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Shooting suspect

in custody
A suspect in an Havana shooting
has turned himself in...Page 6


She made a

difference in

Gretna-
Rev. Bernyce Clausell says her
work in Gretna was a labor of
love...Page 8

Horse fever
A couple of Quincy sisters saddle
up for pride...Page 11


Gadsden's teacher

in China
Maureen Knight's 14,000 mile
journey back to her
classroom... Page 2


Talquin reels in

development
Planners want study before
approving lake sites...Page 3


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story is on
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Give Thanks.


Holt new commission chair


Croley spends part of
his first meeting
questioning finances
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Finances were the topic during most
of Tuesday night's regular meeting of
the board of county commissioners.
Shortly after Brenda Holt replaced
Ed Dixon as chairman and Derrick
Price was elected vice-chairman,
money matters surfaced.
Davin Suggs, director of the office of
management and budget, reported to
the Board on the 2006 close-out
budget amendments. He provided an
"unaudited" summary of the fiscal and
budget status of the county.
Saying that the county is doing much
better than it was two years ago, Suggs
maintained that all major operating
funds are balanced with either the use
of unspent budgeted funds, excess
revenue, or by subsidy from the


general fund.
"With the complete balancing of all
major funds, it is estimated that the
General Fund should produce' a
surplus in the $500,000 to $750,000
range. Although the figure cannot be
confirmed until the completion of the
county's annual audit, the estimated
surplus is due to better-than-expected
performance in the collection of
budgeted revenues received from the
state (one-half cent sales tax, local
government emergency sales tax
distribution, state revenue sharing,
etc.) and the mid-year unanticipated
revenue such as the fiscally
constrained funding from the states,"
Suggs and county manager Marlon
Brown wrote in a memo to
commissioners.
They said the estimated surplus can
also be attributed to the county's
planned reserves which "were a part of
the effort to address fund balance
issues highlighted by audit reports of
previous county administrative units."
The surplus didn't come a minute too
soon either, because on Nov. 9, clerk
of the courts Nicholas Thomas sent a


County Judge Stu Parsons delivered the oath of office to newly elected
commissioner Doug Croley. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


memo to the board calling its attention
to several departments which have
overspent their budgets
"significantly".
"As of today, I have not received
budget amendments addressing them. I
have attached expenditure status
reports for the county attorney, EMS
department and the recycling


department. As you can see, the
county attorney's budget is overspent
by $154,273.61; the EMS department
is over budget by $294,956.05; and the
recycling department is over budget by
$131,545.47," Thomas wrote.
He said the finance department must
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Hospital operator list down to 3

McMillan urges slow jJJ1W l i0 'I" III$
approach until critical
access designation
issue resolved

by ALICE DU PONT ,
Times Editor *7


Simmons is


school board


chairman

Tuesday night's regular school board meeting
was brief and was preceded by a ceremony
installing three board members re-elected to
office: District 2 board member Judge Helms,
District 3 board member Isaac Simmons, and
District 4 board member Charlie Frost.
The board chose Simmons as its new
chairman, Roger Milton as vice chairman and
voted to continue to conduct its regular
meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month.


The Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors met Monday evening and
came up with three companies they
want to talk with in their quest to find
someone to operate Gadsden
Community Hospital when it opens.
Not knowing what kind of hospital it
will be (critical access or another
designation) did not deter the. Board
from cutting the list of respondents to
an Invitation to Negotiate to three.
Those selected to make oral
presentations December 11 at 5:30
p.m. are:
* Specialty Healthcare Management,
LLC of Tallahassee.
* Alliant Management Services of
Louisville, KY
* Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
of Tallahassee.
These three companies will be
forwarded a list of questions that
Board members want them to answer
during their presentations.
Chairman Craig McMillan thought
the Board might be acting too quickly
by hearing the presentations with the
hospital designation still unclear.
"I'm all for moving the process
along but not wasting time. I hate for
people to go to the expense and effort
and we find that we do not have


Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors members Scott Whitehead, Craig McMillan (chairman) and Senator
Fred Dudley, discussed some of the problems surrounding opening the hospital. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


critical access designation," McMillan
said.
Critical access is a designation
granted by the federal government to
hospitals that fill a need that cannot be
met by other facilities. Gadsden
County lost its designation when the
hospital closed in November 2005. In
order to regain it, a strict evaluation
process is required and there are no
guarantees.
Critical access also determines
whether the hospital will be able to get
100 percent of Medicaid and Medicare
payments. Those payments will be a
determining factor in the hospital cash
flow. In short, if the designation is
denied, the hospital will be strapped


for operating funds.
A major stumbling block is the
proximity of Gadsden Community
Hospital to Tallahassee hospitals.
Most critical access hospitals must be
at least 35 miles from a major
healthcare facility. The Gadsden
Hospital, Inc. Board is hoping that the
county's rural setting and lack of
transportation for so many citizens
will sway the Department of Health
and Human Services in Gadsden
County's favor.
While Board members agreed with
McMillan that it would certainly be an
expense to the presenters, they felt
sure that through the presentations
they would gain knowledge of the


offerings of different companies even
if the bid for critical access failed.
Three others that did not make the
cut were: Pioneer Health Systems of
Magee, MS; Riveroak Healthcare
Group, LLC of Asheville, NC; and
Centre Health Partners/Morris
Anderson of Chicago, IL.
As an update Spencer Bowens, the
county's facilities manager, informed
the Board that work inside the hospital
will not intefere with the Urgent Care
Center that is set to open Dec. 18.
"The boiler has been replaced and
the cost was approximately $365,000
and the fire alarm and detection
replacement will begin next week at a
cost of about $150,000," he said.


New high school pushes up school s


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Last month, the Gadsden County
School District spent $4 million in 30
days.
During the same time period a year
ago, a month's worth of bills amounted
to around $1.5 million.
The difference, finance director Bonnie
Wood said, is due to the construction of
a new facility for West Gadsden High


School and was anticipated.
"This is not a surprise I think it is
imperative that the board be apprised of
what is happening in the finance office,"
Wood said. "The money goes to the
contractor and for supplies. We are
trying to do this as economically as
possible."
Construction of the new school in
Greensboro is on track, and it's
scheduled to open in August.
Also Tuesday, Gadsden County


Schools Superintendent Reginald James
said he saw a need to cap enrollment at
George Munroe Elementary School.
"We're very proud of the growth in
enrollment; however, the growth is not
proportional it's in that one school," he
said. "That's a critical need tonight we
need to cap enrollment at that school."
The board agreed to set a workshop to
discuss the issue.
The board also voted to approve the
salary set for superintendents by the


Florida Legislative Committee on
Intergovernmental Relations, which
establishes the salary rate for county
constitutional officers and elected school
superintendents. The rate is determined
by a state statutory formula.
The committee increased Gadsden
County Schools Superintendent Reginald
James' salary by 3.7 percent, from
$98,562 to $102,248.
There wasn't much discussion during
the brief, regular meeting. Simmons,


who, as chairman, is tasked with setting
the agenda, said he hoped to keep it
relatively light until the board had a
chance to go on a retreat and discuss its
vision for the future.
"I think before we address anything
else, we really need to sit down and
talk," Simmons said. "I think we can
make our meetings more productive and
put our issues on the table."
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2 The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006


Havana Middle School media specialist Maureen Knight
poses for a picture in front of China's Great Wall.


The Great Wall

(of books)


Gadsden teacher


attends conference


in China

by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

It was a simple suggestion that sent Havana Middle School
media specialist Maureen Knight more than 7,000 miles away.
While attending a national Board on Books for Young People, a
colleague suggested she apply for a fellowship to fund a trip to
China, where the 30th International Board on Books for Young
People (IBBY) was slated to meet.
"We had a really good time at the conference, and brought back
things we could use at school," she said. "And I thought, 'Why not?'
I applied, and I did get the fellowship."
Knight learned in May that she'd been chosen to receive a $3,000
fellowship to attend the IBBY conference in Beijing in September.
"The fellowship was designed to give Gadsden County teachers
a way to travel and give something back to the community," Knight
said.
Before leaving, Knight used $10,000 of the media center's budg-
et to buy books on China, which will be used to teach a school-wide
unit on China in early March.
Then she boarded a plane and took a 12-hour flight to Beijing.
"I went a day earlier the Congress had planned tours. I visited
the Great Wall of China, went to the Peking Opera, the Summer
Palace and the Temple of Heaven. It was very exciting it was the
experience of a lifetime. It's a memory that will last me forever and
ever," Knight said.
"There were people there from Japan, Lithuania, Turkey, South
Africa Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Canada ... I didn't know anyone,
but we had such a good time. This was the first year they had a chil-
dren's forum children got up and talked about books they had read
and how they had effected them. I brought that back to the kids here.
It was just good to be in the company of people talking about chil-
dren's literature."
When she first saw the Great Wall, "it was just breathtaking," she
said. "I thought, 'I am really here I am standing in front of the
Great Wall.'"
The terrain was mountainous but the weather, fairly similar to
Florida's, Knight said.
The conference was to have been in Beijing but was moved at the
last minute Knight doesn't know why and took place in Macau,
which Knight describes as the "Las Vegas" of China.
Conference attendees wore headsets through which a translator
interpreted speakers' comments.
Several got together to have dinner at an exclusive casino The
Win and talk about books. Around 350 attended the conference -
illustrators, librarians, teachers, authors, reviewers, curators a wide
representation of people from different aspects of the publishing
industry who had one thing in common: Books.
"It was just good to be in the company of people talking about
children's literature," Knight said. "I got to have breakfast With chil-
dren's author Katherine Paterson."
Knight has been a media specialist for 34 years: Chattahoochee
Elementary first, then Shanks High School, then a school in Crystal
River and at Havana Middle School for the past 11 years.
Before she left for the trip, she'd been reading Jeli Jang's book,
"The Monkey King Stirs," to HMS students. While at the Peking
Opera, she saw the play "Havoc in Heaven," which tells the story of
the Monkey King.
"I was so excited," she said. "When I came back and told them,
the children were excited about that too."
See CHINA on Page 14


During this time of the year. I begin to reflect on all of the wonderful
things for which I have to be thankful: family, an exciting job that
allows me to have a positive impact on the lives of others. and being a ^
part of such a dynamic community that embodies the Gadsden
County School District. I count it all as a blessing' It is with this

holiday.

l -Two years ago. I asked the community to give me a chance to improve our schools. I want.
you to know that I do not take your confidence lightly and will continue to do wA whatever it
lakes to build a brighter future for our children. As I study my two year tenure as superinten-1
% dent of schools. I am reminded of how far we have come. I am reminded of the bridges weT.
have crossed and the mountains we have climbed. I look to the future and continue to focus
on the road ahead. The road ahead looks brighter for our students.

* Thank you, to those who believed it could be done and rolled up their sleeves and went to
work They rallied the community together to make our schools better. They faced the chal-
lenges head on as they adopted the district's "no excuses" posture and eliminated failing
schools to make our community proud. The question is now. "Where do we go from here?"
The answer is clear. The answer calls for more and less. First, we need more parent and
S community leaders involved in the education of our children, and less sideline players. Our
county commissioners, in their first meeting to address youth issues, have agreed to become
more involved. When we look at the latest statistics on youth aggression and infractions
with the law. you will notice a decline in almost all areas including: school violence. juve-
nile arrests, and fighting. However, we can do better! We do not need "knee jerking" re-
sponses to the problems. We need a total commitment for the long haul. We thank our com-
n unity leaders who are stepping up to help lake our communities back and teach our young r,
people the importance of success, both academic and civic. I am convinced that when chil-
dren are taught these values, a brighter future will certainly follow.

e. We thank our faith based and business partners who are doing a great job in providing re-
sources. finances, tutoring, fieldtrips. and just words of encouragement. We also are grateful L
for our mentors. Think of how much better off we all will be if we would all pitch in and
help. As you consider the gifts you can give this holiday season. remember that the best gift /
you can give is yourself. Call a school today and become a mentor.

Excellence come with a high price tag. It means taking on a team approach and joining in
T~he effort. It means saying we can. It means having high expectations. I am excited about
our schools and our future. We can and will Build a Brighter Future for our children.

", Happy Thanksgiving!


Superintendent of Gadsden County Schools








The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006 3


Rooster Crossing concerns Yvette homeowners


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
It was close to 11 p.m. when
Marianne Ryan took the podium at last
week's Gadsden County Planning and
Zoning Commission meeting.
But the Lake Yvette Homeowner's
Association member wanted the oppor-
tunity to voice her concerns about a pro-
posed development in the area in which
she lives.
"I'm really for clustering, for innova-
tive design I like to hear that," she
said. "... I've walked through that prop-
erty in spots it's very wet; there are
springs seeping out of the ground and
Lake Yvette board members are very
concerned about the lake."
Ryan and several other Lake Yvette
residents say Rooster Crossing, a pro-
posed development along land north of


Interstate 10, south of U.S. 90 and west
of South Lanier Road, is in a wetland
area and that South Lanier Road already
floods during a heavy rain.
Developers of Rooster Crossing
Plantation asked planning and zoning
commissioners to consider changing the
adopted land use district designation on
a 72-acre parcel of property from agri-
culture-3 to rural residential, which
would permit one dwelling per acre.
Ryan said she thinks there is already
a potential for flooding in the area, and
that "because of development and paved
roads, there's a lot more water in the
lake."
At issue were 27 acres of the 72 that
are located in an area populated with
ravines and wetlands.
"This 27-acre piece of land it cries
out, it needs an appropriate, hydrologi-


cal study," Ryan said.
Commissioner Gayle Sheffield said
roughly 13 of those 27 acres are already
zoned rural residential.
"I don't see what the harm is you
can't put houses there anyway," she
said.
But Bonnie Fowler, a member of the
Lanier Road Alliance, said members of
her group didn't want to take any
chances.
"The Lanier Road Alliance wanted to
make sure we address this before it's too
late," she said. "... I would really, really
think long and hard about this we have
a beautiful county. Let's think before we
change the density."
After one resident voiced concerns
that there might be a cemetery on the
property, Carmen Green, an engineer
with Blackhawk Engineering, said the


cemetery is located adjacent to the prop-
erty. not on it.
She also said Lanier Road is sched-
uled to be paved within the next year
and that Blackhawk plans to conduct
several studies of the area before begin-
ning site work. including an environ-
mental study and a topographical study.
The board voted to approve a change
:i .liiniil designation for the upper,
* e- I., 40 acres of the property to
rural "residential, contingent on the
determination that there is no graveyard
on the: property, and to leave the lower,
27-acr;e portion of the property as is.
Another business Nov. 16, commis-
sioners:
Approved a comp plan land use
amendment that would change the des-
ignation of half of a 10-acre parcel north
of Kittrell Road and east of High Bridge


Road from agriculture 2 to rural resi-
dential. This is roughly 3.5 miles south
of Quincy.
Approved changing a district desig-
nation southeast of Havana from agri-
culture-2 to agriculture-1 with the
understanding that the growth manage-
ment department staff will send the
amendment to the DCA for review.
Approved changing the adopted
land use on a 1.3-acre parcel west of
Quincy from agriculture-I to commer-
cial land use with a variance to allow a
cul-de-sac.
Approved a preliminary plat review
for phase II of Comfort Creek subdivi-
sion that called for'an 88-unit single-
family subdivision on a 441-acre parcel
on the north side of Reynolds Road east
of McCall Bridge Road and west of
Lake Talquin.


Lake Talquin reels




in developments


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The Gadsden County Planning and Zoning
Commission voted last week to table requests
from several developers interested in building in
the Lake Talquin area until the potential impact of
the subdivisions can be further studied.
Several Lake Talquin area residents spoke
against further development in the area, citing its
proximity to natural resources including Lake
Talquin State Forest and Lake Talquin.
Morrie Norwood Jr. and his wife, Katrinka,
recently bought property on Cook's Landing Road
and say they worry bringing more subdivisions
into the immediate area will have a negative
impact on natural habitats.
"I was raised in Tallahassee, but I have rela-
tives in Gadsden County. I grew up hunting and
fishing in Ocklawaha Creek," Mr. Norwood said.
"This is a place I always wanted to come and
live ... walking in the state forest, I've seen gopher
tortoises, woodpeckers we could live with the
outcome of this study, but I think it's necessary
because of the impact that whole area has taken in
recent years."
Earlier this year, the state Department of
Community Affairs notified county officials that it
found six proposed Gadsden County subdivisions
to be non-compliant with state law in regard to
comprehensive plan land use amendments, citing
what it called "leap-frog" patterns of land use
amendments throughout the county.
Gadsden County Growth Management
Director Bill McCord said Monday his office has
prepared a response to DCA's notice, citing the
DCA action as one of several reasons he recom-
mended to Planning and Zoning commissioners
last week to hold off on approving land-use
amendment requests by developers interested in
the Lake Talquin area.
Development of the area has increased in
recent years, and McCord said a study is warrant-
ed and recommended in light of DCA regulations.
"There's been a lot of activity down at Lake
Talquin Lake Talquin is a very popular place and
people are discovering it. There are a lot of recre-
ational opportunities the state forest, the lake I
have some concerns and think we should study
this to make sure we don't piecemeal something
together, to ensure protection and consistency
with land use patterns," McCord said. "We would
want to send notices out to area owners to get
them involved."
McCord said he planned to elicit input from
residents of the Lake Talquin area.
"DCA's concerns have kind of sparked this, but
it does seem we're being bombarded with new
developments in that area," he said Monday. "It
may be best to sit back and see what the commu-
nity feels is appropriate and what carrying capac-
ity is appropriate."
McCord said the study would also address


whether the property in question supports wildlife
habitats for endangered species, threatened
species and/or species of special concern. Bald
eagles, a threatened species, and several animals
in the species of special concern category -flat-
woods salamanders, red cockaded woodpeckers
and gopher tortoises use the Lake Talquin area as
habitats.
"We would want to, as part of the study,
involve Talquin Forest folks and look at things
like whether these are high quality versus low
quality habitats (on the property in question),"
McCord said at last week's meeting.
Jason Boone made the request to change the
comprehensive land use amendment on 68 acres
from agriculture 3 which permits one dwelling
per 20 acres to agriculture 1, which permits one
housing unit per 5 acres.
Boone wants to subdivide the parcel into 12
lots with an average of 5 acres each. The property
is located on the east side of Pat Thomas Parkway
and north and south of Cooks Landing Road.
Commissioners also voted to delay a vote on a
request from Eric Cohen 'to amend the comp
plan's future land use map by changing a nearby
29-acre parcel east of Pat Thomas Parkway, north
of Cooks Landing Road and east of South Country
Lane, Twin Oaks Lane and Cricket Lane from
Agriculture-3 to Agriculture-1.
"We've been continuously having requests like
this. Some things have gone through that really
bother some of us, I think," said Board Chairman
John Yerkees.
Katrinka Norwood is bothered by it.
"We just bought a $300,000 home out there.
We are concerned about the effect on roads, on
animals and on Lake Talquin if you continue to
allow subdivisions to move in out there," she said.
McCord said he anticipated a study of the area
could be completed by mid-summer.
In other action, commissioners voted to deny
an administrative appeal of an order issued by
McCord to discontinue using recreational vehicles
as permanent residences on property not designat-
ed as an RV park.
The Growth Management Department sent
notices in May 2001 telling James and Una Lee
and Elbert and Ann Johnson, who co-own a piece
of property on Cooks Landing Road, as well as to
Joyce Dykes, who owns property nearby, to dis-
continue using RVs as permanent residences.
Although all three parties said last week they
didn't use the RVs as permanent residences, com-
missioners determined a lack of documentation,
violation of several permitting regulations and
having more than one RV per quarter-acre were
sufficient reasons to deny the appeal. The group
will now have to remove the RVs from the prop-
erty.
All issues on the agenda at last week's meeting
will go before the Gadsden County Commission
Dec. 5.


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high winds that pushed through Gadsden County last week. Although strong, the winds caused
very little damage. Woodend said damage at the car dealership was limited to the missing awning
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4 The Gadsden County Times November 23,2006

o )pinions Colunxniis Letters to the Editor






A free exchange of ideas is necessary for good government and good co-lrnllnilities. ..


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor ,




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mention their picture, to appear in the
newspaper in a bad light. It's
embarrassing for them and their
families. The feeling is that everyone in
the county is looking at them and
making judgements that are not
positive.
Long ago I gave up going out socially.
There have been times when I walked
past people and heard things like "here
she comes, I'd better be quiet" or "don't
say anything around her or it will end
up in the newspaper". They really
didn't have to worry about me because
ten times out of ten what they were
saying wasn't worth repeating. It was
just gossip that wasn't worth repeating
and certainly not worth writing about. I
decided the best thing for me to do was
to limit my social interaction to the five
or six people that I know well.
Now it looks like I have to limit when
I go to restaurants. Recently I, along
with a friend, decided to have dinner.
When we arrived we opted carry-out
and ordered. Once we got in the car to
leave a gentleman came out of the
restaurant. He waved, I waved back. He
waved again, I waved back. I realized
that he was trying to stop us so we did
and I rolled down my window.
I didn't know the man, in fact, I had
never seen him in my life.
He began talking about his picture
being in the newspaper associated with
drugs. In short, he wanted to know who
was responsible because the placement


of his picture made it appear that he was
charged with a crime for which he was
not accused.
I told him that many of the pictures we
publish, especially mugshot associated
with crimes, come from the Sheriff's
Office or the police department. We
don't have mugshots here. I told him
that if the information on him was
incorrect he needed to go the the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office and
ask them to make the correction.
He said he was arrested but he was
"caught up" (on another drug charge)
and that he never had
methamphetamine. I guess, in his mind,
meth is worse than other illegal
substances. His friends, he said, had
been asking him about the drug and that
he didn't know what it was. I gathered
from him that it was causing him
embarrassment because his peers were
confused..
Whatever the reason, he wanted me to
let me know that he didn't like how he
was portrayed.
I don't know the difference between
illegal popular drugs and illegal
unpopular drugs. Apparently, some
illegal drugs are popluar in the white
community while others are popular in
the black community. The problem
arises when the labels are not clearly
defined.
I'm sorry I got it mixed up. I'll make
every effort, in the future, to make the
distinction.


I remember the exact date. November 25,
1965! I hadn't thought much about turkey
or dressing or "gathering" in the days
leading up to that Thanksgiving. I was way
too busy! I was only a couple of months
into my college career....and I had an
English professor who thought if we read
enough and studied enough and recited
enough we could bring John Milton back to
life!
I waited tables in the dining hall three
times a day for my board. Dean Webb was
bound and determined to cover the first
half of the history of the entire known
world before Christmas! I knew biology
was going to take a bite out of my time
when DriRamseur laid those fetal pigs up
on the table. I swept out the student union
for spending money. I spent more time in
the library than my dorm room. And I;
somehow, managed to make it to football
practice every day.
Between that schedule and the three or
four hours of sleep each night, I didn't
dwell on the upcoming holiday. It barely
even crossed my mind. Not until
Wednesday morning of the 24th. John
Stewart was preparing to head for Atlanta,
"Kes, you going to McKenzie for the
holidays?"
Well, no. It was 212 miles from Sewanee
to my house. I had no car. The bus only ran
across the mountain once or twice a week.
I had no money for such a trip anyway.
And hitchhiking might get me home but I
couldn't take the chance that I could make
it back by my first class on Monday.
It was no big deal. I was out on my own
now. I had been since Mom dropped me
off in front of Gailor Hall back in August.
This was college! I was in charge of my
life! I was making every decision about
where to be, when to be there and how to
cope with whatever came up after I got
there. It's called growing up! I'd manage....
It was NO BIG DEAL until about 9:30
am on Thanksgiving morning! Leon and
David Mark would be drifting into the
kitchen about now. They'd have to weave
in between Mom, Aunt Beatrice, Granny,
Aunt Adell, Aunt Ruby Nell....they
couldn't even sneak a pumpkin tart with all
those eyes watching....believe me, I know.
We'd been trying to "steal" a pre-
Thanksgiving bite since back when
Truman was president!
You could not imagine how forlorn this
campus was with 90 per cent of the


students gone. The quietness was near'
bout overwhelming! The bookstore was
closed, as was the student union and the
dining hall. About all that was left was me
and the overseas students.....and a half a
dozen dogs.
By ten o'clock Mom would be'arranging
things in the oven. The men would gather
around the fireplace, making fun of all the
talk emanating from the kitchen--but in
truth, Uncle F. D. could near make up for
all the women right by himself. And when
you threw Ben, Uncle Clifford and Dad in
there, the men could hold their own. Uncle
Womack was the only one who would not
be talking.
I walked downtown to Cotton Tenrrill's
Texaco Station. It was closed! In the total
sum of my college experience I had never
known Cotton not to be open. The wind
picked up and the temperature dropped as I
sat down on the bench in front of the City
Caf6. I didn't need to read the sign--the
locked doors and the dark interior gave me
the info I needed.
It was getting on toward eleven. The
smell of turkey and dressing, ham, turnip
greens, sweet potato casserole, squash and
boiling corn would be permeating through
the house. F. D. would be down toward the
end of the story about him and Uncle
Marvin and Lonnie taking the light out of
the Pentecostal Church during the Sunday
night service to search for a quarter.
I pulled my collar up around my neck and
started the eight mile walk to Monteagle. It
was too lonely to hang around this place!
And maybe I take back a little of what I
said about the college guy having
everything all worked out....
By the time Johnnie Johnson came along
in his old Ford and gave me a lift down to
the Monteagle Diner it was well past noon.
My folks would be selecting their places
around that big table. Mom would be
beaming as everyone settled in to enjoy the
meal she had been working on for two
days. They'd be bowing their heads about
now and Pa would be thanking the Creator
for this fine day and this fine food and for
this family being together at this special
time.....
It's amazing the things we take for
granted.
I pushed through the front door of the
Diner and noticed the emptiness of it.
See Hunkerin' on Page 14


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by Leslie Roberts, -
News Editor


Shoppers, start your engines


Bargain shoppers, start your engines.
Black Friday is upon us.
Hopefully, you've gotten plenty of rest
this week, stayed well-hydrated and done
some deep-breathing exercises.
This is an event to train for go in
unprepared and you're liable to be
trampled to death before 7 a.m. With a
little preparation, you can avoid serious
bodily injury until, say, 11 o'clock or so.
It's good to go ahead and plan your
route well in advance -
http://www.blackfriday.info/ has a list of
stores and their specials that will help you
do that.
The low Thursday night is expected to
be around 44 degrees, so I'd suggest
wearing layers, since by noon you will
have exhausted most of the good
bargains and it will be closer to 70ish or
so outside. Also, layers serve to help
cushion the blows you will sustain trying
to grab the last 36-inch HD TV off the
shelf.
When you get up at 3 a.m. to put on
coffee and recheck your route, it'll still be
pretty chilly. This is a good time to give
yourself a little pep talk "I will leave no
bargain behind" works well as a mantra,
as does "This year, neither rain, nor sleet,
nor snow, nor bitterly determined, 6-foot-
8-inch mother of nine will keep me from
the task at hand."
Spending time at a preschool before
you go will be helpful as well place a
Dora the Explorer doll on one table, a


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Mega T-Rex toy on the other. Watch to
see who reaches them first, and how they
are able to hang on to their bounty.
Shouting "Mine! Mine! Mine!" is a
good preliminary tactic. However, you
will likely find that the child who first
puts hand on the treasured item and bops
other preschoolers on the head with it is
most likely to be successful in retaining
his loot.
You are going to want a shopping list
for each store, arranged by department
with a correlating gift recipient name. If
you do not do this, you will wind up with
a fondue pot or a fruitcake as a
permanent fixture in your home.
There are several theories about where
the name "Black Friday" came from -
some theorize that retailers operate at a
financial loss for most of the year and
make the bulk of their profit on the day
after Thanksgiving.
Another theory comes from the fact that
the shopping experience on this day can
be extremely stressful. The term is used
as a comparison to the catastrophic and
chaotic experience of Black Thursday a
reference to the Wall Street crash of 1929
- or other black days like the Eyemouth
Disaster of 1881 in which 189 Scottish
fisherman lost their lives during a storm.
Which reminds me, do watch your eyes
and your mouth during the Nov. 24
shopping frenzy helmets with face
guards are a good idea.
Happy Holidays.


Letters

to the
to thEditor




Commissioners

take us for

another ride

Citizens of Gadsden County I hope that you have
your boarding pass in hand, our County
Commissioners have taken us for another ride. Our
commissioners seem to have hit a new level of
unbelief by hiring a man that's not a resident of this
county, can't vote in this county, and doesn't pay
any taxes in this county. But for some reason our
commissioners believe he sure is qualified to oversee
the operations of this county.
If I may, here is what our commissioners have just
done for us. The salary package our conunissioners
have given to our new county manager is so beyond
reality I have a hard time believing they would allow
it to be put in a newspaper. If you look real close at
just what our commissioners have given out of your
pocket to hire this man you can see what I mean. I
truly believe that the entire bunch of commissioners
should be impeached, fired and or charged for the
deliberate and gross misuse and mismanagement of
public funds.
As stated by the Gadsden County Times, Mr.
Brown was given a starting salary of $110,000.00
per year. Now let's look at what it really says. At
$110,000 annual plus $600 per month vehicle
allowance that comes to $117,600, and we still pay
for his gas and car upkeep.
Now, for 40 hours per week for 52 weeks that
equals 2080 work hours per year. Now, deduct 300
hours for annual leave, that equals 1780 work hours
per year. Now divide $117,200 by 1780 and that
gives you $65.84 per hour, or $6.52 per minute.
WOW.
Now this doesn't include sick time allowed, any
health package nor expense account. What a fine
deal our commissioners got us. But you say, Mr.
Brown got a 4.52 evaluation rating, why shouldn't
he? He was hired by our commissioners who rated
him-anything less would show just how bad they
messed up by paying him the salary they just gave
him, DA!
Now for the rest of us folks not in favor with the
county commissioners, who average around $25,000
a year. This salary breaks down to about $8.90 an
hour or almost $.15 per miute. Make you feel better?
And we still have to pay for our own gas to drive
home inside Gadsden County.
Please tell me again why we hired these. people? I
think somehow we've become confused: whether
you believe it or not these folks work for us, WE
THE PEOPLE. You might want to consider
watching them a little closer.

Justin Cocherell


Mailing

holiday gifts

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pickup is free. No need to go to
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Any weight, any state that's
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There are five options for
shipping gifts in the U.S. or
around the world:
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in two to three business days.
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365 days a year to most U.S.
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countries. An economical way to
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United States and the Republic of
South Korea.
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a date-certain service that
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thousands of destinations in more
than 190 countries.
The peak mailing day is
expected to be Monday, Dec. 18,
when an estimated 280 million
cards and letters will be mailed,
nearly three times that of an
average day.


November is

Diabetes

Awareness

Month
Community, migrant, public
housing and homeless health
centers are working hard to treat
and prevent diabetes, a disease
that disproportionately affects
minorities and is the sixth leading
cause of death in the United
States.
There are over 20.8 million
Americans living with diabetes,
accounting for 7% of the total
U.S. population. Of these 20.8
million, an estimated 6.2 million
people are undiagnosed.
Diabetes is also one of the most
prevalent chronic diseases among
health center patients. Gadsden
Medical Center sees a lot of
diabetic patients who have been
living with the disease but were
never tested.
They not only provide the
testing, but teach the patients
how to manage the disease with
proper nutrition, exercise and
regular testing. The health center
model is focused on quality,
patient-centered, preventive care,
so that chronic diseases never
reach the acute stage where the
treatment is costlier and less
effective.
Health center patients are two
times more likely to have
glycohemoglobin tests performed
at regular intervals than the
national norms and are better able
to avoid the complications that
go along with the disease,
according to the Health Services
and Resources Administration
(HRSA), which administers the
federal health centers program.
Compared to non-Hispanic
whites, non-Hispanic blacks are
1.8 times more likely to have
diabetes, Hispanic/Latinos are 1.7
times more likely, and American
Indians and Alaska Natives are
2.2 times more likely to be
diagnosed.
It was estimated that in 2002,
diabetes accounted for
approximately 19% of national
health care expenditures, totaling
$92 billion. However, many of
the complications that drive up
the cost of diabetes, such as heart
disease and nontraumatic
amputations, can be prevented
through early detection,
improved delivery of care, and
better education of patients on
self-management.
November is National Diabetes


Awareness Month. If you think
you might have diabetes, please
schedule a visit at Gadsden
Medical Center by calling 875-
9500 to get tested.


Jlunker down

with V

KIes

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


One ghost of Thanksgiving past








The Gadsden County Times November 23,2006 5


A 'Wonderful' play
The cast of "It's a Wonderful Life" works out the last-minute bugs during rehearsals Tuesday
night. The play will be presented by Quincy Music Theater Dec. 1-3 and 8-10. Several Gadsden
County residents are cast in roles in the Christmas-themed play sponsored by The Gadsden


County Times. (Photo by Wayne Conner)


Holiday events


Sixth edition in series
of collectible pewter
ornaments now
available for Florida
Christmas trees in Florida
may now be adorned with the
sixth edition of The Original
Florida Christmas Ornament,
according to Martin Miazza,
designer of the copyrighted
series.
The designs are distinctive
and change annually. The new
ornament shows two Florida
Palm trees and comes in either
polished pewter or in pewter
with a 14-karat gold overlay.
"We expect the latest edition
of the Florida ornament to be
highly successful," Miazza said,
"just as the editions have been
for Missississippi, Alabama,
Georgia, Louisiana, Texas,
Tennessee and Arkansas where
the past issues are still sought by
collectors."
This year's ornament is larg-
er than in the past; however, it
still fits into the free gift box
which was designed especially
for it."'The ornament contains
almost 50 percent more pewter
than in the past, and the oval
frame, which is made up of
holly leaves and berries, has the
word Florida at the top and 2004
at the bottom.
Miazza, who has been in
business since 1965, says he is
fortunate to have Maurice
Milleur reproduce his designs
each year. Milleur, a native of
Belgium, has lived in the South
for over twenty years where he
has earned a national reputation
for his handmade pewter jewel-
ry. He is now a U.S. citizen.
For a free brochure with
additional information on this
ornament as well as many other
Christmas items, contact Martin
Miazza at 1-800-476-1208 or
you are invited to visit his store
on the internet at
www.MartinMiazza.com.
The current edition of the
Florida ornament is $11.95 in
polished pewter and $16.95 with
the gold overlay.


State parks to host
holiday events

The Florida Park Service will
host holiday events November
2006 through January 2007
including candlelit garden tours,
festivals, parades and parties to
celebrate the holiday season.
"Florida State Parkt from the
Panhandle to the Keys are cele-
brating the holiday season with
almost 20 events," said Florida
Park Service Director Mike
Bullock. "The holiday season is
a wonderful time to celebrate
with friends and family in the
natural setting of Florida's state
parks."
Dreaming of a Camellia
Christmas
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
December 1, 2006
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens
State Park
3540 Thomnasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 487-4556
Visitors will enjoy live holi-
day music, hot apple cider,
cookies, a silent auction and a
candlelit stroll through the
park's gardens. In addition,
guests can tour the historic dec-


orated winter home of Alfred
and Louise Maclay. Admission
to this event is free but dona-
tions are welcomed.
Holiday Greenery Arranging
Workshop
10:00 a.m.
December 2, 2006
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens
State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 487-4115
Participants will create beau-
tiful holiday arrangements and
learn tips to decorate homes
with common vegetation.
Greenery will be provided, and
a list of additional items to bring
will be provided at pre-registra-
tion. The workshop and park
admission are free, but dona-
tions will be accepted.

New Year's Eve
December 31, 2006
Edward Ball Wakulla
Springs State Park
550 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, Florida
(850) 224-5950
Guests can celebrate with
appetizers and drinks at the his-
toric Wakulla Springs Lodge
before taking an evening cruise
on the Wakulla River.
Following the cruise, partici-
pants will enjoy dinner in the
lodge. The event is $75.00 per
.couple and $40.00 for singles,
reservations are required.

Theatre A La Carte
presents the musical
Triumph of Love
The tongue-in-cheek musical
adaptation of the classic
Marivaux comedy, Triumph of
Love will open Theatre A La
Carte's season with witty repar-
tee, sexy comedy, inspired buf-
foonery and tender poignancy of
this charming chamber musical.
Performances of Triumph of
Love will be held at 8 p.m. on
December 1, 7, 8 and 9.


World of Taste
presented by GTI
The Practical Nursing class
of Gadsden Technical Institute
presented a World of Taste
Thursday, Nov. 9.
The students presented cui-
sine, cultures and nutrition from
Ethiopia, Mexico, China,
American Soul food and the
Mediterranean.
Each category was judged on
presentation, nutritional value,
dietary habits and primary
methods of food preparations.
This event was a class partic-
ipation effort and offered an
array of knowledge for all.
Sponsorship for this event was
provided by Mr. A. Sparks,
director, Mrs. D. Dunbar and
Mrs. L. Johnson, instructors,
and Ms. R. Herring, secretary.

Quincy native
recognized for
AmeriCorps work
Quincy native, Monsieur
Jackson was a part of the 2005 -
2006 Florida State Park
AmeriCorps Class.
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida Park Service
today recognized 27 state
AmeriCorps participants for
their commitment to the state
park system. During their 11
months of service, volunteers
coordinated cleanup and envi-
ronmental protection efforts.
During their service period,
the volunteers tracked sea tur-
tles and gopher tortoises at Fort
Clinch State Park, and removed
a derelict shrimp boat from the
Talbot Islands. In addition,
volunteers repaired a boardwalk
at Lake Talquin State Park and
provided trail maintenance at
Lake Kissimmee, Wekiwa, Blue
Spring, Tomoka, O'Leno, Mike
Roess Gold Head Branch and
Ichetucknee state parks.
For more about Florida State
Parks, or to sign up as a Florida
AmeriCorps participant, visit
www.floridastateparks.org.


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Simmons said after the meeting
he hopes the workshop will help
board members work together
more efficiently.
"I want to create a vision so we
can all be on one page, to get a
consensus for guidelines and
establish a protocol for what
issues are most important," he
said. "I want to try to move this
district forward."
The board on Tuesday approved
the consent agenda and Jamne,
request to table an item calling
for the razing of the old Quincy
High School. The Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School


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currently uses part of that facility.
Board member Eric Hinson
asked in a meeting last month
whether the building could be
saved, and James asked the board
Tuesday night to remove the
request to raze the building until
alternatives could be further
studied.
The board also recognized
Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist
Church for its participation in the
faith-based initiative, and
awarded a plaque to Pastor
Matthew Carter.
The next regular school board
meeting is Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.
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McGriff faces charges in Havana shooting


Held without bond

for attempted murder

of Lorenzo Aaron Jr.
Saturday afternoon 24-year-old
Keldrick Markeith McGriff, 41
McNair Road in Havana, turned him-
self in the authorities for the Nov. 14
shooting of 22-year-old Lorenzo
Aaron, Jr., also of Havana.


Lorenzo Aaron, Jr. Keldrick McGriff


Witnesses to the shooting said an
argument had started between the two
men who had been drinking with a
group of friends earlier that Tuesday.
The argument continued when the
two coincidently ran into each other
later the same night in a different
neighborhood.
When deputies arrived on the
scene they were told that a dark col-
ored car and a white car had recently
left the scene where shots were fired.


Both vehicles headed north on
Highway 27. Deputy Derrick
Edwards and Corporal William
Buckhalt were able to catch the white
vehicle in the area of Highway 27
North and Glade Road.
Aaron was inside the vehicle with
a gunshot wound to the right arm and
another near his pelvic area. He was
airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital where he was listed in stable
condition.


Investigators were able to deter-
mine that the weapon used was a .22
caliber automatic pistol and that the
shooter was McGriff.
He has been charged with one
count of attempted murder, one count
of possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon, 3 cts. of discharging a
firearm in public and violation of pro-
bation on a previous drug charge.
He is in the Gadsden County Jail
with no bond.


Inmates contribute $30,000 + time to charities


Join with Lions

Clubs to help

restore glasses

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

So far this year, the inmates
and staff at Gadsden
Correctional Facility in Gretna
have raised and donated over
$30,000 dollars and thousands
of hours to local charities.
There are over 1,100 women
incarcerated in the sprawling
minimum and medium security
facility which is in the midst of
expanding to accommodate
another 350 women.
"They have a lot of time on
their hands so the projects bene-
fit them and the community. We
try to teach them that they
should take this experience and
turn it into something positive,"
said Richard Crutcher, GCF's
Public Information Officer.
The longest running commu-
nity partnership, since 1999,
with GCF is the Lion's Club
eyeglass project. Used eyeglass-
es are collected from throughout
the Lion's District, which
stretches from Pensacola to
Lake City, and sent to Panama
City. They are checked for pre-
cious metals and those contain-
ing metals are recycled.
The others, over 10,000, are
boxed and sent to GCF. Inmates,
using a special solution, wash,
clean, and determine the pre-
scription used in the eyeglasses.
Using a Lion's-purchased
machine the inmates record the
prescription and make label
cards for each pair before pack-
aging them in plastic.
The eyeglasses are taken
back to Panama City, loaded on
the Mercy Ship and sent to
countries in South and Central
America and the Caribbean for
distribution to people who could
otherwise not afford them.
"We call it a win-win situa-
tion for everyone," said local
Lion's Past District Governor
Howard Young.
The women are involved in
community service projects that
give them an outlet and do
something for the community.
One such program "stitchin'
through time" teaches inmates
to cross stitch tiny pillows with
words of encouragement or sim-
ply sayings on each.
"The women work on these
project once a week as a group
and many of them work on their
own in the dormitories," said
Robin Conrad, activities direc-
tor.
The pillows are donated to
the Guardian Ad Litem
Program, an advocacy program
for abused kids in the judicial
system. The pillows are also
sold and the proceeds go to the
organizatoin.
In the "Teddy Bear" pro-
gram, women make bears for the
Refuge House, a shelter for bat-
tered women and abused chil-
dren. The organization uses the
bears as a fundraiser as well as
care bears given to children who
are in crisis.
The "Knit Wits" is another
program that benefits the
Refuge House. Inmates knit
blankets, shawls, and scarves for
those in Refuge House as well
as for family members.
Most recently, GCF teamed
with the Healthy Start Coalition
for the Moses Project. The
women turn laundry baskets into


baby cribs to help prevent
deaths from co-sleeping.
"We make the complete set
from mattresses to covers to
receiving blankets and even the
wash cloths," said Conrad.
Currently about 30 women are
involved in the Moses Project.
"We are so grateful for the
women participating in this
project. I hear they are very
excited about it and from the
looks of their finished products
they love what they're doing,"
said Kelly Parker, Healthy Start
Coalition executive director.
Each year, during the holiday
season, inmates adopt a local
family and make toys and
donate other items for a happy
holiday season.
Conrad said the families are
chosen from a list provided by
the Department of Children and
Families.
Crutcher said last year the
facility became involved
involved with two canine-relat-
ed programs. Through the
"AU Project" (Auburn
University) inmates train detec-
tion dogs. The pups are sent to
the facility from Auburn


GCI inmate Quinella Griggs cleans and labels about 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses each month collected by Lions Club members like
W. 0. Whittle, center, and Howard Young. (Photo by Alice DuPont


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Inmate handler Wynn McDonald trained Zody to detect


weapons and bombs.


University when they are eight
weeks old. Using a prescribed
format, the women can take up
to 18 months to train these ani-
mals to sniff out explosives and
weapons.
The dogs are also used in
school security. There are five
dogs in the "Hide and Seek
Breeding Program."
Ten dogs make up the Canine
Companions for Independence
Program. Called "service" ani-
mals, the dogs are taught to
serve the disabled and ill.
Canine Companions for
Independence is a non-prpofit
organization that enhances the
lives of people with disabilities
by providing highly trained
assistance dogs and on-going
support to ensure quality part-
nership," said one of the women
trainers.
The four categories of train-
ing at GCF are:
Service dogs that help
adults with disabilities by per-
forming a variety of physical
tasks such as retrieving dropped
items, turning light switches on
and off and opening doors.
Skilled companion dogs
that assist children with disabili-
ties and severely disabled adults
under the supervision of a facili-
tator, parent, spouse, or caregiv-
er. Skilled companion clogs are
also equally valued by their


companionship, which boost
confidence and alleviates feel-
ings of isolation.
Hearing dogs assist people
who are deaf or hard of hearing
and alert them to key sounds
See GCI on Page 14


Gadsden County

Sheriff's office

arrest report
Nov. 20, 2006

Willie Knight-VOP/felony
battery; Keldrick McGriff-
Fleeing and eluding w/sirens
and lights, VOP/possession of
cocaine, attempted murder/pos-
session of F/A by convicted
felon-discharging F/A in public
and FTA obstruction giving
false ID to law enforcement
officer; Juanita Baker-grand
theft by PWBC; Sara Vides-
criminal use of personal ID
information; Fabian Rodriquez-
VOP/possession of marijuana
L/T 20 grams.
Joaquin Quezada-sexual bat-
tery (8cts); Donnell Smith-
VOP/possession of cocaine;
Roderick Ross-VOP/grand
theft: Vincent Cuavers-
VOP/aggravated battery;
Brandon Scott-introduction of
contraband into a detention
facility: Angela Brown-PWBC.


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Anchor Club News

Robert F. Munroe Day School Anchor Club receives their new shirts. The colors changed to
blue and yellow. Co-Presidents Ashton Fallis and Sarah Powell designed the new shirt with the
Anchor Club logo on the back and MUNROE ANCHOR on the front. The new logo symbolizes
all Anchors of Munroe with their service to their community and school, their friendship among
each other, and their role as citizens making Impressions for Life. Showing off their new shirts
are: Front row: Dominique Woodward. Next row: Heather Martin, Cassie Smith, Elizabeth
Clark, and Ashton Fallis. Back row: Alyse Cooper, Crystal Tzintzun, Clara McLendon, and
Desiree Whiddon.

Cotton Hall Christmas to have premier


Greensboro's Thrift Store


finds new home on Green Ave.


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The United Methodist Thrift Store in
Greensboro has been a Gadsden County staple.
for years.
Opened in 1982 as an initiative of the Florida
United Methodist Conference, the store offers
reasonably-priced, used clothing and other
goods. It's completely self-supporting pro-
ceeds raised go for overhead costs, missions and
church.needs and all workers are volunteer.
The store called the old Greensboro train
depot home from 1986 until fall of 2005, when
Progress Energy announced plans to put an elec-
trical wire overhead and wanted the depot
removed.
The West Gadsden Historical Society ended
up buying and moving the depot; the thrift store
is now at 52 Green Ave.
"Business has picked up it was kind of slow
after we moved," thrift store committee treasur-
er Eudene Rowan said. "We're crowded we
really need more room."
Gadsden County United Methodist churches
including Centenary, Forest Hills, Old Mt.
Pleasant, Sycamore, Glen Julia and
Chattahoochee First UMC support the store with
volunteers and donations; so do several Liberty
County churches, including Grace United
Methodist Church in Hosford.
Rowan, who has been involved with the thrift
shop since its opening, said she's taken pleasure
in being part of the group effort to provide low-
cost necessities to area residents.
"I have enjoyed it. It's a lot of work I


wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it," she said.
The thrift store is open Wednesdays from
8:30-11 a.m.; Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and
Saturday from 1-5 p.m.


Eudene Rowan is one of several area United
Methodist women who volunteer at the thrift
store in Greensboro. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


A messenger, three special
gifts, a distant journey and the
arrival of a first-born son. It's
Christmas but not the first
Christmas, and it's not in
Bethlehem.
It's Christmas time in Miller
County, 1942, and the last per-
son anyone wants to see is the
telegraph messenger. Doors are
locked and shades are drawn as
town folks avoid his arrival.
With a bundle of special deliver-
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Christmas Eve, Andy the tele-
graph man has to find some
pretty inventive ways to deliver
his news. A soldier's long await-
ed journey to be home for
Christmas hangs in the balance.
Cotton Hall Christmas, a
nostalgic glimpse into regional
stories from the World War II
era, and filled with traditional
Christmas tunes of the time,
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Georgia.
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the stories of every-day miracles
that happen around us, even in
difficult times. And above all, it
delivers the true meaning of
Christmas.
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8 The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006


She made a difference at


retna


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The Rev. Bernyce Clausell is not
sure why she felt drawn to Gretna in
1985.
The Tallahassee minister, who
served at Calvary Baptist Church in
Tallahassee until her retirement in
1996, was nearing 70 at the time.
Whatever the reason, she made a
difference in an impoverished city
where some did not have plumbing and
many houses were in disrepair.
"There was a terrible house fire -
four or five children were killed,"
recalls Aaronetta Clausell Frison,
Clausell's 56-year-old daughter.
"Then there was a rash of fires after
that it was almost like a plague on
Gretna. We sort of adopted Gretna.
After getting over there, we saw there
was poverty in the community. We
started bringing mostly food and cloth-
ing from time to time we brought
cash. Mother gave a spiritual message
and prayed and so forth."
At a reception at Bethel AME
Church in Tallahassee Saturday, Gretna
Mayor Nadine Smith gave Clausell a
resolution thanking her for her contri-
butions some 20 years ago. The two-
day event was planned to celebrate
Clausell's 90th birthday.
Neither Smith nor current Gretna
City Manager Antonio Jefferson were
involved with city council at the time
Clausell was visiting Gretna; even so,
Jefferson said Monday the decision to
draft a resolution honoring Clausell
was easy to make.
"From what I've read, it was real
touching that someone of her stature
was assisting our community,"
Jefferson said.
Clausell said her work in Gretna was
a labor of love.
"I went to Gretna so many times .. I
enjoyed the trips. I just love getting
things together for people. I love col-
lecting and saving things for people
that I think they would like," Clausell
said.
Born in Thompson, Ga., Clausell
grew up in New York City. She was
working as a registrar for the National
Council of Churches when she met her
future husband, the Rev. James Aaron
Clausell. The two married in 1945 and
moved to Tallahassee soon after.
She got the call to preach in 1971.
Even in retirement, she is often asked to
fill in for communion services or wed-
* dings or other church services.
Frison, who works at the Florida
State Hospital in Chattahoochee and
lives next door to her mother in
Tallahassee, teamed up with her sister,
the Rev. Mary Clausell Lewis, to plan a
two-day event to commemorate their
mother's good works and celebrate her
turning 90.
"She's my hero," said Frison. "She
is everything I would want to be a
lightbulb came on one day and said,
'Hey I'm in a household with some-
one who exemplifies a caring and suc-
cessful Christian.' She's the one I look
up to."
Clausell was a teacher in Leon
County public schools for years, and
taught her daughter to savor the written


At a reception at Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee Saturday,

Gretna Mayor Nadine Smith gave Clausell a resolution thank-

ing her for her contributions some 20 years ago. The two-day

event was planned to celebrate Clausell's 90th birthday.


The Rev. Bernyce Clausell. w ho made it her mission 20 years ago to provide food, clothing and cash to needy Gretna
residents, shown here in a photograph that was featured in the "Wisdom of the Ages" art exhibit at the Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Science March-August. (Photo by Betsey Barfield, courtesy Mary Brogan Museum of Art and
Science.)


word.
"She told us the same thing she told
her students always be a lady, capital-
ize on your skills and hobbies, because


they could lead to a career. Reading
meant everything she loves poetry,"
Frison said.
Several surprises awaited Clausell


last weekend: one of the first was the
sight of two limousines parked at her
curb.
"What really shocked me when I


went out of my house, they had two
limousines sitting there. I said, 'My
gracious.'" she said. "At the reception,
they had all of my plaques on a long
table beautifully laid out. I looked at all
the people and I was kind of awed. And
all these people they sang 'Happy
Birthday' to me as I walked in."
Leon County Commissioner Cliff
Thaell was the master of ceremonies;
Tallahassee City Commissioner Debbie
Lightsey spoke, as did Augustus
Colson, a Chaires evangelist who is
also editor of Church Times magazine,
and Julie Montanaro, an anchor for
WCTV news.
"I was so amazed at all the people
who were there I was in awe, just sit-
ting there with my mouth open,"
Clausell said.
Frison also waited until the recep-
tion to tell her mother she is retiring
Nov. 30 after 32 years at Florida State
Hospital. She offered her retirement as
a gift to her mother and plans to spend
more time with her.
"I'm telling you I said, 'Not real-
ly!' We've been talking about that for
years," Clausell said. "Man was I
thrilled."
At a Sunday Homecoming Service
at Calvary Baptist Church, people got a
chance to share ways in which Clausell
had made an impact on their lives.
"The first speaker was a little boy
when I saw him last one of the first to
be baptized in the pool," Clausell said.
"Now he's a preacher in Tennessee. At
the afternoon service, Angelo Riley -
one of the young men I ordained and
who served as my assistant pastor for a
while said he owes all his success and
his ambition to succeed to me. It made
me feel kind of humble."
There were a lot of surprises and a
lot of treasured friends and family
members at the weekend celebration;
the biggest surprise, they saved 'til last.
"When I was working in the public
schools, I had finished my master's
degree and wanted a PhD. integration
had not yet taken place," Clausell recol-
lected. "I asked Amos P. Godby who
was superintendent of schools.. at the
time who to see about getting a PhD.
And he told me who to contact at FSU.
I had told my husband beforehand, and
he said it was fine, but when I told him
it was in place, my husband had a fit. I
mean an F-I-T. He said, 'This house
isn't big enough for two doctorates.'
So, I gave it up. I didn't want him to
have a stroke he was 30 years older
than me. But it hurt, it really hurt. I
finally got over it after three years, with
God's help."
Sunday evening, as the weekend's
events wound down, Clausell was
preparing to speak to those assembled.
Calvary Baptist minister Kevin
Johnson approached her before she got
started.
He presented her with an honorary
doctorate of divinity from King's Way
Victory Bible College. She stared at
him in disbelief.
"I said, 'What?' I couldn't speak,"
she said. "I cried and cried and cried
and cried. They were tears of joy and
thankfulness. Later, I said, 'Boy that
was something. I never had anything
like that happen before."


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Superintendent, school board receive

national award from Black educators
Dr. Earnest White, chairman of the Governance and Education Commission of the National Alliance
of Black School Educators, presented Superintendent Reginald C. James and the Gadsden County
School Board the Excellence in Education Award at their Annual Luncheon on November llth in
Orlando, Florida. The honor is bestowed for outstanding progress in the pursuit of Excellence and
Equity in Public Education and Policy Implementation. For more information, contact Dr. Earnest
White at (864) 921-0646 or e-mail earnestwhit@aol.com. With the award are, left to right: Charlie
Frost, Superintendent Reginald C. James, Dr. Earnest White and Isaac Simmons Jr.


TCC campus notes

Angels in art, literature & life
As a part of TCC's commitment to reaching out
to, not only its students, but the community as
well, the College will be hosting Showcase TCC -
a faculty lecture series open to the public that fea-
tures first class professors sharing their passion
and expertise in their field of study. Dr. Elisabeth
Stein will be featured in the first four-week series.
Her lectures, entitled Angels in Art, Literature,
and Life, will run on Thursday evenings in the
month of November (excluding Thanksgiving),
from 7 9 p.m. The group will meet in room 123
in TCC's EWD building. Cost for the four-week
series is $20, although a prorated rate may be
offered if you cannot attend all four lectures in the
series. For more information call (850) 201-8760.

Theatre presents "A Christmas Story"
"You'll shoot your eye out!" Follow nine-year-
old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine
official Red Ryder BB Gun. This hysterical come-
dy of a boy's dream has captivated millions for
decades. Now come see the magic live in Turner
Auditorium on TCC's campus. Directed by David
Turner, the show runs November 30 December 2
and December 7 9 at 8:00 p.m. each night. For
ticket information, call (850) 201-2787.

Attention engineers, architects and
related professionals
If you interested in updating 'your knowledge


with the latest technology or renewing your
license, TCC offers evening courses once per
week in the following subjects: AutoCAD 2007,
Autodesk VIZ 2007 (3D Studio), Arcview GIS,
Spatial Analyst, GPS, Surveying and
Construction. For more information, contact Dr.
Zoreh Moshir, Chair of the Engineering and
Technology Program at 850-201-8334 or e-mail
her at moshirz@tcc.fl.edu.

Women's History Month
Tallahassee Community College is currently
accepting nominations for Women's History
Month, which takes place in March. Each year,
TCC hosts a Women's History Month celebration,
honoring ten outstanding community women who
have demonstrated the national theme of "Women
Inspiring Hope and Possibility." Nominations
will be accepted now through December 8.
Nomination forms are available online at
www.tcc.fl.edu. For more information, call 850-
201-8146.

Register Now!
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plan your classes around your life, instead of plan-
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addition to a customized schedule, TCC offers 65
academic programs and more than 350 training
programs to meet your needs. Register on-line at
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The Gadsden County Times November 23,2006 9


Anna's date with a star...


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Anna Massey knew what she
wanted before the bidding start-
ed.
The 11-year-old Quincy resi-
dent was at an auction designat-
ed as a fundraiser for her school,
Betton Hills Prepatory School,
Nov. 12 when bidding began on
the item she was interesetd in: A
lunch date with Matthew
Underwood, who plays Logan
on Nickolodeon's "Zoey 101."
"He's 16 and he drives a
BMW," Anna noted Monday
during an interview.
Anna and her mother met
Matthew and his mother at Chez
Pierre, where he presented her
with roses, a balloon, a teddy
bear he had signed and a prop
from the set of his show that all
cast members signed.
"I was thinking, 'Oh my
goodness, I cannot believe,'"
Anna recalls. "Once we got
there, I thought, 'Oh my good-
ness, I can.'"
The two chatted easily, Anna
said, about a variety of topics:
video games, the set of "Zoey
101," and animals "How we
think the ugly ones are cute,"
she said.
"He was very nice he was
funny, too," she added.


"Zoey 101" star Matthew Underwood, left, gets to know
Quincy resident Anna Massey, 11. (Photo submitted)


Anna's mother, Donna
Massey, sat with Matthew's
mother during the meal and said
she thought the meeting went
well.


Big Bend Hospice and the
Gadsden County Advisory Council
cordially invite you to attend the




Thursday, November 30
6:00 pm
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2 N. Adams St.
Quincy, Florida
Reception follows service

Please join us as we remember the lives of loved
ones who are no longer with us, but whom we hold
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"The neat thing about
Matthew is that he is just so
down to earth, so grounded,"
Massey said. "He is very sweet.
I knew they were going to get
along fine when I heard them
talking about belching."
Matthew attended the Nov.
12 auction, mixing with stu-
dents, parents and teachers and
signing 8x10 glossies for fails.
"Every child who wanted a
picture taken with him got one -
he's very gracious," Massey
said.
After lunch, the group went
shopping at Burlington Coat
Factory, where Matthew picked
out two jackets and the two fam-
ilies went their separate ways.
They'll meet again Nov. 25,
when Anna travels to a
Thanksgiving Day parade in
Orlando in which Matthew is a
participant. The two have plans
to go to Universal Studios after-
ward, she said.
But that's not all.
"On spring break, we're
going to California to hang out


HBig Bend
Hospice


,'Sweet'

with Matthew and his mom,"
Massey said, to which Anna
responded, "Sweet!"
Matthew, who lived in Fort
Pierce until two years ago when
he and his family moved to
California to support his blos-
soming career, signed his Chez
Pierre menu for Anna with the
following words:
"To Anna This was such a
fun day! This place is sooo cool!
Next time we come back to
Florida, we have to hang ouit and
check out Alligator Springs or
something! Thanks for hangin'
out with me today."
Anna is taking the whole
Hollywood thing in stride.
Still, she admits it's a bit out
of the ordinary to have met and
socialized with a TV actor.
"Just getting to meet a person
from the set it's not something
you do every day," she said.


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Long

B) Joe Ferolito


Ha'ana Times, Sports Editoi Jim
Henry eked out a w.in o'.er inme last
week in m\ head to head picking col-
umn as his 6-4 pickings out did m, 5-
5.
The loss made my lecoid S-4 for
the \ear and ended my hopes foi a 10
vin ',ear.


Alo


All that can be foigonen if I cant
v. in my tinal match in m\ iial',,
week
This will be my 29th column \itth
m\ rtal and the luitherest apart xie've
ever been an time during nvalr \ieek.
Son Joe\ and daughter-in-law
Juhe moved to Dallas earlier this ',eai


in career change moves.
Joe;, is a Regional SalesTeamn
Promotions Manager for the McDa'. id
Conimpn, a sports medical.'pioiece. e
apparel contpan\ based out of
Woodridee. Illinois. His regional area
include s Mihssissippi. Oklahoma.
Texas. Arkanasj,. and Louisi:na. He
calls on trainer, and equipment man-
agers of college and professional teamnis
in the region and o',eisees the sale,
torce that v.oIks '. ith the team dealers
in those states.
Julie v. oiks fol the Ro'wland-
Reading Foundation. based in
Madison. \\isconsin. She is. the
Superkids leading coniiulIant tor Texas
and Oklahoma.
The\ both seem quite happ,\ ith
their nev, careers while I still plue
along here and nsiis them.
I'll really' mis,, them Thanksim ing
as this %iIll be the tusi tunt: '.e been
separated fiomr Joe', .1at his holiday ,
time in his lile
But back to our nixali\ whichc h he
leads 13-101 \- th 5 te ..\ ni\alr I'll


end if I can ever get even with him.
Thi, ,e.u the FSU fan says things.
v ill so like this...
FLORIDA ,'eL FSU-G.toi, are
bearable. Nole' are ju-st bad
BOSTON COLLEGE o'.er
MIAMI-No boAl for UNM.
NORTH CAROLINA o'.ei DUKE-
Can DukeoI 0-12 i Lcs'i
TEXAS o\ei TEXAS .\AM-Te\xa,
Call stop the lulln.
CLEMSON o'.ei SOUTH CAR-
OLINA-'llII take the home team.
NOTRE DAME o'er USC-Irish
should be 'v.ell rested.
MARYL-,ND o.ei WAKE FOR-
EST-\\ak c nis.'. out on the ACC title
game
GEORGIA omei GEORGIA TECH-
Gi(e me rthe home team, ag.un.
OLE MISS ovei MISSISSIPPI
STATE-These teains ale hard to fi.2ure
LSU o,er ARKANSAS-SEC too
touL'h foir Hugs to 0go .nbieatenr
And Joe I '.*. ll bhe ough ito heat but
I'll tr- tL inch up in thi-, ri'.alrr with....
FLORIDA\ o' er FSU-Gatois ,are .Is[t


the best team this
BOSTON COLLEGE over
MIAMI-Canes don't deserve a bowl
bid.
NOR-TH CAROLINA over DUKE-
Bring on the round ball.
TEXAS over TEXAS A&M-
Longhorns hook the Aggies.
SOUTH CAROLINA over CLEM-
SON-The oie hall coach will help the
Ga.tors v. ith a '.'. in
NOTRE DAME over USC- But
Insh ha'.e tiouble beating none
\ith a defen-e.
\\AKE FOREST over MARY-
LAND-\\Vh', not ha'.e the Deac, in the
ACC tile Lc'ie '
OLE MISS o\er MISSISSIPPI
STATE-\Who ,..ants to figure thee
earni, out'
GEORGIA oxei GEORGIA TECH-
Da,.g' on't ihkL it but the\ too v, ill
help out the Gatioi c.au.se v.ith a \'. in
ARKANSAS o,.ei LSLU-Hoc,' get
iread\ fot Gatois i.'. ith 1 Ilth sttaught v n.
.\nd I get to hope tor ia t in a, Joey
and I differ THREE nimes.


Larry Jackson



Jr. becomes



newest Rattler


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

West Gadsden High School threw Larry Jackson Jr. a party
Wednesday he won't soon forget.
The Nov. 15 signing ceremony in which Jackson, a senior at
WGHS, put his John Hancock on a four-year basketball scholarship
with Florida A&M University, was part church service, part pep
,rally and part "This is Your Life".
Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This" (Some people wait a
lifetime/for a moment likes this ...) blared from a portable stereo as
students, teachers, families and several of Jackson's former coaches
filed into the school's media center.
Jackson is the first West Gadsden student to sign during the pre-
'season.
Teachers, coaches and family members praised Jackson's abili-
ties on and off the court.
"Larry Jackson is one of my favorite people," teacher Claudia
Miles said. "When I first game to West Gadsden, he was a junior in
my class. We were reading The Scarlet Letter, and I was describing
a character as a bad man, and Larry looked at me and said, 'Ms.
Miles, you just don't understand the male psyche.' I knew at that
moment I had a diligent student who was going to work hard in my
-class and who had a vocabulary. I think FAMU is getting a great per-
son, a good student and someone who is going to be a good athlete,"
she said.
Jackson was recruited by several schools, including Stetson and
Marshall, but picked FAMU, much to the delight of family, friends
and WGHS athletic director and FAMU alum Robert Jackson.
"This is big for the Rattlers," Coach Jackson said.
The 6-foot, 4-inch Jackson is ranked as one of the top high
school basketball players in the state by Florida Hdops and credits
family, faith and his coaches' direction for his success.
Jackson gave a short speech, during which he thanked all those
who helped him along the way.
"I'd like to give thanks to God .... to my parents, my sister, my
.aunties and my grandparents, who at a young age taught me how to
pray and to always put God first," he said. "And I'd like to thank my
team members. In order for me to be successful on the basketball
court, it takes five."
Local FAMU alumni association member Anthony Powell
encouraged Jackson to call on him if he needed anything, and con-
gratulated him on signing with the school.
"I'm pleased this morning to see someone with all your attributes
come to our university," said Powell, who had been on his way to
Tampa when he was called and asked to speak.
"I said, 'I've got to come. This is history,'" Powell said. "When
you go out, walk with your head up and your shoulders out and be
proud."
WGHS Principal Rocky Pace called him a "young man of quali-
ty and character," and wished Jackson well.
"This morning is a very special morning for our family, not just
our West Gadsden family but the Gadsden County family," Pace
said. "You're about to see magic you're about to see black and sil-
ver turn to orange and green."
New head basketball coach Tony Davis said Jackson's consisten-
cy and commitment make him a force to be reckoned with on the
court.
"I watched Larry from a distance, coaching against him at
Chipley and I've had the pleasure of working with Larry since I
came here," Davis said. "I know the type of person I'm dealing with
when I talk to Larry Jackson. He's a special and unique young man."
Jackson's mother a woman with a healthy sense of humor -
quoted the "It takes a village to raise a child" adage and said she was
proud of her son's accomplishments.
"You have made being a parent easy. You have always been obe-
dient and humble," she said. "And remember: This new village is
only about 35 miles away, so if you decided to catch a wild curve,
we can be there. Quickly."


Larry Jackson Jr. signs on the dotted line as sister Candice, left, and mother Stephanie Jackson, right, look on. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)


aguars start season 4-0


The East Gadsden basketball team start-
ed off the opening week of basketball season
v. tth tuee straight wins. The Lady Jaguars
jumped out to a 4-0 start this past week
demolishing Panama City Bay and Wakulla,
beating a strong Rickards team by eleven
and hammering Malone Monday night.
The return of center Chelsea McMillan
from West Gadsden along with the return of
Traci Lewis and Jasmine Grice is just too
much talent for opponents to handle. But do
not be fooled, the team's biggest strength
lies in their ability to get scoring out of nine
or ten girls each night, as they did in each
game they won last week.
First up was PC Bay. East Gadsden
defeated the Lady tornado's 66-22. They
jumped out to a 27-8 first quarter lead and
never looked back. Traci Lewis led nine
girls in scoring with 19 points to go along
with a dozen rebounds. Center Chelsea
McMillan had 12 points,19 rebounds and
blocked six shots. Dytesha Francis added
eleven points.


Next on the chopping block was Wakulla.
Again a big first quarter spelled doom for a
Jaguar opponent as they outscored the Lady
War Eagles 22-9 in the opening stanza.
Wakulla did manage to outscore East
Gadsden in the second quarter to make it
interesting but the Jaguars nailed the game
shut with a 25 point third quarter. McMillan
again had a double-double with 16 points
and 10 rebounds. Lewis and Jasmine Garcia
each scored 13 points. Ten players scored
for East Gadsden and they ran their record to
2-0.
Thank goodness the Lady Jaguars jump
out to huge first quarter leads or else they
might not have defeated a feisty Rickards
team. A 21-1 first quarter lead was cut to ten
in the third quarter. East Gadsden then
scored 24 to Rickards 23 points in the final
quarter to win 70-59. McMillan, Grice and
Lewis were the leading offensive trio with
McMillan hitting for 19, Grice 16 and Lewis
10. McMillan added 15 rebounds and
Lewis a dozen. Adrianne Massey helped on


the boards with ten. Grice and Francis each
had six steals on defense.
The Malone score was 90-56 McMillan
and Lewis causing too much havoc inside
for the Malone team. Lewis had 16 points
and 15 rebounds while McMillan scored 12
with 15 boards. Grice hit 16 points and
Teresa Frost and Deondra Unanka had 10
each. In all 12 Lady Jaguars got points.
Timmy Brown's first year has started
with a bang. The Lady Jaguars played
Cottondale Tuesday and will host a tough
North Florida Christian School team next
Monday.

Munroe off to 0-2 start
Munroe lost to Maclay and Sneads last
week to start off 0-2. Anna Dooner led the
Lady Cats with 11 points in their 41-27 loss
to Maclay.
Tyesha Battles scored 22 points in a los-
ing effort as West Gadsden was defeated by
Cottondale 62-43. Streeter also scored 17
for West Gadsden.


Dooner leads Munroe to win over Atlantis in opener


John Dooner scored 18 points and pulled
off 11 rebounds to lead Munroe to a 65-24
season opening basketball win over Atlantis
Monday night at the Munroe Gym.


Dooner got scoring help from Clay White Tuesday night and will host John Paul II
who scored 11 points and John Hilton next Tuesday in a pair of district contest.
Revell and Ben Young who each had 9
points. The Bobcats played Apalachicola


EGHS splits in tip-off Classic; beat hosts Marrianna


In a pre-season Tip-off Classic in
Marianna the East Gadsden boy's basketball
team split a pair of contest last week.
They lost to Rutherford and defeated
Marianna in their 2 games.
"We used the event to evaluate our play-


QPRD Pee-Wee

Football Results
The Lions traveled to Lake
City, Florida on Tuesday,
November 14, 2006, to repre-


ers in trying to get a structure and rhythm." Eloney had some outstanding play.
Said head basketball coach Demetric East Gadsden opened the regular season
Salters. Tuesday night hosting Madison.
Senior Dontay McLaurin and junior Sam The Jaguars will play at FAMU High
McLaurin were strong inside for the Jaguars next Wednesday the 29th.
while sophomore point guard Lenardo


sent Quincy at .the 2006
Memorial Bowl Tournament.
The Lions played tough, but lost
a close football game to the
Lake City Jaguars. The Lions
played great all year with a


record of 9 Wins and 1 Loss.
*The Quincy Parks and
Recreation Department would
like to thank all players, parents,
and coaches for a wonderful
season with the Lions represent-


ing Quincy in the 2006
Memorial Bowl Tournament in
Lake City, Florida as our top
team in the Pee Wee League.
Congratulations LIONS!!


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The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006 11


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Crystal Mander and her quarter horse gelding, Buzz Lightyear, work out at the family farm south of town. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)




These two have caught 'horse fever


Cassie, Crystal

Mander pile up the

ribbons and make

their horses 'proud'



by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Cassie and Crystal Mander contract-
ed a serious case of horse fever at an
early age.
Cassie was 4, Crystal, 5, when they
got their first mounts a Shetland pony
and a miniature horse.
"The girls always liked horses we
revolved our lives around it," said their
mother, Cathy Mander. "We moved our
life in South Florida to Gadsden
County so we could live in a place that
was safe for horses, with wooded trails
- we like it here."
The family moved to a 20-acre farm
- Triple CCC's Ranch in the south of
town and proceeded to set up a facili-
ty that includes a handsome, eight-stall
barn and a series of jumps for the girls
to school horses on.
When Crystal, 16, won the
adult/children jumper championship
Nov. 12 and 13 at the North Florida
Hunter Jumper Association's Toys for
Tots benefits show and Cassie, 14,
placed second, Scott and Cathy Mander
weren't surprised.
"They do about 40-50 shows per
year," Mr. Mander said. "Crystal has
won over 150 grand championships and
probably twice that in first place.
Cassie's right behind her. They give
riding lessons, they host camps they
enjoy those. I think they'll only get bet-
ter and better."
Crystal won the Jacksonville show
on her quarter horse gelding, Buzz
Lightyear. Cassie rode Freckles, a spot-
ted Tennessee Walker.
The family owns a six-horse goose-
neck trailer with living quarters that the
sisters share when they're on the road
and a rig to pull it in which their parents
stay. Both parents ride, but not compet-
itively.


"It's a lot of fun it really is," Mr.
Mander said.
The family plans to travel to Ocala
in January, where the girls will compete
in the prestigious HITS show, a
hunter/jumper circuit that runs through
March and attracts some of the best rid-
ers in the country and even internation-
al competitors.
Crystal took first place in her class at
last year's HITS show on her retired
racehorse, Platinum Priced, a
Thoroughbred gelding. She competed
against 138 other riders.
The girls never took riding lessons,
their mother says; they read, they
watched and they learned by doing.
"They're in the saddle more than
they're out of it," Mr. Mander said. "A
lot of what they've learned is just
hands-on doing it."
Cathy and Scott Mander gave up
worrying about their daughters' safety
on horseback long ago.
Now, they look forward to watching
them compete and win.
"We've really stopped worrying
about them, safety-wise," Mr. Mander
said. "They're very intelligent and
they've been hurt, so they know what
pain is.
"When I watch them compete, I just
hope and pray she makes it over every
jump without knocking over a rail,"
Mrs. Mander said.
The Manders hope Crystal will win
a spot on the Junior Olympics team
next year. They're eyeing the 65 acres
next door as a possible site for a region-
al horse facility.
Both girls are home-schooled, and
use horse ownership to complete their
science requirements.
Crystal is a writer, having started
several novels; she hopes to be a race-
horse trainer and breeder someday.
Cassie is also interested in a career
as a horse trainer at this point.
The best thing about owning, raising
and riding horses, Crystal said, is the
bond between horse and rider.
"The relationship you have with
them it's not about the ribbons or the
trophies, it's about making your horse
proud and making yourself proud," she
said. "It's two of you in the ring, not
one."


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Cassie, left, and Crystal Mander have both been successful at showing horses. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)

Cassie, left, and Crystal Mander have both been successful at showing horses. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


Is your name here? IRS wants to send you a refund check


An average refund of $963 is wait-
ing for 95,746 taxpayers whose refund
checks have been returned to the
Internal Revenue Service as undeliver-
able.
Those from Gadsden County whose
names appear on the list are:
Chattahoochee: James A. Hurst,
James McNealy, Jr., Sharon Y.
McNealy, Michael A. Porter and Naim
Stewart.
Greensboro: Juan and Made Guad
Salais Vasquez
Gretna: April Conyers, Quincy C.
Ludlow, Lillie 0. Williams.
Havana: James H. Balsillie, Theresa
M. Del Signore, Marjorie Swindell
Midway: Yashica S. Jackson.
Quincy: Francisco Alberto, Letina
R. Broadnax, Lillian Cloud, Leer
Johnson, Morris and Betty Parker and
Jose Sanabria.


The checks, worth a total of $92.2
million, can be claimed as soon as their
owners update their addresses with the
IRS. In some cases, a taxpayer has
more than one check waiting.
In Florida, approximately $11.8 mil-
lion await 9,866 taxpayers who simply
need to correct or update their address.
The average refund amount in Florida
is $1,196.49.
"Every year, many taxpayers miss
their refunds because they move with-
out notifying the IRS or Postal Service
of a change of address," IRS
Commissioner Mark W. Everson said.
"For those missing their check, the IRS
is making it easier than ever for taxpay-
ers to update their information and
claim their refunds."
Taxpayers can use the "Where's My
Refund?" feature on the home page of
the IRS.gov Web site to learn the status


of their refunds. To use it, a taxpayer
must enter a Social Security number,
filing status (such as single or married
filing jointly) and the refund amount
shown on the taxpayer's 2005 tax
return. When the information is submit-
ted, "Where's My Refund?" will dis-
play the status of a refund and, in some
cases, provide instructions on how to
resolve potential account issues.
Taxpayers can access a telephone
version of "Where's My Refund?" by
calling 1-800-829-1954.
How to Update an Address with the
IRS
Refund checks can go astray for a
variety of reasons. Sometimes a life
change results in a change of address.
When a taxpayer moves or changes
address and fails to notify the IRS or
the U.S. Postal Service, a check sent to
the taxpayer's last known address is


returned to the IRS.
"Where's My Refund?" now has an
online mailing address update feature
for taxpayers whose refund checks
were returned to IRS. If an undeliver-
able check was originally issued within
the past 12 months, the taxpayer will be
prompted online to provide an updated
mailing address.
The address update feature is only
available to taxpayers using the Web
version of "Where's My Refund?"
Taxpayers with undelivered refund
checks who access "Where's My
Refund?" by phone will receive
instructions on next steps. Individuals
whose refunds were not returned to IRS
as undeliverable cannot update their
mailing addresses through the
"Where's My Refund?" service.
A taxpayer can also ensure the IRS
has his or her correct address by filing


Form 8822, Change of Address.
Download the form from IRS.gov or
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FORM (1-800-829-3676).
Those who do not have access to the
Internet and think they may be missing
a refund should first check their records
or contact their tax preparer, then call
the IRS toll-free assistance line at 1-
800-829-1040 to update their address.
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refunds directly into a personal check-
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12 The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006


NOTICE OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:


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I SUBJECT
29.49 ACRES


Volsch
Large Scale Land Use Amendment 29.49 Acres
from Agricultural-2 to Agricultural-1
The applicant, Jill Volsch, has presented a large scale
land use amendment for 29.49 acres of land as
indicated in the map above. Said 29.49 acres are
further described by Tax ID numbers 3-01-2N-2W-
0000-00122-0100 and 3-01-2N-2W-0000-00210-
0300 are located north of Iron Bridge Road and
south of South Quail Hollow Road. The applicant is
seeking approval to change the Future Land Use
Map land use from the Agricultural 2 (AG-2) (1:10)
land use category to the Agricultural 1 (AG-1) (1:5)
land use category. The Board of County
Commissioners will hear the application and receive
public comment Tuesday, December 5, 2006. The
meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission
meeting room located at the address below. More
information can be obtained on the proposed
changes at the Department of Growth Management,
1B East Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663.
Persons wishing to comment may do so at the pub-
lic hearings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy
Florida 32351.







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NOTICE OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:




SUBJECT '- -
33.35 ACRES .
.0--


SUBJECT
35.53 ACRES I ,

S- '



Ocklawaha Ventures, LLC
Large Scale Land Use Amendment 68.88 Acres
from Agricultural-3 to Agricultural-1
The applicant, Ocklawaha Ventures, LLC, has pre-
sented a large scale land use amendment for 68.88
acres of land as indicated in the map above. Said
68.88 acres are further described by Tax ID num-
bers 4-33-1N-4W-0000-00220-0000 and 4-33-1N-
4W-0000-00230-0000 are located on the east side of
Pat Thomas Parkway (SR 267) and north and south
of Cooks Landing Road. The applicant is seeking
approval to change the Future Land Use Map land
use from Agricultural 3 (AG-3) (1:20) to
Agricultural 1 (AG-1) (1:5). The Board of County
Commissioners will hear the application and receive
public comment Tuesday, December 5, 2006. The
meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission
meeting room located at the address below. More
information can be obtained on the proposed
changes at the Department of Growth Management,
1B East Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663.
Persons wishing to comment may do so at the pub-
lic hearings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy
Florida 32351.






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located at the address below. More information can
be obtained on the proposed changes at the
Department of Growth Management, IB East
Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons
wishing to comment may do so at the public hear-
ings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy
Florida 32351. 11/23/06c


NOTICE OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:

\ -.
sUBJECTS







Rooster Crossing







from Agricultural-3 to Rural Residential
I,\









The applicant, Rooster Crossing Plantation, LLC,
has presented a large scale land use amendment for
53 acres of land as indicated in the map above. Said
53 acres are further described by Tax ID numbers
3-31-2N-2W-0000-00310-0000 and 3-36-2N-2W-
0000-00140-0000 and are located north of I-10,
south of Highway 90, and south and west of South
Lanier Road. The applicant is seeking approval to
change the Future Land Use Map land use from the
Agricultural 3 (AG-3) (1:20) land use category to
the Rural Residential (RR) (1:1) land use category.
The Board of County Commissioners will hear the
application and receive public comment Tuesday,
December 5,s2006. The meeting will be held at 6:00
pm in the Commission meeting room located at the
address below. More information can be obtained on
the proposed changes at the Department of Growth
Management, 1B 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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NOTICE OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP, ADOPTING A SMALL SCALE (MINOR) LAND
USE AMENDMENT COMPRISING A SINGLE LAND
USE -AMENDMENT, KNOWN AS THE MORGHEM
LAND USE AMENDMENT; AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL LAND USE MAP OF GADSDEN COUNTY; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. (CPA-2006-14)
SUBJECT Ii
S1 3 A CREST








Morghem
Small Scale Land Use Amendment 1.03 Acres
from Agricultural-1 to Commercial
The applicant, Akrom Morghem, has presented a
small scale land use amendment for 1.03+ acres of
land as indicated in the map above. Said 1.03 acres
are further described by Tax ID number 3-10-2N-
4W-0000-00212-1000 and are located west of
Quincy, north of Highway 90, east of Woodberry
Road. The applicant is seeking approval to change
the Future Land Use Map land use from the
Agricultural 1 (AG-1) (1:5) land use category to the
Commercial (COMM) land use category. The Board
of County Commissioners will hear the application
and receive public comment Tuesday, December 5,
2006. If the proposed amendment is approved, the
first reading of the ordinance will be held immedi-
ately following approval. The second reading of the
ordinance adopting the amendment will be held
Tuesday, December 19, 2006. The meetings will be
held at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting room


ings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy
Florida 32351.




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For the best value 1'n printing call Times Printing, 627-7649


NOTICE OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:


I SUBJECT
10 72 ACRES


-N, i




___-In te~tOEat st-----t West




Fuchs
Large Scale Land Use Amendment
10.72 Acres from Agricultural-2 and
Agricultural-3 to Rural Residential
The applicant, Diana Fuchs, has presented a small
scale land use amendment for 10.72 acres of land
as indicated in the map above. Said 10.72 acres are
further described by Tax ID number 3-28-2N-3W-
0000-00431-0100 and are located north of Kittrell
Road, east of High Bridge Road (CR 268) approxi-
mately 3.5 miles south of Quincy and 1/4 mile north
of I-10. The applicant is seeking approval to change
the Future Land Use Map land use from Agricultural
2 (AG-2) (1:10) (10.24 acres) and Agricultural 3
(AG3) (1:20) (0.48 acres) to Rural Residential 1
(RR) (1:1). The Board of County Commissioners
will hear the application and receive public com-
ment Tuesday, December 5, 2006.- The meeting will
be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting room
located at the address below. More information can
be obtained on the proposed changes at the
Department of Growth Management, 1B East
Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons
wishing to comment may do so at the public hear-
ings or in writing to the Board of County
Commissioners, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy
Florida 32351.




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NOTICE OF LAND USE MAP
CHANGE:
T 1

SUBJECT /
./ _.. 29.15 ACRES: .-.-'













Cohen
Large Scale Land Use Amendment
29.15 Acres from Agricultural-3 to Agricultural-1
The applicant, Eric Cohen, has presented a large
scale land use amendment for 29.15- acres of land
as indicated in the map above. Said 29.15 acres are
further described by Tax ID number 4-34-1N-4W-
0000-00124-0000 and are located east of Pat
Thomas Parkway (SR 267), north of Cooks Landing
Road, and east of South Country Lane, Twin Oaks
Lane and Cricket Lane. The applicant is seeking
approval to change the Future Land Use Map land
use from the Agricultural 3 (AG-3) (1:20) land use
category to the Agricultural 1 (AG-1) (1:5) land use
category. The Board of County Commissioners will
hear the application and receive public comment
Tuesday, December 5, 2006. The meeting will be
held at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting room
located at the address below. More information can
be obtained on the proposed changes at the
Department of Growth Management, lB East
Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons
wishing to comment may do so at the public hear-







The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006 13


Seminole

Ramlins
By Jack Wingate

There is one thing that's for
sure. Nature has gone hay-
wire, Deer up on my front porch
last week and now 22 white
Pelicans on the Lake. There
has to be an ensure for it?
The opening day of Duck
Season
f o r
grown
ups went
well, the g '
main rea-
son was
lots of ...
boats on
the lake
fishen.
That kept
t h e
Ducks up and moving. Many
birds were taken but not so for
Sunday. The fishen boats were
few and far between, slow
shooting on Sunday.
Our best Bass taken this
week was by Matt Baty of
Attapulgus with a 10 lbs. Large
Mouth. That is a great big
Bass. We had a picture of it on
the digital camera but it got erased
by a dot corn communication
glitch.
The R&R fished out on the
lake, Jackie Hamric & Dennis
Brooks weighed in 25.15 to win
the R&R. Matt Baty, & Chris
Blackman was 2nd with 21.76
lbs. of Bass. Jordan and
Jordan took 9th place with
15.53 lbs. of Bass. The A.B.C.
Group of Columbus fished with
very poor luck.
A Ponce De Leon Fisherman
landed a 63 lbs. Blue Catfish
that would have been the state
record, but he caught it on a
Bush Hook and them don't
count.
Again we are glad to report
the Perch taken on Jigs are
doing their thing. Many good
catches taken this week. The
reports say that the bottom of
the Flint River is just covered
with hefty size Perch.;

Wingate's Fishing Report
November 19, 2006

Lake Surface Temp: 71
Lake Level: Near Normal
Chattahoochee:
Muddy and Fast .
Flint: Stained
Spring Creek: Stained

Report provided by: Jack
Wingate

S -r-





Jake, the Wonder Dog, with
six of the ducks that his owners,
Bill Estes & Steve White of
Atlanta, GA shot on Sunday.


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The Nutcracker will be pre-
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Bristol.
The event features Liberty
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Donna Wissinger on flute and
Christine Yoshikawa on piano.
General admission is $6,
reserved seating is $8. Call 850-
643-9808 for information and
reservations.


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County
Continued from Page 1
close out the books for
2005/2006 by the end of the
month and the budget
amendments are necessary.
On Nov. 14, former chairman Ed
Dixon sent a memo to fellow
board members answering
Thomas' concerns. In his memo
Dixon said Thomas was aware
that on Nov. 6-three days before
Thomas' memo-that the office of
management and budget was in
the process of transmitting the
amendments to the finance
department. The amendments
were to be adopted in the Nov. 7
meeting but "for various reasons
affecting both offices" (the
general election) the amendments
were place on the Nov. 21 agenda.
"At no time did the clerk
communicate directly with the
board staff before authoring the
referenced correspondence
directly to the board. Additionally,
to present the board with
information that was factual yet
incomplete of a comprehensive
analysis of the entire status of the
FY 2006 budget, was
unmistakably and intentionally
misleading in efforts to cause
unnecessary alarm amongst the
members of the board," Dixon
wrote.
Dixon said that the clerk was
fully aware that spending in the
EMS department was going to be
high because of the closing of the
hospital and all ambulances going
out of county on each run.
Additionally, he said, for four
months a staffed ambulance was
stationed at the hospital. "Brian
(Beasley) had to hire more people
and there was a lot of overtime.
Also, gas went up to about $4 a
gallon during that time," Dixon
said.
The only surprise was in the
recycling department, he said,
without further explanation.
But Dixon defended attorney
fees. "We had to deal with Deer
Ridge and the hospital. There was
nothing that the attorneys did that
this board did not approve,"
Dixon said.
Commissioner Doug Croley
asked Suggs where the money
was going to come from to pay for
the shortfall.
"There are a number of
departments that underspent.
We'll have to go back and look at
where it will come from, but it
will be several departments,"
Suggs said.
"Are you telling me that we had
$500,000 worth of fat in the
budget? Croley asked.
"No, it's just that things are
budgeted and for whatever reason
the money doesn't get spent. For
instance, in my office I hired a
person and it just didn't work out
'so that money wasn't spent," he
said. Suggs added that the county


only spends up to 96% of the
money it has available.
"From the way I read the
statutes, staff can transfer funds
within a department but to transfer
from one department to another
requires a vote of this body,"
Croley said.
"Not to dampen the enthusiasm
of the new commissioner but this
could be better done in the office.
He (Croley) should sit down with
Mr. Suggs as I do," said Dixoin.
In other matters, commissioners
agreed with staff to exempt the
county from Florida Statute,
Section 316.2123 restricting the
use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
on unpaved public roads.
On October 1 of this year the
Florida Legislature activated a
new addition allowing the
operation of ATVs during daytime
hours on unpaved roadways
where the posted speed limit is
less than 35 miles per hour by
licensed driver or by a minor


under the supervision of a licensed
driver.
"Staff has evaluated this
ordinance and finds it necessary to
improve the safety and well being
of Gadsden County residents.
While ATV riding is a great
recreational activity, the use of
ATVs on public roadways is a
large risk for the safety and well
being of both ATV operator and
automobile operator as well as
potentially damaging to unpaved
roadways, requiring a higher
degree of maintenance," said
Charles Chapman, the county's
recreation director.
He said that staff believes it is in
the best interest of the health,
safety and welfare of the citizens
of the county to be exempt from
the statute.
Also:
Commissioners voted to give
county employees another
holiday, bringing them up to 12
paid holidays annually. Croley


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Camel ................3.13

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SDora................ 69
305......... 1.0 9
Newport...... ......3... 1
ONewport ...........3.13. .
305 1.. 9.


said that Gadsden County
employees get more paid holidays
(12) than any other governments
in the area.
Dixon said he didn't see
anything wrong in the 12 holidays
because employees "don't get the
highest salaries around."
Brown said the extra holiday
(Good Friday) grew out of the fact
the in past years county
employees were treated to a
Christmas Party where those


companies and individuals doing
business with the county were
asked to give donations to the
party. The county attorney advised
against the practice and after
polling employees, Brown said,
employees aid they wanted for'
another paid holiday.
While Dixon said he felt the
extra day was a good idea, Croley
questioned making such decisions
when no cost analysis is available.


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NOTICE OF INTENT

Notice is hereby given to all concerned that the City
Commission of the City of Quincy, Florida, intends, at a
meeting in the City Hall in Quincy, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on
the 28th day of November 2006, and 12th day of December
2006 to consider the enactment of the following proposed
ordinances entitled:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 54-89,
VESTING, TO INCLUDE A SERVICE CREDIT
PROVISION FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES
WITH PRIOR CREDIT IN A GOVERNMENTAL
PENSION AND/OR RETIREMENT PLAN
WITHOUT A BREAK IN SERVICE AND 54-88
AND 54-91, ACCOUNTS AND ALLOCATIONS,
TO REALLOCATE FORFEITURE MONIES TO
THE CITY'S GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET

Such ordinance may be inspected by the public at the
office of the City Clerk in the City Hall in such City. Interested
parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Commission with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a
record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he
may need to insure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the -appeal is to be
heard.

This 16th day of November, A.D. 2006
/s Sylvia Hicks, City Clerk
11/24/06c




PUBLIC HEARING


The City of Quincy will be holding
Public Hearings to adopt amendments
to the City of Quincy Comprehensive
Plan on December 12, 2006.
The city is adopting amendments to
the Future Land Use Map
and the following elements:


Capital Improvements Element
Conservation Element
Future Land Use Element
Housing Element
Infrastructure Element
Aquifer Recharge
Drainage
Potable Water
Sanitary Sewer
Solid Waste
Intergovernmental Coordination
Element
Recreation and Open Space Element
Traffic Circulation Element


Along with the associated data,
analysis and maps.


Copies of the proposed amendments
are available for inspection at
Building and Planning in City Hall,
404 W. Jefferson St. in Quincy,


and are available online at
www.myquincy.net/compplan.html


11/23, 11/30, 12/07c


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND A RULE
DATE OF THIS NOTICE: November 21, 2006
The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida hereby gives notice of its intent to amend its
Gadsden County School Board Rules Numbered 2.23, 2.25, 3.43,6.549, 7.34, and 7.77.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purposes and effects of these rule revisions are to rename select-
ed positions, authorize specific use of federal funds, authorize the establishment of a Domestic
Security plan, and increase the minimum value for tracking equipment,
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Subsection 1000.41, and 1000.43, Florida Statutes
LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 274, 1001.43(2) (g), 1000.40, 1000.42, and 1000.43, 1003.31 1006.07-09,
1006.21, 1013.13, Florida Statutes, State Board Rules 6A-1.0143, 6A-1.087
SUMMARY OF THE ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT: NONE
FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING RULE: It is necessary to amend School Board
Rules in order to remain in compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules
relating domestic security, to clarify the use of federal funds for certain expenditures, to establish
requirements for student participation in commencement, and create position descriptions.
A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE BOARD MEETING
SCHEDULED FOR 6:00 P.M. ON: Tuesday, December 19, 2006
PLACE: Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Quincy, Florida 32351
IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE SCHOOL BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT ANY SUCH HEARING, HE/SHE
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE HE/SHE
MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
NAME OF THE PERSON ORIGINATING THIS RULE:
Dr. James W Brown, Jr.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
NAME OF THE PERSON WHO APPROVED THIS RULE: Reginald C.
James
Superintendent of Schools
DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL: November 21, 2006
A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR AMENDMENT MAY BE EXAMINED DURING
BUSINESS HOURS AT THE MAX D. \WALKER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,
35 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD., QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351.

Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
For Gadsden County, Florida, and Secretary and
Chief Executive Officer of the School Board of
Gadsden County, Florida.
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14 The Gadsden County Times November 23, 2006


GCI


Rosalind Tompkins-Whiteside stands in front of the soon-to-be open Mothers In Crisis House in Quincy. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


Mothers In Crisis hopes to open


Quincy satellite house by Christmas


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

If all goes as planned, the first satellite
house of Mothers In Crisis House will open
in Quincy in a few weeks.
"We're excited about opening in Quincy
because the need is here," said Rosalind
Tompkins-Whiteside, founder and executive
director of the non-profit organization.
"We want to be open by Christmas if we
can get the lights on and some office furni-
ture. There are children in need of services
Sand there are families in need of our servic-
es," she said.
"We want to start working with high-risk
cbhildie'i and .tart a parenting class as soon
-k po-sibkl.." .h- said listed as the first order
of business.
One program, called Kids in Partnership
is a comprehensive community-based tobac-
co, alcohol, drug, and violence prevention
program. It targets children between the
ages of 5 and 11 years whose parents are
-overcoming alcohol'and drug abuse, domes-
.tic violence and other family challenges.
In 2005, Mothers In Crisis and Capital
*City Youth Services (CCYS) partnered to
Provide neighborhood-based crime preven-
tion services to at-risk youth in Leon
'County.
Part of a statewide initiative launched by
the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice


in conjunction with Florida Network of
Youth and Family Sevices, this partnership
has now turned its focus to Gadsden County.
"That partnership has proven to be a
match made in heaven. I know firsthand that
many of the children we will reach (in
Gadsden County) will do great things and I
believe the youth of Gadsden County have
great potential," she said.
"CCYS is proud to partner with Mothers
In Crisis and excited about the services that
will soon be available to at-risk youth and
their families in Gadsden County," said
Stacy Gromatski, CEO/President of Capital
City Youth Services.
Another program, Parents in Partnership,
provides weekly community-based parent-
ing classes, support groups and referral serv-"
ices to families. When the programs start
will depend on when the house is ready.
"We still have to do a lot of renovating,
but we'll get started with what we have,"
she said, looking around at the house which
will need a lot of work.
"This house was actually donated to us
by a Tallahassee attorney, it was a blessing,"
said the ordained minister. Tompkins-
Whiteside's husband, Charles, a Quincy
native and minister has helped with much of
the work to get the house ready.
"First, we want to do an assessment of
the immediate area because we will have to
rely heavily on volunteers and we want to


pull from the neighborhood," she said. The
house is located on South Stewart Street at
the southern entrance to Gadsden Arms
Apartments.
In the coming months, Tompkins-
Whiteside said she will incorporate other
programs such as Women Helping Women.
The goal of the program is to help high risk
families break the cycle of addictions,
poverty, low self-esteem, health care, and
prostitution.
The services provided will include case
management, support groups, information
and referral services, job.placement, educa-
tional services, and help with getting civil
rights restored. In Leon County the program
is funded by the board of county commis-
sioners.
- "We're looking for partners. We will
need help from government as well as other
organizations within this community," she
said.
Mothers In Crisis, which began as a sup-
port group for women,'has grown into a full
service non-profit organization providing
prevention, intervention, and outpatient sub-
stance abuse services.
"This satellite house will enable us to
expand our service and help more children
and families in the rural areas where there is
as much need or maybe more as those who
live in urban areas," she said.
See CRISIS HOUSE on Page 15


Continued from Page 6
such as doorbells, alarm
clarks and to someone address-
ing them by name.
Facility dogs work along-
side able-bodied professionals,
interacting with a wide variety
of patients in settings such as
rehabilitation centers, convales-
cent homes, hospital burn units
and special education class-
rooms.
The 15 women in the program
agreed that the program does a
lot for them. They are with the
animals all day and night. They
even sleep at the foot of the
women's beds in the dormitory.
Those in the program are either
Labradors or Golden Retrievers
and are provided by CCI. The
puppies advanced training can
last a minimum of six months.
After mastering more than 40
specialized commands at GCF,
they are moved to get more per-
sonalized training with the
eventual companion.
The first major fundraising
charity the women participated
in was the Heart Walk for the
American Heart Association.
"The first year we raised
$1,005.32, the second year we
raised $8,000 and last year we
raised $16,000," Crutcher said.
The women raise the money by
sending letters to relatives and
friends asking them to donate to
the charity. The donations are
sent in either checks or money
orders.
Other local charities that
have benefitted from the inmate
generosity include March of
Dimes, Literacy Volunteers of
America, Girl Scouts, and the
American Cancer Society's
Relay For Life.
"We're looking to do more in
the community. We're a part of
this community and we want to
help in every way," Ciutcher
said.
"A lot of people think they're
(inmates) just out here sitting
around but that is not the case.
The women here are giving back
[t tdii community and that i,
S.Im, making life better for
them," Warden Orlando
Rodriquez told the Citizens
Advisory Committee last week,
while discussing community
service project affiliations at the
facility.


Hunker

Continued from Page 4
Aside from one lone truck
driver in the back and the rail thin
waitress, I was the "rest of the


crowd". I eased into the corner
booth and ordered the
Thanksgiving special. She set the
steaming turkey and dressing in
front of me with a smile and a
nod. The silence was thundering
as I sliced through the canned
cranberry sauce.
Aunt Ruby Nell would be
telling the whole group what they
ought to do and what she had
been doing and what she was
going to do. Uncle F. D. would be
fighting her for speaking time. Pa
would be dispensing wisdom.
Granny would be laughing.
Clifford would be talking Polled
Herefords. Uncle Ben would be
listening with that wonderful
grin. Aunt Beatrice would be
showing off her pickled peaches.
Womack wouldn't say a word.
"You not hungry, honey!" Miss
Skinny had noticed my meager
attempt at this meal.
"No ma'am. I reckon not."
I learned one important fact as I
swirled my peas around the
mashed potatoes and pondered
life from the corner booth of the
Monteagle Diner on that early
afternoon of November 25,
1965..... Thanksgiving ain't half
as special when you are
there......as it is when you ain't!
Respectfully,
Kes

China

Continued from Page 2
She's glad to be home, but
wouldn't mind going back to
Beijing for the 2008 Olympics.
It's a place she'd love to
explore a bit more.
"What was impressive to me
is that people are people, wher-
ever you go people are very
much the same," she said.

Big Bend birding for
beginners set for Nov. 25
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens
State Park in Tallahassee will
present a birding program for
families and youth of all ages.
Join Park Services Specialist
Dave Garcia for a multi-media
program on birding basics fol-
lowed'by a short hike on the Big
Pine Trail.
The program will take place at
the Lake Hall recreation area on
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 to 11
a.m. The park entry fee is $3 for
one person and '14 for 2 to 8 pe,-
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the program. Please bring water,
binoculars and bug repellant.
Birding certificates will be award-
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487-4556 to make your reserva-
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Auctioneer Cal Cooksey
turned some treasure and trash
into cash for the Gadsden
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Among the items sold were
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Continued from Page 14

Tompkins-Whiteside founded
the organization in April 1991.
"Our mission is to link families
and communities together to cre-
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encouragement for families to live
drug-free lives.
Tompkins-Whiteside knows
first hand what she teaches. The
Pensacola native has 12 years of
personal experience with drug
addiction. For the past 17 years
she has been drug and alcohol


In 1987 she earned a degree in
Social Work from Florida State
University. In addition to her work
as a minister, she is the author of
"As Long As There Is Breath In
Your Body, There Is Hope".
She has recieved numerous
awards for her work in the areas of
prevention and intervention,
including the Woman of Courage
Award from Tallahassee
Community College and African-
American Heritage President's
Award from Florida A & M
University.
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Early Bird shoppers are
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hours before the gates open to
the general public. Early Bird
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and unlimited admission
throughout the weekend.
Early Bird tickets are $25
each and are available at the
Tallahassee Museum, My
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The Carriage Shop (Market
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the understanding, appreciation
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hours after Market Days closes
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December 2. What- a great way
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Although to some, her life reads like the script from
a movie where everything that could go wrong in a
woman's life almost did, one Quincy woman says she is
thankful for this season because things could have been
worse, much worse.
Through it all 32-year-old LaTanya Lifherd says she
is more than thankful-she is grateful for what she has
and for the people who have come to her rescue. "I'm
thankful for being here and for my family, whether we
have something to eat (Thanksgiving Day) or not," she
said.
Knowing that a big turkey dinner with all of the trim-
mings might not be in the plan, she continues to be
thankful.
In the corner of her tiny and well-kept apartment is a
Christmas tree, scantily decorated but pretty all the
same.
"I put it there two weeks ago because it represents
hope to me and I want the kids to know that everything
is going to be okay," she said.
LaTanya will be the first to admit that she has had
many challenges in her life, many of them are the result
of her own actions. "I made some bad choices and I
chose the wrong kind of friends," she said. They're gone
and she has moved on, poorer in material things, but
richer in many other ways.
On the wall of her living room hangs a certificate
denoting that she has been drug and alcohol free since
2001. "I'm proud of it because it reminds me of how far
I have come and how far God has brought me," she said.
Things were going pretty good for LaTanya until a
few months ago. "I had a job, I was a housekeeper (at a
Tallahassee hotel) and I was doing good," she said.
That's when the bad luck struck. The loaner car she
was driving broke down and she was late for work. The
supervisor fired her and said she was not dependable.
She convinced the supervisor to take her back, but that's
when her two-year-old son became ill. "I didn't have
anyone to take care of him and the daycare doesn't take


sick children," she said.,
"It's like right before the holidays every year that
things seem to happen to me. I've been through a lot.
Just about everything bad that can happen to a person
has happened to me," she said.
It started, she said, when she was five and saw her
birth father beat her pregnant mother in the head with a


hammer. "I've never
been able to get it out
of my mind. To this
day, I can close my
eyes and see my
mother's face and I
still cry," she said,
closing her eyes and
leaning back to
replay the scene
again. Her fingers
rub her temples as if
to erase the horror.


of my children," she said, still angry to some degree
with the Department of Children and Families social
worker who removed them.
She says she understands now, but when it happened
she said she would have killed the social worker if she
has ever been left alone with her. "I understand that it
was the best thing that ever happened to me because it


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But LaTanya has four children in her home, three are
hers and a fourth belongs to her sister who is still bat-
tling addiction. She lives off child support for the two-
year-old and the kindness of strangers.
"It's a constant battle being a single mom, but I have
to be strong for them. I know where God delivered me
from and I don't want any of them to go through what I
went through," she said.
LaTanya, who dropped out of high school in eleventh
grade, said she began abusing drugs and alcohol as a
young woman. Her drug of choice was powder cocaine.
"It started on weekends and mostly for fun," she said.
She was "in" with dealers and wormed her way into
their favor. "They would let me do it with them and I
didn't always have to pay," she said.
At least she thought she wasn't paying. "I didn't love
myself. A box of snuff would make me happy. I settled
for anything if they (men) showed me a little affection,"
she said.
The sky fell in on her on Valentine's Day 2001.
"They came and took my children (two daughters). They
said I was an unfit mother and that I was not taking care


forced me to take a look at
what I was doing to myself
and to them," she said.
It took months to get her
children back, who were
being cared for by their
father, but LaTanya did
everything she had to do. "I
took the parenting classes, I
did everything I had to do,"
she said. She went through
the mandatory drug testing,
the humiliation of showing


up and answering all questions, no matter how personal-
ly (she felt) invasive.
"I prayed, I asked God to help me go through the
process of recovery so that I would not relapse," she
said.
Then one day a strange thing happened. "I was wor-
ried about my sister. She was on drugs and on the street.
I called Mother's In Crisis to get her some help, but
when a counselor answered the phone I started crying
out of control and told her I wanted to kill myself. To
this day, I don't know where it came from but they kept
me on the line until they got in touch with Mrs. Annie
Berry Britt in Quincy at Redeemed, Inc.," she said.
LaTanya said she didn't know it then but the program
is what she needed. "The people there have been
through what I had been through. Other counselors can
help you, but when you talk to people who have been
addicts and who have been in jail and who have turned
their lives around, ,it lets you know that you can do it,
too," she said.


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Church Obituaries


news

Come celebrate at St.
James A.M.E. Sunday

St. James A.M.E. Church in
Quincy, 514-11th Street, will
celebrate Harvest Day on
Sunday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.
The speaker is Evangelist
Eunice Murray of Tallahassee.
Come share in the celebration of
love, faith, hope and charity.
Rev. Lee E. Plummer is pastor.
For more information contact
Sis. Robinson 850-875-1446.

Usher Board
anniversary

St. Paul A.M.E. Church
Usher Board will celebrate their
64th anniversary on Sunday,
Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. The speaker is
Rev. Sterling George, with the
song service provided by the
Shuler Singers.
The church is located at 825
Bill McGill Memorial Hwy in
Midway. Rev. Carolyn Brooks
is the pastor. For additional
information you may contact
Cynthia Reynolds at 627-9487
or 875-3587.

Old-Fashion
Homecoming

St. Paul P.B. Church of
Gretna will be celebrating Old-
Fashion Homecoming on
Sunday,
Nov. 26 at |
11:00 a.m.
The mes-
senger for
this celebra-
tion will be
Minister
Jerry
Alexander,
Jr. of Salem Missionary Baptist
Church, Tampa. We are also
honored to have Deacon &
Missionary Bouie and The
Family Spirituals, &of t'"
Petersburg to carry out the song
service. Please come worship
with Pastor Daniel Williams and
the St. Paul Church family as
we praise God during this Old-
Fashion Homecoming celebra-
tion.

Celebrating 20 years
in God's Kingdom

A great man of God has
inspired many individuals in the
Gadsden
County I
are a
through h ..
preaching t;"
God' s
w o r d ,
prayer and
in songs,
especially
the mem-
bers of St. "

Missionary Baptist Church in
the Sawdust Community.
To show our love and appre-
ciation for Pastor Julius
Robinson, Sr., the members of
St. Mary Missionary Baptist
Church will kick off his 20th
anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 2
at 6 p.m. EST with Evangelist
Virginia Smith and the Faith
Cornerstone Church from
Malone.
Nightly services will contin-
ue through Sunday, Dec. 10
with various pastors and church-
es. The public is invited to any
of these great services.

12 rules for raising
deliquent children

Paul F. Joyner, Ph.D.

I am constantly amazed at the


delinquency among teens and
pre-teens today. It is not the
stealing, shoplifting, lying,
cheating, etc. It is the pattern of
delinquency that is rampant
among the youth that spills over
into adulthood. I want to give
you some rules that will assure
that your children will become
part of this delinquent trend.
See 12 RULES on Page B 5


Chester Akins
Chester L. Akins, 69 of
Jacksonville, died on Tuesday,
November 14, 2006.
Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 at Stewart
Temple AME Church with bur-
ial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 3 to 8
p.m. at Bradwell Mortuary who
has charge of arrangements.

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Ka'liah Ja'miya
Andrews
Infant Ka'liah Ja'miya
Andrews, newborn, of Gretna
died on Tuesday, November 14,
2006 in Tallahassee.
Graveside services were
Saturday, Nov. 18 at St. Paul
Cemetery. Williams Funeral
Home had charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by her par-
ents, Arteshesia Colston of
Gretna and Billy Andrews, Jr. of
Quincy; maternal grandparents,
Jannie Dick (Jeff) of Gretna and
Charles Colston (Mazola) of Mt.
Pleasant; paternal grandparents,
Irish Johnson of Quincy and
Billy Andrews, Sr. of Quincy;
and maternal great-grandmoth-
er, Martha Dick (Thomas) of
Gretna.
Williams
Funeral
.. Home


Johnny Burgess
Johnny Keith Burgess, 57,
passed away Tuesday,
November 14, 2006 at his resi-
dence near Tallahassee, FL.
The memorial service were held
at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November
17, 2006 at ChristTown
Ministries in Quincy, FL with
Pastor Bob Wells officiating
The family received friends
from'4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
at Culley Meadowwood Funeral
Home, Riggins Road Chapel in
Tallahassee, FL. Online visitors
may sign the guest register at
w w w. ive y funeral. com.
Memorial contributions may be
made to: ChristTown Ministries,
2121 W. Jefferson St., Quincy,
FL 32351
Mr. Burgess was born on
April 13, 1949 in Spartanburg,
SC the son of Furman Burgess
and Geneva Loral Parris
Burgess. He married Pattsy Ann
Bell on August 19, 1995. He
was a auto salesman in the
Tallahassee area and a member
of ChristTown Ministries in
Quincy, FL.
Survivors include his wife,
.Pattsy Bell Burgess of
Tallahassee, -FL; 1 son, John
Burgess of Crawfordville, FL; 1
brother, Jerry Burgess of
Shalimer, FL; and 1 grandson,
Hunter Burgess of Woodville,
FL.
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John Cooper
John Cooper, 62 of
Melbourne, died on Saturday,
November 11, 2006 in Reading,
England.
Funeral services were
Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Brownlie-
Maxwell Chapel, 1010 E.
Palmetto Ave in Melbourne,
who had charge of arrange-
ments.
He was born in Mt. Pleasant
Dec. 1, 1943, to Will and
Beatrice Poston Cooper, and
was the youngest grandson of
the late L.W. Cooper of Quincy.
He attended Mt. Pleasant
Elementary School, Quincy


High School, Florida Institue of
Technology and graduated from
Brevard Community College in
Melbourne. He served in the US
Air Force before and during the
Vietnam War and was a lifetime
member of the John W. Shaw
Post 84 American Legion in
Quincy, and a lifetime member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
in Melbourne.


John spent over thirty years
traveling the world and living
out his dream of adventure. He
was loved by all for his humor
and his compassion for others,
and he will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife,
Lan Cooper of Melbourne, four
daughters, Charlene Cooper,
Helen Ngyuen and Kim Waller
of Melbourne, and Pollie
Cooper of Kannapolis, NC; a
son, Kenny Vo of Melbourne;
grandchildren, numerous nieces
and nephews; two sisters, Pollie
Cooper Howell of Carrabelle
and Alice Cooper Gelinas of
Columbia, TN; and a brother,
Bill Cooper of Mt. Pleasant.
Correspondence may be sent
to 2875 Fellwood Lane,
Melbourne, FL 32904;
www.cooperjohnp.com.

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John B. Day
John B. Day, 79 of
Attapulgus, GA, died on
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
at his residence.
Funeral services were Friday,
Nov. 17 at First Christian
Church in Bainbridge, GA, with
Minister Jeff Stapleton, and bur-
ial at Greenshade Cemetery in
Baiqirridge. Ivey Funeral Home
of Bainbridge had charge of
arrangements. Online visitors
may, sign the guest register at
www.iveyfuneral.com.
Mr. Day was born on
February 2, 1927, in Decatur
County, GA, the son of John
Russell Day and Laura Frances
Dean Day. He graduated from
Mt. Pleasant High School;
served in the U.S. Army during
World War II and was a furni-
ture salesman. He was a mem-
ber of Bunnell Lions Club, the
Florida Highway Patrol
Auxiliary and First Christian
Church.
He is survived by one son,
John I. Day (Sandy) of
Bainbridge; three daughters,
Joan D. Magueur (Andrd) of
Bainbridge, Rened D. Kever
(Rex) of Quincy, and Margie D.
Smith (Terrelle) of Bainbridge;
a brother, Welton Day of
Bainbridge, a sister, LaVerne
Bellville of Bainbridge; 11
grandchildren and 12 great-
grandchilldren.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Shirley Leathers Day.






Rosie Pearce
Rosie Lee Jackson Pearce,
82, died on Saturday, November
18, 2006, at
Tallahassee
F u sn e rna1
Medical ci
Center. a

services are
2 p.m.
Saturday,
Nov. 25 at St.
Stephens PB
Church with
Rev. Harry Cloud officiating,
and burial in Springfield
Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to
8 p.m. Friday at Bradwell
Mortuary who has charge of
arrangements.
Ms. Pearce was born Aug. 17,
1924 in Grady County, Ga, to
Oscar and Estell Jackson, and
attended the public schools of
Gadsden County. She married
Carl Edward Pearce in the early
60s. She was employed by
Piccadilly Cafeterias.
Ste is survived by five
daughters, Lillian Williams of
Quincy, Pastor Mary Lanier of
Miaihi, Evangelist Dollie


Moten, Helen P. Lewis and
Catherine P. Cloud all of Gretna;
four sisters, Eliese J. Williams
Maryann J. Brooks and Betty J.
Jones all of Gretna, and Thelma
J. Jackson of Orlando; a brother,
Min. Clarence Jackson of
Gretna; 26 grandchildren, 58
great-grandchildren and seven
great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
a son, James McClay Williams;


her parents, Oscar Allen Jackson
and Estella Wynn Jackson; and
siblings, Amos, Jazabel, Stella,
Clara, Eloise and Oscar Allen Jr.

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John Tipper
John Ellis Tipper, 79 of
Quincy, died on Monday,
November 20, 2006 in Quincy.
Graveside services were 2
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at
Sylvania Cemetery in Decatur
County, GA. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home had charge of
arrangements.
Mr. Tipper was retired from
the US Navy and was a member
of the Quincy Lions Club where
he had received the Lion of the
Year award.
He is survived by three sons,
David Tipper and Richard
Tipper of Quincy, and Michael
Tipper of Tallahassee; a daugh-
ter, Kathy Casas of Quincy; five
sisters, Clara Johnsoh of
Tallahassee, Mary Mora of New
Iberia, LA, Marie Pierce of
Clearwater, Rebecca Esther of
Crestview and Alice Ellis of
Colquitt, GA; a brother, J.W.
Tipper of Erath, LA; and nine
grandchildren.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home

Madeleine Wilson
Madeleine A. Omey Wilson,
86 of Quincy, died on
Wednesday, November 15,
2006 in Quincy.
Funeral services were
Monday, Nov. 20 in Roswell,
NM, with burial in South Park
Cemetery in Roswell. Memorial
contributions may be made to
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL
32308; or to RiverChase Care
Center, 1000 Strong Rd, Quincy,
FL 32351. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home had charge of

Born in Forgan, OK, July 2.,
1920, she lived in Texas and
New Mexico before moving to
Quincy in 1947.
She is survived by three sons,
Bob (Nancy) Vines of
Cumming, GA, Bill (Donna)
Vines of Marietta, GA, and
Grady (Doris) Wilson of
Quincy; a'daughter, Peggy W.
Godwin of Kennesaw, GA; nine
grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren, and numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Selwyn S. Wilson,
two brothers and two sisters.


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July 15, 1906 November 27, 2003


Three years have passed Mother
since God called you home to be with
him in heaven around the snow white
throne.
No one knows of the sadness. Only
those who have lost can tell of the
grief that's borne in silence for the
ones we love so well.
Mother we are so lonely, looking at
your empty chair. Remembering all
the happy moments that we shared
when you were here.
We are trying to carry on as you
would have us to do. Hoping to have
you clasp our hand when our work on
earth is through.
Our deepest love,
Your baby girl Mae,
and The Peoples Family


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You shared with us a journey that only you could see, and helped us understand God's way as it was meant to be.
Life had so restricted you, your spirit is now free to go explore the universe for all eternity. -Judy Gagnon


* -WeS love you Nette You were gone before we knew it,
W v, eAnd only God knows why.
M -Mama, Ceasar, Richard My heart still aches in sadness
Laurance, Alexis, lames, your And secret tears still flow.
nieces, nephews, family & friends What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.









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Arnett Chapel

The stewards of Arnett Chapel
AME Church cordially invite
you to come out and worship
with them at their Annual
Steward Day program on
Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. The
speaker wil be the Rev. Clifton
Riley and the St. Hebron AME
Church family. Please come out
and make this a joyous occasion
and help us lift up the holy name
of Jesus because he is worthy to
be praised.

Bear Creek Bethel
mortgage burning

The pastor and members of
Bear Creek Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church in Quincy will
have a mortgage burning cele-
bration Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.
Please come out and celebrate
with us on this great and joyous
occasion. If you have questions
or concern, please contact Rev.
Ernest Miller, pastor, at 850-
875-4927 or Deacon Raymond
Bass of 850-443-6761.

Blessed Hope
Thanksgiving service

Blessed Hope Missionary
Baptist Church will have its
Thanksgiving service Thursday,
Nov. 23, at 10 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26, St. Paul PB
Church, Miccosukkee, will have
charge of the 11 a.m. service.
Nov. 29 through Dec Dec. 1 at
7:30 p.m. nightly, John the
Baptist MB Church of
Bainbridge will hold revival
here. Guest evangelist is Pastor
Nathaniel Trumpet, Jr.
Blessed Hope is located at
2119 Hutchinson Ferry Road in
Quincy. Nathaniel Trumpet, Jr.,
is pastor.

Christmas musical
program at New Zion

The members of New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church cor-
dially invite the public to their
Christmas Musical Program on
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.
New Zion is located at 556
Lincoln Drive in Chattahoochee.
For further information contact
Sis. Minnie Holmes; Sis.
Laverne Nealy 856-9303 or Sis.
Annette Bates 663-4100. Come
one, come all!

Founder's Day service
at Trinity Tabernacle

Trinity Tabernacle
Interdenominational Church
welcomes the public as they


observe their 33rd Founder's
Day service on Nov. 26 at 11
a.m. Please come and enjoy the
Bread of Life that will be deliv-
ered by Elder Kevin Taylor,
Associate Pastor at Antioch
Missionary Baptist in Pembroke
Pines. Elder Taylor is the son of
Brother Bernard and Sister Mary
Taylor of Quincy. The church is
located at 484 Dodger Ball Park
Road in Quincy.

Harvest Celebration at
Greater Tanner Chapel

Greater Tanner Chapel AME
Church, 1911 Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd, Harvest Day fes-
tivities will commence Sunday,
Nov. 26 at 8 a.m. with the theme
"Seed, Sow, Harvest". The guest
preacher will be the Rev. Dale
Harrison of Hickory Hill
Missionary Baptist Church of
Tallahassee.
At 2 p.m. the Rev. Laverne
Thomas, Triumphant Church of
God of Quincy, will be the guest
preacher; Rev. Elizabeth E. Yates
and members of Greater Tanner
invite the public to be a part of
these festivities as we are all
laborers in the Master's vine-
yard.
"The harvest is plentiful, but
the laborers are few." A delec-
table Harvest repast will follow
the afternoon service.

Harvest Day program
at New Zion

The members of New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church cor-
dially invite the public to attend
their Harvest Day Program on
Sunday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.
New Zion is located at 556
Lincoln Drive in Chattahoochee.
For further information contact
Sis. Laverne Nealy 856-9303 or
Sis. Annette Bates 663-4100.
Come one, come all!

Mt. Zion news

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
Church has intercessory prayer
each Monday and Tuesday at 12
noon; Bible study and youth
teaching Wedneday at 7 p.m.
Mass Choir rehearsal TBA.
Thanksgiving blessing to each
of you from the Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church family.


Mt. Zion PB Church youth
department will host a Youth
Gospel 1iTalent Explosion
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. All
churches, youth groups, and
young adults are invited to mag-
nify the Lord with the talent God
has blessed them with (song,
dance poetry and Christian
expression). Contact Mother
Cynthia Gaymon, Youth
Advisor, at 875-1138 or Sister
Melenda Childress, Youth
Director, at 627-0826.
Church school Sunday morm-t
ing 9:30 a.m. Morning worship'
at 11 a.m.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those who
need this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance.
Happy, happy Thanksgiving -
Remember God is the one we
honor and give praise for all
good things come from Him.

Pastor's Union at Body
of Jesus Christ Church

Pastor's Union will be held
this 4th Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4
p.m. at the Body of Jesus Christ
Church, 1406 Live Oak St. (The
Old Patio) in Quincy. Pastors are
Wesley and Lillian Charleston.
The Pastor's Union is held
every 4th Sunday at different
church that are part of this
union. If you would like to be a
part of this union, please contact
Pastor Dorothy Frazier at 850-
627-3162 'nights, 850-875-2872
days.
God has blessed us to have six
churches in this fellowship: All
Nations Praise and Worship
Ministries, Pastor Dorothy
Frazier; Tabernacle of Praise
Deliverance Church Ministry,
Pastor Ardella and Minister
Archie Frison; The House of
Prayer, Pastor Jean Alexis;
Rosedale Community First Born
Church of the Living God in
Chattahoochee; New Life
Church of God in Christ Written
in Heaven, Pstor Sarah Battles
and The Body of Jesus Christ,
Pastors Wesley and Lillian
Charleston. Remember together
we will stand but divided we
will fall.


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t,me and even football! Thanksgiving is a national holiday, celebrated annually, which is set aside to give thanks for the many blessings you
nae experienced in the last year and the ones you have to look forward to in the year to come. All schools and almost all businesses are
closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Friday after is also a day in which many employers and almost all schools are closed, and has
become known as the official first day of the Christmas holiday season. This day has almost become a holiday in itself, as families enjoy turkey leftovers and get ready for
Christmas by putting up their Christmas trees and joining in on the biggest shopping day of the year.
The history of Thanksgiving Day dates all the way back to 1621. Agroup of people from Europe, known as the P,'!cim- voyaged to America on a ship named the Mayflower.
While the new American settlers in Plymouth, Massachusetts tried to establish colonies, they endured great hardships. The local Indians in the area, the 'A.%an plnoa j Tribe,
saw the Pilarim's needs for food and shelter. They aided the colonists by teaching them to build homes and how to harvest food in the new region. Because of the generosity
of the Indians, the settlers were able to survive the winter. The Wampanoag Tribe had a tradition in their tribe. Five times a year they would have great feasts ::-l bralin.j the
harvests and giving thanks for all their blessings. To thank the tribe for their friendly help, the Pilgrim's prepared a feast in their honor, and invited them to dine with them. This
was the very first Thanksgiving feast, and has become an American tradition ever since. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be a national holiday.
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Historical Society to
unveil marker

The West Gadsden Historical
Society invites everyone to the
Unveiling Ceremony of the
Historic Marker at the James A.
Dezell House, 328 E. 8th St.,
Greensboro, on Friday,
November 24, 2006, at 2:00
p.m. The location is at the cor-
ner of Hwy. 12 & E. 8th Street,
2 blocks south of the downtown
area. The celebration com-
memorates the designation list-
ing the house in the National
Register of Historic Places on
May 10, 2006. The Society is
restoring the house which will
be used as its headquarters and a
local museum to its original
early 20th century beauty.
Many descendants of Mr. and
Mrs. Dezell are expected to be
in attendance for this occasion.
This historic marker is the first
erected in Greensboro and the
surrounding community.
Following the ceremony, a time
of fellowship will be enjoyed
and refreshments will be served.
Please come and support the
Society in its work of preserving
the history of Gadsden County.
For further information, please
contact Patricia Fletcher Vice at
442-4041 or pvice@yahoo.com.

Midway toy giveaway
to be held Dec. 16
The City of Midway will be
holding its annual toy giveaway
for the residents of Midway on
Saturday, Dec. 16 from 12pm to
2pm at Midway City Hall. You
must call city hall at,(850) 574-
2355 to be put on the list. The
deadline to sign up is Monday,
Dec. 11. Names will not be
added to the list after that date.
Contact Natalie Madry for more
details.

The True Believers
toy/clothing drive

The True Believers Church is
looking for sponsors for their
toy/clothing drive which is Dec.
16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They
will be giving toys to the chil-
dren in the community and sur-
rounding areas.
They ask for donations of
clothes, toys and non-perishable
items. For more information
please call secretary Andrea at
350-0628 or director of youth
department Melissa at 856-
8222.
Drop-off locations are at The
True Believers Church, M-F 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 16830
Bluestar Hwy. on Hwy. 90
behind BP gas station in Gretna.
Or the Midway Fire Dept. locat-
ed on Hwy. 90, M-F 1 to 4 p.m.
Ask for Chief Robinson.

Midway community
Christmas dinner
The City of Midway will
hold its Second Annual
Community Christmas Dinner
on Saturday, Dec..9 beginning at
6 p.m. This dinner is free to
Midway residents and you must
call city hall at (850) 574-2355
to sign up. Delivery is available
to only those with special needs!
Dinner will be first come, first
served at the Midway Fire
Station. Calls for dinners must
be received no later than
Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve will be distributing toys
to the Big Bend Area on
Saturday, Dec. 16 from 7:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The distribu-
tion site will be at the Navy
Operational Support Center
Tallahassee, 2910 Roberts
Avenue.


All interested persons need to
register at 850-574-3147.
Registration deadline is Friday,
Dec. 8. Parents/guardians are
required to provide the name,
age and sex of child/children.
The birth certificate is required
at the distribution site. The age
range is newborn tb eighteen
years old.
Toy drop-off site is the
Edward J. Butler Bldg. in
Quincy, on the second floor
(Personnel office). Your contri-
bution is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions
Antonio Johnson can be reached
at 850-875-8611 ext. 286.

Clothing giveaway

Arnett Chapel AME Church
will have a clothing giveaway
on Bud's parking lot Nov. 25
from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The
public is welcome. Rev. Willie
Hagan is pastor. W.M. Society.

C-P class of 1972

The Class of 1972 will be
having a class reunion meeting
Nov. 27 at Carter Parramore
Academy at 7 p.m.

Havana Northside class
of '74 banquet

"Let us break bread togeth-
er". That's the theme of the ban-
quet the class of 1974 is giving.
This is a cordial invitation to all
members of the Havana
Northside High School class of
1974 to bread together. The ban-
quet will be held at the senior
citizen center in Havana,
Florida on Dec. 1. Please con-
tact the planning committee as
soon as possible. For more
information call T. Moss at
562-3997 or 566-0692, F.
Randolph at 875-3376 or 445-
6609. Thanks to the members of
the class of 1974 for showing
unity.

Domestic violence,
sexual battery awareness
group to meet
A domestic violence/sexual
battery awareness group will
meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m.at
Cornerstone Community
Outreach COGIC, 1130 W.
Franklin St., Quincy. Elder
Raymond Wilson is pastor.
For more information contact
Julia Wilson at 627-8471.
The group is a Refuge House
Outreach Service.

2006 Gadsden tomato
forum Nov. 30

The 2006 Gadsden Tomato
Forum will be held Thursday,
Nov. 30, 8:15 a.m. until noon at
the North Florida Research and
Education Center, Pat Thomas
Parkway, 155 Research Road in
Quincy. This forum is sponsored
by the Gadsden Tomato
Growers Association. The pro-
gram is an educational program
that focuses on commercial
tomato production in the north-
west Florida, south Alabama
and south Georgia area. Anyone
interested in attending is wel-
come.
Included is information on
Bacterial Wilt Management
Update, Fumigants and
Mulches, Tomato Decay Update
and Tomato Variety Update.
The program is approved for
2.5 Ag Row Crop CEUs and 3.5
Private Ag CEUs.
The Annual Meeting of the
Gadsden Tomato Growers
Association and the Quincy
Tomato Exchange will be con-
ducted at 1:30 p.m.
If you have questions about
the program, call the Gadsen
Extension Service, 875-7255.


Xavier's first birthday

Zavier Jaden Davis will cele-
brate his first birthday on
November 26. Xavier is the son
of Larry and Joanna Davis, and
brother of Laterrika Davis. His
maternal grandparents are
Willie and Melissa Jordan. His
paternal grandparents are Patsey
Davis (Leonthony) and KP
Price (Wanza); godparents are
Devora Moye, Pamela Thomas,
Willie Jean Brown, and Shelton
and Annetheria Turner. Zavier
will celebrate with a party at
Chuck-E-Cheese on December
2


The Havana Centennial
Committee in partnership with
the Town of Havana is proud to
announce a weekend in
December to celebrate its 100
years in existence. The small
north Florida town, which at one
time ruled the world in shade
tobacco production and was a
major cog in the railroad indus-
try for this area, has an exciting
slate of activities and demon-
strations to interest everyone.
Old-timers will be on hand to
discuss how the old tobacco
barns were originally construct-
ed; also how the tobacco leaves
were cured/smoked and later
wrapped around cigars.
There will be music provided
by Havana's Community
Chorus, bands playing bluegrass
to swing, dancers, quilting
demonstrations, storytellers,
blacksmith demonstrations,
great food, a model train exhib-

Farm Bureau women
to meet Tuesday
The Gadsden Farm Bureau
Women's committee will meet
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the
Farm Bureau office.

39th annual fall crafts
show in Tallahassee
The Society of Arts and
Crafts presents its 39th Annual
Fall Crafts Show and Sale on
Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
Dorothy Oven Park in
Tallahassee.
Admission is free and there
will be door prizes. Staple and
canned foods will be collected
for charity at the show. For more
information contact Betty
Rawsthorne at 850-539-9537.

Babysitter training
A holiday babysitter training
blitz: Be Prepared, Feel
Confident Babysitter Training,
will be conducted in Parisian's
training room at the Tallahassee
Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24.
Register your teenager today
to participate in this free
babysitter training by visiting
the following web side: red-
cross.tallytown.com/training-
hss.html
The training is being offered
by the Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross and
includes a free lunch.


12 rules

Continued from Page B 2
1. Begin with infancy to give
the child everything he/she
wants. In this way the child will
grow up to believe the world
owes him a living.
2. When he/she picks up bad
words, laugh at him. This will
make him think they are cute. It
will also encourage him to pick
up "cuter" phrases that will
blow your
mind later.

Never give may d
him/her l
any spirin-
tual train- .
ing. Wait.
until he is
21 years ,n"
old and let e
him decide for himself.
4. Avoid the use of the word
"wrong". He/she may develop a
guilt complex. This will condi-
tion him to believe later, When
he is arrested for stealing oJfcar,
that society is against him nmd
he is being persecuted.
5. Pick up everything he/she
leaves lying around books,
shoes, and clothes. Do e'ery-
thing for him/her so he will be
experienced in throwing off all
responsibility onto others.


it, antique cars, pine straw and
white oak basket making and a
great assortment of vendors.
..Applications to participate
are found on the Town of
Havana website at
www.townofhavana.com. For
information please contact Nell
Cunningham 850-539-8314 or
Karen Myrick 850-539-2820.


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Da'Montrez L. Randall
will be 7 on November
26. He is the son of
Shantorius (Shown)
Butler and Rachual
Randall. His maternal
grandparents are Clifton
and Margaret Butler of
Quincy and his paternal
grandparents are Brenda
and William Randall of
Jacksonville. His god-
mothers are Federica
Pollock and Monica
Jordan. He will be given
a party Saturday,
November 25 at his
mom's house, all family
and friends are invited.


6. Let him/her read any print-
ed matter he can get his hands
on. Be sure that the dishes are.
sterilized but let his mind feast
on garbage.
7. Quarrel frequently in the
presence of your children. In
this way they will not be too
shocked when the home is bro-
ken up later.
8. Give the child all the
spending money he/she wants.
Never let him earn his own.
Why should he have things as
rough as you had them?
9. Satisfy his/her every crav-
ing for food, drink and comfort.
See that every sensual desire is
gratified. Denial may lead to
harmful frustration.
10. Take his/her part against
neighbors, teachers and other
authority figures. They are all
prejudiced against your child.
11. When he/she gets into
trouble, apologize for yourself
by saying, "I never could, do
anything with him."
12. Prepare for a life of grief.
You will be likely to have it.


Dr. Joyner can
at 850-674-2633.


be contacted


April Harrison,

Rick Lewzader

plan December

wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
Harrison are pleased to
announce the upcoming
marriage of their daughter, April
Denise Harrison, to Rick Alan
Lewzader of Panama City.
The wedding is planned for 3
p.m. December 9, 2006 at
Antioch Baptist Church at Lake
Talquin in Quincy.
All friends and family are
invited to attend.



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CERTIFICATE NO. 685
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
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S.E.C. OF COLORED
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208.71 FT., W. 417.42
FT., S. 208.71 FT., S.
PLUSH 417.42 FT., E. 208.71
set. Still FT., N 208.71 FT., E.
warranty, 41-7.42 FT., TO P.O.B. IN
.0. 222- SECTION 14-3N-5W
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
11/2tf 2143N5W00000014203
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SName in which
assessed: HARRY
DIGGS et al

9 Chevy Said Property being in
. In really the County of Gadsden,
i n real State of Florida. Unless
aCRsa such certificate shall be
'CR per- redeemed according to
into a ed law, the property
int a described in such certifi-
fhr at cate shall be sold to the
00. Call highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
me/16,23p 6th day of DECEMBER,
11 6,23p 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Dated this 26th DAY OF
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your NICHOLAS THOMAS
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Gadsden County,
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CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
1999

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 344 P 327 LOl
BLK. 6 MORG,
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386 P 1920

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Name in wt
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highest bidder at
courthouse door on
6th day of DECEMB
2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Dated this 26th DAY
OCTOBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit C.
Gadsden County, Flo

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Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF APPLICA-
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AND NATIONSBANK AS
ASSIGNEE, the holder
of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certifi-
cate 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. 806
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999


OF DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 482 P 1740 OR 360
P 1327 OR 385 P 207.
COMM AT SWC OF SE
1/4 OF SE 1/4 OFSEC-
TION 15-3-6, RUN S 88
DEG 12 MIN E 833 FT.,
N 01 DEG 27 MIN W
454.5 FT TO BEG: RUN
N 88 DEG 12 MIN W
164.5 FT., N 100 FT., S
88 DEG 12 MIN E 159
FT., S 01 DEG 27 MIN E
100.1 FT TO THE POB.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2153N6W00000044401
00

Name in which
assessed: WILLIE D
MCMILLAN

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
6th day of DECEMBER,
2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Dated this 26th DAY OF
OCTOBER, 2006.


NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/02,9,16,23/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 978
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 260 P 683; BEGIN
AT NEC OF NE 1/4 OF
SE 1/4, RUN S 792 FT
TO POB. RUN W 279.84
FT. S 190 FT, E. 279.84
FT, N 190 FT TO THE
POB. IN SECTION 14-
2N-2W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3142N2W00000041401
00



Name in
assessed:
BARROW


DRIVER -OTR

HOME EVERY WEEK
CDL A license required
Benefits available.
EOE, DFWP.
Contact Richard Cain at
Higdon Furniture Co.
850-627-7564 ext. 246
or FAX resume to
850-627-2486.


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




AR\LAC- 1FF
r'Fa Tf.R ,

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

ADULT CASE MANAGERS (three positions
available) #1896, #1742, #1045
Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree with a
major in Psychology, social work, counseling or a
related Human Services field and one year of related
professional experience. For more information:
www.apalacheecenter.org. (850)523-3217 or 1(800) 226-
2931 or visit our Human Resources, 2634-J Capital Circle
N.E., Tallahassee, FL
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free Workplace




NEW AT DOWNTOWN

QUINCY LOCATION


EDUCATOR'S TAX SERVICE
"But everybody's welcome"


SEEKING CPA's
& TRAINED TAX PREPARERS

Contact Karen Wells at
850-251-7336




For all your advertising

Gadsden County Times

627-7649


OPS Custodial Worker.
Salary Range $6.50-
$7.00. University of
Florida, NFREC has a
janitorial position open
to perform basic mainte-
nance and janitorial
duties during normal
working hours 8:00 -
5:00. No benefits are
available with this posi-
tion. Applications may
be obtained at our main
facility, 155 Research
Road, Quincy, FL. For
further information con-
tact Tom Bizzle 850-
875-7100 ext. 237.
Application deadline
November 22, 2006.
11/16c


Title: Instructor Division:
729-01
Location: Quincj, FL
Pay: $55.00 Per Day 2
Days Per Week
Position Start Date:
January 5, 2007
Announcement Close
Date: November 30,
2006 (no consideration
after this date)
Job announcement #:
729-01-26-Quincy (Job
Announcement number
and location must be
indicated on cover letter
or resume)

Send resume & cover
letter to:
Human Resources
fax: (850) 668-2399 or
e-mail:humanresources
@paxen.com or mail:
2834 Remington Green
Circle, Suite 101,
Tallahassee, FL 32308


DESCRIPTION /
which ESSENTIAL JOB
MOLLIE FUNCTIONS:
Duties include, but are
nnt limited to'


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
6th day of DECEMBER,
2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Dated this 26th DAY OF
OCTOBER. 2006.


1. Attending a mandato-


NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/02,9,16,23/06c


ry training session on
January 5-7, 2007.
2..Being responsible for
implementing effective
training and instructional
programs.
3. Assessing the skill
levels of program partic-
ipants and developing
them to their utmost
potential.
4. Supervising partici-
pants, developing
course plans, conduct-
ing training sessions,
maintaining class order,
and enforcing policies.
5. Evaluating partici-
pants for competency
and ensuring proper
completion of program.
6. Conducting ISS
reviews and updates as
required by the funding
source.
7. Counseling partici-
pants.
8. Supervising trainees
during the work-based
projects or work experi-
ence activities.
9. Performing other
tasks as necessary.

MINIMUM TRAINING/
EXPERIENCE:
1. Associate of Arts (AA)
degree and one year of
business/education
experience, or three
years of business/edu-
cation experience.
11/30c


Part-time secretary-
receptionist needed in
Quincy. Quick typing,
good grammar, good
English, people-person.
Needed 2.5 days at
present, could work into
full time. Pay depends
on skill. Fax resume with
handwritten cover letter
to SEPL, 850-627-7191.
11/23-12/07p


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



Cont'd pg. B7


Secretary/Receptionist needed
for busy downtown Quincy business.
Must have superior keyboarding skills; ability to
communicate clearly and politely with cus-
tomers; good knowledge of office machines
and computers; above-average grasp of spelling
and grammar; bilingual a plus.
Send resume with handwritten cover letter to:
SEPL
c/o PO Box 790
Quincy, FL 32353
Closing: Dec. 8, 2006



















TALLAHASSEE Land
Clearing Company
is seeking experienced
heavy equipment operators,

a crew foreman and
:..i.,n an estimator.
Please call
850-894-8733




J6:

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.Capital City

BANK OFFICE
MANAGER
Ideal candidate pro-
vides sales leader-
ship, including pro-
moting, motivating
and coordinating
sales activities to
attain office produc-
tion goals; supervises
retail office audits and
work time for associ-
ates, facilitates asso-
ciate training, and
recommends salary
increases; conducts
meeting with associ-
ates and community
presidents. Prepares
reports, maintains/
updates bank policies
and procedures.
Lending experience
preferred.
Apply online via:
www.ccbg.com
or fax resume to:
850.219,3139
Reference "PG" in all
correspondence.
'Excellent benefits
package.
EOE/Drug Free


ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT III
GR000574
$36,296-$42,000 annu-
ally
DOH/Staffing Services
Closing 12/5/06 at 5
PM

INJURY PREVEN-
TION GRANT
SPECIALIST
GR000482
$41,000 annually
DOH/Grant
Administrative
Closing 12/5/06 at 5
PM

The above vacancies
are fiscal year contract-
ed. For ADA accom-
modations; please noti-
fy Human Resources;
(850) 201-8510, fax
201-8489, TDD 201-
8491 or FL Relay 711.
Obtain mandatory
T a 1 1 a h a s se e
Community College
employment applica-
tion from Human
Resources, TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr.,
Tallahassee, FL 32304-
2895; or email hum-
res@tcc.fl.edu. Visit
the College's website
at www.tcc.fl.edu for
position details and
employment applica-
tion. TCC will be
closed 11/23 &
11/24/06

An Equal
Opportunity/
Affirmative Action
Employer



Driver:
If you want to
drive...We have
the miles and the
MONEY!
Steel company
needs drivers with
3-4 yrs. flatbed &
over the road
experience. Clean
Class A CDL
license is required.
Excellent Salary,
Mileage &
Benefits.
Call (850) 875-
1075, X867
EOE/DFW



Drivers-Owner
Operators
Dedicated Runs
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Savannah, GA
$1.03+Surcharge,
High Mileage,
Excellent Home
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Coverage, Tag
Program
Call Chris:
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C&N Remodeling-
Where Your One Call
Takes Care of it All. No
Job Too Big or Too
Small. Nick 850-443-
1097. Chris 850-433-
1061. Office 850-442-
4919
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2BR / 1.5BA town-
house, Quincy. Private
driveway. Large private
back yard. Will accept
Section 8 approved
applicant. 1-813-382-
4261
11/23p


3 BR/ 1.5 BA town-
house, Quincy. Private
driveway; large private
back yard. Section 8
approved applicants
accepted. 1-813-382-
4261.
11/23p


Para la renta. Casa con
2 cuartes/1 Bafio.
Tereno de 1/2 acrea
$400/mes en Midway.
81 High Bluff Rd. Ilamor
al Se. Moreno 443-
3300.
11/16,23p


2BR/1BA house on 1/2
acre lot in Midway, 81
Hgh Bluff Court.
$400.mo. HUD accept-
ed. 443-3300.
11/16,23p


-




1996 mobile home,
3BR/2BAon 1/2 acre in
Talquin Resorts. Good
condition. $49,900.
Brent Branning, Keller
Williams Realty. 850-
345-9977.
11/23p


2 BR, 1 BA used mobile
home. Must be moved.
Asking $5000 or best
offer. Contact Tjuani at
850-875-3109 or 850-
212-2177.


11/16,23p


Chattahoochee, Wire
Rd. Residential lot
close to Hwy 10. City
water & sewer hookups
in place. Best .offer.
850-579-8867.
11/23p


For Sale By Owner. 4.5
acres and 6.3 acres
The Farms at Quincy.
Near Quincy Golf
Course. 875-3771.
Please leave message
11/23-12/14p


Gadsden County. 2.3
AC. paved road, wood-
ed, hilly. Short drive to
Tallahassee. $29,900
owner finance. www.
landcallnow.com. 1-


DUPLEX
FOR RENT

Brand new 3BR/
2 BA duplex for
rent in Midway
Forest, $800 for
each side.

33 Buckskin
Circle
Midway
Section 8
vouchers are
accepted

850-210-4965




FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.

Call
627-7375


FOR SALE
2 ACRES
Gretna Area-
Beautiful land
for upscale
house or
mobile home
$25,000
(850)
545-6597




a/k/a FLOSSIE
DORETER; ICELEAN
CRITTENDEN a/k/a
ICELEAN DOSTER
a/k/a ICELEAN CRIT-
TENDON; and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF EMMA KATE
MILLER;
Defendants,.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: FLOSSIE DOSTER'
a/k/a FLOSSIE
DORETER; ICELEAN
CRITTENDEN a/k/a
ICELEAN DOSTER
/a/k/a ICELEAN CRIT-
TENDON

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for
Quiet Title has been filed
against you and others,
regarding the following
described property:

LOT 3, BLOCK "I", HILL-
SIDE PARK, UNIT 2, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
108, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.


941-778-7565 or 778- And you are required to
7980. 11/09-30p serve a copy of your writ-
11/d9-30p ten defenses, if any, to it
on Mary W. Col6n,
A Esquire, SMITH,
THOMPSON, SHAW &
MANAUSA, P.A.,
FROM pg. B6 Plaintiff's attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road,
4th Floor, Tallahassee,
GLENN H. SAPP, Florida 32309-3469, no
Plaintiff, more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-
vs. cation date of this notice
of action, and file the
FLOSSIE DOSTER original with the Clerk of


INVITATION TO BID
ASBESTOS ABATEMENT
BID#: 0607-13

The SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA, is requesting bids for
Asbestos Abatement for Building #6, 500
West King Street, Quincy, Florida 32351.

Bids will be per specifications, which can
be picked up at 805 S. Stewart Street,
Quincy, Florida.

Bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. on
November 28, 2006, at which time they will
be opened and read aloud at the office of
the Superintendent at 35 Martin Luther
King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351. For
bids to be accepted, they must be in a
sealed envelope and marked plainly on the
outside. Bids will be posted for viewing by
11:00 A.M. on November 29, 2006.

Asbestos Abatement Building #6, 500
W. King Street, Quincy, Florida 32351

Bid #: 0607-13

Opening Time: 2:00 P.M.

Date: November 28, 2006

Bids must also contain a Minority Form
and a Public Entity Form completed and
signed.

Bids will be accepted or rejected by the
School Board on December 19, 2006.
11/16,23/06c


Reduced: 86.85 acres off of Juniper Creek
Rd. $399,000 (under $4,600/acre).
Picturesque 1/2 woods and 1/2 field.
126 acres 3 miles north of Quincy.
Timberland, good hunting and develop-
ment potential. $675,000. Bring Offers.
3 residential lots together on Circle Dr.
About 1 wooded acre. Great homesite.
$29,000.
North Florida Real Estate
Ben Duncan 841-0606


this Court eith
service on
attorneys or im
thereafter; oth
default, will bi
: rinst ,:.,u for
demanded in
plaint or petitio
DATED this 2
October, 2006.

Nicholas Thor
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By Taya Turnei
Deputy Clerk
11/02,09,1

IN THE
COURT IN T
OND JUDICI
CUIT IN AN
GADSDEN
FLORIDA

CASE NO.
CAA

TIMOTHY TR(
LISA TRONE,
Plaintiffs,

vs.

UNKNOWN H
ROBERT L. MC
JR.; BELINDA
UNKNOWN HE
OF PATRICI.
FROE; and UN
HEIRS OF
MOORE, SR.;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF AC

TO: UN
HEIRS OF RO
MOORE,
UNKNOWN HI
PATRICIA RE
and UNKNOWN
OF JAMES
SR.
YOU ARE N
that a Comp
Quiet Title has I


her before
Plaintiff's
immediately
ierwise, a


against you and others,
regarding the following
described property:


e entered A parcel of land lying in
r the relief"' the Northwest one-quar-
the com-,, ter of the Southeast one-
n. quarter of Section 7,
!4 day of Township-3-North,
Range-1-West, Gadsden
County, Florida and
las being within the bound-
ary of lands described in
Official Record Book
255, page 754 of the
Public Records of said
county said parcel being
more particularly
6&23/06c described as follows:
Commence at
CIRCUIT the Northeast corner of
HE SEC- said .Northwest one-
AL CIR- quarter of Section 7 and
ND FOR run; Thence West 30.00
COUNTY, feet; Thence South
2716.5 feet; Thence
South 17 degrees 10
06-1176- minutes East 242.9 feet
along the East side of
County Road No. 157;
ONE and Thence East 564.6 feet;
Thence South 300.00
feet; Thence West
195.00 feet to a re-bar
(set) for the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
EIRS OF From said
OORE, POINT OF BEGINNING
VENTRY; thence continue West
EIRS 255.00 feet to a concrete
A REN- monument (set) on the
KNOWN Easterly right-of-way
JAMES boundary of County
Road No. 157 (100.00
foot right-of-way);
Thence South 20
CTION degrees 55 minutes 23
seconds East along said
KNOWN Easterly right-of-way
)BERT L. boundary, a distance of
JR.; 139.88 feet to a re-bar
EIRS OF (set); Thence leaving
ENFROE; said Easterly right-of-
N HEIRS way boundary run North
MOORE, 71 degrees 24 minutes
58 seconds East 150.0
IOTIFIED feet to a re-bar (set);
ilaint for Thence South 20
been filed degrees 55 minutes 23


Invitation to Bid
Bid No. 06-20

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for
monthly Pest Control Services. Bids will be
received until 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8,
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 concerning the specifica-
tions should be directed to Spencer Bowens at
850-875-5340. Bids 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 infor-
mality 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
11/23c


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






WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK? This almost
new 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,768 sf home has a great room,
separate living and dining rooms, foyer, pantry,
breakfast nook and bar, 2-car garage and security
system. It's ON 9.75 ACRES. Near golfing, tennis
and swimming.
$280,000 C-1675
NEW LISTING:
HERE'S A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: 5 BR, 3 BA,
3,832 sf home. Construction was begtm in 1992, but
has never been completed. Leaking roof has caused
heavy damage to ceilings and walls. SOLD AS IS
FOR ONLY
$60,000 J-1686
GOOD INVESTMENT WITH GREAT
POTENTIAL: 3 BR, 1 BA older home which needs
some repairs. In Burmah Heights, one of Quincy's
popular residential areas.
$89,000 W-1670
1995 MOBILE HOME ON 2.18 ACRES. 4 BR, 2
BA 1,988 sf. Stove, refrigerator, dish washer. ll'x12'
office. Deck on rear. Security system.
$74,000 J-7177
A MOBILE HOME HAVEN! Five wooded lots
NEAR LAKE TALQUIN with public access to the
lake. Near playground and restaurant.
$35,000 W-4304
CHATTAHOOCHEE: GOOD PROPERTY FOR
SMAL FAMILY, RENTAL OR INVESTMENT. 3
BR, 2 BA, family room, porch. On 75x120 lot.
$37,500 W-1668


Iii M=L


TOWN & COUNTRY
REAL ESTATE, INC. m







NEW LISTING: Beautiful, well maintained
DWMH situated on level country lot.
3Br/2Ba. Owner anxious. Reasonable
offers considered. Call Linda Forehand @
509-9369 for more info. $59900


.red





NEW LISTING: 3Br/1 Ba site built
home. Hwy frontage, near town,
schools, shopping area and in
established area of Quincy.
Contact Linda Forehand for more
detailed info. Call 509-9369.


Prestige Proyerties of TaCahassee listing

PURCHASE YOUR NEW HOMELAND PACKAGE TODAY!


THE PALMS (Shrel Lane)
274 Providence Road Quincy,


(Take 1-10 West Ext. 174 turn left
on Hwy 12 west, turn left on 274
Providence Road, drive three miles.
Development located on the right)


DEVELOPER WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH BUYER DOWN PAYMENT & CLOSING COST


HOMES FOR SALE
(SELLER WILL PAY YOUR CLOSING COST/
DOWN PAYMENT UP TO $5000)
STARTING AT $149,000 $155,000

FOR SALE GREAT INVESTMENT
POTENTIAL!
LARGE ACREAGE 10 ACRES PARTIAL CLEARED
LOCATED IN ST JOHN AREA
#272 Road N. Quincy @ St. John
$17,000 per acre Sale Price $170,000

FOR SALE: $365,000 OR BEST OFFER
1.30 ACRES INVESTMENT PROPERTY
LOCATED NEXT TO WAL-MART
1716 PAT THOMAS PARKWAY
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351

FOR SALE: $58,000
3 BEDROOMS/ 2 BATHROOM
235 WEST SOUTH AVENUE
GRETNA, FLORIDA 32332


seconds East 110.00
feet to an iron pipe (set);
Thence North 71
degrees 24 minutes 58
seconds East 100.61
feet to a re-bar (set);
Thence North 25
degrees 03 minutes 23
seconds West 169.48
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Containing
0.79 acres more or less.

And you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on MARY W. COLON,
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 26 day
October, 2006.


INVITATION
TO SELL
PROPERTY
The SCHOOL
BOARD OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA has approx-
imately 80 acres of
open pastureland for
sale. All realtors in the
County of Gadsden,
that are interested in
listing this property,
are requested to con-
tact the office of
Wayne Shepard,
Director of Facilities,
for information con-
ceming the property.
Contact Information:
Gadsden County
School Board, Main-
tenance Department,
805 S. Stewart Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351
850-627-9888.
11;09-23,06c


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
11/02,09,16,23/06c

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

CASE NO. 06-001057-
CA-A

THE CIT GROUP/CON-
SUMER FINANCE, INC.
Plaintiff,

v.

NATHANIEL KING, JR.;
MATTIE KING;
ELLANOR D. HATTEN;
SYLVESTER L. HAT-
TEN, SR.; and all
unknown parties claim-
ing by, through, under or
against the herein
named Defendants, who
are not known to be
dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended
to account for the person
or persons in possession
Defendants. 1
iC
NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given,
that pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated October 30, 2006
in this cause, I will sell
the property situated in
GADSDEN County,
Florida described as:

COMMENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(#4792) ON THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY OF
PROVIDENCE ROAD
(COUNTY ROAD NO.
274) MARKING THE
NORTHWEST CORNER


For Sale $165,000
ZONED RESIDENTIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Great Investment Property
322 Washington Street Quincy, Florida 32351
2,818 TOTAL SQ. FT.
SALE PRICE $165,000 or best offer

For Sale $45,000
Vacant Land Sawdust Estates
Located off 274 Providence Road
xxx Noah Lane Quincy, Florida 32351
1.12 acres Partial Cleared

FOR SALE $350,000
1'e 1.50 ACRES VACANT-CLEARED LAND FOR
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT
LOCATED A BLOCK FROM THE GADSDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
267 PAT THOMAS PARKWAY
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351



Fri'
-- ----. .. s.'


OF LOT 2, WOOD
LAWN ACRES, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 67, IN
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, WHICH IS THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 54 MINUTES
16 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY
166.63 FEET TO AN
IRON REBAR AND CAP
(LB#6154), THENCE
LEAVING SAID RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY
RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 32 MINUTES
45 SECONDS EAST
261.42 FEET TO AN
IRON REBAR AND CAP
(LB#6154), THENCE
RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES 54 MINUTES
16 SECONDS WEST
166.63 FEET TO AN.
IRON REBAR AND CAP
(LB#6154), THENCE
RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 32 MINUTES
45 SECONDS WEST
261.42 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

SAID PARCEL LYING
AND BEING IN SEC-
TION 25, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 5
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 2003
FLEETWOOD DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME
HAVING IDENTIFICA-
TION #
GAFL335A88327BH21
AND IDENTIFICATION
# GAFL335B88327.

a/k/a 3130 Providence
Road, Greensboro, FL
32330

at public sale to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, in the courthouse
square, on the South
side, facing US HWY
90, at the Gadsden
County Courthouse
located at 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,


Florida, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m. on December 5,
2006.

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

DATED at Quincy,
Florida this 30th day of
October, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk

IF YOU HAVE A DIS-
ABILITY WHICH
REQUIRES ANY
ACCOMMODATIONS IN
ORDER FOR YOU TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU
,ARE-ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT
NICHOLAS THOMAS,
CLERK, AT 850-875-
8601 OR WRITE TO
HIM AT PO BOX 1649,
QUINCY, FLORIDA
32353 WITHIN TWO
WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR
VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
11/16&23/06c

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

CASE NO.: 06-001388-
CAA

IN RE: FORFEITURE
OF:
One (1) Suzuki
Motorcycle,
VIN
JS1GW71A562100101.

NOTICE OF FORFEI-


TURE PROCEEDINGS

TO: GREGORY J.
JONES AND ALL PER-
SONS OR ENTITIES
WHO CLAIM AN INTER-
EST IN THE ABOVE
DESCRIBED PROPER-
TY:

The GADSDEN COUN-
TY SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT seized
the property described
above on September 20,
2006, from 1940 Pat
Thomas Parkway, in
Quincy, Gadsden
County, Florida. On
November 7, 2006, the
seizing agency filed a
Complaint for Order of
Probable Cause and for
Final Judgment and
Order of Forfeiture with
the Gadsden County
Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Civil Division,
Post Office Box 1649,
Quincy, Florida.

Whereas an Order
Finding Probable Cause
has been entered by the
Court, all persons or
entities with standing to
claim an interest in the
above-described proper-
ty shall, no later than
December 7, 2006, show
cause by filing with the
Clerk of the Court
responsive pleadings as
to why a Final Judgment
and Order of Forfeiture
should not be entered
against the above-
described property. All
claimants are further
required to serve a copy
of such pleadings upon
DAWN POMPEY
WHITEHURST, Attorney
for the Gadsden County
Sheriff's Department, at
Knowles & Randolph,
P.A., 3065 Highland
Oaks Terrace,
Tallahassee, Florida
32301, within said time
period. Failure to file
and serve such plead-
ings within said time
period shall result in an
entry of default.



Cont'd pg. B8


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B8 The Gadsden County Times


November 23, 2006


FROM pg. B7
Dated this 9th
day of November, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of The Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

By:Cynthia R. Daniels
Deputy Clerk
11/16&23/06c

DOCUMENT 00100

INVITATION FOR BID

Bids for furnishing all
labor, materials, equip-
ment, and services
required for the Work
known as Roofing.
Bonifay, Havana &
Wewahitchka, Florida will
be received until 10:00
AM local time on 30
November 2006 at the
office of the Housing
Authority (PHA) indicated
below. At this time and
place all bids received
will be publicly opened
and read aloud.

Without force and effect
on the Bidding
Documents and the pro-
posed contract
Documents, the work
required is briefly
described as: Partial
modernization of ninety-
four (94) Dwelling Units
and seven (7) Non-
Dwelling Buildings locat-
ed on the sites known as
FL 15-5A & FL 15-5B
(Bonifay, FL). FL 15-10
(Havana, FL) and FI 15-
13A, Fl 15-13 A (Elderly)
& FL 15-13B
(Wewahitchka, FL). The
work consists of re-roof-
ing with asphalt shingles
including associated
removal of existing roof-
ing, carpentry, flashing
and sheet metal work,
and ridge vents.

The work required is fully
described in the Bidding
Documents consisting of
the Project Manual and
the Drawings.

Proposed Contract
forms, Drawings and
Project Manual are on
file in the office of the
PHA and the Architect,
TOMBERLIN ASSOCI-
ATES, INC., 1145
Hightower Trail, Suite
200, Atlanta, Georgia
30350, telephone (770)
552-2040. Bidding
Documents may be
obtianed by providing a
NONREFUNDABLE pay-
ment of $60.00 per set of
Documents to the
Architect. No partial sets
will be issued. Checks
should be made payable
to the Architect and
mailed to the above
address. Information
regarding this Project,
including a list of the Plan
Holders, can be viewed
on the Architect's web
site: www.Tomberlin
Associates.com.

Each bid shall include
Bid Guarantee in an
amount equal to five per-
cent of the Bid. Provide
as a certified check or
bank draft payable to the
PHA; U.S. Government
bonds, or as a properly
executed Bid Bond with
surety acceptable to the
PHA. A Surety Company
executing the Bid Bond
must be authorized to
transact business in the
Project State, and must
appear on the most cur-
rent U.S. Treasury
Department's Cir6ular
No. 570. The successful
bidder is required to
provide satisfactory
Performance and
Payment Bonds prior to
execution of the
Agreement.

Refer to provisions for
equal employment opor-
tunities and payment of
not less than minimum
salaries and wages indi-
cated in the Project
Manual.

Each bid shall include
THE SIGNED ORIGINAL
AND TWO CON-
FORMED COPIES of the
following:
1. A properly executed
Bid Form.
2. A properly executed
Bid Guarantee.
3. A properly executed
Non-Collusive Affidavit.
4. A fully completed Form
HUD 5 3 6 9 -A,
"Representations,
Certifications and Other
Statements of Bidders".


Small businesses and
minority firms are urged
to submit proposals.
Certification as a
Minority-business
Enterprise (or number of
partners, shareholders,
employees who are
members of minority
classification or are
women) should be
included in the Bid pro-
posal. Refer to Articles
38, 39 and 40 of The
General Conditions.

The PHA reserves the
right to reject any and all


bids, and to waive irregu-
larities and formalities in
the bidding. No bids may
be withdrawn for a period
of sixty days subsequent
to the opening of biids
without PHA consent.

Northwest Florida
Regional Housing
Authority
Housing Authority (PHA)
Post Office Box 218
(5302 Brown Street)
Address
Graceville, Florida
32440-0218
City, State, Zip Code
11/16&23/0,6c

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

CASE NO.
06001345CAA

J.P. MORGAN CHASE
BANK, AS TRUSTEE,
BY THROUGH ITS
DULY AUTHORIZED
SERVICING AGENT,
VANDERBILT MORT-
GAGE AND FINANCE,
INC., SUCCESSOR
SERVICE TO OAK-
WOOD ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION, LLC,
Plaintiff,

vs.

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D EV I S E E S,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, AND
TRUSTEES OF GER-
ALD P. SIMPSON AND
JUDY D. SIMPSON,
'AND ALL UNKNOWN
CLAIMANTS WITH AN
INTEREST IN THE
PREMISES,
S.Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION -

TO: GERALD P.
SIMPSON AND JUDY D.
SIMPSON AND THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,.
D E V I S E E S,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
C RED ITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL
PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property in
Gadsden County, Florida
described as 1996
Fleetwood manufactured
home serial number
FLFLS70A23575HL21,
and Gregory Subdivision,
Lot "C", Commence at an
iron pipe marking the
northwest corner of the
West half of the
Southwest quarter of the
Southeast quarter of
Section 36, Township 3
North, Range 2 West,
Gadsen County, Florida,
and thence South 88
degrees 32 minutes 35
seconds West, along the
North boundary of tall
timber subdivision
(unrecorded), a distance
of 2630.07 feet to rebar
and cap on the Easterly
right of way of County
Road no.153; thence run
Northeasterly along said
Easterly right of way of
County Road no.153,
along a curve to the left
having a radius of
1960.08 feet for an arc
distance of 542.80 feet
(chord North 16 degrees
41 minutes 59 seconds
West 541.06 feet) to a
concrete monument
marking the end of said
curve; thence North 24
degrees 37 minutes 59
seconds West, along
said Easterly right of way
of County Road no.153,
for a distance of 233.60
to a concrete monument
for the point of beginning
from said point of begin-
ning, thence continue
North 24 degrees 37
minutes 59 seconds
West, along said Easterly
right of way of County
Road no.153, for a dis-
tance of 254.77 feet to a
concrete monument for a
point of curve to the left,
having a radius of
1960.08 feet; thence
Northwesterly along said
Easterly right of way of
County Road no.153 and
said curve for an arc dis-
tance of 133.45 feet
(chord North 26 degrees
35 minutes 01 seconds
West 133.42 feet) to a
rebar; thence South 85


degrees 51 minutes 01
seconds East, along the
southern maintained'
right of way boundary of
a 44.00 foot roadway
known as Lester Lewis
Road, 372.87 feet to a
concrete monument for a
point of curve to the left,
having a radius of 533.00
feet, thence Easterly
along said southern
maintained right of way
boundary and curve for
an arc distance of 267.96
feet (chord bears North
80 degrees 16 minutes
52 seconds East 265.35
feet) to a concrete monu-
ment; thence South 21


degrees 56 minutes 17
seconds East 424.00
feet to a concrete monu-
ment; thence North 87
degrees 45 minutes 03
seconds West 626.43
feet to the pointy of
beginning, subject to a
60.00 foot access, utility
and drainage easement
of the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida, has been filed
against you and you are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Jeremy R.
Wilson, the plaintiff's
attorney, whose address
is: The Corea Firm,
P.L.L.C., 325 N. St. Paul,
Suite 4150, Dallas, Texas
75201, telephone: (214)
953-3900, facsimile:
(214) 953-3901 on or
before 30 days after the
first publication of this
notice and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this
court either before serv-
ice on the plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered'
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint.

DATED on October 26,
2007

Nicholas Thomas
GADSDEN COUNTY
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By:/s/ Betty Sue
Sadberry
As Deputy Clerk
11/16&23/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2005-109-
CA-B
DIVISION

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

vs.

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

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Jescheduling
Foreclosu'e--Sale dated
November 2, 2006 and
entered in Case NO.
2005-109-CA-B of the
Circuit Court of the SEC-
OND Judicial Circuit in
and for GADSDEN
County, Florida .wherein
U. S. BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff
and CARLA CAMPBELL
A/K/A CARLA A CAMP-
BELL; JOHN R CAMP-
BELL A/K/A J. REX
CAMPBELL; are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at SOUTH-
SIDE STEPS OF THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 5th day
of December, 2006, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:

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


EAST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

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 November 3, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
11/16&23/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR GAD-
SEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

CASE NO. 05-649-CA B

UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, RURAL
HOUSING SERVICE,
USDA

Plaintiff,

v

YOLANDA D. CULVER;

UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF YOLANDA D. CUL-
VER; and all unknown
parties claiming by,
through, under or against
the herein named
'Defendants, who are not
know to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs,
devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses,
or other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended
to account for the person
or persons in posses-
sion; GAD.SDEN COUN-
TY, A POLITICAL SUB-
DIVISION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA
Defendants.,

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
November 6, 2006 in this
cause, i vill sell the prop-
erty situated in GADS-
DEN County, Florida
described as:

LOT 2, BLOCK 7, SEL-
MAN'S ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF QUINCY,
FLORIDA AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOK 1,
PAGE 73, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

a/k/a 115 McArthur
Street, Quincy, FL 32351

at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the court-
house square, on the
South side, facing US
HWY 90, at the Gadsden
County courthouse locat-
ed at 10 East Jefferson
Street, Quincy, Florida,
at 11:00 o'clock a.m., on
December 5, 2006.

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

Dated at Quincy, Florida
this 6th day of
November, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Vicki B. Vick
Deputy Clerk
Notice to person with
Disabilities. If you have a
disability which requires
any accommodation in
order to participate in this
proceeding you are enti-
tled at no cost to you to
the provision of certain
assistance. Please con-
tact NICHOLAS
THOMAS Clerk at 850-
875-8601 or write to him
at PO BOX 1649,
Quincy, FL 32353, within
2 working days of your
receipt of this notice. If
you are hearing or voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771.
11/16&23/06c

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

CASE NO. 06-1052 CAA

WELLS. .FARGO BANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
OPTldi ONE MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST


2001-B, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-
B,
Plaintiff?

vs.

AMOS LORENZO ELLIS
AKA AMOS ELLIS, et,
al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
November 6, 2006, and
entered in Case No. 06-
1052 CAA, of the Circuit


Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR OPTION
ONE MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2001-B,
ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2001-B, is a Plaintiff and
AMOS LORENZO ELLIS
AKA AMOS ELLIS;
UNKNOWN TTENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT
#2; are the Defendants. I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at North Front Steps,
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson, Quincy, FL
32351, at 11:00 a.m. on
December 6, 2006, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:

A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING IN SECTION 15,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST, GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ALSO LYING WITH-
IN THE BOUNDARIES
OF A 139.81 ACRE
TRACT AS DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 329, PAGES 1124
AND 1125 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY, BEING MORE'
PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY METES
AND BOUNDS AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT NEAR A "T'
INTERSECTION. OF
THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARIES OF TWO
ROADS, DESIGNATED
ON GADSDEN COUNTY
GENERAL HIGHWAY
MAP PREPARED BY
THE FLORIDA STATE
ROAD DEPARTMENT
AND THE U.S. DEPART-
MENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION IN SEP-
TEMBER 1967 AS
STATE ROAD NO. S-
274, DIRECTION OF
ONE HEADING SOUTH-
WESTERLY/NORTH-
EASTERLY THE OTHER
DEADENING INTO IT
FROM THE EAST, SAID
POINT BEING THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID LANDS AND
RUN; THENCE SOUTH
22 DEGREES 55 MIN-
UTES 26 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
SOUTHEASTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF STATE
ROAD NO. S-274
(HEADING SOUTH-
WESTERLY/NORTH-
EASTERLY) A DIS-
TANCE OF 8.52 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 31
DEGREES 32 MINUTES
48 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID SOUTH-
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY, A
DISTANCE OF 1544.98
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
31 DEGREES 33 MIN-
UTES 37 SECONDS
WEST 90.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 31
DEGREES 33 MINUTES
37 SECONDS WEST
90.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 58 DEGREES
27 MINUTES 12 SEC-
ONDS EAST 134.04
FEET: THENCE NORTH
31 DEGREES 32 MIN-
UTES 48 SECONDS
EAST 90.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 58
DEGREES 27 MINUTES
12 SECONDS WEST
134.02 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
AKA LOT .17, BOSTIC
ROAD, HWY 274 QUIN-
CY, FL 32351. THE
SECURITY INSTRU-
MENT SECURES AN
OBLIGATION FOR A
MANUFACTURED
HOME WHICH IS
ALREADY OR TO BE
PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED TO THE SUB-
JECT REAL ESTATE:
FLEETWOOD, MODEL
NUMBER 3409-99, SER-
IAL NUMBER
GB1CS21053A&B,
MODEL YEAR 19984.

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

Dated this 6th day of
November, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
As Clerk of the Court


(SEAL)

By: Vicki B. Vick
As Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities
needing a special
accommodation should
contact COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION, at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.


11/16&23/06c

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

Case No. 06-1158-CA

WELLS FARGO FINAN-
CIAL SYSTEM FLORI-
DA, INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.


ROGER LEWIS JR.
a/k/a ROGERS LEWIS
JR.; DENISE L. LEWIS
a/k/a DENISE LEWIS;
and UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES,
including, if a named
defendant is deceased,
the personal representa-
tives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and
all other parties claiming
by, through, under or
against that defendant,
and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural
or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under
any of the above named
or described defendants,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING A
PART OF THE LANDS
AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 2, PAGE 293 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, ALSO
SAID PARCEL LYING IN
THE SOUTHWEST
ONE-QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 8, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, OF SAID COUN-
TY AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY METES
AND BOUNDS AS FOL-
.LOWS:

COMMENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(FOUND) MARKING
THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID
LANDS, ALSO SAID
POINT MARKING THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT 7, BLOCK "A"
OF FOREST HILLS, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
215 OF SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS AND RUN;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 40 MINUTES
23 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE NORTH-
ERN BOUNDARY OF
SAID LANDS, A DIS-
TANCE OF 639.56 FEET
TO AN IRON PIPE
(FOUND) ON THE
WESTERLY MAIN-
TAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF A
COUNTY ROADWAY
KNOWN AS JAMIESON
ROAD, ALSO SAID
POINT MARKING THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SAID LANDS;
THENCE SOUTHERLY
ALONG SAID WESTER-
LY MAINTAINED RIGHT-
OF-WAY BOUNDARY
AS FOLLOWS: THENCE
SOUTH 04 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS WEST 20.94
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (SET) FOR
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM THE SAID
PONT OF BEGINNING
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 04 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS WEST 126.53
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (SET);
THENCE LEAVING
SAID WESTERLY MAIN-
TAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY AND RUN
NORTH 86 DEGREES
56 MINUTES 33 SEC-
ONDS WEST 251.99
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (SET);
THENCE NORTH 04
DEGREES 39 MINUTES
33 SECONDS EAST


122.45 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(SET); THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 40 MIN-
UTES 23 SECONDS
EAST 83.57 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONU-
MENT (SET); THENCE
SOUTH 86 DEGREES
38 MINUTES 55 SEC-
ONDS EAST 169.20
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.

at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the South
front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East


Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
a.m. on December 5th,
2006.

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

DATED this 6th day of
November, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Vicki B. Vick
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities
needing a special
accommodation should
contact COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION, at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.


11/16&23/06c (SEAL)
By: Taya Turner
LEGAL NOTICE As Deputy Clerk
11/23&30/06c


B&S Rentals, 649
Industrial Drive, Quincy,
FL 32351 will have a sale
on December 9, 2006 at
9:00 AM. This sale will be
on items stored in the
estate of Janice
Blackman, F-82;
Cassandra Smith, F-70;
and Stella Thomas, C-
qnO, .11 $ .. ... .......


30U; all orIUI
of rent.
described
goods. All
sold or o
posed of.


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY

Case #: 06-001118 CA
Division #:


non-payment JPMORGAN CHASE
All contents BANK, AS TRUSTEE
as household FOR THE REGISTERED
items will be HOLDERS OF STRUC-
therwise dis- TURED ASSET SECU-
RITIES CORPORATION,
11/23&30/06c MORTGAGE PASS-
TUDHRtCH It rJ 'DTIFI


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

CASE NO.: 2006-1295-
CA-A
DIVISION:

CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

KNOWN HEIRS,
D EVI S E E S,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS ,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
STEPHEN DARGAN,
JR. DECEASED et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D EVI S E E S,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CRED ITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
STEPHEN DARGAN,
JR.DECEASED

LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS:UNKNOWN
C U R R E N T
ADDRESS:UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL
.UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS:UNKNOWN
C U R R E N T
ADDRESS:UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property in
GADSDEN County,
Florida:

THAT CERTAIN PAR-
CEL OF LAND KNOWN,
DESIGNATED, AND
DESCRIBED AS LOT 4,
BLOCK 4, ON AND
ACCORDING TO A MAP
OR PLAT OF SPRING-
SIDE, PREPARED BY
PIERCE MCDONALD
FROM A SURVEY
THEREOF BY HIM, THE
SAME BEING A PART
OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
SECTION 12, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST, SITUTATED,
LYING, AND BEING IN
THE COUNTY OF
GADSDEN AND THE
STATE OF FLORIDA;
SAID LOT BEING
LOCATED APPROXI-
MATELY 50.00 FEET
NORTH OF THAT CER-
TAIN SPRING KNOWN
AS SPRINGSIDE


CATES, SERIES 2003-
BC3,
Plaintiff,

vs.

RUBY A. BURNS; ETAL
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated
November 6, 2006,
entered in Civil Case No.
06 001118 CA of the
Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein
JPMorgan Chase Bank,
as Trustee for the regis-
tered holders of
Structured Asset
Securities Corporation,
Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2003-
BC3, Plaintiff and Ruby
A. Burns are
defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for caseh, AT THE
SOUTH SIDE OF THE
COURTHOUSE LOCAT-
ED AT 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON STREET,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on January 4,
2007 the following.
described property as set
forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

THAT PART OF THE
NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF
SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
1 NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, TALLAHASSEE
MERIDIAN, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

COMMENCING AT A
POINT 2713.05 FEET
EAST AND 21.45 FEET
NORTH OF THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 9, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 542.00
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING
MARKED BY A FOUND
IRON PIPE; FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN EAST 150.00
FEET, THROUGH AN
IRON ROD 143.60 FEET
EAST OF THE POINT
OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 50.00
FEET; THENCE WEST
150.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 50.00 FEET, TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
AND
THAT PART OF THE
NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF
SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP
1 NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, TALLAHASSEE
MERIDIAN, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:

COMMENCING AT A
POINT 2713.05 FEET
EAST AND 21.45 FEET
NORTH OF THE
NORTHWEST CORNER


CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U A L
DEFANDANT(S) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN

Cont'd pg. B9


LEGAL$


SPRING AND/OR MIL-
LION DOLLAR SPRING.

PARCEL ID#: 3 12 2N
4W 1090 00004 0040.

has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses within
30 days after the first
publication, if any, on
Echevarria, Codilis &
Stawiarski, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file
the original with this
Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for the relief
demanded in the
Complaint or petition.

This notice shall be pLb-
lished once each week
for two consecutive
weeks in the Gadsen
County Times

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 16 day of November,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Court


OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 9, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 542.00
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING
MARKED BY A FOUND
IRON PIPE; RUN EAST
143.60 FEET TO AN
IRON ROD; RUN
NORTH 50.00 FEET TO
A FOUND IRON PIPE;
RUN WEST 143,60
FEET TO AN IRON
ROD; RUN SOUTH
50.00 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH
TRIPLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME, YEAR: 1996,
MAKE: MERITT, VIN #
FLHMBC65738435A,
FLHMBC65738435B &
FLHMBC65738435C,
PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED THEREON.

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

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

DATED at QUINCY,
Florida, this 6th day of
November, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

By: Vicki B. Vick
Deputy Clerk
11/23&30/06c

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

CASE NO.: 2006-1318-
CA-A
DIVISION:

WELLS FARGO N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2004-
FF11, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2004-FF11,
Plaintiff,

vs.

LUKE F. STARLING
A/K/A LUKE STARLING,
et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LUKE F. STARLING
A/K/A LUKE STARLING
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 309 W.
Washington Street,
Quincy, FL 32351

CURRENT ADDRESS:
309 W. Washington
Street, Quinicy, FL 32351

DENA K. STARLING
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 309 W.
Washington Street,
Quincy, FL 32351

CURRENT ADDRESS:
309 W. Washington
Street, Quinicy, FL 32351

TENANT #1
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 309 W.
Washington Street,
Quincy, FL 32351

CURRENT ADDRESS:
309 W. Washington
Street, Quinicy, FL 32351

TENANT #2
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 309 W.
Washington Street,
Quincy, FL 32351

CURRENT ADDRESS:
309 W. Washington
Street, Quinicy, FL 32351

ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES








The Gadsden County Times November 23,2006 B9


FROM pg. B8
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOUR ARE NOTI FED
than an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property in
GADSDEN County,
Florida:
BEGIN AT A POINT ON
THE SOUTH SIDE OF
WASHINGTON STREET
IN THE CITY OF QUIN-
CY, FLORIDA, (FOR-
MERLY TOWN OF QUIN-
CY, FLORIDA), SEVEN-
TY-TWO (72) FEET
WEST OF THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT
NUMBERED SEVENTY-
FIVE (75), ACCORDING


TO THE MAP OR PLAT
OF THE ORIGINAL
TOWN OF QUINCY,
FLORIDA, AND THENCE
RUN SOUTH PARALLEL
WITH CALHOUN
STREET IN SAID CITY
OF QUINCY, ONE HUN-
DRED FIFTY (150) FEET
TO THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF
LOT NUMBERED SEV-
ENTY-SIX (76) ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT AFORESAID,
THENCE RUN WEST
SIXTY-EIGHT AND ONE
HALF (68 1/2) FEET,
THENCE NORTH ONE
HUNDRED FIFTY (150)
FEET TO THE SOUTH
SIDE OF SAID WASH-
INGTON STREET,
THENCE EAST ALONG
THE SOUTH SIDE OF
SAID WASHINGTON
STREET SIXTY-EIGHT
AND ONE HALF (68 1/2)
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, BEING A
PART OF LOT NUM-


BERED SEVENTY-FIVE
(75), ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT OF
SAID ORIGINAL TOWN
OF QUINCY, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 2, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND A PART
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION
SEVEN (7), TOWNSHIP
TWO (2) NORTH,
RANGE THREE (3)
WEST.
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publi-
cation, if any, on
Echevarria, Codilis &
Stawiarski, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the
original with 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 or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
the Gadsden County
Times.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
the 16 day of November,
2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Court
(SEAL)
By Taya Turner
As Deputy Clerk
11/23&30/06c


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Thanksgiving

Continued from Page B 1
"I am so grateful to Mothers In
Crisis for that day because they really
saved my life," she said. "They are the
reason I am here for my children and
my niece."
Her mission now is to keep her chil-
dren and niece off the path that she
chose. "I'll do everything I can to show
them the right way. Teenage girls get
rebellious and that's okay, but I will not
let them do what I did or go through
what I went through," she said.
First, she is going to get her GED. "I
failed the math part, but they are work-
ing with me to study for it at home
because I don't have a way to get there.
I think I can set a better example for
them if I do something that is important
(rather) than if I can tell them. When
they see me succeed, then they can do


the same thing," she said.
An open Bible sits on the coffee
table daily. She reads excerpts to give
her strength. "A lot of people are
always asking God for things, but I
thank God for what he had given me:
my family, a will to do better, and peo-
ple in this community who care enough
to help me." she said.
LaTanya, with three teenage girls
ahd a two-year-old boy, isn't sure what
Thanksgiving will bring this year. The
"hope" Christmas tree may still be bare
on December 24. but she is thankful for
this year at this time.
Today she has to figure out a way
to get the two-year-old a pair of shoes.
He can't go out to play because he
only has a pair of sandals. "If I could
just get him a pair of shoes I would be
grateful. it's hard keeping a little boy
cooped up in the house all day, she
said.


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A pep rally was held Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Carter-Parramore Academy where cheerleaders and the
members of the junior varsity and varsity teams were officially introduced to the staff and student body.
The rally was designed to motivate the girls' team, who will kicked off their season Nov. 15 at
Apalachicola High.
There was a rush of anticipation as the students cheered on when eaih player was presented.
Cheerleader LaShawn Shaw stated, "We feel proud of CPA. This is the hit itiean, that we have had in
such a long time. Look how far we have come. I can't wait to cheer for lthe Miliht. Lions."
The coaches and team players were also thrilled. Antwan Fisher, team captain of the varsity basket-
ball team said, "We have a lot of talent. It is a good experience and I feel thlr -. i have the greatest coach-
ing staff in Gadsden County. We are definitely going to have a winning te.S.'.n "
Center for the girls' varsity team, Shandrieka Daniels, commented that I- .*vished every team good
luck, and hopes that they are ready for the Mighty Lions. It is clearly apparent that team spirit has cap-
tivated everyone at Carter-Parramore Academy.


Gadsden County
Schools menus

Friday, Nov. 24
No School
Monday, Nov. 27
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
w/toast, 100% grape juice.
Lunch: Spaghetti w/meat
sauce, corn on the cob, mixed
fruit, garlic toast, white cake
w/strawberry topping.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
w/toast, 100% pineapple juice.
Lunch: Fried chicken hot
wings w/roll, sweet potatoes
w/marshmallow, green beans,
peach cobbler.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
w/toast, 100% apple juice.
Lunch: Turkey & cheese
wrap, oven potatoes, sliced
apples, butter cookie.
Thursday, Nov. 30
Breakfast: Cheese grits
w/ham & biscuit, variety of
mixed fruit.
Lunch: Salisbury steak
w/roll, mashed potatoes, sea-
soned peas, cherry cobbler.
Choice of milk with each
meal.


Greensboro Elementary honors for first 9
weeks:
1st grade, Mrs. Logue: Principals List: Diana
Benitez
A/B Honor Roll: Delshun Bradwell, Jamal
Gedeo, Daisha McCray, Juan Perez, Lucia Salais

'Mrs. Weeks: Principals List: Brittany Smith,
Ronald Williams
A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Bohannon, Donterious
Jones

Mrs. Bradwell, Principals List: Hunter Weeks,
Casey Hostetter, Adrian Flores, Maria Barrera
A/B Honor Roll: Angelica Martinez

2nd grade: Mrs. Holt, Principals List: Davarius
Roberts
A/B Honor Roll: Miguel Botello, Jose
Gonzalez, Shundarius Jackson, Veatriz Serrano,
Cindy Trevino

Ms. A. Bryant, Principals List: Virginia
Richards
A/B Honor Roll: Antonio Jimenez, Trinity
Corker, Frances McDonough, Adrianna Garcia,
Ashlyn Robinson, Martin Rodriguez

3rd grade: Mrs. P. Smith, A/B Honor Roll:
Joselin Mejia, Tristin Sadberry


Mrs. Joseph, Principals List: Jessica Porter
A/B Honor Roll: Christian Grimaldo, TraQuez
Roberts, Willie Sweet
Ms. K. Smith, Principals List: Sharekah Street,
Evelin Tomas
A/B Honor Roll: Millennia Dunivan, Leslie
Hernandez
4th grade: Mrs. Youngblood, A/B/ Honor Roll
Haley Cook, Jessica Flores, Eva Lopez
5th grade: Mrs. Walker, Principals List: Edmi
Gonzalez, Joseph Porter, Thalia Ramirez, Brenicia.
Stephens
A/B Honor Roll: Ronterrius Ford, Carlton
McWhite, Myra Roman, Anay Sanchez, Miriam.
Serrano, Yvette Hernandez

Ms. Hairston, A/B/ Honor Roll: Ashley
Grimes, Sylvia Dunivan, Alejandro Sanchez,
Justice Williams

Mr. Matos, A/B Honor Roll: Eduardo Centero,
Nicholas Myers, Mariah Frye, Rogelio Santiago

6th grade: Mr. Drayton, Principals List:
Sterling Jones

Mrs. C. Bryant, A/B/ Honor Roll: Brianna
Graham, Courtney Mickel


Bill of Rights essay contest deadline Dec. 1


Students in grades 7 through
12 are eligible to enter the FRA
essay contest, "The Bill of


Rights and Me". Grand prize is a
$15,000 savings bond; there are
also 18 national awards and
regional and local prizes.
The essay must be 350 words
are less on "The Bill of Rights
and Me" and may be submitted


via www.fra.org/essay. Deadline
for submission is Dec. 1.
For more information contact
ENC Reed, school counselor, or
FRA essay chairman George
Woerner at 850-877-0780.


George W. Munroe Elementary honor rolls


Principal's List (pictured)
All A's: Betton, Brittany; Bryant, Rashauna;
Cisneros, John; Harrison, Chauncey; Hatten,
Shana; Hayes, Jaylon; Hughes, Jaquainna;
Jackson, LaShandra; Jamison, Savontae; Madge,
Reginald; Maldonado, Claudia; Olguin, Ana;
Price, Jaylen; Wood, Imani; Woodard, Kameron;
Woodard, Kedrick
A/B honor roll: Andrews, Makayla;
Perkins, Ja'Von; Baker, De'Ja; Ramirez, Santos;
Barros, Angelica; Riles, Kalen; Battles, Jasree;
Robinson, LaKirrie; Belford, Alandria; Ruiz,
Xochitl; Blas, Biancia; Santana, Guadalupe;
Brown, Mikeya; Sapp, Amani; Bruchey, Alan-
Michael; Scott, Ebonie; Ceballos, Alexi;
Simpkins, Lonzetta; Celis, Jose; Smith, Jason;


TCS staff attends convention

The teachers and staff of Tallavana Christian School were priv-
ileged to attend the Florida League of Christian Schools
Educators' Convention on Nov 2 and 3 in Orlando. The teachers
were challenged with the theme "Committed to the Call." Keynote
speakers were Dr. Mark Rutland, the President of Southeastern
Bible College in Lakeland, and Roosevelt Hunter, a pastor and
Diversity Liaison from Lakeland. Multiple workshops motivated
and trained attendees in their specific fields of teaching or service


Chacon, Cynthia; Thomas, Andrew; Cruz,
Araceli; Thomas, Javontez; Cunningham,
Shanekquah; Torres, Jose; Davis, Deambenique;
Torres, Melissa; DeLaCruz, Josue; Tovias,
Andrian; Fields, Ronnie; Vasquez, Jocelin;
Flowers, Nyteah; Walker, Antonio; Francis,
Alphonso; Wheeler, Tichina; Goldwire, River;
Williams, Clodis; Grant, DeWayne; Wood,
Markeith; Guiterrez, Laura; Hamilton, LaKeidra;
Hamilton, Shakeidra; Huapilla, Luis; Jackson,
Destiny; Jenkins, Jasmine; Jenkins, Shyheim;
Johnson, Ariel; Knox, Antonio; Lawwrence,
Keyvanate; Lopez, Juan; Lopez, Logan; Manzano,
Marisela; Martinez, Nydia; McCloud, Kamari;
McSwain, Ashley; Mercer, Amari; Miller, Tiara;
Murray, Brian; Nino, Daniela; Olguin, Miguel;
Olliervides, Marcela; Pais, Jasmine.


and allowed them to earn continuing education credits. Ron Bolton
was acknowledged for his many years of service at TCS.
Tallavana Christian School presently holds accreditation with
the Florida Council of Christian Schools and preschool license
with the Florida League of Christian Schools
Teachers and staff attendanin at the convention were Natalie
Alday, Lacresha Cutler, Nancy Frier, Shannon McMillon, Linda
Mathers, Priscilla Biney, Sharon Haifley, Alicia Pope, Felicia
Thomas, William Adams, Ron Bolton, Sylvia McClure, Kim
McMillan, David Osawe, Morris Simpson, and Debbie
Robinson.


First grader's

make a colorful

turkey
"Miss" Debbie and "Miss"
Lanie's first graders of Robert F.
Munroe Day School made a
very colorful turkey from their
daddy's, grandfather's, uncle' s
and even one of Mr. Will's ties.
The children told stories about
their tie and "Miss" Lanie com-
piled their stories into a book
titled Tales of the Turkey Tie.
One tie was won from a raffle
and Branden's dad said, "He
sure hoped it works for the
turkey, because it is a turkey of
a tie."


H.O.P.E. box at HMS


It's the Thanksgiving season and Havana Middle School is feel-
ing grateful to the Midway and Havana communities. HMS received
a letter grade of "C" from the state; but, we were so close to a "B".
Even the "C" could not have been accomplished without communi-
ty support. We would like to take this time to say Thanks to all of
our parents, faith based partners, business partners and all of the
churches or groups that ran tutorial programs. It takes the entire
community to educate.
The photo shows our VISTA volunteer Mrs. S. Duncan with the
H.O.P.E. box. The H.O.P.E. box contains supplemental instruction-
al goodies. H.O.P.E. stand for Helping Our Pupils Excel. The
H.O.P.E. box is the brain child of our Parent Involvement Specialist,
Mrs. Audrey Lewis Potter. The box is filled with various worksheets
and activities. The purpose of the box is the make work available to
our faith based partners and parents, business partners, civic groups
and churches. Materials are available to be retrieve material from
the box. No appointment is needed. We need to disburse supplies so
when pupils say" I have no homework" a parent can assign work.
Havana Middle School plans to make every effort possible to make
sure all students excel.


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Robert F. Munroe Day School fourth


graders recently turned in projects for the
social studies in Mrs. Betty Suber's class. Each
student made a timeline of his or her personal
history. They could research back several gen-


erations or merely produce one of their imme-
diate family. Pictured are: Karleebeth Perkins
with Victoria Anderson assisting; Atticus
Stephens aided by Lucas Jackson; and Will


Harris assisted by Kay Fletcher and Max
Baroody. The class traveled to St. Augustine on
Monday as part of the study of Florida history.


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Ridrina Ford had the opportunity to spend the day with Tax Collector Dale Summerford during government week. She said she learned a lot about the different kinds of tags and other items we get from the
tax collector's office such as car titles, car tags and even fishing licenses and parking permits.
Gerald Green became the "new sheriff in town", spending a job-shadowing day with Sheriff Morris Young. He said he worked so hard and enjoyed it so much that he forgot to eat lunch.
Montessia Williams got the opportunity to spend a day on the job with Supervisor of Elections, Shirley Knight. Montessia learned how the office functions, and how the citizens of Gadsden County vote. She
worked hard and had an enjoyable day with Ms. Knight and her staff.
Jeffery Jackson spent an entire school day learning more about the judicial system. Jeffery spent the day working with Nicholas Thomas, Gadsden County's Clerk of Courts. He wrote, I learned many things
and I had a lot of fun. I also had a great lunch with Mr. Thomas at Pizza Hut."
All the students who participated in the government day are students from the James A. Shanks Middle School and Catherine Jackson's advanced US history class.




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Saving the Children


On November 23, 1909, over 20,000 women
shirtwaist makers in New York City went on
strike. Known as the "Uprising of the 20,000,"
most strikers were recent immigrants from
Eastern Europe. One of them was nineteen-
year-old Pauline Newman, whose family moved
from Lithuania in May 1901.

Five months after arriving at the age of eleven,
she went to work for the Triangle Shirtwaist
Company. Her job was to clip excess threads
from completed shirts. Like other children in
the factory, she worked as many as seventy
hours per week, and was paid $1.50. There were
no sick days, and no paid holidays. If she took
too long in the bathroom, the forelady threat-
ened to fire her. Pauline spent eight years at the
factory.

All of the children worked in one corner of the
building. Around them lay huge cases that con-
tained shirts needing trimming. The cases
served another purpose. Anytime a factory
inspector was due to arrive, the children hid in
them to prevent the factory being charged with
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In a letter to her sons written forty years later,
Pauline said:

"As I look back to those years of actual slavery I
am quite certain that the conditions under
which we worked and which existed in the
factory... were the acme of exploitation
perpetrated by humans upon defenceless (sic)
men women and children a sort of
punishment for being poor and docile...
Despite these inhuman working conditions the
workers including myself- continued to
work for this firm. What good would it do to
change jobs since similar conditions existed in
all garment factories of that era."

Although attempts to unionize workers
began in 1900, they met with little success.
Fearful of losing their jobs, only a few employ-
ees risked joining a union. Early in the fall of
1909, the union began a strike.

On November 22, the union held an open
meeting that attracted thousands of non-
union members. By the time it finished, the


workers had voted to stage a general strike.
The years of dictatorial rules, starvation
wages,and long hours had finally taken their toll.

The next day, the shirtwaist industry in New
York came to a screeching halt. Police began
Mk arresting lady
picketers,
which prompt-
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socialites.

Pauline Newman quit her job to become the
International Ladies Garment Workers Union's
first female organizer. In 1918, she became
the union's Director of Health Education, and
served as an adviser to the federal
Department of Labor during the 1930's and
1940's. Find out more about the strike that
blazed a trail for women in American labor.
Take The Web Journey.
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Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl

This online resource is the companion to a
video with the same title produced by the
American Social History Project at the City
University of New York. It includes primary
source documents from the 1909 shirtwaist
makers' strike, an essay discussing its histori-
cal context, and a timeline of events.
Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/5ul4a


Sweatshops and Strikes Before 1911

This resource is part of a larger resource that
details a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist
Company on March 25, 1911. It discusses the
sweatshop conditions that led to the 1909
strike, and includes employee accounts of
working conditions.


Workers and Allies in the New York City
Shirtwaist Strike
This collection of original documents was
developed by the women's history program at
the State University of New York at
Binghamton. It tells the story of the strike
through newspaper articles, first person
accounts, and photographs.


Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/48xl5 Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/66hgp


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THIS WEEK!

He may have been
born on November
28,1860. He died on
July 13 or 14, 1881.
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one years, he
became one of the
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laws in the American
Sheriff Pat Garrett. Courtesy of El Paso West. A killer and
Community College. horse thief, he
became a deputy
during the Lincoln County Wars in New Mexico, join-
ing a group called The Regulators. He was killed at
Fort Sumner by the sheriff of Lincoln County, a for-
mer friend named Pat Garrett. Who was he?

Do you want to find the answer, or get
more information?

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Peninsula State
Park was named
the best beach in
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Florida
International
Dr. Stephen Leatherman. Through Florida University profes-
International University.
sor also known as
Dr. Beach. Since 1991, he has issued an annual list of
the top ten beaches in the country to help publicize
the National Healthy Beaches Campaign that he
chairs.

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Volunteers piled on the pilau as diners filed past, raising much-needed funds for the
Wetumpka Volunteer Fire Department Saturday. About 700 were expected to file
through during the course of the event. A display outside the door shows what the funds
are to be used for...equipment for the firemen. Below, kids are drawn to the irresistible
fire trucks.
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come donate at the Marianna
Center:
Wednesday, Nov 15: Chipola
College 9am to 2pm
Thursday, Nov 16: Focus
Credit, Chattahoochee 9 to 4 ET


Friday Nov 17: Sunland 10
to 4
Saturday Nov 18: Farmers
Furniture, Quincy 11 to 2 ET
Monday, Nov 20: PAEC 8 to
11; Chipley Walmart 12 to 4
Tuesday, Nov 21: Bonifay
Nursing/Rehabl2 to 4
Wed, Nov 22: Walmart,
Marianna 9 to 1


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Editor's note: The follow-
ing story is being re-run in this
week's Gadsden County
Times. A portion of the story
was omitted from last week's
edition.
Gadsden County voters
rejected the half-cent sales tax,
which would have provided
funds to help the uninsured and
underinsured receive health
care.
"I'm disappointed, but I feel
good that 47 percent of the vot-
ers did support the idea," said
Max Martinez, executive direc-
tor of the Gadsden County
Health Council, which support-
ed the referendum. "I can sleep
at night because we did our
job," he said.
He also had high praise for
the political action committee,
Gadsden County Citizens for
Quality Healthcare, that was
responsible was holding meet-
ings, placing signs, and going to
communities to push the refer-
endum.
"They did a marvelous job. I
was very impressed by the way
they organized themselves, went
to the churches, and hit the
pavement," he said.
Encouraged by the slim mar-
gin of defeat, Martinez said he
and others, who want to see
everyone get health care in the
county, have already begun
work to get the issue on the
2008 ballot. He hopes for suc-
cess on the second try.
Martinez said he was taken
aback when, a few days before
the election, signs in opposition
to the referendum began pop-..
ping up throughout the county.
"I don't have a problem with
people opposing (the measure)
but I would have liked for them
to come to the table and present
their plan if ours was not to their
liking," he said.
Martinez said he learned the
local Republican Party opposed
the tax and were responsible for
the signs.
"If they have another plan, I
would love to hear it. It's impor-
tant to all of us if people who
have opposing views are willing
to discuss the issues and at least
come to a compromise," he said.
A similar referendum in Leon
County also failed. "I think that
because so many people from
over here work in Leon County
and because there was a lot of


opposition and publicity, they
might have gotten a bit confused
thinking that our referendum
was like Leon County's," he
said.
While he is disappointed in
the vote, he said the bigger issue
is Gadsden Countians taking
responsibility for their own
futures.
"The citizens of Gadsden
County have the power to
change their own lives. The
health concerns are not new.
There is no excuse for people
saying they didn't know this
was happening. The (health
care) problems were here before
the health council and before
Max Martinez. Some of the crit-
ics have been here for a long
time and were not getting
involved," he said.
He suggested that more peo-
ple attend the meetings of the
Board of County
Commissioners, ask questions
and fight for their rights.
"The leadership seems to be
fragmented. By leadership I
mean anyone who feels they are
contributing to the community
should be willing to sit down
together and discuss these thing
and come to some conclusions,"
he said.
Two days after the election,
Martinez said, he got a call from
Rep. Curtis Richardson saying
he wants to arrange a meeting
with Sue Dix of the Leon
County Chamber of Commerce
to discuss how the two counties
can work together.
"He wants to see if we can
come up with a unified plan for
the two counties since we're so
closely integrated," he said.
First, he wants to sit down
with the Republican Party and
discuss its opposition to the pro-
posed plan for healthcare.


I donate blood because it
helps those that need it.
When I was in Vietnam, we
never had enough blood, so I
give and have for the past 50
years.
-Joe from Marianna


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