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Publication Date: August 17, 2006
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Early voting

starts

Monday

By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Early voting for the September
primary starts Monday.
Supervisor of Elections Shirley
Green Knight said anyone who
wants to vote early has a window
between August 21 and
September 2 to do so.
"There are three voting sites in
the county. Voters in Districts 3
and 4 will be able to cast their
ballots at the Chattahoochee City
Hall. Voters in Districts 1 and 2
can' cast their ballots at the
Havana Public Library. Any
voter in any district can vote
early at the Supervisors of
Elections Office," Knight said.
The hours of voting at all three
sites are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
Early voting is convenient for
people who are on vacation, out
of town on business or who don't
want to wait until election day.
Voters may also vote absentee.
"All they have to do to vote
absentee is call our office, 627-
9910, and request a ballot. We'll
mail it right out," Knight said.
September 2 is the last day that
absentee ballots will be mailed.
Knight reminds voters to bring
a current, valid photo
identification with signature.
Those who don't have
identification can get them from
the Department of Motor
Vehicles (Driver License Office).
"Without the identification, they
will be allowed to vote a
'provisional ballot' which means
the canvassing committee will
determine of the ballot is valid,"
she said.
All Democrats and Republicans
can vote in the primary and all
Independent voters can vote in
both school board and county
commission elections in District
4 while Independents can only
vote in the school board race in
See VOTING on Page 9


Auditor: We found no fraud


'Errors that

impact finances'

identified

By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
There is no fraud, only sloppy
accounting practices, forensic
auditor John Perry Thomas told
Quincy City Commissioners
Monday night.


"We have not identified any
fraud. We have found errors that
impact the finances," said
Thomas, who is with the
accounting firm of Thomas
Howell Ferguson, hired by the
city to look into finances.
The auditors looked at the
finances beginning in May of
2002 through September 2004.
"The nature of the errors were
such that they impacted on the
decision making," Thomas said.
Specifically, the errors included:
* Inability to locate supporting
documentation for checks written


Unsupported change orders
and unapproved contracts
Numerous unsupported
journal entries
Improper transfers of money
between accounts
Absence of reconciliation of
bank statements
"Those conditions create a
situation where it is very difficult
to identify errors when they
occur. The .conditions we
encountered were beyond what
we expected," he said.
It was the condition of the
records, Thomas said, that made


the report two months late and
$20,000 over budget. The city
had set aside $80,000 for the
study, He praised city employees
for their cooperation but said the
firm forced to bring in higher
trained personnel to plow through
the records.
In one of the most
glaring instances, an engineering
firm that had a .city contract for
$75,000 ended up getting paid
$895,015. While Thomas said he
didn't believe it was fraud, he
said there were no change orders
or additional documentation to


Larawanda Washington, left, and Nydia McSwain get back into the swing of things Monday in Bell Key's fourth-grade class at Stewart
Street Elementary. Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Reginald James said the first day of school 'went "smoothly. I am so
impressed." More about Back to School on Pages B10, B11, B12. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)



Quincy City Hall shuffles personnel


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
In City Hall there. are some old familiar
faces in new places since Bill Bogan became
the manager. There's at least one new face
and others are soon to follow, according to
Bogan.
Lauren Wright just completed her first week
on the job as Human Resources Director. She
worked formerly in the same capacity at
Precision Engine Products Corporation, a
division of Stanadyne Corporation of
Tallahassee.
The Connecticut native, who came to the
area as part of a transfer from her former job,
said she likes the area and has made a home at
Lake Yvette.
"I'm excited about working here. I can do a
lot of things to help our employees, especially
in the area of training and teaching, which are
my passions," she said, adding, "I came here
because I liked what I had heard about
Quincy."
Wright also plans to recruit from among
local people by partnering with the local
workforce office. "That is another resource
we can utilize to help us find qualified people
who want to work," she said.
The city currently has several positions to
fill including a Public Works Director, a CRA
Director, and several clerical slots.
Former Human Resources Director Ann
Sherman is now across the street, serving as'
director of customer service. Shelly Robinson
retired from that position earlier this month
after 33 years.
"We had to hit the ground running; there is
so much to do," Sherman said. She said the
department needs to look toward making
changes to benefit citizens.
"First, we will be auditing all customer
accounts for accuracy, and we will handle


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customer
complaints differently," she said.
For instance, when a customer makes a
complaint or disputes a bill, an energy auditor
will be sent to the home with a check list.
They will look for water leaks, caulking
around windows, leaking faucets or anything
that impacts the utility bill.
Once the audit is complete, the property
owner will be sent a letter listing the auditer's
findings and advising that if the corrections
are made, they will see a reduction in their
utility bill. "We want to get the negatives out
of this organization," she said.
In the near future citizens will receive a
brochure or door hangers with general energy
saving tips. "We feel these tips will help out
on the overall bill," she said.
Also, meter readers will get new hand held
computers. "I am told that they are almost
fool proof. The readers will be given three


days of
training on how to use the new computers
later this month," she said.
Meter readers will also monitor meters for
obstructions such as grass, litter, and dirt.
Sherman sakl on days when they aren't
reading meters, they will remove dirt and
debris from the meters.
Just outside of Sherman's door is the new
customer service supervisor, Clemmie
Parramore. "She is my right hand and my left
hand," said Sherman of Parramore, who was.
with the fire department for the past 12 years.
Bogan too has a new employee in his office.
Stacey Brown has come over from the city's
recreation department to serve as the new
administrative assistant.
"I have made some changes, but I feel that
people will see it's all to serve the citizens
better," Bogan said.


support additional contracts.
Over the years, with no senior
management to intervene, the
problems compounded. He said a
strong audit committee, which
the city did not have, would have
mitigated the problem.
"I strongly recommend an
independent audit committee that
reports to the City Commission.
You should implement
comprehensive corrective action
that is reviewed twice a year by
the Commission," Thomas said,
See AUDIT on page 9


Hospital

board wants

involved at

every level

of selection

Pre-proposal conference
set for September 5

By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The Gadsden County Hospital
Board wants to make sure that
they are involved at every level
of determining who will conduct
the day-to-day operations once
Gadsden Community Hospital re-
opens its doors.
Next Monday parties interested
in the opportunity to operate the
facility will be able to become a
part of the process with an
invitation to negotiate.
"We will put it out on the
internet. That is essentially the
way everything will be handled,"
said assistant county attorney
Paul Sexton, adding, "everything
will officially be on the website."
On September 5 a meeting for a
pre-proposal conference has been
set. The conference, said County
Manager Marlon Brown, is for
the interested parties to ask
questions.
Craig McMillan, chairman of
the Gadsden Hospital. Inc. Board
of Directors, said he felt board
members should be able to sit in
on all aspects of the process.
Brown said he felt that (county) ;
staff could basically handle some
of the mundane chores and report
back to the members of GHI. -
"We are not trying to speak for-'
you. We are acting as your
agent," said Brown when
McMillan asked if the Board or
the staff was going to make the
selection.
Brown compared it to staff
sitting in on bids for proposals
answering questions from
potential bidders and reporting to
the county commissioners with a
recommendation. "This board
will make the final decision,"
Brown said.
"At this time, I don't now what
we're asking for (in a proposal)"
said McMillan.
Board member, Sen. Fred
Dudley said he felt the members
of the board needed to attend the
meeting even if they were simply
observing.
Sexton said he didn't see any
reason why the board should not
attend if they wanted to because
the format would be that of an
"open forum."
In other matters, Joe Sharp,
healthcare consultant to the


See HOSPITAL on Page 9


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Midway Volunteer Fire Chief J. Frank Robinson. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)


'Then I heard the


fire trucks crank up'


Midway chief
brings years of
experience to job

by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

J. Frank Robinson turned
down the first offer he got.
As a long-time firefighter, he
knew the job wouldn't be easy.
But in the end, he wound up
not only working as a firefighter
for the Midway Volunteer Fire
Department but eventually serv-
ing as its chief.
The 56-year-old volunteer
wouldn't have it any other way.


"They asked me to join the
fire department and I said, 'No,
no,'" Robinson says, shaking
his head. "Then I heard the
firetrucks crank up. I saw them
drive by, and I said, 'okay.'"
Robinson moved to Midway
from Connecticut seven years
ago. He agreed to step in as fire
chief in Midway after Morris
Thomas resigned the post. He's
not shy about saying what's on
his mind and has been vocal
about getting firefighters new
equipment and uniforms.
With some prompting from
him, the city bought two lots on
which it plans to put a second
fire station eventually. Its loca-
See FIRE CHIEF on Page 15


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she's had just one drug store for even longer. She was a
customer of s 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-
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health care needs.
With so many other choices in pharmacies, why
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School employees at impasse



in negotiations with board


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
After numerous bargaining
sessions held since April, school
board negotiators and support
staff union negotiators still did
not reach a pay raise agreement
Wednesday, prompting union
negotiators to declare an
impasse.
Rocky Pace, school board
negotiator, told support staff
union officials Wednesday the
school board did not have a new
salary offer for support staff,
holding the board's offer at two
percent.
The union's offer is at seven
and a half-percent with language
on union release time, overtime
pay, stipends for mechanics and
other supplemental pay items.
Support staff include para-
professionals, bus drivers, cafe-
teria workers, secretaries and


other non-teacher jobs.
Union officials unanimously
voted Wednesday to declare an
impasse, meaning they will call
in a mediator or go directly to a
Legislative hearing with the
board to try and resolve the dis-
agreement.
Gadsden County School
Superintendent Reginald James
explained in a phone interview
Friday that the board is not nec-
essarily unwilling to make a
higher offer than two percent,
but they want to go through the
process of finalizing the budget
before they make any solid com-
mitments.
The school board is currently
in the process of holding budget
workshops and hearings, and the
final budget will not be present-
ed to the public until Sept. 6 at
the final budget hearing.
"We're going through the
budget process, and we have


until September. We can't get
(the raise offer) any higher until
we feel confident about the (sta-
tus of the budget). Once we
finalize the budget, then we can
see," James said.
James stressed the board will
work hard to do what it can, but
Gadsden County is "not a rich
district", adding the board did
not raise millage rates on prop-
erty taxes.
"The board and I value the
services of all employees, how-
ever we are unable to meet the
union's demand for a 7.56 per-
cent pay. raise at this time, but
we are working hard at it,"
James said.
Jackie Shaw, a bus driver and
president of GESPA, was not
satisfied.
"We are the backbone of the
district; we are the first ones to
see the children in the morning
and the last district employee


they see when they go home
after a long day at school. We
make the schools move; we
transport them, feed them, care
for them, and we deserve it (a
pay raise) now. We don't want to
be treated like the people who
get the leftovers from the ban-
quet," Shaw said in a press
release.
Although last year support
staff did not receive a pay raise,
the board did give them a
"career ladder", meaning sup-
port staff receive automatic pay
raises after working in the dis-
trict for a certain number of
years.
The teachers union and
school board negotiators agreed
on giving teachers a seven per-
cent pay raise in July. The
school board has not yet
approved it, but officials on both
sides expect it to pass handily.


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Volunteers from the Greensboro and Sycamore Fire Departments mop up after battling a blaze
Friday evening that destroyed a home being used as a shed at 7416 Sycamore Rd, west of
Greensboro. Although no one was injured, four puppies are believed to have died in the fire,
which was started by a 5-year-old child playing with matches. (Photo by Marianne Scholer)


60 new teachers, 60 new


support staff, but no new


positions for school district


by Brian Dekle
Times Intern
Gadsden County Schools can expect to see
some new faces in classrooms this year, and famil-
iar faces in different schools, as the school board
has hired, promoted and moved around several
district personnel.
The 20067-2007 school year is a "very normal
year" for personnel changes with no major issues
to report, Dr. Diana Decker, personnel director for
Gadsden County Schools, said.
"We're doing our very best to serve students
within budgetary guidelines. We're spending
wisely, while still meeting state guidelines," she
said.
The school board has hired around 60 new
teachers for the 2006-2007 school year, and about
the same number of bus drivers, custodians and
other support staff, according to Decker.
Despite the new hires, some Gadsden County
schools still have teacher vacancies because of
last-minute resignations that have not yet been
officially filled. Decker said schools will either
combine classes or hire substitute teachers for
classes without teachers, until the positions can be
filled.
The school board created no new positions this
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retirees or resignees. Six regular teacher positions
and four paraprofessional positions were axed in
an effort to consolidate classes and have more
economic teacher-to-student ratios, while still
maintaining state class size standards.
Several other Title I parapros were terminated
prior to the start of the new school year because
of a loss of some No Child Left Behind funding,
which largely foot the bill for those parapros'
salaries.
All in all, Decker says the school district has a
seven to 10 percent teacher turnaround ratio, and
added she does not know how this figure com-
pares to that in other districts similar in size.
The school district hired no new administra-
tors, but the school board promoted at least three
school employees to administrative positions. The
school board promoted Ethelyn Cunningham to
principal of George Munroe Elementary, Ella
Ponder to principal of Greensboro Elementary,
and Edna Hussein-Forehand to assistant principal
at Shanks Middle School.
The school board moved some administrators
to other schools. Allyson Davis moved from
Carter-Parramore Academy to Havana Elementary
School, and Juanita Ellis moved from Shanks
Middle School to Stewart Street Elementary
School.


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Opinions Coli inr- s Letters to L;c Editor






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

By Alice DuPont, Editor :'




Contemplation ,



Let's find a way to keep our

new parks looking good.


One of the hot topics of discussion seems
to be the recreation grants that have come
to the county as of late. By late, I mean in
the past two or three years. They are called
(FRDEP grants) and are the recreational
component of the Department of
Environmental Protection.
Money has been allocated to construct
new parks in the rural areas, where if you
don't own your own swing, you have to
wait until you get to school or visit
someone who owns one.
The parks are dotted throughout the
county and there are several in the City of
Quincy. For between $200,000 and
$300,000 the parks are a good deal. The
last time we were fortunate enough to be
included in the funding for parks was
many, many years ago.
Of course, I have heard from some of our
more fortunate citizens that the parks are a
waste of time because people aren't going
to keep them up or that citizens will allow
them to be destroyed by unruly children.
I'm not sure just who is supposed to
police these parks and keep them in good
repair. I hope someone will be designated
to mow the grass, pick up litter, etc.
Because if it's left to the average citizen or
people who live within a mile of it, after a
few months seeing after a park down the
road with a few swings and see-saws is no
longer a priority.
As with a lot of things, the state provides
the money for the construction but nothing
for the upkeep. I don't know if the county
has any money, if any, in their recreation
budget to keep parks clean and repaired.
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recreation department m t ae county and
certainly no budget.
And so, the early parks sank into
disrepair and neglect. It's like building a
nice house and living there and you never
perform any upkeep. You never paint,
never mow the grass, never repair anything
when it breaks or simply wears out.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know
what will happen in a few years. And with
the older parks, that is exactly what
happened.
The state has funded several new parks
again. This time maybe the county and the
city can find a way to keep them looking
good and in repair.


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Cloyce Couldn't Hardly

Win Either!


I think our days are numbered in Iraq.
And I don't think it matters much what we
do as to "winning" the war or
"establishing" a local government or
"appeasing" the radicals of any domestic or
foreign political party.
The tide of public opinion in America is
turning against our entanglement in Iraq.
We are an impatient nation. We want our
food fast. We want mechanical tellers
dropping twenty dollar bills on us without
delay. Instant grits. Overnight delivery.
High speed internet. We forced our t. v.
manufactures years ago to put an "instant
on" device in every set because we
couldn't take the half-minute warm up
period. We've got cell phones and text
messaging....all for immediate, right now,
up to the second, communication. We don't
have time to wait.....
We want our foreign entanglements to be
just as quick.
Maybe it's some lingering memories
from Viet Nam. Maybe the news media's
fairly biased coverage has pushed us
toward this decision. Maybe we haven't
seen enough head way. Maybe we've
grown weary of the sameness of each
report. And maybe it's just taking too long.
But whatever the reason, I feel the ground
swell rising. Public opinion is beginning to
stir for the end of our "Iraqi Affair". You
can see it in an interview with various
congressmen on Face the Nation. You can
hear it in the applause on early morning
talk shows when an anti-war feminist
makes a point. You can evidence it in the
recent Joe Lieberman defeat in
Connecticut. It is pushed by featured U. S.
Senators as they jockey for national
recognition as a prelude to "future political
considerations". I figure we'll be down to
the street demonstrations any day now.
Personally, I'm not so sure it's time.
Patience is usually a great virtue in a stand
off of universal proportion. America's
enemies have been known to use our own
impatience, our petulance and our in-
fighting against us. Something tells me
they are about to have a field day over this
growing rift!
I voted against going over there in the
first place. Nobody heard me. I subscribe
to the Will Rogers philosophy of


international affairs. Will said, "When you
get in a fight five thousand miles from the
house, you went looking for it!"
But since we are there, another adage
comes to mind. This one was from my
Father. He proclaimed it loud and often,
"Once you start something, son, finish it!"
So there you are. It's the proverbial spot
between a rock and a hard place. We surely
didn't figure on the strength of the
resistance in Iraq. I can't envision that
anyone realized the myriad of cultural,
spiritual, economic and social problems
that has become inherit with this mission
before we jumped in. But we certainly
can't give up the "farm" after all the
energy, effort, money and lives we have
invested in it.
If there is an intelligent, sensible way out
of all of this, someone a lot smarter than
me is going to have to come up with it.
You add oil, Israel, whoever took Yasser
Arafat's place, Bin Laden and the Mexican
border patrol to the mix and America's
problems seem insurmountable!
It all brings Cloyce Cunningham to mind.
Cloyce was the biggest guy in our
elementary school. And I'm not making
light here. Nor am I trying to make much
of a point. I just write these things.....
you've got to determine' if they make any
sense!
I remember when Cloyce was in the sixth
grade. Most everyone was afraid of him.
He laid down the rules for the football
games at recess because his size dictated
that he take charge. He picked the teams
because no matter how we argued and
gesticulated, we all couldn't be on his side.
He was also the referee because no one
dared to cross him....even if they didn't
agree. We might talk bad about him at
lunch if he wasn't around. Squeaky and
LaRenda allowed that he was a bully. But
when he came by with his sack of biscuits
and ham, we nodded and changed the
conversation to Miss Mary Ann Jackson's
new hair do.
If he picked me on his team and we won,
I thought he was great. When he picked
Ricky Hale for his side and put me over on
the other team with all the pansy
wanzies.... I went home from school
See Hunkerin' on Page 15


This ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


The 'poetry biz' just didn't

pay all that well.


I got my first newspaper job at 23, talked
my way into an interview with an
admittedly eccentric publisher who had run
the Madisonville Advocate Democratic in
Tennessee for more than 20 years.
I was a journalism student at the
University of Tennessee; I was working
full time and decided I might as well work
in my field. I had zero experience, little
upper-level journalism coursework under
my belt, and had worked as government
editor at UT's student newspaper only
briefly. I was more interested in poetry
than news, frankly, and having had a poem
published in the school's literary
magazine, I was relatively certain I would
land that big poeting job soon and have it
made.
Then I discovered the poetry of
journalism, and it was both headier and
better-paying than the poetry biz, so off I
went, in pursuit of the way words reveal
the world and, more generally, its
starkness.
Dan Hicks hired me. That was back in
the days of all-manual newspaper
production; Hicks, the publisher, sat on
Tuesday afternoon with a pair of scissors
and pieced the paper together by hand. He
kept a tray of lead type
as a nod to the old days.
He was a straight-shooting, fearless
individual, which explains why he was
shot at once that I know of and was the
likely cause for the newspaper's office
being set afire in the sixties (way, WAY
before my journalistic time, people). Hicks
was an outspoken opponent of moonshine
still rather a popular source of extra
income in the Appalachians and illegal
drugs, as well as shoddy law enforcement
and corrupt government. He had roots in
Monroe County; his forefathers were
among those who preached in the 1800s
grace and salvation over predestination to
rugged Appalachians looking for a shot at-
eternity.
And he was stubborn as a damn mule.
My meeting stories were dismal. My
editor at the time did tell me a feature I
wrote on a guy who once was Merle.
Haggard's personal chef was "not bad" -
high praise indeed. He mourned the loss of
the middle-aged reporter I had been hired
to replace with loud sighs as he read my
copy and a clenched jaw when I teetered
precariously on the brink of missing
deadline.
She left to spend more time with her kids.
It seemed unfathomable to me at the time
that anybody would give up such a great
job.
I had custody of my youngest brother
back then after my parents' divorce, it
just somehow worked out that I, the oldest
of four, was the person he would live with.
It was an impossible schedule of full-time
work, full-time


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school and full-time sistering, but I was
23. Nothing was impossible.
But, after getting the paper out one
Wednesday, I ran out of gas at 2 a.m. on a
deserted mountain road and things looked
fairly frightening. I was tired, cell phones
were not a routine part of life in those
days, and I knew dam well there was not a
gas station within hiking distance.
Merciful heavens, a policeman stopped to
help me. Turned out, he was Dan Hicks'
son. And that.is where the community
journalism bug first bit me.
I didn't have what you would call a
permanent hometown growing up; the idea
that people made connections that lasted a
lifetime fascinated me and those
connections became my lifeline.
I worked for a few dailies, but found
community journalism is my thing, and
weekly newspapers are where I like to do
it. Few other jobs offer the opportunity to
get to know the community in which you
live and record a
county's history in such a succinct way.
It bothers me when a negative thing
happens it ought to. It makes me glad
when there's good news in the community
it ought to.
I was in Subway the other day for lunch -
what a wildly popular place and two cops
were in line in front of me. One ordered his
sandwich, giving details about what he
wanted on it, and added, with some
hesitation, "onions". His coworker raised
an eyebrow that's all, no words and the
Sguy shrugged in protest, as if to say, "Yes,
I'll get heartburn, but I'm in an onion
mood. Leave me alone." It struck me as
such an easy thing, two men who knew
each other well and might have grown up
together here. I would call it sweet, but
then nobody in law enforcement would
ever talk to me again. So I won't.
Life goes by so quickly. I've always had,
a yen to taste it all, breathe it in, make it
last. Community journalism helps me do
that.
So there's much more than you needed to
know about why I'm at the Gadsden
County Times, and just enough to help you
understand why I'm interested in where
this community is headed. Thanks for
letting me into your lives.
Garrison Keillor recently wrote a column'
about turning 64. People asked him
whether he was happy; no, he said, he'd be
happier if he were 43. But at 64, he went
on to say, he knows things he did not at 43:
You cannot guarantee the future happiness
and security of your children. You cannot
right the wrongs of the world in a weekly
column. We are, all of us, finite.
That, I'll go with. Giving up on the
ability to shape my son's future or to make
a difference in a column I'll need another
20 years or so to ponder that. But I suspect
he's right on both counts.


Our letter policy:

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hear from you. Address letters to: Editor,
Gadsden County Times, P.O. Box 790,
Quincy, Florida 32353-0790. Letters must be
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Publisher, Ron Isbell,
Editor, Alice DuPont
Writers and Local Columnists
Alice DuPont,
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Sports Editor, Joe Ferolito
Office Manager, Wendy Isbell
Circulation, Wayne Conner
Graphics, Wayne Conner


Front



Porch

Forum

by Brian Dekle
Times Intern

Publisher's Note: Brian Dekle
takes over my column this
week, and, frankly, I wish he
hadn't. That's because we had
to say "goodbye" to Brian this
week as he headed back to
college. Today Brian says
goodbye to us.
In this column he only gets it
half right...he found a lot of
good people here in Gadsden
County partly because he's a
good person himself. He's
talented, smart and hard-
working.
We hope when finals are over
next spring and he comes down
from the mountains that he'll
be back. If he doesn't,'we hope
he'll be the next ruler of the
free world.


I hate to leave,

but...

This morning when I drove to
work, I saw a majestic
Mississippi Kite flying above
thick pine and hardwood forests
next to a swampy bottom.
Cicadas sang their last tunes of
the day as the sun rose and misty
fog lazily drifted from Point
Milligan Road as I made my way
to Quincy.
When I arrived, I was greeted
by smiles and "good mornings"
from my coworkers here at the
Gadsden County Times. I made a
couple of calls to local sources
for stories I'm working on, and
was again greeted with "-how are
you doing today" and diligent
help with my questions.
Stunning natural beauty and
wonderful, helpful people that
is the Gadsden County I have
learned to love in three short
months of working as intern for
the Gadsden County Times.
But now, like a.young school
boy saying goodbye to his
sweetheart for the summer, I
must bid farewell to Gadsden
County, only not for the summer,
but for more pressing matters,
namely college.
The University of Wyoming,
where I will trek to next week, is
surrounded by awe-inspiring,
majestic mountains; prancing
antelope; and prairie as far as the
eye can see topped by the
biggest, bluest sky. The people
there are very friendly, as well,
but even with all these perks, I
will still remember Gadsden
County as one of the most
beautiful places I've ever spent
time with some of the finest folks
I've ever met.
Born and raised in Grady
County, Ga., I learned at a very
young age to appreciate southern
hospitality and charm, and good,
hard-working, mission-minded
people, and I have found all here.
In the short time I've worked in
Gadsden County I watched a
once-struggling school make
gains on the FCAT, receive no
failing scores on its report card,
and most importantly nurture and
teach young students through
top-notch academic programs.
None of this could be done
without the leadership and hard-
working men and women in
Gadsden County classrooms and
at the Gadsden County School
Board, who took great pains to
accommodate me and make me feel
welcome at school board
meetings and other events.
I've also seen the opening of a
new library, the retiring of
Havana Town Manager Susan
Freiden (a legend 'in these parts,'
and now I know why), the hiring
of a new city manager for Gretna,
the new West Gadsden High
School take shape, a postman
who brings the joy of Christmas
in the middle of summer, an
organization that cares deeply
about orphaned, injured, and sick
wildlife; Carter-Parramore
Academy students move up two
and three grade levels because of


their hard work; the East
Gadsden High School Junior
ROTC place highly in a national
competition, ghosts haunting the
Leaf Theatre, etc., etc., etc.
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5 drug arrests



on quiet street



in Quincy


Dimitrius Home


Delmetrice Rogers


Brian Smith


Bernard Thompson, Jr.


Robert Youmans, Jr.


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Only a stone's throw from both the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office and
the Quincy Police Department is a little
street .that one would hardly notice
when passing. But Corry Street has
been a hotbed of drug activity, accord-
ing to some of the people who live on
the tiny street.
Following complaints from some of
those people,, the Gadsden County
Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics
Unit along with the Quincy Police
Department and the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
served a search warrant at 221 South


Corry St. and made'five arrests last
week. The area had been under investi-
gation for the past three months, but
after an undercover agent made a buy,
the warrant was signed and executed
within a matter of hours.
"We had received numerous com-
plaints from the community around
Corry Street," said Lt. Jim Corder the
GCSO Vice and Narcotics Unit com-
mander. The Corry Street home was a
"pretty large" operation, according to
Corder.
From the five men arrested, investi-
gators seized 35 grams of powder
cocaine, 20 grams of crack cocaine,
150 grams of marijuana, three hand-
guns, two vehicles, drug paraphernalia,


a bullet-proof vest, a police scanner and
$3,000 in cash.
Those arrested and charged were:
Delmetrice Gary Rogers, 27, also
known as "Dred." He is charged with
one count of with possession of crack
cocaine with intent to sell, one count of
possession of marijuana more than 20
grams, two counts of drug parapherna-
lia, and two counts of possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. His bond
was set at $50,000.
Brian Smith, 31. He is charged with
sale of MDMA (Ecstasy pills), posses-
sion of crack cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of cocaine, possession of
marijuana, possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon, and possession of drug


paraphernalia.
"Smith was recently released from
the Florida Department of
Corrections," Corder said.
His bond was set at $50,000.
Robert Youmans, Jr.. 22. He is
charged with possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon, and
possession of more than 20 grams of
marijuana. His bond was set at $50,000.
Bernard Gray Thompson, Jr., 28,
also known as "Brillo." He was charged
with sale of MDMA within 1,000 feet
of a convenience store, sale of MDMA,
two counts of possession of MDMA
with intent to sell, sale of cocaine,


obstruction by disguise, possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon, warrant
for Violation of Probation on armed
robbery with a firearm, and warrant for
aggravated assault and domestic bat-
tery. Thompson is being held on a
$50,000 bond on charges stemming for
the search warrant $50,000 bond on a
warrant and no bond on the VOP armed
robbery.
Dimitrius Home, 24. He is charged
with carrying a concealed firearm, pos-
session of marijuana with intent to sell,
possession of cocaine with intent to
sell, possession of drug paraphernalia,
and possession of more than 20 grams
marijuana. Home was being held on a
$50,000 but has posted bond.


Former county jail


employee faces



drug, sex charges

By ALICE DU PONT He originally has a bond set
Times Editor at $5,000 but the judge released
him a few minutes later on his
A former Gadsden County own recognizance.
Corrections technician was
arrested for sexual battery on an
inmate last Thursday.
James Hughes, Jr., was ini-
tially arrested last Wednesday I
night by the Havana Police
Department on a drug violation
and brought to the county jail. ; .
Authorities wanted to locate
Hughes to obtain a DNA sample
to complete their investigation
into whether Hughes was impli-
cated in the sexual bl.uelr, Ih...
occurred in early' July, when ';
Hughes resigned from his posi-
tion at the Gadsden County Jail.
He voluntarily gave a DNA
sample and was re-arrested
Thursday on the sexual battery James Hughes, Jr.
charge.


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helps teens deal with grief


The Caring Tree program of
Big Bend Hospice invites teens
13-18 who have experienced the
death of a loved one to enjoy this
special day of inner and outer
space exploration and expression.
Trained grief counselors and vol-
unteers will provide education
and support throughout the day.
The Caring Tree program of
Big Bend Hospice is once again
partnering with the Challenger
Learning Center to host this
year's Teen Woe-Be-Gone.
Campers will launch into many
fun and educational activities
throughout the day including a
simulated space "mission," arts
and crafts, sharing circles, and a
time of remembrance. Campers
may encounter themes such as
feeling of grief, facing change,
coping with stress, confidence
building, communication and
teamwork.
Pre-registration is required
since space is limited to 30
campers.


Campers report to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., at 7:30 a.m. and ride a bus
to and from Kleman Plaza.
Campers will arrive back at Big
Bend Hospice at 5 p.m. Campers
are responsible for their own
transportation to and from Big
Bend Hospice in Tallahassee.
However, if transportation is an
issue for teens living in surround-
ing counties special arrangements
may be available. Please call to
discuss.
A light breakfast, snacks,
lunch, T-shirts and other goodies
will be provided.
Teen Woe-Be-Gone is a free
community service of Big Bend
Hospice, however donations to
the Caring Tree program are
gratefully accepted.
To register a camper or for
more information about the camp,
call Becca White or Caitlin Burns
at (850) 878-5310 or (800) 772-
5862.


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Zondra Thompson VOP/possession of
cocaine; Robert Youmans possession of
cocaine, possession of firearm by a convicted
felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and pos-
session of more than 20 grams of marijuana;
Brian Smith sale of MDMA, possession of
crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession
of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
and possession of firearm by convicted felon;
Dimitruis Horne carrying a concealed firearm,
possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine
and possession of more than 20 grams of mari-
juana;
Demetric Rodgers possession of crack
cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijua-
na, possession of drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted felon;
Bernard Thompson sale of MDMA within


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North Madison St.
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sion of MDMA with intent to sell 2 counts, sale
of cocaine, obstruction by disguise, possession of
firearm by convicted felon, armed robbery with
firearm and domestic battery/aggravated assault;
Kenneth Lowe VOP/grand theft.
Yvonna Satterfield VOP/grand theft and
uttering; Barrell Davis VOP/possession of
cocaine; James Wilson VOP/possession of
cocaine; Cedric Davis VOP/burglary of
dwelling and grand theft; Tony Barber -
VOP/sale of cocaine and possession with intent
to sell;
David Smith VOP flee and elude; Joshua
Fogler possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell and possession of more than 20
grams of cannabis; Tyrone Jackson dealing in
stolen property; Jimmie Burgess VOP/grand
theft by PWBC;
Sharif Gaymon VOP/aggravated assault with
deadly weapon; Quentin Chandler FTA/assault
2 counts; James Hughes sexual battery on an
inmate; Nicholas Barnes burglary of dwelling,
grand theft, forgery and uttering; Clarence Evans
- dealing in stolen property.


Quincy

Police

Department

arrest report
July 26 Aug. 8

Aug. 9 Leroy Motes, 60,
domestic battery; Willie
Jackson, 50, FTA/trespassing.
Aug. 10 Joe Sinclair, 52,
grand theft.
Aug. 11 Howard D.
Maronetti, 43,'forgery/uttering;
Darrin B. Nundra, 37, domestic
battery.
Aug. 12 Latterrance D.
Baker, 26, drug possession/flee-
ing.


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"THERE IS HOPE WITH HOLT"
HOLTT DELIVERED"
June 8, 2006

The Honorable Brenda Holt
Gadsden County Commissioner
P.O. Box 935
Quincy, FL 32351

Dear Commissioner Holt,

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have been endorsed as our candidate for the position of County Commissioner.
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Times Editor

They are like soldiers waiting to be sent into
battle.
The thirty news vehicles were delivered last
week to the Gadsden County Sheriff's office to
beef up a fleet that was old and worn out. They are
the replacements for many of the cars in use that
have logged over 200,000 miles and have seen too
many patches and fixits. And better days.
"They are needed. We were spending almost
$7.000 a month in repairs just to keep them on the
road," said Gadsden County Sheriff Morris A.
Young.
The fleet was not expected until later this
month. But the Jacksonville (FL) dealership
where the vehicles were purchased needed the
space, said Major David Ganious of the Gadsden
County Sheriff's office.


"They just have to be striped. When we get that
done, the radios have to be put in and we're ready
to go," he said.
The Board of County Commissioners voted to
allocate funds for the new cars after Young
informed them of the condition of the fleet earlier
this year. The last time new cruisers were bought
was three years ago. Some are as much as eight
years old and are running 24-7, according to
mechanic Bob Smith.
Each of the Ford Crown Victorias cost $22,490
and were bought on a lease-purchase plan with the
option to purchase them for one dollar each at the
end of the lease period. The new cars are said to
be more fuel efficient and will save the county
money on its monthly gas bill that hovers around
$18,000.
The old cars will not be sent to the junk heap
though. Young has plans to repair them and allow
reserve deputies to use them.


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New health department director back home and on the job


by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

When Sylvia Byrd weighed
reasons to return home to
Gadsden County, it was its wide
open spaces that drew her.
That, and the fact that she
has family and friends here.
Having lived in Miami, Boston,
Minnesota and Jacksonville, she
was ready to get back to a
slightly less frantic pace.
But only slightly less frantic
- as the new director for the
Gadsden County Health
Department, she won't have a
lot of time for lounging.
"I thought, 'I know it's hard
work, and I'll have to learn a
lot, but I'd like to give it a
stab,'" she recalled. "And this is
home. I have two grown kids,
and I am proud of both of them
for having a mind of their own
and for being decent human
beings. I'm so glad I moved
back here when they were
young.
Not that healthcare, or its
administrative process, is new
to her. She worked at the local
health department from 1980-
87, then worked for the state
Department of Health in the


Thousands of

dollars raised on

Old Ball Farm

by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

Sarah McCoy is sure of one
thing: Music has the power to
transcend most barriers.
As the executive director of
Spanish Moss Productions, her
goal is to bring more and more
of it ,to Gadsden County.
"We're all about trying to
make a difference in Gadsden
County and make it a music
community," she said. "We give
some of our proceeds to the
Gadsden County School Board
for music programs my dream
is to have an endowed student
going to college on a full music
scholarship."
Along with partner Paul


The Printing House, Inc. of
Quincy received awards for out-
standing achievement at the
recent Printing Association of
Florida's (PAF) Florida Print
Awards, the state's largest and
most prestigious competition.
With over 1,000 entries from
printing and graphics firms
around the state, The Printing
House received three Judges'
Awards. "We are very proud of
our entire team," said Larry
Rishell, President of Printing
Operations. "We already knew
our employees were some of the
best in the business and the
work hard to produce a quality
product. Receiving these awards
is a tremendous honor for every-
one here."
Michael Streibig, president
of the Printing Association of
Florida, agrees. "The Printing
House faced some extremely
impressive competition this
year. This award is a tribute to
its commitment to excellence,"
he said.
The Florida Print Awards is
the printing industry's largest
statewide graphic arts competi-
tion. It recognizes individuals,
companies and organizations
responsible for the creation or
production of print communica-
tions. The competition promotes
excellence in the industry and
recognizes companies and indi-
viduals who produce the best in
print media.
The Printing House is a divi-
sion of Homes and Land
Affiliates, LLC. It is one of the


school health program. She
worked with the Gadsden
Citizens Healthy Babies coali-
tion before returning to the state
Department of Health to run its
school health program.
A graduate of the University
of Minnesota's school of nurs-
ing, she is actively seeking
input from health department
consumers about the kinds of
things they'd like to see happen
at the health department.
"The interim staff, and inter-
im director Maximo Martinez,
have done a wonderful job in
keeping things running through
the transition," she said. "I'd
like to make the health depart-
ment the kind of place I would
like to receive services from:
open, friendly, attractive, com-
petent. We have competent staff
here already, so I think it's well
within the realm of reality that
we can accomplish all those
things. We do have big health
issues here, and changing statis-
tics is a monumental task."
Those issues include an
above-average infant mortality
rate and a high sexually-trans-
mitted disease rate for a small
county.
"But we also have become a


Levine, McCoy has been bring-
ing "Down on the Farm", an
annual fall music festival, to the
443-acre Gadsden County farm
she and her family spent week-
ends at when she was a child.
The Old Ball Farm is still
owned by her parents, whom she
credits for instilling in her a love
of music.
"I feel very strongly that
music is a language we all
speak, regardless of whether
you're agnostic, or Buddhist or
Jewish, whatever music is
beautiful," she said.
This is the festival's third
year, and it's scheduled for Nov.
10-12. This year's line up
includes Drive-By Truckers,
Mofro, Perpetual Groove,
Tishamingo and Cadillac Jones,
to name only a few of the 43
groups scheduled to perform.
After working 10 years as a
fundraiser in higher education,
McCoy recently quit her job to
work for Spanish Moss full


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


improving roads, to the half-
cent sales tax. All these are
things that affect the health of
Sthe community. Our view has to
S*,. include more opportunities than
S ," obstacles. What I'm trying to do
& right now is learn how to bal-
ance the opportunities and the
obstacles."
A Carter-Parramore High
School graduate "Now you
know how old I am," she says
with a laugh Byrd plans to
making attendance of communi-
ty events a regular part of her
.. .routine as a way to educate area
Syla B d residents about health issues
Sylvia yrd and the health department's role
leader in innovative strategies to in the community.
change our health status," Byrd "It means a lot to me to try to
said. "That our citizens seems to make a difference in my home-
be supportive of the half-cent town," she said. "Part of making
sales tax shows they are aware a difference is doing the things
of the health issues. If you are people see as critical. And when
willing to do something that hits you attack issues, you always
you in the purse, then you really get back to money. But some-
care about your brother." thing a guest preacher at my
She' sees this as a good time church said once stuck with me:
in Gadsden County's history, 'Start with what you have.' In
and is hopeful about being able Gadsden County, there are a lot
to make a difference. of interested citizens and organ-
"It's a wonderful time to izations. When you look at what
come back. The County we have, if you start with that,
Commission is committed to you can make a difference."
bringing a hospital back, to Civic and community organ-


time.
"We have put our heart and
soul into this, and I'm commit-
ted to this," she said. "There's so
much we want to do I'd like to
build a house on the farm one
year and move it somewhere in
Quincy."
Last year, Spanish Moss
Productions gave $7,500 to a
New Orleans Habitat for
Humanity to help Hurricane


Katrina victims. The company
also gives money to the Boys
and Girls Club of the Big Bend
area, Second Harvest of the Big
Bend and the Refuge House.
For more information about
Down on the Farm or other
events hosted by Spanish Moss
Productions, call 875-3862 or
visit www.downonthefarmfesti-
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The Gadsden County Times August 17, 2006 9


Audit

continued from Page 1
adding, "this Commission has
to set the tone from the top."
However, two letters from
Thomas have been forwarded to
City Attorney Jack McLean for
"further action if necessary." One
letter questions whether a
relationship did or did not exist
between a contractor and a city
employee. The other letter
concerned an "employee matter"
that Thomas said was sensitive.
"Why no fraud?" asked
commissioner Andy Gay.
"In some cases we could find
evidence where goods and
services were delivered and not
in others. 1 believe they are in
some drawer in somebody's desk
some where," Thomas explained.
The problems are mostly
symptomatic of poor records
retention. The problems, they
encountered as professionals, was
who had what files and where
those files are now.
With the absence of the finance
director, the city manager, the
purchasing director and several
department heads, the trail of
files, accounts, and payouts
became murky.
Bill Bogan, Quincy's new city
manager, said the answers to the
financial problems are coming.
"We're in the process of creating
a policy manual. We will develop
policies and procedures and we
will have those in place," he said.
Bogan said he already has a
handle on the day-to-day
workings in finance. "I know
exactly how much we have
everyday. I see every single
check that goes out. We're
maintaining our records. There is
sufficient documentation for
every check," he said.
He also said the city is in the
process of addressing the
problems that have cost the city
money. "We've been under-
billing people for garbage and
we've been paying sales tax
when we should not have been,"
Bogan said.
Even with the information from
the auditor and the changes
Bogan is making, some
commissioners feel there are too
many unanswered questions.
Commissioner Gay said he would
not rule out seeking advice from
the State Attorney's Office.


Hospital

Continued from Page 1
county manager, said that
negotiations with Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital are continuing
and that progress is being made.
"Hopefully we can conclude in
one way or another. I'm not as
optimistic as I was at (previous)
meetings," he said.
The fire alarm system is almost
complete. This was a source of
concern by the Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA)
when they shut down the hospital
in November 2005. Sharp said he


did not anticipate AHCA not
approving of the system once it is
installed.
McMillan suggested at the July
meeting that the GHI Board
begin holding its board meetings
at the hospital, if not in the Board
Room then in the cafeteria for the
time being. He said he felt the
board ought to meet at the
hospital.
Sexton explained that while the
county has an interim use
agreement with Ashford
Healthcare Systems, it has not
been approved by the courts. "It
should be before the courts this
week," he said.

Voting

Continued from Page 1
District 3.
Knight said sample ballots will
be mailed this week to all
registered voters. Voters are
encouraged to mark their ballots
and bring them to the polls if the
wish. If you haven't registered to
vote, it's too late for the primary,
but registration for the General
Election on Nov. 4 is still open.
In 2004 Knight said 33 percent
of voters voted early. "I want all
voters to go to the polls," she
said. In Gadsden County, there
are approximately 28,000
registered voters.

Gas prices affecting
more than pocketbooks
As the price of gas has doubled
over the past three years, hovering
around $3 a gallon nationally,
Wayne Hochwarter, an associate
professor of management in the
College of Business at Florida
State University conducted
research to determine how
increased gas prices have affected
personal finance, as well as behav-
ior at work.
More than 300 employees
across a wide range of
occupations were surveyed.
"I was surprised to see how
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41 percent have paid off debt
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Changes in personal finance
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of job performance, less
enthusiasm, less willingness to
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Helping your child to succeed in school


by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

Got a question about how to help your child succeed in school?
Call Audrey Lewis-Potter, or any of the staff at the Gadsden
County Schools Family Information Resource Center.
If they dpn't have the answer, they'll find it for you.
"My ideal vision is for any parent to be able to call and ask ques-
tions and we can get back to them with an answer," Lewis-Potter
said. "We have a social worker, a homeless liaison/faith-based coor-
dinator, a community coordinator/communities in schools coordina-
tor, and I'm the parent services coordinator. This was all put in place
by our superintendent, Reginald James. He wanted a one-stop cen-
ter for all parents fnd community members."
Located in a portable behind the school district headquarters on
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Family Information Resource
,Center, which opened in January, offers a wealth of information.
Lewis-Potter said she is excited about several of the center's
newest offerings.
"We will continue our faith-based initiative with the local
churches' 'Adopt a School' program this year," Lewis-Potter said.
"Communities in Schools has partnered with the Gadsden County
School Board to employ 22 VISTA volunteers in an effort to reach
other resources and involve more parents. 'Parent Link', a new mass
communication telephone system, has been purchased by our super-
intendent. The superintendent wanted a vehicle by which he could
notify all parents, employees and other entities in a timely manner
of any emergency situation. It also allows for school principals to
invite their parents to school advisory council meetings and PTA
meetings."
Another useful tool is DLOPI, or Different Levels of Parent
Involvement. According to a brochure, DLOPI was developed as a
way of tracking the percentage and/or number of parents involved at


some level in their child's education, whether at school or at home.
Teachers are asked to rate the levels in which parents are involved
throughout the school year using the DLOPI chart. The chart helps
Teachers ascertain parental involvement by assessing the student's
classroom performance and behaviors as well as student interactions
with adults.
There are five DLOPI levels: At level 1, responsibilities and
attendance are key issues, along with providing the school with cur-
rent demographic information and providing a home environment
that is conducive to learning.
Level 2 deals with communications and support meeting the
teacher, communicating with the teacher regularly, insisting home-
work assignments are finished and talking with children about their
school activities daily.
Level 3 is the literacy and tutorial assistance level. Ways to sup-
port it include monitoring television viewing and encouraging chil-
dren to read at home; reading with the child; getting a library card
for the child and signing and returning all papers to school.
At Level 4, a parent is participating in volunteer and mentoring
activities visiting his or her child's classroom, volunteering to help
with field trips or in another area as needed, attending at least three
Parent Teacher Student Organization meetings per year and attend-
ing all parent-teacher conferences.
Level 5 is a leadership and partnership level. At that stage, par-
ents are officers of PTSO or PTA groups; they attend training and
workshops, train other parents, share information and become
knowledgeable of current educational laws.
Teachers who participate in DLOPI identify parental involve-
ment under each level at the end of each nine-week reporting peri-
od, and parents and teachers can earn incentives including cups,
caps, pens and T-shirts.
For more information about the Family Information Resource
Center, call 627-9651 ext. 265.


Forward not Backward!!!
It is imperative that I stir up your pure mind by way of remem-
brance. It took a sincere joint effort to re-direct our Government
in the pathway of equality for all of Gadsden County citizens.
Yes, a vote for Commissioner Holt is a vote for equality and fair-
ness for all, in spite of what an angered few are alleging, all
because she will not fold under the pressure of their unrighteous-
ness. What is at stake here is forward progress verses returning
to the "status quo" of old. Those that were at the wheel of the old
system voted no to fund the Health Clinic in Gretna, voted no to
the Luau, no to the additional polling sites, and no to the trans-
portation for the veterans. And that is why those commissioners
are no longer there. We cannot afford to gamble with anyone that
does not believe strongly in these issues. I am mindful also of the
three former Conmmissioners that thought justice was served by
cutting funding to the Senior Citizens. Commissioner Holt
fought vigorously for these issues and accomplished them along
with pay raises for county employees.
It is not wise to attempt to fix something that is not broken, the
Iraq War is perfect example of that.
I also would like to humbly encourage the Clergymen if will to
inform the people not to cast a vote that will result in backslid-
ing into Egypt. Before many more sunsets it will be your time to
make your voices heard at the polls. Make it loud by sending a
strong signal that you absolutely have no intentions of returning
back to the "status quo" of old. As of late, candidates are now on
the warpath pretending that they have the county' and your best
interest at heart. I think it is time that I add a small bit of clarity
to this matter. let me begin by asking, where were these County
Hopeful when our former elected officials presented you with
the "status quo" for years? Why did these County Hopeful sit
back and relax in their lazy-boy or gal chairs while others
stepped forward and cleared the land, now suddenly they want
to build their house thereon? Unless of course it is being insinu-
ated that the old way of doing business was better. When the
Patriarch of old was directing the Government in Gadsden
County which everyone knew, was slanted to favor a few. Why
didn't these County Hopeful step to the edge of the waters and
toss you a life jacket seeing you were drowning in a flawed
Governmental System. Now that you have been reeled ashore by
Commissioner Holt and others these Want-to-be representatives
now desiring to save you? Well it is a little bit past high noon and
we do not need saving this election year. Finally I conclude by
sending a message to those that stood on the shore while the
county and the rest of us were drowning in a flawed system.
Thanks for Nothing, and remember, Nothing from Nothing
Leaves Nothing. Vote Commissioner Brenda Holt and lets
Keep Hope Alive.
Thanks for your encouraging words and spiritual support.
Signed Pastor John Battles (442-4684)
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Odeal Lewis puts the last money from the cash register in a styrofoam cup and calls it quits, at
least for the weekend. (Photo by Alice DuPont)



Chattahoochee


entrepreneur era ends


Everyone in Chattahoochee
has a 'Miss Odeal' story

By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Ask anyone in Chattahoochee about "Miss
Odeal" and they can tell you a story. That's
because Odeal Lewis has been a fixture in the
small town just east of the Apalachicola River
since 1935.
Last Friday at around 3 p.m. she marked the
end of an era when she sold her store and decided
to hang it up, almost. Lewis sold her King's Plaza
location on Wire Road to James Corbin, who
plans to renovate and re-open.
Lewis' first store was downtown
Chattahoochee on Caldwell Street. She also had a
motel, restaurant and barber shop at the location.
"I sold all kinds of things in the store, whatev-
er people needed," she.said .
During hard times people would come to the
store, sometimes they had the money to pay and
sometimes they didn't. She knew the ones who
genuinely didn't have any money to feed their
families and the ones who were faking.
"If Miss Odeal had all of the money that was
owed to her, by blacks and whites, she would be
almost as rich as Bill Gates," said Chattahoochee
City Councilman James Atkins, who has known
her all of his life. Atkins said Lewis was the first
African-American entrepreneur in Chattahoochee
and she impacted a lot of people.
She was married, she said, three times. The
first two died tragically. She and her first husband
owned a store, restaurant, barbershop on Caldwell
Street downtown. He was killed when some one
came in his barbershop and robbed him. Her sec-
ond husband was killed by a police officer under
what can only be called "unclear" circumstances
and the third husband, the Rev. Odell Lewis died
of natural causes.
"I guess a lot of people might say she had bad
luck with husbands, but I just think she faced what
she had to face and kept. going. She is a strong
woman and she has so much energy," Atkins said.
"Look at her. She gets around better than I do.
My grandmother likes to do things for herself. She
has a strong will and a strong mind," said grand-
daughter Tanja White Friday afternoon as Lewis


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emptied her old cash register for the last time. The
contents she place in a styrofoam cup. Then she
picked up a box to load into her car.
"Aunt Odeal let me get that for you," said her
nephew Mike Williams, who came up from cen-
tral Florida to help her close down the store.
"That's alright. I can do it myself," she said,
sorting through a box of food to make individual
portions she planned to take to several senior citi-
zens that she delivers food to regularly. On Sept.
10, Lewis will be 90-year-old, but she shows no
signs of slowing down.
Lewis, her granddaughter said, doesn't like
idleness.
"She would help people but she has always
strongly believed that people should work and
help themselves. She taught us that," said White.
The Lewis grandchildren, Don, Tonja, and Amy,
began stocking shelves when they were tall
enough to reach, Tonja said.
Lewis didn't just teach her grandchildren that
work is important, she believed it herself.
"I ran my stores six days a week from 6:30 a.m.
to 8 p.m. and I never took a vacation," she said.
Her stores were full service stores but she refused
to sell beer and wine to her customers. For that,
they had to go some place else.
Through her 70 years of operating the store,
she has seen a lot of changes. She has seen chil-
dren come and go. She has watched them go off to
college or military, some came back and some did
not. Many of those who opted to make a home in
other places, make a point to stop by to see "Miss
Odeal" when they visit Chattahoochee.
She has changed the lives of many people
because of the way she lived her life, Atkins said,
and by example. He remembers going to work at
Florida State Hospital as a cook and passing "Miss
Odeal's" restaurant every morning.
"She would be in there and I guess it just
rubbed off on me," he said. Atkins is the owner of
Northside Seafood Restaurant in Chattahoochee, a
popular restaurant that almost always full.
She ran the store on Caldwell Street until 1972
when she and her husband, the Rev. Lewis, built a
small plaza on Wire Road. As part of the service,
a full time butcher was on the premises.
"We named it King's Plaza in honor of Dr.
Martin Luther King. He did so much good, we
named it after him," she said.
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By Joe Ferolito


In t.o \\eeks Lhe college loOibaJl
seasotin .'.ill be upon iis. That seems
like a. lon iitime vet to o, butt ia least
It's not as lone1 .ts it has been
l.tike years past I devote a column
to pidicticng the iinev season and like
,earsl p:ist I can tell \ou that \ou better
niut bet an\ line\ on i i predictions
or ',ou' II o bioke. ThoLuch last eait I
did predict USC and Te\.as would d plai


in the BCS Chanmpionship ,.nmii-c als,,
piedictc d LSC v. ouId '.'.iA it.

S1ATE TEA.IS
T'lhis ',e.r ['II 1jil t.my peiciltcioin-
v.iIh slate teams. LIast ,eai the slate
produced ti'.e buo\l re:ims:ind thi \!-cal
l\von't be .Ian dilffelent.
The tiv o iop bo'. I eamrs v.%ill be
Miami and FSUL. The ..inner of that


Labhii Da1 nigit O-anle should be riluht
in the national championship hunt
becau .u of schedules Afler Miami.
FSU li.,' onl\ tr.'., noi: e n ic mes onl tei
road and they're n_ oti hat ',ou LIould
call extra hard in North C;uohna: Stire
Aind M.i'.land lliami '.ill h ,e l'r.e
road ganmes 'but aa.1tin the Canes don't
face an impoiwng schedule So that
Labor d.i, nii-hi '. innei could itn the
table il th1 ic c1 C-culi I he Ilo.Lst could
also vwin out and then the two teams
would m:nc in the \CC C'hanmpi.nship
game in December.
Tell you what, off the top I'll say
Miami and FSU will aig.un meet in
December and that gime.s innleir ill1
pl.i\ in ihe N.iatitoral Championship
0L'.111C In .nI;1111.11 ',
Floi da vill again he a bowl team
buti the Gatui ,.'.ill ha'.c .i hard time
-oing bhenler that -3 due to a inmuder-
ou,, schedule that includes AlabnLja.
LSU. Authun, Geolgia. South
C;uolina Tenniswce., and FSU Still
Florida could Ieach the SEC
Championship game because the SEC
E.Ist t[en. s ni \ i .itae tuni.- knocking
eclh othet orff.
I.ook loi USF and UCF to again get
inr,.. hIo\\ Is as both state teails ire reap-


inr the istie s l.ileni thatli Cr.es lher :
one up on the team on their schedule'
And a team that ill be moving up
is FANMl I link tle Ra. leci- .ill
impio'.e to at lea-t S-3 under Rubin
Ca.rer this ,e:,n

THE SOUTH
As stated before Miami or FSU will
iini the AC(. Look fi i AubuINi ih take
the SEC no matter \'O. h is in tlhe chanm-
pionslip game. The Tigeri v. ill lose a
;aitie or tv.,o on the \a\ to0 that cham-
pionslhp due o that SEC schedule and
that v. illknock them ioui of the BCS
Championship

THE EAST
The Bie ELst .' ill ha..e a _,ood iace
betv.een \\Wet \Viieini. Louis' ille. and
PiIsbuigli but ncithel team \\ll tl'euil
in the BCS Chanpiliiunhilp ganme

THE MID-WEST
)hio State is most people'" pick to
\.in the Big Ten and the Bucke',e's
should ha\e the inside track but a
September schedule that includeIL
games at Te\a uand Io'.\a and a hlomnc
game \v.ith Penn State ima, do Ohio
State in eails. Thu. I'll pick the


S.Ia'.kec', t~i knock :rt O(SLi and .in
rihe Bi Ten

THE SOUTH \%EST
The Big 12 Conference will aoain
belong to Texas mainly because at
Okl.ihom'a ili; Iollect pa\, ch'ckb.
despite not showing up for work. The
Horns could play for the *, hole thing
.ir.,in l.but I think they'll ;uliuble ui a
gan'me i i .'., somewhere along the ,,. a.
despite again winning the Big 12.

THE \ EST
USC is again taol\red to in the
PCC but '.r ;ht ha tc ile djone it the\
doii. The PCC i, thie '.eakest big con-
terenice and a ,ii',.a:, the Trolans ha\ e a
No. emnbei Jdate ,'. ilh Nutic Dame.
E' en thoulih the -.Tiie iC in the
Coliseum rheie will be no l.st second
Tii.ili 'A Iin.
The l ih \. ill v. in that 'one and pio-
pel themsel' e into the BCS
Ch; mpionhip a.inie to face either
Mianu oi FSLU.

;GIESS \ HAT
Ettliie teatn v. ill bear Notre Dame
and the state v ill ha'.e another
Nation,- l Chanimpi'n.


Soul Bowl: East hosts West in county match


by Joe Ferolito
The P.A. Announcer named it
'Soul Bowl I' when West Gadsden and
East Gadsden met at the end of the
spring football season in Greensboro.
In that first 'Soul Bowl' West
Gadsden slipped by East Gadsden 13-8
in a somewhat sloppy game that yet
produced a lot of thrilling plays.
The sloppiness was due to fact
that there were 10 turnovers in the con-
test. But there were many long plays
and a great play at the end of the game
when the Panthers, Carlos McMillian
chased down the Jaguars, Ronald


Gordon to save the victory.
From that game to this one there
have been some changes. Mostly on
the East Gadsden side, with the main
change being a new coaching staff on
the Jaguar campus.
Rodell Thomas who had coached
East Gadsden its first three years of
existence has departed to Jefferson
County
Scott Anderson has taken over the
Jaguar helm and though he's -been on
the job less than a month he feels much
has been accomplished. "Things have
been going pretty good." Anderson said


late Tuesday afternoon. "We feel that
we are coming together as a team and
the kids have been working hard to
adapt to a new system."
As for 'Soul Bowl II' that will be
played on the East Gadsden campus
Friday night and Anderson had this to
say about that. "I know a big, well
coached team is coming in, but we're
looking forward to finding out just how
far we've come the past couple of
weeks. We know if we match up with
West Gadsden we can feel like we're
making accomplishments."
Coach Robert Jackson at West


Gadsden hasn't had to face any real
chances this summer as he heads into
his 27th season as a head coach all on
the same campus though the first 24
years it was Greensboro.
"The spring game was played in
the spring." Says Jackson. "This is
another game and I'm sure East
Gadsden will be ready." "Spirits were
high after spring practice." Jackson
continue. "We feel going into the sea-
son we should be pretty good. Friday.
night will help us find out if we got bet-
ter over the summer, and help us learn
areas we need work on." "I'm sure


there will be a big crowd there and I'm
sure there will be plenty of excitement
like there was this spring."
The 8 pm game will have Antiono
Bostic starting at quarterback for the
Panthers. The sophomore is in his sec-
ond year as a starter. Sophomore run-
ners Ron Burns and Chris Williams are
other players to watch for the Panthers
as well as senior Ronnie Jackson.
Micah Brown a senior will start at
quarterback for East Gadsden. Seniors
Darius Jackson, Ronald Gordon, and
Victor Bradley are players to watch on
both sides of the ball for the Jaguars.


Members of the 2006 Tallahassee Tomahawks travel team are, front row, left to right: Logan
Holland, Bobby Rice, Andrew Hartsfield, Jonathan Cooley, Tres Penny, Nicholas Holms; second
row: Kendal Weeks, Logan Seymour, Johnny Blue Craig, jr., Mark Remenik, Kyler McGraw;
third row: Coaches Johnny Blue Craig, Rocky rumenik and Chris Holmes.

Weeks on 5th place tourney team in NY


Kendal Weeks, son of Jimmy and Lisa Weeks,
was a member of the fifth place Tallahassee
Tomahawks in a tournament played in
Cooperstown, NY.
The tournament was held July 28-Aug. 4, and
included 96 teams representing states from all


over the US.
The team hit a total of 26 home runs in compil-
ing its 8-3 tournament record.
Weeks went four for four with three RBIs in the
game against the oxford yellow Jackets.


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Football and cheerleading
tryouts for boys and girls ages 5
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9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at
Gretna's baseball diamond.
This program is being spon-
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We are in need of volunteer
cheerleader instructors and vol-
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Registration for Football
(Pee Wee Tackle, ages 8-10 and
Midget Tackle, ages 11 & 12)
and Cheerleaders, ages 5-12 has
begun.
Also, Co-ed Volleyball regis-
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fees are $250 per team. If you
have questions, please contact
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Charles Williams

goes home with

four medals
Charles Williams walked
away with four medals from the
Southeast Sports Festival on
July 29.
Charles won two gold
medals-jn the 400 and 200 meter
dash in the 45-49 age group, a
silver medal in the 800 meter
run and a bronze medal in the
javelin throw.


Munroe in Friday



night Jamboree

Munroe will meet host John Paul II in a football jamboree
Friday night at Florida High Field in Tallahassee.
The Bobcats under new head coach Adam Reep will play at
approximately 6:30 pm as the jamboree begins at 5 pm with two
quarters between Carrabelle and Aucilla.
"I been pleased with our progress thus far." Said Reep.
"We're still getting some fundamentals down but I feel we're
moving right along."
The Bobcats have 21 players out for this years team. Clay
White will start at quarterback in Fridays game.



Seminole

Ramlins ,
by Jack Wingate -

Well, I recon that before next years
Dog Days come in it mite be smart to
have Black Fish Tournements instead of .
Bass Tournements. Folks seam to can
ketch more Black Fish than they can
Bass in those days anyhow and no one would care if they did die.
You mite guess by my remarks that Bassing is very slow.
Bream is our bread and butter this week as was last week. We
had limit after limit of good hand size Bream rite off of Bream beds
and some dang gooduns taken on Fly Rods. Some times the Bream
on beds take worms better than crickets so it's best to take both.
Second best bread and butter fish was the Catfish. They just
seem to want to bite all the time and special at peak feeding times.
They seem to be
doing best on
flood washed
sandy bottoms
about 8 foot
T-09 deep. So
I remember the
Mi- depth.
"w-- ". depNow we are

Perch on
SiChartreuse Jigs
iand that is one of
-the very best col-
ors that we know
Si. of. A local with
a new "Cone"
depth finder says he does real well with it every time he goes. Very
few folks know's how to use one like he does. Titen them up!
The picture is of Charlie McKeller and Jack Edmonds with 4
Big Hybrids they caught with Jiggin Spoons in the Channel.


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The Gadsden County Times August 17, 2006 13


Zoning

Continued from Page 7
she didn't have enough
acreage to support it.
She says she asked someone
in the county Planning and
Zoning office whether it was
OK to move another mobile
home on the property and was
told that it was.
"I wouldn't have done it if I
had known I wasn't supposed
to," she said.
Without something in writ-
ing, it's difficult to tell what
happened.
"I know it's not a comfort-
able situation for you to be in,"
County Growth Management
Director Bill McCord told com-
missioners. "It's difficult for me,
and it's definitely difficult for
Mrs. Odom."
Several commissioners sug-
gested the county should reim-
burse Odom for the home and
other expenses she incurred;
such a measure would have to
be drafted into an ordinance and
approved by the county com-
missioners.
"We need to figure out some
way for her to recoup what she
spent and be financially whole,"
commissioner Larry Ganus said.
"I understand her predica-
ment she asked the right ques-
tion and got the wrong answer,"
commissioner Frank Rowan
said.
McCord said it's impossible
to determine exactly what hap-
pened at this point in the
process, and that he coaches


Miss Odeal

Continued from Page 11

People in Chattahoochee feel
the same way about Lewis.
"She is a pillar of the com-
munity with a heart of gold. She
has been a Godsend to
Chattahoochee. If I could
describe her, I'd say she is about
as close to Mother Teresa as you
could get," said Chattahoochee
City Manager Lee Garner.
Lewis said while she will not
be in a fixed location anymore
she plans to continue working.
Monday morning she loaded her
car up with pies, peanuts, and a
few other things to sell and hit
the roads in and around
Chattahoochee.
"She's like that energizer
bunny, she keeps going and
going ," Garner said.


people who are investing in
property to ask questions and
get everything in writing.
"The problem when you
receive it verbally is that some
people will hear what they want
to hear. It's extremely important
that you get it in writing.
Sometimes people do it first and
ask permission later," he said.
The issue went before
County Commission in July and
was sent back to Planning and
Zoning for recommendations.
At Thursday's public hearing
on immediate family exempt
subdivision, commissioners
voted unanimously to recom-
mend to the County
Commission that it sunset the
provision, allowing eligible res-
idents to use the process for
another six months or so from
the date of the adoption of an
ordinance calling for its end.
In other action Thursday,
commissioners:
Approved a preliminary
plat review for Blueberry Hill
subdivision, a 47-unit single
family subdivision proposed for
50 acres on the east side of U.S.
27 around two miles north of
Havana.
Approved a request for a
special exception use and a con-
ceptual/preliminary site plan for
the proposed Wetumpka
Volunteer Fire Department fire
station on Cooks Landing Road.
Approved a final plat for
Susan's Place subdivision.


Patient Care tech
program at GTI
If you missed the fall 2006
entry into Gadsden Technical
Institute's Patient Care
Technology Program, now is the
time to apply for the January
2007 class. GTI is accepting
applications for the spring semes-
ter beginning Jan. 2, 2007.
The one-semester credit pro-
gram includes both classroom
instruction and clinical experi-
ence in both long-term and acute
care settings.
Program participants attend
full-day classes and clinical rota-
tions in area hospitals, nursing
homes and home care settings..
Upon successful completion
of the program students are eligi-
ble to take the Florida certifica-
tion examination to become a
certified nursing assistant.
Application for the spring
term should be made at least four
weeks prior to the first day of
classes, since there are entry
requirements that must be com-
pleted. Some financial aid may
be available to qualified appli-
cants. Deadline for applications
is Friday, Dec. 8.
If you believe a healthcare
profession is right for you, and
you have a high school diploma
or GED, please call Margaret
Farmer, special needs coordina-
tor, or Georgeann Reffner, pro-
gram director, at 875-8324 for
additional information.


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Book club ends chapter


Vanguard Village Apartments
ended its summer book club
with the book "Langston's
Train Ride." The book is a fic-
tional account of Langston
Hughes' first foray into writing
lyric poetry.
Overthe summer, book club
members participated in
Gadsden County Public
Library's Project Reaching
Youth with Books, an LSTA
sponsored grant. Participants
met twice a week to discuss and


read books, to create related
craft activities, watch an onsite
performance by storyteller
Chetter Galloway and a host of
other activities.
The Gadsden County Public
Library would like to thank all
the participants, and their fami-
lies for allowing us to serve
them. In addition, we would
also like to give a special thanks
to Ms. Peggy and her staff for
being so receptive!


USDA proposes change to

WIC food packages


The U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Food and
Nutrition Service (FNS)
announced proposed changes to
the Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women,
'Infants and Children (WIC)
food packages that reflect rec-
ommendations made by the
National Academies of
Sciences' Institute of Medicine
(IOM).
The current WIC food pack-
ages were designed to supple-
ment participant's diets with
foods rich in five nutrients-
vitamins A and C, calcium, iron
and protein-because those
nutrients were lacking in the
diets of the WIC target popula-
tion- when the program first
began in 1974.
The proposed changes large-


ly follow recommendations
made by the IOM in the final
report of its review of the WIC
food packages. Under the pro-
posal, the food packages would
- be revised to add new foods
such as fruits and vegetables and
whole grains, while amounts of
some current foods would be
modified.
WIC provides pregnant,
breastfeeding, and postpartum
women, infants and children up
to age five with nutritious sup-
plemental foods. The program
also provides nutrition educa-
tion and referrals to health and
social services. About eight mil-
lion participants receive WIC
benefits each month. Federal
food costs for the program were
$3.6 billion in fiscal year 2005.


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OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:


Smith-Montford
Small Scale Land Use Amendment
3.79 Acres from Commercial to Rural Residential
The applicant. Gadsden County, has presented a small scale land
use amendment for 3.79 acres of land as indicated in the map
above. Said 3.79 acres are further described by Tax ID number 2-
18-3N-I W-0000-00412-0700 and is located northeast of Havana, on
the west side ofConcord Road (CR 157) approximately 450 feet north
of the intersection of Fairbanks Ferry Road (CR 12) and is part of the
central commercial area of Concord. The ipl, iii is seeking approval
to change the Future Land Use Map land use from Commercial to
Rural Residential (1:1). The Board of County Commissioners will
hear the application, receive public comment and conduct the first
reading of the ,iihl .ic Tuesday, ua.1.it 29, 2006. The second
reading of the ordinance adopting the amendment will be held
Tuesday, September 19, 2006. The n~Ltlill' will be held at 6:00
pm in the Commission meeting room located at the address below.
More information can be obtained on the proposed changes at the
Department of Growth Management. I B East Jefferson Street,
Quincy Florida. 875-8663. -', ,i. wishing to comment may do so
at the public hearings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida 32351.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
CHANGES
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt the f lII1 uI. in ordinance:
AN (ORIi\\t 1- OF THE li.', '1 OF COLt'.I
C( '\l\lisi' I ks OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AN.I-NI)ING CHAPTER 2, MNI~11ii 2100, SL BM-i( 1' N
2102, DEFINITIONS; AM.II \lUNG CHAPTER 4, SECTION
4100, SUBSECTION 4103 AND SLt I I 1>', 4104, LAND
USE CA Ill ii '*I llN ANMI MIM.i W I.t I ION 4202, TYPES
OF USES, PROVIDING FOR RV AND CAMI'I .1, RJUND USES
IN THE AGRICULUTREI AND NEIGHBORHOOD
Ci\1\Ml.R IAL. LAND USE DISTRICTS: .A11- NING
CIIAPTER 5, SECTION 5100, 0i I '.'II.I\ 5101,
: NI ll1I :\TIAL USES. SUIBSICTION 5104. RESIDENTIAL
INFILL TO FIL I1lll I DESCRIBE RV PARKS AND
C,\'. '' il-:, ) 1 "I I .1 t\.11 N.I I\ SEC I R '. 520 ),
'-Ilil II It N Si-1 St 1'1 1 tI11 NTAL STANDARDS FOR
THE LOCATION OF t-I' lI'U il')OD( i kli' l I-A.' IAI SI
AND PROVIDING FOR RV/CAMPGROL 'vU AS A
NEIGHBORHOOD) 01)I CI a I IAIt USE WITH A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION i t'llt I- T; AMENDING Slu'.I lION 5600,
TI. \,Ni (l 'I ACTION SYsI 11 \ STAND "MN H, I "H I 'n-- 10I
PROVIDE I' \RkNG STANDARDS II H' A
RVICAMPGROUNDI USE; ESTAItI l'l\G' A NEW
SUBSECTION 5900 TITLED RECREATIONAL '\IIII I "
PARKS INTO THE GADSDEN COUNTY LAND
DEVELOPMENT (COD)E; PROVIDING IFOR CONIF'ICT;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO\. Ii1 ;1 FOR
AN EFFECTIVE )DATE.

Interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with
respect to this matter, he will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose, he may need to assure that a verbatim
recording of the proceeding is made, which record includes
testimony and evidence upon with the appeal is to be based.

The Board held a public hearing and the first Ie..l,.g of the
ordinance Tuesday, J uly 18, 2006. The Board will hold a public
hearing and the second reading of the ordinance adopting the
land use amendment will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2006.
The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting
room located at the address below. More information can be
obtained on the proposed t Ilr. at the Department of Growth
Management, IB East Jefferson Street. Quincy Florida. 875-
8663. Persons wishing to comment may do so at the public
hearings or in writing to the Board of County Commissioners.
5B East Jefferson Street. Quincy Florida 32351.


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Pea%. & S aon Coastruction
Siall Scale' u Luand Use Aulmndnnviil
1'9.9 .rAc-t m1 fr Ajriullura to Minalng
The iuppli.-ant. tI':xL\c\ and Son Coastruictin, has prastted a small
scale land use amendmi l tfor 19 '.'i acres of land as indicated in
tle mrap above, Said 19 14+ acres ar funl.r d-crihbd by Tax ID
nuMbffr 4 .- 'A -'iW ,,, ;,i1if i il!* ad, is located cst of r I
i 1.1,1 '- S I. (StR -(i :! lx t of OL i I ) r.]ltiL REAd an4d a -. 5-.
.anding Road The applicatt is seeking approval to change the
Future Land Use Map land use from Agricultural 3 (1 Zit to Rural
R.-sidcrriai (1:1), The Bnard of Coun't Commissioncrs will hear
the ..ppi:,ate.iir. receive public con ent and conduct the fitt
,v.ilij of the ordinance Tuesday, A.Xuguii 29 29, i 2 The second
readiil a' Il'h o;L ,r.miLI.. adopting tthe unicidmu.,:nt will bh held
Tu'udu ., September :19, 206. The meeting will be heMl at ,'
pmn- in Ihi Comtmission meeting room located at the address beow,
More irnf.-..mrniior can be obtained an the proposed changes at the
Department of Growth \lir.;t..I.:nl. B1 East felTcrson Street,
(umincy I rd., -ii,3 Persons o iMinau. o emomtment may do so
at the ptpbh.: hearings or in writing to the Board of County
Coitmissioers, 5B East Jeffeersmoni i, Qtncy Florida 32351.


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Brian

Continued from Page 4
The list of great things I've seen
accomplished here in such a short
time goes on and on, and I feel
these things can be attributed
simply to the spirit of a good,
hard-working people surrounded
by some of the most inspiring.
natural views in America.
But as nice as all of this is, I
came to Gadsden County not to
shake hands and look at scenery,
but to learn and grow as a young,
aspiring journalist. Because of
some of the greatest teachers I've
ever come across, I can honestly
say this has been not only a fun
summer job, but a valuable
learning experience.
Our editor, Alice DuPont,
showed by example how to stir
up a good story and dig around to
come up with information. Byron
Spires, although no longer with
the Times, introduced me to
several interesting people and
helped show me the real makings
of a home-spun Gadsden County
feature/human interest story.
Wendy Isbell, our office
manager, showed me by example
how important one valuable,
incredibly hard-working, vastly
knowledgable, and still always
friendly and helpful worker is to
a small company. She fit all these
things to a "T."
But most of all Ron Isbell, our
talented publisher, pushed me to
higher ground in my own
personal world of journalism.



Fire chief


Continued from Page 2
tion makes it easier to get to
fires on whichever side of the
railroad tracks they occur.
Still, things could be better.
"The city's got growing pains
- it's nobody's fault," he said.
"When I came on, the fire
department was basically lack-
ing a lot of equipment. I've been
able to replace most of it."
Volunteers are in short sup-
ply, as well. Long hours, 160
hours of training, and gas prices
all combine to make it a tough
job to fill.
"We don't have the manpow-
er we need. We manage, but in'
the next five years we're going
to need some full-time firefight-


When I first came to the Times I
struggled to copy edit properly,
and he patiently showed me how.
My journalistic writing was too
busy and muddy at times, but he
calmly showed me easier, better,
more direct ways to get my
message across to readers.
I had laid out only a handful of
newspaper pages before coming
to the Times, but Ron diligently
lended his advice and guided me
through techniques to make me
more skilled as a newspaper
layout person. Most importantly,.
Ron made me feel like a valuable
member of his team the whole
time, despite my age and
inexperience.
So goodbye, Gadsden County.
The last three months have truly
been a pleasure, but the time has
come to move on. Perhaps one
.day, however, our paths will cross
again, and you'll see my byline
once again in the Gadsden
County Times.

Hunker

Continued from Page 4
vowing to live long enough to
get even with him!
When the fight broke out
between Harley Fitzgerald and
Shags Underwood, Suzie Cozart
and Pam Collins jumped in to
break it up. It was no use. These
guys were slugging it out!
Someone ran and got Cloyce. I
don't think he wanted to come.
He kinda as much as said the
fight was between Harley and


ers, paid," he said. "The 160
hours of training that kind of
keeps a lot from doing it. They
don't have time. Most of them
live two, three, four miles from
the fire station and with these
gas prices, that adds up."
Often enough, though,
Robinson and Deputy Fire Chief
Dwight Angel are the ones who
show up most consistently on
calls, which average five or six
per month.
When a train hit a vacant
dump truck parked on the rail-
road tracks two months ago, the
Quincy Fire Department
responded. They arrived in a
timely fashion, Robinson said,
but he'd breathe a little easier if
there were more Midway fire-
fighters available for emergen-
cies.
The city's proposed 2006-


Shags. Suzie had to near 'bout
become hysterical to spur Cloyce
to action. He stepped into the
middle of it and grabbed Harley
by the shirt collar. While he held
Harley up in the air Shags
slugged Harley and kicked
Cloyce! He sat Harley down and
gently put his hands on Shags'
chest. Harley pulled out a knife
and took a swipe at both of them.
Cloyce took the knife and, in a
moment of dismay and anger,
shook Harley something awful.
The fight stopped immediately.
The picture of big Cloyce
shaking Harley around like a rag
doll was just too much! "He's just
a big bully!" Someone said.
"He ought to be ashamed of
himself!"
"Why does he have to jump into
everyone's business?"
"Why can't he just leave us
alone?"
"Who does he think he is?"
The biggest boy in our sixth
*grade had such a burden to bear!
He was danged if he did and
danged if he didn't! And we
mostly just called on him when
we couldn't figure out no other
answer. And half the group
criticized him no matter how he
handled the situation. No wonder
Cloyce grew up with such inner-
conflicts and multiple
complexes.....
It is extremely difficult being
the biggest kid on the block.
Respectfully,
Kes


2007 budget does include a
"wish-list" item along those
lines: $31,200 for a couple of
part-time firefighters. Robinson
said he's not sure he's going to
be able to staff the fire station
without a financial incentive for
prospective firefighters.
He began working as a pro-
fessional firefighter in
Connecticut when he was 19.
There are currently around
19 firefighters on the roster. Of
those, six or seven respond to
calls during working hours.
"Most of the guys love what
they do, and I do too they love
helping their community,"
Robinson said. "Once you get
something like that in your
blood, it doesn't get out."


River Chase free blood
pressure screening
River Chase Care Center
would like to help you keep up
with your health and well being
by offering free.blood pressure
screenings. There will be one
Friday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at
the McGill Library in Quincy
and one Monday, Aug. 28 at
10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizen
Center in Quincy. Refreshments


will be served and prizes will be
given, so please make plans to
attend one of the screenings.

Host families wanted
Program of Academic
Exchange area coordinator
Danyel White is looking for host
families for two foreign students
who arrived in the U.S. Friday.
Arrangements with families
originally scheduled to serve as
hosts for the two girls fell


through; they now have
nowhere to stay, White said. The
students will be in the U.S. for
10 months and have their, own
spending money and health
insurance. White is looking for a
host family or families in
Gadsden County or surrounding
areas to provide "a loving, sup-
portive environment, meals at
night and beds to sleep in"
immediately. For more informa-
tion, call White at 850-625-0119
or 1-800-555-6211.


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Teen success summit coming


The Teen Success Summit is
less than two weeks away and
teens, community leaders and
parents are gearing up for an
event designed to bridge genera-
tions. With an all-star communi-
ty panel in place including
Sheriff Morris Young and
Mayor Sherrie Taylor, teens will
have an opportunity to voice
their opinions in an environment
that's both family-friendly and


in the gymnasium at James A.
Shanks Middle School Aug. 26,
begins at 4p.m. and will include
guest dancers; a fashion show, a
free concert, free food, prizes
and much more. The event is
free for all students grades six
and above.
For more information call
850 766-4960 or 850 559-9169.
This year our goal is 500-
teenaged lives changed. So
don't forget to bring at least one
teen to this event.


The Summit, which will be

Alternative Farm Enterprise


Conference in
The UF/IFAS and
FAMU/Extension will be offer-
ing an "Alternative Farm
Enterprise Conference" at the
North Florida Research and
Education Center in Quincy on
Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to
4:15 p.m.
A wide range of agricultural
topics will be covered at the con-
ference, including
"Considerations for Choosing an
Alternative Enterprise" and
"Market Options: Entering the
Market Place." Attendees will
also be able to choose four break-
out sessions on how to get started
in an alternative farm enterprise,


Quincy
including beef production, goat
production, fruit production,
aquaculture and more.
The conference is designed to
provide hands-on learning and
useful information to growers
and others who are interested in
exploring alternative enterprises.
This program supports exten-
sion's statewide goals efforts to
enhance and maintain agriculture
and food systems as it relates to
small farms.
Anyone interested in attend-
ing should call the Gadsden
County Extension Service Office
at 875-7255.


As we embark on a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to
thank all of the stakeholders: parents, students, teachers and the
community at large for a successful 2005/06 school year. You are the
ones who made the difference this past year. Your dedication, teamwork,
and commitment helped to move our school district toward success. I
look forward to even greater success this year as we continue the mission
I .., we began two years ago, to "Build A Brighter Future" for the children of
I Gadsden County.

The school board members and I are working steadfast to assure better salaries and working
conditions for teachers and staff. We were able to give our teachers a much deserved 7% pay
raise. The increase in salary afforded us the opportunity to attract and hire new teachers from
throughout the United States. We are currently in the process of finalizing our budget with the
intent of giving our administrators and support staff a raise.

My mission for this coming school year remains the same, and my goal for achieving this
mission is clear: full implementation of the Continuous Improvement Model. We adopted the
Continuous Improvement Model because of its success in improving student achievement
throughout the state of Florida. It has as its main focus eight steps that each school must
follow with faithfulness. This "no excuses" model deals with the use of data to drive
instruction. It allows teachers to diversify their instruction in the classroom to meet the needs
of all learners, from the advanced to the most challenged. Teachers, school based administra-
tors, school board members and district level staff have been charged with the responsibility of
seeing that the C.I.M. is followed and that our children are prepared. Parents and other
stakeholders can find out more about the Continuous Improvement Model by calling the
school or logging on to our web-site.

Another mission that we embarked upon last school year was the development of faith-based
partnerships which played a major role in our school improvement. Because of their
involvement, some of our students made some of the highest gains in the state. We extend a


heartfelt thank you to our faith-based partners,


and we look forward to your continued


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The school board joins me in welcoming back all students and employees for the 2006-07
school year. We want you to feel our sense of duty as we work to provide an environment that
allows learning to take place and cultural diversity to be embraced. Our doors stand open, and
ready to assist you in any way we can.

Finally, I invite each and everyone to help us open this school year with a positive outlook and
a burning desire to see our schools rise to an even higher level of success.


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From fawns who have lost their
mothers to hunters to opossum babies
fallen from a tree, for almost 30 years a
local wildlife rescue center has given an
ark-full of sick, injured or orphaned ani-
mals hope.
Nestled in thick conservation forests
off Salem Road near Havana, St. Francis
Wildlife Association is a bustling island
of activity. In the yard around the animal
hospital, raccoons climb about in cages,
playfully hiding in corners and knocking
around feeding trays; waterfowl squawk
as they waddle about; pigeons coo and
squirrels forage for food. Hawks and
owls hit by cars get a chance to voice
their opinions as well.
All of these wild animals came to St.
Francis with little hope to live out the
year, but are now almost ready to be
released back into the wild after being
rehabilitated and treated for injuries or
disease, or taught how to survive after
being orphaned.
Inside the hospital is even more
activity. A beautiful pileated woodpecker
shows off her red and white crest while
pecking at the side of a cage, striped tur-
tles swim about in holding tanks, and
workers carefully feed small songbirds
as a chorus of hundreds of resuced ani-
mals fills the rooms of the 3,600 square
feet rehab facility.
In a side room, St. Francis Executive
Director Jon Johnson puts on thick
leather gloves, getting ready to capture
and feed an injured great horned owl.
As Johnson opens her enclosure, the
owl bows up and spreads her wings to
display her impressive size, hoping to
deter the intruder from entering.
"She's a bad girl," Johnson jokes.
After carefully capturing the majestic


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bird of prey, Johnson gently wraps her
in a towel and positions her in between
his knees for feeding. Spreading the
owl's hooked beak wide, Johnson drops
a small ball of nutritious bird of prey
diet (made up of ground meat, ground
bones, vitamins and other nutrients) into
her mouth.
"It's easier for her to go ahead and
swallow instead of spitting it out,"
Johnson explains.
Although the owl, used to hunting
rodents in expansive forest lands, may
not appreciate this daily force-feeding
exercise, she is actually fortunate to be
here receiving this kind of attention.


The victim of a car collision, this owl
suffered a concussion and has a nasty
gash on her head and possibly-blinding
eye injuries. Had she not been brought
to St. Francis her chances of survival
would have been very, very small.
Unfortunately, collisions like the one
this owl fell victim too are all too com-
mon, but they can be prevented. Owls
and other birds of prey are drawn to
roadways because rats and other prey of
choice gather here, taking advantage of
food litter left by humans.
Not throwing out apple cores, left-
over food packages and other things that
attract rodents is a simple way to keep
owls in the woods looking for food,
instead of around roads.
"Almost all (animal) injuries are
man-made," Johnson says. Fortunately,
however, St. Francis has developed a
large network of supporters who bring in
sick, injured or orphaned animals on a
nearly day-to-day basis.
In fact, each year St. Francis services
over 3,500 animals of all shapes and
sizes. Most are rehabilitated fully and
returned to the wild, while some unre-
leasable animals are kept for educational
purposes.
Some question why St. Francis is so
dedicated to rescuing and helping what
may seem like even the most insignifi-
cant creatures, such as 150 opossums
last month.
"Isn't that just part of the cycle of
nature?" some ask.
Johnson says since most injuries are
caused by man, these are not "natural."
He also asserts that there is no reason
for any animal to be left helpless when
something can be done about it.
"Why should it suffer when we have
the ability to intervene?" Johnson says.
Sick and injured wildlife at St.
Francis go through several stages before


being released. St. Francis officials first
treat the animals depending on its condi-
tion, giving medicine and/or fluids to the
sick or casting a broken wing or leg.
The animals are then housed inside the
hospital for a time before moving to out-
side cages of varying size and shape,
depending on the type of animal.
Some animals, such as baby squirrels,
are even cared for and housed at volun-
teer homes.
Finally, after a full recovery, officials
take the animals to one of several safe
release locations throughout north
Florida and south Georgia, leaving them
in a cage with an open door. During the
day, these newly-released animals often
go out and about, but for the first several
weeks return to their cages at night for
food and shelter.
Eventually the animals return to their
cages less and less until they don't
return at all, marking a complete reintro-
duction to the wild.
Orphaned animals go through a simi-
lar process, but one that involves more
mother-like teaching than treatment and
rehabilitation. For instance, before an
orphaned juvenile red-tailed hawk can
be released into the wild, he must first
learn to hunt.
With no mother around as a teacher,
Johnson, a long-time falconer, swoops
in, meticulously teaching orphaned birds
of prey how to hunt using live and dead
mice and a system of cues. Johnson
works with the birds as long as neces-
sary until they are able to go out on their
own.
Some animals, such as bobcats and
even owls, do not require teaching to be
released, as they rely on instinct to hunt
instead of a mother's guidance.
Johnson says animals rehabilitated
and taught at St. Francis have just as
See WILDLIFE on Page B 8


St. Francis Wildlife
Association rescues and .'
rehabilitates over 3,500
injured, sick or orphaned
animals each year, but
cannot do so without vol--
unteers and donations.-
To become a volunteer,
make a donation, or for
more information about
the organization, visit.
\ ww.stfranciswildlife.org:
or contact them at 850-
627-4151 or P.O. Box
38160. Tallahassee, FL
32315. .
If you find an injured:'
sick or orphaned animal:,
contact St. Francis or '-;,
Northwood Animal: -;
Hospital in Tallahassee,-
where someone is on call
24/7. at 850-385-7387 or.
1881 NI. L. King Blvd,
Tallahassee. Instructions-]
for handling and safely
rescuing injured, sick or
orphaned wildlife are on:
the St. Francis website.


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Obi tuaries


Aileen Colon
Aileen Colon, 73, of
Sycamore, died on Sunday, Aug.
13, 2006 in Sycamore. She
retired from Dade County.
No serv-
ices are
planned.
Charles, .e-s
McClellan | .| .m
Funeral
Home is in
charge of
arra nge -
ments.
She is
survived by
Michael
Colon of the
Sycamore Community.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home

Annette "Snookum"
Betts Hutchinson
Annette "Snookum" Betts
Hutchinson, 94, a retired lunch
room supervisor, died on'
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 in
Tallahassee.
Services were Aug. 11 at
First Baptist Church, with burial
at Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles
McClellan Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may
be made to First Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 70, Quincy, FL, 32351,
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL,
32308, or Franklin Baptist
Church, c/o Becky Meagher,
914 Cool Springs Rd.,
Bainbridge, GA, 39819.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Harriett and
Ken Walls of Brevard, N.C.; her
daughter-in-law, Nancy Jacobs
Hutchinson of Quincy; grand-
children, Kelli Bundy (husband
Todd) of Quincy, Kara Palmer
(husband Cliff) of Tallahassee,
Hamp Hutchinson (wife Selena)
of Quincy and Kyle Hutchinson
of Destin, and six great-grand-
childen and many nieces and
nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her
husband Harry Hutchinson and
a son, Denny Hutchinson.
Mrs. Betts was born in
Bettstown on Jan. 19, 1912 to
Hamp and Mattie Robertson
Betts.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home



Hattie LaShall Burke
Hattie LaShall Burke, 33, of
Havana, died on Saturday, Aug.
12, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Services
are at 1 p.m.
on Saturday,
Aug. 19 at
N e w
Jerusalem
M .B
Church, with
burial at St.
Ja m e s ,-
Cemetery in h moth
Havana. o
Visitation is
from 3 8
p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at Bradwell
Mortuary, who has charge of
arrangements.
She was born in Quincy on
March 27, 1972 to Lizzie
Johnson and Willie James
Burke.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Lizzie Johnson of Havana,
her daughters, Shanquilla Akins
and Cheyvoryea Chambers both
of Havana; her father, Willie
James Burke of Orlando; sisters,
Vanessa Anderson of
Tallahassee, Rendie Burke and
Carolyn Burke both of Havana,
Kienyatta Burke of Tallahassee
and Teresa Burke of Havana;


two brothers, Antonio Simmons
of Havana and Jyrone Johnson
of Tampa.
She was preceded in death by
a sister, Mary Daniels.

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NMortuary
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Edward Neal Bass, Sr.
Edward Neal Bass, Sr., 80,
owner of Riverview Bait and
Tackle of Chattahoochee, died
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006.
Graveside services were Aug.
12 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in
Chattahoochee was in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American
Kidney Foundation, 1040
Woodcock Rd., Suite 119,
Orlando, Fla., 32803.
A native of Chipley, he had
lived in Chattahoochee since
1959.
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy Bass of Chattahoochee;
three daughters, Francis Diane
Henry (Donivan) of Tallahassee,
Cindy Bass McPhaul (Matt) of
Chattahoochee and Laura Kay
Bass of Tallahassee; three sons,
Edward Neal Bass, Jr. (Karen)
of Havana, John David Bass of
Chattahoochee and Phillip
Edward Bass (Sabrina) of
Chattahoochee; two sisters,
Catherine McCary and Evelyn
Hislter both of Chipley; a broth-
er, Eugene Bass (Hazel) of Ft.
Lauderdale; eight grandchil-
dren, Barbara Henry Whiddon
(John), Tommy Henry, Mary
Henry, Edward Neal Bass III
(Erica), Amy Denise Bass
(fiancee Ken Powell, Jr.),
Benjamin Phillip Bass, Samuel
Edward Bass and Matthew
Clifford McPhaul, and a great-
granddaughter Kinleigh Julia
Bass.

Lanier-Andler

Funeral Home


Amy Goodson Harris
Amy Goodson Harris, 84, a
retired grocery cashier, died on
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 in
Winnsboro, S.C.
Graveside services were Aug.
12 at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home was'in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by her sister,
Eunice Timms Maddox of
Winnsboro, S.C.
She was pre-deceased by her
husbands, Mack Goodson and
R. P. Harris.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Forest Hills United
Methodist Church, 1729 W.
King St., Quincy, FL. 32351


Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


Jonathan D. Harris, Jr.
Jonathan D. Harris, Jr., the
infant son of Stephine Thomas
and Jonathan D. Harris of
Quincy, died on Thursday, Aug.
10, 2006 at Tallahassee
Memorial Healthcare.
Services are 10 a.m. Aug. 17
at Tallahassee Memory Gardens.
Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents;
his maternal grandparents,
Patricia and Curtis Anderson of
Quincy; his paternal grandpar-
ents, Linda Harris and Charles
Atkins of Greensboro; his aunts
Lafaye Thomas (Timothy) and
Shawanda Browning of Quincy;
his great-grandparents are Ruth
and James Wilson of Quincy
and a cousin Tamyrah Harris of
Quincy.
He was preceded in death by
his grandfather, Jame Lee
Thomas, Jr.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Tallahassee Memory
Gardens.

Abbey-Riposta


Funeral Home


Linda Faye Doyle-
Murray
Linda Faye Doyle-Murray,
54, a retired housekeeper, of
Quincy, died on Tuesday, Aug.
8, 2006.
Services were Aug. 13 at
Union Chapel AME Church,


with burial at Union Chapel
AME Church Cemetery.
Bradwell Mortuary was in
charge of arrangements.
She was born March 17,
1952 in Gadsden County to
Harry Lee and Earnestine
Chestnut Doyle. Mrs. Doyle-
Murray attended Greensboro
High School, and was a member
of her church choir and steward
board.
She is survived by her sisters,
Ester Gibbons of Tallahassee,
Mary Lee Holmes (Sylvester),
Lois Doyle, Gail Wilson and
Debbie Doyle all of Quincy and
Gloria Lockett of Miami; her
brothers, Johnny Doyle of
Quincy and Edward Doyle
(Gloria) of Tallahassee; her
aunts, Bernice Crooms (Henry)
and Willie Mae Gainous both of
Quincy; a devoted niece,
Cynthia Brooks of Tallahassee,
and devoted friends, Gwen
Wilson, Helenthia Stephens,
Vicki Issac, Gaynell Bailey and
Mary Jackson all of Quincy and
a host of neices, nephews,
cousins and other relatives and
friends.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Harry Lee Doyle, her
mother, Earnestine Chestnut
Doyle and her sisters, Barbara
Rogers and Lillie Madry.

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David William Parker
David William Parker, 83, of
Midway, died on Friday, Aug.
11, 2006 in Tallahassee.
Services are at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 19 at St. Luke
Primitive Baptist Church, with
burial at St. John Church
Cemetery .in Midway. Visitation
is from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18
at Bradwell Mortuary, who has
charge of arrangements.
Born on March 8, 1923 in
Midway to Horace and Ola Mae
Parker, he attended Midway
Elementary School and served
in the U.S. Army in World War
II. He was employed by the
State of Florida.
Survivors include his wife,
Emma Lee Parker of Midway;
his sons, David Parker (Willie
Mae) and Deronco Parker, his
daughters, Tammie Parker
(Kendrick), Kutasha Shazier
(James), Audrene Parker, Linda
Parker (Charles), Laura Smith
(Don Jr.), Shemika (John),
Sharon Polite, Ellen Dickie
(Rhuben) and Dorothy Ann
Parker; his sons, Henry J. Parker
(Shirley), Kelvin Parker
(Marilyn), William Parker and
David Knight (Jessica); 44
grandchildren and 48 .great-
grandchildren.

Bradwell
SMortuary
Qrincy, TL



Willie James "Pork
Chop" Parks
Willie James "Pork Chop"
Parks, 50, of Gretna, died on
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 at Big
Bend Hospice House in
Tallahassee. He was a native and
lifelong resident of Gretna, and
was employed as a laborer with
Hillandale Farms in Quincy. Mr.
Parks was a member of the
Open Door Church of the Lord
Jesus Christ in Gretna, where he
was a deacon.
Funeral services were Aug.
12 at Deliverance Temple
Ministries in Hardaway, with
burial at St. Paul Cemetery in
Gretna. Elder Jarvis Alls offici-
ated. Madry Memorial Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.


He is survived by his wife,
Linda Rumph Parks of Gretna, a
devoted friend, Evon Cloud of
Gretna; his son, Wilearl Parks
(Latravia) of Quincy; his daugh-
ters, Kilisha Parks and Sharkita
Parks both of Quincy and Denita
Parks of Tallahassee; his mother,
Christine Brown Parks of
Gretna; his sisters, Glenda
Parks, Patricia Parks and Cherry
Parks all of Gretna; his brothers,
L. C. Brown of Miami, Eddie
Lee Parks of Jessup, GA., David
Parks (Shelia), Teddy Parks,
Ricky Parks, Donnell Parks


(Keisha) and Jerry Parks (Dana)
all of Gretna; his goddaughter,
Kenderica Nealy, a special
niece, Simeria Bowens, his
devoted caregiver, Jackie
Gibson; five grandchildren, a
host of nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles, cousins and other
relaitves and friends.

Madry
Funeral
Home


Josephine Koen Smith
Josephine "Jo" Koen Smith,
84, a retired hospital comptrol-
ler, died on Sunday, Aug. 13,
2006 at Westminister Oaks in
Tallahassee.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at First
Presbyterian Church, with burial
at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in
the church parlor. Charles
McClellan Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may
be made to First Presbyterian
Church in Quincy.
Mrs. Smith had been very
active in the Quincy Pilot Club,
Gadsden Arts Center, the First
Presbyterian Church and the
Quincy Garden Club.
She is survived by her broth-
ers, Hillman Koen of Hope,
Ark., and Ross Koen of
Ridgeway, Calif; a sister,
Augusta Koen Boatwright of
Alma, Ark.; nieces and
nephews.
She was predeceased by her
husband, Lamar Smith.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home

Scott Ladale Thacker
Scott Ladale Thacker, 39, of
Havana, died on Monday, Aug.
7, 2006.
Funeral services were Aug.
12 at Faith Funeral Home, who
had charge of arrangements.



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The family of Vernon
Byron Hardy wishes to
express sincere apprecia-
tion for the deeds of kind-
ness, portrayals of love,
and most of all, the
prayers of the Gadsden
County Community.
During this time of the
loss of our family member,
we are reminded of the
beauty of living in a small
community.
We are certain that
Byron smiled at the words
of the resolution sent by
the Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office, visits of
friends of 30 years ago,
family who traveled from
many miles away, and
friends and family who
fished, hunted, laughed
and talked with Byron on
a regular basis.
We sincerely appreciate
your support as we grieve,
celebrated and remem-

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Church news


Youth Explosion '06
August 18-20. Theme: "Get
Krunk For Jesus"
Friday, Aug. 18, National
Guard Armory in Quincy, off
Pat Thomas Highway, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19, Youth
Excursion to Panama City,
Beach.
Praise and Worship Service
Sunday, Aug. 20, Agape
Christian Fellowship Center 10
South Monroe St. Quincy.
Speaker: Prophet Ronald
Vickers.
Agape Youth will host the
Annual Youth Explosion.
Parents we encourage you to
bring your young people out to
have a good time in praising the
Lord and fellowship with young
people from Rochester, NY. We
Challenge the surrounding com-
munities to come out and praise
the Lord with Agape's com-
bined Youth Choir, with mem-
bers from Ford Chapel A.M.E.
Youth Choir, Beyond the Mask
Mime Ministries, Faith
Cornerstone Ministries Youth
and One Accord-FTAC.
Rochester, NY, and more....
Agape CFC .Services:
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Praise
and Worship 11:45 a.m.
Pray Monday 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Wednesday 7:30










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istry) Saturday, Aug. 19, 10:00
a.m. until noon. Pastor Reginald
Washington,Sr. and Agape
Church family invite you to join
us.

Power Ministries
Men's Ministry
Men and young men, do you
desire a change in your life? Do
you need someone to talk to? Do
you want someone to care? Are
you hurting? Has life thrown
you some real blows? There is
help for you at the Free Men's
Breakfast hosted by Power
Ministries Church of God in
Christ from 8-9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26.
Both men and young men are
invited to attend. This casual,
man-to-man gathering will pro-
vide an opportunity to feed body
and soul in order to strengthen
and encourage men and young
men in their daily lives, home,
community and church, through
friendly discussions.
The church is located at 915
Short Street in Chattahoochee.
For additional information, con-
tact Deacon John Kelly at 545-
6169, Pastor. Edward Sailor, Sr.
at 591-0983, the church at 663-
9444 or stop by the church any
Tuesday evening or Sunday.


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(850) 878-5310 or
Big Bend (800) 772-5862
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ING Financial Services
NG P.O. Box 5755
Tallahassee, FL 32314
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2188 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
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2121 W. Jefferson St.
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850-627-7181
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MASSEY-FERGUSON TRACTORS & FARM EQUIPMENT


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


P.O. Box 606
Quincy, Florida 32353


Bookkeeping By Laurie
4304 A Crawfordville Rd
Tallahassee, FL
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Laurie Pleugh, Owner
850.878.0079
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Yolonda Williams, Owner/Funeral Director
853-87.5- 4819


1990 Pat Thomas Parkway
,Quincy
SCall 875-300 for delivery

MANE ATTRACTION
110 E. Washington St.
Patricia Novack
Nail Technician
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
627-5831

ACE SALVAGE, INC.
Hwy 90 W Midway
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!'AVE THIS wOx'VCLiI NiJl '' SCHOOL. !.jC-CCi.


First Elizabeth MB
Church ordination


The public is invited to the
ordination
services for
Minister Greg
Taylor and
deacon iln .
training .n- g
Brother l
Wi 1 1 ie e
McLeroy at
6:30 p.m. oi
Saturday
Aug. 19.
Come and lift
up the Holy
Spirit as these
two gentle-
men .1e
ordained to .
further then
work for thi
Lord.
Service -
will take "
place at 1113 1
Martin Lullic
King Blvd., where the Rev.
Larryissac Scott is the pastor.

Bear Creek Bethel
Church anniversary

Bear Creek Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church in Quincy will be
celebrating their 100-plus
church anniversary on Sunday,
Aug. 20 at 11 a.m.
The guest speaker and church
will be Elder Joseph Foster and
Zion Hope Primitive Baptist
Church in Gretna.
Everyone is cordially invited
to this great occasion. The Rev.
Ernest Miller is host pastor.

Prophetess Patsy
Dixon to speak

The pastor and members of the
Peace Missionary Baptist
Church in Gretna, where Elder
Alvin Bush is the pastor, invite
everyone out to the Annual
Women's Day Celebration
Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. in the
sanctuary.
The guest pastor and' guest
church to be in charge of servic-
es will be Prophetess Patsy
Dixon and the Neighborhood
Christian Outreach Center.
For a powerful word from God
by a powerful woman of God,
come out and be a part of this
great celebration.

Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry

There will be a revival at Faith
Cornerstone Church Ministry
Aug. 28 Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. CST


nightly.
The church is located at 5460
Collins Chapel Road, Malone.
For more information contact
Prophetess Virginia Smith, pas-
tor at (850) 856-9056 or (850)
569-5600, Evangelist Eldiest
Andrews at (850) 487-8766 or
Sister Ugreenal Ivey at (850)
875-4871.

Greater Harvest
Ministries, Inc.

Sunday, 8:30 a.il.. 'TV..
Ministry (WQTN cable 13);
9:15 a.m. Church in training;
10:30 a.m. Morning glory serv-
ice.
E very first and third Sunday, 6
p ii. Hour of power evening
' o: ship service.
Every fifth Sunday Women
Sunday.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. TNT night
i,. l ship service.
Wednesdayy 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, 6 p.m. -
Radio ministry (WWSD 1230
AM radio station).
Aug.19, 7:30 p.m. Holy
Comm. Church Pastor 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 (4th Sunday)
Founder's Night (pastoral
anniversary).
Nov. 12 (2nd Sunday)-
Greater Harvest church anniver-
sary.
Greater Harvest Ministries,
Inc. is located at 14602 W. Main
St., Gretna. Dr. Gerald Thomas,
Sr. is senior pastor.

Greater Open Door

Everyone is invited to worship
with us at noon Sunday, Aug. 20
during our "Unity Day." Enjoy
great singing, preaching, shout-
ing and overflow of the anoint-
ing. Call 875-0830 for additional
information.
The church is located at 86
Oak Avenue in Gretna. The Rev.
Jarvis Alls is pastor.

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.

Memorial service
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
Talqui in inu y.
For contributions, pleaseocon-.
tact Laura Collins at 875-3969.
Elder Nathaniel Trumpet, Jr. is
pastor.

Mt. Zion news

Wednesday, 7 p.m. The
church is on program to fellow-
ship with Hickey Hill Primitive
Baptist Church Wednesday in
Tallahassee. Prayer meeting and
Bible teaching has been can-
celled at the church 'for
Wednesday.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Gospel
mass choir rehearsal.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church
school; 11 a.m. Morning wor-
ship service.
Monday and Tuesday, noon -
Intercessory prayer.
August 19-26 The national
Primitive Baptist Convention
will be held in Phildelphia.
The clothes closet and food
pantry are available for those
needing this service. We were
able to serve one family this
week with food and clothing.
Their home was destroyed by
fire. If you need assistance,
please call 627-8442.
The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
Psalm 103:6

First Elizabeth
Missionary Society
Anniversary

On Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m.,
Pastor Charlie C. Davis will be
the guest messenger for the
Louvenia Tennell Circle
Missionary Society's
Anniversary. Please come and
help us lift up the name of Jesus.
Services will take place at
1030 Martin Luther King Blvd,
where the Rev. Larryissac Scott
is the pastor.

More Church News
On Page B 2


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an active camping club today! Camping may be in a tent, and automobile, a recreational vehicle or RV, or simple taking a backpack and going
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make sure that when Backpackers are an ;thei: type of camper. These are people that travel on foot carrying all their provisions in a backpack. These packs can
you are camping, to sometimes weigh up to 50 pr:,und, so it is important :hai they plan carefully. For this reason they need special equipment that is both durable
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SBarnett receives award from American Oat Workers


McClanahan, Bingham to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Clayton Rowan are pleased to announce the
marriage of their daughter, Misty Leenette McClanahan, to David
Jeremy Bingham of Lakeland on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, in the
Orlando LDS Temple. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Bingham.


Dr. Ron Barnett, a UF/IFAS
Professor of Agronomy
Emeritus at the North Florida
Research and Education Center
(NFREC) in Quincy, was recent-
ly awarded by the American Oat
Workers Conference with the
award for "Distinguished
Service to Oat Improvement."
Dr. Barnet has been a small
grains breeder with UF/IFAS
since he began working at the
NFREC-Quincy in 1970.
During -his 36 years at the
NFREC-Quincy Dr. Barnett has
conducted a diverse and produc-
tive small grain breeding pro-
gram. He has been very success-
ful in developing improved vari-
eties and germplasm of oats,
wheat, rye and triticale.
He has released five oat vari-
eties and co-released two addi-
tional oats. He has also
released five rye varieties, five
triticale varieties and has
released or co-released 20 wheat
varieties, including Florida 302,
which was the dominant wheat
variety across the southern U.S.
in the late 1980s.


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Dr. Barnett and his wife,
Pam, have three children and
five grandchildren. The Barnetts
live on Millstone Farms near


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busy on weekends and evenings
breeding beef cattle and helping
Pam run a bed and breakfast


Burton, Bridges marry in Scotland


On Wednesday, July 19,
2006, Kristen Leigh Burton and
William Walker Bridges joined
in holy matrimony at the
Wedderburn Castle in Duns,
Berwickshire, Scotland.

Patricia Faison

Theodore Brya
The children of "Patricia
Faison and Theodore Bryant are
pleased to announce the engage-
ment of their parents.
Theodore is the son of the
late Rev. Starling and Rosa Lee
Bryant. He is the father of the
Rev. Kevin Williams and
Theodoris Bryant.
Patricia is the daughter of the
late Theodore and Pearlie


All friends and family are
invited to join us on Saturday,
Aug. 19, to celebrate as we
begin our journey together.
The celebration begins at 7
p.m. at the Sawano Country

and

int engaged
Graham. She is the mother of
MaShelle, Stephanie, Brian,
Shannon (Shellina) and Alnysa.
She is the grandmother of.Kia,
Ryan, Shana, Devon, Jailyn,
Derrick, James and Jaden. S h e
is the great-grandmother of
Jamari.
The wedding date is to be
announced.




DESKS

S6995
:up


Club in Quincy. Semiformal
attire, please.


operation on their farm.
The programs at NFREC-
Quincy cover a wide range of
crops, including vegetables,
small grains, agronomic row
crops, forages, ornamentals, tree
fruits, and forestry.
For more information on Dr.
Barnett and the UF/IFAS small
grain breeding program at the
NFREC-Quincy, visit
http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Happy 2nd Birthday -'
: Breanna!



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\. Breanna Jashay Barkley ;
S will celebrate her 2nd birth-
day on Friday, August 18, *
2006. She is the daughter.
of Wendy Scott and:
SCharles Barkley both of'
Gretna. Her maternal :
grandparents are Juanita i
S Miller of Gretna, FL and the
late Noah Scott of Sneads,
FL. Her paternal grandpar- 3
A ents are Evelyn Fitzgerald "
.. and Roosevelt Fitzgerald
of Gretna, FL. A party will
be held at the home of *
Wendy Scott on Saturday, -
"" August 19, 2006.
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Williams, Wade, Sr. to marry
The Rev. and Mrs. Earl Williams along with Ms. Ella Ponder
and Mr. James Wade are pleased to announce the wedding of their
children, Shirley A. Williams to Kenneth Wade, Sr.
The wedding will take place Sept. 2 at New Life Ministries, 115
Lynwood Dr., Bainbridge, Ga.
The couple will honeymoon in the Bahamas.


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Advertise.
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for your advertising
message every week!

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Monica Moye

graduates at FSU
Monica L. Moye received
her Bachelor of Science degree
in economics and sociology
from Florida State University.
The commencement ceremony
was held on Aug. 5 at the Leon
County Civic Center.
She is a graduate of James A.
Shanks High School class of
1996.


Historical Society

wants railroad

depot pictures

The West Gadsden Historical
Society is searching for photo-
graphs of the Greensboro
Depot, whether specifically of
the depot or if the depot is
shown in the background of any
photo.
In the near future, the depot
will be moved to another loca-
tion near the railroad tracks and
any photographs will certainly
lend a helping hand in this relo-
cation.
Anyone who has photo-
graphs or information to share
concerning the depot relocation
back in the 1960s, please call
WGHS Society member
Richard Thompson, WGHS
Depot Relocation Project
Manager, at 539-9338.
Your photographs and/or
comments will be greatly appre-
ciated.


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Ti m Ito


Classifie s


If ~Il~ 11 Ii i 'JIL
ITmI I


Development Compliance
Coordinator/Inspector
Anticipated Vacancy
Position #235
Salary Range $1320.80-$1827.28/bw
Reviews plans and advises contractors on the
techniques related to permitted site construction
for compliance with adopted standards and gen-
eral industry standards. Performs site inspec-
tions and provides plan review comments and
reports on a wide variety of types of construction
to ensure compliance with legal requirements
and to ensure construction is performed consis-
tent with approved plans and specifications.
Requires Associates degree and at least two
years of environmental and construction inspec-
tion, land development design and assessment
of land development techniques or an equivalent
combination of training and experience including
course work in civil engineering, drafting, and
surveying; Class "C" certification in stormwater
management systems preferred or certification
as a Professional Erosion and Sediment Control
from the International Erosion Control
Association or ability to obtain certification within
one year of employment. Must possess a valid
Florida Drivers License and a favorable driving
record. Submit a Gadsden County employment
application to the Human Resource Office, 5-B
East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351. Application
deadline: Open until filled. Call 850/875-7243 if
you have questions about the position. You may
email your resume to:
faircloth@gadsdengov.net. You may obtain a
copy of the application by visiting our website at
gadsdengov.net. EEO/AA 8/17/06c



JOB

*PENNG


The Capital Area
Community Action
Agency is currently
accepting applications
for an OPS Intake
Worker. Qualifications
include high school
diploma/GED, ability to
meet and interact with
the public, and data
entry experience. The
position requires a
valid driver's license
and reliable transporta-
,,ir ,' , pl lh: j l,.:rl,, .can
S'be picked up at the fol-
lo:,wing locations: 309
Office Plaza Drive in
Tallahassee or 104-A
N. Adams Street in
Quincy. The deadline
to submit completed
applications to the
Tallahassee office is
Friday, August 25,
2006. EOE.
8/17c


Join the Winning Team!
Waste Pro of Florida is
accepting applications
for employment of
Drivers, Helpers,
M e c h an ics,
Dispatchers, and



GRAPES
U-Pic,
Saranac
Farms
S.R. 161
(near Dogtown)
Friday
5 to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Administrative
Personnel. Waste Pro
'has been awarded the
City of Tallahassee
solid waste contract
and will begin inter-
views Aug. 1. As one of
the fastest growing
companies in Florida,
we offer a competitive
salary and benefits
package. Come join
the waste profession-
als! Please contact us
:at 850C- 561r0800, or
850-459-2974.
8/03-9/28p


Maintenance supervi-
sor needed for local
apartment complex.
Please fax resume to
627-1301.
8/10-31c


Experienced Plumbers
and Helpers Needed.
Residential and Light
Commercial. Plenty of
wokr, OT available,
good benefits. 850-
556-0455 days; 850-
627-4366 eves.
8/10-31c





C&N REMODELING
SERVICES, INC.
Where Your One Call
Takes Care of it All.
Complete Remodels,
Historical Restoration,
Decks, Carpentry,
Roofing, siding,
plumbing. Electrical,
etc, etc... 850-442-
4919.
7/27tf


AUCIN


City of Quincy, Florida
Position Openings
The City of Quincy is accepting
employment applications for the fol-
lowing open positions.
Accountant III closing date: 8/21/06
Building and Zoning Official
Communications Officer (Dispatcher)
Community Redevelopment Agency
Manager (CRA)
Finance Director closing date: 9/4/06
IT Director
Mechanic II
Meter Reader
Police Officer
Program Coordinator
Public Works Director
Purchasing Officer
School Crossing Guard
Fax or email your resume to: 850-875-
3733 (fax) or lwright@myquincy.net.
Please visit myquincy.net to obtain posi-
tion descriptions and a copy of an online
application to submit with your resume.
For additional information, contact Human
Resources, 850-627-7681, ext. 253.
Positions will be open until filled, unless
otherwise noted.
The City of Quincy is a drug-free
workplace and is an equal opportunity
employer. s/7/06c







1965 Airstream 22 ft.
Many new appliances. SOFA & LOVESEAT,
Trailer renovated NEW MICROFIBER.
w/Airstream products; Stain -resistant,
95% renovated. Lifetime Warranty, Still
$6,000. Call 850-385- in Crate, Can Deliver.
1242. Sug. List $1250, Sell
8/17-9/07p $475. 545-7112
7/27tf


1. 2003: .-Coachman
Travel.Trailer 29' 10"
LT. 270BH Cascade
GVWR 7020 minus
UVW 5024. Sleeps up
to 7. Same as new
condition, $10,500.
Call 850-385-1242.
8/17-9/07p


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


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


425-8374



6 PC BEDR
SET-Headbo
frame, dresser,
chest, nights
NEW in boxes,
sell $550. 222-91


MATTRESS: King
'Sie Orthopedic 3 pc.
Set. New, unopened
w/warranty. Sacrifice
$295. 222-2113
7/27tf


6 PERSON hot tub
w/cover. "95 model.
Asking $500 OBO.
Oval dining room table
& 6 chairs, 3 leaves,
hard-rock maple
w/formica top $600
OBO. 627-3675
8/03-24p


Saturday-Huge baby
7/27tf garage sale. Brand
name clothing @ rea-
sonable prices. Pree-
IOOM mie-18 mos. Stroller,
board, car seats, maternity,
mirror, toddler bed. You name
stand, it we have it. Suburban
must Propane (Hwy 90W)
87t parking lot. 875-4272
7/27tf 8/17p


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
PROPERTY:


Directions: To sale site: Old Oakwood Mobile Home Sales Lot located approximately 4
miles West of Balnbridge on US 84 Call for directions to other properties.
For More Information or Free Color Brochure
1-800-448-2074 or (229) 263-9202
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iO i on inre brochure, www.burlonreallyandauction corn Co-Op Broker
iia R Stephen F. Burton P id ial
REALTY ANO AUCTION .ON. N Lie LRE B roker/Auctioneer
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GREGORY SUBDV. -
LOT "C". COMMENCE
AT THE NWC OF THE
WEST HALF OF THE
SW OFTHESE 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


APALACHEE


A Behavioral Health Care Center is currently
seeking to fill the following positions:

ADULT CASE MANAGERS (Positions located in
Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Madison and Taylor
Counties)
A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or
college with a' major in counseling, social work,
psychology, criminal justice, nursing, rehabilitation,
special education, health education, or a related human
services field (a related human services field is one in
which major course work includes the study of human
behavior and development), and have a minimum of
one year of fill time or equivalent experience working
with adults experiencing serious mental illness. Or a
bachelor's degree from an accredited university or
college and three years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults experiencing senous
mental illness.
MASTER'S LEVEL THERAPIST (#2267)
A minimum of a Master's degree with a major in
counseling, social work, psychology, nursing,
rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a
related human services field and two years of
professional experience in providing services to
persons with behavioral illness. Substance abuse
knowledge preferred. Some local travel required.
License preferred.
For more information and a
complete listing of available positions:
www.apalacheecenter.org
(850)523-3217 or 1(800) 226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free Workplace


SALES CONSULTANT
CAREER OPPORTUNITY:
We are looking for dynamic people who
enjoy working with the public.
If you are an energetic person with good
communication and organizational skills,
please consider joining our team.
The position offers a competitive salary and
benefits package. Candidates should
possess a high school diploma or
equivalent with some sales experience.
Apply in person at:
Farmers Furniture
1608 W. Jefferson St.
Quincy, FL 32351.
Only those candidates selected for
interview will be contacted.
EOE



Assemblers/Laborers/Welders:
If you are interested in good pay, ben-
efits and advancement...join our team!
We are-a growing steel manufacturer
with immediate openings for reliable
people who enjoy fast paced work and
have a good attitude. We will train
you! Apply at 520 S. Virginia St.,
Quincy, FL, or call (850) 875-1075,
X868 to schedule an appointment.



Tradesmen & Laborers Needed
Action Labor
is seeking carpenters, carpenter
helpers, rod busters,
concrete foremen for commercial
job in Greensboro.
Pay depending on experience,
$8.00 $20.00 range.

Call 385-0365 / Ben or Chris


45' 03" W 626.43 FT TO
THE P.O.B. IN SECTION
36-3N-2W

PAFJCEL 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 PO.B. IN SEC-
TION 3-3N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2033N3W000000042106
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.


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, 7,24c



ACCOUNTANT -
Gadsden County -
Excellent professional opportunity under.
the supervision of the director of Finance
assisting in a variety of accounting and fis-
cal operations of the Finance Department
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.
8/10&17/06c



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 inay be required prior to hiring.
Position(s) will be open until filled.
THE CITY OF MIDWAY IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
8/ 10/06c


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WANTED
W A N T E D -
Investor/Operator for
liquor Store and/or
Lounge. Must be in
Gadsden County. Call
850-224-4510.
8/17c


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


Cont'd pg. 7B


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Visit the College's web-
site at www.tcc.fl.edu for
position details, employ-
ment application, and
application process. For
ADA accommodations
notify Human Resources;
(850) 201-8510, fax
201-8489, TDD 201-8491
or FL Relay 711.

Submit mandatory
Tallahassee Community
College employment
application to Human
Resources TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr.,
Tallahassee, FL 32304-
2895; or email
humres@tcc.fl.edu.
Human Resources hours
8 A.M. 5 P.M., Mon Fri.
TCC will be closed 7/4/06.

An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer


Call

627-7649

to place

your ad

TODAY!









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-
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom
mobile home, St. John
area. 627-7360.
8/10Op


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


2 BR house. HUD
approved. 941-730-
0413
8/10&17p


3 BR house
approved.
0413



4 BD, 1 BA h
4 BD mobi
HUD accepted
3623.


BROCK HOUSE FOR











This lovely house has 3 bedrooms / 1 bath-
room / single carport, a brand new central
air conditioning and heating unit, washer
and dryer, refrigerator and electric range.

INTERESTED PERSONS) / SECTION 8 HUD
-PLEASE CONTACT OWNERS:

Charles and Lenora Ward at 850/856-5130



11 At


TION FOR TAX DEED

se. HUD NOTICE IS HEREB
941-730- GIVEN, that GEN
OPHEIM, the holder c
8/10&17p the following certifical
has filed said certifical
for a tax deed to b
house, and issued thereon. The ce
le home. tificate number and yea
ed. 875- of issuance, the descrip
tion of the property, an
the names in which
8/17p was assessed are as fo
lows:


4 BD, 2 BA house, cen-
tral AC, fenced back
yard. Call 627-8273
before 9 p.m.


2 BD house,
approved. 627-80



729 7th St. Quint
3 BR, 1 BA
kitchen, sitting
Recently reno
Section 8 acc
Call 850-385-124
8/17





FROM pg. i
the names in wl
was assessed are
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO
YEAR OF ISSUI
1999

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 345 P 1139. L(
BLOCK "G", SF
ADDITION.

PARCEL ID NUN
3082N3W078000[
20

Name in
assessed: PATR
AND BENTO L NI

Said Property be
the County of Ga
State of Florida.
such certificate sh
redeemed accord
law, the pr
described in such
cate shall be sold
highest bidder
courthouse door
day of SEPTEMB
2006, at 10:00a.m

Dated this 24TH
JULY, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOM
Clerk of the Circuit
Gadsden County, I

BY: Glenda McPhE
Deputy Clerk
8/03,10,17,,


NOTICE OF APF


CERTIFICATE NO. 1355
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999


8/17p DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

HUD OR130P576COMMAT
052. NWC OF SE OF SE _,
8/17p 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
y, FL. 50 FT TO POB. IN SEC-
LR, TION 11-2N-R-4W.
room.
vated. PARCEL ID NUMBER:
epted. 3112N4W00000044320
*2. 00
-9/07p
Name in which
* assessed: CLARENCE
PRIDE JR & MARY
BAKER BREWINGTON

6B Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
which it State of Florida. Unless
as fol- such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
i. 1176 described in'such certifi-
ANCE: cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
OF day of SEPTEMBER 6,
2006, at 10:00a.m.

OT 22, Dated this 24TH day of
HAWS JULY, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
MBER: Clerk of the Circuit Court
00G02 Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
which Deputy Clerk
ICIA Y 8/03,10,17,24/06c
MMO

ing in IN THE CIRCUIT
dsden, COURT IN THE SEC-
Unless OND JUDICIAL CIR-
hall be CUIT IN AND FOR
ling to GADSDEN COUNTY,
operty FLORIDA
certifi-
to the CASE NO. 06-817-CAA
at the
on the JAMES L. THOMPSON,
IER 6, Plaintiff

vs.
day of
CYNTHIA D.
COPELAND, and
AAS UNKNOWN TENANTS,
t Court Defendants.
Florida
NOTICE OF ACTION
person
TO: CYNTHIA D.
24/06c COPELAND

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
PLICA- that an action to quiet


Invitation to Bid
Bid No. 06-11 Re-Bid

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for
one (1) Instructor Greenhouse. Bids will
be received until 10:00 a.m., .Friday,
August 51, 2006 in the Management
Services Department, 5-B E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and opened
immediately thereafter in the County
Manager's Conference Room, 9 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351.
Specifications may be obtained from the
Management Services Department at 5-
B E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL or by
dialing 850-875-8660. Questions con-
cerning the specifications should be
directed to Dr. Henry Grant at 850-875-
7255. Bid will not be valid if not sealed in
an envelope marked "SEALED BIDS"
and identified by the name of the firm, bid
number and time of opening. The
Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to
reject any one bid or all bids, any part of
any bid, to waive any informality in any
bid, and to award the purchase in the
best interest of the County. EEO/AA


Arthur Lawson, Sr.
Assistant County Mgr


Marion Brown
County Manager
8/17/06


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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.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

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


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

CASE NO. 06-703-CAA
DIVISION

DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, Plaintiff

vs.


KIMBERLY L.
LOWAY., et al,
Defendant(s).


GAL-


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure
dated August 07, 2006
and entered in Case No.
06-703-CA of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in an for
GADSDEN County,
Florida wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, is the
Plaintiff and KIMBERLY
L. GALLOWAY; ANTO-
NIO L. GALLOWAY;
SAMUEL G. REDDICK;
FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY; MOTT
BUICK COMPANY; are
the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 21st
day of September, 2006,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

LOT 1, SAWDUST
E S TAT E S,
UNRECORDED

A PORTION OF LAND
HAVING BEEN
RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK
307, PAGE 394 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDAAND LYING IN
THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 5 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:


Greenwood Terrace

Apartments
Elderly Complex
Now taking applications for
I AND 2 BEDROOM UNITS

Senior Citizens
Sor Disabled

Qualified applicants apply at the
office
200 Greenwood Circle, Quincy
Bldg. A #201
(next to Magnolia House)
Phone 627-8010
Hours 9 to 5 Tues, Wed, Thurs.


Advertise
where more
people
will see your
message
The
Gadsden

County

Times

627-7649


COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 5 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND RUN
THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 17 MINUTES
15 SECONDS EAST
35.00 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES
59 MINUTES 48 SEC-
ONDS WEST 1351.23
FEET TO AN IRON BAR
AND CAP #4792,
FOUND; ON THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY OF
COUNTY ROAD NO.
274, A 70 FEET RIGHT
OF WAY; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY SOUTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES
36 SECONDS WEST
881.77 FEET TO A 5/8
INCH IRON BAR AND
CAP #6297, SET,
MARKING THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING AND LEAVING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES
21 MINUTES 10 SEC-
ONDS EAST 552.87
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES
36 SECONDS WEST
129.23 FEET TO A 5/8
INCH IRON BAR AND
CAP #6297, SET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 57 SECONDS
WEST 552.87 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT #4792, FOUND,
ON SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES
36 SECONDS EAST
128.40 FEET TO SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING.

SUBJECT TO A 50.00
FEET INGRESS,
EGRESS AND UTILITY
EASEM ENT
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 25,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 5 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND RUN
THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 17 MINUTES
15 SECONDS EAST
35.00 FEET TO A
POINT. THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES
59 MINUTES 48 SEC-
ONDS WEST 1351.223
FEET TO AN IRON BAR
AND CAP #4792,
FOUND; ON THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY OF
COUNTY ROAD NO.
274, A 70 FEET RIGHT
OF WAY; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY SOUTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES
36 SECONDS WEST
881.77 FEET TO A 5/8
INCH IRON BAR AND
CAP #6297, SET;
THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY
SOUTH 89 DEGREES
58 MINUTES 36 SEC-
ONDS WEST 78.40
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET, MARKING
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
AND LEAVING SAID


Wanted -

Unimproved

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

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


SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES
15 MINUTES 57 SEC-
ONDS EAST 552.87
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 15 MINUTES
57 SECONDS EAST
111.28 FEET TO A 5/8
INCH IRON BAR AND
CAP #6297, SET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
76 DEGREES 03 MIN-
UTES 54 SECONDS
WEST 129.32 FEET TO
A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR
AND CAP #6297, SET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
00 DEGREES 15 MIIN-
UTES 57 SECONDS
EAST 147.73 FEET TO
A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR
AND CAP #6297, SET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
00 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 57 SECONDS
EAST 173.64 FEET TO
A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR
AND CAP #6297, SET,
ON A NON TANGENT
POINT OF CURVE TO
THE RIGHT; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG
SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 60
DEGREES 14 MINUTES
35 SECONDS ALONG
AN ARC LENGTH OF
52.57 FEET BEING
SUBTENDED BY A
CHORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 30 DEGREES
08 MINUTES 41 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 50.18
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG
SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 89
DEGREES 45 MINUTES
26 SECONDS ALONG
AN ARC LENGTH. OF
78.33 FEET BEING
SUBTENDED BY A
CHORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 44 DEGREES
51 MINUTES 19 SEC-
ONDS WEST 70.56
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG
SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 90
DEGREES 14 MINUTES
33 SECONDS ALONG
AN ARC LENGTH OF
78.75 FEET BEING
SUBTENDED BY A
CHORD BEARING OF
NORTH 45 DEGREES
08 MINUTES 41 SEC-
ONDS WEST 70.86
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG
SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 59
DEGREES 45 MINUTES
27 SECONDS ALONG
AN ARC LENGTH OF
652.15 FEET BEING
SUBTENDED BY A
CHORD BEARING OF
NORTH 29 DEGREES
51 MINUTES 20 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 49.82
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
IRON BAR AND CAP
#6297, SET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 15 MINUTES
57 SECONDS WEST
173.86 FEET TO A 5/8
INCH IRON BAR AND
CAP #6297, SET,
THENCE RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 57 SECONDS
WEST 186.82 FEET TO
A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR
AND CAP #6297, SET;


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 Opportunity


FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.


Call

627-7375


THENCE RUN NORTH
76 DEGREES 03 MIN-
UTES 54 SECONDS
EAST 129.32 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT, FOUND;
THENCE RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 57 SECONDS
WEST 72.20 FEET TO A
5/8 IN CH IRON BAR
AND CAP #6297, SET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 57 SECONDS
WEST 552.87 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT, FOUND ON
SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES 58 MINUTES
36 SECONDS EAST 50
FEET TO SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING.

A/K/A 75 Noah Lane,
Quincy, FL 32351

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

.WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on August 7, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

{SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


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

CASE NO. 06-386-CA-A

DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF
AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES,
INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2004-R11 UNDER THE
POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF DECEM-
BER 1, 2004. WITHOUT
RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,

vs.

WILLIAM E HERRIN, et.,
al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June
28, 2006, and Order
Rescheduling Sale
dated August 7, 2006
and entered in Case No.
06-386-CA-A, of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF
AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES,
INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2004-R11 UNDER THE
POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF DECEM-
BER 1, 2004, WITHOUT


2.6 ACRES
ON
SELMAN
RD.
Ready to build
on.
Only $49,995
Call
875-4257
8/3-17c


RECOURSE, is a
Plaintiff and WILLIAM E
HERRIN, IF LIVING
AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CRED ITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST
WILLIAM E. HERRIN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF WILLIAM E. HER-
RIN; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT; PRIME ACCEP-
TANCE CORP. are
Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at North
Front Steps, Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
E. Jefferson, Quincy, FL
32351, at 11:00 AM on
September 19, 2006, the
following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to
wit;

TRACT 137, BLOCK "A",
HILLSIDE FARMS SUB-
DIVISION RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK NO. 1
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, CONTAINING 2.5
ACRES.

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

IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a spe-
cial accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at
the GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.

Nichols Thomas
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By; Betty Sue Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT, SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORI-
DA,
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY


CASE
000544CAA


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






ALL YOU NEED AND MORE! This 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,768
sf home rests ON 9.75 ACRES. It's almost new and has a
foyer, breakfast nook and bar, pantry, great room, separate
living and dining room. 2-car garage, security system.
$280,000 C-1675

NEW LISTING:
TALLAHASSEE: NICE AND OPEN, split-level, 3
large BR, 2 BA, mobile home with 16x26 living room,
dining/great room, wood-buming fireplace. Large
storage shed in fenced back yard. Convenient to FSU,
FAMU and TCC. GOOD INVESTMENT
PROPERTY for ONLY
$68,000 W1680

1995 mobile home has 4 BR, 2 BA, 1,988 sf, including an
lxl12 office, and is ON 2.18 ACRES to enjoy. Equipped
with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. Deck, security system.
$74,000 J-7177

GREENSBORO: This 3 BR, 2 BA home comes with
living and dining rooms and a den. It has a small covered
pool to cool off in the summer heat. Churches, schools and
stores and all within walking distance.
$135,000 W-1663
TALLAHASSEE: CONSIDER THIS 5 BR, 3 BA, 2,002
sf mobile home for your growing family. Fully equipped
kitchen with bar, separate living and dining rooms, family
room and a garden tub to enjoy. IT'S WITHIN FISHING
DISTANCE OF LAKE TALQUIN!
$96,000 C7175
CLEAR AND DRY BUILDING LOT ON 1.88 ACRES
with a pond frontage. Septic tank already installed. Ready
for your dream home! Talquin water and electricity
available.
$45,000 D-4315


^^^^^^^^HU^Ti~ri^^^^^^^A


cash as the Front Door
of the Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, Gadsden
County, at 11:00 a.m.
Eastern Time, on the 6th
day of September, 2006,
the following described
property situated in
Gadsden County,
Florida, and set forth in
the Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:

Lot 14, Block "B",
Osceola Park, Unit 3, as
per map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book
2, page 89 of the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida

IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a spe-
cial accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at
the GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.

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

WITNESS my hand and
the official seal of this
Honorable Court, on this
7th day of August, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


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

CASE NO. 06-47-CAA


PETRANDIS
GAGE AND
MENTS,
Plaintiff,


MORT-
INVEST-


GALVIN LEE VICKERS;
NO. 06 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION, III; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS.


PEOPLES FIRST COM-
MUNITY BANK,
Plaintiff

vs.

GERALD SESSIONS,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 7, 2006,
entered in Case Number
06-000544CA A of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
PEOPLES FIRST COM-
MUNITY BANK is the
Plaintiff and Gerald A.
Sessions is the
Defendant, I will sell to
the highest bidder for


Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-
styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in
Gadsden County,
Florida, described as:

COMMENCE at a con-
crete monument "RLS
3266" marking the south-
west corner of the
Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of
Section 1, Township 2
North, Range 2 West,
Gadsden County, Florida
and proceed;

THENCE North 00


degrees 45 minutes 14
seconds East, along the
western boundary of
said Southwest Quarter
of the Northwest
Quarter, for a distance of
107.04 feet to a concrete
monument "RSM 3266";
THENCE continue North
00 degrees 46 minutes
14 seconds East, along
said western boundary,
for a distance of 101.71
feet to a concrete monu-
ment "RSM 3266" mark-
ing the southeast corner
of Williams Holton's one
acre;
THENCE continue North
00 degrees 45 minutes
14 seconds East, along
said western boundary,
for a distance of 11.29
feet to an iron bar & plas-
tic "Point On Line" cap
(RSM 3266);
THENCE continue North
00 degrees 45 minutes
14 seconds East, along
said western boundary,
for a distance of 30.00
feet to a 3/4 inch iron
pipe (found) marking the
southwest ccorner of
Gloria Sutton's one acre
described in Official
Records Book 346 page
652 of the Public
Records for said county;
THENCE North 89
degrees 56 minutes 51
seconds East, along the
southern boundary of
said one acre, for a dis-
tance of 151.38 feet to
an iron bar & plastic
cap "LS 3266" for the
POINT OF BEGINNING.

THENCE continue North
89 degrees 56 minutes
51 seconds East, along
said southern boundary
of Sutton's One Acre, for
a distance of 152.32 feet
to a concrete monument
"RSM 3266";
THENCE South 00
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds East for a dis-
tance of 30.00 feet to an
iron bar & plastic "Point
On Line" cap (RSM 3266
marking the southeast
corner of a 30 foot
access & utility ease-
ment;
THENCE continue South
00 degrees 00 minutes
00 seconds East for a
distance of 112.99 feet to
a concrete monument
"RSM 3266";
THENCE south 89
degrees 56 minutes 51
seconds West for a dis-
tance of 152.32 feet to
an iron bar & plastic cap
"LS 3266";
THENCE North 00
degrees 00 minutes 00
seconds East for a dis-
tance of 127.99 feet to
said POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
Said property contains
0.50 acres more or less.
TOGETHER WITH A
QUIT CLAIM DEED ON
THE FOLLOWING
EASEMENT
ALSO for the purpose of
ingress, egress, and
UTILITIES A 30.00
FOOT PERPETUAL
EASEMENT being 30.00
feet left (South) of the
following described
baseline:
BEGIN at an iron bar &
plastic cap "LS 3266"
being the northwest cor-
ner of the above
described Half Acre and
labeled the "Point of


Cont'd pg. 8B


li&


LEGALS










8B The Gadsden County Times August 17, 2006


Wildlife

Continued from Page B1


good a chance for survival
as any animal in the wild, and
sometimes moreso, as Johnson
may spend more time teaching
a hawk than its own mother.
Not all rehabilitated animals,
however, are able to be released


back in the wild: Such is the
case for Luna, a barn owl who
fell victim to a car collision in
2003, leaving her blind in one
eye and with a badly broken
wing.
Luna, because of her
impaired vision and compro-
mised wing, would be unable to
hunt if released back into the
wild, so St. Francis officials


decided to keep her as part of
the organization's "Wild
Classroom."
Led by St. Francis Education
Director Sandy Beck, the "Wild
Classroom" travels to schools,
clubs, and community events,
teaching the public about the
importance of wildlife conser-
vation. Education, Johnson
says, is key in the mini .'n of


St. Francis.
"Saving wildlife one at a
time is like putting out small
fires, but if you educate people
- teach them about saving habi-
tats, etc. that's like fire pre-
vention," Johnson says.
Beck brings along several
specimens of birds, reptiles and
more with her when giving her
educational presentations. Most
of these animals are unre-
leasable.
Although Beck does around
100 wild classroom presenta-
tions a year, Johnson says he
hopes to open a year-round
education center in the future to
serve the citizens of Gadsden
County and surrounding areas.
The site would likely be
located on 1,200 acres of con-
servation easement land just
turned over to St. Francis by
the Englehardt Corporation. It
would hopefully include nature
trails and an education facility
where the public can view dif-
ferent types of native species
that are deemed unreleasable.
For this to become a reality,
however, and for all operations
to continue for another 30 years --
or more, St. Francis depends on
volunteers and monetary dona-
tions.
To make a donation, to
become a volunteer, or for more
information about St. Francis,
visit www.stfranciswildlife.org,
call 850-627-4151, or mail your
donation to P.O. Box 38160,
Tallahassee, Fla. 32315.
If you find an injured or
orphaned animal, contact St.
Francis or Northwood Animal
Hospital in Tallahassee, where
someone is on call 24/7, at 850-
385-7387; 1881 Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee.


Top Right: Sandy Beck, St.
Francis Education Director,
handles one of the 150 baby
opposums the preserve cared
for recently.
Right: Executive Director .:.. .
Jon Johnson examines an owl.
Left: Johnson bottle feeds
an orphaned deer.


LEAL


FROM pg. 7B

Beginning" and proceed;
THENCE South 89
degrees 56 minutes 51
seconds West, along the
Southern boundary of
said Sutton's One Acre,
for a distance of 151.38
feet to an iron pipe mark-
ing the southwest corner
of said Sutton's One
Acre;
THENCE continue South
89 degrees 56 minutes
51 seconds West, along
the extension of said
southern boundary, for a
distance of 30.10 feet to
an iron bar & metal cap
"RSM 3266" on the east-
ern boundary of an 80.00
foot wide right of way
known as Rich Bay Road
for the TERMINAL
POINT.
Together with and sub-
ject to covenants, ease-
ments, and restrictions of
record.

at public sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash,
at the south front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
August 30, 2006. Any
person claiming an inter-
est 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.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


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

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 06 000786
CA

SOUTHWEST CAPITAL
INVESTMENT, LLC
Plaintiff
vs

ALEAN SPATES a/k/a


ALINE SPATES; and all
unknown parties claiming
by, through, under and
against the above named
Defendant who are
unknown to be dead or
alive whether said
unknown are persons,
heirs, devisees,
grantees,or other
claimants; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALEAN
SPATES, a/k/a ALINE
SPATES; TENANT I-
UNKNOWN TENANT;
and TENANT II-
UNKiPWN TENANT, in
possession of the subject
real property,
Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALEAN SPATES,
a/k/a ALINE SPATES
168 Magnolia Avenue
Gretna, Florida 32332

UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ALEAN SPATES,
a/k/a ALINE SPATES
168 Magnolia Avenue
Gretna, Florida 32332

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action for foreclo-
sure has been filed
against you as the sub-
ject property with a legal
description, to-wit:

Commence at the
Northeast Corner of the
Northeast Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter of
Section Thirty, Township
3 North, Range 4 West,
run South 670 feet,
thence North 76 degrees
00 minutes West 267
feet to a point of begin-
ning; Thence South 150
feet, thence North 76
degrees 00 minutes 75
feet, thence North 150
feet, thence Southeast
76 degrees 00 minutes
75 feet thence North 150
feet, thence South 76
degrees 00 minutes East
75 feet to Point of
Beginning, being a lot in
the Northeast Quarter of
the Southeast Quarter of
Section 30, Township 3
North, Range 4 West in
the County of Gadsden
and State of Florida.

and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Gary I. Gassel,
Esquire, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is


2033 Main Street, Suite
301, Sarasota, Florida
34237, on or before thirty
(30) days from the first
date of publication, and
to file the original with the
clerk of this court either
before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.

Dated this 4th day of
August, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


NOTICE

Voting Equipment Public
Logic and Accuracy Test

In accordance with the
Florida Statute, Section
101.5612, a pre-election
test of the automatic tab-
ulating equipment, which
will be used to tabulate
the votes cast in the
Primary Election, to be
held on September 5,
2006, will be conducted
at 4:00 p.m. on Friday,
August 18, 2006, at the
Supervisor of Electionis
Office, 16 South Madison
Street, Quincy, Florida.

The purpose of the test is
to ascertain that the
equipment will correctly
count the votes cast for
all candidates and
offices.

For the test, the
Canvassing Board will
convene and the test is
open to all candidates,
candidate representa-
tives with written authori-
zation, the press and the
public.

Shirley G. Knight
Supervisor of Elections
Gadsden County, Florida
08/17/06c


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


IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 03-1025-CAB

U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF MOR-
GAN STANLEY DEAN
WITTER CAPITAL I INC.
TRUST 2002-HE1
MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002-
HE1,
Plaintiff,

vs.

VASHAON HARRIS;
JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN
TENANT, N/K/A
CORTEZ HARRIS.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
January 26, 2004, and
Order to Re-set
Foreclosure Sale dated
August 4, 2006 entered
in Case No. 03-1025-
CAB in the Circuit Court
of the 2nd Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida wherein
U.S. Bank National
Association, as Trustee
for the Holders of
Morgan Stanley Dean
Witter Capital I Inc Trust
2002-HEll Mortgage
Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2002-
HE1 is Plaintiff and
Vashaon Harris is the
Defendant, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash on the South
side of the Gadsden
County Courthouse
located at 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
am on the 06 day of
September, 2006, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty in Gadsden County,
Florida:

Lot 40, BlockA, MIDWAY
FOREST PHASE V,
according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 2, at Page 79,
of the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida. Together with a
2002 General Jaguar
Mobile Home, 64X32,
Serial No.
GMHGA4110229080AB.

Dated this 4th day of


August 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION

CASE NO: 06-555-CA-A

WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE BENEFIT OF THE
CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS OF ASSET-
BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2004-
WCW1
PLAINTIFF

VS.

DENNIS R. SALTERS,
A/K/A DENNIS
SALTERS IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST
DENNIS R. SALTERS,
A/K/A DENNIS
SALTERS; CORA
SALTERS IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CRED I TORS ,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OF AGAINST
CORA SALTERS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 7, 2006
entered in Civil Case No.
06-555-CA-A of the


Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County,
QUINCY, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
SOUTH DOOR at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse located at 10
EAST JEFFERSON in
QUINCY, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 5th day
of September, 2006 the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said
Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 2, OCHLOCKONEE
ESTATES, MORE PAR-
TICULAR LY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

FROM A CONCRETE
POST MARKING THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SECTION 13,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 2 WEST, GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, RUN SOUTH
ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION
13, A DISTANCE OF
751.70 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE POST ON THE
EASTERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE 100 FOOT
RIGHT OF WAY OF A
POWER LINE; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 24
DEGREES 22 MINUTES
EAST ALONG THE
EASTERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF SAID POWER
LINE A DISTANCE OF
223.60 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE WHICH IS
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING,
CONTINUE SOUTH 24
DEGREES 22 MINUTES
EAST ALONG THE
EASTERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF SAID POWER
LINE A DISTANCE OF
125.00 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE, THENCE
RUN NORTH 65
DEGREES 38 MINUTES
EAST A DISTANCE OF
150.00 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE, THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 65
DEGREES 38 MINUTES
EAST A DISTANCE OF
25.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN NORTH 24
DEGREES 22 MINUTES
WEST A DISTANCE OF
125.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 65
DEGREES 38 MINUTES
WEST A DISTANCE OF
25.00 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE, THENCE


CONTINUE
DEGREES
WEST A DIl
150.00 FEE
POINT OF E
TOGETHER
2001 FTW
HOME,
GAFL139A
A
GAFL139B1

Any person
interest in
from the s
other than
owner as of
the lis pende
a claim witi
after the sale

IN ACCORD
THE AMERI
DISABILITIES
sons with
needing
accommoda
contact COL
ISTRATION
GADSDEN
Courthouse
8629, 1-8(
(TDD) or
8770, via F
Service.

DATED this
August, 200

Nicholas The
Clerk of the


(SEAL)


By: Betty Su
Deputy Cleri
08/'


IN THE
COURT IN
OND JUD
CUIT IN
GADSDEN
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 0

WINTER
LLC
Plaintiff

vs.

CLINTON
JR.; TERES
RISON; and
TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF

Notice is h
that, pursua
Judgment of
entered in
styled cau
Circuit Court
County, Flor
the property


SOUTH 65
38 MINUTES
STANCE OF
ET TO THE
BEGINNING.


Gadsden County,
Florida, described as:

Lot 2


SWITH A Commence at an iron
D MOBILE pipe marking th
VIN#'S Southeast corner of the
15790F221 Southeast Quarter of the
N D Northeast Quarter of
5790F221 Section 13, Township 3
North, Range 2 West,
claiming an Gadsden County, Florida
the surplus and run North along the
ale, if any, East boundary of said
the property Southeast Quarter of the
Sthe date of Northeast Quarter a dis-
ens must file tance of 249.78 feet,
hin 60 days thence run West 50.08
e. feet to the Southeast cor-
ner of lands described in
)ANCE WITH Official Records Book
CANS WITH 376, Page 0850 of the
-S ACT, per- Public Records of
disabilities Gadsden County,
a special Florida, said point also
ition should marking the intersection
JRT ADMIN- of the North right of way
at the boundary of Shervis
County Lane (40 foot right of
at 850-875- way) and the Westerly
00-955-8771 maintained right of way
1-800-955- of McNair Road, thence
-lorida Relay continue West along said
North right of way bound-
ary of Shervis Lahe a dis-
7th day of tance of 680.23 feet to
6. the Southeast corner of
lands described in Deed
omas Book 82, page 155 of the
Circuit Court Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida; thence run North
along the East boundary
je Sadberry of said lands a distance
.k of 155.50 feet; thence
17&24/2006c run West along the North
boundary of said lands a
distance of 207.40 feet to
CIRCUIT a point on the Easterly
THE SEC- boundary of lands
ICIAL CIR- described in Official
AND FOR Records Book 345, page
COUNTY, 91 of the Public Records
of Gadsden County,
Florida; thence run North
t6-582-CAA 13 degrees 03 minutes
51 seconds West along
HARBOUR, said boundary a distance
of 319.11 feet to the
Southeast corner of
lands described in
Official Records Book
304, page 888 o the
HARRISON, Public Records of
AANN HAR- Gadsden County,
UNKNOWN Florida; thence run North
23 degrees 07 minutes
29 seconds West along
the Easterly boundary of
SALE said lands a distance of
199.00 feet to the POINT
ereby given OF BEGINNING. From
nt to a Final said POINT OF BEGIN-
Foreclosure NING continue North 23
the above- degrees 07 minutes 29
se, in the seconds West along said
t of Gadsden boundary a distance of
ida, I will sell 298.56 feet; thence run
y situate in North 68 degrees 05


minutes 31 seconds East
226.80 feet; thence run
North 56 degrees 15
minutes 52 seconds East
212.11 feet to a point on
the Southerly right of way
boundary of a county
maintained road (McNair
Road), said point lying on
a curve concave to the
Northeasterly; thence
along said maintained
right of way boundary
and along said curve with
a radius of 3455.90 feet,
through a central angle
of 00 degrees 01 minutes
10 seconds for an arc
distance of 1.T7 feet (the
chord of said arc being
South 51 degrees 02
minutes 20 seconds East
1.17 feet) to a point of
curve concave to the
Northeasterly; thence
continue along said
maintained right of way
boundary and along said
curve with a radius of
919.16 feet, through a
central angle of 06
degrees 09 minutes 50
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 98.88 feet, (the
chord of said arc being
South 53 degrees 12
minutes 35 seconds East
98.84 feet); thence run
South 39 degrees 58
minutes 21 seconds
West 544.22 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING,
containing 2.000 acres
more or less.

at public sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash,
at the south front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
August 31, 2006. Any
person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from
the sale other than the
property owner must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
08/17&24/06c


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Gadsden

County

School

menus

Friday, Aug. 18
Breakfast: Banana bread,
variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Baked lasagna with
roll, carrot sticks, pineapple
tidbits, cherry cobbler.

Monday, Aug. 21
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza,
variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Deli sliced ham
with roll, red beans and rice,
cinnamon applesauce, pineap-
ple upside down cake.

Tuesday, Aug. 22
Breakfast: Pancake with
syrup and turkey, variety of
100-percent fruit juice.
Lunch: Spaghetti with meat
sauce and garlic, seasoned
green beans, chilled fruit Jell-
O, oatmeal cookie.

Wednesday, Aug. 23
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variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Taco with shredded
lettuce and cheese, carrot and
celery sticks, butter corn,
apple cobbler.

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variety of 100-percent fruit
juice.
Lunch: Ham and cheese
casserole with roll, orange
wedges, seasoned peas, peanut
butter cookie.


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(Photo by Leslie Roberts)
Students in Bell Key's fourth-grade class at Stewart Street Elementary get back into the swing of things Monday. Gadsden County Schools Superintendent
Reginald James said the first day of school went "smoothly. I am so impressed."


Old Salem School (Greensboro Elementary) fades away


School will move 'uptown' to

High School site next year

by Leslie Roberts
Times News Editor

Before brick school buildings were built, a wood
building stood at 62 Lonnie Clark Road.
Once known as Salem Elementary, the school's
name was changed to Greensboro Elementary some
time in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
But this is the last year it will stand at its current
address.
Anticipating the completion of a new building to


house West Gadsden High School next year, the
Gadsden County School Board plans to move
Greensboro Elementary to the old WGHS building
once the new building is finished. The two schools
will be located across from each other, off Highway
20 near Greensboro.
Many count Salem Elementary as their alma
mater. Reginald James, Gadsden County school
superintendent, even graced the halls of the old
Salem Elementary at one time.
So did Gloria Moore, who now works as a secre-
tary at Greensboro Elementary, a job she has held
for 34 years.
"It's been here a long time," she said. "When I
went here, it was a wooden building. We had to


carry our lunch to school; that was before we had a
lunchroom. We could pray in school."
Those were the days before kindergarten, as well.
Moore attended Salem from first through eighth
grades, then went to Greensboro High School,
where she and her sister were the only black stu-
dents.
Moore remembers walking to school:. "If you
lived under a mile away, you walked to school, that
was rain or shine," she said.
She became the first black student to graduate
from GHS in 1966.
SSoon after, she heard about a job opening at
Greensboro Elementary. She applied, and was hired
by then-principal Lester Black as a teacher's aide.


When a secretarial position became available,
she moved into that.
Meanwhile, her family followed in her footsteps.
Her two daughters also went to Greensboro
Elementary. The oldest. Valorie Sanders, is now a
computer lab manager at the school, and :the
youngest, Angela Mathis, lives in Bradenton.
The school board replaced Salem's wood build-
ings with a brick one in 1958, adding another in
1961.
In spite of all her memories, Moore has no
regrets about moving on to another building after so
many years in that one.
"I don't," she said. "I'll be glad when we change
over, because this building is very old."


West Gadsden has new website


Shanks' open house and ice cream social
Shank's Ice Cream Social was hailed as a great success at the school's Open House on Sunday, Aug.
13. Hats off to parents, who were "on time and on the ball," Shanks faculty said. More than three-fourths
of parents attended the orientation. Rosalyn Smith, principal, introduced the school's faculty and staff,
students picked up their class schedules and parents went to the classrooms to meet their children's
teachers. Thanks to Shanks' PTA for providing the ice cream for the social.


WGHS open house set for Aug. 21
West Gadsden High School will host its annual The evening will conclude with a period of vis-
fall Open House Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The itatibn that will allow parents to meet their chil-
evening's activities will begin with a general dren's teachers and gather important information
information sharing session by various staff mem- about the classes and the requirements to succeed
bers and community members on information per- in those classes.
tinent to our students and our school.


Gadsden County Keiser College graduates


Several Gadsden County residents recently
graduated from Keiser College: Stephanie
Chandler, Nita Cloud, Kimberly R. Henry-Cooper
(valedictorian), Vivian Howard (valedictorian),
Alzada Moultry, Ernest Rory and Donna Lewis


Starks.
Most of the graduates from Gadsden County
graduated with honors. Donna Lewis Starks and
Kimberly R. Henry-Cooper graduated from high
school together almost 20 years ago.


The administration, teachers,
and staff of West Gadsden High
School would like to announce
the unveiling of their new
Website.
The site, located at
http://www.wghs.gcps.kl2.fl.us,
was designed over the sumner
and will be used as a communi-
cation tool for both the school
and public communities.
Site designer James Mills, an
English teacher at West
Gadsden High School, stated
that the site is part of the
school's mission "to create an
atmosphere that nurtures suc-
cess, pride, and acceptance. We
want to show Gadsden County
that at WGHS, we settle for
nothing less than the best.
"The staff of WGHS is work-
ing together to create a school
that any parent would be proud
to send their child to. Our
Website is only one part of the
effort that we are currently
undertaking."
The site will allow both the
school and community to stay
abreast of events and announce-
ments that directly affect the
daily operation of West Gadsden
High School.
Academic information, sport
schedules, and parental involve-
ment information are some of
the areas that will be empha-
sized on the site.
Of particular interest to the
community, a section entitled
"Excellence in Teaching" will
showcase one eof WGHS's facul-
ty members each week. Pictures
of WGHS events and general
announcements will also be
uploaded on a daily basis.
Alumni of Greensboro High
School, Chattahoochee High


School, and West Gadsden High
School are encouraged to con-
tact the school at (850) 442-
9500, or James Mills at mill-
sj@mail.gcps.kl2.fl.us with
their contact information.
Pages are currently being


built that will showcase alumni,
their accomplishments, and
upcoming plans. In addition,
anyone who has pictures of
events is invited to submit them
for inclusion on the WGHS site.


LEGAL NOTICE

The SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
announces a workshop, to which all interested persons are invited.

DATE: Thursday, August 17, 2006

TIME: 6:00 P. M.

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

PURPOSE:

For Board members to discuss the tentative budget, and other
such business as may be ready for consideration.

A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or oth-
erwise contacting: The School Board of Gadsden County,
Florida, Attention: Mr. Reginald C. James, Superintendent of
Schools, 35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida
32351.

Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered
at the meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings are made, which records would include the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Dated this 1 th day of August, 2006 A.D.

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
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New WGHS on schedule


Stewart Street
Elementary
welcomes new
principal

Juanita Ellis, the new princi-
pal. of Stewart Street
Elementary, is a native of
Gadsden County who has had
many successful years of teach-
ing in this district.
She has also effectively
served in the role of assistant
principal for several years prior
to coming to Stewart Street
Elementary. She brings with her
knowledge and learning experi-
ences from both the middle and
elementary school levels.
Mrs. Ellis and the SSES staff
are dedicated professionals
whose main focus will be on
building a safe and efficient
learning community for
increased academic achieve-
ment, as well as promoting
social growth and development
through various researched-
based strategies, programs, and
initiatives.
During the past school year,
the school improved by two let-
ter grades from an "F" to a "C"
as a result of the implementation
of the Florida Teacher
Advancement Program (FTAP).
Under this program, three men-
tors and six lead teachers were
hired and trained to work with
career teachers in providing
effective strategies to students
for mastery of skills. The men-
tors received a $6,000 stipend
See ELLIS on Page B12


,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 man-
ager, 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.
Crews 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 lay-
ing foundations for an administration
building, media building and classroom
wings.
Masonry walls are nearing completion
in the cafeteria building and music build-
ing, 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 of the new
school," James says.
The new school, designed by


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)


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 expen-
sive 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 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 busi-
ness 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.


West Gadsden High School yearbooks on sale

West Gadsden High School has a limited number of 2004-2005 year-
books available for sale. Yearbooks are being sold for $20 in an effort
to exhaust the current inventory.
Anyone interested in purchasing a yearbook from the 2004-2005
school year is encouraged to stop by the school during operating hours
(8:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.) or call (850) 442-9500 for more details.


GADSDEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISRTICT
Reginald James, Superintendent
Marshall Williams, Project Director
850.875.9880 Ph. / 850.875.9885 Fax


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Havana Middle School Site Coordinator 539-2822
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Ellis
Continued from Page B11
while each lead teacher
received a $4,000 stipend for
their leadership roles and
responsibilities.
Plans are in the works for all
career teachers in the shcool to
receive a special monetary
bonus at the end of this school
year based on the overall per-
formance of their students. We
will continue to use the FTAP
program in conjunction with the
Continuous Improvement
Model (CIM) during the upcom-
ing school year.
In addition, we will sustain
our partnerships with the faith-
based community and other
local organizations in an effort


to take our school grade to an
even higher level.
The school day begins for
students at 8:40 a.m. daily.
However, we urge parents to get
their children to school by 8:30
a.m. so they will have time to
cat a nutritious breakfast before
starting their day. For safety rea-
sons, no students are allowed on
campus before 7:30 a.m.
Please be sure that your child
comes dressed for success in the
school uniform each day.
Options for uniforms include
orange or white polo shirts worn
with khaki, navy or black pants,
skirts or shorts. Students who
are picked up by their parents
and all students who walk home
will be dismissed at 3:10 p.m.
Dismissal for students who are
transported by bus will begin at


3:15 p.m.
Packets of information con-
cerning before and after school
programs, as well as volunteer,
PTA and School Advisory
Council sign-up sheets are now
available in the main office for
your convenience. Please feel
free to call the school (627-
3145) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. if
you have additional questions or
concerns.
We look forward to working
with students, parents and all
stakeholders of the school as we
gear up to make this the best
year ever.

Shanks Middle
football Booster Club
If you are interested in join-
ing the James A. Shanks Middle


School football Booster Club
please contact Jackie Safford at
443-1262 or 627-7967, or Chris
Holt at 210-5725.
If your child is interested in
playing football contact the peo-
ple listed above.

East Gadsden High
informational meeting
Attention all East Gadsden
High School class of 2007 par-
ents: There will be an informa-
tional parent meeting held at 6
p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 in the
cafeteria.
For more information, please
contact Mrs. C. Bryant at (850)
539-2882 ext. 1001 or e-mail
BRYANTCA@MAIL.GCPC.K
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Educational Talent
Search Program
accepting applications
The Educational Talent
Search Program is currently
accepting applications for the
2006-2007 school year for mid-
dle and high school students
who would like additional
encouragement to be successful
students; academic assistance
with math, reading comprehen-
sion and writing; FCAT help;
ACT information and fee
waivers; college prep informa-
tion; financial aid information;
scholarship information/nomi-
nations and assistance with
choosing and preparing for a
realistic career.
All services are free and are


available to residents of
Gadsden, Jefferson and Leon
counties. For more information
about Educational Talent
Search, or to obtain a program
application, please call Jackie
Daniels at 561-2612.
Applications are accepted any-
time.

Carter-Parramore
High class of '67
The 1967 graduating class of
Carter-Parramore High School
will hold it regular monthly
meeting Saturday, Aug. 19 at 4
p.m. at the Bowers-Gainey
Fellowship Hall at Antioch MB
Church.
All classmates are cordially
invited.


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