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expansion?
Officials believe the time is right
for the move...Page 11


Homebuyer

Expo set

First-time home buyer? Help is
available Saturday...Page 11


Help for

Habitat

Merger with Leon Co. organiza-
tion may be beneficial to local
charity... Page 7


New fire

station opens
Robertsville and St. John now
safer places to live, thanks to
new facility ...Page 7


Sparks fly


at Midway


meeting

By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Midway's monthly meeting last Thursday
was memorable, with audience members
protesting the swearing-in of newly-elected
council members, two council members
storming out of the meeting and two Gadsden
County Sheriffs deputies trying to keep the
peace amongst a standing-room only crowd..
The meeting started with Mayor Pro Temrn
Ella Barber calling for its end, banging a gavel
and announcing she was adjourning the
meeting, a move out of line with Roberts'
Rules of Order.
"I recommend we reschedule this meeting
See MIDWAY on Page 8

More on the lawsuit on Page 11


FCAT scores down for third graders


Gadsden scores second from last in reading portion of test


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test scores for
reading and math released last
week indicate more than half
of the publicly-schooled third-
graders in Gadsden County
will not progress to the fourth


grade unless they are able to
score at or above grade level
on the same test this summer.
Results released by the
Florida Department of
Education show that only 47
percent of local third-graders
scored at or above grade level
on the reading portion of the
test, up from last year's 40


percent.
The FCAT, a statewide
educational assessment and
accountability measure, is
used to evaluate student
progress in writing for
students in grades four, eight
and 10; reading and math for
students in grades three
through 10; and science for


Blues and barbecue on the square


A large crowd packed the courthouse square Friday and Saturday for Latinofest and
Quincyfest, as artists and vendors sold and displayed their goods, while bands entertained with
music. For more pictures from the weekend's events, see Page 1 B.


students in grades five, eight
and 11.
Students in grades three and
10 are required to pass the
reading portion of the FCAT
to be promoted to the next
grade; 10th-graders are also
required to pass the math
portion of the test to be
promoted.


"The FCAT test scores for
Gadsden County third-graders
are in and for the most part
are looking pretty good," a
press release from the
Gadsden County Schools
District Office reads. :

See FCAT on Page 8


New mayor


presides at

first meeting

by ALICE DU PONT ;
Times Editor
One of the first suggestions made by newly-elected
Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell was to ask
commissioners to discuss matters of concern with the
city manager prior to meetings. He also is asking
citizens who want to speak to cominmissiones to fill out a
card stating their name and the nature of their business
.before the commisison in order to be heard.
He said it was his intention to save time a commission
meetings and to allow the manager to be prepared for
information.
See MAYOR on Page 2;


Chattahoochee

hospital staff

still awaiting

risk designation

Legislature passes on
aid for employees again
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
It's been a battle for almost 20 years now and it's still
not over for the hundreds of employees at Florida State
Hospital in Chattahoochee. Once again, the Legislature
failed to get the special risk destination which would
increase their retirement benefits and reduce their years
of service.
Rep. Curtis Richardson (D-Tallahassee) said the
employees are putting their lives on the line on a daily
basis as they work with the criminally insane.. Several
months ago, a Gretna man died of a heart attack after
See RISK on Page 9


School district names Lightfoot Teacher of the Year


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
This year's Golden Apple Gala
was a grand affair, complete with,
music, military escorts and guest
speaker Carmen Cummings-
Martin.
"For those who rise to the top,
this is a very fitting occasion,"
Gadsden County School Board
member Roger Milton said.
The Gala, which asked
attendees to wear semi-formal


attire, took



school
district's
teachers,
rookie Cummings-
teachers and CMartings-
school-related
employees of the year.
State Board of Education


member Donna Calloway
attended the event, as did
Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald James,
School Board members and a
host of school district employees.
Keynote speaker Cummings-
Martin, district representative for
Congressman Allen Boyd, gave
an inspirational talk, urging
school employees to recognize
the importance of their jobs.
See LIGHTFOOT on Page 3


Gadsden County School
District Teacher of the Year
Tomeka Lightfoot is escorted
by Master Sgt. Jerome
Kerrison, trainer and leader
for the East Gadsden High.
School's Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps,
Friday during the Golden
Apple Gala at the National
Guard Armory. Lightfoot is a
teacher at James A. Shanks
Middle School. (Photo by
Leslie Roberts)


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Last week, when the Refuge House partnered with the Gadsden County Chapter of the National
Hook-Up of Black Women and Tau Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
to sponsor the inaugural Date Violence Prevention program at Corry Field in Quincy, not many
young people from the Greensboro Community were able to attend. But that didn't stop organiz-
ers from making sure the students received much needed information on how to recognize the
warning signs of dating violence and what to do if it happens. Pictured are lifestyle instructor
Mary Bailey and Deputy Janice McPhaul. Seated, (left to right) are students Monique Derico,
Shantana Murphy, Jessica Holt, and Vontez Jackson, all ninth graders. The wrist bands that all
are wearing were included in the packets. The packets were distributed to about 100 students at
the school.


MAYOR from Page 1


"This is to make sure he's not
blindsided," Dowdell said. His
aim is to keep the meeting to two
hours or less.
Commissioners passed a request
from Quincy Joist to apply for a
Community Development Block
Grant (aimed. at economic
development) for $750,000. The
money would be used for a
railroad spur that will go inside
the facility. The new spur could
allow the company to add another
shift and operate 24 hours a day.
The spur would also help in the
creation of 50 new jobs that will
pay between 10-12 per hour.
Commissioners Sherrie Taylor
and Derrick Elias questioned
.*.lhehe the potential new hires
x would be residents of Quincy,
Gadsden County, or the
surrounding areas. City Manager
Bogan said where the hires came
from could be discussed with the
Quincy Joist people once the
applications were a little further
in the process. Taylor also said
that she would like to see help for


people who have problems
getting jobs. "We need to help
those people who have problems
with background checks and with
passing certain tests," she said.
Elias said he would be
interested in knowing how many
current employees the company
has hired from Quincy. He said
the information would give him
some indication what the
company might do in the future.
In other matters, commissioners
passed a resolution allowing for
the closure of several streets in
downtown Quincy on May 18.
Students at Gadsden Magnet
School will be allowed to hold
their Health' Parade Walk
downtown with a few
modifications. Commissioners
also wondered about the
feasibility of allowing marching
bands in the residential
neighborhoods at 9 a.m. "I
personally would not want a
marching band passing my house
at 9 a.m.," Elias said.'
Also, commissioners said they


want to get a handle on
Netquincy and: "how the
department is progressing in
terms of generating funds for the
city. Mayor Dowdell told
commissioners that they will
have to give the department an
opportunity to generate revenues.
He said he would like for each
commissioner to sit down with
Bogan to get all of their questions
answered so as not to jeopardize.
the city's plan for growth and
reveal any information' to the
competition.
Bogan did reveal that the city's
telephone service should be
operational soon.
Finally, the dedication of the
driving range and walking'trail on
Martin Luther King Blvd. will be
held Friday, May 25, at 5 p.m.
The public is invited.


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Ron Thompkins presented the 2005 audit to City Commissioners
Tuesday night.




City receives audit


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Quincy city commissioners
were presented with the 2005
audit report Tuesday night, but it
won't be fully discussed until
Monday, May 14, during a
special workshop at 5 p.m.
Ron Thompkins, of the
auditing firm of Watson and Rice
LLP gave a brief powerpoint
summarization of the audit
report and a complete report was
presented to commissioners.
Thompkins said the complete
report is larger than in the past
because the report contains a
Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR). a
service that is usually performed
for cities with a population of
50,000 or more.
The new findings in the report
found some of the same
problems that had been brought
to the attention of commissioners
in previous years.
The report revealed that there
were problems when it came to
review of cash reconciliations,
making timely bank deposits,
support for invoices and


payments, access controls over
payroll processing, recording of
.bond transactions, and recording
capital assets.
Problems revealed in previous
audits also found physical
inventory policies and
procedures, compliance with
debt covenants, monthly bank
reconciliations, reports for
internet customers, financial
accounting (reporting and
analysis including computer
purchases and. sales), and
establishing an Audit
Committee.
Thompkins said it is imperative
that the city hire an experienced
finance director and called the
lack of one "critical."
He said the commission would
have a challenge finding the kind
of finance director needed
because government finance
directors rarely leave their
positions. Currently, the city
manager is also the finance
director.
While commissioners accepted
the audit report from Thompkins,
they won't be ready to dissect the
document and ask questions until
the Monday workshop.


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RISK from Page 1


Fire causes Havana man critically injured in wreck


trying to control a patient.
Other employees at the facility
have also suffered injuries at the
hands of those who would
otherwise be confined to a state
prison were it not for their mental
state.
They will get a one-time $1,000
bonus which Richardson calls
unfair. To show his displeasure,
Richardson voted against the state
budget.
"Other than that, the session was
generally good for our area,"
Richardson said.
This year's budget did include
$400,000 for Gadsden County
Courthouse renovations and
$250,000 for general
infrastructure projects.
"We got an additional $250,000
for Gretna on top'of the $500,000
last year" Richardson said, "that
will be a big help to them."
The budget also contains:
*$350,000 for the
Rosedale Water Project
*$50,000 for the Lamb
Center in Midway
*$100,000 recurring
funds for the Gretna Wellness
Center
*$500,000 io the
Healthy Start Coalition
*Four additional FDERP
grants for parks
"Gadsden County is also a part
of a $700,000 'loan forgiveness


program for den
that as a recruit
incentive to get
North Florida
Richardson said
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rural hospitals bt
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getting $350,00
program that wil
the county once
opens.
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day. Based
recommendation
Elementary and
Elementary sch
sites. Gadsden C
county in North
participate in
Richardson said.
And, he said,
set aside to final
About Face
Chattahoochee.
teaches young
repsonsibility an
"I' haven't be
entire budget yel
some other thi
Gadsden County
had a successful
said.


LIGHTFOOT from Pag


"Once you reach a certain age
and a certain grace and a certain
mercy, you understand you are
where God wants you to be," she
said. "I want you all to remember
these words: 'Lord, please remind
me of play dough and a hug."'
Cummings-Martin used hug as an
acronym for the phrase, "Hope
Ushers in Good."
Play dough symbolizes the
molding and shaping effect school
employees have on students, she
said.
"When we move and squeeze the
play dough we have a chance to.
mold it the way we want it to be,"
she said. "It's not about the
Benjamins it's about the
opportunity to mold a child."
A native of Wacissa in Jefferson
County, Cummings-Martin said
hoth her parents ere educjtoi ,.
"My- mother \\as one ol those
die-hard educators ..lke janiy of
you," she said.
Her mother, she said, was fond of
a quote by John Dewey, a
philosopher,, psychologist and
educational reformer: 'Teachers
are born, not made."
Cummings-Martin urged teachers
not to become discouraged, and to
take their roles seriously.
"I know sometimes it is a
thankless profession. You don't get
what you deserve," she said.
"There is no profession on this
earth that did not require a teacher.
When you pray, ask God to define
your purpose. Don't let your role be
in vain."
Gadsden County School District
honorees are as follows: District
Teacher of the Year, Tomeka
Lightfoot, James A. Shanks Middle
School; District Rookie of the Year,
Mis'Shaylanqua Smith, Havana
Middle School; and District
School-Related Employee of the
Year,' Gwendolyn Bradwell,
Havana Middle School.
This year's school-level honorees
are: Teachers of the Year, Cynthia


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local scare


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor


ut it did not pass. It was touch and go for a few
vere successful in tense hours Tuesday afternoon
10 from a loan when fire broke out near the CSX
11 be beneficial to railroad tracks off Joe Adams
Sthe hospital re- Road. Two separate fires sprang
up within a mile of each other.
so an additional The dry brush combined with the
will come to the high winds gave authorities
or the Plus One reason to fear the worse.
programm adds one The worse never happened,
of instruction per however, as firefighters worked
on my to contain the blaze by using fire
Greensboro breaks to keep flames away from
George Munroe homes and water to extinguish
6ols will be the the fire that mostly "b'uifted
countyy is the only underbrush.
SFlorida that will Deputy Sheldon Turner went
the program," door-to-door telling people in the
area that the fire was near their
funds have been homes. Eight homes and about 30
mce a year-round people were evacuated. Most
Program in waited nearby at the National
The : program Guard Armory. "I'm just.worried
people financial about what's happening at my,
d job skills. house," said one woman.
een through the But she didn't have to worry
t and there may be because no structures -were
ngs in there for destroyed. Responding to the fire
y. But, I think we were volunteer fire departments
year," Richardson frinom Robertville/St. John,
'' Concord, Wetumpka, ;Midway,
; : Gr ensboro, and the Division of
Forestry. ;
e Authorities suspect that thefire
started from sparks: created by a
passing train.


Reynolds, Carter Parramore
Academy; Carson Ealy, East
Gadsden High School; Heather
Garcia, George Munroe
Elementary School; Trayetria
Austin, Gretna Elementary School;
Ira House, St. John Elementary
School; Kristie McClellan,
Chattahoochee Elementary School;
Jamila Gilyard, Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School;
Annette Jones Walker, Greensboro
Elementary School; Warkeen
Grice, Havana Elementary School;
Valencia Denson, Stewart Street
SElementary School and Gail
Bridges Bright,. West Gadsden
High School.
School-level Rookies of the Year:
Erica Farmer, Carter Parramore
Academy; Brian Wise, George
Munroe Elementary; Kameelah
Harper. Gierna Elementar\ School:
Geoigette McNelsoii. S'. John
Elementarn; Caroline Gniffin.
Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School; Josue Matos, Greensboro
SElementary; Michael Ray, Havana
Elementary; Claretta Graham,
James A..Shanks Middle School;
Cherdwontrez "Moneek" Walker,
Stewart Street Elementary; James
Mills, West Gadsden High School.
School-level School-Related
Employees of the Year: Frances
Harrell, Carter Parramore
Academy; Elizabeth .Williams,
Gadsden Elementary Magnet
School; Tamika Battles,
Greensboro. Elementary;. William
Johnson, East Gadsden High
School; Barbara Swarn, St. John.
Elementary; Carolyn Sheffield,
West Gadsden High School; Piper
Bush Jones, Chattahoochee
Elementary; Ella Kennedy, George
Munroe Elementary :School;
Sharon Davis, Gretna Elementary;
Mack Isaac, Havana Elementary;
Claretha White, James A. Shanks
Middle School; Rosa Miller,
Stewart Street Elementary; Homer
Knight, bus garage; Willie Knight,
maintenance department;


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in the wreck, which occurred
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A free exchange of ideas is necessary for good govcni.rient aniid good conlanau-nities.


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


By Alice DuPont, Editor


Contem


Sweet memories ofMom


One of my favorite movies is "I
remember Mama" and it is at this time of
year that I remember my own mother. I,
like most people, think I had the best
mother in the world and it is supposed to
be that way.
My mother passed away in 1988 but I
remember her just as if she was here
yesterday. I have never written about my
mother before in this space simply
because it was too painful.
I never wanted to share her with
anyone and this year on Mother's Day,
I'm ready to write about her.
My mom's name is Christina Elaine
Bell DuPont. She was a member of a very
large family of 12 brothers and sisters.
It amazes me the people number of
people who come up to me and say they
remember Mama and say how they
influenced their lives. It's a good feeling
to know that people loved her and sought
her advice.
She was sometimes reluctant to give
advice, even to me, preferring that one
makes ones on decisions after much
"thought and contemplation."
Which, incidentally, is where the name
of this column came from because Mama
was big on telling contemplating.
I'm going to share my mom with the
readers and talk about the things that I
remember most growing up and bit of
wisdom that usually went along with the
life instructions. I remember her:
Cooking a hot breakfast before we
went to school. "You need a hot
breakfast if you're going to learn
anything.
Canning fresh fruit and adding food
coloring to the pears to make them pretty.
"People see food before they taste it, so
make it pretty."
Canning fresh vegetables all summer
and making us shell and wash peas, corn,
stringbeans, etc. every Saturday. "You'll
thank (me this winter when everybody
else is eating out of cans."
Getting us up early on Sundays so we


would be ready for Sunday School anc
church. "We don't have anything, it al
belongs to the Lord, the least we can do is
to thank him."
Each day when I came home from
school, I had to tell her at least one thing
that I learned that day. "I want to know
what you're getting out of school."
Most nights I had to read aloud their
explain what I'd just read. "I want tc
know that you know what you're reading
and that you're not just calling words."
Ironing handkerchiefs on Saturday
morning. "You need to know how to iron
so you can take care of your own
clothes."
Forcing my brothers to allow me tc
play softball with them even though
messed up and cost them games. "They'l
be glad they have you for a sister, they
just don't realize it yet."
Not forcing my brothers to take me
with them when they went places with
other boys. "There are just some things a
girl shouldn't do."
Allowing me to participate in any
school activities. "I want you to have al
the expericenes you can in high school
and learn as much as you can."
Telling me that I WAS going tc
participate in my college graduation
ceremony. "I'm going to see where my
money went."
Insisting that she visit every single
apartment I ever lived in. "I want to know
exactly what kind of place you're living
in and who are your neighbors."
The things I remember about Mame
make up a very long list. I don't know
what my other siblings might remember
about her because she had a way o.
making everyone in the family feel thai
they were special and that they were
loved.
I remember asking her, on more than
one oclcsion. if I were her favorite child.
-I love you all the same and I love you
all differently," is what I remember most.
just before she gave me a hug and a kiss.


ThisJust n n


by Leslie Roberts,

Pa st, present and forre


Past, present and future


Wetumpka residents, here's your chance.
The Gadsden County Planning and
Zoning Department is looking for your
input on proposed developments in the
Lake Talquin area.
The place has seen a fair amount of activ-
ity in recent years, with its recreational
opportunities on the lake and in the state
forest, and the county Planning and
Zoning Commission would like to hear
from current residents on what their ideas
for minimizing any negative impacts on
the area's natural resources new develop-
ments might bring.
The meeting will be May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
at the educational facility in Bear Creek
Educational Forest, just off Pat Thomas
Parkway.
The area in question runs roughly from
Old Federal Highway to the dam, on tihe
east side of Pat Thomas Parkway.
Too often, I've seen citizens show up at a
city or county government meeting upset
about something that was a done deal
long before that particular meeting. This
is an opportunity to address any concerns
residents might have before the fact, as
well as to educate them about the issues
at hand.


Letters


So if you live in that area, mark the day
on your calendar.
And by the way, in case you were won-
dering, Wetumpka is a Creek Indian
word meaning "rumbling waters."
If you're a historic home lover, you're in
for a treat this weekend.
The newly-renovated F.P. May Home in
Quincy will be open to the public this
weekend as part of the Tallahassee
Builders Association's Parade of Homes.
The 113-year-old house on Jackson
Street was built in 1893 after F.P. May
commissioned Thomasville builder A.S.
White to construct the grand abode. The
two-story Victorian home stayed in the
May family until 2006, when Tallahassee
builder and remodeler Brian Will and his
wife, C.J., bought it with the goal of
restoring it to its original glory.
The house features five bedrooms, four
bathrooms, seen fireplaces, a wrap-
around front porch, a service entrance,
glowing wood floors and second-story
Juliet balconies.
If you've got some time this weekend, go
check it out. It's a study in the elegant
architecture of the period.


to the Editor


Dear Editor:

Big Bend Hospice salutes our nursing staff who serves as the foundation for our
specialized end of life care. This year's National Nurses Week thefne''A Profession
and a Passion" captures the essence of Big Bend Hospice's 136 nurses' Every day they
demonstrate excellence in their nursing skills, and a passion for providing the best
comfort care and symptom management for those facing a life-limiting illness. We
want to honor our nurses who provide highly skilled, professional medical care in
homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals, helping both the patient
and their family understand the disease process. We are proud of our staff and the
compassionate care that they provide. Many of our nurses hold advanced certification
in hospice and palliative care and all participate in on-going continuing education and
professional development. As a nurse myself, I know the privilege of providing
hospice care to our patients and their families.

As this area's original hospice, we are delighted to celebrate our nursing staff. These
professionals live and work in their hometowns within the Big Bend area. As you see
them in your community, take a moment to say special thanks. Hospice nursing is
truly a calling. Our nursing professionals are available 24/7 to meet the needs of our
hospice patients, to help them manage their pain and symptoms and live their life to
the fullest as long as they can. To provide nursing care to a patient on the last journey
is an honor for Big Bend Hospice nurses. We salute their compassion and care, their
professionalism and passion.

Sincerely,

Carla Braveman, RN, M.Ed., CHCE

Big Bend Hospice President and CEO



What a deplorable sight some of the county road ways have become.
On Reynolds Rd., some of the people that live on that road use their yards as garbage
dumps. The odor it horrible. Surely someone in the county can do something about
this area.
Since Quincy has hired someone to monitor how they yards in the city limits, the
areas that were unkempt is now very well kept.

A concerned Citizen
Rebecca Weir


Thank You For Your Support

Bradwell Enterprises, Inc., thanks all those who supported us in our recent fund raising
effort to benefit the American Cancer Society. We were able to raise more than $8,300.
Congratulations! Mr. Charleston Paul Waylon, winner of the Relay for Life give-away,
Limousine Service and dinner for two at Bone Fish Grill. Again, on behalf of each staff
member, I wish to personally thank you for your support of our team and the total Relay
for Life effort. Monte C. BradwellThe Best Mother's Day Gift: a Healthy Body Image


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Colbert, just a good ole boy that likes to write.


Cecil never did fit in!


I'm not sure I can spell obnoxious. But I
sure as heck know when I'm sitting beside
it! And 'at a baseball game of all places!
Listen, if you are going to be rude and
abhorrent and uncouth, at least have. the
courtesy to do it at a wrestling match. Or ar
the night race in Bristol. Or at your first ex-
wife's next marriage....
Not at a baseball game for crying out
loud!
I went out last Friday night to catch a few
innings of the local high school game. It
was a beautiful evening. The stands were
filled to capacity. The field never looked
better. The lights cast that.wonderful glow
across the outfield grass that evoked
memories of Tris Speaker, Hugh Duffy and
Theodore Samuel Williams.
The mound was raked and ready for use. I
squinted out as if Hal Newhouser, Dizzy
Trout or Rapid Robert Feller was about to
toe the rubber! I thought of a little league
play-off game of long ago on that big field
down in Jackson-it was my first game
under real lights! I read the advertisements
on the outfield fence and remembered The
Belcher Lumber Company, Tommie Hill's
Texaco and J. A. Abernathy's Hardware.
They write books about places and settings
like this night!
I half expected to see Shoeless Joe Jackson
come strolling ih through the gloaming.
I found a-good friend who would be
polite to a fault, yet would not be too
talkative; he knew enough baseball to be
engaging about the game at hand but
understand the silence that is required for a
well turned double play or a triple up the
right center field alley. He is an "American
League" guy. But I have never held that
against him....
I eased into an open space beside him on


the bleachers and we commented on the
perfect-ness of the evening. He had his
scorebook out and ready. He' was going to
chart each pitch! We weren't sitting on the
"home field side" but it didn't matter; we
had an unobstructed view of the playing
field.
I didn't take note of the out of town guest
on the ,other side of me until he bellowed,
"Come on, Blue, get in the game! That
pitch was right down the middle!"
'I was a little startled.....and a little
bemused. From my vantage point it looked
a foot or so outside. I think their catcher
thought along with me, he near 'bout had
to leave his feet to knock the ball down!
Their infielder kicked one and let a run in
and "leather lungs" gave it to him. "He
never has been able to make that play! He
shouldn't be out there! What is the coach
thinking!"
My mind couldn't help but drift back to
Sally Hartung. She used to yell at Cecil
when he would make a bad play. She could
just about ruin our little league game all by
herself. She had this deep voice and she
wasn't shy about using it. If we had known
about sex. change operations back in the
mid '50's, Bobby Brewer and Ricky Hale
would have sworn she'd had one! Mrs.
Hartung would scream at Cecil, the umpire,
the opposing pitcher (who was sometimes
me), other parents in the stands, cars
driving by out in the street.....she was the
first obnoxious fan I ever encountered. I
would leave the game each night praising
God that I wasn't Cecil Hartung and that
my Mother didn't really care who
won.....just as long as no one got hurt.....
"Come on Blue, work hard! You are going
to give them the game!" The baseball
fanatic brought me back to the present.


See Hunkerin' on Page 11


A real


gift for


mother

It's Mothers' Day. If you've
been preoccupied with food or
body issues, get.off the scale. Just
for today. Instead of counting
calories and pounds, give-
yourself a gift: a taste of joy in
being a "real mom." Here are five
tips to get you started in feeling
good about yourself as a mother:
1.Look in the mirror at your
body. What you see is not fat.
Those are curves. Love your
curves and remember that you, as
a mom, are supposed to have
them. It may help to take a trip to
a museum Where patrons revere
the beauty of fleshy fertility
goddesses. in sculptures and
paintings. They are you. Honor
yourself.
2.Count your stretch matks,
wrinkles and gray hairs as medals
of courage and perseverance.
You earned them. Good job.
3.Eat piece of cake and enjoy
it too. You're celebrating today.
There's no guilt allowed in
celebration. Or have a cookie-
and do not break it in half, eat the
half, break the half left into
halves and so on. Put the whole
thing on your plate and indulge.
S4.Tell your kids a bedtime story
- or your teens a good yam -
with you as the strong female
protagonist. The story could be
real or made-up, drawn from
your personal experience. But
make the woman powerful and
resourceful.
Remember, the strength in your
character is you. That power is
far healthier and uplifting than
anything you could accomplish
on a scale or with a tape measure.
5.Add humor and laughter to
this, your day. Really make the
effort,. no, matter what your
personal circumstances. Your
outer sitile, will reflect your inner
beaut). And that will make you
feel more confident as a mom,
the confidence worth more than
losing 10 pounds.
You are a mirror for your child.
His or her self-esteem and body
image is affected by your words,
attitudes and actions. Take today,
this special day, to look at
yourself, full length, and love
what you see for all your bumps,
blemishes and bulges. Beautiful
things in life are plentiful: roses,
sunrises, babies pink lips
puckered-mountain top views
and full moons. But to a child,
the most beautiful of all is
singular: his or her mother. You
are one of a kind. Take that gift
home and open it.
Trisha Gura is the author of
Lying in Weight: the Hidden
Epidemic of Eating Disorders in
Adult Women (Harper Collins.)


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The Gadsden County Times May 10,2007 5


To everyone who made Friday

"Quincyfest presents Blues


Florida Barbecue Association
Winners
Chicken

1st -- GloryBound -- Timmy Dyke
2nd -- Big Daddy Q -- Jim McCoin
3rd -- Bub-Ba-Q-- William Latimer -
4th -- Munchees Smokehouse --
Gary Blevins
5th -- Swamp Boys -- Rob Bagby "

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3rd Nelson Boys
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Five schools to change principals


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Five Gadsden County
schools will need new principals
by the end of the school year.
Three elementary schools -
George Munroe Elementary,
Gretna Elementary and St. John
Elementary along with James
A. Shanks Middle School and
West Gadsden High School will
have vacancies at the top due to
retirements and "internal shifts,"
Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald James
said.
Gretna Principal Alma West


is retiring, James said, and when
George Munroe Elementary's
principal retired last year assis-
tant principal Ethelyn
Cunningham was named interim
principal. The position has not
yet been made permanent.
"We never hired a permanent
principal. We allowed the per-
son who was assistant principal
to serve as interim principal,"
James said. "We need to make
that position permanent."
St. John Elementary
Principal Ida Walker will
become an administrator, work-
ing as an assessment coordina-
tor, and West Gadsden High


School Principal Rocky Pace
will also assume administrative
duties as secondary education
director, a position that the
pending retirement of Dr. James
Brown leaves vacant.
"This occurred as a result of
the district's need to fill major
roles at the district level as iden-
tified by the SACS (Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools) accreditation commit-
tee," James said.
And Shanks Middle School
Principal Rosalyn West Smith
will become principal of East
Gadsden High School, replacing
Dr. William Harvey, who will


work through the end of the con-
tract year.
The change at EGHS is "a
result of a need to have a more
facilitative leader," James said.
At James' recommendation,
the School Board recently voted
to approve an increase in the
salary scale for principals in an
effort to be competitive.
The new salary scale ranges
from $59,200-$72,200 for ele-
mentary principals, $62,200-
$75,200 for middle school prin-
cipals and $66,200-$79,200 for
high school principals.
Deadline for application is
May 15.


Greensboro men sentenced for armed robbery


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Two Greensboro residents
were sentenced last week for
their role in an armed robbery
that took place last year and a
third, a juvenile, turned state's
evidence.
Randall "Spud" Colston, 16,
was sentenced to 20 years in
prison for his part in the crime;
co-defendant DuthesioThomas,
23, was sentenced to six years,


primarily because he did not use
a gun during the robbery.
According to Greensboro
Police Chief Marianne Scholer,
here's what happened:
Around 11:30 p.m. on July
11, 2006, Colston, Thomas and
Rondericus Powell, now 17,
approached two Hispanic men
sitting in a pickup truck on West
Davis Street in Greensboro.
One of them held a gun to the
head of the truck's driver; the
other held a gun to the chest of


the man in the passenger seat.
The two demanded the men's
valuables, and left the scene
with a wallet with $80-$100 in
it, gold chains and the title to
the truck
As they left, they fired sever-
al shots into the air, Scholer
said.
Powell and Thomas were
apprehended the next day;
Colston was not arrested until
January.
Colston was convicted of


discharging a firearm during the
commission of a robbery;
Thomas, with armed robber and
Powell, who pleaded out, with
armed robbery.
Assistant State Attorney
John Hutchins said he was satis-
fied with the outcome of the
case.
"Any time we go to trial we
hope we're going to be success-
ful in convincing the jury the
defendants are guilty of what
they are accused of," he said.


;Copper thieves still striking in Midway


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor


released by the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office, a wit-
dno i"PN ;ipfiprd th


witness heard scraping sounds
consistent with knife cutting
wir


iess pusilively ilucinti u t e wure.
They're still at it in Midway. two juveniles as the ones who The witness called 911
Thieves are continuing to cause entered and damaged a partially When deputies arrived the tw(
headaches to homeowners and constructed residence at 129 fled on foot but were caugh
builders as they steal copper Sand Pine Circle in Midway on about two blocks away. Boti
wiring and in the process two occasions. juveniles were taken to juvenile
destroy property and cause The residence had been bur- assessment center in
delays in home construction glarized three times. Suspects Tallahassee.
completion, took large amounts of copper When authorities searched
In mid and late April several wire that was cut from the elec- the two they found evidence o
burglaries were committed with trical outlets inside the resi- the burglaries, including a box
copper wiring stolen. Last dence. ,., cutter tool, in one of the sus
week, two juveniles were Last week, around 10:30 pects' sneakers. In the trunk o
arrested and charged with bur- p.m. a witness saw a dark col- the vehicle deputies also found
glary, grand theft, felony crimi- ored Honda stop in front of the a large Gatorade cooler filled
nal mischief, and trespassing. house and two males got out of with copper wire.
According to a report the vehicle. Minutes later the Authorities said when bur

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office arrest reports

April 30 Christopher Hand, VOP Forgery intent to sell,within 1000ft pub
and VOP/ Grand Theft; Clifford lic housing and sale of cracl
John Olivee, Armed Robbery Alien, VOP/ Possession of cocaine with intent 1000ft o
with personal injury; Koquisha Cocaine; Frank Cox Jr., public housing.
Sampson, Possession of crack Possession of crack cocaine w/
cocaine w/intent to sell and pos-
session of marijuana; Earl
Sampson, Possession of crack
cocaine w/ intent to sell and pos-
session of marijuana; Randy
Robinson, FTA/Possession of S ;|
firearm by convicted felon,
FTA/ Trespassing on property
while armed, FTA/ Flee or elude
police officer, FTA/DWLSR,
FTA/ No Valid Tag; Christie
Hemanes, Burglary/Vehicle; I
Christopher Fain, Burglary of In
Occupied Dwelling; Robert thin is in
Hill, FTPM/ Possession of Only 1/
Cannabis L/T 20 grams, VOP/ the
Aggervated Battery w/ deadly
weapon and FTPF/ DWLSR; Ira a e
Maddox, VOP/ aggervated bat-
by Samsung
tery w/ deadly weapon; Sharum by Samsung
Moore, Possession of Cocaine; exc lusivey froin Aitel
James Peterson, Grand Theft; o A lf y
Stephen Hardisky, VOP/ DUI; 49
James Ingram, VOP/ Possession Attr 10 n dlll ar bde a, -T ..
of cocaine; Reshad Golden, agreerltmsn ot teo i-i.,r .ei
Possession of stolen property, i I 6,ii...:,
Burglery, felony fleeing eluding, M .,,
FTA/ possession of stolen prop- 1 :
erty, Burglary and Fleeing I
Eluding LEO w/ sirens light; [ I i i


Havana Police Dept.
Crime Report

4/30: Traffic Accident. 12th
Avenue and 27 South; Warrant
Arrest. 1st Avenue; Theft. 1st
Avenue; Drug Arrest. 27 South
4/28: Warrant Arrest. 16th
Avenue
4/27: Traffic Accident. 6th
Avenue; Burglary. 27 South
4/25: Assault. Country Lane
;4/23: Drug Arrest. North Main
Street; Battery. Conyers Street
4/21: Drug Arrest. 5th Avenue


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CALLING ALL PASTORS

You are cordially invited to a very special meeting to be
held at the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday
May 22 at 6:00 p.m. My fellow soldiers I'm sure you as
well as I can see the need for the Hospital to be re-
opened. So I ask and beseech you by the mercies of God
to please take a little time out of your busy schedule and
attend this meeting. Hope to see you there and "hope
maketh not ashamed because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts". For more Information call Public
Intergovernmental Relation officer Jon D. Brown at
627-6698.
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The Gadsden County Times May 10, 2007 7


Habitat for Humanity merger may help Gadsden's needy


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Big Bend Habitat for
Humanity hopes to drive home
its message to local businesses:
It takes money to help the needy.
After the Gadsden County
Habitat affiliate merged with the
Leon County affiliate Oct. 1 to
become Big Bend Habitat for
Humanity, it soon became
apparent that the local chapter's
reliance on small donations was
not doing the trick.
"Tallahassee has been run-
ning on a very different model,"
said Lou Armesto, executive
director of the Big Bend Habitat
for Humanity.
"Gadsden would raise $5
here, $10 there until they had
enough to build a house. That
obviously was a slow process.
Tallahassee relies on a sponsor-
ship program I call it PFA,'
'Plucked From Air' in which


churches, businesses and social
organizations sponsor the build-
ing of a house. We built 10 hous-
es last year, will have built 14
this year by June 30 and next
year, we hope to do 16. The
Gadsden County affiliate built
11 houses in 15 years."
The Knight Foundation
recently gave Big Bend Habitat
for Humanity a challenge grant -
$10,000 toward the construction
of a home with the caveat that
the group raise the additional
$40,000 needed.
"We really see this money
from the Knight Foundation as a
way to tell the business commu-
nity, the churches, the social
organizations 'Hey. We need
your help,"' Armesto said.
"These houses are an economic
stimulus on the tax base, they
help improve the work force
because people have a stable
environment and that con-
tributes to their being good


employees I think the Gadsden
County business community
will respond favorably to this."
Since Millard and Linda
Fuller founded Habitat for
Humanity International in 1976,
the organization has built more
that 225,000 houses for families
in need. The concept that grew
into Habitat for Humanity was
born at Koinonia Farm, a small,
interracial Christian farming
community founded in 1942 just
outside Americus, Ga., by
farmer and biblical scholar
Clareqce Jordan.
Participants in the program
are required to demonstrate
need, the financial ability to
repay a mortgage and put in
sweat equity to help the group
build homes for others.
Participants are also required to
qualify for a mortgage, which
has been a problem for some
Gadsden County residents
who've applied for the program's


help, Chuck Sutphin said.
Sutphin, who served as presi-
dent of the Gadsden County
Habitat for Humanity and who
is now a member of the Big
Bend Habitat for Humanity's
board of directors said he has
seen the need for affordable
housing for low-income resi-
dents firsthand, only to find they
can't qualify for the zero-inter-
est, 30-year mortgage Habitat
for Humanity offers.
"One of the biggest obstacles
is getting people qualified," he
said. "Many don't qualify
because of what I call too-easy
credit credit cards, car pay-
ments, they get behind and it
shows on their credit record."


Still, Sutphin the merger, the
grant and the expanded
resources now available will
bring good things to Gadsden
County.
"I see a lot of positive things
that are going to happen," he
said. "Right now, we have prob-
ably enough land for 50-60
houses."
Gretna native and former city
commissioner Greg Thompson
and his family donated 15 acres
in Gretna to the group, Armesto
said, while the City of Quincy
donated several lots and sold
others to the organization at tax
roll prices.
"We're looking for property
all over," Armesto said. "We


want to stay within city limits -
we'd love to have land in
Havana, Chattahoochee,
Midway. And there is certainly a
tax advantage to donating land."
The group is also looking for
a construction superintendent
for Gadsden County, a paid staff
position that has yet to be filled.
Plans are to complete two
houses in Gadsden County by
the end of the year.
"In Gadsden County we have
a very good opportunity now
that we have merged with Leon
County," Sutphin said. "It's
great."
For more information, call
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
at 850-574-2288.


New fire station opens in St. John


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It was a day that people in the
St. John and Roberstville com-
munities had been waiting to
come for years. The grand open-
ing and dedication of the new
fire station on Hutchinson-Ferry
Road was held Tuesday morn-
ing.
"We know that this is the fist
of many wonderful facilities
such as this. The development is
a wonderful preview of the very
positive, initiatives that we are
continuing to plan for the citi-
zens of Gadsden County," said
Commission Chairman Brenda
Holt.
In addition to the fire station
, the four-bay facility will be


Board of County Commission chairman Brenda Holt (center)
attended the grand opening of the Robertville/St. John Fire Station
Tuesday morning. In addition to residents who live in the area,
County Fire Director Phillip Hill, County Manager Marlon Brown
and EMS Director Brian Beasley were also on hand.


used for training. At 5,200 feet,
it is the largest volunteer fire
station in the county.
The station will expand the


fire service coverage for the
county.
Construction started on the
facility in April.


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8 The Gadsden County Times May 10,2007


FCAT from Page 1


2007 Gadsden County Schools
third grade FCAT reading scores

Percent of students scoring
at or above grade level

Crossroads Academy 76 percent
Gadsden Elementary Magnet School 67 percent


Gretna Elementary
St. John Elementary School
George W. Munroe
Stewart Street Elementary
Greensboro Elementary
Havana Elementary
Chattahoochee Elementary


Reading and math FCAT scores
Share reported in three ways:
achievement level, by scale score
and by developmental scale
score. The development scale
score was introduced to track
student progress of grade levels.
When compared by mean
developmental score to other
school districts within the state,
Gadsden County third-graders
ranked second to last on the
reading portion of the test, with
the Florida School for the Deaf



In brief


City of Midway to Host
Summer Program

Midway will be hosting a
summer program. The program


65 percent
61 percent
43 percent
42 percent
42 percent
39 percent
25 percent


and Blind ranked last and
Hamilton County schools ranking
just above Gadsden County.
Florida Virtual School ranked
top in third-grade reading scores,
with Wakulla County ranking
seventh from the top and Leon
County, 19th.
Local third-grade reading
scores have shown a steady
decline since the test's
implementation in 2001,
dropping from a 52-percent
passing grade in 2001 to 46






will run for a total of eight
weeks (June 5-July 27). The cost
of the program is $10 per child.
You can register your child in
advance by picking up an appli-


2007 Gadsden County Schools
third grade FCAT math scores

Percent of students scoring
at or above grade level


Gadsden Elementary Magnet School 89 percent
Gretna Elementary 89 percent
St. John Elementary 74 percent
Crossroads Academy 61 percent
Stewart Street Elementary 56 percent
Greensboro Elementary 47 percent
George W. Munroe Elementary 46 percent


Havana Elementary
Chattahoochee Elementary


percent in 2004 and 40 percent
last year.
Using the same comparison,
Gadsden County FCAT math
scores for third-graders were the
fourth lowest in the state, with 55
percent of students scoring at or
above grade level, down from 59
percent last year. Thirty percent
of Gadsden County schools were-
at or above the state average of
74 percent.
A press release from the school
district calls Gadsden County


cation at Midway City Hall or
the Eugene Lamb Recreation
Center.
Please contact Stephanie
Tolbert between the hours of


42 percent
19 percent


Schools Superintendent Reginald
James "cautiously optimistic"
about the scores, saying he is
"proud of the efforts of third-
grade teachers, students and
administrators."
The press release goes on to say
James "noted this is just the
beginning of the FCAT reporting
process and we cannot determine
overall progress until all scores
are in. He expects FCAT scores
for grades four-10 in a couple of
weeks."






3:30-6:30 at 850-576-2391 or
Sonnee Thompson at City Hall
during normal business hours at
850-574-2355 if you have any
questions.


MIDWAY from Page 1


until next month until this
matter (a pending lawsuit against
the city) is settled," Barber said.
"One member of the council
cannot adjourn a meeting,"
assistant city attorney Larry
White said.
"I'm not going to be a part of
this, all of these violations I
know. People came to my house
and surrounded it yesterday,
demanding I do something."
Two Midway residents Patrick
Johnson, who held the district 5
seat on City Council until he was
defeated April 24 by Quintealia
Cato, and Jerry Range, who was
unsuccessful in his bid for the
district 3 seat held by Delores
Madison filed suit May 3 in an
attempt to prevent the swearing-
in of new council members that
evening.
Had they been successful in the
attempt, four seats on the seven-
member council would have been
vacant, leaving-council members
James Hinson, Charles Willis and
Ella Barber with a way to
conduct business as a quorum is
required to take action on any
agenda item.,
The city is also currently
without a city manager, as City
Manager Paul Piller resigned his
position.
Range and Johnson filed a
complaint May 3 against
Madison, Piller, the City of
Midway, Cato, the office of the
city manager, district 3 candidate
Pamela Mann, Gadsden County
Supervisor of Elections Shirley
Knight, Hinson and City Clerk
Frances Harrell.
The complaint sought an
injunction against the swearing-
in of newly elected council
members, saying they did not
live within the districts to which
they were elected. The city had
been urged by Knight and by
Piller to redistrict to
accommodate the large number
of residents who have moved
into several of the city's new
developments.
Council members didn't follow
through, and some new residents
live in unspecified districts.
The suit maintains the election
and swearing-in of the new
council members are illegal and
that they conflict with the city
charter.
Assistant City Attorney Larry
White lost patience with the
protest, pointing out the legal
documents being referred to were
complaints, not orders, and
saying the business at hand
should proceed.
"It is very important business
that the City of Midway has, and
it needs to take care of this
matter," he said. "I am sure we
are duty-bound in the absence of
an order to go forward with the
swearing in of these people
tonight."
Some members of the crowd
disagreed, loudly, and Barber
said, "You all don't have the true
story. If you come to my house I
will tell you."
Councilman Willis noted failure
to swear in the new council
members would leave the board


Jerry Range, left, defeated in the April 24 election by incum-
bent Delores Madison, insists to Gadsden County Sheriffs Lt.
Shelton Turner that Tuesday's swearing in of newly-elected
Midway City Council members is illegal. (Photo by Leslie


Roberts)
without a quorum.
"If we don't fix this charter
soon, we're going to be back in
court for a charter that is not to
the citizens' benefit. We're back
here again tonight with a
houseful and we don't have the
charter fixed," Willis said.
"I don't know exactly what your
problem is with the charter,"
White responded. "You've been
sitting here one or two term and
had ample opportunity to do just
that. You have no idea how long
a court could delay a decision on
this complaint. And it could be a
legal matter for you to be
speaking against your own
government. Legal matters
should not be discussed at all in a
public meeting."
The audience continued to
rumble loudly, with one woman
telling Barber, "You need to shut
up.
Soon after, Lt. Shelton Turner
took the floor and asked audience
members to control themselves.
They had a hard time doing
that, though, with one saying he
was going to call the governor
and Range loudly telling the
deputy .the swearing in was not
legal.
During the confusion, White
stood up, asked newly elected
council members to stand up, and
swore them in, causing even
more chaos among crowd
members opposed to the action.
Barber then left, followed by
Willis and about half of the
audience assembled for the
meeting.
While those who disagreed
with the swearing in stood
outside City Hall talking for
close to an hour, inside, council
members proceeded to move
through the evening's agenda.

Down to business

Council members presented
Piller with a plaque of
appreciation, thanking him for
his service to the city.
"I really had mixed feelings
about this. I love the City of
Midway a lot," Piller said.


In other matters, the council
voted to deny a variance to
Ocholockonee Rise LLC that
would have allowed the company
to host mud-bogging events on
property it owns off Brickyard
Road.
Partners James Green and Jim
Stiles presented their vision for
the site, which they said would
include an outdoor theater, a
motorcross and a facility in
which to host workshops for area
children.
But residents and council
members worried about the noise
and the crowd the facility would
bring.
"I think this is a bad idea for
Midway ... I don't think we can
handle the number of people,"
Councilman Hinson said. "I don't
think we have the security. I don't
think we have the force to handle
this."
Green said those opposed to the
idea were not taking into
consideration the revenue a mud
bugging park could bring to the
community in terms of taxes and
employment for local residents.
But most in Tuesday's audience
seemed to think the price of
subjecting residents to the noise
and traffic the park would bring
was too high.
"Mr. James, I don't think our
city is willing to sell out for


money," Councilman Jerrod
Holton said, adding later, "we
don't want it, we don't need it."
Gadsden County Commissioner
Eugene Lamb, who frequently
attends Midway City Council
meetings, said he doesn't think
the facility is a good fit for the
community.
"We've been here before,
talking about the same thing," he
said. "What we're trying to do is
create the, right environment for
us here in Midway. Now this
business started illegally they.
had 200 acres of land, and they
didn't want to come to us
(County Commission) because
we're real tough on this kind of
thing. So they annexed 100 acres
into the city. They were down.
there doing this for months
before we knew about it."
Hinson made a motion to deny
the variance request, with Holton
giving a second. The board voted
unanimously to deny the request.
In other matters, Midway City
Council members:
o Approved on second reading
the voluntary annexation of
roughly one acre of land off
County Road 268.
o Approved on second reading
an ordinance rezoning the acre
off CR 268 from county
agricultural land use to
residential.
o Approved a request for a
variance for Morrison
Contracting that would allow an
easement between two houses in
Orion's Point to be shifted to a
nearby vacant lot.
o Approved a resolution asking
county commissioners to
schedule and hold a public
hearing on enterprise zone
boundaries once all the county's
municipal government leaders
have decided on the additions
and deletions they prefer.
o Approved a resolution
requesting land for a stormwater
holding pond from the state. The
property is south of city limits.
o Approved on first reading an
ordinance calling for a change in
name from the currently-used
moniker "occupational license
tax" to "business tax."
o Tabled a request from
developer Dustin Koonce to
proceed with a revised
conceptual plat for Taylor Ridge
Subdivision.


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MEETING NOTICE
The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will
be Tuesday, May 15, 2007 starting at 6:00 p.m. The following items
have been agendaed: Awards. Presentations and Appearances:
Presentation of Employee Service Awards; Update by Tallahassee
Community College and Workforce Plus on the Gadsden Student
Training Academy for Reaching Success (G*Stars) Consent for
Approval: Approval of Minutes -April 10, 2007 Special Meeting,
April 17, 2007 Regular Meeting; Ratification of Approval of Payment
of Bills; Approval of New Road Names; Approval of 'Change Order to
Finalization of Paving Contract 98.008; Approval and Execution of
Contracts for Summer Library Program; Approval of Change Orders for
the Chattahoochee Library; Approval of Chairman Holt's, Commissioner
Lamb's and Commissioner Dixon's Travel to the Florida Association of
Counties' Annual Conference; Realization of Deferred EMS Revenue;
Approval of the Adopted Gadsden County Recreation Advisory Council
By-Laws. Public Hearings: Public Hearing and Second Reading -
Maxwell and Suber Company, High Bridge Road Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA-2007-01 -
Parcel I.D. #3-29-2N-3W-0000-00210-0000. General Business:
Approval of Tourist Development Funds Requests For the 3rd Annual
Quincyfest Blues/Barbeque Event and the 2007 Emancipation Day
Festival; Approval of Bids for Information Technology Network
Services; Approval of Repairs to Existing Crossdrain on Beaver Creek
Drive; Approval of Change in Location and Addition of Rural Waste
Sites (Re- Agenda of the May 1st Item); Discussion of Health Insurance
Options. County Manager: Miscellaneous Items. County Attorney:
Miscellaneous Items. Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-
Agenda Items (3 minute limit). Note: This Item Will be Placed After
Consent Items Pulled for Discussion beginning on the June 5th
Regular Meeting Agenda. Commissioners Items: Receipt and File
- For the Record: Letter from Mediacom Regarding Black Family
Channel to Discontinue Television Broadcasts; Mediacom Customers to
See Change in Channel Line-ups; Letter from the Greater Tallahassee
Chamber of Commerce Regarding the July 20-22, 2007 Conference;
Letter from Florida Department of Environmental Protection Regarding
Current Process Related to Storm Water Notice General Permits; Letter
to the Family of Virginia Rowan Miller Regarding Dwelling
Unit/Structure at 780 Talquin Avenue; Signed and Executed Notice of
Award and Agreement with Peavy and Son Constructd"''ob. Inc. for
Juniper Road, Lanier Road, Atwater Road and C.R. 65B Resurfacing
Projects There was a Date Change; Letter from the Clerk Regarding
Cash-in-Bank Summary Report; Letter from the Clerk Regarding
Financial Statement.
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such public
meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such pur-
pose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the
appeal is to be heard. 05/10/07c



Congressmen Gone MIA

Rarely; if ever, do the citizens of Gadsden County call on our
U.S. Congressmen to do anything for us. What have the citizens in
Gadsden County ever asked our U.S. Congressmen for before? And
now we have asked for help, we don't want lip service in return.
On Election Day, we plow our way to the polls carrying our elder-
ly; even rolling the disabled in wheel chairs to cast a vote for them.
One would think that they would demonstrate a tablespoon of their
loyalty by becoming instrumental in the re-opening of our County
Hospital. Congressmen if your mines remain steadfast on using and
abusing the people of the Gadsden County, consider this you have
used us for the last time. We will meet again on Election Day
where everyone is equal and not one stone will be upon another,
poor people vote too. So my advice to Rep. Allen Boyd, Senator
Bill Nelson, and Senator Mel Martinez stop pandering to the few
over the many. Of course we know there are some for reasons I will
disclose later that do not want the Hospital re-opened but they are
in the minority not the majority. We want all our local elected offi-
cials to help with the reopening of the hospital, cities, school board,.
and county.
Does it perplex anyone that the Bible teaches us that God has
chosen the foolish things of the world to confound'the wise? Being
one of those foolish things allows me (congressmen) to give you
suggestions on how to receive Federal Funding for our local
Hospital, just attach it to the Iraq War supplemental spending bill.
It's obvious our irresponsible president has vetoed the bill that con-
gress sent to his desk. So when negotiation rekindles again just slip
in the hospital funding like mom slips her special ingredients into
the cake which she is about to bake. In Washington, D. C. it is
called pork. But the difference, this would be healthy pork; certain-
ly it is more vital than a Senator's bridge to nowhere. It would tick-
le me to see one Congressmen stand on the floor of congress, and
be argumentative about federal funding for a hospital while folks
sons/daughters that live in this County are fighting in Iraq. If Rep.
Allen Boyd, Senator Bill Nelson, and Senator Mel Martinez do not
become instrumental in helping in the re-opening of the County
Hospital I and other ministers of the cloth of the County will make
sure you do not succeed in winning the popular vote in Gadsden
County. We refuse to allow you to continue to make mockery of us.
Call Rep. Allen Boyd at 202-225-5235, Senator Bill Nelson at 202-
225-5274, and Senator Mel Martinez at 202-224-3041 and let them
know No Re-opening of the County Hospital, No Votes. Finally
Congressmen if you are banking on us to suffer from memory loss,
you are putting your money in the wrong bank.

Signed Pastor John Battles
(850) 442-4684


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The Gadsden County Times May 10, 2007 9


Hospital board begins discussion of business plan


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

A business plan is needed if
funding is expected for Gadsden
Hospital. Monday afternoon the
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors met to discuss the first
draft of the business plan and
several other matters.
,.-The business plan is impor-
tant when county representa-
tives plead their case to mem-
bers of the federal delegation,
the Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA) and the
Medicaid and Medicare admin-
istrators in Atlanta. "The impor-
tant thing is to keep up momen-
tum,"' said Sen. Fred Dudley,
board member.
According to the proposed
plan, the new hospital is
designed to meet the critical,
primary needs of a majority of
the citizens in the county. A 25-
bed critical-access bed facility is
proposed and is financially
viable due to the current and
potential population and busi-
ness growth in the county.
The hospital would provide
acute care, obstetrics, observa-
tion, and medicare swing bed
options. The hospital anticipates
the continued use of the region-
al centers for treatment of terti-
ary and critical care, Joe Sharp,
hospital consultant told the
board.
"Initially, the plan calls for


24-hour emergency room
ical care with observation
and temporary in-patien
for up to 96 hours or 1
patients requiring stabile
before discharge, diagnosis
oratory services under the
vision of a licensed m
technologist with contract
reference laboratory, diag
radiology services under
supervision of a licensed
ogist, pharmacy services u
licensed pharmacist, and
services under a licenscec
cian," said Sharp.
Long term, the natui
scope services are:
*an emergency depar
two trauma rooms
*Four treatment roor
the Emergency Departme
treatment and/or observat
*10 licensed acute car
two of which are fully eq
for obstetrical beds
*15 swing beds (beds
can be used interchange
either a hospital, skilled n
facility or immediate care
ty bed
*Radiology department
scan, X-ray, ultrasound, N
Medicine, mammorgaphy
room with MRI to be ac
later


*Pharmacy
*Laboratory app
equipped
*Physical Therapy
*Rural Health


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Smed- attached to facility
n beds *Separate entrance for
t care Emergency Department for
less to EMS vehicles
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tic lab- decontamination
super- *Outside pad for medical
medical emergency air transport
:t with The re-opening of the 25-bed
gnostic Gadsden County Critical Access
er the Hospital is considered to be a
radiol- start-up operation. Hospital
inder a services will be made available
1 food to the public uncrementally.
d dieti- In other matters, the Board
agreed that the county should
re and begin negotiations with the three
companies considered for man-
tment- aging the hospital. The compa-
nies are Tallahassee Memorial,
ns off Alliant Management Services
ent for and, Specialty Healthcare
ion Management.
e beds, Sen. Dudley, when looking at
uipped the business plan, questioned
the reason that the trust fund
which was not listed as a revenue
ibly as source. He said that a lender
nursing would look favorable on such an
facili- asset. He was critical of the lack
of investment of at least part of
nt: CT the fund. He said that drawing
nuclear less than 3 percent was not the
, and a best way to use the funds.
:quired "That is a horrible rate of
interest," Dudley said, and
asked if the county has someone
riately to invest it's money. County
Manager Marlon Brown said the
Clerk, Nicholas Thomas, is
Clinic responsible for the investments.


Board chairman angry about


lack of notification of lawsuit


by ALICE DU POINT
Times Editor

Gjdsden Hosptial. Inc
Boaid Chailmn.n Cr.lig
lMMillan made it clealto the
county's assistant attOine\.
Paul Sexton, that he v..as not
happI to find out the Bojid
was a party in a lawsuit and
that members of the Board had
never been informed of a;n\
legal action
"We ha1e aJsked \ou t'\ice
and e ie ne\ie ne\ei told. \\e've
had t.'.o meeines i silne the
suIt \.3as filed in Febiuai\
201.71 ;and no one told us. I'n.
perturbed." lMcillan said.
Se\ton explained that the
sunI \\.s a mo'e to keep the
dooi open tot discussions
about the license for the hospi-
tal and that the .law.suit t \'as
onlh a leyal action to keep the
license on the table fol discus-
sion and that it could not ha'.e
been done unless[ thle action
\'.as filed. He siid Ashtoid
Healthc.ae did not ha\e the
eIouirces to take the action on
their o\ n.


No one on the Board of
Directors argued that the
action taken \%as. not the route
to take. but McMillan and oth-
ers said to be kept in the dark
about the lav.sult \.a\s uLnac-
ceptable.
McMillan and Board
lemnbei Scott Whitehiead said
they are embarrassed \\hen
the.\ are asked b\ the public
what's happening \ lith the hos-
pital and they don't ha\e all of
the facts.
"It embarnasses nme \.hen I
am on a radio inter'rlev. and all
I can sd\ is that the\ ithe
ieportei kno\'s as much as I
do," McMIllan siud.
"I should haxe told \ou. I'm
sori\." Se\ton said.
"This is just plain v.tong."
said Sen. Fred Dudley. Board
member.
NMcNlllan also told the
Boaid that Congiessman Allen
Boid. ,xho was here several
weeks s ago and toured the hos-
pital. \%as not \erN happy\ \ ith
the lack of information either.
McMillan said Boyd \'ent to
an agency\ on behalf of the


county and the hospital in
Washington, DC and was told
that the county and the Board
have filed a federal lawsuit and
that the mattei could not.be
discussed.
County Manager Marlon
Brown said the Congressman's
staff v.as informed of the law-
suit.
"My feeling is that we're
not being kept in the loop."
IMcMillan -aid.
Se\ion said theie are some
sessions that can onl\ be
attended b\ the Board of
Count', Commissioners and
the attorney. He advised that
e\en though the\ are the hos-
pital's Board of Directors the\
cannot attend some meetings.
"That's the same shield that
\ou've put up since you're
been here.' lMcMNilin said.
addimn "Ne find out about
Shat's going on in the new spa-
per. If that' not the case it is
the preception and perception
lealtt."
"It '.ont happen again '\e
will gi\e interim reports.
Se\ton said.


Lawsuit, motions filed challenging Midway election


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Midway's legal woes contin-
ue.
A lawsuit and a series of
motions filed since April chal-
legge the city',) cent election -
and its results 3
In an April 13 lawsuit, filed
by former Midway district 5
City Council member Patrick
Johnson, Johnson's attorney
charges city officials should
have completed redistricting
before the election, and deter-
mined whether candidates in
the election were eligible to
run.
Johnson was defeated by
Quintealia Cato in the election.
The issue of redistricting is
not a new one for Midway.
Midway's recent growth
boom, which has added some
1,000 new homes to the city,
leaves some of its new resi-
dents outside old district
boundaries.
When the city was asked by
Gadsden County Supervisor of
Elections Shirley Knight to
complete an expansion of dis-
trict boundaries, council mem-
bers were unable" to reach an
agreement on the issue and it
went unattended.
Former City Manager Paul
Piller wrote in a memo to coun-
cil members that he advised
them Jan. 25, 2006 that Knight
needed information on how the
city would revise its districts to
accommodate the community's
growth: "Since the next census
was not until 2010, the memo
suggested the council divide up
Hill Top (subdivision) and Hill
Top North and put half in dis-
trict 4 and half in district 5, and
that Rustling Pines be put into
district 3 as a short term solu-
tion," Piller wrote.
"The minutes of the April 6,
2006 meeting reflect that the
City Council discussed district
boundaries for the newly
annexed areas, and a motion by
Mayor Pro Tem Barber, sec-
onded by Councilman Willis to
remove the item from the agen-
da until 2007. On May 30,
2006, we received a letter from
Shirley Knight, Gadsden
County Supervisor of
Elections, requesting'that all
voters must be placed in a


council district."
The first reading of an ordi-
nance proposing the expansion
of Midway districts was
delayed again after Nov. 2,
2006 meeting was cancelled
for lack of a quorum.
Back on the agenda for the
Dec. 7, 2006 meeting, four
months from the April election,
council members Chuck Willis
and Ella Barber rejected the
consultant proposed by Piller
for the redistricting and asked


that a list of consultants be
compiled.
In January, the item was
tabled after a motion to do so
by Willis. Barber said during
the meeting she didn't see the
urgency of redistricting; City
Attorney John Williams
advised council members that
by not redistricting, citizens'
right to run for office would be
taken away.
After an emergency hearing
April 18, Circuit Judge George


S. Reynolds III issued an order
on a motion to dismiss filed by
Midway's .attorney.
In it, he found "no failure of
a ministerial act" on the part of
city officials, but denied the
motion to dismiss as it related
to the lequet for declaratory
and injunction relief. He also
gave Johnson the option of fil-
ing an amended complaint,
which he did May 3. Jerry
Range, who ran for the district
3 seat and was defeated by


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incumbent Delores Madison,
joined the complaint at that
time.
The complaint asks for an
order from the judge for
declaratory and injunctive
relief to contest the election
and the.'.\ earning in of election
winners.
Because no order had been


issued by the court on the latest
complaint, Assistant City
Attorney Larry White went
ahead with the swearing in of
new council members with
loud opposition from some
audience members at the May
3 City Courcil meeting.
Sno


NOTICE OF

PROPOSED ORDINANCE


The City of Gretna, Florida, proposes to adopt the

following ordinance:


ORDINANCE NO. 2007-3


AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRENTA,
FLORIDA RELATING, TO THE COMPOSITION,
ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE FOR MEM-

BERS OF THE GRETNA CITY COMMISSION;
EXTENDS TERMS OF OFFICE FOR COMMIS-

SIONERS FROM TWO (2) YEARS TO FOUR (4)

YEARS; PROVIDES AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


A public hearing will be held on June 5, 2007, at the

City Commission Chambers, Gretna City Hall, 14615

Main Street, Gretna, Florida 32332. Notice is hereby

given that all interested parties may appear at the

meeting and be heard by the City Commission with

respect to the proposed ordinance listed above. A

copy of the proposed ordinance is available at Gretna
City Hall and may be inspected by the public.


Antonio Jefferson

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City of Gretna, Florida






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"I'm glad my daddy's not


here to see the way


butchered this house,"


vou said.


The house she was talking
about was my grandfathers old
home place in Ebro. I spent a
lot of money and time to
remodel it, and make it livable.
A decision had to be made.
whether, to take the house
down or fix it up. My sister
and I choose to fix it up, to
save memories, and to have a
place to take mom when I keep
her.
As morn approaches 95, my
sister Pat, is still her main
caregiver.
I manage to get her two or
three days a week when possi-
ble. The arrangement for both


of us is getting harder.
Mom's dementia is
approaching Alzheimer's. The
level of difficulty in handling
her is getting tougher. Less
comical things are said by her,
more mean spirited things.
Like her statement about the
house.
When she's at Ebro she
sleeps better and longer in her
old bed, than she does at nmy
sister's house in Panama City.
Most of the time she seems to
enjoy the fact that the house
has been fixed up.
Then there's the biting state-
ments.


As we approach another
Mother's Da\ with her, she still
manages to eat well, especially
if it's things she ants. Her
favorite foods include vegeta-
bles, pizza, scrambled eggs.
grits, spaghetti. and most anm
sweets, especially popsicles
which she call sticks.
She still likes to hold babies.
visit nieces, 2et her hair and
nails fixed, and attend church
to get her hugs.
She also seems to like giv-
ing Pat and I a harder time.
But, I guess that's part of the
territory as we try to keep
holding on to our mom.


Chipola College wins state baseball championship


By JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor

Chipola College pounded
18 hits and routed Central
Florida Community College
12-2 in the Florida Junior
College State Baseball
Tournament Finals Tuesday
afternoon in Winter Haven.
The win sends the Indians
to National Jucco Tournament
in Grand Junction Colorado
later this month.
Chipola took control of the


game early scoring 6 runs in
the first 2 innings. They also
had a 2 run 5th and a 3 run
7th.
Benficiary of the run was
pitcher Drew Parker who
tossed a 5 hitter through 8
innings with 7 strike outs..
Logan Pierce, Tom
Hatcher, Paul Ghethell and
Jesus Barroso popped 3 hits
each to lead the offense.
The win was the fourth
straight for the Indians in the
tournament.


They defeated Manatee 7-6
in their first tournament game
on Friday using a 2 run 9th
inning rally to pull it out.
Brandon Street singled in
the winning run after Barroso
knocked in the tying score.
Bryan Hobbs hit a 2 run
homer in the fifth and David
Jones got the win in relief.
Kevin McCoy a former
Quincy S.W.A.T. pitcher, got
a set up as he pitched 4 middle
innings holding Manatee
while Chipola caught up.


Saturday the Indians
defeated the Palm Beach
College 6-4 behind the pitch-
ing of Ryan Chafee who
pitched a complete game.
Chafee allowed only 3 hits
and had 9 k's.
Only 2 of the 4 runs were
earned.
Street drove in 3 runs with
2 hits for Chipola in
Saturday's game.
Monday the Indians edged
Manatee again beating the
Lancers 4-3.


Tyler Musselwhite was the
winning pitcher with McCoy
getting the save. The left-han-
der came in with 2 on and 1
out in the ninth. He got a fly
out and a strike out to end the
game.
"As an overview, we had
great pitching and we execut-
ed well offensively," said
Chipola head coach Jeff
Johnson, a former Quincy
Post 84 player.
In his 11 years as the
Indians head coach his teams


had finished 2nd three times,
and 3rd twice before winning
the big one.
"This team has great chem-
istry," Johnson continued. "I
may have had more talented
teams, but this team played
together and were as close as
any team could be."
The baseball championship
gave Chipola a clean sweep in
the state's Jucco team sports.
They won both the girl's
and boy's basketball titles ear-
lier as well as girl's softball.


Spring football, under way


Spring football got underway
last Tuesday and all three coun-
ty playing football schools are
busy at it.
At East Gadsden, coach
Scott Anderson has close to 100
trying out for the jv and varsity
squads.
"I'm very pleased with the
turn out." Anderson says. "We
have a good crop of incoming
freshman, some of which may
help next year." "We also have a
good group of new players from
on campus and some of them
look good." Anderson contin-


ued. "Plus a lot of returning
players have worked out this
winter and it really shows."
"We'll find out some things
Friday night when we turn on
the lights for a scrimmage."
East Gadsden will play a
scrimmage at the Jaguar Field at
7:30 Friday and the public is
invited.
Coach Robert Jackson at
West Gadsden has close to 40
out for the spring session.
"We're coming along pretty
good." Jackson said. "The kids
seem to be working hard, and


we think our offense is improv-
ing."
At Munroe coach Adam
Reep has about 20 out this
spring.
"We've been working hard on
fundamentals, and looking for-
ward to see how we match up in
our jamboree next week." Reep
said.
The Bobcats are working
toward the Aucilla Jamboree on
May 18 when they will meet
Maclay in the Tallahassee
school's first ever tackle football
competition.


Pigskin events planned for next week


All three county football
teams will be playing in spring
football events next week.
East Gadsden will play in
Madison on Saturday May 19
meeting both Madison Co. and
Taylor Co. in a half.The Jaguars


will also hold a 7:30 pm scrim-
mage this Friday night at the
Jaguar Stadium in which the
public is invited.
West Gadsden will play in
Monticello on Friday May 18
with host Jefferson Co. and


FAMU providing the competi-
tion.
Munroe will play in a jam-
boree hosted by Aucilla. The
Bobcats face Maclay that night
and Aucilla will play John Paul


Seminole Ramlins


Settin here in the kitchen
watching the birds and squirrels
eat makes me wonder how the
fishen would have been many
years ago when sharks roamed
the Flint, Chattahoochee, and
Apalachicola Rivers. Some
sharks left the earth with the
dinosaurs. Good I bet.
The Pole fishermen have
had a week at the Bream,
Shellcracker, and Perch.
There was fish caught in the
morning most everyday. I was
given 2 mess's from a fine
young fishermen, I mean
ready to eat.
Friday at noon there was
450 Shellcrackers in different
coolers waiting to be scaled
and cleaned. The beds have
been fished several days but
there seems to be fish a plenny
still. One boat reported he and
wife caught 50 and had to filet
all of them because of their
size. Another boat said he


caught some big as a toilet
seat. I didn't see those but I
don't doubt it at all.
Friday a Tallahassee boat
had 5 Bass at 25 pounds on
Top Water. The St. John Bass
Club from Jacksonville fished
and Wes Pace won it with
12.89,
Pat Lanier was second with
12.75, Al Davis was third with
10.03. This club was the first
B.A.S.S. club formed in
Florida and 5th formed in the
nation. They have fished once
a month for 41 years. When
they formed, it was agreed to
teach a young boy how to fish.
Peter T. was their first and
now they have his son.
The Rose City Bass Club
fished 23 boats on Sunday
with Merritt and Key winning
with 21.61, Hatton and
Hatton second with 14.61,
White and Brentley with
14.13. Key and Merritt had


Big Fish 6.59.
SThe Five Flags Bass Club
of Pensacola fished out with
Jordon winning with 18.40,
Tom LaBelle took second with
17.66, Nelson took third with
15.44. The Big Fish was a
6.99 by Tom Jordon.

Wingate's Fishing Report

May 6 2007

Lake Surface Temp:
810

Lake Level: Way Down

Chattahoochee:
Clearing and Fast

Flint: Dingy


Spring Creek:


Women's League
Standings
Lady Hornets
Lady Panthers
Diamond Girl's
Top hitters (25 at bats)
S. Green. L.H.
E. Brown, L.P.
B. Luckett, L.P.
H. Scott, L.P.
S. Thigpen, L.P.

Men's Division I
Standings
Heat
Holt's Trucking
Showtime
Hiro
Top Hitters (28 at bat)
L. Johnson, Heat
W. Gamble, Heat
G. Reynolds, Heat
V. Hill, Heat
C. Moore, Holt's

Men's Division II
Standings
First Baptist
Shiloh
First Presbyterian
Centenary
Faith Heritage
Top hitter's (28 at bat)
J. Fioramanti, F.B.
B. Seymour, Shiloh
D. Bond, F.P.
M. Park, F.B.
R. Braswell, FP.


8-1
5-4
0-8

.769
.766
.680
.677
.666




9-1
7-3
4-5
1-8

.740
.720
.705
.702
.700




9-1
8-2
4-6
3-7
1-8

.702
.694
.687
.648
.647


QUINCY RECREATION
DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS

Summer Day Camp Registration is
Open
Camp Dates: June 4 through July
27
Age Groups: (5-6), (7-9), (10-12)
Weekly Fee: $35 (City), $40 (Non
City)
Dance Classes
Days: Mondays and Tuesday's
Place: Ferolito Center
Cost: $20 (City), $25( Non City)
Aerobics
Days: Monday's and Wednesday's
Place: Ferolito center
Cost: $20 (Three month session)
Yoga
Days: Tuesday's and Thursday's
Place: Campbell-Kelly Center
Cost: $20 (Three month session)
Taekwondo
Days: Monday's and Wednesday's
Place:Campbell-Kelly Center
Cost: $20 (Two month session)
Interested parties should also con-
tact the Recreation Department
about the following programs:
Adult Co-Ed Church League
Volleyball
Horseshoe Toss League
Adult Co-Ed Softball
For information about any pro-
grams call the Recreation
Department at 875-2255 or visit the
office at the Ferolito Center on
North Graves Street.


Clear


Report provided by: Jack
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The Gadsden County Times May 10, 2007 11


Homebuyer Expo to provide aid for first-time home buyers


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

If you want to buy a house
and don't know where to start,
mark your calendar for
Saturday, May 12, and head for
the UF IFAS Research Center
off Pat Thomas Highway by 10
a.m.
It's the 2007 Gadsden County


Community Homebuyer Expo
and is aimed at helping first time
home buyers realize the
American dream of home own-
ership.
"Lenders, builders, realtors,
closing agents, insurance agents
and other development partners
will all be there to help the first
time buyers," said Farnita
Saunders, the county's director


of economic development.
"We want to really help those
potential homeowners who have
credit issues. If they come out to
this Expo, we will work with
them to improve their credit and
prepare them for homeowner-
ship," said Brenda Holt, chair-
man of the Board of County
Commissioners.
The Expo will provide a


forum for families and individu-
als to understand the responsi-
bilities that go with home own-
ership, according to Saunders.
"One of the major topics of dis-
cussion will be understanding
credit and the impact that
derogatory (bad) credit has on
one's ability to purchase a
home," she said.
She called homeownership


"vital" for the county's economy
because it stimulates growth and
jobs. "It also provides an essen-
tial and basic necessity. It is our
goal to ensure our residents are
able to reside in safe, decent,
and sanitary housing," Saunders
said.
The Expo will also feature
refreshments and door prizes,
games for the children, a credit


counseling session, builder and
lender roundtable discussions,
library and recycling services,
information on parks and recre-
ation, and other county services
that are available. The Expo
ends at 2 p.m.
For more information, call
the Community Development
Office at 875-8659.


Officials





considering





airport





expansion


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Several local community lead-
- ers say now is the time to explore
the potential for the Quincy
Airport.
With Piper Aircraft Inc. eyeing
Tallahassee as a possible reloca-
tion site from Indian River and
businesses like Ringpower locat-
ing within Gadsden County, the
Quincy Airport is in the perfect
position to serve the growing
needs of Gadsden County, said
David Gardner, executive director
of the Gadsden County Chamber
of Commerce.
"The chamber certainly recog-
nizes this airport is an important
asset," Gardner. said during
Monday meeting of the Quincy
Airport Authority. "The last thing
we want to do is change the cul-
ture of this airport, its recreation-
al opportunities, skydiving, etc.
One of the areas I would really


like you to consider looking at is
expansion. There are a lot of
things that could go along with an
expansion nature tourism, man-
ufacturer distribution, mentoring.
We could show some of these
kids that avionics may be an
opportunity for them."
The airport has been through
good times and bad, nearly clos-
ing in the late 1980s for lack of
support. The 204 acre airport was
used as a site for cropdusters to
take off from and land in for
years, and airport authority mem-
bers are currently working on the
renovation of the facility's flight
operation base which members
hope could begin as soon as July
or August.
Piper is considering locating a
new division in Tallahassee and
possibly, its corporate headquar-
ters.
Gadsden County native Mack
Langston of Flightline, based in
Tallahassee, said Piper's new


Quincy/Gadsden County Airport Authority members solicited input from community leaders including Gadsden County
Commissioner Doug Croley, center, Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce Director David Gardner, to the right of Croley, and
Mack Langston of Flightline plans to expand the airport. (Photo courtesy Byroh Spires)


focus on very light jets (VLJs)
will bring aviation to a much larg-
er audience, making it more
affordable to fly on and to own
the small aircraft, which will start
at a base price of around $1.5 mil-
lion. .
Flightline is Piper's largest
dealer and covers a seven-state
territory.
"I learned to fly here, jumped
my first time here ... I hear about
Quincy.that this is a sport aviation
airport, but it also:provides busi-
ness opportunities," Langston
,said. "We've all seen sharing of
aircraft become the norm ...
VLJs are a whole new concept.
These are aircraft that are able to


get in and out of much smaller
runways. Dayjet will kick off the
Eclipse in Tallahassee by June -
Tallahassee will then most likely
begin to come out and service
Quincy and surrounding areas.
VLJs will change the charter
business. With that, I think you
will see a lot more people want to
come to Quincy and surrounding
areas."
Dayjet books charter flights
,for people who call in there is.no
schedudng and prices for pas-
sengers will be very reasonable,
Langston said. The company
recently announced plans to
locate in Tallahassee.
"It will start a type of opera-


tion that brings charter out of the
dark ages," Langston said.
To meet specification for com-
panies like Dayjet, the Quincy
Airport Authority would have to
expands its runway from its cur-
rent length of 2,964 feet to 4,000
feet. The facility already has a
waiting list for hangars, and board
members hope to be able to add
more hangars to the facility.
Gadsden County
Conmnusioner'Doug Cioley said
he thinks the -_panlion is worth,.
pursuing, and that he is certain the
airport will find support for the
move throughout the community.
"I do think it's a great opportu-
nity," he said. "I know you can


get some help with this."
One early ally is Congressman
Allen Boyd, (D-FL).
"Expanding the airport could r
mean great things for the people
of Gadsden County," Boyd said
in a press release.
"Municipal airports like the
Quincy airport represent both an
important transportation link and
a critical part of the local econo-
my. Any opportunity to provide
new local jobs while alsqenhanch
ing the Quincy Airport is inMn-
win situation for Gadsden
County. I look forward to work-
ing with the folks of Gadsden to ,
determine what role I can play in
assisting this effort."


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appreciation for his years of service to the City of Midway. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


HUNKERIN' from Page 4


"Come on Blue, work hard! You
are going to give them the
game!" The baseball fanatic
brought me back to the present.
"Just be fair!"
When anyone says "just be fair",
you. know what he really
means .....
Each team traded a couple of runs
in the first two innings. Me and
my buddy were reminiscing in
between pitches about Rocky
Colavito, Harvey Kuenn, the
Mistake on the Lake and The
Bingo Long Traveling All Stars
and Motor Kings.
Leather lungs never relented. If
anything he grew louder as the
game progressed. He had a
negative comment for the
umpires, the coach and the
players. And the coach and the
players were HIS team! He was
sure interested in all the folks
around him realizing what a
smart baseball guy he was.
I remembered watching a practice
session years ago when a ball


rolled through a helpless six years
olds trembling legs and the man
hitting the ground balls
(definitely not a coach or even
remotely a baseball person)
yelled down at him, "My
grandmother could have caught
that ball!"
I have laid awake at night over
the yeais wondering how that
comment helped that aspiring
young heart be a better baseball
player.....
Yelling does not make you an
expert on anything.
It crossed my mind to turn to the
guy and quietly say, "You're
obviously a baseball guy, do you
think our pitcher is over rotating
with his hips and leading with his
elbow causing his arm to drag
slightly behind and thus forcing
his pitches up in the zone? Or do
you think the problem is his
stride falls a little short and he is
landing more on his heel and that
is the reason his pitches are high?
Is he throwing across his body?


Or is his upper torso leaning a
little too far back on his wind up
and his balance gets skewed
somewhat and he has to over
compensate and rush to catch up
with his front leg....."
I let it all pass. With a smile. This
night was too perfect. The air too
pure. The game tod timeless..... I
was hoping we could tie up the
score and play till midnight!
If a guy is too "into himself" to
see what was unfolding before his
very eyes I don't think a nudge
from me was going to help any.
He sure wasn't going to detract
one millisecond of this game
from me! I was going to soak in
every movement, every pitch,
every slide, every catch, every
breath-taking turn around second
base.....
And somewhere down about the
sixth inning, I stopped hating
Sally Hartung. And started
feeling sorry for her.
Respectfully,
Kes


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- Sudden numbness or weakness
of the face, arm or leg, especially
on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble
speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing
in one or both eyes
-Sudden trouble walking,
dizziness, loss of balance
or coordination
SSudden, severe headache
vith no known cause


Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is the only certified
stroke center in the Big Bend. The Joint Commission
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TMH follows national standards and guidelines in its
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signs of stroke and teach them to others Call 911
immediately if you or a loved one is having a stroke.
Every second counts1


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Obittaries


iElen Sailor Belford

Elen Sailor
;Belford, 80,
;of Quincy,
Died on
Monday,
SApril 30,
:2007, in
Tallahassee,
F1. Services
;will be held on Saturday, May 5,
:2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church in
:Quincy. Burial will be at
:Williams Cemetery in Quincy
'with Bradwell Mortuary han-
dling the funeral arrangements.
Elen Sailor Belford was bomr
:on October 15, 1926 in
Cuthbert, Georgia to Will and
Lena Ransom Sailor. He attend-
ed the public schools of
Gadsden County and was a
member of Mission #2
Auxiliary.
SShe is survived by her spouse
of 57 years, A. J. Belford of
Quincy, 5 daughters, Betty Ann
Belford of Cleveland, Ohio,
'Gracie Belford Powell Jones
and Mary Belford Lurry(Willie)
of Quincy, Fl, Rosemary
Belford Jackson(Ronnie) of Mt.
Pleasant, Fl, Doroth Belford
Goldwire(Willie) of Havana, Fl,
four sisters, Rushie Sailor Pratt
and Mary Sailor Wright of
Philadelphia, PA, Lena Sailor
Smith, Ulagious Sailor of
Quincy, FI and brother,
Roosevelt Sailor of Quincy, Fl,
9 grandchildren and 9 great
Grandchildren. Preceded in
'death, one child, A. J. Belford,
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Destiny A'miracle
Kenon

Destiny A'miracle Kenon, Infant,
of Qunicy, died on April. 16 in
Tallahassee, FL. Funeral Service
were Friday, April 27th at Glory
.Taber0acle, burial at Sunnyvale
Cemetery. Bradwell Mortuary
was in charge of funeral arrange-
ments.
She was born April 16, 2007 in
Tallahassee, FL to James and
:.Peggie Kenon. Survivors include
:her Father James Kenon Sr. of
Quincy; Mother Peggie Kenon of
Quincy; 3 brothers James Kenon
SJr., Carlos Kenon, and Leonardo
;Kenon of Quincy; Great
Grandfather Major Dixon Sr. of
Midway; Great Grandmother
Bertha Dixon of Midway; 7
uncles Ronnie Dixon (Starratha),
Eddie Smith (Marlyna), Johnny
;Smith, Kerry Kenon (Vickie),
SAllen Kenon, Charles Kenon, and
SEolysd Kenon of Quincy; 9 Aunt
SPatricia Marshall, Lenora Holmes
(Larry), Marie Gunn (Robert),
Diane Smiith, Melissa Smith,
Chelsie Kenon, Carol Kenon,
Mary Ann Kenon and Shirley
Kenon of Quincy; and God moth-
:er Pastor Shirely Moore of
'Quincy.

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i Pease, Linda

: Linda Kaye Collins Pease, 54,
of Bainbridge, Georgia, died on
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 in
Georgia. Services are 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2007 at
Palace AME Church in Havana.
Burial will be at Sunnyvale
Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 11 at
Bradwell Mortuary.


Clemon L. Sanders

Clemon L.
Sanders, 88,





March 6,
1919 in Quincy, FL to Tyler Sr.
and Ellen Sanders, He received
his education in Gadsden
County School Sytem. He mar-
ried Vera Williams Sanders, and
worked as a UTR Specialist -
Florida State Hospital- Farmer.
He was an Army & ,Airforce
Corpal, a Deacon, and
Superintendent of Sunday
School at Mt. Calvary P.B.
'Church. Also, he was founder of
Choir Union #5 and was a mem-
ber of The Silver Star Lodge
#61 and President of Citywide
Usher Union.
Funeral service will be May 6th
at 3PM at Mt. Calvary P.B.
Church, burial at Church
Cemetery (Robertsville
Community).. Visitation
Saturday May 5th from 6PM to
8PM. Bradwell Mortuary is in
charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his spouse of
56 years Vera Williams Sanders
of Quincy; 2 sons, Clemon
Sanders(Cynthia) of Wetumpka,
AL; Morris Sanders (Kimberly)
of New London, CT; 4 daugh-
ters, Sharon Taylor(Curtis) of
Tallahassee, Miriam Walker
(William) of Quincy, LeVetra
Sanders of Quincy, LeVeria
Sanders of Panama City; Sister
Lillie Mae Sanders Moore of
Quincy.
Preceded in death by 7 siblings
Tyler Sanders, Annie Mae
McCarthy, Rev. John Cera
Sanders, McNeil Sanders,
Roosevelt Sanders, Louise
Henderson, and George Sanders
Sr.


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Williams, Jim

Jim Williams, 52, of
Tallahassee died on Friday May
4, 2007 in Tallahassee. Services

are Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 1
p.m. at Bradwell Mortuary.
Visitation will be held Friday,
May 11 from 3-8 p.m. at
Bradwell Mortuary.


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Jetton, Darien Jeffery

Darien Jeffery Jetton, 39, for-
merly of Quincy, died on April
30, 2007. in Clermont.
Graveside Services were held at
4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2007
at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Darien Jetton was born
November 12, 1967 in
Tallahassee and was a resident
of Quincy until 1987. He was a
member of Centenary United
Methodist Church in Quincy.
He was a server at Cracker
Barrel. He is survived by: his
mother, Diane Lowe Jetton of
Brevard, NC; father, Dewey J.
Jetton, Sr. of Quincy; brother,
Dewey Jetton, Jr. of Ft.
Lauderdale, FL; sister, Dana
Jacobs of Longwood, FL; aunts
and uncles. Because of Darien's
love of animals, family suggests
memorials to South Lake
Animal League, 10632 SR 33,
Groveland, FL 34736.


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Chttrch news


Mt. Moriah First
Missionary Baptist
Church

On Saturday, May 19th, from
4:00 PM 8:00PM, there will be
a Men's Seminar Entitled
Transforming the Imago Dei" of
the "Male" into a Christ-
Centered "Man" hosted at Mt.
Moriah First Missionary Baptist
Church located at 302 South
Tenth Street, Quincy, Florida
32351. Elder Melvin E.
Crawford, Sr is the Pastor.
There will be handouts and


materials available on-site and
dinner will be served. For
more information please call
850-528-6729.

Mt. Zion PB Church
News

Bible Study and Youth
Teaching, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Mass Choir Rehearsal,
Thursday at 7 p.m. Monthly
conference will be held Friday
at 7 p.m., all members are asked
to be in attendance. Church
School Sunday morning at 9:30
a.m. On Sunday at 11 a.m. there


will be a special Mother's Day
Service. The Theme is "A
Mother's Love". The Matrons
will have their regular monthly
meeting following morning
service, all matrons are asked to
be present, we will be having
our final plans for our anniver-
say to discuss. Intercessary
prayer each Monday and
Tuesday at 12 noon. The clothes
closet and food pantry is avail-
able for those needing this serv-
ice, plese call 850-627-8442 for
assistance. Who can find a virtu-
os woman? for her Price is far
above rubies. Proverbs 31:1


Pine Bloom MB
Church News

Pine Bloom will host a Pre-
Mother's Day Service Saturday,
May 12 at 7 P.M. The guest
speaker will be Dr. Rufus
Woods of Panama City, FL.
Mother's Day Service will be
Sunday, May 13 at 11A.M. with
guest speaker Evangelist
Corrine Smith. You are invited
to attend our services. Church is
located at 229 Kemp Street,
Greensboro, Reverend William
Brinson, Pastor.


Current, former heads of KidCare



urge lawmakers to save program


TALLAHASSEE-Three days
after the Florida Legislature
ended its annual session without
steps to bolster a program that
provides, low-cost health insur-
ance for hundreds of thousands
of kids, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
and Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink today urged Gov.
Charlie Crist and legislative
leaders to shore up the program
during an upcoming special ses-
sion.
Without quick action, the
state's KidCare program will
continue to operate as a compli-
cated bureaucratic maze, leav-
ing tens of thousands of chil-
dren without affordable cover-
age for doctor office visits, pre-
scription medicines and hospital
costs.
Nelson, who was elected to the
U.S. Senate in 2000, served the


previous six years as Florida's
treasurer and insurance com-
missioner, a position that' also
involved his overseeing the
Healthy Kids Board, a compo-
nent of the state's insurance pro-
gram for school-age kids. "The
health of our children deter-
mines not just their well-being
but their ability to flourish in
life," Nelson said in statement
issued in Washington, D.C.,
today. Nelson's former state
posts were combined with the
Florida comptroller's into the
new position of chief financial
officer.
"It's essential that we reform
the Florida KidCare program
this year," said CFO Sink, the
current chair of the Healthy
Kids Board. "Sen. Nelson and I
are calling upon the governor
and legislative leadership to add


this important issue to the
upcoming special session."
Over the past few years, more
than 100,000 Florida children
have lost their health insurance
coverage through the KidCare
program. By failing to invest in
this critical program, the state
continues to lose millions in
federal funding, as every state
dollar invested in KidCare earns
a two dollar match from the fed-
eral government. If Florida
fails to reform KidCare, the
state will continue to lose more
federal funding to other states
and thousands of children will
only receive health care from
local emergency rooms at high-
er taxpayer expense.
Sink added she was pleased to
see some additional funding in
the state budget, but without the
critically needed KidCare


enrollment process changes, the
money will have a hard time
reaching these families. "What
good is additional funding if the
families can't access it because
the program is more convoluted
than a spaghetti factory?" ques-
tioned CFO Sink.
The Florida KidCare program,
once a model program for the
nation, is a public-private part-
nership that helps eligible work-
ings families purchase afford-
able health insurance for their
children. Currently, Florida has
the second-highest percentage
of uninsured children 17 per-
cent behind Texas. More than
500,000 additional children are
estimated to be eligible for the
KidCare program, if adequately
funded and streamlined to make
it easier for families.


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We would like to say

Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day.
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Oh what would we do
Sewithout Momlll She
changed our diapers,
cried when we cried,
Cooked our dinner,
tucked us in at night...
and the list continues.
On this Mother's Day
let's honor our mothers
to the fullest extent. Let
'her know how much
you appreciate all the
N; things she's done for
you, even if it was just
kissing the pain away
.. from a boo boo.
",1- Remember to pray for
;:,.: .her too!

FaI il 7 Ti'vle This weeL:-
Help mom clean this week as a Favill.


.r..aL. Gible lRe odints:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Acts 22 Acts 23 Acts 24 Acts 25 Acts 26


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Agape Christian Fellowship
Center will have service in
*Malone, FL with Prophetess
Virginia Smith at Cornerstone
Ministries on Friday, May 11 at
7 p.m. Everyone is invited to
worship and praise God with us.
On May 26, we will have a din-
ner and movie night at 5:30 p.m.
The cost is $6 and the menu
consists of: Spaghetti, Salad,
Green Beans, Rolls and Tea. It
will be a great time for everyone
so come and help us celebrate
"One Night With The King".
Other service times are as fol-
lows: Prayer-Monday at 7 p.m.;
Bible Study-Wednesday at 7:30
p.m.; Sunday School-Sunday-9
a.m.; Morning Worship-Sunday
at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Elect
Reginald Washington, Pastor.

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Rev. Lloyd Graham, Sr., Pastor
Mother's Day Service
May 13, 2007
11:00 a.m.
Women's Ministry Service
May 20, 2007
3:00 p.m.
Youth Service
May 27, 2007
3:00 p.m.
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June 25-29, 2007
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Mother's Day program

New Bethel A.M.E. Church
would like
to cordially
invite you to
attend it's
Annual a I
Mother's
D a y
Program.
The speaker
for the evening will be Attorney
Marva Davis-Roberts. The theme -
"A Day of Thanksgiving for
Mothers." Service will begin at
11:00 a.m. The pastor is reverend
Roosevelt Hardy.

Fellowship Assembly
to hold Homecoming


Church will bne having
Homecoming on May 20th. Rev.
Mildred Barfield will be guest
speaker. Lunch will be served at
noon. Craig Edwards will be
featured singer at 2 p.m. P.M.
We are located 20 miles west of
Greensboro on Highway 12 (
known as Bristol Highway).
Everyone is invited and wel-
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Cornerstone Mother's
Day celebration

Mother's: DaI CelebIation at
Cornerstone Community
Outreach COGIC, 1130 W
Franklin St in Quincy, on
Sunday May 13th at 11:30 a.m.
Guest speaker will bee
Missionay Sharon Coleman. For
more information contact
Missionary Julia Wilson at 850-
627-8471, Elder Raymond
Wilson, Pastor.
Faith Cornerstone Church
Ministry, Inc. in Malone,
Florida, where Prophetess
Virginia M. Smith is the Pastor,
will be having the following
programs:
Church Anniversary on May
"7-12, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m. (cst.)
nightly
Mother's Day Program on
May 13, 2007 @ 10:00
a.m.(cst.)
Mother-In-Law & Daughter-
In-Law Program on May 19,
2007 @ 6:00 p.m. (cst.)
For more information, please
contact Pastor Virginia Smith at
850-569-5600 or 850-856-9056,
Elder James Andrews at 850-
482-8766 or Bro. Bruce Ivey at
850-251-4676.

Fountain Head AME
Church conference

Church conference Wednesday,
May 9, at 6:30 p.m. We will be on
program at Pope Chapel AME
Church May 20 at 11:00 a.m.
members that will be riding the
church van are asked to be at the
church at 9:00 a.m. Musical
Program, May 26, 2007 at 7:00
p.m. all surrounding churches are
invited to attend all groups that
will be participating are asked to
contact Brother Terrence Wood at
509-1318. Annual Men and
Women Day Program on May 27,
2007 at 4:00 p.m., our guest will be
The Open Door Church Family
along with Bishop Alls everyone is
invited to attend. For more infor-
mation, please contact Brother
Willie Glover at 856-9034.


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Prayer Breakfast

The Pastor, Deacons, and
Laymen of Friendship Primitive
Baptist Church will host their
Annual Mother's Day Breakfast on
Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 8:00 AM.
The guest speaker will be Sister
Lynn Sweet of St. Mary M B
Church. The public is cordially
invited to share in this joyous occa-
sion and to worship with us in our
11:00 AM Service. Our theme for
the day will be "Women United in
Christ". Elder Cedric Spradley is
Pastor. For more information
please call 850-539-5184.

Mount Olive Freewill
Baptist Church

The Mount Olive Freewill
Baptist Church family would like
to extend a personal invitation to
the family and friends of Gadsden
County and the surrounding area
to attend their Pastor's (Elder
William B. Wiggins, II) 2nd
Anniversary May 15-18 @ 7:30
p.m. nightly and Sunday services
@ 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Pastor Julius Robinson
St. Mary MB Church
Tuesday, May 15
Rev. Dr. Gerald Thomas, Pastor
Greater Harvest Ministries
Wednesday, May 16
Pastor Larryisaac F. Scott
First Elizabeth MBC
Thursday, May 17
Elder Julius Harris, Pastor
New Jerusalem Missionary
Baptist Church
Friday, May 18
Elder John D. Harris
Love'& Faith Ministry
Tallahassee, FL
Sunday, May 20
Elder O. Jermaine Simmons
Jacob Chapel Freewill Baptist
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Tallahassee, FL -
Sunday, May 20

Mother's Day Service

The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church
Deaconess Ministry will host it's
annual Mother's Day Program
on Sunday, May 13th at 11 a.m.
The speaker for this occasion.is
Sister Delores Parker from
Bainbridge, Georgia..
Mother's Day service will con-
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Mother's Day Gospel Program
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If you would like.to share news about
your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


First birthday
celebration

Taylar Makensey Knight cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
Wednesday, May 9, at Chuck E.
Cheese with friends. Taylar is
the lovely daughter of
Annekquah Campbell and Arlie
Knight. Her maternal grandpar-
ents are Michele Campbell and
the late Angelo Rooks. Her
paternal grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Calvin and Charlotte
Stephens and the late Arlie
Knight, Sr. Her godparents are
Angela Armstead, Ashely
McNealy, Carlos McClellan,
Kenae Bronson and the late
William Kenny Bronson. Taylar
will finish celebrating her first
birthday with a party Saturday,
May 12 at her grandmother's
house. Friends and Family are
invited to join the fun.


Scout fund

raiser set

for Tuesday

Gadsden County Scouting
Dinner Host Committee will be
holding its annual fund raising
event on Tuesday May 15th.
This year's event will be held at
the Sawano Club beginning at
6pm with a social hour and
steak dinner at 7 pm..
This is an opportunity for the
community to learn more about
scouting and hear from a very
special speaker.
A donation of $150.00 per
couple is requested. All pro-
ceeds will be used by the
Suwannee River Area Council
and with the majority coming
back to our area for improve-
ments and maintenance of the
Wallwood Boy Scout
Reservation at Lake Talquin.
For more information, please
call Gia Howell with the
Gadsden County Chamber of
Commerce at (850) 627-9231.


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set to marry


Kala Serina Williams and Mikal Paul Koonce along with their
families and friends would like to announce their engagement. The
couple will exchange their vows on May 19, 2007, at New Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church in Quincy, Florida, at 3:00
p.m.
Kala is the daughter of Mr. Emanuel Brown and the late Mrs.
Ella Jordan Turner. Kala attends Florida State University where she
is seeking a degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently employed
as a sales associate at Flying J in Midway, FL.
Mikal is the son of Mr. Mikal Patterson Koonce and Mrs. Pauline
Koonce McMillon and the late Mr. Randal McMillon. Mikal is a
2003 graduate of Florida State University. He is 'CEO of Versatile
Services, Inc., and is employed at Real Estate Services, Inc. as a
bank consultant and property manager. Mikal and Kala are both
members of the James A. Shanks High School Graduating Class of
1997.
The couple cordially invites the public to the ceremony. There
will be an adult reception following the nuptials at the New '
American Legion on East Washington Street in Quincy, FL. The
couple will spend an elaborate honeymoon cruise to Mexico, the
Grand Cayman Islands, Belize, and other isles of the Carribean. / ,/ ,- e' '



Earnest, Frascona announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Earnest Jr. of Tallahassee are
pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary
Elizabeth, to Mason Charles Franscona. The bride to be is the
granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas (Tom)
Earnest of Quincy and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Rogers of
Warner Robins, Georgia. Mary received a Bachelor of Science
i degree in Education from Flagler College and taught in Lima, Peru
for one year. She is currently employed by Designs Unlimited in
STallahassee. The groom to be is the son of Mr. Henry Charles
(Hank) Frascona of Quincy and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zajac of
Tallahassee. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Monroe
Franscon.i.and the late Mr. John Frank (Suki-i ,iMason and NMrs.
Frances Mason of Shellman, Georgia. iMamjoi-ii ll i iadutre from
Flagler College May 2007, with a Bacheloi of Science degree in
Business Administration. The couple will be united in marriage on
June 23 at Antioch Baptist Church on McCall Bridge Road in
S. Quincy.


McCranie to wed Cedric Suber.

Julia Crowson of 4. 0.
Blountstown, announces the .-"
engagement of her daughter
Sharyl McCranie to Cedric
Suber, son of Marilyn Suber of
Bainbridge, Georgia and the
late Booster Suber of
Greensboro, Florida. Ms. 0.
McCranie is a 1995 graduate of
Wakulla High School and is '
employed with Harrell Roofing,
Inc. in Tallahassee. Mr. Suber is
a 1993 graduate of Robert F. 4k
Munroe and is employed with .
Harborlite Corporation in
Quincy. A June 9th wedding is p.:,% :
planned.


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James A. Shanks Class
of 1978

The 30th Class Reunion plans
are finalize. We will be traveling
to Hidden Valley Resort in
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 12-
15, 2008, with Memorable
Service on Sunday, June 8, 2008.
For complete details and ques-
tions please contact (before June
1, 2007) Nellie Nealy Graham at
email nrnreed@yahoo.com or call
(850) 933-8344 and/or Gennett
Garrett at email
garrett@met.fsu.edu or call (850)
385-3250.

Class Of 1977 meeting

ATTENTION: James A.
Shanks High School Class of
1977. A meeting is scheduled
for May '12, to finalize plans for
our 30th Class Reunion for
August 31-September 2 at the
Gadsden County Library, 732
Pat Thomas Parkway, meeting
room at 4:00 in Quincy. Please
attend to voice your opinion. If
you have any questions, please
contact Cassandra (Faye)
Singleton at 850-627-6754.

Fashion show and dance

Shanks Class of 1982 will be
having a fashion show and dance
on Sunday, May 27 (Memorial.
Day Weekend) at the National
Guard "Armory in Quincy. The
show will start at 7 p.m. followed
by the dance. Early-bird ticket
prices are $10 (singles) and $18
(couples). Reserved tables of 10
people are also available. Tickets
can be purchased from Shanks
Class of,,'82. members or call
Ruiha a S50-545-5372 or'Monica
at 850-510-4015. Part df the pro-
ceeds will benefit the class of
1982 annual school supply/book-
bag drive. Come out and enjoy a
"Flava of Fashion".


TABLES
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Receiving blood when I gave
birth to my first child
changed my life. My daughter
was born with a birth defect
and had multiple surgeries
during her lifetime. The blood
she received gave us more days
to cherish being with her until
she received her wings in
2002 at the age of 22.
-Beth from Quincy


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Sims, Buck set to marry

Dr. and Mrs. George Wheeler Matthews, HI, of Birmingham,
Alabama are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter,
Elizabth Tyler Sims, to Mr. Andrew Benjamin Buck, son of Mr. and
Mrs..Frederick Gardiner Keyser, III, of Quincy and Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Harris Buck of Huntsville, Alabama. The wedding is planned for June 2,
2007 in Seaside, FL. Miss Sims is the granddaughter of Mrs. Willard
Gayle Franks and the late Mr. Franks of Harrisburg, Illinois, and Dr. and
Mrs. George Wheeler Matthews, Jr. of Birmingham. She graduated from
Mountain Brook High School and magna cum laude from the University
of Alabama where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Miss Sims
is a paralegal with the law firm Maynard, Cooper and Gale, P.C. in
Birmingham. Mr. Buck is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin Franklin Smith of Quincy and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
White Buck of Bessemer. Mr. Buck graduated from Randolph School
and cum laude from both Vanderbilt University and the University of
Alabama School of Law. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. Mr.
Buck is an attorney with the law firm Balch and Bingham LLP in
Birmingham.


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Classic eds


STORES CLERK
CS5STC01
$19,193 annually
Mail/Supply
5/18/07 at 5 p.m.

CUSTODIAL
WORKER
CS5CUS26
(Evenig Shift)
$19,442 annually'
Custodial Services
Closing 5/18/07
at 5 pm

OFFICE
MANAGER
GR000280
$23,153 $26,857
annually
College Reach Out
Program
Closing 5/18/07
at 5 pm

The following
vacancies are
Fiscal contracted

FISCAL ANALYST
GR000494
$40,000 $60,000
annually
DOH/Division of
Administration/
Finance &
Accounting
Closing 5/18/07
at 5 pm

REGION IV
COORDINATOR
GR000597
$-l6,:01)l annually
DOH/Staffing
Services
Closing 5/18/07
at 5 pm

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
GR000596
$100,000-
$120,000 annually
Florida Schools of
Excellence
Commission
Closing 5/18/07
at 5 pm

PROGRAM
COORDINATOR
GR000254
(Half-time)
$24,927 annually
Florida Student
Traffic
Safety Awareness
Program
Closing 5/18/07
at 5 pm

Visit the College's website
at www.tcc.fl.edu for posi-
tion details, employment
application, and applica-
tion process. For ADA
accommodations notify
Human Resources; (850)
201-8510, fax 201-8489,
TDD 201-8491 or FL
Relay 711. Submit manda-
tory Tallahassee
Community College
employment application to
Human Resources TCC,
444 Appleyard Dr.,
Tallahassee, FL 32304-
2895; or email
humres@ tcc.fl.edu.
Human Resources hours 8
A.M. 5 P.M., Mon Fri.

An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer






LEGAL NOTICE

B & S Rentals, 649
Industrial Drive, Quincy,
FL 32351 will have a sale
on April 5, 2007 at 9:00
AM. This sale will be on
items stored in the estate
of Yolanda Alien, B-23;
Charles Right, E-61;
Homer Britton, E-53;
Temika Lawson, E-51;
Sarah Mitchell, F-78; Larry
Reed, E-60; Cassandra
Smith, F-70; and Jeanette
Young, E-49 all for non-
payment of rent. All con-


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WAREHOUSE POSITIONS

If you are looking for a great place to
work with great pay, excellent benefits,
and a great working environment.
Family Dollar is the place for you!

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway
Marianna, Florida 32448

Family Dollar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Family Dollar maintains a drug free workplace.
4 .


NHC
HOMECARE
Quality Care is Our Business
PRN RN-LPN's
CONTRACT PTAND OT
Our QUINCY HOMECARE location is
seeking PRN RN & LPN. Are you inter-
ested in being part of a partner friendly
environment that offers autonomy, flexi-
bility, and appreciation on a daily basis?
We are a Medicare home health agency
seeking individuals who wish to join a
team "that makes a difference" in the
lives of our homebound pt's.
Mileage is reimbursed.
ALSO
CONTRACT PHYSICAL THERAPIST
AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Position will c9ver the following coun-
ties: .Leon, Liberty and Gqlsden.
Inrtested catididattes may fai their
resume to: 850-875-2794 or call with
.questions 850-627-6374
Attn: Dewana Monroe, Administrator.
EOE/DFWP




Grant Writer/

Coordinator


Minimum 3 yrs. experience.
Need proven record of identifying
and obtaining major funding
awards. Need polished
presentation skills.
Excellent computer and
web-based skills required.


Send resume to:
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
Attn: GRANTS
2921 Roberts Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Deadline 5/16. No phone injuries.



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tents described as house-
hold goods. All items will
be sold or otherwise dis-
posed of.
4/19,4/26,5/3'5/10- 07c

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

File No. 07000223CPA
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLYDINE BROWN
BRADLEY, Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of CLYDINE
BROWN BRADLEY,
deceased, whose date of
death was January 2,
2007 and whose Social
Security Number is 262-
32-2775, is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gadsden
County, Florida 32353,
with a mailing address of
Post Office Box 1649,
Quincy, Florida, 32353.
The name and address of
the personal representa-
tive and personal repre-
sentative's attorney is set
forth below.


All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, 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 OFA COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decendent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against decen-
dents 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 SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
, ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO(2)
YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEN-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publi-


Welder/Mechanic

Immediate opening for Welder/Mechanic
with experience in conveyor systems, and
processing lines. Must have full set of hand
tools. Hydraulics and Neumatics a plus.
EOE.
Fax: (850) 627-3493



Diesel Mechaniic

Immediate opening for a diesel mechanic
with experience on heavy equipment used in
agriculture including loaders, forklifts, trac-
tors, and compost equipment. Welding and
hydraulics a plus. Must have full setof hand
tools. EOE.

Fax: (850) 627-3493



Maintenance Technician

Responsibilities include: Electrical
(Controlled Wiring), trouble
shoot/repair Hydraulic & Pneumatic
machines/equipment.
Conveyor systems and Welding
experience a plus.
Organize/Implement Preventative
Maintenance and handle subcon-
tractors. Minimum of 5 years expe-
rience required. Excellent benefits!
Call (800) 277-1075 x868,
fax (850) 875-5820
or email
lisa.stephany@quincyjoist.com
EOE/DFW/AA




Construction

Superintendent


Minimum 10 yrs. residential
construction experitnceinmeded.
Must have impeccable references
from Leon and/or

Gadsden County projects.


Send resume to:

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
Attn: GADSDEN
2921 Roberts Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Deadline,5/16. No phone injuries.



I ~T~A


cation of this Notice is May
10, 2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
MICHAEL K.
.MCCORMICK, Attorney-
At-Law, Florida Bar No:
0020893, 38 Decatur
Street, Chattahoochee,
Florida 32324, Telephone:
850-663-3865

Personal Representative:
CLARICE MARTOCCI,
4702 Highgrove Road,
Tallahassee, Florida
32309

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR LEON
COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No.: 07-DR605
Division: Family

Floyd Bryant, Jr.
Petitioner

and

Lushawana C. Albury,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: Lushawana C. Albury,
6217 NW 13 Ct., Miami,
Florida 33147

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed
against you and that you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
Floyd Bryant, Jr., whose
address is 3307
Sugarberry Way,
Tallahassee, FL 32303 on
or before May 14, 2007,
and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court at
P.O. Box 11336,
Tallahassee, FL 32303
before service on
Petitioner or immediately


thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
petition.

Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, includ-
ing orders, are available at
the Clerk of thp Circuit
Court's office. You may
review these documents
upon request.

You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office
notified of your current
address. (You may file
Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law
Form 12.915). Future
papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and
information. Failure to
comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated: March 6, 2007

Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Patricia Aldridge
Deputy Clerk
4/19,4/26,5/3,5/10, 07p

State df Florida
Department of
E n v i r o n m e n t,a I
Protection
Notice of Intent to Issue
Permit

This intent to issue a
permit (File No. 20-
0257607-002-DF) to
CCC Development to
impact 0.49 acres of
jurisdictional wetlands


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iticeships
cation. for

5/10-07p


SALES CONSULTANT CAREER OPPORTUNITY
We are looking for dynamic people who enjoy
working with the public. If you are an energetic
person with good communication and orginization-
al skills, please consider joining our team. The
position offers a competitive salary and benefits
package. Candidates should possess a high
school diploma or equivalent with some sales
experience. Apply in person at: Farmers Furniture
1608 W. Jefferson St. Quincy FL. 32351. Only
those candidates selected for interveiws will be
contacted. EOE.
5/10,5/17-07c


$150 Queen Pi
Mattress Set.
plastic with
(850)222-9879.


illow- Top
New in
warranty.

5/10-07c


Solid Wood Cherry
sleigh bed BRAND
NEW in box, $250. Call
Sandi (850)545-7112
5/10-07c

SOFA & LOVESEAT.
NEW Warranty,sacrifice
$795. (can deliver)
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5/10-07c


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Pillowtop, Mattress SET
in sealed plastic. Ful
-warranty. Sacrifice $250
Can deliver.
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5710-07c


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tic. Must move,.
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LEGALS


for the construction of
three access roads is
hereby granted unless
sufficient petition for an
administrative hearing is
timely filed under sec-
tions, 120.569. ,,and
120.57 of the Florida
Statues ,as .,,provided
below.

The activity is located at
Phoebe Road, Quincy,
unnamed wetlands adja-
cent to Little River, Class
III Waters of the State,
Prohibited Shellfish
Harvesting Area, Section
27, Township 02-North,
Range 3- West,
Longitude 84 degrees
31' 35.74" West, Latitude
30 degrees 32' 49.39"
North, in Gadsden
County.

The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are
set forth below.

A Person whose sub-
stantial interests are
affected by the
Department's action may,
petition for an adminis-
trative proceeding (hear-
ing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statues. The
'petition must contain the
information set forth
below and must be filed
(received by the clerk) in
the Office of General
Counsel of the
Department at 3900
Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station
35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.

Because the administra-
tive hearing process is
designed to redetermine
final agency action on
the application, the filing
of a petition for an
administrative hearing
may result in a modifica-
tion of the permit and
lease, or even a denial of
the request for an exten-
sion of time expired.

Under rule 62-
110.106(4) of the Florida
Administrative Code, a
person whose substan-
tial interests are affected
by the Department's
action may also request
an extension of time to
file a petition for an
administrative hearing.
The Department may, for
good cause shown,
grant the request for an
extension of time.
Request for extension of
time must be filed with
the Office of General
Counsel of the
Department at 3900
Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station
35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, before the
applicable deadline. A
timely request for exten-
sion of time shall toll run-
ning time period for filing
a petition until the
request is acted upon. If


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a request is filed late, the .
Department may still
grant it upon a motion by
the requesting party
showing that the failure
to file a request for an
exlen.sonr of iime before.
the. deadline was the,
resultof excusable neg-
lect.

In the event that a timely
and sufficient petition for
an administrative hear-
ing is filed, other persons
whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by
the outcome of the
administrative process
have the right to petition
to intervene in the pro-
ceeding. Intervention will
be only at the discretion
of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a
motion in compliance
with rule 28-106.205 of
the Florida
Administrative Code.

In accordance with rules
28-106.111(2) and 62-
110.106(3) (a) (4), peti-
tions for an administra-
tive hearing by the appli-
cant must be filed within
21 days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions
filed by any persons
other than the applicant,
and other than those
entitled to written notice
Under section 120.60 (3)
of the Florida Statues,
must be filed within 21
days of publication of the
notice or within 21 days
of such notice, regard-
less of the date of publi-
cation.

Under section 120.60 (3)
of the Florida Statutes,
however, any person
who has asked the
Department for notice of
agency action may file a
petition within 21 days of
such notice, regardless
of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail
a copy of the petition to
the applicant at the
address indicated above
at the time of filing. The
failure of any person to
file a petition for an
administrative hearing or
pursue mediation as pro-
vided below within the
appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver
of those rights.

A petition that disputes
the material facts on
which the Department's
action is based must
contain the following
information:

(a) The name and
address of each agency
affected and each
agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known;
(b) The name, address,
and telephone number of
the petitioner; the name,
address, and telephone
number of the petition-
er's representative, if


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FINAL ESTATE SALE,
Saturday May 12, 52
Pittman St. Quincy. TV,
microwave, livingroom
fumiture, light fixtures,
kitchen items, adult and
children clothing,
Shoes, misc. and
household items.
5/10-07p


any, which shall be the
address for service pur-
posed during the course
of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how
the petitioner's substan-
tial interests are or will
be affected by the
agency determination;
(c) A statement..of when
and how the petitioner
received notice of the
agency decision;
(d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material
fact. If there are none,
the petition must so indi-
cate;
(e) A concise -statement:t
of the ultimate facts
alleged, including the
specific facts that the
petitioner contends war-
rant reversal or modifica-
tion of the agency's pro-
posed action; and
(f)' A statement of the
specific rules or statues
that the petitioner con-
tends requires reversal
or modification of the
agency's proposed
action;
(g) A statement of the
relief sought by the peti-
tioner, stating precisely
the action that the peti-
tioner wishes the agency
to take with respect to
the agency's proposed
action.

A petition that does not
dispute the material facts
on which the
Department's action is
based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute
and otherwise shall con-
tain the same informa-
tion as set forth above,
as required by rule 28-
106.301. under sections
120.569 (2) (c) and (d) of
the Florida Statutes, a
petition for administra-
tive hearing must be dis-
missed by the agency if
the petition does not
substantially comply with
the above requirements
or is untimely filed.

This action is final and
effective on the date filed
with the Clerk of the
Department unless a
petition is filed in accor-
dance with the above.
Upon the timely filing of
petition this order will not
be effective until,further
order of the Department.

This permit constitutes
an order of the
Department. The appli-
cant has the right to seek
judicial review of the
order under section
120.68 of the Florida
Statues, by the filing of a
notice of appeal under
rule 9.110 of the Florida
Rules of Appellate
Procedure with the Clerk
of the Department in the
Office of General
Counsel, 3900
Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station
35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000; and by fil-
ing a copy of the notice
of the appeal accompa-
nied by the applicable fil-
ing fees with the appro-
priate district court of
appeal. The notice of
appeal must be filed
within 30 days from the
date when the final order
is filed with thhe Clerk of
the Department.


LOST DOG, mixed
breed, 22 Ibs. blackish
brown color, answers to
Homey. Lost in the area
of Dogwood Drive.
REWARD of $ 100 for
her safe return.
Wearing a brown and
white collar with
Georgia dog tag.
Phone number 229-
435-1807.
5/3, 5/10-07p




1986 MERCEDES, 420
SE L, Black beauty,
runs good, needs a lit-
tle TLC, $ 3200 O.B.D.
Call 627-4195.
5/3,5/10 -07p


Deadline for
I I
SClassified Ads
I is Noon I
Monday

*LfcUO111


Requests for review
before the Land and
Water Adjudicatory
Commission must be
filed with the Secretary
of the Commission and
served on the
Department within 20
days from the date when
the final order is filed
with the clerk of the
Department.

The application is avail-
able for public inspection
during normal business
hours, 8:00,a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holi-
days, at Department of
Environ mental
Protepcti r,, n ;., 1:60j;
Governmental 'Center,-;
Suitel'201: ;A,Pensacola,.,.
Florida 32502-5794.
5/10/07c

IN THE COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL
COURT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

SANDRA DEE MAR-
TINEZ, Petitioner

Case No.: 07000789DRA
Division: Family

and'

LUIS MARTINEZ,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE'

TO: LUIS MARTINEZ
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed
against you and that you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
SANDRA DEE MAR-
TINEZ, whose address is
5745 Hosford Highway
Quincy, FL 32351 on or
before May 24, 2007, and
file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 10
East Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351,
before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
petition.

Copies. of all court docu-
ments in this case, includ-
ing orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Court's
office. You may review
these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk
of the Court's office noti-
fied of your current
address. (You may file
Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Law Rules of
Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure
of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.



Cont'd pg. B 7


KfS


I JOBS I


I ITEMS FOR SALE









The Gadsden County Times May 10, 2007 B 7


4BR HOUSE For Rent,
Hud accepted,
Scottowr community,
For more information
call 875-3623.
5/10-07p

Para la renta, Casa de
3Br/1BA, $600/Mes y
Apartamento de 2BR/1
BA por $350/ Mes. Muy
Buenos Condiciones
en Midway 51 High
Bluff Ct. Ilamar al Sr.
Moreno. 850-443-3300
5/10/07c


3BR/1BA Updated
house in great condi-
tion $600/ Month, near
Lake Talquin in
Midway. 2BR/1 BA
Apartment $350/
month, 51 High Bluff
Ct. 850-443-3300.
5/10-07c


For Rent, 3BR/
1/12BA, Townhouse,
Quincy, section H. call
(813) 328-4261.
5/10, 5/17-07p


I LEGALS


from pg. B 6
Dated this 20TH day of
April, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

(SEAL)

By: Anita.Green
Deputy Clerk
4/26,5/3,5/10,5/17-07c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR LEON
COUNTY, FLORIDA FAM-
ILY LAW DIVISION

Division: FAMILY
Case No.: 2007 DR
000193

IN RE: THE MARRIAGE
OF ARRICA MCKINNEY,
Petitioner/Wife,

and

RONNELL MCKINNEY,
SR.,
Respondent/Husband,

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: RONNELL MCKIN-
NEY, SR.
ADDRESS UNKNOWN

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action
for dissolution of marriage
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of yourwvrit-
ten' defenses, if any, to it')
on NEIBRA' WASHING- -
TON COLLINS, ATTOR-
NEY AT LAW, whose
address is 528 EAST
PARK AVENUE, TALLA-
HASSEE, FLORIDA
32301, on or before May
2nd, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of
this court before service
on the attorney above or
immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default
will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in
the petition.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and
information. Failure to
comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

WITNESS my hand and
seal of this court on April
4th, 2007.

CLERK OF THE COURT

(SEAL)

By Patricia Aldridge
Deputy Clerk
4/19,4/26,5/3,5/10,07p

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 06-CAA-1221

BERTHA MOSLEY,
Plaintiff

vs.

CATRINA PROPHET,
MONTGOMERY WARD
CREDIT CORPORA-
TION, CAPITAL CITY
BANK AND UNKNOWN
PARTIES .IN POSSES-
SION,
Defendants

CLERK'S NOTICE OF
SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure'
dated April 24,2007, in the
above-styled cause, I will
sell to the highest bidder
for cash at the Front Door
of the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
June 5, 2007, the following
described property:

LOT 6, SUTTERS
CREEK, AS PER MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 204, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


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.

WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
April 30,2007

HON. NICHOLAS
THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadbenry as
Deputy Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF SER-
VICE:

I CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the forego-
ing Notice of Sale under
F.S. Chapter 45 has been
fumished by United States
Mail on 05-01-2007 to
each of the following:
Kimberly L. King, Esq.,
Hayward & Grant, P.A.,
2121- G Killamey Way,
Tallahassee, Florida
32309, Catrina Prophet,
235 Sierra Road, Havana,
Florida 32333, J.
Kimbrough Davis, Capital
City Bank, 217 N. Monroe
Street, Tallahassee,-
Florida 32301, Sue M.
Cobb, Secretary of State,
State of Florida,
Department of State, R.A.
Gray Building, 500 S.
Bronough Street,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-0250.

Betty'Sued'Sadberry, ''
Court Clerk
5/10,5/17-07c



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

Case No.: 05 589 DRA
Division: Family Law

PATRICIA A. ROMANO,
Petitioner

and

PAULA. RAMONO,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR Civil
Contempt/Enforcement

TO: PAULA. ROMANO
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed
against you and that you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
PATRICIA A. ROMANO
whose address is 2824
Old St. Augustine Rd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32301 on
or before May 31, 2007,
and file the, original with
the clerk of this Court at
P.O. Box 1649 Quincy, FL
32351-5649, before serv-
ice on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be
entered against you forth
relief demanded' in the
petition.

Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, includ-
ingorders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may
review these documents
upon request.

You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office
notified of your current
address. (You may file
Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law
Form -12.915). Future
papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address
on record at .the clerk's
office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and
information. Failure to
comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated April 27, 2007.


Any person claiming an NICHOLAS THOMAS,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT


COURT

SEAL

BY: Amita Green,
Deputy Clerk
5/3,5/10,5/17,5/24-07p

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) have
been received by the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District:

Application number I
06835 filed 04/19/2007
C. Max Herrin Sr., 460
Mt. Pleasant Road,
Quincy, Florida 32352

Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 308,000 gal-
lons per day from Pittman
Branch and the Floridan
Aquifer System for
Nursery Irrigation use by
an existing facility. General
withdrawal locations) in
Gadsden County: T03N,
R05W, Sec. 26

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
P6ferso6r,"' 152' Water'
Management D'' Driv6,
Havana, Florida 32333-
9700, but such comments
or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m.
May 24,2007.

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. Notice of Proposed
Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons
who have filed' such
requests.
05/10/07c

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

File No. 07000173-CPA
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF John
Rutherford Wheeler, Sr.,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of John Rutherford
Wheeler, deceased,
whose date of death was
September 24, '2006, File
Number 07000173CPA, is
pending in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Gadsden County
Courthouse 10 E.
Jefferson St., Quincy, FI.
32351, Attn: Probate
Division. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and per-
sonal representative's
attorney is set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, 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


MOBILE HOME on 1/2
acre for sale. 3BR/2BA
in NW Tallahassee,
CH&A, Kitchen appli-
ances, W/D, $69,500.
Nancy Helm, Realtor.
893-6100
4/26,5/3,5/10,5/17-07p


2004 Fleetwood
Dblwide, 2100 sq. ft., 4
BR/3BA, livingroom,
familyroom w/ fire-


place, office, many
extras. $51,500,
(850)545-3237, must
be moved.
5/10,5/17-07p


1994 Doublewide, 3
BR/2BA, good condi-
tion, must move. Call
Kim, (850) 643-4885 or
(850) 524-7497.
5/10,5/17-07p


I E AL


NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF ACOPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decendent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against decen-
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
STHE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO '(2)
YEARS OR, MORE


AFTER T
DENTS.
DEATH IS
The date o
cation of thi
10,2007.

Attorney
Represents
Jill K. Satte
Attorney
Wheeler, Jr
Florida Bar
Shell,Flem
Menge,
226 Palaf
Floor
Post Office
Pensacola,
1831
Telephone:

Personal R
John R. Wl
1215 N. Sw
#7'
West Ho
90069


IN THE
COURT
DEN
COUNTY,

CIVIL DIVI
CASE
06001567(

OHIO SAV
Plaintiff,

vs.

HOWELL
et al.,
Defendant


Ul


551 Springbrook
****Road****
Springbrook
Farms, Havana.
3BR/2BA, 1920
Sq. Ft. double-
wide mobile ionme
on5 acres. Large
bonus room opens
onto rear deck.
Master Bath has
garden htb and
skylight. $137,900.


NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER 45


THE DECEN- NOTICE IS HEREBY
DATE OF Given pursuant to an
BARRED. Order or Summary Final
)f the first publi- Judgment of foreclosure
is Notice is May dated April 16, 2007, and
entered in Case No.
06001567CAA of the
for Personal Circuit Court in and for
native: Gadsden County,
nrwhite Florida, wherein Ohio
for Jon R. Savings Bank is Plaintiff
r. and HOWELL T.
rNo: 0095478 WILLIAMS; SHAWN M.
ing, Davis & WILLIAMS; CAPITAL
CITY BANK;
ox Place, 9th UNKNOWN TENANT
NO.1; UNKNOWN TEN-
Box 1831 ANT NO.2; and ALL
Florida 32591- UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING'INTERESTS
(850)434-2411 BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED
representative: DEFENDANT TO THIS
heeler, Jr. ACTION, OR HAVING
weetzerAvenue OR CLAIr.llJG TO i-,
LANE 'Al,' RCIGIIT;
)llywood, CA TITLE ORINTEERESiT.iN
THE PROPERTY
5/10, 5/17-07c HEREIN DESCRIBED,
are Defendants, I will sell
E CIRCUIT to the highest and best
FOR GADS- bidder for cash at the
South Front Door of the
FLORIDA Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
ISION Jefferson Street, Quincy,
NO. Florida 32351 at
CAA Gadsden County,
Florida, at 11:00 am. on
'INGS BANK, the 6th cay of June,
.2007, the following
described property as
set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:


T. WILLIAMS;

ts.


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MINOR SUBDIVISION


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UNIT 6 LOT 6, BLOCK F

A PARCEL OF LAND
BEING IN SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH;
RANGE .2 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ALSO SAID
PARCEL LYING WITHIN
"PARCEL III OF LANDS
DESCRIBED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORD BOOK.
324, PAGE 511-520 OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY, MORE PAR-
,,T,-l, Q,,U. L A. R L Y
DESCRIBED'. 'BY
METES AND BOUNDS
AS FOLLOWS; COM-
MENCE AT
THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 23, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH,. RANGE 2
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND RUN: THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES
28 MINUTES 52 SEC-
ONDS EAST 415.83
FEET; THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 25 MIN-
UTES 10 SECONDS
EAST (BEARING BASE)
1292.97 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES


48
MINUTES 21 SEC-
ONDS WEST 418.06
FEET; THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 19 MIN-
UTES 13 SECONDS
EAST 1641.98 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
POINT'OF BEGINNING
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREES
19 MINUTES 13 SEC-
ONDS EAST 453.25
FEET TO THE CEN-
TERLINE OF.,A 30.00.
FOOT DRAIiNAGE
EASEMENT'-4iFHEN'CE
NORTH 70 DEGREES
51 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE A
DISTANCE OF 716.54
FEET TO THE CEN-
TERLINEOFA60 FOOT
ROADWAY, AND LYING
ON A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THEi NORTH-
EAST; THENCE
SOUTHEASTERLY
ALONG SAID CENTER-
LINE AND CURVE
WITH A RADIUS OF
318.28 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 04
DEGREES 01 MINUTE
23 SECONDS FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF


22.35 FEET (THE
CHORD OF SAID ARC
BEING SOUTH 25
DEGREES 28 MINUTES
21 SECONDS EAST
22.34 FEET) TO THE
END OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE SOUTH 27
DEGREES 28 MINUTES
53 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID CENTER-
LINE A DISTANCE OF
225.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 62 DEGREES
"31 MINUTEif S 'O7 SE~'-
i;ON.bS 'WEST- .30.00
,.FEETI;THENCE SOUTH
.59 DEGREES 19 MIN-
UTES 29 SECONDS
WEST 890.96 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. THE EASTERLY
30.0 FEET OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED
PARCEL OF LAND
BEING SUBJECT TO A
60 FOOT ROADWAY,
AND THE NORTHERLY
15.0 FEET AND WEST
30.0 FEET OF SAID
PARCEL BEING SUB--
JECT TO A 30.00-FOOT
DRAINAGE EASE-
MENT.ANY PERSON
Claiming AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN


THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF The
DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM. WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.'

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation in order
to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to
the provisions of certain
assistance.. Please -con-
tact the Court at 850-
875-8601 fax. 850-875-
8612 within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt
of this Notice; if you are
hearing or voice
impaired, call Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-
8770.


DATED
Florida,
2007.


at Quincy,
on April 16,


NICHOLAS THOMAS,
As Clerk, Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry,
Deputy Agency Clerk
5/3,5/10-07c


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NOTICE OF 2006 DELINQUENT

TANGIBLE PERSONAL

PROPERTY TAXES




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN AS PROVIDED BY F.S. CHAPTER
197.402 THAT THE FOLLOWING TAXES ARE DRAWING
INTEREST AT A RATE OF 18% PER YEAR. IF NOT PAID,
TOGETHER WITH ALL INTEREST DUE & COST OF
ADVERTISING, TAX WARRANTS WILL BE ISSUED.


W. DALE SUMMERFORD, TAX COLLECTOR


1 224.41 000000000095000
ALLEN TROPHIES AND AWARDS
AARON L AND MARCIA K ALLEN

2 146.61 000000000140000
AMY'S HAIR STYLING PLACE
VICKERS AMY 539-5048

3 457.13 000000000210000
ARCHIVE SUPPLIES OF FLORIDA,
WANDAZUBR 850-875-8400

4 6,681.31 000000000240300
ASSOCIATION OF CAPITAL &
ACE

5 933.41 000000000530000
BARNES EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC
BARNES MALONE PH 628-2205

6 146.26 000000000669000
P C WIRELESS INC

7 27.44 000000000875000
BLAKE WILLIAM AND DELORES
BLAKE BILL/DELORES 627-3247

8 191.44 000000000950000
BLUE STAR STORES, INC
JAMAL MOHAMMED

9 4,453.11 000000000962000
BODY BUILDING. COM
RYAN DELUCA 208-246-8242

10 670.67 000000001044000
BRITTLE & RUSSO, INC
ADREANNA BRITTLE

11 18.71 000000001155000
BROWN'S VARIETY SHOP

12 54.60 000000001293000
C & B LOCK SERVICE
HOWARD SMITH 875-1172

13 260.53 000000001377000
CAROL'S COUNTRY COOKING
CAROL SMITH 627 2574

14 943.00 000000001378500
CARPENTERS MANAGEMENT SERVICE
NICHOLSON FARM HOUSE RESTAURANT


15 18,713.17 000000001410000
CDS MANUFACTURING INC
SEMBLER C H

16 155.69 000000001430000
CHARLESTON TERRY
TC PARK

17 14.98 000000001620000
CITY AUTO SERVICE
ONE STOP AUTO SERVICE

19 48.67 000000001735001
CLARY'S BAIL BONDS

20 26.82 000000001811000
COLE'S ELECTRICAL SERVICE
ISIAH COLE

21 176.67 000000001951000
COURT SQUARE LEASING CORP
LINCICOME WOOD FIXTURES

22 903.08 000000001969000
CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION OF
JOHN SEWELL 562-3711-OWNR

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CROSS DON M., DC
DR DON CROSS 875-1747

24 1,305.67 009000002004000
D & A GARNETAND GOLD PIZZA,
DAWN KELLER 875-8300


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D & M SERVICE CENTER
MARRIOTT RANDAL 663-2502


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DAVIS MARVA A
DAVIS MARVA A 875-9300

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DODSON CONSTRUCTION CO.

28 1,365.38 000000002315000
DONOHOE ENTERPRISES INC
MIKE DONOHOE 627-2758

29 2,668.61 000000002484500
E & S TRADING GROUP, INC
ERIN'S LAUNDRY BASKET


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EAST NINETY AUTO BODY AND

31 247.07 000000002615000
ERIN'S LAUNDRY BASKET

32 391.18 000000002643000
EVANS MASONARY & CONSTRUCTION
MAURICE EVANS 539-9696

33 133,92 000000003080000
FRASCONA PLUMBING COMPANYIN

34 209.84 000000003109000
GO FASHIONS
SALMAN SAID Y 627-6696

35 1,334.34 000000003140000
GADSDEN ARMS APARTMENTS
JETTON DEWEY 904-627-9528

36 57.26 000000003195000
GADSDEN COUNTY DAY CARE
MARILYN W ANDERSON 875-2685

37 1,249.55 000000003442000
GOLDEN FALCON FOOD STORE

38 112.12 00000003455000
GRACES STORE.
GUNN GRACE 627-3088

39 89.21 000000003535000
GREEN'S PAINTING SERVICE

40 667.60 000000003630000
SGRIFF'S CONCRETE, INC.
DON GRIFFITHS 875-3310

41 31.89 000000003645000
GRIFFIN PATRICIA
PAT'S PICTURE PERFECT

42 33.35 000000003645300
GRINERS QUALITY CABINETS
STUART GRINER

43 1,371.84 000000003654000
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SERVICE
SHIVER RICKY 627-3939

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HAVANA LOGGING COMPANY, INC
HAVANA LOGGING 528-7762

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HEADS ABOVE HAIR & TANNING
SANDRA HARRISON/KELLY PHILLIPS

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HEAVY METAL EQUIPMENT OF NOR
GREG RUSSELL 576-7250

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HIGHWAY 90 HOME CENTER
DON TOMLINSON 504-6400

48 100.65 000000004323000
HOWELL REFRIGERATION
HOWELL NORA 856-5525

49 522.98 000000004330000
HRQ OF HAVANA, INC.
HAND SULEIMAN 539-6620

50 92.14 000000004419000


IVEY FUNERAL HOME
GRAIGE IVEY

51 55.93 000000004540500
JEMISON PLUMBING INC
STEVE JEMISON

52 1,070.73 000000004590000
JOHN BOWDEN CLEANING & HAULI
BOWDEN JOHN 539-8744

53 11.72 000000004720000
JOHN'SONS CHECK CASHING, INC
BARBARAJOHNSON 875-4391

54 179.11 000000004966500
KHALED & JAMAL INC # 5
MOHAMMED JAMAL 627-4746

55 75.10 000000004985000
KIM & COMPANY
ROWAN KIM 875-2715

56 21.61 000000005050000
KUNKLER EDWIN
EDWIN KUNKLER

57 118.51 000000005060000
LAND J LOUNGE
LARRY KENON

58 124.35 000000005141000
LAND E-SCAPE
SHERRY KELLY 850-997-1765

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LAND OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE IN
STERESA HALL 627-2536

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LAWRENCE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
LAWRENCE JERRY 627-8338

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LEE AND BRIDGES ARCHITECTURE
BRIDGES WILLIAM 627-9216 '

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LEWIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
BILLY LEWIS

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LINCICOME WOOD FIXTURES
THOMAS LINCICOME

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LOLLEY'S SERVICE CENTER
JOHN MARK BELL

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MADRY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL
GEORGE MADRY 875 2665

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MAIN STREET FOODS, INC.,
QUINCY IGA

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MARJENN, INC.
BADCOCK (MARK BRYAN) 627-9848

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MARTIN VENDING
LOYD MARTIN 385-4730

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MAXWELL LANDSCAPING &


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MCCLOUDS ADULT LIVING
MCCLOUD RONALD

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MIRROR CLEANERS
WALTER SMALLWOOD

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about your school's activities you
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New,


RFM seniors compete



in essay contest at BC


A record number of 36 stu-
dents from five high schools
competed at the 21st Annual
Essay Competition for High
School Seniors, according to Dr.
Stan Webb, chair of the
Bainbridge College Arts and
Sciences Division that sponsors
the event.
'Robert F. Monroe Seniors
Kyndal MPhaul, Auror Stant
and Crystal Tzinzan were
among those who competed.
Suzie Johnson is RFM English
Department chair, and Michael
Knight is principal.
Working under the pressure
of writing on one of four topics
revealed at the start of the event,
students had two hours to com-
plete their work on the essays


Robert F. Monroe seniors (left-right) Auror Stant, Kyndal MPhaul and Crystal Tzinzan show
their certificates from the Bainbridge College 21st Annual Essay Competition for High School
Seniors. They were among 36 students from five high schools who competed. Suzie Johnson is
RFM English Department chair, and Michael Knight is principal.


Havana Elementary honors staff


Havana Middle School is .. ,
having a week long celebra- .
tion thanking our faculty and, .
staff for all that they have
done this year. As they came ....
into the school this Monday, '4, ... ..
streamers lined the door
way saying, "We Love Our ,.
Teachers and Staff". In the
office a plastic banner was -.
draped over the counter -.
which read, "Celebrate .: '
Teacher and Staff -
Appreciation. Each faculty .
and staff was pinned with an
A+ pin by Dr. Norris. This
represented their hard work
this year and the grade that

to be. Other things that are
planned this week, is a PTA .' ,i
cookout luncheon on -
Wednesday, fruit, candy, a
continental break
fast, and cards. The teach-
ers will be given a day to
leave campus for lunch with
their team. Kudos goes to all
of our faculty and staff for
making this year outstanding.


Munroe Brain Brawl places fourth in state


The Brain Brawl team from Robert E Munroe Day School repre-
sented the county at the annual competition in Orlando in April. "It.
was a grand accomplishment," said Coach Cris Fullerton. "We went
down on Wednesday and had competitions on Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday. It is hard to know exactly who answered the questions
because the team can confer with each other during the entire meet.
They only have one buzzer for the team, so anyone can actually give
the answer, even if it was someone else's field of knowledge. The
teams were predominantly male, and I was very proud of our femi-
nine presence! J.C. Wilkerson was an alternate and a great cheer-
leader."
Cara Fullerton got several musical excerpt questions identifying
an uncommon part of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the William Tell
Overture as well as the composers. George Fullerton ,got a
Shakespeare question, Dee Dee Munroe answered several mytholo-
gy questions. Ashton Fallis was an asset in many areas including sci-
ence, math, and history. They had a several four-part questions
wherein the beginning letter of the four answers to say literature, art,
music, and science questions created the formula for a chemical
compound, which you then had to name.
The team finished in Fourth Place in the State. The teams that
Munroe competed against in the finals were Suwannee, Wakulla,
Walton, Hardee and Monroe counties. Hardee came in first, Walton
2nd and Wakulla 3rd. The other Chaperone for the team was Mrs.
Caroline Fallis.

Stewart Street Elementary News

On April 25, SSES secretaries, were honored for Administrative
Professionals Day. Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Dawirs, Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Bibb-
Mitchell, were presented with a tiara and flowers and at lunchtime, were
escorted to Crystal Rivers in Tallahassee. SSES's Brain Bowl team, Karl
Mason, Nydia McSwain, Crystal Powell, Samuel Quezanda, Kyla
Robinson, Anthony Thomas and Shanterria William, received top honors
and won first place.
SSES PTA Carnival
Testing is over! It's time to celebrate. SSES PTA will be sponsoring a
Pre-Mother's Day Family Carnival. Come one, Come all to Stewart Street
Elementary School, Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. There will be .
music, food, fun, games and information. Support your child's school by
coming out and helping SSES to make this the best carnival ever!!


Shanks Jr. Beta Team inducts new members

James A. Shanks Middle School Junior Beta Team inducted
twelve new members on Friday, May 4, 2007. Ms. Abbye Dixon,
Assistant Principal at George W. Munroe, gave inspiring and moti-
vational words as the quest speaker. The students were encouraged
to think highly of themselves, to strive and maintain good values as
they prepare themselves as future leaders. The inducted members
are Kaylis Baxter, Tanay Hartfield, Evelyn Stroman, Nadja
Conner, Jelesa Hicks, Jesus Lopez-Gonzalez, Kymere Thompson,
Tiara Stroman, Elrtarek Gaymon, Jasmine Highman, Christopher
Piller and Justice Blair.
Beta sponsors are Mrs. Annie Clemons, Ms. Doris Black, Ms.
Pamela Ceasor and Mrs. Yolanda Taylor. Parents' attendance were
impressed with the program.


that were limited to 600-700
words.
In addition to RFM, seniors
came from Bainbridge (GA)
High School (BHS), Cairo (GA)
High School (CHS), Miller
County High School (MCHS) in
Colquitt, GA, and Worth County
High School in Sylvester, GA.
Alex Rentz of BHS won the
$150 first place award and
plaque. Anna Dorsey. of CHS
won $100 and the second place
plaque. Jessica King of MCHS
won the $50 third place award
and plaque. Honorable Mention
plaques went to Andrea Jenkins
and Tyler Winzell of CHS and
Kimberly Duncan of MCHS.
Judges for the April 26 event
at the Continuing Education


Center were BC faculty mem-
bers Dr. Betty LaFace, Dr.
Marina von Hirsch and Dr.
Tonya Strickland. Others assist-
ing were the Continuing
Education Division, Student
Services; Beverly Widener, Joy
Burrell, Angela Cook and Vice
President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Rob Gingras, who officiated
at the Awards Ceremony.
Bainbridge College Foundation
assisted with funding the event.
At the afternoon awards cere-
mony in the Student Center, Dr.
Gingras distributed the awards
and gave certificates to all par-
ticipants. Dr. Webb, coordinator
of the event, distributed BC T-
shirts and other gifts to the stu-
dents.


*Honor


Stewart Street Honor Roll for the
3rd nine week grading period:

Kindergarten Principal's List: Sammarrius Robinson, Saphyre
McNeil, Catherine Esland, Jeremy Lockwood, Jazlyn Gonzalez,
Daniel Mchugh; Honor Roll: Sharoma Mason, Dayla Hall, Kiara
Washington, Kenyautta Johnson, Shaun Potter, Alaysia Anderson,
Tykerna Bush, Marquavious Dickens, Dequadenck Farlin, Evonne
Hall, Melissa Howard, Earnestine Lawson, JaQuayla McGriff, Xyila
Thomas, Kalena Booth, Tyrek BullockfaLataevious Gilmore,
Anthony Marshall, KeMondray McGriff, Asa Myrick, Lakshmi
Naidu-Russell, Daily Rodriguez, Tyvorick Butler, Demarcus
Jackson, De'Rodrick Lodman, Zephaniah Nelson.
First Grade Principal's List: Adarius Baker, Rebecca Griscom,
Trinesiah Sapp, JaNiya Daniels, Emmie Singleton; Honor Roll:
Jaylon Jackson, Nathan Curry, Ariel Jones, Brianna Lewis, Darshaun
Taylor, Kiara Blanch, Delisia Green, Trentorria Green, Shytierria
Marshall, Ronald Whatley, Alondria Smith, Kadrea Murray,
Sharnecee Jones, Rashaad Dupont, Desiree Albert, Marquez
Cannon, Sha Dejia Henderson, Jaylon Key, April Moye, Carine
Reed, Alondre Smith, Mintoria Brown, ChaDesia Dickey, Brandi
Hall, Stephondrinae Reddick, Kiambria Thomas, Imani Whitehead;
Honor Roll: Javion Hill, Cody Johnson, Amari Rittman, Jade Watt,
Shelton Watt, Charles Williams, LaQuashai Phillips, Ahyanni
McCray, Charles Griscom, Willie Cox, Tyricke Dickens, Darian
Jones, T'Kayla Dickey, Jocelyn Woods.
Third Grade Principal's List: Shakavious Childress, Brinnin
Key, Jasmine Lawson, Keterika Mitchell, Skyra Potter; Honor Roll:
Princess Albert, Jarvis Brown, Denecia Howard, Kayla Howard,
Claudaijah Kely, Chadderick Kirkland, Tyree Kimble, Briuna
Lodman, Katelyn Marshall, Atray-u Minor, Amber McMillan,
Azariah Peacock, Ja'Lexi Powell, J'Kylla Powell, Gabriela Rincon,
Jeremiah Sapp, Alexi Smith, Josue Valle, Briana Ward, Sierra
Whitmore, Makelia Wiggins.
Fourth Grade Principal's List: Nydia McSwain, Crystal
Powell; Honor Roll: Jamyia Herman, Devonte King, Karl Mason,
Hunter McFarland, Kyla Robinson, Destinee Skeete, Cherwontrez
Taylor, Anthony Thomas, Larawnda Washington, Shanterria
Williams.
Fifth Grade Principal's List: Victoria Grscom; Honor Roll:
Antonio Pride, Taquana Keys, Essence Mason, Jose Rincon,
Destinee Green, Amber McCloud, Ashley Banks and Devin Brown.

Gretna Elementary School
Student Recognition 3rd Nine Weeks

Principal's List
Kahalil Hobbs, Zainbria Dupont, Tobias Eady, Erykah Tinner,
Vanessa Rodriquez, Damian Mitchell-Williams, Alexa Gallegos,
Roberto Hemandez, Kelvin Hunter,
Joana Jackson, Te'Ricca Daniels, Alesia Tinner, RaQuel Simons,
Chelsea Home, Charles Hunter, TeAmbemique Daniels, Jaelen Jackson,
Wisheka Williams, Stacy Tinner, Malik Moore, Shanadra Jackson
Honor Roll
Lenvontae Brown, Teleah Eady, Carlene Fryson, KeAngnes Hall,
Amanda Hernandez, Shakiria Hopkins, KeAmbemique Mason,
Nardiyjah McClain, Taniya Williams, Corderius Belford, Rubi Casto,
Ti'Lysha Parks, Terecia Walker, Ta'Nija Watson, Dominique Rollins,
Zallisicia Paige, DeErick Kelly, Jalynn Jacobs, Tamia Hinson, Shaina
Jakson, Justin Butler, Diamond Carter, Curtis Crittenden, Tymarcus
Wilson, Imain Gunn, Jesus Lopez, Litia Williams, Tyree Monroe,
Branna Pride, Kadeshia Wade, Roxanna Alvaos, Jamell Hall, Destinee
Eaves, Darrell Bradwell, Leal Mavra, Azariah McMillian, Tyrayvio
Dubose, De'Quantcie James, Estrella Romulo, Shamiah Roney, Jamila
Scott, Tatiana Young, Keylee Castro, Mailik Barkley, I'Juan Davis,
Tatianna Gutierrez, Kevona Jones, Markell Kelly, Daniel Leal,
Ronderious McMillian, Jorge Rosa-Pineda, Keyida Thompson, Vanesa
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Ycedrah West, Antonio Murphy, Luis Quintanilla, Brittany Rollins,
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R.E Munroe takes top



spots in speech contest


The annual Florida Soil
and Water Conservation
Speech Contest was held at the
Livestock Pavilion in Quincy,
on April 16, 2007. The subject
for this year's speeches
involved the impact of the real
estate boom on Florida's
future. Four students from
Robert F. Munroe Day School
were among the seven county
students who competed.
Malorie McKinnon,
daughter of Howard and
Elaine McKinnon of Havana,


placed first with her speech
concerning the north Florida
area around Port St. Joe and
the impact the timber failure
has had on the residents eco-
nomically and the real estate
business. Cara Fullerton,
daughter of Randy and Cris
Fullerton of Havana, placed
second with her exploration of
the real estate boom and its
impact on the citrus and cattle
industries in Florida.
Alex Clark, son of Max
and Leah Clark of Quincy, and


Kaitlyn Rentz, daughter of
Penny O'Connell of
Tallahassee and Ron Rentz of
Quincy, also participated.
Alex placed fourth.
Malorie will move to the
next level which is the area
contest in late May.
The winner from that con-
test will compete at the state
convention.
Pictured are Alex Clark,
Cara Fullerton, Malorie
McKinnon, and Kaitlyn
Rentz.


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It was a sunny May afternoon in Promontory
Summit, Utah. At 12:47 P.M, Leland Stanford raised
his sledgehammer and took a swing at the spike.
He missed. The crowd howled in delight. Stanford
swung again. This time he hit it.
Within seconds, telegraph operators relayed a
one-word message to New York and San Francisco:
"Done." It was May 10,1869, and Leland Stanford
had just driven the last spike into the transconti-
nental railroad.
In 1860, four businessmen in Sacramento,
California had created a company called the
Central Pacific Railroad. Its purpose was to build
and run a railroad that linked California with the
rest of the country. Two years later, another com-


pany called the Union Pacific Railroad was formed
in Omaha, Nebraska. After Congress offered the
companies financial incentives in the Pacific
Railroad Bill of 1862, the Central Pacific started lay-
ing tracks in early 1863. In 1865, the Union Pacific
began laying tracks, heading west from Omaha.
For each mile of track completed, the respective
companies earned a federal subsidy ranging from
$16,000 to $48,000.
Scheduled to take thirteen years to complete,
the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth
century took only six, When the two lines joined at
Promontory Summit, the Union Pacific had laid
1,086 miles of track, while the Central Pacific had
laid 690 miles. The $136 million project meant that
the journey from New York to California no longer
took six months. It took six days.
With a transcontinental railroad, western
beef, fruit and vegetables, coal, and other products,
could reach eastern markets in a matter of days.
Land that settlers had considered wasteland
opened for settlement. The American frontier,
known as the line beyond which there were no
settlers, disappeared within twenty years.
It all happened because of one engineer's
vision and perseverance. His name was Theodore
Judah. He mapped the route across the Rockies,
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to explore the
west.
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Central Pacific Railroad:
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This resource includes articles and photographs
that tell the story of the building of the transconti-
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magazine articles, government documents,
reports, and other primary source material.

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Shepherd, Bailey to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Ruffas and Audrey H. Shepherd, Sr. of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter,
Andrea Deon Shepherd, to Brien Keith Bailey. The bride to be is the
granddaughter of the late Dorothy Knight and Isiah Hamilton of Mt.
Airy, LA and the late Russell and Ellen Shepherd of New Orleans, LA.
Andrea graduated from McKinley Senior High in Baton Rouge, LA and
both Florida A & M and Florida State Univesity in Tallahassee. The
groom to be is the son of Mr. Benjaile Bailey of Ft. Pierce and Michelle
Moore of Quincy. He is the grandson of Annie Belle and Willie B.
Brown of Quincy and Eljah Bailey and the late Hazel Bailey of
Greensboro. Brien graduated from James A. Shanks High School and
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Quincy. Friends and rela-
tives are invited as the couple unite in Holy Matrimony at 5 p.m. on May
26, 2007 at South Baton Rouge Church of Christ in Baton Rouge, LA.


HMS students learn about China


An interdisciplinary unit,
"China: The Majestic Country
with a Long and Interesting
History," is being taught
school-wide at Havana Middle
School. Three inquires that the
students are investigating are:
What's it really like in China?
Why is it important to study
China? How will the study of
China affect my life?
The teachers and students
are really being creative in their
investigations. One class has


taken a virtual tour and com-
piled a study board. Another is
working on foods and is prepar-
ing special menus. Still other
classes are preparing power
point presentations, bulletin
boards, and research papers.
Ms. Smith's sixth grade stu-
dents were really fascinated
with origami, the art of folding
paper, which originated in
China, but flourished in Japan.
Many of the eighth grade level
expectations were mastered as


the students in Ms. Hill's read-
ing class studied the movie,
Mulan. The students are dis-
covering the many contribu-
tions that the Chinese have con-
tributed to the world and we are
enjoying many of them right
here in Havana, Florida.
The lunchroom manager and
her staff prepared a Chinese
dinner for the students and staff.
Each person that ate in the
lunchroom received a set of
chopsticks and a fortune cookie.


Gretna residents go gardening for the needy


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
A group of Gretna residents
hopes the harvest from the gar-
den they've planted will help
some of the needy members of
their community.
The Gretna Community
Garden Association has planted
tomatoes, mustard greens,
turnips, bell peppers, hot pepper,
cucumber, okra, yellow squash,
zucchini, peas, beans and pota-
toes that it plans to deliver to
senior citizens and disabled res-
idents come harvest time.
Viola Baker, president of the
association, said working the
garden is a labor of love.
"I just love it," she said. "I
used to garden at home and I
helped my grandmother garden.
The vegetables we raise here we
will give to seniors and the dis-
abled. That's what this is all
about we're going to bless


them. We also have prayer
before we start and at the end of
the work day."
The group meets 'every
Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon to
work on the garden, and initia-
tive of Damon and Catherine
Gibbs, members of the Christian
Community. Development
Association.
The two moved to Gretna
recently and are involved in out-
reach ministries through
Killearn United Methodist
Church in Tallahassee.
"This thing came about after
folks at Gretna and Woodland
Presbyterian churches talked.
Walter Maxwell offered this
piece of land to use for the gar-
den, and Harvey Mashewski
donated time and plowed. We
put 25 tons of compost down,
and he and Damon put the irri-
gation down," Mrs. Gibbs said.
The City of Gretna approved
a request from the group to sup-


ply water for the garden, and the Gadsden County Extension From 12-14 folks gather on
Community Girden Association Commercial Agriculture and Thursday, and Gibbs .said the
will receive a $3,000 grant from Natural Resources Agent Lester association is open to anyone
Gretna and Woodland Muralles has overseen the proj- interested in joining in.
Presbyterian churches designat- ect, providing guidance and rec- "We are hoping in the fall to
ed for combating hunger. ommendations, Gibbs said. have an even'bigger garden,"


Gretna City Commissioner
Helen Franks is one of the
regulars at the Gretna
Community Garden, as is
Gadsden County Extension
Agent Lester Muralles.
(Photo by Leslie Roberts)






she said.
"It's open to anybody in
Gretna we'll take Quincy folks
too."
For more information about
the garden, call 856-5861.


Florida educators celebrates Teacher Appreciaton Week


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Charlie Crist and Education
Commissioner Jeanine
Blomberg today announced that
Teacher Appreciation Week is
May 6-12, 2007. Lieutenant
Governor Jeff Kottkamp,


Commissioner Blomberg, State
Board of Education Member
Donna. Callaway, State Board of
Education Member Phoebe
Raulerson and K-12 Chancellor
Cheri Pierson Yecke will partic-
ipate in celebrations around the


state to show appreciation for
Florida's more than 180,000
teachers.
"Teacher Appreciation Week
recognizes educators across the
state for their ability to positive-
ly impact the lives of our chil-


dren," said' Governor Crist.
"The year round commitment of
our teachers to their students is
exemplified during this week
long celebration."
In addition, businesses
throughout the state are offering


special deals and discounts to
Florida's teachers during
Teacher Appreciation Week, as
well as throughout the year.
Please visit
www.fldoe.org/JustForTeachers
/ for more information.


"Florida teachers are some of
the most dedicated and caring
individuals in the state," said
Commissioner Blomberg. "They
work tirelessly to give our chil-
dren the tools they need to suc-
ceed and should be commended


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