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Publication Date: August 28, 2008
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Sherrie Taylor wins county seat...
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Half-cent

tax is in,


Dixon is


out
By ALICE DU POINT
Times Editor

Gadsden County residents overwhelm-
ingly voted for the half-cent sales tax
with a margin of 59.44 percent to 40.56.
percent of the vote 6,358 voters favored
the tax while 4,339 said "no." The win
came two years after the tax was first
introduced and defeated by 981 votes.
S"I've learned a lot in Gadsden County.
I've learned that you have to keep trying.
I didn't go to Harvard, but this is my
Harvard," said an obviously happy Max
Martinez of the Gadsden County Health
Council and the Gadsden County Health
Department.
The difference this time, Martinez said,
is that the measure was placed on the
August ballot as opposed to the
November ballot. He also credits an
aggressive public relations campaign.
"The nearest hospital," radio and tele-
vision ads blared, "is 45 rmunutes away."
People who voted for the sales tax said
they voted for it because the county
needs a hospital.
S"I worked hard and all I wanted to
know is if it passed. Our people need
health care," said Arrive Battle, an
organizer and supporter of the tax.
SSee page 3for story on county commis-
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Fay: Unforgiving, fierce and woefully slow


Fay could leave county with

million-dollar problem


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

City managers, police chiefs, pub-
lic works directors, mayors and oth-
ers who are responsible for the safe-
ty and welfare of the- citizens gath-
ered at the command post located
inside the W.A. Woodham Justice
Center early last Friday to decide
what to do and assess needs before,
during and after Tropical Storm Fay.
Shawn Wood, emergency manage-
ment director, said it is absolutely
necessary to call together representa-
tives from throughout the county.


Decisions, he said, had to be made
and could not be made in a vacuum.
."If this thing is going to work, we
need everyone at the table. This ain't
no time for power plays or (asking)
who's in charge. We've got a job to
do and I believe we can all work
together and get it done," Wood said.
Those who could not make all. of
the briefings kept in contact by tele-
phone.
The county's director of public
health, Marlon Hunter, sat quietly
and watched the action as Fay inched


Family, community mourn loss of Talquin employee


By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times General Manager

Curtis King might have been a cow-
boy of sorts, but he didn't mess around
when it came to his job.
The 47-year-old journey lineman for
Talquin Electric Cooperative was a
dedicated family man, church leader
and supporter of local horse associa-
tions.
His death Friday during Tropical
Storm Fay left friends and family
stunned and saddened.
King, a Quincy native, was repairing
a line that runs along Sawdust Road
near Highways 274 and 65 Friday
evening as heavy rains felled both trees
and power lines. He was in the bucket
when he touched an energized conduc-
tor and was killed.

Curtis King with his wife, Susan
Parramore King, during a 4-H trail
ride. King was killed Aug. 22 while
working to repair a power line in
Sawdust.'Photo Submitted


Gadsden County Horseman's
Association President Danny
Parramore had known King, who was
vice president of the association, for
around, 20 years.
He said" Monday he felt "just
slammed with the news."
"I had talked to him about 4:30 about
canceling the (Gadsden County
Horseman's Association show slated
for Saturday). That's what hurts so bad
- he was always known to be a very
careful lineman. He didn't cowboy
that," Parramore said. "It is just a cata-
strophic thing. Curtis was a good,
Christian man he was a deacon at
Thomas Memorial Baptist Church and
I'm a deacon at Antioch Baptist
Church, so we had a lot to talk about.
In the last five or six years, we'd really
become close as families. His daughter,
Kendall, is riding buddies with my
son."
King had worked as a lineman for
around 10 years for the City of Quincy


Officials say caution is

the word of the day
By ANGYE MORRISON because the water could hide objects
Times Managing Editor that would be dangerous to drivers and
their vehicles. Boaters should also take
As Hurricane Fay moved into care when navigating flood waters,
Gadsden County last weekend, only to since items such as tree trunks, docks,
turn around and revisit the area this .pilings, markers, telephone and electri-
week, local emergency management cal wires are often submerged after
and health officials began to warn resi- flooding.
dents of possible hazards and concerns. Gadsden County health officials have
Officials have strongly urged resi- also urged local residents to' be extra-
dents to, not drive through standing cautious when handling food and water
water, saying that it is often difficult during the days following the storm. A
and sometimes impossible to tell just notice was posted Sunday night that


how deep standing water is. Drivers
should also be wary of standing water









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PROBLEM ...Continued from Page 1


closer to Gadsden County. He
knew that with power out-
ages comes spoiled food and
it could be a serious problem
if people ate spoiled food.
Hunter was also concerned
that people could get ill from
drinking water from contam-
inated wells. He issued a boil
water order for people who
lived in certain areas in the
eastern part of the county.
Law enforcement personnel
met to discuss what quad-
rants. of the county they
would patrol and what they
would look for and how to
report what they saw while
on patrol.
Brian Beasley, EMS direc-
tor, paid close attention to
roads because he knew that
transporting people to
Tallahassee could treacher-
ous if ambulances could not
get to people because of
downed power lines and
roads blocked by fallen
trees.
"I'm not worried, our
trucks are heavy and should-
n't be. affected if they have
to go through standing
water," he said..
The following roads were
closed by Sunday due to
flooding: Deer Ridge Circle,
Merritt Lane, Seminole
Circle, Joe Adams Road,
Lake Francis Drive, Lake
Frances Drive, Frank Smith
Road, Kemp Road, Bell
Road, Lake Tallavana,
Barber Road, Peoples Road,
Wayside Farms, Highway at
Fairbanks Ferry, Highway
Road at Ochlockonee River,
High Bridge Road at Little.
River and U.S. Highway 90
at Little River.
Heavy rains were blamed
for a casket that floated up
Saturday night at the
Springfield Church
Cemetery in Gretna.
Hundreds of trees fell" on
people's property and a few
landed on homes. A large oak
tree fell on a house on North
Adams Street that Kimmie
Lewis was in the process of
renovating.


"It looks worse than it
really is. The wrap-around
porch was torn off and the
roof, but other than that,
there was nothing else dam-
aged inside the house,"
Lewis said.
On Sunday afternoon the
contents of a half-filled semi
was handed out to about 700
residents. Monday afternoon
thousands were given meals
ready-to-eat and bottled
water at Gadsden Technical
Institute.
For small counties like
Gadsden County, the $20
million the federal govern-
ment earmarked for Florida
to pay for damages caused
by Hurricane Fay is wel-
comed.
"This money is essential to
the city of Quincy," said
Jack McLean, interim city
manager. He estimated that
damages hover around
$100,00.0.
The U.S. Department of
Labor issued the grant to pay
for about 6,500 temporary
jobs for cleanup and recov-
ery efforts in Fay's wake.
The DOL said $8 million
dollars of the money will be
released initially with addi-
tional funding provided as
the state demonstrates a con-
tinued need for disaster
relief.
Fay's track record as a
heavy rainmaker had county
officials on high alert all
weekend. East Gadsden High
School was opened as a shel-
ter and the Red Cross was
called to man the facility.
Crews were called out as
trees fell across power lines
causing outages countywide
by late afternoon.
Most homes and businesses
in the county were without
power Friday night. County
commission chairman Ed
Dixon said that at one point,
85 percent of the households
were without power.
"I believe we have experi-
enced the second highest
power outage from Fay in
the state," he said.


Gadsden County Sheriff
Morris Young called for a 9
p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. The
,lack of traffic lights, street-
lights, the danger of limbs
and trees falling, and
downed electrical wires
prompted his decision.
Deputies were told to ask
people to go home if they
were riding around and if
they refused, they could go
to jail.
The slow moving system,
about five miles per hour,
made its way almost directly
over Gadsden County by mid
afternoon Saturday. The pub-
lic was kept informed with
.recorded message by the
county's new system that
alerts everyone with a tele-
phone in the county of
updates and information that
affect the general public.
SBy noon on Saturday, sev-
eral agencies including
Florida Highway Patrol,
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, National
Guard, Fish and Wildlife
Law Enforcement Unit, the
state's early emergency
response team, had sent in
extra help to get the county
through the storm. Sunday, a
team from the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency sent in a team to
help access the damage early
so that the county could be
on the fast track to get reim-
bursed.
Wood said the county's cost
is expected to top a quarter
of a million dollars.
S"We've got washed out
roads and more things will
come up when we've really
had a chance to sit down and
assess the damages," he said.
"This .is one for the record
books."
Above, high winds twisted the
street sign on Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard in Quincy
The National Guard was one
of several agencies that came
to Quincy to help Saturday.
Three guardsmen are shown
at right. Photos by Alice Dupont











Voter turnout lower than expected


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

A 40 percent voter turnout
Tuesday was not exactly what
Gadsden County Supervisor of
Elections Shirley Green Knight
had expected. Some people, she
said, waited until the last minute
to vote, and that decision threw a
wrench in the works due to
Hurricane Fay.
"There were two polling places
where the power went out
Tuesday and that was St.
Matthew Church (in the St.
Hebron Community) and
Greenshade, but that didn't cause
any problems because the
machines have batteries that last
up to four hours. I was very
pleased with the machines,"
Green Knight said.
The turnout may have been less
ihan expected but two close races
have changed the face of the
county commission. jTwo candi-
dates, Sherrie Taylor and Gene
Morgan, who served on city
commissions, will make their
way to the commissioners.
: Only 36 votes separated Gene
Morgan and incumbent Derrick
Price. Morgan garnered 1,101 to
Price's 1,065. Randolph Bush
came in third with 71 votes.
: Sherrie Taylor unseated com-
mission chairman Ed Dixon by
77 votes to claim District 5.
Dixon came up with' 1,162 votes
but could not catch Taylor, who
received 1239 votes.
SReginald James defeated chal-
enger William C. Harvey for
superintendent of schools.
Harvey, former principal at East
Gadsden High School, received
2,763 votes to James' 7,325
votes.
: Seven people vied for the right
to become District 8 State
Representative, previously held
by Curtis Richardson, but it was
Alan Williams who walked away


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Supporters for candidates Errol Powell, Reginald James, and
Kevin Davey sat near Precinct 1. Photos by Alice DuPont


with the lion's share of the votes
with 3285 or 35.48 percent of
the vote. Hubert Brown received
552 votes, while Rudy Maloy,
Rodney Moore, Carolyn
Roberson, Sean Shaw and
Athony Viegbesie received 735,
1,560, 1,537, 917 and 674 votes,
respectively.
There were two seats up for
grabs on the school board but
incumbents held on without a
problem. In District 1, Eric
Hinson defeated challengers
Terron Lindsey and Gerald
McGill. Hinson received 1391
or 60.09 percent of the vote,
while McGill got 497 .votes or
21.47 percent, and Lindsey got
427 votes or 18.44 votes.
Martha Anderson didn't come
close to defeating Roger Milton
for the District 5 school board
seat. Milton garnered 1,679 votes
or 72.25 percent to Andersons's
645 votes or 27.75 percent.
For the first time since the mid-
1980s, four seats on the bench for
circuit judge were contested;
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Candidates for District 8 State Representative, District 8 Anthony
"Dr. V" Viegbesie, Hubert Brown and Rudy Maloy took time out
fiom last-minute campaigning Tuesday for a moment of cama-
raderie.














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These races will be decided
based, on how many votes the,
candidates received in Leon,
Jefferson, Liberty and Wakulla
counties.
In Gadsden County, P. Kevin
Davey defeated David Frank.
Davey garnered 5,589 votes to
Frank's 5,255. Charles Dodson
got 6,443 votes to Dawn Caloca-
Johnson's 4,210 votes. Errol
Powell got 4240 votes, Frank
Sheffield got 3,950 votes and
Lisa Raleigh got 2,483 votes.
Angela Dempsey walked away
with 6,599 votes while William
"Bill" Miller Jr., garnered 4,135
votes.
Mark Mulligan defeated Eddie
Hendry with 640 votes to 249
votes for congressional seat 2.


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Taylor defeats Dixon for commission seat


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor

Sherrie Taylor upset 16-year
incumbent Ed Dixon by the slim
margin of 77 votes during
Tuesday's election for a District 5
seat on the Gadsden County
Board of County Commissioners.
Taylor and campaign workers
camped out across the street from
the supervisor of elections office
to wait for the results.
"We did it, we did it," they
shouted almost in unison wheh
the first precinct's numbers were
announced. In the end, however,
Taylor garnered 1,239 or 51.60
votes to Dixon's 1,162 or 48.40
votes.
"I feel relieved I'm glad its
over. I thank God for the victory
and the wonderful people who
worked for me and the wonderful
people who supported me,"
Taylor said minutes after the
results were announced.
She has already begun thinking
about the direction for the county.
The hospital and health care, she
said, will be priorities.
"I plan to look at economic
development because we need to
bring jobs to the county. I want us
to work together in this county as


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The September 2008 h. rh
meetings for the Board of wh ur
County Commissioners we'll sav- you moner r
have changed to coincide
with the County's FY mult pcsun
2008-09 Budget Marure policyholders c
Hearings. The Regular
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County Commission
meetings for September Contact cour agency toi
2008 1\ill be held
Tuesday. September 16, au ut-OwOners I
2008 starting 6:00 pm. LITc .
and' Tuesda' September __ ______
30. 2008 starting 6:00
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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Gretna, Florida, proposes to adopt the
following ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-7

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRETNA,
FLORIDA PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE
CITY OF GRETNA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
SPECIFICALLY ADDING A PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES ELEMENT, AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL ELEMENTS;
PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

The first public hearing will be held on Tuesday,
September 2, 2008 at the City Commission
Chambers, Gretna City Hall, 14615 Main Street,
Gretna, Florida 32332. Notice is hereby given that all
interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard by the City Commission with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance listed above. A copy of the proposed
ordinance is available at Gretna City Hall, 14615
Main Street, Gretna, Florida, and may be inspected by
the public. Any persons who decide to appeal the
decision by the City Commission with respect to this
matter will need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose the person making the appeal will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.


Antonio Jefferson
City Manager
City of Gretna, Florida


County commission incumbent Ed Dixon got in some last-minute
campaigning Tuesday night. Photos by Alice DuPont


one. I want to put trust back in
this community," Taylor said. "I
attribute my victory to one phrase
that has been heard throughout
this country .and that is that it's
time for a change. It's time for a
change and I think the people felt
it and many people thought the
county wasn't going in the right
direction."
She said her aim was to run a


clean campaign and that the pub-
lic saw her efforts and respected
those efforts.
Taylor has three months until
she's sworn into office. In the
meantime and before she steps
down as a Quincy citycommis-
sioner, she plans to work to make
sure the city's budget is balanced
and on its way to operating in the
black.


O8/28/05c O8/28/08c


NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Gretna, Florida, proposes to adopt the fol-
lowing ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-9

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRETNA,
FLORIDA REZONING APPROXIMATELY .98 +/-
ACRE(S) OF LAND OWNED BY WILLARD
CRAWFORD FROM A ZONING DESIGNATION
OF RESIDENTIAL (R-1) TO COMMERCIAL GEN-
ERAL (C3) LAND USE DESIGNATION; PROVID-
ING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The final public hearing will be held on Tuesday,
September 2, 2008 at the City Commission
Chambers, Gretna City Hall, 14615 Main Street,
Gretna, Florida 32332. Notice is hereby given that all
interested parties may appear at the meeting and be
heard by the City Commission with respect to the pro-
posed ordinance listed above. A copy of the proposed
ordinance is available at Gretna City Hall, 14615
Main Street, Gretna, Florida, and may be inspected by
the public. Any persons who decide to appeal the
decision by the City Commission with respect to this
matter will need a record of the proceedings and that
for such purpose the person making the appeal will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.

Antonio Jefferson
City Manager
City of Gretna, Florida


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By Angye Morrison, Managing Editor



Allegedly Speaking...


As we say goodbye to a hero, let's

learn from his example


There are few things in life that make me physically
ill on sight. I encountered one of those in the past few
days. But it's not what you might think.
Despite the visit from our friend, Hurricane Fay, I
didn't get physically ill when I saw downed trees and
flooded areas. I didn't enjoy seeing those things, mind
you, but I didn't get sick to my stomach. I didn't even
feel ill when I heard that so many were without
electricity. I felt terrible for them, but I didn't feel like I
was going to hurl br anything.
What did make me sick? Our front page last week. I
worked so hard on it, trying to get it just right. And
despite my best efforts, we had a font issue. Across the
top of some carefully selected and placed first day of
school photos, I had inserted the headline, "School
Daze." I used a font that looked like the old-school
style of paper that we all learned to write on. It was
perfect.
Then something went wrong. Horribly wrong.
Between the time I hit save on my computer and the
time the printer hit the go button, that beautiful font
went bust.,
Computers are a great thing, but when they don't
work...Oy! It's pitiful. ,.
So when our paper came back from the printer last
week with the front page looking like it looked, it ,
literally turned my stomach. My coworkers tried to
make me feel better, telling me it was just a glitch.
They covered up that part of the'paper or turned the
front page over so I couldn't see it. They said it looked
great, despite the fact that the headline was in Swahili.
That day, no matter where I went, I saw our paper.
And I saw that glaring Swahili headline. It haunted my
dreams for a couple of days.
Why? Why did it have to happen? And why did I
have to get so worked up over it?
It's simple really. Because next to my name, on page
4, it saysmanaging editor. That means I'm ultimately
responsible. It means that when something goes
wrong, it's my responsibility. I take that very seriously.
I have always worked so hard to make sure things are
done nght, bCC.I e' I v. ant ourreaders tolrusta'o. .
That's importan to me profes-.9nall and pei sonaJ


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And then we have a headline in Swahili. Oy.
But all of that paled in comparison when I heard that
someone else got news in the past few days that made
their stomachs turn. A local family got the horrible
news that a husband and father had gone out to do his
job, like he'd done countless times before. He went out
with a crew in the midst of a storm, working to restore
power to the homes of local residents. He left home,
but he didn't return.
I can't even imagine what they felt when they
realized he wasn't coming home. It would be callous of
me to say I could.
But I can say this my heart goes out to that family. I
Want them to know that their husband and father is a
hero. Hedcidn't win an Olympic medal, and he didn't
save someone else's life. But he was willing to risk his
own life to make life better for others. That qualifies
him as a hero in my book.
And I'm sure I speak for the community when I say
that "thank you" doesn't quite cut it here. Oh, we're all
appreciative of the job he has done for so many years.
But the words "thank you" seem inadequate.
So to the King family, I'd just like to say we
appreciate you sharing your husband and father with
us, and for allowing us to be a part of your family. Not
in the sense that we showed up for Sunday dinner or
anything, but for allowing your husband and father to
be our caretaker, too. He took care of us like he took
care of his own.
Kind of makes a Swahili headline look like a stupid,
small problem, huh?
But I realized that Mr. King and I shared the same
attitude. When something goes wrong with the paper,
it's ultimately my responsibility. Mr. King felt the same
way about' the community and the electrical power that
kept it going. Now I didn't know him, but I'm betting
I'm right about that. He wouldn't have gone out to help
if he didn't feel that way.
So to the King family, our prayers are with you. And
please know that your loved one's example is
something we all will take to heart. If we all took
iecponsiilbiti io Ii clping th6se around us, the world
\0ould be a bcner place


Letters to the Editor


Do we really want
a 'billboard alley'?

I had to laugh at Mr. Avant's
closing sentence in his recent
letter to the editor. Mind you, I
was not laughingat the struggles
of Mr. Avant and the residents of
Oak Grove. I sympathize with
them completely! What made
me chuckle was his use of
Midway as an example of a
planning and zoning nightmare.
(My words not his.) Well, every-
body buckle your seat belts. At
the August Midway City
Council'meeting, building offi-
cial Roosevelt Morris proposed


an ordinance which would allow
billboards in Midway.
For the most part, Highway 90,
from I-10 to Quincy, is a peace-
ful, green and beautiful drive.
Well, it now looks like we must
once gain go to work to pre-
serve that beauty. Fortunately,
Midway's mayor, James Hinson,
expressed similar concerns.
Nevertheless, I am certain that
the billboard idea is not dead.
The question is how do Midway
residents and the rest of
Gadsden County feel about
turning Highway 90 into "bill-
board alley?"
Marianne E. Ryah'
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When we hunker down to talk, we're all on the same level.
By Kesley Colbert, just a good ol' boy that likes to write. .

A picture truly is worth

a thousand words


I've never thought much
bout the pictures you hang on
I wall. I mostly stick up the
)nes somebody gives me. I
igure they look better than the
:heap wallpaper that was
ranging in this office long
beforee I got here. I am not too
teen on that abstract stuff or
rapanese fans or the ones where
t looks like the artist backed up
about six paces and threw his
,aint at the canvas.
I like pictures of places,
things and people. If I had a
good shot of an old mail pouch
)arh I'd hang it up front and
:enter. I would love to have a
picturee of the simple clapboard
house I was born in but my
'olks were more into paying the
*ent on the place than
)reserving it for posterity. And
f I could find my personally
autographed picture of Faron
Young, I'd put it right by the
floor so folks couldn't miss it
when they came in.
It just seems kind of natural
nd right to hang up .
Photographs that touch you in
;ome way. The Paul Hornung
picturee that is hanging in my
officee was given to me by a
iery good friend. I don't know
?aul Hornung. But I "played
tim" a lot in those pickup
football games in the front
card. We liked him in spite of
:he fact that he suited up for
'otre Dame. And we, of
course followed his career in
3reen Bay. He was truly a
riple-threat type player. He
wouldd run, throw and kick the
football But mostly he hangs
n the wall to remind me of
:hose sun set evenings when
David, Leon and maybe Nicky
foe, Buddy, Yogi or any number
)f kids would be winding up
3ur game. There was always a
:ut or two and a bruised arm
md a little nose-bleed. We'd
start to our separate homes with
Save and the fresh memories
>f an epic three-hour battle.
Didn't any of us realize those
nere the "priceless' moments
:hat can't be bought, simulated,
:eplicated or recaptured..... But
t is nice to glance up at Paul on
in especially busy day and
>ause a second ard smell the
sweat and the dust and the
lingering heat.
I have a picture of Stan
Vlusial in that room because he
s my ultimate hero. I .
worshiped him as a kid. I
followed his St. Louis
Cardinals like life itself
depended on it! I was mad
when I discovered I was right
landed and couldn't hit "from
lis side of the plate." We would
lave won every game if he -
:ould have batted every inning.
3osh, that was a lifetime ago!
But turning 60 and supposedly
I little.more "grown up" and
'worldly" hasn't changed my
view one bit. I still worship
stan the Man!
Frog Millhouse, aka Smiley
Burnette, handed me his picture
n 1958. I remember he was big
nd had a deep voice. And that
ie smiled this great big smile
md thanked me for stopping by.
[wanted to ask him if that gun


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in his holster had real bullets
but the line was pretty long
behind me and the grownups
were hurrying us along. I still
have that picture because not o
many big movie stars. came to
McKenzie, Tenn., in 1958. And By Leslie Roberts
none of them ever thanked me General Manager
for forking over a-dime to buy
their likeness.
The Terry Labonte picture is a G u s tav,.
gift from my little brother.-He
and Terry are friends. I just
marvel that a guy as quiet and o
polite and nice as he truly isw ay
could get in a race car and
bump and grind and scrape with OK, Gustav, go away.
the Earnhardts, Pettys and Seriously,
Jarretts of NASCAR fame. Fay was unforgiving enough,
Debbie Burns gave me.the -but talk about teamwork.
"Belated Teacher-of the Year"
award. She sahod have! If t Local officials sprang to.action
award. She should have! If it ..
wasn't for me and Bill Wood as she made her way slowly
she wouldn't have made it. here, while a busy emergency
through high school! She set a operations center (I-hear I
talking record in school that was home, watching rain fall,
will never be broken! I don't making phone calls, getting
see how her tonsils held out. phone calls, well out of harm's
Hank Murphy sat next to her way) was making plans to
and she couldn't hardly get a keep residents safe.
word in e'dgeways. If you know Editor Alice Dupont sent
Hank, that's saying something! E nt Ahe o pot
The "award" is closer to my the.night at the command post
heart than the causal observer and her story lists the array of
couldever realize. It is a agencies that worked together.
wonderful reminder of a special nearly, it seems, seamlessly.
time in my life. And it wasn't I They include the Gadsden
me teaching the kids.....it was a County Sheriff's Office, police
grand series of those chiefs, public works depart-
"priceless" moments. ment employees, health
I am fortunate enough to have e t resentate
two pictures of the old St. Joe department representatives,
Paper Mill. One is from around .eeefgoncy management serv-
1949..The second picture is- ices personnel and city man-
from the early to mid-50s. Part agers.
of the box plant is being Other agencies responded
constructed. I enjoy the guys quickly Saturday, and the
coming.by and pointing out the Federal Emergency
department they worked in or a Management Agency was here
funny story that happened on by SUNDAY we have a lot
one of the paper lies. What a o l a
great part of the history of our of local and state officials to
county! thank for that.
Have three pictures of Mt. Evenso, we lost a beloved
Zion. It's just a small church member of the community.
yard and cemetery in the He was out there in that mess
foothills of rural Tennessee. But doing his job as a journey line-
it is where my parents met. It is man for Talquini Electric
where several kinfolks are Cooperative Friday soon after
resting. It's been the inspiration Fay had gotten fierce enough
for half the stories that I write. Fay had gotten fierce enough
It is a quiet, peaceful place that to start downing trees and, in
can slow the runaway pace of turn, power lines.
this world. It is, for me, the One small fluke one
sanctuary that we all need in exposed area of flesh and he
our lives. Come by someday was electrocuted on the spot.
when you have a little time and The daughter and wife he
I will take you there. cherished were left feeling like
I have a picture of Josh and amputees, The men he worked
Jess in their college baseball
uniforms. It proves that they with were faced again with the
made it to college. I remember grim reality of the riskiness.of
some days when I had my their jobs, the horse folks he
doubts! Just kidding guys! I rode and camped and chatted
could have hung up that shot of with suddenly without a man
Josh walking up to his first who had been a pivotal part of
truck or Jess's smile the day he local horse programs geared
got his braces off or one of us toward youths.
wrestling in the backyard.....it I took a long look at the pic-
wouldn't have mattered. I am
so proud of both of them! That ture ofhe and his wife a friend
picture reminds me of the. sent us to use with the story
things that matter in this life. I about him.
am so blessed. And I'm sorry. It's not fair.
And lastly, I have a picture of By now, the King family prob-
Will Rogers, the old cowboy ably can't count the number of
philosopher himself, espousing people who-have told them
that, "Everyone is ignorant, they are in their prayers.
only on different subjects." I But add me to that list
think that one is fairly self-add e t
explanatory. And take care.


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Gadsden County Sheriffs


Office Arrests

Robert Rapen: Burglary of Structure and grand theft
Derrell Donaldson: Burglary and grand theft
Brenda Herring: Agg. Assault W/Deadly Weapon
Zackery Lane; VOP/Robbery by sudden switching
Nakeisha Mathis: VOP/Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon

Note: Listing in this column does not imply guill or admission to any crime. Information supplied
by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.
Big Bend Crime Stoppers Program is serving the people of the Big Bend countnie of Franklin. Gadsden. Jefferson. Leon, Liberty,
Madison, Taylor and Wakulla. Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in
the fight against crime by overcoming the t\wo key elements that inhibit conmmurry involvement, fear and apathy.
Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to recieve a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest or grand jury
indictment of a felony offender. Call I-888-876-TIPS (8477)

To protect your home from burglars, consider these prevention tips
from the National Crime Prevention Council:
Always rekey the locks when moving into a new house or apartment.
Install reliable locks on all external doors.
Stick a broomstick or dowel rod in the track of sliding glass doors.
Drill a hole through the slide door frame and fixed frame of sliding glass doors, and insert a pin in the
hole. This can prevent someone from lifting the door off its track.
Use key locks for double-hung windows. Or, drill a small hole at a 45- degree angle between the inner and
outer frames and insert a nail that can be removed.
Cover garage windows with frosted contact paper. Sunlight can come in, but no one will be able to see
inside.
Prune or remove bushes around doors and windows. Cut tree limbs that could be climbed to enter a win-
dow.
Install motion-sensitive lights outside or lights with photo cells that will turn on when it's dark and off
when it's light.
Remove your last name from your mailbox. That way someone can't look up your name in the phone book
and call to see if you're home.
Park a vehicle in the driveway. Not only will your house look occupied, but a burglar also won't be able to
back up and load a van.
Invest in an alarm system from a reputable company. Or, have a dog to discourage intruders.
* Keep all doors locked, even when you're at home. Keep garage
Doors down and locked, too.
Give an extra key to a neighbor you trust. Avoid hiding spare keys
outside the house. If you can "break in" to your own home, someone
else can, too!
S When you travel, ask a friend to pick up your mail and newspa-
pers or ask the post office to hold your mail.
Use timers to turn lights on and off in different areas of your
home while you're gone.
S* Check that valuables such as expensive furniture, stereo equip-
ment, paintings or coin collections aren't visible from outside win-
dows.
Take pictures of your valuables and write down their serial num-
bers and a description of them.
Make sure your telephone and answering machine can't be heard
outside. Record an answering machine message that says you're
unavailable to take the call rather than not at home.


The Gadsden County Times August 28, 2008 5

Fay who? Man endures 35-mph

winds to attempt KFC robbery


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

Most people were looking for
ways to stay dry Saturday night,
but not 50-year-old Howard
Marshall. Quincy police said
that Marshall disregarded a
countywide curfew, braved rain
with wind gusts up to 35 miles
per hour and an almost total
blackout to .make his way to
Kentucky Fried Chicken on
West Jefferson Street.
Carrying a crowbar, a pair of
black gloves and an umbrella in
his sack, Marshall allegedly
broke the glass in the front door
of the business. The breaking
glass, however, alerted a clerk


across the street at a conven-
ience store who called police.
When officers Zack Wood and
Justin Wilmot arrived they
found Marshall hiding in a
clump of bushes behind the
business. Marshall saw the offi-
cers and ran west the Bank of
America parking where he
stumbled over the curb and fell
to the ground. In the darkness,
Officer Wood fell on top of
Marshall after he was ordered to
stop.
Marshall was placed under
arrest and charged with burgla-
ry, possession of burglary tools,
resisting arrest with violence
and criminal mischief. He is
being held in the county jail.


Strong winds spins local

deputy's car out of control


By ALICE DU PONT
Times Editor


High winds caused the patrol
car of law enforcement officer
Brandon Mitchell, 35, to spin
around Saturday night around
.10:50 p.m. on State Road 12,
about four miles west of
Havana.


According to a report released
by the Florida Highway Patrol,
Mitchell was traveling west of
Havana when a strong gust of
wind caused the patrol car to
spin and he lost control. The car
entered the westbound shoulder
of the road where it struck sev-
eral trees. Mitchell was treated
for minor injuries.


Havana woman killed in

one-car Crash in Georgia
By LESLIE ROBERTS According to a spokesman for
Times General Manager the Georgia State Patrol,
Hamilton was driving the car
A Havana woman was killed north on Highway 262, roughly
Monday in a one-car crash near 1.4 miles north of Calvary
Bainbridge, Ga., that also Road. For some reason, the car
claimed the life of the vehicle's went off the shoulder of the
driver, road and Hamilton lost control.
Darla Pierce Porter, 44, of : The car traveled into a bank on
Havana, was a passenger in a the west side of the road and
car driven by Milton O'Neal overturned, several times.
Hamilton, 62, of Climax, Ga; It The accident occurred around
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6 The Gadsden County Times August 28, 2008


State DOC K-9 programs receive $27,500 donation


Animal Welfare Foundation Inc. allocates money to buy ice vests for dogs


The hardworking dogs at the
Florida Department of
Corrections are going to be a
lot cooler during these dog
days of summer, thanks to a
generous $27,500 donation
from the Animal Welfare
Foundation Inc.
A portion of the money is
being used to purchase ice
vests for the dogs, who work
eight hour days at prison
facilities statewide to sniff
out weapons, guns, drugs,
ammunition, alcohol, cell
phones and other contraband
both in the prison parking
lots and on the prison
grounds.
"We are extremely grateful
to the Animal Welfare
Foundation Inc., for their
generous donation to our K-9
programs. These dogs and
their handlers assist citizens
of Florida every day, through
finding missing children and
elderly adults to catching
escapees to stopping drugs,
weapons and contraband cell
phones from getting into our
prisons. Our K-9 programs
are a vital part of our public


safety mission," said
Department of Corrections
Secretary Walter McNeil..
Lorrie Nassofer, director of
animal welfare, contacted the
department to ask what might
be needed for the dogs. She
subsequently donated money
for the Department to pur-
chase, among items like the
ice vests, a dog specially
trained to sniff out cell
phones in prisons.
Cell phones are' considered
contraband in prison because
inmates c,an arrange escapes,
drug buys, or conduct illegal
business from behind bars.
Contraband cell phones are
becoming an increasing prob-
lem in prisons nationwide. In
fiscal year 2007-8, 336 cell
phones wdre confiscated
from Florida prison inmates.
The DOC has 36 teams of
bloodhounds (and some bea-
gles) trained and ready to
assist throughout the state
when emergency situations
arise. Last year alone, the
DOC's bloodhounds were
called to assist sheriff's
offices, police departments


and others in need 411 times
- averaging more than one
call per day.
Its drug detection unit has
eight teams of labradors and
one golden retriever who
work, unannounced, at pris-
ons statewide.
The mission of the DOC's
canine tracking teams is to
track (via scent) escaped
inmates, but with fewer and
fewer escapes occurring
(there have been no escapes
from a secure perimeter in
the last year), their services
are now being used "more
often by local law enforce-
ment who don't have K-9
units of their own, or who
need additional K-9s to assist
their teams.
All the department's K-9
teams are also part of the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement's Child
Abduction Response Team,
with whom they assist in
finding missing children.
Washington Correctional
Institution's K-9 Tracking
Team was recently selected to
receive the 2007-8 Florida


Missing Children's Award for
Trailing Team of the Year, to
be presented to them on Sept.
8 by Gov. Crist. This team
was instrumental in finding a
missing 7-year-old boy who
had wandered away from his
home in Washington County
on Christmas Eve.
The tracking teams are often
called by local law enforce-
ment to assist in finding lost
children and elderly adults,
even if they have their own
K-9 units, because the DOC
dogs are not attack dogs.
When they find their quarry,
they bark and lick them.
The Animal Welfare
Foundation Inc., located in
Winter Garden, donates funds
to assist law enforcement
agencies' K-9 programs.
Donations may be made to
the department's canine units
via the Corrections
Foundation, 2601 Blair Stone
Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-
2500, (850) 410-4475.

Lt. James Kirkland from Santa
Rosa Correctional Institute and
bloodhound puppy "Belle."


North Florida office

openings energize and

organize rural voters
Barack Obama's Campaign for Ninety-two-year-old Sadie
Change has opened four field Carter, who retired from United
offices in rural North Florida, Technology in East Hartford,
demonstrating Obama's com- 'Conn., and moved to St.
mitment to reach out to all vot- Augustine 31 years ago, visited
ers, regardless of party, the -newly christened St.
"Floridians in Panama City, Augustine office. "I voted for
Destin, Quincy and my home- Roosevelt when I was 18; I've
town of St. Augustine now have known depressions," said
a base where Democrats, Carter, who still actively works
Republicans and Independents her precinct. "Half of my church
can come together to help elect and at least half the people I run
Barack Obama and bring real' into here are Republicans, but
change to our country," Florida I've changed a few minds. If
State Director Steve Schale said. you talk to people, they'll lis-
"With more offices set to open ten."
in rural and traditionally The Campaign for Change is a
Republic n areas of' our state,; project 9f the Florida
our campaign is organizing and Democratic Party, led by top
energizing supporters in every staffers who will work to har-
county, every city and every ness the enthusiasm of Obama's
town who are embracing grassroots-level supporters and
Barack's call for the nation to organize them in communities
move beyond our partisan across Florida neighbor to
divides and work collectively to neighbor, friend to friend and
solve our country's serious colleague to colleague work-
problems." ing for the benefit of
These North Florida office Democratic candidates up and
openings herald an innovative down the ticket.
effort to campaign in every part This week, rural Campaign for
of Florida. Change offices will be opening


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The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corpo-
ration interested in constructing the:
LUTEN ROAD
S.C.R.A.P. PROJECT
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324.
Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The
bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on pub-
lic entity crimes.
'This is a roadway resurfacing project.
All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT
Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, latest
edition.
Completion date for these projects will be 150 days from the date
of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the
specified date will be set at $200:00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, the bid
number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), on
September 11, 2008, at the Gadsden County Management
Services Department, Room 204, 5B East Jeffeison Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351, and will be opened and, read aloud on
September 11, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. (Easter Time) at the County
Manager's Conference at 9B East Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida 32351.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $25.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-
RISH, INC.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids,
and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best
interest of Gadsden County.
If you have any questions, please call Matt Carpenter at (850)
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The Gadsden County Times August 28, 2008 7


Take special care of the fast little visitors to your backyard


By THERESA FRIDAY
Special to the Times

Few sights are more thrilling in
.the garden than rapidly moving
hummingbirds darting among
colorful flowers.
Hummingbirds, also known as
hummers, are always a wonder
to see, and it's easy to attract
them to your garden.
In Florida, we see three differ-
ent types of hummingbirds, but
the most common is the ruby-
throated. This feathered jewel is
only about three inches long and
weighs as little as a single
Penny!
For their size, hummingbirds
have among the largest appetites


in the bird world. They feed
every 10 or 15 minutes from
dawn until dusk. During this
period, they eat more than half
their weight in food and eight
times their weight in water.
If you're as fascinated by hum-
mingbirds as I am, you probably
hang out a feeder or two in the
summer to provide them with
sugar water. Artificial feeders
will attract hummingbirds.
However, feeders should not be
the sole source of food provided.
The sugar solution may appeal to
the hummingbirds' sweet tooth,
but it provides little nourish-.
ment.
Nectar is much more vital to
the hummingbird than just water


and sugar. By planting certain
flowers and shrubs, home gar-
deners can provide food and
habitat for hummingbirds.
Typical hummingbird flowers
are red, have a tubular shape and
have no strong scent. But there
are several notable exceptions to
this general rule. Many plants
with red flowers don't contain
very much nectar. Roses, petu-
nias, geraniums and zinnias have
brilliant colors but little nectar.
Plants that produce an abun-
dance of flowers over an extend-
ed period of time and those that
require little care are good choic-
es. Native plants can "fill the
bill" where nectar-seekers are
concerned and should be used


whenever possible.
Perennials that are recom-
mended as nectar sources
include butterfly milkweed
(Asclepias tuberosa), red basil
(Calamintha coccinea), shrimp
plant (Justicia brandegeana),
cigar plant (Cuphea ignea),
firespike (Odontonema stricta),
red star hibiscus (Hibiscus coc-
cineus), and obedient plant
(Physostegia spp.).
It's also important to plant a
mixture of nectar producing
trees, vines and shrubs that have
overlapping blooming seasons.
This will insure that a continu-
ous source of nectar will be
available to hummingbirds
throughout the growing season.


Some of the species recommend-
ed include red buckeye, bottle-
brush, firebush (Hamelia
patens), wild azalea, trumpet
vine, and coral honeysuckle.
Contrary to popular belief,
hummingbirds are not strictly
nectar feeders. Insects and other
invertebrates are the primary
source of protein for adult hum-
mingbirds and their young. An
adult female can consume up to
'2,000 insects per day.
Small invertebrates including
mosquitoes, gnats, small bees,
fruit flies, spiders, caterpillars,
aphids, and insects eggs make up
the hummingbirds diet. So keep
your plants free of pesticides.
Pesticides destroy the insect


food base vital to hummingbirds
and their offspring, and may also
contaminate the nectar they
drink.
And if you do use artificial
feeders, remember that the sugar
solutions must be kept fresh.
Florida's hot weather can cause
rapid bacterial growth in these
feeders and birds that drink con-
taminated water could die.
To avoid this, change the solu-
tion every three to five days.
Clean the feeders with hot water
and white vinegar. Do not use
soap or chlorine bleach.
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,residents in the Lake Tallavana
subdivision should boil water
for consumption until further
notice. Contamination was
reported in that area by the
Florida Department of
:Environmental Protection, and
,although it is the only area
.where such contamination has
:been confirmed, residents coun-
"tywide are urged to take the
proper precautions.
Bottled water has been made
:available at the Gadsden County
:Sheriff's Office in Quincy.
Although skin contact with
'flood waters does not, by itself,
:pose a serious health risk, health
,standards are a concern when
'waters become contaminated.
:Flood waters may contain fecal
;material, associated with bacte-
ria and viruses.
: The Florida Department of
:Health recommends the follow-
:ing precautions to prevent possi-
ble illness from flood waters:
Basic hygiene is critical.
Wash hands with soap and water
,that has been boiled or disinfec-
ted before preparing or eating
-food, after toilet use, after par-
ticipating in flood cleanup activ-
ities and after handling articles
,contaminated with flood water'
or sewage.


Avoid eating or drinking or
eating anything that has been
contaminated with flood water.
Do not wade through stand-
ing water. If you do, bathe and
put clean clothes on as soon as
possible.
Avoid contact with flood
water if you have open cuts or
sores. If a wound does come in
contact with flood water, wash
the wound immediately with
soap. If the would develops red-
ness, swelling or drainage, seek
immediate medical attention.
Residents with lacerations or
puncture wounds who have not
had a tetanus shot within the
past 10 years should get a
tetanus booster.
If there is a backflow of
sewage into your home, wear
rubber boots and waterproof
gloves during cleanup. Remove
all absorbent items from the
home, including sheetrock and
bedding. Clean walls and hard-
surface floors with soap and
water and disinfect them with a
solution of ? cup of bleach to
one gallon of water. Disinfect
areas where food will be han-
dled and where small children
play. Wash all linens and cloth-
ing in hot water. Air dry larger
items in the sun and spray them


with a disinfectant. Steam clean
all carpeting.
Residents should also take pre-
cautions when dealing with
plumbing that is performing
sluggishly. If this is the case,
residents should:
Conserve water as much as
possible; the less water used, the
less sewage the septic tank must
process. Minimize use of your
washing machine.
Do not have the septic tank
pumped. Exceptionally high
water tables might crush a septic
tank that was pumped dry.
If you cannot use your
plumbing without creating
sewage being exposed, consider
moving to a new location until
the issues have been resolved.
Don't have the septic system
or drain field repaired until after
the ground has dried. Systems
often return to normal after the
water recedes and unsaturated
ground conditions return. Any
repair must be permitted and
inspected by the county health
department.
Marion Hunter, Gadsden
County Health Department
administrator, warned Monday
that residents who lost power in
their hbmes should not eat food
.items left in refrigerators, nor


any that may have come in con-
tact with flood waters.
"When in doubt, throw it out,"
he said.
Undamaged, factory-canned
foods can be saved by removing
the labels and adding an expira-
tion date. For infants, use only
pre-prepared canned baby for-
mula that does not require the
addition of Water. Dispose of
any food that has been at room
temperature for two hours or
more, along with any food that
has an unusual odor, color or
texture.
Florida Figh and Wildlife
Conservation Commission offi-
cials have also issued warnings
regarding, attempts to rescue
wild animals or interact with
wildlife in the wake of
Hurricane Fay.
The FWC has received reports
of alligators and snakes swim-
riing in flooded neighborhoods,
and officials say the animals
will likely return to the. wild
once the water has receded back
to normal levels.
Other animals, such as rabbits,
raccoons and opossums, have
also been flooded out of their
homes, and residents are urged
to not try and rescue them
because the animals are stressed


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The FWC has also echoed the
warning issued by state health
officials that people must
assume that all standing water is
contaminated with lawn and
garden chemicals and other
toxic substances.
Due to flood waters, the num-
ber of mosquitoes are up and
officials have warned that resi-
dents take the necessary meas-
ures to protect themselves
against mosquito-borne dis-
eases.
DOH urges residents avoid
being outside at dusk and dawn,
wear clothing that covers most
of the skin, use a repellent that
contains DEET, and check for
standing water in and around
your home to keep mosquitoes
from laying eggs in those places.
To eliminate mosquito breed-
ing areas, clean out the eaves,
troughs and gutters of your
home. Remove old tires or drill
holes in those used on play-
grounds to allow for drainage.
Turn over or remove empty
plastic pots. Check tarps on
boats or other equipment for
collected water, and pump out
bilges on boats. Change the
water in birdbaths and pet water
dishes at least once a week, as


well as in plant trays. Remove
vegetation or obstructions in
drainage ditches that prevent the
flow of water.
Symptoms of West Nile virus,
which can be contracted via
mosquito bite, include
headache, fever, fatigue, dizzi-
ness, weakness and confusion.
In.the wake of a storm,such as
Hurricane Fay, communication
with loved ones can be difficult.
Those who have been displaced
from their homes or who may
not have electricity are often
unreachable, and relatives can-
not confirm their safety.
In response to this issue, the
American Red Cross has estab-
lished a link on its Web site at
www.redcross.org, which will
allow those looking -for, loved
ones to find information.
Red Cross officials have
reported receiving numerous
calls from concerned family
members all over the area,,look-
ing for loved ones they had been
unable to reach. The Capital
Area Chapter is advising resi-
dents affected by Hurricane Fay
to register using the Safe and
Well link.
For more information, contact
Gadsden County Emergency
Management at 875-8642.


COWBOY ...Continued from Page .


before being hired at Talquin
Electric in 2001. He was well
known for helping others, par-
ticularly the youths participat-
ing in the local Horseman's
Association and the Gadsden
4-H Saddle Club.
"We will miss him he was
definitely a big part of 4-H,"
said Elva Peppers, 4-H leader.
"He was always ready to help,
both with the saddle club and
the Gadsden Horseman's
Association ... he had a great
sense of humor. He believed in
what he believed in he was a
good guy, definitely."
Parramore said King and his
wife, Susan, hosted a year-end
party Aug. 15 at their home for
youths who participated in 4-H
and the Horseman's
Association.
"He was a great club member


- he was really all about the
kids," Parramore said.
"Everybody knew him to be
the fellow who would help
anybody ... I can't say enough.
Hp was juit a super guy."
Services for King were
Tuesday at Thomas Memorial
Baptist Church with interment
at Hillcrest Cemetery.
He is survived 'by his wife,
Susan Parramore King, and
daughter, Kendall King, 14, of
Quincy; brothers, James Miller
of Navarre and Ronnie Miller
of Opp, Ala.; sisters, Linda
Griffin of Navarre and Toni
Kay King of Albany, Ga.;
niece, Samantha J. King;
mother-in-law, Martha D.
Parramore and father-in-law
(wife Clemey) all of Quincy,
along with many nieces and
nephews.


VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

MEETING NOTICE


The organizational meeting of the Gadsden County Value
Adjustment Board will be held on Thursday, August. 28,
2008 at 6:00 P.M. in the County Manager's Conference
Room located on the second floor of the Edward Butler
Governmental Office Complex located 9 East Jefferson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351. The meeting is open to all inter-
ested parties. You must enter the building from the parking
lot at the rear of the building from Crawford St. The agen-
da includes: Election of Officers; Briefing as to Statute
Changes / DOR Emergency Rules; Update on Hiring of
Private Counsel; Discussion of Required Training;
Selection of Future Meeting Dates. The board members
are as follows:

Honorable Brenda Holt, County Commissioner, District 4
Honorable Doug Croley, County Commissioner, District 2
Honorable Eric Hinson, School Board Member, District 1
Mrs. Emily Rowan, Homestead Property Representative
Mr. Bill McMilllan, Business Representative.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Facilities Managcmcnt
Division, 341 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351, (850)
627-5340

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.'This weekl'~aris th&'beginniOg of season's go round.
the college football.season., It also My opening opponent is.going to.be
begins my 31st year picking, college a tough one. Richie Smith is the recre-
football games against a weekly guest. action director in Liberty County.: He
Last year, I finished 9-5. in my 'began the job in-January. I have'been
matchups. I have had quite an Off-sea- helping Richie since be started and
son doing some hard practicing for this these past eight months have, been


enjoyable. defensive plays.
A bor and raised Liberty County USC over VIRGINIA-USC with
lad, Richie graduated Liberty County too much talent wins big.
High School in 1998. He was an out- FLORIDA over HAWAII-Florida
standing athlete at the school in foot- has too much depth. Hawai has no
ball and baseball. He also was a star quarterback.
for the Post 84 American Legion base- CLEMSON over ALABAMA-
ball team here m Quincy and accom- Spiller will be a hand full for the Tide.
polished the feat of hitting three home MISSOURI over ILLINOIS-Chase
runs in the last Post.84 game in '98. Daniels and company, a little much for
Richie went on to play baseball on Zook and the Illini.
scholarship at Chipola and FSU and TENNESSEE over UCLA-Vols
received his degree in sports manage- running game wears out Bruin defense.
ment frohi the Tallahassee school, ,,. .KENTUCKY over LOUISVILLE-
Richie and1.also worked togetherat, Wildcats win with defense in this battle
.the. Gadsden : gOi.unty.'::I health :.of rebuilding programs.
Department in '03 ait '04 a'd speAt TEXAS over FLORIDA
tune together on the high bhiil base- ATLANTIC-The game will be closer
ball field, and when I it ijredgaime'7 than most people think.
he was coaching at Sneads-for:4. ydars.' :CALIFORNIA over MICHIGAN
Richie's ,girlfrieai isL;'iisa;istoehnet $TATE-Ca) wins with offensive blow
from Quincy, so 'lie;as; quite a 'oui.:
Gadsden County connection. CQLORADO over COLORADO
Let's see how he connects with his ,STATE-Buffalos will take a close one
football picks as the se'ason-begins.., in.this in-state match.
SOUTH CAROLINA over N.C .1 hope I take a close one in this in-
STATE-South Carolina wins with big Liberty County Recreation Department


match as I say...
SOUTH CAROLINA oxer N.C.
STATE-I really feel Spurrier's team
will have a great season.
USC over VIRGINIA-I'd take the
points though.
FLORIDA over HAWAfl-Rainbqws
run into another SEC powerhouse.
ALABAMA o'er CLEMSON-A
gut feeling.
MISSOURI over ILLINOIS-Big 12
over Big 10.
UCLA over TENNESSEE-Jer lag
gets to Vols.
LOUISVILLE over KENTUCKY-
Cardinals use home field-advantage.
TEXAS over FLORIDA
ATLANTIC-Owls get thrown by
Longhorns.
CALIFORNIA over MICHIGAN
STATE-Bears maul Spartans.
COLORADO over COLORADO.
STATE-Rams get Buffaloed.
I hope I don't get buffaloed by
.Richie, as we differ three times in this
season opener.


East Gadsden to play Marianna at

Corry Field Friday; site changed due to


field condition

The East Gadsden will play
their preseason football classic
game at Coiry Field Friday at
7:30 pm. The game has been
moved to Corry because the
field conditions at East Gadsden
are unplayable due to the recent
bad weather. -


Friday's game will feature the
Jaguars offense, led by quarter-
back Jamaica Moore, and
receiver Lance Ray against a
Marianna offense led by running.
back Bradley Battles, who
rushed for over 2,000 yards last
season. Battles has committed to


South Florida.
Tickets are $6 for Friday's
game. Children under 5 will be
admitted free. East Gadsden
will open their regular season
next Friday as the team hosts
Chiles at 7:30 pm.


WGHS to host South Walton in Classic


New head coach Antonio
Bradwell will get a chance to
see..his..West Gadsden Panthers.__
in action for the first time Friday
nighftwfien the- ahti6hes hiost


South Walton in the Kick-off
Classic. Game time in
Greensboro is 8 pm.... ...... .
Defensive star Gary Brown
aiidA-itbonlo Bostick; a four-year


starter at quarterback, are two
players to watch on the West
Gadsden roster. The Panthers;
begin their regular season at:
Niceville Sept. 5.


Seminole Ramblin's


Let's begin with a tribute to a
great man. By this I mean Jim
Stone, on his just released
book, "There's a Stone Store
Near You," by Jim and Lou
Merritt. They are on sale at the
Book Nook and at Wingate's
Lunker Lodge. I have read it
and it is a masterpiece of good
reading.
I'm tickled pink the way our
athletes are acting in China.
They have acted like true ladies
and gentlemen, especially Kobe
Bryant and the young Hispanic
wrestler who wrapped the
American flag around himself
and kept it arotind him. I have
just read Tough Choice's story
about Jackie Robinson and
found out so many things about
him I did not know. He
excelled in every sport that
UCLA had to offer, that is a lot
of sports. In my early days,
most everyone that went to the
Olympics came from UCLA.
Word has been passed on to
me that spotted bass have been
caught upriver from Faceville
Landing on "Little Georges."
These are the bass that have
taken over Lake Martin north
of Montgomery. These bass are
so fast they will pick up a
worm, shake it and spit it out
before you can strike back.
Good fun to catch.
We also hear that the Georgia
Department of Natural
Resources had so much heat
from hunters, fishermen and
boat owners they decided to
keep the money in Georgia,
instead of paying a bank in
Missouri to handle the sale of
licenses.
Bass did real good the first of
the week before Fickle Fay tore
up the lakes fishing. Keith
Harckleroad had several up to
4.5 pounds on buzz baits, and
Tyler Bush and Stan McCollum


Clint Brown of Quincy, winner of the Jack Wingate Thursday Night
Big Fish Tournament hosted by the Hydrilla Gnats Bass Club out of
Wingate's Lunker Lodge, shows off his with a 5.5-pound bass.


had five bass up to 5 pounds on
soft plastic.
The Jack Wingate Thursday
Night Big Fish Tournament,
hosted by the Hydrilla Gnats
Bass Club out of Wingate's
Lunker Lodge, was won by
Clint Brown with 5.5 pounds.
Fickle Fay had influenced us by
then and only 10 boats showed
up. At press time, two houses
has been damaged in this area
by trees falling on them or on
the lines going into the houses.
Our electric and phones have
been out for a couple of hours.
We have had great coolers of
shellcrackers and bream show
up all week long, on crickets
and worms.
If one wants to catch them, a
pile of catfish in this cloudy
water and near fool pool. Go to


your tackle store, ask for a shad
dart and take a spinner with 4
pounds of test line, go to Jim
Woodruff Dam or a dam near
you, cast it along the concrete
walls and hang on. Catch eight
or 10 shad or skip jacks,put
them on ice, go to where you
find movin' water, use a
Carolina rig with big lead to
keep it still in moving water,
cut shad and tip hooks, and
you'll be rewarded.
Wingate's Fishing Report
Lake Surface Temp: 780
Lake Level: Near Full
Clarity: Cloudy
Flint: Dingy
Chattahoochee: High levels
and cloudy
Spring Creek: Dingy and fill-
ing
Report provided by Jack Wingate


Fishing photos convey


fun, responsibility


By BOB WATTENDORF
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

"A picture is worth a thou-
sand words" is an aphorism
that we've all likely heard and
understood. When you see a
cute photo of a child and
proud parent displaying even
the smallest of fish, you get a
sense of the power of images
to convey not only thoughts
but feelings.
Unfortunately, some of those
same photos we are so proud
of can accidentally convey the
wrong message. Especially .
when they are published, they
can proliferate unsafe or ille-
gal practices. In other cases,
they may simply fail to rein-
force important safety and
conservation messages that
could otherwise positively
affect the future of our fish-
eries.
For those reasons, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
recently taken a more proac-
tive stance by developing
guidelines for fishing. and
'boating scenes with examples
of the good, the bad and the
ligly. These guidelines are
supported by a candid
research document that cites
many important studies
explaining the rationale
behind commonly suggested
catch-and-release fish-han-
dling.
The FWC realizes that pro-
moting Florida fishing and
boating includes not only an
obligation to portray the fun,
excitement and camaraderie
in a positive fashion but also
to reflect safe and sustainable
use of Florida's natural


resources. We are proud that
so many fine publications
print this Florida Fish
Busters' Bulletin each month,
and we encourage them and
all of their contributors to
review these photo guidelines
and use them when possible
to strengthen both the appeal
and important messages that
their photography conveys.
The following photography
tips and guidelines are just a
summary of the full docu-
ment, which we believe will
be helpful to every angler.
Next time you go fishing or
boating bring along a camera.
to capture the memories, and
remember these tips to help
produce a great photo and
remind you of what it takes to
be safe around the water and
to help ensure fish for tomor-
row's enjoyment as well.
Photos of anglers should
reflect good taste and safe,
legal and conservation-mind-
ed fishing practices.
Emphasize the fun of fish-
ing with big smiles and natu-
ral settings. Avoid trash in
the background, excess blood
and tobacco or alcohol.
Ensure appropriate boating
safety equipment is evident in
the photo. For instance, life
jackets should always be on
children in a boat.
Photos should depict safe
boating practices, including
avoiding overloading small
vessels, use of kill switches,
etc.
* Fish that are illegal to har-
vest, due to creel or size lim-
its, should be shown in the
water. For instance, under-
sized sailfish jumping or a
goliath grouper alongside the
boat about to be released.


Gaffs should not be used on
fish that may be released.
Tarpon that are out of the
water should have a "legally
harvested" tag showing.
If you have to remove fish
from the water, try holding
your, breath while the fish is
out of the water as a reminder
to release it quickly. Large
fish should never be suspend-
.ed by the.jaw, not even to
weigh them, if they are going
to be released. To protect the
slime layer, use wet hands to
handle fish. Similarly, if a
landing net is needed, use a
rubber-coated net. Never
touch the eyes and gills.
However, holding and sup-
porting the fish horizontally
with a thumb (depending on
the species; be careful of
sharp teeth) or lip-grip tool in
the mouth and using the other
hand to help support and con-
trol the fish can keep it from
thrashing around or getting
loose. Properly used, hemo-
stats, needle-nosed pliers or
dehooking tools can be useful
for backing the hook out, but
cut the line if it is deeply
embedded.
If you get a great shot that
you'd like to share with us
and maybe see published,
send it to Wattendorf at
Bob.Wattendorf@MyFWC.co
m, and include a completed
photo-release form (see
* MyFWC.com/Fishing/pdf/Pho
toRelease.pdf).
Instant licenses are available
at MyFWC.com/License or
by calling 1-888-FISH-
FLORIDA (347-4356).
Report violators by calling
*FWC or #FWC on your cell
phone, or 1-888-404-3922.


Ellie Jeter of Faceville and Andy Koundourakis of
Recovery with their catch in Thursday night's
tournament.


Going hunting this fall?

Send us photos of your trophies

and we'll help you brag!


Jack Wingate of Recovery, Ga., is shown
with a nice catch of bream.


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The Gadsden County Times August 28,2008 9


Quincy native retires from U.S.



Navy after 20 years of service


Quincy native Angela Diana
Goldsmith, Navy chief petty
officer/shopkeeper, has retired.
A retirement ceremony was held
to honor her on Aug. 1 at the
Space and Naval Warfare
Systems Center in Norfork, Va.
She enlisted in the navy on Sept.
26,1988 and completed recruit
training at the Naval Recruit
Training Command in Orlando.
On completing training she
attended and completed store-
keeper "A" school in Meridian,
Miss., where she graduated with
honors.
Goldsmith's first duty station
was aboard the USS Yosemite in
Mayport. On the ship she served
as receipt custody storekeeper,
lead storeroom storekeeper and
quality assurance storekeeper.


While on the USS Yosemite she
made two 6-month deployments
and was promoted to storekeep-
er third class.
Goldsmith transferred to shore
and was stationed in Charleston,
S.C. in 1992. While there she
was one of four purchasing
clerks and minor and industrial
plant' equipment custodian. In
Charleston she was promoted to
storekeeper second class.
In 1994 she reported for duty
on the USS Simon Lake in Italy
and was assigned to the transit
shed leading petty and haz-
ardous material certifier.
She has worked with Seebees
as an independent storekeeper
first class.
In April 2002 she reported
aboard the USS Mount Whitney


in Norfork, Va., as the store's
division leading petty officer
where she also participated in
Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2004 she reported to the
Space and Naval Welfare
System Command Center. She
was assigned as a system ana-
lyst, ILE Developer and con-
tracting specialist.
Her personal awards include
the Navy Commendation Medal
(two awards), Navy
Achievement (four awards),
Good Conduct Medal (six
awards) and various other serv-
ice, unit and campaign awards,
Goldsmith has been married
for 16 years to" Thomas L.
Goldsmith Sr. The couple has
two sons.


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DELICIOUS DINNERS


Tortilla Chicken Pasta SautW


MADE EASY


FAMILY FEATURES

Between work, school, homework, sports and other extracurricular
activities, it's hard to sit down to dinner together. And, even if there
is time to eat as a family, cooks can be so time pressed that it's often
take out, frozen pizza, or the same old standards night after night.
But a chef-inspired, family friendly dinner at home is possible. There's no
need to apologize for taking shortcuts, and these days you can find a wide range
of options in the frozen food aisle.
For example, No Name, a line of frozen meats and seafood, offers a variety
of ways to give you a jump-start on tasty meals such as Chicken Parmesan
With Fettuccine, Tortilla Chicken Pasta Saut6 or Flatbread Pizza With Parmesan
Chicken. Even simple salads such as Pecan Chicken Salad and Tortilla Chicken
Salad Bowl take on new flavor dimensions with the easy addition of pre-seasoned
frozen chicken breast entrees.
For more time-saving recipe ideas visit nonamesteaks.com.


Flatbread Pizza With Parmesan Chicken
1 No Name Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast (use 1/2 of a
Parmesan chicken breast per pizza)
1 sheet flatbread, lavosh or a whole wheat tortilla (sizes
will vary)
1/4 cup Alfredo sauce
2 teaspoons roasted red peppers, diced
1 teaspoon Kalamata olives, pitted and diced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon Romano cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/2 cuip greens, chopped
Olive oil
1. Bake chicken according to package directions.
2. Lightly coat the crust flatbreadd, tortilla or lavosh) with olive oil.
3. Bake at 375F for 3 to 4 minutes, crisping crust slightly.
4. Remove crust from oven.
5. Top crust with Alfredo sauce, peppers, olives and cheese.
6. Cut chicken into thin strips.
7. Place slices on top of cheese.
8. Garnish.with chopped oregano.
9. Bake at 3750F for 6 to 8 minutes or until the


Pecan Chicken Salad
4 No Name Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts
4 cups field greens, chopped
2 cups corn, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
12 to 16 Kalamata.olives
1/2 cup roasted red pepper
4 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
8 lime wedges'
1/2 cup light or regular ranch dressing
1. Bake chicken according to package directions.
2. Place chopped salad greens on plate. Lightly coat greens
with 1/2 of the dressing.
3. Arrange cooked chicken, corn, cheese, olives and peppers
on top of greens.
4. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over greens.
5. Top with remainder of dressing. Place lime wedges on
either side of the salad.
6. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the salad as desired.
Makes 4 servings


Tortilla Chicken Pasta Saute
4 No Name Tortilla Crusted Chicken Breasts with
Pepper Cheese Filling
12 to 16 ounces raw pasta, such as farfalle
8 to 10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
12 to 16 Kalamata olives
6 to 8 green onions, sliced
2 cups frozen corn
4 cups Alfredo sauce
2 cups salsa
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Olive oil
1. Cook chicken according to package instructions.
2. Let chicken cool slightly, then cut into bite size pieces.
3. Cook pasta according to package instructions: Drain pasta
and hold for further use.
4. Prepare rest of ingredients.
5. Put a small amount of olive oil in large saute pan.
6. Heat pan. Add vegetables and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
7. Add pasta to pan and saute until heated through.
8 Add Alfredo sauce and salsa Cook for an
additional I it 2 minutes until all ingredients


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2 No Name Tortilla Crusted Chicken
Breasts with Pepper Cheese Filling
1 can refrigerated biscuit dough
4 cups chopped lettuce
16 slices zucchini, halved
16 slices cucumber, halved
6 to 8 Kalamata olives
8 grape tomatoes
4 tablespoons shredded cheddar and
Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup ranch dressing
8 tablespoons salsa
1. leat oven to 3500F.
2. Place biscuit dough pieces on a floured cutting
board.
3. Roll out each piece of biscuit dough to a flat
circle, approximately 6-inches in diameter.


Chicken Parmesan
With Fettuccine
4 No Name Parmesan Crusted
Chicken Breasts ,
3 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
4 tablespoons sundried tomatoes,
chopped
4 teaspoons basil pesto
6 tablespoons red wine (optional)
12 ounces fettuccini
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1. Bake chicken breasts
according to package
directions.
2. Cook pasta in boiling water.
Drain pasta.
3. Mix pasta sauce, sundried
tomatoes, pesto.and wine
together.
4 Cook mixture until heated through.
Put hot pasta in baking dish.
5 Place chicken on top of pasta. Top
chicken and pasta with sauce.
r. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top of
chicken.
Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese
i melted.
Makes 4 servings


4. Place 8 to 5 inch pot pie tins upside down on
baking pan. Spray tins lightly with non-stick
cooking spray (while they are upside down).
5. Place one piece of dough over each tin.
6. Bake for approximately 12 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and turn tins right side up.
You now have a bread bowl. Remove bread
bowls from tins and let them cool.
8. Cook chicken according to package directions.
Let chicken cool slightly, then cut into slices.
9. Fill salad bowl with chopped lettuce.
10. Top each salad with 1/2 of a chicken breast and
-remaining ingredients.
11. Mix ranch dressing and salsa together for salad
dressing and serve.
Makes 4 servings









The Gadsden County Times August 28, 2008 11


GADSDEN COUNTY


FLORIDA


208 North Adams St.

Quincy, FL 32351

T. 850.627.9231

F. 850.875.3299

www.gadsdenfla.com


WANTED!
Member of the Month
Nominations
The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce
is pleased to. ask you for your nomination for
the chamber Member of the Month award.
This award has been set up to recognize cur-
rent members (individuals or businesses) who
have been significantly involved in the
Gadsden County community and/or chamber
activities. Self-nominations are welcome.
Call (850) .627-9231 or e-mail michellebur-
dick@tds.net to request a nomination
form today!



Go Gadsden! Leads Presentation TBD .
Members are invited- to participate .in this members-only bene-
fit. Go Gadsden! was created as an additional fietworking
opportunity for chamber members to obtain referrals by pre-
senting their business to fellow members.
Go Gadsden! meets on the second and fourth Wednesday
morning of each month at 9 a.m. Call (850) 627-9231 or e-mail
gadsdencc@tds.net by 2 p.m. Sept. 8 for the first meeting, and
by Sept. 22. for the second meeting.

September 17

Identity theft awareness workshop for business owners
Are your dedicated employees putting your customers at risk?
Business owners and managers, as well as indiViduals in the
community, are encouraged to attend this free seminar. Not
only will participants receive lips on preventing their own iden-
tity from being stolen but business owners will be given
refreshers on laws requiring them to protect their customers'
private information.
Workshop participants will be informed about how to decrease
individual exposure to identity theft and minimize a company's
risk of violating federal identity theft legislation. The seminar
will also clarif) how businesses can avoid becoming recipients
of fines up to $1 million and 10 years in jail.
Each workshop has limited space to allow time for a personal-
ized question and answer session however, companies can
schedule an in-house seminar at their place of business or at
the chamber.
Call (850) 627-9231 or e-mail gadsdencc@'tds.net to register
by Sept. 15.

GADSDEN COUNTY

FLORIDA


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce would
like to thank all businesses in Gadsden County for the
benefits you give to our residents. Your business mnot
only provides a much-needed service in our area it also
provides jobs that allow our citizens to work near their
homes instead of travelling to a nearby county.
During this tough economic period, you are invited to
join the chamber by Sept. 30 at a prorated fee of 60
percent off the annual membership dues. Your support
and encouragement enables the chamber to. offer valu-
able programs to your fellow members as well as the
entire Gadsden County community. With your new
membership you will have access to the following: the
Go Gadsden! leads group, After Hours events, and a
business listing on the chamber Web site as well as
other benefits. Your membership is vital to the chamber
so we can continue to offer our services to the business
community as well as Gadsden County citizens. Even
though we thrive on volunteer support, new and'
renewed inemberships are very important for our suc-
cess. Thank you in advance for your membership.
Please contact the chamber at 850-627-9231 or e-mail
michelleburdick@tds.net to obtain a membership appli-
cation, details about your membership or get answers
to any questions that you might have.
Please join us in our effort to make Gadsden County a
better place to live and work!


-. .. . ... a.-'ple ? .F ,
?'heGadsden County Char ier of Commerce in'rtas y k9>
-'tipartipate in'one of our upcoming eve.nts. Co.nplete d~.t1 ,,
c'ant e obtained online in the events calenqtr 'a ww.gqdsde' ""
.hfla.comor by callig 850-627-923.1 '.Plpae o.eRSVPs ar ,
required foremost evennts.: .


In appreciation and recognition
of all chamber members...
City members:
City of Chattahoochee
City of Gretna
City of Midway
City of Quincy
Town of Havana
Economic Development
Council members:
Capital City Bank Group
Chattahoochee
Capital City Bank Group
Havana
Capital City Bank Group Quincy
Capital Health Plan Tallahassee
CDS Manufacturing Inc. Quincy
Gadsden County Achool Board
Quincy
TALCOR Commercial Real
Estate Tallahassee
Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare Tallahassee.
Talquin Electric Cooperative
Quincy'
TDS Telecom Quincy
T-Formation Midway
The Printing House Quincy
- The St. Joe Company Port St.
Joe
Thompson Properties Midway
Tri-Eagle Sales Midway
WORKFORCE plus Tallahassee
Business and organizations:
A Touch of Class Florist Havana
A.J.'s Chicken & Things Inc.
Quincy
Active Minerals International
LLC Quincy
Ad Surf Daily Inc. Quincy
Aegis Tallahassee
Agility Network Technologies
Tallahassee
Air Control Heating & A/C Inc.
Tallahassee
Ajax Building Corporation
Midway
Allen Trophy & Awards Quincy
American Cancer Society
Tallahassee
American Income Life Insurance
Company Quincy
American Red Cross Capital
Area Chapter Tallahassee,
Andy Easton & Associates *
Tallahassee
Applied Fiber Havana
Armor Realty of Tallahassee Inc..
Havana
Ashmore & Ashmore, CPA's
Havana
Barkley Security Agency Inc.
Quincy
BASF Quincy
Bell & Bates Home Center
Quincy
Big Bend Cares Inc. Tallahassee
Big Bend Crime Stoppers Inc.
Tallahassee
Big Bend Hospice Tallahassee
Bluewater iNet Group Port St.
Joe
Books & Bytes Bookstore
Quincy
Bradwell Enterprises, Inc.
Quincy
Brittany's Bouncy House Quincy
Burdick Heating & Air
Conditioning Quincy
Burger King Havana
Burger King Quincy
Bush Bros. Mulching &
Landclearing'Bainbridge
Buy-Rite Drugs Chattahoochee
C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.
Hosford
Camping World of Tallahassee
Midway
Capital Area Community Action
Agency Inc. Tallahassee
Century 21/Lawrence Realty
Quincy


Charles McClellan Funeral
Home Quincy
ChristTown Ministries Quincy
Clark- Munroe Tractor Company
Quincy
Clinton Nurseries of Florida
Havana
Coldwell Banker/Town &
Country Real Estate Quincy
Comcast Cable Company
Tallahassee
Concrete Services Quincy
Cook Brothers, Inc. Midway.
Corry Cabinet Company Inc.
Havana
Covenant Hospice Tallahassee.
Crawford & Sons Oil Company
Quincy'
Croley Insurance and Financial
Services Tallahassee
Cumulus Media of Tallahassee
Tallahassee
Custom Sign Creations LLC.
Quincy
D'Alemberte Realty
Chattahoochee
Dewey Jetton, CPA Quincy
Dooner & Fletcher, CPA's
Quincy
Douglas W. Nunamaker,
Professional Surveyor & Mapper
Quincy
Dr. James A. Stephens Quincy
Emerald Coast RV Center
Midway
Envision Credit Union Quincy
Eric C.,Taylor Ins. Agency, Inc.
Chattahoochee
Evans Construction and
Development Services Tallahassee
Evely's Deli Quincy
Excel Millwork & Moulding,
Inc. Midway
Faith Funeral Home Havana
Farm Bureau Insurance Service
Qilincy
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Tallahassee
Fanner's Furniture Quincy
Florida First Capital Finance
Corporation Pensacola
Focus Credit Union
Chattahoochee
Gadsden Arts Center Inc.
Quincy
Gadsden Association
Rehabilitation Center Inc. Quincy
Gadsden Correctional Facility
Quincy
Gadsden County Times Quincy
Gadsden County Tomato
Growers Association Quincy
Gadsden Historical Society
Quincy
Gadsden Liquors/The Bottom
Quincy
GadsdenLEARN c/o TCC
Foundation Tallahassee
GadsdenSAVES Havana
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,
Wadsworth & Bowden, PA
Tallahassee
Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend Tallahassee
GlobalMind Tallahassee
Goodwill Industries of the Big
Bend, Inc. Tallahassee
Graco Fertilizer Company Cairo
Griffin Furniture Company Inc.
Quincy
GT Com Port St. Joe
Guardian Ad Litem Program
Tallahassee
H & H Antiques Havana
Hackney Nursery Quincy
Hampton Inn Quincy
Harnett & Slay, Attorneys'
Quincy
Harrell Realty, Inc. Havana
Havana Ford Inc. Havana
Havana Herald Havana
Heavy Metal Equipment of


North Florida Midway
Hinson Fuel Card Quincy .
Hinson Oil'Gompany Quincy
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Quincy
Homer B. Hirt, Jr. Sneads
Hooker's General Contracting
Quincy
Ingram's Marina Quincy
JB Painting, LLC Quincy
Joel Sampson Architect, Inc.
Quincy
Katie's Cakes and Catering Inc.
Havana
Kenon Plumbing Service Quincy
Kiwanis Club of Quincy Quincy
Knowles & Randolph, P.A.
Tallahassee
Lanigan & Associates, P.C.
Tallahassee
Leon-Gadsden Early Learning
Coalition Tallahassee -
Liberty Holding Company
Bristol
Lines, Hinson & Lines Quincy
Magnolia House Quincy
Main Street Design, Inc. Quincy
March of Dimes Tallahassee
Mary Shaw Havana
Massey Drugs Quincy
May Nursery Havana
McPherson Electrical
Contractors, Jnc. Quincy
MediaCom Havana
Medical Center Pharmacy
Quincy
Midway Tire Midway
Mike Vasilinda Productions
Tallahassee
Mirror Image Antiques, Inc.
Havana
MPC Print & Copy, LLC
Tallahassee
New South Homes, Inc.
Tallahassee
Newhall Photography Havana
NHC Home Care Quincy
i North Florida Medical Centers
Inc. Quinicy
Northside Seafood
Chattahoochee
Padgett's Jewelry Quincy
Parkway Ihn & Suites Quincy
Pat Thomas & Associates
Quincy
Pat Thomas Law Eriforcement
Academy Havana
Paul's Painting Quincy
Paul's Pest Control Midway
, Peeler Properties, LLC Quincy
Piggly Wiggly Quincy
Premier Bank Quincy
Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc.
Tallahassee
Price Commercial Tallahassee
Progress Energy Tallahassee
Pro-Steel Building Inc.
Tallahassee
Prudential Financial Tallahassee
Quality Discount Meats Inc.
Quincy
Quincy Animal Hospital Quincy
Quincy Farms Quincy
Quincy Joist Company Quincy
Quincy Music Theatre Quincy.
Quincy-Gadsden Airport
Authority Quincy
Ram Construction &
Development Midway
Ring Power Corporation
Midway
River Junction Apartments
Chattahoochee
Robert F. Munroe Day School,
Inc. Quincy
Robert Routa, P.A. Tallahassee
Roberts Sand Company
Tallahassee
Shopper's Express Printing &
Copy Quincy
Solomon Construction Company
of Quincy Quincy


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Southern Forestry Consultants
Bainbridge
Southside Business Park Gotha
Specialty Chemical
Manufacturing, Inc. Quincy
Sperry & Associates Inc.
Tallahassee
Staples Business Advantage
Tallahassee
Stewart TV and Appliances Inc.
Quincy,
Stone's Home Center Havana
Stone's Home-Center Quincy
Suburban Propane Tallahassee
SunTrust Bank Chattahoochee
Superior Redi-Mix Midway
Super-Lube, Inc. Quincy
Super-Valu Holding, Inc. Quincy
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee
Tallahassee Memorial Family
Medicine Quincy
Tallavana Christian School
Havana
Tallavana Christian School
Athletic Booster Club Havana
TBE Group, Inc. Tallahassee
TeligentEMS Havana
The Antique Center Havana
The Golf Club of Quincy
Quincy
The Original Basket Boutique
Tallahassee
Thomas Chrysler Plymouth
Dodge Jeep, Inc. Quincy
Thomas Howell Ferguson, P.A.
Tallahassee
Thomas Motor Cars Quincy
Thomas P. Skipper, Professional
Surveyor & Mapper Quincy
Thraco LLC-Chattahoochee
Tiller & Associates Havana
Tim's Hauling & Tractor Service
Inc. Havana
Twin City News Chattahoochee
United Way of the Big Bend
Tallahassee
YE Group,,L.L.C. Quincy
W & L Tire & Wheel Quincy
Wal-Mart Quincy
Wanderings Havana
Waste Pro Midway
Weeks Automotive Quincy
West Gadsden Historical Society
Inc. Greensboro
WGWD 93.3 Quincy
Whippoorwill Sportsman's
Lodge Quincy
Will's Way Lawn Care Quincy
Winter Animal Hospital Havana
Woodland Properties Inc.
Tallahassee
WTLH Fox 49 & CW Midway
WTXL ABC 27 HD Midway
Friends:
Arrie-M. Battle Quincy
Bennett Chesser Quincy
Bob C. Butler Tallahassee
Cantey Higdon Quincy
Charles F. Flowers Quincy
Dale Summerford Quincy
Dr. Jim Rodger Quincy
Dr. Pat Woodward Quincy
Eugene Lamb Midway
Flake Cloud Quincy
Gene Morgan Chattahoochee
George Hamilton Quincy
J. Forrest Davis Farm Quincy
James Harold Thompson
Tallahassee
Jefferson H. Davis Quincy
John Shaw Curry Quincy
Julia M. Woodward Quincy
Representative Curtis
Richardson Tallahassee
Richard S. Bates Quincy
Steve Flournoy Quincy
Tafnmye Potter Quincy
Thomas B. Smith Quincy
W.C. "Bud" Branson Havana
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Our schools...Our churches...Our clubs...Our lives...


Gadsden County native opens



second restaurant location in Quincy


By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

Derrick Lane plans to give his
restaurant and his cooking the
same treatment he gives his wife
tender-loving care.
Lane plans to open his restau-
rant, Phyllis' Cafe, located in
The Carriage Factory iii Quincy,
on Sept. 2. Named for Lane's
wife, the-restaurant will feature a
country buffet, along with soup,
salads and desserts, during the
lunch hour. Lane said he will be
open for lunch from 11 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., and will reopen for
dinner from .6 to 9 p.m., on
Friday and Saturday. Lane said
that as his business expands,.the
hours will increase to accommo-
date the customers. The restau-
rant will seat 30-plus customers.
The dinner menu will feature
specialty items, such as a
, coconut shrimp dish, along with
steak, seafood, pasta and chick-
en dishes..
As for prices. Lane


"I'm going to try and not do the
same old thing every day," he
said. "Each month, I'm going to.
play with different dishes. I like
to create that dish that everyone
can afford."
Prices for dinner will be a little
more expensive than lunch, and
the menu will feature more vari-
ety and include some specialty
and surprise items.
Lane plans for his restaurant to
have a relaxed -feel, a place
where a single person could
come and enjoy a nice dinner or
lunch as well as a family. But he
also plans to make the restaurant
available for private parties.
"You know, sometimes you
might want to entertain your
family, or maybe after a loved
one has died,, you may want a
private place to bring folks to
relax and have a good meal," he
said. "I'll even open and serve a
couple if they want a private,
romantic dinner for two."
Although Lane spent time
in the kitchen with


said he plans toi his mother and
keep the grandmother,
m e n u he' didn't
affordable know until
for both the later in life
working that he want-
man and a ed to become
couple, or .. a chef and
family that ... own his own
wishes to eat out place. But after
for a reasonable price. working in other restau-
"I'm a working man myself," rants where the "little guy" like
he said. "I want to make my the dishwasher -and busboy -


food available to everyone. I
want the working man who just
wants to have a good meal to be
able to come in and afford some
good food. And I want a couple
to be able to come in and have'
some good food for $50 or lesg."


Lunch prices
will begin at
around $8 for
the lunch buf-
fets, which
includes an
all-you-can-
eat salad bar,
and a meat
and vegetable
buffet, which will feature a cou-
ple of meats, some vegetables
and bread. The price includes
soup and dessert as well. He
plans to include specials,
requested by locals such as ox
tails, chicken and.dumplings and
meatloaf, from time to time.


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were disrespected and their tul wnile maintaining its
input wasn't valued, Lane said Southern flair.
he began to realize his calling. The Quincy restaurant will not
He worked in several area .be his first endeavor into the
restaurants as a cook, but restaurant business. The new
learned the most when he. location will be
worked under the head chef at the second
t h e Phyllis' Cafe.
Governor's The first is
Club in located in
Tallahassee. Greensboro
He also and has been'
attended open five years.
K a i s e r Since he's no stranger to the
C o College, food industry, Lane knows the
where he hard work that is required. But
honed his he's willing to put forth the effort
culinary skills. because he said it's gratifying
"(At the Governor's Club), I and it's what he loves to do.
learned the subtleties of what "I think people are looking for
people want and what to look for real good food," he said. "It's a
to figure out what people want," hard, stressful job. But it feels so
he said, adding that he also good to help people."
learned a lot about how to. make. When asked why he named the
healthy food that is really flavor- restaurant for his wife, Lane


smiles.
"You know, my wife's never
even asked me that question," he
said. "But I named it for her
because for me, this restaurant is
something I
can cherish.
It's a gift and a
blessing. Just
like my wife.
This is my
baby. It's my
most precious
thing after her. If you put that
kind of dedication into it, you'll
get that kind of satisfaction"
back. And that warm and loving
feeling, like what I feel for my
wife, is what I want the cus-
tomers to feel when they come
to my place,"
And to help them get that "lov-
ing feeling," Lane said the
restaurant will be a family affair.
His wife will help out, along


with his parents, Tim and
Bernice Lane. His kids, now
grown, will also help out. The
couple's 22-year-old daughter,
Keshia, along with their 20-
year-old son, Rico, will help.
But the couple's oldest son, 24-
year-old Demetrius, will be
learning the trade and assisting
his dad.
The restaurant will also
employ another cook and two
servers.
Lane hopes that his passion for
food will be evident in the dish-
es he serves.
"Food changes every day.
What you can do with a tomato;
what you can do with chicken.
It's amazing to me. It's just
always changing and I'm always
learning. I've always had the
urge to give, but never thought it
would be through food. And
now I can fulfill my dreams," he


Presidential

candidate

opens office

in Quincy

Barack Obama Field
Coordinator Anu Joshi was in
Quincy last Wednesday for the
grand opening of the Obama
for President headquarters.
Monica Smart, at right, is the
local organizer and said the
office will be open daily and
staffed with volunteers. The
office is located on North
Madison Street, across from the
east entrance of the courthouse.


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Church news


* 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.
Sunday morning worship
services 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 Arnett Chapel
AME Church, located at
209 S. Duval St. ini Quincy.
This program will be host-
ed 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 a.m. on
the third Sunday of each
month. Church school
begins at 9:45 a.m. each
Sunday morning. A Bible
class is held at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday.,
* 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 a.m.,
followed 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 assis-
tance.
The male chorus will'
rehearse Thursday at 7
p.m. A pre-centennial
homecoming service will
be held Sunday morning at
11 a.m.
* New Evangel Temple
Church of God in Christ,
located 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 teach-
ing 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 choir rehearses at
7:30 p.m each Wednesday
evening after Bible study.
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.
* All Nations Praise and
Worship Ministries holds
Bible study each Tuesday
night at 7 p.m.
* 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 interdenomi-
national program that
includes scripture memo-
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rization, Bible study and
lots of fun and games.
Sign-up and registration
will held Aug. 24 from 5 to
7 p.m. AWANA meetings
will then be every Sunday
afternoon from 4:30 until 7
p.m. at the church.
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 fol-
lowing each Sunday at 10.
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 p.m. at
Deliverance Temple
Ministries, located at 5715
Hardaway Highway in
Chattahoochee. For more
information, 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 communi-
ty 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.
Antioch MB Church at
1003 W. Clark Street in
Quincy's womens ministry
will present "The Color
Purple." Rev. Brian Brown
will present the program
Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. For
more information, call 627-
7007.
Agape Christian
Fellowship holds weekly
services beginning with
Sunday School at 9 a.m.,
and worship at 10:30. A
community prayer time is
held each Monday and
Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Spiritual Starlettes
Gospel Singers will.host a
mid-year celebration pro-
grams Sept. 12-13 at New
Zion AME Church in
Quincy,.beginning each
night at 7 p.m. For more
information or directions,
contact Hattie Blackshear
at 875-2359; Gladys Britt
at 875-4046 or Belinda
George at 539-7609.
Power Ministries
COGIC will host an old-
fashioned day celebration
Aug. 31during its 11 a.m.
service. Dress as you
please and come prepared
to have a good old time in
the Lord including a feast
of spiritual food and then
down home cooking that
will simply bless you so.
The church will host a
men's ministry breakfast
Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. for men
of all ages.
The church is located at
915 Short St. in .
Chattahoochee, For more
information, call 545-6169,
591-0983 or 663-9444.
Shiloh Community MB
Church and Outreach
Center hosts Sunday
School each week at 10
a.m. with worship after-
ward at 11. A Wednesday
night service is held each


week at 7 p.m. The church
will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug.
21 at Holy Community. A
men's conference will be
held Aug. 30-31 at the out-
reach center. Ester Watson
will speak Saturday and
Ronald Reed will speak
Sunday.
The United Apostolic
Church of Jesus Christ
will hold youth revival
Aug. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.
Anglie Galloway will
speak, alohg with Cynthia
Gee. For more information,
call Julia Gammon at 856-
9269 or Linda Baker at
875-0056.
Zion Hope PB Church
in Gretna will host revival
Sept. 1- 5. Everyone is
invited.
Faith Corderstone
Church Ministry in
Malone will hold a three-
night youth revival Aug..
27-29, beginning at 7 p.m.
nightly. The revivalist will
be Virginia M. Smith. For
more information, call
Smith at 856-9056,
Ugreenal Ivey at 556-3090
or Latonia Blair at 284-
0417.
New Life Deliverance
Ministries Inc. will hold
revival Sept. 8-12, begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Jacquelyn Porter is the
speaker. The church is
located at 1133 W. Orange,
Ave. in Tallahassee. For
more information, call 574-
3400.
The Old Jerusalem
Missionary Baptist
Church family is getting
ready to celebrate family
and friends Aug. 31 at 11
a.m. For more informa-
tion, call Gary Gurley at
942-1649..
Bostick Temple will
hold a three-day tent
revival Aug. 27-29, begin-
ning nightly at 7 p.m.
Oak Grove AME will
hold a fifth Sunday coali-
tion Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m.,
which will include
Greenshade, Stewart
Temple and Union Chapel.
Gospel Consabre will
celebrate its 21st anniver-
sary Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at
Shiloh Pli Church. Rev.
Lawrence Scott will speak
Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Phoebe McGee
Missionaries of Greater
Tanner Chapel will hold a
clothing giveaway at the
church annex Aug. 30 at 9
a.m. Everyone is invited to
come and get what you
need.
Shiloh Community MB
Church will hold a men's
conference entitled,
"Building the Foundation
of Tomorrow with Non-
stop Love Today" Aug. 30
at 7 p.m. at the church. The
meeting will continue on
Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
with special speakers Alvin
Wright Jr. and the 50 Men
in Black on Sunday at 6
p.m.
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Battle, Pearlean

Pearlean Battle of Quincy died
Aug. 21,2008 in Quincy. Services
will be held Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at
Mt. Pilgrim PB Church. Burial is
in Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1-7
p.m. on Friday. Survivors include
a son, Cornelius Thomas (Lisa) of
Quincy; sister, Rose Jackson
(Charles) of Quincy; brother,
Fredrick Williams Jr. (Annette) or
Quincy; five grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.

SWilliams
Funeral
Home


John, Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson John, born March
10, 1920, died Aug. 19, 2008.
Funeral service Were held Aug. 21
at First Baptist Church in Quincy,
with interment at Piedmont
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be
made to First Baptist Church P.O.
Box 70 Quincy, FL 32353.
She is survived by her husband
of five years, Forrest John.
Johnson was a native of Gadsden
County and returned there in 1969
from Brunswick, Ga. She was a
member of the First Bapist Church
as well as the Eastern Star. She
taught Sunday School for the
church and helped cook for the
brotherhood and work with youth
groups.
Other survivors include three
children, Marvin W. Moore
(Debbie) of Winter Park, Marie
Tretter (Ray) of St. Louis, Mo.,
and Sandra M. Harper (Jerry) of
St. Louis, Ga.; daughter-in-law,
Norene Moore of Tallahassee;
grandchildren, Jennifer H. West of
St. Simons Island, Ga., Neil J.
Powell of St. Louis, Debra Lee of
Tallahassee and Terry Blanchard of
Tallahassee; niece, Bonnie Watson
of Pensacola; and several great-
grandchildren. Johnson was pre-
ceded in death by her son, Carroll
L. Moore, and two husbands,
Clayton Moore and Bob Freeman.

Grace, Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones "Nick" Grace Jr.,
affectionately known to many as
"Okey-Dokey," was
bornJune 7,1968 in
Quincy to Vallie
Jackson Grace and
the late Lewis Jones
Grace Sr. He was
called to be with the
Lord on Aug. 15, Grace
2008 in McLain, Miss.
He attended the public schools of
Gadsden County and was graduat-
ed from James A. Shanks High
School, Class of 1986. He fur-
thered his education and graduated
from Fort Lauderdale College with
a bachelor's degree in micro-com-
puters. Grace 'joined Williams
Earth Science Engineering Firm
where he became the top driller,
soil test engineer and was a crew
chief for 12 years.
A professional truck driver from
an early age, Grace founded and
became owner of L. P. Trucking
Company where he and Pamela
were successful in their endeavors
and expanded the company to
' International Shipping of Dallas,
Texas. He was employed prior to
his death with J. H. Walker
Trucking Company, Grand Prairie,
Texas for the past three years.
Grace was a man very devoted to
his wife, family and always did his
very best to excel in all of his
endeavors.
He was converted at an early age
under the leadership of Rev. Gus
Hill at St. Stephens PB Church in
Gretna,' and was a member of the
St. Luke Community Church in
Dallas, where he served faithfully
until his death. He was joined in.


holy matrimony to Pamela Waynet
Stanley and they were the parents
of three children and nine grand-
children. He was a loving and
devoted husband and "Pow-pa."
To mourn their loss and cherish
his precious memories, a loving
and devoted wife, Pamela Stanley
Graceof Dallas; mother, Vallie


Jackson Grace of Gretna; children,
Vashon, Shaundreika and
Channella; grandchildren, Tij,
Alyriah, Jadon, Tariq,Tajeria
(Monique), Jasmine, Jordon and
Tyler of Panama City; brother,
Sam Grace of Gretna;' sisters,
Mary L. Grace (Ernel) of Gretna
and Vallie C. Grace (Robert
Johnson) of Jacksonville; nieces,
Shakecha of Gretna, and Zallisicia,
Raven-and "Q". of Jacksonville;
nephews. Antonio L. Hall of
Gretna and Rashard Paige of
Jacksonville; great-nieces, Jakai
Sailor and Jakeria Greene of
Gretna; mother- and father-in-law,
Elouise and Ray Stanley Jr. of
Baton Rogue, .La.; grandmother
and father-in-law, Minnie and Ray
Stanley Sr. of Panama City; and a
host of nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles, cousins, other relatives and
friends.
Funeral services werenheld Aug.
24 at St. Stephen PB Church, with
burial at St. Paul Cemetery in
Gretna.

Madry
Funeral
Home



Russ, Mattie Lee

Mattie Lee Russ 87, of Quincy,
died Aug. 15, 2008 in Tallahassee.
Services were held Aug. 23 at
Williams Funeral Chapel, with
burial in Sunnyvale Cemetery.
Survivors include sisters, Emma
Sherman and Pearlie Russ, both of
Quincy.

Robinson, Latesha

Latesha D. Robinson, 25, of
Quincy, died Aug. 9 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. She was a
native of Gadsden County. A
graveside service was held Aug. 27
at Williams Cemetery, where she
was ,interred. She is survived by
her mother, Mabel B. Lifherd of
Quincy; father, John Robinson.Sr.
of Tampa; brothers, John Robinson
Jr. and Donterrious Young, both of
Quincy; sister, Stacy Robinson of
Quincy; grandmother, Florence
Robinson of Quincy; and seven
aunts and three uncles.


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Strickland, William

William "Don" Strickland, 75, of
Flat Creek, died on Aug. 24, 2008.
No services are planned. He was
born April 6, 1933 In Jacksonville.
He was employed with the state of
Florida's Public Service
Commission. Survivors include
his wife, Harriet Strickland of Flat
Creek Community; daughter,
Hadassah Strickland of
Tallahassee; son, Doug Strickland
of North Carolina; sister, Trish
SKramer (ED) of Yulee; brothers,
Kenneth Cole (Chris) of Yulee and
Greg Strickland of Jacksonville;
granddaughters, Sara Wainwright
and Breanna Hamrick, both of
Tallahassee, Ester Simpson (Ryan)
of Greensboro, N.C. and Rachel
Strickland of Stakesdale, N.C.;
grandson, Andrew Mosley of
Tallahassee; great-ganddaugher,
Kaylee Hamrick of Tallahassee;
great-grandson, Grayson Simpson
of Greensboro, N.C.; and good
friend,.Mike Gallo of Sycamore.



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Williams, Omia

Omia Williams 88, of Quincy,
died Aug. 18, 2008 in Tallahassee.
Services were held Aug. 23 at Mt.
Pilgrim PB Church, with burial at


Campground Cemetery. Survivors
include daughters, Mary Williams
of Quincy and Juanita Spencer of
Rivera Beach; four grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.

Williams
Funeral
Home


King, Curtis

Curtis King, 47, died of electro-
cution doing what he did best,
helping others, during Tropical
Storm Fay, Aug. 22,
2008. He was born
in Quincy, worked
at Talquin 'Electric-
Cooperative and
was a member of
Thomas Memorial
Baptist Church King
where he had served as a deacon.
He was vice president of the
Gadsden Horsemen's Association.
Visitation was held August 25
from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thomas
Memorial Baptist Church. Funeral
services were held Tuesday at 2
p.m. at the church with interment
at Hillcrest Cemetery. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Susan
Parramore King, and daughter
Kendall King of Quincy; brothers,
James Miller of Navarre and
Ronnie Miller of Opp, Ala.; sisters,
Linda Griffin of Navarre and Toni
Kay King of Albany, Ga.; special
niece, Samantha J. King; mother-
in-law, Martha D. Parramore; and
father-in-law, Billy Parramore
(wife Clemey), all of Quincy; and
other nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions, may be
made to the Adult 1 Sunday School
Class of Thomas Memorial Baptist
Church, 1001 W. Washington St.
Quincy, FL to assist in helping oth-
ers with special needs throughout
the community.

Charles
McClella i
Funeral Home


Wilsori, Reginald

Sgt. Reginald Wilson was born
July 13, 1947 in Gadsden County
and departed this life on Aug. 6,
2008 at Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcaie in Tallahassee. He was
the son of the late Hosie Dennis
Russ and Bernice Arline, and
reared by the late Bud and Katie
McCarthen of Chattahoochee. He
attended the public schools of
Gadsden County and was a 1965
graduate of Carter-Parramore
Academy. He served two years in
the U.S. Army and received the
National Defense Service Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal, Combat
Infantryman's Badge, Purple
Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal,
Sharpshopter (Rifle M-14) and
was honorably discharged as a ser-
geant in 1968. He taught basic cor-
rectional skills at Chipola Junior
College and was employed as
major with the Department of
Corrections in Liberty County. He
received the Lord as his personal
- Savior at an early ager. He served
faithfully as a member of
Friendship AME Church in many
capacities, including various
boards: Sunday School superin-
tendent, Sunday School teacher
and senior choir president. He was
a member of the Chattahoochee
Male Chorus, the Jackson County
Male Chorus and the Fellowship
Mass Choir.
Survivors include Carolyn Payne
Wilson of Chattahoochee; daugh-
ters,Angela Price of Chattahoochee
and Shannon Williams (Wiley) of
Quincy; son, Bobby Williams of Ft.
Lauderdale; brothers: Hosie Russ of
Chattahoochee, Dennis Russ
(Mattie) of Willingboro, NJ.,
James Wilson (Shirl), Andrew
Wilson (Chery) of Tampa nad Grant
Wilson Madry of Chattahoochee;,
sisters, Alice Normil of Tampa,
Annie Tells, Rosemary Chaney
(Henry), Tonya M. Davis (Marvin)
and Jackie Williams, all of
Columbus, Ga.; Elease Bunting of
Fayetteville, N.C. and Ruby Griffin
of Jacksonville; mother-in-law,
Tarvie 3ell Payne of
Chattahoochee; four sisters-in-law,
one brother-in-law, nine grandchil-
dren, nieces, nephews, and a host of


other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Aug. 11 at
Friendship AME Church, with bur-
ial with military honors at the
Bloomingfield Cemetery.

Madry,
Funeral
Home








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Abram Javon Barnes
Abram was born on Aug. 31, 2007 and is the son
of Shakelia Barnes. His maternal grandparents are
Reba (Arthur) Thomas of Quincy. and the late
Abraham (Gussle) Barnes of Chattahoochee. His
great-grandmother is Gertrude Barnes of
Gainesville. Javon will celebrate with a Sesame
Street party.


SLewis Wood Jr.
"L.J." will celebrate his first birthday Aug. 21. He
is the son of Shewanda Sanders and Lewis "Rock)y"
S, VWood. Maternal grandparents are Christine
Simmons, Charles Lee Sanders and the late
Dorethea Sanders. Paternal'grandparents are Henry
"Book" Wood and the late Annie Mae Nloye. L.J. is
the baby brother of Desmond. Desun.. Imani and
Breandrea. A luau is planned in his honor on
Saturday at his grandmother's house.


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
announcement. 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
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Knight, Harris to exchange vows


Mr. and Mrs. Willie
Knight of Quincy
announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage
of their daughter, Shala
Renae, to Douglas L.
Harris, sont of Rev. and
Mrs. Douglas M. Harris
of Quincy.
Knight is a 2007 gradu-
ate of Florida Agricultural
and Mechanical /
University and is
employed by Walgreen's
Inc.
Harris is a United States
Army veteran and served
in Iraqi Freedom. He is a
computer and Internet
specialist for AT&T
Communications.
The wedding will be '" '''
held Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. at. \
Greater TannerChapel
AME Church. Miss Knight, Mr. Harris



4-H-ers give of time,


energy to help fight ALS


This summer, in addition to
going on family vacations and
attending camp, a group of serv-.
ice-oriented young adults who
serve in their local 4-H clubs and
participate in state 4-H activities
throughout the nation's southeast-
ern region, as well as the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico, are rais-
ing funds to fight Lou Gehrig's
Disease for their local ALS
Association chapter.
Local beneficiaries of the
fundraising activities for the
Gainesville-based Florida 4-H
include Dunedin residents Bill and
Camille Motley.
A military veteran who served in
Vietnam, Motley, 59, has lived
with ALS since 2004 when he
noticed muscle twitches occurring
in his body. The former runner
and retired code enforcement offi-
cer for the city of Tarpon Springs
now acts as a community volun-
teer where he serves on a local
Americans with Disabilities Act
committee and an environmental
quality committee in addition to
participating in the ALS
Association Florida Chapter's
annual Walk to Defeat ALS M
that occurred this past April.
"I think that the younger that we
make the population aware of this
disease, the greater our chances
are of finding a cure," said Motley
about the 4-H events. "These
young people will grow up being
aware of this devastating disease
and who knows, maybe one of
them will be the scientist who dis-
covers the cure."
Youth members and adult volun-
teers from the state have joined
the "Developing Dollars for a
Cure" campaign. These 4-Hers are
coordinating car washes, auctions


and bake and arts and crafts sales
to help the association discover
better treatments and a cure for
people living with amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis, commonly
referred to as Lou Gehrig's
Disease. A progressive, neurode-
generative disease, ALS annually
affect 30,000 Americans, who
have a survival rate on average of
two to five years from the time of
diagnosis. "' '" *-
"The ALS Association has .
developed a worthy cause to sup-
port," said Reta Scott, past charter
president for the Florida 4-H
Volunteer Association. "Ralph
Meacham has touched the lives of
the volunteers he has encountered
in Florida 4-H. He has inspired
me and many others to join in the
efforts to raise awareness on Lou
Gehrig's Disease."
"Developing Dollars for a
Cure," spearheaded by the
Louisiana Chapter chapter, repre-
sents the first time 4-H has chosen
a service learning project for the
Southern Region 4-H Volunteer
Forum, a regional convention that
will be held Oct. 2-5 in Eatonton,
Ga., at the forum, 4-H delegation
representatives will present checks
to ALS Association chapters on
October 4.
Convention attendees will also
participate in the 90-minute ALS
"Walk for a Cure" fundraising
event to acknowledge that some-
one is diagnosed with ALS every
90 minutes.
"It's so wonderful to see young
people volunteering their time and
efforts to such an important
cause," noted Dara Alexander, the
chapter's president. "We can't
wait to see what the future brings
because of our new partnership


with the bright minds and com-
passionate hearts of Florida's
youth. The ALS Association
Florida Chapter is truly grateful
for their support."Gary A. Leo, the
president and CEO of The
Association, is expected to address
650 people at the forum in
October.
'The children and teenagers who
are participating in this programing
represent the best of the'be.t of '
their generation," Leo said. "Our
country will be in good hands if
they grow up to be among this
nation's leaders. Their parents
should be very proud of them as
we are at The ALS Association."
The campaign's goal is for each
participating state to engage their
4-H teams to raise a minimum of
$10,000 each by Oct. 4.
"Developing Dollars for a Cure"
honors Southern Region 4-H
Volunteer Forum photographer
Ralph Meacham, who is battling
ALS. Meacham, a resident of
Franklin, Tenn., has worked with
4-H since the days that he was a
member himself. He has also
received and is receiving services
from the association's Tennessee
chapter.
,"I am very humbled by what the
4-H volunteers across the
Southeast are doing for me and
ALS," Meacham said. "Once
again, it proves that 4-H people
think globally and act locally as
they help raise funds 'to fight Lou
Gehrig's Disease."
The association's Alabama,
Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Jim
"Catfish" Hunter, South Carolina,
Tennessee and Texas chapters also
are participating in "Developing
for Dollars for a Cure."


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The Quincy Music Theatre
Board of Directors will host a
fundraising event for the theater
on Sept. 13. The event will begin
at 6 p.m. and include hors d'oeu-
vres, a silent auction and a musi-
cal review of the past 25 years at
the theater. Tickets are on sale not
at www.qmtonline.com, or by
calling 875-9444. Ticket prices
are $40 for individuals and $75
for couples. The event is spon-
sored by Tri-Eagle Sales and the
Havana Herald.

The Tallahassee Symphony
Orchestra Chorus will hold audi-
tions Oct. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at
Trinity United Methodist Church
Chapel, during the first rehearsal.
All voice parts are needed,
resumes not required. The chorus
will perform on Dec. 13 at a 2:30
p.m. matinee and an 8 p.m.
evening performance of :Holiday
Magic!," under the direction of
Miriam Bums.
Guidelines for TSO chorus
members:
No singer may miss more than
two rehearsals during the entire
rehearsal period.
.Specified scores of the Vivaldi
-and Mendelssohn must be pur-
chased prior to the first rehearsal
on Oct. 5, available exclusively
at BEETHOVEN AND COMPA-
NY after Sept. 1.
. Persons who have not previ-
ously sung with the TSO Chorus
must attend an orientation meet-
ing/audition at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 (one
hour prior to the first full chorus
rehearsal).
The-first rehearsal is considered
an audition rehearsal for all : '
siAgers (new and previous mem-
bers). The chorus master:may add


or subtract voices from the roster
during and/or following this
rehearsal.

A free bio-energy workshop
will be held Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.
with lunch included at UF-IFAS
North Florida Research and
Education Center, located at 155
Research Rd. in Quincy. Call Ann
Bowens at 352-338-9516 or, *
Charles Conerly at 482-5888 for
-more information.

Tallahassee Community College
will be offering quick and afford-
able training for displaced and
under-employed workers in 10 in-
demand jobs, from medical cod-
ing to high-tech machine opera-
tion.
The Quick Job Training
Program is designed to address
those in TCC's service area who
are impacted by ongoing state
and local government budget
cuts, said John Chapin, vice presi-
dent for Economic and Workforce
Development.
"The intent is to provide oppor-
tunities for people being squeezed
out of their jobs and for incum-
bent employees who don't have
enough work," said Chapin.
"We're also putting this out there
because so many people are
unemployed or underemployed."
All the courses are affordable
and will be completed within 90
days. Many carry national certifi-
cation, and each person who
completes a course will be
offered the Ready to Work certifi-
cate program as part of the pack-
age.
Two of the courses, solar-ther-
mal hot-wateri heating technician
and photovoltaic solar energy


technician, start Aug. 25.
Medical transcription and medical
billing and coding are online
courses that begin whenever the
student is ready. CompTia A+
certification prep courses begin
online Aug. 20; Sept. 17 and
monthly thereafter. On Sept. 2,
courses start in HVAC helper,
electrician helper, plumber's
helper and CNC machining oper-
ator. The medical front office
online course begins Sept: 2.
Information sessions for inter-
ested students will be held Aug.
26 from 10 11:30 a.m. in Room
123 of the EWD building on .
TCC's main campus and Aug. 28
from 6 7:30 p.m. in EWD
Room 105.
All offerings may be viewed in
detail at
www.QuickJobTCC.com. Going
forward, more programs will be
added. For more information,
call 201-8760.
***
Performing Arts Camps-Shrek
3; Ratatouille; Bee Movie; '*
Cinderella; Enchanted; Alvin &
the Chipmunks
Campers take classes in dance,
music, drama and art to prepare
for an end-of-week performance
for each camp week. Camps run
the weeks of June 9-13; June 16-
20; June 23-27;July 7-11; July
21-25; July 28-Aug.1. See listing
of'camps for their respective
weeks. $150 per week. 510-7888.
***
"Heart Galleries" features pho-
tos of children available for adop-
tion across the state that show the
power of photography to tell a
child's story. Through Sept. 15.
$6 adults, $3.50 students and mil-
itary (with ID)/ages 3-17 and


60+-, free for ASTC/Brogan
Museum Members/children 2 and
under/4-5 p.m. daily. Hours: 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Sun. Details: 513-0700.

Coastal landscape and still-life
paintings, scenic and nature fine
art photography, portrait and
modeling photography, abstract
paintings and more. Through
Dec. 29, Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-6
p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.
Details: 402-0073 or www.simpl-
yartistic.net.

"Travels to Africa: Destination
Morocco & More"
Art, music, photographs and
film about Africa. Through Aug.
30. Free. Call for hours. Details:
224-0372.

Annual Art Faculty Exhibit
Works by Barbara Aleene
Edwards, Julie Baroody, Ljiljana
Obradovic-Edmiston, Ed Toner,
Dominick Gheesling and John
Richey. Through Sept. 18. Free.
Public reception, 6:30-8 p.m.
Aug. 28. Permanent collection in
the Ralph Hurst Gallery. Hours:
Noon-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Details:
201-8713.

The 23rd Tallahassee
International features' artists from
the continental United States
present an unexpected take on
pop culture, art and global issues
in an eclectic assembly of media.
Juried by Joe Sanders and Allys
Palladino-Craig. Through Oct. 5.
Free. Reception, 5-8 p.m. Aug.
29. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-
Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Closed'
Labor Day. Details: 644-6836n


Demarrius S. Price graduated from Embry-Riddle Areonautical
University on May 5, 2008, but fulfilled his academic requirements
this August. Price received a master of science, degree in air traffic
management with a minor in air traffic safety. He is the son of Carol
Jean and James Price II. His maternal grandparents are the late Sam
and Lucy Mae Sanders, and his maternal grandparents are Ellis and
Geraldine Rice. Price is an alumni of Florida State University
* where he received his bachelor's degree in computer science. His
future plans entail becoming an air traffic controller.
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.Scholarship fundraiser to be held Aug. 30


The Mack Lee Hill Scholarship
Fund will host its second annual
banquet Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the
New Bethel Fellowship Hall on
Highway 90 East.
The proceeds from the banquet
will help provide scholarships
annually to two deserving
teenagers from area high schools
that best exemplify the spirit of the
late Mack Lee Hill, a giant heart
and competitive attitude.
Tickets are on sale from mem-


bers and can be purchased at the
door. The ticket prices are $15 for
single or $25 for two. Dinner will
be provided.
The guest speaker for the banquet
will be retired long-time educator
and coach Charleston Holt.
For further details about the
organization or about tickets, con-
tact Marzell Hill at 559-0845 or
Tomicenia Butler at 627-2388. If
you cannot attend the banquet and
would still like to contribute you


may do so by making your mone-
tary contributions payable to:
Capital City Bank, C/O Mack Lee
Hill Scholarship Fund, 4 E.
Washington St., Quincy, FL
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It's springtime now, and what do you see in the spring?
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Sherbet Watermelon.
The perfect dessert for a back yard cookout!

Get Ready...
* Two quarts of lime sherbet, softened
* Two quarts of raspberry sherbet, softened
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until 3/4" thick. Place in refrigerator and let harden.
When lime sherbet is set, remove raspberry sherbet
from freezer and let soften. Mix raspberry sherbet
and chocolate chips together. Remove bowl from
freezer. Spoon raspberry mixture into center of rind.
Return bowl to freezer and freeze for 1-1/2 hours.
Unmold and remove plastic wrap. To serve, slice
like you would a watermelon.





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3. 3-time heavyweight boxing
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4. Wimbledon 5-time champion
5.7-time U.S. Auto Club champion
6. Boston Celtic forward, scored over
26,000 points
7. Chicago Bears running back, made
the most yards in NFL history
8. 4-time Indy 500 winner
9. Outstanding home run leader
10. Had longest hitting streak in
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* One white cap
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* One pair of white slip-on deck shoes
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* 2-1/2 yards of dark-green Krinkle ribbon
* 1-1/2 yards of lime-green Krinkle ribbon
* Sixty-one 1 /2"-long, black, oblong beads
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Make the shirt. Insert shirt board inside tank
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inch length from dark-green ribbon. See photo.
Position ribbon in a half-moon shape on shirt and
glue down. Following curve of rind, cut and glue a
piece of light-green ribbon inside of first so that
ends are even. Fill remaining area of slice with red
ribbon. Make four other slices in the same way. For
seeds, glue five beads randomly in red area of
slices. Glue nine beads randomly on shirt. Let dry.

2 Make hat and shoes. For shoes, measure and
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slight angle. Fill in remaining slice area in the same
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GADSDEN COUNTY,
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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 t6 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
Apalachee 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,
2008.

The Honorable Nicholas
Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

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


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Required qualifications include 18
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Education. Apply with Aide Perez
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1292 Greensboro Hwy, Quincy, FL
32351. RCMA is an. Equal
Opportunity Employer.


IN THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.
08001086CAA

PEOPLE SOUTH BANK,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

SYLVIA A. BRADLEY
and All of the heirs-at-law
and Beneficiaries of
Eugene Payne,
deceased,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: SYLVIA A.
BRADLEY and All of the
Heirs-at-law and
Beneficiaries of Eugene
Payne, deceased.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclo-
sure a mortgage on. the
following property in
Gadsden County,
Florida:

A parcel of land lying in
the Southeast one-quar-
ter of the Southwest one-
quarter of Section 3;
Township 3 North,
Range 6 West, Gadsden
County, Florida and
being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at an iron
pipe (found) known as
marking the Northwest
Corner of said Southeast
one-quarter of the
Southwest one-quarter
and run: thence South
along the Western
boundary of said
Southeast one quarter of
the Southwest one-quar-
ter a distance of 210.00
feet to a concrete monu-
ment (RLS #3031) mark-
ing the'Northwest Comer
of a tract of land as
described in Official
Records Book 108, Page
542 of the Public
Records of said county;
thence East 250.00 feet
to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; from said POINT
OF BEGINNING thence
continue East 170.00
feet to the Northeast
Corner of said lands;
thence South 210.00 feet
to the Southeast Corner
of said lands; thence
West 170.00 feet; thence
210.00 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING.
Containing 0.82 acres,
more or less;
has been filed against
you and you are required
to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, t
it on Frank A. Baker,
plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 4431
Lafayette Street,
Marianna, Florida
32446, on or before
September 20, 2008,
and file the original with
the clerk of this court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will
be entered against you
for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
DATED this 11 day of
August, 2008.


HON. NICHOL
THOMAS
As Clerk of the Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
As Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28-08


AS


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. 389
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

DB 106 P 538 THE W 35
FT OF LOT 7, BLK E.
CARVER HTS.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2353N2W03200000E00
71

Name in which
assessed: TOMMIE
HARRISON AND WIFE
LOUISE HARRISON

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 qtt, the
courthouse door on the
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18th day of
August, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that FAYE
PARKER 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. 14
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 473 P 1005 OR 424
P 1015 1,019 COMM
AT NEC OF LOT 68
EDWARDS ADD'N TO
CHATT., S 00* 10' 45" E
,149.50 FT TO BEGIN,
CONT S 00* 10'45" E
139.50 FT TO N/LY
R/WAY OF PRESTON
ST, S 89* 13'49" E
100.62 FT, N 00* 10'39"
W 138.67 FT, N 88* 45'
21" W 100.64 FT. TO
THE P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
1334N6W00000013413
00


Name in which
assessed: HEIRS OF
POLLIE 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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


Plumber

Tallahassee, Memorial HealthCare
has a job opportunity for a Plumber.
Must have TCity or County
Journeyman's License. Minimum 2-5
years plumbing exp. Full time with
benefits including health and retire-
ment. Practice your trade in an excel-
lent working environment. Hours 7
am to 3:30 pm. Apply\ at
www.tmh.org or apply at Human
Resources, 1207 TMH Court,
Tallahassee. Phone 431-5795
Drug Free Workplace/EOE
M/F/V/D'


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18


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. 449
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 482 P 364. OR 424
P 1812; PARCEL II:
COMMENCE AT THE..
SEC OF THE SW .25 OF
THE SE .25 OF SEC-
TION 18-3N-3W AND
RUN N 89 DEG 44'15"
W 798.00 F T TO
BEGIN: THENCE N 01
DEG 15'09" W 251.22
FT; S 49 DEG 21'02" E
115.80 FT; S 25 DEG
06'47" WEST 194.07 FT
TO THE P.O.B.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2183N3W00000043316
00

Name in which
assessed: LINDA
WOODS, DEMARIEL
WOODS & BRITTANY
WOODS

. 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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THQMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/4,9/11,9/18-08


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. 498
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 360 P 1609. LOT 5,
BLK M, PINE HILLS
SUBDV.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2343N3W04000000M00
50

Name ifi which
assessed: JUNIOR LEE
AND ESSIE MAE
GREEN


Said Property being in
the County of Gadsden,
State of Fldrida. 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
1st of OCTOBER, 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
.GIVEN, that GADSDEN
COUNTY the holder of
the following cerilicale
has liled said cernficate
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. 501
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 168 P 628 COMM AT
NWC, RUN E 210 FT TO
P.O.B. RUN E.. 1110 FT
TO NEC OF NW .25, OF
NW .25., S 825 FT, W
1110 FT, N 135 FT, W
210 FT, N'270 FT, E 210
FT, N 420 FT TO P.O.B.
LESS PARTS SOLD,
BEING IN SECTION 2-
3N-4W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2023N4W00000022100
00

Name in which
assessed: NORMAN W.
AND CHARLES L.
MCMILLAN

*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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008 ,

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


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. 684
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000


Church Caretaker Position

First Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church
has a Caretaker Position available that
includes responsibilities for janitorial, yard.
and housekeeping, duties. Contact church
secretary, Mrs. Brown at 386-6567 if you
are interested in applying for the position.

Salary: ,s600/monthly.

Deadline: September 4, 2008.


A.T.V. For Sale


$4,000

539-8781 or 509-4291

q*MM


DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 418 P 1449 THRU
1459 PRCL 7: A PART
OF THE FLORA DORA
TRACT PER OR 418 P
1452

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2363N4W00000013203
00

Name in which
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-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.mn.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk'of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


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. 724
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 243 P 654, LOT 7
BLK 1, DOLAN STA-
TION PLAT, MORE PAR-
TIC U LA R LY
DESCRIBED AS COMM.
WHERE N. LINE OF SE
.25 OF SE .25 INTER-
SECTS E R/W OF AN
RR RUN S 190 FT
ALONG RR, E 100 FT.
TO BEGIN, RUN N. 150
FT., E 50 FT., S 150 FT.,
W 50 FT. TO P.O.B. OR
281 P 952.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2213N5W04400000100
51

Name in which
assessed: R.G. HUNT

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
1ST of OCTOBER 2Q08,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08



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. 727
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000 .


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


DB 84 P 305 LOT 1,
BLOCK 7 IN DOLAN
STATION, OR 364 P 395'

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2213N5W04400000700
10

Name in which
.assessed: HEIRS OF
LOUIS WHITFIELD, SR

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
1ST OF OCTOBER,
2008, at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson,
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


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. 779
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 433 P 1193, OR 100
P 554. LOT 11, BLK A,
RODDENBERRY ADDI-
TION

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2033N6W05110000A01
10

Name in which
assessed: BILLY PITTS

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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk


8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08

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. 788
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

DB YYY P 439 LOT 13
OF J.M. FLOYD SUBDI-
VISION


PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2043N6W000000422030
0

Name in which
assessed: WALTER
BARNES, ET AL

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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


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. 792
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 345 P 640. LOT
NUMBER. 2 OF A CER-
TAIN PORTION OF
LAND BEING IN THE
COUNTY AND STATE
AFORESAID AND
BEING A PORTION OF
THE S .50 OF A CER-
TAIN ACRE
DESCRIBED IN DB HH
P 480 AND BEING 50 FT
E & W BY 105 FT N & S.
IN SECTION 4-3N-6W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2043N6W000000422150
0

Name in which
assessed: MARY ALICE
HOFFMAN & HENRY
EDWARD JACKSON,
JR.

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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS


Clerk, of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08




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
thp names in which it
was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 987
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:


OR 350 P 64 BEGIN
AT THE NWC OF THE
NE .25 OF THE NE .25
OF THE SW..25, RUN S
.380 FT., W 165 FT, N
380 FT, E 165 FT TO
THE P.O.B. IN SEC-
TION 14-2N-2W


PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3142N2W000000312700
0

-Name in which
assessed: SHERRY
DAVIS 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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION,FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that Mercury 1,
LLC (Gulf Group
Holdings, LLC) the hold-
er of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
of issuance, the descrip-
tion of'the property, and
the name in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1025
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2005


DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 467 P 262. THE
NORTH .50 OF THE
FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPER-
TY: COMM ATTHE NEC
OF SECT 20, RUN S 0
DEG 10 MIN 44 SEC W
1239.4 FT ALONG THE
E BNDRY OF SECT 20
TO A PT, N 86 DEG 53
MIN 14 SEC W 1587.37
FT TO THE P.O.B., S
1100.6 FT TO A PT IN
THE CENTER OF A
PROPOSED 60 FT RD,
N 86 DEG 53 MIN 14
SEC W 396.37 FT
ALONG SAID RD TO A
PT, N 1100.6 FT TO A
PT, S 86 DEG 53 MIN 14
SEC E. 396.37 FT TO'
THE POB. IN SECTION


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PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3202N2W00000013102
00

Name in which
assessed: KELLY C
THOMPSON

Said Property being in
the County of.Gadsden,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be
redeemed according .to
law, the property
described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the
3rd of SEPTEMBER,
2008,.at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 11TH day of
AUGUST, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28-08



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
1564 YEAR
ISSUANCE: 2001

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:


OR 345 P 605. COMM
AT THE NEC OF NW.25
OF THE SE .25 OF
SECT 15-2N-4W, AND
RUN W 336 FT TO
BEGIN: THENCE W 108
FT; S 330 FT; E 108 FT;
N 330 FTTO THE P.O.B.
LESS ANY RD R/W.
LESS PART PER OR
394 P 1764 & LESS OR
416 P 1487.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3152N4W00000042120
00

Name in which
assessed: JAMES E
ANDERSON, ETAL

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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.


Dated this 18TH day of
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
' Gadsden County, Florida


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08



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.
1597 YEAR OF
ISSUANCE: 2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 319 P 2013. THE N
.50 OF THE S .50 OF
THE NE .50 OF NE .50,
LESS PART SOLD, IN
SECTION 25-2N-4W

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
3252N4W000000113020
0 .

Name in which
assessed: MARVIS
WILLIAMS, DIANE
HOPKINS, HAZEL MER-
RITT & MERTIS SCOTT


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
1ST of OCTOBER 2008,
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH DAY OF
AUGUST, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


BY: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04,9/11,9/18-08


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

LEX C. THOMPSON,
Plaintiff, ;


3 BR / 1 BA House for Rent

$695.00/mo.
Section 8 Accepted

S 322-7466
2. You are pre-appoe o


Vs.

LARRY D.
DANIELS,FORD
MOTOR CREDIT COM-
PANY, and UNKNOWN
TENANTS
Defendants,

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LARRY D. DANIELS

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a cpmplaint for
Foreclosure and
Replevin on the following
property in Gadsden
County, Florida:
Lot 16, 17 and 18 Block
"A", MIDWAY FOREST
PHASE. I and II, as per
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 61, of the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida. Together
with that certain 1998,
Doublewide "STOUT"
mobile home serial num-
bers DSDAL22087A and
DSDAL22087B
has been filed against
you and others, and if
you are required to serve
a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
DANIEL E. MANAUSA,
ESQUIRE, SMITH,
THOMPSON, SHAW &
MANAUSA, P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attorneys, 3520
Thomasville Road, 4th
Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-
cation date of this notice
of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of
this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's
attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this 11 day
August, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas '
Clerk of Court


LARRY. D.- DANIELS,
FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY,. ... rand
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LARRY D. DANIELS

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

Lot 6, Block "E", MID-
WAY FOREST Phase V,
as per map or plat there-
of as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 79, of the
Public of the Public
Records of Gadsden
County, Florida.

has been filed against
you and others, and you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
DANIEL E. .MANAUSA,
ESQUIRE, SMITH,
THOMPSON. SHAW &
MANAUSA, P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attorneys, 3520
Thomasville Road, 4th
Floor, Tallahassee,,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days from the first publi-
cation date of this notice
of action, and file the
original with Clerk of this
Circuit either service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or
immediately thereafter,
otherwise, a default will
be entered against you
,for the relief demanded
in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED this 19 day
August, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Tumer
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/4-Q8


(SEAL)


By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28-08.


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN THE SSEC-
OND JUDICIAL IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA CASE NO.
08-899-CAA

LEX C. THOMPSON AS
TRUSTEE OF THE LEX
C. THOMPSON IRA
TRUST,
Plaintiff,

Vs.


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

CAROL ANNE THOMP-
SON,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LARRY D. DANIELS,
FORD MOTOR CREDIT
COMPANY, and
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION


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TO: LARRY D. DANIELS

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that a complaint for
Foreclosure and
Replevin on the following
property in Gadsden,
FlIbida:

Lot 2,*Block "D", MID-
WAY FOREST Phase I &
II, as per map or plot
thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 61, of
the Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida. Together with
that certain 1996,
Doublewide mobile
home serial number
050278A and 042078B
has been filed against
you and others, and you
are required to serve a
copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
DANIEL E. MANAUSA,
ESQUIRE SMITH,
THOMPSON, SHAW &
MANAUSA, P.A.,
Plaintiffs' attomeys, 3520
Thomasville Road, 4th
Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no
more than thirty (30)
days form the first publi-
cation date of this notice
of action and file the orig-
inal with 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 19 day
August, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Tuner
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/4-08,


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUT-
iNY CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 0003349
CA

CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.
Plaintiff,

Vs.

UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D E VIS EES ,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS,
TRUSTEES OF
STEPHEN DARGAN,
JR. DECEASED;
STEPHEN DARGAN, III,
HEIR; CAROLYN
MARIE DARGAN-DON-
ALDSON, HEIRS;
ANGEL PRINLEY A/K/A
ANGELA PRINGLEY,
HEIR; GISELDA PRING-


LEY, HEIR; WILBUR
DEMARCUS PRING-
LEY, HEIR; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF-
DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D E V I SE E S ,
GRANTEES ,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; STATE
OF FLORIDA;
WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN.
TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT
#2;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause,
in the. Circuit Court of
Gadsden County,
Florida, I will sell the
property, situate in
'Gadsden County,
Florida, described as:

LOT 4, BLOCK 4,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT OF
SPRINGSIDE ADDI-
TION TO QUINCY, PRE-
PARED BY PIERCE
MCDONALD FROM A
SURVEY THEREOF BY
HIM, THE SAME BEING
A PART OF THE SOUTH
.50 OF SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 102, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, SAID LOT BEING
LOCATED APPROXI-
MATELY 50 FEET
NORTH OF THAT CER-
TAIN SPRING KNOWN
AS SPRINGSIDE
SPRING AND/OR MIL-
LION DOLLAR SPRING.
A/K/A
903 W. 7TH ST. QUIN-
CY, FL 32351
at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder,
for cash, South front
door Gadsden County,
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street Quincy,
Florida 32351 at 11:00
AM, on September 18,
2008.
DATED THIS 20th DAY
OF August, 2008.


Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus
from .the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of
the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Witness, my hand and
seal of this court on the
20th day of August,
2008.

Nicholas Thomas,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT

(SEAL)


GADSDEN

4 ACRES

BLACK TOPPED ROAD

s39,900


LOW DOWN-OWNER FINANCING

1-941-778-7980/7565

1-941-778-7565 OR 778-7980



House for Sale

5 BR, 3.5 BA House on 4.5 Acres.
1334 Old. Philadelphia Church Rd.
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Two master suites
s335,900
Jenny V. Nimer, Realtor
Keller Williams
850-445-2100



2 BR Apartment for rent.

$450/mo.

875/3051


the Lis P
.qH iml


By: Pam K. Carter a 0 .,
Deputy Clerk days after
8/28,9/04-08 WTNES
In accordance with the WITNE
America with Disabilities and the,
Act of 1990, persons on Augu
needing a special Nicholas
accommodation to par- Nlrko s
ticipate in this proceed- rk of'
ing should contact the (SEAL)
ASA Coordinator no later (SEAL)
than seven (7) days prior By: Pam
to the proceedings. If Deputy
hearing impaired, please 8eputy/2
call- (800) ,955-977-1 9 '
(TDDE). or (800) 955-'
8770 (voice), via Florida"
Relay Service. IN TL


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 20-2008-CA-
000355

DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FRIED-
MAN, BILLINGS, RAM-
SEY GROUP, INC.
(FBR) SECURITIZA-
TION-FBRSI 2005-5,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LEONARD DESHAZIER,
et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS ,HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure
dated August 19, 2008
* and entered in Case No.
20-2008-CA-000355 of
the Circuit Court of the
SECOND Judicial Circuit
'in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida wherein
DEUTSCHE' BANK
NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FRIED-
MAN, BILLINGS, RAM-
SEY GROUP, INC.
(FBR) SECURITIZA-
TION NAME-FBRSI
2005-5, is the Plaintiff
and LEONARD DES-
HAZIER; TENANT #1
N/K/A JAISY BILLIONS
are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash .at
SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF
THE GADSDEN COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE/ at
11:00AM, on the 25th
day of September, 2008,
the following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

LOT 8, BLOCK "A", Q'S
PARK, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 171,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA A/K/A 508
THOMAS STREET,
QUINCY, FL 32351

Any person claiming an
interest In the surplus
from the sale, if any,
other than the property
owner as of the date of


endens must file
within sixty (60)
er the sale.

SS MY HAND
seal of this Court
st 20, 2008.

Thomas
the Circuit Court



K. Carter
Clerk
4-08


I-Ir- t"I /^ I iT


I1l1 I I I.. ,IN VUII
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-
901-CAA

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

Vs:

ALVIN G. DUPONT,
Defendant.


NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: ALVIN G. DUPONT
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action for Quiet
Title has been filed
against. you, regarding
the property described
as follows:

COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF LOT NUMBER ONE
HUNDRED SEVENTY-
SEVEN (177) ON AND
ACCORDING TO THE
ORIGINAL MAP 'OR
PLAT OF THE TOWN
OF QUINCY, AND
THENCE RUN SOUTH
ALONG THE WEST
SIDE OF ADAMS
STREET EXTENDED
ONE HUNDRED (100)
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING;
THENCE FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN WEST TWO HUN-
DRED FORTY (240)
FEET, THENCE SOUTH
ONE HUNDRED (100)
FEET, THENCE EAST
ONE HUNDRED
FORTY-FIVE (145)
FEET TO THE WARE-
HOUSE KNOWN AS
JULIAN HOWARD
WAREHOUSE,
THENCE EASTERLY
ALONG SAID WARE-
HOUSE NINETY-FIVE
(95) FEET TO THE
WESTERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF ADAM STREET
EXTENDED, THENCE
NORTH EIGHTY (80)
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
SAID LOT OF LAND
BEING A PART OF THE
NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF
SECTION SEVEN (7),
TOWNSHIP TWO (2)
NORTH, RANGE
THREE (3) WEST, SITU-
ATE, LYING AND BEING
IN THE 'CITY OF QUIN-
CY, COUNTY OF GADS-
DEN AND STATE OF
FLORIDA.
Gadsden County Parcel
ID No. 3-07-2N-3W-


0000-00312-0300
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 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 11 day
August, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of Courts

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28,9/4,9/11-08



IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUlT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN CbOUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION CASE NO.:
08-66CPA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CHARLEY Y. FAISON,
JR.
Deceased.


NOTICE TO
TORS


CREDI-


The administration of the
estate of CHARLIE FAI-
SON, deceased CASE
NO.06662PA is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Gadsden County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
Post Office Box 1649
Quincy, Florida 32351.
The. name and address
of the personal represen-
tative and the personal
representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or
demands against the
decedent estate, includ-
ing un-matured, contin-
gent or un-liquidated
claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served
must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF
THIS 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 having claims or
demands against the
decedent's estate includ-
ing un-matured, contin-
gent, or un-liquidated
claims must first file their
claims with this court



CONT'D B 8


- I











B 8 The Gadsden County Times August 28,2008


FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is August
18, 2008.

PERSONAL REPRESEN-
TATIVE:
Stephanie Faison
270 Earnest Barkley Street
Gretna, FL 32332
850-509-1017

Sherrie J. Bames
2629 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32601
Phone: 850-671-3880
Fax: 850-671-3887
8/21,8/28-08


LEGAL NOTICE
Gadsden Mini Storage will
be having a Sale on the fol-
lowing units, September 3,
2008, for non-payment of
Rent. Byron Campbell, 0-
552; Patsy Dixon, M-477;
Kelvin H. Jackson, 0-478;
Sallie Jefferson, H-244;.
Gloria McMillan, F-143;
Catherine Proctor, A-034;
Calvin Ray, H-254, H-256;
Sheronica Roberts, L-425;.
Ann Sherman, N-527;
Jamila Simmons, 'A-021;
Nicole Renee Smith, P-611;
Ruby Smith, P-633; Chris
Wood, K-305.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-
902-CAA

WALDORF ENTERPRISES
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
INC.,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

WILLIE GLOVER, JR.,
CAROLYN B.. GLOVER,
ELLA JACKSON, .B.T.
FLOWERS TAX AND BUSI-
NESS CONSULTANTS,
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 prop-
erty described as follows:
BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION
15, TOWNSHIP 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 CONVEYED
TO STATE ROAD DEPART-
MENT AS PER DEED
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
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 requjied to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
DANIEL E. MANAUSA,
ESQUIRE, SMITH, THOMP-
SON, SHAW and MANUSA,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorneys,
3520 Thomasville Road, 4th
floor, Taliahassee, Florida
32309-3469, no more than
thirty (30) days from the first
publication 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; oth-
erwise, 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 Tumer
Deputy Clerk
8/7,8/14,8/21,8/24-08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.: 07-
001628CAA

THE BANK OF NEW YORK,
AS TRUSTEE, PURSUANT
TO THE TERMS OF THAT
CERTAIN POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF AUGUST 1,
1999, RELATED TO MET-
ROPOLITAN ASSET FUND-
ING, INC., II MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
ACTES, SERIES 1999-B,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

GLORIA MATHEWS;
HOWARD MATHEWS; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, 'AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE.
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE,- WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES


MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
PRIME ACCEPTANCE
CORP.; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1 IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2 IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 12, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 07-
001628CAA, of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial
Circuit in and fro GADSDEN
County, Florida. THE BANK
OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE, PURSUANT TO
THE TERMS OP THAT
CERTAIN POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF AUGUST 1,
1999, RELATED TO MET-
ROPOLITAN ASSET FUND-
ING, INC., II MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES,' SERIES 1999-B,
SERIES 1999-B,, is Plaintiff
and GLORIA MATHEWS;
HOWARD MATHEWS;
PRIME ACCEPTANCE
CORP.; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1 IN POSSESSION
OF THE, SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY N/K/A TIERRE3
MATHEWS are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the
SOUTH DOOR of the
GADSDEN County
Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson,
Quincy, FL 32351,, at 11:00
a.m., on the 16th day of
September 2008, the follow-
ing described property as
set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
BEGIN AT A POINT 143
FEET EAST OF THE SW
CORNER OF THE SW .25
OF THE NE .25 OF SEC-
TON 15, AND THENCE
RUN EAST 60 FEET,
THENCE RUN NORTH 100
FEET; THENCE RUN WEST
60 FEET, THENCE RUN
SOUTH 100 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
SAID PROPERTY LYING
AND BEING IN SECTIONS,
15, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 4 WEST.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act; if you are-a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provision of
certain assistance. Please
contact the -Court
Administration at 10 E. JEF-
FERSON STREET, ROOM
108, QUINCY, FL 32351.
Phone No. 850-875-8621
within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice or
pleading.
DATED this 14th day of
August, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

(SEAL)

BY: PAM K. CARTER
AS DEPUTY CLERK
8/21,8/28-08
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-001549CAA

TAYLOR, BEAM AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,

Vs.

MARY MEEKS, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE

NOTICE IS ,HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated August
19, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 07-001549CAA of
the Circuit Court of the SEC-
OND Judicial Circuit in and
for GADSDEN County,
Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAM AND .WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, is the Plaintiff and
MARY MEEKS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARY MEEKS N/K/A
TERRY MEEKS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at SOUTHSIDE
STEPS OF THE GADSDEN
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
10 East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351 at
11:00AM, on the 18th day of
September, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment:'

BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF HE SE
.25 OF THE SE .25 OF


SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 6 WEST,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA; FROM SAID
POINT RUN NORTH 417.50
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN EAST 417.50 FEET,
THEN RUN NORTH 417.50
FEET, THEN RUN WEST
417.50 FEET, THEN RUN
SOUTH 417.50 FEET TO
THE POINT IF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON,
SERIAL NUMBER
GAFL634A80051SH21 &
GAFL634B80051SH21.
A/K/A 1775 ASPALAGA
.ROAD, QUINCY, FL 32351.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty,
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
seal of the Court on August
20, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Cdurt

(Seal)

By: lam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04-08


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUNTY
CASE # 07 001111 CA

Washington Mutual Bank,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

Estate of Truddie K. Moten
Deceased (DOD 11/3/2006);
Unknown Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, Assignees,
Creditors, Lienors and
Trustees of Truddie K.
Moten, Deceased, and all
other Persons Claiming By,
Through, Under and Against
the, Named Defendant(s);
William Wesley Knight, JR.;
Willie. M. Knight; Mark
Eugene Moten; Evelyna
Mobley; Katherine Giddens;
Ellease McClendon; Sylvia
M. Grice; Gadsden County;
Unknown Parties in
Possession #1; Unknown
Parties in Possession #2; If
living, and all Unknown
Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above
named Defendant(s) who
.are not known 6 'be dead or
alive, '' whether said
Unki'6wn Parties may claim
an interest as. Spouse,
Heirs, -Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order
of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August
19, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 07 001111 CA of
the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit in
and for Gadsden County,
Florida, wherein Washington
Mutual Bank, Plaintiff and
Estate of Truddie K. Moten
Deceased (DOD 11/3/2006);
Unknown Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, Assignees,
Creditors, Lienors and
, Trustees of Truddie K.
Moten, Deceased, and all
other Persons Claiming By,
Through, Under and Against
the Named Defendant(s);
are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash, AT THE SOUTH
SIDE OF THE COURT-
HOUSE LOCATED AT 10
EAST JEFFERSON
STREET,, QUINCY, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. on
September 23, 2008 the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 6, BLOCK "A", MAG-
NOLIA FOREST, PHASE 1,
SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORpED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 123, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY'
OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHO
NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO
PARTICIPATE IN- THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE 10 EAST
JEFFERSON STREET,
QUINCY, FL 32351 WITHIN
2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771.
DATED at QUINCY, Florida,
This 21 day of August, 2008.


NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
DEPUTY CLERK
8/28,9/04-08



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08000942CAA

GREEN TREE SERVICING,
LLC, F/K/A GREEN TREE
FINANCIAL SERVICING
CORP. 1400 Turbine Drive,
Suite 200, Rapid City, SD
57703,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

HEATH C. NICHOLS and
SUZANNE NICHOLS,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: SUZANNE NICHOLS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
civil action has been filed
against you in'the Circuit
Court, County of Gadsden,
State of Florida, to foreclo-
sure certain real property
described as follows:
LOT 35, BLOCK "B", QUAIL
RIDGE, PHASE 11 &
PHASE III AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
69 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 1998 JACOBSEN
MFG. HOMES, CL3, 28X48
MOBILE HOME, VIN #
JACFL1i8991AB.
You are required to file a
written response with the
Court and serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on Timothy D. Padgett,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 2810 Remington
Green Circle, Suite A,
Tallahassee, Florida 32308,
at least (30) days from the
date of the first publication,
and file the original with the
clerk of, this court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Dated this 5 day of August,
2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF COURT

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28-08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
* GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO.
08000411CAA.

THE BANK OF NEW YORK,-
AS TRUSTEE FOR EQUITY
ONE, INC.-
MORTGAGE/PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATE
SERIES #2006-B
Plaintiff,

Vs.

WILLIAM TIMOTHY ORR
* a/k/a WILLIAM ORR and
PAMELA ORR; and all
unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or against
the herein named
Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown par-
ties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TEN-
ANT #2, the parties intended
to account for the person or
persons in possession;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated August 12, 2008, in
this case, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in GADSDEN
County, Florida, described
as:

LOT 17, BLOCK "C", HILL-
TOP, PHASE 4, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 100 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

a/k/a 251 Stevens Drive,
Midway, Florida 32343

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, in
the courthouse square, on
the South side facing US
HWY 90, at the Gadsden
County Courthouse located
at 10 East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida, at 11:00
o'clock a.m., on September
16, 2008.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other that the
property owners as of the


date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated at Quincy, Florida,
this 14th day of August,
2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28-08
DISABILITY LANGUAGE
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY
WHICH REQUIRES ANY
ACCOMMODATIONS IN
ORDER FOR YOU TO PAR-,
TICPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT N COST TOO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION
OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CON-
.TACT NICHOLAS
THOMAS, CLERK AT (850)
876-8601 'OR WRITE TO
HIM AT P.O. BOX 1649,
QUINCY, FLORIDA 32353
WITHIN TWO WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU
ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-
955-8771.




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 20-2008-CA-
000460

AURORA LOAN SERVICES
LLC
PLAINTIFF

VS.

HAZEL RUDD A/K/A HAZEL
C. RUDD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HAZEL RUDD
A/K/A HAZEL C. RUDD IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM ,AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.

O' fAF6E "bF FORECLO-
' SURE'SALE . .

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August
19, 2008 entered in Civil
Case NO 20-2008-CA-
000460 of the Circuit Court
of the Second Judicial
Circuit in and for GADSDEN
County, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash at SOUTH DOOR
at the GADSDEN County
Courthouse located at 10 E.
JEFFERSON in QUINCY,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
9th day of October, 2008 the
following described property
as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING
IN THE NORTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 11,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 3 WEST, GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A FOUND
CONCRETE MONUMENT
(4 INCH BY 4 INCH-BLANK)
KNOWN AS MARKING THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID SECTION 11 AND
RUNS; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 35 MINUTES 19
SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE NORTHERN BOUND-
ARY OF SAID SECTION 11
A DISTANCE OF 264.00
FEET TO THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LAND
AS DESCRIBED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORD BOOK 213,
PAGE 387-388 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SAID COUNTY;
THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 35
MINUTES 19 SECONDS
EAST LONG SAID NORTH-
ERN BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 264.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 40
SECONDS, WEST PAR-
RELL WITH THE WEST-
ERN BOUNDARY OF SAID
SECTION 11 A DISTANCE
OF 218.55 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LAND AS DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK


440, PAGE 981-982 OF
SAID PUBLIC RECORDS;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 35 MINUTES 19
SECONDS WEST OF PAR-
RALLEL WITH SAID
NORTHERN BOUNDARY A
DISTANCE OF 132.00
FEET TO THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID
LANDS;
THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST PARAL-
LEL WITH SAID WESTERN
BOUNDARY AND ALONG
THE WESTERN BOUND-


ARY OF SAID LANDS, AND
LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN NICHOL
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK CLERK
139, PAGE 551 OF SAID DEN CC
PUBLIC RECORDS, A DIS-
TANCE OF 143.13 FEET (SEAL)
TO A POINT ON A FENCE
LINE FOR THE POINT OF By: Parr
BEGINNING. DEPUTY'
FROM SAID POINT OF 8/28,9/0
BEGINNING THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 01 CERTIF
DEGREE 00 MINUTES 40 VICE
SECONDS WEST .123.36
FEET TO THE NORTHER- I CERT
LY RIGHT WAY BOUND- correct
ARY OF HAVANA HIGH- Notice
WAY (STATE ROAD NO. 12 Chapter
FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); nished b
THENCE SOUTH 85 on this
DEGRESS 06 MINUTES 12 2008, tc
SECONDS EAST ALONG ing:
THE NORTHERLY RIGHT
OF WAY BOUNDARY A Matt MW
DISTANCE OF 132.30 Plaintiff
FEET TO THE POINT OF 277 Pin.
INTERSECTION OF SAID Tallahas
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY AND THE Sunshin
WESTERLY MAINTAINED ATTN: J
RIGHT OF WAY BOUND- 1400 Ea
ARY OF A COUNTY PAVED Tallahas
ROADWAY AS POST 2816
PLANT ROAD; THENCE
NORTH 01 DEGREE 00 Harrisor
MINUTES 40 SECONDS 570 De<
EAST ALONG SAID WEST- Quincy,
ERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT
OF' WAY BOUNDARY A SunTrus
DISTANCE OF 121.65 7544 Cl
FEET TO SAID FENCE Orlando
LINE; THENCE NORTH 84
DEGREES 21 MINUTES 50 NICHOI
SECONDS WEST AONG Clerk
SAID FENCE LINE A DIS- County,
TANCE OF 132.42 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN- (SEAL)
NING..
Any person claiming an By: Pan
interest in the surplus from Deputy
the sale, if any, other than
property owner as of the If you
date of the lis pendens, must disability
file a claim within 60 days modatic
after the sale. pate in
Dated this 20 day of August, are ent
2008. you, to


Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04-08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08000302CAA

SUNSHINE SAVINGS
BANK 'f/k/a SUNSHINE
STATE CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

HARRISON SMITH AND
YUMICO SMITH; SUN-
TRUST BANK; AND TEN-
ANTS OR UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS. HEREBY
GIVEN that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
After Default and for
Attorney's Fees and Costs
entered in the above-styled'
cause on August 19, 2008,
in the Circuit Court of
dadsden County, Florida,
described more fully below,
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at.
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East'
Jefferson Street, Quincy,.
Gadsden County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) on
October 16, 2008.
All that certain property situ-
ated in the County of
Gadsden, and the State of
Florida, being described as
follows:
LOT 2, BLOCK "B", DEER-
WOOD UNRECORDED
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 3 WEST, GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 31
MINUTES 15 SECONDS
EAST 1030.0 FEET TO THE
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY OF A
PROPOSED' 60.0 FOOT
ROADWAY, THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 28'
MINUTES 45 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID EAST-
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY 270.0 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAJD POINT
OF BEGINNING CONTIN-
UE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
28 MINUTES 45 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID EAST-
ERLY RIGH-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY 270.00 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 31 MINUTES 15
SECONDS EAST 279.66
FEET, THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 27 MINUTES 35
SECONDS EAST 270.04
FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 31 MINUTES 15
SECONDS WEST 284.08
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
ANY LIENHOLDERS
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY,
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
DATED this day 24th of
August, 2008.


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ICATE OF SER-


IFY that a true and
copy of the foregoing
of Sale under F.S.
45 has been fur-
by United States Mail
21 day of August
each of the follow-


lthews, Attorney for

ewood Drive
ssee, Florida 32303

ne Savings Bank
lason Guevara
ist Park Avenue
ssee, Florida 32301-


n & Yumico Smith
erwood Circle
Florida 32352

st Bank
chancellor Drive
o, Florida 32809

LAS THOMAS
of Court, Gadsden
Florida



n K. Carter
Clerk

are a person with a
y who needs accom-
on in order to partici-
this proceeding, you
titled, at no cost to
the provision of cer-
sistance. Please con-
e Clerk of Court,
en County
house, 10 East
on Street, Quincy,
32351, (850) 875-
within two (2) work-
ys of your receipt of
;ument.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO 08-
000763-CAA

WAKULLA BANK, a Florida
Banking Corporation,
Plaintiff,

Vs.'

DONALD H. TOMLINSON,
DONNA B. TOMLINSON,
GE COMMERCIAL DISTRI-
BUTION FINANCE COR-
PORATION, ATLANTIC
SERVICES & SUPPLY, LLC,
CMH HOMES, INC., d/b/a
CLAYTON HOMES and
EMPIRE EQUITY GROUP,
INC., d/b/a 1st METROPOL-
ITAN MORTGAGE,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, pursuarit to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
After Default dated, August
20, 2008, entered in Case
No. 08-0007.63-CAA of the
Circuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit in and for
Gadsden County, Florida,
wherein WAKULLA BANK, a
Florida banking corporation,
is the Plaintiff, and DONALD
H. TOMLINSON, DONNA B.
TOMLINSON, GE COM-
MERCIAL DISTRIBUTION
FINANCE CORPORATION,
ATLANTIC SERVICES &
SUPPLY, LLC, CMH
HOMES, INC., d/b/a CLAY-
TON HOMES, and EMPIRE
EQUITY GROUP, INC.,
d/b/a 1st METROPOLITAN
MORTGAGE are the
Defendants, the under-
signed will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at
the front door of the
Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson
Street, Quincy, Florida 11:00
o'clock a.m. EST on October
1, 2008 the following
described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment,
to-wit:

Exhibit "A" (to Notice of
Foreclosure Sale: Wakulla
Bank v. Tomlinson, Case No.
080000763AA)

A parcel of land lying in
Section 15, Township 1
North, Range 2 West,
Gadsden County, Florida
described as follows:
COMMENCE at the
Southeast comer of section
15, Township 1 North,
Range 2 West, Gadsden
County, Florida, and run
thence South 00 degrees 31
minutes 00 seconds East
along the East line of
Section 22, Township 1
North Range 2 West,
Gadsden County, Florida, a
distance of 2.75 feet to the
Northeasterly right of way
boundary of State Road No.
10 (section No. 50030-2507
and 2533, U.S. Highway
90); thence run
Northwesterly along said
right of way as follows: North
47 degrees 59 minutes 08
seconds West 215.37 feet;


thence South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds West
15.00 feet; thence North 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 441.65 feet to a
point for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
POINT, OF BEGINNING,
continue thence
Northwesterly along said
right of way as follows: North
47 degrees 59 minutes 08
seconds West 92.34 feet;
thence North 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds East
25.00 feet; thence North 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 358.00 feet;
thence South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds West
10.00 feet; thence North 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 200.00 .feet;
thence South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds West
20.00 feet; thence 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 252.00 feet;
thence leaving said right of
way, run North 27 degrees
21 minutes 27 seconds East
216.47 feet; thence run
South 62 degrees 38 min-
utes 33 seconds East
181.36 feet; thence run
North 71 degrees 35 min-
utes 48 seconds East
373.60 feet; thence run
South 20 degrees 20 min-
utes 31 seconds East
217.91' feet, thence run
South 48 degrees 11 min-
utes 30 seconds East
350.14 feet; thence run
South 38 degrees 40 min-
utes 43 seconds East
145.66 feet; thence run
South 05 degree 11 minutes
53 seconds East 92.55 feet;
thence run Sduth 24
degrees 17 minutes 20 sec-
onds West 66.98 feet;
thence run South 53
degrees. 44 minutes 46 sec-
onds West 385.39 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING. *
Bearing based on Florida
Department of
Transportation Traverse
Stations designed "1-10
74A43" and "1-10 74 A44",
Grid Bearing North 86
degrees 19 minutes 20 sec-
onds West
ALSO
A parcel of land lying in
Section 15 Township 1
North Range 2 West
Gadsden County, Florida
described as follows:
COMMENCE at the
Southeast comer of Section
15,, Township 1 North,
Range 2 West, Gadsden
County, Florida, and run
thence South 00 degrees 31
minutes 00 seconds East
along the East line of
Section 22, Township 1
'North, Range 2 West.
Gadsden County, Flonria, a
distance of 2.7 feet to the
Northeasterly right of way
boundary of State Road No.
10 (Section No. 50030-2507
and 2.533, U.S. Highway
90); thence run
Northeasterly along said
right of way as follows: North
47 degrees 59 minutes 08
seconds West 215.37 feet;
thence South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds West
15.00 feet, thence North 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 534.00 feet;
thence North 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds East
25.00 feet; thence North 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West 358.00 feet;
thence South 42 degree 00
minutes 52 seconds West
10.0D feet; thence North 47
degrees 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds West. 200.00 feet;
thence South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds West
20.00 feet; thence North 47
degrdes 59 minutes 08 sec-
onds Wdst 252.00 feet to a
point for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING
continue Northwesterly
along said right of way as
follows: North 47 degrees 59
minutes 08 seconds West
48.00 feet; thence South 42
degrees 00 minutes 52 sec-
onds West 15.00 feet;
thence North 47 degrees 59
minutes 08 seconds West
48.00 feet; thence South 42
degrees 00 minutes 52 sec-
onds West 15.00 feet;
thence North 47 degrees 59
minutes 08 seconds West
150.00 feet; thence North 42
degrees 00 minutes 52 sec-
onds East 15.00 feet; thence
leaving said right of way and
run North 19 degrees 18
minutes 00. seconds East
292.67 feet; thence run
South 46 degrees 02 min-
utes 29 seconds East
431.94 feet; thence run
North 62 degrees 38 min-
utes 33 seconds West
181.36 feet; thence run
South 27 degrees 21 min-
utes 27 seconds West
216.47 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Bearing based on Florida
Department of
Transportation Travers
Station designated "1-10 74
A43" and "1-10 74 A44", Grid


Bearing North 86 degrees
19 minutes 20 seconds
West.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days
after sale.
DATED this 22 day of
August, 2008.



CONT'D B 9










The Gadsden County Times August 28, 2008 B 9


I LEGAL


NICHOALS THQMAS
AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04-08



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA Case No.:
04-1107-CAB

KEY BANK USA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION;
Plaintiff,

Vs.

ALICE WILLIAMS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ALICE WILLIAMS; AN
AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST .THE
HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFEAN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1 IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendantss,

RE-NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment entered
October 4, 2004 and
Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated
August '12, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 04-
1107-CAB, IN THE 'CIR-
CUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. KEY BANK
USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff
and ALICE WILLIAMS,
UNKNOWN TENANT #1
IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT, PROP-
ERTY N/K/A are defen-
dants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
cash at GADSDEN
COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, SOUTHSIDE
OF COURTHOUSE
STEPS, 10 EAST JEF-
FERSON, QUINCY,
FLROIDA, at 11:a.m., on
this 24th day of
September, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit

LOT 13, BLOCK D, HILL-
SIDE PARK, UNIT #2,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 108, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

IMPORTANT: In accor-
dance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accom-
modation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost
to you, to provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please
contact the Court
Administer at 10 E. JEF-
FERSON STREET,
ROOM 108, QUINCY FL
32351. Phone No. 850-
875-8621 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this
notice or pleading.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date o the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
As Clerk of said Court

(SEAL)

By Pam K. Carter
As Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28-08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GADSDEN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA CASE NO.
07-000716-CA-A GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

BAYVIEW LOAN SER-
VICING, LLC,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

IRA N. WILSON, et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure Including
Award of Attorneys' Fees
and Costs dated August 6,


2007, entered in Case No.
07-000716-CA-A of the
Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit in
and for Gadsden County,
Florida wherein BAYVIEW
LOAN SERVICING, LLC
is the Plaintiff and IRA N.
WILSON and WILSON,
unknown spouse of IRA N.
WILSON, if married;
JOHN DOE,. N/K/A RON-
DEZ LESLIE and JANE
DOE, A/K/A QUINSHAUN
BENNETT is/are
Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at the
Gadsden County
Courthouse south front
door in the City of Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., on Tuesday, the
23rd day of September
2008, the following
described property, as set
forth in said Summary
Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Including
Award of Attorneys' Fees
and Costs, to-wit:
LOT41 EDWARDS ADDI-
TION TO THE TOWN OF
CHATTAHOOCHEE,
FLORIDA, less and
except 10 feet off the
South side, according to
the Plat thereof, as record-
ed in Plat Book 1, at Page
46, of the Public Records
of Gadsden County,
Florida.
DATED this 14th day of
August, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/21,8/28-08

If you have a disability
which requires special
accommodation in order
for you to participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact Jim Cleek. Chief
Deputy Clerk of the Court
at (904) 875-8629 or write
to P.O. Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32853 at least (7)
days before the schedule
proceeding. He will facili-
tate your attendance in
accordance with the
American Disabilities Act.

ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY QWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITH-IN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

PROPOSED CONSTITU-
TIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON
NOVEMBER 4, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning,
Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby
give notice 1hat an election
will be held in each county
in Florida, on November 4,
2008, for the ratification or
rejection of proposed
amendments to the
Constitution of the State of
Florida.

No. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT ARTICLE
I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF
RIGHTS
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment
to the State Constitution to
delete provisions authoriz-
ing the Legislature to regu-
late or prohibit the owner-
ship, inheritance, disposi-
tion, and possession of
real property by aliens
ineligible for citizenship.

Full Text:
AR'TgICL I DECLARA
:ION OF RIGHT
SECTION 2. Basic
rights.--AII natural per-
sons, female and male
alike, are equal before the
law and have inalienable
rights, among which are
the right to enjoy and
defend life and liberty, to
pursue happiness, to be
rewarded for industry, and
to acquire, possess and
protect property; except


tNato person shall beri
tandepived of any right
because of race, religionpr
nation by al origin, or physligibical fr



disability.

No.2 CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT ARTICLE
I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)

Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE
PROTECTION AMEND-


MENT
Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects
marriage as the legal
union of only one man and
,.one woman as husband
and wife and provides that
no other legal union that is
treated as marriage or the
substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or
recognized.
Financial Impact
Statement:
The direct financial impact


this amendment will have
on state and local govern-
ment revenues and
expenditures cannot be
determined, but is expect-
ed to be minor.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SEC-
TION DECLARATION OF
RIGHTS
Inasmuch as marriage is
the legal union of only one
man and one woman as
husband and wife, no
other legal union that is
treated as marriage or the
substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or
recognized.

No. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT ARTICLE
VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SEC-
TION (Taxation and
Budget Reform
Commission).
Ballot Title:
CHANGES AND
IMPROVEMENTS NOT
AFFECTING THE
ASSESSED VALUE OF
RESIDENTIAL REAL
PROPERTY

Ballot Summary:
Authorizes the
Legislature, by general
law, to prohibit considera-
tion of changes or
improvements to residen-
tial real property which
increase resistance to
wind damage and installa-
tion of renewable energy
source devices as factors
in assessing the property's
value for ad valorem taxa-
tion purposes. Effective
upon adoption, repeals
the existing renewable
energy source device
exemption no longer in
effect

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes;
exemptions.
(a) All property owned by
a municipality and used
exclusively by it for munic-
ipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxa-
tion. A municipality, owning
property outside the
municipality, may be
required by general law to
make payment to the tax-
ing unit in which the prop-
erty is located. Such por-
tions of property as are
used predominantly for
educational, literary, scien-
tific, religious or charitable
purposes may be exempt-
ed by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation, cumulative-
ly, to every head of a fam-
ily residing in this state,
household goods and per-
sonal effects to the value
fixed by general law, not
less than one thousand
dollars, and to every
widow or widower or per-
son who is blind or totally
and permanently disabled,
property to the value fixed
by general law not less.
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or munici-
pality may, for the purpose
of its respective tax levy
and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection
and general'law, grant
community and economic
development ad valorem
tax exemptions to new
businesses and expan-
sions of existing business-
es, as defined by general
law. Such an 'exemption
may be granted only by
ordinance of the county or
municipality, and only after
the electors of the county
or municipality voting on
such question in a referen-
dum authorize the county
or municipality to adopt
such ordinances. An
exemption so granted
shall apply to improve-
ments to -real property
made by or for the use of a
new business and
improvements to real
property related to the
expansion of an existing
business and shall also
apply to tangible personal
property of such new busi-
ness and tangible person-
al property related to the
expansion of an existing
business. The amount or
limits of the amount of.
such exemption shall be
specified by general law.
The period of time for
which such exemption
may be granted to a new
business or expansion of
an existing business shall
be determined by general
law. The authority to grant
such exemption shall
expire ten years from the
date of approval by the
electors of the county or
municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum
as provided by general
law.
(d) By g mineral law and


ifid thcrzin, FS may ba
granted an ad valor.m. tax
e...F.etiR.ta a renewable
eRerye' aure-device-and
toF ral prprty an -Whi6h
ue-h devie -ie installed

fi::ad by general-'aw neto-t
exeed ;tha original aoet of
thz dovioo, and f4r th4
period ef ti m n fixed 9by
gn:ral law: not t: :xoood

k{} Any county or


municipality may, for the
purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to the
provisions of this subsec-
tion and general law, grant
historic preservation ad
valorem tax exemptions to
owners of historic proper-
ties. This exemption may
be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or
municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of
this exemption and the
requirements for eligible
properties must be speci-
fied by general law. The
period of time for which
this exemption may be
granted to a property
owner shall be determined
by general law.
WW- By general law and
subject to conditions spec-
ified therein, twenty-five
thousand dollars. of the
assessed value of proper-
ty subject to tangible per-
sonal property tax shall be
exempt from ad valorem
taxation.
SECTION. 4. Taxation;
assessments. By general
law regulations shall be
prescribed which shall
secure a just valuation of
all property for ad valorem
taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water
recharge to Florida's
aquifers, or land used
exclusively for noncom-
mercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified
by general law and
assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general
law tangible personal
property held for sale as
stock in trade and live-
stock may be valued for
taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may
be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempt-
ed from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a
homestead exemption
under Section 6 of this
Article shall have their
homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1
of the year following the
effective date of this
amendment. This assess-
ment shall change only as
provided in this subsection

(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection pf4i-
eien shall be changed
annually on January 1'st of
each year; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed the lower
of the following:
a. Three pehtent (3%) of
the assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index
for all urban consumers,
U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or suc-
cessor reports for the pre-
ceding calendar year as
initially reported by' the
United States Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After any change of
ownership, as provided by
general law, homestead
property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1 of the follow-
ing year, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection hereiR.
(4) New homestead prop-
erty shall be assessed at
just value as of January
1st of the year following
the establishment of the
homestead, unless the
provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as
provided in this subsection

(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead prop-
erty shall be assessed as
provided for by general
law; provided, however,
after the adjustment for
any change, addition,
reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection herfein.
(6) In the event of a termi-
nation of homestead sta-
tus, the property shall be
assessed as provided by
general law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are sever-
able. If any of the provi-
sions of this amendment
shall be held unconstitu-
tional by any court of com-
petent jurisdiction, the
decision of such court
shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions
of this amendment:
(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead
as of January 1, 2009, or
January 1 of any subse-
quent year and who has
received a homestead


exemption pursuant to
Section 6 of this Article as
of January 1 of either of
the two years immediately
preceding the establish-
ment of the new home-
stead is entitled to have
the new homestead
assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is
approved in January of
2008, a person who estab-
lishes a hnew homestead
as of January 1, 2008, is
entitled to have the new


homestead assessed at
less than just value only if
that person received a
homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the
newly established home-
stead shall be determined
as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater
than or equal to the just
value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 ,of
the year in which the prior
homestead was aban-
doned, the assessed
value of the new home-
stead shall be the just
value of the new home-.
stead minus an amount
equal to. the lesser of
$500,000 or the difference
between the just value
and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead
was abandoned.
Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection

2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less
than the just value of the
prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be equal
to the just value of the new
homestead divided by the
just value of the ,prior
homestead and multiplied
by the assessed value of
the prior homestead.
However, if the difference
between the just value of
the new homestead and
the assessed value of the
new homestead calculat-
ed pursuant to this -sub-
subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be
increased so that the dif-
ference between the just
value and the assessed
value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection

b. By general law and
subject to conditions spec-
ified therein, the
Legislature shall provide
for application of this para-
graph to property owned
by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may,
by general law, for assess-
ment purposes and sub-
ject to the provisions of
this subsection, allow
counties and municipali-
ties to authorize by ordi-
nance that historic proper-
ty may be assessed solely
on the basis of character
or use. Such character or
use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordi-
nante. The requirements
for eligible properties must
be specified by general
law.
(e) A county may, in the
manner prescribed, by
general law, providefor a
reduction in the assessed
value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of any
increase in the assessed
value of that property
which results "from the
construction or recon-
struction of the property for
the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive
grandparents or parents of
the owner of the property
or of the owner's spouse if
at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for
whom the living quarters
are provided is 62 years of
age or older. Such a
reduction may not exceed
the lesser of the following:
(1). The increase in
assessed value resulting
from construction or
reconstruction of the prop-
erty. ,
(2) Twenty percent of the
total assessed value of the
property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than
school district levies,
assessments of residential
real property, as defined,
by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer
and which is not subject to
the assessment limitations
set forth in subsections (a)
through (c) shall change
only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of own-
ership or control, as
defined by general law,,
including any change of


ownership of a legal entity
that owns the property,
such property shall be
assessed at just value as
of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,


addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district levies,
assessments of real prop-
erty that is not subject to
the assessment limitations
set forth in subsections (a)
through (c) and (f) shall
change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such property
shall be assessed at just
value as of the next
assessment date after a
qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law,
is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection. .
(4) The legislature may
provide that such property
shall be assessed at-just
value as of the next
assessment date after a
change of ownership or
control, as defined by gen-
eral law, including any
change of ownership of
the legal entity that owns
the property. Thereafter,
such property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(h) The. legislature. by
general law and subject to
conditions specified there-
in. may prohibit the con-
sideration of the following
in the determination of the
assessed value of real
property used for residen-
tial purposes:
(1) Any change or
improvement made for the
purpose of improving the
property's resistance to
wind damage.
(2) The installation of a
renewable energy source
device.

ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE

Limitation on the
assessed value of real
property used for residen-
tial purposes.
(a) The repeal of the
renewable energy source
property tax exemption in
Section 3 of Article VII
shall take effect upon
approval by the voters.
(b) The amendment to
Section 4 of Article VII
authorizing the legislature
to prohibit an increase in
the assessed value of real
property used for residen-
tial purposes as the result
of improving the property's
resistance to wind dam-
age or installing a renew-
able enerov source device
shall take effect January 1.
2009.

No. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT ARTICLE
VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION
28
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX
EXEMPTION OF PER-
PETUALLY CON-
SERVED LAND; CLASSI-
FICATION AND ASSESS-
MENT OF LAND USED
FOR CONSERVATION

Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to
provide a property tax
exemption for real proper-
ty encumbered by perpet-
ual conservation ease-
ments or other perpetual
conservation protections,
defined by general law.
Requires Legislature to
provide for classification
and assessment of land
used for conservation pur-
poses, and not perpetually
encumbered, solely on the
basis of character or use.
Subjects assessment ben-
efit to conditions, limita-
tions, and reasonable def-
initions established by
general law. Applies to
property taxes beginning
in 2010.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes;
exemptions.-


(a) All property owned by
a municipality and used
exclusively by it for munic-
ipal or public purposes
shall be exempt from taxa-
tion. A municipality, owning
property outside the
municipality, may be
required by general law to
make payment to the tax-
ing unit in which the prop-
erty is located. Such por-
tions of property as are
used predominantly for
educational, literary, scien-


tific, religious or charitable
purposes may be exempt-
ed by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation, cumulative-
ly, to every head of a fam-
ily residing in thissstate,
household goods and per-
sonal effects to the value
fixed by general law, not
less than one thousand
dollars, and to every
widow or widower or per-
son who is blind or totally
and permanently disabled,
property to the value fixed
by general law not less
than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or munici-
pality may, for the purpose
of its respective tax levy
and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection
and general law, grant
community and economic
development ad valorem
tax exemptions to new
businesses and expan-
sions of existing business-
es, as defined by general
law. Such an exemption
may be granted only by
ordinance of the county or
municipality, and only after
the electors of the county
or municipality voting on
such question in a referen-'
dum authorize the county
or municipality to adopt
such ordinances. An
exemption so granted
shall apply to improve-
ments to real property
made by or for the use of a
new business and
improvements to real
property related to the
expansion of an existing
business and shall also
apply to tangible' personal
property of such new busi-
ness and tangible person-
al property related to the
expansion of an existing
business. The amount or
limits of the amount of
such exemption shall be
specified by general law.
The period of time for
which such exemption
. may be granted to a new
business or expansion of
an existing business shall
be determined by ger)eral
law. The authority to grant
such exemption shall
expire ten years from the
date of approval by the
electors of the county or
municipality, and may be
renewable by referendum
as provided by general
law. *
(d) By general law and
subject to conditions spec-
ified therein, there may be
granted an ad valorem tax
exemption to a renewable
energy source device and
to real property on which.-
such device is installed
and operated, to the value
fixed by general law not to
exceed the original cost of
the device, and for the
period of time fixed by
general law not to exceed
ten years.
(e) Any county or munici-
pality may, for the purpose
of its respective .tax levy
and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection
and general law, grant his-
toric preservation ad val-
orem tax exemptions to
owners of historic proper-
ties. This exemption may
be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or
municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of
this exemption and the
requirements for eligible
properties must be speci-
fied by general law. The
period of time for which
this exemption may be
granted to a property
owner shall be determined
by general law.
(f) By general law and
subject to conditions spec-
ified therein, twenty-five
thousand dollars of the
assessed value of proper-
ty subject to tangible per-
sonal property tax shall be
exempt from ad valorem
taxation.
(g) There shall be granted
an ad valorem tax exemp-
tion for real property dedi-
cated in perpetuity for con-
servation purposes.
including real property
encumbered bv perpetual
conservation easements
or by other perpetual con-
servation protections, as
defined by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.-By general
law regulations shall be
prescribed which shall
secure a just valuation of
all property for ad valorem
taxation, provided:
(a)' Agricultural land, land
producing high water
recharge to Florida's
aquifers, or land used
exclusively for noncom-
mercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified
by,. general law and
assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
(b) As provided bv gener-


al law and subject to con-
ditions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions
specified therein, land
used for conservation pur-
poses shall be classified
by general law and
assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
c)Xb)- Pursuant to general
law tangible personal
property held for sale as
stock in trade and live-
stock may be valued for
taxation at a specified per-
centage of its value, may


be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempt-
ed from taxation.
d)(e)- All persons entitled
to a homestead exemp-
tion under Section 6 of this
Article shall have their
homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1
of the year following the
effective date of this
amendment. This assess-
ment shall change only as
provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject
to this provision shall be
changed annually on
January 1st of each year;
but those. changes in
assessments shall not
exceed 'the lower of the
following:
a. Three percent (3%) of
the assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index
for all urban consumers,
U.S. City Average, all
items 1967=100, or suc-
cessor reports for the pre-
ceding calendar year as
initially reported by the
United States Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After any change of
ownership, as provided by
general law, homestead
property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1 of the follow-
ing year, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead prop-
erty shall be assessed at
just value as of January
1st of the year following
the establishment of the
homestead, unless the
provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as
provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead prop-
erty shall be assessed as
provided for by general
law; provided, however,
after the adjustment for
any change, addition,
reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be
assessed as provided
herein.
(6) In the event of a termi-
nation of homestead sta-
tus, the property shall be
assessed as provided by
general law.*
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are sever-
able. If any of the provi-
sions of-this amendment
shall be held unconstitu-
tional by any court of com-
petent jurisdiction, the
decision of such .court
shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions
of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who estab-
lishes a new homestead
as, of January 1, 2009, or
January 1 of any subse-
quent year and who has
received a homestead
exemption pursuant to
Section 6 of this Article as
of. January 1 of either of
the two years immediately
preceding the establish-
ment of the new home-
stead is entitled to haye
the new homestead
assessed at less than just
value. If this revision is
approved in January of
2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead
as of January 1, 2008, is
entitled t6 have the new
homestead assessed at
less than just value only if
that person received a
homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the
newly established home-
stead shall be determined
as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater
than or equal to the just
value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was aban-
doned, the assessed
value of the new home-
stead shall be the just
value of the new home-
stead minus an amount
equal to the lesser of
$500,000 or the difference
between the just value
and the assessed value of
the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead
was abandoned.
Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less
than the just value of the
prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead
was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be equal


to the just value of the new
homestead divided by the
just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied
by the assessed value of
the prior homestead.
However, if the difference
between the just value of
the new homestead and
the assessed value of the
new homestead calculat-
ed pursuant to this sub-
subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the
assessed value of the new
homestead shall be


increased so that the dif-
ference between the just
value and the assessed
value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead
shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
b. By general law and
subject to conditions spec-
ified therein, the
Legislature shall provide
for application of this para-
graph to property owned
by more than one person.
te)( The legislature may,
by general law, for assess-
ment purposes and sub-
ject to the provisions of
this subsection, allow
counties and municipali-
ties to authorize by ordi-
nance that historic proper-
ty may be assessed solely
on the basis of character
. or use: Such character or
use assessment shall
apply only to the jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordi-
nance. The requirements
for eligible properties must
be specified by general
law.
Lf)(e* A county may, in the
manner prescribed by
general law, provide for a
reduction in the assessed
value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of.any
increase in the assessed
value of that property
which results from the
construction or recon-
struction of the property for*
the purpose of providing
living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive
grandparents or parents of
the owner of the property
or of the owner's spouse if
at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for
whom the living quarters
are provided is 62 years of
age or older. Such a
reduction may not exceed
the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in
assessed value resulting
from construction or
reconstruction of the prop-
erty.
(2) Twenty percent of the
total assessed value of the
property as improved.
{g)*- For all levies other
than school district levies,
assessments of residential
real property, as defined
by general law, which con-
tains nine units or fewer
and which is not subject to
the assessment limitations
set forth in subsections (a)
through (d)e) shall
change only as provided
in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annuallyon the..
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of own-
ership or control, as
defined by general law,,
including any change of
ownership of a legal entity
that 'owns the property,
such property shall be
assessed at just value as
of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
merit for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
{h)(g) For all levies other
than school district levies,
assessments of real prop-
erty that is not subject to
the assessment limitations
set forth in subsections (a)
through (d)e.) and_(g)W
shall change only as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such property
shall be assessed at just
value as of the next
assessment date after a
qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law,
is made to such property.
Thereafter., such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
provide that such property
shall be assessed at just
value as of the next
assessment date after a
change of ownership or
control, as defined by gen-
eral law, including any


change of ownership of
the legal entity that owns
the property. Thereafter,
such property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property
shall be assessed as pro-











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vided in this subsection.

ARTICLE XII SCHED-
ULE

SECTION 28. Property
tax exemption and classi-
fication and assessment
of land used for conser-
vation purposes. The
amendment to Section 3
of Article VII requiring the
creation of an ad valorem
tax exemption for real
property dedicated in per-
petulty for conservation
purposes, and the
amendment to Section 4
of Article VII requiring
land used for conserva-
tion purposes to be clas-
sified by general law and
assessed solely on the
basis of character or use
for purposes of ad val-
orem taxation, shall take
effect upon approval by
the electors and shall be
implemented by January
1. 2010. This section shall
take effect upon approval
of the electors.

No. 5 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 9,
AND 19 ARTICLE XII,
SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
ELIMINATING STATE
'REQUIRED SCHOOL
PROPERTY TAX 'AND
REPLACING WITH
EQUIVALENT STATE
REVENUES TO FUND
EDUCATION

Ballot Summary:
Replacing state required
school property taxes
With state revenues gen-
erating an equivalent hold
harmless amount for
schools through one or
more of the following
options: repealing sales
tax exemptions not
specifically excluded;
increasing sales tax rate
up to one percentage
point; spending reduc-
tions; other revenue
options created by the
legislature. Limiting sub-
ject matter of laws granti-
ng future- exemptions.
Limiting annual increases
in assessment of non-
homestead real property.
Lowering ,property tax
millage rate for schools.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION

SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.--By gener-
al law regulations shall be
prescribed which shall
secure a just valuation of
all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water
recharge to Florida's
aquifers, or land used
exclusively for noncom-
mercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified
by general law and
assessed solely on the
basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general
law tangible personal
property held for sale as
stock in trade and live-
stock may be valued for
taxation at a specified
percentage of its value,
may be classified for tax
purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to
a homestead exemption'
under Section 6 of this
Article shall have their
homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1
of the year following the
effective date of this
amendment. This
assessmentshall change
only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject
to this provision shall be
changed annually on
January 1st of each year;
but those changes in
assessments shall hot
exceed the lower of the
following:
a. Three percent (3%) of
the assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price
Index for all urban con-
sumers, U.S. City
Average, all items
1967=100, or successor
reports for the preceding
calendar year as initially
reported by the United
States Department of
Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After any change of
ownership, as provided
by general law, home-
stead property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1 of the follow-
ing year, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)


apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as provided
herein.
(4) New homestead
property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1st of the year
following the establish-
ment of the homestead,
unless the provisions, of
paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only
change as provided here.-
in'.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-


ments to homestead
property shall be
assessed as provided for
by general law; provided,
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided herein.
(6) In the event of a ter-
mination of homestead
status, the property shall
be assessed as provided
by general law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are sever-
able. If any of the provi-
sions of this amendment
shall be held unconstitu-
tional by any 6ourt of
competent jurisdiction,
the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions
of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who
establishes a new home-
stead as of January 1,
2009, or January 1 of any
subsequent year and who
has received a home-
stead exemption pur-
suant tb Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years
immediately preceding
the establishment of the
new homestead is enti-
tled to have the new
homestead assessed at
less than just value. If this
revision is approved in
January of 2008, a per-
son who establishes a
new homestead as of
January 1, 2008, is enti-
tled to have the new
homestead assessed' at
less than just value only if
that person received a
homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the
newly established home-
stead shall be determined
as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is
greater than or equal to
the just value of the prior
homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was
abandoned, the
assessed value of the
new homestead shall be
the just value of the new
;homestead minus an
amount equal to the less-
er of $500,000 or the dif-
ference between the just
value and the assessed
'value of the prior home-
. stead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was aban-
doned. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as provided
herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less
than the just value of the
prior homestead as of
Jariuary 1 of the year in
which the prior home-
stead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of
the new homestead divid-
ed by the just value of the
prior horrestead-and mul-
tiplied by the assessed
value of the prior home-
stead. However, if the dif-
ference between the just
value of the new home-
stead and the assessed
value of the new home-
stead calculated pursuant
to this sub-subparagraph
is greater than $500,000,
the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be
increased so that the dif-.
ference between the just
value and the assessed
value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the home-
stead shall be assessed
as provided herein..
b. By general law and
subject to conditions,
specified therein,- the
Legislature shall provide
for application of this
paragraph to. property
owned by more than one
person. .
(d) The legislature may,
by general law, for
assessment purposes
and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection,
allow counties and
municipalities to author-
ize by ordinance that his-
toric property may be
assessed solely, on the
basis of character or use.
Such character or use
assessment shall apply
only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance.
The requirements for eli-
gible properties must be
specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the
manner prescribed by
general law, provide for a
reduction in the assessed
value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of any
increase in the assessed
value of that property
which results from the
construction or recon-
struction of the property


for the purpose of provid-
ing living quarters for one
or more natural or adop-
tive grandparents or par-
ents of the owner of the
property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or par-
ents for whom the living
quarters are provided is
62 years of age or older.
Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the
following:
(1) The increase in
assessed value resulting
from construction or


reconstruction of the
property.
(2) Twenty percent of the
total assessed value .of
the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other
than school district levies,
assessments of residen-
tial real property, as
defined by general law,
which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not
subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth
in subsections.(a) through
(c) shall change only as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed five ten
percent (5%) (10%) of the
assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed jUst value.
(3) After a change of
ownership or control, as
defined by general law,
including any change of
ownership of a legal enti-
ty that owns the property,
such property shall be
assessed at just value as
of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
(g) For all levies 'other
than school district levies,
assessments of real
property that is not sub-
ject to the assessment
limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through
(c) and (f) shall change
only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed five ten
percent (5%) (10%) of the
assessment for- the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such proper-
ty shall be assessed at
just value as of .the next
assessment date after a
qualifying improvement,
as defined by general
law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
provide that such proper-
ty shall be assessed at
just .value as of the next
assessment date after a
change of ownership or
control, as defined by
general
law, including any change
of ownership of the legal
entity that. owns the prop-
erty. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
SECTION 9. Local
taxes.--
(a) Counties, school dis-
tricts, and municipalities
shall, and special districts
may, be authorized by law
to -levy ad valorem taxes
and may be authorized by
general law to levy other
taxes, for their respective
purposes, except ad val-
Sorem taxes on intangible
personal property and
taxes prohibited by this
constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes,
exclusive of taxes levied
for the payment of bonds
and taxes levied for peri-
ods not longer than two
years when authorized by
vote of the electors who
are the owners of free-
holds therein not wholly
exempt from taxation,
shall not be levied in
excess of the following
millages upon the
assessed value of real
estate and tangible per-
sonal property: for all
county purposes, ten
mills; for all municipal pur-
poses, ten mills; for all


school purposes, five ten
mills; for water manage-
ment purposes .for the
northwest portion of the
state lying west of the line
between ranges two and
three east, 0.05 mill; for
water management pur-
poses for the remaining
portions of the state, 1.0
mill; and for all other spe-
cial districts a millage
authorized by law
approved by vote of the
electors who are owners
of freeholds therein not
wholly exempt from taxa-


tion. A county furnishing
municipal services may,
to the extent authorized
by law, levy additional
taxes within the limits
fixed for municipal pur-
poses.
SECTION 19.
Replacement of ad val-
orem taxes required by
the legislature with other
funds for education.--
(a) Commencing in the
2010-2011 fiscal year, the
legislature shall be pro-
hibited from requiring
school districts to levy an
ad valorem tax as a
required local effort for
participation in the Florida
Education Finance
Program or a successor
program.
(b)(1) The legislature
shall replace the revenue
impact of the elimination
of the required local effort
as provided in subsection
(a) through one or more
of the following options:
a. the repeal of sales tax
exemptions, which are
determined not to
advance or serve a public
purpose, except for the
current exemptions for:
food; prescription drugs;
health services; charita-
ble 'organizations; reli-
gious organizations; resi-
dential rent, electricity
and heating fuel; sales of
tangible personal proper-
ty purchased for resale or
imported, produced, or
manufactured in this state
for export; sales of real
property; and sales of
' intangible personal prop-
erty.
b. an increase of up to
one percentage point to
the sales and use tax rate
in existence on January
6, 2009.
c. spending reductions
for other components of
the state budget and rev-
enue increases resulting
from economic growth
attributable to lower prop-
erty taxes.
d. other revenues identi-
fied or created by the leg-
islature.
(2) In. implementing this
section, the amount
appropriated and set in
the General
Appropriations Act in the
2010-2011 fiscal year
shall not be less than the
amount appropriated and
set in the 2008-2009 fis-
cal year for the funding of
public schools under the
Florida Education
Finance Program, as
increased by the average
historical growth for such
amounts during state fis-
cal years 2006-2007 and
2007-2008, which appro-
priated and set amount
shall be referred to as the
"education hold harmless
amount."
(3) Nothing contained
herein shall be construed
to replace or eliminate:
the ad valorem tax mill-
age dedicated to capital
outlay, school renovation
and repair, or for the pay-
ment of lease purchase
obligations authorized by
general law; voter-
approved millage author-
ized in the constitution; or
discretionary ad valorem
village for school districts
authorized by law.
(c) Each law creating a
sales tax exemption shall
contain the single subject
of a single exemption and
a legislative finding that
the exemption advances
or serves the public pur-
pose of: encouraging
economic development
and competitiveness;
supporting educational,
governmental, literary,
scientific, religious, or
charitable initiatives or
organizations; or securing
tax faimess.

ARTICLE XII SCHED-
ULE

SECTION 28.
Implementation of school
property tax reform.--
(a) The amendments to
Section 4 of Article VII
reducing the maximum
annual change in assess-
ments for non-homestead
properties to five percent
(5%) from ten percent
(10%) shall take effect
January 1,2009.
(b) The amendment to
Section 9 of Article VII
reducing to five mills from
ten mills the authorized
ad valorem millage for
school purposes shall
take effect January 1,
2010.

No. 6 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SEC-
TION
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)


Ballot Title:
ASSESSMENT OF
WORKING WATER-
FRONT PROPERTY
BASED UPON CUR-
RENT USE

Ballot Summary:
Provides for assessment
based upon use of land
used predominantly for
commercial fishing pur-.
poses; land used for ves-
sel launches into waters
that are navigable and
accessible to the public;


marinas and drygtacks
that are open to the pub-
lic; and water-dependent
marine manufacturing
facilities, commercial fish-
ing facilities, and marine
vessel construction and
repair facilities and their
support activities, subject
to conditions, limitations,
and reasonable defini-
tions specified by general
law.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION

SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments. By general
law regulations shall be
prescribed which shall
secure a just valuation of
all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water
recharge to Florida's,
aquifers, or land used
exclusively for noncom-
mercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified
by general law and
assessed solely on the.
basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general
law tangible personal
property held for sale as
stock in trade and live-
stock may be valued for
taxation at a specified
percentage of its value,
may be classified for tax
purposes, pr may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to
a homestead exemption
under Section 6 of this
Article shall have their
homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1
of the year following the
effective date of this
amendment. This
assessment shall Change
only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject
to this provision shall be
changed annually on
January 1st of each year;
but those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the
following:
a. Three percent (3%) of
the assessment for the
prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price
Index for all urban con-
sumers, U.S. City
Average, all items
1967=100, or successor
reports for the preceding
calendar year as initially
reported by the United
States Department of
Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value. '
(3) After any change of'
ownership, as provided
by general law, home-,
stead property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1 -of the follow-
ing year, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. IThereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as .provided
herein.
(4) New homestead
property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1st of the year
following the establish-
ment of the homestead,
unless the provisions of
paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only
change as provided here-
in.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead
property shall be
assessed as provided for
by general law; provided,,
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed 'as
provided herein.
(6) In the event of'a ter-
mination of homestead
status, the property shall
be assessed as provided
by general law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are sever-
able. If any of the provi-
sions of this amendment
shall be held unconstitu-
tional by any court of
competent jurisdiction,
the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions
of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who
establishes a new home-
stead as of January 1,
2009, or January 1 of any
subsequent year and who
has received a home-
stead exemption pur-
suant to Section 6 of this
Article as of January 1 of
either of the two years
immediately preceding
the establishment of the
new homestead is enti-
tled to have the new
homestead assessed at
less than just value. If this


revision is approved in
January of 2008, a per-
son who establishes a
new homestead as of
January 1, 2008, is enti-
tled to have the new
homestead assessed at
less than just value only if
that person received a
homestead exemption on
January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the
newly established home-
stead shall be determined
as follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is
greater than or equal to
the just value of the prior


homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was
abandoned, the
assessed value of the
new homestead shall be
the just value of the new
homestead minus an
amount equal to the less-
er of $500,000 or the dif-
ference between the just
value and the assessed
value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior
homestead was aban-
doned. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as provided
herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less
than the just value of the
prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in
which the prior home-
stead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of
the new homestead divid-
ed by the just value of the
prior homestead and mul-
tiplied by the assessed
value of the prior home-
stead. However, if the dif-
ference between the just
value of the new home-
stead and the assessed
value of the new home-
stead calculated pursuant
to this sub-subparagraph
is greater than $500,000,
the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be
increased so that the dif-
ference between the just
value and the assessed
value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the home-
stead shall be assessed
as provided herein.
b. By general law and
subject to conditions
specified therein, the
Legislature shall provide
for application of this
paragraph to property
owned by more than one
person.
(d) The legislature may,
by general law, for
assessment purposes
and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection,
allow counties and
municipalities to author-
ize by ordinance that his-
toric property may be
assessed solely' on the
basis of character or use.
Such character or use
assessment shall apply
only, to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance.
The requirements for eli-
gible properties must be
specified by general law.
(e) A county,may, in the
manner prescribed by
general law, provide for a
reduction in the assessed
value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of ,any
increase in the assessed
value of that property
which results from the
construction or recon-
struction of the property
for the purpose of provid-
ing living quarters for one
or more natural or adop-
tive grandparents or par-
ents of the owner of the
property or of the owner's
spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or par-
ents for whom the living
quarters are provided is
62 years of age or older.
Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the
following:
(1) The increase in
assessed value resulting
from construction or
reconstruction of the
property.'
(2) Twenty percent of the
total assessed value of
the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other
than school district levies,
assessments of residen-
tial real property, as
defined by general law,
which contains nine units
or fewer and which is not
subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth
in subsections (a) through
(c) shall change only as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of
ownership or control, as
defined by general law,
including any change of
ownership of a legal enti-
ty that owns the property,
such property shall be
assessed at just value as
of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-


ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in. this subsec-
tion.
(g) For all levies other
than school district levies,
assessments of real
property that is not sub-
ject to the assessment
limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through


(c) and (f) shall change
only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be
changed annually on the
date of assessment pro-
vided by law; but those
changes in assessments
shall not exceed ten per-
cent (10%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must
provide that such proper-
ty shall be assessed at
just value as of the next
assessment date after a
qualifying improvement,
as defined by general
law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection. "
(4) The legislature may
provide that such proper-
ty shall be assessed, at
just .value as of the next
assessment date after a
change of ownership or
control, as defined by
general law, including any
change of ownership of
the legal entity that owns
the property. Thereafter,
such property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law;
however, after the adjust-
ment for any change,
addition, reduction, or
improvement, the proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
(h)(1) The assessment of
the following working -
waterfront properties
shall be based upon the
current use of the proper-'
ty:
a. Land used predomi-
nantly for commercial
'fishing purposes.
b. Land that is accessible
to the public and used for
vessel launches, into
waters that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks
that are open to the pub-
lic.
d. Water-dependent
marine manufacturing
facilities, commercial fish-
ing facilities, and marine
vessel construction and
repair facilities and their
support activities. ,
(2) The assessment ben-
efit provided by this sub-
section is subject to con-
ditions and limitations and
reasonable definitions as
specified by the legisla-
ture by general law.

ARTICLE XII. SCHED-
ULE

Assessment of working
.waterfront property.--The
amendment to Section 4
of Article VII providing for
the assessment of work-
ing waterfront property
based on current use,
and this section, shall
take effect upon approval
by the electors and shall
first apply to assessments
for tax years beginning
January 1, 2010.

No. 7 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE I, SECTION 3
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amend-
ment to' .the State
Constitution to provide
that an individual or entity
may not be barred from'
participating in any public
program because of reli-
gion and to delete the
prohibition against using
revenues from the public
treasury directly or indi-
rectly in aid of any church,
sect, or religious denomi-
nation or in aid of lany
sectarian institution.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I DECLARA-
TION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 3. Religious
freedom.--There shall be
no law respecting the
establishment of religion
or prohibiting or penaliz-
ing the free exercise
thereof. Religious free-
dom shall not justify prac-
tices inconsistent with
public morals, peace or
safety. An individual or
entity may not be barred
from participating in any
public program because
of religion. No revenue of
the state or any political
subdivision or agency
thereof shall ever be
taken from the public
treasury directly or indi-
rectly in aid of any church,


sect, or religious denomi-
nation or in aid of any
sectarian institution.

No. 8 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE
FUNDING.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amend-


ment to the State
Constitution to require
that the Legislature
authorize counties to levy
a local option sales tax to
supplement community
college funding; requiring
voter approval to levy the
tax; providing that
approved taxes will sun-
set after 5 years and may
be reauthorized by he
voters.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local
taxes.-
(a) Counties, school dis-
tricts, and municipalities
shall, and special districts
may, be authorized by law
to levy ad valorem taxes
and may be authorized by
general law to levy other
taxes, for their respective
purposes, except ad val-
orem taxes on intangible
personal property and
taxes prohibited by this
constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes,
exclusive of taxes levied
for the payment of bonds
and taxes levied for peri-
ods not longer than two
years when authorized by
vote of the electors who
are the owners of free-
.holds therein not wholly
exempt from taxation,
shall not be levied in
excess of the following
millages upon the
assessed value of real
estate and tangible per-
sonal property: for all
county purposes, ten
mills; for all municipal pur-
poses, ten mills; for all
school purposes, ten
mills; for water manage-
ment purposes -for the
northwest portion of.the
state lying west of the line
between ranges two and
three east, 0.05 mill; for
water. management pur-
poses for the remaining
portions of the state, 1.0
mill; and for all other spe-
cial districts a millage
authorized by law
approved by vote of the
electors who are owners
of freeholds therein 'not
wholly exempt from taxa-
tion. A county furnishing
municipal services may,
to the extent authorized
.by law, levy additional
taxes, within the limits
fixed for municipal pur-
poses.
(c) Counties served by
an open-access public
institution whose primary
missioR
and responsibility
includes providing lower
level undergraduate
instruction and awarding
associate degrees shall
be authorized by law to
levy a local option sales
tax to supplement the
funding of the institution.
The tax may not be levied
unless approved by the
electors of each county
served by the institution.
The local option tax shall
.sunset-after five years
and may be reauthorized
by the electors as provid-"
ed by law.

No. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT ARTICLE
IX, SECTIONS 1 AND 8
ARTICLE XII, SECTION
28
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)

Ballot Title:
REQUIRING 65 PER-
CENT OF SCHOOL
FUNDING FOR CLASS-
ROOM INSTRUCTION;
STATE'S DUTY FOR
CHILDREN'S EDUCA-
TION.



Ballot Summary:
Requires at least 65 per-
cent of school funding
received by school dis-
tricts be spent on class-
room instruction, rather
than administration;
allows for differences in
administrative expendi-
tures by district. Provides
the constitutional require-
ment for the state to pro-
vide a "uniform, efficient,
safe, secure, and high
quality system of free
public schools" is a mini-
mum, nonexclusive duty.
Reverses legal precedent
prohibiting public funding
of private school altema-
tives to public school pro-
grams without creating an
entitlement.

Full Text:
ARTICLE IX EDUCA-
TION

SECTION 1. Public fund-
ing of education.-
(a) The education of chil-
dren is a fundamental


value of the people of the
State of Florida. It is,
therefore, a paramount
duty of the state to make
adequate provision for
the
education of all children
residing within its bor-
ders. This duty shall be
fulfilled, at a minimum
and not exclusively,
through adequate
Adequate provision shall
be made by law for a uni-
form, efficient, safe,
secure, and high quality
system of free public


schools that allows stu-
dents -to obtain a high
quality education and for
the establishment, main-
tenance, and operation of
institutions of higher
learning and other public
education programs that
the needs of the people
may require. Nothing in
this subsection creates
an entitlement to a pub-
licly-financed private pro-
gram.
(b) To assure that chil-
dren attending public
schools obtain a high
quality education, the leg-
islature shall make ade-
quate provision to ensure
that, by the beginning of
the 2010 school year,
there are a sufficient
number of classrooms so
that:
(1) The maximum num-
ber of students who are
assigned to each teacher
who is teaching in public
school classrooms for
prekindergarten through
grade 3 does not exceed
18 students;
(2) The maximum num-
ber of students who are
assigned to each teacher
who is teaching in public
school classrooms for
grades 4 through 8 does
not exceed 22 students;
and
(3) The maximum hum-
ber of students who are
assigned to each teacher
who is teaching in public
school classrooms for
grades 9 through 12 does
not exceed 25 students.

The class *size require-
ments of this subsection
do not apply to extracur-
ricular classes. Payment
of the costs associated
with reducing class size
to meet these require-
ments is the responsibility
of the state and not of
local schools districts.
Beginning with the 2003-
2004 fiscal year, the legis-
lature shall provide suffi-
cient funds to reduce the
average number of stu-
dents in each classroom
by at least two students
per year until the maxi-
mum number of students
per classroom does not
exceed the requirements
of this subsection.
(c)(b) Every four-year old
child in Florida shall be
provided by the State a
high quality pre-kinder-
garten learning opportuni-
ty in the form of an early
childhood. development
and education program
Which shall be voluntary,
high quality, free, and
delivered according to
professionally accepted
standards. An early child-
hood development and
education program
means an organized pro-
gram designed to
address and enhance
each child's ability to
make age appropriate
progress in an appropri-
ate range of settings in
the development of lan-
guage and cognitive
capabilities and emotion-
al, social, regulatory and
moral capacities through
education in basic skills
and, such other skills as
the L-egislature may
determine to be appropri-
ate.-
(d)(c) The early child-
hood education and
development programs
provided by reason of
subsection (c) subpara-
graph (b) shall be imple-
mented no later than the
beginning of the 2005
school ypar through
funds generated in addi-
tion to those used for
existing education,
health, and development
programs. Existing edu-
cation, health, and devel-
opment programs are
those funded by the State
as of January 1,2002 that
provided for child or adult
education, health care, or
development.
SECTION 8. Requiring
sixty-five percent of
school funding for class-
room instruction.--At least
sixty-five percent of the
school funding received
by school districts shall
be spent on classroom
instruction, rather than on
administration.
Classroom -instruction
and administration shall
be defined by law. The
legislature may also
address differences in
administrative expendi-
tures by district for neces-
sary services, such as
transportation and food
services. Funds for capi-
tal outlay shall not be
included in the calculation
required by this section.

ARTICLE XII SCHED-
ULE


Section 28. Requiring
sixty-five percent of
school funding for class-
room instruction.--The
requirement that sixty-five
percent of school funding
received by school dis-
tricts be spent on class-
room instruction in
Section 8 of Article IX,
and this section, shall first
be applicable to school
years commencing dur-
ing the state fiscal year
2009-2010.




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