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'Letters to Santa'
supplement inside
today's Times


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City Holiday
Schedule
The City of Qumcy's administrative offices
will be closed in observance of the Christmas
holidays on Monday and Tuesday. December
24-25, 2007 and New Year's Day on Januarn
1.2008.
To assist the citizens of Quincy with
emergency needs the following departments
are staffed and can be reached 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week:
Departments: Phone Numbers
Fire Department 627-7111
Police Department 627-7111
For utility emergencies citizens are asked to
call 627-9506.
For more information, please contact Marti
Johnson at 627-7681, x228.


QPRD honors

Love
Sam Love Jr. named 'Volunteer
of the Year' ... Page 6


P&Z OKs

development

County to decide whether to
move forward with 2,076-acre,
project on Ocklochnee...Page 7





SSweep nets


64 arrests

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
The term "Happy Holidays" won't mean
much to somnie Gadsden County residents this
year. Since Operation Season's Greeting began
on Nov. 22, 64 people have been arrested on
outstanding warrants that included almost any
crime that comes to mind. Many of them were
arrested for violation of probation.
"This was a joint operation between the
Gadsden County Sheriffs Office and the
Probation and Parole Quincy Field Office.
Public safety is a top priority bf Sheriff Morris
Young .and members of the GSCO," said Lt.
Jim Corder, who heads the GCSO vice and
narcotics division.
A tabletop three-sided poster board displayed
photos of the men and women who were
apprehended during the operation. Corder said
the sheriffs office is dedicating every
available resource to ensure the safety of the
citizens. During the period, two drug warrants
See ARRESTS on Page 11


Good news for Gretna

Environmental sanctions lifted by state


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
In the words of City Manager Antonio
Jefferson, Gretna finally has its ship strdigit
after nearly 14 years of being under
sanctions from the state Department of
Environmental Protection.
At a press conference Monday morning,
Jefferson and other local officials described
the effect the lifting of the sanctions could
have on Gadsden County.
"It's obvious this is great news for our
entire community and for Gadsden
County," Jefferson said.
In October, 1994 the state DEP entered a
consent order against the city after it found
substantial deficiencies in the city's water
and wastewater operations.


The order effectively prevented residential
and commercial development in Gretna for
close to 14 years.
At the time, city residents experienced
frequent water outages and sewer backups
in houses and public right-of-%%ays. The
outages and sewer spills continued through
2001.
"We've had a horrible history in regard to
operation of water and sewer." noted
,Jefferson, who served as city manager from
January, 2002 to August, 2003.
The city also has a history of contentious'
City Commission meetings, with frequent From the left, Gretna City Manager Antonio Jefferson, City
bickering. After Jefferson left'his post in Councilwoman Helen Franks, Sen. Al Lawson, Gadsden County
2003, it was three yerS before the city had Commissioner Brenda Holt and Gretna City Councilman John
2003, it w a three yers bfor the cit hause Smith watch as Mayor Nadine Smith sets aflame a consent order
issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in
See GRETNA on Page6 1994. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)
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Readyfor Christmas


Isabelle B rd. left. Wanda Miles and Sarah Dunn. right, take a moment from their busy
schedules to pose for a picture in front of the Gadsden County Growth Department's entirely
festive Christmas decorations. The front office of the department is decorated from floor to
ceiling with w rapped packages, reindeer, a snowy landscape scene and, of course, Santa Claus,
or his likeness. A nativity scene graces a table in the office, and all kinds of goodies ranging
from toy trains to Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy share space underneath the Christmas
tree. (Photo by Leslie Roberts.


County



readies



wish list



for 2008


Commission prepares

funding requests for

legislative session

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
When the Legislature opens this spring, Gadsden
County will be ready. Tuesday night during the regular
Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, state
legislautve lobbyist Chrin Doolin of Chris Doolin &
Associates reviewed the draft of programs the county
plans to ask the legislature to fund. The plan he
presented was unanimously approved.
Here is the executive.summary of the funding
requests that is intended to be a road map for the
county's legislative delegation. In January, the
delegation will hold a Town Hall meeting to get
additional input from residents and organizations.
In their plan, the Board of County Commissioners
will: "
.*Request that the delegation work to limit the impact
any funding reductions on state programs that provide
Funding support to programs that benefit the citizens of
the county.

See COUNTY on Page 2


School chief honored


Hard luck hits family before holidays


Gadsden County
Schools
Superintendent
Reginald James and
his wife Betty pose
Dec. 13 with the
Norris D. Langston
Youth Foundation
Wall of Honor Award
the superintendent
was given. The honor
is bestowed to
- individuals who are
committed to the
success of students in
the Big Bend and
actively work to
improve accessibility
to a quality
education. (Photo
submitted)


by ALICE DU POINT
Times Editor
There are no visions of sugar
plums in Lisa Jackson's head.
Ask her \what she wants for
Christmas and she will say
electricity. Things began falling
apart for Lisa about four months
ago when she lost her job.a a
'Liberty County lumber company.
"It was going to be a good
Christmas for me and the kids. I
was already thinking about the
holidays. I was making more
money than on my other job
working there. During a health
screening they found that I hate
nerve damage in my hand. I hate
seizures too," she said. The
company labeled her "a risk" and
terrmnated her employment.
SSince then, she has been trying
See HARD LUCK on Page 2


Lisa Jackson (left) stands next to the generator she used to
provide light. Two of her children, Darrell, 4, (right) and
Mohoghanie 6, have learned to adjust. (Photo by Alice Du Pont)


Kiwanis Club
brings Christmas
cheer to students









2 The Gadsden County Times December 20, 2007


COUNTY from Page 1


HANNA MILL POND ROAD


PROJECT # 228.041


*Request that Gadsden County
he recognized as a "Special
Project" by Florida's state agencies.
*Support the Legislative
commitment to offset the impact of
the constitutional amendment on
fiscally constrained counties and
cities located in fiscally
constrained counties.
*Support a comprehensive and
targeted effort focused on
community health issues
including-reopening Gadsden
Community Hospital as soon as
possible; expansion of the Health
Department and an initiative to
address high incident health
concerns.
*Request funding to implement
the recommendations of the
Water/Sewer Infrastructure Study
and to make improvements on
community water/sewer
infrastructure projects.
*Request funding to support a
new comprehensive Public Safety
Complex.


:*Request funding for renovations
and expansion to the Gadsden
County Courthouse.
*Request funding for G*STARS
(Gadsden Students Training
Academy for reaching Success)
program.
''Request funding for a
Community Center/multi-purpose
emergency shelter.
*Request funding for emergency
service issues.
*Request support for continued
funding for the Small County Solid
Waste/Recycling Programs.
*Request support for the
Transportation for Disadvantaged
Program.
*Request support for the Florida
Recreation Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP).
*Request support for historic
preservation and cultural projects
in Gadsden County.
*Request support for affordable
housing programs and related
housing initiatives.


''Request support for the State
Library Program.
''Support "Local Sources First"
water policy and protection of the
watershed within the county.
'*Request support for road
programs including for the Quincy
Bypass Project and funding for the
restoration and rehab of bridge
structures within the community.
'"Support the Legislative
programs of the Florida
Association of Counties and the
Small County Coalition.
In other matters:
Commissioners. were informed
by Davin Suggs, Director of the
Office of Budget and
Management, that the county will
have a surplus of $700,000 as
opposed to the $250,000 he
initially thought would be a
surplus.
He advised the commission not
to spend any of the surplus until
they received a certified audit,
probably by mid-summer.


HARD LUCK from Page 1


to find a job but with no luck.
The single mother of six, ages
17,15, (has health challenges) 12,
9, 6, and 4'was not able to pay
her utility bill and before long, it
had mounted to $1,250. In order
to get electricity and water back
on, she needs to pay a minimum
of $1,481.10 to Talquin Electric.
A friend loaned her a generator
so that she could have light, but it
is too small to keep the
refrigerator and stove operating.
She opted to cook and to eat
mostly canned goods. What fresh
meat she has, she divides
between her sister and daughter's
refrigerators.
"I'm trying to make the best of a
bad situation an my children
deserve better and I want to get
them what they need. I get food
stamps and I am able to feed
them. It's a blessing that they go
to school and can eat at school,"
she said. Other than food stamps
and a small amount of child
support she has little other
income. Because of a disability,
her 15 year old son gets a small
Social Security check but it
wasn't meant to help take care of
a family and it does not.
Lisa relies on the kindness of
strangers, family, and friends to


help her make it through. After
her mother, Joretha Williams,
passed four years ago on Dec. 20,
the holidays have been a mixed
bag of emotions. She moved into
the small mobile home that her
mother owned and was lucky not
to have to pay rent. But inflation,
no job, and a ,holiday
approaching, Lisa didn't know
where to turn.
"She actually came to see me
and asked for help. I believe she
really needs the help but I
explained to her that the sheriffs
office doesn't have provisions to
help people out like that," said
Sheriff Morris Young.
To make matters worse, her
neighbors on South Atlanta Street
have started to complain because
of the noise the generator makes
24 hours a day, seven days a
week. She says she knows it's not
good for the children either who
hear the noise up close all night.
But they have to study and they
have eat so she has not choice.
Someone, she doesn't know
who, recently reported her to the
Division of Children and Family
Services because she doesn't have
electricity.
"They came out and
investigated me and said I was


okay," Lisa said.
Still, it hurt that someone she
knows, would try to get her kids
taken away while she is at one of
the lowest points in her life. She
has explained to the younger
children that they, won't be getting
a visit from Santa and she told the
older ones that things will get
better as soon as she finds a job.
Monday afternoon, her six-year-
old came in from school with two
wrapped gifts that were given to
her at school.
She tucked them under a tree in
the living room, joining a few
other gifts that had been donated
recently.
She hoped that the
unseasonably warm weather
would last at least through
January, but that was not to be so
Saturday night when the
temperature took a dip, she
started to use a kerosene heater. It
heats the living room and the
children before they jump into
bed.
While a lot of people would be
trying to get toys and gadgets for
their kids, Lisa just wants them
warm with electric light and
running water for Christmas. "I
can't think of much of anything
else right now," she said.


SCOP PROJECT


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS


The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing the:


HANNA MILL POND ROAD
SCOP PROJECT


Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Mariana Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes.


This is a roadway resurfacing project.


All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard
Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition.


Completion date for these projects will be 150 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bidder.


Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will
be set at $200.00 per day.


Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, the bid number and what
the bid is for.


Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), on January 10, 2008, at the
Gadsden County Management Services Department, Room 204, 5B East Jefferson
Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, and will be opened and read aloud on January 10,
2008, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the County Manager's Conference at 9B East
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351.


Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.


The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their
judgment will be in the best interest of Gadsden County.


If you have any questions, please call Matt Carpenter at (850) 643-2771.


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" Electronics 9 Lead
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4 The Gadsden County Times December 20,2007

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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation


I love a parade


I love a good parade. This month I had the
-opportunity to see two.
I The first was December 7, sponsored by
-the City of Quincy's Community
Redevelopment Agency. It was a very, very
.nice parade complete with marching bands
and floats. A lot of people lined the parade
route and seemed to enjoy the event.
Those people who, for whatever reason,
:didn't attend the Quincy Christmas parade
-really missed what small town Christmas
,parades are all about. I love big parades too. I
.never make plans for Thanksgiving Day
morning because nothing is going to stop me
from watching the Macy's parade with it's
huge balloons and bands from across the
nation. The same holds true for New Year's
morning and the Rose Parade, my all-time
favorite.
., After all of these years, I am still facsinated
,with what some people can do with flowers,
flower petals and seeds. The mechanics, too,
are awesome.
- Still, the little five-block Christmas parade
,we had in Quincy was a start. I can imagine
that 94 years ago when Macy's started or 110
years ago when the Rose parade started, it
might have been only a few blocks long and
only a handful of people on the along the
route.
,, I can imagine that people were pooh-
,poohing those parades saying things like "it's
not going to amount to anything and I'm not
-going." But look at them now. Hopefully
-next year more people from a broader
.segment of our community will decide that


it's a community event and participate. I
thing it's an ideal venue for local businesses
and civic organizations. If nothing else, it lets
people know that it's a viable and important
part of this community.
The last time we had a Christmas parade
was when the famous Clydesdale horses
were on loan to us for an afternoon. They
were'the centerpiece of that event and people
came out to admire the beautiful animals,
take pictures and enjoy the parade.
That brings me to my second parade. It was
held last Saturday at Lake Talquin, pushing
off from the Whip-Poor-Wil Landing. The
weather didn't cooperate but even through
the rain and dropping temperature,
participants had a good time and I enjoyed
the five boats that were uniquely decorated.
When I lived in south Florida, Christmas
boat parades were routine. Almost every
community had a boat parade at some time
during the month of December. I wouldn't
really call those things in south Florida that
sport thousands of lights "boats" but more
like yachts.
But I really enjoyed the first boat parade
and organizers say they will try again next
year with hopes of attracting more
participants. I had the privilege of being a
one of three judges. It was actually a very
tough decision to rank the boats because
when people put their hearts and
imaginations to work, they all deserve
recognition.
More power to parade organizers.
Merry Christmas, too.


iialnker down

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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.


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Blame it all on our roots!


SI reckon we are just so much smarter than we
used to be. And I'm a little bit embarrassed to
share this story with you today. I'm afraid you
will laugh. Or not believe me. Or think us
:completely nuts!
We used to go out in the woods and cut our
:own Christmas tree down! Can you imagine!
And listen, that was the easy part. We had to
:haul that thing back to the house. If we found
:"the just exactly perfect right one" in those
:woods up behind Archie Moore's pond we'd
: have to pull that sucker over two fences and the
big ditch to get it back to the house. Dad said it
'was a half a mile. I never believed that! It was
'more like twenty!
S When we were young the whole family went.
:Dad carried the ax and talked about getting
:chestnuts and oranges for Christmas when he
:was a little boy. Me and Leon and David Mark
:didn't say nothing out of respect. But, let me
,'tell you, we weren't going to take no nuts and
'fruit and call that a Christmas gift! We were
:about as country as they come.....but we
:weren't idiots!
SDad was ready to cut at the first decent tree
:we ran across. Mother would walk around it
,once or twice, I think trying to picture it in the
comer of the living room, next to the radio.
She'd shake her head no and we'd move on.
It was kinda interesting the way it worked.
qDad made most of the decisions around the
'house. And he'd rant and rave if things weren't
just the way he expected them to be. He was
proud to be the head of the household and he
wore that mantle well. But he didn't outrank
:Mom when it came to Christmas tree picking.
We'd spend half a day together just searching
;for a tree. What a waste! If I've.had only
,known you could buy one! And listen, it was
'December. It was freezing cold! Most years
:there would be a light covering of snow. David
would "get tired" before we stopped to look at
:the second "prospect". Dad would throw him
:up on those big shoulders and he rode like a
;prince....while I trudged along.
I'd try to complain a little to Leon but he'd
'have none of it. "Santa doesn't come if there's
no tree to put the presents under."
S That would get us off on what we wanted for
Christmas. At various times as we searched
:through those woods we had offered up a wish
:for Red Ryder gloves, Daisy Air Rifles,
'genuine Lash LaRue whips, Lionel trains,
Lincoln Logs, Gilbert Chemistry sets,
basketballs, Timex watches, roller skates,
Western Flyers, 410 shotguns, pocket knives,
.transistor radios, our two front teeth....... You
:notice that fruit, nuts and clothes were not on
'any of our lists!
SWe laughed a lot in spite of the cold and the
distance and the number of times Mom shook
her head no. Don't think too harsh of us. We


just didn't know any better.
I marvel now at the patience Dad displayed.
Mother wasn't interested in A tree---she
wanted the THE tree for her family! And it was
the only time Leon wouldn't exercise his big
brother right to shove us around a mite.
When Mom "pirouetted" a tree for the third
time we fell silent. It looked suspiciously like
the other eight we had stopped at to me. It was
dark green, not too tall and came to a fairly
straight point at the top. When she went back to
check the north side a fourth time Dad silently
slid David Mark to the ground.
She would step back and say, "What do you
think, Daddy?"
He would have that wheel sharpened ax half
way back to the cocked position and in a split
second our Christmas tree was on the ground.
We leaped for joy. We had found a tree! We
had our Christmas tree! Our presents (mine for
sure) were going to be under THIS tree! I have
actually clapped when the tree hit the ground.
See how dumb we were!
I still remember the year our parents let us
"go get the tree" by ourselves. We begged for a
solid week that we "were old enough". I can
only imagine today how their hearts must have
been in their throats as we disappeared over the
ridge with Leon toting that double bladed ax.
We were so proud. And felt almost grown up.
Now, you'd think that three young boys
would get the closest, adequate looking tree
and get back to the house. I thought so too. But
Leon didn't like the top of the first tree. And
the second one had a whole blank spot on one
side. The limbs sagged on the next one. And
one good one was too short. We weren't about
to bring home a tree that didn't reach the
ceiling!
I'd never seen us co-operate so much on
anything. We had to deliver. Our folks trusted
us! We walked all the way across Mr. Moore's
property. We ended up pretty near out to where
the L&N Railroad crossed into Henry County.
But we got the right tree! All by ourselves! We
didn't whack it down with one clean blow and
we couldn't throw it over our shoulder like
Dad. But the three of us, huffing and puffing,
and taking turns on the big end finally managed
to get that thing to the house. We didn't have
one fight all the way out there and back!
Mom said it was the best tree she had ever
seen! You talk about standing tall! We never
felt so useful and needed and ready for
Christmas!
Gosh, how silly of us. You see now why this
is a tough story to recount. We could have just
gone downtown and bought a tree. Think of all
the trouble and time we would have saved.
People are so much smarter today.....
Just blame it on our roots.
Respectfully, Kes


This ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


Interview with The Claus


(Editor's note} This week, News Editor.
Leslie Roberts conducted an in-depth
interview with Kris Kringle because, well,
inquiring minds want to know. Truth be
told, this column ran last year but a few
things needed to be updated. That, and
Roberts really loves the idea of not having
to write an entire column this week.

Gadsden County Times: So Santa, guess
you're pretty busy this time of year.
Santa: Let's see, world population is
currently 6,673,368,251 ... 52 ... 53 ...
Forty elves called in sick this week and
Rudolph is off to the Isle of Kiritimati to
find himself. Yes. I am pretty busy.
GCT: Er, you don't seem particularly


flying reindeer into going 35 m.p.h. when
they know full well they still have to get to
Tijuana and Beijing in the same night?
GCT: So it is true?
Santa: No further comment. But do tell
me, what would you like to find under
your Christmas tree this year?
GCT: Well, I've kind of had my eye on a
599 GTB Fiorano.
Santa: V12 in it?
GCT: Yep.
Santa: You go through Chattahoochee
very often?
GCT: On occasion.
Santa: Probably not a good idea. Any
other ideas?
GCT: Actually, it's been a good year.


jolly today. I've got good friends, great neighbors and
Santa: You know, perception is a job I enjoy. There was only one smallish
everything in this business. Nobody squabble at the last Midway City Council
worried about whether I was jolly or not meeting I attended. Gretna's out from
they just knew I was kind and generous under state Department of Environmental
until Washington Irving caught me Protection sanction and Havana Town
chuckling over a draft he wrote of his story Council meetings never go over an hour.
about Dietrich Knickerbocker. One minute Greensboro has a new high school.
I'm polishing off my milk and cookies in Santa: OK, Pollyanna, what's your
his living room, the next I'm a jolly guy angle?
with a sleigh pulled by flying horses GCT: Tickets for the rest of the Artist
flying horses! Can you imagine? Series at the Leaf season would be lovely.
GCT: Actually, it was the flying reindeer Santa: Wasn't it last Sunday that you
aspect I personally had a problem with in went to the Big Bend Community
the second grade. Some of my little friends Orchestra performance?
told me ... GCT: Yeah ...
Santa: Honey, that is so 1897 New York Santa: And did your child, after dancing
Sun. Try harder. to Gershwin, fidgeting through Bach and
GCT: That sounded almost Southern., moaning through Mozart, announce loudly
Santa: Southern toyou, yes. I'm St. during intermission, "Whew! Glad that's
Nicholas in some places, Father Christmas over" ?
in others, Pere Noel in France and GCT: Well, yes, but ...
Sinterklaas in Holland, one of my personal Santa: I'm just saying. It's your lump of
favorites because it's so fun to say. Try it. coal.
GCT: Sinterklaas. .GCT:OK. ..
Santa: Ho ho ho.' Now that makes me Sana: SurelIy you 6'canhi'nik something
jolly. else.
GCT: I'm glad to hear that, because now I GCT: A lifetime supply of Diet Coke?
need to ask you about your-trip through Santa: Do the words "He sees you when
Chattahoochee last year. Heard you got a you're sleeping, he knows when you're'
speeding ticket. \ ,awake" mean anything to you? You'll be
Santa: What, I can slide down chimneys, awake 23 hours a day if you add one more
keep up with who's naughty and who's nice drop of caffeine to your current intake. I
and drive a flying reindeer-powered sleigh don't have the time.
but I am incapable of obeying the speed GCT: OK, surprise me.
limit? Santa: I always do. Got to run have a
GCT: So that's not true? very merry.
Santa: Have YOU ever tried talking eight GCT:'You too, Santa.


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The 'chaos

theory' in

today's

traffic jams


by Peter C. Sessler

You're driving along at a nice
clip and all of a sudden you see
red brake lights ahead of you, and
traffic begins to slow down.
Probably an accident, you think.
After an indeterminable time,
traffic once again, begins to
move. You keep your eyes open
to see what caused the traffic to
slow, but you don't see anything
at all. It's a bit frustrating not to
have someone to vent your anger
against but as you probably have
noticed, this is far from being
uncommon.
There are people who make a
study of this. Traffic engineers,
who use mathematical and
computer models, typically find
that traffic jams are caused by
accidents, bad curves, hills,
merging lanes-all logical
reasons. The way to alleviate this
problem is to simply build bigger
and better roads. Sounds logical.
However, a few years ago,
several German theoretical
physicists began publishing
papers on traffic flow in Physical
Review Letters, Journal of
Physics, Nature and other
academic journals. Basically,
..hat thy;lfound out was that if
'6ne sinlAdted the movement of
traffic on a highway using
mathematical equations that
describe how molecules of gas
move, some very interesting-
results occur. Of course, cars
don't move like gas molecules-
for example, cars avoid hitting
the cars in front of them by
slowing down, whereas gas
molecules don't.
SStill, when taking such factors
(mathematically, of course) into
account, the description of traffic
moving or flowing like a gas, is
valid. When a flowing gas hits a
bottleneck, for example, it
becomes compressed and the
molecules crowd together. That
compression travels back through
the stream of oncoming gas as a
shock wave; which is exactly
what happens as cars slow down.
Cars behind them begin to slow
down and a wave of stop and go
movement is transmitted down
the highway.
Big deal, you may say.
However, the really strange thing
to come out of these
mathematical studies is that
under certain conditions, traffic
congestion can arise completely
spontaneously. Traffic can be
moving along (at a density below
what the road can handle) and for
no apparent reason, suddenly
slow down. No accidents or other
.causes are necessary. Under the
right conditions, a small and brief
fluctuation in the speed or
spacing of cars can cause a
system-wide breakdown that can
persist for hours. And the
Germans' analysis suggested that
such spontaneous breakdowns
probably occur quite frequently
on highways.
This sort of thing is exactly
what happens, mathematically at
least, with many physical and
biological systems and is known
as the "chaos theory. Simply
put, seemingly minor changes
can have disproportionately great
consequences. Random
occurrences can set off truly
chaotic situations without any
pattern and all of a sudden, calm
down again. This has been borne
out in long-term weather patterns,
various chemical reactions and
now, with traffic jams!
The German physicists have
found that under certain
circumstances, traffic undergoes
a phase shift into what they call
"synchronized traffic." Cars in all


lanes abruptly slow down and
.start moving at the same speed as
the cars in adjacent lanes. This,
as we know, makes passing
difficult at best, and can cause the
See TRAFFIC on Page 11






The Gadsden County Times December 20, 2007 5


Saturday crashes send 10 to hospital; no major injuries reported


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Seven wrecks within two
minutes sent 10 people to
Tallahassee hospitals with
minor injuries Saturday.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol reports,


Thomas Clark of Quincy was
driving a 2006 Toyota pickup
eastbound on the Interstate 10
on ramp from U.S. 90 and
attempting to merge into the
outside lane around 5:33 p.m.
Saturday. Clark, 18, lost control
of the vehicle. as the lanes
merged onto the bridge over


U.S. 90. His car then struck the
right rear of a tractor-trailer and
rotated clockwise, striking the
concrete barrier wall with the
front and rear of his truck.
Shortly afterward, Linnon
Jackson, 54, of Quincy was
driving a 1979 Cadillac east-
bound on I-10 after making


entry from U.S. 90 while a
2008 Chevy van driven by
Lashaunda Bullock, 26, of
Alabama traveled eastbound on
the inside lane of the overpass
next to Jackson.
The two cars came up on
Clark's wrecked pickup and
took evasive action, but


Jackson was unable to avoid
hitting the right side of
Bullock's van. The two vehi-
cles came to a final rest on the
eastbound lane of I-10.
Other vehicles eastbound on
I-10 were also unable to avoid
the wrecked vehicle..In all, 10
people were taken to


Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
and Capital Regional Medical
Center with minor injuries.
The Gadsden County
Sheriff's Office, Midway
Volunteer Fire Department and
Gadsden County Emergency
Medical Services assisted FHP
at the scene.


While celebrating human-style, keep pets safe over the holidays


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

In the hectic holiday bustle,
it's easy to forget pets are not


WClary's Bail
ond dAgency


attracted to many of the same
trappings as humans.
Unfortunately, many tradi-
tional holiday foods can cause
a threat to pets, ranging from
upset stomachs to accidental
poisoning.
"Mostly, we don't see toxic
cases. We see more gastroen-
teritis around the holidays -
vomiting and diarrhea," said
Dr. Beth May, a.veterinarian at


Quincy Animal Hospital. "It is
a concern. Most people are
fairly educated, but pet owners
who are not should become
educated about dangers to their
pets."
Rich, fatty foods live gravy
or grease can cause problems
in dogs and cats ranging from
upset stomachs to pancreatitis.
Alcohol should also be kept
away from pets.


Chocolate, coffee and tea all
contain a compound call xan-
thine that is dangerous and
sometimes toxic to animals.
Not all bones are pet friendly -
bones from fish, meat or poul-
try can cause problems if swal-
lowed. Rawhide bones are
safer alternatives.
Some holiday plants can
also be harmful to pets, includ-
ing poinsettias, holly and
mistletoe.
And tree ornaments can
cause a variety of problems for
pets.
"Ornaments can become
intestinal obstructions," May
said. "Especially tinsel and cats
- what cat can resist a string?"


Small or breakable orna-
ments can also be swallowed
and cause intestinal problems,
as can decorations made from
gingerbread, popcorn and
candy canes.
Be aware that some pets
find electrical cords inviting -
and chewable. The result can
be a burned mouth, electrical
shock or even electrocution.
There are products on the mar-
ket that can be sprayed on
cords to make them less
appealing, but pet owners' best
bet is to unplug decorative
lights when they're riot around
to supervise their pets.
Think you're stressed?
You're not alone. Pets, too, are


susceptible to stress during the
holidays, May said.
"We do sometimes see stress
cause problems in pets around
the holidays bloody diarrhea,
that kind of thing.' We're
stressed, they're stressed," she
said.
May also cautions people
against buying pets as
Christmas presents unless the
purchaser is a parent buying for
a child or buying for someone
who has asked for a particular
kind of pet.
"All young children should
be supervised around any ani-
mal caring for and respecting
pets is a learned skill," shi
said.


Gadsden County Sheriff's office arrests


Marcus Bass: Poss. of L/T 20
grams on state property and
Poss. of Paraphernalia on State
Property; James Holton:
Burglary of
Con ve yance / Dwelling
Structure/Grand Theft; Gary
Kever: Vop/Poss. of Cocaine;
Fredericka Goodson:
Vop/Stolen property theft;
Tyshon Lewis: Vop/Fleeing and
Eluding; Connie Oliver:
Vop/Sale of Marijuana and
Vop/Poss. of Marijuana; Sandra
J. Calloway: Grand Theft by
PWBC; Patrick Mitchell:
Vop/Poss of :paraphernalia;
Keith Singleton: Vop/Felony


Battery; Kerry Thomas:
Burglary; Tameka Graham:
Burglary and Criminal
Mischief; Brian
Dorsey:Vop/Poss of cocaine;
Alejandro Hall: Grand Theft,
Burglary and Criminal
Mischief; Laterance Thomas:
Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief
and Burglary; John Scurry:
Agg. Assault w/deadly weapon;
Willie Roberts: Vop/Agg.
Battery w/deadly weapon;
Emanuel Thomas: poss. of con-
trolled substance 3cts, sale of
controlled substance 2cts and
maintaining a drug house;
Martel Banks: Vop/DWLSR;


Robert Mcnealy: Agg.Battery;
Brandon Scott: Vop/Poss. of
contraband in a detention facili-
ty; Isaac Harrison: Agg.
Assault, criminal Mischief,
armed burglary

Clarification

A story in last week's
Gadsden County Times did ndt
identify the vehicle on which
Daniel Godwin, 53, was riding
as a motorcycle. Godwin was
killed last Sunday in an accident
on U.S. 27 in Havana. He was
wearing a helmet, according to a
friend of the family.


REVISED MEETING NOTICE


The City of Quincy City Commission will hold a
Workshop on Thursday, December 20, 2007
at 4:00 p.m. in the
City Commission Chambers at City Hall
The agenda include the following items(s)
Housing Rehabilitation Plan


The Quincy City Commission will meet in
Executive Session on
Thursday, December 20, 2007
At 5:00 p.m. in the
City Commission Chambers
The agenda includes
Litigation between the City of Quincy and Embarq


The City of Quincy Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) will meet on
Thursday, December 20, 2007
at 5:00 p.m. in the
City Manager's Conference Room at City Hall.
The agenda includes the following items(s):
Development Review Application Casting and Concrete Plant
Proposed to be located Joe Adams Road (Business Park South side)


The Quincy City Commission will meet
At a Special meeting on Thursday, December 20, 2007
at 6:00 p.m. in the
City Commission Chambers at City Hall.
The agenda includes the following item(s):


Reviewing PDRB recommendation of the
Development Review Application Casting and Concrete Plant
Proposed to be located Joe Adams Road (Business Park South side)
Re-adoption of the City of Quincy
Housing Rehabilitation Plan

Citizens are encouraged to call and express views and concerns to the proposed
development review application. Please contact Building and Planning
Department at (850) 627-7681 ext. 226 with any questions or comments.
If you have a disability requiring accommodations, please contact the Quincy
Building and Planning Department at least three (3) working days prior to
the hearing. To access a Telecommunications
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 875-7310.
12/20/07c


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Citizens Advisory Committee on Solid Waste
[ -- --- ........ ... .. -- -

The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners

announces the opening of the Application Cycle for the

Citizens Advisory Committee on Solid Waste.

This 11-member Board-appointed citizens' committee will

focus on solutions for household waste, recyclables, and

household hazardous materials in Gadsden County. This

committee anticipates meeting three (3) rimes per month from

February through April, 2008.

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 3, 2008






Original Applications should be submitted to:

Department of Management Services
c/o Lonyell L. Black.
5-B East Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 920
Quincy, FL 32353-0920
(850) 875-8660 .phone
(850) 875-8652 .fax

For questions or a copy of the application and guidelines,

please call (850) 875-8660 or e-mail lblack@gadsdengov.net

Applications may also be obtained at www.GadsdenGov.net.

*Appictos will [notIb[eJaccepted after t(~M)(It1(Iphe noted(& dead6ine.


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6 The Gadsden County Times December 20,2007


Hospital board discusses repairs, renovations


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Gadsden Hospital, Inc.
board of directors met Monday
afternoon to continue negotia-
tions with Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital on operating the coun-
ty hospital once it reopen.


In the second negotiating ses-
sion, engineering consultants
said it would be their recom-
mendation that the county com-
plete as many repairs as possible
while the building is unoccu-
pied.
"This meeting was really
called just to give the board an


update on how to address the
physical problems at the hospi-
tal that the Agency of Health
Care Administration (AHCA)
cited when they closed the hos-
pital," said Spencer Bowen, the
county director of facilities.
The survey was completed
by McGinnis and Fleming


Engineering who said speculat-
ed the cost would be nearly $2
million dollars. One of the main
problems is that the air handling
systems are dilapadated and
need to be completely replaced.
"There is an awful lot of con-
struction that need to go on out
there. Our recommendation is


that while the building is unoc-
cupied that you go in and com-
plete all of the work you need to
do, so it will last another 20 to
25 years," said Peter McGinnis.
All of that work will take
time. McGinnis said the county
may be looking at another two
years from the design period to


the finished construction.
Corey. Fleming, Tallahassee
Memorial Administrator, said it
is important that the building
meet all of AHCA's recommen-
dations at tht the agency is very
strict when it comes to inspect-
ing and awarding licenses to
hospitals.


Love named 'Volunteer of the Year


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

In 1964 Sam Love, Jr. started
as a volunteer with the Quincy
Parks and Recreation
Department. He was honored
Thursday night as "Volunteer of
the Year" during an apprecia-
tion reception for volunteers and
sponsors.
About 100 volunteers and
sponsored as well as elected
officials and city employees
attended the program at the Joe
Ferolito Recreation Center.
"If there is one thing we have
learned in our efforts to provide
recreational services to the com-
Smunity, it's that it is critical to
have good volunteers and a
good sponsorship base," said
Reginald Cunningham, director
of the Parks and Recreation
Department.
He said it was an honor and a
pleasure to be able to take the
time to say thank you to the sup-
port that the volunteers and the
Sponsors have given during the
year.
"Our ability to impact the
lives of the youth in the City of
Qunicy and surrounding area is
more attainable with your sup-
port," Cunningham said.
"It is that time of the year
when I, as your City Manager,
proudly take the opportunity to
reflect on the people, organiza-
tions and events that have
helped the City of Quincy meet
its many challenges. I also
reflect. on the many milestones


GRETNA from


Sam Love, Jr.
accomplished this year and
years past. Without a doubt, the
key to our success is you, the
volunteers and sponsors, who
have donated time and resources
in support of our youth and .the
families served by the Parks and
Recreation Department," said
Bill Bogan.
He added that the the success
of any city program is directly
linked to citizens and support-
ers.
"That is why the City of
Quincy decided to plan and host
its first annual reception. You
are to be applauded and thanked
for unselfishly working to
ensure the success of our Parks
and Recreation Department's
programs and other activities of
your city government. I ask each
of you to encourage .others to


become more involved in these
efforts," he said.
Former Parks and Recreation
Director, Joe Ferolito, who
could not make the reception
said Love was a great volunteer
and an asset to the program and
the community.
"He is very deserving of this
award. He and his wife are the
kind of people you would want
to coach your kids. Not only did
they coach they were in all
apsects of the kids lives,"
Ferolito said.
A couple of the kids that
Ferolito referred to attended the
reception. DeCody Fagg, a wide
reciever at Florida State
University and Cedric Fisher, a
defensive tackle and Lambert
University in Jackson, TN both
said they got their start in the
recreation department. and
because of volunteers like Same
Love, Jr., they have enjoyed
collegiate success.
Cunningham presented Love
with a QPRD warm-up outfit,
gift cards and a plaque. "The
excitement of it hasn't hit me
yet. It's kind of strange being in
a position like this," Love said.
Love backed into recreation
department volunteering
because of his three nephews,
Ricky, Restee and Wayne. And it
didn't hurt that Love lived only a
few steps away from Jackson
Heights Park. After he graduat-
ed from college he was looking
for something to do and decided
to volunteer.. .,
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commissioners could not agree
on whom should hold the post.
After citywide elections in
2005 and 2006, three new
commissioners were elected.
Commissioners enlisted the help
of KMR Consultants of
Tallahassee to help straighten
out a host of problems, including
record-keeping, and the firm
recommended Jefferson for the
post of city manager.
He was hired Aug. 1, 2006.
Soon after being hired,
Jefferson worked with
commissioners, KMR and DEP
officials on a 12-month plan that
would fulfill the requirements of
the consent order.
"I thought the 12-month plan
was very ambitious, but I knew
that our outstanding staff had the
ability to deliver on the promise
made to FDEP in October,
2006," Gretna Mayor Nadine
Smith said.
During Jefferson's tenure, the
city hired Bill Revels as public
works director. Revels worked in
a similar capacity for the city of
Tallahassee for 15 years. The
city also hired Mark McQuaig as
chief of wastewater operations.
"I can't tell you when the city
has ever been able to recruit
somebody from the city of
Tallahassee," Jefferson said.
Sen. Al Lawson has worked to
help Gretna back on track since
he first started getting calls from
city residents 13 years ago about
the state of affairs.
He and Rep. Curtis
Richardson, who had expressed
concern over the city's
management and financial
ability, were able to secure
legislative appropriations


totaling $1.1 million in 2005,
2006 and 2007 to help the city
make the required
improvements.
"What you are going to see
now is you are going to see a lot
of growth in the city and in the
community," Lawson said
Monday. "Many people would
like to share in the American
dream of having a home and a
water supply."
DEP officials toured the city's
water and sewer facilities in
November, reviewed system
performance records and agreed
with city staff members'
assertion that all consent order
requirements had been met. The
consent order was lifted Dec. 11.
"When you think about how
great this is you could not have
done better for the holidays,"
Gadsden County Commission
Chairwoman Brenda Holt told
city officials Monday.
"Now you're working
together."
Sen. Lawson said after the
press conference seeing Gretna
propel itself to a position from
which it can finally move
forward is gratifying.
"It's very rewarding," he said.
"I had some doubts several years
ago because .of the commission
and the people on it. I'm excited
to see the consent order lifted -
13 years is a long time. In this
community, there was just a lack
of cooperation people had their
own agenda and were not
working together at the time ...
what happens in Gretna effects
us all. This is a major step, but
as we move forward I think
you'll see things start to fall in
place."


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DEP voices opposition to reduction of Apalachicola flow


Letter to Corps cites 'compelling damage' to resources


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Florida Department of
Environmental Protection offi-
cials had not received a response
Tuesday to a letter they sent U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
representatives stating Florida's
objection to any further reduc-
tion of Apalachicola River flow.
In a letter dated Dec. 5, DEP


Secretary Michael Sole wrote
that "Prolonged low flow under
the Interim Operations Plan cou-
pled with the initial flow reduc-
tion pursuant to the Corps'
Exceptional Drought Operations
has wrought compelling damage
on Florida's highly sensitive
aquatic resources."
In a Nov. 21 letter, the Army
Corps of Engineers called for an
immediate flow reduction to
4,500 cubic feet per second.


Sole maintains the Corps has
not complied with one of the
"reasonable and prudent meas-
ures" suggested in a biological
opinion issued by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Services Nov. 15.
The measure in question calls
on the Corps to "consider all
appropriate monitoring data and
models ... to specify when a
reduction is needed and the
probable impacts to project pur-
poses or other resources avoided


by a reduction at (this) time."
Sole's letter indicates that
until the Corps has complied
with the measure, further water
flow reduction is inadvisable
based on the impacts it has had
on the Apalachicola River and
on the Apalachicola Bay.
One of the key issues, accord-
ing to Sole, is the inability of
mussels and oysters to survive
current river and bay conditions.
A Nov. 29 Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission survey of the river
below the Jim Woodruff Dead


found dead purple bankclimber
mussels, a threatened species.
Tonging at six oyster bars
around Apalachicola Bay "con-
firms that the bars already are
suffering under the present flow
regime," Sole wrote.
"The Bay's eastern bars have
been especially hard hit, with
Cat Point having no large oysters
and clear, noticeable mortality.
Salinities (and corresponding
disease) remain extraordinarily
high. All told, unless the Bay
receives significant freshwater
inputs this spring, Florida fears a


collapse of the seafood industry
in Apalachicola."
The 18-year water war over
the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint River sys-
tem hit a critical point this sum-
mer when drought conditions put
extra pressure on the three states
involved Alabama, Florida and
Georgia to find a way to supply
water without damaging the
ecosystem.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
met with Georgia Gov. Sonny
Perdue and Alabama Gov. Bob
Riley Dec. 17 in Tallahassee.


Havana OKs Hinson Preserve zoning


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Havana Town Council on
Tuesday approved on first read-
ing a request to change the land
use on 356 acres.
The property, known as the
Hinson Preserve, is currently
designated as agriculture 3 land
use on 311 acres and as commer-
cial land use on 44 acres.
Council members voted unan-
imously to approve the request to
change the land use on the prop-
erty to commercial mixed, which
would allow residential, com-
mercial and light industrial land
uses at the site.
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Davis and Councilman Don
Vickers for their respective 25
years of,, service. The Florida
League of Cities prepared
plaques for the two in honor of
their time on the town council.
Approved formal joint spon-
sorship of the Havana Merchants
Association's four annual events:
Fallout, the Havana Pumpkin
Festival, the Holiday Parade and
an Art Festival.
Approved an agreement with
Twin Ponds Subdivision in
which the Town of Havana will
partially reimburse developers
for the cost of installing under-
ground utilities once certain cri-
teria have been met.
Approved a request from
Town Manager Howard
McKinnon to ask for a legislative


appropriation to fund the looping
of the town's north water main
and the expansion of the town's
fire station.
Approved a request from
Wayne Tate to divide one lot on
the corner of N.E. Second Street
and East Fourth Street into two,
100-by75-foot lots.
Reminded residents that
Waste Pro will begin providing
curbside recycling Jan. 9 and
every Wednesday after. The
$5.50 per bin cost will be includ-
ed on residents' monthly utility
bills.
Those who subscribed to the
county's curbside recycling serv-
ice, which ends Dec. 31, can
switch to Waste .Pro curbside
recycling by calling Town Hall at
539-2820.


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Havana Town Clerk Sheila Evans presents Mayor T.J. Davis and Councilman Don Vickers
with plaques from the Florida League of Cities honoring their 25 years of service. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)


Planning commission OKs 2,076-acre development


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

It took a lot of talking, but
Gadsden County Planning
Commission members unani-
mously approved a request
Thursday night to amend the
county's comprehensive plan and
future land use map by allowing a
development company to build a
subdivision, on 2,067 acres along
the Ochlockonee River.
Although Growth
Management Director Bill
alcCord and his staff recommend-


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Grandparents are Carolyn Bryant and the late
Thaddeus Hutley and Demorris Wooden. Her
great grandparents are Ellis and Minnie Ola
Bryant and Dorothy Wooden. De'Asia's God par-
ents are Marcus and Stephanie Gurley. De'Asia
enjoys riding her bicycle, reading, and playing video games. De'Asia will be cele-
brating her birthday with a party with family, friends, and classmates on December
22, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Shiloh Park. All Family and friends are invited.


ed against granting the request,
commission members voted to
approve the request after listening
to an attorney for the Seattle-based
Plum Creek Timber Company and
an environmental consultant to the
proposed project.
Linda Loomis Shelley of the
Fowler White Boggs Banker law
firm in Tallahassee told commis-
sioners Plum Creek will preserve
1,311 acres of the property that lies
along the Ochlockonee River, des-
ignated as an Outstanding Florida
Waterway, and will ,protect. that
portion of the site, which is dotted
with wetlands areas, "forever"
with a conservation easement.
"We believe the site design
provides better protection than the
current (land use designation of
agriculture-3) 1:20 ratio," she said.
The company wants to amend
the future land use map by desig-
nating eight parcels at the site and
part of a ninth as agriculture-2,
which would permit one dwelling
unit per 10 acres. The site is locat-


ed on the east and west side of Iron
Bridge Road and the east and west
sides of Concord-Bainbridge
Road, with 5 miles of it adjacent to
the Ochlockonee River.-
The conceptual site plan calls
for building 177 houses in a clus-
ter development on the uplands
portion of the property.
McCord said the area is a
gopher tortoise habitat as well as a
habitat for migratory birds.
According to McCord, there
are 335 gopher tortoise burrows in
the uplands portion of the site,
with 191 of them active. The
gopher tortoise is considered a
threatened species, primarily due
to habitat loss.
"You can see there are a lot of
environmental issues on this prop-
erty," McCord said.
Plum Creek proposes to relo-,
cate gopher tortoises on the site to
safe habitats. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission approved in its Sept.
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plan a permitting system that
allows the "responsible and
humane relocation of 180,000 tor-
toises by the year 2022 ... to pro-
tected, managed, suitable sites
where their future survival and
long term population viability are
very likely.".
"The predominant land use in
this area is Ag-3, and we think it's
Ag-3 for a reason," McCord said.
Carl Salafrio, vice president of
Creative Environmental Solutions
in Alachua, told commissioners
the houses built at the site will be
clustered outside the flood plain
and that Plum Creek views
Riverbend as a "demonstration
project."
"We will go in and minimize
our footprint, maybe working with
Florida State University or another
agency," he said. "This will be a
low-impact subdivision."
Salafrio also pledge to require
each house on the site to use an
advanced septic system that works
under anaerobic conditions and is
thus less stressful to the environ-
ment.
"This will improve the coun-
ty's tax base," Shelley said. "The
intent of the development is to pre-
serve the rural character but still
provide some economic growth
... there can be a good market for
this product in this area. This close
to the Capitol, they intend to make
this a real gem."
The company built Heart
Island in Volusia County, a 354-lot
subdivision on 7,000 acres. At that


location, they also continue silvi-
culture operations at the site.
Plum Creek is the second
largest private landowner in
Florida and the largest private
landowner in the nation.
Some states have opposed the
company's proposed develop-
ments, in particular Maine, where
the company has proposed a large
development in the. Moosehead
Lake region.
The company bought the
Maine land in 1998 for less than
$200-per acre. Its'proposal would
rezone' 408,000 acres of Maine's
North Woods, currently designat-
ed for forestry, wildlife habitat and
remote recreation uses, to permit
development that would include
more than 3,000 lots and two large
resorts.
Plum Creek has been in Florida
since 2001, when it merged with
the Georgia-Pacific Timberlands
Company. In 2005, the company
bought 56,000 acres of land in
Northwest Florida. Plum Creek
has timber operations on 598,000
acres in 22 Florida counties.
The Gadsden County
Commission will consider Plum
Creek's requested future land use
map amendment at its Jan. 15
meeting, along with future land
use amendment requests for 4.77
acres on the south side of Juniper
Creek Road north of Providence
Road and for Reston and Altchul
subdivisions asking for a land use
change on 146 acres and 175
acres, respectively.


Rediscover the magic

Christmas is not about trees, or Santa.
Christmas is a birthday celebration, it is a
reaffirmation of a life that gives each of us
hope. It is a message that fills the empty
places and the lonely corners of the heart.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
invites you to join the family in a
special, joyful, celebration on
Christmas Eve, starting at 11 PM.
All baptized Christians are welcome at His table.


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Last Day to Register to Vote
or
Change Party Affiliation
December 31, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
For
The Presidential Preference Primary Election
Which will be held on January 29, 2008


You may register to vote at:
* Supervisor of Elections Office
* Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
* Children and Families Services


You may pick-up a Voter Registration Application at:
* Any Public Library
* Property Appraiser's Office
* Tax Collector's Office
* http://Gadsden.SupervisorofElections.com


Any questions, please call Gadsden County
Supervisor of Elections Office at 850-627-9910.


Shirley Green Knight
Supervisor of Elections


12/20 & 27/07c


Request for Proposal
RFP No. 07-10

The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners
is seeking sealed proposals from interested and quali-
fied firms or individuals to provide a 1 Gbps fiber optic
wide area network. Proposals, consisting of a technical
proposal and a price proposal, will be received until
2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, in the
Management Services Department, 5-B E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, Florida 32351 and opened thereafter in
the County manager's Conference Room 9 E. Jefferson
Street, Room 208, Quincy, Florida 32351. Prior to the
submission of the proposals all interested parties will
meet Thursday, December 27, 2007 to discuss this
Request for Proposals and the Scope of Services.
Specific questions related to the Scope of Services or
other requirements for the 1 Gbps fiver optic Wide Area
Network or this Request for Proposals should be direct-
ed to Kembrew Jackson, I.T. Operations Manager, at
(850) 694-4089 or to techsupport@gadsdengov.net
Proposals will not be valid if not sealed in an envelope
marked "SEALED PROPOSAL" and identified by
the name of the firm or individual, the RFP number
and time of opening. The Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any
one proposal or all proposals, any part of any proposal,
to waive any informality in any proposal, and to award
the purchase in the best interest of the County. EEO/AA
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Sports


Thursday starts the long col-
lege football bowl season head-
ing for the BCS Championship
game on January 7.
To be sure there are too many
bowl games. Thirty-two in fact.
That means 64 teams made it
into bowl season, several with
6-6 records.
I really feel that a team that
doesn't have a 7-5 or better
record in the regular season
shouldn't be eligible for a bowl
game.
My feelings don't have any
merit though, and at least fans of
bowl teams have another foot-


ball game to look forward to
during the holidays.
That being said let me do
something that I do have merit
over. picking the bowl games in
this column.
I'll pick just the games
through Christmas this week
and follow up the next two
weeks with the remaining
games.
The season starts Thursday in
the Poinsettia Bowl in San
Diego.
I'll take the underdog Navy
team in that game.
In Friday's New Orleans


Bowl Florida Atlantic will slip
past Memphis. Saturday,
Cincinnati will best Southern
Miss in the PapaJohns.com
affair in Birmingham, New
Mexico will defeat Nevada in
the New Mexico Bowl, and
BYU will pass by UCLA in the,
Las Vegas Bowl. Sunday's
Hawaii Bowl will go to Boise
State over East Carolina.
The final game I'll pick this
week is next Wednesday's Motor
City Bowl which Purdue will
win over Central Michigan.
Merry Christmas and Happy
Bowling too you.


Jaguar has historic night in victory Schebtle


McLaurin has four-double game with 22 points, 25 boards, 10 steals and 10 blocks


It was a performance that
will go down in East Gadsden
basketball history. Senior center
Sam McLaurin had a four-dou-
ble game Friday night in the
Jaguars 65-51 win over Port St.
Joe in the Langston Classic in
the Chipola Field House.
McLaurin, dominated the
game with 22 points, 25
rebounds, 10 blocked shots, and
10 steals. East Gadsden led 32-
16 at halftime, then coasted to
the win. Guard Leonardo
Deloney added a 21 point, 8


McLaurin


Soccer Jaguars earn

East Gadsden I Fddl 'ict 2-4A.
leader Wakulla 1-0 for most of Both goalies had go
Monday's soccer game on an games, Ernesto Quintanilla h
early goal by the Jaguars Jessee 13 saves for the Jaguars, a
Jaramillo. With less than a Matt Reich had 9 saves
minute and a half left Wakulla's Wakulla.
Bret Wilson kicked in a tying It was Quintanilla's seco
goal and East Gadsden and the good defensive game. He h
War Eagles ended up 1-1 in the 11 saves in a 2-1 loss


assist game in the Friday night
win.
East Gadsden came back
Saturday night to defeat previ-
ously undefeated Marianna 72-
56 in the Classic.
McLaurin had another big
game in that one with 23 points,
17 rebounds and 6 blocks back-
ing Deloney's 27 point, 9 assist
game. Reshard McGill put in 16
points in the contest that ran the
Jaguars record to 8-0.
"I was very pleased with the
week-end play." East Gadsden


coach Demetric Salters said.
"We showed some more
improvement and some of the
younger players contributed to
the wins."
East Gadsden plays home
games Thursday against
Cottondale and Saturday against
Columbia County.
"I hope we have some nice
crowds at the games." Salters
said.
"Both games will be com-
petetive, and I hope we play
well before the break."


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Rickards Friday. Jose
Hernandez had the Jaguar goal
in that game on a direct kick.
On Thursday night East
Gadsden tied Godby 1-1 with
Jose Sanchez getting the Jaguar
goal. Later in the game
Sanchez dislocated his elbow
and missed the Friday and


Monday games. .-
East Gadsden hopes
be ready for the Jagua
contest which will be
Bay High at Jaguar F
January 9.
East Gadsden has
record into the Ch
break.


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Basketball
Thurs. Dec 20
Cottondale at East Gadsden JV,VB
Fri. Dec. 21
Bainbridge at West Gadsden VG,VB
East Gadsden at NFCS VG
Sat. Dec. 22
Columbia at East Gadsden JV,VB



Lions win eighth in a row


Carter-Parramores' Lions got
by West Gadsden 56-45
Monday night in the Lion's
Gym, recording their 10th win
of the year and eighth straight.
C-P managed to outscore the
Panthers in every quarter put-
ting three players in double fig-
ures.


-I- Reginald Johnson topped the
Lion's s-corin'l \with 16. Eric
Williams and Valdin-ij Caihit
S 5 each. Williarns also~id 15
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ars next
Card and Antron Johnson pulled
against off 15 rebounds.
field on Gary Brown led the West
Gadsden scoring effort with 15
a. 3-4-5 .
iristmas points.
The Lions won Saturday in
the Langston Classic in


Tallavana uses threes to knock off Maranatha Seminole rtw il


Marianna defeating
Wewahitchka 76-23 with
Williams hitting 20 points in
that game and R. Johnson 17.
They also defeated Lincoln
in a home game Friday night
defeating the Trojans 69-58.
Deontaye McWhite led the scor-
ers in that game with 16 points.
R. Johnson hit 15, A. Johnson
13 and Williams 12. R. Johnson
al;so h'ad' 16 re bouds'i aid
Mc\\hite dished out 12 assists.
Thursday night C-P dusted
off Aucilla 72-33 with Williams
getting 19 points, A. Johnson
18, and Card 16.
Carter-Parramore will play in
the Lownes County Christmas
Tournament in Valdosta this
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


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STallavana's three-point' shooters
came out smoking Friday night and
Helped the Lion team to a 71-46 win
o\er Maranatha in a Panhandle
Christian Conference game.
^ Tallavana wound up with 6 three-
ipointers, five of them in the first
quarter when they took a 21-8 lead.
SJames Combs hit 3, 3-pointers on


Robinson had a pair of three-point-
ers and finished with 14 points.
Michael'Brown scored -13 points
and Timothy Thompson 11 in the
first Lion win this year.
"We played, by far, our best
game." Tallavana coach Ron Bolton
said.
"Those early three's certainly


ihe way to a 21 point night. A.J. helped us off to the right track."


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East Ga'idsden


Tallavana lost a Saturday morn-
ing game to West Florida Baptist
56-39. The Milton team had a big
height advantage over the scrappy
Lion team. Combs had a 17 point
game and Robinson scored 11.
Tallavana played Atlantis
Tuesday night.
Their next game will be against
Covenent Christian on Janurary 8.


Payer 1 The aeek

ft. F.,,Minroe


The Speckled Perch have gone crazy this
past week. Carl Keim of Bass Island
Campground here at'Wingate's caught 263
this past week alone on Jigs in deep water.
He said it was the best fishing he's ever had.
Amos Frazier and Don Logsdon brought em
in by the boatload too. Cliff Straughn of
Chattahoochee, FL caught lots of Perch on
Minnows, along with Russ Rodgers, Eddie
Ditto and Kelly Brown.
We can't complain about the ducks either.


Player LM Tn eWeek

West Gasds'den


Ron Goldsmith of Lake Oconee, GA and
Mike Harmon of Douglasville, GA brought
in 10 Ringnecks. Chris Jannakas and Keith'
Davis of Grey, GA brought in a bunch of
Ringnecks and Bluebills. Bill Estes and
Steve White of Duluth, GA brought in sever-.
al different breeds with help from good ole
Jake the Wonder Dog.
The Buckmaster's Disabled Hunt was
held down across the state line. Ray;
Krolokowski killed a 9 point buck using
only his mouth. It's pretty neat how they set;
those guys up to hunt. It takes a lot of vol-
unteers and man hours. Russell Smith and
Mike Laird are the two that put it on and it
takes them a whole year to get ready for the
next one.
The Hydrilla Gnats came in 2nd in the
Georgia Bass Club World Team
Championship on Lake Russell this week-
end. Mike Prindle, Andy Koundourakis;
Mike Sloan, Paul Tyre, Sean Neel and Billy'
"Gizmo" Roton made up the team, "The
Swarm". Congratulations boys, you made
us proud.


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Games Played at:
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Intermediate:
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WGHS wins, prepares
for big weeks

Coach Don White and his
West Gadsden team played one
game this past week, defeating
Port St. Joe 57-37. They will
need the rest as the team plays
two games this week and then
back to back travel tournaments
the weekends of December 27
and January 4.
Against PSJ, Tyesha Battles
hit a double double with 27
points and 12 rebounds. Kayla
Streeter, only a freshman, fin-
ished with 12 and Jasmine
Charleston was big on the
boards with a whopping 14
rebounds.
Tuesday night they travel to
Wewahitchka and Friday night
they travel to' Bainbridge High
School to attempt to avenge and
Thanksgiving tournament loss
to the Bearcats.
The team has been fundrais-
ing since summer for their back
to back weekend tournaments
out of town. The weekend
beginning on Thursday,
December 27 they are in the
State Farm Holiday Classic in
Ocala. The next weekend they
are participating in the River
City Classic in Jacksonville.
The team could still use more
monies for expenses so persons
or clubs interested in donating
can contact Don White at West
Gadsden High School (442-
9500).

Tallavana drops one to
Maranatha

Tallavana Christian Lady
Lion lost to Maranatha Christian
last week. Maranatha outscored
TCS 23-10 in the first half and
went on to an easy 54-20
Panhandle Christian Conference
win. Trish Garner and Kelsey
Ross combined for 18 points for
Tallavana.


Carter-Parramore loses
two

The growing pains for the
Carter Parramore girl's basket-
ball team are much more severe
than they are for the boys. CP
dropped to contests by lopsided
scores last week. The team first
lost to Aucilla Christian in a dis-
trict contest by a 50-12 score.
Next the team was a victim of a
much bigger and more experi-
enced Lincoln team. The score
for that game was 83-5.

Munroe wins fourth in
a row

The Munroe Lady Cats won
their fourth game in a row with
a win over Liberty County last
Monday night. After successive
wins over Carter Parramore,
Altha and John Paul, Munroe
defeated the Bulldogs 42-31.
The Lady Cats held a slim 22-16
lead at the half but pulled away
in the third and fourth quarters.
The Lady Cats were lead in
scoring by senior guard, Malorie
McKinnon. The three sport ath-
lete led with 13 points. Junior
Carrie Scott followed with 10
points. Crystal Wade pulled
down 13 rebounds to go with 9
points. Anna Dooner had a fine
all-around game with 7 points, 5
rebounds and four assists.
First year coach, Christy
Ulrich, said this about the
Liberty County game, "I was
also glad that we finally finished
the game with a strong fourth
quarter and after some early
problems with free throws we
made 5 out of 8 to help seal the
win."
The Lady Cats enter
Christmas break 6-3 with games
against Carter Parramore and
Liberty County when they
return on January 3. Christy
Ulrich, for one, is not looking
forward to the long break. "I am
really pleased with how we've


been playing so far and I hope
we can keep it up in the second
half of the season," she said.
"One of the hardest things about
the Christmas break is that just
when we started coming around
and playing are best we don't
play again for almost a month!"

EGHS goes 3-1 in long
week

The Lady Jaguars had an
exhausting week of basketball
but managed to go 3-1 despite
playing four games in six days.
Specific stats were unavailable
but East Gadsden defeated
Florida High easily 70-53 on
Tuesday night. On Wednesday
night the team limped through
for a 63-60 win over Rickards
without starting point guard
T'Erica Frost.
On Friday and Saturday the
Jaguars boys' and girls' teams
participated in the annual
Langston Christmas Classic at
Chipola Junior College in
Marianna. A tired Lady Jaguar
team playing without Dytesha
Francis fell 62-47 to ottondale.
The Lady Hornets; are one of the
hottest teams around sporting a
13-1 record. East Gadsden actu-
ally led by three at the half but
the Hornets stung for 33 third
quarter points and went on for
the win.
Coach Chariya Davis felt her
team was flat in the loss to
Cottondale. "We did a good jol
of executing our game plan
against Florida High. I don't
know what happened against
Cottondale except we were flat
and ran out of steam."
Saturday the team eked out a
48-47 win over Malone to move
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Midway officials complete course School board thanks church for


Above, Midway Mayor Delores Madison presents
Councilman Chuck Willis with a certificate from the Florida
Institute of Government for his completion of a course for elect-
ed municipal officials. Below,the mayor presents Councilwoman
Quintealia Cato with a certificate denoting her completion of
the course. (Photos by Leslie Roberts)


funding for student's surgery


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

East Gadsden High School
senior Andrew Roberts got an
early present this year.
Roberts, a student in Jeanie
Gergiulo's intensive reading
class, has had his share of loss-
*es, chief among them the death
of both parents last year.
Along with that, a disfigur-
ing scar on his ear convinced
him for years that he was unat-
tractive.
Now he knows better.
The Gadsden County
School Board thanked
Gergiulo and Tony Anderson,
music minister for Lake
Mystic Baptist Church in
Bristol, for arranging to pay
for plastic surgery so the youth
could face life without the fear
others would only see his scar.
Unfortunately, at least in
high school, that's all some
students did see, Gergiulo said.
"He was asking me what he
could do to have a normal sen-
ior picture," she said. "He has
always done well academical-
ly. But he always wore a hood-
ie. Other kids called him a
freak."
Gergiulo couldn't shake the
feeling that she had to find a
way to help Roberts. Keloid
scars ballooned on his ear sev-
eral years ago after an ear
piercing went awry.
"I went to the business
meeting at the church and
asked if they could help pay
for the surgery," she said. "He
is living with his aunt, and she
loves him but couldn't afford
the $600 for the surgery. She
took in all five of her sister's


Gadsden County School Board members Tuesday night thank East Gadsden High School
teacher Jeanie Gergiulo and Tony Anderson, music minister for Lake Mystic Baptist Church in
Bristol, for paying for surgery to repair the ear of a student in Gergiulo's class. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)
children." was able to find a way to help "That's what a little country
Anderson said there was lit- Roberts achieve his dream. church will do," she said.
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provide that service," he said.
Gergiulo drove Roberts to a i
consultation with a plastic sur-
geon she had contacted in i
Savannah. The next day, Nov. I
27, he had surgery to repair his
ear.
It took a while for the after .


effect to sink in, she said.
"He said, 'Ms. Gergiulo, am
I really handsome?'" she said.
"He has just started coming to
school without his hoodie on."
"It was amazing, the differ-
ence before and after,"
Anderson added.
Gergiulo is just grateful she


Kevin Goodson leaving QMT


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Quincy Music Theater
Managing Director Kevin Scott
Goodson gave his last call dur-
ing the Dec. 9 performance of
,'The King and I" at the Leaf
OFheater.
Come Jan. 6, he'll be taking
on a new role at the Northport
Music and Art Center in the
'Sarasota area.
S"My best friend from college
started the Northport Music and
Art Center ... it has taken off,"
Goodson said. "She asked
,recently if I would be interested
in coming and working with
her. I love her to death she's
,pretty much family."
Goodson will be a vocal,
,music and theater instructor at
the center, with plans to eventu-
ally conduct a children's choir.
Bill Mock, who currently
serves as technical director at
the Quincy Music Theater, will
:,serve as interim managing
director until a replacement for
,Goodson is found.
"He had. an opportunity at
another job in South Florida.
It's good for him, but bad for
us," Mock said. "We're sorry to
see him go but wish him the
best."
Mock has been with the the-
ater since its inception 25 years
ago, and served as interim man-
aging director prior to
Goodson's hiring.
Goodson's first foray into
'theater in Gadsden County
came in 2004, when he directed
;'Jesus Christ Superstar."
"I fell in love with the people
over here," he said in an earlier
interview.. "I sent in my resume
but at the time they weren't able
to have a paid director Bill
Mock was working gratis. After
that, I became interim executive
director at Tallahassee Little
Theater. When that was over, I
had another conversation with
the Quincy Music Theater board
about me coming over here.
And here I am."
Goodson started in October,
2006. He was instrumental in
bringing the Artist Series at the
Leaf to town, which thus far has
featured music by Trio con Brio
and the Big Bend Community
Orchestra.


Kevin Goodson
During its Dec. 16 concert,
the orchestra performed works
by Bach, Gershwin and Mozart
as well as traditional holiday
music to which the audience
sang along.
Members of BBCO also
brought around 25 gifts to
donate to Redeemed, Inc.,
which will in turn give the gifts
to Gadsden County children.
Goodson has worked with
numerous community theaters
throughout the Southeast
onstage, offstage and in admin-
istrative capacities. He has also
appeared as a featured vocalist


in several venues in the
Southeast with some of his per-
formances broadcast on
Peachstate public radio.
He performed a cameo role
in this season's production of
"Fiddler on the Roof," and said
he looks forward to performing
more.
"I am feeling pretty excited
(about the new job)," he said.
"I'm going to miss the folks
here but I've made enough
friends here to come back and
visit. The Sarasota area is very
up and coming as far as arts go.
I'll be able to perform more I
get a lot of energy from that."
Goodson also said he feels
like the theater's Board of
Directors has established a
momentum and is headed in the
right direction.
"I think the board is highly
engaged," he said. "One of the
last things I'll do here is to fin-
ish up a five-year strategic plan.
The board has a good, solid map
of where to go, and everybody
on the board, 100 percent,
believes in the plan."
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drugs, four vehicles and two racing
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the arrests were made in the early
morning hours while offenders

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were asleep. It is easier because
parole and probation officers can go
in a house or car and search for an
offender where we can't go in
without a warrant."
Operation Season's Greetings
represents the highest number of
arrests made in the county in less
than a month. Many of the violators
must. remain in jail at least for a
month because they have no bond.
Individuals can be re-arrested for
not paying court-ordered fines,
failure to keep appointments with
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Other crimes while on probation, or
failing drug tests. Some of those
arrested had multiple warrants.
There are currently outstanding
9,000 warrants, according to Corder


waiting to be served.
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are old traffic warrants that were
never served. We're in the process
of purging some, but more than
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and need to be served. A number pf
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the First Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall in.Quincy for a
chance to see Santa and the gifts
he brought them, with a little help
from the Quincy Kiwanis Club.
The Kiwanis Club has provided
Christmas presents for Gadsden


County children for more than 30
years. The children are selected
by teachers at local schools to
attend a luncheon and Christmas
gathering
This year, the Roberts F.
Munroe and the East Gadsden
High School key clubs helped
serve meals, clean up and chat
with youngsters eager to see the
presents awaiting them.
Speakers for the event included
First Baptist Church Pastor Gus


Spanos, Quincy Kiwanis Club
member Ken Martin and Gadsden
County Schools Superintendent
Reginald James.
"You're special, and since
you're special, we have a very
special treat for you," he told
children gathered for the event.
"Kiwanis has done this for over
30 years. They are working with
our most precious resource. That
is a fantastic record."


Jack and Greta Peacock lead in the singing of Christmas carols,
with a little help from Santa and two Stewart Street students.


Left,
Kiwanian
Ken Martin
speaks to the
students,
teachers and
helpers as the
program gets
under way.


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Obittuaries


Gallon, John, Jr

John Gallon,
Jr.; 81 of
Philadelphia,
PA, died
Sunday,
December 16th
at Albert
Einstein
Medical Center in Philadelphia,
PA. He was born June 16, 1926
in Chattahoochee, FL, son of
the late Mary Elisa Williams
Gallon and John Gallon, Sr.,
attended the public schools of
Gadsden County, honorably dis-
charged US Navy Veteran, mar-
ried Ms. Tellie Bob Sharpe on
May 17, 1947 in Bainbridge,
GA and they were very proud
parents and grandparents. He
was a resident of Philadelphia
for many years and was a civil
service employee with the
Teamsters Union. Graveside
services, with military honors,
will be Friday, December 21st,
11, AM at the UBA Cemetery in
Chattahoochee. Visitation will
be Thursday, December 20th, 5
to 7 at Madry Memorial Chapel.
Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel in charge of arrange-
ments, he is survived by
Stepson: Jesse L. (Glenda)
Sharpe of Omaha, NE; two
daughters: Helen Gallon Carr
and JoAnn Gallon (Milton)
Perkins both of San Antonio,
TX; Devoted caregiver and
granddaughter: Felicia Elliott of
Philadelphia, PA; three brothers:
Eddie Gallon, Sr. of Chicago,
IL; Solomon (Saul) Gallon and
William Henry Gallon of
Chattahoochee, FL; one sister:
Osceola Gallon Robinson of
Lawnside, NJ; Grandchildren:
Alana Carr of Phoenix,
AZ;Aniss D. Carr, Tanya
Perkins, Harvonya Perkins all of
San Antonio, TX; Former Son-
in-law: Reginald Carr of San
Santonio,TX; A host of nieces,
nephews, cousins other relatives
and.friends. He wa;sreceded in
death b\ his tormer wife.
daughter brother Andtt era..


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Funeral
Home


Jackson, Delia

Delia Jackson
72, of Quincy
died on
Wednesday,
Dec.12th in
Tallahassee,
Fl. Services
w e r e
Wednesday, Dec.19th at Mt.
Pilgrim P.B. Church with burial
at Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery.
Bradwell Mortuary was in
charge of arrangements; Delia
was born on April 6, 1935 to
Daisy Farmer and Roland
Jackson. She* was a retired
housekeeper; she attended
Gadsden County Public School.
She is survived by four daugh-
ters: Mary Jackson, Geneva
Penn, Frances Jackson and
Carolyn Jackson all of Quincy;
five sons: Sylvester Jackson,
James McGee, David Jackson,
Jerome Jackson and Antonio
Jackson all of Quincy; two sis-
ters: Louise Baker and Annie
Butler both of Quincy; twenty
grandchildren and eleven great-
grandchildren.

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Jackson, Jimmy, Jr

Jimmy Jackson, Jr. 38 died
Wednesday, Dec.5th in Quincy,
Fl. Services were Sunday,
Dec.9th at St. Stephens African
Methodist Episcopal Church in
Bristol.Fl. with burial at
Elizabeth Cemetery in
Chattahoochee,FL.. He is sur-
vived by three children: Jimmy
Jackson III, Ebony & Patrice
Jackson of Blountstown,
Mother and Father Alice &
Jimmy L. Jackson of
Chattahoochee, FL., one brother
Alexi D. Jackson of
Chattahoochee; fours sisters:
Priscilla Roach of St.
Petersburg, Sophia .L. Jackson
of Jacksonville, Ladonna
Jackson and Stephanie Brown
of Chattahoochee. A host of
aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews, relatives and sorrow-
ing friends.

Press, Edward Allen

Edward Allen Press, born in
Brooklyn, New York, October
13, 1947 passed away at his
home in Havana, Fl. on
December 8th after a long ill-
ness. Funeral services were held
at Cryptside in Culley's
MeadowWood Memorial Park,
700,Timberlane Road at 1:00
p.m. Friday, December 14th. A
reception was held for family
and friends at the American
Legion Vietnam Veterans
Building, 241 Lake Ella Drive
following the service. In lieu of
flowers, family suggested the
memorials be made to the
Tallahassee Chapter of Habitat
for Humanity, 2921 Roberts
Ave. Tallahassee, F1.32310 or to
St. Francis Wildlife Association,
P.O. Box 38160, Tallahassee,
and FL. 32315 or to the Vietnam
Veterans of America, Big Bend
Chapter 96, 241 Lake Ella
Drive. Mr.-Press grew up and
attended school in., Miami,
Florida. He graduated from
Miami-Dade Junior College and
then attended Florida State
University and earned a degree
in Rehabilitative Services. He
worked for many years at Leon
County Parks and Recreation
Department and for Leon
Association for Retarded
Citizens in Tallahassee. He also
worked for fourteen years as a
Rehabilitation Therapist
Supervisor at Florida State
Hospital in Chattahoochee,
Florida retiring in 2002. Edward
Press is survived by his wife of
thirty-six years, Patricia; two
sons: Matthew and Michael
both of Havana; sister-in-laws:
Carol Franchi of Havana; other
survivors include his nephew:
Sky Press (Cyndi) of Portland,
Oregon; brother-in-law: Dennis
Williams and sons: Brian and
Bradley Williams; brother-in-
law and sister-in-law: Mark and
Catherine Rosenfeld and their
kids Jason and Rachel of
Wesley Chapel, Florida. Mr.
Press enjoyed many activities
with his family and friends over
the years, including travel,
music, sports, pets, fishing and
friendships. He was a soccer
dad for both of his son's soccer
teams and was loved and cher-
ished by his soccer family. He
was great conversationalist and
had many friends who will miss
his gregarious and fun-loving
spirit.


Levy, Edward A.

Edward A.
Levy 55, son
of Rose May
Levy and the
late Dr. Sidney i
W. Levy all
formerly of
Quincy, Fl.
died Nov.29th in Houston,
Texas, after a brief and severe
battle with cancer.4 He is sur-
vived by his mother of Houston,
Texas, his sister Irene Levy of
Tampa, Fl. and his sons Sidney
W. Levy II of Atlanta and
Edward McDonald Levy of
Augusta, Georgia. He was born
May 5, 1952 in Gainesville, Fl.
He lived in Quincy and Tampa
before graduating from Wofford
University, where he was presi-
dent of Kappa Alpha fraternity.
During the succeeding years he
was an executive in the elec-
tronics and communication
industries. He was preceded in
death by his father and his sister
Rachel Levy Kennington.
Edward's grandparents were
Edward Q. May and Blanche
Wedeles May both natives of
Quincy and Dr. and Mrs.
Abraham Levy of New York
City. Many cousins and friends
remain in the Quincy and
Tallahassee area; they will
remember how much he
enjoyed golf and his wonderful
way with people. A memorial
service and burial took place on
Dec.2nd in Houston.
Contributions in his memory
may be made to the Jewish
Federation of Greater Houston,
5603 South Braeswood,
Houston, Texas 77096 or to the
American Cancer Society.
Houston Jewish Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.


Trust God Ministries 16
W. Jefferson St.

Trust God Ministries would
like to invite you to their 1st
Annual Christmas Program on
Sunday, Dec.23rd at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor union will be hqld, at
Trust God Ministries Sunday,
Dec.23rd at 4:00 p.m. Also 5th
Sunday, Dec.30th at 6:00p.m.
1st Annual Men of Valor
Program will be held. Come
One Come All and be blessed.
For information please feel free
to call 850-856-5326


Summit aims

at reducing

gang activity

Attorney General Bill
McCollum will bring together
statewide policymakers and
stakeholders for a two-day Gang
Reduction Strategy Summit in
Tallahassee beginning on
December 17. Designed to
obtain input from stakeholders
and other interested parties
across the state, the summit is
the next step in developing a
Statewide Gang Reduction
Strategy.
"Gang activity and violence is
escalating in Florida and each
area of our state is impacted in
different ways. The goal of the
summit is to bring together
community leaders from around
the state to share their experi-
ences with, gang related prob-
lems. This exchange of infor-
mation will ultimately set the
foundation for our Statewide
Gang Reduction Strategy," said
Attorney General McCollum.
Attorney General McCollum
will open the summit in the
morning at 10:00 a.m. Remarks
will also be given by members
of. his Statewide Gang
Reduction Strategy Executive


Group including FDLE
Commissioner Gerald Bailey,
Education Commissioner Eric
Smith, Secretary James
McDonough, Department of
Corrections, Assistant Secretary
Ken Pifer, Department of
Juvenile Justice, Colonel Bill
Janes, Office of Drug Control,
Colonel John Czernis, Florida
Highway Patrol, Sheriff Joey
Dobson, Sheriff Larry
Campbell and State Attorney
Willie Meggs.


QPD looking for 'Explorers'


The Quincy Police Department Candidates with a criminal histo-
is seeking youth ages 14-21 to ry will not be considered, when
participate in the Explores reporting for the interview, candi-
Program. This program is design dates must be on time, dress neat-
to familiarize youth who wish to ly and must be accompanied by a
pursue a career in Law parent or guardian (if candidate is
Enforcement with an opportunity a minor). Candidates must bring
to experience first hand class- to the interview: A letter stating
room training through the-ride'-riI/her reasons for wanting to be
along program. Explorer candi- ahnExplorer, Description of their
dates must have successfully generall character, what you
completed: 8th grade with a grade believe you can gain and con-
point average of "c" or higher. tribute to the programs. The first
All candidates are subject to a meeting will be January 3, 2008
background check with possible at 7pm at the Quincy Police
interviews with family member, Department, this meeting will be
friends, neighbors, teachers, a social meet and greet. Returning
school administrators and etc. members will interact with new


candidates and meet their advi-
sors; all candidates must attend
the first meeting. Explorers are
responsible for their own trans-
portation, unless prior arrange-
ments have been made. Explorers
will not participate in any type of
illegal activity of any sort, if any i
-young men or women who are-
interested in becoming an
Explorer, please contact Officer
Barber (6am-4pm) at the Quincy
Police Department at 850-627-
7111 or hbarber@myqincy.net,
which is located at 121 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Fl.
Thanks in advance,' Harold'"
Barber


Boyd announces Apalachee council grant

Funding will be used to promote economic development in North Fla.


WASHINGTON, D.C.-
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) today announced
that the U.S. Department of
Commerce's Economic
Development Administration
has awarded a federal grant in
the amount of $159,000 to the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council. The, investment sup-
ports development and imple-
mentation of a comprehensive
economic development strategy
in the region served by the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, which comprises
Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon,
Liberty, and Wakulla Courities.
"I have always said that when
neighboring counties and com-
munities of interest come
together, it's a good thing," said
Congressman Boyd. "By focus-
ing on regional development
and problem solving, the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council can help to encourage
new jobs, attract new invest-
ments, and bring new folks to
our area. This grant is great
news for North Florida."


The Apalachee Regional
Planning Council will bring
together the public and private
Sectors in the creation of a
development planning frame-
work to diversify and strengthen
the regional economy.
The U.S. Department of
Commerce's Economic'
Development Administration
serves as a venture capital
resource to meet the economic
development needs of distressed
communities throughout the


United States. Their mission is
to lead the federal economic
development agenda by promot- :
ing innovation and competitive-
ness, preparing American
regions for growth and success
in the worldwide economy.
More information about the
grant for the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council can
be found here:
https://gns.ocs.doc.gov/pub-
lic/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=
qwt0in810g.


In Loving Memory


William Wastell Francis, Sn
Aug. 28, 1920 Dec. 18, 2003

A loving husband
and father
You are truly missed


Love,
Devoted wife, children, grands andgreat grandchildren
" o ,Willie L. Francis, Janice, Michael, Billy and Shelia
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Changing Life
Outreach Ministries
retreat /

Changing Life Outreach
Ministries will like to invite you
to our yearly retreat to Nassau
Bahamas. Everyone who wants
to attend is invited.
The prices of the retreat or as
follows:
The price rate for each individ-
ual will be $250 per person and
the third and fourth person per
room only has to pay $180 per
person for the interior room
view., TJhe .p~c.es.fe.o.p.c.aen.
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...The website
address to register is www.fun-
seas.com/clm and everyone is
welcome to attend. The charter
bus will be at least $10 per per-
son.
This is a trip that you would
not want to miss. All moneys are
paid directly to the cruise line at
the website
www.funseas.com/clm by check
or credit card. Please reserve
your place today.
There is still time to register
for the event. The time frame for
the deposit have been extended
for an extra week. The first
deposit is due on December 24th
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 only if you
want to know more information
about the trip
Evangelist Tammy Mcghee
850-222-5928
850-363-3182
Prophetess Karen Washington
850 627 2341
850 590 6603
Pastor Brenda Williams
850-980-3542

Church of Jesus Christ
Holy Mission Pentecostal

Church of Jesus Christ Holy
Mission Pentecostal
Presiding Elder James M.
Jones-Pastor
Upcoming Church News
Dec.23rd-4th Sunday
Fellowship Services -at 11:30
a.m.
Dec.28th-30th 5th Sunday
Union
Friday nite Dec.28th Women's
Night 7:30 p.m., Saturday nite
Dec.29th Youth night 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Morning Dec.30th
Church Services 11:30 a.m.


Dec.30th 5th Sunday Night
6:00p.m. Our Guest Speaker-
Prophet/Apostle Reginald
Burnett of Tallahassee, Fl.
Dec.31st Watch Night Service
9:30 p.m.

Book-signing a success

Evangelist Kimberly Bush
Crews, along with Angles of
Light Unique Boutique and
Praise With A Purpose, would
like to take this opportunity to
express their most sincere appre-
ciation to everyone who came
out to make the Book Signing'
suc a"igreat"succe s'."' .' '.

Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist
Church

Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church
2718 Attapulgus Highway
Quincy, Florida 32352
850-627-6363 office
850-627-1728 fax
The Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Youth
Ministry will present it Annual
Christmas Program on Saturday,
December 22nd at 5 p.m. The
Theme this year is "The Greatest
Gift." Please come out and wor-
ship with the Second Elizabeth
Church family as we celebrate
the birth of our Lord and Savior.
To give meaning to Christmas,
give Christ first place. Second
Elizabeth is located at 2718
Attapulgus Highway, Quincy,
Rev. Dr. General Bryant, pastor;
Patrice Brown, Youth Director

House of Comfort and
Refuge Ministries

House of Comfort and Refuge
Ministries celebrates the end of
2Q07 with tent revival services
and you are invited to come and
share in these God-ordained
anointed services. The Lord's
chosen vessel and messenger for
this revival is national recording
artist and evangelist, Tanya
Wilburn of Havana, Fl.
Evangelist Wilburn has minis-
tered around the country and
will "cry aloud and spare not"
what thus saith the Lord.
Services will be held nightly at
7:30 p.m. beginning Thursday,
Dec.27th through Saturday,
Dec.29th. Come and be blessed
as she preaches, teach and pray
for the healing and spiritual
deliverance of God's people.
The tent is located on US-27
north; approximately 1 mile
north of the Town of Havana.


For additional information
please contact Pastor Lionel
Leonard at 850-321-7673

Mattie Jones giveaway

The Mattie Jones Missionary
Society sponsoring a toys and
books give away for tots on
Saturday December 22,11 A.m.
until 1 PM in the church fellow-
ship hall.Please bring your little
ones. Contact person-Sister
Emma Baker

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.
Church school, Sunday morning
@9:30 a.m. morning worship
service Sunday morning @
11:00 a.m. Theme: "Christ The
Saviour is Born". The Mass
Choir will render the Christmas
Selection. The Clothes ClOset
and food pantry is available for
those needing this service; we
were able to serve a family of
eight this week. If you need this.
service please call 627-8442 for
assistance. For unto us a child is
born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his
shoulder: and his name Shall be
called Wonderful, Counselior,
The Mighty God, The
Everlasting Father, The Prince
of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Have a
Blessed Holiday Season.

Total Man Ministries
revival

Total Man Ministries GOGIC,
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Evangelist Lula Wright of
Sarasot, FL in Revival. Prayer
services will be Monday,
Dec.24th through Friday,
Dec.28th at 12:00 p.m. and
6:00p.m. daily. Evangelist
Wright will minister the word in
the 7:30p.m. Services Friday,
Dec.28th and Saturday,
Dec.29th as well as the Sunday
morning service Dec.30th. There
will also be a Prayer Summit on
Saturday beginning at 12:00
noon. Come out and be blessed
of the Lord. Total Man
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Christmas traditions include celebrating the birth of Chnst hanging wreaths and holly, decorating cut fir trees, baking cookies and special foods, singing Christmas Carols,
hanging strands of bright Christmas lights, sending out cards, exchanging gifts with loved ones and preparing for Santa Claus.
Some people associate snow with Christmas, because it is usually cold where they live As a result, it often snows in December Many Christmas Carols mention people
enjoying a "White Christmas." Frosty the Snowman is a popular children's Christmas character. In the Southern Hemisphere, where it is Summer dunng our Winter months,
people still celebrate the holiday. Though it is not cold where they live, they still have Iraditions :hat make the season special. People also associate fir trees with Christmas
In ancient times, trees were used to symbolize life and warmth during the cold winterdarkness. 'In Northern Europe. there was a festival that was held on December 21to
celebrate that the shortest day of the year had passed. It has been said that the modem Christmas tree tradition was started in Germany in the Middle Ages. The tradition
was then passed on to future generations and remains with us today.
Perhaps the most exciting part of Christmas for children is the Legend of Saint Nick. This legend began several hundred years ago with Saint Nicholas, a man who was
credited with performing many miracles In Germany, he is known as Kns Knngle In many other parts of the world, including the U S he is known as Santa Claus, His
legend spread across Europe and then to the rest of the world, as he became famous for giving children gifts and performing miracles on Christmas Eve!
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If you would like to share news about
your family, social or organization's activi-
ties you may submit news and photos to
gctimes@comcast.net. People items are
free of charge, but must be received by 9
a.m. Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
627-7191 or brought to our office at 15 S.


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Orchestra brings gifts, music


As part of the Artist Series at
the Leaf, The Big Bend
Community Orchestra offered a
concert of music to set the season
including works by 'Bach,
Gershwin, and Mozart. Although
the concert itself was a musical
gift to the community, it wasn't


the only gift that the orchestra
brought to Gadsden County.
Members of the BBCO brought
over 25 gifts for children in the
Gadsden County area which were
in turn donated to Redeemed, Inc.
The gift bags lined the stage to
provide not only a dash of


holiday decoration, but also a
dash of Christmas good will. The
concert was enjoyed by over 60
patrons and was a great
community event as voices were
raised in a sing-a-long which
included many favorite holiday
tunes.


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Bainbridge River Run set for January 5


What: Kiwanis River Run 5K
& 10K
When: Saturday, January 05,
2008, 09:00 AM
Where: Earle May Boat Basin -
100 Earle May Boat Basin Circle
Bainbridge, GA 39817
The Kiwanis Club of
Bainbridge is hostng the 4th
annual River Run at the Earle
May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, GA.


located along the beautiful Flint
River. A 5K and 10K run will
begin at 9:00 AM EST.
Registration table opens at 7:30
AM. 10K course is certified by
USATF. Long sleeve logo event
shirts provided to first 100
registrants.
The course takes runners along
the Flint River, through a
campground, and along a wooded
nature trail. 10K runners have a


challenge in a short hill at the 4
mile point. Distinctive awards
will be presented to top male &
female finishers plus 3 deep
recognition of top finishers in
each division.
Fees:
$12, Race Day $15
Online Registration Closes:
01/02/08 09:00 PM
pre-register at active.com


ABOUT FACE! program looking for recruits


Operation ABOUT FACE!
Announces its need to recruit
Teens between the ages of 13-17
to participate in its after-School
Program in Quincy!!! Operation


ABOUT FACE! is currently
recruiting participants for our
Spring 1 session! Candidates
must be between the ages of 13-
17 and receive benefits through


Department of Children and
Families to get paid to learn the
most significant requirements for
success in the business world
today! Operation ABOUT FACE!
Curriculum is in an activity-based
-and fun format that allows the
students to relate topics to real
world experiences and perform
those skills in hands-on activities.
By addressing the three major
objectives necessary for success
in real like; educational
preparation, functional life skills,
and work experience skills,
Operation ABOUT FACE! Offers
the participant a chance to grow,
have fun and get paid all in one!
For more information on the
Opertion ABOUT FACE!
Program; please contact Alvin C.
Price, Quincy Site Manager, at
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Pictured left to right; Angela Wright and Leah Edwards Harrison.


'Harrison, Wright join Covenant Hospice


Leah Edwards Harrison and
Angela Wright recently joined
Covenant Hospice.
Harrison, a 2000 graduate of
Robert F. Munroe, recently joined
Covenant Hospice as the Grants
Manager in the corporate office
located in Pensacola. She
graduated from the University of
West Florida in 2004 with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Public
Relations and a minor in Pre-
Law. After graduation, she began
writing grants for the Gadsden
County Chamber of Commerce.


Prior to Covenant,. Harrison
served as Media &
Communications Manager for the
Pensacola Bay Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau.
Angela Wright, a graduate of
Greensboro High School in 1995,
joined Covenant Hospice as the
Tallahassee branch receptionist.
Wright is currently srudying
criminal, ,-justice. at. Keiser
Universii, Drio to Covenant. she
worked for the Gadsden
Community Hospital as a patient
account manager for five years.


Quincy residents Rache'l
Layerd, Development and Public
Relations manager, Stacy
Timmons, LPN, Zuleika
Lockwood, LPN, and Yumico
Smith, HHA are also members of
the Covenant Hospice team.
Covenant Hospice currently
serves over 1,300 patients daily
and is a not-tor-profit
organiza nt dedicated to
pro d* '" comprehensive,
compassionate care to patient
and loved ones facing, life-
limiting illnesses.


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QUINCY-GADSDEN AIRPORT AUTHORITY
NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed proposals will be received by the Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority until
4:00 p.m. EDST, December 14, 2007 at the office of the Quincy Municipal
Airport, 1300 Airport Drive, Quincy, FL 32351 (Hand-delivery or overnight
courier ONLY).

All proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Quincy-
Gadsden Airport Authority's next regularly scheduled monthly meeting
held on January 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM EDST at the Quincy-Gadsden Airport
Terminal building.

Bidders are invited to submit proposals for:

THE EQUIPMENT, ENGINEERING, INSTALLATION, AND TESTING
OF A TYPE III AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM
(AWOS) AT THE QUINCY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Firm reputation, quality of equipment proposed, and price will be considered in
the selection of the bidder. Questions' may be directed to the Quincy-Gadsden
Airport Authority by phone at (850) 627-0217 or by email at
quincyairport@tds.net.

The Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority, in accordance with Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42U.S.C. 2000d) and 49 CFR, Part 26 Participation by
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs,
hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that disadvantaged
business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to
this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race,
color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award:

No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of Proposals for a
period of ninety (90) days.

The Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority reserves the right to waive any infor-
malities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from
awarding the Contract for the Work.


Dated: December 13. 2007


By: Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority


END NOTICE TO BIDDERS


Gadsden County

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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 07-
001239-CA-A

U.S. BANK, N.A., SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER
TO THE LEADER
MORTGAGE COMPANY
Plaintiff,

v.

KEISHA R. BATTLE,
UNKNOWN SPOUSR
OF KEISHA R. BITTLE;
and all unknown parties
claiming by, through,
under or against the
herein named
Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or
alive, whether said
unknown parties claim
as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or
other claimants; TEN-
ANT #1 an/or TENANT
#2, the parties intended
to account for the person
or persons in posses-
sion; FLORIDA HOUS-
ING FINANCE CORPO-
RATION; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA,
DEPARTMENT OF
HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
December 4, 2007 in this
cause, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in GADS-
DEN County, Florida
described as:
LOT 9 BLOCK "K" OF
HILLSIDE PARK UNIT
NO. 2, ALL LAND LYING
AND BEING IN SEC-
TION 7, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 3
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 744 BW ROBERTS
ST, QUINCY, FL 32351
at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the court-
house square, on the
South side, facing US
HWY 90, at the Gadsden
County Courthouse
located at East Jefferson
Stree, Quincy, Florida, at
11:00 o'clock a.m., on
January 17, 2008.
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 at
Quincy, Florida this 5th
day of December, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
12/13,12/20-07

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

-IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FRO
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO,:
07-001039-CAA

CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff.

Vs.

ANGELA BROWN a/k/a
ANGELA DENISE
BROWN; UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE
RURAL HOUSING SER-
VICE; GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S)
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER
45

NOTICE is given pur-
suant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 4,
2007, in Case No. 07-
001039-CAA, of the
Circuit Court of the


OAA Program Manager

The Gadsden County Senior Center is now seeking a highly motivated
person to work with our seniors at our congregate site(s) and the home-
bound clients who are not able to attend the center. Duties include but
not limited to Information & Referrals, Client Assessments, Monthly
Calendars,Visiting Meal Sites, Monthly Reports, Client Data/CIRTS, In-
kind Reports. Must have a high school diploma and 2 years of experi-
ences in working with seniors. This person will report to the Executive
Director. For more information, please call Julia West @ 627-3393
ext:229


Office Manager

The Gadsden County Senior Center is now seeking for a highly qualified
person who is motivated to join our administrative staff. This person
requires working very closely with the Executive Director to ensure a
smooth office operation. Jobs functions include/not limited to manage
.mail, telephone, clients, vendors, staffing implementation, grants writ-
ing, computer programs, systems & procedures, performing general
office duties, cross train for billing purposes and quality control. Assist
with the payables and receivables fiscal GSS policy. Must have a high
school diploma or 3 years of administrative experience. For more infor-
mation, please call Julia West @ 627-3393 ext:229.


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Pottery Cards for all occasions
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LEAL


Second Judicial Circuit,
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, in which
CAPITAL CITY BANK is
the Plaintiff and
ANGELA BROWN a/k/a
ANGELA DENISE
BROWN, UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE
HOUSING SERVICE
and GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the South
door of the Gadsden
County Courthouse in
Quincy, Gadsden
County, Florida at 11:00
a.m.. on January 22,
2008. The property set
forth in the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
and more particularly
,described as follows:
Lot 4, Block "C", OAK
PARK SUBDIVISION,
according to a plat of
said subdivision filed in
the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida, in Plat Book One
(1), Page 156. Said lot
being a part of the
Northeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of
Section 17, Township 2
North, Range 3 West,
and being in the County
of Gadsden and State of
Florida. Dated
December 4, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)


By: Pam K Carter
Deputy Clerk
12/13,12/20-07

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA File Number:
07000538CPA Probate
Division




IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES FRANCIS ECK-
HART,
Deceased.



NOTICE TO CREDI-

TORS
The administration of the
estate of James Francis
Eckhart, deceased, File
Number 07000538CPA,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, the
address of which is 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The name and address
of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.
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-
tion 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 and persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is
December 13, 2007.



Richard M. Benham
Benham Hardee, PA.
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 13249

2804 Remington Green
Circle Suite 4
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
Telephone: 850/386-
1871

P e r s o n a
Representative:
Eva C. Torrence
303 Mountain View
Sunrise Beach, Texas
78643

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-1307-
CAA

21ST MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,,

Vs.

TEMEKIA GRAHAM;
THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TAMEKIA
GRAHAM; CHRISTO-
PHER GRAHAM; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHRISTOPHER
GRAHAM; LILLIAN W.
TAYLOR; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LILLIAN W. TAYLOR;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE
R E S P ECTI V'E
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D EVI S E ES,


GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-.
TORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT.,.
#1; UNKNOWN. TEN-
ANT #2
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in
the above styled cause,
in the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the
property situate in
Gadsden County
Florida, described as:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF
SECTION 12, TOWN-
SHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE
3 WEST, GADASDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN THENCE
EAST 300.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH
264.00 FEET; THENCE
WEST 300.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH
264.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
To include a: 2002 OAK-
WOOD MOBILE HOME
V I N
HOGA20K03816899370
09 A/K/A 20 Joe Carter
Lane Midway, FL 32343.
At public sale to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, South front
door, 10 East Jefferson
Street Quincy, Florida
32351 at 11:00 AM, on
January 15, 2008.
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. Witness,
my hand and seal of this
court on the 5th day of
December, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT

(SEAL)

BY Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
12/13,12/20-07

In accordance with the
American with
Disabilities Act of 1990,
persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to
participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770
(voice), via Florida Relay
Service.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA PROBATE DIVISION


FILE NO 07-42-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY LEE HILL,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAV-...
ING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified
that an Order of
Summary Administration
has been entered in the
estate of MARY LEE
HILL, deceased, File
Number 07-452-CPA,
by the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box,,
Quincy, Florida 32353;
that the decedent's date
of death was June 14,
2007; that the total value
of the estate is approxi-
mately $4,750.00, and
that the names and
address of those to
whom it has been
assigned by such order
are:

Morris Thomas
709 Brickyard Road
Tallahassee, Florida
32343

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of theestate
of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or
demands against the
estate of the decedent
other than those for
whom provision for full
payment was made in
the Order of. Summary
Administration must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBTE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICA-
BLE TIME PERIOD,
ANY CLAIMED FILEDT-
WO (2) YEARS QR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is
December 20, 2007.

Attorney for Person
Giving Notice:
Jana E.
McConnaughhay
Florida Bar Number:
0995487
McConnaughhay Law
Group, P.A.
1709 Hermitage Blvd.,
Suite 102
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
Telephone (850) 385-
1246

Anjali Austin
918 Millard street
Tallahassee, Florida


32301

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY GENERAL CIVIL
.DIVISION ,.

WELLS FARGO FINAN-
CIAL SYSTEM FLORI-
DA, INC.
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ROGERS LEWIS, JR.
'A/K/A ROGER LEWIS,
JR.; DENISE L. LEWIS
A/K/A DENISE LEWIS;
AND UNKNOWN
OCCUPANTS, TEN-
ANTS, OWNERS, AND
OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, including, if a
named defendant is
deceased, the personal
representatives, the sur-
viving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other
parties claiming by,
through, under or
against that defendant,
and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural
or corporate, or whose-
exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under
any of the above named
or described defendants,
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to the
Order or Final Judgment
entered in this cause, in
the Circuit Court of
Gadsden County,
Florida, I will.sell the
property situated in
Gadsden County,
Florida, described as:
A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING A
PART OF THE LANDS
AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 2, PAGE 293 OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ALSO SAID PAR-
CEL LYING IN THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 8, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 2
WEST, OF SAID COUN-
TY AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS
AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(FOUND) MARKING
THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SAID
LANDS, ALSO SAID
POINT MARKING THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT 7, BLOCK "A"
OF FOREST HILLS, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
215 OF SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS AND RUN;


THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 40 MINUTES
23 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE NORTH-
ERN BOUNDARY OF
SAID LANDS, A DIS-
TANCE OF 639.56
FEETTO AN IRON PIPE
(FOUND) ON THE
WESTERLY MAIN-'
TAINED RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY OF A
COUNTY ROADWAY
KNOWN AS JAMIESON
ROAD, ALSO SAID
POINT MARKING THE
NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SAID LANDS;
THENCE SOUTHERLY
ALONG SAID WESTER-
LY MAINTAINED
RIGHT-OF -WAY
BOUNDARY AS FOL-
LOWS: THENCE
SOUTH 04 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS WEST 20.94
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (SET)
FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM
THE SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 04
DEGREES 53 MINUTES
40 SECONDS WEST
126.53 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(SET); THENCE LEAV-
ING SAID WESTRELY
MAINTAINED RIGHT-
OF-WAY BOUNDARY
AND RUN NORTH 86
DEGREES 56 MINUTES
33 SECONDS WEST
251.99 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT
(SET); THENCE NORTH
04 DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 33 SECONDS
EAST 122.45 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT (SET); THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES
40 MINUTES 23 SEC-
ONDS EAST 83.57
FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (SET);
THENCE SOUTH 86
DEGREES 38 MINUTES
55 SECONDS EAST
169.20 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the South
front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
a.m. on January 10,
2008.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS,
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK OF
COURT WITHIN 60
DAYS- AFTER THE
SALE. DATED this 4 day
of December, 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk


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12/13,12/20-07

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

BANK OF NEW YORK
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLD-
ERS CWALT, INC.
ALTERNATIVE LOAN "
TRUST 2006-J8 MORT- '
GAGE PASS-THROUGH "
CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-J8
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ANGELA .POOLE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANGELA POOLE;
UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II;
,MIDWAY FOREST
HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC., 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,

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given
that the undersigned
Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
Florida will on the 10th
day of January, 2008, at
11:00 o'clock A.M. at the
South front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse in Quincy,
Florida offer for the sale
and sell at public outcry
to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the.fol-
lowing described proper-
ty situate in Gadsden
County, Florida:
LOT 19, BLOCK "A",
MIDWAY FOREST,
Phase I & II, according to
the. Plat thereof as
recorded in.Plat Book 2,
Page 61, of the Putlcic
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final
Judgment entered in a
case pending in said
Court, the style of which
is indicated above.
Any person or entity
claiming an interest in
the surplus, if any, result-
ing from the foreclosure
sale, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens, must
file a claim on same with
the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclo-
sure sale.
WITNESS my hand and
official seal of said Court
this 5th day of
December, 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


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Each office independently owned
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(SEAL)
BY: Pam K Carter
Deputy Clerk
12/13,12/20-07
IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-


OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-001123
CAA DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., AS TRUTEE FOR


AL


SumnierW"nd


in Liberty Co.
Nature abounds on
these lovely lots
near Apalachicola
National Forest
Features paved
roads with county
water and Talquin
electric. Great
owntr financing
available' $25.900.


FOR
LEASE

Office Space
300 5,000
sq. ft.

Call
627-7375



OPTION ONE MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST
2001-C, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-
C,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
CALVIN RAY A/K/A
CALVIN A. RAY, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE


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850-222-2166 tel.
850-222- 7102 fax
www.wmlileeoco i
Call Donna Card
85o-508-12-35


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IE AS


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 03,
2007 and entered in
Case No. 07-001123
CAA of the Circuit Court
of the SECOND Judicial
Circuit in and for GADS-
DEN County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR
OPTION ONE MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST
2001-C, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-
C, is the Plaintiff and
CALVIN A. RAY; LORET-
TA RAY; 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
11:00AM, on the 22 day
of January, 2008. The
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:


A PARCEL OR TRACT
OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 5, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCE AT A 2
INCH FOUND IRON
PIPE KNOWN AS
MARKING THE SOUTH-
WEST' CORNER OF
SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 AND RUN;
THENCE EAST ALONG
THE SOUTHERN
BOUNDARY OF SAID
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4
A DISTANCE OF 210.42
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
REBAR WITH CAP
(PSM #3031) FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG


For Rent

3,600 sq ft. Office Space

in Quincy

Previously used as church.

Call 627-7375

or 933-1903


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

www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7565 or 778-7980


SAID SOUTHERN
BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 100.00 FEET
TO A FOUND IRON
PIPE (3/4 INCH);
THENCE NORTH
105.00 FEET TO A 5/8
INCH REBAR WITH
CAP (PSM #3031);
THENCE WEST 100.00
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH
REBAR WITH CAP
(PSM #3031); THENCE
SOUTH 105.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. A/K/A 59
HOLBLEY AVENUE,
GRETNA, FL 32332.
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 sale. WIT-
NESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court .on


December 4, 2007.


Nicholas Thomr
Clerk of the Cir
(SEAL)
By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
12/13,12/20-07
IN THE
COURT OF TI
OND JUDICI/
CUIT, IN AN
GADSDEN
CASE NO. 2
CAA


FOCUS
UNION,
Plaintiff,
Vs.


BRIAN THOM/
NESIA T
FARMERS HO


as
cult Court


Home For Sale
1301 Dogwood Drive,
Havana, FL
2,440 sqft. 4 bedrooms,
3 baths / 2.1 acres.
Price $275,000 or make offer
Call (850) 402-8015
Realtors Welcome


2608 Providence Road off Hosford Hwy,
Newly renovated 4/1 block home,
refrigerator/stove/garbage pickup.
Section 8 accepted. '725/month,
1 year lease/deposit/s25 application.
.229-248-1612.

A


NITURE AND UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA,
DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY, INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE


Notice is herby given that
rthe undersigned, Clerk of
Circuit Court, Gadsden
County, Florida, will on
CIRCUIT the 9th day of January,
HE SEC- 2008, at 11:00 am, at the
AL CIR- South door of the
AD FOR Gadsden County
COUNTY Courthouse, Quincy,
007-176-Florida, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry, one
by one, to the. highest
CREDIT bidder for cash, the prop-
erty located in Gadsden
County, Florida, as fol-
lows: Exhibit "A"
Tracts 77 and 78, Block
A of HILLSIDE FARMS
AS, CAR- SUBDIVISION, accord-
THOMAS, ing to the Plat thereof as
M recorded in Plat Book 1,
ME FUR- Page(s) 201-203, of the


Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida. Together with a
1984 Show Mobile
Home, I.D. #
SHS2WGA17846145B2
SHSGA17846145A, as
part of the real property
herein, mortgaged.
Pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on December 3,
2007, in the above styled
cause, pending in said
Court. Any person claim-
ing an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file
a claim with 60 days
after the sale.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Circuit Court
(SEAL)
By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
12/13,12/20-07


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CHICAGO, IL December 14,
2007-Throughout the. year,
many people look forward to
celebrating the holiday season
with family and friends. While
these times can be joyous, they
can also provide the opportunity
to drink more than usual, which
can cause the onset of a hangover
headache.
To help avoid or lessen the
suffering associated with
hangover headaches that often
accompany these annual
festivities, the NHF offers some
advice and a headache-free drink
recipe.
If you choose to drink alcohol,
do so in moderation. Try to sip
your drink slowly. Mixed drinks
containing fruit or vegetable
juices will probably have less
effect than straight alcohol.
Avoid red wine, which contains
naturally occurring chemicals
called congeners. Forty-one
percent of survey respondents
listed red wine as the type of
alcoholic beverage that most
frequently causes headaches.
Congeners impart the specific
characteristic tastes to different
types of wine and other alcoholic
beverages. Unfortunately, they
also may play a role in causing
headaches. Congeners are more
common in red than white wine.
Also, it is advisable to reduce the
actual number of alcoholic
beverages you consume. Spend
time catching up with an old
friend at the snack table with a
soda or glass of water.
Eat some honey. Honey
supplies fructose, a sugar that
helps the body metabolize
alcohol, is rich in vitamin B6 and


can reduce hangover symptoms.
Two tablespoons of honey on a
cracker or piece of toast, before or
after drinking, may prevent a
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good source of fructose, also
allows the body to bur alcohol
faster. The sugar in fruit and fruit
juices may also reduce some
symptoms of hangover, so
consumption of these products
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Drink fluids containing minerals
and salts. Liquids rich in
minerals and salts offer relief
from the dehydration caused by
alcohol consumption. A cup of
broth or bouillon, for example,
will replace fluid and will not
cause nausea. In general,
replacement of fluids with
beverages, such as sports drinks
or water, is helpful.
Drink a cup of coffee. Caffeine
may provide some relief in
alleviating the headache
symptoms and decreasing the
duration of pain. The'caffeine
acts as a vasoconstrictor and eases
the dilated blood vessels.
Consider drinking a cup of coffee
as soon as you wake up the next
morning.
Take ibuprofen. While aspirin
is okay, ibuprofen is typically less
irritating to the stomach and can
also ease the pain of hangover
headache.
Alternate non-alcoholic
beverages with alcoholic
beverages. Drinking one non-
alcoholic beverage between each
alcoholic beverage reduces
overall alcohol consumption and
helps replenish fluids. An easy
way to achieve this is asking for a
glass of water in addition to your


alcoholic beverage of choice
when ordering a drink at the bar.
Eat greasy food before
consuming alcohol. While it is
wise to be health-conscious and
avoid too much of these foods in
general, this is a situation where
eating fatty foods may be helpful.
If consumed prior to drinking
alcohol, these foods help line the
intestines, which causes alcohol
absorption to take longer. In
other words, a burger or burrito
before your beer or Bloody Mary
might be beneficial.
While a headache caused by
drinking too much may be more
common at this time of year,
chronic headaches can be a
problem at any time. Headaches
are a legitimate neurobiological
disease, and are treatable. If you
are experiencing headache pain
that affects your life, make an
appointment with your healthcare
provider specifically to discuss
your headache problem and seek
accurate diagnosis and treatment.
The NHF exists to enhance the
healthcare of headache sufferers.
It is a source of help to sufferers'
families, physicians who treat
headache sufferers, allied
healthcare professionals and to
the public. The NHF
accomplishes its mission by
providing educational and
informational resources,
supporting headache research and
advocating for the understanding
of headache as a legitimate
neurobiological disease.
For more information on
headache causes and treatments,
visit www.headaches.org or call
1-888-NHF-5552 (M-F. 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. CT).


BC receives highway safety grant


Bainbridge College (BC) has
received notice that it is again the
recipient of a Governor's Office of
Highway Safety (GOHS) grant.
"A $4,500 GOHS grant for the
college has been approved for this
academic year," said Arlene Cook,
BC counselor and member of the
Office of Student Affairs.
She submitted the grant
application and will use it for
special events, speakers and
educational materials. The alcohol
abuse prevention efforts are to
begin in the Spring Semester that


starts Jan. 7, she said. She is also
planning to use it for continuing
efforts during the Summer Term
and at the start of Fall Semester
through Sept. 30, 2008.
The purpose of the grant is the
prevention drinking and driving in
addition to prevention of the use of
alcohol on school campuses, said
Ms. Cook, who joined the BC
community in June 2006.
In her work as college counselor,
she meets with students referred
from the faculty or staff and is
available to listen to students who


may have academic, personal, and
crisis challenges, said Michael
Kirkland, interim vice president of
Student Affairs.
"Arlene came to us from South
Georgia College in Douglas where
she worked with the TRIO grant
program," Kirkland said. "We are
fortunate to have her on the Student
Affairs team. She is an excellent
resource for the students and her
professionalism and serene
demeanor provide a steadying
influence and sense of calm even on
the most hectic days."


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HMS Spelling Bee


Havana Middle School held its annual spelling bee on December 11, 2007. The competition began
with 23 students from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Using words provided by the National
Spelling Bee, these students spelled their way through 11 rounds before the winners were declared. In
the 11th round, Gregory Johnson was declared the winner. Brittany Thomas was named as first
runner up and Ikeisha Joseph was named second runner up. Gregory will represent Havana Middle
School in the Jr. Division District Spelling Bee which will be held Thursday, January 10, 2008 in the
Board Room of the Max D. Walker Administration Building. The local spelling bee was sponsored by
the Language Arts Department of Havana Middle School. The photo shows first, second and third
place winners along with their instructor Mrs. Jones-Wilborn.


HMS names Moton Rookie of the Year

Havana Middle School's Rookie of the. year is Ms. Tiffoni Moton.
Ms. Moton is a new member of the Havana Middle School's Bears;
she.educates the 6th grade math class.
In high school, she decided she wanted to have a magnanimous
influence on the world, as an educator. She is the eldest daughter of
Horace and Rosemary Moton.
Ms. Moton is a native of Dundee, Florida. In 2000, she graduated
from Haines City High School with High Honors.
Ms. Moton was the first of her parent's children to graduate from
college. She graduated from Florida A&M University with a
Bachelor's of Science in Accounting maintaining the status of Cum
Laude. She plans to further her education while earning a Master's
degreein Mathematics Eication.
Ms. Motonfirmly blip\es that it is her duty to educate every child
morally and intellectually. She feels it is her duty to prepare the
students not just academically, but to instill in them the confidence to
learn and be successful. Ms. Moton considers it an honor to be chosen
as Havana Middle's, "Rookie of the Year".
The students at Havana Middle School warm her heart everyday.
Each day she arrives at work she is thinking of fresh ideas she could
use to inspire her students to learn.
She hopes to inspire her student to live up to their utmost potential,
paving the way for a bright future. Ms. Moton is passionate about
teaching, especially math, because it is the foundation of today's
society.


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Semester end signifies
change at RFM
The expression "out with the
Sold and in with the new" becomes
a reality as Mrs. Debbie Maxwell
retires at the end of the first
semester from Robert F. Munroe
Day School. After being one of
the youngest old timers at
Munroe for thirty years, "Miss
Debbie" is taking on new pursuits i
as wife and grandmother.
In an assembly noting her
departure, PFM president, Martha
Thomas, and Board member,
Carolyn Thompson, both
expressed appreciation from their
organizations for her years of
service and dedication. The
students had written poems and
letters that were collected in a
book and given to her by Mrs.
Betty Suber, Lower School
Coordinator. Mrs. Suber also
presented Mrs. Maxwell with a
gift from the school as a token of
gratitude signifying her impact on
RFM's young people over the
years. Having taught two
generations, "Miss Debbie'
ended the assembly in typical
"Miss First Grade" fashion with
her admonishment, "Everything
begins with reading!" She urged
students and the parents in
attendance to remember the
importance of the written word. ir
Mrs. Terri Norman, Mrs.
Maxwell's replacement, spent the
last week of the semester at
school with the class getting
acquainted and .ready for P
Christmas. Mrs. Norman will Be
begin work on January 3, 2008, Hi
and she will be assisted by Mrs. Bu
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about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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are free of charge, but must be sub-
mitted by 9 a.m. Monday for that
week's issue. Information may also
be brought to us at 15 S. Madison
St., Quincy or faxed to 627-7191.


School


Gaines


named


HMS


Teacher of


the Year

Rebecca Gaines, an experi-
enced teacher with 12 years of
educational expertise, was chosen
as Havana Middle School's
Teacher of the Year for 2007-2008
school term.
Mrs. Gaines was selected by
her fellow colleagues to receive
this prestigious honor as a result
of her dedication, passion, and
genuine love for the profession of
teaching. "She brings an energy
that allows her to work well with
students, teachers, and adminis-
tration," comments Florence
Jackson.
Mrs. Gaines, a graduate of
Havana Northside High School,
earned her Bachelor's degree
from Florida A&M University in
Criminology as well as her
Master's degree in Elementary
Education. She is currently
enrolled at Florida A&M
University in the Educational
SLeadership Program; she wishes
to further her professional growth
by becoming a school level
administrator. Mrs. Gaines
strongly believes that administra-
tion will allow her to reach more
students beyond the classroom in
addition to working closely with
teachers to strengthen instruction.
With several years of experi-
ence, Mrs. Gaines has been
involved in many facets of educa-


tion that include the following:
team leader, school advisory com-
mittee member, school improve-
ment plan member, supplemental
educational services school site
coordinator, member of the parent
involvement committee, Teacher-
Mentor, Supervisory Teacher
department chairperson, but most
importantly, a dynamic classroom
teacher. Gaines has also spon-
sored many clubs and organiza-
tions that allow her to have direct
contact with students outside of
the classroom setting. In her spare
time, she is a devoted member
and a youth director for her
church.
Mrs. Gaines contributes her
success to her supportive family:
a husband of ten years and three
beautiful children. She also
believes her educational philoso-
phy, "Children First," helps her to
successfully teach every child and
assist them in reaching their max-
imum potential. Mrs. Gaines firm-
ly believes that children should be
the first priority because they are
the future. She believes that each
child can learn, but each must be,
taught accordingly to his learning
style. "It is my desire as an edu-
cator to help students meet their
full potential by providing an
environment that is safe and con-
ducive to learning."


GED registration set at GTI

Registration for the January General Education Diploma (GED)
test will be given on Monday, January 7th at 7:45a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Registration requirements for individuals 18 years or older will
include a valid Florida Drivers Licenses, Social Security card and
$50.00 (cash or money order only) for the complete battery and is
due at the time of registration. Candidates may register for parts of
the GED test. Approximate time for first time registrars is two (2)
hours and will start PROMPTLY at the stated times. Seating is lim-
ited and will be issued on a first come basis. All candidates must
obtain a security pass prior to registration. This will take place in the
V.P.I Lab on the campus of Gadsden Technical Institute, 201 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd, Quincy, Florida. For additional information
please call 875-8324, ext. 250 or ext. 239.


School t mnetn


Dec.20th
Breakfast
Manager's Choice
Dec.21st
Breakfast
Manager's Choice
Dec.24th
Winter Break


Dec.25th
Merry Christmas
Dec.26th
Winter Break
Dec.27th
Winter Break
Dec.28
Winter Break


HMS honors Commissioner
Eugene Lamb
4"

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007,-
Commissioner Lamb visited Havana Middle :
School to present a motivational talk to the._
students; but, to his surprised after his pres- .
entation, the Havana Bear Family honored
him with the "Havana's Honorary
Achievement Award." This is an award the :
Havana Middle School presents annually to a
person who has contributed much to the
Havana and/or Midway communities. Mr.
Lamb is our 2008 recipient. Others who have:
received this honor are Coach Vernell Ross'.
(2005), the Late Dr. Harold Henderson:
(2006), and Mrs. Catherine James (2007).
The names of each of these honorees have;
been placed on a plaque in the front office of
the school.
Mrs. R. H. Gaines. and student members
of the All Stars Team presented a skit that'-
highlighted the Commissioner's life along
with his contributions to the community. The 2
closing act was the student body signing,'
"We're proud of you.-We're proud of you,
and we hope that you are proud of you too."


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I would rather have peace in the
world than be President.
President Harry S.Truman
December 24,1948
In August 1914, World War I exploded across
Europe. Called The GreatWar, the German and
Allied armies faced each other whije living in
tre ihes that stretched across Europe from
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the North Sea to the Swiss frontier, Separating
them was a narrow sliver of open ground called
No Man's Land.
Attacks launched by either side resulted in
massive casualties, as attempts to cross No Man's
Land turned infantrymen into cannon fodder.
Between August and mid-December of the war's
first year, a million soldiers died.
Then, on December 24th and 25th a most
extraordinary event occurred, Initiated by
German troops, the diary of Lieutenant Edward
Hulse of the Scots Guards recounted a Christmas
Eve encounter with the enemy:
"A scout named Murker went out and met a
German Patrol and was given a glass of whisky
and some cigars, and a message was sent back
saying that if we didn't fire at them they would not
Fire or us *
The Germans wanted to celebrate
Christmas. Would the Allied soldiers care to do
the same? What mystical for.e had overtaken
these hardened battle veterans?
According to German Lieutenant Kurt
Zehmisch:
nMockel from my company who had lived in
England for many years. called to the British in
English and soon a lively conversation developed
between us...
Afterwards, we placed even more candles
than before on our kilometer-long trench, as well
as Christmas trees It was the purest illumination -
'he British expressed their joy through wh, style and
clapping Like most people. I ;pent the whole onght
awake. It was a wonderful, if somCehat cold.
night
On Christmas Day, the wondrous events
continued, according t6 a letter written by
Second Lieutenant Dougan Chater to his mother-


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I rthinA I have seen one of the most extraor-
dinary sights today that anyone has ever seen.
About 10 o'clock this morning I was peeping over
the parapet when I saw a German, waving his
arms, and presently two of them got out of their
trenches and some come towards ours. We were
just going to fire on them when iwe saw they had
no rifles so one of our men went out to meet them
and in about two minutes the ground between
the two lines of trenches was swarming with men
and officers of both sides, shaAing hands and
wishing each other a happy Christmas."
After Christmas both sides returned to
the business of war. and millions more died
during the next four years.
Why did it happen? No one knows.
Perhaps British Lieutenant Drummond, a par-
ticipant in the Christmas Day events, offered
the best explanation. He quoted one of the
German soldiers as saying:
"We don't want to kill you, and you don't
want to kill us. So why shoot?"
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NEXT WEEK: The Scientist Who Won
World War II Then Became a Security Risk


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IT HAPPENED
THIS WVEEK

Christmas Eve in
1818 saw one of theo
world's favorite
Christmas carols per-
Sformed for the first
time in a small
German town near
Salzburg. Performed
str,NichOeW"clihulhir emdrf, at midnight mass, a
Through theCarmellreorder
T poem written by
Joseph Mohr was put to music by the organist Franz
Gruber. lt'tells the story of a quiet night centuries earlier
when a baby was born. Can you name the carol?

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The Christmas Truce

Michael Duffy, editor of the extensive
resource First World War.com, has written an
article that gives background information
about previous truces, and details many of
the events that occurred that Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day.
Web Address: http;//tinyurl,com/3sftMr


Silent Night


Spartacus: Christmas Truce


A professor at Pennsylvania State University,
Stanley Weintraub is the author of Silent Night, a
book about the 1914 Christmas Truce.This inter-
view, slightly over nine minutes in length, was
broadcast on National Public Radio shortly after
his book's publication in 2001.
Web Address: http://tinyurlcom/dy4fc


This article includes a brief explanation of
the circumstances surrounding the 1914
Christmas truce, and a number of first hand
accounts written by soldiers who participat-
ed in the truce.

Web Address: http://tinyurl.corm/xdk4


Irish Travellers are a distinct ethnic minority in Ireland.
They have their own language, Shelta, developed over
the past 700 years. Until recently, they traveled the
country in wagons, making their livings as itinerant tin-
smiths. During the twentieth century, horse drawn wag-
ons have given way to vans and cars, while trailers have
replaced tentsThey also live a more settled life, as
urbanization has made it difficult for them to find rural
spaces where they are welcome. Find out more about
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WGHS students inducted into National Honor Soiety


West Gadsden High School students inducted into the National Honor Society Dec. 14 were
Antonia Bostick, Briana Smith, LeRoy Smith, Lizeth Huapilla-Perez, Rayneta Alford, Genaya
White, Puteria Kemp, Deanna Perry, Shamerica Polland, Genesis O'Neal, Sidarius Berrium,
Gavon Germany, TKayla Travis and Benecia Stephens. The ceremony took place outside Phyllis'
Cafe in Greensboro. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


WGHS Teacher of the Year






National Honor Society
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Dr. Gail Bridges-Bright with
news that she's been named
Teacher of the Year by her
peers at West Gadsden High
School. (Photo by Leslie
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WGHS Non-Instructional Employee of the Year


National Honor Society advisor Gail Pollock congratulates Carolyn Sheffield for being named
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Leslie Roberts)


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