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Gadsden County times
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Gadsden County times
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Quincy, Fla.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME114/ISSUE2 50 12 PAGES, 1 SECTIONFSU victorious/A7 CHERI HARRISTimesCarissa Jones lives out in the country. The Quincy resident has a few neighbors close by a herd of cows among them. Other landmarks near her Flat Creek Road home include a silo and a time-weathered barn. But the down-home charm in her neighborhood has been marred by what some might consider a strictly inner-city blight: crude gang-style graffiti covering most of her homes privacy fence. Jones said based on what her neighbor told her, the spray-paint-wielding vandal must put have the graffiti on her fence some time between 11 p.m. Dec. 14 and 8 a.m. Dec. 15. Jones said when she reported it to the sheriffs office, she learned that something similar happened recently in Greensboro. A number of road signs along Flat Creek Road have been defaced by gang-style symbols as well as some others in the Quincy area, including along Solomon Dairy Road. According to Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young, Gadsden County has had gang activity in the past and investigators are working now on determining exactly what gangs or groups are behind the rash of graffiti vandalism and what it means. We will make some arrests based on the graffiti that weve seen here recently, Young said. In addition to defacing Jones fence and area road signs, the vandals also hit a park next to Greensboros town hall. Greensboro Town Manager Harold Emrich said the park was defaced two or three times in mid-December by graffiti vandals. We like the park to be nice and attractive to residents, Emrich said, and thats very unappealing. He said the vandals used red, blue and black paint. NEWS BRIEF County commissioners get black bear updateThanks to conservation efforts, the Florida black bear population has increased significantly in recent years. Dave Telesco, Bear Management Program Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, addressed the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday about the issue. We have a lot of bears now in Florida, but that has not always been the case, said Telesco. In the 1950s we thought there were only 500 bears statewide. In 2012 we removed them from the state threatened species list. Though the number of bears currently in Florida is not known, their increase in numbers is directly linked to an increase in citizen complaints to the FWC. According to Telesco, the number of calls related to bear run-ins has increased from 87 in 1990 to 6,163 reported in 2012. A large number of these calls came from Gadsden County, particularly in Midway. Telesco said black bears are drawn to garbage cans, deer feeders, dog food and even birdseed. In order to avoid attracting bears, Telesco suggested keeping garbage cans inside until morning of pickup or building a small shed to enclose outside garbage cans. Additionally, Telesco said bear-proof cans are available in Midway for an extra $6 per month. Midway looks to county for planning help CURT WILKERSONTimes CorrespondentA proposed interlocal agreement for Gadsden County to provide city planning services to the city of Midway raised debate at the Jan. 2 meeting of the Midway City Council. The agreement would enable the county to assist a growth management department that is in a state of disarray. Councilwoman Allean Robinson was opposed to the proposition. We are a city; we are not the county, said Robinson. If we let them control the city of Midway, we are no longer a city. Interim City Manager Dorothy InmanJohnson said the agreement would not take growth management out of the hands of the council. They would be making recommendations to the council based on the regulations passed by the city of Midway not by Gadsden County, said Inman-Johnson. Councilwoman Robinson also expressed concern over the $23,500 cost Midway would incur as a result of the agreement. Mayor Pro-Tem Dolores Madison said hiring a fulltime planner would be more costly. If we had to advertise and bring on board a full-time person to work in this particular department, we would be paying over $40,000, said Madison. If Dot InmanJohnsonMidway interim city manager. See HELP/ Page A6 Danger signs? Gang-style graffiti mars the exterior of Daniels Auto Service and Daniel Lugos truck parked outside. Photo by Cheri Harris Sheriffs office, special task force investigate rash of graffiti vandalism See SIGNS / Page A12 QPD investigates holiday burglaries The Quincy Police Department saw an increase in burglaries occurring during the month of December and is asking the public for help in solving these crimes. According to Assistant Chief Glenn Sapp, December is a month that most police departments see an increase in property crimes such as burglaries and thefts. There are several reasons for this to include shorter daylight hours and greater opportunity for criminals due to holiday shopping and purchases. Sapp said some common items stolen by criminal included flat-screen TVs, electronics and jewelry. Several observations noted by QPD included several churches broken into and homes with window AC units being broken into by criminals simply removing the unsecured AC units from the windows and entering the homes through the unsecured windows. Always purchase a bracket and secure window AC units with bolts or screws. Some tips to prevent becoming a victim of burglary include: Lighting this is one of the most cost-effective deterrents to burglary. Extra exterior lighting tends to ward off would-be thieves and leaving a light on indoors gives the impression of the house being occupied.Locks strong reliable locks are essential to effective home security. Always keep doors and windows locked even a five-minute trip to the store is long enough for a burglar to enter your home. Always choose deadbolts with at least a 1-inch throw in the locked position.Landscaping always trim plants and shrubbery that could conceal a criminal. Your landscaping should provide maximum visibility to and from your home. The Quincy Police Department is working hard to increase patrols in neighborhoods and follow-up on leads in active cases. However, police cant do it alone and need the help of the community to prevent and solve crime. Citizens are reminded to call police anytime they see something or someone strange in their neighborhood. Things like strange unfamiliar cars driving through the neighborhood could be criminals casing a house. The Quincy Police Department is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for committing these holiday season burglaries. Anyone with information is asked to call the QPD CID Commander Captain Troy Gilyard at 850627-0140. Tipsters may remain anonymous. Walter A. McNeil CHERI HARRISTimesNo charges will be filed related to an investigation into the Quincy city election this past April. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement documents obtained by the Times, Angela G. Sapp had filed a complaint against Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor. Sapp lost the April 2013 District 2 City Commissioner race in Quincy to Micah Brown. According to FDLE, Sapp alleged some voters used false registration information to participate in the election. She also alleged that Taylor solicited absentee ballots from several voters and made promises or representations to individuals regarding compensation for their vote. These alleged actions were to favor Brown, who is the District 2 Commissioner. Sapp noted in her complaint that there were an unprecedented number of absentee ballots turned in during the 2013 election, with more absentee ballots turned in than walk-up voters. Her complaint included a list of 41 voters she felt should be questioned about their absentee ballots. An FDLE investigator sent an investigative case summary Oct. 17 to Assistant State Attorney Rick Combs and the investigator received a letter Dec. 16 from Combs informing him that after reviewing the investigation, there was insufficient evidence to substantiate any of the complaints, and he declined to file any charges. Taylor said, Im glad that the system proved that everything was done with integrity, and that people should not be afraid to vote. One of the allegations in the complaint was that some voters had voted improperly and FDLE investigators contacted these residents to question them, according to FDLE documents. Once they had that coming into their homes, into their living rooms, that now made a lot of them leery about exercising their right to vote, Taylor said. Sapp declined to comment on the outcome of the investigation. FDLE probe clears official INDEX Sports . . . .A7 Opinion . . .A4 Classifieds . .A8 Church News .A3 Education . .A5 From staff reports

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A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM TALLAHASSEE WORKFORCE plus presents the 2014 Job Fair and Expo on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center from 10a.m. to 2p.m., which is offered at no cost to job seekers and employers. More than 75 businesses at the job fair are hiring candidates for full-time, part-time and temporary positions in the Capital Region. Various industries represented include healthcare, government, information technology, manufacturing, retail, financial services and law enforcement. In order to continue to reduce our regions unemployment numbers, we have to find creative ways to match job-ready applicants with employers who are hiring, said WORKFORCE plus CEO Jim McShane. Our annual job fair is just one way we are providing re-employment opportunities in our surrounding communities. Job seekers are encouraged to bring several copies of their resume, to dress professionally, and to register a profile in the Employ Florida Marketplace before arriving to avoid long lines. To prepare for the job fair, WORKFORCE plus is hosting several workshops including basic resume writing, interviewing techniques, dress for success, cover letter basics, network building and more. This year we have encouraged employers to host on-site interviews to more easily find the talent they need, said Kara Palmer, WORKFORCE plus director of client services & advancement. We believe this new approach will increase the number of immediate job placements for our region. Sponsors for the 2014 Job Fair and Expo include Dynamic Workforce Solutions, The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc., the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce County and Keiser University. For more information about WORKFORCE plus and the multitude of programs offered, go to www.wfplus.org or call 1-866WFP-JOB1. Programs funded through WORKFORCE plus are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. About WORKFORCE plus Job fair set for Jan. 16 The 14th annual Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center near Marianna. There were 126 bulls, from 40 ranches located in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina. There were 67 Angus, seven Charolais, two Hereford, three Red Angus, 33 SimAngus, and 14 Simmental consignments born between August and December 2012. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test Aug. 20. The last day of test was Dec. 11. In addition, a hallmark of the FL Bull Test is that individual feed intake is assessed to establish feed efficiency. At completion of the test, the entire group of bulls averaged 3.45 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 1.81 pounds to 5.31 pounds per day. Activities of the Florida Bull Test will conclude with a sale at 12:30 p.m. Central Time Saturday, Jan. 18, at the NFREC Beef Unit near Marianna. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale. In addition to performance evaluation, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition, and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs) and carcass ultrasound data is available for buyers to aid their selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase. For information on the Florida Bull Test, including performance data and pictures of all bulls, visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu /fl_bull_test. Catalogs for the sale are available by request, call 850-394-9124 to have one mailed to you. Locally you can pick up a catalog of the bulls for sale at the Gadsden County Extension Office (Livestock Pavilion). Florida Bull Test Sale set for Jan. 18 CATHY HARDIN Gadsden County F orester, Florida Forest ServiceThe UF/IFAS Extension-Gadsden County, the Florida Forest Service and Stones Home Center in Quincy will sponsor an Arbor Day event Saturday, Jan. 18. Tree seedlings will be given away and the Arbor Day Poster Contest winning poster will be displayed. Gadsden County Forester Cathy Hardin and the Gadsden County UF/IFAS Horticulture Extension Agent Alex Bolques will be on hand to answer tree questions. Florida celebrates Arbor Day the third Friday in January each year. The first Arbor Day was in Nebraska in 1872. Sterling Morton was an advocate for planting trees in Nebraska and proposed the holiday. Arbor Day is celebrated to promote awareness of the importance and benefits of trees. The Florida Forest Service and Gadsden County 4H observe this day yearly by giving away tree seedlings and planting trees on school property or other public lands. Gadsden Countys Arbor Day event will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stones in Quincy. Arbor Day tree giveaway Last year flew by faster than a marching band in the Rose Bowl parade. So many tunes, so little time! A review of year 2013 for the Gadsden County Public Library System could be characterized by five Ps: planning, programs, progress, photos and promises. PLANNING It took a whole year to accomplish, but a new long-range strategic plan for the next five years was crafted and implemented. Public input was solicited throughout the process and thanks are extended to the hundreds of participants who completed a survey to launch us on the right path. A Library Town Hall meeting in January offered lively feedback from more than 50 local stakeholders. The Gadsden County Public Library Commission appointed and collaborated with a planning committee composed of 15 diverse community members. Four productive planning meetings were facilitated by a State Library consultant. Library employees helped to develop potential activities for the years ahead. Everyones hard work culminated in longrange plan suited to a tee for Gadsden residents that was approved by the County Commission in September. Were off to a great start! PROGRESS All new public access computers were installed at the libraries and software updated. We saw a huge increase in usage immediately, with more than 9,500 visitors using computers during the summer months. Attendance continues on an upswing. Just as many library users patronized the William A. Bill McGill Library during Julyan astonishing 9,517 residents served in one month alone. Around 4,000 visitors climbed aboard the Bookmobile during its morning travels across the county last year. A federal youth science grant brought popular Lego robotics equipment to the libraries, community science nights with hands-on learning activities, and special expert speakers. The 2014 Job Fair and expo will give area jobseekers a chance to meet with more than 75 businesses that are hiring candidates and hone skills for landing that dream job in several workshops. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee. Photo submitted Linger LongerA A T T Y Y O O U U R R L L I I B B R R A A R R Y YDr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director See LIBRARY/ Page A5 Communities to participate in DEOs Competitive Florida Partnership TALLAHASSEE Te Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced Monday the four communities participating in the pilot program for the Competitive Florida Partnership, a new rural community development initiative. The City of Port St. Joe, the City of Newberry, the City of White Springs and Desoto County were the first four rural communities chosen to participate in the program. The Competitive Florida Partnership focuses on improving local economic development activities, particularly in the rural areas of Florida. DEO will assist these communities in creating strategic economic development plans that are tailored for each communitys unique assets. For example, DEO will create community asset inventories that will be available to potential businesses wishing to expand in or move to Florida. Governor Rick Scott said, The Competitive Florida Partnership provides our rural communities with the tools they need to work together and encourage economic development throughout the state. Port St. Joe, the City of Newberry, the City of White Springs and Desoto County should be congratulated for being the first communities to participate in this program and for their commitment to creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families. The Competitive Florida Partnership will help rural communities value and market local assets and challenge them to set realistic goals for advancing their economic development vision. The four participating communities will design and develop innovative strategies that promote partnerships, community design, and a viable local economy. Our goal is to help create an opportunity See DEO/ Page A3 000H2VI

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 A3 economy in Florida, in which every community can offer jobs for the next generation, said Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Competitive Florida will help rural communities map their strengths and identify what makes them distinctive. DEO understands there is power in collaboration, and this program will build an active network of passionate community leaders who share ideas and learn from each others experiences. Asset-based economic development is a bottom-up approach that focuses on developing and promoting existing local resources to strengthen the local economy. This approach focuses on a rural communitys tangible and intangible assets combined with economic advantages and how these can be leveraged into sustainable economic growth and prosperity. Assets in a community may include but are not limited to: individuals and human capital; associations and voluntary networks; political advocates; historical and cultural resources; natural landscapes (including renewable and nonrenewable material resources); financial assets; the built environment including transportation networks, communications facilities, utilities and commercial buildings; institutions such as schools, hospitals and government agencies. DEO will work with the selected rural communities to identify and market these assets and facilitate promotional opportunities to bring economic development to their community. For information regarding the Competitive Florida Partnership, visit: www.floridajobs.org/CompetitiveFlorida. DEOContinued from Page A2 Praise the Lord Church planning revival in MidwayAdvancing the Kingdom of God 50 Nights of Anointed Revival presented by Presiding Elder Prophet Anthony J. Sanders and The West Florida Diocese Church of Christ Written in Heaven will be through Jan. 19 at Whosoever Will Church of Christ Written in Heaven, 587 East Brickyard Road, Midway at noon Healing School & Prayer and 7 p.m. Nightly Worship Service. For information, call Prophet Anthony Sanders, 850-567-1902.Missionary program planned for Oak GroveThe Ruth T. Porter Womens Missionary Society program at Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church The Grove located at 3510 Atwater Road, Chattahoochee, invites everyone to the Annual Evening In White program at 4:00 pm, January 12, 2014.The guest speaker will be The Florida Conference WMS president Sis. Lucy Haynes Pride of Flipper Chapel, Chapel AMEC (the Rev. Willie Merrick, pastor) of Tallahassee. The Grove, the Rev. Debra Love, pastor Vernett M. Nicholson, WMS president. Celebrate the song in her heartAn appreciation program for Marva Ann Alls, Music is not what I do, its what I am, is planned for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Mt. Zion P.B. Church of Quincy.Sweet event aheadPastor-elect Elder Eric Collins and the congregation of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, located at 703 4th St., Quincy, invite the public to the annual Pre-Valentine breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, where Sister Denise Hannah, of Quincy, will be the speaker. Tickets are $7 for the breakfast and can be purchased at the door. Remembering his big dreamBeulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. starting at 9 a.m. with the annual MLK Observance Breakfast at the church at 14533 Main Street, Gretna. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Carlos Redding, pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. Church in Malone. The public is invited. The Rev. Marcus, pastor.Celebration in RobertsvilleMt. Calvary P. B. Church celebrates the Dr. King Holiday at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20. The church in the Robertsville Community will celebrate its 27th year of honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The breakfast/program celebration is free and the public is invited. We have a dynamic speaker and preacher, Elder Melvin Mobley, of Mt. Zion P.B. Church, great singing, one of Dr. Kings speech given by one of Mt. Calvarys own, along with a free, full course, hot breakfast. The MLK Youths Essay competition winner will be announced and awarded at that time. There will be several amazing door prizes, including a grocery box give-a-way valued between $100 to $150 if you miss being with us on this day, you will miss a treat! See you there. Deacon D. L. Chavers, E. H. Chavers, coordinators and Elder Antonio D. Bush, PastorStill singing after 21 yearsSt. John A.M.E. Church Gospel Choir will celebrate its 21st anniversary at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 with a program entitled the Tribes of Israel. There will be 12 speakers to represent each tribe. The public is invited. Sister Leola H. Francis, president. The Rev. Matthew J. Bryant, pastor. My life according to Facebook Im not big on reflecting upon my life, past, present or future, and now thanks to Facebook I dont have to Facebook has done it for me. Today I logged onto my page and it said to click here to see my biggest moments of 2013, culled from my status updates throughout the year. (Im curious to know how they choose which ones are big moments. Where mine are concerned, Im guessing it may be my use of exclamation points.) As we enter a new year, here are some of my biggest moments from the year that just passed: Jan. 23: Free to good home: 10 unwanted pounds. Warning: They multiply so you may need to get them spayed or neutered. Alas, no takers on my offer. The year I turned 50 I had lost 40 pounds and have mostly kept them off, which Ive taken extreme pleasure and great pride in. However, a few years ago my metabolism slowed to a snails pace and my weight has steadily increased, despite my efforts. Whats most frustrating and aggravating is the realization of how much of my sense of self is in my appearance. Its been my god for a very long time, and the real God does not share his throne with anyone or anything else. I wish I could say Ive given up the struggle for god-ness, but I havent. I dont know how to stop caring about how I look, neither do I know how to love God more than I love myself. March 24: I kissed a 60-year-old Bearcat today! May 3: years with the same Bearcat. Not long enough. On March 24, my husband, whom I call Bearcat, turned 60, and our 38th anniversary was May 3. When we got married, we barely knew each other, and its a surprise to both of us that were still happily together. He makes me crazy at times, but I cant imagine life without him. It was when we were married 31 years and he had open-heart surgery that I began thinking that as each year passes, it isnt long enough. Thats a gift from God. That is a gift of grace. July 18: Hey, Citrus County people go visit Sandy Shuart at her secondhand childrens clothing store, Baby Blessings.... Sandy is an amazing woman. Her youngest daughter, Kelly, was my daughter Lauras childhood best friend, and Laura thinks of Sandy as her second mom. Kelly died from leukemia on New Years Eve 2004 at age 21. Sandy has endured Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See GRACE / Page A8 MLK weekend events ahead A series of three events will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin King Jr. : 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18: Non-Violence Community Discussion at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Quincy. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18: Ignite the Light talent showcase at Quincy Music Theatre, Quincy. Monday, Jan. 20: Freedom Walk begins at 7:45 a.m. followed by community breakfast, program and door prizes from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. at the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center in Quincy. Event sponsors: Gadsden Chapter National Hookup of Black Women Inc. partnering with the City of Quincy and Quincy Police Department, Legacy School of Performing Arts, Gadsden Leadership & Law Academy, PAEC Migrant Education Program and Quincy Music Theatre. For information and details, contact Lauren Wright at 850-8748137 or email lauwright@aol.com. Day of Service honors MLKs dream Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County Inc. invites the community to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by participating in a forum to answer Dr. Kings question, What are you doing for others? Participants are invited to share their thoughts, ideas and any resources used to assist and encourage others. This forum is an opportunity to showcase the awareness of an exciting series of events to take place highlighting the importance of reaching out to enhance the community. This event will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the McGill Public Library, 732 Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy. The second part of this project will be presented through a different community venue/collaborative partners that embraces our youths in an official poster contest sponsored by the Corporation for NaSee MLK / Page A8 000H25R PUBLIC NOTICE The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners will hold their 2014 Annual Retreat at West End Grille (The Banquet Room), 1820 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:00 p.m. AGENDA: 1. Introduction/Purpose of the Meeting 2. Review of current initiatives 3. Key Issues and Proposed Goals for Commission Consideration (Top 5 List) 4. Summary of Goals agreed upon and issues to deliberate at future retreats/workshops 5. Final Comments In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Facilities Management Office, 1-B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32353, by written request at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding. Telephone: (850) 875-8665 or 850-510-7842. 000H28H

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A4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMOne winter evening composer Johann Sebastian Bach was scheduled to debut a new composition. He arrived at the church expecting it to be full. Instead, he learned that no one had come. Without missing a beat, Bach told his musicians that they would still perform as planned. They took their places, Bach raised his baton, and soon the empty church was filled with magnificent music. Julie Ackerman Link. As I have written so often before, my friends, the Lord surely does work in mysterious ways and, thankfully for me, so often those ways are so timely. As careful readers, some of you are aware I have been feeling sorry for myself ever since I have written my first book, released last September. Nor do you need to be reminded that I have been unable to fathom how a writer could write for as long as I have been writing this column with no feedback from you and have a book signing at the Gadsden County Public Library, attended by no one. Our special and hard-working county librarian, Dr. Carolyn Poole, director of Gadsden County Library Services, helped me with organizing the book signing to which no one came all for naught. Correction: One lovely lady did show up just as I was about to depart the library. If any of you might be feeling bad for me, please dont. After I had been featured in a Sunday edition of the Orlando Sentinel a book signing had been organized and held last month at Rain Tree Books in Eustis (Lake County) where I now reside. Again, no one showed! Like the lady said at church last night: You must be one awful writer or one gosh-darned good one. Amen. Its not the first time I have thought about hanging up the towel. Folks, in Gadsden County, I still have a difficult time with the fact that only once in five years has anyone ever taken time to let me know how much you like or dislike my writing. In some ways, we (I was a citizen of Gadsden County for six years), are like so many readers; we just have nothing to say to a columnist, be it good or bad. Whoops, I almost forgot a column the first year I wrote for the Times where I bashed a fellow columnist for the same paper because he bashed teachers. Having been a teacher for 30 years, I could not let that happen. One of you became irate with me and actually wrote a letter to the paper and chastised me for criticizing the guy who wrote Hunker (or hunkering) Down. Bravo! While not considering myself a new writer, Julie Ackerman Link, of Our Daily Bread, went on to say in this mornings daily devotional that new writers should do some soul searching and ask themselves if they would go on writing if God were the only audience. In my heart, I know the Lord wants me to go on with my writing, even if He is my only reader. I will be the first to tell you I have had to content myself with knowing God would want me to go on writing this column because I attempt to uphold Him in some way, no matter how much I may have slighted Him in others. Also, my fellow Christian friends and readers, be they members of Riverside Baptist, in Havana, led by one of my greatest supporters, the Rev. Ward Bradley, Lake Jackson UMC of Tallahassee, or Chaires UMC, also of Tallahassee, have shared with me that they appreciate what I try to do each week in Along Twin Ponds Road. (I love you, Pete and Carol!) Thank you and God bless you all, dear ones. You warm my heart, and more than that, you keep me writing! Have I ever agonized about my plans to stop writing. I do not write for praise. I write to glorify a fellow human who has in some way impacted me by his or her generosity, good deed(s), or just being a wonderful human being to another, be it animal or human. It doesnt take much to warm my heart and make me want to write about a beautiful gesture I may have just witnessed. Please, in 2014, would just one of you in Gadsden County share with me that at the very least, you do read my column. You dont have to praise or criticize me. Just let me know you want me to go on writing as I have attempted to do for the past five years. My lovely wife, Judy, has had to listen to me for the past few months, when I have shared with her that perhaps, its time to stop writing because I hadnt heard from any of you in Quincy or Havana, and it seems except for my dear friends and fellow ChrisJos-Antonio Orosco PeaceVoice Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. One of the most striking aspects of his acceptance speech is the hope he expressed in humanity s ability to overcome war. This was no mere idealism on his part. Less than five years earlier, the world had come to the brink of thermonuclear destruction because of Cuba. The United States and Soviet Union eventually diminished their threats and, in 1963, signed and ratified an agreement to end the open-air nuclear testing that was blanketing the planet with radioactive fallout. These were small steps, but to King, they indicated that human beings were capable of cooperation, even in the face of something as horrendous as the suicide of the human race. Today, the annihilation of humanity looms again as a possibility because of climate change. In 1964, King could not have imagined the particular features of global environmental destruction that we now face. Yet, he had reflected carefully on the forms of action needed to avert mass extinction before, so his work can still be useful today in thinking about directions for the climate justice movement. First, King reminds us to think in terms of the beloved community in which we are all interconnected. That means that the injustices that we experience are also intertwined. For many climate activists, thinking about racism, sexism, or poverty are side issues; after all, if there is no habitable earth, then those problems wont really matter. King cautioned against the view that injustices could be divided into neat isolated silos. The world, he said, faces the danger of the evil triplets: racism, militarism and materialism. These are inter-related features, he thought, that are at the root of wars of aggression, such as Vietnam, against distant peoples for control of natural resources needed to maintain the luxuries of a few. Climate change activists today need to acknowledge the overlapping systems of injustice that make some people vulnerable to climate damage much more immediately. It will be poor countries, largely in the Global South, that will suffer the most from environmental degradation of air, water, and soil. In the US, extreme weather as we have already seen with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy will disproportionately affect economically fragile areas, usually made up of historically marginalized communities: indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, the elderly and LGBTQ people. Climate justice activists will need to build alliances around these diverse issues, and develop the ally capabilities to listen to, and lift up, the voices of disenfranchised people. In his last years, King wrote about the forms of activism that were needed to confront the evil triplets. He warned activists not to get trapped by the usual mix of demonstrations and protest that were hallmarks of the early Civil Rights movement. With these forms of direct action, King believed the movement had fallen into crisis thinking, that is, reacting to injustice after it had already appeared. Complex justice would require mass Dr. Kings Lessons for the Climate Justice Movement Letters to the editorThe American Legion Post 84 would like to thank our Community partners for their donations at Thanksgiving. The donations were comprised of fresh vegetables, 52 turkeys, canned goods, many loaves of bread, cookies, boxed treats, 2,800 pounds of canned soup, and more than 300 blankets. All donations went to Gadsden County Veterans at risk as part of the Posts Outreach Program. Community partners include: Community Cares of Havana, Kiwanis Club of Havana and Farm Share of Quincy. Commander James Brennan American Legion Post 84 Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351-3137AND CONTINUING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE TRIBUNE (USPS 212) ESTABLISHED 1901Executive Editor Cheri Harris, editor@gadcotimes.comEditor: Alice DuPont, adupont@gadcotimes.com Advertising Sales: adsales@gadcotimes.com Legals/Classified: advertising@gadcotimes.com 877676-1403 Circulation: 877401-6408 Telephone: 850-627-7649 Fax: 850-627-7191 Web: www. gadcotimes.com Published weekly every Thursday by The Gadsden County Times. Periodical Postage paid at Quincy, FL 32351 Mailing address: 15 S. Madison St.,Quincy, FL 32351-3137 Copyright 2010 by the Gadsden County Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. Subscription rates, 50 cents per copy, $30 per year in Gadsden County, $40 per year for other Florida counties. $48 for other states (including Georgia). Advertising rates available upon request. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Gadsden County Times at 15 S. Madison St., Quincy, FL 32351-3137. We want to hear from you! The opinions expressed in Times editorials are the opinions of the columnist or the editorial team of the newspaper. Viewpoints presented in columns, cartoons or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial team. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and in guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the general manager or executive editor should call 627-7649. All letters must be signed and include a telephone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or made public. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions will be printed. Letters should be no longer than 350 words and writers will be restricted to one contribution per month. Deadline for submission is Wednesday at noon for the upcoming weeks publication. Submissions should be mailed to Cheri Harris, Executive Editor, 15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351, or e-mailed to editor@gadcotimes.com. Community supports Thanksgiving for veterans A business owners case for raising minimum wage David Bolotsky American Forum What if we could create a program that would strengthen our tax base, make government spending more fiscally responsible and provide a powerful financial incentive to low-income workers? It sounds too good to be true. But it already exists and dates back to 1938 the minimum wage. When wages are too low for even full-time workers to buy basic necessities, workers turn to taxpayer-funded programs like food stamps and Medicaid. A surprising beneficiary is the low-wage employer who is being subsidized by taxpayers. Its a perverse incentive program. A corner business or giant retailer like Costco that pays a starting wage of $11.50 an hour gets no government subsidy while a store across the street paying the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is actually getting a government handout because it pays a substandard wage. This does not make economic sense. Unfortunately, the minimum wage has been eroding for decades. The minimum wage under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 was actually 18 percent higher than it is today, adjusted for inflation. We cant progress as a nation this way. Back in 1914, Henry Ford doubled the average autoworkers pay and reduced their workday to eight hours in order to cut turnover and enable them to afford to buy the Model T. He understood the crucial connection between worker wages and consumer demand. Too many business people have unlearned this lesson and our economy continues to suffer as customers have less to spend on the products businesses have to sell. If cutting wages were the answer, our economy would be humming right now. Raising the minimum wage is a great way to boost consumer demand because every additional dollar that goes into the hands of a low-income worker is very likely to be spent, thus spurring business sales and economic growth. Our economy needs this boost from the bottom up. We employ hundreds of customer service and warehouse workers at Uncommon Goods. Our lowest wage for seasonal workers is $12 up from $11 in 2012 and $10 in 2011. Full-time workers earn more. We see higher productivity and lower turnover when employees are fairly compensated. And as weve raised our starting wage, our entry-level workers have become more financially self-sufficient. Thats what our government should be encouraging not poverty wages. The Fair Minimum Wage Act, introduced earlier this year in Congress, would gradually raise the minimum wage in three steps to $10.10 and then annually adjust it for inflation to keep up with the cost of living. In addition, it would raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers and other tipped employees who have an even lower minimum wage of $2.13, a figure that hasnt changed in 20 years. The $5.12 shortfall per hour between $2.13 and $7.25 is expected to be covered by customer tips whether you work the slowest shift or at the lowest price truck stop. When that doesnt happen, employers are supposed to pay the difference. Not surprisingly, many dont. The proposed legislation would gradually raise the base wage for tipped employees to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage. As business owners, we have to deal with annual price increases in rent, insurance, utility bills and supplies. Our employees also feel the pinch of these higher costs and should see their wages increase to keep pace. Future more predictable 2 to 3 percent annual increases for inflation will be much easier for businesses to manage than the necessary situation now of bigger spikes after years of stagnation. And indexing the minimum wage to inflation has the great advantage of taking politics out of the issue. Ten states currently index their minimum wage to rise with inflation: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. And New Jersey voters recently passed a referendum making it the 11th state to do so. Its time for the federal government to follow suit. Public opinion polls show wide support for raising the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation. We should see the same broad bipartisan support in Congress. Its been over four years since our countrys poorest workers have gotten a raise. Lets not let another holiday season pass them by. David Bolotsky is founder and CEO of UncommonGoods, an online and catalog retail business based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. See WILLIS / Page A8PEACE VOICE See FORUM / Page A8

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 A5 Youth science robotics night in Quincy. Photo submitted The library system collaborated with the Tallahassee League of Women Voters to produce a new brochure, Know Your Public Officials for Gadsden County, for the purpose of helping you become an informed citizen. PROGRAMS In addition to the Countyfunded childrens summer programs, the libraries experimented with new programs for all ages, including dance and musical performances, sign language, digital photography, and soap making workshops. Friends of the Gadsden County Public Library stepped up to the plate to expand programming. Thanks to their support, libraries were able to offer genealogy research field trips, how-to instruction in Skype and iPad, webinars on e-books, couponing, care-giving and emerging technologies. PHOTOS This column is often accompanied by a picture of some activity or event sponsored by the libraries. The intent of the director is to give you a peek inside the libraries to show what actually goes on and to welcome your participation. Now we have too many photos, too little space! Expect to see more insight into Gadsden County public libraries soon on social media sites Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. By the way, hope you like us at http://www.facebook.c om/gcpls. PROMISES Reviewing last years resolutions, we promised to be responsive to the needs and interests of residents and provide the most up-to-date information resources possible. Weve kept those promises, and will continue this commitment in the future. Whether you drop by for the latest bestselling book or healthy stretch in a chair yoga class, theres something stimulating for everybody at Gadsden County public libraries. Come in, and linger longer! LIBRARYContinued from Page A2 New Visions of the Florida Landscape opens Jan. 10 The public is invited at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, to the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy to celebrate New Visions of the Florida Landscape, works of art by painters native to China and the United States (Quincy and New York), alongside the Taste of Gadsden County restaurant showcase. Admission to the exhibitions and restaurant showcase is free and open to the public. New Visions of the Florida Landscape presents the Florida countryside from the perspectives of two accomplished artists. Nancy Baur Dillen, a native of Quincy who now resides in Melbourne, Fla., presents highly textural landscapes with an element of fantasy and brilliant color. Liu Nan, a native of China, currently teaching painting at FAMU, shares his appreciation of the vastness of Florida landscapes with a naturalistic palette and expressive brushwork. During his last decade living in China, Nan said he watched rapid construction all around him until he could no longer see the sky. He is in awe of the vast beauty of Floridas open country. In the Zoe Golloway Exhibit Hall, Owen Gray, a resident of New York City, also explores the Florida landscape, presenting a nature vs. nature theme by incorporating various creatures in and around shadowy foliage. The second floor galleries will feature work by the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild, presenting a wide range of subjects, mediums and styles of art, affordably priced for a wide range of collectors. At 7 p.m., enjoy a taste of some of Gadsden Countys finest locally owned restaurants. El Potrillo, Grannys Frying Pan, Mainstreet Cafe, Kavannah Cakes and The Tomato Cafe will offer signature appetizers. The Gadsden Arts Center is at 13 N. Madison St. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free; $1 donation is suggested. For tours and information, call 850-875-4866 or visit www.gadsdenarts.org/. Nancy Baur Dillen, Swamp Voices, 2013, oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches. Photo submitted Liu Nan, Lake Lafayette late afternoon, 2009, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Photo submitted RFMs Junior Beta Club sponsors needy family for Christmas Robert F. Munroe Junior Beta Club members pictured here are: Garrett Granklin, Kobie Lawson, Kyle Skipper and Steven Burdick, Emilee Harris, Emily Anderson and Wil Hinson. Photos submitted Beta Club members pictured here are: Diana Benitez, Dashielle Bassett, Hannah Touchton and Katareen Mohammed. Education New opportunity for Gadsden students Superintendent Reginald James and the Gadsden County School Board recently entered into a firsttime agreement with Florida A & M University to offer dual enrollment through the College of Agriculture and food Sciences (CoAFS). 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the council does decide to go along with this inter-local agreement, I think it will help us in the long run. We have projects that we need to move forward, and we cant do that without the proper people in place. The council voted 51 (Councilman Charlie Smith was absent) in favor of the agreement; Robinson casting the dissenting vote. Later in the evening, Robinson initiated a discussion to advertise the position of Midway City Manager. We need to advertise for a city manager because Ms. Johnson was only supposed to be brought in temporarily, she said. I feel that we should not advertise just in Gadsden County but also in Tallahassee and nationally as well. Councilwoman Pamela Mann then expressed her desire to have thorough background checks conducted on all future applicants. If we decide that we are going to look for another city manager, we need to stop considering people that have been fired from other counties, said Mann. It is not helping or promoting any growth for this city. At that point, Interim City Manager Inman-Johnson produced a letter that she stated had been sent to all the members of the Midway council from an anonymous source. The letter claimed Inman-Johnson had been forced to retire from her position with the Capital Area Community Action Agency for her lack of forward progress and constant argumentative relationships with her staff members. Inman-Johnson then produced documents, including emails from the former board chairman of the CACAA, showing that the allegations were untrue. She produced a letter from President Barack Obama, congratulating Inman-Johnson on her retirement and thanking her for her service to the community. I have worked for my reputation for 67 years, and if somebody is going to say something about me I want it to be the truth, Inman-Johnson said in response to the allegations. A lot of this stuff has been going on since I got here: lies, gossip and backstabbing. I dont think its the community; I think its a handful of people who dont want change. Afterward, a motion to advertise the city manager position failed to carry, with Robinson and Councilman Charles Willis on the losing end of a 2-4 vote. Other Midway business: Ken Pridemore was sworn in as chief of the Midway Fire Department. The council voted 6-0 to nominate a boundary for the Midway enterprise zone. The enterprise zone will help encourage economic growth by offering tax incentives for businesses operating within the zone. HELPContinued from Page A1A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000H2Q9 000FRBT $ 12 00 for 6 Months 000H2KJ Expires 1/31/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: CRAZY Clip, complete and mail to: Make Your New Years Resolution to Keep Up with the Local News! 15 S. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351 Call 1-877-401-6408 or fax: 850-627-7191 www.gadcotimes.com Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report Jan. 6, 20141. Charles Frederick AshVOP/ Criminal Mischief. 2. Anthony FavorsVOP/ Agg. Assault w/ weapon no intent and resisting LEO w/o violence. 3. Ryan Wade MasseyVOP/ Burglary. 4. Jamal Antuan Harris VOP/ Poss. of Cocaine. The Gadsden County Jail has established a reentry program, which the sheriff named the Faith Behind Bars Reentry Program. The program was implemented in December of 2011. Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Youngs goal then and now is to decrease the number of people who are trapped in the revolving doors of the Gadsden County Jail. Classes and services were designed to assist in the areas which cause recidivism. Horticulture and Landscaping, Substance Abuse Treatment, Life Skills, Anger Management, GED and ServSafe are among the classes and service being provided at the Gadsden County Jail through the Faith Behind Bars Re-Entry Program. The University of Florida has partnered with the reentry program to provide Horticulture and Landscaping classes of which four young men graduated Dec. 17 at the University of Floridas Research Center on Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy. These classes are certificated, which gives participants the opportunity to provide proof of training and experience when applying for positions in this field. These certifications are also avenues to assist in preparing individuals to start their own businesses. The sheriff and staff are very proud of these four young men who didnt allow their circumstance to stand in the way of setting a foundation for change. Four earn horticulture certificates through re-entry program Dr. Nick Comerford, Sean Johnson, Meaco Brewington, Jermaine Sailor, Annie Britt-Berry, Maj. Robert Barkely, Dr. Gray Knox and Commissioner Sherrie Taylor pose for a photo. Photo submitted The Faith Behind Bars Reentry Program was implemented in 2011. FSU, UCF fans can celebrate bowl game successes this month at Floridas state parks TALLAHASSEE The Florida Park Service is celebrating the BCS National Championship win of Florida State University and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win of the University of Central Florida by cutting admission in half for its fans Mondays through Thursdays throughout January. What better way for fans to celebrate the nail-biting victories of the Seminoles and the Knights than with a relaxing hike, picnic or stroll in a Florida State Park? Teamthemed cookouts and gatherings in park pavilions are a good way to show others the pride they have in these two programs. Fans wearing FSU and UCF hats or shirts and students showing a current ID will get into a state park for half price. The offer is good for day-use of Florida State Parks on Mondays through Thursdays. FSU and UCF are winners, just like the state parks, said Donald Forgione, Director of the Florida Park Service. So its only natural that the state parks cheer on these bowl wins along with fans. The players and coaches of Floridas universities work hard and we applaud their success. Half-priced admission is good at all Florida State Parks except Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. This offer does not include additional usage fees, special events or Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20. Florida State University won the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game again Auburn University on Jan. 6. The University of Central Florida beat Baylor University in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. In October, the Florida State Parks System had its own big win, when it was awarded a third Gold Medal of Excellence from the National Recreation and Parks Association. This makes Florida the first three-time gold medal award recipient. Since 1935, the Florida Park Service has provided recreational activities, while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. To find out a listing of the amenities for a state park near you, visit the Florida State Parks website, or download the official Florida State Parks mobile app.

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 A7 NATIONAL CHAMPSLocal photographer Ken Fields, who shoots Wakulla High School and FSU football games for The News, traveled to Pasadena to the Rose Bowl to photograph the national championship game. I couldnt pass it up, Fields said. It was the chance of a lifetime. Ken FieldsStaff ReportFlorida State pulled out a last second win against Auburn in the BCS National Championship on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., with a nal score of 34-31. FSUs quarterback and recent Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston, who has not shown much sign of getting rattled during the regular season, showed a little on Monday night as it took him most of the game to gain momentum. The Seminoles trailed the Auburn Tigers for the majority of the game until the fourth quarter, when Florida State scored 21 points and began to close the de cit. The team was down 31-27 with 1:19 left on the clock after Auburns Tre Mason ran the ball in 37 yards for a touchdown. With 13 seconds left in the game, Winston threw to Kelvin Benjamin for the winning touchdown. With the win, the Noles nished their season with a perfect 14-0 record, ended SECs record streak of seven national championships and earned the schools third ever national title.Clockwise from top: FSU fullback Chad Ab r before he scored in the fourth quarter; a S e cheerleader; quarterback Jameis Winston an interview just after the Noles victory; J Winston with the national championship Defensive back P.J. Williams makes a lea p terception; Winston evades Auburns defe n Jimbo Fisher with the championship tr o Sports Story and photos courtesy The Wakulla News TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentThis past Saturday East Gadsden played its first game of the new year against the Trojans of Hamilton County. With 7:38 remaining in the opening quarter, Keyran Black hit a threepointer, which gave the Jaguars a 3-0 lead over the Trojans. Less than two minutes later East Gadsdens star center Bobby Dukes was fouled as he made a nice lay-up inside, and after his successful free-throw attempt, the home teams lead was extended by a score of 6-0. Both teams had a hard time getting into any offensive rhythm during the first quarter. The Jaguars were unable to cash in on most of the nice looks they got from beyond the arch in the opening quarter, but because of the aggressive play of Dukes, they held a comfortable 178 lead over the Trojans heading into the second quarter. Hamilton County put together a well executed play at the beginning of the second quarter, but the Jaguars floor general Nick Byrd took away the scoring opportunity with a big block inside on the lay-up attempt. Black knocked down his second three of the game 21 seconds later, pushing the Jaguars lead to 20-8. East Gadsden did a great job of increasing their tempo on offense and pressuring the ball on defense, but at times they were a little too aggressive defensively, which led to free-throws for the Trojans. Because of the continuously tenacious play of Dukes inside and the strong drives to the basket and jumpers made by John Fain, the Jaguars dominated the first half and held a 29-16 lead with 3:40 left to play in the second quarter. East Gadsden also received quality minutes off the bench from Kendre James, who gave great effort on both ends of the court. Hamilton County was unable to match the Jaguars high energy style of play and as the first half came to a close, the home team held a 32-20 lead. In the opening minutes of the third period of play, Fain Jaguars cruise to victory at home See EGHS / Page A11

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A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 1-877-676-1403 4008-0123 GCT (Cert# 302 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 4986-0109 GCT Perry Vs. Whaley 13001165DRA Dissolution of Marriage PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13001165 DRA Division: Family Law Mylette Perry Petitioner, 4038-0116 GCT 1/17 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Home Trailer Park & Mini Storage located at 2215 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 will have a sale on 1/17/14 at 8:00 am. The following units will be sold to cover past due rent. All contents include household items. #12 Michael Hautau #28 Annie Johnson #30 Felita Henry This will be the final notice of any kind. For more information contact Donald Kilpatrick, 850-875-3553 Jan. 9 & 16, 2014. and Maurice Lashon Whaley, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Maurice Lashon Whaley (Last Known Address): 403 S. Appletree St., Apt. G-20, Dothan, AL 36301 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mylette Perry, whose address is 364 Hines Rd., Quincy, FL 32352on or before January 19, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 10 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351,, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: None. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: Dec. 6, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Cynthia R. Daniels, Deputy Clerk December 19 & 26, 2013 and January 2 & 9, 2014. 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Please Contact Dwayne Fox at 850-627-4224 or 850-576-3610. incredible pain, yet she glows. Whenever I see her, I smile because God let me play a teeny role in Sandy and her family coming to know the amazing grace of God. He is so, so good. Sept. 23: Were getting a Panera in Inverness! Spring 2014! I dont know why Facebook chose this as one of my biggest moments of 2013. Again, it must be the exclamation points. Even so, I posted it because to me its a sign that our local economy may be improving. The earth is not our real or ultimate home, but while were here I believe we should seek the welfare and wellbeing of our neighbors and community. That said, I need to get out more and learn who my neighbors are and how I might be a blessing to them. Thats a goal I should make for 2014, to think more of others and less of myself. Dec. 19: Guarding the holiday goodies. This message accompanied a photo taken of me and some coworkers in front of a dessert-laden counter during our annual company party. That day a co-worker teased me several times about my eating. This is significant: I laughed. For most of my life Ive battled with my weight and body image, and at one time such teasing would have sent me crying in humiliation and shame. I have come a long way God has healed me. Hes been kind and gracious to me. Dec. 24: Received my first email ever from my daddy! Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever. Well, maybe not best ever, but close. Now 80, my dad recently got an iPad and is learning about life online. He and my mom live far away in Mexico, and this helps to bridge the distance between us. For many years I was emotionally estranged from them, but now Im not. Once again, God has shown me his goodness and mercy. That email from my dad gives me hope that God can do even greater things. I will be looking for them in 2014.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-5642927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@chroni-cleonline.com. Nancy Kennedy tional and Community Service. For information, call Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County Inc. at 850-8758680 or 850-524-1054 to reach a member of the Board of Directors or the Boards Consultant. GRACEContinued from Page A3 MLKContinued from Page A3 Whats up? Snow Queen stepping to QuincySee the Snow Queen Jan. 11 at Quincy Music Theater presented by the Killearn Performing Arts and the Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers Christian Andersens famous fairytale comes to life set to Irish dance and music in this retelling. Tickets are $12 for adults and seniors and $6 for children 13 and younger. Seating is general admission. For tickets call 850-8759444 or go online to www.qmt.org/.Kiwanis collect diapersPlease consider joining Quincy Kiwanis in our 2014 Diaper Drive and help us meet our goal to collect 2,014 infant to adult size diapers in 2014 for babies and adults in need in Quincy. Did you know? Government programs do not pay for diapers. In poorer families, babies often spend an entire day in the same diaper. Infants require about 12 diapers per day. 1 in 3 families struggle to provide diapers. Women often sell food stamps to acquire diapers. Your contribution will make a big difference to a family. Diapers may be dropped off at the locations below between Jan. 8 and March 26. Cash donations for diapers may be sent to Quincy Kiwanis at P.O. Box 448, Quincy, FL 32351. Please make checks payable to Quincy Kiwanis with a memo Diaper Drive. Drop-off locations: Talquin Electric Member Services, 1640 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy. Capital City Bank, 4 E. Washington Street, Quincy. n Big Bend Hospice/Quincy, 105 N. Jackson Street, Quincy. FOCUS Credit Union, 639 S. Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy. For information, call Kim Gay at 850-363-2287 or Travia Cromartie at 850-556-1786. Get smart about home-buyingThe UF/IFAS Gadsden County Extension Service is offering A Home of Your Own a first-time homebuyer workshop open to all individuals interested in buying a home or who want to learn about programs available to assist first-time homebuyers. The workshops also include the financial responsibilities of home ownership and ways to reduce your debt load. This class is a prerequisite to qualifying for homebuyer assistance for most banks and financial institutions. This is a four-part class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14 and Feb. 3 and 4. Participants must attend all sessions to earn a certificate. For information and to register, contact Elizabeth Gorimani at the UF/IFAS Gadsden County Extension Office (Livestock Pavilion, 2140 W. Jefferson S., Quincy) at 850-875-7255. Spring into vegetable gardening The Gadsden County Extension office (Livestock Pavilion) in collaboration with the UF/IFAS Northwest District Horticultural Extension Agents will offer an interactive video series for novice gardeners on vegetable gardening. Classes will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Topic presentations are as follows: Jan. 14 Homeowner vegetable garden expectations: What to grow, seasonal information, site selection, and improving soils. Jan. 21 Specifics on tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cucumbers: Seeding and transplant specifics. Jan. 28 General garden maintenance: Watering, fertilizing, integrated pest management and management techniques for home gardeners. Feb. 4 Harvesting and troubleshooting vegetable garden problems. You can Spring into Vegetable Gardening in 2014 by attending this program. The cost is $30/person or $45/couple and the class is limited to 20 participants. To register call Paula Alday at 850-875-7255 or Alex Bolques for information. tians, no one is purchasing my book, Staying Afloat, either. Ive just been feeling rather old and that no one cares any more. Thats not a good feeling to have is it, my senior friend readers? I spent a night in the hospital over the holidays. I had the old chest pains that so many of us oldsters feel. I think my stress at realizing I am old and finally going through the actual experience of it was hurting me. Most of the time I feel young and vital and want to go on feeling that way. Remember, this whole idea of writing Along Twin Ponds Road came about because I was feeling so wonderful, youthful and vital and so close to the Lord and wanted to share it with you. In fact in a couple of hours I am going to try and prove to my new primary care doctor down here in Lake County that I do matter and want to be treated like an old man who wants to go on living and doing for others as long as he can. God bless you, and Happy New Year! Former Havana resident Ray Willis loves hearing from readers. Contact him via email at coot5864@hotmail.com. WILLISContinued from Page A4 protests, but it also meant getting out in front of social problems, and building alternative civic and economic structures so that people would not have to rely on problematic state or corporate institutions. He called for organizing neighborhoods and creating diverse networks of allies that could support one another. A glimpse of this kind of activism came about when Occupy organizers provided assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Achieving climate justice, then, will mean not only protests against this pipeline or that shipping port, but also working to connect local community gardens, alternative currencies, free libraries and medical clinics, into thick webs reaching across urban and rural areas. This kind of organizing will enable widespread skill sharing and mutual aid, but also deliver a message that was dawning at the height of the Occupy movement: another world is possible, and there are many across the world who desire to work together to build it. King believed we had it within us to avoid mutually assured destruction; he also thought we were developing the insights and activist resources to radically align our world to the moral arc of the universe. The climate justice movement might become the place where we prove him right. Jos-Antonio Orosco is associate professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, where he directs the Peace Studies Program. He writes for PeaceVoice and is the author of Cesar Chavez and Common Sense of Nonviolence. FORUMContinued from Page A3 Gadsden Elementary Magnet School will host Parent Conference Week for the end of the second nine weeks. Conferences will be Jan. 13 to 17. Report cards will be issued and the Second Semester Syllabus will be shared. Parents are asked to notify their childs teacher to schedule a conference date and time. Conferences planned for GEMS students agriculture, such as those enrolled in the Plant Biotechnology Academy at East Gadsden. The academy was begun three years ago under the leadership of Dr. Sylvia Jackson, the districts K-12 director. She is also credited with working out the details of the agreement with FAMU. Beginning with the spring 2014 semester, the university will offer a sequence of three courses in which eligible students can earn high school and college credit simultaneously. According to Dr. Melvin Roberts, the new principal at East Gadsden, We are excited about this new partnership with FAMU and the opportunities it will provide for our students. Students will have the opportunity to get a head-start on college and save money on later college costs. Dean Robert Taylor of the FAMU CoAFS, said he and the faculty are looking forward to Gadsdens students being a part of the college and promised scholarships and other forms of aid if they enroll at the university upon graduation. This spring Ariel Howard and Devondre Shaw will be the first to enroll in AGG 4420, Human Sustainability. Plans are to greatly enhance the number of students taking the FAMU course in the fall term and to broaden the course offerings in the future. Any student interested in this dual enrollment program can contact their guidance counselor or Curtis Richardson at 850-6622300. DUALContinued from Page A5 Ariel Howard and Devondre Shaw will be the first Gadsden County students to enroll in a dual-enrollment class at FAMU. Photo submitted

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 A9 4022-0109 GCT Vs. Smith-Donaldson, Shelia 20-2013-CA-000957 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20-2013-CA-000957 U.S. BANK, N.A., as trustee on behalf of MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1998-7, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, v. SHELIA SMITH-DONALDSON A/K/A SHELIA SMITH DONALDSON, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHELIA SMITH-DONALDSON A/K/A SHELIA SMITH DONALDSON, SUGAR PLUM PROPERTIES ASSOCIATES, LTD. D/B/A QUAIL RIDGE COMMUNITY WATER UTILITY SYSTEM, THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 135 TWO STATES STREET, HAVANA, FL 32333 n/k/a KOMMINICH SMITH, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHELIA SMITH-DONALDSON a/k/a SHELIA SMITH DONALDSON; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil aciton has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Gadsden, State of Florida to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 28, BLOCK A, OF QUAIL RIDGE, PHASE II & PHASE III, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 69 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 CYPRESS HS 76 SERIAL NUMBERS GMHGA2279821691A AND GMHGA2279821691B. Commonly known as: 135 TWO STATES STREET, HAVANA, FL 32333 You are required to file a wrotten response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 18 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By: Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312 Telephone: (850) 422-2520 Facsimile: (850) 422-2567 Email: attorney@padgettlaw.net January 2 and 9, 2014. 4023-0109 GCT vs. Baker, Thawanna L. 08-01154 Re-Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 08-01154 TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., Plaintiff, vs. THAWANNA L. BAKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THAWANNA L. BAKER; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 5th day of December, 2013, and entered in Case No. 08-01154, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. is the Plaintiff and THAWANNA L. BAKER, JOHN DOE and JANE DOE IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SOUTH SIDE OF COURTHOUSE STEPS, 10 EAST JEFFERSON ST., QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351, 11:00 AM on the 21 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-577-4401,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 13 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk Of The Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by:Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone:(954) 453-0365, Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516, eservice@clegalgroup.com OFFICIAL RECORDS BK 681 PG 714 070013352 EXHIBIT A 07-0766 BAKER Lot 17, TALQUIN RESORTS, an unrecorded subdivision, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Section 26, Township 1 North, Range 4 West, Gadsden County, Florida and run thence N89E 1781.57 feet to a concrete monument (set) on the Westerly boundary of lands as described in Official Records Book 260, Page 379, of the Public Records of said County; thence S00W along said Westerly boundary a distance of 1294.89 feet to a concrete monument (set) on an old wire fence, said point marking the Southwest corner of said lands; thence N89E along said old wire fence and the 4024-0109 GCT vs. Wescoat, Edward 20-2010-CA-000510 Re-Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 20-2010-CA-000510 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC. TRUST 2006-HE3, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD WESCOAT A/K/A EDWARD J. WESCOAT AKA EDWARD JAY WESCOAT AKA JAY WESCOAT; et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 23 day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 20-2010-CA-000510, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC. TRUST 2006-HE3 is the Plaintiff and EDWARD WESCOAT A/K/A EDWARD J. WESCOAT AKA EDWARD JAY WESCOAT A/KA JAY WESCOAT, CASTLE CREDIT CORPORATION, BANK OF AMERICA, NA, ALAN P. COOPER, GEORGIA M. COOPER, JOHN HAYES WOODWARD A/K/A J. HAYES WOODWARD, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), REBECCA WESCOAT A/K/A REBECCA P. WESCOAT, THOMAS D. WOODBERY JR. and RHONDA H. WOODWARD IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SOUTH SIDE OF COURTHOUSE STEPS, 24 N. ADAMS STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351, 11:00 AM on the 28 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NUMBER TEN (10) ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL MAP OR PLAT OF THE TOWN OF QUINCY, FLORIDA (NOT THE CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA) AND RUN EAST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF KING STREET IN SAID CITY, A DISTANCE OF EIGHTY TWO (82) FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE LAND HERETOFORE SOLD TO R.C. WOODBERY AND MRS. MARY E. WOODBERY, THENCE RUN NORTH ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN (111) FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE LAND NOW OCCUPIED BY MRS. HATTIE MUNROE, THENCE RUN WEST TO THE ORIGINAL WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT NUMBER TEN (10) THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG SAID ORIGINAL WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT NUMBER TEN (10) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. 301 N JACKSON 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-577-4401,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 28 day of October, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk Of The Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365, Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516, eservice@clegalgroup.com January 2 and 9, 2014. 10-21442 4025-0109 GCT vs. Beamon, Johnnie 09000655CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION, CASE NO: 09000655CAA DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-2, Plaintiff, vs. JOHNNIE BEAMON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Dec. 4, 2012 and Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Reset Judicial Sale dated December 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000655CAA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida in which The Bank of New York Mellon, as Successor Trustee under NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2005-2, is the Plaintiff and Johnnie Beamon, Patricia Beamon, are defendants, the Gadsden County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on at the south side of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, Gadsden County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 21st day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 2, BLOCK D OF HIGH BRIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT BEING OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/ A 109 HIGH 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gadsden County, Florida, this 13 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts at the Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351, telephone numbers (850) 875-8601 for voice or (850) 875-8612 for fax, within two working days of your receipt of this document. To file response please contact Gadsden County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353 January 2 and 9, 2014. 4026-0109 GCT Vs. Wallace, Ronald 20-2012-CA-000114 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 20-2012-CA-000114 FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. RONALD WALLACE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed November 14, 2012 and Order to Reset Sale dated November 18, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 20-2012-CA-000114 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Havana, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 21st day of January, 2014, at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK D, CASCADE FALLS, PHASE 2, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 144, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF Gadsden COUNTY, Florida. AKA 46 CASCADE COURT, HAVANA, FL 32333 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. Southerly boundary of said lands a distance of 933.00 feet to a concrete monument (found) marking the Southeast corner of said lands, said point lying on the boundary of the lands of the W.W. and Catherine Ward Estate; thence N89lE along said boundary of the W.W and Catherine Ward Estate a distance of 94.55 feet to a concrete monument (set) for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence continue N89E 150.00 feet to a concrete monument (set); thence S80E 150.49 feet to a concrete monument (set) on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of Talquin Resorts Drive (60.00 foot Right-of-Way); thence S89W along said Northerly right-of-way boundary a distance of 150.00 feet to a concrete monument (set); thence N00W 150.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNTNG. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2008 Fleetwood Manufactured Home Serial Number FLFL 770A/B33600-ER21. Parcel ID No.: 4261N4W0000002131700 Property Address: 303 Talquin Resort Drive, Quincy, Florida 32351 January 2 and 9, 2014. 08-39927 4037-0116 GCT Wilcoxson, Odessa 13000219CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 13000219CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF ODESSA WILCOXSON, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Odessa Wilxcoxson, deceased, whose date of death was February 27, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32351. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, having claims or demands against decedentss estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 9, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Dessa Francis 711 Pearl St., Boise, Idaho 83705 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Kathryn A. Hathaway Attorney for Dessa Frances Florida Bar Number: 622125 HATHAWAY & SPRAGUE PA Kathryn A. Hathaway P.O Box 3005, Tallahassee, Florida 32315 Telephone: (850) 425-4700 Fax: (850) 425-4704 E-Mail: Notices@HathawayLaw.Net Secondary E-Mail: statenotices@hathawaylaw.net January 9 & 16, 2014. 4009-0123 GCT (Cert# 505 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 505 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 610 P 922; OR 11 P 442; DB 115 P 213 LOTS 15 & 16 BLK. E. CARVER HTS PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2353N2W03200000E0150 Name in which assessed: Betty Strong, Estate of Johnnie L Strong, Estate of John Lewis Strong, Estate of Alma V Strong 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4010-0123 GCT (Cert# 2358 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2358 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 731 P 1833; OR 731 P 1815; OR 716 P 1408; OR 651 P 31; OR 651 P 31 LOT 24 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0240 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4011-0123 GCT (Cert# 2356 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2356 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 22 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0220 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4012-0123 GCT (Cert# 2355 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2355 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 21 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0120 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4013-0123 GCT (Cert# 2403 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2403 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 20 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0200 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4014-0123 GCT (Cert# 1932 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Florida Dundee Lien Invest LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1932 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 736 P 87; OR 733 P 881; OR 731 P 393-ORDER THE WEST OF LOTS 14 & 15, BLK. 3 SHADY NOOK SUBDIVISION.DB 88 P 468. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3122N4W1060000030140 Name in which assessed: Angelene March 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4015-0123 GCT (Cert# 2404 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2404 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 21, BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0210 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4016-0123 GCT (Cert# 1986 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1986 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 461 P 435 OR 460 P 1772 BEG. 1823.11 FT N & 1710.49 FT E OF S.W.C. OF NW RUN S. 86 DEG 5 MIN E. 284 FT., S. 11 DEG 51 MIN W. 100.26 FT., N. 86 DEG 5 MIN W. 282 FT. TO RD. N. 10 DEG 43 MIN E. 100 FT. TO P.O.B OR 243 P 719; OR 380 P 1418. LESS ANY PART SOLD TO DOT. IN SECTION 13-2N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3132N4W0000002130300 Name in which assessed: MAINOR A MOORE 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4017-0123 GCT (Cert# 2408 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2408 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 710 P 792 LOT 25 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGE 145-148 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0250 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4018-0123 GCT (Cert# 2409 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2409 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 26 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0260 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate 4019-0123 GCT (Cert# 2410 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2410 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 30 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815 OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0300 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4020-0123 GCT (Cert# 2411 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2411 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 32 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0320 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, LLC 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4021-0123 GCT (Cert# 2746 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2746 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 372 P 858 & 868 COMM AT SWC OF LOT 73 OF LRS. RUN N 22 DEG 25 MIN E 160.9 FT TO POB, RUN N 77 DEG 26 MIN E 1007.4 FT N 25 DEG 30 MIN E 43.3 FT., N 21 DEG 55 MIN E 700 FT TO S SIDE OF STATE RD #65-B, N 70 DEG 35 MIN W 811 FT, S 22 DEG 25 MIN W 1263.1 FT TO POB. LESS PART PER OR 159 P 559. LESS THE FOLLOWING THREE TRACTS: OR 541 P 229: BEGIN AT THE NWC OF AN 18.8 AC TRACT OF LAND DESCR IN OR 372 P 858, SAID POINT LYING ON THE S/LY RT/WY BNDRY OF CR-65-B, RUN S 71* 27 51 E 190.45 FT; S 06* 57 38 W 274.73 FT; N 63* 07 17 W 264.02 FT; N 22* 25 00 E 231.36 FT TO POB. LESS AND EXCEPT: OR 541 P 232; COMM AT THE NWC OF AN 18.8 AC TRACT OF LAND DESCR IN OR 372 P 858, SAID POINT LYING ON THE S/LY RT/WY OF CR-65B, RUN S 71* 27 51 E 190.45 FT TO BEGIN: S 71* 27 51 E 134.90 FT; S 11* 55 47 W 234.29 FT; S 89* 42 08 W 112.77 FT; N 06* 57 38 E 274.73 FT TO POB. OR 541 P 235: COMM AT THE NWC OF AN 18.8 AC TRACT OF LAND DESCR IN OR 372 P 858, SAID POINT LYING ON THE S/LY RT/WY OF CR-65B, RUN S 22 25 00 W 231.36 FT TO BEGIN; S 22* 25 00 W 263.64 FT; S 88* 31 06 E 346.72 FT; N 06* 57 38 E 227.44 FT; N 63* 07 17 W 264.02 FT TO POB LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING OR 669 P 1511 COMM AT THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 372 P 858 N 22* 25 00 EAST ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 327.46 FT ON THE N/LY R/W OF A FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION CO GAS LINE TO BEING: N 22* 25 00 EAST ALONG WESTERN BOUNDARY 340.66 FT MARKING THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 541 P 235; S 88* 29 34 EAST 347.99 FT MARKING THE SEC OF LANDS SAID PT LYING IN THE C/L OF A 50 FT ACCESS & UTILITY EASEMENT S 06* 57 38 WEST 292.14 FT ON N/LY R/W BOUNDARY; S 87* 57 25 WEST ALONG N/LY R/W A DISTANCE OF 442.65 FT TO THE POB. (CONTAIING 2.74 AC) THE NE/LY PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BEING SUBJCT TO A 50 FT ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT. LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: OR 691 P 1012 COMM AT THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 372 P 858-859; N 22* 25 00 E ALONG THE W/LY BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS A DIST. OF 668.12 FT TO THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 541 P 235; S 88* 29 34 EAST 347.99 FT MARKING THE SEC OF SAID LANDS, SAID PT LYING IN THE C/L OF A 50 FT ACCESS & UTILITY EASEMENT TO BEGIN: THENCE ALONG C/L N 06* 57 38 EAST 227.44 FT TO THE NEC OF SAID LANDS, SAID PT ALSO MARKING THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 541 P 232; N 89* 40 45 EAST 113.34 FT MARKING THE SEC OF SAID LANDS; S 08* 02 23 EAST 139.52 FT; S 14* 25 33 WEST 186.55 FT MARKING THE NWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 587 P 874; S 13* 12 19 WEST ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF LANDS AND THE S/LY PROJECTION THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 199.12 FT ON THE N/LY R/W BOUNDARY OF A FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY GAS LINE EASEMENT; S 87* 57 25 WEST ALONG N/LY R/W A DISTANCE OF 103.92 FT; N 06* 57 38 EAST 292.14 FT TO THE POB. (CONTAINING 1.50 AC) A PORTION OF THE WESTERN BNDRY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BEING SUBJECT TO 50 FT ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN OR 691 P 1015 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 50L0R0S0000733000100 Name in which assessed: LARRY AND CAROLYN JOHNSON 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. CERTIFICATE NO: 302 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 157 P 217 OR 364 P 794 LOT 20, 21, & THE W OF LOT 22 BLK. 1 HAMPTON HEIGHTS SUBDV. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2263N2W02100000I0200 Name in which assessed: Heirs of Ida Mae Lewis C/O Lucious Lewis 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 certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014.

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A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4027-0109 GCT vs. Allen, Samuel G. 2013-CA-000988 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-000988 CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, successor by merger to PREMIER BANK Plaintiff, vs. SAMUEL G. ALLEN, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF SAMUEL G. ALLEN, DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAMUEL G. ALLEN, and LAKE TALQUIN HIDE-A-WAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Flroida, described as follows, to wit: Lot 12-B Lake Talquin Hide-a-Way, Unrecorded A parcel of land lying in lot 79 and 20 of McNeils Little River Survey of the Forbes Purchase in Township-1-North, Range-3-West, Gadsden County, Florida, also said parcel of land lying within lands as described in Official Record Book 305, pages 1682-1684 of the Public Records of said County, being more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: Commence at Terra-Cotta monument known as marking the Northwest corner of Lot No. 79, and run; thence North 84 degrees 25 minutes 49 seconds West 253.61 feet; Thence North 60 degrees 29 minutes 07 seconds East 214.55 feet; Thence North 50 degrees 38 minutes 07 seconds East 148.85 feet; Thence North 44 degrees 13 minutes 01 seconds East 239.00 feet; Thence South 38 degrees 31 minutes 09 seconds East 129.06 feet; Thence South 40 degrees 39 minutes 05 seconds East 259.38 feet; Thence South 54 degrees 47 minutes 23 seconds West 175.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 34 degrees 38 minutes 20 seconds East 298.06 feet; Thence South 50 degrees 32 minutes 19 seconds West 211.17 feet to the Easterly right of way of a 60 foot ingress, egress and utility easement; Thence Northerly and Easterly along said easement as follows: North 26 degrees 57 minutes 09 seconds West 258.79 feet; Thence North 03 degrees 50 minutes 28 seconds West 49.06 feet; Thence North 27 degrees 33 minutes 53 seconds East 34.34 feet; Thence North 54 degrees 47 minutes 23 seconds East 120.32 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2003 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, MAKE: ASPN, SERIAL NUMBERS BL03GA0135818A AND BL03GA0135818B, AND TITLE NUMBERS 87733552 AND 87733669. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South door, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of January, 2014. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 23 day of December, 2013. Gadsden County Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk January 2 and 9, 2014. 4028-0116 GCT vs. Marlowe Jr., Ruben 13000074CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 13000074CAA U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2006-7 HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-7, PLAINTIFF, VS. RUBEN MARLOWE, JR., ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Gadsden, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at South steps of main courthouse (facing Hwy 90)-10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351 for the following described property: Commence at a concrete monument (found) which is an off set located 35.00 feet South of the Northwest comer of Section 25, Township 1 North, Range 4 West, Gadsden County, Florida and run; Thence South 00 degrees 13 minutes 31 seconds East 483.40 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Northeasterly right of way boundary of County Road No. 65-C (McCall Bridge Road-1 00 foot right of way); Thence South 61 degrees 52 minutes 30 seconds East along said Northeasterly right of way boundary a distance of 1167.14 feet to a concrete monument (found); Thence South 28 degrees 07 minutes 30 seconds West 100.00 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Southwesterly right of way boundary of said County Road No. 65-C, said point marking a curve concave to the Southwest; Thence Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right of way boundary and said curve with a radius of 1865.90 feet through a central angle of II degrees 31 minutes 08 seconds for an arc distance of 374.92 feet (the chord of said arc being South 56 degrees 06 minutes 56 seconds East 374.29 feet) to a concrete monument (PSM3031) on the Westerly right of way boundary of Wild Blueberry Lane (60.00 foot right of way); Thence along said Westerly right of way boundary as follows: Thence South 17 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds West 313.62 feet to a concrete monument (PSM3031); Thence South 02 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds West 312.43 feet to a concrete monument (PSM3031) for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence continue South 02 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds West 150.00 feet to a concrete monument (PSM 3031); Thence leaving said Westerly right of way boundary run North 87 degrees 06 minutes 29 seconds West 319.31 feet to a 5/8 inch re-bar with cap (PSM3031) on an old fence line; Thence North 02 degrees 44 minutes 20 seconds East along said old fence line a distance of 150.02 feet to a 5/8 inch re-bar with cap (PSM3031); Thence South 87 degrees 06 minutes 16 seconds East 319.72 feet to the Point of Beginning. Including and together with an easement for ingress and egress as described as follows: Commence at a concrete monument (found) which is an off-set located 35.00 feet South of the Northwest corner of Section 25, Township 1 North, Range 4 West, Gadsden County Florida and run: Thence South 00 degrees 13 minutes 31 seconds East 483.40 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Northeasterly right of way boundary of County Road No. 65-C (McCall Bridge Road -100 foot right of way); Thence South 61 degrees 52 minutes 30 seconds East along said Northeasterly right of way boundary a distance of 1167.14 feet to a concrete monument (found); Thence South 28 degrees 07 minutes 30 seconds West 100.00 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Southwesterly right of way boundary of said County Road No. 65-C, said point marking a point of curve concave to the Southwest; Thence Southeasterly along said Southwesterly right of way boundary and said curve with a radius of 1864.90 feet through a central angle of 11 degrees 31 minutes 08 seconds for an arc distance of 374.92 feet (the chord of said arc being South 56 degrees 06 minutes 56 seconds East 374.29 feet) to a concrete monument (PSM3031) for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning thence South 17 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds West 313.62 feet to a concrete monument (PSM3031 ); Thence South 02 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds West 762.49 feet to a concrete monument (PSM3031) on a cul-de-sac; Thence along said cul-de-sac having a radius of 60.00 feet through a central angle of 300 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds for an arc distance of 314.16 feet (the chord of said arc being South 87 degrees 06 minutes 16 seconds East 60.00 feet) to a concrete monument (PSM3031); Thence North 02 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds East 755 .01 feet to a concrete monument (PSM3031); Thence North 17 degrees 06 minutes 32 seconds East 280.00 feet to a concrete monument (PSM3031) on said Southwesterly right of way boundary and said curve; Thence Northwesterly along said Southwesterly right of way boundary and said curve with a radius of 1864.90 feet through a central angle of 02 degrees 00 minutes 39 seconds for an arc distance of 65.45 feet (the chord of said arc being North 49 degrees 21 minutes 06 seconds West 65.45 feet) to the Point of Beginning Property Address: 140 Wild Blueberry Lane, 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. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 9 & 16, 2014. 12-004167-FSC 4029-0116 GCT Vs. pIERCE, kEVIN m. 20-2012-CA-000992 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 20-2012-CA-000992 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN M PIERCE, KIMBERLY B PIERCE, FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #2, ORIONS POINT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed December 18, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 20-2012-CA-000992 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Quincy, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 23 day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, 4030-0130 GCT vs. Church of God in Christ Number 2 13000987CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13000987CAA PRIME CREDIT CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST NUMBER 2 and CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Church of God in Christ Number 2 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acton seeking to quite title to real property the property described below: A parcel of land lying and being in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 1 North, Range 2 West Gadsden County, Florida, being a portion of lands known as Tract 2 of an unrecorded subdivision, Parcel ID # 4-07-1N-2W-0000-00141-0700 of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a point 530.72 feet South and 254.06 feet West of the Northeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 1 North, Range 4 West, thence run South 00 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West 104.67 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run thence North 79 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds West 209.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, on the Easterly right of way of Shuler Road, a 60 feet maintained right of way; Thence run South 00 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West 57.69 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, on the Northerly line of lands of Edison Shuler; Thence leaving said Easterly maintained right of way run South 87 degrees 11 minutes 14 seconds East 205.95 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, on the Northerly line of lands of Edison Shuler; Thence run North 00 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds East 28.93 feet to said Point of Beginning. Area contains 0.205 acre, more or less and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on John A. Grant, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2121-C Killarney Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, on or before thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on December 16, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014. 4031-0116 TWN Vs. Hogan, Annette 2012 CA 0657 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2012 CA 0657 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HOGAN, ANNETTE, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2012 CA 0657, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, HOGAN, ANNETTE, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, South Front Steps, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 23 day of January, 2014, the following described property: 17 Forrest Circle, Midway, FL 32343 LOT 1, BLOCK B OF MIDWAY FOREST, PHASE I & II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2002 CRAFTMADE MOBILE HOME VIN NO.S C02052AGA AND C02052BGA AND TITLE NO.S 92054639 AND 92054750. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 16 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk **IMPORTANT** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 January 9 & 16, 2014. 20187.8056 4032-0116 GCT vs. Hinson, Jean Evelyn heirs 20-2012-CA-000619 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 20-2012-CA-000619 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP. MORTGAGE PASS-THRU CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-AR6 Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JEAN EVELYN HINSON SPEAR A/K/A JEAN E. SPEAR, DECEASED; RODERICK O. SMITH; THEOPHILUS R. SMITH; JEAN EVELYN HINSON SPEAR A/K/ A JEAN E. SPEAR; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 12, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LAND LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF GADSDEN AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 394 AT PAGE 1307 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN 150.00 FEET WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST BOUNDARY OF KEY STREET WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF WASHINGTON STREET, AND RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF WASHINGTON STREET 140.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 150.00 FEET, THENCE EAST 60.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 19.23 FEET, THENCE EAST 80.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 130.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF LAND CONVEYED IN BOOK 370, PAGE 1587. at public sale to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the courthouse square, on the South side, facing US HWY 90, at the Gadsden County Courthouse located at 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, on January 23, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 16 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 PHONE 727-536-4911 FAX 727-539-1094 IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY WHICH REQUIRES ANY ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK AT (850) 875-8601 OR WRITE TO HIM AT P.O. BOX 1649, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32353 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771 January 9 & 16, 2014. 888121215 4033-0116 GCT vs. Belford, Cordell A. 12-CA-0968 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-CA-0968 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. CORDELL A. BELFORD, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Non Jury Trial of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 12-CA-0968 of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, Nicholas Thomas Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash At the South Door of the Courthouse located at 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FL 32351 at 11:00 A.M. on the 23 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: 4034-0116 GCT Vs. Cleghorn Sr., Joseph D. 20-2012-CA-000618 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20-2012-CA-000618 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH D. CLEGHORN SR.; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 20-2012-CA-000618, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff, and, JOSEPH D. CLEGHORN SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH D. CLEGHORN SR.; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Nicholas Thomas will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at 11:00 A.M on the 23 day of January, 2014, the following real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-WIT: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT SEVEN (7), BLOCK TWO (2), ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF COLLEGE PARK ADDITION TO QUINCY, FLORIDA, AS PER DEED BOOK A, PAGE 389, AND AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN EAST SEVENTY-FIVE (75) FEET, THENCE NORTH ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) FEET, THENCE WEST SEVENTY-FIVE (75) FEET, THENCE SOUTH ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING ALL OF LOT SEVEN (7) AND THIRTY-FIVE (35) FEET ON THE WEST SIDE OF LOT SIX (6) IN SAID BLOCK TWO (2) OF SAID COLLEGE PARK ADDITION, AND BEING A PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST IN QUINCY, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 820 West King St., Quincy, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on the 16 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Gadsden County, Florida, Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 7000 West Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 307, Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone: 561-392-6391 Fax: 561-392-6965 IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 9 & 16, 2014. 1113-10085 4035-0116 TWN Vs. Fletcher-Richter, Alta 2012 CA 0600 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2012 CA 0600 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. FLETCHER-RICHTER, ALTA, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2012 CA 0600 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, FLETCHER-RICHTER, ALTA, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, South Steps, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 23 day of January, 2014, the following described property: LEGAL DESCRIPTION IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT A Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 16 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk **IMPORTANT** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. EXHIBIT A COMMENCE AT AN AXLE (FOUND) KNOWN AS MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTIN 35, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST 1578.55 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (SET) ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF BOY SCOUT ROAD OR LAKE VIEW DRIVE; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS; THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST 204.21 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (SET) FOR A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 5779.58 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 10 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 34 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 1053.39 FEET (THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST 1051.94 FEET) TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (SET) FOR THE END FO SAID CURVE ; THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 410.66 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (SET) FOR A POINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 3387.75 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 10 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 35 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 592.83 FEET (THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST 592.08 FEET) TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (SET) FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 3387.75 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 34 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 250.87 FEET (THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 06 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST 250.81 FEET TO A CONCRETE MINUMENT (SET) THENCE LEAVING SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN EAST 1597.66 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (SET) IN THE CENTERLINE OF RUM OR RED BRANCH; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE OF RUM OR RED BRANCH A DISTANCE OF 270.00 FEET MORE OR LESS TO AN IRON PIPE (SET), SAID POINT BEING LOCATED NORTH 14 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST 256.96 FEET FROM AFORESAID MENTIONED IRON PIPE; THENCE WEST 1690.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 MERIT MOBILE HOME VIN# FLHML2Bl39820679A AND FLHML2Bl39820679B January 9 & 16, 2014. 20187.8023 4036-0116 GCT vs. Nicoleau, Yanick 2011-CA-001761 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-001761 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, v. YANICK NICOLEAU; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND TENANT, N/K/A EMMANUEL NICOLEAU Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated November 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-001761 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 28 day of January, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the South door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK D OF ORIONS POINT, PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 145 THROUGH 148, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 233 Frances Harrell Way, Midway, FL 32343 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850-577-4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at QUINCY, Florida this 4 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Morris Hardwick Schneider, Attorneys for Plaintiff, 9409 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237 January 9 & 16, 2014. FL-97003591-11 LOT 16, BLOCK E, OSCEOLA PARK, UNIT 3, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 Facsimile (954) 761-8475 IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT: DANNY DAVIS, COURT TECHNOLOGY OFFICE, OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE ST, RM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303 OR (850) 577-4401 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN 7 DAY. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711 January 9 & 16, 2014. 13-021148 to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK K, ORIONS POINT, PHASE 2, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 145, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. AKA 31 Deloris Madison Dr., Midway, FL 32343. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) BY: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301, (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page January 9 & 16, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 225 E. ROBINSON ST., SUITE 660, ORLANDO, FL 32801 (407) 674-1850 January 2 and 9, 2014. 736830 11-06736-1

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The Trojans continued to battle but were unable to match the home teams energy on both ends of the court and as the fourth quarter began, they found themselves trailing by a score of 46-31. East Gadsden players didnt take their foot of the gas in the final quarter of the game; they continued to push the ball on offense and hustled to contest Hamilton Countys shot attempts. The Jaguars produced 21 points in the last quarter and went on to cruise to a 67-46 win over the visiting Trojans. Shortly after the game the Jaguars leading scorer John Fain expressed his feelings on the win: I feel like we played well; weve got to do the little things. East Gadsden Head Coach Bobby Parrish was happy to get the victory but was not completely satisfied with his teams overall performance. We played in spurts; saw some things I didnt like, he said. Weve got to get in shape. I want us to play a more up-tempo style of basketball. Weve got to play four quarters instead of three. As we go, we will get better. EGHSContinued from Page A11 Robert F. Munroe Day School is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its girlsvarsity basketball team that won the 1994 Class Astate championship.The celebration will coincide with this years Miss Munroe festivities Friday evening, Jan. 17. A special reception for coaches, team members, their families, and other honored guests will be held in the Billy Don Grant Student Center at 6p.m. The anniversary ceremony will occur at the end of the varsity girlsbasketball game with Aucilla Christian at approximately 7:15p.m.in the Suber Athletic Complex. Munroes 1994 state championship basketball team posted a 27-7 overall record and was coached by Susie Morris.The team defeated the Graceville Lady Tigers 39-36 in the championship game held at the Lakeland Civic Center. Honorees pictured above are (front row, left to right):Sarah Dyer, Team Statistician; Emily May; Darla Weber; Debra Kaye Hemanes; Tee Presnell; Macall Dyer.(back row, left to right):Susie Morris, Head Coach; Samantha Johnson, Assistant Coach; Kim Presnell; Anna Skipper; Carolyn Sapp; Sarah Franklin Johnson; and Jill Pohto.(Not pictured:Kara Payne, Assistant Coach, and Lynsley Smith, Team Bookkeeper). Photo submitted Munroe to celebrate 20th anniversary of 1994 team TALLAHASSEE Average retail gasoline prices in Tallahassee have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddys daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Tallahassee. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.30/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tallahassee during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 3.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 5.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. While the cold weather is about the lock the country into a deep freeze, were also seeing a bit of a freeze in the national average, said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. For much of the week ahead, we may see the freeze at the pump continue, as oil prices have recently shed some of their gains from late December. January and February see some of weakest demand for gasoline in the year, so it wouldnt be surprising to see the average move slightly downward in the next couple weeks. GasBuddy operates TallahasseeGasPrices.com and more than 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area. Tallahassee area gas prices see small slide in past week, still less than last year SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentNot much girls basketball action over the holidays for Gadsden County teams, but that changes quickly as teams begin gearing up for district tournament action at the end of the month. The Jaguar girls team used double-digit scoring out of three players to defeat Hamilton County 61-52 on Saturday night in Havana. The game was part of a doubleheader with the boys team that also defeated Hamilton County. Dondrea Harris, Sharieka Gaymon and Shanecia Bethea each hit double figures scoring. Gaymon scored 17, Gaymon 16 and Bethea 11 points. The team led 41-27 at the half after outscoring Hamilton 19-9 in the second quarter. In other county action this past week, West Gadsden hosts Lincoln, East Gadsden hosts Leon and Florida High and Munroe travels to FAMU and hosts FAMU in district action. Girls basketball gearing up for district tourneys American Counseling AssociationWhile the nations economy is improving in many areas, the employment market still presents many challenges. If you are currently job hunting, now is a good time to examine how youre presenting yourself and to see if there are ways to improve your marketability. The following suggestions can help you better focus your job search, especially if you are in the midst of looking for a new career path: 1. Explore your desires. Take time to evaluate where you are in life and where youd like to be. What career options would excite you, make you happy? Give yourself permission to dream. 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A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY9, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000H2Q0 2. Inventory yourself. What are your best work skills? How good are they? Are there things you need to improve? What do you, or would you, enjoy most in your daily work? 3. Update your resume. Update it regularly. Check out a local career center, or a current resume-writing book, to be sure yours is looking polished and presenting the best picture of you. Consider doing multiple resumes, each highlighting a specific skill or interest area. 4. Attend workshops. Look for opportunities to strengthen or broaden your skills. Consider taking a local community college course to add new skills. 5. Network. Networking is the primary way people get interviews. Make contacts a key strategy in your job search. Check out your local career center, volunteer for committees at your place of worship or a local charity, call old work colleagues and friends. Who you know really does matter. The more people you meet, the more likely you are to hear about a job opening in an area that interests you, and the more likely you are to meet someone who can recommend you. Asking for informational interviews with those in a company or a field that interests you is another way to make contacts. 6. Make yourself marketable. Take a hard, honest look at yourself. If you were an employer, would you hire you? What can you do to improve your marketability? Write out a plan with a timeline over the next month or so, then take the steps to make changes. Finding a job or changing to a new career can not only bring financial rewards, but can result in your being happier and more fulfilled in your work. If you need help, consider talking to a professional counselor who specializes in career counseling. Counseling Corner is provided by the American Counseling Association. Comments and questions to ACAcorner@ counseling.org or visit the ACA website at www.counseling.org/. CORNERContinued from Page A11 When that happens, I like to perform the maintenance to relieve us of that because Im of the train of thought that the longer its left, the more it encourages that type of behavior so were quick to repair and maintain, Emrich said. However, we had to do it on repeated occasions. He said the labor and paint to fix the damage has cost the town between $750 and $1,000. At Daniels Auto Services nearby, Rosario Lugo said the shop his father, Daniel, owns was recently hit twice by graffiti vandals. It bothered my dad because they painted one of his trucks, Rosario said. The sheriffs office has a task force devoted to monitoring area gang activity. Young said the 15member group includes representatives from the sheriffs office, Quincy Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Looking at photos of the graffiti damage to Jones fence, QPD Capt. Robert Mixson, a leader of the gang task force, said the symbols seem to represent Northside 14, a predominantly Hispanic gang originating in California. He said members can be recruited as part of a family tradition, for protection, or because being in a gang is often glorified on TV, music videos and videogames. Mixson said Northside gang members have been identified with red articles of clothing such as red bandanas. A rival gang, Southside 13, has been identified with blue. Gang-symbol graffiti is a way for the rival groups to mark their territory, Mixson said. Mixson said gangs have been tied to drugs, burglaries, prostitution and human trafficking. He said the groups also change their methods and clothing frequently to avoid getting caught, using tactics similar to terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda. Its street terrorism is what it is, Mixson said. Young said new members, including juveniles, are often required to commit a crime in order to be initiated into a gang. He said these crimes can include fighting another gang member or burglarizing a home, stealing drugs, jewelry or money. If a parent is worried about a son or daughter involved in gang activity, Young recommended paying attention if suddenly the child wears predominantly one color, monitoring who the child spends time with and searching the childs room for weapons or signs of other illegal activity. But many times, the reality of gang involvement is undeniable when a child comes home injured from a fight. Young said these fights are often captured on cell phone video. Young urged parents who suspect gang involvement to contact the sheriffs office and request intervention. Young also urged residents who see youths walking around with paint cans and not doing something productive with them, such as painting lawn furniture, to contact the sheriffs office. If theyre not doing something useful, Young said, theyre using it for graffiti.Times Editor Cheri Harris can be reached at 850627-7649 or editor@gadcotimes. com. SIGNSContinued from Page A1 Quincy resident Carissa Jones reported that this graffiti was scrawled across her privacy fence probably on Dec. 15. Quincy Police Department Capt. Robert Mixson said it appears to be symbols relating to the Hispanic gang Northside 14. The Gadsden County Sheriffs Office is investigating. Photo by Cheri Harris