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welcomes Boys &
Girls Club
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Domestic violence: The
'Cycle of Abuse'


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FSH security

chief fired
Complaints lead to termination
of head of safety...Page 5


Miami man

charged

One killed at local club...Page 5


'Mother Love'

to speak

Diabetes advocate, motivational
speaker coming to Quincy... Page 6


Local teams

come up

short

EGHS, WGHS, RFM all fall
Friday night ...Page 8


Hospice nurse

charged with

prescription,

Medicaid fraud
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times NewsJEditor


SInvestigators arrested a
Gadsden County woman
Tuesday on charges she
used her job as a registered
nurse for Big Bend
Hospice to illegally obtain
prescription drugs.
Deputies with the
Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office and investigators
with Attorney General Bill
McCollum's Medicaid Fraud


County OKs budget, adopts village rate


Additional cuts lead to approval of funding


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The Board of County Commissioners
last Wednesday passed the 2008 budget
worth almost $40 million dollars and
adopted a millage rate of 8.47495. But
not before budget cuts were made in
several areas.
The meeting was a continuation of the
second public hearing to adopt a
countywide millage rate that began on
Oct. 3.
Davin Suggs presented a budget


during that meeting based on the
adoption of a revised local county
ordinance governing the use of revenues
from the small county surtax. The
ordinance is not passed because a super-
majority, or four of the five
commissioners had to support it, was
needed.
But Suggs was able to make cuts and
make recommendations to fund most
items while leaving others for another
time.
The most watched part of the budget
was money for the Gadsden County


Sheriffs Office. They had requested just
over a million dollars but ended up with
$755,000 to fund the following:
* Salary increases for sworn
personnel-$668,000
* Cost of living raises for
administrative personnel-$42,000
* Vehicle ieplacement-$45,000
The county's staff recommended the
following items be eliminated or
reduced:

See BUDGET on Page 3


Homecoming at WGHS


Parade, crowning of queen, king
highlight festivities-

AboVe, the West Gadsden High School marching band was in fine form
for last week's Homecoming Parade in Chattahoochee. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)


Left, West Gadsden High School Homecoming King Hugo Cantero
escorts Homecoming Queen Brianna Atkins at Friday night's
Homecoming game (Photo submitted).


Gatch
Control Unit


See ARREST on Page 3


Cape Coral man killed in I-10 wreck


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times Neiws Editor
A Cape Coral man was
killed in a wreck on Interstate
10 Saturday after the car he
was a passenger in crashed
into a car driven by a Quincy
teenager.
Danny Pulle\. 53, died of
injuries sustained in the wreck
at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital about an hour after
the crash occurred.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol reports. Pulle.
was a passenger in a 1996


BMW dnrven by Elaine
Nodado. 24, also of Cape
Coral.
The BMW was traveling
through Gadsden County
eastbound on 1-10 in the
outside lane at around 5:21
p.m. when it lost control and
entered the grass median,
crossing into the \westbound
lane and crashing into a 2005
VW driven b\ a 17-year-old
Quincy girl. The VW then
spun counter clockwise across
the outside westbound and
emergency lanes of 1-10.
coming to a final rest on the


north grass shoulder facing
south, while the BMW rotated
counter clockwise on 1-10 and
came to a final rest in the
inside westbound lane facing
southwest. The accident took
place near the 186 eastbound d
mile post and resulted in the
interstate's westbound lanes
being parually closed for
around two hours.
The Gadsden County
Sheriff's Office. Gadsden
County EmeigencN Medical
Services and a local fire
department assisted at the
crash site.


County Budget
Davin Suggs. (Photo-
Du Pont)


Director
by Alice


Quincy

behind


on


utility


bill

Progress
-Energy reports
that city owes
$1.7 million
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
One of the largest energy.
companies in the nation, Progress '
Energy, told the Quincy City
Commission
that the city is V City
it's worst passes
customer budget,
when it Page 5
comes to
paying their bills on time.
Currently, the city owes the
company approximately $1.7
million dollars about half of that
is delinquent. The city has been
as late as, 120 days behind in
payments and has only been
current once in the last five years.
"They said we're the worst
See CITY on Page 5


Gretna chief looks to future

By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor ,--
It's been almost a year since
Brian Bess took ovei as chief of i
the Gretna Police Department. e
He's spent much of that time
bringing his department up to
date and making its staff a more
effective, visible presence in the
small community.
Last week, city commissioners
approved increasing the police
department's budget 'from
$187,000 to $308,000. 7
Chief Bess says he will use the Gretna Police Chief Brian Bess, shown here with one of the two 2007
money to build a public safety Dodge Chargers added to the department's fleet, is hoping to hire a few
more law enforcement officers to help make the transition from police
See GRETNA on Page 2 department to public safety department. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


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It must be October...


Some Quincy families really
enjoy decorating for Halloween
like these two homeowners on
Highland Street. The yards are 1.. .
adorned with ghosts, goblins,
caskets, and black cats, huge
stuffed rats, giant spider webs, s
and more. They're fun to look -
during the day but at night
there are really a frightful
sight. These are only two of the'
homes that we've found, if you
know of a home that's
creatively decorated for the fall
season or Halloween, let us
know and we'll share it with
the rest of the readers. (Photos
by Alice DuPont)












GRETNA from Page 1


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231 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, and from 2:10 -3:00 p.m. Havana Middle
School 1210 Kemp Road Havana. Come Learn more about your Body, Mind
and Soul with talks about taking care of yourself, feeling good, nutrition,
stress, needs, family and your community! Family Health Advocates (FHAs)
Dawn Dempsey, and Octavia Hinson. For more information Call 875-4959,
childcare provided and Refreshments served, we are waiting to hear from
you....


Tech @ Night
Technology Workshops
The TCC Quincy House
will premier different
training workshops every
Thursday evening.
Join us 6 .9 p.rn.
at the TC. Quincy House

$20 each workshop
Schedule & registration online at
www.tcc.fl,.ed.u/iti or call 201-8760


department, in which law
enforcement officers are cross-
trained as firefighters, and to'
purchase equipment that will
nudge Gretna officers all the way
into the 21st century.
He's hoping to hire four
additional police officers and one
full-time firefighter to help make
that happen. .
"I've been working with
commissioners and they are
showing a valid interest in
improving public safety for the
community," Bess -said. "I'm
rnakin. chances that oui
department has needed in order to
move forward and to be more
professional. New equipment and
more manpower will help us be
more effective in our jobs and
bring us up to today's time in law
enforcement."
When Bess became chief last
year, the police department had
three full-time employees and
one part-time employee.
With the increase in the budget
and the move toward becoming a
public safety department, he now
has openings for a total of six
full-time law enforcement
officers and one full-time
firefighter.
Eventually, the public safety
department will be housed in a
building across from the police
department and city hall. While
construction workers. build the
new facility, Bess is building.the
new department.
Through a Florida Department
of Law Enforcement grant he
purchased three tactical shotguns
for his officers. He also gained
city commission approval to buy
tasers for the department.
He's also added two, 2007
Dodge Chargers to his fleet of
patrol cars and two state-of-the-
art video systems for police
cruisers.
The video systems have interior
and exterior cameras with body
microphone ranges of up. to 600,
feet, he said.
Bess says new officers will be
guaranteed a salary of at least
$25,500 annually, maybe more,
depending on their qualifications.
"I have three law enforcement
officer positions still ope with
salaries that will be competitive,"
he said. "I want to pay the person
what they're worth."


The positions also offer state
retirement and medical insurance
paid in full by the city, as well as
life insurance.
Once the police department
becomes a public safety
department, there will be two
officers on duty:per shift with one
of those officers responding to
fire calls as well as police calls.
The additional personnel will
make an immediate impact on the

community's safety and welfare,
Bess says.
"'There will. be a.greater police
presence in neighbQidod:., and
u he'll be able to provide a
heightened level of safety to the
community," he said. "This will
-also .give us an opportunity to
more thoroughly reduce crimes in
Gretna."
Visibility is often a strong
deterrent for criminal activity,
Bess said.
He cited a recent spate of
crimes against members of
Gretna's Hispanic community,
most notably, those who live in
Smith's Trailer Park.
"The Hispanic community has
been terrorized lately there have
been a rash of vehicle burglaries,


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home burglaries, street-level
robberies where people are being
held up at gunpoint and beaten
up," Bess said. "We did not know
about this because the Hispanic
community did not come
Forward. Finally, about 20
members of the community came
to the city council and said, 'We
need help.'"
Bess said the crimes have taken
place almost daily for the past
three to four months.
"I'm working with citizens to
start a neighborhood watch
program, and speaking with one
citizen daily," he said. "There are
28 mobile homes in that park.
Only the 26 occupied by Hispanic
families have been victimized. I
went to every single trailer door
and gave out my card and
explained that we are 'here to
help. We increased patrol in the
area when we learned of the
problem last week. Since we
increased patrol, only one
.attempted break-in has been
reported."
Bess said he hopes to find
officers familiar with the concept
of community oriented policing,
of which he is a proponent.


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"Ideally, officers who apply will
be able to get out and talk with
citizens and interact with them on
a personal level," he said. "It is a
small community, and you do
interact with many of the same
people every day."
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BUDGET from


* Eliminate the Recycling
Program to save $186,000.
Money from the recycling grant
will be used to fund the operation
of the rural waste site collection
center. All affected employees
will be offered other jobs' with the
county.
* Eliminate funding for
Southside Park (Chattahoochee)
renovations to save $50,000.
* Eliminate the
position/department of Assistant
to the County Manager to save
$36,000.
* Eliminate funding to rent
space 'for the Supervisor of
Elections to save $40,000.
* Eliminate the economic
development consultant to save
$60,000.
* Reduce contingency fund
from $100,000 to $75,000.
* Reduce funding for a new
code enforcement officer to
$14,000. This position will be
offered to one of the Recycling
employees. An existing county
vehicle will be re-purposed
instead of purchasing a new
vehicle.
* Reduce the emergency home


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repair from from $50,000 to
$25,000.
* Reduce Information
Technology to $50,000.
* Reduce funding to non-profit
organizations from $50,000 to
$30,000
* Indigent care liability reduced
from $50,000 to $25,000.
* Reduce funding for Library
Reserves by $20,000 but that
money will be made up from
non-recurring funds which means
the library will not suffer
financially.
* Reduced County Extension
Service by $10,000 that was to be
used for repair and maintenance.
* Reduce funding for Parks &
Recreation services by $20,000.
* Reduce funding for Medical
Examiner.Services by $5,000.
* Reduce funding to the Public
Information Office by $30,000
But Suggs also had good news.
With the money that was taken
away, he said it would more than
likely be returned when )the
current fiscal year is closed out in
early December.
"At the end of each year, there
is money left over and those


funds can be used as replacement
funds," he said. Suggs said staff
will be prepared to make
recommendations for how to use
the surplus funds. Some of he
money may be used to remount
two ambulances, renovate the
female pod at the jail, add a jail
security camera system and
contribute the $50,000 back to
renovate the Southside Park.
Commissioner Doug Croley
said he contacted Clerk of the
Courts Nicholas Thomas to find
out if funds already collected
through the small county surtax
could be used to pay for the
camera system and the
renovations at the jail. He said
Thomas told him that he felt the
money could be used for those
purposes.
Commissioner Ed Dixon
questioned why the Clerk never
shared that information' during
the budget process that has been
ongoing for several months.
All agreed that cuts are difficult
to make but that all
commissioners had to lose some
of their favorite projects or at
least suffer cuts.


ARREST from Page 1


arrested Donna Cain Gatch, 56,
Tuesday on 53 counts of
obtaining controlled substances
by fraud and one count of
Medicaid fraud, all third-degree
felony charges.
She was booked into the
Gadsden County Jail and
released on bond later the same
day.
According to the attorney
general's office, Gatch allegedly
used her position as a registered
nurse to phone in fraudulent
prescriptions for drugs including
Ambien and hydrocodone and
had the pharmacies bill Big Bend
Hospice for the drugs.
Investigators believe Gatch got


more than 50 unauthorized
prescriptions for controlled
substances by using her patients'
names, three of whom were
Medicaid recipients.
Investigators also say no
patients of Big Bend Hospice
went without prescriptions that
were actually prescribed for
them.
"Anyone who would abuse her
position as a caretaker to obtain
illegal drugs deserves the full
force of our investigative and
prosecutorial efforts," said
McCollum.
The case was investigated by
the Diversion Response Team, a
task force of agencies formed to


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This is a 15-hour tutor-training
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this workshop and successful
tutoring for at least six (6)
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combat the illegal trade in
pharmaceutical drugs.
Participating agencies include the
attorney general's office, the
Florida Departmert of Law
Enforcement, the Florida,
Department of Health and the
U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration.
"We'll continue to work
aggressively and cooperatively to
investigate these cases," FDLE
Commissioner Gerald Bailey
said.
If convicted, Gatch could
receive up to 27Q years in prison
and $270,000 in fine. The state
attorney for the Second Judicial
Court will prosecute the case.


in "Giving the Gift of Literacy,"
please contact: Eamestine Barkley,
Adult Literacy Director at 850-
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Gadsden County, Inc. is located at
The William A. "Bill" McGill
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Investing In Our Youth
Launches a "Community Abstinence Education Campaign"

Investing In Our Youth (IOY) is sponsoring a "Community Abstinence Education
Campaign to include a series: of five (5) abstinence educational training at no cost
to faith groups and other organizations, in an effort to promote abstinence from sex-
ual activity and character education among the youth of Gadsden County.

The campaign will feature presentations to youth, and workshops to faith groups
and organizations on establishing and operating abstinence clubs. A parent-child
communication component for parents/mentors and families will also be facilitat-
ed.

Community Abstinence Education Campaigns are going on all over the country.
iOY's campaign is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health. The cam-.
paign's training and presentations will be held at the locations and on the dates as
follows:

Beulah Hill M. B. Church, Highway 90, Gretna
Tuesday, October 9th 6:00 p.m.

Greater Bethel M. B. Church, 560 MLK Blvd., Chattahoochee
Tuesday, October 16th 6:00 p.m,

Old Jerusalem M. B. Church, 197 Carver Ave., Havana
Thursday, October 25th 6:00 p.m.

Eugene Lamb Recreation Center, 420 Palmer Rd., Midway
Monday, October 29th 6:00 p.m.

IOY's Headquarters, 1131-D Live Oak St., (at RR), Quincy
Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 p.m.

Too often, you have heard about the problems of pregnancies and sexually trans-
mitted diseases (STDs) among our youth. This is a chance to take a realistic look
at Gadsden's Youth Risk Behavior Data, and decide on a role you and your
church/group can play to make us a safer, healthier, and more educated communi-
ty. Abstinence education teaches our youth to stay focused, and work continuous-
ly to reach their goals for academic success and a productive self-sufficient life.

Please RSVP








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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



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Fun, not fear, for Halloween


For most of my childhood I grew up in
ruial Gadsden County, the High Bridge
Community to be exact. It was fun for the
most part but we never got into Trick or
Treating the way I wanted to. As an avid
television watcher, I always wanted to
have the TV Trick or Treat experience.
You know, where you dress up in cute
(meaning storebought) costumes and go
from door to door and the nice lady gives
you candy and a smile. What I remember
most about growing up and Halloween was
a woman who scared the living daylights
out of me.
Her name was Bessie Lashley or Laxley,
I'm not sure which is the correct spelling or
pronunciation. She wasn't a very tall
woman, as I recall, but she was fair-
skinned and skinny.
We didn't go out to trick or treat, she
came to us. There would be a knock on the
door and my father would open it. And
there she stood, dressed in black, with soot
on her face, looking just like what a witch
ought to look like.
Of course, everybody though she was a
hoot except me, although I knew it was


Miss Bessie we saw her every day
sitting on her porch from the windows of
the school bus. It was the childhood
Halloweens that made me want to do
something different as an adult.
First, I never wanted to frighten any
children. I wanted my Halloweens to be
more festive. Secondly, I didn't want to
contribute to any child's cavities by.
offering up candy. My Halloweens feature
grilled hot dogs and fruit punch. A few
years ago, I entertained as many as 100
kids and their parents. One year, I teamed
up with the law firm of Knowles and
Randolph to do what we called Hallow-
read and distributed books and apples.
That was fun but some of my little trick or
treaters were a little amazed to get a book.
For several years, I wasn't able to do
anything for Halloween because it fell on
Tuesday and I was busy attending
government meetings (city or county).
This year, Halloween falls on Wednesday.
and I hope my schedule permits me to
have a great time. I think I enjoy it as
much as the children. That's because I'm
not frightened anymore.


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couldn't have weighed more than one of
those small, twenty-five pound bags of
seed we used to tote home from town. She
wouldn't come up to your knee and she
wasn't even close to walking yet. But you
ought to have seen the destruction she
Wrought and the discombobulation she laid
Down in my living room and kitchen and
Sbedroom.....
SAddison Grace was waiting up for me
when I returned from the football game.
Friday night. I noticed her award winning
smile and the turned over chairs at about
the same time. We had pillows, blankets,
baskets and flashing plastic toys all over
the floor. And'bags! Her parents had a bag
for bottles; a bag for diapers; a bag for
toys; a bag for Gerber's diced green beans
and apple sauce; they even had a bag for
baby sun tan lotion and can after can of
something called "Advanced Infant
Formula Similac".
It looked like World War III had broken
out! I immediately thought of Leroy
"Crash" Cunningham and his attack on the
men's locker room in old Engel Stadium in
Chattanooga after he struck out with the
bases loaded in the ninth. I remembered the
splatter when me and David Mark dropped
pumpkins off the overpass out on Hwy 79.
This "baby brought" disarray was much
worse than the wholesale damage Leon and
that big horse created at the Senior Prom.
I jumped over a pack and play, scaled a
cushion fence and crawled up face to face
with Addie. She grinned and googled. But
behind the smile and the beautiful blue
eyes I caught a hint of "it's my way or the
highway for you, big guy!"
I loved it....finally, someone with a little
spark! It had been way too quiet in this
, house for way too long! I hate that
Santiseptically clean "everything in its place
mode". I'd forgotten how boring quiet and
orderly can be!
We started working on her Tarzan yell.
And we didn't pay much attention to either
one of her ABC's books. I mean, "A is for
apple. B is for balloon." You've got to be
kidding me! I broke into an old Hank Snow
song, "I long for a trip, I don't need no
grip, I'm taking one more ride....way out
there in the prairie air, well, I guess it's in
my hide....oh the click-i-ty clack of the
railroad track is call-ing... .One More
Ride....One More Ride....."
SHer kill-joy parents made us go to bed at
l:00am. Kinda made me mad. It's my
house!
I got her up early and we dined on
something from Gerber called "Graduates".
These light-as-air "Lil' Crunchies" were a
"baked corn snack and veggie dip" that,
according to the label, was "naturally
flavored with other natural flavors". I


pondered on what that meant as Addie and
I fought over who could eat the most. And
I couldn't help but wonder what exactly it
is an eight month old was supposed to have
graduated from?
When her mom brought out the main
course of Earth's Best "organic vegetable
turkey" dinners I immediately fell out of
the eating contest. A body can take just so'
much "organic" and "natural"! When no
one was looking I introduced Addie to
Jiff's creamy smooth peanut butter spread
over a delicious Ritz Cracker.
She liked "mine" much better than
"theirs"..... And with the peanut butter, she
didn't need all those bibs!
One of her toys was a floppy blue
elephant with orange feet. What are they
teaching this child? This could mess up my
granddaughter for life! There was a fake
gold fish in a vinyl "play thing". There
were big plastic keys that banged
together....but they didn't open nothing..
She had a "Discovery Nursery Farm" that
swirled and whistled and sireened and
played Old MacDonald, Mary Had a Little
Lamb, B-I-N-G-O and, of coursed, oinked,
mooed, clucked and baaa-ed. I pointed out
to Addison that technically a dog was not
considered a farm animal.....
She wasn't listening. With a bevy of
brightly colored and noise injected toys in
front of her she crawled quickly to the side
of the couch and grabbed the telephone
cord. Good for her! She wasn't going for
the glitz! When she pulled herself up on
my antique 1932 Philco radio I saw Cathy
start for her. I waved her away. Addison
could almost reach the on/off knob. Jesse
rather abruptly observed, "Dad, that's not.
fair. You never let us touch that radio!"
I ignored.him. It was just an old radio.
Besides, you could'no longer tune in Amos
and Andy or The Lone Ranger. Jess
jumped again when Addie knocked the
Johnson's bedtime lotion dangerously close
to a St. Louis Cardinal cap. "Relax, son.
It's a worn-out hat." He shook his head in
disbelief. I told him he needed to "loosen
up" some.
Addie and I piled up cushions, rugs,
pillows and blankets into a fort. It was me
and her against the world! We flew
airplanes. We rafted down the Cascade
River. We swung on a grapevine, narrowly
avoiding the quicksand. We scaled Mt.
Everest. We only stopped for diaper
changes and Butterfingers.
I'm telling you, we had that den looking
like a den! You couldn't see the floor in
most places. We had crackers, strained
bananas and pimento cheese sandwich
crumbles sprinkled around at varying
intervals. Airplane motors, roto-rooters and


Thisjust in


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor



Fiddling around at the Leaf


The lights on the marquee at the old
Leaf Theater are shining again.
But brighter still was the opening
night performance of "Fiddler on the
Roof.'"
Quincy Music Theater managing
director Kevin Goodson put together
an ensemble of local and area actors
and actresses that bring the story to
life with wit, hard work and warmth.
The final product of weeks of
rehearsal is captivating, making the
three-hour performance glide by in
what seems like half that time.:
Community theater is a great
interactive experience and a chance to
see local musicians, dancers, actors
and actresses display their talents on
stage.
Not-to-miss scenes include a high-
energy Russian dance during the song
"To Life," in which Goodson gives
the audience a snippet of the sound of
his beautifully belted-out tenor and
the nightmare scene in which the lead
character, Tevye, tries to convince his
wife he has his reasons some of
them supernatural for allowing his
eldest daughter to marry a tailor


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rather than a rich butcher.
If you haven't had a chance yet to
go, you can still catch "Fiddler on the
Roof" this weekend at the Quincy
Music Theater.
Coming up, "The King and I" opens
Nov. 30 and "Bye Bye Birdie"
premiers Feb. 1. "Mame" brings the
season to a close in April.
In between musicals is music the
theater is this year offering a series of
classical music concerts, beginning
with a performance by Trio con Brio
Oct. 21 and a seasonal concert by the
Big Bend Community Orchestra Dec.
16. Also scheduled for the series are
performances by the FAMU Drum
Line and Pep Band Feb. 17 and
Fellowship Brass May 11.
Any way you look at it, it's a great
way to spend an evening or an
afternoon with friends, both onstage
and off.
For more information about
auditions, performances, tickets or
the theater in general, call 875-9444.
And make plans to see at least one
of the local theater's productions.
You'll be glad you did.


L letters

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Editor

October is Clergy Appreciation Month. On behalf.
of Big Bend Hospice,.! extend our special thanks to
our spiritual leaders, both employees of our
organization and those in the communities we serve.
Spiritual leaders are.essential partners in helping
hospice fulfill our mission of providing
compassionate care to those who are dying. Each
year, Big Bend Hospice provides more than 110,000
days of care to patients and families facing the end of
life. The wonderful men and women of faith greatly
enhance and support compassionate physical care by
dealing with the spiritual issues that can cause pain or
bring peace at life's end. A family's clergy is often the
first person they turn to when facing a terminal
diagnosis. I thank our religious leaders for opening
the difficult discussions that so many families need to
have about end of life care.
Each quarter our spiritual care department sponsors
"Breaking Bread" luncheons'so that area clergy can
come together to discuss issues surrounding end of
life ministry, and to develop a network of spiritual
support. These luncheons are open to all clergy in
our eight-county service area. Big Bend Hospice has
a dynamic team of chaplains serving each of our
counties and ministering to the needs of our patients.
We are fortunate to have numerous volunteer clergy
who join our chaplains in providing a supportive
presence to help our patients find peace and closure.
Ministering to the needs of those facing the end of
their time on earth, helping heal spiritual wounds,
and preparing for death is a difficult calling. I salute
our spiritual leaders and extend my prayers of
support.

Carla Braveman, RN, M.Ed, CHCE
Big Bend Hospice
President and CEO
cbraveman@bigbendhospice.org


Editor;

A sincere thanks to the many individuals who took
time from their busy Saturday schedules to attend the
Gretna Health and Help day, your contributions
allowed us to help more people than we could have
reached and assisted us in our dream of giving back
to the community. It touched my heart greatly to see
so many caring individuals from Leon and Gadsden
County to join forces in addressing the health,
educational and employment needs of the
community. Together we can make a difference.

Appreciatively yours, Jimmie Griffin, Roosevelt
Griffin and Donnie Frost


Guest



Column




Mental


health or


mental


anguish?


Florida's children housed
in psychiatric facilities

The rising number of children'
involuntarily committed to
psychiatric facilities is only one
aspect of the questionable practices
in the field of psychiatry. In a 2003
article, by Lindsay Peterson, the
Tampa Tribune reported that In
more than 16,000 cases last year,
families, schools, courts and mental
health counselors used the Baker
Act to send children to.psychiatric
crisis units. These numbers have
not decreased in the last 4 years.
17% of all Baker Acts in the state
of Florida are minors being
incarcerated into facilities that
practice ancient, unproven and
damaging psychiatric methods, in
the name of mental health. Peterson
reported, at that time, that in nearly
1900 cases, the children were 10
years old or younger.
The history of involuntary
commitment, for the state of
Florida dates as far back as 1874 at
which time a person could be
placed in a state hospital if three
people signed affida\ iis and '':'
secured die appro', al of a counir
judge. Some may have you believe
that improvements were made
when Maxine Baker, former
Florida State Representative,
succeeded in passing The Florida
Mental Health Act (The Baker Act)
In an editorial in The Ledger, April
5, 2002, it states For the first time,
Florida had a law that provided a
reasonable process for involuntarily
committing those whose conduct
made them dangerous to
themselves or others. We need to
rethink our concept of "reasonable"
when we are talking about locking
up our children in psychiatric
facilities.
Maxine Baker had something,
altogether different in mind when
she worked on this legislation in
her reference to the treatment of
people with mental illness. In the
report and recommendations of the
subcommittee on case
administration, Maxine was quoted
as saying only 9 percent of our
patients are dangerous to
themselves or others, yet 91 percent
are under lock and key for the 58
percent of our patients who are
committed involuntarily, they lose
all their civil rights and leave with
an indelible stigma. In the name of
mental health, we deprive them of
their most precious possession---
liberty.
The Baker Act is being used as a
net to scoop up any unwanted,
unmanageable behavior that is
displayed in a school setting and
our everyday life (the comer
grocery store, financial institutions,
neighborhoods, etc). Citizens
Commission on Human Rights of
Florida (CCHR), a mental health
watchdog group, has examined the
current statistics on numbers of
children Baker Acted, in the state of
Florida, and these statistics are too
high. They reflect the current trend
of diagnosing and labeling children
who do not behave according to a
criteria that is arbitrarily set by the
Diagnostic Statistical Manual
(DSM), psychiatry's bible. CCHR
has received calls from parents who
are alarmed when they discover
that their child has been Baker
Acted from school grounds after
having answered, verbally or in
writing, questions from mental
health counselors in the schools.


The Pinellas County version of
Teen Screen is called On Campus
Intervention Program. This
program is geared towards isolating
misbehaving or problem children
from the rest of the class. The
See MENTAL on Page 6














Man killed in local night club fight


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

An altercation that occurred
at a local night spot on July 7
has led to the death of a Quincy
man and the arrest of a Miami
man; Clarence George, 60, died
earlier this week of injuries he
received in a altercation at the
Six Point Club in the
Robertsville community. Two
other men, brothers Jerome
Baxter, 38, of Kissimmee, and
Robert Baxter, 35, of LaBelle,
were also injured.
Arrested and charged with
murder is 34-year-old Derrick
Eutsay Jones of Miami


Gardens.
The charges
include:
aggravated
battery on
Jerome
Baxter,
aggravated
battery on Jones
with a deadly
weapon causing great bodily
harm on Robert Baxter and
attempted second-degree mur-
der on George.
According to a report
released by the Gadsden
County Sheriffs Office, when
officers arrived on the scene,
George was lying on .the floor


the Baxter
brothers were
bleeding in
the parking
lot.
George
was taken by ,
Life Flight to George
Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, Robert
Baxter was taken by ambu-
lance to TMH and Jerome
Baxter refused medical treat-
ment.
A witness told officers that
he saw a man who called him-
self "305" an indication that the
individual was from the Miami


area, strike Robert Baxter three
or four times with a chair.
'305' also hit Clarence
George with his fist in the head
causing George to fall to the
floor where '305' started
stomping him 4-5 times in the
head." the report stated,
From the report it is unclear
what prompted the altercation.
Jones allegedly told officers
that he was talking to a woman
at the bar when his cousin told
him to "watch his back" min-
utes before a fight.broke,out
between the cousin and an
unknown individual at the bar.
Jones denied any involve-
ment in the altercation.


Security chief at FSH relieved of duties


Series of complaints prompts firing


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Florida State University
administrator fired the facili-
ty's security chief last week
after a series of complaints
were made against him.
According to Florida
Department of Children and
Families Communications
Director Erin Geraghty, James
decided to fire security chief


Rick Hudley Oct. 4 following
a series of complaints that led
her to ask the DCF's inspector
general's office to perform a
management review.
James also recently asked
for, and received, a resignation
from John Cameron, assistant
administrator for administra-
tive services.
The resignation was not
related to the ongoing manage-
ment review, Geraghty said.


James could not be reached for
comment.
According to Geraghty,
James began to receive anony-
mous complaints about Hudley
and then complaints made in
person by hospital employees.
She asked the DCF inspector
general's office for a manage-
ment review, but when she
continued to receive com-
plaints, decided to fire Hudley
before the review was com-
pleted.
"She decided it was time to
go ahead and dismiss Rick


Hudley and make sure mem-
bers of the security team felt
safe and that the hospital staff
felt safe," Geraghty said.
Cameron, on the other hand,
was asked to resign over prob-
lems in the working relation-
ship between he and James,
Geraghty said.
"Their working relationship
was becoming ineffective,"
she said.
"I think Diane is pleased
with the decisions she's made
and is ready for the hospital to
move forward."




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City OKs budget, wants finance manger


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Quincy City Commissioners
passed a $36 million dollar plus
budget Tuesday night and at least
one commissioner, Derrick Elias,
thinks its too much. The village
rate was unchanged and remained
at 2:75 mills.
"I believe our budget is too
high for the size of the- city and
the number of people," he said.
But commissioners were in no
mood to hear any excuses on any-
thing "and were ready t0o'make
tough decisions.
City Manager Bill Bogan said
this year's budget is actually a
reduction from last year.
However, when commissioners
decided to take a closer look to
make sure the document con-
tained what they wanted, they
learned something disturbing.
When commissioners voted a
few months ago to borrow a half
million dollars from Capital City
Bank and a half million dollars
from reserves they said they
made it clear that the money was
to be paid back to both in 20
months.
Bogan informed them that
while he has been paying the
bank back on time, no money has
been paid back to. the city's


V For more on the city
budget, see next week's
Gadsden County Times

reserves. He said he thought he
had been given 20 months to
repay the reserves and that the
timetable was not monthly as it
was for the bank repayment
schedule only.
Commissioners then told
Bogan to take the $100,000 they
recently saved on insurance that
he had placed into th cotifih-
gency fund and put'it in reserves.
"If we have extra money we
need to take care of our debts,"
said Commissioner Derrick Elias.
Bogan was also given march-
ing orders to find and hire a
finance director. The city has not
had a finance director, contrary to
the city charter, for more than a
year. Bogan also said the city is
without a chief accountant or a
senior accountant.
"How does that impact on our
government?" Elias asked.
He said, without naming.
Names, that hiring personnel has
to be more about just hiring our
friends or hiring somebody for
the sake of, hiring.
Commissioners asked him to
bring a finance director back by


December. There was $65,000 in
the budget to pay a finance direc-
tor but Bogan said, and others
agreed that the price for a compe-
tent finance director will exceed
the budgeted amount.
"We've been operating outside
of the charter for the last year.
This commission has gotten to a
point where we have to demand,"
said Commissioner Andy Gay.


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The Gadsden County Times October 11, 2007 5



MEETING NOTICE
The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 starting at 6:00 p.m. The following items
have been agendaed: Employee Service Award Recognition; Update on
the Hospital and Urgent Care Center. Consent for Approval: Approval
of Minutes; August 21, 2007 Regular Meeting; August 28, 2007 -
Special Meeting; Ratification of Approval of Payment of Bills; Approval
of Chairman Holt's Travel for the Advanced County Commissioner
(ACC) Education Program; Approval of New Road Names; Approval to
Accept Florida Department of Health County Grant Award; Approval to
Accept the Annual Forestry Report and Operating Plan; Approval to
Apply for EMS Matching Grants; Approval to Award Community Traffic
Safety Team Sidewalk Project to GAC Contractors Inc.; Approval of
Change Order #5 to 2006 Road Paving Contract; Approval of Lanier
Road Resurfacing Contract Change Order and Notice of Substantial
Completion; Approval of Atwater Road Resurfacing Contract Change
Order and Notice of Substantial Completion; Approval of Old Federal
Road Resurfacing Contract Change Order and Notice of Substantial
Completion; Approval of Juniper Road Resurfacing Contract Change
Order and Notice of Substantial Completion; Approval to Participate in
the Local Update of the Census Addresses (LUCA) and Acceptance of
Grant Award Letter and Subgrant Agieement from the Department of
Community Affairs; Approval of Non-Profit Process and Timeline;
Approval of Network Engineering Contract for Allcol Technologies,
Inc.; Approval to Re-Issue a Request for Proposal for Fiber Optic
Network Services.;" Consent Items Pulled for Discussion: Citizens
Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit):
Public Hearings: .Public Hearing Variance Request Gay Steffen
Residence (V-2007-03); Public Hearing Request for Approval of an
Outdoor Entertainment Venue Temporary Use Bear Creek Music and
Arts Outdoor Festival Permit Per Section 58, Article IV, Gadsden County
Code of Ordinances. General Business: Approval to Deny Nathaniel
Cunningham House Application; Approval of Update of Information
Technology Strategic Plan. Commissioners Items: Presentation and
Approval of County Manager's Evaluation. Receipt and File For the
Record:, Letter from the State of Florida Attorney General's Office
Regarding Settlement Agreement; Letter from the Florida Department of
Corrections Regarding the County Jail; Letter from Landis Crockett to
the Department of Environmental Protection Regarding Friends of Lake
Talquin; Letter to Willie and Mary Parker.Regarding Construction of a
Porch on an Existing Residence; Letter from the Department of
Environmental Protection to David and Regina Shields Regarding Solid
Waste/Dredge and Fill Penalties; Letter from Comcast Regarding a
Change in Late Fees; Letter from Chip Gray Realty, PA Regarding
Recent Property Listing which is Leased to Gadsden County; Letter from
the Department of Revenue Regarding Local Communication Service
Tax, Ordinance #2007-009; Notice from the Office of Criminal Justice
Grants at Florida Department of Law Enforcement Regarding the JAG
Program; Letter from the Department of Community Affairs Regarding
CDBG Contract Monitoring Visit Scheduled October 16, 2007; Letter to
the office of the Auditor Geneial Regarding the County Audit Corrective
Action Plan; Letter to Medicare Regarding the Gadsden County Urgent
Care Center Operation; Agreement Regarding Development of Parcel
David & Carline Biles; Letter from the Clerk of.Circuit,Court Regarding
Cash Report as of October 3, 2007; Letter from the Clerk of Circuit
Court Regarding Summary Financial Statement as of October, 2007;
Letter from the Clerk of Circuit Court Regarding the Clerk's Internal
Auditor on Countywide Technology Enhancement.Initiative. ,

If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such public
meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such pur-
pose heshe may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the
appeal is to be heard. 10/11/07c


CITY from Page 1


customer they have and that insults
me. The sole revenue for the city
comes from electricity, they ought to
be the first people we pay. You need
to make this a financial priority. This
commission needs to demand .it
change," said Commissioner Andy
Gay.
Bill Bogan, city manager, said the
company charges about $800,000 per
month for providing utilities to the
city wholesale which the city then
sells to utility customers. The sale of
utilities is the only revenue they city'
earns to operate. The company has
been providing electricity to the city
for the past 80 yeats.
Keen and Futch also told
commissioners that utility bills are
going to go up for the next three years
and that customers can expect to see a
5 percent in utility bills. A utility bill
for $100 will soon be $105 per
month.
Commissioners wondered if the
reason for the rate hike was due to the
city not paying the company on time.
Keen reassured them that while the
company would like to get paid on
time, the rise in cost is not tied to not
paying on time.
"These are the lowest rates
available for the next three years.
You're getting the lowest rates in
Florida," said Keen. The city's
contract is also up for a three year
renewal and Keen said the company's
treasurer is asking that the city
become current prior to signing a new
contract.
Would the company one day pull
the plug on the city? Keen said no.
City attorney Jack McLean told the
commissioners that there were offers
on the table from Progress Energy
during the negotiations. "There were
other options but none were
attractive," McLean said.
"We've been strong-armed," added
Commissioner Sherrie Taylor. She


has been in favor of other options that
include seeking other providers and
purchasing a pipeline to Georgia. But
all agreed that with a payment track
record that's less than stellar, few
companies are going to take on a city
with a reputation of not paying on
time.
Taylor asked Keen why "the cost
they charge the city could not be
reduced.
Keen said the rate the city pays is
based on paying one half for fuel and
one half on fixed cost. "We can't do
anything about the fuel cost and we
haven't raised the fixed cost to
customers in 11 years," Keen said,
adding "our rates are based on cost
and there isn't that much flexibility
there."
"We're not competitive because we
don't pay, our bills," said
Commissioner Derrick Elias. The city
is also paying about 8 percent interest
for all those late payments. Bogan
said that over the last 12 months,
nearly $50,000 has been paid in late
fees.
Taylor satd many people in her
district live in older homes that are
not energy efficient and therefore are
payinghigher utility, bills. Keen said
that Progress Energy can also make
available to the city energy experts
who can help teach people how to
conserve energy.
"We're willing to help people get
those home energy efficient," Keen
said. Commissioner Finely Cook said
he too would support getting help for
those with homes that are not energy
efficient.
Commissioners said when the
agreed to borrow a million dollars
several months ago they wer under
the impression that the company
would be brought current. Bogan said
the loan was for other debts, not
Progress Energy.


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6 The Gadsden County Times October 11, 2007


Mother Love

coming to

Quincy

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The national spokesperson for
the American Diabetes
Association's new "I Decide to
Fight Diabetes" campaign,
Mother Love, will speak to the
Gadsden County Community on
health, love, and life issues. The
event will be held Thursday,
October 25, at 7 p.m. at the
National Guard Armory on Pat
Thomas Parkway.
Mother Love is a published
author, veteran, of television sit-
coms, radio talk and music shows,
film actress, advice columnist,
motivational speaker and
humorist.
She was diagnosed with type 2
diabetes in 1990. Since then she
has been on a personal crusade to
share information about diabetes
management. "She has lost over
100 pounds and has improved her
diabetes management through
hard choices and healthy lifestyle
changes", according to informa-
tion released by her publicist.
Mother Love is the recipient of
the 2007 Living History Makers
Award in Entertainment from
Turning Point inagazine in Los
Angeles and the 2006 honoree for
ABC7 TV Women of Courage. In
2005 she was recognized for the
Life Award in Journalism for her
work on dLife (sic) TV, and later
that year she was awarded the
Urban Angel Award for all of her
work with diabetes awareness.
She has done more than 200
radio interviews since 2006 on the
subject of diabetes.
Mother Love will also speak at
Bethel AME Church on Orange
Ave. in Tallahassee Wednesday
October 24, at 7 p.m., and will.
give. a similar talk Thursday,
October 25 at 2 p.m. at the FAMU
School of Pharmacy's Blue Cross
Blue Shield Auditorium.
The program, sponsored by
Novo Nordisk, is free of charge
and open to the public.


Julia Woodward honored


Mary Britt, immediate past
president of the Texas-based
American Association of
Community Theaters, pres-
ents Gadsden County philan-
thropist Julia Woodward with
a Spotlight Award for
Significant Contribution to
Local Community Theater
Oct. 5 on opening night of
"Fiddler on the Roof" at the
Quincy Music Theater.
(Photo by Leslie Roberts)


Gadsden native author to hold book-signing


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Woodrow Campbell, a
Gadsden County native and pub-
lished author, will be available to
sign his new book, "Fade to"
Black...Thoughts on Black
Americans", Saturday October
27 at the CEDO building in
downtown Quincy from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m.. The book signing and
reception are .co-sponsored by
the Tau Theta Omega Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc. and Gadsden County
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc.
The book takes a look at the
identity crisis of Black
Americans and tries to find some
logical foundation for who they
are and how they came to be. It
compiles certain attributes and
characteristics of Black America
and its perspective in today's


world. The book asks very direct
questions of Black America and
the views regarding labels that
represent them as a race in mod-
em America.
"Fade to Black" has been said
to make the reader pause to
reflect the history of an entire
race. The book travels back in
history to many of the profound
influences throughout history
like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
arid Sojurner Truth who set
benchmarks for the reason the
questions are raised today.
Campbell was born and
reared in Gadsden County near
Mt. Pleasant. While living with
his family on a tobacco farm, his
parents provided him with love
and guidance and instilled in him
the importance of a good educa-
tion and becoming the best he
could be.
After graduating valedictorian
in Carter-Parramore High


School's class of 1963, Campbell.
attended Northwestern
University in Evanston, IL on a
football scholarship. At
Northwestern he earned a BA
Degree in Arts and Sciences. He
was drafted by the Houston
Oilers where he was an All Pro
running back. After leaving pro-
fessional football he became the
first black sportscaster in the City.
of Houston. He is a member of
the Retired National Football
League Players Association and
a retired Vietnam Vet.
He has enjoyed a successful
career in middle management in
corporate America where he is
often sought after as a mentor
and advisor to the many associ-
ates he has worked with through-.
out his life.
The community is invited to
attend the book signing and meet
Campbell or renew acquain-
tance.


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LEGAL NOTICE

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a Special Board Meeting to
which all interested persons are invited.

Date: 'Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Thursday, October 18, 2007
Time: 6:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M.
Place: School Board Meeting Room
Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, Florida

PURPOSE:
For Board Members to discuss and act on individual School
Improvement Plans, and other such business as may be ready for
consideration.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise con-
tacting: The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr.
Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351.
Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meet-
ing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made,
which records would include the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Dated this 8'" day of October, 2007 A.D.
THE SCHOOL BOARD.OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools

10/11/07c


MENTAL from Page 4 s


children can be subjected to a
mental health questionnaire or
interview and if they are arbitrarily
deemed a potential risk to
themselves or others regardless of
their actual behavior or the
underlying causes of such -- they
are removed from school grounds
and forcibly taken to the nearest
psychiatric facility or ward. At that
point, they are admitted under the
Baker Act and held in the facility
for 72 hours, with no visitation
rights for their parents to see them
until a period of 24 hours after
involuntarily incarcerated.
We must question the rising
statistics of Baker Acts in our state,
with more than 14,000 minors who
were Baker Acted in the year
2005,with an increase of more than
500 children per year from the
years 2003-2005. This includes
children as young as 4 years old.
Who is really watching over these
children?.
Along with the passage of time
since Maxine Baker worked on this
legislation, until present day, we
have seen escalating use of the
DSM, with its bogus disorders that
are listed in this psychiatric manual,
and the greatly expanded use of
mind-altering, potentially fatal
psychotropic drugs and unscientific
mental health questionnaires. The
original intent of this law has been


perverted to fuel the already, raging
trend to deem all persons with
whose behavior we might disagree,
as having mental illnesses, and to
line the.pockets of those vested-
interests who profit from the
drugging of an entire generation of


children and the creation of a drug
dependent society.
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CCHR Florida's toll free Hotline:
1-800-782-2878. CCHR
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Domestic violence: 'The Cycle of Abuse'


One woman suffers consequences, but finds help, hope at Refuge House


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Editor's note: For purposes
of this article, the real name of
this victim on domestic violence
will not be used.

For 17 years Mary kept her
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Of course they suspected some-
thing but it was nothing anyone
could pinpoint. She was hiding
domestic violence. Then one
day she summoned the courage
to seek help. With three young
children, she refused to allow
them to grow up in that situa-
tion.
"She was afraid. But she
came to Refuge House anyway.
We were able to relocate her
away from the area, she has a
job, an apartment, the children
are in school and she is safe,"
said Karnell Jones, Gadsden
County's coordinator for the
Refuge House that also includes
Liberty, Wakulla and Franklin
Counties.
Refuge House is the local,
not for profit organization that
helps women who are the vic-
tims of domestic violence abuse
and sexual assault. The services
are free and confidential.
Mary suffered through what
experts on the subject call the
Cycle of Abuse. Jones said it is
important that women recognize
what is happening before it is
too late. She said that Mary, like
many women, was caught in that
cycle.
"We have found that abuse
follows a common pattern in
many cases. Unless action is
taken to break the cycle, the vio-
lent incidents usually become
more frequent and more severe,"
she said.
Jones said the Cycle of
Abuse usually has three phases.
They are:
SPhase One: Tension begins


to mount as the abusive partner
increased his threats of violence,
often calling the woman names
and pushing her around. During
this phase, the abused woman
will often make increasing.
efforts to please the abuser or
calm him down.
Phase Two: Violence erupts
as the abuser throws objects at
his partner, hits, slaps, kicks,
chokes, or beats her with his fist.
He may also abuse her sexually,
or use weapons such as belts,
sticks, knives or guns.
Phase Three: The abuser
apologizes, often excessively,
and expresses guilt and shame.
He promises the violent behav-
ior will not happen again and he
often buys his partner gifts.
Sometimes the abuser will mini-
mize the violence or blame it on
the woman, saying it would
Shave never have.happened if she
had not done something to make
him angry.
"Unfortunately because of
the woman's guilt and shame the
abused woman will believe the
abuser. People like Mary really
hope that the violent pattern will


end and she tried all those years
to change the pattern by doing
everything she could not to
make him angry. The truth is,
there was nothing she could
have ever done to change the
pattern with her husband," Jones
said.
Jones and others feared at
one point Mary would return to
the abusive situation.
When Refuge House officials
were able to secure her a place
to live, she wasn't sure she
wanted to leave her familiar sur-
roundings.
"People have to understand
that for some of these women,
they are leaving everything they
know. They are moving into a
situation where they are taking
on a new job, the kids are get-
ting settled in new schools and
their whole life is about the
change. It can the scary," Jones
said.
But when Mary's husband
spent less and less time trying to
makeup' and stopped trying to
explain his actions. Jones said
she realized that the rest of her
life was going to be one of abuse
but she sought help despite her
fears.
"The first step in breaking the
violent pattern is a relationship
is to tell someone. Let someone'
know about your situation so
you can contact them in case
you need to leave a dangerous
situation.
If any woman wants to talk,
call the Refuge House at 627-.
9377 or call the Hotline at 681-
2111. Jones said.


Profilng a potential battered


Experts point out danger signs


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Experts in the field have
developed a list of personality
traits that may indicate a poten-
tial batterer. It is not the pur-
pose of that is listing to imply
that every person with .some of
these attributes is a batterer or a
potential batterer.
Jealousy: At the start of the
relationship an abuser will
equate jealousy, and love. He
will question the victim about
who he talks to, accuse her of
flirting, or become jealous of
time spent with others.
Controlling Behavior: In
the beginning an abuser will
attribute his controlling behav-
ior to concern for his partner
(for example the partner's safe-
ty or decision-making skills).
As this behavior progresses the
situation will worsen.. He may
assume all control of finances
or prevent his partner from
coming and going as she
wished.
Quick Involvement: A bat-
tered woman often has known
or dated her abuser for less than
six months before getting mar-
ried, engaged or living together.
He will pressure his partner to
commit to the relationship.
Later, -a victim may feel guilty
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Unrealistic Expectations:
An abuser expects his partner to
meet all of his needs,, to take
care of everything for him emo-
tionally, and domestically.
Isolation: An abuser will
attempt to isolate his 'victim by
severing her ties to outside sup-
port and resources: The batterer
will accuse others, such as the
victim's friends and family, of
being "trouble makers." He may
block his partner's access to use
of a vehicle, work, or telephone
services in the home.,
Blames Others For His
Problems: An abuser will
blame others for shortcomings.
Someone is always out to get
him or is an obstacle to his
acheivement. The victim or
potential victim will be balmed
for almost anything that goes
wrong.
Hypersensitivity: An. abu-
sive person is easily insluted.
He receives the slightest set-
backs as personal attacks.
Cruelty to Animals and
Children: This is a person who
punishes aninals brutally or is
insitive to pain. He may expect
children to perform beyond
their capability (for example
whipping a two year old for
wetting a diaper or teasing chil-
dren or siblings until they cry.
"Playful" Use of Force in
Sex: This behavior includes
restraining partners against
their will during sex; acting out
fantasies in thich the partner is
helpless; initiating sex when the
partner is asleep; or demanding
sex when the partner is ill or
tired, he may show little con-
cern for his partner's wishes and
will use sulking and anger to
manupulate compliance.


Verbal Abuse: This behav-
ior involves saying 'things that
are intended to be curel and
hurtful, cursing or degrading
his partner, or putting' down
your. partner's accomplish-
ments-
Rigid Sex Roles: The vic-;
tim, almost always the woman,
will be expected to serve. For
instance, a male abuser will see
women as inferior to men,
responsible for menial tasks,.
stupid, and unable to be a whole,
person without a relationship.
Dual Personality; ("Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde")
Explosive behavior and moodi-'
ness, which can shift quickly to'
congeniality, are typical of peo-
ple who beat their partners..
Past Battering: An abuser
will beat any partner he is with
if the individual is involved
with hiim long enough for the
cycle of abuse to begin; circum-
stances do not make a person an
abusive personality.
Threats of Violence: This
consists of any threat of physi-
cal force meant to control the
partner. Most people do not
threaten their mates but an
abuser will excuse this behavior
by claiming "everyone talks
like that."
Breaking or Striking
Objects: This behavior is used:
as punishment (breaking senti-
mental possessions) or to ter-:
rbrize the victim into submis-
sion).
Any Force During an
Argument: This may involve
an abuser holding down hs part-
ner, physically restraining his
partner from leaving, or push-;
ing, or shoving. Holding some-
one back order to make
demands, such as "You will lis-
ten to me!", is also a show of,
force.


HUNKERIN' from Page 4


authentic wild African hyena
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Our house had come alive
again! What a special, special
invasion! I pity the poor souls
that believe silence is golden.
They've never had a twenty-
three pound package of sheer
joy rock their world. As the kids


were preparing to leave I told
Jess and Jessica if they didn't
bring this angelic child back by
next week-end I was going to
wash both of their mouths out
with Broudeaxu's Butt Paste.
It's amazing what a little child
can teach you......

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Sports


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B. Joe Ferolito


Banker Jerry Gaskin became win
number five for me last week. The
Wewahitchka native hit only 3 of 10
picks while I managed a 6 of 10


week.
I'm 5-1 for the year now and ready
to take on my next opponent. Bob
Everett, is from just up the road from


Wewahitchka. Blountstown, is where
Bob has grown up and now lives. An
all around athlete at Blountstown
High, Bob, graduated in '91 and was
outstanding in football, basketball,
and baseball.
After high school he played 2
years at Booneville Mississippi
Community College.
For the past five years Bob has
worked in the Florida Correctional
System and he is presently a
Correctional Officer at Liberty CC.
Bob,-bas also taken up football ref-
ereeing and has done an outstanding
job in his first year with the Quincy
Officials Association.
A daughter Satyria, who is a senior
at Blountstown High. and a son
Trenton, age 4, also takes up his time.
The FSU fan plans to beat me with
these picks this week.....
FSU over WAKE FOREST-Noles


are really improving as the year goes
on.
SOUTH CAROLINA over
NORTH CAROLINA-One reason,
Steve Spurrier.
GEORGIA TECH over MLAMI-
Canes aren't what they have been.
WISCONSIN over PENN STATE-
Badgers are pretty good.
LSU over KENTUCKY-The best
team in the land.
S.C. STATE over FAMU-Rattlers
are struggling.
ILLINOIS over IOWA-Going with
the Illini.
USF over UCF-Bulls can play
with the big boys.
AUBURN over ARKANSAS-
Tigers beat the Gators.
OKLAHOMA over MISSOJURI-
Stoops team will pull it out.
Now can I pull out a win over Bob
with these picks?.....


FSU over WAKE FOREST-No~te.
are not a Thursday nightteam though.
SOUTH CAROLINA over
NORTH CAROLINA-SEC team best-
an ACC team.
MIAMI over GEORGIA TECHWI
Canes blow hardest at home.
PENN STATE over WISCONSINL '
Both teams need a win here..
LSU over KENTUCKY-Wildcats;
in a murderous row schedule.
S.C. STATE over FAMU-Rattlers:
ain't rolling.
ILLINOIS over lOWA-Zook'k
bunch can win the Big Ten.
USF over UCF-A golden midl
Florida battle.
ARKANSAS over AUBURN
Nun's Hogs root out a win.
OKLAHOMA over MISSOURI-:
Another unbeaten bites the dust. .'
And I hope I avoid biting the du4
as Bob and I disagree THREE times.


EGHS slips, slides to wet 1


7-15 loss to Bay


Muddy second half does Jaguars in


By JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor

Leading 15-6 at halftime East
Gadsden seemed to have the
game in hand. But a steady rain,
and a steady Bay High football
team did the Jaguars in at the.
East Gadsden Field Friday
night.
Things clicked real well for
the Jaguars in the first half.
From the opening drive to the
end of the half the home team
was pretty much in command.


On that opening drive the
Jaguars moved 80 yards in 9
plays for a touchdown behind
some quick runs by Darius
Davis and some crisp passing by
Eduardo Torres. Kendre
McCloud scored on a 15-yard
run to cap that opening drive.
Fernando Sanchez extra point
kick put it at 7-0.
Bay came right back with a
long touchdown drive of their
own and scored late in the first
quarter when Khyn Thornton
got in the end zone-\ ith a 10-


yard. run; The point after was
missed leaving East Gadsden up
7-6.
On their next possession the
Jaguars had another nice drive
moving from their 20 to the Bay
1. A Torrez 30 yard pass to
Ricky Ray was the key play in
the drive. However, the Jaguars
couldn't get in on four downs
from that point turning the ball
over to the Tornados.
That didn't seem all bad
when the Bay qb stepped out of
the end zone on a pass attempt


and the safety made it 9-7.
The Jaguars couldn't move
after the free kick and Torrez
punted Bay back deep in their
territory. That set up East
Gadsden's next touchdown
which was the result of a
Tornado fumble that Montez
Fryson scored on a 33-yard
recovery run and it was 15-6.
The big play of the. game
came right after the second half
started. Torrez first pass after
intermission was intercepted by
Bay's Jordon Byrd who returned
it 40 yards for a td. Thornton
dove in for the 2-point conver-
sion making it 15-14.


East Gadsden couldn't move
the football on their next posses-
sion.'After the change' of posses-
sion the Tornados moved from
their 20 to the Jaguar 11 setting
up Kyle Schneider's 28-yard
field goal. That wound up being
the game difference despite a
few opportunities East Gadsden
had to pull it out.
One of those chances came
with 2 minutes left. Larry Reed,
who had an outstanding defen-'
sive night on the wet field,
recovered a Bay fumble at the
Tornado 20. Bu, on the muddy
field the Jaguars went nowhere
and Bay held on to the district 2-


3A win. Reed was in on 15 tack-
les during the night.
"We played well the first
half." East Gadsden coach Scott
Anderson said. "But we could-
n't get things going in the last
half."
"The interception kind of
turned things around and we just
couldn't take .advantage of
opportunities and turn it back
around."
East Gadsden takes a week.
off district play Friday night.
Theywill play tough Lincoln at
Chiles at 7 pm.


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Fourth quarter end zone fumble costs Panthers


College
FSU 27 N. C. State 10
Winston-Salem 27 FAMU 23
LSU 28 Florida 24
This week
FSU at Wake Forest (Thurs.)
FAMU at S.C. State
Florida (open)
Next week
Norfolk St. at FAMU (Thurs.)
Florida at Kentucky
Miami at Florida State


High School
Bay High 17 East Gadsden 15
Jay 14 West Gadsden 10
Graceville.27 Munroe 0'
This week
East Gadsden-Lincoln at Chiles
Wewahitchka at West Gadsden
Munroe (open)
Next week
Rickaids at East Gadsden
West Gadsden at Freeport
Munroe at John Paul (Thurs.)


West Gadsden High School plays

another close district game


West Gadsden seems to
always play close district
football games.
In the -previous two
weeks before Friday night
the Panthers had slipped by


Sneads in a district game,
and lost to Port St. Joe in a
close one.
Things weren't any differ-
ent Friday night.
Nursing a 10-7 lead early


in the fourth quarter West.
,Gadsden fumbled the foot-
ball in their own end zone
and Jay recovered the lost
football for a touchdown
giving the Santa Rosa
County team a 14-10 win.
The Panthers had built
the lead on a first quarter 4-
yard run by Leroy Smith, a
point after kick by Jose


Calderon, and a 32-yard
field goal by Calderon.
The loss dropped West
Gadsden to 1-2 in District 1-
A. Jay is 2-0.
West Gadsden hosts
Wewahitchka in another dis-
trict. game Friday night.
The Gators bring a 1-2
district mark into the 8 pm
encounter.


Graceville shuts out Munroe 28-0


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on the Munroe Bobcats in a rdiny,
muddy football game at Cony
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their better defensive games this
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defense with 10 tackles and Colby
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an interception in the game for the
Bobcats. Munroe is off this week
and will play at John Paul on
Thursday October 18.


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EAST GADSDEN
Last week: The Jaguars let the game slip
away in a 17-15 loss to Bay High. The game
was played in a steady rain. East Gadsden
had trouble maintaining an offense in the
second half after leading 15-6 .at intermis-
sion.
This week: East Gadsden (2-4) travels to
Chiles High for a 7 pm game with Lincoln
(5-1) Friday night.
Last year: The teams did not meet.
What to look for: Lincoln is the number
5 ranked team in the state's 4A poll. The
Trojans have one of the Big Bends premier
players in qb B. J. Daniels. A big offensive
line led by Padric Scott gives Daniels plenty
of room and time to display his skills.
Defensive back T. J. Bryant heads an experi-
enced defense.
"This game gives our players a chance to
show their talents." Jaguar coach Scott
Anderson says. "We want people to know
there's good players just west of
Tallahasse,"Anderson continued.
The Jaguars need some ball control in this
game if they are to keep the game winnable.


WEST GADSDEN
Last week: A lost fumble in their on end
zone cost the Panthers bad against Jay who
went home from Greensboro with a 14-10
win.
This week: West Gadsden (2-5, 1-2)
hosts Wewahitchka (2-3, 1-2) in a District 1-
A contest at 8 pm.
Last year: The Panthers squeaked out a
13-12 win in Wewahitchka.
What to look for: If West Gadsden is to
have any chance of getting into the district
race they have to win this game. The offense
needs consistency that it has not shown thus
far. The defense continues to keep the
Panthers ingames.
Wewahitchka will bring a young team into
Greensboro Friday night. Qb Cody Wade
passed for a pair of touchdowns to back
Chance Knowles in the Gators win over
Franklin Co. last week. Look for the pair of
sophomores to try the passing game against
the Panthers Friday night.
MUNROE
Last week: Lost to a strong Graceville
team 28-0 in a rainy night in Quincy.


Munroe volleyball ups record to 15-5


MUNROE DEFEATS WEST
GADSDEN

25-22, 25-14, 25-19

Crystal Wade served up
eleven aces in a county win over
visiting West Gadsden last


Monday. Kirsten Alien had 14
assists and five aces and Jill
Purvis added three kills and 4
aces. Ivie Thomas also had a
fine all-around game with four
kill and aces.
Coach Elliot Blake was
happy the match gave him the


opportunity to use the teams
backups and give them some
much needed experience. The
Lady Cats have played a tough
regular season schedule.


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"However, we lost our compo-
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Our schools...Our churches...Our clubs...Our lives...


Gadsden Co.
Oct. 11-17

Events
Submit items to the
Gadsden County Events
Calendar no later than
the. Friday prior to the,
issue in which you'd like
),our event to aPpear.
E, be of a
cominunity nature and
open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 11
12:30 p.m., Quincy
Kiwanis, Kittrell's
Restaurant
6 p.m., G.adsden Countil,
11.1aufflng an Zoning
cofflinissioni
commissioners' meeting
room

Fridav, Oct. 1.2
8 P.m., fiddlerr on the
Roof," Quincy Music
Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 13
5 a.m.,TDS'relecom and
Gadsden County
Chamber of Commerce
Bass Fish ing1ournamen t,
Ingram's Marina an(]
Whippoorwill Landing at
Lalie'falquin. Weigh-in at
3 p.m. Call 627-9231 for
more information.
10 a.m. -- 6 p.m., Havana
Bead Festivd, Planter's
Exchange
8 P.111, "Fiddler on the
Roof," Quincy Music
Theater.


'Suaiday, Oct. 14
10 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Havana
Bead Festival) Planter's
Exchange
3 p.m., "Fiddler on the
Roof," Quincy Music
Theater.

Tutsday, Oct. 1.6
1 p.m., Quincy Rotary
ltQuincyw/olne s
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6 PAIRI, Gadsden Counq,
Conignission, Edward.j.
Butler Gadsden County
Covernmental Complex,
commissioners' meeting
room.

Open House to Honor
Lee Mainella.


Liaht'N UpArt Co-o
0 p
and Swdio will host an
open home Oct. 26 from
p.m. to honor Lee
Mairiella.
Mainella. was one of the
leaders in the
revital;,zation of Historic
Hava.na in the early '90s.
Tic opened Florida Art
Center in.1992, making
Havana one ofthe
preinier locationsin the


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.Commissioner Derrick Price, center, has the honor of cutting the ribbon to officially open the club. (Photo by Ali


Boys &

Girls Club

becomes a

reality for

Gadsden

County


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
No one says s-h-h-h anymore in
the white building at 715 Main
Street in Chattahoochee. .That's
because the former library has been.
transformed into the Boys & Girls
Club of the Big Bend,
Chattahoochee Club.
"This is awesome. It's great This
is a starting point to? the young'
people and adults. This will lift up
our already great city, it will let


Alex Jackson, a
member of the
Chattahoochee .- i
Boys & Girls
Club staff, grilled
hot dogs and
hamburgers kids
and guests
attending the
grand opening.
(Photo by Alice
DuPont)


Latrecia Germany, Chattahoochee Boys & Girls Club director,
checked computers before students began work after the official
grand opening Monday afternoon. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


people know that we care about our
young people", said Chattahoochee
Councilman James.Atkins.
While the club has been operating
for nearly a month and has a daily
group of about 50 children, the
official grand opening, and ribbon
cutting ceremony was held last
Monday afternoon.
"It's beerf a long time coming,"
said Buddy Streit, president of the
Boys and Girls Club of the Big
Bend. There are 16 other clubs in



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four counties served by the club. He
said the clubs provide kids with a
safe place to go with smart things to
do.
"We touch the future every day
and the key to our success is
positive programming," he said.
Streit thanked all the individuals
who helped make the club a reality,
but he singled out Commissioner
Ed Dixon to thank for his support in
bringing the clubs to Gadsden,
County.
Love for children and her
community convinced
Chattahoochee native. Latrecia
Germany that she wanted to be the
club director. "My thing is
academics. I want the kids to learn
so that they will be able to complete
in the world along with other
children," she said. The club will
also offer children help with their
homework and the FCAT.
"Our children in Chattahoochee
have been struggling with the
FCAT and we want to change that,"
she said. Germany is proud of the
12 new computers that line one
wall in the club.
This is a club that children can be


proud to visit daily. No hand-me-
down furniture but fre hlh pai'ted
with tables and chairs that 'can
accommodate small or large
groups, rooms that are divided to
enhance individual or group
learning skills and a staff of "people
who care about the kids," Germany
said.
County Commission chairperson.
Brenda Holt, called the opening of
the club a win. "This is number one
and we're going to get number two
as soon as we can," she said. Holt
called the Boys & Girls Club a
stellar organization and said they
help build leaders.
The second club has already
opened. and has a temporary home
at the Quincy Community Church
of God In Christ on Pat Thomas
Parkway, according to Gerrold
Austin of Jefferson County. Austin
said the club is open Monday
through Friday already from 2:30
p.m. to 6 p.m.
But the day belonged to the
Chattahoochee Club.
"This is a glorious day in
Chattahoochee. I am a proponent of


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Boys & Gifls Club. You have the
support of the Mayor, the council
and myself," said Chattahoochee
City Manager Lee Gamer. Garner,
who was the manager in Camilla,
Ga., before coming to
Chattahoochee, said that
community had a club that was the
recipient of many accolades while
he lived there. He said he hopes the
Chattahoochee Club would receive
recognition for exemplary work.
"A lot of people have said this
(opening of the club) has been a
long time coming. But the other
part of that song is a change is
gonna come. Today we are here
celebrating that change. We can
create opportunities for our kids
through the Boys & Girls Club,"
Dixon said.
Kenyata Jackson, who has a son
participating in the club said she
loves the club and its programs. "I'
love it. It's great for the kids of
Chattahoochee. It. offers them
something to do and it's safe," she
said.
See CLUB on Page B 8


Staff members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend
Chattahoochee, (eft to right) Jannita Jones, Latrecia Germany, Alex
Jackson, Candace Green, Whitney Jackson, Latreva Stallworth, and
(seated) LaDonna Jackson. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


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Avant, George Davis

George Davis Avant, 86, died
Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at his
home, he is survived by his wife
of 48 years Gayle Elizabeth
Christensen Avant. The service
will be 2:00 P.M. EDT Friday,
Oct. 5, 2007 at Faith Presbyterian
Church, with burial at Roselawn
Cemetery. Family will receive
friends from' 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4, at George and
Gayle's home. Bevis Funeral
home in Tallahassee is handling
arrangements; Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Faith
Presbyterian Church Outreach
Fund, 2200 North Meridian
Road, Tallahassee, and Fh
32303. George was born March
23, 1921 in his grandmother's
house on 'Park Avenue in
Tallahassee, to the late David
Alonzo Avant and Fenton
Garnett Davis Avant, he grew up
in Gadsden County near Mt.
Pleasant. Graduated from Leon
High School in 1938 and the
University of Florida in 1942, he
was a member of Florida Blue
Key and the Slippery Seven.
Joined the Navy and earned a
master's degree from Cal-Tech in
meteorology, served two years
on Ebeye Island in the Pacific as
Aerology and Photo Officer dur-
ing World War II, Lt.
Commander Avant retired from
the Naval Reserve after 26 years
of service. George personified
America's Greatest Generation;
he approached every endeavor
with keen intellect, passion, hon-
esty and integrity. His entrepre-
neurial spirit and work ethic are
evidence by the many simultane-
ous careers and businesses in
which he was involved, after
graduating from the School of
Modem Photography. inNew
York City. He started L'Avant
Studios with,his brother and best
friend, David. While they were
building their studio he taught
mathematics at Florida State
Uniyersity,he continued his edu-,
cation by earning a. degree in
economics from Florida State
University. While operating the
studio he began careers in con-
struction, real estate develop-
ment and timber farming, in
1964 he became a stockbroker
with A.G. Edwards & Son Inc.
and retired at age 80 after 35
years of service. He was a proud
member of.Rotary Club of
Tallahassee for 55 years, with 33
years of perfect attendance and
multiple Paul Harris
Fellowships; he was active in
East Hill Baptist Church before
joining First Presbyterian Church
and later Faith Presbyterian.
Church, where he served many
years as a Deacon. He was chap-
ter and state president of the Sons
of the American Revolution and
started its Endowment Trust
Fund; he was also one of the
founding members of the David
Lang Chapter of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans. Held
membership in the Order of the
Cincinnati and the Order of
Founders and Patriots, he was,
instrumental in founding
Westminster Oak Active
Retirement Community.
George's interests included read-
ing, history, and photography and
following the financial markets,
he was an avid tennis player and
*played doubles most afternoons
on his tennis court with his many
friends. He' touched many lives,
as a teacher, mentor and role
model, leading by example, his
generous spirit and high moral
character will provide a lasting
legacy. Other survivors include
two daughters: Fenton Gamett
Avant and Irlger Maria Avant;
one son: George D. Avant Jr.
(Leanne); three grandchildren:
Leah Anne Avant Coleman
(Brain), Callie Elizabeth Avant
" and George D. Avant III; a sister:
Eugenia Avant McJunkin


(Morgan) of Lake Placid, FL.;
and numerous nieces and
nephews, including David A
Avant III and Neville McJunkin,
who were especially close and in
Tallahassee.



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Bevis, Meredith B.

Meredith B. "Myrt" Bevis born
January 1, 1907 died October
08; Bevis Funeral- Home was
charge of arrangements.
Meredith was born in
Willachoochee, Georgia, she
was raised in Carrabelle and has
been a long time resident of
Quincy since 1952. Mrs. Bevis
retired from the Florida
Treasures Office in 1970 and in
the 1930's she served as agent
for the SS Tarpon, a costal
steamer that ran from Mobile to
Tarpon Springs, with a stop in
Carrabelle. She was also a
member of Centenary United
Methodist Church in Quincy,
she is survived by three
nephews: John Michael Gordy
of Quincy, Wynn Booth Gordy
of Schertz, Texas and William
M. Gordy of Phoenix, AZ; sev-
eral great nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by her hus-
band Bryon C.Bevis, Sr.




BEVIS
FunwaHorame& cainltory


Hurley Ruby H.

Mrs. Ruby H. Hurley 76 of
Gretna, Sunday, October 17, in
STallahassee, Fl, Funeral services
are 1:00 Saturday, October 13 at
Beulah M.B, Church. Visitation
will be Friday, October 12 at
Williams Funeral Home, she is
survived by 3 daughters: Faye
Britt of Jacksonville, Fl; June
Hurley and Cynthia Sailor
(Jerome) both of Quincy; two
brothers: Roscoe Black
(Mary??) Virginia Beach, VA
and Primous Black of
Jacksonville, Fl; three sisters:
Elizabeth Bradley and Lillie
Carol Williams both of Quincy,
Betty Humphrey of
Jacksonville, FL; our grands,
and one ggeat grand

Williams
Funeral
S Home


McNeill, Lillie Mae

Mrs. Lillie Mae McNeill 91, of
Quincy died Tuesday, October 2,
in Quincy; Funeral services were
Saturday, October 6, at Arnett
Chapel A.M.E. Church with burial
at McNeill Cemetery. Williams
Funeral Home was in charge-of
arrangements, she is survived by
one Daughter: Claretha White of
Quincy; one brother: Fred Lanier
(Ruby) of Gretna, Fl; two grand-
son: Willie Frank McNeill of
Oxnard, Ca and Antonio Mitchell
of Gretna, Fl one Granddaughter:
Regina Zeigler of Cerritos, CA; 3
great-grands

SWilliams
Funeral
S,!Home

Russell, James Wesley
Russell, Sr.

James Wesley
Russell, St. of m
Quincy died
Wednesday,
October 3, in
Quincy.
Funeral serv-
ice is 11:00
a.m. Saturday, October 13 at
2nd Elizabeth M.B. Church,
with burial at 2nd Elizabeth
Church Cemetery. Visitation
will be 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday
October 12, at Bradwell
Mortuary, he is survived by
wife: Debra L. Russell of


Quincy, one son: James Russell
Jr. of Georgia; two daughters:
Jeryce Sims of WA, Sarah Smith
of Quincy, Elizabeth Rolison of
CO; one son: Dillard Rolison IV
of CO; eight grand children and
fourteen great grandchildren

() cBrad weCl

Qyincy, FL


Abir Arie


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


Church news


Hall, Jewel

Jewel Hall, age 91, died on
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 in
Pinewood Nursing Home
Whigham, GA. Funeral Service
Swill be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Oct.
4, 2007; graveside at Hillcrest
Cemetery, Quincy, FL, Pastor
Chris Hammock will be officiat-
ing. Jewel was born Sept. 9,
1916 in Quincy, Fl to the late
John Morgan Roberts and Pet
Jenkins Roberts, she was mar-
ried to the Late Murray L. Hall.
Jewel was a housewife, a mem-
ber of Calvary Baptist Church,
she is survived by one daughter:
Mary Joyce (Donnie) Ulmer of
Whigham, GA, one son:
Franklin D. (Barbara) Martin of
Apopka, Fl.; 3 grandchildren:
Kathy (Stan) Brown, Sanford,
Fl., Ann (Charles) Alday of
Whigham, GA.; Morgan
Martin, Apopka, Fl., one broth-
er: J.C. Roberts of Quincy, FL.,
One sister: Beadie (Albert L.)
Clay of Panama City, Fl.; three
step-children: Sherri (Mike)
Vaughn of Ochlocknee, GA.,
Chad Ulmer of Whigham, GA.,
Ray Ulmer of Whigham, GA.,
four great-children: Kyle Jones
of Deltona, Fl., Christie Merthie
of Sanford, FL., Sarah Bland of
Deltona, Fl., and Jacob Gleason
of Enterprise, FL., three great-
great-grandchildren: Devon
Merthie and Erica Merthie of
Satiford, Fl., and Kody Jones of
Deltona, FL


Kilby, Frances Ann

Frances Ann
Singletary
Kilby, 55 of
Quincy, died
Saturday,
October 6th at
Cap it al
Healthcare '
Center in Tallahassee. She was
born September 22, 1952 in
Lake City, SC, daughter of the
late Alberta Eddy Singletary
and Ruben Singletary, attended
the public schools of Lake City,
.moved to Bristol 23 years ago
and recently to Quincy. She was
a Certified Nursing Assistant for
Blountstown Rehabilitation
Center.
Funeral arrangements are
incomplete but will be conduct-
ed by the Green Funeral Home,
309 S. Church Street, Lake City,
SC 29560, phone (850) 843-
394-8433 Mhdry Memorial
Funeral Chapel in charge of
local arrangements. She is sur-
vived by two daughters: Sabrina
D. Kilby and Nicki Kilby of
Quincy; one son: Joseph Kilby
III of Quincy; four sisters:
Helen Singletary, Barbara
Singletary both of Lake City,
SC, Margaret Singletary and
Evelyn S. Gaskin both Miami,
Fl.; two brothers Joe Singletary
of Lake City, SC and Willie
Singletary of Chicago IL 1
grandchild, a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and
friends.


Madry
Funeral
Home


Bethlehem M.B.
Church

Bethlehem M.B. Church
Usher's Board, will celebrating
their pre-anniversary on this
Sunday, October 14th at 4:00
p.m. We are inviting the public
to come out and enjoy the Lord,
for more information you cin
call Sis. Donneial Flowers @
850-875-9327 or Sis. Linda
Allen @ 850-856-5535. Elder
Roosevelt Smith is the Pastor

Peace Missionary
Baptist Church

P e a c e
Missionary
Baptist
Church under
the leadership
of Elder Alvin
Bush, Sr.
p r e s e n,t s
PWAP (Praise
With A
Purpose)
under the direction of Minister
,Charles H. Crews and
Evangelist Kimberly. Bush
Crews. PWAP is a praise and
worship ministry that invokes a
praise experience in the form of
spoken word, song, dance,.
gospel rap, acting, comedy and
so much more. Peace and
PWAP will be presenting a
Youth Explosion on Sunday,
October 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at
the Peace Missionary Baptist
Church at 119 Maple Avenue,
Gretna, FL. If you are looking
for a worship experience that
will fulfill your spiritual need,
don't miss this event. For addi-
tional information, contact Bro.
Canary Dukes or Bro.
'Christopher Bush at (850) 627-
0474. Everyone is invited to
attend.

St. John AME Church

A day ;of caring and sharing-
Sclothing and house.. hold
items:St. John AME Church,
Saturday,Oct. 13,2007--9:30
Am until 1 Pm-in the church fel-
lowship Hall and back lawn if
Sthe weather permit.
Contact person Emma Baker-
" 627-8734

Young Adult Choir


Anniversary

St. Paul P.B. Church of Gretna
will be celebrating their Annual
Young Adult Choir Anniversary
on Friday, October 12, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. The guest messenger
for this celebration will be
Minister Keith Cloud of Gretna.
Minister Cloud is the Associate
Minister at St. Stephens P.B.
Church of Gretna. Please come
worship. with Pastor Daniel
Williams and the St. Paul
Church Family during this
anniversary celebration.

Springfield A.M.E.
Church

The Catherine D. Jackson Fund
Program will be 3:00p.m.
Sunday, October 14th at
Springfield A.M.E. Church,
Rev. Tan C. Moss, Pastor. The
guest speaker will be Joann
Kimble, all donations will be
accepted. The church is located
at 675 MLK Blvd, Gretna, Fl.
32332 phone # 856-5889.

The First Pentecostal
Church of Havana

The First Pentecostal Church of
Havana will be having
REVIVAL Services with Rev.
Tom Bush, beginning Sunday,
October 7th @ 10:00 am,
Sunday evening service @ 6:30
pm, Wednesday thru Friday,
October 10th, llth & 12th @
7:00pm nightly and Sunday,
October 14 @ 10:00am Sunday
evening service @ 6:30pm,
Wednesday thru Friday, October
17th, 1lth & 19th @ 7:00pm
nightly.
The church is located at 201
SSouth Main Street in Havana,
FL, call 539-0095 for more


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The New Frontier
Kingdom International
Ministries

The New Frontier Kingdom
International Ministries will
have its "Grand Opening" start-
ing November 1St thru the 4th;
the Church is located at 101 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida.
Services will start at 7:30 night-
ly with The World Renowned
Prophet/Bishop Michael
Lawrence Break. Through
Ministries, (Griffin, GA) and
Bishop Joseph Green insight
Christian Center Miami,
Florida/Macon, GA.
Come expecting a Miracle,
Apostle Timothy L. Miller,
Senior Pastor, Elder Terry &
Stephanie Mitchell, Resident
Elders. Contact 875-3671 for
more information.

Union Baptist
Association

Union Baptist Association
Rev. Lloyd Graham, Sr.,
Moderator
Annual Association Meeting
October 16 20, 2007
New Jerusalem MB Church
Chattahoochee, Florida
Rev. Willie Long, Host Pastor
Tuesday, Local Program @
7:00 PM
Wednesday through.Friday,
Morning services 10:00 AM
Evening services 7:00 PM
Saturday,
Morning services 10:00 AM
Evening services 7:00 PM
The Moderator's Address will
be
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verse of the week:
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12


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All Nations Praise &
Worship Ministries

All Nations
Praise & Worship
Ministries will be
having Rei\al
on October 17th
thru the 19th 7:3u
nigh t. 1 ;i
Wednesday October 17th-For
the Father; Thursday October
18th-For The Son;, Friday
October 19th For the Holy
Ghost; Speaker: Pastor Dorothy
Frazier, Come out and be
. Ble-scd. For more information
Call 850.-627-3162 nights ,or
850-875-2872 daytime

Antioch Baptist
Church

Antioch Baptist Church, 284
McCall Bridge Road Quincy
will hold -their 142nd
Homecoming Celebration this
Sunday, October 14th service
will begin at 11:00 a.m. dinner
will be served. Guest speaker
will be Rev. Milton Gardner
from Thomasville, GA. Special
music will be by the Singing
Regals. For more information
please call the church office at
627-3813. Everyone is invited.

Blessed Hope
Missionary Baptist
Church

Announcements: 10th-14th
Wednesday thru Sunday; Pine
Bloom MB Association Hosted
by New Hope MB Church;
Elder Rudolph Neely, Pastor/
Elder N. Trumpet, Moderator;
October 21st 2:45 P.M. Choir
Union #3 Program hosted by:
Blessed Hope M.B. Church;
October 28th 6:00P.M. Holy
Communion; November 9th
7:00p.m. Pastor's Pre-
Anniversary: Guest Church Mt.
Mariah First M.B. Church,
Quincy,, Fl. Contact Person
Laura Collins 875-3969

Exodus-Church of
Deliverance

On October 21, 2007, Exodus-
Church of Deliverance is mov-
ing to The Washington Lodge,
located at 904 East Jefferson St.
in Quincy, Florida.
We want to cordially invite
you to a high powered, ener-
getic, Holy Ghost filled service,
where you can come as you are,
but you'll leave a new creature.


Service starts at 8:30A.M.
We are a non-denominational
church that starts on time and
finishes when the Holy Spirit
tells us to. We are a church that
is "Walking out of Darkness,
into His Marvelous Light".
We'll see you at The
Washington Lodge, known as
Jordan's River. We've got one
more river to cross.
Much love and thanks goes
out to Peter Patell and the
Hampton Inn staff for allowing
us to worship the Lord in spirit
and truth in the conference
room.
For further information, please
call 850-508-4539 ., ...
Pastor Greg Taylor
God's Man, Serving God's
People, For God's Purpose

Faith Apostolic
Christian Tabernacle

A brand new Toastmaster
International.Club has started in
Havana, Fl, at Faith Apostolic
Christian Tabernacle 2540
FL/GA Hwy, every night from
6:30- 7:30. Come one, Come all
for our mission at the
Toastmaster club is to provide a
-mutually supportive and posi-
tive learning environment in
which every member has the
opportunity to develop commu-
nication and leadership skills,
which in turn will foster self-
confidence and personal growth.
Please contact Bill or Mary @
850-539-3379 for more infor-
mation.

Faith Outreach
Anointed Ministries

Faith Outreach Anointed %
Ministries will be hosting the first
annual cake drive starting on Oct.
1, 2007, all monies raised will be
for the fulfillment of Min.
Weston's Ministry which was
launched off on July 28, 2007. The
deadline to place an order will be
on Dec: 10, 2007; no order will be
made until a payment is received
for the product. Please be sure to
call and place your order wither it
is for Thanksgiving or Christmas,
location for pick up will be given
at a later date. Delivery is also
available, contact Min. Weston
(850) 875-8101-office or 850-875-
7853- home

Mt. Zion C.M.E.
Church

Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church will
be having their Founder's Day
Services on Friday night,
October 12th 7:00 P.M. and


ord's Prayer.


riday Saturday
latt. 10 Matt. 1


Sunday, October 14th 3:00 P.M.
The speaker for Friday night
will be Elder Edward Sailor and
Power Ministries C.O.G.I.C. of
Chattahoochee, Florida,
Sunday; speaker will be Rev. R.
Jackson and St. Mary C.M.E.
Church of Mt. Pleasant, Florida.
Come and Join Us. Rev. Teresa
McMillon, Pastor.

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
Church News: Intercessary
prayer each Monday ~fid
Tuesday 12:00 noon, Bible
Study and Youth Teaching
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Mass
Choir Rehearsal Thursday 7:00
p.m. monthly Conference Friday
at 7:00 p.m. This. is election of
officers meeting and all mem-
bers are asked to be present and
on time, Church School Sunday
morning 9:30 a.m. the Church
will be celebrating its
Anniversary Sunday morning at
11:00 a.m. dinner will be served
following morning service. The
matrons will not have their reg-
ular meeting Sunday due to the
Anniversary service. The
clothes closet is available for
those needing this service please
call 627-8442 for assistance.
That which we have seen and
heard declare we unto you, that
ye also may have fellowship
with us: and truly our fellowship
is with the Father, and with his
son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3

New Life Church of
Christ

New Life Church of Christ
Swill be having their 3rd Annual
Woman Conference, October
12th 7:30p.m. and October 13th
at 11:00 a.m. The members
would like to invite the sur-
rounding churches and friends
to be a part of this Woman Day
Conference, it is that time again
for this great celebration and we
would like all of you to come
and help us to celebrate and
praise the Lord. If by any chance
you cannot attend, we are solic-
iting your prayers that this
Woman day Conference will be
a great success.
And thank you again for your
participation. New Life Church
of Christ Written In Haven is
located on Highway 90 west of
Quincy on Woodberry Road,
Sarah Battles is the Pastor, con-
tact # (850-875-3267 or 933-
2545).
Remember God is always
there for you.


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Christopher Columbus, the son of
a wool merchant and weaver, was
born in Genoa, Italy. At the young
age of 14, he set sail for the first
time. On one of his voyages in 1470,
there was a shipwreck off of the
Coast of Portugal He was able to
swim to the shore, and he made that
country his home.
SIn 1484, Columbus moved to
Spain, where King Ferdinand and
j Queen Isabella, known as the Crown
of Castile, became interested in his
very adventuresome voyage ideas
On August 2, 1492, Columbus set
sail in search of the East Indies The voyage was
financed by the King and Queen. Christopher
Columbus and a 90-man crew traveled aboard
three ships on the trip to the New World. The
ships were named The Nina. The Pinta, and the
largest ship which Columbus commanded, The
Santa Mana Columbus never actually arrived on
the mainland of the Americas, which he believed
to be the Indies, until his third voyage to the new
world On Christmas Day of 1492, the Santa
Maria sank off of the coast of Hispaniola On
January 16, 1493, Columbus set sail back for
Spain aboard the Nina, arriving there on March 4
of the same year His second voyage departed
for the New World in September of 1493 with 17
ships The ships carried people and supplies to
begin colonization. Columbus would sail back
and forth between the New and Old Worlds two
more times before his death in Valladolid, Spain,
on May 20. 1506. He was 55 years old
Columbus Day is celebrated in honor of the
voyages that Columbul made Though he was
not the first person to discover the Amencas, he
is recognized as one of the most important con-.
tnbutors to colonization He was the first Euro-
pean successful in efforts to colonize the New
World He explored parts of the Canbbean and
discovered the mainland of South America on
his third voyage He never actually found North
America, or a passage to China, which he hoped
to find This was because what he believed to be
the Indies was actually South Amenca

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your family, social or organization's activi-
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free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.,
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Havana Garden Club to hold sale 13riefs


The Havana Garden Club will
be holding it's annual Bake and
Craft Sale on Saturday, October
20, 2007. The Sale will be held
at the Hazel J. Baker Community
Center beginning at 8:30 AM and
continuing through 1:00 Pm.


There will be a wide variety of
delicious home made pies, cakes,
cookies, jellies, jams any .other
wonderful confections for you to
take home and share.
Be sure to check out the crafts
as well. You will find. items for


gifts, home decorating, seasonal
display, and yard art. This will be
one of the best stops you will
make as you celebrate Pumpkin
Fest in'Havana. All proceeds are
used to beautify Havana by
maintaining .existing projects and


the addition of future projects.
This huge sale is located at 122
E. 7th Ave., just behind the fire
station. Just look for the signs.
Don't miss this opportunity to
begin your holiday decorating
and gift buying,


Area clergy invited to break bread at gathering


Big Bend Hospice invites area
clergy to attend a special
luncheon on Thursday, October
18, 2007, from Noon-l:15 p.m.
The luncheon will be held in'
conference room C of the Big
Bend Hospice Elaine Bartelt
Center located at 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd.
"We have planned a very


special time for our clergy to
gather, fellowship and to discuss
issues that impact them in
-ministering to those who are
dying," said Rev. Candace
McKibben, Big Bend Hospice
Pastoral Care Coordinator. "At
this quarterly meeting we will
be discussing Hospice and Your
Congregation and our featured


speaker will be Big Bend
Hospice President & CEO, Carla
Braveman."
Strong and Jones Funeral,
Home is the luncheon sponsor
for this quarterly meeting.
The meeting is open to all
clergy in Leon, Jefferson,
Madison, Taylor, Wakulla,
Franklin, Liberty and Gadsden


counties.
To make reservations for the
luncheon, please contact'Rev.
Candace McKibben at Big Bend
Hospice by October 16th.
Her email address is
candace@bigbendhospice.org or
you may call her at (850) 878-
5310 ext. 250 or toll free at
(800) 772-5862.


West Gadsden Historical Society to sponsor pilau dinner


The West Gadsden Historical
Society invites everyone to a
Chicken Pilau Dinner cooked by
Scott & Shirley Clark on
Saturday, October 13, 2007 from
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the
Society's headquarters located in


Greensboro at the comer of Hwy.
12 and E. 8th Avenue. Take out
plates will be available or you
may dine in, if you wish
Your donation of $7.00 per plate
includes a ticket for the drawing
of a 5 cubic ft. freezer to be given


away at 6:00 p.m. Please call.
850-442-4041 or e-mail
pvice@yahoo.com for further
information. All proceeds from
this dinner will assist with the
restoration of the historic James
A. Dezell House. Come and


erjoy a down home old-fashioned
delicious pilau and a time of
fellowship with your friends and
neighbors. Be sure to .invite
others to attend.
Your support of the Society is
greatly appreciated.


Incentives program offered for area farmers


The 2008 Environmental
Quality Incentives Program
(EQIP) is a voluntary
conservation program for
farmers and ,ranchers that
promotes environmental quality
in agricultural production. EQIP
offers financial and technical
assistance to participants .to
install or implement structural'
and management practices on
agricultural land.
EQIP offers 2 to 10 year
contracts that provide incentive
payments to implement
conservation practices. Persons
who are engaged in livestock or
agricultural production on
eligible land may participate ,in
EQIP. Activities are carried out
according to a conservation plan
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practices are subject to NRCS
technical standards adapted for
local conditions.
National, state, and local
priorities are used to guide
which producers will be selected
to receive EQIP assistance,
because funding is limited.i-The
ranking system evaluates the
environmental benefit of each
application as it relates to the
conservation priorities. The
conservation priorities for
Gadsden County and practices
eligible for incentive payments
include soil erosion (no-till or,
strip-till & winter cover crop,
sod base rotation, gully erosion
control, pasture & hay planting),
water quality (fencing livestock
out of wetlands), animal and
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rotational, grazing and create
sufficient livestock water
supply), wildlife habitat
improvement (tree planting &
prescribed burning), water
quantity (center pivot irrigation
retrofit for existing systems and
surface-.and subsurface systems),-
and pest management, (invasive
species control for plants such as
Cogan Grass, Kudzu, Tropical
Soda Apple, etc.).
The listed practices do not
include all practices eligible to
receive incentive payments.
Participants are expected to
maintain all practices throughout
the life of the practices as
established by NRCS.
Annual status reviews are
conducted on all. contracts to
A~mr nrnri lpmn itn


EQIP and must provide receipts
showing a minimum of $1,000 in
farm sales for 2006 or 2007.
Applicants must own or have
control of the land for the length
of the EQIP Contract.
Practice installation can not
..begin prior to, approval.. The.
deadiine f:u the 2008 -ignup
Period is No\ ebe'l 1, 2007.
For more information about
EQIP or other USDA-NRCS
programs contact Jason Hayford
at the USDA-NRCS Office in
Quincy Florida.
Our telephone number is
(850)627-6355 ext. 3. For
more information about EQIP
and USDA-NRCS programs
check Out the Florida USDA-
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State parks celebrate Disability Awareness Month


The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida State Parks are
celebrating Disability
Awareness throughout the
month of October.
The Division of Recreation
and Parks has committed to
ensure its facilities, programs
and services are accessible to
and usable by all people;.
including those with
disabilities. Access for All, the
Division's commitment to
providing resource-based
recreation to everyone, is the
theme for October's state park
celebration.
"The Division's goal is to
provide equal access to all
facilities and programs within
the state park system," said
Florida State Parks Director
Mike Bullock. "Accessibility
awareness training for staff'
members, nature trail
assessments and park facility
evaluations are part of the
Division's efforts toward
Access for All."


On National Disability
Mentoring Day, Wednesday,
October 17, DEP's Florida
State Parks are partnering with
the Florida Statewide Disability
Mentoring Day Planning
Committee which includes The
Able Trust, the Florida Agency
for Persons with Disabilities,
the Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation, the Florida,
Commission for Transportation
Disadvantaged and Volunteer
Florida for a job shadowing
opportunity to mentor,
individuals with a disability.
"During the month of October,
I 'challenge, Floridians to
become more aware of
disability in their community:
whether by hiring a person with
a disability, getting to know
someone with a disability more
closely, or simply researching a
particular disability to learn
more about it," said Jane
Johnson, Director of the
Agency for Persons with
Disabilities.
"Your life will be enriched by


the experience."
National Disability Mentoring
Day, sponsored by the
American Association of People
with Disabilities (AAPD),
began in 1999 to increase the
profile of National Disability
Employment Awareness Month,
celebrated every October.
A national partnership
between the AAPD and the U.S.


Department of Labor Office of
Disability Employment Policy,
Disability Mentoring Day
provides employers with
opportunities to help mentees
with disabilities build
confidence about their own
employability, share firsthand
job experiences, develop lasting
relationships and gain access to
a pool of new emerging talent;


C-P class of 1967 to meet

Carter Parramore Class of 1967 will hold its regular monthly meeting
on Saturday, October 13th at 4:00 p.m. at the Bowers- Gainey
Fellowship Hall at Antioch M.B. Church, all classmates are cordially
invited. Contact Gladys Sailor at 850-875-2182

C-P class of 1968 to meet

Carter-Parramore Class of 1968 will meet on Sunday, October 14th at
5:00 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Annex. For more
information contact Rosalyn Davis at 850-627-8641

James A Shanks class of 1978 meeting

A meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2007 at the Pat
Thomas Landing Park, Pat Thomas Parkway at 3:00 pm. We will be
finalizing the 30th Reunion agenda for the Memorial services and the
Tennessee trip. A cover dish is. required and appreciated. For
questions please call Nellie Nealy Graham at 933-8344.

Shanks, QEC, GTI class of 1998 to meet

James A. Shanks, Quincy Educational Center and Gadsden Technical
Institute class of 1998, will have their class meeting on Saturday,
October 20, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 815.Selman Road
in Quincy, please log onto www.myspace.com/1998togetheragain,
send an e-mail to togetheragainl998@yahoo.com or contact Ronte'
Harris at 850-879-2531 or Robin Jackson at 850-627-6077 for more
information about the 10-year reunion plans.

HNHS class of 1998 meeting

,The HNHS Class of 1998 will have a class meeting on Saturday,
October. 13, at Applebee's on Capital Circle NW beginning at 6:00
p.m. Please bring the $10.00 fee for the HNHS Mega Reunion, if you
have any question please contact Ranston at 850-510-0320

Conner Wayne Beach

Joel and Mamie Beach of
SGreensboro are proud to
Announce the birth of their son
Connor Wayne Beach, born on
August 17,2007. He weighed 5lbs
SW. and 4 oz and measured 191/2
f', inches long. His grandparents
a. ,. include Brenda Brandon, the late
.. Wayne Brandon,. and Tommy
Johns 'all of Greensboro and
Frankie and Beth Beach of
Quincy. Great-grandparents are
Hazel.Rudd and Peggy Brandon
S -. both of Greensboro, Evelyn
S. Harrell and Edna Beach both of
? Quincy; Connor was welcome
,'.l*:. -, 'Jy ~-4 home by many friends and
family members.

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Look Who's Turning Two!
Pavton Estelle Walker,
S i.:.r, Oict.-r !4, 2005, will be celebrat-.
i.? 1 *.....i' birthday this Saturday, -
( l~"-i~"~.c;r'.'i iL. 2007 at Grandma &
S G.i .J i:h da Dora the Explorer
6 tA;i.i r't Payton is the daughter
S .:' neek Walker. Maternal
Si'.d.di.il:/.,r of Barbara Moye- K
i 'l .-' i a, r,'iar l Grandparents are ida
-t aI.',,S. Hi'es and Barbara Parker &-JP6
) lk'si t\!kr. Great grandparents are V'(
Cl:r J.id Edna Moye and Estelle (-
.Ilc.th' C -: parents are morris and -.
i:i r[ t.. God brother is Justin *
'.,,;: 'rsod :tter is Dramia Bennett. z
SF."ii,, .i id 1,ends are invited to attend
Q, cf 4 ,, r.*,tr i a ill be held at 78 Lanier -
) W -- :r. Gre rna. Florida at 3:00 p.m.
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Marry her with the diamond
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The friends ofMary Lillian McDonald Watson are hosting a recep-
tion to celebrate her 90th birthday. Join us on October 13, 2007
from 2:00 PM. to 4:00 PM. (ED.TT) in the Activities Building of
First Baptist Church, 503 South Main Street, Chattahoochee, FL
32324. Phone number (850) 663-4661.

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liquidation Sale
fACC lew Designer Wear,
Direct from CaCiforia.
Seling Below Cost.
(Ellen T'rac, 'Donni Vincii, 'Dana
Buchman, Jones .94\Y)

ACll Merchandise M'ust go. lff
reasonablee Offers Accepted
(CA sqco'fLy)

Ladies C(othing: Suits Dressy,
Casual, Leather Wear, Shoes,
Jewelry and' fand Bags
Furniture: Chairs, Desk, T'a6bes,
lff wood Crafted Wallf nit With
Storage. ('From Spain)

Saturday, October 13, 2007
'time: 9:00 AM 6:00 P'M
Location: 2161 W Jefferson St.
Unit# '1-527 q fext Door to
ChristT'own Ministries


NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR WATER
USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby
given that pur-
suant to Chapter
373, Florida
Statutes, the fol-
lowing applica-
tion(s) for water
use permits) has
(have) been
received by the
Northwest Florida
W a t e r
Management
District:

Application num-
ber I 06893 filed
10/02/2007
Coastal Tomato
Growers, Inc.,
440 South
Shelfer Street,
Quincy, FL 32351
Requesting a
maximum with-
drawal of 470,000
gallons per day
from tributary of
Richlander CK
and Floridian
Aquifer for
Agricultural
Irrigation use by
an existing facili-
ty.
General with-
drawal locations)
in Gadsden
County: T02N,
RO3W, Sec. 31 A

Interested per-
sons may object
to or comment
upon the applica-
tions or submit a
written request
for a copy of the
staff reports)
containing pro-
posed agency
action regarding
'the applications)
by writing to the
Division of
Resource
Regulation of the
northwest Florida
W a t e r
Management
District, attention
Terri Peterson,
152 Water
Management
Drive, Havana,


Florida 32333-
9700, but such
comments or
requests must be
received by 5
o'clock p.m. on
October 26,
2007.

No further public
notice will be pro-
vided regarding
this (these) appli-
cation ( s ) .
Publication of this
notice constitutes
constructive
notice of this per-
mit application to
all substantially
affected persons.
A copy of the staff
reports) must be
requested in
order to remain
advised of further
proceedings and
any public hear-
ing date,
Substantially
affected persons
are entitled to
request an
administrative
hearing regarding
the proposed
agency action by
submitting a writ-
ten request
according to the
provisions of 25-
601.201, Florida
Administrative
Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency
Action will be
mailed only to
persons who
have filed such
requests.

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION
FOR WATER
USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby
given that pur-
suant to Chapter
373, Florida
Statutes, the fol-
lowing applica-
tion(s) for water
use permits) has
(have) been
received by the
Northwest Florida
W a t e r
Management
District:


APARTMENT COMMUNITY
NEEDS A FULL-TIME
EXPERIENCED
MAINTENANCE PERSON.
A/C CERTIFICATION
WOULD BE A BONUS.

Please send resume to:
PARKVIEW GARDEN APARTMENT,
500 South Atlanta St,
Quincy, FL 32351
Or call (850) 875-1844
for an appointment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Help Wanted


EMPLOYMENT OPPOR-
TUNITIES
Out of work? Need a
Change? We will train and
pay you to learn electron-
ics, mechanics, or com-
puters. Receive free medi-
cal, dental, and lodging.
We pay to relocate. Must
be H.S. Grad, age 17-34.
For interview Call
1-800-342-8123 Mon-Fri.






Application num-
ber I 06886 filed
09/19/2007
Imperial
Nurseries, Inc.,
P.O. Box 590,
Quincy, FL 32351
Requesting a
maximum with-
drawal.-of 4, 395,
000 gallons per
day from Cox
Creek, Vote
Creek, and the
Floridian Aquifer
for Agricultural
Irrigation use by
an existing facili-
ty.
General with-
drawal locations)
in GadsdenL
County: T02N,
RO4W, Sec. 14A,
14D, 22B, T2N,,
R4W, Sec.
22,23,26.

Interested per-
sons may object
to or comment
upon the applica-
tions or submit, a
written request for
a copy of the staff
reports) contain-
ing proposed
agency action
regarding' the
applications) by
writing to the
Division of
Resou rce
Regulation of the
northwest Florida
W a t e r
Management
District, attention
Terri Peterson,,
152 Water
Management
Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-
9700, but such
comments or
requests must be
received by 5
o'clock p.m. on
October 26, 2007.

No further public
notice will be pro-
vided regarding
this (these) appli-
cation ( s ) .
Publication of this
notice constitutes
constructive
notice of this per-
mit application to
all substantially
affected persons.


Pianist, Calvary Baptist
Church, Chattahoochee.
hymns, offertory, Sunday
11 A.M. and 6 P.M. serv-
ices. $50per service. A.M.
only considered
(850)663-2599.



A copy of the staff
reports) must be
.requested in
order to remain
advised of further
proceedings and
any public hear-
ing date,
Substantially
affected persons
are entitled to
request an
administrative
hearing regarding
the proposed
agency action by
submitting a writ-
ten request
according to the
provisions of 25-
601.201, Florida
Administrative
Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency
Action will be
mailed only to
persons who
have filed such
requests.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. CASE NO.
2007-000956-
CAA

FRIER FINANCE,
INC.
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ANGELA DAWN
KELLY, a single
person, and DAR-
REL R. PARR, a
single person;
and STATE OF
FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT
OF REVENUE;
unknown tenants;
and. other
unknown parties
in possession,
including the
unknown spouse
of any person in,
possession of the
property, and if a
named Defendant
is deceased, the
surviving spouse,
heirs, devisees,
grantees, credi-
tors, and all other
parties claiming
by, through,
under or against
that Defendant,
and all claimants,
persons or par-
ties, natural or


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Yard Sales
Yard Sale Wetumpka 178
Carlene Lane off 65c Sat.
and ,Sun. 9a.m. to 2p.m.
Multi- Family Sale.


corporate, or
whose exact legal
status, is
unknown, claim-
ing under any of
the named or
described
Defendants,
Defendants

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a
Default Final
Judgment of
Fo reclosu sre
dated October 5,
2007 in the above
referenced case
in which FRIER
FINANCE, INC. is
Plaintiff, and
ANGELA DAWN
KELLY, a single
person, and DAR-
REL R. PARR, a
single person;
and STATE OF
FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT
OF REVENUE;
unknown tenants;
and other
unknown parties
in possession,
including the
unknown spouse
of any person in
possession of the
property, and if a
named Defendant
is deceased, the
surviving spouse,
heirs, devisees,
grantees, credi-
tors, and all other
parties claiming
by, through,
under or against
that Defendant,
and all claimants,
persons or parties
natural or corpo-
rate, or whose
exact legal status
is unknown,
claiming under
any of the named
described
Defendants, are
Defendants, I,
N I C H O AS
THOMAS, Clerk
of the Court, will
sell to the highest
and best bidder
for cash at the
South Front Door
of the Gadsden
C o u n t y
Courthouse or
such other loca-
tion in the
Gadsden County
Courthouse in
Quincy, Florida,
as the Clerk of


Items for Sale
Farm Equipment
Auction Saturday: Oc-
tober 13, 2007, 9 A.M.
One mile, East of Green-
wood, Florida on HWY. 69
Fort RD. Consignments
Welcome. John Stanley
(850)594-5200.
AU044/AB491





the Court may
designate at the
time of 'sale, at
11:00 o'clock
A.M. (or as soon
thereafter as.
Plaintiff's counsel
may direct provid-
ed that said sale
must be com-
menced prior to
2:00 o'clock
P.M.), on the.31st
day of October,
2007,, the follow-
ing described
property set forth
in the Default
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure.
Lots 9, 10, and
11, Block M of
Mossy Oak
Acres, according
to the plat thereof
as Recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page
158, of the Public
Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida.
Together with a
2006 Fleetwood
Mobile Home, ID

GAFL535A/B910
40-BH21

Any and all bid-
ders, parties or
other interested
persons shall
contact the infor-
mation desk of
the Clerk of the
Court prior to the
scheduled fore-
closure sale who
will advise of the
exact location in
the Gadsden
C o u n t y
Courthouse for
the foreclosure
sale.

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

[NOTE: If you are
a person with a


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Practical Nurse (LPN) for a
full-time position at a newly
opened cardiology office
in Quincy.
Call Melanie Shiver
@ (850) 627-4327


Health Care Services
Seeking private duty in your home.
I am a Licensed Certified Nurse's
Aide registered with the
state of Florida
For more information, plese call
Carrie Hanks ,
(850) 627-3826
A .


disability
needs
accommoda
in order to pa
pate in this
ceeding, you
entitled, at
cost to you, to
provision of-
,tain assist
Please con
C o u
Administra
301 Sc
Monroe Sti
Tallahass
Florida 32;
Telephone: (E
7577-4401, w
two (2) wor
days of
receipt of
Notice or plE
ing. If you
hearing or v
impaired, pie
call : 1-800-
8771.]

WITNESS
hand and the
cial seal of
Court, this
day of Octo
2007 at Qu
Gadsden Coi
Florida.

HONORAE
NICHOL
THOMAS
CLERK OFI
CIRCUIT CO
GADSD
COUNTY FL(
DA

(SEAL)

BY: Betty
Sadberry
As Deputy Cl
10/11,10/18-0

THE DECI
LAW FIRM, P
320. W
Avenue
Post Office
1288
Live Oak, Flo
32064
Telephone: (
364-4440
Telecopier: (
364-4508
Email: d
law@alltel.ne
Attorney
Plaintiff

IN THE CIRC
COURT OF
SECOND JL
CIAL CIRCUIT
AND FOR GA
DEN COUr
FLORIDA G
ERAL JURIS
TION DIVIS


who CASE NO: 06-
any 001117 CAA
tion
rtici- WELLS FARGO
pro- BANK, NATION-
are AL ASSOCIA-
no TION AS
)the TRUSTEE FOR
cer- F I R S T
nce. FRAN K LIN
itact MORTGAGE
r t LOAN TRUST
tor, 2002-FF4
south PLAINTIFF
reet,
ee, VS.
301,
850) MARLONE L.
within M. 0 0 RE ;
king WANDA C.
your MOORE; ANY
this AND ALL
ead- UNKNOWN PAR-
are TIES CLAIMING
'oice BY, THROUGH,
ease UNDER, AND
955- AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED
IN DIVIDUAL
my DEFENDANTS)
offi- WHO ARE NOT
said KNOWN TO BE
5th DEAD OR ALIVE,
)ber, WHETHER: SAID
incy, UNKNOWN PAR-
unty, TIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES,
BLE H E I R S ,
AS DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR
THE O T H E R
URT CLAIMANTS;
EN COMMUNITY
ORI- ENTERPRISE
INVESTMENTS,
INC.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN
Sue TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
erk DEFENDANTS)
)7
RE-NOTICE OF
KER FORECLOSURE
:.A. SALE
Vhite NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN
Box pursuant to an
Order Granting
)rida the Motion to
R e s e t
386) Foreclosure Sale
dated September
386) 24, 2007 entered
in Civil Case No.
eck- 06-001117 CAA
't of the Circuit
for Court of the 2nd
Judicial Circuit in
and for GADS-
-UIT DEN County,
THE QUINCY, Florida,
UDI- I will sell to the
T, IN highest and best
%DS- bidder for cash at
NTY, THE SOUTH
IEN- DOOR bf the
DIC- GADSDEN
;ION C o u n t y


Items for Sale
$150 Queen Pillow-Top
Mattress Set. New in plas-
tic with warranty.
850-222-9879.
BEDROOM: New com-
plete 6 piece set still
boxed, $599, can deliver
(850) 222-7783..
LEATHER COUCH &
LOVESEAT. NEW, life-
time warranty, sacrifice
$799. (Can deliver). (850)
425-8374.
NEW QUEEN POSTER
bedroom set-bed, dresser,
mirror, chest, night stand.
$4000 value, must sell
$1600. 850-545-7112.
DINING ROOM- Beautiful
cherry table, 2 arm & 4
side chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in
boxes, can deliver.. Must
move, $799.
850-222-7783.
Couch $250 chair $175
Love seat $225. Will sell
as.group at $640 or sepa-
rate. All brand NEW/still
boxed. Can deliver. (850)
545-7112.
FULL MATTRESS SET
$125. New in sealed plas-
tic. Can Deliver.
850-222-7783
GLIDER ROCKER W/OT-
TOMAN, Swivels, glides
and rocks. BRAND NEW
still in box, $199 for set.
Call Sandi. (850)
425-8374.
Sectional Living Room
Set. Brand NEW-still in
package. 'Sugg. Retail
$1999, sacrifice $999.
850-5457112
New Queen AIR BED Mat-
tress set with dual controls
adjustable bt the' SLEEP
NUMBER. Retails at $199
will let go at $1099. Call
today (850)222-9879. De-
livery available.





Courthouse, 10
E. JEFERSON,
QUINCY, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on
the 25 day of
October, 2007 the
follow w ing
described proper-
ty as set forth in
said Summary
Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 14, OF
PAVILION N
HEIGHTS SUB-
DIVISION, AS
PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF
GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
Any person claim-
ing an interest in
the surplus from
the sale, if any,
other than the
property owner as
of the date of the
lis pendens, must
file a claim within
60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 24 day
if September,
2007.

NICHOLAS
THOMAS
Clerk of the
Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
10/04,10911-07







COND'T B 7







The Gadsden County Times October 11, 2007 B 7


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TWO BEAUTIFUL LOTS
ADJACENT TO EACH
OTHER JUST WEST OF
DOWNTOWN QUINCY

2.82 acres MOL with Watson &
Eddie Blake Roads frontage
$39,480
10.80 acres MOL with Eddie
Blake Road frontage & wet-
weathered pond
$92,880
BUY BOTH
$128,000
Each lot is legally approved by
Gadsden County
Growth Management
Deed restrictions and
survey/legal descriptions available
upon request

To view this property, please call
your Realtor or call me,
Stella Furjanic
Blue Chip Realty
(850) 528-5048
(Owner/Realtor)
stellaf@embarqmail.com


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




COMFORTABLE BRICK HOME WITH LOTS OF EXTRAS.
Separate living, dining and family rooms. 2 Wells with 12 zones
ofinigation system; Talquin water available. Above-ground pool.
Fully fenced. Mobile home site. Severalstorage sheds. Nut and
Sfruit trees, PRICED TO SELL at only $149,500 W-1680

NEW LISTING:
BRISTOL: 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home with separate living, dining
and family rooms on a 200x209 lot on a paved highway in a
rural area. Needs lots of repairs, but would make a good rental
property or for a first-time owner. $26,800 C-7192

QUINCY: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! 1.89 Acre lot near
down town. Includes an older house with 3 BA, 1 BA, 1,128 sf
which could be converted into a business.
$99,500 C-3055
BRISTOL: .33 Acre lot on a cul de sac. READY TO BUILD
YOUR DREAM HOME. No mobile homes, in Twin Oaks
Subdivision. $17,900 C-4312
GRETNA: CLEAR, LEVELAND WELL DRAINED 75x120 lot
City water and sewer are available. $12,000 J-4335
ST. GEORGE GULF BEACHES: HIGH AND DRY
PRIME BULIDING LOTS. Two 90x150 Lots. Walk to the
beach and enjoy the cool breezes.
$350,000 W-4316


t106 W. Sdi A,'i nu v
I aliahassee. Fl 323i3
850.122-2166 ,to
&SO 221--102 fax
'~1flmee~m).( Jil]
C3all Douina cl i
850-508-1235


***Brand New Cannen Maria* *
Build your custom home on one of these
beatulftil woodedL lots. Located off McCall BIidge
Rd., near Lake Talquin. Features two appealing
entrance sligns. )paved I~Oia:-. streetlihhr', and
u idereround watt and clectiic.
A-k about our hlomi and land packages $34,900.


Talquin Plantation & Talquin Oaks
EnIlo1 Ihi be-.t of country li\ inr in Ihewe two great
subdivisions neai Lakt Talquin with Talquiii
water and electric. Mobile homes vi:scome'
rTeat \Owner Fnmnc ine Available ?27.900.


Summerwind
in Liberty Co.
Nature abounds on
these lovely lots
near Apaluchicola
National Forest
Feanirts paved
roads wilt county
water and Talqnin
electric Greal
owner finaiician
available' $25.900.


Second Grade students at Robert F. Munroe Day School recently celebrated Johnny
Appleseed Day. "We had so much fun eating apple snacks, reading a story about
Johnny Appleseed, making hats like he wore, creating apple batik artwork, and so
much more !" said Mrs. Linda Mathers, second grade teacher.
Pictured sitting are Logan Sunday, Hunter Ventry, Jackson Boone, Katareen
Mohammed, Emilee Harris. Kneeling are Slater Stephens, Hannah Touchton, Dylan
Buckhalt, Dashiell Bassett, and Andrea Potter. Standing are Brannen Marik, Heer
Patel, Garrett Franklin, J.C. Partin, Alex Shiver, Claire Taylor, Kobie Lawson, Andrew
Tilk, Katy Blount, and Seth Tremblay.


REAL ESTATE
RESIDENTIAL LOTS
CHATTAHOOCHEE,
313 MLK
Blvd, res lot.
City water &
sewer
hookups in
place. 5K
850.579.8867


TCC note


TheatreTCC! opens season

TheatreTCC! opens its 2007-08 season at 8 p.m.,
October 11 when "The Glass Menagerie" hits the
stage at Tallahassee Community College's Turner
Auditorium for the first of six evening performanc-
es. Additional show times are 8 p.m. on October 11-
13 and 18-20. Turner Auditorium is located inside
Tallahassee Community College's Fine &
Performing Arts Center.
Hailed as one of Tennessee Williams' masterpieces,
"The Glass Menagerie" is a timeless drama of
power, tenderness and beauty. The heartbreaking
memory play peaks into the world of the doomed
Wingfield family. Amanda, a faded Southern belle,
clings to memories of her genteel past on the
Mississippi Delta. Living out of a dingy St. Louis.
apartment, she shares her world with her two grown,
yet troubled children.
The theme of this staple of American literature
speaks as loudly today as ever--managing single
households, coping with parental expectations and
mid-life disappointments.
"The Glass Menagerie," the first of three shows on
TheatreTCC!'s 2007-08 schedule, will be followed
by "Alice in Wonderland" (November 29-December
1, December 6-8) and "Big River: The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn" (April 3-5, 10-12).
TCC students, faculty and staff who have a valid ID
are admitted to TheatreTCC! performances free of
charge. Additionally, faculty and staff can bring a
guest at no'cost
Tickets for "The Glass Menagerie" can be purchased
in advance by calling the FSU Fine Arts Ticket
Office at (850) 644-6500 or at the door the night of
the show. The Turner Auditorium Box Office opens
Sat 7 p.m Tickets for the general public are $10 for
adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for children and
non-TCC students. Season tickets are also available
for adults ($30) and senior citizens ($25). Groups of
10 or more also qualify for a discount: $5 per ticket
for adults and senior citizens, $3 per ticket for chil-
dren and non-TCC students. Special event nights are
also available to groups
For more information on group rates, call Andrea
Mosher at (850) 201-8606.


Gadsden County
2.3 AC, Wooded, Paved Road
$20,000

OWNER FINANCING

www.landcallnow.com
1941-778-7565 OR 778-7980

3 BD, 2:BA House for rent.
Located at 410 S. 11th St, Quincy.
HUD welcomed.
Call 850-251-5122.


Mobile Home
on 10 acres for sale.
415 Ashton Court.
Will assist with financing.
32 ft round pool and
basketball court.
545-5900


FORECLOSURE!


Don't Lose Your Home From
Financial Problems Due To:

Health, Job Loss/Lay Off,
Marriage/Divorce, Death, or
OTHER Causes of
Financial Distress

Call Me: Linda Cone Forehand
850-509-9369
SHORT SALE SPECIALIST
For Gadsden County
SALES ASSOCIATE WITH

COLDWELL BANKER,
Town & Country REAL ESTATE
1119 E. Jefferson St.
Quincy, FL 32351


2 BR, 2 BA
Mobile home
849 Ranch Rd.

Quincy, FL

Contact
850-509-3571


The Gadsden County PACE -
EH .(Protocol for Assessing
Community Excellent in
Environmental Health) team
will be having its community-
wide meeting October 15th from
6:30 to 8:00p.m. at the Gretna
City Hall. Pace involves com-
munity residents in collabora-
tively conducting assessments,
prioritizing and strategic plan-


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.


3BR/1BA House in Mid-
way Free rent in exchange
for cleaning and $500/Mo.
48 High Bluff Court
850-443-3300.

Casa para la renta
3BR1 BA en Midway
Renta Gratis por limpieza
y pintuna $500/mes 48
high Bluff Court Ilamar al
SR. Moreno
850-449-3300.

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

House for rent
3BR, 1 BA,
Car Port,
W/D hookup,
CHA,
Thomas St.,
Quincy
Avail. 10-30-07
HUD only
878-5451
(contact)


ning, with the goal of acting
upon environmental health con-
cerns, in order to improve the
quality of life in Gadsden
County. For more information
please call Doris Milton at
Environmental Health Section
of the Gadsden County Health
Department at 850-875-7223
ext. 414 or email at dorismil-
ton@doh.state.fl.us.


00 ,iL4Your Advertisement In
fftmes

. . . . t Oaboben county Timto


FOR
LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.

Call
627-7375


HAVANA 30 ACRES,
Heavily Wooded with Beautiful Creeks.
$150,000.00
GRETNA 2 ACRES,
Lightly Wooded Hough Farm Rd.
$25,000.00


FIRST REALY'Y
NA'IM 545-6597


Johnny Appleseed Days at RFM


HMS Pageant set


Its coronation time again. The 2007-2008 Mr. and Miss Havana
Middle School Pageant will be held on Monday, October 15,
2007 at 6pm. The cost for admission is $5 for adults, $3 for stu-
dents and children. This year's pageant will be exciting and
entertaining. There will be a spectacular fashion show arranged
and performed by the contestants. There will also be a talent
portion that will showcase talents ranging from poetry, dance,
song, and even a couple of comedy routines. Please come out and
support our contestants, Cornell Moore, Shankeria Perry,
DeShun Sampson, and Chelsea Thomas


Gadsden County PACE

meeting set for October 15th


MM9







B 8 The Gadsden County Times October 11,2007


RFM students nominated for high school Heisman award


Robert E Munroe Day School's
Malorie McKinnon and Jason
Cook have been honored with a
nomination for the prestigious
Wendy's High School Heisman
Award. The program, awarded in
conjunction with the collegiate
Heisman, celebrates the
achievements of the nation's top
high school seniors both in and out
of the classroom.
Headmaster Jimmy Harris
nominated these two promising
leaders for their academic aptitude,
athletic talent and exceptional
commitment to their school and
communities.
"At Munroe, we prepare our
students for success by
encouraging them to develop in all
areas of their lives. Wendy s High
School Heisman is the ultimate
award we can bestow on our
students for their achievements in
both academics and athletics
throughout high school," said.
McKinnon and Cook were


nominated for this award based on
the following accomplishments:
Jason is the son of Finley and
Kathy Cook of Quincy. He has
earned a 3.94 GPA and involved in
many school and community
activities. Jason is in his third year
of Key Club in which he has served
as the junior board member, and is
currently the treasurer. He is in
Beta Club for the fourth year as
well FCA. Jason also serves as
President of the Student Council in
which he was a member his junior
year. He is a three year varsity
basketball player and a four year
member of the football team where
he has received awards for
"Lineman of the Year," and
defensive MVP. In the junior year
.Jason was a class officer during his
freshman, sophomore and junior
years. He has participated in
numerous community activities
including Special Olympics,
CDBG Housing Rehabilitation
Committee, and "Adopt a


Highway." Jason is a member of
the First Presbyterian Youth group
in Quincy where he volunteers at
the food bank.
Malorie McKinnon is the
daughter of Howard and Elaine
McKinnon of Havana. She is
involved in Student Council for the
second year and serves as Senior
Board member for Anchor Club,
where she has been a member for
four years. Malorie has
participated in the Beta Club for
four years. She is currently a
member of FCA for the fourth year.
As an athlete, Malorie will play
varsity basketball and softball for
the fourth year and is in the second
year of volleyball, in which she
was named "Rookie of the Year" in
her junior year. She was Captain
her junior year and has received the
All County designations for
basketball in the sophomore and
junior seasons and All Big Bend
Honorable Mention her junior year.
Malorie was named MIP in.softball


as a freshman along with Captain
her junior year and All big Bend
Honorable mention in her
sophomore season. Other honors
and awards received by Malorie
include HOBY Representative,
Presbyterian College Fellow,
Wofford College Scholar, and the
2005 Female Athlete of the Year
Award. Malorie placed First in the
County and Regional Soil and
Water Speech contests. She is a
member of the Thomas Memorial's
Youth Group of Quincy where she
is involved in Student Leadership
University 101, 201, and 301.
Malorie has a 3.94 GPA and plans
to attend the University of Florida.
"These students are the future
community leaders," said Archie
Griffin, the only two-time winner
of the prestigious Heisman
Memorial Trophy and Wendy's
High School Heisman program
spokesperson. "It gives me great
pride to see young people strive for
excellence on and off the field."


CALENDAR from Page B 1


CLUB from Page B 1


Classes offered are as follows:
* Pottery Wheel (6 weeks)
Monday 6-8:30p.m.
Thursday 6-8:30p.m.
Saturday 9-1la.m.
Call for availability.
* Pottery Hand Building and
Sculpture
Second and fourth Saturdays,
10 a.m.- noon.
Kids 8 and older welcome.


* Oil Painting Tuesdays 6:30-9
p.m.
Class full. Call to be added to
waiting list.
* Wood Carving (6 weeks)
Thursday 6:30-8:30p.m.
* Cartooning (6 weeks)
Monday 6:3Q-8:30p.m.
*Watercolors (6 weeks)
Friday l0a.m.-lp.m.
*Drawing and Beyond (6


weeks) Stacy Sanders agrees. Two of her
Friday 1-4p.m. children are among those who
November Workshops come to the club daily. She said the
Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg) community needs the club.
"If I tell my kids they can't come
Nov. 14 or Nov. 28 to the club, they get upset," Sanders
*Jewelry Making/Silver said.
Smithing Police Chief Vann Pullen attended
Nov. 16-18 the grand opening and looked at the
Old style jewelry making from opening of the club from a slightly
a Native American different angle. For a town with a
population of only 2,400 he said
Silver/Coppersmith there are too many juvenile


problems. He hopes the club will
help with some of the problems by
giving young people an alternative.
"There is nothing for them to do
really. We have a good recreation
department, but not all kids play
ball. With the club they will have
someplace to go so they won't be
sitting around and possibly getting
influenced by the wrong people;"
he said. Pullen said the after school
program.is sure to stop some of the
problems his officers handle,


between the time school closed, and
the time parents arrive home.
To fund the two clubs, the Board
of County Commissioners allocated
$150,000 for the next seven to help
fund the clubs. Commitments to
sponsor the clubs have been made
by Bank of America and Tri-Eagle
sales. The Boys & Girls Club of the
Big Bend corporate offices, which
is a United Way agency, will also
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about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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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.


School


New


'Making a Difference" at SSES

The Faculty and staff at SSES are excited about their "
Making a Difference" candidates for the month of October. Ms.
Germaine Brown is a fifth grade reading teacher and a mentor
teacher for the Florida Teacher Advancement Program; she has
recently received many accolades and special presentations due
: V' to her ability to motivate staff and students, as well as her dedi-
cation and commitment to educating students. Ms. Donnie
,: Donaldson is our Para-professional; she is a dedicated hard
-..... worker. Her positive attitude brings light to our campus, Ms.
4.4 Donnie is an asset to our campus and she loves working with
children. On behalf of SSES faculty and staff we would like to
'I o say thank you to Ms. Brown and Ms. Donaldson for all the won-
derful work you do to keep improving our school.




HMS fashion show


A special thanks to Havana Middle
School's Sugar & Spice and modeling club
members for all your hard work. These
young ladies did an outstanding job at
Friday's In School Coronation. Come out
on Monday, October 15,2007 at 6:00 pm.
These ladies have prepared a dynamic per-
formance for our 2007-2008 Mr. & Miss
Havana Middle School Pageant. Please
come out and show your support. Shanice
Richardson, Ikeshia Joseph, Jahondria
Willis, Cierra Mathis, Katia Simmons,
Monica Bush, leshia Cladd, Chakoyah
Gaines, She'kerielle Chandler, Myesha
Phillips, Rajia Christian (not pictured)
Whitnei Bates (not pictured) and Shaquna
Swinton (not pictured).


Patient Care Technology stu-
dents from Gadsden Technical
Institute have begun their clinical
studies at River chase Care Center
on Strong Road. The students will
complete an intensive three (3)
week on site rotation at Quincy's
skilled nursing home before con-
tinuing their clinical study at
Capital Regional Medical Center
for four (4) weeks in December.
Gadsden Technical Institute is
proud to include both River chase
arid Capital Regional as corporate
partners in an endeavor to provide
quality vocational education.
Students in the Patient Care
Technology program have four (4)
modules of concentrated study
during the one semester course.


Upon completion of all require-
ments by the Florida Department
of Education, Gadsden County
School Board, and the Florida
Board of Nursing, students are eli-
gible to sit for the State of Florida
Certified Nursing Assistant exami-
nation. In addition, students have
been prepared to enter areas of
nursing assisting in the skilled
nursing home, home health, and
acute care (hospital) settings.
If you are interested in becom-
ing a certified nursing assistant
with skills in multiple areas of
healthcare, please call 875-8324 or
come by Gadsden Technical
Institute on MLK Jr Boulevard in
Quincy. New classes begin in
January.


Special Olympics meeting

Special Olympics of Gadsden County will have a meeting on Tuesday,
October 16th; the meeting will begin at 5:30p.m. at the Bill McGill Library
in Quincy. Special Olympics need your help; the costs have increased for
the competitions. We participated last year in bowling, basketball, volley-
ball, track and field, the bowling expenses were $1200, and the basketball
expenses were $1000. The Summer Games were the most expensive, it
was $8000, and this includes transportation, meals and $40 per person for
those who went on the trip. We need sponsors, in order to continue to go
to these competitions, we need help. These costs do not include uniforms
or new equipment; it also does not include the local or area competitions.
The trips are to state competitions in Orlando and Tampa, in the past we
have depended on contributions from individuals, businesses and church-
es. We could use your assistance, if you can assist the worthy cause please
send your contributions to Marguerite Morgan (612 Chattahoochee Street,
Chattahoochee.


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every rocket fired, signifies, in the Ital sense, a theft
from those who hunger and ore nor fed rose who are
cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not
spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its
labourers, the genius of its scienltr:. the hopes of its
- children "
President Dwight Eisenhower, April 12,1953
Speech to the American Association of
Newspaper Editors
Seven years after World War II ended, Americans
chose a pacifistas their President. He was sixty-two
year old Dwight David Eisenhower (known as Ike).
He was also one of the great military leaders of the
twentieth century. During World War II, he com-
manded Allied Forces in Europe, leading the D-Day
invasion that brought about the defeat of Nazi
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his objectives as President. In the military; his
straightforward honesty, ability to focus a diverse
group of generals on a single goal and his listening'
and analytical kill; combined to earn the respect
and admiration of.those who served under him.
-ven those Who disagreed with hin military deci-
sions admired the man. British Field Marshal
B,?rnard Montgomery, whose disagreements with
the future President were legendary said of Ike:.
"His real strength lies in his human qualities. He has
the power of drawing the hearts ofmen toward him
as a magnet attracts the bit of mietal. He merely has
to smile at you and you trust him at once."
His objectives after becoming President
nduded stopping trh Cold War, reducing the tern-
sion in the country caused by Wisconsin Senator
Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunts, and bal-
ancing the budget.
Within a year of taking office, he ended the
Korean War. Within two years, Senator McCarthy
was disgraced aher hii senate colleagues censured
him. and within three years he balanced the budget
Ike's greatest challenge however. came with
the Supreme Courts 1954 decision in the case of
Brown v Board of Education That derision made
segregation in schools illegal
Eisenhower and others of Iins generation
rcEw'. up in a seqreqated society I c r:cepted sea-
regation as riormnl j anrl aw nothing wrong with it
As President however, he set aside his personal feel-
ings to do his duty to the Constitution. He entor'ced
the law, and when, in 1957. the governor of
Ark, nsas used the National Guard to prevent black
students from attending high school in Little Rock.
he sent in federal Troop ru scort them to school
The old warrior who saved the world from


Adolph Hitler spent hi' Presidenry working to pre-
vent another war. 'J-aring retiremert, while 'peak-
ing to an international audience. he explained why:
Like to believe that people in the long run, are going
;o Jo more to, promote pecr.e than our gokvrnmentr
Indeed I think that people want peace so much that
:,ne of rthee do) s overnmenrs had berter get our of
the wa)y aord let then hate it.
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Radio and television address.
London, England
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THIS WEEK!
She was born on
October 11. 1884
in New York City,
twenty, she mar-
tried herfifth
cousin, who later
became the
longest serving
President in
The former First Lady. Through the Nouaona .American histo-
Park Sefr'ci ry. She, on the
other hand,
wrole a monthly question and answer column that
appeared in the magazine Ladies Home Journal. After her
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If you would like to share news
about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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are free of charge, but must be sub-
mitted by 9 a.m. Monday for that
week's issue. Information may also
be brought to us at 15 S. Madison
St., Quincy or faxed to 627-7191.


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Mr. and Miss HMS


EGHS students celebrate



Hispanic Heritage Month


By Nanette P. Marranca, chp
EGHS Foreign language dept.
September 15 to October 15
is Hispanic Heritage Month.
EGHS has been honoring and
celebrating the rich Hispanic
heritage in multiple ways The
Spanish I students participated
in a tour of misio'n San Luis.
San Luis Mission of Talimali
was the destination for 100
Spanish I Students from East
Gadsden High School this
month as part ofthe Museum of
Florida History,
San Luis is the historic site of
a large tribe of Apalachee
Native Americans who lived
there for hundreds of years. The
Spanish explorers, under the
leadership of the Conquistador
Fernando De. Soto, landed in
Tampa Bay, Florida, in the
1930's and began to explore the
southeastern United States
which included North Florida.


. The "Jaguars" were able to
go back in time and experience
life of the Spanish explorer, sol-
dier, wife, friar and the
Apalachee as well. Meticulous
care has been given to replicat-
ing the historic structures of San
Luis such as the fort, the friar's
residence, and the Indian trans-
lator's quarters, Chapel, Church
and cemetery, the great
Apalachee Meeting House,
Spanish home and blacksmith's
shop and outdoor kitchen. The
historian guides of the San Luis
escorted the students and staff
into the time capsule of 1703.
The historians are reenactors
dressed in authentic costume.
The Spanish soldier tried to
recruit some of our young men
at the San Luis Fort! The friar
showed us his ceramic rosary,
his dining room and the infir-
mary where he offered us
spearmint and chamomile teas.
The baptismal font and the


The students were guests, at
the huge ceremonial center but
we were warned that we could
only stay three days or we
would be escorted to the edge of
San Luis territory. Every school,
teacher, family and student in
Gadsden County should find


Congratulations to Mr. Nicholas Byrd and Miss Cartesia
Moore, above. They are Havana Middle School's 2007-2008 Mr.
and Miss 6th Grade. Nicholas Byrd is the son of Reginald Byrd
and Carlotta Maultsby. Nicholas enjoys playing basketball,
football, and running track. Nicholas plans to attend the
University of Florida where he would like to play basketball or
football. In the future, Nicholas would like to become a profes-
sional athlete. If that doesn't work out, he will purue a career
as a correctional officer. Cartesia Moore is the daughter of Carl
arid Theresa Moore. She is the sister of Cortez, Cornell, and
Carvaris Moore. She enjoys playing basketball, reading, and
shopping. Her goal is to graduate from high school and attend
Florida State University. Cartesia plans to pursue a career in
Nursing or become the first WNBA basketball player from
Havana. Best wishes to Nicholas and Cartesia.
Below, congratulations to, Mr. LaTitus Smith, Jr, and Miss
Rajia Christian. They are Havana Middle School's 2007-2008
Mr. and Miss 7th Grade. LaTitus Smith is the son LaTitus
Smith Sr. and Raechell Strawter. LaTitus has always excelled in
his academics and he continues to be an excellent student and
role model to others. LaTitus enjoys playing basketball, writing
music, and participating in other extra curricular activities. His
future goals are to attend a major university and become a pro-
fessional basketball player or successful businessman. Rajia
Christian is daughter of Robert and Winifred Christian. Rajia
enjoys reading, modeling, writing songs, and watching BET and
the Food Channel. Rajia is currently training with Barbizon,
Inc. and will attend a modeling competition in Orlando later
this year. Rajia's future goals include becoming a famous model
or successful lawyer. Best wishes LaTitus and Rajia.


S.J.E.S.


Fourth and fifth graders at St.
John Elementary School went to
the polls on Thursday, October
4, to elect the king and queen of
their grade level. Shirley Green
Knight, Gadsden County
Supervisor of Elections, spoke
to the students about the voting
process and the importance of
voting. "When you all turn 18,
you will be able to select the
president of the United States. It
is important that you know how
valuable your vote is because it
allows you to choose the person
you want to represent you."
Candidates for all Royal
Court positions were chosen by
their teachers based on behavior
and grade average. Following
Knight's presentation candi-
dates gave a brief speech of why
they would like to represent
their fellow classmates. Then, b
the students signed into the vot- to
ing polls using their computer Pc
lab numbers as identification w
and were given a secrecy folder gi
with an official ballot inside. el
Students used standard voting en


ways to celebrate Hispanic
Heritage Month. Certainly the
foreign language department at
East Gadsden High School is
actively involved in appreciat-
ing what Hispanic heritage is all
about.
After all, this is Florida,
named La Florida by the
Spanish The Land of Flowers.



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inductees


The Robert F. Munroe Day
School Beta clubs have
inducted new members fol-
lowing the first nine weeks of
school. New Senior Beta
member Chelsea Watson is
the daughter of Karen and
Sterling Watson of Quincy.
Junior Beta member Bhavik
Desai is the son of Karsan and
Minaxi Desai of Quincy.
Georgia Davis is also a Senior
Beta member and is the
daughter of Elizabeth and
Gary avis of Quincy.


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ooths and an official ballot box S.J.E.S. Parent Liaison, Delores every vote counts."
cast their vote. Historical and Smith Fields, to present a real All Royal Court winners will
political activity books, along life situation that would educate be announced Wednesday,
ith "I Voted!" stickers were and excite students about vot- October 17, 2007, during the A
ven to each student after the ing. Night of Royal Elegance coro-
"ction.I want these students to nation at 6:30pm.
This life-like voting experi- understand that having the right The admission for this event
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