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a. U- a- II. S I I


Tops for Tots
javana continues
tradition...Page 3


Midway city

meeting
Meeting grinds to halt when
commissioners storm out...Page 9


East Gadsden

girls on roll

Sports...Page B 10


Stewart Street

Adopt-a-Child

Program proving popular...Page 8


Learning the

ropes
EGHS students learning to be
corrections officers... Page 8



Kindergarten

scores near top

by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
State Department of Education findings
indicate Gadsden County kindergartners are
coming to school ready to learn.
Gadsden was one of five state school districts
to show an increase in knowing initial sounds,
or sound fluency, by 11 percent or more.
"Our kids can learn with the best in the state,"
Gadsden Schools Superintendent Reginald
James said. "When they're taught early, and

See KINDERGARTEN on Page 8

Santa visits Quincy


Town celebrates
century of existence
with parade, festival.
For pictures, see
Page B 1


Havana

turns 100


Lack of building inspector questioned


But Quincy commission reassures public about building safety


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Despite assurances from the city
manager that all is well and in spite
of advice from the mayor not to
alarm citizens unnecessarily,
Commissioner Derrick Elias said
the the public ought to be
frightened.
"We ought to be frightened and
the public ought to be frightened,


too, if we had an unlicensed official
out there inspecting houses and
buildings," said Elias.
Elias was referring to a three week
period
(the end of July through the end of
August) when the City of Quincy
was without a certified building
inspector. During that period over
70 projects were in various stages of
construction and although there
was licensed inspector, city officials


allowed the projects to continue
even after former building inspector
Frank Ridder left the city's employ.
Elias brought the matter up three
weeks ago after he said he got a
telephone call from Ridder'
questioning if someone at the city
was using his name to sign off on
projects. Tuesday night Bill Bogan,
city manager, said that no one ever
used Ridder's name and that
former planning director Kirk


Fire guts Havana home


Kay Scherdin and her late husband built their Havana home together nearly 30 years ago. After a fire broke out
Wednesday, this was all that was left of it. For the complete story, see Page 3. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


Tanis, signed his own name.
. "This has the potential to cost us a
lot of money. From what I can
gather there were permits issued
that should not have been issued,"
Elias said. There were 71 permits
issued with Tanis signing off on 67
projects. Tanis recently left the
city's employ but not before he

See INSPECTOR on Page 13


Utility

bills to


be early


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Quincy utility customers who
are billed in cycle 2 will receive
their bills a few days early this
month, according to customer
service director Ann Sherman.
"Because of the holiday we are
mailing bills out on the 21st of
the month as opposed to the
regular mailout date, the 27th,"
she said.
Payment deadlines remain the
same with bills due on Jan. 7.
Cutoffs, which normally take
effect on the 13th of each month,
will be delayed until Jan. 15.
"Customers should have
payments in the drop box no later:
than Jan. 15. Although it's the'
See UTILITY on Page 13"


Brenda Holt makes

Gadsden history


First African-American woman to
hold position of commission chair


Santa Claus give a couple of youngsters a
hug Friday night at the Christmas Parade in
downtown Quincy. Santa arrived in a Quincy
fire truck that brought up the rear of the
parade, which consisted of floats, groups of
youngsters and a marching band.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Brenda Holt, the newly elected
chairwoman of the Board of
County Commissioner, doesn't like
it when people point out that she is
the first African-American woman
to hold the position.
"I'm not into labels, there
is so much to be done in Gadsden
County that we don't have time for
that," she said. Holt was re-elected
in September during the primary
and said she has never stopped
looking out for what's best for the
people here.
Being chairwoman, she
said, causes her to be more of a
negotiator. "You have to make
sure you do everything you can to
move the county forward and at
the same time, you have to make
sure your fellow commissioners are


heard," she said.
Still, there are three issues she
plans to keep in the forefront: the
environment, the economy, and
fiscal responsibility. "You can't
have one without the other, they
are intertwined. If the environment
is bad, what's the use in having the
other two and and if the economy
is bad you can forget the
environment and if all of the
money is flying out of the window,
forget the other two," she said.
Holt said she is looking for help
for Gadsden County where ever
she can get it. "When I go to
meeting and conferences, I talk to
the people from big counties.
Sometimes, when a project is too
small for them, it is just right for
us," she said.
Her efforts have paid off and she
See HOLT on Page 13


Board of County Commissioner Chairwoman Brenda A. Holt. Photo
courtesy Eric Newhall / Newhall Photography


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Not your ordinary bag boy


Sheriff Morris Young spent an hour Friday at Harvey's
Supermarket in Havana, Piggly Wiggly in Quincy, and
Bradley's IGA in Chattahoochee bagging groceries to benefit
the March of Dimes. Young raised $331.43 in tips from cus-
tomers at the three stores. Young said he joined "Bagging for
Healthy Babies" to help raise money for the March of Dimes
and to draw attention to the cause. Cal Cooksey of Quincy with
his granddaughter, Natalie, gave a donation at the Piggly
Wiggly. He said he got a few bagging tips from his son, Justin.
who warned him not to mash the bread. (Photo by Alice Du
Pont.)


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Home of Havana widow, family gutted by fire


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Good things happen to good
-'people, sure.
Sometimes bad things do
.too.
Kay Scherdin, 54, and her
-late husband built their 3,600-
-square-foot home east of
"Havana by hand brick by
;brick, plank by plank.
They finished it in 1978 and
.raised two daughters there.
When Scherdin got the call
-at work from a neighbor
-Wednesday telling her the house
:was on fire, she couldn't believe
it. "
, "When you've been in one
.place for 30 years, it's ...." she
-said Thursday, her voice trailing
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S "It's all gone. All the way
"down to the brick."


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Scherdin's daughter, Lisa
Crawford, 29. lived in the home
as well, as did her husband,
Matt, 30, and their children:
Matthew, 11, Anne, 7, Grace, 5,
and Jackson, 4. The Crawford
family, who. is expecting anoth-
er child, were living in
Scherdin's home while their
house was being built behind it.
No one was in the home
when the fire started.
For now, the Crawfords are
living with other relatives and
Scherdin, with her other daugh-
ter in a cottage on the property
on which her home burned.
"It's a terrible thing, but
we've got a good God and I'm
just trusting him," Scherdin
said. "We're making it, one


minute at a time."
The state Fire Marshall's
office is investigating the blaze.
but it will likely be weeks
before they determine the cause,
if ever. They were able to deter-
mine no accelerants were used
to start the fire, which occurred
around 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6.
The Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross provid-
ed $1,085 in emergency assis-
tance to the family but they still
have many needs.
Matt Crawford stood in front
of the still-smoldering homesite
Thursday trying to absorb the
events of preceding 24 hours.
"The kids were really upset
when they first saw it we had
to show them but then they got
some scooters that had been sit-
ting outside and starting riding
around. They're resilient," he
said. "I'd show you a picture of


them but they were all in the
house."
Crawford, who works at the
Gadsden Correctional Institute,
said the state will buy him uni-
forms to replace the ones lost in
the fire, but he still needs to
replace his entire wardrobe,
socks to shirts.
His wife, who works at the
Gadsden County Health
Council, and the couple's chil-
dren all need new wardrobes as
well. Scherdin is in the same
boat.
Even so, Scherdin didn't
utter the first complaint when
interviewed Thursday.
"-If I can use this to say that
God is providing and show peo-
ple that God is providing, it's a
good thing," she said.
"I just want people to know
God is good and we're trusting
him."


Family loses everything just

weeks before Christmas


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Some things destroyed in the
Dec. 6 fire that burned Kay
Scherdin's Havana home to the
ground were irreplaceable; oth-
ers need replacing soon.
Although the Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red
Cross gave the family a $1,085
voucher to use for necessities,
that doesn't go far between
seven people.
The family needs to replace
its entire wardrobe, as well as
its furniture.
This close to Christmas, toys
and age-appropriate gifts for
the family's four children


would also be appreciated.
The family's clothing and
shoe sizes are as follows:
> Women's, maternity
clothing, career and casual, size
large and extra large, size 8
shoes.
> Women's clothing, career
and casual, size 12, and shoes,
size 81/2.
> Girls' clothing, sizes 6
and 7 and size 1 1/2 shoes.
. > Boys' clothing, sizes 10
and 11 and shoes, size 8.
> Boys' clothing, sizes 4
and 5 and size 12 toddler shoes.
To arrange to drop off dona-
tions, or for more information
on how to help the family, call
850-509-7216.


.Havana Toys for Tots under way


. by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

I The Havana Toys- for Tots
-.campaign is in full swing.
An annual toy drive spon-
sored by the Havana Volunteer
"Fire Department and the
.THavana Police Department, the
.effort has gone on for at least 30
"years, said Shirley McGriff,
-:communications supervisor for


the police department.
"I've been here 30 years, and
it's gone on at least that long,"
she said.
Both departments provide
applications for parents or
guardians to fill out, and they
are reviewed to see whether
they meet.income requirements
and residency requirements.
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clothes and toys. It's a lot of fun
but a lot of work."
Toys and clothes should be
geared toward children ages
newborn to 12, McGriff said.
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Quincy firefighters secure the area behind Padgett's Jewelers and Don's Hair after a gas leak
spread noxious fumes into the area when a meter broke Wednesday just after noon. The leak was
repaired, and there were no injuries reported during the incident.



Utility's response to downtown


gas leak irks business owner


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The pungent order of gas
prompted Sylvia Russ, a stylist
at Don's Hair, to call the fire
department last Thursday morn-
ing around noon.
Don Gibson, owner of the
salon, said the fire department
arrived shortly after they were
called and identified the prob-
lems "There was a leak coming
from the meter. You would hear
the gas and all you could smell
was gas," he said..
He said after a call to the
Quincy Utilities Department he
felt the problem would be han-


died. He waited. And waited.
And waited.
Gibson said it took between
15 and 20 minutes for someone
from the utilities department to
arrive.
"I was worried about the gas
escaping. The fire department
had evaluated the buildings in
the immediate area, but the
whole block could have gone up
if someone had a match or lit
cigarette," Gibson said.
"You could smell gas all the
way to the courthouse. I don't
understand why, in a town this
small, it would take someone 20
minute to check on a serious
leak in the middle of down-
town," he said.
Late Thursday afternoon,
utilities director Rohan Berry
said he did not work Thursday
and had not heard about the
leak.-,He said he would look into
what happened Friday.
On Tuesday he said he was
still trying to find out what hap-
pened but that he believed the


meter was stuck by a car or hit
with an unknown object.
"I don't think it took 20 min-
utes, it was a little less according
to our records," Berry said.
. Since the incident, Gibson
said no one from the city has
come around to check or con-
tacted him. "There was a time in
this city when you had personal
contact (with employees). They
showed no concern, it sends out
a bad message. I have no confi-
dence in the people who are run-
ning the city," Gibson said.
"I have nothing but praise for
the fire department. The came
fast and they did what they were
supposed to do. When the guy
from the utility department
finally showed up, he didn't
show any urgency for the situa-
tion," he said.
Gibson said his meter, like
many others in the city, is old
and needs to be replaced.
"Exactly what happened, I don't
know because no one has said
anything to me," he said.


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Doug Mitchell, owner of The Knowledge Garden, explains
the Newspapers in Education program's benefits to teachers at
Shanks Middle School. Mitchell spent three days meeting with
Gadsden County's sixth, seventh and eight grade teachers this
week. The Gadsden County Times is made available to all stu-
dents in those grades in Gadsden County schools through a
partnership between the newspaper and the schools. The
Knowledge Garden's program includes a weekly feature that
appears on The Gadsden County Times' school page that allows
parents to participate with their children. It also includes a
wealth of appropriate internet support for both students and
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As long as we think, we can be better than we are. e

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation



It's not perfect here, but


"This ust In



by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


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I have friends all over the
nation and some of them like to
call me when they see television
or read something crazy or just
distasteful about Florida. But if
it's Tallahassee or Quincy, you
can bet I'm going to hear about it.
A few years ago one of my
college buddies, who lived
Seattle, WA at the time, read in
People Magazine something
about the high rate of teen
pregnancies in Florida. The
writer talked about the clinic at
the former James A. Shanks High
School where the nurse was
allowed to distribute condoms
and birth control pills.
What, she wanted to know, was
happening to young girls in
Quincy?
Of course, a very unflattering
photo of kids perched on the
hoods of automobiles
accompanied the article. It
screamed, subtly, that when kids
in Gadsden County don't have
anything else to do they hang out
and get pregnant.
I explained that first of all, the
parents must sign for any child
receiving condoms or birth
control pills and that the clinic
did a lot more than hand out
contraceptives.
I also told her that Quincy had
its share of problem but that we
certainly hadn't cornered the
market on teenagers getting
pregnant. I added that she


wouldn't have to try real hard to
find more than a few pregnant
girls in Seattle.
So this brings me to my latest
out-of-state call. It seems that
last week, Court TV ran the trial
of the hazing incident involving
members of the Kappa Alpha Psi
fraternity. The young men, four
in all, are students at Florida A &
M University.
"Hi, I was thinking about you
and decided to call," he said. I
had not heard from this joker in a
few years. (People can always
find me because our telephone
number has been the same since
1956).
I was glad to re-connect, but I
could tell from the edge in his
voice that it wasn't about me at
all.
After a little (very little)
catching up, he said, "Don't I
remember you telling me that
you went to Florida A & M?" he
asked. He knew that. He said he
had been watching Court TV and
wanted to know what in the
world was going on, how could
young men do such a thing in the
name of brotherhood, and didn't
these students have advisors to
monitor their activities???
"I don't know, I don't know,
and I don't know," I said.
First of all, even if I knew what
was going on, I couldn't change
things.
Secondly, I'm a girl, and I don't


know what fraternities do. Ask
me about sororities, that I can
answer.
Third, I left college so long ago
I don't know what the rules and
regulations are that govern
anything now. Colleges have
drastically changed since I was a
student, but I don't think that
anyone would support beating
another student for any reason.
Like I told the woman who me
called about O.J. Simpson
coming to town.
"Didn't I know he was a
murderer?'" she asked, angry as
she could be. I wasn't there, I
don't know what happened and I
can't pass judgment on
accusations.
New York City, I told him, has
quite a few colleges and
universities that he wouldn't have
to look very far to find hazing, or
worse, in the Big (rotten) Apple.
I suppose it makes some people
feel good to know that can turn
the screw in someone else
sometimes. The smugness in his
tone let me know that he felt
superior.
I could have come back on him
and said, "How in the world
could you guys in New York
allow three undercover cops -
who were boozing it up in a strip
club go out and fire more than
fifty rounds on three unarmed
men, killing one who was to be
married that very day?"


Let me start by saying I'm
not quite so antiquated that
I'm anti-technology.
Still.
Every time I see someone
wearing a Bluetooth mobile
phone headset, I am reminded
of some of the creatures in sci-
fi movies I watched in high
school when I should have
been doing my math
homework. Seriously they
look like a cyborg accessory,
don't they?
(I'm sure they are very
handy, just as I'm sure the
math my teachers insisted
would be an essential part of
my existence in years to come.
Turns out they were right -
had I paid more attention, it
would have been easier to
count the number of columns I
wish I'd never written. This
makes, let's see .... 7,005.)
Anyway, tech gadgets are
supposed to be very hot
Christmas items even if they
have names I don't understand
(Wii, for one. Pronounced
"we." A video game console
with high-definition Blue Ray
technology which is
apparently capable of a


number of amazing feats,
including keeping children
and husbands quiet while
you're cooking supper.)
Also purportedly hot this
year? Spy cameras, which
kind of creeps me out until I
remember that as a child I
scoured those ads in the back
of comic books for just that
sort of thing. Those were
plastic toys, if I remember
right; Sony Ericsson now has
on the market honest-to-
goodness spy camera phones
that are featured in the new
James Bond movie, "Casino
Royale". The limited-edition
cameras will be available for
only three months and are 3.2
megapixels. I'm not sure what
its actual spy capacity is, but it
does come with James Bond
downloads, wallpaper and the
movie trailer.
Popcorn costs extra.
GPS navigation systems
continue to be popular, the
newest being Magellan's
RoadMate 6000T portable that
is small enough to fit in your
pocket. I am really fine with a
navigation system I'm one of
those people who has to stop


for directions, drive a ways,
then stop for more directions,
then drive a ways, and if the
fates are with me, I'll arrive at
the place I originally set out
for. As far as I'm concerned,
traveling with a device that
stores mp3 files, hooks up to a
Bluetooth phone for hands-
free capability and provides
updated traffic information
spells car vs. tree in no
uncertain terms. But as least
you'll be able to listen to a few
tunes and talk on the phone
while you're waiting for
rescuers to arrive.
I do have a favorite tech toy,
and it is an actual toy the
WowWee Roboreptile
Robotic Reptile which, despite
its slightly redundant name,
looks like loads of fun. I've
been waiting several years to
get one I mean, to get one
for my son the thing has
infrared "vision" sensors as
well as stereo "hearing"
sensors. It can walk on four
legs or two, back up, jump and
swipe its tail from side to side.
I can't wait 'til Christmas
morning.


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I reckon the first Christmas "fad" I remember was
back in 1953. It was a coiled up spring called,
appropriately enough, a Slinky. It was on every
Holiday flier I.saw that year and it had almost a whole
page in the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Catalogue.
We got one between the three of us. We could put it at
the stop of the stairs and give it just a little nudge and it
would walk all the way to the bottom. It was a hoot!
Until Leon stomped on it on the first floor trying to get
that thing to hop back up the steps....and we
discovered it didn't have much "outside" value. When
you had seen it go down the steps, you'd a'seen about
all it could do. I was only 6, and of course too young to
express real ideas, but I thought the hype out weighted
the goods!
It was a little' like that Wooly Willy man. After you
waved the "magic" wand over him and he changed
clothes a couple of times, it was kinda more of the
same every time after that.....or when you threw those
"Pick Up Sticks" down, no matter what shape they
ended up, picking them up was pretty much the same.
'Course, Leon would wrap a rubber band tightly above
the tip of one end of those things and make arrows out
of them. I've come down the hall on Christmas
evening and been attack from the back bedroom by a
flying covey of brightly colored Pick Up Sticks!
The next Christmas our little section of the world
went after Duncan yo-yos. Bobby Brewer had brought
one to school after the Thanksgiving break. He could
"loop the loop", "rock the cradle" or "walk the dog"
with equal aplomb. This time we each got our own yo-
yo. And this "fad" was good inside the house....and
out! It wouldn't rust. You could take it on the road
with you. David and I got to backing off a couple of
yards apart and playing war with them. If Leon got
mad, he'd throw his at you! It was one of the most
versatile toys ever found under a Christmas tree.
In 1955 the fad was set to music. Tennessee Ernie
Ford had come out with an old Merle Travis song,
Sixteen Tons. Leon had used his "swimming pool"
money from the summer to purchase a fourteen dollar
45 RPM record player. We rounded up 49 cents and
near 'bout ran the couple of miles to town. It was
actually two days before Christmas but we figured
we'd ring in the season a little early.
The Main Street Record Shop had the sold out sign
right in the window! "NO SIXTEEN TONS" Me and
David Mark stood on the street in disbelief. We had no
idea about fads, supply and demand or the early bird
getting the worm. Leon charged in and was looking for
someone to beat up when he heard Faron Young's
Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Hard and Leave a Beautiful
Memory blasting out over the shop's loud speakers.
We didn't haul any coal that Christmas. But we
didn't waste our long walk to town either. We went


home with the latest Capitol record from Faron tucked
under Leon's arm. It wasn't a bad second choice.
The next year it was those pink and back Elvis hats.
Now listen, you might not think of a floppy hat with an
outline of Elvis and his guitar on the front as a fad. But
in West Tennessee in the mid fifties it the beat the heck
out of an Etch A Sketch.
And it was along about this time Paint By Numbers
made a splash as Christmas gifts. It was always horses.
And we'd patiently color in the correct shades until the
horse looked a little too sissified for us. We'd decide
there wasn't enough brown and bladk so we'd drift
away from the chart a little. Then Leon would "take a
notion" to paint on me and David Mark. The fight
lasted longer than the genuine easel and the four
"lifetime" brushes.....
Daddy obviously believed that oranges and chestnuts
constituted a fad. He'd bring home a sack of each
every Christmas and count them as part of our gifts.
No amount of arguing and moaning could change
Dad's mind. He just didn't "get it"!
By the beginning of the next decade, we moved into
hula hoops. I spent hours watching that thing go
around my belly. I scratch my head today and wonder
exactly why. There had to be more to it back then than
I can recall this morning.....
At least I had the good sense to NOT. pay hard
earned money for a Pet Rock. I picked my rock up
beside the church on the Mt. Zion road. Didn't cost a
thing! And it looked a lot better than some I saw
advertised.... Dad would have thought that buying a
rock would be akin to paying for bottled water.
I didn't go for the Mood Rings either. Leon always
let us know what kind of mood we were in. And I took
one look at a Rubik's Cube back in 1974 and knew
that was a tad too cerebral for me.
By the time I had children I realized that most of
these Christmas "fads" padded some entrepreneur's
pocket more than they fostered the holiday spirit. I
stood in line for forty-five minutes in December of
1982 to get a He-Man and any other Masters of the
Universe Figure. When they finally opened the front
door one hundred and twenty seven big women ran
over me to get to Skeletor. A fight broke out that
would have made Leon cringe!
The next Christmas it was Cabbage Patch Kids. And
we went through our share of Lava Lamps, Pound
Puppies, Tickle Me Elmo and Pokemon Cards.
I couldn't figure out where the Slinky
had gone. Or the yo-yo. Or the Elvis hats. I started
buying the boys oranges and chestnuts for Christmas.
Some things just never go out of style.......

Respectfully,
Kes


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Dear Editor,
I wanted to let the Beautification Committee, along with
the Town Council of Greensboro, know how much we
appreciate all their work to beautify our small town over the
past two years.
Their first project was to set out crepe myrtles all along SR
12 and all the way down Green Avenue throughout the
downtown area. These shrubs were beautiful all summer
and really enhanced the look of our small village.
Just this past month, with the help of a small grant from
the Town Council of Greensboro, the Beautification
Committee had Christmas ornaments made for the
downtown area. With an assist from Talquin Electric, they
have managed to have the ornaments lit up and it is really a
pretty sight at night, providing a very "Christmasy"
atmosphere when one drives through town.
Our Town is not able to provide many extras due to a lack
of revenue, so these work projects which have been planned
and completed by the Beautification Committee are
especially appreciated.
Pleae give them a big vote of thanks on behalf of our
citizens.

Very truly yours,
Stephen M. Pitts

Editor:
The first recorded sell of African slaves in America was
recorded in 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia. However, slavery
did not begin in America with that particular event. It was
crafted long before the first ships docked on America's
shores. Two hundred and forty-four years after Jamestown,
America abolished the capturing and selling of humans for
profit in 1863, sadly however, her crimes continued to
pierce far into the 20th century. The rape, lynching,
whipping, bodily mutilation, and torture, the parceling out of
families, and the psychological lobotomy of an entire race of
people, which were committed during and well after its
practice, are the true crimes against Blacks. By focusing
only on what transpired up until 1863, we are failing to
thoroughly address apparent issues. The treacherous labor
put upon the backs of slaves was mild compared to the
social mistreatment they endured in their abbreviated and
miserable lives. One hundred years later after the
abolishment of slavery, Negroes continued to vie for
equality and rights guaranteed by the Constitution to
Whites, but were subjected to inhumane treatment by the
whole of society. I argue that slavery itself was not the
greatest of America's crimes towards Negro Americans. It is
the far-reaching effects of slavery, a systematic form of
terrorism, which has victimized Blacks until the present day.
Subsequently, America must adopt a comprehensive form
of restitution to restore her true builders in the form of
monetary reparations and re-education packages for the
descendants of slaves.

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McMillan not guilty of child molestation charge


A Gadsden County Circuit
Court jury, after 14 minutes of
deliberation, returned a not
guilty verdict against a defen-
dant who is a relative of an
alleged victim of child molesta-


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

A mistrial was declared last
week in the trial of accused child
molester Joseph Green after
Asst. State Attorney John P.
Hutchins said he asked what
District Judge Paul Hawkes
decided was an improper ques-
tion.


tion.
The jury's verdict, reached on
Dec. 6, followed a five-hour
trial.
Joe McMillian, the defen-
dant, was charged with an


"Basically there was a ques-
tion about when the investigator
made contact with the defendant
(Green). The question was if he
(Green) said anything. The
defendant has the right to remain
silent and the question should not
have been asked," Hutchins said.
Green, who also volunteered
at a local private school, was
arrested in May of this year and


alleged one-time touching of a
child in a report that was initial-
ly made in April 2006, regarding
an incident that supposedly
occurred some time in 1999 or
2000.


charged with two counts of lewd
and lascivious acts by an adop-
tive parent and four counts of
molestation on two females that
he and his wife adopted.
. The girls, now 16 and 17,
allegedly told authorities that
they had been molested since
they were 6 and 7 years old. The
arrest was made following infor-
mation that came from the


The trial before the Hon. P.
Kevin Davey, Circuit Judge,
included the testimony of the
alleged victim, her parents, and
the defendant.
Attorney Clyde Taylor, repre-


Department of Children and
Family Abuse Hotline.
The question, regarding what
Green may have said when he
was arrested, was posed to Inv.
Ulysses Jenkins of the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office who con-
ducted the investigation and
made the arrest.
Another trial for Green has
been set for January 24, 2007.


Police make illegal dumping arrest


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Fed up with illegal dumping
and blighted properties in the
Quincy City limits, the first
arrest was made Tuesday for
illegal dumping.
Lt. Tom Murray, the code
enforcement officer, said a war-
rant was issued for Samuel
Reddick.
"He was picked up for us by
the FAMU police department,"
Murray said. Reddick, a con-
tractor was working on the
campus.
According to Murray,
Reddick was given every
opportunity to make amends
before the arrest.
"Through my investigation I
found that the pile of building
debris was from a house at 663
Lincoln Street where Reddick
was working.
The trash was taken by truck
and dumped at Osceola Park,"
Murray said.


This is some of the debris San
dumped in the Osceola Park De
(Photo by Alice DuPont)This is
Reddick is alleged to have di
Development, west of downtown.

The pile contained paint
cans, sheet rbck, insulation, and


S. upheld, and that he intends to
send a message to contractors
and haulers that the dumping in
Quincy will not be tolerated.
"The problem is that some of
these materials cannot be taken
.". .to a regular landfill and they
k1. don't want to pay the cost of the
tipping fee. I want them to
know that all illegal dumpers
will be arrested and fined," he
said.
Murray said he has stepped
S. up enforcing the nuisance laws
S ._ ..aglint private property owners.
Those who fail to comply will
_--- get a summons to appear before
the Code Enforcement Board if
they do not abate the nuisance.
"We're fining them as much as
iuel Reddick is alleged to have $250 a day," he said.
velopment, west of downtown. On December 4, ten home-
s some of the debris Samuel owners appeared before the
lumped in the Osceola Park board.
(Photo by Alice DuPont) "Th'ere will 'be'more people.
if the~ydon't comply. No longer
wiltiwe'just write letters;'that's
various building materials, over."
Murray said the law will be


senting McMillian, commented
that the quick verdict should
send a message to prosecutors to
more carefully evaluate cases of


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deciding to believe the uncor-
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by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

An alternative diversion
called Drug Court is quietly
turning lives around in Gadsden
: County.
. "The program is intended to
help first time felony offenders
with drug related charges," said


Joyce Barber-aggravated
battery and aggravated assault;
Andra Canidate-simple battery.
:. Donnie Williams-burglary of
structure, possession of burgla-
ry tools, loitering and prowling,


12/02 arrest for stolen tag
700 block N. Main St.; 12/03
disturbance 600 block llth
Ave., stolen tag 100 block 1st


Annie Berry-Britt, the program's
coordinator. It takes between 12
and 18 months to complete the
program that focuses on coun-
seling, education, and preven-
tion.
"Once a person comes into
the program he/she must attend
meetings and take random drug
tests. If all of the requirements


grand theft and warrant/FTA-
retail theft.
Robert McNeill-aggravated
domestic battery;
Rudy Ruiz-domestic battery.
Derrick Scott-DWLSR, pos-


Ave., warrant arrest 5th Ave.;
disturbance 500 block Collins
Ave.; 12/05 traffic crash 9080
Havana Hwy; 12/08 drug arrest


set by the judge are completed,
the record is clear at the end of
the term. If they fail, they are
put back into the system and
prosecuted," said asst. state
attorney John Hutchins. The
participants are also required to
go before a judge monthly for a
progress report.
Berry-Britt said the program


session of marijuana and war-
rant/FTA-no valid DL.
Larry Williams-possession
of crack cocaine, possession of
drug paraphernalia, warrant/2
cts. domestic battery.


Gadsden County Sheriff's arrests


Ebony Washington-
FTA/aggravated battery w/dead-
'ly weapon causing great bodily
harm.
Joseph Ash-VOP/possession
of controlled substance.
Miguel Huerta-possession of
cocaine.
Javier Hernandez-possession
of cocaine.
Mark Francis-VOP/grand
theft of motor vehicle/uttering 2


cts./grand theft.
Deshonda Dennard-
VOP/aggravated assault
w/deadly weapon/battery.
Zed Bogan-VOP/aggravated
battery deadly weapon causing
great bodily harm.
Johnny Smith-possession of
controlled substance.
Larry White-VOP/possession
of cocaine.
Pate Reynolds-VOP/sale of


cocaine.
Emanuel Jackson-
VOP/grand theft auto.
Harriet Robinson-VOP/grand
theft.
David Green-VOP/sale of
cocaine.
Antoine Jackson -VOP/sale
of cocaine and VOP/possession
of controlled substance.
Derrick Dawkins-possession
of cocaine.


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southeast.


Chattahoochee Police arrests


Quinton Atkins: DWLS.
Elton Gerald Thomas: DWLS


& Tag Attached Not Assigned.
Debbie Lynn Smith: Open


Warrant: Passing Worthless Bank
Check.


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people. We've had three gradua-
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another one in January," she
said.
The program began in May
of 2005. Gadsden and Leon are
the only counties in the Second
Judicial District to have the pro-
gram.


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Marzett Riles-warrant-4 cts.
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David Smith-open container,
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Local families in need this Christmas


Stewart Street Elementary parent liaison Dorothy Thomas,
left, Tavettia Fagg, permanent substitute teacher, center, and
Sarah Davis of Americorps VISTA wrap presents for Stewart
Street Elementary's "Adopt-A-Child" program. (Photo by
Leslie Roberts)



Stewart Street



'Adopt-A-Child'


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The following families
would appreciate any help
given this holiday season. These
families have been recommend-
ed by Refuge House, Gadsden
County Office.
Family #5: family of three.
Mother, 27-years-old; pants
six 26W, blouse and dress size
4X; coat, size 3X, nightwear,
size 3; socks size 3X; shoe size,
12; underwear, size 10, bra
44D; for Christmas, she would
like a bath set, earrings, and a
watch.
Male, nine-years-old; pants
size 10-12; shirt, nightwear,
underwear and coat, sizes 10-
12; shoes size, 4; for Christmas,
he would like to have a football,
Gameboy and games.


Male, five-years-old; pants,
shirt, coat, nightwear and
underware, size 10-12; shoes
size 2 1/2 medium; for
Christmas he wants basketball
and goal, nintendo and games.
Family #6: family of four.
Mother, 47-years-old; pants,
blouse, dress, and coat, size 16;
undergarments, size 8 and 36C.
for Christmas, she would like a
deep fryer, a queen size com-
forter, and a toaster over.
Female, 16-years-old; pants
size 14; dress size 12/14 dress;
coat, size, 14; size 9W shoes;
undergarmets, size 7 and 36D;
for Christmas, she would like
X-Man 3 movie, Avitar video
game, or X-Man DVD video.
Female, 15-years-old; size
18 pants, dress, and coat; size
11W shoes; and size 8/36C
undergarmets. for Christmas,


Gadsden joins new


proving popular breast cancer program


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Christmas may still be 11
days away, but for some Stewart
Street Eleihentary students
Santa will be here a little earlier
than that.
This is the 15th year the
school has sponsored an
"Adopt-A-Child" program, in
which community members
sign up to donate items on stu-
dents' Christmas wish lists and
to follow their academic
progress through the year.
"We started out choosing
children that were needy. For
the last two years, we've also
been giving to children who
were deserving," said Dorothy
Thomas, program coordinator.
"We ask the children who are
chosen to write down five things
the'N want and their clothes
sizes. Some are in need of
cheering up; others are in need
of goods. Then we wrap it and
put "From Santa" on the present.
This builds character once they
give me the list, I say, 'You
know, Santa is watching you
and I'm one of his elves.'"
Often, businesses or individ-
uals who participate "adopt" an
entire family, buying shoes or
other items they know the fami-
ly could use.
"Until we fix the house, we
can't help the child," Thomas
said. "The majority of my chil-
dren have five or six in the fam-
ily."
Thomas and other school
officials also hope the program
can help raise morale; Stewart
Street scored a "C" last year on
the state's annual report card but
an "F" the two years prior.
"Knowing we have been an
'F' school twice, we feel like we
can use this to build esteem,"
Thomas said.
Santa was slated to deliver
gifts to Stewart Street recipients
Dec. 15; after the holidays are
over, students' sponsors step for-
ward and help out in other ways.
"After Christmas, the person
becomes visible. They'll take the
student to the movies, or they
might play basketball," Thomas
said.
"In some cases, the parents
are incarcerated or on drugs or
just on overload. We want the
public to know we are not there
yet we need support from the


Correction

A, story in the Gadsden
County Times Dec. 7 gave
incorrect information about
Chattahoochee Police
Department Officer Jim
Hamilton's previous employ-
ment. Hamilton worked eight
years for the Sneads Police
Department and two years for
Department Highway and
Safety conducting administra-
tive hearings concerning admin-
istrative suspensions/revoca-
tions due to DUI arrests/convic-
tions. The Times regrets the
error.


community, especially in terms
of mentoring."
The program typically draws
a big response, Thomas said,
and brings in donations from
businesses, banks and churches.
"There's no limit. People are
calling in saying,' "'I like your
sign, what can I do?' And we
say, 'Help,'" Thomas said.
Thomas, who is the parent
liason for Stewart Street
Elementary, says the participa-
tion of faith-based partners is
helpful on several levels.
"A lot of these kids have not
yet been exposed to church," she
said.
"We are trying to bring in dif-
ferent wisdoms and different
knowledge. I'd like churches to
pull a child off the street, get
them in Sunday School. Once
they leave at 3 o'clock, they go
to the streets, and. that's where
they get into stealing, into trou-
ble. Churches also help with
transportation to tutorials."
Around 70 out of the school's
500 children are chosen to par-
ticipate, Thomas said. Not all
are needy; some are beyond
needy.
"We have children who do
not have toothbrushes. We give
them one toothbrush and the
whole family uses it," she said.
"They are living in houses that
look like the guts have been
blown out. I am hoping that
when the churches adopt, when
businesses adopt, I'm hoping
they will go to those houses and
see and say, 'Oh, my God.'"
For more information, call
Thomas at 627-3145 ext. 263.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Gadsden County women will
be part of a new program aimed
at helping those who have
abnormal mammograms or a
positive finding of breast can-
cer. The two-year $150,000
grant was awarded to
Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare to implement a
Breast Cancer Patient Navigator
Program by the Florida Division
of the American Cancer Society.
Through the grant, the
Cancer Center at TMH has hired
a breast cancer patient naviga-
tor. This person will be a guide
for underserved women in rural
areas who are poor and from
ethnic minority groups who
have breast cancer.
"The individual will work
with a team to identify financial,
physical, cultural or language
barriers that can prevent quality
cancer care and guide patients
through the health care system,"
said Jenna Brown of the TMH
public relations office.
Women who have an abnor-
mal mammogram or a positive
finding of breast cancer will be
screened and tracked through
the cancer care system by using
health care providers, health
departments, and grassroots
support groups.
According to Christy
Harrison, an administrator with
the TMH Cancer Center, the
breast cancer navigator acts as a


LEGAL NOTICE

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces its regularly scheduled Board
meeting to which all interested persons are invited.

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Time: 6:00 P.M.

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

PURPOSE:
To ratify payment of bills, consider personnel actions, consider
bids and quotations, consider and/or act on proposal and/or
adoption of Administrative Rules and such other business as may
be ready for consideration.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise con-
tacting: The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr.
Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351.
Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meet-
ing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made,
which records would include the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Dated this 10', day of December, 2006 A.D.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools

12/14/06c


resource within the 10-county
region. "She will provide a focal
point and coordinate prevention
programming, early detection
services and treatment for breast
cancer," Harrison said.
For more information on the
program, call Harrison at 850-
431-2338.


she would like K-series, DVD
house, portable DVD player,
and Pirates of the Caribbean
DVD.
Female, 11-years-old; size
18 pants; size 16 dress amd
coat; size 10W shoes; size 36A
bra; for Christmas, she would
like "Akeelah the Bee" movie
and a bicycle.
Family #7: family of four.
Mother, no age given; size 7
pants, blouse, coat, and dress;
size 6N shoes and socks; size 6
nightwear; for Christmas she
would a queen size comforter, a
deep fryer, and dishes.
Female, 15-years-old; size 5
in pants, blouse, dress, and coat;
size 8 nightwear, size 8 shoes;
for Christmas, she would like a
DVD player, gift card, and bath
and body lotion.
Female, 13-years-old; size 5


pants, blouse, coat, and dress;
size 4 in nightwear; size 4
shoes: for Christmas she would
like a DVD player, gift card,
and bath and body lotion.
Male, 10-years-old; boys
size 7/8 pants: size 7/8 shirt:
sixe 3 in nightwear: size 3 shoes
and socks.: for Christmas, he
would like a bicycle and X-Box
with games.
The above informaiton are
the families desires. The list
does not commit you to pur-
chase the listed items. The
Refuge House, however, only
accept new items s gifts with
the exception of electronic
items. They are requesting that
all holiday gifts and or food
baskets be in by December 20.
Contact Patricia Smith at (850)
922-1212, ext. 1016 to arrange
delivery information.


DIVORCE SEMINAR
Drs. Paul and Tamaria Joyner will be conducting a Fisher
Divorce Clinic Seminar entitled "Rebuilding When Your
Relationship Ends." This will be an eight (8) week seminar, meet-
ing once each week in the evening. The sessions will last 3 hours
each. Subjects will include: "Denial", "Loneliness", "Guilt",
"Rejection", "Grief", "Anger", and others will be addressed dur-
ing the seminar.
The Seminar will be conducted in Blountstown, Florida.
Enrollment will be limited to 20 participants. To receive an appli-
cation and receive other information please call: 850/674-2633 or
850/674-5731.
The starting date will be January 8, 2007 at 6:00 P.M. Central
Time and will meet each Monday for eight (8) weeks.
The public is invited to the first part of the first session on
January. 8th.


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Corrections officers training EGHS students


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

It's a partnership that could
be profitable for Gadsden
County residents in more ways
than one.
Organizers of the Gadsden
County Technical Institute's cor-
rections officer training program
are hopeful the training they
provide to 20 East Gadsden
High School seniors this year
will pay off not just for the stu-
dents, but for the community as
Well.
"We saw the need to provide
a different option for kids," said
Anthony Powell, who coordi-
nates the program for the school
district. "It's a good profession
and it's a good career the mini-
inum salary starting out is
$30,000 ... this will help keep
kids off the street. The bottom
line is, we're going to eliminate
some of the teen problems we've
had throughout the county with
this program."
Gadsden County is the only
county in the state to offer such
a program to its students. In its
pilot year, it's open only to sen-
iors at EGHS; Powell hopes to
be able to expand the program
next year with the help of corpo-
rate sponsors. This year's pro-
gram is paid for with grant
money Tallahassee Community
College applied for and got;
after the program had run for a


Gadsden County school district corrections program coordi-
nator Anthony Powell and Pat Thomas Law Enforcement
Academy adjunct instructor Ellen Glass are two members of a
team teaching East Gadsden High School seniors how to be cor-
rections officers. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


few weeks, organizers decided
to move it from the EGHS cam-
pus to the Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy across
the street.
"We want them to have the
best tools, the best environment,
the best mentoring," said
Charles Bradford, assistant cor-
rections coordinator at Pat
Thomas LEA. "We want to
introduce them to a law enforce-
ment field in a way they haven't
been introduced before and to
make sure they understand law
enforcement is about service."
Bradford said EGHS students


who took the aptitude test
required to enroll in the course
scored higher than most other
applicants.
Along with the Gadsden
County school district and the
state Department of Corrections,
TCC and the Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy con-
tribute to the program.
Parents are also part of the
team, and are required to sign a
contract, as are students partici-
pating in the program, pledging
to commit to the program and to
attend a three-month summer
camp.


Recruits aren't able to carry
firearms until they are 19, but
they do learn a variety of basic
law enforcement skills during
the course, which ends in
August.
Ellen Glass, an adjunct Pat
Thomas Law Enforcement
Academy instructor and a
Wakulla corrections officer, said
the class of 11 girls and 9 boys
meets for three hours daily and
seems to be motivated.
Glass teaches them interper-
sonal skills, communications,
role-play and throws different
scenarios at them to give them a
chance to think on their feet.
"They need to hear that they
are our future, and they need to
know the* opportunities this
opens up for them it's wide
open," Glass said. "The state
pays college tuition for correc-
tions officers for classes having
anything to do with law enforce-
ment criminal justice, nursing,
business another good thing
about this program is it doesn't


give kids a break between high
school and college where they
get into mischief while they're
wondering what to do."
Students also learn cardio-
pulmonary resuscitation and
emergency preparedness.
"It's a total investment the
next hurricane, the next disaster,
they're ready," Powell said.
Powell said students will
visit area prisons to get a bird's
eye view of exactly what prison
environments are like.
"No surprises," PowelL said.
Powell and Glass have high
hopes that funding will be avail-
able to continue the program.
And they have high hopes for
its impact on Gadsden County
residents.

"We'd like to have some of
the same students in this class
speak to a class five years from
now," Glass said. "We'd like to
have them come and talk about
what they've achieved, to say,
'Hey I'm from Gadsden County
and I did this. You can too."'


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Elbert L. Sheppard, Sr.
July 15, 1928 Dec. 11, 1998
He is gone, but not for-
gotten. He has a many
great attributes: Love,
compassion, dedication,
hard work, conscientious-
ness. He was a teacher and
guidance counselor in the
Gadsden County school
system. He served untir-
ingly in the Church Of
God In Christ from early
youth as pastor, District
Superintendent and his
final two years as Bishop
of the Western Florida
Jurisdiction. He was a
wonderful husband and
father of five children.
Elbert Sheppard's legacy
has penetrated the lives of
many. Some yet refer to
his phrases as: "It's
Holiness or hell" and "I
know I'm right".


Golden Girls/Kourtney Boutique


Patricia Tennell (front left) Quincy Mayor Sherrie Taylor (center) and Patricia Baker (front
right) were ready to cut the ribbon Saturday afternoon at Golden Girls and Kourtney's Boutique
bn 12 West Washington Street near the North Adams Street intersection. Tennell and Baker, co-
owners of the establishment that specializes in women's fashions and accessories, are surrounded
by some of the first customers. The store officially opened Monday and store hours are 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


KINDERGARTEN from Page 1


they're taught well, they can
perform better than other kids in the
state."
The Florida Kindergarten
Readiness Screener is used to
determine the school readiness of
Students entering kindergarten,
inform classroom instruction and
provide information to parents and
teachers. Data from the readiness
screening is also be used to
calculate the readiness rate for
private and public providers
participating in Florida's Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) Education
Program and is expected to be
released in February.
Gadsden County kindergartners
were among students from Baker,
Desoto, Gulf and Lafayette counties
to score greater than 11 percent on
the initial sound fluency portion of
the Dynamic Indicators for Basic
Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
test.
"That's a significant
improvement," James said. "It kind
of outlines where we are."
The DIBELS are a set of
standardized, individually
-administered measures of early
literacy development, according to
an FDOE press release. They are
'designed to be short (one minute)
fluency measures used to regularly
monitor the development of pre-
reading and early reading skills.
Letter naming fluency measures a
student's proficiency in naming
uppercase and lowercase letters.
-Students are presented with a page
containing letters in random order
.and are asked to name as many
letters as possible within one
pninute. Students who name less
than one or no letters are high risk;
students who name two to seven
*letters are considered moderate risk;
students who name eight to 16
letters are considered low risk; and
students who name 17 or more are


considered above average.
"The progress, we have seen this
year in reading literacy readiness is
encouraging," said Education
Commissioner John Winn. "We are
analyzing the results to determine
the direct impact of VPK on this
increased readiness level."
Initial Sound Fluency measures a
student's ability to recognize the
beginning sounds) in a spoken
word. Students are shown pictures
of objects and asked to identify the
picture that begins with the sound
presented by the examiner. Students
are also asked to produce the
beginning sound for an orally
presented word that matches one of
the pictures. Students are shown 16
pictures and allowed five seconds to
provide a correct response. Students
who respond correctly less than
three or not at all are high risk;
students who respond correctly four
to seven times are moderate risk;
students who respond correctly
eight to 11 times are low risk; and
students who respond correctly 12
or more times are above average.
Above average and low risk
indicate full readiness for learning
reading skills in kindergarten.
Scores for both measures are
reported in the following categories:
* Above Average the child's
performance was at or above the
60th percentile;
* Low Risk the child's
performance was at grade level;
* Moderate Risk the
child's performance was
moderately below grade level and
additional intervention is needed; or
* High Risk the child's
performance was seriously below
grade level and substantial
intervention is needed.
Of the 182,278 students screened
in 2006 on LNF, two-thirds or 69.9
percent were above average/low
risk an increase of nearly 6


percent. The number of students
considered moderate/high risk
declined more than 5 percent to
30.40 percent statewide when
compared to last year.
Fifty-five counties improved in
knowing initial sounds and only 12
counties saw a decline. Five
counties increased in knowing
initial sounds by 11 percent or
more. For letter recognition, nearly
all or 62 counties, including
Gadsden, improved and only five
counties saw a decline. Six
counties increased in letter
recognition by 11 percent or more.
Gulf, Baker and Lafayette Counties
improved more than 11 percent on
both measures.epartment of
Education findings indicate
Gadsden County kindergartners are
coming to school ready to learn.
Gadsden was one of five state
school districts to show an increase
in knowing initial sounds, or sound
fluency, by 11 percent or more.
"Our kids can learn with the best
in the state," Gadsden Schools
Superintendent Reginald James
said. "When they're taught early,
and they're taught well, they can
perform better than other kids in the
state."
The Florida Kindergarten
Readiness Screener is used to
determine the school readiness of
students entering kindergarten,
inform classroom instruction and
provide information to parents
and teachers.
Data from the readiness
screening is also be used to
calculate the readiness rate for
private and public providers
participating in Florida's
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
Education Program and is
expected to be released in
February.


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The Gadsden County Times December 14, 2006 9


Midway commission meeting heats up


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The final act of "Midway
City Commission vs. Midway
City Commission" played
well with the audience last
Thursday, eliciting groans,
gasps and giggles.
The running play within a
play, "Midway City
Commission vs. Midway City
Manager Paul Piller", saw a
few new cast members, but all
in all, there were no surprises
at the last city meeting of the
year, with Commissioner
Charles Willis threatening to
walk out twice before he final-
ly did at around 9:30 p.m. and
Mayor Pro Tem Ella Barber
comparing herself to Jesus
Christ after the city attorney
announced a contractor's
lawyer had informed him he
planned to sue the city: "Just
like Jesus Christ was giving
out good information and no
one wanted to hear it I tried
to warn you," Barber said. "I
am not going to be liable."
Commission members glid-
ed through the invocation and
pledge of allegiance but got
bogged down roughly 20 min-
utes into the meeting on a dis-
cussion of agenda modifica-
tions, adoption of the agenda
and the monthly financial
report.
"Because it's so confusing,
I think we should just discon-
tinue the consent agenda,"
Barber said, after urging com-
mission members in atten-
dance to "be sure you want
what you're voting for."
Thursday's consent agenda
items included disposal of
surplus equipment in the
Midway Fire Department, vol-
unteer firefighter payment,
approval of a contract
between the city and Angela
Poole calling for her to con-
tinue in' her capacity as a
financial consultant, a procla-
mation recognizing Havana's
100th anniversary and a com-
munity budget issue request
asking the state legislature for
$700,000 for construction of a
second fire station for the city.
Council members Mae
Cato and James Hinson were
not present at the meeting.
Council member Patrick
Johnson left the meeting early
to go to his job.
During the financial report,
Willis questioned the expendi-
ture of $23,000 for a John
Deere tractor. "I have a duty
and a right to ask how the
money's being spent," Willis
said. Barber demanded coun-
cil members get training, but
failed to give specifics. A list
of budget expenditures by the
city October through
November lists $982 budgeted
for training and dues.
"We need some training for
council members," Barber
said. "We really need that and
we should use it it's embar-
rassing what goes on up here.
We have not had any training
yet."
"I would love to get you
training. If you'll tell me what
you want, I'll get it," Piller
said.
"We need training from the
ground up," Barber respond-
ed.
"I sure do I don't know
what I'm doing," Willis added.
After a discussion of
whether it would be possible
to conduct training via the
Internet and an assertion from
audience member Jerry Range
that Piller had "slandered" a
contractor, which he refuted
and the city attorney said
could not be resolved during
the meeting anyway, council
members voted on the consent
agenda at 7:55 p.m. and
launched into old business.
Willis added a discussion
of Knight Road and a discus-
sion of conduct of city staff to
the old business portion of the
agenda; council members
voted to revise the city's
future land use map and to
rezone an agricultural area to
rural residential before mov-
ing on to a discussion of
Knight Road.
Willis, who has said sever-
al times at previous meetings
that the road is too narrow,
blasted Piller for not taking
care of the problem immedi-
ately.
"For the last few months,
I've been complaining, com-
plaining, complaining about
Knight Road. Somebody goes


to county commission, these
people have been sitting up
here crying and raising sand
and all the sudden, you jump
right on it," Willis said.
"I am tired of being
accused," Piller said.
"I don't care. I don't care.
You aren't getting things done,
Paul," Willis yelled.
Piller said the city tried to
fix the problem with head-
walls last year, but that action
didn't resolve the issue. To bid


the project out would have
taken 30-90 days, according
to Piller, but "the county was
able to do it much sooner."
"I am not going to apolo-
gize that I didn't do it before I
had the money," Piller added.
"The fact is, I didn't drag my
feet."
"Paul, you dragged your
feet," Willis replied. "That is


one to have the final say?"
Barber asked.
"The council is," Piller
said, and recommended hiring
a consultant for the job.
Willis said he wanted to see
a list of potential consultants
before voting.
Next on the agenda was a
first reading of an ordinance
relating to compensation for


Midway City Council member Charles Willis threatened to
leave last week's meeting twice before making good on his
promise. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


inexcusable."
Later, Willis said he'd
received several complaints
about the conduct of city staff
members.
"A citizen gave me a letter
saying they had not been treat-
ed right by the city manager
and the city staff," Willis said,
raising his voice. "I done had
too many complaints about
this city manager. People have
feelings. This is a new day, a
new era, people don't want to
be treated like a dog ... you
need to take a behavioral class
or something."
Barber said she, too, was
displeased with the conduct of
city staff members.
"I called 'up here ... and was
referred to by 'you guys' by
(assistant city manager)
Natalie (Madry)," Barber said.
"I don't appreciate being
called a guy. I'm a grandmoth-
er."
Barber later made allusion
to discrimination within city
hall she and the rest of the
city council are African-
American, as is the city attor-
ney and all city staff with ihe
exception of Piller, who is
white.
"I'm one of the main char-
acters of discrimination and it
hurts," Barber said, adding
later, "I am history ... I'm one
of the people who is supposed
to be making this city work."
In other matters, the city
attorney announced developer
Dustin Koonce had issued an
ultimatum via his attorney:
Either the city council makes
a final decision on his request
to build Taylor Ridge subdivi-
sion on Knight Road or be
sued. A motion to approve the
subdivision at a meeting sev-
eral weeks ago failed for lack
of a second; the issue remains
undecided in Koonce's eyes.
The attorney advised coun-
cil members he saw several
options: They could approve
the request, take a vote to
deny the request or schedule a
meeting before Jan. 10 at
which the issue will be re-
examined.
The next regular Midway
City Council meeting is Jan.
4.
"I'm going to tell you the
truth the matter should have
been taken care of by planning
and zoning," Willis said. "You
bring it up here and now it's
our problem."
The city's planning and
zoning commission serves as
an advisory board to the city
council, which has authority
to approve or deny planning
and zoning requests.
"This minority contractor
has a problem," Willis said of
Koonce. "It should have never
gotten this far."
Growth Management
Director Morris Roosevelt
said the council originally
approved Koonce's request
but the matter had to go back
to planning and zoning, and
then back to city council, after
Koonce changed his original
plan.And in other matters,
council members debated an
ordinance expanding council
districts.
"I got a letter from the
supervisor of elections," Piller
said, in reference to redistrict-
ing after several new Midway
subdivisions went in last year.
"I told the council the
redistricting was going to be a
problem," Willis said. "There
are going to be legal problems
and issues."
"You can only do redistrict-
ing in odd-numbered years,"
Piller said. "There's an elec-
tion next year (in April) that
would disenfranchise those
who are not currently in a dis-
trict."
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and Gadsden County
Commissioner Eugene Lamb,
who said council members
were not compensated when
he was a member of Midway
City Council.
"Some of us have been on
this board longer than others -'
you don't know. How are you
going to compensate us?"
Willis asked Piller.
The question drew a
response from a woman in the
audience.
"When you were elected,
did you get elected for a
salary?" shouted Sharon
Polite.
"I was elected to serve the
citizens," Willis said.
"I'm not seeing that," Polite
said. "I see you're trying to get
money from the citizens ... I
don't see you doing nothing. I
don't see why you should get
paid."
"The citizens voted on it,"
Willis replied.
"The citizens are going to
vote again," Polite said,
before sitting down.
After discussion of several
other items a small-scale
land use amendment, a zoning
change and a contract with
Waste Pro to pick up garbage -
Willis again stood up at 9 p.m.
and said he was leaving
because he didn't feel well.
He was asked to stay by
several his leaving would
mean there were not enough
council members left for a
quorum he sat back down
only to put on his coat and
walk outside 10 minutes later.
After returning to the meeting
to discuss dissolving the Keep
Midway Beautiful committee
and consider how to use an
historical preservation grant if
it's awarded to the city, Willis
again walked away from his
chair and toward the door at
9:20 p.m.
"Chuck, can I get a motion
to adjourn?" Piller said.
"So moved," said Willis, on
the way out the door. The
meeting was then adjourned
but discussion
continued.While talking about
the pickup of appliances along
several Midway streets, Piller
said the county doesn't pick
up appliances on city roads
without charging a fee.
"The county picks up one
time a year free," Lamb said.
"Don't tell a lie on the county,
because I'm not going*to sit
here andlet you ... in the past
we have come on Palmer Road
and picked up and the city did


not pay for anything."
Mayor Delores Madison
said she thinks the city has
paid for appliance pickup in
other ways.
"We are being taxed for a
school which we don't have.
For a hospital, which we don't
have. Now is it wrong for us
to ask the county to come pick
up appliances without paying?
Don't we get something for
our money?" Madison said.
Lamb said if discarded appli-
ances were moved to a county
road, they could be collected
by the county.


Agenda items that did not
get voted on after Willis left
included a review and discus-
sion of Piller's resume and
contract, added to the agenda
by Barber, and an ordinance
requiring owners of vacant
lots to keep the lots main-
tained if they remain vacant. ,
Several items tabled
included a proposed agree-
ment with the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office for
additional law enforcement iri
Midway and a discussion of
contractor/subcontractor/hom
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By Joe Ferolito


BOWL PICKING TIME
This season's college bowl


season gets underway next
Tuesday\ wk hen TCU meets


Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia
Bowl in San Diego. In all there
are 32 bowl games about 17 too
many.
If you don't finish in the nation's
top thirty teamns I don't think you
deserve a bowl bid. That's my
opinion though and it doesn't mean
anything.
Since there are 32 games I'll try,
to watch h as man\ .is I cnn and tin
to enjo. them.
Fourteen states % ill host bowl
games along with a province in
Canada.
Texas and Flozida tie in bowl
hosts \\ith each state holding 5


bowls.
Of the 64 spots in the bowl
games teams from 35 different
states will be represented. Texas
leads the way with 6 bowl teams
followed by Florida and California
with 4 bowl representatives each.
The SEC leads the bowl parade
x'ith 9 teams..
The ACC and the Big Twelve
hake S teams. each. Seven teams
\ill iepiesent the Big Ten. and the
PAC Ten has 6 teams playing in
bowls.
Days \\with the most bowls are
December 29 w hen 5 games % ill
be plated, and. of course JanuarN


1 'when 6 games will take place.
Bowls, no dought, are exciting
for the host cities and for fans of
teams who even have a so-so year
like FSU, Miami, and Alabama. It
at least adds to the anticipation of
the holiday season.
So happv bowl year. Each week
I'll gi c m. picks for the up com-
ing bowls so you'll know who to
bet a lMinst. if iou do bet.
And, in m'1 first pick I'll take
TCU o'er Noithern Illinois in that
Poinseitia Bowl next Tuesday.
This is the onl\ time for the next
four weeks theie will be one pick.


East Gadsen girls on a roll Skateboard wizards


by Susie Morris, AD

East Gadsden girls' basketball
won three games last week to run
their record to 10-1 on the season.
The Munroe Lady Cats won two
games and lost one to move to 4-5
on the season.
East, Gadsden disposed of
Rickards, Panama City Arnold
and Leon with no team coming
closer than 19 points in the final
score. The Rickards and Arnold
wins were both district contests. In
the 67-46 win over Rickards, the
Jaguars showed they can win
without leading scorer Chelsea
McMillan. Eleven players scored
as the team used a quick 23-2 first
quarter lead to stake a lead they
never lost. Shalendia Brown and
Traci Lewis both had double fig-
ures scoring. Brown had 13
points and Lewis added 12 points
and eleven rebounds.
The Jaguars then demolished
Arnold 68-14 with eleven players
scoring again in the team district
win. Dyteshia Francis hnd
Deondra Watson provided the
offensive power combining for 27


points. Leading scorer Chelsea
McMillan returned to the lineup
and while scoring only three
points, the senior center had
twelve rebounds, six steals and six
blocked shots.
Leon was outscored every
quarter by East Gadsden and lost
83-46. Again a host of Jaguar
players provided the offensive
firepower to carry them to a win.
Traci Lewis, Chelsea McMillan,
Deondra Watson and Dytesha
Francis all scored in double fig-
ures with McMillan leading the
way with 18 points. She also
pulled down 13 rebounds, had
four steals and seven blocked
shots. Traci Lewis also was big on
the boards with 10 rebounds.
Grice, Brown and Watson each
dished out five assists.
I The team moved to 10-1 over-
all and remained undefeated at 7-0
in District 2-4A.

Munroe girls succeed
during grueling stretch
The Munroe Lady Cats team
began the three games in three


days stretch with a district loss at
FAMU. After staking the Rattlers
to a quick 10-0 lead, the Lady
Cats rallied back to a two point
20-18 deficit.
Unfortunately FAMU
outscored them 23-14 in the sec-
ond quarter for a 43-32 half time
lead. They went on to win 63-
44. Crystal Wade led Munroe
with 17 points.
The next night the team with-
stood a late Chiles rally to defeat
the 4A school 44-40. Crystal
Wade let Munroe again with 15
points and Kyndal McPhaul
added 11.
.. On Thursday night the girls
finished an exhausting three
games in three days stretch with
a district win at Apalachicola.
Playing on more heart than legs,
the Lady Cats picked up the dis-
trict win 47-41. Anna Dooner
scored 10 points and McPhaul
and Wade added nine points
each. The win moved the team
to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in district
play.


Four Quincy youths recently made their first skateboard competition appearances in
Tallahassee. The group included the only pre-teen girl entered in the competition. They are, from
the left: Lucas Jackson, 9, son of John and Fay Jackson, Mary Pat Thomas, 7, daughter of John
Pat and Martha Thomas, Jackson Boone, 7, son of Jason and Mary Jack Boone, and Slater
Stephens, 7, son of Lane and Joetta Stephens.





Seminole Ramlins


Lady Cats get new coach in Akins


. Marla Akins, a young lady with
local ties to the area, has taken
over the Munroe Lady Cats bas-
ketball program mid-season.
Akins, whose father Eddie lives in
Quincy, and whose mother,
Delores, lives in Havana, began
her varsity coaching stint on
December 8. She takes over for
niuch-loved, Kenya Grissett,
who is moving to Virginia with her


husband and
three children r
following 1 her
husband's job
transfer. Grissett .
has been at
Munroe for a
year and a half.
Akins attend-
ed high school in
Dublin, Georgia and


Akins
played bas-


ketball at Lurleen D. Wallace and
Tallahassee Community College.
She is pursuing a double degree in
Construction Engineering and
Juvenille Delinquency Studies at
Florida A & M University. Coach
Akins will also begin duties as the
girls' Physical Education teacher
when school resumes after the hol-
idays on January 3. She will also
coach JV softball in the spring.


What kind of weather is this
when last Thursday a Copper
Head snake was killed locally and
frost the next day? Takes the
pleasure out of going into the
woods to do anything.
The Duck Hunters have had
themselves a crackerjack season.
One hunter told me Sunday that
he had seen more Ducks this
Saturday than he saw all last sea-
son. Down in the big part of the
Lake the Canvasbacks were in
the thousands. There was so
many hatched last nesting season,
the Feds allowed you to shoot one


each day of the season.
Redheads are also real plenti-
ful. I do declare that they are the
dumbest duck that I've ever had
the pleasure to shoot. They must
be prolific breeders because
they'd have to be dumb as they
are.
The Bass fishen is real slow
for most people, one boat left the
dock Saturday just to Bass fish
and took one 3 pounder.
A boat put in at Faceville
Landing came down the Lake to
Butlers Mill Creek and took a big
mess of big Specks on Minnows.


Then a boat launched here at
Wingates and sed he was going to
catch Bass, Bream, Specks, and
Tilapia, he must know a lot more
about this Lake than I do.
*Deer Hunters have had a very
good weekend, several were
taken and it looks like we'll have
more as winter sets in.
"When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were
to the last minute a chance to lose
it"-Eisenhower

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Jaguars stay unbeaten with win over Panthers


East Gadsden ran out to a
45-13 halftime lead and blasted
West Gadsden 76-35 in the first
boy's basketball meeting
between the two teams Saturday
night in the Jaguar Gym.
A deep bench and a smother-
ing defense led to the win and
kept the East Gadsden team


undefeated with a 5-0 record.
11 different Jaguars scored in
the game with Leonardo
Deloney, Samuel McLaurin, and
Rashard McGill all hitting 14 to
lead the way.
McLaurin ripped off 15
rebounds and Patrick Smith 10 to
top that department for East


Gadsden and Eddie Murray had
5 assists.
"It was a nice win for us."
East Gadsden coach Demetric
Salters said. "We were lucky to
jump ahead like we did because
West Gadsden has a fine team."
"We're happy with the way things
have gone so far, we just need to


keep our mines on the next game
and improve from night to
night."
The Jaguars hosted Godby in
a district game Tuesday night and
will play in the Langston founda-
tion Classic at Chipola this week-
end playing Shores Christian of
Sarasota Friday night at 6:30 pm


and meeting Port St. Joe
Saturday night at 8:30 pm.
West Gadsden is in the same
event and will play Godby at 5
pm Friday night and Shores
Christian at 6 pm Saturday night.
Next Wednesday and
Thursday East Gadsden will play
in the Thomasville Central


Holiday Tournament meeting
Albany Doughtery on
Wednesday. Thomasville Central
and Miller Co., Ga. are also in
the tournament.
West Gadsden will meet
Chipley in the opening round of
the Lincoln Tournament next
Wednesday at 3 pm.


Munroe Bobcats lose



to North Florida in



last gane before break


In their last game before
the Christmas break the Munroe
Bobcats lost to North Florida
69-46 Friday night in the Bobcat
Gym.
Munroe had a hard time
overcoming a 19-6 first quarter
deficit and dropped their 5th
game against 3 wins.
'Clay White had a nice
game for Munroe scoring 20,
including 6, 3-pointers. White
also had 6 assists. Alex Clark
added 13 for Munroe who
played without leading scorer
John Dooner.
North Florida was led in
scoring by Chris Griffin with 22
points. Seth Roberts, Chris
Jones, and
Michael Holmes all had 12
points.
Munroe will return to
action on January 4 playing at
John Paul II.

C-P DOWNS ATLANTIS
The Carter-Parramore
Lions downed Atlantis
Academy of Tallahassee 54-32
Wednesday night at the C-P
Gym in boy's basketball.
Antwan Fisher hit 19 points to


lead the Lions to their first win
of the year in a game in which
the C-P coaching staff played all
their players,
Carter-Parramore had a
hard time scoring early Saturday
night and lost 66-45 to Port St.
Joe in a game played in Gulf
County.
The Lions trailed 24-6 at
the half before hitting 39 points
in the second half.
Eric Williams hit 9 points
leading the, Lion scoring while
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Quincy Music Theatre
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note having drawn large
crowds over its two week-
end run. Over 1200 people
attended the performance
starring local celebrities
Jack Peacock and Byron
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rGadsden County residents
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and honored to be a part of
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INSPECTOR from Page 1


Bypass project moved back two years-


recommended a friend of his
as a consulting building official.
Elias was right when he told
fellow commissioners that this
may cost money. The
consultant, Homer Ooter, is
charging the city $500 per
month as a retainer. He will
receive $100 per hour to review
permit applications and plans,
and $80 per hour for
inspections with a minumim of
two hours for the first
inspection and one hour
minimum for back-to-back
inspections.
Equally troubling to Elias is
that no one officially signed off
on Ooter's fees. "All I have
here is an unsigned letter and
an e-mail," Elias said.
City Manager Bill Bogan said
all the consultant has to do is go
back and sign off on these
structures. According to Elias,
those structures include the
new Social Security Office,
O'Reilly's Auto Parts store,
Capital City Bank, and Arbor
Crest Apartments. "I don't
know how many private homes
we're talking about," he said.
"If you're telling me there is
nothing we can do that's
troublesome to me and I don't
know why it's not troublesome
to anyone else," he said.
When he asked Bogan when


he first learned that the city
had no licensed building
inspector, the manager said he
found out about the same time
as the commissioners.
"Is there something we need
to worry about because they
were not signed off by a
licensed building inspector?"
Elias asked.
"I'm comfortable that the
public will be safe and no
buildings are going to fall in on
citizens," said Jack McLean,
city attorney.
Mayor Sherrie Taylor said
commissioners should be
mindful not to use scare tactics.
"We need to do more work in
the office and make sure it's
brought to the manager before
we put it out in the public.
People hear things differently,"
Taylor said.
Elias said would continue
bringing up matters during
meetings because he wants all
commissioners to hear the same
responses at the same time. "If
we did it in the (manager's)
office, I not so sure we'd all be
told the same thing," Elias said.
He said he remembered trying
to get on the agenda and being
told to see the manager. "I'm
not going to be tossed around,"
he said.


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Colleen Roland, a senior pro-
fessional transportation planner
with the Capital Region
Transportation Agency told the
Quincy City Commission Tuesday
night that she had bad news. "The
bypass project (on Attapulgus
Highway near Engelhard) has
been moved back two years, from
2010 to 2012. The time is needed
to accumulate more money to
complete the project," she said.
Construction costs have gone up
so high that many state-funded
projects have to be pushed back.
When the bypass was first dis-
cussed, the cost would have been
approximately $1.9 million dol-
lars. Roland said if work on the
project started today the cost
would be about $26 million dol-
lars. "That's just the way it is.
These projects are voted on as a
one-year project, but are projected
out to five years because that's
about the time it takes," she said.
The good news is that all of the
other projects have remained in
the funding cycle. "All of the


resurfacing is on track," she said.
The trend, however, from the
Florida Department of
Transportation's point of view is
for local participation. That is, the
state is more likely to fund proj-
ects if the locals will agree to foot
part of the bill.
Still, Roland said, the bulk of
all road spending is going to the
major highways such as Interstate
4, Interstate 95, Interstate 75 and
parts of Interstate 10. "The
Panhandle has 8 percent of the
population and will get 8 per cent
of the funding," she said.
Roland suggested that commis-
sioners lobby their elected offi-
cials, including federal officials, to
stay on the funding list. "I urge
you to speak to all of your elected
officials from this part of the state.
A lot of funds are passed to the
state from the federal government.
I would make sure I had a federal
lobbyist," she said.
Two weeks ago commissioner
Derrick Elias requested a list of all
city employees who drove city
vehicles home at night. "I looked
at this list of 23 individuals and 57
percent drive back and forth to


Tallahassee every day, others drive
out into the county. Very few live
in Quincy," he said. He requested
that Bogan give him a cost analy-
sis at the next meeting. "I'd like to
know what these people are cost-
ing us when you look at the gas
and the wear and tear on automo-
biles," he said. Specifically he
wanted to know why it was neces-
sary for the code enforcement offi-
cer, who lives in the county, to
drive a police car home or why the
purchasing director, who lives in
Tallahassee, needed a city vehicle.
"When you take thd cost into
consideration, why can't these
people drive their own cars to
work, use a city vehicle during the
day and drive their own vehicles
home at night?" he asked.
There were some employees
who took city vehicles home that
he didn't question.
In other matters, commission-
ers:
Voted to make certain
employees vested after one year if
they come from state government.
Were informed that Waste
Management is running a day
behind in garbage pickup because


of AL AL IF


UTILITY from Page 1'


Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday,
they need to make the payment.
Cutoffs will take effect at 7 a.m.
on Tuesday morning," Sherman
said.
"Cycle 1 customers' bills will be
mailed on time and are due (for


payment) on Dec. 22 and that's a
holiday for the city. Monday,
Dec. 25 is also a holiday. They
will have a grace period until
Tuesday, Dec. 26," Sherman said.
Cutoffs will begin at 7 a.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 28.


HOLT from Page 1


has built a solid relationship
with Palm Beach County. "We
have partnered with Palm Beach
County to share their federal
lobbyist. That means we will have
more access to those federal
dollars that we've never been able
to get because we didn't even
know they were there," she said.
Holt said she wants to see more
planned developments in the
county. "For a long time we were
just approving all developments.
The Department of Community
Affairs has said that we are
building too many houses and
that's what we need to address,"
she said.
She would like to see the county
offer incentives to developers to
set aside commercial properties
within the developments. Ideally,
a 200-acre development would
also contain a market, dry
cleaner, bank, service station and
other businesses that people who
live in the development will need.
"It doesn't make sense to build
all of these houses and have the
people who live in them shop
elsewhere. Your revenues come
from commercial properties," she
said.
By having more commercial
properties, Holt said, the money
will allow the county to "make
the jump from where we are to
where we want to be."


The county, she said, has
developed a five year plan. And,
part of the plan recommends the
county begin to acquire property
for commercial development.
"For a lot of people this is
unheard of, but in other places
it's not uncommon," she said.
The county has to begin
budgeting for those acquisitions
now. "We have to show
prospective companies that we
are willing to invest in our own
future," she said.
Holt said that Florida is
surrounded by water and
Gadsden County is one of the few
places that has failed to take
advantage of water resources.
"It's going to be unpopular with
a few citizens but we're going to
start looking at the public access
to Lake Talquin. Public
properties need public access.
Where there is water there is
tourism," she said.
The problem is that some
people have constructed private
piers on public property.
Holt said small counties must
always look at upcoming
legislation and determine the
effect it will have in one, five, or
25 years. "We have to be at the
table. We have to keep our eyes
on a lot of different issues and
you can't do that sitting in
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they're taught well, they can
perform better than other kids in the
state."
The Florida Kindergarten
Readiness Screener is used to
determine the school readiness of
students entering kindergarten,
inform classroom instruction and
provide information to parents and
teachers. Data from the readiness
screening is also be used to
calculate the readiness rate for
private and public providers
participating in Florida's Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) Education
Program and is expected to be
released in February.
Gadsden County kindergartners
were among students from Baker,
Desoto, Gulf and Lafayette counties
to score greater than 11 percent on
the initial sound fluency portion of
the Dynamic Indicators for Basic
Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
test.
"That's a significant
improvement," James said. "It kind
of outlines where we are."
The DIBELS are a set of
standardized, individually
administered measures of early
literacy development, according to
an FDOE press release. They are
designed to be short (one minute)
fluency measures used to regularly
monitor the development of pre-
reading and early reading skills.
Letter naming fluency measures a
student's proficiency in naming
uppercase and lowercase letters.
Students are presented with a page
containing letters in random order


and are asked to name as many
letters as possible within one
minute. Students who name less
than one or no letters are high risk;
students who name two to seven
letters are considered moderate risk;
students who. name eight to 16
letters are considered low risk; and
students who name 17 or more are
considered above average.
"The progress we have seen this
year in reading literacy readiness is
encouraging," said Education
Commissioner John Winn. "We are
analyzing the results to determine
the direct impact of VPK on this
increased readiness level." ,
Initial Sound Fluency measures a
student's ability to recognize the
beginning sounds) in a spoken
word. Students are shown pictures
of objects and asked to identify the
picture that begins with the sound
presented by the examiner. Students
are also asked to produce the
beginning sound for an orally
presented word that matches one of
the pictures. Students are shown 16
pictures and allowed five seconds
to provide a correct response.
Students who respond correctly less
than three or not at all are high risk;
students who respond correctly four
to seven times are moderate risk;
students who respond correctly
eight to 11 times are low risk; and
students who respond correctly 12
or more times are above average.
Above average and low risk
indicate full readiness for learning
reading skills in kindergarten.
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The problem should be corrected
by Thursday.
Congratulated Troy Gilyird
for being named named OfficerWof
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Approved $7,500 for a police
dog.
Approved $16,000 for electri-
cal cable at Magnolia Forest. "
Approved in-kind contriHu-
tions for Healthy Start. Bogan rec-
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with expertise in marketing aid
Healthy Start Coordinator Kelly
Parker in getting the word out to
child-bearing women on the
importance of good pre-natal care.
Plus, Bogan said he could not find
$5,000 in the budget to give the
organization at this time.
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agreed to an in-kind contribution
and that the publicity agreement
she had made (with Ron Sachs
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City of Havana throws:

big birthday bash in

honor of 100 years of

incorporation


Scenes from Havana's Centennial celebration


Left, lady golfers stroll through
town as part of Havana's centenni-
al parade. Right, what would a
birthday celebration be without
cake and a cakewalk? Below, vin-
tage automobiles helped create an
atmosphere of days gone by for the
celebration.


Left, Robert Christian of
Tallahassee practices the age-
old art of wood carving as one
of the many crafts available at
the celebration. Right,
Virginia Coultas sketches a
portrait of Ewan Nicholson
and mom Deinna Nicholson,
who looked forward to the fin-
ished portrait of the pair.


Left, What would a
December parade be
without an appear-
ance by Santa Claus,
who chose a mower as
his mode of transport
for the Havana cele-
bration. Right, mer-
chants in the down-
town area joined in
the festivities, some
closing up shop for the
event, and others dis-
playing their wares
outdoors for the
crowd.


PHOTOS by Leslie Roberts and
Ron Isbell








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Chtwch news


Barbara Harbin

Barbara Hartsfield Harbin, 78
of Tallahassee, died on
Wednesday, December 6, 2006.
Born July 4, 1928, she was the
daughter of Fred and Alice
Hartsfield of Tallahassee. She
graduated from Leon High
School and worked at Lewis
State Bank until her marriage to
Charles W. Harbin, Jr, of Quincy
on Dec. 7, 1947. They farmed in
Quincy and were very active in
First Baptist Church of Quincy
until 15 years ago when they
moved to Tallahassee. She was a
devoted wife, mother, grand-
mother, sister and friend; known
for her kindness, warmth, loyal-
ty and devotion to her family
and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday,
Dec. 8, at Culley's
MeadowWood Funeral Home
Riggins Road Chapel with bur-
ial at Hillcrest Cemetery in
Quincy.
She is survived by her husband,
Charles W. Harbin, Jr; a son,
Craig Harbin (Rebecca) of
Tallahassee; a daughter, Amy
Harbin Geppert (Bill) of San
Diego, CA; seven grandchil-
dren; three sisters, Myra
Hartsfield Turner and Ida Jean
Hartsfield Sapp both of
Tallahassee, and Rita Hartsfield
Eddins (John) of Orange Park.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Paul F. Hartsfield.

Culley's

MeadowWood

Funeral Home


Virginia Livings

Virginia Franklin Livings, 85 of
Quincy, died on, Saturday,
December 9, 2006, in-
Tallahassee.
Graveside setvices ,.- eie_.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Hillcrest
Cemetery. Charles McClellan
Funeral Home Quincy had
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter,
Audrey Livings Allman of
Quincy; two sons, Louis S.
Livings (Joyce) of Quincy and
John Livings (Maureen) of
Tallahassee; nine grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, W.L. Livings.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Covenant Hospice,
1545 Raymond Diehl Rd, Suite
102, Tallahassee, FL 32308.


Charles

McClellan
Funeral Home



Lola Kirkland

Lola Johnson Kirkland, 58 of
Quincy, died on Wednesday,
December 6, 2006, at
Tallahassee

Hospital.
Born August
19, 1948 in
Mobile, AL
to Morise
and Hattie
Johnson, she
married Russell Kirkland, Sr.
April 22, 1972. She was educat-
ed in the Baldwin County public
schools, at Stillman College and
FAMU; was a member of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Eastern
Star and Deaconess at Second
Elizabeth MB Church.
Funeral services were Dec. 12
at Second Elizabeth MB Church
with Rev. General Bryant offici-


ating and burial in Second
Elizabeth Cemetery. Bradwell
Mortuary had charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by her husband
of 34 years, Russell Kirkland,
Sr. of Quincy; two daughters,
Nahketah Kirkland and Renarda
Kirkland of Quincy; a son,
Russell Kirkland, Jr. (Essence)


of Quincy; two sisters, Dorothy
Woodyard and Maurice Dixon
of Mobile, AL; a nephew and
two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and a brother,
Frankie Lee Johnson.

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'Mortuary
Quincy, 'FL



Avery Gerard Ford

Avery Gerard Ford, 44 of


Quincy, died
5, 2006,
Memorial
Tallahassee.
He was a
native and
lifelong resi-
dent of
Quincy. Born
to Carolyn
Grant Ford
and Auburn


on Tuesday, Dec.
at Tallahassee
Hospital in


E. Ford, Sr., he was educated in
the Gadsden County school sys-
tem, employed as a laborer and
believed in the principles of
Jesus Christ.
Funeral services were Sunday,
Dec. 10 at Mt. Moriah First
Missionary Baptist Church with
the Rev. Melvin E. Crawford,
Sr. officiating and burial in
Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy.
Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel had charge of arrange-
ments.
. He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Latoyia Ford of
Chattahoochee and "Audrinae
Ford of Quincy; mother,
Carolyn Grant Ford of Quincy;
father, Auburn E. Ford, Sr. (Luz)
of Quincy; sister, Arriane Ford-
Murray of Quincy; five broth-
ers,Carlton Daniels (Loni) of
Palm Bay, Auburn E. Ford, Jr.
(Chaundra) of Havana, Antoine
Ford,. Sr. (Fraa'cesca) and
AvAlon Sapp "(Pafrice) of
Midway, and Austin Ford of
Orlando; a stepbrother, Charles
T. Ford of Quincy; one grand-
daughter of Chattahoochee; a
host of nieces, nephews, aunts
uncles, cousins, other relatives
and many sorrowing friends.


Madry
Funeral
Home


Jean Fletcher Smalley
Kidd
Jean Fletcher Smalley Kidd of
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada passed
on to glory to be with the Lord on
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at
Hillsdale Terrace Nursing Home
with family members present at

A memorial
celebration of
her life was
held at 2 p.m. --
Dec. 10 in the
chapel of the
First Baptist
Quincy. Courtice Funeral Chapel
handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in her
honor may be made to the
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Parkinson Center, 1401
Centerville Rd., Suite 504,
Tallahassee, FL 32308.
She was a beloved mother and is
survived by three sons, Brian T.
Kidd and wife Gwynn of Quincy,
Robert Kidd and wife Sandra of
Collander, Ontario and William
Kidd and wife Cheryl of
Bowmanville, Ontario; a daugh-
ter, Diana Kidd brunnell and hus-
band Everett of Calgary, Alberta;
eight grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
She was a respected matriarch to
an extended family in Quincy and
Tallahassee. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Thomas
Brown Kidd. and a sister, Phyllis
Smalley Oughton.

Courtice

Funeral Home


First Baptist youth volunteer


for 'Operation Christmas Child'


On Saturday December 2nd,
19 teenagers and adults from the
First Baptist Church of Quincy
helped assure that thousands of
children from around the world
would have a present to open this
Christmas. They traveled to
Atlanta to help process and ship
Christmas boxes to needy chil-
dren in India and other foreign
countries as part of the
"Operation Christmas Child" pro-
gram sponsored by "Samaritan's
Purse".
Founded by Franklin Graham,
son of Billy Graham,
"Samaritan's Purse" is an interna-
tional, non-profit organization
that provides disaster relief, med-
icine, clothing and assistance to
our world's most hungry, sick,
and needy peoples. During the
Christmas season, "Samaritan's
Purse" organizes "Operation
Christmas Child". This program
asks churches across America to
fill shoe boxes with toys, clothes,
and basic necessities to send to
the poorest of children around the
world. After filling and gathering
the shoe boxes, churches, send


them to collection centers around
the United States where they are
processed and inspected for inter-
national shipping.
It was at the Atlanta processing
center where teenagers and adults
from our area were able to expe-
rience the joy of helping make
this Christmas a miracle for many
children across the world.
During a four hour period, the
group from First Baptist Church
sorted, inspected, filled, and
prayed over hundreds of boxes
that would be shipped out in time
for Christmas. Combined with
other workers at the Atlanta cen-
ter, nearly 70,000 boxes were pre-
pared and readied for shipping.
Youth group member Chris
Vick said, "It Was awesome to see
that there were so many boxes to
send." Vick also said he was
touched to see that along with
toys and clothes, many families
had written letters expressing
their prayers and love to the child
who would receive the box. As
they countdown the days to
Christmas, a few teenagers and
adults from Quincy, Florida are


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Erin Sampson and Chris Vick are all smiles as they help pre-
pare gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Atlanta.



School news



St. John Elementary


Spelling Bee winners


On December 7, 2006 St.
John Elementary School held its
annual Spelling Bee. The judges
for the event were Mrs. Carolyn
Green, Mrs. Sarah Knight, Mr.
Lamar Kirkland and Mrs.
LaRonda Lee.
The pronouncer was Ms.
Stephanie Jerome. Spelling
Bee Rules was given by Mrs.
Brenda Mason and Mr. Micheal
Franklin proudly announced the
winner.
The spelling bee consisted
fourth and fifth grade students.
The contest was close and excit-
ing throughout. The last three


praying that a child in India sees
and feels the love of God this


It has been 20 years since
the angel of death visited us
and took you away; howev-
er, you did not go alone.
While memories of you will
always be in our hearts, we
are reminded daily that a
part of us went with you.
Nora, Clara, Josephine and
S. grandchildren
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upcoming Christmas.


I Mitchel f Banks


Thank You
For every kind and
thoughtful deed.
The families of.-
Mrs. Sadie Bell Toombs Dudley
Mr. Avery Gerard Ford
TECS John Wesley Fairley, Sr.
Mrs. Nancy Rilla Williams

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contestants that remained were
Shondra Perry a fifth grade stu-
dent who won first place. Alicia
Evans, a fifth grade student who
won second place and Ariel
Howard a fourth grade student
who won third place. St. John
Elementary School congratu-
lates all participants for their
hard work and efforts. These
students will represent St. John
Elementary School on the coun-
ty level and hopeful will com-
pete in the state and national
level. The Spelling Bee was
sponsored by Mrs. Bernice
Black.


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"Continuing a tradition started in Havana and Quincy
by Gene Morgan and Aubrey Butler in 1940"


Winners at the St. John Spelling Bee on December 7 includ-
ed First Place Winner, Shondra Perry; Second Place Winner,
Alicia Evans; Third Place Winner, Ariel Howard.


BMothers never die, they
just move in with god
and "keep house in tre
skj". 'Mother we wiff
c erish your memories
Forever.
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A Celebration for
Christ

The public is cordially invited
to attend "A Celebration for
Christ" at St. Stephen PB
Church Sunday, Dec. 24 at 11
a.m. Refreshments will be
served. St. Stephen PB Church
is located on Williams Street in
Gretna; Elder Harry M, Cloud is
pastor.

Harrison installation
ceremony Dec. 17

The installation ceremony of
newly elected pastor Diocese
Mother Maylis G. Harrison will
be held on Sunday, December
17, atl2 noon at 12425 Blue
Star Highway, Gretna.
Tabernacle's church family is
extending a personal invitation
to all pastors of the community
along with their congregations,
family, friends, church affiliates,
officials and sectors of the com-
munity to come out and be a part
of this historical event. Our
theme: "Passing the Torch to the
Next Leader of the Hour" will
be commemorated throughout
the program.
For additional information,
please call Evangelist Patricia
G. Harrison at 627-9860 or
Mother Carolyn Kirksey at 421-
2986.

New Year's revival at
New Life

Pastor Jacquelyn C. Porter
along with New Life Deliverance
Ministries would like to invite
everyone out for a time of restora-
tion, healing and deliverance dur-
ing the New Year's Revival that
will begin with an Old Year
Out/New Year In service at 10 pm
on Dec. 31st and followed by a
three night revival at 115
Lynnwood Dr. Bainbridge GA.
For more information, please con-
tact Elder Troy Walker at 294-
6407 or the church at (850) 574-
3400 and (229) 243-0075.
We look forward to seeing you
there.

St. Mary MB Church

Church services: Prayer meet-
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Wednesday night 7 p.m.
Worship services 2nd, 3rd and
4th Sundays: Sunday school at
10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.
The public is welcome to attend
any of these services.
The pastor and church report a


wonderful turnout for the Elder
Julius and Mother Asalene
Robinson 20th anniversary. The
church is located in the Sawdust
Community.

Dilworth benefit
program

James A. Shanks class of 1980
requests your presence at a ben-
efit program for Judy Faye'
Dilworth at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
17 at Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church. Guest speaker is
Dr. Gerald Thomas of Greater
Harvest Ministries. The church
is located at 1003 West .Clark
Street in Quincy. For more
information please contact Judy
Russ-Ware, Stephanie Andrews-
Smith, Mary Baker-Ivory or
Joyce Parker-Milton at 850-627-
1022.


Greater Harvest
Ministries

Sunday: 9:15am Church In
Training; 10:30am Morning
Glory Service
Tuesday: 6pm Intercessory
Prayer; 7pm -- Tnt Worship
Service
Monday thru Fridays 12noon
- Noon Day Prayer (open to the
public)
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7pm:
GHM Ensemble Rehearsal;
Praise & Worship Rehearsal
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4pm:
Pastor Gerald Thomas, Sr. and
the Male Chorus of Greater
Harvest Ministries will be at
Antioch M. B. Church
No Harvest Time Fellowship
Service
Monday, Dec. 18 at 7pm:
Greater Harvest Family Night
Couples and Marriage
Ministry
Singles Ministry
Children & Youth Ministry
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6pm:
Passover Meal Celebration
Saturday, December 23rd @
llam: Youth Choir & Praise
Dancers Rehearsal
Saturday, December 23rd @
6pm: Greater Harvest Ministries
Christmas Dinner.

Mt. Zion extravaganza

A special program at the
church Saturday at 6 p.m. All
church youth groups, young
adults, soloists, dance groups,
poetry rap and other Christian
expression will be presented.
Come and enjoy this unusual
extravaganza.
Church school Sunday morn-
ing 9:30 a.m.; morning worship
11 a.m.


Intercessary prayer each
Monday and Tuesday at 12
noon.
Bible study and youth teach-
ing Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Thursday at 7 p.m. Gospel
Choir rehearsal.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those
needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance. .:TV'
Faith For unto you is born
this day in the city of David a
Savior which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11

Womens' Ministry
going to Atlanta

The public is cordially invited
to share a weekend of spiritual
fellowship and fun with the
Womens' Ministry of Second
Elizabeth Missionary Baptist
Church. Join them on their trip
to Atlanta, GA, Aug. 10-11,
2007.
This will be a weekend filled
with fun, fellowship and shop-
ping.
For further information con-
tact Sis. Eula Coster at 850-
627-1138 or 850-205-5167 est.
3006; you may also contact
Sis. Wanda Dixon at 850-627-
3501.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries

Sunday school every Sunday
9:45 a.m. Sunday service every
Sunday 11 a.m. Praise and wor-
ship every Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 17-Evang. Curtis Lollis
of Norwalk, CA will be the
guest speaker at 11 a.m.
Dec. 19-22: Christmas cele-
bration revival. Speaker is
Evang. Curtis Lollis, 7 p.m.
nightly.
Dec. 23-T.I.T.T.S. Ministry
banquet at the Washington
Lodge, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 29-Apostle Copeland at
True Light Ministries in
Tallahassee, 7 p.m.
Visit our website at iicormin-
istries.com. For more informa-
tion contact Patsy Henry at 850-
875-4497 Mon-Fri 10 a.m. -
3:30 p.m.

Male Chorus Choir
Union

The Male Chorus 5th Sunday
Choir Union meeting will be at
6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at the
Mt. Zion PB Church. Call Johnny
Sailor at 875-4383 or Anthony
Powell at 875-4643 if you have
questions.


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A fundamental part of a person's life is shaped by the toys they play with as children. All children play with toys, whether it is a store bought toy, or a homemade toy. Some
toys are passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. Diner toys are worth a lot of money, and are collected by collectors. These toys are usually not
taken out of their original package, due to the fact that they would loose value without being in perfect condition. Toys are quite specific to ones age and the game or activity
that is being played at the time. For example, balls and bats are used in baseball games, and rubber duckies are used by small children at bath time. No matter what age a
person is, what types of toys they like, one thing is for sure. Everyone loves toys!
The history of toys is as old as the cavemen. Dolls made of grass and stone have been discovered at the sights that were once home to the ancient cavemen. Miniature
sized tools, or small carvings of animals have also been found. This indicates that both male and female children had toys. Through the ages children have had toys that
mirrored the society in which they lived. Ancient Egyptian children had dolls that had different wigs. Wigs were a part of the society, such as the black wig wom by Cleopatra.
Dolls have also been found in Egypt, which had joints and could be moved in a realistic fashion, such as today's Barbie dolls. Ancient Roman children played with similar toys
as the Eq; piians. including dolls and balls. They also invented the game known today as jacks, it was called "Knucklebonrie, since the jacks were made of bones. Kites were
popular in Ancient China. In the 1800's toys began to be mass produced. This was due to the availability of technology and materials that came along with the American
Industrial Revolution. A doll was the first toy to be placed onto the assembly line for mass production.
Toys are not only for amusement or to pass the time. They are also used to help children leam rn'ngs about the world in which they have yet to discover That is why small
children have blocks and balls, and older kids like to play in miniature kitchens, or forts. All these toys aid in development, both mentally and physically. Creative learning and
exercise are two important things for children which activities with toys can provided. It just goes to show that learning really is a lot of fun!

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If you would like to share news about
your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


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Ny Ny turns 1

NyKeriah D. Rumph celebrat-
ed her birthday on Friday, Dec. 8
with a party held at her grand-
mother's house in Gretna, follow-
ing a visit to Chuck E. Cheese.
She is the daughter of Melissa
Bostick and Chris Rumph; sister
of Zy'Keriah D. Rumph. Her
grandparents are Simmie
Stewart, Linda Rumph, Jerry
Bostick and Wilie M. Bostick all
of Gretna. Her godparents are
Jennifer Hayes and Terry
Williams.


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4 yrs. Old (VPK)
Small World Learning Center of
Quincy, Inc.
-~I 512 MLK, Jr. Blvd., Quincy,FL 32351
850-875-3235
License #CO2GA0192
New VPK Classes Start
January 08, 2007 May 23, 2007
7:45 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Must be 4 yrs. old by Sept 1, 2006
Need Child's Birth Certificate
Proof of Florida residency
Call 875-3235 or come by to enroll todav.
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Armani is one C.J.'s first

birthday


Armani Sincere Betsey was
born December 3, 2005. She is
the daughter of Mario and
Patricia Betsey. Maternal grand-
parents are Abraham and
Frances Whitfield and Willie
Dell Martin; paternal grandpar-
ents are Harry Betsey and
Lynette Kimble; godparents are
Guanard and Darlene Mitchem
and Contina Allen.
Armani celebrated her birth-
day on Dec. 3 at Chuck E.
Cheese in Augusta, GA, and
Dec. 9 in Quincy at a party
given by her aunt Kanlisha
"Shaye" Ellis.


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Dee-Dee's 1st

birthday

Demariyah La'Jaila Conner
turned one on Dec. 12. She is
the daughter of Preferia "Feri"
Jackson and Demarius "Twan"
Conner of Quincy. Her maternal
grandparents are Emma
Gainous, Barry Peoples and
Johnny Jackson Sr. of Quincy;
great-grandparents are Murt
Jackson, the late Eva Jackson
and the late Edna "Bathie"
Hughes all of Quincy. Her
paternal grandparents are
Chuck and Fonella Conner of
Quincy; great-grandparents are
James and Sarah Conner and
the late Chester Bush Jr. of
Quincy and Solonia Conyers of
Tallahassee. She is the god-
daughter of Floria Green.
Dee-Dee will celebrate her
birthday on Sat, Dec. 16 at
Kinder Kastle at 3 p.m. Family
and friends are invited.


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Cornelius Lamar
McGlockton, Jr., will turn one
year old on Dec. 16. He is the
son of Cornelius and Shaundra
McGlockton of Midway. His
maternal grandparents are
Johnny and Annie Riley of
Gretna; paternal grandparents
are Authur McGlockton and
Elder James and Barbara Baker
of Gretna; godparents are Elder
Daniel and Patricia Williams of
Gretna and Elder Tony and
Denise Hannah of Quincy.
CJ will celebrate his birthday
with his family and friends.



Wedding to

be held

Anna Louise McMillan,
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs'I.
- William Norman McMillan, Jr.
of Quincy, and William Davis
Bell III, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Davis Bell, Jr. of
Quincy, will be marreid Dec.
16 at 6 p.m. in Centenary
United Methodist Church in
Quincy. The Rev. William
Ronald Watson of Highland,
CA, will perform the ceremony.
A reception will follow at
the home of B.J. and Joan
Turner, 331 North Corry Street
in Quincy.
All friends and family are
welcome to attend.


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Lewis to

graduate

from FAMU

Crystal Dionne Lewis,
daughter of Dwayne and Mary
Ivory and Rodney and Andrea-
Lewis, will graduate Dec. 15,
"from Florida A&M University.
Crystal will receive her
Bachelor of Science degree in
Health Care Management; she
completed her internship at the
Orange Blossom Family Health
Center in Orlando. Lewis is a
member of 'the Health Care

Management Student
Association, which is a commu-
nity service organization. She is
a 2001 graduate of James A.
Shanks High School, and is cur-
rently employed as a bookkeep-
ing .associate at Home Depot.
To God be the glory for the
great things He has done.


the daughter of
....e Gilyard &
.'ez Green. Her
...... grandparents are
..Baker (Charles) &
y. ,, yard, Sr. (Marshal).
H..' .'ernal grandparents
..i.. awana Nichols
i./.. I i& James "Earl"
, I.. '-er godparents are
'.....,.'; Dixon & Antwan
J.... adia will be cele-
S. .with a Little
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..- 3:30 p.m. "Everyone
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Make a difference in the life
of an abused and neglected
child...Become a Guardian ad
Litem volunteer.
Guardians ad Litem are citi-
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children before the court and
social services agencies.
Their purpose is to make sure
children are safe and provided
the types of services needed to
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including attorneys. On aver-
age, Guardians ad Litem devote
4-6 hours a month to their
cases.
Right now, more than 70
young children are in need of
help in Gadsden County.
Training begins January 8th.
For more information call Leigh
Merritt at (850) 488-7612 or e-
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THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS
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The City of Quincy
JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

November 11, 2006
Building and Planning Director
Building and Planning Department

Come and grow with us. The City of Quincy Building and Planning
Department is seeking to hire an individual who is interested in joining a
winning team.

This position requires an individual who is a team player and understands
the value of working as a team member.

This is responsible administrative, professional, technical and supervisory
work directing the zoning and planning functions under the City Manager,
Commissioners and all management operations of the Planning
Development Review Board, and the Historic Preservation Commission.
Incumbent will perform diversified responsibilities in the implementation of
the City's Land Development Regulation; specifically Zoning and
Subdivision Regulations. Work involves the responsibility for formulating
and carrying out the technical details and phases of the Land Use Plan and
the Transportation Plan for the comprehensive development of the City with
the objective of promoting understanding and effectuation of project propos-
als. Technical direction and supervision is exercised over a staff of profes-
sional and technical personnel engaged in developing plans in such areas
as economic development, transportation, resource utilization and cultural
facilities, water and sewerage, and other phases of city development as
may be included in or related to the comprehensive plan.

Incumbent must have knowledge of Florida Growth Management Laws and
comprehensive planning and zoning in a local government environment.
Ability to direct and participate in complex planning studies and analyze
information and formulate substantive recommendations based upon such
studies.

The successful candidate must have graduated from an accredited four
year college or university with a degree in Planning or related field and four
years of public planning experience or a Master's Degree in Planning and
two years experience in public planning. Candidate must be proficient in
the use of MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

We offer a competitive salary and compensation package. Starting Salary:
OPEN. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please
email your resume to lwright@myquincy.net or mail your application /
resume to:

HUMAN RESOURCES
404-WEST JEFFERSON STREET
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351
S CLOSINGIDATE: 'Uhtil'filld .

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
12/14/06c


ELECTRONIC
TESTER Electronics
Manufacturer has sev-
eral openings for Tester
Operators. Knowledge
of PCBA's & compo-
nents a plus. Will train.
Competitive salary. eoe
m/f dfwp. Apply at 102
Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
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SOLDERERS
TeligentEMS is Havana
has immediate open-
ings for Solderers with
3+ months experience
OR soldering certifica-
:rn r. ring (1st & 2nd
shifts). Excellent pay -
currently working lots of
overtime. Air condi-
tioned facility. EOE
DFWP m/f Apply at 102
Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
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Assemblers 1st & 2nd
.Shift Electronic
Manufacturer has sev-
eral immediate open-
ings for Assemblers.
Stable business-
Climate controlled facil-
ity. Mfg. Exp desirable.
EOE-MF DFWP. Apply
at 102 Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
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ACCOUNTANT III
JOB SUMMARY
This is a highly responsible professional position which
covers various phases of financial, accounting, and admin-
istrative management, including utility billings. The individ-
ual in this position assists in setting the overall goals and
objectives of the City. Work is reviewed through audits,
internal processes, reports, observation, and is performed
independently under the general direction of a supervisor.

The individual assists in the following: preparation, admin-
istration and revision of the City Commission operating
budgets, maintaining the general ledger, arranges and
coordinates the annual audit, oversees the financial man-
agement and computer function responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Experience in staff recruitment, development, evaluation,
discipline
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(GAAP)
Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board
(GASB)
Knowledge of the State of Florida Uniform Accounting
System Manual
Knowledge of organization management, growth and
change
Knowledge of financial administrative & management pro-
cedures
Proven effective administrative and management skills
Proven ability to obtain financing of projects
Ability to identify, analyze and recommend logical courses
of action in resolving administrative problems
Ability to recognize and function appropriately in sensitive
situations
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the various fiscal func-
tions of the City
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records & reports
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relation-
ships with varying levels of staff, members of the City
Commission, external contacts and general public "
Ability to express ideas clearly & concisely both orally & in
writing
Ability to prepare and analyze administrative and statistical
reports & financial statements
Ability to develop and implementprocedures that are both
cost effective and efficient

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or business
related field from an accredited college or university and
five (5) years of progressively more fiscal responsibility, one
of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Preference given to government experience

We offer a competitive salary and compensation package.
Salary Range is $31,000.00-$44,470.00. If This sounds
like the opportunity you have been looking for then please
mail your resume or application to:

Human Resources
404-West Jefferson Street..
'Quincy, Florida 32351

Closing Date: Untill Filled

The City of Quincy is a Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
12/14/06c


The City of Quincy
JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

December 11, 2006

CLERK ACCOUNTING & HR
FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCE
DEPARTMENTS

Come and grow with us. The City of Quincy
Finance and Human Resource Departments is
seeking to hire an individual who is interested
in joining a winning team.

This position requires an individual who is a
team player and understands the value of a
team concept and working as a team member.

Incumbent will perform diversified clerical duties
in the accounting and human resource depart-
ments. Work is performed in accordance with
clearly established methods and procedures.
An employee in this position acts as a control
point for data from one or more activities requir-
ing input into the accounting and human
resource system.

Additional experience and skills include, but are
not limited to: ability to plan, organize, and per-
form work independently; and prepare and
maintain accurate records and update applica-
ble filing systems.

The successful candidate must have a high
school diploma or an equivalent recognized
certificate, and at least two years of related
experience. Candidate must be proficient in
the use of MS Office Programs (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint).

We offer a competitive salary and compensa-
tion package. Annual Salary Range: Mid
$20,000's. If this sounds like the opportunity
you have been looking for, please email your
resume to lwright@myquincy.net or mail your
application / resume to:

HUMAN RESOURCES
404-WEST JEFFERSON STREET
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG FREE
WORKPLACE EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
12/14/06c




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The City of Quincy
JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

December 11, 2006

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
RECREATION DEPARTMENT

COME AND GROW WITH US. THE CITY OF QUINCY
uTILITIES DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING TO HIRE AN
INDIVIDUAL WHO IS INTERESTED IN JOINING A WIN-
NING TEAM.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A
TEAM PLAYER AND UNDERSTANDS THE VALUE OF A
TEAM CONCEPT AND WORKING AS A TEAM MEM-
BER.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE but are not limited to
mowing/trimming/edging parks and recreation facilities are
safe and clean, repair park structures and equipmenT. per-
form preventive maintenance on vehicles and grass cutting
equipment and perform a variety OF other taskS in the
operation and maintenance of the department.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Ability to supervise crew and complete assigned tasks.
Ability to perform heavy manual work involving repeated
bending, reaching and lifting of objects that may weigh up
to 100 lbs.
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of equipment
used in the Parks and Recreation Department (e.g., vehi-
cle, mower, edger, trimmer, chain saw, hand tools,
mechanic tools, janitorial equipment, etc.) -
Capable of performing assigned tasks in dusty, noisy envi-
ronment and in all kinds of weather conditions.
Knowledge of landscape procedures and application.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS A
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT DEGREE.
ALSO, MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND
SOME FIELD MAINTENANCE EXPERIENCE.

WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND COMPEN-
SATION PACKAGE. ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$17,285.00-$25,938.00. IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE
OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR,
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO LWRIGHT@
MYQUINCY.NET OR MAIL YOUR APPLICATION
AND/OR RESUME TO: .

HUMAN RESOURCES
404-WEST JEFFERSON STREET
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
12/14/06c



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The City of Quincy
JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

December 14, 2006

Police Officer
Police Department

Come and grow with us. The City of Quincy Police
Department is seeking an individual who is interested in
joining a winning team.

This position requires an individual who is a team player
and understands the value and concept of working in a
team environment.

Job responsibilities include the enforcement of all traffic
and criminal laws. The ability to employ pro-active policing
techniques for the protection of life and property.
Requirements include, initiating background investigations
procedures when laws have been violated and assist with
prosecutions.

The successful candidate must possess a High School
Diploma or equivalent degree, a State Police Officer
Certification, a valid Florida Drivers License, excellent driv-
ing record, no criminal history and live within fifteen (15)
mile radius of the police station.

In addition, a working knowledge of conducting preliminary
investigations, preservation of crime scenes and coordina-
tion with other agencies in the prosecution of criminals.

We offer a competitive salary and compensation package.
Salary range is $28,226.00- $42,349.00. If this sounds like
the opportunity you have been looking for, then obtain your
application at:

Human Resources
404-West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

Application Deadline: Until Filled

The City of Quincy Is a Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
12/14/06c



The City of Quincy
JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

December 11, 2006

UTILITY SERVICE TECHNICIAN
UTILITIES DEPARTMENT


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Call, Click or Visit: (850)523-3217 or 1(800) 226-2931,
www.apalacheecenter.org. Human Resources, 2634-J
Capital Circle N.E., Tallahassee, FL 32308
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free WorkplaceDrug-Free Workplace


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FINANCE DIRECTOR

JOB SUMMARY
Highly responsible Senior Executive and Management
position directing the financial management activities and
utility billings of the City of Quincy. This position assists the
City Manager in the overall financial goals and objectives of
the City and obtains financing of capital projects through
bond issuance and other funding sources. Seeking an indi-
vidual who is a team player, and understands the value of
a team.

The individual prepares, administers and revises City
Commission operating budgets, establishes fiscal calen-
dars for compliance and reporting purposes, maintains
general ledger, arranges and coordinates the annual audit,
oversees the financial management responsibilities relat-
ing to the allocation of funds to contracting provider agen-
cies and directs activity of accounting staff.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Knowledge of State of Florida Uniform Accounting System
Manual state, federal and local financial regulations
Proven effective administrative and management skills
Proven ability to obtain financing
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records & reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relation-
ships with varying levels of staff members, the City
Commission, external contacts and general public
Ability to express ideas clearly & concisely orally & in writ-
ing
Ability to develop and implement procedures that are both
cost effective and efficient
Ability to recognize and identify problems, and provide rec-
ommendations.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting, or Finance
from an accredited College or University CPA preferred.
Ten years progressive fiscal responsibility, five should be in
a supervisory capacity.
Seven years of municipal Government Experience
required.

Human Resources
404-West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

Closing Date: Until Filled

The City of Quincy is a Drug free workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
12/14/06c


responsibilities include but ARE not limited to installing and
maintaining water, sewer, and gas lines; Connections of
pipe sections and seals joints. Rakes trenches to provide
smooth surface for connecting pipes.

WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND COMPEN-
SATION PACKAGE. ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$18,158.00 $27,248.00. IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE
OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR,
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO LWRIGHT@MY
QUINCY.NET OR MAIL YOUR APPLICATION AND /
RESUME TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES
404-WEST JEFFERSON STREET
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351

CLOSING DATE: Until filled
THE CITY OF QUINCY IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
12/14106c


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The City of Quincy
JOB POSTING ANNOUNCEMENT

December 11, 2006

Recreation Coordinator
Parks & Recreation Department

Come and grow with us. The City of Quincy Recreation
Department is seeking to hire an individual who is inter-
ested in joining a winning team.

This position requires an individual who is a team play-
er and understands the value of a team concept and
working as a team member.

Job responsibilities includes but not limited to leading
and coordinating groups in organized athletic activities.
Assists the Recreation Supervisor in coordinating and
directing community special events assigned to the
Department. Assists the Recreation Supervisor in
establishing recreation procedures and the develop-
ment of future athletic programs. Develops and coordi-
nates informational booths and materials for communi-
ty awareness such as community events, local school
career day and fundraising affairs. Prepares and main-
tains work and field records to include all facets of sea-
sonal sports activities including rosters, schedules,
rules, publications, etc. Directs and inspects work car-
ried out by support staff ensuring compliance to depart-
mental rules and code of conduct. Performs related
duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or uni-
versity with a degree in recreation, leisure service,
physical education or related field and five years expe-
rience working with educational and athletic programs.

We offer a competitive salary and compensation pack-
age. Salary range is $25,584.00-$38,376.00. If this
sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for,
then please mail your application or resume to:


Human Resources
404-West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

Closing Date: Until Filled

The City of Quincy is a Drug Free Workplace
Equal Opportunity Employer
12/14/06c




Human Resource Analyst
Position #0192
This is specialized professional and adminis-
trative work involving a comprehensive array
of human resource programs, systems and
functions. Provides consultative service and
interventions, qualitative oversight, problem
analysis and resolution and general technical
assistance to managers, supervisors, HR
contact staff and employees on all human
resource matters, including classification and
pay, personnel, safety, employee benefits,
and personnel policies and procedures.
Coordinates recruitment, applicant intake,
screening, referral and hiring activities.
Consults with employees and interprets, ana-
lyzes, and researches information on matters
related to personnel rules and regulations,
safety compliance issues, benefits programs
and rules, disciplinary and grievance matters,
alcohol/drug testing, the Employees Assist-
ance Program, and other human resource
systems and services. Writes agenda items
as required. Must possess skills in the use of
microcomputers and the associated pro-
grams and applications. Requires a bache-
lor's degree in public or business adminis-
tratin, human resource management, one of
the social/behavioral sciences or a related
field; and two years of administrative and pro-
fessional experience that includes human
resources; or an equivalent combination of
training and experience. Submit a County
employment application to the Human
Resource Office, 5-B East Jefferson St.,
Quincy, FL 32351. Application deadline:
Open Until Filled. Salary range $14.70-
$21.63/hr. Call 850-875-7243 if you have
questions about the position. You may email
your resume to faircloth@gadsdengov.net
You may obtain a copy of the application by
visiting our website at gadsdengov.net.
EEO/AA/DFWP.
12/14/06c





APALACHEE
i t i l r, h i M s. *, .

ADULT CASE MANAGERS (four positions
available) #1896, #1742, #1045 & #2037
Requires a bachelor's degree with a major in
Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal
Justice, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special Education,
Health Education or a related human services field and
one year of mental health experience; or other
bachelors degree and two years full time or equivalent
experience working with adults experiencing serious
mental illness. Valid drivers license required.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANT #1715
Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and
1,000 hours of behavioral health experience. Valid
driver's license required.
INPATIENT/RESIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH
ASSISTANT (3 positions available) #2048, #2039,
#2049
Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Prior
psychiatric experience preferred. Valid driver's license
required.










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


SEEKING CPA's
& TRAINED TAX PREPARERS

Contact Karen Wells at
850-251-7336


Warehouse Manager
& Delivery Person:
Full time with benefits or part time. Duties
include performing work functions associ-
ated with delivery and warehouse activities.
The person will load/unload delivery truck
and drive delivery truck to deliver merchan-
dis to customers' homes or businesses.
Must have a valid driver's license, be able to
push, pull, lift and or carry moderately
heavy objects or material up to 100 pounds.
General familiarity of delivery area
required. The position offers a competitive
salary and benefits package. EOE
Apply in person at:
Farmers Furniture
1608 W. Jefferson St.
Quincy, FL 32351.
Phone: 875-4345


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


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have a Developer Payment Assistance

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Developers will pay half/or partial mortgage note for
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Home & Land package starting price $150's
12 Lots Remaining Purchase Your Lot TODAY!

Contact: Noah & Tee Development, LLC
850-980-8644 Owner/President
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Country Living in Spring-
brook Farms
551 Springbrook Rd.
Live in a country setting on
5 acres. 3BR/2BA, 1920
Sq. Ft. double-wide mobile
home. Master Bath has gar-
den tub and skylight. Fea-
tures include large bonus
room that opens onto rear
deck. $13- i-'"


Talquin Plantation located
on Carlene Lane
Very nice subdivision near
beautiful Lake Talquin and
conveniently located close to
Tallahassee. Featuring cleared
k.I-. eet lhiJ i and paved
roads. Lrildr .itio un .,l er and
electric. Owner financing
available and mobile homes
welcome, $26,900.


$35,000 IN FREE MONEY
CAN HELP YOU BUY THIS BRAND NEW HOME
3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATH, 1 CAR GARAGE
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN A HOME?

GET YOUR PIECE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

First time home buyers may qualify for a special down payment
assistance program and buy this brand new home.
Home I: 12.55 :f of.Jiving space; .'.mli central heat & air. Comes
with new range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and
automatic garage door opener. Master bedroom has its own bath.
Total monthly payment will be under $900. This includes principal &
interest, taxes and insurance. Principal and interest can be written
off every year at income tax time.
$1,000 may move you in and approved credit is required. This
brand new home is located at 208 Bates Street, Chattahoochee.
For more information on buying,
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For Sale By Owner. 4.5
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The Farms at Quincy.
Near Quincy Golf


New Queen Plush
Orthopedic Pillowtop
Mattress Set in Sealed
,Plastic, Warranty.
Sacrifice $299, Can
Deliver. 222-9789
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KING PILLOWTOP
Mattress Set. Brand
new brand name. Must
move, $225. 222-2113
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Formal cherry dining
room table, leaf + 6
chairs. New in boxes.
$450. (china cabinet &
delivery available). 425-


Course. 875-3771.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO. 2006-1165-CA
DIVISION

WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,

vs.


12/14c JOHN R. GOODFEL-
12/14c LOW, et al,
Defendantss.


King size bedroom set -
NEW bed, chest, tv
armoire, 2 nightstands.
$3200 value, must sell,


$999. 545-7112.


AS IS: '78 Lincol
Coupe $900;
Oldsmobile A
$1800;-2 mobile
$850 each; refrit
bedroom suite
7890.


Dec. 3rd 14k go
AT WAL- earring. b
MART. reward off
Basketweave, 627-66z


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY
12/14c GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
n Town Foreclosure dated
'92 November 20, 2006 and
,chieva entered in Case No. 2006-
homes 1165-CA of the Circuit
gerator Court of the SECOND
627-erator Judicial Circuit in and for
627- GADSDEN County,
Florida wherein WASH-
12/14p INGTON MUTUAL BANK
F/K/A WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, FA, is
the Plaintiff and JOHN R.
GOODFELLOW;
KATHRYN GOODFEL-
LOW; TENANT #1 N/K/A
LOUISE NEWSOME are
Id the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best
Nice bidder for cash at SOUTH-
SIDE STEPS OF THE
ered. GADSDEN COUNTY
41 COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 23rd day


of January, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment:

SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SAID SECTION
28 A DISTANCE OF
967.41 FEET, THENCE
SOUTH 03 DEGREES 27
MINUTES 02 SECONDS
WEST 248.03 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 57
DEGREES 23 MINUTES
37 SECONDS WEST
ALONG THE SOUTHER-
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF THE
60.0 FOOT RIGHT-OF-
WAY OF HILLCREST
ROAD, AND AN EXTEN-
SION THEREOF A DIS-
TANCE OF 529.61 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING CONTINUE -
THENCE SOUTH 57
DEGREES 23 MINUTES
37 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY 106.14
FEET TO A POINT ON A
100.00 FOOT CUL-DE-
SAC, THE CENTER OF
SAID CU-DE-SAC BEING
LOCATED NORTH 85
DEGREES 44 MINUTES
11 SECONDS WEST 50.0
FEET, THENCE SOUTH-
WESTERLY AND
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CUL-DE-
SAC WITH A RADIUS OF
50.0 FEET, THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 88
DEGREES 51 MINUTES


15 SECONDS, FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF
77.54 FEET (THE
CHORD OF SAID ARC
BEING SOUTH 48
DEGREES 41 MINUTES
22 SECONDS WEST
70.0 FEET) THENCE
LEAVING SAID CUL-DE-
SAC RUN SOUTH 07
DEGREES 48 MINUTES
25 SECONDS EAST
241.33 FEET, THENCE
SOUTH 08 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 48 SECONDS
EAST 193.92 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY OF A
60.0 FOOT COUNTY
ROADWAY KNOWN AS
BELLEVUE DRIVE,
THENCE NORTH 59
DEGREES 37 MINUTES
01 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY 185.0
FEET TO A
POINT OF CURVE TO
THE RIGHT, THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY CURVE WITH A
RADIUS OF 362.39
FEET, THROUGH A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 17
DEGREES 10 MINUTES
07
SECONDS, FOR AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 108.59
FEET TO A POINT OF
REVERSE CURVE,
THENCE NORTHEAST-
ERLY AND NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 29.36 FEET,
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THE 60.0 FOOT RIGHT-
OF-WAY OF GREEN-
WOOD LANE, THENCE
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID WESTER-
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY AND SAID
CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 441.36 FEET,
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 13 DEGREES
50 MINUTES 23 SEC-
ONDS FOR AN ARC DIS-
TANCE OF 106.61 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 26
DEGREES 30 MINUTES
05 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID WESTER-
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY 284.80
FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE LEFT,
THENCE NORTHWEST-
ERLY AND SOUTH-
WESTERLY ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 26.95 FEET,
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 96 DEGREES
06 MINUTES 18 SEC-


ONDS, FOR AN ARC
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FEET, TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

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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 29, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By:Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
Publish in Gadsen County
Times
12/14&21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that KING D.
WRIGHT, the holder of the
following certificate has
filed said certificate for a


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tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of
issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 634
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 172 P 93 BEGIN 125
FT. W. & 25 FT. N. OF
S.E.C. OF NW OF SW
2/4 RUN N. 100 FT., W. 75
FT., S. 100 FT, E. 75 FT.
TO P. 0. B. IN SECTION
32-3N-4W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2323N4W000000324060
0

Name in which assessed:
CHARLES HAYES ETAL,
C/O MARY FIELDER
WRIGHT

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 court-
house door on the 3RD
day of JANUARY, 2007, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 9TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: G I e n d a
McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that ADRIAN C
FLETCHER FARMS, INC,
the holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to


Cont'd pg. B8


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State of Florida drivers license, have good
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ry involving perjury or false statement. State
of Florida Certified Correctional Officers
and females are encouraged to apply. Pick up
applications at the City of Gretna City Hall,
14615 Main St., or fax resume to (860) 856-
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B 8 The Gadsden County Times December 14, 2006


FROM pg. B7

be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year
of issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 684
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:*

DB 83, P. 81 COMMENCE
AT S.W.C. OF COLORED
SCHOOL LOT, RUN W.
626 FT., N. 626 FT., TO
BEGIN, RUN W. 209 FT.,
N. 209 FT, E. 209 FT., S.
209 FT., TO P. 0. B. IN
SECTION 14-3N-5W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2143N5W0000001420100

Name in which assessed:
CLARENCE & RUBY
BUTLER C/O CLIFTON
BUTLER

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of JANUARY, 2007, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 9TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda
McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 741
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2004 ,

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY: .

OR 317 P 1594; OR 366 P
412 COMMENCE AT THE
NWC OF THE SW OF
THE NE OF SECTION
30-3N-5W AND RUNS 88
DEG 15' 54" E 1377.78 FT;
S 89 DEG 05'33" E 545.06
FT; S 10 DEG 08' 00" W
459.13 FT; S 86 DEG 54'
00" E 281.22 FT; S 07 DEG
18' 46" E 533.66 FT; S 00
DEG 57' 09" W 181.03 FT
TO BEGIN: THENCE S 00
DEG 57 09'W 391.85 FT;
S 06 DEG 02'06"E 1107.31
FT; N 88 DEG 55' 58"W
800.57 FT; N 01 DEG 04'
02" E500.00 FT; N 28 DEG
49' 27' E 41.22 FT; N 04
DEG 29' 21" EST314.08
FT; N 09 DEG 59' 09" E
295.24 FT; N 06 DEG 59'
09" E121.44 FT; N 01 DEG
04' 02" E 228.21 FT; S 88
DEG 55' 58" E 566.65 FT
TO THE P.O.B. LESS-
PART PER OR 365 P
1246.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2303N5W0000004110100

Name in which assessed:
Estate of Ellie Mae Ulmer,
C/O Diane Ulmer

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of January, 2007,, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 9TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30, 12/07,14,21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that PCT INC AND
NATIONSBANK AS
ASSIGNEE, the holder of
the following certificate has


filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1100
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

BEGIN AT SE CORNER
OF JENCY TAYLOR LOT
RUN S 150 FT. E 125 FT. N


150 FT. W 125 FT TO
P.O.BO., LESS PART PER
DEED BOOK TTT PAGE
235. IN SECTION 7-2N-
3W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W0000003130400

Name in which assessed:
SHERMAN JONES ETAL,
C/O ARTHUR JONES .

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of January, 2007, at 10:00
a.m.

Dated this 9TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY:Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N
RILEY, the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in. which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1220
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2004

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 69 P 26 BEGIN 848.69
FT. S. & 200.55 FT. E. OF
NWC OF NE RUN S.
160.3 FT., E. 163.4 FT., N.
45 DEG 33 MIN W. 228.91
FT. TO THE P.O.BO. IN
SECTION 21-2N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3212N3W0000001230400

Name in which assessed:
HEIRS OF ESSIE
WILLIAMS, C/O SHERA
LYNN WILLIAMS

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, tr, pr.-.p.
erty described in such cer.
tificate shall be so.ld i:j her
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of January, 2007, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 9TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that PCT INC AND
NATIONSBANK AS
ASSIGNEE, the holder of
the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and
year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1421
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 69 P 26 BEGIN 848.69
FT. S. & 200.55 FT. E. OF
NWC OF NE RUN S.
1160.3 FT., E. 163.4 FT., N.
45 DEG 33 MIN W. 228.91
FT. TO THE P.O.BO. IN
SECTION 21-2N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W0000004230500

Name in which assessed:
HEIRS OF WITT CAMP-
BELL

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of January, 2007, at
10:00a.m.


Dated this 9TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that EDDIE J AND
MARY J BLACKWELL, the
holder of the following cer-


tificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1476
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2003

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 521 P 1649 OR 400 P
15 OR 133 P 526 LOT 6,
BLOCK 7, SPRINGSIDE.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W1090000070060

Name in which assessed:
THEOTIS MOORE, ETAL,
CHARLES MOORE,
ARCHIE MOORE, MADE-
LYN MARTIN, RODNEY
MOORE, & LILLIAN
BROWN HENRY

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of JANUARY, 2007, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 9TH DAY OF
NOVEMBER, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Gfenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

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 certificate number and
year of issuance, the
description of the property,
and the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1809
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

BEGIN 396 FT. S. OF NEC
OF NW 2/4 OF NE 2/4,
r RUN 2. 264 FT:, W. 330
-FTMN 264"-FT -E-33 FTF'
TO POB. LESS PFRTS
SOLD. INFECTION 13-
1N-3W. OR 314 P 1172

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
4131N3W0000001210100

Name in which assessed:
HEIRS OF HARRISON
MCCRAY SR, C/O
LETCHER MCCRAY
BRANTON

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of January, 2007,' at
10:00a.m.

Dated this November 9,
2006

NICHOLAS THOMAS,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06C


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that ADRIAN C
FLETCHER FARMS, INC,.
the holder of the following
certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of
the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1847
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

PER WILL COMM. AT
NWC OF THAT TRACT
OF LAND PER DB LLL, P.
475, RUN S. ALONG W.
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LAND 210 YDS., E. 280
YDS., N. ALONG E.


BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID TRACT 210 YDS. W
TO P. 0. B. LESS SUB
SURFACE RIGHTS. IN
LITTLE RIVER SURVEY.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
50LOROS0000141000300

Name in which assessed:
HAMP BAKER, C/O
SARAH BAKER

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed
according to law, the prop-
erty described in such cer-


tificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 3rd day
of January, 2007, at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 9th day of
November, 2006.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY:Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
11/30,12/07,14,21/06c

IIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION

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

CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

KNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDERJ,
STEPHEN DARGAN, JR.
DECEASED, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
STEPHEN DARGAN, III,
AS AN HEIR OF THE
ESTATE OF STEPHEN
DARGAN, JR.
DECEASED
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: 903 WEST
7TH STREET, QUINCY, FL
32351

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

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

THAT CERTAIN PARCEL
OF LAND KNOWN, DES-
IGNATED, 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 SEC-
TION 12, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST,
SITUTATED, LYING, AND
BEING IN THE COUNTY
OF GADSDEN AND THE
STATE OF FLORIDA;

SAID LOT BEING LOCAT-
ED APPROXIMATELY
50.00 FEET NORTH OF
THAT CERTAIN SPRING
KNOWN AS SPRINGSIDE
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
service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney 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 pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
the Gadsen County Times

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

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
As Deputy Clerk
12/07&14/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 04-77-CAB

FERN LOUISE CHASE
GENTES, AS TRUSTEE
OF THE FERN LOUISE
CHASE GENES REVO-
CABLE TRUST OF FERN


LOUISE CHASE
GENTES,
Plaintiff,

vs

EDDIE L GRANDBERRY,
and THE TRIPLE ADRIAN
MARKETING GROUP,
INC.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment
in Foreclosure dated
November 28, 2006, in


Case No. 04-77-CAB of the
Circuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit, in and for
Gadsden County, Florida,
in which FERN LOUISE
CHASE GENTES is the
Plaintiff and EDDIE L.
GRANDBERRY and THE
TRIPLE ADRIAN MAR-
KETING GROUP, INC. are
the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash as the South steps
of the courthouse facing
Highway 90, in Quincy,
Gadsden County, Florida,
at 11:00 AM on the 4th day
of January 2007, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment in Foreclosure:

Commencing at the
Northwest comer of
Section 33, Township 4
North, Range 6 West,
Gadsden .County, Florida;
thence North 86 degrees
46 minutes East 200.00
feet; thence South 03
degrees 14 minutes East
223.7 feet; thence North 86
degrees 46 minutes East
116.2 feet; thence South 52
degrees 45 minutes East
312.2 feet to a point on the
South right of way of
Dickson Drive and the
Point of Beginning; thence
along the South right of way
of Dickson Drive, South 54
degrees 45 minutes East
75.0 feet; thence South 0
degrees 57 minutes East
11.3 feet to the Northwest
comer of Lot No. 43 of
Scarborough's Addition to
River Junction (now
Chattahoochee), Florida,
as shown on the map or
plat of record in the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida; thence
continue South 0 degrees
57 minutes East along the
East boundary of said Lot
No. 43 of Scarborough's
Addition 177.4 feet; thence
North 64 degrees 42 min-
utes West 189.3 feet;
thence North 35 degrees
15 minutes East 185.0 feet
to the Point of Beginning;
being in the Northwest
Quarter of Section 33,
Township 4 North, Range 6
West, in the Town of
Chattahoochee, Gadsden
County, Florida, and con-
taining 0.53 acre.
Subject to easements,
restrictions and covenants
of record, if any, which are
specifically not extended or
reimposed hereby, and to
current outstanding taxes
and all subsequent years,
which are not yet due and
payable.

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

Dated this 30th day of
November, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/07&14/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 2006-0417-
CPA
PROBATE DIVISION

In Re:
The Estate of:
Henry Lee Hobbs,

Deceased.

Silas R. Eubanks as
Personal Representative of
the estate of Henry Lee
Hobbs
Petitioner

v.

Kelvin Dexter Madison,
Ray Madison, Frances
Madison and All Unknown
Heirs and Devisees
Respondents.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Frances Madison and
All Unknown Heirs and
Devisees

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
a Petition to Determine
Beneficiaries in the Estate
of Henry Lee Hobbs has
been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defens-
es, within 28 days after the
first date of publication
hereof, on Petitioner's attor-
ney, T. Whitney Strickland,
Jr., whose address is 259


East 7th Avenue,
Tallahassee, Florida
32303, and file the original
with this Court (Clerk of
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351) either
before service on
Petitioner's attorney or
immediately thereafter, oth-
erwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Petition.

This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
four consecutive weeks in
the Gadsden County
Times. THE FIRST DATE
OF PUBLICATION IS


DECEMBER 7, 2006.

Witness my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 6th
day of December, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Court
10 East Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

(SEAL)

By: Cynthia Daniels
As Deputy Clerk

In Accordance with the
Americans Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities
needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the Court Administration by
way of the Office of the
Clerk of Court at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse (850) 875-
8601 seven days prior to
the proceeding. Hearing
Impaired (TDD) 800-955-
8771 via Florida. Relay
Services.
12/07,14,21,28/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-1018-CAA

JAMES L. THOMPSON,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ALFIE J. BROWN;
DESHANITA W. BROWN;
CAPITAL ONE BANK; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

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

Lot 4, MULLEN RIDGE,
unrecorded, more particu-
larly described as follows:

A parcel of land lying in the
northwest one-quarter of
the Southwest one-quarter
of Section 34, Township-3-
North, Range-3-West,
Gadsden County, Florida,
being more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a found iron
bar (1 inch) known as
marking the Northeast
Corner of Lands as
described in Official
Records Book 24, page
721 of the Public Records
Sof said county, and run;
Thence South (Bearing
Base) 125.56 feet to a con-
crete monument (PSM
#3031) on the Southerly
Right of Way boundary of a
County Roadway, known
as Mary Brown Road
(60.00 foot Right-of-Way);
Thence South 89 degrees
25 minutes 42 seconds
East along said Southerly
Right-of-Way boundary a
distance of 323.58 feet to
the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING thence con-
tinue South 89 degrees 25
minutes 42 seconds East
107.85 feet.
Thence South 02 degrees
12 minutes 53 seconds
West 634.38 feet to a point
on the Northem boundary
of lands as described in
Official Records Book 344,
page 1116 of said Public
Records;
Thence North 89 degrees
28 minutes 52 seconds
West along said Northern
boundary a distance of
107.85 feet;
Thence North 02 degrees
12 minutes 53 seconds
East 634.47 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the
south front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
December 21, 2006. Any
person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale,
other than the property
owner, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/07&14/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE SECOND JUDI-


CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-817-CAA

JAMES L THOMPSON,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CYNTHIA D. COPELAND;
and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure


entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the proper-
ty situate in Gadsden
County, Florida, described
as:

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

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the
south front door of the
Gadsen County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
January 4, 2007. Any per-
son claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale,
other than the property
owner, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/07&14/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-1037-CAA

LEX C. THOMPSON, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE LEX
C. THOMPSON IRA
TRUST;
Plaintiff,

vs.

AMAZIAH JACKSON;
GWENDOLYN E. JACK-
SON; and UNKNOWN
TENANTS,
Defendants.

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

Lot 6, Block "A" MIDWAY
FOREST, PHASE I and II,
as per map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 81, of the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the
south front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
January 3, 2007. Any per-
son claiming an interest in.
the surplus from the sale,
other than the property
owner, must file a claim
within 60 days after the
sale.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/07&14/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06001192CAA

WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC., F/K/A NOR-
WEST MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,

v.

MELISSA A LEVERSON;
UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MELISSA A.
LEVERSON; and all
unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or
against the herein named
Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown par-
ties claim as heirs,
devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TENANT
#1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account
for the person or persons in
possession
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 20, 2006


in this cause, I will sell the
property situated in GADS-
DEN County, Florida
described as:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION #9, TOWN-
SHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 6
WEST, GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, AND RUN
SOUTH 565.0 FEET AND
EAST 110.0 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM P.O.B. RUN
SOUTH 200.0 FEET,
THENCE EAST 75.0
FEET, THENCE NORTH
200.0 FEET, THENCE
WEST 75.0 FEET THE


THE P.O.B. COMPRISING
APPROXIMATELY 1/3 OF
LOT #11, AND APPROXI-
MATELY 1/3 OF LOT #12
OF THE ORIGINAL SUR-
VEY OF WILLIAMS SUB-
DISIVION.

ALSO:

COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION #9, TOWN-
SHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 6
WEST, GADSEN COUN-
TY, FLA., AND RUN
SOUTH 565.0 FEET AND
EAST 35.0 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM THE PO.B. RUN
SOUTH 200.0 FEET,
THENCE EAST 75.0
FEET THENCE NORTH
200.0 FEET, THENCE
WEST 75.0 FEET TO THE
P.O.B. COMPRISING
APPROXIMATELY 1/3 OF
LOT #11 AND APPROXI-
MATELY 1/3 OF LOT #12
OF THE ORIGINAL SUR-
VEY OF WILLIAMS SUB-
DIVISION.

a/k/a 105 Bay Street,
Chattahoochee, FL 32324

at public sale, to the highest
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 January 3,
2007.
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, filorida
this 29th day of November,
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILI-
TY WHICH REQUIRES
ANY ACCOMMODA-
TIONS IN ORDER FOR
YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT
NO COST TO YOU, TO
THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT
NICHOLAS THOMAS,
CLERK, AT 850-875-8601
OR WRITE TO HIM AT PO
BOX 1649, QUINCY,
FLORIDA 32353 WITHIN
TWO W'.RK'i... DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT' OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR
VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771.
12/07&14/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
GENERAL CIVIL DIVI-
SION

Case No. 06-001290 CA

WELLS FARGO FINAN-
CIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA,
INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

MICHAEL W. MERCURI,
JR, MALINDY BRUCE
MERCURI and
UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANTS, TENANTS, OWN-
ERS, AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES,
including, if a named defen-
dant is deceased, the per-
sonal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under
or against that defendant,
and all claimants, persons
or parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above
named or described defen-
dants,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Order or
Final Judgment entered in
this cause, in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the proper-
ty situated in Gadsden
County, Florida, described
as:

BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT
FOUR OF BLOCK "K" OF
BURMAH HEIGHTS
ADDITION OR SUBDIVI-


SION IN THE CITY OF
QUINCY, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUN EAST
ALONG THE NORTHERN
BOUNDARY LINE OF
LOTS THREE, TWO, AND
ONE OF BLOCK "K' 55
FEET, MORE OR LESS,
TO THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF LOT NOW
OWNED BY D. MON-
TAGUE LAFFITTE AND
HIS WIFE EDITH D. LAF-
FITTE, THENCE NORTH
150 FEET ALONG THE
WEST PROPERTY LINE
OF SAID D MONTAGUE
LAFITTE AND WIFE
EDITH D. LAFFITTE, TO
THE NORTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF BLOCK "K",


THENCE WEST ALONG
NORTH BOUNDARY,
LINE OF BLOCK K 65
FEET MORE OR LESS,
TO THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF THE LOT
OWNED BY L.E. GAY,
THENCE SOUTH 150
FEET ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF LE. GAY PROP-
ERTY 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 28, 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 PEN-
DENS, MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
OF COURT WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

DATED this 27th day of
November, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
1207&14/06c

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

CASE NO: 06-001117 CAA

WELLS FARGO BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
FIRST FRANKLIN MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST
2002-FF4
PLAINTIFF

VS.

MARLON L. MOORE;
WANDA C MOORE; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AG.'CrJST THE HEREIlJ
[jl..1ED inOIVIDUAt
DEFEl IDANTir'i WHO
,IRE rIOT KI jOWr I TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; COMMUNI-
TY ENTERPRISE
INVESTMENTS, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated
November 20, 2006
entered in Civil Case No.
06-001117 CAA of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County, QUIN-
CY, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at THE SOUTH
DOOR at the GADSDEN
County Courthouse located
at 10 E. JEFFERSON in
QUINCY, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 9th day of
January, 2007 the following

described property as set
forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit

LOT 14, OF PAVILION
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,
AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

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 29th day of
November, 2006.


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 850-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
(06-58574 SXNW)
12/07&14/06c







The Gadsden County Times December 14,2006 B9


'Tis the season for the ultimate Christmas plant: the Poinsettia


Poinsettias are a symbol of the
season and a sure sign that the
holidays have arrived. ,With
proper care during this festive
time, the life of the poinsettia can
be extended.
The plant was named after
Joel Poinsett who brought poin-
settias to the United States in
1825 from their native Mexico.
Poinsettias are traditionally
grown as potted plants for use in
the home during the holiday sea-
son.
These holiday plants are not
offered exclusively in red any
longer.Available in a wide vari-


ety of colors and forms, poinset-
tias can be found with red, pink,
white, orange, purple, and multi-
colored bracts.
Their colorful bracts are usu-
ally referred to as the flower, but
are actually modified leaves. The
true flowers of the poinsettia are
inconspicuous. They are small,
green and yellow nubs clustered
in the centers of the bracts.
Poinsettias are considered to
be tropical plants. They prefer to
be in temperatures no colder than
65F. Plants that have been
exposed to cold temperatures or
windy conditions before they are


brought into the warm indoors
may have reduced quality.
After purchasing your poin-
settia, use a large, roomy shop-
ping bag to protect your plant
when transporting it. When you
arrive home, place the plant in a
warm location free of drafts and
cold air. If possible, place it in an
area where it will receive bright
light. However, avoid placing
plants in extremely sunny, hot,
and dry situations.
Remove the decorative foil
wrapper from the plant's contain-
er. The poinsettias will need to be
watered periodically. If the foil


wrapper remains on, it allows
water to collect around the base
of the plant, which can cause root
rot. Only water the plant when
the surface of the soil is dry to the
touch. Water them sufficiently,
but not too much. Most people
kill their poinsettias with too
much water. Remember! this
plant came from the tropical
desert and is more tolerant of dry
conditions.
If after the holiday season you
want to keep your poinsettias,
here are a few tips to keep them
healthy and ready to be planted
outside:


-Throughout the winter, keep
the plants somewhat dry and do
not fertilize.
-When spring arrives, cut off
the fading bracts, leaving four to
six inches of the stem.
Begin fertilizing with a well-
balanced fertilizer.
-Move the plants outdoors to a
partly shady situation.
After a week or two, plant
the poinsettias in a full-sun loca-
tion.
Poinsettias can be planted in
the landscape. However, along
the Gulf Coast, they will be
killed by a frost. If planted in a


warm microclimate and protect-
ed, you may be able to get your
poinsettias to rebloom.
Poinsettias should be planted
in areas where they receive full
sun most of the day and no artifi-
cial light at night. They should be
planted in well-drained, fertile
soils. Poinsettias will not grow
well in wet areas.
Fertilization, irrigation, and
pruning are also essential for the
growing success of your poinset-
tias. With proper care, your poin-
settias can provide you with
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B 10 The Gadsden County Times December 14, 2006


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


School


New.


Havana Elementary names Teacher of the Year


Havana Elementary proudly
announces the 2006-2007
Teacher of the Year, Mrs.
Warkeen Henderson, fourth
grade teacher. Mrs. Henderson
was born and raised in Havana.
She graduated from Havana
Northside High School and went
to FAMU receiving a degree in
Elementary Education with a
minor in Early Childhood and
taught in Decatur County
Georgia for one year. She came
back to Gadsden County and
taught at Gretna Elementary for
three years. The next 15 years
Mrs. Henderson taught at
George W. Monroe. She came to


Havana
Elementary
in 1996.
M rs. -
Henderson / '-
says she -
knew she
wanted to be
a teacher at Henderson
the age of six
when she and her sisters played
school. All her sisters are teach-
ers; one has retired and
two work at Havana
Elementary-Mrs. Emma Owens
and Mrs. Grice-Walker.
Somehow during her busy
career she found time to marry


Ernest Henderson. They have
been married for 10 years and
have one son Dalvin, who
attends Havana Elementary. She
is a member of New Jerusalem
Church where she teaches
Sunday school. She has a pas-
sion for reading and it is her
favorite subject to teach.
Mrs. Henderson says her par-
ents instilled in all of the chil-
dren a desire for education. Her
father made sure they had a
good work ethic and trained
them to be independent and lov-
ingly supported them in .their
educational pursuits to achieve
their goals. She truly loves to


see children '"'
grow and
succeed in |
making
something of
themselves.
When former
students A,
come back to Ray
see her and
they have finished college, she
says, "All my hard work has not
been in vain."
Principal Elizabeth Turner
says, "She is an excellent
teacher who loves children and
works diligently to assure their
success. Her students' test scores


are always among the highest
for FCAT at Havana
Elementary."

Rookie Teacher of the Year

Havana Elementary is
pleased to announce its Rookie
Teacher of the Year for 2006-
2007, Mr. Michael Ray. Mr. Ray
is the teacher for the In-School
Suspension program. He has
been with Havana Elementary
since January 2006.
Mr. Ray is the 8th child of
nine children, born in
Bainbridge, Georgia but raised
in Florida. He graduated


from James '
A. Shanks
High School
i nf
1987attended
FAMU and |
graduated
with a BS f
degree in Isaac

Agriculture/Business in 1994.
The 1994-1995 school term
saw Mr. Ray employed at
Havana Middle school as the
self-contained teacher. He
taught students who had behav-

See TEACHER on Page B 12


Gretna Elementary Tropicana


winners


Gadsden school supt. to



take on new responsibility


Gretna Elementary School hosted the Annual Tropicana Public Speaking Contest on Dec. 6.
The winners of the competition were Shanadra Jackson, Gretna Elementary School hosted the
Annual Tropicana Public Speaking Contest on Dec. 6. The winners of the competition were
Shanadra Jackson, first place; Brittany Rollins, second place; Monisha Lanier, third place.
Ycedrah West and Chelesa Horne received honorable mentions.first place; Brittany Rollins, sec-
ond place; Monisha Lanier, third place. Ycedrah West and Chelesa Horne received honorable
mentions.


On Friday, Dec. 15,
Superintendent Reginald James
will step into the role of bus
aide for the Gadsden County
School District's Transportation
Department. He will report to
work at 6 a.m. and work the
morning bus duty. The duties of
a bus aide are to ensure the safe-
ty of all students enroute to and
from school. He will also report
back to work at 3:15 for the
afternoon duty.
But there won't be any down
time in between for the superin-
tendent. Once he completes his
morning route he'll be off to
work as the district courier. The
courier is responsible for deliv-
ering all the mail twice a day
throughout the entire district.
James' desire is to under-
stand every facet of every posi-
tion in the district. He com-
ments, "I need to understand the
challenges and successes that
every employee encounters.
Not just the professional staff or
administrative but the entire


staff. I don't
intend to .
ever sit ( .
behind a 4 ,,
desk and .
blindly push v i-
policy. If am -
to recom-
mend policy
to the board I James
need to have a clear understand-
ing of what our employees are
up against. The only way to
really have an accurate picture
of what is going on is be active-
ly involved."
Each month the superintend-
ent will step into a different
role. From the maintenance
workers who truly keep the dis-
trict running; to the teachers
who are charged with the task of
infusing a love for learning.
When James took office he
had several goals he wanted to
accomplish. The most obvious
was his task of turning around a
school district mired with dis-
mal test scores, high rates of


discipline incidents and a mass
exodus of Gadsden County stu-
dents to surrounding districts.
After serving two years as
superintendent, by all accounts,
things have definitely turned
around. Test scores have
improved dramatically with the
implementation of a continuous
improvement model and a no-
excuses attitude and culture
among faculty and staff.
Discipline incidents have
dropped by more than half after
the adoption of the Don't Strike
Out fight prevention plan and
continued zero tolerance policy.
And for the first time in more
than fifteen years the Gadsden
County school district has seen
an increase in student enroll-
ment.
The superintendent contin-
ues to work towards meeting all
of his goals, including actively
working in every position in the
district. He wanted to roll up his

See SUPT. on Page B 12


Gadsden County school menus


Friday, Dec. 15
Breakfast: Pancakes w/syrup & turkey, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Pizza burger on bun, crushed pineapple, oven potatoes,
apple crisp.

Monday, Dec. 18
Breakfast: Assorted cereal w/toast, 100% grape juice.
Lunch: Manager's choice.

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Breakfast: Assorted cereal w/toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Manager's choice.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
Breakfast: Assorted cereal w/toast, variety of mixed fruit.
Lunch: Manager's choice.

Dec. 21 & 22: WINTER BREAK.
Choice of milk with each meal.


Tinner inducted

Gretna Elementary School third grade student Alisia Tinner was
inducted into the National Achievers Society on December 9.


21 st Century Winter

Showcase

The Gadsden County School District 21st Century GREAT
Centers Winter Showcase will be this Saturday, Dec. 16 at East
Gadsden High School from 10 am to 1 pm. We are proud to present
some of Gadsden County's most talented students. Our students
have worked hard and now it is time to display their talents.
Site presentations include modeling, plays, dance and musical
renditions. Guest speakers will include members from the Gadsden
County District office and Martina Davis, sponsor of the Illusions
Modeling troupe, which will also perform at the showcase.
We need you to come out and share in the celebration. Parents,
family members, and community, we need your support.


New R.E.M. Beta members named


The Robert F. Munroe Day
< School senior Beta Club has
f tapped two new inductees for
membership. Junior, Kaitlyn
Rentz, daughter of Penny O'
4 ,Connell of Tallahassee and
Ron Rentz of Havana has
earned the academic record
for selection. J.C. Wilkerson,
., a sophomore and the son of
... Steve and Betsy Wilkerson, is
Densyl Fletcher is the club
""sponsor and announced the
new members this week. "We
will have the initiation cere-
mony in the spring when
S\other possible candidates will
be named," said Mrs.
..Fletcher.





Bridges selected Key Club Sweetheart


Elizabeth Bridges, daughter
of Janet Bridges of Greensboro
and Bill and Carolyn Bridges of
Chattahoochee, was named
Robert F. Munroe Day School's
Key Club Sweetheart for 2006-
2007. Elizabeth is the President
of Student Council and has been
a member for four years. She is
a four-year member of Anchor
Club and Beta Club. She has
held offices in Anchor as the
Historian her sophomore and
junior years and is a Senior


Board member. In Beta, she has
been Secretary for the last three
years. Elizabeth is on the
Reflections yearbook staff
where she serves as the
Photography Manager for the
BrynAlan Studio. She has been
on the school tennis team for
four years and a class officer
each of her four years in high
school; Vice President as a
freshman, Secretary as both as
sophomore and junior, and
President of the Class of 2007.


She was a freshman
Homecoming class representa-
tive. As a junior, Elizabeth
served as the State Secretary for
the State Anchor Club. She also
placed Second in the State Soil
and Water Speech Contest in
August of 2006. Her journey to
the state contest was marked by
her First Place wins at the
District and Area levels.
Elizabeth is a senior and plans to
attend the University of Florida
after graduation.


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Carter Parramore Academy
received accreditation from the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools on Nov. 8. The facul-
'*ty and staff will join other
Gadsden County schools in devel-
oping a school improvement
model and in participating in other
district-wide activities.
Dec. 9, CPA was formally
inducted into the associaiton dur-
ing a reception in Atlanta, GA.
Upon receiving the news,
Principal Dr. Willie Green said,
"This is a great milestone for our
students, parents and staff. We do,
however, have a lot of work to do
in order to adhere to the rigorous
standards of this prestigious asso-
ciation."
Marshae' Best-Sessions, social
studies teacher, said,"I believe that
this is a step in the right direction.
We [the teachers and staff] work
hard to educate the students. It is
nice to see the fruits of our labor."


Science matters at CPA


i ~


The Lions at Carter-
Parramore Academy are con-
stantly on the prowl to improve
their academic endeavors. In an
effort to assist them, teachers are
regularly coming up with differ-
rent ways to instruct the students
and help them to better under-
stand the material. When it
comes to the sometimes chal-
lenging subject of science,
teachers have some interesting
methods of instruction in order
to help students achieve to their
highest academic levels possi-
ble.
Charles Washington was the
former research chemist at
Lockheed, Martin and Marietta.
He patented the U 3/4 Titanium
Penetrator used in the first Gulf
War. He has now brought his
expertise to CPA as high school
science teacher. Washington has
been instilling the importance of
recycling to the upper classmen:
recycling saves energy and natu-
ral products.


The class has also discussed
the creation and maintaining of
energy. Washington teaches that
energy has never been
destroyed; it just changes from
one form to another.
Erica Farmer is the middle
school science teacher. Her
classes have been learning about
the world of plants and explor-
ing the different processes crru-
cial to plant life, and life on
earth. The pupils studied photo-
synthesis and cellular respira-
tion and examined differences
between the two. Students were
also able to understand different
characteristics of plants by
sprouting their own lima bean
seedlings for hands-on experi-
ence.
James Godwin is another sci-
ence teacher at CPA. He
believes that the pure fundamen-
tals of science are not the only
things that should be taught at
Carter-Parramore Academy.
Science, to Godwin, touches our


lives every day, whether it is.at
home, at school, or on the job -
a point that he instills to his stu-
dents. It also includes teaching
the youth how to gather infor-
mation, how to use the infoma-
tion, and how to ask key ques-
tions that lead to the best
answers possible. It is apparent
that science really does matter at
Carter-Parramore Academy.

C-P honor students

Principal Green of Carter
Parramore Academy gave spe-
cial honor to his A-B Honor Roll
students with pizzas, cookies
and sodas the evening of Nov.
21. Green also provided this
select group with Movie Gallery
free kids rental coupons.
Honoree Darnica Collins said,
"It was really nice that Mr.
Green recognized us. That let us
know that our work is not being
unappreciated. He noticed that
we did try to do our best."


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Valiant Leade r

or Deranged

Savage?

To those who knew him, he was a great man.
According to the St. Louis Republic newspaper,
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chief. An Indian policeman killed him on December
15,1890 while rT,.npTi,j t. a. -.t him. His crime?
Ai.i urij to Major James "..': Lauglhihi. the federal
government's Indian Agent -.:.p...ribll for main-
*t1in.'i order at the h',ir!'nini Rock Reservation in
South Dakota: "the Messiah Craze had taken firm
hold upon Sitting Bull and his followers..."

The so-called M.1-'.:,i-l Craze" began after a Paiute


Sitting Bull had been a fearless warrior who fought I
many battles against the invading white soldiers as
a young man. He had also been a peacemaker,
negotiating the 186.2 Treajry of Lararmie, n which he
and other Indian leaders accepted settlement of
much of the Great Plains by American settlers. In
return,the U.S.,goernmenrii aqred to reoqni.ze a
large tract of land that included most of present-
d.Cay Norrh arid South Dakota as Indian land. The


holy man (known as a shaman) had a vision that government also prorr
showed the second com-
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prohibit any non-Indians
from settling the land

A _'anit eight .,'arc- .tter Ihe
sig ,in_ ultf [tre l y, Slling Bull
wjs present at rhe BatTri or
the Lirttle Big Horn In Ihlor
battle. General George
Cus.ter and ihe ;ltlh Calr'l,'
were c'bhterated after


atlackiring an o'vrvhelm-
inqly '.penrior force of Indiar,. After the battle,
'itriny 1ull realized that the Airi '.vould hunt in-,
dJuo".n C,i I1 anjr'd his peoplE fleo I,- Canada where
Irt',e,, red ,:)or five ye.ire,,

Sittnq Bull returned t:. the United State:. willh hi,
1'ollvwers. in 18,1 1 when he accepted that the near
e:.tinion of the bisorn by buffalu hurlter, m aJde it
mrmp,'.i.sible for his people (t feed themselves
A'comipa'ied by a negotiator Srtinq Bull surren.
,d-r-_d hi< arms to the UI S Armry at F:rtt Buford rn
pier,'t dav Norrh Dal'o'ta Impris..nerd t'Mr two.
,.-elr: he returned to the Staridinq Fock reser '.ator.
i..1,lo... nrq h i: relejite tIn 1883

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The Last of Sitting Bull

This obituary was published in the St. Louis
Republic on December 17, 1890, two days
after Sitting Bull was killed. The sentiments
expressed by the author were common dur-
ing the late nineteenth century, when Native
Americans were widely viewed as barriers to
progress.
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Sitting Bull: In Memory

This brief biography, by Dr, Sally Wagner of the
University of California at Davis, draws heavily
from sources that spent time with the Sioux
chief during his lifetime. The picture of Sitting
Bull painted by those who knew him is quite
different from that communicated in the pre-
vious obituary.
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An Account of Sitting Bull's Death

James McLaughlin was the Indian Agent in
charge of the Standing Rock reservation for
the federal government. He wrote this
account of the circumstances surrounding
Sitting Bull's death on January 12,1891 as part
of a report submitted to his supervisor, Herbert
Welsh.
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TEACHER from Page B 10


ior problems and had been
pulled out of the regular class
setting to have one-on-one
instruction. In 1996 Mr. Ray
worked for the Division of
Forestry in a program funded by
the Juvenile Justice Department
as a Group Treatment
Leader/Case Manager working
with students who were at a
moderate behavior risk level.
Mr. Ray has been married to the
former Yolanda Lockhart since
2002. They have one five year
old daughter, Christiana Ray.
His goal is to continue his
education and receive his


Master's Degree to enable him
to become a counselor or
Assistant Principal. He has the
encouragement from his mother
to see this goal to its completion.
Mr. Ray's parents were a
tremendous influence on him.
Although their education had
been limited, they knew the
importance of education and
made sure all their children fin-
ished school. Growing up, his
mother was the driving force
(and continues to be such) and
his Dad supported her decisions.
With good family values, Mr.
Ray feels it is extremely impor-


tant for all children to have a
strong male role model in their
lives. His desire is to be more
involved in the Havana commnu-
nity and to hopefully assist in
providing more activities for our
children. Principal Turner states,
"Mr. Ray has been a valuable
asset in helping maintain appro-
priate discipline on the campus."

School-Related
Employee of the Year
Mr. Mack Isaac is Havana
Elementary's School-Related


Employee of the Year for 2006-
2007. He has been with Havana
Elementary for three years as a
Food Service worker.
Mr. Isaac is from Quincy and
graduated from James A.
Shanks High School in 1978. He
continued his education at
Bethune-Cookman College
graduating in 1982 with a
degree in Business
Management. Upon graduation
he became Assistant Manager of
Beall's Department store in New
Symrna Beach. After relocating
several times, he decided it was
time to come home. He was an


Assistant Manager of
McDonald's restaurant in
Tallahassee before coming to
Havana Elementary.
Along the way, he met and
married Angeline Allen in 1984.
They have one child Michael,
21. Mr. Mack Isaac's satisfac-
tion comes from helping people
work together as a team to
accomplish goals. He has a very
strong work ethic and loves chil-
dren. Principal Turner stated,
"Mr. Mack makes the students
and teachers feel special by the
treatment he provides daily with
a smile ."


SUPT. from Page B 10

sleeves and do what he
asked of others. James com-
mented, "If you expect your
team to go an extra mile,
you've got be willing to go
with them. As superintendent I
have to stay involved on every
level. It is the only way to truly
understand the dynamics and
changes that affect our district.
It is the only way I can be an
effective leader who can make
sound decisions that affect so
many lives and ultimately our
future."


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