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Publisher: R.E.L. McFarlin, R.L. Swerger
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Place of Publication: Quincy, Fla.
Quincy, Fla
Publication Date: August 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Havana man

killed in one-car

crash

By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

A 32-year-old Havana resident was
killed after a one-vehicle crash on State
Road 63 in the early-morning hours last
Sunday morning.
Torrey Vashion Edwards was driving a
maroon Chevrolet Malibu LS north on
SR 63 in the northbound lane, just north
of Havana, at 3:22 a.m. According to a
report issued by the Florida Highway
Patrol, the vehicle traveled north onto
the east shoulder of SR 63 for an
unknown reason, where it collided with
a wooden electric pole. The vehicle
*bounced off the pole and continued
north, and collided with a tree prior to
coming to rest in the roadway of SR 63,
blocking both northbound lanes.
The collision caused downed power
lines, which blocked both the north and
southbound lanes.
Edwards was pronounced dead at the
scene.
According to the FHP report, it is
unclear whether alcohol was a factor in
the crash. Edwards was not wearing a
seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Charges are pending further investiga-
tion.
FHP was assisted at the crash site by
the Havana Fire Department, Gadsden
County. Emergency Medical Services,
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office and
Talquin Electric.


Six-year-old

drowns in

Havana

By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

Six-year-old Jamal Gordon, of
Calvary, Ga., drowned Sunday in a pool
at 707 Collins Road in Havana.
According to a report released by the
GCSO, the child's parents gave permis-
sion for him to attend a pool party with
his aunt, Nicole Bunion. She said that
approximately 5:30 p.m. she told Jamal
it was time to go home., She then turned
to talk with another person at the party,
and when she turned back, he was gone.
Bunion and others at the party
searched for the child for 30 to 45 min-
utes before his body was found lying.at
the bottom of the pool. Attempts to
revive the child at the home were unsuc-
cessful.
AirMedic One took the child to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where
he was pronounced dead.


County kicks off

housing program

Officials seek to make housing
options available to qualified
people...Page 11


70 :


Murder trial begins in gang-related death


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor


The first-degree murder trial of
Quintarious Shorter began Tuesday in
Gadsden County Circuit Court.
Shorter, 26, is charged in the April 25,
2001 death of Travis Sentel Green, 19,
in the Sawdust Community. Green's
body was found lying in a neighbor's
backyard around 10 a.m.
Shorter's co-defendant, Gabriel James,
will be tried separately, with a case
management date of Sept. 2. Both
James and Shorter are suspected mem-


bers of a violent west Gadsden County
gang, called the "773 Boys."
On Tuesday, witnesses told of a fight
on the night of April 24 that involved
Green and three of his relatives, as well
as Shorter and three of his relatives.
Carlos Cobbs, a first cousin of Green's,
said that there actually two fights and
one lasted about' 30 minutes.
According to Cobbs, .after the fight
broke up, Shorter allegedly said, "I got
something for ya'll" as he walked
away. The comments, however, were
not directed to anyone in particular,
Cobbs said he didn't know what the


fight was about. He testified that dur-
ing the argument preceding the fight,
Shorter said that he had been told
Cobbs was going to slap him.
The next morning, Green was walking
near Blount Street when he was chased
by at least two people before he was
shot several times. He died near the
back steps of Cornethia Robert's
mobile home.
Roberts testified that she had only
recently returned home after taking her
brother to work for a 10 a.m. shift at
Quincy Farms. She recalled seeing
Shorter and James at a stop sign but


Cynthia Riley, mother of Crystal Riley, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony at the new Boys and Girls Club in
Quincy. The facility was dedicated to Crystal, whose death two years ago sparked the movement to build the club. See
page 9 for the story,


Quincy commissioners move to increase

fines, set up severance packages


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor


Quincy city commissioners Tuesday
night 'passed a proposed fee increase
which would add another $50,000 to the
city's much need revenue stream.
According to Jack McLean, interim city
manager, Quincy's fees have lagged
behind other governmentfsin the county
and the region.
For the past several weeks the city com-
mission and staff have considered a num-
ber of options to make. revenues equal
expenses. Currently, the city's expenses_
total $34 million while the revenues are
coming in at $28 million. Last month, one


of the options that commissioners
approved was to adjust fees and fines, and
they authorized a $60,000 increase in
those fees and fines.
In another ,money-saving effort, com-
missioners voted to accept a proposed vol-
untary severance program that would cost
about $126,000 but ultimately save the
city money.
McLean siid the voluntary severance
package is a tool, which reduces the possi-
bility of liigation and achieves cost reduc-
tions. If an employee volunteers to retire
early, or looks for other employ.menr. the
city of Quincy and the employee both ben -
efit. The city benefits because it has less
cost.going forward and the employee ben-


efits because he or she receives money.
S'This is how the severance package will
work:
* Less than one year, one month salary
* One to five years, six weeks salary
* Six to 10 years, two months salary
* 11 to 20 years, four months salary
* 21 or more years, six months salary
The affected employees would have to
sign a waiver stating they will not sue the
city. There will be 19 jobs and eight job
classifications affected by the voluntary
severance.
McLean said that. outsourcing and con-
solidating departments, activities and
functions will result in expense savings of
$816,282.


said she saw nothing unusual in their
,appearance or their demeanor.
Her brother, Willie Washington Jr.,
however, said he noticed the two men
wearing "unseasonable" clothing.
There was a marked difference in
where Roberts said she saw the men
.and where Washington said he saw the
men.
Roberts said she returned home and
began cleaning when she heard several
shots ring out. She- said initially she


A daughter remembered


By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

As early voting continues this week
and the primary approaches on its heels,
voters in Gadsden County are consider-
ing the half-cent surtax that some say
will bring Gadsden Community
Hospital back to life. Among those are
members of a hospital construction
committee, which is working to go
ahead and select a contractor to perform'
the needed renovations at the facility -,
even though voting on the tax hasn't yet
been completed.
There are supporters and opponents of
the tax on both sides. Those who sup-
port the tax and the reopening of the
facility say that if this referendum does-
n't pass, the facility's current rural hos-


pital certification .will expire, and the
,likelihood that the county will have
another chance at a hospital is slim.
The hospital's current certification
will expire June 21,2009, and the state's
Agency for Health Care Administration'
would require the certification process
to begin from scratch if the current
license expires, starting with proving
there is a need for a hospital in Gadsden
County. To begin the process again
would be both lengthy and costly, said
Joe Sharp, Gadsden County's health
care consultant.
And even if voters approve the surtax,
if the hospital isn't open the June date,
the facility will still lose its license.
Opponents of the tax aren't necessari-
.ly opposed to the idea of a hospital; they
just want clarification in some areas of


finance for the project and assurance
that this time around, the hospital will
be a success.
Sharp has said that the hospital will be
successful this go-round because of the
changed "footprint" the council has
developed. He said the new model uti-
lizes 26,000 square feet of space within
the building, and the rest of the space
will be leased for diagnostic services,
which will be available to local patients.
He added that under the new plan, the
hospital would have 5-10 beds available
for use, with the capability to offer up to
25 more.
"We believe that with the diagnostic
services, the doctors that will be coming
in and the lease of the unused portion of

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Robbery

thwarted at

home of

elderly

couple

By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

.Roosevelt Mitchell and his wife,
Josephine, live a quiet life on a
quiet street in Quincy. The couple,
both 60, had that quiet shattered
early Monday morning when,
around 2:30 a.m., three juveniles
kicked open the couple's front door.
According to a police report
released by the Quincy Police
Department, Josephine was asleep:
on the couch when she heard a loud
noise. She told police that she
awoke to find a black manl wearing
a white, hooded jacket standing

See ROBBERY, Pg. 10

Converter

thefts prompt

warning: Be

careful where

you park
By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

If you hear something go bump in
the night and it sounds as if it's
coming from the vicinity of where
your car is parked, you may want to
take a look outside:
That's because for the past 18
months enterprising thieves have
set their sites on stealing catalytic
converters. The converters can
bring as much as $300 (depending.
on the type of converter) from sev-
eral metal scrap dealers in the
region.
Catalytic converters convert
harmful pollutants into less harmful
emissions before they leave the
car's exhaust system. Some of them
contain very expensive metals that
are prized by scrap metal dealers.
"A thief takes about four minutes
to take a portable jack, attach it the
car and off each end of the convert-
er and they're gone. The owner of
the car doesn't know anything.until
the next morning and the car
sounds like a semi," said Lt. Jim
Corder of the Gadsden County
Sheriff's office.
On a scale from 1 to 10, with 10
being the highest, Corder said
Gadsden County is a five when it
comes to this type of theft. Each
week, Corder said, GCSO gets
about four theft complaints. Until
recently, converter thieves have tar-
geted places where there have been
concentrations of aitlomnobile'.
such as repair shops and .il\.age
yards.
"Single family homes are now

,e CONVERTERS. Pg. 10


Hospital construction committee moves

ahead even before half-cent surtax vote


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2 The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008


Prescribed burn planned for


Apalachicola River WEA marsh


Sometime between Aug. 18 and
Sept. 5, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion will conduct a prescribed bum
on 9.700 acres of marsh north of
Apalachicola.
The area is part of the
Apalachicola River Wildlife and
Environmental Area. The last pre-
scribed buun occurred in 2003.
Derek Fussell, an FWC wildlife
biologist, said the bum is necessary
for several reasons.
"For one thing, fire burns off the
dead and rank grass in the marsh.
That has happened naturally for
thousands of years, but because of


people, houses, roads and other
considerations, we now have to
pick our times carefully to use fire,"
he said.
"Another big benefit from the
burn is it kills or suppresses hard-
woods and nonnative plants from.
gaining a foothold. It also reduces
the fuel load and prevents cata-
strophic wildfires, which can, and
do, happen."
As in the past, Fussell said the
FWC is working closely with the
Florida Division of Forestry and
Department of Environmental
Protection and takes into account
National Weather Service informa-


tion.
The burn will take place when the
correct environmental conditions
occur, including a southerly wind
and necessary .humidity.
FWC staff posted notices on all
houseboats in the maze of creeks
and tributaries in the designated
burn area advising boat owners of
the bum.
Fussell said the burn is done
quickly with the use of a helicopter
and a Delayed Action Ignition
Device, which is an ignition-distri-
bution method for setting a fire line
from the air.
The burn is expected to be fin-


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Dempsey makes bid for circuit


It is an honor and a privilege to
serve as your circuit judge. For
the past three years, I have
worked diligently to fairly and
evenly apply the law and to
move cases before me efficient-
ly through the system. During
my time on the bench, I have
handled the disposition of over
6,000 cases and have presided
over more than 200 trials.
I came to the bench with years
of litigation experience as an
assistant state attorney and as a
senior attorney with both the
Department of Agriculture as
well as the Department of
Environmental Protection. As a
lawyer, I personally tried
dozens of jury trials and have


litigated thousands of consumer
protection and complex envi-
ronmental cases.
As an assistant state attorney, I
prosecuted hundreds of violent
felons and other criminals. I
worked hard to keep our streets
and neighborhood safe and to
keep sexual predators and drug
dealers behind bars. At DEP, I
fought to hold polluters
accountable. My practice
involved complex toxic waste
litigation and environmental
clean-ups ranging into the mil-
lions of dollars.
Having a judge with "real
world" state court experience is
important for a state court
judge. For the past 15 years I


have dealt with issues in state
court on a daily basis. My
opponent, on the other hand'has
spent the majority of his career
administering bankruptcy cases,
which is a narrow area of feder-
al law. While I believe his
intentions are good, he simply
does not share the extensive
courtroom experience that has
come to define my career.
I also believe professional and
community involvement are
important as both a lawyer and
a member of the judiciary. That
is why I have made public serv-
ice a priority in my life. In
addition to raising two wonder-
ful and loving daughters, I am
also involved in numerous pro-


fessional activities including
speaking in schools as part of
the Justice Teaching Program,
serving on the Florida Bar
Juvenile Rules Committee,
serving on several bar associa-
tions, including the Board of
the Tallahassee Women's
Lawyers Association, and serv-
ing on the Conference of
Circuit Court Judges Education
Committee.
I have also given back to this
wonderful community by vol-
unteering my time to numerous
worthy local community organ-
izations. I volunteer for Habitat
for Humanity, serve on my
local YMCA board, volunteer
as a coach for the city, volun-


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JAMES

Superintendent of Schools


Let's Keep Moving Forward!


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teer at the Tallahassee Museum
of Natural History, participate
in community service as a
member of the downtown
Rotary Club and speak as a lec-
tor at my church.
As your judge, I have strived
to be a fair and effective mem-
ber of our judiciary. I believe
that you want a judge you can
trust, someone who sticks to the
letter of the law and does not
use the bench to try and make
new law. I believe those are
some of the reasons why I
received the endorsement of
law enforcement both the
Fraternal Order of Police and
the Police Benevolent
Association.


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Reginald James' Visionary Leadership Has Led

Gadsden County Schools To

HISTORIC ACADEMIC SUCCESS.

* Four "A" Rated Schools

* Six High Performing Schools (A or B Rated)

* Ninety-Two Percent of Schools Passing

* Highest FCAT Scores in District's History

* Highest Graduation Rate in District's History

Re-Elect Reginald James on August 26th
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I hope that all of the above
leaves you with the feeling that
I have experience worth keep-
ing.
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Candidate for Circuit Judge,


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* ()pinions Colunns Letters to the Editor

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ediaitoimI mPage
A free exchange of ideas is nIecessary for good government arid good conrnlunities.


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

By Alice DuPont, Editor




Contemplation



It's time to stop 'jacking' folks

around, city commissioners


I have a suggestion; the Quincy city
commissioners ought to just give up
hiring a city manager, city attorney or
department heads. They ought to just do
it themselves. Because I honestly don't
think all of them will ever be happy with
anyone.
Some of them don't stop at addressing
policy. They violate the charter routinely
by dipping and dabbing in personnel
matters and the day-to-day operations of
the city. We have a city manager form of
government and that's his job.
But they don't stop there sometimes
either. First, the individual under attack
on any given night must be browbeaten,
their integrity questioned, their motives
made suspect, and last but not least they
must be ridiculed, seemingly for the sake
of good TV.
I don't know about anyone else in the
room Tuesday night, which was mostly
filled with city employees, but I got the
feeling that it was Jack McLean's,
interim city manager, turn to get
"jacked" around.
I like jack, I've known him for a long
time. I liked Bill Bogan, although he
always thought the press (particularly
me) was out to get him for some
unknown reason. I liked Willie Earl
Banks (a person I have known-most of
my life) when he was manager. The
same holds true for Anthony Powell and
the manager him.


But what I don't like is when our
elected officials seem to' think they are
somehow performing their jobs when
they turn to belittling, innuendo, and
repeating rumors. They have to be
bigger than that, they are our elected
officials who we want to be able to
follow because they are thoughtful,
intelligent, well prepared people who
have some ideas that sometimes they can
offer to help our city move forward.
It doesn't play well on television either.
Maybe the same people who are talking
to me aren't talking to you, but I am
often stopped on the street, at the store,
and even in church by everyday citizens
who ask me, how I can sit there week
after week and take what they refer to as
"it."
Being commissioner doesn't need to
take away civility and courtesy. For five
educated people around the table, there
ought to be a way to say what you have
to say without sounding like Perry
mason when he grilled folks until hey
scream. These people are employees not
suspects. I have to believe the only
reason most of them are here is yes, they
need a job, but I feel most of them want
to do something good for our city.
Let me suggest that some positive
feedback and some concrete suggestions,
along with the criticism, might be a
better way.


In last week's edition of the Times, it was incorrectly reported that
Finely Cook donated $50 to the Gene Morgan campaign fund. Cook
donated $500. Also, as of March 31, 2008, Morgan's contributions
were $12. 110 and not $6,460 as stated. The Times strives for factual
reporting, and encourages our readers to contact us wilth..errors-
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15 S. Madison St.
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-Yoda, "Star Wars"

By Angye Morrison, Managing Editor



Allegedly Speakind


This guy's got one heckuva

grin and high energy, too

Ih my line of work, I am constantly Once the program got underway,
meeting new people. It never ceases to Kimblin took a seat on stage with
amaze me how fascinating and those listed as part of the program, and
resilient the human race is. Itis also I watched his grin stretch from ear to'
amazing that there are so many people ear as we all saw the graduates enter
in the community that I would consider the room in formation.
to be heroes. These are the people I I didn't think his grin could stretch
love to meet and write about, any further, but I was so wrong. When
In this particular context, a hero is the students were called up, one by
someone who gives of his or her time one, to receive their diplomas, the
and energy to give back to the corners of Kimblin's mouth just about
community. This type of person is no met at the back of his head yes, his
ordinary citizen; he (or she) is smile was that big. I don't think he
someone who makes a difference in could have been any more proud of
this world by working to affect change those students if they were his own
in his own backyard.At least that's children.
how I define it. I call them community He came by the paper after the story
heroes, and I've already seen that was published to pick up some copies
Gadsden County has plenty of these to have on hand as he visited with
folks to boast about. prospective academy investors. He was
I recently had the pleasure of still full of energy and just as
attending a graduation at the Gadsden motivated as he began preparation for
Leadership & Law Academy. I saw the next group of students to come
several young men and women through the program.
graduate from the program, ready to I found myself wishing that I could
enter the workforce or further their clone Kimblin. We need more people
education. The academy gave each like him. Lots more. Kimblin gets it.
graduate a chance for a brighter future, He's a stand-up guy, and what he
along with the opportunity to further stands up for is our young people. He
their education at Tallahassee knows that today's youth are
Community College, which gave them tomorrow's community leaders, and he
two-year scholarships. is striving to make sure they're ready,
Prior to the ceremony, I had the whatever it takes.
pleasure of meeting Kimblin NeSmith, So Kimblin NeSmith, you are
the executive director and CEO of the definitely a community hero. You have
academy. He was enthusiastic about made a difference in the lives of so
the program, and he showed a genuine. many of our young people, and I feel
concern for the students themselves. very safe in saying they will all be
He truly cares about each and every forever grateful:
one. I found myself thinking,;"I wish I We all are.
had half'of his energy "


Letters to the Editor


Reader calls hospi-
tal a 'money pit'

We would all like a hospital.
A lot of us would like a large
shopping mall, a movie the-
ater or a sports arena. We
don't have these things in
Gadsden County because we
cannot support them. I don't
believe we are large enough
to support a hospital. In
today's world, hospitals have
to be large to be cost effec-
tive. A 25-bed hospital is
nothing more than a money
pit which' ur county cannot
afford. That is why it closed
in the first place.
Some would argue that a
hospital is a necessity and the
rest of these are not. A hospi-
tal is not a necessity.
I have heard the claim that
42 people have died on the
way to Tallahassee since our
hospital closed and a lot
could have been saved if we
had a hospital. I don't buy
this argument.
Approximately a year before
the Gadsden Hospital closed,
I went there at 2.am. What I
thought might have been a
heart attack ended up being
indigestion. While there, I
was told in no uncertain terms
that if I was suffering from a
heart attack or a life-threaten-
ing illness I should go direct-
ly to Tallahassee. Being a
small hospital, they did not
have the necessary equipment
nor personnel to treat a life-
threatening illness and I
would be wasting valuable
time by stopping there.

William Eic
Quisy_

Support or no
support? 'Fess up

(I would like for all candi-
dates for county commission)
to tell me whether they are
against the reopening of the
Gadsden Community


Hospital. We all need to know
before the election. We need
to know who is going to work
with the other county com-
missioners to establish good
health care in our,county. .
I had to be flown by helicop-
ter to Tallahassee because I
could not breathe and was
having chest pains, and I am
still paying on a more than
$1,000 balance on my bill. I
was not given the opportunity
to use our hospital's emer-
gency room.
I don't want our.county to
move backwards. We need to
move forward.

Eloise Harper
Quincy


Don't blame
the problems


us for
of the


past

I am delighted that many cit-
izens in Gadsden 'County are
interested in the health care of
our friends and neighbors
throughout the county. I
requested and received a copy
of the trust fund, which any-
one can get per a public
records request to the clerk of
court's office. I requested a
copy of the minutes of a 1952
county commission meeting
during which the trust fund
(for the hospital) was
approved.
Please be advised that the
thought process of the county
commission at that time was,
in my opinion, totally differ-
ent from that of today's com-
mission. The majority of
blacks in Gadsden County
were in the tobacco fields in
S1952-during that meeting.-I
believe that at' that time,
blacks were considered labor
to be used by powerful south-
ern whites in Gadsden
County. Blacks were not
allowed to be treated in the
same hospital or even sit in
the same waiting room as
whites.


The trust fund was not
established, in my opinion,
for health care for blacks in
this county.
I would love to have some
more helpful citizen input
into improving health care in
this county. For those of you
that are concerned about the
half-cent surtax., don't worry.
You already pay it every time
you buy a hair comb, ink pen,
shirt, pair of shoes or car in
Tallahassee. We are paying
for individuals in another
county to have health care,
not ourselves. This county
must serve notice to the state
of Florida and this nation that
the citizens of Gadsden
County are willing to pay
their fair share for their own
health care facility.
The present commission
cannot be held accountable
for the thoughtless actions of
previous commissions. For
the past three years, this com-
mission has had a track record
of honesty, transparency and
excellent customer service. It
should be judged on its own
merit by each citizen.
This county commission
wants the input of the people
regarding health care. With
the new surtax and your
input, we can move forward.
Vote for the opening of
Gadsden Memorial Hospital.

Brenda Holt
County Commissioner
District 4

Get prepared for the
unthinkable

As a Florida organization,
you have-an obligation to
ensure the safety and security
of your members and property
during hurricane season. To
help you prepare for the
state's six-month storm sea-
son, the Florida Department
of Financial Services has
teamed up with the Gadsden
County Office of Emergency
Management, the Capitol


Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross, the Gadsden
County Chamber of
Commerce, and the Town of
Greensboro, to present
Hurricane Grace: Greensboro
- A New Season.
On behalf of Chief Financial
Officer Alex Sink, I invite
you to take part in this exer-
cise to ensure that Gadsden
County's communities con-
tinue to thrive before, during
and after hurricane season.
The purpose of Hurricane
Grace: Greensboro is to test
the ability of county.groups to
iitiate disaster response and
recovery activities once a
Category 2 storm has passed
through the region. Some of
the most important points
concerning business continu-
ity will be covered during this
exercise. Your group will be
able to answer key questions
that will make or break your
hurricane recovery efforts:
Are my employees and their
families safe an dsecure?
How will my group commu-
nicate with our members?
How do I assess damage and
begin the repair process?
Economic recovery and
business recovery and conti-
nuity are designated priorities
of Florida's emergency opera-
tions in any disaster. This
exercise will put the staff of.
partner organizations through
their paces in an effort to pre-
pare for the 2008 Hurricane
Season.
Date: Aug. 22, 2008
Where: Greensboro United
Methodist Church (if addid-
tional room is needed we will
move next door to the First
Baptist Church of
Greensboro).
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I encourage-you--to take
advantage of this valuable
exercise. Space is limited so
be sure to preregister by Aug.
19, 2008. For specific infor-
matio on how to participate in
Hurricane Grace, please con-
tact Katie Sherk at the
American Red Cross, Capital
Area Chapter, at 878-6080,
ext 125.


Improving

our schools:


Just do it
By Anthony Berkley
Look at an iPod or the award-
winning new running shoe, the Free.
Simple... cool... and there's a lot of
science and engineering here.
'Innovative corporationslike Nike
and Apple know how to reach their
school-age customers with products
and services that expand minds and
build bodies. They have a deep
understanding of the needs and
interests of young people and a keen
eye for design.
The business magazines are figuring
out the lesson: good innovation and
design balances scientific analysis
with artistic creativity. It's this
combination that leads to success in
the global market.
Can you imagine a lengthy public
shouting match over the next nano or
swoosh color? Probably not, because
they ... Just do it.
How do these lessons translate into
schools and the debates about how to
improve education in the U.S.?
With support from the WK. Kellogg
Foundation, education leaders in
Ohio,New Mexico,Florida and'
elsewhere are discovering new
solutions to perennial school
challenges by using a method called
"human-centered design." Human-
centered design starts from the
premise that those closest to the
problem parents, teachers, and
students may have good ideas for
solving it.Andcsince they'll have to
implement any solution,it's bestto
involve them early irithe process.
This is revolutionary for the
education field as outside experts rule
the day in typical school reform
efforts. Parents, teachers, and students
are rarelyeven consulted.
'Our ord Iook a different approach.
From parents \e learned that
schools are intimidating and hard to
communicate with. Teachers feel
overwhelmed and don't always reach
out like they want to. Students want to
be engaged in ways that involve
creative right brain activities as much
as analytic left brain ones.
The first sets of designs have been
published as "Tangible Steps Toward
Tomorrow" and arefreely available at
www.wkkf.org. One surprise is how
much these potential designs focus on
connecting connecting parents more
meaningfully with teachers, students
with one another;and classrooms to
community resources.
Consider Massachusetts 2020, a
Boston-area nonprofit that works with
public schools to add an extra few
hours to the school day.This simple,
concrete innovation a longer school
day -opens up a wealth of new
opportunities to connect and enrich. It
gives teachers the time they need to
really teach core subjects well and
explore student interests as well as
their own passionS. Modem dance,
poetry, neighborhood history and
other creative subjects round out the
school's curriculum. The result:
Students do better on tests and
everyone feels more satisfied and
engaged.
We know the United States spends
more on education than any other
country. We also know that our
students lag well behind many
industrialized countries in terms of
academic achievement. Yet, when we
discuss education, the focus narrows
to the traditional issues: teacher
qualifications, state standards and
achievement gaps.
It is not hard to imagine how
forward-thinking companies like Nike
or Apple would react to this situation.
Such corporations are well-known for
staying on the cutting edge through
their commitment to design.
Famously, their products balance
research and engineering with great
look and feel. And from Helsinki to
Singapore consumers know what
these brands stand for and are willing
to pay a premium.
In an increasingly global economy,
we need a new vision for public
education in America. Our young
people may be carrying Ipods and
walking on Nikes, but what they


really need is a well-designed
education featuring the most
competitive skills and the coolest
brand.
Berkley is the deputy director of
Education and Learning at the W. K.


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DATES) LOCATIONS )

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08-01-08 -08-07-08 SR 12(US 90), SR 12, SR 65, SR 27, CR 268, CR 65A, Fantana Tiail
08-08-08 08-14-08 SR 269 CR 65 CR 157, CR 159,
08-15-08 -.08-21-08 CR 268, CR 270, CR 270-A. CR 274 CR 65A, Fantana Tail
08-22-08 08-28-08 CR 161, Bric kwad Road, Joe Adams Road, Selman Road, Palme Ro ad
08-29-08 08-31-08 SR 12(US 90), SR 12, SR 65, SR 267, CR 268, CR 65A, Fantna Trail



DATES) LOCATIONS(S)

LIBERTY COUNTY
08-01-08 08-07-08 SR 267, SR 12, Camel Lake Road, I-vers Ann St., River Road, CR 67
08-08-08 08-14-08 SR 65, CR 67A, CR 379 (Hoec ake Rd.), Joe Chason RRd., Tt ue y Ceek Rd.
08-15-08 -08-21-08 S R 67CR, CR 270 (ML.K Rd.). CR 2224 (Blue S plings Rd.), Fie eman Rd.
08-22-08 08-28-08 SR 20, CR 1641 (De] mi sey Batiion Rd.). WIhile S fin Rd., Pea Ridge Rd.
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DR IER LICENSE AiND VEHICLE


Avoid walking alone at night unless absolutely necessary.
Keep to well lit commonly traveled routes.
Avoid shortcuts and dark, isolated areas.
Walk purposefully, know where you are going, and project a no-
nonsense image.
Avoid potentially dangerous situations.
If you feel threatened, cross the street, locate an emergency
S phone, or enter a store or place of business even if you have just left
it.
Have your door keys ready; carry them in your pockets, not
buried in a purse.
Protect Your Automobile. Bicycle or Moped
Always lock your car. (one in five stolen cars was left with keys
in the ignition.)
Lock bikes to immovable objects or bike racks with hardened
alloy locks and chains or U-shaped lock
S Do not leave tempting valuables or property visible inside the car.
Lock these items in the trunk.
Lock mopeds as you would bikes.
Protecting Yourself When Driving
Look into your car before getting in. Lock doors and roll up win-
dows once inside for protection.
Never pick up hitchhikers.
Carry change for emergency calls. 911 is a free call.
Drive to a police or fire station or open place of business if you
feel you are being followed.
Do not stop to help occupants of stopped or disabled vehicles.
Continue driving to the nearest phone and call assistance for
them.
Raise the hood, and then lock yourself into your car if it breaks
down. If someone stops and offers you help, remain in your car and
ask them to phone for help. Do not worry about seeming rude.
Protect Yourself At Night
Travel with a friend or in a group
Be alert and aware of your surroundings
Avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas; use well-lit, well-traveled
routes.
Dress in clothes and shoes which will not hamper movement
If You Sense You Are In TYouble:
Move away from the potential threat if possible.
Join any group of people nearby; cross the street and increase
your pace.
If a threatening situation is imminent, and people are close by to
help, yell, scream or make a commotion in any way you can to get
their attention.
Go to an open business.


The Gadsden County Times August 14,2008 5

Gadsden County Sheriff s

Office arrests
Teron Harrison: Aggravated battery (domestic)
Clyde Swann: Possession with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a store and possession of drug parapher-
nalia
Bradley Burke: Possession of crack cocaine within
1,000 feet of a store and purchase of crack cocaine
within 1,000 feet of a store
Robert Footman: FTA/pretrial PWBC (F-3)
Charles Folsom: Bond revocation/Trafficking in
amphetamines
Deaunterrius Albert: Vop/Carrying a concealed
weapon
Joseph Santacruz: Vop/Uttering
Charles Anderson: Vop/Burglary of dwelling, grand
theft. Vop/Throwing deadly missile and criminal mis-
chief
David Monroe: Felony battery
Tawanna Wilson: Vop/Burglary of dwelling
Melvin Murray: Forgery/Uttering
Antonio Green: Vop/possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell, possession of controlled
substance and possession of marijuana with intent to
sell
Phyllis Johnson: Vop/sale of controlled substance and
possession of controlled substance
Paul Battles: Grand theft and possession of burglary
tools
Kenneth Ceasor: Vop/DWLSR and Vop/Grand theft
from retail merchant
Howard Kolb: Manufacturing methamphetamines,
maintaining home where drugs are sold or stored,
possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth
and possession of pre-cursor chemicals
Chiquita Curry: FTA/Grand theft by PWBC
Lynn Williams: Escape and Vop/NVDL


Crime Prevention Tips
Protecting Yourselfat Home
Lock your door, even when you intend to return home shortly or
even if you are just going down the hall. It takes a thief ten.seconds or
less to enter an open room and steal your property..
Lock or secure doors and windows when you are alone or asleep.
Keep emergency numbers by your phone.
Do not leave messages on your door indicating that you are away
and when you will return.
Do not let strangers enter your home.
Do not prop open outer doors.
If someone asks to use your phone for an emergency call, offer to
telephone for them instead of allowing them access.
-- DurfroTput youtaAddress on your key ring.
Know your neighbors.
Do not leave keys in hiding places. Thieves will find them. Carry
your keys or make sure that anyone who truly needs them has their
own copy.
Call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity in or around your
neighborhood.
Open a savings or checking account instead of keeping money in
your room.
Keep automatic teller machine cards in a safe place, keep your
PIN number secret. When possible, only use ATMs during the day.
Instead of carrying large sums of cash use a charge card. Some
charge cards insure property purchased with those cards against loss,
theft or damage.
If you find yourself in immediate danger, call 911; try to stay
calm and get away at the first opportunity.
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6 The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008


School board expects 'highly-qualified'


teachers only on first day of school


By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing.Editor


When the first school bell
rings in Gadsden County this
month, there will be fewer
teachers in the classrooms than
in previous years, due to budget
cuts in response to the state of
Florida's mandate that all coun-
ties cut back because of
decreased state revenues.
But despite the deep cuts
already made in counties all
over the state, there are strong
indications that more cuts will
come.
Although the cuts have been
made across the board, they
have been perhaps felt the most
in the state's school districts,
and many have responded by
eliminating teacher and staff
positions, cutting programs and
searching for ways to be more
efficient with the dollars on
hand.
In Gadsden County, the school
district budget originally includ-
ed 1,080 teacher and staff posi-
tions for the upcoming school
year, according to Bonnie
Wood, assistant superintendent
for business services for the
Gadsden County School
District. School board members
and staff have worked in recent
weeks to determine in what
areas further cuts could be
made, and the determination
was made to cut 99 of those
jobs, thereby saving the district
approximately $3.9 million in
salaries and benefits.
During the process of making
that decision, school board
members engaged in discussion
regarding the hiring of non-cer-
tified teachers. As part of budg-
etary discussion during the June
24 school board meeting, board
member Isaac Simmons
expressed concern that there are
reportedly non-certified teachers
in the classrooms, and that the
district could be penalized again
through the federal No Child
Left Behind Act. The district
was audited in 2007 and was


penalized $440,000 for having
non-certified teachers in the
classrooms at that time.
"These are penalties the dis-
trict can no longer afford,"
Simmons said. He added that
public school enrollment in the
county drops by 1 to 2 percent
each year, with parents pulling
their children out of Gadsden
County schools and placing
them in another district or pri-
vate school. Those parents have
done so, he said, because of
unqualified teachers.
Simmons suggested that the
district adopt a policy that states
it will no longer hire non-certi-
fied teachers, effective immedi-
ately. The motion was made and
carried unanimously.
Reginald James, schools
superintendent, said it is diffi-
cult to attract teachers to
Gadsden County due to lower
pay rates than those found in
larger districts. In a telephone
interview on Tuesday, James
said this has always been a prob-
lem for Gadsden County, how-
ever, salaries are much more
competitive now than in years
past.
"Gadsden County has always
had a challenge of getting teach-
ers," he said. "It's a competitive
salary-driven issue. We have
raised the (starting) salary from
$26,000 to over $30,000."
James also wanted to clarify
that all teachers hired to teach in
Gadsden County schools hold
college degrees, but may be
asked to teach in a different dis-
. cipline than what they are certi-
fied for, and this is where the
issue of non-certified teachers
comes into play.
"Everybody has a degree," he
said. "But we may ask a teacher
to teach science (or some other
discipline, to fill in where there
is a gap). All of our teachers are
highly-qualified, but are some-
times asked to teach in areas
outside of their expertise." He
added that this is done only
when there is a critical need and
it is the best way possible to


meet the academic needs of stu-
dents.
James added that teachers who
teach outside of their specialty
areas work on certification in
those areas if they will continue
to teach in that discipline. At the
beginning of this school year,
James said, every teacher will be
certified in his or her specific
area of expertise.
"That's a first in Gadsden
County," he said.
Sonja Bridges, assistant super-
intendent for academic services,
said that at the end of the previ-
ous school year, there were 78
teachers who had not earned


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certification in the areas that
they were teaching in at the
time, but those teachers were
hired with the understanding
that they would have a year to
finish their requirements to
become fully certified.
Since then, most of the non-
certified teachers have earned
certification, with only 28-30
remaining, said Bridges. She
said last week that those remain-
ing non-certified teachers were
expected to become certified
this week.
"Our goal is to have highly-
qualified teachers in the class-
room from-day one," she said.


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Quincy's search for a city
manager may not have gone
very far as four prospective
managers were interviewed by
city commissioners, former
commissioners Clarence Bryant
and Larry Edwards, and
Tallahassee city manager Anita
Favors Thompson.
Only one candidate impressed
the panel enough for to request a
second interview, but the search
continues as another round of
prospects will come to town
next week.
The four interviewed were
selected from a pool of 12, all of
whom were graded on pre-,


selected criteria. Each candidate
reached a combined score of 75
or above. The scoring was based
on leadership (20 points), man-
agement (10 points), working
relationships (15 points), educa-
tion (10 points), experience (5
points), demonstrated knowl-
edge (15 points), public admin-
istration knowledge (15 points)
and fiscal oversight (15 points).
All of the candidates, said
Commissioner Sherrie Taylor,
had good qualities but that none
had the complete package she
was looking for in a manager.
On the other hand,
Commissioner Finley Cook said
that he could work with any of
the four interviewed and that
they were all good candidates.


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By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Early voting continues through Aug. 25. Polls for early voting
are the Chattahoochee Public Library, the Havana Public
Library and the Supervisor of Elections Office on South
Madison Street. The hours for voting are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Voters should be prepared by bringing along their voter regis-
tration cards and photo identification.
Absentee ballots are also available by calling the elections
office at 627-9910.


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MEETING NOTICE
The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will
be Tuesday, August'19, 2008 starting at 6:00 p.m. The following items
have been agendaed: Amendments to the Agenda: Awards.
Presentations and Appearances: Presentation of FY 2007 Audit
(Financial Statements); Presentation of Report on G*Stars; Employee
Service Award Recognition. Consent for Approval: Approval of
Minutes July 14, 2008 Special Meeting June 17, 2008 Regular
Meeting May 13, 2008 Special Meeting; Ratification of Approval to
Pay County Bills; Approval of Signatures for Special Assessment Lien;
Approval of Signatures for Special Assessment Liens and
Rehabilitation Contracts-Emergency Repairs; Approval of Signatures
for Special Assessment Lien and Rehabilitation Contract-Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) and State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) Programs; Approval to Accept the Grant Award
from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida
Recreation Development Assistance Grant. Program (FRDAP) to
Renovate Drake Acres Park ($135,611); Approval of the Gadsden
County Tourist Development Council Grant Requests for the Second
Funding Cycle for 2008 ($6,500); Post Approval of the Department of
Community Affairs, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Housing Rehabilitation Program Closeout Summary ($750,000);
Approval of Sale of County Owned Property to Mr. Max Fletcher, Jr. -
(Tolar White Road in Greensboro for $2,000), Parcel Identification #3-
092N-5W-0000-00442-0200; Approval of Resolution No. 2008-041
and the Second Amended and Restated Interlocal Agreement of the
Florida Water Utility Finance Commission; Approval of Preble-Rish,
Inc. as the Consultant to Oversee the Implementation of the
Countywide Water/Sewer Infrastructure Engineering and Design Study;
Approval of Reimbursement Process to Hotel-Owners for the
Installation of Temporary Septic Systems (Highway 267 and
Interstate 10 Wastewater Project); Approval to Reject all Proposals
Submitted for RFP 08-06 for the Addition for the Addition of an Air
Medical Division; Approval for the County Manager to Continue to
Serve on the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Council
of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc.; Approval of Additional Board
Meeting Dates; Approval of Change Order #9 to 2006 Road Paving
Contract; Post Approval of General Contractor for Addition to the
Supervisor of Elections Office; Approval of Project Agreement with the
Natural Resources Conservation Service for Lake Tallavana Dam
Stabilization; Approval of Joint Participation Agreement Small
County Outreach Program Florida Department of Transportation;
Approval of Joint Participation Agreement County Incentive Grant
Program Florida Department of Transportation; Approval to Establish
Budget Authority for FY 2008 Joint Participation Agreement Between
the State of Florida, Department of Transportation and Gadsden County
Board of County Commissioners for the Re-Establishment of the
Shuttle Transit Service. Consent Items Pulled for Discussion:
Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items (3 minute
limit): Public Hearings: Approval of Code Enforcement Board
Ordinance; Approval of Nuisance Abatement/Lot Clearing Ordinance;
Approval of Solid Waste Ordinance;'Approval of Gadsden County
Hospital and Indigent Health Care Ordinance; Public Hearing -
Conceptual/Preliminary Site Plan with Deviations for Alltel
Communications, Woodberry (SP-2008-04), Tax Parcel I.D. #3-10-2N-
4W-0000-00134-0500; Public Hearing Approval to Enact the Dori
Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act; Public Hearing Approval of
Resolution No. 2008-037 and Authorization of the Chairman to Execute
the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Agreement,
Books on Wheels Project from the Florida Department of State,
Division of Library and Information Services; Public Hearing -
Funding of Adopted Commissioner Priorities; Public Hearing -
Approval to Provide Initial Funding for the Implementation of the
Gadsden Rural Emergency Hospital Project. General Business:
County Manager: Miscellaneous Items. County Attorney:
Miscellaneous Items. Commissioners Items: Appointment of Member
to Serve on the County Canvassing Board for the Primary Election to
be Held August 26, 2008. Receipt and File For the Record: (A list-
ing of the File/Receipt items can be found on the County's website at
www.gadsdencountyfl.gov)

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

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

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City of Quincy
Notice of Second Public Hearing
And Advisory Council Meeting

The City of Quincy is applying to the Flotida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under'the Economic Development
category in the amount of $375,000.00 under the Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each
activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and
moderate income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated
percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the
City of Quincy is applying are:

Activity Budeet LMI%
Rail Spur $300,000 51+
Engineering $51,000 N/A
Administration $24,000 N/A
TOTAL BUDGET $375,000

A Public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
application will be held at the City Commission's Chambers at Quincy
City Hall, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday,
August 26,2008 at 6:00 p.m. A draft copy of the final application will be
available for review at that time. A draft copy of the application will be
made available at City Manager Office, 404 West Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351 on Monday through Friday between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. no more than five (5) days after August 8, 2008.
The application will be submitted to DCA on or before August 29, 2008.
To obtain additional information concerning the application and the pub-
lic hearing, contact Auburn Ford, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351, and (850) 875-7344. (TDD# (850) 955-8771).

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible loca-
tion. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing
impaired or the visually'impaired should contact Auburn Ford, 404 West
Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, (850) 875-7344 at least five (5)
calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing
should contact Auburn Ford, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida
32351, (850) 875--7344 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meet-
ing and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800)
955-8771. Any
S Handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting
should contact
Auburn Ford, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, (850)
875-7344 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting.

Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following
disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclo-
sures will be made available by the City of Quincy and DCA for public
inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after
the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be avail-
able for a minimum period of five years.

1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in
the form of a gift, grant, lo4n, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate,.sub-
sidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by
source and amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or
consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning
or development of the project or activity;

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a
pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to
exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or
others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other
entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or enti-
ty of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the
entity;

5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each
of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and

6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.

A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION

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The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008 7


Sheffield makes bid for circuit judge seat


When considering whom you
will vote for as your next circuit
court judge...does experience
matter? Or do you want some-
one you can trust to make good
and fair decisions?
Wouldn't it be nice if you did-
n't have to choose between
those two options but could
have both?


My name is Frank Sheffield
and I have been a lawyer in
North Florida for over 35 years.
You may not know my name
because I don't advertise on TV
and I don't .have a fancy Web
site. You see, I practice law the
old fashioned way, earning my
reputation one client and one
case at a time.


CITY OF QUINCY
Invitation to Bid
The City of Quincy is requesting proposals from registered
and licensed Contractor to renovate/rehabilitate residential
houses. This project is funded under a CDBG Housing
grant number 08DB-T3-02-30-02-H06. The Contractor will
demolition and build a new house; and rehabilitate, as stat-
ed in the scope developed by the Construction Manager and
consistent with the City of Quincy goals, for the following
houses:

Interested bidders are required to submit bid for the fol-
lowing as a package, and should provide itemized cost
for each of the houses listed below

1. Demolition of an existing house and construction of a
new house per the plan and specification provided located
at 745 Caldwell Street, Quincy, Florida.

2. Rehabilitation at 335 N. 13"' Street, Quincy to include:
Roof replacement; Electrical service upgrade; Replace
wood rot on exterior left side; Painting exterior ad interi-
or; Flooring replace flooring in kitchen, living room and
hallway; Floor Joist repair/replace in hallway and living
area; Ceiling repair in kitchen, living room, hallway and
bathrooms; Wall repair in living room and hallway; Doors -
Replace six (6) interior doors and one (1) exterior door;
Cabinets replace 12-ft of base and 12-ft of wall cabinets;
Replace five (5) fixtures; Mechanical repair the A/C unit;.
Interior trim repair/replace at kitchen, living hall, and
bathroom.

QUALIFICATION: Only licensed and Registered
Contractor with the State and the City of Quincy need
apply.

MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held
on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the City of
Quincy, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida in the
Commission chambers and site visits afterwards.

SEALED BIDS will be received until 2:00 PM, Thursday,
September 4, 2008, at the City Hall, Building & Planning
Department office, 404 West Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351. City of Quincy reserves the right to reject
any and all bids, and waive informalities in any bid. .

Information on bid documents is .available by contacting
Richard Lockwood, the Construction Manger, at (850) 508-
1333. All questions need to be addressed in writing to City
of Quincy, attn: Richard Lockwood, Building and Planning
Department.
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After 36 years, I still trust in
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your judge should work as hard
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I am a real courtroom lawyer
who, for 36 years, has tried hun-
dreds of cases and in every sin-
gle courtroom in our circuit.
I've stood before almost every
judge and have worked in
almost every area of law and
have worked hard representing
thousands of families who live
and work in our community.
I have tried so many cases that
the state of Florida has author-
ized me, as one of only eight
lawyers in our circuit, to be able
to handle death penalty trials.
That is not a designation that is
handed down easily; it requires
extensive experience, a solid
understanding of the law, excep-
tional education and an unblem-
ished track record of service and
trust.
This year is an exceptionally
challenging year for our judici-
ary. We are seeing a very large
number of retirements from the
bench. This means we now find
ourselves with an unusually
large number of vacancies and
after the elections will have at
least three new judges. I believe
this means that now, more than
ever, experience real court-
room experience will really
matter.
As you consider your choices
for circuit judge, I hope you will
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Candidate for Circuit Judge
2nd Judicial Circuit, Group 7


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JOB DESCRIPTION

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Starting Salary range: ($50,000-$60,000) based upon relevant qualifications and experience

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* Prepare bi-weekly payroll and required payroll tax deposits.
* Prepare monthly reconciliations
* Perform duties in relation to HR and personnel matters to be in compliance with State and Federal'
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* Establish work flow systems or procedures
* Analyze work processes or methods
* Conduct audits for accuracy, compliance or legitimacy following standards to maintain security
or confidentiality
* Draft correspondence
*Assists the City Manager in carrying out relations with other governmental bodies. Conducts inde-
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* Perform related work as required
* Monitoring and reporting on expenditures as compared to the approved budget
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needed please contact the City of Midway at (850) 574-2355.

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Sports


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Two weeks from tonight, (Thursday)
another college football season
begins. The highlight game of that
night will be North Carolina State at
South Carolina. Other games are
Charleston Southern at Miami and
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech.
Two days after that, things get under-
way big time. Among those Saturday
games is Florida's opener at home
against Hawaii. FAMU also opens the
30th with Alabama State coming to
Tallahassee. FSU won't begin their


season until the 6th of September
when they host Western Carolina.
My column this week will feature
my predictions for the upcoming sea-
son, which doesn't mean much, Last
year I foresaw Texas and USC, play-
ing for the National Championship.
Followers of the game know I wasn't
even close.
Just for fun. though, I'll lake another
stab this year, and hope I'll do a better
job.
Maybe, I hope I won't do a better


job. I'm an SEC fan. but I just don't
feel the conference wtdl produce a
third sntaight champion. I do feel they
will probably have the best two or
maybe three teams in the land. But
they beat each other up too much.
Take Georgia. a lot of experts' top
pick. No doubt Mark Richt's team is
loaded. But the Bulldogs play at
South Carolina, at Arizona State and
at Auburn. They also have Alabama
and Tennessee at home and Florida in
their annual war in Jacksonville.
If they go through that schedule
unscratched they deserve a shot at the
tite. They won't, Georgia will lose at
least two games.
Florida is looking to get back in the
championship game. Even with
Tebow and their wild offense, they
can't play at Tennessee, at Arkansas,
at FSU along with Miami, LSU. and
South Carolina at home and that
Georgia game without two losses. I
feel the winner of the Georgia-Florida
game will win the SEC East and play
in the conference championship game.
I think they'll meet Auburn who will
win the West using a home win over
LSU early in the year.
But whomever wins the SEC
Championship will have two loses and


unlike last year's LSLI team. don't t
earn a National Title Championship
game spot.
Who do I think will? It won't be an
ACC team. That conference like the
SEC is too balanced Clemson is the
conference darling, but back-to-back
weeks at Boston College and FSU in
November could do the Tigers in.
The, should v.in the conference's
Atlantic Division and meet Virginia
Tech in the ACC title game. But, the
winner of that game will hate a least
two losses and no invite to the nation-
al title game. Look for FSU to again
make noise in the conference. The
revamped Seminoles have eight home
games and an early win streak could
put them right in a conference cham-
pionship battle
The foes for the national title game
will be Oklahoma and Ohio State.
They'll be tie teams the complicated
BCS bunch selects. Oklahoma has a
lot of good players returning and they
play an easy out of conference sched-
ule. Texas may challenge the Sooners
in the Big Twelve South but
Oklahoma will win their Cotton Bowl
bash in October and spur them to the
Big Twelve utle game where they ill
beat Missoun.


For the third straglih yei Ohio State
will be in the title game. They hate
one roadblock at USC the 13h oi
September. And onl\ i\sconsin or
Illinois stand in the way of another
Buckeye Big Ten title Ohio State
should handle all their bumps in the
road and make it once again to the
season's last game
Other conference champions will be
Oregon in the PAC Ten. Central
Flonda in Conference USA. West
Virgtnia in the Big East. BYU in the
Mountain West. Florida Atlantic m the
Sun Belt. and Central Michigan in the
Mid-America.
Delaware State should win the
MEAC Confereuce. The Hornets
return a strong bunch from last year's
championship team
New head coach Joe Taylor at
FAMU may sometimes wonder why
he left Hampton But if he can hang
around and get the Rattlers recruting
gomg like it has in the past. FAMU
can again be a MEAC power down
the road.
That's how I see things this time
around. By the way. Oklahoma will
beat Ohio State in that BCS title
game Sorrt. Bucke)es, the third time
around won't be the charm.


Red Birds win sixth in a row, county schools open football practice


by JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor

Red Birds with sixth
in a row
A big eight-run seventh inning
carried the Chattahoochee Red
Birds to a 12-4 win over the
Miccosukee Devils in a
Georgia/Florida/Alabama


Baseball League game Sunday
afternoon at Therrell Field.
Richie Smith had a two-run
double, Robbie Fleck a two-run
homer, and Brandon Stidam a
two-run single in the big inning
that saw the Red Birds break a
4-4 tie.
Smith finished the game with
four hits. He drove in four runs


and scored five times in the con-
test. Fleck added a double to his
home run and Johnny Yawn had
a pair of hits.
Andy Pace pitched the first six
innings for Chattahoochee and
allowed only two runs, which
were unearned.
Tim Davis came in during the
seventh and finished the game.


Davis got the win though he
gave up a two-run homer to
Brad Jackson in the seventh that
tied things up.
Davis finished with four
strikeouts in his three innings of
work.
The win was the sixth in a row
for the Red Birds who will close
the regular season with a game


at Cairo Sunday. .
Chattahoochee clinched sec-
ond place in the Southern
Division with their win over
Missosukee. They will host a
first-round game in the league
playoffs Aug. 24.

County schools open
football practice


Football practice for Gadsden
County high school football
teams began this past Monday.
East Gadsden, West
Gadsdenand Munroe all got
Things going on the first day
practice were allowed.
Preseason games are set for
Aug. 29 and the regular season
starts Sept.5.


Caryville man catches record blue catfish


Angler fought for 10 minutes to reel in


64-pound, 8-ounce whopper


Long-time Washington County
,resident James Mitchell caught a
:new state-record blue catfish
;late Aug. 8 on the
:Choctawhatchee River.
The state-record blue catfish
weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces
:and was 53 1/2 inches long. The
-fish is 3 pounds larger than the
:previous record, a 61-pound, 8-
:ounce blue cat that came from
:Little Escambia Creek north of
:Pensacola.
SFlorida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission fish-
,eries biologists Chris Paxton
and Claire Mangum met with
Mitchell on Tuesday in Bonifay
-and weighed his fish on certified
scales.


The 64-year-old Mitchell, who
is disabled but still enjoys fish-
ing, fished a favorite spot on the
Choctawhatchee Monday near
Caryville. He caught the record
catfish at sundown but needed
the help of his son and grandson
to pull the fish over the side of
his boat.
He said the ten-minute fight
left him worn out.
Mitchell fishes for catfish
often on the river and uses
bream, which is his bait of
choice.
He caught the blue cat on a
hand-sized bluegill, 6-foot rod
and bait-caster reel loaded with
50-pound-test line.
"The bigger the bream the bet-


ter," Mitchell said. He catches
his bream using either a fly rod
or cane pole.
Within the past couple of
months, he's caught big blues or
channel cats, he's not sure
which, out of the same stretch of
the river, weighing 40 1/4 and
41 1/2 pounds.
While blue catfish are found in
most of the rivers and some
creeks in the Panhandle over to
the Suwannee River, they are
not native to the area. They
were originally found in rivers
and tributaries in the Midwest
and the Mississippi River
drainage. Exactly how they
made it to Florida waterways is
unknown.


Washington County resident James Mitchell caught a new state-record blue catfish Aug. 8 on the
Choctawhatchee River. The state-record blue catfish weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces and was 53 1/2 inch-
es long. The fish is 3 pounds larger than the previous record, a 61-pound, 8-ounce blue cat that came
from Little Escambia Creek north of Pensacola.*


Seminole Ramlins: On politics, military platoons and pole fishing'


I declare, trying' to swallow some of these
national politicians'/speeches and promises is
like trying' to swallow a rotten oyster. Things
nowadays just.don't look good to me. Guess
SI'm just an old coot whose time is past.
We here at Wingate's like to brag about one
of our own, Jim Yarborough, who is now
commander at Polk, La., and is a brigadier
general. I might add that he came through the
.ranks and not from West Point. I guided his
Grandfather and father, and Jim helped in our
Sboys camp some years ago. All of them were
good fishermen and Jim owns a place on Lake
Seminole near us and had close ties to guide
Ted Kelly.
Heavy thunderstorms cut the Jack Wingate
SThursday Night Big Fish Tournament boats to
20, but that was a good turnout, considering.
Lonnie O'Neal and Tom Ridley of Valdosta
took first with 6.69 pounds. Reggie Calhoun
and Chris Smith were second with 5.58
pounds, and Nic Jeter and Durron Brock took
third with 4.7 pounds. That night was the
worst electrical storm I've seen in a long
ime.


Bream, shellcrackers and catfish have been
the fish of the week. Anyone who wants to
fill their cooler with three- to four-finger
bream, you can do it here on the lake. The
beds seem endless. And about every 10 to 12
days a Willow Fly Hatch comes along and
sweetens the pot along the shoreline of our
big lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones took a limit of shell-
crackers on wigglers, while Clayton and Tony
Bailey took a limit of bream on crickets. They
also took 31 crappie on minnows.
One boat took 50 catfish on wigglers. Eddie
Ditto had a huge box of channel catfish on
wigglers. Mighty good week of pole fishing .
Little Miss Josey Deel turned 8 on 8-8-08.

Wingate's Fishing Report
Lake Surface Temp: 830
Lake Level: 1 foot down
Clarity: Clear except the river
Flint : Slight stain
Chattahoochee: Slight stain
Spring Creek: Clear


Report provid-
ed by Jack
Wingate


Tom Ridley
of Valdosta,
Ga., shows his
winning catch
in the Jack
Wingate
Thursday
Night Big Fish
Tournament
held out of
Wingate's
Lunker Lodge
and hosted by
the Hydrilla
Gnats Bass
Club.


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By Joe Ferolito





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The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008 9


Officials break ground for Boys and Girls Club in Quincy


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

An overcast sky and a down-
pour of torrential rain did not
dampen the spirits of those who
attended the groundbreaking
ceremony of the permanent
home of the Boys & Girls Club
at Quincy.
The club will be built just off
Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard, almost directly
behind the now-closed Gadsden
Nursing Home.
"We've been waiting for this
day, the day our youth would
have a permanent place to call


home and I can tell you it's a
wonderful feeling," said Ed
Dixon, chairman of the Gadsden
County Commission.
He added that the ground-
breaking is particularly special
because the commission has
been working very hard to pro-
vide a safe outlet for the coun-
ty's children.
Following the tragic deaths
of three teenagers in nearly
rapid succession two years ago a
roundtable discussion was held
at the University of Florida
Research Center to discuss ways
to make children safe.
"This was an idea borne out


of tragedy and the necessity to
immediately move towards a
solution on how we could safe-
guard our children. Our board
members were there, the sher-
iff's department, the school
board and everybody who has a
stake in the welfare of our
youngest residents," Dixon said.
Following several meetings,
Dixon said they realized that the
answer was nearby in the form
of the Boys and Girls Club of
the Big Bend.
He said the organization,
which was established in 1992,
had a successful model program
with 'a track record of "positive


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outcomes."
"They inspire children to
dream and realize possibilities
and they give kids an opportuni-
ty to enjoy their childhood while
preparing them with the neces-
sary tools to be productive
adults. Who wouldn't want that
for their children?" Dixon
asked.
Members of the family of
Crystal Riley attended the cere-
mony. Riley, 15, was one of the
three students who died two
years ago and who became the
catalyst for establishing Boys
and Girls Clubs throughout the
county.


Cynthia Riley, Crystal's
mother, thanked the commis-
sioners for dedicating the club to
her daughter.
"This permanent home fur-
ther demonstrates Gadsden
County's commitment to the
youth in this area and we are
proud to be a part of this," said
J.R. Davis, executive vice presi-
dent and COO of the Boys and
Girls Club of the Big Bend.
There is a temporary club on
Florida Avenue in Quincy.
Davis said the aim is to have
between 80 and 90 kids signed
up when the doors of the club
open.


The Boys and Girls Clubs of
the Big Bend, according to.
Davis, offers kids 5 to 18 years
old a positive place to go after
school.
The organization operates 16
clubs in Franklin, Gadsden,
Jefferson and Leon counties and
serves more than 7,000 mem-
bers each year.
"The organization provides a
compelling alternative to drugs,
crime, gang activity and other
negative influences affecting
local youth today and enables
members to realize their full
potential as productive, caring
citizens," Davis said.


Demography is not destiny


Florida low-income and minority students

out-perform average California students


SAN FRANCISCO (August
12) --The Pacific Research
Institute (PRI), a free-market
think tank based in California,
today released a report showing
that a disadvantaged socio-eco-
nomic background does not nec-
essarily consign students to poor
academic performance.
According to Demography Is
Not Destiny: Reform Lessons
from Florida on Overcoming
Achievement Gaps, low-income
students in Florida consistently
outperformed the average for all
students in California in large
part -due to Florida's school
choice programs. California cur-
rently ranks 48th in basic math
and reading skills in the nation.
Vicki E. Murray, Ph.D., sen-
ior fellow in education studies at
PRI, and Matthew Ladner,
Ph.D., vice president of the
Arizona-based Goldwater
Institute, compare Florida and
California, where low-income


and Hispanic students comprise
nearly half of all K-12 schools.
The results show that Florida's
inner-city, low-income, and
minority fourth-graders outper-
formed average California
fourth-graders, .even though
California public schools
receive $2,300 more in state
funding per pupil.
California's median house-
hold income is nearly $12,000
higher than Florida, and more of
the adult population has a bach-
elor's or advanced degree.
Florida has pursued a com-
prehensive set of education
reforms, including parental
choice, instructional reform,
standards and accountability,
curtailing of social promotion
and alternative teacher certifica-
tion.
"In Florida's case, improved
performance among minority
students, the ones largely served
'by parental choice programs,


appears to be propelling the rise
in overall Florida student
achievement.
Florida Hispanic student
scores have soared in recent
years.
In fact, Hispanic fourth-
graders now have the second-
highest NAEP reading scores
among all Hispanic students in
the nation. This is a stunning
achievement considering that
Florida minority student per-
formance used to be among the
worst in the nation," said Dr.
Murray.
"To achieve true reform and
increase student achievement,
the Golden State should emulate
the Sunshine State by enforcing
academic standards and increas-
ing parental choice, rather than
increasing spending or regula-
tions," said Dr. Ladner.
California has already adopted
state testing accountability, but
not parental choice.


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10 The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008


CONSTRUCTION
...Continued from Page 1
the building, together with the
receipts from emergency serv-
ices, will produce a significant
amount of income," Sharp said.
"The numbers look good;
they're not perfect, but they
look good."
As for how the funds from the
half-cent tax would be broken
down, Sharp said that one-third
of the proposed half-cent tax
will be used for the hospital,
while the other two-thirds will
be used for the county's health
department and its programs.
He added that the taxes would
be collected by the Florida
Department of Revenue, which
will funnel it down to the
Gadsden County Clerk of
Courts. The dispensation of the
funds will be supervised by
Marlon Brown, county admin-
istrator, on behalf of the hospi-
tal and its board. Sharp added
that use of the surtax is gov-
erned by the state and is
restricted.
The construction manage-
ment/selection committee met
last week. The committee,
comprised of county employ-
ees and representatives from
Clemons, Rutherford and
Associates, an architectural
firm, met to oversee the selec-
tion process for the hospital
renovation. Three firms,
Childers Construction, Cook
Brothers Inc. and Ajax
Construction, have all submit-
ted bids for the renovation.
Whichever company gets the
bid will oversee the renovation
of the hospital, using funds
from -the half-cent sales tax,
and will be responsible for hir-
ing subcontractors and keeping
the project on schedule and on
budget.
Sharp said the committee was
put together prior to the vote on
the tax to move the process into
high gear to be sure the facility
would open by June of next
year.
Renovations at the facility
include repairs to the overall'
structure of the building,
including the walls and roof, as
well as work on the air condi-
tioning and electrical systems.


TRIAL ...Continued from Page 1


thought someone was shooting at
stray dogs but decided to look out
her front door.
That's when a neighbor told her
that someone had run to the back
of her house. When she opened the
back door, she saw a man laying
the ground.
"He wasn't moving," she said.


Green was lying face down; he
had been shot in the back of the
neck and back of the head.
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office
investigators have worked on this
case for seven years with few
leads and people have been
unwilling to cooperate with
authorities.


Shorter, James and five other sus-
pected gang members were
recently indicted by a statewide
grand jury on charges of criminal
racketeering, conspiracy to traffic
in cocaine and conspiracy to traf-
fic in marijuana.
According to Lt. Jim Corder,
another suspected gang, member,


Lapido "Chad" Bethea is in an
Alabama jail charged with first-
degree murder in the shooting
death of a Birmingham, Ala., man
in January during an illegal street
race.
The 773 gang may also be behind
the 2004 death of Melvin Lamar
Northern, 24, whose body was


discovered by a school bus driver
on a lonely stretch of Cane Creek
Road near Quincy in February
2004. Northern had been released
from jail around midnight after his
bond was posted and was found
dead around 7 a.m. the same
morning.
Shorter's trial was expected to last


CONVERTERS ...Continued from Page 1

getting hit in the rural areas. We for someone to get under the cers are working closely with "They have to show a picture good and they're getting signa-
have some leads but the public car," Corder said. scrap metal dealers Gadsden and ID when they sell the converters tures, but when they can get top
could help if they parked in There are also leads to the cul- Leon counties and Decatur and scrap metal dealers are mak- dollar, people will take advan-
well-lit areas or make it difficult prits and law enforcement offi- County, Ga. ing sure the identifications are tage of it," Corder said.

ROBBERY ...Continued from Page 1
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over her with a stick in his hand.
He was-wearing white socks on
each hand. Two other males were


in the house but standing behind
the first man.
The man with the stick asked


her who else was in the house
with her and at that point she
called out to her husband to get


his gun. The men tied on toot.
The police are still processing
evidence left at the scene. Anyone


with information on the home
invasion and assault is asked to
call the QPD at 627-7111.


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The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008 11


Gadsden County kicks off


affordable housing pilot program


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

In a few months there will be
a new house on Brumby Street.
Last Thursday morning a few
people braved the heat and the
insects to attend the ground-
breaking for the first house in
the county's pilot affordable
housing project.
"We're trying something
new here. We, as a commission,
see this as an opportunity to
boost our economic develop-
ment efforts. Will it work? We
don't know, but we're going to
try it and see," said Ed Dixon,
chairman of the Gadsden
County Board of
Commissioners.
Last year, commissioners
voted to fund the affordable
.housing pilot project with
$100,000 toward the purchase
of the land and construction of a
1,100 square-foot home. The
project grew out of numerous
board meetings regarding sub-
standard homes in the county
and the commissioners' desire
to improve the lives of citizens
with quality affordable homes.
Dixon said the average price
for a new home in Gadsden
County starts at about $168,000
and that the presents a challenge
to many people who want a
home but cannot afford one.
The program, he said, will put'
home ownership within their
reach.
"Instead of relying on
builders to pick and choose
whether they want to build in
our community or not, we are


From left to right, are Farnita L.Saunders, Gadsden County
Community Development director; Bruce Rowan, city president,
Premier Bank Quincy Branch; Bryan Scruggs, Bryan Scruggs
Construction Inc.; Commissioner Eugene Lamb Jr., Gadsden
County Commission vice chair; Chairman Edward J. Dixon,
Gadsden County Commission; and Arthur L. Lawson Sr., assistant


county manager, Gadsden County


taking up the mantel to build up
our own communities. And this
is what it's all about, building
homes that are affordable,
homes that result in our neigh-
borhoods becoming stronger
and our communities being
revitalized," Dixon said.
"Providing affordable hous-
ing is a priority in Gadsden
County for the board.of county
commissioners because every-
one benefits. Through this pro-
gram commissioners decided to
invest in the local community
and contribute to its smart
growth and overall well-being.
Investment builds stronger
communities, boots the family
and increases the overall quality
of life," said Farnita Saunders,
Gadsden County Community


Commission.


Development director.
Not just anyone, however,
will be eligible for the homes.
Saunders said homebuyers must
meet mortgage criteria such as
credit worthiness and having
the ability to pay for the home.
The prospective purchaser
must also take a class in home-
ownership.
Bryan Scruggs Construction
Inc. has been hired as the con-
tractor for the project and the
home is due for completion by
the end of October.
The commission has
approved the construction of
only one home and future con-
struction is contingent on the
successful sale of the first
house, according to Saunders.


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The Magnolia House
Assisted Living Facility locat-
ed on Strong Road in Quincy
was honored to have local
photographer, Anne Draper,
S share her beautiful photogra-
phy exhibit of Gadsden
County with the residents.
Draper was one of six artists
involved in the recent
Gadsden Art's exhibit "Beauty
Spots." She offered to bring
her work to the Magnolia
House for the residents who
might not otherwise be able to
see the exhibit. "My intent is
to rekindle fond memories of
E familiar places in Gadsden
County for the residents of
Magnolia House," said
Draper.
The residents enjoyed
strolling by the exhibit and
looking at the photographs.
Draper went as far as to pro-
vide refreshments to simulate
the genuine feel of an art


exhibit/opening. The residents
and staff alike were very
grateful and enjoyed remi-
niscing about tobacco barns,
Lake Talquin and beautiful
flowers that were the subject
of many of Draper's photo-
graphs.
The Magnolia House
Assisted Living Facility has
been helping older adults in
'the area for more than ten
years do more for themselves
by setting the standard for
maximizing the quality of life
and dignity of its residents in
an affordable senior living
model. That quality of life is
defined as promoting and sup-
porting aging in a home like
setting, personal empower-
ment of the residents, and
offering innovative options
for the residents.
Stop by today for a visit, we
love to share our home with
others!


Magnolia House residents, Betty Goodwin and Millicent
Thomason, enjoy strolling by the photographs; while Anne Draper


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+ In 2008, neither of our high schools East Gadsden & West
Gadsden made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).
+ In 2008. Gadsden County employed 78 non-cerufied teachers
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Bugs aren't all bad

By Theresa Friday Lacewings are small to medi-
um-sized insects that are preda-
As summer progresses, the ceous as both adults and larvae.
number of insects found in our They consume insect eggs and
landscape increases. There are soft-bodied insects such as
millions of types of insects in aphids and mealybugs. Because
our world and more than of the long life of the adults,
100,000 different ones active in voracious appetites, and high
the United States. However, reproductive capacity, they are
less than one percent of these useful biological control agents.
actually feed on plants in a Many people have .seen the
harmful way. eggs of lacewings but didn't
Before you pull out the insec- realize it. The eggs are deposit-
ticide, take the time to identify ed at, the end of a long hairlike
the insects on your plants. You stalk which is attached to plants
just may find out that they are or structures. This prevents the
beneficial insects. Beneficial larvae from cannibalizing one
insects are those that are helpful another as they hatch.
in some way, as predators or Looking like tiny "alligators",
pollinators. A number of benefi- lacewing larvae voraciously
cial insects occur naturally in attack almost any prey they can
our gardens. grab, using pincer-like jaws.
There are many more benefi- After injecting paralyzing
cial insect species than harmful venom, they suck the body flu-
ones. Many of these "good ids from their helpless victim.
bugs" feed on the pests, and Lady beetles are among the
keep them in check naturally. most beneficial insects. There
Three of the more common ben- are approximately 5,000 species
eficial insects seen this time of worldwide with' 'about 475
year include the assassin bug, species occurring in ,North
the lacewing and the lady beetle. America.
Nearly 3000 species of assas- Not-all adult lady beetles are
sin bugs exist; however, scien- the characteristic orange with
fists suspect that many more will black spots. Like many beetles,
be discovered. They vary in lady beetles have larvae that
length from less than ? of an look nothing like the adult.
inch to 1? inches. They come in Some people believe the larvae
many colors and shapes and look like small orange and black
most species have two pairs of alligators; however, there is
wings. All assassin bugs, how- great diversity in the lady beetle
ever, have. a powerful, curved family.
beak that they use to pierce and Sometimes, gardeners mistake
suck out the tissues of their prey., the lady beetle larvae for pests
Assassin bugs prey on numer- and spray chemical pesticides
ous harmful insects such' as that kill them. This results in
caterpillars, stinkbugs, aphids, increased problems from real
and beetles. However, they are pests.
general predators and may feed Lady beetle larvae are relative-
on each other as well as other ly easy to find in your. own yard.
beneficial insects. Simply turn over an aphid
Since assassin bugs are them- infected leaf, and you will likely
selves preyed upon by many find them chomping away. The
enemies, they have developed a larvae are predators of aphids,
unique defense system, using mites, mealybugs, scales, white-
their beak to squirt venom at flies, leafhoppers, lacebugs,
their attacker as far as a foot other pest beetles, and caterpil-
away! Their saliva can cause lars..
-irritation to human skin and If you wish to send a comment
induce a very painful "bite." For or ask a question of Theresa
this reason, both nymphs and Friday please use:
adults should be handled with http://www.gulfl.net/Columns/
care. Friday/TFridayQuestion.htm


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Former Quincy banker promoted


A Capital City Associate
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The Gadsden County Times August 14,2008 B 1


(ladsden Co.
Upcoming I

Events le

" Black on Black Rhyme,"
featuring poet Keith
Rogers, will be held Sept.
24at 7 p.m. at the Bill
mc(;in imm-ary.'rhe
program is sponsored by
the Gadsden County
Public Library and fi.juded.
from a Library Services
Wid'ExImology Act G'rant,
from the Institute of
Museum ajid Library
Services, through. the
Florida Deparmient of
State, Division of Library
Services.

Big Bend Hospice has
invited area JU-neral
directors to a luncheon
Aug. 26at its main office,
JoCatkdat 1723 Mahan
Center Bouievard.Thc
ineeting, set to begin at
noon, will include a
discu,"ion on wavsarea
directors ca.u wo;k
together to better Ineet the
needs ofarea l"Unities.
"Grief services at Big Bend
llospicv are five and not-
limited to those who have
used hospice services" said
Diane'lbinasi, community
relations director. "We
want to make sure funeral
directors areaware of these
resources G)r adults, teens
and children so that even
after the company stops
coruin-,, and dieshock of
the death wears off,
bereaved Camilies will
know where to turn during
this difficult time." There
are niore than 35 fimeral
homes if) the eight
counties of the Big Bend of
Florida and many have
al read Y responded that
they will attend.
Funeral directors who have
not yet responded or
would lihefurthci-
infOrmation a-re
Cl.m.(Mri4ged to call 1"wric
Mu-d at 878-531.0, ext.
752, to RSVR

The East Gadsden lliO-,
School football Booster
Club willhold its first
tneeting Aug. 1.8 at 6:30
p.m. at the field house oil
campus. All community
leadersare invited to come
and join the club.

Membersand guests will
gather at. Blessed I-lope
Missionary Baptist Church
this Saturday night to
remember a tragic day in
the history of the church ---
a thty during which 17
children and oneadult
drowned duringa Sunday
School picnic.The
memorial service will
begiii'm 7p.m. at the
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Counts Commissioner
Eugene Lamb, at left, threw
out the first pitch to official-
ly inaugurate the Midway
softball field, the newest
addition to the Eugene
Lamb Recreation Center in
Midway. Lamb said the
state of Florida contributed
$50,000 for the park and
funds raised by the Eugene
Lamb Foundation, along
with personal and in-kind
contributions were responsi-
ble for the state-of-the-art
field. The new facility is
equipped with a lighted
score board, concession
stand and press box com-
plete with a public address
system. Lamb said the park
is a source of pride for the
entire city of Midway and a
place where Midway's chil-
dren deserve to play safely.
(Photo by Alice DuPont)


Bobby Maestaus, Jeff Mondak and Sergio Wals, performed children's music and poetry Thursday.
afternoon at Books & Bytes Internet Caf6. The Illinois artists were in Tallahassee to record music:
and spent the afternoon at the caf6 at the request of owner Michael Frank. Maestaus and Wals per-:
formed "Daddy's Making Dinner" and "Nobody Knows Where A Bus Driver Goes," along with
other selections. The men visit schools throughout the year, entertaining children with music and
poetry. (Photo by Alice DuPont)


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East Gadsden graduate selected as football captain


for upcoming season at Bethune-Cookman

By ALICE DU PONT bod \. ho jas like a teacher on
Times Editor the tield and that tlli person v....
l:ke hajtin j coach on the field.
When Phillip Kirkland gradu- and then he called n name and ..
ated from East Gadsden High said I. going tobe captain of
School four years ago, he was the team thi, ejaon The pla- 0 *
what many described as a er< me ic a ,tandine oation .OSep h L .
"sought-after" athlete. He was a The\. ele calling mi nIrne Jor
good student, clean cut, had no about five minutess, then the, NI
discipline problems and a good started ch.inting 'Captain Kil
athlete. Offers came from like tIrn Stdr Tick." Kirkla.nd
Tulane and Auburn universities, said
and the University of Alabama, He aid he ne\ er thought abottr
just to name a few. being the captain. he Just \\anted
He never seriously considered to help the youngerr players .ts
one of,the hundreds of histori- the.N joined the rte.ni But he I\
cally black colleges and univer- t I.klng hli responibiliie,,s asl
sities scattered around the te.illi cjapt.ain erioul~r '. -
nation. His sights, he said, were 1"'le ineer been the type of
set on Auburn. At he last minute person % ho like, to hang out
he had a visit from Bethune- I'%e.a..a, tried to carr\ Nmtself
Cookman University head foot- as someone mi parents i Larr)
ball coach Alvin Wyatt but was- and Idella Kirklandi could be
n't convinced. On signing day proud of and ~ ith BClI being a
something, he said fate urged church school. it tit ri ht in %\ ith
him to sign with Bethune in my upbringing." Kirkland ,aid
Daytona Beach. To relJa to get away from
"I remember that the two school. and to think he takes
scholarship forms were in front adant.ge of Daytona' .orld-.
of me on the table. For some fjnl-,mUi bedch
reason, and I don't know why, "I like to go to the beach alone
my hand went to BCU and I to listen to the after to be quiet
signed," he said.
That was four years ago and
Kirkland has never regretted
attending BCU, founded by the.
legendary Mary McLeod
Bethune in 1904.The school has
less than 6,000 students and
Kirkland knows many of them
by name.
Life has been good for
Kirkland at BCU. The computer
engineering major maintains a
3.5 grade point average and is and to really think." he sion.
looking forward to an internship said. '1 ha\e alaN been
,in the spring with_ NASA. He- hi, sumnier, interested in elecuon-
has many friends and the school, Kirkland could be found ics There are 'o mian --
he said, is like.a family. at Corr. Field t ice a things .ou can do and
Before he leaves his surrogate day. He' the lone run- so mania field, ou can
family and before he gets to ner doing lap' around go into I lo\e working g
NASA, Kirkland wants to get the baseball diamond Ith teamr to develop "
through the 2008 football year -" t% ice a day. the gu\ project'. and find
with a winning season. Kirkland doing stretches and ans\1 ers.
will be going back to BCU with workingg out eier da '\ lihen NASA recruit-
a title this fall. inside the \\eight room. ed me for an internship. .
"After the spring game this ALter college Kirkland I wa\s so happy. I kne ,
year the coach had us all togeth- said he has no desire to v. hat I anted to do."
er. He was talking about some- make the ,.nort a orofes- he said








B 2 The Gadsden County Times August.14, 2008



Church news


First Baptist Church is plan-
ning a block party. The event
will take place Aug. 24 at 4:30
p.m. at Burmah Heights Triangle
Park in Quincy. This is a unique
community get-together that is
.designed as a fun time for fami-
lies and people of all ages. There
will be food and drinks as well as
games for both children and
adults.
Mike Park, minister to students,
said, "First Baptist wants to spon-
sor neighborhood events that are
fun for families." He went on to
say, "With high gas prices and
other costs, families are looking
for fun things to do without hav-
ing to drive to Tallahassee. This
gives them an alternative and it's
absolutely free."
For more information about the
event, people can contact the
church office at 627-9688 or visit
the First Baptist Web site at first-
baptistquincy.com.
First Baptist Church in Quincy
holds Sunday School each week
at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship
at 10:55. Sunday evening worship
begins at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday evenings, chil-
dren's handbells begins at 5 p.m.,
followed by adult handbells at 6.
A kids and youth dinner begins
at 6 p.m., with children's choir
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prayer
meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Youth
worship begins at 6:45 p.m., and
adult choir rehearsal begins at
7:17 p.m.
A coffee house is open on
Sunday at 7 p.m..
Sunday morning worship servic-
es are broadcast on Sunday events
at 6 p.m. on 93.3 FM.
The fellowship mass choir,
under the leadership of the Rev.
Leroy Colston, will be in concert
Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at Amett
Chapel AME Church, located at
209 S. Duval St. in Quincy. This
program will be hosted by the
Anointed Vessels of Praise. Please
come help us worship the Lord.
Church services at Mt.
Pilgrim Primitive Baptist
Church are held the first, second
and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m.,
and at 8 anm. 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
pmn. each Wednesday.
Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
hosts a Bible study and youth
class each Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sunday services begin with
church school at 9:30 am., fol-
lowed by the morning worship
service at 11.
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.
The gospel mass choir will meet
Thursday at 7 p.m. Everyone with
donations and tickets are asked to
turn them in Sunday. A TV will
be given away following the
Sunday service.
New Evangel Temple
Church of God in Christ, locat-
ed at 437 Williams St. in Quincy,
holds Sunday School at 10 a.m.
each Sunday, followed by a wor-
ship 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.
Second Elizabeth Missionary
Baptist Church hosts a
Wednesday prayer meeting and
Bible study at 6:30 p.m., and
Sunday School each Sunday
morning at 9:45 a.m. .
The church will host an inde-
pendent pallbearers annual musi-
cal program Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.,
and a special morning worship
service with Rev. A. Graham
from St. Petersburg on Aug. 17 at
11 a.m.
The church is located at 2718
Attapulgus Highway in Quincy.
* Highly Exalted Praise
Ministries Inc. holds Sunday
School at 9:45 a.m. each week,
followed by worship at 11 a.m. A
Bible study is held each
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. For more
information, call 875-4497.


* Trinity Tabernacle
Interdenominational Inc.'s out-
reach ministry and USA Funds
will host a back-to-school event
Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the church. Information will be
available for parents and
guardians, as well as school sup-
plies and uniform assistance for
25 deserving students, along with
food and fellowship. Students can


apply for the uniform assistance.
For more information, call
Dorothy Smith at 627-3758 or
Shirley Galloway at 627-3775.
The church is located at 484
Dodger Ball Park Rd. in Quincy.
All Nations Praise and
Worship Ministries holds Bible
study each Tuesday night at 7
p.m.
Friendship Primitive Baptist
Church invites the community to
attend its annual family and
friends program on Aug. 17 at 11
a.m. Victor Sweet of Quincy will
bring the message. The church is
located at 5775 Ben Bostick Rd.
in Quincy in the Friendship
Community.
For more information, call
Albert Smith at 875-1958,
Margaret Daniesl-Bronson at 539-
9101 or Michelle Moore-McCord
at 339-4600.
St. Paul Primitive Baptist in
Attapulgus, Ga., will host a
"Pack-a-Pew" event Aug. 17 at 3
p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder
Lockth. The church is located at
4562 Fowlstown Rd.
An outdoor singing will be
held Aug. 16 at City River
Landing Park in Chattahoochee,
beginning at 6 p.m.
The event is free and everyone
is invited to bring a lawn chair
and donations of food items.
All children from 2 years
through fifth grade are invited to
join AWANA at Thomas
Memorial Baptist Church, 1001
W. Washington St. in Quincy.
AWANA is an interdenomination-
al program that includes scripture
memorization, Bible study and '
lots of fun and games. Sign-up
and registration will held Aug. 24
from 5 to 7 p.m. AWANA meet-
ings,will then be every Sunday
afternoon from 4:30 until 7 p.m.
at the church.
Because I Care Outreach
Ministry will hold its monthly
board meeting will take place
Aug. 16. For more information,
call (850) 528-8979.
Greater Tanner Chapel
AME Church hosts a
Wednesday night happy hour
from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each
week. Sunday School begins at
8:45 a.m., with worhip following
each Sunday at 10. Back to
school supplies will be given
away at the church Aug. 17,
beginning at noon. Each child
must be accompanied by a parent
or guardian.
The church is hosting "A Taste
of Africa" on Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.
The event's theme is "Striving to
Keep the Strong, Spiritual
Heritage," and will showcase 18
nations of Africa through food,
dress and culture. Come dressed
in African attire.
The Mattie Jones
Missionary Society, St. John
AME Church, will sponsor a
"Day of Caring and Sharing for
Back to School" Aug. 16, from
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be
men's, women's and children's
clothing, shoes and other house-,
hold items, as well as back to
school supplies. The public is
welcome to attend. The church is
located at 4445 Bainbridge
Highway in Quincy. For more
information, call Emma Baker at
627-8734.
The Disciples Group will
sponsor a soul saving crusade
Sept. 8-12 at Quincy's Corry
Field. If you'd like to be a part of
the crusade choir, attend
rehearsals on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8
at 7:30 pn.m. at Deliverance
Temple Ministries, located at
5715 Hardaway Highway in
Chattahoochee. For more infor-
mation, call 856-8448.
Agape Christian Fellowship
holds Sunday School each week
at 9 a.m., followed by morning
worship at 10:30. A prayer time is
held each Monday at 7.p.m., with
a community prayer time held
each third Monday. Bible study
begins at 7:30 p.m. each
Wednesday evening. The AFAM
food distribution is held on the
. third Saturday of each month at
10 a.m. The church's Klothes
Kloset is open from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m.
New Birth will hold its


church dedication service Aug. 24
at 3 p.m. Weekly services begin at
11 a.m. on the first through fourth
Sunday of each month. Bible
teaching is held each Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m., and Sunday
School begins each week at 10
a.m.
New Salem Missionary
Baptist Church will hold a back
to school clothing giveaway Aug.
15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clothing
in all sizes will be available.
Games, hot dogs, hamburgers,
fries and drinks will be available
also.
SThe GreenshadeAME
Church family would like to
invite everyone to come out and
help celebrate annual bishops day
Sunday Aug. 17. We will also
celebrate Rev. Alls' birthday Aug.
17 at 5 p.m. at the Open Door
Church in Sawdust. For more
information, call 363-6028 or
627-3509.
Saint Phillip AME Church
will host the Sons of Allen of the
Quincy District Aug. 17 at 4 p.m.
in the Sons' first worship service.
The service will be held at the
church, located at 6200
Centerville Rd. in Tallahassee. All
pastors are encouraged to be sure
their church is represented at this
service. For more information,
call 627-1236 or 385-8308.
St. Stephens PB Church will
open its clothes closet to anyone
needing service Aug. 17, from
8:30 to 11 a.m. Deacons and
mothers anniversary will be held
at a later date, to be determined.
Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church in Tallahassee
will host a Women's Day, themed
"Created for a Good Work," Aug.
15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Orange
Avenue Community Center, locat-
ed at 2710 Country Club Drive.
Women are encouraged to wear
comfortable clothing and attend a
Christ-centered night of fun, with
goodie bags, refreshments, ven-
dors, a youth fashion show, dance
ministry, health and nutrition
information and fitness on the
menu. For more information, call
the church at 575-2739.
Trust God Ministries, located
at 16 W. Jefferson St., invites you
to its annual symposium, "Things
to Consider Before You Say I
Do" on Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m., and
marriage seminar, "How to Make
a Good Marriage Better," set for
Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Zion Hope PB Church in
Gretna will host a musical cele-
bration honoring Annie A.
Holloman Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
All choirs, groups, soloists and
political candidates are invited to
attend. For more information, call
856-9964.
The Greensboro United
Methodist Church invites you to
its new, progressive worship serv-
ice Aug. 18. CROSSRoads
Worship is a casual, come-as-you-
are service that features live wor-
ship with the Barefoot Band of
Tallahassee, and relevant sermons
that address everyday issues. The
service meets every third Sunday
night at 6:30 p.m. in the
Greensboro Methodist Fellowship
Hall. Dress is casual and childcare
is provided. For more informa-
tion, call Teresa MacBain at 322-
4972 or log on to our Web site at
www.gumconline.com/cross-
roads.
Shiloh Community MB
Church and Outreach Center
will celebrate Pastor Jerome
Pendleton's 11lth anniversary Aug.
11-17. Services will be held at
7:30 p.m. nightly through ,
Saturday, with the event closing
out during the 11 a.m. worship
service on Sunday. Everyone is
invited to attend.
The women's ministry of
Antioch MB Church at 1003 W.
Clark St. in Quincy will present
"The Color Purple." Rev. Brian
Brown will present the program
Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. For more
information, call 627-7007.
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by noon each Monday for that
week's edition. You can also drop
them by our office at 15 S.
Madison St. in Quincy, or e-mail
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Eubanks, Edwin

Edwin "Cowboy" Eubanks,
86, went to be with the Lord on
Aug. 6, 2008. He is survived by
his loving wife of 67 years,
Evelyn Gillespie'Eubanks. A
service will be held at 2 p.m.
Aug.10 at the First Presbyterian
Church in Havana, 123 NE 1st
Street. Interment will take place
at a later date with immediate
family present. Eubanks was
born March 15, 1922 in Ponce
de Leon to Joseph and Misa
Sangster Eubanks. Eubanks is a
true representative of the
"Greatest Generation" having
joined the U.S. Army in 1940
and served through 1945. He
was in five major battles of
World War II, including
Normandy, Battle of the Bulge,
Northern France, Crossing
Rhine and Central Europr. He
received Bronze Stars and
Presidential Citations for these
battles. In 1946, the family
moved to Tallahassee from
Cairo, Ga. He began his career
as a brick mason and subse-
quently became a general con-
tractor. He then expanded his
business as the owner of
Florida-Georgia Pool Company.
Upon retirement, he entered the
cattle and farming business, for
which he had a deep passion.
He is also a retired member of
the Leon County Sheriffs Posse.
Eubanks is also survived by two
daughters, Duane Underwood
(devoted son-in-law Buddy) and*
Edwina Hutchins, all of Havana;
two granddaughters, Darby
Palmer (Robert Greg) and
Ramsey Lawless (Joseph M.
Jr.); five great-grandchildren,
Reagan, Gavin and Payton
Palmer, McKay and Tripp
Lawless; sisters, Ruth Flood
(Jack) of Jacksonville and
Wilma "Willie" Howie of
VIctorville, Calif; and close and
dedicated friends Richey Rudd
and Steve Jordan. He was pre-
ceded in death by his parents,
one son, Dickie Alexander, and
three sisters. Contributions may
be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Boulevard,
Tallahassee, FL 32308, or First
Presbyterian Church of Havana,
Post Office Box 707, Havana,
FL 32333.




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Funral Homn & Crmamry

Brinkley, Ruth

Ruth Lee Brinkley, 102, died
July 29, 2008 at Riverchase
Health Center, in Quincy.
Survivors include two nieces,
Annie Bibbins and Evelyn Hall,
both of Gretna; nephew, Robert
Bibbins of Hardaway
Community; and a host of other
relatives. Services were held
Aug. 9 at Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church in Quincy.



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Dillard, Joshua

Joshua Rudolph Dillard, 75,


died Aug. 3, 2008 at Big Bend
Hospice House. Services were
held Aug. 9 at Piney Grove
Baptist Church in Havana. In
lieu of flowers, the family
would like to request contribu-
tions be sent to Myrtle Dillard,
1810 Rich Bay Road, Havana,
FL 32333.
He leaves to mourn his devot-
ed wife of 52 years, Myrtle
Dillard; daughters, Godiva
Dillard of West Palm Beach,
Jacklyn Pittman of Havana,
Leisha Dillard of Queens, N.Y.,
Trisha Rowlett (Ernest) of
Virginia Beach, Va., and Sherma
DelTergo (Joe) of Jupiter; sons,
Joshua Dillard Jr. (Angie) of
Jupiter, Troy Noel Dillard of
West Palm Beach and Darren
Dillard of Riveria Beach; a
brother, Matthew Dillard (Pearl)
of Jupiter; brother-in-law, Grant
Green of Jamaica, N.Y.; aunt,
Adell Dillard of Miami; 17
grandchildren, five great-grand-
children, a niece and a host of
relatives and friends. He was
preceded in death by his son,
Troy A. Dillard.


CLARY'S FUNERAL HOME



Shiver, Ronald

Ronald W. "Ronnie" Shiver,
55, died Aug. 5 at home. He
was a truck driver, farmer and
dairyman. Funeral services
were held at Sycamore Baptist
Church Aug. 8, with interment
in the Sycamore Cemetery. He is
survived by wife, Lorraine G.
Shiver of Sycamore; sons, Jamie
(Amanda Lee) Shiver of Bristol,
Bobby (Amanda C.) Shiver of
Rock Bluff and Larry Davis Jr.
of Sycamore; daughter, Melinda
Renfroe of Altha; grandchildren,
Elisah Jerome Shiver, Ezekiel
James Shiver, Ethan Josia
Shiver, Kalbeb Shiver and
Madalyn Grace Shiver; mother,
Ruth Polous Shiver Neal of
Bristol; brothers, Rocky Shiver
of Rook Bluff and Ray Neal of
Blountstown; sisters, Delores
Davis and Roxie Cane of
Bristol, Rhonda Branch of
Hosford and Sara. Kever of
Telogia. He was preceded in
death by his father, Crawford L.
Shiver, his stepfather Bill Neal
and grandson James W. Shiver
Jr.

Suber Sr., Floyd

Floyd E. Suber Sr., 87, died
Aug. 6, 2008. He was bor in
Greensboro and served in the
U.S. Army in World War II, hav-
ing been wounded at the Battle
of the Rhine in 1945. Visitation
will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
at the Charles McClellan
Funeral Home in Quincy. A
graveside service with full mili-
tary honors will be Saturday at
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at 11
a.m. He is survived by his wife
of more than 64 years, Versie
Hanna Suber; sons, Floyd E.
Suber Jr and Robert G. Suber,
both of Lake Talquin; daughter,
Ann Suber Oaks (Clayton); a
very special brother-in-law,
Wayne Hanna (Dora); sister,
Grace Cooksey of Tallahassee;
and three grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. He


was preceded in death by a son,
Ronnie Suber. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to
Providence Baptist Church,
1612 Providence Rd., Quincy,
FL 32351.

Charles
McClellan
Funeral Home


Wade, Arthur

Arthur. William "Bill" Wade,
88, of Glory Community, died
Aug. 4, 2008 in Glory
Community. Graveside services
will be held today at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church Cemetery. Born
June 30, 1920 in Gadsden
County, he was a retired painter,
ambulance driver, farmer and
school bus driver. He was a
World War II veteran, having
served with the 4th fighter group
and the 336th Fighter Squadron
8th Air Force. He was a member
of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and
affectionally known to family
and friends as "PawPaw." He is
survived by his sons, Kent
(Karen) Wade of Hosford, Mike
.(Cynthia) Wade of Quincy and
Mark (Dianne) Wade of Eustis;
13 grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren. He was preced-
ed in death by his wife, Audrey
Wade,and a son, Mitchell Wade.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 105
N. Jackson St., Quincy, FL
32351.



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Funeral Home

Williams, Floritha

Floritha Williams, 72, of
Gretna, died Aug. 6, 2008 in
Tallahassee. Services were held
Aug. 10, 2008
at Tabernacle v
Church of
Christ Written
In Heaven.
'Burial was at
Tabernacle
Cemetery.
She is sur-
vived by' her
sons, Roy Williams, of
Fayetteville, N.C., Artis
Williams of Augusta, Ga.,
Rickey Williams; Memphis,
Tenn., and Tommy Williams
(Sandra) of Columbia, S.C.;
daughters, Annie Grady
(Gregory) of Tallahassee, and
Betty Culver (David), Rita
Dudley (James) and Sarah
Barber, all of Gretna.


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Commemorative program to be held
Members and guests will gather at Blessed Hope Missionary Baptist
Church this Saturday.night to remember a tragic day in the history of
the church a day during which 17 children and one adult drowned
during a Sunday School picnic. The memorial service will begin at 7
p.m. at the church, with guest speaker Ester Watson, of Shiloh PB
Church in Quincy. Watson is the youngest of eight children, and his
siblings drowned on that fateful day. The public is invited to attend this
special service. For more information, call Laura Collins at 875-3969.








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about your school's activities you
may submit news and photos to
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; ... Principals motivate county's educators:

We can and will do better this year


By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

Gadsden County Schools
Superintendent Reginald James
stood before the county's teachers
and principals Tuesday morning
and told the he just couldn't do it
- give a motivational speech, that
is.
"I just don't know if I can do it.
I was supposed to, but I'm just in
awe of what you've done," he
said, speaking of the
improvements made by Gadsden
County's schools on the FCAT.
"The real tribute, I believe, goes
to you. We're set to take off and


go to the moon now," he said.
"Math (scores) is up. Reading is
up. Writing is up. Science is up.
Graduation rates are up. Fighting
and harassment are down. Our
school improvement is a true
knockout. I'm inspired by what
has happened here. We're
heading in the right direction."
James called the improved
scores one of the "great
turnaround stories in Florida."
"The question is," he asked the
educators present, "do you? We
can't go back to where we were.
Everybody has to strive to be an
'A'." James reminded the
audience that 10 of the 13 schools


in the district improved by a letter
grade, and he said those
principals would be the ones to
inspire and motivate with their
words. Each principal was invited
to the podium to speak for three
minutes.
Sylvia Jackson, West Gadsden
High School's principal, spoke
first, and her words were echoed
by the other speakers as well.
"We've made significant
improvements, and although we
didn't get the grade we wanted, I
know we're on the right track,"
she said. "I'rn claiming nothing
less than a 'C' for next year. It
can be done. We can do better."


Several teachers from the Gadsden County School District attended the Just Read! Florida Literacy
Institute in Orlando July 20-24. The conference was geared toward learning new techniques to help stu-
dents become better readers. Attending the conference were Shanterrica McLaurin and Cathy Holmes
from Havana Elementary School, Melaney Wiggins and Sandra Riggins from Chattahoochee
Elementary, and Annette Walker and Tunisia Hairston from Greensboro Elementary School.


Get your child organized for success


Today's kids have the over-
flowing paperwork and bulging
day planners of pint-sized CEOs.
And organizing those activities
and assignments takes capable
assistants: mom and dad.
"Without parental intervention,
virtually all elementary school
children, and many middle and
high school youths, will be
unable to manage the flow of
information from school to
home and back again," says Dr.
Anne Rambo, associate profes-
sor of family therapy at Nova
Southeastern University in
Florida and author of the book,


"I Know'My Child Can Do
Better!"
Institute a- daily backpack-
unpacking ritual, she advises. Sit
down with your child after
school and sort through all the
contents, putting them in one of
six piles: trash; supplies; books;
things to keep (like graded
papers); long-term assignments
(instructions for a book report
due next month); and short-term
assignments (homework due the
next day).
"After you've thrown out the
trash, put the books back, and
saved what you wanted to keep,


you're left with short- and long-
term assignments. Designate a
folder that returns to school, for
homework, permission slips and
everything else that should go
back the next day," she says.
Keep a second folder for long-
term projects at home.
"Assignment sheets for reports
due later, information about
upcoming field trips, and the like
stay in this folder."
"Organization is a skill your
child needs for future academic
success," she says. "A teacher
doesn't have time to teach your
child this. The task is up to you."


Don't forget about immunizations


It's that time of the year again
when parents nationwide are mak-
ing sure their children have every-
thing they need to head back to
school. At the top of your list
should be checking that your child
is up to date on all of the required
immunizations.
The clustering of children in the
school setting increases the
chances of spreading an infectious
disease. Vaccines are the first and
best line of defense to protect
infants and children against the


most devastating childhood ill-
nesses, according to pediatric
health experts.
"Immunizing their child is the
single best thing parents can do to
ensure their child's health," says
Dr. Renee R. Jenkins, president of
the American Academy of
Pediatrics. "The benefits of vac-
cines far outweigh the risks. I firm-
ly believe in the importance and
safety of vaccines, as a doctor, as a
parent and as a new grandparent."
While many young parents today

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have never witnessed a case of
polio, measles or rubella, these dis-
eases still circulate in the world
and are just a plane ride away.
They can easily return to the U.S. if
immunization rates were to fall.
Indeed, outbreaks of measles and
whooping cough in the U.S. in
recent years show how quickly and
easily these diseases can spread
among unvaccinated populations.
According to the experts at the
AAP, the current immunization
schedule provides the best protec-
tion. Before they start school, chil-
dren need to be immunized against
such illnesses as measles, mumps,
rubella, chicken pox, polio, hepati-
tis, diphtheria, tetanus, meningitis,
whooping cough and others.


School news...

Crossroad Academy Charter School of Business will host an open
house Aug. 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Parents and students will have
the opportunity to meet and greet faculty and staff, tour the school
grounds and receive pertinent information for the upcoming school
year.
Proper uniforms will be mandatory on the first day of school.
For more information, call 875-9626.
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Students and parents are invited to attend an open house at East
Gadsden High School Aug. 17. from 4 to 6 p.m. The Jaguar faculty,
staff and administration will be on hand to answer questions and stu-
dent schedules will be available for pickup. Campus tours will also be
conducted.
Parents of ninth and 10th graders should report to the gym. while 11th
and 12th grade parents should report to the media center.
Parents and students should take note that student drivers will not be
permitted to drive their vehicles beginning the week of Aug. 25.

Superintendent Reginald James and school board members will host a
"Back To School Parent and Student Information Expo" at Carter-
Parramore Academy from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 16.
Free school supplies will be available. The entire community, parents
and students are invited to attend and visit a variety of booths. Schools
will have individual booths, school supplies and much, much more.
For more information, contact the Family Information Resource Center
at 627-1541. ,



Class Reunions...


The Class of 1993 will meet in
city hall in the Commission
Chambers Aug. 17 at 6 pm. For
more information, call Shawanea
Wells at 321-3694 or Sherita Baker
at 363-2375.
Carter-Parramore Academy
Class of 1966 will meet at city hall
in Quincy for a class meeting on
Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. The class is mak-

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ing plans for its 43rd class reunion,
set for July 2009. Contact Richard
Taylor at 627-3534 or Barbara
Swann at 442-6482 for more infor-
mation.
* There will be a class reunion
meeting for the Class of 1969 to
finalize plans for its 40th reunion.
Please plan to attend. The meeting
will be held Aug. 17 at 6 pm. at Old


Bethel AME Church on fHghbridge
Road. For more information, call
Jewel Jackson at 875-4043 or
Regina Stephens at 627-7078.
* James A. Shanks Class of 1980
will meet Aug. 17 at the home of
Ricky Reed at 6 pm. Final plans for
the Labor Day outing will be made,
as well as plans for the 30-year
reunion.


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Douglas Harris September 6, 2008
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Monday for that week's issue.
Information may also be faxed to us at
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15 S. Madison in Quincy.


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Connor Wayne Beach
Connor was bor Aug. 17, 2007. He is the son of
Mamie and Joel Beach. His maternal grandparents
are Tommy Johns,,Brenda Brandon and the late
Wayne Brandon. Paternal grandparents are Frankie
and Beth Beach. Connor will celebrate his birth-
day at home with many friends and family.


JaYunnae Lakadrien
Holloway
JaYunnae, daughter of Lakemie "Kane" Threatts and Joe
Hollowa) Jr. of SaJdur.t, will celebrate her first birthday
Aug. 17 She .a ill celebrate \ ith her stepfather and sister,
Timm\ and lewell Threatto of Friendship. all of her
grandparents. Sharon Hughes of Gretna, Ahce Herron of
Sawdust and Marilyn and Joe Holloway Sr. of
Chat3ahoochee and Tornnim and C\ntha Hinson ol
Quincy, along \ ith other fail\ members and friends at
her grandmother Sharon's house in Gretna.


Jaden Jakyle Conner
Jaden will celebrate his first birthday Aug. 16 at
his grandmother's house. He is the son of Sterling
and Cassandra Conner. His maternal grandparents
are Donnie Knight and Leroy Marshall, and his
paternal grandparents are James and Sarah Conner.
His great-grandparents are Fred Hall and Flossie
Robinson. His godparents are Larry'and Doris
Washington.,


Kamri Sharda' Jackson.
Kamri was born on Aug. 17, 2007 and will celebrate her
first birthday on Aug. 16 a 3 30 pm at Sunset Park in
Quincy. Kamri is the daughter of Rober and Jessica
Jackson, and the sister of Ar'Darious, Robert Jr. and
Kiara Jackson. Her paternal grandparents are the late
William and Irene Jackson Her maternal grandparents
are Roosevelt Starling and Linda West. -Her godparents
ate Paul and Shaneka Groves, Harold and Tammara
Smith and Harrison and Yumico Smith. Family and
friends are invited to come and celebrate thii day u ith
her.


Derrick Dewayne Nixon Jr.
Derrik a as born Aug. 16. 2007, and is the son of
Denjse Nlurra. and De-rick Nixon Sr.
Grandparents are Addie and Betty Murray and
Willie and Miary Nixon. He will celebrate his first
birthday at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16 at 500 S. Atlanta St.,
Apt. H-132, with an Elmo-themed party.




First birthdays are printed at no charge, but you must bring in a birth certificate
for the child listing both parents, if both parents are to be listed in the announce-
ment. If the father is not on the certificate, he must produce a photo ID in our
office. There are no exceptions. Announcements are due by noon.on Monday for
the Thursday edition. Copy will be edited for content and space.


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Quarter luncheon July 30 at the Gadsden Arts Center. Employees were selected for
going above and beyond their regular duties and showing true dedication to people of
Gadsden County. Those recognized included Alvin Ford, public works; Kembrew
Jackson, information technology; Clyde Collins, growth management; Eugene Wood,
facilities; and James Peacock, public works; Pat Faircloth, emergency services; Paula
Alday, extension services; Kris Odahowski, library services; Sonya Burns, communi-
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Blast at Corry Field. The event featured music, games and food. Pictured left to right are Louis Dilbert, TCC coordinator, Leslie Dixon,
Kadeshia Blair, Cartesia Moore, Brianna Portis, Kaliyah Martin and Lori Livingston, ETS coordinator. The program is designed to assist
pre-collegiate students in grades six'through 12 to successfully complete middle and high school and consider occupational choices.



Merchants seek to improve downtown business


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Looking for way to increase their customer
base by attracting people to Quincy's down-
town area, local merchants met informally
Thursday morning to listen to and make
suggestions.
About 20 merchants attended
the breakfast, at the Gadsden .
Arts Center initiated by interim
City Manager Jack McLean
and Community
Redevelopment Agency direc-
tor Charles Hayes. te
Marketing, they all agreed, is f
the only way to get people into
downtown Quincy. Sandi
Beare of Havana said members
of that town's merchants asso-
ciation routinely contribute money that is,
used for multimedia regional advertising.
Jim Southerland of WQTN suggested mer-
chants mount a "shop locally" first cam-
paign. Something as simple as a sign in the
window would remind people which busi-


nesses are locally owned.
"The idea is to tell people to look locally
for items before they go elsewhere. We need
to draw people downtown," he said.
The art center and the Quincy Music
Theatre are natural .draws and account for
most of the downtown traffic. Hemmit Patel


Paying outside marketers
sounds good, but who
knows this community bet-
r than we do? I say we draw
rom us first and then move
outside.
--Bruce Rowan

said last year he rented rooms more than 200
nights to people who came to various plays
at the'theatre. He said that the local Holiday
Inn Express is the number one (occupancy)


hotel in the nation


Legal Notice

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a workshop and its regularly
scheduled Board meeting to which all interested per-
sons are invited.
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Place: School Board Meeting Room
Max D. Walker School Administration Building
35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Quincy, Florida
PURPOSE:
WORKSHOP: To discuss financial issues/data update.
WORKSHOP: To ratify payment of bills, consider personnel
actions, consider bids and quotations, consider and/or act on pro-
posal and/or adoption of Administrative Rules and such other busi-
ness as may be ready for consideration.
A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise contact-
ing' The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr. Reginald
C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.,
Quincy, Florida 32351.
Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made, which records
would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Dated this I '" day of August, 2008 A.D.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Reginald C. James
Superintendent of Schools
08/14/08c


and that he would be
happy to promote
downtown in his
establishment.
"We would dedicate
a section in the lobby
where, people could


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pick up brochures' or information about
where to shop and what to do in Quincy. We
could help promote upcoming events such
as the barbeque festival," he said.
McLean suggested that when there are
activities downtown, merchants must look
for ways to piggyback off the events.
"I think that if you did some-
thing to attract attention, peo-
'ple would come inside. That's
what you want is to increase
the foot traffic; even if people'
don't buy right away they
might come back," he said.
Joyce Padgett of Padgett's
Jewelry agreed, and said a cus-
tomer from Jacksonville
recently called to purchase an
item her store carries because
she was unable to find it in
Jacksonville.
Bruce Rowan suggested that the best way
to get results is for people with businesses to
meet often to come up with ways to sell
Quincy.
"Paying outside marketers sounds good,
but who knows this community better than
we do? I say we draw from us first and then
move outside," Rowan said.
Hayes said he would set up another mer-
chants meeting next month.


AUGUST
Downtown Tallahassee
Caribbean Carnival
(850) 891-3866
Rhythms of reggae, calypso
and soca fill the. air during the
West Indian inspired weekend,
featuring a lively parade, a vil-
lage of ethic foods and crafts
and J'Ouvert the celebration
at dawn.
SEPTEMBER
Tallahassee Museum
(850) 5'5-8684
Native American Heritage
Festival
Canoe sculpting, roof thatch-
ing, native arts and crafts, and
traditional Indian games give
exposure to lifestyles and tradi-
tions of several area Indian
tribes.
OCTOBER
FSU and FAMU
Homecomings
Week of spirited activities -
from concerts to parades hon-
oring students and alumni.
National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory Open House
Tours, demonstrations and
Displays at the world-renowned
laboratory.
Tallahassee Museum
(850) 575-8684
Zoobilee
After hours adult party featur-
ing cuisine from 25 of
Tallahassee's best restaurants;
accompanied by live music
from local bands.
Greek Food Festival
Holy Mother of God Greek
Orthodox Church
(850) 878-0747
Twenty-four hours of Greek
food, fun and festivities (histor-
ically held every other year).
Tallahassee Museum
(850) 575-8684
Halloween Howl
Trick-or-treating at an 1880s
farm, a haunted trail, story-
telling, music and magic shows
make for a howling good time.
Knott House Museum
,(850) 922-2459
Daggers and Lace
All Hallows' Eve celebration
featuring exquisite lace exhibits
and historical cutlery displays;
along with eerie orators, vin-
tage horror films and carved
pumpkins.
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER
North Florida Fairgrounds
(850) 878-3247
North Florida Fair
Largest event in north Florida
and south Georgia; with nearly
224,000 fun lovers enjoying 11
days of thrills, chills and spills.
NOVEMBER
Bradley's Country Store
(850) 893-1647 -
Bradley's Historic Country
Store Fun Day
Country celebration with
crafts, wagon, horse and buggy
rides, cane grinding, syrup
making and of course,
Bradley's famous homemade
sausage.
Tallahassee Museum


(850) 575-8684
Winter on the Farm
Weaving, candle making, cane
grinding and blacksmith
demonstrations highlight activi-
ties of yesteryear on an original
1880s farm.
DECEMBER
North Florida Fairgrounds
(850) 575-8684
Market Days
One of the Southeast's largest
and finest arts and crafts fairs
featuring 300 nationwide artists
and craftspeople, live entertain-
mert, food, etc.
Downtown Tallahassee
(850) 891-3866
Winter Festival
Explosion of seasonal activi-
ties featuring an awe-inspiring
Celebration of Lights with a
festive parade, Jingle Bell Run,
and numerous stages, offering
musical and dramatic perform-
ances.
NEARBY SPECIAL
EVENTS
Offering a taste of Southern
down-home fun, small towns
near Tallahassee host a number
of unusual and charming festi-
vals.
OCTOBER
Perry
(850) 584-8733
Florida Forest Festival
State's No. 2 commodity -
timber receives due recogni-
tion with forestry exhibits, live
entertainment, a "parade of
wood," plus the "World's
Largest Free Fish Fry."
Thomasville, Ga.
(229) 377-4408
Birdsong Nature Center
Jubilee'
Family style day of fun with
nature walks, hay rides, "Bird
Window" viewing, story telling
and pony rides ending at sunset
with a bonfire and bamboo
"firecrackers."
NOVEMBER
Apalachicola
(888) 653-8011
Florida SeafOod Festival
Annual three-day event cele-
brates succulent delights of the
Gulf with plates full of world
famous oysters, shucking con-
tests and Red Fish Run.
White springs
(800) 847-7278
Rural Folk Life Days
Five days of demonstrations
portraying rural north Florida
life in the 1880s, from cane
grinding to quilting.
Calvary, Ga.
(229) 377-6853
Mule Days
Event dedicated to mules
draws more than 60,000 people
for mule "beauty pageant,"
tobacco spitting, rooster throws
and acres of arts and crafts.
Climax, Ga.
(229) 246-5388
Swine Times
Country western show and pig
contests honor Miss Piggy's
roly-poly kinfolk.


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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 07-
001257-CAA JUDGE:
GEORGE S.
REYNOLDS, III

IN RE: FORFEITURE of
One (1) 1993 Buick
Roadmaster
V I N
1G4BN5371PR427253 .

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: BILDAD RITHER
Last Known Address:
5230 2nd Street,
Orlando, Florida 32810

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that a forfei-
ture action has been filed
against, the above
described motor vehicle
by the Department of
Highway Safety and-
Motor Vehicles. You are
required to file an answer
and any written defenses
with the Clerk of the
Court and to serve a
copy of the answer and
defenses on or -before
the 15 day of September,
2008 on SANDRA R.
COULTER, Assistant
General Counsel,
Department of Highway
Safety and Motor
Vehicles, 2900
Apalache.e Parkway,
Room A-432,
Tallahassee, Florida
32399. Failure to file an
answer and defenses will
result in a default being
entered against you.
WITNESSES by hand
and the Seal of the Court
on this 6 day of August,
S2008.

The Honorable Nicholas
Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
8/14,8/21,8/28, 9/4


Wanted: School Bus Driver
Must have current commercial dri-
ver's license with a good driving
record. Must have or be willing to
obtain "P" and "S" endorsements.

Contact:
Jimmy Harris or Woodrow Hinson
@ Robert F. Munroe Day School
865-5500 (phone); 856-5856 (fax)


Social Security Representation
From Initial Filing to Appeals
SSI, Social Security Disability
Call for Appointment 850-228-4105
Non Attorney

I it 40-11


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN 'COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 08
000607 CAA

MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC.,
as nominee for RESI-
DENTIAL LENDING
CORPORATION 4041
Powder Mill Road
Calverton, MD 20705
Plaintiff,

V.

LORRAINE H. BRANCH
and ISAIAH HUNTER,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT, pursuant
to Plaintiff's Final
Judgment Of
Foreclosure and Re-
Establishment of Note
entered in the above-
captioned action, I will
sell the property situated
in Gadsden County,
Florida, described as fol-
lows, to wit:

Lot 15, Block C, Hillside
Park, according to the
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 106, Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.

at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash at the Gadsden
County Courthouse,
Quincy, Florida, at South
door, 10 East Jefferson
Street, at 11:00 a.m., on
the 4th day of
September, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/14,8/21-08

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 OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 21
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 100 P 535-WWW.P
170. COMM. AT SWC
'OF THE E 1/2 OF THE
SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4, RUN
N. 1130 FT, E 320 FT, S
105 FT. TO BEGIN, RUN
S 105 FT., W. 210 FT, N
105 FT, E 210 FT TO
THE P.O.B. IN SEC-
TION 33-4N-6W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
1334N6W000000034105
00


Name in
assessed:
MCLEROY


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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
July 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk


NOTICE OF APPLI(
TION FOR TAX DEEI

NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN, that GADSD
COUNTY the holder
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(
2000

DESCRIPTION
'PROPERTY:

OR 418 PG 1449-14
PRCL 20: PART
THE SAN JULIA SOL
TRACT PER OR 41.
1458.

PARCEL ID NUMB
2113N4W000000220
0

Name in wh
assessed: COAS'
FOREST RESOURCE
CO.

Said Property being
the County of Gadsd
State of Florida. Unl
such certificate shall
redeemed according
law, the proper
described in such ce
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
3RD of SEPTEME
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit C

BY: Glenda McPhers
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-0



NOTICE OF APPLI
TION FOR TAX DEE

NOTICE IS HERE
GIVEN, that GADSD
COUNTY the holder
the following certify
has filed said certify
for a tax deed to
issued thereon. The
tificate number and
of issuance, the desc
tion of the property,
the names in which
was assessed are as
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
2000

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 418 PG 1449-1'
PRCL 20: PART
THE SAN JULIA SOU
TRACT PER OR 41
1458.


PARCEL ID NUMB
which 2113N4W000000220
MACK 0

Name in wl


CA-
D

=BY
)EN
of
:ate
:ate
be
cer-
'ear
-rip-
and
h it
fol-


563
CE:


OF


159.
OF
JTH
8 P


ER:
050


which
TAL
'ES


I in
len,
ess


assessed: COASTAL
FOREST RESOURCES
CO.

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-
cateshall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
3Rp of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 616
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 160 PG 172, LOT 1,
BLK B, ST JOHNS
SUBDV. LESS PART
TO SRD PER OR 133 P
608. OR 414 PG 1612.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2233N4W04100000B00
10

Name in which
assessed: MARY ANN
& SHIH KINCY

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08


be NOTICE OF APPLICA-
I to TION FOR TAX DEED
erty
rtifi- NOTICE IS HEREBY
the GIVEN, that GADSDEN
the COUNTY the holder of
the the following certificate
IER has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be
y of issued thereon. The cer-
.tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
;' tionrof the property, and
court the names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
on lows:

)8 CERTIFICATE NO. 769
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
- 2001

CA- DESCRIPTION OF
D PROPERTY:

EBY A STRIP OF LAND
)EN LYING ALONG THE N
r of BANK OF MOSQUITO
cate CREEK BEGINNING
cate ON E LINE OF SE 1/4
be OF NE 1/4 & RUNNING
cer- TO W LINE OF SAME
year 40. SAID STRIP
crip- BOUNDED ON THE N
and BY THE APALACHICO-
h it LA NORTHERN R/R &
fol- LANDS PREVIOUSLY
SOLD TO DEWITT
SMITH AND MRS. A. M.
563 SMITH. ALL IN THE SE
CE: ? OF NE ? OF SECT 4-
3N-6W. LESS PART TO
CITY PER OR 293 P
OF 1924 IN SECTION 4-3N-
6W. OR 331 P 782.

459. PARCEL ID NUMBER:
OF 2043N6W00000014301
JTH 00
8P
Name in which
assessed: WALTER
ER: MCLEROY
050
Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
which 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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 870
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2003


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 526 P 1669 OR
430 P 159
CHANCERY ORDER
BOOK G, P. 391-393.
COMMENCE AT THE
SEC OF EAST ONE-
HALF OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 6-2N-1 WAND
RUN S 89 DEG 38' 31"
W 28.16 FT TO RD
#153; N 46 DEG 34'00"
W 303.12 FT TO BEGIN:
THENCE N 46 DEG
34'00" W 208.71 FT; N
43 DEG 26'00" E 208.71
FT; S 46 DEG 34'00" E
208.71 FT; S 43" DEG
26'00" W 208.71 FT TO
THE P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3062N1W00000023101
00

Name in which
assessed: BERTHA
MAE ROBINSON C/O
DEBORAH JACKSON

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-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1083
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

DB 92 P 412 LOT 32 IN
HUDSON HILLS. OR
380 P 1400

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3042N3W06000000003
20

Name in which
assessed: JAMES
ALVIN WELLS ET AL;
HAZEL TAYLOR
WELLS, JAMES ALVIN
WELLS, CLIFFORD
SAMUEL WELLS,
ANDREW DANIEL
.WELLS, LONNIE
MICHAEL WELLS,
OLIVIA REGINA WELLS

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-07



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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


CERTIFICATE
1113 YEAR
ISSUANCE: 2000

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


BEGIN AT NWC OF LOT
1, BLK 3, SELMAN'S
ADDITION, RUN N
ALONG E SIDE OF
CORRY ST 145 FT, E
ALONG SOUTH LINE
OF EMORY AND HAZEL
JONES 140 FT TO W
R/WAY OF CRAWFORD
ST, SE/LY ALONG SAID
R/VAY 195 FT TO N
LINE OF LOT 9, DEL-
MAR SUBDV., WEST
ALONG N LINE OF LOT
9 DELMAR SUBDV,
BLOCK 5 SELMANS
ADDN AND LOT 1 BLK
3, SELMANS ADDITION
TO THE P.O.B. IN
SECT. 7-2N-3W. OR
299 P 1058.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W00000013313
00

Name in which
assessed: ANDREW L.
STUMLER

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1173
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 392 P 346, OR 76 P
487 BEGIN 121 FT
SOUTH AND 39 FT
WEST OF NEC OF LOT
184 ORIGINAL QUINCY,
RUN W 11 FT., N. 20 FT,
E 11 FT, SOUTH 20 FT
TO THE P.O.B. OR 424
P 1013.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W07300000018
41

Name in which
assessed: JUNE Y
LOGAN

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1174
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OP
PROPERTY:

OR 47, P 162. BEGIN
90 FT S. OF NWC OF S
1/2 OF LOT 184, ORIG.
QUINCY. RUN E. 95 FT,
S. 20 FT., W. 95 FT., N.
20 FT. TO P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3072N3W07300000018
44

Name in which
assessed: WAYMON A.
SIMMS

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1202
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

LOT 6, BLOCK *M,
SHAWS ADD. OR 303
PG 1943

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3082N3W07800000M00
60

Name in which
assessed: R.C. & MARY
GENNIE

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that GADSDEN


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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1284
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 105, P 744; OR 87, P
138. OR 222 P. 258,
LIFE ESTATE BEGIN AT
NEC OF NW 1/4 OF SW
1/4, RUN S 150 FT,'W
75 FT, N 150 FT, E 75
FT, TO P.O. B. LESS
PARTTO SRD. IN SEC-
TION 19-2N-3W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3192N3W00000032104
00

Name in which
assessed: SADIE
BROWN C/O THOMAS
BROWN

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
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31 ,/07,8/14,8/21-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1345
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY;

OR 131 P 697 BEGIN
1811.1 FT E & 350 FT N
OF SWC OF SE 1/4 OF
NW 1/4., RUN N 150 FT.,
W 290.04 FT., S 150 FT.,
.E 290,4 FT TO POB. IN
SECT. 5-2N-4W. OR 293
P 1687 LESS PT PER
OR 396 P 1504

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3052N4W00000013304
00

Name in which
assessed: CORNELIA
WARD

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
3rd day of September,
2008, at 10:00a.m.
Dated this 15TH day of
July, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1394


YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 443 P 918, OR 141 P
132, LOT 4, BLK C, LICK
SKILLET SUBDIVISION

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3112N4W09200000C00
40

Name in which
assessed: GORDON
THOMAS

Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
3RD of SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit pourt

By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08



NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 1526
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 157 P 148- OR 473
P 1037. S 1/2 OF LOT 5
BLK 8, SPRINGSIDE.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3122N4W109000008005
1

Name in which
assessed: MARGARET
D BRONSON

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
3RD pf SEPTEMBER
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 10TH day of
JULY 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
7/31,8/07,8/14,8/21-08


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN. AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.
08000317CPA

In re: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL FRANCIS,
deceased.


NOTICE
TORS


TO CREDI-


The administration of the
estate of Michael
Francis, deceased,
whose date of death was
November 27, 2007, is
pending in the circuit
court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is:
Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Gadsden County
P.O. Box 1649
Quincy, Florida 32353-
1649

The file number is
08000317 CPA

The names and address-
es of the personal repre-
sentative and the per-
sonal representative's


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below.
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
required to be served
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or
demands against dece-
dent's estate must file
their claims with this
court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF


DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is
August 14, 2008.



Jay J. Pfeiffer
Personal Representative
1010 Juniper Creek
Road
Quincy, Florida 32351


Attorney for Personal
Representative:

Elizabeth Teegen, Esq.
Elizabeth A. Teegen, P.A.
1660 Metropolitan Circle,
Suite B08
Tallahassee, Florida
32308
(850) 297-0001
(850) 297-0002 fax




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

WALDORF ENTER-
PRISES OF GADSDEN
COUNTY, INC.,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

WILLIE GLOVER, JR.,


Apartment For Rent

313 W. Franklin Street

Quincy, FL

2BR, 1.5 BA

Rent:

$550/month

Deposit:

*300

Application Fee:

*25.00

Credit Check

Contact:

Dick D'Alemberte,

Realtor

#8 Main Street

Chattahoochee, FL 32324

850-633-8484

850-933-0826 (cell)

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CAROLYN B. GLOVER,
4ELLA JACKSON, B:T.
FLOWERS TAX AND
BUSINESS CONSUL-
TANTS, ,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELLA JACKSON
and UNKNOWN HEIRS
OF ELLA JACKSON
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action for Quite,
Title has been filed
against you and others,
regarding the property
described as follows:
BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 15, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
4 WEST, AND THENCE
RUN WEST 102 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH
330 FEET, THENCE
RUN EAST 102 FEET,
THENCE RUN NORTH
330 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS PART CON-
VEYED TO STATE
ROAD DEPARTMENT
AS PER DEED
RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK
73, PAGE 397 AND
LESS THE SOUTH 255
FEET.
Gadsden County Parcel
ID No. 3-15-2N-4W-
0000-00421-0100
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DANIEL E. MAN-
AUSA, ESQUIRE,
SMITH, THOMPSON,
SHAW and MANUSA,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road,
4th floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-
cation date of this notice
of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of


this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's
attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this 1 day
August, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Courts

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk ,
8/7,8/14,8/21,8/24-08



IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-964 CAA

CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ANNETTE HOFFMAN
A/K/A ANNETTE SIMP-
SON, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF RESCHED-
ULED FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBBY
GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated
July 31, 2008 and
entered in Case NO. 07-
964 CAA of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in and for
GADSDEN County,
Florida wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC, is
the Plaintiff and.
ANNETTE HOFFMAN
A//K/A ANNETTE SIMP-


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SIDE STEPS OF THE
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at
11:O0AM, on the 4th day
of September, 2008, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOTS 68,69 AND 70 OF
BLOCK OF HAMPTON
HEIGHTS S/D
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 94 ANDERSON
AVENUE, HAVANNA, FL
32333
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, 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 August 1, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/14, 8/21-08


IN THE CIRCUIT
.COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCU-
TI IN AND FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA CASE NO. 08-900-
CAA '

WALDORF ENTER-
PRISES OF GADSDEN
COUNTY, INC.,
Plaintiff,

Vs.


KIMBROUGH
TRUST,
Defendant.


FAMILY


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KIMBROUGH FAMI-
LY TRUST

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action for Quiet
Title has been filed
against you and others,
regarding the property
the property described


as follows:
LOTS 1 & 2, BLOCK "D"
LONGLEAF HILLS, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
199, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
Gadsden County Parcel
ID No. 1-36-4N-6W-
0021-0000D-0010
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on DANIEL E. MAN-
AUSA, ESQUIRE,
SMITH, THOMPSON,
SHAW & MANAUSA,
P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road,
4th Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more that thirty (30) days
from the first publication
date of this notice of
action, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this
Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this 17th day
July, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Courts

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
7/24,7/31,8/7,8/14-08




IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION FILE NO.: 08-
000-355-CPA

IN RE: ESTATE OF
KAY DAVIS LAY,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS

The administration of the
estate of Kay Davis Lay,
deceased, whose date of
death was May 14, 2008,
is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gadsden
County, Florida, Probate


Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1649,
Quincy, Florida 32353.
The names and address-
es 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 on whom a
copy of this notice is
required to be served
must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF'
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons who have claims or
demands against the
decedent's. estate must
file their claims with this


court WITHI
MONTHS AFTER
DATE OF THE
PUBLICATION C
NOTICE.

ALLCLAIMS NO'
WITHIN THE
PERIODS SET
IN SECTION
OF THE FLORID
BATE CODE W
FOREVER BARF

NOTWITHSTAI
THE TIME PE
SET FORTH A
ANY CLAIM FILE
(2) YEARS OR
AFTER THE
DENT'S DATI
DEATH IS BARR

The date of the fi
location of this N
August 14, 2008.


Attorney for P
Representative:
Carolyn D. Olive
Fla. Bar No. 394'
Goldberg &
Attorneys at Law
P. O. Box 12458
Tallahassee,
32317
Telephone (850
4000

P e rs o
Representative:


Suzanne Davis Powell
2912 Springfield Drive
Tallahassee, Florida
32309
8/14,8/21-08


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT File
No. 07000555CPA

IN RE:
ESTATE OF ETHEL G.
WEINBERG:
Deceased.



NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION

TO ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
INTERESTED IN THE
ESTATE:


N 3 YOU ARE HEREBY
R THE NOTIFIED that the
FIRST administration of the
)F THIS estate of Ethel G.
Weinberg, deceased,
File Number 07000555-
T FILED CPA, is pending in the
TIME Circuit Court of Gadsden
FORTH County, Florida, Probate
733.702 Division, the address of
'A PRO- which is Gadsden
fILL BE County Courthouse,
RED. Quincy, FL 33351. The
personal representatives
NDING of the estate are Neal
.RIODS Weinberg and Henry
ABOVE, Weinberg, whose
D TWO addresses are: 3329
MORE Northside Drive, Macon,
DECE- Georgia 31210 and 8535
E OF Club Estates Way,
ED. Lakeland, Florida 33346
respectively.
first pub- All persons having
notice is claims or demands
against the estate are
required, WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS
personall FROM THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE,
475 to file with the clerk of the
Olive, above court a written
statement of any claim or
demand they may have.
Florida Each claim must be in
writing and must indicate
I) 222- the basis for the claim,
the name and address of
S the creditor or his agent
n a I or attorney and the
Amount claimed. If the


claim is not yet due, the
date when it will become
due shall be stated. If
the claim is secured, the
security shall be
described. The claimant
shall deliver sufficient
copies of the claim to the
clerk to enable the clerk
to mail one copy to each
personal representative.
All persons interestedin
the estate to whom a
copy of this Notice of
Administration has been
mailed are required;
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS FROM. THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any
objection they may have
that challenged the valid-
ity of the descedent's
will, the qualification of
the personal representa-
tive, or the venue and
jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
Date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice of
Administration: July 31,
2008.




Neal Weinberg
Representative of the
Estate of Ethel G.
Weinberg

ATTORNEY FOR PER-
SONAL REPRESENTA-
TIVE
NEAL WEINBERG, P.C.
P.O. Box 7716
3329 Northside Drive
Macon, Georgia 31209
Telephone:
478-474-4277
Facsimile: 478-474-4278
Florida State Bar #:
243711

CERTIFICATE OF SER-
VICE

I CERTIFY that a copy
has been served by first
class mail, postage pre-
paid on the 23rd day of
June, 2008, on all inter-
ested parties as follows:

Henry Weinberg II
8535 Club Estates Way
Lake Worth, FL 33567
This 23rd day of June,
2008.


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The Gadsden County Times August 14, 2008


Florida Farm Bureau establishes

Mason Smoak Memorial Scholarship


Gainesville Florida Farm
Bureau Federation has estab-
lished a scholarship in memory
of Mason G. Smoak, a Lake
Placid citrus and cattle producer
who died in a plane crash near
Lake Placid June 20. The Mason
G. Smoak Emerging Leader
Award will benefit a participant
in the University of
Florida/IFAS Wedgworth
Leadership Institute for
Agriculture and Natural
Resources.
"Mason was a leader in the
agriculture industry," said John
L. Hoblick, president of the
Florida Farm Bureau
Federation. "He was past presi-
dent of Highlands County Farm
Bureau and of the Florida Farm
Bureau Young. Farmers and
Ranchers Leadership Program.
He was a strong supporter of the
Wedgworth Institute, of which
he was an alumnus."
The Florida Farm Bureau
Federation Board of Directors
will select recipients based on


the recommendation of the pres-
ident, in collaboration with Farm
Bureau staff and the executive
director of the Wedgwortl
Institute. The scholarship will be
fully funded by Farm Bureau;
individuals who wish to honor
Smoak are asked to donate to a
separate fund, the Mason G.
Smoak Memorial Fund at
Heartland National Bank, 600
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, FL
33852.
"By establishing this scholar-
ship, we will continue to honor
Smoak's memory while support-
ihg the Wedgworth Institute,"
Hoblick said. Wedgworth fel-
lows are mid-career profession-
als who participate in a two-year
course of instruction and experi-
ences, including an international
tour. The Institute's mission is to
develop and refine the leader-
ship capabilities of young lead-
ers.
Smoak began his role in the
family business of citrus and
cattle following his graduation


from the University of Florida.
He managed the business with
other family members while
assuming leadership roles in the
agriculture industry. In addition
to his involvement in Farm
Bureau, he was president of
Highlands County Citrus
Growers Association and chair-
man of the Heartland
Agriculture Coalition.
In 2005, Smoak was awarded
the Horizon Award from the
College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences at the University of
Florida for his contributions to
agriculture.
The Florida Farm Bureau
Federation is the state's largest
general-interest agricultural
association with about 140,000
member-families statewide.
Headquartered in Gainesville, it
is an independent, nonprofit
agricultural organization. More
information about Florida Farm
Bureau is available on the orga-
nization's Web site,
http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.


Wildlife expo set for PJC Milton

campus Aug. 23


West Gadsden Historical Society to

honor Gardner


The West Gadsden Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 17
at 3 p.m. in Gardner Hall in Greensboro. Carl Green Jr. of Tallahassee will be
the featured speaker. Green will present an informativeprogram about Dr. O. W.
Gardner, who was Greensboro's medical doctor for about 50 years beginning in
the early days of the 20th century. Gardner delivered hundreds of babies during
his years of service to the town and.surrounding area. If you were delivered by
him, we especially invite you to join with us as we honor him. The program will
include a question and answer session concerning Gardner and various aspects of
the history of Greensboro and the surrounding area. Everyone is invited. The
society members look forward to you coming and'enjoyring a time of learning as
well as reminiscing about a very vital part of Greensboro's history, during the
year of the celebration of the town's centennial anniversary.
For further information, call 442-4041, or e-mail pvice@yahoo.com


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If you enjoy hunting or fresh-
water fishing, and you live with-
in driving distance of Milton,
you'll want to mark Aug. 23 on
your calendar.
Wildlife Expo 2008 will be
held at the Pensacola Junior
College Milton campus that day
and will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4
p.m. There'll be six sessions
offered during the day, and par-
ticipants will have their pick of
attending one of three seminars
offered during each session.
The sponsors of the event are
the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS),
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural
Resources, Buckmasters,
National Wild Turkey
Federation, National Rifle
Association, Ducks Unlimited
and other organizations.
"Our goal is to get outdoors
men and women and landown-
ers together from North Florida
and South Alabama and for


them to have the opportunity to
interact with wildlife profes-
sionals," said Rick Williams of
IFAS. "We hope that at the end
of the day, all the parties can
take away things they can apply,
whether it's managing food
plots or managing their lands for
deer, turkey, quail or even
waterfowl."
Seminar topics include food
plot preparation and blends;
field judging white-tailed deer;
managing native vegetation for
wildlife; keeping deer on your
property; using game cameras
properly; turkey hunting for
beginners; and cooking wild
game.
Demonstrations also will be
available on tree stand safety
and archery. A complete list of
topics for the Wildlife Expo can
be found online at Wildlife Expo
2008.
Official scorers for the Florida
Buck Registry, Boone and
Crockett and Pope and Young
will be on hand to score trophy
racks. Scoring will be limited to
the first 20 people who sign up


by calling Robin Vickers at 850-
983-5216, ext. 113.\
Williams said there'll be a spe-
cial emphasis on kids, with ses-
sions covering ATV safety,
shooting safety and poisonous
plants and animals. One of the
speakers will be 11-year-old Zac
Cooper, a local young man and
the son of Santa Rosa County
taxidermist Chad Cooper.
Zac's hunting skills have
become well known, and he's
featured in his own segment on
the Outdoor Channel.
The cost to attend Wildlife
Expo 2008 is $5. Those under
16 will be admitted free. ffhe
first 75 people through the door
receive a T-shirt.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at
the Bo Johnson Center
(Building 4000) on campus. A
map of the PJC Milton campus
can be viewed at
http://www.pjc.edu/includes/ma
ps/PJC-M-MAP.pdf.
For more information, contact
Rick Williams or Robin Vickers
with IFAS at 850-983-5216:


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SStarring Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll and Kelsey Grammer
Rated PG-13

In a fluke that wouldn't have seemed nearly as preposterous before the Florida
debacle of 2000, a presidential election comes down to the ballot of one solitary
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holic, unemployed single-dad slob who lives in a dilapidated house trailer in
New Mexico and doesn't even know who's running for the Oval Office.
Swing Vote stirs up some modest laughs and has a pedigreed supporting cast,
including Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper as their parties' respective
candidates, plus a motley crew of real-life celebrities as themselves in the
middle of the media circus that springs up overnight around Bud as both
the Republican and the Democratic campaign
machines go into overdrive to court him.
The movie uses broad comedy to get across a
serious, sobering, and timely message:
informed voting is important, and in any elec-
tion, every vote--and every voice--counts.
But a big, dramatic finish rings hollow, and
the fizzle-out ending leaves you hanging like a
dangling chad.
The real shining star in the overcrowded cast is
12-year-old Madeline Carroll, who plays Bud's
precocious daughter, Molly, the catalyst for
everything that unfolds and the emotional core
of the story. Keep an eye on her.
Costner may get top billing in Swing Vote's
race to the White House, but she's the real
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Area events...

The Leon County Chapter of the FAMU Alumni
Association will be host its 4th Annual Crab Boil
next Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 12-5PM. It is
sure to be lots of fun! We will have Blue Crabs for
you to fight Snow Crabs, Corn Sausage & Potatoes
for you to eat; and Coca-cola, Water Budweiser bev-
erages for you to drink! We will also have a Bouncer,
hamburgers & hot dogs for the Kids. DJ Mega Ace
& The Marching 100 will be our entertainment for
the afternoon; and all the spades tables & Bid Whist
tables will be set up for you to play. We will also
have vendors for you to peruse for Rattler gear, jew-
elry, and HIV/Aids Awareness. So come out and
have a good time! *

The eighth annual Dr. Bass Large Mouth Open Golf
Tournament will be held Sept. 8 at Golden Eagle
Country Club in Tallahassee. Proceeds benefit Big
Bend Hospice. Individual players and team sponsor-
ships are available for an 8 a.m. morning shotgun or
1:30 p.m. afternoon shotgun. Play for a chance to win
a brand new car and enter other contests to win prizes
from local golf clubs and retailers. This event funds
direct patient care. provides music therapy, grief sup-
port for children and patient transportation.
For more information, contact Laura Glenn at 701-
1341 or laurag@&bigbendhospice.org. Tournament
sponsors are Capital City Bank Group. Mainline
Information Systems. Tallahassee Democrat, Wakulla
Bank, Deloirte, The Bank of Tallahassee. Bob and
Gail Knight, Greenberg Traurig, BB&T/Landrum-
Yaeger, Lamar and WTXL ABC-27HD.

Members and guests will gather at Blessed Hope
Missionary Baptist Church this Saturday night to
remember a tragic day in the history of the church a
day during which 17 children and one adult drowned
during a Sunday School picnic.
Called the worst day in the history of Gadsden
County, the ill-fated picnic and boat outing took
place on Aug. 18, 1962. The children, who ranged in
age from 5 to 14 years, piled into a fishing boat on
Lake Talquin, along with then-schools superintendent
Joseph Bouie, who was 25 at the rime.
The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. at the
church, with guest speaker Ester Watson, of Shiloh
PB Church in Quincy. Watson is the youngest of
eight children, and his siblings drowned on that fate-
ful day. The public is invited to attend this special
service. For more information, call Laura Collins at
875-3969.


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