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Academic success times two:
WGHS twins at top of class
Page 2


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Dr. James Brown retiring
from educational service
Page 8


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Town hall

meetings
County officials to go 5 on 5'
with constituents...Page 7


Native son

does well

Brad Stanley named FWS Officer
of the Year...Page 5


Homebuyers'

workshops

County to sponsor workshops
for public... Page 3




.
Midway.

names Poole

as interim

city manager


Resident calls for
ouster of mayor
pro tem at meeting

By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
The City of Midway gained an interim city
manager during the regular City Council
meeting Thursday and could lose its mayor pro
ter if a move to oust her is successful.
The meeting got off to a slow start, with
Mayor Pro Tern Ella Barber casting the only
dissenting vote on motions to approve the
minutes from City Council meetings May 2,
May 3, and May 18.
Later in the meeting, several audience and
council members called for Barber's ouster.
City Councilman Charles Willis questioned
budget expenditures during Finance Director
Angela Poole's monthly budget report, as did
newly-elected Councilman Jarrod Holton, who
noted the growth management department is
currently spending more than it's receiving.
"I just think there are some issues that need
See MIDWAY on Page 11


Angela Poole was named interim city
manager during the regular Midway City
Council meeting Thursday. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)


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Celebrating fatherhood


Gadsden County Public Information Officer Jon Brown with his son, Gabriel, at the beach.
(Photo submitted) .


Father's Day means many

things to different families


But in the end, it's all about love, priorities


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
This year, Gadsden County
Public Information Officer Jon
Brown will celebrate his first
Father's Day as a father.
Life hasn't been the same for
Brown since Gabriel Jon
Brown arrived March 8.
The generally jovial media
relations representative for the
county gets pretty close to
giddy when discussing his new
family addition.
Father's Day will feel a bit
different for Brown this year.
"For me,.it was always about
my Pop, and recently my
brother, who has kids, and also


my good buddies who had
kids," said Brown, 32. "I have
a different perspective. Being a
father has changed not my
values, but my priorities."
Brown and his wife Letitia
took their son to the Gulf Coast
recently for a first trip to the
beach. Brown-said both have
enjoyed Gabriel's early
discoveries.
"We've just been so excited
.and humbled by the
experienced," he said. "It's
challenging, but it's wonderful.
These are exciting times we
are just so blessed."
Havana Police Chief Glynn
Beach will spend Father's Day
with his four children and 11


JROTC camp


EGHS student Phelisa Collier
admires her was 2nd runnerup
award in the Outstanding Cadet'
competition at Camp Gadsden this
week. Ashley Blair, Veronta Bryant,
and Coby Marshall, also EGHS
students were 3 of the 12 who won
Platoon Commendation awards. For
complete coverage, see Page B 1 .


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grandchildren plus one on the
way.
He lives with his son, Lester,
and daughter-in-law, Sissy,
who is expecting; one daughter,
Christy Cone, lives in Quincy,
another, Misty Vanbenthuysen,
lives outside Havana with
husband Keith, and a third,
Karen Rudd, lives in Concord
and works in Thomasville as a
nurse.
A long-time law enforcement
officer, he credits his family's
faith and the commitment
between he and his wife Linda
to the closeness the clan shares.

See FATHERS on Page 11


Local man


guilty of


murder

Jury takes less than
three hours to convict
Clinton J. Jordan

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
After less than three hours of deliberation, a Gadsden
County jury last week found Clinton J. Jordan guilty of
pre-meditated first-degree murder in the March 29,
2005 death of Antonio Ross.
Jordan's defense attorney, Barbara Sanders, told the
jury that deputies had tricked Jordan into confessing to
the crime on tape. Inv. Larry Smith of the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office said that they used the "good
cop, bad cop" technique to get information on the crime
from Jordan.
On the tape Jordan said he was afraid of Ross because
he owed him $50 and that Ross had been badgering
him for repayment. He said, on tape, that when he
encountered Ross riding a go-cart on the trail between
Canty Lane and Thomas Avenue in Gretna, he asked
when he was going to pay him. He said Ross pulled a
gun but that he looked away, briefly and he was able to
wrestle the gun away. Once he got the gun he shot
Ross.
However, in closing arguments, assistant state
attorney Mark Johnson reminded the jury that there
was no sign of a struggle and that Ross had been shot
SSee GUILTY on Page 11


Louis Zandere rolls out a golden-inked print, while
Jamie waits in line to do the same. (Photo by Brian
Dekle)

Youngsters have

fun at art camp

"I drew a zebra, and it was good," a young Gadsden
County student named Hunter said as he sketched the
striped equine, using an animal book as a reference.
Hunter and a dozen other young artists sketched
pictures, made prints jeweled cloth and other crafts at
the Gadsden Arts Center art camp this week.
They giggled and grinned as their artistic creations
came to life, but Tricia Collins, GAC director, said
teaching students art during the summer is about more
than just fun.
"(Art) gives them a constructive 'way to express

See ART on Page 11


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2 The Gadsden County Times June 14, 2007


For Banks twins, academic success runs in family blood


By BRIAN DEKLE
Times staff writer

The 2006-2007 valedictorian
and salutatorian at West Gadsden
High School have the same face,
the same birthday, the same
home, the same parents and the
same siblings.
The valedictorian and
salutatorian spot didn't go to one
person this year; they're identical
twins.
Zachaeus and Zechariah Banks
are believed to be the first twins
ever to be named valedictorian
and salutatorian in Gadsden
County, and it's no accident.
"We planned this ever since our.
first year in high school. We
wanted one of us to be val and
the other to be sal," Zachaeus,
valedictorian, said.
"It feels very good. We feel like
we accomplished something very
big," Zechariah, salutatorian,
added.
The twins visited their guidance
counselors regularly during high
school to see where they ranked
among their peers, and they
stayed on top all four years.
A little friendly competition on
who would be named
valedictorian and who would be
named salutatorian also kept the
twins motivated.
The two also shared many of


;By BRIAN DEKLE
;Times staff writer

Snakes alive!
It's that time of year again; the
'sun is beaming its warm rays on
,the earth and scaly serpents are
:on the crawl again.
,Gadsden County is home to an
estimated 35 to 40 snakes
Species, including six venomous
:varieties, the cottonmouth, east-
,ern diamondback rattlesnake,
'canebrake (timber) rattlesnake,
;pigmy rattlesnake, eastern coral
:snake and copperhead.
While many are afraid of
snakes, whether venomous or
not, the creepy-crawly reptiles
are generally harness and even
essential for the health of area
:ecosystems.
John Himes, Florida Wildlife
Commission non-game biologist,
said, "Some people think
(snakes) are major predators of
game fish, which is usually not
the case. Other people think they
pose, a direct threat or want to
attack, which is also not the case.
Other people plain don't like them
and would just as soon kill them."
Snakes are major predators of
mice and rats, and in some cases
insects. Smaller species eat slugs
in gardens, thereby protecting
garden vegetation.
"Snakes are natural pest control.
Cottonmotiths are scavengers of
dead fish, and snakes are general-
ly beneficial to the ecosystem as a
whole. Helpful drugs can beman-
ufactured from venom, as well,"
Himes added.
Although snakes avoid humans,
occasionally one wonders into
yards or into an attic or founda-
tion. Since snakes don't pose a
threat to humans, the best advice,
Himes said, is to "let them be."
"Venomous snakes are not gen-
erally threats. If you leave the
snake alone, they'll leave you
alone. But snakes become defen-
sive when grabbed or harassed.
Snakes are far more afraid of peo-
ple than people are of them.
There is no evidence they attack
people," he said.
Protective footwear may also
prevent snakebite, in case of acci-
dentally disturbing a snake in
thick vegetation.
Still, Himes said, the chance of
being bitten by a snake is less
than "getting struck by light-
ning."
If the thought of a legless ser-
pent crawling through your yard
still makes your spine shiver,
however, there are options to con-
trol or remove the snake without
harming it.
Thomas Floyd, Georgia
Department of natural resources
non-game biologist, said, "I can
understand the public's concern
over venomous snakes in their
yard. It's great if they leave them


the same classes every year, and
helped each other study and with
homework.
Achieving big things is no new
phenomenon for Zachaeus and
Zechariah, however.
The Banks twins have been
listed on the A-B honor roll since
their elementary years.
They say their mom and dad,
Rosemary and Dennis Banks,
have always instilled in them the
value of a good education and
hard work.
Recognition and opportunities,
such as a full ride scholarship to
Tallahassee Community College
and Florida A&M University,
have also driven the two to.
succeed in academics; they say.
"People look at you as
different. You're more
recognized. For instance, we got
the scholarship to TCC and
FAMU," Zachaeus said.
Mr. Steve Scott, a WGHS
social studies teacher, also
inspired the twins to do their best
with his helpful words of wisdom
in class.
"Every day we'd write proverbs
down. Proverbs inspired us in
life. Like there's one that states,
'A good friend will tell you if
your face is dirty.' Another is,
.'Whatever you take in, you give
back out,"' Zachaeus said.
Zachaeus said he wants to


a lone, because snakes generally
move along and won't stay in one
place for a long time. If someone
is very concerned about the pres-
ence of a snake in the yard, he or
she may call a wildlife nuisance
control service, whose job it is to
move nuisance animals to anoth-
er location. On occasion, snakes
may be found in people's houses.
Rat snakes most frequently get
into people's attics, pursuing
rodents. However, eliminating
the food source will prevent this."
Keeping well-maintained yards,
free of excessive vegetation, old
lumber and other snake hiding
places, may also prevent snakes
from 'wandering around the
house.
If one does find a snake in his
or her yard, it is helpful to be able
to identify the species as ven-
omous or non-venomous.
Rattlesnakes are usually immedi-
ately obvious by their "rattle,"
'which they will shake when
threatened.
Cottonmouths (sometimes
called water moccasins) are often
confused with harmless water
snakes. When cottonmouths
swim, their entire body sits on top
of the water, whereas only the
head of a water snake can be seen
when it swims, Floyd said.
Cottonmouths also open their
mouths to reveal the white lining
on the inside of their mouths
(hence the name "cottonmouth")
when they feel cornered.
Like cottonmouths, coral snakes
are often confused with their non-
venomous mimics, the scarlet
snake and the scarlet king snake.
The color order differences on
these varieties, however.
A coral snake has a black nose,
while scarlet snakes and scarlet
king snakes do not. A helpful say-
ing to remember the difference in
color patterns between coral
snakes and their harmless look-
alikes is "red on black, friend of
jack; black on yellow, kill a fel-
low."
Copperheads have a light dusty
color with marking that resemble
saddles on their backs. Even if a
snake has been identified as ven-
omous, it usually isn't a threat to
humans.
In the rare instance of a bite
from a venomous snake, the vic-
tim should be taken to the emer-
gency room as soon as possible.
There is no first aid available that
is helpful for a venomous
snakebite, Sylvia Guidry, regis-
tered nurse, said.
When a snakebite victim arrives
at the ER, he or she will usually
be monitored and treated with
antibiotics and/or antivenin. A
relatively new type of antivenin,
Cro-Fab, is available and does
not invoke as many allergic reac-
tions as its older counterparts,
Kelli Vaughn, trauma coordinator


major in nursing, because of its
high demand in the job market.
Zechariah said he wants to major
in business and performing arts
because of the "big pay" and his
interest in theater and acting.
The two plan to attend Florida
State University after leaving
TCC.
Aside from academics, the
Banks twins were very active in
several areas of school, including
football, Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps, National Honor
Society and the Student
Government Association.
They said they also like to play
video games, hang out, go to
movies and do other activities in
their free time.
Juggling such a big load was
"tough ait times," they said,, but
they always had their "eyes set
on the goal."
The Banks twins have three
brothers and four sisters, and
academic success runs in the
family.
Their ,youngest sister was
salutatorian of her graduating
class, and their second oldest
brother, was an honor student and
number three in his graduating
class.
The two- offer this advice for
young students: "Get an
education, because it will carry
you throughout your life."


for Archbold Memorial Hospital,
said.
"Cro-Fab is available at many
hospitals, so snake bites can be
dealt with locally now. Because
of this, Archbold usually sees
fewer than 20 venomous snake
bites a year, and none has ever
resulted in a fatality," Vaughn
said.
Some of the more common
species of snakes in Gadsden
County are the rat snake, eastern
diamondback rattlesnake, water
snakes, racers, coachwhips, cot-
tonmouths, corn snakes, ribbon'
snakes and garter snakes.


Twins Zachaeus and
Zechariah Banks were named
valedictorian and salutatorian
at WGHS.


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The Gadsden County Times June 14, 2007 3


County to sponsor


home-buyer workshops


The Gadsden County
Community Development
Administration will sponsor a
series of workshops through out
the Communities within the
County. The purpose of these
workshops is to allow local
homeowners and potential
homebuyers the opportunity to
submit applications for the SHIP
Housing Rehabilitation and
Down Payment/Closing Cost
assistance. Residents throughout
the County are invited and
encouraged to come out and learn
about new and existing services
that available. Applications must
be completed and returned to the
Community Development
Administration office by July 31,
2007. located at 221 North
Madison Street, Quincy, Florida
32351. If you need additional
information or have questions
please feel free to contact Phyllis
R. Moore at (850) 875-8659.

St. John/Robertsville
Volunteer Fire Station


NREC "vegetable field day"


Wednesday, June 20, 2007
6:00PM-8:00PM

Chattahoochee Public Library
Saturday, June 23, 2007 10:00
AM 12 NOON


Gretna City Hall
Monday, June
6:00PM-8:00PM


2007


Willis Community Center
(Greensboro)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
6:00PM-8:OOPM

Midway Fire Station
Monday, July 02, 2007 6:00PM-
8:00PM


Havana City Hall
Thursday, July 05,
6:OOPM-8:OOPM


Scores of area farmers
descended on Quincy Thursday
for the annual vegetable field
day. Scientists and researchers
with the University of Florida
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Science discussed
new crop research and crop-
growing strategies at the North
Florida Research Center in
Quincy. Topics included disease
management, seed varieties and
more on tomatoes,
watermelons, cantaloupes and
other crops. Pictured are
farmers and IFAS scientists
examining tomatoes at NREC.
(Photo by Brian Dekle)


2007


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BOCC Board Room 102
Monday, July 09, 2007 6:00PM-
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Family reunion


0rief6


James A. Shanks Class
of 1972

James A. Shanks Class of 1972
will. celebrate its 35th class
reunion locally, June 23 and 24.
On June 23 a fish will be held
from 6-10 p.m., and on June 24 a
memorial service will be held at
11 a.m. The activities will
precede a cruise to the Bahamas,
which will take place June 29 -
July 1.
For more information call
Molly Brewington at 875-1399.


Public Hearing Notice

The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
Will hold a Public Hearing on
June 19th, 2007
6:00 p.m.
County Commission Chambers
9-B East Jefferson Street'

The Purpose of the Public Hearing will be to amend
the following budgets:

Provide Funding from the Hospital Operating Fund Balance for a
Court Ordered Payment to Ashford Healthcare Services. Inc for
transfer of Hospital License to Gadsden Hospital, Inc.

06/14/07c


MEETING NOTICE
The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will
be Tuesday, June 19, 2007 starting at 6:00 p.m. The following items
have been. agendaed: Awards. Presentations and Appearances:
Employee Service Award Recognition. Consent for Approval: Re-
Approval of Minutes (See Note) April 17, 2007 Regular Meeting;
Ratification of Approval of Payment of Bills; Approval of'Resolution
No. 2007-034 in Support of the Quincy Bypass Project; Approval of
Signatures for Special Assessment Liefis and Rehabilitation Contracts;
Approval of Signatures for Special Assessment Lien; Approval of the
Florida State Hospital Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity;
Approval to Renew Tallahassee Community College Agreement;
Approval and.Execution of 2007 Gadsden State Farmers' Market Lease
Agreement; Approval and Execution of Joint Participation Agreement -
Small County Outreach Program Florida Department of
Transportation; Approval of Commissioner Dixon's Travel to the 2007
National Association of Counties' Annual Conference and Exposition;
Approval of Change Order #4 to 2006 Road Paving Contract; Approval
of Employee Assistant Program Agreement (EAP); Approval of Change
Order for the Chattahoochee. Library. Consent Items Pulled for
Discussion. Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items
(3 minute limit). Public Hearings: Public Hearing Approval of
Funding to Execute Change in" Ownership of Hospital License; Public
Hearing Adoption of Ordinance Levying Ninth Cent Fuel Tax on
Motor Fuel; Public Hearing Adoption of Ordinance Levying 1 to 5
Cent Local Option Gas Tax; Public Hearing Adoption of Ordinance
Extending the Additional Two-Cent Local Option Fuel Tax. General
Business: Update of the Water/Sewer Infrastructure Engineering and
Design Study Eutaw Utilities, Inc. and Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson,
P.A.; Approval of Bids for Information Technology Network Services;
Approval for Increased Hours of Operation for the Chattahoochee and
Havana Public Libraries. County Manager: County Attorney:
Commissioners Items: Receipt and File For the Record:
Consolidated Solid Waste Grant Applications; Florida Institute of
Government Online Ethics Training Florida's Code of Ethics,
Sunshine Law and Public Records Act; Memo from William McCord,
Growth Management Director Housing Permits, Culverts, Building
Permit Fees, Issuing Certificates of Occupancy; Memo from William
McCord, Grovth Management Director Building Permit Fees for
Churches; Letter to Mr. Jack Kiker, II Appeal Notice Concerning 780
Talquin Avenue; Letter to Mr. Steve Byran Request for Administrative
Land Use Amendment; Letter to DCA from County Attorney's Office -
Department of Community Affairs vs. Gadsden County, DOAH Case
No. 06-2779GM; Letter from Sheriff's Office "Mock.Trial"
Scheduled for June 26, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., Guy A. Race Building/Court
Annex; Letter from County Attorney to Attorney Allen P. Turnage
regarding Hospital Patient Records; Letter from Comcast Notice of
Additional Service due to Court Ruling; Letter from Comcast Notice
of Pricing Changes; Letter from Governor's Office in response to
County Invitation to attend our Chattahoochee Library Grand Opening
and Dedication Ceremony; Letter from City of Quincy -Availability of
Audit Report for FY 05 on their website; Notice from Insurance
Services Office, Inc. Quincy OPA, Gadsden County, Florida, Public
Protection Classification: 5/9.
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 pro-
ceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the appeal is to
be heard.
06/14/07c


With summer upon us, families
throughout the county are gearing
up for family reunions. This
weekend, members of the
Mitchell, Fitzgerald, and
Caldwell families came together
for their bi-annual reunion. They
gathered at Stevens Park for a
cookout, games, and getting re-
acquainted. Some family
members came from as far away
as Sarasota. Family members say
they hold a reunion every two
years.


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NAACP meeting set for
Thursday

Gadsden County NAACP
Branch will be holding their bi-
monthly meeting:
When: Thursday, June 14, 2007
Time: Starting 6:30 p.m.
Where: 13 W. Jefferson St.,
Quincy.
All members are asked to
attend, and any interested persons
are welcomed.


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Opinions ColunXnis Letters to the Editor


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation,



The importance of

family reunions


I'm looking for my relatives. That
shouldn't be to hard to find because if I
throw a rock in any direction in this
county, I will probably hit one. But this
time, I'm looking for relatives on my
mother's side of the family. That would be
the Bell, Bryant, and Williams families.
I grew up in the High Bridge
Community so just about everybody from
Strong Road to Midway are Bell and
Williams cousins. As the crow flies from
High Bridge Road to Highway 90 East
you'll run right into the back door.of the
Bryants, the other part of the family.
There are a whole bunch of Williams on
Highway 90 too that are my folks.
We haven't had a reunion in several
years and it's time for us to do something
together and fun. Plus, cousins that I met
two years ago in Rochester, NY are '
coming for a visit and I really want
everyone to meet them. It's important that
people know their relatives. After all, you
never know where you might end up on
vacation or on a work-related trip.
The Bell, Bryant and Williams families
are planning a one-day cookout on
Saturday, 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. We're
going to get together at New Bethel
Church, across from the hospital building
on U.S. Highway East. It's going to be
your average cookout with all of the
trimmings, plus some games for the
children and few surprises..
If you live in Quincy, bring a covered
dish that will be enough to feed your
family and a few others. Whatever your
specialty is, bring it. If you want more
specifics call me at home or call Reginald
Bryant or Dorothy Williams Crawford.


I like a parties anyway and will do just
about anything to have one. But this is
more important than a party. It's a way for
our family to come together, catch up on
what's been going on in each other's lives,
and give the kids the chance to meet each
other, some for the first time. With
families moving away and starting up in
other places, it's easy to have relatives
living in the same neighborhoods and not
be aware of the relationship, especially
when you get past first cousins.
I suppose an experience I had a few
years ago has happened to a lot of people.
My niece, who has lived all of her life in
south Florida, was visiting me for a week.
We went to pick up a pizza one night and
arrived at the same time as one of our
cousins. As we waited, she informed me
that he was cute and he wanted to met
him.
"Not in this life, that's your cousin," I
told her, then explained how they were
related and that he was my second cousin
and her third cousin.
"That's why," she pouted, "we need to
have more family reunions. I could have
made a big mistake if I had met him
someplace else."
My favorite part of the reunion is when
my cousin, Hattie, gives her speech on the
way people talked back in the day. Some
of the sayings they had were hilarious as
were some of the mispronunciations. And,
her delivery is priceless. My cousin
Jarron, we call him Jay, can tell jokes that
will have you rolling in the aisles.
But that's what reunions are all about,
getting together and having fun with the
people you love.


I hope by the time you read this we
have had some rain. And I'm not talking
about a spring shower, a passing
thunderstorm or a light sprinkle. We
need a bona fide gully washer! A frog ,
strangler! A pond sweller! A river raiser!
We need the type of rain that would
postpone a mud wrestling contest.
It puts me in mind of a dry spell we
endured back in '63. It was extra hot and
extra dry. For a while! I think the rain
stopped falling in late February. By
April, the non rain was a novelty. We

didn't have to bother toting a
cumbersome umbrella. No one had a
chance to get struck by lightning. And
every farmer appreciated that it didn't
hinder the planting that year. We played
an entire high school baseball season
without a game, or a practice, rained out.
We didn't have a spring parade of any
kind in our little town; but it we had---it
wouldn't have rained on it!
Mellissa Honeycutt got married out
doors. And nary a drop fell to dampen
the seven layer cake, the five piece band,
the rose petals that little Jason Partee and
Leigh Ann Raleigh scattered in front of
the bride as she lumbered down the
makeshift aisle or the white birds
someone had captured and stuck in a
cage in Mr. Honeycutt's back yard.
The wedding was supposed to be
"down by the lake". The idea here was to
have the golden sun reflect its beautiful
array of colors off the water and cascade
over the wedding party as they joined
hands before Bro. Hatcher. The invited
guest could then oooh ald aaah as the
nuptials were consummated and the
beauty of the wedding would be talked
about for years.....
In reality the lake had receded way
out past "Pilot Point" and the late
afternoon sun wasn't reflecting off
nothing except the mud and the muck.
Oh, it did highlight an old tractor tire and.
a piece of a half rotten canoe that had
sunk years before. And the mosquitoes
rose up out of the quagmire like The
Creature from the Black Lagoon. They
fell upon the wedding party without
regard to age, gender, pedigree or marital
status! Bro. Hatcher was reading that
part about "therefore shall a man leave


his father and his mother and shall cleave
unto his wife" and swatting mosquitoes
with his off hand. I was hopping up and
down on one foot. Mosquitoes, or fire
ants or some type of animals were
playing tic, tac, toe on the inside of my
legs.
By the time they got down to the
kissing part the entire congregation was
whacking at the thirsty insects, jumping
up and down in an attempt to shake'em
off, rubbing each other's backs and
waving their hats back and forth as if
sword fighting with the pesky attackers.
Mr. and Mrs. Honeycutt did get two
things out of the ceremony that they so
desperately desired.for their well fed
Daughter. They actually got her "married
off' and that wedding was, indeed,
talked about for years!
By early June we got to stopping by
the ice house just to see if Mr. Simmons
wouldn't let us "go in" for a short spell.
It was so cool and refreshing we didn't
even.mind the wet sawdust. Sometimes
he'd loan us a pick and we'd bust off a
piece from one of those big blocks to
"wet our whistle" with. Coca Cola sales
went through the roof. I saw two robins
and an oriole get into a terrific fight over
the last few drops of water in Miss
Madeline Boaz's birdbath.
Carroll Lake got so low that you
didn't need a fishing pole. You could
near 'bout walk across the whole lake
bed. We just strolled out to one of the pot
holes that still had a little water and
picked up whatever fish we wanted.
The Volunteer Fire Department hired
a full time guy to hang around by the
truck. And I saw a little desperation on
my Father's face. No way was cotton
going to make much. And the corn was
all but gone. Without the corn, we'd
have to sell off the hogs early....
We needed some rain, fast!
Leon and Bobby C. found an old
forked stick and went into the rain
making business. Everybody knew'em
pretty good where we lived......so they
took their "divining rod" down to
Gleason. They somehow talked the city
fathers there into paying'em to wave that
See HUNKERIN' on Page 10


Dear Editor;
I attended the Gadsden County Commission
meeting on 6/5/07 and was appalled by the
way Commissioners Holt and Dixon treated
Commissioners Lamb and Croley.
Chairwoman Holt took as long as she wanted
for photo opportunities; she let the county
attorney present a painfully long slide
presentation of the wrong presumptions versus
what actually happened with the hospital
debacle and how many attorneys the other side
had. She let Dixon rant and rave for as long as
he wanted at Commissioners Lamb and Croley
throughout the meeting. However, when the
Commissioner I helped elect with my vote,
Lamb, or Croley tried to talk on a relevant
issue; they were barely aloud to speak and in
my opinion were verbally abused by Holt and
Dixon when they did speak.
The Holt/Dixon Commission (Price didn't
say much, he only followed their lead) voted to
move forward to open the hospital again. If I
remember correctly: They approved
$275,000.00 be spent just to get the license
they gave away back. That would not include
attorney fees, which have already been
hundreds of thousands of dollars. The hospital
corporation's representative at the meeting said
if the hospital opens it is estimated to have a
$2,000,000.00 loss every year. In the past,
hospital losses were larger then estimated. The
trust for the hospital, $11,000,000.00, would
be gone in about 5 years at that rate. This
county dumped millions into a substandard
hospital. With just one year's loss they could :
have-funded a local nonprofit that could have
purchased housing near Tallahassee Regional
Medical Center and provided transportation
and living expenses for family members to stay
dose to relatives in the hospital. Instead of
corporate hospitals and attorneys making
millions off the sick in Gadsden County,
residents could have been employed to set up
and run the nonprofit. Don't a great
ambulance service, life flight service, local
urgent care unit and support of families visiting
relatives in Tallahassee make more sense? Holt
and Dixon are the only Commissioners that
were on the board during the time the hospital
went under. Holt kept blaming it bn "bad
contracting". The buck in GAdsden Coun)
stops with the County Commission. As far as
I know, Holt and Dixon and the other
commissioners in office at that time approved,
and are responsible for, every contract entered
into. If I remember correctly: Per the urgent
care representative at the meeting, the urgent
care center running now at the old hospital is
losing between $1,000 and $3,000 a month.
The representative indicated that some patients
were not paying and were giving false
addresses. He mentioned they would need to
start getting ID from patients in order to
collect payment. Does this mean they haven't
been getting ID before treating patients? Is
this the same company that will operate the
hospital?
If I remember correctly The Board voted to
give $75,000 each or $150,000 total for Boys
and Girls clubs to Price's and Dixon's districts.
The other districts got nothing. They voted to
do this even not knowing if funds would be
available. When the Superintendent of
Schools, Reginald James, spoke to the Kiwanis
Club in Havana, he mentioned that the
schools in Gadsden County have before and
after school programs that do similar work to
what the Boys and Girls Clubs do and that
they are working well. He was afraid funding
would be taken away from these local
programs and given to the Boys and Girls
Clubs. Would you rather see the county
employ county residents and help the kids, or
send county money away? I wonder if the
Board has researched how much the Boys and
Girls club spend on salaries and administrative
costs as opposed to program services (helping
the needy).
If I remember correctly: It took two years for
Lamb to get the Holt/Dixon Commission to
accept a donated(free) 6 acre piece of land for a
park from Coastal Lumber near Havana.
Dixon and Holt inferred that unless Lamb and
Croley gave them what they wanted their
districts would not get anything. It sounded
like financial blackmail to me. Again if I
remember correctly: Chattahoochee got a
leased land park, no problem. I have heard
61% of revenue in Gadsden County was raised
in district one and two and that no projects
were being approved in these districts.
If I remember correctly: The Board started
the process of imposing a 1 to 5 cent gas tax
* and may be looking at four other taxes to
impose. Holt took the opportunity for photos
with fire department members, but after most
were gone, informed the room there would be
no increase in fire service funds for five years,
except for inflation. This is the plan even with
all the county growth and Florida burning.
One county employee discussed taking the
surtax that funds fire services away from fire
and finding other revenue to fund fire service.
During the commission meeting, when a
vote was called and if Lamb and Croley did
not vote her way, Holt would make snide
comments about them to the crowd. Lamb
and Croley have a right to vote the way their
consciences tell them to without being
disrespected. Jimmy Ashmore was the
chairman for the Gadsden Airport Authority a
couple years ago. During his term, the airport
assets grew significantly. He put in a lot of
time and did a good job. When ever he went


before Dixon and Holt they were rude,
unhelpful, and ungrateful and seemed to not
understand how important an airport is to a
small county, especially in times of disaster. At
one of the meetings Dixon inferred that Jimmy
was a liar. They voted no for any funding for
the airport.
Several years ago, in order to build a library,
the Havana Kiwanis Club and the community
of Havana wrote a grant and received
$400,000.00. They also raised over
$200,000.00 in contributions. The mortgage
payment for the rest of the funds needed was
less than the rent on the old brick building the
county used to rent library space in. Holt and
Dixon being the financial wizards they are and
in their great concern for the county as a
whole, were willing to throw away all the
money raised, the grant and the hours of
volunteer time. They voted "no" for the new
Library in Havana. They have the right to vote
"no" to improvements in Havana. What they
did not have the right to do was intimidate and
verbally harass the volunteers and employees
from Havana that presented to them at the
meeting. We got the library despite their votes
thanks to the late Commissioner Bill McGill.
I wonder what Chattahoochee had to do to get
their library built by the county without raising
money or volunteering time. I wonder if the
Chattahoochee group was grilled with idiotic
and condescending questions by the
Holt/Dixon commission like the Havana
group was. It would be interesting to compare
the audio tapes from the meetings where
Havana and Chattahoochee asked the Board to
approve the libraries.
No matter their race or social status, every
volunteer, every citizen, every business .
representative and every employee that come to
present to the Board of County
Commissioners has the right to be treated with
respect. It is time for the decent, financially
responsible people in this county to stand up
and say "no". I respectfully request, here in
public, that Commissioners Holt and Dixon
treat all the citizens that come before them
with respect, regardless of their race, social
status or purpose.
I am making CDs of excerpsI of the meeting
and will make them available to the public.' If
you live in districts 1 or 2 you should get a
copy.
Call 850-273-1306. There is also a tax
watch group forming.

Sharron Ashmore
Dear Editor;
As a native of Gadsden County and former
resident, I am pleased to have the opportunity
to read about the significant changes that the
public school system is undergoing in an effort
to improve student performance.
Recent test scores indicate that there are some
great things happening for the district's
students. Unfortunately, two artices printed
in the June 7th publication of the Gadsden
County Times were written with grave
misrepresentation in each.
Apparently, reporter Brian Dekle interviewed
both Superintendent Reginald James and
newly appointed assessment coordinator Ida
Walker. In both articles, it was stated that Ida
Walker noted as an exceptional educator,
previously served as principal of Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School. Under her
leadership, the articles propose, "GEMS has
seen more FCAT scores at or above the state
average than any other school in the district."
It is extremely important to note, that while we
don't boast about our accomplishments, we
should always give credit where credit is due.
While Mrs. Walker may be an outstanding
educator, she was NOT and has never been
principal or administrator at Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School.
GEMS earned its fist "A" under the
instructional leadership of my sister, Tammy
McGriffFarlin, who served as principal from
Aug. 2005 until Oct. 2007. To date, this "A"
is the only "A" documented by the Florida
Department of Education as school grades for
the 2006-07 school year yet to be released.
Yes, GEMS did implement the Continuous
Improvement Model; however, it-was under
Mrs. McGriffFarlin's leadership that the
significant and continuous improvements were
earned. Let me add that not only did she serve
as principal, but at the same time she also
served as Tite I and Grants Coordinator.
Now, I count three jobs and certainly THAT
is significant. It is difficult to understand how
both articles could have mistakenly listed Mrs.
Walker as principal of GEMS, especially with
many of the statements being direct quotes of
Mr. James and Mrs. Walker.
In closing, it is essential that we remember it
is never necessary to minimize the
contributions of one in order to maximize
those of another. I am immensely offended
that the individual who served and continues
to serve so unselfishly was totally disregarded.
Superintendent James, you don't have to
give Tammy credit for her contributions, but
don't take anything away. And Mrs. Walker, as
a former Principal of St. John Elementary, I'm
sure that you must have made a difference
there. Highlight your contributions in moving
that school through the implementation of the
Continuous Improvement Model.

Brenda Hatcher, Teacher
Wakulla School District


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Give


dads a


chance

by Martha Burk
In the 19th century, before
Father's Day was celebrated or
even thought about, men literally
held ownership of wives and
children. Women had to get their
husband's permission for a
divorce, and were not entitled to
custody of children. In short, kids:A
were the property of fathers. Few
of us would want to go back to
that model. But as the 20th
century produced a more
balanced legal equation, it also
brought a cultural pendulum
swing that went too far in the
other direction, producing an
equally harmful societal norm--
mother ownership of children. In
divorce, it often plays out when
judges mindlessly award custody
to the mother, even in cases
where the father is more
nurturing and engaged with his
children. For married parents,
you can see it most clearly in the
American workplace.
Our workplaces are still
structured around the idea that
family responsibilities will be
taken care of by someone other
than the employee--he or she is
expected to have unlimited hours
to devote to the job. And .
unfortunately for fathers, it's he
that most often fulfills that
expectation. There are a number
of reasons why, but corporate
culture has to be near the top of
the list. Even in companies that
have so-called "family friendly"
See DADS on Page 10i



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The Gadsden County Times June 14,2007 5


Gadsden-raised FWC officer awarded-top honor


By Brian Dekle
Times staff reporter

A Gadsden County native has
played a big role in keeping
boaters safe on the water and
protecting Florida species and
residents, and he was recently
named the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission's 2007
Officer of the Year.
The Division of Law
Enforcement Awards Committee
unanimously selected Brad
Stanley as this year's outstand-
ing officer.
"I'm honored. I just enjoy
what I'm doing, and to be
rewarded for something I enjoy
is a great honor," Stanley said.
"Everyday I come to work it's
like a new day. There's always
something new to do or see."
During the past year Stanley
has demonstrated his commit-
ment to protecting Florida's
resources and people through
action, a news release said.
His peers and supervisors
regard him as being extremely
capable, progressive, informed
and supportive of the FWC team
concept.
His job performance reflects
consistency, versatility and a
strong commitment to his pro-
fession.
Stanley is motivated and tire-
less in his dedicated effort to
protect and preserve natural
resources and ensure the safety
and well being of the public. He
possesses a great deal of self-ini-
tiative and adapts well to chang-
ing seasons, locations and envi-
ronments, the news release said.


His versatility in both inland
and* marine environments is
demonstrated by the diverse
caseload he carries, covering all
the Law Enforcement Division's
core missions.
In addition to resource and
boating enforcement, Stanley
has ensured the safety of the
public who enjoy Florida's
woods and waters.
He has documented arrests
for BUI, DUI, felony firearms
violations, narcotics, theft, and
many other public safety related
crimes.


of the vehicle and driver. He
observed the vehicle in the area,
stopped it and arrested the driver
for leaving the scene of an acci-
dent and DUI.
During the past year Stanley
has contacted more than 2600
users and conducted 571 vessel
inspections. He documented
more than 480 violations from
these contacts.
During a major boating acci-
dent involving a fatality on the
St. Johns River, Stanley took the
lead and successfully coordinat-
ed manpower and equipment


'I'm honored. I just enjoy what I'm doing,
and to be rewarded for something I enjoy is a
great honor," Stanley said. "Everyday I come to
work it's like a new day. There's always some-
thing new to do or see.'

Brad Stanley, 2007 FWC Officer of the Year


One incident that demon-
strates Stanley's can-do attitude
occurred in the west Indian
River County town of Fellsmere.
Stanley located a pedestrian
who was lying prone in a road-
side ditch.
He began investigating the
situation and managed to com-
municate with the man, who
could not speak English.
He determined the man had
been struck by a vehicle that
subsequently left the scene.
Stanley assessed the man's
injuries, which were minor, and
managed to obtain a description


during the search and recovery
process.
In another traumatic incident
Stanley was the first on scene of
a horrific, fatal motor vehicle
accident on Interstate 10.
Stanley immediately assessed
the scene and determined that an
elderly woman had been decapi-
tated and three teens, two adults
and a child had suffered severe
injuries.
Stanley composed himself
and summoned help, then
attended to the injured with first
responder life saving skills.
Stanley also finds time to


interact with his community. He
frequently participates in speak-
ing engagements with fishing
clubs, public schools, rotary
clubs, homeowner associations,
hunter education classes and
youth groups.
He has implemented a pro-
gram in his patrol area to not
only enforce the laws but to edu-
cate the public by handing out
information packets designed to
help them comply with the law.
He also befriended a group of
homeless individuals living
along the Indian River by
giving them a surplus of "Meals
Ready To Eat." By gaining their
trust the homeless individuals
have been diligent in their look-
out for FWC violations along the
river.
Stanley was born in Panama
City and grew up in Gadsden
County. He graduated from
Robert F. Munroe High School
and then attended Florida State
University, where he earned a
bachelor's in criminology in
1999. After graduation Stanley
was hired by the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement in the Contracts
and Grants Section.
In 2002 Stanley was selected
to attend the forth Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission Training Academy.
After graduation he was
assigned to Indian River County
in East Central Florida, where he
has served for four years.
Stanley has ensured the safe-
Sty of the public by apprehending
fugitives of justice and recover-
ing stolen vehicles and equip-


M-1 'W 1 I


Brad Stanley (pictured), raised in Gadsden County, was
recently named the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's
2007 "Officer of the Year."


ment.
Stanley's cases include
arrests for: Felony Crab Trap
Robbing, Unlawfully Taking a
Species of Special Concern,
Taking Deer Out of Season,
Taking Deer in a Prohibited
Area, Road Hunting, Taking
Over the Limit of Ducks,
Unlawfully Taking Alligators,
Taking a Hen Turkey, Willful
Wanton Waste of Wildlife,
Neglecting Captive Wildlife,
Damaging State Lands, Illegal


Dumping, Trespassing, Taking
Snook Out of Season, Taking
Snook by a Prohibited Method,
Taking Fresh Water Gamefish
by a Prohibited Method, Taking
Over the Limit of: Snapper,
Sheepshead, Crappie, and
Bluegill, Taking Undersized:
Snook, Black Bass, Redfish,
Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead,
Trout, Pompano and Crawfish,
Taking of Egg Bearing Crawfish
and Blue Crabs and Manatee
Speed Zone Violations.


WORKFORCE PLUS to hold second annual job fair


Gadsden J.O.B.S.
Jobs.Opportunities.Business.Su
access

WHAT:- With the- theme
"Gadsden J.O.B.S.," the second
annual WORKFORCE plus
Gadsden County Job Fair will.
bring together employers and
community groups from
Gadsden County to showcase
the employment opportunities
available.
The event will be held on
June 14, 2007 from 10 am 2
pm at the University of Florida
IFAS Center, 155 Research


Road, Quincy. WORKFORCE
Express will be on hand for
resume assistance, online job
search and access to fill out
applications on-line.
Presented by BASF The
Chemical Company, The
Gadsden J.O.B.S. Fair will fea-
ture numerous Gadsden area
businesses serving various
industries including: Financial,
Social Service, Customer
Service, Clerical,
Manufacturing, Corrections
and Food Service.
INTERVIEW


OPPORTUNITIES:
Kimberly Moore, CEO,
Workforce Plus
> Larry Ware, human
resource manager, BASF
S Interview opportunities are
also available with employers
and job seekers participating in
the WORKFORCE plus job
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WHEN: Thursday, June 14,
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Commissioners make reccomendations for new hospital


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Board of County
Commissioners voted Tuesday
night during its regular meeting
on three recommendations made
by attorneys on. the re-opening
of Gadsden Community
Hospital.
The recommendations are:
1. Authorize the issuance of
payment to the Ashford bank-
ruptcy estate ($275,000) to com-
plete the transfer process for the
hospital license, if necessary.
2. Authorize the chairman to
execute any closing documents,
if necessary.
3. Authorize the county attor-
ney and county staff to return to
the Board with a comprehensive
process to be followed to select
the management company and
open the hospital at a lower cost
(without critical access designa-
tion status, if necessary.)
Craig McMillian, who is
chairman of the Gadsden
Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors, said the third recom-
mendation is also the recom-
mendation of the Board of GHI.
Before making the recom-
mendations, attorneys presented
an update of the status of the
hospital.


First, they presented a
chronology dating from the
Nov. 4, 2005, when the Agency
for Health Care Administration
(AHCA) issued an emergency
order immediately suspending
the state license for Gadsden
Community Hospital held by
Ashford Healthcare Systems,
Inc. and temporarily closed the
hospital, except for administra-
tive functions.
On Nov.14, 2005, Ashford
filed its bankruptcy petition
under Chapter 11 of the United
States Bankruptcy Code.
On Nov. 28, 2005, the
Centers for Medicare ad
Medicaid Services (CMS)
issued a notice to Ashford initi-
ating the process to terminate
Ashford's provider agreement
for the hospital and 'advising
Ashford that it could defend its
provider agreement by request-
ing a hearing before an
Administrative Law Judge
(ALJ). (This is the lawsuit that
has been discussed recently.)
In all communications with
CMS over the months since it
acted to terminate Ashford's
provider agreement, CMS has
insisted that the Critical Access
Hospital (CAH) status for the
hospital, which is worth $2 mil-
lion per year, was tied to


Ashford's provider agreement
and would be lost as soon as the
provider agreement was termi-
nated.
On Dec. 1, 2005, Ashford
filed its defense to CMS' pro-
posed termination of its
provider agreement for the hos-
pital, which CMS then referred
to an ALJ for a hearing. (The
county was not a part of this
lawsuit.)
In early December of 2005,
the county initiated negotiations
with Ashford to transfer the state
hospital license and CMS
Medicare agreement to the
.county, so that the county could
reopen the hospital.
During the county's
negotiations with Ashford, and
continuing through the final
execution of the agreement in
April 2006, Ashford represented
that it had acted diligently to
maintain and defend its AHCA
license, Medicare Provider
Number, CAH designation, and
other licenses and contracts with
State and Federal agencies
pending transfer to Gadsden
County of GHI.
In mid December of 2006,
the county attorney's office con-
tacted CMS to discuss preserv-
ing CAH status for the hospital,
but CMS personnel would not


discuss the issue, because the
county was not the operator of
the hospital.
Then on April 4, 2006, the
county and Ashford entered into
an agreement with Ashford to
transfer the hospital lease, state
license, and CMS provider
agreement for the hospital to
GHI.
That agreement needed to be
approved by the bankruptcy
court before it became effective.
The rest of the chronology is
as follows:
April 5, 2006: The county
and AHCA entered into an
agreement to transfer Ashford's
state license for the hospital to
GHI.
SJune 2, 2006: The bankruptcy
court entered its order approv-
ing the agreement between the
county and Ashford to transfer
the hospital lease, the state hos-
pital license and the CMS
provider agreement from
Ashford to GHI.
Aug. 11, 2006: The county
filed a petition to intervene in
the pending CMS action to.ter-
minate Ashford's provider
agreement, because Ashford
was not defending the provider
agreement and promised, so that
the county could aid Ashford in
its defense and preserve CAH


status for the hospital. (This was
nine months from the initial
CMS action).
Sept. 20, 2006: The ALJ
denied the county's petition to
intervene in defense of
Ashford's CMS provider agree-
ment, preventing it from aiding
in the defense of Ashford's
provider. agreement, and CAH
status for the hospital.
Nov. 20, 2006: The county
filed an internal appeal within
CMS, seeking to overturn the
ALJ's decision, as intervention
in the CMS case was the only
hope that the county had to aid,
Ashford in defending its
provider agreement and saving
CAH status for the hospital.
.Dec. 6, 2006: The internal
appeal panel rejected the coun-
ty's appeal, seeking to overturn
the ALJ's decision, preventing
the county from aiding in the
defense of Ashford's provider
agreement, and CAH status for
the hospital.
Feb 9. 2007: The county filed
an appeal of the denial of its
motion to intervene to assist
Ashford in defense against
CMS, because all internal reme-
dies had been exhausted and
intervention in the CMS case
was the only hope that the coun-
ty had to aid Ashford in defend-


ing its provider agreement and
saving CAH status for the hospi-
tal. The county cannot apply for
CAH status for the hospital now,
as the hospital no longer quali-
fies for a new CAH status desig-
nation under the current law.
April 12, 2007: CMS filed a
motion to dismiss the county's
appeal.
May 7, 2007: The county
filed is memorandum in opposi-
tion to CMS's motion to dismiss.
The county has also been
involved in the following litiga-
tions:
o Ashford Healthcare
Systems, Inc. vs. Gadsden
County 2005 lawsuit by
Ashford seeking $5.3 million in
damages.
o Ashford Healthcare
Systems, Inc. vs. Gadsden
County 2005 lawsuit by
Ashford claiming illegal county
shut-out from hospital.
o Ashford Healthcare
Bankruptcy 2005 Chapter 11.
o Gadsden Community
Hospital vs. CMS Ashford
appeal of CMS termination of
Provider Agreement
o Agency for Health Care
Administration vs. Ashford
o Ashford appeal of AHCA
proposed revocation of state
hospital license.


Urgent Care now


requiring photo ID


before treatment


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

If you make a trip to the
Urgent Care Center, you will be
required to produce photo iden-
tification.
Cory Fleming, administrator
at the center, said the center is
losing between $1,000 and
$3,000 per month because peo-
ple aren't giving correct
addresses and bills are coming
back.
Fleming told the Board of
County Commissioners he feels
that part of the problem could
be eliminated if they are
allowed to require people to
show picture identification.
Other than losing money, he
said, the center is doing what it
was intended to do. Patients


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who come to the center are seen
by a physician within a maxi-
mum of 90 minutes as opposed
to the 4 to 5 hours they would
have to' wait if they went to
Tallahassee.
"The overwhelming.majority
of the patients are coping from
Quincy and Havana with a
small number coming from
Tallahassee or Calhoun County
because they are here visiting,"
Fleming said.
Most of those visiting the
center are medicaid recipients
with about 25 percent self-pay,
according to Fleming. The cen-
ter accepts almost all insur-
ances. Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital is showing about a two
person decrease per day of peo-
ple' coming from Gadsden
County to the emergency room.


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The Youth Ministry of Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church on the Attapulgus Highway celebrated its 16th anniversary
in a different way this year. Members decided on a cookout at Stevens Park Saturday afternoon and invited former members of the
youth ministry. Benita Rittman said the youth of the church participate in several activities throughout the year that include the
Brain Brawl, the Black History Parade and festival, singing performances and visiting local nursing homes.


Srieefs

CP class of 1967
reunion

Carter-Parramore High
School class of 1967 40th
reunion is quickly approaching.
If any classmate wants to attend
the reunion July 5-8 and have
not paid your fees, you are not
too late. Please contact any
member of the planning com-
mittee as soon as possible.

CP class of 1972
reunion

The Carter-Parramore class
of 1972 will be having a class
reunion meeting at 7 p.m., June
18 at Carter-Parramore
Academy.


The Mack Hill
Scholarship Fund
monthly meeting

The Mack Lee Hill
Scholarship Fund will hold its
monthly meeting at 3 p.m.,
Sunday, June 17 at the New
Bethel Multi-Purpose Building
across from the old Gadsden
Community Hospital on
Highway 90 East. The public
and the Carter-Parramore Class
of 1960 are invited to attend the
meeting to help establish and
make the scholarship fund a suc-
cess. Mack Lee Hill was a
Quincy native who successfully
became running back for the
Kansas City Chiefs. His career
was cut short when he lost his
life during a routine knee opera-
tion. If ydu have any questions


about the fund please contact
Marzell Hill at 559-0845.
Anyone wanting to make mone-
tary contributions may do so at:
Capital City Bank, c/o Mack
Lee Hill Scholarship Fund, 4 E.
Washington St., Quincy, FL
32351.

Gadsden County Pace
meeting in Gretna

Citizens are invited to partic-
ipate in an Environmental
Health Study from 6:30 p.m. to
8 p.m. Monday, June 18 at
Gretna City Hall. The Gadsden


Environmental Health Section
of the Health Department will
be holding a community meet-
ing to assist Gretna residents in
identifying and addressing their
environmental health priorities
and concerns. Refreshments will
be served. Call Doris Milton,
Pace Coordinator at 875-2223
ext. 414, for more information.


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County to bring town hall meetings to community


Mark your calendar. The
Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners and staff
are coming to a neighborhood
near you. In an effort to connect
directly with their constituents,
County Commissioners and staff
are gearing up to host "5 ON 5:
A Conversation with Your
County Commissioner and
staff" in each of Gadsden
County's five districts. "5 ON


5" is a casual straight talk format
town hall meeting where citi-
zens will have an opportunity to
directly voice their input and
any concerns to their commis-
sioner and staff and be provided
an update on the progress of
pertinent issues affecting county
government, such as the hospi-
tal, urgent care center, upcom-
ing budget, and property taxes.
"This is a wonderful opportunity


to talk directly with our con-
stituents and find out what
issues are important to them,
their families, and neighbors,"
said Brenda A. Holt, Chairman
of the Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners. "We
want the people we represent to
know that we are here for them
and working for their best inter-
est. They are our bosses and you
must sit down face to face every


so often to get direct feedback
and guidance." The town hall
meetings, which will be held at
various locations in each county
commissioner's district, will
begin in District 4 on Thursday,
June 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Gretna
City Hall where Chairman Holt
will serve as the first host. The
District 3 town hall meeting
will be hosted by Vice-
Chairman Derrick E. Price on


Thursday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.
and the town hall meeting for
District 5 will be hosted by
Commissioner Edward J. Dixon
on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30
p.m. Subsequent meetings for
District 1 and District 2 and all
locations will be noticed in the
newspapers and on the radio
once finalized with the host dis-
trict commissioner. "Our team
is very excited about this new


format of receiving citizen input
which will allow us to strategi-
cally tailor our spending to
address the citizens' top priori-
ties," said Marlon Brown,
County Manager. "Oftentimes
we ask that citizens come to us
to share their concerns. These
town hall meetings allow us the
opportunity to go directly to the
citizens we serve on a daily
basis."


FDT: Bypass may not



be an option until 2013


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Barring a miracle, the bypass
that was intended to keep most
of the big trucks off Quincy's
city streets will not happen
before 2013.
That's because county and
Quincy city officials were told
that the bypass is no longer a
part of the Department of
Transportation's five- year work
plan. That plan determines
where the money for road con-
struction and other transporta-
tion-related projects will come
from.
James "Tommy" Barfield,
director of transportation devel-
opment with the Florida
Department of Transportation's
(FDOT) District 3, said the proj-
ect has not been totally aban-
doned. He promised the depart-
ment will continue to work
toward getting the project back
on the list.
Joy Giddens, permit director
for FDOT said the problem with
the 9-mile bypass that will con-
nect State Road 12 and Strong
Road, is getting agencies to per-
mit.the project.
. There are three main things
that the Army Corp of Engineers
and the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection are
questioning about the project. In
addition, the once-estimated $5
million project has skyrocketed
to $25 million and will be $31
million if the project is delayed
five more years.


"Too many wetlands will be
impacted, the bridge is not long
enough and they are not con-
vinced of the purpose and need
for the project," Giddens said.
"We need a bypass. We need
it for the safety of our citizens.
We're talking about the lives of
our citizens here, people who
work at the courthouse and other
businesses. Human life is at
risk," said County
Commissioner Doug Croley.
He said with the number of
semi-tractor trailer trucks and
fuel trucks coming through
downtown is an accident wait-
ing.to happen.
"It's not a matter of if, it's
when we're going to have an
accident. When all is said and
done human life is at risk here,"
he said.
The bypass will require a
minimum 1.5 mile-long bridge.
Ideally, the FDOT would like to
use two shorter bridges on the
two-lane road..
But, all that aside, the only
transportation-related projects
that are considered must be rec-
ommended by the CRTPA, the
regional agency that determines
which projects take priority. -'.
"I don't think FDOT is the
problem. I think CRTPA is the
problem. Each year this project
gets pushed further and further
back. They (FDOT) can't do
anything unless CRPTA
approves," Dixon said.
The problem lies is how the
Capital Regional Transportation
Planning Agency (CRTPA) is


set up. The board is made up of
people from Leon, Gadsden, and
Wakulla counties.. Dixon said
Gadsden County will probably
never get any projects because
Leon County has 42 votes and
Gadsden County has three (3)
votes.
"This county has never been
a favorite son of the predecessor
of CRPTA. I am almost at the
* point to as the Board (of county
commissioners) to secede from
CRPTA. Ninety-nine point nine
percent of the money goes to
Leon County," Dixon said.
Croley wanted to know what
the Board of County
Commissioners and the City of
Quincy could do immediately to
help solve the problem. Barfield
suggested that both govern-
ments pass resolutions that
would, at least, let the Army
Corp of Engineers and the
Department of Environmental
Protection know that the project
has backing.
Harry Reed, CRPTA director,
said he would be happy to
inform the members of CRPTA
of the concerns of the county
and city on the bypass.
Barfield promised that no
new projects will be added to
'the work plan until the old ones
have been re-addressed.
The next step is for the coun-
ty and city to pass resolutions
and forward them to the proper
agencies. Barfield said his office
will continue dialogue with all
agencies involved with permit-
ting the bypass.


Bicycle helmet giveaway


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These Gadsden County students are helping get other area young people ready for a "safe and
fun" summer. The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend has partnered with the Gadsden County
Public Library, the Quincy Police Department and the Quincy Pilot Club to provide bicycle hel-
mets to youth living in Quincy and the surrounding area. The orgs are giving out helmets at 6 p.m.
Monday, June 18 at the Gadsden County Public.Library, 732 Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy.
There are a limited number of helmets available and each individual must be fitted properly.
Approximately 540,000 bicyclists visit emergency rooms with injuries every year, according to
the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. Of those, about 67,000 have head injuries. Children under 15
account for about half of the deaths caused by bicycle accidents. It is estimated that anywhere
from 45 to 88 percent of cyclists' brain injuries can be prevented by wearing a helmet. Because of
these alarming statistics, Quincy organizations are teaming up to promote bicycle safety by dis-
tributing helmets to cyclists. The bicycle helmet giveaway is made possible by a grant from the
Florida Department of Transportation.
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Notice of City of Midway
City Planning and Zoning Board

Notice is hereby given to all concerned that on June 21, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the
Midway City Hall, Midway, Florida 32343. The Planning and Zoning board mem-
bers will meet and hear the following applications:

1. Dustin Koonce Taylor Ridge Conceptual Agreement (25 acres)
2. Renew & Co. Replat of Monroe Creek Unit II (15 acres)
3. Trace Landing, Inc. Residential to Interchange Commercial
(5.7 acres)
4. Trace Landing, Inc. Residential to Interchange Commercial
(5.7 acres)
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Dr. James Brown:


'The ultimate professional' retiring


By BRIAN DEKLE
Times staff writer

At 62 years of age, Dr. James
Brown shows nary. a sign of
aging. His energy and silver-
tongued speech are intoxicating.
SWith his characteristic
tdothy, radiant grin on his face,
the Gadsden County deputy
superintendent of schools recalls
days as a youngster sweating in
hpt bean fields in Ocala and 40
years of service in public educa-
tion an era that will end June
3b.
S"It's time," Brown explains
of his impending retirement
from the public school arena. "I
vill have had 40 years in. My
niental acuity is not as sharp as it
used to be, and there's a decline
ii4 muscle acuity, visual acuity
ahd physical acuity. In other
,vords, I'm beginning to age. I'm
jtst not as sharp as I used to be,
and I need to leave it to those
other persons. I'm feeling the
effects of growing older, and I
need a slower paced life."
SWith plans of traveling to
Africa and Asia; playing cello,
piano and other instruments;
writing a book and running an
already-successful education
consultation firm, for most,
Brown's idea of retirement
seems far from slow-paced.
But Brown explains he needs
to remain active, even in his
golden years.
"If I stop being busy I'll drop
dead," he says, laughing.
:"I'm in good health except
for just aging, and I've always
been a busy person. I started in
first grade and never stopped
until I got my Ph.D. There was
never a time I wasn't in school. I
always want to learn. I'm a
learner. I really believe in life-.
long learning and life-long
doing. Whenever I do leave this
world, I'd like to drop dead
doing something on the job."
Brown's fiery passion for
work and education began in the
1950s when hie was a young boy,
and his father made him and his
siblings work in the bean, toma-
to and watermelon fields near
Ocala, where he was born and
raised.
"My dad made us work
because he wanted to instill in
us the value of work, and I told
my daddy one day, 'I know I'm
going to get an education
because I am not going to pick
tomatoes the rest of my life,"' he
said.
SThe young Brown also
mowed yards, bussed tables,
flipped burgers and performed
other odd jobs, but he said he
always knew that was not what
he wanted to do.
SJust as he told his father,
Brown was well on his way to
success and higher education
when he graduated from high
school.
"When I graduated from high
school I had no money to go to
college. I had no idea what it
would cost, but I knew I wanted
to go, so I stayed in New York
City with my uncle and just
decided to get a job," Brown
recalls.
"Eighteen years ojd, my first
time in New York City, I just
woke up one morning and hit
the streets and got a job. I knew


if I wanted to make it from a
family with nine kids, I was
going to have to do it myself
because my parents couldn't
afford to do it."
Brown's parents contributed
only 40 dollars to his college
education; the balance was paid
with scholarships, grants or
money from work.
Brown attended Hampton
Junior College (now Central
Florida Community College)
before finishing his undergradu-
ate work at Florida A&M
University. He began as a busi-
ness administration major, but
quickly changed his course
toward a degree in music after a
chance incident at Hampton.
"I walked into a music room,
where the teacher was -teaching
some students. They were hav-
ing a.very difficult time under-
standing rhythms, so I walked
up to the chalkboard, as a stu-
dent, and really helped them out.
The teacher looked at me and
said, 'well, why aren't you
majoring in music?' So I
changed my major;" he said.
Brown got his master's in
guidance and counseling from
FAMU and his doctorate in
adult education and educational
management systems from
Florida State University.
Though Brown's first teach-
ing job was in Nassau County in
1967, his dream of being a
teacher began years before. Mrs.
Ollie Gary, Brown's first grade
teacher, and other "excellent"
teachers sparked the teaching
flame in Brown's soul.
"Mrs. Gary gave me my start
and mentored me all through
elementary school. She was a
tremendous lady. When I saw
her in operation I said, 'I'd like to
be like you,"' Brown said. "I had
excellent teachers, and they
were all role models I wanted to
emulate. I never wanted to be
anything else."
Later, Brown was a music
teacher and band director at sev-
eral Gadsden County schools.
Music, Brown says, is still his
"first love." The multi-talented
musician plays all instruments
in the orchestra, but his principle
instrument is piano.
He also plays cello in the Big
Bend Community Orchestra.
His life as a cellist began in col-
lege, and was recently revived
after decades of dormancy.
About four years ago, Brown
heard Dr. Diana Decker, a vio-
linist and Gadsden County
Schools director of personnel
services, playing in a string
duet, and he then decided to
wield his bow and cello, sitting
unused in his closet for 30 years,
once again. Brown now takes
cello lessons twice a month and
is fourth chair of nine cellists in
the Big Bend Community
Orchestra.
, Brown said his stint as a band
director helped him immensely
in his various administrative
jobs, which began as curriculum
coordinator and then assistant
principal at James A. Shanks
High School.
In 1985, Brown was tapped
as assistant superintendent,
which led to his current job as
deputy superintendent.
"Being a band director
requires a lot of planning and


"My dad made us work because' he

wanted to instill in us the value of work,

and I told my daddy one day, 'I know

I'm going to get an education because I

am not going to pick tomatoes the rest

of my life.'"

Dr. James Brown


organizing, which-are very criti-
cal skills for an administrator.
Also as a band director, you
learn how to spot talent and gift-
edness; those are the same
things you look for as an admin-
istrator in the hiring process.
You learn how to spot talent and
find people that can do what you
need to do," Brown said.
"Being in a band or any
organization like that requires
teamwork. So you learn to put
together a team, which is anoth-
er skill you need as an adminis-
trator. So to say the least, those
are the major things that you
learn being a band director or
any kind of organizational
leader. That's how it helped me
develop my administrative
skills."
Brown's decision to move
from teacher to administrator
was based in a desire to touch
more lives, he said.
"I was one who always
looked for a challenge, and I
thought I had done everything I
could do where I was. I had
superior rated bands, and we
were probably the first junior,
high school invited to perform at
Disney World," Brown said.
"I wanted to touch more
lives. I figured if I got out of the
classroom, I could touch more
lives rather than just those 120
kids in my band."
Though he has had "many,
many good moments" as an
administrator, Brown said being
able to guide and help people
solve problems has been a "hall-
mark" of his administrative
tenure.
"That may seem very sim-
plistic, but that's a tall order in.
view of the major problems and


things you get," he said.
One of the "major problems"
he has dealt with led to perhaps
the biggest snag in Brown's
administrative stint.
"I think the downside is there
have been some terrible things
that have happened. For exam-
ple, we lost a principal one time
that committed suicide. I didn't
see the warning signs, and he
came to talk to me about it,"
Brown recalls.
"I was young in my adminis-
trative years at that time, and he
had a personal problem and
wanted to know his options. I
didn't have any for him, and he
walked out the door and said, 'I
know what my option will be.'
And the next thing I knew, he
had committed suicide.
That was very, very disheart-
ening. That was probably the
biggest downside of this. You
don't know when to pay atten-
tion to them, when they have a
problem and .so forth. I've
learned from that point on to
take every problem someone
brought to me very seriously."
The "politicizing of educa-
tion" has also grieved Brown as
an administrator. He said every-
where politics drive decision-
making that runs counterproduc-
tive to what education is truly
about.
Brown said he has never
desired to be involved in the
"politics of education."
"I like to. make decisions
based on what's good for chil-
dren and not anything else," he
said. "That's one reason why I
never wanted to be superintend-
ent of schools. I had been
approached by numerous people
for years when I first took over


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as assistant superintendent say-
ing I was being groomed for the
superintendent position. I
always said, 'read my lips; I
have no desire to be superin-
tendent of schools.' A lot of peo-
ple didn't believe me, but now
they see I didn't. Some superin-
tendents find a nice healthy bal-
ance (between politics and edu-
cation), but I don't believe I
could do that. As a matter of
fact, I told someone if I was
elected superintendent of
schools I'd be a dismal failure."
Brown said he is from the
"old school," meaning he was
educated "back when they edu-
cated the whole child." The
jury's still out, Brown said, on
whether the education system
today provides what children
will need in the future.
"The advent of technology,
the whole global society we live
in today requires that we
approach education differently,
but does that mean we have to
do a lot of testing, a lot of
assessment and a lot of labeling?
I think we need to envision what
we need for the future and pre-
pare our children for that and
not be labeled as failures. Yes,
you need assessments to deter-
mine whether children are mas-
tering what is being taught, but I
think this whole notion of label-
ing and grading and ranking is
counterproductive," he said.
Parent involvement in their
children's education is necessary
before Gadsden County.schools
can see great strides in student
achievement, Brown said.
"We are an education institu-
tion, true, and we can provide all
the necessary instruction for the
five or six hours we have the
children during the day. But
unless we get some reinforce-
ment at home, and I know this
sounds cliche, but unless parents
get involved at what's happening
at schools and ensure those chil-
dren at home are doing their
homework and making educa-
tion a priority, we will not see
great strides. This is not to say
we won't have successful stu-
dents coming from the district.
We will, but it will be students
of those parents (who are
involved in education)," he said.
"I think we see more parent
involvement today, but it's not
the kind of involvement that
ensures the school and parents
are working together. My par-
ents were never active in PTA,
but, if they got a call from the
school saying one of their chil-
dren did something, they took
care of it at home. Now, when
teachers call parents at home
(not all, but by in largely they
come up there and criticize the
school for something they did
wrong. So they're involved
when their children are mistreat-
ed, and that's what a parent
should do, but sometimes they
only listen to the children and
they don't hear us, and that's
unfortunate."
Brown added "by-in-large"
the parents of students at
Gadsden County schools want
their children to succeed, and
only a small minority don't
know how or don't desire to get
involved in their children's edu-
cation. As a result of the latter,
Brown said, children become


New risk screen campaign aims to improve prenatal health


The state is launching a new
public information campaign this
week to promote completion of
the Healthy Start risk screening,
the gateway into the Healthy Start
program, which is designed to
improve the health of pregnant
women in Florida and reduce
infant mortality rates.
The campaign which includes
television and radio public service
announcements, billboards, print-
ed reminders in doctors' offices,
and participant testimonials was
developed by the Florida
Department of Health to raise
awareness of the importance of
Healthy Start risk screenings and
"ensure that every baby in Florida
has a Healthy Start." The cam-
paign begins this week and is


expected to run through Aug 31.
The Department of Health's
Healthy Start program, in partner-
ship with 32 local Healthy Start
coalitions, has been promoting
healthy pregnancies and infant
care since 1991 and has since
reduced the number of babies who
die before their first birthday by 23
percent. According to campaign
coordinators, filling out a prenatal
risk screening form is the simplest
way to identify factors that place
an expectant mother at risk for
complications such as having a
pre-term or low birth weight baby.
All pregnant women should
request the prenatal screening
form at their first prenatal visit.
An infant risk screening form -
completed just after childbirth and


before leaving the hospital can
help identify conditions that may
lead to poor infant developmental
outcomes in the baby's first year of
life.
"The amount of information
available for a pregnant woman
today is often overwhelming,"
said Deputy State Health Officer
Bonita Sorensen, M.D., M.B.A.
"We are very serious about our
responsibility to ensure each and
every woman has access to the
Resources she needs for a healthy
pregnancy and a happy beginning
with her newborn baby."
The statewide campaign to
promote Healthy Start risk screen-
ings encourages women of child-
bearing age to talk with their
healthcare providers including


physicians, nurses, and mid-wives
- about the screening forms and
factors that may increase health
risks.
"While all healthcare providers
are required by law to offer their
expectant patients the form, not all
do," said Mary Jo Plews, President
of the Florida Association of
Healthy Start Coalitions. "We
hope this campaign empowers
women to be proactive, to ask for
the completion of a very simple
form that may ensure their babies
have a healthy start in life."
According to Annette Phelps,
Director, Division of Family
Health Services, having and nur-
turing healthy babies is essential
for building strong, healthy com-
munities. Currently there are 32


Healthy Start coalitions providing
education and support to local
mothers and babies. (up to three-
years-old) who are at risk for poor
pregnancy or developmental out-
comes. Eligibility for these servic-
es which include childbirth, par-
enting and breastfeeding educa-
tion, help for reducing stress and
to stop smoking, ideas for eating
healthy, and more is determined
in part by women's responses to
questions on the screening forms.
Of the 315,187 Healthy Start
screenings completed in Florida in
2005, 120,652 women and infants
were identified as at-risk and eligi-
ble for Florida's Healthy Start pro-
gram.
"Pregnancy risk factors that
contribute to having a pre-term or


low birth weight baby can happen
to any woman, often without her
realizing it," said Deputy State
Health Officer Sorensen.
"I encourage all pregnant
women to take a few extra minutes
and complete the one-page form.
It could not only free her from
pregnancy and postpartum com-
plications, but also save her baby's
life."
The Healthy Start screening
campaign is funded by the Florida
Department of Health and coordi-
nated by Group 5 & Associates, a
Gainesville-based advertising
agency. To learn more about the
campaign and Healthy Start risk
screenings, please call 1-800-451-
BABY or visit www.healthystart-
baby.com.


delinquents.
Brown offers this advice to
parents: "Quit giving (children)
everything they want. Provide
what they need, which is to
understand the value of educa-
tion and the value of work. They
need to be raised on good solid
Christian principles. I'm not
advocating any particular reli-
gion, but good old solid
Christian principles, that's what
made me survive. I think the
responsibility is on the parent to
guide the child. Children need to
experience success, they need to
experience hard work, they need
to know what the world is going
to be like once they get out
there. Many kids come back to
me after they've been out of
school for 10 or 15 years, and
they say, 'Dr. Brown, I wish I
had paid attention to what you
tried to teach me,"' he said.
Though Brown has had many
job offers from universities and
corporate America, he said he
would rather make a positive
difference for the African-
American community (who he
calls "my people) than make
riches. Brown said working for
the Gadsden County School dis-
trict has given him a "strong
sense" of making contributions
to "his people."
More than just the African-
American community, Brown
has touched the lives of many
who have worked with him over
the years.
"It's emotionally tough to
express what Dr. Brown has
meant to this district -for so
many years," Dr. Diana Decker,
Gadsden County schools direc-
tor of personnel services, said.
"He has contributed a great deal
in virtually all areas of Gadsden
School District business during
his journey from music teacher
all the way to deputy
Superintendent. We will certain-
ly miss his vast experience,
knowledge, professionalism, but
most of all, his friendship. We,
wish him the happiest of retire-
ments."
Gadsden County
Superintendent of Schools
Reginald James said, "I think
Dr. Brown is the ultimate pro-
fessional. He's dependable, tal-
ented, very intelligent, and he
can adapt to any leadership
style. That makes him so
unique; you couldn't have
served under so many superin-
tendents without being able to
adapt."
Now looking at a retirement
filled with travels, writing,
music playing and continuing to
work in education, Brown
smiles, white teeth, showing,
remembering his time in the
Gadsden County school district.
"I've had so many good
things here at the district. I've
worked under five superintend-
ents, and they all came with
their own unique differences
and styles. I've worked with
many principals, many staffs,
many parents, many students.
They have embraced me, and I
have embraced them. Just to
hear them speak about how I
helped their children, or, with
the children, how I helped them,
just makes me feels so good.
That's the proof I have made a
contribution."








The Gadsden County Times June 14,2007 9'


First responders participate in mock disease exercise


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

It was a test, only a test.
But in a mock disease exer-
cise Monday, local first respon-
ders were ready to tackle avian
flu.
Public information officers
from the Gadsden County
Health Department, the county
Sheriffs Office and county gov-
ernment set up a Joint
Information Center in the bot-
tom of the Sheriffs administra-
tive office building, where the
library used to be.
At 11 a.m., they alerted local
media that a bus carrying 20
people had rolled into Gadsden
County and that passengers
.were exhibiting symptoms of
the bird flu.
Meanwhile, Page Jolly, and
evaluator from the Leon County
Health Department, played the
role of pretend reporter. Jolly's
job was to critique the exercise
and see how well health depart-
ment representatives reacted.
GCHD public information


officer Max Martinez fielded
questions from reporters fake
and real.
"Around 10 a.m." the
Gadsden County Health
Department received a phone
call about a bus that pulled into
302 S. 10th St. at Mt. Moriah
Baptist Church. There were 20
people on the bus. Before the
bus came to Gadsden County it
stopped at a rest stop on 1-75 in
Gainesville. Sixteen people left
to use the bathroom. Two others
left they weren't feeling well -
they were quarantined by the
sheriffs department. We have
no more information at this
time," Martinez said.
But reporters did pry a few
facts out of him: The bus was
carrying passengers that had
arrived recently in the United
States from Jakarta, India; local
responders paramedics,
deputies and others were ready
with masks and gloves and fol-
lowed the infection control
standards in place and the "vic-
tims" were quickly contained
within the church.


The entire exercise was over
by about noon.
Influenza pandemic is a
global outbreak of influenza
and occurs when a new influen-
za virus emerges, spreads and
causes diseases worldwide.
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and the
World Health Organization
maintain extensive surveillance
programs to monitor influenza
activity worldwide.
Confirmed instances of
avian flu in humans include 18
human cases in Hong Kong in
1997; six of those who contract-
ed the disease died. Two Hong
Kong children were diagnosed
with avian flu in 1999; both
recovered. In 2003, two cases of
avian flu occurred among mem-
bers of a Hong Kong family,
more than 80 cases of H7N7
avian flu were reported in the
Netherlands. H7N7 is a milder
flu strain and is normally limit-
ed to eye infections with some
respiratory symptoms, although
one patient, a veterinarian, did
die.


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Gadsden County Health Department public information officer Max Martinez gives a press
conferences during a mock influenza pandemic exercise Monday. (Photo by Leslie Roberts) A


Hot, hot, hot!


Solarization




can help with




nematodes


Hot was not the word for weather earlier this week blistering seems a more appropriate term as temperatures soared into
the high 90s and low 100s. Meteorologist Parks Camp of the National Weather Service said Monday, the day this picture was
taken, was the hottest day of the recent heat wave. Although a Quincy observer for the National Weather Service reported a
high of 98 degrees Monday, Talquin Electric's sign claimed it was 102. Either way, Camp said, "It was definitely warm."
(Photo by Leslie Roberts)




lPriefs ---


Quincy Lions Club
Raffle

The Quincy Lions Club will
be raffling off a generator for
hurricane season. Tickets are $2
or 3 for $5. Drawing will be held
July 17 at Bell and Bates Home
Center.


You may purchase tickets at
Bell and Bates home center and
see the generator.

James A. Shanks Class
of 1972

James A. Shanks Class of
1972 will celebrate its 35th class


reunion locally, June 23 and 24.
On June 23 a fish will be held
from 6-10 p.m., and on June 24 a
memorial service will be held at
11 a.m. The activities will pre-
cede a cruise to the Bahamas,
which will take place June 29 -
July 1. For more information call
Molly Brewington at 875-1399.


I donate blood because I
know that my donation will
help save a life. it makes me
feel good to give. I visit this
area often and donate here
every rime I can.
-Angela from Naples


Vegetable gardening is a
popular pastime in Florida. In
addition to being fun, the veg-
etables just seem to taste better
when they are homegrown.
Unfortunately, we are not
the only ones who like these
vegetables Every gardener has
had the experience of putting
hours of hard work into a gar-
den expecting a bountiful har-
vest only to have it die. Who
are the culprits? They may be
things we can see like rabbits,
birds, or insects.
Other times they may be
invisible, too small to be seen.
Due to our warm temperatures,
high humidity and sandy soil,
Florida has more than it's fair
share of these pests and
pathogens. Plant-parasitic
nematodes can be among the
most damaging and hard-to-
control of these organisms.
Nematodes are unsegmented
roundworms that live in the soil
and are very small. Most can
only be seen using a micro-
scope. There, are many differ-
ent kinds of nematodes and
most are beneficial because
they feed on bacteria, fungi and
other insect pests.
Unfortunately, there is a group
of nematodes that can damage
plants.
Plant-parasitic nematodes
feed upon a plant's root system
and reduces the plant's ability
to obtain water and nutrients
from the soil. When there is a
high population of nematodes
in the soil or when the plant is
stressed, the plant begins to
show symptoms.
Most people discover- how
destructive nematodes can be
when symptoms occur. Mild
symptoms include stunting,
loss of vigor, wilting and
reduced yields. Severe symp-
toms include early plant death
and complete loss of produc-
tion.
Root-knot nematodes are
the most well-known, and most
destructive, of the plant-para-
sitic nematodes. The galls pro-
duced by root-knot nematodes
are such a distinctive symptom
that it can be recognized by
anyone. Galls are small to
large swelling of the roots in
the areas where the nematodes
have entered the root.
Okra, tomato, cucumber,


butter beans, squash and mel-.
ons are some of the most vul->
nerable vegetable plants. The?
greatest damage occurs orn
plants that are grown during the'
summer months, when soil&
temperatures are warm.
Managing nematodes may,
involve using one or more tech-.
niques that reduce nematode-,
populations. Z
Plant resistant varieties;'
Some vegetable varieties arei.
marketed as "nematode resist-
ant." Contact your local'-
Extension Office for recom-"'
mendations.
Crop rotation: Most of the'
problems with nematodes arise
because susceptible crops are,
grown,in the same area each
year. Gardeners need to con--,
sider rotating crops within the:r
garden and never plant very,,
susceptible crops consecutive-;-
ly. Another alternative is to'l
grow vegetables in containers
using a soilless potting media. J
Solarization: This is a'
process of using heat from the"
sun to kill nematodes and other"
pests. The soil should be,
worked with a hoe or rototiller,,
to break up clods. Remove all-
sticks, roots, and clumps. The.j
soil should be moist, but noO
wet. Cover the soil with a cleacun
plastic tarp and bury the edges"
of the plastic. Leave the plastic
on the soil for at least 4 to 6"
weeks. Do not remove the plas-"
tic until you are ready to plant.'
Sunlight goes through the
clear plastic and heats the soil-
underneath. The plastic then.
holds in the heat so it penetrates
the soil. Long-term exposure to
high temperature kills nema-
todes, as well as many weeds,'0
fungi, and insect pests. The dis-'
infested zone is usually 6 to 8-
inches deep. Because it"
depends on sunlight and heat,"'
solarization works best during,
the summer months when the;,
soil will receive maximum
direct sunlight.
Contact your local.;
Extension Office for other-.
nematode management tech-".
niques.
However, while these rec-':
ommendations can help avoid.
or reduce problems with plant-'
parasitic nematodes in the veg-
etable garden, they are not.
guarantees of success.





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TITANS SEASON OVER
With a 62-32 thumping. the
Tallahassee Ttans say. their Amclncan
Indoor Football Association season


't"llBifti ^idaftiiimb
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end Sunday in Tupelo. The Mississippi
Nludcais v ere too much Ifo the Titan,
who linisled 11-4. 'Three ol the foul
losses came at the hands ot the


Nludcais \sho \ ill move on in the pla. -
offs Let's hope this is not the last v.e
heni from the Titans. Their games
were entertaming and affordable. Let's
hope they find sponsorships and corpo-
rate backing and return net spring.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
The stage i. set for the 2007 College
Wolld Series in Omaha. The state of
Florida %ll not be repte~cntcd this
Neat. Also. onl1 one team trom the
SEC. MNissisippi State. and one ACC
team. North Caiolina. \\ill play in the
totmlnarnent.
T\o Calloi nia teanis. UC lr\ in and
C:l State Fulleiton. Louis' ille, Rice.
and Pac-Ten teams,, Arizona State and
Oiregon State tound out the field.
Olegon State is the defending champi-
on.
I'm picking North Caolina to in it
all. The "Heel's" has e lot of pitching
and some good sticks.


FSU TRACK
With a lot movie anfaife than last
Near, the FSU Track and Field team
\von their second straight national title
last week in Saciamento. The Tribe',
spnnteir carried them to the champi-
onship. Waltei Dix and Ricardo
Chminbel- scored their -haje of the 54
total team points foi FSU. Chambernh
has announced he %til lo pro and Di\
could follow. But. the %\a\ the
Seminole's track coach Bob Biaman is
getting things done. makes him look
like a re-load instead ot a re-build
coach.

DONOVAN'S RETURN
Gator fans breathed a sigh of lebet
last week when BiNl Donovan reneged
on his moved to coach the Orlando
Magic and came back to Gainestille.
Some sports writers and sports casters
made a big deal about hoxv he should-
n't liahe done that to Orlando.


Somewhere along the line I'm sure
Dono\an felt he had made the wrong
decision. Good, for Donovan, and
Gator fans. Some coaches are just suit-
ed to the college game. Donovan may
hae realized that. Ste\e Spurrier sure
does.

SPURS-CAVS
I'll adrmt I'm not a big pro basket-
ball fan. But I am happy with this
years finals. MainlI, I guess.
by the fact that the super stars of
San Antonio and Clexelaud are team
pla.vers.
The Spurs, Tim Duncan and the
Cavs LeBron James play the game like
it should be played, unselfishly.
Duncan and his bunch lead the series
2-0 and I think wtll wm it in five
games Duncan has James on experi-
ence and has a better supporting cast.
But, I feel tlis is the first of a bunch of
LeBron James NBA Finals.


Quincy Jaguars take 7-5 win over Wakulla

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by JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor

"It was the best game we
played this summer." Coach
Terrence Brown said about his
Quincy Jaguar's baseball teams'
win in Medart Monday night.
"We got some good hits and


made some plays that helped us
win the game." Brown contin-
ued.
The Jaguars got a solid pitch-
ing game from starter Matt
Grulich who went 6 1/3 innings.
The junior to be left-hander
allowed only 3 hits in his stint,
and fanned 8. He tired in the


bottom of the 7th and Austin
Mahon came in to get the last 2
outs and a save.
Mahon had scored the
Quincy teams first run in the
first when he led the game off
with a double, and scored on a
Cameron Jackson fielder's
choice.


The Jaguars used walks to
Zanders Horn. and Charles
Tuazon, and singles by Montez
Fryson, Jackson, and Ricky
Reed to push across 4, third
inning runs.
Charles Lightfoot singled in
a run in the 5th for Quincy, and
Fryson doubled in Horn who


had singled to plate the last
Jaguar run in the 6th.
Horn made a diving catch to
save a run in the 6th and Fryson
had some big scoops' at first to
help the defense.
The win was the first this
summer for the Quincy. They
have a 1-5-1 record and will


host Wakulla in a double-header
at Corry Field today (Thursday)
at 5:30 pm.
They play at Leon next
Monday and host Leon on
Tuesday.
Double-headers are set for
both days beginning at 5':30
pm.


RecDepartment


Braves, QPRD 2007 AAA baseball tournament champions and regular season runner-up.
Braves, QPRD 2007 AAA baseball tournament champions and regular season runner-up.


Left, Joshua'
Betton of 'the
Braves and Nolen
Haire of the Reds
are QPRD 2007
AAA Baseball
Top Pitchers.
Right, Betton was
also named tour-
nament MVP.
Far right, the
Sidewinders T-
Ball team show
off their trophies


Reds, QPRD 2007 AAA baseball regular season champions and tournament runner-up.


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RECREATION DEPARTMENT PRO- YOGA Also the Recreation Department has
GRAMS TAEKWONDO the following events set:
Interested parties can contact the HORSESHOE TOSS LEAGUE Youth-Parents Softball Game: June
Quincy Recreation Department at 875- COED CHURCH LEAGUE VOLLEY 25 6 pm at the Bobby Nealy Complex.
2255 about the following programs: BALL Coach pitch Softball tournament:
AEROBICS ADULT COED SOFTBALL June 18-22 at Ward's lot.


Seminole gcamlina


As Dog Days begen to be on
us, you begen to notice that the
song birds will daily lo\ ci theni
voices until not one will sing.
That is when we of old remember
being warned about mad dogs,
mad foxes, mad coons and pos-
sums. This is the time when the
dog star shins, to me it is a sorry
time of year when no birds sing.


Our most exciting fishing this
'week has been the Crappie, they
have bit most every day this
week mostly on Jigs, there has
been some catches made on
Minnows, but they are hot as big
as the ones taken on Jigs.
Catfish came on strong on the
days that the wind would let the
folks fish. One boat had over 60


Cats taken on Wigglers. We
understand that the Mussels have
begun to die off due to the heat,
that is why some folks will not
catch cats due to the Mussels
being so plentiful. A Worm fish-
erman will most likely do well
with worms.
We have had many Big
Bream off beds taken had 45 big


ole hand painted Bream to put in
the Crisco. Nuthin like a fresh
caught fish cook while still
Flippin', Hush Puppies and
Sweet Tea.
There was some very good
Bass taken on calm days, Mr.
Tim Kerner of Baton Rouge
landed a 7 pounder and several
others on top water. We had


some Macon folks do very good
on top water all day one day, next
day did good morning and got
blowed off the lake in the after-
noon. It's odd how everything
now days, depends so much on
the weather.
The Valdosta Bassmasters
fished out of Wingate's on
Saturday with Morgan Sprint


winning with 20 lbs. and 14 oz.
He had the Big Fish with 6.7 lbs.
Mike Prindle of the Hydrilla
Gnats Bass Club out of Wingate's
placed first in the Georgia
Division of the BASS Federation
Tournament. He will go on to the
Regional Tournament in
November. We wish him the best
of luck in his fishing.


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GUILTY from Page 1


by someone standing over him. murder the night before Ross was The jury had the opportunity to his own behalf, relying on the house in Sawdust? He ran away and has no alternative, according to
"He shot him in the head and he killed. As evidence to listen to as many as five taped advice of his attorneys. hid under a pile of clothes," he said. state guidelines, but to sentence him
waited two minutes before shooting premeditation, he said Jordan called interviews Jordan had with Johnson said that Jordan further When the verdict was announced, to life in prison.
him again. He was trying to make Marcus Davis and asked him to be authorities in the days following the demonstrated guilt by leaving Jordan's facial expression did not The sentencing has been set for
sure he was dead," Johnson told the "the third eye" of a lookout while he murder. In each interview he gave Gretna and going to his home in the change. And while his lawyers Thursday, June 28.
jury. approached Ross to rob and kill conflicting information. Jordan Sawdust Commuity. "What did he requested a pre-sentence After the trial, Sanders said she
He said that Jordan planned the him. But Davis never showed up. declined to take the witness stand in do when the deputies came to his investigation, Judge P. Kevin Davey plans to appeal the verdict.


MIDWAY from Page 1


to be worked out," Holton said. calling for final approval of a plat permits for the Holly Branch were arguing loudly, or more unexcused absences investigate this in an orderly
Growth Management Director for Holly Branch subdivision was subdivision on the basis of these After handing out sheets during their term to forfeit their fashion."
Roosevelt Morris said the tabled until the July meeting after amendments." recording the number of times office. Blakely's list, which he Exasperation dogged both
department is carrying its own the subdivision's developers After he much-debated Taylor Barber has missed City Council said he obtained from the city council and audience members
weight. asked to delay a vote on the Ridge subdivision proposal for meetings, Blakely called for clerk, shows Barber as having Thursday. As the meeting
"Once I actually show you, it's matter. The Department of Knight's Road was once again Council members to remove her more than three unexcused dragged through old business,
bringing in more than it's taking Community Affairs recently tabled, council members from her position. absences within the past year. Madison called for an end to
out," he said. "I don't really have wrote a letter to the city saying permitted a presentation from "We have so much Council members are required bickering between council
any control over when the the four pieces of acreage Midway resident Wilburn disagreement and foolishness, the to call Mayor Delores Madison or members and audience members.
subdivisions come in they just annexed in as small scale Blakely, who sparked a lively city needs to move forward," he a city staff member if they are not "People, it is almost 9 o'clock
come in." amendments to the city's debate that ended with a Gadsden said. "I would plead to you to do going to be present at a meeting. and we have yet to get to the meat
Poole was later approved as comprehensive plan were not County Sheriffs deputy following what the city charter says to do." "This is a serious complaint," of this (agenda)," she said.
interim city manager, legally adopted and advised the he and another audience member The City Charter calls for assistant city attorney Larry The next regular City Council
In other matters, an agenda item city to "not issue development to the parking lot, where they Council members who have three White said. "I believe we. must meeting is July 5 at 7 p.m.


ART from Page 1


themselves," she said. "It's The art camp runs four weeks ox, seashell box, glue painting 5-12, is $75 for one week, $145 triciacollins@gadsdenarts.org. work of local and regional fine
proven to be helpful in analytical during the summer, and spots are with yarn, embroidery picture, for any two weeks and $275 for Those interested may also visit the artists in all media. Begun in
thinking and problem solving still open for the fourth and final bird glider and more. all four weeks. A limited number GAC, 13 N. Madison St., Quincy. 1994, the center will be
skills, and they have to share and week, which will feature Nancy Vanlandingham, a teacher of scholarships are available to The Gadsden Arts Center is a establishing a permanent
cooperate with each other. It's an "sculpture from found objects." at Robert F. Munroe Day School, help defray costs for those who not-for-profit arts organization collection and hosts exhibits
exchange of ideas." Other activities have included and volunteers Alexis Miller, a 9th need it. whose mission is "to improve the throughout the year. Admission to
Collins added the camp draws acrylic painting, clay pot making, grader at RFM, and Victoria The next session is from 10 a.m. quality of life in Gadsden County, the center is $1 for adults;
home schooled, public school and animal sculpture, printmaking and Dickeson, a student at Maclay to 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Florida through the promotion of children and arts center members
private school children, so many collage. Crafts include Native School in Tallahassee, teach art through Friday, June 22. To sign fine visual art". With a vision of get in free.
local demographics are American money pouch, crown camp sessions, up, contact Rachael or Tricia at "lighting our community through For more information, visit
represented. making, stamp designing, treasure Cost for the camp, open to ages 850-875-4866 or visual art," the center features the www.gadsdenarts.org.


FATHER from Page 1


"They all live within 30 miles
of each other. We're very close,"
he said. "For a father, on Father's
Day, it's great to have them all
together and to know that they
are safe and doing well. They're
great kids."
Spirituality has always played a
big role in family members' lives,
Beach said, and is another reason
they remain connected.
"I think the biggest thing (about
the family staying close) is that
all of my family members go to
church and we have a belief in
something that is not tangible,"
he said. "Tangible things rust, go
away, don't last forever. Our
spiritual life is intangible. We all
pray and are churchgoing
individuals. Have we had rough
times? Sure. You have to know
that to keep the rose garden you
are going to get pricked by
thorns. You have to know that
you've got to tend that rose
garden."
But plenty of law enforcement
officers and those in other jobs
requiring long hours and night
shifts know the toll high-
pressure jobs can take on family
life.
Gretna City Manager Antonio
Jefferson, 41, is a father again.
His son, Antonio Terrell


Jefferson, is now 4 months old. T
Jefferson, who worked in law. -
enforcement for years, says his
career in those days took away
with his three daughters from a
previous marriage, Wakita,
Toniece and Jessica, now 22, 20 By
and 18.
"I think that one of the fortunate Q
things about being a father at this Distr
age is that having been through
parenting and different life Or
experiences I have a better
appreciation of parenting this rate
time," he said. "Work obligations lives.
kept me from being able to spend ways
the time I wanted to with my you I
older children I was doing shift
work, was gone all night, missing This
dance recitals. Having been ing tl
through that and being this age some
really, makes me pay more that
attention to how long you've got
before.they get older and out the some
door. You wind up committed to a diff
not making some of the same get
mistakes you made with your Medi
older children."
Jefferson said he doesn't have costs.
any special plans for Father's Day Th
- he and his family are "just can b
going to kind of relax around the
house this weekend." who
And that, at least for a lot of resou
fathers, is the ultimate Father's able
Day gift.


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STONY LEWIS
uincy Social Security
ict Manager

1 Father's Day, we cele-
the special men in our
There are a number of
you can show someone
ove how much you care.
year, while you're watch-
le ball game or spending
quality time together, tell
special someone about
thing that can really make
erence. Tell them how to
extra help with their
care prescription drug

he high cost of medicine
e a burden on loved ones
have limited income and
rces. Extra help avail-
through Social Security -


can pay part of their monthly
premiums, annual deductibles
and prescription co-payments.
The extra help could be worth
more than $3,300 per year.
To figure out whether they're
eligible, Social Security needs
to know your loved one's
income and the value of their
savings, investments and real
estate (other than the home they
live in). To qualify for the extra
help, your loved one must be
receiving Medicare and have:
) Income limited to
$15,315 for an individual or
$20,535 for a married couple
living together. Even if the
annual income is higher, your
loved ones still may be able to
get some help with monthly
premiums, annual deductibles
and prescription co-payments.


Some examples where income
may be higher include if one or
both support other family mem-
bers who live with them; have
earnings from work; or live in
Alaska or Hawaii; and
> Resources limited to
$11,710 for an individual or
$23,410 for a married couple
living together. -Resources
include such things as bank
accounts, stocks and bonds.
We do not count their house
and car as resources.
Social Security has an easy-
to-use online application that
anyone family members,


325-0778) and ask for the
Application for Help with
Medicare Prescription Drug
Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Or go
to the nearest Social Security
office for assistance.
To learn more about the
Medicare prescription drug
plans and special enrollment
periods, visit
www.medicare.goy or call 1-
800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-
4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048).
So this Father's Day, give
someone you care about some-
thing special: the peace of
mind that comes with knowing


friends and caregivers can extra help is available with
complete. You can find it at Medicare prescription drug
www.socialsecurity.gov. To costs. Then go one step further
apply by phone or get an appli- help them apply. There is no
cation, call Social Security at 1- better way to show how much
800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800- you care.


SBDC, FAMU team up to hold small business certification classes


Small business owners look-
ing to expand their business and
their bottom line can now cordi-
pete for and secure Leon County
contracts through a new pro-
gram that certifies them to bid
on county projects.
The Small Business
Enterprise Program, adminis-
tered in part by Leon County's
Minority Women, Small
Business Enterprise Division
and the Small Business
Development Center at Florida
A&M University, trains busi-
nesses owners on what it takes
to successfully compete for
projects.
The SBDC at FAMU is
administering training, which is
already underway. It includes
helping small businesses speak
the language and qualifies them
to receive training in up to 11
areas, including the basics on
the procurement process, how to
market your business, small
business financing options and
how to do business with the
government and other public
sector entities. There are also
marketing, advertising and
information technology courses
and a class on small business
management strategies.
"We want to ensure small


businesses are equipped with the
proper know-how to have a
working relationship with Leon
County," said Rob Nixon,
regional director of the SBDC at
FAMU. "If you are certified as a
Minority Business Enterprise,
there isn't any assurance that
you will compete for govern-
ment contracts fairly. Further,
the MBE process does not give
any information regarding the
quality or capacity of the com-
pany to perform. This program
shows they are qualified and
trained."
Leon County officials reserve
bids and Request for Proposals
for SBE's when at least three of
them are certified in the area
county officials need service.
Construction and painting com-
panies, consulting firms, lawn
care maintenance operations and
interior design businesses are
among the small businesses that
can qualify for the SBE pro-
gram. Businesses that complete
the program get a SBE certifi-
cate.
Not all businesses are
required to take all 11 courses.
Businesses, through the comple-
tion of a needs assessment appli-
cation, can be exempt if they
have won Leon County or pub-


lic contracts within three years
prior to submitting the SBE pro-
gram application and have been
in operation for at least three
years. Exempt businesses can
be certified immediately. The
average training period for busi-
nesses that require all 11 courses
is six weeks.


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Bryant Skipper, owner of ness for 18 years. "(Having) the
T.S. Builders, received his certi- certification means that I'll have
fiction in March and says he's a competitive -advantage over
seeing benefits. other.businesses."
"I wanted to broaden my Leon County's Minority
horizon and open new doors Women, and Small Business
(within the county) which Enterprise Division and SBDC
weren't easy to get into," said at FAMU are currently register-
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By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Most days at Camp Gadsden
began at 0630 hours, at which
time 140 Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps cadets ate
breakfast.
By 8 a.m. Tuesday, they were
on their way to the Quincy pool
for aquatics training complete
with rope bridges and climbing
exercises.
The same day, they tried out
land navigation and survival'
skills, honed math and science
skills and participated in a
National Guard drug awareness
program. By 9 p.m. it was time
for lights out, with the promise of
field trips to the state Capitol,
area museums and the WFSU
studio the next day.
"The goal of the JROTC
program is to motivate young
people to be better citizens
through physically and mentally
challenging hands-on training
designed to develop leadership,
discipline, teamwork and self-
confidence," said Maj. (Ret.) Curt
Craig.
During the week-long
leadership camp, cadets from 15
high schools from eight
Panhandle counties participated
in a Leadership Challenge,
rappelling off a 50-foot tower,
negotiated a series of obstacles on
a leadership reaction course,
learned drown-proofing
techniques and climbed a rock
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East Gadsden High School
JROTC participant Phelisha
Collier said the camp was
worthwhile, but demanding.
"At some points it was
frustrating the leadership kind
of confused you, getting used to a
new leader," she said. "The
hardest part was Master Sgt. K
(Jerome Kerrison) with all his
pushups."
Upcoming EGHS senior Jessie
Marshall, who worked as a staff
cadet at the camp, had a different
take.
"I plan to attend West Point to
become an officer in the military
and stay as long as possible," he
said. "I want to try to get as many
leadership positions as I can to
get a better understanding of how
leadership functions."
EGHS cadet Phelisha Collier
was second runnerup in the
Outstanding Cadet competition;
Ashley Blair, Veronta Bryant and
Coby Marshall, also of EGHS,
were three of '12 who won
Platoon Commendation awards.
Participating schools included
Florida A&M University High
School; Godby, Leon and
Rickards high schools from
Tallahassee; East and West
Gadsden high schools; Jefferson
County High School; Liberty
County High School; Holmes
County High; Columbia County
High School; Gonzalez Tate;
Chipley and Vernon high schools
from Washington County and
Crestview and Baker high
schools from Okaloosa County.


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JROTC cadets from East and
West Gadsden high schools
pose for a photo on the last day
of Camp Gadsden. Gadsen
County participants were, from
EGHS, LaCourtney Baker,
Ashley Blair, Chalandria.
Brown, Lakeisha Brown,
Veronta Bryant, Jimmy
Clausell, Phelisha Collier,
Shaunterica Dukes, Tommy
Fitzgerald, Denzell Goldwire,
Jacquelin Grant, Leslie Green,
Eddie Hadley, Michael
Howard, Tiffanie Mansfield,
Coby Marshall, Jessie
Marshall, Zachary McLarin,
Jamara Mitchell, Nicholas
Parker, Lawrence Pillars,
ErnestoQuintanili, Tiffany
Redding, Nanc. Romero,
Mionet Thomas, Emnilh
Washington and Jasmine
Whitehead; from WGHS,
Hugo Cantero, Chauntese
Eggleton, Hedilerto Garcia,
Mayra Garcia, Maira
Gonzalez, Timento Hernandez,
Luis Hernandez, Sandy
Linares, Jerome Maples, Isai
Rivera, Raquel Rivera and
Noraliena Sulis. Left, EGHS
cadet Coby Marshall shows his
spirit along with the rest of
Platoon one. Below, Platoon
three listens to instructions
before the Spirit Contest
Friday. Far left, Platon two
stands at attention. (Photos by
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Obitur riea


Lillie Hendrick

Mrs. Lillie Hendrick, 91, of
Havana died Sunday, June 10 in
Tallahassee. Services are
Saturday, June 16 at St. Hebron
AME Church, and burial is at
St. Hebron Cemetery. Visitation
is from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday,
June 15 at Williams Funeral
Home, which is in charge of
arrangements.
Survivors include a son,
Jerome Prather of Havana; a
daughter, Angela McPhaul
(Baxter) of Orlando; a sister,
Marion Hall of Quincy; 14
grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren.





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Rio Weaver

Rio Weaver, 17 of Quincy died
Monday, June 4, 2007 in
Tallahassee.
Services were held Saturday,
June 9, 2007 at Williams
Funeral Home with burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother,
Beatrice Weaver of Quincy; his
adopted mother, Jenice Canty of
Quincy; a sister, Kaysha
Clemons of Quincy; and a
brother, Brian Green of Quincy.


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Alton Veneszee
"Smokey", Jr.

Al t o n' a -
Veneszee
"Smokey", k
Jr., 73 of
Quincy, died
Saturday,
June 10 at
Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital in
Tallahassee. He was born Feb.
6, 1934 in Chattahoochee, son
of the late Daisy Wilson
Veneszee and Alton Veneszee,
Sr., life time resident of Quincy,
attended the public schools of
Gadsden County and, was a
heavy equipment, operator for
Solomon Construction for over
28 years. Funeral services will
be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16,
graveside at Bonnie Hill
Cemetery in Chattahoochee.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m., Friday, June 15 at Madry
Chapel, who is in charge of
arrangements.
He is survived by five sons,
Michael Veneszee, Wallace
Veneszee, Alton Veneszee, III, all
of Quincy, and Demetrious
Veneszee, Christopher Veneszee,
all of Tallahassee; three daugh-
ters, Melissa Veneszee,
TuwannaVeneszee, all of Quincy,
and Felecia Veneszee of
Tallahassee; a brother, O.D.
Veneszee of Quincy; two sisters,
Marthene Veneszee and Queen
Esther Veneszee James of
Quincy; an uncle, Thomas
*Veneszee of Bainbridge, Ga.; and
a host of grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.

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Home


Deacon Tommy Lee
Jones, Sr.

Deacon Tormny Lee Jones, Sr.,
101, of Quincy died June 2,
2007 at his home in Quincy.
Services were held June-9, 2007
at the Revival Center in Gibson,
with burial at Sunnyvale
Cemetery in Quincy.
Bradwell Mortuary was in
charge of handling funeral
arrangements. Services were
officiated by Elder Arthur
Riggins.
Deacon Tommy Lee Jones, Sr.
was born Oct. 2, 1905 in
Bainbridge, Ga. to the late
Willie Glenn and the late
Frances Jones. He was married
to the late Lula Mae Neal Jones
in 1952. He was employed as a
laborer.
He is survived by his daughter,
Luretha Rush (husband Edwin)
of Quincy; three stepchildren,
Charles Hatten of Dothan, Ala.,
David Sinclair of Quincy and
Lila Bradley of Tampa; a grand-
son he raised as a son, Terry
Jones (wife Albuletha) of
Tampa; stepdaughter-in-laws,
Ollie Hatten of Quincy and
Yoland Hatten of Quincy; a
brother, Elijah Jones of Sebring,
Florida; special granddaughter
and caregiver Tameka Penn of
Tallahasse, Florida; pastor and
friend Elder Arthur Riggins of
Gibson, Florida; 34 grandchil-
dren and 66 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, brothers, sisters; wife,
Lula Mae Neal Jones; son,
Tommy, Jr.; stepchildren,
Lucille Burke, Eddie C. Hatten
and Eddie Hatten, Jr.; and as
great granddaughter, LaShay
York. Memorial contributions
were made to Big Bend Hospice
in Tallahassee.


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Albert Charles "C.J."
Johnson

Albert Charles "C.J." Johnson,
60, of Quincy died Wednesday,
May 30, 2007 in Quincy.
Services were June 3 at Hillcrest
Cemetery. Independent Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.
Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 8,
1947 in Quincy. His occupation
was owner and manager of
Johnson Check Cashing
Company, and he had a great
love for family, camping and
fishing.
Survivors include a spouse,
Barbara Johnson of Quincy; a
son, Joey (April) Shiver of
Tallahassoe; four sisters, Nina
(Tim) Cooper. of Quincy, Judy
(George) Harris, Lisa (Shane)
Hopkins, Kim (Gerry) Thursby,
all of Tallahassee; a mother,
Geneva Johnson of Quincy; five
brothers, Marston Johnson of
Quincy, Larry Johnson of
Thomasville, Ga., Daniel
Poston of Quincy, Randel
Poston of Zefferhills, John
Howard Poston of Tennessee;
and eight grandchildren, Bobby
Shiver, Will Harris, Jordon and
Abbey Hopkins, Joey, II, and
Dakota Shiver, Amber and
Molly Thursby.



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New St. John A.M.E.
Church

New St. John A.M.E. Church,
5015 Fairbanks Ferry Road,
Havana, where the Rev. Ervin
Omega Gilliam, Jr. is pastor
invites you to come out at 4 p.m.
on Father's Day, Sunday, June
17, to witness God's anointing
blessings from the Rev. Leonard
Williams' Music Ministry and
More, formerly of The Williams
Brothers, along with Pastor
James Youmas and the Spiritual
Harmonizers and other guest
choirs. Come out and enjoy
Jesus with us!
This is a Free Open Door
Program. Thank you in advance,
Pastor Ervin O. Gilliam, Jr. and
the Men of New St. John A.M.E.
Church.
For more information, call 850-.
539-0808.

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Please come join us June 20-22
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the three-day session, you will
hear play-by-play Bible stories,
participate in crafts, warm up to
motivating music, eat snacks,


and train in the recreation field
house.
Teenagers. can experience
Heroes with Bible study and
special activities planned just
for them. Adults also will have
the opportunity to participate in
a Bible study entitled, It's a
Winner!
This event is free and open to
the public. For more informa-
tion, call Dr. Arie Sailor at 850-
663-9444/591-0956 or visit our
website, www.powerministries-
fl.org.

Second Elizabeth
Vacation Bible School

Run, Run, Run the Race! Keep,
Keep Keep the pace! Run the
race, Keep the pace! Keep your
eyes on Jesus!
We invite our family and
friends to join Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church in
Vacation Bible School June 25-
29. Dinner will begin at 5:30
p.m., and classes will begin at
6:30 p.m.
Come for an evening of fun-
filled learning, because "True
Heroes Obey God even When
it's Not Easy." Our theme for
this session is "Game Day
Central (Where Heroes Are
Made)," Hebrews 12:1-2.
To register for VBS, please
contact Debbie Simmons at
671-4858. VBS t-shirts are
available as well for adults and
children.
Second Elizabeth is at 2718
Attapulgus Highway, Quincy;
the Rev. Dr. General Bryant, Jr.,
pastor.


Juneteenth


Historical


The Greensboro Kiwanis Club
is having its 32nd Annual 4th of
July Celebration.
6 a.m. Begins Registration for
Race and Walk
7:30 a.m. 5000-Meter Race
and Walk
9 a.m. Food Trailer Opens
10 a.m. Fun Run and Bike
Races
10:30 a.m. Games and Penny
Hunt Begin
11 a.m. Watermelon Eating
Contest
**Afternoon Break**
7 p.m. Live entertainment at
WGHS Football field by Stew
Parsons and the "Spare Change"
Band
8 p.m.- National Anthem,
Prayer, and Sky Divers
8:45 p.l. Awards-Citizens of
the Year & Yard of the Year
9 p.m. Speaker
**Fireworks display will begin
at first dark. The concession
stand at the football field will be
open.*


Festival planned


The Just Us, Inc. Committee
will hold a Juneteenth Historical
Festival June 14th through 17th,
2007, at the Russell Street Park
in Brooksville. The Festival will
be a celebration of the 142nd
anniversary of the news of
emancipation reaching the
slaves in Galveston, Texas two
and a half years after President
Lincoln Made the Emancipation.
Proclamation.
Each day of the celebration will
promote a different musical
theme:

Thursday, June 14th Hispanic
America and Flag Day
The opening ceremonies will
take place beginning at 12:00
noon on June 14th at the Russell
Street Park, located just east of
Main Street at the Historic Train
Depot. The festivities will con-
tinue until 10 p.m.

Friday, June 15th Teen Health
Awareness Day
Youth Rock Concert followed


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12:00 noon 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16th
Juneteenth Historical Day
12:00 noon 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 17th Jazz Music
and Father's Day
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The four-day festival will fea-
ture music, poetry, dance works
of art and crafts, southern style
cooking, historical displays and
fun for the entire family.
Organizer Paul Boston encour-
ages everyone to come out for
the event and learn what
Juneteenth is all about and join
in the celebration. "Juneteenth is
a day of remembrance that can
live all year long, and we hope
to make this annual event a part
of Brooksville's heritage".

For more information about the
events, contact Paul Boston at
797-5451.

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And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now
I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son. thine only son from
me. Genesis 22:12


Dad, baddy, Pop, Papa, Father...
All words to describe that man
that is the "Father figure" in your
life. From fainting in the delivery
room to crying at that little girl's
wedding.. Fathers are God's
way of letting us how He loves
us. In the scripture verse today
we learn how Abraham loved
Isaac so much, but still would
have sacrificed him on the altar,
because his love for God was
so much greater. Dad's... Show
your kids the greatest love of all
on this Father's Day... Show
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All Nation Praise and
Worship Ministries

All Nation Praise and Worship
Ministries will be hosting a Men of
Standard program at 3 p.m.,
Sunday, June 17th. We are asking
all men to come and be a part of this
program. You don't want to miss
this; women are welcome to attend.

Arnett Chapel A.M.E.
Church

,The members of Arnett Chapel
Church, 209 S. Duval St., Quincy,
are honoring their pastor,
Reverend Willie E. Hagan with an
Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m.,
June 30, at East Gadsden High
School (cafeteria). We are extend-
ing this invitation to the public. If
you are interested in tickets for
this occasion or would like to pur-
chase an ad for the souvenirs
booklet, please contact Kim
Washington at 850-875-1295 and
leave a message or email at
thenettnews@yahoo.com. Call
for more information concerning
a ticket purchase at the door.
Come out and fellowship with us.


Church of Jesus Christ
HM Pentecostal

We the members of the Church
of Jesus Christ Holy Mission
Pentecostal will be hosting our
Pastor's fourth appreciation at
7:30 p.m., June 17-24. On
Saturday, June 23 there will be a
special guest speaker, Apostle
L.E. Cohen and his congregation
Cathedral of Praise located in
Tallahassee, will be in atten-
dance. Everyone is welcomed to
attend.

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Elizabeth COCWIH, Inc. is
sponsoring a co-ed softball tour-
nament Aug. 11. For more infor-
mation, contact Dedric Streeter
at 850-694-3538.

Faith Cornerstone
Church

Faith Cornerstone Church
Ministry, Inc. in Malone, where
Prophetess Virginia M. Smith is
the pastor, will be hosting the fol-
lowing programs.
Father's Day service will be at 11
a.m. (CST) June 17th, and a Men's


Day service will be at 3 p.m. June
24.
For more information please
contact Pastor Virginia Smith at
850-569-5600 or 856-9056; or
Elder James Andrews at 850-482-
8766; or Brother Bruce Ivey at
850- 251-4676.

Fountain Head AME
Church

Fountain Head AME Church
will be hosting a Father's Day
Program June 17. On June 21
and 22 we will be hosting our
92nd Church Anniversary which
will conclude at 3 p.m. June 24.
Everyone is invited.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries, Inc.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries, Inc., announces
upcoming events:
-Pastor and church anniver-
sary: 11 a.m., June 17. Features
Evangelist Curtis Lollis.
-Apostle Copeland in revival
at Ecclesia Outreach (Wakulla):
8 p.m. nightly, June 20-22.
-Sunday school: 9:45 a.m.
every Sunday.
-Sunday service: 11 a.m. every
Sunday
-Praise and worship: 7:30 p.m.
every Wednesday
Visit our Web site at iicormin-
istries.com. For more informa-
tion, contact Patsy Henry at 875-
4497 from 10:30 a.m.'to 3:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mayflower AME
Church Founders Day

Mayflower AME church will
host its Founders Day Celebration
at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 24. The
church family will be celebrating
101 years in the AME. Church
Conference.
The speaker for this great occa-
sion will be the Rev. Larryissac E
Scott, First Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church in Quincy.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend this great service. This
church service will be held in the
honor of the late Mary Jane
(Madie) Chandler, founder of this
great program.


Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church news


Prayer meeting and youth
teaching: 7 p.m., Wednesday
-.Mass choir rehearsal: 7 p.m.,
Thursday
Church school: 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday
Father's Day service: 11 a.m.,
Sunday. The theme is "Father's
men of honor."
Church school convention:
June 18-23 at the old west conven-
tion center in Tallahassee. All
churches in the middle
Florida/Georgia association are
asked to.attend.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for those need-'
ing this service. Please call 627-
8442 for assistance.
"The ways of the Lord are right;
the righteous walking them." Hosea
14:9

Mt. Olive Freewill
Baptist Church

On behalf of Pastor William
B. Wiggins, II, the Executive
Board and the entire congrega-
tion of Mt. Olive Freewill
Baptist Church (703 Fourth
Street, Quincy, Florida) would
like to extend a special invita-
tion for you to attend the initial
sermon of Sister Veronica
Thomas at 4 p.m., July 8.
We live in a nation of great
abundance and "comforts," and
it is always such an encourage-
ment to see someone like Sister
Thomas who is answering the
call of God, while putting those
things behind, much like we
read in Isaiah 6:8 "Then I
heard the voice of the Lord say-
ing, "Whom shall I send? And
who will go for us?" And I said,
"Here am I. Send me!"
Please join with us as we
invoke the Lord's presence and
allow the spirit of the Lord to
minister to your soul those
necessities you so desire.

Church School
Convention held

The Quincy District of the
African American Methodist
Episcopal Church held its annu-
al Christian Education/Church
School Convention on June 6-8
at St. Hebron AME Church,
where the Rev. Clifton Riley is
pastor. The convention was
under the leadership of Richard
Taylor, District Superintendent
and the Rev. O.C. Williams, pre-
siding elder. It was filled with
spiritual and educational teach-
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that is a parent, single or married is honored on this holiday.
Children celebrate by making their Father a card or gift. Many
store-bought greeting cards are also given to fathers on this
occasion. Many other countries observe the same type of
celebration, but they have different origins to the holiday and
celebrate it on different days of the year.
SIn the United States, a woman by the name of Sonora Dodd was
responsible for starting the Father's Day tradition, Sonora was the
daughter of Mr William Smart. Sonora's mother died during
childbirth, so Mr. Smart was the single father of six children, as
la well as a Civil War veteran. Because Dodd was honored by her
S r Father's love, hard work, and dedication to raising his family alone
Aveyo sshe campaigned to create the first Father's Day. On June 19,
Have you ever wondered why everyone 1910, in Spokane, Washington, the first Father'sDay was
buys a tie for Dad on Father's Day? observed The Holiday's popularity caught on, and in 1966
There.are many theories on why ties President Lyndon B. Johnson made the third Sunday in June an
became a popular gift, but no one really official Holiday, President Richard Nixon made ita permanent
knows where the tradition came from part of our Country's annual festivities in 1977.
One theory attributes the purchase of a There are many different ways that you can celebrate Father's
tie to be symbolic: many men wear ties j Day with your Dad. Lots of families spend time outdoors playing
to work. This is a way to thank Dad for sports with their Dad, while some make his favorite lunch that day.
financial support. In the U.S. there are Even helping Dad around the house with chores can be a great
over 100 million ties sold every year way to celebrate Fathers Day. All these things are gifts Ihat he is
Lots of these are sold for Father's Day. sure to appreciate. However you and your family choose to
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Hinson Oil Company H.C. FRASCONA PLUMBING CO. INC. Quincy Family Dentistry
2040 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Terry Jean Mick, DMD
Quincy, FL 32351 627-5322 103 W. Clark St. 7 7 315 N. Madison St., Quincy, FL 32351
We are Proud supporters Quincy, FL L- 1627-9661 M-Th 8am 5pm
of the area churches Se habla Espafiol / Children Welcome!
OQ (^* 5 ChristTown's Bargain Center
STATE F AM Lubricants-Coolants Fashions & Things 2121 W. Jefferson St.
CRAWFORD & SONS OIL COMPANY Ouin FL 32351
.0' 2040 M.L. KING BLVD. Men's & Women's Fashion Accessories .uincy,771
QuINcY, FL 32351 850-627-7181
SArchiWatson Business: 850) 875-6457 385 F. East Jefferson St. New & Used
T.Frt Bd n ChToll Free: (850) 875-5414.ing
INSURANCE5 Home: (850) 627-3181 Mobile:(850) 933-9283, Furniture, Bedding, Clothing
Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 10AM-6PM
Eric C. Taylor, Agent, CLU FLMI W & L Tire & Wheel, Co. HWY 90 W.
35 East Washington Street AFFILIATED DEALER Thurs 10AM 2 PM, Closed Wed. QUINCY
Chattahoochee, FL 32324 BRvE' 7'ne*tone 8r: 850-627-961 6
Bus: 850-663-4186a 850-627-9616
eric.taylor.nsfh@statefarm.com ALIGNMENT & BRAKE SERVICE 85 339 08327
24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE 850 339 5083 HOME CENTERS HwY 27
LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE. John Ledbetter, Manager HAVANA
Providing Insuiaince and Financial Services 820 w. Jefferson St. Quincy, L 32351 850-539 6226
Slate Farm Mutual Aulomoble Insurance Company (Not in NJ) Bloomington IL slatelarm cin (850) 627-8830

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850-856-5071 Admissions 850-856-5856 Fax WSpe e n Supports the teachers and
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your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to.
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


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Arthur Black

receives

Doctorate

On May )29, 2007, Arthur
Black, a native of Quincy,
received his Doctorate of
Podiatric Medicine from The
New York College of Podiatric
Medicine. As the premier podi-
atric medical school, The New
York College of Podiatric
Medicine has graduated more
than 25 percent of all active
podiatrists in the nation. Arthur
was one of sixty-five graduates
receiving the Doctorate of
Podiatric Medicine. The gradua-
tion ceremonies were held at
New York City's Lincoln Center'
for the Performing Arts.
Arthur has accepted a posi-
tion at the Interfaith Medical
Center in New York City, where
he will complete a three-year
residency program, specializing
in pediatric surgery.
Arthur is a 2003 graduate of
Florida A&M University, where
he received a bachelor's in biol-
ogy/pre-Medicine. He is a 1999
graduate of James A. Shanks
High School.
Arthur is a member of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
He is also member of the


Jacksons' 50th Anniversary


Christian Medical and Dental
Association and serves as a col-
lege tutor for pathology and
infectious disease courses.
Arthur is the son of Glynic
Black (Washington, D.C.) and
Arthur Grady (Lanett, Ala.); the
grandson of Pauline Henderson;
and the great grandson of Emma
Farmer, both of Quincy.
Attending the graduation
were his parents, Glynic Black
and Arthur Grady, aunt Starlye
Black Norwood (Havana),
great-aunt Mary Farmer Bailey
(Quincy) and cousin Jennifer
Farmer (New York, N.Y.).


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On "God's Little Acre," 136 Jackson Lane in Gretna, 50 years
ago (June 15, 1957), Clarence and Lessie M. Jackson vowed their
true love and happiness to each other. During those years they have
shared three children and five grandchildren: Marsha J. Fitzgerald,
Nathaniel Lamar Jackson and Clarence M. Jackson, H (Dee), Oscar
O'Terra Baker(deceased), Romeko De'Shod Baker, Jaelen Alien,
Joana Alexandria, and Jan Aldophus Jackson.
Join us for a four corners anniversary celebration given in their
honor on at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 136 Jackson's Lane ("God's
Little Acre"), Gretna. Attire will be: jeans and things. Well-wishing
or congratulatory calls may be made to Clarence and Lessie on
Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 at 850-856-5258. Help us celebrate
these golden.years of love!


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Margaret King, Mary Yates
Cannon of Brinson and the late
Bill Cannon.
Mr. Cannon. graduated from
Lively Technical College in
2004. He is employed as an
Aircraft Maintenance
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The bride-elect is the daugh-
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the granddaughter of Elizabeth
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Gadsden


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QUINCY-GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

NOTICE TO BIDDERS


Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority until 4:00
p.m. EDST, July 2, 2007 at the office of the Quincy Municipal Airport, 1300 Airport Drive,
Quincy, FL 32351 (Hand-delivery or overnight courier ONLY).

All proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Quincy-Gadsden Airport
Authority's next regularly scheduled monthly meeting held on July 2, 2007 at 5:30 PM EDST
at the Quincy-Gadsden Airport Terminal building.

Bidders are invited to submit proposals for:

EXPAND UPGRADE FBO TERMINAL AT
QUINCY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Bidders are invited to submit Proposals for this work on the Proposal Forms provided. Other pro-
posal forms will not be accepted.

The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the Plans
and Specifications, and all addenda or other revisions, and Site of the proposed work is necessary
to properly submit a Proposal. Contract Documents consisting of the Drawings and Specifications,
and all addenda or other revisions are available for examination or may be obtained from the offices
of the URS Corporation, 1367C South Railroad Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, Phone (850)
638-8700, Fax (850) 638-0220. There is a $125.00 charge for the plans and specifications. This
cost is non refundable.

A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified Check in the amount of
not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid.

Successful Bidder shall be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance
Bond each in an Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the
Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance
of the work.

The Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26 Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
in Department of Transportation Programs, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively
ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full oppor-tunity to submit bids in
response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex
or national origin in consideration for an award.

No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of Proposals for a period of ninety (90)
days.

The Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregu-
larities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding the Contract for the Work.


Dated: June 4, 2007


By: Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority


END NOTICE TO BIDqIDRS
06/14/07c


Family Dollar Distribution Center



Investing In The Future of Marianna
Positions include:
Bulk Order Fillers
Shipping Loaders
NEW STARTING WAGE
Starting pay: $11.75 for 2"' shift, $11.00 for 1" shift
Plus New Incentive Pay for production.
Earn up to an additional $1.40/hr!
Potential is $13.15for 2" shift, $12.40 for 1" shift with
bonus
Other positions available including:
Maintenance and Forklift Operators 2nd and 3rd shift
Benefits include:
Weekly Pay Cycle
Annual Merit Increases
SPaid Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave
401-k Savings and Retirement Plani
Great Benefits Packages are Available
Shifts Available:
1st Shift Mon.-Fri. 7a.m.-3:30 p.m.
2nd Shift Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m. 1:30 a.m.
Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway
Marianna, Florida
Or at the local ONE STOP Career Center.


TALQUIN ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, INC.
Immediate opening for
CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK

Now accepting applications for
position at the Quincy area office
for individual with proven cus-
tomer service & clerical experi-
ence. Bilingual Spanish skills
would be a plus. Responsibilities
also include teller & secretarial
duties. Minimum of 1 year experi-
ence required. Excellent pay &
benefits. Starting salary is $11.44
per hr. A consumer report & back-
ground information may be
obtained. Applications may be
obtained from & submitted to:
Talquin Electric offices in
Tallahassee or Quincy.

Closing date: 06/22/07

EOE


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SUPERVALU INC., Fortune 100 Company & the nation's leading Food distributor serving
premier independent retailers in 48 states, has an immediate opening for an Equipment ,
Maintenance Mechanic A at the Quincy Distribution Center;
We offer top wages and a generous benefit program for Full-Time Employees:


* Paid Holidays and Vacations
* VERY Affordable Medical & Dental Ins.
* Life Insurance
o Short-term and Long-term Disability
* Employee Assistance Program


* Tuition Reimbursement
* Opportunity to advance
S401K w/ employer match
* Yearly Safety Pnnut?


Equipment Maintenance Mechanic needed to perform
maintenance on warehouse equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks eti I
Fyve (5) years experience preferred. Must have experience and
knowledge in the use of electrical welder, gas welder and cunrly,
torches to make repairs, troubleshoot wiring and electrical Ey-L:.erm
of equipment, have a working knowledge of whse equipment F ull
time M-F 7am 4pm. Must be able to work some flexible hl:,ur:
and be on-call during off hours. Valid FL Driver's License requirij

$16.75 per hour with an additional .45 cent per hour tool
: differential Bigible lor Yearly Safety Bonus
SGroup Safety Bonuses can exceed an additional S500 per year.

S.-To.Apply Call Human Resources: 850-875-2600



SUPER /ALU '
Supply Chain Services
1s- iYORf t ueC tee am!


NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY.
GIVEN, that CURTIS A


OR JULIA FAYE
PARKER, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The


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


PROGRAM
COORDINATOR,
ADULT BASIC
EDUCATION &
ADULT
LITERACY
CS7PRC03
$41,937 annually
Economic &
Workforce
Development
Closing 6/22/07
at 5 pm

ASSISTANT TO
THE DEAN
CSMADN03
$37,281 annually
Science &
Mathematics
Closing 6/22/07
at 5 pm

TESTING
SPECIALIST
CS4TES01
$23,286 annually
Enrollment
Services/Testing
Center
Closing 6/26/07
at 5 pm

The following
vacancies are
fiscal year founded

(Re-advertisement)
FINANCIAL.
ANALYST
GR000592
$45,000 annually
DOH/Staffing
Serives
Closing 6/22/07
at 5 pm

BUDGET
ANALYST
GR000562
$50,000 annually
College Center for
Library Autonation
Closing 6/25/07
at 5 pm

USABILITY
ANALYST
GR000561
$60,000 annually
College Center for
Library Automation
Closing 6/25/07
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


Attention

Gadsden County Residents


Are you 55+ and having

difficulty finding a job?


If you qualify, Experience Works
will pay for your training costs
AND
Pay your wages while you learn
Sto be a Certified Nurse Aide
(CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA)
or Security Guard.


For more information call Gail
850-875-4040 Ext. 219


A national nonprofit organization.
EEO/AA
"This U.S. Sinall Business Administration (SBA) Grant
Award, #SBAHQ-02-1-0034 is funded by the SBA. SBA's
funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions,
or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the
public on a non discriminatory basis."


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CERTIFICATE NO. 593
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF


PROPERTY:

OR 158 P 563-BEGIN
AT A PT 528 FT, S OF
NWC OF THE NW 1/4
OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4


Library Assistant II/PartTime
Position #0207
Quincy Main Library
Salary Range $8.75 $13.84 hourly
Position Closes: June 20, 2007

This is a paraprofessional library work per-
forming research and/or assistance in public
service areas involving extensive public con-
tact in advising patrons in the use and location
of materials, use of public access computers,
CD ROMs and the Internet. Files book cards
and borrowers' cards. Basic independent judg-
ment and initiative are required. The work
hours are Tuesday Thursday from 6pm -
9pm. Requires knowledge of basic office prac-
tices and procedures. Ability to type and use
computers, work well with the public; work
independently and carry out written and verbal
assignments with minimum instructions.
Requires graduation from high school and two
years of library or office clerical experience.
College education can substitute on a year for
year basis for the required experience.
Submit a County employment application to
the Human Resource Office, 5-B East
Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32353. Call 850-
875-7243 if you have questions about the posi-
tion, you may email your resume to
faircloth@gadsdengov.net. you may obtain a
copy of the application by visiting our website
at www.gadsdengov.net EEO/AA.
06/14/07c




Fiscal Assistant II
Position #0101
Solid Waste/Recyclings
Salary Range $9.95 $15.94 hourly_
Position Closes: June 25, 2007

This is a para-professional position that
requires the employee to perform a variety of
administrative fiscal functions. Employee is
responsible for office management,.including
maintenance of effective filing system.
Knowledge of general office procedure, book-
keeping and the ability to work with minimal
supervision. Must be knowledgeable of the
effective operation of general office equipment
and computer software such as Microsoft
Word, Excel and Outlook. Possession of a high
school diploma or equivalent GED and three
years of office administrative, fiscal or clerical
accounting experience is a must. Submit a
County employment application to the Human
Resource Office, 5-B East Jefferson St.,
Quincy, FL 32353. Call 850-875-7243 if you
have questions about the position. You may
email your resume to
faircloth@gadsdengov.net. You may obtain' a
copy of the application by visiting our website
at www.gadsdengov.net EEO/AA

06/14/07c

SCOTT BROTHERS AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
15 South Main Street
(Formerly Hendrix Auto Service)
Quincy, FL 32351
Phone: 850-875-1019
7:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M.

CERTIFIED MASTER TECHS
One-stop full service repairs, minor to major
Air Conditioning Electrical
Computer Diagnostics Brakes

Repair all makes of golf carts Gas and Electric
Repair golf cart chargers

Family Owned and Operated
Brian and Jeremy Scott Certified Master Techs.
Jack White, Business Manager

RACT


SECT 23-3-4, RUN E
660 FT, S 132.FT, W
660 FT, N 132 FT TO
THE P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2233N4W00000013204
00

Name in which
assessed: DORA L
SAILOR

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such
certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on
the 11TH day of JULY,
2007, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 31st day of
MAY, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County,
Florida

(SEAL)

BY:Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07c

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED


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

CERTIFICATE NO. 622
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 246 P 120; COMM
AT NEC OF NE 1/4 OF
SE 1/4 RUN S 673 FT
TO POB: W 150 FT., S
156 FT., N 45 DEG E
177 FT N 59 FT TO THE
POB. IN SECTION 30-
3N-4W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2303N4W00000041403
00

Name in which
assessed: THE
OXFORD FINANCE
COMPANIES, INC
C/O CARRIE
FLETCHER POSTELL

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless


Attention High School
Grads
First rate team of profes-
sionals seeking qualified
high school diploma
graduates to age 34 for
dynamic careers. No ex-
perience necessary. Relo-
cating paid. Exceptional
benefits. 1-800-342-8123

Sales Consultant
Career Opportu-
nity:We are looking for
dynamic people who en-
joy working with the
public. If you rae an en-
ergetic person with
good communication
and organizational skills,
please consider joining
our team. The position
offers a competitive sal-
ary and benefits pack-
age. Candidates should
posses a high school di-
ploma or equivalent
with some sales experi-
ence. Apply in person at
Farmers Furniture 1608
W. Jefferson St. Quincy,
Fl 32351.



Need Help call me!
Light housekeeping
cooking or sitting with
your loved one.
229-662-5561 Claudia

C&N Enterprises Inc.
Remodeling Division.
Complete Renovations &
Remodeling. Car-pentry,
roofing, decks, plumb-
ing; electrical, hardwood
floor refinishing. Etc.
WE DO IT ALL
No Job Too Big or Too
Small
850-443-1097,
850-443-1061,
850-442-4919.,Your
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It All.



Yard Sale Rain -Shine,
18 Schultz CT (Havana),
Lake Yvette West. Follow
Signs. Clothes, Dishes,
Linens, Etc. June 16, 7
a.m. till.


such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, / the property
described in such
certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on
the.11TH day of JULY,
2007, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 31st day of
MAY, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County,
Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda
McPherson
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07c

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 655
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

LOTS 9 AND 10 BLK D
OF GRETNA ESTATES
UNIT 2, LESS &
EXCEPT THE N 10 FT
OF LOT 10 GRETNA
ESTATES UNIT #3{OR
325 P 589)
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2323N4W04350000D00
90

Name in which
assessed: COLEMAN
JONES

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such
certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on
the 11TH day of JULY,


Collector Career Oppor-
tunity: We are looking
for an energetic person
for the challenge of
.working in collections. If
you are a self-motivated
person with good com-
munication and organ-
izational skills, please
consider joining our
team. Applications must
posses a high school di-
ploma or equivalent, six
months of practical
payment
collection/clerical expe-
rience, and .a valid
driver's license. This po-
sition is part time and
may work into full time.
Please apply in person
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Dated this 31st day of
MAY, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County,
Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07c

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. .668
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

DB LLL, P. 446 DB 113,
P 74 COMM. AT NWC.,
RUN S. O* 17' W. 852.2
FT., E. 1449 FT. TO
CENTER OF QUINCY-
BAINBRIDGE ROAD, S
20* E. ALONG RD. 100
FT. TO BEGIN, RUN S.
20* E. 122 FT., W.
157.52 FT., S. 20* E.
122.7 FT., W. 44.6 FT.,
N. 20* W. 244.7 FT., E.
200 FT. TO THE P.O.B.
IN SECTION 36-3N-4W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2363N4W00000021302
00

Name in which
assessed: HEIRS OF
MRS. JULIA ARNOLD
C/O CHARITY
WHITFIELD

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such


Cont'd pg. B 7


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from pg. B 6

to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on
the 11TH day of JULY,
2007, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 31st day of
MAY, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY:Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07c

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 710
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

DB 117, P. 269 BEGIN
834.84 FT., W. & 626.13
FT., N. OF S.W.C. OF
THE OLD SCHOOL
LOT, RUN W. 208.7 FT.,'
N. 208.7 FT., E. 208.7
FT., S. 208.7 FT., TO
P.O.B. IN SECTION 14-
3N-5W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2143N5W000000142020
0

Name in which
assessed: HEIRS OF
GENIE HATCHER

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida: Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such
certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on
the 11TH day of JULY,
2007, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 31st day of
MAY, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda
McPherson
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07c

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of
the following certificate


has filed said cer
for a tax deed
issued thereon.
certificate number
year of issuance
description of
property, and the n
in which it was ass
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NC
YEAR OF ISSUW
2000

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 193 P 159 OR
913 LOT 1, BLO(
HICKORY
SUBDV. HICI
HILLS SUBDIVISIC

PARCEL ID NUM
2043N6W0470000
10

Name in
assessed: JOSEF
HINSON

Said Property bei
the County of Gad
State of Florida. L
such certificate sha
redeemed accordir
law, the pr
described in
certificate shall be
to the highest bidd
the courthouse do.
the 11TH day of
2007, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 31st d
MAY, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMA
Clerk of the Circuit
Gadsden County, F

(SEAL)

BY:Glenda McPhers
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-0


NOTICE
APPLICATION
TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEF
GIVEN, that PLUT
LLC (GULF GR
HOLDINGS), the h
of the folli
certificate has filed
certificate for a tax
to be issued the
The certificate nu
and year of issuance
description of
property, and the na
in which it was asse
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAI
2005

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 575 P 667; OR
P 984 DB 118, P.
LOTS 1 & 2, BLK
MORGAN-BOYKIN
ADDITION.

PARCEL ID NUMI
2033N6W04500001
0

Name in v
assessed: SANDR
CAMPBELL

Said Property bein
the County of Gads


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509-6989


Clerk of the Circuit C
Gadsden County, Flo

(SEAL)

BY:Glenda McPherse
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07

NOTICE
APPLICATION
TAX DEED.


tificate
to be NOTICE IS HER
The GIVEN, that CURTI
r and OR JULIA F,
, the PARKER, the hold
the the following certifi
names has filed said certifi
messed for a tax deed to
issued thereon.
certificate number
t. 801 year of issuance,
ANCE: description of
property, and the na
in which it was asses
OF are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.
470 P YEAR OF ISSUAN
CK A, 2002
HILLS
KORY DESCRIPTION
)N. PROPERTY:

IBER: COMM AT THE N
)AOO OF LOT 12, DE
CREEK UNIT 2, RU
89 DEG 43' 43"
which 193.18 FT TO BE(
'H M. THENCE S 67 DEG
42" W 103.52 FT., N
DEG 31' 24" W 29;
ng in FT., N 62 DEG 17" 5
Isden, 83.05 FT., N 75 DEG
Winless 18" E 55.38 FT., S
all be DEG 34' 57" E 8;
ng to FT., S 08 DEG 42' 4
operty 228.49 FT TO T
such P.O.B. ALSO, BEGIN
sold THE SWC OF LOT
der at DEER CREEK UNIT
or on RUN N 00 DEG 16'
JULY, W 200 FT., N 83 C
43' 29" W 228.20 FT
08 DEG 42' 43"
ay of 228.49FT., N 89 D
43' 43" EAST 193.18
TO THE P.O.B. OR
iS P 291; ALSO, OR
Court PG 434-COMMENI
lorida AT THE NW CORN
OF LOT 12, DE
CREEK UNIT 2 A
RUN N 00 DEG 16'
son WEST 200 FT
BEGIN:THENCE N
17c DEG 16' 17" W 314
FT; S 88 DEG 25' 28
161.08 FT;S 42DEG
OF 36" W 388.88 FT; N
FOR DEG 17' 53" E 83.05
N 75 DEG 46' 18"
55.38 FT; S 54 DEG
REBY 57" E 87.51 FT; S
FO 1, DEG 43' 29" E 228
IOUP FT TO THE P.O.B.
older SECTION 3-2N-2W.
owing
said PARCEL ID NUMBI
deed 3032N2W0000004141
reon. 0
mber
e, the Name in wh
the assessed: HEIRS
ames WILLIAM M BARRED
passed C/O PAMELA BARRE

Said Property being
808 the County of Gadsd
NCE: State of Florida. Unle
such certificate shall
redeemed according
OF law, the proper
described in st
certificate shall be s
553 to the highest bidder
370 the courthouse door
S11, the 11TH day of JUI
2007, at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 31st day
BER: MAY, 2007.
1001
NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Col
which Gadsden County, Flori
;A M
(SEAL)

g in BY:Glenda McPhersor
sden, Deputy Clerk


court
irida


NOTICE
APPLICATION
TAX DEED


on NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that RUTH E OR
'c ANGELA DOCKERY,
the holder of the
OF following certificate 'has
FOR filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
EBY. number and year of
S A issuance, the description
AYE of the property, and the
*r of names in which it was
cate assessed are as follows:
cate
be CERTIFICATE NO. 1928
The YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
and 2000
the
the DESCRIPTION OF
mes PROPERTY:
ssed
OR 384. P 1295-
COMMENCE WHERE
934 NORTH BNDRY OF
ICE: LOT 25, LRS
INTERSECTS W. SIDE
OF FEDERAL RD., S. 27
OF DEG 20 MIN W. 1885
FT. TO P.O.B., W. 210
FT., S. 105 FT., E. 210
WC FT., N. 105 FT. TO
EER P.O.B. LESS PT. TO
N S SRD PER OR 113, P.
W 494. OR 389 P 1447
GIN;
46' PARCEL ID NUMBER:
I 27 50LOROS000025100080
7.14 0
i3"E
46' Name in which
54 assessed: WILLIE J
7.51 HUNTER
3" E
rHE Said Property being in
AT the County of Gadsden,
11, State of Florida. Unless
2, such certificate shall be
17" redeemed according to
)EG law, the property
., S described in such
E certificate shall be sold
)EG to the highest bidder at
FT the courthouse door on
331 the 11TH day of JULY,
358 2007, at 10:00a.m.
ICE
IER Dated this 31st day of
-ER MAY, 2007.
kND
17" NICHOLAS THOMAS
TO Clerk of the Circuit Court
00 Gadsden County, Florida
.47
"W (SEAL)
31'
62 BY:Glenda McPherson
FT; Deputy Clerk
E 6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07c
34'
83 LEGAL NOTICE
.20
IN B & S Rentals, 649
Industrial Drive, Quincy,
FL 32351 will have a
ER: sale on June 23, 2007 at
100 9:00 AM. This sale will
be on items stored in the
estate of Charles Bright,
iich E-61 for non-payment of
OF rent. All contents
T described as household
TT goods. All items will bb
sold or otherwise
in disposed of..
en, 6/7, 6/14-07c
ess
be IN THE CIRCUIT
to COURT IN THE
trty SECOND JUDICIAL
uch CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
old GADSDEN COUNTY, FL
at
on CASE NO.: 07-278-CAA
LY,
JAMES L. THOMPSON
Plaintiff
of
vs.

JOHN G.
urt CUNNINGHAM; AND
da UNKNOWN TENANTS
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given


FOR

LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.

Call

627-7375

Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-
styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in
Gadsden County,
Florida, described as

Lot 1, WILLIS HILLS,
more particularly
described as follows:

Legal Description for
Willis Hills Subdivision
Lot one 1.13 acres

A parcel of land lying in
the Northwest one-
quarter of the Southwest
one-quarter of Section
34, Township-3-North,
Range-3-West, Gadsden
County, Florida, being
more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a found
iron bar (1 inch) known
as marking the
Southeast Corner of
lands as described in
Official Records Book
112, pages 112-114 of
the Public Records of
said county, also said.
point marking the
Northeast Corner of
lands as described in
Official Records Book
24, page 721 of said
Public Records, and run;
Thence South (Bearing
Base) 65.56 feet to a
concrete monument
(PSM #3031) on, the
Northerly Right-of-Way
boundary of the County
Roadway, known as
Mary Brown Road (60.00
foot Right-of-Way);
Thence South 89
degrees 25 minutes 42
seconds East along said
Northerly Right-of-way
boundary a distance of
295.00 feet; Thence
North 295.00 feet to the
POINT OF THE
BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF THE
BEGINNING thence
continue North 168.48
feet to a point of lying on
the Southern boundary
of Pine Hill, a subdivision
as per map or plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 1, page 166 of said
Public Records; Thence
West along said
Southern boundary a
distance of 294.99 feet
to a concrete monument
(PSM #3031) -marking
the Northeast Corner of
said lands as described
in Official Records Book
112, pages 112414;
Thence South 165.54
feet; Thence South 89
degrees 25 minutes 42
seconds EasT 295.00 to
the POINT OF
BEGINNING.

Containing 1.13 acres,
more or less.
Together with the
following waterline
easement:
Legal Description for
Willis Hills Subdivision A
10 foot Water Line
Easement Along West
boundary of Lot Two A
strip of land lying in the
Northwest one-quarter of
Southwest one-quarter
of Section 34, Township-
3-North, Range-3-West,
Gadsen County, Florida,
being more particularly
described my metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a found
iron bar (1 inch) known
as marking the
Southeast corner of
lands as described in
Official Records Book
112, pages 112-114 of


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1 BR Trailer
and.
3 BR House
Central Air
and Heat.

(850) 627-3807


We buy

houses

any

condition

and lane


(85o)251-628

said county, also
point marking
Northeast Corner
lands as describe
Official Records
24, page 721 or
Public Records, and
Thence South (Be
Base) 65.56 feet
concrete monu
(PSM #3031) on
Northerly Right-of
boundary of a C
Roadway, known
Mary Brown Road (i
foot Right-of-V
Thence South
degrees 25 minute
seconds East along
Northerly Right-of
boundary a distance
295.00 feet to the P
OF THE BEGIN
From said POINT
BEGINNING th
continue South
degrees 25 minute
seconds East 10.00
Thence North 32
feet; Thence West
feet; Thence
320.00 feet to the PC
OF BEGINNING.

at public sale, to
highest bidder, for c
at the south front do
the Gadsden Co
Courthouse, Qu
Florida at 11:00 a.m
June 28, 2007.
person claiming
interest in the su
from the sale, other
the property owner,
file a claim withiir
days after the sale.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Cour

(SEAL)

By Betty Sadberry
Deputy Clerk

6/14,6/21-07c

IN THE CIR(
COURT OF
SECOND JUDI(
CIRCUIT IN AND
GADSDEN COUI
FLORIDA


CIVIL DIVISION
CASE
07000154CAA

GERALD
THOMPSON,
PLAINTIFF,

vs.

LAND TRUST SER\
CORPORATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR
CHARITY FOR
PEDIATRIC CAN(
TRUST, UAD APRIL
13, 2006; TERESA
HAGGERTY a/k/a
TERESA Al
HAGGERTY;
PRINCESS I,
L.L.C.; and TENA
OR UNKNOWN
PARTIES
POSSESSION,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HERI
GIVEN that, pursuar
a Final Judgment
Foreclosure and
Attorney's Fees
Costs entered in
above-styled cause,
the Circuit Court
Gadsden Cou
Florida, I will sell
property situate
Gadsden Cou
Florida, described n
fully in Exhibit A attack
and incorporated he
by reference, at pu
sale, to the highest
best bidder, for cash
the South Front Doo
the Gadsden CoL
Courthouse, Qui
Gadsden Cou
Florida, at 11:00 a.m
June 27, 2007.

Exhibit A


ii.


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Lots 4 and 5, Wah Minor
Subdivision, Gadsden
89 County, Florida, more
further described as
said follows:
the
of Commence at the
,d in Southeast corner of
Book Section 34, Township 1
said North, Range 4 West,
j run; Gadsden County, Florida
'aring and run North 89
to a degrees 31' West 330.0
ument feet to a point, thence
the North 0 degrees 32' East
-Way 2234.6 feet to a point,
county thence West 458.0 feet
as to a point, thence South
60.00 23 degrees 07' West
Way); 712.0 feet, more or less,
89 to a point on the
3s 42 Northeasterly right-of-
isaid way of Cooks Camp-
-Way Road for the Point of
ce of Beginning, thence West
OINT 23 degrees 07' East
JING. 713.0 feet to a point,
SOF thence East 458.0 feet to
ience a point, thence South 0
89 degrees 32' West 2234.6
Ds 42 feet to a point on the
feet; South .. boundary of
20.10 Section 34, thence North
10.00 89 degrees, 31'- West
South 503.0 feet, rbre or less,
OINT along said section line to
a point on the East right-
of-way of Cook's Camp
the Road, thence Northerly
cash, along said road, 1500.0
oor of feet, more or less, to the
ouhty Point of Beginning.
uincy,
., on LESS AND EXCEPT,
Any those lands as described
an in Official Records Book
plus 592, Page 2090; Official
than Records Book 594, Page
must 24; Official Records
S60 Book 602, Page 1118
and Official Records
Book 614, Page 1886, of
the Public Records of
t Gadsden County,
Florida.

ANY LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THIS SALE, IF
ANY, MUST FILE A
CUIT CLAIM WITHIN 60
THE DAYS AFTER THE
CIAL SALE IN
FOR ACCORDANCE WITH
NTY, SECTION 45.031(1)(a),
FLORIDA STATUTES.

DATED this 31st of May,
NO: 2007
Nicholas Thomas
W. Clerk of Circuit Court
Gadsden County, FL

(Seal)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
/ICE Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14c
THE
IN THE CIRCUIT
CER COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL
A. CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
NNE FLORIDA


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Case No.:
07000627DRA
Division: Family

Jamie Marie Hill
Petitioner

and

John Cash Hemanes
George Earl Derr
Respondents

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR CHANGE OF
NAME (minor Children)

TO: John Cash
Hemanes and George
Earl Gerr
(Respondent's last
known address)
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
Jamie Marie Hill whose
address is 846 Wayside
Farm Road, Havana,'
Florida 32333 on or
before 06-21-07, and file


of this Court at Clerk of
Court Gadsden County
P. 0. Box 1649, Quincy,
FL 32353, 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
documents in this case,
including orders, 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 disclosure of
documents and
information. Failure to
comply can result in
sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of
pleadings.

Dated May 15, 2007


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit

(SEAL)

By: Arnita Green,
Deputy Clerk
5/24,5/31,6/7,6/14-


IN THE CIF
COURT OF
SECOND JUD
CIRCUIT, IN AND
GADSDEN COI
FLORIDA

CASE
07000704DRA
DIVISION: FAMILY

GERMAN
PAREDES-
HERNANDEZ
Petitioner

and

ANA LUCIA ZA'
MARQUEZ
Respondent

NOTICE OF AC
FOR DISSOLUTION
MARRIAGE

TO: ANA
ZAVALA-MARQUE
UNKNOWN-
(HONDURAS)

YOU ARE NOT
that an action has
filed against you an
you are required to
a copy on your
written defense, if a
it on German
Paredes-Hernande:
whose address is
Mary Ellen
Tallahassee, FL
on or before 7-12-
and file the original
the clerk of this Co
'10 East Jeffersor
Quincy, FI 32351 t
service on Petition
immediatley there
you do fail to do
default may be er
against you for the
demanded in
petition.

Copies of all
documents in this
including orders,
available at the Cli
the Circuit Court's
You may review
documents
request.

You must keep the


MWIPW "M M10,


CLAUDIA HOBBS F/K/A
CLAUDIA CARLESE
Court HARRIS; UNKNOWN
SPOSE OF CLAUDIA
HOBBS F/K/A CLAUDIA
CARLESE HARRIS'i
CARLESSA R. ERVIN;
and UNKNOWN
07p OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS
AND OTHER KNOWN
RCUIT PARTIES, including, if a
THE named defendant, is
)ICIAL deceased, the personal
t FOR representatives, the
UNTY, surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees;
S creditors, and all other
NO.: parties claiming b,
through, under or against
that defendant, and all
claimants, persons or
NOE- parties, natural or
corporate, or whose
exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under
any of the above
named or described
defendants.
VALA- Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
lTION NOTICE is hereby given
N OF that, pursuant to th(
Order or Final Judgment
entered in this cause, ir)
LUCIA the Circuit Court of
Z Gadsden County;
Florida, I will sell the
property situated irf
Gadsden County'
IFIED Florida, described as:
been
d that COMMENCE AT THi
serve NORTHEAST CORNER
own OF THE SOUTHWEST
mny, to QUARTER OF THE
Noe NORTHEAST
z .QUARTER OF
1955 SECTION 3,
Dr., TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH'
32303 RANGE 3 WEST
2007, THENCE RUN SOUTH
il with 810 FEET; THENCE
,urt at RUN WEST 515 FEET
SSt., TO THE POINT OF THE
before BEGINNING; THENCE
,er or RUN WEST 215 FEET;
fer. If THENCE RUN NOTH-
so, a 205 FEET; THENCE
itered RUN EAST 215 FEET;
relief THENCE RUN SOUTH
the 205 FEET TO THU
POINT OF THE
BEGINNING ALL
court LYING AND BEING IN
case, GADSDEN COUNTY.,
are FLORIDA; TOGETHER
erk of WITH A MOBILE HOME
office. SITUATED THEREON,
these WHICH IS AFFIXED TO
upon

Clerk Cont'd pg. B 8
Clerk


e


Four bedroom home
CNT/A/H $400.00
month, fenced yard on
39 Sanders Lane,
Friendship area
850-284-6897 Anthony
Scott.


Four bedroom house for
rent. Hud accepted, for
more information call
875-3623. Scottown Come-
munity.

Three bedroom house for
sale, (as is) 751 East Jef-
ferson in city limits
627-2340 or 926-2615.


of the' Circuit Court's
office notified of youy
current address. (You
may file Notice of.
Current Address,Florida
Supreme Coui;t
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 Lavc
Rules of Procedure,
requires certain,
automatic disclosure df
documents anc
information. Failure to
comply can result i)
sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated June 5, 2007

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By:Arnita Green
Deputy clerk
6/14,6/21,6/28,7/5-07p

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

GENERAL CIVIL
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-1361-CA-
A

WELLS FARGO
FINANCIAL SYSTEM
FLORIDA, INC.
Plantiff,

vs.


rr1









The Gadsden County Times June 14,2007 B8


LEGTTAL


THE
AFOREDESCRIBED
REAL PROPERTY AND
INCORPORATED
THEREIN.

at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, and the South
front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
a.m. on July 10, 2007.

ANY PERSON
CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS
PERNDENS, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITH
THE CLERK OF THE
COURT WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

Dated this 31st day of
May, 2007.

In accordance with the
American With
Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special
accommodation to
participate in this
Hearing should contact
the A.D.A. Coordinator
not later than seven (7)
days prior to the
proceeding via the
Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8770.

I HEREBY CERTIFY
that a copy of the
foregoing has been
mailed to Enricho G.
Gonzalez, Esquire, 6255
East Fowler Avenure,
Temple Terrace, Florida
33617; and to the
parties on the attached
Service List this 4th day
of June, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
6/14,6/21-07c

IN THE CIRCUIT


COURT, SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-000165-
CAA

VANDERBILT
MORTGAGE AND
FINANCE, INC.,
as Successor in interest
to CMH HOMES, INC.
d/b/a
UNIVERSITY HOMES,
Plaintiff,

v.

CHRIS F. JOHNSON
n/k/a CHRIS P. LINTON,
LEWIS E. LINTON and
UNKNOWN TENANT IN
POSSESSION,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Order of Summary
Judgment of
Foreclosure in this
cause, in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in
Gadsden County,
Florida described as:

Lot 10, Block "A"

I hereby certify that the
legal description shown
hereon meets the
Minimum Technical
Standdards for Land
Surveying (F.A.C. 21
HH-6).

The undersigned
surveyor has not been
provided a current title
opinion or abstract of
matter affecting title or
boundary to the subject
property. It is possible
there are deeds of
record, unrecorded
deeds, easements or
other instruments which
could affect the
boundaries:

A tract of land lying in
Section 33, Township 3
North, Range 2 West,
Gadsden County,
Florida, more particularly


described as follows:

Commence at the
Northeast corner of the
Northwest Quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of
said Section 33, and run
South 00 degrees 29'36"
East along the East
boundary of the West
half of the Northeast
Quarter of said Section
33 a distance of 1498.25
feet to a point lying on a
curve concave to the
Southerly on the
Northerly right of way
boundary of State Road
No. 12 thence form a
tangent bearing of South
76 degrees 25'24" West
run Westerly along said
right of way curve with a
radius of 4802.65 feet
through a central angle of
18 degrees 22'36", of an
arc distance of 1540.36
feet, thence South 58
degrees 02'48" West.
along said right of way
boundary 267.70 feet to
the centerline of a 60
foot access, utilities and
drainage easement,
thence North 31 degrees
57' 12" West along said
centerline 230.00 feet to
.a point of curve to the
right, thence along said
centerline curve with a
radius of. 422.72 feet,
through a central angle
of 50 degrees 38'25", for
.an arc distance of
373.62 feet, thence
North 18 degrees 41'
13" East along said
centerline 280.00 feet to
the centerline of a 60
foot access, utilities and
drainage easement,
thence South 71
degrees 18' 47" East
along said centerline
160.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning. From said
Point of Beginning
continue South 71
degrees 18' 47" East
along said centerline
155.00 feet to the center
of a cul-de-sac having a
radius of 50 feet, thence
South 18 degrees 41'13"
West 277.38 feet,
thence North 71 degrees
47'22" West 155.01 feet,
thence North 18 degrees
41'13" East 278.67 feet
to the point of


Beginning.


The Northerly boundary
of the foregoing
described property being
subject to an access,
utilities, and drainage
easement.

Bearing base and
source of information
were based on previous
surveys for Sugarmill by
Broward Davis and
Assoc,. Inc., Job # 70-
269

And which postal
address is:
303 Cherokee Drive,
Havana, FL 32333.

at Public Sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash,
at 11:00 a.m., on the
26th day of June, 2007,
at the Southside Steps
of the Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351

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

Witness my hand and
the Seal of this Court
this 21st day of May,
2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(Seal)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14-07c


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

Case No. 07-126-CCA

Tom A. Galvin,


Plaintiff,


vs.

Evelyn McGarity;
and Unknown Tenants,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

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

Lot 49, OCHLOCKNEE
ESTATES
SUBDIVISION,
according to the map or
plat thereof, as recorded
in OR 597, P 954; OR
597 P 952 OR 587 P
1879; OR 515 P 1065
LOT 49 OCHLOCKNEE
ESTATES RECORDED
SUBDIVISION, OR 302
P 1379 OR 405 P 1203
of the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash,
at the south front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
June 28, 2007. Any
person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, other than
the property owner, must
file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14-07c

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

Case No.: 07000593
DRA
Division: Family


Brenda Robins
Petitioner

and

Clarence
Perry
Respondent.

NOTICE OF
FOR DISSOLU
MARRIAGE

TO: Clarence
Perry, address

YOU ARE
that an action
filed against
that you are re
serve a copy
written defense
to it on Brenda
Perrry on or be
07, and file th
with the cler
Court at
Jefferson Stree
Fl. 32353, befo
on Petitior
immediately th
you fail to
default may b
against you for
demanded
petition.

Copies of
documents in
including ord
available at the
the Circuit Cou
You may revi
documents
request.

You must keep
of the Circui
office notified
current addre
may file N
Current Addres
Supreme
Approved Fai
Form 12.915
papers in this I
be mailed to th
on record at t
office.

WARNING:
12.285, Florid
Law Rules of F
requires
automatic disc
documents
information. F
comply can
sanctions,
dismissal or s


3on Perry


pleadings.

Dated: 5-29-2007


Nicholas Thomas
Woodrow Clerk of the Circuit C

(Seal)

ACTION Anita Green
JTION OF Deputy Clerk
6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28p

Woodrow IN THE CIRC
Unknown COURT IN AND FOF
GADSDEN COUI
NOTIFIED FLORIDA
has been PROBATE DIVISION
you and
required to FILE NO: 07000220C
V of your DIVISION: PROBATE
es, if any,
Robinson IN RE: The Estate of
-fore 6-28- SANDRA LEE POW
ie original LONG,
k of this Deceased.
10 East
et Quincy, NOTICE
ire service CREDITORS
ner or
ereafter. If The administration of
do so, a estate of SANDRA I
e entered POWELL LO
r the relief deceased, File Num
in the 07000220 CPA,
pending in the Cil
Court for Gads
all court County, Florida, Prol
this case, Division, the address:
lers, are which is 10
e Clerk of Jefferson Street, Qui
irt's office. Florida 32351.-
ew these names and address
upon the persi
representative and
personal
the Clerk representative's attor
it Court's are set forth below.
of your
3ss. (You All creditor of
notice of decedent and o
ss, Florida persons having cia
Court or demands aga
mily Law decedent's estate
.) Future whom a copy of
lawsuit will notice has been ser
e.address must file their cla
he clerk's with this court WIT
THE LATER OF THF
MONTHS AFTER 1
Rule DATE OF THE FIF
la Family PUBLICATION OF T
procedure NOTICE OR THIF
certain DAYS AFTER 1
:losure of DATE OF SERVICE
and A COPY OF T
failuree to NOTICE ON THEM.
result in
including All other creditors of
striking of decedent and pers


having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE
court MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
UIT NOTWITHSTANDING
I THE TIME PERIOD SET
NTY FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OF MORE
AFTER THE
SPA DECEDENTS DATE OF
E DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first
ELL publication of this Notice
is June 7, 2007

Attorney for Personal
TO Representative:
Neibra Washington
Collins, Esquire
the Florida Bar No.:
LEE 0000980
NG, 528 East Park Avenue
ber: Tallahassee, Florida
is 32301
rcuit Telephone Number: 850-
den 577-1002
bate
s of Personal
East Representative:
ncy, MARGARET POWELL
The AUSTIN
s of 3100 Evanshire Place
onal Tallahassee, Florida
the 32303-25544
6/7,6/14-07c
rney
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE


SECOND
CIRCUIT, IN
LEON
FLORIDA

Case No.:
1144
Division:
Relations

Crystal L, Red
Petitioner

and

Samuel D. Re
Respondent.

NOTICE OF
FOR DISSC
OF MARRIAGE


TO: Samuel Dennis
Redd, 151 N.W. Chadley
Lane, Lake City FI.
32055

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 Crystal L. Redd,
on or before 7-5-07, and
file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 301
SS. Monroe Street,
Tallahassee, Fl. 32301,
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
documents in this case,
including orders, 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.


JUDICIAL WARNING: Rule
AND FOR 12.285, Florida Family
COUNTY, Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain
automatic disclosure of
2007-DR- documents and
information. Failure to
Domestic comply can result in
sections, including
dismissal or striking of
d pleadings.

Dated: June 1, 2007

Clerk of Circuit Court
dd
(Seal)

ACTION By Patricia Aldridge
)ULUTION Deputy Clerk
E 6/7,6/14,6/21,6/28-07p


Summer is approaching; be poison safe


School is out. Children and
families are on the move and
making plans for their favorite
time of the year --- summer! With
the traveling, hosting guests in
your home, or just outside enjoy-
ing the weather, children are at
greater risk of poisoning during
the summer months.
During last year's summer
months, June August, there were
over 28,000 poisoning emergency
calls throughout the state of
Florida. Most of these calls con-
cerned sedative/hypnotics, aceta-
minophen containing products,
cosmetics, and insecticides. Of
the total number of poison emer-
gency calls, almost 13,000 calls
statewide were for children age
six and under.
It is often difficult to maintain
a poison-proof environment dur-
ing the summer season, but a few


simple tips can help reduce the
chance of poisoning emergencies,
especially in children..'hle Florida
Poison Information Center -
Jacksonville (FPICJAX) offers
the following tips to help keep
you safe during the summer For
poisoning emergencies, call the
FPICJAX at 1-800-222-1222.
) When using insect
repellents, make sure you read the
directions first and carefully.
Some repellents are not meant to
be applied to the skin, however,
when applying to skin, apply only
to exposed skin. When applying
to the face, spray on the hands and
rub onto face, being careful to
avoid the eyes and mouth. DO
NOT spray on children's hands
because they tend to rub their eyes
or mouths. Wash all sprayed areas
with soap and water when
indoors, where repellent is no


longer necessary. Repeated appli-
Scations may be dangerous; wash
with soap and water before reap-
plying repellent.
> IMMEDIATELY call
the Poison Information Center if
you believe you have been bitten
or stung by any .of the following:
coral snake, cottonmouth (water
moccasin), rattlesnake, brown
recluse spider, black widow spi-
der, fire ants, jellyfish, or
Portuguese man-o-war.
> Many chemicals used to
control insects, rodents and weeds
are as toxic to humans as they are
to their intended victims. When
ingested or inhaled in very small
amounts, most are capable of pro-
ducing illness. Avoid using prod-
ucts that require leaving powder
or pellets in areas where children
and pets may have access to them.
The Florida Poison
Information Center Jacksonville
is a cooperative effort among the
University of Florida College of
Medicine, Shands Jacksonville,
the University of Florida Health
Science Center Jacksonville, and
the State of Florida, Department
of Health, Children's Medical
Services. The Florida Poison
Information Center Jacksonville
is designated as an accredited
regional poison control center by
the American Association of
Poison Control Centers.
) For pool safety, read and
follow the labels and directions
carefully before you open or use
the product; step out of the pool
house before opening containers.
> Do not store pool chem-
icals where other flammable items


may mix with them; i.e., a mixture
of pool chemicals and fertilizer
can cause a fire or explosion.
) Never use metallic uten-
sils to dispense pool chemicals;
.instead use clean and dry plastic,
glass, china or enamelware uten-
sils and buckets.
) Use care when using
petroleum products such as gaso-
line, kerosene, motor oils, paint
thinner, furniture polish or miner-
al spirits. If ingested, the chemi-
cal can get into the lings causing
coughing, difficulty in breathing,
and lung damage. If ingested, call
the Poison Information Center
immediately. DO NOT induce


Look who's 1


Jemarion Paden will be cele-
brating his first birthday June
12. He is the son of Roxanne
Alls. His maternal grandparents
are Willie and Dorothy Alls. A
party will be held in his honor at
4 p.m., June 16 at Burger King.
All family and friends are invit-


vomiting.
> Children are fascinated
v.ith mushi4or)n ... a mushroom
cannot be judged safe by whether
animals eat it or by seeing the area
in which it grows. Many common
species of mushrooms are capable
of causing poisoning or death.
ALL wild mushrooms ingested
should be considered potentially
dangerous.
To avoid food poison-
ing, wash all counter tops, utensils
and hands with warm, soapy
water prior to and after food
preparation, and thaw meat and
poultry in the refrigerator.
> Avoid leaving perish-


able food out of the refrigerator
for more than two hours.
S- When tra,.elnmg. ;tore
medications, personal items,
insect repellent or sunscreen, in
suitcases locked in the vehicle's
trunk.
) Avoid bringing along "a
few pills" in unmarked contain-
ers; these are not child-resistant
and they are unlabeled as to con-
tent or quantity.
> For visitors who are not
used to the activity of children,
remind them to properly store all
personal belongings, especially
prescription items, locked away
out of the reach of children.


Your re:; (.:

Your:




legacy



profit



growth



future



opportunity


Hitchman, Jackson to wed


Ms. Christina Vidal and Mr.
Bobby Hitchman announce the
marriage of their daughter,
Vonsheryl Latece Hitchman to
Christopher Jerrod Jackson.
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce Jackson, Sr.
The bride-to-be is a 2004
graduate of East Gadsden High
School.
She will begin her post-sec-
ondary studies in nursing at
Tallahassee Community College
later this month. She is current-


ly employed as an assistant
manager at Flying J.
The groom is a 2002 gradu-
ate of Greensboro High School.
He is currently employed at
Cone Distributors as a ware-
house loader.
The bride-to-be and the
groom will exchange vows at 3
p.m. June 16, 2007 at St.
Matthew Primitive Baptist
Church in Quincy. A reception
will follow immediately after
the ceremony.


Pustejovsky marriage reception


Bo and Mary Howard Edwards would like to invite all friends
and relatives to the reception celebrating the marriage of their
daughter, Rebecca, to Mr. Jason Pustejovsky. It will begin at 7pm
this Saturday, June 16th, at the Sawano Club in Quincy.




Moten graduates from seminary


Matthew 28: 18 and 20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all
nations, in the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them
to observe all things, that I have commanded you. And lo I am with
you always, even to the end of the ages."
Minister Dollie Moten graduated from Jacksonville Theological
Seminary College on May 26 and 27 with a master's in
ministry/counseling.


refuge



home



duty


YOUR FOREST. MANAGED.



for more information, contact your
local County Forester or visit
www.yourforestmanaged.com

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner
Division of Forestry
Mike Long, Director







The Gadsden County Times June 14,2007 B9


Congressman Boyd honored with special river advocate award


At the Florida Wildlife
Federation's 70th Annual
Conservation Awards Banquet,
to be held June 23, 2007, at the
Holiday Inn Harbourside,
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida,
outstanding Florida conserva-
tionists will be recognized for
their work in 2007. The
Federation's annual selection of
noteworthy conservationists is
one of the oldest in the state.
Award winners are selected
from nominations made to the
Federation's board of directors
and are chosen for their dedicat-
ed efforts on behalf of Florida's
fish and wildlife and native
habitats. For his laudable
efforts to save the Apalachicola
River, the Florida Wildlife
Federation is proud to award


Congressman Allen Boyd with
the Special River Advocate of
the Year Award for 2007.
"I am so honored to receive
the Special River Advocate of
the Year Award from the Florida
Wildlife Federation," said
Congressman Boyd. "Since I've
been in Congress, I have been
working to end dredging along
the Apalachicola River, and the
Florida Wildlife Federation has
been a tireless ally and advocate
in this effort. I appreciate all
that the Florida Wildlife
Federation does for our great
state, and I look forward to
working with them in the future
so that we can end the dredging
of the Apalachicola River per-
manently and begin restoring
the river to its natural habitat


and beauty."
Elected to the U. S. House of
Representatives in 1996, Allen
Boyd represents the largest geo-
graphical congressional district
in Florida. He has championed
fiscal responsibility and the
reduction of the federal debt.
He has also been a staunch
advocate of the Veterans of the
Armed Forces, the American
farmer, as well as a supporter of
hunting and fishing.
Congressman Boyd has also
supported the acquisition of
Pinhook Swamp for many years.
Congressman Boyd has been
a leading proponent for the
proper management of the
Apalachicola River which
bisects the Florida Panhandle.
The headwaters of the


Apalachicola originate in north
Georgia as the Chattahoochee
River which runs through
Atlanta and as the Flint River
just south of Atlanta. Water use
by this city and by other inter-
ests downstream has led to years
of litigation and conflict over
water allocation. Adequate
clean water is especially critical
to sustain the biodiversity of the
Apalachicola river floodplain
and the survival of the seafood
industry and Apalachicola Bay.
Boyd's interest in the river is a
strong reminder that good eco-
nomic policies are often times a
component of good long-term
environmental policies.
In addition to water alloca-
tion problems, the Apalachicola
River has been dredged in an


effort to maintain a federally
authorized channel to facilitate
the movement of barge traffic.
Since 1957, dredging has creat-
ed huge sand piles and caused
the degradation of floodplains to
the detrinient of fish and
wildlife all for a small number
of commercial barges. To stop
the economically infeasible and
environmentally destructive
dredging, Representative Boyd
used his position to restrict
funding for the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE),
which performed the dredging.
Not only was the cessation of
dredging beneficial to the envi-
ronment, but to the taxpayers as
well. Boyd's action has prevent-
ed dredging for the past six
years and aided the State of


Florida in its denial of the COE
permit.
Congressman Boyd contin-
ues to help protect the
Apalachicola by supporting the -
Restore the Apalachicola River
Ecosystem (RARE) Act and by
ensuring that the Corps of
Engineers takes into considera-
tion the environmental ramifica- '
tions of its actions on the river.
Additionally, his advocacy has
resulted in a certified laboratory
in the City of Apalachicola ;
which tests oysters and thereby
facilitates the health of the con- '
summer and the industry.
For further information
regarding the Florida Wildlife
Federation Conservation ,.
Awards program, please contact
Diane Hines at (850) 656-7113.


TCC campus notes


Wakulla Academic Boosters
Scholarship reaches $1 mil-
lion

What started 28 years ago as a small
fund to help Wakulla graduating seniors
continue their education has now
reached the $1 million plateau,-thanks
to a partnership between the Wakulla


County Academic Boosters Association
(WCABA) and Tallahassee
Community College. In nearly three
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dents have received scholarship money
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way! The. College's Orientation
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If you would like to share news
about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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are free of charge, but must be sub-
mitted by 9 a.m. Monday for that
week's issue. Information may also
be brought to us at 15 S. Madison
St., Quincy or faxed to 627-7191.


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Crossroad students do well on FCAT reading


*HonorVs


Sixth graders at Crossroad
Academy Charter School of
Business worked very hard dur-
ing the 2006-2007 school year,
so they were finally relieved and
ecstatic when this year's FCAT
scores were released.
The reports revealed 93 per-
cent of them scored at or above
level three on the FCAT read-
ing.
Shekinah Davis, a sixth grad- "
er, earned a perfect score. She
had a scale score of 500 and a
developmental score of 2758,
the highest score one could pos-
sibly earn. Shekinah will
receive an iPod at the awards
assembly at the beginning of
next school year.
"I think all the students
expected to do well, and they all
did well," Kevin Forehand,
sixth grade teacher and assistant
principal, said. "Some students
were visibly upset that they only
achieved a level 4. This kind of
culture in the classroom is one
that lends itself to very high
expectations. This was a very
competitive class. They thrived
on competition. So I told them


to compete with the entire state
because in life their competitor
will come from the entire world,
sometimes even for one job, or
one position on a team."
The students rose to the chal-
lenge.
Sixth graders at Crossroad
Academy also ranked first in the
state for making learning gains
in math, as shown on the differ-
ence in their developmental
scores from last year to this
year, and they ranked second in
the state for making gains in
reading.
They showed growth by 233
points in math and growth by
250 in reading. There was no
level 1 student in the sixth
grade. In math 86 percent of the
students scored level 3 or above
(the highest percentage in the
county).
FCAT does not mean every-
thing, but to know their scores
increased says they are actually
learning mote of the skills that
are tested. The sixth grade class
often pilots new things that the
school will implement the next
year, and this year was no


exception.
We read a list of pre-AP sto-
ries, including "Romeo and
Juliet," "The Cask of
Amontillado," and "Up from
.Slavery" in addition to our regu-
lar Open Court Reading.
"Our students must talk; they
must discuss what they know. If
I do all the talking, I will never
know what the students know,
and when I got tired of them
talking, I had them to e-mail me
their thoughts or post them to
our discussion board," Forehand
said.
S"Because they enjoyed com-
puters, I used them to corrobo-
rate instructions. There was
always a project or a presenta-
tion in the works. These assign-
ments required students to take
the concepts gained from their
reading and synthesize them
and recreate their own relative
concepts. They did all this with-
out even knowing how complex
it was. It's not my job as the
teacher to confuse the students
with the educators jargon, but to
enlighten them and have them
discover their own learning.


Perfect attendance at RFM


The awards day presenta-
tions at Robert F Munroe day
School included recognition for
perfect attendance. The follow-
ing students were given certifi-
cates for the number of years
earned.
Front row: Dustin Watson,
six years; Callie Malone, one
year; Della Campbell, six years;
Andy Taylor, one year; Kendal
Weeks, eight years; and Hunter
.Suber, six years. Back row:
Courtney Mayo, seven years;
Alexis Miller, one year; Beth
Summerford, two years;
Audrey Thomas, five years;
Jason Cook, four years; Drew
Cook, four years. Not pictured
is Colby Tyus, five years.


Math was done at a rigorous, yet
exciting pace. As a part of our
business magnet, every Friday
the class operated 'Kemet Kwik
Stop,' the school convenience
store. There, they were able to
apply, skills from the class to
real life experiences. This
included a lot of data analysis
and application with fractions,
decimals and percentages,
which is the majority of the
FCAT math for sixth grade."
Since last year's class had
done so well, ranking third in
the state, I told my students that
they had some big shoes to fill.
When the data came back, and I
told them they had succeeded in
filling those shoes, to my aston-
ishment, all they wanted was
their picture in the local paper.
So I here I am fulfilling that
request. These students are no
different than any other student
who live in this county-that is,
they can all be taught even when
they don't want to learn.
Students don't'mind high expec-
tations as long as they believe
the teacher is going to help them
get there."


2006-2007 TCS HONOR ROLL FOR THE
4TH 9 WEEKS


"A" Honor Roll


5K:








1st:










2nd:



3rd:


4th:


JaNautica Farmer
Joshua Glynn
Cody Hargus
Tyler Jones
Grace Machado
Bobby Molter
Malik Murray
Zimife Nwokeji
Gina Vasile

Aaron Beavers
Brianna Carter
Waylon Coggins
Jaylin Godwin
Zachariah Home
Hannah Jernigan
Anna Machado
Kayla March
Isaac Mclntyre
Nicholas Miller
Kayla Montgomery

Daniel Api
Ethan Tramel
McKayla McAlpin

Jeremy Williams
Nija Tennell

Riley Sandilands
Caroline Pass


5th: NONE

6th: Lonnie McMillon
Carlei Atkinson

7th: NONE

8th: Nandi Brown

9th: NONE

10th: Mallory Alday
Robert Oakley

11th: Kimberly Allen
Pauline Damme


12th:


Jessica Alday


"A/B" Honor Roll

5K Ben Api
Kevin Boissonneau
Josiah Campbell


Justin Cox
Hunter Maxwell
Cody Quick
Zek Watson
Briana Davis

.1st: Shaun Frison, Jr.
Mikaila White

2nd: Emoni Bittle
Matthew Salters
Novis Parker
Isaiah Glynn
Preston McKnight

3rd: Zachary Carter
Simone Cummings
Austin McCarty
Zada Washington

4th: Kenya Akins
Matthew Alday
Trey Ellis
Brittany Fite
Kadejah Glynn
Casey Mathers
Jeremy McGriff
Tierra Powell
Caleb Ray
Ashley Ryals
Carllee Godwin

5th: Jacob Williams
Damon Herring
Jay Vickers

6th: Haley Smith


7th: Ashley Hood
Angela MacManus

8th: Dennis Hobbs
Celszie McGriff
Diamond Monroe
Jasmine Salter

9th: Morgan Baker
Samantha Beard

10th: Candace Allen

11th: Tari Abbott
Patricia Garner

12th: Jessica Baker


TCS 4K to participate in research


The 4K class of Tallavana
Christian School has been invit-
ed to participate in a reading
research project of the Florida
Center for Reading Research
(FCRR), a division of Florida
State University.
The project is entitled
POWER, which stands for
"Preschool Opportunities with
Educational Resources." The
purpose of the research is to
learn how different activities in
children's preschool and child-



priefs


Schools news


Adult Education Summer. Program-Adult
Education/GED summer school program began
June 11. Class hours are 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
Transportation will not be provided.
For more information, please call 875-8324.
Registration deadline for the Adult Education
Summer Program is June 19. FCAT remediation,
beginning June 25 at 8 a.m. at Gadsden Technical
Institute, will be offering a summer FCAT prepa-
ration class for the rising 2007-08 sophomores and
juniors of Gadsden County Public Schools.
Transportation will not be provided.


care classrooms affect the devel-
opment of pre-academics and
socio-emotional skills and how
these activities help children be
better prepared for reading
instruction when they reach
school.
The project will evaluate the
ways to help preschool teachers
learn how to provide pre-aca-
demic activities in their pre-
school classrooms. This project
involves using Literacy Express
Plus, a new research-based,


state-of-the-art preschool cur-
riculum.
Mrs. Sarah Glass, the 4K
teacher, and Mrs. Alicia Pope,
preschool director, have begun
the summer training classes nec-
essary to implement the new
curriculum.
TCS invites parents to enroll
their 4-year-olds in this exciting
program. VPK vouchers are
accepted for this. Call the school
office, 539-5300, for more
'information on enrollment.


For more information, please call 850-875-
8324.


East Gadsden Booster's Teen Nite

The East Gadsden High Marching Jaguars
Boosters will be sponsoring a teen nite dance at 8
p.m. Thursday at Club Bounce in Quincy. All mid-
dle and high school students are asked to come.
Security will be provided. DJ Joe Wheezy will be
providing the music. All teens come lean with it,
walk it out and have good clean fun. See you in
the place. There will be an admission price at the
door.


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


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Crossroad students do well on FCAT reading


1Honfors


Sixth graders at Crossroad
Academy Charter School of
Business worked very hard dur-
ing the 2006-2007 school year,
so they were finally relieved and
ecstatic when this year's FCAT
scores were released.
The reports revealed 93 per-
cent of them scored at or above
level three on the FCAT read-
ing.
Shekinah Davis, a sixth grad-
er, earned a perfect score. She
had a scale score of 500 and a
developmental score of 2758,
the highest score one could pos-
sibly earn. Shekinah will
receive an iPod at the awards
assembly at the beginning of
next school. year.
"I think all the students
expected to do well, and they all
did well," Kevin Forehand,
sixth grade teacher and assistant
principal, said. "Some students
were visibly upset that they only
achieved a level 4. This kind of
culture in the classroom is one
that lends itself to very high
expectations. This was a very
competitive class. They thrived
on competition. So I told them


to compete with the entire state
because in life their competitor
will come from the entire world,
sometimes even for one job, or
one position on a team."
The students rose to the chal-
lenge.
Sixth graders at Crossroad
Academy also ranked first in the
state for making learning gains
in math, as shown on the differ-
ence in their developmental
scores from last year to this
year, and they ranked second in
the state for making gains in
reading.
They showed growth by 233
points in math and growth by
250 in reading. There was no
level 1 student in the sixth
grade. In math 86 percent of the
students scored level 3 or above
(the highest percentage in the
county).
FCAT does not mean every-
thing, but to know their scores
increased says they are actually
learning mote of the skills that
are tested. The sixth grade class
often pilots new things that the
school will implement the next
year, and this year was no


exception.
We read a list of pre-AP sto-
ries, including "Romeo and
Juliet," "The Cask of
Amnontillado," and "Up from
Slavery" in addition to our regu-
lar Open Court Reading.
"Our students must talk; they
must discuss what they know. If
I do all the talking, I will never
know what the students know,
and when I got tired of them
talking, I had them to e-mail me
their thoughts or post them to
our discussion board," Forehand
said.
"Because they enjoyed com-
puters, I used them to corrobo-
rate instructions. There was
always a project or a presenta-
tion in the works. These assign-
ments required students to take
the concepts gained from their
reading and synthesize them
and recreate their own relative
concepts. They did all this with-
out even knowing how complex
it was. It's not my job as the
teacher to confuse the students
with the educators jargon, but to
enlighten them and have them
discover their own learning.


Perfect attendance at RFM


The awards day presenta-
tions at Robert F. Munroe day
School included recognition for
perfect attendance. The follow-
ing students were given certifi-
cates for the number of years
earned.
Front row: Dustin Watson,
six years; Callie Malone, one
year; Della Campbell, six years;
Andy Taylor, one year; Kendal
Weeks, eight years; and Hunter
Suber, six years. Back row:
Courtney Mayo, seven years;
Alexis Miller, one year; Beth
Summerford, two years;
Audrey. Thomas, five years;
Jason Cook, four years; Drew
Cook, four years; Not pictured
is Colby Tyus, five years.


Math was done at a rigorous, yet
exciting pace. As a part of our
business magnet, every Friday
the class operated 'Kemet Kwik
Stop,' the school convenience
store. There, they were able to
apply, skills from the class to
real life experiences. This


2006-2007 TCS HONOR ROLL FOR THE
4TH 9 WEEKS


"A" Honor Roll


included a lot of data analysis
and application with fractions,
decimals and percentages,
which is the majority of the
FCAT math for sixth grade."
Since last year's class had
1 st:
done so well, ranking third in
the state, I told my students that
they had some big shoes to fill.
When the data came back, and I
told them they had succeeded in
filling those shoes, to my aston-
ishment, all they wanted was
their picture in the local paper.
So I here I am fulfilling that
request. These students are no
different than any other student 2nd:
who live in this county-that is,
they can all be taught even when.
they don't want to learn.
Students don't'mind high expec- 3rd:
stations as long as they believe
the teacher is going to help them
get there." 4th:


JaNautica Farmer
Joshua Glynn
Cody Hargus
Tyler Jones
Grace Machado
Bobby Molter
Malik Murray
Zimife Nwokeji
Gina Vasile

Aaron Beavers
Brianna Carter
Waylon Coggins
Jaylin Godwin
Zachariah Horne
Hannah Jernigan
Anna Machado
Kayla March
Isaac Mclntyre
Nicholas Miller
Kayla Montgomery

Daniel Api
Ethan Tramel
McKayla McAlpin

Jeremy Williams
Nija Tennell

Riley Sandilands
Caroline Pass


5th: NONE

6th: Lonnie McMillon
Carlei Atkinson

7th: NONE

8th: Nandi Brown

9th: NONE

10th: Mallory Alday
Robert Oakley

11th: Kimberly Allen
Pauline Damme

12th: Jessica Alday

"A/B" Honor Roll

5K Ben Api
Kevin Boissonneau
Josiah Campbell


Justin Cox
Hunter Maxwell
Cody Quick
Zek Watson
Briana Davis

.1st: Shaun Frison, Jr.
Mikaila White

.2nd: Emoni Bittle
Matthew Salters
Novis Parker
Isaiah Glynn
Preston McKnight

3rd: Zachary Carter
Simone Cummings
Austin McCarty
Zada Washington

4th: Kenya Akins
Matthew Alday
Trey Ellis
Brittany Fite
Kadejah Glynn
Casey Mathers
Jeremy McGriff
Tierra Powell
Caleb Ray
Ashley Ryals
Carllee Godwin

5th: Jacob Williams
Damon Herring
Jay Vickers

6th: Haley Smith


7th: Ashley Hood
Angela MacManus

8th: Dennis Hobbs
Celszie McGriff
Diamond Monroe
Jasmine Salter

9th: Morgan Baker
Samantha Beard

10th: Candace Allen

11th: Tari Abbott
Patricia Garner

12th: Jessica Baker


TCS 4K to participate in research


The 4K class of Tallavana
Christian School has been invit-
ed to participate in a reading
research project of the Florida
Center for Reading Research
(FCRR), a division of Florida
State University.
The project is entitled
POWER, which stands for
"Preschool Opportunities with
Educational Resources." The
purpose of the research is to
learn how different activities in
children's preschool and child-



lpriefA


care classrooms affect the devel-
opment of pre-academics and
socio-emotional skills and how
these activities help children be
better prepared for reading
instruction when they reach
school.
The project will evaluate the
ways to help preschool teachers
learn how to provide pre-aca-
demic activities in their pre-
school classrooms. This project
involves using Literacy Express
Plus, a new research-based,


Schools news


Adult Education Summer Program-Adult
Education/GED summer school program began
June 11. Class hours are 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
Transportation will not be provided.
For more information, please call 875-8324.
Registration deadline for the Adult Education
Summer Program is June 19. FCAT remediation,
beginning June 25 at 8 a.m. at Gadsden Technical
Institute, will be offering a summer FCAT prepa-
ration class for the rising 2007-08 sophomores and
juniors of Gadsden County Public Schools.
Transportation will not be provided.


state-of-the-art preschool cur-
riculum.
Mrs. Sarah Glass, the 4K
teacher, and Mrs. Alicia Pope,
preschool director, have begun
the summer training classes nec-
essary to implement the new
curriculum.
TCS invites parents to enroll
their 4-year-olds in this exciting
program. VPK vouchers are
accepted for this. Call the school
office, 539-5300, for more
* information on enrollment.


For more information, please call, 850-875-
8324.

East Gadsden Booster's Teen Nite

The East Gadsden High Marching Jaguars
Boosters will be sponsoring a teen nite dance at 8
p.m. Thursday at Club Bounce in Quincy. All mid-
dle and high school students are asked to come.
Security will be provided. DJ Joe Wheezy will be
providing the music. All teens come lean with it,
walk it out and have' good clean fun. See you in
the place. There will be an admission price at the
door.


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