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Title: Gadsden County times
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Quincy Fla
Creation Date: September 13, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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mayor pro tern
Midway to make decision on
fate of official ... Page 6

Just say no?

Youth abstinence rally planned
for Havana ... Page 6

Barineau set

to speak

Restoration of Federal Arsenal to
highlight historical society
meeting ... Page 7

ACounty official

to press charges

Conversation after budget
meeting results in altercation
...Page 5

Lewis named

2007 'Man

of the Year'
Times Editor
Gadsden County resident Clarence Lewis
was named, last week, 2007 Man Of The
Year" by the Eleventh Episcopal District of
the Florida Annual
Conference's 142nd
session of the African
Methodist Episcopal
Church. The
conference was held
at, Bethel AME
Church is Tallahassee.
"I am grateful. for
the award bestowed
on me by the
conference. I will Lewis
endeavor to justify
receiving the award," Lewis said.
Lewis was recognized and honored from the
Quincy District by the Rev. Willie Brown,

See LEWIS on Page 7

Stewart Street teacher

testifies before Congress

Germaine Brown shares perspective
on high-needs school districts

Times News Editor
Anyone who has seen Stewart Street
Elementary teacher Germaine Brown lead a
class can see she is a dynamic speaker.
Now Congress knows too.
Monday, Brown testified before the U,S.
House Education and Labor Committee
about the impact of the federal No Child
Left Behind Act on high-needs school

districts like Gadsden County.
"By sharing her perspective and real-life
experiences before the House Education
and Labor Committee, there is no doubt that
Germaine Brown's testimony will have a
profound significance as Congress
discusses the No Child Left Behind
program," said Democratic U.S. Rep. Allen
Boyd, who represents Florida's second
See TEACHER on Page 7

Stewart Street teacher Germaine Brown testifies before Congress
in this frame-grab from the Internet broadcast.

The end of an era

SA local landmark was torn down last Friday. The Chevron full service station on Jefferson Street in downtown
Quincy, operated for the past ten and a half years by Eddie and Tammy Pope, was razed. The station was built in
1950 and was owned by the Spears Family Trust. Tammy Pope said the establishment had many loyal customers
since they not only still pumped gas for customers, they also made minor and major automobile repairs. Read about
the colorful history of the building and learn form people who remember it best in next week's issue. (Photo by Alice

Gadsden native receives prominent award

Professor lauded for innovative work

Times Editor
Gadsden County native Lewis-
,Thigpen, professor of Mechanical
Engineering at Howard University in
Washington, DC, was a 2007 recipient
of the XCaliber (shorthand for.
exceptional, high caliber work) Award
presented by Virginia Tech recently.
He earned the award as a member of a

six-member team from six different
universities worldwide.
"The .award was presented in
recognition for outstanding
contributions to learning that faculty.
and teams of faculty and staff make as
they develop courseware using
technology, the Center for Innovation
in Learning established the annual
XCaliber Awards," said Charles W.
Steger, University President.

The award has been presented
annually since 1998. and celebrates and
illustrates innovative approaches to
teaching using technology.
Other members of the Global Team
Team included professors from
Virginia Tech, Rensselaer
Polytechnical Institute in Troy, NY,
ITESM in Monterrey, CA, and
Shanghai Jiao Tong University in
Team members received a cash award
See NATIVE on Page 7



in 2006

death of


Kirkland to be
sentenced Nov. 5
homecoming death

Times Editor
The man who was accused of
driving the car that ran over and
killed a popular teenage
cheerleader on Homecoming
night in October 2006 pleaded no
contest Tuesday in circuit court.
He will be sentenced November 5
and could face 60 years in the
Department of Corrections.
Demetrius Kirkland had been
charged with vehicular homicide
and numerous other charges in
the death of. 14-year-old Crystal
Riley. Her mother Cynthia Riley
was badly injured the night that
Kirkland, then 16-years-old and
driving a stolen car, sped through
the parking lot of East Gadsden
High School.
The original charges included
vehicular homicide, grand theft
auto. leaving the' scene of an
accident involving death, driving
without a driver's license, causing
See PLEA on Page 5

Director of senior services relieved of duties

Lack of 'people skills,' low morale cited

Times Editor
Brian Bickett, director of the
Gadsden County Senior Citizens
has been fired. The. Board of
Directors, last Thursday, relieved
Bickett of his duties.
Clarence Jackson, president of

the Board, said Bickett was given
the opportunity to resign. When he
did not, the vote was unanimous to
terminate him. He was hired last
September after an extensive
search to fill the position. Jackson
said Bickett was very strong in the
areas of polices and procedures but
that his "people skills" were

The morale, Jackson said, was
very low among employees,
clients, and the community.
"Turnover was very high, in less
than a year we have had four
different fiscal officers. I
supported him because he had
documentation, but it was just a

messy run ship (under Bickett),"
he said. There has also been high
turnover among office staff.
Jackson compared the center,
under Bickett, to a house with a
faulty foundation. Sometimes, he
said, a house must be torn down to
fix the foundation. "I want the
people of Gadsden County to
know that we have a good board,
we have some good employees

See FIRED on Page 8

Times News Editor

The U.S. Marshals Fugmtie Task
Force arrested a pair of twin
brothers in Gretna Tuesday
morning on changes of armed
robbery with a firearm and
aggravated assault. Eugene Ludlow
and Lugene Ludlow, 18, were
arrested around 7:30 a.m. at 35
Brown Street in Grema. The
Grema Police Department asked
the task force to adopt the case
Sept. 7. While task force members
and deputies from the Gadsden

County Sheriffs Office %ere
approaching the Brown Street
house, both brothers fled from the
back of dhe residence and med to
use a trampoline to jump ovei a
fence at the rear of the property.
Eugene Ludlow cleared the fence;
Lugene didn't and was taken into
custody. Eugene continued to flee
from task force members through
several back yards. a wood line and
a railroad track until taken into
custody by officers in pursuit. Both
men were taken to the Gadsden
County Jail where they await first
appearance before judge.

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Test Taking Skill
Don't spend too much time on one question that trips you up. Go back and answer that question later.

Parenting Tip
Stop by your child's school and pick up practice sheets for the success skills or call and request that practice sheets be sent home. Don't worry if you
are unfamiliar with any of the above skills. If you can't help your child find a neighbor, friend or after school program that can.
The most important thing you can do as a parent for your child is to make sure they understand
how important the skills are and that he/she masters them.

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)pinions Columns Letters to the Editor

e nide

A freee exchange of ideas is necessary for good governn-enit iand good coin.ntlluititieLs.

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

By Alice DuPont, Editor


Fiscal responsibility

T his ust in

by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor

The lessons of 9/11

This year, as the City of Quincy's
commissioners deliberate the budget and
look for ways to lower the budget but
provide services to the citizens, I hope
they can find money for a few cases of
I'm not trying to be funny, either.
There are so many weeds between the
cracks in the downtown sidewalks that it's
pathetic. Maybe if we had some sort of
weed killer at'least the cracks wouldn't
have grass growing there nearly tall
enough to hide Easter eggs. I don't know
how much it costs, but since department
heads and the city manager probably
won't get a raise this year, the money can
be used to buy some weed spray.
My hope is that there will be someone
proficient enough to use it. I was told by a
former public works director that if they
had herbicides, there was no one on staff
to apply it. So maybe if the people in that
department could get a raise, they could
find someone in town who could manage
that small chore on a regular basis.
And speaking of raises, when did it

become automatic that people get a raise
every year? If the money isn't there, it just
isn't there. The iState of Florida doesn't
give raises if the money is low. One of my
friends, who works for the State, said
there have been many times when raises
were not given. If the funds are low, as
they are this year and will more than
likely be the same way next, then only
those who are lowest on the salary totem
pole should get a raise.
I agree with commissioners Derrick
Elias and Finley, Cook that it is time for
everybody to tighten their belts. If the
department heads feel they cannot work
for the city because they won't get a raise
this year, they certainly have the option to
move on and find a position that is more
to their lacking in another place.
I also like that Elias said commissioners
ought to be willing to take a" hit (to the
pocketbook, too) is they are asking
employees to forego a raise. After all, a
city of our size pays very, very good
salaries to its department heads and
second-tier people.

By the time you read this, 9/11 2007
will have passed, moments of silence
and flags at half-staff will have done
their duty and for most, life will go on
as usual.
This is hardly a unique thought, but
that's both good and bad.
The' dagger plunged into the
nation's psycheby a misguided group
of Al-Qaeda members created. a
wound that needs to heal. It's wise to
look forward rather than back and the
fear a nation felt that day is
understandable, but
But six years later, most of us can
still recall where we were, how we
felt and what we did the day terrorists
attacked Americans. on American
And along with that, the instant
unity that sprouted roots and spread
throughout the country.

I was working for a weekly
newspaper. I was reminded this year,
since 9-11 fell on a Tuesday, that the
attack also was on a Tuesday,
typically a busy day of the week for
weekly newspapers counting down to
I was checking reports at the
Sheriffs Office in that county while
the sheriff watched CNN.
It was 8:50 a.m.
"Have you seen this?" he ,asked;
pointing to a shot of a plane plowing
into one of New York's World Trade
Center towers.
I had not. At that time, nobody was
sure exactly what had happened.
Driving into.the office, a DJ for the
radio station I listened to spole in
shocked disbelief.,
"Ladies and 'gentlemen: a second
plane has hit the World Trade Center
tower. Thiis looking less like a

mistake and more like an attack."
As it was.
I stayed glued to the television until
well past midnight that day, talking to
people around the county and getting
their reactions, which ranged from
fury to terror to grief..
It's good to move onto live without
fear as best we can and to celebrate
the freedoms we have in America.
But it's good, too, to remember the
change in perspective that day gave
many of us, the rapid realignment of
priorities and the understanding that
we're all in this together.
It's also. good: to remember the
heroic acts of so many that day -
people who literally sacrificed their
own lives for the greater good. Those
remarkable acts of courage gave us
all a taste of promise and purpose, I
That part, I hope we never forget.

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More than just 'getting by'

Someone asked me if I ever had fried green
tomatoes. Listen, we ate those things before
they became fashionable! It was not really
optional. Money didn't grow on trees out at
our end of the rural route. As Daddy so aptly
put it at the time, we "made do". We ate
chicken gizzards, cow's liver and rutabaga
sandwiches. We were big on brown beans and
combread, collards, turnips, cooked cabbage
and Polk salad. I also tried a grasshopper
once, but that was on a dare. I remember the
morning Leon broke his arm eating breakfast-
.-he fell out of a persimmon tree!
We didn't ingest snails or fish eggs. We
might not could afford steak and grilled
shrimp, but we weren't idiots!
And we didn't let a minor cash flow
problem hinder our up-bringing. Wejust tried
to enjoy the moment, avoid the pitfalls and
accept the hand me down Buster Brown's.
And let me make this perfectly clear. We
were not poor. We didn't have any money,
mind you. But we were definitely not poor.
There is a big difference! There was way too
much laughter, fun, love and genuine joy of
life for anybody to be considered poor in our
little neck of the woods.
But this lack of ready funds could, at times,
be a little embarrassing. Mother made our
shirts. She could do about anything with that
old Singer except for collars. She couldn't
sew a collar on a shirt that looked worth a
flip! So she just left it off. I used to sit in the
back of the room in the second grade and
hope no one noticed. 'Course, if the truth be
known, I wasn't the only collarless boy in the
room. I was just the one that I remember as
being the most "put out" by it.
It was the same way with lunch. Most days I
carried a peanut butter and banana sandwich
to school in a plain brown sack. This was
years before they built the cafeteria. Mother
would pile up a mountain of peanut butter
across a couple of bananas and mash it into
what could only be described as a gooey
mess. She'd spread it between two slices of
Colonial Bread and me, David Mark and
Leon were set for lunch. I admired those guys
with the store bought ham sandwich meat, the
bagged chips and the Lone Ranger Lunch
Boxes but I'm going to tell you the truth here,
those peanut butter and banana sandwiches
were really pretty good. I did straighten out
my paper sack and fold it neatly in my
arithmetic book when no one was looking so
they wouldn't know I had to recycle.
We were not without some cash. If cotton
was in or we sold off a hog we all got a
quarter a week as an allowance--a nickel of
which we automatically and without question
gave to the church. I asked Daddy once if five
cents was ten per cent of a quarter. He said,
"It is in this house."
It cost fifteen cents to get in the picture
show. We went on Saturday afternoons
because you could get two movies and a
cartoon for the price of one. And you'd have a
nickel left over for some popcorn, Raisinets or
Sugar Babies.
We went "showless" the rest of the week.

But we were not without entertainment! Leon
would take us up to the town square and we'd
sit on the bench across from the Park Theatre
and "watch" the people going in and out of
the movie house. It was interesting to see
which boyfriend Maudie Mallard would bring
on a particular night. We'd check out the
various wardrobes. Folks really got dressed
up back then to go "out" to a movie.
We saw Tommie Hill purchase a ticket one
evening! He ran the Texaco Station and he
didn't really seem the movie type. I wish I,
could remember what picture show was "big
enough" to get Mr. Hill to town on a Tuesday
night. If everyone came out laughing you
knew Bob Hope had done his job. Any Paul
Newman movie had the girls swooning all
over the sidewalk. I watched the first half
dozen come out after "The Sands of Iwo
Jima" and I knew things hadn't gone too well
for the Duke. And we always kinda leaned
forward to see if Maudie strolled out with the
same guy she went in with......
Listen, I was there the night J. R. Poston and
Hooter Ellis rolled out through those big glass
and metal doors all over each other. It was a
heck of a fight! We learned later Hooter had
stuck a wet Necco Wafer in J. R.'s hair. Well,
you know J. R., he had that James Dean swept
back look and he hand combed each
Individual hair. Hooter had messed with the
wrong pompadour! It was much more
entertaining than any movie that had played
there in years!
It cost fifty cents to get in the Twin Pools
back then. They had real diving boards, a
snack bar, chlorinated water and Martha
Blumenthal in a two piece bathing suit. It
didn't cost nothing to splash into that pond
down in Archie Moore's pasture. The water
was a little murky. We didn't have no diving
board. You had to be careful not to scare the
cattle. We had to evacuate occasionally for-a
snake. There was no lifeguard when Leon
would hold us under for ten minutes. Mary
Hadley wouldn't make nobody forget about
Sandra Dee. But the overall experience we
"jumped into" down at that old
There was nothing "poor" about'the way we
And danged if they didn't make a movie
about those awful fried green tomatoes. I read
where Elvis's favorite food was a peanut
butter and banana sandwich. We have never
Replaced Paul Newman, Bob Hope or John
Wayne. And 52 years after the fact I'm
watching the big NBC Country Music
Extravaganza and Garth Brooks comes out on
stage wearing a shirt without a collar! I swear
it looked just like my Mother had made it for
him! I felt vindicated!
And thankful for the rich upbringing I
Now, if I can just get the church to pay me
back for all the "extra" money I gave them as
a kid.....

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SI am very happy to report that the .
environment and the wildlife that seside on
section 3 and section 10 (North of 10/90
industrial park) have scored a victory. The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers has notified the
Landowners that join these properties, that
Coastal Forest Resources, has Abandoned their
"Holly Branch project" at this time. This
project was to construct roads and bridges across
wetlands on section 10, to allow "
approximately 300 single-family residences" to
be constructed on section 3 (township in, R 2
west) Although coastal stated in their
application that there would be no affect on
"any threatened or endangered species or
designated critical habitat" of the area, many feel
that this misrepresents the truth. The DCA also
thought this was a bad project and instructed
the City of Midway thatthey had violated their
comprehensive plan by not allowing: full state .
review and full public participation" in this ,
project. The City was instructed to "not issue
development permits for the Holly Branch
Subdivision." The adjoin Landowners are very
greatful for these decisions.
Bill Lett

Dear Editor,

Your May 25, 2007 article, "City and
Planning Dept Staying on the Move" is of
interest to me because in good faith effort I
hired a contractor, whom I thought was
licensed, for a large renovation project on a
rental home. He was recommended by
someone I knew in the community; therefore, I
let "my guard" down and did not request a copy
of his license. I interviewed him and he assured
me he was a licensed "subcontractor" and will
work under the direction and license of a
general contractor for all projects requiring a
building permit. He also guaranteed me he had
the appropriate liability and worker's
compensation insurance coverage.
In February, 2007 the City of Quincy Code
Enforcement Officer observed the contractor's
crew working on my newly acquired rental
property without the required license and
permit. Because I live out of town, the officer
was placed in contact with me via phone and he
made me aware of the situation and advised me
a "stop work order" would be issued.
The unlicensed contractor's dishonesty and
shoddy workmanship caused me financial
harm. It cost me an estimated additional
$18,000 to correct his work. The project's
delay caused me to lose at least $3000 in rental
income. I incurred approximately $1086 in
travel cost and $ 261 in phone charges. I am
certain other citizens of Gadsden County have
been or will be victimized by unlicensed
contractors and many, especially the elderly on a
fix income, don't or will not have the financial
resources to recover from the damages caused by
The State of Florida pursued a case against my
unlicensed contractor and he pleaded guilty to
four counts of contracting without being
registered or certified. He received a sentence of
one year probation and has been ordered to pay
me $16, 650.00 in restitution.

T.Tqugh itappear. hu l'I loss a lot ip this
situation, I feel that rl'.ga.ined something
positive out of it. I credit the Ciny of Quincy
Building Department for uncovering some
additional shoddy workmanship performed by
the contractor. Mly renal proper is nowup to
code thanks to general contractor, Ed Freeman
of Genesis Engineering and Constructors,
whom I hired to correct the inferior work of the
unlicensed contractor and the many code
violations cited by the City o Quincy. He and
'his subcontractors did an absolutely wonderful
& professional reconstruction job on the house,
which passed all inspections by the City of
' My personal warning to the general public is
to thoroughly.investigate a contractor's
credentials & interview past customers before
hiring! License credentials may be examined by
contacting your local City and County
Governments or for contractors licensed by the
state; you may search the database at
www.myflorida.com or contact the Dept. of
Business & Professional Regulations at 850-
S Thawanna D. Price
Cantonment, Florida

Dear Editor,

From deep within the dungeon of our great
news media, "common sense" has once again
taken a beating from the "I've got the rope you
find a tree" mentality. Whether Mr. Craig, R-
Idaho is "gay" or not, is his business. My
concern is for Sgt. Dave Karsnia of the
Minneapolis Airport Police Department. Now,
here is a man (according to The Associated
Press) that has a master's degree in crimifial
justice and he is spending his days sitting in a
toilet stall making lewd foot and hand gestures
to other unsuspecting toilet patrons. According
to the same source, "He (Sgt. Karsnia) has
arrested (since 2000) at least a dozen men in the
airport's bathroom for sending signals he believe
was aimed at initiating sex". It would seem to
me that if the Minneapolis Airport were having
a rampant out burst of unlawful lewd behavior
(of any kind) in the arena of their toilet facilities
that they would have placed a fully dressed
Police Officer in these areas. Moreover, in our
opinion, to place a person with Sgt. Karsnia
credentials (and salary) in a toilet stall for [8
hours?] a day, and have him go through his
sophisticated routine in an effort to solicit sex
from other men is cruel and remarkable.
(Nevertheless, according to our most recent
information, nobody in his department is
calling for him to give up his seat.) Oh by the
way, the quote "I've got the rope you find the
tree", it came from a TV commentator and he
was referring to Senator Craig' fellow
Republicans. I thought the Democrats were
skittish about full contact politics but the
Republicans can make some moves that would
put a "cutting horse" to shame. The moral of
this story could be that, "friends" and "old
fashion common sense" are becoming obsolete.
E.g., Statements like I am not saying anything
until I speak to my lawyer." Or "I thought Sgt.
Karsnia was in some discomfort and I was
reaching out to him", we believe would have
carried the day or night.
Leroy Walker


Sto ditor



The Gadsden County Times September 13,2007 5

County official to press charges after altercation

Times Editor

The county's budget director,
Davin Suggs, said he will press
criminal charges against a
Gadsden County man, Bill
It all started following the first
public hearing on the county's
budget Tuesday night. After the
meeting Suggs said that he and
Stinson were talking about the
budget, property taxes and other
issues he had addressed during the

workshop. Suggs said he was
standing between Stinson and
another county employee briefly
turned his attention to the employ-
"He grabbed me as if to turn me
around to listen to him. It was like
a parent chastizing a child. It was
very disrespective and rude. I get
paid to take a lot of heat and it's
part of the job to listen to citizens,
but it's not part of my job for him
to touch me in the manner in which
he did," Suggs said.
"It was nothing. I was asking

him about the budget and he took
offense. He asked me a question
and I asked him to listen to me. I
just touched him slightly on the
shoulder," Stinson said, after the
He said that as far as he was
concerned, he and Suggs were
only having a conversation.
"I listened to his opinions and I
listened to his views. I even wrote
down my number for him to call
me to continue the dialogue. We
were in the middle of talking when
he grabbed me," Suggs said. He

said he was not hurt but he is filing
charges on principle. Citizens, he
said, should not feel they can touch
a public employee for any reason.
County Manager Marlon
Brown agreed. "There is never a
reason for a person to touch anoth-
er person. Any citizen can talk to
any of our employees but touching
is not tolerated," Brown said.

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City contracts Wastepro as waste vendor

Times Editor

The City of Quincy voted to rat-
ify a five year contract with
Wastepro as vendor for the city's,
solid waste. The contract calls for
payments of $148,000 monthly.
For citizens it could mean an
increase in monthly garbage fees
from $17.58 to $22.75.
Commissioners, however, felt the
increase was too much and asked

the city manager to revisit the
budget to find out if there are funds
available to offset the increase to
citizens. City Manager Bill Bogan
warned commissioners that
garbage collections in the city has
continually run a deficit. In the past
five years, he said, the city had sub-
sidized the garbage to the tune of
$500,000. "The direction you gave
me.was that each department stand
on it's own. But I will do whatever
is the will of the board," he said.

The price could have been
lower if commissioners had opted
for once a week pick up. That idea
met with opposition when the dis-
cussion centered around the dissat-
isfaction with the weekly pickup in
Tallahassee. Commissioner Andy
Gay opposed the idea, saying he
would never vote to decrease serv-
ices to citizens. Wastepro regional
vice president, said 2,551 residen-
tial garbage barrels will be deliv-

New waste company promises improvements

Times Editor

The City of Quincy has an
agreement with Wastepro for solid
waste pickup for the next five
years. Starting Tuesday, the blue
and bright green 96-gallon contain-
ers were delivered to customers.
"They really make an impact.
The green represents the earth and
the blue represents to sky. We're
excited about coming to Quincy
and we're looking forward to
working with the city and the resi-
dents," said Ralph Mills,
Wastepro's regional vice president.
He promised that once all' of the
residential and commerical con-
tainers are in place the city will
take on a newer, brighter look.
Even the trucks will be.new and
colorful. The sides of the vehicles
will have the city's logo as well as
the Netquincy logo. .
Right now, customers have
containers of many colors, some
with no lids, others with one wheel
missing or no wheels at all .
"Our hope is with the new con-
tainers, homeowners will roll the
conitai es 'ut to the curb ind take'
them off the street when they have
PLEA from Pag(

been picked up. The new barrels
are light weight and easy to handle
too because of the shape. They are
not really smaller than the current
containers, they are made differ-
ently. They are wider at the bottom
as compared to the others and they
are made of a different materials.
They retain their shape, they are
very durable," Mills said.
Customers, he said, don't have
to worry about overturned con-
tainers, lids left open and trash on
the ground. "We take pride in our
service. There will be two men
with brooms and a driver on each
truck. The barrels will be set down.
properly, you won't be able to ride
down the street and see lids flop-
ping, trash on the ground, or over-
turned barrels," he said.
In order to make sure all the
containers are emptied, employees
will take the containers off the curb
(not back to the yard) and turn them
sideways. The side turned contain-
ers are an indicator to homeowners
that the can is empty and they can
take it back to the house. Pickup
will begin after 5 a .m. with all new
trucks. The trucks load from the
re dri which eliminates thed"ned to''
go up one side of the street, turn

around and pick up on the other
side of the street. This also limits
noise. And, Mills has promised that
residents won't be awaken in the
early morning hours by-the grind-
ing sounds of a garbage truck.
"No pick up in the residential.
areas before 5 am. We will start in
the downtown area with commer-
cial pickups a little before that so
we can get in and get out of the way
in the downtown business area," he
said. Garbage will be still picked up
twice a week, but Mills said that for
customers the pickup date'will
change slightly. A note will accom-
pany each new barrel that home-
owners are asked to ready inform-
ing them of their curbside pickup
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Monday and Thursday. Please keep
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death, aggravated assault with a
motor vehicle, fleeing and
attempting to elude and burglary of
a conveyance. The no contest plea
included three of the above charges.
Riley was killed and her mother
injured as they left a school
sponsored dance. Her mother was a
chaperone at the dance and
witnesses said Kirkland drove
through the parking lot. at a high
rate of speed in starting and
stopping motions. When deputies
attempted to stop the vehicle,

Kirkland began backing up rapidly,
hitting several cars and the Rileys.
Kirkland left the scene
and wrecked the stolen 2000
Infinity near Interstate 10 off Carter
Road. He was arrested early the
next morning at a home in Gretna.

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The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will
be Tuesday, September 18, 2007 starting at 6:00 p.m. The following
items have been agendaed: Awards. Presentations and Appearances:
Employee Service Award Recognition. Consent for Approval:
Ratification of Approval of Payment of Bills; Approval of Chairman
Holt's Travel for the Fiscal Year 2008 Federal Appropriations Process
and Upcoming Capitol Hill Meetings; Approval of Chairman Holt's
Travel to the Florida Association of Counties, 2007-2008 Legislative
Policy Committee Conference; Approval of Invoices for Artemis
Strategies for the Months of July and August 2007; Approval of
Renewal of State Lobbying Services Agreement; Approval of New
Road Names; Approval of Support for Resolution No. 2007-045 to
Designate Highway 27 in Gadsden County as a Purple Heart Highway;
Approval of the Gadsden County Emergency Repair Program;
Approval of the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council Grant
Request to the Gadsden Arts Center for the 19th Annual Art in Gadsden
Exhibition ($2,400); Approval of the Gadsden County Tourist
Development Council Grant Request to the Havana Meichants
Association for the Havana Holiday Parade & Lawn Mower Contest -
($2,400); Approval and Signatures for Lien Satisfactions. Consent
Items Pulled for Discussion: Citizens Requesting to be Heard on
Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit): Public Hearings: General
Business: Approval of Appointment of an Elected. Official to the
Gadsden County Tourist Development Council; Approval of the
Gadsden County New Construction Pilot Program ($100,000)
Funding Request; Approval to apply for the SAFER Grant from the
Department of Homeland Security. County Manager: Insurance
Services Office (ISO) Information; Miscellaneous Items. County
Attorney: Miscellaneous Items. Commissioners Items: Appointment
of Marian Bethune, to the Library Commission. Receipt and File -
For the Record: Letter from Clerk of the Circuit Court Regarding
Department of Transportation Grants (Speed & DUI); Letter to CSX
Transportation Road Master Regarding Crossing Jamieson Road;
Letter from the Chamber Regarding Annual Chamber Community
Conference; Letter from Big Bend Transit, Inc. Regarding Funding for
the Shuttle; Letter from Florida Department of Environmental
Protection Regarding Dredge and Fill Permit Lake Talquin at McCall
Bridge Road; Letter from Florida Department of Transportation
Regarding Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief and
FEMA Public Assistance Documentation and Funding Workshop;
Letter to MAS Unlimited, Inc. Regarding Glory Estates Newberry
Addition Roadway Dedication; Letter from Bright House Networks
Regarding Notice of Application for State-Issued Certificate to Provide
Cable Television Service; Letter from The City of Quincy Regarding
City of Quincy Annexation; Letter to Willie Candidate Regarding
Procedural Options Improper Subdivision of Woodlawn Acres Lot #2.
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County
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meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such pur-
pose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which
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6 The Gadsden County Times September 13,2007

Midway to meet to decide fate of mayor pro tem

Times News Editor

Midway City Council mem-
bers Thursday set a date for a
meeting during which they are to
decide whether Mayor Pro Tern
Ella Barber should be removed
from office.
During the regular City
Council meeting, assistant city
attorney Larry White discussed
the allegation against Barber -
that she has had more than three
unexcused absences during her
term and added another.
"Another issue brought to my
attention by a member of the press
is that Mayor Pro Tem Barber
does not actually reside in
Midway," White said.
City Attorney John Williams
drafted a letter to the attorney gen-
eral last month asking for an opin-
ion on how to handle the issue.
Midway's city charter calls for

the removal of a council member
who accrues more than three
unexcused absences during his or
her term.
White said the attorney gener-
al's office sent a letter in response
indicating the issue is one that
should be handled by the council,
not a state agency.
Council members set a meet-
ing for Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at City
Hall to decide the matter.
Councilman Charles Willis
asked board members to reconsid-
er pressing the issue.
"Mayor and my colleagues,
the City Council needs to look at
what we is doing, whether it's
right," he said.
Willis later made a motion to
"excuse all past absences of
everyone on the board;"
Councilman Charles Smith sec-
onded the motion, which was
defeated 4-3.
Barber said she was ready to

see the issue resolved.
"When these allegations were
made, I did this for a matter of
record: I contacted Mr. Williams
by faxing City Hall. I didn't hear
back from him," she said.
"Williams says the news
media is sniffing around and
wants to know where I have my
residence. I think you can tell Mr.
Williams that he or the media or
whoever needs to check out for
themselves where I live."
Barber said in a phone inter-
view Tuesday that she believes
she has been "a victim of unfair
treatment from the media for a
long time."
She declined to give a specific
address, but did acknowledge she
has two residences, one in
Midway and one in Georgia.
"My residency I don't have
to prove anything," she said. "I
don't even have to qualify that
because Mr. Williams has been to

my mobile home."
Barber also alleged at least two
City Council members do not
reside in Midway.
"If they are going to investi-
gate me, they should do the same
for other council members," she
said. "I don't feel like they should
just single me out."
One of the council members
named by Barber flatly denied
live outside of Midway and gave a
Midway.address and an invitation
to visit. The other council member
could not be immediately reached
In other business, council
members approved a request from
the Eugene Lamb Jr. Foundation
to make improvements to the
Midway City Park and the
Eugene Lamb Jr. Recreation
Foundation President Deloris
Lamb told council members the
Foundation would revisit the issue

of creating a multipurpose room
in the recreation center which
some council members ques-
tioned in order to be able to pro-
ceed with other improvements.
"We will address the multipur-
pose room issue another time and
move ahead with the concession
stand and other improvements in
the park area adding bleachers, a
scoreboard, an announcer area
and two bathrooms," Lamb said.
The City Council approved

improvements to the park unani-
Also on Thursday, council
members approved a plat for
Taylor Ridge Subdivision.
Development of the small subdi-
vision off Knight's Road came
under fire from nearby residents
when it Was first proposed several
months ago; the matter has gone
back and forth between City
Council and the city's Planning
and Zoning Board since.

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Nurse Lisa Gaines wants the
under-18 set to know abstinence
pays off in more ways than one.
That's one reason she and other
community members are planning
a "Worth the Wait" youth absti-
nence rally for children in grades
six through 12 at Metropolitan
Cathedral of Truth in Havana
Sept. 22.
"We want to get to them before
'they say, 'Why didn't someone tell
me this before?'" she said
Thursday while addressing the
'Midway City Council during its,
regular meeting. "Statistics say 60
,percent of the youths in that age
bracket are undecided. We want to
give children the information, but
the parents are the strongest influ-
ence on children so we want them.
to attend too ... we are working on
incentives to let children know it
pays to wait."
Organizers will serve a compli-
mentary lunch during the rally,
,.which lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
,:and parents and students will be
*able to attend separate sessions

throughout the day. Youths will
have the chance to participate in
discussions with college students
on the issue of abstinence, while
parents can attend a session telling
them how to protect their children
from online predators.
. There will also be dance pre-
sentations throughout the day.
"We want. to prepare them to-
get the best out of their future,"
Gaines said.
In other presentations during
Thursday's meeting, Ana Palacios,
new manager for the local
Workforce Plus chapter, told
council members she would like
to arrange for a satellite office in
Midway to let area residents know

about the kinds of benefits avail-
able through the agency.
"We have programs for youths,
for those who are 55 and older ...
we want to have something set up
here in Midway," she said. "We'd
like to send a staff member who
can help residents with resume
writing, searching for a job online
and computer basics. I want to go
out and reach out to the rural com-
Palacios said she would like to
pilot the satellite office idea in
Midway, working half-days from
the Eugene Lamb Jr. Recreational
Center. The idea is still in the plan-
ning stages. Interim City Manager
Angela Poole said she's waiting to

hear back from the Area Agency
on Aging as do whether the
agency will be able to provide
Meals on Wheels for senior citi-
zens. The group would also likely
work out of the Eugene Lamb Jr.
Recreation Center, she said.


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The Gadsden County Times September 13,2007 7

Barineau to be speak at West Gadsden Historical Society meeting

The West Gadsden Historical
Society invites everyone to
attend their monthly meeting on
Sunday, September 16, at 3:00
p.m., in Gardner Hall, 150 E.
11th St., Greensboro.
Jim Barineau will present an


interesting program about the
restoration of the Federal Arsenal
located in Chattahoochee.
The arsenal, constructed dur-
ing the early mid-1800s, is one of
the oldest buildings in Gadsden
County and it is being restored

Tallahassee Watercolor Society to
The Tallahassee Watercolor Society will be
meeting on Sunday, September 16, from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. at the Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep dealership
located at 3987 W. Tennessee Street (on the corner
of W. Tennessee and Capital Circle NW). If you'd
like, bring a painting to share with the group
between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Bring paper and brush-

with the assistance of grants from
the Florida Department of State.
During the early years, many
settlers in the western part of our
county found safe refuge there
when word was received that
Indians had been seen in the area.

es if you'd like to try M. Graham paints. TaWS
President Eluster Richardson will demonstrate
this product for the group.

GCSO to host 'Meet and Greet'
The Sheriffs Office will be having a Meet and
Greet on Sept. 13th from 4p 7p at the Quincy
Track Field located on MLK Blvd. and S. Ninth
St. Refreshments will be served.

Come and hear about all the dif-
ferent uses the arsenal has had
during its approximately 150
years of existence and the current
restoration of this historic build-
ing. WGHS looks forward to
seeing you at that time.

For further information,
please call 850-442-4041 or e-
mail pvice@yahoo.com.
Thank you for your continued
support of the West Gadsden
Historical Society.

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committee. The nominees were organization. Lewis is a member of Greater
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Congressional district. "I brings teacher accountability to Stewart Street and was at
applaud Ms.. Brown for her the forefront through measures Gadsden Elementary Magnet
active voice and commitment to like the Florida Comprehensive School for a year, but my heart
the education of our children. I Assessment Test. Schools are was still at Stewart Street," she
join with the people of Gadsden graded based on FCAT results; said.
County in being incredibly proud those with low scores face state Lead and mentor teachers of
to have Ms. Brown as a teacher sanctions and are required to the TAP program, which is being
in our area." incorporate a school implemented at Shanks Middle
For Brown, the hearing improvement plan to insure School this year, earn
which was broadcast on the students are making adequate compensation for leading and
Internet was one of the most yearly progress. mentoring other teachers along
memorable moments of her life. One of the problems high- with a performance pay bonus
"It's an experience I'll never needs districts face, Brown said, system forthe entire school staff
forget," Brown said Tuesday. "It is the struggle to recruit teachers, that .rewards success in the
was awesome I can't really put "Being in a high-needs district classroom.
it into words." there are some challenges you The state Department of
During Monday's hearing, face one is teacher quality," Education pays for half of the
Brown highlighted some of the she said. "It's hard to recruit program; the local school district
successes her school has seen from FAMU and FSU because of pays the other half.
through the implementation of a the salaries here and the high That's the only reason TAP
Teacher Advancement Program. needs of the students. So they isn't in place at every Gadsden
An initiative of Gadsden County end up choosing to teach County School, James said.
Schools Superintendent Reginald elsewhere." "It's rather expensive," he said.
James, TAP was piloted at As a mentor teacher for TAP, "We really need them to put
Stewart Street in 2005 after the Brown saw firsthand- the more funding into it."
school was given a double F difference it made; ,Stewart But James is buoyed by the
status for scoring two Fs in five Street moved up two letter success of TAP and the selection
years. grades in one year and earned a of Brown for testimony before a
"That had a tremendous, B last year. Congressional committee.
negative impact ,on our In her 12th year of teaching, Brown was one of 30 chosen to
community and ve had .to do Brown attended Stewart Street as testify and the only educator
something," James said. "Our a child. She now divides her from Florida to do so.
schools were considered failing time teaching fifth-grade "That was a tremendous honor
according to NCLB requirements language arts and reading and for. Germaine anid it certainly
and that was unacceptable." The working with teachers at the was a tremendous honor for
NCLB Act, which is currently school through TAP. Stewart Street and the school
before Congress for re-approval, "I spent 11 years teaching at district," he said.

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By Joe Ferolito

Ted Cames touched the lives of many
people throughout the course of his life
life and a benefit to bring together his
high school college, business friends,
and family will be held September 22 at
the National Guard Armory in Quincy.
Ted was a supporter of his Alma Mater,

Robert F. Munroe Day School and his
support of his Alma Mater will be con-
tinued through this benefit.
The Robert "Ted" Carnes Memorial
Foundation has an open invitation for
everyone to join them on this special
occasion that will celebrate the life of
The event will include a presentation
of a Memorial Plaque to be presented to

his family which will be displayed at the
Munroe Day School. The plaque will
include names of supporters and busi-
nesses that have contributed to the
Also a bbq dinner will be served from
6:30 pm until 10 pm. Casual attire is
expected and the proceeds from the
event will go towards enhancing athletic
and academic facilities at Robert F.
Foundation members want it to be a
great time to remember and rejoice the
life of Robert "Ted" Carnes.
Week number two in my football pre-.
diction game went like week number
one. "I racked up another win.
My opponent, Wewahitchka High
School Finance Cleik Mary Holley did
well hitting 6 of 10 picks. I managed to
-make 8 of 10 though, and lifted my
record to 2-0 on the young season.
, This week I'm taking on the bosses'
son. Jeffery Ashcroft is junior at FSU.
I work part time at B&B Sporting
Goods in Tallahassee which is owned by
Jeffery's dad and mom Frank and Ann.
Jeffery also works there part time and
to be honest 1 quite enjoy working with
He is a graduate from Leon High

School where he played baseball for a
couple of years. He also graduated TCC
with his AA Degree.
He's getting a Business Management
Degree from FSU and he still plays
baseball as he's on the Tedsson baseball
team in the Tallahassee City League.
Like all college guys he likes to
attend his school's football games and he
likes to hang out... mainly with his cutie
pie girl friend, Shellie Yeomans.
He would also like to hang me out to
dry with his picks this week...
FSU over COLORADO-I go to
school there.
Gators have a young quarterback.
like Saben.
don't like Notre Dame.
CAROLINA-Never hear anything about
East Carolina.
Don't know much about either team,
USC over NEBRASKA-Because
they're number 1.
GIA TECH-Boston College in a good

FAMU over HOWARD-I'll go for the
home town team.
GINIA-Don't know about either of these
teams either.
I just hope he doesn't know more than
I do as I say it's.....
FSU over COLORADO-Noles need
this one bad.
Swamp will do Tennessee in.
don't like Saben.
A long season for the Irish.
CAROLINA-A toss uo game.
Vandy wants to be a bowl team.
USC over NEBRASKA-Huskers still
short of returning to big time status.
COLLEGE-Jackets are swarming on
FAMU over HOWARDWith their
back to the wall, Rattlers better strike.
GINIA-Neither team is very good but Ill
take the Heel's at home.
And '1l hope for another home win as
Jeffery and I differ THREE times.

Road win eludes EGHS, Jags nipped 9-7

by Suwannee

Times Sports Editor

A bad call, a bad snap, and.a
bad time to get a penalty, all had
a big hand in East Gadsden's 9-7
loss to Suwannee County Friday
night in Live Oak.
The bad call came late in the
first half when the Jaguars had
Suwannee County facing a
fourth-and-9 situation at the East
Gadsden 36 yard-line. A Bulldog
receiver was defiriately in motion
and no flag was dropped. A flag
was dropped on East Gadsden
and a phantom pass interference
penalty was called to keep the
Suwannee county drive alive. '
The Bulldogs went on to score
on a 1-yard sneak by David
Campbell and Austin O'Conner's
pat kick tied the score.at 7.

The bad snap came mid-way
the fourth quarter when the
Jaguars were forced to punt from
their 36. The snap went over
punter Eduardo Torres head and
he did a smart thing by kicking
the loose- ball through the end
zone rather than letting the
Bulldogs have it inside the East
Gadsden 10 yard line.
The play resulted in a safety
and gave Suwannee County a 9-7
lead. At the time it figured the
Jaguars would surely score, again
and the mafty. :naye.,w.6uldn't
figure in the final outcome.
It probably shouldn't have as
late in the game East Gadsden
had the ball on a first and goal sit-
uation at the Bulldog 1-yard line.
That's when the Jaguars were
penalized for a delay of game call
moving it to the Suwannee Co. 6.

The Bulldogs stiffened their
defense and forced an East
Gadsden field goal attempt
,which was blocked.
Suwannee then punted their
way out of trouble and held off a
last minute East Gadsden passing
flurry to get the win.
Things looked good early for
the Jaguars when they took a 7-0
first quarter lead that was set up
by a Marterricus Thomas fumble
recovery at the Suwannee 18.
Two plays later Thomas caught a
14-yard scoring pass from.
Jamaica Moore and Demetric
Cooper kicked the extra point..
That was to be the Jaguar
points for the night despite other
Moore finished with 108 pass-
ing yards with his favorite target
being Ricky Ray who caught 4

passes for 66 yards.
Defensively, East Gadsden
had several players with fine
Jakari Wilcoxson had 6 solo
tackles and a sack and was in on
several assists. Linemen Nick
Sweet and Michael Williams also
played some tough defense.
"We showed some good
improvement in our defensive
play." Jaguar head coach Scott
Anderson said.
"Our offense, however, was
East Gadsden is 2-1 on the
season and has the week off
before hosting Leon in their first
home game next week.
"We're going to use this week
to work on fundamentals, and
improve on aspects in all areas of
our game." Anderson said.

East Gadsden's Ronterrious Strongpicks up yardage in Friday
night's loss to Suwannee. (Photo courtesy of Paul Buchanan,

High Acoot football f apbate


Last week: Lost to Suwannee
County 9-7 It was a game the Jaguars
had an opportunity to win despite sever-
al things going against them.
Defensively East Gadsden played well
with linemen Jakari Wilcoxson, Nick
Sweet, and Michael Williams all stand-
ing out.
This week: The Jaguars are open and
will prepare for next week's opponent

Last week: Lost to Blountstown 14-
7. The Panthers battled witn the Tigers
in an even game that could have gone

either way. Marvin home and Gary
brown led -the defense and Antion
Bostick had 91 passing yards.
This week: At Crestview 8:30 pm
What to look for: Crestview and
West Gadsden both have losses to
Former Greensboro coach Jeff Webb
is the offensive coordinator for
"We need to use this opportunity to
improve in some areas and get ready for
the up coming 'district schedule."
Panther coach robert Jackson said.


Last week: Munroe was open.
This week: Bobcats play at Bell at
7:30 pm(edt).
What to look for: Munroe used last
week to bone up on both their offense
and defense.
Both aspects of the game were disap-
pointing to Coach adam reep in their
loss to Brandford. Bell and Branford.
played a close game in a kick-off clas-
sic son the Bobcats will probably have
their hands full.
"I hope to see improvement, and I
hope to escape injuries." Reep said.
"The district schedule begins next
week, so it's important that we play

FSU 34.UAB 24
Florida 59 Troy 31
Deleware St. 20 FAMU 7
This week
FSU at Colorado
Tennessee at Florida '
Howard at FAMU
Next week
Florida at Ole Miss
FAMU (open)
FSU (open)

High School
Suwannee 9 East Gadsden 7
Blountstown 14 West
Gadsden 7
Munroe (open)
This week
West Gadsden at Crestview
Munroe at Bell
East Gadsden (open)
Next week
Leon at East Gadsden
Aucilla at Munroe
Sneads at West Gadsden

PIayer Of The 1 We,

East Gasdsden
..... -

Jakari Wilcoxson

Jakari had 6 solo tackles, a sack and a

A ywM F 1Te J/54,

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Antonio bostick

number of assisted tackles in the Jaguars' Antonio passed for 91 yards and a tduch-
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and we're going to do what is best for the citizens. If
you're going to build a house right, you have to start
with a good foundation," he said.
"Also, we found out that a lot of things were not
getting done. He had not filed the proper papers and the
center had been losing money since June," said Willie
Scott, a four year veteran of the Board. Scott said that
he became disenchanted with Bickett and his
management style a few weeks ago when he was
preparing a presentation for the Board of County
Commissioners requesting funding in the 2008 budget.
"I was told by the office staff that Mr. Bickett said
they were not to give the members of the Board any
information regarding finances or anything else," Scott
said, adding "he should not be keeping secrets.from the
Board and I was very upset."
The search for a new director is underway.

Blountstown tops

West Gadsden 14-7

Ryan Baker rushed for 92 yards on 13 carries
and scored the winning touchdown on a 17-yard
romp mid-way the third quarter helping
Blountstown to a 14-7 win over West Gadsden in
Greensboro Friday night.
West Gadsden scored first in the contest when
Antiono Bostick threw a 24-yard touchdown
pass to Chris Williams.
Before the quarter was over the Tigers tied
things up on a 25-yard td run by Malcolm Ivory.
The teams battled evenly through the next
quarter before Baker's run in the third stanza.
It was pretty much an even game after that.
Blountstown evened their record at 1-1 with the
win. West Gadsden fell to 1-2.
"We had opportunities to win the game."
Panther head coach Robert Jackson said. "We
really played well enough to win. But so did
Blountstown and they walked off with the win."
The large crowd that was on hand saw
Bostick finish the night with 91 passing yards on
9 of 18 attempts. They also saw Gary Brown and
Marvin Home lead the West Gadsden defense
and Baker, an LSU commitment. lead the
Blountstown defense.
West Gadsden plays at Crestview this. Friday



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25-14, 25-11, 25-15

In volleyball action, North
Florida Christian remained
undefeated at the expense of the
visiting Lady Cats on Thursday.
Offense was on short supply as
senior Malorie McKinnon led in
kills with two and freshman set-
ter, Kristen Allen, finished with
six assists. Junior Ivie Thomas

stood out on defense with 8 digs
and Jill Purvis had two blocks.
NFC went to 4-0 while Munroe
dropped to 3-4.


The Munroe golf team lost to
Maclay but defeated Lincoln in
an 18 hole, tri-match held at
The Golf Club of Quincy on
Thursday. On the par 73 course,

Maclay's combined scores were
313, Munroe's was 329 and
Lincoln's total was 334. For
Munroe, senior Ben Young was
tops with a 76 followed by jun-
ior John-Hilton Revell with a
79,. Walker Cox and Clay
Kramm both shot in the 80's
with Cox-at 86 and Kramm at-
88. Maclay's Taylor Whiddon
of Quincy shot a 77. Munroe
dropped to 2-4 on the season.

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Ad Vajklem Ti\iis 3.ll)ll 26,000 26.000
UuIlyi \ Ta 10.001) 0I000
Charges for ices 46.000 10,150 154.150
Inltego 'mmenlal Re cnueLs 151,65 -65.139 61 (6.804
Licenses & PcmKit 500 500
FIres & Forfeitlurs 1,500 1 500
Interest EanedOlher 24.7001 24.700
Transfrs in and Other Finmniiimng SouIces
TOTA. REVENUES AND OTHER 2rl5.3,5 r1 l5.]l30 ]8.50 33,

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Public Sjflt) 9.171 1,000 00.170
Ph ical En\ ironmcnit 50.000 127,000 77.000
Transportjllon 43.I10I 43.810
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TR.LNSFER IN' OUT S1,s50 (18,850)

RESERVES 295,317 295317
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Last year's property tax levy:

A: Initially proposed tax levy...................... $ 26,385
B: Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes.............$ 1
C: Actual property tax levy........................ $ 26,384

This year's proposed tax levy.........................$ 28,932

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax
increase to be held on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 5:30 P.M. at
the Town Council Meeting Room, Gardner Hall; at 150 E. 11th St.,
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Kiwanis, Kittrell's
6 p.m., Gadsden County
Plann!ng an Zoning
commissioners' meeting
6 p.m., NAACP, 14 West
Jefferson St., Quincy

Friday, Sept. 14
p.m., opening reception
and awards ceremony at
Gadsden Arts Center for
Tallahassee Watercolor
SocieWs Brush Strokes

Tuesday, Sept. 18
.1 p.m., Quincy Rotary
Club at Quincy Womelf's
6 p.m, Gadsden County
commissioners' meeting
6:30 p.m., Quincy Lion's
Club, 37 N. Cleveland St.

Ted Cames Memorial
Foundation Dinner

The Robert 'Ied" Carnes
Xlemorial Foundation,
establishe4:4y ftiejRds of
Jd. will hold. adinner
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memory on Septeniber
22, -?()07. 'I'lle evellt N.ijj
beheldat the Quinc-,
Annori, located at 2049
P'at I'llonlas Parlkvav in

The Program beginsat
6.10 pmi-and vvill
include a barbecue dinner
and event honoring'ld
Carries, Tickets are
$50.00 and Can be
purchased at dic door or
in advanceb)" Calling
850-508-1599- Orders
rect-lived after September
14 may be picked up at
the, door,
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Big Bend Habitat for Humanity building

first home in Quincy as volunteers and

sponsors come together for charity

Times Editor
If Regina Goldwire was tired
from all that hammering and her
first experience at construction,
it didn't show. Not even the
midday heat that hovered in the
90s couldn't wipe the smile off
her face.
"I'm really happy," Goldwire
said, smiling from ear to ear.
In about 12 weeks, Goldwire
and her two daughters will be
moving into their new home on
East Clark Street in Quincy. The
home is the first for Goldwire
and the first in the county built
under the auspices of the Big
Bend Habitat For Humanity, Inc.
which is the result of a merger
between the Gadsden and Leon
county organizations last year.
Land for the home was donated
by the City of Quincy and
hundreds of volunteers are
expected to donate time and
money before the completion;of
the project. Habitat For
Humanity is by no means a
giveaway program. Goldwire,
and all recipients of a Habitat
home are also expected to put in
what is called "sweat equity."
That is, they must work to help
construct the home they will
"I have to volunteer 100 hours
personally and 400 hours of what
they call 'golden hours' from
friends and family. Saturday, my
cousin Johnny Pennick and two
on my nephews, Dean Curry and
Reginald Dixon, Jr. volunteered,"
she said.
With* hammer in hand and a
carpenter's apron around her
waist, Goldwire dug in beside
volunteers mostly from the
Quincy Branch of Premier Bank
and the Gadsden County Men of
Action. Volunteers started
showing up just before daybreak
and by mid-morning the site was
buzzing with people.
Quincy resident Dewey Jetton
was at the site Friday afternoon
with Steve Craig, construction
supervisor. The two were getting
things ready for Saturday
morning. This is Jetton's first
tim6 volunteering with Habitat
For Humanity. The experience,
he said, has been a good one.
Before Saturday the only
experience Goldwire had with a
hammer and nails was hanging a
picture. By. Saturday afternoon
she'knew the construction lingo
and was able to hammer nails
with the best of them.
"It was a great experience. I
learned a lot and I wanted to
thank each and every volunteer. I
especially want to thank Premier
Bank and Piggly Wiggly for all
'BEep -s~ l~r

that they did," she said.
Goldwire learned about Habitat
For Humanity two years ago.
when she attended a county-
sponsored first time homebuyers
class. She said she learned about
the organization and attended a
workshop, and before 'leaving,
signed up for a home that night.
For two years she was on the
waiting list but she never gave
up on becoming a homeowner.,
When completed, the home will
be worth $78,500 but to
Goldwire it means so much more
than money. She and her
daughters currently live with her
mother in a mobile home. For the
first time she will ,be a
homeowner and her kids will
have their own bedrooms. It nice,
she said, living with her mother
but it's time to leave.
And she can' afford the move.
,She has taken classes in what it
takes to be a homeowner where
she has learned the
responsibilities that go along
with property ownership. She has
Sa 30-year, fixed rate mortgage. .
Premier Bank was a major
sponsor and Bruce Rowan, city

president, said the organization
has worked with Habitat For
Humanity in Tallahassee for the
past six or seven years. The
Goldwire home was the second
that Rowan has personally
worked on and he said when the
Quincy house came up he
requested that the bank be a
sponsor. Saturday, .nine bank
employees volunteered.
"It's an excellent program and I
find that the. people are very

Left, by noon Saturday,
volunteers had raised the
second wall on Big Bend
Habitat for Humanity's first
home. Right, Premier Bank
President Bruce Rowan shows
his skill with a hammer while
working on the home.

grateful," Rowan said, adding.
"we provided food and most of
all, manpower."
Premier Bank Board member
Lester Black told the Men of
Action about the house during a
recent meeting and asked his
fellow members to volunteer.
Saturday about seven showed up
and spent the day.
John Youmans said he had
thought about volunteering in
Leon County but never got

Above, Gadsden County Men
of Action volunteer John
Youmans and homeowner
Regina Goldwire worked side-
by-side in the midday heat.
Left, Steve Craig (rear),
Habitat For Humanity
construction supervisor, and
local volunteer Dewey Jetton
were prepping the home site
Friday afternoon is getting
ready for the onslaught on
volunteers Saturday morning.

around to it.
But now that he has retired, he
said, after Saturday's gratifying
experience, he plans to volunteer
about three days a week.
Youmans said he has a lot of
experience in construction.
Lou Amesto, executive director
for Habitat For Humanity, was
elated with the volunteers who
showed up at the project, site and
the caliber of work.
"Isn't it great?" she asked.

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Barfield, Mrs. Grace

Mrs. Grace Bishop Barfield 91,
of Quincy, Fl. Died Saturday,
September 8, 2007 in Quincy,
McClellan Funeral Home was in
charge of the services. She is
survive by one son Kenneth
(Mary) Barfield of Quincy, five
grandsons Kenneth L. Barfield,
Tim Brumby, John Paul Brumby
all of Tallahassee, Fl. Kevin
Brumby of Bainbridge, Ga. and
James Franklin Bloodworth of
Iraq and several great grandchil-

Funeral Home

Marshall, Abraham, Jr.

Abraham Marshall, Jr. 69 of
Quincy, Fl died on Tuesday,
September 4, 2007 in Quincy, Fl
Williams Funeral Home was in
charge of the services. He is sur-
vived by two daughters: Louise
Marshall of Tallahassee, Fl and
Bobbie Jean Frost (Charlie) of
Quincy, Fl. One son: Terrance
Marshall of Quincy, Fl orie
Brother: Joseph Marshall (Vera)
of Quincy, Fl. Three sisters
Janie House (Wallace)
Rochester, N.Y. Lyndia Collins
(John) of Jacksonville, Fl and.
Rhodella Hinson (Wash) of
SQuincy, Fl. 12grandchildren and
5 great-grandchildren.


Turner, Melvin Sr.

Melvin Turner
Sr. 83 of
Quincy, died
September 8,
2007 in
Quincy, Fl.
Service will be
2: "00pm
Saturday, September 1.5 at
Tabernacle COC.withoburial at
Tabernacle Church Cemetery.
Visitation will Friday,
September 14, 2007 from
3:00pm-8:00pni at Bradwell
Mortuary. Melvin was born
Mayp.10, 1924 in Ft. Gaines Ga.
to Moses and Elizabeth Turner,
he is married to Emma Pearl
Turner on December 1944. He
was Farmer, attended St. Lukel
Elementary School (5th),
Melvin was a Deacon at
Tabernacle, St. Luke Missionary
Baptist Church in FotGaines,
Ga. Survivors include spouse of
63 years Emma Pearl Turner of
Quincy, Fl. Five sons Freddie
Turner, Calvin Turner,Jimmy L.
Turner all of Quincy, Fl. Melvin
Donnell Turner of Bainbridge,
GA, Willie Turner of Havana,
F1, Two Daughters Inell Thomas
of Quincy, Fl. and Lorene
Gaillard of Gretna, Fl..One sis-
ter Minnie C. Hutchins of
Blakley, GA, two Sister-in-Law
Willie Vera Hunter, Naomi
Shirley both of Gretna, Fl. 21
grandchildren, 18great-children
a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends. Three

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Bronson, Nearrie

Nearrie Speights Bronson, 98
of Quincy, died Friday,
September 7th at River Chase
Care Center in Quincy. She was
born April 3, 1909 in Marianna,
FL, daughter of the late Mary
and Wyatt Speights. Moving
from Jackson County at an early
age, she was a lifelong resident
of Quincy, worked as a farm
laborer, a devoted and oldest
member of Friendship Primitive
Baptist Church, where she was
the mother of the church.
Funeral Services will be
Saturday, September 15th, 11
AM; Friendship Primitive
Baptist Church, with burial at
the church cemetery in Quincy,
Elder Cedric Spradley officiat-
ing. Visitation will be Friday,
September 14th 6 to 8 at Madry
Chapel. She is survived by two
Daughters Thelma Shaw (also
her caregiver) of Quincy, Fl and
Sarah Blair who she raised
(Clem) of Gretna, Fl. Three
sons, Fred Bronson (Vera
Wilson) Howard Matthews who
she raised (Gloria) both of
Quincy, Bobby Bronson (Carol)
of St.Petersburg, Fl. Devoted
former daughter-in-law; Lula
Mae Bronson of Quincy, Fl, a
host of grand, great, and great
great grandchildren, other rela-
tives and friends.


Hicks, James

James Hicks, "a E ''
73 of Quincy, ,
died Monday,
September E
10th at1
Memo.r i 41
Healthcare in
Tallahassee. He was born
January 12, 1934 in Albany, GA
to the late James and Lottie
Hicks. He worked at the Kroger
Center; Tallahassee, for over
twenty years, before retiring in
2002., He was a member of
Greater Tanner Chapel A.M.E.
Church, where he served as a
trustee and member of the mass
choir. He was one of the original
members of the Spiritual
Harmonizers and also sang with
the Fellowship Mass Choir.
Funeral Services will be
Saturday, September 15th, 2:00
PM at Greater .Tanner Chapel
A.M.E. Church, with burial at
the Sunnyvale Cemetery in
Quincy, the Rev. Elizabeth E.
Yates officiating. Visitation will
be Friday, September 14th, 6 to
8 at Greater Tanner Chapel
A.M.E. Church
Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel in charge of arrange-
ments. He is survived by:
Wife: Dorothy Evelyn Hicks;
four sons: Carl Edward Hicks
(Yvonne), James Jerome Hicks
Larry Hicks (Melva) and
Shadrick Jefferson; three daugh-
ters: Mary Dewberry, Judy
Sherman (Michael), Nekeshia
Hicks; five sisters, two brothers,
18 grandchildren, five great
grandchildren, a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and



Clark, Mrs. Mavis

Mrs. Mavis Jackson Clark 92,
died peacefully in her sleep. On
Monday, September 10, 2007 at
the home of her daughter in Fort
Walton Beach, Florida, she was
born November 6, 1914 in
Doerun, Colquitt, Georgia. She
graduated from Greensboro
High School and was a member
of Flat Creek Baptist Church
where she played the piano, and
sometime sang in the choir. She
taught Sunday School for many
years and belonged to the
Church's quilting bee, she
worked at the Greensboro,
Florida Train Depot and later at
Belk's Sores in Quincy, Florida
and Moultrie, Ga. Church and
Family were her life, she
enjoyed cooking, canning,
sewing, quilting, working in her
vegetable and flower gardens
and doing anything in the
church. For several years she
lived at the Hatton House
Seniors Center in Sneads, Fla.
Mavis was preceded in death by,
her parents: John Noel Jackson
and Clara Frances Wells
Jackson, brothers: Hollis,
Emery and Lynwood Jackson
Sister; Irma Jackson Bell, her
late husband Harold William
Clark and her Great-grandsoni
Matthew Chase Roberts. She
leaves behind brothers Lloyd
and Clovis Jackson and their
wives Bera and Dell Jackson
and her sister Vivian Lewis,
Daughter Carolyn Clark Barrow
and her son Donald Jackson
Clark, Sr., Grandchildren Diane
Clark Rogowski, Donald Clark,
Jr., Amy Clark Roberts, Lynn
Barrow Forester, and Clark'
Stephen Barrow. Great-
Grandchildren Shane
Rogowski, Jacob Forester,
Brain Roberts, and Heather
Roberts. She also leaves behind
a daughter-in-law Shirley Harris
Clark, and son-in-law George
Earnest Barrow and many
nieces and nephews. Graveside
services will be held Friday,
September 14, 2007 11:00 am at
the Flat Creek Baptist Church
Cemetery, Greensboro, Florida.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home, Quincy, Florida is in
charge of arrangements


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Organizational meeting planned

for new Moose Service Center

SAn organizational meeting to
charter a new Moose Service
Center in this area is scheduled
for September 13th, 2007 at
The Bottom Lounge 961 East
Jefferson Street Quincy. The
purpose of this meeting is to
explain to all interested citi-
zens what the Loyal Order of
Moose has to offer to you indi-
vidually, and to your communi-
ty. The Moose is a private fra-
ternal order, an international
organization of men. and
women, dedicated to caring for
young and old, bringing com-
munities closer together, and
celebrating life. These princi-
ples are perpetuated through
independent Moose Service
Centers, Activity Centers and
Family Centers, housing
Lodges and Chapters compris-
ing more than a million men
and women throughout the
United States, 'Canada,
Bermuda and Great Britain.
The Moose supports thou-
sands of programs that bring
communities closer together,

Hospice room created at health care center

Covenant Hospice recently
partnered with Capital Health
Care Center to decorate a spe-
cial room where individuals can
receive supportive care in :a
homelike setting. Covenant
donated the furnishings that are

intended to enhance the environ-
ment of the patient and family
during this special time.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-
profit organization dedicated to
providing comprehensive, com-
passionate services to patients

and loved ones during times of
'life-limiting illnesses.
Covenant partners with over
200 health care facilities to pro-
vide high quality hospice servic-
es to individuals who reside

provide for the youth of
Mooseheart Child City &
School near Chicago, and care
for .aged members at the
Moosehaven retirement com-
munity in Florida. Members
also enjoy benefits and dis-
counts on goods and services
all across North America.
To find out more about the
Moose organization, we invite
anyone interested.to attend this
organizational meeting. Please
also visit us beforehand at

Chrrcb news

Green, Dahyrll Turhan

Dah yr 1 1 *,
Turhan "Dee"
Green, 56 of
Quincy, died
September 8th
at Tallahassee
Healthcare in Tallahassee. He
was born June 4, 1951 in Quincy,
FL, son of Gladys Louise Smith
Green and Ulysses Green, attend-
ed the public schools of Gadsden
County and graduated from
Carter-Parramore High School;
he attended Stillman College in
Tuscaloosa, AL on a four year
basketball and football scholar-
ship; member of Mt. Zion
Primitive Baptist Church and a
skillful construction laborer and
painter. He was joined in holy
matrimony to Ms. Wanda Lee
Robinson on January 10, 1984 in
Quincy. Funeral Services will be
Friday, September l14th, 10AM,
graveside at Sunnyvale Cemetery
in Quincy. Visitation will be
Thursday, September 13th 5,to 7
at Madry Chapel Madr\
Memorial Funeral Chapel in
charge of arrangements .He is
survived by:, wife Wanda Lee
Robinson Green of Quincy, Fl,
four daughters, Larissa M.
Standard of Midway, Fl, Diana
Green, Alashia Vemitta Green,
Katina Marie Green 'all of
Quincy, FL. One Son, Michael
Robinson of Quincy, Fl. Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Green of
Quincy, Fl. One Sister Marnita
Green of Quincy, Fl. Four Aunts:
Cornell Wood (High smith) of
Tucsonan, Mazie Jackson of
Brooklyn, NY, Brenda Gail
Smith of Jacksonville, H, Ola
Mae Brooms and LeTheria Smith
Peters both of Quincy, Fl. One
Great Atunt Ada Mae Jenkins of
Tifton, A, One Uncle John Smith,
Jr. of Clarksville, TN, Two Sister-
in-laws: Catherine Robinson of
Quincy, FL and Deloris Robinson
of Detroit, MI; Three Brother-in-
laws John Henry Philyaw
(Genell) of Oxnrd, CA, Michael
Bines of Tallahassee, FL and
Charles Robinson %Of Atlantic
City, NJ. Six grandchildren, a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins
and other relatives and friends.



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The Holy Light
Missionary Baptist

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, as well as us.
The guest speaker will be
Reverend Dr. Bartholomew
Banks, President of the
Progressive Missionary and
Education Baptist State
Convention of Florida, Inc. and
Pastor of St. John Progressive
Missionary Baptist Church of
Tampa, Florida.
As we continue in the steadfast,
service of preparation, we look
forward to you being a part in
Helping us lift up the name of
our dear Savior. If you cafi't
participate at this time, your
prayers and financial. support
will be greatly appreciated. Yet,
we thank you in advance for
your willingness to fellowship
with us.
For further information, please
contact Deaconess Cora Ann
Smith at (850) 562-6799; (850)
509-2620 or Sister Shelia
Ijarris-Foster at (850) 875-
4328; (850) 567-6115.

Annual Sunday School

House of Comfort and Refuge
Ministries extends a special
invitation for the community to
share in our annual Sunday
School Celebration Friday,
September 14, through Sunday,
September 16, 2007. The

Celebration begins Friday with
Family hour at 7;00 p.m. contin-
ues on September 16 with
BOOM Sunday (bring one or
more) at 10:00 followed by
Morning Worship Services at
11:30. The Close out
Celebration and Worship
Service will be at 3:30 on
Sunday, September 16, with
special guest speaker Evangelist
Dorothy Colbert. House of
Comfort and Refuge Ministries
is located on the corner of
Washington and Sweet Street
(right off of US 27 north) in the
Town of Havana our phone # is
850-593-3434.Elder Lionel
Leonard is the pastor.

Life Deliverance
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SCelebrating the Life

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

Tallahassee FL, will be cele-
brating its' Annual Victorious
Women's Conference on
September 21-23, 2007. On
September 21st the speaker will
be Apostle Sharon Billins from
Columbus, Georgia with servic-
es starting at 7 pm. On
September 22nd we will be
hosting a health fair from 9:00-
2:30 pm, registration is $20.00
for Adults and $10.00 for youth
girls ages 9-17 (Continental
Breakfast and Lunch). On
September 23rd the speaker will
be Evangelist Mattie
McClinton from Albany,
Georgia with services starting at
11 am. Come and be blessed!!
For further information please
call 850-671-2982. Contact per-
son: Co-Pastor Phyllis Watkins.

Mt. Olive Primitive
Baptist Church

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist
Church of Thomasville GA
The leadership of Elder Ronnie
Fields. Would like to invite
family and friends to come and
Worship with us on Sunday,.
Sept. 16, 2007 at 11:00. Theme:
A man that hath friends must
Show himself friendly; and
there is a friend that sticketh
Closer than a brother. Proverbs
We are located on 819 Fletcher
St. Thomasville Ga

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church news

Intercessory prayer ., each
Monday and Tuesday 12:00
noon, Wednesday at 7:00pm
Bible study and youth teaching.
Mass Choir Rehearsal Thursday,
at 7:00 pm all choir members
are asked to be present. The
Matrons are asked to meet in the
District Matrons meeting at Mt.
Cili' ar Primitive Baptist
Church Saturday at 4:00 pm.
Church School Sunday morning
9:30 am. Morning worship
Sunday morning at 11:00 am,
the church will fellowship with
Zion Hope Primitive Baptist
Church Sunday evening at
The Clothes Closet and food
pantry is available for those
needing this service, ,we were
able to serve one family of five
last week.
If you need assistance please
call 627-2442.
Through faith we understand
that the world were framed by
the words of God, so that'things,
which are seen, were not made
of things, which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3.


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verse of the week:
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have
faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove and hence to
yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible with you.
Matthew 17:20 (KJV)

As Me Qte of a M tAd S
faith can be talked about many different ways, but let's see what our verse for
the week has to say about it. The Lord is talking to the disciples, who had just
tried to cast out a demon that they could not cast out. They were trying tp figure
out wh the couldn't cast him out and Jesus tells them that it's because of their
unbelief. Because they
didn't believe they could
do it, they couldn't.
That's what faith really
boils down' to, If we
believe God can do it, He
probably will. However
;swe really have to believe
4 deep down, not just on
: the surface. He said we
had to have faith as the
grain of a mustard seed.
--- If we really believe and
hold onto that faith we
can "move mountains!"

FavaL ltlj tor e ThiLs Wee a:
lake a trip to the local teed store and get some mustard seeds and discuss tfiith a. a
Favu .

Sunday Monday
I John 2 1 John 3

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Missionary Baptist

Blessed Hope Missionary
Baptist Church Announcements
September 15th 7:30 p.m. Youth
Anniversary (Elder Lloyd
Graham-guest Preacher)
September 16th 2:45 p.m. Choir
Union (hosted by Blessed Hope)
September 22nd 7:00pm
Building Fund Program (Elder
Roosevelt Smith-guest Preacher)
,September 27th-30th Pine
Bloom Mb Association Fifth
Sunday Union (hosted by New
Macedonia MB Church Elder
Alvin Bush Chairman/Elder
Nathaniel Trumpet, Moderator
October 10th-14th Wednesday-
'Sunday (Pine Bloom MB
Association (hosted by New Hope
MB Church) Elder Rudolph Neely
Pastor/Elder N.Trumpet

Church of Jesus Christ
Holy Mission Pentecostal

Elder James M. Jones, Pastor.
North 65 Attapuglus Hwy
We will be having a Revival (3)
nights, beginning September 12-
14,2007, Time 7:30 nightly, Come
here a young man of God, he's
about 25 years old, Minister John
Machlin from Havana, Florida

City Side Music

City Side Music Ministries is
giving away a 7 track inspira-
tional Christian Rap CD, cd' fea-
tures George Simmons, Praise
with, a Purpose. and Brother
Terrell all ministering the word
thru music; The CD is intended
for parents who want to get their
youth and teenagers involved in
Christ thru music, the cd is title
"A Million and one Souls
Saved" the songs are very up
lifting and speaks on the fruits of
the .spirit and staying motivated
in Christ. If you would like one
or more free copies delivered or
mailed to you call Holy Hustle
Entertainment @ 491-3284 or
City Side Ministries @224-2489

Faith Heritage Church

Faith Heritage Church is
announcing their homecoming
service for September 16, 2007,
special guest speaker this year is

1 John 4

Wednesday Thumd-iy
I Jotm5 2Johnl

Michael Mcal r
Wade, Jr.
Michael is a
native of
Quincy, he
has been
married tb
Jessica Carr
of Havana Michael and-
for six years Jessica Wade
and' is the son
of Mike and Cynthia Wade of
Quincy. He is a 1999 graduate of
Tallavanna Christian School,
Michael received his Bachelor of
Science degree with' a major in
Church Ministries with a special-
ization in Counseling Psychology
from Southwestern Assembly of
God University in Waxahachie,
Texas. He is currently working on
his Master's Degree from Liberty
University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Michael is currently an Associate
Pastor and Youth Pastor of Harvest
Ministries in Jacksonville, Pastor
Michael and wife Jessica served as
Youth Pastors for Faith Heritage
Church for 3 years before moving
to Jacksonville. We look forward
to having Pastor Michael join us
for this special event.

Family and Friends
.On Sunday, September 16, 2007
New Zion M.B. Church (Rev.
James Atkins, Pastor) will be
observing their annual Family and
Friends day, 2nd Elizabeth M.B.
Church family (Rev. General
Bryant, Pastor) from Quincy,
Florida will conduct the 3:00 p.m.
worship seirice. We are inviting
all community churches and mem-
bers to join us in this occasion, if
you have any question please con-
tact Sis. Tylisa Chapman-Thomas
at 663-3901 or Sis. Diane White at

Greater Harvest
Christian Fellowship

Dr. Gerald Thomas, Sr., Senior
Thursday, September 13, @
.6pm, Intercessory Prayer
Thursday, September 13, @
7pm, Christian Education
Monday, September 17th @
Greater Harvest Family Night, sin-
gles Ministry, couples and mar-
riage Ministry, Children and Youth
Ministry, 55 and Older Ministry
Tuesday, September 18th
@7pm, Tuesday Nights Together
Wednesday, September 19th
@6pm, Children and Youth Choir
Thursday, September 20th

3Johnl JUde I

@6pm, Intercessory Prayer
SThursday, September
20th@7pm, Christian Education

African Methodist
Episcopal Church

"You made him ruler over the
works of your hands; you put
everything under his feet."(Psalms
8:6) On behalf of the Marianna
District of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church. We would like
to take this opportunity to wel-
come our beloved Presiding Elder
back for another Coinlfetence yeai,
along with his lovely wife Sis.
Rosa Barkley. We would like to
thank Elder George T. Barkley for
his sincere Service and dedication
to the Marianna District, we are
looking forward to a prosperous
year. As our Bishop of the
Eleventh Episcopal District
Bishop McKinley Young stated,.
"Let's stop sitting on the premises
and start standing on the promis-
es!" We the members of the
"Greater Union Chapel A.M.E.
Church, would also like to-take a
moment to welcome our illustrious
pastor The Rev. Carl L. Hill and
his Lovely wife Sis. Emma Hill to
yet another year of Preaching and
Teaching God's word, God's way.

Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries, Inc.

Sunday School every Sunday at
9:45 am, Sunday Service every
Sunday at 11: am, Praise and
Worship every Wednesday at 7:30
pm.. T.I.T.T.S. Victorious
Women's Conference 2007
September 12-15, He's Still
Going To Do It" September 12,.
Pastor Lorraine Gibson of
H.E.P.M., September 13,Apostle
Rosilyn Copeland of H.E.P.M.
September 14, Pastor Reneita
Allen-Dixon of Ecclesia Outreach
Ministries, September 15,
10:00am Dr. Janet Clary of Janet
Clary Ministries 7:30 .pm
Prophetess Debra Wooden of
God's Dare Ministries of
Marianna, Fl. September 16,
Apostle Copeland at Prayer
Temple (Tallahassee) 4:00pm.
September 18-21 "Seasons Are
Changing" Revival- Part I speak-
er Evangelist Curtis Lollis 7:30
pm nightly at H.E.P.M.
September 22, Miracle Service at
H.E.P.M. 12:00 noon September
24, H.E.P.M. at Shiloh Outreach
Pastor Jerome Pendleton,
September 26-28 "Seasons are
Changing" Revival Part I contin-
ued speaker Evangelist Curtis
Lollis 7:30 pm nightly at
H.E.P.M. for more information
contact Pasty Henry at 875-44-97
Mon-Fri 10:30am -3:30pm. Visit
our website at iicorministries.com


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circus provides. A circus is a performance or a group of performers that have
extraordinary talents. Some of these talents include animal training, acrobat-
ics, daredevils, and the comedians of the show, clowns. Clowns serve as
comic relief to the tense acts of the performers.
The earliest known circus dates back to ancient Rome. The coliseum and
other similar open stadiums were built for an array of different performances,
such as juggling, chariot races, mock battles, and real man-to-man combat.
The ancient Romans also trained animals, as The circus still does today. The
,vord circus orginates from these times, it is derived from Latin and means
circle, a description of the circular stadium used to house the performances.
The modern circus that we recognize.today is believed to have originated
from England in the late 1700's. The man credited with starting the modern
circus was Philip Astley. Astley was a horse trainer who performed feats such
Ias riding a horse, standing up on one leg. He created the circus nng as a ring
for horses to gallop around. Today, this ring is still the same design and size,
about 42 feet in diameter. The modern circus that Astley founded was per-
formed mostly under tents and has become one of the most recognizable
'symbols of a circus. In more recent times, circuses have evolved even more.
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If you would like to share news about
your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.

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Mack Lee Hill Scholarship Fund meeting set for

The Mack Lee Hill Scholarship
Fund will hold its monthly
meeting on Sunday, September
16 @ 3:00. p.m. at New Bethel
Multi-Purpose Building on
Highway 90 East across from
Urgent Care. The public and the
Carter-Parramore Class of 1960
are invited to attend the meeting.
Members please plan to attend to
help establish and make the
scholarship fund a success. If you
have any questions about

contributing to the fund, please
contact Marzell Hill at 559-0845
or Tomicenia Butler @ 627-2388.
Anyone wanting to make
monetary contributions may do
so at:
Capital City Bank
C/o Mack Lee Hill Scholarship
4 East Washington Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

Happy 1st Birthday,

Ja'Mari DeOndre Favors turned 1
on August 30, 2007. He celebrated
his birthday with family and friends
on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at
5p.m. at Pizza Hut. Ja'Mari is the
son of Patricia Bums and Marcellus
Favors. He's the little brother of
Ja'Niya Fisher. His maternal
grandparents are Debra and Patrick
Burs Sr. His paternal grandparents
are Brenda and John Favors. He is
the godson of Shmecia Burns.

AaJane Sharease Brown
turns one

AaJane Sharease Brown turned
one on September 7, 2007; she is
daughter of ShiRonda. Young and
Roderick Brown. Her
grandparents are Jeanette Young,
Arthur Brown, Linda West and
Willie B. Brown Sr. Godparents
are Tyrone Scott and Wanda
Threatts, AaJane will celebrate
her birthday on .Friday,
September 14, 2007 at the home
of her great-grandmother.

Guess who's turning 1

A'ziya Jhane Williams is
celebrating her 1st birthday on
Saturday, September 22, 2007 at
3:00pm. The party will be at
Palmer Monroe Rec. Center in
Tallahassee, she is the daughter
of the proud parents Mr. and Mrs.
Darvin Williams, Grandparents
are Rutha West and Tommy L.
Britt JR, and Godparents are
Nahketa Kirkland, Angelo
Walker, Shandra Wright and

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Beulah announces its
2007 'Three Days of
Power' Revival

The Beulah Hill Missionary-
-Baptist Church in Gretna, will
hold its 2007 "Three Days of
Power Revival" beginning
Sunday, September 23rd, through
Tuesday, September 25. The
Sunday Revival Service will be
held at the 11:00a.m. Worship
Service and the Monday and
Tuesday evening services will be
held at 7:00p.m. The Guest
Evamgelist is Rev. Windell
Smith, Pastor of the Hopewell
Baptist Church in Dalton,
"We have brought in Pastor
Smith, who has one of the most
dynamic ministries in the
southeast" Said Rev. Matthew M.
Carter II, pastor of Beulah Hill.
"Our purpose as a church is to be
a "Christ centered Bible based
Church where everybody is
somebody and Christ is all!" The
entire community is welcome and
invited to celebrate this revival.
Anyone needing further
information, please call. Beulah
Hill Church at 856-9203.

First Annual Men's
Conference of Jubilation

Thene: "Educating men for
Hosea 4:6 and Galatians 5:1
September 13, 14, and 15 2007
Randy Williams (Worship &

Elder Roberto A. Castillo (stand
with Authority) Prophet C.Wells
(Deliverance & Healing) Thursday
night-September 13, 2007(7:00pm)
Guest Speaker: Bishop Randy
Williams Friday night (7:00pm)
Guest Speaker: Elder Roberto A.
Castillo Saturday morning-
September 15, 2007 (Men's
Retreat) Prayer Breakfast
(SEPTEMBER 15, 2007) 8:00 am
Kingdom Financing (Min. Anthony
Mathews) Gifts of the Ministry
(Min. Terry Diggs) Healthy Living
(Min. Cedric Chandler) Operating
in Seedtime and Harvest (Min.Vann
Riggins) Word of Encouragement
(Pastor Arthur Riggins) Saturday
night(7:00 pm) Guest Speaker:
Prophet C. Wells. Location: Shiloh
Church of Christ Written in
Heaven, Directions: From Hwy 90
turn North on Adams St. by the
Courthouse, head N about 8 miles
turn right on Mt. Calvary Church
Rd. Then left on Mt. Hosea Church

Rd. then right on Cox Rd. Info:
Minister Anthony Mathews 627-
7495, Minister-Terry Diggs 590-
1240, Minister Van Riggins 556-
6797, Minister Cedric Chandler
339-4826. Pastor Lee Horace

New Hope M. B.

New Hope. M. B. Church
Mission depoiment will be
sponsoring : an' "Extraordinary
Mission Program" on Sunday,
September 16, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
The speaker for the occasion will
be Minister Anthony Chambers.
Also, the 'Women Home Missions
from affiliated churches will
perform an inspirational skit. This
program is being sponsored on
behalf of the upcoming Pine
Bloom Missionary Baptist
Association, which will be held at
New Hope in October 2007. The

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Happy Ist Aqnniversary
JN, i...i \ Mrs. Terranei and Yeshiea
"'hllav;: erlebratrd their I year anniver-
HaC r oin Sptember 9, 2007. The happj
I:.-'pl' celebrated their special day by
h,,.'r- ~ small get together with family
i 'anj Ircd- ds followed by a trip to Orlando.
.' The y b.:lh look forward to having many
mc' i ore rs of marriage and celebrating
-. Ic.ihr May God eonlinue to bless the
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Patrick C. Kelly Jr. to
turn one

Patrick C. Kelly Jr. will be
turning one on September
'15,2007, he and friends ,will
celebrate this day on Saturday,
September 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm
(Beralin Heights Park). Patrick is
best Known as Mannie, Man-
Maine and Noona, He is the son
of Crystal McMullen and Patrick
C. Kelly SR., and his maternal
grandparents are Cathy and
Henry King. .Paternal
grandparents are Alice and Leroy
Kelly, he is the brother of
'Princess, Jaylen and Janiya
Kelly. Patrick enjoys playing
with family and friends, the
theme for Patrick party will be
the Character Elmo.

Healthy Statrt
Coalition sets meeting
on infant mortality

The Gadsden Community
Healthy Start Coalition invites
you to a Community Meeting on
Infant Mortality Awareness in
Gadsden County. The meeting
will be held at the Greater
Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church in
Quincy on September 11, at 6:00
Food and drinks' will be
provided, the event is sponsored
by Gadsden Community Healthy
Start Coalition. The Center for
Health Equity and Mother Care

Guy Strickland turns 100

Guy Strickland was joined by
friends and family as he
celebrated his 100th birthday
on Sunday, September 2. The
party held was held at the First
Baptist Church in Tallahassee,
where he has been a member
for more than 60 years. Mr.
Strickland was born and raised
in Gadsden County, and has
lived in Tallahassee for over 70
years. He is shown here with his
daughters, Thelma Freeman of

The substance, that helps move hurt
from bereaved hearts and souls is
friendship. We thank you friends for
your sustaining words and thought-
ful expressions during the sickness
and subsequent passing of our loved
one, Henry Phillip (IH. ) Black,
from this transient life to life eternal. We pray God's

bountiful blessings upon you!

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-The Family

Havana, and Shirley Wilson of
Tallahassee. He has' 6
grandchildren, 13 great-
grandchildren, and 1 great-
great grandchild.

Evangelist Shirley Fisher would like to
~ -l invite the family and friends of Sarah
S Lee Barber to her 70th Birthday
I- 1I"" Celebration to be held at the home of I
4 Pastor Robert 8 Evangelist Shirley
Fisher, 76 People Rd., Quincy, FL '
32352, in the Robertsville Community iV
on September 15, 2007 @ 4:0 0 p.m. All interested parties
fo can contact Shirley Fisher @627-1070 for directions. There
Swill be plenty of food so come on out and let us have a good
f time in the Lord.

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Automotive Technician II
Pending Approval
Public Works
Monday Thursday, 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
(May Be Adjusted)
Salary Range $34,500.00 $43,859.15
Position Closes: September 21, 2007

This is skilled work in the maintenance and major
repair of a wide variety of automotive, special-
ized and heavy construction equipment. The per-
son in this position performs difficult and skilled
mechanical work on diesel and/or automotive
equipment. This position has a broad scope of
duties such as welding, advance automotive com-
puter diagnostics, complex hydraulic systems
repairs and/or diesel engine repair. Graduation
from high school or possession of an equivalent
recognized certification with three (3) years of
experience as an automotive or heavy equipment
mechanic with at least one (1) year experience
performing repairs on advanced automotive com-
puters, or an equivalent combination of related
training and experience; and at least two (2) years
of progressive diesel engine repair and service
experience. Possession of a valid State of Florida
Call "E" CDL driver's license or higher (a copy
of required driver's license must be furnished
prior to employment). ASE Certification in Air
Conditioning or MACS (Mobile Air Conditions
Society). Submit a Gadsden County employment
Application to the Human Resource Office, 5-B,
East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351. If you have
questions, please call (850) 875-7243 or (850)
875-8672. You may obtain a copy of the applica-
tion by visiting our website at.
EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th
11:00 A.M.
112 South Duval St., Quincy, FL
"The Weinberg Tobacco Warehouse
And Cigar Plant"
Property Features 17,000 Sq. Ft
Brick Warehouse & Cigar Plant
Built In 1930 Lot Size 150 x 150
2 Safes Selling Seperately

Sale Site: Property Will Sell On Site
Inspection: Property Will Be
Opened For Inspection
Wednesday, Sept. 19th from
11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. You
may also inspect the Property
1 Hour Prior To The Auctipn
"Great Commercial and Industrial
Development Potential"
For Details Visit



CITY MANAGER General Description

Open until filled. Starting salary negotiable based on relevant experience
and qualifications,

The city manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the city and shall be
responsible to the city council for the administration of all city affairs by or
under the Charter.

Essential Job Functions *

1. Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the City, suspend or'remove any
city employee or appointive administrative officer expect as otherwise provided
by the City Charter, contract or personnel rules.
2. Attend all city council meetings and shall have the right to take part in the dis-
cussions, but may not vote.
3. Direct and supervise the charter officers and the administration of all depart-
ments, offices and agencies of the city, except as otherwise provided for in the
City Charter.
4. Shall see that all laws, provisions of the City Charter and directives of the
City Council subject to enforcement by the city manager.or by officers or
employees subjects to the city manager's direction and supervision are faithfully
5. Recommend to the City Council for adoption such measures as may be
deemed necessary or expedient in the interest of the City.
6. Prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the City Council
7. Make reports as the City Council may require concerning the operations of the
City departments, officers,and agencies subject to the city manager's direction
and supervision.
8. Keep the City Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future
needs of the City and shall make such recommendations to the City Council con-
cerning the financial affairs of the City as deemed necessary.
9. See that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the City or its inhabi-
tants in any public utility franchise are faithfully kept and performed; and upon
knowledge of any violation thereof, shall, call the same to the attention of the
city attorney.
10. Be the purchasing agent of the City, by whom all purchases of supplies shall
be make. In the capacity of purchasing agent, shall also conduct all sales of per-
sonal property which the City Council may authorize to be sold as having
become unnecessary or unfit for the City's use. All purchases and sales shall con-
form to such regulations as the City Council may, from time to time, prescribe
and shall allow for competition. Restrictions, limitations or criteria on this
authority shall be established by ordinance, including, but not limited to, bidding
11. Perform such other duties as are specified in the Charter'or as may be
required by the City Council.

Minimum Oualifications

A bachelors degree in public administration, business administration, urban plan-
ning and management or a closely related field and five years progressively
responsible service in local government, and such other requirements as may be
established by the City Council in accordance with the City Charter. Must possess
a valid State of Florida Drivers License and successfully pass an FDLE criminal
background check and drug screening.

No phone inquires. 09/13/07c



Responsible for the management, supervi-
sion and. coordination of the Senior
Citizens project programs: Title III,
Community Care for the Elderly,
Medicaid Waiver Projects, The
Alzeheimers Disease Initiative, and. Home
Care for the elderly. Must be a Gadsden
County resident with the following quali-

1. Bachelor- of Science Degree,
Gerontology, or a health related program,
would be helpful or Bachelor of Arts in
Social Work. A Masters Degree is pre-
ferfed or equivalent of 2 years experience.

Contact 850-567-2000 immediately.



Look what's New @ Beanie Babies
Certified .
Overnight Childcare Services

Dependable, responsible, loving, nurtur-
ing environment for children. Supervised
games and activities, set scheduled bed-

If you work at night and seek overnight
childcare, or you need to, take a weekend
vacation without the kids, we welcome
you to Beanie Babies overnight childcare
services. We will provide a safe secured
environment for your child/children. The
only requirement for this program is that
your child will need to have eaten supper
and had a nighttime bath before coming.
Your child will be allowed to bring a
snack to eat just before bedtime. An
evening schedule of nighttime activities
will be provided.

Flexible times can be scheduled with the
Director of the program made in
advance. An application will be provided
to complete.

For more information contact:
Geraldine Rush @ 850-627-2153
Starting date will be October 1, 2007
There is a fee required for this service.


Open until filled. Previous applicants.need not reapply.
Starting Salary range: ($24,980-$30,160) based upon relevant qualifications and

This is a responsible supervisory and administrative work in directing city park
activities that includes planning and coordinating City recreation programs, main-
taining parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. Some work requires the use
and exercise of independent judgment. The job responsibilities involve direct con-
tact with children and adults. Work is performed under the geneirl direction of the
city manager.

Essential Job Functions

Plans, organizes and directs the work of one or more Public Works Maintenance.
Technicians when they are involved in parks operations. Plans, organizes and
administers the total program of the Parks and Recreation Department including
the community center, all city parks, summer recreation program, after school pro-
gram, Coordinating with state and local government agencies and other municipal-
ities to administer programs and any special events required. Performs routine
maintenance on playground equipment and other parks or recreation equipment as
required.'Maintains workplace and provides general upkeep of the recreation cen-
ter, which may include routine cleaning, although most heavy cleaning is per-
formed by Public Works employees. Responds to and resolves non-routine cus-
tomer complaints. Works with other city employees in the design, construction,
reconstruction and additions to current or new City parks. Responsible for devel-
oping the annual budget for the Department and have the ability to operate within
the approved budget. Develops programs for a variety of age groups, including
children and senior citizens, which may be provided with approval of the city man-
agers. Responsible for opening park facilities, maintaining parks ground. May be
required .to oversee community service works when required. May involve the
ability to drive a utility cart or operate other lawn equipment at times.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of
all duties performed. The employee will be required to perform other job related
marginal duties as required.)

Minimum Oualifications

Associate's Degree with major coursework in recreation technology or related
field and two years of experience in local government or business operation or any
equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of the ordinances, policies and procedures of the City. Ability to assess
needs and prioritize them. Ability to communicate in writing and orally. Ability to
deal with a variety of individuals and groups. Ability to establish and maintain a
working relationship with employees, City officials and the general public.

Must be computer literate in a variety of computer functions including, but not
limited to, Word Perfect, Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet.

Must possess a valid State of Florida Drivers License and pass an FDLE criminal
history check and drug screening.

No phone inquires.


Family Dollar Distribution Center

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

Items for Sale

Queen Pillow-Top Mat-
tress Set, Brand new in
plastic, with warranty..
$150.00. Call Sandi

,mattress set with war-
ranty. Retails at $1899,
MUST move: $750.

new 100% MICROFIBER,
still wrapped, lifetime war-
ranty, sacrifice $475. (de-
livery available).
bedroom set-bed, dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$4000 value, must sell
$1600. 850-545-7112.
,cherry table, 2 arm and 4
side chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in
boxes can deliver. Must
move, $799.

Help Wanted
Champion Chevrolet
University Chevrolet
Now Hiring!
Great career opportunity
in Sales. Good earning
potential. Contact Tim at
Champion Chevrolet,
850-544-5441; or John
Myers at University Chev-
rolet, 850-251-4411.

Limited # of openings in
our fully paid apprentice-
ship training programs for
selected H.S. Grads under
age 34. Communications
Systems Computer Sys-
tems" Avionics Systems"
Mechanics. Paid reloca-
tion. Call 1-800-342-8123


CDL A Lic. Req. Minimum 1 year
verifiable driving experience.
Benefits available, EOE, DFWP.
Contact Gwen Carver @ Higdon
Furniture Co. Quincy, FL
850-627-7564, ext 246
or Fax resume 850-627-2486




II, ,

Open until filled. Previous applicants need not reapply.
Starting Salary range: ($24,900-$30,160) based upon relevant qualifications and expe-
This is a highly complex administrative position in support of and assisting the City
Manager. The employee may be called upon to serve as the acting city manager in the
city manager's absence. Work is performed independently under the general direction
of the city manager who reviews work through conferences, reports, and results

Essential Job Functions
1. Assists the city manager with the evaluation of City operations.
2. Coordinates citizen service requests and complaints.
3. Serves as liaison to internal and external organizations and represents the city man-
ager and City as required.
4. Works closely with City Council and staff on projects as assigned-by the city man-
5. Supervises and participates in preparation of speeches, correspondence and news
release drafts for the city manager.
6. Reviews and evaluations proposals for new programs and services.
7. Assists the city manager andCity Council by coordinating the process for commis-
sion agenda items.
8. Prepares the Council meeting agenda and related material.
9. Processes purchase orders, invoices,,deposits and other financial information.
10. Prepares and processes all payroll information, including time cards and sheets.
11. Maintains filing system for City documents, acts as Records Retention and
Disposal Coordinator as required by State Law.
12. Provides administrative support to the City Council for travel-related reservations.
13. Acts as grants coordinator to maintain files of receipts and disbursements related
to federal, staie, local and private grants. Works closely with grants administrator.
14. Prepares requests for proposals and coordinates'bidding and purchasing process
including purchase orders for approval by City manager
15. Acts as webmaster and keeps the City web site updated with news and general
16. Files ordinances and resolutions of the city council and oversees the codification
of ordinances into the municipal code. Assists in the preparation of ordinances and
resolutions as directed.
17. Prepares and advertises meeting agendas, bid and other advertisements, and legal
'notices of public hearings and special meetings.
18. Provides public records and information to citizens, civic groups, the media and
other agencies as requested.
19. Issues and maintains files for City occupational licenses.

Minimum Oualifications

Associate's Degree with major coursework in public administration, business adminis-
tration or a related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in local
government administration or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of the ordinances, policies and procedures of the City. Ability to assess
needs and prioritize them. Ability to motivate staff. Ability to communicate in writing
and orally..Ability to deal with a variety of individuals and groups. Ability to establish
and maintain a working relationship with employees, city officials and the general pub-
lic. Must be computer literate in a variety of computer functions including, but not lim-
ited to, Word Perfect, Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet. Must possess a valid State of
Florida Drivers License and successfully pass an FDLE criminal background check and
drug screening.

No phone inquires.

09 13 0c


Receptionist/Public Information Clerk Position Description

Open until filled. Starting salary range: ($8.50-$10.50 per hour)
based on relevant qualifications and experience.

Work involves placing, answering, and transferring calls and receives
visitors and answers phones in an organization with numerous political
subdivisions, organizational elements, programs or where a wide range
of knowledge of other City operations is required. Work is complex
involving public contact on the phone and in person. The job is also
characterized by heavy visitor and/or phone traffic and the use of a
multi-button telephone console. Routine clerical work includes light
typing, scanning, faxing, photocopying, proofreading, and organizing.
Maintains lobby in neat, professional mariner. Evaluates inquiries and
provides information; sorts and distributes mail; Searches newspapers
for City-related articles; Updates information related to various Boards
and Committees; Assists adininistrative assistant in preparing Council
meeting packages; updates and maintains address for mailing labels,
updates City website, prepares media packets and press releases, pre-
pares and updates City newsletter, provides for citizen information.
Receives requests for public information and responds to requests in
accordance with the Florida Sunshine Law. Evaluate inquiries to pro-
vide the most appropriate information or make the most appropriate

Performs related work as required.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the
required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying:

1) High School Degree or equivalent.
2) One (1)) year experience using multi line telephone or PBX system.
3) Two (2) years overall employment, preferably in public service sec-
4) Valid Florida Driver's License and-clean driving record.
5) Must pass a successful FDLE background criminal history check and
drug screening.

No phone inquiries.


J. Durharn &Assoc., In.c.
Licensed Real Estate Brokers
#CQ270672 #BK585582
#AB00997 #AU'1852

800-342-2666 1

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520 South Atlanta Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

Are now accepting applications
3 Bedroom Units for
Multi-Family Housing

Central Air & Heat
Stove & Refrigerator
Laundry Facilities
Window blinds furnished
Rent based on income
Background & Credit Check

Please apply within
the office building
(850) 875-1844

or (850) 627-1840


(850) 875-8470 or 1-800-321-8545
Each office independently owned
and operated

Notice is hereby given:
Mack Anderson
194 Richard Jordon Ct.
Quincy, FL. 32352
You are hereby notified
that your eligibility to vote
is in question. You are
required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, in
Quincy, Florida, no later
than 'thirty (30) days after
the date of this publishing.
Failure to respond will
result in a determination of
ineligibility by the
Supervisor and your name
will be removed from the
statewide voter registra-
tion system.

Real Estate
For Rent 25878 Blue Star
Hwy. 2BR/1BA
$525.00MO with first and
second months deposit.
HUD participants ac-
cepted. Joseph Foster
For Rent. Large living
room, two bedrooms, and
CA/H. HUD accepted.
Need old couple, no calls
after 9 P.M.
VA Approved Newly con-
structed home
$220,000.00, Downtown
Quincy two minutes from
hospital 3BR/2BA
508-6270 or 508-4342.

Lake Yvette West 3BR\2.5BA Custom Built Home on an Immaculate
Landscape Large .66 Acre Lot with Gorgeous Oak and Cherry
Hardwood Floors throughout. Two Elegant Fireplaces, Luxury Master.
Suite with Built in Desk/Office and Deluxe Bath. Professional Window
Treatments, Surround Sound Speakers, Alarm System, and Irrigation
System. Walking Distance to Lake. Reduced to $253,000.00 Call
(850) 875-1580

A Saturday, Sept. 15th

Property 101: 1559 Coastal Highway, Panacea, FL
Property 102: 1555 Coastal Highway, Panacea, FL
Properly 103: 10 Hidden Springs Drive, Panacea, FL
Property 104: 11 Quiet Cove Trail, Panacea, FL
Property 105: 7 Quiet Cove Trail, Panacea, FL
Properly 106: 3 Quiet Cove Trail, Panacea, FL

For Complete Details Call
,0 ,aA rt A A .i.', 41 ,-,:' AARE, A tion Coordinator
Rowell Realt & Auction Co., Inc.
'IjR 'h:' Bjlr, ,,'"'m AU479 AB296
In Cooperation With McKinney Properties

Real Estate
1BR/1BA Apt. 2/BR Mobile Home for
$275.00/mo. 2BR/1BA rent St. John Area 14 As-
Apt. $350.00/mo. Just tor Court (850)627-7360.

renovated, front and back
Porsches. Near Lake
Talquin State Park in Mid-
way 15 High Bluff CRT.

Apartamentos para la
rent de 1 BR/1 BA
$275/mes. y de 2BR/1BA
$350/mes. Buenos condi-
clones en Midway 15 High
Bluff CT. Llammar al SR.
Moreno (850)443-3300.




Fall Bookmobile schedule

Rental Space
3 BR, great-room,
1 BA. Central i/A
at 411A S. Shelter
St., Quincy, FL
Apart. On HUD.
Office space, A/C-
2 BA.
Contact Sheila
at 850-875-9303



Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.


The Crete Carrier
Corporation terminal in
Tifton, Ga., has named
Clyde Porter Driver of the
Month for July. Porter
lives with his wife Trudi in
Quincy, Fla.
Over his 15 years on the
road, Porter has logged
more than 2.5 million
accident-free miles.
He joined Crete Carrier

Corporation five years ago
and has logged a safe
628,000 miles with the
Porter will receive a
plaque and compete with
drivers of the month from
16 other terminals for
Crete Carrier
Corporation's Driver of
the Year award, which is
awarded in December.

To be named Driver of
the Month, drivers must be
accident-free for the
month of recognition, log
a monthly average of at
least 9,750 miles, keep
accurate logs and warrant
no disciplinary actions
stemming from complaints
within or without the
Crete Carrier

106 W. 5th Avenue
Tallahassee, M 32303
850-222-2166 tel.
850-222-7102 fax
call Donna Card

in Liberty Co.
Nature abounds on
these lovely lots
near Apalachicola
National Forest
Features paved
roads with county
water and Talquin
electric. Great
owner financing
available! $25,900.

***Brand New Carmen Maria***
Build your custom home on one of these
beautiful wooded lots. Located off McCall Bridge
Rd., near Lake Talquin. Features two appealing
entrance signs, paved roads, streetlights, and
underground water and electric.
Ask about our home and land packages. $34,900.

Talquin Plantation & Talquin Oaks
Enjoy the best of country living in these two great
subdivisions nearLake Talquin with Talquin
water and electric. Mobile homes welcome!
Great Owner Financing Available. $27.900.

AUCTION Sat., Spt. ithat 2 pm
S47/49 Market St. Apalachicola, FL 32320
Across From The Gibson Inn

proxlbld ..M. 1 =.I:e m

Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers ,,,,

850-653-1338 or 888-869-1086
www.southeastrealtyandauction.com .

Beautiful 2005 Turner Hl-anover II On 5+ acres
ill the irean ne\\ subJi\ ison of NMerida Blanaca.
4hbr,/21. 2102 Sqt. ft. Tito much to lit I 336,000i

C all J.dl iarret 4-45-7281 or
Nick Jarrett -145-7210 o\\ ner 'jagnt
ER.A Communit~ Really

Real Estate
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.

Corporation, based in
Lincoln, Neb., is the
fastest-growing privately
owned trucking company
in the nation.
With 17 terminals and
approximately 3,734
trucks, it hauls general
commodities throughout
the continental 48 states,
Canada and Mexico.

First and Third Weeks
Small World Learning Center....
Gadsden Day Care.... 10:30-
Chatt.Elem School... 1:30-
Flint Gardens Apts...3:00-
Robert E Munroe Day
RCMA (Greensboro).... 10:30-
Havana Elem.School... 1:30-
Havana Heights Apts.... 3:00-
Land of the Little People. 9: 30-
New Beginnings Day Care....

Gretna Elem. School...1:30-
Gretna City Hall...3:00-4:30pm
Crossroads Academy Charter,
Crossroads Academy Charter
School... 1:30-2:45pm
Children Are Our
Pride and Joy Day Care...9:30-
Kinder Kastle Day Care....
Green Meadows Apts...l:30-
Second and Fourth Weeks
Abc Learning Center.... 9:30-
Tiny Tot Day Care.... 10:30-
Greensboro Elem School....

Vanquard Apts (Gretna).... 3:00-
Little Successful Angels....
Riverchase Nursing Home....
Gadsden Arms Apts...3:00-
Leisa's Learning Center
St. John Elem. School.... 1:30-
Parkview Gardens Apts...3:00-
Gadsden Elem. Magnet
School.... 9:30-11:00am
Midway Comm. Center.... 3:00-
Kids first Day...9:30-10:15am

UF/IFAS to hold annual Fall Field day

The University of
Florida/Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences
(UF/IFAS)/North Florida
Research and Education
Center (NFREC) in
Quincy will host its annual
Fall Field Day on Friday,
September 28, 2007.
The Field Day is for
professionals and non-
professionals alike who
are interested in
gardening, landscape or
farming. It's designed to
provide updated research
information on agricultural

practices and showcase the
importance of agriculture
to North Florida and its
This years tours include
"Garden & Landscape",
"Bio-Fuel Production",
"Wood Energy", "Growing
Fruit Crops in N. Fl",
"Improving Pond Habitat
for Fish", "Establishing
Food Plots for Game
Species", "Managing Non-
Game Wildlife". The
Open House will be held
after lunch. It will give
participants an opportunity

to attend special tours and
pdf for agenda details.
The programs at
NFREC-Quincy cover a
wide range of crops;
including vegetables,
small grains, agronomic
row crops, forages,
ornamentals, tree fruits,
wildlife, and forestry.
The Field Day and Open
House will be held at the
NFREC-Quincy, located

off Pat Thomas Parkway at
155 Research Road.
Registration begins at 8:00
The cost is $10.00 if you
pre-register prior to the
day of the event, or $15.00
registration at the door.
All payments will be
accepted the day of the
field day via check or
To register or for more
information, visit
http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu or
call (850) 875-7100 ext. 0

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T--Jci- C ther Nrev 'rhe r. dlahasse

I~eriocrt, Rache Mor Cxaisde-C.Ont Pople

GOLFERS TAKE NOTE! 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with separate
living, dining and family rooms. In newer subdivision. ONE
PARK $135,000 C-1696
Fireplace. WITH GUESTAPARTMENT. On a large lot.
$115,000 W-1684
WHATA BUY! This typical Jim Walker home has 3-BR, 1 BA,
separate living and family rooms.' $55,000 W-1678

TOLAKETALQUIN! Wooded, but no large trees. Ideal for.
traditional or mobile home. $27,500 W-4321
COMMUNITY. 4.5 Acres for $75,000. 2.73 Acres for
$50,000. BOTH MAYBE DIVIDED! KW-4289
LOVE TO FISH? Consider these 75x150 lots in Mossy Oaks
Acres NEAR LAKE TALQUIN. Electricity, public water and
telephone are available. $4,000 Per lot W-4328

Gadsden County
2.3 Ac.,Paved Road, Wooded, Hilly
Short Drive to Tallahassee
$29,900 owner finance

1-941-778-7565 or 778-7980

Crete Carrier Corporation names

Quincy, resident Driver of the Month

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B 8 The Gadsden County Times September 13,2007

Church news

Revival at Old Mt.
Pleasant United
Methodist Church

Revival at Old Mt. Pleasant
United Methodist Church on 6412
memorial blue star highway in
chattahoochee, fl. Will be having
revival on Wednesday, September
19, 2007 through Sunday,
September 23, 2007 a lite meal
will be offered each night from
6:15 pm -7:15 pm with services
beginning @ 7:30 pm Wednesday
through Saturday. Wednesday-
Friday we will have special
singing and guest speakers!
Saturday evening will be a night of
worship and praise in song; special
guests will be Craig Edwards from
Panama City, Southern Sound
(Robin & Roger Ryals with Andy
Edwards) and The Bryan Brothers
of Bascom. Sunday, September 23,
2007-Homecoming Services and
Celebration with a Covered dish
dinner. Sunday School at 10:00 am
and worship service at 11:00 am.
Guest Speaker Rev. John M.
Jackson from Bristol UMC

Santa Clara Baptist

Santa Clara Baptist Church will
have its annual Homecoming
Celebration on Sunday, September
16, 2007. A layman, Randel Peddie
of Hosford will be the guest
speaker for the morning service, all
members, former members and
friends are invited to attend. A
covered dish dinner will be served
in the Fellowship Hall after the
morning service, the day begins
with Bible Study at 9:45 am.
Morning Worship service begins at
11:00 am.
Rev. Charles Houston

Love Program

Lord, grant me a heart of
So burdened for others' needs,
That I will show them Your
In attitudes, words and deeds.
The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church Women
Ministry will host a "Love
Program" for Sister Sarah
Kirkland, a Virtuous Woman of
God, who has expressed kindness

in her attitude, words and deeds,
who does not hesitate to lend a
hand or offer a kind word when
Mrs. Sarah or "Mudear" as she is
known to many has not only
expressed her love for others with
the Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church family but have
spread her love throughout the area
and the Union Baptist Association.
She is past president of the
Sunshine Band and other
Auxiliaries, sometimes she even
transported members to various
churches to sing praises for the
Lord. She also was one who
spearheaded the reorganization of
the Second Elizabeth Youth
Ministry 16 years ago.
We invite our family and friends
to join us in this Love Program on
Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 6
p.m. at Second Elizabeth located at
2718 Attapulgus Highway, the
speaker for this occasion is Rev.
John Gardner from Bainbridge,
Georgia. Let each of you look out
not only for his own interest, but
also for the interest of others
Philippians 2:4. Sister Cynthia
Borden, Contact Person; Rev. Dr.
General Bryant, Pastor

Saint Mark to celebrate

Saint Mark Missionary Baptist
Church, located at 319 Holt Lane
will be celebrating its 107 Church
Anniversary on Sunday,
September 16, 2007. Reverend
Arthur Hargrett is the pastor.
Rev. Dr. Gerald Thomas of Greater
Harvest Ministries, Inc will
conduct the 11:00 service. We
welcome all present and former
members to come worship with us
in Spirit and in Truth. Please
contact Sister Catina Simmons-
Russ at 875-445 or Sister Julia
McNeal-Branch at 627-8565 for
questions or concerns.
You are cordially invited to
participate in the Celebration of
Family and Friends Day at The
Greater Tanner Chapel A.M.E.
Church on September 23, 2007 at
4:00 pm. Theme: "Together We
Stand-Divided We Fall"
Scripture "Behold how good and
how pleasant it is for brethren to
dwell together in Unity" Psalm
133:1 The Reverend Elizabeth E.
Yates, M. Div., Senior Pastor
The First Pentecostal Church of
Havana invites you to worship

with The Wilbanks Singers and us
on Sunday, September 16, 2007
beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church
is located at 201 South Main Street
in Havana, Florida. Call 539-0095
for more information

Highly Exalted Praise

Sunday School every Sunday at
9:45am. Sunday services every
Sunday at 11:00 am. Praise and
Worship every Wednesday at 7:30
pm. T.I.T.T.S. Victorious Women's
Conference 2007, September 12-
15 2007 "He's Still Going To Do
It". September 12, pastor Lorraine
Gibson of H.E.P.M., September
13, Apostle Rosilyn Copeland of
H.E.P.M., September 14, Pastor
Renita Allen Dixon of Ecclesia
Outreach Ministries, September
15, 10:00am Dr. Janet Clary of
Janet Clary Ministries, 7:30 pm
Prophetess Debra Wooden of
God's Dare Ministries of
Marianna, Fl, September 16,
Apostle Copeland at Prayer
Temple (Tallahassee) 4:00pm,
September 18-21 2007 "Seasons
are Changing" Revival-Part I
Speaker Evangelist Curtis Lollis
7:30pm nightly at H.E.P.M.
September 22, Miracle Service at
H.E.P.M. 12:00 noon. September
24, H.E.P.M. at Shiloh Outreach
Pastor/Jerome Pendelton,
September 26-28," Season are
Changing" Revival Part I
continued, speaker Evangelist
Curtis Lollis 7:30 prti nightly at
H.E.P.M. for more information
contact Pasty Henry at 875-4497
Mon-Fri 10:30am-3: 30pm. Visit
our Website at
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Union Baptist

Rev. .Lloyd Graham, Sr.,
5th Sunday Union
September 28 30, 2007
New Jerusalem MB Church
Chattahoochee, Florida
Rev. Willie Long, Host Pastor
Friday, September 28 @ 7:00
Saturday, September 29 @
10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 30 @ 9:30

Pictured from left to right: Ann Munroe, Janene Anderson, Buena Proskine and Mary Alice Tiller

Quincy Garden Club

elects new officers

New Year and New Officers for
the Quincy Garden Club
The Quincy Garden club begins
its 59th year this month with new
officers leading the club. The four
new officers were installed at a
monthly board meeting this
summer. The officers for 2007-
2009 are Ann Munroe-President,
Janene Anderson-Vice President,
Buena Proskine-Secretary, and
Mary Alice Tiller-Treasurer. Club
members from all four Garden
Club circles joined the newly
installed officers for a salad

supper and officer installation.
The 2005-2007 Garden Club
President, Rache'l Layerd,
installed the new officers and
presented them with garden items
representing their different roles
as board members. The Quincy
Garden Club was organized in
1948. Locally the Club oversees
various beautification projects in
the community, which include the
grounds of the Quincy Garden
Center and the courthouse square.
The" Club also conducts Garden
Therapy at the Magnolia House

Gadsden County PACE-EH meeting
in Gretna

The Gadsden County PACE-EH (protocol for
Assessing Community Excellent in Environmental
Health) team will be having its community-wide

Assisted Living Facility four
times 'a year, and has Jr.
Gardening activities at several
schools in the community
throughout the year. The Garden
Club, along with Kevin Goodson,
also serves as hosts for the
Quincy. Garden Center. The
Garden Center is involved with
Quincy Main Street in promoting
downtown Quincy. The Garden
Center may be rented for private
Parties, weddings and receptions.
For more information, please call

meeting September 17th from 6:30-8:00pm at the
Gretna City Hall.
For more information please oall Doris Milton at
Environmental health Section of the Gadsden
County Health.Department at (850) 575-7223 ext.
414 or email at dorismilton@doh.state.fl.us.

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RFM seniors

People to People Ambassador for

Peace European Heritage Tour

The Senior Class of 2008 at Robert F. Munroe Day School has begun the final year of classes
and activities with a busy first few weeks. Homecoming contestants have been chosen, and jobs
and games and matches for football, golf and volleyball have seniors at practices and on the field
every afternoon. First row: Colby Tyus, Bradley Joyner, Lindsay Rzeplinski, Kaitlyn Rentz, Jill
Purvis, Alex Clark, Becky Jackson, Chris McDonald, Cara Fullerton, and Chris Vick. Left stand-
ing: Magdanny Vizcaino, Luke Esposito, Dontavius Johnson, Katie Horton, Walker Cox, William
Hackney, Meagan Morgan, and Ben Young. Atop the sign: Brittany Benedetto, Rachel Jones,
Emily Moore, Cassie Martin, Anna Jo Bristol, Malorie McKinnon, and Jason cook. Right stand-
ing: Crystal Wade, Bryant Tolar, and Chris Cochran.

Ornamental grass field day planned

Are you interested in using
ornamental grasses in your
landscape design?
On September 22, 2007
Gardening Friends of the Big
Bend will be sponsoring a field
day featuring ornamental grass-
es at.the North Florida Research
and Education Center in
Quincy, Florida. The NFREC
has an extensive field of grasses
suitable for landscapes in our
area that will be on the tour that
There will also be two guest
speakers to provide information
and guidance in the use of these
Dr. Mack Thetford will have
a presentation on the subject
of;"Ornamental Grasses for the
Florida Garden". Dr. Thetford is
an Associate Professor of
Environmental Horticulture at
the West Florida Research and

Education Center located in
Milton,.Florida. He serves as
the Director of the Milton
Gardens of Northwest Florida, a
teaching garden associated with
the University of Florida,
Milton campus.
Dr. Thetford's first area of
interest is propagation and pro-
duction of native plants. His
second area of interest is evalu-
ation of ornamental grasses and
woody species useful for dune
restoration or for introduction
into the woody cuts floral
You will have an opportunity
to participate in a walking t6ur
of the ornamental grasses at the
NFREC led by Dr. Gary W.
Dr. Knox is a Professor of
Environmental Horticulture and
Extension Specialist with the
University of Florida NFREC

in Quincy. Dr. Knox's extension
programs emphasize "Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods" and'
other garden and nursery prac-
tices to protect the environment
and promote efficient use of
natural resources. Dr. Knox also
serves as Faculty Liaison to
Gardening Friends of the Big
Bend, Inc.
Registration is FREE but
donations to Gardening Friends
of the Big Bend, Inc. will be
Pre-register by September
20, 2007 and receive two door
prize tickets for special prizes to
be given away. Register by e-
mail (gwknox@ufl.edu) or tele-
phone NFREC 850-875-7100,
ext. 0.
For additional Information
please call Dr. Gary Knox at
850-875-7100 or Jill Williams
at 850-663-2280.

C" rch news

New Hope M. B.

New Hope M. B. Church
Mission department will be spon-
soring an "Extraordinary Mission
Program" on Sunday, September
16, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. The speak-
er for the occasion will be Minister
Anthony Chambers. Also, the
Women Home Missions from
affiliated churches will perform an
inspirational skit. This program is
being sponsored on behalf of the
upcoming Pine Bloom Missionary
Baptist Association, which will be
held at New Hope in October
2007. The public is cordially
invited to attend both events. Rev.
Rudolph Neely is the pastor.

New Birth Church

Pastor: Elder Eddie Richardson
Pooter House International
Pastoral Alliance
Services are: 1st thru 4th
Sundays-11:00 am, Sunday
School every Sunday-10:00 am,
Prayer meeting/Bible Teaching
7:00 pm Wednesday nights. Pastor
Appreciation September 20th thru
23rd 2007 dinner will be served on
Sunday, September 23, 2007 after

Revival at Old Mt.
Pleasant United
Methodist Church

6412 memorial blue star high-
way, chattahoochee, fl 32324
Wednesday, september 19,
2007 thru Sunday, September 23,
2007. A lite meal will be offered
each night from 6:15pm-7: 15pm
with services beginning @
7:30pm Wednesday through
Saturday. Wednesday-Friday, we
,will have special singing and guest
speakers! Saturday evening will
be a night of worship and praise in
song! Special guest: Craig
Edwards from Panama City
Southern Sound (Robin & Roger
Ryals with Andy Edwards) and

The Bryan Brothers of Bascom,
Sunday, September 23, 2007
homecoming Services, and
Celebration with a Covered Dish
Dinner. Sunday School at 40:00
and Worship service at ll:00am.
Guest Speaker Rev. John M.
Jackson from Bristol UMC

Peace Missionary
Baptist Church book

The Peace Missionary Baptist
Church will be hosting a Book
Dedication/Release service for the
dedication and release of the book,
"From Test To Testimony" in
honor of Evangelist Kimberly
Crews, one of its Associate
Ministers, Saturday, September
22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in their sanc-
tuary at 119 Maple Avenue,
Gretna, Florida. The Guest
Speaker for the occasion will be
Pastor Debbie Russell of Eternity

For Life Ministries in Tallahassee,
Florida, and the program will be
presided by Evangelist Melissa
Leon of Tallahassee, Florida.
Come out and anenjoy inserts that
will be read from her upcoming
books, "Survival After Betrayal"
and "Pain With A Purpose". For
more information, please contact
Minister Charles Crews at (850)
627-0474 'or Bro. Christopher
Bush at (850) 284-0912. Elder
Alvin Bush, Sr. is the Pastor.

Quincy District Lay
Organization meeting

The Quincy District Lay
Organization will hold their
monthly meeting at St. Hebron
A.M.E. Church on Saturday,
September 15, 2007 at 9:00 am
we hope to see all of you there.
The Rev. Clifton Riley, Pastor,
Brother Henry McGill,

Sweet 16

A.lic1a hlchelle Cabrera celbrart
ed her Secet 16 on August .5, --
S2007 with a party' given by her parents Jorge and Allison
SSanchez at The Quincy Conference Center. Her theme was
hearts with colors being red, white and silver. Alicia was
escorted by Isai Rivera and her best friend Marilyn Arreola
was escorted by Fernando Sanchez. Thanks to all who made
S this event a success. A special thank you goes out to her
SGodmom Earnestine Costar and Godsister Linda Costar for
all their hard work and dedication, also a thanks goes out to
her Godsister Mo'Rhonda Jones for the decorations. A spe-
cial guest performance was given by her Godbrother Lil
SIndia. Alicia's brothers are Jorge Sanchez, Jr and Alejandro
Sanchez. Her grandparents are the
late Billy C. Richards and Sheila
Richards. Great grandparents are
Gerald and Gladys Hempstead.
Uncle Bill Richards. A good time was
had by all. Alicia received money and
many lovely gifts.

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Javacia Lettinhand traveled
to Europe June 18 July 07,
2007 as a People to People
Ambassador and a member of
the European Heritage Tour
consisting of a delegation of 37
students, four teacher leaders
and a delegation manager visit-
ing London where she witnessed
the Changing of the Guard at
Buckingham Palace, toured the
Tower of London and Hampton
Court Palace.
Then the students traveled to
France to Normandy Beach in
the town of Caean and toured
the World War II museum of
American Soldiers, the St. Paul
Cathedral, the, Eiffel Tower,
Norte, Dame Cathedral and the
Louve (Portrait of Mona Lisa by
Leonardo Da Vinci) and
Versailles (the hunting palace of
Louis XIV and Queen Marie
Antoinette), then on to Belgium
to visit Flanders Field Museum
and the survivors, the lace and
chocolate factories.
The delegation also visited
Holland (the Netherlands), wit-
nessed the processes for making
cheese and the demonstration

process of making clog shoes
from wood, then on to Germany
(her birthplace) to meet and live
with a host family for three days
for a cultural exchange experi-
ence, participated in a commu-
nity service event and visited the
Black Forrest Region and Coo '
Coo Clock Factories, and their
final stop was in Switzerland
and the town of Zurich returning
to the United States.
Participating students earned
college credit, community serv-
ice hours and were to keep a
journal of their travels.
This was the educational
experience of a lifetime and I
would like to personally thank
various churches in the area for
their financial support and their
prayers. Special thanks to Rev.
Elizabeth Yates, Pastor Greater
Tanner Chapel AMEC,
,Presiding Elder (Retired); &
Mrs. Henry R. Griffin, Rev.
Gloria Wynn, Pastor Fountain
Head AMEC, Rev. Tommy
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Evans, Mr. & Mrs. (Victoria)
Arthur Walker, Mr. James
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ents and brother, Mr. & Mrs.
Jerome (Beverly) Lettinhand
and Brandon Lettinhand. I am
eternally grateful for all our sup-
port and prayers.

Literary volunteers plan second

annual 'Bridge the Gap' event

September is National
Literacy Month and Literacy
Volunteers of Gadsden
County, Inc. celebrates
National Literacy Month and
International Literacy Day,
which is the 9th of September
However in keeping with
this annual event, LVA-
Gadsden, Inc. has planned
their 2nd Annual "Bridge The
Gap" Literacy Summit to take
place on Saturday, September
15, 2007. Our "Literacy'
Summit" will take place at
Wards Lot located behind the
Quincy City Hall one block
off Hwy 90, on Stewart Street
in Quincy. The "Literacy
Summit" will begin at 10:00
am and end at 1:00pm: Other
agencies will be there with

displays, brochures, flyers,
give-a-ways, etc. There will
be food, chips/popcorn and
sodas available at this event.
In addition, a variety of edu-
cational games for children
and their families will be set
upJ at the "Learning Well"
booth. Come and Help us cel-
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"Literacy" for an improved
society, especially our com-
munities. For further infor-
mation, please contact
Ernestine Barkley, Executive
Director of LVA-Gadsden,
Inc. or Ms. Irene Harris at

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



HMS.science experiment

At EGHS, "companies" make

business decisions exciting

In Ms. Shayla Akins' busi-
ness courses, Business Systems
and Technology and Accounting
I, students have taken on execu-
tive positions within their own
personally designed companies.
Within each class, 5-6 students
comprise each individual com-
pany and seek to further educate
fellow students on business con-
cepts learned in class. Each
company's executive positions
include: Chief Executive Officer
(CEO), Chief Financial Officer
(CFQ), Marketing Director,

Human Resources Director, and
Customer Relations Director.
The students work actively in
their respective company with
their co-workers on various
assignments and activities in
They have designed bill-
boards displaying their company
name, mission statement, and
motto that are on display around
Ms. Akins' classroom. Come by
and see their creativity at work!
"Having my students organized
in companies has enabled them

to become more knowledgeable
on key positions within a corpo-
ration while also teaching them
team-building skills," Ms. Akins
These business-minded stu-
dents are also learning public-
speaking and presentation skills
as they are teach other compa-
nies in class. They hold each
other accountable for daily tasks
and activities and enjoy sharing
the business concepts they have
learned with other companies as

1.i Iriefs

With the September focus calendar poster Mrs. D. Davis' class is up and running, or should we
say up and tasting? Mrs. Davis' fourth period class was curious and wanted to conduct an exper-
iment. The experiment was about the effect of sour Skittles on different types of soft drink. The
experiment used descriptive research. Descriptive research answers scientific questions through
observation. The class wanted to know what effects sour Skittles had on three types of soft drink
Sprite, Strawberry and Sunkist Orange. Interestingly, not only were the Skittles changing colors
but also the solutions became cloudy. The longer the Skittles were left in the soft drink, the murki-
er the liquid became. The students made a cool observation; the Sprite turned the blue and pur-
ple Skittles pink. The class was able to prove through observations that the soft drink made the
Skittles change colors. The class wants to test the effect on fruit juice. The photo shows a group
of 7th grade girls testing Skittles. The students at Havana Middle School may just like tasting the
left over Skittles.

Happenings at RFM

Anchor Club Buckle-Up Campaign

The Robert F. Munroe Day School Anchor Club kicked off the annual Buckle-Up Campaign
last week with the "Don't Be A Dum Dum" sucker give away as students left the parking lot on
Friday. Pictured are Malorie McKinnon, Mary Pat Thomas, Ivie Thomas, Dustin Watson,
Sheriff's Deputy, Kaitlyn Rentz, Heather Martin, and Clara McLendon.

Pep rally

The first pep rally of the
year at Robert F. Munroe Day
School found eager and spirit-
ed Bobcats of all ages. Heer
Patel, Emilee Harris, Claire
Taylor, Logan Sunday, and
Jackson Boone "show that
second grade spirit" for the
cheerleaders. Sidney Johnson
Meagan Morgan, and
Britfany Benedetto rouse the
crowd at the game later that
evening following the spirit
drive from Ward's Lot to the

21st Century Open
House at CES

On Saturday, September 15,
2007 the 21st Century after
school program at CES will be
having their Open House from
9-1 p.m.
The open house will high-
light what the program is about
and how it can help the stu-
dents. We are encouraging all
parents of 21st Century stu-
dents and future participants to
come out arid learn, if you have
any questions please call Tylisa
Chapman-Thomas at 663-4373.

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.

SThe Delta Kappa Omega,
Beta Alpha and Zeta Omicron
Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. will conduct free
tutorial sessions at the B.L.
Perry, Jr. Public Library on
South Adams Street on
Saturday mornings from 10
a.m. until noon beginning on
Saturday, September 8, 2007.
Let us help your children (ages
6 to 17) improve their reading
and math skills.
For more information call
(575-5606) between 5 p.m. and
9 p.m.

Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.

The Gadsden County
Alumnae Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.' cor-
dially invites all young ladies
who are interested in participat-
ing in our 16th Annual
Debutante Presentation to an
informational meeting to be
held on Sunday, September 16,
2007 at 5:00 p.m. at New
Bethel A.M.E. Church's
Fellowship Hall (across from
the Urgent Care Center,
Quincy, Fl).
The Debutante Presentation
will bd held on March 15, 2008.
Participants must be high
school seniors or college fresh-
men, must be of good character,
not married, not pregnant or
have a child and must possess
high moral standards. If you
meet these qualifications and
are interested in being present-
ed to the community, join us at
the meeting or contact Agatha
Salters, Chairperson @ 850-

Carter Parramore
Class of 1958 class

Carter Parramore High
School Class of 1958 is plan-
ning their 50th Class Reunion
to be held in June of 2008, if
you graduated in 1958 or are
aware of any classmate who did
not receive this newsletter that

was mailed out or have contact
information including address
& etc., please contact one of the
following persons; Carl
Jackson (850) 539-4333;
Bernice Brown-Collins (850)
875-4153;rosetta Love (850)
627-9829; Mildred Dixie (850)
663-2132;Burnis Lane (850)

Carter Parramore class
of 1970 church pro-

Carter Parramore High
School Class of 1970 is spon-
soring a church program on
September 23, 2007 at Antioch
M.B. Church with our own,
,Evangelist Mary Ethel Holmes
as guest speaker for the hour.
We are asking all classmates,
friends and anyone else to
come out and help us make this
a great success, Please call
Leonard Brown @ 875-1327 or
Ethel McCray Marshall @856-
5408 for more information.

CES Advisory Council
to dieet

The School Advisory
Council of Chattahoochee
Elementary School will host
their monthly SAC meeting on
Monday, September 17, 2007 at
6 p.m. We are inviting our SAC
members, parents and Business
Partners to come out and. visit
with us. The meeting will be
held in the Media Center. For
more information please con-
tact Dr. Brenda Monk,
Principal or Ms. Crystal Geary,.
HOSTS Facilitator/Parent
Liaison at 850-663-4373
between the hours of 8 a.m. and
4 p.m.

Jordan International
All-Stars cheerleader

Calling all cheerleaders!!
Jordan International All-
Stars will be holding cheer-
leader tryouts for girl's ages 8-,
16 Saturday, September 22,
2007 at the Old Steven's
School beginning at 9:00 am.
For more information please
contact either Erica Jordan at
850-510-3032 or Diane Jordan
at 850-510-8518

James A. Shanks Open

James A. Shanks Middle
School would like to invite all
parents and community mem-
bers and stake holders to come
out and meet all of our wonder-
ful faculty and staff members at
our first Open House.
This year's school theme is
"Success is the only Option",
our open House/Educational
Workshop will begin promptly

at 6:00 pm on Thursday,
September 13, 2007. The pro-
gram will be held in the
school's gymnasium, Parents
will have the opportunity to
meet all of their child's teach-
ers, so make 'plans today to
come out to James A. Shanks
Middle School's first Open
House/Educational Workshop
on Thursday, September 13,
Students who scored 3-
points or above on the FCAT
will receive trophies. 'Success
is the only Option"

EGHS to hold second
annual cheerleading

East Gadsden High School
will hold it's 2nd Annual Mini
Cheerleading i Camp on
Saturday, September 22, 2007
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
EGHS Gymnasium for all girls
KG-7THgrade. Registration
will be held on the following
dates: East Gadsden High
School Cafeteria at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4th and
Monday, September 17th. TCC
Quincy House at 6 p.m.
Monday, September 10th,
a.m. Saturday, September 22nd.
Registration fee per camper
will be $30 (includes: lunch,
camp t-shirt, one entrance to a
home football game and to
cheer on the side line).
"Payment method: Cash or
Money Order made payable to
EGHS Cheerleading Booster
For more information please
contact: Mrs. Angela G. Sapp,
Varsity Coach @850-539-2882
ext: 1311(E-mail:
Mrs. Cametra Bryant @850-
875-8737 ext: 221(E-mail:

Friends of Children
HIPPY Program

The HIPPY Program of
Gadsden County is offering a
Free Program for parents who
have three- and four-year-old
kids, the program will provide
you with children's books,
crayons, scissors, shapes, weekly
lesson packets to help you teach
your child.
There will be a meeting every
other week for ideas on parent-
ing, budgeting, cooking and
many other topics, there will also
be special events such as field
trips. For more information
please contact: Angela Brown,
Sabrina Wester or Linda Daniels,
our address is 2003 Apalachee
Parkway Suite A Tallahssee, Fl
32301, phone #(850) 894-3700
fax:(894-3702) Email
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