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Good news for

school board
New WGHS facility
construction on track...Page 7


Affordable

housing?

County holds workshop to dis-
cuss options for Gadsden...Page 9


Alzheimer's

workshop

Free workshop Thursday at
Quincy Senior Center. For
details see story on Page 11


Area prep

hoops

See how area teams are faring as
basketball regular season
winds down ...Page 10



Heath Dept.,


BOE provide


free TB tests

Second case of disease
diagnosed at EGHS

In response to two cases of active tuberculosis at
East Gadsden High School student, the Gadsden
-County Health Department has been working
closely with the Gadsden County School Board to
provide free tuberculin skin tests to those
students, teachers, and faculty who had been in
close contact with the student as determined by
health officials. The student diagnosed with active
TB is recovering and is under medical care.
"Through a properly conducted investigation,
the health department quickly identified the
students, teachers, and faculty members who
needed to get a TB skin test. The outcome of
these tests indicated an additional case," said
Sylvia Byrd, Administrator, Gadsden County
Health Department. 'Testing is ongoing and
precautions are being taken to ensure'
transmission remains at a minimum."
Health Department nurses remain available at
the school to answer questions. The Gadsden
County Health Department will continue
working closely with the Gadsden County School
Board and will hold informational sessions at the
East Gadsden High School as needed for all
concerned students, parents, faculty and
community members. The common symptoms of
TB include fever, cough, night sweats and weight
loss. Any person with these symptoms is advised
to contact their health care provider and the
Health Department. Tuberculosis is treatable and
medicines can help a person fully recover.
I )> Please note- If you or someone you know
- 'needs to be tested please contact your Primary
Health Care Provider or the Gadsden County
Health Department for, an appointment. The
Health Department charges $10 for the TB skin
test.
For more information about Tuberculosis please
visit:
www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/tb/index.html


City hears garbage can complaint


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Henry Rollins came to the Quincy
City Commission meeting Tuesday
night with a couple of unpleasant things
on his mind: garbage containers that
litter city streets and dogs that roam
freely in his neighborhood.
"It use to be a pleasure for me to write
articles in the newspapers about Quincy.
Here lately, I've been writing about
garbage cans in the street and dogs
chasing an 85-year-old man," he told


the commissioners.
."Two words," he said, "Are being
batted around in Washington, DC these
days and they can't get to Quincy fast
enough. Those two words are oversight
and accountability. We could use some
of that right here."
Rollins said he called the police
department in an attempt to get help, but
was asked if the dogs were vicious. "I
asked her (dispatcher) if she wanted me
to go outside to see if they would bite?"
he said prior to the meeting.
Commissioners agreed that garbage


cans left on the street were unsightly. "I
want to ask the citizens to take the
initiative to return the garbage cans to
their yards," said Commissioner Andy
Gay. City Manager Bill Bogan,
apologized to Rollins that their meeting
last Friday morning on the two subjects
was cut short. He said he wasn't aware
that he had "not heard him (Rollins)
out" before he had to leave the office for
another meeting.
In other matters:
Fred's Department Store donated
$476.00 to the Quincy Police


Department. In the past, such grants
have been used to purchase flashlights
and educational equipment such as
training films, training room equipment
and to promote safety programs.
* The board approved a partnership
with the county to fund the operation
of the Quincy Shuttle for the remainder
of the fiscal year 2007 year only,
payable from the contingency fund. The
cost will be shared equally between the
county and the city.
The board approved the PBA
contract for 2006-2009.


Life in Gadsden


Going


once...


Auctioneer

works crowd

at sales
by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
It's Friday night in Sawdust,
and Cal Cooksey is in fine form:
Semi-censored, entirely sociable
and working the crowd.
This particular Friday night
happens to be the auctioneer's
49th birthday. Folks gathered for
the Jan. 12 sale sing "Happy
Birthday to You" as his daughter,
Carrie Lester, presents him with a
Cal',Cooksey's daughter. Carrie Lester, surprises him with a birthday cake at a Jan. 12 auction. (Photo b3 Leslie
Roberts) See AUCTION on Page 3



Planning commission works on land-use map


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
The Gadsden County Planning and
Zoning Commission attempted
Thursday 'to fix a few flaws in the
county's original land-use map,
adopted in 1991 and drawn in crayon.
SThe first order of business was the
election of a new chairman and vice-
chairman John Yerkees was named
chair and Tony Arnold; who was not
present, was nominated as vice-chair.


The commission will vote on his
nomination at its next regular meeting.
Most of the crowd at the regular
meeting Jan. 18 was interested in
speaking to a proposed amendment to
the map that would change close to 33
acres off Point Milligan Road from
rural residential to commercial.'
Patricia' Chukes maintained the
,property ,,was ,designated as
commercial"when she bought it, and
she wants it to remain that way.
"The original, land' use was


commercial," she said.
"When (the land-use map) was
adopted in 1991, they told anyone who
wanted their property zoned a
particular way to come in and say so,
and I did. I was told I would be
grandfathered in."
.Chukes said she didn't have any,
documentation of the property being
designated ,as: commercial. She also
said she didn't ha3\e plans to put a
business "on the 'property, but would
like to. have that option. "It's been


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use designation.
: Other residents of the area in
'question, however, said they bought
their property believing it was
designated as rural residential, which
permits one house per acre, and that
they want it to stay that way.
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rural residential or ag," said Mary
See PLANNING on Page 3


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ed from the Jacksonville. You should be
in Quiincy receiving your week-old
ave them newspaper soon.
bagged and Tallahassee Post Office Plant
re-paid and Manager Harriet Brown had
k filed for assured us last week that she
\\edineday was giving our problem her
our mailbox personal attention and said this
week that our mailing had
the Quincy received extra scrutiny, but the
every other problems persisted.
post office If your post office does not
ix e. helpful receive its newspapers you can
blems at the call her at 216-4224.


by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Fifth-graders at Gretna Elemientary School
are getting a little nudge toward college
education.
Through a scholarship given by
Tallahassee Community College in
partnership with Gretna Presbyterian
Church, fifth-graders at the school are
eligible for scholarship that covers t \o- ear'
tuition at TCC.
"We've been giving the scholarship for
nine years," said Gretna Presbyterian'
minister Ruth Mashewske. "It's given to
fifth-graders who meet income criteria and
who have some degree of evidence of being


able to do college \Voik."
Another criteria educators look for is
children of paiuents who did not attend
college.
"One of the things we've seen is when the
children .are encouraged to go to college,
the parents decide to go to college,"
Mashewske said.
There is a ceremony planned at Gretna
Presbyterian Jan. 29 to present 13 students
with theil scholarships, after 'which TCC
representatives will fill them in on the kinds
of things they need to do consistently in
order to keep them: Maintaining a grade
point average of 2. 75 grade point average
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2 The Gadsden County Times January 25, 2007


* Dependable Service

You Can Trust


Harry K. and
Geraldine Holt
Massey Drugs
customers since
1958.


And his dad before ,
him, Harry K. Holt is .
quick to add.
The Holts that's
Harry K. and Geraldine .
- have lived in Quincy '
all of their lives except
for'Harry's service to
his country.W
They're proud to have called Massey Drugs THEIR drug store all
these years. They trust the Massey family...and ONLY the Massey
family with their prescriptions and have done so for three genera-
tions of Massey pharmacists.
Why is that? Mr. Holt is quick with his answer:
Service. From the time they walk through the front door until
they leave Massey's staff is helpful.
Dependability. Every day. All day long. They know they can count
on Massey Drugs. They've always been here and always will.
*They truly appreciate our business. When they say "Thank you"
we know they mean it.

*Kind, Caring People


Mrs. Nora Larson

Massey Drugs
Delivers!


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Personal

Attention

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


Mrs .~ora Larson says
the folks at Massey Drugs
are the "most kind, most
caring" people that insist
on helping everyone in .
any way they can.
But what she appreci-
ates as much as the kind-
ness and helpfulness is
Miss Jewel's appearance
at her door. You see, Mrs.
Larson isn't able to drive
anymore and she counts
on Miss Jewel's deliveries
to get her prescriptions filled. Miss Jewel may not look to you like a
very likely Santa Claus, but to Mrs. Larson she sure does!
Massey Drugs delivers! More of that good, old fashioned service you
just don't get much of any more.
Mrs. Larson has depended on Massey Drugs almost since she and
Mr. Larson moved to Quincy from Palatka in 1949. However, it's
been in the later years since she's not been able to drive that Massey's
delivery service has come to mean so much.
Miss Jewel delivers to dozens of customers 5 days a week!


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"Everything Here Is Just Great."

Mr. and Mrs. Gentle McMillan i
Massey Drugs customers for 69 years..

That's some twinkle in Mr. McMillan's eye. He just V l
turned 92, and this rural Quincy couple have celebrated
their 69th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. McMillan has had just one husband for 69 years,
but she's had just one drug store for even longer. She was
a customer of Massey Drugs even before she said "I do" to
that man with the twinkle in his eye...back when the drug i
store was on the east side of the courthouse square. In
fact, all three generations of the Massey family pharma-
cists have filled their prescriptions and taken care of their
health care needs.
With so many other choices in pharmacies, why Massey
Drugs? Because, she says, "EVERYTHING here is JUST
GREAT! It's the ONLY drug store we use!"


If


ssey


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) 105 W. Jefferson, Quincy 627-7584

or Medical Center Pharmacy, 306 E. Jefferson, Quincy 627-7595


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* T Iheyre Like Fm ily


"Miss Maggie"'
McClendon
A very loyal Massey
Drugs customer.

Miss Maggie isn't bashful
about her age. She's quick to
tell you she's lived on God's
earth for 93 years already.
And, she's just as quick to tell
you Massey Drugs is HER
drug store.
"My family has been a Massey family all their lives," she says. "And I
feel like all the folks at Massey Drugs are like family to me."
Living in Chattahoochee, she began trusting a Massey pharmacist
decades ago when Lamar Massey was the local druggist. When he sold
his store about 18 years ago, she turned to Massey Drugs in Quincy.
The trip to Quincy (and she makes three to four a month) is worth it,
she says.
SWhy? "Because what I ask for, I get," she says emphatically. "I believe
in telling people the truth, and so do the folks here at Massey Drugs,"
she adds.
Her trips to Massey Drugs aren't always about prescriptions, either.
She loves the selection of crystal and gift items she buys for her family.



SProfessional Staff

Sherry Thompson.

Massey Drugs
knows who I am .
and whatIneed!
Very few businesses have
customers as passionate as
Sherry Thompson. But
she drives from
Tallahassee every week for
her prescriptions. She will
not trust any other pharmacy with her health.
Sherry became dissatisfied with the chain drug stores she had been
using during a recent illness. Friends, who were also loyal Massey
Drugs customers, recommended the pharmacy.
"At the time I was switching medications frequently, and they kept
up with it...all the changes in medicines and dosages and working
with several doctors and offices. Some of these medicines were not
normally stocked, and they kept up with all the special orders. I've
never had a pharmacy give me such service!" she says.
"Here, they actually work WITH you. That consistency of service
is so necessary, and the big pharmacies just don't offer that."
"At Massey Drugs, They Know Their Customers!"


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But Only QOne Drug Store***,








The Gadsden County Times January 25, 2007 3


PLANNING from Page 1


Portwine, who owns a 5-acre lot.
-"And I'm opposed to my neighbor
putting a business there ... it
screams urban sprawl."
Other property owners said the
property has always been rural and
agricultural in nature, and that's
how they want it to stay.
"I am the proud owner of the
Chaff Chason Farm," said Martha
Sheetz. "It's been there since the
1930's .... it's always been rural and
agricultural." Sheetz said she is the
first owner outside the Moody
family to own the property, and that
she bought it in 1979.
Moody's daughter, April Lewis,
said she'd like to see the character
of the property preserved. "I'm
April Lewis I'm Buck Moody's
daughter," she said. "I'm speaking


for future generations my son,
who's back there, and others I
want it to stay the way it is."
The commission approved 6-1
designating the parcel as rural
residential and not commercial. "It
lost its commercial designation
when the new land-use map was
adopted," Growth Management
Director Bill McCord said.
New commission member Arrie
Battles cast the sole dissenting
vote, saying she agreed with
Chukes. "Bill, I have to agree with
Ms. Chukes it was done that
way," she said.
Gadsden County Commission
will vote on the issue at its Feb. 6
meeting.
Also on Thursday,
commissioners:


Voted unanimously to approve a
preliminary site plan for T-i State
Utility Supply on a 3-acre lot in the
Gadsden County Commercial
Exchange industrial subdivision.
Voted to change land-use
designations on 121 properties
throughout the county to correct
errors in the original land-use map.
Most of the properties are public
parks.
Tabled an administrative request
to amend the Gadsden County
comprehensive plan's future land-
use elements, traffic circulation
elements, housing elements and
infrastructure and conservation
elements by changing the text
policies and 'associated maps to
reflect changing goals, objectives
and policies of the county.


AUCTION from Page 1


cake.
That done, he launches into the
business of the evening.
"We've got good glass, good
quality merchandise," he says. "It's
going to be a good year we're
going to get this thing rolling -
right?"
The weekly auction takes place in
a barn on Cooksey's property;
folding chairs and church pews
take up space on the concrete floors
instead of stalls.
First up, 5-pound bags of Armoro
ant killer. They go pretty quickly,
and several people just coming in
stop to buy a hamburger and fries
basket or a chicken and fries
basket. Each comes with a soda
and costs $5; Cooksey's wife, Mary
Kaye, starts preparing the meals
Thursday nights. She uses an
antique potato cutter to slice
potatoes into fries. No frozen fries
here.
The crowd's a little quiet; only a
handful are there.at the auction's 7
p.m. kickoff time.
"Alright, here's a purse," Cooksey
says. "It's got a strap and
everything. It's big enough to be a
shoplifting bag. Five dollars,
anybody, anywhere?"
One woman holds up her number
sign and two fingers.
"That lady wants two she's got
plenty of money," Cooksey says.
Headlamps positioned on an
elastic strap that goes around the
head dre pretty popular "One
more on 911 I got your number,"


Cooksey tells a woman who bid on
one and switchblades that open on
two sides launch a. singsong
auctioneer cadence.
"I need $3, gimme $3, gimme a
three, gimme a three," Cooksey
says, tapping a hand on the podium
where he sits at the front of the
barn.
No. 514 bids $2.50 and scores a
switchblade. "They are sharp,"
Cooksey says. "Anybody else?"
Hot water bottles don't move as
well, but a few sell.
"Fill it up with hot water and heal
those aches and pains," Cooksey
says. "Anybody else anywhere?
That's good for what ails you
there."
People snap up bags of
Icebreaker mints.
"There's a bunch of them little
dudes in there," Cooksey notes.
"One bag for $3, two bags for $5."
The 12-packs of men's white
socks sell quickly too.
"Buy these and you ain't gotta
wash socks for two weeks, if you
wear Sunday socks," he said.
By 8 p.m., enough people have
filtered in that there are few vacant
seats open. The crowd warms up
and Cooksey gives them his new
schedule change every Friday
night through the end of January as
usual, but only the first, second and
third Fridays of February.
Twice monthly, Cooksey will
auction off new merchandise he
has shipped in from Georgia; once
.a month, he'll take bids on antiques


and used furniture.
"We're taking the fourth Friday
off," said Cooksey, who has been
an auctioneer for six years.
Cooksey Auction Company is a
family affair; staff members
includes Cooksey's wife, Mary
Kaye, his daughter, Carrie Lester,
and son, Calvin F Cooksey,
daughter-in-law Annette Cooksey
as well as Daniel Dabney, Jeff
Davis, Beth Padgett and Tony
Pearson.
"The auction business is
changing," Cooksey said. "It's very
simple junk auctions are dying
out. People want good
merchandise, and we provide it. It's
a lot of work ... times have
changed, and we're going to change
with the times because that's the
way to make it."
Licensed in Florida and Georgia,
Cooksey conducts auctions for a
variety of organizations, including
Ducks Unlimited and the Magnolia
House, as well as for non-profit
groups.
Cooksey also teaches at the
National Auctioneer Training
Academy in Thomasville.
He interacts with auction
attendees as if they're all old
friends. Many of them, of course,
are.
"Boy, we've got anything
anybody could want, don't we?" he
says on the introduction of a
ceramic taco holder up for bid.
"That is a deal Taco Bell can't
beat that."







4 The Gadsden County Times January 25, 20Q7


City honors
employees
The City of Quincy
honored four employees
Tuesday night during the
regular commission
meeting for a combined
25 years of service to the
citizens. (Left to right)
Jorge Martinez, 5 years
with Human Resources;
Firefighter Telly
Matthew, 10 years;
Officer Delwyn Hall, 5
years Quincy Police
Department; and Officer
SClearance Pearrson, 5
years with Quincy Police
Department. (Photo by
Alice DuPont)


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The City of Quincy
Historic
Preservation
Regular Meeting will
be held on
Monday, February 5,
2007
At 5:15 P.M.
In the City
Commission
Chambers
Please contact the City Clerk at (850) 627-
7681 ext. 224 with any questions or com-
ments. If you have any disability requiring
accommodations, please contact the
Quincy Clerk's Office at least (3) working
days prior to the meeting. To access a
Telecommunications Device for Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call (850) 875-7310.
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"These meetings are
extremely important. This is
when our constituents get to tell
us what is important to them.
We can't attend every meeting or
even see everyone, as much as
we would like to, so these meet-
ings are held each year," said
Lawson.
"All residents and elected
officials are invited to attend.
This hearing will allow the citi-
zens the opportunity to meet
their legislators, discuss con-
cerns, ask questions and offer
comments for the upcoming
2007 legislative session,"
Lawson said.
The meeting will be held in
the County Commission
Meeting Room, 9 East Jefferson
Street in Quincy on the first
floor of the Edward Butler
Municipal Complex.
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Free tax preparation, filing now available to eligible residents


Free tax preparation and fil-
ing by volunteers trained by the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
was announced today and is
available to residents in Leon,
Gadsden, Liberty, Jefferson, and
Franklin counties with a house-
hold income of $39,000 or less
as part of the B.E.S.T. (Believe,
Earn, Save, Thrive) Project.
As part of this free tax serv-
ice, the electronic-filing aims to
get the refunds back to taxpayers
in about a week and break the
cycle of paying high-interest,
refund-anticipation loans from


predatory tax-refund companies.
.People get so excited that
they ignore the horrible interest
rate that robs them of much of
their own money. People are
encouraged to think twice before
jumping at those high-interest
loans. Why give away a lot of
your hard-earned money when
there are trained volunteers who
will do it for free and get you all
of your money back?
Interested Big Bend residents
simply need to dial 2-1-1 to find
out about tax-preparation ldca-
tions, dates and times, as well as


what they need to bring with
them to the tax site.
Currently efforts are geared
toward helping low-to-moder-
ate-income people with tax
preparation, electronic-filing and
getting them a maximum refund.
This Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) program's
slogan is 'You earned it ... keep
it!,' and that's exactly what it's
designed to do."
Another goal of this tax serv-
ice is to bring a portion of the $5
million in unclaimed Earned
Income Tax Credits (EITC) to


Big Bend citizens who have
earned them, Armstrong said.
The EITC could be worth up to
$4,500 for a qualified taxpayer,
and unclaimed EITCs can still be
claimed for up to three years
back. The goal of this phase of
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Millions of extra dollars from
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Jan. 6: Edwin A. Pineda, no
valid driver license; Kevin
Seymour, possession of less than
20 grams cannabis.
Jan. 7: Gracie Ridgeway,
theft/shoplifting; Donte D.
House, warrant/ROR-


trepass/Flying J; Jeremiah
Bradwell Jr, agg/assault, kidnap-
ping, and simple battery.
Jan. 8: Kyana Dixon, domestic
battery.
Jan. 12: Erica Henry,
agg/assault and criminal mis-


chief.
Jan. 13: Genese Moye, agg.
domestic battery and warrant/2
cts-writ of attachment and
VOP/DUI
Jan. 17: Willie E. Smith,
DWLSR


Jan. 18: Monterrance L.
Woodward, possession of
cocaine; Alien J. Clifford, posses-
sion cocaine, resisting w/o vio-
lence, and warrant-2cts/ FTA;
Rodderick D. Whitfield, war-
rant/FTA-possession of cocaine


All workers should receive
their W-2 forms by Jan. 31, and
more than 60 percent of all EITC
claims are filed with the IRS in
February, said Mark Everson,
IRS commissioner. On Feb. 1,
the IRS will conduct a nation-
wide marketing effort to increase
EITC awareness. EITC is one of
the most important tax credits
for working families. The IRS is
working to see that every eligi-
ble taxpayer receives this impor-
tant credit.
The VITA program, which
keeps money in the pockets of
people who need it most, contin-
ues to save people from paying
preparation fees when filing
income-tax returns, Armstrong
said. Again, it's delivered by
IRS-trained volunteers and is
available to all individuals or
families with a household
income of up to $39,000.


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Sheriff's

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Truman Gee, agg. battery
Terra Tucker, possession of
controlled substance
Juan Valenzuela, FTA/pur-
chase and possession of cocaine
Donnie Moye, VOP/battery
Deidra Mathis, FTA/PWBC,
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND A RULE
DATE OF THIS NOTICE: January 23, 2007
The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida hereby gives notice of its intent to
amend its Gadsden County School Board Rules Numbered 4.43, 4.44, 4.51, 4.60,
5.20, 5.321, 5.35, 5.621, 5.80, 6.33, 6.91, 6.101, 7.52, 7.70, 8.22, 8.31, 8.35, 8.36,
8.55, and 9.60.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purposes and effects of these rule revisions are
to update the rules to make them compliant with 2006 legislative changes, and the
No Child Left Behind Act.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Subsection 1000.41, and 1000.43, Florida
Statutes

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: Florida Statutes: 1002.21, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1003.413, 1003.415, 1003.453, 1006.0625, 1006.22, 1006.42, 1012.22, PL 107-
110, FHSAA Policy 5, and Rule 6A-7.0411, FAC.
SUMMARY OF THE ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT: NONE
FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING RULE: It is necessary
to amend School Board Rules in order to maintain compliance with Florida
Statutes, the No Child Left Behind Act, and Florida Administrative Code (FAC).
A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD DURING THE BOARD MEETING
SCHEDULED FOR 6:00 P.M. ON: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
PLACE: Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Quincy, Florida 32351
IF A PERSON DESIRES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE SCHOOL BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT ANY SUCH HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS
TO BE BASED.
NAME OF THE PERSON ORIGINATING THIS RULE:
Dr.James W. Brown, Jr.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
NAME OF THE PERSON WHO APPROVED THIS RULE:
Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
DATE OF SUCH APPROVAL: January 23, 2007
A COPY OF THE RULE PROPOSED FOR AMENDMENT MAY BE EXAMINED DURING BUSINESS HOURS AT
THE MAX D. WALKER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 35 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BLVD., QUIN-
CY, FLORIDA 32351.
Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools
For Gadsden County, Florida, and Secretary and
Chief Executive Officer of the School Board of
Gadsden County, Florida.
01/25/07c


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"To further improve fire serv-
ice coverage and response time
to emergencies in Gadsden
County, the Board of County
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the Gretna City Commission,
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by LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The contractor working on a
new facility in which West
Gadsden High School will eventu-
ally be housed said Tuesday the
project is on track.
That's news the Gadsden
County School Board and superin-
tendent of schools was ready to
hear.
"I'm pleased to see the school is
coming along so far," said
Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald James.
"We're still tracking really good -
we're tracking right on schedule in
preparation of the next school
year."
The new school is being built
in Greensboro near Greensboro
Elementary School. A representa-


tive from the Ajax Corporation,
the contractor building the new
facility, said Tuesday during the
regular School Board meeting that
the middle school portion of the
school now has a roof over it and
that the brickwork on the entire
building is done.
"We're done with brick that's
a real milestone for us," he said.
"The administration building will
be one of the last we start. We are
well underway with the roughing
in that's a kind of exciting thing
for the job. We can see a lot of
things happening."
By completion of the project,
the representative said, the compa-
ny will have been able to take
cost-conscious steps that will
"have saved ovei $230,000 of tax
savings." The school is expected
to be completed by June.


In other business, the board
approved payment of the "I Can
Too" project, which targets parents
of academically-challenged stu-
dents to obtain a GED, find
employment and learn ways to
encourage their children to stay on
track.
.The program is funded through
a $50,000 grant from the Florida
Department of Education, Adult
Education and Family Literacy.
It's linked to the successful "I
Can." a pilot family literacy pro-
gram offered at Havana
Elementary School. Its main goal
is to, help parents who are in dan-
ger of retention contribute more
effectively to the academic suc-
cess of their children.The program
is the brainchild of Shirley Aaron.
"She's really been at the fore-
front of working in homes with


CRA hires new director


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Charles Hayes, 'Gretna's for-
mer city manager and former
public works director, has been
hired by the City of Quincy as
director of the Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
He was officially hired Tuesday
afternoon when the City
Commission, sitting as the CRA
Board of Directors, voted 4-1 to
hire him.
No starting date has been set
as the CRA attorney, Larry
White, must work out a contract
with Hayes before he can start.
Commissioners were anxious for
Hayes to begin because the
agency has been without a direc-
tor since last spring.
The chore of naming a direc-
tor began months ago when city
manager's Bill Bogan, recom-
mendation was turned down by
the commissioners. They then
made themselves the CRA
Board. The position was also


moved from under the city man-
ager and the CRA director will
report directly to the commis-
sion.
Another search and another
round of interviews followed.
The field of candidates was nar-
rowed to three, which included
Hayes, and Tallahasseean Cindy
Godbey who was named CRA
director in November.
But the appointment was ten-
tative and based on whether she
could reach a salary agreement
with the CRA Citizens Advisory
Board. The job paid $49,000 but


had been originally advertised at
$70,000. Godbey thought she
would be making the higher
salary. The salary change, com-
missioners once said, they knew
nothing about.
Salary negotiations with
Godbey stalled and two weeks
ago, several commissioners said
they didn't think Godbey was the
person for the job after listening
to the advisory board members
explain their impressions of
Godbey.
Commissioners agreed at that
time to offer Hayes the job.


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families," James said.
The contract calls for the board
to pay $8,000 plus to I Can Too
volunteers.
"I'd like to compliment Dr.
Shirley Aaron," board member
Judge Helms said. "At the same
time, don't we need the same
mileage (for I Can Too volunteers)
we provide our district employees,
which is 40 cents per mile?"
I Can Too representatives and
board members alike agreed to the
change; originally the contract
called for 48 cents per mile. The
board approved the contract unan-
imously.
In other matters, the board
voted to table a discussion on a
request for board approval of a
performance contract with
Honeywell, a consulting firm that
specializes in finding ways for
government agencies to save ener-
gy by studying the facilities in
which they conduct business.


The Gadsden County Times January 25, 2007 7


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ADMINISTRATIVE LAND USE AMENDMENTS.

2006-16 (A-Q)


Amendments A through J:
The purpose of amendments A through J
is to assign the Recreation and open
space land use to each of the County-
owned and/or County-maintained parks.
Currently none of the County-
maintained parks have a Recreation land
use.

Amendment K:
The Shaw land use amendment is
proposed to convert approximately 84. 1
acres from Conservation to Agriultural-
3.

Amendment L:
The Havana Middle School amendment
thjnge- 49.86 acres from Agricultural -
I to Public land use.


Amendment N:
The Iron Bridge Road land Use
Amendment is proposed in conjunction
with the Volsch Land Use amendment
(CPA-2006-12) currently under review.
The Board of County Comnmissio'ncrs.
appro~c d tranniiilal of the Volsch land
use amendment and directed staff to
amend the land use on approximately
99,98 acres from Agricultural-2 land
use to Agricultural-1.
Amendment O:
The West Gadsden High School land use
amendment changes the land use on
approximately 62 acres from Urban
Service Area to Public.


Amendment P:
The ('hukcs land use amendment is based
upon a request by Ms. ('uhkes to
recognize approximately 32.8 acres of
Commercial land use shown on the
original "crayon" Land Use Map adopted
in 1991.

Amendment Q:
Williams LUA is proposed to clarify two
earlier land use amendments on the
property and proposes a change of 2.25
acres from Agricultural-3 to Rural
Residential, 7.32 acres from Rural
Residential to Agricultural-I and 6.97
acres from Agricultural-3 to Agricultural-
I. (Parcel ID # 4-25-1N-4W-0000-
00231-0300)


The County Commission will hear and
discuss the proposed Future Land Use
Map amendments on Tuesday,
February 6th, 2007. The meeting will
begin at 6:00 p.m. in the County
Commission meeting room, at 7 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida. If
approved for transmittal by the County
Commission, the amendments will be
transmitted to the Department of
Community Affairs for approval as part
of the Fall 2006 Comprehensive Plan
amendment series.

Please call Growth Management at 875-8663
if you have any questions. 01/25/07c







8 The Gadsden County Times January 25,2007

SC)pinions Coluinm s Letters to the Editor





A f-rec exchange of ideas is .necessary for good gover-viCi.Tier l and good co mllun.ities.


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation



Choosing a major not a


job for kids


Unless children have changed a lot,
and I don't believe they have, most do
not have a clue as to what they want
to be when they grow up.
So, in my opinion the person or
persons who came up with the not-so-
bright idea of having children
(because that's what they are) declare
a college major when still in high
school doesn't make a lot of sense.
Plus, it just adds another layer of
pressure to children who, at this time
of year, are about to suffer nervous
breakdowns from worrying about the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment or
FCAT.
Between the freshman and senior
year, some people will change majors
three or four times.
Not because they can't academically
cut it, but because while a particular
major may strike your fancy, once you
get into a few classes you decide it's
not for you.
I compare it to ordering a beautiful
piece of cake. It looks good and the
decorations are great, so that's what
you order. But once you bite into it
you find the taste disgusting. Should
you be required to eat the whole thing
or should you be able to order
something else?


If this declare-a-major comes
becomes a part of the educational
fabric, we're going to have a lot of
Skids feeling trapped and forced to
follow a course of study that they
hate.
My nephew, 13, is not nearly ready
to declare a major. His father says he
wants to be a engineer, but I have yet
to hear him utter one word about
becoming a engineer.
If I had been.forced to declare a
college major in high school, I would
be a pharmacist today. Not because I
wanted to be a pharmacist but because
that was a popular career choice
career back then. It sounded grown-up
to say,
"I'm going to be a pharmacist" when
someone asked.
If I had been forced to declare a
major in high school, I would have
said pharmacy in the blink of an eye.
And, I would have spent a couple of
years in that major wasting my time
and that of the professors before I
trotted on back to English and
Journalism which is where I really
wanted to be in the first place.
The idea of having children declare
a college major in high school isn't
such a good idea to me..


H iinker down

with .

-* :es

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


I'm gonna teach her how to spit


Her name is Addison Grace.
And she is the most beautiful thing that I
have ever seen. I couldn't believe they
handed her to me. She was an hour old. And
I don't have much experience with hour old
babies.....ok, I don't have ANY experience
with hour old babies.....
I wasn't about to drop her. I had that little
head firmly, yet ever so gently, resting
against the crook of my elbow. She didn't
cry. She didn't fuss. And she didn't open her
eyes to check me out. If she had any
thoughts about bursting out, where did all
these lights come from, who are these
strange tall people, what do we do now, is
this all there is to it, can I trust this guy not to
let go-she didn't relay them to me.....
She was a girl.
That may not be to earth shattering to you.
But I grew up with two brothers. And I had
two sons. And I have one precious grandson.
I know about fighting over a bite of an apple,
the last swallow of a coke or whose turn it is
to mow the grass. We played baseball and
wrestled on the floor and spit at cracks in the
sidewalk. We have two moods, happy or
"I'll bash your head in". We don't really
understand anything else. And we can be
over either in a heart beat.
The only women I have extended
knowledge of are my Mother and my wife.
And we all know that moms and wives don't
count as girls. I have a feeling that if God
Grants me the years this young lady is going
to teach me things which have never before
crossed my mind. I made a secret vow that if
her parents and grandmother would give us
some room....me and this little girl are going
to jump some fences, explore some attics,
climb some mountains, soar where only
eagles dare....
She had hair! Pictures of little Gerber
people ran though my mind. They all
resembled Winston Churchill. Addison had
more, and much darker, hair than Elvis! It
was so soft and fine. And you can't believe
how good a fresh out of the package girl
smells....
She was named after a street that runs by
a ball park in Chicago. Listen, one of the
greatest basketball players I ever saw was
named after a watch. I know people that
were named after trains. And cab drivers. I
was named after my grandfather. And I
loved him dearly. But Addison Grace beats
Heber Kesley seven ways from Sunday!
She opened her eyes! Just for a second. I
thought she might speak to me. Tell me how
great it was to be in my arms. Let me in on
what she has planned for the next twenty
years or so.... She eased' em back shut
without a word. I don't know what was
running through her little mind. At least she
didn't cry! I counted that as her acceptance
of me.....


I listened to her breathe. I leaned down to
hear her little heart. I counted fingers and
toes. I looked at that perfect little nose. I
wanted to touch her face but I had both
hands under her making sure she didn't slip,
tip, dip, rock, spindle or mutilate.
I hoped and wished for her a secure and
safe future. But I did not project her into the
first grade, a dance recital, the high school
prom, dating the quarterback, marriage, etc.
That is her life to find! One I prayed I would
be a part of but one that I was determined not
to intrude into.....
My focus was on the moment. This instant!
Our very first precious seconds together! I
leaned in close. Not a crease or a winkle in
that forehead. Those little lips pursed
together in sleep. The eye brows were faint
but distinct. I could make out just a hint of
eye lashes. And her little chin rounded up
just right. I was making a memory that will
last forever.
I glanced over at the mother of this child.
She was resting. And she had earned it! This
seven pound, thirteen ounce wonder hadn't
come easy, Jessica looked like she had just
had a baby! I was so proud of her. Of course,
I didn't say so. I'm just the brother of
brothers and the father of sons.....I don't
know nothing about birthing no babies....
But deep behind the tiredness, the
excitement of the moment and the relief that
it was over, I saw the glow. It had already
befallen her. That special, special glow that
is reserved just for mothers! It comes with
the miracle, of giving birth. And it sets a
mother apart from all other creatures. It will
not diminish. It won't be tarnished. And it
can't be extinguished. I hope my son realizes
how blessed he is. My eyes fell on Jesse.
And I thought of another birth in another
time and another place. He came two months
premature and weighed about one fourth as
much as Addison. The doctors were so busy
trying to save him that I didn't get to hold
him for several weeks. I had never taken a
second of life with him for granted. He was
so special in so many ways. I smiled as I
thought of the times he had said, "Why,
Dad?" Or questioned the simplest of house
rules. Or walked away rather than have a
confrontation over my ignorance. I bet I'm
about to get a little bit smarter.....
Addison stirred and I turned back to her.
She doesn't realize it yet, but she is one
lucky and God blessed little girl. She had
picked the right parents!
I was explaining it all to her when she
opened those tiny little eyes and I swear
smiled up at me for the briefest of a second.
Well wishers for weeks have been assuring
me that it wouldn't take her but a day or two
to win my heart. They were wrong......
'Welcome To Our World,
K. K.


Guest Col mn



by Paul F. Joyner, Ph. D.



Dimensions in pastoral


counseling


In my counseling experience I
often see marriages which are sick or
dying with no apparent reason. The
couples do not have conflicts in
money, drinking, sex or in-laws, nor
are they riddled with destructive fight
styles. Neither one is in love with
someone else but the "zing" has left
their marriage. Their relationships are
simply dying. They are in a rut and
"dry-rot" has set in.
Unfortunately, such individuals
are not motivated to expend the
necessary energy to bring change into
their life styles. The apparent need is
to do something to enrich their
relationships, to bring new life. Such
activities may include the following:

1.PLAY. In my experience, I have
found that most of the people I have '
dealt with do not know how to
"play". The old adage "The family
that plays, together stays together" is,
to a large degree, true.
2. DIALOGUE. Couples need to


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deliberately program times of
meaningful communication where
they discuss their thoughts, hopes,
fears, joys and aspirations.

3. FRIENDS. Develop new and
exciting friendships that both
husband and wife can equally enjoy.

4. GOALS. A vision, sense of
purpose or goals that are shared in
common will provide couples with a
source of comradeship and direction
as a family unit. Marriages can die of
neglect.

If enrichment techniques do not
seem to work then the couple may
need to seek counseling. This needs
to be done before the situation
reaches a point where counseling will
not help.


Dr. Joyner can be reached at
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Letters

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CHOICE program a successful
model

Florida's Great Northwest, the regional
economic development organization serving the
16 counties in northwest Florida, commends the
Okaloosa County School District for its recently
earned, and well deserved, designation as a
Banner Center of Excellence for Career
Academies for the CHOICET model of career
preparation.
The CHOICET program has been shown to
be an effective and successful model for
preparing today's students for high-skill, high-
wage employment in the area's growth
industries. The model, which provides for
industry recognized certifications and college
credit while the students earn their diplomas,
allows for maximum participation from students
that have varying plans after completion of high
school. Those that plan to directly enter the
workforce are equipped with work-ready skills
that are immediately able to be put to use by area
employers while those with plans for continuing
their education at a post-secondary level not only
already have a jump start with the credits earned
in CHOICET, but if they need to work while
attending college, the skills they have to offer will
enable them to seek higher wage employment
than they would be able to secure without the
CHOICETM preparation and industry
certifications they have earned.
We are pleased that the CHOICETM program
created by the Okaloosa County Schoo District
has been formally recognized by the state as the
career academy model to be replicated.
Additionally, through the WIRED Northwest
Florida Initiative, Florida's Great Northwest is
excited to be able to offer grant assistance to
school districts in our 16-county region to
replicate the CHOICETMmodel. To that end,
we have received and will be evaluating the 9
WIRED grant applications received for our
2007 funding cycle to replicate the CHOICETM
model in other school districts in Northwest
Florida.
Having a trained and talented workforce is a
pivotal key to successful economic development.
Therefore, we look forward to continuing to
support the replication of CHOICETM
academies to all high schools and congratulate
the CHOICETM team on their well-deserved
recognition.

Sincerely,

Al Wenstrand
Executive Director


Super


Sunday


and


No. 29


by Eddie Ledbetter,
General Manager

As I've grown older, sports,
particularly the professional types,
have moved down my ladder of
priorities.
Like most men, when I was
younger, sports were pretty much
the center of my existence, as I
played basketball in high school,
and basketball and tennis at the
collegiate level. And even after
college, sports remained a big part
of my life, both as participant and a
fan. There was church and
recreation league basketball and
softball, and I was always a huge
Atlanta Braves fan (even during
the 80's, when being a Braves fan
wasn't cool.)
But as the years progressed, my
participation and interest in such
things diminished to the point that
Id call myself a casual fan of most
sports, and even a disinterested one
in some cases.
I'd have to put the NFL into the
"casual" category, but I'll be taking
a keen interest in the Super Bowl
this year, and for
one particular
reason, I'll be
backing the
Chicago Bears.
That reason is
No. 29. -
He's the Bears'
third-string
running back, but his value to
Chicago is his special teams play.
If you watched closely this past
Sunday, that was he stripping the
ball from the Saints' Michael Lewis
on a kickoff return, resulting in a
fumble the Bears recovered,
eventually resulting in a score.
His name is Adrian Peterson, and
I've had the privilege of meeting
him and photographing him from
the sidelines at Allen E. Paulson
Stadium at Georgia Southern
University in Statesboro, Ga.,
where he was a four-time
consensus All-American and All-
Southern Conference player in 1-
AA football He set many records,
including rushing for 100 yards or
more in 36 consecutive games. He
rushed for more than 100 yards in
40 regular season games, another
record at the time. I could go on
and on about his many records, but
you get the idea. He was a
tremendous talent with a huge
heart when he wore the blue and
white at GSU.
(Oh, yeah; he led Georgia
Southem to the 1-AA National
Championship in 1999 and 2000.)
So it'll be pretty cool watching
someone I've met and covered on
the field during arguably the
largest sporting event in the world.
But the purpose of this column
isn't to drop names, (heck, if I
wanted to do that, I'd tell longtime
University of Florida fans that I
went to high school and played
hoops with a name they might just
recognize. Lindsay Scott ring a
bell, all you old Gators? Uh-oh, got
the reptiles seeing red, I'll bet.)
The purpose here is to say, with
all confidence, that no athlete is
more deserving of this spotlight
than Adrian. He's the epitomy of
professionalism and character, and
has been since the day he stepped
foot on the campus at Georgia
Southern (and before then, I'm
sure.)
It's fitting that he's an unsung
special teams hero for the Bears
because that fits his personality
perfectly. Unselfish, the ultimate
team guy who goes to work every
day and gives all he's got in
everything he does.
And to top it off, he's a nice guy,
a humble man who's taken
everything God gave him and used
it to his full potential. When he left
college, many so-called experts felt
Adrian was too small to play in the
NFL (he's listed at 5'10", but I've
stood next to him, and that might
be a little bit of a stretch) but he's
since proved them wrong as he
finishes his fifth season as a Bear,
culminating those five years with
an evening on the biggest stage pro
football has to offer.


So next Sunday, I'll become a big
fan again, watching and hoping
No. 29 gets a canry or two, or
makes one of his patented big
plays on special teams. I know he'll
be playing his heart out, whatever
his role.
Good luck, A.P., and thanks for
bringing out the kid in me again.


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The Gadsden County Times January 25,2007 9


County holds affordable housing workshop


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Editor's Note: This is the
first in a two-part series on the
county's strategic plan for
affordable housing.

Affordable housing was the
topic of a three-hour work-
shop Tuesday night by the
Board of County
Commissioners.
The update the first report
was, presented to the Board in
May of 2006 was presented
by .Farnita Saunders,
Community Development
Director, with the help of sev-
eral housing and building
experts.
Most people seeking
affordable housing with the
county's help generally will
ask if they qualify for the
SHIP Program, which is fund-
ed by a state grant through the
Department of Community
Affairs.
The eligibility of the person
Must first be determined and,


if they qualify, they must
enroll in a first time homebuy-
er course, attend a class on
establishing and keeping good
credit, and work with a lender
before closing.
The process can be lengthy
to say the least, and with.lim-
ited SHIP funds many people
are turned down when the
annual allotment is depleted.
Saunders said that those
funds are definitely limited for
the next 2-3 years and that the
focus will shift temporarily to
rehabilitating substandard
homes.
The good news is that the
county's staff has come up
with a possible plan to
improve on service and to help
people get into homes for the
first time whether they are low
or moderate income.
"Some of the strategies we
plan to use are serving as a
referral and information
source for housing, providing
information on purchasing a
home, refinancing a home,
home maintenance as well as


foreclosure prevention and
delinquency," Saunders said.
Other plans included a
homebuyers showcase twice a
year to inform prospective
buyers about what is available
and how they can qualify.
Saunders said the housing
office also plans to partner
with non-profit organizations.
"I will be heavily involved
and I will personally counsel
people on credit issues,"
Saunders said.
While there are currently
about 80 people enrolled in
the first time home buyers
classes offered four nights a
week, Saunders said she
would consider adding
Saturday classes.
"I spoke with a man just a
few says ago. 'He wanted to
come to the classes but he
can't come during the week,"
said commission chairman
Brenda Holt.
Saunders shared with the
BoCC what is considered an
affordable mortgage for this
area and the need for a lenders'


pool so that buyers can get the
best possible loan rates.
"A pool is necessary
because it allows the buyer to
choose the lender, and with
more lenders they will be
inclined to meet the county's
goals of delivering affordable
housing," Saunders said.
Builder Bob Stout told
commissioners that he could
build a home of 1100 t6 1150
square feet, with three bed-
rooms, two bath and a garage
for about $80,000 per unit.
"The rate currently is about
$80 per square foot. The prob-
lem is the land. If you put a
house up for $80,000 and the
lot cost $33,000 that puts it
over the $100,000 price,' he
said.
Stout's suggestion that the
county give new buyers a 50
percent cut in property taxes
for the first five years didn't go
over well with commissioners.
"I seem to recall research-
ing this a while back and if my
memory serves me correctly, I
don't think we can do that,"


said Thornton Williams, coun-
ty attorney.
Commissioners. Eugene
Lamb and Ed Dixon agreed
that the county can't afford
such an exemption and if they
could it wouldn't be fair to
other homeowners.
Tallahassee housing expert
Tom Lewis told commission-
ers that Tallahassee has been
able to provide housing to
many of its citizens because
they have leveraged, their
finances with other non-profit
organizations while at the
same time finding creative
ways to help first time buyers,
including getting a second
mortgage that is forgiven after
ten years.
Other areas of discussion
included the prospect of the
county purchasing land for
development but a quick
check of that possibility found
the sites were limited. Only
one site, 16 acres near
Midway, would lend itself to
development of a large num-
ber of homes.


However commissioners
said they did not want to
crowd four homes on an acre
of land.
Lamb said people need to
have "spitting room" and that
they should. not be able to
shake hands with a their
neighbor without leaving the
porch.
"We need to give people at
least a third of an acre," said
Dixon.
Commissioner Doug
Croley said he had been told
that 80 percent of the people
in Gadsden County owned
their own homes.
"The problem is that they
own their own homes but 65
percent of them are substan-
dard and all but falling down,"
said Dixon.
"Our overwhelming need is
to try to improve existing
housing," Commissioner
Croley added.
Next week look for infor-
mation on a.predevelopment
loan program and preparing
for housing delivery.


SCHOLARSHIP from Page 1


in high school, staying drug
and alcohol free and
maintaining good behavior are
, at the top of the list.
SStudents also sign a contract
with parents, congregation
members and TCC
Representatives promising to
do those things.
"I go out and meet the
students who were chosen,"


said, ChaIlene Johnson,
director of TCC's College
Reach Out Program.
"I explain every aspect of the
contract they're going to sign,.
and we follow them through
middle school and high school
to make sure students are on
track."
TCC educators offer
mentoring at Gretna


Elementary, for the students
chosen to help them stay on
course, and check with their
parents to ensure they're
finishing homework and
complying with the contract
"The fifth-graders will not
technically be part of our
program until they're in the
sixth grade, so that's when we
start to follow them," Johnson


said.
Mashewske says the
scholarship program is geared
toward fifth-graders as they
prepare school years during
which academic problems
often crop up sixth through
12th grades.
"One of the things that would
really help this program is to
have mentors 'for these


students. They get into the
environs of middle and high
school are are not led by the
hand as much as they were
during elementary school," she
said.
"The struggle, I think, is one
of transition, which is how to
learn to be self-motivated."
Often, bringing a child to
college and giving him or her


the ability and incentive to
complete college ends up
benefiting the entire family.
"One of the things we've seen
is when the children are
encouraged to go to college,
the parents decide to go to
college," Mashewske said.
For more information,
contact the C.R.O.P. office at
201-8314.


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO TRANSMIT
Proposed Text Revisions to the
Comprehensive Plan

The Gadsden County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public meeting to dis-
crass proposed-chainges to the Gadsden County
.Comprphensive Plan. These include changes to the,
Future Land Use Element, including the introduc-
tion of two new land use categories and Future
Land Use map series amendments, the Traffic
Circulation Element, the Housing Element, the
Infrastructure Element, the Conservation Element,
and the Recreation and Open Space Element.

The County Commission will hear and discuss the
proposed text amendments on Tuesday, February
6th, 2007. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the
County Commission meeting room, at 7 east
- Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida. If approved for
transmittal by the County Commission, the
amendments will be transmitted to the Department
of Community Affairs for approval or comment as
part of the Spring 2007 Comprehensive Plan
amendment series.

Copies of the Proposed Plan Text Amendments
will be available at the Growth Management
Department, 1B East Jefferson Street, Quincy.
Persons wishing to comment may do so in person
at the public hearing or in writing to the Gadsden
County Board of Commissioners, 7 East Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351. If a person decides to
appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such public hearing, 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 tes-
timony and evidence to which the appeal is to be
heard.
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO TRANSMIT
Proposed Text Revisions to the
Comprehensive Plan


County


The Gadsden County Board of


Commissioners will hold a public meeting to discuss
proposed '-change- ':to, the- .-Gadsden County
Comprehensive IPlaniThis-' ropds'd amendment is
the yearly update to the Capital Improvements
Element (CIE). This Element requires an update
every year to reflect new capital items necessary to
support growth and correct existing deficiencies.

The County Commission will hear and discuss the
proposed text amendments on Tuesday, February
6th, 2007. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the
County Commission meeting room, at 7 east
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida. If approved for
transmittal by the County Commission, the amend-
.ments will be transmitted to the Department of
Community Affairs for approval or comment as part
of the Spring 2007 Comprehensive Plan amendment
series.

Copies of the Proposed Plan Text Amendments'will
.be available at the Growth Management Department,
1B East Jefferson Street, Quincy. Persons wishing to
comment may do so in person at the public hearing
or in writing to the Gadsden .County Board of
Commissioners, 7 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL
32351. If a person decides to appeal any decision by
the Board of County Commissioners with respect to
any matter considered at such public hearing, 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


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Sports


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By Joe Ferolito


Like most everyone else whose the two winners in the NFL plry-offs
sports columns I read, 1 picked one of last week.


Sliked the Saints and the Colts.
Didint figure the Saints to have 4 turn
overs and shoot themselves in the foot
with 7 penalties compared to no turn
o\er, and just 1 penalty for the Bears.
As foi the Colts it took a miracle turn
around for them to get by New England
and make it not a day for the New
te.ns.
With Bear's coach Lovie Smith, and
Colt's coach Tony Dungy the news
media will make a big deal of them
being the fiut black coaches in a Super
Bowl. The big deal should be how their
coaching ability got their teams in -the
game.
The early line has Indianapolis a 7-
plus point favorite over Chicago. I
expect the Colts will be the popular
choice and they have an edge at quarter-


back with Peyton Manning expected to
out perform Rex Grossman. This has
been the year the year of the Gatorm
though, and Grossman is an ex-Gator.
The next two weeks this and every other
angle you can imagine will be dis-
cussed. By the \ay. I'll be calling some
people and letting them give their pre-
dictions about the game for next week's
column.

GIRL'S DISTRICT PLAY
BEGINS NEXT WEEK
It seems the high school basketball
season gets shorter and shorter every
year. It use to be that district tourna-
ments didn't begin until late February.
Now they begin late January. Two of
the three county girl's teams in district
'play will be seeded first in their dis-


tricts. East Gadsden will play at Arnold
and is top seed in their 2-4A tourna-
ment. Host Arnold. Bay, Godby,
Wakulla, and Rickards will also com-
pete in that event.
West Gadsden will be top seed in the
4-2A event that will be played at Port St.
Joe. Wewahitchka. Liberty Co. and St.
Joe will be the other teams involved.
Munroe is a third seed and will com-
pete in the 3-A meeting in Aucilla.
Joining the Lady Cats and the host Lady
Warriors will be Apalachicola. John
Paul l and number one seed FAMU
High.
Winners and runners up next week
will advance to the regionals which
begin plaN February 8th.
The boy's district tournaments will
be played the week of February 5th.


Munroe Bobcats rolling up victories


The Munroe Bobcats won
all three basketball games
they played last week which
allowed them to even their
season record at 7-7 and their
district record at 3-3.
On Tuesday, the Cats got a
big district win over FAMU
defeating the Baby Rattlers
49-43 by out scoring FAMU
21-10 in the last quarter.


John Dooner and Clay
White were the big scorers for
Munroe hitting 17 and 13
points respectively. Jason
Cook worked the boards
inside picking off 11
rebounds while White and
John Hilton Revell had 4
assists each.
Thursday night the
Bobcats waxed Carrabelle


65-24 as Dooner and White
had another big scoring night
hitting 24 and 16 points. Ben
Young topped the rebounders
with 7 and Revell had 6
assists.
Friday Munroe won yet
another big district game
knocking ,off rival Aucilla 47-
43 after trailing 20-19 at the
half.


Dooner's 21 points led the
way in the Miss Munroe
game. Young popped in 13.
Cook hit the boards grabbing
7 rebounds and Dooner
helped out underneath with 6
boards.
White dished out 7 assists
and 3 swipes in the win.
Stephen Griffin and Kyle
Barnwell had 15 points each


for Aucilla. Munroe will
wrap up the regular season
this next week. They host
Lake City Christian on
Thursday and travel to
Bainbridge Friday for a game
against Grace Christian.
Thursday the 1st they host
Grace Christian and will end
the regular season Friday
hosting Atlantis Academy.


WGHS blasts Sneads; EGHS captures top seed


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It was balanced scoring
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Friday night in the West
--Gadsden Gym.- The home
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anced scoring and that off-set
the one-man show of Sneads
allo\knmg West Gadsden to
,alk'awayv ~th a 79-51 bas-
ketball' in. Louis Stefan
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for Sneads.
That couldn't overcome a 4
player contingent of Panthers
that hit in double figures.
Ricardo Marlow led that
contingent with 25 points and
John Battles hit 14. Jessie


Winbush and Larry Jackson
scored 11 each while Jackson
and, Rashard McMillan, and
Jabari Da\ is pounded the back
boards collecting 14, 8, and 7
rebounds.
Saturday in the Subway
Shoot-Out at West G4aden
the Panthers lost to Leon 46-
39 despite a 17 point outpt by
L. Jackson and 14 points by
Marlow.
The Lions got a double-
double of 16 points and 12
rebounds from Darius Speed
and 17 points from Austin
Dantin to help them to the vic-
tory.


It was another tough loss
Monday night when the
Panthers traveled to
Apalachicola and lost a close
one 65-59. Marlow zipped in
20 points in that one and L.
Jackson racked up 16. Adrian
Jones led the Sharks with 14.
West Gadsden "played'
Wewahitchka in a district
game Tuesday night. They
host Port St. Joe in a district
game Friday night and will
host East Gadsden in their
final regular season game
Saturday February 3.
East Gadsden's boy's bas-
ketball team found themselves


in a needed win position
Tuesday night when they trav-
eled to Panama city to take on
district foe Bay High.
After losing to Arnold
Friday night for the second
time this year the Jaguars were
in a win or not be the top dis-
trict seed.CoacJh .Demetric
Salters team pull it out 55-45
over the Tornados giving them
a 7-2 district mark with one
district contest remaining.
"We played some good
defense." Salters said. "We
also hit free throws down the
stretch that allowed us to
maintain a lead."


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EGHS girls lose heartbreaker; Munroe, WGHS also comes up short


-by Susie Morris

The East Gadsden girls bas-
ketball team lost a heartbreaker to
defending state champs, Florida
High, on Saturday night at home
in their own den. Florida High
jumped on the team early taking a
quick 22-15 lead at the end of the
first quarter. The Lady Noles
extended that lead to 37-26 at the
half. The Lady Jaguars actually
outscored the Noles in the second


half but only b. five points.
Final score: Fla. High 52, EGHS
46. Florida High may have won
the game but had no answer for
senior center Chelsea McMillan.
McMillan again finished with a
double-double scoring 14 points
and pulling down a dozen
rebounds.
Previously in the week the
team won two contests defeating
Godby 63-44 and Panama.City
Arnold 66-21. In the Godby


game McMillan, Traci Lewis and
Jasmine Grice combined for 44
points. Nine players scored in
the 66-21 win over Arnold.
Leading scorer for the night was
'Dytesha Francis with 14 points.
Lewis and Audrey Unaka scored
10 points each. Lewis added 10
rebounds for a double-double.
The East Gadsden team fin-
ished the week with a 17-6
record. Recent losses have
dropped the team to 9th place in


the 4A state rankings.
The Munroe Lady Cats lost
two district games last week..
They dropped a 47-28 game to
FAMU on Tuesday night and
then' one on Friday night to
Aucilla 46-31. In both games, the
Lady Cats posted strong first
halves but then weak third quarter
performances doomed the team.
In the FAMU game, Munroe led
during the 2nd quarter and was
only behind five points at the


half. They were outscored 10-1
ii the third quarter and never
recovered. Crystal Wade led the
scoring with 10 points. Julia
Bates and Carrie Scott scored six
each.
Friday night before a Miss
Munroe crowd the Munroe team
again found itself down by only
five at the half. And again a poor
second half performance kept the
team from a key Class A District
3 win. Crystal Wade again led


with the team in scoring with 10
points. Malorie McKinnon
added 8 points.
West Gadsden lost a close 58-
51 game to Rickards on Thursday
night. The game was knotted 27-
27 at the half but Rickards
outscored the Panthers 15-12 and
16-12 in the third and fourth
quarters for the non-district win.
Tyeshia Battles had her usual fine
game scoring 26 points. Kayla
Streeter added 13 points.


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CHELSEA MCMILLAN
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TCC honors Dr. Furlow


The Gadsden County Times January 25,2007 11



City of Quincy


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

\The 2007 Tallahassee
Community College African-
American History Month calen-
dar, which was unveiled Monday
night, was dedicated to the late
Dr Jessie Furlow.
"It was precious and emotion-
al to us. Everyone made it feel so
special for us," said Furlow's sis-
ter Kathrine Clemons, who trav-
eled with another sister Patty
Boyd, from Furlow's hometown
of Memphis, TN to attend the cer-
emony. Furlow was nominated
for the dedication by the MLK
Foundation of Florida, according
to Steve Beasley, Chief Executive
Officer of the Foundation.
"Of all of the professional
accolades she had gotten she was
still everything to all people.
Regardless of income, race, pro-
fessional status, or creed she
loved everybody. The Foundation
thought she was the most deserv-
ing person in this community for
this honor at this time," Beasley
said.
Two weeks ago, the
Foundation donated $500 for the
MLK Essay contest winners in
Furlow's name at.the annual
Unity Breakfast sponsored by the
Gadsden County Chapter of the
National Hook-Up of Black
Women, of which Furlow was a
charter member.
Furlow passed on June 24,
2006 at the age of 57 after a long
illness. Affectionately known as
"Dr. Jessie" she practiced medi-
cine in Gadsden County for 24
years, treating over 20,000
patients.
"I want to say that Dr. Furlow
was my grandmother's doctor and
I believe that my grandmother,
would not be here with me, today
had it not been for Dr. Furlow,"
Shonda Knight, mistress of cere-
mony and WCTV News Anchor


and reporter told Furlow's family
during the program.
"The program was beautiful. It
became very emotional for me at
one point. When I looked up and
saw her picture on the screen, it
was so special," said Cassandra
Anderson, who served as
Furlow's nurse for many of the
years she praticed medicine.
Furlow was very active in the
medical and healthcare commu-
nity outside of her practice. She
was, vice president of the North
Florida Medical Centers as well
as medical director of the
Gadsden Medical Center. She
served as chief of surgery, chief
of staff and chief of quality assur-
ance for Gadsden Community
Hospital. Until her death she
served on the Board of Directors
of Gadsden Hospital, Inc. and
worked tirelessly to get the hospi-
tal re-opened.
She was also medical director
for Gadsden Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
and Big Bend Hospice of
Gadsden County.
Furlow was a trustee of
Florida State University and a
strong advocate for the FSU
College of Medicine. She was
mentor for students at the high
school level, college level and
post graduate level.
Veronda Smith, one of the stu-
dents Furlow began mentoring in
junior high school, is 'now a stu-


dent at Florida A & M University.
Smith said she still considers
Furlow her mentor. "I remember
the things she talked about with
me," recalled Smith last week.
She sang with the FAMU gospel
choir Monday night in honor of
Furlow.
"Words cannot describe how
we feel. This was a very classy
affair," said Furlow's sister, Patty
Boyd.
Other calendar honorees
included:
*Carmen Cummings-Martin,
district representative for
Congressman Allen Boyd and her
husband Dexter Martin, Star
Metro director of marketing, for
their work with the Sickle Cell
Anemia Foundation.
*Attorneys Ben Crump and,
Darryl Parks for their philan-
thropic donations to many causes
and work on the Martin Lee
Anderson case.
*The late Wilmoth Baker, Jr.
and his wife Kitty Baker for their
work in the field of pharmacy.
*William R. Jones, retired
director of Black Studies at FSU.
*Roosevelt Wilson, publisher
of the Capital Outlook newspa-
per.
*Rosalind Thompkins-
Whiteside, founder of Mothers in
Crisis.
*Reginald James,
Superintendent of Gadsden
County public schools,
*Joe Bullard, radio host,
WHBX.
*Pam Laws, singer.
*Civil-rights pioneer Lucille
Brown.
*Errick Farmer, key adminis-
trator .in FAMU School of
Applied Health representing the
TCC alumni.
*Philip Agnew, FAMU
Student Government Associaton
and Christopher Evans, FSU
Student Body president, repre-
senting the youth.


City of Quincy


Board of Quincy Music Theatre


appoints new managing director


At the January meeting, the
Board of Directors of Quincy
Music Theatre voted to appoint.
Kevin Scott Goodson as
Managing Director. Prior to com-
ing to Quincy, Kevin served as
the Interim Executive Director of
Tallahassee Little Theatre and
has worked with a number of the-
atres and colleges throughout his
seventeen year career.
When asked about his vision
for the theatre Kevin replied,
"Community theatre is about
reaching out to the community
around you and finding talent,
resources, and support. It is unre-
alistic to expect a theatre to sur-
vive based on putting on a few
shows a year. An arts organiza-
tion must become an active
vibrant citizen that serves all
facets of its community and
brings attention to the best quali-
ties of that community."
Although Goodsoni mo%\ ed 'to
Quincyfrom Tallahassee, he has
strong roots in small town life,
having lived most of his young
life in LaGrange, GA.
"LaGrange is a small town with a
thriving arts community .1


nights. You may also reach him
by phone at 875-9444, or einail
at qmt@qmtonline.com.


remember growing up being sur-
rounded by a ballet, theatre, com-
munity chorus, and a symphony.
I love the fact that Gadsden
County is on the brink of an arts
explosion. Because of organiza-
tions like QMT, Down on the
Farm,. and the Gadsden Arts
Center, it's pretty clear that
Gadsden is heading toward
becoming a county full of culture
and art."
You cani find Kevin Scott
Goodson during regular business
hours at Quincy Music Theatre
or also at regular performance


Alzheimer's workshop


The Alzheimer's Rural Care
Healthline (ARCH) program, in
conjunction with the Alzheimer's
Project, Inc. and Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital Memory
Disorder Clinic will provide a
free workshop entitled "Hope and
Help for Family Caregivers" on
Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Quincy
Senior Center, 79 LaSalle Leffall
Dr. in Quincy. The workshop will
be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Free CEU's are offered for health-
care providers.
During the main session,
experts will provide information
for caregivers and healthcare
providers about the basics of
Alzheimer's disease and other
related dementias, Alzheimer's
drug treatments, managing chal-
lenging behaviors and the chal-
lenges and rewards of family
caregiving. After the main ses-
sion, participants are invited to
address concerns and questions
about the disease, management,


treatment and caregiver support
with a panel of experts.
In addition to support from
several community partners,
including The City of Quincy,
Gadsden Community Health
Council, Big Bend Hospice, and
Big Bend AHEC, the workshop is
made possible by a grant from the
Johnnie B. Byrd Alzheimer's
Center and Research Institute.
Humana, also a sponsor, will pro-
vide dinner and a representative
will be on hand to offer guidance
through the Medicare process and
explain other benefits that they
offer.
If you or someone you know
is taking care of a person with
Alzheimer's disease, memory
loss or dementia, please call
ARCH toll-free at 1-866-778-
2724 for more information on the
workshop and our free education
and counseling services for care-
givers.






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Gadsden Co.
Jan. 25-Feb. i

Events
Submit items to the
Gadsden County Events
Calendar no later than
ttr.Frlday prtor to the
issue in which you'd like
your event to appear.
Events must be of a
community- nature and
open to the public.


CPA Class of 1972
reunion meeting

The Carter Parramore
Class of 1972, will have a
class reunion meeting at
Carter Parramore
Academy at Jan. 29 at 7
p.m.

Greenshade Masonic
Lodge holds I 11 th
,Anniversary Banquet

Public Notice.'I'he
members of Greenshade
Masonic Lodge #153
PH.A. cordially invite
the community to, its
I I I th year anniversary
banquet on Saturday,
Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the
old American Legion
building (currently
Michael R. Moore
Lodge) on Washington
Street. Tickets are $15
per person or 2 for $25.
Entertainment will
follow immediately after
the banquet. Point of
contact is Brother
Antonio Johnson at 875-
8611, ext. 286.

James A. Shanks Class of
1980 class meeting

Janies A. Shanks Class of
1980 is having a class
meeting Sunday, Jan. 28
at 5 p.m. at the home of
Judy Russ-NX/are. This
meeting is to plan a
benefit program for the
sick and shut-in
members of the class of
1980. If you have
information on any such
.member, please attend
this niecting. For more
information contact
Judy Russ-Ware at 627-
.4.022 or Stephanie
Andrews-Smith at 627-
0917

Jaines A. Shanks Class of
1985

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Above, Quincy City Commissioner Derrick Elias unveiled the
sign denoting Sunset Park Saturday, as Reginald Cunningham,
Director of Parks and Recreation, looks on. Below, longtime
Sunset Acres resident Alice Vause pushed her 2-year-old great
grandson, Joshua, in a swing following the dedication.


Photos by
Alice Du Pont
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
It's been a long time coming but
the neighborhood park in Sunset
Acres, a development at the
southern tip of the Quincy city
limits, was dedicated Saturday. It
was a pleasant day for the
dedication as temperatures
hovered in the mid-60's and the
sun shone brightly.
"This is your park and we. want
you to take care of it," -said
Commissioner Derrick Elias, who
represents that district.
"My favorite part of the park is
the fire engine and slide," said
DeMarcus Jackson, 5. He and his
cousin DeKerria Weston had come
to the park with his mother,
LaToya.
"It means a safe place fdr the
kids to play. We've been watching
everyday to see when they would
finish," she said, adding, "this is
real nice."
The $200,000 park was made
possible by a grant from the
Department of Enviromental
Protection, through the Florida
Development Assistance Program.
Sunset Park is one of several in
the city limits as well as the
county that have been refurbished
through such grants. "We
were able to make those dollars go
even further by using people from
our Public Works Department and
other in-house help," said
Reginald Cunningham, the city's
parks and recreation director.
The park has state-of-the-art
playground equipment, a
Below, Angie Carter (left) and
Relinda Turnquest both live in
Sunset Acres but had never
met. The park brought the
mothers and their children
together as neighbors for the
first time. Right, Chelsea
Murphy, 8, used the new
basketball court at Sunset Park
to practice her roundball skills.


basketball court, a walking trail
with health stations, a pavilion and
barbecue grills, and a water
fountain with a misting station.
The Rev. John Mark Horrell of
Faith Heritage Church and his
one-year-old son, Apollos, came to
the dedication and ran into the
Rev. Larryiisaac Scott of First
Elizabeth Missionary Baptist

'This is a
wonderful park,
not only is it good
for the children,
it's good for the
neighborhood.
This brings people
together.'

Rev. Larryisaac Scott,
minister and Sunset
Acres resident

Church. Both men live in Sunset
Acres.
"This is a wonderful park, not
only is it good for the children, it's
good for the neighborhood. This
brings people together," Scott said.
The park brought Relinda
Turnquest and Angie Carter
together. The two met at the
dedications and began chatting on
a park bench while they watched
their children play together.


"We live one street over and
we've never met," said Turnquest
of Carter. She plans to will return
to the playground often to take
advantage of the track.
"I'm going to have to restructure
my days now," said the mother of
three.
With three kids and another on
the way, Carter said she was
happy for the playgorund because
it allows her children to
opportunity to met and, interact
with other children in the
neighborhood in a safe
environment.
A short distance away Alice
Vause was pushing her two-year-
old great grandson, Joshua, in the
swing.
While pushing Joshua she was
getting her workout in too. "I just
love this park. I was here before
the other park was even built," she
said, referring to the old park that
was once a great neighborhood
recreation area but over the years
had deteriorated due to being
unkept.
The children and adults enjoyed
hot dogs, chips and punch
following the brief dedication
program.
Chelsea Murphy wasn't
interested in eating, though.
"I have a game today and I need
to practice a little," said the eight-
year-old, honing her dribbling
technique.
.The park is open from sunrise to
sunset seven days a week. Elias
encouraged families to come out
and hold birthday parties and other
family-oriented functions.


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Obituaries


Ella Bibbins

Ella Bibbins, 93 of Gretna, died
Tuesday, January 16, 2007, in
Tallahassee.
Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Saturday, January 27, at Zion
Hope PB Church with burial in
St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation is
1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Williams
Funeral Home, who has charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Annie Bibbins of Gretna
and Evelyn Hall (Stanley; two
sons, Robert Bibbins (Emma)
and George Bibbins; and one
sister, Rutha Lee Brinkley of
Gretna.



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Paul E. Staten, Jr.

Paul E. Staten, Jr., 74 of
Tallahassee died on Friday,
January 19,
2007, in
Tallahassee. -
He was a
retired | e
accountant
clerk for the i
US Postal
Service. He
attended Peck High in
Femandina Beach and FAMU;
was a member of the FAMU
Fence ,Club, Federal Employee
Club, and Rattlers Bowling
League.
Graveside services are 10 a.m.
Friday, January 26, at Southside
Cemetery in Tallahassee.
Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at Bradwell Mortuary
who has charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by his wife of 45
years, Genevieve Rush Staten of
Tallahaissee; daughters, Ursula
Staten of Tallahassee and Paula
Morris (Thomas) of Fernandina
Beach; sons, Paul E. Staten III
(Debbie) of Denver, CO, and
Eric Staten of Tallahassee; sis-
ters, Pauline Cheese of Atlanta,
GA, Mary Murray (Leonard)
and Lee Iles of Jacksonville;
brother, Daniel Staten of
Jacksonville; godmother,
Edwina Stephens of
Tallahassee; six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.


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McKendley Thomas, Sr.

McKendley (Jab).Thomas, Sr.,
60 of Quincy, died on Friday,
January 19, 2007, at
Tallahassee. A native of Port St.
Lucie, he was. a construction
worker and member of Mt.
Calvary PB Church
Funeral services are 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 27, at Mt.
Calvary PB Church with the
Right Rev. Chris Burney offici-
ating, and burial in Mt. Calvary
Cemetery. Viewing is noon to
5:30 .p.m. Friday at Betsey
Funeral Home, who has charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by his friend,
Rutha M. Eutsay of Quincy; son
McKendley Thomas, Jr. of
Orlando; stepsons, Lenn Conner
and Michael Conner of Orlando;
stepdaughters, Angie Conner
and Muriel King of Orlando;
sister Bertha L. Thomas of
Quincy; step-sisters, Wilma
Dean Hodges of Orlando and
Betty Scott of Port Saint Lucie;
half-brother, Sammie Thomas


of Miami; two grandchildren
and one step-grandson.





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Patricia Brinkley

Patricia Janese Brinkley, 20 of
Sopchoppy, died Monday,
January 15, 2007, in Sopchoppy.
Funeral services are 12 noon
Saturday, January 20 at Mt. Trial
PB Church with burial in
Buckhorn Cemetery in
Sopchoppy. Visitation is 3 to 7
p.m. Friday at the church.
Bradwell Mortuary has charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by her mother,
Valarie Bradshaw of Sopchoppy;
her father, John Paul Brinkley and
stepmother Patricia of
Chattahoochee; her stepfather,
Paul Bradshaw of Sopchoppy;
daughter, Jania J. Brinkley of
Sopchoppy; three sisters, Tonyilla
Bradham and Sabrinia Brinkley of
Sopchoppy and Paula B. Brinkley
of Carrabelle; grandmothers,
Josephine Scott of Sopchoppy and
Francis Brinkley of Carrabelle.


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Mortuary
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John Henry Frison

John Henry (Boogie) Frison, 72
of Sanford, died on Friday, Jan.
19, 2007, in Sanford. A native of
Gadsden County, he was a
groundskeeper and member of
New Zion AME Church.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 at New
Zion AME
Church with -
the Rev.
Jerome

ating, and
burial in St.
Marks!
Cemetery.
Viewing is
Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. at
Betsey Funeral Home, who has
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Lula
Mae Frison of Rochester, NY;
daughter, Evelyn Frison of
Rochester, NY; mother, Rosa Lee
Frison of Quincy; three sisters,
Cherry Frison of Quincy, Victoria
Anderson and Leola Frison of
Rochester, NY; five brothers,
Herbert Lee Frison and Vanester
Frison of Sanford, Archie Frison
of Quincy, James Frison of
Orlando and Walter Frison of
Rochester, NY; five grandchildren
and eleven great-grandchildren.







G.P. Lindsey

G.P. Lindsey, 68 of Bristol, died
Sunday, January 21, 2007 in
Blountstown. He was a native
and lifelong resident of Liberty
County. He "worked for many
years with Paul White Logging in
Hosford and as a driver for Tri-
State Gas Company. He was of
the Baptist faith.
Funeral services were
Wednesday, January 24 at Bevis
Funeral Chapel in Bristol with
burial in Tucker-Vaugh-Lindsey
Cemetery in Chason. Bevis
Funeral Home-Bristol Chapel
had charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife,
Maxine Lindsey of Blountstown;
two sons, Mike Lindsey (Brenda)
of Bristol and Kevin Lindsey and
fiancee Bert Berg of
Blountstown; one daughter,
Debra Tucker (Tommy) of Altha;
two brothers, Cleve Lindsey (Pat)
of Sumatra and Lawrence
Lindsey (Bonnie) of Bristol; one
sister, Ruth Hammond (Curtie) of
Wewahitchka; six grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren;
also Missy Hough, a close family
member and friend; and all his
friends from the slide.


He was preceded in death by a
son, Danny Lindsey, and a sister,
Hazel Langston.






BEVIS
Funeral Home & Crematory


Wayne Carlton

Wayne Harris Carlton, 57 of
Quincy, died Tuesday, January
16, 2007 in Quincy. He was born
December 26, 1949 in Pelham,
GA, and worked 38 years with
Centel (later Sprint and Embarq).
He served with the US Marine
Corps and was of the Seventh'
Day Adventist faith. He was a
wonderful husband, father, grand-
father, son, brother and friend and
will be missed greatly. Funeral
services were Friday, January 19
at 'Gretna Baptist Church with
burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Independent Funeral Home had
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Diann
Carlton of Quincy; two daughters,
Julie Sissions of Hosford and Erin
(Brian) Timmons of Bainbridge,
GA; five grandchildren; his par-
ents, Thomas and Marjorie
Carlton of Woodville; two broth-
ers, Michael (Noi) Carlton of
Crawfordville and Wendell
(Cathy) Carlton of Charlotte, NC;
and a sister, Doris Shelton of
Albany, KY.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Moffitt Cancer Center,
12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa,
FL 33612-9497.




Independent
Funeral Home


Otha Winbush

Otha Winbush, 72 of Gretna
died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 in
Tallahassee.
Services were Saturday, Jan.
20, 2007 at Friendship Primitive
Baptist Church, and burial was
in St. Paul Primitive Baptist
Cemetery. Ivey Funeral Home
had charge of arrangements.


Ivey Funeral

Home

Charles Holloman, Jr.-

Charles Monroe Holloman, Sr.,
66 of Quincy, died Friday,
January 19, 2007 at Big Bend
Hospice in Tallahassee. He was
born October 8, 1940, was a
retired police officer for the City
of Quincy, and was in the mili-
tary police.
Funeral services are 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 27 at Mt.
Moriah MB Church with burial
in Sunnyvale Cemetery.
Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. with a
wake from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at
Williams Funeral Home, who
has charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a daughter,
Carla Monica Holloman of
Tallahassee; a son, Charles
"Chuckie" Monroe Holloman, II
(Chira) of Tampa; twin sons,
Cedrick Miles Holloman and
Chauncey Merideth Holloman
of Daytona Beach; seven grand-
children; and his devoted ex-
spouse, Carsy Mitchell
Holloman of Tallahassee; broth-
ers, Gene (Barbara) Holloman
of Orlando, Attaway (Annie)
Holloman and Alvin
(Tommisenia Holloman of
Quincy; devoted nieces and
caretakers, Tracie Dasher-
Williams of Quincy of Lakeisha
Kirkland of Tallahassee.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Eugene and Roberta
Holloman, and a sister, Peggy J.
Holloman-Fields.
In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to Big Bend Hospice.



Williams
i Funeral


i Home


Katherine Parramore

Katherine Bock Parramore, 95
of Sycamore, died Friday,
January 19,
2007. She
was born
May 2, 1912;
was a long
t i m e
Gadsden "
County resi- *
dent, devot-
ing countless hours to helping
the senior citizens in the
Gadsden County area. She was
very active in her church, St.
Thomas the Apostle Catholic
Church in Quincy. She and her
husband, Rabun, ran
Parramore's County Store in
Sycamore.
Funeral services were held
Monday, January 22, at St.
Thomas the Apostle Catholic
Church with Father O'Brian of
Pensacola officiating, and burial
in Sycamore Cemetery.
She is survived by her brother,
Don Bock and wife Lynn of
Greensboro, many nieces,
nephews and devoted friends.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Rabun Parramore.



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Second Elizabeth
Deacon and Deaconess
Ministry hosts program

We're always sowing seeds in
life by everything we do and
say, So let us make sure we sow
God's word among the ones we
meet each day.
The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church
Deacon and Deaconess
Ministry will host their Annual
1st of the Year Program on
Sunday, January 28 at 11 a.m.
We invite ,our family and
friends to come out and hear a
dynamic message from the
Lord brought to us by the Rev.
John Gardner of 2nd Saint
James. The theme for this occa-
sion is "Working Together in
Unity." For more information
please contact Sister Marsha
Shaw or Deacon John Borden.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. General Bryant.
Jr.

Second Elizabeth Upcoming
Events

The SEMBC Program
Committee will meet Sunday
immediately after worship
service.
Thursday, February ist,
Deacon and Deaconess meeting
at 6 "p.m. followed by
Conference at 7 p.m.
Our Women Ministry will meet
Saturday morning at 9 a.m. fol-
lowed by Youth Ministry at 10
a.m.
Second Elizabeth is located at
2718 Attapulgus Highway,
Quincy; 627-6363. Rev. Dr.
General Bryant, Jr. Pastor.

Pastors Union

Pastors Union will be held at
All Nations Praise and Worship
Ministries, 108, N. Madison St.
in Quincy. Pastor will be
Dorothy A. Frazier is host pas-
tor.
Come and worship the Lord
with us at our regular church
service every Sunday at 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; and
every Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible
study.
You are welcome to join us for
any of these services. For more
information contact 627-3162,


875-2872 or 627-3420.


Church news


Annual Dual Day at
Arnett Chapel

Everyone is cordially invited to
come out and experience a day of
worship and praise on Sunday,
Jan. 28, at Arnett Chapel. The
speaker for the 11 a.m. service
.will.be our very own Rev. Willie
E. Hagan and the speaker for the
3 p.m. service will be the Rev.
Helen Johnson-Robinson and the
entire Bethel AME Church fami-
ly from Monticello. So please
come out and make a joyful noise
unto the Lord because He has
truly done inarvelous things.

Annual Worship and
Praise Service

The Mattie Jones Missionary
Society of St. John AME Church
will host its Annual Worship and
Praise Service on Sunday, Jan. 28
at 4 p.m. The messenger is Elder
Paul Holmes of Concepts and
Precepts Ministry. Please come
and receive a blessing. The
church is located at 4445
Bainbridge Hwy. in Quincy. Rev.
Matthew J. Bryant is pastor.

Benefit program

There will be a benefit program
for sister Barbra Bryant Jan. 26 at
7 p.m. at New Zion AME Church
in Quincy (Shiloh Community)
where Rev. Griffin is pastor.
Everyone is asked to come out
and be a part of this event. There
will be singing and preaching and
uplifting the name of Jesus. For
more information you may con-
tact Sister Mary Bush Smith at
875-3644.

Evening in White

The Women's Intermediate and
Young Women's Associations of
the Union Baptist Association will
have an Evening in White on
Friday, Feb. 2 at New Zion M.B.
Church in Chattahoochee at 7 p.m.
If you have any questions please
call Diane White at 229-662-2864
,or.Tylisa Chapman-Thomas 850-
663-3901. Donations will be
accepted.

Blessed Hope MB
Church

Jan 25: 7 p.m. team leaders
prayer meeting; Jan 27: 9 a.m.
continuation of teacher certifica-
tion; Jan 28: 3 p.m. annual mis-
sion anniversary at Blessed Hope
MB Church. Feb. 9 and 10: Pine
Bloom MB Association Extra
Day Session Friday at 7:30 p.m.


and Saturday 10 a.m.
Blessed Hope is located at 2119
Hutchinson Ferry Road in:
Quincy; 850-856-5725.

Choir Union at
St. Hebron

Saint Hebron AME Church will
be the host church for Quincy:
Choir Union II on Sunday, Jan. 28:
at 2:45 p.m. The public is invited.
College president to
speak

Dr. Abe Johnson, President of:
Smith Bible College in:
Tallahassee will speak at 11 a.m.:
Sunday at Faith Apostolic:
Christian Tabernacle. Host pas-:
tors are Bishop Terry Fitzgerald
and Elder Brenda Fitzgerald.

Empowerment
conference

Faith Apostolic Christian
Tabernacle will hold
Empowerment Conference 2007
FACT Jan. 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m.
with guest speaker Bishop C.O.
Reid, General Overseer, of
Greensboro, NC. Come and be
blessed. Host pastors are Bishop
Terry Fitzgerald and Elder Brenda
Fitzgerald. The church is located
at 2540 Hwy. 27 in Havana.


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Christian Conference
at Oak Grove AME
Church

On Jan. 25-26, there will be a
Christian Conference at Oak
Grove AME located at 3510
Atwater Rd, Chattachoochee,
Rev. Isaiah Cole, Pastor. We are
cordially inviting your church
and community well-wishers to
be our honored special guests.
Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. is
Joy Night, the Rev. Isaiah Cole
will be the speaker.
Friday, Jan 26 at 7 p.m. the
conference will conclude with:
A How to live a Christian
life
B The abused
C Who will save the chil-
dren
D How to witness effective-
ly
For further information, call
933-5804.

Love & the Blood
Service in Bainbridge

Pastor Jacquelyn Porter along
with New Life Deliverance
Ministries, Inc. would like to
invite everyone out to our annu-
al Love & The Blood Service to
be held at the Bainbridge, GA
location (115 Lynnwood Dr.) on
Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm. The guest
Speaker will be Pastor Lorraine
Gibson of Highly Exalted
Praise Ministries. For more
information, please contact the
church at (850) 574-3400 or
(229) 243-0075.

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church news

Church school on Sun. morn-
ing at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning worship at
11 a.m.
Intercessary prayer each Mon.
and Tues. at noon
Bible study and youth teach-
ing on Wed. at 7 p.m.
Gospel choir rehearsal, Thurs.
at 7 p.m.
Midterm session and
Founder's Day Observance Jan.
26 and 27 at St. Paul's Primitive
Baptist Church, .Attapulgus,
GA.
You are invited to attend the
birthday celebration of Mother
Alice Hill Saturday, Jan. 27 at
the Garden Center beginning at
1 p.m
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those


needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance.
I will praise the Lord no mat-
ter what happens.
I will constantly speak of His
glories and grace
Psalms 34:1

Sons of The Father at
Antioch Baptist
Church

House of Grace recording
artists, Les Snyder and Sons of
The Father, from West Frankfort,
IL, will be singing at Antioch
Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 2
at 7 p.m.
Les travels the U.S. with adult
sons Chris and Brent, singing the
gospel and at times, presenting
"Scripture Sermons," using
memorized portions of the Bible.
Their music is distinctive, using
acappella and sound tracks, vary-
ing from the traditional hymn to
progressive gospel styles.
In an era when families are
splintered, this father and his two
sons, all three ordained ministers,
give an example of one family
which has endured into adult-
hood, ministering together for
their Lord and Savior.
The group name says it all -
they are truly Sons of The
(Heavenly) Father. They often
travel in excess of 45,000 miles
per year, singing in more than
250 services. Sons of The Father,
seen regularly on television and
heard on radio, have recorded fif-
teen times over the past eighteen
years.
"Treasure." their latest record-
ing, has three songs written by
Brent Snyder, including "Well
Done Faithful One." All of their
radio singles have aired nation-
wide. Pastor Howard Adams
invites the public to attend the
service. For more information,
call the church office at 627-
3813.

Spiritual Starlettes
Gospel Singers
anniversary banquet

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 Tallahassee
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.
Tickets are $15 and may be
purchased from any of the
Spiritual Starlettes. For more
information contact Hattie
Blackshear, 875-2359.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries

Sunday School every Sunday
at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service at
11 a.m.; praise and worship
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26: TITTS at love
Fellowship 7:30 p.m.
Tallahassee; Jan. 28: apostle
Copeland at New Revelation,
Pastor Duval at 4 p.m. (Women
in White).
Feb. 2: TITTS at Ecclesia
Outreach, Pastor Renita Allen-
Dixon (Wakulla) 8 p.m.; Feb. 3:
HEPM at New Life
Deliverance, Apostle Porter
(Bainbridge) 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 6-
9: Apostle Copeland in revival
at New Revelation, 7:30 p.m.
nightly.
Visit our website at: iicormin-
istries.com (all lower case let-
ters). For information contact
Patsy Henry at 850-875-4497
Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m.

Triumphant Church
of God in Quincy

You are cordially invited to
attend an award ceremony
sponsored by Triumphant
Church of God's No Limits
Mentoring Program on January
28 at 3 p.m. at Triumphant
Church of God in Quincy. The
speaker is attorney Ephraim D.
Livingston of Tallahassee. This
award ceremony is to acknowl-
edge the youths/participants
who have completed a 12-week
mentoring program conducted
at TCOG (Triumphant Church
of God), 15 Earnest Street in
Quincy.
We believe that we have
impacted the lives of all of the
youth who have completed our
program in a positive way. It is
our sincere belief that children
are the key to our future and
any help that we can give them
along the way can only help
them to become productive cit-
izens.
We hope that you will join us
in celebrating their accomplish-
ment.


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and animals need to drink it. Fish and aquatic life need it to live in. Without water. our planet could not
Sustain life and it would be similar to the planet Mars. Water is the most important chemical for life
*Some animal's bodies are made up of 90% water. The human body is made up of 60% water, while
,.l human blood is composed of 83% water There are no other planets in the solar system that have
enough water to sustain life So what is this magical substance, which is also referred to as H20?
Water is a molecule made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, abbreviated H20. Water
a can be found in three natural states; as.a liquid in the form of water, as a gas in the form of steam or
'." ^ I. water vapor, and as a solid in the form of ice. Almost seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered
a '' in the liquid form of water, making it the most widely seen state of water on Earth. Most of Earth's
Mandy Powell age 9, from Phenix water is found in the oceans and in the frozen polar ice caps, or glaciers. Other sources of water are
City, AL, wanted to know, ow much found in rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, springs, and reservoirs. Water freezes at 320 Fahrenheit and
water does one person need every boils at 212' Fahrenheit. H20 is a very unique chemical, in that when' it is in it's solid state, known as
day?" Thanks for asking Mandy! i ice, it will float on top of its liquid form, water. This is a very unusual property, as most chemicals in
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day is used by one individual, and Not only is water vital for life, but it also provides a lot of fun! Swimming or scuba diving would not be
most of that is used to flush the toilet possible without water. Many sports are played in the water. Skiing, fishing, diving, and snorkeling all
or take a shower! Always remember i
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your family, social or organization's activi-
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Information may also be faxed to us at
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Pouncey chosen for


heart health effort


Heart disease is the leading
cause of death for American
women regardless of race or
ethnicity. It claims nearly
500,000 lives each year.
"Women Wearing Red to
Fight Heart Disease," a cam-
paign in its fourth year at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital,
is an ongoing effort to educate
women about their risk for the
disease and empower them to
take better care of their hearts.
Maria Pouncey, Coordinator
of Migrant Education for the
Panhandle Area Educational
Consortium in Quincy, is one of
18 women invited by the hospi-
tal to publicly take a stand
against heart disease.
"As a Latina woman," says
Pouncey, "nothing is more
important than 'la familiar the
family. Unfortunately, heart
disease is prevalent in our com-
munity and has affected many
homes. The loss of my favorite
aunt to a heart attack and the
death of my father to heart fail-
ure truly had an impact on my
family. It is critical to share the
information and start spreading
the word on prevention., What
better way to honor our familiar


than by being there for them as
long as we can and making
every effort to tackle the pre-
ventable causes of heart dis-
ease. My goal is to bring
awareness to the Latino com-
munity that we can lower the
32.6 percent deaths to Latina
women due to heart disease and
stroke. Let's do it for la famil-
ia."
The "Fabulous and Focused"
women will serve as the hospi-
tal's ambassadors for heart dis-
ease education and prevention
this year. They are featured
wearing red on the cover of the
February 2007 issue of
Tallahassee Memorial's Healthy
Living magazine.


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Pete and Brown are married


Family and friends gathered
at the Tallahassee Leon County
Civic Center September 30,
2006, to witness the.union of
Shannon Darlene Pete and
Kenyorta Demetric Brown.
The wedding ceremony was
conducted by the Rev. William
Wiggins, Jr., with prayer by the
Rev. Edgar Walker, retired pastor
and stepfather of the groom, the
bride was given in marriage by
her stepfather, Billy Keyser.
Shannon is the daughter of
Billy and Margaret Pete-Keyser
of Quincy and the late Mickey
Lorenzo Pete. She is the grand-
daughter of Alice Mae Powell
Jackson of Quincy and the late
Rev. T.T. Jackson, Birda Fain
Pete of Quincy and the late
Lonnie Pete, II, Mattie Mae
House Lawrence of Gretna and
the late Willie James Lawrence;
great-granddaughter of Daisy
McNealy House of Gretna and
the late Archie House; god-
daughter of Carl and Sondra
Germany. She is employed with
the Gadsden County School
Board.
Kenyorta is the son of Rev.
Edgar and Mary Walker of
Chattahoochee and Marvin
Brown of Quincy; grandson of
Aletha Johnson of Quincy, and
godson of Diane Harris.
Kenyorta is employed by the
State of Florida.
Harriet L. Bush, aunt of the
bride was matron of honor;


Kimberly Price was maid of
honor. Bridesmaids were Temeka
Chaney; Taisha Fain, cousin of
the bride; Andrea Lawson;
Matilda Mayo; Cadedra Parmer;
Sinetra Proctor, cousin of the
groom; and Natalie White. Jr.
bridesmaids were Vanessa
Keyser, step-sister of the bride;
and Briana Rollinson, cousin of
the bride. Jr. bride was Makayla
Graham, cousin of the bride.
Flower girls were Desiree
Graham, cousin of the bride;
Celestine Brown and Toddriana
Brown.
Terrance Houston and
Antoine Lawson, cousin of the
groom, were best men.
Groomsmen were Cedric Akins,
Charles Brown, Isaac Holmes,
Vondarius Lane, Scott Monlyn,
Sheldon Pete, brother of the
bride and La Padre' Proctor, Sr.
Jr. groomsmen were Rondarius
Bell, godbrother of the bride and
Zantal Brown, brother of the
groom.
Jr. groom was Deonte
Theoplis Pete, son of the bride.
Ringbearer was Lance Neal,
Bible carrier was Lin Tavious
Brown, both godsons of the cou-
ple; broom carrier was La Padre'
Proctor, Jr.
Ushers were Lonnie Pete, IV,
Terrance Holmes, Jermaine
James and Matt Neal.
After honeymooning in
Panama City Beach, the couple
will reside in Quincy.


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Jordin's 1st Birthday

Jordin Torrance McGriff cel-
ebrated his first birthday on Jan.
22. He is the son of Michelle
Simmons and Steve McGriff.
His maternal grandparents are
Geneva Mobley and the late
Willie Dean Simmons. Paternal
grandparent is Lottie Young.
Jordin is the godson of Benika
Jeffery and Fredricka McGee.
A Car's party will be given
for Jordin at Steven's Park on
Jan. 27. Family and friends are
invited to share in this special
occasion.




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Jazlyn Tiona Hover,
will be celebrating her ,
\ 2nd Birthday Saturday
January 27, 2007 at,,
Chuck E. Cheese at
6:00 p.m. She is the 0
Daughter of James and
Deanna Hover. She
has two sisters Jordan
Taylor and Jade Talia.
. Maternal grandpar- "
ents are Dennis Green
and Rosalind Sapp.
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2nd Birthday
Amarian Tyler Moore

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January 24, 2005
Happy birthday to Amarian
Tyler Moore. He is the son of
Latoya House and Antonio
Moore. His grandparents are
Pamela (Mike) Evans and Gerald
(Yvonne) House. His paternal
grandparents are Arduster and
the late Christine House. His
maternal grandmother is Liz
Thomas. His godparents are
Sharla Parker, Lauren House and
Gwen Parker.
Amarian will celebrate his
SpongeBob party at his Granny's
home on Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Family and friends are welcome.


A.A. Abbey, M.D.
Glaucoma Consultant
Member of American Academy
of Ophthalmology
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease
that involves damage to the
optic nerve, which sends visu-
al signals to the brain. No one
knows exactly what causes
this damage, but pressure
buildup in the eye is proven
to be one of the major risk
factors associated with glauco-
ma. When the optic nerve
gets damaged by high Intra
Ocular Pressure, some signals
from the eye aren't transmit-
ted to the brain. This can
result in visual field loss, and
if not managed, could eventu-
ally lead to blindness. There
are several different types of
glaucoma. The most common
is called open-angle glaucoma
(OAG), which accounts for
about 80% of all cases. It
develops slowly over time,
usually after the age of 40,
though African-Americans
can develop glaucoma much
earlier. Patients with this type
of glaucoma may experience a
gradual narrowing of their
peripheral vision, which many
call "tunnel vision," or areas
of vision loss.
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IN THE CIRCA
OF THE SE
CIAL CIRCI
FOR GADS
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.
CA-A

THE CIT G
SUMMER FIN/
Plaintiff,

v.

NATHANIEL
MATTIE KINi
D. HATTEN;
L. HATTEN,
unknown pai
by, through
against the h
Defendants,
known to be c
whether sa
parties clair
devisees,
assignees, li
tors, trustees
other claimar
#1 and/or TEl
parties int
account for tl
persons in pc
Defendants.
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Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure entered on
October 30, 2006, and the
Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered
on January 3, 2007, in this
cause, in the Circuit Court
of GADSDEN County,
Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in GADSDEN
County, Florida described
as:


rent. All con- COMMENCE AT A CON-
ed as house- CREATE MONUMENT
All items will (#4792) ON THE
otherwise dis- SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY OF
1/18&25/07c PROVIDENCE ROAD
(COUNTY ROAD 274)
MARKING THE NORTH-
CUIT COURT WEST CORNER OF LOT
COND JUDI- 2, WOOD LAWN ACRES,
JIT IN AND AS RECORDED.IN PLAT
DEN COUN- BOOK 2, PAGE 67, IN
A THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
06-001057- FLORIDA, WHICH IS
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
ROUP/CON- POINT OF BEGINNING,
ANCE, INC. THENCE RUN SOUTH
89 DEGREES 54 MIN-
UTES 16 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-
KING, JR.; ARY 166.63 FEET TO AN
3; ELLANOR IRON REBAR AND CAP
SYLVESTER (LB#6154), THENCE
SR.; and all LEAVING SAID RIGHT
rties claiming OF WAY BOUNDARY
under or RUN SOUTH 00
lerein named DEGREES 32 MINUTES
who are not 45 SECONDS EAST
dead or alive, 261.42 FEET TO AN
id unknown IRON REBAR AND CAP
n as heirs, (LB#6154), THENCE
grantees, RUN NORTH 89
enors, credi- DEGREES 54 MINUTES
,spouses, or 16 SECONDS WEST
nts; TENANT 166.63 FEET TO AN
NANT#2,the IRON REBAR AND CAP
tended to (LB#6154), THENCE
he person or RUN NORTH 00
issession DEGREES 32 MINUTES
45 SECONDS WEST
261.42 FEET TO THE
"'" POINT OF BEGINNING.


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

TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN. 2003 FLEET-
WOOD DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE H OME HAVING
IDENTIFICATION
#GAFL335A88327BH21
AND IDENTIFICATION
#GAFL335B88327.

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

at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, in the courthouse
square, on the South side,
facing US HWY 90, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse located at 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, GADSDEN
County, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on February
8,2007.

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

Dated at Quincy, Florida
this 3rd day of January
2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SE/I)

Be ttue Sadberry
By D Puty Clerk
01/18&25/07


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


CASE NO. 06 001532
CA-A

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,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF LEILA
MAE MARCH,
DECEASED; PRISCILLA
ANTHONY A/K/A
PRISCILLA MARCH
A/K/A PRISCILLA HUD-
GENS; DOROTHY MAE
MARCH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DOROTHY MAE
MARCH; WAYNE
ANTHONY MARCH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WAYNE ANTHONY
MARCH; 'UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF ANGELA
MARCH, DECEASED;
PATRICIA MARCH WIL-
SON A/K/A PATRICIA
ANN MARCH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PATRICIA MARCH WIL-
SON A/K/A PATRICIA
ANN MARCH; THAWAN-
NA T. MARCH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
THAWANNA T. MARCH;
DEMETRUS FEASTER;
JEROME FIELDS; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL


OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)..

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: WAYNE ANTHONY
MARCH; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WAYNE ANTHONY
MARCH; UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF ANGELA
MARCH, DECEASED,
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PATRICIA
MARCH WILSON A/K/A
PATRICIA ANN MARCH;
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF THAWAN-
NAT. MARCH; 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 to serve a
copy thereof upon the
plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address
appears hereon, within
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)


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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) ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A

233 MALCOMB STREET
QUINCY, FL 32351

If you fail to file your
answer or written defens-
es in the above proceed-
ing, on plaintiffs attorney,
a default will be entered
against you for the relied
demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
DATED at GADSDEN
County this 16th day of
January, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk

Notice to person with dis-
abilities. If you have a dis-
ability that requires any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled at
no cost to you to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact
NICHOLAS THOMAS,
Clerk, at 850-875-8601 or
write to him at PO Box
1649, Quincy, FL 32353
within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing
or voice impaired call 1-
800-955-8771.

Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel 813-915-8660
Fax 813-915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
01/25&02/01/07c


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


GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION

Case No. 06-001334 CA

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,

Vs

DONALD H. FINCH, et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
(Please publish, in the
GADSDEN COUNTY
TIMES)

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure Including
Award of Attomeys' Fees
and Costs dated January
3, 2007, entered in Case
No. 06-001334 CAX of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County, Florida
wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is
the Plaintiff and DONALD
H. FINCH and VIRGINIA
H. FINCH, his wife; LAKE
TALQUIN HIDE-A-WAY
HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC., a dis-
solved Florida corporation;
JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE is/are Defendants, I
will sell to tile highest and
.best bidder for cash, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse; south front
door in the City of Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., on Wednesday, the
7th day of February, 2007,.
the following described
property, as set forth in
said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of
Attorneys' Fees and
Costs, to-wit:

A parcel of land lying in Lot
79 of MCNEIL'S LITTLE
RIVER survey of the
Forbes purchase in
Township 1 North, Range
3 West, Gadsden County,
Florida, also said parcel of
land lying within lands as
described in Official
Records Book 305, Page
1682-1684 of the Public
Records of said County,
being more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:


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$599, can deliver 425-
8374.
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Commence at a Terra
Cotta monument known
as marking the Northwest
comer of Lot No. 79, and
run thence North 84
degrees 25 minutes 49
seconds West 253.61
feet; thence North 60
degrees 29 minutes 07
seconds East 214.55 feet;
thence North 50 degrees
38 minutes 07 seconds
East 148.85 feet; thence
North 44 degrees 13 min-
utes 01 seconds East
239.00 feet; thence South
38 degrees 31 minutes 09
. seconds East 129.06 feet;
thence South 40 degrees
39 minutes 05 seconds
East 421.75 feet; thence
South 47 degrees 26 min-
utes 19 seconds East
122.89 feet to the Point of
Beginning. From said
Point of Beginning contin-
ue South 47 degrees 26
minutes 19 seconds East
111.29 feet; thence South
47 degrees 21 minutes 32
seconds East 35.00 feet;
thence South 51 degrees
32 minutes 25 seconds
West 516.66 feet to the
Easterly right-of-way of a
60 foot ingress, egress
and utility easement;
thence North 13 degrees
50 minutes 17 seconds
West along said
Easement 150.67 feet;
thence leaving said
Easement, run North 50
degrees 32 minutes 19
seconds East 431.17 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 1.529 acres,
more or less.
The Westerly 20.00 feet
being subject to an
ingress, egress, utility and
electrical easement.

DATED this 3rd day of
January, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk

Notice to person with dis-
abilities. If you have a dis-
ability which requires any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled at
no cost to you to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact
NICHOLAS THOMAS,
Clerk, at 850-875-8601 or
write to him at PO Box
1649, Quincy, FL 32353
within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing


Cont'd pg. B 7


sifieds










The Gadsden County Times January 25,2007 B 7



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Jim Walter
:,, H MHO MEES


Ho ne iu trawtons may include ac lions. options ;o modifications not part of our standard offentngs. Shrubs and land escaping hae
been added 'or effect Specifications arid plans subject to change and elimination State license number. FL-CRC057112
Q200'7 Jim Watte; Homes, cIn Copyright strictly enlorced.


LEAL


FROM pg. B 6

or voice impaired call 1-
800-955-8771 ;.

ANY PERSON' CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
01/18&25/07c


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION
NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION

The Department
announces receipt of\ an
application for a permit
from Coastal Lumber
Company, file number 20-
0272259-001-DF, to con-
struct two road crossings.
The proposed project con-
sists of constructing a two
road crossings across
State jurisdictional wet-
lands. The parcel is pro-
posed to be subdivided
into approximately 300
single-family lots. The
proposed project will be
located off State Highway
90 West, at Commerce
Boulevard, adjacent to
wetlands that are connect-
ed to a tributary of the
Ochlockonee River, near
Midway, Florida, at
Sections 3 and 10,
Township 1 North, Range
2 West,
Latitude/Longitude:
30'30'24", 84o24'59",
Gadsden County.

The application is being
processed and is available
for public inspection dur-
ing normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holi-
days, at the Northwest
District Branch Office at
2815 Remington Green
Circle, Suite A,
Tallahassee, Florida
32308-1513
01/25/07c


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

CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.:
06001386CAA

HOMECOMINGS FINAN-
CIAL, AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff

Vs.

JAMES M. GRICE, et al,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
(Please publish in THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
TIMES)

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 3rd day of
January, 2007, and
entered in Case No.
06001386CAA, of the
Circuit Court of the 2ND
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County, Florida,
wherein HOMECOM-
INGS FINANCIAL, AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff
and JAMES M. GRICE;
SYLVIA GRICE A/K/A
SYLVIA M. GRICE; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
GADSENC COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, SOUTH
SIDE OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the Gadsden
County Courthouse, in
Quincy, 'Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 6th day of
February, 2007, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOT 15, BLOCK A, KING-
WOOD ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 27, OF
THE CURRENT PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. SAID LAND LYING
AND BEING IN THE
SOUTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 15, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST.
TOGETHER WITH 1989
REDMON MOBILE
HOME VIN#11420364A,
TITLE #48657866 & VIN
#11420364B, TITLE
#48659538

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

Notice to person with dis-
abilities. If you have a dis-
ability which requires any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding you are entitled at
-no cost to you to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact
NICHOLAS THOMAS,
Clerk, at 850-875-8601 or
write to him at PO Box
1649, Quincy, FL 32353
within two (2) working


days of your receipt of this
notice. If you are hearing
or voice impaired call 1-
800-955-8771.

Dated this 3rd day of
January, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
01/18&25/07c


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR WATER USE
PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373
Florida Statutes, the fol-
lowing applications) for
water use permits) has
(have) been received by
the Northwest Florida
Water Management
District:
Application number I
06790 filed 01/11/2007
Fletcher Nursery, Inc., PO
Box 130, Greensboro, FL
32330
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 155,000 gal-
lons per day from Long
Branch Creek for
Agricultural Irrigation use
by an existing facility.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden
County: T02N, R05W,
Sec. 26B; T2N, R5W, Sec.
26B

Application number I
06791 filed 01/11/2007
H. Maxwell Fletcher, PO
Box 130, Greensboro, FL
32330
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 610,000 gal-
lons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer, Telogia
Creek, Storage Pond for
Agricultural Irrigation use
by an existing facility.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden
County: T02N, R5W, Sec.
16A; T2N, R5W, Sec.
16A; T2N, R5W, Sec.
16A,22B

Interested persons may
object to or comment upon
the applications or submit
a written request for a
copy of the staff reports)
containing proposed
agency action regarding
the applications) by writ-
ing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of
the Northwest florida
Water Management
District, attention Terri
Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive,
Havana, FL 32333-9700,
but such comments or
requests must be received
by 5 o'clock p.m. on
February 12, 2007.

No further public notice will
be provided regarding this
(these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice


constitutes constructive
notice of.this permit appli-
cation to all substantially
affected persons. A copy
,of the staff reports) must
be requested in order to
remain advised of further
proceedings and any pub-
lic hearing date.
Substantially affected per-
sons are entitled to
request an administrative
hearing regarding the pro-
posed agency action by
submitting a written
request according to the
provisions of 40A-1.521,
Florida Administrative
Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action
will be mailed only to per-
sons who have filed such
requests.
01/25/07c


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

PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 07-000004-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JIM PAYNE,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of JIM PAYNE,
deceased, whose date of
death was September 17,
2006; File Number 2007-
000004-CPA is pending in
the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O.
Box 1649, Quincy, Florida
32353. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE


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CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is:
January 18, 2007.

CAROLYN LeBOEUF
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 362409
909 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida
32301
Telephone: (850) 222-
2000
Facsimile: (850) 222-
9757

DEROL L. PAYNE
Personal Representative
8017 Old Spanish Trail
Sneads, Florida 32460
01/18&25/07c


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

PROBATE DIVISION

CASE No. 2004-486-CPA

In re: the ESTATE OF J.L
SMITH

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JEREMIAH DIGGS,
ISABELLE MOORE,
LONNIE GIBSON, NEL-
LIE MAE JONES,
RUSHIE BELLE MOORE
AND ANY OTHER BENE-
FICIARIES OF THE
.ESTATE OF JOHN L.
SMITH.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED art
action to -Determine the
Beneficiaries of the above
estate and to Approve
Sale of Estate Assets
located in Gadsden
County, Florida, has been
filed and by this notice has
been filed against you and
you are required to serve
a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to
THOMAS R. THOMP-
SON, Evelyn Porter
Taylor's attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box
15158, Tallahassee,
Florida 32317, on or
before 30 days from the
date of first publication and
file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either
before service on Evelyn
Porter Taylor's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on
January 12, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Gadsden County Clerk of
the Court


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devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants: TENANT
De #1 and/orTENANT #2, the
parties intended to
.L) account for the person or
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 06-001291-
CA-A

UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, RURAL
HOUSING SERVICE,
USDA
Plaintiff,

v.

JESSIE M. MOORE;
UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JESSIE M.
MOORE; and all unknown
parties. claiming by,
through, under or against
the herein named
Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs,


Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 3, 2007 in
this cause, I will sell the
property situated in
GADSDEN County,
Florida described as:

LOT 1 OF OSCEOLA
PARK, UNIT 1, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE(S) 55, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

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Gadsden County
Courthouse located at 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on February
8, 2007.

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

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this 3rd day of January,


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By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
01/18&25/07c


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B 8 The Gadsden County Times January 25, 2007


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


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C-P holds parent expo


Last Thursday, Carter-
Parramore Academy hosted its
2nd quarterly Parent Expo.
Parents, students, faculty and
staff joined together once again
to receive report cards and fel-
lowship together. Parent Cathy
Esland enjoys the expos because
it allows her the chance to get
some one on one time with her
sons, Jarrell andDevon's, teach-
ers. Pauline West, assistant prin-
cipal and speaker of the evening,
opened by sharing the good
news of the schools recent
accreditation, which met with
applause from the audience.
Afterwards, she introduced the
teachers and staff, and invited


parents to partake of the special
dinners that were on sale for a
dollar.
To their surprise, some stu-
dents GPA's rose significantly.
Shakina Chestnut, for example,
received a semester average of
4.0. "I was overwhelmed with
excitement at the news. I am
proud at myself for working so
hard." Her mother, Adrienne
Holt, commented, "I feel really
great and I am really proud of
her. I hope that she keeps up the
fantastic job." Senior Reshod
Johnson attributes his 3.8 aver-
age to working hard, studying
hard and staying focused. An
avid athlete, he believes that


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perfonnng hard on the basket- grades, by any means necessary.
ball court parallels with per- Sometimes you have to sacrifice
forming hard in the classroom, to get what you want to get what
"I believe in getting good you need."


FCAT Breakfast Blitz at Carter-Parramore


Since the start of the new
quarter, students at Carter-
Parramore Academy have been
receiving an extra dose of aca-
demic assistance during what is
called the FCAT Breakfast Blitz.
This program, initiated by Dr.
Green, is the latest in an ongoing
effort to help students perform
their best on the fast-approach-
ing FCAT. Students arrive at
school and immediately head to
the cafeteria, where they eat
breakfast. After that, different
teachers- explain a different
FCAT skill a day to the entire
student body. After the tutorial,
the students are released to their
first period class. Sophomore
Eric Williams believes that the


Retiree


keeps on


working

After more than thirty years
of service to the education sys-
tem in Gadsden County, Mrs.
Lizzie Thomas, a retiree educa-
tor, is not willing to hang up her
hat, yet. She has committed her
talent as a Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT) Writing Specialist
to assist eight grade students
with their writing skills. Mrs.
Thomas has a son attending the
sixth grade program at Shanks
Middle School and feels that the
school is academically focused
to improve its last year letter
grade from the Department of
Education. Mrs. Thomas joins
the eight grade Language Arts
teachers in their quest to ensure
90% or more of the students
demonstrate proficiency in writ-
ing. Each day of volunteering
has a new reward for her.
Students show their improve-
ment by demonstrating the
FCAT Writing tips Mrs. Thomas
encourages them to use. The
Language Arts teachers report
that students are demonstrating
more confidence in writing and
hope that Mrs. Thomas can be a
part of the celebration, when the
state writing results are released
to the school. The adminstra-
tion, faculty and staff are very
appreciative of the time she cpn-
tributes to the school. She is rec-
ognized as the January
Volunteer of the month. Other
retired educators are invited to
be a part of the volunteer pro-
gram. Please contact the
school's volunteer coordinator,
Mrs. Claretha White at 875-
8737, extension 228, for more
information.


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blitz is a positive thing. "I feel
that it will help the children
learn more skills so that they can
pass the FCAT. I also like eating


right direction. "The morning
FCAT practice is a plus for the
students as well as the teachers.
It provides them with a skill for
the day using varieties of differ-
ent strategies. These strategies
are flexible and can be adapted
to meet the demands of the task
at hand." She then quotes educa-
tional philosopher Robert
Hutchins, "It must be remem-
bered that the purpose of educa-
tion is not to fill the mind of stu-
dents with facts. It is to teach
them to think."


LEGAL NOTICE

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a School Board Retreat, to
which all interested persons are invited.

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2007

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Place: McFarland House
305 East King Street
Quincy, FL

PURPOSE:
A retreat for Board members to discuss School Board issues,
concerns and goals for the 2006 2007 school year.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise
contacting: The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida,
Attention: Mr. Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351.
Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the
meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur-
pose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings are made, which records would include the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Dated this 22"d day of January, 2007 A.D.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
01/25/07c


breakfast while I learn."
Annette Baker, CPA's guid-
ance counselor believes that the
Blitz is definitely a step in the


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Courses are free to any employee of a
Gadsden County business (excluding
nonprofit organizations or government).
Each course is held at the TCC Quincy House
and taught by a certified TCC instructor.
All course costs are paid with grant dollars
through the Workforce Florida, Inc. Beacon
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Florida Writes right on track Greensboro Elementary honors educators


Florida Writes is on track at
HMS, according to Mrs. Jones-
Wilborn. The Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT) is given to students
in grades 4,8, & 10.
This is used to measure mas-
tery on Florida Sunshine State
Standards, Benchmarks and
Grade Level Expectations
(GLE's).
The writing, reading and
mathematics test are used to
compare Florida's test scores to
other scores around the globe. A
yearly average of a "C" consti-
tutes mastery. Furthermore, this
class is designed to stress clear,
concise explanation for acquir-
ing necessary skills in writing
of both persuasive and exposi-


GES Rookie of the Year

Josue Matos began working at
Greensboro Elementary School in Aug. of
2006. He taught 7 years at a private prep
school in Miami before coming to work for
Gadsden County Schools. He was a Media
Literacy and Computer Applications
teacher for 6th through 8th grade students.
Mr. Matos is married and has a 2 yr old
daughter. He is dedicated to his students
and values their education at Greensboro
Elementary School.


tory essays. Components of this
class are: thesis statement,
revising, proofreading, editing
skills and mechanics. Reading
assignments will be given when


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and where necessary to enhance
writing. The photo shows Mrs.
Jones-Wilborn captivating the
class with her dynamic teaching
techniques.


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Business Management
Construction Accounting


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GES School-Related Employee of the Year
Tamika Battles began working for the
Gadsden County School Board in Jan. of
2006. She is the Parent Liason and Hosts
Facilitator at Greensboro Elementary School.
She is the mother of three daughters
(Shekinah, Trinity, and Cherith) and knows
the importance of parental involvement. She
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B 10 The Gadsden County Times January 25, 2007


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


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Meteorologist visits Shanks Middle School


Chattahoochee Elementary School 2nd 9 weeks'
Honor Roll

A Honor Roll
Pre-K K. McClellan: Kamareen McClellan, Ricarsha Miller,
Jakerhivan Hiare
Kindergarten McCoullough: Jade Chapman, Demetruis Davis
Kindergarten Stephens: Demetruis Alexander, Kiara Alls,
Kayla Brown, Malachi Collazo, Ta'Niaya Cox, Dominique Dykes,
Alvin Ford, Keiron Gadson, Tozmere Johnson, Ja'Kyria,King,,
Damarius McMillian, Devecchio Sailor, Nathaniel Sailor, Omar
Williams
1st grade McMillan: Brianna Ball, Christopher Copeland
2nd grade Davis: Najai Chapman, Rondarious Dudley
2nd grade Zanders: Karsherrick McMillan, Tahir Montgomery,
Jada Watkins
3rd grade Akins: Curtez Brown, LaDrica Blount, Omari
Jackson

A-B Honor Roll
Pre-K Rivera: Jon McCoy, Eleeanna Ruiz, Aalyah White,
T'Kimbrayah Parrish, Brianna Roberts, Brittany Mackey, Da'Quan
Thomas, Jacqulyn Rumph
Pre-K K. McClellan: Nijahron Dudley, Makel Jones, Chaunce
Carter, Khristal McClellan, Nicolas McCray, Da'Janique Ward
Kindergarten McCollough: Jullius Johnson, Shanesa Cox,
Gabrielle Thomas, Jamorrious Murray, Taliyah Miller
1st grade McMillan: Kishion Grandberry, Jaquan Daniels,
Delroderick Hadley,
1st grade Bates-Jackson: Randal Jones, Modesty McNealy,
Kaliah Bright
2nd grade Davis: Decedric Carter, Shavar'ris Jackson,
Quanesha McMillan
2nd grade Zanders: Shanterious Baker
3rd grade Rittman: Jakob Farmer, Jahmonia Ellis
3rd grade Akins: Rochedra Glynn, Alexander Wade Jr, Tyeshia
Smith
4th grade Chapman: Dedrica Streeter

Crossroad Academy Charter School of Business
2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Kindergarten
Jireh Figgers, Brandon Hall, Eric McGriff, Kymecia Smith,
NeTerrica Thomas, Jada Williams

First Grade
*Hennekual Gunn, Brianna Chaires, DErycah Johnson, Tykerria
Monroe, Faronte Peterson, Turon Reed, Justice Stanley

Second Grade
Brandon Berry, Terell Cowart, Rebekah Davis, Brooke Gordon,
Keilyn Robinson, Henry Segura

Third Grade
Michelin Anthony, Malik Faulk, Akievia Hickman

Fourth Grade
Ashley Aviles, Fredericka Chaires, Krystal Fennicks, Na'Syriah
Francis, Brooke Lawson, Marco Navarro, James Robinson, Stevie
Roman, KaMilah Wiggins

Fifth Grade
Alantra Austin (3.42), Henryatta Gunn (3.57), John C. Moore
.(3.0), Charmasia Oliver (3.14)

Sixth Grade
Kary Butler (3.57), SheKinah Davis (3.57), Shannon Fennicks
(3.42), Darius Gonzalez (3.29), Winston McGriff (3.42), Shamikia
Richardson (3.0), Salvador Yanez (3.42)

Seventh Grade
Adriana Aviles (3.3), Kadeshia Thomas (3.2)

Eighth Grade
Genessis Diaz (3.0), Miracle Gunn (3.28), Candice Howard
(3.14), LaBrittany McDonald (3.14)

*Denotes AllA's

George W. Munroe Principal's List and A/B honor
roll students

PRINCIPAL'S LIST
ALL A'S

Brittany Betton, Jose Celis, River Goldwire, Chauncy Harrison,,
Shanna Hatten, Jaylen Hayes, Brianna Howard, JaQuainna Hughes,
Leshandra Jackson, Shyheim Jenkins, Reginald Madge, Claudia
Maldonado, Nydia Martinez, Amari Mercer, Santos Ramirez,
Lonzetta Simpkins, Rosa Tejada, Andrew Thomas, Tristan Thomas,
Melissa Torres, Adrian Tovias, Jocelin Vasquez, Kameron
Woodard, Imani Woods


On Tuesday 16, 2007 Assistant State Meteorologist Brian K. Richardson visited Barbara Johnson's class at James A. Shanks
Middle School. Mr. Richardson provided the students with instructions on interpreting maps.



Corrections official speaks to EGHS group


Corrections Deputy
Secretary Dr. Laura E. Bedard
addressed the cadets of the East
Gadsden High School
Corrections Leadership Career
Academy in January. "This is a
great way for the Department to
develop future employees at an
early age. To assist them in
establishing a work ethic and
developing the integrity needed
to work for us," stated Deputy
Secretary Bedard. District
Superintendent, Reginald James
and District Vocational
Director, Debra Rackley,
opened the doors to the acade-
my in October of last year.
"The partnership between the
various entities will enable out
school system to provide yet
another opportunity for careers
in Gadsden County, stated
Director Rackley. All eyes are
on us as we proceed with this
grassroots project."
In her comments to the
cadets, Dr. Bedard shared the
important role of the correction-
al officer in public safety
statewide. She also discussed
her professional career path and
the potential the students have
to continue their college educa-
tion and to pursue additional
credentialing which may lead to
careers in management, health,
business, education, law and
other professional fields that are
vital to the Florida Department
of Corrections and other public
safety agencies.
In Partnership with the


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Dr. Laura E. Bedard is shown with Gadsden County School Superintendent Reginald James
and District Vocational Director Debra Rackley.


Florida Department of
Corrections, Tallahassee
Community College, and the
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement
Academy, the Gadsden County
School District was awarded a
'2006-07 SUCCEED Florida
grant by the Florida Department
of Education in August 2006, to
create the professional correc-
tions academy. The profession-
al career development program
goal of the Academy is to pre-
pare eligible high school seniors
at the East Gadsden High
School to earn a Correctional
Officer Basic Recruit certifica-


tion to enter the corrections pro-
fession in Florida.
Secretary James R.
McDonough has supported the
partnership and career academy
concept from its inception. In an
introductory letter sent to the
Florida Department of
Education, Secretary
McDonough wrote: "As an inte-
gral agency partner, I believe
this high school academy con-
cept has the potential of becom-
ing a statewide model both as a
correctional career succession
pathway for the participating
students and as a proactive


means for addressing Florida's
public safety needs." He added,
"The Department supports the
academy and is committed to
assisting with implementing
program components."
"Providing young people
with the opportunity to develop
a career path early on is benefi-
cial to both the students and our
agency." states Dr. Bedard. "We
are proud to be integrally
involved with building a part-
nership that supports the agency
as well as the personal and pro-
fessional development of the
committed high school cadets."


The Girl Scouts of Havana
Elementary are ready and excit-
ed about this year's cookie sale.
Under the direction of Mrs.
Dorothy Roberts, Mrs. Shannon
Brown, Mrs. Arnitta Grice-
Walker and Mrs. Wendy Willis
the Girl Scouts met Thursday
Jan. 11 to receive safety train-
ing.
This year's theme: "Stop!
Always Remember Safety


First."
The safety of the Girl Scouts
is of paramount concern in all
their program activities. It is
vital that parents and girls are
trained together to reinforce
safety practices.
Pre-orders for cookies began
Jan. 6 and delivery dates run
from Feb. 10-March 4.
Look for the Girl Scouts and
BUY THOSE COOKIES!


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A/B HONOR ROLL
SECOND NINE WEEKS


Thursday, Jan.25
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
with toast, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Fried chicken hot
wings with roll, rice, buttered
mixed vegetables, oatmeal
apple crisp.

Friday, Jan. 26
Breakfast: Grits and turkey


bits, toast, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Turkey and cheese
wrap, seasoned green beans,
apple wedges, butter cookies.

Monday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Turkey and bis-
cuit, 100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Hamburger steak
with roll, potato wedges, but-


tered corn on the cob, pineap-
ple upside cake.

Tuesday, Jan. 30
Breakfast: Assorted cereal
with toast, variety of mixed
fruit.
Lunch: Southwestern chili
with biscuit, honey peanut but-
ter cup, celery and carrot


sticks, apple wedges.

Wednesday, Jan.31
Breakfast: Cinnamon roll,
100% fruit juice.
Lunch: Chicken fajitas with
yellow rice, cornbread, sea-
soned green beans, cherry cob-
bler.


Teveon Adams, MaKayla Andrews, Jacqueline Arellano, Darius
Baker, Jasree Battles, Vonterrious Battles, Shailiyah Bostick,
Alandria Belford, Jhatarious Black, Devonta Brinkley, Bianca Blas-
Cervantes, Shailiyah Bostick, Trivisha Brown, Alan-Mikhal
Bruchey, Amaru Bryant, Bibianna Bueno, Senicka Bush, Taylor
Cain, Francisco Calderon, Edwom Castaneda, Erica Castaneda,
Jesus Celis, Leonardo Chiquillo, John Cisneros, Araceli Cruz, Erik
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School NeO


GEMS' student wins

District Spelling Bee


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Cruz, Meliton Cruz, Jr., Shanekquah
Cunningham, Josue Dela Cruz, Jacqueline Diaz,
Latrell Fain, Alphonso Francis, Jonathan Garcia,
Jamarik George, Jelah Gilyard, Zhyke Goldwire,
Trenaldo Gonzalez, Deserre Graham, Tamia Hale,
Shakeidra Hamiliton, DeAndre Haynes, Marlon
Henry, Johann Hernandez, Zenayda Hernandez,
Luis Huapilla, Anna Hughes, Neasha Jackson,
Jasmine Jenkins, Justin Johnson, Nijah Johnson,
Keyvante Lawrence, Nicolas Lillo, Jacqueline
Lopez, Juan Lopez-Gonzalez, Logan Lopez,
Marisela Manzano, Jacqueline Martinez, Karina
Torres Martinez, Kamari McCloud, Adela
Miranda, Saul Montiel, Irene Morales, Melany
Morales, Daniela Nino, Marcela Ollevides, Jasmine
Pais, Jada Peacock, Marilyn Perez, JaVon Perkins,
Alexa Phillips, Jonathan Pintado, Kenyelle Porter,
Jaylon Price, Da'Montrez Randell, My Keisha Ray,
Chance Richardson, Jasmine Robinson, La'Kirrie
Robinson, Danieia Rodriguez, Tommy Rodriguez,
Karen Romero, Xochitl Ruiz, Adilene Sandoval,
Leidy Sandavol, Guadalupe Santana, Maria
Santana, Jason Smith, Jacquiervia Spencer,
Javaontez Thomas, Jasmin Torres, Jose Torres,
Jennifer Uriostegui, Mereyda Uriostegui, Antonio
Walker, Clodis Williams, Danterris Williams,
Keldrick Woodard.

HES announces Honor Roll for 2nd
nine weeks

Most Improved: Jasmine Price, Tevontarious
Graham, Farris Brown, Teddkyia Sailor, Ronald
Brown, Tri'Neshia Wright, Celestine Brown,
Robert Christian, Lavondra Johnson, Daria McKay,
Tyrese Harrison, Chumyia Watson, Christian Lee,
Jeffery Reed, LaDarion Lee, Cleshunna Joseph,
Desean Enzor, Krishonna Daniels, Precious Cladd,
Trevor Chambers, Andrais Johnson, Nicholas
Richardson, Ricky Hughes, Laquita Poole,
Chambrea Fain, Alychiah Crawford, Marquez
Ceasor, Kinashe Joseph, Montrell Davis, Sabrina
Parker, Terry Madge, Antonio Griffin, Shakerra
Jenkins and Andria Jackson.

Pirates' List B Honor Roll: Olaseni Adedeji,
Keyshawn Chukes, Yarnesia Derico, Tyrus Lee,
Shondaveah Weatherspoon, J'Kayla Williams,


Keymijah Henderson, Falonda Lewis Jr., Anna
Quesada, Yasmine Cruz, Z'hry Green, Jasmine
Guerrero, Stephanie Quezada-Linares, Ronecia
Simmons, Cynthia Chacon, Javaris Ellison, Tyrone
Hardy, Anthony Hayes, Ayanna Larkins, Teddkiya
Sailor, Ardasha Hardy, Caleb Loy, Althea Johnson,
Ki'Amber Showers, Adrian Andrews, Trenisia
Lindsey, Marique Derico, Terrence Nelson Jr.,
Janihya Jenkins, Danny Baker, Antonia Browning,
Frenisha Dixon, Keiyana Manley, Shambria
Weston, Eric Anderson, Sonia Perry, Naeemah
Swatzie, Latika Spivie, Patrick Price Jr., Deshantia
Brown, Na'Jee Burford, Brandon Morris, Stephanie
Tejada, Kaleb Wilson, Latoya Hannah, Tyrese
James, Nah'Jira Johnson, La'shonjanae Murphy,
Shelise Scott, Ashantae Washington, Darius
Wiggins, Monique Anderson, Jakeema Byrd,
Tyreicus Smith, Willie Harrison Jr., Devin
Sampson, Richard Hightower, Shantaria Moye,
Brandon O'Neal, Rochonna Shaw, Francisco
Tejada, Calvre'ona Davis, Ashley Jenkins,
Quavonta Mazion, Derrick Sampson, Waldira
Harris-Johnson, Karesha Hinson-Williams, Gary
McPherson, Dalecia Peterson, Kemuel Cedeno,
Bra'Jona Gilbert, Deontris Milbry, Kendrick
Norwood, Jamychol Baker, Anique Cannon,
Amber Hall, Alexia Andrews, Jamal Bradford,
LaDevin Davis, Tykiria Graham, Kelcia Smith,
Albreshia Spivie, Jasmine Jones, DeJanay Bryant,
Nicholas Byrd, Khadijah Dickey, Brianna Parrish,
Andreyona Whitaker, Jaketriya Bunion, Jazlynae
Chandler, Cartesia Moore, Chikyra O'Neal, Debra
Herring, Quantangela Richardson and Frank
Ttuer.
Principal's List A Honor Roll: Jaylah
Washington, Quinterius Richardson, Trimel
Charlton, Jordan Watson, Jhirmaria Chandler,
Lezorrus Green, Jartavious Griffin, LaResha
Milton, Sharia McKay, Chrysta Keebler, Shonkeria
Mitchell, Tomontrez Hannah, Juan Quesada,
Khalik Robinson, Dalvin Henderson, Ephraim
Serrant, Ericka Battles, Alondra Rosa, Jasmine
Cunningham and Kahdeja Hendley.

Robert E Munroe Day School
Headmaster and A/B honor roll for
2nd nine weeks


HEADMASTER LIST
A HONOR ROLL
Reilly Allman, Max Baroody, Morgan Bot, Jake
Branson, Jenna Branson, Elizabeth Bridges, Della
Campbell, Corbyn Clark, Robert Clark, Kaitlyn
Cot6, Anna Dooner, McLane Edwards, Cara
Fullerton, Katy Jo Helm, Andrew Higdon, Katie
Horton, Patrick Jackson, Andy Kunkler, Mallory
Lashley, Callie Malone, Vena Mills, Roseanna
Moore, Ryann. Moore, DeeDee Munroe, Blake
Norman, Bansari Patel, Kush Patel, Maulin Patel,
Princey Patel, Karleebeth Perkins, John Hilton
Revell, Nicholas Reynolds, Morgan Rowan, Teddy
Bear Rushing, Erin Sampson, Kaitlyn Sirmons,
Abby Stewart, Beth Summerford, Ivie Thomas,
Dustin Watson, Jared Whiddon, Clay White and
Rachel Wilkerson

A/B HONOR ROLL
Amy Allen, Kristen Allen, Marisa Allen,
Victoria Anderson, Kearce Baker, Madison Baker,
Sam Bass, Julia Bates, Elizabeth Bell, Farrah
Blount, Nicholus Bot, Bucky Buckhalt, Cameron
Campbell, Matt Carter, Harry Claibome, Alex
Clark, Bryce Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Jason Cook,
Alyse Cooper, Josh Darby, Bhavik Desai, John
Dooner, Ashton Fallis, Joey Fallis, Olivia Fletcher,
George Fullerton, Kaci Hall, Will Harris, Ramsey
Higdon, Katie Howell, Aaron Iglesias, David
Iglesias, Knute Isley, Makayla Isley, Gabe Jackson,
Lucas Jackson, Hunter Jacobs, Katrina Jessup,
Sidney Johnson,
Grace Kelleher, Walt Kelleher, Melissa Kent,
Ashley Lemieux, Abigail Lewis, Caroline Lewis,
Montana Manley, Courtney Mayo, Jack McClellan,
Cliff McPhaul, Kyndal McPlaul, Anna Meeks,
Daniel Meeks, Mary Jane Milam, Alexis Miller,
Laura Mock, Fletcher Morgan, Meagan Morgan,
Lynn Padgett, Taylor Parsons, Patricia Peacock,
Hannah Pope, Sarah Powell, Justine Ray, Todd
Rowan, Leo Salazar, Matt Sampson, Carrie Scott,
Allen Smith, Cassi Smith, Chelsey Smith, Brittany
Stalans-Stewart, Atticus Stephens, Christopher
Stone, Meg Summerford, Erica Taylor, Mallary
Taylor, Audrey Thomas, Chelsea Watson, Lance
Watson, Mary Pat Thomas, Savanah Watson, Ben
Whiddon, Lindsey Whiddon, Courtney Wilder, J C
Wilkerson and Andrea Zang.


The Owls do it again! Sixth grade student,
Gregory Johnson II, recently won the District
Spelling Bee that was held on January 10, 2007 at
the Gadsden County School District. Greg was
successful in spelling "pueblo". Winning first
place in the school level competition, gave him
the opportunity to advance to the district level.
An Honor Roll student at GEMS, Gregory enjoys
basketball and football having fun with the other
Owls who think he is absolutely wonderful. Way
to go, Gregory! We are so very proud of you here
at GEMS.

4-H Tropicana Public Speaking
Contest

It is that time of year for the annual county wide
4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest. It will, be
on Thursday, January 25, beginning at 9:15 a.m. at
the University of Florida North Florida Research
and Edacation Center -Quincy heading toward the I-
10 exchange (1 mile past Wal-Mart on the right).


"Through our

pain we will

make them

see their

injustice"

Mohandas Gandhi


Mohandas turned sixty in 1930. Born in a small village
in India on October 2,1869, he left his home, his wife,
and his son to attend law school in Britain when he was
eighteen. He graduated three years later and, rather
than staying in Britain, returned to India two days after
being called to the bar.

An unspectacular student in school, his classmates and
teachers remembered him as being extremely shy,
quiet, and unassuming. After returning to India, he
established a law practice that ended with his first case.
Too shy to question the first witness he faced in court
he refunded his client's fee and closed his office.

Fortunately, Mohandas discovered that he had a flair for
writing, so he turned his attention to legal briefs and
other documents. Two years later, one of his commercial
clients asked him to go to South Africa for a year to help
them resolve some of their legal problems, and
Mohandas agreed

As a result, the young lawyer left India in 1893. His first
exposure to southh African racism came shortly after he
arrived. While traveling on a train from Durban to
Pretora the conductor told him to leave his first class
compare rment. which he had paid for as a white person
wanted to use it Stunned. Mohandas refused. So, the
conductor h3d him removed from the tran. leaving him
at a rural station in the middle of the night

Thai experience began a personal journey that e.tlend-
ed his stay in South Alrica until 1914 While there., Ie
wounded a non-violent movement that pressured the
government to extend equal rights to non-whites
During his rime in South Africa. he evolved from a shy,
reserved lawyer whose specialty was preparing legal
briefs to a deeply religious man who believed that dis.
criminltion had rn:i place in the world.

When he returned to India, people no longer referred to
him by his given name, Mohandas. Rather, his efforts on


behalf of the poor and disadvantaged had led peo-
ple to refer to him as the Mahatma, a term that
means"great soul."

After his return, Mahatma Gandhi used the same
tactics of civil disobedience and non-violence that
he had learned in South Africa to bring the British
Empire to its knees.
His unswerving
devotion to treating
all people fairly and
with dignity and
respect resonated
with the Indian
people. His insis-
tence that, no matter
what the authorities


did, neither he nor
his followers would
use violence wai a
tactic the British
had never seen
Ullimiately. Bntriis
frustration became
so great that they


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granted India its independence.

A fanatic murdered Mahatma Gandhi on January 30,
1948. Four months later, Martin Luther King gradu-
ated from Moiehouse College in Atlanta,and decid-
ed to enter the ministry While studying at Crozer
Theological Seminary In Philadelphia, lie attended a
lecture about Mahatma Gandhi Intrigued by what
he heard, King studied Gandhi and his methods,
which he then adopted as the foundation of the
American Civil Rights movement. Find out more
about Mahatma Gandhi and his legacy

Take the Web Journey.

Next Week: The Invention of the Millennium


THE WEB JOURNEY


IT HAPPENED

THIS WEEK!
This distinguished
group of six gentlemen
first met in the Royal
Exchange Building in
New York City on
February 1,1790. Led by
John Jay,they had been
selected by President
George Washington as
the final court of appeal
for all legal cases within
the United States. What
Through the National Archive is the name of the body
to which the six gentle-
men had been appointed? Do you need to find the
answer, or want to get more information?

Go to http://tinyurl.com/65bnc



FLORIDA

FAST FACT


Gandhi Museum

Located in Mumbai, India, the museum was
formerly a private dwelling where Gandhi
stayed when visiting the city. Their online
resource includes a biography, essays, and
memorabilia from his life.

Web Address:
http://tinyurl.com/3tjas


Mahatma Gandhi E-Archive
and Reference Library

Developed by the Mahatma Gandhi
Foundation, this resource includes biographi-
cal information, photographs, a timeline, digi-
tized versions of books by and about Gandhi,
and audio clips of his speeches.

Web Address:
http://tinyurl.com/3rp4u


A Force More Powerful

This resource is the online companion to a
PBS television series that chronicles a century
of non-violent conflict. The campaigns chron-
icled include a 1930 march led by Gandhi to
protest a British tax on salt. It includes
overviews of the documentaries, classroom
resources, and more.
Web Address:
http:/ltinyurl.com/6cle4


Estero is a small town on the west coast near Fort
Myers that is home to the Koreshan State Historic
Site. Previously, the 320 acre site was home to the
Koreshan Unity Movement, which was founded in
1870 by Dr. Cyrus Teed. The group, which reached its
height of 250 members near the turn of the century,
believed that Teed could:"interpret the symbols of
the Bible for the scientific age. Find out more abut
Cyrus Teed and his movement at
http://tinyurl.com/5spp6


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B 12 The Gadsden County Times January 25, 2007


GED classes held at Chattahoochee Elementary


The purpose of this program
is to prepare students to take the
GED examination. Students
successfully completing the
GED examination are awarded
the State of Florida High School
Diploma.
Anyone who is 16 years of
age or older and officially with-


drawn from secondary school is
eligible to attend.
The course is designed to
improve academic skills and
prepare the students to take the
GED examination.
The program is entry/open
exit and self-paced so the stu-
dent remains in the class until


coursework indicates that he/she
is ready to take the GED exami-
nation. The student is encour-
aged to remain in the class until
the results of the examination
have been received in the event
that a retake of any area is nec-
essary.
Free GED classes will be


held at Chattahoochee
Elementary School beginning
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 4
p.m. until 7 p.m. To sign up for
classes please contact Gail
Rittman Jackson, Secretary at
663-4373 ext. 224 or Evonski
Bulger, Assistant Principal for
Adult Education at 875-8324.


GES Spelling

Bee winner

Greensboro Elementary
School would like to congratu-
late Alejandro Sanchez for.
winning the School Spelling
Bee. Alejandro is an honor
student in Ms. Hairston's fifth
grade class. He is the son of
Allison and Jorge Sanchez.
Alejandro, we are very proud
of you!


TCC campus notes


"A Low Dose of Menace"
A solo exhibit by painter John
Wilson is on display in the TCC
Fine Art Gallery, January 8 -
February 8 from Noon 4 p.m.
Wilson's bright colors and styl-
ized compositions investigate
man's depiction of animal
imagery. Wilson asks, "Are peo-.
pie compelled to represent beasts
because we see something


St. John


reading


challenge


St. John Elementary kicked
off their reading challenge in
September 2006 and as a part
of the reading challenge my
first grade class decided that
they wanted to have their own
reading challenge. Last month
we kicked off our Accelerated
Reader class challenge. The
Accelerated Reader (AR)
Program provides teachers and
students an exciting way to pro-
mote reading at home and in
the classroom. A wide variety
of books marked with labels in


human in them, or because we
see something animal in our-
selves?" For more information,
call (850) 201- 8713 or (850)
201- 8083.

New Student Organization
Off to a Great Start
Rotaract of Tallahassee, a new
student service organization at
Tallahassee Community College,


Florida State, and Florida A&M
has announced that it will begin
its International Service Project
by raising $125,000 toward
Project Medishare's building of a
nutrition and medical complex in
Haiti. The new organization will
unite student leaders from all
three schools to sei:ve the Greater
Tallahassee community in the
spirit of Rotary, which maintains


the media center to indicate points and the percentage cor-
that they are AR books. rect. We will have three cash
Students may read AR books prizes ($5, $3, and $2) each
and take the associated test to month. Our first place winner
earn points toward incentives, for December was Ayonna
Monthly classroom incentives Scott, second place Marisol
will be provided to students Herrera, and third place
based on their number of AR Janilah Lockwood.


ACALETICS math class


Mrs. McClurkin's 5th grade ACALETICS math class assisted with naming the Quincy Police
Departments new police dog. Students voted using Data Analysis and Probability and named the
german shepard "Radar". Pictured Mrs. McClurkin's class and Major Richards of the Quincy
Police Department.


Elizabeth Bridges crowned 'Miss Munroe'


At half time of the varsity boys' game against '.
Aucilla on Friday night, Elizabeth Bridges was ..
crowned Miss Munroe. Elizabeth is the daughter of i ,
Bill and Carolyn Bridges of Chattahoochee and
Janet Bridges of Greensboro.
The crowning came at the end of a week of I
activities to raise Bobcat spirit.
Tag Day and Class Color Day on Tuesday of
Spirit Week gave students an opportunity to dress
up as a group and show their Bobcat spirit. Switch
Day on Wednesday had the campus seeing oppo- '
sites. Thursday brought stars to campus as famous
characters could be seen on Movie Day. Bobcats
geared up to battle Aucilla on Friday as students
wore school colors and showed Bobcat Pride.
Recognition of the senior girls basketball players
was given during the pre-game activities before the
varsity girls' game.
Eighth grade students hosted a bar-be-que
fundraiser in the student center from 5 to 7 p.m. for
their trip to Washington, D.C. A J.V. boys' basket-
ball win at the buzzer continued to the varsity 7 "'
boys' win over Aucilla, which began at 7:30 p.m.
Students had voted during homeroom on Friday
morning for Miss Munroe. Her father escorted
Elizabeth. She represented the Key Club as their
2007 Sweetheart. She is a member of the Anchor
Club, Beta Club, and Student Council. She serves
as this year's Student Council President and is 1
Secretary of the Beta Club. Elizabeth is a member
of the Journalism staff and is the Bryn Alan k
Photography Manager. She was elected President
of the Senior Class of 2007. Elizabeth is also a
member of the varsity tennis team. She is a mem-
ber of the Flat Creek Baptist Church. After gradu-
ation
Elizabeth will attend Florida State University.


as its primary goal, "Service
above self." In addition to this
project, Rotaract will engage in
leadership development training
with current members of the
Rotary Club of Tallahassee, com-
mence local and international
service projects, and network
with regional business and indus-
try, government, and education
leaders.

Shanks PTA Hosts
Advocacy Day

The James A. Shanks Middle
School will host "Advocacy
Day" in order to train parents to
advocate and to further its mis-
sion. This is the first of a series
of workshops planned for par-
ents and community leaders to
learn how to support services
and policies that benefit the par-
ents, community stakeholders,
and students at James A. Shanks
Middle School.
During the workshop, PTA
members, administrators, edu-
cators, community leaders and
parents will attend a presenta-
tion focused on "Best Practice
Programs" to be held at the
school. The first session will be
held Sunday, Jan. 28. at 3 p.m.
in the school's cafeteria. The
featured presentation is
"Character Education" present-
ed by Dr. Beverly Nash, Project
Director for the Gadsden School
District. All parents and com-
munity stakeholders are encour-
aged to attend this one hour
workshop. The school has been
selected to participate in a
Federal Grant Project -
Character Education but must
have participation from parents
before the program begins.
Mrs. Lucinda Smith, Shanks
PTA President and the
Executive Board believe this
program will help build a
brighter future for the students.
Refreshments and door prizes
will be provided. Please contact
the school at 875-8737 for addi-
tional information.


HMS Parent Expo

The Havana Middle School Parent Expo was crowded. The
expo was held on January 17 in the school's cafeteria. Officer
Terrell Lindsey, president of the PTA presided. Tyrone Johnson
asked the blessing over the dinner. Michael Smith gave the.
Welcome. The HMS cheerleaders lead the parents in saying the
parent promise. Jari Lewis, reading coach conducted a building bet-
ter readers activity. The school nurse gave a plug for the HMS health
initiative. Sheriff Young sent a representative to discuss the teen
court he is instituting in Gadsden County. The photo shows a few
of the expo participants actively engaged. Dr. Verna Norris and
Mrs. Lillie Stokes assisted the lunchroom staff with serving dinner.


CE courses at GTI

A growing demand in the community has prompted new continuing
education course offerings at GTI. Leonard Horton will instruct both
courses. The following courses will be offered this spring:
Digital Photography/Wedding Photography
This course will introduce students to the basics of digital photogra-
phy and will cover the proper use of lighting, shutter speed, flim speed
and aperture. It will also introduce basic wedding photography which
includes professional photo editing, shot list development, taking for-
mals, using on-camera flash and story development.
The cost of the course is $40 and will be held on 4 Saturdays, Feb.
10, 17, 24 and March 3, from 9-10:30 a.m. Enrollment: 12 students
only. Bring your digital camera (with detachable lens). Deadline for
course registration is Feb. 5th.
Public Speaking
This course will introduce students to the basics of public speaking.
Students will discover how to speak with confidence and clarity, learn
the.secrets to passion and why it is key, use humor to draw the audience
to you and build instant rapport, learn how to find the message only
YOU can share, and give the audience exactly what they want. Take the
next step in planning your future in public speaking.
The cost of the course is $30 and will be held on four Saturdays from
9-10 a.m. Dates will be specified based on enrollment.


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