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Preparing for

MLK Day
Gadsden gets ready to honor
civil rights icon...Page 3


Tasers for

Gretna Police?

City discusses possibility of using
controversial weapons...Page 6


Local signs

with UNM

Sylvester Hatten to play football
for Lobos in 2007...Page 10


Sheriff plays

Santa
Gadsden County Sheriff leads
charity drive..Page 9


School head

to be featured

on new show

by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Gadsden County Schools Superintendent
Reginald James and his wife, Betty will be
the first guests featured on a new Florida
Education Channel series.
Florida Department of Education teacher
liaison Nicole Flesvig made arrangements to
interview the couple after hearing about the
progress the school district has made in recent
years and the children's book Mrs. James, a
long-time teacher, is writing.
The show, "Teacher Talk", is scheduled to
tape Thursday or Friday. The date on which it
will air had not been set earlier this week.
"It speaks volumes to the progress we've
-made," James said Saturday. "I think that's a
tremendous honor, to have been chosen for the
show. The credit goes to all the community the
teachers, the administrators and the students."
James said he plans to highlight some of the
district's notable achievements in recent years.
"We'll talk about academic progress, the
number of students working at grade level.
We'll share with them the fact that we've been
able to move our schools away from failing,"
James said. "We'll share some of the faith-based
initiatives we have 56-plus churches working
with us that began here in Gadsden County.
We'll talk about school uniforms and how we
were able to get them for elementary and
middle school students through a process that
made the parents the driving force behind it,
The key to the success of our efforts is we
See SHOW on Page 3


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More Year in Review in Gadsden County

Beginning on Page 12





Fugitive returned to Gadsden from Texas


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Lt. Jim Corder and Investigator
Ulysses Jenkins of the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office returned to
Quincy last Friday afternoon with
fugitive Richard Lenorris Footman in
tow.


WW II vet


recognized


for service

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Albert Bethune was a senior at Morehouse
College in Atlanta when the attack on Pearl
harbor occurred. Like most Americans .he
listened to the radio reports with horror. But
what happened that fateful Sunday morning
changed his life forever.
"The entire senior class about 140-150 was
called up for active duty. We were all reserves
but we were called," he said.
Last Sunday, during a special program at St.
Paul AME Church in Midway, Bethune was
presented a certificate of appreciation by
Veterans of Foreign Wars District II
Commander John Nelson, Sr.
The certificate stated that Bethune was
presented recognition by a "pr..tc-1 nation
that remembered." Before the presentation,
Nelson gave spoke briefly on the purpose of
the award.

See VET on Page 3


Footman was apprehended earlier in
the week by the Austin, Texas police
force.
He was captured without incident in
a motel in that city.
Footman had been the subject of a
manhunt by the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement and the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office.


le was wanted on several charges
related to narcotics violations and
aggravated battery of a witness.
.Warrants were issued for Footman
;iarging him with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, retaliating
against a witness and causing great
bodil) harm, sale of crack cocaine,
possession of crack cocaine with


intent to distribute, and possession of
marijuana.
Footman was considered by
authorities as extremely violent due,to
the fact that he had beaten the
potential witness about the head with
a blunt instrument severely enough
the man was treated and released from
a local hospital.


Albert Bethune holds the certificate presented to him Sunday by VFW District II Commander for his
service during World War II.


Resolving to keep those resolutions


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
We've all done it vowed New Year's Eve
to eat less, walk more, take a class or get
organized.
But come February, those pledges fall to
the wayside at the first waft of caramel-
covered after-dinner decadence.
Often enough, New Year's resolutions
involve making behavioral changes losing
weight, exercising more, managing money
better, smoking cessation.
Dr. Jay Reeves, chief clinical and
managed care officer for Apalachee Center,
a non-profit behavioral healthcare
organization with offices in eight Big Bend
counties including Gadsden, says there are a
few ways to help keep those resolutions
alive and kicking throughout the year.
"I think the thing about New Year's
resolutions is that this is a time of year
everybody wants to make a change, start
fresh," Reeves said. "There are some tricks


to negotiating control of bad habits."
First and foremost, don't bite off more
than you can chew literally or figuratively,
Reeves said.
"Start small. People tend to be much more
successful at whatever they do if they are
building successes instead of failures," he
noted.
Another tactic? Change the scenery.
"Change your set a little,bit. Most habits
and routines are based on cues. If you
normally eat. supper right after you get
home from work, change the cue stop at
the gym and exercise before, you go home
or wait an hour before eating when you get
home," Reeves said. "Every time you
change the environment a little bit, you're
giving a little bit of a nudge to that bad
habit."
A third bit of advice? Pay attention to
what you are doing and when you are doing
it. If you smoke, note the times when you

See RESOLUTIONS on Page 3


Locals put diet, finances

at top of resolution list


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
They say that about half of the
people who make resolutions
don't keep them more than a few
months. The
top
resolutions,
have
something to
do with diet
and 'exercise
and keeping a
lid oil
spending.
Here's what Madison


a few -..
Gadsden
countians had
to say about
their
resolutions:
Delores
Madison,
Midway's
mayor, is Wilhoit
departing from
most regular
resolutions. "I will be more
spiritual this year. I will ask the
Lord for more guidance and I

See LOCALS on Page 3


Gretna reappoints city officials at first meeting of year


Gadsden County Schools Superintendent
Reginald James and his wife and fellow
educator Betty will both be featured on a new
Florida Education Channel series segment.
(Photo by Leslie Roberts)


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
The first Gretna City Commission
meeting of the new year was short and
to the point.
Commissioners voted unanimously
to reappoint City Clerk Karen Condry.
They also voted unanimously to


reappoint city attorney Harold
Knowles and City Manager Antonio
Jefferson.
,In other business, commissioners set
a workshop to discuss the pros and
cons of a policy governing use of dart-
firing tasers by the city police,
department.
They had planned to discuss the


issue Dec. 21, but the guest speaker
scheduled for the workshop cancelled
at the last minute.
City commissioners, will weigh a
policy allowing the police department
to use tasers at a 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23
workshop at City Hall.
In' other matters, Jefferson said a
Gretna resident, LaToya Winbush, will


be allowed to build the home she had
planned to build but was prevented
from completing due to state
Department of Environmental
Protection sanctions on new
construction within the city.
DEP has limited new construction in


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Gretna


bike giveaway


Gretna Police Chief Brian Bess and other members of his
department delivered bicycles and more than a few smiles to
27 children Christmas morning. The department asked for, and
received, donations of bicycles from area businesses and indi-
viduals. Children who received bicycles were chosen for the
Christmas Day surprise by staff at Gretna Elementary School.
(Photos submitted)


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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."
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Events scheduled for the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend


SATURDAY, January 13, 2007
Annual MLKJr. Breakfast, 9
a.m.
Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church
209 S. Duval Street, Quincy
Full traditional breakfast served
Cost: $6, 9 a.m.
Speaker: Carmen Cummings,
aide to Congressman Allen
Boyd and former WCTV 6 p.m.
news anchor
Unity Day, Courthouse
Square, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Speakers: Community leaders


Talent (dancers, singers, spoken
word, instrumental music)
throughout the day
Free food, vendors, information
distribution.
MLK Gala, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
(semi-formal attire)
Carver Heights Senior Citizens
Center
407 Southeast Fourth Street,
Havana
Cost: $10

SUNDAY, January 14, 2007


Candlelight Vigil 6 p.m. to 7
p.m.
Courthouse Square
Speakers: Rev. Matthew Carter,
Beulah Hill M.B. Church
and Henry Rollins, activist/vol-
unteer
(Sponsored by the Gadsden
County Chapter of the National
Hook-Up of Black Women, City
of Quincy, and Florida MLK
Foundation)

MONDAY, January 15, 2007


Unity Breakfast, Joe Ferolito
Recreation Center, 8 a.m. to 10
a.m.
Free full breakfast
Speakers: Essay Contest win-
ners from Middle and High
School
Door prizes
(Sponsored by the City bf
Quincy, Gadsden County
Chapter of the National Hook-
Up of Black Women, and the
Florida MLK Foundation)
Annual MLK Breakfast, 8:30


a.m.
Mt. Calvary Church
(Old Bainbridge Road near the
GA State line)
Free Berakfast
Speaker: (To Be Announced)
Gretna MLK Celebration
9:30 a.m. symbolic march from
Gretna Elementary School to the
City Hall
11 a.m. Program, Gretna City
Hall
Speaker: Honorable Andrew
Gilliam, Tallahassee City


Commissioner
Vendors, information booths
Havana MLK Celebration
Parade, 10 a.m. line up at the
Cecil Tripp Municipal Building
ending at Palace A.M.E. Church
at 10:30 a.m. with program on
the grounds
Speaker: Rev. Angus Jackson,
pastor of Palace A.M.E. Church
Chattahoochee MLK
Celebration
No Information Available at
Press time


SHOW from Page 1


decide. We recently launched a
large character education initiative -
I think it gives us a chance for early
intervention. I'm so thankful we
now have the resources (through a
grant) to do it."
The district's newly-implemented
correctional training program for
seniors will also be discussed
during the interview, James said.
"With that training, they can come

GRETNA from


light up. If you're not exercising,
what are you doing instead?
"A lot of people who have trouble
managing weight get into automatic
eating. You get into a routine where
you're not paying attention," Reeves
said. "I think it's fairly common
knowledge that folks often use food
to satisfy some other craving.
They're using that as a source of
comfort and are not paying


out of high school and earn $30,000
and up. We've been blessed to do
some unique things in this district,"
he said.
A lifelong Gadsden County
resident, James has worked in
education 30 years, over 25 of those
within the county.
"I've had the opportunity to not
only work here for 25 years, but at
both universities," he noted. "I

Page 1


attention."
Reeves suggests that if losing
weight is your goal, one way to pay
attention to your habits is to chew
food more slowly. If you're trying to
quit smoking, note the time and
place every time you pick up a
cigarette.
'What happens is that rather than
doing the thing they always do,
people start paying attention to their


worked at Florida State University
as administrator to a special
research project and at Florida
A&M University as associate dean
for general studies."
Betty James, also a Gadsden
County native, is a reading coach at
Gretna Elementary School. She
spent the bulk of her 29-year-career
in education as a first-grade teacher,
first at Stewart Street Elementary


habits and their cues and make a
decision -"Hey I'm not going to do
that any more.'"
Reeves suggests joumaling as a
way to keep track of whatever
automatic habit you're breaking a
list of the times of day you lit a
cigarette, a list of what time you ate
and what you had, etc.
"That gives you a little more
choice as to whether you engage in


and then at Gretna Elementary.
She started writing as a pleasant
pasttime around five years ago, but
soon found a way to combine her
hobby with her experience, crafting
a children's book about clieni.ned
artist Dean Mitchell.
Mitchell, also a Gadsden Couity
native, agreed with her vision for
the book, which she has tei,.tvel\
titled, "Dean Mitchell, the Iusi


that bad habit," he said. "It's all
of simple stuff, but none of it's
There is no magic bullet. It he
you don't think of it so mucli
resolution not as a wea
you're trying to overcome,
something you are leamin
change. It takes work, attention
practice. It takes exactly the
effort as learning a new langua
a new skill."


VET from Page 1


"This award is in recognition of
the courage and commitment of all
American veterans," he said.
Bethune's remarks were closer to
the present. "We've paid a high
price to capture one man. There
have been more than 3,000 killed
and over 23,000 wounded. We've
paid a big price," Bethune said,
speaking of the war in Iraq. He said
that while he supports the troops he
can't support a war that spends
billions of dollars to restore a
country it has destroyed while
veterans' of other wars are still


suffering.
"World War II vets are still
suffering. There are no good
(medical) facilities for us. The
clinics and hospitals are makeshift.
That doesn't make sense to me," he
said.
Bethune served his country with
pride and with honor even though
his country, he said, did not
reciprocate. "The military was
segregated at the time. I trained at
Camp Wheeler in Macon, GA.
Black and white soldiers did not
train together nor did we share


barracks," he said.
Bethune was first assigned to the
641st Quartermaster Troop in.the
area of transportation, which is
where a majority of black troops
were assigned. He served in the
Army from 1942 to 1945, landing
with the inovin forces at
Normandy. His uti -... .; "t"* of
the Red Ball Express responsible
for carrying gasoline to Gen.
George Patton who was
commanding troops at the front.
"They had gotten stranded and
were without gas for the tanks and


Jeeps, we carried it to them. I was
also in the Battle of the Bulge, we
moved all over the European
Theatre. At one time I was attached
to the 19th Battalion under General
Dwight D. Eisenhower," said
Bethune, who achieved the rank of
Tech. Sgt. in the motor pool before
the war ended.
Bethune's experiences in the
Army led to protests from his
grandmother, Mary McLeod
Bethune, and others who petitioned
the President of the United States
to end segregation in the military.


RESOLUTIONS from Page 1


light up. If you're not exercising,
what are you doing instead?
"A lot of people who have trouble
managing weight get into automatic
eating. You get into a routine where
you're not paying attention," Reeves
said. "I think it's fairly common
knowledge that folks often use food
to satisfy some other craving.
They're using that as a source of
comfort and are not paying
attention."


Reeves suggests that if losing
weight is your goal, one way to pay
attention to your habits is to chew
food more slowly. If you're trying to
quit smoking, note the time and
place every time you pick up a
cigarette.
"What happens is that rather than
doing the thing they always do,
people start paying attention to their
habits and their cues and make a
decision -'Hey I'm not going to do


that any more.'"
Reeves suggests journaling as a
way to keep track of whatever
automatic habit you're breaking a
list of the times of day you lit a
cigarette, a list of what time you ate
and what you had, etc.
"That gives you a little more
choice as to whether you engage in
that bad habit," he said. "It's all kind
of simple stuff, but none of it's easy.
There is no magic bullet. It helps if


LOCALS from Page 1


will ask for more patience from
the citizens of Midway. I just hope
the citizens see how far we've come
in the past few years," she said.
Shirley Berry, receptionist at the
Gadsden County Sheriffs Office
has a resolution she thinks the entire
county ought to try. "It's just for all
of the people in our county to get
along well," she said.
Will it happen?
"I don't know, but it's always
worth a try," she acknowledged.
For a man who hears complaints
day-in-and-day-out, Corry Wilhoit,
an official with the City of Quincy's
Building and Planning Department,
has resolved to listen more. "I'm
going to listen this year. I'm going
to listen to everyone," he said.
Quincy residents need to be aware
that because Wilhoit listens, it
doesn't mean he's going to change
his mind.
Teenagers make resolutions, too.
Mallary Taylor, a senior at Robert F
Munroe Day School, said she has
already started working on her


resloution. "My resolution is to get
into a good college, preferably the
University of Georgia," said the 17-
year-old "A" student.
Florida Highway Patrol trooper
B;D. Lawrence's resolution is what
a lot of wives want to hear.
"Personally, I resolve to be a better
husband. And, professionally, I
want this to be the safest year on the
roads we've ever had," he said.
Alease Hartsfield said, "I just
want to become a better person.
There's always room for
improvement. I can keep this one.
I'm not like people who promise to
.lose weight, and stop doing this or
that because I never keep them, but
this one I can keep," she said.
City of Quincy maintenance man
Richard Green's resolution was
simple and direct. "I'm going to do
better on my job and stay close to
Christ," he said.
Eric Hinson, Gadsden County
School Board Member, District I,
resolves to provide a security
system at all schools to ensure a


safe, learning environment for all
faculty, staff, and students; promote
a wellness program at all schools to
expose students to the benefits of
living a healthy lifestyle; continue
to establish and expand partnerships
with local businesses and
community stakeholders; seek grant
or legislative funding to establish a
school-to-work program at Havana
Northside High School to build
students' career interests for post
graduation options; work closely
with the Board in establishing a
Pre-Interational Baccaulaureate
Program at Havana Middle School
and an International Baccaulaureate
Program at East Gadsden High
School to expand the District's
rigorous curriculum in preparing
students for post secondary
education; and, to continue to build
a SUPER working relationship with
my colleagues on the Board so that
we can continue to meet the needs
of our fantastic students and
community.


you don't think of it so much as a
resolution not as a weakness
you're trying to overcome, but
something you are learning to
change. It takes work, attention and
practice. It takes exactly the same
effort as learning a new language or
a new skill."


An Ordinary Man with an
Extraordinary Gift".
"I became a serious \ lite alout a
year ago when 1 started thinking
about some of the wonderful
Gadsden County people who
worked hard and were determined
and persevered and were
successful," she said. "I want
children to know that it's possible to
succeed with detennination and


perseverance. I wanted to not only
put some good reading materials in
the hands of the children but to
show them there are ways to a
better life."
The book is geared toward fourth-
to fifth-graders.
Mrs. James said she chose that
demographic because .at that age,
students sometimes lose interest in
reading.


SCounty commission meetings
S The Regular County Commission Meetings for January 2007
will be on the following dates:
Skn Tuesday, January 9, 2007 6:00 p.m. and
easy.
ps, if Tuesday, January 23, 2007 6:00 p.m.
as a If applicable, the Special Meeting/Workshop for January 2007
kness will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:00 p.m., unless oth-


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By Alice DuPont, Editor


Contem


No resolutions for me


I'm not making a New Year's
resolution this year. In fact, I haven't
made a New Year's resolution in the
last two or three years. That's
because I hate to disappoint myself.
There are a few things that I want to
do less of, more of, or better. In my
mind I know what these things are
but I'm not telling because invariably
when I fall short of my promises,
someone will be there to remind me.
One of the last New Year's
resolutions I made was to stop biting
my fingernails.
I can hear it now: I'm strolling
through a grocery store and someone
walks up to me and says "oh, I see
you're still biting your fingernails"
after I have announced that it's my
New Year's resolution.
I'm not going to stop biting my
fingernails. I have always bitten my
fingernails. I bite them, not because
I'm nervous or because of stress, I




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We made most of our New Year's
predictions sitting in that big comer booth in
the back of Frank's Dairy Bar. And most of
those predictions centered around perspective
dates, someone marrying someone or who was
going to get out of our little one horse town the
fastest!
'Course, come to think of it, it didn't
necessarily have to be New Year's. We made
near 'bout all our plans, schemes, policies and
life-changing decisions at that comer booth.
We hoped, dreamed and conjured up all sorts
of "coming attractions" from those red
"simulated leather" seats and the Formica
tables with the hardened gum stuck on the
underside. Dang Me by Roger Miller blasting
out of the big Wurlitzer juke box identified the
year to be 1964. The fact that we were
graduating from high school in less than five
months gave a semi-serious tone to our late
December conclave.
"Kes, are you going to marry that girl from
Huntingdon?"
"That ain't no prediction Pam, that's a
question "
"Her daddy is a doctor. She ought to have
lot's of money. You wouldn't have to work.
You'd inherit the family farm." Pam Collins
was smiling from ear to ear. Only a friend
since birth could get away with that kind of
ribbing.
"I predict", Ricky Hale, mercifully,
interrupted his cousin, "that Maudie Mallard
will run off with the'Allis Chambers salesman
form Paducah and leave Scotty at the altar."
Maudie and Scotty McCullar had dated
forever. They seemed right for each other. But
,who knows, I had seen that Allis Chambers
guy, and he was a right smart looking fellow
for our neck of the woods....
"I tell you one thing for sure. Alabama will
whip Texas in the Orange Bowl and Bear will
win another national championship." For once
I agreed with Buddy. Alabama was far and
away the'best team in the nation. "Why are
they playing it at night?" Kenny Butler was
truly flustered, "It's a New Year's Day bowl
game, not a New Year's Night football game!"
"That idea won't last." I was pretty sure
here. "There is just too much history and
tradition for day games."
"I predict Bobby Brewer marries Nola
Purcell." We all turned toward LaRenda
Bradfield with our best "well, duh" looks. That
wasn't a prediction; that was a foregone
conclusion!
"Shoot, LaRenda, next thing you tell us is
Rick Wright and Ruth Crocker will also tie the
knot." We all laughed. Rick and Ruth had been
inseparable for the last two years.
"I'm leaving McKenzie on the first stage
out after graduation." Diana Morris had smarts
and talent. No one doubted that she could go
anywhere and do anything she desired.
"Not me," Pam turned as reflective as she
had been playful just moments before. "I like it
here. This place is all I know. I never want to
leave."
There was an uncharacteristic silence.
We were lost for a moment in those
youthful thoughts of yesterday.....and
tomorrow. Somehow, even from the back
booth at Frank's, we correctly figured we were
slap-dab in the middle. The milestone


bite them because I like to \. ;t they
taste.
When I was small my mother tried
everything she could think of to
make me to lay off my fingernails.
She told me about the germs and that
the habit was just nasty.
That didn't work.
She promised to buy me rings
more than once. When I got the
rings, I just went right back to my
old habit. As a last resort, and I
think she regretted doing it the
moment she did, she sprinkled hot
sauce on my fingertips.
M-m-m-m good. My fingernails
suddenly had a nice little kick. To
'this day, I eat hot sauce on just about
anything. I always have between 20
and 25 different flavors of hot sauce
in my refrigerator or pantry.
So, to All of you who make and
keep resolutions. I wish you the best
of luck.



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implications of the upcoming year loomed
large before us.
"Do you think some of us will end up in
Viet Nam?" We hardly knew where it was in
'64 but more and more Americans were being
sent there. And it was the lead-in story near
'bout every night for Walter Cronkite.
"It will probably be over in a few months.
We'll send more troops over there and clean
them guys out!"
Don Melton pushed B-11 and Lefty
Frizzell's Saginaw, Michigan filled in the
background for us, "Do you think college will
be any harder than high school?" Ruth Ann
Wiley had breezed though school. She would
have no trouble. Neither would Diana or Anne
Alexander or Jimmy Carter. I looked around at
Buddy, Pam and Larry Ridinger. On the other
hand, some of us would undoubtedly struggle.
"I'm a little frightened at the prospect of it
all." Jane Hill made the most honest statement
of the evening. And one that I was too chicken
to voice....
Our usual predictions about Mr. Willard
Gallimore wearing that same white and brown
cowboy shirt to church, Mrs. Bessie Elwood'
gaining another thirty pounds, the Big Sandy
flooding and sending the chickens to the trees
paled as we contemplated life outside of
Frank's Dairy Bar. The grown-up age we had
so longed for brought some serious
complications to our "forecasting". Or maybe,
the future gets a little cloudy when you can't
exactly predict with much certainty your place
in it.
"We are all going to keep in .tt!cl P-ii
was dead serious. "Nothiu2 e .m \ep.u.ae iit "
I haven't done much Ne" ear.s predicting
since I left that group. The ,:-'Lesinl ;.iiln
hoping just hasn't been a- nmuii-h (un Ilu'iit
the old gang. Or maybe ile *.ol in the ,'. .i I
know college was, indeed, a Iit hid.-utl Ihi.
high school. Maudie did n't in .ll 'I iltd die
Allis Chambers guy. She manii ed Scou:. and
they are still going strong. Bobby, however,
didn't marry Nola. And Rick and Ruth didn't
make it either.
Alabama lost to Texas, 21 to 17 in the
Orange Bowl, which, by the way, is still being
played at night. Diana married Jerome
Crawford and stayed home. Pam, on the other
hand, lived in Chicago for twenty-five years
before moving back. More than a few in that,
class saw action in Viet Nam. And no, I didn't
marry the girl from Huntingdon.
I see a guitar today and 1 think of Hollis
Mayo. A group of farmers come on t.v. and I'm
looking for Joe Sasser. My brother's company
has a plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina-
every time he mentions it I'm reminded of
Brenda Whitehead. A football player trots out
on the field wearing number 21 and I think of
John Ingram. The county fair comes in
October, I remember Graylene Lemonds and a
wild night ride. I see any lady on a horse and
Charlotte Melton comes to mind....
Looking back, Pam made the only
prediction that we got right. Years, miles,
space and a fair amount of "weathering" has
not been able to separate us!
My life is richer for them.
Affectionately,
Kes


This ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


2007 is already odd


It's a new year, and already there's
weirdness afoot.
It used to be that some
newspapers had a "news of the
weird" section and a'"regular" news
section. Lately, it's harder and harder
to differentiate between the two.
Recent, real headlines include one
on a story about Food and Drug
Administration approval of cloned
cows and pigs for human
consumption.
Weighing things on the weirdness
scale, I'm not sure which is odder -
the, fact that we have moved into a
new frontier that casually flaunts
Frankensteinish-creation as a routine
thing, or that we're considering
eating it.
According to the Associated Press
- there's a phrase you'll read often
during this late-Tuesday-afternoon,
hastily-written column -
biotechnology companies think
ranchers, dairy producers and other
people who are interested in cow
creation will now pay a whopping
$16,000 or more per clone thanks to
the FDA nod.
An 800-page FDA report
concluded last week there is no
difference between cloned and
conventionally produced food. Do
keep in mind that this is the same
agency that approved wonder drugs
like Vioxx (for arthritis) and fen-
phen (an appetite suppressant),
pharmaceuticals that spawned more
litigation than even O.J. Simpson
could fathom.
I'm sorry, I just find it all too
Orwellian. Ick.
In other oddity: There is an actual
activity called "ghost riding the
whip," which looks, sounds and is
life-threatening. Naturally, it's all the
rage on the West Coast.
"Ghost riding" refers to the
absence of a driver. "The whip" is
urban slang for the car. The way it
works? The driver drops the car
into neutral and dances around and



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on top of the vehicle while it inches
forward and a strain of hip-hop
music called "hyphy" plays..
In the earliest understatement of
the year, a Stockton, Ca., police
spokesman said this about that:
"It did not take Einstein to look at
this thing and say this was a recipe
for disaster, We could see the
potential for great injury or death."
Then there's the UFO thing.
Initially, I thought the weird story
was that the French space agency is
set to publish an archive of UFQ
sightings and other phenomena
online.
Not so.
It's the Close Encounters story
that takes the cake.
Why this is breaking news now
instead of in November, when it is
said to have happened, I don't know,
but it wasn't until Monday that the
Chicago Tribune reported a group of
United Airlines employees swear
they saw a mysterious, saucer-
shaped craft hovering over O'Hare
Airport last fall.
The workers, some of them pilots,
said the object didn't have lights and
hovered over an airport terminal
before shooting up through the
clouds.
A United supervisor called the
control tower at O'Hare Airport and
asked something along the lines of,
"Uh, did you guys by any chance see
that spinning, disc-shaped object
that just whizzed by'here?"
To which controllers responded:
"No, but we'd like to how 'bout you
jet on over here with that Jack
SDaniels bottle and we'll compare
notes."
The Federal Aviation
Administration is calling it a
"weather phenomenon," an FAA
euphimism for "United is running
'E.T.' as its in-flight movie way too
often."
I'm calling it weird. Happy New
Year.






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A few years ago a church conducted a "re-cycle"
drive. The pastor of a large church invited all the
members to bring all the empty bottles and glass they
could gather for re-cycling.
Sunday morning people began to bring in large
bags, boxes and baskets filled with empty bottles and
other glass. The aisles of the church were filled. The
members had gone to the dump, the roadside and
their own homes to collect the empty bottles.
The odor was offensive, and the general appearance
was probably not very worshipful but I think in
addition to its intended purpose, there is a beautiful
point that can be made here.
Jesus told a story of a man giving a wedding feast.
The invited guests were not interested in attending,
so he sent his servants out into the ghettos, the road-
sides, the city tump, and anywhere else there were
people to bring in whomever was available.
The church today has been commissioned to bring
in the empties and derelicts, he useless and
downtrodden, to bring them to Christ to be "re-
cycled"; made over in the image of God, indwelt by
the Spirit of God and' brought into a personal
relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.
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needs to be re-cycled? All too frequently, even the
most successful appearing of us, the ones who seem
to have everything going their way, is really empty
inside.
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whole family and worship God together where the
Bible is taught as God's revelation to man, and where
Christ is honored as the Son of God and the Savior
of the word?
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I stand


by Eddie Ledbetter,
General Manager


With a


banjo on


my knee


When I first began working at the
Times, our young sales executive
asked me a question that young
folks are prone to ask.
"So, what kind of music do you
like?" Chris asked.
I took a deep breath before
answering because I knew what his
response would probably be.
"Bluegrass," I said. "The only
kind of music I really listen to is
bluegrass."
And I got the response I had been
expecting. A blank stare, coupled
with a slow, nod of the head, as if
to say, "Well, you're the boss so I
can't rightly laugh
in your face."
Feigning
interest, he then
asked me if I L
listened to
anyone he might
have ever
heard of.
"Ricky
Skaggs?" I
said, going
''with one of
the most recognizable names of the
genre. .
"No, I don't know who that is," he
said.
"Rhonda Vincent?"
No dice. Those were probably the
only chances I had at naming an
artist he might recognize, but I
pressed on.
"Seldom Scene? The Nashville
Bluegrass Band? Nickel Creek?
Doyle Lawson?"
Just as I suspected, Chris drew a
blank on all of them: And that's
OK.
Not many folks outside of the
mountains of Virginia, North
Carolina and the rest of Appalachia
really care for that high, lonesome
sound. There are pockets of
bluegrass fans in Florida and
Georga; I know because rye
attended many a festival in this part
of the country that's drawn
thousands of attendees at various
locales.
It's a sort of quiet culture, with a
word-of-mouth following for the
most part. There are concerts and
festivals that draw huge crowds
despite little promotion and
advance advertising. Bluegrass fans
know where to find their fix
without being led by the nose to the
venues. Word just gets around.
So I was wondering if there are
any such pickin' parties in or
around Gadsden County.
I do own a banjo and a guitar
(sony, It's a Gibson, not a Martin;
major breach of bluegrass etiquette,
I know) which I play in the still and
quiet of my nights.
OK, I know, there's no such thing
as still and quiet when a bluegrass
banjo's involved.
And despite the fact that I don't
play in public, I do have one CD
credit on banjo and vocals. I was
involved with what artists call "a
project" back in 2000, and it didn't
hurt that the CD was one recorded
by a woman I've been very fond of
for many, many years. Fortunately,
she puts up with me too, so I ended
up a recording artist, albeit a very
insignificant one.
So even though I refuse to follow
lip on my immense recording
success by playing in public, I do
love to listen to homegrown
bluegrass sitting around a song
circle or a campfire.
While I understand that it's bad
form to invite oneself to a party, I'm
looking for some pickers to
entertain me. Since moving here, I
sorely miss the slap of an upright
bass and the fury of a banjo gone
wild. I also miss the quiet flutter of
a mandolin solo and the magic of


deft-fingered guitar pickers who
can make a fretboard and strings
dance or weep, depending upon the
song and/or mood.
Just give me a call, and I'll be
there.
Heck, I might even bring Chris.,






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Gretna considers taser purchases


City would

have to approve

policy allowing

new weapons


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

All too often, confrontations
between criminals and law
enforcement officers become
violent.
That's one reason Gretna
Police Chief Brian Bess wants
City Council to approve policy
changes that would permit
police officers to carry tasers.
"It's not this horrible weapon
- it's very useful for that four-
or five-second burst that takes a
combative subject down," Bess
said.
"Then the officer releases
the trigger and places handcuffs
on the suspect. It keeps us from
getting injured and it keeps
(suspects) from getting
injured."
Bess gave several examples
of incidents in. which tasers
would have proven useful the


police officer involved in the
high-speed chase of a suspect in
2004 who, once he stopped the
suspect, sustained a serious
back injury from his attack. An
intoxicated subject bit a
Gretna police officer
over Christmas
weekend
during
a bar
brawl
the

was try-
ing to
break
up.
Bess
said the use
of tasers ranks just
below the use of deadly force in
detaining a suspect.
"In order for us to use a
taser, people would have to be
very violent and combative
toward us," he said.
"Basically, we work a one-
man shift. When you're out
there with a 300-pound person,
what are you supposed to do?
It's a secondary tool to use to
keep us from using deadly
force."
The Gretna Police
Department currently has three


1 b became
chief Oct. 31, a
local: business owner
approached him with an offer to
buyjtwo tasers at a total cost
of $1,800 for the police
depaItment.
The businessman, who
wants to remain anonymous,
was looking for a way to con-
tribute to the community, Bess
said.
Several Gretna City Council
members said they,thought the
issue deserved further discus-
sion, and had planned a Dec. 21
workshop to weigh the pros and


cons. The work-
shop was can-
celled after
the guest
speaker called
and said he was
unable to
attend. Plans
are to
reschedule.
Bess
says he's
willing to
give a live
demonstra-
tion taking a
hit from the taser
himself to demonstrate
the effects one might have on a
suspect.
The tasers he has his eye on
are the X26C series with an
output of 50,000 volts. That
taser series also shoots darts up
to 25 feet with prongs that
unfold inside the taser target
once he or she is impaled. The
officer can then squeeze the
taser trigger to deliver an elec-
tric shock. The darts then must
be removed by paramedics.
"It hurts to get shocked, but
it's keeping us from maybe hav-
ing to shoot somebody and it's
also keeping us safe," Bess
said. "With a combative subject


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.that will not comply, and pep-
per spray doesn't work, if they
start swinging we can bring
them into compliance. They
could be a threat to themselves
or to the officers ... I do support
this based solely on officer
safety. We are a small depart-
ment with minimal backup -
officer safety is the biggest
issue I have up here."


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) Dec. 18: Mark McMillan,
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> Dec. 19: Jerrod L. Ford, 27,
disorderly conduct.
> Dec. 20: Kimberly L. Porter,
30, warrant/FTA-public affray;
Kenneth Sweet, 49, trespass
after warning.
) Dec. 22: Willie C. Akins, 47,


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possession of more than 20
grams of cannabis; Tom A.


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cocaine.

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deadly missile.
> Donyel Safford-possession
of more than 20 grams and
possession w/intent to sell.
> Tameika Carter-VOP/public
assistance fraud.
> Craig Millette-aggravated
domestic battery.
> Quincy Ludlow-armed bur-
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assault w/firearm.
> Misty Mcgill-possession of
cocaine.
> James Hammock-possession
of cocaine.
> Rufus R. Hammond-coun-
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> Larry Dukes-VOP/uttering
forged instrument.
) Kris Garrett-VOP/posses-


sion of cocaine.
) Jose Cardoza-possession of
controlled substance w/intent
to sell.
) James; Moore-grand theft;
Eric Mason-VOP/possession of
cocaine and dealing in stolen
property.
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ATTENTION NEW HOMEOWNERS

Midway Havana

As part of our continuing commitment to provide outstanding service to
the citizens of Gadsden County, the Property Appraisers Office will be
accepting new Homestead Applications at the following locations:

Midway City Hall: January 16 through January 19, 2007
from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
January 20 from 9:00 am until noon
(Midway Fire Dept. Building).


Havana Town Hall:


January 22 through January 26, 2007
from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
January 27 from 9:00 am until noon.


Information you should bring with you to complete the application consist of the following:

Valid Florida Driver's License
Voter Registration Card
Social Security Card

If is not necessary for both spouses to be present, but the information
is required for all applicants.

You may also apply at the Property Appraisers Office located at 16 South
Calhoun Street, Quincy, Florida, between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00
pm, Monday through Friday.

The last day to file is March 1, 2007

For the year 2006, the Homestead Exemption in Gadsden County
resulted in a savings of $447

If you have any questions concerning the Homestead Exemption and how
to qualify, please contact the
Gadsden County Property Appraisers Office at:
850-627-7168


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The Gadsden County Times January 4,2007 7


ObitIcsrie6


D.C. Carroll, Sr.

D.C. Carroll, Sr., 88 of
Quincy, died Wednesday,
December 27, 2006, at
Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare. He was a life long
resident of Gadsden County, liv-

Quincy.
He was a
retired con-
struction
worker and
carpenter for
Turnerr."
Heritage Homes of Tallahassee.
He was a faithful member and
deacon at Second Elizabeth
M.B. Church, where funeral
services will be Saturday,
January 6, 11 a.m., with the Rev.
Dr. General Bryant, Jr., Pastor,
officiating and burial in the
church cemetery, Quincy.
Visitation will be Friday,
January 5, 6 to 8 p,m. at Madry
Memorial Funeral Chapel, who
has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Winnie Helen Carroll of
Quincy; children, Joseph
Carroll (Mary) of Tampa, David
Carroll (Irene) of Orlando, D.C.
Carroll, Jr. (Callie Mae) of
Quincy, Georgia Carroll of
Orlando, Helen Jenkins of
Cairo, GA, Fred Carroll (Carrie
Mae) of Tallahassee, Earl
Carroll (Diane) of Quincy, Roy
Carroll (Mildred) of Orlando,
Earnestine Marshall of Tampa,
Bernice Keaton (Winston) of
Tallahassee, JoAnne Carroll of
Orlando, Arett Carroll (April)
of Quincy, Samantha Lightfoot
(Kenneth) of Bainbridge, GA,
Karl Mitchell (George) of
Tallahassee, Kent Carroll
(Alesia) of Tallahassee, Tony
Carroll (Konda)_ of Mobile,,AL;
brothers, Eustia Carroll (Joyce)
of Tampa.and Willie Carroll of.
Tallahassee; brothers-in-law,
Charles Parrish of Lloyd, Fred
Parrish of Tallahassee, Bennie
Lee Parrish (Mikki) of
Tallahassee, Lee Miller Brown
(Janice) of Miami; sisters-in-
law, Blanche Parrish of
Tallahassee, Mattie Dunlap of
Tallahassee and Claudie B.
Parrish of Tallahassee; aunt,
Pearl Pearson of Quincy; 50
grandchildren, a host of great
grandchildren, nieces and
nephews.
Devoted Friends, Alto
Anderson (Mary) & J.C. Kenon
(Alzeda) of Quincy.


Madry
Funeral
Home


Iola Grace Jackson

Iola Grace Jackson, 73, of
Chattahoochee died Dec. '26,
2006 in Tallahassee.
Services will be held at 2
p.m. Dec. 30, 2006 at the New
Zion A.M.E.. Church in
Chattahoochee with burial in
Sinai Cemetery in Sneads.
Visitation was 3 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29. Bradwell
Mortuary was in charge of
arrangements.
Mrs. Jackson was born Sept.
24, 1933 in Jackson County to
Louis and Eva Grace. She and
her husband, Leonard Jackson,
have been married for more than
50 years. She was a nurse aid at
Florida State Hospital's Dept. of
Children and, Families. She
received her education in the
Jadkson County public schools
and was a member of the Senior
Citizens of Gadsden County.
She is survived by sons,
Levon Jackson (Debbie
Dudley), Kembrew Jackson
(Katrina), both of
Chattahoochee; daughter Cathy
Jackson Drayton of
Chattahoochee; three grand-
daughters and two grandsons:
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Leonard Jackson, a
son, Arthur Jackson, and a
daughter, Linda Jackson.


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Mortuary
Quincy, 'FL


Julian Earle Conoly

Julian Earle Conoly, 73, died
Friday, Dec. 29, 2006 at his
home in Faceville, GA.
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 31, 2006 at Cool Springs
Cemetery in Faceville with Rev.
Ken Gainous and Rev. Russell
Rodgers officiating.
Ivey Funeral Home of
Bainbridge, GA was in charge
of arrangements. Online visitors
may sign the guest register at
www. iveyfuneral.com.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the National Parkinson
Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th
Ave.., Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Mr. Conoly was born Oct.
21, 1933 in Decatur County,
GA, the son of Wallace C.
Conoly and Lena Avirett
Conoly. He graduated from
Faceville High School in 1951
and was a retired welder with 31
years of service with Floridin
Company. He was a member of
the Faceville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife,
Katherine Conoly of Faceville;
three sons and daughters-in-law,
Richard and Betty Conoly,
David and Debbie Conoly and
Kevin and Linda Conoly, all of
Faceville; nine grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.


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Home


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- Carter-Parramore Class.
of'67:

The 1967 graduating class of
Carter-Parramore High School
will hold its regular monthly
meeting,at 4 p.m. Saturday at
the home of Willie Earl Banks
on King St. All classmates are
invited.

Gadsden transportation
disadvantaged board

The Gadsden County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board will meet at
2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. iT at the
William A. McGill Library con-
ference Room, 732 Pat Thomas
Parkway, Quincy.
The agenda includes the
annual review of bylaws and
grievance/complaint proce-
dures, operations reports and
staff reports.
For more information contact
Vanita Anderson, 674-4571 or
email to arpc7@gtcom.net.


Thank You
For every kind and
S thoughtful deed.
The families of:
Mrs. Effie Lee Bell Holloway
E-5 Earnest Randy Neal

Madry Memorial Funeral Chapel
S55 George Madry Court, Highway 90 E, Quincy, FL 32351
J' Rev. George M. Madry, L.F.D.
Ph: 850-875-2665 Fax: 850-627-2885
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To my family & friends in and around
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
have you in our lives. We pray that God
continues to bless you and yours 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
Sas the George W. Munroe Elementary School & the
East Gadsden High School family. Remember, "It's
What we do for each other that heals."
( C- C. LaKaye Daniels-Stevens 5-j)


'Instant piano' course at
Bainbridge College

A beginning class in chord
piano titled "Instant Piano for
Hopelessly Busy People" will
be held from 6.to 9.30 p.m.
Jan. 8 at Bainbridge College.
The course teaches students
the chords needed to play any
pop song in any style and key,
reading chord symbols instead
of notes.
Students will also learn
how to embellish songs using
the secrets and shortcuts of
professional piano players.
They will learn to play the
piano by looking at guitar
chord symbols instead of play-
ing notes.
If students don't know tre-
ble clef, they can send a SASE
for a free pamphlet to Music
Masters, 90 Molly Lane,
Ringgold, GA 30736. They
can then enroll with confi-
dence, said instructor David
Haynes. To register call 229-
248-2516.


E-5 Earnest Randy Neal Effie Lee Bell
Holloway


E-5 Earnest Randy Neal, 56,
of West Sacramento, CA, died
Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at his
home.
He was a native of Gadsden
County, a former resident of
Tampa, and had lived in West
Sacramento for many years. He.
was employed in the mainte-
nance industry. He served in the
U.S. Army from September 26,
1968 to September 21, 1971 and
was honorably discharged as an
E-5.
Funeral services were held at
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at
Second Elizabeth M.B. Church
with Rev. Dr. General Bryant,
Jr., pastor, officiating. Burial
was in the church cemete!y, in
Quincy. Madry Memorial
Funeral Chapel was in charge of
arrangements. i
He is survived by his mother,
Eunice Neal Harris of Qdincy;
four brothers, Alphonso Aiford
of Rochester, NY, Morris Harris
(Andrina) of Quincy, Curtis
Harris (Trinissa) and Michael
Harris (Katrina), both of
Havana; four sisters, Margaret
Southhall of Tampa, Shelia
Harris Foster of Quincy, Joyce
Harris of Tallahassee and
Martha Dixie (Rev. Allen) of
Jacksonville; two aunts, Clara
Mae Dixon of Orlando and Ruth
Williams of Rochester, NY; and
a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and other relatives and
friends.


I Madry
Funeral
Home



Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist
Church schedule

The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church fami-
ly would like to wish a Happy
New Year to our family and
friends.
Wednesday, January 3, Bible
Study at 6:30 p.m. instructed by
Rev. Dr. General Bryant, Jr.
Thursday, January 4,
Deacon/Deadoness Meeting at 6
p.m. followed by Church
Conference at 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, funeral
service for Deacon D.C. Carroll
at 11 a.m.
Sunday, January 7 Sunday
school at 9:45 followed by morn-
ing worship and Holy
Communion service at 11 a.m.
led by Rev. Dr. General Bryant,
Jr.
Monday, January 8 meeting
of Ministers and Deacons at 6:30
p.m. Deacon John Boideln,
Chairman, Rev. Dr. General
Bryant, Jr., Pastor. Second
Elizabeth is located at: 718
Attapulgus Highway, Qui
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Effie Lee Bell Holloway, 81,
of Quincy died Sunday, Dec. 24,
2006 at Capital Regional
Medical Center in Tallahassee.
She was a native of
Graceville, AL and had lived in
Quincy since 1963. She was a
farm laborer and a member of
the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were held at
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006
at Faith Apostolic Christian
Tabernacle, Havana with
Bishop Terry Fitzgerald, pastor,
officiating. Burial was in
Sunnyvale Cemetery, Quincy.
Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel was in charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by three
daughters, Tessie Lee Sailor,
Mary Nell Bradwell (Larry),
and Rosa Mae Holloway, all of
Quincy; five sons, Joe Edward
Holloway (Marilyn) of
Chattahoochee, Frankie Lee
Holloway, Monticello, Willie
James Holloway, Tallahassee,
Onner Holloway (Sharon) of
Quincy, and Otis Holloway of
Marianna; devoted granddaugh-
ter and caregiver Carnesis Ward
Thomas of Quincy; a brother,
Eddie Bell of Orlando; a broth-
er-in-law, Eddie Bailey of
Arcadia; a special friend,
Minnie Baker of Gretna; 20
grandchildren and a host of spe-
cial great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.


Madry
Funeral
Home


Earlis Williams, Sr.

Earlis Williams, Sr., 82 of
Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday,
December 30, 2006 in Quincy.
A native of
Gadsden
County, he
was a laborer
and member
of St. Mary
C M E
Church.
Funeral
services are 11 a.m. Saturday,
January 6, 2007, at St. Mary
CME Church with the Rev.
Stanley D. Williams, Sr. offici-
ating and burial at Oak Grove
Cemetery.
Viewing is noon to 5:30 p.m.
Friday at Betsey Funeral Home,
who has charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by his wife,
Margaret H. Williams of Mt.
Pleasant; five daughters, Lillie
Green of Gretna, Earlene Young
of Greensboro, Marva A. Dixon
of Quincy, Sarah L. Williams of
Atlanta, GA, and Lena C.
Dennard of Quincy; two sons,
Kelvin L. Williams of Quincy
and Rev. Stanley D. Williams,
Sr of Mt. Pleasant; 27 grand-
children, 40 great-grandchil-
dren and 13 great-great-grand-
children.




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Ordination services

Pastor Mark J. Wilkerson and the mi
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Churc
Avenue, Hampton Heights Commun
cordially invite you to join us for the
service for Minister Clifford Brinsol
January 7 at 3:00 pm. (850) 539-012


Robert W Langnecker

Robert W. Langnecker, 72, of
Quincy, died Sunday, Dec. 31,
2006 in Tallahassee.
Memorial services will be held
Friday, Jan. 5 at the Aritioch
Baptist Church with visitation fol-
lowing services at the church.
Burial will be in the church ceme-
tery. Independent Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Langnecker was born Jan.
19, 1934 in New Brighton, PA. He
was a retired carpenter and had
served in the U.S. Army. He was a
member of 'Antioch Baptist
Church.
He is survived by two sons,
Wes Langnecker of Sunrise, FL
and Todd Langnecker of Quincy; a
daughter, Tracey Black of Quincy;
two sisters, Doey Whittle and
Carol Majors; six grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a
daughter, Margie Langnecker.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Antioch Baptist Church
Building Fund, 284 McCall
Bridge Road, Quincy, FL 32351.





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Funeral Home


Alford Alls, Sr.

Alford Alls, Sr., 91 of
Gretna, died on Monday,
January 1, 2007, at his grand-
daughter's home in Quincy. He
was a native of Leary, GA, resi-
dent of
Gretna for 44
years, farm
laborer and a
member of
the Church
on the Way
by Faithi in
Quincy.,. u
Funeral services are 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, at Miracle
Temple Church of God in
Christ, Bishop Marvin Alls offi-
ciating, and burial in the Oak
Grove Cemetery in Mt.
Pleasant. Visitation is 6 to 8
p.m. Friday at the church.
Madry Memorial' Funeral
Chapel has charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by sons,
Robert (Dorothy) Alls of Ozark,
AL, Bishop Marvin (Dollie)
Alls of Gretna, Elder Willie
James (Dorothy) Alls of Quincy,
Billie (Deloris) Alls, Jimmy Alls
and Benjamin Alls of Gretna,
Eugene (Gladys) Alls and
Harvey (Annette) Alls of
Moreno, CA, Arthur (Lorettd)
Alls of Orlando, Alford Alls, Jr.
(Dora) of Los Angeles, CA,.and
Solomon (Rolie) Alls of
Ontaria, CA; daughters, Bernice
Adams, Sarah Green and Annie
Lee Hollomon (Attaway) of
Gretna, Juanita Alls of Quincy,
and Pastor Mae Liza Glover
(Elder Cleve) and Daisy Smith
of Orlando; brother, Bishop Joel
Alls of Willacoochee, GA; sis-
ters, Cora Armstrong of Warren,
OH, and Daisy Cox of Quincy;
150 grandchildren, 110 great-
grandchildren, 30 great-great-
grandchildren, nieces and
nephews, other relatives and
friends.



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Funeral
Home





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Revival Jan 3-25

Faith Temple of Jesus Christ, 609 Camilla Ave. in Quincy will
hold revival Jan. 3-25 at 7:30 nightly.
Come one, come all let God bless you through resurrection, reve-
lation and restoration. Pastor Madison Johnson, Sr. 627-3640 or
875-3984.


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Arnett Chapel MLK
celebration

The committee for the Martin
Luther King Brunch
Celebration announces the
annual for 2007. We are hoping
that you will support this year's
function. This annual brunch
celebrates Dr. King's birthday
and the many, many contribu-
tions that he made to this coun-
try.
Our speaker will be the
dynamic Mrs. Carmen
Cummings Martin, past popular
newscaster and current assistant
to Congressman Boyd.
Commissioner Sheri Taylor will
be presiding.
The breakfast is scheduled for
9 A.M. the morning of January
13, 2007. The menu features a
traditional southern breakfast.
Also, expect to hear some good
music from some of the best
song stylists in the area.
We solicit your attendance
and support. For more informa-
tion contact: Charles Evans,
Committee Chairman (627
6253)
Donations make payable to
Arnett Chapel AME Church for
MLK program.

Dynamic Three 15th
anniversary celebration

The Dynamic Three 15th
anniversary celebration will be
held Feb. 2-4 at Fountain Head
A.M.E. in Mt. Pleasant, St.
Joseph P.B.C in the Friendship
Community and Zion Hope in
Gretna.
Fountain ead .i.M.E. will
host the Feb. 2 ession Ia 7 p.m.
with Pastor Gloria W) nn lead-
ing and First Restore Chuich as
guests.
The Feb. 3 meeting will be at
St. Joseph at 6:30 p.m.
with Rev. Bush: leading.
Guests will be many groups and
choirs.
The Feb. 4 meeting will be at
ZiOon Hope at 3 p.m. .with
Pastor Forster. Guests will be


Brother Together, Alabama and
local talent groups.
Questions or inquiries should
be directed to Daisy Warren,
590-5295 or Blondell Flowers,
627-5809.

Glorious Church of
God to honor pastor

The public is invited to attend
an appreciation banquet at 5
p.m. Jan. 13 honoring Pastor
Annie R. Shermnnan. "
The banquet will be held at
the Bradley Retreat, 9002
Bradley Rd., Tallahassee. The
speaker for the event is
Evangelist Lillie Doris Stokes.
Tickets are $15 for adults and
$5 for children under 12'.
Contact Assistant Pastor Gladys
Herring, 893-6762, Missionary
Shynette Maynor, 539-3291, or
Missionary Doris DuPont, 539-
242 for more information.

Glory Tabernacle
Church of God

The Glory Tabernacle Church
of God, Inc., 89 Magnolia Ave.,
Gretna, invites everyone to fel-
lowship with them. Services
are: Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.;
morning worship,, 11:30 a.m.;
Tuesday night Bible study, 7:30
p.m.; Friday night praise and
worship. For more information
contact Deaconess Peggie
Kenon, 442-9330, or Sister
Dwan Walker, 627-9297.

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church news

The Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church Deacon and
Mothers board meeting will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Intercessory prayer each
Monday and Tuesday at noon.
Bible study and youth teach-
ing at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sun Singers choir rehearsal at
7 p.m. Thursday.
Monthly conference at 7 p.m.
Friday.
Youth planning Saturday.


Time to be announced.
Church school at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday.
Morning worship at 11 a.m.
Sunday. The youth will be in
charge of the service.
The Matrons will visit
RiverChase Nursing Home fol-
lowing the morning worship.
The Clothes Closet and food
pantry are available for those
needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance.
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The Spiritual Starlettes
Gospel Singers will host their
25th pre-anniversary banquet at
6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the S. Scott
Senior Citizen Center in
Quincy.
The event will include a full
course meal and speaker Sgt.
Dewey Riou of the Tallthassee
Police Department. The Walker
Male Chorus, Walker Sisters,
Peace and Harmony of Valrico,
Sis. Dot Brown, one group from
Bartow and two groups from
Tampa will perform.
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of Havana, 201 S. Main St., at
10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.
The Texas group includes
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Monica Mathews. Their pur-
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sovereign God in every song.


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Ke'Ari Kane celebrated
her first birthday on Dec.
27. She is the daughter of
Shantorria Zanders, and
sister of Shamar, MarKayla
and Shadrick. Her grand-
parents are Barbara Barnes
(Anthony) and Curtis
Zanders (Debra); great-
grandmother is Ms. Donnie
Knight. Her godparents are
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Hughes.
'A Strawberry Shortcake
party was given in her .
honor on Dec. 23 at the
Quincy substation with
family and friends.


From sheriff to Santa


The traditional red and white
Santa suit did not visit many
kids and families around
Gadsden County, but Santa did
arrive wearing the green and
white of the Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Young,
volunteers from the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office and
community volunteers came
together to deliver Christmas
presents to those who were in
need. Sheriff Young and volun-
teers spent their days leading up


to Christmas delivering presents
that were donated by the
Sheriffs Office employees. ille
community and community
programs to those who may
have otherwise not had such a
Merry Christmas.
Bikes, helmets, tos- And
non-perishable items 'i'e ~
delivered throughout GadJ4en
County beginning December
21st up until Christmas E1.
Several loads of items v''re
organized by number and


loaded onto Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office trailers by vol-
unteers and inmates for delivery
throughout Gadsden County.
Over two hundred bikes and
helmets that were given away
were donated to the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office along
with countless other toys and
food.
SSheriff Young states, "This is
what Christmas is all about, giv-
ing and sharing with those in
the community who are less for-


tunate than others. To see the
smiles that were being put on
people's faces made me realize
that there is more to Christmas
than just spending it with my
family or receiving gifts. It's all
about showing love and com-
passion."
Sheriff Young would like to
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of the businesses, citizens, vol-
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If ever theie has been an exciting foot-
ball bowl season this has been one.
Gieat comebacks. upsets galore, and
some great individual pertormances and
plays.
The games stalled out lopsided but as
we got deeper into the bowl season things
tightened up. The Oregon State-lMssowi.
and Texas Tech-Mlinnesota games last
Friday w ere something as was the \est
Virginia-Geoigia Tech ga.uie New Year's
Day But the New Yeaj's Night Boise
State-Oklahoma game will be a classic
from now on rivaling the Doug Flutie
Miann-Boston College gaine
Tluough Monday's bowl games I had
a 19-8 mark in picking w inner... Nor
enough to win any pools but better than
most of my bowl pickings have been the
past couple of years. I'll finish up the
pickings this week as I feel LSU will top
Notre Damne in the Sugar Bowl


Wednesday. Western Michigan will best
Cincinnati in the International Bol I
SaturdaI and Southern Miss will soar
oxer Ohio U. on Sunday. The big one is
of couise Mondas.
Ohio State is the favorite in the cham-
pionship game with Florida and they
should be figuring the regular season.
This ain't the regular season.
And thus tar neither of the two teams
conferences can help us point to a w inner.
Ohio State's Big Ten Conference has a
3-3 lecoid while the SEC. which Flonda
belongs to. has a 4-3 record. In the two
gances the conferences have faced each
oilier the Big Ten has won both g with
Penn State be.aing Tennessee. and
Wisconsin defeating Arkansas.
Ohio State may be a bit more physical
than Florida but I don't think the
Buckeyes have the Gators overall speed.
Offensively, if Florda checks early and


gets that whack) offense in motion then
the\ could keep Ohio State off base. A lot
of eailh game mistakes could get the
Gatois in trouble though. Defensively
Florida's front four must hold up and cut
off the tun. Troy Smith is a deserving
Heisman \innei. but the Gators may
have the speed to contain him and cover
his receivers.
Euiher team has got the abthlt to come
back if they get a few touchdown-
behind, though I think Florida would
have die biggest problem here.
The othet three Florida teams have
won their bowl ganes this season. Let's
make it a clean sweep. Florida will win
31-28 on a Chris Hetland field goal with
seconds left And no, the Gators won't
buy the Glendale. Arizona Field and
bring it to Gainesvtle like they bought
the RCA Dome flooi after winning the
basketball title.


Player of fhe Week
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Hoops teams back in action


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Though some teams kept a pret-
ty busy schedule playing in holiday
tournaments over the Christmas
break, others took time off from
their boy's basketball schedule.
Things get back to normal this
week as the regular season gets
back into the swing of'things.
East Gadsden who had a busy
Christmas break playing in two
events while running their record to
11-1 will play two district games
this next week, hosting Arnold
Friday night, and playing at
Wakulla County High next
Tuesday.
West Gadsden who has a 6-5
record following break play, gets
back to action Friday night at
Sneads before playing at Marianna
Saturday night. Tuesday night, the
Panthers host Liberty Co. in a dis-
trict game.
'Carltr Pairanmoe began the
2007 parlf then schedule Tuesday
with a game at Liberty Co. The
Lions will host Sneads Thursday


night and play at Taylor Co. next
Tuesday.
The Munroe team hasn't played
a game since December 15. They
play at John Paul Thursday night, at
North Florida Monday night, and at
Lake City Christian next Tuesday.

EGHS starts New Year
with 11-1 mark
The East Gadsden Jaguars con-
tinued to impress people with their
play in the Capital City Classic last
week. The Jaguars took two oppo-
nents apart to run their record to 11-
1 for the season.
Friday, East Gadsden handled
Chiles 63-36 racing to 17-1 spreads
in both the first and second halves.
Inside play and an aggravating
press pretty much did Chiles in.
Sam McLaurin scored 16 points
leading the inside play while
Reshard McGill scored 12 points
including 2, 3-point shots. Guards
Leonardo Deloney, Darius Jackson,


and Eddie Murray caused a lot of
Timberwolf turnovers during the
game.
Saturday the Jaguars defeated
St. Jude of Montgomery, Alabama
66-50, again spurting out to a big
lead and building it to 39-22 by
halftime. McGill, the Classic MVP
had 15 points, and 5 assists while
Deloney had 21 points and 9
steals. McLaurin pulled off 16
rebounds to top East Gadsden in
that department."It was good to
play some different opponents dur-
ing the break," Jaguar coach
Demetric Salters said. "I thought
we used both our height and quick-
ness to pressure Chiles and St.
Jude." He continued. "We just need
to keep up the intensity in the new
year."
East Gadsden begins the new
year with two district games. They
host Arnold,'who knocked them out
of the district last year,, in a home
game Friday night. They play at
Wakulla next Tuesday.


Hatten signs with UNM
Sylvester Hatten, a' 2004 graduate of East
Gadsden High School, recently signed to play
college football with the University of New
Mexico. Hatten, an offensive lineman who has
played at both Alabama State University and
Dodge City Community College in Dodge City,
Kansas, felt the opportunity to play at UNM
might give him his best chance at his ultimate
goal; to play in the National Football League.
"The program at New Mexico is known for
developing offensive lineman who go on to the
NFL," Hatten said. *
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Back to basics at Stewart



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Since August, Stewart Street
Elementary art students have
been blending state-required
analysis of arts principles with
some study of myth and art his-
tory, as well as ways that science
and math can be related to
human anatomy.
For thousands of years, stu-
dents of the visual arts have
been learning their lessons
through observation and docu-
mentation of the physical wprld,
and like them, Stewart Street K-
2 children have been screening
their impassioned responses to
storytelling through the lens of


tough problems like
Renaissance perspective and
color study. Third through fifth-
graders have been similarly
l9oking in mirrors to study their
faces and tackling "still lives."
All involved have been juggling
and strengthening their thinking
and knowing skills while pro-
portionately measuring out
shapes, planes, values and col-
ors.
Students have also been
learning to see design elements
and symbols in the visual arts as
components of another language
that needs to be "read," not just


looked at. They are learning that
this kind of "reading" helps
them enhance their knowledge
of history as well as mythologiz-
ing activity. In the process, stu-
dents matured their views on the
human condition while strug-
gling to better understand the
unfolding nature of their art-
making process. The study is
one way to teach them to recon-
sider their sense of selves and of
their classmates. They are learn-
ing a little more about being
human while struggling to better
understand the unfolding nature
of their art-making process.


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Cool Science was the theme of a three-week long program held at the William A. "Bill" McGill
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al and entertaining planetarium show. After the "Star Lab" experience participants went outside
to view the night sky with binoculars to put some of their new knowledge to practice. Students are
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Lunch: Chicken with yellow
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Friday, Jan. 5
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
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Lunch: Sloppy Joe on bun,
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Breakfast: Assorted cereal
with toast, variety of mixed
fruit.
Lunch: Chicken nuggets
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buttered corn on the cob, and
pineapple chilled Jell-O.

Tuesday, Jan. 9
Breakfast: pancake with
syrup, sausage link, 100% fruit
juice.
Lunch: Macaroni and cheese
with turkey and roll, butter
sliced carrots, cherry cobbler.


Wednesday, Jan. 10
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
with toast, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Hamburger steak
with gravy and roll, seasoned
green beans, orange slices,
white cake.

Thursday, Jan. 11
Breakfast: Grits and turkey
bits, toast, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Fried chicken wings
and roll, sweet potatoes with
marshmallow, mixed fruit, cin-
namon roll.


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Faculty Spotlight

Mack t McCo ei e
-A 25-year veteran
Saistfuctor iat Ta'.l


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because
o," McCorvey"said. "I leftfan e I
position in the early. 80's to come..ta5.1
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students. I love facilitating their fif,
standing and even appreciation.of mt
McCorvey, a University of Floridf sa -
ate, was an engineer for Protot .t ,
Gamble in Cincinnati; and fir AT&T ''. -.'
Jacksonville, before heading'west tq:ra' ..
tahassee. He also served as a f4l-tfti.. e,:
faculty member at'Santa Fe Corib nIty,
College upon finishing graduate'schi'
UF.
McCorvey has remained an, actil iT .,
member and seen many chafiges, not- '-.
only at TCC, but within the teachingfie~l
in general. He was the faculty represent r-
tative for TCC's Brain Bowl team durt'ig
Ats inception and served as a mentb irt c-
students. Additionally, he has seen thei:
evolution of technology and its impact on i
teaching.
"Technology plays an'important part in
.teaching now. We constantly have to
decide to what extent we implement
technology into our teaching these days::
in order to engage student involvement in .-
the learning process," said McCorvey,
New technology or not, it's all about the
personal experience of working with stu-
dents that keeps this professor going, For
him, and so many others at TCC, there is
true enjoyment in seeing students learn
and understand successfully.


Attention Engineers, Architects and Community and Continuina Education Courses at TCCs Quincy House


Rehited Professionals
If you are interested in updating your
knowledge of the latest technology
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2007, Autodesk VIZ 2007 (3D Stu-
dio), Arcview GIS, Spatial Analyst,
GPS, as well as Surveying and
Construction. For more information,
contact Dr. Zoreh Moshir. Chair of
the Engineering and Technology Pro-
gram at (850) 201-8334 or moshirz@
tcc.fl.edu.

Local Art on Display
John Lytle Wilson's work will be on
display in the TCC Fine Art Gallery
from January 11 February 8. There
will be a reception on the 11th from
6 8 p.m. For more information, call
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12 The Gadsden County Times January 4, 2007


Gadsden Writes winners


Jakerria's 1st birthday
SJakerria Sharmekia Bowen
celebrated her first birthday
IJecniber 31. She is the daughter
ol Subrina Thomas and
Ronterrius Bowen of Quincy. Her
niaternal grandparents are Earl
a4d Veronica Thomas of Quincy;
paternal grandparents are Tony-
aid Contina Collins of Quincy,
aid Early Bowen Jr III of
Tllahassee. Her godparents are
Thmara Gordon of Quincy and
William Jessie of Tallahassee.
'She will' enjoy her birthday
bash at the home of her daddy, 44
N. Macon Street, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.
with a Winnie the Pooh party.
Family and friends are invited.


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Charleston is one
Charleston Lamar Yon will
celebrate his first birthday
January 4. He is the handsome
son of Ashley Kenon and
Charleston Yon of Quincy. His
grandparents are W.D. and
Illian Kenon, and Jimmy
Austin and Lise Austin of
Quincy.
Charleston will celebrate his
birthday on Jan. 4 at his grand-
mother's house.


We are proud to present our Gadsden Writes winners. The stu-
dents above were given an essay to complete. Students wrote their
essay in paragraph formation with sentence structure and elabora-
tiona w4h a smooth flow of events. Congratulations from the St. John
Rockets. Center: Ahmiyah Shaw, Left: Melinda Smith, Ariel
Howard, Denisha Walker, Right: Sh'Qwola Harris, Ayonna Scott,
and' Robert Eason
3W


Voice of the Everglades: A Portrayal of Marjory Douglas
'" ** "-*2'.vs -


Come out to the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement on January
14, at 3:00 central time and
experience a free theatrical
event presented by the Florida
Humanities Council, in associa-
tion with the Calhoun County
Public Library.
Actress Betty Jean
Steinshouer will take on the
rcle of Marjory Stoneman
j1


Douglas. Follow the story of
the matriarch of Miami as she
begins her crusade to restore
the Everglades. Since the 1947
publication of her book,
Everglades: River of Grass, she
has realized that her focus must
be on restoration, not conserva-
tion- "Conservation is now a
dead word. You can't conserve
what you haven't got." Light


refre4~tienis will be available,
and iLere is no admission
charge.
The` Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is located in Sam
Atkins Park, about 1 mile west
of the intersection of Hwy 71
and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy. 20
West out of Blountstown.. Look
for signs for Sam Atkins Park.
Turn North at Lindy's Fried


Chicken (Silas Green St.).
Plenty of parking!
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a nonprofit organ-
ization dedicated to the preser-
vation of rural life in the
Florida Panhandle.
For further information on
the Settlement call: 850-674-
2777, or e-mail pps@ppsmuse-
um.org.


2006: The year


in Gadsden in


review


July
Heated squabbling among coun-
cil members, frequent interruptions
and lengthy tangents off the agenda
continued to mark the City of:
Midway's town council meetings..
These problems led to a slow-down
in getting the business of the city
working. Workshops and meetings
were held without any decisions
being made.
But as the Fourth of July
approached, Midway was long on
patriotism as well as the Town of
Greensboro as both held lively cele-
brations.
The Gadsden Community
Hospital had been closed more than
six months and talk of an Urgent
Care Center was going ahead at full
steam. In'early July, county officials
hoped the opening of the center was
weeks away; as it turned out it
would be six months before the cen-
ter actually opened.
The Board of County
Comnnissioners approved five sub-
divisions as well as the expansion of
the Gadsden Correctional Facility in
Gretna. The facility won approval to
add another 55,000 square feet to
the existing 201,000 square feet.
Bill Bogan, Quincy's city man-
ager, told city commissioners that
the challenge they faced was that of
balancing the city's budget and
delivering adequate services to the
citizens. He explained that the cur-
rent millage rate was 2.75 which
generates $515,000 annually which


SPart 2

he said does not "scratch the iar-
face" and asked commissioners if
they wanted to consider a property
tax increase.
No, was the answer.
Business was booming in
Quincy and the county when it came
to providing shelter. The 120-apart-
ment Arbor Crest complex on North
Cleveland Street was well under-
way. The apartments are considered
affordable and not low income,
developers stressed.
In addition to the handful of bed
and breakfasts in Gadsden County,
the county will soon be able to count
six motels along interstate
exchanges in Midway and Quincy.
On the sports scene, East
Gadsden High School named Scott,
Anderson as its new head football
coach. Anderson, a native of
Massachusetts, had coaching expe-
riences at Texas and Georgia Tech
before coaching the sport in
Jacksonville at Sandlewood High.
Sadly, Midway Councilman
Louis Parker, Jr. died suddenly of
diabetes-related illness in July. He
was 45-years-old.
The Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners decided
they didn't want Pat Thomas
Insurance & Associates as its agent
anymore. County Manager Marlon
Brown explained that insurance pre-
mium costs were on the rise and that
in some cases coverage had
decreased. In an effort to save
See YEAR on Page 15


FIGHTING

AN INVISIBLE

ENEMY

He was born two days after Christmas in the small
town of Ole, Fr.ne,l:.Hi father, a leather tanner,
dreanqd, his son'griving up and becoming a"
professor at the college ir the nearby town of
Arbois, As a child however, the son displayed a
greater interest in fishing and drawing than aca-
demics. When, in the afterr grades, science became
part of the school curriculum, the young man
showed a much greater interest in his studies. At
the age of si.teen, lhe enrolled at the university in
Besancon, where e received Bachelor's degrees in
Iileratjre and mathematics before his twentieth
birthday





^^


His degrees qualified him to achieve his father's
dream. His teachers however, believed he had
greater potential and encouraged him to continue
his studies at the nationally renowned Ecole Normale
Superieure in Paris, So it was that in 1843, twenty-
year-old Louis Pasteur arrived in Paris to study sci-
ence. Within four years, he received his doctorate and
began teaching in Dijon and Strasbourg,

!'W~ih uis graduated from university,
scientists still believed in a centuries old
theory called "spontaneous generation"
which stated that living organisms could
emerge from non-living matter For
example, meat left in the open air would
eventually, be covered with maggots.
Where did the maggots come from?
Until disproved in the seventeenth cen-
tury, scientists had believed they came
from the meat, although how meat cre-
ated maggots was unknown. Paneur ii hislabc
Even though the mag- Throught he Muir
Wr',en halt
got from meat exam-
ple was disproved,
most scientists continued to
believe "spontaneous genera-
tion"applied in some situations.

In 1859, the French Academy of
Science sponsored a contest.
Scientists were invited to devise
an experiment that would
S either prove, or disprove, "sponr
Staneous generation" Taking up
S the challenge, Pasteui designed
an elegantly simple experiment
As it had been proven that boil-
ing a liquid killed existing
microorgbiisms, Pasteur first
created a pure liquid by boiling
meat broth in a flask. He then


heated the flask's neck, bending it anS" shape, much
like a swan's neck.

To enter the flask, air needed to pass through the
curved neck. If it included any particles or organ-
isms, they would be caught either on the entryway's
damp sides, or settle at the bottom of the "S." Sure
enough, nothing grew inside the flask.
To eliminate any lingering possibility .
that bacteria causing particles were tot ,
airborne, he tilted the flask so that some
of the broth settled in the lower part of
the neck, There, the clear broth turned

cloudy with organisms, proving that only
the air could have carried them into the
"S." From among all those experiments
submitted by scientists across France,
the academy selected Pasteur's as the
only one to conclusively show that
"spontaneous generation' could not
*lr.Ol:ry occur.

For the rest of his life. Pasteur seemed to
float from one towering achievement to
another. Among his multitude of accomplishments
was the development of the germ theory of disease,
which postulated that airborne bacteria called
germs could cause disease. He then proved his the-
ory, allowing scientists to focus on preventing and
curing disease by killing the bacteria causing germs.
He also eliminated anthrax in sheep across France
and then used his understanding of anthra< to
develop a rabies vaccine. His body of work led him to
be regarded as one of the greatest scientists in
human history.

Find out more about him. Take The Web Journey..


NEXT WEEK:
J'accuse


IT HAPPENED

THIS WEEK!








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CLurlesy r. Ihe ,Oeirn ieni of llh Uh ied h nlgdio

In much of the English-speaking world, although not
the United States, the day after Christmas is a holiday
called Boxing Day. No, it isn't a day for fighting. Its
a igirns are somewhat obscure, but it may have its
origins duI ng the Middle Ages, when Britons with
servants gave them gift boxes on the day after
Christimas, as servants worked on Christmas Day.


Find out what the other possible origin of Boxing Day is
at http://tinyurl.com/4nrrg




FLORIDA

FAST FACT


THE WEB JOURNEY


Louis Pasteur

This resource evolved from a biographical lec-
ture presented by Dr. David Cohn at the
University of Louisville in 1996. It includes a
biography of Pasteur, an -:pl irination of "spon-
taneous generation," and other documents
relating to his career.



Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/52nx3


Harvard Classics Scientific Papers:
Louis Pasteur
These original papers by Louis Pasteur are the
foundation on which much of twentieth cen-
tury science and medicine is based. Originally
presented by Pasteur between the early
1860's and 1880, they explain his discoveries
about fermentation, the germ theory and its
application to medicine, as well as the rela-
tionship of germs to some diseases.
Web Address: http:/ltinyurl.com/4pmxe


The National Health Museum:
Louis Pasteur

This brief biographical entry discusses the sci-
entist's life and work, Select the link to "spon-
taneous generation"found in the first para-
graph for an in-depth explanation of the the-
ory, and an explanation of Pasteur's 1859
experiments, that disproved the theory.

Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/4v4z8


ill- I ill i hle HOIJu 1890. (c'uile.y ut rite Lillle .Vhu e Houi
'I -..Jcllll lu.i llnl

"The Little White House" is located on the grounds
of the Key West Naval Air Station. President.Harry
Truman began using the former base commandant's
home as a getaway retreat in 1946.

Find out when President Truman visited Key West,
and what he did while he was there at
http://tinyurl.com/Suvq5


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The Gadsden County Times January 4,2007 13


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Professional help wanted
FIPSE REPOSITIORY
PROJECT COORDINATOR
GR000574
$45,000 $52,000 annually
Florida Distance Learning
Consortium
Closing 1/9/07 at 5 pm
MENTOR COORDINATOR
GR000276
$27,500- $.33,500
College Reach Out
Program CROP
Closing 1/9107 at 5 pm
GRANT COORDINATOR
GR000577
$30,000 $35,000
Dot/Child Safety Seat
Distribution Program
Closing'1/9/07 at 5 pm
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
GR000580
$24,960 annually
DOH/Staffing Services/
Division of Disease
Control, Florida SHOTS
Closing 1/17/07 at 5 pm
GOVERNMENT OPERA-
TIONS CONSULTANT I
GR000583
$38,550
DOH/Staffing Services/
Information Technology
Closing 1/17/07 at 5 pm
COMPUTER APPLICA-
TIONS COORDINATOR
GR000499
$40,000 60,000 annually
DOH/ Office of Public
Health Research
Closing 1/17/07 at 5 pm
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
GR000403
$38,000
Volunteer Florida
Foundation
Closing 1/17/07 at 5 pm
PROGRAM MANAGER
GR000496
$50,000- $54,000
DOH/Staffing Service
Closing 1/17/07 at 5 pm
OPS-FIELD PROGRAM
COORDINATOR-G STARS
OPSCA101
$10-$15 per hour
20- 40 hours per week
Econor'r: & Wirf'-.,rce
DE ilopmerI
Open until filled
OPS
CONTRACT ASSISTANT
OPSCA101
$10-$12 per hour
30 hours per week
Economic & Workforce
Development
Open until filled
The above vacancies are
fiscal year contracted. For
ADA accommodations,
please notify Human
Resources; (850) 201-
8510, fax 201-8489, TDD
201-8491 or FL Relay 711.
Obtain mandatory
Tallahassee Community
College employment appli-
cation from Human
Resources, TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee,
FL 32304-2895; or email
humres@tcc.fl.edu: Visit
the College's website at
www.tcc.fl.edu for position
details and employment
application. TCC will be
closed 12/20/06- 1/2/07
for winter break.
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer


APALACHEE
(It.i] P rFL HI.IMAN hK\, t'

ADULT CASE MANAGERS (five positions available)
#1896, #1742, #1045, #2037 & #1834
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. Vali drivers license required.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANT #1715
Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and
1,000 hours of behavioral health experience. Valid
driver's license required.
INPATIENT/RESIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH
ASSISTANT (3 positions available) #2048, #2039,
#2049
Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Prior
psychiatric experience preferred. Valid driver's license
required.
Call, Click or Visit: (850)523-3217 or 1(800) 226-2931,
www.apalacheecenter.org. Human Resources, 2634-J
Capital Circle N.E., Tallahassee, FL 32308
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Drug-Free WorkplaceDrug-Free Workplace



RE-ADVERTISEMENT
City of Gretna
Inmate Work Crew Supervisor
Job Announcement
$10/Hour

The City of Gretna is accepting applications
for a full or part-time Inmate Work Crew
Supervisor. Applicant must be at least eight-
een years old, U.S citizen, possess a valid
State of Florida driver's license, have good
moral character, not have any criminal histo-
ry involving perjury or false statement. State
of Florida Certified Correctional Officers
and females are encouraged to apply. This
position is outside work.
Pick up applications at the City of Gretna
City Hall, 14615 Main St. or fax resume to
(850) 856-9682 attention City Manager.
Deadline for applications is on Tuesday,
January 16, 2007 at 2:00pm. The City of
Gretna is an equal opportunity employer.




Diesel & Printing

Equip-

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Mechanic Forms

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Needed *Envelopes

w/ tools &

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*Fliers

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Chevy Buick of Quincy-
Automotive bookkeep-
er needed; auto experi-
ence preferred. Apply
in person.
01/04c

ELECTRONIC
TESTER Electronics
Manufacturer has sev-
eral openings for Tester
Operators. Knowledge
of PCBA's & compo-
nents a plus. Will train.
Competitive salary, eoe
m/f dfwp. Apply at 102
Technology Way,
Havana, FL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
12/14-1/04c

SOLDERERS
TeligentEMS is Havana
has immediate open-
ings for Solderers with
3+ months experience
OR soldering certifica-.
tion/training. (1st & 2nd
shifts). Excellent pay -
currently working lots of
overtime. Air condi-
tioned facility. EOE
DFWP m/f Apply at 102
Technology Way,


Havana, PL 32333; fax
850-539-2509; email
hr@teligentems.com
12/14-1/04c

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
i 12/141i/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
12/28-1/04/07c


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Portraits have some-
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sentiment: buttons, key-
chains, t-shirts, greeting


cards, banners, etc.
Please call 627-8930.
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I LEGAL


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of the
following certificate has
filed said certificate for 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:

QR 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
W OF SEC OF SW 1/4
OF NW 14 RUN W 208
2/3 FT. N 104 3/8 FT E
208 2/3 FT., S. 104 3/8 FT.
TO P.O.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
Gardden Cuntnfv Flnrida


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CASE NO. 06 001532
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CITIFINANCIAL SER-
VICES, INC., SUCCES-
SOR BY REASON OF
MERGER WITH CITIFI-
NANCIAL SERVICES,
INC. 344, LLC, SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO,
ASSOCIATES FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES OF
AMERICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,

Vs.


UNKNOWN HEIRS,
AL) DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
Slenda McPherson TORS, .LIENORS,
uty Clerk TRUSTEES OF LEILA
4,21,28/06&01/4/07c 'MAE MARCH,
DECEASED; PRISCILLA
ANTHONY; PRISCILLA
Notice of Intent ANTHONY, HEIR;
DOROTHY MAE
;uant to the amended MARCH, HEIR; PATRICIA
ion 121.055, Florida MARCH WILSON, HEIR;
utes, the Gadsden THAWANNA T. MARCH,
nty Board of County HEIR; DEMETRUS
nmissioners hereby FEASTER, HEIR;
gnate the following JEROME FIELDS, HEIR,
tion to the Senior IF LIVING, INCLUDING
agement Service ANY UNKNOWN
s: Assistant to the SPOUSE OF SAID
nty Manager. DEFENDANT(S), IF
nation will be effec- REMARRIED, AND IF
January 1, 2007. DECEASED, THE
12/28/06&01/04/07c R E S P E C T I V E
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
HE CIRCUIT COURT ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
THE SECOND JUDI- TORS, LIENORS, AND
- CIRCUIT OF THE TRUSTEES, AND ALL
TE OF FLORIDA, IN OTHER PERSONS
SFOR GADSDEN CLAIMING BY,
JNTY THROUGH, UNDER OR


AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,.
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS,
-TRUSTEES OF LEILA
MAE MARCH,
DECEASED; PATRICIA
MARCH WILSON, HEIR;
THAWANNA T. MARCH,
HEIR; DEMETRUS
FEASTER, HEIR;
JEROME FIELDS, HEIR;
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;
Whose residence are/is
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY
required to file your
answer or written defens-
es, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and serve a
copy thereof upon the
plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address
appears hereon, within


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.
01/04/07C


Household Liquidation:
Jan 4-10. 10 a.m. 5
p.m. Everything Must
Go. Selling to the bare
walls. all items priced to
be trucked away.
Antiques, china cabi-
nets, BR sets, living
room set, dining room,
some new items. VCR.
Vacuum cleaner, many
other items. Deep freez-
er, refrigerator, stove,
washing machine ...
even wood for sale.
139 Byrd Rd, east of
Quincy, blue house. Call
627-6345. Something
for everyone.
01/04p

Hurricane Lilies (red spi-
der lilies). Mature bulbs,
12/$6.00. 850-875-2302.
12/28-1/11p


Queen. Pillow-Top"'
Mattress Set. New in
plastic with warranty, can ;i
deliver $129. 222-9879..
01/04C

NEW KIN PILLOW,
TOP CHIRO. REST
MATTRESS SET, still. -
sealed w/warranty $225.
425-8374.
01/04c

SOLID WOOD Cherry
sleigh bed BRAND
NEW in box $275. 545-.:
7112
01/04c

Micro-Fiber sofa and
loveseat $450. Earth;.-
tone, hardwood frame,
lifetime warranty, new in-
crate, delivery available..
222-2113
01/04c


LEAL


thirty days of the first pub-
lication of this Notice, the
nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the
following described prop-
erty, to wit

THE EAST HALF (E 1/2)
OF LOTS NUMBERED
ONE (1) AND TWO (2) IN
BLOCK "K" OF HILLSIDE
PARK UNIT NO. TWO (2)
IN THE CITY OF QUINCY
AS SHOWN ON A MAP
OR PLAT OF SAID HILL-
SIDE PARK UNIT NO.
TWO (2) ONFILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


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AOKWOOD ACCEP-
TANCE CORPORATION,
LLC,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

GERALD P. SIMPSON
AND JUDY D. SIMPSON.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: GERALD P. SIMP-
SON AND JUDY A. SIMP-
SON AND ALL PARTIES
HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST N
THE PROPERTY HERE-
IN DESCRIBED.


A YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
MALCOMB STREET, mortgage on the following
NCY, FL 32351 property in Gadsden,
Florida:
ou fail to file your 1996 Feetwood manufac-
ver or written defens- tured home serial number
n the above prdceed- FLFLS70A23575HL21,
on plaintiffs attomey, and Gregory Subdivision,
fault will be entered Lot "C", Commence at an
nst you for the relief iron pipe marking the
anded in the northwest comer of the
plaint or Petition. West half of the
Southwest quarter of the
ED at GADSDEN Southeast quarter of
nty this 22:'day of Section 36, Township 3
ember, 2006.,, North, Range 2 West,
Gadsden County, Florida,
olas Thomas : and thence South 88
k of the Circuit Court degrees 32 minutes 35
seconds West, along the
AL) North boundary of tall tim-
f19 'ber subdivision (unrecord-
aya Turner ed), a distance of 2630.07
uty Clerk feet to rebar and cap on
'1, i the Easterly right of way of
accordancee with the .County Road no. 153;
rican with Diseilities thence run Northeasterly
of 1990, persons along said Easterly right of
ling a specia[llcom- way of County Road no.
action to part jpate in 153, along a curve to the
proceeding shouldd left having a radius of
act the ASA 1960.08 feet for an arc dis-
dinator n later thari tance of 542.80 feet
n (7) days prior to the (chord North 16 degrees
seding. If hearing 41 minutes 59 seconds
ired, please call (800) West 541.06 feet) to a
9771 (TDD) or (800) concrete monument mark-
8770 (voice), via ing the end of said curve;
la Relay Service. thence North 24 degrees
37 minutes 59 seconds
Offices of Daniel C. West, along said Easterly
suegra right of way of County
King Palm Drive Road no. 153, for a dis-
pa, FL 33619-1328 tance of 233.60 feet to a
13-915-8660 concrete monument for
813-915-0559 the point of beginning from
ley for Plaintiff said point of beginning,
01/04&11/07c thence continue North 24
degrees 37 minutes 59
seconds West, along said
HE CIRCUIT COURT Easterly right of way of
HE SECOND JUDI- County Road no. 153, for
CIRCUIT IN AND a distance of 254.77 feet
GADSDEN COUN- to a concrete monument
LORIDA for a point of curve to the
left, having a radius of
E NO. 06-CA-1345 1960.08 feet; thence
Northwesterly along said
MORGAN CHASE Easterly right of way of
K, AS TRUSTEE BY County Road no. 153 and
OUGH ITS DULY said curve for an arc dis-
-ORIZED SERVIC- stance of 133.45 feet
AGENT, VANDER- (chord North 26 degrees
MORTGAGE AND 35 minutes 01 seconds
NCE, INC., SUC- West 133.42 feet) to a


Invitation to Bid
Bid No. 06-20 (Re-Bid)
Pest Control Services

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking sealed bids for
monthly Pest Control Services. Bids will be
received until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January
18, 2007 in the Management Services
Department, 5-B E. Jefferson Street,. Quincy,
FL 32351 and opened immediately thereafter
in the County Manager's Conference Room, 9
E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL *32351.
Specifications may be obtained from the
Management Services Department at 5-B'E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL or by dialing 850-
875-8660. Questions concerning the specifica-
tions should be directed to Spencer Bowens at
850-875-5340. Bids will not be valid if not
sealed in an envelope marked "SEALED
BIDS" and identified by the name 6f the firm,
bid number and time of opening. The Gadsden
County Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any one bid or all.
bids, any part of any bid, to waive any infor-
mality in any bid, and to award the purchase in
the best interest of the County, EEO/AA
01/04/07c


rebar; thence South 85
degrees 51 minutes 01
seconds East, along the
southern maintained right
of way boundary of a
44.00 fot roadway known
as Lester Lewis Road,
372.87 feet to a concrete
monument for a point of
curve to the left, having a
radius of 533.00 feet,
thence Easterly along said
southern maintained right
of way boundary and
curve for an arc distance
of 267.96 feet (chord
bears North 80 degrees
16 minutes 52 seconds
East 265.35 feet) to a con-
crete monument; thence
South 21 degrees 56 min-
utes 17 seconds East
424.00 feet to a concrete
monument; thence North
87 degrees 45 minutes 03
seconds West 626.43 feet
to the point of beginning,
subject to a 60.00 foot
access, utility and
drainage easement of the
public Records of
Gadsden County, Florida
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Jeremy R. Wilson, the
plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is: The Corea
Firm, PLL.C., 325 N. St.
Paul, Suite 4150, Dallas,
Texas 75201, telephone:
214-953-9300, facsimile:
214-953-3901 on or
before 30 days after the
first publication of this
notice and file the original
with the clerk of this court
either before service on
the plaintiff's attomey or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint.


DATED ,o Decefiber 22;
2006.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of theCircuit Court

(SEAL)

By Taya Tumer
As Deputy Clerk
01/04&11/07c\


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

Case #: 20061423 CAA
Division#:
UNC:

Regions Bank d/b/a
Regions Mortgage suc-
cessor by merger to Union
Planters Bank, N.A., as
successor to Real Estate
Financing, Inc.,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

Renee A. McEwen; Estate'
of Ketty D. McEwen,
deceased; Unknown
Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, Assignees,
Creditors, Lienors and
Trustees of Ketty D.
McEwen, deceased, and
all other persons claiming
by and through, under,
against the named defen-
dant(s); Donald Edward
McEwen; Mark Elmer
McEwen; Lucius Edward
McEwen; Cathleen
Mannhelmer; Claire
Minor; Unknown Parties In
Possession #1; Unknown
Parties In Possession #2;


Cont'd pg. 14


Family Support Worker-
Immediate opening available for the
Gadsden Child Development Center.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred,
computer skills a plus but not required.
Must have a valid Florida Drivers
License and have a driving record
acceptable to RCMA's insurance carrier.
Must have reliable transportation and be
able and willing to obtain a CDL, Class
C license.
Apply or send' resume to Aide Perez at
1292 Greensboro Hwy, Quincy, FL
32330.
RCMA is ian.. Equal Opportunity
Employer. We do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual
orientation, age or national origin, reli-
gion, or disabilities.
.. .' ,:* 3/9&16c



Quincy Farms

Class A Driver
Versatile Class A CDL Driver needed. Front-
end Loader experience a plus. No

ovemights. Pay is negotiable with benefits.
Send resume to 190 Mannie Gunn Road,
Quincy, FL 32351 or fax to 850-627-3493.
EOE



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


MOVING SALE!!!

Buy All Items at $1,525

LIKE NEW black electric stove $500
LIKE NEW black refrigerator $500
Love chair and sofa set $250
Section chairs $300
Two office desks $50
Microwave $25


Call Tee at 980-8644


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Ahora temporalmente arrendando
Sapartamentos sin consideration
alguna hacia requisitos de trabajo
Apartamentos de granja. botalmente equpa-I
espaciosos de do con CH&A.
1, 2 y 3 Algunas restric-
dormitorios clones se aplican.
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Gretna, FL 32332
850-856-5801
,1. TDDI I/800-955-8771 ti?


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Farm Labor Requirements.


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Some Restrictions Apply.


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APARTAMENTOS PARA RENTAR
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Accepting Applications For
Aceptando Aplicaciones Para
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Disponible a Trabajadores de Granja Domestica
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Each office independently owned
and operated


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$239,900 C-1676
17.7 WOODED ACRES! 158 Feet along Hazel Green Road
and extending 819 feet north of curve on Hazel Green. On
government-maintained road. $106,200 J-4323
TIW'LoTS WITH PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAKE TALQUIN!
Wooded, but no large trees. IDEAL FOR TRADITIONAL OR
MOBILE HOME. Lot is 100x50x125x125.
,3 $27,500 W-4321
N LISTINGS:
;GeME HOME TO PEACE & QUIET in this 3 BR, 2 BA,
1,&16 sf home ON 23.7 ACRES. Huge barn, springs and
YOUR OWN SMALL FISH POND!
1 $345,000 D-1692
ROOMY AND COMFY with a GREAT FLOOR PLAN. 4
BR, 2 BA, 2,547 sf. Fireplace in living and family rooms. ON
TWO LOTS! Needs some repairs, but a GREAT PRICE
FOR THE VALUE.
$144,900 0-1693
WHATA BUY! 3 BR, 1 BA, 1,152 sf mobile home that needs
a few repairs. But the PRICE IS RIGHTAT
ONLY $59,900 C-7180
ANOTHER GOOD BUY! 3 BR, 2 BA 1,188 sf Mobile home,
needs a few cosmetic repairs. QNLY$57,750 C-7181


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Short Drive to Tallahassee
$29,900 owner finance

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FOR
LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
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Call
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Thank you
for reading
the
Gadsden
County
Times!
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Apartamentos sin consideration alguna
hacia requisitos de trabajo de granja.
Apartamentos espaciosos de 1, 2 y 3
dormitorios
Totalmente equipado con CH&A
S algunas restricciones se r
aplican.

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Small front office for
rent, downtown in the
Carriage Factory build-
ing. Near courthouse,
on Washington St. Call


Dutch at 85
2821.


50-579-
01/04c


3 BR, 2 BA mobile
home in Gretna.
Carpeted, CH/A. $500
month + $300 deposit.
Call 222-8449.
01/04p
2 BR, 1 BA house in


Gretna. $295
$200 deposit. C
8449.

3 BR, 2 BA sin
mobile home,
renovated. St.
Community. $5
+ $700/mo.
accepted. 856-9

2 BR mobile ho
John area. 627-


/mo + 3BD home nice quiet
'all 222- neighborhood. Fenced
yard, CHA. Newly ren-
01/04p ovated. HUD accepted.
627-7693.
glewide 12/21-1/04p
newly
Johns 2 BR/ 1.5 BA town-
00 dep house, Quircy. Prive
HUD driveway. Large private
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applicant.
ime, St. 4261.
-7360.
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FROM pg. 13
If Living, And All Unknown
Parties Claiming By,
Through, Under And
Against The Above


Named Defendant (s)
Who Are Not Known To Be
Dead Or Alive, Whether
Said Unknown Parties
May Claim An Interest As
Spouses, Heirs, Devisees,


Grantees,
Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE O
FORECLOSE


CEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO:
Donald Edward McEwen
Residence unknown, if liv-
ing, including any
unknown spouse of the
said Defendants, if either
has remained and if either
or both of said Defendants
are dead, their respective
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, cred-
itors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons
claiming by, through,
under or against the
named Defendant(s); and
the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown
Defendants and such of
the ; aforementioned
unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui
juris.j .;
YOU ARE HERBY NOTI-
FIED that an action has
been pmmenced to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following real property,
lying and being and situat-
ed in Gadsden County,
Floridi; more particularly
described as follows;
LOT 2, BLOCK "A",
COUNTRY MEADOWS,
A SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
214, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
More commonly known
as 503 Country Lane,
Havana, FL 32333.


VVuI edpt This action has been filed
approved against you and you are
1-813-382- required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if
12/21-28p any, upon SHAPIRO &
FISHMAN, LLP, Attomeys
for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2424 North
Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, Florida
33431 within thirty (30)
Or Other days after the first publica-
tion of this notice January
4, 2007, andfile the origi-
nal with the clerk of this
F ACTION Court either before service
URE PRO- on Plaintiff's attorney or


immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on the
13th day of December,
2006.
Nicholas Thomas
Circuit and County Courts
(SEAL)
By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
01/04&11/07c

LEGAL NOTICE
Sheffield's Body Shop,
1715 Mainline Drive,
Quincy, Florida 32352
gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles
on January 20, 2007, at
12:30 p.m., pursuant to
Subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. We
reserve the right to accept
or reject any and/or all,
bids.
93 FORD ESCORT
BLUE
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GREEN
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Yea from Pag I:

mosnci cunissioners, said they
no lon iaer needed an agent.
When the Goveror signed the
2006 bdget, parks in the county
reciawd a ich needed funds for reln-
ovamions. Sawdust Park received
money to be Ield for a picnic pavil-
ion, exercise trail, i/,I'., play-
ground, restroonm,h II -lihh parking,
baseball field, att I', .1., it'ill ,iit.
Sheriff Morris Young said tlh
county jail was so overcrowded
inmates were sleeping on tlhe Ili",
Oigngit6.'t illi to hoise 150
inmates, this summer the total
reached 234, i t,- nauin stcaue of the
high cemus is blatimed on iltliate
waiting to be transported te state
-!,..:.rn.. the large nu!nmbe of prlobh-
tion violators, and hil l.: \wilingl to
see a judge,
It became offial flid the irwe
was on a Liu.ltiii.tl forl the Nov. 7
general election e1ded on July 21,
But before i: eeould gt to tlh gen=
eral ele7ion, w long list of landi=
dates was to be patld down in tll
',dl. i ilI. tlhu, the ltilijktI l oi I
whe Town oft' Hva a moI i r I ,i I)
ytar said .'.. iI'.. :. She said i hiadI
tenm a joy to work with diw Town
Council a# well as the i ii c
;gt11 wit no hs, ii iii l, w e snii,
s.,)luiiiti-.'litlt ip 1 !ir ll I ll, i|iJ !'"a
Memorial Hospital dw ptrider
fix Wot-if. f n,' for d e county. While
dth wwer i" l ega issues to be
worked ourt te twer tie hospital aid
dte bia-rd, comi iassners said they
-wr meppy oe L7E 'Ji c i;' ".


August
2
A tr iliat ti '. 'f h v i:.', ,' ,
manager Aitonit J*NhtWL WAS
hired again ". .'.L' .*, ... .
After several .,-_,' witi t ii i'-
nent person in Ithe- p1Oiitkt, f
Gretna City Concil heIl a 4
meeting in August and xited 41-l
hire Jtk!2c;, :.n C I..n-t:a -..'-- .. li. ie. t
Franks casts the lone diss-ntint vte.
lffr.::'. ,W. :'.-vedas dly r-
ager i: b L- u. ..- A,': J ., .J. ',
he was unable to gain the support f
the majority of the council atlt*
time.
There was a mild setback at tre.
Senior Citizens Center when Bobbie
Krebs, executive director, and Nilda
Burkite., i'.: i:: 6,A-Cp:.
c.isiic' Longtime employee
Katrine McSwain was named to
serve't int erim laic tl.r and board
Il-.1l 11j!, I,.i n.ll m. ,jid t!i center
would not "miss a beat" in the
tibsen e0 of t two women
n tiin,_ ,.: ,l ll, i i i',ll;. r [.)';r."i-. .
flias, told his I, Il,'. comnrnisioners
that IV had a "litany of concerns"
when it camie eto he 1 galii'in f city
goveriment,i' ippli' g his, list %,[i Ili
fit that ii aMter several mi,itli,. the
city sil!l did not have t liIiini d viec'-
1E \'il.'.iii the ciy nllNimllei Pil
lHogii, its at o :I.- flintt '.il-o i
Elita said hle ptIfet'edl a pe ii ol ll
thai Bogai in the position.
Thw Sd ,owl Board ltnitali\l).
lowered ilhe iiil.ise raftes for lthe
2006=2007 fiscal yuear during a budg=
et harting The Boaerl levied 7,85
Inuill' In locl taxe, down i -i -,. I i
hlst year,
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they had tie abil.e to pay or not.
West Gadsden High School
slipped past East Gadsden High
School by a score of 13-8 in the first
ever "Soul Bowl" when the two
schools met in a pre-season jam-
boree,
With a 11, Ih tweaking here and
three, the City of Quincy passed a
$36 minlliol budget. City Manager
Bill h~e ri'., told commissioners that
the staff had worked "tirelessly" to
present a balanced budget, as
required by state law, le said the city
could c".'I c --- i;i iI it rese rves ts
it Rl' t ll 1 i.I t111 111uiii tl i llw spellding
in tall areas except futel costs,
Dfit-lIn" ti report f hrm an account-
ing hi ili ehy hired, at least one city


UltliSIUIoIi Wmt not satinield that
thi !llltl rt l l' tilnd I o 1 irh ud.
I 'utl .'i1ii1i lii 1 I hit Naiud heo
miktld like to as k (lie tIlor'ida
ittnltlUkul lt w ll Ia k [l, 'iiWn ito
,I t l teth ot- wI 6 l itllii Ilt la
th w $ million ItW illo tIn l In
A begin dt 1S the l.st week in al in l
Miy wayk '.mtlo.' lhil' T, wal a
etwel in a deat driven by I'Int'ru-
IdThe F:ii Joridan whDeenthe sh
riled nvig ate a curve yo i Bi eekyair
GFmind was broke fr i new.
library in Chnuaalotrlice, Work on
the $1 millions p nlt was cet at
begin during t e last wee n a fne ati
by Cook Biothlei'., Ie, The Ilh .u-
will be located across the street Irom
Chattahoochee Eleinentiary School,
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
recognized the Poucher family of
Greensboro as a Century Pioneer
Family for 100 years of farming. The
family was presented a certificate
and sign to be displayed on a fence at
the property entrance.
Gadsden County schools support
personnel said they deserve a little
more respect as well as an incryse in
pay. *)b.
Also, in school related issuwdis-
advantaged students identified as
having academic potential wto cet
some help from T helpla see
Community College which rerived
n $880,000 grant from th mindU.S
Department of Education, The itlent
Search Program will iduleiinly stu-
dents who have potential to Nilcced
.I lcikiimi ill' The iml ii to help stu-
diviw Ii;h high school anid enroll in
a postsecondary school,
County Commissioner Eugene
Laumb said what was on the minds of


many citizens when he refused to
vote for a budget that included high
salaries for county department heads
and lillle for other workers.
In the proposed budget, each
department head would get a mini-
[l1uni i r. I l '11 .w5, 11 O ,ii .WIII el iv lerl
not having been on the job a ywar.
Ltunb said "the public needs to laow
what these people are t.iding
already,"
The adMdem County shook~
*-.ri f.trt'.ni (the top shool feg:
imed b id,; state Deparmnffit of
liJuLrlium fr nialg p~fgrfs fi
student aeihelvemntl
The long--fwaiMted Pigg*y Wi' y
in.r, fr openfled ifs d -s Tte
tore, locatedd on the west and of
town, is the first ew groW ey stsef to
open in nforef tfhal -2' *'-,- -
IV, 1 Lovett, a fortlh grade skt-
dent itt George W, Mnrtoe
denciteilry Shli',,1 won top hotWS
for his poster entitled "One World,
Many Neighbors" and the accompa-
nying poem celebh.irig fair housing.
September
Incumbents Brenda Holt, Isaac
Simmons and Charlie Frost carried
home victories in the September pri-
mary elections. Doug Croley, candi-
date to replace longtime County
Commissioner Sterling Watson,
defeated two challengers to make it
to the November general election-
The Board of County
Commissioners passed a $37.6 mil-
lion budget and kept the millage rate
at 10 mills. County Commissioners
Watson and Lamb voted against both
the budget and the village rate say-
ing the county was in a position this.
year to lower taxes and return money
to the residents.


The school board gave formal
approval to the 7 percent step
iii' L'U C riH:e 1 ,li. ,.I n;' tl Clad den
County ( ,1 ., *'", TeacWft
Association, The MwBoard v wi-ed
'iously dth an addeiL f t tI_
A proposed .agrasnwat btt ww
M idway L' .' ,.. g,- a .-,y :'.11

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hrftcy Inre fl stti a& m p
hm ira Mtir p to atoihral
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aid 56 iar art one hdi L in
answered in l' -A ~: t e A
crfLed fr L1t e ii '.f ;W fL -. the
cfrt ofae Id wh..l r(,e t fl y el',IT-
r. The auditors saie d Qt y fardo'
fNeva Reed, Quing 'i tonne
finance drec, said she fe h vindi-
caked aft"r a #r.ter i.- -t ed Til,
fraud occurred while she was diac-
tor. The auditors said they found s c
fraud, only poor bookkeeping habits.
Reed said she kne the ditwould',
nor turn up any wrng g doig because
there weren't any.
Ella Parker Dc'.: 54, was
named toreplace Louis Parke,Jr. on
--:,l rNL C'; :'sx'rn lD.''I r-
the cousin ofkPa(er who died in July.
James SmiRt, a 52-:' er-old
Gretna n :isa.i shi .ed -i21r
he helped a fellow co-waiker at
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For centunes people have devised means of transportation other than walking In ancient Egypt camels were a means of Iransportation for the very wealthy Horses and
donkeys have also been ndden for thousands of centuries. More modern times brought the use of the horse and buggy or wagon, used for many long distance journeys in
early European and Amencan penods The bicycle was invented in Europe in the 1800's and is still a very popular means of transportation today But the most widely
recognized way of travel these days is none other than The Automobile.
The first original automobile was invented in 1796, in France, by a man named Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot This was a steam powered, self propelled buggy The notion of
this vehicle did not greatly catch the attention of the masses, as at this time governments were still improving the train systems. The first patent on a self propelled vehicle
was obtained in 1789 in the United States. This was also a steam engine design, created by Oliver Evans The first combustion, or gasoline powered engine, came in 1886.
It was actually invented simultaneously in three different places, by three different groups of people. Card Benz In Germany. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in
another region in Germany, and Siegfned Marcus in Austria, all created gas powered-cars in 1886. The world was now ready!
The next major breakthrough in the development of modem automobiles was Henry Ford's Model T. The Model T was known as the car that "put America on wheels".
This car was affordable for many people who in the past could only dream of buying a car. The Model T was built on an assembly line rather than by one set of hands.
This made mass production of the vehicle inexpensive Most all Model T's were painted black. This was to reduce production costs and in turn made the unit even more
affordable In 1914 the assembly line was so efficient It only took 93 minutes to buildan entire car! By 1920 it only cost $300 00 to purchase. That would be about $3500 00
dollars today. The Ford Company, along with Daimler-Chrysler and many other car rfanufacturers-from the early 1900's, are still making new improvements to the
automotive industry today!
Since their invention, cars have become a major part of culture worldwide. In Amenca, many decades can be defined by what types of cars were in style. The 1930's
and 1940's are defined by the black Ford Model As, well known today as the car of the mobster or bank robber. In the 1940's, after WWII. the Volkswagen beetle was
introducedd out of Germany to the rest of the world, and are still popular today The 50's are remember lust as much for the Oldsmobile's at drive in movies, as they are for
the poodle skirts! The 1960's and 70's are remembered for the power of the muscle br! The 70's are also known for the more common four door economy cars. The 80's
for the sports car and the 90 s for the beginning popularity of the SUV, which is still present today. And the current decade can be recognized with the growing popularity of
the street race cars! It is hard to imagine what the world would be like today without automobiles!

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limousines! if the automobile had
never been invented we wouldn't
have any of these things! Not to mention
motorcycles or golf carts! Imagine that the
automobile had never been invented Use
the set of wheels below to create a brand
new type of automobile! Be sure to name it!


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2 Which automobile would be best suited for a beach trip?
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The first Mustang was completed in the
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Florida State Hospital during an
incident with a patient he in the
forensic unit. The unit is where the
criminally insane patients are held.
According to information released
at the time, Smith suffered head
injuries after he was struck by the
inmate.
Three diners filed a discrimina-
tion complaint against the local
Waffle House after they said they
were refused service. Nathaniel
Sailor filed the complaint with the
Florida Commission on Human
Relations after he, his wife, and a
family friend waited for but never
got to eat their meal at the Midway
restaurant.
Gadsden senior citizens part-
nered with the Healthy Start
Coalition to become part of-the
Moses Project to make laundry-bas-
ket cribs, mattresses and coverings
for newborns and infants. The intent
of the project is to keep newborns
and infants from co-sleeping which
has caused the deaths of infants
nationwide.
Midway Tire opened at its new
location in the 10/90 Industrial Park.
A computer glitch sent utility
bills soaring in Quincy and sent res-
idents to city hall to complain. Bill
Bogan, city manager, said the prob-
lem was due to a new system of
reading meters that had not been
tested. The handheld computers
were not calibrated properly and
caused the machines to record high-
er amounts of utilities than were
actually used.
October
Gadsden County
Commissioners approved a budget
but Sheriff Morris Young said that
while the small increase in his budg-
et would allow him to give bonuses
and small raises (4 percent), he
needed more.
He said he is undermanned and
that officers work 12-hour shifts.
The county is divided into four
zones and one deputy covers an
entire zone alone.
There are two drug investigators
and four property investigators for
the entire county. "We're making it
work because they (officers) are put-
ting out," he said. "Those that leave
the department tell me it's because
of money. I know how they feel. I
was a deputy getting the low pay.
That's one of the reasons I ran for
sheriff, so that I could get them the
money they deserve."
Young said he has tried, since


taking office, to save the taxpayers
money.
During the same commission
meeting, commissioners gave
approval to enter into an interlocal
agreement with the City of Quincy
to provide sewer, water and gas to
the Bradwdell Project just west of the
Quincy city limits. The project,
which will consist of a bowling alley
and a Huddle House restaurant, will
enable the county to apply for
$750,000 from the Department of
Community Affairs.
Farnita Saunders, the county's
Community Development Director,
said the project will bring 22 new
jobs to the county. Summit
Professional Services will adminis-
ter the grant, if awarded.
Gadsden County saw its share of
tragedy in October; Crystal Riley,
15, co-captain of the East Gadsden
High School junior varsity cheer-
leading squad, was killed in the
school parking lot after homecom-
ing.
After the game, Crystal and
many other students went to a
school-sponsored dance, where her
mother, Cynthia Riley, was a chap-
erone. Gadsden County Sheriffs
deputies and. security guards hired
for the event kept watch and direct-
ed traffic after the dance ended
around midnight.
"It was still very crowded the
dance had just let out and there was
a large population of people there,
parents picking up students," said
GCSO deputy Ronnie Williams,
who is also assistant principal at the
school. "I saw a car driving and
stopping, driving and stopping. I
tried to stop them and they refused
and drove on, but they got stuck in a
bottleneck of traffic. They backed
up at a high rate of speed. I almost
got hit. They kept backing up and hit
six cars. Then they hit Crystal and
her mother."
Crystal died at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital; her mother was
hospitalized in critical but stable
condition and later released after
several surgeries. Crystal's 18-year-
old sister, Jocelyn, witnessed the
entire thing.
The 16-year-old driver of the car,
Demetrius Kirkland, was arrested
and will be tried as an adult. That
night he was driving a 2000 Infiniti
believed to have been stolen in
Tallahassee.
Also in October, the Florida
Highway Patrol arrested 19-year-old
Tercina Jordan and charged herewith
one count of Driving Under the
Influence manslaughter, five counts
of Driving Under the Influence
causing serious bodily injury, one


count of driving while license sus-
pended or revoked causing death,
and five counts of driving while
license suspended or revoked caus-
ing serious bodily harm.
Jordan's arrest was the result of
an investigation into a fatal traffic
crash on Brickyard Road in Midway
on Aug. 19. "The high speed crash
caused the death of Camellia Byrd,
16, and serious injuries to live other
passengers," according to a report
released by the FHP.
The car Jordan was driving, a
2006 Hyundai Sonata, was travel-
ling west on Brickyard Road at a
speed in excess of 25 miles per hour.
The vehicle traveled off the road and
onto the shoulder where it struck a
tree with its right side, causing it to
rotate clockwise. Byrd was pro-
nounced dead at the scene of the
crash.
Also injured in the accident
were: Jamelia Chantler, 16; Whitney
Marshall, 13; Tinisha Marshall, 15;
Monica Steele, 12; and Christeegia
Price, 15,
Jordan's bail was set at $50,000.
She has bonded out of the Gadsden
County Jail.
That same month, shots fired at
Flint Garden Apartments in
Chattahoochee led to the apprehen-
sion and arrest of three men after a


chase for several miles. The pursuit
involved the Chattahoochee Police
Department, the Gadsden County
Sheriffs Department, the. Florida
Highway Patrol and its aviation unit,
a Florida Fish & Wildlife K-9 offi-
cer, Gretna Police Department and
.Greensboro Police Department.'
Three men were arrested:
Trenton Williams, 26, on several
outstanding warrants which includ-
ed failure to appear, no valid driver
license, failure to appear for arraign-
ment while on bond, possession of
controlled substance, trafficking in
cocaine, domestic battery, aggravat-
ed assault, two counts criminal mis-
chief, throwing or shooting a deadly
missile, assault, battery, and petit
theft; Latterance Parks, 26, violation
of probation for sale of cocaine and
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon; and Bryant Williams, 23,
fleeing and eluding.
And Sen. Bill Nelson swung
through Gadsden County while on
the campaign trail.
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stops Nelson planned to make in the
Panhandle to maintain support and
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Year from Page 17
Contract overruns were one of
the very items that the forensic audi-
tor said the City of Quincy has not
kept an eye on and that had caused
some of its financial problems: con-
tract amounts that had been agreed
upon at one price and the final price
was totally different.
During an October meeting, city
attorney Jack McLean told city
"commissioners that Thomas Howell
Ferguson, P.A., the man the city
hired to conduct its forensic audit,
'had done the exact same thing,
In a letter to McLean dated Oct.
20, 2006, Ferguson explained that
although the original estimate for
.forensic services was to be $89,425,
:the city actually owes him another
$43,744.50, bringing the entire bill
to $133,195.50. Ferguson did not, as
commissioners said they had
-instructed him to do, inform the
,commission that the amount would
:exceed that agreed upon before the
additional hours and manpower
were spent.
"We are proposing that we bill
:the City of Quincy for one half of
'the excess or $21,872.25," Ferguson
'wrote in the letter.
Commissioners seemed to feel
that the $89,425 contract was what
they would pay at the end of foren-
sic audit when a final report was pre-
sented. On the contrary, "The con-
tract we signed was an estimated
fee," said McLean.
And 12-year-old Alfreda Gunn
-became one of Gadsden County's
youngest heroines.
On an October Sunday, Alfreda's
mother, Marranda Thomas, allowed
her to miss church.
Around noon, as she was lying
'down watching television, her 5-
year-old cousin Allyala, suddenly
ran from the rear of the family's
mobile home. "I saw smoke and
asked her where was Jr. (Norman)
and she ran back toward the bed-
room like she was going to get him.
'By the time I got up, I saw more
-smoke. and my little cousin was
headed toward the back. The'smoke
knocked her back toward the living
room so I grabbed her up and took
her outside," Alfreda said.
"I was screaming for my mother
to wake up, but I couldn't get her up.
I finally got her up and out, I think
-she must have been inhaling smoke,
and I went back inside looking for
my little brother, but I couldn't see
him because there was smoke
everywhere. He was under the bed
and the fire was on top of the bed. I
wrapped the quilt around my arm, it
vas burning my diin and I couldn't
st- -tr-ydlng s5fi ljur-staned feeling
around under the bed until I found
him," Alfreda said. She pulled
Norman, 4, from under the bed and
carried him outside.
"At first he was screaming and
then he stopped and he wasn't
breathing when I got him outisde, so
. just started CPR on him and he
started breathing again," she said.
"I was scared but I thought about
what (CPR) they had taught us at
school and what I had seen on tele-
yison," said Alfreda, who is a sixth-
grade student at Chattahoochee
Elementary School.
In addition to her mother, grand-
mother and brother, Alfreda's aunt
and and two young cousins also


lived there.
The mobile home that the family
of eight rented was burned to the
ground. They had no insurance.
Everything, except the clothes on
their backs, went up in smoke.
November
Early in the month, Gretna got a
new police chief.
After Ferman Richardson
resigned, the acting chief, Brian
Bess, was officially named to the
position Oct. 31.
And the Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office and the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
announced they were offering a
$5,000 reward for information lead-
ing to the person who killed
Gadsden County resident Martha
Carol Battles.
The 39-year-old woman was
believed to have been killed
between Oct. 7 and 8. Her body was
found in the Ochlockonee River
near Iron Bridge Road landing in
Havana. The bumed-out shell of
Battles' 1994 green, four-door Buick
Skylark was found just across the
Georgia state line Oct. 8. ,
And the Quincy found a place in
the spotlight this month. Editors of
"Great Florida Getaways" were
charmed by Quincy's Southern soul
and prosperous past.
An article in the magazine -,,
"How Quincy Struck it Rich" -
detailed the city's tobacco hey-days
and its sudden prosperity after pur-
chasing stock in the Coca-Cola


company at the urging of local bank
president Mark Munroe.
Around 350,000 Floridians
received the current "Great Florida
Getaways" issue.
Also in November, the Board of
County Commissioners voted to
approved a uiie.cN 'ii-ii to suspend
further operations of the Tourist
Development Council until the
council's by-laws and other policies
could be revisited during a regular
meeting. The administrative func-
tions of the council were transferred
to the community development
office in August of this year. Farnita
Saunders, Director of Community
Development, said that about
$18,000 in grants had been awarded.
The trouble was, according to
Saunders, the TDC had ro provi-
sions for awarding grants..
Saunders said the $18,000 in
already-incumbered funds would be
paid but the infrastructure of the
TDC needed further study.
Also, Saunders said the commu-
nity development office needs to
make~lure there is nro conflict of
inter with the members of the
TD ,and other organizations to
whi they belong.
Kellum of Havana said there
are i people on the TDC board
and y all are hard working peo-
ple. want to establish that Havana
is I a stepchild. The TDC was
S opposed to be divided up so
th ich city got the same amount
of:ii ey. I don't want the issue
tomg to be that the TDC did some-


thing wrong. I don't want our credit
to go bad because vendors don't get
paid. We can't even get a phone call
returned from county employees,"
he said.
The problem, said Lori Ryan
owner of the Mockingbird Cafe in
Havana, is that vendors who extend-
ed credit for various things associat-
ed with the recent Pumpkinfest in
Havana have not been paid. She said
the county owes $1,000 to vendors.
Saunders said money to pay
those vendors was part of the
$18,000 she was asking permission
to spend.
In other matters, Commission
Chairman Dixon thanked
Commissioner Sterling Watson for
his work in behalf of the citizens.
Watson served 12 years on the board
before deciding not to seek re-elec-
tion this fall.
And commissioners recognized
Alfreda Gunn for bravery with a
proclamation and a plaque. Gunn,
12, is credited with saving her moth-
er and cousin from a fire before she
went into the burning structure to
rescue her 4-year-old brother. Chris
Floyd of the American Red Cross
also presented Gunn with a plaque.
Democrat Doug Croley won the
district 2 seat on County
Commission in the general election,
defeating opponents Jim Kellum
and Don White. The half-cent sales
tax proposed by the Gadsden
Community Health Council to fund
indigent care was defeated, and
14,115 of the county's 28,098 regis-


ME ING NOTICE
The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be Tuesday, January 9, 2007
starting at 6:00 p.m. The following items have been agendaed: Awards, Presentations and
Appearances: Update on Operations of the Gadsden County Urgent Care Center and Hospital;
Report on the Community Traffic Safety Team Community Outreach. Consent for Approval:
Approval of Minutes November 21, 2006 Regular Meeting; Ratification of Approval of Payment
of Bills; Approval to Accept County Commission Public Bonds for Re-elected Chairman Brenda A.
Holt and Newly Elected Commissioner Douglas M. Croley; Approval of Renewal of State Lobbying
Services Agreement; Approval of Signatures for Special Assessment Liens and Rehabilitation
Contracts; Approval to Accept County Grant Award from Florida Department of Health;
Authorization to Establish Budget Authority for use of Existing FY 2006 SHIP Funds; Authorization
to Establish Budget Authority for use of Remaining Road Paving Bond Funds; Authorization to
Establish Budget for IT Lease/Purchase Agreement with Hancock Bank'and Related Projects;
Authorization to Establish Budget for FY 2007 Library Computer Instruction Project Grant;
Authorization to Negotiate and Execute Contract for the Provision of a Compensation and
Classification Study; Approval to Provide Gadsden County Community Health Council with
$50,000 in Additional Funding for FY 2007. Public Hearings: Public Hearing Approval of
Funding for Fire Service Study in the Amount of $25,000. General Business: Approval for Fire
Fighter Incentive Plan; Approval to Select Eutaw Utilities, Inc./Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. as
the Top Ranked Engineering Firm to Conduct a Countywide Water/Sewer Infrastructure Engineering
and Design Study; Approval of Bids for Information Technology Network Services; Approval to
Negotiate and Execute Contract for the Provision of an Impact Fee Analysis: Approval of Planning
Commission Member Appointments; Discussion of Immediate Family Exempt Subdivision
Amendments and Discussion of a Draft Ordinance. County Manager: Staff Updates: Report on
the Current Status of Rbad Paving; Miscellaneous Items.,. County Attorney: Miscellaneous Items.
Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-Ageinda Itemn (i minute limit). Commissioners Items:
Receipt and File For the Record: Letter to Secietary of State, Division of Elections- Oath of
Office for re-elected and newly-elected Commissioners, Payment of the filing fees: Letter from Paul
Piller, City Manager, Midway, Regarding Knight Road project; Letter to US Army Corps of
Engineers, Mobile District, Inland Environmental Team Regarding Environmental Impact
Statement; Letter to US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Albany Field Office;
Regarding September 13, 2006, Joint Public Notice, Tired Creek Reservoir, Grady County, Georgia;
Letter from Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court Cash Report for review; Letter from
Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court Financial Statements as of December 19, 2006;
Resolution for Machine Signed Signatures, Clerk of the Circuit Court Chairman.
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter
considered at such public meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he/she may
need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence
to which the appeal is to be heard.
01/04/07c


tered voters voted. Brenda Holt won
re-election to County Commission
in the primary. Statewide, voters
elected Republican Charlie Crist
governor, Democrat Bill Nelson to
the U.S. Senate and Alex Sink, the
state's chief financial officer.
In city government, Cindy
Godbey of Tallahassee beat out two
other candidates and was named the
city's new Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
manager. She filled the position
vacated by Marsha Harpool.
The job pays $48,600 but
Godbey could earn more if she is
successful in getting and administer-
ing grants to benefit the CRA.
And opening night at the 18th
Annual Art In Gadsden Regional
Regional Art Exhibit was a success.
Hundreds of people attended the
opening, which featured artists
using a variety of mediums from
throughout North Florida.
Judith Bettendorf, Elvin Kever
and Kathleen Wilcox were named as
winners.
The Best in Show award was
presented to John Metcalfe for his
acrylic on canvas called
"Moonbeam." First place went to
Richard Ferrall for acrylic on can-
vas, called "Life Fully Lived", the


second place winner was J. William
Hill's mixed media, "Threatened
a,b,c" and Ruth Draper earned third
place for her "Sands of Time" water-
color.
The audience was in for a rare
treat when Beth Appleton, exhibi-
tion founder, gave the history of Art
in Gadsden. The exhibition started
18 years ago in what was then the
old Wilson's Building.
November was the month and
Coon Bottom was the place the
world-famous Coon Bottom Pilau
Nov. 9 drew around 4,000 this year,
with a line already in place just
before the 5 p.m. kickoff and county
deputies directing traffic.
A chicken-and-rice dish, pilau is
a Southern staple.
The 2006 Coon Bottom Pilau
boasted visitors from Texas,
Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina
and a variety of Florida cities includ-
ing Orlando and Chipley.
Money raised from the event
goes toward the upkeep of the
Concord Cemetery, including mow-
ing, cleaning and trash and debris
removal.
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Year from Page 18
able band of patriots gathered at
Havana Community Park to recognize
veterans past and present.
There was more good news for the
local school district Gadsden County
Schools was one of the few school dis-
tricts in the state to see an increase in
enrollment in 2006. In Gadsden
County, 6,128 students enrolled for the
2005-2006 school year, an increase of
.48 percent. Projections for the 2006-
2007 school year indicate a 2.14 per-
cent increase in enrollment in
Gadsden County schools.

December
The day Havana celebrated its cen-
tennial, there was dancing in the
streets. The town was incorporated
Dec. 5, 1906, however the town's cen-
tennial celebration was Dec. 9-10 to
accbmodate folks' work schedules.
Centennial events kicked off at
9:30 a.m. Dec. 9 with a welcome from
Mayor T.J. Davis and dedication of a
historical marker; the Havana
Elementary School Chorus sang at 10
am. on the main stage on First Street
NW and the parade kicked off at 11
a.m.
Throughout the day, visitors
watched the fine art of blacksmithing,
the intricacies of white oak basket
weaving along with quilters, weavers,
potters and woodcarvers plying their
trades.
Also, five Havana centenarians
were honored: Sarah Casteel, who
turned 108 on Nov. 24; Lillian S.
Symmes, 101; Norton Lynn, also 101;
Ida P. Herring, 100 and the late Gus
Jackson, who died Sept. 7 at the age of
101.
Throughout the day, area bands
played bluegrass, swing and other
music genres; storytellers relayed
what life was like in Havana in 1906
and a variety of dancers performed.
On a darker note, the body of
Bacari Warren, 18, of Havana was
identified in early December by a fam-
ily member after his body was pulled
from the bottom of the Ochlockonee
River by divers. A search had been on
for Warren since the morning Leon
County deputies said they saw him
jump from a bridge on U.S. Highway
90 and run toward boat ramp.
Divers found the body about 100
yards south of the boat ramp in the
middle of the river at the Gadsden-
Leon county line. Maj. Mike Wood of
LCSO said family members told him
that Warren could not swim. Family
members stood vigil at the river since
Warren was reported missing.
Deputies had been called to the
Riverfront Saloon on West Tennessee
Street (at the edge of the Ochlockonee
River) the Saturday before about a
stolen purse. A woman, whom author-
ities did not identify, told deputies that
Warren had taken her purse. Initially
Wairen cooperated with authorities,
even writing his name down for them,
Wood said. However, a check of his
driver's license revealed a warrant for
failure to pay $300 in outstanding
court costs. Warren then jumped out of


the car he was driving and ran west on
Highway 90 toward Gadsden County.
A K-9 unit was called out and
traced Warren's scent to the water
Warren's family reported him missing
Monday. That's when deputies found
out that Warren had called his girl-
friend early Sunday morning asking
her to pick him up on Highway 20.
The call was made from the cell phone
belonging to the woman who had
reported her purse stolen, according to
Wood.
In other news, Troy Gilyard, an 8-
year veteran of the Quincy Police
Department, was selected as the
District 3 Officer of the Year. The
award, which is given annually, was
presented by the Florida Police Chiefs
Association during breakfast at the
City Country Club in Tallahassee.
In Quincy City Commission busi-
ness, Commissioner Derreck Elias
said the public ought to be frightened
about the city not having a licensed
building inspector for a three-week
period in July and August. Although
there was a licensed inspector, the city


allowed the projects to continue even
after fornner building inspector Frank
Ridder left the city's employ. City
Manager Bill Bogan said former plan-
ning director Kirk Tanis signed off on
permits in question. Tanis later left the
city's employ as well.
And Gadsden County kinder-
garteners were ranked in the top of the
state in the areas of knowing initial
sounds and school readiness.
Mt. Pleasant resident Roseanne
Sadler was named "Small Farmer of
the Year for 2007" by the West Florida
Resource Conservation and
Development Council for her efforts
to keep the 99-acre farm on which she
raises cattle going.
And in crime news, Tammy
Williams Davis pleaded guilty to two
counts of aggravated assault and one
count of possession of a firearm on a
school property. She was charged with
pointing a gun at two girls who argued
with her daughters at West Gadsden
High School earlier in the year. Davis,
34, was sentenced to two years of
community control and ordered to for-


feit the firearm. She was also told to
have no contact with the victims and
to take anger management classes.
Davis was fined $230 and ordered to
pay $370 in court costs. In other news,
veteran law enforcement officer
Glynn Beach was named chief of the
Havana Police Department.
Maybe the biggest news of the
year was the long-awaited opening of
an urgent care center at the site of the
former Gadsden Community
Hospital. The Agency for Health Care
Administration order the hospital
closed in 2005, citing a number of
deficiencies. The new urgent care cen-
ter is open from 2-10 p.m. seven days
per week. Individuals with life-threat-
ening illnesses or injuries will still be
transported to a Tallahassee hospital.
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worked cooperatively to bring a vari-
ety of healthcare options and educa-
tions to local residents. The year 2006
was the first to see a Gadsden
Community Healthy Start Coalition,
geared toward reducing the county's
infant mortality rate. The coalition was
established by the Health Council,
which was able.to secure more than
$600,000 annually in recurring fund-
ing from the Legislature to address the
county's high rate of infant mortality.
The Health Council gave a lion's share
of credit for the funding to Rep. Curtis
Richardson and other community
leaders who lobbied for it.
The Health Council also presented
a Prescription Assistance Day to
acquaint residents with their options in


regard to Medicare Part D, with the
Health Department, the Department of
Elder Affairs, the Social Security
Administration and SHINE as spon-
sors. The Health Council and the
Health Department, along with sever-
al other area agencies, held an HIV
summit at the North Florida Research
and Education Center as well as a
summer Teen Bash to give adolescents
educational materials on a variety of
topics, including prevention of teen
pregnancy and self-esteem enhance-
ment.
The year 2006 also saw the
appointment of a new Gadsden
County Health Department director -
native Sylvia Byrd was named to the
post Maximo Martinez had served on
an interim basis after the former direc-
tor resigned his position.


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Notice is hereby given to all conceded that the City
Commission of the City of Quincy, Florida, intends, at a
meeting in the City Hall in Quincy, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on
the 9th day of January 2007, to consider the enactment of
the following proposed ordinances entitled:

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

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

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

This 2nd day of January, A.D. 2007
/s Sylvia Hicks, City Clerk
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