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Gadsden County times
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE6 50 PAGES, 1 SECTIONPanthers vs. Jags/A9 000HB6U NEWS BRIEFS Pair of local FDLE probes continuesTwo Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigations in Gadsden County remain active. An FDLE spokeswoman confirmed this past week that an investigation into alleged misconduct by Gadsden County Sheriffs Office employees remains active A Gadsden County Sheriffs Office spokesman confirmed that GCSO investigators Robbie Maxwell and Kevin Godwin remain on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The investigation that triggered an FBI and FDLE raid of Midway City Hall in mid-August also remains active.Avoid illegal tax preparersIncome tax season is upon the nation, and the Quincy Police Department Assistant Chief Glenn Sapp wants to remind citizens to be aware of potential fraudsters and be vigilant in recognizing the signs of illegal tax preparation businesses. The scheme works when honest citizens have their identities and personal information stolen and then used by criminals to file fraudulent tax returns and illegally pocket the refunds that dont belong to them. Then, when the real person goes to have their taxes done, they are alerted by the IRS that someone has already filed a return using their personal data. One of the most important tips QPD can offer citizens is to protect not only your identity but the identities of your children as well. Requests for sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, dates of birth and addresses are red flags that should alert citizens to possible criminal activity. Another tip is to only have your taxes prepared by reputable businesses that are licensed to do taxes. Anyone with information about illegal tax preparers or fraud can contact the Quincy Police Department at 850 -627-7111. Quincy to up water, sewer rates CURT WILKERSONTimes CorrespondentQuincy residents will soon see an increase in water and sewer rates as a result of construction of the new wastewater treatment plant. The Quincy City Commission passed a resolution at the Jan. 28 meeting that will allow for the rate hike. The new plant, known as a biosolids dewatering facility, was built in response to a new Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) regulation that placed limitations on the citys land application method of the disposing of biosolids. The city had negotiated a loan from FDEP to pay for the construction of the facility that was completed in January. However, FDEP failed to close on the loan after further review revealed the city would need to raise water and sewer rates in order to pay back the loan. FDEP is expected to approve the loan once adjustments are made. The average customer will see roughly a $2 increase for water and $4.86 increase for sewer, said City Manager Jack McLean in response to questioning by Commissioner Derrick Elias. The commission voted 4-1 in favor of the resolution with Elias casting the dissenting vote. The new rates will take effect no later than the start of the 2015 fiscal year, the first time in 10 years that rates have been adjusted. In other business, the commission voted 5-0 to donate cityowned property to Tallahassee Community College (TCC) for the building of a TCC campus in Quincy. The property is a vacant lot located next to Workforce Plus on Pat Thomas Parkway. The new campus will be geared toward skill training in an effort to help attract new business and industry, and create new jobs for See RATES / Page A2 Wintry blast A line of traffic waits Wednesday, Jan. 29, to cross the bridge over the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee while a road crew scrapes away ice and puts down sand. Photo by Cheri Harris CHERI HARRISTimesIcy conditions seldom seen in Gadsden County disrupted normal routines last week. Gadsden schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday, two high school basketball games were canceled and about 200 miles of the I-10 corridor in Northwest Florida was closed due to ice. A Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman said I10 was closed in Gadsden County for 30 hours. In Chattahoochee, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper David Cox said the bridge was closed intermittently Wednesday so crews could clear the roadway before allowing travel across the bridge to resume. Local law enforcement and other first-responders and public works pitched in to keep detoured traffic moving through State Road 90 while the interstate was closed. Gadsden County spokeswoman Olivia Smith said the wintry weather didnt affect county offices. We were still functioning, she said. The biggest thing is that we were getting prepared. She said count officials worked with the emergency management department of Gadsden County Sheriffs Office to coordinate efIcy patches on I-10 detours traffic to State Road 90 See ICE/ Page A2 Duke Energy terminates Levy County contract PAT FAHERTYStaff writer Citrus County ChronicleDuke Energy has officially terminated its engineering and construction agreement for the proposed Levy County nuclear plant, but is keeping its options for the site open. The company reported its Jan.28 action with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Known as the EPC Agreement, it dates back to Dec.31, 2008, and is between Duke Energy Florida, formerly Progress Energy, and a consortium that included Westinghouse Electric Company. It called for two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear units to be constructed in Levy County. They were described as 1,105 net megawatt nuclear generating units. The two-reactor plant was expected to cost between $18billion and $24billion with estimated in-service dates of 2024 and 2025. During the fiveyear agreement, Duke had spent an estimated $1billion on the project Duke had announced this past August it would be terminating the Levy agreement and would not complete construction of the plant because it was unable to obtain an operating license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Jan.1, 2014. The utility did state it would continue efforts to obtain the license by March31, 2015, and if does not Duke will credit customers $10million as a reduction in fuel costs, unless the process is stopped by NRC action. We continue to regard the Levy site as a viable option for future nuclear generation and understand the importance of fuel diversity in creating a sustainable energy future, Duke Energy spokesman Sterling Ivy said. Therefore, to keep the nuclear option open for the future, we will continue to pursue the COL (combined operating license) with the NRC, outside of the nuclear cost recovery process per the terms of the settlement. The filing this week is part of the 2013 settlement where we agreed to terminate the Levy EPC at the earliest reasonable time. Duke can continue recovering Levy expenses from customers until it reaches full cost recovery or the first billing cycle of January 2018. PENSACOLA Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, working with the Escambia County Sheriffs Office, arrested former Pensacola crime laboratory chemist Joseph Graves on charges of grand theft, 12 counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and nine counts of trafficking in illegal drugs. Investigators believe Graves, while processing drug cases, replaced prescription pain pills with over-thecounter medications. The actions of Joseph Graves are disgraceful. FDLE is working with State Attorneys Offices statewide to ensure he is held accountable for his actions, said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our FDLE members who are working swiftly and diligently responding to this situation. FDLE arrests crime lab chemist See FDLE/ Page A2

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A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HB5T NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given to all concerned that the City Commission of the City of Quincy, Florida, intends, at a meeting in the City Hall in Quincy, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on the 11th day of February, A.D. 2014 to consider the enactment of the following proposed ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF QUINCY BY AMENDING SECTION 74-118, PERTAINING TO INCREASING THE SEWER RATE CHARGES FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS; AND INCREASING THE RATE CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Such ordinance may be inspected by the public at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall in such City. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be heard. This 31st day of January, A.D. 2014. Sylvia Hicks, City Clerk Literacy Volunteers of Gadsden County, Inc. will be hosting a series of Health Literacy Forums during the month of February 2014. Presentations will be delivered by a local Retired ARNP. These forums are part of LVA-Gadsdens partnership with Florida Literacy Coalition/Florida Blue Staying Healthy Initiative to enlighten families on major concerns relative to basic health issues. We look forward to positive interactions with adults and children alike. There will be a variety of Free Staying Healthy literature available including comic books for the children. February Health Literacy FORUM Dates When: February 11, 2014 February 12, 2014 February 13, 2014 Place: Havana Public Library Cowen Public Library McGill Public Library Havana, Florida Chattahoochee, Fla Quincy, Florida Time: 12N 2:30 pm 12N 2:30 pm 12N 2:30 pm Please come out and participate with us at one of the locations stated above. For more information, call Rev. Ernestine Barkley at 850-524-1054. Note: Refreshments (healthy snacks) will be served. 000HB5K 000HBBL NFREC/IFAS Agricultural Assistant The University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL is looking to hire an Agricultural Assistant which is a full-time state position with benefits and retirement options. Responsibilities include providing assistance in land and crop needs for a variety of research programs conducted at NFREC. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday8:00 AM 5:00 PM eastern time. Hours may vary during crop season. Applicant of choice will be required to complete a health assessment prior to hire, and acquire a valid Pesticide License within 90 days after the hire date. Pay rate is $11.06/hour. Minimum requirements include a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid drivers license. Information on how to apply as follows: To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit www.hr.ufl.edu/job or use this quicklink: http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/48155. Reference number for this vacancy is 0904857 and the deadline date to apply is 02/14/14. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Equal Opportunity Employer. Quincy residents. Training our workforce is essential to bringing business and industries into this city, said Planning Director Bernard Piawah. We need to have an academic presence and trained workforce, and TCC will give us that stronghold. Commissioners also voted on the issue of renegotiating the city managers contract. Originally signed in 2008, McLeans contract, which provides a yearly salary of $110,000, was allowed to roll over in 2011. But Commissioners Derrick Elias and Andy Gay argued the language of the document wasnt clear and no longer constituted a legally binding agreement. This contract has expired, said Elias. We need to have an updated contract, spelled out in specific terms with conditions we want him to meet. City Attorney Jerome Miller said the contract was ambiguous, but warned of potential financial costs to the city due to litigation and the five months severance the contract would provide McLean should renegotiation result in termination. To me its not an economic question, its not even a legal question this is an administrative decision to be made by this board, Elias said in response. Commissioner Gay also held firm in his stance. I understand that it could turn into something that could cost the city a lot of money, and I hope it wouldnt, said Gay. But the charter says that we must be in some type of contract with the manager and in my opinion, we do not have a valid contract. The commission voted to renegotiate the terms of the city managers contract with Commissioner Larry Edwards and Mayor Keith Dowdell on the losing side of a 3-2 vote. RATESContinued from Page A1 forts and make sure the public was informed. Curtis Young, the countys public work director, said road crews put sand on about four bridges in the county that iced over, including a bridge on Bonnie Hill Road in Chattahoochee and High Bridge Road near Quincy. None of those bridges were closed. Sheriffs office spokesman Maj. Shawn Wood said local law enforcement and public works staff did a great job in keeping roads clear and traffic flowing smoothly while I-10 was closed. Midway Police Chief Jerome Turner said closing I-10 brought an influx of traffic through Midway along S.R. 90. In order to manage the additional traffic, Turner said he increased his manpower, paying about 100 hours of overtime to cover the increased volume of stationary traffic. He said Midways typical population is 3,400 residents and the detour there were about 5,000 people in the city at any one time. Turner expressed appreciation to Midway residents for being patient during the disruption. He said FHP, GCSO and the Midway Fire Department also helped man the city. Quincy City Manager Jack McLean said a Quincy Public Works crew put salt Wednesday on the Quincy Creek Bridge on State Road 12 to clear ice that accumulated on it. The city opened the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center on Wednesday and Thursday, but no one came to use it. He said Quincy Police Department did a good job coordinating with the Emergency Operations Center at the sheriffs office planning for traffic. We actually handled traffic for that day and a half, MacLean said. He said there were no major traffic crashes and traffic management went well thanks to QPD, FHP and the sheriffs office. McLean said Quincy was also fortunate because there were no major power outages during the storm and no weather-related fires or frozen water pipes so, in effect, the two days of wintry weather allowed the city to run through its emergency planning drill early. Mostly we were just cold to our bones, he said, and other than that I think it was OK but it was cold. ICEContinued from Page A2 Graves was arrested at the Escambia County Jail at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and his bond was set at $290,000. In January, in conjunction with the Escambia County Sheriffs Office and State Attorney William Eddins Office, FDLE began an investigation into missing prescription pain pills from the evidence room at the Escambia County Sheriffs Office. Investigators determined that each case with missing drugs had been analyzed by Graves. Graves was relieved of duty on Jan. 31. He became a crime lab analyst in Dec. 2005, working in the Pensacola crime laboratory, and was promoted to supervisor in July 2009. FDLE teams are inspecting evidence from all cases handled by Graves between 2006 and present to confirm cases potentially compromised. He worked nearly 2,600 cases for 80 law enforcement agencies spanning 35 counties and 12 judicial circuits. The Office of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit William Eddins will prosecute this case. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are possible FDLEContinued from Page A1 An Evening with the Arts, the Gadsden Arts Centers annual winter gala, was recently attended by 175 patrons of the arts. Guests celebrated the arts in a French garden setting, with fine food and specialty beverages catered by the West End Grille and Jan Bates, extraordinary jazz music by the Bill Peterson Trio with vocalist Derrick Koelsch, and a quality auction offering original art and weekend vacations. The evening was a success, raising funds to support the Gadsden Arts Centers exhibitions and art education programs for the community this year. A special thanks goes out to the Gadsden Arts Center Board of Directors, Gala Committee Volunteers, staff and interns, sponsors, and all who came out to celebrate the arts through this wonderful evening event. A night to sparkle, shine ABOVE: Gadsden Art Center staff, interns and volunteers pose for a photo during An Evening with the Arts. RIGHT: A gala guest peruses items on the silent auction table. Photos submitted Trio brings classics to the classroom Pictured here, from left: PROJECT Trio flautist Greg Pattillo, bassist Peter Seymour and cellist Eric Stephenson perform at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School. Photo by Robert Allen ROBERT ALLENFor the TimesPROJECT trio, a classical chamber ensemble from Brooklyn, N.Y., performed Jan. 24 at several local schools, including Havana Middle School and Gadsden Elementary Magnet School. Bassist Peter Seymour, flautist Greg Pattillo and cellist Eric Stephenson entertained young audiences with unique arrangements and original compositions that often fuse a wide range of musical genres. We consume a lot of music, explained Pattillo. So we play a lot of music. The trio featured works by classical composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Ludwig van Beethoven but dedicated similar intention to jazz players Charles Mingus and Django Rienhardt. The students reacted positively, erupting in applause at the end of each composition. Their collective excitement occasionally broke into appreciative murmurs midway through certain pieces. During some compositions, Pattillo beat-boxed into his flute. This hybrid technique allows the percussive qualities of beat-boxing to be tonally and melodically manipulated by the flute. The effect captivated the audience. The trio also performed a classical piece entitled Cherry Blossoms, an original the group wrote while practicing on a gloomy spring See TRIO/ Page A16

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JOHN LOUGH American Counseling Association Should children be assigned tasks to do around the house their family chores? While most parents would say yes, it often becomes such a hassle to get kids to do whats asked of them that parents just let it slip. They shouldnt. Getting your kids to do assigned chores can be an important factor in helping them develop in positive ways. Chores are a way for a child to feel part of the family, and to gain a sense of contributing toward the family good. They provide early life lessons that make it easier for a person to feel like an active, contributing member of society later in life. Chores are also a means for learning about responsibility and meeting expectations, skills necessary for success in school and, eventually, the workplace. Household chores may involve simple activities, like making a bed daily or helping with the family pet, but the lessons derived from successfully completing family chores carry over into later life. Getting chores completed successfully, however, does require planning and work on the part of parents. Its especially important to asSome time last year I came back from a week off to a full voicemail box. One of my least favorite things in life is talking on the phone. First, I have trouble hearing, so if, for example, you were to call me and say, My daughter needs a kidney transplant, I might hear, My dog lives in Sydney as a tramp. The conversation would generally deteriorate from there and I would end up looking like an idiot, which I try to avoid at all cost. Second, I dont like answering the phone here at work because I never know who I mightve offended with a story Ive written, and the chance of hearing someone ask, Do you have dog food for brains? first thing in the morning is often a real possibility and not a fun one at that. So, it was with extreme angst that I retrieved my messages, including two from Paul the egg man. Not that I have a problem with eggs, but his message said, You recently wrote about repentance and I want to talk to you about it. Oy, I thought. This could be bad. I mean, I have much to repent over. Maybe Paul the egg man had caught me doing something I ought not be doing. So, with fear and trembling I called Paul the egg man who proceeded to tell me a story: There was this guy who was hired to paint the church. He got halfway done and realized he was about to run out of paint, so he added some paint thinner. He got to the steeple and was still running out of paint, so he added more. When he finished, he looked at his work and said, That looks awful. All of a sudden he heard a voice from heaven thundering, Repaint and thin no more! Thats all Paul the egg man wanted to tell me, and I laughed with relief and delight. Whew. When someone begins a conversation with the word repent, whats your first thought? IfWWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A3 Greater Tanner Chapel AME Church is at 1911 M. L. King Blvd., Quincy. Photo by Cheri Harris Sweet event aheadPastor-elect Elder Eric Collins and the congregation of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, 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. Celebrating heritage, faithThe public is invited to A Taste of Africa, a celebration of African heritage, food, traditions and customs at Greater Tanner Chapel AME Church, 1911 MLK Jr. Blvd., Quincy, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. A monetary prize will be awarded for Best African Attire. Lets learn about our heritage! Contact R. Wood at 850294-1289 for any questions or if you want to showcase any talent or enter the fashion show by Feb. 9. Donation is $5. Beulah Hill celebrates black history Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church, located at 14533 Main St., Gretna, will host its annual Black History Program at the church on Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Elder Chester Brown III of Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Tallahassee. Our theme for this occasion, The African American Mission: Reclaiming Family Values Through Faith, Hope and Charity. Cultural and historical items that represent our history will also be on display in the church lobby. Following the program, dinner will be served featuring traditional African American food dishes. All are welcome to attend. The Rev. Marcus Smith, pastor. Ministry hosts special eventsWord Alive Ministries Miracle Healing Service starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. All who are broken, hurting, sick, lame and bound are welcome to come and be healed, delivered, and set free. The speaker for that night will be Pastor Tim Kelly of Gretna. The ministry will host a mens conference Monday through Friday, Feb. 3 through 8. Services start at 7 p.m. Saturday prayer breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m.Fundraiser planned for First RestoredA fundraising program for First Restored Church of Jesus Christ Inc., 867 Joe Adams Rd, Quincy, Where; Faith makes all things possible. The Rev. Johnny Gordon will be presiding over the fundraiser for the new church at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at First Restored. The speaker will be Deacon Terry Sweet of Mt. Pilgrim P.B. Church. The program is sponsored by The Hope For Women Organization. The public is invited. Min. Hattie Harper is the pastor and Min. Marcus Reed the co-pastor.Starlettes ready to shine Spiritual Starlettes Gospel Singers 32nd Anniversary will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Salem A.M.E. Church, 205 Kemp St., Greensboro. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy songs of praises as The Spiritual Starlettes celebrate their 32nd Anniversary. Choirs, quartets, soloists, praise dancers from Florida, Georgia and Alabama will be in fellowship at this great event.Bishop Green to celebrate birthdayThe Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Of Florida Northwest Church Of God In Christ invites the public to celebrate the 60th birthday of The Man, The Educator and The Preacher in the person of Bishop Willie C Green, ThD. It will start at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Carter-Parramore Academy. Love gifts are graciously accepted. For inquiries, please contact Pastor Ronterrious T. Green at 850-322-2349 or Mrs. Cassondra L Robinson at 850-5457055. Colorful feast aheadSteward Temple AME Church invites the public to the annual Red and White Banquet from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Carter Parramore Academy. Donation is $10 per person. Tickets may be purchase at the door. Churches to celebrate Black History MonthThe Three Rivers Ministerial Alliance Inc. of Chattahoochee will be observe its seventh anniversary of Black History Enlightenment with a program at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at Friendship A.M.E. Church, 401 Reed St., Chattahoochee. The Rev. Samuel E. McGlockton is the pastor. The speakers include Ret. Sergeant Cornelius Davis of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers of the Marianna Chapter of the Horse Cavalry, along with other activities. We are inviting all veterans to come and be a part of this occasion. You can be in uniforms or without uniforms. For information call 850-663-4797, 850-643-2712 or 850-663-4475.Steward Temple honoring ushersSteward Temple AME Church, the Rev. Louisa L. Thomas, pastor, located at 85 Woodward Road, invites the public to the annual Usher Anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The guest speaker will be Elder Calvin Robinson, associate pastor of Blessed Hope MB Church. Praise the Lord The joy of repainting Kids doing chores: A good thing Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See KIDS / Page A23 See GRACE / Page A23 000HAFY CITY OF QUINCY COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (QCRA) Regular Board Meeting Notice & Agenda Date: February 11, 2014 Time: 5:00 pm. Place: City Hall Commission Chambers 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Adoption of Agenda 4. QCRA Manager Contract 5. QCRA Attorney Contract 6. QCRA Lobbyist Contract 7. QCRA Budget Amendment 8. QCRA RFP for Independent Audit Services 9. Managers Report 10. Attorneys Report 11. Board Members Concerns 12. Adjourn 000HAXJ Special Meeting Notice The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. This meeting will be to discuss the 2014 Funding Application Cycles and Funding Requirements, in addition to all agenda items from the advertised January TDC meeting. All interested vendors, committees, agencies, non-profits and local business owners are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers located at 9 East Jefferson Street, Room 101, Quincy, FL. Persons wishing to review the files may come to the Department of Planning and Community Development at 9 East Jefferson Street, Room 102, Quincy, FL. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the County or attending the public hearing should contact Sonya Burns by calling 850-875-8659 or Facilities Maintenance at (850) 875-8665, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 000HBD2btnfnrb The Florida Northwest Jurisdiction, Inc. nnbnnbbt Commemorating The 60th Birthday of Our Prelatebrbb !"#$#%& bb'bb$nb(tr$ )*&&+b&b ,t-**. btnfr r Bishop Willie C. Green/brtn'bn nbrnb+ rfrr '0tntb#nrb-#nn !...3..nb$nbnb$n t4+tnnbr 5*3 .6rrb

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SHERRY STEWART DEUTSCHMANNAmerican ForumAs a small business owner myself, I dont see the logic in business people arguing against increasing the minimum wage. Its just not logical to pay people a wage that doesnt even cover basics like food, housing, utilities and transportation needed to get to work. At $7.25 an hour, the minimum wage comes to just $15,080 a year for full-time employees. Think about cashiers or health aides, childcare workers or fast food servers trying to make ends meet on $15,080. How can you keep people fully engaged in the success of your business when they are distracted with worry about how they are going to pay rent or keep the lights on? How can they provide the best customer service when they are struggling to feed their family? I know firsthand, you dont need to pay poverty wages to succeed. In fact, paying higher wages is truly beneficial for business. Since opening our doors in 2002, LetterLogic has grown fast. We have no debt, have annual revenues approaching $30 million and occupy a large processing center in downtown Nashville with 50 employees. The Womens Presidents Organization named us one of the Top 50 Female-Led Businesses in North America for three years running and we made the INC 5000 list for seven consecutive years. I know we would not have had this success if we paid minimum wage. Paying better wages has helped our bottom line, not hurt it. My company has been successful because of our employeecentric culture. We believe that if we take good care of our employees, they will in turn take great care of the customer. It works. Our starting pay is $12 an hour, not $7.25. And we increase wages by an average of 20 percent as soon as the probationary period is over. We also pay 100 percent of our employees medical, dental, disability and life insurance. We give them 10 percent of our profits monthly, distributed evenly regardless of job or title. We help them buy their first homes with grants toward down-payments. We allow them to bring their children to work when they need to. We reimburse tuition. And these arent all of our employee benefits. Its very good for our business. We can count on dedicated employees and higher productivity and morale. We save money with lower turnover and training costs and reduced mistakes. We have better customer service and satisfaction. We dont count on other businesses and taxpayers to subsidize our profits by underwriting food stamps and other safety net assistance for our employees. Why should I be subsidizing the profits of companies that pay wages their employees cant live on? When I pay a starting wage of $12 plus benefit my employees have more money to spend at other businesses. The very least other businesses can do is pay a wage that allows their employees to afford the basics. But todays minimum wage locks workers into a nightmare of poverty. It isnt a building block of the American Dream. Adjusted for inflation, the current minimum wage of $7.25 is worth less than it was in the 1950s. The typical minimum wage worker is an adult woman. As Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Womens Chamber of Commerce, has said, Keeping the minimum wage low keeps women and families down. Last increased in 2009 to the inadequate level of $7.25, the minimum wage is overdue for a raise. The proposal to increase the minimum wage in three annual steps to $10.10, and then adjust it yearly after that for the rising cost of living is very reasonable. After all, the minimum wage would already be over $10 nowA4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMWe all need some encouragement now and then. This statement would apply all the way back to Adam and Eve in the garden when Satan tempted or encouraged Eve to eat of the fruit from the attractive and most desirable tree in Eden. Hopefully, any encouragement you may have received lately has not been of the type Eve received from the devil, but of a more positive nature. Would you have to pause a few minutes from the daily grind of your schedule to think of the last time that you were encouraged? Or could you immediately make a long list of ways youve been encouraged throughout your lifetime? Throughout the Bible man has been advised to be an encourager. The examples are many. In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Paul stated: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.... In Hebrews 3:13, mankind is instructed, ...But encourage one another daily.... From Acts 13:15, Brothers, if you have messages of encouragement for the people, please speak. Hopefully, one of your lifes main objectives is to encourage others. That, in itself, should bring us more joy in our own lives. Im certain that you have many friends and loved ones needing special attention and encouragement. I tried thinking of times I may have been instrumental in encouraging others. When I used to teach Sunday school I tried making the students feel they were special and not to worry about what their peers might think about their church involvement when most of their friends were not. In the classroom I never gave up trying to instill positive thinking and a better self image through my students writing and self expression. Today, we Christians must do all in our power to be encouragers of others. It is imperative that we demonstrate upstanding and Christ-like behaviors before the world. We must also encourage others to not be afraid to go to the Lord for help in prayer. More importantly, we should not forget that prayer and communion with other Christians is vital for our own positive outlook in this sinful world of ours. This week I received a letter from one of you, dear readers. I must say, it is the first letter I have received in all the years I have been writing this column. Did I need it? You bet your life, I needed it! My writer was very positive and let me know I should go on writing and I had made a positive impact on him and his wife. God bless you, sir. This wonderful man, also my senior, made me aware some of you do not email or dont have access to a computer. Forgive me for being so presumptuous. My letter was written in longhand, or entirely by hand. It was also written very neatly in cursive. I was also impressed that my letter writer didnt even live in Quincy any more; he has been living in the Atlanta area since the end of World War II. I am a very fortunate man to have friends and loved ones who inspire me to continue writing, and I am so indebted to you. However, we all know those are the very people who are going to encourage you out of their love for you, no matter how well you write. Our own dear Times editor, Cheri Harris, has gone out of her way to encourage me to go on with my writing. In addition, she does her best to make me better with her constructive comments and insights. Dear Gadsden County Librarian, Dr. Carolyn Poole, has also been such a loyal fan and helped me in so many ways by reminding me I am a published writer and that that, in itself, is special. My best friend, Jim Lundell, has encouraged me to write ever since weve known one another for the past 30 years or so. Until I moved to the South 14 years ago, Jim and I were inseparable. When I was student-teaching at the young age of 30 and figured I might not have what it took to become a teacher, Mr. Samuel Crockett, a supervising figure for the University of Hartford and lifetime Windsor (Conn.) educator, shared with me that I was the most promising teacher hed ever supervised. Les Davis and I taught English together for 30 years. When Les shared that he felt good to know a writer and that he liked my writing, I was overwhelmed. Thank you dear ones. Of course, most of you by now know the encouragement and love and dedication Ive received from my wife, Judy. By the way, before closing that kind gentleman who took the time to write some positive words for me, also included a hello to Judy for me. That made his letter even more special. For those who may want to drop me a line, feel free to do so: Ray Willis, 5313 Fantasy Way, Leesburg, FL 34748-9675. Email me at coot5864@hotmail.com. Please put Twin Ponds the subject line. God bless you. Lawrence S. Wittner PeaceVoice When it comes to war, the American public is remarkably fickle. The responses of Americans to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars provide telling examples. In 2003, according to opinion polls, 72 percent of Americans thought going to war in Iraq was the right decision. By early 2013, support for that decision had declined to 41 percent. Similarly, in October 2001, when U.S. military action began in Afghanistan, it was backed by 90 percent of the American public. By December 2013, public approval of the Afghanistan war had dropped to only 17 percent. In fact, this collapse of public support for once-popular wars is a long-term phenomenon. Although World War I preceded public opinion polling, observers reported considerable enthusiasm for U.S. entry into that conflict in April 1917. But, after the war, the enthusiasm melted away. In 1937, when pollsters asked Americans whether the United States should participate in another war like the World War, 95 percent of the respondents said No. And so it went. When President Truman dispatched U.S. troops to Korea in June 1950, 78 percent of Americans polled expressed their approval. By February 1952, according to polls, 50 percent of Americans believed that U.S. entry into the Korean War had been a mistake. The same phenomenon occurred in connection with the Vietnam War. In August 1965, when Americans were asked if the U.S. government had made a mistake in sending troops to fight in Vietnam, 61 percent of them said No. But by August 1968, support for the war had fallen to 35 percent, and by May 1971 it had dropped to 28 percent. Of all Americas wars over the past century, only World War II has retained mass public approval. And this was a very unusual war one involving a devastating military attack upon American soil, fiendish foes determined to conquer and enslave the world, and a clear-cut, total victory. In almost all cases, though, Americans turned against wars they once supported. How should one explain this pattern of disillusionment? The major reason appears to be the immense cost of war in lives and resources. During the Korean and Vietnam wars, as the body bags and crippled veterans began coming back to the United States in large numbers, public support for the wars dwindled considerably. Although the Afghanistan and Iraq wars produced fewer American casualWhen will they ever learn? The American people and support for war OpinionLow minimum wage is bad for women, families and business Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351-3137AND CONTINUING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE TRIBUNE (USPS 212) ESTABLISHED 1901Editor/Manager Cheri Harris, editor@gadcotimes.comAdvertising Sales: tcollins@gadcotimes.com Legals/Classified: mwilliams@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. 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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, Editor/Manager, 15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351, or e-mailed to editor@gadcotimes.com. Submit information to the Gadsden County Times: Mail: 15 S. Madison St., Quincy, FL 323513137 Phone: 850-627-7649 Fax: 850-627-7191 Email: editor@gadcotimes.com Website: www.gadcotimes.com To advertise: adsales@gadcotimes.comHow to contact us See WAGE / Page A23 See PEACE / Page A11

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Musical comedy opens Feb. 8 at QMTGet ready to laugh. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be on stage Feb. 28 to March 9 at Quincy Music Theatre. Set in ancient Rome, Forumis one hysterical musical romp. Broadways greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Show times are 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 Sundays. There will be an additional matinee Saturday, March 9. Tickets are $15 for seniors and students and $18 for adults. For information, call 850-875-9444 or go online to www.qmt.org.Pucker up for Chattahoochee fundraiserChattahoochee Main Street invites the community to celebrate Valentines day by participating in the annual Chattahoochee Smoochie 5K Run/walk and 1 mile fun run. This year the event will promote awareness of the Gadsden County Humane Society. Participants will enjoy a peaceful early morning run/walk starting near the banks of the beautiful Apalachicola River and extending through our charming historic downtown district and historic residental district lined with ancient live oak trees. Entry fee: $25 through Jan. 31 and $30 after Jan. 31st to the day of the race. Packet pick up will be available at the Chattahoochee main Street office (25 Madison St.) on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on race day at Chattahoochee Landing starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. For information, call 850-663-2323 or email: ChattRevProject@hotmail.com. Event for those with stars in their eyesAstronomy for Everyone is a free program for all ages from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at McGill Library in Quincy. It will feature a multimedia show followed by stargazing through powerful telescopes with astronomer and former NASA consultant Kevin Manning. The library is at 732 Pat Thomas Parkway. For information, call 850-627-7106. TCC hosts Day of Dialogue for women in leadershipTALLAHASSEE On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Tallahassee Community College presents a Day of Dialogue, an event for women, about women, by women featuring an emphasis on discussions of women in leadership. Tickets are on sale now. A Day of Dialogue is presented by TCC Workforce Developments Leadership Institute. The daylong event will feature a keynote address from Nancy Carter, Ph.D., and Senior Vice President of Catalyst Inc. Carter has over 30 years of experience as a researcher, educator and consultant specializing in womens professional development and advancement. Utilizing a combination of presentations, small group activities and group discussions the event will examine how women are currently leading in life and the collective concerns that women share about selfempowerment and leading others to their full potential. In order to receive input from women throughout the community, TCC is seeking a diverse group of participants. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Mission San Luis. The cost is $75 and includes breakfast, the keynote presentation, all sessions, lunch and a tour of San Luis. To register, please contact the TCC Leadership Institute at (850) 201-8760 or visit www.TCCWomenInLeadership.com.Carter-Parramore High School alums plan Super ReunionAttention classes 1956-1970. Its Super Reunion time again. The three-day event will be May 16 through 18. All classes have been represented at the previous meetings. If you have not been contacted, please get in touch with your class representative or chairperson. For information call Mary McLeroy, chairman 627-8740; Arrie Battles, co-chairman 5701296; Emma Gunn, secretary 627-7715; or Charlie Shaw, treasurer 627-8730.Hospice fundraiser sprouts in AprilSpring Fling Under a Manhattan Moon, 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 24 at Tallahassee Nurseries. For information about this fundraiser, visit www.bigbendhospice.org or call 850-701-1341. All proceeds benefit the under-funded programs of Big Bend Hospice. Hearty lunch aheadTake care of your heart. Please join M. R. Moore OES Chapter No. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, for the Healthy Heart Fitness Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, M.R. Moore Lodge, 320 Washington St., Quincy. Highlights include: healthy heart tips, aerobics, workout and healthy diet ideas. Swap Meet Fundraiser Event in HavanaHavana Learning Center/Henderson Strip will sponsor a fundraiser event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at 305 S. Main St., Havana. HLC is a non-profit organization serving at risk youth, adult and seniors in Gadsden, Leon and surrounding areas. Vendors are welcome. This can be a way you can get rid of items not being used and make extra money at the same time. For information, callLillian Johnson or Rebecca Alaba at 850-539-1315 for a vendor application. There are about 20 spaces available, first come, first served. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A5 Obituary Sharon Elaine Johnson MurrayEvangelist Sharon Elaine Johnson Murray, 57, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. John Church of God in Christ, Quincy, FL, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving son, Samuel Payne; and a devoted daughter, LaShanda Payne Parker (Shaddrick). Reed & Hall Mortuary Corp, Quincy, Fla., was in charge of arrangements. Whats UP Clouds, rain, sleet, ice ugh. Lets warm up the winter doldrums with some toe-tappin, knee-slappin, sing-along folk music! The Gadsden County Public Library System invites you to attend a free entertaining evening with folksinger Adam Miller at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the McGill Library in Quincy. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of more than 5,000 songs he can play by heart. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages. In a contemporary musical culture blasting monotone, harsh electronic noise, Millers time-honored traditional ballads are a breath of fresh air. His songs evoke a by-gone time when entertainment was homemade. Spellbinding listeners with his artful mastery of storytelling, he skillfully interweaves folksongs and the stories behind them with the elegance of a documentary filmmaker. This 21st-century troubadour travels around 70,000 miles each year performing in concert halls, schools, and libraries from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle. Millers folksongs are ballads of Americas heritage, a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs, he explains. A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them. And like radios Paul Harvey, he manages to give you the rest of the story, providing the often surprising origin of seemingly insignificant events. Pianist George Winston has said, Adam Miller is one of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times. One reviewer wrote of his performance, It Folk singer to perform at library Folksinger Adam Miller will perform Feb. 13 at McGill Library in Quincy 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 A23 Crossroad Academy Charter School Honor Roll ListFirst Grade Yareli Alas, Mariah Albert, DaTavious Allen, Takara Burnis, Kaelyn Camiel, Shelby Carter Jr., Leslie Castellanos, Amari Daniels, Lamari Dillard, Jason Estrada, Charity Garrett, Nia Harris, Axel Montiel, Jeremy Garcia, Jeanette Godwin, Ashton Hayes, Aaron Kavuma, Andres Morales, Gabriel Powell, Kahliah Proctor, Tory Richardson, Charlie Sanders III,R icardo Shaw II, Jordan Smalls, Joshua Smith, Jamari Stokes. Second Grade Elias Blas, Jamorrian Butler, Bryce Cephus, Raylin Dawkins, Maximus Lopez-Villegas, Lorenzo Monix Jr., Aaron Moore, Zaydah Price, Gabrielle Showers, JaMiya Smith, Steven Torres, Tyra Wilkins. Third Grade Robbie Cooper, Nyanza Fain, Chloe Lee, Mekhi Marshall, Alexandria Stewart. Fourth Grade Jennifer Garcia, Kameron Inman, Kanenechukwu Nwokeji, Camori Pittman, Zada Turner. Fifth Grade Trinity Fagg, Jaquez Price, Caleb Smith, Courteney Sykes, Dalilah Torres, Ivan Uribe. Sixth Grade Carmen Albert, Odalys Cruz, KenNiya Dennard, Sakina Dennard, Destiny Forehand, Jordan Kenon, Lapadre Proctor, Ashley Reddick, Charity Rodgers, Destiny Rodgers, Kiara Walls, Aniyah White. Seventh Grade Curtis Crittenden, Tyshianna Davis, JaylonMcinnis, Alexis Montgomery, Zaivyon Price, Ricquel Scales, Jasmin Torres, Ruben Uribe, Jada Williams. Eighth Grade Adrian Castillo, Bianca Blas-Cervantes, Jordan Crews, Velvet Cooper, Shaun Frison Jr., Delisia Green, Trentoria Green, Hennekual Gunn, Tamia Henry, Lucia Hernandez, Alaysha Howard, Chardae McAllister, Alexa Phillips, Phoenicia Singleton, Jose Torres Jr., Ihmari Trammell, ImaniWood. Ninth Grade Alejandria Aviles, Arielle Farmer, Rishard Ford, Semaj Forehand, Zhyke Goldwire, Jahiya Haywood, Novis Parker, Andrew Reddick, Reginald Williams, Enrique Zamudio. Sheriffs Office main line: 850-627-9233. Animal Control: 850-875-8658. School District: 850-627-9651. EMS: 850-875-8688. Fire: 850-875-8690. Health Department: 850-875-7200. Libraries: 850-875-8675. Building Inspection: 850-875-8665. Extension Services: 850-875-7255. Supervisor of Elections: 850-627-9910. Parks and Recreation: 850-875-8658. Planning and Community Development: 850-8758663. Probation: 850-875-8667. Public Works: 850-875-8672. Solid Waste: 850-875-8658. Veterans Services: 850-875-8714. Clerk of Courts: 850-875-8601 Medical examiner D. Stewart, M.D.: 850-9427473. Guardian ad Litem: 850-606-1200. Big Bend Hospice: 800-772-5862. Red Cross: 850-878-6080.Numbers to know 000FRBT 000H6L1 OPEN MON-FRI 9-8 SAT 9-5 FURNITURE ELECTRONICS APPLIANCES COMPUTERS AARONS.COM MEGA CLEARANCE SALE! Were slashing prices on a huge selection of previously lease merchandise. S T A R T A N Y N E W L E A S E A G R E E M E N T F O R O N L Y $ 2 0 1 4 50% OFF ANY NEW LEASE AGREEMENT NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given to all concerned that the City Commission of the City of Quincy, Florida, intends, at a meeting in the City Hall in Quincy, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. on the 11 th day of February, A.D. 2014, to consider the enactment of the following proposed ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF QUINCY BY AMENDING SECTION 74-95, PERTAINING TO INCREASING THE WATER RATE CHARGES FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS; AND INCREASING THE RATE CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Such ordinance may be inspected by the public at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall in such City. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be heard. This 31st day of January, A.D. 2014. Sylvia Hicks, City Clerk 000HB6H

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A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM JOANNA PONCAVAGEMother Earth NewsIf you pride yourself on doing most of your grocery shopping in your backyard, you may be interested in learning how to make cooking oils and render your own cooking fats. Making creamy butter, rendering lard and tallow from pork and beef fat, or coaxing nuts or seeds to give up their liquid riches is worth your time. Butter is simple to make. Step 1: Milk your cow. No cow? Find a local source of heavy cream. Add the cream to a quart canning jar until the jar is one-third full. Screw on the lid and shake the jar until you see the butter bits separate from the liquid, which is now buttermilk. You can also make butter much faster using a blender or food processor. Strain the butter bits out of the buttermilk and place the fresh butter in a bowl. Use a paddle or spatula to press the butter under cold, running water until the water runs clear. Some sources recommend salting at this stage to remove the last of the buttermilk. One quart of heavy cream can yield up to 1 pound of butter. Fat rendered from pigs, called lard, has been used for centuries for cooking, lighting, lubrication and soap. Lard is particularly good for frying, because it can be heated to a high temperature without burning. Lard contains less saturated fat than butter, and lard rendered from humanely raised pigs with access to fresh air and pasture is better for you than the bleached, deodorized and hydrogenated lard commonly produced from pigs raised in industrial confinement and fed antibiotics and growth stimulants. In Sutherlin, Ore., Wardee Harmon and family recently raised a beef cow and had it butchered locally. Half-Jersey and half-Angus, the cow was raised on Jersey milk and high-quality hay and pasture. She turned out well; her meat had no comparison and the fat was really luscious. When I rendered it down, we had an exceptionally large amount of tallow, says Harmon. To render lard or tallow, first procure the highest-quality fat you can find; check with local farmers raising heritage breeds or with a nearby butcher. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, and then add ground or chopped fat (see photo) to a heavy casserole pan or Dutch oven. Place the uncovered pan in the oven, and stir every 45 minutes. Cook slowly until the fat has melted and you see protein particles, called cracklings, floating on top. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool slightly. Strain the fat through a cheeseclothlined sieve into glass canning jars, and let it cool completely before covering it. Store it in the refrigerator for up to two months, or in the freezer for up to a year. If youre vegetarian or vegan, or you dont have livestock to use for the production of lard, tallow or butter, many different kinds of nuts and seeds including almonds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts can be pressed into vegetable oil. (See Start the Presses, later in this article.) Different types of nuts and seeds produce varying amounts of oil depending on their oil-to-seed ratio. To produce 1 quart of oil, you will need to press 2.9 pounds of walnuts, 3.6 pounds of hazelnuts, 4.6 pounds of peanuts, or 5.3 pounds of canola, pumpkin or sunflower seeds. When growing pumpkins for their oilrich seed, make sure you grow oilseed varieties, such as Williams Naked Seeded Pumpkin. If youre interested in pressing grape seed oil, check with a local winery for grape seeds, which are often discarded. All of these raw ingredients used to make high-quality homemade cooking oils contain vitamins, minerals and micronutrients we need for optimum health. Homesteader Cindy Conner values home-pressed oil for its freshness. Conner has pressed oil from black walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts and sunflowers. All sunflower seeds will produce oil, but the black oilseed types will yield the most. Plus, because these sunflower seeds are smaller than the striped, snack-type seeds, theyre easier to press. If youre looking for sunflower seeds you can save and replant each year, try Peredovik, a Russian oilseed variety available in small quantities through Southern Exposure Seed Exchange or in 50-pound bags from Hancock Seed Company. For a nutritionally superior hybrid variety, try NuSun, which has been developed by traditional plant-breeding methods to have higher levels of omega3 fatty acids and vitamin E. You may be tempted to buy a big bag of black oil sunflower seeds packaged as bird food, and this may give you good oil, but its risky, says Rob Myers, adjunct professor of plant science at the University of Missouri. Handling regulations for birdseed are less stringent than for food-grade sunflowers. If the seed is stored at a high temperature, the oil may be off-flavor. Named for Canada and oil, canola oil comes from a brassica developed from rapeseed. Spring-planted and winter-planted canola varieties are availIlearned a lesson last night. It was a simple enough one: Do not ignore a rule youve found to be helpful and right for you. Im not talking about the big deal rules like the Golden one and the Ten Commandments. The rule I forgot to follow was: When you buy clothing at Goodwill, wash it before you wear it. I love to go to Goodwill because I love to hunt for bargains. When I was getting out of debt I spent $75 at Goodwill and built an entire wardrobe for our vacation (not including drycleaning bills). The enjoyment of searching for something in mostly stuff I dont want makes me wonder if I was a gold prospector in a past life. I love to find good books, outrageous costumes, expensive appliances and beautiful clothes, knowing Ill have to paw through a lot of junk to find those treasures. About once a month, I stop in to see whats new, even though I know its all used. Usually I go in to look for props for the videos Terry and I make. Last week I was there looking for a new House Fairy gown and I found a beautiful semi-formal pantsuit (not for House Fairy). In black velvet, the pants were a slim cut and the top was in stripes of copper and gold sparkles. I tried it on and it fit perfectly. My rule has always stood about dry cleaning or laundering all clothing purchases from Goodwill because I dont want my closet to smell like, well, a Goodwill store. However, this outfit was immaculate. There were no stains or residual food particles from past parties stuck anywhere, so when I got home I hung it up in my closet against my rule. Last night I wore it. Terry and I went to a concert. We went out to dinner first and lost track of time enjoying a rare meal out. When we found out we had about 10 minutes before the concert started and we were 10 minutes walking distance from the theatre, we opted to run. We just made it before the doors closed (weve had them close on us before), and when we found our seats we settled in just as the orchestra began tuning up. The concert was music of ABBA. Im not an ABA fan, mainly because I was a young mother in the trenches of homemaking when they became popular, and I didnt have time to listen to much music back then so I didnt even know they existed. As I looked over the program I found one song I knew (Dancing Queen) and thats only because we saw Mamma Mia and I loved the music. As I sat there wondering how many songs on the list I would know, and as my breath from running returned to normal, I smelled a strange odor wafting up from under my winter coat. It wasnt exactly offensive like BO, but it was definitely strong. I unbuttoned my coat and the smell got stronger. Then it hit me: When my body heated I smelled like someone else Pam YoungMAKE IT FUN! See FUN / Page A13 How to make cooking oil and fat Making butter is a simple process well worth the trouble. See FAT / Page A13 Head em up, move em out! KATHRYN SCHNEIDERGRIT magazineBefore you get a herding dog, there are several important things to consider. As working dogs, herding dogs have been bred for generations to move livestock for hours each day. Due to the complexity of herding, and the diverse skill set it requires, herding dogs possess exceptional intelligence. However, the pairing of high energy and high intelligence means herding dogs are not content to laze about the house or farm. In fact, an unemployed herding dog can become destructive, chasing livestock or engaging in unwanted behavior. Also, because herding dogs have been bred for centuries to work alongside man, some form close relationships with their owners and thrive living in the family home when they are not working. Its important that you do not confuse herding dogs with livestock guardian dogs they are not the same thing. The instinct to move stock is altogether different from the instinct to guard it. Owners who believe their herding dog will move stock by day and guard by night will be disappointed. If you desire a dog to guard your stock, there are several excellent breeds bred for this purpose, including the Great Pyrenees. If you desire a herding dog, educate yourself on the breeds available and ensure a dog will fit the needs of both your farm and your lifestyle. It is helpful if the breed you select is one bred for the type of stock you own. This is not to say that a different breed will not herd your stock. However, cattle particularly require a dog with the bravado to nip a nose or heal, and a softer, gentler breed may be reluctant or unwilling. Consider the type of assistance you desire. If you do not need daily herding help, a highenergy breed such as a Border Collie may not be suited to you. However, herding dogs can thrive on almost any type of activity with their owners, and if you desire a dog that can herd and that will also go on long hikes, run, or train in obedience or agility, certainly a highenergy dog is worthy of consideration. Also be sure to consider your familys needs. Certain breeds are better with children than others, and your herding dog will be both a working companion and a cherished pet. Once you have decided on a particular breed, visit a herding competition, known as a herding trial. Watch dogs of the breed you are interested in and ask owners where they acquired their dog. Nearly every breed has a national parent club (for example, the American Shetland Sheepdog Association), and on the website of the organization, you can often find a herding liaison who can direct you to a breeder. Unfortunately, many herding breeds have increasingly lost the instinct to herd due to nonselective breeding or, in many instances, a greater focus on the aesthetic versus the working ability of the dog. Because of this, not all breeders will produce dogs with herding instinct. Preston Kissman, chairman of the Stockdog Committee for the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA), recommends finding a breeder who has successfully placed dogs in herding homes. Herding training and competition Most dogs are not ready to begin herding until they are between 6 and 12 months old. Before this, it is important to socialize your dog with different people, animals and environments, and to teach your dog to respond to basic commands such as sit, stay, down and come. The type of stock you use for training is an important consideration. It is dangerous to use stock that is not dog broke, or stock that is unaccustomed to being herded by a dog. If a young dog is challenged by livestock, it may become injured or fearful. This does not mean you need additional livestock; it does mean that its a good idea to take lessons with your dog, working with an experienced trainer, especially for folks who are new to herding. While attending a herding event, speak with competitors about who they take lessons from. Even if you do not desire to compete, working with a trainer will ensure your dog has a better introduction to herding and that you learn to handle your dog appropriately. It is particularly important to work with a trainer or mentor in the beginning; though rare, some dogs are aggressive with livestock and should Border collies are herding dogs with high energy and high intelligence. See HERD/ Page A13

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A7 Education Gadsden Elementary Magnet School held its Middle School Science Fair Jan. 21 through 27. Students had the opportunity to complete science fair projects utilizing data books and research plans, which were subsequently judged using State Science Fair criteria on Jan. 23. The top four projects of the 33 entries were Aileen DeLeon (seventh grade) The Most Beautiful Smile is a White Smile, Emmani Todd (seventh grade) DeNaturing Proteins; Tyson Laws (sixth grade) Sugar Rush, and Aviana Murphy (sixth grade) Which Soap Lasts the Longest in Water? All participants received a School Choice scarf and will be recognized for their efforts. The top four projects were entered in to the Gadsden District Science Fair at East Gadsden High School on Tuesday, Jan. 28. In the Junior Division Aileen DeLeon placed first, Emmani Todd placed second and Tyson Laws placed third. In April, these GEMS students will present their projects at the State Science Fair in Lakeland. Science fair judges were Mardi Scott, Robert and Alma West. Aviana Murphy stands with her science project. Tyson Laws stands with his science project. Aileen DeLeon stands with her science project. Emmani Todd stands with her science project. GEMS middle-schoolers get experimental in science fair Gadsden Central Academy congratulates Johnny Cannon II for winning first place in the PreTeen Vaccine Awareness Poster Contest. Student in grades six and seven were asked to create an original poster, which encouraged students entering the seventh grade to get the TDAP, Meningococcal and HPV vaccines. The contest was sponsored by the Quincy Kiwanis Club. A certificate and prizes were awarded to the students at school by members of the Kiwanis Club. Mrs. Gaines, site administrator, is very proud of Johnny and says as Gadsden Countys winner, Johnny will now compete against other winners in the Big Bend region. Photo submitted Poster contest winner Liberty County students get Take Stock scholarships BRISTOL Liberty County 10th-graders Megan Nichols (left) and Demetria Peterson (right), both received a Take Stock in Children scholarship for two years to Chipola College after they graduate high school. The girls signed a contract Jan. 14 right before the Liberty County School board meeting. The contract is an agreement between the students, their parents and Take Stock in Children Chipola. By signing the contract the students are agreeing to remain drugand crime-free, maintain a 2.0 GPA or better, and to meet regularly with an assigned mentor. Megan has aspirations of becoming a physical therapist and Demetria shared dreams of going to cosmetology school. Superintendent Tony Anderson spoke highly of the Take Stock in Children program. Anderson has served as a mentor through TSIC in the past and says he is excited about the partnership with Chipola. Mary Helen Smith of TSIC Chipola says, We congratulate the students and thank all the people in Liberty County who help with Take Stock See STUDENTS/ Page A11 000H6J7

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A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Education Ms. Bascoms and Ms. Moores fifth-graders from Gretna Elementary pose for a photo at the entrance of the Dam. Photo by Chinita Bascom CHERYL MOODY All we do is Win! Win! Win! Thats what Head Coach Alexander James, Assistant Coach Romeko Baker, and the West Gadsden Middle School Boys basketball team have been saying all season long. The West Gadsden middleschool team recorded a season of 7-0. When asked about the history of the program, Head Coach Alexander James went down memory lane remembering a team he coached five years ago who also had a perfect season. James remembered how talented and competitive players such as Savon Jones and Diontae Jackson were. This program has had several near perfect seasons. But we just could not seal the deal, said James. When asked about this season, Baker said, James A. Shanks Middle School was our most difficult opponent. The Tigers and the Panthers each had something to lose: They both were undefeated at the time of competition. Baker said, Our players played with heart and discipline. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the mighty Panthers came out on top. The coaches celebrated the teams success, treating them to some country fried chicken, potato chips and Gatorade just before Christmas break. The players were very proud of the work they accomplished this year. Dedication and hard work really pays off, said player Armon Williams. SHONDA PRUITT Jim Woodruff Dam, located in Chattahoochee at the convergence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, opened its facilities to fifthgraders throughout Gadsden County to explore new discoveries in STEM education. A funfilled, educational field trip, students were provided with a glimpse of the day-to-day operations of the dam. Operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Jim Woodruff Dam uses a connection of water, turbines and generators to produce electricity for an estimated 50,000 homes. In addition to the wealth of knowledge shared regarding energy transfers, students were educated about animals and their interactions within the habitat near the dam, water safety rules, recreational activities and available careers opportunities. More importantly, the field trip allowed students to share in authentic learning experiences directly aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for fifth-grade science. Although the government shut-down in October caused two trips to be postponed, the tours were completed before the frigid weather set in. In keeping with Gadsden Schools Superintendent Reginald James quest for academic excellence, the tours were coordinated by Race To The Top Science Specialist Angela G. Sapp and Natural Resource Specialist Marlene Love-Jones. West Gadsdens middle-school boys basketball team a success Pictured here, from left, back to front: Head Coach Alexander James, Armon Williams, DeErick Washington, Assistant Coach Romeko Baker, Paul Mathews, Arnell Walker, Sammie Carter, Derricus White, Jaheiem Knight, Jaquan Daniels, Dequante James and Travis Pugh. Photo submitted $ 6 00 for 3 Months Fall In Love With the best of local news, events, savings and more! 000HB2E 15 S. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351 Call 1-877-401-6408 or fax: 850-627-7191 www.gadcotimes.com Name _______________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________ City ___________________________________ State _______ Zip ___________ Phone _______________________________ Email _______________________________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: LOVE Clip, complete and mail to: Expires 2/28/14. In-County Only 000HB7J

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East Gadsden The East Gadsden girls team moved past Florida High 48-40 in the opening round of the District 2-4A tournament. East Gadsden hit their free throws down the stretch, while Florida High missed theirs. Offensively, Dondrea Harris led the Jaguars with 22 points. Sharieka Gaymon added 11 points for the Jaguars in the semi-final victory. The win set up the team to face Godby in the championship game. The two teams had played close games during the regular season, and this game was no different. Godby came out ahead 50-45, sending East Gadsden on the road Thursday for the first round of the State Series playoffs. The Jaguars will face Walton High in Defuniak Springs, the winner of District 14A. Walton is 17-10 on the season. Munroe The Munroe girls team defeated Aucilla twice during the regular season and proved the old adage about the difficulty of beating a good team three times. Thats especially true when your offense sputters in the second half, costing you the game and a playoff spot. Munroe led 14-4 at the half but could muster only five points in the second half and losing 24-19. Karleebeth Perkins had eight rebounds and Maddey Pappadakis had three assists. Kadejah Glynn added five steals. The team ended their season with a 513 record. Tallavana Christian As the fourth seed in the District 1-2A tournament, Tallavana had to face FAMUDRS in round one of the tourney. FAMU showed why they have won the last two 2A state championships, claiming a 72-20 win. Brianna Carpenter scored nine points for the Lady Lions. TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentThis past Saturday night on the gymnasium floor of James A. Shanks Middle School, West Gadsden hosted its annual end-of-theseason rivalry game against East Gadsden. Both teams seemed to be poised as they ran through drills and received last-minute advice and instruction from their coaches. The Jaguars were without the services of their star center Bobby Dukes who suffered an injury during the latter part of the season. Each team turned the ball over on its first possession. With 7:16 left in the opening quarter, West Gadsden took a 3-0 lead after a successful free-throw attempt by freshman forward Mark Bradwell and a put-back off an offensive rebound by sophomore guard Arlist Kenon. Less than two minutes later Marquis Browns layup on an inbound pass extended the Panthers lead to 5-0. East Gadsden yielded negative results on their first few offensive possessions and was unable to produce any points during the first half of the first quarter. The Jaguars failed to get into any kind of rhythm and went into the second quarter trailing by a score of 11-4. The Jaguars overcame a lethargic first quarter and began to claw their way back into the game. Mostly known for his smooth ball distributing skills, East Gadsdens senior point guard Nick Byrd changed gears as he sat behind the threepoint line and knocked down three shots that cut the Panthers lead to 17-15 with 3:13 remaining in the first half. Unfortunately for the Jaguars, the Panthers also shot the ball well from beyond the arch and were able to make several threepoint shots of their own during the second period. A huge and-one dunk by Brown brought the crowd to their feet and propelled West Gadsden to a 27-18 advantage as less than a minute remained in the second quarter. The period came to a close after East Gadsdens John Fain missed two crucial shots from the charity stripe; as a result West Gadsden went into the locker room with a 2718 lead at halftime. This game also served as senior night for the Panthers and during the extended intermission, they acknowledged all of their senior players and cheerleaders as well as their parents. The Panthers senior center DaVonte Gibson and sophomore guard Arlist Kenon carried their team offensively during the third quarter. The quarter came to an end with a lay-up by the hosting teams senior big man Melvin Johnson, which tightened their grip on the game by a score of 4330. East Gadsden did not lie down in the final period of the game and the combination of senior guard John Fains penetration and good team shooting caused the Jaguars to cut into the Panthers lead once again. A three-pointer by senior Montrell Davis with 90 seconds left to play sliced West Gadsdens lead to 5752. West Gadsden was able to fight off East Gadsdens late-game run with some big free throws, and as the final seconds of this contest ticked away, Gibson put an exclamation point on his teams 65-55 win with a two-hand dunk of an alley-oop pass from Brown. After the game Panthers star forward Marquis Brown took a quick break from his celebrating and picture-taking to give his thoughts on the victory: It was a great game; everybody came out, played well and did their part. Lets show our support to both the Jaguars and Panthers as they prepare to compete in their respective district tournaments.WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A9 000H4XF HAPPY NEW YEAR From Miltons Tax Service !!! OWNER: Charles R. McMillon Jr. (Cell) 850-980-2562 WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN! 829 Bethel Street Chattahoochee, FL 32324 850-663-8312 850-616-1117 Fax: 850-663-2724 For Havana Location, also contact 850-694-1390 205 2ND Street NW Havana, FL 32333 LOCATIONS FREE E-FILING! WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU WITH THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TAX PREPARATION FEES AROUND. WE GUARANTEE THE HIGHEST REFUND POSSIBLE WITH NO HIDDEN OR EXTRA FEES! WE ALSO HAVE MOBILE SERVICES AND WILL COME TO YOUR LOCATION TO PREPARE YOUR TAXES FOR YOU!!! 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I was disappointed in our play against Ponce De Leon, said Coach Joey Birdsong. We got beat on the boards, which wound up being the difference. We had been rebounding so much better lately and this was a step back in that department. The Bobcats were not much better on offense with the exception of senior Jalyn Lewis, who scored 42 points. We struggled to get into an offensive flow, said Birdsong. This isnt quite how we wanted to end the regular season and head into district play! The Bobcats effort was much better against Poplar Springs, who they defeated three weeks ago for their first victory of the season, but costly turnovers and defensive let downs cost them a chance to end the regular season on a victorious note. Our effort was really good and even after our miscues, the kids kept battling, said Birdsong. We would have a couple of good trips on offense and then fall asleep on defense and give up what wed just gained! The Bobcats were down by seven late in the game, but were able to get within two points as Jalyn Lewis hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining. Poplar Springs quickly inbounded the ball before time-out could be called and were able to run out the clock for the narrow victory. Lewis again led all scorers with 26 and Casey Mathers chipped in 15. Sean Newton led the Bobcats in rebounding with 10 boards. The Bobcats enter district play this Tuesday at 7 p.m. against host FAMU and must win to keep the season alive. Girls basketball season moves into tournament phase On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit. If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour. 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A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM FAMILY FEATURES Hectic family schedules dont have to get in the way of serving up tasty and healthy weeknight dinners, explains leading nutrition expert, cookbook author and television star Ellie Krieger, author of Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less. Krieger notes that pairing the unique sweet ness of healthy, fresh pears with savory pro teins like pork or chicken makes for a satisfy ing supper that can be made in a snap. Pears are a perfect pick for weeknight dinners, says Krieger. Their distinctive flavor goes well in savory main dishes that are simple to make and will be enjoyed by the whole family. Kriegers recipe for Pork Chops with Pears in Port Wine Sauce from her new Weeknight Wonders cookbook will help add variety to the weeknight dinner routine, as will these other supper time recipes that feature juicy USA Pears. For more great recipe ideas, visit www.usapears.org.Pork Chops with Pears in Port Wine SauceMakes 4 Servings 3 large firm-ripe USA Pears, such as Bartlett or Anjou Cooking spray 4 1/2-pound center-cut bone-in pork loin chops (about 3/4 inch thick) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup tawny port wine 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Peel and core the pears, then slice them into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium-high heat. Add the pears and cook, stirring once or twice, until warmed and slightly softened but they still retain their shape, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the pears to a plate. Season the pork chops with the salt and pepper. Spray the skillet with cooking spray again, then add the pork chops and cook until just slightly blush in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a second plate and cover to keep warm. Add the broth and port to the skillet, raise the heat to high, and cook until the liquid is reduced by about half, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the mustard and whisk until dissolved, then return the pears to the pan and stir to combine. Spoon the sauce over the chops and serve. Recipe adapted and reprinted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Makes 4 servings 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 large USA Pears, peeled, cored and cut in 1/2-inch dice Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme (about 4 sprigs) 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 1/4 pounds fresh spinach, trimmed, washed and dried Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using heavy skillet or mallet, pound breasts to 1/4-inch thick ness. Season both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper and lightly coat with dusting of flour. Place 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium high heat. When butter begins to foam, add two chicken breasts and saut one side until goldenbrown,2to3minutes.Turnchicken breasts over and saut other side until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate, raise heat to medium high and repeat with another tablespoon each of olive oil and butter and other 2 chicken breasts. Add shallots and pears to pan and cook over medium-high heat until lightly trans lucent and golden, about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice, mustard, chicken stock and any juices on plate and deglaze pan, scrap ing to loosen any brown bits on bottom with wooden spoon. Simmer until sauce reduces by half, about 4 minutes. Add chopped thyme and parsley, and gradually stir in remaining butter until just melted. For spinach, add remaining olive oil and sliced garlic to large saut pan. Warm oil over high heat. When very hot, and before garlic has color, add spinach and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 min utes or until spinach is bright green and slightly wilted. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. To serve, divide spinach between four plates, placing a mound on each. Top spinach with cutlet and spoon shallot and pear sauce over top. Check the Neck for RipenessPears are best enjoyed at the peak of ripeness. The best way to judge whether a fresh pear is ripe, sweet and juicy is to check the neck:Press the neck, or stem end, of the pear with your thumb, and if it yields to gentle pressure it is ripe and ready to eat.To ripen your pears at home, keep them at room temperature. Display these beautiful fruits in a decorative bowl as you wait for them to ripen.To slow ripening, simply put the pears in the refrigerator.Asian Style Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Crunchy PearsMakes 4 servings 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons grated gingerroot 6 scallions, thinly sliced, green and white parts separated 1 pound ground chicken, dark meat 1 tablespoon chili sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 large USA Pear, such as Red Anjou or Bosc, cored and cut in matchsticks Toasted sesame oil to taste 12 large tender lettuce leaves, such as bib, butter or red leaf Cilantro sprigs In small bowl, mix cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water to form smooth paste and set aside. Warm peanut oil in skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic, ginger and white parts of scallion and stir-fry until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently until it breaks into small pieces and is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Add chili sauce, hoisin, and soy sauce, stirring to combine and evenly distribute ingredients. Add reserved cornstarch slurry and stir until sauce is clear. Finish with reserved scallion greens, pear matchsticks, and a splash of sesame oil. To serve, place heaping tablespoon of filling in middle of lettuce leaf with few cilantro leaves, if desired. Wrap lettuce around con tents, pick up with hands and eat. Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Pears, Shallots and Wilted Spinach

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A11 ties, the economic costs have been immense. Two recent scholarly studies have estimated that these two wars will ultimately cost American taxpayers from $4 trillion to $6 trillion. As a result, most of the U.S. governments spending no longer goes for education, health care, parks, and infrastructure, but to cover the costs of war. It is hardly surprising that many Americans have turned sour on these conflicts. But if the heavy burden of wars has disillusioned many Americans, why are they so easily suckered into supporting new ones? A key reason seems to be that that powerful, opinion-molding institutions the mass communications media, government, political parties, and even education are controlled, more or less, by what President Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex. And, at the outset of a conflict, these institutions are usually capable of getting flags waving, bands playing, and crowds cheering for war. But it is also true that much of the American public is very gullible and, at least initially, quite ready to rally round the flag. Certainly, many Americans are very nationalistic and resonate to super-patriotic appeals. A mainstay of U.S. political rhetoric is the sacrosanct claim that America is the greatest nation in the world a very useful motivator of U.S. military action against other countries. And this heady brew is topped off with considerable reverence for guns and U.S. soldiers. (Lets hear the applause for Our Heroes!) Of course, there is also an important American peace constituency, which has formed longterm peace organizations, including Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, and other antiwar groups. This peace constituency, often driven by moral and political ideals, provides the key force behind the opposition to U.S. wars in their early stages. But it is counterbalanced by staunch military enthusiasts, ready to applaud wars to the last surviving American. The shifting force in U.S. public opinion is the large number of people who rally round the flag at the beginning of a war and, then, gradually, become fed up with the conflict. And so a cyclical process ensues. Benjamin Franklin recognized it as early as the 18th century, when he penned a short poem for A Pocket Almanack For the Year 1744: War begets Poverty, Poverty Peace; Peace makes Riches flow, (Fate neer doth cease.) Riches produce Pride, Pride is Wars Ground; War begets Poverty &c. The World goes round. There would certainly be less disillusionment, as well as a great savings in lives and resources, if more Americans recognized the terrible costs of war before they rushed to embrace it. But a clearer understanding of war and its consequences will probably be necessary to convince Americans to break out of the cycle in which they seem trapped. Lawrence Wittner (http://lawrenceswittner.c om), syndicated by PeaceVoice, is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. His latest book is Whats Going On at UAardvark? (Solidarity Press), a satirical novel about campus life. PEACEContinued from Page A4 The (Gadsden County Retired Educators Association) GCREA started 2014 with an invigorating January meeting. Mr. Ealy, president elect, called the meeting to order and Mr. Holt delivered an inspiring thought for the day. The group was informed about the fifth-grade essay contest due date drawing near. The group also discussed the possibility of utilizing the (Gadsden County Public School) GCPS web site to inform the schools and the public ab out GCREA events. The meeting took on a health and wellness tone with prizes being drawn every few minutes. The prizes were of a health and well nature (wheat pasta, puzzle books, vitamins, calendars, etc.) The group was also privileged to an extreme couponing presentation by Patricia Taylor. The main community service project was also discussed: The group decided to throw a birthday party for the residents at the River Chase Care Center. The photo shows three members displaying their winnings. Photo submitted Healthy prizes for retired educators in Children, including Chaille Eikeland, staffing specialist; Donna SummerLCHS guidance counselor; Gay Lewis, director of instruction; Janna Hill, technology coordinator; Johnette Wahlquist, family service worker; Heather Clark-Tolar, guidance counselor; and Beckie BlackHosford, guidance counselor. STUDENTSContinued from Page A7 Members of East Gadsden High School Key Club assisted at the Quincy Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas party for area elementary school students. Pictured, from left, front row, are: Sponsors Deborah Kelley and Pamela Mills; second row: Ariel Howard, Patricia Jones, Jewelisa Fagg, Marcus Scott, Shandreka Scott, Michael Keys, DeJanay Bryant, Meaghan Sapp, Maya Jones and Onyx Franklin. Photo by Pamela Mills East Gadsden High School Key Club The following items are requested at time of registration for all children: Certified Birth Certificate Proof of Florida Residency: Two documents containing name and street address of parent (No P.O. Box) (4 year olds only) Updated Shot Record School Physical Form (Must be less than one year old when school begins & also must include Hematocrit or Hemoglobin) Verification of Dental Exam (Within a year of school start date) Lead Test Results Medicaid Card (If applicable) Written proof of all income (2013 W-2 Form (s) preferred) 000H6BR 2014 2015 Gadsden County School Boards Head Start / Pre-K Registration School Day Program All Registrations will be held from 9:00am 2:00pm at the HEAD START / PRE-KINDERGARTEN OFFICE 500 West King Street, Quincy, FL 32351 (850) 627-3861 February 17 Quincy Area Threes for 3 year olds only February 18 George W. Munroe Elementary for 4 year olds only February 19 Stewart Street Elementary for 4 year olds only February 20 Greensboro Elementary for 4 year olds only February 21 Chattahoochee Elementary for 4 year olds only* February 24 Havana Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds February 25 Gretna Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds February 26 Midway Head Start for 3 & 4 year olds February 27 St. John Elementary for 4 year olds only* WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 10% of enrollment slots will be made available to children with special needs. *THREE YEAR OLDS Child must be three years old by September 1, 2014 Child IS required to attend *FOUR YEAR OLDS Child must be four years old by September 1, 2014 Child IS required to attend

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A13 up from running and I started to perspire, my heat released the scent of the person who had previously owned the pantsuit. Having garments cleaned or laundered takes care of that problem. I leaned over to Terry and said, I smell like somebody else. What? he asked with a confused look on his face. I smell like somebody else. I repeated. Here, smell me. I thrust my coat open and my chest forward. He leaned down just inches from my breast and I heard him take a deep whiff of me. Yeah, youre right you do smell like somebody else. How come? he whispered. Its this outfit. It must be from the person who wore it before. Youve never worn it before? Whose is it? I dont know whose it was and no Ive never worn it before! I bought it at Goodwill and should have had it cleaned. I sort of whispered back. Its very disconcerting to smell like somebody else. Im positive any one of my close dog friends would have barked at me if Id come up to them in the dark in that pantsuit. I loved the ABBA music, wonderfully performed by Arrival, the Swedish troupe currently touring the U.S. with ABBAs music. In the end we were all dancing in the aisles filled with the joy of the evening. Youve probably guessed it by now the dancing did NOT help my problem. I have fond memories of the evening, because for a few minutes I was: The Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine Yes I was jiving and having the time of my life, even though I smelled like some other Dancing Queen Ill probably never meet.For more from Pam Young go to www.makeit funanditwillgetdone.com. Youll find many musings, videos of Pam in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, videos on how to get organized, ways to lose weight and get your finances in order, all from a reformed SLOBs point of view. FUNContinued from Page A6 able. Spring types need to be planted early, Myers says. Plant winter canola late in the season September, in most regions to prevent flowering in fall. Harvesting smaller plantings by hand is time-intensive but not difficult, Myers says. Cut the canola plants and hit them against a tarp laid on the ground (or walk on them) to knock the seeds loose. To clean them, put the seeds through a screen to remove as much debris as possible. Next, proceed with the ancient practice of winnowing to separate the grain from the chaff. Go outside on a windy day, or set up a fan, and pour the seeds back and forth from one container to another, Myers says. Canola is easy to grow in well-drained, fertile, silt-loam soils. The downsides: Deer love canola; you can expect volunteer plants (all the tiny seeds are difficult to keep contained); and non-GMO seed may be difficult to find in small quantities. Contact your local cooperative extension or state organic agriculture organization for help locating regionally adapted, non-GMO seed.Excerpted from MOTHER EARTH NEWS, the Original Guide to Living Wisely. To read more articles from MOTHER EARTH NEWS, please visit www.Mother EarthNews.com or call 800-234-3368 to subscribe. Copyright 2014 by Ogden Publications Inc. FATContinued from Page A6 not be used in herding. If you wish to acquire stock to work your dog at home, herding trainers can typically assist you in locating dogbroke stock. As your dog gains experience and confidence, he can begin working the other animals you own. Judi Bingham has been involved in herding since 1977 and is an American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Herding Breeds Association (AHBA) judge. She offers lessons and introductory herding seminars at her property, Hado-Bar Farm, in Ohio. We begin by allowing the dog, on-lead, to sniff a sheep restrained by an assistant in a safe arena. We then let the dog loose with several dog-broke sheep in the arena and do not tell him what to do; rather, we are facilitating his instinct and allowing him to understand his role, Bingham says. Following this work, a 40-foot round pen is used to teach the dog to come-bye (go clockwise around the stock) and away to me (go counter-clockwise around the stock). Once the dog is performing well in the round pen, we begin teaching them an outrun, sending our dog to collect the stock and bring them to the handler, says Susan Rhoades, an AKC and AHBA judge who teaches herding lessons at Keepstone Farm in Virginia. We also teach the dogs to separate out animals by calling the dog through a herd or flock and continuing to pare down the grouping until the dog has isolated the animal we need.Excerpted from GRIT, Celebrating Rural America Since 1882. To read more articles from GRIT, please visit www.Grit.com or call (866) 624-9388 to subscribe. Copyright 2014 by Ogden Publications Inc. HERDContinued from Page A6 Family FeaturesWhether youre reminiscing about a romantic getaway or dreaming of a future foray to the City of Light, you can recreate the elegance and joie de vivre of Paris in your own corner of the world. Vignettes of French life provide delightful inspiration for handmade crafts and decor that bring the mystique and romance of Paris to life. Pull inspiration from the sights and sounds that define the city, such as the softly muted illumination of a cozy French bistro. Strips of fabric are tied and knotted around wire lampshade frames to create soft stripes of color and texture in this project for Fabric Strip Lamp Shades, from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Whether you hang them indoors or out, these whimsical pieces create a soft and romantic ambiance youll love. For more Parisian-inspired decor ideas, visit www.joann.com. Fabric Strip Lamp Shades Crafting Time: Weekend project Skill Level: Some experience necessary Supplies and Tools: Lampshade Fabrics in a variety of colors and textures (approximately 2 to 3 yards) Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler Scissors Spray paint to match fabric Cover for work surface Lamp cord set, turn knob socket and loops for hanging (available at hardware stores) 1. Remove any fabric or paper from the lampshade so only the wire frames are exposed. 2. Spray paint lampshade frames. Let dry. 3. Cut fabric on the bias into 2-inch strips. 4. Starting at the top of lampshade frame, tie a knot with the end of one fabric strip onto frame. Wrap fabric around the top of frame until completely covered, knotting strips together when each strip is close to ending. 5. Tie another strip of fabric to the knot tail and wrap under and around the front of the closest vertical wire on the frame. Go to the next vertical wire, wrap and continue around all vertical wires working around and down the lampshade. Tie extra knots throughout to add interest. At the bottom of the frame, tie a knot to finish. 6. Tie another strip to the knot tail and wrap around the bottom until the entire frame is covered. Tie knot to finish. 7. Trim all knot tails throughout. 8. Attach cord set, knob and hanging loops as instructed. Source: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Family FeaturesWhen creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity. Even for the most free-thinking minds, a little organization can go a long way to let your artistic aspirations soar. The key is accessibility. Follow these three simple tips from the organizational experts at ClosetMaid to get your space uncluttered and let your imagination run free. 1. Dedicate your space. Whether youre able to allocate an entire room, a closet or even just a corner, allow yourself to hone in on the true purpose of the space crafting. Store unrelated items elsewhere and establish a designated work zone. You can also achieve versatility with mobile storage. Portable containers and rolling carts allow greater flexibility in how you use the space, while giving you easy access to your crafting supplies. Organizing like items, with specific storage areas for each different hobby or craft, will help you find what you need efficiently. 2. Maximize your resources Particularly if youre working with a small area, its important to utilize every inch of space. Dont limit yourself to the floor, think vertically. In a closet, using a custom organizer such as ClosetMaids ShelfTrack Wire Shelving Organizer Kit, will allow you to customize and reconfigure shelf locations as often as your needs change. You can also find a variety of hangPresses can be used to make oil at home. Fall in love with inspired lighting How small businesses can win in todays world Before the Internet, small companies didnt stand a chance against the Goliaths, says Corrine Sandler, a globally recognized leader in business intelligence and market research. Thats because no war can be won without intelligence and, before the digital era, collecting actionable data and information about ones competitors, market and customers cost a lot more than most small businesses the Davids could afford. But today, the Davids are taking down the Goliaths, says Sandler, founder and CEO of Fresh Intelligence Research Corp., a global business intelligence company, and author of the new book, Wake Up or Die (www.wakeupordie.us), a comprehensive guide to the use of intelligence in the contemporary business environment. Thanks to the Internet, the boutiques and startups have access to all kinds of free tools for gathering intelligence. Theyre also much more agile than the big corporations; they can make a decision and act immediately. Thats essential in a marketplace where conditions change quickly. In Wake Up or Die, Sandler applies lessons from Sun Tzus The Art of War the 2,000-year-old military treatise penned by one of the greatest commanders in history to the modern business economy. Sun Tzu held that the goal in any war is to win without ever entering into physical battle. By gathering actionable data and acting on it immediately, by using it to predict next moves and spot opportunities, small businesses can and are taking down the big ones without a drop of blood being shed, Sandler says. She offers smaller See WIN/ Page A23 Create a clutter-free crafting zone An organized crafting space allows more time for enjoying free time and less time hunting supplies. See CRAFTS/ Page A23

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A14THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURES When it comes to managing their money, people often use the same banking provider for a number of years. Whether youre loyal to your current bank or are looking for a better option, its important to review the available benefits to ensure your financial needs are fully met. In an industry driven by technology, banks now serve up a platter of benefits to their account holders. From accounts that reimburse ATM fees to mobile apps, which allow up-to-date monitoring of funds, todays banking is better than ever before. By making smart choices and using new technologies and resources, account holders are able to minimize their banking costs and have a clearer understanding of their finances. Consumers should investigate what options are available to them, said Ryan Bailey, executive vice president of deposit and payments, TD Bank. For example, certain checking accounts waive non-bank ATM fees and some, such as our Convenience Checking account, offer a low mini mum balance. By doing a little bit of homework, consumers can choose a product and an institution that matches up with their banking needs.Banking benefitsGetting the most from your bank involves a general knowledge of the products and services that are out there, which may exceed the offerings of your current provider. In fact, according to the TD Bank Checking Experience Index, a nationwide survey of more than 3,000 checking account holders at various banks, 83 percent stated that they are satisfied with their day-to-day experience. But the survey also revealed that 36 percent are extremely or very likely to switch banks to avoid fees. Armed with the proper information, account holders who share these feelings will be pleased to know of the various fee-free options available to them. Herearesomeoftheotherbenefitstodaysbankingcustomercanreceive:CheckingAll checking accounts are not created equal. Taking the time to find an account that aligns with individual needs improves the banking experience while minimizing costs. Some bank benefits include instantly issued free debit cards upon opening an account. For those looking for added conveni ence, free direct deposit may be just the ticket to make payday a breeze. And, while technology may be top of mind to many, banks are finding that good old-fashioned customer service is an equally essential part of todays banking experience. Account holders seek branches that offer more hours in the evenings, on weekends and on holidays when banks are traditionally closed. The ability to speak with a live customer service representative 24/7 is also a highly valued asset.Online BankingThe convenience of smartphone and tablet technology has made banking at your fingertips a daily ritual for many account holders. This ability to review the status of funds at any time, day or night, has proven to be essential for todays device-driven world. Forgetful account holders rejoice online bill pay is another helpful program offered by many banks. This organizational tool allows you to manage and pay all your monthly bills so theyre always received on time. As an added bonus, this form of paper-free banking is the environmentally-friendly way to manage your money.ATMsChecking account holders who tend to use ATMs outside of their banks network should look to financial institutions with more convenient Protect Against TheftIt seems like every day the media reports another story about identity theft, security breaches and other situations of fraudulent behavior. While it may seem that thieves are always devising new ways to steal, there are ways to protect your funds and your family. Here are three helpful tips to keep your money safe and secure:Be Aware of Your Balance: While it may not be possible to write down every transaction that occurs throughout your busy day, having a good idea of your balance is essential. An aware ness of this figure will keep you alert of any strange activity should you become a target.Monitor Your Account Daily: The tools of online and mobile banking apps can make checking funds simple. If you dont have online access, see if your bank offers a toll-free phone line to access your account information.Cover the Keypad: When using an ATM to check your balance or receive cash, always cover the keypad while entering your PIN number. Thieves are now using cameras and other tactics to steal this confidential information as you are pressing down on those buttons. Keeping it covered reduces the chance of having your account compromised. locations and specific accounts that reim burse these costs. For example, the Premier Checking account from TD Bank waives fees at non-affiliated ATMs when the account holder keeps a low minimum daily balance. For more information, visit www.tdbank.com.

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A16THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM day in Washington Square Park. They explained their goal was to capture the mood of the moment through their composition. The students sat in complete silence, listening intently to the melody. When the trio offered to answer questions, too many hands shot into the air for every inquiry to be heard. Several students had questions about learning to play. It doesnt matter how old you are, Stephenson told the audience. You can start playing music. Stephenson said he began playing as a 3year-old. We play every single instrument we can get our hands on, Pattillo informed another curious student. But these are the only ones we play in front of other people. The trio met at the Cleveland Institute of Music. They became friends. Then they started practicing together. After graduating from college and playing in various groups, the three decided to turn their friendship into a professional endeavor. They have been practicing, performing, composing and recording as PROJECT trio ever since. They have toured extensively and even performed at Carnegie Hall. These instruments provide a lifetime of pursuits, said Pattillo as he raised his flute into the air. Seymour agreed, acknowledging the infinite potential for personal growth and development a dedicated musician faces. We work just as hard now as we worked when we just started, he said. Out of thousands of professional and accomplished musicians, PROJECT trio is relatively distinct in its specific effort to reach young students within school settings. Music education is so extremely important, said Seymour. From the beginning, we made it a mission of ours to spread the word of classical and jazz music. Seymour expressed concern that interest and involvement in these styles will dwindle if young people are not more exposed to music outside of popular culture, beyond the barrage of songs promoted by radio, television and film. According to Seymours estimation, PROJECT trio has currently performed for more than 200,000 school children. Robert Thaler, executive director of the Artist Series of Tallahassee, helped bring PROJECT trio to Gadsden County. He explained that over three days the group would be visiting 11 different schools in the area in addition to hosting a local workshop and performing a formal concert at Florida State University. TRIOContinued from Page A2 My name is Anthony Viegbesie, but affectionately called Dr. V. I have prayerfully decided to offer myself to public service and for that I am a candidate for the District 2 Gadsden County Board of Commissioners. I am 2nd of 8 children and the first member of my family to come to the United States of America. Today, I have an Associate degree in Agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia; a Bachelors degree in Business from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma; a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky; and a Doctorate degree in Public Administration from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. I have been a Professor of Economics and Public Administration at Tallahassee Community College and an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Public Administration at Florida A&M University for almost 30 years. I am married to the former Diane Wynn and together we have six children. As an Economist, I know the importance of economic growth and job creation. As an immigrant who started his life as an agricultural worker in the fields of southern Georgia, I know what it means to work hard and understand the struggles and needs of working families. My candidacy is not about what makes us different; my focus is more on what unite us. Progress should not be compelled by our history or our ancestry. Rather, progress should be compelled by our willingness to embrace change from how we have been accustomed to doing things. Progress should not be compelled by where a person was born, or which family the person belongs to, or where the person went to school. Rather, progress should be compelled by what the person can do to make Gadsden Strong! We must not allow our fear of change and our sense of divisiveness stand in the path of our progress and prosperity. We all may not share a common ancestry but we all now share one common community. It is time for unity and progress not division and despair. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25). I am not running for this office to oppose or challenge any person. I am running because I sincerely believe that it is time for a new direction in the Gadsden County Board of Commissioners. It is time to modify the Land Use Restrictions to foster real economic development and keep families together. It is time to make the safety of our Senior Citizens and Children a priority. It is time to be really serious about creating jobs, jobs and more jobs that pay living wages here in Gadsden County to enable us to keep our young people here after they graduate and increase our tax revenue base. I hope and pray that you can look beyond my accent and see my vision. UNITY HARD WORK DEDICATION INTEGRITY* SERVICE The Midway Police Department is seeking volunteers interested in joining its Victim Advocate Unit. The volunteers will assist the agency up to seven days a week and help the department provide support and resources for crime victims, including those affected by domestic violence. Volunteers will work with the Victim Services Unit, police officers, and investigators. Selected candidates will receive training in victim advocacy, trauma, crisis response and other areas. Anyone accepted into the program must also participate in all training dates, a police ride-along and a background screening. Applications can be retrieved from the city of Midways Website http://www.mymidwayfl.com/police. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 14, and can be dropped off or mailed to the City of Midway Police Department, 50 MLK Blvd., Midway, FL 32343. Anyone with questions or interested in applying can contact Mrs. Scott, Midway Police Department Director of Victim Services, at 850-5743057 or ascott.midwayfl@gmail.com. Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report Jan. 27, 20141. Nicholas McMann Gilyard Aggravated Battery. 2. Markeith AndersonVOP/ Battery. 3. Donterrious Reshard TurnerViolation of Court Order/ Poss. of control substance cocaine and Poss. of marijuana L/T 20 grams. 4. Derrick GrimesVOP/Felony Battery. 5. Eric Lorenzo HorneBurglary. 6. Martinez Gershon HardyBurglary and dealing in stolen property. 7. Cody TuckerBurglary. 8. Randall Phillip MerrickVOP/ Utter Forged Instrument. 9. Andrew Lee WestbergAggravated Assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. 10. Johnny Wayne McGriffVOP/ resisting LEO without violence and public intoxication. Mother Nature provided some timely relief from the recent bitter cold, as the Bobcat baseball team got the season underway with their annual opening day activities on one of the warmer days of 2014. The day consisted of intersquad and alumni baseball games as well as skills competitions by the players. In between, the baseball boosters prepared and served fried catfish dinners with all the trimmings. Several members of the crowd, which included parents, grandparents, students and other baseball fans, participated in an egg toss to help raise funds for the upcoming season and enjoyed a little fun as well. The inter-squad game pitted two mixed teams of Varsity and Junior Varsity players in a five-inning game. The Red Team, captained by senior Steven Miller, prevailed 3-2 over the White Team, which was led by fellow senior Myles Edwards. The Bobcats kept the ball in play, but also showed some strong defense. Maybe more important was the pitching, which was very inconsistent last season. We got some good innings out of several of our pitchers today, said first-year Head Coach Jayme Williams. Juniors Nolan Haire, Casey Mathers, Bradley Klees and Will Harris, along with seniors Steven Miller and Myles Edwards, threw a lot of strikes. Im pleased with how we looked, especially considering we still have several of the guys finishing the basketball season. Weve got a chance to be much better this year than last. In the skills competitions, Bradley Klees won the long drive with a hit that totaled 360 feet and the outfield throw-to-home. Bo Bailey was first in the timed base running. Several Junior Varsity and Middle School players competed as well, with Joey Fallis finishing just behind Bailey in the base running. Its good to see our kids compete against each other, said Williams. The younger kids are always real enthusiastic, and thats what it takes to build the program at the developmental levels. The day finished on a high note with the alumni game, which pitted the Varsity Bobcats against several past players. The alumni included recent graduates Matt Sampson (2012), Walker Cox (2008) and Clay White (2007). Other alumni included brothers Richard (1995) and Ashley (1994) May, Jeremy Morris (1993), Russell Suber (1991), and Kirby Morris, Jeremys father. The alumni waged a great battle before falling to the Varsity 7 to 2. Clay White pitched all five innings and looked as if he was still in pretty good game shape, despite having been out of school for seven years. Jeremy Morris, who played collegiately at Florida State before spending several seasons in the Yankees organization, enjoyed the competition, the fellowship, and the chance to return to his alma mater, but admitted to needing some liniment afterward! The Bobcats begin the regular season this Thursday and Friday, as they compete in the Rickards Preseason Tournament. The Bobcats will play host Rickards and Florida High. The regular season begins the following week with a home contest against the Marauders of Maclay. This deer was taken on family property by Brayden Cole Stalvey, age 7, with a 25 06 rifle. The shot was more than 400 yards. Brayden lives in Mt. Pleasant and is a second-grader at Robert F. Monroe School. Photo submitted Midway Police Department seeks volunteers for Victim Services Unit Viegbesie running for District 2 County Commission seat Munroe baseball season begins with opening day celebration Casey Mathers puts the ball in play for the Bobcats. Photo submitted Good shot brings down buck Rubio staffers to make Feb. 13 stop in Havana A member of Sen. Marco Rubios staff will be available to meet with constituents from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Hazel Baker Community Center, 128 7th Ave., Havana. Members of Rubios staff will be available to meet with the public to assist with federal issues such as Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Affairs benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency. For information, call 850-599-9100.

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The FloridaLearns STEM Scholars initiative was launched in July 2011 with a vision to help Florida address its urgent and important STEM talent development challenge by focusing on some of Floridas most underserved students its gifted and talented in the rural regions of the state. The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) located in Chipley, is working with partners in the area to coordinate STEM Scholar Parent/Student nights. Parent/student meetings are designed to ensure parents and students receive project, scholarship and post-secondary information and learn about a variety of STEM careers. The goal is to help students make well-informed career choices and understand the academic preparation the career requires. The parent/student meetings also function as a means of keeping communication open between parents, STEM Scholars and project personnel. A parent meeting for Gadsden County STEM Scholars was held Nov. 7 at the East Gadsden County High School Media Center. After a brief welcome by project manager Brenda Crouch, students were introduced to various careers in engineering and healthcare. Bamidele Ali, Directory of Strategy for Additive Manufacturing, DSM Functional Materials Principal Engineer and Owner Ali Technologies Inc. spoke to the STEM Scholars and their parents about engineering, entrepreneurship and his global career experiences. Dr. Richele Robinson, Pharm. D., a Gadsden County graduate, gave an overview of a career as a pharmacist encouraged students to work hard, and assured them the benefits are worth the extra effort. Another Gadsden County graduate, Talia Spence, an FSU College of Medicine student shared her path to medical school and gave attendees important information about academic preparation and the application process. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A17 Parents and students attending the event pose for a photo. Photos submitted Talia Spence and Dr. Richelle Robinson pose for a photo. Florida Learns STEM Scholars A number of community leaders visited George W. Munroe Elementary School, taking time out of their busy schedules to read to the schools bright and brilliant students during Literacy Week. Volunteers included: Ms. Audrey Lewis, GCSB Board Member; Pastor Douglas Harris; Radio Personality DJ Speedracer of Blazing 102.3; Dr. Headley White, FSU Professor; and Mr. Alricky Smith, Department of Education. Photos submitted Special guests hit the books 000HB2Z

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A18THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Carter-Parramore and Hope Academy Awards Program. Colonel (Retired) Ronald M. Joe Sr. encouraged the students to model good behavior, be honest and set goals. He stated that they should always have a Plan B, which begins with the end in mind. Colonel (Retired) Ronald M. Joe, Sr. is a 1966 graduate of Florida A&M University. A former member of the Senior Executive Service (SES1), a civilian grade equivalent to the military rank of Brigadier General, he most recently served as the first civilian Principal Director of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), located at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. He served in that capacity from June 7, 2010 until June 8, 2012. Prior to returning to DEOMI as Principal Director, Col. Joe served from February 2005 to January 2008 as the Interim Vice President for University Relations and Executive Director of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Foundation, Inc. managing total assets in excess of $100 million for the foundation and providing leadership for the Office of University Relations, including varying levels of responsibility for alumni affairs, public affairs/media relations, publications and university relations. Prior to this posting, he served as an Associate Vice President of Development at FAMU. His stint in University Relations began with his appointment as Executive Director of the FAMU Foundation, Inc. from January 2001 until July 2003. He also served as the Director of Student Activities and the FAMU Student Union for more than five years beginning in June 1996, when he retired from the military with 30 years of service to our nation. Col. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Florida A&M University in 1966. He is listed in Whos Who in American Colleges and Universities (1966). In 1976, he received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. He has also attended the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University. His military education includes the Army Airborne School, the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Joint Warfare Course (Old Sarum, England), Organizational Effectiveness Staff Officers Course, Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College. Col. Joe has served as a mentor and advisor to many throughout his career including young men at two Tallahassee public schools and was nominated for appointment by the Secretary of the Army to the Army ROTC Subcommittee Advisory Board. He is a Subscribing Life Member of the NAACP, President of the FAMU National ROTC Alumni Association and President-elect of the Tallahassee Area Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and is projected to assume the mantle Of President in December 2012. He is also a member of the Alpha Zeta Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Col. Joe is a Life Member of the Army War College Foundation. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service medal, Legion of Merit (2 nd Award), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Horatio Gates Award. He is also a recipient of the Florida A&M University Distinguished Alumni Award and the FAMU Presidents Service Award and is a member of the FAMU College or Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. On June 8, 2012, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Public Service. A Daytona Beach, Florida native, Col. Joe is married to his wife of 45 years, Lenita, also a Daytona Beach native. They have one adult son, Ronald M. Joe II, and one granddaughter, Caitlin, a sophomore at FAMU. Guest brings message of inspiration, success Colonel (Retired) Ronald M. Joe Sr. Celebrating literacy at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School Literacy Week was five days of fun and exciting activities with books at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School (GEMS). Students, teachers, volunteers and parents were involved in reading, story telling to dressing like their favorite storybook character. Students were fully engaged in reading. Books were the talk among friends around campus. Monday, Jan. 13 Literacy Week was kicked off with a Reading Marathon. Teachers read to students in classrooms. Tuesday, Jan. 14 A Continental Breakfast was held in parents honor. Parents received information on how to help their children become better readers. Parents took note and were amazed at how the media center was beautifully decorated with wall hangings and table coverings of Children Storybook Characters. Wednesday, Jan. 15 Grade Level Writing Contests Day. Students were challenged to write a summary of a favorite childhood story in 200 words or less. A winning paper was selected from each grade level (Prekindergarten Eighth Grade). Students were rewarded with a certificate and a ribbon. Thursday, Jan. 16 Dress like a favorite Storybook Character Day. How exciting it was to students to dress out of uniform and look like a storybook character. Students were eager to share about their favorite storybook character. Parents and community volunteers were advocates for books and agreed to read to students in classrooms. Friday, Jan. 17 Celebration Day A school-wide celebration was held in the beautifully decorated gymnasium to celebrate literacy and learning. Students performed through songs, poems, cheers and instruments. Their talents were witnessed by parents, teachers, community members and their peers. The administrator, teachers and students at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School agree that the week long celebration of literacy is a powerful testament to this districts commitment to making every child a reader. CarterParramore Academy Honor RollTOP HONOR ROLL Brenda Rivera, Jamerica Thomas, Shalaya Hughes, Tyneka Carter HONOR ROLL McKaylar Akins, Demetrius Alexander, DeShantia Brown, Emely Carrillo, John Clark, Jr., Keiry Lara, Juan Pascual HONORA BLE MENTION LilDarrious Alexander, Trevor Andrews, Denajia Baker, Jessica Castaneda, Darrell Cotton, Monserrat Huerta, Donterious Jones, Kevana Jones, Franzel Lightbourne, Liaries McGriff, Elilama Paul, Abigail Ramirez, Lazania Robinson, Emetricual Veneszee, Derrick Washington, Tyrone Wilson, Jr. HOPE ACADEMY HONOR ROLL Chavez Street, Tatiyana Travis HONORA BLE MENTION Damion Gaymon PERFECT ATTENDANCE Fordarrious Adams, McKaylar Akins, Demetrius Alexander, Christiam Allen, Denajia Baker, Shakerra Battles, John Clark, Jr., Keymaree Cooper, Keyshawn Cooper, Darrell Cotton, Jr., Tykelia Dukes, Jarquez Farlin, Deenjeh Green, Jabari Harris, Shalaya Hughes, Donterious Jones, Keiry Lara, Ethan Mason, Josiah Moore, Keliveon Murray, Deandre Shower, Devonna Washington, Quvarious Williams 000H4SB

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A20THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 1-877-676-1403 4070-0130 GCT 2/12 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE Gadsden Mini Storage will be having a sale on the following units Feb. 12, 2014 for non-payment of rent. O-580 Elzo Atwater A-033 Anderia Belvis N-484 Fred Black N-453 John Bostic G-219 Jackie Brock N-498 Katie Coburn J-295 & L-432 Mary J. Collins H-256 Denorice Dillard N-524 Adrianne Flowers J-I Kimberly Galloway A-032 Ella Mae Gilbert B-071 Patricia G. Harrison L-U & N-516 Stephanie Jenkins M-AA Lamont Jones H-236 Sylvia C. Lane J-293 Frederica S. McCloud C-107 NiiAudrey Murray H-247 Patricia SinclairHawkins P-591 Jovana Singleton A-034 Shannon Smith K-313 Javon Williams O-579 Pamela Williams N-488 & P-598 Terry & Latrricia Williams Feb. 6, 2014. 4071-0227 GCT (Cert# 2398 ) 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: 2398 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 4072-0227 GCT (Cert# 2397 ) 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: 2397 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 2 BLK J ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 4073-0227 GCT (Cert# 2401 ) 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: 2401 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 731 P 1833; OR 731 P 1815; OR 705 P 1715; OR 666 P 1399; LOT 7 BLK J ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000J0070 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4074-0227 GCT (Cert# 886 ) 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: 886 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 293 P 707 LOT 2, BLK B, UNIT 2 GRETNA ESTS.OR 386 P 1156. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2323N4W04350000B0020 Name in which assessed: Sandra Bethea and MonterriousReshardBethea 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4075-0227 GCT (Cert# 667 ) 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: 667 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 561 P 1649; OR 511 P 2017; OR 334 P 1032; OR 329 P 213 LOT 4, MT CALVARY SUBDV; A MINOR SUBDV: COMM AT THE NORTH QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 3-3N-4W AND RUN N 88 DEG 38 53 E 526.67 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE N 88 DEG 38 53 EAST 198.00 FT; S 00 DEG 31 21 E 26.60 FT; S 00 DEG 31 21 E 633.40 FT; S 88 DEG 38 53 W 198.00 FT; N 00 DEG 31 21 W 632.47 FT; N 00 DEG 31 21 W 27.53 FT TO THE P.O.B. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2033N4W4910000000040 Name in which assessed: Genelza Weston; Genelza Weston Butler 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4076-0227 GCT (Cert# 178 ) 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: 178 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 449 P 747 LOT 21 BLOCK A FOREST HILLS SUB., RECORDED PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2083N2W01530000A0210 Name in which assessed: Marion R Van Luven 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4077-0227 GCT (Cert# 2686 ) 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: 2686 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 624 P 324; OR 608 P 954 COMM AT THE SEC OF SW OF 35-1N-4W, RUN N 01* 11 W 763.7 FT; N 14* 04 E 140.13 FT ALONG ROAD TO BEGIN; N 14* 04 E 100 FT N 89* 12 W 82.65 FT; S 00* 34 W 96.3 FT; S 88* 01 E 59.3 FT TO POB. IN SECTION 35-1N -4W ALSO AN UNDIV. INT. IN ACCESS AREA PER OR 161 P 284. AND NOW ALSO THAT LOT KNOWN AS 1-E PER OR 315 P 868. LESS FROM ALL THE ABOVE A .20 ACRE LOT SOLD TO LARRY MELTON PER OR 324 P 683 OFF THE SOUTH END. IN SECTION 35-1N-4W. OR 121 P 596 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4351N4W0000003410200 Name in which assessed: Bert C Miranda & Connie L Miranda 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4078-0227 GCT (Cert# 2390 ) 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: 2390 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 56 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0560 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4079-0227 GCT (Cert# 2176 ) 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: 2176 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 387 P 988 COMMENCE AT THE SWC OF THE E 1/2 OF THE W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 SECTION 26-2N-5W AND RUN N 01 DEG 17 05 W 474 FT; N 01 DEG 17 05 W 200 FT; N 89 DEG 38 58 E 218.42 FT; S 15 DEG 45 11 W 168.07 FT; S 72 DEG 28 10 E 30 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE S 72 DEG 28 10 E 117.05 FT; S 41 DEG 28 36 E 47.42 FT; N 89 DEG 31 41 E 45 FT; S 01 DEG 17 05 E 81.59 FT; N 82 DEG 46 00 W 226.48 FT; N 15 DEG 45 11 E 128.28 FT TO THE P.O.B. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3262N5W0000003340300 Name in which assessed: Mary E Wright 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4080-0227 GCT (Cert# 1577 ) 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: 1577 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : COMM AT SEC OF THE SW S 89 DEG 20 MIN 59 SEC W, ALONG THE S BNDRY OF SAID SW 372.76 FT, N 47 DEG 35 MIN 01 SEC W. ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERN R/WAY 410 FT FOR THE POB. N 47 DEG 35 MIN 01 SEC W, ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERN R/WAY 317.77 FT, S 42 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC W, ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERN R/WAY 25 FT, N 35 DEG 16 MIN 41 SEC E ALONG THE SE BNDRY 559.24 F FT, N 00 DEG 13 MIN 58 SEC E ALONG THE E BNDRY OF JOYLAND 61.13 FT TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 20 FT ACCESS EASEMENT, S 79 DEG 03 MIN 28 SEC E, 207.98 FT TO THE SWC, S 00 DEG 02 MIN 02 SEC W 218 FT, S 49 DEG 33 MIN 13 SEC W ALONG THE WEST BNDRY OF LANDS 463.84 FT, S 42 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC W, ALONG THE W BNDRY A DIST OF 210 FT TO THE POB. OR 371 P 1712, OR 331 P 3 IN SECTION 16-2N-3W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3162N3W0000003432000 Name in which assessed: James Galloway Jr; Charles H & Barbara J Murray Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certifiTax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Todays New Ads QUINCYSat. 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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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000J0020 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. Learn skills from bygone era in classes at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Ever wanted to make your own Jelly. Well, have I got a class for you. Linda Smith, cofounder of the settlement, is an expert at making jellies, jams, & preserves. Panhandle Pioneer Settlement co-founder Linda Smith will teach a jelly-making class at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, held at the Settlements Clubhouse. The class is $15 and will give participants a lifetime of pleasure. Theres just nothing like making your own jelly. To register call Diane Watson at 850-674-2777 or email her at ppsmuseum@yahoo.co m. Blacksmithing Class Saturday, Feb. 15 The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will offer a Blacksmithing Class at 8 a.m. Central Time on Saturday, Feb. 15. If you enjoy handson experience, this is the place to be. Join us in the art of shaping heated iron and steel (forging) with hand tools such as hammers, tongs and chisels on an anvil. All will enjoy this experience at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown. This will be an all-day event so pack your lunch. Required items: Gloves and Safety Glasses. There are limited slots available so call or email now to reserve your slot. The cost of this class is a $45; a $25 deposit fee is required for your reservation, which goes toward the cost of the class. For information, call Diane Watson at 674-2777 or email ppsmuseum@yahoo.co m. Spinning Class At 10 a.m. Central Time Saturday, Feb. 22, the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement presents Melissa Marvin as the instructor for a Beginner Spinning Class. The cost of the class is $40 with a $20 deposit required to reserve your spot. All supplies are included. A spinning wheel is not required; however, if you wish like to bring your spinning wheel you may. A drop spindle is the oldest form of spinning tool, it is basically a dowel stuck through a weighted wheel that is used to put twist into the fiber. The class will teach the fundamentals of spinning wool, learning how to draft the fiber, how to ply 2-spun singles together to make a 2-ply yarn, spinning terms, and some basics about different fibers. Melissa will be bringing her wheel so the students will have a chance to try spinning on it. To register, call Diane Watson at 850-674-2777 or email at ppsmuseum@yahoo.com. Melissa Marvin, spinning instructor, spinning on the Bailey Porch at Pioneer Day at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. Photo submitted This is some of the items that you will learn to make during this class while you learn the art of blacksmithing. Photo submitted Gretna Elementary School announces top scholars Principal Micheal Franklin, along with his faculty and staff, have announced the names of the top scholars for the second nine weeks grading period: Principals List: Heidi Aragon, Azharia Bascom, Kaliyah Galloway, Jose Guerra, Dayanara Hernandez-Valleci, Kajhirah Holt, Keymira Jones, Tyran Thomas, Brianna Vazquez, Payton Walker, Sakiya Williams and Jaliyaah Winbush. Honor Roll Kindergarten: Alejandro Arriaga, Camryn Barkley, Charleston Bellamy, Gabriel Bueno, Vonkeith Chambers, Ratheal Colston, Ly-Javontae Curry, Iylann Dixon, Isaiah Farmer, Jakobe Green, Camaya Harris, Shakarah Hopkins, Desire James, Aumauri Jerger, Gregory Jones, Tommy Knight, Aidan Lodman, KaNylah Logan, Decoriez McCall, Olivia Moore, Makayla Robinson, Shakerria Robinson, Terrance Walker, MacKenzie Williams and Tyler Woods. Honor Roll First Grade: Kevin Alas, Yazmary Aragon, KeiZoria Bellamy, Katiyanna Colston, Jonalyn Cuellar, Derrick Deras, Tori Germany, Malika Gordon, Antonio Hernandez, Imani Kelly, Natalie Maldonado, JaVon Oliver, Diamonique Parks, Bryan Perez, JyRon Peterson, Amyis Shaw, Danielle Williams and Caleb Williams. Honor Roll Second Grade: Chermaine Carroll, TyLerica Donald, Shawanna Donaldson, Briana Evans, Jamie Gardner, Ronnie Harvey, Damaris Hernandez, Elayjah Howard, Elijah Jackson, Atiyyah James, Noah Lodman, Cornelius McGlockton, Quinteria McGriff, Jalacey Moten, Azariah Nolen, Haylei Rackley, Lizbeth Tzintzun and Tiaolla Williams. Honor Roll Third Grade: Daniesha Fleming, Jocelyn Huapilla, Miylani Lee, Alver Nichols, Brandon Ramirez-Chalchi, Emily Renteria, Estefany Velazquez and Brian Ward. Honor Roll Fourth Grade: Trinity Forehand Honor Roll Fifth Grade: Devonte Allen, Danielle Baker, Mariela Castaneda, XZyven Harrell, Ricardo Hernandez, Ashanti Howard, NyTrecia Jones, Laura Juarez, Niya Lewis, Jemiyah Outley, NicKiah Peters, Maybelline Somoza, Alaisha Walker, DeAntonia Williams and Yamiaya Williams.

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A21 4060-0206 GCT vs. Moore, Shanda L. 20130000959CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2013000959CAA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. SHANDA L. MOORE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF GADSDEN TO: Antonia Moore a/k/a Antonio Moore, whose last known address is 20067 Heritage Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33647. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in GADSDEN County, Florida: Lot 7, Block 21, Springside Addition to Quincy, Florida, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 102, of the public records of Gadsden County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Platintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, E-Service: fjmefiling@bosdun.com, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice Of Action, 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 or Petition. DATED on this 16 day of January, 2014. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 ADA Coordinator, 301 S. 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. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court P.O. BOX 1649, Quincy, FL 32351 (SEAL) By:/s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Esquire, Boswell & Dunlap LLP P.O. Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, Attorneys for Plaintiff January 30 and February 6, 2014. 4061-0206 GCT vs. Bradley, Felecia A. 202012CA000582XXXXXX Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 202012CA000582XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. FELECIA A. BRADLEY A/K/A FELECIA A. HINSON A/K/A FELECIA BRADLEY; ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 202012CA000582XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and FELECIA A. BRADLEY A/K/A FELECIA A. HINSON A/K/A FELECIA BRADLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Front Door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351 11:00 a.m. on February 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, OSCEOLA PARK UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55, 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Gadsen County Courthouse. Telephone 850-875-8601 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Quincy, Florida, on December 2, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, As Clerk, Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk SHD Legal Group P.A., Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, Telephone: (954) 564-0071 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com January 30 and February 6, 2013. 1463-125378 JA 4064-0206 GCT vs. Bram, Thomas 20-2012-CA-000038 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 20-2012-CA-000038 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11, Plaintiff, vs. BRAM, THOMAS, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 20-2012-CA-000038 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK 4065-0206 GCT vs. Tyburski, Shannon L. 20-2012-CA-000253 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 20-2012-CA-000253 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. SHANNON L. TYBURSKI, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 20-2012-CA-000253 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, and, SHANNON L. TYBURSKI, 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 a.m. on the 20 day of February, 2014, the following described property: Lot 6, Block P, BURMAH HEIGHTS BLOCK P,Q,R,S,T AND U, a Subdivision as per Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 99, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida. Property Address: 1111 SOUTH MAGNOLIA DRIVE, 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 this 2 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 **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 30 and February 6, 2014. 26433.1276/MNelson 4066-0206 GCT vs. Musgrove, Daniel D. 12000886CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000886CAA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. DANIEL D. MUSGROVE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated November 15, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 12000886CAA, in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and DANIEL D. MUSGROVE, et al., are the Defendants, Gadsden County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LOT 16 BUTLER RIDGE COMMENCING AT AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 1 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1340.31 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1325.29 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 14.99 FEET TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 20.87 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 1013.67 FEET; THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE WEST A DISTANCE OF 313.40 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 288.96 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE 305.66 FEET; THENCE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 294.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO INGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT. TOGETHER WITH A 1988 CONC. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 338314N7351A/B. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at at the Gadsden County Courthouse, South Door, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 at 11:00 AM, on the 20 day of February, 2014. 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: December 2, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Gadsden County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826 January 30 and February 6, 2014. CA 12-03803/KH 4067-0206 GCT vs. McBride, Margaret W. 2009-CA-000704 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009-CA-000704 Beneficial Florida, Inc. Plaintiff, -vs.Margaret W. McBride a/k/a Margaret M. McBride a/k/a Margaret Smith Bell; CitiFinancial Services, Inc. f/k/a Commercial Credit Consumer Service, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated November 15, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000704 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein Beneficial Florida, Inc., Plaintiff and Margaret W. McBride a/k/a Margaret McBride a/k/a Margaret Smith Bell are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Nicholas Thomas, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 20, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: Property Address: 6525 Fair Banks Ferry Road, Havana, FL 32333 BEGIN AT A POINT 435.6 FEET SOUTH OF THE NW CORNER OF SW 1/4, OF THE NW 1/2 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 1 WEST, THENCE RUN EAST 200 FEET ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF STATE ROAD 12, THENCE RUN NORTH TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID 1/4 SECTION, THENCE RUN WEST 200 FEET TO THE NW CORNER OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 1 WEST, THENCE RUN SOUTH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Parcel ID No. 2153 NIW0000002320300 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 the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Nicholas Thomas, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) /s/ Pam K. Carter, DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 January 30 and February 6, 2014. 09-142230 FC01 HSF 4068-0206 GCT vs. Hatcher, Elizabeth Estate 20-2013-CA-001145 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 20-2013-CA-001145 Division: ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH HATCHER, DECEASED; MILDRED MICHELLE CLEMONS A/K/ A MILDRED M. CLEMONS; RODNEY HATCHER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MILDRED MICHELLE CLEMONS A/K/A MILDRED M. CLEMONS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST, BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH HATCHER DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. TO:ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property 4069-0206 GCT vs. Bauer, Patricia A. 20-2013-CA-000699 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION, CASE NO: 20-2013-CA-000699 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA A. BAUER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 15, 2014, and entered in Case No. 20-2013-CA-000699 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Patricia A. Bauer is the defendant, 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 20th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACT 1 COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 1256.13 FEET ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 4 TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST BEARING (BASE) 793.36 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE EAST 314.49 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 149.60 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 38 DEGREES 41 MINUTES EAST 150.98 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE LEAVING SAID ROAD RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 59 MINUTES WEST 423.60 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST 348.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.TRACT 2COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 1256.13 FEET ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 4 TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST (BEARING BASE) 793.36 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE EAST 314.49 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT BEING ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE CONTINUE EAST 20.0 FEET TO A POINT IN THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SAID ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 143.04 FEET, ALONG THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 35 MINUTES EAST 159.0 FEET ALONG THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 59 MINUTES WEST 28.42 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID ROAD, THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST 150.38 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 149.60 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 483 PARADISE ROAD, HAY ANA, FL 32333-4239 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 22 day of January, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743, (813) 221-9171 facsimile, eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 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 30 & February 6, 2014. 13-111075 4082-0213 GCT vs. Clemons, Quinton William 2012CA000737 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2012CA000737 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. CLEMONS, QUINTON WILLIAM, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2012CA000737 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, CLEMONS, QUINTON WILLIAM, 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 a.m. on the 25 day of February, 2014, the following described property: LOT 119, BLOCK A, HILLSIDE FARMS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 201-203 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED MOBILE HOME: MODEL YEAR: 2006, MAKE: FOREST MANOR, MODEL; F2849-6, WIDTH; 56 LENGTH: 26 8 AND VIN # FLHML3F1637-29797AB; HUD LABEL # S 781106 781107 Property Address: 340 Milton Street, Quincy, FL 32351-4910 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 23 day of January, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 **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. February 6 and 13, 2014. 20187.8148/OBashylova 4083-0213 TWN v. Gilyard, Troy 12000573CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12000573CAA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. TROY GILYARD, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 16th day of January, 2014, and entered in Case No. 12000573CAA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gadsden County Courthouse, South Door, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida 32351, at 11:00 A.M. on the 25th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 42, BLOCK H, RUSTLING PINES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, 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. 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 the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. 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. Dated this 27 day of January, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Gadsden County Clerk of Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard, PC The Blackstone Building 100 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Toll Free: (561) 422-4668 Facsimile: (561) 249-0721 Counsel for Plaintiff February 6 & 13, 2014. C301.2707 in Gadsden County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING A PORTION OF LAND HAVING BEEN PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 200, PAGES 240 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY-DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A 2 INCH IRON PIPE, FOUND, ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF MCNAIR ROAD, A 50 FEET MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY, BEING 172 FEET SOUTH AND 52.65 FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST; THENCE RUN SOUTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINlJTES 00 SECONDS WEST 185.41 FEET TO A 2 INCH IRON PIPE FOUND; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 95.59 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #6297, SET; THENCE RUN NORTH 90 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 184.16 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #6297, SET, ON SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST 95.59 FEET TO SAID POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 151 McNair Road, Havana, Florida 32333 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before February 30, 2014 a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default wil be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Gadsden County Times. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on January 21, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian Steicher, Esquire Arlisa Certain, Esquite Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Primary email: bstreicher@erwlaw.com Secondary email: servicecomplete@erwlaw.com **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this 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 January 30 & February 6, 2014. 2012-16186 OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11, Plaintiff, and, BRAM, THOMAS, 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 a.m. on the 20 day of February, 2014, the following described property: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26,TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, IN GADSEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE EAST 865.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 235.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONITUNE THENCE NORTH 89.4 FEET, THENCE NORTH 64 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST 87.14 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST 421.06 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 58 SECONDS WEST 121.48 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 300.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 35 SECONDS WEST 5.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 155.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY A RECENT SURVEY AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN EAST 865.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 235.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (FOUND), LYING ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SEVENTH STREET NORTHEAST, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING NORTH RUN 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY 89.41 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (FOUND), THENCE LEAVING SAID EAST BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 64 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST 87.12 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (FOUND), THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST 376.70 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (FOUND), THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST 121.05 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (FOUND), THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST (BEARING BASE FOR THIS SURVEY), 300.07 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (FOUND, NO #), THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 52 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST 4.81 FEET TO AN IRON ROD (FOUND, NO #), THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 154.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 2 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 **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 30 and February 6, 2014. 20187.4893/OBashylova 4081-0213 GCT Barthlow, Thomas Jennings 14000015 CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 14000015 CPA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE : ESTATE OF THOMAS JENNINGS BARTHLOW Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Thomas Jennings Barthlow, deceased, File 14000015 CPA is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 DATE 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 persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is February 6, 2014. Personal Representative: Richard Barthlow 1333 Rich Bay Road, Havana, Florida 32333 Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq.,Florida Bar No. 521450 Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A 3042 Crawfordville Highway,Crawfordville, FL 32327 (850) 926-8245 February 6 and 13, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices cate 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014.

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A22THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4059-0213 GCT to Alejandro Ramos-Aquilar 14000030DRA Custody of Child PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14000030DRA Division: Maria De Jesus Vasquez-Castillegos Petitioner, and Alejandro Ramos-Aquilar Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FULL COSTODY OF CHILD TO: Alejandro Ramos Aquilar (Last Known Address): 1333 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Paternity has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Maria De Jesus Vasquez-Castillejos, whose address is 118 N. Virginia St., Quincy, FL,on or before January 22, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court 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: January 8, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk January 23, 30, Feb. 6 & 13, 2014. 4084-0213 GCT vs. Walker, Mica 12-000591-CA-A Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-000591-CA-A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MICA WALKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICA WALKER; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; RUSTLING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, will on the 25 day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the South front door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson St., in Quincy, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Gadsden County, Florida: Lot 32, Block E, RUSTLING PINES, a Subdivision, as per Map or Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 110, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 27 day of January, 2014. 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 NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk February 6 and 13, 2014. B&H# 290074 4085-0213 GCT vs. Dixon, Kyanna 12-000616-CA-A Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-000616-CA-A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KYANNA DIXON; TOMMIE PEACOCK JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KYANNA DIXON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TOMMY PEACOCK, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, will on the 25 day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the South front door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson St., in Quincy, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Gadsden County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT SIX (6), BLOCK E, ON AND ACCORDING TO A MAP OR PLAT OF THE MARCUS L. FLOYD LANDS ADJOINING SHELFER PARK AT QUINCY, FLORIDA, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 498.8 FEET THENCE WEST 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 100 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 80 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 100 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 27 day of January, 2014. 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 NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk February 6 and 13, 2014. 4086-0213 GCT vs. Lyda, Connie 10000362CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10000362CAA JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE LYDA A/K/A CONNIE F. LYDA; CHRISTOPHER LYDA; 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 Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded in Civil Case No. 10000362CAA, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff, and CONNIE LYDA A/KIA CONNIE F. LYDA; CHRISTOPHER LYDA; GO MORR, INC.; MARYLAND CASUALTY COMPANY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DAIMLER CHRYSLER SERVICES NORTH AMERICA, LLC D/B/A DAIMLER CHRYSLER SERVICES TRUCK FINANCE F/D/B/A ERCEDES BENZ CREDIT CORP; 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 SOUTH DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at 11:00 A.M. on the 25 day of February, 2014, the following real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO SAID PARCEL BEING A PART OF LOT NO. 2 OF WATERSHED FARMS, PHASE 1 A RECORDED SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #4816) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT NO. 2 AND RUN; THENCE ALONG THE BOUNDARIES OF SAID LOT NO. 2 AS FOLLOWS: THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 683.21 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031) FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 376.78 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #4816); THENCE SOUTH 09 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 859.77 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #4816); THENCE WEST 605.09 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #4816); THENCE SOUTH 29 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST 1377.41 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #4816) ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 270 (100.00 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031); THENCE LEAVING SAID BOUNDARIES OF LOT NO. 2, RUN NORTH 29 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 1458.25 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031); THENCE EAST 200.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031); THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST 794.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 27 day of January, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445 Telephone: (561) 392-6391 Facsimile: (561) 392-6965 IMPORTANT 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 February 6 & 13, 2014. 1031-1542 4087-0213 GCT vs. Secretary of Housing... 10001077CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10001077CAA ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT; SUSAN COOK; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAIRES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF TROY H. LAWRENCE AKA TROY HERBERT LAWRENCE; DOROTHY STEPHENS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 16, 2014, and entered in 10001077CAA of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein ONEWEST BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT; SUSAN COOK; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAIRES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF TROY H. LAWRENCE AKA TROY HERBERT LAWRENCE; DOROTHY STEPHENS are the Defendant(s). Nicholas Thomas as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St. the South Door, Quincy, FL 32351, at 11:00 AM on February 25, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 20, Township 3 North. Range 1 West Gadsden County, Florida and run North 89 degrees 58 minutes 81 seconds Wast 359.48 feet along the North boundary line of Section 20 to a point, said point being on the East right of way of Barber Road and a point of curvature of a curve to the right; thence along said curve with a radius of 2325.05 feet through a central angle of 03 degrees 46 minutes 12 seconds for an arc distance of 152.99 feet; thence South 05 degrees 11 minutes 58 seconds East 1164.89 feet to a point. said point being point of curvature of a curve to the right; thence along said curve with a radius of 1320.09 feet, through a central angle of 09 degrees 43 minutes 12 seconds for an arc distance of 223.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving aforementioned right of way run South 84 degrees 58 minutes 27 seconds East1053.52 feet to a point; thence South 13 degrees 30 minutes 23 seconds West 208.61 feet to a point thence North 84 degree 58 minutes 27 seconds West 1037.14 feet to a point, said point being on the East right of way of Barber Road and a point of curvature of a curve to the left; thence along said curve with a radius of 1320.09 feet through a central angle of 08 degrees 59 minutes 11 seconds for an arc distance of 207.04 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. And being situated In Section 20 and 21, Townshlp 3 North, Range 1 West, Gadsden County, Florida. 4088-0213 GCT vs. Johnson, Bennie F. 2013-CA-000794 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2013-CA-000794 Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, -vs.Bennie F. Johnson and Lois Johnson, Husband and Wife; Tobacco Road Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated November 19, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000794 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff and Bennie F. Johnson and Lois Johnson, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Nicholas Thomas, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 25, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: Property Address: 100 Tobacco Road, Havana, FL LOT 4, BLOCK A, TOBACCO ROAD, UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1998, MAKE: PIONEER, VIN#: PH1410GA14158A AND VIN#: PH1410GA14158B. Parcel ID No. 2343 N2W03150000A0040 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 the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Nicholas Thomas, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) /s/ Pam K. Carter, DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 February 6 & 13, 2014. 13-260501 FC02 WNI 4089-0213 GCT vs. Hall, David 12000875CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000875CAA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. DAVID HALL, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated January 16, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 12000875CAA, in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and DAVID HALL, et al., are the Defendants, Gadsden County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LOT 22, BLOCK A, HIDDEN LAKES, PHASE III AND IV, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 107-108 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 CYPRESS MANOR MOBILE HOME WITH SERIAL NUMBER FL261-00P-H-B300333AB AND MODEL NUMBER CYLC0036. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South Door, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 at 11:00 AM, on the 25 day of February, 2014. 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: January 27, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Gadsden County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826 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 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. February 6 & 13, 2014. CA 12-04294/KG 4090-0213 GCT vs. Paul, Andre L. 20-2009-CA-001031 Notice of Rescheduled Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2009-CA-001031 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRE L. PAUL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 22, 2014 and entered in Case No. 20-2009-CA-001031 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ANDRE L. PAUL; DIANE E PAUL; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF THE GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL, at 11:00 AM, on the 25 day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PART OF THOSE LANDS FORMERLY CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 376 PAGE 646 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON BAR AND PLASTIC CAP RLS 3266 MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND PROCEED THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 1322.67 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT PRM 3031 MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 18.64 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT PRM 3031 LYING ON THE WEST BOUNDARY OF A 40 FOOT WIDE COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD RIGHT OF WAY KNOWN AS HOUGH FARM ROAD, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID COUNTY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 315.17 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 260.70 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A PROPOSED 60 FOOT WIDE ACCESS/UTILITY/DRAINAGE EASEMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 84 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID PROPOSED CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 316.61 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF HOUGH FARM ROAD (COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD), THENCE LEAVING THE AFOREMENTIONED CENTERLINE OF THE PROPOSED ACCESS/UTILITY/DRAINAGE EASEMENT RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF HOUGH FARM ROAD A DISTANCE OF 292.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. RESERVING THE NORTHERLY 30 FEET FOR AN ACCESS/UTILITY/DRAINAGE EASEMENT. A/K/A 695 HOUGH FARM ROAD, QUINCY, FL 3235 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 27, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018,Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See 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:Mr. Doug Smith,Office of Court Administration Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street,Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 February 6 & 13, 2014. F09097318 4091-0213 GCT vs. Butt, Dudley 20-2009-CA-000783 Notice of Rescheduled Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2009-CA-000783 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DUDLEY BUTT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE 4092-0213 GCT vs. Est. Jones, Brenda D. 120000300 CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12000300 CAA DIVISION: Civil THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF BRENDA D. JONES A/K/A BRENDA DENISE JONES A/K/A BRENDA JONES A/K/A BRENDA DENICE JONES, ETTA JONES A/K/A ETTA LEE JONES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ETTA JONES A/K/A ETTA LEE JONES, TIKI FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., FORD MOTOR CREDIT CO., D/B/A PIMUUS FINANCIAL SERVICES and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF 1171 Post Plant Road, Quincy, FL 32352 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTATE OF BRENDA D. JONES A/K/A BRENDA DENISE JONES A/K/A BRENDA JONES A/K/A BRENDA DENICE JONES YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, dated October 4, 1999 and recorded on October 21, 1999, in Official Records Book 501, Page 1245, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. is the attorney in fact/servicing agent for Plaintiff, encumbering the following real property located in Gadsden County, Florida, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION #3, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST AND RUN EAST 220.0 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREE AND 35 MINUTES WEST 706.0 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES AND 45 MINUTES EAST 386.0 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES AND 25 MINUTES WEST 174.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THENCE RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES AND 45 MINUTES WEST 380.0 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREE AND 55 MINUTES WEST 121.0 FEET TO AN IRON AXLE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES AND 15 MINUTES EAST ALONG A FENCE LINE 380.3 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES AND 25 MINUTES EAST 112.0 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 1999 Destiny, Model 4070 Manufactured Home, ID#s 0W67955A and 0W67955B. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 215 S. Monroe St., Suite 510, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within thirty (30) days, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on January 29, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK GADSDEN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk February 6 & 13, 2014. 4093-0213 GCT vs. Anderson, Lorri L. 13001051CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13001051CAA DIVISION: FORECLOSURE VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. LORRI L. ANDERSON A/K/A LORRI LASTER ANDERSON, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSW OF JAMES FREDERICK NOEGEL A/K/A FREDDY JAMES NOEGEL A/K/A FRED J. NOEGEL AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EULA J. NOEGEL A/K/A JEAN RUTLAND YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, originally in favor of Oakwood Acceptance Corporation. Dated May 19, 2000 and recorded on May 30, 2000, in Official Records Book 510, Page 786 of the Public Records of Escambia County, Florida, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. is the attorney in fact/servicing agent for Plaintiff, encumbering the following real property located in Gadsden County, Florida, to-wit: Commence at a concrete monument known as marking the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 10, Township 3 North, Range 2 West, Gadsden County, Florida and run thence South 00 degrees 04 minutes 37 seconds West 1754.15 feet to an iron pipe; thence run South 89 degrees 18 minutes 53 seconds West 1409.38 feet to a concrete monument marking the Northeast corner of Tract 30 of HLH Farms (unrecorded); thence run South 89 degrees 18 minutes 53 seconds West along the North boundary of said Tract 30 a distance of 232.89 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 18 minutes 53 seconds West along said North boundary of Tract 30 a distance of 517.11 feet to a point lying on the Easterly right of way boundary of a 60 foot roadway; thence run South 40 degrees 15 minutes 07 seconds East along said Easterly right of way boundary a distance of 260.27 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 18 minutes 53 seconds East 351.32 feet; thence run North 00 degrees 41 minutes 07 seconds West 200.64 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. The Northerly 10.00 feet thereof being Subject to a Drainage Easement. TOGETHER WITH a 1997 Skyline, Winner, 60x28, Manufactured Home, ID#s 2G611262JA and 2G611262JB has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 215 S. Monroe St., Suite 510, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within thirty (30) days, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on January 29, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK GADSDEN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk February 6 & 13, 2014. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 10, 2014 and entered in Case No. 20-2009-CA-000783 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and DUDLEY BUTT; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF THE GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL, at 11:00 AM, on the 25 day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL I: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 744.12 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 77 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 972.50 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 22 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 30.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 60.00 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 60.00 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 217.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 183.42 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 200.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 124.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 150.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND BEING IN THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION. AND PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 744.12 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 77 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 972.50 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 22 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 30.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 60.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 487.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 60 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 152.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 85.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 126.91 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 405.25 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 15.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 70.96 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 124.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 150.75 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT PUBLIC ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 217.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND BEING IN THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION. A/K/A 280 SQUIRREL LANE, QUINCY, FL 32352 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 13, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018,Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See 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: Mr. Doug Smith, Office of Court Administration Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax: 850-487-7947 February 6 & 13, 2014. F09073388 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 27 day of January, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, As 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 ADA Coordinator, Room 470, 201 S.E. Sixth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, 954-831-7721 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. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 February 6 & 13, 2014. 13-21901

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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 A23 business owners these tips for acquiring and using intelligence: If you lack resources, make use of free or inexpensive intelligence-gathering tools. Visit competitors websites and collect data about them. Many businesses put a great deal of revealing information on their sites, which can benefit you. Also, make note of any changes on their sites. Google Alerts can tell you when theyre releasing new products or expanding. Use Google analytics tools such as Google Hot Trends to tell you whats in the collective consciousness potential consumer demand at any given time. Googles key word tool will give you ideas for powerful key words in search terms, and use the traffic tool to measure global volume on those key words. Make intelligencegathering part of your companys culture. From the manager who overhears a conversation in the grocery checkout line to the clerk obsessed with Twitter, every employee in your business is a potential intelligence resource. Encourage employees to pay attention as they interact with others outside the company. They may discover a nagging issue that no other company is addressing, allowing you to create uncontested market space. Or, you may learn critical information about a competitor that allows you to seize an advantage. Make intelligencegathering a company lifestyle. Appoint a Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO) to coordinate and analyze information from a variety of sources. In smaller companies, leaders tend to rely on pipelines of internal information provided by employees who dont understand how to use intelligence to make empowering decisions. That can render important data inactionable (unusable or simply not used). A CIO can oversee and coordinate the collection and analysis of intelligence, and brief you the business leader daily so that all data is actionable. What enables you to make smart, timely decisions is access to precise intelligence, Sandler says. Your advantage, as a smaller business, is that you dont have the corporate processes and protocols that inhibit fast action. As Sun Tzu wrote, It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win 100 battles without a single loss. Corrine Sandler is the founder and CEO of Fresh Intelligence Research Corp., a global market research agency; international professional speaker and author of Wake Up or Die, (www.wakeupordie.us ) a new book that applies lessons from Sun Tzus ancient classic, The Art of War, to contemporary businesses. Corrines company was ranked No. 2 on Profit Magazines list of top 50 fastest-growing companies, and Corrine has been on Profits top 100 Female Entrepreneurs list two years in a row. With more than 20 years experience, she has established a reputation for unparalleled consumer understanding and insight development working with Fortune 500 companies. WINContinued from Page A13 sign chores that are appropriate for a childs age and abilities. You want to create the opportunity for successful completion and a positive experience. You also want to keep your expectations realistic. Act the perfectionist and find reason to criticize how every chore is completed and youre setting your child up for failure, unable to meet your expectations. At the same time, letting your child get away with little or no effort only teaches him or her to have low expectations and about his or her ability to perform. Talk with your child about setting up a chore system. Make it clear what the childs responsibilities are and what will be a measure of successful completion. Then develop a system of rewards for work well done that has met the agreed upon expectations. Take the time to monitor chore activities and to offer honest praise when work is done well. Dont make the mistake of only offering criticism for efforts that fall short. When a child can successfully complete chores and receive positive re-enforcement for doing the work well, it helps to build self-esteem and self-confidence. Start your child early in life to accept chores and do them well, and the result will be a confident, responsible child with stronger life skills. 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/. KIDSContinued from Page A3 youre like me (and I know you are), your stomach knots and your face feels hot. You feel trapped and pray for the ground to open up and swallow you better, that it would swallow the person using the R-word. Nobody likes the word repent, except those who understand it to be a blessing and a gift. Through the prophet Isaiah, God told/tells his people, In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust is your strength (Isaiah 30:15). Another translation says, Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me the very thing youve been unwilling to do (The Message). When you think of the word repent, maybe you picture a scowling preacher waving a Bible and pointing an accusing finger. But thats not the picture of God who says, Repent. That would be the God who sought out Adam and Eve after they sinned in the Garden of Eden, who did not destroy them but instead covered their shame with garments of sacrifice. That would be Jesus, who, when faced with a woman caught in adultery whom the religious leaders, pointing their fingers, demanded she be stoned to death, instead told her, I do not condemn you; go, and sin no more (John 8:11, my paraphrase). That would also be the Savior uttering his final words before dying on the cross, It is finished. True repentance doesnt come by shaming or by force. Neither does it come by trying. Instead, it comes by resting, resting in what Christ has already done, resting in his perfect life, resting in his perfect death, resting in his perfect sacrifice for sin, yours and mine. When we see that, our hearts are stirred toward repentance, a grateful response to Gods mercy for sinful humanity. True repentance should lead to relief, not condemnation, and a joyful eagerness to turn from sin. It comes from knowing we are at the same time deeply flawed yet dearly loved. So, dear friends, beloved of the Lord, let us repaint and thin no more! 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 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@chronicleonline.com. GRACEContinued from Page A3 if it had kept up with the cost of living since the 1960s. Today, women own 30 percent of American businesses. The success of my company and my personal success is proof that the American Dream is still possible. But its a possibility built on fair wages not poverty wages. Public opinion polls show that across the political spectrum, Americans want to raise the minimum wage. President Obama, many members of Congress and many business owners want to Give America a raise. Lets make 2014 the year we get it done. Sherry Stewart Deutschmann is the founder and CEO of LetterLogic in Nashville, Tenn. WAGEContinued from Page A4 will charm even the most die-hard, iPodloving kids. A former member of The Weavers quartet led by the late Pete Seeger once said of Miller, Hes doing a real service for folk music: defending the Treasury of American Tradition. 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As an ongoing effort to promote reading, St. John Elementary School had an array of activities throughout the week of January 13 to 17. More activities will be forthcoming throughout the school year to continue promoting reading literacy. Monday: Stop, Drop and Read Students, teachers and staff brought their favorite Accelerated Reader book and read for 20 minutes. Our school is working toward reading a million minutes in the Reading Marathon. So far students have read a total of 5,460 minutes toward our goal. Tuesday: Partner Reading Students from third, fourth and fifth grade partnerread with students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, first and second grade. Wednesday: Community Readers Individuals from the community were invited by grade levels to read a book to various classes. The following volunteers participated in Community Reading Day: Ms. Kris Odahowski Librarian from the Gadsden County Public Library Ms. Rose Raynak Director of Federal Programs for Gadsden County Schools Mrs. Angela Sapp Race To the Top Science Coordinator for Gadsden County Schools Mrs. Deon Nelloms Elementary Schools Math Specialist (ETO) for Gadsden County Schools Thursday: Cozy up to Reading Students read a book and snuggled up to their favorite stuffed animal or pillow with a beverage. Hot chocolate with marshmallows, apple cider and milk was served to make reading relaxing and fun. Friday: Favorite Story Character Day Teachers and students dressed as their favorite storybook character and shared a book that related to the character. Christmas Book Report Drawing This was the culminating activity for Reading Literacy Week. All students were given a book for Christmas and asked to complete a grade appropriate Book Report. More than 100 students participated in the Christmas Book Report and received a certificate and bookmark. Students with approved reports had the opportunity to have their names drawn for various gifts and prizes. The grand prize winner for grades kindergarten through second grade was Jamie Pollard. The grand prize winner for grades third through fifth was Jada Whaley. They each won a 7-inch RCA touch screen tablet. A24THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM SJES celebrates Literacy Week Bristol teen headed to Thomasville, Ga. Montana Manley, a senior in high school at Liberty County High School in Bristol, has signed with a university. Her parents are Kent and Subrina Manley. Her grandparents are Billy and Janet Knight of Quincy, the late Dorothy Longmire of Lake Placid, and Kent and Judy Manley of Naples. Montana Manley plays first base for the Liberty County Bulldogs. She has signed with Thomas University in Thomasville, Ga., and will major in biology. Montana and her team won 1A State Championship last year. Montana was chosen Class 1A Offensive Player of the Year for the state of Florida for 2012/2013. Photo submitted 000HB7V