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Title: Gadsden County times
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Quincy Fla
Creation Date: December 6, 2007
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Prep hoops

See how area teams are faring as
basketball season rolls into
Christmas break ...Page 8




Sharks in

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W wildlife experts say
drought moving saltwater
species farther up rivers

By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Think the drought only affects farmers and
oystermen?
Think again. Prolonged dry conditions are
also causing marine life .- including bull
sharks to move further up the Apalachicola
River than ever before :while freshwater
sporting fish are spawning young that.can't
survive current conditions.
"Basically, we have seen an increase .in
saltwater species moving higher in the system
than ever before because of the duration: of
allow tow s," said Carli Segelson, spokeswoman
for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute in St. Petersburg. "Researchers aren't
See SHARKS on Page 6


Tallahassee man


charged in death


Seven-year-old dies after being

struck by car while playing in yard


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
A 19-year-old
Tallahassee man, Bryce E.
Crosby, was arrested by
Florida Highway Patrol
homicide investigators
Saturday and charged with
Driving Under the
Influence (DUI)


manslaughter and leaving the scene of a
crash involving death after he plowed into
the yard where seven-year-old Shanesia
Cox was playing.
According to a report released by the
Florida Highway Patrol, Crosby was
driving a 2004 Ford truck ,on Aspalaga
Road, just past Murray Circle, around 11:15
Saturday morning when he left the roadway
See CHARGED on Page 3


Do you want fries with that, governor?


Florida Governor Charlie Crist made a surprise visit to Quincy to talk with local leaders
Friday. While in town, he stopped to enjoy a milk shake at Hardee's. For more on the
governor's visit, see Page B 1.


Law enforcement authorities discuss the details surrounding the
death of Shanesia Cox, 7, Saturday morning. (Left to right)
Florida Highway Patrol troopers Patricia Jefferson-Shaw and
Bruce Ivey talk with assistant state attorney Richard Combs,
GCSO investigator Scott Ivey, and Sheriff Morris Young. (Photo
by Alice DuPont)


Graduation


rate soars in


2006-2007

DOE figures indicate
Gadsden's improvement
is second-best in state
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Gadsden County school 'officials were downright
exuberant Friday after learning the district's increase in
graduation rates' last year was
record-breaking.
"I'm really pleased and excited
about it;" Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent 'Reginald : James
said. "The most important reason o
I'm excited about it is we ha\e
found a process that works."
Thee Florida Department of
Education released Friday
graduation and dropout rate James
statistics for the 2006-07 school Ja
year..
For the first time in five years, Gadsden County's
graduation rate exceeded 50 percent, rising to 53.3
'percent, its, highest mark since the state began
reporting graduation rates.
The graduation rate is
up 9.4 points over the
2005-06 rate of 43.9 Pay raises for
percent and represents teachers approved.
the second-largest Story on Page.6
percentage improvement
in the state.
James credits the improvement to steps taken by a
five-member task force he formed last year to address
the issue of local graduation rates.
.The task force proposed a four-prong process:
Putting greater emphasis on making sure students and
parents knew what is required for a student to
graduate; taking advantage of the GED Exit Option
See GRADUATION on Page 3


Angela Poole selected as Midway city manager


Angela
Poole, named
city manager
by the
Midway City
Council Nov.
29, at the
desk she's
manned since
former city
manager
Paul Piller
left the job in
May. (Photo
by Leslie
Roberts)


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Angela Poole said she was
happy enough serving as
Midway's finance director.
But after former city manager
Paul Piller vacated his post in
May, Poole stepped in as interim
city manager in June.
Since then, she's come to enjoy
the job, she said.
That's why she applied for the
post permanently, and


commissioners voted Nov. 29 4-3
to approve her for the position.
Mayor Delores Madison and city
council members Jerrod Holton
and Quintealia Cato cast the
dissenting votes.
"I think everyone knew Iwas,
not interested in the position full-
time from the beginning," she
said Monday morning. "I saw the
council interviewing a number of
applicants, and I was appointed
in June without applying. Once
six months had passed, I needed


to know what the pleasure of the
council was. I was over the
learning curve and found that I
had really started to enjoy the
position. Also, Midway is in the
middle of a transition we have
comprehensive land use
amendments to make, the
visioning process and I felt like
I wanted to go ahead and
continue the momentum."
Poole, 32, said she wants to
work as city manager on a
contractual basis, much as she


does in the position of finance
director. The terms of her
contract have yet to be hammered
out.
Poole opened her own
accounting firm in Tallahassee,
Angela Moss. Poole LLC, in
December, 1999. It was in that
capacity she became finance
director for Midway in August,
2002.
Before opening an accounting
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CHARGED from Page 1


and traveled westbound on the
shoulder before driving on
private property on the north
side of the road.
Shanesia was playing in the
yard with her four-year-old sister
at their grandmother's home, at
1956 Aspalaga Road, when
Crosby struck her with the front
of the truck. The child's body,
said a relative, was thrown or


dragged about 40 feet from
where the initial contact was
made.
"They had just come over last
night to spend the weekend with
their grandmother. They weren't
bothering anybody, they were
just playing in the yard, oh
God," said the child's aunt
CheeChee Jones.
Crosby, witnesses said, never


stopped after he hit the child but
continued on Aspalaga Road.
Authorities arrested him about a
mile west of the crash scene. He
was taken to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital and treated
for minor injuries before he was
booked into the Leon County
-Jail. He has since posted bond
and has been released.
Shanesia was a first grader at


Chattahoochee Elementary
School. Principal Ethelyn
Cunningham, who came to the
scene Saturday morning, said a
crisis team was at the school
Monday to help the children
cope.
"Most of the children seemed
to be taking it pretty well, a lot
of the adults had a hard time
with it," she said.


Shanesia's pastor, the Rev.
James Atkins, called her a bright
spot in the church.
"She loved Mt. Zion when the
van came to pick up the children,
she was always ready. She loved
to come to church. She was an
usher, she sang in the choir and
she had a beautiful voice for
such a young child. Everyone
loved her and we are just


devastated," Atkins said, adding,
"God came back to get one of his
flowers.
The funeral will be held
Saturday at 12 noon in the
gymnasium at the old
Chattahoochee High School.
Interment at White Cemetery in
Dell, GA following the service.
Crawford-Moultry Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.


GRADUATION from Page 1


program; giving at-risk students
a chance to make up lost' credits
at the Carter-Parramore Academy
through a credit retrieval program
and giving students the option of
using ACT scores, with a
t6 minimum score of 15 required in
reading and math, in lieu of
Florida Comprehensive


Assessment Test scores to
graduate.
The state Legislature passed the
initiative last year.
"We used it and it works,"
James said. "I'm extremely
optimistic about the future of the
district. I can reasonably see our
graduation rate in the 70s in the


next couple of years. We, have
basically overcome ever having
graduation rates in the low 40s. I
think those days are history. We
found a process that works -
that's what makes me feel good
as superintendent."
Statewide, graduation rates
increased by 1.4 percent last year


as compared to the year before.
The state's annual dropout rate
declined from last year, dropping
0.2 percentage points to 3.3
percent.
"Florida has made exceptional
progress in helping students
realize the value and necessity of
a high school education," Gov.


Charlie Crist said. "This
achievement would not be
possible without the tireless
efforts of Florida's teachers and.
school administrators who
selflessly devote themselves to
ensuring a brighter future for
their students."
Graduation rates for African


American and Hispanic students
showed the largest growth this
year, increasing by 1.8 and 2.3
percent, respectively.
Gadsden County's dropout rate
for 2006-07 was 5.4 percent,
compared to 4.9 percent in 2005-
06 and 6.0 percent in the 2004-05
school year.


Veterinarians warn of dog poisonings


POOLE from Page 1


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Doctors at Quincy Animal
Hospital are warning local dog
owners to keep an eye on their
pets after they confirmed at least
one dog had been poisoned by
strychnine.
"We have had reports of more,"
said Dr. Beth May. "We believe
two dogs have died from
strychnine poisoning and a third
has shown symptoms."
Doctors confirmed the day
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fourth dog had been poisoned by
strychnine. That dog and another
dog owned by the same person
survived after treatment at
Quincy Animal Hoipital. All
four dogs live in the
Gretna/Chattahoochee area off
Max Heron Road, May said, and
all were permitted to roam,
making it possible they
frequented ponds in the area.
May said it's possible the
poison is in one of the ponds
near where the dogs live or that
they were poisoned deliberately.
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"Strychnine is found in gopher
bait we don't know if they
stumbled onto something like
that or were poisoned
deliberately," May said. "Until
we find out what the source is,
we're asking owners to keep
their dogs confined to the yard."
Strychnine is also used as a
poison for rats and other rodents.
It is classified as a federally
restricted use pesticide because
of its hazard to nontarget species
and its acute oral and inhalation
toxicity.


Signs of toxicity, including
death, occur within one hour of
ingestion, according to the
University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
One of the first symptoms of
strychnine poisoning is seizures,
May said, which, if not treated,
will eventually lead to
hypothermia, kidney damage and
respiratory failure.
Strychnine is a colorless,
crystalline poison and is a
central nervous system
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firm, Poole worked for the
Agency for. Healthcare
Administration in Tallahassee as
a senior management analyst.
From 1995 to 2001 she worked as
an audit manager for Arthur
Anderson LLP in Miami.
Prior to that, she served as an
accountant for the Florida
Department of Commerce in
Tallahassee.
Although she now serves as
both finance director and city
manager, she said the position of
finance director will be
advertised with plans to bring on
a part-time finance director.
"I won't continue to wear both
hats," she said.
While doing both jobs, she
negotiated a contract that paid
$38 per hour for her services.
Her short-term goals for
Midway include working to
increase the commercial presence
on U.S. 90 with hopes that, new
businesses will bring extended
sewer lines into the city, jobs and
tax revenue.
That, and residents for the more
than 400 homes that have been
built in Midway over the last two
years.


"I want to reach out to
businesses to get them to relocate
here to create jobs and help
developers who are building
houses here to move that
inventory," she said. "We need
businesses to create jobs here and
we need to make sure we have
houses in Midway people can
afford to live in."
Poole is married to Corey
Poole, a developer. The two have
one son, Michael, 10.
Poole also said she plans to try
to renegotiate interlocal
agreements with the county with
.an eye toward lowering what the
city now pays for services
provided by the county.
She says she hasn't got a firm
idea of how long she wants to
serve as city manager.
"I've not put a timetable on it,"
she said.
"I think we start out with what
the council wants. I would like to
start working with the council
and get so engrossed that the time
just flies by. I would hope to have
a pleasant relationship with the
council."
The Midway City Council's
next meeting is Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.


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By Alice DuPont, Editor


Contemplation



Taking the bad with the good


Like most people there are days when I
love my work so much that it just makes me
happy to wake up in the morning. This job .
could have me chatting with the Governor
before lunch and in a tomato field
interviewing migrant workers in the
afternoon. From one minute to the next, I
never know what's coming my way.
Few of my days are ho-hum.
But there are days that aren't so good. In
fact, some can be downright bad. Saturday
was a bad day for me.
I was just getting ready to start sorting
4 through Christmas decorations when my
I telephone rang. It was a call from a deputy
4 who wanted to know if I had heard about the
Shit-and-run out on Aspalaga Road. I put the
decorating thing on hold and hopped in the
car, checked to see if I had my camera, a pad
and pen and rolled out. For some reason, I
had decided in my mind that the victim was
an adult and a male.
When I finally arrived on the scene, I
learned that the vicitm was a child. A little
girl who was seven-years-old. A few minutes
later, relatives and the county's vicitm's
advocate were bringing the child's mother out
Sof a house to cany her away from the scene.
I looked into her distraught face and my
heart dropped. I can't imagine what it would
be like to lose a child so young is such a
tragic and senseless way.
I have to talk to people, no matter how
unpleasant, and I have to take pictures. What
was I going to ask this child's mother, what


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could I have said? I said nothing and stepped
out of the way.
In cases like this, I try to handle the article I
write as sensitively as possible. I feel the
family doesn't need to be reminded of the
gruesome details in the newspaper. That's
why, when I wrote the article about Shanesia
Cox, I talked with her principal and her
minister. While her family already knew how
special she was, the community needed to
know how special she already was in her
short time on earth.
About two months ago, the Rev. James
Atkins of Chattahoochee said, he baptized
little Shanesia and 18 other children. But she
was his "little bright spot" with her endearing
little personality and willingness to serve in
the church. She was eager to get there every
Sunday, not for the treats the children were
given, but to serve as usher or lift her little
voice in song.
Through tears and anguish her aunt,
CheeChee Jones, kept repeating how much
she loved church. As friends whispered
encouraging words, Jones asked the question
that so many people were asking last
Saturday.
Why, why, why?
Here it is three weeks before Christmas,
when most mothers are trying to decide what
doll to get their little girl for Christmas, this
mother has spent the week planning a
funeral. This mother is, according to her
sister, just trying to hold her body and mind
together.


When we hunker down to talk, we're all on the same level. by Kesley :. '.. '
Colbert, just a good ole boy that likes to write.'.


Now, that's entertainment!


A good friend of mine gave me a couple of
staplers for the office. Real nice ones! These
Were easy touch, one finger, thirty sheet power,
non skid, Office Pro, twenty-second century
marvels! As fasteners go, they were top of the
line. Naturally, a fight near 'bout broke out
over who got the bigger one....and who got the
Sother....and who got neither.....
My friend was amazed when I recounted the
"raised hackles" her gifts had created. She
Thought it rather ridiculous to strain
relationships over something as trifle and as
ordinary as a stapler.She must'a lived a
sheltered life!,
Me and Leon used to fight over who got to
go through the door first! We'd jump out of
that '51 Chevy before Mom could get it in park
S and race for the back door. If I beat him to the
knob, he'd grab my neck and try to rip my head
off. I'd sink my teeth in his.arm up above the
elbow and we'd topple down the four back
steps a'kicking and a'gouging and
a'stomping....
It didn't even have to be a door. We had a
"doorway" between the kitchen and the hall
leading down to the bed rooms. Mom would
yell "Breakfast is ready" and the rush was on!
Leon would body slam me into the wall, I'd
fall to the floor and try to rip the throw rug out
from under him. David Mark would leap frog
both of us as we untangled. Most mornings we
tumbled into breakfast.
And it wasn't for the Quaker Oats I promise
you that. It was for the "prize" of being the first
one through the door. When you grew up sans
television, Nintendo games or iPods you had to
"make do".
We got in a fight once over how to feed hogs.
Leon thought I was piling up too much corn in
one spot. He wanted a smooth, even layer as I
moved down the trough. I felt like if I got it out
of the bucket into the wooden chute the hogs
could figure out the rest. He wasn't going to do
Sany work mind you. He was just going to tell
me how to do it! And he wouldn't shut up. I
threw the bucket at him! He pouredd" me into
the feed trough.
If the pigs ever had an opinion on how they
liked the corn "laid out" they never expressed it
to me.
I got a shirt tom off over who spit the closest
to a crack. We were downtown waiting for
Dad to come out of the tractor place. And since
we didn't have any pennies to pitch, we got to
spitting at a crack in the side walk. I will admit
Leon beat me the first couple of times. I
couldn't get the wind right. But I finally laid
one in there pretty good. Leon also got close
and we dropped down on our hands and knees
Sto get a bird's eye view. I had him beat!
Maybe....
We argued until the spit dried and then both
claimed victory. He tried to expectorate on me-
--or possibly, it was the other way around. It
has been a few years. But I do know the fight


was on! We fell across lawnmowers, bales of
hay and a rusted out ten inch plow as we
wrestled in front of McCadams Tractor and
Implement Company.
We were both pretty messed up by the time
the commotion brought the grown-ups out.
Daddy didn't have to speak. His presence
brought the bout to a screeching halt. And Dad
didn't say a word about my shirt or the fight on
the way home. He was amazing about things.
He wouldn't let you even look cross ways at
Mother or make a "wrong" comment about
certain people he respected.....but if you
wanted to bang on each other a little bit, he
tended to overlook it. I think he was a kid
himself once.
We had a pillow fight that lasted most of the
night and left feathers and stuffing floating
around in the air f6r years. It started because
me and Leon and David were in the same
room. We bombed each other! We threw'em.
We swung'em. We held them out like battering
rams and stampeded into one another. We
climbed upon the top bunk and "rode'em"
across the room hoping to catch someone in the
head on the way down. We only stopped to
listen for Dad and to wipe off the blood.
They can't make a computer game that can
duplicate the fun of growing up with the two
brothers that I had!
David and I tied up one morning before
breakfast and I thought we'd kill each other
before the butter melted into the Quaker Oats.
We fought on the way to school. We fought in
the hall between classes. We fought at lunch.
We fought for one solid hour at P. E. We
would have fought after school but I couldn't
lift my arms. Here's the neat thing. I ain't got
no idea what we were fighting over. And it's
not because I can't remember. We didn't have
a clue while it was unfolding as to what all the
ruckus was about! It was just something to do
to make the day interesting.
We fought over whose time it was to take out
the trash, who got to name a stray dog that
wandered up, who got tocarry the magnet,
who got to shoot at the next squirrel, who got
to sleep on the top bunk, who wasn't holding
up his end in the leaves raking department......
And then, somewhere along there in high
school we got a television set. Whew! You talk
aboutfighting..... Leon liked Rosemary
Clooney. Lord! All she did was sing! David
and I wanted to see Sky King and Tales of
Wells Fargo.
Leon married and left home. I found a college
that would take me. David Mark went off to
Viet Nam. The only way of life that I had ever
known was changed forever.
But, son of a gun, if someone had dropped off
an easy touch, one finger, thirty sheet power,
Office Pro stapler at our house in 1959.....I can
guarantee you where some of those staples
would have ended up......
Respectfully, Kes


JThis ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


Crist visit a welcome surprise


When I heard Gov. Charlie Crist made an
unscheduled appearance right here in River
City last week, I was surprised and, I'll admit
it, impressed.
Well, it was surprising. And impressive.
Since taking office in 2006, Crist has
enjoyed a fair share of media acclaim. It's not
hard to see why: his easy-to-approach attitude,
his Office of Open Government, established in
his first executive order Jan. 3 and continued
initiatives to make public records and
meetings accessible to Floridians and his focus
on healthcare, public safety and adoption and
child abuse prevention are all easy to embrace.
But dropping in on a local conglomeration
of county officials with Department of
Corrections Secretary James McDonough,
Deputy Secretary of the Department of
Transportation Kevin Thibault and Agency for
Health Care Administration Secretary Andrew
Agwunobi in tow speaks volumes about his
interest in making life better for Floridians,
even those (and some might argue especially
those) who voted overwhelmingly for
Democrat Jim Davis in the 2006 general
election.
In a time when busy politicians are as likely
to send staff representative to local
government events as they are to appear in
person and in a county where one in four
people is disabled and 2004 U.S. Census
figures put the poverty rate at 15.8 percent, it's
noteworthy that the governor of the state paid
a visit in person to listen to the concerns of
Gadsden County officials.
Not that many of them are strangers to Gov.
Crist plenty of county and city level leaders
have been to the Capitol looking for ways to
fund the county's needs. Sen. Al Lawson and
Rep. Curtis Richardson have not been shy
about putting Gadsden County's issues at the


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forefront.
What local folks told Crist Friday was that
we've been without a hospital long enough-
since 20005 that the jail is in critical
condition and that our roads need to be
repaired.
As someone who interned in the State
Attorney's Office as a young man and later
served in the Florida Senate as chairman of the
Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and as
chairman of the Appropriations Criminal
Justice Subcommittee, Crist is easily able to
assess Gadsden County's public safety needs.
He sponsored the Stop Turning Out Prisoners
bill, requiring prisoners to serve at least 85
percent of their prison sentences, and more
recently has lent support to making it easier
for criminals who have served their time to
regain their civil rights.
In fact, Crist's depth of experience makes
him well-suited to tackle just about any of
Gadsden County's current woes.
He served as deputy secretary of the Florida
Department of Business and Professional
Regulation and in 2000, won a special election
and became Florida's last elected
commissioner of education.
And, he was Florida's attorney general.
OK, his appearance here and the promise it
holds knocks my socks off.
This is not a re-elect Charlie Crist for
governor campaign ad.
But it is a commentary on the fact that
Gadsden County has many needs and the
governor committed to bringing back some
ideas on how to fill them Feb. 1.
Charlie Crist is not a cure-all for Gadsden,
County's many ills. We have more than
enough diagnosticians it's nice to know we
had someone in town who might be able to
provide a few remedies.


Letters

to the

Editor
Editor;

I'm sure you've noticed that we are having a severe
drought. Since you are reading this paper, you probably also
know that the governors of Florida and -
Georgia have been wrangling over water from the
Chattahoochee River. Seems that Sonny Perdue managed
to convince the boys'at the Army Corps of Engineers to cut
back on the water flowing out of Lake Lanier, and Charlie
Crist is not too happy about it. The nub of the problem is
that Atlanta has outgrown its' available water supply, and
that spells trouble for everybody downstream. Not that this
is anything new. The tussle over the region's water has been
going on for some time, and ten years of negotiations
between Alabama, Georgia, and Florida has succeeded in
getting everybody exactly nowhere. Unfortunately we seem
to have run out the clock and the present drought has
brought matters to a head. By now I'm sure that you've
heard more than you want to about this less-than friendly
disagreement between
Florida and Georgia about something they both should
share. But rather than subject you to the kind of what-can-
we-do hand-wringing that seems to be
fashionable these days, I'm going to do something
different. I'm going to tell you what the solution is.
Turns out that there are just four ways that states can
resolve water resource disputes: 1) by direct agreements
between the states; 2) by an act of Congress; 3) by Federal
Court litigation; and 4) by a Supreme Court decision. While
the direct negotiation of an agreement is the best method,
ten years of head-butting between the three states has
produced no agreement whatsoever. The same thing can be
said about Federal lawsuits. They've dragged on in the
courts for more than a decade with no resolution in sight.
The political infighting and deal-making of the Congress
makes that approach completely unpredictable, and
therefore not worth messing with. It would seem that the
only way left to end this cantankerous business is for one of
the states to petition the Supreme Court. As the state in the
worst position with regards to the Chattahoochee River's
flow, this would have to be Florida.
Now the important thing for a state's petition to the
nation's highest court to succeed, is verifiable evidence of
direct harm. That is, it's time for the fisherman and
oystennan in the Apalachicola Bay to document their losses
and provide the state of Florida with the kind of
ammunition it needs. One of the sad truths of this situation
is that South Georgia has more in common with Florida as
regards the Chattahoochee River than it does with Atlanta.
For South Georgia farmers to have sufficient ground water
for crop irrigation, there has to be adequate flow in the river.
Hoarding of the river water for the sole use of Atlanta is as
bad for the Georgia soy and peanut farmers, as it is for the
fishermen and oystermen of Florida. Alabama and South
Georgia fanners have a shared stake in keeping the river
flowing, and they should support Florida, if it appeals to the
Supreme Court. Income losses to the folks of Apalachicola
Bay should be presented together with income losses for
Alabama and Georgia farmers. The issue should not be
presented as a dispute between the states of Florida and
Georgia, but as an unfair hogging of resources by Atlanta
that hurts the rest of the region.
With no end to the drought in sight, it is time to end this
wasteful bickering. Reams of studies and years of arguing
have done nothing to solve the problem. Someone needs to
step in and lay down the law. We need to bite the bullet and
let the Supreme Court settle this matter for the good of all.
Dr. C. G. Capeless


Guest



Column



The XM-Sirius

Merger: Do

consumers

matter?

As expected, Sirius and XM
shareholders have just voted to
merge--but the companies still face
stiff opposition from the
government, which has been
holding up the process for nine
months. Both firms claim that a
merger would enable them to
combine content and bandwidth to
create a new, more efficient firm
with a more appealing product--one
that would better be able to
compete with fierce competition
from podcasts, terrestrial radio, HD
radio, Internet radio, and other
forms of electronic audio
entertainment. Some analysts claim
that the merger is essential for the
companies' survival--a claim
bolstered by the fact that the
companies' recent quarterly reports
revealed that both are still bleeding
red ink: XM lost $145 million last
quarter, while Sirius lost $120
million.
In the face of all this, why is the
merger being held up? Because,
according to our government, these
companies must definitively
demonstrate to its satisfaction that,
in the words ofFCC chairman
Kevin Martin, "consumers would
clearly be better off with both more
choice and affordable prices." If the
companies do not meet this
standard(.they may not merge- ,
even if that means their extinction.
Sirius and XM's situation
provides a powerful example of a
common phenomenon: whenever
two companies propose a merger,
the government and pundits show
immense concern for the
consumers of a product, and gone
for the producers involved. This
practice is so.commonplace as to be
uncontroversial--but in fact, it is
unjust and un-American. The
Declaration of Independence does
not say that only "consumers"--that
is, potential buyers of a product--
have a right to their own "life,
liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness." It recognizes that all
men do, in every aspect of life--
including both when they are
producing and when they are
consuming. In a free society, the
relationship between the consumer
and producer of a product is not
one of master and servant, but of
moral and political equals engaging
in voluntary trade at mutually
agreeable prices. Each pursues his
well-being while respecting the
rights of the other; the consumer
may not demand that the producer
be sacrificed for his.sake, or vice-
versa. In most business contexts,
this is recognized; no one believes
that a man has a right to demand
that a hardware store sell him a
lawnmower for $3 just because he
would be "better off' at that price.
But where mergers are coricered,
the government routinely claims
consumers have such a right--with
no concern for what this does to
producers. Sirius and XM's plan to
combine operations has been held
up for nine months, and may end
up being destroyed, in the name of
fears that they might raise the
current price of $13 a month for the
product they create, or might not
offer government-decreed
"consumer-friendly" options. In
other recent cases, such as planned
mergers between Whole Foods and
Wild Oats, and between Google
and DoubleClick, the government
has left these companies' plans in
limbo while it "investigates"
whether these mergers will be
"consumer-friendly"--by whatever
interpretation of that subjective
term economic bureaucrats choose.
A common reason offered for this


treatment of companies seeking to
merge is that they are dangerous
wielders of "market power," which
can be used to "gouge" helpless
consumers.
But this sort of market power is a
myth. Merging businesses have no

See MERGER on Page 9








The Gadsden County Times December 6,2007 5


Gretna focuses on code enforcement


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Gretna City Commissioners
have already made their New
Year's Resolution 2008 will be
the year they launch a massive
code enforcement initiative in
hopes of putting a prettier face on
the city.
"We've got more than our
share of dilapidated property with-
in our city," said City Manager
Antonio Jefferson during Tuesday
night's regular meeting. "... with
home values taking a dip, this is
going to hurt us even worse. If it's
a place that's occupied, we can try
to find help for homeowners to
rehab the house. But an aggressive
code enforcement effort is com-
ing. We're going to have to stay
together because there are going to
be some tough decisions. It's
important it's coming and we're


mounting a calvary to get there."
City Commissioner Helen
Franks lamented the low property
values in Gretna, which have
remained stagnant for years
because many of the city's homes
are owned by families that pass
them on to family members rather
than sell them outright.
The run-down condition of
many of the city's dwellings does-
n't help either.
"The top value of the top house
in Gretna is shocking," she said,
declining to put a figure on the
property to which she was refer-
ring.
It was in that vein that commis-
sioners voted unanimously to ter-
minate a lease with TCLI, run by
Willie Green, that allowed him to
run a day care on 4th Street in
Gretna.
Under the agreement, made
three years ago, Green paid a $1


annual lease in exchange for run-
ning the (lay care and fixing it up.
That never happened, city ofti-
cials said, and the day care was
shut down two weeks ago by the
Department of Health.
"TCLI was supposed to bring
the building back up to code. I'm
sure there are other things wrong
down there," Jefferson said. "They
paid $1 year for a lease ... when
the commission approved.a dollar
a year lease it was as a result of
knowing the building was in a cer-
tain condition and the lease agree-
ment called for the operators to
makes repairs and do mainte-
nance."
Queen Scott, who worked at
the day care, told commissioners
the area it's in is not safe, and that
if the building winds up vacant for
any length of time, they need to

See GRETNA on Page 8


SBA problems minimal for Gadsden


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

It turns out that when other
counties were biting their nails and
wondering where their money was
invested by the State Board of
Administration (SBA), Gadsden
County wasn't worried at all.
That's because the county only has
$3 million dollars in the state's
investment pool.
"We are and were in good
shape," said Davin Suggs, director
of the Office of Management and
Budget Tuesday night during the
regular meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners. Suggs
said he and Clerk of the Courts
Nicholas Thomas were in constant
communication, face-to-face and
electronically, since last Thursday
when the state shut down it's
investment system.
By statue, the clerk is responsi-
ble for the day-to-day cash man-
agement of funds in possession of
the Board of County
Commissioners. The fiscal impact
of the November 29 events related
to SBA is limited.
"Due to traditionally custom-
ary practices, existing cash had
been transferred from our existing
SBA accounts to local banking
institutions to allow the county to
d'uJdp`r'6iijtioins until' niew fiscal
year teveftie was 'deposited,"
Suggs to the BoCC.
He said that he has been
advised by Thomas that the coun-
ty has an adequate amount of
money to maintain normal opera-
tions. He said that Thomas is rec-
ommending, and he agrees, the
following stragegies.
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sible, current cash on deposit with
the SBA remain with the SBA
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Suggs told the BoCC that
Thomas is to be commended for
the work he did during the SBA
crisis and for his foresight in being
a custodian of the county's
finances.
In other matters, commission-
ers voted to continue a hearing
indefinitely to determine whether
a land use request for a large scale
amendment (219 acres) will be


transmitted to the Department of
Community Affairs. Additionally,
they approved a small scale land
use plan that will allow for an
electrical contracting business in
near Havana, approved the prelim-
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City of Quincy, Florida, intends, at a meeting in the City Hall in Quincy,
Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on the 11th day of December, A. D. 2007 and at a
meeting in the City Hall in Quincy, Florida, to consider the enactment of
the following proposed ordinance entitled:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF
THE CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA, SECTION 46-9 OF THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES, THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
WHICH CONTROLS FUTURE LAND USE, GUIDES PUBLIC
FACILITIES AND PROTECTS NATURAL RESOURCES PUR-
SUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE
PLANNING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION ACT
(CHAPTER 163, PART II, FLORIDA STATUTE); PROVIDING
FOR REVISIONS TO AQUIFER RECHARGE, CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT, CONSERVATION, DRAINAGE, FUTURE
LAND USE, HOUSING, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINA-
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SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, AND TRAFFIC CIRCULA-
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VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
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Such ordinance may be inspected by the public at the office of the City Clerk in
the City Hall in such City.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record
of the proceedings, aAd for such purpose, he may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be heard.
This 3rd day of December, A.D. 2007.

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:6 The Gadsden County Times December 6, 2007


School board OKs raises


Gadsden Educational Staff
Professional Association
President Tony Britt address-
es the Gadsden County
School Board Friday after the
board voted to approve raises
for district employees. (Photo
by Leslie Roberts)


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The Gadsden County School
Board gave school employees an
early Christmas gift late Friday
afternoon.
After months of negotiation,
the board approved 3 percent
raises retroactive to September
for teachers and to July for non-
instructional personnel.
Tony Britt, president of the
Gadsden Educational Staff
Professional Association,


thanked the board for approving
the contract.
"Since I began to work in the
district in 1987, this is the best
contract I can remember," he
said. "I'm looking forward to
working with you all this year
and next year."
The board also approved
Gadsden Schools Superintendent
Reginald James' recommenda-
tion to include all employees in
the 3 percent raise with the
exception of those who have
already been approved for raises


higher than 3 percent.
"I'm pleased that once again
we've been able to give our
employees a raise and I think it
shows the board and I value what
they do," James said earlier in the
day. "Every year I've been super-
intendent we've been able to give
all our employees raises. I'm
excited about it."
The Gadsden County
Classroom Teachers' Association
ratified the contract in a 394-1
vote. GESPA approved the con-
tract in a 289-2 vote.


State finance problem won't affect local schools' payroll


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The Gadsden County School
-District will make payroll this
Friday.
And next.
School District Finance
Director Bonnie Wood said
Tuesday that a recent run on the
state's Local Government
Investment Pool will have no
impact on the local school sys-
tem's finances.
"There's no problem with us
being able to make payroll
Friday," Wood said. "We don't
anticipate we'll have any long-


term or short-term problems.
Financially, we are solvent. This is
a panic that wasn't founded;"
Wood referred to the response
from local governments around
the state after Gov. Charlie Crist
and the State Board of
Administration temporarily froze
the investment pool fund
Thursday after local governments
withdrew more than $16.5 billion.
County commissions, city govern-
ments, school boards and other
public entities throughout the state
use the pool.
Gadsden County Budget
Director Davin Suggs was tapped
last week to serve on a four-mem-


ber local government advisory
committee to the State Board of
Administration. Other committee
members are Hillsborough
County Budget Director Eric
Johnson, St. Lucie County Budget
Director Marie Gouin and John
Ricco, director of enterprise pro-
grams for the Florida Association
of Counties.
The committee's main objec-
tives are preserving the capital of
those remaining in the pool, estab-
lishing criteria for the withdrawal
of funds after Dec. 4 and ensuring
the long-term viability of the pool.
Suggs could not be reached
Tuesday for comment.


The Gadsden County
Commission currently has
$3,065,173 invested in the pool.
The Midway Fire District has
$121,613 invested; the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District, $56,093,611.
Wood speculated that the com-
bination of a volatile, market and
an increased focus on sub prime
mortgage defaults sparked the
panic.
The state pool invested in sub
prime mortgages, among other
things.
"If everybody had remained
stable this would not have hap-
pened," she said.


SHARKS from Page 1


positive how high in the system
they are moving."
What researchers do know is that
several saltwater species of fish
have been spotted at the Jim
Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee -
shrimp, croaker, Pin fish and even
sheepshead while bull sharks,
which are built to withstand
htfshwater as well as saltwater -
aren't shy about swimming
upstream either.
S"Basically, what is happening is
the freshwater marshes in estuaries
are doubling or tripling in
salinities," said FWC Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
biologist Ted Hoehn. "Saltwater
species are moving a lot further up
the system it is not unusual to see
a blue crab or even sheepshead as
far up as: the dam."
The Calhoun-Liberty. Journal
reported in its Aug. 1 issue that two
fishermen on the river for the
Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire
Department Flathead Fishing
Tournament unwittingly donated
several of the bigger fish they'd
caught to a bull shark. According
the Journal, the two were fishing at
Owl Creek Landing just below
Sumatra when a 6-7-foot long bull
shark leapt out of the water to snag
a flathead tied to the side of the
Sboat. The shark grabbed at a second
fish tied to the boat before the men
figured out what it was, pulled up
all the other fish hanging off the
side of the boat and headed for
shore.


"Obviously they have been
reported in the Wewahitchka area,"
Hoehn said. "It's quite unusual.
They have been known to traverse
freshwater. To my knowledge this is
the first time they have been
reported that far up in my 20 years
working on this river system."
Saltwater species tend to only.
hang out in freshwater areas until
the water flow improves, he added.
"They are transitory. They will
move downstream during higher
flows," he said. The other side of
that coin is the potential for a
decline. in sport fish like bass, red
ear sunfish and bluegill.
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there is limited survival of many of
the sport fish because of the
drought," .Hoehn saidA1'. "Last
summer: biologists took a sampling
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Chattahoochee City Manager Lee
Gamer said no one has spotted any
sharks along the portion of the
Apalachicola that runs through the
city, but his concerns about the river
are many.
Low water levels equal low power
generation, and that adds up to
higher electric bills for plenty of
people.
"It has a direct impact on electric
bills," he said. "The six who use
hydropower from Jim Woodruff -
the City of Quincy, the City of
Chattahoochee, Talquin Electric,
Stiwannee Valley Co-op, Central
Florida Co-Op and Tri Counties
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to maintain ecological systems. For
the fishing industry, for oystermen,
it's critical. We're all in kind of a
quandary here ... I feel for (Georgia
official~i But then nizain. I don't."


"It's not wise public policy to
respond to rumors rather than
facts. Sixteen billion dollars is just
staggering."
The Gadsden County School
Board currently has $3.2 million
invested in the fund, which repre-
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fund.
"It's money that is not used
right now but will be in the
future," she said.
"It's to the benefit of public
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history of the fund shows it's sol-
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think this is just a short-term
response, a panic."
The School Board also has
local investments, Wood said, and
plans to keep the $3.2 million
invested in the state pool where it
is.
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Help a needy family during this Christmas season


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Each week, leading up to
Christmas, a local family who
needs help for the holidays will
be profiled. The following are
local families who have been
selected through the Refuge
House. The items listed are
what the families desire. The list
does not commit the donor.
However, the Refuge House
only accepts new items as gifts,
with the exception of electronic
items.


They ask that all holiday
gifts and/or food baskets be in
by December 20. Contact
Patricia Smith at (850) 922
1212 ext. 1016 to arrange deliv-
ery information. Race is only
provided to help donors in the
selection of dolls and make-up.
Family #115 African
American:
Female, age 43, would'like to
have a gift card, gas card, per-
fume, and a Wal-mart card.
Pants, shirt/blouse, coat, night-
wear,dress, all size 16;
shoes/socks, size 11, bra/under-


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Hospital Board Room.


wear, size 34 and 7.
Female, age 17, would like to
have a gift card, CD player, jew-
elry, and Wal-mart card. Pants,
size 10; shirt/blouse, size 10-12;
dress, coat, and nightwear, size
12; shoes/socks, size 9 1/2;
underwear/bra, size 5/30..
Female, age 14, would like to
have a gift card, a CD player,
jewelry and a Wal-mart card.
Pants, size 12; shirt/blouse, size
10-12; dress, coat, nightwear,
size .12; shoes/socks, size 8 1/2;
underwear/bra, size 5/30.
Female, age 10, would like to
have video games, Wal-mart
gift card, and jewelry. Pants,
size 10; shirt/blouse, size 10-12;
dress, coat, and nightwear, size
12; shoes/socks, size 8 1/2;
underwear/bra, size 5/30.
Male, age 6 could like to
have a bicycle, video games,
educational toy, and a Wal-mart
card. Pants, size 6; shirt, size 7-
8; coat and nightwear, size 7-8;
shoes/socks, 2 1/2; underwear,
size 7-8.


Female, 10 months old,
mother wants her to have a doll,
musical toy, and educational
toy. All clothing items and shoes
for a 24 month old as well as
pampers.
Family # 119 African
American:
Female, age 30, would like to
have a watch, a wal-mart gift
card, and gift card. Pants, size
18-20; shirt/blouse, size 3X;
dress and coat, size 20; night-
wear, size 3X; shoes/socks, size
12; underwear/bra, size 9/40.
Female, age 11, would like to
have a Bratz doll, a skate board,
and a Wal-mart card. Pants,
blouse/shirt, dress, and coat,
size 14. Shoes/socks, size 6 1/2
W, underwear/bra, size training
and child size 12.
Family # 122 African
American:
Female, age 29, would like a
Target gift card, perfume, and a
gas card. Pants, size 4;
shirt/blouse, size large; dress,
size 7; coat, size 9; nightwear,
size small; shoes/socks, size 8
1/2; underwear/bra, size 6/32B.
Male, age 11 would like to
have a CD player, skateboard,
and a Target gift card. Pants,
size 10-12; shirt, size medium;
coat, medium; nightwear, size
12; shoes/socks, size 5 1/2;
underwear, size medium.
Female age 4 would like to
have educational toys, hand
held video and a CD player.
Pants, blouse, dress, coat, and
nightwear, all size 5T;


shoes/socks, size 13 1/2; under-
wear, size 8.
, Male, age 2, would like to
have remote cars, sports equip-
ment, and musical toys. Pants,
shirts, coat, nightwear, and
underwear, all size 3T;
shoes/socks, size 9.
Family # 123 African
American:
Female, age 54, would like
to have gift cards from Target
and Wal-mart, perfume, and a
gas card. Pants and blouse, size
16; dress, size 14; coat, size
largq; nightwear, size medium;
shoes/socks, size 8 1/2; under-
wear/bra, size 8 and 34C.
Family # 141 White:
Female, age 57,.would like to
have a watch and a Wal-mart
gift card. Pants, size 18; blouse,
size large; dress, size 18; coat,
size extra large; shoes/socks,
size 10; underwear/bra, size 10
and 38C.
Family # 152 Hispanic:
Female, age 28, would like to
have extra clothes, a purse, and
a watch. Pants, blouse, dress,
coat, and nightwear, all size 4;
shoes/socks, size 8 1/2 M;
underwear/bra, size 5 and 34A.
Male, age 7, would like to
have a bicycle, extra clothes,
and instructional note pad.
Pants, size 7;.. shirt, size 4; coat,
size 8; nightwear, size 7.
Female, age 4, would also
like a bicycle, extra clothes and
an instructional note pad.
Pants, blouse, and dress, all
size 4; coat, size 5; nightwear,


size 4-5; shoes/socks, size 9 1/1
and small; underwear, size 4-5.
Family # 147 African
American:
Female, age 19, could like to
have a CD/radio, computer, and
television. Pants, size 18;
blouse, dress, coat, and night-
wear, all size XL; shoes/socks,
size 11; underwear, size 9 and
40C.
Male baby, one month, moth-
er would like baby bag, musical
toys, and pampers. Pants, shirt,
coat, and nightwear, all 3 to 6
months.
Family # 120 African
American:
Female, age 33, would like to
water, perfume, and a Wal-mart
gift card. Pants, size 14; blouse,
size large; dress, size 14; coat,
size extra large; nightwear, size
14; shoes/socks, size 9; under-
wear/bra, size 8 and 34C.
Female, age 16, would like a
watch, perfume, and a Wal-matt
gift card. Pants, size 16; blouse
size extra large; dress, coat, and
nightwear, all size 16;
shoes/socks, size 11; under-
wear/bra, size 8 and 36B.
Female, age 9, wants educa-
tional toys, Bratz doll, and a CD
player. Pants, dress, and coat, all
size 14; blouse, size 12-14;
shoes/socks,. size 9; underwear,
size 9.
Male, age 3, would like a
skateboard, hand held toy, and
an educational toy. Pants, shirt,
coat, and nightwear, all size 4T;
shoes/socks, size 11.


Santa to take part in parade


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Santa Claus is coming to
town Friday. After he flies in
from the North Pole, he will be
picked up by the Quincy Fire.
Department on the fire engine
just in time to bring up the rear
of the parade.
But don't miss the rest of the
parade that starts at 6 p.m. at


Ward's Lot, across from the
Quincy fire station. The proces-
sion heads east on Washington
Street to Madison Street, where
it disbands.
"The reviewing stands are on
Madison Street in front of the
Courthouse," said Charles
Hayes, Communit)
Redevel pment Agency (CRA)
director.
He said there will be march-


ing bands, walking units and
floats..
The grand marshals for this
year's parade will be the Quincy
City Commissioners and the city
manager.
Following the parade, chil-
dren will be given the opportu-
nity to tell Santa what they want
for Christmas as well as take a
photo with him.
The photos are $1 each.


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Havana residents will still have
the option to have curbside recy-
cling after Dec. 31.
The .interlocal agreement
between the Town of Havana and
the county, in which the county
provided curbside recycling for a
nominal fee, ends Dec. 31.
Meanwhile, the county's curb-
side recycling service comes to a
halt Dec. 31 and other area resi-
dents will have to drive to desig-
nated sites to dispose of their recy-
clables.


But Havana Town Council
members and Town Manager
Howard McKinnon say it's an
issue too important to ignore, and
McKinnon negotiated a contract
with Waste Pro to provide curb-
side recycling at a cost of $5.50
monthly. "We certainly have quite
a few residents that use curbside
recycling," McKinnon said. "It
was an important issue for us."
Around 100 Havana residents
took advantage of the county's
curbside recycling program.
Waste Pro will begin picking
up subscribers' recyclables in
January.


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Sports


New


BCS
Now that the Bowl Championship
Series is set it's a 2 loss team against a 1
loss one. It's the SEC against the Big
Ten again and under the current set up
it's the right match-up.
One would have a hard time arguing
against the winner of the SEC being one
the the top two teams in the country
every year. And Ohio State just pissed
being undefeated m the regular season
for the second yeqr in a row. So it will
be a Buckeye-Bayou Bengal showdown
in the Cresent City for all the marbles on
January 7.
STATE BOWLING
The stare of Florida will have 5
teams in bowls. Florida plays Michigan
in the Capital One game on Janurary 1,
FSU meets Kentucky in the Music City
Bowl on New Year's Eve. South Florida


plays Oregon in the Sun Bowl also on
New Years Eve. UCF meets Mississippi
State in the Liberty Bowl December
29th, and Florida Atlantic plays
Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl
SDecember 21.
Miami isn't in a bowl for the first
time in a long time. A reason for that
has alot to do with the fact USF, UCF,
and Florida Atlantic are in one.
RIVAL BASKETBALL GAME
SATURDAY NIGHT
East Gadsden travels to Greensboro
for a big basketball game Saturday night
against West Gadsden.
The Jaguars led by recent Coastal
Carolina signees Sam McLaurin, and
Reshard McGill bring a 4-0 mark in the
game. West Gadsden is 3-2 and has
been led by the hot shooting of Ricardo
Marlowe. If you want a seat rd advise


you get there early. The new Panther
Gym is nice but there isn't alot of seat-
ing.
GADSDEN TEAMS WILL PLAY
IN LANGSTON CLASSIC NEXT
WEEK-END
The Norris Langston Classic will be
held at the Chipola Gym Friday and
Saturday December 14 and 15.
The East Gadsden girls will play
Cottondale at 4:40 pm on the 14th and
then play Malone at 8 pm on the 15th.
The East Gadsden boys play Port St.
Joe on the 14th at 6 pm and meet
Marianna on the 15th at 9:30 pm.
West Gadsden's boys play Marianna
at 9 pm on the 14th and Cottondale at
6:30 pm on the 15th.
S Carter-Parramore also has a game in
the Classic playing Wewahitchka at 11
am on the 15th.


Sandoval scores three goals in win for EGHS gC lGilte


Fabian Sandoval kicked in
three goals and added an assist in
East Gadsden's 7-0 home soccer
win over Chipley Thursday night.
Sandoval's play helped the


Jaguars to a 4-0 first half lead and
the home team coasted to their
third win of this year. Jairo
Manjuar and Jose Sanchez each
had a pair of goals in the victory.


Alavro Quinteros had three assists
and Manjuar, Antonio Guerra, and
Jose Harandez had an assist
each. East Gadsden was to play
Marianna Monday, but the game


was cancelled due to the failure of
referees to show up.
East Gadsden is 3-1-3 for the
year and will play at Arnold
Friday and at Bay High Saturday.


Williams paces C-P win over FAMU with 26 points


Eric. Williams had a big week
for the Carter-Parramore Lions
basketball team with double-fig-
ure scoring in the teams three
games.
Williams had 26 points against


FAMU last Thursday in a 75-57
win over the Baby Rattlers.
Vladimir Card added 18 points
and Antron Johnson 10 in the vic-
tory. Card also had 16 rebounds
and Johnson had 12.


Friday night the Lions lost a
close game to Tallahassee Chiles
61-56.. Williams popped in 16 in
that game as did Card. A. Johnson
scored 13 and also had 13
rebounds.


, Monday night the Lions lost to
Tallahassee Lincoln in Tallahassee
70-59. Williams pumped in 19
points in that game. Reginald
Johnson scored 16 and Deonte
McWhite hit 11.


Jaguar hoops win two more to remain undefeated


BASKETBALL
Thurs. Dec 6
Blountstown at West Gadsden JVB,
VB
West Gadsden at North Florida
JVG,VG
Munroe at John Paul II JVB, VG,
VB
Atlantis at Carter-Parramore VB
Carter-Parramore at Port St. Joe
JVG, VG
East Gadsden at Bay JVG, VG
Fri. Dec. 7 .,
Tallavana at Emmauel JVB, VG, VB
Altha at Munroe JVB, VB, JVG
Port ST. Joe at Munroe VG
East Gadsden at Florida High JVB,
VB
Sat. Dec. 8
East Gadsden at West Gadsden
JVB, VB
Cottondale at Carter-Parramore
JVB, VB
Mon. Dec. 10


West Gadsden at Marianna JVG,
VG
Munroe at Liberty Co. JVG, JVB,
VG, VB
Carter-Parramore at Jefferson Co.
JVB, VB
Florida High at East Gadsden JVG,
VG
Tues. Dec. 11
West Gadsden at Liberty Co. JVB,
VB
Port St. Joe at West Gadsden VG
Godby at East Gadsden JVB, VB
Liberty Co. at Carter-Parramore
JVG, VG
SOCCER
Fri. Dec. 7
East Gadsden at Arnold
Sat. Dec. 8
East Gadsden at Bay
Wed. Dec. 12
Godby at East Gadsden


East Gadsden blew past 2 dis-
trict opponents this past week and
lifting their overall record to 4-0
for the year.
Friday night, the Jaguars won
a road game hammering Godby


52-31. They used a 20-4 third
quarter margin to pull away from
a 24-17 halftime lead.
Rashard McGill .,and Sam
McLaurin scored 13I,and 12
points respectively to lead East


Gadsden. McLaurin also had 13
rebounds and McGill and Ricky
Ray collected 10 caroms each.
Tuesday night the Jaguars
squashed Wakulla 72-16 with all
16 players on the team scoring.


McLaurin had 14 points in
limited play.
East Gadsden plays at Florida
High Friday night and at West
Gadsden- Saturdal night. The
will host Godby next Tuesday.


Bobcat boys go 1-1 on the week with comeback win


Munroe fell behind Aucilla
15-0 last Thursday before rally-
ing to take a 55-46 boys basket-
ball game over the Warriors in
the Munroe Gym.
The Bobcats didn't score a
point in the first quarter and


trailed 25-13 at the half. Led,by
the scoring of Ben Young and
Colby Tyus, Munroe had a big
second half to pull out the win.
Young finished with 17
points and Tyus put in 14. Jason
Cook worked in 10 rebounds


and Young had 8.
Friday, the Bobcats traveled
to Bainbridge and lost a 58-42
game to Grace Christian.
Munroe had a cold shooting
night and did not have a player
in double figures,


WGHS sandwiches wins around loss


The Panthers of West
Gadsden pulled out wins over
Nbrth Florida last Thursday and
Wewahitchka Tuesday while los-
ing a game at Bainbridge
Saturday.
West Gadsden used a 42-21
second half margin to pull away
frbm North Floridain a 75-50 win.
Ricardo Marlowe had a 23 point


scoring night. Marlowe got help
from Antonio Bostick, Jabari
Davis, and John Battles who had
13, 12, and 11 points respectively.
Jessee Winbush and Leroy Smith
added 8 each. Davis topped the
Panthers rebound work with 9.
West Gadsden dropped their
game in Bainbridge 58-40 with
Marlowe scoring 13, Battles hit-


ting 12, and Winbush 10.
The Panthers rebounded
from that loss with a 78-29 lacing
of Wewahitchka. In that contest
Marlowe hit 19, Pierre Edwards
score 15, and Battles had an all
around game with 11 points, 6
steals, and 5 assist.
The Panthers are 3-2 on the


Cook did have 13 rebounds
in the game.
Munroe closes out their pre-
holiday play with games at John
Paul II Thursday and at Liberty
Co. Monday. They host Altha
Thursday.

Tallavana loses twice
during the week


The Lions of Tallavana lost
two basketball games last week.
Thursday, Maranantha defeated
the Lion 59-47. John Combs hit
22 points for Tallavana. The
Lion also lost to Pananma City
Christian on Friday night.


Girls hoops roundup

SEast Gadsden dropped a tough one to Flonda high, losing b) one S5S- "
The ULd3 Jaguars had a corifortaiBe five pointAeaf at the half but were
outscored by Florida High seven points in the second half. Patricia Draytor
led East Gadsden with 13 points. Audrey Unaka and Dytesha-Francis each-
chipped in eight points. The Jags dropped to 4-2 overall.
Munroe played three games last week, winning one and losing two district
ones. On Tuesday night FAMU brought their A game as they stretched a 24-
14 halftime lead into a 58-34 defeat. Desiree Whiddon scored nine points and
Malorie McKinnon and Crystal Wade added eight points apiece to lead
Munroe. Wade also added eight rebounds.
Thursday night the Lady Cats ledAucilla most of the night. The Lady Cats
led the much taller Aucilla team 22-19 at the end of the third quarter but a 16-
6 run in the fourth by the Warrior gave them the 35-28 win. Malorie
McKinnon led her team with 11 points. Desiree Whiddon and Anna Dooner,
had eight rebounds each as the team dropped to 1-2 in the district and 2-3 over-
all.
,, Friday night the team traveled across the state line for a double header with
the Munroe boysa?TM team in Bainbridge at Grace Christian. All nine Munroe
players scored on their way to a much-need rout of Grace 71-37. Carrie Scott
led all Munroe players withl8 points followed closely by.Kristen Allen with
16. Crystal Wade added eleven. Malorei McKinnon led with 7 rebounds and
Anna Dooner added four assists and three steals. The team evened their record
at 3-3.
West Gadsden won their sixth game of the season with a district opening
66-29 thumping of Liberty County. Tyeshia Battles scored 28 and LaKendra
Crittendon added 15 points. Battles also had double figures in rebounding with
12 while dishing out eight assists.
The team gave up 22 first quarter points to South Walton on Friday night
and could never quite catch up as the Panthers lost 63-52. Battles did her part
hitting for 31 points while Kayla Streeter added 12 points. Battles had her sec-
ond double-double of the week by pulling down 10 rebounds. The team
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implement stronger security measures.
"There's lots going on there that you all don't
know about. There's lots of things we don't report that
goes on down there," she said.
Jefferson agreed the city needs to take steps to
secure the building, and City Attorney .Harold
Knowles said the fact that the building lingered in dis-
repair for years angered him.
"The pitch was made that this would bring new
jobs in and benefit parents of small children, and it
seems to me the opposite has occurred," he said. "It
gives me heartburn that we are subsidizing a business
that is supposed to be a benefit to the citizens and
those benefits are not flowing through."
Jefferson said he and other city staff members will
take a look at the building this week. He proposed sev-
eral alternative uses for the building that he said would
benefit a larger group of Gretna residents, including a
community center that catered to both youth and sen-
ior citizens and a Boys and Girls Club site.
Meanwhile, the city will get on with the business
of taking homeowners to task for the state of their
homes. Knowles said he and Jefferson had in mind a
candidate for the position of code enforcement, some-
one who is not a Gretna native and who can help the
city strengthen its code book.
"We tried intentionally to choose a person who is
not from Gretna so he would not have to make deci-
sions about family," Knowles said. "We will start by
citing people for not cleaning up trash or taking care
of their yards."
"The one thing that keeps coming back to us from
developers we've talked to is, if you want to attract
new business, if you want to build new subdivisions,
you need to clean the city up," Knowles said. "The cit-
izens are going to coming squawking to you bet
your bottom dollar on that. Come 2008, we're going
to get tough."


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innocent companies who seek to
merge-and of the consumers who
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(such the customers of a combined
Sirius-XM).
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Gadsden Co.
Dec. 6-12

Events

Submit items to the.
Gadsden County
Events Calendar.no
later than the Friday
prior to the issue in
which youd like ),our
event to appear.
Events tilust be ofa
Community nature
and open to the
public.


'I'llOrsday, Dec, 6
12.30 p.m., Q uincy
Kiwanis, Kittrell7s
Restaurant
p.m., Midway Clty
couvaiission, Midway
City Hall

Friday, Dec. 7
5 P.111.,
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throuah dowatowiR
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return. totleritage
Park for tree lighting.

Saturday, Dec. 8
11 a. in., I lavana
Holiday and
LaWni-nower Parade
Christmas in
Chattahoochee
10 a.m.-,.) p.m.,
Johnson Pavilion,
arts, crafts and. food.
Noon, Heritace Park,
children's talent show
I p.m., Florida State
Hospital ,rounds
Z11
near pavilion, Satita's
Dog Show
1:30 pxII., Ulcrkave

2 pnw., fleritage
Park, Blueerass inusic
3 p.m., Heritage
Park, Santa arid MFs.
Claus
3:30 P.n-i., Heritaae
Park, gospel sing
4-60 p.m., fleritage
1"ark, awards for
downtown
decorations
S p-in., event ends

Monday, Dec. 10
-7 p.m., Greensboro
Iown council, .
Greensboro Town
Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1
I P.m., Quincy
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by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Like a good neighbor dropping
in for a visit, Gov. Charlie Crist
made a surprise trip to Quincy
last Thursday. Brenda Holt,
former chairman of the Board of
County Commission, said she
had had been trying for weeks to
get a sit-down meeting in Quincy
with the Governor's aide and
other state officials to talk
mainly about the hospital and
other issues that affect Gadsden
County.
"It was a last minute decision
he made to come here," Holt said
of the visit.
When Crist arrived Holt wasted
no time getting to the point.
"The hospital is our major
issue. We have to get that
hospital open," Holt said. She
told Crist that 18 miles is too far
if a person is in a crisis situation
and that the trip is even farther
for people who live in the
western part of the county. Holt's
sentiments were echoed by
current Chairman Edward Dixon
and officials from the Gadsden


County Health Couniiil.
"We're a small town. We've not
waited on the state (to help us)
we've gone out and gotten
consultants to help us with the
hospital and with economic
development, we feel if we help
ourselves, folks will.come and
help us," Dixon said.
"We've heard your plea," Crist
said, about reopening the
hospital.
The hospital wasn't the only
issue on the table during the
nearly 90 minute meeting
attended by about 20 people
including Secretary of Health
Andrew Agwunobi, Secretary of
the Department of Corrections
James McDonough, and Deputy
Secretary of the Department of
Transportation Kevin Thibault.
Secretary Agwumobi said he
would do all he could to facilitate
getting the Hospital reopened.
The specific needs, including a
request for the Governor's
support in communicating with
the (Federal) Department of
Health and Human Services to
secure or waive the critical
access designation to enable the
county to reopen the hospital,


Gov. Crist shares a laugh with Hardee's employee Falandria
Thomas.


also that the county be named a
"special project" and direct each
Agency Secretary to analyze how
the county has or could interact
with the programs of their,
agency and provide the
Governor's Office with
information and ranking. Finally,
the Governor was- asked to affirm
the county's Legislative efforts.
Holt also told Crist about what
she called the county's jail issue.
"Inmates, are on the floor. We
need to expand the jail and we're
looking for creative ideas," she
said.
Crist then asked Secretary
McDonough if there is available
space to house county jail
inmates at Florida State Hospital.
McDonough said there is space,
but housing county inmates at a
state facility was against the law..
"Does that law make sense?
That's something we ought to
look at," Crist said, adding that
there are over crowded jails
throughout the state and
available space at facilities
similar to Florida State Hospital.
McDonough said' the
Department of Corrections has
looked at tents to alleviate
overcrowding. The. tents are
heavy duty tents with floors,
showers, etc. He said that state
current (roadside and park) work
squads could easily be used as
labor squads.
Other issues discussed
included:
*Programs for youth aimed at
crime prevention and education.
*Meeting the current and future
needs at the health department.
*Road resurfacing funds.
*Economic development at
Interstate 10 exits.
*A water system for the
Rosedale Community
"I'm here to help. You're our
neighbor. I appreciate your time.
We're all in this together," Crist
said.
He promised to meet to set up a
meeting with his staff and


Florida's governor talks business with Gandsden County com-
missioners Brenda Holt and Eugene Lamb.


department heads and come back
with ideas to help by Feb. 1.
Following the meeting Crist
and his aides made a quick stop
by the local Hardee's where they
ordered orange cream
milkshakes. Elijah Kelly said it
was the first time he ever made a
milkshake for a Governor.
The only customer, Gary
Washington. of Quincy, was


surprised to look up and see the
Governor walking toward him
with his hand -extended for a
handshake.
"I was pretty surprised to see
him. I had to think quick because
you wouldn't expect to see him
in here. It was nice of him to
come to Quincy," Washington
said.


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Francis, Michael

Michael Francis, 57 died on
Nov.27th at the Capital
Regional Medical Center in
Tallahassee. Michael's family
and friends will receive visitors
at Michael's farm in Gadsden
County on Dec.9th at high
noon. Please contact Jay
Pfeiffer for particulars at pfeif-
ferpfarm@hughes.net. The
family asks that, rather than
flowers, memorial contribu-
tions be made to Paralyzed
Veterans of American in his
name. (Paralyzed Veterans of
American Attn: Amy Brothers-
801-18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006).
Michael lived a remarkable and
exemplary life. In his youth he
was a competitive swimmer and
active surfer. He served with
honor in the United States
Marine Corps and was a
wounded combat veteran of the
Vietnam War. Michael was par-
alyzed in an accident after his
service in the Marines. Despite
this severe disability, Michael
lived an active and vibrant life.
He owned and operated a farm
in the Sycamore Community in
Gadsden County;, he was a part-
ner in the Bull Pen Saloon, a
well-known establishment in
Tallahassee. He worked with
the Department of Children and
Families and had a strong com-
mitment to the protection of
Florida's most vulnerable citi-
zens. Wherever he worked and
wherever he went, he was
immensely popular. He had the
ability to connect with people
on a personal level that is rare,
his many friends have consis-
tently echoed how profoundly
he touched their lives, provided
friendship, shared glee, and
received solace at anytime it
was needed. In addition to his
farim, Michael's hobbies includ-
ed a regular regimen of physical
exercise and sports, especially
baseball. He spent a part of his
boyhood in New York City and
was a fanatical fan of the New
York Yankees. He carried his
love of the game into a local
fantasy, baseball league.
Deliberations with his fellow-
"team owners" were a favorite
activity. He spent a part of his
adulthood in Tampa and was a
constantly disappointed fan of
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Michael is survived by his
Mother, Pat Staley; his sister,
Foy *Staley, both of Cocoa
Beach; his life long friend, Jay
Pfeiffer, of Gadsden County;
and the love of his life, Dianne.
McKeown, who helped care for
him. He is survived by Friends
and Admirers beyond count.
Michael will be remembered
for his infections good humor,
he faced a serious disability
with a positive outlook that was
remarkable. He was never bitter
about his disability and went to
extraordinary lengths to live his
life fully, not once did he suc-
cumb to melancholy about his
condition or about his life. This
admirable trait serves as a les-
son to all of us. It would be a
fitting tribute to him for all us to
remember this wonderful attrib-
ute when we might otherwise
yield to self-pity. Michael's
family wishes to express appre-
ciation to the physicians, nurs-
es, and staff at Capital Regional
Medical Center who cared for
Michael-frequently in emergen-
cies and seemingly hopeless sit-
uations. There have been many
times where his .recovery was


nothing short of miraculous, a
tribute to their expert care, and
a consequence of Michael's
extraordinary iron will. His
friends share a feeling of
remarkable good fortune for
having this man in their lives.
They will share an empty place
without him. Semper Fidelis,
Michael Francis.


Cox, Shanesia
Shambre

Shanesia Shambre Cox, 7,of
Chattahoochee died on Dec.lst
Services are
12:00 Saturday,
Dec. 8th at the
Chattahoochee
Elementary
School Gym.
Shanesia was a
student at
Chattahoochee Elementary
School; she was baptized on
July 24, 2007 and served on the
Usher Board at New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church. She
is survived by her mother
Regina Jackson; father: Joe Lee
Cox; three sisters Selesa Cox,
Manasia Cox, Myzhame Cox,
one brother: Joe Lee Cox, Jr.;
maternal grandparents: Janice
Jones and Antonio McNealy of
New York City; Paternal
Grandparents: JoAnn (Camilo)
Carpio and Nathan Cox; Great
Grand mother; Louella Carroll.
A host of Aunts,, Uncles,
Cousins and Friends.

Carter, J.C.

J.C. Carter, 70, of Daytona
Beach, Fl. died on Wednesday,
Nov. 28th in
Day tona
Beach, Fl.
Service are
11:00 a.m.
Saturday, k
Dec.8th at
Pine Bloom .
M.B. Church
with burial at Greensboro
Community Cemetery. Rev.
Rollie Murray will officiate the
service. Visitation will be
Friday;'Dec.7th from 3 p.m. to
8p.m. at Bradwell Mortuary,
J.C. was born on November 10,
1937 in Greensboro, Fl. to
Frank and Mary Carter. He
attended. Gadsden County
Public Schools, he is survived
'by two daughters: Cynthia
Carterof:'Tallahassee, Fl. and
Shelia Carter of Newark, New
Jersey; one son: Spencer Carter
of Newark, New Jersey; four
sister: Elizabeth (James) Davis
of Albany, Georgia,
Mittie"Doretha"(Milton) Cook
of Miami, Fl., lula (Thomas)
Murray and Lomar' (Robert)
Barkley both of Quincy, Fl.,
Two sister-in-laws: Francis
Carter and Sally Carter;
Cousin/Goddaughter Lottie
Robinson and Elouise Ponder of
Daytona Beach, Florida. Father
Frank Carter, Mother Mary.
Carter, brothers Matthew and
Clarence Carter all preceded
him in death


SBradcweWf
Sotuary
Qdiucy, TL



Fersterman, George
Christian

George .Christian, Fersterman,
89 of the Pine Grove
Community. died Tuesday,
Nov.27th. Burial will take place
later in the week in Parkville,
Maryland, Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, F1.32308.
Mr. Fersterman moved from his
native Baltimore home, 25 years
ago and was a retired crane
operator for Bethlehem.-Steel.
He was an avid fan of the
Baltimore Orioles and Florida
Gators. He was also a member
of Bethel Assembly of God
Church. He is survived by his
wife of 25 years, Marie
Fersterman; three sons, Joseph
Fersterman(Gerrie) of


Reisterstown, MD, Wallace
Shepard (Peggy) of Quincy, and
Harold Shepard (Christine) of
Orange Community; a daughter
Gerrie Gray(Robert) of Perry
Hall, MD; a brother James
Fersterman of Rosedale, MD;
seven grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren.


Obituaries


The Florida, Public Service
Commission (PSC) has
approved plans by four of the
five state investor-owned utili-
ties (IOUs) to make the state's
electric infrastructure more
resistant to future storm dam-
age.
The storm-hardening plans
incorporate all previous PSC
directives for the IOUs to make
the grid more storm resilient,
including increased pole inspec-
tions.
Ten other initiatives ordered by
the PSC are also part of the
plan, and include requirements
for increased vegetation man-
agement, strengthening of criti-
cal electric infrastructure, and
enhanced disaster recovery
activities.
"These plans reflect the lessons
learned from the devastating
hurricanes of 2004 and,2005,"
said Chairman Lisa Polak
Edgar. "We've required utilities
to strengthen their systems to


expedite response time and min-
imize electrical outages to cus-
tomers when storms do occur."
Plans approved by the
Commission include those, for
Florida Power and Light
Company, Tampa Electric
Company, Progress Energy
Florida, and Gulf Power
Company. The PSC will evalu-
ate Florida Public Utilities
Cormpa!iN's plan iii early'2jj68
as part of their request.fdira rate
increase.
The PSC is committed to mak-
ing sure that Florida's con-
sumers receive electric, natural
gas, telephone, water, and
wastewater services in a safe,
affordable, and reliable manner.
The PSC exercises regulatory
authority over utilities in the
areas of.rate base/economic reg-
ulation; competitive market
oversight; and monitors safety,
reliability, and service.
For additional information,
visit www.floridapsc.com.


CFO Sink implements

new tool to save money

and improve service


Florida Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink announced today that
Florida is the first state to imple-
ment the use of a new program that
will improve services and save
money in the administration of
insurance company receiverships.
The ,Department of Financial
Services (DFS), Division of
Rehabilitation and Liquidation,
.recently used ClaimNet, a Web-
based application that iakes it eas-
ier for claimants in a receivership to
submit a claim, update a claim or
check on the status of an existing
claim. The National Association of
Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
launched ClaimNet in December
2006 to provide a uniform method
for collecting and processing a
receivership's claims data. Florida
recently used the program for a
receivership with more than 1,400
policies, and nearly half of the
claimants used the program to sub-
mit their claims on line, saving
money and time.
"As Florida's fiscal watchdog, I
am continually working to improve
services and find ways to save tax-
payer dollars," said CFO Sink, who
oversees the department.
"Processing claims is one of the
largest and costliest tasks associat-
ed with a receivership or liquida-
tion, which can be a financial and
emotional burden for consumers.


Immobility, injury place

thousands at risk


Church news

St. Mark MB Church

Please join the Women Ministry of St. Mark MBC on Saturday,
December 8th at 6:00 p.m. for their annual women in red program.
The Church is located at 319 Hole Lane (Shiloh Community) in
Quincy. For further information, please contact Mildred McNeal at
850-627-8565 or 875-9544

The New Frontier Kingdom International
Ministries

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls children of all age's
announcements from "The New Frontier Kingdom International
Ministries." We are seeking praise team members, choir members
and praise dancers, we come not with persuasive or enticing words
but extend out an arm of love, to welcome you to come and bless the
Lord with us. So if this is something that you would desire to do
come and let's lift up, glorify, magnify and exalt Heaven together.
We are an Apostolic Ministry on the move; again we welcome you
and see you at "The New Frontier Kingdom International
Ministries." (101 East Jefferson Street, Qunicy, Fl. 32351) contact:
Elder Stephanie Mitchell (875-3671 or 491-4482), Vecia Tillman
(Praise Leader) 627-4868 Practice Starts (January 7th at 7:00p.m.)
Musicians are also needed.

Trust God Ministries

Trust God Ministries' H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel)
Outreach Project engages in charitable acts and works in the local
communities by providing individuals and/or families with immedi-
ate short-term needs due to undue hardship and/or disaster. We are
giving away clothing and items for children, including infants and
toddlers. If you are in need of these items, please call Evangelist
Juanita Thigpen at 627-7436. Elder Charlie Fryson is pastor.



Fla. PSC OKs


plans to strengthen


electrical system


A difficult-to-detect ailment kills
200,000 people in the U.S. each
year-more than AIDS and breast
cancer combined. Yet few have
heard of Deep Vein Thrombosis
and what you don't know can kill.
Often the symptoms for deep
vein thrombosis, commonly
called DVT, are subtle and can
sometimes be mistaken for mus-
cle strains, skin rashes or inflam-
mation in the veins. Left untreat-
ed, DVT may cause severe or
fatal complications such as pul-
monary embolism or,blood clot-
ting in the lungs.
DVT has been dubbed the "econ-
omy class syndrome" because of
its association with long flights in
cramped conditions. However, it
can also. strike first class passen-
gers, and has been known to
afflict travelers on long journeys
in cars, trucks, buses and trains. It
also affects injured persons who
i


Thank You
For every kind and
thoughtful deed.

The family of:
Mr. Johnny "John, Jr." Thomas


Madry Memorial Funeral Chapel
55 George Madry Court, Highway 90 E, Quincy, FL 32351
Rev. George M. Madry, L.F.D.
Ph: 850-875-2665 Fax: 850-627-2885
(K^_ -- '--. -...^


In Loving Memory of

it* Catherine Bradwell Byrd
December 25, 1905 November 28, 1993


Alma B. Ford 03/11/39 08/17/71
Lawrence Jenkins, Jr. 08/29/52 01/08/01
Fred D. Carter 05/20/09 01/26/07
Lawrence "Jerry"Jenkins, Jr. 02/10/52 04/19/07
If we could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true;
We'd pray to God with all our hearts for yesterday and You.
Forever loving and missing you,
Lawrence lenkins, Sr.. Archie Mae Carter, Evant lenkins and-Family



SThe Russ5 family

wouldike to thank each andevery

one that came out and su ported

us at our time of bereavement.

And a specialthanks to the

Mt. Moriah Tirst Missionary Baptist

Churchfami(y. Mvay god less and

keep each and every one of you.

T'he Russ Boys
;- --a-a-8-a^'^^saaaa% --3- ---!5-ss


With this program, we have
improved the process and will have
more funds to pay claims."
DFS serves as receiver of any
insurance company placed into
receivership in Florida. The
Division of Rehabilitation and
Liquidation is responsible for per-
forming the duties of the
Department of Financial Services
in the department's capacity as
receiver.


Words of Appreciation


As we reflect upon the events of the past few weeks, reviewing the signatures in the memori-
al book, cards, floral tributes, and memorial tributes to Bobby and our family, we remember
the visits, calls, prayers, food, faces, hugs, condolences, and the many-shared stories of Bobby.
This tremendous show of support and outpouring of love for Bobby and our family has over-
whelmed us. We wish to personally thank each one of you for all you have done for us dur-
ing this most difficult time. Please know that every kindness shown has been greatly appreci-
ated, and the tributes to Bobby have given us such strength. He touched so many lives, and
was so well loved, and we were blessed to have been given the gift of this child who touched
so many in a positive way.

Please accept our heartfelt thank you for your love and support. We will forever be grateful to
each of you!

Wannest Regards,

Kim and Rick Kirby
Robert and Ann Marie Presnell
And the family of Bobby Presnell, our beloved son.


are immobile for long periods of
time.
Anyone may develop DVT, but
there are conditions that place
some at higher risk including:
Immobility or poor mobility
Surgery that lasts more than
30 minutes
Health conditions that cause
the blood to clot more easily than
normal
Contraceptive pills and hor-
mone replacement therapy
Cancer or heart failure
Pregnancy (about 1 in 1000
pregnant women have DVT)
Obesity
Nearly half of all people diag-
nosed with DVT have no symp-
toms; however, there are some
warning signs that require imme-
diate attention. Contact your
health care provider if you notice:
Pain, redness, tenderness, or
sudden swelling in one leg.








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verse of the weee:
Whosoever therefore shalt humble himself as a little child, the same is greatest in
the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:4 (KJV)

God wants us to be as little
Children in our walk with him.
/ Children have an unbelievable
faith when it comes to someone
they love and look up to. We are
/ to come and ask God with child
like faith just as we did when we
--... were small. Knowing our parents
would do their best to give us the
things we desired and asked for.
Just as a parent protects us
God does also. He will protect us
from harm and other offenses
that people bring our way. God
will take care of us and all we
have to do is ask and believe and
he will be there.


FamlytL Ttkite This week:
Participate in an outdoor activity as a Failty.

DaiI Btible Rejading :
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Matthew 18 Matthew 19 Matthew 20 Matthew 21 Matthew 22 Matthew 23 Matthew 24


Antioch M. B. Church

Antioch M. B. Church
1003 W. Clark Street
Quincy, Florida 32356
Rev. Lloyd Graham, Pastor
Senior Citizens Celebration
Speaker: Minister Johnny
Gordon
December 16, 2007, 11:00 AM

Changing Life
Outreach Ministries

Changing Life Outreach
Ministries will like to invite you.
to our i yearly rp;Ueat. tp the
bahamas and e\er\one who
wants to attend is invited.
The prices of the retreat or as
follows: The price rate for each
individual will be $210 per per-
son plus tax its for the interior
view. The prices for the ocean
view rooms may be a little high-
er than the interior rooms.
Everything is added into the
price of the trip such as food,
activities and etc...There is a $40
charge for the gold plan which
consist of small items that will be
given to each person who goes
on the trip. The charter bus will
be at least $10 per person. There
will be a website for any ques-
tions that you may have set up on
Wednesday.
The first deposit is due on
December 17th in the amount of
$75, the second deposit is due on
January 31st in the amount of
$75, and the remaining amount is
due by April the 1st.
Contact persons
Evangelist Tammy Mcghee
850-222-7084
850-363-7268
Prophetess Karen Washington
850 627 2341
850 590 6603
Pastor Brenda Williams
850-980-3542

Christmas Concert at
First Baptist

EVENT: Community Christmas
Concert
TITLE: "A Child is Born"
LOCATION: First Baptist
Church, 210 West Washington
Street, Quincy, Florida 32351
850-627-9688 office / 875-8400
fax
DATES: Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007
TIME: 7:30 PM
CONTACT PERSON: Bill
Dixon at 850-627-9688 office /
627-2878, home email:
billdix@tds.net
You are invited to celebrate the
2007 Christmas Season with spe-
cial community concert entitled,
"A Child is Born", at the First


Baptist Church, Quincy.
The performance will take place
this Sunday, December 9th, in the
worship center at First Baptist
located at 210 West Washington
Street, Quincy.
"A Child is Born" is a unique
blend of Christmas music that will
be presented in a choral setting
along with an instrumental ensem-
ble. The cantata was written by
Mary McDonald and has been per-
formed in numerous locations
across the United States. It has
been described as "a Christmas
worship experience of the Christ-
light".
Bill'Dixofii a veteran choral
diecio ahd former member of the
Grammy ai-dWd-winrning Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra Chorus will
direct the concert and Daniel
Driskell, will be featured on the
keyboards.
The concert will take place on
Sunday evening, December 9th, at
7:30 PM. The doors will open at-
7:00 PM and there is no charge for
admission. For more information,
call the First Baptist Church at 850-
627-9688.

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
Church New: Intercessary prayer
each Monday and Tuesday at 12:00
noon Wednesday, 7 p.m. bible
study and youth teaching. Mass
Choir Rehearsal Thursday at 7:00
p.m. all members are asked to be
present. Monthly conference
Friday at 7:00 p.m. all members are
asked to attend Conference.
Church school, Sunday morning
@9:30 a.m. morning worship serv-
ice Sunday morning @ 11:00 a.m.
The Church will have their
Christmas Fellowship Dinner fol-
lowing morning service. The
Matrons and other Auxiliary that,
were scheduled to meet will meet
following dinner The Clothes
Closet and food pantry is available
for those needing this service,
please call 627-8442 for assistance
For God so loved the world that he
gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth on him
should not perish, but have ever-
lasting life. John 3:16

The Quincy District Lay
Organization meeting

The Quincy District Lay
Organization will hold it's
monthly meeting Saturday,
Dec.8th at 9:00 a.m. Bethel
A.M.E. Church Monticello, Fl.
Bro. Henry McGill-President,
Rev. Helen Robinson-Pastor


Rebirth Community
MBC

Rebirth Community MBC,
under the leadership of
Rev.Charles' Burney weekly
news. Sunday, December 8th ,
Garage and Bake Sale from
10:00 anm. until 4:00 p.m. at the
future site of Rebirth Community
MBC located on Glory Road.
Sunday Dec.9th, Sunday School
@10:00a.m. and Morning wor-
ship @11:00a.m. For further
information please contact
Bevelyn Perry at 850-627-4444

Open Door Church
reunion

Praise the Lord, It has been a
long time coming, but I knew that
changes would come. We are hav-
ing a Family and Friends Reunion
on Dec.9th at 3:00 p.m. in
Sawdust. We would like for each
and every one of you be a part of
this great Family and Friends
Reunion, to celebrate the founda-
tion of this great man and woman
of God: Bishop Marvin Alls and
Senior Mother Dollie Alls. We
know they have been on this battle-
field for a long time; they are the
ones, along with the help of God,
got us to the place we are today.
That's why we would like to show
them how much we appreciate
them, we may all be in different
places but we all come from the
same foundation. The opportuni-
ties that were given through the
foundation have made our future
content prosperous. We pray and
hope that everyone would look for-
ward. to coming together once
again. God Bless you and we hope
to see you all Soon!!! Dec.9th at
3:00 p.m. at Open Door Church in
Sawdust, Florida. Please call for
directions if you are not familiar
with this location, if you have any
question you may contact: Co-
Pastor Jeanella Hall @850-570-
2743 or Co-Pastor Angela Finney
@850-856-5060/850-556-5327
Ambassador Isabella Dubose
@850-627-4877.

Second Elizabeth

Second Elizabeth news for
December 5-12, 2007
Wednesday, Bible study with
Rev. James Lee followed by Mass
Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, Rehearsal for our
Annual Christmas Program, at 11
a.m.
Sunday, Sunday School followed
by Youth Service
Monday, Deacon Preparation at
6:30 p.m.
Time spent with the Lord is
always time will spent.
Rev. Dr. General Bryant, Jr.,
Pastor


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The first day of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere is
December 21. On this day the winter solstice occurs, which is the shortest
day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere,
summer is just beginning, and they will experience their longest day of the
year around the 21st of December. During winter, the days become shorter;
the sunshine is not as warm as it is in winter; and the wind is very.chilly.
This is because the Earth's orbit in the Northern Hemisphere is farther
away from the sun than it is during the.summer months. As a result, it is
summer in the Southern Hemisphere and winter in the Norther Hemi-
sphere. When the nights become cold, it frosts outside. In the morning,
everything outside is white and sparkling with frost. Most trees have lost
their leaves, because it is too cold for them to keep them. Early in the
winter it will snow on the mountain tops. As it gets colder, it snows in the
lower elevations in some parts of the world.
Some animals grow thick coats to keep them warm in the cold winter.
Other animals, such as bears and some rodents, hibernate through the
winter months. Hibernation is when an animal sleeps through the cold
months. Their metabolism slows down so they will not have to eat every-
day, although some wake up and feed on the warmer days through the
season. This allows them to survive through the winter months. Some
bears will give birth to their young during the winter months. Reptiles and
amphibians are cold-blooded animals. When the temperatures drop, they
enter a state called torpor, which is similar to hibernation and helps them to
control their body temperature, much like that of mammals that grow winter
furs. Birds migrate south to warmer weather, in order to survive the winter
and return to their homes in the spring.
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your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.


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Woody Campbell book signing


Michael Hutley promoted


Ny-Ny turns 1

Wut up? My name is Anyrah
Monique Za'Kylah Graddy,
everyone one calls me Ny-Ny.
My mommy name is Tamilla
Shuler; my big brother name is
Ty'Khee Jackson. Maternal
grandparents are Brenda Wright
and Baby-D. Godparents are
Kendra Evans (Vontez Cooper),
Kedra Dilworth, Ciara Woods
(Camaras) Sherika Fields
(Richard Fields) and Joannie
Hodges. My Birthday party is
Dec.7; I will have my very first
Princess party Dec.9th. For more
information call my mommy
627-7094.


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


Members of the Tau Theta Omega Chapter were all in smiles following the recent book signing
by Woody Campbell. (L to R) Maurine Knight, Pauline Gunn, Benita Rittman, Mia Zeigler, Mary
Bailey, Marcia Thompson, Alice Dupont, Annette Smith and Tanya Bradwell with Campbell
(seated). The organization co-sponsored the event with the Gadsden County Alumnae Chapter of


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.



Josiah Lee Webb

Brennan & Kathy Webb
Louisville, Kentucky are
pleased to announce the birth
of their son, Josiah Lee Webb
on August 9, 2007. Dan and
Mildred Webb of Quincy, Tom
and Barbara Reneau of
Tennessee are the proud
grandparents,,




William Donavan
Turner

Woodrow and Kylie Webb
Turner of Louisville, Kentucky
are please to announce the birth
of their son, William Donavan
Turner, II on October 10, 2007.
Dan and Mildred Webb of
Quincy, Ron and Kay Turner of
Alabama are the proud
grandparents.


LightFoot Honored

Bank of America has selected
Bro. Randy Lightfoot as a local
hero. for his work with the Alpha
Institute/MOT Programs and the
PCAAHM (Pinellas County
African American History
Museum), which he is President.
Randy will be awarded a $5000


grant and recognized at a public
ceremony at the Palladium
Theater, St. Petersburg next
month.
More information will be
available on the specifics soon.
Bro. Edward D. McKahand,
Omicron Beta Lambda Chapter-
President-Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc.


Michael Hutley, associate
director of Records and
Registration, will succeed Mr.
Eugene Jones as director of My
Brother's Keeper. Mike has
proven his commitment to the
college as chair of Santa Fe's
chapter of the Florida Association
of Community Colleges and in
several other activities on
campus. He is well known to
many of us. I am confident that
MBK will be marked by further
successes under his leadership.
This is an opportunity to thank
Eugene for his service in
launching with others MBK as a
daring program to help remedy
the disappointing lack of
participation of black men in our
classes. Under Eugene's
leadership, the program gained
wide acceptance, became a vital
part. of our East Gainesville




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Shanks class of 1974
holiday celebration

James A. Shanks class of 74
will be having a Holiday
celebration Dec. 14th @ The
American Legion on the
Attapulgus highway from
8:00p.m. -' until, the cost is
$10.00 per person. There will be
a class meeting on Dec.9th at
5:00p.m. at the City Hall in
Quincy. For more information
contact Frances Harrell @875-
1343, Marie Sailor @627-6339
or any class member. Thanks for
your participation.


Chipola Career Fair

The Chipola Regional Workforce Board's annual Career Fair is
Wednesday, December 5, 8 am to 2 pm at Eastside Baptist Church just
off highway 90 East in Marianna.
The event is sponsored by the Chipola Regional Workforce board as
well as Liberty, Calhoun, Washington, Holmes and Jackson School
districts along with Washington-Holmes Technical Center and Chipola
College.
The event will be our 10th Annual Career Fair
The purpose of the Career Fair is to expose regional employers to
high school and middle school students from the five school districts in
terms of exposure to real employment opportunities and the credentials
necessary to compete for those careers.


Initiative, and in one year greatly
increased the participation of
black men in college like at Santa
Fe. The Quincy Native is the son
of John and Ruby Hutley. He. is a
1981 graduate of James A.
Shanks High School.


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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND' JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 05-85-CAB
DIVISION

CHASE HOME
FINANCE. LLC, .SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER
TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LISA R. AMOS, et al,
Defendant(s),

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure
dated November 13,
2007 and entered in
Case No. 05-85-CAB of
the Circuit Court of the
SECOND Judicial Circuit
in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, SUCC-
CESSOR BY MERGER
TO CHASE.MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION, is' the
Plaintiff and LISA R.
AMOS; RAYMOND
KARL AMOS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at SOUTH-
SIDE STEPS OF THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 20th day of
December, 2007, the fol-
lowing described as set
forth in said Final
Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING IN
THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE
1/4 OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 5 WEST, GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS
AS FOLLOWS: BEING
AT A ST. JOE PAPER
CO., CONCRETE MON-
UMENT (FOUND),
KNOWN AS MARKING


THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID NE
1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 AND
RUN; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 31' 16" W
ALONG THE NORTH-
ERN BOUNDARY OF
SAID NE 1/4 OF THE SE.
1/4, A DISTANCE OF
330.00 FEET TO A
REOBAR (RLS#3031);
THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREE'S 27' 31" E
663.22 FEET; THENCE
N 89 DEGREES 31' 23"
E 330.00 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE EAST-
ERN BOUNDARY OF
SAID NE 1/4 OF THE SE
1/4, THENCE N 00
DEGREE 27' 31" W
ALONG SAID EASTERN
BOUNDARY OF THE
NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4,
A DISTANCE.OF 663.23
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
THE NORTHERN
PORTION OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED
LAND BEING SUBJECT
TO A COUTNY MAIN-
TAINED ROADWAY
KNOWN AS W.L. MAR-
TIN ROAD AND THE
WESTERLY 20.00 FEET
BEING SUBJECT TO A
20 FOOT ACCESS
EASEMENT, TOGETH-
ER WITH A MOBILE
HOME, VIN #
CV02AL0258828. A/K/A
150 W L MARTIN ROAD,
CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL
32324.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale. WIT-
NESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on
November 26, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerkl2/6, 12/13-
07

IN THE CIRCUIT OF
THE 2ND JUDICIAL
CURCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CASE #:07
001203 CAA


Regions Bank d/b/a
Regions Mortgage suc-
cessor by merger to
Union Planters Bank,
N.A.
Plaintiff,

Vs.

Shirley Kenon, Davis
and Tommy Davis. Jr.
Her husband; Et Al
Defendants)

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PRO-
CEEDINGS-PROPERTY

TO:
Shirley Kenon Davis;
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
175 SHRELL LANE
QUINCY, FL 32351 and
Tommy Davis, Jr.;
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
175 SHRELL LANE
QUINCY, FK 32351

Residence unknown, if
'living, including any
unknown spouse of the
said Defendants, if either
has remained and if
either or both of said
Defendants are dead,
their respective unknown
heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other
persons claiming by,
through, under or against
the named Defendant(s)
SHIRLEY KENON
DAVIS AND TOMMY
DAVIS, JR; and the
aforementioned named
Defendant(s).and such
of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants
and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown
Defendants as may be
infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following real proper-
ty, lying and being situat-
ed in Gadsden County,
Florida, more particularly
as follows:
LOT 1 BLOCK "B",
PALMS SUBDIVISION,
A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEROF RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 143, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

More commonly known
as 175 Shrell Lane
Quincy, FI 32351.
This action has been
filed against you and you
are required to serve a
copy of your written


defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address
is 2424 north Federal
Highway, Suite 360,
Boca Raton, Florida
33431 within thirty (30)
days after the first publi-
cation of this notice,
November 17, 2007 and
file the original with the
clerk of this Court either
before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately there after;
otherwise a default will
be entered against, you
for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on the
9th day of October,
2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Circuit and County
Courts

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
10/18,10/25-07

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION CASE
NO.: 07-000885 CAA

THE BANK OF NEW
YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF
CWABS, INC. ASSET
BACKED
CERTIFICATES SERIES
2005-01 ,
PLAINTIFF

VS.

EARL JONES; KERRI-
AN G. JONES A/K/A
KERRIAN G. KIRLEW
A/K/A KERRIAN JONES;
ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE ,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; HILL TOP'
HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC,; COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. F/K/A
COUNTRYWIDE FUND-
ING CORPORTAION
D/B/A AMERICA'S
WHOLESALE LENDER;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSES-


Licensed Practical Nurse
Position #0279
Urgent Care Center
PART-TIME
Alternate Weekends, 2pm-10pm
Salary Range: $11.85 $28.93 hourly
Position Closes: December 14, 2007

To provide direct patient care by doing lab
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exam; assisting physicians with exam and pro-
cedures; administering injections and treat-
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ment of patients by collecting data for analysis
by the physician. Observes and documents
patient status; dresses wounds and provides
personal care; monitors, records and commu-
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vides personal care; monitors, records and
communicates patient condition as appropriate
utilizing computerized documentation sys-
tems; follows standard precautions using per-
sonal protective equipment as required. Ability
to perform work that requires frequent stand-
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moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment
up to 50 pounds. Possession of a current State
of Florida license as an LPN; graduate of an
accredited practical or vocational nursing pro-
gram. Submit a County employment applica-
tion to the Human Resource Office, 5-B East
Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32353. Call 850-875-
7243 if you have questions about the position.
You may email your resume to
faircloth@gadsdengov.net. You may obtain a
copy of the application by visiting our website
at www.gadsdengov.net.
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GIS Coordinator
Position #:0018
Growth Management
Salary Range: $18.20 $24.69
Position Closes: December 14, 2007

This is a responsible professional geographic,
information management coordination and
data analysis position that is familiar with the
Florida Growth Management Act.
Responsibilities include data base manage-
ment, project analysis, creative mapping -
including management of the County's elec-
tronic mapping systems and database, imple-
mentation of comprehensive plan and, concur-
rency management, data collection and land
use analysis. Computer literacy in Microsoft
Office applications a must. Requires knowl-
edge of ARC view, ARC map, auto desk or
other CADD programs. Requires a Master's
Degree in planning,-geography, or a closely
related field and two years of planning and
GIS experience or a Bachelor's Degree and
two years -of planning and GIS experience.
Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver's
license with a favorable driving record. Submit
a County employment application to the
Human Resource Office, 5-B East Jefferson
St., Quincy, FL 32353. Call 850-875-7243 if
you have questions about the position. You
may email your resume to
faircloth@gadsdengov.net. You may obtain a
copy of the application by visiting our website
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IN RE: THE ESI
RONALD OWE
ENS, SR.,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO
TORS

The formal ad
tion of the E
Ronald Owen
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is pending in th


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Courthouse, -Post Office
Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32353-1649. The
names and addresses of
the Personal
Representative and the
P e r s o n a l
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who
have objections that
challenge the qualifica-
tions of the Personal
Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file
their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three months after the
date of the first publica-
tions of this notice must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent persons hav-
ing claims or demands
against the decedent's
estate must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS, AND OOB-
JECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO: 07-
531-CA-A

BANK OF NEW YORK
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE


CERTIFICATEHOL-
TATE OF DRES CWALT, INC.
N PICK- ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUST 2006-J8, MORT-
GAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CREDI- CATES, SERIES 2006-
J8
Plaintiff,
ministra-
state of Vs.
Pickens,
d, File COREY D. POOLE;
506CPA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
ie Circuit


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OF COREY D. POOLE;
UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II;
MIDWAY FOREST,
'PHASE I AND II HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN
TENANT III, and any
unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other
unknown persons or
unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and
under any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants.

'NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: COREY D. POOL
130 SALEM COURT
TALLAHASSEE, FL
32301 OR 3007
CAVANAUGH STREET
TALLAHASSEE, FL
32343

UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF COREY D. POOLE
130 SALEM COURT
TALLAHASSEE, FL
32301 OR 3007
CAVANAUGH STREET
TALLAHASSEE, FL
32343

LAST KNOWN
.ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN

And any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees,
creditors and other
unknown persons or
unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and
under the above-named
Defendantss, if
deceased or whose last
known addresses are
unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose Mortgage
covering the following
real and personal prop-
erty described as fol-
lows, to-wit:

Lot 6, block "B", of MID-
WAY FOREST, Phase I
& II, a subdivision as per
map or plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 61, of the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.
has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it on John Howarth
Farren, Butler & Hosch,
P.A., 3185 South
Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812
and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-
styled Court on or before
30 days from the first
publication, otherwise a
Judgment may be
entered against.you for
the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and


seal of said Court on the
7th day of November,
2007. -,
!j:
In accordance with
Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing
a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should con-
tact Court Administration
at 10 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351,
telephoned (850) 875-
8621, not later than
seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

Nicholas Thomas
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)

BY: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
12/6,12/13-07

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO: 07-
1350-CA-A

WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR
FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2006-FF17,
MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERRIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-
FF17
Plaintiff,

Vs.

RUBY REED; AMOS
REED; UNKNOWN
TENANT; UNKNOWN
TENANT II; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTARTION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMONEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN, A DIVISION
OF NATIONAL CITY
BANK, and any unknown
heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons
or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and
under any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RUBY REED 360
SLASH CIRCLE MID-
WAY, FL 32343

AMOS REED 360
SLASH CIRCLE MID-
WAY, FL 32343
LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees,
creditors and other
unknown persons or


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unknown spouses claim-
ing by, through and
under the above-named
Defendantss, if
deceased or whose last
known addresses are
unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose Mortgage
covering the following
real and personal proper-
ty described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 26, Block "C",
RUSTLING PINES, as
per map or Plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book
2, Page 110, of the
Public records of
Gadsden County,
Florida.
has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it on .John Howarth
Farren, Butler & Hosch,
P.A., 3185 South
Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812
and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-
styled Court on or before
30 days from the first
publication, otherwise a
Judgment may be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of said Court on the
20 day of November,
2007.

In accordance with the
Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing
a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should con-
tact Court Administration
at 10 E. Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351,
telephone (850) 875-
8621, not later than
seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

Nicholas Thomas
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)
BY: TAYA TURNER
DEPUTY CLERK


B 6 The Gadsden County Times December 6, 2007


I


Il


ENO


SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 13,
2007 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-000885
CAA of the Circuit Court
of the 2rd Judicial Circuit
in and for GADSDEN
County, Quincy, Florida, I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at South Door at the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse located at 10
East Jefferson in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 24th day of January,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Summary' Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 8, BLOCK "C" OF
HILLTOP SUBDIVISION,
PHASE 2 AND 3, AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN. PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other, than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale. Dated this
14th day of November,
2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
S11/29, 12/6-07

IN ACCORDANCE
WITH AMERICAN WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities
needing a special
accommodation should
contact COURT ADIMIN-
ISTARTION, at- the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 904-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION FILE NO.:07-
000506-CPA


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The Artist Series of
Tallahassee and the Quincy
Music Theatre continue their
collaborative series, The
Artist Series at the Leaf, with
a holiday concert by The Big
Bend Community Concert.
The performance is
scheduled for Sunday, Dec.
16 at 4 p.m. in The Leaf
Theatre in Quincy.
The Big Bend Community
Orchestra was founded Feb.
10, 1994 under the direction
of Waldie Anderson, and is
now conducted by FAMU
Associate Director of Bands,
Dr. Shelby Chipman. The
orchestra consists of more
than seventy musicians of all
ages from many walks of life
including retirees, business
leaders, professionals,
homemakers, music teachers
and students.
The BBCO has presented
58 concerts and performed


over 235 different
compositions spanning four
centuries by a wide variety of
composers. Programming
includes standard and lesser-
known masterpieces of the
orchestral repertoire as well
as lighter classics and
"pops". The BBCO has
enjoyed showcasing a variety
of local talent including
soloists of all ages from the
orchestra itself as well as
from the community, and has
even performed compositions
by its members.
Collaborations with local arts
organizations include the
annual Messiah Sing-Along
sponsored by the Tallahassee
Music Guild and
performances with various
choral groups (civic, church
and school). Four concerts
are given each season on
Sunday afternoons, usually at
4:00 so that senior citizens


and families with children
can easily attend. Children in
the audience are often given
the opportunity to come on
stage and sit amongst the
musicians while the orchestra
is playing so they can see
and hear the instruments "up
close and personal".
Music for this performance
includes Gershwin's Porgy
and Bess, a medley from Star
Wars by Williams, Verdi's La
Forza del Destino, the
Espana Rhapsody by
Chabrier, and various
familiar holiday tunes.
Individual tickets are
available through the Quincy
Music Theatre Ticket Office,
online at qmtonline.tix.com,
and by calling 875-9444.
Individual Tickets:
$10/adults; $g/seniors (62+);
$5/students 13 and older.
All performances are free
to students 12 and under.


Celebrating Christmas at Pioneer Settlement


Walk back in- time and

experience a Christmas from
long ago. Join your friends
and neighbors at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
in Blountstown Florida on
Saturday, December 8, 2007,
from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. central
time.
Stroll through the decorated
buildings and enjoy a Florida
Christmas as your ancestors
once did. Aside from
traditional decorations in the
cabins and their fireplaces
roaring, the event- offers a
puppet show in the old school,
hayrides, and a marshmallow


roast. Carolers, a dulcimer
group, a hand bell choir, and a
Cantata piece will set the
scene for the old-fashioned
lights and decorations. There
will be turkey and dressing
dinners for sale, as well as
soup, tea cakes and other
Christmas treats served in the
Yon House and Wells Cabin.
Come and enjoy the Sights,
Sounds, and Smells of an Old-
fashioned Christmas. The
event offers something for
every member of the family.
The General Store offers
vintage style toys, handmade
crafts, gifts, toys, and local


honey and preserves.
$2 per adult. Children 5 and
under get in free.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is located in Sam
Atkins Park, about 1 mile west
of the intersection of Hwy 71
and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy. 20
West out of Blountstown.
Look for signs for Sam Atkins
Park. Turn North at Lindy's
Fried' Chicken (Silas Green
St.). Plenty of parking!
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the
preservation of rural life in the
Florida Panhandle.


Fla. Teachers achieve National Board Certification


Teaching quality in Florida
classrooms made a substantial gain in
2007 with 1,675 state teachers
achieving National Board Certification,
according to the National Board for
Professional' Teaching Standards
(NBPTS).
Florida ranked first nationwide in the
number of new National Board
Certified Teachers@ (NBCTs) and ranks
second in the total number of teachers
who achieved certification over time
(10,875). Specifically,
Florida shows an 11 percent increase
in the number of teachers who achieved
National Board Certification in 2007
over last year.
NBCTs make up nearly 7 percent of
the state's teaching force.
Thirty-two percent of the state's
NBCTs teach in Title I schools.*
Broward County is the largest school
district in the nation in the cumulative
total of NBCTs (1,283).
S Eleven Florida school districts
ranked among the nation's top 20 in
terms of the number of teachers who
achieved National Board Certification
in 2007 Broward County-Ist (302);
Miami-Dade County-3rd (192);
Hillsborough County-6th (131); Orange
County-7th (95); Brevard County-8th
(91); Duval County-9th (88); Palm
Beach County-12th (72); Pinellas
County-13th (65); Polk County-17th
(45); Volusia County-17th (tie) (45);
Seminole County-19th (43).
The state's top five school districts in
terms of the cumulative total of NBCTs
are: Broward County (1,283), Miami-
Dade County (1,134), Hillsborough
County (637), Orange County (620) and
Palm Beach County (569).
NOTE: All NBPTS data are derived
from information reported to NBPTS by
National Board Certified Teachers and


candidates as part of the certification
process. *This percentage is based on
teachers whose schools could be
identified as Title I using NCES criteria.
"I am proud of the nearly 1,700
teachers throughout our state who
recently achieved National Board
Certification," said Florida Gov. Charlie
Crist. "The basis of a quality education
begins with the teacher in the
classroom. As we grow the number of
National Board Certified Teachers,
more students will have access to
quality teaching and learning."
Florida NBCTs joined the ranks of the
nearly 8,500 teachers nationwide who
achieved National Board Certification
in 2007 the largest one-year increase
in the history of the National Board.
Today's announcement represents an
8.6 percent increase over the number of
teachers nationwide who earned
certification in 2006. The cumulative
total of NBCTs stands at 63,821.
Among evidence that the National

Board Certified Teacher movement is
growing nationally:
The number of NBCTs has nearly
tripled in the past five years (from
23,930 in 2002 to nearly 64,000 in
2007).
States with the highest number of
teachers achieving National Board
Certification in 2007 were: Florida
(1,675); North Carolina (1,442), South
Carolina (651), Illinois (511) and
Washington (484).
Twenty-five states, including the
District of Columbia, had at least a 20
percent increase in the number of 2007
NBCTs over the number of teachers
who achieved certification in 2006.
NBCTs make up at least five percent
of the total teaching force in five states.
They are: North Carolina, South
Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and


Delaware.
From 2004 to 2007, the number of
NBCTs who earned their certificates in
Literacy: Reading Language Arts has
nearly tripled (324 in 2004 to 970 in
2007).
One out of every 10 teachers who
hold National Board Certification
teaches math or science.
"National Board Certification is the
most prestigious credential a teacher
can earn. Like board-certified doctors
and accountants, teachers who achieve
National Board Certification have met
rigorous standards through intensive
study, expert evaluation, self-
assessment and peer review," said
NBPTS President and CEO Joseph A.
Aguerrebere. "Research is consistently
positive about the impact of National
Board Certification on improvements in
teacher practice and areas of school
improvement critical to raising student
achievement."
"We all want to create better schools
and improve student learning, and we
know that the key is better teaching,"
said former Georgia Governor Roy E.
Barnes, chair of the NBPTS Board of
Directors. "National Board Certified
Teachers are leading the way in
preparing America's diverse student
population with the skills needed to
compete in the 21st century."
"Talented teachers are transforming
the learning environments in our
schools," said Janet Knupp, founding
president of The Chicago Public
Education Fund, a venture philanthropy
focused on improving the quality of
principals and teachers in Chicago
public schools. "Human capital is the
biggest lever we can pull to positively
impact students, and National Board
Certified Teachers are proving their
value in classrooms every day."


Im.








B 8 The Gadsden County Times December 6, 2007


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


New,


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in Senate program


Mr. Travon McCall, a WCTV news reporter, shared words of wisdom with East Gadsden's
Men of distinction. McCall who is a graduate of Famu's school of Journalism and Media is also a
certified personal trainer.


Student Government
Association President, Jamel
David, has been selected as one
of twelve Florida finalists for the
United States Senate Youth
Program (USSYP). The USSYP
is a national initiative to provide
a yearly opportunity for talented
young people with demonstrated
interest in public service to
deepen their interest and
understanding of America's
political processes and encourage
their 'commitment to political
leadership. Two high school
juniors or seniors from each of
the fifty states, the District of
Columbia, and the Department of
Defense Education Activity are
competitively selected for the
week-long educational program
to be held in Washington, D.C.
March 3-10, 2008.
The delegates will hear major
policy addresses by Senators,
cabinet members, officials of the
Departments of State and


Defense, and directors of federal
agencies, as well as participate in
a meeting with a Justice of the
US Supreme Court. The William
Randolph Hearst Foundation will
pay all expenses for the
Washington Week including
transportation, hotel, and meals
as well as award each delegate a
$5,000 college scholarship. In.
addition to outstanding leadership


abilities and a strong leadership
commitment to volunteer work,
the student delegates rank
academically .in the top one
percent of their states. They
continue to excel and develop
impressive qualities that are often
directed toward public service.
Jamel is the 17 year old son of
Gavern David, Jr. and Vickie
Smith. He is a member of the
Marching Jaguar Band, Upward
Bound Program, Future Business
Leaders of America,
Communities in Schools in
Gadsden County and TCC
Service Center. He currently
reigns as Mr. East Gadsden 2007-
2008. Upon graduation, Jamel
plans to further his education at
Florida A&M University in the
Masters of Business
Adininistration Program while
minoring in Political Science.
The Jaguar Family is very proud
of Jamel and wishes him the very
best of luck!


George W. Munroe honors teachers


Mrs. Walker and the staff at George
W. Munroe would like to congratulate
its 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year,
Rookie Teacher of the Year, and
School Related Employee of the Year
George W. Munroe Elementary
School's Teacher of the Year is Zola
M. Outley. Zola has resided in
Quincy for her entire life and has
taught at George W. Munroe for five
earS. She earned, a Bachelor of
'Science Degree from Florida State
University and is currently in an
Educational Leadership program at
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University. She is the proud mother of
two daughters age 12 and age 6. Her
hobbies include reading, watching
television and spending time with her
children. Teaching philosophy: Good
teachers produce good students, great
teachers produce great students, and
excellent teachers produce excellent
students.


George W. Munroe Elementary
School's Rookie Teacher of the Year
is Porche' Chavers. Porche' is a
second grade teacher at George W.
Munroe Elementary School.. Porche'
is a graduate of Bainbridge High
School and Valdosta State University
where she received an undergraduate
degree in Psychology with a minor in
Communication. She is currently
pursuing her graduate degree in
Elementary E icatioTr with the
University. of Phoenix. She believes
that we are all put on Earth for a
special purpose and she truly feels
that her purpose is to teach children.
She states that each and every one of
her students has become a special part
of her life. Porche' once heard a
philosophy that started off by stating,
"First let us know these things, that
our lives matter." I do believe that if
we as educators first teach our
students that their lives matter, they


will eventually see that their
education will continue far beyond a
classroom, but into a beautiful life
with a purpose.
Mrs. Jean Brown is George W.
Munroe's School Related Employee
of the Year. Mrs. Brown is a lifelong
resident of Quincy and has been
employed with the Gadsden County
Schools for seven years, four of those
years at George W. Munroe.. Mrs.
Brown is the mother of t!<,-. daughter_,
one son, and proud grandmother of
three. Her hobbies include shopping,
spending lots of time with her
grandchildren and eating delicious
foods. Jean is a member of Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church. She is
honored to be chosen and she would
like to thank all of her co-workers for
their support. Mrs. Brown says that
she looks forward to coming to work
everyday and that each day she strives
to do her very best.


Porche' Chavers, Rookie Teacher of the Year; Mrs. Jean Brown, School Related
Employee of the Year; Zola M. Outley, Teacher of the Year


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WHOSE TRUTH?


Truth comes in many forms, some of which are
difficult to recognize. Researchers may spend
years feeling they are wandering in a field
shrouded with a misty fog. Using orly guess-
work, they can circle their quarry endlessly,
tripping over unseen obstacles that may
either divert them or, occasionally, point them
towards their answer. One day, without warn-
ing, truth appears like a beacon. Suddenly, the
mist evaporates and sunshine illuminates
their quarry, which may either confirm or
eliminate previous beliefs.
Other times, only a small piece of a larg-
er truth is revealed. Like watching television,
we see only that which the camera shows us,
often leading to flawed judgments based
upon partial knowledge.
There can even be times when the truth
lays fully exposed, but preconceived ideas
lead us to expect something else, so we fail to
recognize it. Here, truth Is in the
eye of the l h..- older iritcr-
pireted ro confoin toi
th.- observer
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The causes of the M.vi-. an R.'-vlution that
began during the winter of 1910 were a fog-
shrouded mystery to contemporary observers.
In the year before the revolution began, three
American publications offered in-depth views
of the country and its President, Porfirio.Diaz.
Diaz became President in 1874 and, except for a
four-year hiatus between 1880 and 1884, had
ruled the country for over thirty years. Some
saw his as the savior of Latin America, while to
others he was a feudal lord using Mexico, its
people, and its resources to enrich himself,.his
family, foreign corporations, and his supporters.
Which view was accurate,or were they all simply
pieces of a puzzle?
The three observers included James
Creelman, who based his 1909 article in
Pearson's Magazine on a lengthy personal inter-
view with the Mexican President. The second
was John Kenneth Turner, a journalist working
for the Los Angeles Express who also wrote for
the- New York Call, and Appeal ro Reoaoon His
series of inter'. icies with Me'lic.n peasani~
bec.nae the basis of Is I J910 boobl- b'irborous
MA r''o ,wile acadecmirC iChannina Arnold and J
Tabor Frost ~,rote The Rule if Poi frlo Diaz, 1909
In th -ir :rliliin each aui, hof based [heir
Inlerpie-r:iions nf ithe country and Pre.;ident
Dir on iirst hand eCperienes The following
e. c-rp[s all describe the Me.ican President,
Portino Diazz
Ite foremost lmar o thle A me'lnrcan hetmi-
-pherp L'har he haO donne ,almost alone and in


such a few years, for a people disorganized and
det-rodd bt 1t Lr. iLih_': .;,,: ss *and comic opera
palphes, r the qrelr71 in pr.r nn of Pan-
Americanism, the hope of the Latin-American
republics.
Porfirio Diaz. James Creelman, 1909
It was under Porfirio Diaz that slavery and
peonage were reestablished in Mexico, and on a
more merciless basis than they had existed even
under the Spanish Dons.
Barbarous Mexico, p. 121.
John Kenneth Turner, 1910
Porfirio Diaz is an autocrat. He is an auto-
crat fiercer, more relentless, more absolute than
the Czar of Russia ... He is more:he is a born
ruler. He has played for the ierene,'re on of his
country... but it is too much to say he has won.
Nobody could win; but he has chaired the
bloody dogs of anarchy and murder, chained
,them successfully for so many years that there
are some who forget that he has not killed them
outright.
The Rule of Porfirio Diaz, 1909. Channing
Arnold and Frederick J Tabor Frost
Each authc.r L ,.b-er.'atricr accurately
portr,,.edd the truth, but '.l-hoje truth was it?
Does eaCdl I'e 011oni hi' preco.r.reived truth? Is
each wand"r-nng throuqh a log-ihrouded mist,
unable 10 find the truth or perhaps they see
only 3 small mindo..' or truth and then draw
flw.ed roncluu..in T3ke The- Wieb Journey.
Then you decide
NEXT WEEK:
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James Creelman, Porfirlo Diaz
This article,first published in Pearson's Magazine
in 1909. is the result of a len.-idly interview with
the Mexican Preiident. Creelman praises Diaz
for his courage and accomplishments during his
time as President Diaz praises democracy, and
Creelman remarks upon lre polIt.cil stability in
Mexico. A little more than a year later, the revo-
lution began
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Barbarous Mexico, John Kenneth Turner
In this excerpt from his book,Turner focuses
on the effects Porfirio Diaz and his policies
had on Mexican peasants and Indians. Turner
states that Diaz maintained his hold on power
by enriching his political appointees, family,
and powerful business people.
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The Rule of Porfirio Diaz, 1909
The two author' of this article, Ch ~nning Arnold
and FrederickTabor Frost, are academics. They rec-
ognize that Mesicn hae made great strides under
Diaz, but that peasants paid the prnce of pirogqrc
They credit the Preedrdc-nr tor bringing aoder to a
lawless country, and'identify the country's major
failing as its lack of a ratirnalade ntity This,they
believe, may result in ethnic and class conflicts.
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= It occurred
After the explosion. Ti,,..,i .. h in, j.. iA cotia Archives, when two
ships, one of
which carried nearly 6,000,000 pounds of explosives
destined for the battlefields of Europe collided in the
city's harbor In the resulting explosion, more than 2,000
people died, over 9,000 people were injured, and every
building within a mile of the explosion was destroyed.
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not just a professor, but
a member of a close-knit
campus familv Because
she spends so much time
wilh her students, she
admits that most of the time she feels more like
a surrogate mom than a teacher
"I really love working with our students." Burtoft
explains "Each class of students has its own
personality,:but I am continually impressed withl
,their hard work and dedication We practically
live together for two years while they're here, so
we really get to know each other
It Is partly this attitude that has lead to the
success the Dental Health Program has enjoyed
in recent years Students in the program
achieved a 100-percent passing rate on theie
National Board Examination 10 times in [he
last 12 years, earning themsp'ves an excellent
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George W. Munroe
Elementary School News
Mrs. Ida Walker, Principal and
her staff congratulates the follow-
ing students for their academic
achievements for the 2007-2008,
1st Nine Weeks Grading Period.
These students worked very hard
and are highly deserving of this
recognition.
The following students earned
Principal's List (All As) and A/B
Honor Roll:
Kindergarten: Principal's List -
Jimena Flores, Rosario Garcia,
Veronica Ortega, Destiny
Forehand, Ronarge Butler, Declan
Hughes, Jada Lindsey, Delma
Pace, and Jada Peacock
A/B Honor Roll Mikayla
Harris, Litzy Munoz, Mark
Sanchez, Katessa Smith, Sierra
Thompson, Gisselle Tobias,
Ahmaund Chandler, Lupita
Huapilla Guadalupe, Ricardo
Ruiz, Karla Medina, Rashard
Grimes, Bryshon Sullivan, Jiniya
Jordan, Julio Cantero, Maribel
Gonzalez, Pablo Manzo, Denzell
Moore, Alexa Resendiz,
KeTrevioun Donaldson,
Benjamin Whitehead, Amani
Williams, and Delvin Williams'
First Grade: Principal's List -
Geogina Felipe, Damian
Figueroa, Zenayda Hernandez-
Avelar, Jennifer Medina, Virirana
Sandoval-Roman, Erica Callajas,
Emaya George, Jacqueline
Matinez, Karen Romero, Isiah
Davis, Yaslin Morales, Tamiyah
Murphy, Bianca Scott, Karen
Vasquez, and Dontez Beachem
A/B Honor Roll Zion Carter,
Andrew Martinez, Earnesia pear-
son, Jacquierria Spencer, Lisa
Torres, Xavier Hope, Chelsea
Lee, Michael Rentz, Jerius
Charleston, Jaqueline Arellano,
Jesus Celis, Gisell Figuero, Hazel
Guerra, Kaleb Gatlin, Jose Mateo,
Elva Nieto, Calen Scott, and
Evelyn Sanchez
Second Grade: Principal's List
- Bryanna Davis, Sharnecee
Jones, Lonzetta Simpkins,
Jaqueline Diaz, and Senicka Bush
A/B Honor Roll Trevon
Adams, Erik Cruz, Trevon Davis,
Johann Hernandez, Neasha
Jackson, Genesis Mitchell, Jose
Celis, Marilyn Perez, Tristan
Thomas, Jose Torres, Tyrone
Wilson, Trenaldo Gonzalez, Juan
Perez, David Porter, Xochitl Ruiz,
Adrian Tovias, Barry Corker,
Shyheime Jenkins, Amari Mercer,
Rosa Tejada, and Charlayna
Rittman
Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll
- Ni'Jah Johnson, Jonattah
Garcia, Jasree Battles, Denecia
Howard, Javontez Thomas, and
Amie Salazar
Fourth Grade: A/B Honor Roll
- JaQuainna Hughes, Rynecia
Taylor, Steven Simpkins,
Esmeralda Lucio, Kayla Beavers,
Nydia Guadalupe Martinez,
Valerie Normondin, Amber Smith
and Ofelia Valdez-Estevez
Fifth Grade: Principal's List -
Brittany Betton; Shanna Hatten,
Reginald, Madge
A/B Honor Roll Alandria
Gilliam and Angelica Barros
Stewart Street Elementary
1st Nine Weeks Principal's
List and Honor Roll
Kindergarten
Mr. Hopkins (K-1)
Principal's List
Jose Barcenas
Brandon McMillian
Cecilia Whatley
Honor Roll
Camille Reed
Taleah Robinson
Donald Woods
Jayla Veneszee
Ms. Rollins K-2)
Honor Roll
Dazia Barrett
Alex Berry
Alfred Eagleton
Khadjah Hamilton
Alexis Kelly
Demetrius Lawson
Treyvon Moten
Jeremiah Outley
Aonterrius Powell
Keith Thomas
Kimani Farlin
Destini Bradwell
Ms. Bradwell (K-3)
Honor Roll
DeAsia Ervin
Khristal McClellan
Amiya Williams
La'James Davis
Ms. Green (K-4)
Honor Roll
Anicia Walker
Benjamin Williams
Seste Wilson
1st Grade
Ms. Nicholls (1-5)


Honor Roll
JaQuayla McGriff
D'Madrik McQuay
Mrs. R. Davis (1-4)
Principal's List
Andrelfa Curtis
Jazlyn Gonzalez
Dayla Hall
Jeremy Lockwood
Saphyre McNeil
Shakeem Perkins
Shawn Reddick,
Mrs. M. Newmyer (1-3)
Principal's List
Aliyah Bouie
Tamaric Dilworth
Earnestine Lawson
Honor Roll
Alexus Butler
Anthony Marshall
DeQuadrick Farlin
Jacob Nealy
Daily Roderiquez
2nd Grade
Mrs. Daniels (2-2)
Principal's List
Smith, Alondria
Honor Roll
Blanch, Kiara
Cannon, Marquez
Gonzalez, Carlos
Jackson, Jarvis
Jones, Aerial
Jones, Leah
Smith, Shania
Mrs. Dawson (2-3)
Honor Roll
Shy'Tierria Marshall
Ja'Niya Daniels
Alondre Smith
Sha'Dejia Henderson
Mrs. Pete (2-4)
Principal's List
April Moye
Kiambria Thomas
Ronald Whatley
Tynikqua Williams
Honor Roll
Ja'Quarious Anderson
Roderick Farlin
Delisia Green
Gaven Hawes
Melvin Johnson, Jr.
Aaron Wimes
Jacquez Price
Ms. Potter (2-1)
Principal List
Ardarius Baker
Trinesiah Sapp
Honor Roll
Caririe Reed
Kadrea Murray
Ronnie Jones
Dentarrius Yon
Desiree Albert
Trentorria Green
Chauncy Harrison
Aaliyah Jones
Isaiah Jackson
3rd Grade
Principal's List
Berta Valdivezo
Honor Roll
Trevor Andrews
Jarod Byrd
T'Kayla Dickey
Kishar Tolliver
Charles Williams
JaQuean Skeet
Willie Cox
Shakeidra Hamilton
Jaquanda McNealy
La' Sherica Jefferson
Ahyanni McCray
Shay'Ambemique Flowers
Jaira Johnson
Tyler Veneszee
4th Grade
Honor Roll
Princess Albert
Richardonnay Fleming
Lakeidra Hamilton
Jasmine Lawson
Katelyn Marshall
Ja'Vontae Winbush
Briuna Lodman
Gabriela Rincon
Alexis Smith
Heili Trueblood
Javaris Brown
Shakavious Childers
Jermiah Sapp
Mr. Lang
Honor Roll
Darryl Patterson
Mrs. K. Brown
Honor Roll
Maurice Brown
5th Grade
Mrs. Montgomery (5-1)
Honor Roll
Ayonna love
Mrs. Austin (5-2)
Principal's List
Larawnda Washington
Honor Roll
Devonte King
Dekendrik Thomas
Ms. Beasley (5-3)
Principal's List
Nydia McSwain
Kyla Robinson
Crystal Powell
Honor Roll
Karl Mason
Hunter McFarland
Mr. Lang
Honor Roll
Reshard Andrews
Ms. K. Brown
Honor Roll
Surray Brown


New School Patrol at -,
Greensboro Elementary.
These 5th graders were cho- .'
sen for their leadership capa-
bilities. From left to right
are: Eva Lopez, Diego
Fernando, Jasmine Gonzalez,
Miriam Serrano, Juan
Zuniga, James McDonough
and Tivonte Fain. They are
sponsored by Mrs. Jeanne -
Taylor.








Stewart St. Students of the Month


Stewart Street Elementary
School proudly recognizes these
students who have demonstrat-
ed positive conduct, consistent
academic achievement and
respect for others. They follow
the school and classroom rules
and show their school pride on
a daily basis. Each child
received a certificate and a spe-
cial treat from the administra-
tion. Congratulations
Mustangs, keep up the good
work!
Pre-K Amarion Green
Kindergarten Brandon
McMillian
First Grade Saphyre.
McNeill
Second Grade Marquez
Cannon & Floricel Ortiz
Third Grade Shelbi Green
Fourth Grade Princess
Albert
Fifth Grade Kyla Robinson


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RPM plans Christmas
programs

The Robert F Munroe Day
School Chorus will perform
"Christmas Under the Oaks" on
December 11, 2007, at 7:00
p.m. at the First Baptist Church
in Quincy. The newly formed
choral group is directed by Mrs.
Mikki Campbell and Ms.
Sharon McMullen. They are
being accompanied by Mr. Les
Jones, former Headmaster of the
school. Among the selections
there will be solos by Kaitlyn
Sirmons and Chris McDonald,
Becky Jackson and Chris Vick,
and Patrick Jackson. Laura
Mock will read from Luke. All
friends and family are invited to
help RFM celebrate the Advent
season.

1967 class of C-P to
meet

The 1967 Class of Carter-
Parramore High School will
hold its regular monthly meet-
ing, Saturday, Dec/. 8th at 4:00
p.m. at the Bowers-Gainey
Fellowship Hall at Antioch
M.B. Church. All classmates are
cordially invited.

Stewart Street parent
meeting

Stewart Street Elementary
Level 1 and Level 2 Parent
Meeting @ 5:30 p.m. Family
Reading and Math Night,
Thursday, Dec.6th @ 6p.m.
Parents are invited to learn how
they can help their children on
the FCAT do .not miss Stewart
Street Brain Brawl, Stewart
Street Cheerleaders. Door
Prizes and Refreshments.
Juanita Ellis, Principal


RFM students visit St. Augustine


The fourth grade of Robert F. Munroe Day School made their annual trip to St. Augustine on
November 19th and 20th. The seventeen students and the fourteen adults enjoyed visiting the Old
Florida Museum, the Castillo de San Marcos, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Lighthouse Museum,
and the Alligator Farm. The group had an educational trolley tour of the Oldest City. Pictured
in front of the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse are (front row) Bucky Buckhalt, Nick Bot,
Christopher Stone, Jack McClellan, Jared Whidddn, Luke Shiver, and Leo Salazar. Pictured on
the second row are Corbyn Clark, Elizabeth Bell, Bansari Patel, Zipporah Harrell, Makayla Isley,
Logan Emery, Hilary Erde, Grace Kelleher, Anna Meeks and Trey Holloway.


Davis joins MOD

Mr. Thornton Davis has joined the mentoring
team of East Gadsden High School "Men of
Distinction." Davis is a native of Liberty County, for-
mer baseball player and coach, and graduate of
Florida A & M University. Davis through his life
experiences and actions epitomizes the "positive male
role model." He challenges young men everywhere to
be careful how they measure success in dollars and
cents: it is measured by responsibility and "sense."
Though a husband and father of two, Davis is literal-
ly "on call" for Gadsden's young men at all times
Mr. Thornton Davis (himself) is success story!


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