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Creation Date: December 28, 2006
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Celebrating

Kwanzaa
Havana Middle School honors
holiday with music,
festivities...Page 11


EGHS streak

snapped

Thomasville Central hands
Jaguars first defeat... Page 10


Charity for

Christmas

Groups give time, money to help
needy during holidays...Page 23


Cold Kez

Columnist Kesley Colbert tells the
story of his favorite hat..Page 4




EGHS student

honored for

math, science

knowledge

by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Curtis Bridges II has always liked knowing
how things work.
That, coupled with a dedication to education,
earned him the Gadsden County School District
Sunshine State Scholar in Mathematics and
Science title last week.
Curtis, a senior at East
Gadsden High School,
says of the two subjects,
science is his favorite.
"I like science more than
math I guess I like
knowing how things
work," he said.
A member of the honor
society, the Beta Club,
Men of Distinction and
student government Curtis Bridges
president at EGHS, Curtis, 18, was chosen for
the title because of his 3.8 grade point average
in math and science.
"We're proud, to say the least," said his mother
Sonja Bridges, who is media and technology
director for the Gadsden County School
District. "His father and I have always tried to
encourage him and his brothers to do their
best."
The son of Curtis Bridges, a captain at the
Quincy Fire Department, Curtis has competed
in science fairs throughout his school career. He
is also a tutor in reading and math at Havana
Elementary School.
"We tried to raise him to make sure education
comes first and to do the right thing," Mrs.
Bridges said. "Education has always come first
in our house."
Curtis has done well academically since
elementary school, she added. He attributes his
See STUDENT on Page 6


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For a look at the year in review, see Pages 16 through 19


A library worthy


of a governor


Local design firm part of refurbishment
project at Florida governor's mansion


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
When folks visit the newly-
refurbished library in Gov. Jeb Bush's
mansion, they can thank a team of
Gadsden. County interior designers for
its elegant decor.
Kenan Fishburne and Kim Newell,
designers at Mainstreet Design Inc. in
Quincy worked with Tallahassee
architect Robert Ferren and Allstate


New Urgent

Care open

for business

Facility experiences
busy opening week

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Ten minutes after the Urgent Care Center
opened last Monday, the first patient walked
through the doors.
It's been a long time coming, but the
Gadsden County Urgent Care Center opened
for business last week.
A short ribbon cutting ceremony preceded
the 2 p.m. opening. Both elected officials and
healthcare professionals involved in the year-
long struggle to get the center, called the
opening the first step in re-opening Gadsden
Community Hospital.
It's been more than a year since the Agency
for Health Care Administration ordered
Gadsden Community Hospital closed. Since
then, the county has been without easily-
accessible healthcare for citizens.
See URGENT CARE on Page 3


Construction Company to create a
library that was both user-friendly and
pleasing to the eye.
They attended last week's dedication
ceremony at the governor's mansion.
Attendees included Gov. Bush, whose
term ends Jan. 1, First Lady Columba
Bush and Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings as
well as U.S. Ambassador to the
Republic of Portugal Alfred Hoffman,
members of the Governor's Mansion
Commission and Foundation Trustees.


Kenan Fishburne's Quincy company, Mainstreet Design Inc., created the
design depicted in this rendering for a makeover of the Florida governor's
mansion library. (Photo by Leslie Roberts.)


"Kim and I have done a lot of work
at the governor's mansion over the last
couple of years," Fishburne said.
"When we were proposed by the
foundation to be the interior designers
for the library we were thrilled."


Mainstreet started work on the
project in September, 2005, meeting
with the governor, the first lady and
the architect to decide what kind of
See LIBRARY on Page 3


County Commission Chairman Brenda Holt cut the ribbon during the grand opening of the Gadsden
County Urgent Care Center last Monday. The center has had a busy first week, averaging 12 to 20 patients
a day.


Wet roads result in accidents


Heavy rains
contributed to three
wrecks within an
hour's time Friday on
Pat Thomas Parkway
south of town. The
Florida Highway
Patrol and Wetumpka
Volunteer Fire
Department worked
this one, in which a
pickup truck slid off
the road about a mile
south of Rocky
Comfort Creek around
12:45 p.m. There were
no serious injuries in
any of the three
accidents. (Photo by
Leslie Roberts)


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Midway

considers

youth club

by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
The City of Midway is going to
give bringing a Boys and Girls Club
to town another try.
In a letter dated Dec. 21, City
Manager Paul Piller asks area
business owners, organization and
individuals to commit to supporting
the club financially.
See MIDWAY on Page 6


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Cuttin' a


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Senior citizens Estelle Forehand and Willie Scott were among
the first to show off their dance moves Saturday at the USO
Senior Citizen Dance at the Simon Scott Center. The event was
themed to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the USO Clubs
throughout Europe. The center was decorated with war-era
posters and American flags. Various desserts, coffee and cider
were enjoyed. While seniors said they enjoyed the World War II
era music, they soon wanted something more up to date. Before
the evening was over many had learned the "electric slide".
Organizers Brian Bickett of the Gadsden County Senior
Services and Charles Chapman of the Gadsden County Parks &
Recreation Department said they hope to the make the dance an
annual event.

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When Alex Powell talks about his twin daughters,
his eyes shine, but when he tells how Massey Drugs'
service may have saved the life of one of those
precious 5-year-olds his eyes get a little moist.
One of the girls, now 15 years old, was born with
a heart defect. She needed medicine daily. As so
many had, Alex had gravitated toward chain stores.
But one day his daughter's medicine wasn't ready
for pickup. Alex's daughter's prescription had fallen
through the cracks of the day's production.
"My daddy had always come to Massey's. Now I
know why. They know your name here. It has that
'hometown feel' and I wouldn't go anywhere else."
Alex's twins are healthy teenagers. Part of that he
owes to Massey Drugs.


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The Gadsden County Times December 28, 2006 3


Moses Project certificates presented


Florida Folklife recordings



make podcast premiere


Kelly Parker, Executive Director of the Gadsden Community Healthy Start Coalition awarded
Certificates of Appreciation to over 20 Gadsden County Seniors, Friday Decemiber 15. The certificates
recognized the Seniors for the work completed just before the holidays on what was called "The
Moses Project." A project designed to aid first time mothers and their infant babies, the Moses
Project involved the teamwork and sewing skills of many of Gadsden County's residents. Members of
the Gadsden Senior Services Board and new Executive Director, Brian Bickett shared words of
appreciation and encouragement to the team.


URGENT CARE from Page 1


"We thank the community for
waiting. There has been a
tremendous amount of time,
talent, resources, and hard work
put into opening this facility. Our
staff, working hand in hand with
Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare, has done an
extraordinary job in renovating
this facility for a new
beginning," said Brenda Holt,
chairwoman of the board of
county commissioners.
"We're averaging 12 to 20
patients per day, which is about
.what we expected," said
administrator Corey Fleming.
The majority of the patients
treated suffer from flu
symptoms,., sprains and sore
throats.
"We are sending about a patient
per day to a main hospital for
admittance," Fleming said.
The Urgent Care Center is not
an emergency room and will not
treat individuals with life-
threatening illnesses or injuries.
Those cases will still be taken to
a Tallahassee hospital.
The center will be open seven
days a week, unless it's a major
holiday, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
T_ 9ost ,PcoTmmon ailments


treated at the center will be
sprains and minor fractures, sore
throats and colds, muscle aches
and pains, cuts and scrapes,
difficult and painful urination,
earaches, minor bums, back
strain, minor eye injuries and
other minor conditions.
The center accepts, patients
from most insurance plans.
Patients are responsible for any
co-pay, deductibles and non-
covered services. Payment is
accepted in the form of cash,
check, or major credit card.
TMH resident administrator
Corey Fleming will be in charge
of the day-to-day operations of
the center.
Mark O'Bryant, president/CEO
of Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare called the opening of
the center a gift to the people of
Gadsden County. "I can't think of
a better gift. Quality healthcare is
the foundation of quality of life,
we're proud to be a part of that,"
he said, adding, "We need to be
looking forward to the next step
when the hospital opens and we
look forward to that day with
you."
Former Quincy resident Dr.
Perry Cattau will be the medical..


director at the center. "I'm proud
to have the opportunity to come
back. This is a first step, you will
be proud," Cattau said.
Rep. Curtis Richardson, who
along with Sen. Al Lawson and
Rep. Marti Croley worked to get
the center open, said his priority
is healthcare in Gadsden County
and that the center is a first step.
"This is a momentous day for the
county," Richardson said.
Commissioner Ed Dixon called
Monday a wonderful day, but, he
said there is still a long way to
go.
"We appreciate the
community's patience. We will
not give up; we are exercising
every opportunity to get the
hospital re-opened. We're willing
to take help from where ever it
comes," he said.
A tour of the center led by
Fleming revealed a bright, well-
appointed center with three bays
and a hospital chair for spill
over.
. The reception area is calming,
with comfortable new chairs and
artwork on all of the walls.
"All of the equipment is new in
what is a new beginning,"
Fleming said.


The State Library and Archives
of Florida is pleased to announce
that selections from the rich and
diverse audio recordings of the
Florida Folklife Collection are
now available to listeners
worldwide in podcast format.
The first three episodes in an
ongoing series of podcasts
featuring recordings from the
Florida Folklife Collection are
now available at
http://www.floridamemory.com/
Collections/folklife/soundpod.cf
m. Visitors to the site can listen
to the podcasts on their computer
or download them to an MP3
player.
"Podcasting is an ideal format
for featuring noteworthy
recordings as they're discovered
in processing," said Secretary of
State Sue M. Cobb. "It's a great
way to share Florida's diverse
musical heritage with listeners
throughout the world. We're
very excited about using
podcasting to increase access to
these wonderful recordings."
Following the success of two


LIBRARY from


design would work best.
"They decided on what they
wanted as well as what the
public of Florida, who it's for,
wanted," Fishburne said.
The library features books by
Florida authors about Florida
and memorabilia from first
families who have lived in the
mansion.
"It's a beautiful room that flows
off the main reception room,"
Fishbume said. "It has three
kinds of wood panel and we set
up two walls of bookcases and
two walls of French doors. We
worked with the existing porch,
which the French doors open
onto, so that it's a comfortable
place to circulate."
The designers opted to refinish
several historical pieces of


promotional compact discs,
Music from the Florida Folklife
Collection and its companion
disc More Music from the
Florida Folklife Collection,
archivists involved with the
collection recognized podcasting
as an exciting new way to
facilitate access to these
historically significant, unique
musical performances. The
inaugural installment of the
podcast series .features a
previously unavailable 1978
Florida Folk Festival
performance by Gamble Rogers,
who was inducted to the Florida
Artists Hall of Fame in 1998.
The Florida Folklife Collection
includes numerous paper records,
thousands of audio recordings,
and film and video footage
dating from the 1930s through
present. The Collection
documents performances by,
interviews with, and fieldwork
surveys of folk musicians,
artisans, storytellers, folklife
interpreters, and other Floridians
and their culture. The records


document the living traditions of
Florida's peoples and provide a
unique vision of Florida through
the perspective of the state's
culturally diverse population.
The State Library and Archives
of Florida has received numerous
awards in recognition of its
outstanding efforts in promoting
the Florida Folklife Collection,
including the Society of
American Archivists' prestigious
Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth
Hamer Kegan Award, which it
receiviedaiAgust 2006.
More information about the
Florida Folklife Collection is
available online at
http://www.floridamemory.com/
Collections/folklife.
Complimentary copies of the
Folklife CDs can be requested
from ,.the Archives ,at the
following address:
Florida Department of State,
State Library and .Archives, of
Florida, 500 S. Bronough Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250.
Call 850.245.6700 or email
barm@mail.dos.state.fl.us


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furniture in the governor's
mansion a desk and a chest -
and add several new pieces of
furniture, including leather
chairs and a round table.
"Kenan and I came up with the
idea, along with the architect, of
it being a warm space,
something different but integral
to the existing mansion," Newell
said. "The round table is a place
where somebody can sit to read
and where the governor can also
sit to work when he's at the
mansion. We wanted to
incorporate some of the historic
pieces so not everything was
new."
The pair used neutral tones
throughout the library and added
a large, brown-hued area rug.
"As far as I know everybody


loves it," Fishburne said. "With
all the wood it's very rich."
Mainstreet Design has been in
Quincy for 17 years. The
company has worked on several
other notable projects, including
the state House of
Representatives' Legislative

Chamber, the R.A. Gray State
Museum main lobby, the
Gadsden County Library and the*
Chattahoochee Branch Library.'
They also do design work for
private homeowners.
Fishburne, who has 30 years'
experience in design, said she
enjoyed the governor's mansion
library project.
"It's very simple and very
pretty," Fishburne s.aid. "We
consider it an honor that we were
chosen." she said.


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A free exchange of ideas is necessary for good goveirnirnent ard good cornunriities.


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

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by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


Saying goodbye to 'Soul brother

Number One'


I sleep with my television on CNN almost nor
just in case some breaking news happens lasted two
overnight because I hate to miss of a 15-mi:
anything. So, early Christmas morning and his bai
when I woke up to hear the sad news What al:
that the "Soul Brother Number One, that he see
James Brown, had died it put a little some kind
damper on my day. It was alm'
No matter what people said about going too
James, I always liked him. I've always something
had a soft spot in my heart for him. The flamboyan
first time I saw James perform was as a many, mar
college student. I was mesmerized as he two or there
danced all over the stage in Florida A & But Jan
M's Gaither gymnasium for two hours too long w
on a homecoming weekend. He really were sever
was a dancing machine, that landed
I had heard of James since I was a known to d
child and I had seen him on television, two. That t
but that didn't do him justice. James two. A lot
started out as a member of the "Chittlin person to h
Circuit" and worked his way to the But I ha
Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the about Jame
Kennedy Center to receive one of the truck from
highest honors bestowed on entertainers, with the cc
In case you didn't know, the "Chittlin making his
Circuit" consisted of black owned and rim.
operated clubs throughout the nation All that
where black entertainers, such as of the old
Brown, performed. The former Club 40 Jackie Wil
in Midway was big on the circuit. The rest can ha
club would draw hundreds of people My vote fc
from north Florida and south Georgia for James with
shows featuring Brown, blues legend dancing an
B.B. King, Bo Diddley and many others. absolutely
What I liked most about James was Soul Broth
the energy he put into his performance. And no,
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stop. The show must have
hours and, with the exception
nute break, it was all Brown
nd, "the Famous Flames."
so endeared him to me was
med to be often involved in
of minor trouble with the law.
ost as if when things got to
good for James he had to do
to get the law involved. A
t man like him attracted
ay women. And he married
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d him in lockup. The was
dabble with an illegal drug or
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of famous people famous
have these troubles.
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Georgia to South Carolina
ops chasing him and he was
s getaway on three tires and a

aside, James was my favorite
school guys. Otis Redding,
son, Lou Rawls and all the
ve their ballads and crooning.
'r the all time best goes to
ihis give-it-all-you've-got
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no one could wear a cape like
ler James.
one could make a hit with so
as James.
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Kesley


Another auld angst syne


Being as we're closing in on the
end of another year, I thought I'd
look back at some of the highlights -
OK, they're more like lowlights of
my first six months on the job at the
Gadsden County Times.
(Is "lowlight" a word? It ought to
be.)
I covered several fall festivals
during that time, and was scheduled
to cover Gretna's one sunny Saturday
afternoon.
That day, I pulled into town, drove
to the center square and saw an
inflatable slide and one of those
bouncy house things with a few kids
but not much of a crowd. There were
lots of law enforcement vehicles,
though city, county, private security
- and I stopped to ask a security
guard whether I was in the right place
for the festival.
"You want to drive straight up that
road," he said, pointing, his eyes
concealed by a pair of sunglasses,
"and turn right."
I followed his directions and sure
enough, there was the crowd I'd been
looking for they thronged the
streets. There was very little room for
parking.
I had finally found a spot to park
and was locking my car when I .
happened to look up. The crowd in
the street parted. Did the festival
include a parade? I didn't remember
hearing about one. It was then that I
saw the hearse slowly making its way
down the street and the police cars
escorting it. SecItuiy guard humor -
sick, slighil, ainn, ing but iuldl\


Our letter policy:

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to: Editor, Gadsden County Times,
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amusing. I owe him one, though the
episode sealed my spot at the top of
the list of candidates for "Most
Gullible News Editor of the Year."
Then there was that trip to Robert
F. Munroe Day School via
Hardaway. Most people take the easy
route drive straight through Gretna
and hang a left. I, on the other hand,
veered toward Greensboro at the
crucial moment and drove aimlessly
around the town proper until I was
dizzy. I stopped at Phyllis' Cafe for
sustenance and directions although
both were very good, I turned left
instead of right somewhere, went
west instead of east (actually, I'm not
sure where west OR east were
wherever I was, even now) and
wound up on the hilly roads of
Hardaway. Nice drive, though.
As you may know, I've covered
sports a bit since I started at the
paper, and by "covered" I mean
showed up at games and took
pictures of people running around
football fields and basketball courts
while wearing school colors.
The key to good sports coverage, I
soon learned, is to know which colors
the team you are supposed to be
taking picture of wears.
I got that down pat and headed to
East Gadsden High School one night
to get a shot of the girls' basketball
team.
I was walking across the parking
lot after parking my car rather
hastily, I admit, I was running late -
when I heard an announcer's voice
o\ ei an inteicom. I checked my


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watch early, still, wasn't it, for the
game to start?
The announcer's voice got louder
the closer I got to the building, and I
caught the word "zone."
As any veteran sports reporter knows,
that's an old basketball term,
meaning, literally, "something to do
with the game of basketball."
I was almost at the door when I heard
the voice say, a bit more insistently,
"Ma'am, you will have to move your
car. You're parked in a fire zone."
I.froze. Turned around. Saw the
deputy's car in the parking lot and the
deputy in it, poised with a
microphone and ready to repeat over
the public announcement system in
her car what she had been saying for
a good five minutes. Oh. Oops.
Last but not least, my trip to
Havana to cover yet another fall
festival, this one, a bead festival.
It drew a big crowd, and I stood in
line at the admission table to get
inside to take a few pictures of the
beads and the people on display.
I told the woman collecting money I
worked at the newspaper and wanted
to take a few shots of the festival.
"Who are you?" she said
skeptically.
I told her.
"And you're with who?"
This went on for some time and
the people in line grew restless.
Finally she relented and let me in.
As I walked away, I heard the guy
who'd been behind me say, "I'm Jeff
Foxworthy can I get in for free?"
Everybody's a comedian.


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My Head Is Cold!


Letters


I hate to blame anything on Christmas.
I don't want to blame this on my two
sons. And I can not, of course, under any
circumstances, blame it on my daughter-.
in-laws! The result is the same no matter
how you cut the culpability. I lost one of
my all time favorite caps!
And no one shed a tear for me: As a
matter of fact, my family went about
their Christmas business without a
memorial for, or even a glance at the
empty space on the library table where
the white wool cap with the green bill
had resided for so long. Indeed, age itself
led to its premature demise.
It all started a couple of weeks before
Christmas. "Kes, we've got to clean up
and straighten up-the kids are coming
for the holidays."
I started to point out that the "kids",
back when they actually were kids, went
out of their way to "un-straighten" this
house on a daily basis when I saw Cathy
lingering over the aforementioned library
table. "The tree is going to be by the
front window. That means a lot of the
activity will be right here. I think we
need to clean this table off."
"Cathy, there ain't nothing on it but a
couple of my golf caps."
"Exactly!"
"Now wait a minute, I know you take
pride in the way the house looks. And I
appreciate that you want it clean and nice
for the 'kids' but I live here too. Don't
forget that Bible verse about home being
a man's castle--"
She didn't hear me. She was too busy
clearing off that table! I got the feeling
this whole clean up mode was somehow
related to our daughter-in-laws. It must
be one of those girl things! She removed
my Faron Young Greatest Hit's tape, a
genuine Lash LaRue whip, a duck call,
my autographed Elly Mae Clampett
picture, a 1966 Rawlings Mickey Mantle
model XPG 6 baseball glove.....and all
six caps! The only thing she left was the
oversized book of Norman Rockwell
paintings.
I wrestled the glove and the Faron
Young tape away from her but I couldn't
save the caps! She just rolled her eyes at
my violent protest and mumbled


something about the other 126 caps that
were scattered about the house. I thought
that was kind of picky of her.....
The green and white hat was given to
me by my older brother. I believe it was
1984 or 85. We were going to the golf
course and he whipped it out of his closet
and said, "See if this one will work for
you."
It fit immediately. You would have to
be a hat person to understand. It didn't
tilt. The crown was neither too
pronounced nor invisible. The bill
rounded like it was born for my head. It
had no "spots" that felt heavy against
your hairline. It rested the correct
amount above the ears. And it weathered
in perfectly. Listen, a hat don't come
along like this one very often! I knew
this was a keeper before we got to the
first tee.
It blew off and the cart behind us ran
over it the very first day. I dropped it in a
creek trying to retrieve a ball some
months later playing a course in Atlanta.
I left it on the hood of my truck at a
restaurant in Dothan. I was wearing that
hat when Terry Labonte won the final
Mountain Dew Southern 500 at
Darlington. I eagled the second hole at
the St. Joseph Bay Country Club in that
cap. I had it on when I broke up the fight
between Jack Harper and Flip
Aspromontie. I went coon hunting in that
cap.
It had faded a bit. And sweat streaks
colored the edges. There was a spattering
of blood and mud on the bill and a just
splash of mustard on the crown. One of
the back eyelets had let go.
Listen, it was in.about as good a shape
as a cap could be!
And Cathy throws it out with the
dishwater! She discarded it like it's a
string on the end of a green bean.
Dropped it like a hot potato. Tossed it
like yesterday's comics.
She released it like they do old running
backs with a bum knee.
That cap wasn't hurting a thing! It was
just resting there. I felt good walking by
it. It gave that particular corner of the
house a certain lived-in look; in an off
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SO morale not so bad

Dear Editor:
First and foremost let me state that this
letter is not the opinion of Sheriff Morris
Young or any of his administrative staff.
In response to your letter, Mrs. Stubbs,
alleging that the morale of the deputies is at
an all time low. Mrs. Stubbs, I would like to
challenge you to come and participate in
our department's citizens ride along
program. This program teams uniformed
on-duty deputies with members of the
community that are interested in law
enforcement operations. Please come and
ride in one of our 30 brand new Ford
Crown Victoria police package patrol
vehicles.
And while you are riding with the deputy
please ask either him or her to show you
their brand new uniforms and top of the
live bullet proof vest that the department
furnished each of them.
And then ask the deputy about his or her
bonus check and raise that each deputy
received in November 2006.
After that please ask that deputy to bring
you by the department and walk you
through our new state of the art
communications center that will be
operational in early 2007; and let's not
forget our new state of the art Mobile
Command Center that is ready to respond
at the turn of a key to any emergency
situation that may arise.
After all that take the time yourself and
talk to that deputy about his or her opinion
about the morale and the comradery of the
Gadsden County Sheriffs Department
employees and then make your own
judgments based on FACTS not second
hand information.
Let me also inform you that there have
been 20 promotions within the ranks of the
department since Sheriff Young was elected.
As a veteran law enforcement officer with
over twenty years of service in Gadsden
County it has been my pleasure to work


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with some of the finest and most
professional law enforcement officers at
both the state and local level right here in
Gadsden County.
I can assure all the citizens of this county
that the men and women that are employed
with the Gadsden County Sheriffs
Department demonstrate daily their
commitment of providing first class
professional service to all.
Apian, Mrs. Stubbs please come by and
see and participate with the Best of the Best
right here at the Gadsden County Sheriffs
Department. I look forward to seeing you
soon.
Happy New Year to all, and to Sheriff
Young "Drive On."

Sincerely,
Jim Corder, Lt.

Sheriff is doing good job

Dear Editor:
I'm writing this letter to tell the citizens of
Gadsden County that not everyone at the
Sheriffs Department is unhappy. Many
others and I believe that Sheriff Young is
working hard and is doing his job. Deputies
have recently gotten new cars; pay rises of
7%, bulletproof vests and other items that
assist officers in their jobs.
All of these things were done because the
Sheriff believes his men and women are
important and the job is hard enough
without the proper equipment.
I'm sure if you asked the Sheriff if he's
satisfied with what he's been able to do so
far in his first term he will tell you yes, but
it's not enough and he's going to do more
as soon as he can.
Sheriff Young is trying to bring the
department into the 21st century but he can
only do things within his budget. Our
department is like a family no, it's not
perfect but if yours is I want to come live
with you.

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beat, kinda grubby way. I like to
point to it and say, "Cathy, this
hat. saw-"
"Terry Labonte streak home
ahead of Jeff Gordon and Dale
Jarrett to win at the 'track too
tough to tame.'" Danged if she
wouldn't finish the sentence for
me.
"Couldn't we move it into the
Stan Musial room?"
"We could if you would
throw away the 47 hats already
in there." She was about to
make me mad! The only thing
that kept me from putting my
foot down was that she possible


success to "studying and staying
on top of my work."
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could have a point here. "If you
throw one of those away, you
can replace it with the dirty
hat."
I surveyed the cap cabinet in
the Musial room. I can't throw
away the St. Joe football hat.
We won a state championship in
that cap! I could never let go of
my Lion's cap from little
league. Mother sewed the L on
with such love and care. It
would be sacrilegious to get rid
of a St. Louis Cardinals' hat. I,
naturally, had to keep the one
signed by Porter Waggoner.
And nobody was taking my


competition. The 10 regional
scholars and their designated
teachers receive further
recognition from the governor
and cabinet, the state legislature
and Department of Education and
private businesses at a March
competition.
The program is coordinated by
the Florida Institute of Education
at the University of North Florida
and receives most of its financial-
support from the state department
of education, the Florida Lottery
and Casio, Inc.
Curtis says he's interested in
studying either computer science
or information systems
technology in college. He's


11th Avenue.
Dec. 24: traffic crash, North
Main Street.


Golden Flow hat. Bobby Brown
gave me that cap back in 1978.
It fit even better that the green
and white one! And listen, if
that cap could talk, all of us
would be in trouble....
The answer was simple. I
was going to have to build onto
the house, tell my children they
couldn't come home anymore
or marry someone else....
Caps are pretty serious
business where I come from.
Respectfully,
Kes


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Piller talked with Big Bend
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possibility of bringing the
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Hardy Richards


Hardy Richards, a former resi-
dent of Greensboro, died Sunday,
December 24, 2006, on Rota,
Commonwealth of the Northern
Marianas. He was 86. Born in
Bristol, Richards was a career
military man, and was one of the
last surviving Pearl Harbor Purple
Heart honorees. After retirement
from the Air Force, he moved
back to Greensboro and was
employed as health and sanitation
inspector by Leon County for 15
years before emigrating to Rota.
He is survived by his wife of 60
years, Joyce; daughters, Mrs.
LaVerne Barbare, of Gainesville
and Elon Mixon, of Bailey, MS;
and son Randall, of Rota; four
grandchildren, and seven great-
grandchildren; brothers, Claude
Richards, Silver Springs, and
Verlyn Richards, of Godfrey, IL;
and sisters, Eva Farrell of
Marianna, and Ruth McCormick,
of Pace.


Edd Davis, Jr.

Edd Davis, Jr. of Quincy died on
Friday, December 22, 2006 in
Quincy. A native of Gadsden
County, he was a worker at
Florida State Hospital and mem-
ber of Blessed Hope MB Church.
Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30, at Blessed
Hope MB Church with the Rev.
Nathaniel Trumpet officiating and
burial at St. John Cemetery.
Viewing is noon to 5:30 p.m.
Friday at Betsey Funeral Home
who has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three sons,
Derick Davis and Dewayne Davis
of Los Angeles, CA, and Stanley
Davis of Marianna; three sisters,
Dorothy Arnold, Prudence Roney
and Joyce Davis all of Quincy;
three brothers, Jimmie Davis and
Allen Davis of Quincy and
Freeman McMilian of New York
City, NY; and one grandchild.


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Baptist
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Chattahoochee with the Rev.
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Hicks and Alice Hartence
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Decatur County and Tuskegee
University in Tuskegee, AL,
and taught 6th grade at
Chattahoochee Elementary. She
was a dedicated educator in
Gadsden County for over 30
years, devoted member of
Friendship AME Church in
Chattahoochee, and a member
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
She is survived by a son, Brett
Preston. of Chattahoochee;
daughters, Bridgett Preston and
Leajaunne Preston; sister,
Margaret Mullen of College
Park, GA; brothers, John Hicks
(Thomasine) of Alabama and
Larry Hicks (Lynn) of
Chantilly, BA; and one grand-
daughter.
She was preceded in death by
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Graveside services were
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GA. Charles McClellan Funeral
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arrangements.
He is survived by his ex-wife,
Barbara Koucky of Tallahassee;
his mother, Mrs. Pearl McDaniel
Braswell of Quincy; son, Cash
Moody of Tallahassee; brothers,
Roy and Jack Braswell of
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a brother, Carl B. Anthony (Alva)
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The Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida announces the
availability of Emergency Home
Energy Assistance for the elder-
ly Program (EHEAP) funds for
eligible households in the fol-
lowing counties: Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin,r) Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, ''J1ackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and
Washington. To be eligible,
the applicant must be 60 years
of age or older and present a
current utility bill that says the
payment is PAST DUE OR
SHOWS AN IMMEDIATE
DISCONNECTION DATE if
payment is not received to the
utility company. The household
income must be below 150% of


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Mildred Cooper "Granny B"
Barber, 73 of Greensboro, died
on Friday, December 22, 2006,
in Greensboro.
Funeral services were Sunday,
Dec. 24, at Grace Baptist
Church with burial in Mt.
Pleasant Cemetery. Independent
Funeral Home had charge of
arrangements.
She was born Feb. 27, 1933 in
Pelham, GA, was a retired nurs-
ing assistant for Florida State
Hospital, and attended Grace
Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons,
Jim Bo (Jackie) Barber and
Steve Barber of Greensboro and
Dennis (Jeannie) Barber of
Quincy; two daughters,
Deondra (Wayne) Loehner and
Lisa Hiers Hall of Greensboro;
a brother, Bo Cooper of
Camella, GA; four sisters,
Florabell Singleton of Camella,
Jean Adams of Pelham, Ga,
Margaret Bedsole of Havana,
and Louise Smith of Pelham;
seven grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Leo Barber, and a
daughter, Gelnda Faircloth.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Big Bend Hospice,
105 N. Jackson St., Quincy, FL
32351.
Mildred Cooper "Granny B"
Barber, 73 of Greensboro, died


the Federal Poverty Income
Guidelines.
The funds cannot be used to
reimburse households for utility
payments. Contact The Elder
Helpline at 1-800-963-5337 or
1(800) 96-ELDER to find out
more information on how sen-
iors can access this program.


JA$ meetting

cancelled

The meeting planned for JAS
Class of 1987 at the home of
Michael and Roxanne Brown on
12/30/06 has been cancelled.
The deadline to pay for the June
2007 reunion has been extended
until March 1, 2007. Any ques-"
tions please contact Roxanne
Brown @ 345-9173.

Havana's MLK

celebration

The 2007 commemorative
celebration for Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. is planned in
Havana.
The MLK Gala will be held
Saturday, Jan. 13 at.8 p.m. at the
Carver Heights Senior Citizens
Center.
Monday Jan. 15, the MLK
march and parade will start from
the Havana Municipal building
at 10 a.m. Line-up is at 9:30.
Ground ceremony is at 10:30 at
Palace AME Church, 308
Conyers St. followed by the
MLK commemorative service at
11 a.m.
For more information contact
the planning committee at 414-
5088, 539-6585 or 539-4997.

WORKFORCE

forum set

WORKFORCE plus will
present the Gadsden County
Business Forum on Wednesday,
January 10 at 11:30 a.m. The
Forum will be held at the
WORKFORCE plus Gadsden
office located at 1140 West
Clark Street.
The Gadsden County Business
Forum will bring together busi-
nesses, municipalities and the
school board to discuss econom-
ic and workforce development
issues facing Gadsden County.
If you are interested in attend-
ing, please RSVP to (850) 414-
6085 x 202.


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Funeral services were Sunday,
Dec. 24, at Grace Baptist
Church with burial in Mt.
Pleasant Cemetery. Independent
Funeral Home had charge of
arrangements.
She was born Feb. 27, 1933 in
Pelham, GA, was a retired nurs-
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Hospital, and attended Grace
Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons,
Jim Bo (Jackie) Barber and
Steve Barber of Greensboro and
Dennis (Jeannie) Barber of
Quincy; two daughters,
Deondra (Wayne) Loehner -and
Lisa Hiers Hall of Greensboro;
a brother, Bo Cooper of
Camella, GA; four sisters,
Florabell Singleton of Camella,
Jean Adams of Pelham, Ga,
Margaret Bedsole of Havana,
and Louise Smith of Pelham;
seven grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Leo Barber, and a
daughter, Gelnda Faircloth.
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Watch Night Service

The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church fam-
ily would like to invite family
and friends to join them in
Watch Night Service on Sunday
evening, December 31 at 10
p.m. The message will be deliv-
ered by Rev. D. General Bryant.
Breakfast will be served imme-
diately after service. Second
Elizabeth is located at 2718
Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.
For more information, please
contact Deacon John Borden.

Fifth Sunday Coalition

The Fifth Sunday Coalition
will be Sunday, Dec. 31 at 11:30
a.m. hosted by Union Chapel
AME Church in the Sawdust
Community. The pastor is Rev.
Carl Hill.
Speaker for the hour is Rev.
Isaiah Cole, pastor of Oak
Grove AME Church.
AME Churches included are
*Union Chapel, Oak Grove,
Stewart Temple and
Greenshade.

5th Sunday Male
Chorus choir union

The 5th Sunday Male Chorus
Choir Union will be held at the
Mt. Zion PB Church Dec. 31
beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Elder Fisher at St.
James AME

Elder Robert Fisher will
deliver the message at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 29 at St. James
AME Church in Quincy when


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church serv-
ices.
Pleas e Elder Fisher
come out and
hear the Word of God delivered
by the man of God in Jesus'
name. To God be the Glory.

Greater Harvest
Ministries

First, third and fifth Sundays,
4:30 p.m. Harvest Time fellow-
ship
First Saturday of month, har-
vest institute
4th Su'nday, 10:30 a.m. Youth
Explosion Sunday.
Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Church in
training; 10:30 a.m. morning
glory service
Tuesday: 6 p.m. Intercessory
prayer; 7 p.m. TNT worship
service
Monday-Friday: 12 noon:
noonday prayer (open to the
public). Prayer intercessors for
the Community welcomed.
Thursday, Dec. 28: 7 p.m
Male Chorus rehearsal; Sunday,
Dec. 31: 10:30 a.m. Women's
Sunday, speaker Evangelist
Marilyn Barnes. 10 p.m.: New
Year's Eve Watch Night service.
Tuesday, Jan 2: 7 p.m. TNT
worship service. No Harvest
Institute Jan 6th.

Mt. Zion news

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
Church will hold intercessary
prayer each Monday and
Tuesday at 12 noon. Wednesday


at 7. p.m. Bible study and youth
teaching.
Male Chorus rehearsal
Thursday 7 p.m. All members
and those that are desirous of
becoming members are asked to
be present.
Church school Sunday morn-
ing 9:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. Sunday
morning a special program
"Colors on Parade" will be pre-
sented.
Th Male Chorus will have its
5th Sunday musical program
Sunday evening.
At 10 p.m. Sunday night
Watch Night service will be
observed.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those
needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance.
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thee: I will sing praises to thy
name, 0 thou most High. Psalm
9:2
Have a blessed 2007 year.

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Deliverance
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everyone out for a time of
restoration, healing and deliv-
erance during the New Year's
Revival that will begin with
an Old Year Out/New Year In
service at 10 pm on Dec. 31
and followed by a three night
revival at 115 Lynnwood Dr.
Bainbridge GA.
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contact Elder Troy Walker @
294-6407 or the church at
(850) 574-3400 and (229) 243-
0075.


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Golden wedding
anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Hansel
Scarborough of Wetumpka,
recently celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary at a recep-
tion in their honor hosted by
their children and spouses,
Glenn and Dianne Scarborough
of Tallahassee, and Joni and
Terry Fitzgerald of Alpharetta,
GA. The luncheon was held at
the Fort Braden Community
Center where they renewed their
wedding vows.
Most of the original wedding
party maid of honor Ruby
Thomas Nailos, bridesmaid
Faye Slater Mumnroe, and best
man John David Gray were in
attendance. Groomsman Bobby
Wade passed away October 29,
1987. On display was Vivian's
wedding dress among several
other articles of wedding memo-
rabilia. Their children presented
them with a scrapbook of their
53 years knowing each other.
Many friends and family
members helped them celebrate
their joyous occasion including
grandson Kevin Fitzgerald of


Alpharetta and University of
Florida, step-grandson T.J.
Plotke and wife Patricia of
Tallahassee, and step-grand-
daughter Dawn Weidner and
husband P.J. of Blountstown.
The Scarborough's have nine
step-great grandchildren, Amber,
Thomas, Justin, Kaitlyn, Alexis,
Leon, Junior, Matthew and
Jovan.
Hansel and Vivian
Scarborough were married
November 17, 1956 at
University Heights Baptist
Church on W. Tennessee Street.
Hansel was born and raised in
Tallahassee and is a 1952 gradu-
ate of Florida High School (then
Florida Demonstration School),
and a retired building contractor.
Vivian was born in Preston,
GA, but moved to Tallahassee
during her first grade year. She
graduated from Leon High
School in 1956 and retired from
American HomePatient Center
in Tallahassee after 17 years of
service. They lived in
Tallahassee until their retirement
at which time they moved to
their lake home at Lake Talquin
where they now enjoy breathtak-
ing sunsets and fishing.


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Law anna Michele Curry
graduated Saturday, Dec. 16
from University of South
Florida. She received a.
Bachelor of Arts with a major in
Criminology with a Sociology
minor. She is the daughter of
Carolyn R. Cos and Robert Lee
Cox III of Quincy.


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Rayniah is one

Rayniah Tamere Anderson
celebrated her first birthday on
December 28. She is the daugh-
ter of Tiffany Home and Ray
Anderson. Her maternal grand-
parents are Lorene Horne and
the late Zanders Horne, Sr.;
Paternal grandparents are Emma
EByrd and Alfred Byrd, Sr., and
the late Raymond Anderson.
Her godparents are Ashley
Branch and Terrell Tompkins.
A party will be given at her
grandmother's house Dec. 30;
family and friends are invited.


Henson


turns ope ,e

Henun Jonathan White will
celebrate his first birthday Dec.
28. He is the son of Headley and
Clarissa White of Midway. His
maternal grandparents are
Walter and Clara West of
Quincy; paternal grandparents
are Headley Sr. and Iris White
of Port St. Lucie; godparents are
Nihma Perry of Palermo, Italy,
Stacey Copeland of Atlanta,
GA, Robert and Ora Green of
Quincy, Darnell Pratt, Derrick
and Kim Holmes, Moise and
Yolanda Harris, Pamela Carroll
and Cornelius Floyd all of
Tallahassee.
Henson will celebrate his
birthday on Dec. 30 at
BabyPower in Tallahassee with
family and friends.


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the Gadsden County area. My family
and I would like to thank you so very
much for all the support and kindness
you have shown us during my illness
and recovery. We are so very blessed to
I have you in our lives. We pray that God
continues to bless you and your as He has blessed us. I
would like to extend a very special thank you to Rev. Lee
Plummer & the St. James A.M.E. Church family as well
as the George W. Munroe Elementary School & the
East Gadsden High School family. Remember, "It's
what we do for each other that heals."


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Sports


New,


After the first week of picking
bowls I just barely ha\e my head
abo\e water coming in with a 4-3
mark.
The bulk of the season happens
this next week and I think things will
go this way.
Wednesday: UCLA gives FSU a
losing season w ith an Emerald Bowl
w in.
Thursday: Alabama betters
Oklahoma in the Independence
Bow I, California tops Texas A&M in
the Holiday Bowl and Rutgers
whacks Kansas State in the Te\as
Bowl.\
Friday : Clemson out strums
Kentucky in the Music City Bowl,


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Oregon State out tans Missouri in the
Swi Bowl, South Carolina claws
Houston in the Liberty Bowl. Texas
Tech passes by Minnesota in the
Insight Bowl and Maryland will be
champs of the Champs Sports Bowl
with a w in o\ er Purdue
Saturday: Boston College will out
physical Navy in the Meineke Bowl,
Texas will put the siege to Iowa in
the Alamo Bowl and Virginia Tech
will peck Georgia in the Chick-fil-A
Bowl.
Sunday:Miami out spams Nevada
in the MPC Computers Bow1l.
Monday :Tennessee grills Penn
State in the Outback Bowl. Auburn
picks on Nebraska in the Cotton


Bowl. West Virginia bites Georgia
Tech in the Gator Bowl. Wisconsin
out spends Arkansas in the Capital
One Bow1l, Southern Cal out irns
Michigan in the Rose Bowl, and
Boise State will upset Oklahoma in
'the Fiesta Bowl.
Tuesday: Louisville will crush
Wake Forest in the Orange Bowl.
Wednesday: LSU will out stir
None Dame in the Sugar Bowl.
After those games only three
remain with the big one set for
January S. Ohio State and Florida
will meet for the national title that
night. It seems like a ways off yet,
but these other games will be great
appetizers.


EGHS win streak snapped by Thomasville Central


The Thomasville Central
Yellow Jackets handed East
Gadsden their first defeat of the
season in the finals of their own
Roundball Classic last Thursday
in the South Georgia city.
East Gadsden and the host
team battled back and forth
throughout the game but the


Yellow Jackets took control late
hitting their free throws while
East Gadsden managed to miss
14 in the contest.The Jaguars
also played without leading scor-
er and rebounder Sam McLaurin
and starting point guard
Leonardo Daloney.
"It was a very physical game


for us and we missed our
starters." East Gadsden coach
Demetric Salters said. "But,
even in adverse conditions we
had a chance to pull it out. You
-can't miss 14 free throws and
turn the ball over as much as we
did if you want to win a close
game.",


Darius Jackson hit 14 points
to lead the Jaguars in the game.
Reshard McGill and
McLaurin had led East Gadsden
into the finals keying a 54-44
win over Albany Dougherty on
Wednesday night. McGill had 14
points and 12 rebounds in the
game and McLaurin had 11


points, 20 rebounds and 5 blocks.
That win gave the Jaguars a 9-
0 record before Central ended the
streak.
They will try to start another
streak this week-end in the
Capital city Classic being held at
the Civic Center.
"It's important that we bounce


back." Salters says. "We'll face
two tough foes and need to
respond in a positive fashion to
show ourselves we can rebound
from adversity."
East Gadsden plays Chiles on
Friday at 3:15 pm and will meet
St. Jude High of Alabama
Saturday at 6:45 pm.


West Gadsden Panthers finish third in Lincoln tournament


The West Gadsden Panthers
defeated Chipley and Wakulla
in the Lincoln Elk's Club
Holiday Tournament last week
in Tallahassee.


In their first round game the
Panthers slipped by Chipley 63-
62 as Ronnie Jackson scored a
bucket with 6 seconds to go in
the game.


Chipley had one last chance
but a shot at the buzzer missed.
R, Jackson was the Panthers top
scorer in the game with 17
points and Larry Jackson had


12.
Jabari Davis hit 8 and also
collected 10 rebounds.
. In their second game in the
tournament the Panthers lost to


eventual tournament winner
Tampa Sickles.
They then came back to
knock off Wakulla.
After the tournament West


Gadsden had a 5-5 record. The
Panthers are playing in the Bay
High School Tournament this
week and opened against Arnold
Tuesday night.


WGHS girls pick up three big wins


Seminole ramlins


The West Gadsden Lady
Panther basketball team finished
up the week before Christmas
with three wins. First the team
defeated. Jefferson County 56-
47. Tyesha Battles showed why
she was one of the top scorers in
this part of the state as she
scored 30 points. The two
teams were tied at the half at 24
but Jefferson County was
outscored 32-23 in the second
half. Kayla Streeter hit two
threes and scored 10 points and
Krinishia Ash also hit for ten
points as the team went to 4-7
on the season.
In their second game of the
week West Gadsden took
Wewahitchka in a high scoring
affair. Scoring 25 points in the
first quarter alone, the Panthers


went on to win 72-63. Battles
again had a high scoring night
hitting for 40 points, including
sinking three 3-pointers.
Krinishia Ash added twelve
points and Jasmine Charleston
had a fine all-around game with
10 points, 10 rebounds and
seven steals.
Their third win of the week
was a spanking of Apalachicola
70-28. Battles hit 24 in that
game and Charlston nailed 21.
Charleston also had 20
rebounds. Streeter hit 14 points
and Ash 11 in the easy victory.
East Gadsden followed up a
fine 'showing in Marianna's
Tournament with another fine
showing. The team traveled this
past week to Daytona Beach to
participate in the On the Beach


Classic held for the first time at
the new Vince Carter Athletic
Center. The team opened up a
win over Charlotte 49-35. In
that game Jasmine Grice and
Chelsea McMillan both had
double-doubles as Grice scored
14 points and added 10 steals
and McMillan scored 12 points
and pulled down 12 rebounds.
In game two the Jaguar team
learned what it felt like to be
down at the half as New Smyrna
outscored them 17-10 in the sec-
ond quarter to lead 34-28 at the
half. New Smyrna then contin-
ued to outscore East Gadsden in
the third quarter staking a 60-47
leading going into the final
quarter. Both teams scored 20
points in the final quarter.
Dytesha Francis had the hot


hand with six three-pointers and
18 points. McMillan had 29
points, 14 rebounds and six
blocked shots. The loss
dropped the team into the losers
bracket and a consolation game
against Poinciana.
The team again got back on
the winning track with a 64-50
win over Poinciana (11-3).
McMillan had another double-
double with 20 points and 12
rebounds. Traci Lewis added a
double-double of her own with
12 points and 10 rebounds.
Jasmine Grice added 13 points
and Dytesha Francis added
eleven points.
The team is off until January
3 and enter a well-earned
Christmas break with a 14-2
record.


This passed week has been
one of the great ups and downs.
The wind being a factor in the
Perch Fishen and the Duck
Hunting. The Ducks did very
good most all week xcept the
day with the bluebird sky and
no wind.
That was the kind of day that
the Perch Fishermens like.
They can troll, set on a tree top
or ledge, drop off with
Minnows & do a number on Big
Perch. The Big Perch are on
Jigs about 20 foot deep and they
came in in good numbers.
Some was so big they had to be
filets off the backbone, the
backbones are as good to me as
the filets.
The Duck Hunters are just
tickled to death with the amount
of Birds they are seeing. The


Gadwals, Butterballs,
Canvasbacks, Ringnecks, but
you know the truth is the Wood
Duck is still the best eating
Duck that swims in my opinion.
The Deer Hunting has been
just as good as most hunters
wants so when you look at the
overall picture it is fine for the
whole of outdoors, and I'm sure
there will be some new shot-
guns and rifles on the scene
since it's Christmas weekend.
Fathers will hunt with sons and
daughters and mothers. It's a
great sport in the out of doors.
David Avant brought by a 13
point, 175 lb. Buck to show us.
Let's hope that you and
yours have a Merry Christmas
from all of us at Wingate's
Lunker Lodge!
Report provided by Jack Wingate


of the


week


Eact Gadsden Hligh School


DYTESHA FRANCIS
Dytesha popped in 6 three point-
ers against New Samyrna in the
On The Beach Classic in Daytona
Beach last week.


THOMAS Mmii
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850-875-1776


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JASMINE CHARLESTON
Jasmine had a 21-point, 20
rebound game for the Lady
Panthers against Apalachicola last
Wednesday.


Srenvision
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Capital City Classic info

WHAT: The 2006 Capital City Holiday Classic is a two-day; twelve team high school bas-
ketball in\ iijaional :hootout. The Cl-sic V.a, established in 1991 and is in its 16th year. This
event v.as designed to pro', ide an entertainment venue for the Tallahassee community.during
the Chnsmta hohlda s. especially for kids under 18. Proceeds go toward college scholarships,
to benefit youth from the Big Bend area.

WHEN: Friday, December 29th and Saturday, December 30th, 11:45 AM

WHERE: Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
505 W. Pensacola Street

WHO: Senator Al Lawson, Jr. a former FSU Basketball coach and event chairperson will
work with area youth and talk about the fundamentals of basketball. Lawson will be joined
with local coaches that will emphasis the following basketball skills:

Free Throw Shooting
Ball Handling Drills
Passing Drills
Jump Shooting Drills
Lay-Up Shooting Drills
Rebounding Drills
Defensive Drills

The events will kick-off with the Capital City Classic free Coaches Clinic
and lunch, held at Jake McClean Park & Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Road and
start at 10:30 a.m. on December 28, 2006.
The media is cordially invited to attend.

Media Contact:
For more information, please contact Pat Smith, Promotion Manager (850) 322-5577. For
tickets call (850) 222-9354


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Kwanzaa celebrated at Havana Elementary


December 19th and 20th at
Havana Elementary was a joy-
ous learning experience. It was
a time to celebrate Kwanzaa. It
s a celebration of the African
* harvest and the beliefs and val-
ues of traditional African cus-
toms.
The "Father of Kwanzaa" is
Maulana Ron Karenga an
African-American scholar and
social activist. Kwanzaa was
established in 1966 as the only
original African-American holi-
day. It is adapted from the
Swahili term for "first fruits."
Kwanzaa is not a religious holi-
day.
The seven principals of
Kwanzaa teach values that
should be practiced everyday.
They are: UMOJA (oo-mo-jah)
which means unity; KUJICH-
AGULIA (koo-jee-cha-goo-
LEE-ah) which means self-
determination;
UJIMA (oo-JEE-mah) mean-
ing collective work and respon-
sibility; UJAMAA (oo-jah-
MAH) which means coopera-
live economics; NIA (NEE-ah)
means purpose; KUUMBA
(koo-oom-bah) means creativity
and IMANI (ee-MAH-nee)
meaning faith. These seven
principals were reiterated
throughout the program with
musical numbers and dance
routines.
Ms. Tia Nia, Musical


Director at Havana Elementary
wrote and directed the music for
the entitled, "The Celebration
of the Year." The holiday musi-
cal began with an explanation
of the Kinara, the most prevail-
ing symbol of K-wanzaa. It is a
candle holder(usually carved of
wood) with seven candles(3 red,
3 green on each side of the 1
black candle in the center) to
symbolize and serve as a
reminder of the seven principals
of Kwanzaa,
William Walker, 5th grader,
recited the poems "Let Your
Light Shine" and "Our Deepest
Fear.', The chorus performed
"This Little Light of Mine."
Selected students from the 6
kindergarten classes were
dressed in red, black and green
and performed a musical num-
ber of the same title. The color
red symbolizes the blood and
struggles of African people.
Black, represents the face of
African people and green sym-
bolizes future hopes.
Four fifth grade girls per-
formed a song and dance rou-
tine entitled, "Nguzo Saba"
which highlighted the seven
principals of the African Value
System. Alexia An.drews per-
formed the solo UJIMA -
"Touch Somebody's Life."
Latika Spivie, 2nd grade stu-
dent, led the chorus with the
musical number "Creative


Ms. Tia Nia with her cast and crew of the Kwanzaa Holiday Musical.


That's Me." Antonio Griffin
along with the members of the
chorus, performed the
"Kwanzaa Rap."
The culmination of the pro-
gram was "Name That
Christmas Tune." Teachers, Mr.
Aaron Battles, Mrs. Pat
Mickens and Mrs. Shannon
Williams each hummed a
Christmas tune and the students


had to guess the name of the
tune. Ms. Tia Nia and Mrs.
Shannon Williams harmonized
beautifully on the song, "Silent
Night."
The holiday musical show-
cased the exceptional talents of
not only the students but also
Ms. Tia Nia. Havana
Elementary is truly fortunate to
have her teaching our young


children. Ms. Nia's love for
teaching life skills through the
creative arts and academic pro-
grams shines through with
every program she choreo-
graphs. She has taught early
childhood development and
music education for over twenty
years and her zeal and enthusi-
asm has not waned.
Principal, Mrs. Elizabeth


Turner, expressed her delight
with the program. She said.
"I'm very proud of our students.
We have the most talented chil-
dren I have seen at Havana
Elementary. They were FAN-
TASTIC!" She complimented
the teachers and staff for all
their hard work and thanked
everyone who contributed to
the success of the program. She
expressed to the student body
her hopes for their safe holiday
season and reminded everyone.
"We are more blessed to give
than to receive." As the students
were leaving to go to their
respective classes, the chorus
sang, "We Wish You a Merry
Christmas."


Gadsden County

Schools menus

Wednesday, Jan. 3
Breakfast: Banana muffin &
sausage patty; 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Southwestern chili
w/biscuit, honey peanut butter
cup, celery & carrot sticks, cher-
ry cobbler.

Thursday, Jan. 4
Breakfast: Pancake w/syrup,
sausage link, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Chicken w/yellow
rice and roll, buttered sweet
peas, apple crisp.


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Sc ool


New


WGHS FBLA donations


GEMS announces spelling bee winners


The West Gadsden High School Future Business Leaders of
America (FBLA) donated clothing to the needy for Christmas.
One of the goals of FBLA is to provide community service. This
activity is one of our projects for the school year. FBLA mem-
bers Brianna Atkins and Briana Jackson admire the items pur-
chased. Mrs. Kareen Jackson, FLBA Advisor, is appreciative of
the clubs commitment to community service. Mrs. Jackson and
FBLA members wish everyone a Merry Christmas!


Shown are science teacher P. Robinson, E. Pace and M.
Harper.


Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School held its annual school
Spelling Bee on December 14th.
After several rounds of arduous
words flawlessly announced by
Mr. Derek Elias, City
Commissioner of Quincy,
Gregory Johnson emerged from
the competition as the
2006/2007 champion.
Congratulations also to Evan
Williams, and Jasmine Davis
who placed second and third
consecutively. All of the contest-
ants should be commended for a
job well done. Pictured in the
photo are Allysun Davis,
Principal, Delshuana Jackson,
Assistant Principal, Mayor
Sherrie Taylor, and City
Commissioner Derek Elias.
Also, serving as judges were
Roger Milton, Gadsden County
School Board Member, District
5, Doris Hinson, Reading


HMS

Science Fair
Havana Middle School's
Science Department held its
Annual Science Fair on
December 7th. Ms. Robinson
(Science Department
Chairperson), Ms. Pace, and Ms.
Harper's Science students were
excited about displaying their
exceptional projects. There were
over 100 projects in categories
such as Botany, .Phys.ics,
Biochemistry, etc. The Science
Department is extremely proud
of these young scientists.


Resource Teacher for Gadsden
County, Andrea Hayes, Project
Assistant for 21st Century,
Gregory 'Johnson, Evan

In the categories of:
>- Physics
1st Place : Shanterria Oliver
2nd Place: Gerrell Lewis
3rd Place: Shaniece Daniels
>- Environmental Science
1st Place : Michael Brown
2nd Place: Tyrone Johnson
3rd Place: Akeola Ellison
>-Botany
1st Place : Tamara Knight
2nd Place: Latitus Smith
3rd Place: Sterling Lurry
>-Microbiology
1st Place,: Adiian \\ illi.ani
i 2ind Place: 'TalloWn iaJioso
3rd Place: Rajia ,Chnrian .
>-Behavioral & Social
Sciences


Williams and Jasmine Davis, thank you to Mrs. oSandra
outstanding students at Gadsden Riggins, Gifted Resource
Elementary Magnet School. We Teacher for coordinating this
would like to' extend a special event.


1st Place : Rosalyn Baker
)>Engineering
1st Place : Desmond
Gibson
>-Earth & Space Science
1st Place Carlos Davis
2nd Place: Hazel Salazar
3rd Place: Randarius
Williams
>-Medicine & Health,
1st Place : Ladarrien
Chukes
2nd Place: Quartes Fuller
>-Biochemistry
1st Pla EM:'aai- Paraham
-, 2nd Place- Ikeshia Joseph
lv. 3id.Place: Charmanne .
Battey
>-Chemistry


1st Place : Zemaric Holt
2nd Place: Brittany Thomas
3rd Place: Kelton
Washington, Demetrius
Lampkin, Patrice Foster,
Drametrius Wilcox, Deon
Bostick, Michael Brown, &
, Miles Johnson.
>Overall Winners
Michael Brown, Tamara
Knight, Shanterria Oliver,
Zemaric Holt, Gerrell Lewis,
Marcas Paraham, Adrian
Williams, Shaniece Daniels

The overall v inirers will
proceed, to the District Science-
Fair. Congratulations to all of
participants.


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Manufacturer has sev-
eral openings for Tester
Operators. Knowledge
of PCBA's & compo-
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Competitive salary. eoe
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Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
12/14-1/04c

SOLDERERS
TeligentEMS is Havana
has immediate open-
ings for Solderers with
3+ months experience
OR soldering certifica-
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currently working lots of
overtime. Air condi-
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Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
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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
12/14-1/04c

ATTENTION: Assistant
manager needed for
Local apt. complex.
Prev. Apt./ Office exp.
pref. Benefits include
pd. vac. free apt. util.
allow. pd hol. & bonus-
es. Please fax resume
or letter of interest to:
904-642-0972 or mail
7865 Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
EOE
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ADULT CASE MANAGERS (four positions
available) #18%, #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,
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Versatile Class A CDL Driver needed. Front-
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Send resume to 190 Mannie Gunn Road,
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Radiological Technologist
Salary Range $16.41 26.62/hr.
Gadsden County
Urgent Care Center
The County is recruiting for the following
position in its Urgent Care Center. The
proposed hours of operation are from 2
p.m. 10 p.m. seven days per week.
Minimum qualifications for the position
are listed below. Perform radiological pro-
cedures and examinations, ensuring
proper patient care and safety through-
out; assist physicians and other clinical
personnel with procedures; provide direct
patient care as ordered by the physician.
Requires State of Florida General
Radiographer's License and prefer one -
two years performing radiographic proce-
dures, knowledge of radiographic safety
in a physician's office setting. Submit a
Gadsden County employment application
to the Human Resource Office, 5-B East
Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32353.
Application deadline: Open Until Filled.
Call 850-875-7243 if you have questions
about the position. You may email your
resume to faircloth@gadsdengov.net.
You may obtain a copy of the application
by visiting our website at gadsdengov.net.
EOE/AA/DFWP.
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Sales / Customer Service
Coordinator
Major Gadsden County employer seeking
career oriented Sales/Customer Service
Coordinator. Candidate must be detail ori-
ented with strong customer skills, have the
ability to multi-task and work in a team envi-
ronment. Compensation includes competi-
tive salary and excellent benefits package.
Letter and resume to: 850-875-4634.
EOE


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NOTICE OF APPLICA- W OF SEC OF SW 1/4


TION FOR TAX DEED'

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of the
following certificate has
filed said certificate for 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. 739
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
1999

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 45, P. 440 THE N. 90
FT. & THE E. 10 FT. OF
LOT 2, BLK. 16 MOR-
GAN-BOYKIN SUBDV.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2003N6W450000160021

Name in which assessed:
HEIRS OF ARTHUR LEE
DAVIS

Said Property being in the
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be
reeemed according to law,
the property described in
such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on
the 10th day of JANUARY,
2007, at 10:00 a.m.

Dated this 26th DAY OF
OCTOBER, 2006

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
12/14,21,28/06&01/4/07c

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that JACQUELYN
WEENINK REV. TRUST,
the holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for 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. 910
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2002

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 62 P 199 BEGIN
626.25 FT N & 208.75 FT


-OF -N '14 RUN W 208W
2/3 FT. N 104 3/8 FT E
208 2/3 FT., S. 104 3/8 FT.
TO PO.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3012N2W000000234010
0

Name in which assessed:
HEIRS OF FRED G
SHELFER

Said Property being in the-
County of Gadsden, State
of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be
reeemed according to law,
the property described in
such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on
the 10th day of JANUARY,
2007, at 10:00 a.m.

Dated this 26th DAY OF
OCTOBER, 2006

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
12/14,21,28/06&01/4/07c

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
defenses, within 28 days
after the first date of publi-
cation hereof, on


Petlicr.er's attorney, T.
,'Whithey 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;
otherwise 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 accom-
modation 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 AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

FILE NO.: 06-000114GAA
DIVISION: George S.
Reynolds, III

IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP
OF CHARLES ALLEN

NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR DISCHARGE OF
GUARDIAN ON
CHANGE OF WARD'S
DOMICILE

The guardianship of
CHARLES ALLEN, File
No. 06-00014GAA, is
pending in the Second
Circuit Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 10 East Jefferson
Street, Room 201, Quincy,


FL 32351. The names and
addresses of the guardian
and the attorneys of
record! fVy/the [guardian-
ship are set forth below.
ALL iNTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
Petition for discharge of
guardian has been filed in
this court by DORIS
KELLY as guardian of the
property of CHARLES
ALLEN (the ward) upon
the grounds of change of
domicile of the ward.
The guardian will apply for
discharge before the
Honorable Circuit Judge
George S. Reynolds, III, in
Room 201 of the Gadsden
County Courthouse, at the
address set forth above,
on February 1, 2007, at
1:45 p.m.
You are required to file
with the Clerk of the above
' Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON YOU any objections
that challenge the dis-
charge of the guardian
and the transfer of the
guardianship assets out-
side the jurisdiction of this
court and to serve s copy
thereof on guardian's
attorney whose name and
address are set forth
below and on all other
interested persons. Any
objection must be in writ-
ing and must state with
particularity each item to
which the objection is
directed and the grounds
on which the objection is
based. The objection is
abandoned unless notice
of hearing is served on the
guardian and all other
interested persons within
90 days after the objection
is filed.
ALL OBJECTION NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
December 21, 2006.

Attorneys for
Guardianship:
JAMES A. PEARSON,
LLC
292 South University
Drive
Plantation, FL 33324 954-
614-2626

Guardian: DORIS KELLY
5 JAMES A. PEARSON,
LLC
292 South University
Drive
Plantation, FL 33324 954-
614-2626
12/21 &28/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GADSEN


COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

*CASE NO. 2006-1025-
CA-A

AMIERIQUEST FUND-
ING II REO SUBSIDIARY
LLC,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LARRY D. DANIELS, et
al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated
December 12, 2006 and
entered in Case No. 2006-
1025-CA-A of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County,
Florida wherein AMERI-
QUEST FUNDING II REO
SUBSIDIARY LLC, is the
Plaintiff and LARRY D.
DANIELS; TENANT #1
N/K/A ANTHONY SMITH;
TENANT #2 N/K/A NICK-
KI GUNN are Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE at
11:00A.M. on the 17th day
of January, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment:

LOT 51, BLOCK "A", MID-
WAY FOREST PHASE V,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 79,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED
THEREON A DOU-
'BLEWIDE, WITH SERIAL
NUMBERS OW55564A
AND OW55564B.

A/K/A 50 Elm Court,
Midway, FL 32343

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
December 12, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)


By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/21 &28/06c

LEGAL NOTICE

B & S Rentals, 649
Industrial Drive, Quincy,
FL 32351 will have a sale
on January 6,2007 at 9:00
AM. This sale will be on
items stored in the estate
of Lillie Lee, B-23; Gleycia
Mathis, E-64; June Pruett,
C-32; Antonette Ross, F-
86; Lakisha Sailor, D-40 &
C-37, all for non payment
of rent. All contents
described as household
goods. All items will be
sold or otherwise dis-
posed of.
12/21&28/06c

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

CASE NO. 2006-001197-
CA-A
DIVISION'

CITIFINANCIAL MORT-
GAGE COMPANY, INC.
SUCCESSOR IN INTER-
EST TO ASSOCIATES
HOME EQUITY SER-
VICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,


vs.

SARAH
* SMITH, et al,
Defendant(s).


AND THE STATE OF
FLORIDA AND BEING
DESCRIBED IN b DEED
DATED 6..7.-' AND
RECORDED 6/28/72,
AMONG THE LAND
RECORDS OF THE
COUNTY AND STATE
SET FORTH ABOVE,
AND REFERRENCEDAS
FOLLOWS: BOOK 146,
PAGE 230
BEGIN AT A POINT
1317.62 FEET EASTAND
930.89 FEET SOUTH OF
THE NORTHWEST COR-
, NER OF SECTION 24,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST, RUN
SOUTH 88 DEGREES
49' EAST 290.26 FEET
TO THE WEST SIDE OF
STATE ROAD NUMBER
267; THENCE RUN
ALONG SAID ROAD ON
A CURVE TO THE WEST,
A STRAIGHT COURSE
SOUTH 07 DEGREES
05' WEST A DISTANCE
OF 160.24 FEET;
THENCE RUN WEST
271.73 FEET' THENCE
RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES 31' EAST 165
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

A/K/A 1716 PATTHOMAS
PARKWAY, QUINCY, FL
32351

Any person claiming an


interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
HERRING the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after
the sale.


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated
December 12, 2006 and
entered in Case No. 2006-
001197-CA-A of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County,
Florida wherein CITIFI-
NANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC. SUC-
CESSOR IN INTEREST
TO ASSOCIATES HOME
EQUITY SERVICES,
INC., is the Plaintiff and
SARAH HERRING
SMITH; SEARS, ROE-
BUCK, & CO.; TENANT
#1 N/K/A VICKY BAKER
are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at SOUTH-
SIDE STEPS OF THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 16th day of
January 2007, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment:

ALL THAT CERTAIN
PROPERTY SITUATED
IN QUINCY IN THE
COUNTY OF GADSDEN,


WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
December 12, 2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the circuit court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/21 &28/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
.COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 06-348-CA-A

CITIFINANCIAL MORT-
GAGE COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

SILAS E. BROACH;
DENISE A. DONOHUE
A/K/A DENISE DONO-
HUE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DENISE A.
DONOHUE A/K/A
DENISE DONOHUE; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF


REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE

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

BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF SECTION 2, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
3 WEST,. GADSEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
THENCE RUN NORTH
00 DEGREES, 04 MIN-
UTES WEST 1063 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
60 DEGREES 25 MIN-
UTES EAST 780.8 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
45 DEGREES 00 MIN-
UTES WEST 958.4 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

To include a:

1988 EASTERN STAR,
VIN F235BS0582GA and
45977521
A/K/A
221 JOEY LANE
QUINCY, FL 32352

At public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash, at the GADSEN
County Courthouse,
GADSDEN County,
Florida, at 11:00 AM, on
the 31st day of January,
2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/21 &28/06c

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

CASE NO.: 06-000927-
CAA

HSBC MORTGAGE SER-
VICES INC.
Plaintiff,


Vs.

SHIRLEY W. HALL;
SOVRAN BANK, NA.A;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHIRLEY W. HALL;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE
(Please publish in THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
TIMES)

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to Motion
and Order Resetting
Foreclosure Sale Date
dated the 7th day of
December, 2006, and
entered in Case No. 06-
000927-CAA, of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County, Florida,
wherein HSBC MORT-
GAGE SERVICES INC. is
the Plaintiff and SHIRLEY
W. HALL; SOVRAN
BANK, N.A., UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY
W. HLL; JOHN DOE; JNE
DOE S UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at the GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUNCY,
FLORID, at 11:00 .m. on
the 31st day of January,
2007, the following
described property as set
forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOTS 33 AND 34, BLOCK
C, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, A
SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1 PAGE 132, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH A
1989 FORE DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME WITH VIN #S
47303936 & 47303950.

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

Notice to person with dis


Cont'd pg. 14


Human Resource Analyst
Position #0192

This is specialized professional and
administrative work involving a compre-
hensive array of human resource pro-
grams, systems and functions. Provides
consultative service and interventions,
qualitative oversight, problem analysis and
resolution and general technical assis-
tance to managers, supervisors, HR con-
tact staff and employees on all human
resource matters, including classification
and pay, personnel, safety, employee ben-
efits, and personnel policies and proce-
dures. Coordinates recruitment, applicant
intake, screening, referral and hiring activ-
ities. Consults with employees and inter-
prets, analyzes, and researches informa-
tion on matters related to personnel rules
and regulations, safety compliance issues,
benefits programs and rules, disciplinary
and grievance matters, alcohol/drug test-
ing, the Employees Assistance Program,
and other human resource systems and
services. Writes agenda items as
required. Must posses skills in the use of
microcomputers and the associated pro-
grams and applications. Requires a bach-
elor's degree in public or business admin-
istration, human resource management,
one of the social/behavioral sciences or a
related field; and two years of administra-
tive and professional experience that
includes human resources; or an equiva-
lent combination of training and experi-
ence. Submit a Gadsden County employ-
ment application to the Human Resource
Office, 5-B East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL
32353. Application deadline: Opened
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@gadsden-
gov.net. You may obtain a copy of the
application by visiting our website at
gadsdengov.net. EOE/AA/DFWP.
12/28/06c


JOB

OPENINGS


I LEGALS


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Tailahassee, F 3t2303
222-2166 tel.--2227102 fax

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Talquin Plantation and Talquin Oaks
Two great subdivisions near Lake Talquin with Talquin water
and electric. Mobile homes welcome. Enjoy the best of
country living close to the Landing at Lake Talquin.
Great Owner Financing Available. $26,900.

Country Living at 551 Springbrook Rd.
Find peace and quiet in Springbrook Farms, Havana.
3BR/2BA, 1920 Sq. Ft. double-wide mobile home on 5 acres.
Features include large bonus room that opens onto rear deck.
Master Bath has garden tub and skylight. $137,900


2BR/1BA house on 1/2
acre lot. $475/mo. New
roof, carpets, paint.
W/D hookups and 2
BR/1BA apartment
$325/mo in Midway
near Lake Talquin. 99
High Bluff Ct. HUD
accepted. 850-443-
3300.
12/21-28p
Para la renta casa con
2BR/1 BA Terrero
grande $475/ Mo.
Techo, alfombras, pin-
tura nueva Lavadora y
secadora.
Apartamento de 2BR/
1BA $325/Mo. en


FROM pg. 13
abilities. If you have a dis-
ability which requires any
accommodation in order
to participate in the pro-
ceeding you are entitled at
no cost to you to the provi-
sions of certain assis-
tance. Please contact
NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk at 850-875-8601 or
write to him at PO Box
1649 Quincy, FL 32353
within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice.
If you.are hearing or voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771.
Dated this 7th day of
December 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/21 &28/06c

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

CASE NO. 01-1695
DIVISION

MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR GREEN-
POINT MORTGAGE
FUNDING, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MILDRED A. SWEET, et
al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE


Midway. 99 High Bluff
Ct. Ilamar al. Sr.
Moreno 443-3300.
12/21-28p
3BD home nice quiet
neighborhood. Fenced
yard, CHA. Newly ren-
ovated. HUD accepted.
627-7693.
12-21/1/04p
2 BR/ 1.5 BA town-
house, Quincy. Prive
driveway. Large private
back yard. Will accept
Section 8 approved
applicant. 1-813-382-
4261.
12/21-2pp


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated
December 12, 2006 and
entered in Case No 01-
1695 of the Circuit Court of
the Second Judicial Circuit
in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., is the
Plaintiff and MILDRED A.
SWEET; C. WRIGHT
SWEET; are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 11th day
of January, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 11, JOYLAND,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 PAGE 25 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, INCLUDING
THEREON THAT
CERTAIN 19889 FLEET
DOUBLEWIDE (60X27'
MOBILE HOME, R.P. NO.
12021881, I.D. NUMBER
FL1FL4675A AND
FL1FL4675B.
A/K/A 317 Holly Circle,
Quincy, FI 32351
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of,
the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
December 12, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court


FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.

Call
627-7375













Three 100 X 150
mobile home or single
family lots on Silver
Slipper off Calloway
$8,500.00 each. Call
212-3565.
12/28p


(SEAL) .,,;
By: Betty StPsadberry
Deputy Clerk
12/21 &28/06c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 202006
CA000130XXXXXX
WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A. ON BEHALF OF
THE CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS PARK PLACE
SECURITIES, INC.
ASSET-BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2005-
WCW1,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
VERONICA DAVIS, et al.,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to-an
Order or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure
dated April 4, 2006 and an
Order Resetting Sale
dated December 7, 2006,
and entered in Case No.
202006CA000130XXXXX
X of the Circuit Court of
the Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. on
Behalf of the
Certificateholders Park
Place Securities, Inc.
Asset-Backed Pass
Through Certificates
Series 2005-WCW1 is
Plaintiff and VERONICA
DAVIS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL


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UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED
DEFENDANT TO THIS
ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED, are
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the South
Front Door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 in Gadsden
County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on February 1, 2007,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER
OF SECTION 15, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST, AND RUN
WEST 102 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
330 FEET, THENCE RUN
WEST 78 FEET, THENCE
RUN NORTH 330 FEET,
THENCE RUN EAST 78
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, SAID LAND
SITUATE, LYING AND
BEING IN THE COUNTY
OF GADSDEN AND
STATE OF FLORIDA.

ALONG WITH 2005
DOUBLE WIDE MIRAG
MOBILE HOME VIN NO.
181542GA AND VIN NO.
H81542GR, TITLE NO.
93271923 AND TITLE
NO. 93272013.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the
court at 850-875-8601, fax
850-875-8612 within two
(2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice; if you
re hearing or voice
impaired, call Florida Relay
Service 800-955-8770.

DATED at Quincy, Florida,


on December 11, 2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By Betty Sue Sadberry ,
Deputy Clerk
12/21&28/06c
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION

The Department
announces receipt of an
application from Russell
Bourkard, File No. 07-
0266232-001-DF, to
recover pre-cut sub-
merged timber from the
Apalachicola River begin-
ning at Mile Marker 98.4
and ending at Mile Marker
78.4. The timber recover-
ies will be conducted in
Calhoun, Liberty, Jackson
and Gadsden County.
This application is being
processed and is available
for public inspection dur-
ing normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through
Friday except legal holi-
days, at the Northwest
District office at 160
Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-
5794.
12/28/06p

Notice of Intent
Pursuant to the amended
section 121.055, Florida
Statutes, the Gadsden
County Board of County
Commissioners hereby
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Management Service
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County Manager.
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tive January 1, 2007.
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Commissioner Winn announces Florida high school graduation rate


TALLAHASSEE
Education Commissioner John
L. Winn today announced
Florida's graduation rate was 71
percent in 2005-2006, a
decrease compared to last year's
rate of 71.9 percent. In 1998-
1999, the graduation rate was
60.2 percent and rates have con-
tinued to increase steadily since
that time until this year. Even
with the slight decline, more
students than ever 136,070 -
graduated on time in 2005-
2006, an increase of 4,563 stu-
dents. The State Board of
Education and Florida
Legislature recognize that high
school students need more rigor
and relevance in school to pre-
pare them for the challenges of
postsecondary education, the
workplace and graduation.
Governor Jeb Bush's A++ Plan
for Education, approved this
year, includes critical middle
and high school reform meas-
ures to ensure students succeed.
In addition, the Department of
Education is convening a


Dropout Prevention Task Force
to develop further strategies to
help Florida's struggling stu-
dents stay committed to gradua-
tion.
"We cannot wait to challenge
our students to achieve their full
potential in high school and
beyond," said Commissioner
Winn. "We must aggressively
work to engage our students
today, for there may not be
another opportunity to show
them what they are capable of
accomplishing."
A third of the state's school
districts had an increase in the
graduation rate. Four districts
had significant increases or
decreases with a more than nine
percent change. Jackson
County had the largest increase
in the number of students grad-
uating on time with a 9.1 per-
cent increase, while counties
with the greatest declines were
Franklin County (-19.3 per-
cent), Jefferson County (-14.6
percent) and Holmes County (-
9.3 percent).


The A++ Plan for Education
will increase the rigor and rele-
vance of high school ensuring
students stay engaged until
graduation. Beginning next
school year, ninth grade stu-
dents entering high school will
be required to earn 16 core aca-
demic credits and eight elective
credits in order to graduate with
a high school diploma. Core
requirements consist of four
credits of English and mathe-
matics; three credits of social
studies and science; one credit
of fine arts; and one credit in
physical education and health.
To better involve students in
planning and making decisions
for their future, they will now
select an area of interest for four
of their eight elective credits as
part of their personalized educa-
tion and career plan. Students
will choose from 440 approved
major areas of interest and there
will be flexibility so students
can change their areas of
emphasis if they wish. Major
areas are available for students


in high schools throughout
Florida, including students with
disabilities working toward a
special diploma, students
enrolled in career academies or
magnet programs, and students
in charter schools.
"We want students to have an
opportunity to pursue an area of
passion so they can begin to dis-
cern how best to develop their
strengths and abilities while
pursuing a topic where their
interests lay," said K-12 Public
Schools Chancellor Cheri
Pierson Yecke, Ph.D.
The graduation rate for
African-American students was
56.9 percent, a slight decline of
.2 percent. Florida's Hispanic
students had a graduation rate
of 63.7 percent compared to
64.5 percent last year. During
2005-2006, the graduation rate
for American Indian students
increased to 75.7 percent com-
pared to 73.3 percent last year.
Florida's Asian students also
saw an increase in their gradua-
tion rate to 83.2 percent com-


pared to 82.2 percent last year.
2005-2006 Dropout Rate
Florida's dropout rate is the
percentage of high school stu-
dents in grades nine to 12 from
the year's total enrollment who
are reported as dropouts by
Florida's school districts.
Florida's dropout rate has
ranged from a high of 5.4 per-
cent in 1998-1999 to a low of
2.9 percent in 2003-2004. This
year, Florida's dropout rate was
3.5 percent, a less than one per-
cent increase (5,535 students)
compared to last year's rate of 3
percent. A third of the state's
school districts had a decline in
the number of dropouts.
"We have not been able to
pinpoint the exact cause of this
year's rates," said
Commissioner Winn. "I am
appointing a task force to study
this issue and report to the State
Board of Education and Florida
Legislature. The task force
members are a diverse group of
people with broad experience in
secondary education and work-


ing with at-risk youth in schools
and communities."
The Dropout Prevention
Task Force members are from
across the state and represent
faith-based, civic, juvenile jus-
tice, education and business
organizations. The chair is
Reverend Ken Scrubbs of Youth
Outreach Community in
Leesburg. The task force will
convene its first meeting in
January and meet each month
until March when they will
present recommendations to the
Florida Legislature.
The dropout rate for African-
American students was 4.7 per-
cent compared to 3.9 percent
"last year. The dropout rate for
Hispanic students was 4.3 per-
cent compared to 3.6 percent
last year. All other ethnicities
except for Asian students also
saw an increase in dropout
rates. The difference between
white and minority dropout
rates narrowed further in 2004-
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16 The Gadsden County Times December 28, 2006


2006


The year in review


JANUARY

The year-began with the
county trying to keep the
operator's license for
Gadsden Community
Hospital in county hands.
The hospital closed in
November of 2005 and the
county had been hampered
by the former management
firm, Ashford Healthcare
Systems, Inc., from using
the license to re-open the
hospital. County Manager
Marlon Brown said he was'
doing his best negotiating
on the county's behalf to
keep the license.
A standing room only
crowd heard Senator Bill
Nelson talk about national
politics and foreign policy.
Citizens were brought up
to date on issues such as
undocumented workers,
voting rights and the war
in Iraq. The gathering was
one of Nelson's trademark
"town meetings" held
throughout the state.
The Gretna Clinic found
itself running low on funds
and asked the county for
financial relief.. Dr. Jaibun
Earp, Ph.D., ARNP profes-
sor and director of the
FAMU Wellness Center on


Gretna told the board of
county commissioners that
the clinic needed money
from the board if it was to
remain open.
"The clinic is faced with
closing because of a lack
of funding. We are the only
clinic serving the citizens
in the western portion of
the county. we don't want
to lose the clinic," she said.
Quincy City Manager
Willie Earl Banks held the
first-ever state of the city
meeting with employees.
He explained the city's
financial status and said it
does not affect them in a
negative way.
"The county finds itself
at a great loss," said Board
of County Commission
Chairman Ed Dixon. He
was referring to the death
of former county commis-
sioner, Hentz Fletcher. He
served the citizens of
Gadsden County as a com-
missioner from 1994-
2002. Fletcher, 64, passed
away on January 10 in
Tallahassee. Graveside
services were held.
Locals observed the
Martin Luther King, Jr.
birthday by in various
ways. There was a symbol-
ic freedom march in


Gretna, parades in
Chattahoochee and
Havana and church servic-
es. The City of Quincy
partnered with the
Gadsden County Chapter
of the National Hook-Up
of Black Women and the
MLK Foundation, Inc. of
Florida to sponsor the
annual Unity Breakfast at
the Joe Ferolito Recreation
Center.
Dr. Carolyn Ford, for-
mer Quincy Mayor, was
named the new chairman
of the Florida Black
Chamber of Commerce.
Ford said she accepted the
position because of her
concern for the economic
development of Florida
and because she wanted to
help alleviate poverty.
The wind may have
been blowing but the bit-
ing cold didn't keep every-
one away from Unity on
the Square.
Fifty new rooms were
added to the county-with
the opening of the the Best
Western Hotel in Midway.
Shirley and Gary Patel are
the owners of the hotel.
Suwanee Hardwood
also opened it doors in
Quincy. The new hard-
wood/lumber and plywood


company will sell whole-
sale and retail.


February

On the advice of the leg-
islative delegation, munic-
ipalties got together to
come up with a "wish list"
to present to the 2006 leg-
islature. For months the
county commission's staff
and city managers from the
five municipalities had
been meeting to hammer
out a plan to present to
state representatives at the
annual delegation meeting.
The list included:
*The Rural Economic
Development Initiative
Project.
*Support of a funding
request for countywide
water/sewer infrastructure
engineer and design study.
*Funding for renova-
tions at the courthouse.
*Funding to repair the
hospital.
*Increased funding for
healthcare.
*Increased funding to
address the health care
needs for Florida's
Medicaid eligible popula-
tion.
Maria Pouncey was


named a Hometown Hero
for her work with the
county's Hispanic popula-
tion. The child of immi-
grants, Pouncey works
through the schools and
social service agencies to
help the thousands of
migrants who stop in
Gadsden County annually
and those who have made
a permanent home here.
Lt. .Gov. Toni Jennings
came to Stewart Street
Elementary School to kick
off the state's Mentoring
Initiative. She was joined
by Quincy's Mayor Sherrie
Taylor and other local
elected and appointed offi-
cials.
Quincy's own Dean
Mitchell came home and
was honored for his contri-
bution to the world of fine
art during a gala at the
Sawano Club. The event
raised, thousands of dollars
to benefit Gadsden Art
Center.
Mitchell, whose works
sell for thousands and
whose art is in collections
nationwide, said he was
humbled by the honor
given him by people in his
hometown.
Premier Bank moved
from downtown to its new


digs on Pat Thomas
Parkway. Bruce Rowan,
bank president, cut the rib-
bon to make the move offi-
cial.
Speaking of on the
move, ground was broken
in Midway for a new
Comfort Inn. Helping to
turn over the first shovels
of dirt were Delores
Madison, Midway's
mayor, Midway council-
man James Hinson. and
owners Manhar and Gida
Bhakta.
County officials and
representatives from Cook
Brothers, Inc., the con-
struction company that
built the William "Bill"
McGill Public Library,
gathered in front of the
completed facility when
Finley Cook returned to
the county $27,381.60 in
money the company saved
by completing the library a
month early.
It was like hands across
the borders in February
when Quincy mayor
Sherrie Taylor and Gretna
mayor Helen Franks sealed
the interlocal agreement
between the two cities with
a handshake.
The agreement,, which
took several months to


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2006


work out, allows Gretna
access to Quincy's water
supply in Mt. Pleasant.
The connecting of the
water supply to the Gretna
water system is one of the
final steps in removing a
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
sanction that will not allow
new water hookups to the
city's water service.
More than 250 people
showed up at a workshop
at the National Guard
Armory seeking answers
to the confusing Medicare
Part D that deals with pre-
scription medicine for the
elderly and people with
disabilities.
Those attending had the
opportunity to talk with
experts from Social
Security, healthcare pro-
fessionals and drug com-
panies about what kind of
package best suited their
needs.
The Gadsden
Correctional Institution, a
women's prison facility on
State Road 12 west of
Quincy, became a training
facility for dogs that will
eventually be used as
Canine Companions for
Independence and Canine
Detection Research, a pro-
gram that will teach them
to sniff out bombs and
other illegal substances.
The program is sponsored
by Auburn University.
By mid-February four
people had been killed on
county roads. Sheriff,,
Morris Young said the
county was on track for
another record year of fatal
car crashes.
A Gadsden County jury
awarded a Georgia woman
more than $3.5 million
dollars for massive injuries
she sustained when she
was hit by a car on
Interstate 10 by a
Marianna car dealership
general manager in 2003.
Doris Black, a teacher at
James A. Shanks Middle
School, was overjoyed and
touched when she was
named the school district's
Teacher of the Year. All of
her life, Black said, her
only aim was to be a good
teacher.
Black shed tears of joy
as she was surprised in her
classroom when Supt.
Reginald James walked
into her classroom and pre-
sented her with a bouquet
of flowers and a bouquet
of balloons.
The City of Quincy
voted to pay $80,000 to a
Tallahassee firm to con-
duct a forensic audit of the
city's books. After an hour
of discussing which firm to
hire, the commission set-
tled on Thomas, Howell,
and Fergurson to conduct
the audit.


March


The construction of
West Gadsden High
School hit another snag
when the request for pre-
liminary site approval was
turned down by the board
of county commissioners.
Sam Hawkins, represent-


The year in review


ing the National
Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) said the
organization had a prob-
lem with the selected site.
His issue concerned the
sometimes heavy traffic in
the area. He suggested the
architects construct a cat-
walk across Highway 12 to
help insure the safety of
the children.
Students fighting on
campus became such a
problem that the school
board devoted an entire
workshop trying to figure
out how to curtail the vio-
lence.
"We need the school
board to strengthen the
policy for students who
fight all the time," said
asst. superintendent Dr.
James Brown. He present-
ed 'his Fight Intervention
Program, a pilot program
aimed at punishing repeat
offenders.
The annual West Florida
Livestock Steer and Swine
Show and Sale was a big
success. The Grand
Champion Steer was
owned by Cassie Martin
and the Reserve Champion
Steer was owned by Dustin


Martin. In the hog catego-
ry, Cody Granger had the
Grand Champion while
Jake Moore had the
Reserve Champion.
Friction between Clerk
of Courts Nicholas
Thomas and County
Manager Marlon Brown
continued. In a letter to
Brown, Thomas said he
had been contacted
"numerous times" by ven-
dors who had not been
paid by the county.
"In an effort to expedite
payment, we contacted the
county departments only to
learn that the bills had
been submitted by them
timely and appropriately to
the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) depart-
ment for processing.
However, they have not
been forwarded to the
Clerk's office for auditing
and payment," he wrote.
Brown said the clerk
was aware of a new system
that the county had begun
and cited that as the reason
for some late payments.
The Town of
Greensboro got what they
wanted from the state in
the form of a $600,000
grant to be used for street


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Regular County Commission Meetings for
January 2007
will be on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 6:00 p.m. and
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 6:00 pm ;m."
12128/06C



Notice of City of Midway City
Planning and Zoning Board

Notice is hereby given to all concerned that on January 11,
2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Midway City Hall, Midway, Florida
32343. The Planning and Zoning board members will meet
and hear the following application:

1. Voluntary annexation of approximately 6.44 acres of
land located on the northwest corner of US 90 and CR
159.
2. A request to change the zoning on approximately 6.44
acres of land located on the northwest corner of US 90
and CR 159 from Gadsden County Rural Residential
land use to a City of Midway Interchange Commercial
land use.
3. Voluntary annexation of approximately 9.64 acres of
land located near the 10/90 Commerce Park.

Interested parties may inspect the applications at the
Midway City Hall or appear at the meeting to become more
informed or to be heard with the respect to the proposed
developments. For more information please call Deanna
Green at 574-2355.
12/28/06c


Local Planning Agency (LPA) Meeting Notice
City of Midway, Florida

Notice is hereby given that the City of Midway, Florida,
will hold a meeting of its Local Planning Agency (LPA) on
January 11, 2007 immediately following the Planning and
Zoning Board meeting, to review a proposed local gov-
ernment comprehensive plan amendments for a Small
Scale Land Use Amendment for Henry Dover, etal. The
proposed plan amendments will be adopted by proposed
ordinance number 2007-3, described, by titles only, as:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MIDWAY, FLORIDA,
AMENDING ORDINANCE 91-03, ENTITLED
"THE CITY OF MIDWAY, FLORIDA COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN", AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED;
PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE;
PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF A SMALL SCALE
PLAN AMENDMENT; REVISING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP; PROVIDING A SHORT TITLE;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The meeting will be held at Midway City Hall, located at 50
Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, Florida 32343. For
more information concerning the public hearing, please
contact Deanna Green at 850-574-2355. Any person
needing special accommodation under the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), should contact the City at-850-754-
2355. 12/28/06c


paving. The money came
from the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs and help the small
town get much needed


paving.
The politicians started
flocking to the county in
mid-March. The first
statewide politicians to


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gubernatorial candidate
Rod Smith, and Skip
Campbell, candidate for
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Notice of City of Midway City Council Meeting

S 1. The City of Midway, Florida, has been
:. ordered by the Circuit Court of the Second
,z sJudicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County,
Florida, to consider the matter of Taylor Ridge
Subdivision and provide the applicant with either
approval or denial of the project. In accordance
With the Court Order, the City Council will hold a
'-- E public hearing on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at
t 7:00 p.m., in the Midway City Council
Chambers, 50 Martin Luther King Boulevard,
Midway, Florida 32343. Notice is hereby given
S" that all interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard by the City Council with
respect to the matter listed above. A copy of the
County Order is available at Midway City Hall
and may be inspected by the public. Any person
Swho decides to appeal the decision made by
_' -- the City Council with respect to this matter will
Need a record of the proceedings and that for
such purpose, the person making the appeal
22 will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which record includes the
.... testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is based.
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LOCA-OrN MAP Approval
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2006


he year in review


lunched with Democrats
at Carol's County Cookin,
a soul food restaurant.
The East Gadsden
JROTC brought home the
bacon when they placed
first in competition
statewide. Nashville
recording artist and
"hometown boy" Billy
Dean paid a visit and did a
benefit to help an old
friend. He and his daugh-
ter, Hannah, sang one song
with him, and Mayor
Sherrie Taylor presented
him with the key to the
city.
Close to 500 people
turned out for the first
"Women Rock" concert at
Spanish Moss Farm. The
event was held to benefit
the Refuge House, a shel-
ter for battered women and
children. Performers
included Holly Near, Dar
Williams, Doria Roberts,
Alix Owens and others.
Interim Finance
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sisoners in March. She
advised against spending
any unnecessary funds
until the financial picture
was clearer.
The Stewart Street
Bridge which has been
closed for more than a year
was finally repaired. The
repair was accomplished
by a joint effort of the city
and the county.
The Town of Havana
*received a $600,000 revi-
talization grant from from
the downtown area from
the Florida Department of
Community Affairs. The
money will be used to
upgrade sidewalks, street
lights, and building fronts.

April


In April, veteran law
enforcement officer
Marianne Scholer was
named police chief of
Greensboro. Scholer, the
town's first female police
chief, had worked at the
Orange County Sheriffs
Office prior to moving to
Greensboro. She retired
from OCSO in 1995 after
26 years on the force, dur-
ing which she served as its
first female patrol ser-
geant, the first woman pro-
moted to captain and the
first woman promoted to
major. She served in the
U.S. Navy in the late '60s,
and studied journalism at a
military academy during
that time.
And to the dismay of
many, Chandler's
Hamburgers announced
plans to close. A regular
institution in Gadsden
County, the burger joint
had been around for 45
years.
In Havana, a group of
local veterans gathered
with friends and family to
dedicate the "Price of
Freedom" veterans' memo-
rial, while volunteer fire-
fighters broke ground on a
new Robertsville/St. John
Community Fire Station.
Meanwhile, Gadsden
County Sheriff Morris
Young recruited four law
enforcement retirees, who
had worked for agencies
ranging from the
Tallahassee Police
Department to the FBI, to
head up his Cold Case
team.
Later in April, a crowd
of close to 3,000 gathered
at the Gadsden County
Courthouse to protest
House Bill 4437, which
took a strict stance on ille-
gal immigrants and made it


a felony to knowingly hire
one. Gadsden County
Commissioner Brenda
Holt and Quincy Mayor
Sherrie Taylor spoke in
support of immigrants,
with Holt saying, "If they
go back, we all go back.
The Indians are the only
ones who can stay. We can
start with the Europeans if
we want to start sending
people back where they
came from."
Also in April, the cities
of Chattahoochee, Gretna
and Quincy elected several
new commissioners and
re-elected others.
Willie Fagg defeated
David Sailor for Gretna's
district 3 seat and John
Smith Jr. took the city's
district 1 seat from former
mayor Ernest Barkley Jr.
In the Quincy race, Derek
Elias won the district 3
seat and Glendale Ross
defeated Sam Palmer.
Chattahoochee City
Council member James
Atkins held onto his dis-
trict 1 seat, defeating chal-
lenger Ann Williams, and
Jerry Wynn, opposed by
William Glass, kept his
district 5 seat.
In other news, the
Florida Department
Emergency Management's
Office of E-911 awarded
the county a $458,000
grant to improve commu-
nications. The grant
allowed the Sheriff's
Office to make the first


upgrade to its E-911 center
in 14 years. The upgrade
included a state-of-the-art
tracking system.

County commissioners
approved land-use changes
requested by developers
for 3,600 acres of Gadsden
County land over the state
Department of Community
Affair's assertion that the
developments were indica-
tive of urban sprawl.
And in education news,
Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald
James became the first
Gadsden County resident
to be named to Florida
A&M University's Gallery
of Distinction in April.
May
Jury selection began the
first week of May for the
murder trial of Willie
Sentille Smith. Smith was
accused of killing his girl-
friend, 19-year-old
Kimberly Walker, her
mother, Deondra Scott, 35,
and family members 16-
year-old Laterica Jackson
and 14-year-old Terrel
Brown in what law
enforcement officials
called one of the worst
crimes in the county's his-
tory. Smith, who was 21 at
the time of the murders in
2004, was charged with
four counts of first-degree
murder.
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test scores
showed improvements in
Gadsden County third-


graders' reading skills; 57
percent were reading at or
above grade level.
Mathematics scores also
improved, with 59 percent
of the county's third-
graders scoring at or above
grade level.
Also in the first week of
the month, Tricia Collins
was named director of the
Gadsden County Arts
Center. Collins migrated
from New York City,
where she owned an art
gallery near SoHo, to
Tallahassee in 2001 shortly
before the 911 attacks. She
was also once appointed
senior art critic at Yale
University, where she also
taught art criticism.
And three Quincy City
Commissioners continued
their efforts to fire City
Manager Willie Earl
Banks, laying the bulk of
the blame for the city's
financial problems on his
shoulders. Banks resigned
his position later in the


month, and Bill Bogan was
hired as city manager. The
city gave Banks nine
months' severance pay and
his accumulated vacation
and sick leave in return for
his resignation.
Area high schools read-
ied for graduation, and
hometown hero and
Superbowl 37 superstar
Dexter Jackson returned to
Gadsden County to present
to his mother a house he'd
bought her for Mother's
Day. Jackson, a Florida
State University alumni,
was designated Most
Valuable Player in
Superbowl 37 while play-
ing for the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers.
Florida legislators gave
Gadsden County $5.66
million during the 2006
session for projects includ-
ing a county water and
sewer infrastructure proj-
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2006


The


year in review


Other projects funded
through the allocation include
renovations to the Gadsden
County Courthouse and train-
ing for Midway volunteer
firefighters.
The Gadsden County
Public Library opened its
new building on Pat Thomas
Parkway, and Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission officer Mike
Fish was named Law
Enforcement Officer of the
Year by the Quincy Rotary
Club, the Quincy Pilot Club
and the Quincy Kiwanis
Club.
Also in May, County
Commissioners doubled 'the
cost of a permit allowing
rural residents to dump their
garbage at one of the county's
five dumpster sites from $50
to $100 per year.
And a 49-year-old Havana
man, Joseph Green, was
charged with four counts of
lewd and lascivious acts after
two of his 11 adopted chil-
dren told authorities they had
been molested by him. A
' December trial over the
charges ended in mistrial;
Green will be tried again in
January.
June
Havana residents re-elect-
edT.J. Davis as mayor and
Vemell Ross as mayor pro
tem this month. Bobby Miller
and Shirley McGill also won
re-election; all four ran unop-
posed.
Eleven Gadsden County
high school seniors graduated
with not just diplomas but
associate's degrees as well
after participating in a dual-
enrollment program available
through Tallahassee
Community College.
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Miranda Lewis, Gabriel
Mack, Kenneth Thomas,
Dontavius Tribue anc
Alondrea Williams.
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County Health Council pro-
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care surtax to help pay foi
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with new City Manager Bill
Bogan, a three-year,
$110,000 annual salary deal
including use of a city vehi-
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retirement.
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sioners voted to name fellow
commissioner Nadine Smith
mayor of Gretna and unani-
mously chose Commissioner
Anthony Baker as mayor prc
tem.
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suspects during a drug sweep
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Jackson, Charles Lamb,
Frankie Manuel, Deronko
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DOE. Two schools,
Crossroads Academy Charter
School and Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School,
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Twelve-year County
Commission veteran Sterling
Watson announced he wasn't
running for re-election, and a
soldier with local ties was
killed in the war in Iraq. Lt. In
other news, John Shaw
Vaughan, a platoon leader
with the 172nd Stryker
Brigade Combat Team, was
killed June 7 during a fire-
fight in Mosul. He was buried
in Quincy, and spent a fair
amount of time in Gadsden
County as a youth at the
home of his grandmother,
Rebecca Shaw.
And Quincy police arrest-
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charges of kidnapping and
witness tampering involving
a state's witness after he
allegedly abducted a man
scheduled to testify against
him in an upcoming drug
trial.
Toward the end of the
month, county residents
mourned the loss of Dr. Jessie
Furlow, a long-time Gadsden
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S' '-- It's time to celebrate the coming of the year 2007! Can you believe that yet another year has passed? 'le..
Year's Day is celebrated on January 1st in most countries around the world it is a time when people welcome in the New Year with
K _,.. '"' f" friends and 'amily by following traditions and making resolutions to improve their health and ways of life. *. -*
The New Year's Day celebrations are not just a modem tradition, but date back to the Babylonian time of 2000 B.C. In Anceril B bylo ', the beginning of the New Year fell
in springtime with the Vernal Equinox. The Vernal Equinox is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the first day of summer. The New Year's
resolutions like we are Ianmiiiar '.* ith today date all the way to the celebrations of those in the Ancient Babylonian society. A common ancient resolution would be to return an
item borrowed from one's neighbor, such as farming equipment or tools. The Ancient Roman's also celebrated the New Year's Day much in the same style as the
Babylonians and of modern day people as well. The Roman's were the first people to declare that the New Year would begin on January first, and it has been that way for
most of the world ever since.
In modem society, New Year's Day is celebrated with many famous events. The first Tournament of Roses Parade occurred in California in 1886. This tournament
celebrated the orange crops. The Rose Bc.'%I was added to this tradition in 1902, and is still a popular New Year's celebration today. The famous V'ia:"rfor'd Crystaf Ball Drop
in New York's Time Square is internationally televised each year. Similar celebrations occur in cities around the United States, such as in Atlanta, Georgia. The Peach Drop
occurs on New Year's Eve in Atlanta, in order to usher in the New Year.
New Year's Day traditions also include :raditicrns that are centered on different foods. Many Americans believe that it brings good luck to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's
Day. Some take the tradition even farther, saying that if you do not eat black-eyed peas you may be bringing yourself bad luck. Other cuitjres believe that rice or cabbage
brings the same good fortune for another year. In the Netherlands, donuts are eaten on New Year's Day for luck. The circular shape of the donut is said to symbolize the
completion of the year and to hope for a full completion of the year to come. Honwe.er you and your family celebratee New Year's Day, af,..ays remember to be handfull for the
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The Gadsden County Times December 28, 2006 21


New law concerning charter schools causes lawsuit


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
The way things stand, the
Gadsden County School Board
oversees the one charter school
in the county and the establish-
ment of any others.
That would change under a
recently-enacted law.
And while the local school
board isn't a plaintiff in a law-


suit filed Dec. 15 by the Florida
School Boards Association
claiming the law is unconstitu-
tional, local School Board
members support the filing of
the suit Chairman Isaac
Simmons said.
"Our position is, we are in
favor of the lawsuit," Simmons
said Tuesday. "We think the
charter school should come
under the governance of the


local school board."
The new law gives the
Florida Schools of Excellence
Commission the ability to grant
charters.
Part of the problem' the local
school board has with that is
that it creates the possibility that
members of the commission
could grant a charter to any
school in the state without con-
sulting the school board in the


county in which the charter
school would be established.
That, they say, is in direct con-
flict with the state constitution.
"I think most charter schools
benefit from governance by the
local school board," Simmons
said. "For example, we provide
meals for a fee, we provide
transportation, for a fee I think
this would hurt the local chart
schools if they did this."


Currently, Crossroad
Academy is the only charter
school in Gadsden County. It
earned an "A" grade from the
state department of education
last year.
Charter schools are public
schools that are managed by
groups or businesses that are
not affiliated with the county
school district.
Simmons, who was nominat-


ed Tuesday night during the
regular Gadsden County School
Board meeting to continue his
role as Gadsden County liaison
to the state School Board
Association, said he doesn't see
any benefit to changing the cur-
rent structure of charter school
oversight.
"Local control works," he
said. "I think we're doing a good
job."


Havana Elementary teacher awarded Fellowship


ESE teacher Parish
Williams (2002-2003
Gadsden County Teacher of
the Year) has been awarded a
Library-Media fellowship.
This allows him to earn a
Master's Degree from FSU in
Library and Information
Studies. It will take Mr.


Williams 2 years for him to
earn the degree.
The $1.3 million in grants
to this fellowship program
comes from the Institute
of Museum and Library
Services' 2006 Laura Bush
21st Century Librarian
Program and FSU. Significant,


about this fellowship is that
Williams had to compete with
other teachers in the state of
Florida. Only 30 were award-'
ed and 4 of the 30 are from
Gadsden County. The other
winners from our county are
Bobby Hopkins, Kecia Hills
and Heather Garcia.


The competition for this
fellowship was announced in
October 2006. It required
Williams to first pass the
GRE (Graduate Records
Examination). He also had to
submit an essay on leadership
and other pertinent docu-
ments had to be filed with his


application.
Principal Elizabeth Turner
knows she has an outstanding
teaching staff and is especial-
ly proud of Williams. It
required a lot of hard work
and many hours to complete
everything necessary for the
application. Parish Williams


has been with Havana
Elementary for eight and half
years. He is from Havana and
attends New Jerusalem
Missionary, Baptist Church
where he serves as Director of
the Christian Performing Arts
Ministry. Our HATS OFF to
Mr. Williams!


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The Gadsden County Times December 28, 2006 23


Women's Caring Group, friends make charity an annual event


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It's not easy gathering toys
and games for 540 children. It's
just as difficult to make sure
that 210 families have a nice
Christmas meal on the table.
But that's what the Women's
Caring Group and a few of their
friends have been doing for sev-
eral years.
St. Thomas The Apostle
Catholic Church was a beehive
of activity as 25 volunteers
from the group transformed
themselves into hardworking
elves in order to package thou-
sands of gifts for children this
Christmas.
"It starts in November when
we notify agencies such as


Panhandle Area Education
Consortium (PAEC) and
Apalachee Mental Health
Center," said Lorraine Knight,
organizer. These organizations
complete forms, listing the ages
and sex of the children. The
forms are sent back to Knight
who then begins to formulate a
master list.
Also in November, post
cards are sent to families what
will recieve the donated gifts
and food. The card serves to
notify them that they have been
selected and it also gives the
families an appointment date
and time to arrive at the church.
Knight gives all the credit to
people in the community who
make the donations as well as
the Women's Caring Group who


volunteers to package and label
all of the gifts.
"A lot of hard work goes into
this project. Without these
ladies, we couldn't do it,"
Knight said.
Last Saturday, on the day of
distribution, The Good
Shepards of Tallahassee
brought a truck load of food for
the families. "This is something
they do every year. They pro-
vide all of the food baskets,"
she said.
Most of the gifts are donated
from outside Gadsden County,
coming from churches and
organizations in Tallahassee.
Local people were also able to
give by selecting a name from
an "Angel Tree" erected in the
church.


Women's Caring Group and a few of their friends


Gadsden Elementary entertains,


District II WVF honors veterans



Establishes Gadsden VFW Ladies Auxiliary


John R. Nelson, Sr. will
honor World War II veterans
Albert Bethune, the grand-
son of Dr. Mary McCloud
Bethune, and Clarence
Morgan, Sunday, December
31, 1:00 p.m. at St. John
AME Church in Midway.
Albert Bethune and
Clarence Morgan served in
the United States Army dur-
ing World War II, 1942
through 1945.
They were assigned to
Army units in Europe during
the war. Bethune, formerly
of Daytona Beach, has
resided in Quincy for several
years. Morgan, a New
Orleans native, recently relo-
cated to Quincy.
Both .veterans recently


became members of
Gadsden County VFW Post
12054.
Dr. Carolyn Brooks, pas-
tor of St. John, has success-
fully completed work in
recruiting the required 20
ladies needed to organize a
VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
The Application for
Charter document was
signed by Commander Cecil
Taylor, Gadsden County Post
12054, and submitted to
VFW state headquarters to
establish Gadsden County
VFW Post 12054 Ladies
Auxiliary. It will be reviewed
by the state Ladies Auxiliary
president in Ocala, and if
approved, forwarded to
VFW national office in


Kansas City, MO. Final
approval and charter
issuance should be complet-
ed within 60 days.
Any lady who is 18 years
of age or older, and the wife,
mother, sister or daughter of
a VFW qualified veterans is
eligible for membership in a
VFW Ladies Auxiliary unit.
VFW qualified veterans
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War I, World War II, Korean
Conflict or the Republic of
South Korea, Vietnam War,
Iraq and Afghanistan wars,
or areas that are identified as
hostile fire by VFW
Constitution and National
By-Laws; such as Granada,
Berlin Germany and others.


Kindergarten and First Grade students from Gadsden Elementary share the spirit of the sea-
son with a musical presentation to the residents of the Magnolia House. Students enjoyed singing
a variety of holiday songs and visited with the residents. The residents provided lots of hugs to
show their appreciation to the students.


Santa's helpers


Most of the time Bob Smith and Ronald Gunn are mechanics who spend all day keeping the
fleet of cars on the road for the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office. Recently, they were drafted as
Santa's helpers and asked to make minor repairs and put the finishing touches on bicycles that
were distributed by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Gadsden County
Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women. The two were able to repair more than 30
bicycles just in time for Christmas. The bicycles were donated by Wal-Mart and given to local
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