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Big Bend Habitat for
Humanity begins work
on first home
hot topic in
City officials want action
New program aims to cut costs of
healthy food for residents...Page 7
Read how the local teams fared
on opening night... Page 8
FAMU alumni set for
celebration ...Page 2
Sby ALICE DU PONT
:: Times Editor
The former coach for the
female basketball team at
East Gadsden High School
was convicted last week of
one count of child
molestation on a member
of the team.
Timothy Brown, 36, will .
be sentenced on October
tO. He could receive more
than two years in the rown
Department of Corrections.
See MOLESTATION on Page 2
missing Gretna man
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City looking for more budget cuts
Salary freeze for city officials suggested
by ALICE DU PONT
Quincy City Commissioners asked the
city manager to trim another $500,000 froni
the, proposed 2008 $40 million budget.
They suggested that Bill Bogan start by
freezing the salaries of all department heads
next year. When Bogan objected, saying
that his contract guarantees an annual raise
and that he would not like to get a raise if
the department heads were not getting one
"And I haven't even brought up Code
Enforcement,", he said referring to a clause
that will give him additional revenue if the
department improves to the satisfaction of
"I would argue that point. I still see
properties around here (that need
improvement)" Elias said. Commissioners
then said that they, hoped Bogan would
forego his raise as well.
"I suggest we cut our salaries. I'm willing
to take a hit if I'm asking them (employees)
to take a cut," said Commissioner Derrick
Elias. Commissioners make $15,166.64 per
year. The mayor makes $16,466.74
Bogan said he had already trimmed the
budget by $2.6 million. Here is:where he
See BUDGET on Page 2
County suggests ways to
beef up sheriffs budget
by ALICE DU PONT
Gadsden County's Budget
Director Davin Suggs explained
Tuesday night during the
regular meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners just
how the' Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office could operate
from pay and cost of living
raises to weapons the officers
The only problem with the
plan is that Sheriff Morris
Young hasn't agreed to any of
the suggestions nor did he
attend the meeting. Suggs said
that direction was given to him
from the BoCC to develop
recommendations for the
GCSO that more closely meets
See COUNTY on Page 6
Bringing color to Gadsden County
Local artist William McKeown's 'St Marks Landing' is One of many watercolor paintings that will be on display at The Tallahassee Watercolor
Society's "Brush Strokes 2007" show, which opens at the Gadsden Arts Center on Sept. 14. Thirty-seven artists, two of them local, will exhibit 51 pieces of art in the
show. The event kicks off with an opening reception and awards ceremony Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Arts Center.
For more on the 'exhibit, see Page B 1
Police arrest juvenile in home invasions
Hall (left) and
a juvenile who
admitted to at
least four home
by ALICE DU PONT
Quincy police arrested a 14-
year-old last Tuesday morning
minutes after he entered a home
on Circle Drive and took over
$2,000 in jewelry and guns.
Lt. Delwyn Hall said the young
man was apprehended after a
,call from the alarm company and
information from an eye witness
who described the clothing he
"We were in the process of
sealing off the neighborhood and
he came walking out of another
house. He was still wearing the
black hood and black shirt that
the witness described. A lot of
times, criminals like to come out
and watch us when we're
looking for them," Hall said.
He gained entry into the house
he robbed by removing a
window.air conditioning unit to
gain access into the home.
Spider webs were still on his
He told authorities that he had
been helping the people he
stayed with the previous night
clean the garage. The
homeowner told police that he
nor the youth had been cleaning
"The homeowner hadn't been
gone but a few minutes when the
guy went into the home," Hall
Hall said the youth spent
Monday night with a friend two
doors down from where the
At the station, the juvenile,
who lives in the Friendship
Community, admitted to at least
four home invasions in the St.
He also admitted to taking
jewelry and small items that
could easily fit into a backpack
or a messenger bag.
"We also think that he might
have been taking women's
purses, going through them and
taking valuables. He took high
dollar purses which, we think, he.
sold as well as some of the better
pieces of jewelry," Hall said.
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2 The Gadsden County Times September 6, 2007
Former Gadsden teacher holds book-signing
by ALICE DU PONT
Former Gadsden County teacher
Bill Hoatson wrote a book about
his years in the classroom.
"Professor Johnson Unhinged:
Lectures of Teaching, Parenting
and Student Violence" is a
comical, yet interesting look at
what goes on day-to-day in the
"The book", he wrote, "is
dedicated to anybody that has
ever worked in a school system,
from the administration all the
way down to the teacher, and
everybody in between."
Before he began signing his
books Hoatson gave a lecture on
the how scores affect the way
student see themselves. "There is
not one "F" school in a wealthy
community," Hoatson. Because
children from wealthy families
see themselves as successful and
there live that way. Poor children,
because of circumstances, don't
see themselves at successful.
But, he said, teachers can
change that attitude through their
expectations of students. "This
Bill Hoatson signs a book for Margaret Farmer while Cheryl Dippre and Rachel Furlow wait their
book contains millions of little
things that can help teachers," he
There are three'kinds of power:
physical, intellectual and
character/spiritual, according to
Hoatson. If teachers can persuade
students to use the intellectual
and character/spiritual power as
opposed. to physical, they will
become better students and
therefore enjoy more success in
"The power of teaching in
unbelievable. The book is about
empowering teachers, parents,
and students,!' he said.
"The book is interesting and
imaginative. It's always nice to
hear the stories of another
teacher," said Leon County
teacher Rachel Furlow.
To order Hoatson's book or for
information on speaking
engagement, contact him at" P.O.
Box 302 Greensboro, FL 32330
MOLESTATION from Page 1
The incident occurred in
August/September of 2006,
according to a report on file with
the Gadsden County Sheriff
said the cuts came from:
*$70,000 in operations from the
police department, mainly in the
leasing of cars. But
commissioners were not happy to
hear that the Victim's Advocate
Grant was not renewed because
of failure to submit the accurate
paperwork. Commissioners must
now decide whether the city can
absorb the $41,000 position,
which is what it will cost citizens
in salary and benefits.
*$101,000 from Building and
*$$65,000 from Human
*$270,000 from the Water
*$270,000 from the Gas
"My concern is that we don't
have the proper inventory in case
of a storm. If transformers go out
and we can't replace then we are
not providing essential services to
the citizens," said Commissioner
"There is a delicate balance in
what you need and
overspending," said Bogan. He
said that when he became
manager there was a lot of
inventory that had been
purchased unnecessarily and that
the city loss money.
Commissioner Elias suggested
The report stated that Brown
gave a student a ride home
following pre-season weight
the city hire at least two
additional meter readers since
recent problems, according to the
manager, have been the result of
meter readers who can't properly
read meters, leave the positions,
or are not properly trained.
Customer Service Director Ann
Sherman and Bogan said she
would not recommend hiring new
readers at this time. She said the
problem is the quality of work
she is getting from the' current
"We need more readers. If one
goes on vacation, things go
haywire," Elias said.
Currently, the city employees
four readers to read 10,500
meters and Sherman said she
doesn't believe the eit) needs six
readers. Commissioner Elias said
he didn't want to hear any
problems in the future associated
with meter readers.
The meeting stalled again when
Mayor Keith Dowdell found
problems with the numbers that
Bogan had in the budget. Bogan
said the numbers were off but
that he knew the correct amounts.
" How are we supposed too
now?" asked Dowdell.
Brogan said he would adjust the
proposed budget with the correct
numbers by the next budget
training and the act, which did
not include sexual contact,
happened in Brown's
Brown was arrested in January
based on an investigation by Lt.
Matt Rowan. He had coached at
the school for one season.
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Roundup set for
by ALICE DU POINT
All alumni and friends of
Florida A & M University are
invited to the 2007 Rattler
Roundup Sunday, September 9,
from 4 p.m. until (everyone
leaves) at the park next to the
Quincy City Hall. Wear your
orange and green for an
"Afternoon In the Park with the
Organizers say the idea is to
gather all Rattlers and supporters
for an afternoon of fun,
relaxation, getting to know each
other. Free refreshments will be
served, They also want to
discuss ways to support the
university financially as well as
invigorating that "old FAMU
Despite recent poor leadership
that generated negative publicity
at the University, Rattlei
supporters say they will always
love and respect the one-time
College of the Year. With the
recent appointment of Dr. James
Ammons, they university is now
headed in the right direction.
"That's why it is important that
people attend the roundup and
show the sprit and love we all
have for the university," said
local alumni president Benita
The City of Quincy Historic Preservation
Commission (QHPC) will meet on
Monday, September 10, 2007
at 5:15 p.m. in the
City Commission's Chambers at City Hall.
The agenda includes the following:
Certificate of Appropriateness for
(i) Exterior Painting Quincy First Presbyterian
Church located at 313 North Adams Street;
(ii) Installation of new Building. Sign at Center
for Health Equity located at
231 East Jefferson Street.
(iii) Window replacement and exterior painting at
113 North Madison Street.
Please contact the Building and Planning
Department at (850) 627-7681 ext. 208 with any
questions or comments.
NOTICE OF INTENT
Notice is hereby given to all concerned that the City
Commission of the City of Quincy, Florida intends, at a
meeting in City Hall in Quincy, Florida at 6:00 p.m. on the
12th day of September and 25th day of September 2007 to
consider the enactment of the following proposed ordi-
AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE AMOUNT
AND FIXING THE RATE OF TAXATION AND
STATING THE ANNUAL LEVY FOR THE CITY OF
QUINCY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING
OCTOBER 1, 2007 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30,
2008, AND SETTING THE PERCENTAGE BY
WHICH THE MILLAGE RATE TO BE LEVIED
EXCEEDS THE ROLLED BACK RATE.
AN ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATIONS
FOR THE EXPENDITURES AND OBLIGATIONS
OF THE CITY OF QUINCY FOR THE FISCAL
YEAR BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 1, 2007 AND
ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008; DESIGNATING
THE SOURCES AND REVENUES AND SAID
APPROPRIATIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
Such ordinance may be inspected by the public at the
Office of the City Clerk in the City Hall in such City.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinances.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he will need a record of proceedings,
and for such purpose, he may ned to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
This 30th day of August, A.D. 2007
Sylvia Hick, City Clerk
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As long as we think, we can be better than we are.
By Alice DuPont, Editor
The closing of an institution
Anyone who attended Florida A & M
University knows about Shingles Chicken
House. It was just a few blocks south of the
campus and as a student the walk, even in
the heat and cold, was well worth it. There
was something addictive about the crispy on
the outside and moist on the inside chicken.
Although it was fried, it was never greasy.
Shingles (as everyone called it) wasn't all
lit up and glitzy. It was housed in an old
wooden building facing a dirt road. Outside
was a big old oak tree and in summer the
place was hot and in winter, you had to keep,
your coat on. But oh, the chicken, that
glorious chicken, you could almost taste it
when you walked in the door. It was
seasoned and cooked just right.
For a'college student, the price was good
too. Three friends or roommates could get
enough to eat out of one three piece chicken
box. Shingles was one of the first places I
heard about when I arrived on campus. Back
then, FAMU students were not welcomed
everywhere and so the eating establishments
we frequented were mostly owned an
operated by African-Americans.
But as the years went on, things changed
and students found themselves with more
outlets to fill their stomachs at a low prices.
There are three things I stopped eating after
college, but Shingles chicken wasn't one of
I promised myself after college that
Hamburger Helper, no matter the variety,
would never cross my lips again. We ate so
much of that stuff because it was both cheap
and good. I have also yet the eat another
Krispy Kreme donut. I remember one night
my roommate, Pam Felder, and I woke up
hungry. It was cold outside and we decided
that the only thing that would satisfy our
hunger was a Krispy Kreme donut, and one
just out of the oven was a must. The only
problem was we didn't have a car and the
donut shop was on Tennessee Street more
than three miles away.
We bundled up and started walking. We
were picked up by a kindly older man who
took us, waited and brought us back to
campus. All the way baqk he lectured us on
the dangers of hitchhiking day or night. We
heard what he said, but we had
accomplished our mission, donuts. We ate
so many donuts that year it was unreal.
Finally, the other thing that I ate too many
to remember was McDonald's hamburgers.
They cost only about 39 cents. To me, they
were just plain good. And, at the time, I
could afford to eat them because I only
weighed about 100 pounds.
But somewhere in those four years I
consumed more hamburger helper, donuts,
and hamburgers than I care.to remember. It
wasn't until I graduated that I knew they
would not go down, and stay dowii,
Not so with Shingles chicken. My frequent
trips home before I moved back
permanently almost always included a trip to
Shingles. The long waits didn't matter. For
the first ten years after.I left town, I would
see people that I knew every time I walked
through that screen door, The last time I had
the chicken was about six months ago and it
was just as good as the first day I tasted it as
I was saddened to learn that the restaurant
closed its doors for good a few months ago. I
will miss the unique taste of Shingles
When we hunker down to talk, we're all on the same level. by Kesley
Colbert, just a good ole boy that likes to write.
My wife got sick. It scared the hell out of
I've read parts of Genesis, Ezekiel and
Malachi. You may not believe this, but
your sin will find you out! Cathy ain't
never even thought about messing up. IT
MUST BE ME!
I immediately confessed to lusting after
Ruth Ann Wiley in the ninth grade. I
owned up to hanging around with.Bobby
Joe Cunningham after Mom told me not to.
I took the two dollars off the mantel that
belonged to Leon. I wouldn't have made
the D+ in International Studies if I hadn't
"borrowed" a couple of ideas from Escobar
Rodriguez. I was telling everyone it was
probably the meatloaf......but I was trying
to cover all the bases.
I've known Cathy since she was eleven
yeais old. I've never heard her cough. She
can't get sick. It's not in her nature. She's
the one who takes care of little boys with
the mumps, chicken pox, ear aches,
diarrhea and broken collar bones. And;
trust me, she is'pretty good with my high
cholesterol and giant kidney stones.
As a matter of fact the first ten people
who showed up to see why the ambulance
was out front were shocked it wasn't me
inside. "Kes, where does it hurt?" "Kes, are
you all right?" "Kes, take slow deep
breaths and put your head between your
legs." "Kes, I didn't know you were, sick."
"I knew that running was going to do you
in!" "Sit down, Kes, we'll help'em with the
stretcher." "You've been looking awful bad
A man could get a complex living in my
Cathy looked a little pale in the
emergency room. For once I couldn't think
of anything funny or witty to say. I was
worried. I didn't like those tubes stuck in
her arms. Or those snap-on buttons glued to
her chest. I didn't like the sucking sound
that blood pressure thing made. I didn't
like strangers, even as nice as,these,
quizzing her about any abnormities in her
family heath history. And when "they"
determined it would be best if "they"
admitted her into the hospital and "run
more test" I didn't know what to say.
Cathy always makes those kinds of
decisions for us.
I had to drive back to the house and
gather up her hair bush and some extra
clothes. As I was throwing them into a
Piggy Wiggly sack I kept thinking, she's
got two sisters that are as "Abbie-Normal"
as they come! Maybe I should have told
that doctor about Foley and Jo Blair....
Jesse got there just as quick as he could. I
reckon he remembered being nursed
through the aforementioned mumps,
chicken pox, broken bones, etc. "I never
thought anything could happen to mother."
He was as, shocked as I was. Josh called
every hour, "Dad, you' listen to those
doctors. Don't you dd anything stupid!"
We "went through" two and a half days
of EKG's, CAT scans, MRI's, electro
cardio grams, sonograms on something
called a carotid artery; they took two
gallons of blood...
By the third day I was feeling a little run
down myself. I'd never spent so much time
in a hospital. If Cathy didn't take that little
pill they brought in in the dessert cup, I'd
try it. I didn't figure it could hurt.
It's hard to "get better" in a hospital.
I met a neurologist! He said it could have
been the meatloaf. Or the meathead she
was living with.....but she "passed" all the
The bottom line is she is o. k. A little
bump in the road but nothing serious!
We gave thanks. We counted our
blessings. And I realized this life ain't
about what's happening on Wall Street. It's
not about how many things you can
accumulate or whether we have a
republican or democrat sitting in the White
House. It's not about high taxes,
unaffordable insurance or the rising price
of gas and Honey Nut Cheerios. It is not
about "your team" winning or how many
toys we import from China.
The first EMT at the scene said "Mrs.
Colbert, we are going to take good care of
you" and they proceeded to do just that.
You wouldn't believe the genuine concern
etched on our neighbors faces as we loaded
into.the ambulance. We had friends waiting
for us at the hospital BEFORE we got
See KES on Page 9
by Leslie Roberts,
Highlights from the fourth
Parenting a 4-year-old has it sperks. For
example:When my son morphs into
Superman, somewhere between bath time
and bed time, he assigns me the role of
Wonder Woman with all the stern, mock
nobility a pre-kindergarten Justice Leaguer
Attired in a bright, blue and red
Superman set of pajamas, he flies through
the house, fighting evil and diving to the
bottom of the ocean to challenge any
monster lurking there.
"KaPOW," he says, and I can almost see
the capitalized word in a balloon over his
head,"Ka blooey. Wonder Woman, you get
that monster over there."
Normally, he has lapped the planet five
times before Wonder Woman bounces the
first bullet off her bracelets. But he takes
that all in stride and continues the task of
defending the free world while Wonder
Woman tries to keep pace. .
He'll be 5 in a few weeks I have no doubt
that the next year willhave its share of
hilarity and humility.
N othig will bring you back down to
earth quite as quickly as the flesh .of y our
flesh, Superhero tendencies or no.,
After his annual physical this: summer
in Tallahassee, I took him for ice cream
Wewere sitting at a table, enjoying
our respective frozen treats, when he
said, loudly, "You had to be abig shot
I paused with my spooi in midair,
puzzled. More often than not, my mouth
engag way before my brain does. I sat
mulling our recent conversations, trying to
remember what imbecilicthing had escaped
my mouth. "You had to be a big shot Did
ja," he repeated."You had to open up your
SThere was .omeihing \ ague[l familiar
about the words hle \\ as sayin, and I
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struggled harder to recall any recent episodes
"You had to have a white-hot, spotlight,
had to be a big shot, last night...
. In that moment, I realized he was singing -
nay, chanting the Billy Joel song we'd
listened to on the way to the ice cream parlor.
Auggh instantly identified as a person
whoroutinely listens to.- and sings along
with '70s songs.
Oh well. Idon't suppose that was a big
surprise to anybody sitting in the ice cream
parlor that day except me Where DID the
Other times he'll get most of a song but add
his own lyrics along the way. His version of
Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" as
covered by a cow in one of his favorite
animated movies is inspired, complete with
improvised lyrics, air guitar and drum breaks.
On occasion he switches from Superman to
Clark Kent, going to work with me, furiously
scribbling on a piece of paper and shooting
photos with an imaginary camera.
Not too long ago I took him with me to a
board meeting that shall remain nameless.
On our way out the door I asked whether he
wanted to take crayons and a coloring book
to occupy his time during the meeting, not
supposing for an instant aft in-depth
discussion of the budget would capture his
He pondered that offer for a moment,
turning it over in his mind, and finally
decided against that option.
"I might wake somebody up,",he said by
way of explanation.
He studied me with cautious curiosity as I
cracked up over his comment.
This fourth year has been fun, mostly, with
a few tough spots sprinkled in to keep things
SHere's to year.five- mangled lyrics,
monster %w reshnmg and all.
Hundreds of former Centel, Sprint and Embarq retires
were notified last month, that the Life Insurance their
company provided was being greatly reduced and their
health insurance was being cancelled out right. The reason
'given was, this would enable Embarq to compete easier in
the market place. If an attorney happens to read this letter,
please let us know what recourse we have if any. We were
promised these benefits in writing when we retired. Many
of us are now un-insured from other sources or either
unable to afford such coverage.
Sincerely, Bill Lett
Quincy, FL 32353-0790
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by Keith Lockitch
This September marks the 45th
anniversary of the publication of
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's
anti-pesticide manifesto credited
with inspiring the
But this anniversary is no cause
for celebration. The legacy of
Silent Spring includes more than
a million deaths a year from the
mosquito-borne disease malaria.
Though nearly eradicated
decades ago, malaria has
resurged with a vengeance
because DDT, the most effective
agent of mosquito control, has
been essentially discarded--
discarded based not on scientific
concerns about its safety, but on
Published in 1962 at the height
of the worldwide antimalaria
campaign, Silent Spring sparked
a crusade against DDT. The
widespread spraying of DDT had
caused. spectacular drop in
malaria incidence--Sri Lanka, for
example, reported 2.8 million
malaria victims in 1948, but by
1963 it had only 17. Yet Carson's
book made no mention of this. It
said nothing of DDT's crucial
role in eradicating malaria in
industrialized countries, or of the
tens of millions of lives saved by
Instead, Carson filled her book
among other claims, that DDT
causes cancer. Her
unsubstantiated assertion that
continued DDT use would
unleash a cancer epidemic
generated a panicked fear of the
pesticide that endures as public
opinion to'this day.
But the scientific case against
DDT was, and still is,
nonexistent. Almost 60 years
have passed since the malaria-
spraying campaigns began--with
hundreds of millions of people
exposed to large concentrations
of DDT--yet, according to
international health scholar Amir
Attaran, the scientific literature
"has not even one peer-reviewed,
linking exposure to DDT with
any adverse health outcome."
Indeed, in a 1956 study, human
volunteers ate DDT every day for
over two years with no ill effects
then or since.
Abundant scientific evidence
supporting the safety and
importance of DDT was
presented during seven months of
testimony before the newly
formed EPA in 1971. The
presiding judge ruled
unequivocally against a ban. But
the public furor against DDT--
fueled by Silent Spring and the
movement--was so great that a
ban was imposed anyway. The
EPA administrator, who hadn't
even bothered to attend the
hearings, oveiruled his own judge
and imposed the ban in defiance
of the facts and evidence. And
the 1972 ban in the United States
led to an effective worldwide
ban, as countries dependent on
U.S.-funded aid agencies
curtailed their DDT use to
comply with those agencies'
So if scientific facts are not
what has driven the furor against
DDT, what has? Estimates put
today's malaria incidence
worldwide at around 300 million
cases, with a million deaths every
year. If this enormous toll of
human suffering and death is
preventable, why do
to be the defenders of life--
continue to oppose the use of
The answer is that
environmental ideology values an
untouched environment above
human life. The root of the
opposition to DDT is not science
but the environmentalist moral
premise that it is wrong for man
to "tamper" with nature.
The large-scale eradication of
epitomizes the control of nature
See DDT on Page 7
There's life in the old
The Gadsden County Times September 6,2007 5
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Any time the City of Gretna
gets a grant for $200,000, it's
cause for celebration.
Tuesday night was no differ-
ent, as state Sen. Al Lawson
and state Rep. Curtis
Richardson presented City
Commission members with a
$200,000 Florida Recreational
Program check during the regu-
lar commission meeting.
"We realize the importance
of recreation throughout
Gadsden County," Richardson
"We have worked over the
years to make sure Gadsden
County got its fair share of
recreation funds. That's espe-
cially important with the cur-
rent obesity epidemic and
crime rates ... let's give kids
something positive to do so
those idle minds aren't looking
for something else."
The grant will be used for
Gretna's Central Park on Beech
It's administered through the
Florida Department of
"The City of Gretna is hon-
ored to recognize Rep.
Richardson and Sen. Lawson
for their ability to work effec-
tively within the legislative
system and for their willing-
ness to speak in committee
meetings and on the House and
Senate floors on matters of
importance to us," Gretna City
Manager Antonio Jefferson
Lawson said the develop-
ment and maintenance of parks
is crucial.for small, rural com-
mtinities like Gretna.
"Parks contribute to the
recreation and stability of com-
munities in very many ways,"
In return, Mayor Nadine
Smith presented the two legis-
lators with plaques thanking
them for their years of service
"First of all, let me say
thank you for all you've done
for Gretna," she said. "...We
appreciate you keeping Gretna
in the forefront."
Times News Editor
Gretna City Commissioners
voted Tuesday night to author-
ize the city manager to bring in
a financial consultant to help
close out this year's audit, but
not before a terse discussion of
their disappointment, with the
board's current financial con-
Quincy City Manager Bill
Bogan, who is also taking heat
from Quincy City
Commissioners, was hired to
help Gretna bring its audits up
to date and meet deadlines
established by city staff and
auditors hired by the city.
But according to City
Manager Antonio Jefferson,
much of what was promised
didn't materialize and dead-
lines were delayed three times
during the past year.
Bogan was not present at
Tuesday's regular City
"We are not going to make it
in meeting the timeline for get-
ting the 2006 audit, to the audi-
tors," he told commissioners.
"Originally we had planned to
have the audit to staff by Sept.
30, 2007. We've hired a con-
sultant to provide deliverables
on a certain timetable, but
things that should be getting
done are getting delayed, post-
poned, what have you. I think if
we had had a lot more interac-
tion from the consultant we'd
have met the timetable."
The delays, Jefferson said,
"leave the city in a perpetual
state of audit crisis."
agreed with Jefferson, includ-
ing Charles Smith.
"I think the board has been
extremely lenient toward our
financial advisor," he said. "I
Top, State Sen. Al Lawson, left, and state Rep. Curtis
Richardson display the plaques of appreciation the City of
Gretna gave them at Tuesday night's regular City Commission
meeting as Richardson's daughters, Aida, 2, and Carina, 7, look
on. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)
Middle, State Rep. Curtis Richardson presents the City of
Gretna with a $200,000 check to be used for the development of
Gretna Central Park. Accepting on behalf of the city is Mayor
Nadine Smith. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)
Bottom, from the left, Gretna City Commissioners Anthony
Baker and Helen Franks, state Rep. Curtis Richardson, Gretna
Mayor Nadine Smith, state Sen. Al Lawson and Gretna City
Commissioners Willie Fagg and John Smith smile for the cam-
era after a ceremony in which the legislators gave the city a
Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program check in
the amount of $200,000. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)
Police look for missing man
Authorities are asking for help in locating a missing man.
Nathan Williams, 26, was last seen in Gretna walking toward Quincy Aug. 28. He was wearing a
multi-colored shirt and blue jeans shorts.
Anyone with information about Williams is asked to call Gretna Police Chief Brian Bess at 856-9460
or Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Robbie Maxwell at 875-8825.
Quincy Police arrest report
would like to know from him
why this delay is continuing
like it is. We have been
extremely lenient, and the more
lenient we are, the further to the
side we get pushed."
Part of the problem,
Jefferson said, is that Bogan
failed to fulfill some of the
duties he said he would. do,
including meeting weekly with
the city's assistant to the city
manager to work on reconciling
the 2006 audit.
"If we are ever going to get
this done, we've gotta have the
resources here, the person
here," Jefferson said. "We've
got an issue. We need troops on
the ground to get this done.'
We've had at least three timeta-
bles for the audit and all of
them have been broken. For
me, it's just not working."
It's not working for Mayor
Nadine Smith either.
"I am highly upset with our
financial consultant. For some
reason, he is not responsive to
the commissioners," she said.
"He is a good man, and he's
done a good job in the past, but
we need someone who is going
to be responsible to the City of
In the end, commissioners
voted to declare the issue an
emergency situation and
authorized Jefferson to hire
another financial consultant to
Complete the process.
In other matters, commis-
Approved a proclamation
.declaring Sept. 9-15 Water
Reuse Week in Florida.
Approved awarding a bid
of $447,085 for replacement of
a Lanier Street sewer line to
Approved awarding a bid
of $100,710 to Ben Withers and
one for $19,000 to Vickers
Electric for work on the
Gretna/Quincy water pressure
Approved awarding a bid
of $14,144 to ADT for a Park
Street Park security system.
Approved waiving a
deferred payment loan for the
2000 Community Development
Block Grant program to Valarie
Grace, Inell Young and Betty
Reed, who met the require-
ments for a waiver.
Authorized the mayor to
.executive a revised closeout
letter for the 2000 Community
Development Block Grant.
SJay will e 1 aPd Ari WiLL be 2
Andre Kelly I, turned 1 on August 5 h. He s he son of Andre & Danielle Kelly. His maternal grandparents are Jeanette
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Art'Aunna Goodson turned 2 on August 25th. Ari'Aunna is the daughter of Tekela Goodson & D eayne Goodson.She is the
sister of TaNiyah Goodson. Ar'Aunna is the granddaughter of Charlie & Cynthia Brown of Quincy and Andra & Kimbedy
Kelly of Cairo. Her godparents are Cassandra Grice of Quincy, Vincent Grice of Quincy and Brian Smith of Quincy.They will ,
Celebrate their birthday's with a Backyardgins and Elmo party. The party will be held at their grandparents hom. All friends
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Griselda G. Neaves, simple
battery; Owen Calloway, resisit-
ing arrest w/o violence 2cts and
P. Neal, warrant 18cts/dealing in
stolen property; defrauding a
pawn broker and warrant/petit
theft; Eboni N. Mathis, simple
battery; Willie J. Jackson, war-
warning; Etinn Daniels, war-
rant/vocc/gran'd theft; Rookie J.
Curtis James, warrant/fta;
Darrin B. Nundra, possession of
a firearm by a convicted felon;
Shirley E. Dawson, identity
theft and warrant 2cts/pwc;
Cornelius Brown, DUI; Ray C.
Smith, aggravated assault; Kelly
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na less than 20; Alberta Hatten,
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Thwanda Robinson, felony
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ed strong armed robbery and
agg. battery on person 65 or
older: Brittany Crawford,
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dwls: Shaniqua Baker,
vop/counterfeit payment instru-
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controlled substance, vop/grand
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countsts: Willie Francis, poss
with intent to distribute crack
(15grams): Jimmy Strawter,
vop/agg assault w/deadly
weapon: Tanesha Miller, poss of
crack cocaine with intent to sell
and poss of drug paraphernalia:
Derrick N. Moore, sale of con-
trolled substance and poss of
crack cocaine with intent to sell.
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6 The Gadsden County Times September 6,2007
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity set to begin first home
by ALICE DU PONT
Saturday morning volun-
teers will be working at a fever-
ish pace as construction on the
first house in the county since
the merger of the Leon and
Gadsden County chapters of
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Habitat. The combined efforts
of the two entities have built
142 homes in the two county
area," said Lou A. Armesto,
executive director of the pro-
The home will be construct-
ed on a lot at 232 Clark Street
in Quincy that was donated by
the City of Quincy.
"The donation was a tangi-
ble demonstration of their
belief in the positive outcomes
that Habitat's partnership model
can produce with a communi-
ty," Armesto said.
On the first day of construc-
tion, the Quincy branch of
Premier Bank is providing vol-
unteers from their staff and
Attorneys at Law
215 East 5th Avenue
Family Law Criminal Law
Juvenile Delinquency &
Civil Law Personal Injury
Community Advisory Board as
well as underwriting the food
and beverages for he workers.
Elected officials and senior
staff members from the City of
Quincy and Gadsden County
government will join the volun-
teers for the ----------a.m.
which will include a morning
devotional to bless the project,
the property, the workers, and
the eventual homeowner,
City Commissioner Sherrie
Taylor said one of her commit-
ments to the citizens is to help
provide affordable housing.
"Everyone desreves a decent
place to live and if I can do that
through my role as a Quincy
city commissioners, I will. The
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Some preliminary work has begun on the Habitat for Humanity home on East Clark Street in
partnership with habitat For
Humantiy is a win-win situa-
tion," Taylor said, adding, "I
hope this is the beginning of a
long relationship between the
City of Quincy and Habitat For
For more information on
Habitat For Humanity or how
you can help, please call 850-
907-1229 to speak with
Executive Director Armesto.
COUNTY from Page 1
.Under the proposed plan, if
approved, the BoCC will pump in an
additional $1.089 million dollars
into the budget..
"Based on the direction of the
Board and ongoing negotiations
with the Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office, staff has revised its total
recommendation for funding of the
Sheriffs office for Fiscal Year
2008," Suggs said.
The plan is to offer starting salaries
that are greater than the Department
of Corrections for corrections
officers and the Quincy Police
Department for swornmofficers. The
DOC pays starting officers $30,800,
the suggested amount for the county
is $31,000. Quincy starts its officers
with 29,500 and the county plans to
start with $30,000.
"The funding also provides the
Sheriff with resources to implement
a structures step-based
compensation plan to maintain
equity, fairness, and competitiveness
with regards to compensation
practices within the Sheriffs Office,"
The staff is also' recommending,
based on the BoCC direction, that
GCSO provide a 2.5% cost of living
adjustment to all administrative and
command staff personnel. Officer's
weapons would also come out of the
recommended amount. Suggs said
this would lead to uniformity of
weapons and would alleviate
officers' purchasing their own
.The- BoCC would keep in their
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to renovate the female pod and to
improve the jail's camera security
If the BoCC .accepts the
recommendation and if Sheriff
Young accepts the
recommendations, the money would
come from the following sources:
*Utilize additional revenue from
the increase in Communication
Service Taxes and the reduction of
previous anticipated requirements
for ongoing Chattahoochee landfill
*The BoCC should adopt a
revision to the current local
ordinance governing the use of
proceeds generated by the Small
County Surtax. Suggs warned that if
the BoCC did not plan to vote for
the issue, the plan would not work.
*Staff has contemplated the one-
time use of fund balance proceeds
(cash reserves) from the
transportation fund to provide
resources for one-time anticipated.
capital-related expenditures in FY
2008. The BoCC approved the
revisions' to the proposed FY 2008
budget and directed staff to prepare
an ordinance to revise and advertise
the current local ordinance
governing the use of proceeds from
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Program to help with grocery costs
by ALICE DU PONT
A new program is going to help
residents with their grocery bills.
Through the Character Education
Initiative in the Gadsden County
School District, the program called
,.SHARE, will enable people to
access healthy food for one low
price. SHARE, which stands for
Self-Help and Resource
Exchange, allows people to pay a
standard fee and select foods
monthly from a from a pre-select-
"People will be able to order
food at a lower rate. They sign up
and pay $18 and get approximate-
ly $35 worth of food," said Annie
Berry, program coordinator. Each
participant must also volunteer
two hours per month. Berry said
the volunteerism can take place at
a church, school, helping a neigh-
bor, babysitting, or a myriad of
other volunteer locations.
The food packages consist of
frozen meats, fresh fruit, vegeta-
bles and staples. Berry said the
food is all top quality and is not
government surplus, salvage, or
donated.The savings, she said, are
passed on to participants because
food is purchased in bulk from
growers, brokers or packaging
plants. Because food is ordered
the month preceding the date of
distribution, they is hardly any
waste. Participants must pick up
their food monthly from the host
"The program is for everyone.
If you can eat you qualify," she
The first SHARE sign-up is
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 8, at Havana Elementary
School on U.S. 27 South. Another
sign-up will be held at James A.
Shanks Middle School at 1400
West King Street in Quincy also
on Saturday from 12 noon to 2
p.m. Information about the food
distribution times as well as
where and how to volunteer will
be available at sign-up.
Participants are asked to bring
a picture identification card with
them. The program only accepts
cash and food stamps. Berry said
as part of the new Gadsden
School District Character
Education Initiative, SHARE is a
way to tap into the community in
order to help students.
"It may be a round about way,
but I know that this program will
help families and in turn help our
community." Berry said, adding,
"it's the trickle down effect
because it meets a need and the
students at Shanks will gain expe-
rience because they will be the
ones in putting information into
the computers. It's a great wrap
around effect.for students and par-
DDT from Page 4
by man. This is DDT's sin. To
Carson and the environmentalists
she inspired, "the 'control of
nature' is a phrase conceived in
arrogance, born of the
.Neanderthal age of biology and
philosophy." Nature, they hold, is
intrinsically valuable and must be
kept free from human
On this environmentalist
premise, the proper attitude to
Nature is not to seek to improve it
Sfor human benefit, but to show
"humility" before its "vast forces".
and leave it alone. We should
seek, Carson wrote, not to
eliminate malarial mosquitoes
with pesticides, but to find
instead "a reasonable
accommodation between the
insect hordes and ourselves." If
the untouched, "natural" state is
one in which millions contract
deadly diseases, so be it.
Carson's current heirs agree.
Earth First! founder Dave
Foreman writes: "Ours is an
ecological perspective that views
Earth as a community and
recognizes such apparent enemies
as 'disease' (e.g., malaria) and
'pests' (e.g., mosquitoes) not as
manifestations of-evil to be
overcome but rather as vital and
necessary components of a
complex and vibrant biosphere."
In the few minutes it has taken
you to read this article, over a
thousand people have contracted
malaria and half a dozen have
died. This is the life-or-death
consequence of viewing pestilent
insects as a "necessary"
component of a "vibrant
biosphere" and seeking a
This anniversary of Silent
Spring should be commemorated,
not with laudatory festivities, but
with the rejection of the
environmental ideology the book
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chemist for the Florida Department of
Agriculture and the Florida Fire and
Arson Laboratory. Joi Walker joined
Ihe faculty at Tallahassee Community
S CoHege (TCC) in the tall of 1998 for
l I what she deems her "dream job,"
teaching general and organic chemistry.
"I love the interaction with students," Walker said. "Because
there's such a small group taking organic chemistry. 1 see
most students every day, so I get to build relationships with
them and I've kept in touch with them fur years"
Walker enloys the interaction with laculty and staff at
TCC, which she says has not been the case everywhere
else. "Things are often so competitive at larger schools,
whereas everyone at TCC works together. We're very social,"
Joi Walker is working on her Ph.D. in science education
from Florida State University and considers herself to be
part of a large national movement to change the way science
5 taught She believes the science community is looking
to move from lecture style instruction to more engaging
methods. adapting the learning process from a teacher-
centered atmosphere to a more student-centered one. I
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Hall of Fame
Join TCC as it honors the 6th class
of inductees into the Eagle Athletics
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By Joe Ferolito
Year number 30 started off just
right. I won in my weekly prediction
column beating John Bembry by out
guessing him with 6 of 10 picks com-
pared to his 5 of 10. John's Godby JV
team he's helping coach did win last
Thursday night and I guarantee he'd
rather have that win than a win over
With the season opened behind me
I turn to my next foe. I promise you.
she'll not only be my prettiest foe this
year, she'll also be the sweetest.
Mary Holley is the Finance Clerk
at Wewahitchka High. Has been foi
nine years, and has worked in the
Gulf County school system for 20
years. Truth is. she takes care of just
about all the business at Wewa.
Truth, also is, Mary is one of the eas-
iest people to work with in our
Quincy Official's Association busi-
Mary Land was her maiden name
and she was raised in Wewa. but was
born in Hawaii, were her dad was sta-
tioned in his service stint.
Her and husband Charles have two
daughters. Heather Gainous, who
has Mary and Charles two grandchil-
dren. and Nicki, who is the Secretary.
at Wewa Middle School.
Those grandchildren are grand-
daughter Taylor (age 12), and grand-
son Brady (age 4).
Not only does Mary take care of
the business at Wewa High. she also
helps coach the track and cross coun-
try teams with a large degree of suc-
Not only that this busy lady is a
runner herself, ha ing participated in
a number of marathons.
Let's hope she doesn't outrun me
with these picks.....
FLORIDA over TROY-Gators
were national champs last year.
FSU over UAB-Noles have the
FAMU over DELAWARE STATE-
We have students at FAMU.
MIAMI over OKLAHOMA-
Rooting for the Florida team.
ALABAMA over VANDERBILT-
Wayne Flowers, one of our coaches,
is a Bama fan.
GEORGIA over SOUTH CAR-
OLINA-Home team advantage.
LSU over VIRGINIA TECH-I've
-heard alot about LSU.
NEBRASKA over WAKE FOR-
EST-Nebraska had a good team last
MISSOURI over OLE MISS-I
have a nephew that goes to a college
TULANE over MISSISSIPPI
STATE-I just picked them.
Miss Mary, contrary to what you
say. I think this will happen.....
FLORIDA over TROY-Gators
don't need to be looking toward
FSU over UAB-A short week may
the the best thing for the Noles.
DELAWARE STATE over FAMU-
Rattlers still having trouble with the
OKLAHOMA over MIAMI-Canes
will blow up a fuss in Sooner country
ALABAMA over VANDERBILT -
I almost want to take Vandy in an
SOUTH CAROLINA over GEOR-
GIA- I'll will the Gamecocks in one.
LSU over VIRGINIA TECH-
Bengals have some offense, Hookies
NEBRASKA over WAKE FOR-
EST-Wake got banged up last week.
OLE MISS over MISSOURI-A
home win for the Rebs.
MISSISSIPPI STATE over
TULANE-One of the few chances for
a Bulldog win.
Miss Mary, we differ FIVE times.
I hope you don't run past me like I'm
EGHS season opener interrupted by lightning
by JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor
Rain and lightning interrupt-
.ed the regular season football
opening game between East
Gadsden and Chiles Friday
night at Chiles Stadium.
The Jaguars were leading
14-7 about mid-way the third
quarter when a lightning flash
caused officials to halt play.
The rains then came and didn't
seem to want to go away forc-
ing a decision to suspend the
game an hour after it was halt-
Chiles scored first in the
game taking the opening drive
and scoring on a 10-yard Jerrell
After two changes of posses-
sion the Jaguars got their first
touchdown on a 37-yard
Jamaica Moore to Kendre
Moore then led a drive just
before the half and scored on a-
1-yard run to put East Gadsden
up at intermission.
The second half started with
a Jaguar possession.
East Gadsden couldn't
move the ball and was forced
Chiles then drove down to
the Jaguar 13 before the game
School officials are trying to
agree on a resumption date if
Moore had 90 yards passing
and McCloud 71 in receiving in
Antwon Frost also had a big
60 yard kick-off return for East
"We made strides offensive-
ly, and I felt our kicking game
was good." Jaguar coach Scott
Anderson said. "I was disap-
pointed with our defense start-
ing the game and starting the
second half." Anderson contin-
"We need to be better pre-
East Gadsden plays at
Suwannee County in Live Oak
Niceville Eagles soar pastWestGadsden in opener
It was close until halftime but
the 5A Niceville Eagles blew
past West Gadsden's Panthers
with a big second half in win-
ning a 47-7 game football game
West Gadsden trailed 14-0 at
the half and played pretty well
defensively throughout the first'
"We finally succomed to
their numbers." Robert Jackson
coach of the 1-A Panthers said.
"But it was good experience for
us, and a challenging game."
Jackson went on. "I just hope we
learned some lessons from it and
use them in our next games."
West Gadsden's touchdown
came in the third quarter when
Pierre Edwards recovered an
Eagle fumble and ran 70 yards.
Jose Cauldron kicked the extra
point. Jabari Davis led the
defense with 3 sacks and a
It was the regular season
opener for the Jaguars who will
host Blountstown Friday night
at 8 pm.
*High school football apabte
Last week: The Jaguars led Chiles 14-7
when the game was suspended in the third
quarter due to inclement weather. Jamaica
Moore passed for one of the East Gadsden
touchdowns and ran for the other.
This week: At Suwannee Co.(Live Oak)
7:30pm. Suwannee County's game with
Hamilton County was cancelled due to
lightning last week.
Last year: The teams did not meet. This
is an old rivalry being renewed.
What to look for: The Suwannee
County stadium is in down town Live Oak
and the atmosphere is great for high school
football. Suwannee has talent at quarter-
back in David Campbell, and at running
back in Xavier Perry. The East Gadsden
defense needs, to stop the run. The offense
can be explosive with Moore passing to
receivers Lance Ray, Ricky Ray, and
A spectator bus is available for fans.
They should call the school at 539-2882.
Last week: The Bobcats lost out to
Branford 47-7 in a game interrupted by
This week: Munroe is off. They were to
play Panama City Christian but the Bay
Co. school dropped their football program.
Next week: Munroe is at Bell.
Last week:The 1-A Panthers lost to the
5-A Niceville Eagles 47-7 after holding the
Eagles to 14-0 at the half.
This week: West Gadsden hosts
Blountstown at 8 pm. Blountstown lost to
Marianna 14-6 last week.
Last year: Blountstown had a big'sec-
ond half to pull out a 27-3 win.
What to look for: The Panthers will be
playing a school closer their size this week.
They need to get the offense going as the
defense has played well. Blountstown's
Cony Cox is one of the area's top rated
quarterback's and fullback Ryan Baker can
be a load.
Clemson 24 FSU 18
Florida 49 Western
Southern 33 FAMU 27
UAB at FSU
Troy at Florida
Delaware State at FAMU
Tennessee at Florida
Howard at FAMU
FSU at Colorado
East Gadsden 14 Chiles 7
Branford 47 Munroe 7
Niceville 47 West Gadsden
East Gadsden at Suwannee
Blountstown at West
Munroe at Bell
West Gadsden at Crestview
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Branford blasts RFM Bobcats
Brandford put a damper on
Munroe's regular season foot-
ball opener by bouncing the
Bobcats 47-7 at Corry Field
A rain delay due to stormy
weather occurred during the con-
test but even that didn't slow the
visiting team down.
Munroe got their score late in
the second quarter when Clay
Kramm returned a punt 72 yards
to the Branford 2. Dontavius
Johnson carried the ball in from
that point to account for the
"We came out flat and played
flat the whole game," a disap-
pointed head coach Adam Reep
Munroe won't play this
week. They were scheduled to
'play Panama City Christian but
the Bay County team canceled
their season. The Bobcats will
play at Bell on Friday the 14th
Kendre caught 2 passes for 70 yards
including a 37-yard T.D. catch in the
Jaguars' game with Chiles.
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.JAAR I DAVIS
Jabari had 3 sacks and caused a fumble in
Friday's game at Niceville.
Count jp ih
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Rickards def EGHS
25-17, 25-16, 25-10
The East Gadsden volleyball
team opened their season with a
loss to district opponent
Rickards last Tuesday evening.
The Jaguars stand 0-1 on the
Munroe def. West
25-15, 25-17, 25-14
Munroe and West Gadsden
opened up the 2007 volleyball
season highlighted as the first
game played in the new West
Gadsden gym.. Munroe took
three straight from West
Gadsden. Jill Purvis led her
team on offense with eleven
kills. Ivie Thomas added five
kills. Kristin Allen set most of
those kills and more totaling 20
sets for the game. Crystal Wade
was tops on defense totaling
eleven digs and three blocks.
Spenser Morris helped her team
from the serving line serving up
eight aces. Allen added four.
Sneads def. Munroe
The Lady Cats jumped on a
strong Sneads team quickly, tak-
ing two straight games from the
Pirates. Game three saw the
momentum shift as Munroe's
new coach used the 2-0 opportu-
nity to give some non-starters
valuable playing time. The
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GADSDEN COUNTY EMERGENCY
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners,
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.
1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person
$12,300 $14,050 $15,800 $17,550
5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
$18,950 $20,350 $21,750 $23,150
Minimum Eligibility guidelines include:
1. You must meet the income guidelines for the program.
2. You must be the owner of your home. Heir property is not
3. Your home must be located within Gadsden County.
4. Mobile homes are not eligible for repairs.
5. Other guidelines may apply and are outlined in the applica-
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.
GADSDEN COUNTY PLUS ONE PROGRAM
George W. Munroe Elementary
will extend its traditional school day by
one hour each day, fice days a week for the duration of the 180-day
2007-2008 school year for all students.
Pilot Program begins Tuesday, September 4, 2007
starters returned late in game
three but could not rally the team
through that game or the next
two and the Lady Cats dropped
the match. Crystal Wade,
Spenser Morris, and Jill Purvis
provided the offensive power
combining for 19 kills. They
were no match for Sneads six
footer Kali Pringle who totaled
24 kills. Wade added 4 digs and
Purvis, Malorie McKinnon. and
Ivie Thomas totaled 36 digs on
defense. Wade added five aces,
McKinnon and Morris each had
Munroe dropped to 1-1 on the
season before heading to
Chipley on Saturday. The Lady
Cats went 2-2 in the twenty team
Tournament. The Lady Cats
defeated Liberty County in two
straight games then dropped a
contest to Panama City
Bozeman in three games. The
team then took on new district
opponent Laurel Hill and won in
three games. In their fourth and
final match, the Lady Cats lost in
two straight to Carroll High of
The team enters the week at
3-3 and takes on North Florida
Christian in Tallahassee on
Thursday at 6:00.
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Our schools...Our churches...Our clubs...Our lives...
Bringing color to Gacdsen
Arts Center to feature
talents of Tallahassee
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Artists are painting a map to
Gadsden County for the rest of the
world, Gadsden Arts Center
Executive Director Tricia Collins
said, and they're doing it one
exhibit at a time.
With the opening of the
Tallahassee Watercolor Society's
"Brush Strokes 2007" show Sept.
14 comes another opportunity to
paint a brighter picture of the local
community 4 and introduce it to
folks from other places.
"We are thrilled we're hosting the
Tallahassee Water Color Society, a
distinguished group of artists,"
Thirty-seven artists, two o0 them
local, will exhibit 51 pieces of art
in the'show. The event kicks off
with an opening reception and
awards ceremony Sept. 14 at 6
p.m. at the Arts Center.
The juried.show is a bit more
competitive this year, TAWS
President Eluster Richardson said,
and he expects some of the 200-
member group's finest works to be
"It gives members of our
organization a chance to showcase
their talent," he said. "We've
graduated up to competitive in
order to give everybody a chance
to compete. That's when you
....Richardso.n who niatsfigrative
art, said the group includes
members from across the
Southeast, including Alabama,
Florida and Georgia.
"We've got some extraordinary,
very talented artists," he said. "It's
really going to be a good show."
Local artists William McKeown,
of Quincy and Bruce Gaver of
Havana will have their work on
display in the show; McKeown's
"Contented" and "St. Mark's
Landing" were chosen for the
exhibit, as was Gaver's "Sun's
Both men are signature members
of the TAWS. Members of the
society can achieve signature status
through a point system that rewards
artists for having their art accepted
Artists whose work was accepted
into the "Brush Strokes" exhibit,
for example, earn a half-point
toward signature status.
Collins said when organizations
like TAWS and the Southern
WVatercolor Society, choose the
local Arts Center for exhibits, it
draws attention and money to
"It gives me a sense that the Arts
Center is a vital component in
Gadsden County's economy," she
said. "It is for the Arts Center
people come to Gadsden County.
We are a draw. We're a strong
draw. And I thinkthat because the
Gadsden Arts Center is a magnet,
people coming to Gadsden County
for art shows and events will .
discover other, wonderful aspects
of Gadsden County and Quincy in
The Southern Watercolor Society
will have its 31st annual show at
the Gads.den A r Center ehb,..92
Coming up later this year is the
19th annual Art in Gadsden Show,
which kicks off Nov. 8 at 6:15 with
a gallery talk, awards ceremony
and open reception and runs Nov.
William McKeown's St Marks Landing
Susan Ontko's Incandescent
Jean Weiner's Snowy Egret
donnalee pond-Koenig's Marshland Near St. Mark's
Anthony Bareham's Fishing.Trawler
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Bunion, Violet Mae
Bunion, 88 of
Services will be
Saturday, September 8, 2007 at
New Jerusalem M.B. Church in
Havana, F1 with Burial at Piney
Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be Friday September 7, 2007
from 3-8P.M. at Bradwell
Mortuary. Violet was Born May
2, 1919 in Meigs, Ga. to Jerry
Edwards & Terry Stampler, she
was married to the late Fred
Bunion SR Deceased (11-1965).
Violet is survived by three son's
Waites Bunion, Eddie Bunion
both of Havana, F1 and Alex
Bunion of Valdosta, Ga. five
daughters Geraldine Jones
(Clarence) Addie Guyton
(Bruce), Betty Bunion, Lillie
Bunion all of Havana, Fl and
Ruby Donaldson (Willie) of
Bainbridge, Ga. One sister Clara
Stamper of Dorerus, GA. 40
grandchildren, 49 great-grand-
children and 9 great-great
D TBrawe ff
Alene Hawthorne, age 81, of
Tallahassee, Fl died on Tuesday,
August .28,2007. Bevis Funeral
Home was in change of
Services, Alene was a native of
Grady County, and a life long
resident of Tallahassee.: She
was retired from J.M Fields
department store, and was a
member of the Red Hat Society.
She.. was a loving mother,
Cralidmother. and Great-grand-
mother;,She-is survived by four
Daughters: Sandra Buzbee,
Mary Hawth6rne Linton both of
Tallahassee, Fl. Rebecca
McDonald of London, England.
Debbie Hawthorne Bedore of
Green Bay, WI. Three sons:
Robert Hawthorne of Panama
City, F.,- Jerry Hawthorne and
Mike Hawthorne both of
Tallahassee, Fl. Two sisters:
Pauline Hinson and Johnnie
Mae Garland both of Havana,
Fl. She was preceded in death
by a sister Rosline Hunt and a
brother Marvin McGill.
Fur,,n-ilHu, j', s '.rn
Hinson, 71 of
Died August 28,
in Charge of Services. William
was born May 21, 1936 in
Gadsden County to Wash
Hinson SR& Leizer Murray
Hinson, William work as a
Laborer, he attended school in
Gadsden County. Elder John
Feagin officiated the service, he'
is survived by two Brothers
Wash Hinson Jr. (Geraldine) of
Jamaica, New York and John
Hinson of Bronx, New York two
Sisters Beatrice Johnson of
Orlando, Fl and Loreatha
Doute' of Tallahassee, Fl. A
host of Nieces, Nephews,
friends and other relatives, he
was preceded in death by
Mother Leizer Murray, Father
Wash Hinson SR. two Sisters
Elder Lee William, Will B.
Long and two Brothers Henry
"Eddie" Hinson, and Otha
JJ Qyincy, FL
Adams, Pinkie Mae
Adams, 74 of
in charge of
was born July 30, 1933 in Fort
Gaines, Ga to Angeline and Jim
Thomas. She was married to
Mack Adams (Deceased) on
August 14, 1965; Pinkie was a
volunteer at Childcare Center.
Her schooling was taking
Nursing Aide Classes via Senior
Citizens Program, Elder John
Battles Officiated the service.
She is Survived by one Sister
Elizabeth Wiley of
Chattahoochee, Fl Two
Brothers; Johnny Thomas
(Iradene) of Quincy, FI and
Milton Thomas (Hattie) of
Sawdust. Seven Daughters:
Helen Jones, Angeline Horne
(Marvin) Judy Thomas
(Tommy) all of Sawdust. Fannie
Ross (Calvin) of Midway, Fl
Carolyn Jackson and Ellen
Brown both of Chattahoochee,
FL. Four Sons: Jimmy Phillips
(Mary), Curtis Thomas (Gloria)
both of Gretna, Fl. Michael
Adams (Tonya) of
Chattahoochee, FL and
Jermaine Adams of Sawdust.
She was preceded in death by
Mack Adams (Husband) Jim &
Angeline Thomas (Parents) Two
Sisters Bertha' Standford and
Anne Lee Hamilton One
Daughter Maxine Adams,
M Bradwwe .
Young, Flora Hart
Mrs:- FlorA. Hart ,Joung of
Sneads passed away September
2, 2007 in Jackson Hospital,
Marianna, Florida. She was
born January 21, 1920 in
Jackson County and was a life-
time resident of the county.
Mrs. Young was a graduating
member of the class of 1937 of
Greenwood, Florida and a
retired psychiatric aide of
Florida State Hospital,
Chattahoochee, Florida. She
was preceded id death by her
husband Roy, parents Ashley D.
and Ida. Basford Hart, one
brother, and one sister.
Survivors include: Two daugh-
ters, Dorothy (Max) Fleming of
'Sneads and Jane (Merrill) Jones
of Sneads. Two Sons, Howard.
(Georgia) Young. of Quincy,
Thomas (Somjit) Young of
Thailand. Four grandchildren,
George Young of St. Augustine,
Fl., Jean (Darrell) Hallman of
. Macon, Ga., Jeremy (Sara)
Fleming of Madison, Al.,
Amanda Jones of Tampa. One
great-grandchild Spencer Ross
Fleming (born August 21,
2007) Funeral Services will be .
conducted Friday September 7,
2007 at 10:00 CDT at Lanier-
Andler Funeral Home Chapel in
Sneads, FL. with burial at New
Hope Freewill Baptist
Cemetery in Dellwood, Fl.
Flowers will be accepted or
donations can be made to
Covenant Hospic.e 4440
Lafayette St. Marianna, FL.
32446. Family will receive
friends one hour prior to service
time at Lanier-Andler Funeral
Home, Sneads, FL.
Borowski, Bonita M.
Bonita M. Borowski, 64 of
Sycamore Community. A recep-
tionist for the Coca-Cola
Company in Tallahassee, died
Tuesday, August 28, 2007. She
is survived by her husband,
Thaddeus "Ski" Borowski.,
Bevis Funeral Home of Quincy
(850-) 627-1111) handled
arrangements. A native of
Fairlawn, N.J. Bonita had lived
in the area for about 16 years.
She on-joyed traveling, crafts
and gardening. She was a Girl
Scout leader when her daughter
was child and served on the altar
guild at Saint Paul's Episcopal
Church, Other survivors include
her daughter, Karli Borowski of
Tallahassee; and a brother,
Charles Marshall (and wife
Dawn) of Saddlebrook, N.J.
Funeral Home& Ctntoy
Roy "Pig" Phillips, 56 of
Barberton, OH, died Friday,
August 31st at Regency
Hospital- of Akron, Barberton ,
OH. He was born December 4,
1950 in Quincy, FL, son,of the
late Minnie Eugenia Phillips
Cunningham and Robert
Hughes, a lifelong resident of
Quincy, before moving to
Barberton a year ago. He was a
construction laborer. Funeral
Services will be. ;Saturday,
September 8th, 1 PM, with
graveside at Sunnyvale
Cemetery in Quincy. Visitation
will be Friday, September 7th
from 5 to 7 at Madry Chapel.
Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel is in charge of arrange-
He is survived by: Sister and
caregiver: Betty J. Akins
(Jessie), Bainbridge, GA;
Brother and caregiver: Willie F.
Cunningham (Van Esther), Casa
Grande, AZ; Stepbrother: Tony
C. Bullock (Margaret), Live
Oak; Aunts: Mable S. Bethea,
Luvenia Moore, Chattahoochee; .
Mary L. Brown, Quincy, Norma
B. Jackson, Tallahassee; Uncle:
Robert F Phillips (Annie Lee),
Tallahassee; and a host of
cousins, other relatives and
Branch, Tommy Lee
Branch age. 49
of Quincy died
Fl. Services will
September 8, 2007 at St. James
A.M.E. Church in Quincy, Fl,
with Burial at Sunnyvale
Cemetery. Visitation will be
Friday from 3pm-8pm at
Bradwell Mortuary. Tommy was
Born October 23, 1957 to the
late Robert "Kilroy" Branch and
Virie Dell Mobley Branch, he is
Married to Julia A. McNeal-
Branch. Tommy is survived by
Wife Julia A. McNeal Branch of
Quincy, Fl, Two Daughters
Whitney Sade Branch and
Tamara Branch both of Quincy,.
one Sister Maurine Branch
Knight of Quincy and Two
Brothers Albert Branch (Mary)
of Gretna, Fl and Robert "Red"
Branch (Cherrye) of
Derico, William Jr.
William Derico, Jr., 91, of
Havana died on Saturday, in
Havana. Services are 2:00 P.M.,
Saturday, September 8, 2007 at
Old Jerusalem M.B. Church
with burial at Mt. Zion
Cemetery. Visitation will be
noon to 5:30 Friday at Betsey
Funeral Home of Quincy
He was born October 1, 1915 in
Montgomery, Alabama. He
worked for the Sanitary
Department and was a member
of the Old Jerusalem M.B.
Church. Pastor W. Charles E.
Grice will be officiating at the
funeral. Survivors include four
sons, Arthur Derico of Havana,
Fl.; Jessie Derico of Havana,
Fl.; Phillip of Havana, F.;
Johnny Derico of Havana, Fl.;
three daughters, Mamie Salters
of Havana, Fl.; Dorothy Bagley,
of Havana, Fl.; Lucile McBride
of Havana, FL.; five sisters,
Annie Orange of West Palm
Beach, Fl.; Ester Wright of
Havana, Fl.; Bessie Roberts of
Williston, Fl.; Mary Dixon of
Pompano Beach, Fl.; Anna
Derico of Pompano Beach, Fl.;
two brothers, Evander Derico of
Pompano Beach, Fl.; Levane
Derico of Pompano, Fl.; Thirty-
four grandchildren; Several
great-grandchildren; Two great-
Veresta Dixon, 95 of Quincy,
Fl. Died on Tuesday, August
28,2007 in Tallahassee, Fl.
Bradwell Mortuary was in
charge of Services, Versesta was
Survived by One Son Joe Miller
and one Daughter Alease
Hartfield both of Quincy, Fl.
Eight Grand children and ten
Fountain Head A.M.E.
Anyone that would like to join
us for services and needs a ride
to church please feel free to
contact Brother Terrence Wood
at 508-1318. Our services are
Prayer and Bible study every
Wednesday at 7 P.M. Church,
school and worship services
every 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday
at 11 A.M. There's a place for
you in the A.M.E. church. You
are welcome to fellowship with
The rebirth Community
Missionary Baptist Church cor-
dially invites you to attend our
Annual Family and Friends
Celebration. The public is cor-
dially invited to participate in
this Christian fellowship and
spiritual renewal through the
word of God. Join us throughout
the week at Holy Light
Missionary Baptist Church
Havana, Florida starting at 7
P.M. nightly on September 6th,
7th and 11 A.M. on September
The True Believers
Where is The Love?
Where is the love today?
When one is needed of com-
Where is the love today?
When one is sick, and needs a
Where is the love today?
Which grandparents gave.
Where is the love that comes
No matter what trial we might
, .e.,gg.ig rpuygh Jesus always,
So many of us are fooled, but
God grants us wisdom and
He's knocking on your door
right now. All we must do is
ask, seek, and find the path of
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@ ll:30a.m
Bible Study & Prayer 7:00p.m
Friday Youth Night Service
7:00 p.m 2nd & 3rd
Location: 16830 Blue Star
Gretna (Douglas City Area)
behind Bp gas station
Pastor Allean W. Robinson &
Deacon James F. Robinson
Our Women's Dept will be
having 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 informa-
tion contact: Andrea @350-
The Deaconess Department at
St. Thomas will be hosting
their Second Annual. Women's-
This conference is to be held
at St. Thomas M.B. Church on
September 8th, 2007 starting at
A donation of $10.00 is asked
'for Registration.. A continental
breakfast and lunch will be
For more information and to
reserve your ticket please call
Sis. Marilyn Harris @ 850 -
The church is located at 198
Edwards' I bad, Fowlstown,
,,,Georgia~iTheRev. Edward L.
Greer is Pastor.'
21st Century GREAT Centers registration
GREAT (Gadsden Recreation
Education Arts & Technology)
Centers after. school program
began 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 week,'
with designated Saturdays 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-
Hill, EGHS-Nakisha Hicks,
WGHS-Sherrhonda Sailor or
Marshall Williams, Great
Centers Project Director at
The GREAT Centers after
school program is open to all
eligible students in the school
Student transportation will be
ROBERT "TED" CARNES
Celebratina the Life
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Sof a Dear Friend
"Please join us in commemorating
the life and friendship of
our 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, lease contact one of the following:
Rev. Anthony W. Blair Sr
You've been gone three
years, but we have
Your wif, children,
Family and friends
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Verse of the week:
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you.
Lift up you eyes, and look on the fields: for they are white already to harvest.
John 4:35 (KJV)
In our verse this week, we see that the
Lord is talking about the harvest. Why
would a carpenter be talking about the
harvest? In this particular passage
Jesus is referring to the Spiritual
harvest of souls that need to receive
the gospel. He was trying to get the
disciples to look with their spiritual
eyes and see the souls around them
that needed salvation. What about
you? Can you take a moment from
your busy schedule and look through
your spiritual eyes and see those
destined to be lost if you don't reach
them. In our verse there were four
more months till harvest, yet it was
ready. With any crop, it's critical to
gather in the harvest when it's ready,
and that doesn't change when it
comes to the spiritual harvest. Get
ready to work It's harvest time.
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Get together this week v
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visit a local Iarm as a Fmrul.i.
D>lL BiBble ReidLig:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1 Peter 4 1 Peter 5 2 Peter 1 2 Peter 2
Antioch M. B. Church
Antioch M. B. Church
1003 W. Clark Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
Rev. Lloyd Graham, Sr., Pastor
Speaker: Reverend Harry
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Wright of
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
September 24 27, 2007
7:00 PM Nightly
Faith Apostolic Christian
Tabernacle will be have their
16th Church Anniversary, begin-
ning September 9th thru the
12th. Sunday 11:30 A.M. weekly
7:00 P.M. speakers will be Gen.
Overseer Bishop C.O. Reid,
N.C. Worship Singer Tonya
Fitzgerald, and Apostle Pastor
Joseph West Valdosta, GA.
Minister of Music Evangelist
Denise Kenon, Host Pastor
Bishop Tony Fitzgerald & Elder
Brenda Fitzgerald. Dinner will
be served on Sunday.
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 antic-
ipate this to be a Holy Ghost
filled service as we unite with
family and friends.
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
As we continue in the steadfast
service of preparation, we look
forward to you being a part in
helping us lift up the name of our
dear Savior. If you can't partici-
pate at this time, your prayers
and financial support will be
greatly appreciated. Yet, we
thank you in advance for your
willingness to fellowship with
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;
New Life Church
Written in Heaven
Minister John Roby & The
New Life Church Written in
Heaven will be hosting a minis-
tery night out for Jesus. on
September 16, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.
WHICH is the third Sunday in
September, all Pators and
Minister wishing to bring what
God gave you are welcome to
attend by calling minister John
Roby at 850-879-8565. To be
put on the program and may God
Bless you, God's word must get
out to the sheep to feed them so
please call and plan to attend.
Mt Olive AME car wash
Mt. Olive AME Church will
sponsor a car wash and food sale
fundraiser in the church parking
lot on Saturday, Sept. 8th from 9
a.m. 2 p.m. The church is
located on Hwy 309 in
Attapulgus, where the Rev.
Mary Groomes is pastor.
Mt. Zion Primitive
Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
Church News, Wednesday 7:00
, P.M. Bible Saturday and Youth
Teaching. Mass Choir Rehearsal
Thursday 7:00 P.M. Friday at
7:00 P.M> monthly Conference
all members are asked to attend,
mattes of importance need to be
discussed. Youth planning ses-
sion Saturday. Church School
Sunday morning at 9:30 A.M.
Morning Service Sunday
Morning at 11:00 A.M. We will
be celebrating our Church
Anniversary and we are inviting
everyone to come and
Fellowship with-us, dinner will
be served. Intercessory prayer
each Monday and Tuesday at
12:00 noon. The Clothes closet
and food pantry is available for
those needing this service please
call 627-8442 for assistance. Let
the word of Christ dwell in you
richly in all wisdom; teaching
and admonishing one another in
psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord. Colossians
New Bethel Church
Pastor: Elder Eddie
Potter House International
Services are 1st thru 4th
Sunday @11:00 AM, Sunday
school every Sunday 10:AM,
2.Peter 3 1 John 1
Prayer Meeting/Bible Teaching
7:00PM Wednesday Nights.
Pastor Appreciation September
20th thru the 23rd
Mission of God
Elder G.B. Sheard, Pastor
Sponsor: Minister Annette
Theme: Birthday Celebration
(New Birth) St. John 3:5-6
I, Annette Carroll am hosting a
twofold purpose Program. I am.
celebrating my birthday on
September 8, and would like you
to help me make it a special
"Praise for the Lord" Please come
to my special program on
September 8, at the Prayer
Chainers Mission of God at 6:30
P.M. CST. in Hugh Creek at 19455
S.E. McDaniel RD. All funds
raised will be appropriated toward
our General Building Fund.
Perhaps you will read a poem, say
a recitation, preach the word or
give a testimony. The word state
"By our testimony we can over-
come. Give someone the opportu-
nity to overcome by your testimo-
ny. If you are unable to attend, a
donation will certainly be highly
appreciated. Send donations to
10202 NW 3rd St. Bristol, Fl.
32321. Contact number (850) 643-
Yours in Christ, Annette Carroll
and Pastor Elder Geraldine B.
Soul saving crusade
All are invited to attend the
third annual Soul saving
Crusade at Corry Athletic Field
in Quincy on each of the five
nights beginning Monday
September 10, through Friday
September 14. The Crusade will
begin each night at 7:00PM and
promises to change lives through
Jesus Christ and serve as time
when all can come together and
worship God in unity. Don't
miss this unique opportunity and
bring a friend. For more infor-
mation contact Elder Ester
Watson at 627-2149.
St. James Usher's
Come, come, come whosoever
will, Let Him Come. Come out
and praise the Lord with St.
James Usher's Board #1. Sunday
September 9, 2007 @ 4:00 P.M.
The guest speaker will be Pastor
Keith Cloud. For more informa-
tion please contact Sis. Dorothy
T. West @ (850) 875-1579. Rev
Lee Plummer, Pastor
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When a person thinks of Africa, often times the first thing that
comes to mind are the animals. The Continent of Africa is home
to many unique and beautiful animals. With several different types
of habitats in the region, including savannahs, tropical rainforests,
deserts, mountains, and many more, there are many different
types of animals. Some of the most well known are: lion, zebra,
giraffe, elephant, cheetah, and impala. There are so many diverse
species, that it would be impossible to touch on each one!
The African lion is known as the King of the Beasts. The male lion has the characteristic
mane, or fur, surrounding his neck. Lion families are called prides and usually consist of
about 10-15 lions, including the young cubs. Elephants are one of the longest-living animals
in the world, with a lifespan as great as 70 years. They are very family-orientated and intelli-
gent creatures Female elephants are excellent mothers The elephant families care for the
young, the very old, and the sick members of the group. Their diet consists mostly of grass,
and they can consume upwards of 50 gallons of water a day. The giraffe is the tallest animal
on Earth; they can grow as tall as 18 feet in height. They primarily live off the leaves of tall
trees. They do not form strong family groups. When they appear to be herding with other
giraffes, it is most often due to the common food source. The zebra is an amazing sight,
with its black and white stripes; the stripes are a defense mechanism, which makes it hard
for predators to see them clearly Zebras travel in family groups called harems for most of
their lives; however, young males travel in all male groups until they are able to have fami-
lies of their own. The cheetah is the fastest land mammal on Earth. It runs up to speeds of
70 miles per hour. These cats are solitary creatures and are hard to spot. They do not form
large family groups, but the mothers do care for their young, teaching them many things,
primarily how to hunt. The impala is a deer-like creature which travels in herds. They are
one of the most recognizable of the African animals, with their long homes, and
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The Gadsden County Times September 6,2007 B 5
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Barton-Howell family reunion
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Charles Williams won 2 medals at the State Games of America
that was held August 2 -5, 2007 in Colorado Springs, CO. In the
men's 45-49 age group in track and field, Williams won the gold
medal in the 400 meters (1.05) and the silver medal in the 200
meters (27.4). By winning medals, Charles Williams has qualified
for the next State Games of America that will also be in Colorado
Computer lab set to
open at Senior Services
Gadsden Senior Services
through the generous donation of
Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church, will officially
open a computer lab for Gadsden
Seniors Monday, September 17th.
The lab consisting of five high
speed access computers and one
reading enlargement machine,
will offer Seniors the capability
of contacting family via email as
well as obtaining information
from various Senior organizations
such as The American
Association of Retired Persons
and The State of Florida's
Department of Elder Affairs.
According to Executive Director,
Brian Bickett, "This has been a
three month project that involved
members of our Board, donated
time from Technology Services
Group and a little muscle from
our paid and volunteer staffs."
Bickett shared. that a GSS
volunteer will be hosting
computer use classes at the
Senior Center on Lasall Lefall
Drive to assist Seniors with the
set up and use of email. "We are
planning a project that will
involve the local community and
U.S. Military,, says Bickett, that
will create email buddies for
Seniors such that they may share
what is happening back home in
Gadsden County." Bickett went
on to say he hopes the lab will
increase interest among the
community to utilize the services
offered by GSS at the Senior
Gadsden Senior Services is a
non-profit 501(c )3 organization.
Literacy Volunteers of
Gadsden County will sponsor a
benefit fundraiser at the Barnes
& Noble Bookstore in the
Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North
Monroe Street from September
17 September 23. During this
designated shopping period, a
percentage of purchases will be
donated back to the
supporters of the Gadsden
County Literacy Volunteers an
opportunity to contribute to
simply by shopping at Barnes
Shoppers must present a
voucher when making their
purchases. These vouchers are
available from the Literacy
Volunteers located at 732 Pat
Thomas Parkway in Quincy or
by calling 850-875-8680.
For further information about
this fundraising event, please
contact Ernestine Barkley at
850-875-8680 or e-mail
gcpladultliteracy @ yahoo.com
The 31st Annual Woodard
Barton and Amy Davidson
Howell Family Reunion will be
held on Saturday, September 15,
2007 at the Recovery Fire
Community Center, 18 miles
south of Bainbridge, GA.
Descendents of Woodard and
Amy's children (John, Henry,
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 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 Geiry
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
Swicord of Bainbridge:
Amy graduated from
Bainbridge High and is
employed by Tuten Chiropractic
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.
SPete Barfoot of Sneads.
Jerrod graduated from Sneads
Mitchell Counties in Georgia
and later settled in Gadsden
County in the Mt. Pleasant, FL
If you would like additional
information,, please contact
Susan Howell Mills (850) 907-
0177 or email
woodardhowellfamily @ msn.co
Michaela turns 1
Michaela Hopkins will be one
on September 7, 2007. She is the
daughter of LaVonda Sweet and
Michael Hopkins; her maternal
.grandparents are Betty Starling
and Willie Sweet. Michaela's
paternal grandparents are
Alphohus and Beatrice Hopkins;
godparents are Robert and Jessica
Jackson and Jennifer Davis.
Michaela will be celebrating her
birthday on September 8, 2007 at
4:00 P.M. at Chuck E. Cheese.
Family and friends are invited.
TCC honors new Trustee Eugene Lamb, Jr.
Commissioner Eugene Lamb,
Jr., got a warm reception from
the Tallahassee Community
College District Board of
Trustees which he has just
joined at its August meeting.
An anonymous donor had
purchased a brick in his honor
for the College's Circle of
Remembrance, which funds
It was especially fitting
because Lamb has actually been
a bricklayer's helper, .his:
summer job while a student at
Alabama's Stillman College in
1967. A lifelong athlete, Lamb
jogged from his hometown of
Midway to Appleyard Drive in
western Leon County where
what was then Tallahassee
Junior College was under
"And I came over and asked
for a job, and they gave me a job
as a bricklayer's helper," Lamb
recalled. "Here I am now on the
Board of Trustees. That's
He was no stranger to hard
work even then. From ages six
to 18, he had worked in the
tobacco' fields in Midway, and
says that's how he acquired the
habits that enabled him to
"I think about those'days, but I
enjoyed them," Lamb said.
"That was the way of life
then...It gave me a good work
Lamb was an all-state
basketball player in his junior
and senior years at Havana's
Northside High, good enough to
try out for the Harlem
Globetrotters. He graduated
from Dillard University in New
Orleans with a degree in
education. After serving in the
U.S. Army, Lamb taught for
nearly 30 years in the Leon
County schools and was selected
Minority Teacher of the Year -
while working part-time at the
Tallahassee Parks and
He somehow found time to
serve as Mayor of Midway-from
1986 to 1992, and now retired
- is the coordinator of physical
education for the Gadsden
County Schools. Lamb credits
his teachers, coach and mother,
"a praying woman," for his
Above all, he says, there is no
such thing as being too poor to
go to college.
"If a person wants to do
something, all they have to do is
put forth the effort, an honest
effort, and they can make
something of themselves. And
this is what I relate to other
young people," said Lamb. "It's
whether you want to do it or not,
because you are rich inside."
Lamb and his wife, Deloris,
serve as deacon and deaconess
at the Greater Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church in
1/ '" "ri~;~
High and is employed by the
Florida State Hospital in
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
Birthday Bash for seniors
For: Seniors age 60 and over
Where: Gadsden County Senior Center
79 LaSalle LeFall Drive
Quincy, FL 32351
When: 4th Friday Of Every Month
Time: 12 p.m.
In order to be able to participate in the Birthday Bash you must be
present for all activities. Activities start at 10:00 a.m. and end at about
12:00 p.m. that is when lunch will be served. So, if you have someone
to drop you off to the center they can be back to pick you up at 12:45
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every time I can.
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21 E. Jefferson Street Quincy, Florida 32351 (850) 627-6418
Store Hours: Monday -Friday 9am 6pm; Saturday-Closed
Poitevint, Brown to wed
Literacy volunteers to
sponsor benefit fundraiser
B6 The Gadsden County Times September 6, 2007
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC
SALE: A-1 AUTO SER-
VICE, INC. gives Notice
of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these
vehicles on 9/21/2007,
9:00 a.m. at 17974
BLUE STAR HWY
QUINCY, FL 32351-
7162, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the
Florida 'Statues. A-1
AUTO SERVICE, INC.
reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
IN THE UNITED
COURT FOR THE
OF FLORIDA TALLA-
Case No. 4:07cr11-RH
UNITED STATES OF
Aka Kristi Fields, Kristi
Inc. is looking
for OTR and
Rentie, Patrice Black,
Alice Cole, Barbara
Deville, Marion Thomas,
NOTICE OF FORFEI-
TURE FOR PUBLICA-
Notice is hereby given
that on July 30, 2007, in
the case of United States
of America vs. KRISTY
FIELDS, Case Number
4:07cr11-RH, the United
States District Court for
the Northern District of
Florida entered a
Preliminary Order of
and forfeiting the
Defendant's interest in
the following property to
the united States of
$2,404.00 in U.S. curren-
Having entered the fore-
going Preliminary Order
of Forfeiture on July 30,
Saturday Sept. 8. 8 a.m.
until. 101 Strong Road off
Highbridge Road house-
hold items, clothes.
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 having
or claiming a legal right,
title, or interest in the
must file a petition within
thirty (30) days of the
final publication of this
notice or receipt of.actual
notice, whichever is earli-
er. The petition shall be
signed by the petitioner
under penalty of perjury
and shall set forth the
nature and extent of the
peitioner'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
32301, with a copy there-
of sent to Assistance
United States Attorney
Robert D. Stinson at 111
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GREGORY R. MILLER
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Robert D. Stinson
Assistance United States
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111 N. Adams Street, 4th
Tallahassee, FL 32301
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADSDEN
FILE NO.: 2007-392-
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAROLD S. RICHMOND
NOTICE TO CREDI-
The administration of the
state of Harold S.
whose date of death was
Items for Sale
$150.00 Queen Pilow-Top
Mattress Set. New plastic
Cherry sleigh bed SOLID
WOOD-BRAND NEW in
box, $250.00. Call Sandi
LEATHER COUCH &
LOVESEAT, lifetime war-
ranty, sacrifice $795 (can
deliver). (850) 425-8374.
NEW Queen Orthopedic
Mattress SET in sealed
plastic. Full warranty. Sac-
rifice $275. Can deliver.
KING PILLOW Mattress
Set. Brand new in plastic.
Must move, $299. (850)
August 8, 2007, is pend-
ing 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
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
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
their, claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
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
Richmond, 95 Hans
Court, Havana, FL
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 07-000716-
BAYVIEW LOAN SER-
IRA N. WILSON, et al.,
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
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
BAYVIEW LOAN SER-
VICING, LLC is the
Plaintiff and IRA N. WIL-
SON and WILSON, if
LESLIE and JANE DOE,
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the
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 proper-
ty, as set forth in said
Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to-wit:
Lot 41 of EDWARDS
ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF CHATTA-
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 of August,
By: Betty Sue Sadberry
If you have a disability
which requires special
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
32353 at least (7) days
before the schedules
proceeding. He will facil-
itate your attendance in
.accordance with the
Call 284-6115 Today for more Information.
Keller Williams Realty
3BR/1.5BA Section 8 ac-
cepted in Qiuncy, Please
call (813)382-4261 Avail-
24 Acres in Leon County
for $329,000.00. 20 Aces
Gadsden County, for
$159,000.00 both may be
subdivided. Last nine 1
acre lots in Grove subdivi-
sion owner finance for
$36,000.00 with five hun-
dred down. 443-7899.
VA Approved Newly con-
Quincy two minutes from
508-6270 or 508-4342.
For Rent 3BR/2BA HUD
Home. LR/DEN; Large
Fenced Property; Kitchen;
Dinning Room. $750.00
Monthly, Call Ms. Henry
(850)539-1238 or (850)
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You will want to be the first to see
this Beautiful and Affordable
Brand New 3 bedroom home by
Jeff Davis Construction. Asking
only $114,900 located just off
Stewart Street at 402 S. 8th St. in
131 Acres on Havana Hwy/ St.Rd
12 between Havana and Quincy
near Shady Rest Area for sale
including 65 acres of Planted Pines
asking less than $8,800 per acre!
115 Marty Street in Quincy
$65,000, make best offer, seller
needs to sell quickly!
Call Katie Hodges Tucker, Realtor for
more information on these properties!
Star Realty Group Southeast, Inc.
Lic. Real Estate Broker FL & GA
106 W. 5th Atenue
'Iallahasses, F 323)03
850-222 -"102 fax
Call Donna Card
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thee Io\% ely lots Rd.. near Lake Talquin. Features Itwo appealing
S pal ila entrance sini q. paved load;. streelhglts, and
near Apalaclcola 0r, ,,
National For. undergroimd water and electric
features pvet. .Ak about our home and land packages. $34,900.
roads with county Talquin Plantation & Talquin Oaks
water and Talquin Elnlo the bet of country living in these two great
electric. Great -ubdissions near Lake Talquin with Talquin
owner financing water and electric Mobile homes welcomeF
avrulable! $25.900. wiar Oit\r Financing Available $27900.
929 Arlington Circle 1215 Hill Street
(mlk, Left on Virginia, right on Kennedy) (Hw90 to Circle Drive, Right on Hill)
NO MONEY DOWN, 100% Financing available,
Seller will Pay Closing Cost.
Gorgeous New Construction: 4 Bedroom and 2 Bath,
1,800 sqft under $160,000.
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The Gadsden County Times September 6, 2007 B 7
classes this Fall
Miriam Serrano was the top reader in Ms. Leola Ware's 4th grade class at the PAEC Migrant Summer School. She read 125 of
the 425 books the class of 10 students read and wrote book reports on during the six-week session. The class won a pizza party on
the last day of school as a reward for being the class that read the most books. Pictured with the winning class and Ms. Leola Ware
(far left) is Maria Pouncey, migrant program administrator.
College students are taking more
classes this fall compared to last
Full Time Equivalency (FTE),
an average calculation of the
number of hours students take, is
up 2 percent to 640.33 compared
to 624.86 last Fall.
Total headcount is about the
same as last year with 1,985 stu-
dents compared to 2,009 enrolled
in Fall of 2006.
According to Dr. Jayne
Roberts, Dean of Enrollment
Services, Fall and Spring enroll-
ment has hovered around the
2,000 student-mark since 2002.
Roberts reports that the addition
of bachelor's degrees to the
Chipola curriculum and the pres-
ence of university programs on
the Chipola campus, have con-
tributed to the positive enrollment
trend. Roberts said her office
fields numerous inquiries about
the college's bachelor's. degree
programs in Business and
Secondary Mathematics and
Chipola College president Dr.
Gene Prough said, "We are
pleased that so many students are
taking advantage of the opportu-
nities available at Chipola. It is
our goal to make college more
accessible to the citizens of our
Chipola offers college credit
courses during the day and
evening, and also through inde-
pendent study. The college
awards the Associate in Arts (AA)
Degree, a two-year degree that
guarantees acceptance to
Florida's 11 public universities.
The college also awards bache-
lor's degrees in Business and
Secondary Education with majors
in mathematics and science.
Chipola also offers Associate in
Science degrees and certificates in
Workforce Development pro-
grams that provide, training for
high wage jobs. Several
Workforce programs feature
open-enrollment throughout the
semester. Chipola's University
Center offers classes on the
Chipola campus leading to bache-
lor's degrees and advanced
degrees from the University of
West Florida, Florida State
University and Troy University.
The Continuing Education
Department offers lifelong learn-
ing opportunities in a variety of
areas ranging from computers to
real estate. Custom courses and
workshops also' are available for
businesses and organizations.
For admission information,
call 850-718-2211, or visit
FSU's Project KICK recognized as best rural drug prevention program
The Florida Department of
Children and Families (DCF) and
the Florida Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Association (FADAA)
have announced this year's
Substance Abuse Best Practices
Project KICK, a program admin-
istered by the College of
Education at Flotida' State
University; was recognized as the
2007 Best Rural Program for its
program at the Boys and Girls
Club in Monticello, Fla.
Project KICK, which stands
for "Kids In Cooperation with
Kids," focuses on drug prevention
and prevention of involvement
with the criminal justice system.
The program targets at-risk chil-
dren between the ages of 5 and 18
with a "systems" approach that
includes family, home, school and
community, as well as the individ-
The honor marks the second
consecutive year that Project
KICK has been selected as a
recipient of the Substance Abuse
Best Practices Recognition
Program. Project KICK also was
selected as the 2006 Exemplary
Program by DCF and the FADAA
for its programs serving at-risk
youth and families in Leon
The Best Practices Program
recognizes providers that exem-
plify best practices methods in
substance abuse prevention, inter-
vention and treatment services,
and whose efforts measurably
improve service outcomes and the
quality of life for Florida residents
facing the challenges that result
from substance abuse.
Recognized progiim'. m; e elected
in a rigorous, competitive process,
based on research, evidence and
The Best Practices Program
was initiated in 2001 by DCF and
the FADAA and has since recog-
nized more than 70 programs.
"Receiving Best Practices
recognition for the past two years
is further validation of the contri-
butions the College of Education
and Florida State University are
making in our local communi-
ties," said Roberta.Rubin, director
of Project KICK. "I am so pleased
that Project KICK is being high-
lighted, and I am hopeful that we
will be able to share our strategies
and positively impact many more
children and families.",
Rubin and a team of graduate
students from the College of
Education address risk and pro-
tective factors for the children and
families in the area through the
Boys and Girls Club. The group
administers peer mentoring pro-
grams emphasizing drug preven-
tion and health promotion. The
graduate students assist in every
aspect of Project KICK,-- from
the implementation of interven-
tions to developing research prod-
ucts for publication and analyzing
The project has three major
components -- peer mentoring.
fanul/,'onmulnuI service and
achie'emnent motl\atioi. Peer
mentoring trains the older chil-
dren in key focus areas of the pro-
gram to serve as mentors to the
younger children. The
family/community service aspect
involves family members and
offers services such as free coun-
seling and consultation in the
areas of behavior management
and parent training. Achievement
motivation uses a rewards system
to encourage the youth to achieve
levels of competency m areas
such as conflict resolution and
drug prevention. Once their goals
are met, they are invited to partic-
ipate in field, trips and special
To determine the effect of the
project, the staff evaluates partici-
pants prior to the start of the pro-
gram and again upon completion.
The evaluations consistently have
shown improvement in social
skills, attitudes about conflict and
conflict resolution, drug knowl-
edge and awareness, and self-
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If you would like to share news
about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
firstname.lastname@example.org School items
are free of charge, but must be sub-
mitted by 9 a.m. Monday for that
week's issue. Information may also
be brought to us at 15 S. Madison
St., Quincy or faxed to 627-7191.
HMS advisory council
Beginning September 8, 2007 at
8:30 A.M. Gadsden Technical
Institute will be offering FCAT
preparation for the 2007-2008
sophomores, juniors and seniors
of Gadsden County Public
Schools. This preparation is also
for adult seniors whose only
requirement for high school
graduation is passing the FCAT,
the Saturday hours of operation
are 8:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M,
Transportation will not be
provided, for more information,
please call (850) 875-8324 ext.
Elementary Open House
Please join us for Open House
on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00
p.m. This is an opportunity for
parents to meet the entire staff
and visit with their child's
teachers) in the classroom. We
are very excited about sharing
information and plans for the
school year with our parents aiqd
community leaders. We look
forward to seeing you on
Thursday at this important event.
C-P class of 1970 to
hold church service
Carter Parramore High School
class of 1970 will be having
church service at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church on
September 23rd at 5:00 p.m. The
church is located at 1003 West
Clark Street, speaker will be
Evangelist Mary Ethel Holmes.
We are asking all classmates to
come and be a part of this
service, for further information or
directions you may call Leonard
Brown at 875-1327 or Ethel
Marshall at 856-5408
C-P.class of 1968 to
Carter-Parramore Class of 1968
will have a meeting on Sunday
September 9, 2007 5:00P.M at
the City Hall to discuss plans for
their 40th Class Reunion. For
more information contact Rosalyn
Davis at (850) 627-8641
Shanks class of 1980
James A. Shanks class of 1980 is
sponsoring a benefit program for
Stephanie Cowart on September
9, 4:00 p.m. at St. Hebron
church..We are asking for the
class participation (we might have
to ask for help from you one day).
Its not the leaning tree that always
falls. Contact Stephanie Andrews-
Smith at 627-0917 or Judy Russ-
Come celebrate with the Family
Learning Center at the Dr. B.L
Perry, Jr. Branch Library! There
will be music, fun, a free book
give away and fantastic readings
of international folk & fairytales!
On Saturday, September 8, 2007
from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.
at the Family Learning Center.
Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library
2817 S. Adams Street.
Havana Middle School's School Advisory Council met on Wednesday, August 22, 2007. The
Council is composed of students, parents, teachers,community leaders,and school administrators.
One of the goals of the Council is to discuss ways to improve upon the overall workings of HMS. At
this meeting one of the major concerns was the need for liberal arts (art, band, dance, chorus, etc)
courses at HMS. A letter of concern was drafted and sent to the superintendent of schools. The next
council meeting is scheduled for.September 26, 2007.
Reading: Food for the soul
The first thing that you notice
is hamburgers everywhere in
this East Gadsden High School
reading class. Students begin
class by listening to a read-aloud
with lines like, Edgar A.
Guest's, "God has equipped you
for life, but He lets you decide
what you want to be." In their
reading, it relates to reading
concepts such as theme, main
idea, or author's purpose. Based
on strengths, lead scholars,
students, facilitate discussions
and each group presents on a
reading concept. Using colorful
examples as guides; scholars
also learn how to format
personal vocabulary flash cards,
(pvc's). But reading doesn't
stop in the classroom. At home,
students are expected to read
daily, fifteen minutes aloud to
their adult and fifteen minutes
silently and write about an
assigned reading concept. After
which,'the student's adult signs
a reading log validating that
he/she heard and" observedd the
student reading. Because the
teacher believes that speaking,
.writing, and reading are all
necessary for reading
improvement, scholars in her
class do it all! As they practice
mastering reading strategies to
increase vocabulary, fluency,
and comprehension, each week,
students are expected to have
read three books, learned three
poems, and to have presented
their own read-aloud. Mrs.
volunteers who would like to
help a scholar learn.
Where is the teacher in all of
this? Mrs. Floyd-Davis said she
serves as a facilitator to see that
students are responsible for their
learning and discover ways to
master concepts, and as lyanla.
Vanzant would say, "move to a
higher vibration." It is
Geraldine Floyd-Davis hope that
her students, "who are more
than capable will use reading to,
"take the initiative to make
paradigm shifts to enhance their
lives." Oh... why all of the
hamburgers? Food is an
effective tool to teach students
how to write about what they've
Mrs. Floyd-Davis encouraging her scholars.
The new students at Robert F. Munroe Day School began school on August 15, 2007. Student Council members have helped make the
transition from other schools easy. The new student luncheon will be held on Thursday with pizza and ice cream sundaes. Bobcat pride
greeted them with a pep rally for the first football game against Branford on Friday. Front row: Keeley Bell, J.C. Pardin, Andrew Tilk,
Elizabeth Hamilton, Madison Wolfe, Hilary Erde. Second row: ShunTerrica Thurman, Jacob Altman, Casey Mathers, Ethan Trammel,
Devon Lyons, Sawyer Kyllonen, JoQuin Barnes. Third row: Melanie Hackney, Brian Small, John Hamilton, Lily Vizcaino, Matthew
Hackney, Cameron McMullen, Emily Oakley, Sara Ellen Erde. Fourth Row: Courtney Hunter, Kevina Desai, Elly Tilk, Sara Hackney,
Luke Esposito, Luke Trawick, Magdanny Vizcaino, Daymara Vizcaino. Back row: Robert Oakley, Justin Harris, Hunter Welborne,
JonJon Jiang, Casey Hackney.
RFM Key Club officers
Robert F. Munroe Day School Key Club officers were elected this
past week for the school year 2007-08. The following students
have been named: Front row; Board members Alex Clark and
Chris Cochran; Secretary William Hackney. Back row: Treasurer
Jason Cook, President Bryant Tolar, and Board member Ben
Young. Not Pictured: Colby Tyus.
Men of Distinction welcome superintendent James
A new school year has begun at East Gadsden High School under the
leadership of Principal Rosalyn W. Smith. The "Men of Distinction"
program is already in full swing. Our first, in this year's series of
distinguished speakers, was Mr. Reginald C. James, our
Superintendent of Schools.
Mr. James brought with him a prepared speech, but never got. to the
script. Once he looked upon the crowd of well-dressed young men, he
simply spoke to them from his heart. "When I was your age, I had
several friends, but I never wanted to, hang out, "I knew the power of a
good education, and I was determined to get it. I never wanted to
spend time locked up in jail. I was an independent thinker....always be
an independent thinker".
Superintendent James was in no apparent hurry to leave in order to
attend to"Other business." He spent quality time with the young men
and assured' them that he would return. He was honored with warm
personal introductions and warm applause.
The Men of Distinction is a mentoring and service program for
young men at East Gadsden. The program meets each Tuesday at 2:30.
If you would like to volunteer to serve as a mentor or guest speaker for
the Men of Distinction, please call the school at 539-2882, extl421.
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