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Farly deadline!

Due to the Labor Day holiday,
ALL ads must be submitted to
the Times by 5 p.m. this Friday

Improvements

for Gus Bert?
City OKs application for grant to
improve ball park ... Page 6


Football

picks
rTimes Sports editor Joe Ferolito
takes on John Bembry in pigskin
Sprognostication ... Page 8


Volunteers,

step forward
Recreation department looking
for a few good men or
women ...Page 9


Convenience

store fight

ends with

injury, arrest

By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
What began as a family feud of sorts ended
in violence Saturday night after a 17-year-old
youth allegedly busted a beer bottle over the
head of a customer in a Kelly Jr. Store in
Quincy.
During the confrontation, the broken beer
bottle sliced the neck of the customer, 27-year-
old Joe "Jo Jo" Johnson Jr., who remained
hospitalized at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
fntil Sunday, Gadsden County Sheriffs Inv.
Ulysses Jenkins said.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at the
Kelly Jr. Store at the intersection of U.S. 90
and Atlanta Street.
See FIGHT on Page 2


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
How do you fit 30 years inside two hours.
You can't.
Bettie Hinson Flowers has left TDS
Telcom after working there and with the
Gadsden County community for the past 30
years. During a luncheon last Thursday,
Flowers, who was sales and service
supervisor, was honored by more than 100
of her family members, friends, and co-


Inside

Your guide to area
football in 2007


oun4


Workshop brings


budget questions

Sheriff, deputies plead for more funds


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
At one point in her life
Kathy Weatherford worked
as a Gadsden County 9-1-1
dispatcher. Tuesday night
Weatherford told the Board
of County Commissioners,


V More funding for the
GCSO? Read News
Editor Leslie Roberts'
opinion on Page 4
during a budget workshop,
that she didn't want to leave
her job but she had no


choice.
"I had to leave for
financial reasons," she said.
The board meeting room
was a sea of hunter green
uniforms as officers came to
tell commissioners of their
See BUDGET on Page 7


Sheriff Morris Young addressed the Board of County
Commissioners, also attended by a cadre of deputies, Tuesday
night during a budget workshop.


Reconsidering recycling


Problems

may lead

to demise

of local

program

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
This year the county expects to
lose about $200,000 in recycling.
Next year, the program will cost
even more and it appears that the
county will have to look to the
General Fund as a revenue source
to keep it going.
"The program will cost over
$500,000 in 2008," said Davin
Suggs, the county's budget
See RECYCLING on Page 2:.


The County's Recycling Center has been steadily losing money. The center is not operating at full capacity. Much of the
materials that come to the center cannot be recycled and has to be taken to the landfill. (Photo by Alice Du Pont)


workers.
Frank Holcomb, who presided over the
program, said that while he may have been
general manager of the local office, he and
Flowers never had a boss-employee
relationship.
"We were do-workers. We worked
together to get things done," he said.
The, lobby and general office portion of
the operation of Franklin Street closed to
See FLOWERS on Page 2


Quincy City
Commissioner
Sherrie Taylor
(right) presented
Bettie Hinson
Flowers with a
resolution and
proclaimed
August 23, 2007
"Bettie Hinson
Flowers Day" in
Quincy.


Monday morning mayhem
Rainy conditions during rush hour
Monday morning led to several
wrecks throughout Gadsden
County. Left, a Gadsden County
Sheriffs deputy directs traffic on
Interstate 10 around a wreck at the
Midway exit. Another wreck
occurred minutes later about an
eighth of a mile east of this one; a
third, about two-thirds of a mile
down the road. No serious injuries
were reported. Meanwhile, in
Havana, Florida Highway Patrol
and GCSO officers worked another
wreck, this one at the intersection of
U.S. 27 South and Choctaw Road.
N (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


School board honors

FCAT perfect reader


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
It's a rare thing to achieve
perfection.
Crossroads Academy seventh-
grader Shekinah Davis did,
however, scoring a 500 on the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test as a sixth-grader
in Kevin Forehand's class.


V A school for Midway? See
story on Page 6
It's a feat that's a first at
Crossroads, Principal Millie
Forehand said.
"We have not had a student at
Crossroads score a perfect score
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Gretna man posts Web site that brings contractors, homeowners together


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

How many times have you had
a small job around the house and
you didn't want to pay a fortune
to get it done?
Need a utility shed built?
One-time only painting of your
deck?


Needed a good roof cleaning?
A Gretna man, Johnny Graham,
may have come to your rescue.
Graham is founder of Budget
BidMaster, a new website that
matches homeowners and
contractors. "I saw a need for
contractors and homeowners as
well as other businesses to
communicate their budget for


projects.
This is how
www.BudgetBIDMaster.com
works: the web site offers bids for
contractors seeking business and
homeowners needing work done.
Homeowners submit information
about what services they need for
their home, such as pressure
washing and lawn services, and a


price for which they can afford to
have the work done.
Contractors then study the
proposals and contact the
homeowner if they are willing to
provide the service at the price
offered.
Both homeowners and
contractors who have used the
service call it a win-win situation.


RECYCLING from Page 1


According to the Budget
BidMaster site, contractors are
responsible for a one-time annual
registration fee.
The fee covers up keeping the
contractors' files and registration
information.
Graham, who is also a
contractor and owner of Yoogle
Exterior Solutions, said "as
contractors we get called to bid
on contracts. We give bids and


there's no further discussion. We
felt if there was a system to
communicate, mpre people could
get work done on their budget
and contractors can get more
work as a result," Graham said.
Graham said that so far business
has been very good. "There have
been amazing results, feedback,
and support," he said.
For more information, visit
http:www.budgetbidmaster.com


director. The good news is that
the county will more than likely
receive a solid waste grant for
about $270,000 from the
Department, of Environmental
Protection to defray part of the
cost. He also said the county's staff
will be looking for ways to break
even.
One main problem is that much
of the material citizens put into the
recycling bins cannot be recycled at
all. Anthony Powell, director of the
center, said when people do that
they actually add another financial
burden to the program. The items
that can't be recycled must be
loaded and taken to the landfill
where the county must pay the
tipping fee. They can make up to
five trips per week to the landfill
and the price tag can get high.
Added to that, Powell said the
cost of fuel is also taking its toll.
With nearly 30,000 households in
the county only about 1,200 are
recycle customers. He said some of
the homes are so spread out, drivers
might pick up at one location and
the next pickup might be a mile to
two away. The cost for curbside
pickup is $2 per month per
household. Powell, who has been


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on the job five months, said when
he started the fee was only $1 per
month.
"That wasn't even making a dent
and people got upset when we went
up a dollar," Powell said.
But Powell said the program can
work and make money for the
county with a few changes.
"You need volume to keep the
prices low so you don't lose money.
The key is educating the public. I
want to go into the schools, starting
with elementary school, to teach
the importance of recycling. We
need to recycle for the next
generation. Everyone has to
participate, we need to be able to
go door-to-door because if we
don't, dollarwise we're going to
lose," he said.
Powell is also trying to save
money by using Department of
Corrections inmates and County
Jail inmates. Occasionally he uses
people who must serve community
service hours of various infractions.
However, jail inmate labor and
community service labor are not
very reliable. "One day you may
have 10 and he next day, you might
have one." To supplement, Powell
also uses day labor to compliment


.Senior citizens who are at
least 62 years old and own a
home, can now borrow against
the equity in their home, uti-
lizing the money for just about
anything, without ever having
to repay the debt. They can
continue living in the home
for the rest of their lives with-
out the burden of making
monthly payments.
,This is now possible
thanks to a Home Equity
Conversion Mortgage created
by the Federal Government's
Department of Housing and
Urban Development, also
known as HUD.
This money can be used
to:
1. Payoff an existing
mortgage
2. Pay for medical
expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the
home


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the five-member full -time staff.
And, some employees say, the job
can be down right dangerous. On
more than one occasion workers
have lifted a bin to dump and been
showered with unknown liquid
substances, soiled baby diapers,
cups of tobacco spital, pesticides,
ants and other obnoxious things.
One employee said that even
picking up cardboard from outside
bins is scary.
"I have seen several rattlesnakes
under the cardboard. They are
under there looking for shade,
especially this time of year, but you
don't know that until you start
lifting the cardboard but and the
ony way we can do it is by hand,"
said Rawn Washington.
Powell said sanitation and safety
are his main concern when it come,
to employees. They are required to
wear masks and gloves. But
sometimes, Washington said,
employees don't have time to sift
through bins before they heave
them onto the truck. The three
trucks with one driver and one man
on the ground must cover the entire
county each week.
The trucks are old and break
down often. "I've had over $7,000


6. Provide financial
assistance to family
members
7. Establish a line of
credit that can be used
if needed in the future
8. Vacation and travel
There is never a risk of
losing their home and they are
free to sell or refinance the
home, without penalty, at any
time. All money received is
tax free and has no effect on
Social Security or retirement
income.
A free report reveals how
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ones courtesy of this United
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message, anytime 24 hours a
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in repairs since I came to the job.
They are old and need to be
replaced," Powell said.
There are some recycling
programs that work, according to
Powell. He cites Madsion County
as an example of a recycling
program that works.
The County Commissioners
passed an ordinance that adds $150
per year to each household's tax bill
in unincorporated Madison County.
They can go to dump sites as many
times as they want to carry large
items, recycleables, and household
garbage.
"The dump sites are set up like
little parks, they have flowers and
are- landscaped. To keep people
from throwing things on the
ground, each site has an attendant
who is a retiree. They are in an air
conditioned building. They are
theie all day.
"People have already paid for the
dumps site usage and they use it,"
Powell said.
But unless some drastic changes
are made in Gadsden County,
curbside pickup of recycling may
be a thing of the past very soon.


FIGHT from Page 1


"That guy charged in and busted He got out and a deputy was
a beer bottle over his head he standing right there waiting for
was able to get out, he was laying him."
in the parking lot and the The two relatives of the victim
victim's kinfolk came in, fist- were not charged in the incident.
fighting,. wrestling with the guy. Other relatives and bystanders
Everybody was screaming," said beat on the store's doors during
store owner Nader Tala. "We the incident, Tala said, many
decided to lock the store and then apparently believing Johnson Jr.
we called 911. Before they had been killed.
actually arrived the suspect got Tala said he realized locking the
some coke bottles out of the door put him in a dangerous
cooler and busted the door glass. situation, but that he felt like the
FLOWERS from Page 1


the public in January. Still, the
people in the office who worked
closely with her dai)l are sad to
see her leave.
They hugged her, they hugged
each other and shed tears.
throughout the luncheon.
Pam Crutcher, who started with
the company eight years ago,
spoke for the group. Flowers, she
said, was a joy as a supervisor
and as a friend to all of them.
"She never raised her voice.
She told us 'you know what to
do' and we did it. When any of us
had, personal problems with
family or health, she was there to
do what she could and she did it
whether it was picking up your
kid or running an errand," said
Crutcher, choking back tears.
Flowers' brother, Wash Hinson,
Jr., told the audience about the
work ethic their parents instilled
in their children. He called his
sister a shining example of what
their parents considered to best
the community citizens,
employees and well-rounded
people.
The honoree's daughters and
son, Tatia, Nikkole, and James,
gave a poignant and heartfelt
peek inside of Flowers' life as
their mother. In separate
presentations, they called her
both their mother and their best
friend. "She was always there for
us. She made every sacrifice a
mother could make for us," said
Nikkole.
Flowers was also honored for
her community service with the
Pilot Club of Quincy, the March
of Dimes, the Chamber of
Commerce, Relay for Life, the
Senior Citizens Center, the
Gadsden County Chapter of the
National Hook-Up of Black
Women, and other organizations.
County Commissioner Doug


Croley presented Flowers with a
resolution from District 2.
Quincy City Commissioner, and
former Mayor Sherrie Taylor,
also presented 'Flowers with a
'resolution and proclaimed
August 23, 2007, as "Bettie
Hinson Flowers Day" in the City
of Quincy. In response to the


youth should 'be held for
authorities.
"That's really upsetting me. He
deserves a severe punishment -
he almost killed that guy. After he
cut him, he punched him in the
face, at least five or six times,
hard," Tala said. "(The victim) is
a nice guy. I know that guy, he's a
customer."
Apparently the brothers of the
youth and of the victim had
quarreled earlier in the day,


announcement, Flowers was
given a standing ovation.
Like many retirees, Flowers
said she plans to take it easy,
travel, and continue her
community service.
"I'm looking at this as another
opportunity to do something
bigger and better," she said.


according to atcounts from.Tala
and the youth's mother.
The mother was distraught
Monday over the turn of events.
"My son is not a violent
person," she said. "He caught up
in a mess. He had nothing to do
with all this."
But others say Johnson Jr.
didn't have anything to do with it
either. Not until Saturday night, at
any rate.
The youth Was charged with
aggravated assault with a.deadly
weapon and transported to a
juvenile detention facility in Leon
County.


Notice of Attorney-Client Session
Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County
Commissioners in and for Gadsden County, Florida shall con-
vene a private attorney-client meeting pursuant to
Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes,
on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 6:00 pm
at the Gadsden County Governmental Complex
9 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida.

The following persons will be attending the meeting:

Marlon Brown, County Manager
Thornton J. Williams, County Attorney
Paul Sexton, Deputy County Attorney
Hon. Eugene Lamb, District 1
Hon. Douglas M. Croley, District 2
Hon. Derrick E. Price, District 3
Hon. Brenda A. Holt, District 4
Hon. Edward J. Dixon, District 5

Certified Court Reporter

The subject matter of the meeting shall be confined
to a discussion of:

1) Pending Litigation and Strategy Sessions
Related to Gadsden Community Hospital

2) Proposed Settlement Agreement with the
Department of Community Affairs

3) TDS Bid Protest



A transcript of the meeting shall be part of the public record at
the conclusion of the litigation.
08,30'07c


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation




Stay safe this holiday weekend


With the last official holiday of the
summer coming up this weekend, a lot of
people will attend cook-outs or entertain
as part of the end-of-summer fling. Hands
Across the Border, a program funded by
the Department of Transportation, will be
out in full force this weekend. The
program, which includes north Florida,
south Florida, and Department of
Transportation agencies, is aimed at
saving lives.
Officers will be looking for impaired
driving, safety belt and child safety seat
usage laws throughout the Labor Day
weekend. These agencies say they will
have no mercy and show zero tolerance.
And not a minute too soon. Every year,
lives are lost because people decide they
want to drink and drive. There's nothing
wrong with drinking but it ought to be
done in moderation. And never is there an
excuse to get behind the wheel of a
vehicle.
I can't figure out why some people must
get behind the wheel after they have been
drinking. What's wrong with drinking and
staying home?
If you drink and drive you ought to be
locked up. Imagine the number of lives
you put in danger when you get behind the
wheel. I have even heard some really
stupid people say that they drive better
when they have been drinking.
Most of us who take a drink have been
offered libations at parties and the homes
of friends and relatives. I made a
conscious decision that if I'm going to
have a drink, I won't be the one operating
the car. If more people made the same


decision we'd have fewer fatalities.
Anything that impaires one's ability to
respond in a timely manner is not a good
thing.
Law enforcement are also going to be on
the lookout for folks not wearing safety
belts and child safety seats.
First, it's stupid not to buckle up. But if
you don't want to wear a seatbelt, it's your
life that you're risking. If you live, you
might cost the taxpayers a boatload of
money to get you back on your feet with
the extended stay in the hospital and all of
the physical therapy you're going to
require.
Secondly, it is a crime to transport or
have children in a vehicle and not have
them properly restrained. One day not too
recently I was stopped at a traffic light. I
looked over and a woman was holding
what appeared to be a little girl about a
year old in her lap. Without thinking, I
rolled my window down and told her that
if she got caught holding that baby, she'd
get a $250 ticket.
She said she didn't know that. As we
drove off, the driver'pulled over and the
woman got out to put the kid in the back
seat. She could have told me to mind my
own business, but she didn't and seemed
to be appreciative of the information I
passed on to her.
I don't know what the fine was, but $250
sounded like a an impressive amount.
A lot of people will be on the highway
this weekend but it's better to be safe than
sorry. Have a great holiday and be safe.
Buckle yourself up as well as those you
love.


I've written an article, or two, on those
wonderful apple turnovers grandmother
used to make. I did a story one time on
how every girl in town would get their hair
done over at Maxine's Beauty Parlor for
the homecoming parade. I've written about
mosquitoes, walnut.trees and Necco
Wafers. I've explained how me and Ricky
Gene Stafford and Buddy Wiggleton
played baseball in that field down by the
Pajama Factory literally until the cows
came home. I've done articles on coon
hunting and spelling bees. I once wrote '
about the Sunday school teacher who never
gave up on me.
I told you about Leon, after seeing a
Tarzan move, jumping off the bridge down
at Paris Landing. I've explained the anxiety
of walking into that huge, imposing
elementary school for the very first time.
I've written articles on trading frogs for
magnets. I have detailed the pains we took
to pour those peanuts down the neck of that
NuGrape bottle. And I've opened up my
high school days for you with the help of
Pam Collins, LaRenda Bradfield, Bobby
Brewer, Ricky Hale, Graylene Lemonds
and most of the rest of our graduating
class.
I explained as best I could how it felt to
kiss Charlotte Melton right on the mouth. I
cried like a baby when I told you about
Charlotte's death in another'article. I
laughed when I recounted the big fight up
at the Skyway Grill. I've written about a
cat that didn't belong to me. And another
cat that found our house. And yet a third
cat that Cathy slipped some milk to when I
wasn't looking......
I wrote about Jesse being born small. And
the death of my favorite uncle. I did a story
once on the church out on the Shiloh Road
that would pass you a snake if you looked
like you were drifting off. I told you about
the guy that jumped out of the second story
of Gailor Hall my very first day at college.'
I told you about my NAPA truck. And
Mr. Brooks giving us those G. I. haircuts. I
finally confessed that it was me and Robert
Holmes Brewer who accidentally threw the
cherry bombs in amongst the animals on
mule day. I've written about the big fire
uptown; John Motheral's Drugstore,
Frank's Dairy Bar, the Oasis Club over at
Huntingdon, Bailey Moore Wrinkle's


Hardware, the old hotel and the Ben
Franklin store. I've written about Woodrow
Kennon's Mercantile, Dry-Goods and
Grocery store so often you ought to be able
to smell the hoop cheese.
I've written about Mary E. Pendleton's
propensity to send me valentine cards. I
also got a story out of her tattoo. I tried to
straighten out exactly how and why Dog
Days were so named. I wrote as much as I
knew about Margaret Faye Bronson
running off with the Allis.Chalmers' tractor
salesman from Medina. My back hurt and
my eyes stung when I meticulously took us
through the cotton picking portion of my
life.
I told you I dated my first wife because I
thought she had money. I've explained that
I'm still with her because no one else
would put up with me. I've written how her
little sister lost 30 pounds just to catch a
man. And I think, please correct me here if
I am wrong, I've done a story or two on
how Cathy's family can eat.....
I've tried to thank my Father rather
belatedly for the three and a half years he
served this nation during World War II. I
wrote a story once about that big Indian up
on Clover Mountain that lived with a wolf.
And I've about worn out the old Park
Theatre and the Saturday afternoon
matinees with Roy, Gene and Hoppy.
I mustered up the most pride I could
when I described the birth of my precious
granddaughter. It took three articles to
"illustrate" how much Cathy ate on the
only cruise that would take us! I wrote with
such fondness of the barefoot homecoming
queen. I named names and incriminated all
I could on the water tower climbing that
near 'bout got me killed. I tried to draw
you a mental picture of us sliding down
that hill behind the swimming pool on
those cardboard carpets. I tried to do the
same thing with us folding up inside an old
tire and rolling down that steep bank beside
George Sexton's house.
I tried as best I could to honor men like
Chick King and Ed Wiley who did so much
for a struggling teenager who passed their
way..... And my favorite article to this day
is the one about the old World War I
cannon guys.


his ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


Refusal to adequately fund

sheriffs office is the real crime


If something goes bump in the night and
you look out your front window only to see
four masked men with guns standing on
your.porch, are you going to call a public
information officer?
A friend from college?
Sen. Al Lawson, who, bless him, has
along with the rest of the county's state
representatives secured a good deal of.
funding for the county?
Will you call a convenience store clerk?
Your Mom? Your Dad? Your accountant?
No. You are going to call 911. If you live
outside city limits, the Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office will respond. If you live
within a city with an intact police force, a
police officer will respond maybe with
backup from the sheriff s office, depending
on the size of the department.
But here are the problems you might run
into with the current state of affairs:
One 911 dispatcher has already told
county commissioners, at a budget
workshop Tuesday night, that she loves her
job but may have to leave it because she is
not earning enough to support herself.
That phone might ring a little longer than
you're comfortable with the next time you
call.
A deputy who is also a single mother with
children to support also loves her job she
just can't provide adequately for her family
on what she's paid to stand in the rain
directing traffic, respond to domestic
violence calls and perform the multitude of
other duties a deputy is charged with.
Another deputy told commissioners he
knows of convenience store clerks who
make more than he does.
But let's talk about the jail. You may not
like the people who wind up there, for '
whatever poor choices they have rfi5.~'but
they are human beings and so are the
corrections officers tasked with keeping
order.
Again, and again, and again.Sheriff
Morris Young has explained the conditions.
at the jail are unsafe, the entire jail
operation is inadequately funded and both
inmates and officers are suffering because
of it.
I am going to pull two quotes from Editor
Alice DuPont's story on Tuesday's'
workshop, because they explain-the
situation so succinctly.
In the first, corrections officer Julia
Nelson speaks not only about the low pay
she receives but the serious nature of the
poor conditions at the jail.


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"We need money, we need help," she
said. "It is a very dangerous situation at the
jail. There are only four people per shift. I
have to step over bodies to take a count. I
beg you to take a look at us."
The second quote is from a woman who
has a relative who is an inmate.
"A lot of inmates are sick from the filth.
There is mold and mildew in the showers.
People are sleeping on top of each other
and it has brought on depression and
violence," she said.
Which is pretty much the same kind of
cycle that landed them there in the first
place; why perpetuate that? Not much room
for rehabilitative effort under those
conditions.
The county is talking about a step pay
raise plan. Using that plan, it would take
GCSO staff nine years to catch up to the
rate of pay state law enforcement officers
make.
So hang in there, guys you might lose
your home, your car, your sense of well-
being over the next nine years but we'd like
you to show up at the next bar brawl, home
invasion, car crash and the time we
accidentally lock our keys inside the car
anyway. Thanks.
This is not a column with a hidden
agenda. I respect anyone who gives up time
and energy to serve on a governmental
board like the County Commission.
But come on, folks:- public safety has got
to come before programs that, while
worthwhile, don't have the kind of direct
impact on people's lives as a solid law
enforcement operation.
District 2 County Commissioner Doug
Cioley made a strong statement jbout' the:
proposed budget; alleging it focuses on
"administration, propaganda campaigns
and social services projects for selected
commission districts with the discretionary
funding for these initiatives being taken
from transportation and public safety."
Personally, I can't believe this issue has
dragged on for so long.when the dire
funding needs of the sheriff's office are so
very clear, and the dire consequences of not
meeting those needs equally clear.
We all know funding can only go in so
many directions. My hope is the County
Commission can concentrate less on what
appears to be icing on the cake and more on
the meat and potatoes of providing
adequate public safety for the constituents
it serves.
For all our sakes.


Letters

to theitor





Editor:

My child attended the TCC House summer camp and I
was very pleased with the organization of the camp's
activities. Mr. Roger Milton or one of his staff members
would greet you coming or going. The staff took very
good care of the children and my son looked forward to
going to camp everyday. Mr. Milton I thank you and your
staff for a job well done. Hope to see you all next summer.
OctaviaAsh

Editor;

On August 21, I visited my doctor in Quincy. As I sat in
the waiting area, a young man came in. He could barely
walk and his.voice was almost gone, just at a whisper. He
said "Somebody please call the ambulance "I'm sickd"
They began questioning him, what is your name? Is
somebody with you? Can we contact someone for you?
Barely talking he said. I'm from Mississippi and my
parents are on a Christian Mission in Russia. He collapsed
on the nearest couch. The office staff called 911. Before
they arrived, there were 3-4 people in that doctor's office.
They began to Lay Hands on him and begin praying. "In
the Name ofJesus". They kept saying and the tears begin
to flow from my eyes to see the Love they all had for
someone they didn't even know- but before the ambulance
arrived he was talking. The bible says. "The Righteous
Fervent prayers availeth much. Call for the Elders if you're
sick and let them pray for you." I can say this of that
young man. He was in the right place at the right time.
Perhaps his parents were in someplace else Laying their
hands on, praying, and helping others and God had
someone here praying for and helping their son. If you
sow a good seed, you will reap a good seed. Love ye one
another and pray ye for one another. That pleases God.
Deborah Bostick


Keeping a


watchful


eye on


congress

By Todd Stottlemyer

Americans across the country
will take time Monday to
celebrate Labor Day, a time to be
with family and friends and to
reflect on a year's worth of hard
work. Unfortunately, while
Americans are enjoying
hamburgers and hot dogs on the
grill, Congress is cooking up
ideas that would prove costly to
small employers and their
employees. ,
Since the last election, unions
have been able to move their
agenda to the forefront. Their
intent is clear unions want
more members whose union
dues would be spent to advance
their political agenda.
The first indication of this was
the union effort to take away
voting rights from workers.
Earlier this year, the U.S. House
of Representatives passed a bill
called the "Employee Free
Choice Ac" that would rewrite
60 years of labor law. Currently,
thousands of labor-union
elections are held every year in
the United States. Sometimes the
labor unions win; sometimes
employers win.
Regardless, the labor union and
the employer can make their case
to employees, who then cast
their votes by secret ballot.
The legislation in question,
however, would do away with
the need to hold an election.
Even if a state has a right-to-
work law, employers wbuld be
subjected to countless union
organizing drives. According to
the Nauonal Labdt Relations '
Board, 70!perdenritof these"', ~
secret-ballot elections involved
small employers with 50
employees or less. So instead of
focusing on the next project or
ways to expand their business,
small-business owners worry
whether their business will be
the next one that a union will
attempt to organize.
Unions are also strongly
supporting legislation that would
tie the hands of small employers
and employees when negotiating
benefits. The "Healthy Families
Act" has little to do with
improving health care for
families, but everything to do
with interfering with employer-
employee relations.
The bill would create an
entitlement of seven days of paid
sick leave for employees who
work for businesses with 15 or
more employees. Employees
would not be required to provide
advanced notice of their leave; in
fact, employees would be able to
use their leave in hourly
increments.
What the legislation fails to
acknowledge is that many small
businesses already offer paid
sick leave. According to
National Federation of
Independent Business surveys,
75 percent of small businesses
voluntarily provide paid sick
leave, and a robust 96 percent
provide flexible working hours
for employees when personal
situations arise. The real
problem with this bill is, like
many other parts of the union
agenda, it allows the federal
government to encroach further
into the workplace.
Clearly, mandatory paid sick
leave would increase labor costs,
as would another Senate bill, the
"Worker Empowerment Act."
This bill would impose a new
federal wage insurance tax to
boost the pay of unemployed
workers who become
reemployed in lower-paying
jobs. In response, one small-
business owner told me, "Well,
if the government is going to
guarantee someone a wage, I
want them to guarantee me a
profit."
Entrepreneurs aren't anti-labor.
They understand employee
productivity is at the heart of
free enterprise. Their message to


Congress is clear, however -
avoid union-driven government
meddling that hurts free
enterprise and our economy.

Todd Stottlemyer is president
and CEO of the National
Federation of Independent
Business in Washington, D.C.


J1in"ker down

with

I es
When we hunker down to alk, we're gallon the same level. by Kesley
Colbert, just a good ole boy that likes to write.




I'm about storied out!









The Gadsden County Times August 30,2007 5


DCF presents forum



for public and staff


County employees honored


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Florida Department of
Children and Families pre-
sented their overview of the
Business Plan Performance of
Circuits 2 and 14 last
Wednesday morning. The
forum provided an opportuni-
ty for the public and staff to
learn about the department's
local performance, accom-
plishments, priorities, and
future plans to continue to
build and strengthen commu-
nity relationships.
Circuit Administrator,
Angel Trejo, led the 90-
minute discussion which was
held in the Board of County
Commission's chambers.
"Secretary (Bob)
Butterworth's six priorities
and guiding principles for the
agency include: accountabil-
ity, community partnerships,
leadership and orientation to
action. Over the past year, we
have focused on continuing
to improve services and redi-
rect local decisions to each
individual community. This
change will encourage more
involvement with community
partners and promote and
increase community partici-
pation in local decision mak-
ing, This will result in deci-
sions at the local level to
improve service delivery,"
Trejo said.
He said he believed that
moments are not measured in
time alone but by hbw well
employees understand and
meet the needs of the families
they serve.
The 14 counties in Circuit
2 and 14, Trejo said, are
action oriented and deter-
mined to provide the best
human services available to
the families they serve.
"Our overreaching goal is
to deliver the same level of
services to ourclients as we


would desire for our own
families," he said.
Those services include:
family safety (child protec-
tive services), child care,
mental health, substance
abuse, access and benefit
recovery, adult services, and
administration.
Family Safety Program
administrator Traci Levine
said that Florida statute
requires investigations be
closed within 60 days for the
time a report is made to
authorities. She said that last
ear in districts 2 and 14 the
investigations were closed
within 43 days. Levine com-
mended law enforcement
agencies for the help they
give investigators.
"Our investigators go out
unarmed. We appreciate the
backup that law enforcement
provides us. There are times
when we have to go into some
pretty bad situations," she
said.
The districts are also doing
well with the community
based care, adoption, pro-
grams. The 14 counties had a
goal of 91 adoptions. The
area began the fiscal with 71
children available for adop-
tion, and exceeded the goal
by finalizing adoptions for
121 children. Seven of those
completed adoptions
occurred in Gadsden County.
The accomplishments for
judicial circuits 2 and 14 were
also outlined:
*Circuits 2 and 14 staff
were selected as pilot units
for the new child welfare
database, Florida's Safe
Families Network.
*Local Children's Forum
meetings are held monthly in
each circuit to increase com-
munity collaboration on the
delivery of child welfare,
substance abuse, mental
health, and domestic violence
services, to improve the expe-


rience of children and fami-
lies served.
*The groundwork has been
laid to establish Family Team
Conferencing in a few coun-
ties in each circuit. The idea
is to implement this across all
of the counties, so that all
parties involved with the fam-
ily can come together to dis-
cuss an appropriate goal and
direction for the child and the
family.
In the ACCESS Florida
program, the accomplish-
ments include:
*Processed 98.6% of all
applications timely for the
last state fiscal year. (target
98%)
*Accurately processed
95.15% of all food stamp
applications for the last feder-
.al fiscal year. (target 94%)
*Opened two storefront
offices, one in Bay County
and one in Leon County foi
customers to apply for assis-
tance on-line and have access
to community resources-such
as unemployment, Whole
Child Leon, Social Security,
etc.
*Each customer service
center, storefront and pro-
cessing center is equipped
with lobby computers to
allow customers easy access
to apply on-line. 72% of all
electronic applications are
received through the internet
and 28% are from the DCF's
Intranett (computers in the
lobbies). 92% of all applica-
tions are electronic.
*181 community partners
in circuits 2 and 14 are avail-
able to assist customers in
applying for assistance, fax-
ing information to the
Department, making copies,
and calling the customer call
center.
Trejo said' that while the
accomplishments are great,
there is still a lot of work for
the districts to complete.


The Board of County Commissioners honored three veteran employees Tuesday night during
the regular meeting. Frank Springer, Senior Paramedic, (left) was honored for 25 years of service
to the county. In addition to a certificate, he was give a tabletop clock. Michael Watson, (right)
was also honored for 10 years of service in the Public Works Department. Rose Wilson, not shown,
was honored for 10 years with the county's Facilities Maintenance Division. Watson and Wilson
both received certificates. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


QPD announces



checkpoints


The Quincy, Police
Department, by its mission, is
committed to promoting safety
for motorist using the public
streets and highways and to pro-
vide a deterrent for those who
violate laws contained in the
Florida Statues. This and other
missions of the Quincy Police
Department are achieved
through public education and
enforcement.
To meet the demands of this
mission, ongoing programs are
necessary to address a myriad of
issues that impact highway safe-
ty.
Reducing the deaths and
injuries associated with
impaired drivers is one of the
most important in this group.
Therefore, the Quincy Police
Department will be conducting
a Comprehensive Roadside
Safety Checkpoint on August
31st, 2007 from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m.. Based on established site
criteria, the location of the site


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cation and enforcement activi-
ties are merged; to achieve a
reduction in deaths and injuries
associated with impaired driv-
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crash occurs, identify improp-
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Narcotics K-9 detection will
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Sgt. Troy R. Gilyard
Traffic Homicide
Investigator Supervisor
(850) 627-7111


GCSO arrest report


August 27, 2007
Weldon Atkinson, burglary
of dwelling, battery and
RAWOV; Spencer Thomas,
fleeing and attempting to elude
officer and leaving scene of
accident; Lorenzo Johnson,
lewd or lascivious conduct;
Nashashay Jackson, vop/grand
theft 2cts.,vop/pwbc and
vop/dwls; Charles W. Smith,
poss. of a controlled substance;
Samantha Hannah, felony cnm .
inal/mischief and burglary;
Quintus Brown, vop/poss of
contrand at a Detention Facility;
Aline Mitchell, vop/pwbc;
Tyson Lewis, vop/poss of con-:
trolled substance, fleeing and
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fta/dwlsr; Ray Simmons, poss..
of crack cocaine; O.C. Akins,
vop/[oss of cocaine w/I to sell;
Balitheo Lovette, fta/poss of
alcohol under 21, uttering
forged instrument, forgery and
grand theft; Charlie Williams,
vop/poss 'of controlled sub-
stance; John Barnes, domestic
battery and agg assault with
deadly weapon; Yamecha Gunn,_ .
vop/ftpf/agg battery w/deadly
weapon great bodily harm;
Angela Douglas, vop/grand
theft and uttering, fta obtaining
property/services by pwbc 2cts;
Marvin Johnson Jr., fta/vop/bat-
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6 The Gadsden County Times August 30,2007


Havana approves application for grant for ball park


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Havana's Gus Bert Field will
get a facelift if things go accord-
ing to plan.
During Tuesday morning's
regular Town Council meeting,


council members voted unani-
mously to approve Town
Manager Howard McKinnon's
request to make application for a
$200,000 Florida Recreation
Development Assistance
Program grant.
Plans are to use the grant to


revamp the park with improve-
ments including the renovation of
concession stands and new
dugouts for the third field.
"Because we are categorized
as an economically disadvan-
taged area, we will not be
required to match funds,"


McKinnon told council members.
Council members will have a
public hearing on the issue Sept.
6.
Also during Tuesday's meet-
ing, council members:
Approved Rev. Bill Bess'
request to hold the annual Havana


Ministerial Association-spon-
sored Community Picnic in the
Park Sept. 9.
Approved a request from
Havana Merchants' Association
President Jim Kellum to close
Second Street for the eighth
annual Pumpkin Festival.


.* Approved Kellum's request
to hold the annual Lawnmower
Parade Dec. 8.
Approved Kellum's request
to sponsor the Pumpkin Festival.
The council has unofficially
sponsored the event for years by
paying its insurance costs.


Midway one step closer to having a new school


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The movement to bring a
school to Midway is gaining
ground.
During Tuesday night's regular
Gadsden County School Board
meeting, Midway Mayor Delores
Madison asked board members for
their support of the city's efforts to
bring a pre-k through third grade
school to Midway.
"We are asking for your sup-
port in building a pre-k through
third grade public charter school in
Midway," Madison said. "We
know the board has struggled to-
find funds every year."
Madison cited Midway's
recent growth spurt and citizens'


requests for a school in her pro-
posal.
Several board members said
they supported the effort, but that
Midway must follow the process
involved by submitting a complete
application for a public charter
school to the board and subse-
quently to the state Department of
Education.
"Submit an application to the
School Board and then to the state
DOE," Chairman Isaac Simmons
said. "That's basically the process.
As chairman of the board, I know
you have to go through step one,
step two, step three. I'm support-
ive of building a school in
Midway. We tried before."
Simmons said a previous appli-
cation for a charter school in


Midway was denied because the
application was not complete.
"The last time, DOE rejected
the application because it was not
complete," Simmons said. "If it's
complete, I'll go ahead and say it,
we would have to approve it."
Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald James
said he is also supportive of put-
ting a school in Midway.
"I really believe,, at this point,
as a responsible school leader I
would support a pre-k through
third grade school in Midway," he
said. "We're talking about chil-
dren. At this point, I feel like this is
the only way get funding for a
school in Midway."
Board members Judge Helms
and Eric Hinson, in whose district


a Midway school would be, also
say they are all for a school there.
In other matters, board mem-
bers voted 3-1, with Hinson dis-
senting, to approve personnel
director Dianna Decker's request
to fill five vacant paraprofessional
positions.
The positions include three
pre-k paraprofessionals, one
exceptional student education
paraprofessional at Stewart Street
Elementary and one paraprofes-
sional position at Chattahoochee
Elementary.
Decker said all, but the
Chattahoochee Elementary posi-
tion are vacancies required to be
filled under state regulations
regarding the administration of
pre-k and ESE programs.


County commissioners receive clean audit


An audit of the Gadsden
County Board of County
Commissioners' business opera-
tions for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 2006 reports
Gadsden County is operating with
a surplus, putting it in good finan-
cial standing. Gadsden County
has a more than $3 million in its
general fund reserves and was
found to have no "reportable con-
ditions" or infractions that must
be corrected as was reported in
previous years. The county's fiscal
year begins on October 1.
"This audit is a testament to the
level of talent and hard work of
our administrative staff," said
Commissioner Edward J. Dixon.
"During my tenure as Chairman,
the Board, staff, and I made fiscal
accountability a priority. The


associated policies and controls
that were put in place have helped
guide this Board in a direction that
continues to prove to be transpar-
ent and positive."
Commissioner Dixon served
as Chairman of the Board during
the 2006-2007.Fiscal Year.
Two years prior to this recent
audit report, the County's general
fund reserves were approximately
half of the 2006 reported figure.
The additional reserves means the
county is a better risk in the eyes
of lenders should county officials
have to pursue additional funding
for county operations.
The amount of savings on
hand also helps ensure the county
has enough funding to meet its
expenses until receipts from prop-
erty tax revenues and other state


shared revenues are received.
Property tax revenues aren't col-
lected until the middle of
November.
"As the county continues to
strengthen its reserves, it places
less fiscal pressure on our depart-
ments to maintain their normal
operations during the period
between the beginning of the fis-
cal year and the time when prop-
erty tax revenues are received,"
said Rick Hoffmann, Gadsden
County Board of County
Commissioners Senior
Management and Budget Analyst.
County officials note they
have worked hard to make
changes and implement new poli-
cies to address findings from pre-
vious audits. The audit presented
minor findings for the board's


administrative staff to improve
upon, which included enhancing
the coordination of the grant
approval process between the
Sheriffs office and the Board of
County Commissioners and
improving the preparation process
between the budget office and
finance department regarding
financial reports. A summary of
the audit report, which reviews
the financial statements of the
county, was presented to the board
during its July 17th board meeting.
It was completed by Law, Redd,
Crona & Munroe, P.A.
"We're strong financially," said
County Manager Marlon Brown
of the report.
"We are and will continue to
implement policies to help us get
to where we need t be."


Hinson took exception, saying
Havana Elementary has a need for
more assistant principals.
But pre-k and ESE programs
have requirements that must be
met in order to receive funding for
the programs; assistant principal
positions do not have similar
requirements.
"We looked very carefully at
the nonessential and the essential,"
Decker said. "It was not an easy
thing to do Iknow a lot of school


are feeling the crunch."
James said there are plans to
eventually hire an assistant princi-
pal for Havana Elementary.
Currently, he said, a teacher is
working out of field in that capac-
ity to handle discipline issues.
Still, Hinson voted against fill-
ing the five positions.
"We've almost abandoned
Havana El.,'" he said.


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SCHOOL from Page 1


on the reading. Several have come
close," she said. "Several through
the years in the district have. It's
really amazing. She's a good student
anyway."
Shekinah, a resident of Midway,
smiled shyly when her name was
called Tuesday night during the
regular Gadsden County School
Board meeting to accept a plaque
for her achievement.
"I would just like to thank
everyone for motivating me and
helping me believe in what I could
do," she said. Her principal says
Shekinah is ajoy to teach.
."' am so proud of her I don't know
what to do," Forehand said. "She is
such a young lady she's so poised.
We're proud of her all the way
around."
Unbeknownst to Shekinah and her
brother, Katina Amoah, Kenneth
Brown, regional vice president for
McGraw-Hill's Scientific Research
Associates branch, was on hand at
Tuesday's meeting to present
Shekinah with a $500 savings bond
for her good work. The SRA has
worked in partnership with Gadsden
County schools for seven years now,
providing reading materials and
other literacy supplements.
"You don't hear of it very often,"
Brown said Wednesday of Shekinah
achieving a perfect reading score.
Other reading successes were


recognized Tuesday; Gadsden
County's "Reading Wave," which
financially rewards students who
read a required number of books
during the summer months, led
several students to read as much as
four times the required number of
books. East Gadsden High School
11th-grader Dewonda Anderson
was recognized by School Board
members Tuesday, as was Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School fourth-
grader Demetria Cooper; George
Munroe Elementary third-grader
Erika Lopez; Havana Elementary
fifth-grader Ericka Battles; James A.
Shanks Middle School seventh-
grader Tiara Stroman; St. John
Elementary fifth-grader Erika
Elena; Stewart Street Elementary
third-grader Charles Williams and
West Gadsden High School sixth-
grader Mariah Frye.
Each student was awarded $100.
Also Tuesday, the School Board
recognized faith-based partner
Celebration Baptist Church's youth
ministry. The Tallahassee church
donated 450 book bags filled with
school supplies to local schools.
On hand to accept the award was
Pastor Tommy Hendrick.
"We had about 300 kids from our
church participate," he said. "It was
a joy on our behalf too, to see them
learning to give back to the
community."


Above left, Gadsden County Schools Superintendent Reginald
James presents Celebration Baptist Church Pastor Tommy
Hendrick with a plaque in appreciation for his church's donation
of 450 school-supply-filled book bags to local schools. Pictured
with Hendrick are his wife and four children.

Left, Katina Amoah reacts to news that her daughter, Crossroads
Academy seventh-grader Shekinah Davis, will receive a $500:
savings bond as a reward for making a perfect score on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test reading portion. Celebrating with.
Shekinah are School Board members Eric Hinson, from the left,
Charles Frost, Judge Helms and Board Chairman.Isaac Simmons.

Above, these Gadsden County students, some represented by'
their school principals, receive accolades Tuesday night for their
participation in the school district's Summer 2007 Reading
Challenge. Those recognized were Dewonda Anderson, Demetria
Cooper, Erika Lopez, Ericka Battles, Tiara Stroman, Erika Elena,'
Charles Williams and Mariah Frye. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


KES from Page 4


Shoot, I did a story once on
Jerry Lee Lewis NOT showing up
for the big dance out at the
Rainbow Room. I've written
about seeing stars when Bob
Cassidy ran over me at football
practice. I told you about the big
meteorite rock that sits up by the
intersection of Stonewall and

BUDGET from


need for higher salaries and to
support a request frim Sheriff
Morris Young to amend the
budget for $8 million dollars.
Katherine Poindexter, the chief
financial officer for the sheriffs
office said $3 million dollars is
needed in corrections (the jail)
and $5.4 million dollars is needed
for law enforcement.
The county manager and budget
director have proposed $2.5


Magnolia. And I've written about
Leon being abducted by the
aliens.
My boys liked the one where
we were all rafting down the
Cascade River with Tom, Joke,
Bill and Grover Cleveland
Alexander. I've written about
really falling in love; and playing


on those parked rail road cars
behind Moseley's Seed and
Produce, Doctor Holmes sewing
us up, pillow fights and putting
up strawberry preserves. I've
explained how we warded off bad
colds, diphtheria, whooping
cough, malaria, chills and
distemper with sassafras tea, cod


liver oil and a sip of E W.
Grove's magic Hadacol tonic.
I've written about Pepsi Cola, R
C Cola, Diet Rite Cola and
Apalachicola.
I thought I was entertaining
you.....but I have discovered I
was actually reminding myself of
how good life has been no matter


how we sorta stumble though
it...;.
There has got to be an end here
somewhere. And I am looking for
it! Then, I remember I haven't
told you about the horse race up
the back stairs of Brummitt's
Funeral Home. Or the honey bees
accidentally "let loose" in Mr.


Berry's science class. Or Leon
and Nicky Joe not sharing the
profit from the fake car auction.
Or the Halloween party where we
made Mary E. put her mask back
on. Or the "uprising" in the New
Bethel cemetery......
Respectfully,'
Kes,


Page 1


million for corrections and $4.5
million dollars in law
enforcement.
One after one, employees in the
Gadsden. County Sheriffs
Department said they need more
money. Pamela Anderson, who
has been a deputy for nearly a
year said she doesn't \want to
leave and she doesn't want to
uproot her children, but as a
single mother she will have to


look at what's best for her family..
Only three short hours away from
a BS Degree, Anderson knows
that she is marketable.
"I'm grateful for this
(bulletproof) vest and for the cars
we're riding in from call to call
but a lot of officers have to
purchase their own equipment. I
ask you to amend the budget so
that the Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office can effectively do their


GADSDEN COUNTY EMERGENCY

REPAIR PROGRAM


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Community Development Department, has limited funding.
available for Emergency Repairs to homes located within the
County. Up to $7,500 per home is available for repairs which
may include plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, windows,
roofing, accessibility, and sewer/septic. Funding is available on
a first come first serve basis for those meeting the income lim-
its provided below.





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City or Town boundaries.


4. Mobile homes are not eligible for repairs.


5. Other guidelines may apply and are outlined in the application.


Applications may be obtained by contacting Wallisa Cobb at
627-8887 or visiting our website at www.gadsdengov.net.
Applications may be mailed to: Community Development
Emergency Repair Program, P.O. Box 1799, Quincy, FL 32353
or faxed to 850-875-8899. The deadline for application submis-
sion is 5:00 PM on September 15, 2007.

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jobs," she said..
Deputy Michael Stubbs said he
has talked with some convenience
store clerks who make more than
beginning deputies. He said he
likes his job, but that officers are
not paid enough for the work they
perform daily. He is embarrassed,
he said, when he takes his
paycheck home every two weeks.
Stubbs said the GCSO' has
become a farm system for the
training academy. When officers
.graduate, they sign on with the

county for one or two years and
them transfer to other higher
paying counties.
"I don't want to go anywhere
else, but I have to provide for my
family. Our pay. is low,, but what
people are paid' at the jail is a
crime," he said.
Holding back tears, corrections
officer Julia Nelson'said her job
not only is lacking in pay but it's
unsafe with so few officers and so
many inmates.
"We need money, we need help.
It is a very dangerous situation at
the jail. There are only four
people per shift, I have to step
over bodies to take a count. I beg
you to look at us," Nelson said.
Linda Ellison McGill, who is
not an employee but has a relative
who is an inmate, said
corrections officers are doing
their best under the
circumstances.
"A lot of the inmates are sick
from the filth. There is mold and
mildew in the showers. People
are sleeping on top of each other
and it has brought on depression
and violence," Ellison said.
Commissioner Ed Dixon said
the BoCC began addressing the
pay issue two years ago when
they began a study to address the
salary issue through step pay
raises. The problem is that the


step concept is still on paper and
officers are leaving to make more
money just a few yards away
from the county jail.
"We had to develop a structure;"
said Budgei Director Davin
Suggs. The structure would show
each officer their pay based on
steps and the number of years of
service. Under the proposed pay
step plan, it would take officers
nine years ,to catc, up to state
pay.
Dixon told the officers that no
one doubted they should be paid
salaries comparable to the state,
Tallahassee and Leon County.
Corrections officers at the jail
make $23,500 annually and
officers with the same training,
but who work 100 yards away at
the state prison make $32,500
annually. Young said he can't wait
nine years to pay his employees.
"The question was not whether
or not you deserve a pay raise, we
all agree that you do. We gave
money to the previous sheriff
(W.A. Woodham) for raises and it
didn't make it to you," Dixpn
said.
Chairman Brenda Holt said she
was unable to get a salary
schedule from Woodham and
eventually got one after someone
was able to get her one
surreptitiously.
"If the previous sheriff liked
you, you got a raise, if he didn't
you get a raise," Holt said.
"I've been hearing a lot of
political speeches and that's all
they are, political speeches. This
board can find money to fund
everything. This is Gadsen
County, not Dade County. You
have assistants to the assistants to
the assistants. Stop playing
politics, check the salary of the
county manager and the county
attorney. We have to work off-


duty jobs to make ends meet and,.
some of us can almost qualify for,
food stamps," said Deputy
Rodney Moore.
"Everyone is waiting for a piece ,
of the pie," Holt said,"and the pie '
is getting smaller." She warned,.
that the BoCc might have to.
consider cutting more in-
September depending on what*
happens in the special session;
next month.
Commissioner Doug -Croley'
said he has concerns about they
budget that was developed underi
a process that limits direct access
to the BoCC by the different'-
.constitutional officers and thet
various county departments." Hei
said the budget was weak andt
does not focus on providing-
essential governmental services
to citizens at the lowest possible -
cost. The budget as proposed-
focuses' on administration, 2
propaganda campaigns and social:
services projects for selected'
commission districts with the
discretionary funding for these
initiatives beign taken from
transportation and public safety.
"While this tentative budget
focus may indeed represent the
priorities of several
commissioners and the present-
county administration, I'
respectfully do not agree that it is '
one which best fits the overall
service needs of the general
public in Gadsden County and
especially the service needs of
those citizens living in District
Two," Croley said.
While the meeting was lively .
with .discussion, the :
commisisoners have until the end :"
of September to approve the
budget. The first public hearing is
scheduled for Sept. 11 while the
second is scheduled for Sept. 25, 2
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Another football season and and yes. I still think I'm still up to the
another year of my weekly prediction challenge.
contests with invited foes. Last year I went 9-4 in my match-
For those probably few new read- ups, one of my better years ever.
ers in this column during football As usual I play a very tough
season I try to out pick quests on schedule. I don't even get breather
selected college games each week. contest early in the year as you will
This will be my 30th year during this see with my first opponent.


John Bembry was born in Atlanta,
he was raised in Havana. He attend-
ed high school at Robert Munroe and
%\as an all around football player on
the Bobcats squad playing quarter-
back, defensive back. receiver, and
kicker, He kicked field goals and
extra points pretty straight. John
graduated Munroe in '83.
He then attended FSU and holds a
B.A. in Ciinunology and a Masters in
English Education from the school.
He worked in the Gadsden County
School System for 10 years and
helped start the Havana Middle
School football program serving as
their first head coach in '93.
In '99 John went to work at FSU
and is currently the Assistant
Director of Student Financial
Sei vices.
He also got back into football
coaching and is an assistant coach for
the Godby JV team.
John is married to Michelle Smith,
a Tallahassee Lassje,.,and.~ley have.
two ery activ%.idds ip son.Tyler (age
13) and daughter.Lird yi.age 10).
Tyler plays middle s ho lflotball at
NFCS while Lindsey 'i'ijo,cdtinpeti-


tion cheerleading.
Competition is what John's in with
me this week and he sees the '07 sea-
son beginning this way....
CLEMSON over FSU-Tommy is
on the hot seat and he's at home.
FLORIDA over WESTERN KEN-
TUCKY-Tebow will have a big day.
, SOUTHERN over FAMU-FAMU
has some question marks.
LSU over MISSISSIPPI STATE-
The Tigers will roll, as Croom starts
season on a hot seat.
NOTRE DAME over GEORGIA
TECH-Irish in a tight one.
BOSTON COLLEGE over WAKE
FOREST-Eagles have a veteran quar-
terback.
TENNESSEE over CALIFOR-
NIA-Defense wins it for the Vols.
DUKE over CONNECTICUT-
Devils finally start season with a
football win.
N.C. STATE over CENTRAL
FLORIDA-New coach will have
Pa,k.read.y q go.
;,' MEMPHIS over OLE MISS-In an
upset. ,
It looks like John can still nail
therm prey' good but it will be.....


FSU over CLEMSON-Noles
defense will win this one for Mickey.
FLORIDA over WESTERN KEN-
TUCKY-Gators need to get Tebovl
out by half time.
SOUTHERN over FAMU-Rattlers
still not quite were they will be under
Carter.
LSU over MISSISSIPPI STATE-
Bengals show national audience bow
good they are,
GEORGIA TECH over- NOTRE
DAME-Tech new qb will play better
than Irish new qb.
BOSTON COLLEGE over WAKE
FOREST-Deacons surpnses are over.
TENNESSEE over CALIFOR-
NIA-The SEC is way more physical
than the PAC-10.
DUKE over CONNECTICUT-A
football win would be nice for the
Dukies.
N.C. STATE over CENTRAL
FLORIDA-Knights start slow.
OLE MISS over MEMPHIS-Rebs
out kick Tigers.
And I hope I outkick John with us
differing THREE times in this tough
season opener.


County teams look sharp in pre-season play Friday


by JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor

All three county football teams
looked sharp Friday night as they
took part in pre-season football
play.
East Gadsden defeated


Marianna 27-12 and West
Gadsden defeated Jefferson Co.
32-0 in Classic games on the road.
Munroe bested Aucilla 20-0 in a
jamboree event at Corry.
Jamaica Moore. threw three
touchdown passes to lead East
Gadsden in their win. Moore hit


Ricky Ray on two of his scoring
strikes and flipped another td
throw to Lanci Ray.
SBrian Johnson scored the
Jaguars fourth touchdown on a 2
yard run. Marianna's Bradley
Battles scored the Bulldogs touch-
downs on runs of 5 and 65 yards.


SLeroy Smith got West Gadsden
off on the right foot in their win by
scooping up a Jefferson Co. fum-
ble and returning it 30 yards for a
6-pointer. Before the night was
over Chris Williams, Travis
Hinson, and Damian Lowery had
short run td's and. Jose Calderon


had 2 field goals. Gary Brown and
Smith stood out on defense for the
Panthers.
At Corry Field Dontavius
Johnson scored twice and Cody
Watson once in the Bobcats win
over Aucilla in a half of football.
Johnson rushed for 97 yards and


his scoring runs covered 11 and
65 yards. Watson's td came on a
1-yard run.
The teams begin regular play
this week with East Gadsden at
Chiles, West Gadsden at
Niceville, and Munroe hosting
Branford at Corry Field.


Hligh school football p atte


Seminole rctmluia


EAST GADSDEN
1 Last week: Jamaica ,Moore threw 3
touchdown passes to help the Jaguars to a
27-12 win over Marianna in a Football
Classic game played in Marianna.
: This week: At Chiles 7 pm. Chiles is
ubder a new head coach in Art Witters who
returns to the high school level after several
seasons at the middle school level.
SLast year: Chiles won a contraversal 20-
1I game that featured over 50 penalty flags.
: What to look.for: Chiles will be big up
ftont and will hope to control the scrim-
nmage line. Gone from the Timberwolves is
All-Everything Marvin Ray who transferred
to NFCS. Daniel Bryant is an outstanding
play maker for the Wolves.


East Gadsden needs a good game out of
their defense to not allow Chiles to control
Sthe clock.

WEST GADSDEN
Last week: Four different players scored
touchdowns and tackle Gary Brown led a
solid defense as the Panthers defeated
Jefferson Co. 32-0 in Monticello.
This week: At Niceville 8:30 pm EDT.
Niceville is a 5A school with a rich football
tradition. Last week the Eagles defeated
Chipley in a Classic game.
Last year: Teams didn't meet.
What to look for: "We'll be facing a
team that dresses out around 65 players."
Panther coach Robert Jackson. "I thought


Scoreboctrb


HIGH SCHOOL
East Gadsden 27 Marianna 12
West Gadsden 32 Jefferson Co. 0
Munroe 20 Aucilla 0
This Week
East Gadsden at Chiles
West Gadsden at Niceville
Branford at Munrde
Next Week
Blountstown at West Gadsden
East Gadsden at Suwannee Co.


Munroe(Open)

COLLEGE
This Week
Western Kentucky at Florida
FAMU-Southem (Birmingham)
FSU at Clemson (Monday)
Next Week
UAB at FSU
Troy at Florida
Delaware State at FAMU


we played e\tinmlh' \'v.el '1 "i week .but
Niceville is another matter. need to use
this experience to help us get better "

MUNROE
Last week: The Munroe line helped the
SBobcats roll up over 150 rushing in a 20-0
half win over Aucilla with Dontavius john-
son scoring two touchdowns.
This week: Branford at Corry Field at
7:30 pm.
Last year: Teams didn't meet.
What to look-for: The teams should be
evenly matched. Munroe's line could be the
difference. Mistakes and turnovers help set-
tle games like this. The team with the least
of them will probably win.


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.- Hunting and fishing-is-the
. only true spdcrts' w.'.have0on
earth today.
SAll the other sports are
played with balls or checkers
& chess moves and those are
"games".
The Seminole Team. Trail
Fish Out finished like this had
15.20. The Bainbridge Bass
Club was like this: Cedric
Suber had 15.02 lbs. and the
Big Fish was a big 7.62 lbs.
The last of this year's
Fishermen for the Hungry fin-
ished in this order:
Robert Tindell & Brad
Gatlin had most fish with 18.2
Ibs., Hambric and Hambric
took 2nd with 16.97 lbs., Big
Fish was 7.46 lbs. by Brian
Davis. There was a huge
Shoal Bass taken by Matt
Baty that weighed 4.84 lbs.
52 Bass was taken, only 3
died due to a great release
boat furnished .by Wingate's
Lunker Lodge and Kelly
Brown.
The Big Bend Bass Club


fis of Chattahoochee
SPark-:V aterdaN. Fishing
\wihththem was a Jr. Member
.of the club. one in each boat.
It's great to see grown men
spend time with young peo-
ple.
They remind me of what
Abe Lincoln sed, "Strive not
to be a man of importance, but
a man of value."
We have all week long
been covered with Bream,
with Catfish coming up 2nd.
The Bream and Crackers took
all the Crickets and Worms
we had but we got restocked
on every thing but Minnows.
It's so hot that Minnows will
die.
This is the time of year
when the ideal Minnow is a
"Potgut" rite out of the Lake,
the water must be kept at the
same temp as the Lake and
out in the sun. Maybe not in
direct sun but so as to not
change the color. They are a
natural bait and the Perch love
them.


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Dustin would have been 25 today. Happy Birthday Dusty. No matter what you
knew him by: Dus, Dusty, D Buck, Buck Volz, he always answered with that
amazing smile. That's what we see when we close our eyes. Until we draw our
last breaths and come to join you, you will be in our hearts, our thoughts, our
prayers, our dreams and in our spirits. You have left an incredible mark on
each and every life that you touched. We all love you and miss you more than
we can ever explain.
Happy Birthday.





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Rec Department seeking adult volunteers


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Quincy Recreation
Department needs a few good
men.. Specifically, they're
looking for volunteers to help
coach this year's crop of kids
who want to play organized
football through the depart-
ment's program little league
program.
"Right now, I need about
seven or eight adult volunteers
to have two more teams,"'said
Reginald Cunningham, direc-
tor.
One little league head
coach, Barry Corker, a coach
for the past three years, would-
n't trade his experience as a
volunteer/coach for anything
in the world. "It's fulfilling. If
you work with these kids,
they'll get a lock on (your
heart) you," he said, Monday
night after finishing the first
day of practice with the
Quincy Bengals at Ward's Lot.
Rishard Taylor knows how
important it is to volunteer
with kids. It was important to
him, he said, when men like
the late Carlton Wright, Andy
Gay and other adults took an
interest in his life as coaches


and volunteers.
"I'll be honest with you.
They probably had more influ-
ence on me than my parents,"
said Taylor, a 1997 James A.
Shanks High School graduate
who played free safety and
wide receiver in high school.
So Taylor decided this year
to join Corker and Koonce to
volunteer coaching two hours
for three afternoons a week.
The three men say they are all
on the same page when it
comes to the kids. First, and
foremost, is school work.
Secondly, they cannot get into
trouble at school or at home.
Monday, Corker warned
that he would be checking on
school work and grades. "If
you can't do you school work,
you can't come on this field.
We don't want to see you until
you get your school work
together. If you don't do what
the teacher says, you won't do
what we say," he said.
"This is about more than
football. It's about teaching
young men to be responsible
early in life. It's about teaching
them to focus and to be
respectful," Corker said.
Corker's son, Barry, Jr., is a
member of the team. He start-


ed volunteering three years
ago after staying to flag foot-
ball practice to watch his son
play. Neither Koonce nor
Taylor have children on the
team. But the two are happy to
give their time to provide pos-
itive role models for the chil-
dren.
"We have to do something
about what' going on in our
communities. The violence,
the disrespect, the peer pres-
sure, and other negatives can
be overcome if adults take
time to work with kids. A lot of
people just need to give their
time," Taylor said.
The men are the first to
admit that volunteering is a big
commitment. Taylor works in
Tallahassee and has to hustle
to get back in time for the 5:30
practices. Corker recently
recruited Antonio Shaw as the
team's linebacker coach.
Shaw, who works at a local
furniture store, didn't get off
work until nearly 7 p.m. a few
minutes before parctice was
over Monday.
"I'm going to do my best to
get' here, but with my job I
can't always leave when I want
-to," Shaw said.
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admit that volunteering takes a
lot of time and energy. He
reminds those who can help
out but have excuses that peo-
ple did the same for them and
it's time to give back.
Parents say they appreciate
the time and effort the volun-
teers make. Hattie Bradwell
watched her son, 8-year-old
Mark run sprints, and smiled.
With his long legs, he was out


ahead of the rest of the kids.
But what Bradwell and her
husband, a firefighter with the
city of Quincy, appreciate
most about the program is that
Mark gets to mingle and play
with other children his age and
gets life skills instructions in a
group setting with his peers. .
If you want to volunteer, -
call the Quincy Recreation.
Department at 875-2255.


What's going on at QPRD
OPRD YOUTH FOOTBALL
REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
Mighty Mite Flag Football
(Ages 5-7 prior to Sept 1)
Flag Football Registration Fee:
$20.00 City and $25.00 Non-City
Pee Wee Tackle Football
(Ages 8-10 pnor to Sept 1)
Midget Tackle Football
(Ages 11-12 prior to Sept 1)
Tackle Football Registration Fee:
$35.00 City and $40.00 Non-City
"VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED'
QPRD CHEERLEADING
REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
Pee Wee Cheerleading
(Ages 4-8 pnor to Sept 1)
MidgetCheerleading
(Ages 9-12 prior to Sept 1)
Cheerleading Registration Fee:
$20.00 City and $25.00 Non-City
PRACTICE:
Ferolito Recreation Center
Tuesday and Thursdays
5.30pm 7:00pm
SUMMER SUNDAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE
QPRD Summer Sunday Basketball League every Sunday starting
at 9:00am. Games will be played throughout the day at the Ferolito
Recreation Center.
OPRD ADULT LEAGUE
FLAG FOOTBALL
QPRD will have an Interest Meeting on Tuesday, September 4,
2007 at 7:00pm at the Ferolito Recreaton Center for all parties
interested in participating in the Adult Flag Football League. For
more Information call 875-2255.
SQPRD AEROBICS CLASSES
Campbell-Kelly Center
Monday & Wednesdays
6:30pm-7:30pm
$20 per 3 month session
OPRD YOGA CLASSES
Campbell-Kelly Center
Tuesday and Thursdays
6:00pm-7-30pm
$20 per 3 month session
OPRD TAEKWONDO CLASS
Ferolito Recreation Center
Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
6:00pm-7:30pm
L, $20.00 per 2 month session
REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
FOR OPRD DANCE CLASS
Pee-Wee Dance (Ages 4-8)
Midget Dance (Ages 9-12)
Adult Dance (Ages 12 & up)
$20.00 per 2 month session
COMING SOON!!!
THE LOOMIS BROS. CIRCUS
Sponsored by OPRD
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2007
Times: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Location:The Livestock Pavilion
Tickets: $10 In Advance or $12 At Door
(Kids under 12 free with adults)

For more information on other programs offered by
Quincy Parks and Recreanon Department call (850) 875-2255.


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Our schools...Our churches...Our clubs...Our lives...






From Greensboro to Iran


Gadsden native

in a far land

protecting the

freedom of

those he left

behind at home


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Richard Hicks went from
Oklahoma to Aberdeen to
Germany before winding up in
Iraq.
It's a long trip for someone
who started in 'Greensboro,
Hicks' hometown.
He loves his job in the U.S.
Army. He re-enlisted,
understanding he would be
deployed in Iraq for 15 months.
But with a family back home. in
Greensboro and a son and soon-
to-be-bride in Germany, there
are other places on his mind as
well.
His son, Nicholas, is now nine
months old. Hicks' -fianc6e is
studying in Germany to be a
nurse; the couple's plans are to
marry in September and return to
the States after Hicks'
deployment is over.
While he doesn't complain
about Army food, having the
luxury of eating at the restaurant
of his choice with no firearms,
dust storms or explosions nearby
does have a certain appeal to
him at the moment.
"I miss being able to go to a
restaurant and sit down and eat,"
he wrote. "I re-enlisted in the
Army because the benefits. are
Good and I love my job and what
I do. The food is good
considering where I am at. I
mean you can't expect gourmet
food I'm happy with what I am
getting as of right now because it
could be worse."
The son of Mary Mickel and
Richard Hicks Sr., Hicks went to
West Gadsden High School
through the 10th grade and
earned his general equivalency
diploma in the llth grade. He
then joined the Army National
Guard and went through basic
training at Fort Sill, Okla. He
then went to Aberdeen, Md., for
further training to be a generator
mechanic; afterwards, he spent
six more months in the ANG
before going active duty.
"As soon as I went active, I
went to Germany for two years,"
he wrote. "I was stationed with
an air defense artillery unit in
Ansbach, Germany."
He later decided to train to be a
truck'driver for the army and did
so at Fort Leonardwood, Mo. He
was then stationed at Hunter
Army Airfield in Savannah and
re-enlisted for more years.
From there, he went to Iraq,
where he serves as a truck driver
for the army.
"I really cannot go into, detail
about my day at work," he wrote
in an email. "What I can tell you
is that I am a truck driver and we
pull missions as they come to us.
When there is not a mission to


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either wait
until we get 1 4
off or we do
basic
maintenance
on our
trucks."
He says he under iood
the risks involved in serving in
Iraq when he re-enlisted, .but
believes in the reason he's there.
S"As far as being worried about
coming to Iraq, I was a little bit
nervous but it is not as bad as I
thought it was going to be," he
wrote. "Every now and then we


Richard Hicks' son, Nicholas.
will get a day off it just depends
on what has to be done. The
Iraqis do want our help and I am
glad we are doing what we are
doing. I mean, they don't have
freedom like we do so we are
trying' to build them a
government that they can
manage on their own. We have
not lost anyone in our unit which
I believe to be a good thing."
His mother is philosophical
about her, son's service and
proud of him for the work he's
done to achieve the training he.
needed to fight for a cause he
believes in.
That doesn't stop her from
worrying; as she noted during an
interview, "He's my young'un."
"I don't like it I'd rather he
be here," she, said. "I'm scared
something's going to happen to
him."
Richard, 22, is the youngest of
Mickel's three children and an
only son. Mickel had an
opportunity to go to Germany
last year to see her new grandson
and her son and his fiance -
"It was my first time out of the
country and my first time on a
flight," she said.
She enjoyed the trip and
getting to see her son, whom she
describes as "outgoing he
loves to talk. He's a sweet
person."
Hicks, meanwhile, is looking
forward ,to some leave time,
which he plans to spend with his
fiance and son.
"I miss my family, especially
my son and my future wife," he
wrote. "They mean a lot to me."


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soldiers Scott Johnson and Brady Caulder.


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Black, Henry Phillip

Henry (H.P) Phillip Black age
75 of Havana Died Sunday,
August 26, 2007 in Tallahassee.
Services are 11 Saturday,
September 1, 2007 at Mt. Zion
P.B. Church with Burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Visitation
will be noon to 5:30, Friday,
August 31,2007 at Betsey
Funeral Home Quincy, Fl.
Henry was Born January 8,
1932 in Havana, Fl to Gus and
Margaret Black. He was mar-
ried to Geraldine Jordan, his
occupation and Schooling was
Heating and Air Conditioning,
Henry was a member of Mt.
Zion P.B. Church. Rev. Moses
Harrison will be officiating the
services. Survivors include wife
Geraldine Jordan Black of
Havana, Fl,; daughter Starlye B;
Norwood of Havana, Fl.; son's
Gary L. Black of Fayetteville,
Ga., Marc C. Black, Cory P.
Black of Tallahasse, Fl,; broth-
ers Rutherford Black and
Marvin W. Black of Havana, Fl,
8 grandchildren and 4 great-
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Ju'Quarius De'Shun-
Williams

Ju'Quarius De'Shun Williams,
age two months, of Havana,
died August 15, 20.07 in
Tallahassee. Services were
Saturday, August 18, 2007 at
Barber Cemetery, Havana, Fl.
Betsey Funeral Home was in
charge of services. Ju'Quarius
was born on June 6, 2007 in
Tallahassee to Lakiba Williams
and Willie Youmas. Rev. E.O.
Gilliam officiated the graveside
services. Survivors: mother
Lakiba Williams, father Willie
Youmas, brother Vacarious
Maddox Jr. sister Vernecya
Maddox. Maternal grandparents
Hollis and Albert Williams
Parental grandparents Willie
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Jones, Agelene Clayton

a lg e I e n e
Agelene
Clayton Jones,
84 of
Chattahoochee,
Fl. died on
August 23,
2007, in
Tallahassee
Services are
September 1, 2007 at 11 A.M.
Burial will be at Rosedale
Community Cemetery.
Visitation is at Bradwell
Mortuary..
Agelene was Born November
05,1922 in Sneads, Fl to Butch
Brown and Jency.Clayton.
She was married to Henry
Jones; She was a Support
Service Aide, and attended
School in Sneads. There will be
a graveside service officiated by
Rev. Paul Daniels
Survivors are son Eddie Sims
of Sneads, daughters Christine
Stone (Wallace) of Orlando, Fl.
Alice Maddox of Atlanta, Ga.;
son's Norman Jones (Ann) of
Chattahochee, Fl., Christella
Coiles (Charlie) Cynthia Jones,
Jeffrey Jones, all of
Chattahochee, Fl. Juanita Jasper
(James) Okeechobee, Fl, Mark
Jones (Cathy) of Atlanta, Ga,
Eloise Clayton, Henry Jones Jr.
and Jimmy Jones, all of


Connecticut. Preceded in death
daughter Ethel Commissiong
and husband Henry Jones.


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Cotton, Fannie Kate

Fannie Kate
Cotton, age 88,
Died on August
24, 2007 in
River Chase
Nursing Home.
Services will
be Wednesday,
August 29,
2007 at 11 A.M. at Greater
Tanner Chapel with burial at
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Visitation
will be Tuesday August 28, at
Bradwell Mortuary. Survivors
are: daughters Nethel Lue
Jackson, Gracey L. White,
Diane Williams all of Tampa,
Fl. Lorraine Cotton and Sylvia
C Youmans of Quincy, Fl.; sons:
Bobby L. Cotton of Tampa, Fl.
Eddie C.Cotton, and Lewis M.
Cotton of Quincy, Fl.; 23 grand-
children, and 20 great-grand-
children.

Sradwell

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Presha, Sr., Earnest

Earnest
E a r n e s t
Presha, Sr., 84
of Greensboro,
FL, died
Saturd a y.,
August 25 at
Tallahassee
Memorial
Healthcare in
Tallahassee, FL. He was bon
July 10, 1923 in Quincy, FL
son of the late Lucy Porte:
Presha and Laura Presha
attended the public schools o:
Gadsden County, a resident o:
Greensboro for many years
where he was a member of Pine
Bloom Missionary Baptis
Church and former chairman o:
the Deacon Board. He was a buq
driver for Ga defit! Count)
Schools and retirechdt aisupervi
sbr for Fletcher Nursery.
Funeral Services will be
Saturday, September 1st, 1:
AM at Pine Bloom Missionar
Baptist Church, with burial ii
the Community Cemetery
Greensboro, the Rev. Willian
C. Brinson, Pastor, officiating
Visitation will be Friday, Augus
31st, 5 to 7 at Madry Chape
Madry Memorial Funera
Chapel is in charge of arrange
ments.
He is survived by sons: Earnes
SPresha, Jr. of Houston, TX .H
raised, Timothy Madry (Linda
.of Tailahassee and Nephev
Ozell George (Rachel) c
Clearwater; sisters:, Rub
Milton of Quincy; Octavi
Diggs Clearwater; a host a
grandchildren, nieces, nephews
cousins, other relatives an
friends.


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Funeral
Home


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Hamilton, Jane Griffin

Jane Griffin Hamilton, 88, of
Raleigh, NC and formerly
Quincy, FL, died on Tuesday,
August 21, 2007 in Raleigh,
NC. Services were August 24,
2007 at First Presbyterian
Church in Quincy, FL. Burial
was at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home was in charge of the
funeral arrangements. Ms.
Hamilton retired from the State
of Florida Department of Motor
Vehicles and was a member of
First Presbyterian Church in
Quincy, FL. Ms. Hamilton is
survived by three daughters,.
Carol (Tommy) Bauldree of
Raleigh, NC, Gail (Allen)
Dalton of Sneads, Fl, Mary
(Lewis) Filoso of St. Mary's,
GA; Seven grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her
husband, James Hamilton and
two grandsons, Joey Bauldree
and Dennis Yeomans. Memorial
contributions can be madd to
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL
32308.


Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


Kinch, Christopher
"Chris" Howard

Christopher "Chris" Howard
Kinch, age 45 died on August
18,2007 in Pompano Beach,
Florida. Services will be held
September 1 ,2007 at 11 a.m. at
Flat Creek Baptist Church, Flat
Creek Community with Rev.Ed
Cox officiating. Family will
receive friends at Flat Creek
Church after the service.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Florida Sheriff's
Association P.O. Box 12519,
Tallahassee, Florida 32317-
2519.
Survivors are, daughters:
Noelani Christine Kinch and
Tawny Allison Kinch of
Colorado; parents: Howard
and Janet Kinch and Marilyn
Galante of Flat Creek,; sisters
and brother-in-law Terrilyn and
Joe Maxwell of Greensboro,
Fl.; one step-sister Kimberly
Bucklin of North Carloina, two
stepbrothers Jim Morrison of
North Carolina, Scott Morrison
of Alaska.; one aunt and uncle,
Howard and Irene Kramer of
Vero Beach, Fla. He was of the
Baptist Faith.


21st Century GREAT


Centers registration


GREAT (Gadsden Recreation
Education Arts & Technology)
Centers after school program is
scheduled to begin on Tuesday,
September 4, 2007. The daily
schedule will include
opportunities for your child to
participate in various activities,,
including but not limited to the
Arts, education, recreation, and
technology along with providing
homework assistance. The
center will operate four days per
W eek, Monday-Thursday (3-
6:00pm) ,with designated;
Saturday that will include the
family. Afternoon snacks will be
provided by the center. Field
trips will be provided for
students throughout the school
year.' The ultimate goal of the
GREAT Centers is to make a
positive difference in the lives of
our students. GREAT Center
locations are at Carter Parramore


Academy (grades 4-12),
Chattahoochee Elementary
(grades 1-6), East Gadsden High
(grades 9-12), Havana Middle
(grades 3-8), Shanks Middle
(grades 3-8), and West Gadsden
High (grades 3-12). If you are
interested in your child
participating in the 21st Century
GREAT Centers after school
program, contact the Site
Coordinators ( CPA-Erica
Farmer, CES-Tylisha Chatman-
Thomas, JASM-Catina
iSinimons-Rush, 'IMS-Jhamilia
Hill, EGHS-Nakisha H'icks,
WGHS-Sherrhonda Sailor or
Marshall Williams, Great Centers
Project Director at (850) 875-
9880).
The GREAT Centers after
school program is open to all
eligible students in the school
district. Student transportation
will be provided.


Cancer Support Group (Chicken

Soup Group) to meet each month


The'American Cancer Society
Support and self-help group
Meets every first Wednesday
each month starting Sept. 05,
2007 at 6 p.m. at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church, 23209 Blue
Star Memorial Memorial
Highway, Quincy (Hwy 90 East
across from Gadsden


Community Hospital). The
Self-help group is for people
with cancer and for survivors of
cancer.
(Male cancer survivors are
also invited.)
For more information please
contact Catherine Moore
@(850)627-7818.


Shanks class of 1980 benefit program

James A. Shanks class of 1980 is sponsoring a benefit program for
Stephanie Cowart Sept. 9, 4:00p.m. at the St. Hebron Church. A
meeting will be held Sunday Sept. 2, at the home of Judy Russ-
Ware. For more information contact Judy Russ-Ware at 627-1022
or Stephanie Andrews-Smith at 627-0917.


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In Loving Memory ofAnthony "Hop" Hopkins
October 7 1964 August 27,2006
Sometimes it was hard
Sometimes it was rough,
But God helped me through it
S ... all when the going got tough.
SMy love for you will always be
j V even though you've gone away.
Oh, but in the sweet by and by,
We shall meet again someday.

I love and miss you dearly,
Kysha Washington-Hopkins


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Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church News

Wednesday at 7:00P.M. Bible
Study and Youth Teaching.
Youth Choir Rehearsal
Thursday 7:00 P.M. Saturday
youth planning session.
Church School Sunday morn-
ing 9:30 A.M. Morning-Worship
service Sunday Morning at
11:00 A.M. with the youth'in
charge. The Matrons will visit
River Chase Nursing Home fol-
lowing morning Service.
Deacons and Mothers board
meeting Monday 7:30 P.M.
Intercessory prayer each
Monday and Tuesday 12:00
noon. Deacon Jesse H. and
Mother Maggie S. King, Mother
Alice Hill and Sister Christine
Taylor Attended the centennial
Celebration-100 years of
Kingdom Building in
Birmingham, Al. The Theme
"Be Ye Steadfast, Unmovable,
SAlways Abounding In The Work
of The Lord, for the National
Primitive Baptist convention.
The clothes closet and food
pantry is available for needing
this service please call 627-8442
for assistance.
But let every man prove his
own work and then shall he have
rejoicing in himself alone, and
not in another. Galatians 6:4

Second Elizabeth agenda

Second Elizabeth would like to
announce it's upcoming agenda
for the week of August 27-Sept
1st.
Wednesday, August 29th @
6:30 Bible Study and Youth
Rehearsal
Thursday, August 30th @ 6
p.m. Deacon & Deaconess
Meeting followed by
Conference at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 1st @ 9
a.m. Women Ministry meeting
Sunday, 'September 2nd, Please
joiiius for Sunday morning wor-
ship.
Rev. Dr. General Bryant, Pastor

Soul saving crusade

If you are a gospel singer with a
zeal for God, we want you to
participate in a mass choir with
others who love to lift up the
name of Jesus through son. We
are seeking those who are mem-
bers of their home church choir.
If you participated last year, do
join us oni our mission to help
save a soul for Jesus. Please
attend practice September 4th at
7pm at Deliverance Temple in
the Hardaway Community
where Bishop Titus B. Deas, Jr.
is the pastor. This practice is
crucial for those people that
would like to participate. We
would also like to encourage all
praise teams that desire to par-
ticipate to be present at this
time. The crusade is scheduled
for September 10-14,2007 at
7pm nightly at Corry Field,
across from James A. Shanks
high school. For more informa-
tion contact Elder Ester Watson
at 627-2149.


The True Believers
Church, Inc

Where is The Love?
Where is the love today? When
one is needed of comfort.
Where is the love today? When
one is sick, and needs a healing.
Where is the love today? Which
grandparents gave.
Where is the love that comes
deep within? No matter what trial
we might be going through Jesus
always been true. So many of us
are fooled, but God grants us wis-
dom and understanding.
He's knocking on your door right
now. All we must do is ask, seek,
and find the path of righteousness.
Be kind, humble yourself, God
will let you know the answer in
Prayer. The desk of Belinda
Dubose
Order of Service
Sunday School@ 10: 30 a.m
Sunday Worship@ 11:30am
Bible Study & Prayer 7:00p.m
Friday Youth Night Service 7:00
p.m 2nd & 3rd
Location: 16830 Blue Star Hwy
90, Gretna (Douglas City Area)
behind Bp gas station.
Pastor Allean W. Robinson &
Deacon James F. Robinson
Our Women's Dept will be hav-
ing a make over from head to toes
@ The True Believers Church.
Products of Mary Kay on
Saturday Sept 15, 2007 @ 11:00
a.m For more information contact:
Andrea @350-0638

Chorus to sing

The West Florida Male Chorus of
Blountstown, Florida and sur-
rounding areas will be singing this
coming Saturday night at the Old
Southside Scholl on Lincoln
Drive, in Chattahoochee, Florida,
beginning at 7:30 P.M. If you want
directions or information please
call Pastor Lerther Yhap at 663-
2109. There is no charge for this
service. The Ministry prayer line
is available at the same phone
number also.

'Unity in the
Community'

Pastor Eliza Jane Smith and the
dog Town Chapter of 'Unity in the
Codfniiity' %will host a program
to recognize Mother Alzadia
Kenon. The "this is your life'"
event will be held at 4:00P.M. On
Sunday, September 2, 2007, at
Trinity Tabernacle
Interdenominational Church.
Everyone is invited to come, espe-
cially present and former residents
of the dog Town community.
Please come out as we attempt to
continue the trend of acknowledg-
ing the elders who helped shape
our lives during the "days of our
youth" For more information
please ,call (850) 627-4951.
Trinity tabernacle is located at 484
Dodger Ball Park Road, Quincy.

Women's conference
The Deaconess Department at St.
Thomas will be hosting their
Second Annual Women's
Conference.. This conference is to
be held at St. Thomas M.B.
Church on September 8th, 2007
starting at 9 am. A donation of
$10.00 is asked for Registration..
A continental breakfast and lunch
will be served.. For more informa-
tion and to reserve your ticket
please call Sis. Marilyn Harris @
850 627- 9878... The church is
located at 198 Edwards Road,
Fowlstown, Georgia. The Rev.
Edward L. Greer is Pastor.


ROBERT "TED" CARNES

SCelebrating the Life

Sof a Dear Friend
Sa- Please join us in commemorating
the life and friendship of
Sour friend Ted Carnes on
SEPTEMBER 22, 2007
Quincy Armory on Pat Thomas Blvd
6:30pm to 10:00pm
Serving Barbecue Casual Blue-Jean Attire
For ticket information, please contact one of the following:
Robert F. Munroe Day School 856-5500 Gulf States Sales 671-5774
Finley Cook 514-1006 Kathy Cook 627-4665
Craig Cook 528-7211 Andy Gay 524-6479
Dayton Jones 567-8502 Stephanie McMullen 893-8348
Mark Maxwell 570-5164 Joetta Stephens 566-1272
Finley McMullen 508-4157 Lee Trotman 528-7218
John Pat Thomas 875-1776 Debbie Revell 539-4496
James Trafton 545-2383 Scott Knox 528-6598
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Robert Ted Carnes Foundation and RFM Day School.
Please ask about the "Friends of Ted" plaque that will be presented at the banquet -
If you are not able to attend,, we ask that you join the "Friends of Ted" with a
$100' donation, and your Name will be added to a Plaque dedicated to "Ted".
Send Check to: Robert "ed" Cames Memorial Foundation RO. Box 1705 Quincy, Florida 32351


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relaxation beyond compare.
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you have to come to Him. In
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"Caste our cares on Him,"
and he will give us rest.
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1st Elizabeth M.B.
Church

1st Elizabeth M.B. Church on
1030 MLK BLVD under the lead-
ership of Pastor Larry.Issac Scott,
will be celebrating their Annual
Christian Education Day Service
on the 1st Sunday, September
2,2007 at 4:00P.M. Sister Joanne
Kimble and The Walker Brothers'
will be featured to bring you divine\
spiritual soul food. The public is
cordially invited to attend this
great event. For more information
call Mary McLeroy, Christian
Education Director at 627-8740 ...
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Antioch M. B. Church

1003W. Clark Street
. Quincy, Florida 32351
Rev. Lloyd Graham, Sr., Pastor
Mothers/Deaconess Day
September 9, 2007
3:00 PM
Fall Revival
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Wright of
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church
Tallahassee, Florida
September 24 27, 2007
7:00 PM Nightly

Exodus Church of
Deliverance

Come, Come, Come,
Whosoever will, Let Him Come:
Come out and praise the Lord
with us, every Sunday Morning at
8:30 a.m., at The Hampton Inn, on
the comer of Pat Thomas and
Interstate 10 in Quincy, Fl. We are
a Non-Denominational Church
that starts on time and finishes
when The Holy Spirit tells us to.
Don't worry about dressing, just
come as you are, but I assure you
that'you will leave a new creature.
We are a church that's walking out
of darkness, into His marvelous
light. For further information or if
you need a ride to church, please
call 508-4539.
May God Bless You, May Jesus
Keep You and May The Holy Spirt
Empower You
Pastor Greg V. Taylor

Greater Harvest
Christian Fellowship

Dr. Gerald Thomas, Sr., .Senior
Pastor
14602 W. Main Street
Gretna, Fla. 32332
(850) 856-0840
Thursday, August 30th @6pm,
Intercessory Prayer; at 7pm,
Christian Education
Saturday, September 1st @ 10am
Harvest Institute
Saturday, September 1st @9am


Harvest Market
Saturday, September 1st
@12noon, GH Sanctuary
Rehearsal
Sunday, September 2nd @
9:15,Moring Glory Worship
Service
Tuesday, September 4th @7pm
Tuesday Nights Together,
Wednesday, September 5th
@6pm, Men of the Harvest Male
Chorus Rehearsal
Thursday, September 6th@6pm,
Intercessory Prayer; at 7pm,
Christian Education

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries, Inc.

Sunday School Every Sunday at
9:45a.m.
SSunday Service Every Sunday at
11:00a.m.
Praise and Worship Every
Wednesday at 7:30p.m.
August 29-31 2007 Founder's
Day Celebration 7:30p.m. Nightly
29th-Faith Cornerstone/Pastor V.
Smith
30th-Ecclesia outreach/Pastor
Renita Allen
3 .1 st N e w life
Deliverance/Apostle J. Porter
September 2,2007-Founder's
Day Celebration
Immanuel Temple/Pastor Addie
Walker at H.E. P.M. 11:00A.M.
T.I.T.T.S. Victorious Women's
Conference 2007
September 12-15,2007 "He's
Still going To Do It"
Sept.12=Pastor Lorraine Gibson
of H.E. P.M.
Sept 13=Apostle Rosilyn
Copeland of H.E.P.M
Sept 14= Pastor Renita Allen-
Dixon of Ecclesia Outreach
Ministries
. Sept 15=10:00 A.M. Dr. Janet
Clary of Janet Clary Ministries
Sept 15=7:30P.M. Prophetess
Debra Wooden of God's Dare
Ministries of Marianna, Fl
Contact Patsy Henry for more
information at 877-4497 Mon-Fri.
10:30-3:30p.m.
W e b s i t e
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lower case letters)

Holy Light Missionary
Baptist Church

The Holy Light Missionary
Baptist Church Deacons and
Deaconess Ministry, where the
Reverend James E. Harvey is
Pastor, is sponsoring a "100 men
and women in Black and White"
program on Sunday, September
23, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. We antici-
pate this to be a Holy Ghost filled
service as we unite with family and
friends, as well as us.
The guest speaker will be
Reverend Dr. Bartholomew


Banks, President of the
Progressive Missionary and
Education- Baptist State
Convention of Florida, Inc. and
Pastor of St. John Progressive
Missionary Baptist. Church of
'Tampa, Florida. As we continue in
the steadfast service of prepara-
tion, we look forward to your
being a part in helping us liftup the
name of our dear Savior. If you
cant' participate at this time, your
prayers and financial support will
be greatly appreciated. Yet, we
thank you in advance for your will-
ingness to fellowship with us.
For further information, please
contact Deaconess Cora Ann
Smith at (850) 562-6799; (850)
509-2620 or Sister Shelia Harris-
Foster at (850) 875-4328; (850)
567-6115.

Mount Olive Free Will
Baptist Church

703 Fourth Street-Quincy,
Florida 32351
Church Mailing: Post office box,
178-Quincy, Florida 32353
Elder William B. Wiggins, II-
Senior Pastor
Sister Gwen Rittman,
Administrative Secretary
We may not know until we get to
haven just how must a song sung
or played' at the right moment has
encouraged a life to keep on going
when a few moments before they
were tempted to give up. This is
why the Shepherd's Care Ministry
of Mt., Olive Free Will Baptist
Church is extending this invitation
for your Choir/Group to come and
share the message of the
'Resurrection in songs on
September 1, 2007 at 6:00p.m. To
confirm your attendance please
contact Sister Diane Crooms at
(850) 627-6842 or 212-8322 we
looking forward to a great event
with souls saved for the Glory of
Christ.Yours in Christ,
The Shepherd's Care Ministry

Mt. Moriah First
Missionary Baptist

3 NIGHTS OF YOUTH
REVIVAL, 7:00 PM, beginning
on Wednesday, August 29 through
Friday, August 31, 2007 at Mt.
Moriah First Missionary Baptist
Church located at 302 South Tenth
Street Quincy where Elder
Melvin E. Crawford, Sr is the
Pastor. We invite persons of all
ages to come out and fellowship
with us. Our guest is Minister
Casey Clary Jr.
Saturday, September 1, 2007,
11:30 AM, a FREE CLOTHES
GIVEAWAY open to the commu-
nity. For more information on
these events please call the church
at 850-627-7244.


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Labor Day is a federal holiday thaT'celebrates we accomplishments of American workers,
both past and present. The holiday is observed on the first Monday of September of each
year. The efforts of these workers have helped to form the United States of America as we
know it today. This holiday is a day of rest, family gathering time, and traditionally fireworks,
to commemorate all of the laborers. All schools are closed on this day, as well as all'federal
offices Most state offices are also dosed, along with many private businesses. In June
1894, Congress officially made the holiday the first Monday of every September
Though the ongin of Labor Day is not completely clear, there are many theories regarding
S I &who first established the holiday. The Knights of Labor. a labor union that was formed in
1869 The group decided to hold a parade in New York City on September 5th, 1882 to
honor its members and all other laborers. The parade was such a success that another was
held in 1884, and since then has become an annual event Some believe that the orgin of
Labor Day began by a man named Peter McGuire McGuire was a member of the Brother-
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If you would like to share news about
your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.
Madison, Quincy.


Poitevint, Brown


set to marry


Richardson, Holloman

set to say their vows


Francis, Jones



tie the knot


Mr. William W. Francis, Jr. and
Elder Janice S. Jones are pleased
to announce their marriage on
Friday, September 7, 2007 @
6:30. The ceremony will be held
at Bostick Temple Christian
Center (3795 Pat Thomas
Parkway Quincy, Florida). The
groom is the son of the late Mr.
William W. Francis, Sr. and Mrs.


Willie Lou Francis of Quincy,
Florida. The bride is the
daughter of the late Mr. Sam
Sanders Jr. and Mrs. Lucy Mae
Bostick Sanders of Quincy,
Florida.
The reception will be held
immediately following the
ceremony at The Quincy
Conference Center.


S *. .
Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCully of
Tallahassee would like to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Amy Ann Poitevint to
Jerrod Michael Brown of Sneads.
Amy is also the daughter of the.
late .Stacy Poitevint of
Bainbridge.
She is the granddaughter of
Mary Poitevint and the late.Eddie
Poitevint of Faceville and MJ
Swicord and the late Gerry
Swicord of Bainbridge.
Amy graduated from
Bainbridge High and is employed
by Tuten ChiRpgctic Center in
Bainbridge.
Jerrod is the son of Mr. and


Mrs. Kenny Brown of Sneads and
the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Dub Brown of Chattahoochee
and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Barfoot of
Sneads.
Jerrod graduated from Sneads
High and is employed by the
Florida State Hospital in
Chattahoochee.
The wedding is set for
September 29th at 2:00 pm EST
at the First United Methodist
Church in Sneads, FL. No local
invitations are being sent but all
family and friends are invited to
attend.
A reception will follow in the
reception hall at the church.


Joe Richardson Jr. and
DeBoRah Richardson are proud
to announce the marriage of their
daughter Tacorria "CoCo"
Richardson to Martez "Tay"
Holloman. The wedding
ceremony will be held at New
Bethel AME on September 1,
2007 at 4:00p.m. Officiating will
be Bishop Reginald Washington


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Free plant propogation


workshop offered


Gardening Friends of the Big
Bend (GFBB) is sponsoring a free
plant propagation workshop at 6
P.M., September 11, 2007 at
NFREC-Quincy, 155 Research
Road, Quincy, FL. Portions of the
workshop will be conducted by
Blake Jones, Hackney Nursery;
Dr. Gary Knox, University of
Florida Extension .Horticulturist;
Bruce Power, Gadsden County
Master Gardener; and Sue
Watkins, Plant Enthusiast. Areas
to be discussed include: methods
of propagation, proper timing for
taking cuttings, how to take
cuttings, how to prepare cuttings
properly, use of rooting hormones,
and how to eare for cuttings while
they establish new roots. General


propagation strategies for a
selection of trees, shrubs,
perennials, succulents and
begonias will be discussed. This
workshop is free and open to the
public.
There will be a short GFBB
business meeting following the
workshop. The purpose of GFBB
is to promote gardening and
gardening research by supporting
and assisting the faculty and staff
of NFREC, an arm of the
University of Florida's Institute. for
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
You may contact Dr. Knox at
875-7100 or Jill Williams at 663-
2280 for more information.
Looking forward to seeing you on
Tuesday, September 11.


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Rachel turns 1


Little Rachel E. Chandler's 1st
birthday was Aug. 20, 2007.
Rachel is the infant daughter of
Derrick Chandler and Angela
Chandler of Gibson Community,
Havana, FL. Happy 1st Birthday
Rachel!!!


Shawnterris turns 1
Shawnterris Thomas turned one
on August 28. He is the lovely son
of the proud parents Deshonda
Dennard and Terry Thomas; his
paternal grandparents are Gearlvin
Thomas, Sandra Dennard and
Tony Roiser. Godmother is Debra
Bullard. Shawnterris will celebrate
his birthday with family and
friends at Chuck-E-Cheese at 6.


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The 31st Annual Woodard Barton
and Amy Davidson Howell Family
Reunion will be held on Saturday,
September 15, 2007 at the
Recovery Fire- Department-
Recovery Community Center, 18
miles south of Bainbridge, GA.
Descendents of Woodard and
Amy's children (John, Henry,
Thomas, Samuel, Elias, George,
Charles and Elijah) are invited to
attend the afternoon's fish fry,
beginning with a business meeting
at 4:00 pm and the fish fry at 6:00
pm.
Amy and Woodard Howell were
married in 1840 in Decatur County,
GA. The family spent time in


Baker, Decatur and Mitchell
Counties in Georgia and later
settled in Gadsden County in the
Mt. Pleasant, FL community.
If you would like additional
information, pleas contact Susan
Howell Mills (850), 907-0177 or
email
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FULL TIME POSITION
Gadsden Teen Court Coordinator


This is a full time position with the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office for
its Teen Court Program. The position
is responsible for running the day-to-
day operation of the program, housed
at the Sheriff's Office, 339 East
Jefferson Street. Must pass a back-
ground screening for the position and
a bachelor's degree from a four-year
college or university and two years
related experience, or an equivalent
combination of education and experi-
ence may substitute for degree.
Anyone interested in this position,
please contact Nancy Gee, Grant
Resource Administrator at 627-5011
or nancy_gee@tds.net.
08/30/07c


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE: A-1 AUTO SER-
VICE, INC. gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these
vehicles on 09/14/2007,
9:00 am at 17974 BLUE
STAR HWY QUINCY, FL
32351-7162, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statues. A-1
AUTO SERVICE, INC.
reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1B3ES56C93D105293
2003 DODGE

IN THE UNITED
STATES DISTRICT
COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT
OF FLORIDA TALLA-
HASSEE DIVISION
Case No. 4:07cr11-RH

UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA,
Plaintiff

Vs.

KRISTY FIELDS
Aka Kristi Fields, Kristi
Rentie, Patrice Black,
Alice Cole, Barbara
Deville, Marion Thomas,
Defendant

NOTICE OF FORFEI-
TURE FOR PUBLICA-
TION

Notice is hereby given
that on July 30, 2007, in
the case of United States
of America vs. KRISTY
FIELDS, Case Number
4:07crll-RH, the United
States District Court for
the Northern District of
Florida entered a
Preliminary Order of
Forfeiture condemning
and forfeiting the
Defendant's interest in
the following property to
the united States of
America:
$2,404.00 in U.S. curren-
cy
2002 Chevrolet
Avalanche, VIN
#3GNEK13T92G360109

Having entered the fore-
going Preliminary Order
of Forfeiture on July 30,
2007, the United States
of America hereby gives
notice of its intention to
dispose of the forfeited
property in such manner
as the United States
Attorney General may
direct. Any person hav-
ing or claiming a legal
right, title, or interest in
the aforementioned
property must file a peti-
tion within thirty (30)
days of the final publica-
tion of this notice or
receipt of actual notice,
whichever is earlier. The
petition shall be signed
by the petitioner under
penalty of perjury and
shall set forth the nature
and extent of the peti-
tioner's right, title, or
interest in the forfeited
property, the time and
circumstances of the
petitioner's acquisition of
the right, title, and inter-
est in the forfeited prop-
erty, and any additional
facts supporting the peti-
tioner's claim and the
relief sought. All such
petitioners must be filed
with the Office of the
Clerk, United States
District Court, 111 North
Adams Road,
Tallahassee, Florida,
32301, with a copy there-
of sent to Assistance
United States Attorney
Robert D. Stinson at 111
North Adams Street, 4th


Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32301-1841.
Respectfully submitted,
GREGORY R. MILLER
United States Attorney

Robert D. Stinson
Assistance United States
Attorney
Florida Bar # 319406
111 N. Adams Street, 4th
Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-942-8430

Gadsden Mini Storage
will be having a Sale on
the following units,
September 5, 2007, non
payment of Rent. L-GG,
Joyce Anderson; Q-638,
Denise Bell; L-420,
Frances Lashell. Brown;
A-015, Carolyn Bryant;
0-546,. Sandy Carrin; Pr
626, Matt Crawford; N-
483, Sharrie Galloway,
K-312, Henry Gordon; L-
W, Sylvester Hatten; K-
321, Brenda Hutchinson;
Q-640, Sandra Long; Q-
650, Will Parks; P-627,
Debra Reggins; A-012,
Carol Ross; N-525,
Virginia Ruiz; J-H, Rico
Sailor; H-251 and P-633,
Alto Smith; M-461,
Kamecia Thompson; O-
588, Wanda Veneszee;
A-038, Desmond
Weston; E-140, Wytonia
Weston.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICAIL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSEDN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 07
000503 CAA

THE CIT GROUP/CON-
SUMER FONANCE,
INC.
Plaintiff

Vs.

CATORI GIBBS,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CATORI GIBBS; and
all unknown parties
claiming by, through,
under or against the
herein named
Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or
alive, whether said
unknown parties claim
as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses,., or
other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 and/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended
to account for the person
or persons in posses-
sion; HIGHWAY 90
HOME CENTER OF
MIDWAY, INC.; PRIME
ACCEPTANCE CORP.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
August 13, 2007 in this
cause, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in GADS-
DEN County, Florida
described as:
A PORTION OF LAND
AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 314, PAGE 1897,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PAR-
TIC ULAR LY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCE AT AN
IRON PIPE KNOWN AS
MARKING THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF
THE EAST HALF OF
THE SOUTHEAST


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QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 3
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN SOUTH 01
DEGREE 22 MINUTES
48 SECONDS EAST,
3198.09 FEET TO A
POINT OF THE
FORBES PURCHASE
LINE; THENCE SOUTH-
WESTERLY AND
NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SIAD FORBES
PURCHASE LINE AS
FOLLOWS: SOUTH 69
DEGREES 57 MINUTES
17 SECONDS WEST,
174.46 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 65 DEGREES
40 MINUTES 24 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 108.60
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
75 DEGREES 00 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 196.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH
61 DEGREES 10 MIN-
LUTES 33 SECONDS
WEST, 462.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 75
DEGREES 47 MINUTES
50 SECONDS WEST,
375.78 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 77 DEGREES
31 MINUTES 20 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 294.64
FEET; THENCE NORTH
84 DEGREES 47 MIN-
UTES 1,5 ,SECONDS
WEST, 244.33' FEET;
THENCE 4EORTH 87
DEGREES 45 MINUTES
15 SECONDS WEST,
244.33, FEET; THENCE
NORTH 87 DEGREES
45 MINUTES 52 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 152.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH
70 DEGREES 08 MIN-
UTES 39 SECONDS
WEST, 543.23 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT; THENCE
NORTH 46 DEGREES
21 MINUTES 58 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 327:57
FEET; THENCE NORTH
38 DEGREES 00 MIN-
UTES 00 SECONDS
WEST, 82.12 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONU-
MENT (LS#3031)
MARKING THE MOST
WESTERLY CORNER
OF LANDS
DESCRIBED IN OFFI:
CAL RECORDS BOOK
529, PAGE 2021 OF
SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING RUN
NORTH 38 DEGREES
24 MINUTES 45 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 99.32
FEET TO AN IRON
ROD; THENCE RUN
NORTH 29 DEGREES
37 MINUTES 46 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 203.11
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (LS#3031)
MARKING THE MOST
SOUTHERLY CORNER
OF LANDS DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 532, PAGE 428
OF SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS; THENCE
LEAVING SAID
FORBES PURCHASE
LINE RUN NORTH 58
DEGREES 49 MINUTES
28 SECONDS. EAST
ALONG THE
SOUTHEREASTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LAND A DISTANCE OF
257.49 FEET TO A
POINT LYING ON THE
,SOUTHWESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF A 60
FOOT COUNTY MAIN-
TAINED ROADWAY;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
33 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 23 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID
ROADWAY BOUNDARY
A DISTANCE OF 299.98
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (LS#3031)
MARKING THE MOST
NORTHERLY CORNER
OF AFORESAID LANDS
DESCRIBED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK
529, PAGE 2021,
THENCE RUN SOUTH
56 DEGREES 27 MIN-
UTES 38 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE
NORTHWESTER LY
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LANDS A DISTANCE OF
261.42 FEET TO THE


POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 2003
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V I N
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AND TITLE
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ING VIN
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AND TITLE
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a/k/a, 130 Spring
Meadows Road, Quincy,
FL 32351-7651, at public
sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in
the courthouse square,
on the South side, facing
US HWY 90, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse located at 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida, at' 11:00
o'clock a.m., on
September 12, 2007.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
Sthe lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale. Dated at
Quincy, Florida this 13th
day of August, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/23,8/30-07

DISABILITY LAN-
GUAGE:
IF YOU HAVE A DIS-
ABILITY WHICH
REQUIRES ANY ACCO-
MODATION IN ORDER
FOR YOU TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT
NICHOLAS THOMAS,
CLERK AT (850) 875-
8601 OR WRITE TO
HIM AT P.O. BOX 1649,
QUINCY, FLORIDA
32353 WITHIN TWO
WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE. IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR
VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 06
001576 CAA

SUGAR PLUM PROP-
ERTIES ASSOCIATES,
LTD., A Florida Limited
Partnership, P.O. Box
15884 Tallahassee, FI
32317
Plaintiff

Vs.

MAXINE D. HERRING;
CITIFINANCIAL AUTO
CORPORATION, F/K/A
TRANSOUTH FINAN-
CIAL CORPORATION;
and W.S. BADCOCK
CORPORATION,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT, pursuant
to Plaintiff's Final
Judgment Of
Foreclosure and Re-
Establishment of Note
entered in the above-
captioned action, I will
sell the property situated
in Gadsden County,
Florida, described as fol-
lows, to wit:
Lot 14, Block "B", Quail
Ridge Phase II & III,
according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 69, of
the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida; at public sale, to
the highest and best bid-
der, for cash at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on


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the 20th day of
September, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS .
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/23,8/30-07
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE'OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO: 06-
001117 CAA

WELLS FARGO BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2002-FF4
PLAINTIFF

VS.

MARLON L. MOORE;
WANDA:C. MOORE;
ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER ,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U .A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMENTS; COMMU-
NITY ENTERPRISE
INVESTMENTS, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN PESSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the
Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated
August 9, 2007 entered
in Civil Case No. 06-
001117 CAA of the
Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County,
QUINCY, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at
THE SOUTH DOOR of
the GADSDEN County
Courthouse, 10 E,
Jefferson, QUINCY,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 13th day of
September, 2007 the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit.
LOT 14, OF PAVILION
HEIGHTS SUBDIVI-
SION, AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORD IN PLAT
BOOK 1,. OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
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 Dated this
10th day of August,
2007.


NICHOL
Clerk of

(SEAL)


LAS THOMAS
the Circuit Court


By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
8/23,8/30-07
IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a spe-


: Help Wanted


APPRENTICESHIP
OPENING
Fully paid apprenticeship
programs for H.S. Grads,
17-34. Get paid to learn a
trade; mechanics, elec-
tronics, sheet metal, weld-
ing, a/c and heating,
plumbing, and more. No
experience required. Paid
relocation. For interview
call 1-800-342-8123
Mon-Fri.


I LEG~ALI


cial accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at
the GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 904-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07 000349
CPA
Probate Division

IN RE: The Estate of
JAMES GUERRY
PETERMANN,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO
TORS


CREDI-


The administration of the
Estate of James Guerry
Petermann, Deceased,
File Number 07 000349
CPA, is pending in the
Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Gadsden
County. Courthouse,
Post, Qffice Box 1649,
Quincy,. Florida, 32353.
The nggqgsjand address-
es of the Personal
Representative and the
P e r s o n a I
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL CREDITORS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against
Decedent's Estate on
whom a copy of this
Notice is served must file
their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF -THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE -OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against
Decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED. The
Personal Representative
is Virginia P. McCullion,
and her address is:
2709 Whitney Drive
North, Tallahassee, FL
32309.
CLAIRE A. DUCHEMIN
CLAIRE A. DUCHEMIN,
P.A.
Florida Bar No. 0301159
2520-1 Barrington Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 425-2855 Phone
(850) 425-2442 Fax
Attorney for Virginia P.
McCullion,
Personal Representative

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA CIVIL
DIVISION CASE NO.:
07000418 CA A

WELLS FARGO BANK,
NAAS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ANGELA M. POOLE;
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANGELA
M. POOLE; JOHN DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY


GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure.
Sale Date dat6d the 7th
day of August, 2007 and
entered in Case No.
07000418 CA, of the'
Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, WELLS FARGO
BANK, NAAS TRUSTEE
is the Plaintiff and
ANGELA M. POOLE;
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANGELA
M. POOLE; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION- OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTHSIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 11th day of
September, 2007, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
Legal Description for
Pleasant Glen Minor
Subdivision Lot Three
A parcel of land lying in
the South one half of the
Northeast one quarter of
Section 16, Township 2
North, Range 3 West,
Gadsden County,
Florida, more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a St. Joe
Paper Company con-
crete monument ( 6 inch
by 6 inch) marking the
Northeast corner of said
South one half of the
Northeast one quarter
and run; Thence South
89 degrees 36 minutes
53 seconds West
1321.82 feet to a con-
crete monument
(RLS3031); Thence con-
tinue South 89 degrees
36 minutes 53 seconds
West 791.87 feet to a
concrete monument
(RLS303 1) on the
Easterly right-of-way
boundary of Selman
Road (80 foot right-of-
way); Thence South 01
degree 33 minutes 28
seconds-East along said
Easterly right-of-way
boundary a distance of
525.10 feet to a concrete
monument (PSM303 I)
for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence continue South
01 degree 33 minutes 28
seconds East along said
Easterly right-of-way
boundary a distance of
31.96 feet to a concrete
monument (RLS303 1)
to a point of curve'to the
right; Thence Southerly
along said Easterly right-
of-way boundary and
said curve with a radius
of 789.21 feet through a
central angle of 06
degrees 45 minutes 17
seconds for an arc dis-
tance of 93.04 feet (the
chord of said arc being
South 01 degree 49 min-
utes 11 seconds West
92.99 feet) to a concrete
monument (PSM303 1);
Thence South 82
degrees 31 minutes 59
seconds East 517.20
feet to a re-bar
(PSM3031); Thence
North 45 degrees 52
minutes 40 seconds East
204.15 feet to a re-bar
(PSM3031); Thence
North 85 degrees 39
minutes 06 seconds
West 659.18 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.


Notice to person with
Disabilities. If you have
disabilities which require
any accommodation in
order to participate in this
proceeding you are enti-
tled at no cost to you to
the provisions of certain
assistance, please con-
tact NICHOLAS
THOMAS Clerk at (850)
875-8601 or write to him
at P.O. Box 1649 Quincy,
FL 32353 within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt
at this notice. If you are
hearing or Voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771. Dated this 13th
day of August, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk Of The Circuit
Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/23,8/30-07

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISIDIC-
TION DIVISION CASE
NO: 07000488CAA

DUETSCHE BANK
NATIOANL TRUST
COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
GAN STANLEY LOAN
TRUST 2006-HE4
Plaintiff


POOLE;
SPOUSE
POOLE IF
AND ALL
PARTIES
BY,
UNDER,


COREY
UNKNOWN
OF COREY
ANY; ANY
UNKNOWN
CLAIMING
THROUGH,


AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMENTS; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC.; ANGELA
M. POOLE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANGELA
M. POOLE IF ANY;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SUERE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 13, 2007
entered in Civil Case No.
07000488CAA of the
Circuit Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County,
Quincy, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the
SOUTH DOOR of the
Courthouse at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse located at 10
E. Jefferson in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 12th day of
September, 2007 the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

PLEASANT GLEN
MINOR SUBDIVISION
LOT THREE
A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING IN THE SOUTH
ONE HALF OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 16, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 3
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS
AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT A ST. JOE


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and have time to spend itl
CDL-A, 2yrs. Exp. Req.
S h e I t o n
Trucking-Allison:800-877-
3201.

Sales Consultant
Career Opportu-
nity:We are looking for
dynamic peolpe 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,
FI 32351.



PAPER COMPANY
CONCRETE MONU-
MENT (6 INCH BY 6
INCH) MARKING THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SAID SOUTH ONE
HALF OF THE NORTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER
AND RUN; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES
36 MINUTES 53 SEC-
ONDS WEST 1321.82
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT
(RLS3031); THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 36 MINUTES
53 SECONDS WEST
791.87:FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(RLS303 1) ON THE
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY OF
SELAM ROAD (80
FOOT RIGHT-OF
-WAY); THENCE
SOUTH 01 DEGREE 33
MINUTES 28 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 525.10 FEET
TO A CONCRETE MON-
UMENT (PSM303) FOR
THE' POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 01 DEGREE 33
MINUTES 28 SECONDS
EAST :ALONG SAID
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 31.96 FEET
TO A CONCRETE MON-
UMENT (RLD303 1) TO
A POINT OFCURVE TO
THE RIGHT; THENCE
SOUTHERLY ALONG
SAID EASTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY AND SAID
CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 789.21 FEET
THROUGH A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 06
DEGREES 45 MINUTES
17 SECONDS FOR AN
ARC DISTANCE OF
93.04 FEET (THE
CHORD OF SAID ARC
BEING SOUTH 01
DEGREE 49 MINUTES
11 SECONDS WEST
92.99 FEET) TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(PSM303 1); THENCE
SOUTH 82 DEGREES
31 MINUTES 59 SEC-
ONDS EAST 517.20
FEET TO A RE-BAR
(PSM303 1); THENCE
NORTH 45 DEGREES
52 MINUTES 40 SEC-
.ONDS EAST 204.15
FEET TO A RE-BAR
(PSM303 1); THENCE
NORTH 85 DEGREES
39 MINUTES 06 SEC-
ONDS WEST 659.18
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
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. Dated this
13th day of August,
2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk
8/23,8/30-07



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Home. LR/DEN; Large
Fenced Property; Kitchen;.
Dinning Room. $750.00
Monthly, Call Ms. Henry
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766-4124.


IE AL


IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, persons with
disabilities "needing a
special accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTARTION, at
the GADSDEN, County
Courthouse at 904-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA PROBATE DIVI-
SION FILE NO.: 2007-
392-CPA.

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAROLD S. RICH-
MOND
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
The administration of the
state of Harold S.
Richmond deceased,
whose date of death
was August 8, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit


Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Fl 32351. The name and
address of the personal
representative is set
forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having 'claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
required to be served
must file their claim with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR .30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file


Real Estate


For Rent 3BR/2BA. Avail-
able October 1st. HUD Ac-
cepted. (850)627-2478 or
(850) 508-1653.


Townhouse 4/rent
3BR/1.5BA Section 8 ac-
cepted in Qiuncy, Please
call (813)382-4261 Avail-
able now.


IE AL


their, claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL .CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is
August 30, 2007.
P e r s o n a I
Representative e:
Marcella Richmond, 95
Hans Court, Havana, FL
32333.
8/30, 9/6-07

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 06-
000655-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CRYSTAL SHANELL
RILEY,
Deceased.


NOTICE OF ADMIN-
ISTARTION
The administration of the
estate of Crystal Shanell
Riley, deceased, File
Number 06-000655-
CPA, is pending' in the
Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is Post @ffibe Box
1649, Quincy, Florida
32353. The name and
address of the personal
representatives attorney
is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who
have objections that'
challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications
of the personal repre-
sentatives, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their
objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons


Estate .Sale Labor Day
Monday September 3.
Fumiture, Car, Misc. 714
W Franklin Street, Quincy.
627-7051 Begins at 8 a.m.


VA Approved Newly con-
structed home
$220,000.00, Downtown
Quincy two minutes from
hospital 3BR/2BA
508-6270 or 508-4342.


I LEAI


having claims or
demands against dece-
dents estate on whom a
copy. of this notice is
served within three
months after the date of
the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OR
THREE MONTHS'
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST. PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE' DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND OBLIG-
ATIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
Daryl D. Parks, Esquire
Parks and Crump, L.L.C.
Florida Bar No. 0054097
240 North Magnolia
Drive Tallahassee,
Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 224-
6400 Attorney for
Johnny Riley, Jr. and
Cynthia Riley Co-


P e r s o n a I
Representatives.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.:
07-000345-CAA

WADE WEAVER
Plaintiff,

VS.

DOROTHY ELLISON
Defendant,

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of foreclosure
entered in the. above-
styled case, in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
County, Florida
described as: Parcel ID
# 3-08-2N-5W-0000-
00330-0200 consisting
of approximately 1 acre
located in section 8
township 2N range 5W
as per recorded 'in offi-
cial records book 522
Page 707 or 4P 345; DB
88 P 537 Commence at
the SWC of Section 08-
2N-5W and run N 01
DEG 01' 06" W
222.86FT; S 88 DEG 22'
04" E 24.22 FT to road;
S 88 DEG 22' 04" E
265.60 FT; N 04 DEG 20'
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DEG 25' 37" E 362
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N 59 DEG 25' 37" E
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DEG 25' 37" W 208.71
FT; N 30 DEG 34' 23" W
208.71 FT-to the P.O.B.:
at public'" s~li, to tW'e
highest bidar, for caWh,
at the south front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
September 12, 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
8/23,8/30-07

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
CASE NO. 07-000716-


CA-A

BAYVIEW LOAN SER-
VICING, LLC,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

IRA N. WILSON; et al.,-
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of
Attorney's Fees and
Costs dated August 6,
2007, entered in Case
No. 07-000716-CA-A of
the Circuit Court of the
2nd Judicial Circuit in
and for Gadsden County,
Florida wherein
BAYVIEW LOAN SER-
VICING, LLC is the'
Plaintiff and IRA N. WIL-
SON and WILSON, if
married; JOHNS
DOE,N/K/A RONDEZ
LESLIE and JANE DOE,
A/K/A QUINSHAUN
BENNETT is/are
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at the
Gadsden County


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Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra currently seeking choristers


The Tallahassee Symphony
Orchestra Chorus announces
auditions on Thursday,
September 20, from 7:00 9:30
PM at First Baptist Church. All
voice parts are needed, resumes
not required.
The Chorus will perform on


Saturday, December 8, 2007 at the TSO Chorus previously.
the TSO Holiday Magic Prepared songs are not required,
Concert, "Angels in the Snow," and the audition will be in large
under the direction of Maestra and small groups.
Miriam Burns, Mike Norris; No singer may miss more than
Chorus Master. two rehearsals during the entire
All singers must audition, rehearsal period.
even those who have sung with Members will be provided


with mdsic scores. Singers who
are accepted into the TSO
Chorus for this fall will be
notified by email no later than
Monday, September 24.
Rehearsals will be held every
Thursday beginning October 4,
EXCLUDING November 15


and 22, at First Baptist Church
from 7:00 9:00 pm.
Final rehearsals with Maestra
Burns will be on. Thursday,
December 6 and Friday,
December 7 from 7:00 10:00
pm at Ruby Diamond
Auditorium. Dress rehearsal


will be held from 9:00 am -
noon on Saturday, December 8,
with the concert at 8:00 pm that
evening.
For more information please
contact Mike Norris at 850-222-
5470, extension 210, or
Norris.mr@gmail.com.


Tallahassee Community College again opens with record enrollment


Tallahassee Community
College opened its doors on
Monday to a record 12,843
students as the 2007 Fall
Semester got underway, around a
four percent increase over last
year.
The greatest enrollment
increases came from new high


school graduates and returning
TCC students.
Recruitment events and
increased communications can be
attributed to the increase in
recent high school graduate
enrollment.
The enrollment figure does not
include students who will


register on the first day, dual-
enrolled high school students and
students who will take advantage
of one of TCC's Express
Sessions that begin later in the
term. According to TCC officials,
enrollment could surpass the
14,000 mark before the end of
the term. This comes on the heels


of a record-breaking summer
term which saw enrollment swell
to more than 8,000.
Fall 2006 opening day
enrollinent was 12,664 and
enrollment continued to increase
throughout the term to 13,527
students.
"Our growth in not surprising,"


said TCC president Bill Law.
"Dedicated faculty committed to
providing the highest quality
education, combined with small
class sizes at an affordable price
makes TCC very attractive to
students."
President Law added that it is

not too late for prospective


students to apply and register for
TCC Fall classes. TCC has two
additional Express Sessions
starting later in the term.
Express Session C, a twelve-
week term, begins September 12
while Express Session B, an
eight-week term, begins October
18.


Tallahassee residents to part in town hall on energy


How Florida and the United
States will meet growing energy
needs in the future will be the topic
of conversation at .7 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 29 in
Tallahassee, at a town hall meeting
co-hosted by Florida State
University and ConocoPhillips.
The town hall meeting will be held
at the Ramada Conference Center,
located at 2900 North Monroe
Street.


Tallahassee residents will discuss
Florida's and the nation's energy
future as part of a Conversation on
Energy, a public outreach program
that invites attendees to ask
questions and share their ideas on
energy solutions that are secure,
reliable, available and
environmentally responsible.
ConocoPhillips' representatives
and leaders active in renewable
energy and energy efficiency,


business and industry, the
environment and conservation
initiatives will provide their views
on topics including renewable
fuels, alternative energy sources,
energy efficiency and conservation,
as well as traditional oil and gas
development and consumption.
Local and statewide business,
community and industry
associations will participate as
partners for the meeting.


J.B. Ruhl, Ph.D., LL.M.,
Matthews & Hawkins Professor of
Property at Florida State University
College of Law, will serve as
moderator for the town hall
meeting. Featured panelists for
Conversation on Energy
Tallahassee include:
Luc Messier, senior vice
president, project development,
ConocoPhillips
Sabrina Watkins, manager,


advanced technology,
ConocoPhillips
Barney T. Bishop, Im, president
and CEO, Associated Industries of
Florida
Charles Pattison, president,
1000 Friends of Florida
Lisa Polak Edgar, chairwoman,
Florida Public Service Commission
"Florida is entering an era of
complex policy challenges relating
to energy, climate, water supply,


environmental protection, and
economic sustainability. These
issues have always been in play,
but never with the intensity and
interconnected qualities that we
face in our immediate and:
foreseeable future. This town hall
meeting is an excellent opportunity
for the Tallahassee community to
learn more and share ideas," J.B.,
Ruhl, Ph.D., LL.M., Florida State
University.


The Gadsden County Times August 30, 2007 B 7


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Courthouse; south front
door in the City of
Quincy, Florida at 11:00
o'clock A.M., on
Tuesday, the 9th day of
October, 2007, the fol-
lowing described prop-
erty, as set forth in said
Summary Final
Judgment of
Foreclosure Including
Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lot 41 of EDWARDS
ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF CHATTA-
HOOCHEE, FLORIDA,
less and except 10 feet
off the South side, to the
Plat thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 1, at Page
46, of the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida. Dated
this 6th'day ol Augusl
2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS,
Clerk

(SEAL)

By: Betty Sue Sadberry
Deputy Clerk

If you have a disability
which requires special(
accommodations in
order for'you to partici-
pate in this proceeding,'
please contact Deputy
Clerk of the Court at.
(904) 875-8601 (ex.
224) or write to P.O. Box
1649, Quincy, Florida:
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Publication of Florida Native American Heritage Trail announced


Secretary of State Kurt S.
Browning announced today the
release of the Florida Native
American Heritage Trail guide-
book. The 36 page booklet is
the newest addition to the
Florida Heritage Trail series,
which includes the Florida
World War II Heritage Trail, the
Florida Cuban Heritage Trail,
and the Florida Black Heritage
Trail, the Florida Jewish
Heritage Trail, and the Florida
Women's Heritage Trail.
"We are pleased and proud to
present the Florida Native
Americain Heritage Trail, a


booklet that highlights the her-
itage and culture of Florida's
Native Americans," said
Secretary Browning. "The
information contained in this
booklet is a valuable education-
al resource that will enhance
our knowledge and understand-
ing of Florida's earliest people
and their legacy."
The Florida Native American
Heritage Trail booklet honors
Florida's Native American cul-
tures, both past and present, by
providing in-depth information
for residents and visitors. In text
and photos, the booklet


describes over 100 sites
throughout the state where
ancient Florida Native
Americans left evidence of their
cultures and where contempo-
rary Native Americans thrive
and exhibit their. cultures. The
booklet includes a synopsis of
the more than 10,000 years of
Native American presence and
significance in Florida.
Sidebars of special interest top-
ics and biographies of individu-
als important to Florida's
Native American heritage are
included.
The Trail of Florida's Indian


Heritage, Inc. (formerly Trail of
the Lost Tribes), a non-profit
organization promoting aware-
ness and preservation of
Florida's ancient cultures, pro-
duced the Florida Native
American Heritage Trail book-
let with 'a grant from the
Division of Historical
Resources. The Florida
Department of State will make
copies of the booklet available
to public libraries throughout
the state and regional offices of
the Florida Public Archaeology
Network. Additional funding
from the Frank E. Duckwall


Foundation will allow each of
Florida's approximately 3,500
public and private elementary
schools to receive a copy of the
publication. Copies of the publi-
cation may be purchased online
a t
www.floridashistoryshop.com.
Founded in 2000, the Trail of
Florida's Indian Heritage is a
membership network of three
heritage interpreters and 26
public sites pertaining to the
ancient Native American cul-
tures in Florida, including
museums with exhibits of
ancient artifacts and mounds in


city, county, state and .national
parks.
With funding from the
Florida Humanities Council, the
Frank E. Duckwall Foundation
and VISIT FLORIDA, the Trail
of Florida's Indian Heritage has
produced three tourism
brochures and three archaeolog-
ical speaker series to promote
awareness, responsible visita-
tion and protection of the
remaining cultural sites of the
original people of Florida. For
more information visit
www.trailoffloridasindianher-
itage.org.


John Chapin named vice president for Economic & Workforce Development at TCC


After, an extensive national
search, Tallahassee Community
College President Bill Law has
selected John Chapin as the
College's new Vice President
for Economic & .Workforce
Development. Chapin comes to
TCC from Guilford Technical
Community College (GTCC) in
Jamestown, N.C., where he has
served as Vice President of
Instruction since October 2004.
As Guilford's chief academic
.officer, .Chapin was responsible
for all credit programs includ-
ing college transfer and more
than 50 occupational-technical
programs located on three cam-


puses as well as an aviation cen-
ter.
Chapin's career in communi-
ty college education, one which
includes time as both an
instructor and administrator,
spans more than a quarter cen-
tury. The 60-year old native of
Pensacola, Fla., is no stranger to
the Sunshine State, having
spent time at St. Petersburg
College and Winter Haven's
Polk Community College.. He
'also enjoyed a stint at
Montgomery College (Conroe,
Texas) prior to his stay at
GTCC.
"My emphasis has always


been upon students and their
hopes and dreams of a better
life that brings them to our com-
munity colleges," said Chapin.
The first 18 years (1977-95)
of Chapin's career was. spent at
what was then known as St.
Petersburg Junior College.
Working on.. SPJC's Tarpon
Springs campus as an instruc-
tor/coordinator, Chapin was a
founding faculty member for
the center and concurrently
served as coordinator for the
departments of business tech-
nologies, physical education
and natural sciences.
Chapin left St. Petersburg in


1995 to become part qf the
founding team at Montgomery
College, one of five colleges in
the North Harris Montgomery
Community College District,
where he was the Associate
Dean for the Division of
Sciences, Health and Wellness.
In addition to being responsible
for the initial staffing, curricu-
lum development and budgeting
of the division, he enjoyed the
opportunity to be involved with
both statewide and national
activities with both the League
for Innovation in the
Community College and the
Chair Academy.


Accomplishments during his
seven years at Montgomery
included the initial accredita-
tion of its Nursing and Physical
Therapist Assistant programs
and the development of the
Montgomery College
Biotechnology Institute.
.In September 2002, Chapin
returned to his home state, this
time as Dean of the Division of
Math, Science and Allied
Health at Polk Community
College, a position he held
through October 2004. At Polk,
his efforts resulted in an
increased number of full-time
and part-time faculty, an


upgrade of the instructional.
technology infrastructure and a
redesign of .the admission
process for allied health pro-
grams.
Chapin, who graduated from
Pensacola High School, earned
a bachelor's degree in biology
at Stetson University and a mas-
ter's in biology at the
University of South Florida. He
has also performed postgradu-
ate work at the University of
South Florida, University of
Florida and the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln.
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More Fla. students take SAT and AP exams than ever before


According to a national release
of SAT results, 97,366 of Florida's
2007 high school graduates took
the SAT the largest number of
Florida students to ever take the
test. This number equates to an
increase of 3 percent (2,765 grad-
uates) over the previous year,
which surpasses the national
increase of 2 percent. In addition,
the number of Florida test takers
as a percentage of high school
graduates was up slightly from
63 percent to 63.6 percent -
whereas the national percentage


dipped slightly (down to 48.1 per-
cent from 48.2 percent in 2006).
The College Board also released
Advanced Placement (AP) results,
and for the second year in a row,
Florida had the greatest one-year
increase in the number of public
school AP exam-takers when
compared to all other states from
2006 to 2007.
"Florida's SAT and AP results
send a clear message that more
and more students are recognizing
the value of higher education and
the role it can play in creating a


lifetime of success," said
Education Commissioner Jeanine
Blomberg. "I am proud of the
level of interest our students have
shown in taking college entrance
exams and higher level course-
work. Only through a more edu-
cated and prepared workforce will
Florida be equipped to meet the
challenges of the 21st century."
Florida continues to see steady
increases in the percentage of
minority students taking the SAT.
Overall, minority student partici-
pation has increased to 46 percent,


up from 44 percent in 2006.
Nationwide, minority students
represented 39 percent of the test
taking population. In Florida,
African-American students com-
prise 14 percent of the test takers,
compared to 12 percent nation-
wide. Hispanic students in Florida
comprise 23 percent of the test-
takers, compared to 12 percent
nationwide.
Even with increased student
participation, Florida's average
combined reading and math SAT
score remained the same as last


year (993). Scores were up one
point on the reading portion and
down one point on the math and
writing portions. At the same
time, the total score of the nation
went down four points one point
on the reading portion and three,
points on the math and writing
portions. While Florida's overall
score was the same as last year, the
scores of minority students
climbed. In comparison to last
year, Florida African-American
students increased their scores by
six points and Hispanic students


by one point. Nationally, the
scores for African-American and
Hispanic students dropped one
and two points respectively.
Students in the Sunshine State
continue to excel in AP participa-
tion and performance. From 2006
to 2007, the number of Florida AP
exam takers increased by 14 per-
cent (from 90,677 to 103,547
exam takers) compared to approx-
imately 10 percent for the nation.
Increases in Florida AP exam tak-
ers were highest among minority
students.


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School New


Standing (left to right): Ernie Thomas, Ralph Thomas,
Michael Ray, Eddie McMillan, Ernie Henderson, Anthony
McFarland and Terry Lewis. Seated (left to right): Curtis Jones,
Brandon Battles, Nathaniel McSwain and Arlington Powell.

Head Start/Pre-K Male

Involvement Program

receives award


On June 8, 2007, the Early
Learning Coalition of the Big
Bend Region awarded Gadsden
County Schools Head Start/Pre-
K Male Involvement Program
the 2007 Community Volunteer
Organization of the year award.
The Male Involvement
Organization has provided Head
Start/Pre-K classrooms with a
series of books depicting posi-
tive .male role models. Every
year they provide pumpkins for'
the Head Start/Pre-K class-
rooms in October and gift bags
for each Head Start/Pre-K child
in December. They are always
willing to help maintain the
beauty and safety of our play-


grounds and can be seen volun-
teering for the class field trips or
mentoring in classrooms.
Additionally, they volunteer to
prepare transition bags for each
Head Start/Pre-K child at the
end of the school year. The
organization has been a part of
the Gadsden County Schools for
approximately 9 years. The
chairperson is Mr. Terry Lewis,
and the Head Start/Pre-K staff
contact persons are Curtis Jones,
Program Assistant for Male
Involvement and Mary
Williams, Parent Involvement
Coordinator. Carolyn Harden is
the Head Start/Pre-K Program
Director.


Principal Rosalyn Smith greets the Jaguar community.

Jaguars open house a big hit


East Gadsden High School
held its first Open House for'
the 2007-2008 school year on
Sunday, August 19th from 4:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents and
new and returning students had
the opportunity to meet and
greet the Jaguar faculty, staff
and Administrative "Dream
Team."
Students were able to pick
up their schedules and tour the
campus. Teachers spoke with
parents and students about the
exciting new programs and
high expectations for the year.
East .Gadsden is committed to


earning a school grade of "C or
better" this year. Mentors,
Faith-Based Volunteers,
Business Partners, Community
Leaders, and those who are
committed to helping the
Jaguar family achieve greatness
are encouraged to VOLUN-
TEER! Please contact our
Parent Liaison and Volunteer
Coordinator, Mrs. Debra
Lewis-Safford at (850) 539-
2882. We are looking forward
to an electrifying year at East
Gadsden High School as the
Jaguars Achieve Goals Using
All Resources!


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New school hours at Chattahoochee Elementary
School
'EARLY ARRIVAL 7:30 A.M.
BREAKFAST 7:30 8:15 A.M.
SCHOOL BEGINS 8:30 A.M.
SCHOOL ENDS 3:15 P.M.
For more information or concerns please contact the school at
-850-663-4373 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dr. Brenda
Monk, Principal.

Shanks class of 1977 30th year reunion itinerary
The James A. Shanks Class of 1977 will kick off its 30th Year Class
Reunion with a photo shoot at James A. Shanks Middle School on
Friday, 8/31 at 6:30 p.m. followed by our Reuniting at the Michael
Moore Lodge at 7:00p.m. The general public is welcome to join this
great occasion at 9:00 with a $5 admission fee. On Saturday, September
1, 8:30a.m., family and friends are welcome to join us for breakfast at
the Golden Corral Restaurant on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee. A
Fellowship Memorial Service will follow on Sunday Morning,
September 2, 11:00a.m., at the Bostick Temple Christian Center where
Minister and Classmate Charlie Frost will be the quest speaker. Our 30th
Year Reunion will close with a Family and Friends Bar-Be Que at
Cypress cove Park in Chattahoochee at 3p.m. on Sunday afternoon.


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