radio
ministry (WWSD 1230 AM
radio).
Ministry outings: Aug. 13, 4
p.m. New Bethlehem PB
Church. Pastor Kent. Pastor's
anniversary.
*Aug. 9 11, 6:30 p.m. GHM
vacation bible school has been
rescheduled for a later date. To
be announced.
Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. Holy
Community Church. Phstor N.
Shaw. Pastor's appreciation.
Sept. 17, 6 p.m. FG District
Worship Service (Defuniak


Springs). Pastor A. Russell
Hughes. The Everlasting Word
Church.
Oct. 22 (fourth Sunday) -
Founders' night. Pastoral
anniversary.
Nov. 12 (second Sunday) -
Greater Harvest Church anniver-
sary.
The church is located at 14602
W. Main St. in Gretna. Dr.
Gerald Thomas, Sr. is senior pas-
tor.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries
Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday
school; 11 a.m. worship serv-
ice.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. -
Praise and worship.
Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. Apostle
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.
Aug. 12, 8 a.m. Apostolic
Support Team sponsors car wash
at
Advance Auto Parts.
Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Highly
Exalted Praise at Friendship
AME (Chattahoochee).
Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. -
Deliverance Temple/Junior
Bishop Deas and
The Power of Praise/Pastor
Dorothy -Harris at Highly
Exalted
Praise.
Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Apostle
Christian Sherman and Faith
Deliverance Ministries of
Berochah at Highly Exalted
Praise.
Aug. 20, 6 p.m. Family and
Friends night at Highly Exalted
praise. Pastor Judson Duvall
and New Revelation.
Visit our website at: iicormin-
istries.com (all lower case let-
ters).
For more information contact
Patsy Henry at 875-4497 Mon.-
Fri. 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
High Exalted praise Ministries
is located at 91 Serenity Lane,
Quincy.

Memorial service at
Blessed Hope M.B.
Blessed Hope MB Church (St.
Johns Community) will host a
memorial ceremony program for
the Sunday School Class of 1962
at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.
On Aug. 18, 1962, 17 children
and their teacher died when their
boat sank during a Sunday
School class picnic at Lake
Talquin in Quincy.
For contributions, please con-
tact Laura Collins at 875-3969.


Elder Nathaniel Trumpet, Jr. is
pastor.

Mt. Zion news
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Youth
teaching and bible study.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Gospel
mass choir rehearsal. All choir
members are asked to be present
and on time. Some important
issues will be discussed.
Friday, 7 p.m. Monthly con-
ference.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church
school; 11..a.m. inorning wor-
ship ,
service. The in.tiri .' t ill lia\ e
their monthly meeting Sunday
following morning worship
service.
Each Monday and Tuesday,
noon Intercessory prayer.
"Yes, be exalted, 0 God, above
the heavens. May your glory
shine throughout the earth."
Psalms 57:11.

New Birth Non-
Denomination Church
New Birth Non-Denomination
Church welcomes all to its serv-
ices.
The schedule of services is as
follows:
10 a.m. Sunday school
every Sunday.
11 a.m. morning services,
first, second, and third Sundays.
7 p.m. Wednesday nights,
bible teaching and prayer meet-
ing.
Aug.13, 11 a.m. Men in
Black/Wdmen in White
Program. ,
Sept. 14-17 Pastor appreci-
ation.

New Life Church
All are invited to attend New
Life Church of Christ services.
The annual Women's Day
Celebration is at noon, Saturday,
Aug. 12.
To get there, turn on
Woodberry Road (a dirt road)
across from the Quincy
Horseshoe Motor Lodge on
Highway 90, then turn left on
Whispering Pine Lane. The
church is on the left. Sarah
Battles is the pastor.

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My- mother had leukemia and
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blood. When people asked us
how they could help with my
mother, we told them they
could give blood. One of my
co-workers then called and set
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Focus Credit Union in
Chattahoochee. Now we have
drives also at our QCuincy loca-
tion. This is a wonderful way
for people to help.
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defensive structures to protect important people from attacks. Most castles were built during the Middle Ages. Durin
these medieval times, protection was an important component to keeping your land or kingdom. Though castles are
not generally the residence of world leaders today, they are still a popular architectural tourist atiractiren Theii solid
construction, usually made out of stone, has allowed them to stand for many hundreds of years, and hence we can
still enjoy them today. Many of these castles are found in Europe, but many other countries around the world also
constructed castles. Japan has many grand examples of castles built during the same period as .he ,qrest casiles of
Europe.
Not only did castles themselves provide protection, but many other structures built in them offered additional
defenses. Towers, also known as 'the keep', were constructed in the castle to serve as look out towers. This gave
them the ability to see incoming invaders. Many castles had a moat. A moat was a large trench or ditch, dug all the
way around the castle and usually filled with water. This would make it harder for intruders to get to the outside walls
to climb them. Many castles also had heavily guarded doorways. Often times this door would be a drawbridge type
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If you would like to share news
about your family, social and
organization activities you may
submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People
items are free of charge, but must
be submitted by 9 a.m. Monday for
that week's issue. Information may
also be faxed to us at 627-7191 or
brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


Kimberly Rivers, Ishmael

Blackmon married
Michael and Carolyn Rivers-Jackson announce the marriage of
their daughter, Kimberly Rivers to Ishmael Blackmon. The ceremo-
ny took place Thursday, July 20 aboard the Carnival Celebration
Cruise ship in Jacksonville. Melissa Barkley of Jacksonville was the
maid of honor, and Blain Lewis' of Indiana was the best man.,
The bridegroom is a graduate of Indiana University and he is
employed as a middle school teacher in Cobb County, Ga. He is a
member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The bride is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a
master's in business administration/health care management. She is
employed as the director of dietary at Briarcliff Haven Health Care
Center in Atlanta, Ga.
They are the pround parents of a five-month-old daughter, Adiah
Denese Blackmon.


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50th anniversary Aug. 13
On Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006 the children of Jerry and Viola Cross
will host a reception in honor of their parents' 50th wedding
anniversary.
The reception will be held at the Quincy Garden Club from 2 to
4 p.m. Lightrefreshments will be served.
The reception is hosted by Dr. Don and Sandra Cross of Quincy,
Robert and Mary Cross of Quincy, Karen and Brent Emerson of
Armstrong, Mo.; and Russell and April Cross of Tallahassee.
All friends and neighbors are invited to attend. No gifts, please.


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Christi Harrell, Jason

Wayne Murray to marry
Christi Cutchens Harrell of Bainbridge, Ga. announces her
engagement to Jason Wayne Murray, also of Bainbridge. Ms.
Harrell is the daughter of Beverly and Jimmy Cutchens and Flora
and Jim Bramblett, all of Bainbridge.
Tpe future bride is also the granddaughter of Wilma Cutchens,
Mr. nPd Mrs. O.C. Smith, all of Bainbridge, the late R.J. Cutchens
Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. D. Lamar Humphrey. Ms. Harrell
graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1992. She is the owner
of Christi C. Harrell Construction.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wayne Murray
of Bainbridge. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Edward
Murray of Bainbridge, Margaret J. Phillips of Quincy, and the late
Harry M. Phillips.
I Mr. Murray graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1998. He
is the owner of JWM Farms.
* The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.
at First United Methodist Church.
The reception will follow at Bainbridge Country Club. No local
invitations are being sent, but relatives and friends are invited to the
wedding and reception.


Faircloth reunion

Oct. 14
Friends and relatives of the
late Dempsey Faircloth and his
descendants will hold their 32nd
annual reunion Saturday, Oct.
14 at Pat Thomas Park in
Quincy.
Lunch will be served at
12:45 p.m. after a short business
meeting at 12 noon. Those
attending are asked to bring a
covered dish basket lunch, as
well as information relating to
the Faircloth history and photo-
graphs to share with the group.
The event will also feature a
fishing contest for the kids. For
further information please call
850-627-2340.

Howell reunion

Sept. 16
The 30th annual Woodard
Barton and Amy Davidson
Howell family reunion will be
held Saturday, Sept. 16 at the
Recovery Fire Department-
Recovery Community Center,
Ga.
Descendents of Woodard and
Amy's children (John, Henry,
Thomas, Samuel, Elias, George,
Charles and Elijah) are invited
to attend the afternoon's fish fry
and join in on sharing family
stories and photos.
Amy and Woodard Howell
were married in 1840 in Decatur
County, Ga.
The family spent time in
Baker, Decatur and Mitchell
Coutties in Georgia and later
settled in Gadsden County in the
community of Mount Pleasant.
If you would like additional
information, please RSVP by
telephoning 850-907-0177 or e-
mailing woodardhowellfami-
ly @msn.com.


Tezz is Turning 6!











Kenshardricque Montez Dennard
will be six years old on Thursday,
August 10Oth. "Tezz" as he is so
affectionately known, is the son of
Kashara "Punkin" Nolen and
Kendricque "Buck-D" Dennard. His
maternal grandparents are Elouise
Butter McGhee and the late Robert
Lee Nolen; his paternal grandpar-
ents are LaKaye and Derrick
Stevens and Robert and Lena
Dennard. Tezz's maternal great
grandparents are the late Ruby and
Clarence Butter and Maggie Nolen
and the late William Nolen. His
paternal great grandparents are
Bettty Daniels and the late
Roosevelt Daniels. Tezz is big
brother to Keniya and Kennard. He
is the godson of Rashara Hughes
and Courtney Lockwood. There will
be a party given in his honor on
Saturday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m.
at 98 Live Oak Lane in the
Friendship Community at his aunt's
house along with cousin Aziyah
Lane, who will be turning one!


Happy 1st birthday
LeRon
Today marks the first birth-
day of LeRon Steven Massey.
His parents are Kim and Steven
Massey of Pensacola.
His paternal grandparents are
Eddie Murle Massey and the
late J.C. Massey of Pensacola.
His maternal grandparents are
Rosa and David Strawter of
Havana.
LeRon's godmother is
Shaneia Nazario of Havana. He
has one brother, 17-year-old
Carston Strawter of Pensacola.
LeRon will celebrate this
joyous occasion with family and
friends at a party at the home of
his parents Saturday, Aug. 12 at
4 p.m.


Amir turns one!


Amir Jahmad Keion Mercer
turned one year old on Tuesday,
August 8. He is the son of Julie
Jackson and Akbar Mercer. His
grandparents are Emma
Gainous and Johnny Jackson
and Ben and Carolyn Mercer.
Amir's godparents are Contrilla
Jones and Odell Frye.
Amir began his celebration
on Tuesday with a fun day at
Chuck-E-Cheese with his big
sister and brother Amari and
Ajari. He, will also be given a
party on Saturday, August 12 at
5 p.m. at Burmah Heights Park.
Family and friends are invited.


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companies in Florida,
we offer a competitive
salary and benefits
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NOW ACCEPTING...
Applications are now being accepted for
the following job opportunities at the new
Hampton Inn in Quincy:
*Desk clerk (computer knowledge
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*Housekeeping
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Fax or email resume to: 850-627-7554
or: peter@netquincy.com
For more information contact Peter Patel
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Excellent pay and benefits EOE
Starting September 10th


ACCOUNTANT -
Gadsden County -
Excellent professional opportunity under
the supervision of the director of Finance
assisting in a variety of accounting and fis-
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for the Board of County Commissioners
and the Clerk of Court. Position require-
ments are: graduation from 4-year college/
university with a Bachelor's Degree in
Accounting, Finance or Business
Administration. Prefer 3-5 years experi-
ence in government accounting or budget-
ing. Knowledge and skills in use of com-
puters for Excel/MSWord/automated fund
financial systems. Salary DOQ. Interested
parties must submit a resume with salary
history and cover letter to:
Gadsden County Clerk of Court
Human Resource Dept.
PO Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353.,
Or you may e-mail same to:
www.clerk.co.gadsden.fl.us.
The closing date for application acceptance
is: August 24, 2006.
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Assemblers/Laborers/Welders:
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GADSDEN IN AND FOR
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NOTICE OF NAME


I declare that in this
exact form of my true
Use and correct name,'
Lasts Terriveo George, is my
year true and correct com-
esults plete name, and there-
Kills fore state I 'do not identi-
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other than the exact true
and correct name
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in that exact form.
Further, Petitioner is the
New only person authorized
)pedic to use and identify
mattress Terriveo George.
, war- However there are cor-
eliver. porate franchise names
that most corporations
7/27tf use and however does
not indeed pertain to me
at all.
0OOM Petitioner of this affidavit
board, claims only one form of
mirror name in upper and lower
mirror, case letters only. This
stand. said affidavit is executed
must on this 20th day of July,
9879 2006. Before me, the
7/27tf undersigned authority,
this above-mentioned
date personally
SEAT, appeared Terriveo
:IBER. George. As identifica-
tant, tion, that he the
rranty, Petitioner in the above
Can affidavit executed on the
List aforementioned cited
$475. date and the facts and
the matters set forth
7/27tf herein are true and cor-
rect to the' best of my
knowledge.


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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


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that ASSOCIAT-
ED PARTNERS LLC, the
holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon.
The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the proper-
ty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 403
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

GREGORY SUBDV. -
LOT "C". COMMENCE
AT THE NWC OF THE
WEST HALF OF THE
SW _OFTHE SE _AND
RUN S 88 DEG 32' 35"


W 2630.07 FT., NW/LY
ALONG ROAD AN ARC
DIST OF 542.80 FT., N
24 DEG 37' 59" W
233.60 FT TO BEGIN;
THENCE N 24 DEG 37'
59" W 254.77 FT. NW/LY
ON ROAD AN ARC DIST
133.45 FT., S 85 DEG
51' 01" E 372.87 FT.,
CONTINUE ON ROAD
AN ARC DIST OF
267.96 FT., S 21 DEG
45' 03" W 626.43 FT TO
THE P.O.B. IN SECTION
36-3N-2W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2363N2W00000032203
00

Name in which
assessed: GERALD P
AND JUDY SIMPSON

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
.courthouse door on .the
day of SEPTEMBER 6,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
JULY, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/03,10,17,24/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that BANK
ATLANTIC, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 436
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 400 P 1650 OR 376
P 380 BEGIN AT THE
SEC OF LANDS PER
DEED BOOK 107 P 279
AND RUN N 252.78 FT
TO RD S-159-A; N 89
DEG 38'56" W 155 FT; S
253.73 FT; EAST 155 FT
TO THE P.O.B. IN SEC-
TION 3-3N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2033N3W00000042106
00

Name in which
assessed: WILLIAM
KENON

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,


State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
day of SEPTEMBER 6,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
JULY, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY:Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/03,10,17,24/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1176
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 345 P 1139. LOT 22,
BLOCK "G", SHAWS
ADDITION.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3082N3W07800000G02
20

Name in which
assessed: PATRICIA Y
AND BENTO L NIMMO

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
day of SEPTEMBER 6,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
JULY, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/03,10,17,24/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year


of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1355
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 130 P 576 COMM AT
NWC OF SE OF SE _,
RUN S 626.83 FT.,
THENCE E 515.6 FT TO
POB. RUN S 154.11 FT.,
E 50 FT., N 154.11 FT. W
50 FT TO POB. IN SEC-
TION 11-2N-R-4W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3112N4W00000044320
00

Name in which
assessed: CLARENCE
PRIDE JR & MARY
BAKER BREWINGTON

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
day of SEPTEMBER 6,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
JULY, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/03,10,17,24/06c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 06000290CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BRIAN KEITH ANDER-
SON, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
Estate of Brian Keith
Anderson, deceased,
whose date of death was
December 14, 2005; is
pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, File Number
06000290CPA; the
address of which is P.O.
Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32353-1649. The
names and addresses of
the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
who have claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including


unmatured, contingent,
or unliquidated claims,
and who have been
served a copy of this
notice, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
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 having 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 AUGUST 3,
2006.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
/s/ J. Alan Cox
Florida Bar No. 311499
1660 Metropolitan Circle
Tallahassee, Florida
32308-3731
Telephone No. 850-298-
4444

P e r s o n a l
Representative:
/s/ Brett C. Anderson
1577 Concord Road
Havana, Florida 32333
8/03&10/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND, JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVI-
SION

Case No. 06-000583-CA

BENEFICIAL MORT-
GAGE CO. OF
LOUISIANA
Plaintiff

vs.

SHARON V. BAKER;
UNKNOWN SP6USE
OF SHARON V. BAKER;
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA,
INC.; FAN DISTRIBUT-
ING, LLC; and
UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANTS, TENANTS,


OWNERS, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES,
including, if a named
defendant is deceased,
the personal representa-
tives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees,, creditors, and
all other parties claiming
by,' through, under or
against that defendant,
and the several and
respective unknown
assigns, successors in
interest, trustees or other
persons claiming by,
through, under or
against any corporation
or other legal entity
named as a defendant,
and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural
or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under
any of the above named
or described defendants
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Order or Final Judgment
entered in this cause, in
the Circuit Court of
Gadsen County, Florida,
I will sell the property sit-
uated in Gadsden
County, Florida,
described as:

LOT 9, BLOCK "D",
SHAW'S ADDITION TO
QUINCY, FLORIDA, AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN DEED BOOK W,
PAGE 16 AND 17, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the South
front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
A.M. on August 29,
2006.

ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SUPRLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS,
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK OF
COURT WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

DATED this 25th day of
July, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/03&10/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-


Farm Operations

Mechanic

Imperial Nurseries, Inc. a leader
in the nursery industry is cur-
rently seeking a qualified
mechanic for their maintenance
department. The preferred can-
didate will have skill in the
mechanical repair of tractors
and agricultural spray equip-
ment. Welding skills helpful but
not required. The successful
candidate will be a well-organ-
ized self-starter who works well
with others. Pay will be com-
mensurate with experience.


Imperial Nurseries, Inc., is a
wholesale grower and distribu-
tor of quality plant material
which offers a comprehensive
benefits package. Imperial
Nurseries is an equal opportuni-
ty employer. Applications
maybe completed at 1525 South
Atlanta Street in Quincy, FL or
e-mail your resume to:
wcarlin@mail.insy.com
8/10,17,24e


CUIT
IN AND FOR GAOSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 05-1143-
CAB

JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,

vs.

NATASHA PATRICE
EDWARDS A/K/A
NATASHA P.
EDWARDS;UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NATASHA
PATRICE EDWARDS
A/K/A NATASHA P.
EDWARDS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY,
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.
05-1143-CAB, of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein
JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, AS TRUSTEE is
the Plaintiff and
NATASHA PATRICE
EDWARDS A/K/A
NATASHA P.
EDWARDS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NATASHA
PATRICE EDWARDS
A/K/A NATASHA P.
EDWARDS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 7th day of
September, 2006, the
following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to
wit:

LOT 1 BLOCK C, HILL-
TOP SUBDIVISION
PHASE 2 AND 3, AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE
94, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.


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

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/03&10/06c


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

CASE NO.: 04-939-CAB

LIBERTY SAVINGS
BANK, FSB
Plaintiff

vs.

GLENDA M. PORTER,
et al.,
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
or Order dated August
16, 2004, and Order
Amending Summary
Judgment dated July 17,
2006, entered in Civil
Case Number 04-939-
CAB, in the Circuit Court
for GADSDEN County,
Florida, wherein LIBER-
TY SAVINGS BANK,
FSB is the Plaintiff, and
GLENDA M. PORTER,
et al., are the
Defendants, I will sell the
property situated in
GADSDEN County,
Florida, described as:


Cont'd pg. 7B


City of Midway, Florida
Position Openings
Recreation Aides(s)

The City of Midway is accepting employ-
ment applications for one or more part-time
Recreation Aides at the Eugene Lamb Jr.,
Recreation Center. Hours are generally in the
afternoon to late-afternoon, but may vary
slightly.
Applicants should apply in person at
Midway City Hall, 50 Martin Luther King
Boulevard, Midway, Florida, and complete a
City of Midway Employment Application. A
drug test may be required prior to hiring.
Position(s) will be open until filled.
THE CITY OF MIDWAY IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
8/10/06c













New Life Deliverance
Ministries, Inc.
Aug. 13, 7 p.m. All are
invited to attend the second
Sunday night deliverance service
at the church's Tallahassee
location,' 848 Blountstown
Highway.
Aug. 19, 2 p.m. (CT) New
Life members will travel to
Defuniak Springs to be a part of
Apostle Alonzo Holmes' first
appreciation.
Aug. 24-26, 7:30 p.m. WPPD
(Women of Power, Purpose and
Destiny) Conference will be held
at the Albany (Ga.) Civic Center.
Conference host is Apostle
Jacqueline C. Porter.
Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. Apostle
Porter will be guest speaker at
Apostle Copeland's Women and
Men Conference.
New Life Deliverance
Ministries, Inc. has two locations:
115 Lynnood Dr., Bainbridge,
Ga., 229-243-0075 and 848
Blountstown Highway,
Tallahassee. Apostle Jacquelyn C.
Porter is pastor. The website
address is:
www.Nldministries.com.

New St. John AME
The time has come for New St.
John AME Church in Concord to
show its pastor, the Rev. Ervin
Omega Gilliam, and first lady,
Wanda H. Gilliam, and family
how much they appreciate them
leading the church to higher
heights this conference year.
On Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. we will


have an appreciation program,
and the guest speaker will be the
Rev. Julius Harris, along with his
congregation of New Jerusalem
MB church in Havana.

New Zion MB Church
The members of New Zion MB
Church cordially invite the
community to their church
anniversary on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
and Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. (11 a.m.
regular service and 3 p.m. wrap-
up service).
For further information
contact Brother Randy Edwards
at 663-2688 or Sister Annette
Bates at 663-4100.
The church is located at 556
Lincoln Drive in Chattahoochee.

On The Move for Jesus
Aug. 7-11, 7 p.m. Week
services.
Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Dynamic
services.
Sept. 6-8, 7 p.m. Three-night
services.
Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. On The
Move visits Metropolitan
Cathedral Church.
Sept. 25-29, 7 p.m. Pre-
anniversary.
For more information, please
call sister Laura Oliver at 850-
836-4057. The church is located
at 15576 Main Street in Gretna.'

Open Door Church
The Open Door Church of the
Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. will
present a marriage symposium at
5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12.


Sessions will be "How to Handle
Crisis in Relationship" and "How
to Bring Back Romance in
Marriage."
The charge is $15 per couple or
$10 per person for refreshments
and a souvenir package.
For more information please
contact Pastor Charlie Fryson at
879-5301.
The church is located in the
Sawdust Community. Bishop
Marvin All is the overseer and
Missionary Jeanella Hall is the
co-pastor.

Pine Bloom Revival
Pine Bloom MB Church will
hold a revival Aug. 7-11 at 7
p.m., with prayer meetings
Monday and Tuesday.
The Rev. John Wooten of
Bainbridge, Ga., will be the
evangelist Wednesday through
Friday.
R.A. Ford Gospel Singers will
celebrate their 19th anniversary
Sunday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Bright
Star Choir Union will be Sunday,
Aug. 20 at 2:45 p.m.
You are invited to attend our
services. The church is located at
229 Kemp St. in Greensboro. The
Rev. William Brinson is the
pastor.

Quincy Community
Holiness
Annual homecoming at Quincy.
Community Holiness Church,
located off Pat Thomas Parkway
in Quincy, will be Sunday, Aug.
13.


Brother and Sister Franklin
Penny will preach and sing. They
play numerous musical
instruments and will bless all who
hear.
Dinner will be served
immediately after the worship
service, which begins at 10:30
a.m. There will be good, spirit-
filled gospel singing after dinner.
Anyone who likes to sing for the
glory of the Lord is invited and
welcome. Let's make this the
greatest homecoming ever! It
may be our last. Invitation
extended by Pastor Linda
Forehand and members.

Springfield AME
Springfield AME Church of
Gretna, where the Rev. Tan C.
Moss is pastor, held its fourth
quarterly conference Thursday,
July 27. 1
The service was opened ,with a
song, prayer and scripture. The
business of the conference was
opened by presiding eld r George
T. Barkley of the Marianna
District.
Barkley elaborated on church
finances and accountability. He
encouraged all officers and class
leaders to attend the upcoming
workshop, "How to Make the
Church Grow."
Barkley spoke about unity
between the pastor and
congregation. He also made
reference about the criteria for
making appointments. All boards
presented reports.


Gadsden County Times
St. Peter AME Church
All are invited to a revival with
St. Peter AME Church, where the
Rev. Gloria Long is pastor.
This will be an old-fashioned
Holy Ghost revival starting at 7
p.m., Aug. 9 11. The preacher
will be the Rev. Tann Mass, who
is the pastor of Springfield AME
Church in Gretna.
The church is located at 866
Peters Road in Midway.

Zion Hope Primitive
All choirs, groups, soloists and
dance ministries are invited to
fellowship with Zion Hope
Primitive members Saturday,
Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at Zion Hope
Primitive Baptist Church in
Gretna for Annie Holloman's
Musical Celebration. Sponosors
are Mary Bush Smith, Attaway
Holloman, The Church on the
Way By Faith and United Voices
Community Choir.


Obituaries

Lula S. Sapp

Lula S. Sapp, 98, of Quincy,
died on Tuesday, August 8, 2006
in Quincy.
Services are at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, August 12 at Mt. Olive
Freewill Baptist, with burial at
Williams Cemetery. Visitation is
from 1 to 7 p.m. on Friday,
August 11 at Williams Funeral
Home, who has charge of
arrangements.


August 10, 2006 7B
She is survived by two sons,
James Sapp (Helen) of Quincy
and Robert M. Zeigler (Phyllis)
of Sarasota; a sister, Bernice
Shirley of Sarasota and nine
grandchildren.

Williams

Funeral

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Gadsden County
Schools menu
Monday, Aug. 14
Breakfast: cheese grits with
toast and turkey, variety of mixed
fruit.
Lunch: supreme pizza, seasoned
green beans, chilled fruit Jell-O0
cake.
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Breakfast: cinnamon roll,
variety of 100-percent fruit juice.
Lunch: sliced turkey with roll,
oven fries, seasoned peas, apple
crisp.
*Wednesday, Aug. 16
Breakfast: variety of mixed
fruit, pancakes with syrup and
turkey.
Lunch: fried chicken wings with
corn bread, collard greens,
macaroni and cheese, peach
cobbler.
*Thursday, Aug. 17
Breakfast: blueberry muffin,
variety of 100-percent fruit juice.
Lunch: hamburger steak with
corn bread, fluffy rice, sliced
apple, oatmeal cookie.


OPEN HOUSE
720 N. BELLAMY DR
Burmah Heights.
SUNDAY, AUG 13
2-4 PM
New listing-Well
built 1950's
charmer with 2,441
sf. 4/2 on 1 acre.
Tons of storage,.
mother-in-law suite
downstairs, sun-
.,0roon. Original ; hardc-
woodcfloofrs.i'Only
$185,000. Call
Bootsey George
556-9785. Serpico
Realty, Inc.





FROM pg. 6B

A parcel of land lying and
being in the northeast
one quarter of Section
15, Township 3 North,
Range 4 West, Gadsden
County, Florida, and
being a part of the lands
of Daniel Jones as
described in Deed Book
"SSS", Pages 121 and
122 of the public records
of said county, said par-
cel of land being more
particularly described by
metes and bounds as
follows:

Commence at a found
iron pipe (3/4 inch) mark-
ing the southeast corner
of the lands of Easter
Murphy as described in
official records book 224,
page 628 of said public
records, and run; thence
south 209.31 feet to a
rebar (RLS #3031) for
the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. From said POINT
OF BEGINNING thence
continue south 210.33
feet to a rebar (RLS
#3031) on the northern
boundary of a 1.29 acre
parcel of land owned- by
King Baker (said point
being west 172.46 feet
from the northeast cor-
ner of said 1.29 acre par-
cel of land); thence west
208.11 feet to a concrete
monument (RLS #3031)
marking the northwest
corner of said 1.29 acre
parcel of land; thence
north 210.33 feet to a
rebar (RLS #3031);
thence east 208.11 feet
to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

Together with that cer-
tain double wide mobile
home, year 1999, VIN
#GAFLW54A82500ET21
and VIN
#GAFLW54B82500ET21


at public sale to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
East JEfferson Street,
Quincy, FL 32351,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 22nd day ot August,
2006.

Dated: July 17, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court


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(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/03&10/06c


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

CASE NO. 2001-75 CAB

PATRICIA BOYD
McLAIN, as Trustee of
the Patricia Boyd McLain
Living Trust dated
February 15, 1993, as
amended,
'Plaintiff,

vs.

GEORGE COURY,
TRUSTEE; J. BRADLEY
JEFFREYS; ROY T.
ANDERSON; JOHN K.
KEYES; EMMETTE F.
GATHRIGHT; J.
COLLINS WOHNER;
BEN E. SUTTON; ELIZ-
ABETH T. SUTTON;
MOODY H. DAVIS;
PATRICIA H. DAVIS;
THOMAS G. THOMP-
SON; JAMES LILLY,
TRUSTEE; ARDEN A.
ANDERSON; PAT R.
JEFFREYS, TRUSTEE;
HAYWOOD HANNA,
JR.; JULIA B. HANNA;
ROBERT S. DIX;
MELBA R. DIX; COWAN
MINERALS, INC.;
HAROLD M. WARD,
INDIVIDUALLY;
HAROLD M. WARD,
TRUSTEE; MARGARET
WARD; DON
McKENZIE; SALT-
MOUNT OIL COMPANY;
AMOCO PRODUCTION
COMPANY; LYDIAN
HALL. WOODS; SUN
OIL COMPANY; if each
such named Defendant
is alive, and if dead, his
or her unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors,
assigns and all other
parties claiming by,
through, under or
against any of them; all
unknown natural per-
sons, if alive, and if dead
or not known to be alive
or dead, their several
and respective unknown
spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees,


creditors, assigns or
other parties claiming by,
through, under or
against those unknown
natural persons; all sev-
eral and respective
unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest,
trustees or any other
person, firm or entity
claiming by, through,
under or against any cor-
poration, trust or other
legal entity named as a
Defendant; and all
claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact
legal status in unknown,
claiming under any of the,
above-named or,
described Defendants or
parties claiming to have
any right, title or interest
to the real property or
the mineral rights here-
inafter described;
Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF
SALE (OF MINERAL
RIGHTS ONLY) PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER
45

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to the
Final Summary
Judgment For Plaintiff
dated July 25, 2006, and
entered in Case No.
2001-75 CAB of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
PATRICIA BOYD
MCLAIN, AS TRUSTEE
OF THE PATRICIA
BOYD MCLAIN LIVING
TRUST DATED FEBRU-
ARY 15, 1993, AS
AMENDED, is Plaintiff,
and GEORGE COURY,
TRUSTEE; J. BRADLEY
JEFFREYS; ROY T.
ANDERSON; JOHN K.
KEYES; EMMETTE F.
GATHRIGHT; J.
COLLINS WOHNER;
BEN E. SUTTON; ELIZ-
ABETH T. SUTTON;
MOODY H. DAVIS;
PATRICIA H. DAVIS;
THOMAS G. THOMP-
SON; JAMES LILLY,
TRUSTEE; ARDEN A.
ANDERSON; PAT R.
JEFFREYS, TRUSTEE;
HAYWOOD HANNA,
JR.; JULIA B. HANNA;
ROBERT S. DIX;
MELBA R. DIX; COWAN
MINERALS, INC.;


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HAROLD M. WARD,
INDIVIDUALLY;
HAROLD M. WARD,
TRUSTEE; MARGARET
WARD; DON
McKENZIE; SALT-
MOUNT OIL COMPANY;
AMOCO PRODUCTION
COMPANY; LYDIAN
HALL WOODS; SUN
OIL COMPANY; if each
such named Defendant
is alive, and if dead, his
or her unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors,
assigns and all other
parties claiming by,
through, under or
against any of them; all
unknown natural per-
sons, if alive, and if dead
or not known to be alive
or dead, their several
and respective unknown
spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
creditors, assigns or
other parties claiming by,
through, under or
against those unknown
natural persons; all sev-
eral and respective
unknown assigns, suc-
cessors in interest,
trustees or any other
person, firm or entity
claiming by, through,
under or against any cor-
poration, trust or other
legal entity named as a
Defendant; and all
claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact
legal status in unknown,
claiming under any of the
above-named or
described Defendants or
parties claiming to have
any right, title or interest
to the real property or
the mineral rights here-
inafter described, are
Defendants; I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the South
door of the Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 17th day of
August, 2006, all of the
oil, gas, and mineral


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rights and interests
(only) in, on or under the
following described real
property located in
Gadsden County,
Florida:

The North one-half of the
Southwest quarter of
Section 10, Township 1
North, Range 2 West,
Gadsden County,
Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

From the Northwest cor-
ner of Section 10,
Township 1 North,
Range 2' West, proceed
South 00 degrees 14
minutes 42 seconds
East 2646.29 feet to a
5/8 inch iron bar marking
the Northwest corner of
the North one-half of the
Southwest. quarter of
said Section 10, which is
the Point of Beginning.
Run thence North 89
degrees 15 minutes 17
seconds East 2698.11
feet to an iron pipe mark-
ing the Northeast corner
of said Southwest quar-
ter, thence South 00
degrees 03 minutes 02
seconds East 1320.22
feet to a point marked by
a concrete monument,
thence South 89
degrees 11 minutes 30
seconds West 2693.66
feet to a point marked by
a concrete monument,
thence North 00 degrees
14 minutes 42 seconds
West, 1323.14 feet to the
Point of Beginning, con-
taining 81.79 acres,
more or less.
Notice to person with
Disabilities. If you have a
disability which requires
*'any accommodation in
order to participate in
this proceeding you are
entitled at no cost to you
to the provision of certain
assistance. Please con-
tact NICHOLAS
THOMAS Clerk at 850-
875-8601 or write to him
at PO BOX 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353, within


SITE MANAGER TEAM

for 36-unit elderly rental complex in
Quincy. Manager must have good
office skills; computer literacy and
light bookkeeping needed.
Maintenance knowledge of plumbing,
HVAC, light maintenance.
Must be bondable.
Salary plus apartment.
Send resume to:
Green Meadow Apartments
PO Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757

FAX: 727-447-2252

Equal Housing Oi0port0iiity .;


FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.

Call
627-7375


2 working days of your
receipt of this notice. If
you are hearing or voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8770.


DATED at
Gadsden
Florida, on
2006.


Quincy,
County,
July 26,


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)'

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk ,
8/03A 0/06corr


FOR SALE

The Northwest Florida
Regional' Housing
Authority will accept
sealed bids until the
close of business on
Friday, August 18, 2006,
for (7) 50" lawn mowers,
all in working condition.
Bids will be publicly
opened and read at
10:00 a.m. on Monday,
August 21, 2006 at the
Central Office of the
Authority at 5302 Brown
Street, Graceville,
Florida.
The successful bidder
will be determined by the
highest offer and will be
notified immediately
upon completion of bid
opening process. The
successful bidder shall
be prepared to complete
the purchase by the end
of the business day on
Monday, August 21,
2006. For additional
information, call 850-
263-4442, ext. 5316.

The Authority reserves
the right to reject any
and all bids.
8/3&10/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR


Wanted -

Unimproved

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

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


GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-817-CAA

JAMES L. THOMPSON,
Plaintiff

vs.

CYNTHIA D.
COPELAND, and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CYNTHIA D.
COPELAND

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

Lot 7, of OLD FEDERAL
RANCH, as per map or
plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 91,
of the Public Records of
Gadsden' County,
Florida.

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

DATED this 28 day of
July, 2006.


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Each office independently owned
and operated


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building behind house could be converted into an
approximately 40x50 house. Lot is 85x300.
$39,000 C-1674
GRETNA: EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT within city
limits. Partially cleared and ready for your new home.
$50,000 D-4318
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Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)
By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
8/03,10,17&24/06c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR WATER USE
PERMIT

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

Application number I
06741 filed 07/07/2006
John Allen Smith, Jr., 96
John Allen Smith Road,
Chattahoochee, FL
32324
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 462,588
gallons per day from a
farm pond for
Agricultural Irrigation use
by a proposed facility.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden
County: T03S, R05W,
Sec. 34; T3N, R5W, Sec.
34

Application number I
06742 filed 07/11/2006
Rex Shriver
Landscaping, Inc, Post
Office Box 2065, Quincy,
FL 32353
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 283,000
gallons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer System
for Agricultural Irrigation
use by an existing facili-
ty.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden


County: T02N, R02W,
Sec. 4D

Interested persons may
object to or comment
upon the applications or
submit a written request
for a copy of the staff
reports) containing pro-
posed agency action
regarding the applica-
tion(s) by writing to the
Division of Resource
Regulation of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District,
attention Terri Peterson,
152 Water Management
Drive, Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such
comments or requests
must be received by 5
o'clock p.m. August 24,
2006.

No further public notice
will be provided regard-
ing this (these) applica-
tion(s). Publication of
this notice constitutes
constructive notice of
this permit application to
all substantially affected
persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be
requested in order to.
remain advised of further
proceedings and any
public hearing date,
Substantially affected
persons are entitled to.
request an administra-,
tive hearing regarding
the proposed agency,
action by submitting a
written request accord-
ing to the provisions o(
40A-1.521, Florida'
Administrative Code..
Notice of Proposecd
Agency Action will be&
mailed only to persons'
who have filed such:
requests.
08/10/06c
06-1462'


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The Leaf: A certified haunted place


By Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Editor's Note: Part of this story was
omitted in last week's Gadsden County
Times. Here it is in its entirety.

Is the Leaf Theatre haunted by the ghost of a
former movie projector operator?
Patrons of the historic moviehouse-turned live
action theatre have often asked that question
over the years after strange sightings and
activitity, and an area paranormal investigation
group may have finally come up with an
answer.
.Behle'. what you wish, but according to the
gig Bend Ghost Trackers of Monticello, Fla.,
Quincy's own Leaf Theatre is indeed a
'!certified haunted place," where ghosts of
Quincy's past lurk in the dark comers and seat
rCws of the more than 50 year old theatre.
*The group conducted a formal haunting
investigation of the Leaf Saturday that yielded
eery presence, contact with spirits and even
libssible visual evidence of ghostly habitation
i the form of "orbs," perfectly-round balls of
light that ghost trackers say carry the leftover
energy of the dead.
Local theatre-goers need not be alarmed,
however, as the Big Bend Ghost Trackers, led
By director and founder Betty Davis, found no
evidence of unfriendly or unwelcoming ghosts
at the Leaf.
To the average skeptic paranormal
investigation or "ghost hunting" may seem
fiothing more than superstitious hooey
performed by eccentrics who just like to hang
out in dark old buildings waiting for a "boo" or
'Ibump in the night."
* On the contrary, ghost hunting involves
theticulous research using high-tech
audio/visual and sensory equipment, and
Saturday's hunt by ghost trackers Davis, Lisa
Guancial, Valynda Nichols, Lacey White, Scott
'fepperman, and Ron Bordner, was no
exception.
,: Following a "circle," a time when ghost
trackers meditate, ask for protection and
request only the best, highest and strongest
spirits to make themselves known, the Big
Bend Ghost Trackers began waving wands,
taking random digital and 35 mm film photos,
recording any Electronic Voice Phenomena
(*EVP), and viewing infared camera feed shot at
known active areas of the Leaf.
The "wands" are specialized thermometers
that measure acute changes in temperature.
Ghost trackers say sudden dramatic drops in


Although Saturday's ghost hunt was the first formal
paranormal investigation performed at the Leaf, it is
by no means the first mention of ghostly activity
there.


Two Big Bend Ghost Trackers set up camera equipment that
hopefully captured evidence of ghostly activity on film. The footage
will be reviewed this week to determine if any ghosts were lurking
around the Leaf Theatre during Saturday night's investigation.


temperature may often indicate the presence
of a ghost. Davis said on past hunts
temperatures have dropped in small areas by as
much as 20 degrees at the precise locations
"orbs," "ectoplasm," or "apparitions" were
caught on camera.
Ectoplasm is the dispersement of energy
contained in an orb that often shows up as a
misty, fog-like image on cameras. Occasionally
the ectoplasm will be strong enough that it
forms a brief, fleeting "ghost image" of the
deceased, called an apparition. Apparitions can
be solid or transluscent, partial or whole.
Davis said the Big Bend Ghost Trackers have
captured at least two apparitions on camera
since they began formally investigating
hauntings, but such an occurence is very rare.
EVP are voices of spirits that are said to
delicately reveal themselves in some audio
recordings. Infared cameras are particularly
sensitive to visual ghostly manifestations, and
are set up to shoot areas of high ghost activity
for review following an investigation.
Communication with ghosts does not only
involve the five traditional senses, however.
"Channeling," a method of using psychic
ability to make contact with spirits, can also be
effective in finding ghosts, and this method
yielded the first solid results at Saturday's hunt.
While sitting in a chair at the Leaf, now
darkened, Davis began to name names she felt
particularly drawn to, "Gibson" in particular.
Davis said she saw a short, stocky man with
thinning hair, who kept looking at his watched
that she believed was named "Gibson."
Some local observers present on the hunt said
they believed that was the name of one of the
first movie projector operators at the Leaf,
although that has not yet been confirmed by
historical records.
This man was also responsible for clearing
the theatre following a movie for different
groups to come in, the observers said, which
may explain why he was looking at his watch.
To add to the eeriness, at precisely the time
when Davis was making her strongest contact
with the ghost, Nichols captured several orbs
on her digital camera. Davis later explained
that sometimes dust or fog can form balls of
light that mimic orbs on cameras, but a true orb
is perfectly spherical and clear upon close
inspection.
Although the contact with Gibson and
subsequent orb capture was the highlight of the
evening, Davis said in a later phone interview
that it is not uncommon for first hunts at a
location to yield modest results.
Ghosts, she said, are like the living and often


don't reveal themselves until they become
comfortable around certain people. Ghost
hunting, she added, can also be like fishing.
One day you may "catch your limit" of ghostly
activity and other days ghosts simply "don't
bite."
However, more ghostly activity may be
revealed after Davis reviews video and
audiotape later this week,.she said.
Although Saturday's ghost hunt was the first
formal paranormal investigation performed at
the Leaf, it is by no means the first mention of
ghostly activity there.
One woman in particular, who used to work
at the Leaf, said she saw a man on the balcony
one day while she was cleaning who was there
one second, and gone the next. She also
claimed to see people sitting on the back comer
row and in the third row when the theatre was
supposedly empty.
Over time the woman's and other people's
sightings became so frequent that she became
terrified about even walking anywhere in the
theatre without someone else accompanying
her.
The ghosts at the Leaf may have loved the
old theatre so much that they decided to stick
around, a common type of haunting. Other
types of hauntings include "residual haunting,"
when energy of ghosts involved in a sudden,*
often tragic event, replay the event over and
over, or a haunting where ghosts try hard to
capture the attention of living residents through
smells, touch, or some other more tangible
method. Even phone calls from the dead have
been reported in past.
Some ghosts may not even know they are
dead, and feel the living are haunting them.
This is often the case when someone dies very
quickly and suddenly.
Regardless of ghost type, manifestion or
anything else, most ghosts are friendly and do
not seek to harm humans. Hollywood, Davis
said, is largely responsible for the
misconception that ghosts are "evil."
The Big Bend Ghost Trackers performs ghost
hunts all over Florida, Georgia, Alabama and
beyond. They have investigated many types of
hauntings at private residences, historical sites
such as the 1890 Brothel in Apalachicola and
the train depot in Madison, and more.
If you are experiencing a haunting or would
just like to know more about ghost tracking,
contact the Big Bend Ghost Trackers at ghost
finders@excite.com or call 850-508-8109 or
www.bigbendghosttrackers.homestead.com.


.. Haveyoumegisteied \ouM 4-%eij-old for \PK'
V olunt r The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program
i,, i.e:ucd tu". Lad, helpniin children "piepaie for u.uc-
S e 'cernin school." \PK .is, free to all 4-3ear-old,
S1re- i l ere J.uihut I -.,!dJ, .iid j,. ei.i. decide where tliL i
children will participate in V PK
. ,-A--,.,- .,, VPK po'. idei- cani be found in elenieniami


schools, ejly educaunon and child came centers.
aminl'. child caje homes, and fLith-ba\cd progauins
throughout Floridi and the Big Bend leion.


Around the Big Bend region., over 2.000 4-. ear-
olds ha-e been registered for VPK for the 2006 fall
session. These registered children hold a VPK cer-
tificate. which allows parents to select the VPK pro-
giani ol dicu choice and to enroll their child at that
location.
However. over half of those children who have
received an authorization certificate have not yet
enrolled in a VPK program.
If \ou already have a VPK certificate and need


to knot where \ PK provides are in \our area,
please go to the Early Learning Coaliuon of the Big
Bend region's website. %\v..elcbigbend.org, for a
listing of VPK locations by count'.
If Nou need more information about the
Voluntary Pre-Kinderganeu iVPKi piogtam. please
call the Early Learunng Resource and Refenral Help
Line at 866-973-903U or local S50-385-0545.


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Shanks class of'82, Shaw Quarters hand out free school supplies


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The heat was stifling but the
spirits were high. at Carter-
Parramore Academy Saturday
morning for the annual James A.
Shanks Class of 1982 back-to-
school supplies drive.
Later that day, across town,
members of the Shaw Quarters
community also ended a help-
ing hand with school supplies to
residents of their neighborhood.
Hundreds of parents showed
up, with kids in tow, to get back-
packs filled with age-appropri-
ate school supplies at Carter-
Parramore.
The Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office Kid's Identification Unit
set up on the porch in front of
the cafeteria. "We did picture ID
and fingerprint cards for over
400. kids this morning.
- We ran out of cards and had to
*send back to get extras," Deputy
Ricky Gainous said. The photos
will be developed and parents
.will be able to pick them up
from the sheriff's office next
week.
Once identification cards were
completed, students went inside
the cafetorium for a lesson in
pnot using drugs and alcohol.
They have to go through the
lecture; it's important that they
stay away from drugs and alco-
hol," Daniel Wells, class presi-
dent, said.
Following the lecture, each
child received a wrist band and
headed to the gymnasium. Last
;week, class members sorted and
packed backpacks to cut down
on the waiting period. They
were asked their grade level and


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Members of the James A. Shanks High School class of 1982
show off the new bookbags they handed out to local students at
Saturday's school supply giveaway at Carter-Parramore
Academy.


-shown the table to visit.
Kimberly Thomas, 14, was there
with her sister and brother.
As she peeked inside her black
backpack, a smile spread across
her face. "This is nice," she said.
"It helps my parents a lot. This
is the third year that we've
come." The 10th grader added
she is excited about returning to
school.
Eddrie Moore was also there
with her daughter, granddaugh-
ter and the three Burch kids,
who are living with her. Once
they received their school sup-
plies, they sounded like a chorus
saying "thank you, sirs" and
"thank you, ma'ams."
That's all the thanks that Craig


Haywood of Ridley Park, Pa.
needed. The Class of 1982 grad-
uate said he looks forward to
coming home every year for the
event.
"This is why I come. I come for
these kids. It means a lot to me
to come back to my hometown
and do something so positive,"
he said.
"Here you go young man, this
backpack was made especially
for you," he said to a young.boy
with a pleasing smile.
Hayward was not alone in com-
ing home from a distant part of
the country. Tommy Hinson
came from Washington, D.C.
and Anthony Parkman came
from San Antonio, Texas. "I put


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Volunteers like Sarah Figgers,
Linda Jeffeson, Ella Gee,
Claudette James, Lizzie Figures,
Mary Woods, and Farrrah
Rivers braved the heat and
showers to distribute over 100
backpacks, along with pencils,
paper and tablets.
When they finished that, they
began serving the children hot
dogs, hamburgers, chips, water,
and soft drinks.
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in for my vacation as soon as I
get the date. I don't want to miss
it," Parkman said.
Kids and parents were also
given hot dogs and soft drinks as
they left. The giveaway lasted
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with
more than 500 students receiv-
ing school supplies.
Jane Garrett said the event gets
better each year. We learn from
the year before, and we are more
organized," she said.
Due to Friday night's storm,
there was not electricity at the
school. Crews tried to make the
repairs but gave up when a
transformer blew out as they
worked. With no electricity,
class of '82 members impro-
vised.
Across town, at 4 p.m. the peo-
ple of Shaw Quarters neighbor-
hood threw a back to school
bash for their kids complete
with music, food, and give-
aways of backpacks, pencils,
paper, and folders.
Markey Rivers, who grew up
on Bradley Street in that com-
muity, said he got the idea last
year to send the kids back to
school on a happy note. "This is
something I wanted to do. I
think neighborhoods ought to
take care of their own.
Everything you see out here was
provided by the people who live
out here. The volunteers are the
people from this neighborhood,"
he said.
He also knew that there were
people in the neighborhood who
needed help, but would not ask.
"I know what it's like to have
six or seven children and strug-
gle to get them school supplies,"
he said.


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a nurse at Bond Community
Health Center in Tallahassee and
former resident of Shaw
Quarters conducted a communi-
ty education seminar along with
Juan Vasquez on HIV/AIDS,
Diabetes and Sexually
Transmitted Diseases.
"You can never stress the
importance of prevention
enough," she said.


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