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Title: Gadsden County times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Quincy, Fla
Creation Date: May 1, 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Gadsden -- Quincy
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General Note: "Consolidated with the Quincy moon" <1909>.
General Note: Publishers: R.E.L. McFarlin, <1913-1917>; R.L. Swerger, <1918-1926>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 6, no. 10 (Mar. 8, 1907).
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bust
Four arrested on drug
charges... Page 6


Celebrating

excellence
EGHS honors top students with
surprise ceremony...Page 10


Native son

returns
Brig. Gen Ben Hodges speaks at
Boy Scout Guardian
dinner... Page 11


Havana

gearing up
Town ready for festivals, but
discusses unsafe and nuisance
buildings in advance ...Page 6




Local auto

insurance

firm to hold

fundraiser

Daytona prototype race
car to be on display

By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
A-1 Auto Insurance is a fundraiser May 10
will help Gadsden Community Healthy Start
cross the finish line.
A-1 owner/agent Terry Moore said when he
learned a Daytona prototype race car would be
in town - the car is sponsored by Gainsco
Auto In�urance, one of the companies A-1
offers policies through - he and fellow
employees started to kick around the idea of
using the appearance as a way ;to raise money
for a local charity. |
"We were just going to have the race car, but
we started talking and doing some research on
charities," Moore said. "We called the Health
Department and asked about it. They were
elated. We're going to make this an annual
event."
The fundraiser will take place from 1-4 p.m.
in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Radio station

See FUNDRAISER on Page 5


The No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings
Racing Daytona Prototype will be at the
Quincy Wal-Mart May 10 from 1-4 p.m. for
a fundraiser for Gadsden, Community
Healthy Start organized by A-1 Auto
Insurance of Quincy. (Photo courtesy
Gainsco Auto Insurance Race Team)


It's party time!

Quincyfest, Latinofest set for this weekend


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath.
You can almost smell the barbecue
cooking. You can hear the blues playing.
That's what downtown Quincy will be
like Saturday for the fourth annual
Quincyfest Blues and Barbecue. '
The fun actually begins Friday
afternoon, May 2,. at 4 p.m. with
Latinofest on the Courthouse Square.
Come on down and enjoy some of the
finest authentic Latino inspired foods
available. Real homemade tacos, papusos,
burritos, and tamales will make your
mouth water.


Saying so long to a legend


Longtime Gadsden County Times Sports Editor Joe Ferolito shakes hands with legendary
West Gadsden County High School Coach Robert Jackson. Read what Ferolito has to say
about their long relationship in Gadsden County prep sports in his column on Page 8. (Photo
by Wayne Conner)


Volunteers are still needed to help out at QuincyfesI
Saturday. People are needed to help in all areas of the
festival from making sure the hands are on the stage to
making sure the judges gel the competition entries
numbered and delivered on time.
If you can volunteer to help the comminlee Saturday,
call Alice DuPont at 556-6476, Sylvia Hicks at 627.7681
or Cal Lutz at0 508-5642.
. The entertainment will feature live
bands, dancers representing "Little Bit of
Mexico" in costume, a talent show
featuring local young people and more.
"This is a family-friendly event. We

See QUINCYFEST on Page 7


School


chief


warns of


staff cuts

Memo: Budgets to be
cut by ten percent
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Area principals will get a
memo Friday that could lead to
staff reductions in an effort to
cope with state budget shortfalls,
Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald James
said Monday.
"I will send a memo out Friday
* advising principals to cut staff or
cut their budgets by 10 percent if A
there's another way to do it,"
James said. "Core academics must be maintained.
Sunshine standards must be maintained. We're asking
principals to do this in a way that minimizes the impact
on students."
Under the current proposed budget, the local school
system would be required to maintain operations with
$5 million less than it received last year.
"It is disheartening to say the least, though the
decision will have to be made. My first priority is to
sustain the academic growth of our students," James
said. "My second priority is to our employees. The
truth is the cuts have taken our budget to the bare
bones."


See BUDGET CUTS on Page 3


EGHS public safety academy offering alternative


Students jump at opportunity for new
telecommunication/dispatcher program


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
For Tiffany Redding, enrolling in East
Gadsden High School's Public Safety
Telecommunications/Dispatchers
Academy was a no-brainer.
"I decided to enroll in this program
because it's a great program and a great
field for me to go into," the EGHS senior
said. "I love working with people and I
love to communicate with others."
While Tiffany plans to go t6 the
University of North Florida and study to
become a pediatrician, earning a
certificate through the communications
program will give her an employment
option while's she's in school.
This is the first year the career academy


has been offered at EGHS, and it's funded
much the same way the school's
corrections academy is - through Succeed
Florida grant.
The school also will begin an
armed/unarmed security guard academy
this summer. The cap for each academy is
10 students.
"This program provides these students
the ability to become certified in the area
of public safety," said Kimblin NeSmith,
academy director. "-They can work for any
agency that utilizes communications
officers. They will have the opportunity to
work right out of high school, making
around $25,000-$26,000 in this area. This

See ACADEMY on Page 3


East Gadsden High School Public Safety
Telecommunications/Dispatchers Academy students O'Derricka
Perkins, Lashandra Sharp, Keith Showers, Lawrence Pillers Jr.,
Tiffany Redding, Ashley Beavers, Derilyn Moore, Chalasia Watson,
Brittney Garner and Tia Ashcroft train April 22 at Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)


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2 The Gadsden County Times May 1, 2008


Taylor to seek District


SHERRIE TAYLOR FOR
COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 5
"My mission for Gadsden
County District 5 will be the
delivery of quality services,
specifically created and designed
in response to the NEEDS of the
citizens rather than by habit or
tradition. I pledge to be visible
and available for the citizens of
District 5. We will have an open
door policy.
"I envision bringing all of the
municipalities within the county
together to work as "One
Gadsden". The main thrust of
One Gadsden will be to improve
the quality of life for all of the
citizens in Gadsden County. The
immediate areas of focus will be
to attract businesses with
competitive jobs, wages and
benefits, . improve Gadsden's
health care system, mandate
SMART growth and development
for the county and support better
government for the people. One
Gadsden through the County
Code Enforcement will also work
aggressively to reduce
neighborhoods excessive trash,
overgrown lots, abandoned
houses, as well, improve poor
street lighting and continue
paving .and resurfacing roads and
streets in the county.
DON'T HESITATE, HAVE
FAITH FOR CHANGE IN 2008
"I am a product of Gadsden
County, I graduated from the
Gadsden County public schools
and earned a B.S. Degree in
Business Administration from
Bethune Cookman College and
will earn a second Bachelor's
Degree in Education from
FAMU. I taught in the Gadsden
County Schools system for ten
years and currently serve as a
consultant for grant funded
educational programs in the
school district. I also serve as
director of "Children Are Our
Future, Inc." a program that
provides after-school tutorial
sessions and enrichment activities
for school-age children from
Gadsden County.
Some of The Major
Accomplishments Were:
* Secured $2,000,000.00 for
housing development program
(built and remodel over 35 homes
in 3-years)


* Received additional funding
for fire safety from Gadsden
County ($80,000 - $100,000
annually).
* Provided funding for citizens
assistance programs (utility bills
and renovations)
* Contributed to Gadsden's Teen
work program (summer
employment for teens)
* Contributed to Gadsden
Transportation Program (Quincy
Shuttle Bus)
* Sought better and reasonably
priced services from Waste Pro.
* Received funding for three
new recreation parks including a
state of the art water park for the
City of Quincy
* For the past four years,
Quincy's Annual Audit has been
unqualified, which improved the
city's credit rating
* Provide funding for Non-
Profit Organizations. (Senior
Citizens, Library, Day Cares,
etc.)
The Areas Needing Immediate
Attention Are:
* Full medical service facilities
with emphasis on improve
emergency transportation system.
* Reinstate and promote the
curbside pick-up recycling
program (county-wide).
* Fund infrastructure to update
sewer systems in rural
communities.
* Increase funding for Senior
Citizens programs.
* Research and implement
programs and/or projects
designed to assistant residents
with high cost of utilities
(electric, gas, and fuel).
* Impose or update the
ordinance for the protection of
our lakes and natural resources
* Implement a program offering
after-school and summer
employment for Teens


* Support the education school
system
* Provide and promote quality
housing, cultural and recreational
opportunities.
* Operate an adequately funded
county government in a
financially responsible and
fiscally sound manner.
* Recruit and maintain a highly
qualified and motivated local
work force that is committed to
excellence.
* Implement an effective
housing rehabilitation program.
*' Create diverse employment
opportunities leading to an
increased tax base.
* Mandate SMART growth and
development for all of Gadsden
County *
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THE JOB DONE


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Campaign Kick-Off


Fundraiser


To Re-Elect


Reginald C. James

For

Superintendent of Schools



Proven Leadership * Administrative Experience* Integrity



When: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Where: Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Floida

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
: .- '" .",.'-,, , Political adverbtsemenL, paid for and approved by Reginald James.,Democrat loi Superintenaent ot Schools - :







The Gadsden County Times May 1, 2008 3


BUDGET CUTS from Page 1


James put together a budget task
force to evaluate ways to tighten
the budget as painlessly as


Total Family Eye


Washington


possible.
The task force consists of
district administrators including


the assistant superintendent of
finance and academic services
and union representatives for both


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the teachers and non-instructional
employees.
"I needed to get representation
of all stakeholders at the table.
It's a serious situation and I
wanted everyone involved in the
process so that it would be
evident to all interested parties
that this budget crisis is real,"
James said. "I also wanted
everyone at the table so that cuts
being made are done so in an
open and equitable way."
Principals will have one week to


respond to the memo. Budget task
force members will read over the
responses and make a
recommendation to the
superintendent, who will in turn
discuss the issue with School
Board members at a May 15
workshop.
"They reduced our budget by
$1.4 million this school year.
Now they're saying $5 million
for the next school year," James
said.
"When you look at all these


The Gadsden County Board of
County Commissioners, the
Gadsden County Sheriffs Office -
Division of Emergency
Management, and the 'Gadsden
County Chamber of Commerce are
partnering with the Capital Area
Chapter of the American Red Cross
to offer preparation training through
a tabletop exercise entitled
"Hurricane Biz" that will take place
in Gadsden County on Thursday,
May 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
at the North Florida Research and
Education Center (UF/IFAS), 155
Research Road, Quincy, Florida
32351. All businesses and
organizations are encouraged to
take advantage of this free
assistance in creating their own
disaster plan. Space is limited, so
please register as soon as possible.
The NFREC/IFAS Center is
located directly off of Pat Thomas
Parkway (SR 267); the closest
major intersection is 1-10 and SR
267 (Exit 181).
Representatives from the Gadsden


factors, somebody's got to do
something. I am hoping for the
best but preparing for the worst."
James said he doesn't foresee
the school district having to close
schools.
"It should be noted that I have
said from the onset that I have
always been an advocate for
community schools. They are
paramount to a successful
education," he said. "Cutting or
combining schools won't happen
under my watch."


ACADEMY from Page 1


position is prominently called a
911 operator. They help people
navigate through the emergency
process."
For Sgt.-at-arms O'Derricka
Perkins, the academy was a way to


apagn Rally/Fundralser


examine her post-graduation
options.
"I just wanted to experience a new
path," she said. "I've considered the
army reserves. I wanted to try law
enforcement. The best thing about
this is you get hands-on experience
and learn different lessons."
NeSmith said it's unlikely the
career academies will receive state
funding next year because of
budget cuts, but he remains hopeful


he will find a way to keep them
going.
"We're still looking for funding
for next year," he said. "I'm
optimistic that other funds will be
available. I would like to issue a
request to the community for
funding - the program is beneficial
to students of Gadsden County
schools and to the community. For
us to allow this to lapse - that's just
not going to happen."


County Health Department,
Emergency Management, Law
Enforcement, Public Works, and
Emergency Medical Services have
been invited to be on hand as
subject matter consultants available
to participants during the exercise.
Additionally, Mr. Arthur
Youngblood with the Florida
Department of Financial Services
(DFS) will be present representing
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.
Also, a tabletop exercise focused
on preparation training for churches
and non-profit organizations is
tentatively scheduled for Thursday,
June 19 in Gadsden County.
For more information and to
reserve your business or
organization for the May 8 or June
19 exercise, please contact the
Gadsden County Office of Public
Information at 850/627-6694 or
contact the Capital Area Chapter of
the American Red Cross at
850/878-5882. You can also visit
the Red. Cross website at
WWW.CACARC.ORG.


END NOTICE TO BIDDERS


TOTAL FAMILY EYE CARE


PATIENT NOTICE:


Care located


Local officials receive


hurricane training


"Taylor-Made To Get The Job Done"


THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2008

QUINCY CONFERENCE CENTER


Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and Approved by Sherrie Taylor for County Commission, District 5


Ql.lNCLGAD.SI NAI RTIJAUTRO RT


NOTICE TO BIDDERS



Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority at the office of the Quincy
Municipal Airport, 1300 Airport Drive, Quincy, FL 32351 (Hand-delivery or overnight courier ONLY) until 2:00
p.m. EDST, May 19, 2008, at which time and place all proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Bidders are invited to submit proposals for:

CONSTRUCT T-HANGARS AT
QUINCY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Bidders are invited to submit Proposals for this work on the Proposal Forms provided. Other proposal forms will not be
accepted.

The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the Plans and Specifications, and
all addenda or other revisions, and Site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a Proposal. Contract
Documents consisting of the Drawings and Specifications, and all addenda or other revisions are available for
examination or may be obtained from the offices of the URS Corporation, 1367C South Railroad Avenue, Chipley,
Florida 32428, Phone (850) 638-8700, Fax (850) 638-0220. There is a $100.00 charge for the plans and specifications,
This cost is non refundable.

A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified Check in the amount of not less than five
percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid.

Successful Bidder shall be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an
Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) ofthe total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory
surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work.

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

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

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


Dated: 4/28/08 By: Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority


OUINCY-GADSDEXAIRPQRLAIlM-QR,

NOTICE TO BIDDERS



Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority at the office of the Quincy
Municipal Airport, 1300 Airport Drive, Quincy, FL 32351 (Hand-delivery or overnight courier ONLY) until 2:00
p.m. EDST, May 19, 2008, at which time and place all proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Bidders are invited to submit proposals for:

CONSTRUCT T-HANGAR TAXILANES AT
QUINCY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for May 13th, 2008, at 11:00 AM at the Quincy Municipal Airport Terminal
Building,, 1300 Airport Drive, Quincy, FL 32351.

Bidders are invited to submit Proposals for this work on the Proposal Forms provided. Other proposal forms will not be
accepted.

The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the Plans and Specifications, and
all addenda or other revisions, and Site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a Proposal. Contract
Documents consisting of the Drawings and Specifications, and all-addenda or other revisions are available for
examination or may be obtained from the offices of the URS Corporation, 1367C South Railroad Avenue, Chipley,
Florida 32428, Phone (850) 638-8700, Fax (850) 638-0220. There is a $100.00 charge for the plans and specifications.
This cost is non refundable.

A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Documents or Certified Check in the amount of not less than five
percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid.

Successful Bidder shall be required to execute and to provide a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in an
Amount of not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the total value of the Contract awarded to him with a satisfactory
surety or sureties for the full and faithful performance of the work.

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

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

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


By: Quincy-Gadsden Airport Authority


END NOTICE TO BIDDERS


I


Dated: 4/28/08








4 The Gadsden County Times May 1, 2008

* Opinions * Coluins * Letters to the Editor




Editorial Pagei.
A free excchaigec of ideas is necessary for good government and good corrnfluiliies.


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation




Come on out this weekend


This weekend we will, more than likely,
have several thousand visitors in our city
to enjoy Latinofest on Friday and
Quincyfest on Saturday. It is great to
entertain our visitors but this is as much
for the people of Quincy and Gadsden
County as it is for the visitors.
I was a little taken aback when I asked a
young man if he planned to attend any of
the weekend's activities. He said he
planned to stay away because too many
people would be around. I then asked him
if he attended other festivals in the area
and he said he often attends Rattlesnake
Roundup, Mule Day and several other
festivals. Al of these festivals have grown
to attract nearly 100,000 people. It became
obvious that numbers were not the
problem.
He simply didn't want to support what's
happening right here in his own city. For
years, I heard people complain about the
fact that the City of Quincy had no
festivals or other events to bring the
community together and promote visitors.
Well, a small group people have to


volunteered hundreds of hours to make
Quincyfest a reality. It has been nearly
impossible to get volunteers from the
community. Organizations have not
seemed to want to become a part of this
effort to bring a quality festival to our
community.
To their credit, The Gadsden Art Center
has been marvelous about planning and
implementing children's activities. Many
local businesses have also helped sponsor
Quincyfest, but not nearly enough have
made the commitment. It is my opinion
that more people visiting is good for their
business, no matter what business.
It has been very hard and disheartening
to put in so many hours only to have the
. people you have worked to benefit just
stay away.
If you haven't attended a Quincyfest
Blues and Barbecue, take advantage of the
offering this weekend. If you don't eat
barbecue come for the music and if you
don't like blues come for the barbecue.
The point is, this is our festival and we
need to support it. All of us.


.unker down

withS

mies


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




Wife thinks she's


Richard Petty!


I bought the vehicle in October of 1989.
It was, and is, nothing special. It's just a
pick-up truck; a means to get from point A
to point B. In a world of aging moms,
innocent grand kids, loving wives, solid
daughter-in-laws and friends that sticketh
closer than a brother, it is no big deal.
The guy who sold it to me tried to push
the gray one, with the bucket seats, "You
will like these seats much better. That old
bench seat is a thing of the past. You'll be
disappointed with it within a week."
I scratched my head and wished my
Father was still alive. He knew about disc
brakes, power trains, cubic inches and
such. The boys were fourteen and eleven. I
wanted to be able to haul them both "up
front with me". Comfortably. "I'll take the
red one with the bench seat."
"Excellent choice," the salesman was
shaking my hand, "It is the exact one that I
would have chosen. Come on in the office,
I'll have you out the door in five
minutes......"
I bought a thirteen thousand dollar
automobile because of the seat. You might
think that a bit irresponsible, BUT you
ought to have seen the three of us riding
side by side around town!
The boys are now thirty-two and twenty-
nine. They both have trucks of their own. I
don't need the bench seat anymore. But I
haven't "let go" of the truck. I wheel p4st
the football field or Ace Hardware or
Doyle Collier's old store and I
"remember".
Plus, the truck is still getting me from
point A to point B. It has been doing so for
most of eighteen years and 248,764 miles.
It has given me no reason to get rid of it. It
really hasn't demanded much upkeep. And
I am one lucky son of a gun, the NAPA
people have a part that matches anything I
can break!
I take care of it. I change the oil, filters,
etc. on a regular basis. I don't rip and roar
around in it...... Believe me, I am way
past the ripping and roaring stage! The ole
truck has hung in there. We have enjoyed
aging together. And the longer we have
been together the more I have come to like
and respect and care for the old thing.
Here, as we say in this writing business,
is where the story takes a turn.
Cathy was out for spring break and ended
up at Jess's house in Columbus, Georgia. I
drove over for the week-end and I was
going to stay and play golf with the boys
for a couple of days. We were also going to
a golf tournament in Augusta. It was a bit
of traveling. Somehow it was decided that
we needed the van to get around in.
"That's ok," Cathy is so agreeable at times
it will make you sick, "I'll just drive dad's
truck home."


Before I could protest or even raise my
hand to ask a question, everyone quickly
agreed to the plan. I was trying to point out
the truck had a bench seat and plenty of
room in the back..... It was too late! They
were cramming golf equipment, cameras,
back packs, suitcases, electronic "find out
where you are going" machines and I don't
know what all else into every nook and
cranny of the van.
,We had a great trip. I was enjoying every
minute of it right up until Cathy called,
"Kes, there is something dripping from
underneath the truck. There was a big pool
of it on the driveway as I backed out....."
I've had that truck for eighteen years!
248,764 miles! Nothing ever leaked!
Nothing blew up! A battery might go bad.
The fan belt frazzled out. The windshield
washer fluid would get low. And the
alternator caught on fire once. But nothing
major. I knew better than to let some
stranger get behind the wheel!
She probably bumped into Smoky and
the Bandit on the way home. She ran
interference for Burt Reynolds and Jerry
Reed as they hauled bootleg liquor to
Atlanta! I'm driving her van carefully at
just below the speed limit and slowing for
every curve and turn. And she in my
precious truck out running Buford T.
Justice and every other law enforcement
officer in three states!
She's doing wheelies through parking
lots and jumping pontoon bridges.'She's
driving though woods and forest where
there ain't no roads and up and down cliffs
where angels fear to tread and hiding out
in gorges and behind tattoo parlors in
Midland, Georgia and Slocomb, Alabama!
She's been watching that NASCAR stuff
for years now. She follows Mark Martin,
Dale Jarrett, and Junior like it was a Soap
Opera. She's been to Talladega,
Martinsville, Rockingham and Darlington.
I'm a sap for not putting two and two
together!
My poor truck. I wonder if the warranty
has expired.
I thought about cutting my trip short and
rushing home. She called back the next
evening. "It's transmission fluid." I
wondered if she tasted it to find out. "The
rear seal is leaking."
Folks, I drive this truck for umpteen
years and it serves me well. It practically
drove itself. Hardly any trouble at all. She
drives it two hundred miles. And I have a
problem that could be terminal!
This is going to cause some deep turmoil.
I'm sure the NAPA people have got a
replacement rear seal. But will it be cost
effective on this old a model? I bet a new

See KES on Page 9


This ust In


by Leslie Roberts,
News Editor


The benefits of local life


One of the things I love most about this
job is the opportunity to talk to
interesting people.
I ari continually amazed at the number
of them we have in Gadsden County.
The interesting and the unsung heroes -
people who have a passion for making
life better for others.
Listening to Brigadier General Ben
Hodges speak at the Boy Scout Guardian
dinner Tuesday evening, I was reminded
of the benefits of living in a small
community.
Hodges credited'local residents -
Sunday school teachers at First
Presbyterian, coaches, educators, and
childhood friends - with helping him
along the way.
There are a lot of people in Gadsden
County still helping other people along
the way.
Boy Scout leaders, men like Wilson
Hinson who was recently honored for
having the largest Eagle class on the
Suwannee River Area Boy Scouts


Council.
Public safety officers. Teachers.
Volunteers of all varieties.
I met with Tom and Margie Heddle this
week to talk about their plans for
opening a.free health clinic at the church
Tom pastors, Pine Grove Baptist. They
are vibrant and committed, and commute
from Graceville because they felt called
to this community.
If you're ever looking for something to
do, there are plenty of opportunities to
pitch in.
Speaking of something to do, don't
forget the west end of the county is
celebrating the onset of May this
weekend.
Gretna's annual May Day celebration is
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at City
Hall - there is no admission fee.
And the inaugural Cinco de Mayo
festival at Gretna Industrial Park off
Highway 12 is Sunday from 11 a.m. until
8 p.m.
Enjoy.


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Making

disasters more

disastrous

By Thomas A. Bowden

In a speech from New Orleans
last week, Republican presidential
candidate John McCain lashed out
at the Bush administration for its
response to Hurricane Katrina.
McCain's remarks, which appeared
calculated to make disaster relief a
key campaign issue, revived harsh
memories of the savage storm that
inundated the Mississippi Delta in
late August 2005, leaving more
than 1,800 people dead and causing
widespread property damage.
Although the floodwaters long
ago receded, government officials
are still counting the disaster's
costs. Earlier this year, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers disclosed
that 489,000 claimants are seeking
damages caused by poorly
designed levees. Of those
claimants, 247 want more than $1
billion each, including one whopper
for $3 quadrillion (a stack of a
quadrillion dollar coins would
reach beyond Saturn).
The tax dollars spent resolving
those claims will augment the tens
of billions already paid to restore
and repopulate New Orleans, a
below-sea-level bowl situated
precariously amidst a lake, a major
river, and a gulf, in a known path
for hurricanes.
Disasters can sometimes shock a
nation into questioning entrenched
practices. But Hurricane Katrina,
perhaps the worst natural disaster
ever to befall America, has failed to
spark serious challenge to long-
standing government policies that
actively promote building and
living in disaster-prone areas.
The Katrina tragedy should have
called into question the so-called
safety net composed of government
policies that actually encourage
people to embrace risks they would
otherwise shun--to build in defiance
of historically obvious dangers,
secure in the knowledge that
innocent others will be forced to
share the costs when the worst
happens.
Without blaming the victims for
having followed their own
government's lead, it is time to
question whether those policies
should continue.
The first strands of today's safety
net were spun in the nineteenth
century, as the Army Corps of
Engineers shouldered the burden of
constructing and maintaining levees
and other flood controls along the
Mississippi River. From then to
now, Congress and the states have
responded to each new flood by
installing newer, higher, and
stronger barriers at public expense,
as if the preservation of a city like
New Orleans in its historical
location were a self-evident
necessity..
Throughout the twentieth century,
new strands were woven into the
safety net, first in the form of loans
to disaster victims, then by direct
grants, infrastructure repairs, loan
guarantees, job training, subsidized
investments, health care, debris
removal, and a host of similar
rehabilitative measures.
In 1968, the National Flood
Insurance Program began
supplying subsidized coverage for
structures and their contents in
flood-prone areas. Similar state-
subsidized insurance programs
arose for hurricanes in Florida and
earthquakes in California. In 1978,
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency was created
to coordinate the increasingly
complex job of government disaster
response.
At each juncture, more aid was
funneled to disaster victims without
serious challenge to the wisdom of
encouraging people to occupy
vulnerable locations.
In response to Mississippi floods,
Florida hurricanes, and California
earthquakes, the number of major
disaster declarations almost
doubled from the 1980s to the
1990s, from an annual average of
24 up to 46. At century's end,
Congress was paying an average of
$3.7 billion a year in supplemental
disaster aid, with state taxpayers
contributing many millions more.
As of August 2007, Katrina relief
alone had cost federal taxpayers
$114 billion.
By gradual steps, this disaster
safety net became part of the legal


landscape, taken for granted by
private investors and owners .
deciding to undertake new projects
or rebuild storm-damaged areas.
Relief programs--by minimizing,
See DISASTER on Page 9


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FUNDRAISER from Page 1


Gulf 104 will be on hand, and
there will be hot dogs and cokes
for sale.
Moore plans to raffle off a
variety of items donated by local
businesses. Raffle tickets are $1
and will be available the day of
the event.


Raffle items will include t-
shirts, a television, a boom box,
fishing poles and gift cards for
O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Direct
Automotive and Big Ben
Wrecker Service.
Moore, who has owned A-1
Auto Insurance for 20 years, said


the day will hold something for
the entire family.
"All donations go to Healthy
Start," he said.
"This is our first year, so it's
hard to say how much we'll be
able to raise. We're hoping at
least $600-$700."


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Quincy Police arrest report


Homer L. Scott: DUI
Joshua A. Parker;
Possession of Marijuana less
than 20 grams and Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia
Tamika S. Reese;
Aggravated Assault
Tony L. Jordan;
Warrant/Writ of Attachment
James D. Linch;
Warrant/Interference with
Child Custody


Antonio Safford;
Warrant/civil contempt/blue
writ
Larry J. Williams; Warrant
5 cts/VOP/FTA- Possession of
Cocaine; burglary of dwelling
with assault or battery; domes-
tic battery and Trespass on
property after warning
Stephen Stringer; Felony
Littering
Michael Henderson;


Contributing to delinquency
of a Minor, Conspiracy to
commit Grand Theft, and
Felony Littering
Elliott V. Daniels;
Theft/shoplifting
Antonio Robinson; Warrant
3cts /VOP/ -Writ of
Attachment and No Valid DL
James E. Baker; Simple
Battery


Sheriff's Office arrest report


Keltric Harris; Felony Gwendolyn
Criminal Mischief Vop/PWBC
Allen Monroe; Throwing a Melissa Prie
deadly missile into a occupied cocaine, Poss
Michael Cason; Vop/Battery cocaine and
on LEO and ROWV ment
Joseph Love; Vop/Cruelty to Marion
animals Vop/Purchase c
Andre Forehand; Vop/Sale William
of cocaine Vop/RAWOV

FWC report

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trespassing complaint. Upon arrival, he found a


Pratt Hannah;

est; Sale of crack
W/I to sell crack
child endanger-

Hartsfield;
)f cocaine
Heatherly;


Robert Perkins; Vop/Att.
Home invasion robbery and
battery on person 65 YOA
James Ward; Vop/DWLSR
Alexa Taylor; Poss with
intent to deliver crack cocaine,
Poss of drug paraphernalia and
DWLSR
Corenthis McMillian;
FTA/ROWV/Battery


number of individuals on posted property. After
checking the subjects, he issued four citations and
four warnings for various freshwater fishing vio-
lations..


Gadsden checkpoints for May


The Gadsden County Sheriff
Office will be conducting Driver
License, DUI and Vehicle
Inspection Checkpoints during
the month of May 2008 on the
below listed roads within the
Gadsden County area. The times
and dates of these checkpoints
will vary depending upon
weather, manpower and safety
conditions.

PClary's Bail
uid Agency
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Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, deputies will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equip-
ment. In addition, DUI,
Enforcement will be directed to
drivers who insist on driving
impaired.
The Gadsden County Sheriff
Office has found these check-
points to be an effective means
of enforcing the equipment and
driver license laws of Florida
while insuring the protection of


all motorists.
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Midway to Chattahoochee, Hwy
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and Havana, Hwy 27 North and
South of Havana, Hwy 65 North
and South, Hwy 267 North and
South, Brickyard Rd,
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Four arrested on drug



charges in Chattahoochee


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Four people
were arrested on
various drug
charges and
over $3,000 in
marijuana and
crack cocaine
were seized last Moore
Friday in
Chattahoochee. Also recovered
was $700 worth of suspected
stolen property.
Arrested were: Tony Anthony
Reed, Johnny Dwayne King,


Christopher E.
Moore, and
LaRon Lamar
Williams after
citizens com-
plained to offi-
cers that they
suspected drug King
sales at resi-
dences at 541
MKL Blvd. and
106 Pine Street.
Search war-
rants were
served on both
residents after
successful drug Reed


buys were made.
Lt. Barry Moore
and Lt. Fred
O'Brian were in
charge of the
undercover oper-
ation that lasted
several months. Williams
Members of
the Chattahoochee Police
Department, Gadsden County
Sheriff's Office, Florida
Department of Corrections, and
the Sneads Police Department
were part of the law enforcement
team that served both the search
and arrests warrants.


Area invited to town hall meeting


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Do you want your voice to be
heard? Do you want your opin-
ions to count on issues that
affect the family?
Join others on May 10. from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joe
Ferolito Recreation Center for a
North Florida Town Hall
Meeting. The meeting is spon-,
sored by the North Florida
Education Development
Corporation and the Marguerite
Casey Foundation. During the
meeting north Florida families
will gather from Gadsden, Leon,
Wakulla, Gulf and Franklin
counties to help formulate and
propose a national pro-family
agenda.
Among the topics to be dis-
cussed are:
immigration/employment, living
wages, criminal justice reform,


access to affordable health care,
childcare, education, transporta-
tion, and housing. The town hall
meetings are intended to lay the
groundwork for a family-led
movement for social change.
"The goal is to initiate a sus-
tained shift on national attitudes
and policies affecting poor and
working families," said Carolyn
Ford, executive director of
NFEDC.
Next Saturday's meeting
will:
*help create a national plat-
form for family issues. * aid
in sparking a national dialogue
about the policies and attitudes
that have a negative impact on
families.
*make sure that families are a
part of any national discussions.
*help build a movement of
families to bring about long term
change
*increase civic engagement


among families.
. "This meeting is part of a
national campaign, called
"Equal Voice for America's
Families" to create a national
agenda for families and to build
a family constituency that advo-
cates on its own behalf," Ford
said.
Ford said people should
make a point to attend the meet-
ing because America's families
are at risk.
Recent statistics show that
more and more people are find-
ing it difficult to support their
families. Nearly 13 percent, or
37 million people, in the United
States live below the poverty
line.
A free lunch will be provided
and English/Spanish translation
will be provided.
To find out more about the
town meeting, contact Carolyn
Ford at (850) 856-5025.


Havana to address unsafe buildings


Stop by, say hello and join us in welcoming

Walter McPherson, our new president for

Gadsden County.


Tuesday, May 6
5 - 7 p.m.
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By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Havana is gearing up for
spring and summer festivals, but
meanwhile, town officials going
ahead with plans to address
unsafe buildings and nuisance
properties within town limits.
Police Chief Glynn Beach
addressed council members dur-
ing Tuesday's regular Havana
Town Council meeting to make
them aware of the process
involved in forcing owners of
dangerous or dilapidated build-
ings to either repair or remove
the structures.
"We're dealing with some
dangerous buildings," Beach
said. "Normally, those are build-
ings nobody lives in and can't
live in. Nuisance properties are
areas that have garbage, junk,
old furniture, old cars on them."
Some worry that in addition
to being dangerous, those kinds
of eyesores will cost the town
some tourists for events like the
upcoming Havana Art and
Music Festival from 11 a.m. - 7
p.m. May 10 or an Old Time
Havana Day Jtne 13-14.
Proposed by Jim Kellum on
behalf of the Havana Merchants
Association, the event last took
place 14 years ago.
"It was a day we set aside and
tried to remember what Havana
was about and how it came to be
about," he said. "We want to
have an old-time square dance,
maybe have a hillbilly wed-
ding."
Meanwhile, scattered around
town are buildings witfi roves
caving in and windows falling
out, Beach said.
Beach said he has mailed let-
ters to at least two owners of
such properties warning them
they have 30 days to comply
with regulations.
If the property owner does
not comply, the town then sends
a second warning letter; after
that, the town's attorney wpuld
begin proceedings to place a lien
on the property, which might
offset the cost to the town of
demolishing a dangerous build-
ing.
"For the process to move for-
ward, someone has got to


declare that's a dangerous build-
ing - usually a building inspec-
tor," Beach said. "If it's declared
unsound, letters go out, the
owner has a certain amount of
time to perform repairs, and if
the Owner can't, you put a lien
in."
Town Manager Howard
McKinnon said unsafe, run-
down properties are becoming a
problem in Havana.
While it costs the town to
move through the process of
having a home condemned and
destroyed, it's a manageable
feat.
"There are budget constraints
but we can manage this and see
that either the property owner
complies or we start the process.
There are two in town I think
certainly need taken care of
right now," he said.
One building that worries
town officials is the old Havana
Motel. So far, the owner hasn't
taken action on making repairs
or tearing down the building.
Councilman Don Vickers
said he has tried to find titles on
. two properties on Fourth Street
in order to purchase the proper-
ties himself and put new houses
on them. 0
Kellum said he had also
checked on buying the proper-
ties.
"Both of (the current owners)
have been called and they are
very overpriced," he said.
In other business, Council
members:
* Approved on final reading
an ordinance requiring a display
of street numbers on each build-
ing within the town.
* Approved replacement of
two, high-service pump at two
of the town's wells at a cost of
around $62,500.
* Learned that the Havana
Police Department will lead a
countywide effort to lower the
number of local teenagers hurt
or killed in auto crashes. The
grant-funded program will pro-
vide for law enforcement offi-
cers to buy golf carts and class-
room materials to educate
teenagers on safe driving prac-
tices. Among counties with pop-
ulations of 50,000 or less,
Gadsden County ranks second-


highest in the state in the num-
ber of wreck teenagers are
involved in.


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Volunteer firefighters needed


St. John-Robertsville area looking for a few good men or women


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Volunteer firefighters are
needed for the St. John-
Robertsville area immediately,
according to Brian Beasley,
Gadsden County's EMS direc-
tor.
There are only five trained
volunteer firefighters in the
northern part of the county.
Last year a new fire station was
dedicated but, less than a year
later, the operations could be in


jeopardy.
"Most of the fire stations in
the county have from 15 to 20
volunteers, we need the people
to step up to make their com-
munity a better place to live,"
said Andre Walker of Gadsden
EMS.
The City of Quincy has the
only paid fire fighter depart-
ment in the county. However,
because of an interlocal agree-
ment, Quincy firefighters
respond to fires in the county.
Volunteers are required to


take a 260-hour course that is
taught at the EMS main office
on East Jefferson Street in
Quincy. Volunteers are mainly
taught to respond to fires and
car automobile accidents. The
training is free and volunteers
are supplied with free equip-
ment and pagers. free of charge.
. Both men and women are
encouraged to become volun-
teer firefighters.
For more information or to
volunteer call Beasley or
Walker at 875-8699.


Wynn, Blume win Chattahoochee elections


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

In a close Chattahoochee city
election, Jerry Wynn defeated
challenger Ann Williams to



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Almost equally close was the
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Susan Blume walked away as a
winner with 85 votes while Jim


Glass got 78 votes and Leigh
Brooks won 12 votes.
A little more than 23 percent,
or 1,701 people, registered to
vote went to the polls Tuesday.
Chattahoochee was the only
Gadsden County municipality to
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Editor's Note: This is the first
in a two part series on the City of
Quincy s Telecommunications
business. Next week, what can be
done to make it profitable,

The City of Quincy held anoth-
er workshop to discuss Netquincy
and the telecommunications busi-
ness Tuesday. Experts made it
clear tough decisions must be
made.
"The City of Quincy must
make a serious decision, to be in
the telecommunications business
or not. You have to decide what is
in the best interest of the city," said
consultant William McCloud of
Cantella & Co.. Inc.
"You can get out of the
telecommunications business or
move toward profitability,"
McCloud said.
But, he explained, the city can-
not just 'walk away from the
telecommunications business
because to finance telecommuni-
cations they received a low inter-
est bond and are restricted by bond
covenants on what they can and
cannot do with the money.


"To form a partnership requires
a legal opinion from a bond coun-
sel, requires a qualified manage-
ment contract, must satisfy IRS
rules pursuant to revenue proce-
dure and the system must be con-
tinuously owned and controlled by
the city and you cannot enrich a
private from a partnership,"
McCloud said.
By comparison, he said the
bond is the same principle as a
family member giving a low inter-
est loan and the recipient turns
around and gives the loan to some-
one less who then makes a profit.
He said the city can outsource
parts of the telecommunications
but must, at all times, own and
control the business.
To get out of the telecommuni-
cations business all together, the
city has three options. They can
pay off the complete bond debt at
$8.89 million dollars minus what
has been repaid over the last three
years. They can seek a legal opin-
ion to see if they can separate
telecommunications system cost
out of overall bond. Or, the city
can do advanced refunding and
release telecommunications, sys-
tem revenues from pledged rev-
enues.


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want people to come and bring
their families," said Michelle
Alvarez, Quincyfest committee
member who coordinates
Latinofest.
On Saturday, all roads lead back
downtown. Bring the lawn chairs,
blankets and the family. Please
don't bring the pets, however.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, the first
band, Isom at the Organ, plays
until noon. They are followed at
12 noon by the Billy Rigsby
Band. The softnds of Harmonica
Shah Blues Band starts at 2 p.m.
followed by Jeff Prime featuring
Juanita Dixon rounds out the day.
All four bands are known for the
blues music they perform with a
"southern accent." Last year
Jaunita Dixon brought the house
down with her own brand of what
has come to be known as "down
home blues."
. The other part of the Quincyfest
is the barbecue. Vendors will sell
chicken, ribs, and pork and some
of them will compete for trophies
and the $7,000 in prize money.
The winners will be announced at
the end of the blues at 6 p.m.
Backyard barbecue competitors


from throughout the region will
light their fires for bragging
rights and cash. First place
winners in the rib, chicken, and
pork categories will each walk
away with $1,000 each.
Fun and creative activities have
also been planned for children at
the Gadsden Arts Center.
Children of all age groups will
get to make and take home a
craft, get their faces painted, and
other hands-on art projects.
A "classic" car show has also
become a fixture of Quincyfest.
See unique cars and talk with
owns about the make and models
as well as what has gone into
restoration.
Also, local and surrounding
area artists will hold
demonstrations on their crafts and
exhibits.
More than 6,000 people are
expected to attend the festival
that has begun to draw crowds
from all over north Florida and
south Georgia.
Quincyfest chairman, Cal Lutz.
and the Quincyfest committee are
hoping for another big turnout
this year.


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Thete hla been much ado about
something this %week. as long time West
Gadden football coach Robert
Jackson officially retired.
SIt 'was a' well known, true rumor.
that 20017 would be the last year Robert
Would walk the sidelines for the
Panthers. but the official retirement
date v. as this weeke.
He walked those sidelines for
.Gadsden Count\ for over 32 years as


an assistant, and then head coach at
Greensboro, and as the head coach for
West Gadsden the past four years.
He came to woik in the county in
1976 following graduation from
Florida A&M University as a
Greensboro Elementary School
teacher. He also was an assistant coach
for Greensboro High, working two
years for Jeff Webb and two years for
Robert Lewis. Levwis left for


Chattahoochee after the 1979 season.
and it's been Jackson who has called
the shots in Greensboro ever since. In
those 28 seasons i24 at Greensboro
High and 4 at West Gadsden) Jacksons
teams won over 165 games. They'
either won or shared their respective
district titles 9 times and had 10-game
%win seasons 3 times. They won 4
regionals and were the Quincy Rotary
Bowl Champions in 1996.
In an interview Tuesday. Jackson
wouldn't name any favorite players
because he didn't want to leave any
out. But his coaching help develop
many stars during his tenure, including
players like Sylvester Hatten, Thenell
McCloud, Barry Young, Gerrod Wood.
Matt Rowan, Curtis Crittenden,
Edward Smith. Tory Pendleton, James
Smith. Elliot Shorter. Dexter Christian.
Tremayne James. Toran Green, Chris
Britt. Amos Bostick. Nagcha Grimes,
Chris Atkins. Gary Brown, and
Antonio Bosnck to name some.
Not only did he develop them on the
footbAdl field but he has had a big hand
in the success many of them have
acheived in professional Lves.
Tallahassee born. Robert spent his
elementary school and middle school


years in Washington D.C as his dad
was in military service. His tamil\
moved back to Tallahassee and lie
attended high school at Lincoln 'were
he played football aud basketball.
After Lincoln came FAMIU. and
after FAMU, Greensboro 'where he cer-
tainly has made a legacy.
Asked if he ever thought about lea\ -
Ing Greensboro to coach other places1
Jackson said. "Maybe early on, but the
longer I was at Greensboro, the less
appealing anywhere else became.
Things were ,o good here. wh sl would
I want to move?"
Asked. ,what he'll niss, Jackson
replied, "I'll miss it all. You can't do
something this long and not miss it.
The players, the practice, the laundry,
the aioma of the game. the fans. meet-
ing coaches with game films Saturda\
mornings. even when you lost 40-0 and
he won 40-0 the night before, the
Friday night lights: there's nothing I
won't miss because there's nothing
about coaching that I didn't feel."
Jackson continued, "l'\e enjoyed
coaching against people like Richard
Kennedy. Joey Edwards, Robert
Lewis. Wayne Flowers. Jeff Webb. and
Corky Rodgers among others and I'll


miss people like them."
"But Wts time to go. I really thought
I would d retire before the schools
merged. butin that happened sooner than
I thought, but it %kas nice to be in the
ne%. school for awhile "
"It was a good ride and I have to
thank mi family, assistant, like Joe
Drau\ton, Donte Sailor. and Barry
Young, the conmmuinii. and m\ adminn-
iNItra'tors."
What \'ill he do noi\' Will he
attend many gmines "I'll attend some.
but I'll pick and choose them 1 %i ant to
be able to be with my girls Bianca (15).
and Elizabeth 113i a little more, though
it will be a change for them and my
wife Gail too, because the\ %'ere a part
of my coaching." Jackson said. "And
there is time I can ,pend \'ith my
grandchildren Derrell, MNIles. and
NN Ia." Darrell is daughter
Roshannon's s-on. and MNlles and Nyla
are Robert's, late son, Robert Jr.'s chil-
dren.
"I'll alo referee and umpire. I real-
1\ enjoy that. and ha% en't had the uime
to do it as much as I like I'm esen
thinking about volunteering for things
like "Meab on Wheels' or other charity
work. I want to and w.dl sta. :tcti\e."


Dodgers bop Red Birds 14-7

The Quincy Dodgers scored 7 first inning runs and went on to
defeat the Chattahoochee red Birds 14-7 in a Georgia/ Alabama/
Florida Basebll League game Sunday at Chattahoochee's Terrell
field.
The Dodgers led the whole game and handed the Red Birds their
first loss of the year. The red birds had defeated the Miccosukee
Devils 9-4 Sunday April 20th to make their record 3-0.
This Sunday Chattahoochee travels to Tallahassee to play the'
Tallahassee Knights at 3 pm.



Munroe suffers second


1-0 loss in playoffs


C-P's Johnson signs with Palm Beach College


Typically in sports, the num-
ber "one" is a good thing, but
not for the Munroe Lady Cats
softball team. After succumbing
to Aucilla Christian in district
finals by a 1-0 score last week,
Coach Mark Allen and his team
had to hit the road for
Jacksonville on Tuesday to take
on the number one team in Class
A softball, the Eagle's View
Academy Warriors. This game
,was a Class A Region 1 quarter-
final game.
With left hander senior pitch-
er Malorie McKinnon taking the
mound for the last time, the
team fought valiantly and
played stellar defense only to
lose again by a 1-0 score. Good
-pitching and good defense kept
either team from pushing across
a single run until the bottom of
the sixth. Then an Eagle View
runner on base from a hit moved
to second on a steal into scoring
position. She then scored on a
bloop check swing on a slap
'bunt attempt that fell just over
second base. That lone score
was all that would push across
the next inning as well for either
team. Final: 1 to 0.
McKinnon pitched bne of the


best games of her five year var-
sity career. She scattered six
hits while walking only four and
striking out one. Eagle View
Academy Head Coach Willie
Evans observed after the game
about McKinnon, "We played a
lot of big time softball teams
during the regular season and
McKinnon was right up there
with the best of them. It was
just a great all-around game. "
Munroe managed only one
hit from Eagle View pitcher
Sarah Ketchie. Georgia Davis
eked out a hit on a "swinging
bunt" that stopped in front of the
mound. The Lady Cats lost a
key scoring opportunity in the
inning when leadoff hitter,
Kristen Allen hit one down the
left field line for a triple with no
outs. When the speedster
arrived at third, the umpire
announced it was A foul ball by
a few inches.
Coach Mark Allen said,
"This game was our best defen-
sive effort of the year by far. We
also got an outstanding pitching
performance by my senior
pitcher (Malorie McKinnon).
And once again, our hitting was
lacking and really hurt us."


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Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. The head coach is Mr. Maurice "Tony" Sheales. Antron is the son
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The Gadsden County Times May 1, 2008 9


Greensboro church to serve as free clinic for qualified


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

Tom and Margie Heddle don't
believe in hurdles, only opportuni-
ties.
That's one way to explain how
free healthcare for qualifying
Gadsden County and surrounding
area residents will soon be avail-
able in Greensboro.
Another way to look at it is that
the right people were in the right


Over 400 community members volunteer
to make a difference in the lives of our patients...
sitting at bedsides, serving on Boards and Advisory
Councils, preparing materials for mailings, or
participating m.a Festival or Health Fair. In so many
ways they provide the heart of our organization.
Thank you to all the caring people who give of
themselves so that others can find care, comfort


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place at the right time.
"We're mission-minded," he
said Monday.
Heddle, 66, was asked to serve
as interim pastor at Pine Grove
Baptist Church in October. He and
his wife, Margie, began commut-
ing to the Greensboro church from
their home in Graceville on week-
ends.
In December, the congregation
asked Heddle to serve as pastor
permanently.


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He gladly accepted.
Then in January, he went to see
his doctor in Bonifay.
They began talking, and the
doctor, Leo Welch, said he wanted
to offer free healthcare to under-
served people in the area - from
the church.
Fluent in Spanish, Dr, Welch
said he thinks many doctors are
looking for ways to help those
who either don't qualify for gov-
ernment assistance or can't afford
health insurance.
"I'll be honest with you - I
think there are lots of communities
that are underserved," he said.
"Those who fall between the gaps
... what do these people do? I just
think it's the responsible thing to
do."
Welch trained specifically for
rural healthcare in Texas.
His wife, Linda, is a registered
nurse and will accompany him to
the Pine Grove Baptist Church
clinic, which will have its first run
Sunday at 1 p.m.
Heddle, a registered nurse, and
his wife, a licensed practical nurse,
saw the need for providing health-
care to the uninsured early in their
time in Greensboro.
"Always look at where God's
working then try to step in,"
Heddle said. "He's been the author


disguising, and shifting the real
risks of defying natural hazards--
became an active force distorting
private decision-making and inviting
even worse future tragedies.
Thus if a pre-Katrina Mississippian
asked himself, "Should I build my
house 10 feet above sea level, a
quarter-mile from the Gulf Coast?"
the answer came back: "Sure, why
not? The government will look after
me if disaster strikes."
This entitlement mentality ensured
that each new tragedy would
generate fresh demands to expand
the safety net. In Katrina's aftermath,


Pastor Tom Heddle and his wife Margie in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Sunday School room
that will serve as an exam room beginning May 4. The church is offering free healthcare to area


residents. (Photo by Leslie Robel
of everything going on here."
Eligibility for treatment at the
clinic will be based on income and
family size. No procedures will be
performed in the Sunday-School-
room turned exam station; med-
ical personnel will perform exams,
write prescriptions as needed and
do physical for children required
to have them for school.
"We want to take care of those
folks who don't have insurance,"
Heddle said.
The clinic will be ongoing and
will likely be changed to
Saturday, Heddle said, but will
continue to take place at the
church, located at 837 Pine Grove
Church Road (Highway 269) out-
side of Greensboro.
Not-that either Heddle has a lot
of spare time; he works as a chap-
lain for Covenant Hospice in
Dothan and coordinates the


those demands centered on State
Farm, which dared to deny certain
claims under homeowners policies
that covered wind damage but
expressly excluded floods.
Mississippi's attorney general
immediately sued to void flood
exclusion clauses as
"unconscionable" and "contrary to
public policy".'and even launched a
criminal investigation of State
Farm's claims adjusting practices.
Last year, a jury inflamed by
adverse public opinion awarded $1
million in punitive damages against
State Farm for having stood on its
contract rights in a dispute involving
a single house. That case was
recently reversed on appeal, but the
victory is cold comfort for State
Farm, which in the meantime elected
prudently to calm the litigation stonn
by paying tens of millions of dollars
to settle claims for unproven wind
damage. Voila! The safety net had a
brand new strand, woven at the
insurance company's expense.
Disgusted, State Farm announced


Marianna chapter of Heaven's
Saints Motorcycle Ministry, an
outreach effort in area prisons.
She is also part of the Heaven's
Saints Ministry, and together the
two lead a children's ministry in
Alford. The two are Florida
Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers,
and often serve as the nurses on
duty for Florida Baptist
Convention events including sum-
mer camps.
Mrs. Heddle, 52, is also secre-
tary treasurer for the Graceville
Ministerial Association.
When Pastor Heddle says,
"There a lot of serendipity to us,"
it's a bit of an understatement.
The two met after he left
Michigan and worked in Florida
as a registered nurse. In 1995, she
was a student at Baptist College of
Florida; they wound up working
together in a nursing home.


last year that it would cease writing
new homeowners policies in
Mississippi. As more private insurers
withdraw fiom high-hazard areas--or
raise their rates to reflect the
staggering legal and public relations
costs of offering disaster insurance--
a predictable lament arises: the free
market has failed, and government
must fill the vacuum so that the
statist safety net remains strong.
Thus it surprises no one to hear
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
challenging this year's presidential
candidates to support creation of a
federal catastrophic fund that would
keep insurance premiums artificially
low in disaster-prone areas across the
country.
But the solution is not more of the
market distortions and perverse
incentives that have lured so many
people into harm's way. The solution
is to replace the prevailing
entitlement mentality with a free
market in disaster prevention,
insurance, and recovery.
In a free market--without tax-paid


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Since then, they've treated
physical and spiritual ailments'
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to Tennessee to Peru to Michigah
and back.
"I don't retire," Heddle said.
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rusting."
Both are excited about finding
a way to provide healthcare to
those who aren't getting it and
about building the church.
"Socioeconomics is nothing.
Where you've been or what
you've done doesn't matter,"
Heddle said. "It's where you go
with God from there that matter".
There are good days, and there are
great days. Bad moments are just
that - moments."
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NOTICE OF INTENT
TO TRANSMIT
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENT
PUBLIC HEARING - COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT
The Gadsden County Planning
Commission will hear an adminis-
trative request to amend text in the
Capital Improvement Elemerit
Future Land Use Element, an
Intergovernmental Coordinatioi,
Element and purpose text for a
Public School Facility Element.
The meeting will be held
Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 6:00
p.m. in the Commission meeting
room. Persons wishing to review
the files on the above project may
come to the Planning Department
at IB East Jefferson Street.,
Quincy, FL, or call (850) 875-
8663 for more information.
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MEETING NOTICE

The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be Tuesday, May 6, 2008 starting at 6:00
p.m. The following items have been agendaed: Amendments to the Agenda: Awards. Presentations and
Appearances: Introduction of Dr. Chedrick Neal of Quincy Health and Rehab; Presentation of Winners of
the 30th Annual Lake Talquin Open Bass Fishing Tournament Held March 22, 2008; 2007 Gadsden County
Government Employees United Way Campaign Report and Presentation of Awards; Support of Building
..Safety Week in Gadsden County and Recognition of Gadsden County Building Inspection Team; Approval of
Health Plan for Use of the Voter-Approved Indigent Care Surtax. Consent for Approval: Approval of
Minutes - April 1, 2008 - Regular Meeting; Ratification of Approval of Payment of Bills; Approval of
Commissioner Holt's Travel tp the County Leadership Institute (CLI); Approval of Chairman Dixon's Travel
to the Florida City and County Management Association Annual Conference at Marco Island, Florida to
Accept the FCCMA Community Partnership Program Excellence Award on Behalf of Gadsden County;
Approval of the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council's Grant Recommendation to the Havana
Merchants Association for the Havana Art & Musical Festival - ($4,000); Approval of Bid Award for New
Courtroom and Office Expansion at the Guy A. Race Judicial Complex; Approval to Award 2008 Striping Bid
to Oglesby Construction Inc.; Approval of Award of Bid (08-02) to Gulf Atlantic Culvert for Culvert Pipe.
Consent Items Pulled for Discussion: Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items (3 minute
limit): Public Hearings: Public Hearing - Albritton Small Scale Future Land Use Map (FLUM)
Comprehensive Plan Amendment - CPA-2008-01. General Business: Approval of Contractual Services
Agreement with Connect CTY, and Authorization for the Chairman Signature to Execute the Agreement;
Approval to Negotiate Purchase of the Property Located at 305 West Jefferson Street; Update on 2/3-1/3
Paving Projects: Quail Roost Drive and Ames Barineau Road. County Manager: Discussion of Edward J.
Butler Governmental Complex Parking Lot; Miscellaneous Items. County Attorney: Discussion of Cox Lane
Utility Permit Issue; Miscellaneous Items. Commissioners Items: Receipt and File - For the Record:
Letter from Emily C. Rowan Regarding Appreciation for the Excellent Care and Understanding from the
EMT's; Letter from Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources Regarding Gretna School;
Letter from Blackhawk Engineering Inc. Regarding Rooster Crossing Plantation, LLC; Letter from Bill Lett
Regarding Dupont Road's Re-surfacing; Letter from Florida Department of Health, Bureau of EMS Regarding
EMS Week; Letter from Chip Gray Realty, PA Regarding Property Occupied by the Property Appraiser and
the Tax Collector; Letter to Enterprise Florida, Inc. Regarding Application for the Regional Rural
Development Grant; Letter to Bonnie C. Foshee Regarding Foshee Vietnamese Potbellied Pig Special
Exception Use Approval for 19 Sugarmill Way; Letter from Florida Department of Transportation Regarding
Revenue Estimating Conference Information; Letter from Florida Association of Counties Regarding Dues for
FY 2008/09; Letter from Florida Department of Revenue Regarding Comnmunication Services Tax (CST)
Electronic Address/Jurisdiction Database; Letter from Florida Department of Revenue Regarding
Communication Services Tax (CST) Electronic Address/Jurisdiction Database - Area 2; Letter from
Mediacom Regarding Expanded Channel Line-up; Letter to United States Congressman Allen Boyd
Regarding Urban and Communities Forestry Grant; Planning Commission Memorandum Regarding Appeal
of Denial of Housing Permit for Nathaniel Cunningham; Letter to Florida Department of Community Affairs
Regarding Spring Transmittal of Comprehensive Plan Amendments; Letter to Bill Lett Regarding Dupont
Road; Letter from Florida Department of Transportation Regarding Traffic Signal Compensation for Fiscal
Year 07-08; Letter from Florida Department of Transportation Regarding Traffic Signal Compensation for
Fiscal Year 08/09; Letter from Florida Department of Environmental Protection Regarding a Culvert Access
Violation; Letter from Florida Division of Emergency Management Regarding the Review of Gadsden County
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP); Letter from Florida Gas Transmission Company
Regarding Expanding Existing Natural Gas Pipeline System; Memorandum Regarding the Library Report;
Notice of 2008 Public Works Employee Work Hours, 2007 Work Orders and 2008 Mosquito Control; Letter
from Nicholas Thomas Clerk of the Circuit Court to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Regarding
Signature Authority; Letter from Nicholas Thomas Clerk of the Circuit Court Regarding the Cash Report;
Memorandum from the Ferguson Group, LLC Regarding Federal Activity,Report; Memorandum Regarding
Citizens Advisory Committee on Solid Waste - Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

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

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the Facilities Management Division, 341 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL
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10 The Gadsden County Times May 1, 2008


EGHS honors top students with ceremony


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor

NiAra Randolph walked into
the East Gadsden High School
conference room. Stopped.
Looked around at the balloons
and the flowers.
The whole thing was being
played out in front of the student
population on the EGHS channel
20 as NiAra learned she has the
highest weighted grade point
average in the school, making
her this year's valedictorian.
"This is a surprise to me," she
said to those assembled in the
room - Principal Rosalyn Smith,
senior guidance counselor
Shirlean Thomas, the parents of
Sarah Smith, who was named
salutatorian, and five of NiAra's
family members.
"This is an exciting time for
our school," the principal said.
"Our vision and our mission in
Jaguar territory is to inspire and
produce world-class achievers.
Today we take this opportunity
to announce the academic
superlatives for the graduating
class of 2008."
Thomas said the two girls were
in a close race, but NiAra wound
up with the highest weighted
g.p.a. at 4.2280.
Sarah's weighted g.p.a.,
determined seven months into


NiAra Randolph shows surprise as she walked into the East Gadsden High School conference
room. Stopped. Looked around at the balloons and the flowers. NiAra learned she has the highest
weighted grade point average in the school, making her this year's valedictorian.

the school year, is 4.2121. young ladies," Thomas said. on and excel."
"We are so proud of both "We know they are going to go Both girls are dual-enrolled at


Tallahassee . Community
College; Sarah had to miss
Wednesday's academic
ceremony because she was at
TCC taking final exams.
Each girl will graduate high
school with an associate's
degree.
Sarah plans to study chemical
engineering and has already
been accepted atksFlorida State
University. She hopes to work
for NASA one day, her parents
said.
Her parents, Jeneice and
Charlie Smith, attended the
April 23 ceremony in their
daughter's place.
Neither knew why they had
been called to the school.
"They told me to come to a
meeting," Mrs. Smith said.
Sarah has always been an
academic achiever, her mother
said.
"She had the highest grade in
elementary school, the highest
in middle school," she said. "We
had nothing to do with that.
She's an only child, so she's
.pretty independent."
Sarah's father, a Midway city
councilman, said he was "a
whole lot proud" of his
daughter's-academic successes.
NiAra has also been accepted
at FSU, and plans to major in
biology before going to dental


school at the University of
Florida.
She has been shadowing a
local dentist for a year, and
plans to come back to Gadsdeli
County and practice dentistry,
she said.
Her mother, Patricia Randolph,
and two aunts, Barbara Fields
and Delores Fields, attended the
April 23 ceremony, as' did
NiAra's sister, JaLia.


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Relay for Life still searching for contributions


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

The goal of last weekend's
Relay For Life for the American
Cancer Society was to raise
$100,000. But with fewer teams
participating this year the goal
was not reached. At least, not yet.
Organizers are hoping that
contributions from the public will
put them over the top.
To make contributions, send
checks to the American Cancer
Society, 2619 Centennial Blvd,
Suite 101, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Make sure to denote that the
contribution is earmarked for
Gadsden County.
According to local Team
Retention Chairman Rosa
Robinson the event went well and
participants enjoyed the 18-hour
marathon.
"We kicked off at 6 p.m. with
the almost 100 survivors leading
the walk. survivors' walk. This
year's honorary. co-chairs were
Martha Bradley Walker, a 17-year
cancer survivor and Pamela
Crutcher." Robinson said.



Urrief


Veterans


Service


Office to close May 5-9

The Gadsden County Veterans
Service Office will be closed on
May 5 - 9.
The staff will be attending
County Veterans Service
Officers annual training hosted
by the State of Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs
in Jacksonville, Florida.
The office will reopen on May
12. To ensure that veterans do


The entertainment throughout
the evening included the Reverse
Beauty Pageant, the Simpkins
Family Mime Group, M.O.M.S.,
New Beginners Gospel Group,
limbo contest for adults and
youth and more.
"The theme this year was
'Teaming Up For The Fight
Against Cancer' and a lot of the
teams set up their campsites
around the theme. The Sheriff's
Office carried out the theme by
setting up their camp as a Florida
State University tailgate party,"
Robinson said. First Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church also
used the football motif.
One of the most moving parts of
the evening was thexAduminaria
ceremony. Robinson said that it is
especially touching when the
lights are turned out and the
candles are lit in the sand-filled
bags in memory of survivors.
This year's teams included:
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church, Beulah Heavenly Angels,
Bradwell Entertainment, Capital
City Bank, Gadsden Correction
Institution, Carter-Ford Team


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Greater Tanner Chapel AME
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Highly Exalted Praise Team,
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the Sawano Country Club.
.A 1976 graduate of James A.
Shanks High School, the war
hero greeted people from his
past warmly.
"I don't get home very
much," he said. "I love to, talk
about the Army and I love to
talk to young people."
A Boy Scout in his youth,
Hodges had military aspirations
early on. He quoted the Boy
Scout Oath at the beginning of
his speech - "On my honor I will
do my best
To do my duty to God and
my country, and to obey the
Scout Law; To help other peo-
ple at all times; To keep myself
physically strong, mentally
awake, and morally straight" -
tying in Scout Law attributes to
military service.
"I'm not going to kids you
about coming back - it's been
emotional," he said. "It does
give me a chance to talk to you
about our Army and to talk
about service, and Boy Scouts
are about service."
Childhood friend Mark
McClellan arranged the visit.
"For those of you in this
room who know our guest
speaker, you know he was des-
fined for great things,"
McClellan said. "'We should all
be extremely proud."' .... .......
In a speech interspersed with
humor and humility, Hodges
talked about the War in Iraq and
what he believes will happen
during the next few years.
"I knew I was home when I
saw a TV spot advertising the
Blue Crab Festival in Panacea
and the highlight was the mullet
toss," he said. "The mullet: Not
just a hairstyle, fine cuisine."
Hodges said the War in Iraq
is far from over, and the threats
that prompted it still exist.
"I'll be very candid with you
tonight. I do believe America
today faces the greatest battle of
its existence," he said. "Over the
past few years Islamic extrem-
ists have done everything they
can to destroy Americans. They
hate us ... we will defeat them.
In my opinion, we are not
pulling out of Iraq any time
soon. When it is time to go,
we'll do it in an orderly way."
Hodges said he anticipates a
post-surge withdrawal of
brigade combat teams by the
end of the year. Currently, 20
combat teams, or 80,000 sol-
diers, are in Iraq in addition to
scores of support troops.
"We went from 15 brigades
to 20. Those additional five
brigades will be home by the
end of July. Gen. (David)
Petraeous said when those
brigades get back, he will make
an assessment," Hodges said. "I
believe ond, two or three or
more brigades will start to pull
out by the end of 2008. That
hopefully will continue through
2009 and 2010 until we're down
to a few brigades."
The Quincy nAtive said he
estimates the war will continue
for three to five years, and that
during that time the Army will
likely increase brigade combat
teams in Afghanistan. There are
currently two combat teams in
Afghanistan; Hodges looks for
that number to increase to three
or four.
"The threat to our country
and to our lives are very real,"
he said.
Re-enlistment remains high,
Hodges said, but 'currently only
30 percent of people 18-26 meet
the standards to join the military.
The other 70 percent is not eligi-
ble for reasons ranging from
being overweight to having
criminal histories.
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Judge Helms said he remem-
bered Hodges as a polite student
who participated in the Junior
Reserve Officers' Training
Corps in high school.
"He played football - he was
center - and he was always a
very polite student," said Helms,
who was principal at Carter
Parramore, which served ninth-
and 10th- graders at the time,
and assistant principal at
Shanks, which housed juniors
and seniors. "I think he was
influenced by being in JROTC
at that time. His goal from the
ninth grade was to be in the mil-
itary. We're very proud of him
and he certainly is one who has
met his goal in life."
Hodges commissioned in the
Infantry in 1980 from the United
States Military Academy.
Upon completion of the
Infantry Officer Basic Course
and Ranger School, Hodges'
first assignment was with 3rd
Battalion, 41st Infantry (M), 2nd
Armored Division (Forward) in
Garlstedt, Germany, from 1981
to 1984, where he served as a
rifle platoon leader, anti-tank
platoon leader and company
executive officer.
Upon completion of the
Infantry Officer's Advanced
Course in 1984, Hodges was
assigned to the 1st Brigade
"Bastogne", 101st Airborne
Division (Air Assault), at Fort
Campbell, Ky., where he served
as a battalion and brigade staff
officer and commanded C
Company, 1st Battalion, 327th
Infantry
Hodges' next assignment was
to Fort Benning, where he
served as a Small Group
Instructor at the United States
Army Infantry School from
1989 to 1991. Following gradu-
ation from the Command and
General Staff College and the
School for Advanced Military
Studies at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan. in 1993, Hodges served as
Chief of Plans, G3 in tHe 2nd
Infantry Division at Camp Red
Cloud, Republic of Korea.
Hodges returned to the
Bastogne Brigade in 1994 as the
Executive Officer of 3rd
Battalion 327th Infantry "Battle
Force." In 1995, Hodges moved
to SHAPE at Mons, Belgium
where he served as the Aide-de-
Camp to the Supreme Allied
Commander, Europe until 1997.
Hodges returned again to the
101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault) in 1997 where he com-
manded the 3rd Battalion, 187th
Infantry "Iron Rakkasans" until
1999. Hodges next served one
year on the Army Staff in the
Office of the Chief of
Legislative Liaison before
attending the National War
College at Fort McNair in
Washington, D.C. Upon gradu-
ation, Hodges served at the Joint
Readiness Training Center at
Fort Polk, La., as an Infantry
Task Force Senior Observer-
Controller.
In the summer of 2002
Hodges assumed command of
1st Brigade "Bastogne", 101st
Airborne Division (Air Assault)
at Ft Campbell, Ky., and
deployed with the Brigade as
part of Operation Iraqi Freedom
from February 2003 to February
2004.
In July 2004, Hodges was
assigned as, Assistant Chief of
Staff, G3, XVIII Airborne
Corps, at Fort Bragg, N.C. and
deployed with the Corps to
Operation Iraqi Freedom as the
C3 of Multi-National Corps-Iraq
from January 2005 to January
2006. Following his assignment
as the XVIII Airborne Corps
Chief of Staff from July 2006 to
July 2007, Hodges moved to his
current assignment as the
Deputy Chief of Legislative
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Tahlia Smith is the daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher
McClellan and Mr. and Mrs.
Roderick Smith. She is a sixth
grader at James A. Shanks
Middle School, where she runs
tracks, sings in the chorus and
plays softball. She is a member
of Trinity Tabernacle
Interdenominational Church,
Incorporated. In her spare time
she loves playing her piano.
"Like a welcome summer
rain, humor may suddenly
cleanse and cool the earth, the
air and you. ~Langston Hughes


DeShondrea Birch is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lamont Jones and Mr.
De'Andre Birch. She is 12 years
old and a student at Steele-
Collins Middle School. She
attends Christian Heritage
Church and enjoys in her spare
time traveling, dancing and
playing with her dog, "D.J. "
"Hold fast to dreams, for if
dreams die, life is a broken
winged bird that cannot fly."
-Langston Hughes


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

During the late 19th Century.
and the early part of the 20th
Century social events called
cotillions flourished. These
cotillions were an important
part of the nation's age of
innocence. They were used to
teach young people civility
and the social graces that were
acceptable in polite society.
Cotillions and similar affairs
that celebrated distinction and
grace among the young were
sweep under the rug so to
speak until recently. On
Saturday, May 10, at 6 p.m.
Gadsden County's first
cotillion in recent history for
middle school girls will be-
held at Carter-Parramore
Middle School.
The event is presented by
members of the Tau Theta
Omega Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an
international service
organization.
"The aim of the cotillion is to
provide a positive impact on
the lives of today's young
girls. Through this program
and the activities that surround
the event, we will build self
confidence and character
'which will aid in setting the
boundaries of the behavior of
the participants," said cotillion
chairman Mary Farmer Bailey.
Organizations, such as the
National League of Junior
Cotillions, that sponsor the
events throughout the nation
say that cotillions have a
positive impact of the nation's
youth.
Bailey agrees and said that
with so many influences
reaching today's young girls,
parents can sometimes feel
helpless.
"Our cotillion offers parents'
an alternative. That's because
we are using the cotillion to
help these young girls acquire
the social skills that will make
their transition into adult


Shakeriah Carter is the
daughter of Ms. Sherrhonda
Sailor and Mr. Amir Carter.
She is 10 years old and in the
5th grade at Greensboro
Elementary School. She is a
member of St. Mary
Missionary Baptist Church.
Her spare time is spent
shopping, singing and being
with her friends.

"Humor is laughing at what
you haven't got when you
ought to have it". -Langston
Hughes


society and enjoyable and
rewarding experience," Bailey
said.
Over the past several months
the girls have been taught
etiquette, ethics, first
impressions, greeting and
shaking hands, paying and
receiving compliments, and
social graces through dance.
This year seven girls will vie
for the title of "Miss Junior
Cotillion." The theme of the
inaugural cotillion is.
"Celebrating Our Centennial:
An Evening of Pink Elegance"
to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of the founding
the Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
Bailey said she and members
of the organization take pride
presenting seven of the
county's finest girls to the
community.
They are:
*DeShondrea Birch, is a 12-
year-old student at Steele-
Collins Middle School in
Tallahassee. She is a member
of Christian Heritage Church
and in her spare time she likes
dancing, traveling, and playing
with her dog, "D.J." She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lamont Jones and Mr.
De'Andre Birch.
*Jasmine Bradwell, is a 13-
year-old student at James A.
Shanks Middle School. She is
a member of Greater Tanner
Chapel AME Church and in
her spare time she enjoys
spending time with her family
and friends. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Bradwell.
*Shakeriah Carter, is a 10-
year-old student at Greensboro
Elementary School. She is a
member of St. Mary
Missionary Baptist Church and
in her spare time she likes
shopping, riding her bicycle,
and talking on the telephone.
She is the daughter of Ms.
Sherrhonda Sailor and Mr.
Amir Carter.
*DeSaunda Ellis Clemons, is


Jasmine Bradwell is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Bradwell. She is 13
years old and attends James A.
Shanks. She is a member of
Tanner Chapel AME Church.
She enjoys spending time with
family and friends.
"Life offers two roads to
travel- way of right and way of
wrong." ~Proverbs


a 12-year-old student at
Crossroad Academy. She is a
member of A'rnett Chapel
AME Church and in her spare
time she enjoys reading,
cheering, and being with her
friends. She is the daughter of
Ms. DeJuana Ellis and Mr.
Bobby Clemons.
*Megan Knight, is a 10-year-
old student at Buck Lake
Elementary School in
Tallahassee. She is a member
of New Mt. Zion AME Church
and in her spare time she likes
cheering for the FAMU
Rattlers where she is a junior
cheerleader and playing with
her kitten, "M & M." She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Knight.
*Markeisha Morgan, is a 12-
year-old student at James A.
Shanks Middle School. She. is
a member of Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church and
in her spare time she likes
playing games on her
computer and being with her
friends. She is the daughter of
Ms. Marie Sailor and Mr.
Keith Morgan.
*Tahlia Smith, is a 12-year-
old student at James-A. Shanks
Middle School. She is a
member of Trinity Tabernacle
Interdenominational Church
and in her spare time she
enjoys playing the piano. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Christopher McClellan and
Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Smith.
"We have named this group
'pink pearls' because they are
the essence of pearls; they are
brilliant, radiant, bright,
precious and rare," Bailey
said. *'
Tickets for the cotillion are
.$10 each and can be purchased
from any member of the Tau
Theta Omega Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc. or at the door. In addition
to the presentation of the girls,
which includes a grand waltz
with their fathers, a fashion
show by WAN BARK KIDZ,
is part of the program.


Markeisha Morgan is, the
daughter of Ms. Marie Sailor
and Mr. Keith Morgan. She is
14 years old and in the eighth
grade at James A. Shanks. She
is a member of Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church. In
her spare time, she enjoys
computers and talking on the
phone with her friends.
" I've learned that people will
forget what you said, people
will forget what you did, but
people will never forget how
you made them feel." ~Maya
Angelou


Megan Alexandria Knight is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Knight. She attends
Buck Lake Elementary School.
She is a member of the Junior
Usher Board at New Mt. Zion
AME Church. She is also a
member of the Tiny Tot FAMU
cheerleading Squad. She enjoys
cheering for the Rattlers and
playing with her kitten, "M
&M."

"If you don't like something,
change it. If you can't change
it, change your attitude."
~Maya Angelou


DeSuanda Clemons is the
daughter of Ms. Dejuana Ellis
and Mr. Bobby Clemons. She is
12 years old and in the sixth
grade at Crossroad Academy.
She is a member of the youth
department and junior usher
board at Arnett Chapel AME
Church. In her spare time, she
enjoys reading, cheerleading
and being with her friends.
"Love recognizes no barriers.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences,
penetrates walls to arrive at it
destination full of hope."
~Maya Angelou


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Church news


Baker, Sam "SM", Jr.

Sam "SM" Baker Jr., 76, died
on April 18th, 2008, in
Greensboro, FL. Service was
11:00 AM Saturday, April 26,
2008 at St. Peter Apostolic
Church Sawdust Community.
Burial Greensboro Community
Cemetery. Visitation was
Friday April 25 from 3 to 8 PM.
Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements is Bradwell
Mortuary.


T 'Bradwell
lo rury
Qyincy, 'FL


Mayo, Alma Rudd

Alma Rudd Mayo, 66, passed
Sunday, April 27th at home.
Graveside services will lie 11:00
A.M., Tuesday at Hillcrest
Cemetery Charles McClellan
Funeral Home, Quincy 627-
7677. She is survived by
Daughters; Kathy (Leon)
Mitchell of Lake Talquin, Gloria
Jane (Tim) McMillen of
Savannah, GA, Sons; Earl
,(Kim) Mayo of Douglas, GA,
Joey (Lynn) Mayo of Quincy,
FL, Sisters; Doris Conway of
Tallahassee, Mary Ann Clark of
Lovedale, FL, Betty Moats of
Quincy, FL, Brothers; Noel
Rudd and Clarence Rudd of
Greenwood, FL, Sister-in-law;
Earlene Messer of Altha, FL,
Brothers-in-laws; Marion Mayo
of Sneads, Roy Mayo of
Chattahoochee, FL, Six (6)
Grandchildren and Two (2)
Great-Grandchildren.
Predeceased by Husband
Damon Mayo. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice 105 N. Jackson
St. Quincy, FL 32351.


Charles

Funeral Home


Jackson, Henrietta

Henrietta
Jackson, 87,
o f
Blountstown,
died on
Thursday,

24,2008 at
Parthenon
Healthcare of Blountstown.. A
native of Calhoun, she was a
member of St. Mary M.B.
Church. Service will be 12 PM
CST Friday May, 2, at St. Mary
M.B. Church with the Rev./Dr.
C.L. Wilson officiating. She
will be interred at New Hope
Church Cemetery and Clary's
Funeral Home of Quincy is in
charge of arrangements.
Viewing will be Thursday from
4pm - 7pm at the funeral home
in Quincy and 9am - 12 at the
church in Blountstown. She is
survived by Daughters; Elsie
(Carlton) Fitzpatrick of
Blountstown, FL, Althamease
(Roy) Blue of Blountstown, FL,
Nellie (Ira) Long of Springfield,
Mass, Carolyn Yon of
Blountstown, FL, Sons; Bobby
Paul (Janet) Jackson of Quincy,
FL, Eugene (Gertrude) Jackson
of Cocoa, FL, Twenty-One
Grandchildren, Twenty-Five
Great-Grandchildren, Nineteen
Great-Great Grandchildren, a
devoted Niece Gloria Parrish of
Bristol, FL and a host of
nephews, nieces, cousins, rela-
tives and friends.




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Thompkins, Maggie
Kelly "Snook"

Maggie
K elly
" Sno ok
Thompkins,
93 of
Quincy died
Thursday,
April 24th at
Tallahassee
Healthcare in Tallahassee. She
was born August 10, 1914 in
Quincy, FL, daughter of the late
Will and Marinda McKelven
Kelly. She attended the public
schools of Gadsden County, and
was a farm laborer. She was
married to US Army Veteran
Sherman L. Thompkins, who
preceded her in death. Funeral
services will be Thursday, May
1st, 11 AM, St. Joseph M.B.
Church, Quincy, the Rev. Alvin
Bush, Sr., Pastor, with burial in
Sunnyvale Cemetery. Visitation
will be Wednesday, April 30th, 6
to 8, Madry Chapel.
Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel is in charge of arrange-
ments.
She is survived by a loving
family:Sister: Mattie Mae
Gunn, Quincy; Devoted niece &
caregiver: Barbara Gunn
Lightfoot (Willie), Silver
Springs, FL; Nephew: David
Kelly (Lillie Mae), Gretna;
Devoted Friend, Elma Hill,
Quincy; and a host of great
nieces and nephews, cousins,
other relatives and friends.

Madry
Funeral
Home



Riggins, Geneva

Geneva Riggins, 80, of Havana
died Sunday, April 27, 2008 in
Tallahassee, Florida. Services
-,:are, Saturday, May "3, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. at Metropolitan
Cathedral of Truth, Havana, FL.
Burial at St. John Cemetery of
Midway, FL. Visitation 3-6
Friday, May 2, 2008. Funeral
Home in charge of arrange-
ments Williams Funeral Home.
Affiliations/accomplishments
First Lady of Revival Center
Church of Outreach Ministries.
She is survived by Husband;
Reverend Arthur Riggins of
Havana, FL, Sons; Cornell
Riggins of Havana, FL, Dale
Riggins (Sandra) of Havana,
FL, Kenneth Riggins (Cynthia)
of Havana, FL Van Riggins
(Shulamith) of Tallahassee, FL,
Daughters; Annie Lee Chandler
of Tallahassee, FL, Geraldine
Washington of Upper
Marlboros, Maryland, Helen
Jones of Tallahassee, FL,
Gwendolyn Crisp of Canoga
Port, CA, Chappella Riggins of
Tallahassee, FL, Sister; Annie
Mae Kendrick of Tallahassee,
FL, Nineteen Grands and Ten
Great Grands.


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Funeral
< Home


Caregiver Support
Group to begin

Caregiver Support Group to
begin Thursday, May 1, 2008.
This is for those caring for loved
ones with Alzheimer's Disease
or related dementia disorders.
This a time for sharing, educa-
tion and resources.
Lunch is provided, and there
will be on-site caregiving for
your loved one available upon
request.
We will meet the first Thursday
of each month at Salem United
Methodist Church, 202 E. 9th


Avenue, Havana, FL. The hours
are from 11:30 to 1:00 PM. This
Support Group is free for. all
caregivers.
Please call The Alzheimer's
Project at 386-2778 to make
reservations.


New Evangel Temple
COGIC

New Evangel Temple COGIC
437 Williams Street Quincy,
Florida 32351 (850) 875-2155
Pastor, Elder Richard Ash II
(Shantrell)
Service Times:
Sunday: 10 am Sunday School
11:30 Worship Service
Tuesday: 7:30 pm Bible Study
Friday: 7:30 pm Pastoral
Teaching

New Life Church of
Christ Written in
Heaven

New Life Church of Christ
Written in Heaven would like
to invite you to attend their
First 100 Mens program in
Black and White. May 3 - 2008
time 7:00 PM. Church located
highway 90 West turn in front
of Horseshoe Lounge on Dirt
Road. For more information
contact Pastor Sarah Battles
850-875-3267

New Life Deliverance
Ministries, Inc.

Apostle Jacquelyn C. Porter
and the New Life Deliverance
Ministries,* Inc. family would
like to announce that we have
moved from 848B Blountstown
Hwy. into our new building
located at 1133 W. Orange Ave.
We would like to invite every-
one out to the new location to
worship. The time of service is
9AM.

On The Move For
Jesus

15576 Main Street
Gretna, FL 32332 (850) 856-
8258
Men and Women Conference
May 5-9, 2008 @ 7 pm and
May 10, 2008 @ 9 am
Theme: Get In Your Rightful
Place!


Covenant Hospice honors its vol-
unteers who bring compassion,
support and friendship to those
facing a life-limiting illness during
National Volunteer Week, April 27
to May 3.
Hospice and palliative care vol-
unteers bring companionship to
people in the final months and
weeks of life. Volunteers give
relief to families and caregivers
and help in fundraising and
administrative efforts.
These dedicated volunteers are
integralmembers of the interdisci-,
plinary team of professionals
(clinical, bereavement, 'Chaplin,
social workers and volunteers)
who provide care at the end of life.
National Hospice and Palliative
Care Organization (NHPCO)
reports that there are an estimated
400,000 hospice volunteers pro-
viding more than 16 million hours
of service to hospice programs
each year.
In the Big Bend area, volunteers
provide thousands of hours per
year to help Covenant Hospice


Pastors Brinson & Brinson
For more Information Call
Sister Olivia @ 850-836-4057


New Saint John AME
Church

Come Out And Be Apart Of
Our First Pre-Mothers Day
Program. The Program will be
as follows:
Color Rumba Friday May 2,
2008 @ 7:00 PM
Pre- Mothers Day Gospel
Music Extravaganza Saturday
May 3, 2008 @ 7:00 PM
Families Working Together
Giving God The Praise Sunday
May 4, 2008 @ 11:00 AM
Don't miss this weekend of
praise hosted by New Saint
John AME Church, 5015
Fairbanks Ferry Rd. Havana,
FL 32333.
For more info please call
Missionary Margaret McBride
@ 850-539-5927

St. James African
Methodist Episcopal
Church

St. James African Methodist
Episcopal Church
514 South Eleventh Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
(850) 627-6382
Reverend' Lee E. Plummer,
Pastor
National Day Of Prayer
Observance
'The Lord is my strength and
shield; my heart trusts in Him,
and I am helped". Psalms 28:7
St. James African Methodist
Episcopal Church extends an
invitation to the public to come
and participate in "The
National Day of Prayer
Service" on Thursday, May 1,
2008 at 7PM. This is the des-'
ignated day of prayer which
established by constitutional
amendment afid has been an
annual event since 1952, when
President Truman signed it into
law. The church is located at
514 South llth Street, Quincy,


care for patients and families in
our community. Many people
become hospice volunteers after
experiencing firsthand the com-
passionate care hospice provided a
loved one.
"We are grateful to our volunteers
during National Volunteer week
and every week, and pleased that
this celebration of volunteering
allows us to remind everyone that
hospice and palliative care volun-
teers are angels working among
us," Dale 0. Knee, Covenant
Hospice President & CEO said.
It is federally mandated, under
Medicare, that five percent of all
patient care hours be provided by
trained volunteers. This regulation
was included in the Medicare hos-
pice legislation to maintain the
important role that volunteers play
in hospice philosophy of care.
Hospice .began in this country
about 30 years ago as a largely,
volunteer-driven community,
movement. To this day volunteers
continue to be at the heart of hos-
pice.


FL and the Rev. Lee E.
Plummer is the Pastor.
Christians throughout
America will come together on
May 1, 2008 in more than
40,000 locations and at differ-
ent times during the day to
intercede .for the nation and its
leadership in' seven areas:
Government, Military, Media,
Business, Education, Church,
and Family.
The National Day of Prayer
has great significance for us as
a nation. It enables us to recall
and to teach the way in which
our founding fathers sought the
wisdom of God when faced
with critical decisions. It
stands as a call to us to humbly
come before God, seeking His
guidance for our leaders and
His grace upon us as a people.
The unanimous passage of the
bill establishing the National
Day of Prayer as an annual
event, signifies that prayer is as
important to our nation today
as it was in the beginning.

Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist
Church

Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church 2718
Attapulgus Highway Quincy,
Florida
Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church events for the
week of May 1-4, 2008
Wednesday, April 30th, 6:30
p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Meeting
Thursday, May 1st 6 p.m.
Deacon/Deaconess Meeting
followed by Conference at 7
p.m.
Saturday, May 3rd 9 a.m.
Women Ministry; 10:00 a.m.
Youth Ministry
Sunday, May 4th 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School followed by
worship service and Holy com-
munion :- .
Second Elizabeth is located at
2718 Attapulgus Highway,
Quincy. Deacon Charlie Shaw,
Chairperson 850-627-6363.

The St. Paul P.B.
Church

The St. Paul P.B. Church of
Gretna under the leadership of
Pastor Daniel Williams will be
celebrating their annual Mother
Board Anniversary on Sunday,


May 4, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. The
guest messenger will be Elder
Earl Germany of Hardaway, FL
Please come worship with the
mother board.
Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
Church 615 Tuskegee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310 Rev.
Stanley L. Walker, Sr. Pastor
Crusade for Christ Revival
Rev. Greg James Zion Hope
Primitive Baptist Church
Sunday May 4, 2008 10:00 AM
Rev. Bernard Yates Zion Hope
Primitive Baptist Church Vice
President, Primitive Baptist
Convention Monday &
Tuesday May 5-6, 2008 7:00
P.M. Nightly
For more information please
call TMBC office at 850-575-
2739 www.tabernaclembc.org


The Open Door
Church


Bishop Alls and Wife 49th
Anniversary Mon. May 5th -
Sun. May llth.
The Open Door Church -
Sawdust Community of The
Lord Jesus Christ.
Bishop Marvin Alls and
Senior Mother Dollie Alls
(Bishop and Wife) 49th Pastor
Anniversary. Mon. May 5th -
Sun. May 11th 2008.
Everyone is coordinally invit-
ed to attend (Next door to
Sawdust Community Park)
Ambassador Isabella Dubose,
Pastor.

Willow Head
Missionary Baptist
Church

"First Sermon" of Ronnie
Martin Thomas, Jr.
We humbly invite you to
attend the "First Sermon" of
Brother Ronnie Martin
Thomas, Jr. on Sunday, May 4,
2008.
The celebration will be held at
5 PM at the Willow Head
Missionary Baptist Church in
Thomasville, where Elder Silas
Brinson (Ronnie's
Grandfather) is the Pastor. The
church is located at 615 East
Calhoun Street in Thomasville.
Brother Thomas is the son of
Sharon Brinson Thomas and
the late Ronnie Martin
Thomas, Sr.


In Loving Memory of

Clemon L. Sanders
03/06/19 - 04/30/07

So live, that when thy summons comes
to join the innumerable caravan, which
moves to that mysterious realm, where
each shall take His chamber in the
silent halls ofdeath, thou go not, like
the quarry-slave at night, scourged to
his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
by an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
like on6 who wraps the drapery of his couch about him,
and lies down to pleasant dreams.

Your loving wife, Vera, and children Clemon, Sharon,
Miriam, Morris, LaVetra & LaVeria





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verse of the wee'e:
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men:
Col 3:23 (KJV)

God wants us to be diligent in
all that we do. We need to think
of others and not think of
ourselves. There is a greater
reward when we please God not
others. Work until it is complete
with your entire heart. Do your
S* ' *best.
God is pleased when we work
to give him the glory. We should
S/ always be humble and not
boasting in ourselves. Sometimes
we might not see the reward here
on earth but in heaven we will
receive our greater reward.

FamKl4y LL TwlAme This Week-:
Think of each other when doing a task this week as a F&aw.iLU.

TDaily BibLe R-eadotg:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Col 1 Col 2 Col 3 Col 4 I Thes 1 1 Thes 2 I Thes 3


Faith Cornerstone
Church Ministry

Faith Cornerstone Church
Ministry in Malone, FL where
Prophetess Virginia M. Smith is
the pastor would like to invite
everyone to our Annual Month of
Tent Revival. The revival will
begin on Monday, April 7, 2008 @
7:00 (cst) and will end on Friday,
May 2, 2008 ( No Saturday &
Sundays. The revivalist for the
month will be our very ownPastor,
Prophetess Virginia M. Smith. For
more information, please contact
Dec. Bruce Ivey at 850-875-4871,
Sis. Latonia Blair 850-284-
0417, or Evang. Eldiest Andrews
850-482-8766.

Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
Church 615 Tuskegee Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
Rev. Stanley L. Walker, Sr.,
Pastor
Presents:
TMBC Family, Friends and
Community Fun Day, Orange Ave.
at Sears's old warehouse Site for
TMBC Family Life Building
across from Bond Commnity
Health Center. Basketball,
Cheerleading, Field events,
Bouncers, Board games, Snow
cones, Cotton candy. Free Food,
Clothing & Household Goods
Entertainment
Chosen Disciples, Michael Ray,
The New Angel of Joy, Sis. Sham
& the Butler Sisters,
Thessalonians, TMBC Choir &
Divine Praise Dancers and many
more.
Please call the TMBC office at
575-2739 for more information.

Fountain Head A.M.E.
Church

Fountain Head A.M.E. Church
232 J & J Lane Mt. Pleasant, FL
Announcements:
Mid week Prayer Services
Every Wedneday @ 7pm
We are inviting the entire public
to attend
May 11, 2008
Mother's Day Program 11:00 am'
Men and Women Day
Celebration
May 25, 2008 Time 4:00 pm
There's A Place for you in the
A.M.E. Church anytime you
would like to be a part of our
church services and need a ride to
church please feel free to contact
Bro. Terrence Wood @ 508-1318
or contact the Church @ 856-80 15
may God continue to bless you.


God's House Of Prayer
Tabernacle Of Praise &
Worship

God's House Of Prayer
Tabernacle Of Praise & Worship
Center, Inc. Presents:


An Everyday Mother
Mother's Day Celebration! on
Saturday, May 10, 2008 with a
Prayer Breakfast beginning at
10:00 A.M. and Evening Service at
7:00 P.M.
Please come out and bring your
Mother, Grandmother, Sister or
Friend and be rightly Blessed by
some anointed Speakers!!! (This is
for the Whole-Body of Christ, men
welcomed)! For further informa-
tion, please call (850) 386-7772 or
email us at: ghopcc@nettally.com.
Location: 2718 Apalachee
Parkway Suite 2722 (Cross Creek
Plaza) Tallahassee, Florida

Greensboro United
Methodist Church

The Greensboro United
Methodist Church will be having a
Law Enforcement Memorial
Service on Sunday, May 4, at
11:00 a.m. All members of local
law enforcement and their families
are invited to attend. Officers are
encouraged to wear their uniforms.
The church is located on Gadsden
Ave and East 10th St, Greensboro.

House of Comfort and
Refuge Ministries

House of Comfort and Refuge
Ministries announces another great
week of Tent Revival Service and
invites the community an sur-
rounding areas to come and share
with us in these services. This
week's revival services will feature
Rev. Mark Wilkerson and the Old
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church Ministerial staff as the
Lord's Evangelist team who will
be ministering the gospel begin-
ning Monday May 5th through
Thursday May 8th.
Service will begin each night
with prayer at 7:00 pm followed
by worship services at 7:30 pm.
Come and be blessed of the Lord
as His annointed vessels preach,
teach and pray for the healing and
spiritual deliverance of God's peo-
ple. The tent is located on US-27
north; approximately 1 mile north
of the Town of Havana. For addi-
tional information please contact
Pastor Lionel Leonard at 850/321-
7673.

Mt. Moriah First
. Missionary Baptist

On Sunday, May 4, 2008 @3:00
PM the Scholarship Ministry is
having a program entitled
YOUTH ON FIRE FOR THE
LORD THROUGH SONG AND
DANCEa?? Minister Darrick
McGhee of Tabernacle MB
Church, Tallahassee will be our
guest speaker along with the youth
choir and dance ministry to bless
us in songs of praises. For addi-
tional information, please call
Sister Susan Young Lee, Chair of
Scholarship Ministry. 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. Our
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

Mt. Pilgrim PB. Church

Church Services: 1st, 2nd, 4th
Sunday - 11:00 AM 3rd Sundays
- 8:00 AM
Church School: 9:45 AM
Sunday
Bible Class: 7:00 PM
Wednesday
Pastor's 1st Anniversary will be
held the 3rd Sunday in May at
11:00AM
Elder, Julius Robinson and St.
Mary M.B. Church will render
services at Mt. Pilgrim on
Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 PM
Elder Alvin Bush and Peace
M.B. Church will render services
at Mt. Pilgrim on Wednesday, May
7th at 7:30 PM
Elder Roosevelt Smith and
Bethlehem M.B. Church will ren-
der services at Mt. Pilgrim on
Monday May 5th at 7:30 PM
Annual Joint Revival will be
held at Old Bethel A.M.E. Church
beginning Monday May 26th
through Friday, May 30th Mt.
Pilgrim is in charge of Services.
Thought: "Tomorrow is not
promise, serve Him today" Elder
Aaron Bush, Pastor

Mt. Zion Primitive
Baptist Church

Wednesday at 7 PM Bible Study
an Youth Teaching.
Youth Choir rehearsal Thursday
at 7 PM.
Youth Planning Session
Saturday all Youth are asked to be
present.
Church School Sunday morning
9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Sunday morn-
ing at tI AM the Youth is in charge
of th service.
Deacons and Mothers board
meeting Monday at 7:30 PM all
Deacons and Mothers are asked to
be in attendance.
The Clothes Closet and food
pantry is available for those need-
ing this service please call 627-
8442 for assistance.
Received Dedicated Service
Award Mother Maggie S. King of
Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church
received an award from the Florida
State Primitive Convention
Women Congress. The reward
was presented to Mother King by
the Women Comgress President
Dr. Jerrlyne Jackson. Mother King
served the Congress as Financial
Coordinator from 1999-2007. She
was also given a monetary dona-
tion. Mother King became a little
emotional as the Congress Sang
"Let the Work I've Done Speak for
Me". Thanks was given to the
Glory of God for her service.
Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper and be in
health, even as thy soul prospereth
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*Bus Transportation Available *Member FHSAA
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race. color; national or ethnic origin to all the rights.
privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made
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Happy 1st Birthday,
Ny-Ny

Ms. Ja'Niya Monique Favors
will be celebrated her 1st
birthday on April 30, 2008. She
is the daughter of Wanda Favors.
Her Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Favors, Shelia Jones and
Vincent Hunter. In honor of her
special day she was given a
birthday party on April 26, 2008
at Pizza Hut. All family and
friends were invited.


Amia Cheyenne turns 1

Amia Cheyenne Barkley will be
turning I on May 2, 2008. She is
the daughter of Kenlandra Battles
and Brandon C. Barkley. Amia's
maternal Grandparents are
Barbara Evans and Nathaniel
Battles and her paternal
Grandparents are Stanley &
Cynthia Daniels. She is also the
great Grand Daughter of Johnnie
Mae Hawkins and the late John
E. Hawkins & Ora Lee Daniels of
Quincy. Amia will be celebrating
her birthday with a "Dora" party
on Saturday, May 3rd at 3:00 at
the park in Greensboro located
behind the Post office.


Damesha Graduates!
On Saturday, April 26th Damesha
Jones, graduated from Florida
State University with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Social Work, with
a minor in Criminology. Prior to
her graduation, she completed an
internship at the office of the State
Attorney where she diligently
worked as a Victim's Advocate.
During her enrollment at FSU, she
dedicated her time and energy
into many endeavors besides academic. She was a member of the Student
Support Services Program, where she held the office of Treasurer. She mod-
eled with S.T.A.T.U.S. modeling company and danced with the "Category Five"
dance leam. She was also a member of the yearbook staff.
Damesha will continue her employment with the Department of Children and
Family Services, Florida Abuse Holine as a Crime Intelligence Technician. Her
future plans are to continue her education by seeking a Master's Degree in
Social Work and Public Policy. She aspires to become a Family Law Attorney.
Damesha is a 2005 graduate of East Gadsden High School (2005 Miss East
Gadsden High School), and the daughter of proud parents, Tony and Maye
SJones.


Barr Sailor of the Year


Nail, Mercer to wed


Kelli Nail of Tallahassee,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Nail, Louisville, KY to Jason
Mercer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
(Chuck) Mercer, Greensboro, FL.
The ceremony will be held on
May 3rd at Good Shepherd
Catholic Church in Tallahassee.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Butler High School, Western
Kentucky University, and Florida
State University, where she


received a BA in Music and a
Master's in Music Therapy. She is
employed by Heritage Oaks
Senior Living Community in
Tallahassee.
Her fiance is a graduate of
Liberty County High School, and
Flagler College, where he
received a Bachelor's degree in
Business Administration. He is
employed by Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee.


Navy Petty Officer First Class
Eric Barr was recently named
Naval Operations Support Center
Jacksonville, Florida 2007 Sailor of
the Year. NOSC Jax is comprised
of approximately 2500 drilling
reservists. He was also placed into
competition for Navy Region
Southeast Sailor of the Year
(serving all states in the southeast
area from Texas to Florida) where
he was named first runner up.
Prior to these honors, he had been
named as his unit 2007 Sailor of
the Year.
Petty Officer Barr inspired by his
father who was in the Air Force,
joined the Naval Reserve in
September of 1986. He attended
Recruit Training in Orlando,
Florida and SK "A" School in
Meridian, Mississippi. His recent
tours of duty include a 9-month
deployment to Bosnia in support of
Operation Joint Guard in 1998, as
an Expeditionary Specialist. While
in Bosnia, he earned a Joint Service
Commendation Medal for
outstanding support to coalition
forces and an Army Achievement
Medal for his assistance with
convoy operations with the Army's
2nd Armored Calvary Regiment.
More recently, from September
2006 through July 2007, he
deployed to Al Asad, Iraq as part of
the DLA Contingency Support
Team. In Iraq he served as the
Leading Petty Officer and Assistant
DRMO Chief at DRMO Al Asad.
He received an Army


Commendation Medal for
outstanding performance above his
assigned duties and paygrade and a
Joint Service Commendation
Medal for his leadership and
support making the office a vital
asset to the assigned combat units
and the management of
government property that had a
value of over 500 million dollars.
Petty Officer Barr, the son of
longtime Sycamore residents
Ronald and Roberta Barr, is a 1985
graduate of Greensboro High
School. He is married to the
former Randa Robinson, his wife
of 14 years, has two children,
Heather and Nolan and is currently
employed as a Law Enforcement
Officer for the Florida Department
of Transportation, Motor Carrier
Compliance. He specializes in the
enforcement of commercial vehicle
laws, contraband interdiction, and
detection of terrorist activities.


Willie Ruth Williams Scholarship Award


You are cordially invited to a
scholarship program, in honor of
Mrs. Willie Ruth Williams. Mrs.
Williams worked 38.5 years in
the educational system of
Gadsden County with a desire to
motivate every boy and girl in the
Gadsden District to become
his/her best in educational
achievements.
She always kept herself
involved in the learning process
of the boys and girls in the
Gadsden District. She worked
untiringly to promote harmony
among the teachers and
administration. It is our desire to
keep the flame blazing with her
compassionate spirit of giving by


awarding this scholarship. THis
award will be given to a
graduating senior who intends to
pursue a career as a mathematic
teacher or a teacher in other
related fields. The scholarship
program will be held on May 4,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the following
location.
First Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church 1030 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd. Quincy,
Florida ,
We welcome you to come and
be a part of this glorious occasion
and be assured that we will be
encouraged by your presence. If
you would like to make a
contribution to the scholarship


fund, you can do so at any
Capital City Bank location or
mail your contribution to the
following address:
Willie ' Ruth Williams


Scholarship Fund
Capital City Bank
4 East Washington Street
Quincy, FL 32351
We look forward to seeing you
on May 4th and it is our hope that
others may be encouraged by the
work Mrs. Williams
accomplished as teacher, school
board member and mentor. She
was truly an advocate for all
mankind; exceptional and
extraordinary. We will continue
to keep the flame blazing. If you
have any questions please call
Jacquelyn Williams Brown at
(850) 386-6567.
The Scholarship Committee
Mrs. Ora Green, Chairperson


lHistory lecture to be hosted by West Gadsden Historical Society


On Sunday afternoon h


the West Gadsden Historical
Society will host a lecture and
interactive presentation by author
and historian Dale Cox, who is
noted for his lively and enjoyable
live lectures. The presentation
will focus on the Second
Seminole War in Gadsden
County, Florida, including the


Bride
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LaToya Atkins
Sarah McLendon
Shelby Anderson
Kate Kennedy
Ashlan Hurst
Meghen Barineau


Groom
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Wedding Date
January 28, 2008
February 2, 2008
March 1, 2008
March 15, 2008
May 17, 2008
May 31, 2008
n June 7,2008
October 18, 2008


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occurred in April 1840 about 5
miles southwest of Greensboro.
Other skirmishes, battles, and
Seminole War forts in the county
as well as the surrender of
Pascofa's band of Creeks and the
little known surviving Native
American population of the- area
will be discussed.


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descendent of a Creek chief, is
the author of several books on
Florida history: The Battle of
Natural Bridge, The Battle of
Marianna, and Two Egg, Florida,
A Collection of Ghost Stories,
Legends, and Unusual Facts. A
new book, An Early History of
Gadsden County, Florida, which
will focus on the county's history
from 1540 - 1865, is expected to
be released this fall. He has
conducted detailed research on
historic Native American groups
and activities in Gadsden County
and oni the Apalachicola River.
The presentation will take place
Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m.
Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Central
time), at Old Mt. Pleasant United


Methodist Church, located
approximately 5 miles east of
Chattahoochee on U.S. Hwy. 90.
The cost to attend is $10.00
General Public; $8.00 current
WGHS members; No Charge for
WGHS Lifetime Members and
Children 12 and under. All
proceeds will benefit the West
Gadsden Historical Society, Inc.,
a nonprofit organization. Mr.
Cox is donating his time for the
lecture.
The lecture is open to the public
and everyone is encouraged to
attend and learn more about this
fascinating era of our history.
For further information, please
contact the Society at 850-442-
4041 or 850-442-6434, or e-mail
us at info@gadsdenhistory.org.


Gadsden Senior Services

The Seniors of the Gadsden Senior Center will be having a Senior
Strut on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at 79 LaSalle Drive in
Qincy (Simon Scott Center). For more information you may Contact
Sylnovia Jones-Program Manager at 627-9758 ext: 230


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Gas Barbecue, All Covered, Rain/Shine
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One block from courthouse. 9 til 2


Invitation to Bid

The School Board of Gadsden County is
requesting bids for supplying #2 Ultra Low
Sulfur Diesel Clear fuel to the
Transportation Department for the school
year 2008-2009. To obtain bid packet and
any other information concerning bid
please contact Bob Wimmer, Parts
Manager at 720 S. Stewart St. Quincy, FL
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LEAL


NUIICE UOF APP'LICA- 1952 LOT 12 BLI
TION FOR TAX DEED TOBACCO RD SUB

NOTICE IS HEREBY PARCEL ID NUME
GIVEN, that GENE 2343N2W03150000
OPHEIM, the holder of 20
the following certificate
has filed said certificate Name in w
for a tax deed to be assessed: JOHNNY
issued thereon. The cer- THERESA C HIGHT(
tificate number and year ER
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and Said Property beinc
the names in which it the County of Gadsc
was assessed are as fol- State of Florida. Un
lows: such certificate shal
redeemed according
CERTIFICATE NO. 178 law, the prop
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: described in such ce
2001 cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
DESCRIPTION OF courthouse door on
PROPERTY: 7TH day of MAY, 2C
at 10:00a.m.
OR 159 P 363 BEGIN AT
A POINT 10 FT N & 24TH
427.15 FT W OF NEC Dated this24 da
OF SE 1/4 RUN W 160.6 MARCH, 2008.
FT, S 182 FT, E 160.6THOMA
FT, N 182 FT TO POB NICHOLAS THOMAt
OF JOE MCNAIRS Clerk of the Circuit C
UNRECORDED PLAT. Gadsden County, FIc
LESS PART PER OR
202 P 388. IN SECTION (SEAL)
13-3N-2W. BY: Glenda McPhers

PARCEL ID NUMBER: Deputy Clerk ,.
21333N2W0000004110 4/10,4/17>4/24,5/01 -
300 NOTICE OF APPLI

Name in which TION FOR TAX DEE
assessed: OTTACO NOTICE IS HERE
ACCEPTANCE, INC GIVEN that GE

Said Property being in OPHEIM, the holde
the County of Gadsden, the following certify
State of Florida. Unless has filed said certifi
such certificate shall be for a tax deed to
redeemed according to tificate numbereon. The
law, the property tificate number and
described in such certifi- of issuance, the desr
cate shall be sold to the on of the property,
highest bidder at the the names in whic
courthouse door on the was assessed are as
7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m. CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
Dated this 24TH day of 2001
MARCH, 2008.
DESCRIPTION
NICHOLAS THOMAS PROPERTY:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida OR 455 P 1950. BE'
133.4 FT WEST OF T
(SEAL) SEC OF THE NE 1/4
THE NW 1/4 OF THE
BY: Glenda McPherson 1/4 OF SECTION
Deputy Clerk 3N-4W; RUN N 333
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/1-08 W 197.08 FT, SOL
333.00 FT, EAST 197
NOTICE OF APPLICA- FT TO THE P.O.B.
TION FOR TAX DEED
PARCEL ID NUMB
NOTICE IS HEREBY 2233N4W000000211
GIVEN, that VENUS 1, 0
LLC (GULF GROUP
HOLDINGS), the holder Name in wh
of the following certifi- assessed: JAN
cate has filed said certifi- JOHNSON & M/
cate for a tax deed to be GUISHA BRYANT
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year Said Property being
of issuance, the descrip- the County of Gadsc
tion of the property, and State of Florida. Unl
the names in which it such certificate shall
was assessed are as fol- redeemed according
lows: law, the propi
described in such ce
CERTIFICATE NO. 352 cate shall be sold to
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: highest bidder at
2005 courthouse door on
7TH day of MAY, 20
DESCRIPTION OF at 10:00a.m.
PROPERTY:

OR 361 P 571 OR 385 P Dated this 24TH da


MARCH, 2008.


NICHOLAS THOMAS
3ER: Clerk of the Circuit Court
A01 Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)
which
K & BY: Glenda McPherson
OW- Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08

g in NOTICE OF APPLICA-
den, TION FOR TAX DEED
less
I be NOTICE IS HEREBY
g to GIVEN, that GENE
erty OPHEIM_ the holder of
Drtifi- the following certificate
the has filed said certificate
the for a tax. deed to be
the issued thereon. The cer-
008, tificate number and year
'of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:
o CERTIFICATE NO. 611
ourt YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
rida 2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:
3on
DB 90 P 210; BEGIN AT
SW CORNER OF SE 1/4
- OF SW 1/4 RUN E 345
CA- FT, N 680 FT. TO
D BEGIN, RUNE 315 FT N
EBY 325 FT W 315 FT S 325
E-N FT TO P.O.B., LESS
rNE PART PER OR 296 P
o 1295. LESS PART PER
OR 355 P 978. IN SEC-
ate TION 29-3N-4W. LESS
PART PER OR 423 P
cer- 1448. LESS PART PER
year OR 441 P 1309.
crip-
and PARCEL ID NUMBER:
h it 2293N4W00000034202
fol- 00

Name in which
CE: assessed: HEIRS OF
: SUDDON MADRY

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
IHE redeemed according to
OF law, the property
OF described in such certifi-
NE
23 cate shall be sold to the
FT, highest bidder at the
TH courthouse door on the
7.08 7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

ER: Dated this 24TH day of
100 MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
lich Clerk of the Circuit Court
ICE Gadsden County, Florida
AR-
(SEAL)

I in BY: Glenda McPherson
len, Deputy Clerk
ess 4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08
be
to NOTICE OF APPLICA-
erty TION FOR TAX DEED
rtifi-
the NOTICE IS HEREBY
the GIVEN, that PLUTO 1,
the LLC, the holder of the
308, following certificate has
filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
of number and year of


issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 640
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005
DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:
COMM AT THE NEC OF
W ? OF SECT 27 AND
RUN S 00 DEG 14 MIN
13 SEC W 1650 FT, N 89
DEG 44 MIN 47 SEC W
5294.86 FT, S 22 DEG
29 MIN 30 SEC E
65.06FT TO BEGIN AND
RUN S 22 DEG 29 MIN
30 SEC E 426.55 FT, E
359.10 FT, S 57 DEG 48
MIN 11 SEC E 73.48 FT,
N 61 DEG 35 MIN 04
SEC E 101.65 FT, S 76
DEG 24 MIN 56 SEC E
59.27 FT, N 00 DEG 49
MIN 03 SEC E 395.42
FT, N 89 DEG 44 MIN 47
SEC W 736.8 FT TO
THE POB. OR 360 P 82.
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2283N4W00000013303
00
Name in which
assessed: WILLIAM
COLEMAN SMITH
Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
4th of .JUNE 2008, at
10:00 a.m.

Dated this 18TH day of
April, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: GLENDA MCPHER-
SON
Deputy Clerk
5/01,5/08,5/15,5/22-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 655
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 79 P 591, FRACT.
LOT 1, BLK 41, GRET-
NA

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2323N4W04300004100
10

Name in which
assessed: HEIRS OF
ULYSSES WESLEY


Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida, Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that ALEXAN-
DER JOHNSON, the
holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon.
The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the proper-
ty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 688
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 460 P 1856, OR 468
P 1573. BEGIN AT SEC
OF LOT 1 BLK 55 IN
GRETNA. RUN N 50 FT,
W 75 FT, S 50 FT, E 75
FT TO THE P.O.B. OR
329 P 1856

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2323N4W04300005500
11

Name in which
assessed: BARBARA A
AND GARY W THOMAS

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-


TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 784
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

PER WILL- DB WWW, P.
89 COMMENCE AT
N.E.C., RUN S. 18 CHS.
W. 209 FT. TO BEGIN,
S. 2* 15' E. 209 FT, S.
80* W. 209 FT, N 3* 15'
W. 209 FT, N. 80*, E.
209 FT. TO P.O.B. IN
SECTION 4 - 3N - 6W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2043N6W00000014102
00

Name in . which
assessed: HEIRS OF
ALBERTA WILLIAMS,
BOOKER T WILLIAMS,
AND RALPH NELSON
WILLIAMS

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
7TH day of MAY, 2008 at
10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N. OR
BETTY N. RILEY, the
holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon.
The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the proper-
ty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 964
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005
DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:
OR 417 PG 274. BEGIN
AT THE NEC OF THE
SW ? OF THE SE ? OF
SECTION 12-2N-2W
AND RUN S 89 DEG
57'01" W 738.00 FT; S


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Registered Nurse/RN Case Manager
Full-time positions for Gadsden/Liberty team.
MIust have current Florida RN license. BSN
preferred. Minimum of one year in-patient
nursing experience or previous Hospice/House
Health experience.
Licensed Practical Nurse-PRN
PRN
Nurse needed for Gadsden/Liberty. Must
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00 DEG 09'53" E 738.00
FT; N 89 DEG 57'01" E
738.00 FT; N 00 DEG
09'53" W 738.00 FT TO
THE P.O.B.
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N2W00000043101
00
Name in which
assessed: Malcolm K
and Helena Barrington
Said ,Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
4TH day of JUNE, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
APRIL, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

BY: GLENDA MCPHER-
SON
Deputy Clerk
5/01,5/08,5/15,5/22-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that PLUTO 1,
LLC (GULF GROUP
HOLDINGS), the holder
of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year'
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1033
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 280 P 413, OR 472 P
1267 LOT 4, BLK C,
LAKE " YVETTE
ESTATES UNIT #2

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3312N2W05810000COO
400

Name in which
assessed: CONNIE M,
CHRISTOPHER, &
THERESA C LYDA

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY


GIVEN, that GENE
OPHEIM, the holder of
the following certificate
has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1101
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2003

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

LOT 10, BLK E, HILL-
SIDE PARK, UNIT #2.
OR 346 P 1476 OR 405
P 1793

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W06900000E01
00

Name in which
assessed: JUNIPER
FARMS, INC.

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that DICK N. OR
BETTY N. RILEY the
holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon.
The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the proper-
ty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 1417
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2003
DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:
OR 449 P 1497 DB CC,
P. 500. BEGIN AT A
POINT 69.57 YDS N.
AND 140 YDS EAST OF
SWC OF SE 1/4, RUN N
69.57 YDS, E 34.79
YDS, S 69.57 YDS, W
34.79 YDS TO THE
P.O.B. IN SECTION 12 -
2N - 4W.
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W00000043321
00
Name in which
assessed: CORINE T
HENRY, CYNTHIA
HENRY, & GWEN
THOMAS
Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property


$149 Queen Pillow-Top
Chiro Rest Mattress Set.
New in plastic with warran-
ty. 222-9879. Delivery
available.
100% LEATHER sofa &
love. No vinyl. Never
used. List, $2749. Asking
$799. 425-8374, can deliv-
er.
2 Pc Full/twin mattress sets
in sealed plastic - NEW
$125 ea set. Can Deliver.
545-7112
3pc King pillowtop matt
set. Bran new in wrapper
$299. Can deliver. 222-
7783
BEAUTIFUL CHERRY
solid wood sleigh bed &
mattress. New. $370. 222-
9879
Bedroom:" Complete
Designer 8 piece set
including TV Armoire,. all
new. Sacrifice $995. 545-
7112. Can deliver.
DINETTE SET, SOLID
WOOD table & 4 chairs -
$149. NEW IN BOX 222-
9879
Micro-Fiber sofa/loveseat.
$500. Earth tone, hardwood
frame, lifetime warranty,
new in crate, delivery
available. 545-7112
Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop NEW mattress
set in sealed plastic. Full
warranty. Sacrifice $275.
Can deliver. 425-8374
Tempurpedic-style NASA
Memory Foam mattress
set NEW in plastic w/war-
ranty. List Value $1400
Sacrifice $699. Delivery
available 222-9879





described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
4TH day of JUNE 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 17TH DAY OF
APRIL, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
5/01,5/08,5/15,5/22-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that RUTH E OR
ANGELA DOCKERY the
holder of the following
certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon.
The certificate number
and year of issuance, the
description of the proper-
ty, and the names in
which it was assessed
are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 1819
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000
DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:
1 ACRE PER DB DDD, P
59. LESS PART TO
DOT PER OR 153, P 397
IN SECTION 17-1N-2W.
OR 435 P 592 LESS
ANY PARTS SOLD.
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
4171N2W000000112040
0
Name in which
assessed: WILLIE
THOMAS & KING
JAMES THOMAS
Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
4THday of JUNE, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
April, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that MARS 1,
LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has


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Blue Chip, Realty

566-8373


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RENT OR BUY this very nice, relatively new, well main-
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.kitchen, dining room, and deck. Fenced in. Conveniently
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$300/mo
HUD allowed.
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850-443-3300


House for Sale
or Rent
For more
information
call
Sarah Battles
850-875-3267
Located in
Gretna, FL


IA


filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate
number and year of
issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 101
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 455 P 852, OR 530
P391. COMMENCE AT
THE NEC OF LANDS
AS DESCRIBED IN OR
BOOK 133 PAGE 63
AND RUN N 01*05'49"
E428.50 FT; S 87*20'55"
W 328.78 FT; N
82*53'47" W 202.17 FT;
N 85*52'07"W 687.44 FT
TO RD S/LY ALONG
CURVE OF RD; FOR
AN ARC DIST OF
233.19 FT TO BEGIN:
THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG CURVE OF RD
ANOTHER ARC OF
134.81 FT, S 02* 25'00"
EAST, 98.40 FT; S
88*54'11" E 771.25FT; N
00*55'49" E 215.05 FT;
N 87*37'19"W 787.31 FT
TO THE P.O.B. ALSO:
BEGIN IN THE NEC OF
LANDS DESC IN OR
133 P 63, RUN
01 *05'49" E 428.50 FT; S
87*20'55" W 328.78
FT;N 82*53'47"W 76.45
FT; S 00*55'49" W 415.
FT; S 88* 54'11" E
404.10 FT TO THE
P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2203N1W00000032101
00

Name in which
assessed: JOE H.
SMITH

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
7TH day of MAY, 2008,
at 10:00a.m.

Dated this 24TH day of
MARCH, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida

(SEAL)


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
4/10,4/17,4/24,5/01-08

Legal Notice:


Gadsden Mini Storage
will be having a Sale on
the following units, May
7, 2008, for non-pay-
ment of Rent: Wanda
Bissonnette, 0-547;
Carolyn Bryant, A-015;
Evonski Bulger, L-428;
Cenoma, Inc., E-137;
Cassandra Smith
Donaldson, H-251; Clark
Fletcher, P-628; Pat
Jackson, L-405; Louise
Jordan, M-422; Gracie
Kenon, N-540; Gloria
McMillan, F-143; Alfonzo
A. McClary, J-H;
Sheronica Roberts, L-
425; Sampson J
Samuel, M-452;
Jacquelene Smith, 0-
568; Gregory Turnquest,
B-055.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.:
08000560DRA


TERESA
GONZALEZ
Petitioner


TORRES


And

MAGDALENO BENITEZ
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: (name of
Respondent) Magdaleno
Benitez
{Respondent's last
known address)
Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
against you and that you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
(name of Petitioner)
Teresa Torres Gonzalez
whose address is 2715
W. Jefferson Street
Quincy, FL 32351 on or
before {date) May 22,
2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this
Court at (clerk's address)
10 E Jefferson Street
Quincy, FL 32351 before
service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a
default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case,
including orders, are
available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these
documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's


office notified of your
current address. (You
may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court
Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automat-
ic disclosure of docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can
result in sanctions,
including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: 4/18/2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)

By: Mary Oheex
Deputy Clerk
4/24,5/1,5/8,5/15-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVI-
SON CASE NO: 02-
1023-CAB

HOMEQ SERVICING
CORPORATION SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER
WITH TMS MORT-
GAGE, INC. D/B/A THE
MONEY STORE,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

CARLEE E. JACKSON
A/K/A CARLEE JACK-
SON; NELLIE JACK-
SON; CARRIE BELL
LAWRENCE; CLARA
MAE SMITH; MALICHI
LAWRENCE; MARY E.
LAWRENCE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CARLEE E. JACK-
SON. A/K/A CARLEE
JACKSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NELLIE
JACKSON; JOHNS
DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PRPER-
TY,
Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure
Sale Date dated the 25th
day of April, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 02-
1023-CAB, of the Circuit
Court of the second
Judicial Circuit in and for


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

--- 4-, 'A-


A county charmer that has been WELL MAINTAINED in this 3
BR, 1 BAhome ON 18+ACRES. 3ACRES IN PASTUREAND
14 ACRES OF MARKETABLE PINES AND HARDWOOD. An
abundance of fruit and nut trees. $245,000 W-1702

NEW LISTING:
CHATTAHOOCHEE: IN A COUNTRY SETTING: 4 BR, 2 BA,
2,052 sf DWMH ON 5ACRES. $59,900 0-7197

3 BR, 2 BA Brick home with separate dining and IMng rooms.
Family room. In a newer subdivision. ONE BLOCK FROM
PUBLIC GOLF DRIVING RANGE. $125,000 C-1696

CHARACTERAND CHARM inthis3 BR, 1 BAhome with foyer,
pantry, study/office. Garage with shop area. Large fenced back
yard. READY FOR YOUR MOVE. $79,000 C-1698

GREAT FOR FIRST-TIMER OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY.
Older 3 BR, 1 BA home which needs repairs.
$65,000 0-1701

Atypical Jim Walter type home with 3 BR, 1 BA, 896 sf. Family
room, separate living room. $55,000 W-1678

Older home with 3 BR, 1 BA, foyer, and formal dining and living
rooms. PLUS 3 LOTS! 50,000 KW-1703
05/0 /08c

House for Rent

2 BR, 1 BA, Laura Street, Quincy
Ist-and last month rent + deposit.
($600). Move in May 1st.
'iA


Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein
HOME SERVICING
CORPORATION SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER
WITH TMS MORT-
GAGE, INC. D/B/A THE
MONEY STORE is the
Plaintiff and CARLEE E.
JACKSON A/K/A CAR-
LEE JACKSON; NELLIE
JACKSON; CARRIE
BELL LAWRENCE;
CLARA MAE SMITH;
MALICHI LAWRENCE;
MARY E. LAWRENCE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
CARLEE E. JACKSON
A/K/A CARLEE JACK-
SON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NELLIE
JACKSON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 28th day of May,
2008, the following
described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT "B"

BEGIN AT A POINT 697
FEET NORTH AND 900
FEET WEST OF THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 15, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 4
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN WEST
420 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 210 FEET;
THENCE RUN EAST
420 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 210 FEET
TOI THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT FOR
ROADWAY PURPOSES
ONLY OVER AND
UPON AN 25 FOOT
STRIP IMMEDIATLEY
EAST OF AND ADJA-
CENT TO THE AFORE-
SAID DESCRIBED
LANDS AS PER DEED
RECORDED IN ORB
105, PAGE 289, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT
THAT CERTAIN PAR-
CEL (CONVEYED IN
ORB "130, PAGE 626,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AND FURTHER


DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 15, TOWN-
SHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN NORTH
697.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN WEST 925.00
FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE RUN SOUTH
2�55' EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 105.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH
2o55' EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 105.00 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 87020'
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
210.00 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE RUN
NORTH 2055 WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 105.00
FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN NORTH
87020' EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 210.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A
1997 DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME HAVING
SERIAL NUMBERS
#FLHMLCB10251523A
& FLMHML-
CB102515293B WITH
TITLE NUMBERS
#71660710 AND
71660713.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
Notice to person with
Disabilities. If you have a
disabilities which
required any accommo-
dation in order to partici-
pate you are entitled at
no cost to you to the pro-
visions of certain assis-
tance, please contact
NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk at (850) 875-8601
or write to him at P.O.
BOX 1649 Quincy, FL
32353 within 2 working
days of your receipt at
this notice. If you are
hearing or Voice
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771.
Dated this 25th day of
April, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of The Circuit
Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
5/01,5/08-08


Home For Sale

1301 Dogwood Drive,

Havana, FL

2,440 sq.ft.

4 BR/3 BA,

2.1 Acres

Price $275,000

or make offer

Call (850) 402-8015

Realtors Welcome




For Rent - Lake Talquin

Small house, 2 BR/1.5 BA. Remodeled deck

with W/D hook up. Community boat ramp,

$575.00/mo. First, last and security. References
required. Call Andrea or Bink Williams at 962-

9354 or 566-4238. To see pictures, email

binkwms@gmail.com


Sectional Sofa, two 5 ft section s not
including middle pillow, green and
mauve shades, new cond. Pics avail-
able upon request. $375 OBO.
627-8742 after 2pm


FOR

LEASE

,Office Space
300 - 5,000
sq. ft.

Call

627-7375




IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CIVIL
ACTION CASE NO. 20-
2008-CA-259

DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRSUA-
TEE, IN TRUST FOR
THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF
AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES
INC., ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2006-R1
Plaintiff.

Vs.

ANA KELLER, et al.
Defendant(s)

TO DAWN KELLER,
AND , IF A NAMED
DEFENDANT IS
DECEASED, THE SUR-
VIVING SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THAT DEFEN-
DANT, AND THE SEV-
ERAL AND RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN
ASSIGNS, SUCCES-
SORS IN INTEREST,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST ANY COR-
PORATION OR OTHER
LEGAL ENTITY NAMED
AS A DEFENDANT, AND
ALL CLAIMANTS, PER-
SONS OR' PARTIES,
NATURAL OR CORPO-
RATE, OR WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS
IS UNKNOWN, CLAIM-
ING UNDER ANY OF
THE ABOVE NAMED
OR DESCRIBED
DEFENDANTS

LAST KNOWN RESI-
DENCE IS:

DAWN KELLER
1990 Pat Thomas Pkwy
Quincy, FL 32351

PRESENT RESIDENCE
IS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following property 'in
GADSDEN County,
Florida:
From the Southeast cor-
ner of Lot numbered 13,


according to the map or
plat of -the original town
(now city) of Quincy,
Florida, run West 1390
FT and thence North on
West side of 8th Street
300 FT to the Point of
Beginning; thence from
said Point of Beginning
run West 157 FT, thence
North 77 FT, thence East
157 FT to West side of
8th Street, thence south
along West side of said
8th Street 77 FT to the
Point of Beginning,
being a part of the East
half of the Northeast
quarter, Section 12,
Township 2 north, Range
4 West, situate, lying and
being in the City of
Quincy, County of
Gadsden and State of
Florida.
Has been filed against
you. You are required to
file written defenses with
the clerk of the court and
to serve a copy within
thirty (30) days after the
first publication on or
before 6/2/2008 of this
notice on Plaintiff's attor-
ney, Golson Law Firm,
1230 South Myrtle
Avenue, Suite 105,
Clearwater, FL 33756-
3445, otherwise a default
will be entered, against
you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 22 day of April, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
As Deputy Clerk
5/01,5/08-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER:
08000203 CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
EUGENE MATTHEWS,
JR.,
Deceased.

FORMAL NOTICE BY
PUBLICATION

TO: Kevin Eugene
, Mathews

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Petition for
Summary Administration
of the Estate of Eugene
* Mathews, Jr., has been
filed in this court. You are
required to serve a copy
of your written defenses,
if any, to the petition on
petitioner's attorney,
whose name and
address are:
Fred H. Flowers, Esquire
1501 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
On before May 28, 2008,
and to file the original of
the written defenses with
clerk of this court either
before or immediately
thereafter, Failure to


Industrial Facility For Sale

640 S. Shelfer St., Quincy, FL

Quincy Industrial Park

14,291 sq. ft.

Industrial Facility

701 sq. ft.

Office Space
2,055 sq. ft.

Storage Warehouse

7.32 acres

Price $699,995.00

Call (850) 402-8015


Land For Sale
Large fenced lot, in town.
$18,500.00 Corner of Stanley
and B W Roberts Street.
Contact 539-0476

For Rent
Individual office space and combined office
space with large conference room. Prices start
at $250 -per month located at Southside
Business Park, 1633 Highbridge Rd. Contact
509-2697 or 875-1269.


For Rent

3 BR, 2 BA For Rent

HUD Vouchers ONLY

Contact 933-7152

^^^^^^^^1 S~1! B^^^^^^^A


serve and file written
defenses as required
may result in a judgment
or order for the relief
demanded in the petition,
without further notice.
DATED ON this 23 day of
April 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

Cynthia R. Daniels
As Deputy Clerk
5/01,5/08-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVI-
SION CASE NO.: 06-
000103-CAA


DEUTSCHE
NATIONAL
COMPANY
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,


BANK
TRUST
AS


Vs.

AGNES J. PEACOCK, et
al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 14
day of April, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 06-
000103-CA of the Circuit
Court of the second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff
and AGNES J. PEA-
COCK; NEW CENTURY
MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION; RONALD A.
PEACOCK; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S)
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTH SIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 21 day of May, 2008,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 20, BLOCK "A",
HILLTOP SUBDIVISION
PHASE I, A SUBDIVI-
SION AS ER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 93 OF
THE PL4BLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-


ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
Notice to persons with
Disabilities. If you have a
disabilities which
required any accommo-
dation in order to partici-'
pate in this proceeding
you are entitled at no
cost to you to the provi-
sions of certain assis-
tance, please contact
NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk at (850) 875-8601
or write to him at P.O.
BOX 1649 Quincy, FL
32353 within 2 working
days of your receipt at"
this notice. If you are
hearing or Voice'
impaired call 1-800-955-
8771.
Dated this 15th day of.
April, 2008. "

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of The Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K Carter
Deputy Clerk
4/24,5/1-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-,
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISIDICITION DIVI-
SION CASE NOL 2007-
001491-CA-A

NATIONAL MORTGAGE
CO
PLAINTIFF

VS.
CA.RLETON EUGENE
PERKINS- AKA CARL-
TON E. PERKINS; ALU-
DIA SEBREROS
PERKINS; ANY AND AL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; HIGHWAY
90 HOMES CENTER OF
MIDWAY AKA HIGHWAY
90 HOME CENTER OF
MIDWAY, INC., A DIS-
SOLVED CORPORA-
TION; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE


CONT'D B 8


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NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order on Defendant's
Motion to Postpone
Foreclosure Sale dated
April 18, 2008 entered in
Civil Case No. 07-
001491 .CAA of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, QUINCY,
Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder
for cash at SOUTH
DOOR at the GADSDEN
County Courthouse
located at 10 E. JEF-
FERSON in QUINCY,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 18 day of June, 2008
the following described
property as set forth in
said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT A
POINT 489.49 FEET
NORTH AND 194.94
FEET WEST OF THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION
35, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 4
WEST AND THENCE
RUN SOUTH 476
DEGREES 01 MINUTES
WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 200 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 46
DEGREES 01 MINUTES
WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 150 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
47 DEGREES 45 MIN-
UTES EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 79.6 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH
48 DEGREES 43 MIN-
UTES EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 150 FEET
THENCE RUN NORTH
47 DEGREES 50 MIN-
UTES WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 85.93
FEET TO THE POINT
0 F


BEGINNING.TOGETH-
ER WITH A 2002 DOU-
BLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME, VIN#
FLMHL3F58025280A
AND VIN#
FLHML3F158025280B.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as f the date of
the lis pendens, must
claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 22 day of
April, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)

BY: PAM K. CARETR
DEPUTY CLERK
5/1,5/8-08

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.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 08 96 CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAULINE SCOTT a/k/a
PAULINE A. SCOTT
a/k/a
PAULINE B. SCOTT
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAV-


ING CLAIMING OR
DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified
that an Order of
Summary Administration
has been entered in the
estate of Pauline Scott,
deceased, File Number
08 96 CPA, by the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1649
Quincy, Florida 32351;
that the decedent's date
of death was November
17, 2007; that the total
value of the estate is
Protected Homestead
and Miscellaneous
Tangible Personal
Property and that the
names and addresses of
those to whom it has
been assigned by such
order are:
Patricia Jane J. Harrell
Paula Jean Scott
Alice Gail B. Rudd
P.O. Box 783
P.O. Box 180157
P.O. Box 926
Havana, Florida 32333
Tallahassee, Florida
32318 Havana,
Florida 32318

Edna Ann S. Brock
William
Spencer Scott, Jr.
2850 E. River Road
405 6th
Avenue, East
Bainbridge, Georgia
39817
Havana, Florida 32333

ALL INTERESTED PER-
.SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of fhe estate
of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or
demands against the
estate of the decedent
other than those for
whom provision for full


payment was made in
the Order of Summary
Administration must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER APPLICA-
BLE TIME PERIOD,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is April
24,2008.

Attorney for Person
Giving Notice:
Jana E.
McConnaughhay
Florida Bar No. 0995487
McConnaughhay Law
Group, P.A.
1709 Hermitage Blvd.,
Suite 102
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
Telephone: (850) 385-
1246

Person Giving Notice
Paula Jean Scott
P.O. Box 180157
Tallahassee, Florida
32318

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SEC-
DOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-
162-CAA

JOAN W. TAYLOR AND
ARTHUR M. TAYLOR,
Plaintiffs,

Vs.


LOUCRETIA SHAW
a/k/a LUCRETIA SHAW;
ABNER W. SHAW; MIL-
TON SHAW; ALBERT
HENDRY SHAW;
LOUISE SHAW; MARY
OLIVIA SHAW; DONNIE
SHAW BROCKMAN;
JOHN MARSHALL
BROCKMAN; ANNIE
SHAW J.Z. SHAW;
NORMAN H. SHAW;
RICHIE W. SHAW; LELA
SHAW HARRISON
RENA SHAW MILLER;
CHARLIE W. MILLER;
LEROY SHAW;
PALMYRE SHAW; FUL-
TON SHAW; and
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
LOUCRETIA SHAW
a/k/a LUCRETIA SHAW,
ABNER W. SHAW, MIL-
TON SHAW, ALBERT
HENDRY SHAW,
LOUISE SHAW, MARY
OLIVIA SHAW, DONNIE
SHAW BROCKMAN,
JOHN MARSHALL
BROCKMAN, ANNIE
SHAW, J.Z. SHAW,
NORMAN H. SHAW,
RICHIE W. SHAW, LELA
SHAW HARRISON,
ROY HARRISON, RENA
SHAW MILLER, CHAR-
LIE W. MILLER, LEROY
SHAW, PALMYRE
SHAW, and FULTON
SHAW,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LOUCRETIA SHAW
a/k/a LUCRETIA SHAW;
ABNER W. SHAW; MIL-
TON SHAW; ALBERT
HENDRY SHAW;
LOUISE SHAW; MARY
OLIVIA SHAW; DONNIE
SHAW BROCKMAN;
JOHN MARSHALL
BROCKMAN; ANNIE
SHAW; J.Z. SHAW
NORMAN H. SHAW;
RICHIE W. SHAW; LELA
SHAW HARRISON;
ROY HARRISON; RENA
SHAW MILLER; CHAR-


LIE W. MILLER; LEROY
SHAW; PALMYRE
SHAW; FULTON SHAW;
and UNKNOWN HEIRS
OF LOUCRETIA SHAW
a/k/a LUCRETIA SHAW,
ABNER W. SHAW, MIL-
TON SHAW, ALBERT
HENDRY SHAW,
LOUISE SHAW, MARY
OLIVIA SHAW, DONNIE
SHAW BROCKMAN,
JOHN MARSHALL
BROCKMAN, ANNIE
SHAW, J.Z. SHAW,
NORMAN H. SHAW,
RICHIE W. SHAW, LELA
SHAW HARRISON,
ROY HARRISON, RENA
SHAW MILLER, CHAR-
LIE W. MILLER, LEROY
SHAW, PALMYRE
SHAW, and FULTON
SHAW
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Complaint for
Quiet Title has been filed
against you regarding
the following property in
Gadsden County,
Florida:
TRACT I
The South one third (1/3)
of the Southwest Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter
of Section 24, Township
3 North, Range 4 west;
the East one-half (1/2) of
the Southwest Quarter of
Section 24, Township 3
North Range 4 West,
LESS AND EXCEPT:
Begin at the Southwest
Corner of the Southeast
Quarter of said Section
24, Thence run West 90
links; thence North 0Q
degrees 38 minutes East
39.84 chains, thence
East 50 links thence
South 39.82 chains to
the Point of Beginning.
AND
TRACT II
Begin at the Southwest
corner of the Southeast
Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 24,
Township 3 North,


Range 4 West, thence
run North 6.64 chains,
thence East 79.5 links,
thence South 12
degrees East 6.85
chains, thence West
2.20 chains, all in the
Southeast Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of
Section 24, Township 3
North, Range 4 West.
All in the county of
Gadsden , State of
Florida.
And you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on MARY W. COLON,
ESQUIRE, SMITH,
THOMPSON, SHAW &
MANAUSA, P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road,
4th Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-
cation date of this notice
of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of-
this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's
attorneys .or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this 31 day of
March, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF COURT

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CfIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 02-
1045 CA B


DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY f/k/a
BANKERS TRUST
COMPANY OF CALI-
FORNIA, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
ASSET BACKED SECU-
RITIES CORPORATION
LONG BEACH HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2000-LB1,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

BESSIM STEPHEND
a/k/a BESSIE MAE
SCOTT a/k/a BESSIE
MAE STEPHENS a/k/a
BESSIE MAE SCOTT
STEPHENS, et ux., et
al.,
Defendantss.

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to the
Final Judgment entered
in this case now pending
in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.

I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street, South
Door, Quincy, FI 32351
on the 20th day of May,
2008, at 11:00 A.M. the
following described
property as set forth in
said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
Closing Agent's 'File.
Number: FTS #99-1092h
EXHIBIT "A"
A parcel of land lying and
being in the Northeast
one-quarter of Section
15, Township 3 North,
Range 4 West, Gadsden
County, FRorida, and
being a part of the lands
of Daniel Jones as
described in Deed Book
"SSS", Pages 121 and
122, of the Public


Records of said county,
said parcel of land being
more particularly
described by metes and
bounds as follows:
Commence at a Jack
Stand (found) known as
marking the southeast
corner of the lands of
Bobby E. Reed as
described in Official
Records Book 288, Page
1941 of said Public
Records, and run thence
North 150.00 feet to a re-
bar (set) for the Point of
Beginning. From said
Point of Beginning
thence continue North
150.00 feet to a re-bar
(set), thence West
290.40 feet to a re-bar
(set) on the East edge of
a county maintained
roadway, known as M
and M Lane, thence
South along said East
edge of M and M Lane a
distance of 150.00 feet
to a re-bar (set), thence
East 290.40 feet to the
Point of Beginning. a/k/a:
175 M and M LANE,
QUINCY, FLORIDA
32352
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
ORDERED AT GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, this 17th day of
April, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
As Clerk, Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
4/24,5/2-08


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needed. Students with good study skills and who have a mature
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campus, . participation in a
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It was 4:00 AM on April 25, 1915,
and World War I was only eight
months old. Darkness swallowed
the boats being lowered from the
troop 'carriers. Splashing into the
waters of the Aegean Sea, soldiers
rowed towards the invisible shore-
line only a few hundred yards
away. On board were 70,000 Allied
soldiers from Britain, France,
Australia, and New Zealand.
Their target was a rugged
piece of land in the eastern
Mediterranean called the Gallipoli
peninsula. Its importance was its
location since it controlled access
to the Dardanelles, a narrow strait
leading to Constantinople


(Istanbul) and the Black Sea. The
Ottoman Empire, of which
Constantinople was the capital,
had joined with Germany and the
Austro-Hungarian Empire to fight
the Allied Powers.
Russia had joined Britain and
France as a member of the Allies.
Supplying Russia required access
to the Black Sea. By controlling the
Dardanelles, the Allies hoped to
attack Constantinople, force the
Turks to surrender, and open their
Russian supply route. With a
stronger Russian army attacking
from the east, the Allies hoped to
defeat Germany and Austria-
Hungary in Europe.


Eight months later, the sol-
diers left Gallipoli, their mission a
failure. In their wake lay the bodies
of more than 100,000 British,
Turkish, French, Australian, and
New Zealand soldiers. Had they
succeeded, America's 1917 entry
into World War I might never have
been necessary.
Realizing an invasion was
inevitable, Turkish commanders
had been strengthening their
defenses since February. As a
result, the Allied troops faced stiff *
opposition well before their boats
landed on the beaches.
By the end of the first day,
Allied troops were digging in near
the Gallipoli shoreline The Turkish
defenders had prevented them
from advancing inland, so the Allies
built trenches in which they lived
for the next eight month:. Despite
repeated battles during the sum-
mer and fall, neither side could
advance their front lines more than
a hundred yards When the Allihe
finally evacuated Gallipoli, the sol
dier; left from the trenches they


Evacuating the wounded: Courtesy of the
Alexander Trumbull Library, New Zealand.

had occupied since the previous April.
Many years later, Turkey
erected a monument to the
Gallipoli combatants that reads:
"Those heroes who shed
their blood and lost their lives, you
are now lying in the soil of a friend-
ly country. Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the
Johnnies and the Mehemets to us
where they lie side by side in this
country of our- You, the mothers
who sent their ,ons, from far away
counter,. wipe away your tears,
yuur i.nsi are now lying in our
bosom and arena , peace. After hav-
ing lost their lies o.n this land they
becorne our son', - well."

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about the Gallipo:li campaign?
Take the Web Jo'urnev.


Gallipoli 1915:
The Drama of the Dardanelles
Prel5ared by the Imperial War Museum in
Britain, this resource provides extensive infor-
mation about British involvement in the sec-
ond landing at Helles. In addition to compre-
hensive information and interactive maps,
downloadable articles prepared by museum
staffers are available in PDF format.
Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/27u5p


The Gallipoli Campaign
Developed and written by Turkish authors, this
site includes interviews with Turkish Gallipoli vet-
erans, biographies of many of the major partici-
pants, maps that provide an overview of the
campaign,Turkish war poetry and details of lit-
tle-known facts about the campaign. The
English translation is less than perfect, although
in most instances the meaning is clear.
Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/37odm


Visit Gallipoli
Developed by Australia's Department of Veterans
Affairs, this extensive resource includes background
about the events leading up to' the campaign, infor-
mation about the landing and nine-month campaign
told through the eyes of journalists who were there,
biographical information about participants, photo-
graphs taken throughout the campaign, and exten- ,
sive discussion of the contributions made by medical
personnel. Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/2oaq7


IT I-JAPPENED
THIS VVEEKI<

On May 12, 1937, he was
crowned King of England.
It was a position the new
king was not expecting.
Like the rest of the nation,
- the expected that his older
brother, Edward, would be
king for many more years.
However, Edward fell in
love with American
divorcee,Wallis Simpson,
and abdicated less than a
year after becoming king.
After his coronation, the
former Duke of York
reigned until his death in
1952. What was the king's
name? Do you need to
The British King: 1937-1952. find the answer, or want to
Through the Government ofAustralia.
get more information?
Go to http://tinyurl.com/msxvp

BEYOND OCUIR
BORDERS

The Roman
'Empire lasted
for nearly five
hundred years.
It began with
the ascent of
Augustus dur-
century BC,
and lasted until
the fall of
Rome during
the fifth century
Roman Bread. Through the British Museum. AD. Roman
feasts are leg-
endary, but
how often do they include food made with original
Roman recipes? Now, you can make food exactly like it
was made two centuries ago and make a Roman feast of
your own. Go to http://tinyurl.com/fmzd6


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Making the grade

The Panther pride is shining
through. We are proud to cele-
brate the success of our own
Michael David Kelley, the son , ..
of Mr. Phillip and Mrs. Dana
Kelley. Michael is the president e.i o
of the National Honor Society, a
member of the Student
Government Association; he is
dually enrolled at Tallahassee
Community College and plans
to pursue a career in computer
science. He is also a certified
peer mediator for West Gadsden College Test (ACT). This test is
High School. Michael has used to evaluate the prepared-
scored an impressive "29" on ness of high school students for
his first attempt on the American college entrance.



GES set to host


scholastic book fair

WHAT:Gretna Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book
Fair May 2 thru May 9, from 9:00a.m. to 3:30 daily on school days,
for teachers, parents, students, and others to purchase books and
other educational materials. Families, teachers, and the communi-
ty are invited to attend the Book Fair, featuring a fun theme: Take a
Reading Road Trip.

Gretna Elementary School
To Host Book Fair Event, May 2 through May 9
Come take a Reading Road Trip

WHEN: The Book Fair will be held daily from 9:00a.m.
to3:30p.m., May 2 to May 9.
WHERE: Gretna Elementary School Media Center.
The Book Fair will offer specially priced books and educational
products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children's
classics, interactive software, adult books, and current best sellers
from more than 100 publishers. There will also be some discount
items for sale.
Parents visiting the Book Fair will be able to submit their names
for a drawing for $25.00 in free Book Fair items. Drawing will be
held May 9th.
CONTACT: Lila L. Shuler, Media Specialist, Gretna Elementary
School if you have any questions or concerns.


GEMS' Spoken Word and

Performing Arts Event

The Gadsden Elementary Magnet School, Home of the "Owls",
will be hosting the last segment of its 1 st Annual Art Explosion. The
Finale: The Spoken Word/Performing Arts will take place on Friday,
May 9, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the school's cafeteria.
The cost of admission will' be $2 in advance/$3 at the door. This
event will showcase the artistic talents of our students through per-
formances and public speaking. It will provide them with the expe-
rience of presenting/performing in a poetry caf6 type of setting.
Parents, family members, friends, teachers, staff and community
members as well as students from other schools are welcome to par-
ticipate. There is an entry form and fee of $1.00.
All proceeds from this endeavor will go towards inspiring our
students to continue to excel. If you are interested in participating,
you may contact the school at 627-7557 for further details. Please
come out and participate in this fun and exciting event which will
benefit our students while raising the awareness of the innate talents
of our students in Gadsden County. Refreshments will be served for
your pleasure.


TCC to offer GED classes

in Chattahoochee


Tallahassee Community
College, through a strong, com-
munity-based partnership, is
offering General Educational
Development (GED) classes at
two sites in the Gadsden
County community of
Chattahoochee.
The GED classes are made
possible through TCC and the
following community partners:
Chattahoochee Public Library
and the Florida State Hospital,
host sites for the GED classes;
Chattahoochee Rotary Club and
the Florida Department of
Education, who provided finan-
cial support for the program;
and the City of Chattahoochee.
"The program will have a
strong, positive influence on the
education of Gadsden County's
students and the enrichment of
the Chattahoochee community,"
said Michelle Nealy, TCC adult
education program coordinator.
Gadsden County is classified


as one of the most economical-
ly and educationally disadvan-
taged counties in the state of
Florida. Located in the western-
most part of the county, the
rural community of
Chattahoochee has needed
GED instruction for some time.
The GED classes will pro-
vide instruction for adults
whose literacy skills are at
approximately the high school
level and who are seeking to
either pass the GED or obtain
an adult high school credential.
GED tests are a battery of five
-tests which, when passed, certi-
fies the taker with their high
school credential.
According to Nealy, obtain-
ing a GED increases the stu-
dent's earning potential as well
as opening the opportunity to
further their education.
"The impact of obtaining a
GED can only be a positive
experience," Nealy added.


Earth Day takes E-Club at RFM to Tallahassee


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Pictured are Front row: Jerri Stewart, sponsor; June Elizabeth Gay, Allison Higdon, Cassi
Smith, Jill Purvis, Gaby Santiso. Middle row: Ben Bass, Ashley Lemieux, Katy Jo helm,
Dominique Woodard, Lynn Padgett, Heather Martin, Brian Therien. Back row: Rosalyn Fenn,
chaperone; Kevina Desai, Tyler Coggin, Princey Patel, Sidney Johnson, Jonni Mitchell, Laura
Mock.


R.E Munroe taps new


From the eco-friendly items
in each booth, to the freebie
cloth bags for groceries, The
Robert F. Munroe Day School
E-Club spent a day of "Green"
in the capital city. The displays
included hybrd cars, boats, and
light bulbs. There was a scav-
enger hunt that really taught
them about the different prod-
ucts available for use in an eco-
friendly environment.
Each booth had questions for
the students. They learned
about the aquifer, ultraviolet
beads, and macro-invertebrates.
They wove oyster shells, made
paper out of recycled, shredded
paper. "Everyone should go to
Earth day. You can learn many
ways to help save the environ-
ment," said Kevina Desai, soph-
omore club member.
The organization sponsors a
recycling program at school for
each classroom.


Beta members for induction


The National beta Club at Robert F. Munroe Day School recently inducted new members. Membership requires honor roll for
two consecutive grading periods. There after, a member must maintain a B average each grading period. There was a reception
for the new members and their parents inj the student center following the candle ceremony. New Senior Beta inductees beginning
at left are William Hackney, Magdanny Vizcaino, Robert Oakley, Georgia Davis, Chelsea Watson, Adrianne Woodward, Katy Jo
Helm, Kristen Allen, Princey Patel, Josh McLendon, and Patrick Jackson. Newly tapped Junior Beta members on the front row
are Andy Pitts, Blake Norman, Fletcher Morgan, Sam Bass, Andy Kunkler, Josh Darby, Bhavik Desai. The back row members are
Hunter Suber, Roseanna Moore, Ashley King, Walt Kelleher, Hunter Jacobs, John Hamilton, Sarah Green, Madison Baker, Olivia
Fletcher, Audrey Thomas, and Andrea Zang.


Crossroad Academy Charter School Week activities


Crossroad Academy Charter School of Business
"See Us Growing Excellence"
National Charter School Week Activities
' May 4-May 9, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008 - "Growth in Character"
"The Art of Storytelling: A Masquerade in the Night"
2008 Spring Fashion Show & Ball
Crowning of the Spring Prince and Princess
East Gadsden High School Cafetorium 5:OOPM

Monday, May 5, 2008 - "A Growing Spirit"
CACS Spring Cleaning (Tuesday thru Friday Attire)
Spirit Chain Contest
Bulletin Board Contest
School Flag & Mascot Contest

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - "Growing Expectations"
College & University Day (wear the T-shirt from the college you
plan to attend)
4th Grade District Brain Bowl Competition @ First Baptist
Church 9:30AM
Distinguished Lecture Assembly 1:30 PM

Tea party at HMS

The 21st Century program at Havana Middle School sponsored a
Mother/Daughter Tea Party on Thursday, April 24,2008. It was a
smashing success.
The girls were divided into three teams and competed against
each other. The girls played games and received prizes from the gift
table. They enjoyed teacake another refreshments. Janie
Jackson(sixth grade) gave the welcome. Shaquana Swinton(seventh
grade) and Mrs. Tanesia Johnson (a parent volunteer) recited a
poem. Each girl was assigned a surrogate mother.
The photo shows the HMS's SAC chair serving as a surrogate
mother. Each girl received a souvenir lea bag, prizes, and a digital
photo.Mrs. Chandler values HMS and thought it not robbery to
come out and volunteer to assist with the tea party. The party had
lots of adult support besides the 21st Century staff Ms. E. Pace, Ms.
M. Harper, Mrs., C. Moore, Mrs. T. Johnson and Mrs. M. Knight


Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - "Growing Beyond Our Walls"
Celebrating National Charter Schools with The Florida
Department of Education 10:00 AM
Purple Black & White Pep Rally 2:00pm (Students may wear
their own attire; dressed in purple, black and white)

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - "Growing into a New School"
Presentation @ 10:00 AM
"Dress Up Day" - Monday Attire
Excellence In Teaching Day (see teachers at their best) 9:00-
11:00AM
"Luncheon on the Lawn" - Parents/Visitors Open Enrollment
Luncheon 11:30-12:30
Student/Teacher Lesson (see students become teachers) 1:30-
2:30

Friday, May 9, 2008 - "A Growing Excitement"
Oratorical Contest - 9:30 am
Teacher vs. Student Volleyball Game 1:30pm
Fun-Friday - Announcement of NCSW Winners 2:00pm
Announcement of the Teacher of the Year - 3:30pm
Teacher Recognition Celebration 7pm


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