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Title: Gadsden County times
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Creator: Gadsden County times
Publisher: R.E.L. McFarlin, R.L. Swerger
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Place of Publication: Quincy, Fla.
Quincy, Fla
Publication Date: September 4, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Bookstore to

close its doors

By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

Books and Bytes Internet Cafe closed
its doors for good last Friday afternoon.
The store's owner, Michael Frank, said
the business went under due to a lack of
customers.
"We just couldn't get enough people
through the doors. I tried and I hate to
close but I have no other choice," he
said.
Frank began selling all of the store's
books for half price last week. All of the
store's furniture was up for sale as well.
Frank struggled to keep his spirits up as
customers came and went, expressing
their sadness that the store was closing.
The small store on West Washington
Street carried an assortment of books
and featured private and semi-private
computer rooms.
The store also carried a large line of
gourmet coffee and other specialty
drinks.
Gadsden County Clerk of Courts
Nicholas Thomas said he often enjoyed
visiting the shop and sampling different
types of coffee.
"It's great little place," he said.

Judge hands

down sentences

By ALICE DUPONT
Times. Editor

Circuit Judge Tom Bateman sentenced
former corrections officer Jimmie
Hughes II last
Friday to serve five
years in jail. In an
unrelated case, the
judge also handed
down a 10-year sen-
tence to Juan
Pantoja.
Hughes, 21, a for-
mer corrections offi-
cer at the Gadsden Hughes
County Jail, was
originally charged
with sexual activity
with an inmate and
sentenced to 400-
plus days in prison
and probation.
Assistant state attor-
ney Richard Combs
said Hughes
received the higher
sentence because it Pantoja
was the third time he violated probation.
Pantoja was found guilty of
manslaughter and child abuse. Combs
said there were visible marks on the
child but she died of asphyxiation. The


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By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

In a state that is bordered by two
oceans and can boast the longest coast-
line in the continental United States,
one might think that drought isn't an
issue.
But Florida has suffered drought con-
ditions throughout the past few years.
According to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, from
1998 to 2001, the state experienced a
"destructive drought" that ruined
crops, sparked forest fires and caused
lake levels to reach an all-time low.
The state also experienced drought
conditions in the early 1970s, early
1980s and from 1989 to 1990. Even
though the average rainfall in Florida is
54 inches, it is. not evenly distributed,
creating the tendency towardwater
shortages.
In recent years. the story has been
much the same, and although the most
recent drought conditions (since 2006)
haven't been classified as destructive,
Florida residents have still endured
water restrictions and increased fire
danger statewide.
DEP statistics indicate that the state's
population will increase by nearly 24
million, and water use is expected to
increase by 22 percent by 2025.
Because of all this, experts say it's
time Florida got serious about protect-
ing and 'conserving the state's water

Fay's price


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By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

The price tag for Tropical
Storm Fay, a rain event that
swept through Gadsden
County last weekend and left
nearly 20 inches of rain in
some areas, is growing.
Shawn Wood, emergency
management director, said
Gadsden County would easi-
ly meet and surpass the
threshold set by the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency of $153,000.
"We don't have all of the
municipalities in yet, but


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In their July drought summary, DEP
officials said that statewide, rainfall
was "at usual summer levels," and


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Quincy turned in $99.400
alone. Chattahoochee had
some generator problems and
we still have to hear from the
other municipalities," Wood
said.
He said the county FEMA
representatives are expected
to come to Gadsden County
late in the week to help fill
out the necessary paperwork
for the 75-percent reimburse-
ment. A lot of the cost is the
result of washed out roads
and undermined bridges, as
well as other public facilities.
"We"re not going to be able
to apply for individual aid


from I [- L \ because we just
didn't have that many indi-
vidual losses. Unlike Leon
County, where they can be
individual reimbursement
from FEMA because they
had entire subdivisions that
were flooded." he said.
Wood said FEMA came to
the county last Sunday to
help local authorities get on
the "fast track" to get paper-
work started.
Still, most of what the
county can claim will be an
estimation.
"There's no way to get the
true cost," Wood said.


except for some areas of the Suwannee
River Management District, water lev-
els had improved throughout the state.
In South Florida, there is a mix of


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

The city of Quincy just might
make cuts somewhere other
than outsourcing the Building
and Planning Department.
Last Wednesday night, during
a continuation of the regular
Tuesday meeting, commis-
sioners said they wanted to
know more before they could
make the decision to shut
'down the entire department.
"I thought the department
was paying for itself. I need to
see some figures showing that
we're subsidizing that depart-


abnormally dry to moderate drought
conditions around Lake Okeechobee.
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Quincy city commissioners

put off closing department


meant said Mayor Andy Gay.
Interim City Manager Jack
McLean told commissioners
through: correspondence that
closing the department would
save the city about
$360,000.The three man
department when fully staffed"
consists of a director, a code
enforcement officer and a
building inspector.
The former director, Timmi
Fadiora, resigned last month to
return to the FAMU/FSU
School of Engineering where
he had been a professor. Three.
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Family returns to Gretna for safe haven from Hurricane Gustav


By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

The Williams and Graves families had
planned to spend a leisurely Labor Day
attending a barbecue at a friend's house.
Instead, on Monday afternoon the New
Orleans families found themselves in
Gretna frying chickens and making
spaghetti.
Rewind. Didn't this happen a little more
than three years ago'? It's not d6jit vu, but
it's close to it, because following
Hurricane Katrina, the Williams and
Graves families came to Gadsden County
to wait until they could return home safe-
ly.
The Williamses were here for an extend-
ed stay after Katrina destroyed their home.
They hope that this time they won't have
to stay as long as before.
Joshua Williams 11 is the son of Joshua
and Jewel Williams of Gretna. He and his
wife, Janeen, have four children: Jasmine,
Jada, Joshua 111 and Fletcher. Her parents,
Joan and Jamnes Graves, were here after
Katrina and are here because of Gustav.
Also making the trip was the family pet,
"Otis," a Shih Tzu.
"It was a tough trip with four children,
four adults and a dog," Janeen Williams
said.
The families decided to leave their new
home, constructed following Hurricane
Katrina, to pack up and head east. Initially,
Joshua said they were told to go west. But
Friday afternoon, people were told they
could go east.
"We left home around 5 p.m. It took us


Johu. II. Ilneen and Fletcher Williams. back row. along with Iames and Joan Graves. Jada holding Otis), Jasmine and
Jluohua \\Wlliha Ill. evlacluIt.ed 1rom New OrIcans to Gretin for the second lime in three years. Photo by Alice DuPont


three to four hours to get out of New
Orleans. It took us about 17 hours to get
here. Traffic was bumper to bumper;
they'd block off sections of 1-10 periodi-
cally. I guess to keep the traffic moving
and in some places near Mobile, if you got
off you couldn't get back on. at least not at
that exit," he said.
The Williamses were relieved that
Gustav didn't cause the damage that was
initially anticipated. They didn't have time
to get the pre-cut lumber to board up their


windows and Williams said he locked up,
picked tiup the in-laws and headed for his
parents' house.
"I'm hoping we get the green light to go
back home by Wednesday," he said.
Three years ago. James Graves had
major surgery weeks before the storm hit
and the trip was especially hard on him.
"I'm a lot better than I was three years
ago. I feel really good," lie said.
When the family arrived in Quincy
Saturday morning, they stopped by


McDonald's for breakfast.
"This lady came up to me and asked if
we were from New Orleans. She asked if
we had a place to stay and if we needed
anything." Williams said.
The lady was Gretna City
Councilwoman Helen Franks, whose son.
Reginald, was Williams' classmate from
elementary through high school.
"I told her who I was and that we were
going to my parents' house, It made me
feel good that she did that." he said.


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2 The Gadsden County Times September 4, 2008


Local agencies to receive funding


Gadsden County volunteers com-
pleted the United Way of the Big
Bend Gadsden community invest-
ment process recently, and the
funds will soon be distributed to 30
human-service agencies that pro-
vide services in Gadsden County.
A group of knowledgeable
Gadsden volunteers spent many
hours at the Thomas Memorial
Baptist Church in Quincy to ensure
the $166,472.07 was allocated in a
fair and unbiased manner so that
these select agencies can provide
services for local people in need
throughout the year.
The 2008 Gadsden County
Agencies, their telephone numbers
and types of services they offer are
as follows:
211 Big Bend (24-hour crisis,
suicide and HIV/AIDS hotline)
Ability 1st (575-9621,
Assistance to persons with disabili-
ties)
The Alzheimer's Project (386-
2778, Full range of resource servic-
es including counseling, referral
and support groups)
American Red Cross. Capital
Area Chapter (878-6080, Disaster,
health, safety, emergency, volun-
teer, youth, military services)
America's Second Harvest of
the Big Bend (562-3033, Provides
surplus food to the needy through
nonprofit agencies)
Big Bend Cares (656-2437,
Provides education and compre-
hensive support to people infected
with or affected by HIV/AIDS)
Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
(574-2288, Building houses in part-
nership with families in need)
Big Bend Homeless Coalition
(576-5566, Provides resources to
people experiencing homelessness,
and vulnerable and at-risk individ-
uals)
Big Bend Hospice (878-5310,
Patient/family hospice care and
bereavement)
* Big Brothers Big Sisters (386-
6002, Provides mentors for chil-
dren from single parent families)
* Boy Scouts of America,
Suwanee River Area Council (576-
4146, Youth leadership develop-,
ment and prevention programs)
* Boys and Girls Clubs of
the Big Bend (656-8100, Activities


and education for local youth)
Brehon Institute for Family
Services (656-7110, Shelter foi
homeless pregnant women, servic-
es for at-risk families)
Catholic Charities of Northwest
Florida (222-2180, Family assis-
tance program)
Children's Home Society (921-
0772, Provide mentoring to chil-
dren of incarcerated parents and
adoption services)
Early Learning Coalition of the
Big Bend (385-0551, Provides
early learning and school readiness
programs for children)
Elder Care Services (921-5554,
Comprehensive programs for sen-
ior citizens in need)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
(383-1144, Serves middle and high
school students and aims to teach
honesty, respect for authority, racial
harmony, selflessness, sexual
responsibility, and substance abuse
prevention)
Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend (386-2131,
Camps, inner city program and
other programs to encourage
healthy lifestyles)
Havana Technology Learning
Center (539-1315, Provides educa-
tional services and after-school
activities for low-income children)
Legal Services of North Florida
(385-5007, Legal assistance and
counsel for low-income persons)
Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden
(875-8680, Adult tutoring in read-
ing, writing, and speaking)
Mothers In Crisis (222-7705,
Provides networks of support and
encouragement for families to live
drug-free lives)
Neighborhood Health Services
(224-2469, Indigent healthcare and
education services to low-income
and homeless individuals)
Office of the Public Guardian
(487-4609, Provides guardianship
services to vulnerable or incapaci-
tated adults who have no resources
to obtain a guardian to safeguard
their civil rights)
* Redeemed (627-0251, Provides
transitional services to ex-offenders
upon re-entry into the community,
in .an effort to break the cycle of
incarceration)
* Refuge. House (681-2111,


Assistance for victims of domestic
and sexual violence, including safe
shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline)
Sickle Cell Foundation (222-
2355, To increase the knowledge
and understanding of sickle cell
disease)
The Shelter (224-9055, Provides
emergency shelter and meals for
the homeless)
We Care Network (942-5215,
Provides timely access to specialty
medical care for low-income peo-
ple).
The Gadsden County
Community Investment Team
included Dana Sigrest-Wester,
Chris Erde, Nesta Cumbie and
Vivian Howard.
The team's agency review
process includes several compo-
nents that take time to complete
properly. Gadsden agencies or new
applicants submit an application to
remain or become a UWBB
agency for Gadsden. This applica-
tion is comprised of a description of
their progruns offered to clients,
numbers of clients served in that
county, how the lives of their local
clients change for the better
because of their programs, budget
information on the agency, and a
list of their board of directors. The
team also studies their budgets and
hears testimonials from clients
and/oF agency volunteers. Upon
completion, they determine which
agencies and how much will be
funded for that particular year.
"It's inspiring to see these volun-
teers in Gadsden take time out of
their busy schedules to go through
this agency review process," said
Millie Smith, UWBB campaign
manager for Gadsden. "This
process is critical to ensuring that
these funds are allocated properly
and make the most impact in this
county. We're very proud of the
bottom-line results these agencies
are producing and how they help
people in need throughout Gadsden
County."
For more information about
becoming a UWBB volunteer or
the agencies funded.in this process,
call Millie Smith at 414-8825 or
Arnold McKay at 414-0844. For
more county information, visit
UWBB online at www.uwbb.org.


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CITY ...Continued from Page 1


months ago, the city's code
enforcement officer, Gerald
McSwain Jr., resigned to return to
a former place of employment.
He currently is a code enforce-
ment consultant.
The only person remaining in the
department is Cory Wilhoit,
inspector.
Professionals who depend on
inspections to complete services
were outraged that McLean sug-
gested outsourcing the depart-
ment and expressed their con-
cerns to commissioners.
"Outsourcing anything out of
Gadsden County doesn't need to
happen. My tax money will be
going to someone who will take it
out of the county," said Auburn
Ford Sr.
Long-time plumbing business
operator Jessie Kenon defended
Wilhoit's position.
"We've got a very good inspec-
tor. He'll come out of Saturday
while you all are lying in bed. I'd
rather pay higher fees and keep
this man," he said.
Contractor Brian Scruggs


agreed that Wilhoit is an asset to
the city. He said that outsourcing
the department could result in
delays that will eventually cause
those people who provide servic-
es to lose money.
"We need to have a heart. Don't
let this man go," urged James
Byrd of Byrd and Sons Heating
and Cooling.
McLean said the responsive bid-
ders were Nova Engineering and
. Environment and Penuel
Consulting LLC and Wilhoit.
Two firms submitted bids for all
six services, but Wilhoit only bid-
ded on the building code compli-
ance inspections and code
enforcement.
Commissioner Finley Cook
expressed surprise that the action
had gone as far as the bidding
process. He said that it was his
understanding that McLean
would bring back more informa-
tion and that the commission
would make the decision to out-
source or try to find other ways to
save the nearly $3 million needed
to get the city's finances in order.


DROUGHT ...Cont from Page 1


Other parts of the southern half
of the state are experiencing
what-is considered normal water
levels.
In the southwestern portion of
the state, conditions are also
reflected in the
modified outdoor "Thes
watering limita-
tions, which didn't
restricts watering
to one day a week drought
and irrigation only
between 8 a.m. and statl
6 p.m. Georgi"
In Northeast
Florida, although did I
water levels in
most lakes and "-Dav
groundwater moni-
toring wells had increased, the
levels are still well below aver-
age. Outdoor watering is
restricted to two days per
week ,with irrigation only
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
In Northwest Florida, condi-
tions have dictated voluntary


#Gadsden County 4-H held its annual awards banquet at the Livestock Pavilion in Quincy Aug. 28. Clubs, leaders, parent volunteers and
members were presented with awards for appreciation, participation, merit and excellence. The club recognized its 15-year volunteers,
shown above. The club has two graduating seniors, Mallory'Creel and Lauren Taylor. shown at top.


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weeks with the advent of
Tropical Storm Fay, which
brought flooding to many areas
of the county. Some local areas
received as much as 10-plus
inches of rain, causing lakes and
rivers 'to overflow
rains and cause flood-
ing. In some parts
Snd the of Florida and
Georgia, the storm
Sin the produced as much
-of as 20 inches of
O rain.
But it According to the
F e d e r a 1
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Management
SStocksbury Agency, several
area rivers were at
or above flood stage prior to
Fay: St. Marks, Ochlocknee and
Sopchoppy.
In Georgia, Fay's deluge of
rain improved stream flows and
pastures, and raised the levels of
some of the state's major reser-
voirs, including Lake Lanier.


water use reduction, and \Nhich i-. the, mainx.sou .
inlcre.ing waier le e4-.ugh.--drine .wing-.wtat for Atlaneta
some relief through the month dents, said state climatologist
of July. David Stocksbury.
Throughout Gadsden County "These rains didn't end the
and the surrounding areas, water drought in the state of Georgia,":
levels have increased in recent he said. "But it did help."


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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces its final budget hearing, to',
which all interested persons are invited.

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Time: 6:00 P..

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

PURPOSE:
WORKSHOP: A hearing for Board members to discuss and act
on the budget, village rate and other such business as may be
ready for consideration.

A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise contacting:
The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr. Reginald C. James,
Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.. Quincy, Florida
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and evidence upon which the appeal is to bhe based.
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As long as we think, we can be better than we are. :

By Alice DuPont, Editor




Contemplation


A community loses a hero,


learns to appreciate the others


Our office the Friday afternoon
before Fay came to town so that
employees who live in Tallahassee
could get home before the bad
weather set in and before tress and
power lines started dropping, as we
had been warned to expect.
Well, closing the office certainly
didn't mean I didn't have to work.
Dutifully I got my pad and pens and
headed out to the 3:15 p.m. briefing at
the Emergency Management Office.
I wasn't surprised when I saw
bucket trucks coming through town,
yellow hard hats lined the front dash
boards and yellow raincoats hung
from hooks in the back windows. It's
a common sight when storms are
approaching. From experience they
know that trees will fall on power
lines and that residents will lose
power. Without power the lives of
some will be threatened. I'm not
talking about getting lights to read by
or keeping refrigerators cold. I'm
talking people whose lives depend on
oxygen, and the elderly who need to
keep medications at a certain
temperature, or people with sick
babies.
. I have always had a healthy respect
for the men who are called to work on
power lines and do what's needed
during a storm to make our families
and us safe. I have seen them work,
without complaining, for hours on end
during storms.
That's why when the news came that
Curtis King had been killed that
Friday afternoon many people,
especially those who knew him, were
in a state of shock. It's never
happened in our little community. The
storm, with its gusts of wind of up to


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40 miles per hour, swooped down and
took one of our own.
People cursed Fay and called her
some not-so-flattering names. They
wished that she had never come and
that she had left this community
intact. They wished, like me, that she
had not robbed the King family, the
Talquin Electric family and the bigger
family of Gadsden County residents.
He and others risked their lives
every time they went out. We need to
be appreciative of what these men do
to make us safe by getting our utilities
up and running at their own peril.
Whenever I see workers up in one of
those bucket trucks, 1 thank God for
them and the work they do routinely.
I didn't really know King. I
remember seeing him on occasion
when he worked for the city of
Quincy. But, when I attended the
funeral Monday, I saw many of his
friends and from my knowledge of
them, I knew what kind of person he
must have been.
Listening to Robin Ryals talk about
the man he worked with for years let
me know that he was a man with a
humorous streak who could make you
laugh. But more than that, King came
through as a loyal husband, devoted
father, uncommon friend and a
faithful member of Thomas Memorial
Baptist Church.
His daughter. Kendall, sang three
beautiful songs. Like many in the
sanctuary, I don't know how she. at
14 years old. was able to do it. There
were few dry eyes in the house as she
paid tribute to he father in song.
I think that we have lost a good one
with the death of Curtis King.


H unker down
withK eS


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.


Well, here's what I have
learned from the games of the
XXIX Olympiad in Beijing.
Don't get in a foot race with
anyone from Jamaica. The
female Chinese gymnasts have
apparently found the Fountain
of Youth. If the reds flags are
flying at the beach and you're
stupid enough to get in the
water, you'd be well advised to
have Michael Phelps at your
side. And there is a real country
out there somewhere named
Bhutan.
I'm not sure I understand
why baseball, basketball, beach
volleyball and water polo are
now Olympic sports. I don't
remember any free throws or
extra base hits on the plains of
Marathon. I suppose they are-
called the "modern" games for
good reason.
The contestants were in such
magnificent shape. Youth and
beauty were well served in
these Olympics. And there was
just enough sprinkling of "older
folks" to give the 40-plus crowd
a ray of hope. There were plen-
ty of "feel good" and "under
dog" stories to warm every
heart. And enough split-second
loses and almost wins to keep
the whole thing human. We
endured the usual claims of
"doping" and "counter doping"
we've come to expect when the
whole world competes. And we
found one taekwondo guy who
might have forgotten the "spir-
it" of the games.
Shucks, we had enough ingre-
dients in this thing for a
Shakespearean play.
It all kinda reminded me of
gully jumping back home. It
was one of our favorite "sum-


"Do or do not; there is no try."
-Yoda, "Star Wars"

By Angye Morrison, Managing Edit. r



Allegedly Speakin


I learned about selflessness

from a group of GCI inmates


I recently received a letter from a
female inmate at Gadsden
Correctional Institute. In the letter,
the woman wrote how she and her
fellow inmates have raised more than
$100,000 for several area charities.
In recent years, the women have
raised more than $40,000 for the
American Heart Association, more
than $ 1,500 for Hurricane Katrina
victims, more than $18,000 to support
Girl Scouts and more than $6,900 for
the American Cancer Society. There
were several other donations to other
national organizations, but the women
worked to support local organizations
as well, such as Christmas Wishes
Adopt-A-Family, Investing in Our
Youth and the East Gadsden High
School cheerleaders.
In October, the women will partici-
pate in the fifth annual Gadsden
Correctional Facility Heart Walk. The
group participatedcin last year's
event, and raised more than $19,000.
The woman who wrote the letter said
that this year her group, named the
Queen of Hearts, hope to surpass that
amount.
I have to say that 1 was shocked and
surprised. I was astounded at the
amount of money these women had
raised. What a wonderful way for
them to spend time while incarcerat-
ed.
I guess this concept caught me off-
guard because I've watched way too
many movies about people in prison.
We all know the drill. The inmates


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sure. Buddy Wiggleton declared
it a world record in the short
jump-long fall category.
You could back up as far as
you wanted on the start. Speed
was pretty important if you had
any hope of propelling yourself
across. And listen, you didn't
have to clear the ditch. The
rules only stated that you had to
make it to the other side. If you
landed a little short and hit face
first into the side of the bank all
you needed was your hand on
top of the cliff. If you pulled
yourself up you were declared
on the other side. The one hand
above the rim rule applied and
was universally accepted. We
didn't need a panel of judges to
tell us who made it and who
didn't.
Doping was not only legal, it
was encouraged. Everyone was
seeking that "little something
extra" to give them an edge.
We'd drink a Coke-Cola before
going down to the gully. It was
a good source of quick energy.
Yogi would eat a Baby Ruth.
He allowed it had more sugar
than a Coke. Dr. Pepper was
thought by some to be the best
"quicker picker-upper" on the
market. We didn't know glu-
cose from triglycerides back in
those days but I would have
tried anything short of cod liver
oil if l thought it would help me
get to the other side.
There were no silly age limits.
Richard Gooch was several
years younger than us. But we
let him enter every day. And he
could get a little over half-way
across before falling into the
water. But if he was game to
try, no one in our group would


are tough, tattooed and violent. They
don't care about anyone but them-
selves, and they certainly don't care
about charities. I suppose that influ-
ence affected me; it made me think
that everyone that serves time in
prison is just like the men and women
I've seen on the big screen. How
wrong I was...
Working for the benefit of others
teaches lessons that no other activity
can. It teaches you to look outside of
yourself and think of others. I think
it's highly appropriate that women
who have committed a crime would
be engaged in this type of activity.
After all, committing a crime is a
selfish act it's about doing what you
want to do, no matter what the conse-
quences or who it might harm.
One thing that stood out about the
letter was the sense of pride that
came through. It was clear that the
woman who wrote it was quite proud
of her team's effort, as well as the
effort put forth by the other teams.
So while these women are serving
their sentences, they are learning
about selflessness. When they are
released, they will have learned what
many of us haven't by giving you
receive. There are a lot of people who
will never get that even though they
have never set foot in a prison cell.
So to the Queen of Hearts team, I'd
like to commend you for your out-
standing efforts. By making the best
of a horrible situation, you've set an
example for us all.


ever discourage him. Leon and
Nicky Joe, the oldest two we
had, tried to help. Leon grabbed
Richard by the arms. Nick got
his feet and they proceeded to
sling him to the other side. To
everyone's delight, he almost
made it.
We did argue about girls in
this competition. Most of us
were against allowing them.
Mary E. Pendleton would beat
us up if we didn't let the girls
play. It didn't take an executive
committee to declare them in.
The real problem with the girls
was Emily Scarbrough could
jump that ditch. Can you imag-
ine our embarrassment? And to
rub salt into the wound, Emily
was a year younger than me. In
our meager comer of the uni-
verse gold medals and worldly
fame paled in comparison to
getting out-jumped by a girl.
And we truly upheld the spirit
of the Olympics. Until one of
us thought we got shafted. Leon
liked to roll a crabapple across
your path just as you went to
jump. Ricky Gene would get in
the ditch and hit you with a
water filled balloon as you
cleared the bank. There were no
disqualifications in our games.
There were plenty of fights. We
believed like the tae kwon do
guy. If it wasn't going your
way, kick somebody. If you
couldn't medal in gully jump-
ing, maybe you could do a little
better in clawing and scratch-
ing.
There is nothing quite like the
Olympics. Unless, of course.
you consider Mary E's flying
take off as she attempted to hurl
all of herself across that ditch.


mer" games. "Gully jumping"
was fairly high on our list of
Olympic contests because we
had such a good ditch to work
with. We were a little like the
early Greeks in that regard. We
made use of the natural terrain.
We would pick a narrow
place, 18 to'20 feet across. The
objective was ridiculously (and
sometimes painfully) obvious.
We'd line up on the railroad
track side of the ditch, take a
long running start and try to
hurl ourselves across the open
space so as to land on the Como
Road side of that wide abyss.
We naturally had rules to gov-
ern our contests. But we kept
them to a minimum. We were
too busy trying to get across the
ditch. There was no take-off
line, so you couldn't foul before
you started. The starting point
was the side of the gully. And
believe it or not, Tommy Sexton
once missed it. He tried to get a
half-step. closer to the edge and
stepped off the side and fell
face first down the near side of
the ditch. We thought he'd bro-
ken his cotton-picking neck for


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Learn from

our elders

'For most of us, no one provided
a more vital link to our heritage
and family history than our grand-
parents. Wherever they were
from and no matter their back-
ground, our grandparents provided
a first-person connection to our
past.
Whether by birth or through
adoption, grandparents are treas-
ures deserving of honor and
respect. Like all of us, none were
perfect, but most were there for us
when we needed them most.
The wisdom of our elders is
irrefutable. I distinctly remember
so many ways my
grandparents, especially my dear
Grandma Minnie, influenced me
by example. Here are some life
lessons I learned at her kitchen
table....
Love knows no boundary.
Keeping close to the people you
love and learning to love them
without having to love everything
they do, is the key to family
strength. "You don't have to be
perfect to be loved." Minnie held
tight to those she needed and those
who needed her.
An open door is an open heart.
Minnie's kitchen table was a place
where others came to eat and be
fed spiritually. If a neighbor or
their family bad a problem, she
was there for them. "If I needed
them, I'd hope for the same treat-
ment." The golden rule cannot
tarnish.
Waste not; want not. Finishing
our meals or saving leftovers for
another time is one of the most
compelling constants for our eld-
ers. Many remembered the pangs
of deprivation, so therefore valued
the food on their plates and the
treasure ofhaving enough to eat
for everyone. Minnie always
made a little extra, just in case an
unexpected visitor came for din-
ner.
Charity begins at home. As little
as they had, our grandparents
always seemed to find a way to
help others in need. Minnie had a
tin can in which she would drop
coins..."a little something for
those with less than us." Their
example of giving, both through
volunteer time and money provid-
ed the family a clear sense of
appreciating the value of what we
had. Reaching across the street as
a way of helping others is good
for them and us, too!
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
A clean home is the symbol of
how we should conduct our lives
in the sight of others. Minnie
swept the sidewalk in front of her
house almost every day. "When
our guests come to our door, they
should have a clear and welcom-
ing path." Picking up after our-
selves so those who follow us
have a clean path is a great lesson
personally and environmentally.
Progress comes in little steps.
Expecting too much too soon is
unreasonable. "A drop plus a drop
fills up the pot" was among
Minnie's favorite phrases. Every
day is another opportunity to take
positive steps.. .for family and for
community. Her crocheting and
knitting prowess proved that each
stitch is essential to make a beauti-
ful garment.
Don't leave politics up to some-
one else. As an immigrant girl.
Minnie felt the sting of discrimi-
nation and injustice. She was a
suffiagist as a young woman, and
upon becoming a naturalized citi-
zen, she voted for the first time in
1920.
Minnie celebrated that right by
never missing an election in her
life. Even into her 90s, when she
had to helped into the voting
booth, she did her duty with digni-
ty. "Power is not given, it's won
with courage and hard work," she
said.
Resting is a reward for working
hard. Minnie earned her test, and
made the time to relax, listen to
music, observe nature, or read for
pleasure. "Too much of anything
isn't good." When the Sabbath
cane, Minnie understood that her


rest provided the emotional and
physical renewal she needed for a
productive week ahead.
Jack Levine is the finauidr of the 4
Generations Institute in T7ilduhasse,.


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Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Arrests
Micheal McClendon: Burglary of conveyance, grand theft, poss. cocaine w/in 1,000 feet of public housing and criminal mischief
Robert Rapen: Burglary of structure, grand theft
Javaris Harris: Aggravated assault w/deadly weapon, three counts, and battery, two counts
Bryan Davis: Burglary of structure, grand theft
Howard Marshall: Court order revoked/poss. of cocaine
Willie Baker: Domestic battery
Ruby Baker: Domestic battery
Juan Carmargo: FTA/DWLSR, aggravated batter, FTA/Flee or elude
Jonathan Glen Harrelson: Lewd and lascivious molestation
Odon Garza: Burglary of conveyance, grand theft, felony.criminal mischief
Jamie Pollard: Burgarly of structure, poss. of burglary tools, grand theft
Montrel.l Moses: Aggravated battery, burglary of dwelling, person assaulted'
Sanchez Harris: VOP/Poss. of controlled substance, marijuana
Tovoris Claridy: FTA/Escape, domestic battery
Abram Cooks: VOP/DWSLR, FTA/DWLSR
Bridget Bryane: VOP/PWBC
Conlandra Davis: Aid and abetting a fugitive
Note: Listing in this column does not imply guilt or admission to any crime. Information supplied by the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.


Don't be a victim:


If you're like most
teenagers, you spend a lot of
time on a cell phone or
instant messenger chatting
with friends and uploading
photos, videos, and, music to
websites. You may have
online friends whom you've
never met in person, with
whom you play games and
exchange messages. Teens'
lives exist in a variety of
places such as school hall-
ways, part-time jobs and
friends' houses. Now many
teens also have lives on the
Internet. And bullying has
followed teens online.
Online bullying, called
cyberbullying, happens
when teens use the Internet,
cell phones, or other devices
to send or post text or
images intended to hurt or
embarrass another person.
Cyberbullying is a problem
'that affects almost half of all
American teens. Whether
you've been a victim of
cyberbullying, know someone who has been
cyberbullied, or have even cyberbullied
yourself, there are steps you and your
friends can take to stop cyberbullying and
stay cyber-safe.
Being a victim of cyberbullying can be a
common and painful experience. Some
youth who cyberbully: '
Pretend they are other people online to
trick others.
Spread lies and rumors about victims.
Trick people into revealing personal
information.
Send or forward mean text messages.
Post pictures of victims without their
consent.
When teens were asked why they think
others cyberbully, 81 percent said that
cyberbullies think it's funny. Other teens
believe that youth who cyberbully.
* Don't think it's a big deal.
* Don't think about the consequences.
* Are encouraged by friends.


* Think everybo
* Think they wo
Contrary to what
cyberbullying is a
variety of reaction
have reacted in p(
vent cyberbullyini
* Blocking co
cyberbully,


delete cyberbullying

........- e help, save all comrmunica-
tion with the cyberbully and
talk to a parent, teacher, law
enforcement officer or other
adult you trust.
Teens have figured out
h i ways to prevent cyberbully-
ing. Follow in the footsteps
of other quick-thinking
teens and:
Refuse to pass along
cyberbullying messages.
Tell friends to stop
cyberbullying.
Block communication
with cyberbullies.
Report cyberbullying to
a trusted adult.
You can also help pre-
vent cyberbullying by:
Speaking with other stu-
dents, as well as teachers
and school administrators,
to develop rules against
cyberbullying.
Raising awareness of
the cyberbullying problem
in your community by hold-
ing an assembly and creat-
ody cyberbullies. ing fliers to give to younger kids or parents.
n't get caught. Sharing NCPC's anti-cyberbullying
t cyberbullie may believe, message with friends.
big deal, and can cause a Don't forget that even though you can't see
ons in teens. Some teens a cyberbully or the bully's victim, cyberbul-
ositive ways to try to pre- lying causes real problems. If you wouldn't
g'by say it in person, don't say it online. Delete
mmunication with the cyberbullying. Don't write it. Don't forward
it.


* Deleting messages without reading them.
* Talking to a friend about the bullying,
* Reporting the problem to an Internet
service provider or website moderator.
Many youth experience a variety of emo-
tions when they are cyberbullied. Youth who
are cyberbullied report feeling angry, hurt,
embarrassed, or scared. These emotions can
cause victims to react in ways such as:
* Seeking revenge on the bully.
* Avoiding friends and activities.
* Cyberbullying themselves.
Some teens feel threatened because they


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is cyberbullying them.
Although cyberbullies
may think they are
anonymous, they can
be found. If you are
cyberbullied or
harassed and need


Remember that the Internet is accessed by
millions of people all over the world, not
just your friends and family. While many
Internet users are friendly, some may want
to hurt you. Below are some ways to stay
cyber-safe:
* Never post or share your personal infor-
mation online (this includes your full name,
address, telephone number, school name.
parents' names,' credit card number, or
Social Security number) or your friends'
personal information.
* Never share your Internet passwords
with anyone except your parents.
* Never meet anyone face-to-face whom
you only know online.
* Talk to your parents about what you do'
online.
Information provided by the National
Crime Prevention Council.


The Gadsden County Times September 4, 2008 5

Miami man dies after struck

by 2 vehicles on Interstate 10


By ANGYE MORRISON
Times Managing Editor

A Miami man died after being
struck by two vehicles on.
Interstate 10 Saturday.
Hector Perez, 35, was walking
on the north side of the east-
bound lane in the grass median.
According to a report from the
Florida Highway Patrol, for
unknown reasons, Perez stepped
onto the roadway into the path
of the first vehicle, driven by
Heriberto Martinez, 48, of
Hialeah.


The bumper of Martinez' car
struck Perez as the car traveled
westbound on I-10.
The driver of the second vehi-
cle, Jospeh J. Sereno, 40, or
Manchester, N.H., could not see
Perez, and therefore struck him
a second time.
Both Martinez and Sereno
were wearing seatbelts at the
time of the incident, and FHP
reports indicated that neither of
the men had been drinking.
According to the report, infor-
mation regarding whether Perez
had been drinking is pending.


Tetanus shots may be

needed by some residents


after the storr
With the amount of debris left
by a tropical storm or hurricane,
Floridians working on cleanup
efforts could be at risk of sus-
taiinin injuries. Below is infor-
mation on who may or may not
need to receive a vaccination:
If you have not had a cut or
wound, you do not require
tetanus vaccination regardless
of your exposure to floodwaters.
If you sustain a laceration
and/or puncture wound and
have not had a tetanus vaccina-
tion within the past 10 years,
you will need a tetanus booster.
If you have an especially
serious wound, then you should
receive a tetanus booster within
five years of last vaccination.
,* If you -sustain a wound or
deep cut that concerns you, seek
medical attention. Medical
attention is required to deter-
mine if a tetanus booster is
needed.
Proper wound care is essen-
tial for all cuts and lacerations
regardless of exposure to flood-
waters.
Tetanus, commonly called
lockjaw, is a bacterial disease
that affects the nervous system.
It is contracted through a cut or
wound that becomes contami-
nated with tetanus bacteria. The
bacteria can penetrate even a
tiny pinprick or scratch, but


deep puncture wounds or cuts,
like those made by nails, knives
or barbed wire, are especially
susceptible to infection with
tetanus. Tetanus bacteria are
present worldwide and are com-
monly found in soil, dust and
manure. Infection with tetanus
causes severe muscle spasms,
leading to "locking" of the jaw
so that the patient cannot open
his/her mouth or swallow and
may even lead to death by suffo-
cation.
Tetanus is not transmitted from
person to person.
Common first signs of tetanus
are headache and muscular stiff-
ness in the jaw (lockjaw) fol-
lowed by stiffness of the neck,
difficulty in swallowing, rigidity
of abdominal muscles, spasms,
sweating and fever.
Symptoms usually begin eight
days after the infection but may
range in onset from three days to
three weeks.
Individuals deployed to work
on recovery efforts are encour-
aged to contact- their primary
care provider or local CHD prior
to deployment if they feel they
need a tetanus shot.
For further information, con-
tact the Gadsden County Health
Department at 875-7200 or visit
.www.doh.state .fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org.


Farmer payment program

deadlines this month


Producers/farmers are remind-
ed they have until Sept. 30, 2008
to sign up for the 2008 Direct
and Counter-cyclical Payment
Program.
USDA computes DCP pay-
ments using base acres and pay-
ment yields established for each
farm. Eligible producers receive
direct payments at rates estab-
lished by statute regardless of
market prices. For 2008., eligible
producers may request to receive
an advance payment of 22 per-
cent of the direct payment for
each commodity associated with
the farm. USDA will issue
advance direct payments as soon
as practical after enrollment.
Final direct payments will be
issued after Oct. 1. Counter-
cyclical payments vary depend-


ing on market prices, and are
issued only when the. effective
price for a commodity is below
its target price (which takes into
account the direct payment rate,
market price and loan rate).
Since 2002, USDA has issued
approximately $40 billion in
DCP payments to America's
agricultural producers.
Participants must submit the
completed DCP contract or have
at least one producer or the
owner's signature on the applica-
tion by Sept. 30, to be eligible
for DCP payments. Applications
filed after this date will not be
approved.
Additional information on
DCP signup is available at your
local USDA Farm Service
Center.


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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 Jefferson 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.
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FWC officers deploy for Louisiana search and rescue


As Hurricane (Gustav pounded
the northern Gulf 'Coast Monday,
34 law enforcement personnel
froin the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission assembled at Milton
High School in Milton to move inl
behind the storm.
The FWC deployed 31 officers,
two mechanics and a radio tech-
nician to assist local authorities in
Louisiana with search and rescue
w


operations during the critical two
to three days alter the brunt of the
hurricane. The FIWC officers had
22 small, shallow-draft boats in
tow and othilier eqtitipnent to find
and rescue stranded people.
Louisiana officials have agreed
to reimburse Florida for the cost
of the assistance.
"We have the equipment, the
training and the experience to
help our friends in Louisiana sur-


vive this storm." FIWC chairman
Rodney alrrelo said. "That car-
ries witi it the moral obligation
to do our part for them, and they
can count on s to do all we canll
without putting our own residents
al risk."
Gov. Charlie Crist, who also
made resources from other state
agencies available for the opera-
tion, accompanied the FWC con-
voy from the Santa Rosa County


high school to the Alabama state
line.
FWC Maj. 'Curtis Brown and
Maj. Brett Norton will command
the agency's search and rescue
efforts and direct officers to trou-
ble spots identified by Louisiana
officials.
FWC personnel on the scene
include the agency's special
operations groups from the
Northwest and North Central


regions. Special operations
groups are FWC officers with
special training and equipment to
assist in natural and man-made
disasters and who have agreed to
deployment at any time, regard-
less of their own situations at
home.
Three years ago, the officers
moved in to Mississippi in the
wake of Hurricane Katrina with
crucial law enforcement and life-


saving rescue efforts. Local agen-
cies lost all their emergency
equipment, vehicles, vessels and
communications and relied on
the FWC for help.
Meanwhile, FWC leaders are
keeping an eye on Tropical Storm
Hanna as it approaches Florida.
Other FWC resources are on
standby and the FWC units in
Louisiana will return to Florida if
needed to cope with that storm.


Dollar General now open


in Midway on Hwy. 90


Shoppers in Midway now have a new place to
shop for basic consumable merchandise at
everyday low prices since Dollar. General
opened its new store at 31285 U.S. Highway
90.
The grand opening is scheduled to begin Sept.
6 at 9 a.m. and continue through Sept. 7. The
new, 9,014-square-foot store employs approxi-
mately six to 10 people.
The new Dollar General features a fresh lay-
out, designed to make shopping easier and sim-
pler for customers.
Some of the store's new features include a
permanent treasure hunt section, seasonal prod-
ucts featured in the center of the store, easily
recognizable departments with visible signage
and greater convenience to the coolers located
at the front of the store.
Dollar General stores offer convenience and
value to customers, by providing a focused
selection of national brands and private brands
of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning


supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty
care products. About a third of the merchandise
in Dollar General is sold for just $1 or less.
Dollar General gives its customers more than
everyday low prices on basic merchandise they
need every day. A longtime supporter of litera-
cy, Dollar General takes a grassroots approach
to supporting this cause. All Dollar General
stores serve as a place where anyone can find
out where to learn to read; where to take
General Education Diploma classes and the
GED test; or where to learn to speak and/or
write English. In-store brochures feature a per-
forated reply card, pre-addressed and pre-
stamped to ProLiteracy America.
Upon receiving the cards, the organization
distributes the referrals to the appropriate adult
education office in each state, making sure the
right service is provided for each person's par-
ticular need.
Dollar General is a leading discount retailer
with more than 8,000 neighborhood stores.


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Local sports art exhibit captures


Event of the Year award in Alabama


The Art of' Competition is the
largest comprehensive sports
exhibit in Alabama. 11 debuted
at Gadsden's NMary G. Hardin
Center for Cultural Arts in
February and will continue
through Nov. 9. Recently the
exhibit captured the Event of the
Year award from the Alabama
Department of Tourism.
Now for the final weeks,
Tuscaloosa sports artist Rick
Rush has joined the exhibit and
will be featured with four origi-
nal paintings in the exhibit hall.
The paintings are on loan from a
private collector.
"Sugar Bowl 1978: Alabama
vs. Ohio State spotlights the
1978 post-season game between
the University of Alabama
Crimson Tide and the Ohio
State Buckeyes.
This was the first and only
game in which America 's two
legendary coaches, Paul "Bear"
Bryant and Woody Hayes,
would meet.
"You Better Pass captures
the famous 1979 Sugar Bowl


game between Alabama and
Penn Stale. The moment is after
a late offensive and Penn State
was threatening on the goal line.
"Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant"
highlights 'the historic game
Alabama and Auburn on Nov.
28. 1981 when Bryant became
the winningest college football
coach ever.
"Tradition of Champions," has
Shaun Alexander, one of
Alabama 's greatest players, set
against a backdrop of Crimson
Tide landmarks and memories
to produce a unique work that is
drenched in all the tradition,
pride and excitement of
Alabama football.
Bobby Welch, executive direc-
tor for the Center for Cultural
Arts, was delighted to work the
Rick Rush Art to bring an addi-
tional sports element to the
exhibit. He commented, "We
hope that those who saw the
exhibit earlier this year will
come back to enjoy the artwork.
And those who have been pro-
crastinating will now have an


extra push to come see the entire
display."
The team at Rick Rush Art is
equally excited about the
remaining weeks of the exhibit.
Don Rush, brother of Rick Rush
and president of Jireh
Publishing, added "College
football and particularly
Alabama football have always
been an important part of Rick's
work. We were thrilled to
receive the invitation to join this
exhibit."
The Mary G. Hardin Center
for Cultural Arts is located at
501 Broad Street in downtown
Gadsden. Admission for the
sports exhibit is $5 for adults
and $4 for children. Members
are admitted free.
The center is open Monday
through Friday 9 a.m. 6 p.m. ;
Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; and
Sunday, I p.m.- 5 p.m. Go
online at www.culturalarts.org
for more information.
For more information on Rick
Rush Art, visit www.rick-
rushart.com.


State park to host quilt show and sale


The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park will celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the
Suwannee River Quilt Show and
Sale Oct. 17-19. More than 200
quilts of all sizes and shapes will
be on display during this three-
day show.
This year's -show theme is
"Turning 20 on the Suwannee."
Quilts will be displayed
throughout the park including
the Stephen Foster Museum, the
Stephen Foster Memorial
Carillon Tower and the park
auditorium. Visitors can enjoy


boutiques, vendors, demonstra-
tions, lectures, food concessions
and door prizes.
A highlight of the weekend
will be the 20th anniversary cel-
ebration and quilt raffle, planned
for Saturday at 2 p.m. A unique
quilt depicting Stephen Foster,
the Suwannee River and many
of the events that take place at
the park, sewn by the Lady of
the Lake Quilting Guild, will be
raffled. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the Cousin Thelma
Boltin Craft & Gift Shop where
the quilt is on display.
Keynote speaker and quilt
show judge Sunnie Malesky will


present a lecture on "My
Father's Side" quilts created in
the mid- to late-1800s on Friday
at 1 p.m. and "Taming the Scrap
Basket" on Saturday at 1 p.m. in
the Stephen Foster Memorial
Carillon Tower. This event is
sponsored by the Stephen Foster
Citizen Support Organization
and regional quilt guilds. Buses
are welcome.
Admission to the show is $3
per person. For more informa-
tion or to learn how to enter a
quilt, please call Kelly Green at
(386) 397-4478 or visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org/step
henfoster.


'Exporting 101' to be hosted locally

by Opportunity Florida office
In an.effort to acquaint busi- The presentation will be made greatly benefit anyone cor
nesses, city and counties with by experts well-versed in the ing moving into the internal
the many opportunities offered field. marketplace. Tours of
in the international market, Exporting 101 will begin by ports will also be included
Opportunity Florida will host a focusing on the reasons to export The sessions are schedule
series of workshops focused on your product and the basic steps Sept. 25 and Oct. 17 at th
exporting products and services, one would need to take. It will Stop Career Center Comn


isider-
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local

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unity


Room in Marianna, 10 a.m. to
noon. It is possible the location
may change if a large number of
responses are received.
The workshops are free of
charge but those who plan to
attend should sign up.
Contact Susan Estes at the
Opportunity Florida office at
718-0453 with any questions or
to sign up.


The Gadsden County Times September 4, 2008 7




FSU fosters 'response-ability'



in autistic children


In a room dubbed the E-WoMP (exploratory
world-music playground) that serves as the cen-
terpiece of the Music-Play Project housed at
Florida State University's College of Music,
children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
are making impressive gains in creativity, emo-
tional regulation and social participation.
FSU ethnomusicologist Michael B. Bakan
likes to call such gains "response-ability." He's
the director of the innovative medical ethnomu-
sicology program, which uses an array of
unusual musical instruments from around the
world for improvisational music-play activities
that help create a unique therapeutic environ-
ment.
"Our program emphasizes ability and person-
hood over disability and 'treatment' and accepts
that there are different ways of interacting, just
as there are different ways of making music in
different cultures," said Bakan, an associate
professor in the College of Music.
"The Music-Play Project fosters the growth of
response-ability, and in turn, happiness, because
it gives children the chance to contribute to the
co-creation of culture who too often are charac-
terized as being incapable of doing so."
Bakan and FSU colleague Benjamin Koen, an
assistant professor of ethnomusicology, devel-
oped, launched and now oversee the interdisci-
plinary project in collaboration with researchers
at the university's Center for Autism and
Related Disabilities and College of Medicine.
The Music-Play Project welcomes children
three at a time to the E-WoMP, where they can
choose from among safety-modified world-
music options such as Balinese gamelan instru-
ments, a West Javanese angklung (tuned bam-
boo-tubes rattle), and a West African gyil (xylo-
phone), among many others.
Less exotic choices might include homemade
shakers, small cymbals and slide-whistles. Soft,
colorful rubber swimming-pool dive sticks are
used as mallets. Bakan describes all the instru-
ments as "high yield for low input" because
they yield satisfying sounds with minimal effort
and require little or no technical competence.
Children can freely explore the creative and
social possibilities in the E-WoMP on their own
terms or with one another, the parent accompa-
nying them. or Bakan and Koen, who as expert
improvisers trained in diverse world music tra-


editions, serve as music-play facilitators.
"By supporting a child's expression and cre-
ativity, following instead of leading, responding
rather than directing, and integrating instead of
teaching, our approach helps children on the
autism spectrum in ways that more directive,
skills development-based interventions, music-
related or otherwise, may not," Bakan said.
Participants in the Music-Play Project are first
evaluated and then referred to the program by
the FSU Center for Autism and Related
Disabilities. To date, there have been three, six-
week programs of weekly, hour-long sessions,
which Bakan and colleagues aim to further
develop and eventually expand.
For a comprehensive overview of the Music-
Play Project there's "Following Frank:
Response-Ability and the Co-Creation of
Culture in a Medical Ethnomusicology Program
for Children on the Autism Spectrum," a paper
that is published in the current (Spring/Summer
2008) edition of the prestigious scholarly jour-
nal Ethnomusicology. Bakan was the lead
author.
"Following Frank" also describes a 2006 study
of the Music-Play Project that focused on a
memorable six-year-old participant called
"Frank" (not his real name), whose autism-
related challenges were profound and pervasive
compared to those of most of his music-play
peers.
Even so, Bakan observed remarkable, positive
changes in the child's response-ability during E-
WoMP sessions that also were evident in his
social interactions at home.
"The medium of free music-play can help chil-
dren with ASD to gain confidence and self-
esteem, and we are seeing this bear fruit not just
in the E-WoMP but also at home, at school and
in peer relationships," Bakan said. "Both in
what it achieves and what it reveals about what
is already there, the Music-Play Project at FSU
is providing a lens through which others can
view these children.as creative and social mak-
ers of culture."
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention estimate that one in 150 U.S. chil-
dren is affected by ASD, which encompasses a
wide range of developmental challenges of
varying degrees in verbal and non-verbal com-
munication and social interaction.


Nominate a pet for the Purple Paw Awards


The Leon County Humane
Society has announced that
Purple Paw Award nominations
for 2008 are now being accept-
ed. Purple Paw Awards recog-
nize animals in our community
who have shown bravery and
courage in the face of adversi-
ty and people who go above
and beyond to promote animal
well being. Visit
www.LCHS.com and click on
the purple paw to submit your
2008 nomination. All nomina-


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19 at 5 p.m.
"If you know someone who
has made a difference in the
life of an animal, maybe a
policeman, animal control offi-
cer or a neighbor, or if you
know a pet that has overcome
unthinkable odds, now is your
chance to recognize them."
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"Visit our Web site and submit
a nomination today. I wish
your nominee the best of
luck!"
Winners will be announced at
the ninth annual Fur Ball on
Oct. 11. The ball, which is the
humane society's largest
fundraiser, is an annual semi-
formal dance and silent auction
with all proceeds directly ben-
efiting animals in our commu-
nity. About 400 people attend
each year, with community
businesses purchasing sponsor-
ships and volunteers putting on
the event. This year's event,
"An Evening in Pawris," will
be held at the University Club
Center beginning at 7 p.m.
Established in 1960, the Leon
County Humane Society is a
non-profit no-kill animal res-
cue organization located in
Tallahassee. Funded 100 per-
cent by community donations,
LCHS hosts a variety of pro-
grams and events to raise
awareness and maintain its
commitment to companion ani-
mals in Leon County. In 2007,
LCHS spayed/neutered more
than 1,200 animals and has
provided permanent homes for
hundreds of animals formerly
housed in area shelters.
For additional information
regarding the 2008 Fur Ball
and Purple Paw Awards, con-
tact the Leon County Humane
Society at 224-9193 or visit
www.LCHS.info.


Public Notice

The Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Budget Workshop on
Monday, September 8, 2008
starting 6:00 p.m.


The Meeting will be held in the
County Commission Chambers
9 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida
09/04/08c


NOTICE OF INTENT

Notice is hereby given to all concerned that the City Commission

of the City of Quincy, Florida intends, at a meeting in City Hall

in Quincy, Florida at 6:00 p,m, on the 10th day of September and

23rd day of September 2008 to consider the enactment of the fol-

lowing proposed ordinances entitled:


AN ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE

EXPENDITURES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE CITY OF

QUINCY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING ON

OCTOBER 1, 2008 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2009;

DESIGNATING THE SOURCES AND REVENUES AND

SAID APPROPRIATIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-

TIVE DATE.


Such ordinance may be inspected by the public at the Office of

the City Clerk in the City Hall in such City. Interested parties

may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the pro-

posed ordinances,


If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the

Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meet-

ing or hearing, he will need a record of proceedings, and for such

purpose, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the pro-

ceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-

dence upon which the appeal is to be heard,



This 30th day of August, A,D. 2008

Sylvia Hick, City Clerk
09/04/08 & 09/1 8/08c








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DUKE over NORTHWESTERN -
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FSU over WESTERN CAROLINA -
Seminoles will romp.
USF over UCF The Bulls have a
solid team.
AUBURN over SOUTHERN MISS -
Tigers too tough for Southern Miss.
SOUTH CAROLINA over VANDER-
BILT Spurrier's group coming along.
WAKE FOREST over MISSISSIPPI -
I love the way Wake Forest plays.
FAU over UAB Going with my old
coach Howard Schnellenberger.
FAMU over DELAWARE STATE -
Taking my alma mater.

I'll take jmy alma mater too, as I take
on Antonio with these picks...
BOSTON COLLEGE over GEOR-


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FLORIDA over MIAMI Canes will
swirl though.
NORTHWESTERN over DUKE -
Wildcats escape Devils.
FSU over WESTERN CAROLINA -
Noles tomahawk W.C.
USF over UCF As I said. I'll take
my alma mater.
AUBURN over SOUTHERN MISS -
The War bunch wins in this hest of
Eagles'.
SOUTH CAROLINA o% er VANDER-
BILT But the ol' ball coach better
have his bunch ready.
WAKE FOREST over MISSISSIPPI -
This %ill be a fun game to \atich
FAU o'er UAB Owls rebound from
Longhom spearing.
DELAWARE STATE over FAMU -
Long Thursday trip for the Rattlers.
I hope it will be a short trip I take to
go 2-0 as Antonio and I differ five
times.


Now I'm getting ready for my second
opponent. Antonio Bradwell had a big
win himself this weekend when his
West Gadsden Panthers defeated South
Walton 28-10. It was Antonio's first
game as the Panthers' head coach, tak-
ing over for legend Robert Jackson.
"The win felt good." Antonio said. -
Raised in Columbia County, Antonio
graduated Columbia high School and
played college football at Louisville
and FAMU. He received his degree
from FAMU and has coached and
taught at Leon, Rickards, East and West
Gadsden before being tapped for the
head job at West Gadsden, where he's
been quite busy implementing his sys-
tem. Not too bus) for his only child,
Darius, I1, who is the apple of
Antonio's eye.
West Gadsden plays at Niceville
Friday night, and while readying for
that game, Antonio took time to ready
for me with these picks...
GEORGIA TECH over BOSTON


Seminole Ramblin's


It's been an on-off-North-
South, windy week. Rain on
and off, wind north and south
at the same time. Two pine
trees were down within 10 feet
of each other, with one point-
ing north and the other point-
ing south.
The Jack Wingate Thursday
Night Big Fish Tournament
out of Wingate's Lunker
Lodge and hosted by the
Hydrilla Gnats Bass Club only
drew 10 boats this past week.
Clint Brown won it with a big
fish of 5.77 pounds. I guess
we can blame it'on Fay. Dang,
it would have been trouble if "
we'd had a full-force hurri-


cane. Now as I write this. I
am under rain clouds from
Gustav. From here to
Galveston is a "fur piece."
When WWII ended, a great
American said this, "We must
build a far better world, one in
which the dignity of man is
respected." Harry
Truman ...reat man.
All through the week when
boats could go out, bream,
sshellcrackers and crappie
have been taken.
The Sammy Grey YMCA
Tournament drew 38 boats and
had 10 bags of fish over 17
pounds For a five-fish limit in
flood waters, that's not a bad


tournament. Jordan/Jordan
took first place with 23.95
pounds, Stevens / Lawrence
took second place with 22
pounds, and third Place was
19 pounds. The big fish was 7
pounds. Great tournament!

Wingate s Fishing Report

Lake Temp: 80 degrees
Lake depth: Normal pool
Coloration: Some clear.
most muddy
Flint: Muddy
Spring Creek: Muddy
Chattahoochee: Muddy
Report provided by Jack Wingate


COLLEGE SCOREBOARD

College

FAMU 30, Alabama State 20

Florida 56, Hawaii 10 /

Georgia 45, Georgia Southern, 21



UPCOMING GAMES

FAMU at Delaware State (Thurs.)

Western Carolina at FSU

Miami at Florida

Chattanooga at FSU

FAMU (open)

Florida (open)

Georgia hosts Central Michigan



HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

East Gadsden 24, Marianna 13

West Gadsden 28, South Walton 10



THIS WEEK'S ACTION

Chiles at East Gadsden

West Gadsden at Niceville

Munroe at Rocky Bayou



NEXT WEEK'S ACTION

Munroe at Westwood

West Gadsden at Blountstown

Suwannee Co. at East Gadsden


Jaguars romp to a 28-19 win in classic


By Joe Ferolito
Times Sports Editor


Jaguar Field at East Gadsden
high School was pretty much
under water last Friday.
Earlier in the week school
officials decided to move the
game to the city of Quincy's
Corry Field. Things worked out
just right for the football team
as they defeated Marianna 38-
13 at their home away from
home.
Things started out with a bang
for Marianna. The visitor's Tre'
Long received the opening
kickoff and zipped 85 yards for
a touchdown giving the bull-
dogs an early 7-0 lead.


East Gadsden answered the
score when they went on an
ensuing drive that ended in a
36-yard touchdown pass from
Jamaica Moore to Martericus
Thomas that knotted the score.
After a couple of swaps of the
football, East Gadsden went
ahead 14-7 early in the second
quarter, when Donterius Garrett
hit Cedric Akins on a long pass
and Akins scooted to pay dirt on
a play that covered 75 yards.
Later in the quarter, Montez
Fryson romped 25 yards for a
touchdown, putting East
Gadsden up 21-7 at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter,
Fryson booted a 37-yard field
goal in the fourth quarter for the


Jaguars final points.
Marianna managed their sec-
ond touchdown with less than a
minute left in the game.
Fidel Montgomery passed 20
yards to Quan Boykin for the
score.
"All in all I was pleased with
the game," East Gadsden coach
Scott Anderson said. "We
played everybody and saw
some good effort by some
young players. Now it's time to
get ready for the real season."
East Gadsden hosts Chiles at
home Friday at 7:30 p.m. Last
year's game at Chiles was post-
poned due to threatening weath-
er. The Jaguars had a lead in the
game that was never completed.


Panthers claw Seahawks 28-10


Coach Antonio Bradwell got
just what he wanted at West.
Gadsden Friday night. He got
over his season-opening jitters, a
large crowd attended the game
and his Panther football team
had a solid 28-14 win over the
South Walton Seahawks in his
debut as the team's new head
coach.
"'I felt like we played well,"
Bradwell said. "We ironed out
some kinks while getting a vic-
tory over a good foe. And there
was a nice crowd at the game.'


Overall, it was a good kick-off
classic."
Offensively, West Gadsden got
touchdowns from Theo
Robinson, Chris Williams, John
Battles and Jessie Winbush.
Robinson scored on a 25-yard
run. Battles scooted 55 yards for
his TD, Williams rambled 8
yards for his score and Winbush
caught a 23-yard pass from
Battles for his six-pointer.
Defensively, Andy Hurbert and
Gary Brown controlled the line
of scrimmage, with Hurbert get-


Salters to run fall hoops camp


East Gadsden basketball coach
Demetric Salters will host an
individual skills basketball
camp on Saturdays beginning
this week at the East Gadsden
Gym. The camp will focus on


the fundamentals of basketball
including dribbling, shooting,
passing, rebounding, footwork
and other concepts of offense
and defense.
Cost for the camp is $35 for


ting 4 1/2 sacks and Brown get-
ting two.
Next up for the Panthers is 5-A
Niceville. which suffered a
tragedy in its kick-off classic
last Friday night. A young man
collapsed and died following a
hit.
"It's going to be a little hard for
them." Battles said, "as it would
be hard for any program. They
are a larger school than us, but
we expect to play with them. It
will be a good measuring stick
for us."
at EGHS gym
eight sessions. The camp is open
to students 7-16 years of age,
and they will be accepted on a
first-come, first-serve basis. For
more information, call Salters at
539-2882 or 443-4619.


Pace hurls Chattahoochee by Eufula


Andy Pace pitched a complete
game four-hitter and struck out
16 Sunday in a 25-1
Chattahoochee Red Bird win
over the Eufula A's.
Chattahoochee made things
easy for Pace as they pounded
out 21 hits in rolling up their big
run total.
Chris Pullen had four hits and


drove in five runs, while Richie
Smith had three hits and seven
RBIs. Austin Riano racked up
four hits and knocked in four
runs, while Brandon Stid man
had two hits that plated three
runs.
The Red Birds played errorless
ball.
This Sunday. Chattahoochee


will host the Jefferson A's at 3
p.m. at Therrell Field in the sec-
ond round, quarter-final game
of the Georgia/Florida/Alabama
. Baseball League playoffs.
The Quincy Dodgers meet the
Tallahassee Knights in another
quarter-final game. at
Tallahassee's Messer Park
Sunday at 3 p.m.


Do you know someone who's


just crazy about one of our


local high school football


teams? Does he or she show up


at every game, wearing school


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hoarse? Send us a photo of


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Feel a need to reconnect with your loved one? Don't make reservations; make a
dinner date at home. Rekindle a little romance with a special meal for two.

You can be spontaneous even with busy schedules. You can make it special, together:


* Plan a.minimal-fuss menu and one-stop shopping: w ineo
flowers, dessert, dinner ingredients all from the grocery
super center.
Share kitchen tasks tossing salad, boiling water for
pasta, table setting and candle lighting.
Pour a glass of wine to share while preparing dinner.
Play your favorite music to set the mood.
Make the evening special with candles and "company's
coming" dishes.
.u After dinner enjoy a simple dessert or sip a liqueur.
a Set a date for "next time" to keep romance alive and well.
While many people find cooking at home lo be intimidating.
Bertolli is helping to empower the home chef by introducing
their new chef-inspired sauces that are ready to be served in
only 90 seconds. These restaurant-quality sauces are pack-
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taste. Designed for discerning palates, these fresh-tasting
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Uncork the wine. unwind and enjoy a saucy night in by
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some examples of time-efficient meals that allow you to be
creative but are still convenient for the average at-home cook.


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Eggplant Parmesan Soup
2 .S''rvin, /
Prep Tiime: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
3 tablespoons Bertolli Extra Virgin
Ofive O(il
I small .apanese or Italian eggplant,
halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
(about 2 cups)
1/2 cup chopped onion
I poInd Bertolli Premium Sinmmller
Crushed Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
I can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
(about 4 ounces)
2 tablespoons. Italian seasoned dry bread
crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmnesa1u cheese
Crusty Italian bread, if desired
in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oli\c oil ox cr medium
lical and cook .- i ni stirring oceasionallx. 5 min-
uties. Add onlion and cook. slt ini occasionall. 5 min-
utes or utlil i_ '. is golden and lender. Stir in
sauce ;id bl0li. tHiil' to hi\il o\er hldI hLeal, Reduce
lieal Io lo\\ and sl tin er, stirring occasionally, 5 nin-
utCes o1 until l ilclke cd,
( )n cookie lt.'cct place 2 mo il-pliol soupiii Iwls
or crocks. Il enly S]'pooll soup into crocks. then lop
\\rilth mi//icrellni cheese, read crituibs a.id Parllt'esall
cheese Broil 2 intiites or ntiitil cheese I, is melted ai
nolilen. Ser\c. it desired, wnlih crustYv .tiliahn bread.


Mediterranean Mussels With Wine
2 servingvx
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
4 slices (1/2 inch thick) crusty Italian bread
2 tablespoons Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 teaspoon rushed red pepper flakes
(optional)
I cup chopped sweet onion
I clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
I pouch Bertolli Premium Sun.Ripened
Tomato and Olive Pasta Sauce
I bag (2 pounds) mussels, well scrubbed*
I tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
Brush both sides of bread with I tablespoon olive oil.
I least 5-quart saucepot over medium-high heat and.
cook bread, turning once, 3 minutes or until golden
brown. Remove bread and set aside.
In same saucepot, heat remaining 1 tablespoon
olive oil with pepper flakes over medium-high heat
and cook onion. stirring occasionally. 4 minutes or
until tender. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently,
30 seconds. Stir in wine and cook, stirring frcquenly.
1 minute. Stir in sauce and bring just to a boil. Reduce
heat to inedium-low and add mussels. Cover and
simmer 10 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard
any unopened shells.) In serving bowls, evenly
arrange garlic toasts. then top with mussel mixture
and sprinkle with parsley,
*Substitution: Use 1/2 pound peeled and deveined
shrimp instead of mussels and cook 3 minutes or until
shrimp turn pink.

Sausage & Gorgonzola-Stuffed
Portobello Mushrooms
2 services
Prep Fime: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
2 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
I tablespoon Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and black pepper, if desired
8 ounces sweet Italian sausage links, removed
from casing and crumbled
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pouch Bertolli Premium Champignon and
Portobello NMushroom Pasta Sauce
I cup fresh bread, torn into small pieces
1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
8 cups baby spinach or arugula leaves
Preheat oxen to 425t 1. Tvenly drizzle both sides of
mushrooms with olive oil: then season, it'desired,
with salt and black pepper. On cookie sheet, arrange
mushrooms. gill-side-up: set aside.
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, brown sausage; drain, if
desired. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally,
3 minutes or until tender: cool slightly.
In medium bowl. combine sausage mixture,
I 2 cup sauce, bread, 3 tablespoons cheese and pine
nuts. EIvenly spoon sausage mixture onto prepared
mushrooms, lien sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 15 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
Meanw while, in 5-quart saucepot. bring spinach and
1,4 cup \\atcr to a boil o\er high heat. Reduce heat to
lowK and cook covered, stirring occasionally, 2 nlin-
utes or until spinach is x\ ilted. Season, if desired, with
sally and black pepper With slotted spoon, evenly
anialg spiniiach on plates, then top with mushrooms.
Sel \e x with remaining sauce, heated.
Iip: I'or Vegelarian Stufled Mushrooms, omit sausage
and cook chopped mushroom i stems with onion.
Variation: o inmake Appeti/er Stuiled Mushroonms,
prepare filling as aiho\e aind stuff into white
mushroom caps. Bake 10 minutes or until tender.


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_Copyrighted Material the park renovations. Officials say the park will be dedicated Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. with food, games and
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Syndicated Content Boulevard. Photo by Alice DuPont

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By ALICE DUPONT
Times Editor

If a Category 3 hurricane hit
Gadsden County would the
county be ready?
Tropical Storm Fay was a
good test for the Emergency
Management Office, law
enforcement and medical serv-
ices, the Red Cross, FEMA and
other essential providers.
"On a scale from I to 10 (10
being the highest). I would say
that Gadsden County is a 5,"
said Maj. Shawn Wood of the
Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office and director of
Emergency Management.
Some areas the county are bet-
ter off than others but the main
problem, he said, is that people
are not prepared and are not tak-
ing hurricanes seriously. Many
feel that Gadsden County is too
far inland to feel the devastating
effects.
But 75 miles away is not.
according to Wood. that far
away when some hurricanes can
spread over a 200-mile radius.
"We were out of power for
three days in some areas. Trees
falling on power lines caused
most of that damage. I would


suggest that the county and the
municipalities start an aggres-
sive tree trimming program as
soon as possible," Wood said.
Last week's tropical storm also
brought home the fact that peo-
ple have not been educated on
preparation. Saturday afternoon
one woman walked into the
Emergency Management Office
and asked if there were flash-
light batteries, water and food
there for senior citizens living in
apartments on Strong Road.'
Another woman called, the
emergency office in tears
because the power had been off
since Friday night and she and
her diabetic parents had nothing
to eat Sunday except apple-
sauce. Wood said he would
make the effort to go to apart-
ment complex to hold meetings
with management.
Still, the main problem and the
biggest challenge is individual
responsibility.
"If this county is going to be
ready to face a Category 3 hurri-
cane and come out relatively
OK, people are going to have to
pre prepared. They are going to
have to go to a shelter so that
people won't be risking their
lives to get to them when they


could have been sheltered," he
said.
Only 12 people went to the
shelter during Fay and Wood
said there were people who
needed to be sheltered whether
they were elderly, very young or
people who needed a place
where there was power and
water.
Wood was pleased with the
way the county-call program
work, which is a recorded mes-
sage that informs residents of
upcoming weather or other con-
ditions that will affect them and
advises them on what action to
take. The call goes first to the
primary home telephone and
then to work or cellular tele-
phone numbers.
And. Wood said. the coopera-
tion between law enforcement
agencies and the help sent in by
the state was early and invalu-
able.
"We found out a lot about our-
selves and where we are with
Fay, but we still have a lot to do.
People "were able to get to Leon
County to get what they needed,
but what if they can't get there
for several days?" he asked.
Next week: How prepared are
you for a hurricane?


Gadsden County 4-H Saddle Club will hold a clinic at Triple CCC's Ranch, located at 4168 Old
Federal Rd. on Sept. 13. The beginner clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., while the intermedi-
ate/advanced clinic will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Non-members with their own horse can par-
ticipate at a cost of $30. For those non-members using a clinic horse, the cost is $35. Members can
participate for $25. The clinics will be conducted by Elva Peppers and Crystal Mander. The clinic
is for all riders, and proceeds will benefit the Gadsden,County 4-H Saddle Club. ALL exhibitors
MUST wear approved riding helmets during clinic. All horses coming onto grounds MUST have a
current coggins test. This sheet MUST be filled out and signed by exhibitor and parent and leader
before exhibitor can attend clinic. All exhibitors planning on using clinic horses, please know that
there IS A LIMITED number of horses available and they are on a first-come, first-served basis!
Contacts Crystal at 879-0245 or jumpergrl47@yahoo.com, or Elva at 556-6213 or
elvapeppers@felsi.org.

Directions to Triple CCC's Ranch:
From Tallahassee: Take I-10 heading west toward Quincy, take exit 181, turn left off the interstate
onto HWY 267 heading south go appx. 4-5 miles till caution light, turn right onto Old Federal
Road heading west, go appx. 1 mile, CCC's Ranch is on left look for big green gate, yellow mail-
box, and horse crossing sign on right!
From Havana: Take 12 heading toward down town Quincy, head west on HWY 90, turn left onto
HWY 267 go past Wal-Mart, over I-10 and go anotherappx. 4-5 miles to caution light, turn right
onto Old Federal Road heading west, go appx. 1 mile, CCC's Ranch is on left look for big green
gate, yellow mailbox, and horse crossing sign on right!
From HWY 20: Head west on HWY 20, turn right onto HWY 267 with Crow's Corner being on
right side, head North appx. 6-7 miles till caution light, turn left onto Old Federal Road heading
west, go appx. 1 mile, CCC's Ranch is on left look for big green gate, yellow mailbox, and horse
crossing sign on right!


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County blazes trail with new mobile parent


resource unit; grant funds project 5 years

By ANGYE MORRISON *" ...
Times Managing Editor -i- ..1 t 1


Need to know what's going on at your nghi.
child's school but don't have transporta- navg,
tion? Are you looking to finish your GED, resout
but don't know how to get started? Are you compt
Hispanic and struggling with involvement unit.
in your child's education because of a lan- compt
guage barrier? or rest
No worries -just sit back and wait for the their
bus. Pholo I
The "bus" is the Gadsden County Parent
Resource Center Mobile Unit, a grant- .
funded project obtained through the U.S.
Department of Education, which awarded
14 grants nationwide. In Florida,
Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade and the
Department of Education each received a
grant, and the state DOE then awarded a
five-year grant to Gadsden County.
"This was not a fly-by-night idea," said
Audrey Lewis-Potter. "It was a long
thought process that happened years ago.
(FLDOE) said, 'What is your vision?' and
we said we want a mobile unit."
Lewis-Potter, who heads up the county's
Family Information Resource Center, said
the high level of parental involvement was
what made Gadsden County stand out and
ultimately what won the county the funding. It's
important to have such a program, she added,
because the county has an abundance of rural areas.
She is thrilled to finally be able to reach people in the
outlying areas of the county.
"Where do we find our parents? We find them at
community organizations, at churches, at our busi-
nesses. We know the pockets in our community
where our parents are," she said. "We have them
come to us; some of them. The hard-to-reach ones,
we want to make it comfortable for them. This is our
family resource center."
She added that the new unit is the first of its kind in
the state of Florida, and other counties will be watch-
ing Gadsden County blaze the trail. The county has
partnered with Nova Southeastern University and the
Florida DOE to make the program happen.
The unit is packed with information for parents, in
both English and Spanish, and will help keep them
abreast of what's going on in their children's schools.
There are also computers on board, which will allow
for FCAT help and provide information and .,,,--
tance for those adults who wish to obtain their GED.
There is also a public address system on board.
which staff will use to broadcast jnnoucLements and
information in the neighborhoods..
While parents get the information they need, their
children oan enjoy a pla) area packed with education-
al toys, books, coloring books and cra)ons and e\en
a television.
"What better vway to get information to (parenisi
than this mobile unit There are exciting programs in
our schools that they may hate no idea about. Parents
can get their GED, work w ith FCAT Explorer.. there
is no excuse for )ou not to ha\e the information ou
need," she said.


Lewis-Potter said a
schedule is .being,
developed to get the
unit out into the areas
where it is needed,
and the plans include
getting it on the road "
as soon as possible.
"We plan to put it
out there quick, fast
and in a hurry." she 'V
said. .c w 't
Each school in the, 1 .r,"
district has a parent ,,
liason. and Lewis-
Potter said those indi- .
viduals, along with
volunteers from
Communities in
Schools and Vista,
will man the unit as it
goes out She added
that thi.s. \,11 help the p.aent, be movie cohilori.ible.
siiice they already kno\\ hlien I|Il.iui,
-Bec.iuse these people coIkme ltom hle otieCltliiin1[\.
the people in lie cominmunities \\ill kno% iltem." ,'he
said.
Le\ is.-Poieil ,aid she plani' to builJ on tile ploil .mn
each year tthioughout the fli\e-ye.n dui.iiion oI the
grant.
"-Hopettlly wve % ill eiicoui.ige othei partner % to .joi
in v\inh ui.," she ~iid. "like the loc.il unll\ei tll .iAnd
othel countie.s \\e \ijnt otheil' to kno\\ ho\ .ind
\ihat \ we're doing so that the) can ieplicale iI \\e'ie
.a model tor thi-. piogr.im.
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Church news


First Baptist Church in
Quincy holds Sunday School
each week at 9:45 a.m., fol-
lowed by worship at 10:55.
Sunday evening worship begins
at 6 p.m.
'Sunday morning worship serv-
ices 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 con-
cert Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at Arnett
Chapel AME Church, located
at 209 S. Duval St. in Quincy.
This program will be hosted by
the Anointed Vessels of Praise.
Please come help us worship
the Lord.
Church services at Mt.
Pilgrim Primitive Baptist
Church are held the first, sec-
ond 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., fol-
lowed by the morning worship
service at 11. An intercessory
prayer service is held each
Monday and Tuesday at noon.
The church's clothes closet is
available for those in need. Call
627-8442 for assistance.
The homecoming committee
will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
There will be a youth choir
rehearsal Thursday at 7 p.m.,
followed by the mass choir. The
youth will meet Saturday, and
are in charge of the service
Sept. 14 at 11a.m. Rev. Gregory
James will be the guest speaker
for the church's 100th anniver-
sary homecoming.
* 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 worship service at 11:30.
ABible study is held each
Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.,
an,4 a pastoral teaching class is
held on Fridays at 7:3'0;ip....
For more information, call
850-875-2155.
* Second Elizabeth
Missionary Baptist Church
hosts a Wednesday prayer meet-
ing and Bible study at 6:30
p.m., and Sunday School each
Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.
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 interde-
nominational program that
includes .scripture memoriza-
tion, Bible study and lots of fun
and games. Sign-up and regis-
tration will held Aug. 24 from 5
to 7 p.m. AWANA meetings
will then be every Sunday after-
noon 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. follow-
ing 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 infor-
mation, call 856-8448.
Agape Christian
Fellowship holds Sunday
School each week at 9 a.m., fol-
lowed by morning worship at
10:30. A prayer time is held
each Monday at 7 p.m., with a
community prayer time held
each third Monday. Bible study
begins at 7:30 p.m. each
Wednesday evening. The
AFAM food distribution is held
on the third Saturday of each
month at 10 a.m. The church's
Klothes Kloset is open from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Antioch MB Church at
1003 W. Clark Street in
Quincy's.womens ministry will
present "The Color Purple."
S'Rv. 'Brl iiffrbwn will present
the program Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.
For more information, call 627-
7007.
Agape Christian
Fellowship holds weekly serv-
ices 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 programs Sept.
12-13 at New Zion AME
Church in Quincy, beginning
each night at 7 p.m. For more


A SEED FROM THE SOWER


SPOILED PAGES
Read 1 John 1:10

Jimmy never failed to display
his pest manners. But he had a
teacher who put Christian love
into action, and there was a
change.
Parent's Night came, and his
workbook was displayed. The
first half had silly pictures and
curse words.
His parents found his work-
book. They opened it and
smiled approvingly. Amazed,
he hurried to it and discovered
the first half had been removed.
Only the improved pages
remained.
"Why?" he asked.
"Jesus took the spoiled pages
out of my life," said his teacher,
"and He'll do the same for your
life, if you let Him."
The boy did. Won't you?
Prayer: Purify our affections,
Lord, refine our ambitions, and
make our hearts a fit dwelling
place for Thy Spirit. We now
submit ourselves to Thy control.
Help us to follow Thee faithful-
ly: in Thy name. Amen.

TEMPER-TANNED
Read 2 Timothy 2:22-26

A man had a gorgeous tan.
"How did you get it?" asked a
friend.
"It came since I got married,"
he said. "My wife and I decided
that when she got angry, I'd go
for a walk until she cooled off."
It's better to walk than to
wrangle. For an argument pro-


duces heat, but no light; sound,
but no sense.
Every time you get angry and
give someone a piece of your
mind, you make your head a lit-
tle emptier. And the emptier the
pot, the quicker it boils.
The Bible says, "Don't have
anything to do with stupid and
foolish arguments, because you
know they produce quarrels.
And the Lord's servant must not
quarrel."
Prayer: Help me, Father, to
put self-control above self-
indulgence, morality above
money, principle above popu-
larity, Thy Word above the
world: in Thy name. Amen.

ADVERSITY ADVANTAGE
Read Jeremiah 29:11-12 TLB

Fanny Crosby was only 6
weeks old when she developed
a little trouble with her eyes.
Her doctor was careless with
the treatment, and his treatment
blinded her.


information or directions, con-
tact Hattie Blackshear at 875-
2359, Gladys Britt at 875-4046
or Belinda George at 539-7609.
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.
Zion Hope PB Church in
Gretna will host revival through.
Sept. 5. Everyone is invited.
New Life Deliverance
Ministries Inc. will hold
revival Sept. 8-12, beginning 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.
Looking for a church? Now
is the time! First Presbyterian
Church of Quincy will cele-
brate Rally Day Sept. 7. The
event is the official kickoff of
the new academic year. The fes-
tivities start with a meet and
greet in the breezeway with cof-
fee and doughnuts at 9:30 a.m.,
followed by the promotion of
the children to their new class-
es, to be held in the sanctuary.
The morning ends with an
opportunity to meet the new
teachers. Regular Sudday serv-
ices will follow at 11 and the
event will conclude with a fami-
ly meal in the fellowship hall.
For more information, call 627-
6576.
Fountain Head AME
church members invites all
members and friends to join
them this Sunday to welcome
their new pastor, Rec. C.
Brooks. The service will begin
at 11 a.m.
* .Faith Cornerstone Church
in Malone invites everyone to
its prayer breakfast Sept. 6 at 9
a.m. The church will host a pas-
tor pre-appreciation service on
Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 13
at 6 p.m. Call 856-9056, 556-
3090 or 284-0417 for more
information.
* New Evangel Temple
COGIC, located at 437
Williams St. in Quincy, holds
Sunday School each week at 10
a.m., followed by worship at
11:30. There is a 7:30 p.m.
Bible study each Tuesday, and
a pastoral teaching at 7:30 p.m.
each Friday.
* Send your church items to us
by noon each Monday for that
week's edition.
You can drop them by our
office at 15 S. Madison St. in
Quincy, or e-mail them to us at
gctimes@comcast.net. Please
include bnly weekly church
service and upcoming event
information.




Fanny
Crosby
loved the
Lord.
Because
He had
forgiven Rev. Michael Guido
her, she
forgave the doctor, and her
blindness made her better, not
bitter.
In her blindness she saw God
more clearly, she wrote hymns
more prolifically, and she guid-
ed people to God more success-
fully. Adversity was a spring-
board to achievement for Fanny
Crosby. She wrote more than
8,000 hymns.
What is adversity to you?
Prayer: How grateful we are,
heavenly Father, for Thy con-
stant companionship, Thy limit-
less love, and Thy measureless
mercy. Inspire us daily to love
Thee more, to serve Thee better,
and please Thee greatly. Hear
our prayers: in the name of
Jesus. Amen.


Mills Jr., James

James Mills, Jr., 61, of
Havana, died Aug. 25, 2008 in
Havana. Services were held
Aug. 30 at China Hill M.B.
Church, with burial at
Hopewell Cemetery.
Survivors include a son,
Kareem Mills (Sholonda) of
Havana; mother, Nettie Mills
of Havana; brother, Ronnie
Johnson of Havana; sister,
Eddie Mae Nixon of Havana;
and three grandchildren.

Williams
Funeral
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Bruce, Ronald

Ronald Carlton Bruce, 54,
died Aug. 24, 2008. He is sur-
vived by his wife of four years,
Barbara McAlpin Bruce of
Tallahassee. The service was
held Aug. 27 at Aenon Baptist
Church, with burial at
Tallahassee Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Big Bend Hbspice,
1723 Mahan Center eBlvd.,


Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Bruce was a native and life-
long resident of Tallahassee
and was a member of Aenon
Baptist Church. He was a
Mason and a member of Larson
Lodge and Marzuq Shrine. He
retired after 30 years with the
city of Tallahassee as a supervi-
sor at the Hopkins power plant.
Other survivQrs include his
mother, Margaret Bruce Ezell;
stepfather, Raymond 0. Ezell
of Tallahassee; daughters,
Jessica Caylee Bruce of
Tallahassee and Michelle
Bruce of Fort Myers; stepsons,
Buck Colson and Jason Colson,
both of Chattahoochee; a sister;
Patricia Bruce Newsome of
Tallahassee; three grandchil-
dren, Tyler Campbell, Hunter
Campbell and Bailey Nicole
Gay; nephew, Lance McCranie
Newsome; nieces, Jennifer
Yarter and Amanda Newsome;
and great-nieces, Taylor
Newsome and Zoey Yarter. He
was preceded in death by his
father, Jesse Carlton Bruce.



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Bullard, Debra

Debra Reanet (HO) Bullard,
48, of Quincy, died Aug. 24,
2008, at Tallahassee Big Bend
Hdspice. Funeral services
were held Aug. 30, 2008 at Mt.
Olive FNBC in
Quincy, with bur-
ial at Sunnyvale
Cemetery.
Bullard was born
March 2, 1960 in
Tuskegee, Ala., to
John A. Andrew. Bullard
She attended
school at George Washington
Carver High School and Auburn
College. Survivors include her
daughters, Jessie Burns, Sierra
Bridges and Anephia Bullard,
all of Quincy;' mother, Jessie
Bullard-Evans of Montgomery,
Ala.; father, Dennis Fagg of
Gretna; sister, Yvette Bullard-
Dillard of Montgomery, Ala.;
brothers, Milton Fagg Sr. and
Donald Fagg, both of Quincy;
and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.

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Final details: Steps to take


after losing a loved one


The death of a
spouse, parent, child,
or loved one is a
very difficult experi-
ence. Yet during this
period of grief and
emotional readjust-
ments. you may be
called upon to make
many important
financial decisions.
There are many
papers you will need,
and steps that must
be taken. Here's a list
of the basic actions
you will need to ta!e
during-the first ew :
months after the
death of your loved
one.


Step 1. Collect the
necessary papers.
Before you can file
for various benefits
and take care of other financial
matters, you will need to col-
lect a variety of documents.
View checklist of papers you
may need.

Step 2. Contact insurance
companies.
In addition to life insurance,
check to see if other forms of
insurance covered the
deceased. Some loans, mort-
gages and credit card accounts
are covered by credit life
insurance, which pays off
account balances. Contact
each insurance company about
how to claim the policy bene-
fits.
If you can't find the individ-
ual policies among the
deceased's papers, check the
checkbook or paycheck stubs
for premiums paid. Generally,
life insurance proceeds are
plaid directly to the named
beneficiary. Most companies
offer to pay the benefits in a
lump sum or as fixed pay-
ments over time.

Step 3. Notify Social 1
Security. i
You will need to notify the
Social Security Administration
if the deceased was already
receiving Social Security.
When applying for survivor's
benefits, you will need to have
birth, death, and marriage cer-
tificates. Social Security num-
bers, and a copy of the


deceased's most recent federal
income tax return. Learn more
about Social Security Benefits.

Step 4. Claim benefits.
Veterans, Social Security,
and employee benefits may be
available to you. Unions and
other professional organiza-
tions provide benefits as well.
Learn more about benefits.

Step 5. Begin probate.
Probate is the court-super-
vised process of paying the
deceased's debts and distribut-
ing the estate to the rightful
beneficiaries. Jointly owned
property, property in trust, and
assets with a designated bene-
ficiary (life insurance, 401(k),
pensions) do not go through
the probate process.
If the deceased did not have


a will, state law will
determine how the
deceased's assets and
property will be dis-
inbuted to family
members. The court
will appoint a per-
sonal representative
or the person named
in the will as execu-
tor to manage the
deceased's affairs.
Contact the probate
court in the state
%where the deceased
lived for details.
Online resources,
include
SDepartment'of
S Veterans Affairs
Internal Revenue
Service
National Center
for Health Statistics
Social .Security
Administration
AARP Legal Services
Network (LSN).


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Aylanah Ke'Ahria Alls
Aylanah will celebrate her first birthday Sept. 5
with a princess house party at 68 He Lane in
Gretna. She is the daughter of Frederick Alls and
KrisLina Phillips. Paternal grandparents are
Frederick Knight and Angela Finney. Maternal
grandparents Jimmy Phillips (Mary) and Evelyn
Wilson (Walter). Great-grandparents are Marvin
and Dollie Alls and Harvey and Mavis Wilson.


Demarques Ricardo Drayton
Demarques is celebrating his first birthday Sept. 6
with a party at the complex park iri Quincy at 2 p.m.
Demarques is the son of Roshonda Conyers and
Ricardo Drayton. Maternal grandparents are Willie
Conyers and Oral Thomas. Paternal grandparents
are the late Annetie Tolbert and Alton "Bubba"
Drayton.


The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
state parks are celebrating the
second annual Literacy Month
this September at each of the
state's 161 state parks. In con-
junction with International
Literacy Day on Sept. 8 and
National Library Card Signup
Month, entrance to all of
Florida's state parks will be free
the week of Sept. 7-13 for visi-
tors who bring a library or book,
or who donates a new or gently-
used family book. ,
"Promoting literacy at
Florida's state parks creates an
appreciation for both reading
and the environment that visi-
tors can take back to the class-
room and community, said
Florida State Park Director
Mike Bullock. "September's
Literacy Month is the. perfect
time for all park visitors, includ-
ing families and schools, to
experience resource-based
recreation while enhancing the
mind through literacy events."
Florida's state parks, along
with local libraries and schools,
will host a variety of events dur-
ing September including book
readings, author appearances
and book exchanges. Books
donated during Literacy Month
will go to schools and libraries


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'oeuvres, a
silent auction and a musical 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 sponsored 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


in need or be used for permanent
book exchanges within state
park collections. The Florida
Department of Education's Just
Read, Florida! program will also
distribute lists of nature-themed
reading- materials to libraries
and educators, and Literacy
Month bookmarks will be dis-
tributed at libraries, bookstores
and state parks through a part-
nership with the Florida Lottery.
"Literacy Month is a wonder-
ful opportunity for students to
learn about Florida's natural,.
cultural and literary resources,"
said Education Commissioner
Dr. Eric J. Smith. "Reading is
the foundation for academic
success and our partnerships
will bring an increased focus to
the importance of literacy."
Partners in the Literacy Month
celebration include the Florida.
Department of State, Florida
Department of Education, the
Florida Lottery, Volunteer USA
Foundation, Florida Literacy
Coalition, Adult and
Community Educators of
Florida, Inc., local libraries,
schools and reading programs
statewide. More than 1.3 million
visitors participated in the
September 2007 Literacy Month
celebration, with nearly 35,000
people participating in 60 events


p.m. evening performance of
"Holiday Magic!," under the direc-
tion of Miriam Bums.
Guidelines for TSO chorus mem-
bers:
* 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 COMPANY
after Sept. 1.
Persons who have not previous-
ly sung with the TSO Chorus must
attend an orientation meeting/audi-
tion at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 (one hour
prior to the first full chorus rehears-
al).
The first rehearsal is considered
an audition rehearsal for all singers
(new and previous members). The
chorus master may add or subtract


statewide. State parks collected
10,000 books for donation and
DEP and the Florida Lottery dis-
tributed 15,000 bookmarks to
libraries and book stores
throughout the state.
The first two-time Gold Medal.
winner honoring the nation's
best state park service, Florida's
state park system is one of the
largest in the country with 161
parks spanning nearly 700,000
acres and 100 miles of sandy
white beach. From swimming
and diving in Florida's rivers
and springs to birding and fish-
ing or hiking and riding on natu-
ral scenic trails, Florida's state
parks offer year-around outdoor
activities for all ages. Battle re-
enactments and Native
American festivals celebrate
Florida's unique history, while
art shows, museums and light-
houses offer a window into
Florida's cultural heritage.
Florida's state parks are also
home to the 2008 Best Beach in
the nation, Caladesi Island State
Park, located off the coast of
Southwest Florida in Pinellas.
County.
For more information about
Florida State Parks' Literacy
Month celebration and a list of
events, visit www.floridas-
tateparks.org.


voices from the roster during
and/or following this rehearsal.
*e.
"Heart Galleries" features photos
of children available for adoption
across the state that show the
power of photography to tell a
child's story. Through Sept. 15. $6
adults, $3.50 students and military
(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.simplyartistic.net.


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, son 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 Tanner Chapel
AME Church.. Miss Knight, Mr. Harris



Jackson heads BC programs


for high school students


Bainbridge College
Admissions Counselor
Christina Jackson wears a new
hat on the job as coordinator of
Joint Enrollment Programs
that give area high school stu-
dents access to higher educa-
tion classes. She succeeds
Dewayne Shiver, who is now
events coordinator for the
Charles H. Kirbo Regional
Center on the BC Main
Campus.
The Quincy resident began
her new duties during the sum-
mer term. She coordinates the
ACCEL program, which offers
arts and sciences classes and
the dual enrollment program,
which offers courses in the
Technical Studies Division,
most of which lead to certifi-
cates.
Through ACCEL students
earn college credit and com-
plete high school requirements
at the same time, said Jackson,
who has been with the BC
admissions office since 2005.
"Many of our ACCEL stu-
dents leave high school with
their work completed for core


courses in three
required areas,"
she said. "That
means many of
our students
enter four-year
institutions as
sophomores,
which is ahead of
schedule for their
graduating class-
mates."
After success-
ful completion.of Jackson
the dual program,


students earn cer-
tificates in one the following
certification programs: law
enforcement management,
mechanical electronics, both'
of which are new this year for
certification; certified cus-
tomer service; certified manu-
facturing specialist; certified
nursing assistant; drafting
aide; electrical wiring and
structural welding. For spring
semester, Jackson expects BC
to include retail management
for-dual students.
The new program coordina-
tor knows well the high


schools in the BC
service area of
southwest
Georgia, north
Florida and
southeast
Alabama. She
has been active
with college and
,areer fairs
offered in the
area, BC visita-
tion days for high
school seniors
and their parents,


and numerous
other campus and community
activities for the college.
She works closely with the
student activities, including as
sponsor for student ambassa-
dors.
She earned her master of sci-
ence degree from Tennessee
State University Institute of
Government with a major con-
centration in strategic leader-
ship and information technolo-
gy. In 2001, she earned her
bachelor of science degree in
psychology and social work
from Florida A&M University.


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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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Class officers elected at RFM


The seniors of 2009 elected class officers, shown at top, at the end of their first week of school.
Elizabeth Clark, daughter of David and Robin Clark, is president, and Anna Dooncr, daughter of
Michael and Jacqueline Dooner, is secretary. George Fullerton, son of Randy and Cris Fullerton, is
the new vice president, and Ivie Thomas. daughter of John Pat and Martha Thomas, is the treasurer.
Newly-elected junior officers, center, are Miller .oyner, son of Bradley and Melanie Joyner, treas-
urer; Allison Higdon, daughter of Warren Higdon and Lisa Hunt, secretary; Adrianne Woodward,
daughter of Hayes and Rhonda Woodward, president: and vice president is Josh McLendon, son of
Tommy and Nancy McLendon.
Sophomores elected Princey Patel, daughter of Paresh and Diptika Patel, secretary: Kristen Allen,
daughter of Mark and Brenda Allen, vice president, Katy Jo Helm. daughter of Larry and Shari
Helm, treasurer; and Courtney Mayo, daughter of Joey and Lynn Mayo, president. The sophomore
officers are shown above.



The Class of 1970 will meet at the Bill McGill

Library in Quincy Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. All inter-

ested members please be present and on time.

For more information, please call Leonard

Brown at 875-1327 or Ethel McCray Marshall

at 856-5408 or visit the Web site at classofsev-

enty.blogspot.com.


Greensboro Elementary School has two new teachers. Dana Turk, above left, is the new ESE self-con-
tained classroom teacher. She is from Gadsden County and graduated from Shanks High. Stephanie
Barraco, above right, is the new kindergarten teacher and is an avid runner.


More Florida students


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Nearly 100,000 Florida stu-
dents took the SAT this year, the
most ever according to the 2008
SAT results released today by
the College Board.
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Hispanic and
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American stu-
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the reading and
mathematics
sections of the
SAT by 37 points (953 com-
bined score) and five points
(861 combined score), respec-
tively.
"These results are a strong
indication that more Florida stu-
dents are setting themselves on a
path to a postsecondary educa-
tion ." said Education
Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith.
"While I am highly encouraged
by this trend, we must continue
to emphasize the need for
increased access to rigorous
coursework to ensure that our
students are prepared for the
challenges ahead."
The SAT consists of three
major exam sections including
reading, mathematics, and writ-
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score on the scale of 200-800.
Traditionally, state and national
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last year at 993.
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a row. Florida had the greatest
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of public school AP exam-takers
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IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CASE NO. 07-
001257-CAA JUDGE:
GEORGE S.
REYNOLDS, III

IN RE: FORFEITURE of
One (1) 1993 Buick
Roadmaster
V I N :
1G4BN5371 PR427253

NOTICE OF ACTION

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

YOU ARE HEREBY
NOTIFIED that a forfei-
ture action has been filed
against the. above
described motor vehicle
by the Department of
Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles. You are
required to file an answer
and any written defenses
with the Clerk of the
Court and to serve a
copy of the answer and
defenses on or before
the 15 day of September, '
2008 on SANDRA R.
COULTER, Assistant
General Counsel,
Department of Highway
Safety and Motor
Vehicles, 2900
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

(S&FAL)

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


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 car-
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 538THE 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 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 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 1019 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


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

CERTIFICATE NO. 21
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 100 P 535-WWW.P
170. COMM. AT SWC
OF THE E .50 OF THE
SE .25 OF SW .25, RUN
N. 1130 FT, E 320 FT, S
105 FT. TO BEGIN, RUN
S 105 FT., W. 210 FT, N
105 FT, E 210 FT TO
THE P.O.B. IN SEC-
TION 33-4N-6W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
1334N6W00000034105
00


Name in
assessed:
MCLEROY


which
MACK


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 27TH day of
August, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy Clerk
9/04-08


AUGUST, 2008


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, IDEMARIEL
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 THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


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


NOTICE OF APPLI
TION FOR TAX DEE

NOTICE IS HERI
GIVEN, that GADSI
COUNTY the hold
the following certifi
has filed said certifi
for a tax deed to
issued thereon. The
tificate number and
of issuance, the dest
tion of the property,
the names in which
was assessed are as
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO.
YEAR OF ISSUAN
2000

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 360 P 1609. LO
BLK M, PINE HI
SUBDV.

PARCEL ID NUMB
2343N3W04000000O
50

Name in wl
assessed: JUNIOR I
AND ESSIE M.
GREEN

Said Property being
the County of Gadsi
State of Florida. Un
such certificate shall
redeemed according
law, the prop
described in such ce
cate shall be sold to
highest bidder at
courthouse door on
1st of OCTOBER, 20
at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 18TH da


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. 501
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

OR 168 P 628 COMM AT
NWC, RUN E 210 FTTO
P.O.B. RUN-E. 11-119 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


year NOTICE OF APPLICA-
crip- TION FOR TAX DEED
and
h it NOTICE IS HEREBY
s fol- GIVEN, that GADSDEN
COUNTY the holder of
the following certificate
498 has filed said certificate
ICE: for a tax deed to be
issuedthereon. The cer-
tificate number and year
OF of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and
the names in which it
T 5, was assessed are as fol-
LLS lows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 684
ER: YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
MOO 2000

DESCRIPTION OF
which PROPERTY:
LEE
VAE OR 418 P 1449 THRU
1459 PRCL 7: A PART
OF THE FLORA DORA
g in TRACT PER OR 418 P
den, 1452
less
be PARCEL ID NUMBER:
g to 2363N4W00000013203
erty 00
rtifi-
the Name in which
the assessed: COASTAL
the FOREST RESOURCES
008, CO.

y of 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. 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 L Y
DESCRIBED AS
COMM. WHERE N.
LINE OF SE .25 OF SE
.25 INTERSECTS 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 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. 727
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2000

DESCRIPTION OF
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: HEIRI OF
LOUIS WHITFIELE*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

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. 769
YEAR OF ISSUANCE:
2001

DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY:

A STRIP OF LAND
LYING ALONG THE N
BANK OF MOSQUITO
CREEK BEGINNING
ON E LINE OF SE .25
OF NE .25 & RUNNING
TO W LINE OF SAME
40. SAID STRIP
BOUNDED ON THE N
BY THE APALACHICO-
LA NORTHERN R/R &
LANDS PREVIOUSLY
SOLD TO DEWITT
SMITH AND MRS. A. M.
SMITH. ALL IN THE SE
.25 OF NE .25 OF SECT
4-3N-6W. LESS PART
TO CITY PER OR 293 P
1924 IN SECTION 4-3N-
6W. OR 331 P 782.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2043N6W00000014301
00

Name in which
assessed: WALTER
MCLEROY

Said Property being in
the County of Gadkden,
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 27TH day of
August, 2008

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gadsden County, Florida


By: Glenda McPherson
Deputy iMerKn
9/04-08




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-


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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
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:
2043N6W00000042203
00

Name in which
assessed: WALTER
BARNES, 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 desorip-
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 480AND BEING 50 FT
E & W BY 105 FT N & S.
IN SECTION 4-3N-6W.

PARCEL ID NUMBER:
2043N6W00000042215
00

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 i,9erk
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. 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:
3142N2W00000031270
00

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
DAptity aClrk
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
1564 YEAR
ISSUANCE: 2001

DESCRIPTION
PROPERTY:

OR 345 P 605. CO
AT THE NEC OF NW


Lost Dog August 14

Female Shih Tzu, Black/Grey mix

with pink rhinestone collar.

Reward 509-5625


CERTIFICATE
1597 YEAR
ISSUANCE: 2001

DESCRIPTION
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:
3252N4W00000011302
00

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 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.

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

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LARRY D. DANIELS


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


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OF THE SE .25 OF
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RUN W 336 FT TO
BEGIN: THENCE W
108 FT; S 330 FT; E 108
FT; N 330 FT TO 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 Olei-
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:


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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 Turner
Deputy Clerk.
8/28,9/4-08


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

TO: LARRY D. DANIELS

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

Lot 2, Block "D", MID-
WAY FOREST Phase I &
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 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' attorneys, 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


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Clerk of Court

(SEAL)

By: Taya Turner
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-
NY CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08 0003349
CA

CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.
Plaintiff,

Vs.

UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D E V I S E E S,
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 EVISE ES ,
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
EXISTING, 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
LION DOLLAR SP
A/K/A
903 W. 7TH ST.
CY, FL 32351
at public sale, t
highest and best 1
for cash, South
door Gadsden C
Courthouse, 10
Jefferson Street Q
Florida 32351 at
AM, on Septembi
2008.
DATED THIS 20th
OF August, 2008.
Any person claimi
interest in the s
from the sale, if
other than the pr
owner as of the d
the lis pendens, mi
a claim within 60
after the sale.
Witness, my han
seal of this court c
20th day of AL
2008. ,

Nicholas Thomas,
CLERK OF CIFR
COURT

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
8/28,9/04-08
In accordance wil
America with Disa
Act of 1990, pe
needing a s
accommodation to
ticipate in this pro
ing should contact
ASA Coordinator n
than seven (7) day
to the proceedin
hearing impaired, I
call (800) 955
(TDDE) or (800)
8770 (voice), via F
Relay Service.


IN THE CIR
COURT OF THE
OND JUDICIAL
CUIT IN AND
GADSDEN COL
FLORIDA CIVILAC
CASE NO. 20-200
000355

DEUTSCHE I
NATIONAL TF
COMPANY,
TRUSTEE FOR F
MAN, BILLINGS,
SEY GROUP,
(FBR) SECURI
TION-FBRSI 2005-
Plaintiff,

Vs.

LEONARD
HAZIER, et al,
Defendant(s). -

NOTICE OF FORE
SURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEI
GIVEN pursuant
Final Judgment
Mortgage Forecl
dated August 19,
and entered in Cas
20-2008-CA-0003i
the Circuit Court c
SECOND Judicial C
in and for GAD,
County, Florida wl
DEUTSCHE I
NATIONAL TF
COMPANY,
TRUSTEE FOR Fl
MAN, BILLINGS,
SEY GROUP,
(FBR) SECURI
TION NAME-F
2005-5, is the P
and LEONARD
HAZIER; TENAN
N/K/A JAISY BIL
are the Defendants
sell to the highest
best bidder for ca
SOUTHSIDE STEP
THE GADSDEN C
TY COURTHOUSE
11:00AM, on the
day of September,
the following desc
property as set fo
said Final Judgmen


I MIL-
RING.

QUIN-

o the
bidder,
front
county,
East
luincy,
11:00
er 18,

h DAY

ng an
urplus
f any,
operty
Jate of
ust file
days

d and
on the
ugust,



ICUIT


House for Sale

5 BR, 3.5 BA House on 4.5 Acres.
1334 Old Philadelphia Church Rd.
Quincy, FL
Two master suites
$335,900
Jenny V. Nimer, Realtor
Keller Williams
850-445-2100


House for Rent

2 BR /1 BA

HUD Accepted

627-8052


GADSDEN

4 ACRES

BLACK TOPPED ROAD

s39,900


LOW DOWN-OWNER FINANCING

1-941-778-7980/7565'

1-941-778-7565 OR 778-7980



3 BR / 1 BA House for Rent

$695.00/mo.

Section 8 Accepted

322-7466


I LEG~ALI


LOT 80 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
the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND
and the seal of this Court
on August 20, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court

(SEAL)

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


th the IN THE CIRCUIT
abilities COURT OF THE SEC-
qrsons OND JUDICIAL CIR-
pecial CUlT IN AND FOR
o par- GADSDEN COUNTY,
oceed- FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-
ct the 901-CAA
o later
s prior WALDORF ENTER-
gs. If PRISES OF GADSDEN
please COUNTY, INC.,
-9771 Plaintiff,
955-
Florida "Vs.

ALVIN G. DUPONT,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION
ICUIT
SEC- TO: ALVIN G. DUPONT
CIR- YOU ARE NOTIFIED
FOR that an action for Quiet
UNTY, Title has been filed
;TION against you, regarding
8-CA- the property described
as follows:

BANK COMMENCE AT THE
RUST SOUTHEAST CORNER
AS OF LOT NUMBER ONE
RIED- HUNDRED SEVENTY-
RAM- SEVEN (177) ON AND
INC. ACCORDING TO THE
TIZA- ORIGINAL MAP OR
-5, PLAT OF THE TOWN
OF QUINCY, AND
THENCE RUN SOUTH
ALONG THE WEST
SIDE OF ADAMS
DES- STREET EXTENDED
ONE HUNDRED (100)
FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING;
ECLO- THENCE FROM SAID
POINTnOF, BEGINNING
RUN WEST TWO HUN-
REBY DRED,' FORTY (240)
to a FEET,1iTHENCE SOUTH
of ONE,)HUNDRED (100)
osure FEET, THENCE EAST
2008 ONE HUNDRED
e No. FORTY-FIVE (145)
55 of" FEET TO THE WARE-
of the HOUSE KNOWN AS
Circuit JULIAN HOWARD
SDEN WAREHOUSE,
herein THENCE EASTERLY
BANK ALONG SAID WARE-
RUST HOUSE NINETY-FIVE
AS (95) FEET TO THE
RIED- WESTERN BOUNDARY
RAM- LINE OF ADAM
INC. STREET EXTENDED,
TIZA- THENCE NORTH
*BRSI EIGHTY (80) FEET TO
laintiff THE POINT OF BEGIN-
DES- NING.
T #1 SAID LOT OF LAND
LLINS BEING A PART OF THE
3, I will NORTHWEST QUAR-
t and TER OF THE SOUTH-
ash at WEST QUARTER OF
PS OF SECTION SEVEN (7),
OUN- TOWNSHIP TWO (2)
E/ at NORTH, RANGE
25th THREE (3) WEST, SITU-
2008, ATE, LYING AND BEING
cribed IN THE CITY OF QUIN-
)rth in CY, COUNTY OF GADS-
it: 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-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL
ACTION CASE NO. 07-
001549CAA

STAYLOR, BEAM AND
WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE 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 MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
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 COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE 10
East Jefferson Street,
Quincy, Florida 32351 at
11:00AM, on the 18th
day of September, 2008,
the following 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 LOCAT-
ED THEREON, SERIAL
N U M B E R
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 Court

(Seal)

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



IN THE CIRCUIT OF
THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT 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 to be dead or
alive, whether said
Unknown 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 COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 10 EAST
JEFFERSON STREET,,
QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on


September 23, 2008 the
following described
property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-
wit:

LOT 6, BLOCK "A",
MAGNOLIA FOREST,
PHASE 1, SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 123, OF
THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GADS-
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

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

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY
WHO 'NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN
ORDER TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT
GADSDEN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE 10
EAST JEFFERSON
STREET, QUINCY, FL
32351 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS 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 CIR-
CUIT COURT

(SEAL)

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


IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVI-
SON CASE NO: 20-
2008-CA-000460

AURORA LOAN SER-
VICES 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-
V I D U A L
DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.

NOTICE OF 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 fol-
lowing described proper-
ty as set forth in said
Summary Final
Judgment, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND
LYING IN THE NORTH-
WEST ONE QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST
ONE QUARTER OF
SECTION 11, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
3 WEST, GADSDEN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTIC-
ULARLY DESCRIBED
BY METES AND
BOUNDS AS FOL-
LOWS:
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 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG
THE NORTHERN
BOUNDARY OF SAID
SECTION 11 A DIS-
TANCE OF 264.00 FEET
TO THE NORTHEAST
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 SEC-
ONDS EAST LONG
SAID NORTHERN
BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 264.00
FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01,
DEGREES 00 MINUTES
40 SECONDS WEST
PARRELL WITH THE
WESTERN BOUNDARY
OF SAID SECTION 11 A
DISTANCE OF 218.55
FEET TO THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF
LAND AS DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORD
BOOK 440, PAGE 981-
982 OF SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES
35 MINUTES 19 SEC-
ONDS WEST OF PAR-
RALLEL WITH SAID
NORTHERN BOUND-
ARY A DISTANCE OF
132.00 FEET TO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID LANDS;
THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 00 MINUTES
40 SECONDS WEST
PARALLEL WITH SAID
WESTERNf BOUNDARY
AND ALONG THE
WESTERN BOUNDARY
OF SAID LANDS, AND
LANDS AS DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORD
BOOK 139, PAGE 551
OF SAID PUBLIC
RECORDS, A DIS-
TANCE OF 143.13 FEET
TO A POINT ON A
FENCE LINE FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 01
DEGREE 00 MINUTES
40 SECONDS WEST
123.36 FEET TO THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT
WAY BOUNDARY OF
HAVANA HIGHWAY
(STATE ROAD NO. 12
FOOT RIGHT OF WAY);
THENCE SOUTH 85
DEGRESS 06 MINUTES
12 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 132.30 FEET
TO THE POINT OF
INTERSECTION OF
SAID NORTHERLY


RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY 'AND. THE-
WESTERLY MAIN-',
TAINED RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY OF A
COUNTY PAVED
ROADWAY AS POST
PLANT ROAD; THENCE'
NORTH 01 DEGREE 00
MINUTES 40 SECONDS'
EAST ALONG SAID
WESTERLY MAIN-
TAINED RIGHT OF'WAY'
BOUNDARY A DIS-
TANCE OF 121.65 FEET.
TO SAID FENCE LINE;'
THENCE NORTH 84
DEGREES 21 MINUTES,
50 SECONDS WEST
AMONG SAID FENCE,
LINE A DISTANCE OF,
132.42 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus'
from the sale, if any,'
other than property.
owner as of the date of'.'
the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 20 day of
August, 2008.

Nicholas Thomas
Clerk of the Circuit Court'

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk





IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF THE SEC--
OND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVI-
SION CASE NO.:
08000302CAA

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

Vs.

* HARRISON SMITH AND
YUMICO SMITH; SUN-
TRUST BANK; AND
TENANTS OR'
UNKNOWN PARTIES 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 Gadsden
County, Florida,,
described more fully'
below, at public sale, to
the highest and best bid-
der, 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
situated in the County of
Gadsden, and the State'
of Florida, being,
described as follows:
LOT 2, BLOCK "B","
.DEERWOOD
, UNRECORDED COM-,
MENCE AT THE'
SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST'
QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 4,,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,.
RANGE 3 WEST, GADS-'
DEN COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND RUN THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES.
31 .MINUTES 15 SEC-
ONDS EAST 1030.0
FEET TO THE EASTER-,
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF A PRO-:;
POSED 60.0 FOOT
ROADWAY, THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES
28 MINUTES 45 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG,
SAID EASTERLY


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BEGINNING. FROM
SAID POINT OF BEIG-
INNING CONTINUE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES
28 MINUTES 45 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG
SAID EASTERLY RIGH-
OF-WAY BOUNDARY
270.00 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES
31 MINUTES 15 SEC-
ONDS EAST 279.66
FEET, THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 27 MIN-
UTES 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 INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS
FUNDS FROM THIS
SALE, IF ANY, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
DATED this day 24th of
August, 2008.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
CLERK OF COURT,
GADSDEN COUNTY,
FLORIDA

(SEAL),

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

CERTIFICATE OF SER-
VICE

I CERTIFY that a'true
and correct copy of the
foregoing Notice of Sale
under F.S. Chapter 45
has been furnished by
United States Mail on
this 21 day of August
2008, to each of the fol-
lowing:

Matt Mathews, Attorney


for Plaintiff
277 Pinewood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida
32303

Sunshine Savings Bank
ATTN: Jason Guevara
1400 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida
32301-2816

Harrison & Yumico Smith
570 Deerwood Circle
Quincy, Florida 32352

SunTrust Bank
7544 Chancellor Drive
Orlando, Florida 32809

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Court, Gadsden
County, Florida


(SEAL)

By: Pam K.C
Deputy Clerk

If you are a p
disability w
accommodate
to participate
ceeding, yo
tied, at no co
the provision
assistance. I
tact the Clei
Gadsden
Courthouse,
Jefferson Str
Florida 323
875-8601, wi
workings da
receipt of this


IN THE
COURT OF
OND JUDIK
CUlT, IN
GADSDEN
FLORIDA CA
000763-CAA

WAKULLA
Florida


Corporation,
Plaintiff,

Vs.

DONALD H. TOMLIN-
SON, DONNA B. TOM-
LINSON, GE COMMER-
CIAL DISTRIBUTION
FINANCE CORPORA-
TION, ATLANTIC SER-
VICES & SUPPLY, LLC,
CMH HOMES, INC.,
d/b/a CLAYTON HOMES
and EMPIRE EQUITY
GROUP, INC., d/b/a 1st
METROPOLITAN
MORTGAGE,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, pursuant to a
Carter Final Judgment of
Foreclosure After Default
dated August 20, 2008,
erson with a entered in Case No. 08-
Nho needs 000763-CAA of the
:ion in order Circuit Court of the
a in this pro- Second Judicial Circuit
u are enti- in and for Gadsden
ist to you, to County, Florida, wherein
n of certain WAKULLA BANK, a
Please con- Florida banking corpora-
rk of Court, tion, is the Plaintiff, and
County DONALD H. TOMLIN-
10 East SON, DONNA B. TOM-
eet, Quincy, LINSON, GE COMMER-
351, (850) CIAL DISTRIBUTION
thin two (2) FINANCE CORPORA-
ys of your TION, ATLANTIC SER-
s document. VICES & SUPPLY, LLC,
CMH HOMES, INC.,
d/b/a CLAYTON
HOMES, and EMPIRE
CIRCUIT EQUITY GROUP, INC.,
THE SEC- d/b/a 1st METROPOLI-
CIAL CIR- TAN MORTGAGE are
AND FOR the Defendants, the
COUNTY, undersigned will sell to
NSE NO 08- the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the front
door of the Gadsden
BANK, a County Courthouse, 10
Banking E. Jefferson Street,


Quincy, Florida 11:00
o'clock a.m. EST on
October 1, 2008 the fol-
lowing described proper-
ty 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 corner of sec-
tion 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 seconds
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 seconds
West 358.00 feet; thence
South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds
West 10.00 feet; thence
North 47 degrees 59
minutes 08 seconds
West 200.00 feet; thence
South 42 degrees 00
minutes 52 seconds
West 20.00 feet; thence
47 degrees 59 minutes
08 seconds 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 minutes
33 seconds East 181.36
feet; thence run North 71
degrees 35 minutes 48
seconds East 373.60
feet; thence run South
20 degrees 20 minutes
31 seconds East 217.91
feet, thence run South
48 degrees 11 minutes
30 seconds East 350.14
feet; thence run South
38 degrees 40 minutes
43 seconds East 145.66
feet; thence run South
05 degree 11 minutes 53
seconds East 92.55 feet;
thence run South 24
degrees 17 minutes 20
* seconds West 66.98
feet; thence run South
53 degrees 44 minutes
46 seconds 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 seconds West.
ALSO


A parcel of land lying in right of way as follows: (SEAL)
Section 15 Township 1 North 47 degrees 59
North, Range 2 West minutes 08 seconds By: Pam K. Carter
Gadsden County, Florida West 48.00 feet; thence Deputy Clerk
described as follows: South 42 degrees 00 8/28,9/04-08
COMMENCE at the minutes 52 seconds
Southeast corner of West 15.00 feet; thence
Section 15,, Township 1 North 47 degrees 59
North, Range 2 West, minutes 08 seconds
Gadsden County, West 48.00 feet; thence IN THE CIRCUIT
Florida, and run thence South 42 degrees 00 COURT IN THE SEC-
South 00 degrees 31 minutes 52 seconds OND JUDICIAL CIR-
minutes 00 seconds West 15.00 feet; thence CUIT IN AND FOR
East along the East line North 47 degrees 59 GADSDEN COUNTY,
of Section 22, Township minutes 08 seconds FLORIDA CASE NO. 07-
1 North, Range 2 West, West 150.00 feet; thence 1589-CAA
Gadsden County, North 42 degrees 00
Florida, a distance of 2.7 minutes 52 seconds R. DANIEL PACE, AS
feet to the Northeasterly East 15.00 feet; thence /TRUSTEE OF THE
right of way boundary of leaving said right of way/ JOSEPH E. PACE FAM-
State Road No. 10 and run North ILY TRUST, DATED
(Section No. 50030- degrees 18 minute 00 JULY 20, 1987
2507 and 2533, U.S. seconds East 2.67 Plaintiff,
Highway 90); thence run feet; thence ru South
Northeasterly along said 46 degrees 0 minutes Vs
right of way as follows: 29 seconds ast 431.94
North 47 degrees 59 feet; thenc run North 62 FREDDIE L. YOUMAN;
minutes 08 seconds degrees 8 minutes 33 LISA A. YOUMAN;
West 215.37 feet; thence second West 181.36 JAMAAL A. MITCHELL;
South 42 degrees 00 feet; ence run South and UNKNOWN TEN-
minutes 52 seconds 27 agrees 21 minutes ANTS,
West 15.00 feet, thence 27 seconds West 216.47 Defendants.
North 47 degrees 59 fe t to the POINT OF
minutes 08 seconds BEGINNING. NOTICE OF SALE
West 534.00 feet; thence Bearing based on
North 42 degrees 00 Florida Department of Notice is hereby given
minutes 52 seconds' Transportation Travers that, pursuant to a Final
East 25.00 feet; then Station designated "1-10 Judgment of Foreclosure
North 47 degrees /59 74 A43" and "1-10 74 entered in the above-
minutes 08 seconds A44", Grid Bearing North styled cause, in the
West 358.00 feet; thence 86 degrees 19 minutes Circuit Court of Gadsden
South 42 degree 00 min- 20 seconds West. County, Florida, I will sell
utes 52 seconds West Any person claiming an the property situate in
10.00 feet; thence North interest in the surplus Gadsden County,
47 degrees 59 minutes from the sale, if any, Florida, described as:
08 seconds West ?00.00 other than the property
feet; thence Soqjh 42 owner as of the date of Lot 15, Block "C"
degrees 00 minutes 52 the lis pendens must file TOBACCO ROAD, UNIT
seconds West 20.00 a claim within 60 days 2, as recorded in Plat
feet; thence North 47 after sale. Book 2, Page 56, of the
degrees 59 minutes 08 DATED this 22 day of Public Records of
seconds West 252.00 August, 2008. Gadsden County,
feet to a point for the Florida.
POINT OF BEGINNING. NICHOALS THOMAS AND,
From said POINT OF AS CLERK OF SAID The North .50 of lot 13,
BEGINNING continue COURT Block "C", TOBACCO
Northwesterly along said ROAD, UNIT 2, more


particularly described as
follows:

Commence at the
Southwest corner of lot
13, Block "C", of
TOBACCO ROAD, UNIT
#2, as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 56, of the
Public Records of
Gadsden County,
Florida, run thence North
01 degree 12 minutes 28
seconds East 55.47 feet,
thence North 34 degree
08 minutes 31 seconds
East 70.6 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
From said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue N
34 degrees 08 minutes
31 seconds East 136.11
feet; thence South 89
degrees 41 minutes 23
seconds East 138.69
feet; thence South 00
degrees 18 minutes 38
seconds West 113.06
feet; thence North 89
degrees 41 minutes 23
seconds West 214.47
feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
at pubic sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at
the South front door of
the Gadsden County
Courthouse, 10 East
Jefferson Street, Quincy,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on
October 1, 2008. Any
person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from
the sale, other than the
property owner, must file
a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

NICHOLAS THOMAS
Clerk of Circuit Court

(SEAL)

By: Pam K. Carter
Deputy Clerk
9/4,9/11-008


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PROPOSED CONSTI-
TUTIONAL AMEND-
MENTS TO BE VOTED
ON NOVEMBER 4,
2008 NOTICE OF
ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning,
Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do here-
by give notice that 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 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE I, SECTION 2
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
DECLARATION OF
RIGHTS
Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amend-
ment to the State
Constitution to delete
provisions authorizing
the Legislature to regu-
late or prohibit the own-
ership, inheritance, dis-
position, and possession
of real property by aliens
ineligible for citizenship.

Full Text:
ARTICLE I DECLARA-
TION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 2. Basic
rights.--All natural per-
sons, female and male
alike, are equal before
the law and have inalien-
able 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;
x.cept that the w'r.er
Ship, inhr-tan o-, di.pe
siticR' and p::zooien of
rzal prFpzrfy by aliBrS
in8lig @Ib for :itiaoRnhip
may bo rzgulated or pro
hibited by law. No per-
son shall be deprived of
any right because of
race, religion, national
origin, or physical dis-
ability.

No. 2 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)

Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE
PROTECTION AMEND-
MENT
Ballot Summary:
This amendment pro-
tects 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 sub-
stantial equivalent there-
of shall be valid or recog-
nized.
Financial Impact
Statement:
The direct financial
impact this amendment
will have on state and
local government rev-
enues and expenditures
cannot be determined,
but is expected 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 mar-
riage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall.
be valid or recognized.

No. 3 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE VII, SECTIONS 3
AND 4 ARTICLE XII,
NEW SECTION
(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 consider-
*ation of changes or
improvements to resi-
dential real property
which increase resist- '
ance to wind damage
and installation of renew-
able energy source
devices as factors in
assessing the property's
value for ad valorem tax-
ation 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
municipal or public pur-
poses shall be exerfpt
from taxation. A munici-
pality, owning property
outside the municipality,
may be required by gen-
eral law to make pay-
ment to the taxing unit in
which the property is
located. Such portions of
property as are used


predominantly for educa-
tional, literary, scientific,
religious or charitable
purposes may be
exempted by general law
from taxation.
(b) There shall be
exempt from taxation,
cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing
in this state, household
goods and personal
effects to the value fixed
by general law, not less
than one thousand dol-
lars, and to every widow
or widower or person
who is blind or totally
and permanently dis-
abled, property to the
value fixed by general
law not less than five
hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or munic-
ipality may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax
levy and subject to the
provisions of this sub-
section and general law,
grant community and
economic development
ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to new businesses
and expansions of exist-
ing businesses, as
defined by general law.
Such an exemption may
be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or
municipality, and only
after the electors of the
county or municipality
voting on such question
in a referendum author-
ize the county or munici-
pality to adopt such ordi-
nances. An exemption
so granted shall apply to
improvements to real
property made by or for
the use of a new busi-
ness and improvements
to real property related to
the expansion of *an
existing business and
shall also apply to tangi-
ble personal property of
such new business and
tangible personal prop-
erty related to the expan-
sion of an existing busi-
ness. The amount or lim-
its of the amount of such
exemption shall be spec-
ified by general law. The
period of time for which
such exemption may be
granted to a new busi-
ness or expansion of an
existing business shall
be determined by gener-
al 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 provid-
.ed by general law.
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(d)()- Any county or
municipality may, for the
purpose of its respective
tax levy and subject to
the provisions of this
subsection and general
law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem
tax exemptions to own-
ers of historic properties.
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 spec-
ified by general law. The
period of time for which
this exemption may be
granted to a property
owner shall be deter-
mined by general law.
"(ef. By general law
and subject to conditions
specified therein, twenty-
five thousand dollars of
the assessed value of
property subject to tangi-
ble personal property tax
shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments. By gener-
al law regulations shall
be prescribed which
shall secure a just valua-
tion of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provid-
ed:.
(a) Agricultural land,
land producing high
water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively for
noncommercial recre-
ational purposes 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 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 assessment shall
change only as provided
inb thissubsect-Meei-
(1) Assessments subject
to this subs.ectiorL.Pew-
eiep 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 fol-
lowing year, unless the
provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection her9eio
(4) New homestead
property shall be
assessed at just value as
of January 1st of the
year following the estab-
lishment of the home-
stead, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. That assessment
shall only change as pro-
vided in this subsection
her-ein.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead
property shall be
assessed as provided for
by general law; provided,
'however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection h1eFeiR.
(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 amend-
ment.
(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
homestead exemption
pursuant to Section 6 of
this Article as of January
1 of either of the two
years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment
of the new homestead 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 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 deter-
mined 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 home-
stead was' abandoned,
the assessed value of
the new homestead shall
be the just value of the
new homestead 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 home-
stead was abandoned.
Thereafter, the home-
stead shall be assessed
as provided in this sub-
section 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


divided by the just value
of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the
assessed value of the
prior homestead.
However, if the differ-
ence between the just
value of the new home-
stead and the assessed
value of the new home-
stead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-sub-
paragraph 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 in_,thissub-
section -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 jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordi-
nance. The require-
ments for eligible proper-
ties 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 home-
stead property to the
extent of any increase in
,the assessed value of
that property which
results from the con-
structiori or reconstruc-
tion of the property for
the pu ose of providing
living carters for one or
more natural or adoptive
grandparents or parents
of the owner of the prop-
erty 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
residential real property,
as defined by general
law, which contains 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
provided by law; but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed ten percent
(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
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be,
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district
levies, assessments of
real property that is not
subject to the assess-
ment 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
provided by law; but
those a changes in
assessments shall not
exceed ten percent
(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 property.
Thereafter, such proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in this subsec-
tion.


(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(h) The legislature, by
general law and subject
to conditions specified
therein, may prohibit the
consideration of the fol-
lowing in the determina-
tion of the assessed
value of real property
used for residential pur-
poses:
(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 SCHED-
ULE

Limitation on the
assessed value of real
property used for resi-
dential purposes.
(a) The repeal of the
renewable energy
source property tax
exemption in Section 3
of Article VII shall take
effect upon approval by

(b) The amendment to
Section 4 of Article VII
authorizing the legisla-
ture to prohibit an
increase in the assessed
value of real property
used for residential pur-
poses as the result of
improving the property's
resistance to wind dam-
age or installing a renew-
able energy source
device shall take effect
January 1. 2009.

No. 4 CONSTITUTION-
AL AMENDMENT ARTI-
CLE 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; CLAS-
SIFICATION AND
ASSESSMENT OF
LAND USED FOR CON-
SERVATION

Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to
provide a property tax
exemption for real prop-
erty encumbered by per-
petual conservation
easements or other per-
petual conservation pro-
tections, defined by gen-
eral law. Requires
Legislature to provide for
classification and
assessment of land used
for conservation purpos-
es, and not perpetually
encumbered, solely on
the basis of character or
use. Subjects assess-
ment benefit to condi-
tions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions
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
municipal or public pur-
poses shall be exempt
from taxation. A munici-
pality, owning' property
outside the municipality,
may be required by gen-
eral law to make pay-
ment to the taxing unit in
which the property is
located. Such portions of
property as are used
predominantly for educa-
tional, literary, scientific,
religious or charitable
purposes may be
exempted by general law
from taxation.
(b) There shall be
exempt from taxation,
cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing
in this state, household
goods and personal
effects to the value fixed
by general law, not less
than one thousand dol-
lars, and to every widow
or widower or person
who is blind or totally
and permanently dis-
abled, property to the
value fixed by general
law not less than five
hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or munic-
ipality may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax


levy and subject to the
provisions of this sub-
section and general law,
grant community and
economic development
ad valorem tax exemp-
tions to new businesses
and expansions of exist-
ing businesses, as
defined by general law.
Such an exemption may
be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or
municipality, and only
after the electors of the
county or municipality
voting on such question
in a referendum author-


ize the county or munici-
pality to adopt such ordi-
nances. An exemption
so granted shall apply to
improvements to real
property made by or for
the use of a new busi-
ness and improvements
to real property related to
the expansion of an
existing business and
shall also apply to tangi-
ble personal property of
such new business and
tangible personal prop-
erty related to the expan-
sion of an existing busi-
ness. The amount or lim-
its of the amount of such
exemption shall be spec-
ified by general law. The
period of time for which
such exemption may be
granted to a new busi-
ness or expansion of an
existing business shall
be determined by gener-
al 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 provid-
ed by general law.
(d) By general law and
subject to conditions
specified 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 munic-
ipality may, for the pur-
pose of its respective tax
levy and subject to the
provisions of this sub-
section and general law,
grant historic preserva-
tion ad valorem tax
exemptions to owners of
historic properties. This
exemption may be grant-
ed only by ordinance of
the county or municipali-
ty. The amount or limits
of the amount of this
exemption and the
requirements for eligible
properties must be spec-
ified by general law. The
period of time for which
this exemption may be
granted to a property
owner shall be deter-
mined by general law.
(f) By general law and
subject to conditions
specified therein, twenty-
five thousand dollars of
the assessed value of
property subject to tangi-
ble personal property tax
shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
(g) There shall be grant-
ed an ad valorem tax
exemption for real prop-
erty dedicated in perpe-
tuity for conservation
pumoses, including 'real
property encumbered by
perpetual conservation
easements or by other
perpetual conservation
protections, as defined
by general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.--By gen-
eral law regulations shall
be prescribed which
'shall secure a just valua-
tion of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provid-
ed:
(a) Agricultural land,
land producing high
water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively for
noncommercial recre-
ational purposes may be
classified by general law
and assessed solely on
the basis of character or
use.
(b) As provided by gen-
eral law and subject to
conditions, limitations.
and reasonable defini-
tions specified therein.
land used for conserva-
tion purposes shall be
classified by general law
and assessed solely on
the basis of character or
use.
(c)b)-- Pursuant to gen-
eral law tangible person-
al property held for sale
as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued
for taxation at a specified
percentage of its value,
may be classified for tax
purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(d)(.) All persons enti-
tled 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 fol-
lowing year, unless the
provisions 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 estab-
lishment of the home-
stead, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. That assessment
shall only change as pro-
vided herein.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead
property shall be
assessed as provided for
by general law; provided,
however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property 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 amend-
ment.
(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
homestead exemption
pursuant to Section 6 of
this Article as of January
1 of either of the two
years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment
of the new homestead 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 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 deter-
mined 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 home-
stead was abandoned,
the assessed value of
the new homestead shall
be the just value of the
new homestead 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 home-
stead was abandoned.
Thereafter, the home-
stead 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
divided by the just value
of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the
assessed value of the
prior homestead.
However, if the differ-
ence between the just
value of the new home-
stead and the assessed
value of the new home-
stead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-sub-
paragraph 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 jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordi-
nance. The require-
ments for eligible proper-
ties must be specified by
general law.
.f({e) A county may, in
the manner prescribed
by general law, provide
for a reduction in the
assessed value of home-
stead property to the
extent of any increase in
the assessed value of
that property which
results from the con-
struction or reconstruc-
tion 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 prop-
erty 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.
Lg4f-) For all levies other
than .school district
levies, assessments of
residential real property,
as defined by general
law, which contains 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 annually on
the date of assessment
provided by law; but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed ten percent
(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
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
lb)(9) For all levies other
than school district
levies, assessments of
real property that is not
subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth
in subsections (a)
through ({e) and (g).f
shall change only as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall.
be changed annually on
the date of assessment
provided by law; but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed ten percent
(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 property.
Thereafter, such proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
(5) Changes, additions,
.reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as
provided for by general
law; however, after the


adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.

ARTICLE XII SCHED-
ULE

SECTION 28, Propelrty
tax exemption and clas-
sification and assess-
ment of land used for
conservation purposes.
The amendment to
Section 3 of Article VII
requiring the creation of


an ad valorem tax
exemption for real prop-
erty dedicated in perpe-
tuity 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 grant-
ing future exemptions.
Limiting annual increas-
es in assessment of non-
homestead real property.
Lowering property tax.
village rate for schools.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION

SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.--By gen-
eral law regulations shall
be prescribed which
shall secure a just valua-
tion of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provid-
ed:
(a) Agricultural land,
land producing high
water recharge to'
Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively-for
noncommercial recre-
ational purposes 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 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 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 fol-
lowing year, unless the
provisions 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 estab-
lishment of the home-
stead, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. That assessment
shall only change as pro-
vided herein.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead
property shall be
assessed as provided for
by general law; provided,
however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be











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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 amend-
ment.
(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
homestead exemption
pursuant to Section 6 of
this Article as of January
1 of either of the two
years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment
of the new homestead 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 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 deter-
mined 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 home-
stead was abandoned,
the assessed value of
the new homestead shall
be the just value of the
new homestead 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 home-
stead was abandoned.
Thereafter, the home-
stead 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
divided by the just value
of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the
assessed value of the
prior homestead.
However, if the differ-
ence between the just
value of the new home-
stead and the assessed
value of the new home-
stead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-sub-
paragraph 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 b.y 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 jurisdic-
tion adopting the. ordi-
nance. The require-
ments for eligible proper-
ties 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 home-
stead property to the
extent of any increase in
the assessed value of
that property which
results from the con-
struction or reconstruc-
tion 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 prop-


erty 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
residential real property,
as defined by general
law, which contains 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
provided by law; but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed five ten percent
(%} {.40%) 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
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district
.levies, assessments of
real property that is not
subject to the assess-
ment 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
provided by law; ..but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed five teo percent
(5%) {44%) 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 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
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
SECTION 9. Local
taxes.--
(a) Counties, school dis-
tricts, and municipalities
shall, and special dis-
tricts may, be authorized
by law to levy ad val-
orem taxes and may be
authorized by general
law to levy other taxes,
for their respective pur-
poses, 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 authoniz d
by vote of the electors
who are the owners of
freeholds therein not
wholly exempt from taxa-
tion, 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
purposes, ten mills; for
all school purposes, five
tea-mills; for water man-
agement purposes for
the northwest portion of
the state lying west of
the line between ranges
two and three east, 0.05
mill; for water manage-
ment purposes for the
remaining portions of the
state, 1.0 mill; and for all
other special districts a
village authorized by
law approved by vote of
the electors who are
owners of freeholds
therein not wholly
exempt from taxation. A
county furnishing munici-
pal services may, to the
extent authorized by law,
levy additional taxes
within the limits fixed for
municipal purposes.
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
prohibited 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 rev-
enue impact of the elimi-
nation of the required
local effort as provided in
subsection (a) through
one or more of the fol-
lowing options:
a. the repeal of sales tax
exemptions, which are
determined not to
advance or serve a pub-
lic purpose, except for
the current exemptions
for: food; prescription
drugs: health services:
charitable organizations:
religious organizations:
residential rent, electrici-
ty and heating fuel: sales
of tangible personal
property purchased for
resale or imported, pro-
duced, or manufactured
in this state for export:
sales of real property:
and sales of intangible
personal property.
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
property taxes.
d. other revenues identi-
fied or created by the
legislature.
(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
fiscal year for the funding
of public schools under
the Florida Education
Finance Program, as
increased by the aver-
age historical growth for
such amounts during
state fiscal years 2006-
2007 and 2007-2008,
which appropriated and
set amount shall be
referred to as the "edu-
cation hold harmless
amount."
(3) Nothing contained
herein shall be con-
strued to replace or elim-
inate: the ad valorem
tax millage dedicated to
capital outlay, school
renovation and repair, or
for the payment of lease
purchase obligations
authorized by general
law; voter-approved mill-
age authorized in the
constitution: or discre-
tionary ad valorem mill-
age for school districts
authorized by law.
(cl Each law creating a
sales tax exemption
shall contain the single
subject of a single
exemption and a legisla-
tive 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 secur-


ing tax fairness.

ARTICLE XII SCHED-
ULE

SECTION 28.
Implementation of
school property tax
reform.--
(aDThe amendments to
Section 4 of Article VII
reducing the maximum
annual change in
assessments 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 author-
ized 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
SECTION
(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 drystacks
that are open to the pub-
lic; and water-dependent
marine manufacturing
facilities, commercial
fishing facilities,' and
marine vessel construc-
tion and repair facilities
and their support activi-
ties, subject to condi-
tions, limitations, and
reasonable definitions
specified by general law.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII FINANCE
AND TAXATION

SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments. By gener-
al law regulations shall
be prescribed which
shall secure a just valua-
tion of all property for ad
valorem taxation, provid-
ed:
(a) Agricultural land,
land producing high
water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or
land used exclusively for
noncommercial recre-
ational purposes 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 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 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 lol-
lowing year, unless the
provisions 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 estab-
lishmeont of the home-
stead, unless the provi-
sions of paragraph (8)
apply. That assessment
shall only change as pro-
vided herein.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to homestead
property shall be
assessed as provided for
by general law; provided,
however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property 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 amend-
ment.
(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
homestead exemption
pursuant to Section 6 of
this Article as of January
1 of either of the two
years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment
of the new homestead 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 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 deter-
mined 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 home-
stead was abandoned,
the assessed value of
the new homestead shall
be the just value of the
new homestead 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 home-
stead was abandoned.
Thereafter, the home-
stead 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
divided by the just value
of the prior homestead
and multiplied by the
assessed value of the
prior homestead.
However, if the differ-
ence between the just
value of the new home-
stead and the assessed
value of the new home-
stead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-sub-
paragraph is greater
than $500,000, the
assessed value of the
new homestead shadi 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 jurisdic-
tion adopting the ordi-
nance. The require-


ments for eligible proper-
ties 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 home-
stead property to the
extent of any increase in
the assessed value of
that property which
results from the con-
struction or reconstruc-
tion 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 prop-
erty 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
residential real property,
as defined by general.
law, which contains 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
provided by law; but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed ten percent
(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
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district
levies, assessments of
real property that is not
subject to the assess-
ment 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
provided by law; but
those changes in
assessments shall not
exceed ten percent
(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 property.
Thereafter, such proper-
ty shall be assessed as
provided in this subsec-
tion.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improve-
ments to such property
shall be assessed as
provided for by general
law; however, after the
adjustment for any
change, addition, reduc-
tion, or improvement, the
property shall be
assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment
f the folLow[ingworking
waterfront__ properties


shall be based upon t!he
current use of the prop-


erty. ods not longer than two
a. Land used predomi- years when authorized
nan!ly_for commercial by vote of the electors
fishing purposes, who are the owners of
b. Land that is accessi- freeholds therein not
ble to the public and wholly exempt from taxa-
used for vessel launches tion, shall not be levied
into waters that are navi- in excess of the following
gable. villages upon the
c. Marinas and drys- assessed value of real
tacks that are open to estate and tangible per-
the public. sonal property: for all
d. Water-dependent county purposes, ten
marine manufacturing mills; for all municipal
facilities, commercial purposes, ten mills; for
fishing facilities, and all school purposes, ten
marine vessel construc- mills; for water manage-
tion and repair facilities ment purposes for the
and their support activi- northwest portion of the
ties. state lying west of the
(2) The assessment line between ranges two
benefit provided by this and three east, 0.05 mill;
subsection is subject to for water management
conditions and limita- purposes for the remain-
tions and reasonable ing portions of the state,
definitions as specified 1.0 mill; and for all other
by the legislature by gen- special districts a millage
eral law. authorized by law
approved by vote of the
ARTICLE XII SCHED- electors who are owners
ULE of freeholds therein not
wholly exempt from taxa-
Assessment of working tion. A county furnishing
waterfront property.--The municipal services may,
amendment to Section 4 to the extent authorized
of Article VII providing for by law, levy additional
the assessment of work- taxes within the limits
ing waterfront property fixed for municipal pur-
based on current use. poses.
and this section, shall (c) Counties served by
take effect upon an open-access public
approval by the electors institution whose primary
and shall first apply to mission
assessments for tax and responsibility
years beginning January includes providing lower
1 2010_ level undergraduate
instruction and awarding
No. 7 CONSTITUTION- associate degrees shall
AL AMENDMENT ARTI- be authorized by law to
CLE I, SECTION 3 levy a local option sales
(Taxation and Budget tax to supplement the
Reform Commission) funding of the institution.
The tax may not be
Ballot Title: levied unless approved
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. by the electors of each
county served by the
Ballot Summary: institution. The local
Proposing an amend- option tax shall sunset
ment to the State after five years and may
Constitution to provide be reauthorized by the
that an individual or enti- electors as provided by
ty may not be barred law.
from participating in any
public program because No. 9
of religion and to delete CONSTITUTIONAL
the prohibition against AMENDMENT ARTI-
using revenues from the CLE IX, SECTIONS 1
public treasury directly or AND 8 ARTICLE XII,
indirectly in aid of any SECTION 28
church, sect, or religious (Taxation and Budget
denomination or in aid of Reform Commission)
any sectarian institution.
Full Text: Ballot Title:
ARTICLE I DECLARA- REQUIRING 65 PER-
TION OF RIGHTS CENT OF SCHOOL
FUNDING FOR CLASS-
SECTION 3. Religious ROOM INSTRUCTION;
freedom.--There shall be STATE'S DUTY FOR
no law respecting the CHILDREN'S EDUCA-
establishment of religion TION.
or prohibiting or penaliz-
ing the free exercise
thereof. Religious free-
dom shall not justify Ballot Summary:
practices inconsistent Requires at least 65 per-
with public morals, cent of school funding
peace or safety. An indi- received by school dis-
vidual or entity may not tricts be spent on class-
be barred from partici- room instruction, rather
rating in any public pro- than administration;
gram because of reli- allows for differences in
gion. NA r-'vonue cf the administrative expendi-
Glato ar any' pelitiaal cub tures by district.
di"'i;..n or..aO .' thOr- Provides the constitu-
At shall AvAr b.. takn tional requirement for the
rom theo publi.A. traury state to provide a "uni-
diro tl ', or Findir tl' in form, efficient, safe,
aid of. an .y hurh, ...t, secure, and high quality
or. rligiou. d nO.miR.a system of -free public
tion or in aid cf an: coo schools" is a minimum,
tarian inetitutn., nonexclusive duty.
Reverses legal prece-
No. 8 CONSTITUTION- dent prohibiting public
AL AMENDMENT ARTI- funding of private school
CLE VII, SECTION 9 alternatives to public
(Taxation and Budget school programs without
Reform Commission) creating an entitlement.

Ballot Title: Full Text:
LOCAL OPTION COM- ARTICLE IX EDUCA-
MUNITY COLLEGE TION
FUNDING.
SECTION 1. Public
Ballot Summary: funding of education.--
Proposing an amend- (a) The education of
ment to the State children is a fundamental
Constitution to require value of the people of
that the Legislature the State of Florida. It is,
authorize counties to therefore, a paramount
levy a. local option sales duty of the state to make
tax to supplement com- adequate provision for
unity college funding; the
requiring voter approval education of all children
to levy the tax; providing residing within its bor-
that approved taxes will ders. This duty shall be
sunset after 5 years and fulfilled, at a minimum
rhay be reauthorized by and not exclusively,
the voters, through adequate
Adequate provision shall
Full Text: be made by law for a uni-
ARTICLE VII FINANCE form, efficient, safe,
AND TAXATION secure, and high quality
SECTION 9. Local system of free public
taxes.-- schools that allows stu-
(a) Counties, school dis- dents to obtain a high
tricts, and municipalities quality education and for
shall, and special dis- the establishment, main-
tricts m.y, be authorized tenance, and operation
by law to levy ad val- of institutions of higher
orem taxes and may be learning and other public
authorized by general education programs that
law to levy other taxes, the needs of the people
for their respective pur- may require. Nothing in
poses, except ad val- this subsection creates
orem taxes on intangible an entitlement to a pub-
personal property and licly-financed private
taxes prohibited by this program.
constitution. (b) To assure that chil-
(b) Ad valorem taxes, dren attending public
exclusive of taxes levied schools obtain a high


for the payment of bonds quality education, the
and taxes levied for peri- legislature shall make


adequate 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 class-
rooms for prekinder-
garten through grade 3
does not exceed 18 stu-
dents;
(2) The maximum num-
ber of students who are
assigned to each
teacher who is teaching
in public school class-
rooms for grades 4
through 8 does not
exceed 22 students; and
(3) The maximum num-
ber of students who are
assigned to each
teacher who is teaching
in public school class-
rooms 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 responsibili-
ty of the state and not of
local schools districts.
Beginning with the 2003-
2004 fiscal year, the leg-
islature shall provide suf-
ficient funds to reduce
the average number of
students in each class-
room by at least two stu-
dents per year until the
maximum number of stu-
dents per classroom
does not exceed the
requirements of this sub-
section.
(c (b) Every four-year
old child in Florida shall
be provided by the State
a high quality pre-kinder-
garten leading opportu-
nity in the form of an
early childhood develop-
ment and education pro-
gram which shall be vol-
untary, high quality, free,
and delivered according
to professionally accept-
ed standards. An early
childhood 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 Legislature may
determine to be appro-
priate.
d M)(e The early child-
hood education and
development programs
provided by reason of
subsection (c) eubp~ere
ra- (b) shall be imple-
mented no later than the
beginning of the 2005
school year through
funds generated in addi-
tion to those used for
existing education,
health, and development
programs. Existing edu-
cation, health, and
.development programs
are those funded by the
State as of January 1,
2002 that provided for
child or adult education,
health care, or develop-
ment.
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 dis-
tricts shall be spent on
classroom instruction.
rather than on adminis-
tration. Classroom
instruction and adminis-
tration shall be defined
by law. The legislature
may also address differ-
ences in administrative
expenditures bv district
for necessary services.,
such as transportation
and food services.
Funds for capital 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 districts be spent
on classroom instruction
in Section 8 of Article IX,
and this section, shall
first be applicable to
school years commenc-


ing during the state fiscal
year 2009-2010.


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