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Ugga Six is dead but overall, life is
good .... read Managing Editor
Angye Morrison's column on Page 4


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Inside this week...

SAmerican Profiles


109/Issue 28 500 16 Pages/1 Section Quincy, FL 32351


Thursday, July 10, 2008


When to bolt
Safety tips on living in a light-
ning-prone area ... Page 6


Luncheon


for Hospice


chaplains
Big Bend Hospice hosts lunch-
eon for area clergy .. Page 7


Havana gets


FEMA funds

Town gets funding for firefight-
ers ... Page 5


Dodgers,


Red Birds


play Sunday

Games starts at 3 p.m. ...Page


City's now


out of tent

renting, biz
By ALICE DU POINT
Times Editor
Requests from private citizens,
charitable organizations, other
municipalities, and churches to use city-
owned tents have become so numerous
that city commissioners voted to stop
loaning tents all together. The tents can
now only be use for city-sponsored
events.
The city currently has two tents 20x20
and 20x40. These tents are used on
average twice a month, with the city
only using them half the time. The
requests for tents are often accompanied
by requests for tables and chairs. Public
Works Director Chad Brown said the
tents are mainly used on weekends and
to ensure the tents are not damaged they
must be taken down immediately
following the event causing overtime
payment for employees.
It takes four employees approximately
two hours to set up the tents and two
hours to take them down. The average
cost to the City for four employees at
two hours at an average cost of $340
each time the tents are used and it cost
citizens around $145 dollars each time
employees set up and take down five
tables and 40 chairs.
Interim City Manager Jacks McLean
said when employees are setting up and
See TENTS on Page 15


Gadsden schools make history with 'A' grades


ByANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor
For the first time in its history,
Gadsden County schools can boast
of four "A" schools.
The Florida Department of
Education released school grades
Tuesday and, statewide, there are
more schools earning "A's" and
"B's" than ever before. According to
a DOE press release, of the 2,889
schools graded this year, nearly
three-quarters are considered to be
high performing, with school grades
of "A" or "B."
In addition, the number of schools
considered to be low performing
decreased significantly, compared to
last year.
"This is a great day for all Gadsden
countians," said Reginald James,
schools superintendent, adding that


nearly two-thirds of the count's
schools increased a letter grade.
Fifty percent of the county's
schools received a grade of "A" or
"B." Stewart Street Elementary,
Greensboro Elementary, Gadsden
Elementary Magnet and Crossroads
Academy schools all received "As."
Gretna and Havana elementary
schools each received "Bs."
Havana Middle, George Munroe
Elementary, Chattahoochee
Elementary and St. John Elementary
schools each received a grade of
"C," while East Gadsden High
School received a "D." The only "F"
grade was received by West Gadsden
High School.
James A. Shanks Middle School
received an incomplete due to
writing retakes and should receive its

See GRADES on Page 3


Gadsden County School District Superintendent Reginald James announced the
school grades during a press conference Tuesday. He noted that four of the
county's schools earned an "A," a feat never achieved before. (Photo by Bruce
James)


Two birds, one stone


Officers nab armed robbery suspect,


uncover marijuana cultivation site


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Gadsden County Sheriff's Deputy Calvin Carter looks through a wallet found in
Antonio D. Clark's possession while an investigator restrains the suspect and
deputy Janice McPhaul keeps an eye on the situation. Clark was charged with three
counts of armed robbery with a firearm Tuesday morning. (Photo by Leslie
Roberts)


Purple Hatters' Ball a go


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

County Manager Marlon Brown said that he
would dispatch members of his staff to the-Purple
Hatter's Ball,this Saturday. Last week the Board
of County Commissioners told citizens opposed
to the festival that it was Brown's decision
whether or not to allow the festival because it did
not meet the ordinance description that required
commission approval.
The manager can approve a concert/festival if it
admits 500 or fewer people and the event is not to
exceed five hours. While organizers of the Purple
Hatter's Ball say they will only sell 400 tickets
the music will likely last more than five hours.
"On July 12, 2008, around 12 o'clock in the
afternoon, a one-day music event will take place
at the spacious, 400-acre Ponderosa Wildlife


Preserve in Quincy, Florida to honor the life of
Rachel (Hoffman) and celebrate everything she
was and loved," stated a June 30 article in the
FSView and Florida Flambeau.
The $30 tickets admission covers entry on the
property, performances by over 10 bands and
camping. The tickets were on sale before
commissioners heard the request from organizers.
Proceeds from the event will go to the
Morningstar Foundation in honor or Hoffman.
Commission Chairman Ed Dixon, who
represents the district where the event is planned,
said he opposed the event but admitted that the
final decision rests with Brown. Despite
opposition from citizens and at least two
commissioners, Brown sided with organizers to
allow the event.'
Whether or not he will shut down the music
after five hours is unknown and Brown did not
return telephone call by press time.


The man who loved crepe myrtles


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
Once upon a time, there
was a man who loved crepe
myrtles. He liked the
flowering trees so much that
he planted them in all over
his yard. When he ran out of
space in his own yard, he
began planting them in his
son's yard.
Henry Wood's property,
just outside Quincy's city
limits on Atlanta Street, is


awash with blooms. For
years he has planted, pruned
and pampered his beloved
crepe myrtles.
"I just like beautiful
flowers. I don't know why I
chose the crepe myrtle. I
guess it's because it's so
beautiful and the blooms last
a long time. I like beautiful
things," he said.
The trees in Wood's yard
begin to flower around the
end of .May and last through
August. They reach their


peak around mid-June. Other
people enjoy the flowering
trees also, and Wood said
people often pull into his
driveway to admire the trees.
His love of flowers started
years ago with his
grandmother, Ida Wood. Her
yard, he said, was filled with
all kinds of flowers that she
tended with loving care. He
learned to appreciate and
care for flowers through her

See TREES on Page 15


Henry Wood stands among some of the many
crepe myrtle trees in his yard.


By LESLIE ROBERTS A man jumped the fence
Times General Manager surrounding the property, shoved
a gun in, their faces and grabbed
Law. enforcement officers their knapsacks, and' the radios
swarmed Imperial Nurseries they used to communicate while
Tuesday morning in'search of a working on the large facility. "
man \who threatened three migrant The gun turned ,out to be. a toy;
'workers with a gun while robbing that made little difference to the
them., terrified women *br-to-authorities,
Th the tPib, they ditItl a dd u tl fg CO tonib,,. D.1l
man.. with seven ',prior felony 30. of Quincy, with three b&itco '
and digTyr..a of armedrobew firearmr,
*'mariJuana .eulpivao-:,site nearbyt, n." ." mnap, 6mgear.te womep._1
.ere roughly' 2 ,small radibed minteiia~c: supevs'
marijuana plants wyeVe gfTwiig in Bill Carlin when he -saw .C
'containers on privat~. property* on running away with the womnensk
Luther Road." Had- they .been knapsacks andradios. ..
allowed to mature the plans.s Migranti.wotkers oftencary
would 'have had an estimated their personal "-ani/or.:ali
street value of $90,000, according belongings Vy'ith .thenpi tWo.pr-...
to:Lt. Jim .Corder, an investigator Carlin said,-and the three women,
for the Gadsden County Sheriff's were particularly. utipset because
Office. .their identification cards- weie ih1,
It, 'all started around 10 a.m. their knapsacks. ..
Tuesday, when three Hispanic "I called 911 arid. the deputies.
women were pulling weeds in an got out there pretty quick," Carli i'
area of the nursery that contains said. "The dispatcher answered
large-container magnolia and i'
crepe myrtle trees. See ARREST on Page 15 :,


Quincy scrambles

to fill 5 vacancies

City has no city manager, will
lose police chief in August

By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor
While city officials look for ways to save money,
cutting salaries at the top may not be an option. That's
because five critical positions are vacant.
Currently the city is advertising for a city manager
with a minimum salary of $110,000 per year plus
benefits. Jack McLean, interim city manager, has,
agreed to stay in that position until the end of
September or until a manager is hired.
The city is also without a permanent attorney.
McLean resigned as city attorney several months ago
.on the heels of commissioners not renewing the
contract of former city manager Bill Bogan. Interim
city attorney Larry White, who was supposed to stay
on through June, agreed to stay until tho end of
September at McLean's urging.
Police chief Gerald McSwain's last day will be Aug.
31. He is calling it quits after 30 years. McSwain's
early retirement could help the city if the new top cop
will take less money. The benefits will cost less.
Officials had hoped to save money by encouraging
employees with enough time to take early retirement.
The Building and Planning director, Timmi Fadioro,
has also given notice that he is leaving at the end of
September. One plan is to completely out source the
building and planning department.
McLean also announced Tuesday that Chad Brown,
director of public works, is also leaving.
"We have key vacancies that we're going to have to
address," McLean told city commissioners.
He said the process to fill some of the vacancies is
already underway'with the screening of applications,
interview committees set up and site visits planned.


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Gadsden Humane Society Featured


Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation

Sunday at First Baptist Church in


Gardening Friends of the Bi
Gardening Friends of the Big porting and assisting the faculty
Bend will meet at the North and staff of NFREC, an arm of
Florida Research and Education the University of Florida's
Center near Quincy at 6:30 p.m. Institute for Food and
July 15. The organization's pur- Agricultural Sciences. After the
pose is to promote gardening business meeting, Dr. Gary
and gardening research by sup- Knox will discuss the beginning


Strawberry
Female Brown Tabby
Approximate QOB: 4/20/08

This little girl is demure in phys-
ical appearance, but her person-
ality commands attention!
Among the other kittens you
can't miss her because she won't
let you she wants to be the cen-
ter of attention at all times. She
loves to talk, play and cuddle.
Not only is she cute as a button,
but she gets along great with
other cats and kittens.
She is a very special kitten and
would be a blessing to any good
home. Strawberry is current on
shots and ready for a permanent
home.
Please refer inquiries to the
Gadsden County Humane
Society at 850-539-0505 or
via e-mail to our cat foster coor-
dinator Farrah Wanner at farrah-
wanner@comcast.net. For more
information on adoptable pets,
go online at www.gadsdenhu-
mane.org humane.org/> .

g Bend to
of one of his newest research
projects on disease resistance
and maintenance needs of 12
varieties of roses. For more
information, contact Jill
Williams at 850-663-2280 or
Gary Knox at 850-875-7162.


USDA announces deadline for compensation pro-


First Baptist Church of Quincy
will host a special service rec-
ognizing and honoring all
Gadsden County law eniforce-
ment officers this Sunday.
The "Law Enforcement
Appreciation Sunday" will take
place during the 11 a.m. wor-
ship service in the church's
sanctuary, located at 210 W.
Washington St.
"We want to recognize our law
enforcement personnel and just


let them know that we appreci-
ate them," said Gus Spanos,
pastor of First Baptist. "We
believe that the Bible teaches us
to love and support those who
serve to protect us.
This service is a small way that
we can say thanks."
The service will include special
music and guest speaker
Marianne Scholer, Greensboro
police chief.
Scholer is an experienced law


enforcement officer who is a
former captain in the Orange
County Sheriff's Department.
Early in her career she served as
a journalist in the U.S. Navy.
All area law enforcement offi-
cers, their families and support
personnel are invited to attend
the special service.
Call 627-9688 for more infor-
mation or visit the church's Web
site at www.firstbaptist-
quincy.com.


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Quincy Kevin Kelley, state
director of U.S. Department of
Agriculture Farm Service
Agency in Florida, reminds
Florida Livestock producers
they have until July 18 to enroll
in the 2005-7 Livestock
Compensation Program and
Livestock Indemnity Program.
Signup began on Sept.10, 2007
for the two programs that pro-
vide aid to livestock producers
who suffered eligible livestock
or livestock feed losses between


Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007
because of a natural disaster.
"The deadline to enroll in the
2005-7 Livestock
Compensation Program and
Livestock Indemnity Program is
rapidly approaching," said
Kelley. "I encourage all eligible
producers to enroll soon because
sign-up ends on July 18."
LIP provides payments to eligi-
ble livestock owners and con-
tract growers who incurred the
death of livestock because of a


natural disaster. LCP provides
payments to eligible livestock
owners and cash lessees who
suffered feed losses or increased
feed costs because of a natural
disaster.
More information about LCP
and LIP is available online at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
For more information on tSA
programs, visit your local
USDA Service Center or the
agency's Web site,
httpp://www.fsa.usda.gov.


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The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008 3


M Vote And Elect

Dr. William C. Harvey
for
Superintendent of Gadsden County Schools


"A NEW Path for, A NEW Direction"
Citizens of Gadsden County. Florida, it is rime for a NEWpath that
kads us in a NEW direction. I am asking tor your support to help
me guide our students along the path of academic excellence, high-
er self-esteem, and greater respect for themselves and others by elect-
ing me as your Superintendent of Schools for Gadsden County.
Together, you and I can go to the polls in August and again mn
November to vote for the CHILDREN' Please join me on the NEW
path that leads to making decisions that are best for the students
who will someday be the leaders of Gadsden County.
Mission: To ensure that all students are educated in a safe, car-
iig and academically-enriched learning environment so that each
makes a positive contribution to society.
GOALS:
+ To ensure performance accountability of all employees
+ To assure that students are our fint priority in every decision
* To provide a safe learning environment min each school
+ To seek fair and equitable salaries competitive with other school systems
+ To implement a uniform payroll system for all employees
+ To encourage Site-Based management at the school level
+ To hire certified teachers and administrators at each school

It is time for a CHANGE
Ori August 26th
Vote for Dr. William Harvey
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From GRADES on Page 1
grade in the coming weeks.
James congratulated all of the county's principals
and their staffs, but was particularly pleased with
the progress made by Stewart Street Elementary.'
"Stewart went from an "F" to an "A" in three
years," he said, recalling that it wasn't very long
ago that 75 percent of the county's schools received
a score of "D" or "F."
Hilda Jackson, principal of Havana Elementary
School, was pleased with the grade earned at her
school. The school went from a "D" to a "B," the
highest grade the school has ever earned.
"I give credit to the parents, our faith-based
partners and the community," she said. "I also give
credit to my teachers and staff. They all worked
hard to pull together (to achieve the "B" grade)." Of Florida's 2,889 graded public schools
She added that the success of a home visitation earning "A'" through ."F'rades sear..
program and after-school tutorials were also key l.,583 earned an "A',"hn increase .f 100t' (-.
factors. schools, compared to last year.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist congratulated students, 542 earned a "B," an increase of t73
parents, teachers and principals for their schools,compared to last year. ..- .
achievements. 565 earned a ".C," a decrease of 22 .' '
"While we are proud of the success we have schools, compared to last year. .
gained, we pledge to continue working to make 154 earned a "D," a decrease of 62
improvements and lift up our struggling schools," .schools, compared to last year. .
he said. 45 earned an "F" a decrease of 38
Education Commissioner Eric Smith said this schools, compared to last.year.. ...,
year's grades indicate that the state's teachers and ..,.
schools are going "above and beyond to meet the .
needs of their students."
"I commend the on such excellent work," he said, "and thank them for their continued efforts to provide
quality learning environments that enable our children to succeed."
James said he was thrilled to be able to share such good news with the community, and encouraged
students, teachers and administrators at county schools receiving grades in the lower end of the spectrum to
continue their efforts to improve.
"This is a victory for every parent, every teacher and every student. 'Can't' is not in our vocabulary. Our
children can and they will learn; our job is to teach them," he said. "In this moment we celebrate what some
thought could not be done. In the next moment, we will be back at work dedicated to the success of all of
our children. With the continued support of this community, the best is yet to come."


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4 The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008

Opinions Columns Letters to the Editor "





A free e.xcha lge of ideas is necessary for good government and good communities.


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor



Contemplation


Too much, too little, too late


I know that people make mistakes. But
in my opinion, it is a crime that those
folks from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency kept millions of
dollars worth of supplies locked in a
warehouse for two years while the
people in Louisiana and Mississippi
continued to suffer.
Basic things such as pillowcases, coffee
makers, clothing, shoes, cleaning items,
plastic containers and dinnerware ended
up in Mississippi prisons and with that
state's Department of Wildlife, Fisheries
and Parks. Several colleges, volunteer
fire departments and other agencies all
got items that were intended for victims
of Hurricane Katrina.
Hardworking people who wanted to help
their fellow Americans donated a lot of
the items. It really irks me that people
neyer received the items given by
donors.
When the dust cleared after a CNN
investigation recently, $85 million worth
of supplies never reached the people
who needed them most. Mississippi, a
state whose people continued to suffer


after many of them lost everything, was
one of 16 states that had the supplies but
did not distribute them.
It can't just be a simple oversite by
someone. Last year when I was in New
Orleans and visited the Ninth Ward,
people were still in dire need of some of
these same supplies. People were still
eating donated food and wondering
when they would get electricity so they
could begin repairs.
I had heard all of the nasty things that
people in New Orleans said about
FEMA. I recoiled at some of the
verbiage printed on T-shirts in novelty
stores there. But those folks knew
exactly what they were talking about and
it is all true."
It is criminal that while people were
spending their last dollars to begin
cleaning up their property, FEMA was
holding on to 'tons of cleaning supplies.
Where were those in charge of
distribution on vacation somewhere? It
seems to me that it is more likely that
they just didn't care. After all, they
weren't the ones doing the suffering


unker down

with

Sl es


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


'Cleaning up' on aisle


Forget about gasoline! Cathy sent me
down to the store to buy a watermelon.
Both boys were home for' the Fourth of
July and she was determined to celebrate in
style. I saw the $6 sign and was mentally
trying to divide, the eight watermelons
stacked on the floor into six to see how
much this was going to cost me.
"We just got them in yesterday. They
should be fresh," the young sales lady
said, noting my hesitancy as she offered
her assistance.
"I don't need all eight. How much for
just one?"
"Oh, sir," she looked like I had dropped
in from another planet, "they are $6 a
piece."
Now people, I just stood there for a
moment. I think d real writer would call it a
pregnant pause or a reflective interlude or a
philosophical recess...... no' such literary
nom de plumes jumped into my head.
Mostly I was thinking about Archie Moore,
Max Manley and John Charles Sasser.
They grew real watermelons; not like
these puny little things. I leaned down and
turned one over. Just as I figured! No soft
spot. This melon was picked before it was
ripe. I bet it was harvested two or three
weeks ago and shipped in. It "filled out" on
its way to market.
The clerk squatted down beside me.
"What do you think?"
"Ma'am, Max Manley would call this a
"passover melon.'" I could see she was
thinking that other planet was Pluto or
Jupiter. I tried to explain, "When I was
your age Mr. Manley wouldn't even look
down at a melon this size. He'd pass on
over to the next one.. He was particular to a
fault as to what grew out in his garden. He
allowed that there were. only two kinds of
watermelons-'good 'ol big'uns and big
'ol good'uns!' And those were the only
kinds he would tolerate."
I didn't tell her that you could buy a great
big 'ol watermelon from Max, Archie or
John Charles for a quarter. If you didn't-
have a quarter they would give you one. If
you didn't have no way to get it home, they
would give it to you and then drop it off at
your house later on that afternoon. I reckon
what would happen if I told this young lady
I sure needed a melon but I didn't have $6?
When it got dark watermelons were free.
'Course, you had to crawl on your belly
like a reptile to get to them. The quieter
you could be the better off you were. You
had to be ready to run if the light came on
up at the big house. And it was understood
that you couldn't always pick the best
melon in the moonlight. We would wiggle
up to Mr. Moore's field and bust one open
with our fist. We'd eat the heart out and
then crawl over to the next hill and do the
same thing. No need to worry about seeds
with all those melons lying around!
Me and Leon were up at Mr. Manley's
feasting one night when the back lights
came on. One of his old dogs took to
barking up a storm and our position was
compromised. I slid backwards on my
stomach as fast as I could and turned to


warn Leon but he was gone..I saw him
jumping the fence two fields over! I lit a
shuck after him. My stomach was so full I
sloshed more than ran. I rolled under the
fence and figured Leon had made for the
safety of the big ditch:
He was hunkered down in some ducktails
laughing his fool head off. As soon as I
could get my breath, I joined in. I wasn't
sure exactly what was so funny but Leon
was having the time of his life! "Do you
think they recognized us?" I managed to
get out between howls.
"I ran like Bobby C., I think we are safe."
As the laughter slowed and our heart rate
descended, a remarkable thought popped
into my head. We had .watermelons of our
own in that little garden behind the house!
What were we doing two farms over
crawling through the bushes, weeds, dirt
and I don't know what all else in the dead
of night to borrow a bite or two from Max
Manley? '
I posed the question to Leon. "It beats the
heck," he didn't hesitate, "out of catching
fireflies." Somehow, in 1956, that made
perfect sense.
I remember Mr. Archie told us once that
we could have all the melons we wanted.
"Just come over any time and pick them."
We, of course, never went over there after
that. There was no adventure in picking'em
up in plain daylight-with permission!
If folks had watermelons left over, as the
season drew to a close they'd turn the hogs
in to polish off what was left of the patch.
Whatever the pigs didn't finish got plowed
under to make ready for the next crop. The
cycle never stopped. And the price never
changed.
And now they are asking $6 for just one
watermelon! I wish Mr. Archie, Max and
John Charles Sasser could see this. They
would ask the band to play "Who'd
a'thought it!" It seems un-American to me.
I mean, gas prices are one thing....but that
gets into international markets, economic
factor, oil futures and things that are
foreign to me. Watermelons were invented
in Hahira, Ga.
Our "commercial" melons were only a
quarter. We'd get them from the ice house
man. He had a small building down past
the American Legion hall. It had big blocks
of ice stacked inside with semi-wet
sawdust on the floor. He'd place
watermelons all around the ice and you
could pick out the one you wanted. We'd
linger in the cool of the ice house and argue
over which melon was best. I can still see
his hand made card board sign advertising
"Ice Cold Melons-25 Cents." Lord, I
*thought those days would never end.
As we stood up the nice sales lady said,
"You want me to pick one out for you?"
"Not for $6! I think I'll 'pass
over .......but I sure thank you for the
memories......"

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Speaking




by Angye Morrison, Managing Editor



Looking for some hands to

shake and attached opinions


Don't you just hate it when someone
asks you to speak or write about
yourself? I do. But occasionally, it's
a must. As the old saying goes, if you
don't toot your own horn, no one
else will. So here goes...
This week is my -first as managing
editor at the Gadsden County Times,
and I'm truly excited to be here. I'm
thrilled to be a part of the team, and
you're going to see some great things
in the coming weeks and months. I
look forward to getting to know the
communities we serve, and the
people who call them home.
Now, about me...I am originally
from a microscopic town in Georgia
- Lincolnton, to be exact. There are,
two stoplights and only one high
school. And on any given Friday
night during football season,
everyone (and I do mean everyone)
is at Biuddy Bufford Field cheering
on the Lincoln County Red Devils.
There's not much else to do, unless
you're a thief. No one in my
hometown locks their doors, and
football games would, I think,
provide the best opportunity to,
umm, acquire some new
merchandise.
People in my hometown become
different creatures during football
season, and I suppose you can't grow
up in that kind of environment and
not be affected by it. I am a rabid fan
of the Red Devils and the Georgia
Bulldogs, and my behavior can
become a bit, well, intense, during
football season. I can't help it. I think
they put something in the water in
Lincolnton. It makes us all crazy.
There's apparently no known cure.
After my high school graduation, I
attended Augusta State University in
Augusta, Ga., where I earned a
bachelor's degree in journalism.
Augusta is the home of the Augusta
National and yes, I have attended the
Masters golf tournament numerous
times. I'm not much on golf, but I do
enjoy people watching. The Masters
is a great venue for that.


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I have worked with several papers,
including the Augusta Chronicle, The
Columbia News-Times and The
SMcDuffie Progress, all in Georgia,
and the Nassau County Record,
located in Callahan, Fla. With the
exception of the Chronicle, they're
all small, weekly, papers. That's just
the way I like it.
You see, small, weekly newspapers
are the backbone of any community.
It's where folks in the community go
to find out what's going on, and to
stay on top of the issues.
But it's so much more than that. You
see, those newspapers contain the
history of their respective
communities, telling the stories of
the people and their lives. For these
reasons, weekly newspapers deserve
much respect for the important role
they play.
The best thing about weeklies is, in
my opinion, the fact that they can
cover the things that a larger
newspaper wouldn't. School honor
rolls, pictures of children at a school
event, club and civic photos, a local
student with his prize-winning
heifer... these are all things that
weeklies will gladly give space to..
The big guys don't care about such
things.
Someone once asked me why the
newspaper covered that kind of stuff.
My reply was simply this: "Because
we can."
So as we get to know each other over
the coming weeks, I look forward to
talking with each of you. I want to
hear what you think about the
Gadsden County Times. Tell me
what you like. Tell me what you
don't like. The Times should be a
mirror image df the community '-
and I'll need your input to make it
so.
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bleachers .along with you, cheering
our local teams on to victory.
I have to cheer for them all. I can't
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In


by. Leslie Roberts,
General Manager


The Bear

Creek

brouhaha



Although I agree with County
Manager Marlon Brown's
decision to let the Purple Hatters
have their music festival, I'm not
crazy about the way it went
down.
Here's why: Both sides could
have been a bit more
forthcoming. When festival
organizers start selling tickets to
an event before the county has
given its official opinion, it can
only lead to a few ruffled feathers
at the least.
But when several
commissioners harpooned the
idea initially, leaving it in
Brown's (unelected) hands; it
struck me as a bit shortsighted.
I can understand the concerns
they had, after hearing
constituents' arguments against it.
A good number of area residents
turned out at a county
commission during which was
debated a permit for a larger,
three-day festival Paul Levine
and his associates had planned.
But a small event such as this
one, which is billed as a
fundraiser for a foundation
supporting victims like Rachel
Hoffman, who was killed in May
in Tallahassee after informing on
several drug dealers, seems like
an ideal opportunity to give the
idea of music festivals at the.
former Ponderosa Wildlife
Preserve a dry run.
Proponents say they have
limited the number of
participants to 400, As of
Tuesday, only 50 tickets had been
sold. The 400-plus acre
Wetumpka site off Lake Talquin
Road is surrounded by high
fence.
The most. difficult thing to
gauge is the decibel level 10
bands will generate, and there's
only one way to find out.
The city of Midway finally
came to that understanding when
they permitted mud boggers to
put on a special invitation only
bog for city council members to
demonstrate the aural impact of
souped-up trucks plowing
through the earth.
A few residents protested
mightily when the idea was
proposed more than a year ago,
but the man behind the machines
came back to city council and
offered a demonstration.
The city permitted an
Independence Day weekend mud
bog as a result; and the venture is
one that could draw much-needed
money into the local economy.
The same goes for Bear Creek
festivals. It's hard to say what
kind of economic impact a larger
music festival could have locally,
but it's impossible to know
without permitting one.
I'll be interested to see how it
turns out.









The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008 5


Havana, other cities get


fire and rescue grants


Gadsden County Sheriff's Office arrests

Renardo Senitell Mathis: Aggravated battery.
Angela Luverne Tharpe: Cultivation of cannibas within 1.000 feet of a church. Possession of
less than 20 grams of cannibas within 1,000 feet of a church, Possession of firearm while commis-
sion of felony. possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a house where drugs ae sold and
stored.
Robert Anthony Tharpe: Possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams
of cannibas.
Robert Timothy Tharpe: Cultivation of cannibas within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of
less than 20 grams of cannibas with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a church, possession
of a firearm while in commission of a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a
house where drugss are sold and stored.
William Bradwell: Aggravated battery (domestic).
Kevin Cribley: Possession of burglary tools.
Charles Colomb: Vop/Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Rasheem Thomas: Grand theft of motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
(domestic) and domestic battery and criminal mischief.
Octavia Donaldson: Domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Machel Bell: Possession with intent to sell cannabis.
Laterrance Thomas: Vop/Burglary of dwelling and grand theft.
Kevin Robinson: Vop/sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine.
Kineta Sampson: Possession of drug paraphernalia, ggale of cannabis within 1,000 feet of a
store and sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a store.
Timmy Dewitt McBride: Possession of cannabis within 1,000 feet of a store and sale of
cannabis within 1,000 feet of a store.
Damian Harris: Possession of crack cocaine WITS within 1,000 feet of a housing project and
possession of cannabis M/T 20 grams within .1,000 feet of a housing project.
Harry Mitchell: Possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a store and sale of crack
cocaine within 1,000' feet of a store.
Willie Bostick: Possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell within 1L,000 feet of a store and
Vop/cocaine sale and possession.
Jeremy Smith: Possession with intent to sell crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing
and sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing.
James Rutherford: Stopping payment with intent to defraud and PWBC.


dents from fire."
This week's round of nation-
al fire grants amounts to almost
$12 million dollars and
includes grants provided to the
following fire departments and
organizations in Florida for:

FY 2008 Assistance to
Firefighters Grants
Town of Havana: Havana
Operations and Safety,
$33,203.
Stone Mill Creek Fire
Department: Wewahitchka
Vehicle Acquisition, $199,500.
Four Communities Fire
Department Inc.:C o c o a
Vehicle Acquisition, $142,200.
City of Maitland and Fire
Rescue Maitland Operations
and Safety, $24,610.
The, U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's AFG pro-
gram is an important compo-
nent' of' the administration's
larger, coordinated effort to
strengthen 'the nation's overall
level of preparedness. The AFG
ik designed to enhance response


capabilities and to protect the
health and safety of the public
more effectively with respect to
fire and other hazards. The
grants enable local fire depart-
ments and emergency medical
services organizations to fund
or receive training, conduct
first responder health and safe-
ty programs and buy equipment
and response vehicles.
The AFG is administered
cooperatively by two FEMA
components: the National
Preparedness Directorate and
the United States Fire
Administration.
The full list of FY 2007
AFG recipients and other infor-
mation is posted on the AFG
Web site at www.firegrantsup-
port.com.
FEMA coordinates the fed-
eral government's role in
preparing for, preventing, miti-
gating the effects of, respond-
ing to, and recovering from all
domestic disasters, whether
natural or man-made, including
acts of terror.


Move Over Florida enforcement wave successful


Special to the Times

Gadsden County drivers got
a chance to learn the conse-
quences of noncompliance with
the state's Move Over Law June
6 during Operation Highway
Enforcement Accident
Reduction Team.
Several law enforcement
agencies, including the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office and the
Chattahoochee, Gretna and
Havana police departments, par-


ticipated in the exercise, which
resulted in 106 unlawful speed
citations, 29 Move Over Law
violation citations and 15 faulty
equipment notices.
Statewide, law enforcement
officers have been working hard
to enforce the Move Over Law
since it became official in 2002.
The law requires drivers to
move over one lane whenever
an emergency vehicle on the
side of the road has emergency
lights activated.,
.If moving over is not an


option, the drivers must simply
slow down at least 20 mph
below the posted speed limit.
Compliance with Florida's
Move Over Law is critical for
the safety of law enforcement
officers and other emergency
personnel working on highways.
A statewide Move Over Law
Task Force was formed to devel-
op strategies to better educate
the public about the law and,to
better enforce it.
The enforcement wave was a
recommendation of the task


force. Johfn Czetnis. "But this effort
During the 'week long cam- doesn't end here. We will con-
paign from. June. 23-29. law"tinue to enforce this life saving


enforcement agencies statewide.
issued more:than 4,500 citations"
to Move Over Law violators and
more than 10,000 warnings,,
which included Move Over vio-
lations and other offenses.
"This is a true testament to
what can be accomplished when
law enforcement officers across
the state team up with a com-
mon goal," said Florida
Highway Patrol Director Col.


law and we are going to contin-
ue to educate the public. We'll'
save more lives through
enforcement and education."
How important is this effort?
During the five-year period
of 1996-2000, motorists in
Florida crashed into working
law enforcement vehicles that
were stopped or parked along
Florida roadways 1,793 times,
resulting in five deaths and 4f19


injuries.
"This was a successful week.
We appreciate the efforts of all
law enforcement, officers
statewide. We believe when
people learn of this law, they
will help us protect our law
enforcement officers and first
responders, so the key is educa-
tion," said Executive Director
Electra Bustle.
Law enforcement, first
responders and roadside service
personnel remind you to "Move
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ATLANTA Federal
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6 The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008



When to bolt: Safety tips for living where lightning is


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Florida has its share'of light-
ning strikes and bears the dis-
tinction of being named the
lightning capital of the nation.
According to Brian LaMarre
of Weather Report, a publication
that promotes hazardous weath-
er awareness in Florida, the fact
that Florida has so many strikes
per year can be blamed on the
location of the state.
"The Florida peninsula is
bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
to the east and the Gulf of
Mexico to the west and as a
result, daytime heating often
generates a sea breeze boundary
that moves inland from each of
our coasts during the day. When
these boundaries collide, thun-
derstorms are the result,"


LaMarre said.
Typical lightning measures
about an inch but can run any-
where from two to 10 miles in
distance.
When lightning strikes, it can


heat the air up to 50,000 degrees
and the air then expands, result-
ing in the explosive sound that
we know as thunder. Contrary to
what some believe, there can be
no lightning without thunder.
It is the lightning strike that


creates the thunder.
There are ways for people to
stay safe when lightning is
occurring.
The most unsafe place to be
is in an open area such as a
sports field or
golf course.
Nearly all of
the deaths from
lightning occur
when people are
in an open area,
or people go
under trees seek-
ing shelter -to
keep dry from
storms.
Outdoor water activities such
as swimming boating and fish-
ing are dangerous when light-
ning is happening.
The best thing people can to
is to go inside a substantial


structure and stay away from
open windows and doors.
Lightning that strikes the
ground or water can move hori-
zontally more than 30 feet in all
directions.
"Covered picnic shelters,
tents and convertibles, even if
the top is up, offer absolutely no
protection from lightning. An
automobile with a metal roof
provides some protection and
safety. Contrary to what many
people think, the rubber tires do
not provide protection. If light-
ning strikes an automobile, the
electricity flows .around the
metal shell of a hardtop vehicle
and is redirected to the ground,
so the occupants inside are pro-
tected," LeMarre said.
Here are some lightning safe-
ty tips that LaMarre has to offer:
Avoid open high ground


and isolated large trees.
Avoid swimming pools,
lakes, rivers, beaches and boats.
Seek shelter inside a build-
ing or automobile but not a con-
vertible or golf cart.
Stay away from doors, wid-
ows and metal objects such as
pipes and faucets.
Don't use corded' tele-
phones and stay away from elec-
trical devices.
The National Weather
Service urges people to be aware
of what they have named the
"30/30 Rule." The rule is that
when people see lightning,
count the time until you hear'
thunder. If the time is 30 sec-
onds or less, go immediately to a
safer place.
As the storm passes, wait 30
minutes or more after hearing
the last clap of thunder before


leaving the shelter.
NWS says that the rule works
best when thunderstorms are
approaching, much like the
storms experienced many after-
noons in Gadsden and the sur-
rounding counties.
The best thing to do is use
common sense and pay attention
to clouds that are gathering high
in the skies because it could
mean that a thunderstorm is
forming.
Unfortunately, many people
also go out too soon after the
storm has apparently passed.
Many deaths occur from
lightning strikes more. than 10
miles away from a thunder-
storm.
Deaths have been known to
occur ahead of the storms
because people wait to late to go
inside.


Program provides health, safety


information for senior citizens


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Modiste Jones had heard of
generic drugs for years. But
until Tuesday during a presen-
tation entitled, "Generic or"
name brand: Which medication
should I choose?" the distinc-'
tion wasn't clear.
"I learned a lot about the
difference between the generic
drugs and the brand names. It
was very interesting, very inter-
esting," Jones, who was one of
about 100 senior citizens who
gathered for the program in the
Arnett Chapel AME Church,
said.
Capital Health Plan spon-
sored the program, and it was
.open to everyone. Donna Wells
and Tequila Hagan, c,-.,mlsilinlit,
Soutreach coordinators for
.Capital Health, both said the.
program was a success.
"This is patterned after the


, Lunch and Learn programs we
have been doing in Leon
County. We wanted to do some-
thing similar in Gadsden
County. We would like to do
these on the first Tuesday of
each month in different areas of
the county. We're in the process
of trying to identify locations,"
Wells said.
Hagan said the program is
for senior citizens who want to
learn more about creating and
maintaining healthy, happy and
active life styles.
Darrell Williams of the
Quincy Fire Department pre-
sented a short program on fire
safety, during which he
instructed participants on fire
safety.
"They have, grandchildren
.lnd il some cases, great-girarid-
children, coming over,, to. visit,
S.ad.J wasatrying to impress on -.
them the important of outlet
covers," Williams said.


Williams also .demonstrated
the proper use of fire extin-
guishers and smoke detectors.
A representative from
Florida Telecommunications
Relay Inc., a statewide non-
profit organization that pro-
vides special telephones for
hearing and/or speech-impaired
citizens, was on hand to provide
information of who is eligible
for the program. The program
also offers free telephones to
those who qualify.
Eye screenings were avail-
able. as well as information on
exercise and fitness.
Marilyn Feaver said she was
happy that she heard about the
program and that she decided to
attend.
"This is great and it is very
mtich nee.led ,he ,jia ,
A comiplueiiLtiiy i trincl' x a,
served .at -the-end ofL. the pro-
gram, which lasted from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m.


Continuous overcrowding at the Gadsden County Jail has caused an unusual amount of wear
on inmate cells. Maj. James Morgan, jail administrator, shows visitors the most recently renovat-
ed celhpod. Impprovemeanits.ingluded newly painteWd ,walls' ad a forp~ replaepient of shBer drains.
and the addition of new writing tables. Inmates completed a majority of the work, according to
Morgan. As of Monday, 238 inmates were in the jail, which was built to house 157.


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The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008 7



Hinson announces candidacy for Gadsden County School Board


Dear Friend and Community
Member:
I proudly announce my can-
didacy for Gadsden County
School Board Member, District
I. I am a product of the Gadsden
County School System, and the
son of Rev. William and Jeanette
Hinson. Furthermore, I am the
Godson of Mrs. Catherine
James, former Gadsden County
School Board Member. I attend-
ed the elementary and secondary
schools in Havana, Florida and
quite known for my role as the
Quarterback of Havana
Northside High School. During
the 1991-1992 season, I led the
Gladiators to their first Bowl
Game ever. I also broke state
records in passing yardage in a
single season (3, 002) and num-
ber of touchdowns for a single
season (40 touchdowns). In
addition, I tied the state record
in the number of touchdowns for
a single game (7 touchdowns).
Currently, I still hold the state
records for the above, and I am
an inductee of the Havana
Northside High School Hall of
Fame. This is why my work
with the Florida High School
Athletic Association is so
important to me and this great
community. It affords me the
opportunity to ensure that our


athletes' needs are being met
and that they are given the best
opportunities available to excel
in their athletic endeavors.
More so, I continued my
post-secondary education at
Florida A&M University as a
member of the Rattler Football
Team. I graduated with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Agricultural Business and came
back to serve the community of
Havana. I worked in the
Gadsden County School System
for four years as a math and sci-
ence instructor, visiting teacher,
and football and track coach. In
the Spring of 2003, I was Aamed
Coach of the Year for Class 1A,
District 3; a prestigious award
that helped me to close out.the
final season of the Gladiator
Football program. Currently, I
am -an Academic Advisor for
freshmen and sophomore year
students at Florida A&M
University.

I am a life-long resident of
Havana, Florida. I am married
to Mrs. Tammy Hinson, 2002
Gadsden County Teacher of the
Year, 2004 East Gadsden High
School Teacher of the year, 2004
Gadsden County District
Teacher of the Year Finalist, and
Member of the Florida Council


of Teacher of English Board of
Directors. We are the proud par-.
ents of a beautiful daughter, Erin
Hinson. As you can see, my
family and I are truly stakehold-
ers of the Gadsden County
School System. I promise to
continue to fight for our system
and to continue to improve the
quality of education in Gadsden
County. This is why I need your
support and vote on August 26,
2008.
Professional & Civic
Affiliations
National School Boards
Association
Florida School Boards
Association
Florida High School Athletic
Association, Board of Directors
Florida High School Athletic
Association Appeals
Committee, Member (2004-
2006)
Florida High School Athletic
Association Hall of Fame
Nominee -
Gadsden County Planning
and Zoning Commission,
Member
Vice-President of Havana's
Recreation Committee
Havana Lions Club
President, East Gadsden
High School Boys' Basketball
Booster Club


GADSDEN LEARNS
Project, Board of Directors
Vice President, Gadsden
County Chapter of Florida
A&M University Alumni
Chapter
National Education
Association
United Faculties of Florida
American Football Coaches'
Association
Black Coaches Association
American Federation of
Teachers
Vice President of
Toastmasters, Inc. Tallahassee,
Florida
Gadsden County Juvenile
Justice Council
Gadsden Public Agencies for
Children
ERIC HINSON'S leadership
accomplishments on the
Gadsden County School Board
include:
COMPETITIVE SALARIES
Highest Administrator,
Teacher and Staff Salaries in the
history of the district
FCAT
Highest Writing Scores in
District's History (Highest 4th
grade scores in the Big Bend
Area in 2008)
Highest Math Scores in
District's History .
Highest Science Scores in


District's History
VOCATIONAL PRO-
GRAMS
Strengthened vocational pro-
grams that provide career oppor-
tunities for students after gradu-
ation


ALTERNATIVE


PRO-


GRAM
Revitalized alternative edu-
cation to meet the needs of non-
traditional students and to pro-
mote drop-out prevention.
GRADUATION RATE
Highest Graduation Rate in
District's History (2007-noted
by the Department of Education
as' the 2nd highest district to
show improvement in gradua-
tion rates).
COMMUNITY OUT-
REACH
Establishment of faith-based
partnerships with local churches
and civic organizations.
My desire to continue to
improve the quality of education
in Gadsden County Schools is
one of personal commitment
and fulfillment. I need your
help to prepare our students for
the 21st Century and a Global
Society.
Together, we can continue
to...
Improve student attendance
in all grade levels


Provide competitive salaries
for. our employees
Provide'ongoing staff devel-
opment for employees in their
areas of expertise
Strengthen vocational pro-
,grams. that offer on-the-job
training and certifications for
students of the Gadsden District
Provide quality health insur-
ance to the employees of the
Gadsden School System
Provide programs that pro-
mote quality Family Literacy
and Faith-Based.initiatives that
bridge the gap between school
and home life.
Recruit and retain highly
qualified teachers in the
Gadsden Community.


Breaking bread together: Big Bend Hospice hosts gathering for chaplains


Gadsden, area clergy invited to luncheon and discussion of ministerial sensitivity to suicidal loss


Big Bend Hospice invites
area clergy to attend a special
luncheon on Thursday, July 17,
2008, from Noon-1:15 p.m at
the Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital Auditorium, 1300
Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee,
FL. A complimentary lunch will


be served.
Guests are asked to park in
the parking garage and to come
through the hospital (directional
signs will be posted).
Parking tickets may be vali-
dated at the reception desk in the
Atrium.


"We have planned a very spe-
cial time for our clergy to gath-
er, fellowship and to discuss
issues that impact them in their
ministry," said Rev. Candace
McKibben, Big Bend Hospice
Pastoral Care Coordinator. "At
this quarterly meeting Reverend


Dr. John Galloway Pastoral
Care Director and CPE
Supervisor at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital will speak
about Ministerial Sensitivity to
Suicidal Loss.
A table discussion will fol-
low.


The meeting is open to all
clergy in Leon, Jefferson,
Madison, Taylor, Wakulla,
Franklin, Liberty and Gadsden
counties.
To make reservations for the
luncheon, please contact Rev.'
Candace McKibben at Big Bend


Hospice by July 15th if possible.
Her email address is
candace@bigbendhospice.org
or you may call her at (850) 878-
5310 ext. 250 or toll free at
(800) 772-5862.
Please feel free to invite other
clergy.


DuPont CONSTRUCTION, LLC

Business Profile


Business Name:
DuPont Construction, LLC
Licensed and Insured


Owner:
Stan DuPont
(850) 539-0476 (office)
(850) 539-8092 (fax)


Type of Business:
New Home Construction. Commercial Construction.
Church Construction / Renovation


Background:
Certified Building Contractor
State of Florida Lic #CBC1253903
Four-year Construction Related Degree
2nd Generation Builder
Henry Armstead, Grandfather/Contractor
Building Trades Instructor
Federal Correctional Institution
Habitat for Humanity Coordinator
Apprenticeship Training Coordinator
Apprenticeship Training Coordinator
U.S. Dept. of Justice
Member of Tallahassee Builders Association


Philosophy:
Exceed customers' expectations.
Treat people like you want to be treated.
Do what you say.
If problems arise, fix them immediately.
Answer/return every phone call.
Take the headache out of construction.


T'S REVIVAL TIMEi


St. Stephens Primitive Baptist Church
472 Williams Road
Gretna, Florida 32332


July 13 18, 2008
7:00 p.m. nightly

Messengers:


Minister Keith Cloud
Sunday, July 13'h
Tuesday, July 15"'
Thursday, July 17'h


Elder Harry M. Cloud, Sr.
Monday, July 14th
Wednesday, July 16th


Minister Anthony Oliver of Orlando, Florida
Friday, July 18th

"If my people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from
heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
II Chronicles 7:14

COME ONE, COME ALL --- See You At The Revival!








8 The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008


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Sorts


New


Chattahoochee Red Birds took a
DODGERS,' RED BIRDS ON break from the
ALL-STAR BREAK Georgia/Flonda/Alabama baseball


The Quincy Dodgers and the


league last week due to the league's


All-Star game.
The teams will start second half
play Sunday with the Dodgers hosting
the Red Birds at 3 pm at Dodger's Park.
At the break the Dodgers are 8-5.
while the Chattahoochee team is 6-6.
They both trail Tallahassee in the
'Southern Division of the league. The
Knights are 11-1.
The league's regular season ends
August 17. Play-offs begin Aug. 24.
MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR
GAME TUESDAY
The Major league All-Star game
will be played in Yankee Stadium next
Tuesday. It should be a real gala event
this year. The New York stadium- will
never host another All-Star game.
because, and I sure everyone probably
knows, Yankee Stadium will close after
this baseball season.
Two of the starters on the
American league team will be Yankees.
Big Apple fans won't be happy that
four Red Sox will be in the starting
line-up. A total of three Yankees are on
the roster while Boston has seven ros-
ter players. East Division leader
Tampa Bay has only two players on the


roster.
The National League roster has
seven Cubs and no more than two play-
ers from any other team.
CALL FROM McCULLOUGH
Got a call Tuesday afternoon from
Ricky McCullough the head basketball
coach at Bainbridge High School.
Ricky is recuperating from a foot.
operation. He coached at Chipley for a
number of years after coaching at,
Liberty County High. He has been at
Bainbridge for two years and enjoys
coaching in South Georgia.
Locally, Ricky is remembered as
a star on the Quincy Raider AAU
Basketball teams that were successful
in the late '70s through the early '90s.
Ricky says he'll be laid up a few
more weeks. He's 16oking forward to
this basketball season. Bainbridge and
East Gadsden play each other in a
home and home schedule this cam-
paign.
Ricky's son P.J. graduated,from
Gamer Webb where he was on a bas-
ketball scholarship. He lives in
Charlotte. working for Street and
Smith's, and is starting to work on-his


master's degree.
His daughter Emmy will be a
sophomore at Central Florila where
she'll play basketball this season.
Ricky put a lot of wear and tear
on his legs and feet playing basketball
over the years. Knowing him he'll be
up and around soon.
RIDGE MANOR TRIP
Liberty County's Dixie Youth
Major All-Star team will play in the
state tournament in Ridge Manor start-
ing Saturday.
The team is under the Liberty
County Recreation Departments direc-
tion. As a staff member of the depart-
ment I will attend the tournament. I
thought my days of dealing with teams
in state tournaments were over. Richie
Smith. Liberty County rRecreation
director, has the main responsibilities
of handling the team's credentials. I'll
be there to help. if needed.
True fully I'm looking forward to
the trip and expect to have a nice time.
By the way, for those who don't
know,. Ridge Manor is east .of
Brooksville off 1-75.


Seminole Ramlins


I've been ask to explain why
we didn't have many love bugs
this spring. Well, my uneducat-
ed guess would be we've had a
wet spring and if our showers
keep coming in the evening,
there won't be any this fall, if'
you remember the dry years are
when they are the worst.
Dog days are here already
and will last until September.
This is the time when the Dog
Star, or Sirius, shines. This is
the time when the song birds do
not sing. The reason they don't
ping is because they shed their
plumage and are not pretty to
look at. Sometimes in early- to
mid-September, they will sing
again.
The deadly fire ant effects all
life in the southeastern USA.
This little pest now has a preda-
tor that will consume him: The
"Phorid" fly is his name. He was
brought into this county by uni-
versities from seven states and it


is a proven fact that each fly will
kill 200 to 300 fire ants in its
lifetime. They have been
released in 11 southeastern
states so far. Let's hope!
Andy Koundourakis and Jake
Jeter won the Thursday night
big fish tournament with 4.68
pounds, on top-water frog.
Sometimes life around the
water gets real complicated.
This week, while outside watch-
ing the sun come up, I saw a
wading white egret shoot his bill
out and pluck something from
the weeds he was wading in. He
jumped-and took to wing, with a:
2-foot snake in his mouth. I
have seen a blue heron catch one
on two or three occasions.
Many bass were taken this
week twixtt showers. The top
water bite is' very good for those
who know when and where to
go.
However, the bream again
overpower the bass as a meat
fish this week, and many limits
were taken on crickets and a few.
on wigglers.
The fish tale of the week


comes from Wayne Barwick,
who says he caught two-and-a-
half hybrids on a Jiggen spoon.
I asked him to explain, and he
said he landed the first two out-
right and the third one came off
at the boat and lay on top of the
water. He flounced, out of the
water hit the side of the.boat and
went back into the water, then
flounced again up in the air and
fell inside of the boat. Two-and-
a-half hybrids!

Wingate's Fishing Report


Lake Surface Temp
780
Lake Level: 1 foot down
Lake overall
Clear
Flintt Greenish
Chattahoochee
Low and amber
Spring Creek
Clear and low


Report provided
Wingate


by Jack


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Tallahassee area Soccer and Lacrosse can compete at Southeast Sports


TALLAHASSEE Local
Youth Soccer and Lacrosse
teams have a chance to compete
against teams from around the
southeast at the Southeast
Sports Festival, to be held
August 2-3 in Tallahassee.
Lacrosse will be played Aug.
2 and 3 at Chiles High School
with competition in three age
groups; Boys Under 13
(Warrior); Boys Under 15
(Seminole) and Boys High
School (Grades 9-12).
The Lacrosse entry fee is
$425 per team and teams must
register online at


www.SoutheastSportsFestival.o
rg by July 11. Each team is
guaranteed three games. Rosters
are limited to 25 players and
three coaches.
Youth Soccer will be played
Aug. 2 and 3 at Eleanor Klapp-
Phipps Park and the Meadows
Soccer Complex with competi-
tion in the following age
groups: 'Girls 12 and Under (8
vs. 8), Girls 14 and Under, Girls
16 and Under, Girls 18 and
Under, Boys 12 and Under (8
vs. 8), Boys 14 and Under, Boys
16 and Under and Boys 18 and
Under


Entry fee is $400 per team.
Teams must register online at
www.SoutheastSportsFestival.o
rg by July 11.
Each team is guaranteed
three games. Tournament for-
mat will be determined based
on number of entries: Rosters
are limited to 18 players and
three coaches. The 12 and
under division will play 8 v. 8.
All other divisions will play 11
v. 11.
The 2008 'Southeast Sports
Festival offers individuals and
teams that participate in their
local 2008 National Congress of


State Games sport event the
opportunity to compete against
State Games participants from
those states.
Athletes at the Southeast
Sports Festival will be coming
to Tallahassee from the
Alabama Sports Festival.
Bluegrass State Games
(Kentucky), Commonwealth
Games of Virginia, Florida's
Sunshine State Games, Georgia
State Games, State Games of
Mississippi and State Games of
North Carolina
Several states have also been
granted provisional permission


to participate in the 2008
Southeast Sports Festival.
These states are Arkansas,
Louisiana, South Carolina,
Tennessee and West Virginia.
Approximately 2,000 of the
Southeast's finest amateur ath-
letes are expected to compete in
the nine sports (baseball, bas-
ketball, fencing, flag football -
adult, lacrosse, soccer, taek-
wondo, tennis and track and
field) of the 2008 Southeast
Sports Festival. Athletes for all
sports except for lacrosse and
soccer need a qualifying per-
formance in Florida's Sunshine


State Games to compete in the
Southeast Sports Festival.
Since lacrosse and soccer are
not offered in the Sunshine
State Games, they are consid-
ered an open sport and no qual-
ifying is needed.
Hosting the biennial event is
the Tallahassee Sports Council,
a division of the Tallahassee
Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau and the Florida Sports
Foundation, the official sports
* promotion and development
organization of the state of
Florida. '


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By Joe Ferolito


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The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008 9


Anthony "Dr. V" Viegbesie, announces his candidacy for House District 8


My name is Anthony
Viegbesie, but affectionately
called "Dr. V." I am a candidate
for the Florida House of
Representatives District 8.
I am 2nd of 8 children and
the first member of my family to
come to this country from
Nigeria. When I arrived in
Tifton, Georgia on September
16, 1978. I started my life as a
migrant farm worker, picking
cucumbers and tomatoes, all
around Southern Georgia.
Today, I have an Associate
degree in Agriculture, a
Bachelors degree in Business, a
Masters degree in Economics,
and a Doctorate degree in Public
Administration.
I have been a Professor of
Economics and Public


Administration at Tallahassee
Community College and an
Adjunct Professor of Economics
at Florida A&M University for
almost 25 years. I am married to
the former Diane Wynn and we
have four children.
As a former agricultural farm
worker, I am committed to
rewarding state workers and
teachers with the pay raises they
deserve and making healthcare
and affordable housing accessi-
ble to all families. I know what
it means to work hard and
understand the struggles and
needs of working families.
As an economist, I am com-
mitted to advocating policies
that will enable existing busi-
nesses to sustain themselves as
well as attracting new ones to


create living wage employment
opportunities in our communi-
ties. I understand that when fam-
ilies are able to buy groceries,
gasoline and the basic necessi-
ties of life the economy pros-
pers. As a professional educator,
I am committed to fully funding
public education to make it
accessible and affordable to all
citizens and making policies that
allow using the FCAT only as a
diagnostic tool. I understand
that education is the greatest
equalizer in our society.
As a naturalized immigrant, I
have adopted America with all
of its goodness and blessings
and I do not take being an
American for granted. My fami-
ly and I are proud to call our-
selves first generation citizens


of.Gadsden County. My wife is
now an Assistant Principal at
East Gadsden High School in
Quincy.
I have the ability to transcend
political parties in order to get
the job done. I am the only can-
didate in this race who has been:
Recognized in the "African
American Calendar" for the sig-
nificant contributions I have
made to improving the quality
of life in Leon, Gadsden and
surrounding counties.
Awarded the "Consumers'
Rights Advocate Award" by the
Florida Justice Association in
recognition of my outstanding
legislative efforts in the protec-
tion and safety of Florida's con-
sumers, workers and families.
Awarded the "Gwendolyn


Cherry-Sawyer
Award" by the Florida .l*
State Conference of r-
NAACP in recogni-
tion of my outstand-
ing advocacy for
Civil Rights.
Awarded the
"Public Service
Award" by the
National Forum for
Black Public
Administrators for
my dedication to pub-
lic service.
Allow me to serve
this great country that
has done so much for
me. Vote* "Dr.V" for
to the Florida House
District 8 on August
26,2008.


Gerald McGill makes bid for Gadsden County School Board district 1 seat


The reason I am running is to
bring new life and eliminate pol-
itics from the educational
system. We need a system to
get our parents motivated and
empowered, and to make the
necessary changes in the
Gadsden County School District
(i.e. dropout/retention rates,
vocational options and read-
ing programs). At the end of the
day, it is not about who
knows who or what connec-
tions you may have but yet
about the academic success of
the


students in our county.
If elected, I will be the voice
for ALL (children) who do not
have a voice. We have to make
sure that ALL children
receive the best education. I will
take time to understand the
workings of the system and
programs. One cannot make
good decisions without
understanding the positive
and negatives of the issues faced
by youth of today. When
elected, I will spend my time
moving throughout the district
learning and resolving


concerns of students, parents,
teachers and administrators.
CAMPAIGN PLATFORM:
Commit to a better sense of


Strengthening Families in order
to assist student growth and
development.
Community Forums to be
held once per Grading Period.
Alternatives to Suspension
and Expulsion.
Research and implement
projects and or programs to
allow students to become
competitive throughout the
state.
Maintain the quality of stu-
dent learning by insuring that all
hired educators have a passion
for education.


Development and
Implementation of a Character
Building and Self Awareness
Program.
Reinstate courses into the
curriculum that will allow stu-
dents the opportunity to learn
Life Skills.
Increasing the high school
graduation rate by 50%
Improve student skills in
*Science and Mathematics
achievement
Creating the Ideal School:
Where Teachers Want to Teach
and Students Want to Learn


Having received education in
the Gadsden County Public
School System and a 1991
Graduate of Havana Northside
High School I furthered my aca-
demic quest immediately fol-
Slowing graduation in, 1991 by
attending Florida A&M
University. I am the proud hus-
band of Mrs. Sfiaron
MichelleMcGill, the father of
Little Miss. Kristin Ashana
McGill and the son of Mr. Henry
W. & Councilwoman Shirley
Andrews McGill, Town of
Havana.


I donate blood because it
helps those that need it.
When I was in Vietnam, we
never had enough blood, so I.
give and have. for the past 50
years.
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Quincy native wins national watercolor award


Last week, artist Dean Mitchell, a Quinc\ -
native, added another award to.his d -tin-
guished roster of national honors. Mitchell
received the top Award for Watercolor at the
Salmagundi Club Annual Non-members l
Exhibition. The show is on display from Juli
2-19 at the Salmagundi Club in New York
2008. The The Thomas Moran Memoiial
Award' is named for another highly acclaimed
American artist, the' famed HFtud',or. Ri er .",.
School painter, Thomas Moran, a New York
artist who also painted in Florida. Mitchell'%
award-winning painting entitled Quincy Barn
is located off of Highway 90 West between
Quincy and Greensboro. Mitchell is kno. n .
for depicting rural Gadsden County scene. ini
his work, but is often surprised by art bu er' \ \ .
demand for this subject matter when the x orks
are shown in distant, urban locations in
California and New York.
This latest honor comes just before Dean
will be welcomed home to Gadsden Counit\
for his exhibition, Dean Mitchell's Ne%.
Orleans, opening July 25 at the Gadsden Art
Center in Quincy. For more information about
the exhibition or Dean Mitchell, visit
www.gadsdenarts.org or call (850) 222-8800.


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NOTICE

The Board of County
Commissioners will hold a
Special Meeting/Workshop
on July 14, 2008, starting at
6:00 p.m. Agenda items are
as follows: Review of
Proposed FY 2009 Tentative
Budget and Adoption of FY
2009 Millage Rate. Other
Items as Necessary.

In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statutes, per-
sons needing a special
accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should
contact the Facilities
Management Division, 341
East Jefferson Street, Quincy,
FL 32351, by written request
at least 48 hours prior to the
proceeding. Telephone: (850)
627-5340.


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MEETING NOTICE

The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will
be Tuesday, July 15, 2008 starting at 6:00 p.m. .The following items
have been agendaed: Amendments to the Agenda: Awards
Presentations and Appearances: 2007 Errors, Insolvencies, Double
-Assessments and Discounts Report; Employee Retirement Recognition.
Consent for Approval: Approval of Minutes May 6, 2008 Regular
Meeting May 27, 2008 Regular Meeting December 4, 2007 -
Regular Meeting September 18, 2007 Regular Meeting; Ratification
of Approval to Pay County Bills; Approval of New Road Names;
Approval of Joint Participation Agreement Small County Road
Assistance Program Florida Department of Transportation and
Authorization for the Chairman to execute the Agreement; Approval of
Change Order #8 .to 2006 Road Paving Contract with Peavy and Son
Construction Co Inc. to Include Byrd Road and Authorize the Chairman
to Execute the Charge Order; Approval of Funding from the Florida
Department of Transportation to Reestablish the Quincy to Tallahassee
Shuttle Transit Services and Authorize the Chairman to Execute the
Joint Participation Agreement ($130,000); Post Approval of Executed
Contract with Bryan Scruggs Construction, Inc. to Construct a Single
Family Home on Brumby Street under the New Construction Pilot
Program; Approval of the Second Memorandum of Agreement with the
Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, and Enterprise
Florida, Inc. in Support of the Regional Catalyst Economic
Development Project. Consent Items Pulled for Discussion: Citizens
Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit):
Public Hearings: Public Hearing Ocklawaha Ventures, LLC
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-2006-09) -- Major Land Use
Amendment (Transmittal): Public Hearing Cohen Future Land Use
Map Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-2006-10) -- Major Land
Use Amendment (Transmittal); Public Hearing AP-2008-01 Britt
Appeal of the Denial of a Two-for-One (One into Two) Subdivision
Application Tax ID # 5-OL-OR-S-0000-71200-0200. General
Business: Presentation of Bid Protest Report and Approval of
Recommendation of the. County Manager in Regard to RFP 7-10;
Discussion and Direction on Selecting an Existing Railroad Crossing
for Potential Closure. County Manager: Miscellaneous Items.
County Attorney: Miscellaneous Items. Commissioners Items:
Receipt and File For the Record: (A listing of the File/Receipt items
can be found on the County's website at www.gadsdencountyfl.gov)

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ings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which
the appeal is to be heard.

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Bell, William

William McAuthur Bell,
79, of Gretna, died June 29 in
Gadsden County at
Riverchase.
Born Sept. 6, 1928 in
Jackson County to the late
Charlie and ReFair Bell Sr.,
he married Katie Williams
Bell on August 29, 1946.
Survivors include his wife of
61 years, Katina W. Bell of
Gretna; daughters, Irestine
Hollis (Eddie), Ethel Bell,
Barbara Baker (James) and
Alice Horner (Darrell), all of
Gretna and Lonnie Wheeler
(Willie) of Quincy; son,
Bobby Baker of Quincy; sis-
ter, Maggie Pollack of Miami;
brothers, R.A. Bell of
Orlando and Henry Bell
(Ollie) of Greenwood; step-
sister, Emma Mae Jennings
of Marianna: sister-in-law
Bessie Williams of Gretna;
brothers-in-law, I.C. Williams
(Pauline) of Miami, Wendell
Williams of Atlanta, Ga,
Lindell Williams (Betty) of
Springhill and Joshua
Williams (Jewel) of Gretna;
and 22 grandchildren, 37
great-grandchildren, and
three- great-great-grandchii-
dren.
Services were held July 5
at Zion Hope P.B. Church,
:.,with burial in the Springfield
: Church Cemetery. Visitation
was held July 4.


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Finley, Shirley Ann

Shirley Ann Jackson
Finley, 48 of Tampa, died July
3rd at St. Joseph Hospital in
Tampa.
She was born Oct. 21,
1959 in
Quincy, and
was the
daughter of
Elizabeth
Slater and
the late
Clarence
Harrison Sr.
She attended
the public Finley
school of
Gadsden County and graduat-
ed from James A. Shanks
High School in 1978. She
was a member of St. Marks
MB Church in Quincy:.
She became an administra-
tive assistant for an insurance
company, where she worked
until becoming ill.
She was married to Joseph
Finley Jr. and was a devoted
mother and grandmother. She
was also a member of the
Northside MB Church in
Tampa.
She is survived by a loving
and devoted family, including
her husband, Joseph Finley Jr.
of Tampa; children, Yakita
Gilyard, Erica Gilyard,
Brandy Gilyard, Torrance
Blake of Tampa; mother,
Elizabeth Slater of Quincy;
sisters, Pamela Tribute
(Marvin), Rev. Theresa
McMillon (Marvin) of
Quincy, Farrah Wood of
Gretna; Vinetta Harrison of
Tallahassee and Shirley
Roper of Clearwater; broth-
ers, Clarence Harrison Jr. of
Quincy, Benny Wood and
Freddie Robinson of Gretna
and Kenneth Warren-
Washington of Raleigh, N.C.;
sisters-in-law, Phyllis
Shuford (Clarence) and


Candy Finley (John) of
Gaston, Ala.
Also, 10 grandchildren,
and a host of nieces, nepews,
aunts, uncles and other rela-
tives and friends.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St.
Marks MB Church.

Madry
Funeral
Home


Levy, Rose May

Rose May Levy, 85, died
July 3 in Houston, Texas.
Born Feb. 9, 1923 in
Trenton, she had lived in
Trenton, Quincy, Tampa and
Houston. She attended
Bartram School in
Jacksonville, and graduated
from Gadsden High School in
Quincy. She attended
Stephens College in
Columbia, Mo. Levy was an
avid golfer, bridge player and
wonderful cook. She was the
daughter of Ed Quarterman
and Blanche Wedeles May of
Quincy.
Her grandparents were
Farris and Lula Perry May
and Max and Rose Spitz
Wedeles, all of Quincy. She
married Dr. Sidney Levy in
1943, who was an Army doc-
tor during World War II.
Levy participated fully in the
medical clinic/hospital her
husband established and oper-
ated in Trenton. He later
practiced for many years in
Quincy, prior to his death in
1980.
Levy's only sibling, Ed Q.
May Jr., died in December
1942 as an Army Air Force
pilot in the Pacific Theater in
WW II. Levy was also pre-
ceded in death by two of her
children, Rachel Levy
Kenn'ington and Edward
Abraham Levy.
She is survived by her
daughter Irene Theresa Levy
of Tampa and two grandsons,
Macdonald Levy of Augusta,
Ga., and Sidney Levy of
Atlanta: a son-in-law, James
Kennington of Trinity, N.C.;
cousin., Carolyn. Wedeles
Fixel, Mary Jane Woodard
and Carolyn May all of
Quincy; many other cousins
and their descendants; and a
close friend, Betty Scudder
Woodward of Atlanta.
Graveside services will be
held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the
Old Philadelphia Cemetery in
Quincy. A reception for
friends and family will be
held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the
home of Arthur and Carolyn
Fixel, 318 E. King St. in
Quincy.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


Stephens, Allie Mae

Allie Mae Gaddy
Stephens, 97, died July 3 at
the Magnolia House in
Quincy.
She was born May 22,
1911 in Rowland, N.C. She
graduated from Dillon High
School in 1927 and attended
R. L. Pittman School of
Nursing in Fayetteville, N.C.
Her nursing career began in
Bennettsville, S.C. and she
later studied surgery at the
Post-Graduate School for
Surgery at Mercy Hospital in


Chicago, Ill.
Her career spanned 45
years, and included tenure at
Bahers Sanitorium in
Charleston, S.C., Telfair
Hospital and the U.S. Marine
Hospital in Savannah, Ga.,
and the Marine Hospital in
Staten Island, N.Y.
She then moved to Quincy
and worked at the Quincy
Hospital before spending the
last 25 years of her career at
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital.
After meeting and marry-
ing John Daniel Stephens in
Savannah, Stephens and her
family settled in Quincy.
She is survived by her
daughter, Linda 4 Stepens
Outten of Mt. Home, Ark.;
son, Charles Aubrey Stephens
(Pam) of Tallahassee; step-
daughter; Mary Ann Pritchard
(Harry) of Boca Raton; nine
-grandchildren, Nancy E.
Satterfield (Mark), Ali Foster
(Eric) Brandi Maige
(Spencer), Justin Sirmons,
David Sirmons, Diame
Pritchard, Cindy Pritchard,
Scottie Pritchard and Sherrie
Pritchard; and five great-
grandchildren, Taylor
Satterfield, Justin Satterfield,
Michael Foster, Braxton
Maige and Isabella Maige.
Funeral services were held
July 6 at the Centenary
United Methodist Church in
Quincy. Memorial contribu-
tions may .be made to the
Centenary United Methodist
Church, 206 N. Madison St.,
Quincy, FL 32351, Big Bend
Hospice, 105 N. Jackson St.,
Quincy, FL 32351 or to the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


Vicks, Tywanna

Tywanna Vicks, 38,
Quincy, died July 3 in
Tallahassee.
A native
of Gadsden
County, she
was a labor-,
er and of
pentacostal
faith. 2k
She is
survived by
her hus- Vicks
band, Jamie
Vicks, of Pelham, Ga.; daugh-
ters, Jazmenna Vicks and
Izola Jackson, both of
Quincy, and Betthina Baker
of Tampa; sons, Jermaine
Jackson, Martin Jackson and
Jamie Jackson, all of Quincy;
father, John L. Baker Sr. of
Quincy; sisters, Terri Bryant
of Bainbridge, Ga., and
Earthy Lightfoot of
Greensboro; brothers, John L.
Baker Jr. of Tampa, Edward
Baker, Dennis Jones and
Robert Doster, all of Quincy,
and Patrick Baker, Joe Cox
and Tremayne Paden, all of
Greensboro; and four grand-
children.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at
Pentacostal Church of Jesus
Christ Gospel Ministries.
Vickes will be interred at
Pentacostal Cemetery.
A viewing will be held
Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at
Betsey Funeral Home.


Church news


Agape Christian
Fellowship Center will host a
Men's Day Program July 13 at 6
p.m. Speaker for the event is
Elder Troy Walker of New Life
Deliverance Ministries. Revival
will be held July 16-18, featuring
Prophet Kenneth Davis of
Showers of Blessings COGIC,
Mobile, Ala. as the guest speaker.
Services will begin at 7:30 p.m.
nightly.
Weekly services are as fol-
lows: Sunday School at 9 a.m.
each Sunday, followed by inom-
ing worship at 10:30; a time of
prayer is held each Monday at 7
p.m., including a time for com-
munity prayer each third
Monday. A Bible study is held
each Wednesday evening at 7:30
p.m. On the third Saturday of
each month, the AFAM food dis-
tribution begins at 10 aam., and
ends at noon. The Klothes Kloset
is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is located at 10 S.
Mbnroe St. in Quincy.

In the summer of 1978,
Pastor Sexton Hall started a
Baptist mission in the Aushul
Farm area. Hillcrest Baptist
began in a single wide-trailer on
two acres. In June 1982, God
opened the door for a church
building to be moved from
Quincy'onto the property and, in
1985, Hillcrest and Lighthouse
Baptist merged and became
Bethel Baptist. In 1987, Hall led
the church to purchase the pres-
ent location on Highway 27,
south of Havana.
Friends and former members
are encouraged to attend a special
day of worship as Bethel Baptist
Church celebrates its 30th
anniversary July 13, with Sunday
School at 9:45 ajm., followed by,
a worship service at 10:45.
Following the service, lunch
will be served, and an afternoon
service will take place after the
meal. A special presentation in
memory of Hall will be made by
the Hall family. The church is
located at 14 Sierra Road, one
mile south of Havana on
Highway 27.'

Beulah Hill Missionary
Baptist Church in Gretna is
inviting all of Gadsden County to
join in the church's 2008 July
community activities. Events
include a community service
project on July 12 at 9 aam. Free
hot dogs and cokes will be served
by the Missionary Ministry. An
ushers' retreat is planned for July
13, beginning at 3 p.m., _pon-
sored by the Ushers' Ministry. On
July 18 and 19, the youth will
participate in a lock-in and
retreat. Friday activities begin at
6 p.m., and Saturday activities
begin at 8:30 a.m.

Yours Lord Inc. of
Moultrie, Ga., will host its
monthly healing service at
Liberty Outreach Center July 11
at 7 p.m. Anyone in need of spiri-
tual, physical, emotional, mental
or financial healing is invited to
attend. The service will be led by
Gloria and Barry Taylor. Liberty
Outreach Center is located at
1131 Live Oak Street in Quincy,
at the rear of the old Social
Security building off Pat Thomas
Parkway, at the railroad crossing.

The church family at Mt.
Zion Church in Havana will
observe "Dual Day" July 13 11
a.m. with Rev. Clifford Hill as


the guest speaker. All are invited
to attend this special event. For
further information, contact
Willie Chandler at 850-539-1798
or 850-339-7329.

Church services at Mt.
Pilgrim P.B. Church are held
the first, second and fourth
Sunday at 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m.
on the third Sunday of each
month. Church school begins at.
9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.
A Bible class is held at 7 p.m.
each Wednesday.
The Mothers' Board 86th
Anniversary will be observed
July 20 at 3 p.m. Elder Aaron
Bush at Mt. Pilgrim will host
services at Peace M.B. Church
July 20, beginning at 11 a.m.
Vacation Bible School will be
held July 23-25 at 7 p.m. at July
26 at 10 a.m.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
will host The Bradys in concert
July 12, beginning at 7 p.m. The
church is located approximately
10 miles north of Quincy on
Hutchinson Ferry Road.

Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
hosts a Bible study and youth
class each Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The mass choir rehearses each
Thursday at 7 p.m. The church's
monthly conference is set for
Friday at 7 p.m., and all members
are asked to be present. Sunday
services begin with church school
at 9:30 am., followed by the
morning worship service at 11.
The Matrons will meet Sunday
morning following the morning
service. An intercessory prayer
service is held each Monday and
Tuesday at noon. The church's
clothes closet is available for
those in need. Call 627-8442 for
assistance.

New Bethel AME Church
invites the community to come
and worship together as the
church celebrates its 115th
anniversary at 4 p.m. on July 27.
The guest speaker will be Rev.
Ronnie Clark, pastor of Hurst
Chapel in Winter Haven. The
church is located in east Quincy
on U.S. Highway 90, across from
the hospital emergency care cen-
ter.

The New Ecclesiastes
Gospel Singers would like you
to be a part of its third anniver-
sary celebration, to be held July
18-20 at Trinity MB Church in
Tallahassee. Services will be held
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,
and on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Donations will be accepted.
Contact Tanya Harrison, booking
manager, at 850-322-0371 or
850-575-6229 for more informa-
tion. The church is located at 704
West Fourth Ave.

New Evangel Temple
COGIC, located at 437 Williams
St. in Quincy, holds Sunday
School at 10 a.m. each Sunday,
followed by a worship service at
11:30. A Bible study is held each
Tuesday evening'at 7:30 p.m.,
and a pastoral teaching class is
held on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 850-875-
2155.

Anointed Vessels of Praise
of Arnett Chapel AME
Church, located at 209 S. Duval
St. in Quincy, will host a Praise
Dance Extravaganza Aug. 9 at 6
p.m. All dance teams, groups,


ensembles and dance soloists, as
well as the general public, are
invited.

Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church
won the first-place trophy for the
best float entry in the recent black
history parade. Church members
chose a Mardi Gras theme this
year. This is the second year the
church has won first-place.

Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church
hosts a Wednesday prayer meet-
ing and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.,
and Sunday School each Sunday
morning at 9:45 a.m. A youth.
service will be held this Sunday
at 11 a.m., featuring Darrell
Home as guest speaker, and
"Christian Mimes for Christ" will-
perform. The church is located at
2718 Attapulgus Highway in
Quincy.

St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church, located in the
Sawdust Community, will cele-
brate its 107th anniversary
through July 13. Services will
begin nightly at 7:30 p.m., and
will feature William Wiggins on
Thursday, The Walker Family of
Greensboro and The Seven Male
Chorus of Cairo, Ga., in concert
on Friday, and Jarvis Alls as the
special speaker during the
Sunday worship service, set to
begin at 11 am.

* The community is cordially
invited to attend the Steward
Temple AME Church annual
Family and Friend Day celebra-
tion on July 27 at 11 am.
Speaker for the event will be
Thelma J. Caldwell during the
morning service, and Charles
Flowers of the St. Hebron AME
Church at 4 pm. For more infor-
mation, call James or Bermnice
Simmons at 850-875-2530.

The St. Luke Primitive
Baptist Usher Board cordially
invites the community to join
them for the church's 74th usher
anniversary, to be celebrated July
27 at 2:30 p.m. Host pastor for
the event is Elder O.C. Williams,
who presides over the Quincy
district.
, The church is located at 1477
Brickyard Rd. in Midway.

Open Door Church will
sponsor a 50 states program July
13 at 6 p.m. Special guest will
be Rev. Greg James and
Reclaiming The Land Ministries
of Tallahassee. Everyone is coor-
dinally invited to attend. The
church is located in the Sawdust
Community, next to the park.

Trust God Ministries will
host its inaugural appreciation
program in honor of Assistant
Pastor Juanita Thigpen and
Deacon C. Wright Sweet on July
12 at 7:30 p.m. At 11 am. on
July 13, Prophetess Brenda
Williams will speak.

Union Chapel AME
Church, located in the Sawdust
Community, will celebrate its
annual stewards and trustee rally
July 13 at 3 pm. The speaker for
the occasion will be Elder
Leander Byrd, former pastor of
New Mt. Zion AME Church in
Tallahassee. Musical entertain-
ment will be provided by The
Fabulous Walker Girls of
Greensboro.


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In CoVing JVrnmory >

Deacon Charles Edward
Keyes, Sr
/ ly 9, 1963 February 14, 2008

Beloved Husband, Father
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would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone.
Thank you for the cards, flowers, prayers, phone calls,
foods, condolences, courtesies and other various acts of
kindness ,., ."; our time of bereavement.
The Williams Family


One year ago God saw fit to
take you away. Although our
hearts were broken that day, safe
in His arms you were ready to
stay. Your death really put our
/ faithh to the test, but we rest
assured knowing that He only
takes the best. We deeply miss
your earthly presence, but in our
hearts your loving memory shall
forever live.
With Everlasting Love,

Marie Betsey, Tee, Debra, Deidrr, "S
Tanekia, Wendell and Dwayne .)


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A'Kira Jaleyah

Johnson

A'Kira Jale\iah lohnson \ ill celebrate her first birthday
Jul\ 17. She i1 the daughter of Natasha RileN.
Grandparents are Sh.atn Figcgeis. Stephanie and
Timoth\ Rile\. A'Kir.i \]11 blow out her candles at her
zglindmothei's house on Jil\ 19. and all trends and
fatnil\ are welcome.


Damarion Ray

McCall

Damanon dill celebrate his tirMt birthday \ Jul\
13. He is the son of Shenika lathev. s and
Danny McCall Jr. His maternal grandparents
are Ronald and Linda Mathe.s, and his pater-
nal grandparents are Miexhell McCall and
Danny McCall Sr Godparents are Betty
EutseL, Letma Broadnax., Suezanne NMcEIro)
and Wendell Jackson. His aunt is Ton\. Jones.
He will celebrate wkith a Sesame Street party at
the Washington Lodge on Jul\ 12 at 2 p.m.
Family and friends are invited.


Day school students achieve perfect attendance





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The Robert F. Munroe Day School awards assembly at the end of May recognized students who earned perfect attendance for one or
more years. Those middle and high school students receiving certificates are, front row, Katy Jo Helm, three years; Elly Tilk and Morgan
Rowan, four years; Justine Ray, three years; Josh Darby, two years; John Hamilton and Kendal Weeks, nine years; and Kearce Baker. Back
row, Cody Watson, seven years; Beth Summerford, three years; Audrey Thomas and Ivie Thomas, six years; Savanah Watson, two years;
Dustin Watson, seven years; and Hunter Suber, seven years.


Pictured above are Allison Higdon, Abby Lewis, Erin Sampson, Anna Dooner, Jonni
Mitchell, .Courtney Wilder, Katy Jo Helm, Meg Summerford, Princey Patel, Clara McLendon,
Amy Allen, Ivie Thomas, Elizabeth Clark, Alexis Miller and Courtney Mayo.


The Reflections '09 year-
book staff from Robert F.
Munroe Day School recently
attended the Florida Yearbook
Seminar at the University of
South Florida's St. Petersburg
campus for a four-day work-
shop.
The 15 members of the staff
were taught journalism princi-
ples from many different experts
in the field. Classes ranged
from theme and cover design to
basic and advanced layouts and
copywriting.
The two advanced students,
Jonni Mitchell and .Clara


McLendon, have been named
the co-editors for the coming
year. They attended editor lab
groups that required a plan for
the upcoming book.
Beginning .staffers, Liz
Clark, Katy Jo Helm and
Princey Patel, were given top
awards for the best layout
design, graphics package and
best copywriting, respectively,
from the Beginners Lab Group.
Following the stress of a final
deadline for the, yearbook plan,
which all members participated
in under the direction of the edi-
tors, the staff enjoyed dinner at
the old pier in
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Class Reunions...
There will be an important meeting for the members of the Class
of 1969. Class officers are in the process of making plans for the
upcoming 40th reunion and class member input is needed. The meet-
ing will be held at Old Bethel AME Church on Highbridge Road at 6
p.m.\on July 13. For more information, call Jewel Jackson at 875-4043
or Regina.Stephens at 627-7078.
The members of the Class of '70 are meeting at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church July 20 at 5 p.m. On the agenda are the
plans for the 40th reunion. Please be on time for this meeting, so that
plans can be finalized. For more information, please contact Leonard
Brown at 850-627-1327 or Ethel McCray Marshall at 850-856-5408 or
850-544-6336.
The James A. Shanks High and Greensboro High 1974 gradu-
ating classes requests all class members to attend the reunion Aug. 3
at 7 p.m. The reunion will be held at the Sub Firestation, and there is
no charge for the event. All class members are encouraged to attend.
The classes are James A. Shanks and Greensboro High School. Please
RSVP at 509-1674 or 933-2472.
A school-wide reunion for those who attended Bethune School in
Liberty County will be held Aug. 15-17. A meet and greet will be held
on Aug. 15, with a dinner cruise on Aug. 16, departing at 6 p.m. A
church service will be held Aug. 17, with the time and location to be
announced. The cost for the dinner cruise is $39.50 for attendees age
55 and older, and $44.50 for attendees under the age of 55. All money
must be submitted by Aug. 1. Contact Martha Smith Dickson at 850-
933-1875 for more information.
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Special to the Times

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have experienced 1,420 fires
encompassing some 364,600
acres, or roughly 570 square
miles. Most of these fires
were sparked by lightning
storms. -
Likewise, Floridians expe-
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storm season during the
months of June through early
September.
If you witness a lightning
strike that produces fire, dial


911 or the local fire depart-
ment for rapid response. If
you witness a lightning strike
that produces no visible fire, it
is still important to report the
location of the strike.
Some lightning strikes go
deep within the ground, burn-
ing and heating the surface
from below.
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activity so emergency
response can be initiated.
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mitigation specialist with the
Florida Division of Forestry. He
can be reached at 850-414-1138.
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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN.
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CIVIL DIVI-
SION CASE NO. 2008-
0000132-CAA

TIERONE BANK
Plaintiff,

Vs.

CHRISTINA ALLEN
a/k/a CHRISTINA L.
ALLEN AND LEROY D,
ALLEN, SR., CAPITAL
CITY LUMBER, INC.,
AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given,
pursuant to Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
for Plaintiff entered in
this case on June 23,
2008, in the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the
property situated in
Gadsden County, Florida
described as:

LOT 29, BLOCK 1,
RUSTLING PINES,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED ON PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

And commonly known
as: 555 SAND PINE
CIRCLE, MIDWAY, FL
32343; including the
building, appurtenances,
and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to
the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, on July 30,
2008 at 11:00 a.m.,
Gadsden County
Courthouse, South
Steps, Quincy, Florida
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the 'property
owner as of the date of


the lis pendens must file


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a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 25th day of
June, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
7/03,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CIVIL DIVI-
SION CASE NO. 08
000005 CAA

TIERONE BANK
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LEROY D. ALLEN, SR.
AND CHRISTINA L.
ALLEN, CAPITAL CITY
LUMBER, INC, AND
UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given,
pursuant to Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
from Plaintiff entered in
this cause on June 23,
2008, in the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the
property situated in
Gadsden County, Florida
described as:

LOT 28 BLOCK "I"
RUSTLING PINES
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 PAGE 110 OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY FLORI-
DA.
and commonly known
as: 539 SAND PINE
CIRCLE,, MIDWAY, FL
32343; including the
building, appurtenances,
and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to
the highest bidder for
cash, on July 30, 2008 at
11:00 a.m., Gadsden
County Courthouse,
South Steps, 10 E.
Jefferson St., Quincy,
Florida
Any persons claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 25th day of
June, 2008.


NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy-Clerk
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CIVIL DIVI-
SION CASE NO. 08
000004 CAA

TIERONE BANK
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LEROY D. ALLEN, SR.
AND CHRISTINA L.
ALLEN AND UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given,
pursuant to Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
for Plaintiff entered in
this cause on June 23,
2008, in the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the
property situated in
Gadsden County, Florida
described as:

LOT 29, BLOCK F,
RUSTLING SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP AND
PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY FLORI-
DA.

and commonly known
as: 235 PONDEROSA
LANE, MIDWAY, FL
32343; including the
building, appurtenances,
and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to
the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, on July 30,
2008 at 11:00 a.m.,
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E.
Jefferson St. Quincy,
Florida South door.
Any persons claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 25th day of
June, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)
By: Pam K. Carter
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR


GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-
764-CAA

LEX C. THOMPSON,
PLAINTIFF,

VS.

GLORIA A. ATKINSON;
and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS,
DEFENDANTS.

NOTICE OF ACTION .

TO: GLORIA A. ATKIN-
SON

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that. a complaint for
Foreclosure on the fol-
lowing property in
Gadsden County,
Florida:

Lot 23, Block "A" of
Midway Forest, Phase I
and II, according to the
plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 61,
of the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida.
has been filed against
you and others, and you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
DANIEL E. MANAUSA,
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
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this 26th day
June, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF COURT

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-001209
CAA DIVISION

THE BANK OF NEW
YORK FOR THE BENE-
FIT OF THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS
ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2007-3,
Plaintiff,

Vs.


JANICE BLACKMAN
A/K/A JANICE- L.
BLACKMAN, et al,
Defendant (s).

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated
June 23, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 07-
001209 CAA of the
Circuit Court of the SEC-
OND Judicial Circuit in
and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
THE BANK OF NEW
YORK FOR THE BENE-
FIT OF THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS
ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2007-3, is the Plaintiff
and JANICE BLACK-
MAN A/K/A JANICE L.
BLACKMAN; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES 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;
MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS
NOMINEE FOR INVES-
TAID CORPORATION;
are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at -
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE 10
E. JEFFERSON ST.
QUINCY. FLORIDA, at
11:00 AM, on the 30th
day of July, 2008, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 10, BLOCK A,
PALMS SUBDIVISION,
A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
143, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA


A/K/A
LANE,
32351


182 SHRELL
QUINCY, FL


Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on June 24, 2008.


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Deputy Clerk
6/19,6/26,7/03,7/10-0

NOTICE OF. APPLI
TION FOR TAX DEE

NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN, that GE
OPHEIM the holde
the following certific
has filed said certific
for a tax deed to
issued thereon. The
tificate number and y
of issuance, the desc
tion of the property,
the names in which
was assessed are as
low .- ,.,.: 1

CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
2000

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 473 P 1005; OR
P 1015-1019. CO
AT NEC OF LOT
EDWARDS ADD'N
CHATT; S 00* 10'45
149.50 FT, S 88* 45'
E 201.29 FT TO BE(
CONT S 88* 45'21
100.65 FT, S 00* 10
E 137 FT TO N
R/WAY OF PREST
ST, N 89* 13'49"
100.63 FT, N 00*10
W 137.83 FT TO T
P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMB
1334N6W00000013
00

Name in wl
assessed: HEIRS
POLLIE SIMMS

Said Property being
the County of Gadsd
State of Florida. Un
such certificate shall
redeemed according
law, the prop
described in such ce
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
6TH of AUGUST 2(
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 3rd day
JUNE 2008.*

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit C

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPhers
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10,7/17,7/24-08

NOTICE OF APPLI
TION FOR TAX DEE

NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN, that CHARL
W FORD the holde
the following certific
has filed said certific
for a tax deed to
issued thereon. The
tificate number and y
of issuance, the desc
tion of the property,
the names in which
was assessed are as
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
2001

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

LOTS 3 & 4, BLOCK
HAMPTON HIGH
OR 351 P 1834

PARCEL ID NUMB
2263N2W02100000E
30


08

CA-
D

EBY
ENE
r of
cate
cate
be
cer-
year


Name in which
assessed: ELLIE C
RICHARDSON BAKER
& BERNICE RICHARD-
SON

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
6TH of AUGUST 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated .this 3rd day of
JUNE 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit'Court

(SEAL) .

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10,7/17,7/24-08


- "' NOTICE OF APPLICA-
ah itnd TION FOR TAX DEED

fol- NOTICE IS HEREBY
!;c"" GIVENR,' i '*tw i r a5ar- '
FUNDING, the holder of-
CE: the following certificate
has filed said certificate'
for a tax deed to be
OF issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
424 'tion of the property, and
)MM the names in which it
68 was assessed are as fol-
TO lows:
5" E CERTIFICATE NO. 870
21" YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
GIN, 2003

'45" DESCRIPTION. OF
/LY PROPERTY: -
W OR 526 P 1669 OR
'40" 430 P 159
THE CHANCERY ORDER
BOOK G, P. 391-393.
COMMENCE AT THE
SEC OF EAST ONE-
415 HALF OF THE SW ? OF
THE NW ? OF SECTION
ich 6-2N-1WAND RUNS 89
OF DEG 38'31" W 28.16 FT
TO RD #153; N 46 DEG
34'00" W 303.12 FT TO
in BEGIN: THENCE N 46
ien DEG 34'00" W 208.71
less FT; N 43 DEG 26'00" E
I be 208.71 FT; S 46 DEG
34'00" E 208.71 FT; S 43
) to DEG 26'00" W 208.71
erti FT TO THE P.O.B.

the PARCEL ID NUMBER:
the 3062N1W00000023101
the 00
008,
of Name in which
assessed: BERTHA
MAE ROBINSON C/O
DEBORAH JACKSON
S
court Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
on redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
CA- cate shall be sold to the
D highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
6TH of AUGUST 2008,
BY at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 3RD day of
r of JUNE 2008:
cate
cate
cate NICHOLAS THOMAS
be Clerk of the Circuit Court
cer-
year (SEAL)
crip-
and BY:Glenda McPherson
fol- Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10,7/17,7/24-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
:240 TION FOR TAX DEED
CE:

NOTICE IS HEREBY
OF GIVEN, that Mercury 1,
LLC (Gulf Group
Holdings, LLC) the' hold-
SB, er of the following certifi-
B' cate has filed said certifi-
TS. cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
ER: tificate number and year
BOO of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it


was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1025
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 467 P 262. THE
NORTH ? OF THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY: COMM AT
THE NEC OF SECT 20,
RUN S 0 DEG 10 MIN
44 SEC W 1239.4 FT
ALONG THE E BNDRY
OF SECT 20 TO APT, N
86 DEG 53 MIN 14 SEC
W 1587.37 FT TO THE
P.O.B., S 1100.6 FT TO
A PT IN THE CENTER
OF A PROPOSED 60 FT
RD, N 86 DEG 53 MIN
14 SEC W 396.37 FT
ALONG SAID RD TO A
PT, N 1100.6 FT TO A
PT, S 88 DEG 53 MIN 14
SEC E. 396.37 FT TO
THE POB. IN SECTION
20-2N-2W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3202N2W0000013102
" 00

Name in which
assessed: KELLY C
THOMPSON

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
6TH of AUGUST 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 3RD day of
JUNE 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS '
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

BY:, Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/03,7/10,7/17,7/24-08

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that MICHAEL
OR WILLIAM FRANCIS,
the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax
deed.to be issued there-
on. The certificate num-
ber and year of
issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1128
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Cl6rk
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.:
08-238-CPA

STANLEY CARD,
Petitioner,

Vs.

JIMMIE LEE CARD and
HOLLIS CARD,
Respondents.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES;
GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS ,
TRUSTEES, ,P OR
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST EURETHA
GRIFFIN CARD, a/k/a
EURETHA CARD,
DECEASED; and ALL
UNKNOWN PERSONS
CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY
DESCRIBED IN THE
PETITION, IF ALIVE;.
AND IF DEAD, OR NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE
UNKNOWN PERSONS

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Petition for
Determination of
Beneficiaries of Euretha
Griffin Card, a/k/a
Euretha Cord,
Deceased, has been
filed against you and
that you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to
Stanley Card, c/o Valerie
E. Janard, Esquire,
whose address is 237
East Washingtop Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351,
on or before July 19,
2008 and file the original
with the clerk of this
Court, before service of
this Court, before service
on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
Copies of all court, docu-
ments in this case are
available at the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
County. You may review
these documents upon
request.
DATED: June 13, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)

By: Cynthia Daniels


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Invitation to Bid


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Agency Head Start Program is seeking
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.(Leon, Jefferson and Franklin Counties).
Must be licensed/certified mental health
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07/10/08p
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OR 135 P 640 COMM AT
SEC OF SW 1/4., RUN
W 938.48 FT., N 4 DEG
40 MIN W 384.10 FT TO
POB. RUN S 74 DEG 35
MIN W 78 FT., N 2 DEG
43 MIN E 130.62 FT TO
S/LY R/WAY OF WAL-
LACE DR, N 87 DEG 37
MIN E ALONG S/LY
R/WAY OF WALLACE
DR. 90 FT., S 11 DEG 54
MIN W 109.99 FT., S 4
DEG 40 MIN E 2.35 FT
TO POB. ALSO
DESCRIBED AS LOT 3,
BLOCK E. BUENA
VISTA HEIGHTS UNIT 2

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W06600000E00
30

Name in which
assessed: HEIRS OF
DEWEY ROGERS

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be

CONT'D 13










13 The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008


Th~Ie~ 4Oab4bten County ZIJimer


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I LEGAL


redeemed according
law, the prop
described in such ce
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
6th of AUGUST 200i
10:00 a.m.
Dated this 3RD day
JUNE, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit C

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPhers
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10,7/17,7/24-0E

W 109.99 FT., S 4 E
40 MIN E 2.35 FT
POB. AL
DESCRIBED AS LOT
BLOCK E. BUE
VISTA HEIGHTS UN

PARCEL ID NUMB
3072N3W06600000]
30

Name in wI
assessed: HEIRS
DEWEY ROGERS

Said Property being
the County of Gadsc
State of Florida. UnI
such certificate shall
redeemed according
law, the prop
described in such ce
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
6th of AUGUST 200E
10:00 a.m.
Dated this 3RD day
JUNE, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit C

(SEAL)

BY: Glenda McPhers
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10,7/17,7/24-0O

NOTICE OF APPLI
TION FOR TAX DEE

NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN, that WIL
LOU FRANCIS the h
er of the following ce
cate has filed said ce
cate for a tax deed to
issued thereon. The
tificate number and y
of issuance, the desc
tion of the property,
the names in which
was assessed are as
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1
YEAR OF ISSUAN
2005

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

BEGIN AT NWC OF
184 ORIG. Q. RUlN
111 FT, S 100 FT, W.
FT, N 100 FT TO P
IN SECTION 07-2N-'

PARCEL ID NUMB
3072N3W07300000
43

Name in wi
assessed: LELAA P
STON EST. C/O JL


and
h it
fol-


166
CE:


LOGAN WOODFAULK beginning. From said
AND HUGH CUNNING- point of beginning
HAM thence continue South
89 degrees 54 minutes
Said Property being in 57 seconds West along
the County of Gadsden, said Southern boundary
State of Florida. Unless a distance of 322.68 feet
such certificate shall be to a re-bar (set) marking
redeemed according, to the Southeast comer of
law, the property lands as described in
described in.such certifi-, Deed Book QQ, Page-
cate shall be sold to the 54, of the public records
highest bidder at the of said county, thence
courthouse door on the North 00 degrees 33
6TH of AUGUST 2008, minutes 32 seconds
at 10:00 a.m. West along the Eastern
Dated this 3RD day of boundary of said Deed
JUNE 2008. Book QQ, Page 54 a dis-
NICHOLAS THOMAS tance of 270 feet to a
Clerk of the Circuit Court concrete monument
(set); thence North 89
(SEAL) degree 54 rhinutes 57
seconds East 322.68
BY: Glenda McPherson feet to a concrete monu-
Deputy Clerk ment (set); thence South
7/3,7/10,7/17,7/24-08 00 degrees 33 minutes
32 seconds East 270
IN THE CIRCUIT feet to the point of begin-
COURT OF THE SEC- ning, at public outcry and
OND JUDICIAL CIR- best bidder for cash on
CUIT OF FLORIDA IN July 17, 2008, at 11:00
AND FOR GADSDEN A.M., at the South front
COUNTY CIVIL ACTION door of the Gadsden
CASE NO. 07-001373- County Courthouse, 10
CAA East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351,
UNITED STATES OF subject to all ad valorem
AMERICA, acting taxes and assessments
through the United for the real property
States Department of described above.
Agriculture, Rural ANY PERSON CLAIM-
Development, f/k/a ING AN INTEREST IN
Farmers Home THE SURPLUS FROM
Administration, THE SLAE, IF ANY,
Plaintiff, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER
Vs. AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS
ELIZABETH GOLD- MUST FILE A CLAIM
WIRE, an unmarried WITHIN SIXTY (60)
woman; and GADSDEN DAYS AFTER THE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SALE.
Defendants. IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE AMERICANS
NOTICE OF SALE WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, PERSONS WITH
NOTICE IS HEREBY DISBALILTIES NEED-
GIVEN that pursuant to ING A SPECIAL
an Amended Summary ACCOMMODATION TO
Final Judgment of PARTICIPATE IN THIS
Foreclosure entered' on P R O C E E D I N G
March 11, 2008, by the SHOULD CONTACT
above entitled Court in THE OFFICE OF THE
the above styled cause, COURT ADMINISTAR-
the undersigned Clerk of TOR, UNGREENAL
Court or any of his duly IVEY, TELEPHONE
authorized deputies, will (850) 875-8601, WITHIN
sell the property situated TWO (2) WORKING
in GADSDEN County, DAYS OF YOUR
Florida, described as: RECEIPT OF THIS
SUMMONS. IF HEAR-
The West one-half ING IMPAIRED, (TDD)
(W1/2) of the following 1-800-955-8771, OR
described land: VOICE (V) 1-800-955-
Commence at an iron 8770, VIA FLORIDA
pipe (found) as marking RELAY SERVICE.
he Southeast corner of DATED on June 24,
the Southeast one-quar- 2008.


ter of the Southeast one-
quarter of the Northwest
OF one-quarter of Section
23, Township 3 North,
Range 4 West, Gadsden
LOT County, Florida and run
N E thence South 98
111 degrees 54 minutes 57
OB, seconds West (assumed
3W bearing base) along the
Southern boundary of
ER: said Southeast one-
018 quarter of the Southeast
one-quarter of the
Northeast one-quarter a
which distance of 205.32 feet
RE- to a concrete monument
JNE (set) for the point of


NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10-08
Conformed copies fur-
nished by regular United
States Mail this 24th day
of June, 2008, to: By
Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-


OND JUDICIAL CIR- Page 428, Public
CUIT, IN AND FOR Records of Gadsden
GADSDEN COUNTY, County, Florida and
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVI- being a part of the
SION CASE NO.: 08- Northeast quarter of the
000073-CAA section 12, Township 2
North, Range 4 West.
CHASE HOMES The improvements
FINANCE, LLC, thereon bear the munici-
Plaintiff, pal number: 712
Washington Street West, .
Vs. Quincy, Florida 32351.
Being the same property
ANGELICA GOMEZ; as acquired by owners
SILVESTER PEREZ herein by virtue of that
A/K/A SILBESTRE certain Warranty Deed,
PEREZ; ALICIA C. dated 6-5-00, from
HALL; KEITH ALAN Bridget Edwards and
HALL; JOHN DOE; Craig Edwards, wife and
JANE DOE AS husband, which is
UNKNOWN TENANTS) recorded in OR 510
IN POSSESSION OF Page 1638 on 6-8-00.
THE SUBJECT PROP- ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ERTY, ING AN INTEREST IN
Defendants. THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
NOTICE OF FORECLO- OTHER THAN THE
SURE"SALE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF
NOTICE IS HEREBY THE US PENDENS
GIVEN pursuant to a MUST FILE A CLAIM
Final Judgment of WITHIN 60 DAYS
Foreclosure dated the AFTER THE SALE.
23rd day of June, 2008, Notice to person with
and entered in Case No. Disabilities. If you have a
08-000073-CAA, of the disabilities which
Circuit of the Second required any accommo-
Judicial Circuit in and for dation in order to partici-
Gadsden County, pate in this proceeding
Florida, wherein CHASE you are entitled at no
HOME FINANCE, LLC is cost to you to the provi-
the Plaintiff and'ANGEL- sions of certain assis-
ICA GOMEZ; SIL- tance, please contact
VESTER PEREZ A/K/A NICHOLAS THOMAS
SILBESTR'E PEREZ; Clerk at (850) 875-8601
ALICIA C. HALL; KEITH or write to him at P.O.
ALAN HALL; JOHN BOX 1649 Quincy, FL
DOE; JANE DOE AS 32353 within 2 working
UNKNOWN TENANT days of your receipt at
(S) IN POSSESSION OF this notice. If you are
THE SUBJECT PROP- hearing or Voice
ERTY are defendants. I impaired call 1-800-955-
will sell to the highest 8771.
and best bidder for cash Dated this 25th day of
at the GADSDEN June, 2008.
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTHSIDE Nicholas Thomas
OF COURTHOUSE Clerk of The Circuit
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF- Court
PERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the (SEAL)
Gadsden County
Courthouse, in Quincy, By: Pam K. Carter
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on Deputy Clerk
the 23 day of July, 2008, 7/03,7/10-08,
the following described
property as set forth in IN THE CIRCUIT
said Final Judgment, to COURT FOR GADS-
wit: DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
EXHIBIT "A" DA PROBATE DIVISION
Begin at a point on the FILE NO.
North side of 080000288CPA FLORI-
Washington Street in the DA BAR NO. 108196
City of Quincy, Florida,
47 yards West from the IN RE: ESTATE OF
East boundary line of HELEN E. GRIFFIN,
what is known as Gilbert Deceased.
Lands and thence run
North 150 feet, thence NOTICE TO CREDI-
West 75 feet, thence TORS
South 150 feet to. the The administration of the
North side of said Estate of HELEN E.
Washington Street, GRIFFIN, deceased, File
thence East along the Number 08000288CPA,
North side of said is pending in the Circuit
'Washington Street 75 Court for Gadsden
feet to the POINT OF County, Florida, Probate
BEGINNING, being 75 Division, the address of
feet off the West side of which is Gadsden
the certain tract of the County Courthouse,
land deeded by S.E. Kay Quincy, Florida. The
et ux to A. J. Kay by name and address of the
Deed dated the 18th day Personal Representative
of March A.D. 1918 and and the Personal
recorded in Deed Representative's attor-
Records Book "EE", ney are set forth below.


All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate, including
un-matured, contingent,
or un-liquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this
notice is served within
three months after the
date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
estate of the decedent,
including un-matured,
contingent, or un-liqui-
dated claims, must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED. The date
of the first publication of
this Notice is July 3,
.2008.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Lines, Hinson, and Lines
121 N. Madison Street
Post Office Box 550
Quincy, Florida 23253-
.0550
Telephone: (850) 875-
1300

P e r s o n a l
Representative: .
DEBORAH GRIFFIN
McMILLAN
902 W. KING STREET
Quincy, FL 32351

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CASE #2008-
CA-000182

HSBC BANK USA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE ON
BEHALF IF SG MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES
TRUST 2007 AHL1
ASSET BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES
2007 AHL1,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

WILLIAM EARL KENON;
SOUTHWEST GEOR-
, GIA OIL COMPANY,
INC.;
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated
June 23, 2008, entered


in Civil Case No. 2008-
CA-Q00182 of the Circuit
Court of the second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein HSBC
Bank USA as trustee on
behalf of SG Mortgage
Securities Trust 2007
AHL1 Asset backed
Certificate, Series 2007
AHL1, Plaintiff and
William Earl Kenon are
defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at THE
SOUTH SIDE OF THE
COURTHOUSE LOCAT-
ED AT 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON STREET,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT
11: A.M. on July 29, 2008
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING IN
THE NORTHWEST
ONE. QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 3, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 3
WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ALSO SAID COUNTY,
BEING MORE PARTIC-
ULARLY DESCRIBED
IN DEED BOOK 107,
PAGE 279, THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS
AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT AN 2 INCH
SQUARE IRON BAR
(FOUND) MARKING
THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID
LANDS, AND RUN;
THENCE NORTH
(BEARING BASE)
252.78 FEET TO A SET
RE-BAR (R.L.S. #3031)
ON THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF COUN-
TY ROAD NO. S-159-A
(70.00 FOOT RIGHT-
OF-WAY);
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 38 MINUTES
56 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY BOUNDARY A
DISTANCE OF 155.00
FEET TO A SET RE-
BAR (R.L.S. #3031);
THENCE SOUTH
253.73 FEET TO A RE-
BAR (R.L.S. #3031);
THENCE EAST 155.00
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
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.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE


ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 10
EAST JEFFERSON
STREET, QUINCY, FL
32351 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS"NOTIC OF SALE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at QUINCY,
Florida, this 25th day of
June, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)


By: Pam K. Carter
7/03,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVI-
SION CASE NO.: 06-
000540CAA


US BANK,
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,


N.A., AS


Vs,

SONJA WILSON LEWIS
A/K/A SONJA V. WIL-
SON-LEWIS A/K/A
SONJA V. LEWIS A/K/A
SONYS LEWIS: AIMEE
L. KINSEY; FELICIANO
LEWIS; LUTHER R.
KINSEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AIMEE L.
KINSEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FELI-
CIANO LEWIS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LUTHER R. KINSEY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SONJA WILSON
LEWIS A/K/A SONJA V.
WILSON-LEWIS A/K/A
SONJA V. LEWIS A/K/A
SONYA LEWIS; VICKI
KENASTON; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the
23rd day of June, 2008,
and entered in Case No.
06-000540CAA, of the
Circuit Court .of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
US BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTE is the Plaintiff
and SONJA WILSON
LEWIS A/K/A SONJA V.
WILSON-LEWIS A/K/A
SONJA V. LEWIS A/K/A
SONYA LEWIS; AIMEE
L. KINSEY; FELICIANO


LEWIS; LUTHER R.
KINSEY; UNKNOWN
* SPOUSE OF AIMEE L.
KINSEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FELI-
CIANO LEWIS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LUTHER R. KINSEY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SONJA WILSON
LEWIS A/K/A SONJA V.
WILSON-LEWIS A/K/A '
SONJA V. LEWIS A/K/A
SONYA LEWIS; VICKI
KENASTON; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENAANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash
at the GADADSEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTH SDE
OF COURTIIOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLORIDA, at the
Gadsden County -
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 27 day of August,
2008, the following
described property as
set. forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPER-
TY, SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN GADS-'
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-,
DATO WIT: BEGIN ATA
POINT 1004 FEET'
NORTH AND 667.5
FEET EAST OF THE'
SOUTHWEST CORNER .
OF THE NORTHWEST"
QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 13 AND THENCE'
RUN WEST 144.16'
FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES'
40 MINTUES EAST 100
FEET; THENCE RUN
EAST 142.99 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH
100 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
SAID LOT BEING IN
THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE..
NORTHWEST QUARE-
TRE OF SECTION 13,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST, QUIN-'
CY, GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
NY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALEM IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY-,
OWNER AS OF THE'
DATE OF THE LIS PEN-.
DENS MUST FILE A.
CLAIM WITHIN 60'
DAYS AFTER THE.
SALE.
Notice to persons with,
Disabilities. If you have a
disabilities which
required any accomnmo-
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 P.O. BOX
1649 Quincy, LF, 32353
within 2 working days df

CONT'D 14


'Wanl DORM
IMJ kvA I VAIL, I A


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14 The Gadsden County Times July 10, 2008


your receipt at this
notice. If you are hearing
or VOICE impaired call
1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 24th day of
June, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-
280-CPA PROBATE
DIVISION

IN RE: The Estate of
DONALD A. MEADOWS
Deceased.

(NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
Estate of Donald A.
Meadows, deceased, file
number 08-280-CPA, is
pending in the Circuit
tourt for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
jvhich is Gadsden
County Courthouse,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The name and address
of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
Having claims or
demands against dece-'
dent's estate, including
in-matured, contingent
or un-liquidated claims,
6n whom a copy of this
noticee is served must file
their claims with this
pourt WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATIONS ON
THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate,
including un-matured,
contingent or un-liquidat-
ed claims, must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is
July 4, 2008.

Attorney for Personal
Representative
RICHARD E. BENTON
Florida Bar No. 209889
1415 East Piedmont
Drive
Suite 4
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
(850) 297-0990
(650) 297-0888 (facsimi-
le)
Attorney for Personal
Representative

Richard E. Benton
1415 East Piedmont
Drive
Suite 4
Tallahassee, Fl 32308

NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR WATER USE
PERMIT

Notice is hereby given
that pursuant to Chapter
373, Florida Statutes
applications) for water
use permits) has (have)
been received by the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District:

Application number I
06966 filed 06/23/2008
City of Chattahoochee,
115 Lincoln Drive,
Chattahoochee, FL
32324
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 1,000,000
gallons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer
System for Public Supply
use by an existing facili-
ty.
General withdrawal loca-
tion(s) in Gadsden
County: T03N, RO6W,
Sec. 4

Interested persons may
object to or comment
upon the applications or
submit a written request
for a copy of the staff


* reports) containing pro-
posed agency regarding
the applications) by writ-


ing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of
the Northwest Florida
Water Management
District, attention Terri
Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive,
.Havana, Florida 32333-
9700, but such com-
ments or requests must
be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on July 23, 2008.

No further public notice
will be provided regard-
ing (these)
application (s) .
Publication of this notice
constitutes constructive
notice of this permit
application to all sub-
stantially affected per-
sons. A copy of the staff
reports) must be
requested in order to
remain advised of further
proceedings and any
public hearing date.
Substantially affected
persons are entitled to
request an administra-
tive hearing regarding
the proposed agency
action by submitting a
written request accord-
ing to the provisions of
28-601-201, Florida
Administrative Code.
Notice of Proposed
Agency Action will' be
mailed only to persons
who have filed such
requests.
7/10-08

,IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:
08000795CAA

Margaret H. Corry,
Trustee, William W.
Corry, Trustee, John A.
Corry, Trustee, James E.
Corry, Jr., Trustee, and
Stephen T. Corry,
Trustee
Plaintiffs,

Vs.

Christell Owens or her
successors in law.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CHRISTELL
OWENS or successors
in law, former address,
Rt. 2 Box 122-F}-1,
Quincy, Florida 32352

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to quite
title to the following prop-,
erty in Gadsden County,
Florida:
Lot 29, Block "C", LIN-
COLN HEIGHTS,
according to (he plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 1, page 70 [should
be page 132] of the pub-
lic Record of Gadsden
County
Has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any,
to it on Meghan
Boudreau Daigle, Esq.,
231 E. 6th Avenue
(32303), P.O. Box
10583, Tallahassee,
Florida 32303-2582, the
Plaintiff's attorney, and
file the original with the
clerk of this court either
before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED on June 9, 2008.


Nicholas Thomrn
As Clerk of Coi

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turne
As Deputy Cler
6/19,6/26,7/03,

IN THE
COURT FOR T
OND JUDICI
CUIT IN AN
GADSDEN i
FLORIDA CAS
- 000265 CI
BATE DIVISION

IN RE ESTATE


NEWTON
ROHRER,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO
TORS
TO ALL PERSC
ING CLAIM
DEMANDS
THE ABOVE E

The administra
estate of I
JASPER F
deceased, File
08-00265 CPA
ing in the Circ
for Gadsden
Florida,


Division, the address of
which is Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representative's
attorney are set forth
below.

ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:

All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is
served within three
months after the date of
the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with the Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons
having claims or
demands against the
estate must file their
claims with this court
WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is
July 3, 2008.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

DATED this 30th day of
June, 2008.


Attorney for Personal
Representative:

SHAWN P. GOLETZ,-
ESQUIRE

Florida Bar N6. 0338450

2075 Centre Pointe
Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
Tel: (850) 402-4100
Fax: (850) 402-1508

P e r s o n a l
Representative:
MICHELLE NIX
1265 Mariah Lane
Havana, Florida 32333
Smith, Thompson, Shaw
& Manausa, P.A.

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CIVIL DIVI-
SION

TIERONE BANK
Plaintiff,

Vs.

BERTRAM SMITH AND
EDITH G. SMITH,
UNKNOWN TRUSTEES ,
OF THE TRUST OF
JAMES C. KENNON,
AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given,


pursuant to Final
as Judgment of Foreclosure
urt for Plaintiff entered in
this cause on June 23,
2008, in the Circuit Court
of Gadsden County,
=r Florida described as:
rk LOT 47, BLOCK "E",
7/10-08 RUSTLING PINES, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
CIRCUIT MAP OR PLAT THERE-
THE SEC- OF, RECORDED IN
AL CIR- PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
ND FOR 110, OF THE PUBLIC
COUNTY, RECORDS OF GADS-
;E NO. 08 DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
PA PRO- DA.
N and commonly known
as: 439 PONDEROSA
-OF CIRCLE, MIDWAY, FL
32343; including the
JASPER building, appurtenances,
and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to
the highest and best bid-
CREDI- der, for cash, on July 30,
2008 at 11:00 a.m.,
ONS HAV- Gadsden County
IS OR' Courthouse, South
AGAINST Steps, 10 E. Jefferson
STATE: St., Quincy, Florida
Any persons claiming an
tion of the interest in the surplus
NEWTON from the sale, if any,
ROHRER, other than the property
Number owner as of the date of
, is pend- the lis pendens must file
cuit Court a claim within 60 days
County, after the sale.
Probate Dated this 25th day of


June, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DIVISION CASE NO.
2006-1286-CA-A

WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK F/K/A WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,


vs.

TAMEKA SMITH, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 23, 2008 and
entered in Case No.
2006-1286-CA-A of the
Circuit Court of the SEC-
OND Judicial Circuit in
and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK F/K/A WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
and TAMEKA SMITH;
BRENDA BELFORD
BURNS F/K/A BRENDA
JOYCE BELFORD; are
the Defendants,'I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 10
E. Jefferson Street,
'Quincy, Florida 32351 at
11:00AM, on the 24th
day of July, 2008, the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
A PORTION OF LANDS
AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 541, PAGE 225,
OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PAR-
TIC U LA R LY
DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT
AN IRON PIPE MARK-
ING THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST ? OF
SECTION 31, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
2 WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND RUN EAST
ALONG THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LANDS A DISTANCE OF
681.53 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES
19 MINUTES 51 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 202.77
FEET; THENCE NORTH'
89 DEGREES 58 MIN-
UTES 54 SECONDS
EAST, 322.16 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 19 MINUTES
'51 SECONDS EAST,
202.87 FEET; THENCE
WEST, 322.17 FEET; TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
ALSO A 30 FOOT WIDE
INGRESS, EGRESS
AND UTILITY EASE-
MENT DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT AN
IRON PIPE MARKING
THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST ? OF
SECTION 31, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
2 WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND RUN EAST
ALONG THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY OF SAID
LANDS A DISTANCE OF
681.53 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES
19 MINUTES 51 MIN-
UTES WEST, 202.77
FEET; THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 58 MIN-
UTES 54 SECONDS
EAST, 262.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 01 MINUTES
06 SECONDS WEST,
30.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES
58 MINUTES 54 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 381.95
FEET TO A POINT
LYING ON THE WEST-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY OF
LANIER ROAD SOUTH;
THENCE SOUTH 00


DEGREES 19 MINUTES
51 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG SAID RIGHT-


OF-WAY BOUNDARY A
DISTANCE OF 30.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 58 MIN-
UTES 54 SECONDS
WEST, 382.11 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 2000
GRAND MANOR
CHAMPION MANUFAC-
TURED HOME SERIAL
N U M B E R S
GAGMTD06709A AND
GAGMTD06709B.

A/K/A 488 SOUTH
LANIER ROAD,
HAVANA, FL 32333

Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on June 24, 2008.
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court


By: Pam K. Carter'
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 05-
513-CAB

JAMES L. THOMPSON
PLAINTIFF,

VS.

BOBBIE N. STAflKE;
and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
and Order on Motion for
New Sale Date entered
in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit
Court of Gadsden
,County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in
Gadsden County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 11, Book "B" of PINE
CREST SUBDIVISION,
according to plat record-
ed in Plat Book 1, of the
Official Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida, of January 6,
1971, and being a part of
the Northwest Quarter of
the Northeast Quarter,
Section 26, Township 2,
North, Range 5 West,
Gadsden County,
Florida.
at public' sale, to the
highest bidder, for cash;
at the South front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
July 29, 2008. Any per-
son claiming an interest
in the surplus from the
sale, other than the prop-
erty owner, must file
claim within 60 days
after the sale. Dated
June 30, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
7/10,7/17-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA FILE NO.: 08-
0000221-CPA PRO-
BATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLAUDE SWEET, JR.,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION

The Administration of the
Estate of CLAUDE
SWEET, JR., deceased,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is the Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The name and address
of the personal repre-
sentative and personal
representative attorney
are set forth below.
CLAUDE SWEET, SR.,
as Personal
Representative of Estate
of CLAUDE SWEET, JR.
FRED E. PEARSON,
JR. (Fla. Bar No.


0082406)
R. FRANK MYERS (Fla.
Bar No. 0984892)


PEARSON & MYERS,
P.A.
703 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303-
6138
(850) 222-9840 (phone)
"222-8444 (fax)
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this
notice is served who
have objections that
challenge the validity of
the Will, the qualifica-
tions of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their
objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the
Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against
Decedent's estate on
whom" a copy of this
notice is served within'
thee months after the
date of first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this COURT
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ONB
THEM.
All other creditors of the
Decedent and persons
having claims against
the Decedent's estate
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED. The date
of first publication of this
notice is July 3, 2008.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of the Court on June
25, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT & COUNTY
COURTS

(SEAL)

By: Cynthia R. Daniels
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10-08

IN' THE CIRUlIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION CASE NO. 07-
001487-CA

THE BANK OF NEW
YOUR TRUST COMPA-
NY, N.A., AS SUCCES-
SOR TO JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK N.A. AS
TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF

VS.

ANYANA THREAT;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANYANA THREAT IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
V I D U A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORCLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final
Judgment to Foreclosure
dated June 23, 2008
entered in Civil Case No.
07-001487-CA 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 East Jefferson in
Quincy, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 29 day of
July, 2008 the following
described as set forth in
said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 13, BLOCK "C",
HILLTOP, PHASE 2 & 3,
A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
94 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 25th day of
June, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
7/03,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY CASE NO.
080000221 CAA

WACHOVIA MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

JAMES M. TURNAGE
JR'et al.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June
23 2008, and entered in
Case No.
080000221 CAA, of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
WA C H O V I A
MORTAGGE CORPO-
RATION, is a. Plaintiff
and JAMES M. TUR-
NAGE JR;- RHONDA H.
TURNAGE; HSBC
AUTO FINANCE, INC.
F/K/A HOUSEHOLD
AUTOMOTIVE
FINANCE CORPORA-
TION; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT # 2 are the
Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at North
Front Steps, Gadsden
County Courthouse, 10
E. Jefferson, Quincy, Fl
32351, at 11":00 a.m. on
July 22, 2008, the follow-
ing described property
as set forth in the said
Final Judgment-to wit:

LOT 6 BLOCK "D" CAS-
CADE FALLS PHASE 2,
A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 144 OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 24th day of
June, 2008. ,

NICHLAS THOMAS
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
7/03,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
dUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.:07-
0001057 CAA

NANCY M. LITTLE a/k/a
NANCY DAWKINS LIT-
TLE,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LEONARD J. Walker, et
al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: JAMES EDWARD
DAWKINS; UNKNOWN


HEIRS OF JAMES
EDWARD DAWKINS;
MAXINE DAWKINS
REED; UNKNOWN
HEIRS OF MAXINE
DAWKINS REED; and
CHARLIE McWHITE
WRIGHT AND
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
CHARLIE McWHITE
WRIGHT

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a Complaint 'to
Partition has been filed
against you and others,
regarding the following
described property:
Real property located in
Gadsden County, Florida
known as Property ID
No. 3-14-3N-6W-000-
00440-0000 and more
specifically identified as
follows:
The Southeast Quarter
of the Southeast Quarter
of Section 14, Township
3 North Range 6 West,
Gadsden County, Florida
less and except any
property lying within
State Road 268,
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., P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attorneys,
3520 Thomasville,
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
attomey.s or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default- will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this. 10TH day
June, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas,
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
6/19,6/26,7/3,7/10-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. CASE NO.:
08000931 DRA DIVI-
SION: FAMILY LAW

MONTAVIS WILLIAMS
Petitioner

And

NIKKI GORDON
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: Nikki Gordon

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action has been
filed against you and that
you are required to serve
a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
Montavis Williams
whose address s 512
Holly Cr., Quincy FI
32351 on or before 8-7-
2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this
Court at 10 E. Jefferson
St., 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 petition.
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, 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:.
WARNINING: Rule
12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of docu-
ments arid information.
Failure to comply can
result in sanctions,
including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
7/10,7/17,7/24,7/31-08

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-


OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,


FLORIDA CIVIL
SION CASE
07000337CAA


U.S. BANK NATIONAL,
ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,

Vs.

VERA WILLIAMS; KEN- -
NETH WILLIAMS; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN. TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 23
day of June, 2008, and
entered in Case No.
07000337CA A, of he
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit
in and for Gadsden
County, Florida, wherein
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff
and VERA WILLIAMS;
KENNETH WILLIMAS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE,
SOUTH SIDE OF
COURTHOUSE STEPS,
10 EAST JEFFERSON,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, at
the Gadsden ,County
Courthouse, in Quincy,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the,23 day of July, 2008,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to
wit:

OFFICIAL RECORDS
060009376
BK 645 PG. 68
EXHIBIT A
SEE EXHIBIT "A"
attached hereto and
made a part hereof as if
fully set forth herein.
Parcel- Idenlification
'Number 3-12-2N-4W-
0000-00444-3000
COMM AT THE SEC OF,
SECTION 12, TOWN-
SHIP 2 N., RANGE 4 W
AND RUN N01 DEG 43
MIN 00 SEC W 425 FT
ALONG THE CENTER-
LINE OF STEWART
STREET TO APT. W 25
FT TO W/LY R/WAY-OF'
STEWARt STAND THE
SOUTHERLY .R/WAY
OF AN EASEMENT TO
THE CITY OF QUINCY
BEING THE POB. S. 01
DEG 43 MIN 00 SEC E
ALONG THE W/LY
R/WAY OF STEWART
ST 110. 90 FT S 87 DEG
22 MIN 42 SEC W
S139.40 FT TO A PIT
THENCE N 01 DEG 43
MIN 00 SEC W 114.46
FT TO A PT ON THE
S/LY R/WAY OF THE
AFOREMENTIONED.
EASEMENT N 88 DEG
50 MIN 30 SEC E
139.39 FT TO THE POB.
OR 381 P 1880.
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 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 24th day of
June, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk Of The Circuit
Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
7/3,7/10-08


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From ARREST on Page 1
and I said, 'Hang on this is
Imperial Nurseries' there were
two or three minutes of chaos.
The women didn't speak English,
they were very upset, but the
dispatcher was very patient she
deserves a lot of credit. I can't
say enough about the law
enforcement officers they were
out there fast and they caught the
guy. They did a great job. It really
did turn out well'- I doubt some
of those- women would have
returned to work had the guy still
been out there on the loose.
Seeing him get caught did a lot to
restore their confidence."
Deputies arrived within
minutes, working with Florida


Highway Patrol troopers and
Quincy Police Department
officers to set up a perimeter
around the nursery, which is off
Atlanta Street.
They quickly pinpointed the
suspect's location, however, after
an area resident who saw Clark
climbing over an Imperial
Nurseries fence called a Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office
investigator and gave him the
suspect's name and location.
Law enforcement officers
caught Clark at the intersection of
Atlanta Street and Krausland
Road as he attempted to leave the
area in an older-model
Oldsmobile 98.


Investigators found in the car
the toy gun Clark had used to


threaten the three women, and
even though Clark had run to his
grandmother's house to change
clothes after the robbery, the three
were able to identify him, the gun
and the clothing retrieved from
the house.
Meanwhile, K9 units from the
GCSO and Apalachee
Correctional Institute arrived on
the scene to track for the
women's knapsacks.
While backtracking the
suspect's route from the robbery,
the K9 units located a marijuana
cultivation site on Luther Road.
The GCSO Drug Unit has
identified a suspect in the
cultivation of marijuana case and


is preparing an affidavit for his
arrest, according to a GCSO press
release.
Corder said he's pleased with
the way things turned out.
"The success of this operation
was due to the fact that we had so
many law enforcement officers
working together," he said. "It
really went well."
Clark was released from the
Florida Department of
Corrections in December 2007
after being sentenced to jail in
2006 on charges of burglary of an
occupied structure, criminal
mischief with property damage
and felony battery.
He was also sentenced to jail on


felony charges of driving while
his license was suspended or
revoked in 2006.
He was jailed for a year in May
2003 on charges of burglary of an
occupied structure,.felony driving
while license is suspended or
revoked, resisting an officer with
violence and possession of over,
20 grams of marijuana.
Clark, who bears tattoos of a
dragon, a demon and a devil on-
his back and arms, is currently
being held in the Gadsden County
Jail.
Anyone with information about,
criminal activity is asked to call,
Lt. Corder at 251-5519 or 875-
8847.


From TENTS on Page 1
taking down tents, chairs, and
tables, it takes them away from
their normal jobs of mowing and
other public works activities.
"There are vendors who offer
the same service and in some
cases it is cheaper for them to use
a private vendor," McLean said.
In other matters, grants
consultant Auburn Ford notified
commissioners that the city had
been awarded two grants,
$135,614.84 each from the
Florida Department of


From TREES on Page 1
teaching.
"When I retired from Floridian
Company (now BASE) after 42
years, I had a lot of time on my
hands. I started planting. Now I
have about 65 trees," he said.
The crepe myrtles that ring his
yard are white, deep red, light
pink, medium pink and lavender.
Wood said he will add other
colors as well.
While Wood likes to sit on his
porch and admire the trees, he
couldn't resist a little whimsy.
"I planted a, few vegetables
around the base. I planted some
vegetables butter beans around
that one, and I got about a quart. I
picked them, cooked them and
ate them. I have a few okra
around that one. They'll be ready
soon," he said.
ering trees so much that he
planted them in all over his yard.


Environmental Protection.
The fund is made available to
communities throughout Florida
through the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program.
The money will be used to
enhance football and softball
facilities at the Quincy
Recreation Center and as seed
money for the Monroe Park
property that will eventually be
used as a conservatory for the
Tanyard Creek Trails and
Greenways Park.


When he ran out of space in his
own yard, he began planting them
in his son's yard.
Henry Wood's property, just
outside Quincy's city limits on
Atlanta Street, is awash with
blooms. For years he has planted,
pruned and pampered his beloved
crepe myrtles. 0
"I just like beautiful flowers. I
don't know why I chose the crepe
myrtle. I guess it's because it's so
beautiful and the blooms last a
long time. I like beautiful things,"
he said.
The trees in Wood's yard begin
to flower around the end of May
and last through August.
They reach their peak around
mid-June.
Other people enjoy the
flowering trees also, and Wood
said people often pull into his
driveway to admire the trees.


Bell and Bates memorialized fallen soldiers during the Fourth of July weekend by displaying this metal artwork in front of the store.
(Photo by Bill Carlin)


Cutting corners



Pinched by the economy, older adults put themselves at risk


Special to the Times

Evidence is mounting that older
adults are cutting everyday
expenses to keep up with the
economic downturn. Local senior
care experts warn families to be
on alert to make sure seniors
aren't cutting too deeply.
Warning signs include skipping
medications; pulling the plug on
air conditioning and canceling
social outings.
In a report released in May by
the American Associate of
Retired Persons titled, "The
Economic Slowdown's Impact on
Middle-aged and Older
Americans," 59 percent of seniors
65 and older surveyed said they'd
found it more difficult to pay for
essential items such as food, gas
and medicine. Nearly half (47
percent) said they found it more
difficult to pay for utilities such
as heating, cooling or phone
service.
Forty-six percent have reduced
the number of times they eat out
and 45 percent cut back spending
on entertainment.
"Cuts of essential items such as
food and medication should be of
immediate concern to seniors'
families," said Scott Harrell,
owner of the Home Instead
Senior Care office serving Leon,
Gadsden and Wakulla counties.
"Other reductions in spending
can lead to less obvious issues.
One of the biggest problems that
we see is senior isolation, which
has been magnified during this
troubled time in our economy
with the high price of gas," he


added.
"When seniors' families live a
distance from their loved ones or
when Boomer children are busy
trying to make ends meet
themselves, an older adult can get
into trouble very quickly.
That's why it's so important
that someone look out for the
well-being of seniors to ensure
they are safe in their homes and
eating properly, taking their
medications and able to maintain
their appointments and social
life," Harrell said.
Falling interest rates, fixed
incomes and seniors' fears of past
hardships can influence how they
react to the current economic
slowdown, according to Sheryl
Garrett, author of Personal
Finance Workbook For
Dummies and several other
books on financial planning.
"Some seniors may be running
short on money but, for others,
there's always that fear of
running out because they lived
through the Depression. They
know how ugly it can get."
It's important also for seniors to
guard against fraud and too-good-
to-be-true offers, Garrett advises.
"Seniors want to get the best
that they can from their
investments without falling for
scams or overselling tactics," she
said.
Older adults also should beware
of certificates of deposit and
fixed annuities that can promise
higher interest rates, but force
seniors to lock in their money for
longer time periods or otherwise
put their investments at risk,


Garrett noted, adding that a
second opinion should always be
sought.
Seniors at all income levels may
be facing choices they haven't
had to make in the past, Harrell
said.
. "They should know where to go
for help before they put
themselves or their health at risk.
Some area agencies on aging, for
instance, offer both food and gas
assistance, so seniors should
contact their local offices if they
can't make ends meet to see if
this assistance is available. And
companies such as Home Instead
Senior Care can provide
transportation assistance and help
around the home, and serve as a
second set of eyes for seniors'
families," he added.
Families also can play an
important role monitoring seniors
who have decided to scale back
because of the economy, said
Harrell. "Even seemingly
innocent decisions, like cutting
back a little on groceries or air
conditioning, can have a
damaging impact," he added.

10 cost-cutting warning signs

Home Instead Senior Care and
the National Association of Area
Agencies on Aging said that if
you're a family caregiver, ask
yourself the following questions.
If you're an older adult
experiencing difficulties because
of the economy, contact your
local area agency on aging or
Home Instead Senior Care office.
Or, if you have a financial issue,


contact the Garrett Planning
Network.
1. Is your senior's home too
warm in the summer and too cold
in the winter?'
2. Is the lawn not being
mowed or is the sidewalk getting
cleaned in inclement weather?
3. Is your loved one
complaining about not being able
to afford medications?
4. Are home repairs not being
made?
5. Is there a shortage of food
in the house?
6. Is your senior skipping
doctor's appointments?
7. Is your older adult staying
home more, and becoming
isolated?
8. Is your senior cutting out
entertainment?
9. Does your loved one eat out
less?
10. Did your senior cancel a
vacation?
For more information about the
National Association of Area
Agencies on Aging, log on to
www.n4a.org or contact the
organization's CEO Sandy
Markwood at
smarkwood@n4a.org.
For more information about the
Garrett Planning Network, visit
www.garrettplanningnetwork.co
m or contact Sheryl Garrett at
Sheryl@garrettplanning.com.
For more about Home Instead
Senior Care, visit
www.homeinstead.com.

10 ways seniors can stretch
their dollars


According to Home Instead
Senior Care and various senior
and financial experts, there are 10
ways that seniors can stretch their
dollars:
1. Seek the services of an
objective financial planner.
Sheryl Garrett, founder of the
Garrett Planning Network, said
it's important for seniors to seek
the advice of an objective
fiduciary. The Garrett Planning
Network
(www.garrettplanningnetwork.co
m) features experts from all over
the country who offer their advice
on a fee-only basis.
2. Get a second opinion on
investments and financial
purchases. If you're approached
about changing your investments
or making a purchase, make sure
you get another opinion.
3. Contact your local Area
Agency on Aging if you're
having trouble paying for food
and gas they may be able to help.
For more information or an office
near you,, log on to National
Association of Area Agencies on
Aging at www.n4a.org.
4. Get back to gardening. The
economic downturn is generating
a resurgence in gardening and the
over-55 crowd traditionally has
been among the most avid
gardeners. The national seed and
plant company Burpee has
experienced unprecedented 40
percent growth this year, double
its normal rate, according to CEO
George Ball.
With food costs up as much as
25 percent in places, gardening
provides a 1 to 10 savings ratio,


according to Ball.
"In other words, for every $100'
you spend on garden plants,,
you'll get $1,000 in produce.
While $100 in groceries may last-
for only a couple of weeks, a.
senior can eat for six months on,
the produce from $100 in Plants,'"
he said.
5. Avoid convenience foods,
which are more expensive.
Watch for sales on fresh or
canned fruits, vegetables and
meats, .which will be less'
expensive than convenience
foods and better for you.
6. Look for deals on generic,
medications. Contact your-
pharmacist about ways to save'
money on your medications.
7. Walk when you can. If the'
gas prices are cutting into youth
social life, organize a walking:
club or walk with friends.
8. Carpool when you can't.
walk. There's economy in,
numbers. If you can't afford to.
drive somewhere solo or in pairs,
contact others you know going iif
the same direction or the same,
place and share costs.
9. Keep drapes drawn during'
the heat of the day and minimize
opening and closing doors in the.
cold of the winter. Close off parts'
of the house you're not using to'
cut down on utility costs.
10. Financial planner Garrett
said the ability of seniors to live
at home helps cut costs as well.
If you or a loved one needs'
assistance around the house,'
contact Home Instead Senior
Care or visit the company's Web,
site at www.homeinstead.com.


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Non-profit suggestion nixed


By ALICE DU PONT .
Times Editor

A suggestion made to the city of
Quincy to help a non-profit
organization by leasing property
for $1 per year for 20 years is not
going to happen.
Charles Hayes, Community
Redevelopment Agency manager,
said he received a proposal from
Investing In Our Youth Executive
Director Alma Venisee for the use
and renovation of the Old Monroe
House on South Adams Street.
Hayes said the organization
would renovate and repair the
property at its own expense. He
said the house is in disrepair and a
recent inspection of the property
showed broken windows and old
mattresses strewn about the


house.
Venisee said she believed her
proposal to be an excellent
opportunity for the city to
minimize the potential risk of
liability and expense related to
maintaining and renovating the
property.
"There were old mattresses on
the floor and someone had put
logs in the fire place. There is a
security risk," he said.
CRA board member Sherrie
Taylor supported the idea of
leasing the property. She said
Investing In Our Youth is a good
program, but it is currently paying
$2,500 per month in rent and the
arrangement would help the
organization.
Grants consultant Auburn Ford
informed the CRA that the


property was purchased with
funds from the Florida Trust and
that the use of the facility are part
of the grant.
"This property cannot be sold or
leased," he said.
Hayes said he was under the
impression that only a portion of
the house was to be set aside for a
conservatory. He added that plans
for the house were not clear.
In other matters, the CRA board:
* Approved emergency repairs to
a home at 622 Seventh St. for
$2,500 and repairs at 911 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd. at cost of
$17,100.
* Awarded infrastructure facade
grants to Gadsden Arts Center for
$27,000, Nicey's Tasty Seafood
for $10,000 and Helen's Coffee
Shop for $4,700.


Gadsden schools to get monetary boost


By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

Low-income students at nine
schools in four Florida school
districts will get the opportunity to
break the stereotype that students
like them can't attend college -
and they'll do it with the help of a
Gaining Early Awareness and
Readiness for Undergraduate
Programs grant.
The U.S. Department of
Education has awarded an $18
million GEAR UP grant to Florida
to support early college awareness
and readiness among low-income
students. Carter-Parramore, James
A. Shanks Middle, Havana
Middle, East Gadsden High and.
West Gadsden High schools in
Gadsden County will receive a
portion, of that funding a total of
$1 million, according to Reginald
James, schools superintendent.
Jefferson Middle/High School in
Jefferson County, Nims Middle
and Rickards High schools in Leon
County, and the FAMU
Developmental Research School
will also receive a portion of the
funds.
GEAR UP, is a six-year
discretionary grant that supports
early college -awareness and
preparation activities for low-
income students in grades seven
throtigh 12, according to a press
release from the state education


office. Low-income students are
defined, James said, as those who
receive free and reduced-price
lunches.
The grant is specifically designed
to help middle and high school
students handle more "rigorous and
advanced courseworkk to better
prepare them for college," the
press release stated. The grant also
includes a parent and student
awareness component that is
designed to help demystify the
college experience, helping
students and their parents
understand college academic and
financial requirements. It is also
geared toward helping students
understand that low-income status
should not keep them from getting
a college degree.
James said the greatest benefit of
tfle program is that it will help to
increase the number of students
who graduate.
"It will increase the graduation
rate, ultimately," he said. "That's a
great goal. I'm excited about it. In
these times when money is short,
we can still help students."
James also said the program will
include a school-to-work
component, which will help those
students who will enter the
workforce after high school. The
district already has a law
enforcement academy in place,
which will host a graduation
ceremony July 24, James said,


adding that an information
technology academy will begin at
West Gadsden High School during
the upcoming school year. James
said he'd like to see a similar
program at East Gadsden High
School, and the GEAR UP funding
could be utilized to achieve that
goal.
Gadsden County School District
officials will meet in the next
couple of weeks to learn more
about the grant and to determine
how it will be divided and spent.
GEAR UP requires local
matching grants and business
partnerships to serve the entire
population at participating schools.
Partnership grants are competitive,
and include an early intervention
component and make provision for
college scholarships.
The grant also provides intensive
professional development and an
onsite GEAR UP coach, to assist
with parental involvement, student
guidance and counseling,
collection of data and the
arrangement of college orientations
and visitations, as well as summer
bridge programs.
"Postsecondary instruction is an
essential component for success in
today's highly competitive global
marketplace," said Education
Commissioner Eric J. Smith. "The
GEAR UP grant will help build
dreams and provide the means for
students to consider a college


Florida students win skills championship


From Special Reports


Students from Florida high school
and college technical education
programs won the nation's highest
awards July 2 at the SkillsUSA
National Leadership and Skills.
Conference.
Industry leaders representing over
1,100 businesses, corporations, trade
associations and unions recognized
the students for their demonstrated,
excellence in 91 hands-on
occupational and leadership contests.
Ian Kempf, a Quincy resident and a
student at Gadsden Technical
Institute, was awarded the
college/postsecondary silver medal
in Power Equipment Technology.
"Over 5,000 students from every
state in the nation came to compete
in the SkillsUSA Championships this
week," said SkillsUSA Executive
Director Tim Lawrence. "This is the


SkillsUSA partnership at its best.
Students, instructors and industries
are working together to ensure
America has a skilled work force and
every student excels. These students
prove that career and technical
education expands opportunities."
All student winners received
medallions. Many also received
prizes such as tools of their trades
and/or scholarships to further their
careers and education. The
SkillsUSA Championships is for
high school and college-level
students who are members of
SkillsUSA.
In addition, the winners and other
high scorers received Skill Point
Certificates for the second year. The
Skill Point Certificate was awarded
in 59 occupational areas at this year's
National Leadership and Skills
Conference. The certificate is earned
by achieving a score defined by


industry and based on contest
standards designed by industry
representatives.
While the SkillsUSA
Championships have been a premier
event since 1967, the Skill Point
Certificates were introduced last year
as a component of the SkillsUSA
Work Force Ready System, "The
Way Ahead."
The SkillsUSA Work Force Ready
System was developed as an
extension of the SkillsUSA mission
and supported by a grant from the
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The
system recognizes students for
excellence in occupational training; it
assesses and documents the entry-
level technical proficiency and
cumulative experiences of
candidates. For more information
about the SkillsUSA Work Force
Ready System, visit,
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