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Title: Gadsden County times
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Publisher: R.E.L. McFarlin, R.L. Swerger
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Place of Publication: Quincy, Fla.
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Publication Date: January 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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'My View': Gadsden
Commission Chairman Ed
Dixon touches on trash issue
Page 4


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GCSO goes

for the grants
Sheriffs office looking for ways
to supplement funds ... Page 5

Big Bend

Transit woes
Funding cuts, fuel costs force
steep rate hikes ... Page 7

New hospital

in sight?
Board recommends expenditures
for facility; County
Commission OKs'move ... Page 6

EGHS hoops

on a roll
Jags keep winning streak alive
with wins over Rickards, Bay ...
Page 8


Arrests

made in

Havana

burglaries

by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Five juveniles, between the ages of 13 and.
17 years old, have been arrested and charged
with two residential burglaries at the same
Hava-Tampa Drive home near Havana on
December 30 and three days later on January
2. All have been arrested and charged with
armed burglary and grand theft and are
currently in custody at the Juvenile Detention
Center in Tallahassee.
See ARRESTS on Page 3


470 3


Gadsden Arts Center Winter
Gala set for January 26.
Tickets available until January
22. For more see...

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Legislators listen


to local concerns

Public transportation, funding for
technology at sherrif's office discussed


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
While representatives from county
government and the six municipalities have
met for months to determine which
legislative issues are important and how
those issues should be ranked, average
citizens did not attend those meetings.
Monday night, citizens and organizations


had the opportunity 'to have their say before
the legislative delegation which included
Sen. Al Lawson, Rep. Curtis Richardson
and an aide to Rep. Marti Coley.
First, Chairman of the Board of County
Commission Ed Dixon thanked the
delegation for their hard work during the
2007 session. But, he said, the hospital
See LEGISLATORS on Page 2


Dental delight at the Health Dept.


A festive group gathered Jan. 11 for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site of a new dental clinic
in the Gadsden County Health Department building. Pictured are, from left, Gadsden County
Health Department Administrator Sylvia Byrd, state Rep. Curtis Richardson, state Sen. Al
Lawson, Gadsden County Commission Chairman Ed Dixon and state Sen. Durrell Peaden, who
is chairman of the Health and Human Service Appropriation Committee. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)
For more on this historic event, see story on Page 6.


Kay Miller voiced her concerns about the lack to adequate public
transportation. (Photo by Alice Du Pont)


Gadsden


readies for


MLK Day

Candlelight vigil, unity
breakfast to highlight
weekend of tribute
by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Sunday evening, January 20, minutes
before the sun sets, people will
gather on the Courthouse Square for
the annual Candlelight Vigil to
bring attention to the life and work
of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
"The, vigil will begin at 5:30 p.m.
with speakers, music, ending with
candles lit to symbolize the light that Dr.
King brought to America and the world through his
leadership of non-violence protest. This vigil is about
the peace that ultimately came out of the turmoil," said
Linda Jefferson, first vice president of the Gadsden
County Chapter of the national Hook-Up of Black
Women, who are sponsoring the event along with the
City of Quincy.
"It doesn't cost anything. The public is invited and
we're encouraging all ages, races, creeds to come to the
vigil and show the solidarity of this community," she
said.
Speakers Sterling DuPont and the Rev. Clarence
Jackson will talk briefly about the need for
communities to remain true to the teachings of Dr.
King. Jefferson said DuPont and Jackson were asked to
speak because of their different experiences with the
struggle then and now.
"They will be able to bring the audience different
prespectives. One (DuPont) lived through the struggle
and saw first hand segregation and the transition to


See MLK DAY on Page 3


Spelling 'success' in Gadsden County
Gregory Johnson, a 7th grade student who atterids
Havana Middle School, was the winner of the
Gadsden County Schools District Spelling Bee.
Twelve children from across the district participated
in the annual competition. The second place winner
was Latessa Smith of Crossroad Academy and the
third place winner was Evan Williams of Gadsden
Elementary Magnet School.
Congratulations to the following participants for
being their school's spelling champion:
Candace Kite, Chattahoochee Elementary
Santos Ramirez, George W. Munroe Elementary
Miriam Serrano, Greensboro Elementary
Charles Hunter, Gretna Elementary
Kelcia Smith, Havana Elementary
Jeffery Hunter Rushing, Robert F. Munroe
Ariel Howard, St. John Elementary
Kyla Robinson, Stewart Street Elementary
Alejandro Sanchez, West Gadsden High


Left, winner Gregory Johnson is congratulated
Superintendent Reginald James. Right,
participants are show with Superintendent James.








2 The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008


Community briefs


Jaguar Carnagie Hall Committee


Chamber head to speak at West
Gadsden Historical Society meet-
ing

The West Gadsden Historical Society will
hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, January
20, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Gardner Hall, 150 E:
11llth St., Greensboro.
The featured speaker will be David Gardner,
Executive Director of the Gadsden County
Chamber of Commerce. He will be sharing
information about historic preservation's
impact on economic development. Gadsden
County, one of the oldest counties in the State
of Florida, has a rich heritage and one that
should be showcased. Heritage tourism is
economic development.
Everyone is invited to attend this
informative meeting and the Society looks
forward to seeing you there. For further
information, please call 850-442-4041 or e-
mail pvice@yahoo.com

Library board to meet, elect new
officers

The officers and new members of the Board
will be elected at the annual meeting of the
Friends of the Gadsden County Public
Library.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday,
February 12, 2008
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the
William A. "Bill" McGill Library located at
732 Pat Thomas Parkway

TDCB to hold public hearing


The Gadsden County
Disadvantaged Coordinating
announces a public hearing


Transportation
Board (TDCB)
and meeting to


which all persons are invited. The agenda will
include the adoption of bylaws and grievance
procedures, election of officers, operating
report, and a staff report.
DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2008
TIME: 2 PM Eastern Time
PLACE: William A. McGill Library,
Conference'Room
732 Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy, Florida

For more information, or if you require
special accommodations at the meeting
because of a disability or physical
impairment, contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning Council at
(850) 674-4571 or by email at
arpc7 @gtcom.net.

Relay for Life Fish Fry

A Fish Fry will be held on January 21, 2008
from 11AM to 4 PM. It will be held at the lot
adjacent to Bradwell Mortuary on Highway
90 West. The cost of the fish dinner is $6.00.
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life. Please come out and
enjoy the food, fun and fellowship.
FISH FRY
Monday, January 21, 2008
11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Fish Dinner $6 Donation
Proceeds to Benefit
American Cancer Society
18300 Blue Star Hwy
(Next to Bradwell Mortuary)
Sponsored by Bradwell Enterprises, Inc.

Mack Lee Hill Scholarship Fund
monthly meeting

The Mack Lee Hill Scholarship Fund will


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hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, January
20 @ 3:00 p.m. at the home of Elma Hill on
Highway 90 East across from Thomas Motor
Cars. The public and the Carter-Parramore
Class of 1960 are invited to attend the
meeting. Members please plan to attend to
help establish and make the scholarship fund a
success. We will be discussing our second
fund raiser for the organization. If you have
any questions about contributing to the fund,
please contact Marzell Hill at 559-0845 or
Tomicenia Butler @ 627-2388. Anyone
wanting to make monetary contributions may
do so at:
Capital City Bank
C/o Mack Lee Hill Scholarship Fund
4 East Washington Street
Quincy, Florida 32351

Democrat Executive Committee
meeting

The Gadsden County Democrat Executive
Committee invites all democrats to attend its
monthly meeting every third Thursday of the
month. The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6:30 p.m. at City
Hall in Quincy.
Submitted by,
Paula Palmer, DEC Secretary

Cars for Boys and Girls Club

As we begin a new year, Boys & Girls Clubs
in Florida are asking people with unwanted
cars to remember them.
Officials note that there are no restrictions
and all donations require titles.
All a donor needs to do is call 1-800-246-
0493 at any time and arrangements will be
made to pick up the vehicle in just a few days.
Contact: Robert Raiche 800-859-6526


Members of the Jaguar Carnagie Hall Committee are meeting weekly
to find ways to raise money and to plan a trip to New York City for
twenty members from the East Gadsden High School chorus make the
trip to Carnagie Hall to perform this spring. The committee is made up
of teachers and other district employees, community people, and
students. Some of those attending last week's meeting were: clockwise,
Choral teacher Rasheen Richardson, Catherine Chandler, Patricia
Moses, Deborah M. Barley, Rev. Julius Harris, Linda Thoms, EGHS
principal Rosalyn W. Smith, and Brenda Fisher. Richardson said the
student will perform with other choral gups nationwide. They will
perform in six different languages while at Carnegie Hall. To contribute
make chedks payable EGHS Choral Department and mail to the school
at 27001 Blue Star Memorial Highway, Havana, FL 32333. For more
information, call Mrs. Richardson at 850-539-2882, ext. 1915. (photo by
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The Gadsden County Times January 17,2008 3


MLK DAY from Page 1


integration and eventually
equal rights. The other (Jackson)
never had to face the blatant
racism but has been the recipient
of the struggle of Dr. King and
those people who stood by his
side, like our own John Due and
Patricia Stevens Due," Jefferson
said. The vigil will last until 6:30
p.m.


The public is also invited to the
free annual Unity Breakfast
Monday morning, January 21,
from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Joe
Ferolito Recreation Center on
Graves Street. Winners in the
middle and high school divisions
of the annual MLK Essay contest
will read their prize winning
essays.


Jefferson said the students have
worked hard on the essays that
many language teachers used
this year as a tool to help
students hone their writing skills.
The best 1,000 to 1,200-word
winning essay writers will each
receive $250-and a plaque.
In addition to the full southern
breakfast of grits, eggs, sausage,


biscuits, juice, coffee, and
danish, the twenty East Gadsden
High School students who will
perform at Carnegie Hall in New
York City in April will perform
several selections.
The breakfast is co-sponsored
by the City of Quincy, the MLK,
Jr. Foundation of Florida and the
the Gadsden NHBW.


Also on Monday, at 11 a.m.,
the Town of Gretna will hold its
annual symbolic march from
Gretna Elementary School to the
City Hall where a program will
begin at noon.
Havana's parade will begin at
10 a.m. amd culminate with a
church service at Palace AME
Churhc on Conyers Street.


NOTICE OF
REGULAR
MEETING
The Quincy City Commission
will meet on Tuesday, January
22, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the
City Commission Chambers
at City Hall.
The agenda includes
the following:
Appeal of the denial of
Certificate of Appropriateness
for the Installation of sign at
New Revelation Church of
Christ Located at the Historic
District 407 North Adams
Street.
Please contact the Building and Planning
Department at (850) 627-7681 ext. 226
with any questions or comments. If you
have a disability requiring accommoda-
tions, please contact the Quincy Building
and Planning Department at least three(3)
working days prior to the hearing. To
access a Telecommunications Device for
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of antique coins and lose
change. During the Jan. 2
burglary, the suspects took four
rifles and shotguns that were
locked in a gun cabinet. They
also took additional
ammunition.
During the investigation a
business owner told authorities
that he received several antique
and old coins from
neighborhood juveniles. Based
on that infomation, authorities
were able to locate five
juveniles who admitted their
involvement in the burglaries
when questioned.
Corder said that authorities
determined that the two 17-
year-old juveniles, members of


a gang known as the "Hill Side
Boys" planned the burglaries
and recruited the younger ones
to help them carry out that plan.
"In this case the associates
were required to 'do work'
(street slang for committing
criminal activity) in order to
gain respect and membership
into the gang. The investigation
revealed that the sole purpose of
these burglaries was to obtain
guns for the furtherance of the
gang's criminal activity," Corder
said.
Seven of the guns were
recovered as well as a large.
amount of ammunition. Also, as
a result of the investigation, the
Havana Police Department was


able to solve several other home
invasions in the City of Havana.
Corder said based on the
criminal history of some of the
juveniles, the GCSO will ask
the State Attorney's Office to
charge the juveniles as adults.
"The success of this
investigation is a result of good
police work and the. cooperation
of concerned citizens in the
Havana area that are tired of
drug dealers and gangs
operating the their
neighborhoods," Corder said.
Anyone with information
regarding suspicious or drug
activity is asked to call Corder
at 875-8847 or 251-5519.


Absentee voting information


Absentee Ballots are available
for the Presidential Preference
Primary Election that will be
held on January 29, 2008
1. A voter or (immediate
family member) may call and
request an absentee ballot to be

, i ,2A.voter may come by and
vote or pick-up their own
ballot.
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NOTICE OF INTENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all concerned that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gadsden County, Florida, Intends at its reg-
ularly scheduled meeting at 6:00 PM, at the Gadsden County
Governmental Complex, 9-B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida, on
the 29th day of January, 2008, to consider enactment of the following:


AN ORDINANCE CREATING SECTION 78-3 OF THE GADS-
DEN COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, PROVIDING FOR
THE COLLECTION BY THE CLERK OF THE COURT OF AN
ADDITIONAL $5.00 WITH EACH CIVIL TRAFFIC PENALTY
TO BE USED TO FUND DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN
PUBLIC AND NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS; PROVIDING PUR-
POSE AND INTENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AT THE MEETING AND
BE HEARD WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT
TO THIS MATTER, HE WILL NEED A RECORD OF PROCEED-
INGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE MAY NEED TO ASSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORDING OF THE PROCEEDING IS
MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES TESTIMONY AND EVI-
DENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

The proposed ordinance is available for public inspection at the Office
of the Clerk, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy,
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()pinions Columnis Letters to the Editor





Edcitoria/l Page
A free exchange of ideas is necessary for good government and good cornrxiunities.


This just In



by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


The healthcare crisis


All too often, healthcare is accessible only
to those who are not sick.
When you start to talk about healthcare
disparities, the discussion often turns to
minority groups and political parties.
Categorizing is helpful to the task of
compiling data in order to address the issue,
but it doesn't do a lot for those who slip
between the cracks.
Last week, an array of local and state
politicians gathered for a ribbon-cutting
ceremony for the county's new dental clinic.
Through an impressive cooperative effort,
the Gadsden County Health Department
garnered enough governmental funding to
establish a dental clinic that will service
primarily children from low-income,
Medicaid-eligible families.
That is happy news indeed. We have a
number of children in this county who are
unable to get dental care for one reason or
another lack of transportation, lack of
knowledge, lack of money.
As a result, they miss school or can't
concentrate when they are there because
they're in pain. Dental problems can cause
or aggravate chronic diseases for children
and adults alike, and they contribute to pre-
term births and miscarriages.
But it's a sad fact that poverty and disease
create a cycle that is difficult to break.
Chronic illness strikes the college-educated.
Republicans get cancer. Democrats grow
old.
For 28 years, eligible Gadsden County
residents have been able t6 count on Big
Bend Transit for transportation to work, to
doctors' offices, to the grocery store and to
colleges in Tallahassee.
The rising cost of gas combined with an
already tight budget led Big Bend Transit
Board members to the conclusion that the'


only way to stay afloat was to cut back on
the number of daily trips and increase the
cost for trips from $1.50 each way to $18
roundtrip.
What we're looking at is dialysis patients
who need transportation. Disabled and low-
income folks who have strived to rise above
but can't get to work anymore. Senior
citizens who find they can't get to where
they need or want to go anymore.
The sole medical clinic in Chattahoochee,
run by Dr. Edwardo Williams, closed last
week. Our hospital on wheels, the Gadsden
County Ambulance Service, will become the
only option for some of them and the county
will eat the cost. People who can't afford to
pay $18 to Big Bend Transit for a roundtrip
to a doctor in Quincy or Tallahassee are not
going to be able to finance the $500-plus
charged by the ambulance service.
They will be Medicare recipients who
have to choose between medicine and
telephone service, doctors' visits and
propane. Developmentally disabled who can
no longer, get the training they need in order
to land a good job. People who live alone
and have np way to get to the grocery, much
less a clinic 30 miles away.
We are going to have to get grass roots
about this while politicians sort out what can
be done. Most of us are so busy it's hard to
comprehend giving up time to serve as a
volunteer to help people get to work and to
the doctor, but I see no other solution.
Florida Surgeon General Ana Viamonte
Ros quoted an Ethiopian proverb at the
dental clinic ribbon cutting ceremony that
carries a sentiment I like: "When spiderwebs
unite, they can tie up a lion."
That's worth remembering as we look at
ways to break a cycle that has had this
county in its grip for a long time.


Miss Carolyn Blades died over the
Christmas holidays. She was a hundred and
fifty years old! I am a little surprised that
we all hadn't read about her in one of those
Guinness books. She wasn't but about
ninety-nine when I met her.
I walked into her class room for the first
time in August of 1953. I was sick, hurting
and frightened. I was sick from the
persimmon Leon made me eat on the way
to school, I was hurting from the two shots
some big mean nurse had just hammered
into each arm and I was frightened because
this was the first day of a new and different
world for me.
I had managed to make it to age six
mostly playing with two brothers and a few
cousins who would occasionally drop by. I
knew LaRenda Bradfield, Bill Thompson
and Pam Collins from church. Me and
Bobby Brewer used to fight at Katie
Ownby's house......
There were at least thirty people in that
room! So many were strangers! I was
wishing a hole would open up and swallow
me and wondering how old you had to be
to run away with the circus when Miss
Carolyn asked everyone to be quiet and
take a seat. I didn't say a word! And I dove
into the closest available desk. I didn't
want to be put into that torture machine
Leon said she kept hidden in the cloak
room for rowdy or wayward thinking
young men..
Mother had been saying for days how
exciting school would be. How it would
open up all sorts of doors for me. How my
mind was going to be challenged and
enlarged.....
I didn't feel too challenged or much
smarter as Miss Carolyn welcomed us to
the first grade. I kept looking at those large
green boards behind her and wondering if
she'd make us walk up there and write
things on them. I saw a stack of books on a
front table and figured we'd have to go
through each one before this ordeal was
over. I was wishing I'd picked a seat over
by the window as she started down the roll.
"LaRenda Bradfield."
"Here."
"Robert Holmes Brewer."
"Here."
"Jimmy Carter."
"Here."


"Kesley Col-"
I didn't know what a pregnant pause was
up until that moment. I sat through the
agonizingly long silence as she peered over
those horn rim glasses. Her face turned red
and contorted up. "Aren't you Leon
Colbert's little brother?"
I was trying to say something but my
mouth failed me completely.
"You listen well, young man! There will
be no teeth pulling, eye gouging or flying
elbows in this classroom. I will decide
when we eat lunch. The scissors are to be
used only for cutting out paper
assignments. If you still have that horse, I
don't want him back in this classroom! The
erasers are to be dusted off outside and
they are not to be thrown under any
circumstances! We have a door that is
perfectly operational. You are not to enter
or exit the class through any of the widows.
Guns, knives and hacksaws are not
allowed. No dancing girls! And you may
not go to the bathroom, get in line for the
pencil trimmer or stand near the radiator. I
will be watching......"
Leon was a hard act to follow. And my
formal education had commenced even
before she got down to Bob Edwards'
name!
Miss Carolyn was seven feet tall. She
towered above us even when she was
sitting down. She was some kinr to the
Cannon's who ran the Rexall Drugstore.
And it seemed like to us that she'd been
teaching forever. That's why Ricky Hale,
who was a tad smarter than most of us,
allowed that she had to be in her nineties,
or hundreds! Age didn't matter too much to
us in the first grade.
I was prepared for and expected the
worse.....
We got the best! Miss Carolyn never
fussed. She never raised her voice. When
you finished your math, and if you were
real quiet, she'd let you go to the table in
the back and make army men out of clay.
She ate with us. And if you said you were
still hungry after you finished your
cornbread, she'd give you her apple. She
let us go outside on sunshiny days and play
for twenty minutes. She read that Tom
Sawyer book to us. If you couldn't say a


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Editor:

On Friday January 11th, the Health Department held a
ribbon cutting ceremony for the soon to be opened Dental
Clinic with a wonderful turnout of officials, organizations
and the community. This could not have happened without
the support of legislators, Department of Health executives,
the Board of County Commissioners and local
organizations.
Health Department staff deserves special thanks for
working so hard to make the dental clinic and the Health
Department inviting and welcoming to the public.
Although everyone went well beyond their roles in coming
early, leaving late, and doing whatever was needed, some
deserve a special mention. Max Martinez for leading the
efforts to get the clinic ready, Kim Brown and Randy
Johnson for facilities preparation, and both RandyJohnson
and Michael O'Donnell for setting up phone and computer
lines.
Having the clinic ready is the first step. This week we are
wrapping up the search for a dentist. The dentist will hire
supporting staff such as a hygienist and office staff.
Hopefully we can begin offering appointments for dental
care in February.
SWe are looking forward to offering the public this service.
Look for your local newspapers, local cable program, local
radio program, flyers, word of mouth, community
organizations, etc. to be announcing when to start calling for
appointments. The appointment number will be furnished
with the new notices in February.
Sincerely,
Sylvia Byrd, Administrator
Gadsden County Health Department


Dear Residents of Gadsden County,

On April 2, 2007,1 I announced my candidacy for Seat 8 in
the Florida House of Representatives. My decision to seek
election is a result of my sincere desire to help improve the
conditions in District 8 by placing special emphasis on
education, healthcare, and state employees. My desire to
make a difference, particularly in Gadsden County, is shown
by my continued presence in this area at various health fairs,
government meetings, and community events.
As a native of Tallahassee, I returned to my hometown in
2003 to work in the Tallahassee office of a state wide law
firm. Since that time, I have moved on to Messer Caparello
& Self, P.A where I practice employment law and criminal
defense. While I enjoy practicing law, I have always sought
to give back to the local community through such
organizations as the NAACP, Bond Community Health
Clinic, Capital Area Community Action Agency, Leadership
Tallahassee, Gadsden County Men of Distinction, YMCA
Minority Achievement Program, and many others. The
time that I have spent involved with these activities has
opened my eyes to the unique problems of this district and
fed my desire to address these problems. I am committed to
finding solutions to these problems as a member of the
Florida House of Representatives.
If elected to Seat 8,1 I would be responsible for serving the
areas of southern Leon County and most of Gadsden
County. My, pledge to you is to bring effective leadership to
Seat 8 while specifically seeking to improve the conditions in
Gadsden County. As the New Year begins, and campaign
efforts intensify, I look forward to meeting more Gadsden
County residents and working together with you to help
make this community a better place.
Sincerely,
Sean Shaw, Esq.


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Gadsden County Commission
Chairman Edward J. Dixon


Either We

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Waste or Find

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Dispose Of It


Everybody talks trash every
now and then and I'm not
excluded. Only my trash talking
isn't just-about trash, but waste
management and how we in
Gadsden County are going to
address the issue of garbage
collection.
Yes, we're talking about this
again, particularly since recently,
I and the Gadsden County Board
of County Commissioners, voted
to discontinue curbside recycling,
a program we had participated in
for about 11 years. We just didn't
have the money in the budget to
keep it going.
But we did
however,
vote to keep
our five rural
waste sites
open and we
even added
an additional
site.'As of this month, residents
have started and can start taking
their recyclables to one of the six
sites ir the county....... .
We know it doesn't take the
place of our curbside recycling
program, but we think it, at least,
provides an alternative.
As we've come to learn, 97
percent of people recycling live
in the cities and towns of
Gadsden County. So, we've
encouraged them to begin
recycling programs of their own.
Many of them have and as an
incentive, I've introduced the
possibility of giving cities with
these programs some type of
financial support.
Now, we find ourselves at a
crossroads regarding how we
permanently handle garbage
collection and recycling in the
unincorporated areas of our
county.
Let's face it; if we talk about
garbage, we can't talk about
some of it. We must talk about all
of it. And recycling is only a.
small portion.
If we can come up with a way
to deal with our garbage, we will
have developed a way to deal
with recycling.
The last time a commission
broached the subject of garbage
collection, going so far as to
impose a mandatory garbage
collection fee on every property
owner, commissioners and the
Clerk of Court were voted out of
office.
Would the county commission
have really taken anyone's
property if they didn't pay their
garbage fee? No. No one on that
board or this one has the
gumption to do something like
that. Nor would we want to do
that.
So, what's the answer? Garbage
is littered everywhere -
appearing in our creeks, rivers,
on right-of-ways, and private
lands. What do we do?
What kind of program do we
put in place that would be fair
and affordable for all of our
citizens and keep our county
clean?
That's what the commission
would like to know. To that end,
we are asking our citizens for
help. We are forming a Citizens
Advisory Committee on Solid
Waste and have asked that
interested parties submit an
application to be considered to be
a part of the 11-member board.
The committee will serve for
approximately three months,
from February through April, and
be tasked with the job of figuring
out if the county should have
county-wide collection and, if so,
how should we pay for it?
The time is now to find a
solution. We can't continue to
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The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008 5




GCSO working to garner funds through grants


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Gadsden County
Sheriffs Department, faced with
money shortages and a growing
need to maintain a reasonable
level of services, has done what
many similar agencies have done
for many years and stepped up
their grant requests from state
and federal agencies.
In 2007 the GCSO received
more than $500,000 in grants
that entirely or partially fund
everything from Emergency
Management to education and
prevention of gangs.


Grants Administrator Nancy
Gee has been given the task of
locating and applying for grants
that will help offset the GCSO's
ever increasing need for more
funds to better protect and serve
the county.
One of the largest grants,
$103,000 from the Office of the
State Attorney will be used to
educate students, parents, teach-
ers, and the community on gangs
and to investigate gang activities.
"In rural areas you don't see a
lot of graffiti on walls that people
associate with gangs because
that's what they've seen on tele-
vision. When they come to rural


areas, they (gang bangers)
mutate their symbols and their
style to conform to the area,"
said Deputy Janice McPhaul.
McPhaul and Deputy
Shannon Faison, who share
duties, agrde that gangs are in
Gadsden County and that their
presence is growing. They offer
as proof an area in the north part
of the Quincy City limits where
gangs mark their territory. The
deputies say they have been able
to identify at least six different
gangs in the county and several
that have aligned themselves
with the "Bloods" and "Crypts."
"Part of the reason people
don't think we have a gang prob-
lem is that they don't know what
to look for. Adults will see scrib-
blings on backpacks and tee-
shirts and it looks like a jumble
of words. On closer inspection,
they are really gang names and
symbols. The kids know what to
look for," McPhaul said, point-
ing to a photo with the words
SUR 13 and Northside 14, two
groups that' have been identified
as gangs.
Their work, they said, is cut
out for them as they tackle the
growing problem of older gang
criminals mentoring kids as
young as 10 years old. The
deputies will also have to keep
close watch out for illegal
(stolen) weapons on the street.
Faison said the only reason there
haven't been gunfights between
gangs here is because no one has
discovered a way to place guns
in the stream cheaply.
"All gangs have the potential
for violence. There just hasn't
been a true underground gun
supplier. They watch MTV and
they listen to gangster rap that
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The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office received over a half million dollars in grants in 2007.
Seated (left to right) Deputy Janice McPhaul, Gang ID Unit; Nancy Gee, grants coordinator;
Deputy Shannon Faison, Gang ID Unit. Standing, (left) Charles Brinkley, Emergency


Management; (right) Tashonda
Du Pont)

has a great (negative) influence
on them and glamorize vio-
lence," Faison said, adding "it's a
lifestyle." To report suspected
gang activity or to invite
McPhaul and Faison to make a
presentation to a group, call them
at 627-9233. .
Almost the entire Office of
Emergency Management's budg-
et is funded through grants. A
$133,000 grant recently received
from the Florida Emergency
Management Preparedness will
be used to pay salaries and fund
operational expansion. Three
smaller grants, totaling a little
more than $16,000 each will be
used to pay for planning exercis-
es that are critical in time of a
real emergency, whether it's a
natural disaster or a threat to
homeland security.
"This grant for $10,105 will
be used to upgrade our equip-
ment and our computers. This
one is for $33,500 and will be
used for baseline planning for
training and .exercise. We have
another one for $10,000 we can
use as outreach to school chil-
dren in grades k-12. We were


Williams, Neighborhood Accountability Board. (Photo by Alice


awarded $16,000 grant for addi-
tional planning," said Charles
Brinkley, shuffling a handful of
papers that describe how the
funds can be used.
The Department of Juvenile
Justice awarded the GCSO a
$30,000 grant to fund the
Neighborhood Accountability
Board to help. deter crimes
among middle school students.
"The Neighborhood
Accountability Board is a pre-
vention program for at-risk
youth. It was placed at Havana
Middle School because we felt it
was an area we needed to target
because Dr. Norris (Havana
Middle School principal) had
multiple suspensions and her In
School Suspensions were over-
flowing," said Tashopda
Williams, program coordinator.
In order to reach more stu-
dents, the program is in collabo-
ration with the school districts's
21st Century Program which
provides transportation because
the program is an after school
program twice a week. Students
who have been found guilty must'
appear before a board that hands


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Small Scale Land Use Amendment
1.99 Acres from Agricultural-2 to Rural Residential
The applicants, Maxwell and Suber Company, have presented a small
scale land use amendment for 1.99 acres of land as indicated in the
map above. Said 1.99 acres are further described by Tax ID number
3-13-2N-5W-0000-00434-0000 and is located on the east side of Union
Chapel Road, approximately 1045 feet south of the intersection of
Union Chapel Road with Juniper Creek Road (CR 65A) and one mile
north of the intersection of Union Chapel Road and Providence Road
(CR 274). The applicants are seeking approval to change the Future
Land Use Map land use from the Agricultural 2 (AG-2) (1:10) land use
category to the Rural Residential (RR) (1:1) land use category. The
Board of County Commissioners will hear the application and held the
first reading of the ordinance on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. The
Board of County Commissioners will hear the application and hold the
second reading of the ordinance Tuesday, February 14, 2008. The
meetings will be held at 6:00 pm in the Commission meeting room
located at the address below. More information can be obtained on the
proposed changes at the Department of Growth Management, 1B East
Jefferson Street, Quincy Florida, 875-8663. Persons wishing to com-
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out punishment that fit the crime.
The sanctions could include let-
ters of apology, community serv-
ice and/or counseling. Deputy
Terrron Lindsey is assigned to
the program along with
Williams.
Another program, Teen
Court, while not a grant funded
program, is funded by $3 from
every traffic ticket issued in the
county. The program operates
much like a regular court, but is
run by teens with the exception
of the judge. Tifffany Parsons-
Braswell coordinates the pro-
gram that began several months
ago. Teen Court is held each
Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Guy
Race Courthouse Annex at the
comer of West Washington and
North Adams Streets.
"We have been awarded
many grants over the past few
years and we will continue to
apply for more. Some of the ones
we have now are for multiple
years and others may be for one
year, but we keep searching for
grants and applying for them,"
said Nancy Gee, GCSQgrapts
administrator.


GCSO arrest report

1. Daniea Belford; Vop/Battery
on LEO or Emergency Personnel
and Battery on LEO
2. Darlene Powers;
Vop/FTA/DWLSR
3. Cassandra Murphy; Feloly
Criminal Mischief and
Introduction of Contraband into a
Facility
4. Richard Shueman; Burglary
of a Dwelling. Criminal Mischief
and Trespassing of a Structure
5. Steven Brouilette; Burglary
of a dwelling, criminal mischief
and trespassing of a structure
6. Brenda Herring; Aggravated
Assault (Domestic)
7. Barbara Dudley; Poss WITS
a controlled substance, sale of a
controlled substance, poss WITS
crack-cocaine, Maintaining a house
where drugs are stored or sold and
poss. of drug paraphernalia
8. Manita Pallerson; PWBC
9. Podolfo Ortiz; Agg battery on
pregnant female and FTA/Petit
Theft
10. Robert Washington; Agg.
Battery
11. Jamie Jackson; Burglary of
structure
12. De'Andre Williams;
Carrying a concealed firearm,
Battery on LEO, Agg. Assault with
deadly weapon, RAWV and
Obstruction
13. Tommie Harrison; Burglary
of Structure and RAWOV
14. JaMichael Allen; Domestic
Battery, Battery/Abuse, Battery on
disabled and Vop/Battery
15. Quida Gibson;
FTA/Carrying a concealed firearm
16. Shawn Rudd; Agg Battery
(2cts) and Assault
17. Xavier Young; Attempted
Burglary and Petit Theft






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CONCURRENT NOTICE
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


January 17, 2008
City ,f Quincy
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-7681

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be
undertaken by the City of Quincy.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about February 4, 2008, the City of Quincy will submit a request to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I
of the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, to undertake a project to rehabili-
tate/or demolish (17) seventeen homes at a cost of 1,000,000 dollars.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Quincy has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human
environment. Therfore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the
Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at City of Quincy, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida and may be examined or copied weekdays, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

PUBLIC. COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of
Quincy, Department of Building and Planning. All comments must be received within 15 days
following the publication date of this notice by February 1, 2008. Comments will be considered
prior to the City of Quincy requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice
they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Quincy certifies to the Florida Department of Community Affairs and HUD that Keith
Dowdell in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an
action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and
that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State's approval of the cirtification satisfies its
responsibiliites under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Quincy to use
the CDBG funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Quincy certification for a period
of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date only if they are on one of the following
bases: (a) the cirtification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Quincy, (b) the
City of Quincy has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regula-
tions at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not author-
ized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal
agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is
unstisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and sub-
mitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be
addressed to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, CDBG Program, 2555 Shumard Oak
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100. Potential objectors should cohtact the City of
Quincy verify the actual last day of the objection period.
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6 The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008



New dental clinic at Health Dept. to accept Medicaid


Facility hopes to open door to patients in February


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Officials hope the opening
of a dental clinic in Gadsden
County that accepts Medicaid
will promote a healthier com-
munity for years to come.
A crowd gathered at the
Gadsden County Health
Department Jan. 11 for a ribbon
cutting ceremony for the first
such dental clinic here in years.
"The people of Gadsden
County have needed a dental
clinic for too long," said state
Surgeon General Ana Viamonte
Ros. "This area has lacked suf-
ficient access to dental care for
as long as anyone remembers.
We think people should pay
close attention to their oral
health and its links to systemic
health. Those two aspects of
healthcare are inextricably
linked."
The clinic is possible
through a collaborative effort
by state legislators, the


Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners, the
Gadsden County Community
Health Council, Inc., Health
Department employees and
local businessmen and women.
The health department was
awarded a $105,000 grant in
May to put toward refurbishing
the clinic and another $200,000
through the Legislature to pro-
vide dental services. The clinic
will be housed in the North
Florida Medical Center side of
the Health Department on
LaSalle Lafall Drive in Quincy.
The building is owned by the
county, which leases one side to
North Florida Medical Center, a
primary care facility.
"Four years ago, going on an
idea froin Rep. Curtis
Richardson, we empowered
and impaneled the Gadsden
Health Council because we
were concerned about health-
care disparities," Gadsden
County Commission Chairman
Ed Dixon said. "Many of us see


this today as a good thing in
itself, but many of us see this as
a piece of a comprehensive
puzzle we want to fit together."
In recent years, many
Gadsden County children who
were Medicaid recipients were
taken by busload to the
University of Florida's College
of Dentistry for treatment.
Others went without dental
care or relied on free dental
services at schools offered by
area dentists.
"This is a very important
milestone in addressing the
health issues in Gadsden
County, particularly the health-
care disparities in this county,"
Rep. Richardson said.
Sen. Al Lawson recounted
that as a youth growing up in
Midway in a family with six
children, he didn't receive den-
tal care until he was 16 or 17.
"That's what so many kids in
Gadsden County are facing
today, and it's 2008," Lawson
said. "I'm so happy to see the


superintendent of schools
(Reginald James) come out to
this, because this really affects
our students."
Florida Sen. Durrell Peaden,
a doctor who serves as chair-
man of the health and human
service appropriation commit-
tee, also spoke at the ceremony.
"The education for health-
care in Florida should be car-
ried on in clinics like this, not
in ivory towers," he said. "We
should not have to send any-
body to Gainesville (to receive
dental care)."
The clinic will feature four
operatories, each with its own
x-ray, and new wiring for com-
puters and telephones.
It has also been painted, and
various health department
employees have donated money
for decorations so the office is
appealing to the children.
Gadsden County Health
Department Administrator
Sylvia Byrd is in the process of
interviewing dentists. She


Hospital board OKs expenditures


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Just to get Gadsden
Community Hospital in shape to
open its doors will cost over $2
million dollars and may take
between, 12 and 24 months. After
getting recommendations from an
electrical engineering firm, the
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors has decided to pass that
recommendation on to the Board


of County Commission with their
blessings.
"We recommend the county
contract with an architectural
firm having deep hospital experi-
ence to develop a complete and
acceptable project program with a
full understanding of the com-
plete construction requirement,
exploration of the various con-
struction alternatives, and negoti-
ate with Agency on Health Care
Administration (AHCA) so the


county be able to make informed
decisions as to how to best pro-
ceed," was the recommendation.
When (AHCA) closed the
hospital in November 2005, the
agency presented a list of seven
physical problems that must be
corrected before the hospital
could open again. However, the
engineering firm advised that
while the seven required
improvements must be made,
they suggested that commission-


ers take a step further.
They suggested that while
required repairs are being made
that the county make other need-
ed repairs.
"We won't know anything
until we go in and see what's
needed," said Sen. Fred Dudley,
GHI board member.
Others questioned the T2 mil-
lion dollar plus price tag Without
a clear picture of what repairs are
needed.


County accepts hospital board recommendations


3-2 vote allows county to adjudge to release funds


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The Board of County
Commissioner voted 3-2 to accept
the recommendation of the
Gadsden Hospital, Inc. Board of
Directors to begin the process of
getting $2 million dollars plus
from the Gadsden Hospital Trust
Fund for much needed repairs to
pave the way for the hospital,
which has been closed two years,
to open.


Commissioners Eugene Lamb
and Doug Croley voted against
beginning theyprocess that would
require that the county go to court
to get a judge to agree to release
the funds. But with the county still
without the critical access desig-
nation, which would pump about
two million, dollars in federal
Medicare and Medicaid benefits
into the hospital annually, both
questioned spending that kind of
money.
But Commission Chairman Ed


Dixon argued that the building
must be maintained anyway. Part
of the reason the repairs are so
costly mow is that the county did
not keep the building repairs cur-
rent.
"Regardless, we have to fix the
building, no matter what we do,"
he said.
"I think we have all been on
board in opening the hospital. I
cannot see the merit of this project
when we don't know where we'll
get the money to run it. We're pay-


ing a',lotof money out (idgali'eO
and consultants) on behalf of citi--
zens and we have seen nothing to
date. I propose we set some sort of
deadline before we move forward
with a great deal of money," said
Commissioner Croley.
In other matters:
*Approved a request from a
Reston Community resident who
wanted to sell a lot adjacent to
property already owned by the
resident.
Part of the problem was that
the property was purchased
before the Comprehensive Plan
was adopted.


hopes to be able to hire one
dentist and several staff work-
ers soon enough to have the
clinic up and running by
February.
"For years we've not had a


dentist who could handle the
dental health case load here,
especially for recipients of
Medicaid," Byrd said. "We're
ready, the clinic is ready and
we're talking to doctors."


NOTICE

Voting Equipment Public Logic and Accuracy Test

In accordance with Florida Statute, Section 101.5612,
a pre-election test of the automatic tabulating equip-
ment, which will be used to tabulate the votes cast in
the Presidential Preference Primary Election, to be
held on January 29, 2008, will be conducted at 1:00
p.m. on January 10, 2008 for Early Voting, and 1:00
p.m. on January 22, 2008 for Election Day Voting,
at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 16 South
Madison Street, Quincy, Florida.

The purpose of the test is to ascertain that the equip-
ment will correctly count the votes cast for all candi-
dates and offices.

For the test, the Canvassing Board will convene and
the test is open to all candidates, candidate representa-
tives with written authorization, the press and the pub-
lic.
Shirley G. Knight
Supervisor of Elections
Gadsden County, Florida
01/10/08c



Request for Proposal
RFP No. 07-10 (revised)
The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners is
seeking sealed proposals from interested and qualified
firms or individuals to provide a 1 Gbps fiber optic wide
area network under a five-year contract. Proposals, con-
sisting of a technical proposal and a price proposal, will
be received until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 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 Tuesday, January 22, 2008 to discuss
this Request for Proposals and the Scope of Services.
,Specific questions related to the Scope of Services or
other requirements for the IGpbM .fiba 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@gadsdengovnet
Proposals will not be valid if not sealed in an envelope
marked "SEALED PROPOSAL" ahd 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
01/17/08c


FSU to mark Heritage Day Saturday


Florida State University will
celebrate the 157th anniversary of
its founding and its eighth annual
Heritage Day on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Heritage Day campus events
that are free and open to the public
include the Legacy Walk Outdoor
Festival (10 a.m. to noon,
Woodward Plaza and Oglesby
Union). The ribbon cutting and
dedication of phase two of the
Legacy Walk will begin at 10 a.m.
ion Landis Green, followed by the


unveiling of a bronze statue of for-
mer FSU President J. Stanley
Marshall (10:30 a.m. at the west
entrance of the new classroom
building on Woodward Plaza, just
south of Oglesby Union).
Saturday's celebration will fea-
ture historical as well as student
activity-focused exhibits plus
dance, music and other perform-
ances by students. Members of the
FSU Flying High Circus also will
be on hand. Visit http://heritage-


day.fsu.edu/ for a complete list of
activities (including private events
for alumni, students, their families
and others that require an invitation
or reservation).
"There's so much to celebrate
about FSU's rich heritage, and each
year Heritage Day helps us focus
on the generations who came
before us and their role in making
us what we are today," gaid Donna
McHugh, assistant vice president
for University Relations.


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The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008 7




Rising fuel costs, budget trouble for Big Bend Transit


Customers, employees feel impact as cost of services soar


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Budget cuts and rising gas
prices have created a crisis for
Big Bend Transit and its cus-
tomers.
State statute calls for each
county to provide cost-effective
transportation for its transporta-
tion disadvantaged typically,
the disabled, the elderly, those
with low incomes and Medicaid
recipients.
However, Big Bend Transit,
which serves Gadsden,
Jefferson, Madison and Taylor
counties, can't meet the demand
for those services and cut back
at the beginning of January its
number of daily trips. The move
came after the Agency for
Healthcare Administration redi-
rected 12-13 percent of the
Medicaid funds used to trans-
port patients to local Medicaid-
eligible health maintenance
organizations, and after gas
prices skyrocketed.
Big Bend and its customers
aren't the only ones feeling the
crunch employers have been
affected as well.


Hardie Rogers knows. A sec-
retary at May Nursery in
Havana, she says around five of
the company's employees relied
on Big Bend Transit to get to
work.
Two of them were senior cit-
izens; one was not able to drive
because of low vision.
Trips that once cost $1.50
each way now cost $18 round
trip.
"It's hard on their income,"
she said. "It's a lose-lose situa-
tion."
Also affected are the 23-25
Big Bend Transit drivers who
work in Gadsden County. They
face the prospect of working
fewer hours.
"The service has been very
successful," said Ted Waters,
Big Bend Transit coordinator.
"It's been so successful the uti-
lization has exceeded the fund-
ing. We've essentially used up
our reserve funds."
Meanwhile, other sources of
funding for the agency, founded
in 1980, are dwindling. The
Transportation Disadvantaged
Trust Fund, to which each coun-
ty pays $1.50 of every automo-


bile registration documented by
local tax collectors, was used to
finance trips to work, for educa-
tional purposes and to other
places, including the grocery.
Gas prices have risen; the
amount of money allocated to
each county from the fund has
not.
Waters said the Big Bend
Transit Board made the difficult
decision to reduce the number
of trips it made at $1.50 each
way after it became clear the
agency would go under other-
wise.
The state Department of
Transportation provides grants
to counties for provision of
affordable transportation. Big
Bend has exhausted those
funds, which had no match.
Gadsden County
Commission Chairman Ed
Dixon said Tuesday he would
push commissioners to allocate
money to Big Bend Transit if he
thought it would help. Problem
is, the county has contributed
what it can afford to $25,000 -
in partnership with the City of
Quincy, which also contributed
$25,000.


'We continue to

get calls. People

are just

distraught.

They're not even

angry anymore.

They're just sad.'


Ted Waters, Big Bend
Transit coordinator


The money is to be used
solely for Big Bend's fixed
route shuttle within the county.
Dixon, who is chairman of
the Gadsden County Big Bend
Transit Committee, said he is
troubled by the turn of events.
"There is no other public
form of transportation," he said.
"If we could give them enough
money we would. We're talking
hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars. Amtrak, Greyhound -
they're notorious for losing
money. We can't afford to run
Big Bend Transit. We don't


have unlimited amount of
money. We need certainly to
take this to the Legislature and
maybe even to Washington."
In October, Big Bend Transit
provided transportation to 346
Gadsden County residents. In
November, the company trans-
ported 306 local residents. Of
those trips, 55 percent were to
places of employment, 20 per-
cent to Medicaid providers and
13 percent for education or
training.
The remainder of the trips
were for miscellaneous reasons,
including trips to and from the
grocery store.
The agency now averages
around 30 trips per week.
State Rep. Curtis Richardson
said Tuesday he began looking
into the issue after his secretary,
whose brother is a Big Bend
Transit customer, mentioned it
to him.
"There's got to be a remedy
because people's lives are
depending on this," he said.
"We're also trying to work with
the governor's office, because
ultimately, the buck stops
there."
Richardson said he contacted
the state Department of Health
Deputy Secretary Lillian Rivera


about the issue during the holi-
days in an attempt to find out
whether Medicaid funding
diverted to HMOs could be
redirected to transportation
providers.
However, Rivera resigned
her post to return to Miami as
administrator of the Miami-
Dade County Health
Department in early January
and the ensuing transition has
made it difficult to find the
underlying cause of the prob-
lem.
"We're trying to get to the
root of it," Richardson said.
"We have asked Sen. Al Lawson
to look into this as well."
Meanwhile, the only medical
clinic in Chattahoochee, run by
Dr. Eduardo Williams, closed
last week, leaving another
group of transportation disad-
vantaged without easy access to
medical care, and people who
work everywhere from
Goodwood Museum and
Gardens in Tallahassee to May
Nursery in Havana are suddenly
unable to get to work.
"We continue to get calls.
People are just distraught,"
Waters said.
"They're not even angry
anymore. They're just sad."


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special
Meeting/Workshop on January 22, 2008, starting at 6:00
p.m. Agendaed items are as follows: Update on County
Facilities Space Needs Study; Introduction and Approval of
the Compensation and Pay Study; Review of Goals and
Selection of Priorities for FY 2009 Budget Development
Process. Other Items as Necessary.
01/17/08c



LEGAL NOTICE

THE SCHOOL BOARD ,OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a workshop and its regularly
scheduled Board meeting to which all interested .per-
sons are invited.
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
WORKSHOP REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Time: 5:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.

Place: School Board Meeting Room
Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, Florida

PURPOSE:
WORKSHOP: To discuss financial issues/data update..
REGULAR BOARD MEETING: To ratify payment of bills,
consider personnel actions, consider bids and quotations, consid-
er and/or act on proposal and/or adoption of Administrative Rules
and such other business as may be ready for consideration.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise contact-
ing: The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr. Reginald
C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.,
Quincy, Florida 32351:
Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made, which records
would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Dated this 15'h day of January, 2008 A.D.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
01/17/08c


Jackson Heights to see major renovations


by ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Long before it was called
Jackson Heights park (the offi-
cial name) it was simply called
"the pool."
In 1965 when the park
opened, children and their par-
ents on the south side of
Quincy were ecstatic. No
longe?;did :they have !to. go to,
Tallahass.e.e's; Dade Street, Pool
or wait until they could get to
the beach to take a cool dip on
a hot summer day. Coach
Vernon Ross and physical edu-
cation teacher Constance Long
were the lifeguards as well as
swimming instructors.
"That was a long time ago,"
remembers City Commissioner
Sherries Taylor. She recalled
how she and her sisters and
brother loved "the pool." It cost
10 cents to get in, and she
recalled, you could stay as long
as you wanted.
"The rules were strict and
they didn't have any problem
putting you out. I got put out a
few times for (excessively)
splashing water," she laughed.
Once out of the pool and dry,
Taylor said she made her way
to the snack area where she
bought her favorite cookies,
Ike & Mike, and a cold drink.
"The pool. was a place to
socialize. Parents came with
their children and talked while
they stood around the fence
watching kids enjoy them-
selves. Some kids always cried
when it was time to go. But


Quincy City Commissioner Sherrie Taylor is pleased that the Jackson Heights Park is getting
a facelift.


"the pool" was such'a commu-
nity place, I can.see why they
would cry," he said.
As fond as her memories are
of the park, she is equally
happy that it is under her watch
as a commissioner that the park
is getting a long overdue
facelift. The project comes


courtesy of a $200,000 grant
from the Department of
Environmental Protection.
New ball fields, a covered
picnic area, restrooms, and new
playground equipment are just
some of the amenities. The
centerpiece of the park will be
a new water feature that Parks


and Recreation Director
Reginald Cunningham said is
sure to be a hit with kids.
"It has the new spray park
where the kids can run under it
and there is a area for wading,"
he said adding, "there are a lot
of different apparatus the kids
can play on such as dragons
and a misting machine."
But all of the work will take
a few months and the park has
been closed for a few weeks
now. While there are signs all
around the perimeter, Taylor
said she wants the public to
know that the area is no place
for a pickup game of ball or a
place to spend time.
"It will be complete and it
will be a great place to be by
the end of April or the first of
may. Until then, I ask parents
to tell children to stay away
from the area for their own
safety," Taylor said.


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8 The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008


Jaguars roar to 16-0 with district wins prep schebdle


The East Gadsden Jaguars
knew that the past week would
bring them face to face with their
toughest district foes. They
came through the week just fine.
Saturday night they wore
down a scrappy Rickards team
before a packed house on the
Raiders campus 66-45, handing
Rickards their first loss of the
year and keeping their own
unbeaten streak going.
The Jaguars "Mc Attack" of


Reshard McGill and Sam
McLaurin proved a little much
for the Raiders inside, and they
simply wore down Rickards
combining for 36 rebounds with
McLaurin claming 21 of them.
McGill had 16 points and 5
steals. McLaurin scored only 5
* points but he had 6 assists and 4
blocked shots to go with his
monster rebound night.
Rickards had trouble focusing
on the "Mc Attack" because of


the play of Ricky Ray and
Leonardo Deloney. Ray had a
double-double with 10 points
and 10 rebounds while Deloney
had a 15 point, 5 assist game.
East Gasdens win over, Bay
Tuesday night came somewhat
easier than the win over
Rickards.
The Jaguars ran to a big early
lead and coasted to a 60-32 vic-
tory. Kelvin Derrico's 19 points
topped the winning teams scor-


ing. Deloney added 14,
McLaurin 12, and McGill 10.
McLaurin also had 17
rebounds.The wins give the
Jaguars a 16-0 mark. "We're
playing real well, and getting
good play from alot of players."
Quoted Jaguar head coach
Demetric Salters whose team
hosts district foe Arnold
Thursday night, Pensacola
Washington Saturday night, and
plays at Bay next Tuesday night.


WGHS rebounds from loss to get district split


West Gadsden lost a District 3-
2A game in Port St. Joe Friday
night before coming back to edge
Liberty Co. in another district
contest Tuesday night in
Greensboro.
In the Port St. Joe game the
Panthers fell behind 37-25 at the
half and couldn't get much going
in the second half losing 86-65.
Ramon Beard's 26 points led the


Sharks. Beard got help from
Raheam Clemons' 17 points.
John Battles scored 18 to top
West Gadsden and Ricardo
Marlowe hit 11.
Tuesday night the Panthers had
trouble pulling away from Liberty
Co. and settled for a 65-62 win.
Led by Jessie Winbush who hit
21 points, West Gadsden would
build a 10 to 12 point lead only to


have the play of Josh Spears and
Moses Brown bring the Bulldogs
back.
The Panthers led by 7 with just
48 seconds to go and missed three
one and one foul shot opportuni-
ties.
Spears and Brown hit buckets
to cut the lead but West Gadsden
held on the pull out the win. "I'm
glad we got out with the win."


Panther coach Tony Davis said.
"Sometimes we look very good,
then we'll turn around and play
bad in the same quarter." Davis
continued. "We just got to play
more consistant, especially on
defense."
Spears hit 22 points and Brown
14 for Liberty Co. Marlowe had
13 points and Antonio Bostick 10
to back Winbush's scoring? \
)K


Munroe Lady Cats split games to go to 10-5


The Lady Cats lost their first
game since a loss on November
29 to Aucilla Christian. Despite
losing to FAMU for the second
time this season, Munroe played
an inspired fourth quarter to make
a game of it.. FAMU led 15-10 at


the end of the first quarter and 29-
18 at the half. The Rattlers then
ran the score to 42-24 at the end
of the third quarter but the Lady
Cats moved their defense and fast
break into another gear and actu-
ally moved within eight points


before losing 47-36.
The girls got back on the win-
ning track Friday night with a 48-
24 win over Maranatha Christian.
The team only lead by ten at the
half but poured it on in the second
half. Crystal Wade had a double


double in scoring and rebound-
Bg;fi Nnhing with 20 points and
12 rebounds. Eighth grader Beth
Summerford added ten points and
Malorie McKinnon had five
steals. Munroe dropped to 10-5
with the loss.


Lady Jags win 14th game of the season over Wakulla


The Lady Jaguars won their
14th basketball game with a
convincing win over a much-
improved Wakulla squad.
Jasmine Grice poured in 34


points over four quarter for the
district win.
The first quarter proved to
be Wakulla's undoing busting
out to a 20-2 lead. Wakulla


actually outscored East
Gadsden in the second and
third quarters but it was not
enough to make up for the dis-
mal first.


Dytesha Francis added 12
points and Grice hit four three
pointers as their team went to
14-6 overall and 4-3 in dis-
tricts.


Basketball
Thu. 1-17
West Gadsden at Port St. Joe VG
Munroe at Altha VG, JVB, VB
Arnold at East Gadsden JVB,
VB .
John Paul 11 at Carter-Parramore
JVB, VG, VB
Fri.1-18
Children's Lighthouse at
Tallavana VG
Community Christian at
Tallavana JVB
Tallavana Alumni at Tallavana
VB
Munroe at Aucilla JVG, JVB,
VG, VB
Carter-Parramore at Liberty Co.
VG
Arnold at East Gadsden JVG,
VG
Sat.1-19


West Gadsden at Sneads JV-VB
West Gadsden at South Walton
VG
Pensacola Washington at East
Gadsden VB
Mon. 1-21
Tue. 1-22
West Gadsden at Wewahitchka
JV-VB
Marianna at West Gadsden VG
Munroe at Maclay JVG,VG
East Gadsden at Bay JV,VB
Jefferson Co. at Carter-
Parramore JVB, VB
Carramore-Parramore at Sneads
VG

Soccer
Thu. 1-17
East Gadsden at Port St. Joe
Fri. 1-18
West Gadsden at East Gadsden


WGHS girls win three


West Gadsden rode their top
scoring senior, Tyeeshia Battles,
to three big wins last week.
First on their bucket list was
Wewahitchka. The Lady
Panthers led 30-21 at the half
before going on to win 57-34.
Battles scored 28 points includ-
ing three 3-pointers. Kayla
Streeter added ten points.
The next night the Panthers
took a win from Rickards by a
47-38 score. The score was
knotted at ten each to end the
first quarter but the Panthers
outscored the Raiders 12-8 in
the 2nd quarter to lead 22-18 at
the half. Rickards outscored
West Gadsden by three in the
third but West Gadsden rallied
in the fourth to finish up with a
big win. Battles and Jasmine
Charleston both finished with


double-doubles. Battles fin-
ished with 20 points and 10
rebounds and Charleston scored
11 points and pulled down ten
rebounds. Kayla Streeter
dished out six assists as the
Panthers moved to 10-8 on the
season. .
The Panthers won their 11th
game over 5A opponent Lincoln
High School. Down by one at
the half, the Panthers turned it
on in the third quarter outscor-
ing the Trojans 10-2 to lead 37-
28 entering the final quarter.
Lincoln rallied in the fourth
before losing by three, 45-43.
Tyeshia Battles scored 30 points
and pulled down seven
rebounds. Jasmine Charleston
was busy on the boards grab-
bing 13 rebounds. Kayla
Streeter scored ten points.


Bobcats get wins over Atlantis, Maranatha to go 6-9 on the season


Munroe turned up their
scoring a notch and won a pair
of boy's basketball games last
week.
Thursday night the Bobcats
defeated Atlantis in a home


game 72-50. Friday they
knocked off Maranatha 66-43
in Tallahassee.
In the Atlantis. game
Munroe had a 46 point second
half to pull away to victory.


Alex Clark scored 15 to
lead the Bobcats. John Hilton-
Revell hit 13 and Ben Young
had 10.
In all 9 Bobcat players
scored. Jason Cook led the


rebounders with 9.
Against Maranatha, Munroe
held the Patriots scoreless in
he fourth quarter running away
to the win.
In that game, four Bobcats


scored in double-figures with
Clark and David Iglesias get-
ting 11 points each and
Christian Granger and Ben
Young popping in 10 each.
Cody Watson pulled down 10


rebounds for Munroe. Tommy
Risk topped Maranatha scorers
with 16.
Munroe's record was 6-9
going into Tuesday's game
with John Paul 11.


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PRec bept. news


Manjuar's two goals
help Jaguars tie Chipley
3-3

Jario Manjuar scored a pair
of goals helping East Gadsden
tie Chipley 3-3 in a Monday
soccer match play in Chipley.
The first of Manjuar's goals
came on a penalty kick.
Manjuar got an assist from
Alvaro Quinteros in scoring his
second goal.
Ramiro Romulo scored the
other East Gadsden goal.
The Jaguars close their regu-
lar season with matches at Port
St. Joe Thursday and at home
Friday against West Gadsden.
Their district tournament will
be played in Wakulla beginning


Tuesday. East Gadsden's first
round opponent Tuesday has yet
to be determined.

Carter-Parramore splits
district contests

FAMU High came into the
Carter-Parramore Gym
Thursday night needing a win to
keep the Lions from running
.away with the district regular
season. The Baby Rattlers got
that win in overtime and put
themselves in the District 3-1A
lead.
Missing 17 free throws didn't
help C-P they led 37-34 enter-
ing the fourth quarter. FAMU
notched it at 47 all at the end of
regulation, before eking out the


win.
Marquis Richardson and
Jerrod McGee scored 13 points
each to lead FAMU.
Vladmir Card topped the
Lions scoring with 15, while
Eric Williams scored 13 and
Deontaye McWhite had 12.
Friday night C-P bested
Aucilla 70-43 with Card putting
in 21 points. Reginald Johnson
hit 14, McWhite 13, and Anton
Johnson 10.
C-P's record was 15-6 enter-
ing Tuesday nights game at
Chiles.

LEGISLATORS


remains the county's number one
priority.
The admiration went both ways
with Sen. Lawson and Rep.
Richardson both commending the
county and municipalities for
working together and agreeing on
issues that will benefit the entire
county.
"I don't know of anyone who
has worked as hard as Gadsden
County," Sen. Lawson said.
Although the final summary has
been transmitted to lobbyists,
constitutional officers and cities
were also given another
opportunity to make a final appeal
"just in case" unexpected funds
became available during the
session.
Nancy Gee, speaking on behalf
of the Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office, said-that department needs
a minimum of $270,000 to
upgrade its technology.
"That would bring us into the


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21st Century," Gee said.
She also told the delegation that
Sheriff Young was informed
Monday afternoon that law
enforcement could expect a
decrease of $240 million dollars
statewide in the Justice Assistance
Grants.
"Without that funding, we would
not be able to have our drug
program," she said.
Quincy City Manager Bill
Bogan asked the delegation to do
what they could to support any
help for fiscally constrained cities,
such as Quincy, that may result
from any state budget cuts.
A medical doctor, Crawfish
Island, and a water system for the
Rosedale Community were a the
top of the list for the City of
Chattahoochee. Lee Garner, city
manager, said the city has no
health ,care professionals and
asked the delegation for help.
"Dr. Alma Little is the acting


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dean in the College of Medicine
at Florida State University and
rural health care is part of their
mission. She may be able to help
you find someone. Hopefully,
there is a program that will offer
incentives, maybe a reduction in
their student loan, if they work in
a rural county," Sen. Lawson said.
Saying that she didn't know
much about politics or how to get
help, Kay Miller asked for help
for Big Bend Transit. She said
that as an employee of the
company, she has seen first hand
the hardship that recent cuts have
caused citizens. Some people, she
said, cannot get to the work or to
medical appointments because
ridership has been cut in half.
The company had 250 trips per
day approved that have been cut
to 120 trips. The telephone lines
open up at 8 a.m. but, users say,
by 8:15 a.m. all of the slots have
been taken.


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MIDGETS
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12:00 T-Wolves vs Pistons
12:45 Warriors vs Suns

JUNIORS
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9:45 Cavaliers vs Nuggets
10:30 Lakers vs Heat


"This is an emergency issue,"
said Rep. Richardson, he said he
had been working with a person
in the Department of
Transportation to help rectify the
situation. He said part of the
money was placed in the wrong
pot by mistake and that the money
should be put back into the
program.
Others like Lynn Poucher asked
to help for the West Gadsden
Historical Society, Clarence
Jackson and Laverne Demous
pleaded for help with senior
citizens programs, and Kelly
Williams asked for help in
securing funds to address infant
mortality.
The delegation agreed that all of
the needs were warranted but
warned that the financial pie was
only so big and had to be divided
statewide. They promised,
however, to do all they could to
get Gadsden County's needs met.


TRASH from Page 4


avoid talking about the issue by
burying our heads in the sand
next to our garbage. Our pristine
lakes, and not to mention our
drinking water, and quality of life
are continually being threatened
by our inability to deal with our
garbage issue. This problem will
only get worse, as we have all
witnessed, if we continue to


sidestep what is right before our
eyes. I believe the answer lies
within this community and I
know with your help, we can
come to a resolution.
While we extensively advertised
the application cycle for the
Citizens Advisory Committee and
the associated January 3 deadline,
submitted applications from the


KES from Page 4


community were minimal. We
will be discussing the Citizens
Advisory Committee on Solid
Waste in our January 22
workshop. I am requesting and
encouraging everyone's initial
involvement in this process and
support as we move forward
focused on solutions for our
household waste, recyclables, and
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household hazardous materials. If
you are still interested in applying
for the Citizens Advisory
Committee, please call (850) 875-
8660 or download an application
directly from our website at
www.gadsdengov.net.
Edward J. Dixon, Chairman
Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners


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word real good she wouldn't
let the others laugh at you. She
kept sounding it out till you got
it!
It wasn't all peaches and
cream. She made the boys and
girls line up on opposite sides
of the room and have spell-
off's.'She insisted on everyone
"laying their head down" and
resting after lunch. We had to
cut out those Indians and


pilgrims two weeks before
Thanksgiving. Each of us had
to give a Valentine card to
everyone else in the class. Even
to the girls! She made a big-
deal out of George
Washington's birthday. And she
made us read about Dick, Jane
and Spot near 'bout everyday.
She taught us to say the
pledge of allegiance. We had to
take turns. You couldn't push


when we lined up for recess.
You couldn't take someone's
book. You had to respect each
others individual rights. She
didn't have a torture chamber in
the cloak room. And, as soon as
she got to know me, she never
held anything Leon did against
me! She hugged me and-
thanked me for being such a
good student when the year
ended. And she gave me a
flashlight for not missing a day.
Miss Carolyn loved the first
grade into us.
Pam, Bob, Bobby, Ricky,
Larenda, Jimmy, Vicki Fields,
Jane Hill, Anne Alexander, Phil
Cook, Kenny Butler, Suzie
Cozart and the rest of that class
are not just names to use in a
story for me. They are my all
time best friends.
Miss Carolyn said we were
starting on a journey. I wonder,
as hers came to an end, if she
had any idea of how much she
helped......
Respectfully,
Kes


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Gadsden Arts Center prepares for fourth annual Winter Gala


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

The Gadsden Arts Center
is rolling out the red car-
pet and everyone's invit-
ed.
The Art Center's fourth
annual Winter Gala is Jan.
26 at the Sawano Country
Club from 6:30-11 p.m.
"It is our biggest fundrais-
er event. It helps us front
operating costs, which
grow every year," Arts
Center Director Tricia
Collins said.


In accordance with this
year's theme, Sherry
Bailey's striking watercol-
or, "Sunshine Red," will
be the grand prize for a
drawing held during the
gala. Tickets for the draw-
ing are available at the
Arts Center and at the
event for $10.
Collins said Event
Chairwoman Mary
Howard Edwards and her
committee have planned
an entertaining evening.
"It's always a fabulous,
fun event," Collins said.


Elvin Kever, Camphor
Vessel with Camphor
Finial, Sculpted Wood
"This year Susan Hinson
is doing the food she
pulls out all the stops.
There will be shrimp and
grits, fried oysters and
more, music by Crooked
Shooz and the ever-popu-
lar silent auction."
Items up for bid include
original artwork by local
favorite William Hugh
McKeown and other
artists, books, services,
vacations, and original
jewelry by artisans, such
as Quincie Hamby.


Quincy craftswoman Beth
Allman is also donating an
oriental rug for the event.
The first Winter Gala hon-
ored local arts patron Julia
Woodward, a well-known
philanthropist in Gadsden
County..
Artist Dean Mitchell, a
Quincy native, was hon-
ored at the second gala,
and Martha Ann
McCaskill, a volunteer,
honored at the third in
recognition of all Arts
Center volunteers.
"This year we're doing


things a little differently,"
Collins noted. "We
haven't picked an honoree
per se."
Seating for the gala is lim-
ited, so those interested in
attending should purchase
tickets from the Arts
Center at their earliest
convenience. The cost in
$100 per person, $150 for
two, or $800 for a table of
eight.
"This year's Red Carpet
Gala will indeed be an
elegant night to remem-
ber," Collins said.


Sherry A. Bailey, Sunshine Red, Watercolor


Virginia Coultas, Grandpa & Granddaughter, Clay Sculpture


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Obituaries


Ch rch news


Butler, Laura Scott

Laura Scott
Butler, 88, of
Quincy, died
on Friday
January 11,
2008, in
Gadsden Co.
Service will be January 19, 2008
at lpm r at 2nd Elizabeth M.B:
Burial will be at 2nd Elizabeth
Cemetery. Visitation is January
18, 2008 from 3-8:00 pm. at
Bradwell Mortuary. Funeral
Home Bradwell Mortuary. She
was born March 8, 1919 in
Gadsden County, to Sam Scott
Sr. and Eliza Martin Scott, her
Occupation was a Homemaker.
She is survived by two sons;


James Butler (Elizabeth) of
Quincy, Jimmy Butler
(Earnestine) of Quincy, three
daughters; Mary Fields of
Quincy, Annell Frierson of
Quincy, Laura Dell Butler of
Quincy, adopted daughter;
Helen Potter (Kenneth) of
Quincy, sister; Cora Scott of
Quincy, 29 grandchildren; 48
great-grandchildren, and 2 great
great grandchildren. Preceded
in death by children; Johnny,
Donnie Mae, Arthur, Wallace,
and Lillian.


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Nationally-renowned hospice

physician and author to speak


Seminars to feature compassionate care and dying
well initiatives

Dr. Ira Byock, a nationally-acclaimed author and the physician
credited with bringing palliative and hospice care into mainstream
medicine, will present at a seminar on Monday, January 28, 2008 at
.7 p.m. at the Tallahassee Community College Center for Economic
& Workforce Development. The seminar, which is free and open to
the public, is sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Big
Bend Hospice and Aging with Dignity. During his presentation, Dr.
Byock will discuss how to heal broken relationships by focusing on
four things that matter most: "Please forgive me. I forgive you.
Thank you. I love you". Dr. Byock will also recollect on his decades
of experience in working with patients and their families facing the
end of life. Following the presentation, Dr. Byock will be available
for book signing.
In addition to the Monday evening seminar, Dr. Byock will also
present an end-of-life care lecture on Sunday, January 27, at the
FSU College of Medicine at 6 p.m. This event is intended for health
care professionals and medical students but is open to the public. In
addition, Dr. Byock will present at other professional education con-
ferences to physicians and colleagues of Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare.
Moving beyond the medical aspect of care, Dr. Byock is working
to change the way that end-of-life care is approached by improving
the quality of life for people facing serious, complex illness versus
treating their direct ailment or illness. He shifts the attention to mat-
ters of the heart, helping patients and their families deal with impor-
tant emotional and spiritual issues that are relevant even before the
2end of life.


Local health care leader joins

National Board of Directors


Covenant Hospice President &
CEO, Dale 0. Knee has been
elected to the Board of
Directors for the National
Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization (NHPCO). Voting
delegates from end of life care
organizations throughout the
nation elected Knee to the
Board, and he will represent the
members of NHPCO on a
national level.
NHPCO, the oldest and largest
non-profit public benefit organ-
ization that represents hospice
and palliative care programs, is
committed to improving the end
of life care and expanding
access to hospice care.
"The selection comes at a par-
ticularly challenging time for
hospices, and I look forward to
the opportunities this presents
to contribute and help promote
Covenant's mission of commu-
nity and hospice caring as a
model to help improve end of
life care in this country," said
Knee.
Knee has served as President &
CEO of Covenant Hospice and
the Covenant Hospice
Foundation since 1993. When
he joined what was then known
as Hospice of Northwest
Florida, the organization he led


served four
counties and
had a daily
census of 132m
patients.
Under his
leadership,
Covenant
Hospice has
grown into one of the largest
not-for-profit hospice systems
in the nation. Today, Covenant
has two inpatient units and an
average daily census of more
than 1,300 patients and cares
for patients and their loved ones
in 35 counties spanning Florida
and Alabama.
Celebrating 25 years of keep-
ing the promise, Covenant
Hospice is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to pro-
viding comprehensive, compas-
sionate services to patients and
loved ones during times of life-
limiting illnesses. The focus of
Covenant Hospice is to enable
its patients to live as fully and
comfortably as possible, to pro-
vide dignified palliative care, to
assist patients' loved ones in
coping with end-of-life issues
and the eventual death of the
patient, and to improve care for
all patients at the end of their
lives by example and education.


FountainHead A.M.E.
Church

FountainHead A.M.E. Church
232 J & J Lane Mt. Pleasant Fla
32352 Church Phone Number
850-856-8015
"A Living Church Pressing
towards A Living Christ"
Church Announcements
Annual Evening in White
The Pearl Grey Missionary
Society of Fountain Head
A.M.E. Church would like to
invite everyone to come worship
with us on January 20, 2008 @
5:30 pm. Our guest Speaker
will be Minister Daniel Hall.
For more information please
feel, free to contact Sis. Dorothy
Granger WMSP @ 850-856-
9265.
"There's A Place For you in the
A.M.E. Church If you are in
need of a ride to church please
feel fee to contact Bro. Terrence
Wood @ 850-508-1318.

Greenshade Choir
Program and Musical
Extravaganza

Greenshade A.M.E. Church
Choir will celebrate their
Annual Pre-choir Union
Program on Sunday, January 20,
2008 at 3:00 P.M. Everyone is
invited!
Greenshade A.M.E. Church
7085 Salem Road (Dogtown).
Quincy, Florida 32352
Rev. Tommy Home, Pastor
Sis. Stacey Campbell,
Choir President

Come One, Come ALL!
Musical Extravaganza
Geenshade A.M.E. Church is
sponsoring a Musical
Extravaganza on Saturday,
January 26, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.
We have already asked God to
allow this evening to be an
Anointed, Spirit-filled event, we
expect to have a great time
praising Him in music. It is our
prayer that you.join us there!
Greenshade A.M.E. Church
7085 Salem Road (Dogtown)
Quincy, FL 32352
Rev. Tommy Home, Pastor
For more information call:
Minister Melvin Bost, Program
Sponsor
(850) 627-2228

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MENTS
Sunday School every Sunday at
9:45 am.
Sunday Service every Sunday
at 11:00 am.
Praise & Worship every
Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
January 18 H.E.P.M. at
Elizabeth Co. C.W.I.H., Pastor
D. Streeter Church Anniversary
7:30 pm. (Hardaway).
January 19 Apostle Copeland
and One Voice at Freedom.
Assembly Pastor Blake
Annivesary Banquet 6pm.
(Tallahassee).
January 27 Apostle Copeland
and One Voice at St. Stephens
PB Church for William's Singers
CD Release 4 pm (Gretna).
Mt. Calvary P.B. Church 19th
Annual Celebration of MLK
HOLIDAY

Mt. Calvary P.B.
Church

Come feel and witness a soul
stirring, soul-
searching
message on
Monday,
January 21,
2008 at Mt.
Calvary P.B.
Church and
our own
dynamic speaker Deaconess
Elaine Henry Chavers. She
gives a powerful speech of
encouragement, hope and reali-
ty. She has spoken over the
years on many occasions for the
King Holiday. She has deliv-
ered Dr. King's famous speeches
at various churches in Gadsden,
Leon, Georgia, as well as on the
courthouse square in Quincy, the
Quincy Jail and three tires at
Florida State University. If you
have not witnessed this gifted
speaker as she emulates Dr.
King and delivers a spell bound-
ing rendition of his speeches -
then you have truly missed a
treat. January 21, 2008 is your
chance to witness and hear a'
powerful message.
The church is located in the
Robertsville Community on the
old Bainbridge Rd., Hwy 267 N.
Quincy. The program will start
promptly on Monday, January
21, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. A full
course breakfast is served
immediately following the pro-
gram. No Charge! Everyone is
invited to come out and cele-


brate with Mt. Calvary.
Deacon Daryl L. Chavers, Sr.,
Program Coordinator 2008
Elder Antonio D. Bush, Pastor
Mt. Calvary P.B. Church 19th
Annual Celebration of MLK
HOLIDAY

Mt. Moriah First
Missionary Baptist
Church

Mt. Moriah First Missionary
Baptist Church will kick off its
8:00 AM services on Sunday,
January 27th and thereof each
,4th Sunday of the month. Also
we will host a three night revival
beginning Wednesday, January
30 thru Friday, February 1, 2008
starting at 7:00 PM. Our Guest
Preacher is the Rev. Dr. Joseph
Wright, Pastor of Jerusalem
MB Church, Tallahassee. We
are "A church on the "Move for
God, Walking by Faith and Not
by Sight" and Our doors swing
open on the hinges of Welcome
and we cordially invite com-
munity to come join us in the
praises. The church is located at
302 South Tenth Street, Quincy,
where Elder Melvin E.
Crawford, SR is Pastor. For
more information please call the
Church at 850-627-7244.


Elder Ronnie Fields to
celebrate first
anniversary

Mt. Olive P.B. Church of
Thomasville, GA, would like to
invite all family and friends to
come out and celebrate this very
special occasion on Sunday,
January 20, 2008 at 3:00pm.
The speaker will be Rev. Gary.
Clark of Thomasville, GA. The
church is located at 819 Fletcher
Street in Thomasville. For direc-
tions you can contact Jennifer
Scrubbs at (229) 224-9581 or
Natasha Mack at (229) 403-
6443.

Mt. Pilgrim P.B.
Church announcements

Church Services: 1st, 2nd, &
4th Sundays 11:00 a.m. 3rd
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Martin Luther King Prayer
Breakfast: Monday, January
21st at 9:00 a.m.
An Appreciation Retirement
Program for Ms. Margaret Ivey,
January 19th, 1:00 pm. at Golf


Terrace Country Club,
Tallahassee, FL.
Founder Day Observance will
be Friday January 25th through
January 26th at Mt. Pilgrim.
Thought: "You don't need to
see the way, if you follow the
one who is the way."
Elder Aaron Bush, Pastor

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church news

Bible Study and Youth teaching
Wednesday 7:00 pm.
Thursday at 7:00 pm. Mass
Choir rehearsal.
Church School Sunday mornm-
ing 9:30 am.
Morning Worship Sunday at
11:00 am. The Matrons will
have a Call meeting following
Morning Worship Service
Sunday morning.
Intercessary prayer each
Monday and Tuesday 12:00
noon.
The Clothes Closet and food.
pantry is available for those
needing this service. Please call
627-8442 for assistance.
And be found in him, not hav-
ing mine own righteousness,
which is. of the law, but that
which is through the faith of
Christ, the righteousness which
is of God by faith:
Philippians 3:9

Primitive Baptist
Womens Concress
Event

Middle-Florida-Georgia
Primitive Baptist Womens
Concress Event
1:00 pm. January 19, 2008
Luncheon honoring Mother
Margaret Ivey at Capital City
Country Club 1605 Golf
Terrace, Tallahassee, FL


Union Chapel A.M.E.
Church

Union Chapel A.M.E. Church
Sawdust community, will be
celebrating their Annual
Evening in White program on
Jan. 27, 2008 at 5 pm.
The speaker. for the occassion
will be Sis. Sonya Riley the First
lady of St. Hebron A.M.E.
church.
Come one come all and let's
have a good time in the name of
Jesus.
Rev. Carl Hill Pastor


511 phone system provides traffic information during wildfire season


Florida residents and visitors
who need the latest information
about the effects of wildfires on
travel conditions statewide can
call the Florida Department of
Transportation's (FDOT) free
511 travel information service.
The 511 service is available
from cell phones and landlines
statewide and provides real-time
traffic conditions and road clo-
sures on all interstate highways
in Florida and Florida's
Turnpike.
The Florida Division of
Forestry reported Jan. 4 that
drought conditions are expected
to worsen over the spring
months, indicating a high poten-
tial for another active wildfire
season.
This week's closure of
Interstate 4 in Polk County due
to accidents involving fog and
smoke is a serious reminder of


the hazardous conditions that
can result when wildfires occur,
Florida Highway Patrol
spokesman Sgt. Jorge Delahoz
said.
"Wildfires can come up sud-
denly, and motorists may not be
aware when their area is affect-
ed," Delahoz said. "By calling
511, they will learn of any trou-
ble areas on their route, and can
alter their plans if necessary."
When in low-visibility condi-
tions, drivers should slow down,
keep lights on low beam, and
shouldn't use flashing lights
unless pulling off the road.
Another key, he said, is to mini-
mize distractions.
"If you've got your radio on,
turn it off. Stay off the cell
phone. You need to pay attention
to what's going on," Delahoz
said.
The 1-4 closure indicates


FSU to host world leaders at international conference


World leaders from Africa and
the Middle East will gather at
Florida State University for a first-
of-its-kind intercultural dialogue
designed to support a United
Nations initiative, the Alliance of
Civilizations.
The FSU Claude Pepper Center
for Intercultural Dialogue will hold
"Bridging Civilizations" on Feb.
11 at the FSU Alumni Center. The,
conference is intended to further
the goals of the Alliance of
Civilizations, a U.N. initiative
launched in 2005 by the prime
ministers of Spain and Turkey to
promote mutual respect between


civilizations and cultures and
counter a trend toward extremism
that has threatened international
stability. It is the first event in the
Pepper Center's "year of dialogue"
in which FSU will host other world
leaders promoting the Alliance of
Civilizations initiative.
President of the Republic of
Rwanda Paul Kagame; Yuval
Rabin, son of former Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin; Minister
of State of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia Abdullah A. Alireza; and
Michael Oren, best-selling author
and senior fellow at the Shalem
Center in Jerusalem, are among


those expected to speak at the
February conference. The lectures
are free and open to the public, but
seating may be limited.
'The conference will bM an oppor-
tunity for the World's most influen-
tial policy makers, business leaders
and academics to forge alliances
that transcend national and cultural
boundaries," said ,Monsignor
William A. Kerr, executive director
of the Claude Pepper Center for
Intercultural Dialogue. "It is our
hope that these relationships will
lead to new foreign policy
approaches, faculty and student
exchange programs, research


opportunities and activism among
youth."
The conference, structured around
four. sessions, will begin at 8:30
a.m. with an address by Shamil
Idriss, acting director of the
Secretariat for the U.N. Alliance of
Civilizations, on the role of the
Alliance of Civilizations in
advancing international dialogue.
Nancy Overholt, executive .direc-
tor of the Institute for International
Education, and FSU College of
Social Sciences Dean David
Rasmussen will. discuss the impor-
tance of education in promoting
cultural understanding.


Florida residents are turning to
511 when unforeseen situations
arise. The Central Florida 511
system logged 7,813 calls on
Jan. 9, more than three times the
2,425 calls on the same date last
year. The Statewide 511 system
experienced a 40 percent
increase in calls the same day.
In addition to the free 511
phone service, Florida residents
can access real-time traffic
information, traffic cameras,
lane closures and emergency
alerts on, the Web at
www.FL511.com. Regional
information is available at
www.jax5 1 1 .com,
www.5 11 tampabay.com,
www.southwestflorida511 .com
and www.southflorida511.com.


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511 Tips

Speak as clearly as possible
and minimize any background
noise, including radios and open
windows.
Say, "other parts of the state"
to transfer to Florida's regional
511 services.
Say, "help" for instructions.
-Say, "next," "previous," "stop"
or "repeat" to navigate through
the phone menus more quickly.
Say, "main menu" at any time
to start over.
Say, "feedback" to report con-
gestion not already on 511.
Interrupt 511 at any time if
you already know your selec-
tion.


In Memory of


Mrs. Willie Ruth Williams
(Gensie)
Happy Birthday
Remembrance
January 15th
On this blessed day, God sent an
angel into this world to love,
teach and mentor those who
needed helping hand to find
their way. you were special,
exceptional, extra-ordinary; one ofa kind We thank God
for allowing yoh to be a part ofour world But, like all
Good things you loan to us, you must call them to heav-
Sen to receive this crown. We love you and miss you. We
will forever cherish your memory in our hearts and on
our minds.
Lovingly Remembered,
John Albert, ]aque, Wee John, Rashad and]amal


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verse of the week:
As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from
the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel.
I Samuel 17:23 (KJV)

A young Shepard boy from the
house of Jesse brought his brothers
lunch. He heard Goliath making
fun of the army if Israel and
became defiant. He approached the
king and told him he wanted to
fight the giant. The king tried to
give David his armor for the battle
but he refused to use it. Davis just
used his sling and five smooth
stones. He was able to defeat the
giant and he won the battle for
SIsrael that day. God was there
through that trial with David and he
became well favored.





FaviluyL Timvtte Thils weeke:
Pray and spend time in God's word as a Filmriy.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Agape Christian
Fellowship
announcements

The Agape Christian
Fellowship Center Church fami-
ly has a church engagement in
Ocala, Florida on Sunday,
January 20, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
The bus will depart 9n Sunday
morning at 8:00 a.n. Please
sign-up for your seat on the bus.
Bus fare is $20.00 per person-
Day Trip.
We also like to take this time to
invite you to join us at any or all
Sof our weekly services:,:'
Sunday School--- 9:00 -a.m.;
Morning Worship---10:30 a.m.
Monday: Prayer---7:00 p.m.
3rd Monday-Community
Prayer---7:00 p.m
Wednesday: Bible Study---
7:30 p.m.
Saturday: AFAM Food
Distribution---10:00 a.m.-12:00
p.m. (3rd Saturday of each
Month)
Klothes Kloset---10:00 a.m.-
3:00 p.m.
Biship Reginald D.
Washington, Sr. Pastor
10 S Monroe Street
Quincy, FL

Bear Creek Bethel
M.B. Church

The pastor Rev. Ernest Miller
and members of Bear Creek
Bethel M.B. Church, would like
to invite ,the public to our church
on January 20, 2008 at 3:00pm.
We will be honoring our church
musicians and choir. Your pres-
ence will be greatly appreciated.
Reverend Frederick March will
bring A WORD FROM GOD.
Reverend Sterling George,
Chairperson
627-3096

Blessed Hope
Missionary Baptist
Church

Bible Based, Christ Centered,
Holy Spirit Led and Mission
Bound
Pastor Nathaniel Trumpet, Jr.
2119 Hutchinson-Ferry Road
Quincy, FL 32352 Phone:
850-856-5725
Announcements 2008
January 27th 3:00 pm. Event:
Annual Mission Anniversary,
Location: Blessed Hope M.B.
Church, Elder Nathaniel
Trumpet Jr. Pastor
February 8th Friday 7:30 pm.
Event: Pine Bloom MB
Association, Mt. Hosea MB
Church, Elder Eddie York,
Pastor/Elder N. 1; Trumpte


Moderator
February 9th Saturday 10:00
am. Event: Extra Day Session,
Location: Hosted by Mt. Hosea
MB Church, Elder Eddie York,
Pastor/Elder N. Trumpet
Moderator
February 24th 2:30 pm. Event:
Black History Program,
Location: St. Thomas In Chatge
of Service, Elder Edward Greer
Guest Preacher
Contact Person: Laura Collins
875-3969

Church of Jesus Christ
Holy Mission Pentacostal

Presiding Elder James M.
Jones- Pastor
North 65 Attapulgas Hwy
(Scott Town)
We will be celebrating our
Annual 33rd Church
Anniversary honoring our Late
Pastor Elder Irene J. Shaw:
Beginning January 15 20th,
2008 7:30 p.m. nitely; Sunday
Morning 11:30 a.m. with our
Bishop Marionette Bryant-
-Presiding Bishop, and
Pentecostal Church of Jesus
Christ Gospel Ministry of
Quincy, Florida. Everyone is
welcome!

City Side Music
Ministries

Brother Steve Of City Side
Music Ministries accepts his
calling as a preacher. Brother
Steve will give his 1st Sermon
January 19th, Saturday at Motel
6 Conference room on
Appalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, Florida. For more
info. call: The Non-
Denominational Church of Jesus
Christ @ 671-1315.

Deliverance Temple
Ministries

Deliverance Temple Ministries
cordially invites you to be a part
of our 2008 LIFE CHANGING
REVIVAL with Guest Speaker:
Elder Gus Olgesby of Detroit,
MI January 21-25, 2007 @ 7:30
P.M. Nightly
Deliverance Temple Ministries
5715 Hardaway Highway
Chattahoochee, FL (Hardaway
Community)
850-856-8448
Dr. Titus B. Deas, Jr., Senior
Pastor

Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry

Faith Cornerstone Church
Ministry of Malone, FL where


Prophetess Virginia M. Smith is
the pastor, will be having an
Appreciation Program for
Deacon Arook Snmtith on
February 9, 2008 @ 6:00 p.m.
(cst).
For more information, please
contact Dec. Bruce Ivey at 850-
251-4676, Elder James
Andrews at 850-482-8766 or
Pastor Virginia Smith at 850-
856-9056.
On February 16, 2008 @ 6:00
p.m. (cst) we will be celebrating
marriages with our Annual
Marriage Enrichment. For more
information, please contact Sis.
Latonia.Blair. at 850-284-0417,
Evarig. Eldiest Andrews at 850-
,482!8766- 'or Pastor Virginia
Smith at 850-856-9056.
And on February 23, 2008 @
10:00 a.m. (cst) we will be hav-
ing our Annual Black History
Program.
For more information, please
contact Pastor Virginia Smith at
850-856-9056.
Everyone is invited to attend
these services.

Family and Friends
Day

THEME:
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COMING TOGETHER AS
ONE"
Sunday, January 27, 2008 @
3:00 p.m.
On The Move For Jesus
Ministry, 15576 Main Street,
Gretna, FL
"across from Gretna
Elementary School"
Speaker: Pastor James Youmas
Greater Friendship M.B.
Church
.Panama City, Florida
Pastor: Brinson and Brinson

First Elizabeth to
celebrate Martin
Luther King Jr. Day

First Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church, located at 1030
Martin Luther Kings Jr. Blvd in
Quincy, Florida will observe
Martin Lurther King Jr.'s Day
with a brunch on saturday,
January 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
The speaker for the occasion will
be Mrs. Rosalyn Smith,
Principal of East Gadsden High
School.
Other special guest will
include Deacon Terrell Gaymon
and the East Gadsden Chorus.
On behalf of our Interm Pastor,
Charles J. Scriven and the mem-
bership of First Elizabeth, you
are cordially invited to join us as
we strive to keep the dream
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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.
Madison, Quincy.


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Richardson awarded DAV citation


Young earns Doctorate

degree from law school


Florida Coastal School of Law,
Jacksonville, Florida, has
announced the awarding of the
Juris Doctorate degree with
academic and pro bono service
awards to George Young, formerly
of Quincy and a 1989 graduate of
Gadsden Christian Academy.
Young was one of eighty-six
graduates to received degrees at
the Fall Commencement Exercise
held December 15, 2007 at the


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After a successful career as an
officer in te U.S. Army, Young
entered Florida Coastal three years
ago and ranked in the top ten
percent of his class academically
each year.
He lives in St. Augustine and is
employed as an Assistant State
Attorney for the Sixth Judicial
Circuit.


For his outstanding work, the
Disabled American Veterans of
Florida (DAVFLA), has chosen
Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-
Tallahassee, to receive this
year's Citation Award. The
award was presented by Mr.
Charley Price, Chair of the
Legislative Committee of the
DAVFLA, at The Capitol on
January 8th. Richardson
received the Citation Award
recognizing his outstanding
legislative accomplishments for
Florida's Disabled American
Veterans.
"I am very honored to receive
this prestigious award and am
proud to be a continuous



McMillon


graduates

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth & Evonski
Bulger, Quincy, FL and Edmond
McMillon, Jr., Tallahassee, FL
would like to announce the
graduation of their daughter,
Erika Nicole McMillon from The
Florida State University on
December 15, 2007. Erika
graduated from the FSO College
of Business with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Finance.
While attending FSU, Erika was
active in the Black Student
Uniona Resident Assistant, and
member of the Alpha Kappa Psi
Business Fraternity. McMillon
was a 2004 Honors graduate of
East Gadsden High School and a
product of the Gadsden County
Dual-Enrollment Program where
she also graduated with Honors
from Tallahassee Community
College (2004). She plans to
continue her education by
pursuing a Master of Business
Administration Degree with a
concentration in Finance in the
near future.


m supporter of
American
veterans,
"Rep.
Richardson
said. "Much
of out
nation's
history is
reflected by
the
Richardson sacrifices the
DAVFLA
made for this country."
The Disabled American
Veterans was founded in 1920
by disabled veterans of World
War I. "We are very proud that
Representative Curtis


Richardson was selected to
receive the Citation Award",
said .Charley Price, DAVFLA,
Legislative Chair. "He truly
devoted himself to the cause of
building better lives for Florida
Disabled Veterans during the
2007 Legislative Session. "The
DAVFLA provides benefits to
members through the military
service, the Department of
Veteran Affairs, and other
government agencies. The
DAVFLA currently consists of
.83 Chapters and serves 80,000
members.
To learn more about the
DAVFLA, please visit
www.DAVFLA.com


2008 Miss Black History Pageant set for February 9


The 2008 Miss Black History
Pageant will be held February
9, 2008 at the Blountstown
High School Auditorium at 2:00
PM CST.
DEADLINE TO ENTER:
January 25, 2008 at 5:00 PM
CST

AGE DIVISIONS
Tiny Miss: 4-5 years
Little Miss: 6-7 years
Young Miss: 8-10 years
Junior Miss: 11-13 years
Teen Miss: 14-16 years
Miss: 17-21 years
Mrs: 21+ married, single,


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Lady Ms: 30+ married, single,
divorced
(Only if there is a wide
enough age range of applicants)

SPECIAL AWARDS


Miss Black
Ambassador
The contestant that ra
most money through d(
and sponsor ticket sales
crowned Miss Black
Ambassador
Photogenic
One photogenic winn
be selected from each ca


Entry Fee: $40
Cash or Money Orders Only
Money Orders must be made
out to Prayer Chainer's Mission
of God
No Refunds!!


History Please send all applications
and fees to:
ises the Pastor G. B. Sheard, Founder
nations Le'Tonya Reed, Director
will be P. O. Box 447
History Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone: 850-674,3449
Church: 850-674-5548
ier will E-mail:
itegory missblackhistorypageant@yaho


o.com

The purpose of this pageant is
not only to have fun, but to
raise money for scholarships.
The goal with this pageant is
for girls/young ladies to
understand that trhe beauty
comes from within. It is found
within by helping others and
helping our community. We
feel this will be a great learning
experience for not only the
contestants, but their families
as well.
Entry fee to watch the pageant
is $5.00


VR State Public Meeting In Tallahassee


Who: Florida's Vocational
Rehabilitation program helps
people with disabilities become or
stay employed. VR wants people
who have received services from
the agency to share their ideas for
improvement.
What: Two free Public Meetings
for people who have received
services to come share their


thoughts on ways to improve
Florida's Vocational Rehabilitation
Program.
When: Wednesday, February 6,
from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon and
4:00 6:00 p.m.
Where: Homewood Suites, 2987
Apalachee Parkway, Tallahasse.
How: Any person who wants to
speak will be given 5 minutes to


share their ideas for improving
Vocational Rehabilitation services
in Florida.
Why: Each year, VR holds
meetings to get public input on its
services. The input is put into the
VR State Plan that is submitted
annually to the U.S. Department of
Education which oversees Florida's
VR program.


Adrianna turns 1


Parents of Adrianna Jamiya
Lovejoy:
Billy Lewis Lovejoy Sr.
Willie Dean Lovejoy
Grandparents of Adrianna
Jamiya Lovejoy:
Paternal:
The late Herbert Lovejoy
The late Mrs. Willie McQueen
Lovejoy
Maternal:
The late Johnny Thomas
Mrs. Iridine Thomas


Kayla is 1
Kayla Arie Washington turned 1
years old on January, 10, 2008. She
is the proud daughter of Donnie
and Terricka Washington. Her
paternal grandparents are Rev. John
and Amy Washington. Her paternal
great grandparents are Minnie Love
and Marie Cochran. Her maternal
grandparents are Catherine Gilyatd
and Ellis Moye. Her materal great
grandmother is Ruby Gilyard and
her godmother is Temeka Chaney.
Kayla celebrated her birthday with
family and friends on January 12,
2008 with a party at Chuck E.
Cheese's. Thanks to all that
attended and thanks for the
outpouring of love and gifts.


Happy first birthday, KJ

Keldron Trevon Williams Jr.
turned one on January 11, 2008.
Keldron is the son of Princess
Ruffin and Keldron Williams. He
is the little brother of Ny'Asya
Williams and Kaveon Ruffin. His
maternal grandparents are Willie
Ruffin and Pamela Ruffin. His
paternal grandparents are Arthur
"Big Daddy" Bunion and Tracy
Bunion. He is the godson of
GeKettia Hanrris and godbrother of
JaQuantay Thomas. He will
celebrate his party with family and
friends on Sunday January 20th@
3:00 pm.


Ja'Marris Lil'Roy is
turning 1

Ja'Marris Lil'Roy Bostick will be
turning one on January 18, 2008.
He is the son of Willie Bostick and
Shantelle Green. We will celebrate
his birthday on Saturday January
19th @ 3:30 pm. at Shilo Park. Be
there!


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We are a growing congregation
at St. Paul PB. Church of
Gretna seeking a Minister of
Music. Searching for a dedicat-
ed individual who will be respon-
sible for all musical aspects of
the church. Contract negotiable.
Contact Elder Daniel Williams at
(850)856-5776, Norman Vickers
at (850) 856-5160 or Earnest
Fryson at (850)856-5685.


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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 07-136-CPA
FLA BAR NO: 137498

IN RE: The Estate of
CLYDE ATKINSON,
Deceased

NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION
The Administration of the
Estate of CLYDE ATKIN-
SON, deceased, File
Numbr 2007-136-CPA, is
pending in the Circuit
Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit, in and for
Gadsden County, the
address of which is 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The names and address-
es of the Personal
Representative and the
P e r s o n a I
Reprensentative's
Attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons upon whom
this notice is served who
have objections that
challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications
of the Personal
Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file
their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's Estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
served within three
months after the date of
the first publication of this
notice must file their
claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 first publica-
tion of this notice is <

- RICHARD E. BENTON,
. ESQUIRE
. 1415 East Piedmont
Drive
Tallahassee, Florida
32308

Personal Representative
J. JOSEPH HUGHES,
ESQUIRE
Post Office Box 180271
Tallahassee, Florida
32318


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Requires a Bachelor's degree with a major in the field
of counseling, social work, psychology or other human
services field.

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Requires a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social-
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with adults with mental illness. Position is responsible
for directing and coaching MHA staff during shift.

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(3 positions available)
Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Prior
psychiatric experience preferred. Valid driver's license
required.

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Tel: 850-222-7895
Florida Bar No. 137498

Attorney for the Personal
Representative

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 SPOUSE
OF KEISHA R. BATTLE;
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 FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NUM-
BER: 0700125ACAA

WALTON AND VALERIE
CARTER,
Individually and as
Husband and Wife,
Plaintiffs,
v.
SANDRA JOHNSON
COLEMAN,
an Individual, and JOE
SANDERS,
an Individual,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: SANDRA JOHN-
SON COLEMAN,
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, CREDI-
TORS, GRANTEES


AND
UNKNOWN
CLAIMING
THROUGH,
AGAINST
JOHNSON
THE
HEIRS,
. R E D I


OTHER
PERSONS
BY,
UNDER OR
SANDRA
COLEMAN.
UNKNOWN
DEVISEES,
TO R S


GRANTEES AND
OTHER UNKNOWN
PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST JOE
S A N DE RS ,
DECEASED; THE
ESTATE OF JOE
SANDERS ,
DECEASED, IF ANY.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet
title to the following prop-
erties in GADSDEN
COUNTY, Florida:

See Exhibit "A" Attached

has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your


written defenses, if any,
to it on John Loring
Bischof, Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is
1582 Village Square
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
32309, on or before
February 18th 2008, and
file the original with the
clerk of this court either
before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the complaint or peti-
tion.

Date the 31st day of
December 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By Taya Turner
As Deputy Clerk
1/17,1/24-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 05945-CA-B
DIVISION


JP MORGAGN CHASE
BANK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF
C-BASS MORTGAGE
LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2003-CB4,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ALMA M. COLEMAN, et
al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated
December 18, 2007 and
entered in Case No. 05-
945-CA-B of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County, Florida
wherein JP MORGAGN
CHASE BANK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF C-BASS
MORTGAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2003-CB4, is the Plaintiff
and ALMA M. COLE-
MAN; are the
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at SOUTH-
SIDE STEPS OF THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM on the 30th day of
January 2008, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SECTION 29, AND


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Local church has position available for church musician
to provide appropriate musical accompany during wor-
ship service and other church programs. Applicant must
be able to READ MUSIC. Applicant must have profes-
sionalism and proficiency on the piano and be a proven
director with experience. Strong leadership, organiza-
tional skills, excellent communication skills and demon-
strate a calling to. minister through music. Salary
Negotiable. Please send resume indicating length of
experience and references to: First Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church P.O. Box 1665, Quincy,
Florida 32351.


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All Makes and Models

Bob @ 850-509-8886


For Sale: 2004 Chrysler Sebring

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THENCE RUN EAST
1633.85 FEET; THENCE
RUN N 01 DEGREES 11
MINUTES E 687..5
FEET; THENCE RUN N
88 DEGREES 49 MIN-
UTES WEST 165 FEET;
THENCE RUN N 01
DEGREES 11 MINUTES
EAST 73.75 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE FROM
SAID POINT RUN N 01
DEGREE 11 MINUTES
EAST 73.75 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
88 DEGREE 49 MIN-
UTES WEST 75 FEET;
THENCE RUN S 01
DEGREE 11 MINUTES
W 73.75 FEET; THENCE
RUN S 88 DEGREES 49
MINUTES E 75 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, SAID LOT
BEING LOT 2, BLOCK 8
OF AN UNRECORDED
SURVEY PLAT FOR
WILEY DAVIS GRETNA,
FLORIDA, CONTAINING
0.13 ACRES MORE OR
LESS AND BEING THE
SOUTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 29,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST, GRET-
NA GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A W Circle Drive &
Frank 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 the sale. WIT-
NESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on
December 20, 2007.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
01/10,01/17-08

DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAND SECURITY
FEDERAL EMER-
GENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY
Proposed Base Flood
E I e v a t i o n
Determinations for
Gadsden County, Florida
and Incorporated Areas

The Department of
Homeland Security's
Federal Emergency
Management Agency
has issued a preliminary
Flood Insurance Study
(FIS) and Flood
Insurance Rate Map
(FIRM) reflecting new or
modified Base (1%
annual chance) Flood
Elevations (BFEs) within
Gadsden County and
incorporated areas.
Technical information or
comments are solicited
on the, proposed and
proposed modified BFEs
shown on the preliminary
FIS and FIRM for the
cities of Chatahoochee,
Midway and Quincy and
the unincorporated areas
of Gadsden County.
These BFEs and modi-
fied BFEs are the basis
for the floodplain man-
agement measures that
your community is


required to either adopt
or show evidence of
being already in effect in
order to qualify or remain
qualified for participation
in the National Flood
Insurance Program.
However, before the
BFEs or modi ed BFEs
are effective for flood-
plain management pur-
poses, you will be provid-
ed an opportunity to
appeal the proposed ele-
vations. For information
on the statutory 90-day
period provided for
appeals, as well as a
detailed listing of the pro-
posed and proposed
modified BFEs and the
addresses where copies
of the FIRM are available
for review, please visit
our website at
http://www.fema.gov/pla
n/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call
the FEMA Map
Assistance Center toll
free at 1-877-FEMA MAP
(1-877-336-2627).

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO:07-001529
CAA
DIVISION:

WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

THE UNKNOWN PER-
SONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE OF THE ESTATE
OF MICHAEL ENZOR,
DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE UNKNOWN
PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE
ESTATE OF MICHAEL
ENZOR, DECEASED

LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST MICHAEL
ENZOR, DECEASED

LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS(S) W-O ARE
NOT KNOWNT TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,


B-Franz Charters, Inc.
Qualified Motorcoach Drivers needed
2 years experience preferred.
Will consider Tractor
Trailer experience.
Must have CDL license
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Will pay top salary
for qualified drivers.



PUBLIC NOTICE

Real Estate Auction
80 BOB-O-LINK LANE, QUINCY, FL
4 BR, 2 BA, 2,280 sf +\-
OPENING BID: $10,000
Property sells: 5:30pm, Friday, January
25 on site. Home is open Saturday or
Sunday before sale day, please visit
williamsauction.com for details or call
800-801-8003.
Other properties selling on-line only.
Dean C. Williams broker
RE#3003737,
Thomas Edward Barnes
AUC#AU3383


GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclo-
sure a mortgage on the
following property in
GADSDEN County,
Florida:
THE WEST 108.80
FEET OF LOT 11, DEER
CREEK SUBDIVISION,
UNIT 2, AS PER. MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ALONG WITH AN
'INGRESS, EGRESS,
AND UTILITY EASE-
MENT ACROSS THE
SOUTH 30.0 FEET OF
SAID LOT 11, EXCEPT-
ING THE WEST 108.80
FEET; TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN
MANUFACTURED
HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIX-
TURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO
Has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses within
30 days after the first
publication, if any, on
Florida Default Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida" 33634, and file
the original with this
Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default
will be entered against
you for relief demanded
in the Complaint or peti-
tion.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week
for two consecutive
weeks in the Gadsden
County Times WITNESS
my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 14 day
of January, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
As Deputy Clerk
1/17,1/24-08

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

IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRED DOUGLAS
CARTER,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
The administration of the
estate of Fred Douglas
Carter, deceased, whose
date of death was
January 26, 2007; is
pending in the circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number
07-539-CPA; the


address of which s Post
Office Box 1649, Quincy,
FL 32351. The names
and addresses of the
Personal Representative
and the Personal
Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons,
who have claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and
who have been served a
copy of this notice, must
file, their claims with this
court ON OR BEFORE
THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons who have claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate,
including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidat-
ted claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILLED WILL
BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS
FILLED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS: January 10,
2008.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cathi C. Wilkinson of
Pennington, Moore,
Wilkinson, Bell and
Dunbar, P.A.
Post Office Box 10095
Tallahassee, FL 32302
(850) 222-3533
(850) 222-2126 (fax)

Personal Representative
Patricia Ann Carter
Johnson
4201 Rockingham Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CASE NO. 06-
1472-CA-A

BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

NATHAN FIGGERS, ET,
AL.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
December 20, 2007, and
entered in Case No. 06-


Publish:
County Times


Gadsden


Submitted by:
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.,
Attorneys for Plaintiff,
2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300; Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33312;
Telephone: (305) 770-
4100; Fax: (305) 653-
2329

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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 07 000587CPA

RUTH E. GREENWALD,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
estate of RUTH E.
GREENWALD,
deceased, whose date of
death was October 31,
2007, is pending in the
Circuit Court for GADS-
DEN County, Florida,
Probate Division, the
address of which is 10
East Jefferson St.,
Quincy. Florida 32351.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representative's
attorney are set froth
below.


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1472-CA-A, ofthe Circuit
Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein BANK
OF AMERICA, N.A., is a
Plaintiff and NATHAN
FIGGERS; BETTY MAE
FIGGERS; UNKNOWN
TENANT; are the.
Defendants. I will see to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at North
Front Steps, Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
E. Jefferson, Quincy, FL
32351, at 11:00AM on
March 20, 2008, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 1 AND 8 OF BLOCK
10 OF SPRINGSIDE
ADDITION, A SUBDIVI-
SION IN SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST AS
RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT,
OF GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, AND
SAID LAND BEING
FURTHER DESCRIBED
AS BEGINNING AT A
POINT 1781 FEET
NORTH AND 668.3
FEET EAST OF THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 12, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 4
WEST AND THENCE
RUN NORTH 200 FEET
THENCE RUN EAST 75
FEET THENCE RUN
SOUTH 200 FEET
THENCE RUN WEST 75
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.

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.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
As Clerk of the Court


(SEAL)

By Pam K Carter
As Deputy Clerk

Dated this 21st day of
December, 2007.

IMPORTANT

In accordance with the
Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons
needing a reasonable
accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceed-
ing should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the
Court's disability coordi-
nator at 8508758601, PO
BOX 1649, QUINCY FL,
32356. If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD)
via Florida Relay
System.









The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008 B 7



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?' below.
8, All creditors of the dece-
- dent's and other persons
having clams or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
required to be served
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DYAS
AFTER THE DTAE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
'.' decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER 'THE
DATE OF THIS FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
- TIME PERIODS SETH
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING


THE- TIME PERIODS
SETH FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED (2)
YEARS OR MORE
FTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of he first publi-
cation of this notice is
January 10, 2008.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DANIEL W. DOBBINS
Florida Bar No. 0263176
DANIEL W. DOBBINS,
P.A.
1330 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone: (850) 222-
1910
Fax: (850) 224-2666

P e r s o n a I
Representative:
DAVID WESLEY
GREENWALD
P.O. Box 241
Quincy, FL 32353

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO: 03-
1025-CAB

U.S. BANK NATIONAL


ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF MOR-
GAN. STANLEY DEAN
WITTER CAPITIAL I
INC., TRUST 2002-HEI
MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2002-
HE1
Plaintiff,

Vs.

VASHAON HARRIS;
JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN
TENANT, N/K/A
CORTEZ HARRIS
Defendants.

NOTIICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated
January 26, 2004, and
Order to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated
December 20, 2007, and
entered in Case No. 03-
1025-CAB No. 03-1025-
CAB in the Circuit Court
of the 2nd Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida wherein
U.S. Bank National
Associations, as Trustee


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for the Holders of
Morgan Stanley Dean
Witter Capital I Inc. Trust
2002-HE1 Mortgage
Pass-Through
Certificates, Series
2002-HE1 is Plaintiff and
Vashaon Harris is the
Defendant, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash on the South
side of the Gadsden
County Courthouse
located at 10 E.
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
am on the 31st day of
January, 2008, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty in Gadsden County,
Florida:
Lot 40, BlockA, MIDWAY
FOREST PHASE V,
according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 2, at Page 79,
of the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida. Together with a
2002 General Jaguar
Mobile Home, 64 x 32,
Serial No.
GMHGA4110229080AB

Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis
pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after
the sale. Dated this 21st
day of December 2007.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERKOF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT


(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
01/10,01/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 07-
440-CAA

SOUTH GEORGIA
BANKING COMPANY
F/K/A COMMUNITY
NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

J. MOREY AND ASSO-
CIATES, INC.; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
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:

A parcel of land lying in
Sections 25 and 36,
Township 2-North,
Range-4-West, Gadsden
County Florida, being
more particularly
described by metes and


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bounds a follows:
Commence at an iron
pipe (set) known as
marking the Southwest
Corner of said Section 25
and run;
Thence North 89
degrees 30 minutes 24
seconds East 250.22
feet to a point on the
Easterly Right-of-Way
boundary of State Road
No. 267;
Thence North 28
degrees 26 minutes 56
seconds East along said
Easterly Right-of-Way
boundary, a distance of
113.78 feet to a point of
intersection of the
Southerly Right-of-Way
boundary of County
Road no. 267 (New) and
said Easterly Right-of-'
Way for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING
thence south 89 degrees
59 minutes 55 seconds
East, Along the Southerly
Right-of-Way boundary a
distance of 350.0 feet;
Thence South 00
degrees 00 minutes 32
seconds West 235.96
feet; Thence South 89
degrees 30 minutes 24
seconds East 480.07
feet to said Easterly
Right-of-Way boundary;
Thence North 28
degrees 26 minutes 56
seconds East along said
Easterly Right-of-Way
boundary a distance of
273.08 feet to the POINT


OF BEGINNING.
Containing 2.26 acres
more or less.
At public sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash,
at the South front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
February 12, 2008. Any
person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from
the sale, other than the
property owner, must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
1/17,1/24-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2007-770-
CAA

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ROBERT PRESTON, ET
AL.,
DEFENDANTS(S).

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SER-
VICE

TO: ROBERT PRE-
STON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROBERT
PRESTON; JESSICA
OURSLER AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JESSICA OURSLER
whose residence is
unknown if he/she/they
be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants
who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by,


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through, under or against
the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have
any right, title or interest
in the property described
in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 31,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 2 WEST, GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND RUN.NORTH
2012.51 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE WEST
1593.23 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 13'42
WEST 338.6 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE
NORTHEASTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF
RIVERVIEW DRIVE;
THENCE NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG A
CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE WEST, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 10020.11
FEET AND A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 20'53'35",
AN ARC DISTANCE OF
371.99 FEET ALONG
SAID ROAD TO A
POINT (THE CHORD,
BEARING OF NORTH
59'09' WEST 369.93
FEET); THENCE
NORTH 18'44' EAST
370.5 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE
SOUTH 52'48" EAST
350.5 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A TRACT 124 OF
RIVERVIEW FARMS.

has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your


written defenses, if any,
to it on DAVID J. STERN,
ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 801 S.
University Drive #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on
or before February 18,
2008, (no later than 30
days from the date of the
first publication of this
notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk
of this court either before
service on Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in, thp, com-
plaint or petition filed
herein.

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court at
GADSDEN County,
Florida, this 7 day of
January, 2007
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)

BY: Taya Turner
DEPUTY CLERK

IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a spe-
cial accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at
the GADSDEN County
Courthouse at 904-875-
8629, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
THIS NOTICE SHALL
BE PUBLISHED ONCE
A WEEK FOR TWO(2)
CONSECUTIVE
WEEKS.


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The Winter
Tradition
of HOG
BUTCHERING at
the
Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement,
Blountstown,
Florida
Saturday, January
19,2008
7:00 a.m. (cst)
until 2:00 p.m.
Breakfast items
will be available:
Grits, Sausage
biscuits, coffee
Featuring
Gloria's famous
c, home made
cinnamon rolls
Plate lunches will
be offered for a
donation of $6.00
Admission is free


Munroe High School collects for the needy

The students at Robert F. Munroe Day School spent the weeks
before their final exams collecting food and gift items for the less
fortunate in Gadsden County. The Student Council headed the gift
drive, and each homeroom contributed. Student Council members
delivered the gifts during the last week of school. Pictured are
members Kaitlyn Rentz; Mrs. Summerford, the sponsor; Alex
Clark and Gage Gardner. Other council members included in the
collection and delivery were Jason Cook, Beth Summerford,
Rachel Jones and Ben Bass.


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B 8 The Gadsden County Times January 17, 2008


AmeriCorps VISTA First Christmas Extravaganza


Celebrating Arbor


Day in Florida


Residents of Florida will
celebrate Arbor Day 2008 on
January 18. While National Arbor
Day is held on the last Friday in
April, Florida, similar to several
other states, observes the holiday
at a time best suited to its
growing season.
The state of Florida has 122
Tree City USA communities.
Tree City USA is sponsored by
the Arbor Day Foundation in
cooperation with the U.S. Forest
Service and the National
Association of State Foresters,
and was established to recognize
communities that are committed
to its trees. More than 120
million Americans live in a Tree
City USA community. To see a
list of Tree City USA
communities, go to
www.arborday.org/programs/tree
CityUSA.cfm.
The first Arbor Day was
celebrated in Nebraska on April
10, 1872, thanks to a resolution
proposed by Nebraska City, Neb.,
resident J. Sterling Morton.
Morton, a civic leader,
agriculturist, and former
newspaper editor, urged


Nebraskans to "set aside one day
to plant trees, both forest and
fruit." The tree-planting holiday
was so popular that by 1920,
more than 45 states and U:S.
territories annually celebrated
Arbor Day. Today, Arbor Day is
observed in all 50 states and in
many countries around the world.
The cabbage palmetto, sabal
palmetto, was adopted as
Florida's state tree in 1953. In
1970 the state legislature passed
that a palmetto tree should be
featured on the state seal instead
of a cocoa palm. Known for its
many uses, including medicine
and food as well as landscaping,
the palm has the ability to grow
in almost any soil. This palm is
also the most widely distributed
palm in Florida.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a
nonprofit conservation
organization of nearly one
million members, with a mission
to inspire people to plant, nurture,
and celebrate trees.- More
information on the Foundation
and its programs or ways to
celebrate Arbor Day can be found
at www.arborday.org.


On Friday, December 7, 2007 the AmeriCorps VISTA's of got a chance to mingle, relax, celebrate and just enjoy the start of
Gadsden held their First Annual Christmas Extravaganza. It was the 2007 holiday season. The VISTA's worked very hard in
held at the Michael Moore Lodge. This celebration was part of an coordinatiing this effort, which turned out to be a success. To all of
effort to unite the group as well as ignite the holiday spirit in the you who missed out on the Christmas fun; you can look forward to
community. During the party the Executive Director, LaTrenda our First Annual Spring Fling whidh will be held on March 28,
Gainous-Goldwire and a fellow VISTA worker, Dorothy Wood, 2008, so be on the look out and check our local papers for more
were honored for their dedicaton and hard work. A variety of food details. The VISTA's would like to thank the community for all
was served and there was a live DJ playing old school and new your support in making our first party a joyous one.
school. The crowd enjoyed it all. The guest also got a chance to VISTA Volunteers
have their pictures taken to commemorate the occasion. The guest Communities In School of Gadsden


Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to founder


On Saturday, January 19, 2008,
the Tallahassee Symphony
Orchestra performs a program
designed to honor the late
Nicholas Harsanyi, founding
Music Director of the TSO, and
his wife, the late Janice Harsanyi.
Entitled "Harsanyi Tribute," this
concert features works by
Kodily, Brahms, Sessions, and R.
Strauss and will be held at Ruby
Diamond Auditorium on the
campus of Florida 'State
University at 8 p.m.
The program opens, with a bow
to Nicholas Harsanyi's Hungarian
heritage, with a composition by
the beloved Hungarian composer
and musicologist, Zoltan Koddly
- the Intermezzo from the Hary
Jdnos Suite. Koddly was a
folksong scholar, and most of his
compositions are for voice.
Originally a comic opera based
on the tales of a Hungarian


peasant, the Suite describes
musically a jovial storyteller who
spins wild tales. The Intermezzo
is a majestic representation of
Hungarian Pride, a dance tune of
the type Hussars performed as a
recruiting dance.
Brahms' Violin Concerto in D
Major fills out the first half, an
exceedingly appropriate selection
as both Harsanyis were violinists.
The concerto will be performed
by Yang Liu, violinist. Born in
Tsingtao, China, Liu made his
concert debut at age ten
performing Sarasate's
Zigeunerweisen with the NHK
Orchestra in Tokyo. In 2002, Liu
made his North American debut
with the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra, performing Paganini's
First Violin Concerto. He has
since appeared with numerous
orchestras in the United States
and Europe.


Roger Sessions is one of
America's truly great composers,
although his style contains no
elements of American jazz or
folk.
The Black Maskers was
Session's first large scale
orchestral piece, composed as
incidental music for a drama by
Leonid Andreyev. First
performed in 1930 by the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,
the orchestral suite is intensely
dissonant in spots, the piece
remains tonal, is quite
contrapuntal and very demanding
of the orchestra. Sessions later
composed several vocal works
specifically for Janice Harsanyi.
Beginning with the tall tales of
a Hungarian peasant, the concert
ends with the merry pranks of. a
German peasant, Till
Eulenspiegel. One of a set of
tone poems Strauss composed


between 1886 and 1898, the piece
depicts Till's various adventures.
Debussy wrote that the work
resembled "an hour of music in
an asylum," while also
acknowledging that "there is
genius in certain aspects of the
work, notably in the amazing
sureness of the orchestration and
in that frenzied movement which
sweeps us on from beginning to
end, making us live through all
the hero's adventures."
Don't miss this presentation of
young and old, serious and witty
music, presented at Ruby
Diamond Auditorium on
Saturday, January 19th, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available by calling
the Fine Arts Ticket Office at
644-6500 on or the web at
www.tallahasseesymphony.org.
The concert is sponsored in part
by the City of Tallahassee and
Legacy Toyota.


Get involved with the


FSUS Playground


Community Build


Please join friends and
neighbors for the Florida State
University School (FSJJS)
Playground Community Build
Project on Martin Luther King,
Jr. weekend, January 18-21,
2008-also designated as a
national "Day of Service."
In 2006, safety concerns
prompted the removal of a
major portion of the school's
playground, leaving only a
small section functional. Since
then, parents, students, and
administration have worked
together to raise money to
construct" a new playground.
This includes a "Pennies for
Playtime" fundraiser where
children raised $7,000 in
pennies to buy new equipment.
Community support is needed
to make this dream a reality.
Hundreds of area residents and
businesses are working together
to fund and build this
playground, which has been
designed by Learning
Structures, Inc. Imagination


sponsors include MACTEC,
BBES, William Faulkner
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By building the playground
ourselves in the spirit of an old-
fashioned barn-raising, the cost
will be significantly less than
purchasing pre-fabricated
structures-plus it is being
custom-designed from artwork
by FSUS children.
We are in need of the
following:
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honor your family, business, or
memory of a loved one.
Talents we are still in need
of all skills levels for the build,
from serving food to working
on a construction crew. THIS
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30-40 skilled and expert
carpenters for Sunday and
Monday.
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be brought to us at 15 S. Madison
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first



graders'


surprise


During the first graders
.Christmas party a very special
guest arrived to visit with "Miss"
'Debbie's class. Addyson Clark
was sure this Santa was a genuine
helper, because he had a real
beard and mustache. Later,
Addyson wrote a note to Santa
and asked for his autograph. Each
student had his turn sitting on


Santa's lap exclaiming that they
had been good, and all said they
were going to be sweet for "Miss"
Terri after Miss Debbie's retire-
ment following Christmas. Much
fun was had sharing refreshments


and making a craft for parents.
The children exchanged Caldecott
Medal and Honor books. Each
will enjoy the book over the holi-
days, and then the books will be
added to the classroom library.


Other classes posed with Santa
before he departed for his work-
shop. Mrs. Betty Suber's fourth
grade and Mrs. Carolyn
Summerford's third grade are
shown with the jolly old elf.


George W. Munroe PTA

hosts winter fund raiser
The George W. Munroe PTA will be hosting their 2008 Winter
Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Corry Baseball Field
8:00am 1:00pm. The event will include a giant yard sale, health &
safety info booths, concession stand, as well as face painting, bal-
loon animals and bouncers for the kids. This event is the main
fundraiser for this year's PTA and the proceeds will be used to pur-
chase uniforms for those students who are less fortunate, provide
needed supplies for teachers, complete. school facade improve-
ments, and host teacher appreciation events. The GWM-PTA is
reaching out to the community to help make this event a great suc-
cess. This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your spring
cleaning by donating your gently used clothing, household goods,
toys, etc. to a worthy cause. We need donations of (1) your time (2)
yard sale items, (3) concession items (hot dogs, sodas, bottled Water,
condiments, etc.) and (4) monetary contributions. If you or your
business/organization are interested .in making a donation to the
GWM-PTA Winter Fundraiser, please contact Stacey Hannigon,
President (627-3065 shannigon94@tds.net), Sharmarie Gray, Vice
President (875-9011 shar harley@yahoo.com) or Angela Turner,
Parent Liaison (875-8800 turnera@mail.gcps.fl.state.edu).
Everyone is invited to come out, take advantage of the great bar-
gains, bring the kids and support a worthy cause.


Shanks class of 1998 reunion

The 10-year class reunion for 1998 graduates of James A. Shanks
High School, Quincy Educational Center and Gadsden Technical
Institute will be June 25-29, 2008 Reunion registration is $125 for
individuals and $175 for couples. Reunion registration includes
admission to all reunion events, a souvenir class t-shirt and a sou-
venir class directory. Reunion registration fees are due April 25,
2008. Check out all of the reunion plans and committees on our offi-
cial class website: www.myspace.com/1998togetheragain. Please
send us pictures to post on our website! We want current pictures
and pictures from our school days. If you have any questions or
concerns about our 10-year reunion, log onto the official class web-
site, send an e-mail to togetheragainl998@yahoo.com, or contact
Ronte' Harris at (850) 879-2531, or contact Robin Jackson at (850)
627-6077.


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On January 16, 1920, the United States offi-
cially became an alcohol free nation as ratifi-
cation of the eighteenth amendment in 1919
now made it illegal to manufacture, sell, or
transport liquor.
The Prohibitionists had finally won their
war. For more than a hundred years, a devot-
ed and dedicated core of true believers had
been preaching the evils of alcohol across the
country. At times, their battle had been a
lonely one, as their pleas to drinkers went
unheeded. As early as 1805, Dr. Benjamin
Rush, a Philadelphia physician and signer of
the Declaration of Independence, published a
pamphlet titled The Effects of Aident Spirits
Upon Man in which he put forth both medical
and moral arguments for not consuming alcohol.
While pamphlets promoting abstinence
from alcohol circulated in large numbers dur-
ing the first half of the nineteenth century
(5,000,000 by 1851), it was not until after the
Civil War that organizations were formed to


pursue a nationwide ban.
In 1874, the Women's Christian
Temperance Union was founded in Cleveland,
Ohio. It attracted primarily middle class, church-
going women who saw alcohol consumption as
a threat to their homes. Four years later, they
chose Frances Willard as President, a position.
she held until her death in 1898. One of the out-
standing political organizers of the nineteenth
century, she convinced the membership to also
work for women's rights and the eight hour day.
By 1890, the WCTU had grown into a national
force with 150,000 members.
The creation of the Anti-Saloon League in
1893 brought to the national stage an organiza-
tion devoted to no other cause except achieving
the total prohibition of alcohol in the United
States. It focused its resources on making tem-
perance education part of school curricula, and.
created educational materials that became
widely used in many states.
By the 1910's, prohibition had become
fashionable. Its promoters emphasized that
improvements in family life, economic produc-
tivity, and national morality would flow from
banning alcohol. In 1917, when Congress
approved the eighteenth amendment, it took
only two years for the necessary number of
states to ratify it.
After winning the war, prohibitionists
expected to see gradual improvements in socie-
ty, but prohibition became a miserable failure.
Although alcohol was illegal, that didn't mean it


Ardent Spirits: The Origins of the American The Lawless Decade
Temperance Movement


This resource, created by the non-profit Library
Company of Philadelphia, uses a combination of
primary source documents and explanatory text
to tell the story of what it calls "the longest-last-
ing and most broad-based social reform move-
ment in the United States."
Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/9jk6t


First published in 1970, journalist Paul Sann
wrote this book. It tells th'e story of New York
City during the 1920's. Sann spent thirty years
as executive editor of the New York Post, and
passed away in 1986.

Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/cosqp


ceased to
exist. While
consump-
tion fell dra-
matically
during the
early 1920's,
the govern-
ment devot-
ed few
resources to Carry Nation, prohibitionist. Through the
en forci n g Wellesley College Library.
the ban.
Criminals quickly realized that bootlegging
could be a very profitable,and low risk, business.
Throughout the 1920's, gang wars were
fought in many of the major cities as rivals
attempted to gain control of the liquor busi-
ness. Among them were Al Capone in Chicago,
and Dutch Schultz in New York City.
By the early 1930's, support for prohibi-
tion had evaporated like water in the sun.
However, no constitutional amendment had
ever been repealed. In 1932, delegates at the
Democratic Convention voted to repeal the
eighteenth amendment. The rest was a formal-
ity. Shortly after the election of Franklin
Roosevelt, a Democrat, Congress passed the
twenty-first amendment, which repealed the
eighteenth amendment. By the end of 1933,
thirty-seven states had ratified it, and prohibi-
tion ended in early 1934. Find out more about
the battles fought to achieve Prohibition, and
the wild decade of the 1920's. Take The Web
Journey.
NEXT WEEK: As Senator Henry Clay knew, politics
is the art of the possible.


Alcohol, Temperance and Prohibition

This collection of more than 1,600 primary source
documents from the Brown. University Library
includes pamphlets, illustrations, posters, and other
materials published by the prohibition and temper-
ance movements. An explanatory essay, titled
Temperance and Prohibition Era Propaganda:
A Study in Rhetoric is also part of this resource.
Web Address: http://tinyuri.com/dfi4w


IT 1-L/PPENEID
THIS WEEK

On January 17, '1929,
President Calvin Coolidge
ratified the Kellogg-
Briand Pact, a multilateral
agreement signed by fif-
teen countries. French
Foreign Minister Aristide
Briand originally pro-
posed it in 1927 as an
agreement between
France and the United
States, but American
Secretary of State Frank
Frank Kellogg. Through theUnited States Kellogg expanded the
Departrnentof State. number of participants.
Its objective was to pre-
vent a recurrence of events such as World War I. What did
the fifteen countries that signed the pact agree not to do?

Do you need to find the answer, or do you want more
information? Go to http://tinyurl.com/98wfi


BEYOND OUR
BOC)I RLEDERS
The ancient pyra-
mids of Egypt
were built by kings
as their final rest-
ing places. Most
were constructed
between the years
3,000 BC and
1,000 BC, and
The Great Pyramid of'Egypt. 1929, remained undis-
rhrough Carleton University. turbed until the
late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The great-
est of the pyramids is the Great Pyramid, built as the bur-
ial vault of King Khufu, four thousand five hundred years
ago. At the time, it was the largest structure in the world,
and remained so until the early twentieth century. Find
out how the pyramids were built, who built them, and
take a virtual tour of some pyramids at
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week's issue. Information may also
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RFM first-graders make packages for soldiers Dixie Youth scholarships offered


Dixie Youth Baseball is
awarding scholarships to 2008
graduating seniors. The scholar-
ship is for $2000.00. In 2007,
70 scholarships were awarded in
the Dixie Youth organization. In
the past two years we have had 3
scholarships awarded in Jackson
and Gadsden counties. To apply
for this scholarship, see your
school guidance counselor, your
local Dixie Youth official, or
you may contact the District 5
Director, Marty Toole at (850)
519-4241. You may also go
online at www.dixie.org/dyb
and look under 2008
Scholarships. The form to apply


is also on this website.
Qualifications are simple;
actually, there is only one quali-
fication the person must have
at one time played in a Dixie
Youth Baseball league. There is
no relationship between the
award of a scholarship and ath-
letic ability. In the selection
process, the Scholarship
Committee, composed of
National Directors, does give
weight to such other factors as
financial need, scholastic record
and citizenship. Only students
entering college for the first
time may apply for a scholar-
ship.


Appling For Dixie Youth
Scholarships
Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must have been regis-
tered on a Dixie Youth Baseball
team participating in a franchised
Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc. league
prior to reaching age 13.
Deadline: Application Must
Be Post marked on or Before
March 1, 2008 for graduating
high school seniors.
Application Form: Contact
your local league officials, a dis-
trict, state or national. director
for an official application form
or contact the National
Headquarters.


G.E.M.S. Annual Art Explosion


"Miss" Debbie's final project for her first graders was to make 80 packages for children in
Baghdad. The items were sent to Bobby Aliberti at Victory Base. The children made bell neck-
laces to add to the bags, which were filled with fun stickers, an assortment of candy, and American
flag stickers. The Munroe Anchor Club, as a service project, brought in the candy. Miles Allman
said, "This is wonderful to think of others during Christmas and nice for our soldiers, too." Upon
arrival in Baghdad the bags were distributed among Aliberti's men. Aliberti is married to the for-
mer Christy M. Suber of Quincy, a 1985 graduate of Robert F. Munroe Day School.


The Gadsden Elementary
Magnet School, Home of the
"Owls", will be hosting its 1st
Annual Art Explosion. Part 1:
The Art Gallery/Silent Auction
will take place on Friday,
January 25, 2008, from 6:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school.
The cost of admission will be
$1 in advance/$2 at the door.
This visual arts competition
and exhibit will showcase the
artistic talents of our students
and will provide them with


experiencing a gallery show-
ing of their work. Parents,
family members, friends,
teachers, staff and community
members as well as students
from other schools are wel-
come to participate. Artwork
to be entered can include pen-
cil drawings, paintings, sculp-
tures, photography, fabric
designs, etc. There is no fee to
enter!
All proceeds from this
endeavor wilj go towards


revamping our playground
including the purchasing of
new playground equipment. If
you are interested in partici-
pating, you may contact the
school at 627-7557 for further
details. Please come out and
participate in this fun and
exciting event which will ben-
efit our students while raising
the awareness of the innate tal-
ents of students in Gadsden
County. Refreshments will be
served for your pleasure.


'Making a Difference' at Stewart Street


We are proud to announce the
recipients of our "Making a
Difference" Award for the
month of December at Stewart
Street Elementary School. Mrs.
Gracie Powell-Jones is the
chairperson for our Pre-K
Department and a dedicated pro-
fessional who was instrumental
in gaining recognition for hav-
ing outstanding student growth


in Pre-K last year. She is also
serving as our chairperson for
the Relay for Life fund raising
initiative. She serves on our
CIM leadership team and on our
PTA and School Advisory
Council. She is very creative
and works well with her stu-
dents and colleagues.
Mr. Isaac McCall is our head
custodian who wears many hats


around campus. He .is very
friendly and competent in his
ability to get the job done. His
cooperative attitude, spiritual
faith, love for the students and
fellow workers, as well as his
love for the community makes
him a perfect candidate for this
award. We are very fortunate to
have him working for our dis-
trict.


BBB offers Student Ethics Scholarship


The Better Business
Bureau@ of Northwest Florida
is currently accepting applica-
.tions from students in Bay,
Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton,
and Washington county high
schools for its 2008 BBB
Student Ethics Scholarship
program.
The program offers nine
$1,000 scholarships to current
high school juniors and seniors
who plan to attend an accredit-
ed college in the United States
or Canada.
"The scholarship is



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designed to reward students
who personify ethics and per-
sonal integrity," said Norman
Wright, President and CEO of
your BBB.
"Today's students are the
leaders of tomorrow, and the
ethics and integrity they forge
today will guide them as they
transition into the professional
world."
Local leaders from business
and academia will serve as
judges and award the scholar-
ships based on criteriA includ-
ing leadership, community
service, academic achievement
and an essay response on
building character.


Award recipients will be
notified in April and awards
will be presented in conjunc-
tion with the BBB Torch
Awards for Marketplace Ethics
luncheons this May.
To apply for the scholar-
ship, students should contact
their principal or guidance
counselor, or download an
application at
www.nwfl.bbb.org/TorchAwar
d. Entries must be postmarked
by April 4, 2008.
For more information, or to
inquire about sponsoring a
scholarship, contact your BBB
at (850) 429-0002 or start with
bbb.org.


Gadsden area students earn acaderffic recognition

Bainbridge College (BC) has announced the students who earned
the distinction of being named to the BC Dean's List and those
named to the Honors List for Fall Semester 2007. Among the stu-
dents on the Honors List were David Whiddon of Havana and
Shannon Hines of Quincy.
Those named to the Dean's List must have earned a 3.5 (B+)
grade point average (GPA) or higher while attending BC full-time.
Honors List students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA while attending
BC on a part-time basis (taking 7-11 semester hours of courses).

EGHS energized for FCAT countdown

The faculty and staff are putting the final touches on "Closing the"
Achievement Gap" by utilizing Intensive FCAT strategies. The
school is excited about this program.
The focus will be on intensive reading, math, writing, and sci-
ence for 45 minutes. Students will have this extra period of inten-


sive until the end of the FCAT window. Parents, you can also help
make this program a~geat success by ensuring that your child report
to school at 7:40 a.m. Remember: "We Are Jaguars Achieving
Goals Using all Resources."

James A Shanks Class of 1978

REMINDER: THE BALANCE (REMINDING) FEE FOR THE
CLASS 30TH REUNION IS DUE BY OR ON JANUARY 31,
2008.
Please include T-shirt size and an OLD SCHOOL photo for the
souvenir booklet.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH, Make check, money order or
cashier check payable to James A Shanks Class of '78 30th Reunion
and mail to James A Shanks Class of '78, PO Box 1445, Quincy, Fl
32351 or can be given to Nellie or Gennett.
For more information and/or questions please call Nellie Nealy
Graham at 933-8344 or Gennett Garrett at 276-4476.


January 17th
Breakfast
Variety of Juice
Cereal
Toast
Lunch
Shepard Pie w/Cheese
Chicken Nuggets
Green Beans
Tossed Salad
Hot Rolls
Fresh Fruit
January 18th
Breakfast
Rosy Applesauce
Chicken Biscuit
Lunch
Pizza
Hoagie Sandwich
Tossed Salad
Corn
Oven Fries
Sliced Pears.
Fresh Fruit


January 22nd
Breakfast
Pineapple Juice
Breakfast Stick
Lunch
Beef-o-roni
Chicken Nuggets
French Fries
Green Peas
Garlic Bread
Fresh Fruit
January 23rd
Breakfast
Banana
Cereal
Blueberry Muffin
Lunch
Baked Chicken
Pizza
Steamed Rice
Black Eyed Peas
Peach Cobbler
Hot Rolls
Fresh Fruit


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