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THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE12 50 22 PAGES, 2 SECTIONSBobcats bring more wins/A5 000HEUU ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter Gadsden County seniors may soon need transportation to Tallahassee or Marianna any time they have business at the Social Security office. Within weeks, the federal government plans to close the Quincy office at 1105 E. Jefferson St. Much Social Security business can be handled online. But according to a factflyer issued by Gadsden County, many seniors are either disinclined or unable to utilize this option. The same flyer reports the Quincy office deals with an average of 54 people each day. More than 50 people gathered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Gadsden County Senior Center to discuss the impending closure. The meeting was organized by Gadsden County Commissioner Brenda Holt and Commission Chairman Eric Hinson. As the meeting progressed, the conversation moved away from questions and answers and toward organization and mobilization. Its good to see you here, said State Rep. Alan Williams. Its good to see you concerned. But several people said this concern, with time, would falter and fail leaving the federal government to quietly close the Quincy office. It cant be just today, said Holt, addressing this ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterFive runners formed a row across the track. The morning was cool, windy ready to work against them. A starting gun fired. And they were off. Gadsden County Special Olympics hosted summer games March 13 at East Gadsden High School. Events included shot put, long jump and various races. Special-needs students and graduates from all over the county participated. They start talking about this day at the beginning of the school year, said Jennifer Pyburn, Gadsden County Special Olympics director. The Special Olympics has no age limit. Robert Jackson, 54, was the oldest participant. He has competed in the program for 42 years. It keeps me going, said Jackson. Its become a part of me now. Jackson was sipping on a bottle of water, preparing for his next event: the 400meter walk. I hope it goes fine, he said. Its my favorite event. Ive done it a long time. Jackson wasnt the only participant who came to win. Theyre very competitive, said Sharon Thomas, director of exceptional student education at Gadsden County Schools. Its OK to be competitive. Its OK to NEWS BRIEF Get help with healthcare enrollment QUINCY The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium Migrant Education Program (PAEC-MEP) has received an award to provide consumers assistance with navigating the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. In an effort to assist uninsured consumers, PAEC Migrant Education Program Navigators have worked diligently to ensure communities in Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, Madison and Taylor Counties are well informed about their options in the Affordable Care Act. As the March 31 deadline nears, navigators are working day, evening, and weekend hours so consumers can enroll by deadline. We are entirely mobile; we have our own laptops, printers and even shredders so that we can reach out to those consumers who do not have a means of transportation, said Rachel Hernandez, a PAEC MEP Navigator. These endeavors align with the U.S. Health and Human Services goal of expanding healthcare coverage to communities without easy access to services. PAEC MEP navigators are culturally and linguistically prepared to serve consumers; including individuals with limited English proficiency, and to ensure accessibility and usability of navigator tools and functions for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. PAEC MEP navigators are certified and provide assistance in completing the online application process through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. For information, call 850875-3806 so you can have guidance as you go through this process. Quincy SSA office to close Move sparks outcry from local leaders, draws letters of opposition from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland Gadsden County Commission Chairman Eric Hinson speaks at a Tuesday meetng opposing the closure. Photo by Robert Allen. See SSA / Page A19 Competitive spirit Special Olympics draws crowd, athletes Special needs athletes overcame a number of obstacles to compete Monday in Gadsden County Special Olympics events such as the long jump, pictured here. Photo by Robert Allen See SPIRIT/ Page A2 Quincy sees 2013 crime rate drop ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterCrime rates fell in Quincy from 2012 to 2013. At the city commission meeting March 11, Walter McNeil, chief of the Quincy Police Department, reviewed an annual report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, or FDLE Our efforts are working to some degree, said McNeil. I knew there was some concern at the end of the year, relative to what I call an uptick in crime. McNeil was referring to the brief increase in crime before Christmas 2013. I was concerned about that, and I think you were as well, McNeil said to the commission. I thought it important that you see the entire picture as opposed to that snapshot you got during the robbery season. The categorized FDLE report outlines the recorded occurrences of specific crimes during each year. Only one statistic theft from motor vehicles increased in 2013. The statistic almost tripled, jumping from 23 instances to 66 instances. McNeil said more than 80 percent of these cases where crimes of opportunity. They occurred when thieves found See CRIME/ Page A3 ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThe state has chosen a replacement for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment, or FCAT exam. The new testing will commence during the 201415 school year. According to a March 17 press release from the Florida Department of Education, The new Florida Standards for mathematics and English language arts stress a broader approach for student learning, including an increased emphasis on analytical thinking. Reginald James, superintendent of Gadsden Countys public schools, said the district has prepared and will continue to prepare for this shift. This is new in terms of what they want students to do, said James. Theyll be better because of this particular adjustment. According to the press release, Gov. Rick Scott issued a new executive order declaring Florida public schools separation from the national standards dictated by PARCC or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. This order, according to the release, will ensure that the state would be able to procure a test specifically designed for Floridas needs without federal intervention. James said he is confident Gadsden students will perform well. I think we have some very talented teachers, he said. Were a district thats growing. Weve come a long way. The superintendent said students generally need a year to become accustomed to a new type of testing. Scores will drop and then rise again, he said. This change, however, will be more drastic. James described the new testing as a paradigm shift. Despite the challenge, James said his student will not make excuses and the district will focus on successfully adjusting to the changes, not complaining about the New test to replace FCAT; James weighs in Reginald James See FCAT / Page A14
A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HJIP F LORIDA S TATE U NIVERSITY C OLLEGE of M EDICINE 000HNKZ NOW OPEN NOW NOW OPEN OPEN Open Every Day 11:00 am 10:00 pm 850-875-4982 Located in Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center Quincy L UNCH S PECIALS T HESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR MANY DELICIOUS CHOICES Nachos Beef or Chicken . . . . . . . $ 5 50 Steak or Grilled Chicken . . . . . . . $ 6 50 One taco, one enchilada and one burrito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5 50 T WO FRESH POBLANO PEPPERS STUFFED WITH PICADILLO ( SPECIAL GROUND BEEF ) TOPPED WITH CREAM SAUCE S ERVED WITH RICE . . . . . . . . $ 10 00 F OR A UTHENTIC M EXICAN F LAVOR T RY O UR O UTSTANDING P OBLANO P EPPERS JOIN US FOR MARGARITA THURSDAYS! WITH A MEAL O NLY 99 A LL D AY & A LL N IGHT have expectations. These expectations will carry over into the classroom. Select competitors will have an opportunity to compete April 5 in Tallahassee with other Special Olympians from Wakulla, Taylor and Leon County. They all want to go there, said Pyburn. Its a good time. From Tallahassee, a smaller group can progress to the state competition May 15 to 17 in Orlando. Jackson is particularly interested in progressing to the next level. I keep practicing my walk, he said. I walk every day. Annie Trueblood, the games coordinator, trained the participants. Their routine involved a warm up, a work out and a cool down. Trueblood included callisthenic exercises to improve the athletes endurance. They dont complain, said Trueblood. They always try to give you what you ask. Its a really easy group to work with because you dont have to motivate them. They come ready. A small army of volunteers helped make the event possible. They were busy timing, measuring or recording events. The competitors were also assigned a buddy, a person to help them through the day. The volunteers came from the Key Club and JROTC at EGHS, the Beta Club at Robert F. Munroe High School and the Pilot Club in Quincy. Were always looking for volunteers and supporters, said Thomas. We want to get more fans in the stands. SPIRITContinued from Page A1 Athletes compete in Gadsden Special Olympics events such as the shot-put, long jump, runs and walks. Photos by Robert Allen
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 A3 000EVKV NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCENotice 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 8th day of April, A. D. 2014 at a meeting in the City Hall in Quincy, Florida at to consider the enactment of the following proposed ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA RELATING TO THE ANNEXATION OF CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY TO THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR ANNEXATION AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION; PROVIDING FOR A MAP OF ANNEXED AREA; PROVIDING FOR ZONING AND LAND USE; PROVIDING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH LAW; PROVIDING FOR FILING; AND PROVIDING FOR 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. EXHIBIT A MAP OF UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (IFAS) PROPERTY ANNEXED INTO THE CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA Note : The hatched area shows the annexed property. This 13th day of March, A.D. 2014 Sylvia Hicks, City Clerk000HOH7 unlocked cars. Only 20 percent involved any type of forced entry such as a broken window or a wedged door. Commissioner Andy Gay questioned what was being done to counteract this reported increase, noting the issue was on his list of discussion points after receiving complaints from several constituents. Theres nothing that makes people feel uneasy like someone coming up in their property and taking from them, said Gay. It creates a very uncomfortable situation for a lot of our residents. McNeil said a strategy is in place to combat this increase. There are some tactics that were going to utilize, said McNeil. If I told you what we are doing, they wouldnt be tactics. But yes, sir, we have some plan. The statistic for attempted entry decreased the most, dropping 80 percent. The statistic for burglaries with no forced entry was a close second, dropping 77 percent or from 83 to 19 instances. McNeil said a good partnership between citizens and officers is one reason for this drop in crime. CRIMEContinued from Page A1 If you know how authorities can find one of these Gadsden County suspects, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 574-TIPS or 888-876-TIPS. To sent a tip, text BBCS plus your message to CRIMES. WILLIAM THOMAS RANDALL JR., 39 Wanted on charges of: Cocaine Possession w/Intent to Distribute,10 counts Marijuana Possession, one count Cocaine Trafficking, one count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count Selling Cocaine, three counts MILES CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, 32 Wanted on charges of: Aggravated Assault, one count Armed Robbery with Weapon, one count Failure To Appear Petit Theft, one count Any information on the whereabouts of the individuals listed can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 850574-TIPS (8477). Sign up for alerts at www.bbcscsi.org. Receive text message and/or email alerts about crime, fugitives, Amber Alerts and other emergencies. People wanted by local law enforcement agencies and Big Bend Crime Stoppers will be featured in The Gadsden County Times. Big Bend Crime Stoppers phone lines are not recorded and do not have Caller ID. Anonymous rewards up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to an arrest. As of Monday, March 17, the individuals featured on this page were assumed wanted and verified by various law enforcement databases. Big Bend Crime Stoppers assumes no responsibility for those featured who were not wanted by law enforcement at the time of publication. ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter The propriety of Quincy City Manager Jack McLeans progress with the Internet provider Level 3 continued to present a conspicuous point of contention at the March 11 Quincy commission meeting at city hall. At Commissioner Derrick Elias prompting, McLean reaffirmed he had signed two agreements with Level 3: one to preserve a new low rate, should the commission be interested in using the companys services and another to secure potentially profitable reselling rights, should the commission be interested in new telecommunication business. Commissioner Andy Gay persistently pursued more specific information regarding these two documents. What does it say in the agreement? he asked Mclean. What is the city required to do? McLean said the resale agreement gives Quincy the opportunity to resell the product broadband Internet access. Gay repeated the same question. It doesnt require Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report March 17, 20141. James Curtis Shaw, Assault and Battery. 2. John Robinson, Aggravated Battery. 3. Elbert J. Burke, Grand Theft. 4. Joseph Baker, VOP/Sexual Battery. 5. Larry Darnel Bodison, VOP/ Forgery/Uttering 16cts and Utter Forged Instrument 17 counts 6. Lewis Gunn, VOCC/ Battery on Inmate. 7. Roy Gregory Robinson, Possession of Cocaine. 8. Deborah Marie Robinson, Possession of Cocaine, destroying evidence. Miles Johnson William Randall I would like to take this opportunity to announce my intention to run for the School Board District 2 Seat. As a life-long resident of Gadsden County, I have spent the last 33 years as a classroom teacher, instructional leader, and mentor in the Gadsden School District. I have seen the many changes that have occurred over the years due to state and federal mandates and implementation of these, as well as through, simply, changing times. As a classroom teacher for my entire career, I have the experience to bring a perspective to the Board that is desperately needed if our schools are to meet the demands that just keep rising. The policy-making decisions that are made at the local level must recognize and prioritize the needs of the various schools in Gadsden County. Utilizing my experience at the school/classroom levels I promise to work for the citizens of this county towards a goal of fair, efficient and enforceable policies that benefit our students, respect our employees and work to making a better society for all. My contributions have been recognized over the years as I have been selected as a past Gadsden District Teacher of the Year, schoolbased Teacher of the Year (multiple times), Florida Council for the Social Studies District Teacher of the Year and author of District Curriculum Pacing Guides and District assessments. As a lead teacher, Ive served as Social Studies Department Chairman, on numerous School Leadership Teams, District textbookadoption committees, SACS teams, mentor for beginning teachers, supervising teacher for education-interns, past President of the Gadsden Teacher Education Council, and as a past Peer and Competency Reviewer for FLDOE. For those who dont know me, I am the son of Ione Williamson, grandson of Nora Larsen and married to Lucinda Scott. Weve raised three children: Dane Scott (deceased), Callie Hill, and Carrie Allison. We have two beautiful grandchildren, Roman Dane Hill and Ariel Hill. I welcome this opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Gadsden County through the educational needs of their children and ask for your support and prayers in this endeavor. I can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at (850) 545-5946. Campaign 2014 Two Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigations in Gadsden County remain active. An FDLE spokesman confirmed an investigation into alleged misconduct by Gadsden County Sheriffs Office employees is ongoing. No new developments have been publicized by FDLE. Two GCSO investigators remain on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the FDLE investigation. The unrelated investigation that triggered a joint FBI and FDLE raid of Midway City Hall in midAugust remains active. Steve Scott seeks Gadsden School Board District 2 seat Big Bend Crime Stoppers FDLE still scrutinizing Midway, GCSO Level 3 contracts still contended See QUINCY/ Page A19
To view the scorecard and breakdowns of the data, visit http://floridafaf.org/ latest-news/sunshineweek/faf-report-cardresults/First Amendment Foundation Websites created by Floridas cities and counties to provide citizens with information frequently fail to provide fundamental facts about the costs and consequences of decisions by those governments, a survey conducted by the First Amendment Foundation for Sunshine Week has revealed. Overall, the websites of Floridas 67 counties and 47 of its cities earned only about half the possible credits on a transparency scorecard developed by the Foundation. The websites were evaluated by journalism students at the universities of Florida, South Florida and Miami, who were asked if they could find specific information ranging from budgets to neighborhood crime information through a reasonable search. While most websites offered convenient links to everyday functions seeking a permit, finding a park or bidding for a government contract few made it easy for citizens to request public records. And while almost every government posted its annual budget and detailed agendas for elected and appointed boards, records critical to understanding how a government operates from financial analyses and a copy of its checkbook, to databases of vendors and financial disclosure forms filed by elected and appointed officials were mostly unavailable. Many city and county websites include the stated goals of transparency and accountability, said Barbara Petersen, president of the Tallahassee-based FAF. But this survey shows that, in many ways, these governments fall short of those goals. On most websites, its far easier to pay a water bill than it is to find out how much a government is paying to run the water department and whos selling services to the department. The survey rated information available under seven categories: financial, accountability, public meetings, contact information, public records, ease of use and other features, such as whether citizens could check on reported crimes in their neighborhoods (most couldnt.) The average score of 65 counties (Calhoun County has no website, while the 67th county was scored as the city of Jacksonville) was 50 out of a possible 100 points. The average score of the 46 cities surveyed was 52.8. On the high and low ends, the transparency of a website was directly related to the size and resources of a government. Each of the three lowest-scoring counties (Glades, Liberty and Washington) has fewer than 25,000 people. Similarly, the three lowestscoring cities (Blountstown, Bonifay and Chipley) are tiny communities in the Florida Panhandle. Calhoun County, whose seat is Blountstown, is the only Florida county that doesnt have a website. What follows is a summary of the scoring in each of the seven survey categories. FINANCIAL Almost all of the cities and counties put their budgets online. (The exceptions were the three lowest-scoring counties and cities: Washington, Liberty and Glades; Blountstown, Bonifay and Marianna.) Most also posted some manner of analysis. But breakdowns of revenue and spending were often not posted separately and had to be derived by studying the budget. Only three cities (Deltona, Fort Walton Beach and Tallahassee) and six counties (Broward, Clay, Marion, Miami-Dade, Sarasota and Wakulla) posted check registers, which allow citizens to track who actually gets money. Just 11 cities posted their current property tax millage in an easily findable manner, though half the counties did. The average score for the cities was 11.5, for the counties 10. Miami-Dade scored a perfect 20 points, while Deltona and Fort Walton Beach, each with 18, led the cities. ACCOUNTABILITY Scores in this category were dismal, averaging 5.6 for the cities and 6 for the counties out of a possible 20 points. Six cities and eight counties scored a 0. Only one county, Miami-Dade, and not a single city surveyed posted a list of employees along with their salaries (though some did post a salary schedule of pay per position, and a few smaller municipalities posted a list of employees and their phone numbers.) St. Johns County did link to a Florida Times-Union story listing county salaries. Just seven cities and eight counties posted a list of people registered to lobby. A total of 19 cities and 23 counties posted a list of current vendors critical for someone looking into possible self-dealing or political payoffs but it wasnt always certain if the lists were 100 percent complete. Seven cities and 14 counties posted existing leases between the city and other entities. Only 16 cities and 30 counties posted spending information for quasi-public agencies associated with the cities such as housing and airport authorities that often control significant additional dollars. In short, even the governments that do a good job of showing how much money they take in and how much they spend do a poor job of informing taxpayers about where that money actually goes and who influences how it is spent. PUBLIC MEETINGS Its pretty clear that local governments have gotten the message that public meetings must be posted and that citizens are entitled to an advance look at the agendas and backup materials that will be considered by a city council or other board or commission. The 47 cities averaged 15 out of a possible 20 points the highest average ofA4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMDo you ever feel you are spending too much time doing something that is not important? For those of you still working for a living, you probably wouldnt feel this way most of the time. However, for those of us retired or who have chosen to spend most of our time focused on something less than what we are capable of, we may have felt this way. Some of us may have turned away from doing something we were highly trained to do and are now performing, as David Roper would say, ordinary deeds. He shared in his essay about having once read a poem, The Titled Life, the story of an intellectually gifted young Scot who had turned his back on a prestigious academic career to return to his aging father and to the family farm. Once at the farm the Scotsman engaged in performing ordinary deeds and simple forms of human helpfulness. The mans friends agonized over what they saw as a waste of his talents. Do you serve in some unnoticed place doing ordinary deeds? David Roper feels others might think it a waste, but God wastes nothing. Every act of love performed for the Lords sake is noted and has eternal consequences. Every place, no matter how small, is holy ground. In some cases just being a good listener and helping with the needs of others is noble. During my long teaching career I dreaded summers. I wasnt making enough money from my teaching salary to survive during the summer months. Some of the jobs I would have to perform were so demeaning and made me feel so unimportant and useless. Pumping gas or having to become a security guard or another type of guard in a state park was among my minimum-wage jobs. I had a masters degree and was compelled to perform some pretty humbling tasks in order to survive. Im sure there are a few of you teachers reading this column who have also had to take low-paying jobs during summers to make ends meet. Those experiences, however, help to build character and learn about humility I have often felt since retirement that I might be wasting my talents and teaching abilities because I was not assisting teachers or others to better themselves. I had forgotten that immediately after retirement for a short time I had tutored high-school dropouts and had done some substitute teaching. I have prayed that my writing would benefit others in some way and so have pressed on with it even when I thought from time to time of giving it up. Many of you, not performing tasks you had been trained to do but, instead, focusing your talents on more ordinary tasks are probably doing more good than you think you are. There was a time a few years ago when Judy and I volunteered much of our time cleaning up Riverside Baptist Church in Havana and maintaining the outside grounds. I used to wonder if I was doing enough in life. One of the great benefits of reading daily spiritual devotional material is that once in awhile you will run across an essay like David Ropers The Hidden Life and realize some of the tasks you have been recently performing are a lot more valuable than you might think. On the other hand, Im sure there are some of you reading this column who dont need reminding that no matter how unimportant others may feel the tasks you spend most of your time doing daily, the Lord is pleased with your endeavors. The apostle Paul challenged the Colossians: Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, and do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. (Col. 3: 17, 23-24). Another passage from the Bible that has always helped me feel that some of the ordinary deeds I may perform are helpful are the words from Romans 12: 4-8: Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a mans gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. God bless you. Letters to the editorOpinionFor much of Florida, the sun doesnt shine onlineI would like to thank the citizens of Gadsden County for giving me the opportunity to work with you and your community as the Special Olympics Gadsden County Coordinator. It has been an interesting and rewarding experience for the past 25 years. This would not have been possible without the support of the community of Gadsden County. Gadsden can be counted on to support our special athletes. Thank you families for allowing me to work with your athletes. I could not have done this without the help of Gail Gholson, County Games Director, and Marguerite Morgan who served as the Finance Chair for Gadsden County. These two women really helped put together an outstanding program. Jennifer Pyburn took on the challenge of County Coordinator in July of 2013. She has been working hard. It is a challenging position. Gadsden County Special Olympics now has a website at www.specialolympicsorg-gadsden. The phone number for the county program is 850-2649901. Ms. Pyburn is a Special Olympicscertified coach and teaches at Stewart Street Elementary. I pray that Gadsden County supports her as they have always supported Special Olympics.Margaret Pinson 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, firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvertising Sales: email@example.com Legals/Classified: firstname.lastname@example.org 877676-1403 Circulation: 877401-6408 Telephone: 850-627-7649 Fax: 850-627-7191 Web: www. gadcotimes.com Published weekly every Thursday by The Gadsden County Times. Periodical Postage paid at Quincy, FL 32351 Mailing address: 15 S. Madison St.,Quincy, FL 32351-3137 Copyright 2010 by the Gadsden County Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. Subscription rates, 50 cents per copy, $30 per year in Gadsden County, $40 per year for other Florida counties. $52 for other states (including Georgia). 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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 email@example.com. Time to welcome new Special Olympics coordinator to Gadsden 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.Numbers to know First Amendment Foundation releases report card on local government transparency See GUEST / Page A8
Taking advantage of steady pitching and strong hitting, the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School dispatched Franklin County on March 10 at home and Westwood (Camilla, Ga.) on the road March 13 in a pair of games shortened by the run rule. In doing so, Munroe kept its record perfect at 11-0. Were happy to be where we are, but were still humble, said Head Coach Jayme Williams. We know weve got a lot to work on, our defense for one, if we want to get better. The Bobcats got the past week started with a bang, as they pounded out 12 hits in the four-inning affair with the visiting Seahawks from East Point. Ten different Bobcats hit the ball, led by juniors Nolan Haire and Will Harris with two each. Haire and senior Myles Edwards each had three RBIs. Our bats came back to life after the Brookwood game, said Williams. Combined with our pitching, we were pretty efficient. Harris, who got the start, pitched two shutout innings for the win. Edwards closed, throwing the final two innings and striking out three Seahawks. On the night, the Bobcats limited their guests to one hit and one unearned run. Against Westwood, Munroe roared to a quick 8-0 first inning lead and never looked back as they defeated the host Wildcats 16-3 in the five inning game. The Bobcats banged out 15 hits, running their total of games with 10 or more hits on the season to nine. Leading the way was Stephen Miller with three hits, followed by Casey Mathers, Myles Edwards, Bo Bailey, Bradley Klees and Will Harris with two hits each. Bailey, Klees and Harris all had three RBIs. Mathers, who ran his pitching record to 5-0, threw three innings of two-hit ball for the win. Junior Sean Newton pitched the final two innings to close. This was another solid effort, said Williams. Pitching and hitting was the difference. We had a couple of errors, and we need to get that corrected, but otherwise Im pleased with our approach thus far. This week, the Bobcats travel to Jacksonville to participate in the PTown Classic spring break tournament. The Bobcats will be tested as they face seven-time state champions Goodpasture Christian from Madison, Tenn., on Tuesday, Christs Church Academy on Wednesday, and 5A Palatka on Thursday. Well play some really good teams in a short period of time, said Williams. Our pitching will get tested, as will our offense and defense, but we really feel like this will help us in the long run, regardless of the outcome. Were looking forward to playing this level of competition. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 A5 000HP3A 000HNL7 NOTICE OF INTENT FOR TRANSMITTAL OF A FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Midway City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. intends to hear CPA-2014-02, a large scale Future Land Use Map amendment to the Midway Comprehensive Plan, to change the land use of property located at Tax Parcel ID #s 4-05-1N-2W-000000130-0000 and 4-05-1N-2W-0000-00131-0000 from Agriculture-1 (Gadsden County) to Agriculture (Midway) on the Midway Future Land Use Map. The parcels are owned by Henry B. Dover, Jr. and Karol D. Sevaggio and consist of a total of 21.93 acres. Persons wishing to review the files on the above projects may do so at Midway City Hall located at 50 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, FL 32343. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the City or attending the public hearing should contact the City by calling 850-574-2355 at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such public hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be used. 000HOOM The Quincy Kiwanis Club is hosting its 16th annual Golf Tournament on Friday, April 25, at the Golf Club of Quincy to raise funds for college scholarships. The format will be Select-a-shot with two-person teams at $120 per team with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for three flights, closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive, plus a $10,000 hole-in-one. Lunch and practice balls will be provides. Hole sponsorships are available. Contact Judge Helms at 850-8752205 or Richard Combs at 850-385-4087 or 850-627-9647 for information. PRESENTATIONPresentation is a key element in fishing a cold front because of the way fish respond to the weather change. They tend to move close to cover and stay there, which means that their strike zone is much smaller than normal. You have to adapt to that change and concentrate on presentation to be effective. You also may have to develop a "presentation pattern" to enjoy a full day of success. Keep track of where cold front fish are hitting your baits on the deeper side of a flooded brushpile, for example and concentrate on making casts to those kinds of spots. You'll stop wasting time and start catching fish more often. Also remember that simplicity is a key to consistent fishing success. Keep things as simple as possible by sticking to the things you do best. Kevin VanDam is a Member of the Bass Pro Shops National Fishing Team For more tips, log onto basspro.com and click on News & Tips Sports Tee off for a good cause Munroe downs Franklin County, Westwood EGHS bests RFM in girls softball SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentEAST GADSDEN 7 MUNROE 5 East Gadsden girls got their first softball field over the Bobcats in many seasons with a March 11, 7-5 home win. Both teams scored two runs in the first inning. Munroe scored three in the top of the second but the Jaguars answered with four in the bottom of the second. The 6-5 score stood until East Gadsden pushed across one more run in the bottom of the fifth. The Bobcats could not push across another run, giving East Gadsden the win. Maddey Pappadakis and Jeri Sloan had two hits apiece and Ramsey Higdon, Hannah Wilde and Mary Pat Thomas each added a single. Sloan also had two stolen bases. No statistics are available for East Gadsden. MUNROE 7 BLOUNTSTOWN 6 Sophomore pitcher Jeri Sloan for Munroe struck out nine Blountstown batters on her way to picking up the win for the Bobcats. In an oddly scored game, Munroe scored all seven runs in the first three innings but then allowed six Tiger runs in the top of the fourth. The score stayed 7-6 over the course of the next three and a half innings, as the Bobcats hung on for the win. Offensively for the Bobcats, two freshmen led the way. Hannah Wilde was two for three, and Mary Pat Thomas was two for four. Thomas also accounted for two RBIs. Munroe moved to 6-5 on the season. TENNIS The Munroe tennis team traveled March 13 to Madison to face Madison County in a district contest. The Bobcats left Madison with a 6-1 win over the Cowgirls. The doubles team of Olivia Fletcher and Gracie Kelleher was the lone loss on the day. The doubles team of Victoria Anderson and Karleebeth Perkins defeated Madison Countys No. 2 doubles team. Munroe gets new volleyball coach Rich Tenney led the Munroe volleyball team for three seasons but after this season, the program has been turned over to his assistant of three years, Spenser Morris. Morris, a Munroe alumnus and a fouryear starter and standout on the Lady Cats volleyball team, played two seasons of club volleyball as well. She was also a three-sport athlete for the Bobcats, playing basketball and softball. In addition to assisting with the varsity, Morris coached the middleschool and junior varsity volleyball teams at Munroe. Morris said about the new job, I could not be any more excited than I am right now. The girls and I plan to get to work on winning a district title as soon as we can get in the gym! Spenser Morris
Editors note: This weeks article was written by guest columnist Andrea Blount, lead librarian at the McGill LibraryThe Gadsden County Public Library System is celebrating women of character, courage and commitment. Women are on display at the William A. Bill McGill Library! Actually, the library display case features a unique collection of postage stamps to help commemorate Womens History Month. Women are featured on historic postage stamps ranging from first ladies to other famous political figures, gospel singers, women athletes, women in fine arts and more. The stamps are part of a personal collection belonging to Ms. Rutha House-Taliaferro, who recently displayed materials in honor of Februarys Black History Month. The event last month at the library was so well received by the public that its likely to become an annual event. First-timers to the library joined some regular library supporters to listen to an overview of the Civil Rights movement and how Ms. House-Taliaferros interest in history spurred her to start a stamp collection. Womens history is particularly important to her, so she is displaying some of her collection through the month at the main library in Quincy. The United States first celebrated Womens History as a one-day occasion on International Womens Day on March 8, 1911. President Jimmy Carter declared it a week-long event in 1980. The National Womens History Project (NWHP) was formed to expand the publics awareness of past contributions women have made throughout history. By promoting accomplishments of todays women, the NWHP continues to educate and provide multi-cultural role models for children. By 1987, their efforts paid off and March became the official month to recognize women in history. Womens History Months 2014 theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment, which is truly exemplified by another dedicated library visitor, Ms. Geraldine Jerrie Mock, who made international aviation history. On March 19, 1964, she embarked on a 29-day flight to fly solo around the world. Unlike another more famous, but unsuccessful female aviator, Ms. Mock completed her solo flight in a single-engine Cessna 180, also setting a round-the-world speed record for Class C1-c aircraft (less than 3,585 pounds). She will celebrate the 50th anniversary of that world flight next month. Stay tuned for more about that! The McGill Library is located at 732 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy. For information, call 850-627-7106. A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Obituaries 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 Fred MarshallMr. Fred L. Marshall, 70 years of age, of Quincy, Florida, died Monday, March 10, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. The service is 11:00 a.m., EST, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Mt. Hosea M.B. Church with burial at Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m., on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Marshall, of Quincy, FL, two sons, Leonard Marshall (KeShanda), Michael Marshall (Margaret), both of Quincy, FL, three brothers, Joe Hogue, (Ethel), of Buffalo, N.Y., Leroy Marshall (Vera), Billy Marshall, both of Quincy, FL, two sisters, Haslie Norris (Freddie), of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Erma Favors (Joe), of Quincy, FL, and 3 grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.Johnnie Mae FeltsMrs. Johnnie Mae Felts, 97, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare Center in Tallahassee, FL. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m.(EST), Monday, March 17, 2014 at Mt. Zion A.M.E Church Cemetery, in Havana, FL. Mrs. Felts is survived by a host of relatives and friends. Reed & Hall Mortuary Corp, Quincy, Fl was in charge of arrangementsWillie WilliamsMr. Willie Williams, 88 years of age of St. Petersburg, FL., died on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in St. Petersburg, FL. The service is 1:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Friendship P.B. Church with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m., on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Williams, of St. Petersburg, FL, one daughter, Willie Bell Green, of Miramar, FL, one sister, Nancy Bouie, of Quincy, FL, one brother, C. W. Williams, of St. Petersburg, FL, two grandchildren, Cynthia Jones (Freddie) and Victor Green, both of Miramar, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements. Whats Up? LA printmakers visiting QuincyAdvance printmakers from Los Angeles will be in residence through March 20 at the Gadsden Arts Center. Come observe the artists at work in our Studio Classroom and join the fun. There will be workshops with hands-on activities for all ages. All of the artists are Hispanic and can present in Spanish and English. Visitors are invited to drop in or schedule a group tour. These Los Angeles artists are graduates of Art Division, a non-profit organization that helps underserved populations in Los Angeles. They are dedicated to supporting young adults ages 18 to 25 who are committed to studying the visual arts. Art Division was founded in 2010 by Dan McCleary to give young artists the professional training and academic support they need to succeed and transition into four-year colleges and successful careers.Food, clothing giveaway set for SaturdayThe Liberty Center (the old Chattahoochee High School) will have its food and clothing donation on Saturday, March 22, for Gadsden County residents. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Forms have been revised and will be changed for everyone. Food distribution will begin at 9 a.m. Food distribution is every fourth Saturday unless otherwise stated. USDA is an equal opportunity provider.Little King and Queen ContestThe Bradwell Enterprises Relay for Life Team will host a Little King and Queen contest to raise money for the American Society. Any boy and girl aged 4 to 12 are eligible. The King and Queen will be chosen by how much money they raise from the community. Each contestant will be given a form to collect votes. One dollar equals on vote. The more votes a child receives the higher the likelihood of him or her becoming the King and Queen. Winners will be crowned at a coronation and each will receive free limousine service for a special event and recognition in the local newspaper. All contestants will receive gifts. To enter the contest and for more information, contact Bessie Corker at 850-445-5493 or Leslie Graddy at 850-743-8429.Emergency Disaster Services Training The Salvation Army has scheduled free disaster training for the community for its Emergency Disaster Services program. The Salvation Army Tallahassee Corps will have an introduction for its Emergency Disaster Services program and free disaster training Friday, March 21. The training will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Armys office at 2410 Allen Road, Tallahassee. During a disaster, The Salvation Army relies upon trained disaster workers to coordinate emergency relief operations and deliver fast, efficient service to disaster survivors. The Salvation Army has expanded its capacity throughout the United States to provide mass feeding, personal care items, and counseling and referrals for social services for victims of weather related and other natural disasters. The Salvation Army relies heavily on volunteers who support its programs. Volunteers play a crucial role in response efforts during a disaster by positively impacting the lives of those involved. Trained volunteer disaster teams led by Salvation Army staff are available to serve locally and nationwide. This course is designed for new disaster workers who have limited disaster experience. The course provides participants with an overview of The Salvation Armys mission and its role within disaster work. Participants will also be taught how to prepare and equip themselves for a disaster deployment. To register for the class or to view other scheduled trainings, please visit www.salarmyeds.org. For information, contact Julie Smith at 850-222-0304 or Julie_Smith@uss.salvationarmy.org or Julio_dasilva@uss.salvationarmy.org.CORE Pesticide Training The Gadsden County Extension Office will conducting a CORE Pesticide Training: Applying Pesticides Correctly from 8:15 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 26, at the Livestock Pavilion (2140 W. Jefferson St., Quincy). Current pesticide license holders will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by attending this training. 4 CORE CEUs will be requested for this training. A $5 registration fee will cover refreshments. Please pre-register by calling Paula Alday at the Gadsden County Extension Office at 850-8757255. Speakers and Program Information: Dr. Alex Bolques and Covey Washington, FAMU, Gadsden County Extension Service.Event supports involvementGadsden County residents are invited to the Celebration of L.I.F.E (Living In Full Empowerment) Community Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at James A. Shanks Middle School & Corry Field in Quincy. Event highlights include: free food and the opportunity to win prizes, free haircuts and hair braiding, games and prizes for children, free Quincy stamp collector Rutha House-Taliaferro poses with friends for a photo at her library exhibit See EVENTS / Page A8 000HNLV 000HN7G 000HOTD Vera Mae Harris Sister Feb. 10, 1943 Mar. 14, 2003 Gone But Not Forgotten Gone but not for gotten, passed on, but still alive through us, you left this world so suddenly and left the ones that love you still so completely lost and alone. Y ou left an empty space with your leaving filled only with pain, sadness and a touch of anger too. Y oure still missed everyday more than words can say if tears could build a path then wed be together once again. Eleven years today that youve been gone and its so hard to keep going on, we wish that we had just one more day but then one day more wouldve never be enough. The only comfort that we can find knows that youre still with us, youre the guardian angel that looks out for us and we know that youre in a better place, but that doesnt mean that we dont still miss you. We see your smile when were alone and hear your laugh all of a sudden, were doing our best to be strong and go on the way we know youd want us to, but its so hard without you here. Rest in peace today and always, know that youre still loved more than words can say and missed so much every day youll always live on in our hearts. ~ Love, Your Family In Loving Memory
For me, last week began and ended with funerals. On Monday, I attended the funeral of Mary Zawalich, whom Id never met, or maybe I have and I dont remember. About a month ago, she called me. She told me her name and said she was 92 and she was dying, but that it was OK, that it was a happy death. She had called to say shes been a reader of my column and that Ive been a wonderful part of her life. She called to thank me, to say she admired me, that she has loved me. Ive been thinking a lot about that. What do you do with something like that? How do you even process a stranger calling you out of the blue to say youve changed her life? So, on Monday I went to Mary Zawalichs funeral where I learned she was strong-willed and good with numbers. When the priest mentioned that, people laughed. She was a hospital volunteer and helped run a church-sponsored thrift store ministry. She was from New York and was a woman of faith. She had planned her own funeral, which was lovely. They sang one of my favorite Catholic funeral songs from Psalm 23: Shepherd me, O God, from beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life. Mary had told me hers was a happy death, one she looked forward to, one that would take her from death into life. That was Monday. On Saturday, I went to say goodbye to an old friend, Alan Woody, a local evangelist/chaplain/minister who died at age 77 from Alzheimers. My first encounter with Mr. Woody was a strange phone call at home in 1996. I say Hello and this man says, I need a tombstone. Is there something you can do to help me? Hows that for a conversation-starter? He went on to explain he had befriended a young man who died from AIDS years before, and he wanted to get a tombstone for the young mans grave. That sparked my interest and began a long friendship with him and his wife, Jo, both who loved me and encouraged me and prayed for me. Mr. Woody loved people, especially kids and teens, and wasnt afraid to love the unlovable and the hard cases most people would turn away. He was a front-line person. When the school shootings at Columbine and Paducha happened, when 9/11 and Katrina happened, he got in his truck and went to share the love of Jesus. He visited prisons and mailed thou-WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 A7 St. John AME Church is at 4445 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy. Photo by Robert Allen Womens conference plannedTrue Wisdom New Hope Ministries International Development Center Inc. hosts S. D. James Evangelistic Association Inc.s 2014 International Womens Auxiliary Conference. Beginning Thursday, March 27, and ending Sunday, March 30, participants can enjoy daily seminars, evening services, tours of historical museums and a delightful banquet. Nightly services will be at 8 on Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28. On Saturday, March 29, there will be a special banquet will include a Hat Fashion Show and will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 30, service will begin at 9 a.m. Nightly and Sunday morning services are open to all. Services will be at 1477 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee. Registration is $150, which includes conference materials, daily seminars and a banquet. For information, contact: Host Pastor Vickie Rutledge, 850-504-0730; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Pastor Lucille Y. Mason, 561-842-0729.Community clothes closet openThe Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, corner of 9th and Crawford, in Quincy, announces a free Community Clothes Closet. There are clothing items for youth and adults available free of charge. Anyone interested in receiving items should contact Mother Thelma Powell at 850-933-9405 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Everyone is welcome!St. Peter AME hosts praise serviceThe St. Peter AME Church family, Gregory W. Hodges, pastor, will host a special service at 3 p.m. March 23 at 866 Peters Road in Midway. Theme: Shifting the Atmosphere Praise Service. The public is invited to this higher praise service sponsored by Basic Truth Choir. Speaker will be Apostle Lee Lyons of Bainbridge, Ga., and the Priestly Singers. For information, call Martha KoonceWalker, 850-575-6068.Celebrating a century, a decade, a year111th Church Anniversary will start at 3 p.m. March 23 at Greater Tanner Chapel AME. The public is invited. The guest speaker is the Rev. Leroy Colston and the New Saint John AME Church Family featuring the Fellowship Mass Choir. For information, contact Mary or Dewayne Ivory at email@example.com or 850-559-1147.Union Chapel hosts Evening in WhiteThe public is invited to the annual Evening in White at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Union Chapel AME Church, 536 Union Chapel Road, Quincy, in the Sawdust Community. The Rev. Timothy Cole will be the guest preacher. New Zion AME Church Choir will be the guest choir singing songs. The New Zion AME Church Ushers will be the doorkeeper. The New Zion AME Church Praise Team and the Members will be helping lift up the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. For information call Sister Doris SmithPride, local church president, at 627-5851. The Rev. Kevin Robinson, pastor; phone 850-442-4267.Steward Temple celebrating 101 yearsSteward Temple AME Church celebrates its 101st Church Anniversary. The Rev. Louisa L. Thomas and the members of the church at 85 Woodward Road invite the public to the 101st church anniversary services. There will be a musical program at 7 p.m. March 29; all choirs, soloists and praise dancers are invited. At 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, Pastor Lamar Simmons and The Love and Faith Community Church of Tallahassee will render a service; culminating services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, with guest speaker, Bishop-Elect John Neal of Climax, Ga.; and at 4 p.m., hear guest speaker the Rev. S. Gerrad Lindsey and the Mt. Zion AME Church, Havana. Dinner will be served immediately following the 11 a.m. service. St. Hebron AME anniversary aheadSt. Hebron African Methodist Church at 1730 St. Hebron Road, Quincy, with the Rev. Charlie Worthen, pastor, invites everyone to the church anniversary program at 3 p.m. March 23. The guest speaker will be Pastor Jarvis Alls.Marcus Green to give first public sermonQuincy and Community Deliverance COGIC, 523 Pat Thomas Pkwy, Quincy, with Bishop Willie C. Green, pastor, and Elder Ronterrious Green are pleased to announce Bro. Marcus Greens initial sermon at 6 p.m. March 30. The public is invited.Time to honor special ministerAn appreciation program for Minister Allen Jones will be April 1 to 6 at Neals Temple Holiness Church, 240 Neals Temple Road, Havana. Evangelist Betty Bryant, assistant pastor. For information, call: Chairman Deacon J.B. Jones (850) 228-1323, Shika Jones (850) 405-2930 or Shane Bozman (850) 688-5230. Sponsored by the members of Neals Temple Holiness Church, along with family and friends. Special program coming to New St. John Members of New St. John P.B. Church Deacons Board are sponsoring a program at 11 a.m. March 30 at the church in Midway. The speaker will be LaKendrick Green, song services will be provided by Highway 12 Gospel Singers. For information, call Pastor McArthur Knight (850) 766-3444. Praise the Lord O death, where is thy sting? Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See GRACE / Page A14 000HL8P INVITATION TO BID THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY INVITATION TO BID GROUNDS MAINTENANCE EGHS AND WGHS ATHLETIC FIELDS BID # 1415-01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, will accept sealed bids from qualified bidders for the above referenced goods and services. Sealed bids will be received by the School Board of Gadsden County office, located at the Max D. Walker Building, 35 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Quincy, Florida until 2:00 p.m. (EST) on March 31, 2014. Bids received after that time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and read aloud at that time and that place. The envelope containing a bid must be sealed and labeled according to the directions in the bid packet. Bid packet may be obtained at the School Board of Gadsden County Maintenance Department at 805 S. Stewart Street, Quincy, Florida and can be reached at (850) 627-9888. Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty calendar days after the bid opening unless otherwise specified. The School Board of Gadsden County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities in the bids and in the bidding process. 000HL2U 000HHA8 NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS March 31, 2014 is the deadline for paying 2013 Property Taxes without a penalty and possible advertising costs. Pay in person, by mail or online at www.gadsdentaxcollector.com Payments by mail must be postmarked by March 31, 2014 W. Dale Summerford Tax Collector
any of the survey categories. Counties did not do quite as well, averaging 13 points. CONTACT INFORMATION The cities averaged 2.6 out of a possible 5 in this category, the counties 2. As with agendas and minutes, virtually every city and county posted the names of commissioners, and some manner of contact information, but many did not indicate when they must run again. Most also posted names and contact information for the manager/administrator and department heads. But only a handful of cities Daytona Beach and three in Broward County and just one county (Broward) posted financial-disclosure or conflict-of-interest forms filed by city commissioners. PUBLIC RECORDS This was another dismal category, with the average score just 7 out of a possible 16 for both cities and counties. Just 11 cities and 17 counties scored 12 or more points, while 7 cities and 6 counties scored a 0, including otherwise userfriendly sites in Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee. The latter has links to literally dozens of possible responses to the question How can I including everything from finding a park and calculating ones carbon footprint to accessing pictures of the mayor at public events. But theres not a single word of advice about how to file a public records request, nor any indication that a citizen can do so electronically. The city of Jacksonville and Columbia County had the only perfect scores. Only 20 cities websites contained a clear statement of a citizens right to obtain public records, and only 19 allowed a citizen to file a records request electronically. That means that residents in most cities and half the counties in the state must request records the old-fashioned way, by making the trip down to city hall or the county courthouse and finding someone who can help them. EASE OF USE This was one of the higher-scoring categories, with cities averaging 6.6 and the counties 6 out of a possible 10 points. Five cities (Hollywood, Marianna, Miramar, Palm Bay and Pompano Beach) racked up perfect scores, while 18 others registered an 8. Eight counties scored 10s (Brevard, Charlotte, Clay, Lafayette, Leon, Monroe, Seminole and Volusia) while 19 had 8 ratings. Virtually every site allows users to download information, although documents like budgets are usually available only as PDFs, meaning the data in them cant be conveniently crunched. Most sites are also word or phrase searchable, though some sites utilize Google applications that include advertisements in the results, or show previous years budgets or other reports in random rather than chronological order. The least-common feature, available on only 15 city and 20 county websites, was a link enabling citizens to provide feedback to their government. OTHER FEATURES There were only 11 perfect scores of 9. Most city and county sites posted building and zoning regulations critical information for residents seeking information about what changes are possible in their neighborhoods. But only 15 cities provided links that would enable property owners to check their assessments, and just 11 posted information about how a resident could appeal his or her assessment. By contrast, 47 counties had links to assessments and 31 to appeals information. Only 18 cities and just 11 counties posted links that allow citizens to check on reported crimes in their neighborhoods. Though Florida cities and counties have entered the Internet age all of the 47 cities and 65 of the 66 counties surveyed had websites most have a long way to go before their governments can be considered proactively transparent. A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM GUESTContinued from Page A5 health screenings, entertainment by local choirs and performing arts and workshops. To participate as a vendor, please contact Stacey Hannigon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-8758657 and for more information, please contact Linda Blackshear at email@example.com or 850-322-4523.Billy Dean to perform at Robert F. Munroe School benefitQuincy native and Nashville country singer/songwriter Billy Dean will perform at this years Billy and the Kids benefit for Robert F. Munroe Day School on Friday evening, April 4. The Grammy Awardwinner will be joined by local musicians George Johnson and his daughter, Crystle Johnson May, members of the RFM chorus and other special guests. Billy is a 1981 alumnus of Robert F. Munroe. Funds from the benefit will be used to enhance academics, athletics, technology and the fine arts. The concert will be in the Carolyn B. May Auditorium on the campus of Robert F. Munroe, which is at 91 Old Mount Pleasant Road in the Mount Pleasant community. The concert will be preceded by the Parents for Munroe Silent Auction and a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 and ends at 9 p.m. A social will follow at West End Grille, 1620 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, immediately following the concert. Premium seats are $100 per ticket and general seats are $50 per ticket (minimum donation). To purchase tickets, contact Dayton Jones (850-567-8502) or Rusty Edwards (850-567-9449). Family reunion plannedLooking for descendents of Will Zilliner, Maggie Tober, Will Davis and Lee Hayward Diggs for a reunion set for June 27 and 18 in River Junction. Contacts: C. Williams, 321 591-6797; R. Zilliner 863 248-9006.4H to host big eventGet in the Blitz, Turn up the Mix on March 22, when District III 4H offers workshops for youth between age 8 and 13 (as of Sept.1, 2013) to come out and explore some of the many things 4H has to offer. Workshops include team building, crafts, fun with fitness, dance, science learning and Ag. Judging. The event will be at the UF North Florida Research & Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy. Cost is $60 including lunch and workshops. Contact your 4-H office before March 7, 2014 to register. Contact the Gadsden County Extension office for more information at 875-7255.Historical society meeting in GreensboroThe West Gadsden Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Patricia Fletcher Vice Meeting Facility at the Greensboro AN RR Depot complex, 115 Duffle Ave., Greensboro. Mr. Buddy Pitts of Greensboro will share his memories as well as have a display of photographs, news articles, etc. about the spectacular Pitts Landslide that occurred April 1, 1948, on the farm of his grandfather, Mr. Bud Pitts, in the Flat Creek community. The 500-feet diameter landslide made a pit that encompassed about 5 acres along the hillside of the southern bank of Flat Creek. This is the only documented landslide in Florida. The landslide area was referred to locally as Pitts Hole. Many people have memories of the landslide and everyone will be encouraged to share their memories of the earth-shattering event. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting. Contact WGHS at firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-442-6434, or P.O. Drawer D, Greensboro, Florida, 32330 for further information.MG walk set for March 22A Myasthenia Gravis fundraiser walk will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The MG Walk generates awareness, renewed hope, and creates a community of care. Additionally, MG patients connect and share their strengths. Together, they talk about their illness, and through your help, they experience an outpouring of support and concern. Registration can also be completed online at www.mgwalk.org/TheBeaTeam. 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 570-1296; Emma Gunn, secretary 6277715; or Charlie Shaw, treasurer 6278730.Friends of the Library to host author dinnerAuthor Timothy Weeks will be the special guest at a March 20 fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Library. Photo submitted You are cordially invited to attend the annual Friends of the Library Author Dinner starting at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Sawano Club in Quincy; the event includessocial hour, dinner, talk, silent auction and book signing. We are pleased to have Panama City native, New Orleans resident and European traveler Timothy A. Weeks. He is a journalist, storyteller and creator of three children books; The Wise Mullet of Cook Bayou, Ol Middler Saves the Day and Goldies Search for Silver. Timothys mother, Jeanie, and wife, Lala, combine digital photos and paintings to illustrate the books. Make reservations by sending a check ($40 per person) to: Nesta Cumbie, 404 Live Oak Lane, Havana, FL 32333. For information, call Nesta at 539-5689.The most important meal of the day for a good causeThe Family Council of RiverChase Care Center invites the public to support the Breakfast for Champions at RiverChase Care Center from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at 1017 Strong Road, Quincy. Proceeds from the breakfast fundraiser will support Family Council Projects at RiverChase Care Center. Dine in or take out. Cost is $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased from members of the council or by calling RiverChase at 875-3711. For information, 320-5323.Shanks Class of to meetThe James A. Shanks High Class of 1979 Class Meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Quincy City Hall. 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. EVENTSContinued from Page A6 Semi-trailer donation gets food bank back in gear TALLAHASSEE Big Bends regional food bank, which supplies food to 120 local, non-profit organizations in 11 Florida counties, has a new tool in the battle against hunger thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation, the 501(c)(3) organization of Winn-Dixie stores. Americas Second Harvest of the Big Bend hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently to celebrate the addition of its first 36-foot, refrigerated semi-trailer. The essential fleet addition will quadruple the capacity to serve the hungry throughout the Big Bend region. Winn-Dixie took things a step further and loaded the trailer with approximately 1,000 pounds of food to help restock the food banks warehouse and serve neighbors in need. The generosity of Winn-Dixie in providing us with our first semi-trailer enables us to distribute larger amounts of food to mobile feeding sites, travel greater distances and operate in a greater capacity during disaster relief efforts, said Second Harvest Chief Operating Officer Richard English. This community donation serves the hungry all over the Big Bend region, helping to fight hunger and feed hope. Nearly 115,000 people live in poverty in the region Second Harvest serves, including 29,400 children. The demands of the food bank have increased 116 percent in the past five years. In 2013, Second Harvest distributed 6.7 million pounds of food in 11 Big Bend counties including Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Calhoun, Franklin and Gulf counties. This year, Second Harvest expects to distribute 7 million pounds of food equivalent to 5.8 million meals. Winn-Dixie is in the food business. Its only natural that were eager to partner with Second Harvest to address what, to many, is an invisible problem, said Winn-Dixie District Director Drew Elkins. When we learned about Second Harvests needs, we knew what had to be done in the shortand long-term. The food donated today by Winn-Dixie is being put to immediate use through Second Harvests Back Pack Program and Senior Grocery Program. The specially-wrapped trailer will act as a rolling billboard to educate the public about the regions hunger problem while transporting food to senior centers, soup kitchens, youth and adult daycare facilities, homeless shelters, church food pantries and feeding programs for school children. A worker loads food onto a semi-trailer. 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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 A9 In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. In one poll by Office Team, 45 percent of senior executives said their firms would be more productive if they banned all meetings at least one day a week! The problem that often occurs beyond the obvious, like lacking a clear agenda is the underlying current of competition that each person brings to the table, says Berny Dohrmann, chairman and founder of CEO Space International, and author of Redemption: The Cooperation Revolution, (www.ceospaceinternational.com). Competition pulls people apart; cooperation brings them together. Signs that competition is causing unproductive meetings include one or two people dominating the floor; individuals touting their achievements; people consistently failing to contribute their ideas because they fear being criticized or ridiculed. The drive to compete is so ingrained in most of us, we often dont recognize it, Dohrmann says. We get it culturally. We learn it in school. Its often reinforced within our own families as were growing up. We have to be aware of that and identify the culture we want, and then set about creating it beginning with our meetings. Cooperative meetings yield far better results, he says. People working together toward a goal are more efficient, more productive, and even happier. The group pulling together toward the same goal will achieve that goal far more quickly than individuals each pulling in opposite directions, Dohrmann says. How can you turn competition into cooperation and wasted meetings into fruitful gatherings? He offers these suggestions:Begin instituting culture change by rewarding cooperative behavior. When someone makes a suggestion that can help another individual or department, publicly acknowledge and praise that teamwork. Encourage inter-departmental interest, empathy and even personal bonds by allowing employees from one area to shadow employees from another. Remind everyone that when one department succeeds, everyone succeeds. Look for managers and employees who tend to be naturally cooperative and enlist them as mentors and leaders to encourage and spread the new culture.Identify and curb competitive behavior in meetings. Avoid discouraging the behavior with tactics that rely on public criticism, scorn or ridicule. Rather, set egalitarian standards, such as time limits for each person to speak, and stick to them. When someone strays off topic, discern whether he or she is sharing a potentially valuable idea or seeking a personal competitive advantage (i.e. by laying blame, self-promoting, etc.) before steering him back on topic.Participation is essential to cooperation. Require everyone to participate in meetings. Circulate the agenda in advance with the stated expectation that each attendee will come to the table prepared to address at least one item even if its not an item within their area of responsibility. Participation is a key component of a cooperative work group and making it the norm is often as simple as getting everyone into the habit. Berny Dohrmann is chairman and founder of CEO Space International, one of the largest support organizations for business owners. As the inventor of Super Teaching, a Title I technology that accelerates retention for public schools, he is frequently a guest speaker to various nations, VIP conferences and television programs. As a member of the Dohrmann family, which operated the largest global resort-outfitting firm as Dohrmann Hotel Supply for several generations, he grew up with several business mentors, including Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Walt Disney, Warner Earnhardt, Bucky Fuller, Dr. Edward Deming and Jack Kennedy. He has learned from both success and adversity: Indicted for criminal contempt for a $86,000 junk bond from an investment banking firm he had sold, he fought the charge in court, but lost in 1995 and went to prison for 18 months. He has since made a documentary about the experience. Keep it moving Distributing meetings agendas well in advance and rewarding cooperative behavior are two ways to make inter-office meetings more productive. A new book offers more advice. CEO shares tips for encouraging productive collaboration Homemade wine the easy way CHRIS COLBYGRIT magazineYour peach trees are sagging from the weight of their fruit, but your pantry still has several jars of canned peaches from last years harvest. What can you do when your fruit trees or bushes or vines yield more than you plan to eat fresh, preserve, or sell at market? Thats easy: Just make fruit wine. Wines made from fruit other than grapes are frequently called country wines. To understand how to make country wine, it pays to first understand why most commercial wines are made from grapes. Grape wines are made by crushing grapes and adding yeast to the juice (or, in the case of red wines, the juice and grape skins). The yeast converts the sugar in the juice into alcohol and carbon dioxide through a process called fermentation. Grapes are well suited to this because quality wine grapes contain everything needed to make wine. Good grapes contain enough sugar that creates a preservative level of alcohol when the wine ferments. They also have sufficient acid to balance the sweetness of the wine. Additionally, ideal wine grapes supply just enough tannin to add a bit of astringency a slight puckering feel in the mouth which adds to the enjoyment of the beverage. This characteristic is called structure, and many wines (especially reds) are aged in oak barrels to add more tannin structure. The problem with making wine from fruit other than grapes is that most fruits do not have the correct ratio of sugar, acid and tannin to make great wine. The straightforward solution to this is to simply add whatever is lacking of those three to the unfermented juice prior to fermentation. Nothing in the winemaking process can turn bad fruit into good wine, or even average fruit into good wine. Great wine comes from great fruit, so dont use country wines as a way to dispose of inedible fruit and expect good results. Ingredients Fruit The amount of fruit per gallon in a country wine varies with the intensity of the fruit and the strength of flavor desired in the finished wine. If you want to stretch the amount of fresh fruit you have, you can supplement it with canned fruit pure. Many home winemaking shops sell large cans of pured fruit for winemaking. Sugar Sugar is included in most country wine recipes to supplement the sugars found in the fruit. For most country wines, adding enough sugar so that the wine ferments from 9 to 10 percent alcohol by volume is a good choice. At lower alcohol levels, the wine will age too quickly; at higher levels, the wine can end up tasting unpleasantly alcoholic sometimes called hot by winemakers. Sucrose (table sugar) is cheap and plentiful, doesnt add any flavor to the wine, and is by far the most common sugar used by home winemakers. However, you can also use honey or other sugars in country wines. Acid Whereas most fruits contain less sugar than grapes, many fruits are more acidic. In Whole fruit is placed inside a mesh bag a the first step of home winemaking. This allows for removal of the fruit residue after the initial fermentation. Photo by Claudia Wizner See WINE / Page A19
A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURES With fresh inspiration from the seasons juiciest, most delicious fruits, you can create jams, jellies and other spreads with ease right from your own kitchen. For many, the thought of turning their favorite fruits into sweet and scrumptious jams and jellies may sound like countless hours in a hot, stuffy kitchen. But creating your own, homemade fruit spreads can be quite simple with the right ingredients and tips. Any cook can create delightful jams and jellies, regardless of their canning abilities, said Shirley Camp, M.S., registered dietitian, licensed dietitian nutritionist and retired University of Illinois Extension master canner and educator. There are so many great products, such as Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin, which allow you to whip up homemade spreads, without cooking, saving time without a messy kitchen. 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Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Twist lid bands so not loose but not too tight. Process for 10 minutes in boil ing water bath canner.Fast Fruity Freezer JamYield: 5 half pints 1 1/2 cups sugar or Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (Granular) 1 package Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin 4 cups crushed fruit, fresh or frozen Combine sugar or Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (Granular) and pectin in bowl. Blend well. Stir in crushed fruit. Stir for three minutes. Ladle mixture into clean jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Twist lid bands so not loose but not too tight. Let stand for 30 minutes to thicken. 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Process for 10 minutes in boil ing water bath canner.Serrano Cherry JamYield: 8 pints 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup Serrano peppers, seeded and minced 16 cups cherries, fresh or frozen and thawed 4 cups sugar 4 cups water 1 packageMrs.WagesFruitPectinHomeJell In large pot on high heat, pour olive oil in and bring to almost smoke point. Add peppers and blister. Add cherries and sugar, reduce heat, then pour in water. Bring to a simmer to dissolve sugar. Add pectin and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam that forms on top of jam. Ladle mixture into 16-ounce containers or freezer safe zipper bags. For the best results for your canning creations, follow these four simple tips for canning success: 1.Pick em right.When picking berries, keep in mind these fruits have high water content and are very fragile. So, use smaller containers when picking them so the berries do not get crushed under their own weight. 2.Rinse, dont soak.Due to their fragile nature, the berries should be lightly rinsed to remove surface dirt. Do not allow them to sit in water for very long because they tend to take on more water and will become mushy.3.Firm and ripeWhen selecting berries for jellied products, ripe berries are best, but not overripe ones. Choose those that have good flavor and are still firm to the touch. For strawberries, look for the smaller, juicier berries instead of larger types that are available today. Fresh,flavorfulcanningrecipes4.Mix flavors.While many people prefer their jams to be one flavor, mixing two or more different types of berries together produces great jams with good flavor. Try a mix consisting of blackberry and red raspberry, or strawberry with red raspberry. Another great com bi nation includes pureed berries and peaches mixed together to make jam. Red raspberry peach jam is always a huge hit. Four canning tips for great jams and jellies For canning or preservation questions, call the Mrs. Wages Customer Care Center at 1-800-647-8170, MondayFriday 8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. CST. For additional canning recipes and how-to information, visit www.mrswages.com
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 A11 Scholarship gift for FSU med school honors Dr. Pat RON HARTUNG The sons of beloved pediatrician Pat Woodward are reaching deep into their pockets to help ensure that Gadsden County has the physicians it needs in the future. Pat Jr., Fred, Daniel and Edward Woodward with the permission of their publicity-shy father, Dr. Pat, and their mother, Mary Jane have established the Pat M. Woodward, M.D. Legacy Scholarship Endowment at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Their donation will provide scholarship support for deserving thirdand fourth-year students committed to practicing pediatrics or family medicine in underserved Gadsden and other rural North Florida communities. It also will provide scholarship support for Gadsden highschool students who are considering medical careers and have been selected to attend the College of Medicines Summer Institute. Dr. Woodward was greatly moved by his sons proposal, as outlined in a letter from Fred that Mary Jane read aloud to him. I heard the words with a mixture of appreciation, awe and a degree of timidity, he wrote in reply. Please accept our gratitude. On Feb. 28, when the Woodward sons signed the gift agreement at the College of Medicine, Fred explained, We wanted to do something to honor Dad while he could enjoy it. We can get at least a partial scholarship by next fall. His brother Daniel said they wanted to repay the generosity their parents have always shown them. Its a generosity weve seen them extend to people they know and love in their own community, but they extend it far beyond that as well, to people who are in need, people who just need a friend or a kind word, Daniel said. Its been very meaningful in our lives. They know how important they are to us, but this was an opportunity to do something very tangible. The College of Medicines mission to provide compassionate physicians for all Floridians, including those in rural areas, mirrors Woodwards philosophy. He retired in 2001, the year the College of Medicines first students arrived. Nevertheless, he has strong connections with the medical school principally in his relationship with Senior Associate Dean Alma Littles. He was her pediatrician when she was growing up in Quincy, her role model in his approach to medical care, her mentor when she was a medical resident and, later, her partner in medical practice. Even though Dr. Woodward is not on our faculty, he embodies everything we attempt to teach our students, Littles said. His knowledge, skill, gentleness and compassion are the key inI Have a Dream The Florida Parole Commission held its annual Black History Program on February 27, 2014. The participants listened to Dr. Martin Luther King Speech I Have a Dream during a luncheon. Mrs. Linda Jones was the guest speaker. Mrs. Jones spoke on The Negro Motorist Green Book. The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guidebook for African-American drivers, which was commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. The book was similar to the AAA travel guide. The book rated black-friendly business such as hotels, garages, night clubs, service stations, barber shops, beauty parlors and much more. The book was published in the United States from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era, when discrimination against non-whites was widespread. The author of the book was Victor Green. Many blacks took to driving, often to avoid segregation on public transportation. Many purchased an automobile as soon as possible in order to be free of discomfort, discrimination, segregation and insult. Mary Lynne Petroski, Administrative Analyst/Chairs Office sent out a thank you letter that read, I heard several excellent comments that this was the best program we have ever had. She also agreed. The team put so much time and effort into developing a very thoughtful and interesting program and their efforts were greatly appreciated. Mrs. Jones was great and she spoke to everyone. The photo shows Bernard R. Cohen Sr., Commissioner/Vice Chair; Tena M. Pate, Commissioner/Chair; Linda Jones, Guest Speaker; Melinda N. Coonrod, Commissioner/Secretary; and Shane Bozman, Operations Analyst II-Office of the Commission Clerk. Photo submitted Dr. Pat Woodward and his wife, Mary Jane, pose, center, with others for a group photo. Woodward, a retired Gadsden County pediatrician, now has an FSU scholarship, the Pat M. Woodward, M.D. Legacy Scholarship Endowment, in his honor. Photo submitted See DR. PAT/ Page A14 000HNQ7
Gadsden County Community-based Vocational Educational Program is proud to present DaKelvis L. Gee. Hes the son of Cynthia and Leroy Gee. DaKelvis is currently a senior at West Gadsden High School. He also attends Gadsden Technical Institute; he is in training to become a barber. He is gaining valuable work experience with the owner of The Barber Shop in Chattahoochee, Mr. Rufus Wolfe. Mrs. Mary Brock, an Employment Specialist for Gadsden County Schools, continuously monitors his progress while he continues to improve his skills. DaKelvis has faced many challenges, but has chosen to remain focused. His motto: It doesnt make you weak because you struggled; it makes you strong because you survived. DaKelvis is always smiling and happy, and he makes sure everyone around him laughs and has fun, too. His encouragement to other students is to make good choices, stay focused and stick with your goals. A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM St. John Elementary School celebrated Black History Month with an array of activities. Black History Month activities are designed to recognize the rich contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans. In honor of the month, the day began every morning with a Black History Trivial Question read by a student in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade during the morning announcements. Prizes were given to the first class with the correct answer to the trivial question. A Black History Month Door Decoration Contest was held. Each classroom door was decorated centered around the theme Celebrating Black History Embracing the Past and Building the Future. The first-place winner for the primary grades was Mrs. Janice Monroes second-grade class. The first-place winner for the intermediate grades was Mrs. Georgette McNelsons third-grade class. To enhance the celebration, a delicious soul food luncheon was served to the faculty and staff during their lunch break. On February 28, a Black History Program was presented, including poetry, SJES Dance Troup, grade level presentations and African artifacts displayed. To conclude the schools Black History Month celebration, there was a special performance by the African Caribbean Dance Theatre Inc. from Tallahassee. The show mesmerized the audience with its festive costumes, dynamic performance of rhythmic dances and the powerful beats of the drummers. Faculty, staff and parents were selected from the audience to dance with the group on stage. That was a treat and delight for the students to see. The committee members were Mrs. Cynthia Hagins, chairperson; Mrs Deloris Fields; Mrs. Shirley Gibson; Mrs. Carolyn Green; Mr. Charles Green; Ms. Gekettia Harris; Mrs. Cynthia Kenon; Mrs. LaTonya Rollinson; and Mrs. Debra Lewis-Safford. SJES celebrates black history month Members of African Caribbean Dance Theatre Inc. pose for a performance during their recent visit to St. John Elementary School. African Caribbean Dance Theatre Inc. performers take the stage. Photos submitted A cut above West Gadsden High School student DaKelvis Gee poses for a photo with Rufus Wolfe. Photo submitted Thursday, March 6, was a very exciting educational experience for students at Tallavana Christian School. Members of the Junior and Senior classes were part of a statewide lobbying effort for the support of educational vouchers for students attending private schools. Most of the schools attending were representing various religious institutions. Students were given an opportunity to network with other students from throughout the state. Highlighting the event for Tallavana was the fact that the lone student chosen to speak on behalf of students statewide was their own Mikeya Brown, a sophomore student from Havana. 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There is such a thing as a happy death, as Mary Zawalich called hers. Not that the death and dying part is happy, but whats on the other side for those who belong to God. Jesus told his friends that in his Fathers house there are many dwelling places. If that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? he said. He prefaced that by saying, Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me (John 14:1-2). I dont know if Mary Zawalich or Mr. Woody let their hearts be troubled, but I do know they believed in God and also in his Son. For Christians, that is our great hope, that the thought of death is not troubling but one of promise. Well done, Mary Zawalich and Mr. Woody. When you see Jesus, tell him I said hi. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. GRACEContinued from Page A7 gredients of patientcentered care. His patients loved him. Those of us who learned from him and future Gadsden physicians who get a boost from this endowment can only try to measure up to his example. Fred Woodward said he came up with the endowment idea three or four years ago, but it wasnt until his dads 77th birthday last October that he went into action. The planning involved a flurry of emails among the farflung brothers, who live in Tampa, Raleigh, Annapolis and Providence but still think of Quincy as home. Perhaps the most important email, though, was one he sent to Littles. I wasnt really sure where to start, he said. I didnt really know Alma personally, but I knew she had worked with Dad. So I looked her up on the web and found her email address. He said the reply he got was quick and enthusiastic. On the day the sons signed the gift agreement, Littles sat beside their father and reminisced. Example: As residents at the Family Medicine Program at TMH, each of us spent two months during our third year of residency in Quincy with Dr. Woodward. He actually had an apartment behind the office where we stayed. It was one of the best learning experiences we had. I told everybody at the time, You wouldnt think it would be so different, being just 22 miles from Tallahassee, but pediatrics in Quincy is not the same as pediatrics in Tallahassee. So you really did get to learn a lot more. This endowment could change the lives of certain Gadsden students who dont even know yet that they want to become doctors. Theres a story behind every gift that people give to the College of Medicine, and we love them all, Dean John Fogarty said. Certainly the story behind the Woodward gift is among the most heartwarming. The way these sons appreciate their parents legacy in Quincy, and the way theyre recognizing that legacy with a gift that will enrich the community for generations thats simply remarkable. The Summer Institute is part of the SSTRIDE pipeline program through which the college cultivates future medical students and health-care professionals for underserved communities in Gadsden County and elsewhere in Florida. The acronym stands for Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity and Excellence. To honor Dr. Pat through a gift to build the endowment, mail a check payable to the FSU Foundation to Pam Wilson, FSU College of Medicine, 1115 W. Call St., Tallahassee, FL 32306. On the memo line of the check, please write Woodward F07896. DR. PATContinued from Page A11 000HOF0 FOR MORE INFORMATION IN GADSDEN COUNTY, CALL: JOY DIXON @ 850-386-2065, EXT. 1146. situation. I have reason to believe well make whatever adjustment needs to be made, based on our history, he said. Weve done some magnificent things over the years. James didnt question the merit of the new test in particular. However, he questioned the effectiveness of instituting new systems too frequently, noting the difficulties these changes cause both students and teachers. For example, the superintendent said the districts teachers will need additional in-service days to begin learning about the new standards and how to approach them. Its a moving target, said James. They just keep moving the bar. Theyre forever changing it. Thats frustrating. According to James, the students taking the FCAT this year also face an extra challenge: working toward success on one type of test when required to begin working toward success on a different type of test. We dont make the rules of the game, said James. We just have to play. FCATContinued from Page A1 ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter Six bands are scheduled to perform back-to-back, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Quincy Moose Lodge for the chapters third annual Battle of the Bands. The groups performing include Creatures of Habit, Half Mile South, Lost Cause, Lunar Urge, James said a new test will mean more teacher training. Bands to battle at Quincy Moose Lunar Urge, pictured here, is one of the bands slated to perform March 29 in the Battle of the Bands hosted by Quincy Moose Lodge. Photo submitted See BANDS/ Page A22
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 A15 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesPreparefortheunexpectedWhether you are raising a family, moving to a larger home, or planning for college tuition payments and retirement, life insurance is an impor tant consideration for protecting your family and assets. LIMRA, a life insurance industry research organization, reported in 2011 that one in three U.S. households has no life insurance at all. For those that do, life insurance holders only own enough on average to replace house hold income for 3 1/2 years, while the recommended industry rule of thumb is around seven to 10 years. Life Insurance is absolutely critical for families who want to secure their financial futures, said Cynthia Tidwell, CEO and president of Royal Neighbors of America, one of Americas first women-led life insurers. At every stage of your life, consider who depends on you and what expenses will need to be met to protect the ones you love. Women in particular undervalue their worth in a household and also need coverage. TypesofLifeInsurance Life insurance is an important part of financial planning, helping those you leave behind in the event of an untimely death. Life insurance can help pay off mortgages, loans, and college tuition or ensure your family can maintain their quality of life. The types vary and it is recom mended that you speak with an insurance profes sional to ensure you have the right coverage for your life stage.Term insurance provides coverage at a fixed premium amount for a specific period of time. It is often the first and most afford able choice families make to protect assets, like a home, for 10, 20 or 30 years. Term insurance may be right if you are just get ting started and your budget is tight; you want to secure your home by choosing a term period to protect mortgage payments; or you want to protect those who depend on you until they can provide for themselves.Wholelifeinsurance ispermanentinsurance. It provides lifelong coverage for your entire life, at fixed payments that are level, predict able, and do not increase. If you make pay ments on time, your coverage cannot be cancelled, even if your health changes. This type of policy can also accumulate cash value that is available in the form of a loan for expenses such as college costs, a wedding or other unplanned needs.Universal life insurance adds flexibility to the benefits of permanent life insurance. Universal life (UL) products can provide financial protection with permanent life insur ance, but offer flexible options. You can often tailor your premium payments, or build cash value for other financial goals such as college or retirement or change the death benefit.FAMILY FEATURES Life is a series of milestones, and at each stage the financial protection of assets, dreams, and goals is impor tant. However, many American families are at risk of not being able to pay a mortgage, or childcare expenses, or save for college or retire ment if something were to happen to a familys primary income earner.ProtectionforeveryfamilyAccording to a 2013 Pew study, women are the sole or primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of U.S. households. LIMRA also recently reported womens life insurance coverage is only 69 percent of the average coverage on men. Whether they work in or outside the home, we challenge women to value their worth and get life insurance coverage so they can protect their familys finances if something were to happen, Tidwell added.Fourwayslifeinsuranceprotectsfamilies1.Pays your debts. If something happens to you, life insurance can help pay off debts such as a mortgage, credit cards, auto, or other loans. Consider life insurance as part of your financial plan. 2.Covers daily living expenses. Dont forget daycare, tuition, grocery, and energy bills. According to LIMRA, in 2011 nearly two-thirds of financial decision-makers admit they would have trouble paying everyday bills within a few months of a spouse dying prematurely. 3.Helps save for the unexpected (and expected). Many different life insurance policies have cash savings options to help pay for expenses such as college tuition, weddings, or starting up a business. Look for permanent or whole life policies with cash value accumulation options. 4.Pays for funeral expenses. No one likes to leave a family with expensive funeral costs. 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A16THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Find these hidden items in the big picture. Riddle Q: What did one wall say to the other wall? A: Meet you at the corner Not everyone is French-Canadian As most people that know Canadian history can tell you, the French were the first people from Europe to come to Canada. Because of this, many people in Canada today have a French heritage. However, not everyone likes to be called French-Canadian. In Quebec, for example, they do not consider themselves to be FrenchCanadian and like to be called qubcois which is French for people of Quebec. Other areas have similar groups, including the Franco-Albertans (French-Canadians from Alberta) and Franco-Ontarians. New people that come over from France or French-speaking countries are often called FrancoCanadians to show that they are new to Canada. All of the French-Canadian groups, though, have a common history in Canadas founding. The French came over the Atlantic in hopes of claiming new land. They found their new land in Canada, Louisiana and the Mississippi River valley. In what was to become Canada, they found many animals that they could trap for food and clothing, and worked together with many tribes of Native Americans to learn how to make the most of each animal. In the Seven Years War (or the French and Indian War), the Indians and the French allied against the British to try to defend the land. The French lost the war, and Canada became part of the British empire. Ever since then, the French-Canadian people have been trying to keep their heritage alive in Canada. In some places like Quebec, signs are posted in French and the residents speak both English and French. The French-Canadians are proud to declare their heritage. HIDDEN PICTURE In France, one of the most popular sports is cycling You can set up your own race like the Tour de France the biggest cycling race of the year, with your parents help. Together, create a safe route around the neighborhood on sidewalks and driveways. Make sure you wear all your safety equipment like a helmet, pads and reflectors and as you race down the course, be careful of other people. When racing, you can have your parents time you or test to see how well you avoid things in your way. Try different types of races like slowest time, fastest time and there and back. Most importantly, have fun! Where in the World? French-Canadians are originally from France in western Europe. Now they live mainly in Quebec but can be found across Canada. CANADA COLOR THE PICTURE The red fox is a small animal in the dog family. The most famous French fox is Reynard, a smart fox that plays tricks on other animals. Reynard has been in French stories for over 800 years.
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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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4012-0327 GCT (Cert# 620 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Felicia Hinson, 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: 620 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2010 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : DB XX P 510-BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4, RUN S 1045 FT., W. 209 FT. N. 1045 FT., E 209 FT. TO THE POB. BEGIN IN SECT 1-3N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2013N4W0000004210100 Name in which assessed: The Estate of Wash Hinson C/O Theodore Hinson 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4013-0327 GCT (Cert# 737 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 737 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : 4014-0327 GCT (Cert# 750 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 750 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 81 P 542 BEGIN AT A POINT 1322.5 FT S. 881.5 FT. E. OF NWC OF SW 1/4 RUN N. 100 FT., E. 75 FT. S. 100 FT. W. 75 FT. TO P.O.B. IN SECTION 32-3N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2323N4W0000003240400 Name in which assessed: Heirs of Robert Owens; Gloria J Sanders, Patricia Ann Weaver, Right Thomas Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4015-0327 GCT (Cert# 769 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 769 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 622 P 1960; OR 593 P 0812; OR 586 P 379; OR 549 P 1772; OR 554 P 289; OR 490 P 1306; OR 175 P 112 LOT 3, BLOCK 64, GRETNA. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2323N4W0430000640030 Name in which assessed: John Earl Francis & Lelia R Francis 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4016-0327 GCT (Cert# 1281 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1281 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 463 P 154 COMM AT SWC OF BLK 8, LOT 5 OF SANTA CLARA SUBD. THENCE N 45 DEG 47 MIN 47 SEC W ALONG THE W/LY BNDRY OF LOTS 5 AND 4 149.76 FT, S 44 DEG 22 MIN 53 SEC W 103.88 FT, S 45 DEG 54 MIN 23 SEC E 150.05 FT, N 44 DEG 16 MIN 00 SEC ALONG THE R/WAY OF LOWE STREET, 103.57 FT TO POB.OR 312 P 302; OR 316 P 222. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3072N3W0700000080042 COMM AT THE SEC OF SECTION 30 T3N, R4W AND RUN N 88 DEG 33 MIN W 440.52 FT, RUN N 25 DEG 00 MIN W 1131.17 FT, RUN S 64 DEG 45 MIN W 377.18 FT TO POB. RUN THENCE N 01 DEG 45 MIN E 97.80 FT, RUN N 73 DEG 30 MIN W 139.50 FT, RUN S 13 DEG 15 MIN E 184.03 FT, RUN N 64 DEG 45 MIN E 97.82 FT TO THE POB. OR 366 P 1059 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2303N4W0000004420700 Name in which assessed: Charles Grimes & Shirley Grimes 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Todays New Ads GREENWOOD TERRACE APARTMENTSNow Accepting Applications Income Based Rent 200 Greenwood Circle Quincy, FL32351 850-627-8010 TDD Hearing Impaired Number: # 711 years of age or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age, with or without children. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. 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Winemaking shops typically sell tartaric acid, malic acid and citric acid, as well an acid blend. The acid blend is a mix of tartaric, malic and citric acid in the proportions they are found in grapes. This is the go-to acid for most home winemakers. The acids are sold as white crystals and keep indefinitely. In the past, some home winemakers used lemon or orange juice to supply their acid. Tannin Grape tannin is sold as fine tan powder and can be used to add structure to a country wine. In the past, some home winemakers used iced tea as a substitute for grape tannin. Grape juice Grapes have everything needed to make wine, so many country winemakers add grape juice to their country wine musts to supply some of the sugar, acid and tannins needed. Grape juice also rounds out the flavor profile, making the country wine more reminiscent of a grape wine. The frozen grape juice concentrates, such as Welchs, work well for this. Generally, one can of concentrate per gallon (3.8 L) is used. White grape juice, made from Niagara grapes, works well for most country wines. For darker and more intensely flavored fruits, red grape juice (from Concord grapes) can be used. Too much of either of these juices can lend a foxy character to the wine. Yeast The yeasts that work best with country wines are generally white-wine yeasts. Champagne yeast is a good allaround choice, especially for light-colored country wines. For darker fruits, Montrachet yeast (a red-wine yeast) may work well. Two other favorites for country wines are Lalvin EC-1118 and Lalvin ICV D-47. Each package of yeast contains enough to make up to 5 gallons (19 L) of wine. Check the date on the package, though, as dried yeast expires after a few years. Some older country wine recipes call for bread yeast, but you are far better off using wine yeast to ferment your country wines. Additives Campden tablets Campden tablets contain either sodium or potassium metabisulfite, a chemical that, when used properly, suppresses the growth of unwanted, winespoiling bacteria or fungi in your wine. It also serves as an antioxidant, preserving the fresh fruit flavors and keeping the wine from oxidizing and turning brown prematurely. Pectinase Some fruits are high in pectin, and pectin can lead to hazy wine. The enzyme pectinase (sometimes called pectic enzyme) can be added to highpectin fruit musts to degrade the pectin into simple sugars. It is usually added at a rate of 1/2 teaspoon per gallon. Yeast nutrients Yeast nutrients help ensure the health of the yeast. Two kinds of yeast nutrients are popular, diammonium phosphate (DAP) and socalled complete yeast nutrients. DAP is simply a source of nitrogen for the yeast, while complete nutrients (including Go-Ferm and Fermaid K) also supply key vitamins and minerals to the yeast. Potassium sorbate If youd like a sweet wine, the best way to accomplish this is to let the wine initially ferment to dryness, and then back sweeten it. Potassium sorbate added at 1/2 teaspoon per gallon after the wine has been fermented and dropped mostly clear can be added along with sugar to keep the yeast from fermenting it. The biggest keys to success when making country wine are to use fully ripe, quality fruit and to keep your winemaking equipment clean and sanitized. If you do this, you will be rewarded with tasty, refreshing wine. 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 2013 by Ogden Publications Inc. WINEContinued from Page A9 possibility. It has to be every day until the end of the month. You have to show some initiative. You have to make some noise. Holt said citizens cannot accept this change complacently. When I was teaching school, they called that professionalism, she said. I called it ignorance. Richard Davis, legal counsel for the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office, remained busy, slipping in and out of the hall to make and take phone calls as the collective conversation progressed. His work paid off. Before the end of the discussion, he had scheduled a meeting with Brad Lindsey, regional director of Social Security. Holt said the warning of the impending closure had not been forthcoming. Some residents objected to this news. If the people in high places had any respect for black people, they would have let us know, said Robert Williams of Havana. It doesnt matter how you dress it up. It boils down to race. Ive been here for 80 years, and Ive seen the little chunk of change that comes our way while other neighborhoods of other races are leveled-up. Another person suggested scheduling different days for different Gadsden County municipalities to protest, ensuring a schedule of constant political pressure without overburdening any group of citizens. A publicized March 11 letter addressed to Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson reads in part: I am concerned that the agencys response to less funding has focused first on closing offices, shortening office hours, and ending certain services. U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland shares Nelsons concern. The congressmans deputy chief of staff Matthew McCullough told a Timesreporter, Representative Southerland was extremely disappointed to learn that the administration had chosen to close the doors on Quincys Social Security Administration office. Weve been in contact with SSA, and urged them to explore other options that will keep these vital services in place in Gadsden County, readily accessible to the people who need it most. A press release issued later by Southerlands office said the congressman sent a letter March 18 to Colvin. This closure could have a devastating impact on the well being of local seniors and disabled residents who will no longer have ready access to the indispensable services of the SSA, Southerland wrote. Before the assembly parted, Hinson and Holt collected a list of names and numbers so plans and developments could quickly spread. The commissioners and community are already organizing the next meeting. SSAContinued from Page A1 the city to do anything, McLean said. Gay then revealed he had spoken with a representative from Level 3 who said the city is required to run 23 miles of fiber optic cable to retrieve the citys potential gigabyte of Internet bandwidth. McLean explained again this is only required infrastructure if Quincy elects to act on the agreement. That master service plan was contingent upon whether the city decided to build, said McLean. It did not require us to do it. It did not compel us to do it. And, indeed, if we never did it, we would never benefit from that contract. Commissioner Derrick Elias asked Mclean under what authority he had signed these contracts. McLean said he had authority to sign any contract that did not exceed $10,000 and the Level 3 contracts cost nothing, unless commissioners decided to take the next step. Nothing was spent, said McLean. I tried to preserve for the community an opportunity to try to save money on one hand and make money on the other hand. QUINCYContinued from Page A3 ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter The front doors were closed but that couldnt keep the sound of singing voices from bursting through and floating down Washington Street. The annual Praise Cancer Out Musical was March 15 at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Quincy. The event, combining praise with a line-up of performers, was designed to generate contributions to the Gadsden Relay for Life effort. Any little bit helps, said Pastor Ron Green, Gadsden Relay for Life entertainment chairman. Green led the praise and worship portion of the program. He also sought and booked the performers. Green searched for a variety of entertainment, included solo and group praise dances as well as solo and group musical performances. Each act performed one or two numbers. Green said each year he plans to host the show in a different venue. Our goal is to spread the music throughout the county, said Green. Scheduled groups included The Walker Sisters; Ronnie Fields, Jr.; Second Elizabeth Young Adult Choir; the Quincy Spirituals; Hwy. 12 Gospel Singers; St. Matthews Praisers; Open Door Songs of praise part of Gadsdens Relay effort See PRAISE / Page A22
A20THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, MARCH20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4047-0320 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law. pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL. Dated at Quincy, FL, this 14 day of March, 2014. /s/ Michael Francis Owner Published March 20, 2014. engage in business under the fictitious name of: M Franz Enterprises, Inc. located at 146 Selman Rd., Quincy, FL 32351, in the County of Gadsden, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of 4043-0320 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE Pursuant to Ch. 373., F.S., the Northwest Florida Water Management District gives notice of receipt of an application (2355), submitted by Adam Gressa, Capital City Trust Company, Peacock Estate, 304 East Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 for repair of earth embankment and spillway located in S35/T3N/R4W, Gadsden Co. For more information, comments or objections, please write to the Bureau of Management and Storage of Surface Waters, NWFWMD, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd. MS LS225, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Any objections or comments must be filed with the District by 5:00 p.m., April 7, 2014 Published in Gadsden County Times, March 20, 2014. 4039-0320 GCT vs. Davis, James 13-000781-CA-A Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-000781-CA-A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. JAMES DAVIS, ROSALYN DAVIS A/K/A ROSALYN B. DAVIS A/K/A ROSOLYN DAVIS; 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 27 day of March, 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: BEGIN AT A POINT ON THE WEST SIDE OF A GRADED ROAD, SAID POINT BEING 48.0 FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSIDP 3 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE FROM SAID POINT RUN WEST 423.0 FEET; THENCE RUN-NORTH 103.0 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 417.75 FEET; THENCE RUNS 02 DEQ. 55 EAST 103.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING 1.0 ACRE MORE OR LESS pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. 4040-0320 GCT vs. Ward, Tessa B. 20-2012-CA-000899 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 20-2012-CA-000899 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. TESSA B. WARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TESSA B. WARD; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ESCAMBIA COUNTY HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY; ORIONS POINT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 12, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LOT 9, BLOCK E, ORIONS POINT, PHASE 2, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 145, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the courthouse square, on the South side, facing US HWY 90, at the Gadsden County Courthouse located at 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, on April 15, 2014 beginning at 11:00 A.M. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated on this 16 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 PHONE 727-536-4911 FAX 727-539-1094 IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY WHICH REQUIRES ANY ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK AT (850) 875-8601 OR WRITE TO HIM AT P.O. BOX 1649, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32353 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771 March 13 & 20, 2014. 665120406 4041-0320 GCT vs. Carter, Tawanna L. 20-2012-CA-000967 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20-2012-CA-000967 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, v. TAWANNA L. CARTER A/K/A TAWANA CARTER A/K/A TAWANA LASHAWN CARTER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned, NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, will on the 15 day of April, 2014 at 11 oclock A.M. EST, at the Gadsden County Courthouse South Door located at 10 E. Jefferson Street, Gadsden County, in Quincy, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, F.S., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK E, HILLTOP SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2 AND 3, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROPERTY: 21 STEVENS DRIVE, MIDWAY, FL pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style and case number of which is set forth above. 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, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 or by phone 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. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 16 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk March 13 & 20, 2014. 4042-0320 GCT vs. Winbush, Tony L. 20-2012-CA-000941 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2012-CA-000941 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TONY L. WINBUSH A/K/A TONY WINBUSH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 19, 2013 and entered in Case No. 20-2012-CA-000941 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff and TONY L. WINBUSH A/K/A TONY WINBUSH; AQUA FINANCE INC.; 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 2 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 30, BLOCK C, HILLTOP PHASE 2 AND 3 A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 101 STEVENS DRIVE, MIDWAY, FL 32343 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 20, 2013. 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 March 13 & 20, 2014. F12014092 4044-0327 GCT vs. Butler, Anthony N. 20-2012-CA-000563 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 20-2012-CA-000563 Division: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY N. BUTLER A/K/A ANTHONY BUTLER, ALICE HAWKINS BUTLER AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 16, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: LOT 25, BLOCK B, RUSTLING PINES, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 92 SLASH LANE, MIDWAY, FL 32343; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South Front Door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, on April 15, 2014 at 11 AM Any persons 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 28 day of January, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Lindsay Moczynski (813) 229-0900 x1551 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com March 20 & 27, 2014. 327611/1126623/idh 4045-0327 GCT vs. Wilson, Ereka L. 20-2009-CA-000437 Notice of 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-000437 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EREKA L. WILSON, et al, 4046-0327 GCT vs. Clark, James K. 13000863CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000863CAA DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES K. CLARK, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 03, 2014 and entered in Case No. 13000863CAA of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC is the Plaintiff and JAMES K CLARK; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES K. CLARK; 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; TENANT #1 N/K/A STEVEN SHIVER 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 8 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, AND IN THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A RE-BAR (LB2220) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER, ALSO, SAID POINT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER AND RUN: THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 306.90 FEET TO A RE-BAR(PSM3031); THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST 1292.31 FEET TO A RE-BAR (PSM3031) ON THE NORTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROADWAY KNOWN AS EDDIE BLAKE ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 350.00 FEET TO A RE-BAR (PS3031) THENCE NORTH 1296.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (PSM3031) ON THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST 43.10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 220 EDDIE BLAKE ROAD, QUINCY, FL 32351 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 5, 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: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 March 20 & 27, 2014. F13001705 4048-0327 GCT Estate of Forehand, Calvin Howard 14000062CPA Notice to Beneficiaries PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14000062CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF CALVIN HOWARD FOREHAND Deceased. NOTICE TO BENEFICIARIES TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR INTERESTS IN THE ABOVE ESTATE AS BENEFICIARIES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to determine beneficiaries has been filed in the estate of Calvin Howard Forehand, deceased, File Number 14000062CPA, in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, and you are required to serve a response, if any, to it on John A. Grant, attorney for Petitioner, whose address is 2121-C Killarney Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, on or before thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered for the relief demanded in the petition. The decedents date of death was April 14, 1997 and the names and addresses of all persons in interests, except creditors, as far as known or ascertainable by diligent search and inquiry are as follows: Name Address Debra Moore 1292 Glenn Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083 Al-maajid Forehand 1292 Glenn Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083 DATED on March 13, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Court (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Cynthia Daniels, As Deputy Clerk March 20 & 27, 2014. 4049-0327 GCT Estate of Forehand, Corry Lee 14000063CPA Notice to Beneficiaries PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14000063CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF CORRY LEE FOREHAND Deceased. NOTICE TO BENEFICIARIES TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR INTERESTS IN THE ABOVE ESTATE AS BENEFICIARIES: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to determine beneficiaries has been filed in the estate of Corry Lee Forehand, deceased, File Number 14000063CPA, in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, and you are required to serve a response, if any, to it on John A. Grant, attorney for Petitioner, whose address is 2121-C Killarney Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, on or before thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered for the relief demanded in the petition. The decedents date of death was October 10, 2008 and the names and addresses of all persons in interests, except creditors, as far as known or ascertainable by diligent search and inquiry are as follows: Name Address Barbara Forehand 18 Tunic Avenue, Capitol Heights, Maryland 20723 DATED on March 13, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Court (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Cynthia Daniels, As Deputy Clerk March 20 & 27, 2014. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 16, 2014 and entered in Case No. 20-2009-CA-000437 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC (1), is the Plaintiff is the Plaintiff and ERIKA L WILSON; 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; PRIME CREDIT CORPORATION, A FLORIDA CORPORATION; RUSTLING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC 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 15th day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 40, 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. A/K/A 275 PONDEROSA CIRCLE, MIDWAY, FL 323430000 (1) Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. 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 28, 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 March 20 & 27, 2014. F09040928 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 28 day of February, 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 (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk March 13 & 20, 2014 B&H 335329 4017-0327 GCT (Cert# 1342 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1342 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 475 P 966 DB PPP, P 25 & 27 LOTS 12 & 13, BLK. F, SHAWS ADDITION. OR 371 P 618 OR 412 P 523 THR 527. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3082N3W07800000F0120 Name in which assessed: The Estate of Rhuden Lane C/O James Johnson Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4018-0327 GCT (Cert# 1462 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1462 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 256 P 701, 707, 709. BEGIN AT A STAKE 10.80 CHAINS S OF NEC OF NW RUN S 14.64 CHAINS, W 19.50 CHAINS, N 24.94 CHAINS E 4.50 CHAINS S 4 CHAINS, E 8.80 CHAINS, S 6.80 CHAINS E 6.80 CHS TO POB. LESS ALL PARTS SOLD. BEING IN SECTION 27-2N-3W.& SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS, ONE BEING OR 456 P 1021. & LESS 1 AC PER OR 522 P 1828 & LESS OR 525 P 1508 & LESS OR 530 P 1742. LESS AND EXCEPT OR 620 P 262; COMMENCE AT A CONC MONUMENT MARKING THE NE CORNER OF THE NW QUARTER OF SECT 27-2N-3W; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89* 21 16 WEST 1308.14 FT; THENCE SOUTH 00* 17 05 EAST 908.01 FT TO POB; THENCE FROM POB CONTINUE SOUTH 00* 17 05 EAST 105.96 FT; THENCE NORTH 70* 24 47 EAST 132.25 FT TO A POINT LYING ON THE WESTERLY ROW OF ARMISTEAD RD; THENCE RUN SOUTH 70* 24 47 WEST 132.27 FT TO THE POB. CONTAINING 0.30 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LESS AND EXCEPT PER OR 640 P 776; COMMENCE MARKING THE NE CORNER OF THE NW OF SECT 27-2N-3W AND RUN THENCE S 89* 46 57 WEST ALONG NORTHERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 1309.64 FT; THENCE SOUTH 00* 05 28 WEST 264 FT FOR THE POB. FROM POB THENCE CONTINUE S 00* 05 28 WEST 175 FT; THENCE N 89* 46 57 EAST 125 FT; THENCE N 00* 05 28 EAST A DISTANCE OF 175 FT; THENCE S 89* 46 57 WEST 125 FT TO THE POB. CONTAINING .50 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: OR 684 P 1256 COMMENCE AT A CONC MONUMENT KNOWN AS MARKING THE NEC OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECT 27-2N-3W; S 89* 46 57 WEST ALONG THE N/LY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 27, A DISTANCE OF 1124.64 FT TO THE E/LY R/W OF A 60 FT ROADWAY EASEMENT; S 00* 05 28 WEST 950.42 FT TO THE S/LY R/W BOUNDARY OF A 30 FT ROADWAY EASEMENT; NORTH 89* 46 57 EAST ALONG S/LY R/W 715.84 FT TO BEGIN; N 89* 46 57 EAST 104.21 FT; SOUTH 00* 23 37 EAST 209 FT; S 89* 46 57 WEST 104.21 FT; N 00* 23 37 WEST 209 FT TO THE POB. (CONTAINING .50 AC) PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3272N3W0000002130000 Name in which assessed: Heirs of Witt Campbell C/O Alton M Campbell 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4019-0327 GCT (Cert# 1622 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1622 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : DB QQ P 553 BEGIN 60.4 FT E & 248 FT N OF NEC OF LOT 52, ROBERT CITY, RUN E 40 FT, S 95 FT, W 40 FT & N 95 FT TO POB. IN SECTION 12-2N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3122N4W0000004230200 Name in which assessed: J E Morgan and Beulah Morgan 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4020-0327 GCT (Cert# 1730 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1730 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 337 P 502 COMM AT NWC OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECT 14-2N-4W, S 348.66 FT, E 659.58 FT, S 127.27 FT FOR POB. CONTINUE S 127.26 FT, W A DIST OF 88.55 FT, N 127.26 FT, E 88.55 FT TO POB. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3142N4W0000001123700 Name in which assessed: CLARENCE DAVIS 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4021-0327 GCT (Cert# 1759 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1759 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 521 P 1889; OR 352 P 1622 BEGIN 5 CHS S AND 200 FT E OF THE NWC OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECT 15-2N-4W AND RUN E 75 FT; SOUTH 100 FT; WEST 75 FT; NORTH 100 FT TO THE P.O.B. WITH 20 FT INGRESS & EGRESS. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3152N4W0000001321500 Name in which assessed: NICOLE R SMITH 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4022-0327 GCT (Cert# 1945 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 1945 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 581 P 467 BEGIN AT THE SEC OF THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 15-2N-6W AND RUN S 87 DEG 47 51 E 661.02 FT; S 02 DEG 13 08 W 602.43 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE S 02 DEG 13 08 W 629.79 FT; N 88 DEG 36; 16 W 1100.54 FT; N 01 DEG 41 08 E 210.00 FT; N 88 DEG 36 16 W 176.02 FT TO RD #269; N 01 DEG 38 40 E 433.27 FT; S 88 DEG 00 00 E 1282.74 FT TO THE P.O.B. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3152N6W0000003440000 Name in which assessed: LOIS SANSOM C/O MARY SNYDER 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. 4023-0327 GCT (Cert# 2251 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, F. Ashton De Peyster 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: 2251 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 187 P 3. OR 390 P 989 COMM AT A PT 2713.05 FT EAST AND 742.25 FT SOUTH OF THE NWC OF SW OF SECTION 9-1N-2W, RUN S 100 FT TO BEGIN: S 40 FT, S 73 DEG 15 MIN E 150 FT., N 40 FT., N 73 DEG 15 MIN W 150 FT TO THE P.O.B. OR 490 P 1319-1324 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4091N2W0000004221200 Name in which assessed: Marlene Bailey or Glenda Bailey or their Surviving Children, Jessie Ford, G Alvin Bailey, Jr Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Name in which assessed: ULYSSES R GREEN 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 4th Day of June, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014.
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