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THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE15 50 14 PAGES, 1 SECTIONEGHS names top scholars/A2 000HWH5 NEWS BRIEFS U.S. 90 lane closures continue in Gadsden CountyThe westbound outside lane of U.S. 90 from New Bethel AME Church to Hilltop Drive in Gadsden County will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, April 11, to allow trucks to enter and exit the Quincy Bypass project site. Flaggers will be on State Road 12 to assist motorists through the work zone during this time. The speed limit on U.S. 90 is 45 mph; violations double when workers are present. Drivers are cautioned to use extra care when traveling through the construction zones on U.S. 90 and on S.R. 12. For more Quincy By-Pass project information visit www.quincybypass. com. All U.S. 90 traffic between Quincy and Midway has been transitioned to a single lane in each direction on the westbound roadway at the Little River and Hurricane Creek bridges. This traffic shift will allow crews to remove and construct the new eastbound bridge. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until May 2014. Drivers are reminded that travel lanes are reduced to 11 feet in width through the work zone. Oversized and permitted vehicles should seek alternate routes. Construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. For Florida Department of Transportation District Three information, follow the organization on twitter @myfdot_nwfl. Midway talks cash, trash, policy ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter Midway City Council members met April 3 to tackle city business which includes looming unpaid bills resulting in the threat of a lawsuit. The city owes one individual $17,000. They have paid $5,000. If the balance is $12,000, we dont have that to hand to him, said Dot Inman-Johnson, city manager. We work hard but we are not magicians. Staff is working harder to keep those people at bay who we have old debts with. The city manager said during the regular city council meeting the citys financial difficulties may not resolve until, the state turns on the faucet of cash coming into the city. Trash collection and disposal was another discussion point. People are digging and burying garbage in the ground, said Inman-Johnson. Councilmember Allean Robinson said residents are also dumping trash on a particular 4-acre parcel of city-owned land. The commissioners discussed installing a cable to prohibit vehicles from reaching the dumping place. Councilmember Charles Chuck Willis initiated a conversation about mandatory garbage collection in the city. Willis said some Midway residents do not want mandatory collection. But he says the practice may help the city progress. The increasing fuel cost accrued by the Midway Police Department was also a topic of discussion. Inman Johnson spotchecked the departScattered trash lines more than one roadside in the city of Midway. Other Midway locations appear to invite the accumulation of more concentrated piles, prompting city council members to discuss solutions. Photo by Robert Allen See CITY/ Page A9 Remembering his roots Country star Billy Dean plays Friday for a local crowd of new fans and old friends. He stood alone with an acoustic guitar on the small stage at his alma mater, Robert F. Munroe Day School a place where the Quincy native wrote his first songs and played his first shows. Dean reminisced between pieces, sharing funny stories and lasting memories about his youth, his friends and his musical career that grew out of Gadsden County. Dean said Munroe hadnt changed much and he was happy it hadnt. For a few moments before taking the stage, Dean sat by himself, looking pensive and waiting in the dark to greet a crowd that looked eager for the return of a hometown hero. Ill just go out and do my thing, he said and stepped out into the spotlight. Photo by Robert Allen ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, discovered about 88 grams of marijuana when they appeared April 2 at Avery Sheltons Congo Road home in Chattahoochee to serve a felony arrest warrant, according to an arrest report filed at the Gadsden County Sheriffs office. The same report gives this account of the incident: DEA agents knocked on the front door of Sheltons residence while announcing their presence. After some delay, Shelton, 34, answered the door and law enforcement took him into custody. In plain view, an agent noticed one glass jar and two plastic bags of a substance that later proved to be marijuana. The agents then searched the apartment for further contraband after Shelton provided the authorities with written authorization. Agents discovered more marijuana in the ensuing search. According to an early report filed with GCSO, the warrant originated Feb. 25 when four DEA agents met with a confidential source in Tallahassee to plan the sting in Chattahoochee. The group traveled together to a pre-determined staging area in Chattahoochee for final preparations. There, the agents Informant helps nab suspected drug dealer Avery Shelton See DEA/ Page A9 ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterGadsden Countys Board of County Commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on April 1. Robert Presnell, county administrator, initiated discussion about the countys 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program. The commissioners discussed what academic and conduct criteria students should meet before being considered for inclusion in the program. The commission also discussed how the students should be selected. Commissioner Sherrie Taylor suggested each commissioner should be able to select five students for the program, allowing a committee to select the remaining 50. Commissioner Doug Croley voiced misgivings about commissioners selecting any students for the program. Commission Chairman Eric Hinson said commissioners could be trusted with that responsibility. Commissioner Brenda Holt asked for the committee to include five rather than three people, adding additional oversight and credibility to the process. Holt made a motion to have five people serve on the selection committee, allowing each commissioner to recommend five students for the program, and permitting potential selections to have one N in their conduct record. Commissioner Croley seconded the motion. The motion passed, 4-1. Commissioner Gene Morgan cast the opposing vote. The program will cost the county $75,000. Walter C. Rogers of Hardaway Highway, Chattahoochee, attended the meeting to represent his sister Jackie Reese of Tharp Circle, Chattahoochee, and himself. He told the commissioners he would present a brief and simplified version of his complicated case for their consideration. According to Rogers, in 2007 the board of county commissioners granted another family permission to place a gate across a portion of the Woodrow-Butler Road in Chattahoochee. Rogers said the countys decision was an error. Rogers said he and his sister own land along the road and all sides of the road at its southern terminus. The gate across the road denies us several hundred yards of public road right-ofway and greatly diminishes the value of our property, County sets teen job standards, faces grievance See BOCC/ Page A2
A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HWGM 000HWFP ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThe valedictorian and salutatorian for East Gadsden High Schools Class of 2014 were announced during a program April 3 at the school. Meaghan Sapp received the distinction for the schools senior scholar with the highest grades; Wisheka Williams had the second-highest GPA. Each and every year, this is a significant announcement, said Reginald James, superintendent of Gadsden Countys public school system. Family and classmates were there to observe the occasion. If you realize the importance of education and you couple that with some motivation and some stick-to-itiveness, then the skys the limit, said James. Theres nothing that can keep you from achieving your goal. But it has to begin with understanding the importance of education. Sapp said she plans to attend the University of Florida and majoring in biology. She would like to then continue her education by attending medical school with the hope of eventually working as a pediatric oncologist a specialized medical doctor treating children with cancer. I didnt think about being academically challenged, said Sapp. I just knew I could do it. I didnt think about anything holding me back. Williams said she would also like to achieve more than one academic degree. She plans to pursue a career in business, eventually studying at Florida A&M University to complete a masters degree in business administration. We want to thank the parents because without you this would not have been possible, said Melvin Roberts, principal of EGHS. We know that you have been there every step of the way. EGHS tallies top two GPAs The Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners announces that the 2014 Summer Youth Training Program is now accepting applications. Join Gadsden County Commission Chairman, Eric Hinson and 21st Century G.R.E.A.T. Program Director, Marshall Williams and students from East Gadsden High School in kicking off this effort to provide Gadsden County Students with an opportunity to sharpen their skills in the workforce. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to obtain work experience in a real-world environment. The six-week program is open to students in Gadsden County between the ages of 14 and 18. Students are placed in paid positions throughout Gadsden County at organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club of Chattahoochee, Gretna City Hall, Midway City Hall and the Gadsden County Sheriffs Department. For information, contact Olivia Smith, special projects coordinator, 850-875-8671. said Rogers. According to Rogers, public officials, members of the other family, and the St. Joe Timber Company an interest which owned land along the road at the time met on location to discuss the installation of the gate. Rogers said he was not notified, invited or in any way included in the countys meeting. According to Rogers, a Florida statute dictates that a road built by the county and maintained by the county for four years or more constitutes a public right-of-way. Rogers said the county built the road in the late 1960s and has maintained it since, long past the four-year mark. He also said, history aside, the road is illustrated as public on county maps. Florida Statute 95.361 appears to be the passage to which Rogers refers. It reads, in part, When a road, constructed by a county, a municipality, or the Department of Transportation, has been maintained or repaired continuously and uninterruptedly for 4 years by the county, municipality, or the Department of Transportation, jointly or severally, the road shall be deemed to be dedicated to the public, to the extent in width that has been actually maintained for the prescribed period, whether or not the road has been formally established as a public highway. No conclusion was reached. Rogers thanked Presnell for his previous support but said the administrators efforts were fruitless. Rogers concluded his statements by clarifying that he has known members of the other family for years. He said he holds them in high regard and he carries no grudge. Instead, he said the responsibility falls on the county. BOCCContinued from Page A1 East Gadsden High School Valedictorian Meaghan Sapp, right center, and Salutatorian Wisheka Williams, left center, pose with family and the schools principal, Dr. Melvin Roberts, far left. Photo by Robert Allen Filling in for Easter Bunny Keith Dowdell, Quincys mayor, hands out Easter presents to local seniors on their way into River Chase Care Center. Photo by Robert Allen Get connected with summer jobs
Ronnie and Barbara Jean Brunson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 19, 2014, with a reception at New Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Quincy from 2 to 4 p.m., hosted by their children and grandchildren. They invite all family and friends to join them in celebrating this momentous occasion. The couple are lifelong residents of Quincy, were high school sweethearts who graduated from Quincy High School in 1962. They were married at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Guy Wade on April 19, 1964. They have three children: Ronda Beasley (Brian), Leslie Brunson and Cindy Swier (Steve). Nine grandchildren, Ashley Rogers (Chris), Alexandra Brunson, Emily Swier, Travis Beasley, Kyle Brunson, Hayden Swier, Garrett Swier, Haley Beasley and Tyler Beasley, and one great-grandchild, Noelle Swier. She is a retired cosmetologist and previous owner of Shear Magic, in business for 30 years. He retired from the former Flordin Company (BASF) after 40-plus years of service. They now enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching westerns and cheering for their Florida State Seminoles. They are active members of New Philadelphia Presbyterian Church; he is an elder, shes with the WIC (WOMEN IN THE CHURCH). They are involved in choir and several mercy ministries, one being Operation Christmas Child, which is very dear to their hearts. He is the former director of New Philadelphia Presbyterian Churchs SOAR Program, for more than 14 years. She operated the Programs concessions and coached T-Ball. They attribute their marriage to the grace of God and his daily provision. Cards are most appreciated, but they request no gifts be given. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 A3 Noah HarrisonMr. Noah Harrison, of Tallahassee, Florida, died on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Tallahassee, FL. The service is 11:00 a.m., EST, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at New Bethel AME Church, on Bluestar Highway, of Quincy, FL, with burial at St. John Cemetery, in Midway, FL. The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p. m., at Williams Funeral Home, of Quincy, FL. He is survived by his wife, Nicole Harrison, of Tallahassee, FL, mother, Thelma Wills, of Quincy, FL, two sons, Noah Harrison III (Coresa), Christopher Harrison, both of Quincy, FL, one stepson, Alderrius Smith, of Tallahassee, FL, one brother, Timothy Harrison, of Quincy, FL and 2 grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.Winifred StokesWinifred Maxine Courtney Stokes, 85, of Quincy, FL peacefully transitioned from this world to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM (EST) Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church in Quincy, FL, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, April 11, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Mrs. Stokes leaves to cherish her memories three daughters: Sharon Stokes Bouie of St. Petersburg, FL, Deborah Stokes and Glenda Stokes Watson of Quincy, FL; a son: Ronald Stokes of Dallas, TX; and a host of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other sorrowing family and friends. Reed & Hall Mortuary Corp, Quincy, Florida is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Geraldine Mitchell, 82 years of age, of Quincy, Fl, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Quincy, FL. The service is 1:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. John AME Church, of Quincy, FL, with burial at Church Cemetery, The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m., on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL She is survived by three brothers: Dan Jones and R. M. Jones (Grace), both of Wilmington, Delaware, and Franklin Bud Jones (Gladys) of Quincy, FL. Mr. Elwood Hinton, 91 years of age, of Quincy, FL., died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Tallahassee, FL. Service information to come at a later date. Obituaries Happy 50th wedding anniversary Ashton Davis, Senior Paramedic, Gadsden Emergency Medical Services, received an award for 10 years of service to the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners and the citizens of Gadsden County. He began his employment with the Board of County Commissioners on Feb. 6, 2004. The award was presented to Mr. Davis by Robert Presnell, County Administrator. Photo submitted Paula Alday, Office Manager I, Extension Service, received an award for 10 years of service to the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners and the citizens of Gadsden County. She began her employment with the Board of County Commissioners on Feb. 17, 2004. The award was presented to Mrs. Alday by Robert Presnell, county administrator. Photo submitted 10 years service Whats Up? Remembering Sharon ReddickThe Sharon B. Reddick Sarcoidosis Foundation will host a candlelight reception in memory of Sharon Bradwell Reddick at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Simon Scott Senior Citizen Center, 79 Lasalle Lefall Drive, Quincy. The organizations First Sarcoidosis Walk will start at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Leisure Park, Quincy. Donation: $10. For information, call Michelle Voce at 561-523-9363. Lunch for a good cause Take a break from your daily lunch routine and join Gadsden County while we grill hot dogs on the Courthouse Lawn to benefit Relay for Life of Gadsden! Enjoy two grilled hot dogs or chili dogs and receive a side of baked beans, coleslaw and a drink. Tickets are $5. Gadsden County Hot Dog lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, on the Gadsden County CourtSee EVENTS / Page A11 000HSNF 000HWF5 Carey Shearhart Jonathan Black April 19, 2014 June Gay Josh Wells June 28, 2014 Couples currently on our registry: PLANNING TO GET MARRIED? Come in and register at Padgetts! 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Heres a message for every adult because children are always watching us. They occasionally do what we say but invariably do as we do ... When you thought I wasnt looking: I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned it was good to be kind to animals. I saw you bake my favorite cupcakes, and I learned small things can become special memories. I saw you prepare a meal and take it to a neighbor who was ill, and I learned we should take care of one another. I saw you give money to help people who have so much less, and I learned those who have can be generous to those who have needs. I saw you treat people with respect no matter their age, color or difference in how they looked, and I learned showing respect for others is a good way to behave. I saw you take care of our home and everyone in it, and I learned we have to be thankful for what we are given. I saw you choose foods that were good for us, and I learned we can live in a healthy way by eating right. I saw you driving with careful attention to other drivers, and I learned safety on the road means we can come home without being hurt. I saw you read books for pleasure, and I learned how important it is to enjoy the thoughts of people who give us their wisdom through words and art. I saw you plant a garden and tend it with loving attention, and I learned the beauty of nature and delicious veggies makes us feel good about ourselves. I saw you pick up some trash on the sidewalk, and I learned we can help keep our world clean despite the careless acts of others. I saw you take things to be repaired instead of throwing them away, and I learned it is better to fix something than to create more garbage. I saw how you accepted your responsibilities even when you didnt feel well, and I learned I have to do the right thing when I grow up even if its difficult. I saw you visit a family who was losing a loved one to give them comfort, and I learned passing away is a natural part of life. I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned sometimes bad things happen which are not in our control, and its all right to cry. Everything I watch you do is a life lesson, and I hope to be able to follow your lead and to be a good and productive person when Im an adult. Adapted from a poem by Mary Rita Schilke Korazan As the child of an elder blind father I had the responsibility to read to my dad and lead him in unfamiliar locations. I remember times when I felt embarrassed that my dad was not as young and vigorous as my friends fathers, and I was ashamed of his blindness. As a child, I didnt understand my responsibilities to help him were paving a path of compassion and concern for others. Like young trees in an orchard, some life lessons take many seasons to mature and bear fruit. Children are worthy of our investment of time, and when we give them appropriate responsibilities to help others, they are learning important lessons, which carry forward across the generations. Jack Levine is founder of 4Generations Institute; he can be reached at Jack@4Gen.org or 850567-5252 (mobile/voicemail). A4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMWhenever it was Jeffs turn to drive none of the rest of us in the car pool knew what to expect. It was always an adventure; that was for sure. When I first started teaching at Haddam, a small town nestled along the Connecticut River, I was happy to join three of the shop teachers in carpooling. At that time we all lived in Middletown, less than 10 miles from the junior high school. Jeff Meehl was the newest of the teachers and as pleasant a gentleman as Ive ever met. However, when it was Jeffs turn to drive, the rest of us had no idea what to expect or that Jeff would even have a car to be able to drive us. For a while he drove a beat-up, old VW, which was no picnic to ride in. Of the four teachers, I was the only who dressed up in jacket and tie each day. John, Jack and Jeff could wear clothes that were more suited for their kind of work in the school shop. For a while Jeff had no back seat in the VW, and the two of us who sat in the back would have to sit on 5-gallon plastic drums. I can assure you, it was not much fun. Like anyone on the work force, none of us could wait to get out of school on Friday afternoons in order to scamper home and begin enjoying the weekend. On one of those Friday afternoons Jack Fuoco, John Pianta and I waited in the shop for Jeff, our driver, to appear to drive us home to Middletown. Jeff was often in the habit of being late and had more different shop projects started than Carters had Little Livered pills. He finally appeared at our rendezvous point, late, and with a sheepish grin across his face. Fellas, howd you like to drive over to East Haddam with me. Ive got to meet a farmer about some business. Sure, Jeff, we all somehow managed to reply to him, unenthusiastically. On this trip, he at least had the backseat in the old VW. We drove into an old farmyard in East Haddam. Jeff said hed be back ASAP, just as soon as hed transacted his business. The three of us made the most of it. We climbed out of the VW and found a large shade tree to park ourselves under while we waited for our chauffeur, Jeff. When Jeff returned, almost an hour later, he had three squirming, squealing young pigs under his arms. What a racket they made! Jeff had that pie-eating grin on his face as he asked one of us to raise the front door or hood of the VW. If youll recall, the older VWs had the trunk in the front of the car; the engine was located in the rear section. He apologized for the delay and started to drive us home. He shared that hed gotten the pigs for next to nothing and thanked us for being such good sports. I dont know how I had become the honored passenger on this trip home, as I was the one sitting in the front passenger seat. A few miles up the road we could plainly hear a thump, thump, thump coming from the trunk at the front of the car. They were kicking the partition that separated the rear part of the trunk to the floor area in front of the front passenger seat. The kicking became more violent, until I could actually feel the foot of one of the pigs against my neat dress pants. Finally, one of those critters had kicked down the partition, and I had three squealing, frenzied pigs making all kinds of commotion and noise on the floor around my legs and feet. The laughter that emerged from the four of us was so loud and out of control that Jeff had to pull the car over to the side of the road. When the pigs and the VWs occupants once again became composed we resumed the journey. Only now, each of us passengers was holding a young pig in our laps. It would be a ride none of us would ever forget. Whenever one of us would retell the story wed laugh until the cows came home. I wasnt surprised that Jeffs teaching career had been rather a short one. I lost track of him until I had learned hed joined the Peace Corps in West Africa. For a long time, Jeff had been having trouble with the authorities over there in attempting to leave the area and return stateside. Perhaps in the near future Ill retell another adventure about the time Jeff offered to watch my dog for the summer. Hope your memories are as pleasant as this one of my early days in carpooling with my shop teacher friends. God bless you. I grew up in Butler, Pa., a small town north of Pittsburgh. During high school I preferred studying humanities and playing music. When I went to college at Ohio Northern University, I minored in entrepreneurship and majored in journalism. I considered the latter field an active intersection between literature, economics, political science, sociology and a half-dozen other disciplines I felt inclined to study. At Ohio Northern, I was a reporter, staff columnist and then editor-in-chief of the universitys newspaper, the Northern Review. During this time, I contributed pieces to the local newspaper, The Ada Herald. I also interned as a writer and researcher at the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, a neighboring business incubator designed to help new ventures succeed. After graduation from college, I went to graduate school at Stetson University in Deland, Fla., completing a masters degree in English. My thesis presented one consideration of how Ernie Pyle defined American identity in Here Is Your War, a compilation of his columns from the North African Campaign. While attending Stetson, I worked as a tutor at the universitys writing center. I also started a blog, Naturally Noted, to serve as an outlet for my reflections and photography. Throughout all these stages, I maintained music as my primary hobby writing, recording and performing with a band as time and place allowed. Currently, I am involved in an extended recording project with several Pittsburgharea musicians. The original tunes, drenched in reverb and layered with saxophone, will hopefully capture early echoes of Phil Spectors signature Wall of Sound. Long before finishing at Stetson, I decided I wanted to work in community journalism and stay in small-town Florida. So with a new degree in hand, I began searching for a position at a small newspaper inside the Sunshine State, finding a perfect match at The Gadsden County Times. New reporter joins The Gadsden County Times Opinion4GEN Journal Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. 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Submissions should be mailed to Cheri Harris, Editor/Manager, 15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351, or e-mailed to email@example.com. Obituaries: 5 p.m. Friday prior to the desired publication date. To submit an obituary, email mwilliams@gad cotimes.com. Community news, school news and church news: 5 p.m. Thursday the week prior to the desired publication date. Email submissions only. No PDFs. Flyer format will not be accepted except in paid advertisements. Submissions are printed as space is available and are subject to editing. Advertising: For paid advertising deadlines, call Mary Williams at 850-6277649. Get info: Call 850-627-7649.Deadlines Jack Levine4GEN JOURNAL Robert Allen Gadsden County Times Reporter Children need responsibilities
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Clerk of Courts: County Finance and County Clerk Issues. Consent: Approval of Minutes; Approval of Resolution #2014-009 Declaring the Week of May 18-24, 2014 as National Public Works Week in Gadsden County; Approval of 2014 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement With Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Items Pulled for Discussion: Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit): Public Hearings: General Business: Appointment of Board Members to Gadsden Hospital, Inc.; Candidate Projects for the Small County Outreach Program, Small County Road Assistance Program and the County Incentive Grant Program Florida Department of Transportation. County Administrator: Update on Board Requests. County Attorney: Update on Various Legal Issues. Discussion Items by Commissioners: Report and Discussion on Public Issues and Concerns Pertaining to Commission Districts and Gadsden County. (A listing of the Receipt/File items can be found on the Countys website at www.gadsdencountyfl.gov ) If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such public meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the appeal is to be heard. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Facilities Management Office, 1-B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, by written request at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding. Telephone: (850) 875-8665 or 850-510-7842. 000HWN7 000HW03 NOTICE Voting Equipment Public Logic and Accuracy Test In accordance with Florida Statute, Section 101.5612, a pre-election test of the automatic tabulating equipment, which will be used to tabulate the votes cast in the, City of Gretna, City of Quincy, and Town of Havana, Florida General Election, to be held on April 29, 2014, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 16 South Madison Street, Quincy, Florida. The purpose of the test is to ascertain that the equipment will correctly count the votes cast for all candidates and offices. For the test, the Canvassing Board will convene and the test is open to all candidates, candidate representatives with written authorization, the press and the public. Shirley G. Knight Supervisor of Elections Gadsden County, Florida Education Revving up for success Gadsden Technical Institute acknowledges four Small Engine Repair students as Program Completers! These students have completed 1,200 hours of instruction in Gasoline Engine Service Technology and acquired employment in the industry. Congratulations to them on their success! For information about a career in Gasoline Engine Service Technology, contact the school at 850-875-8324. We are currently accepting applications for the fall session. Mr. John Ketchum is employed as a Service Technician at AG-PRO (John Deere) in Bainbridge, Ga. Photos submitted Mr. Erick Tobias is employed as a Service Technician at All-Pro in Tallahassee. Ms. Sonya Kornegay is employed as a Parts Clerk at Espositos in Tallahassee. Mr. Arturo Magana is employed as a Service Technician at AG-PRO (John Deere) in Tallahassee. GTI Small Engine Repair students Gadsden Elementary Magnet School Members of Men of Distinction, a local mentoring program recently had an opportunity to learn life lessons from movers and shakers. The program is spearheaded by Calvin Robinson, a math teacher at East Gadsden High School. NFL athlete George Adams mentors the Men of Distinction during a recent visit to East Gadsden High School during the Men of Distinction Spring Break Tour. Photo submitted Learning to live Honor Roll Third nine-week grading period 2014-2015 Travis/Porter STEM ScholarshipApplications for the newly established Travis/Porter STEM Scholarship are currently available for students who attend West and East Gadsden High Schools. The scholarship has been established by Dr. Lasheba Travis and Dr. Kecia Porter in recognition and honor of their mothers, Carleen Travis-Dawkins and Lena Travis-Porter, to provide financial assistance for deserving students from Gadsden County who have been accepted into a college or university majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields. Dr. Lasheba Travis is a 1984 graduate of Chattahoochee High School and is director of Biomedical Sciences and Natural Science programs at Keiser Universitys Fort Myers campus. Dr. Kecia Porter is a 1988 graduate of See STEM / Page A11 See GEMS / Page A11 000HVVC NOTICE OF ELECTION CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA Please take notice that a Preliminary Election scheduled for the City of Quincy, Florida on the 29th day of April 2014, for the purpose of electing one (1) city commissioner for the term of three (3) years. The District up for Election is District 1 The place of voting will be at City Hall in Quincy, Florida and the polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. The election is nonpartisan and any qualified voter residing within the above City Districts of Quincy, Florida may vote. Absentee ballots will be available at the Supervisor of Elections office. Call 627-9910. 000HVRS NOTICE OF ELECTION CITY OF GRETNA, FLORIDA Please take notice that a Preliminary Election scheduled for the City of Gretna, Florida on the 29th day of April 2014, for the purpose of electing one (1) city commissioner for the term of four (4) years. The Seat up for Election is Seat 1 The place of voting will be at City Hall in Gretna, Florida and the polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. The election is nonpartisan and any qualified voter residing with the City of Gretna, Florida may vote. Absentee ballots will be available at the Supervisor of Elections office. Call 627-9910. 000HVZS Notice Canvass of Returns The canvass of returns and absentee ballots for the City Election to be held in the City of Gretna, City of Quincy, and Town of Havana, Florida on April 29, 2014 will begin at 6:00 p.m., April 29, 2014, at the Gadsden County Supervisor of Elections Office, 16 S Madison St, Quincy, Florida. 000HW0A Public Notice Post Election Certification Voting System Audit The Municipal Canvassing Boards for the City of Gretna, Town of Havana and the City of Quincy will convene immediately after the certification of election returns on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 to commence with the selection of the race and district for the manual audit for the April 29, 2014, Municipal Elections held in Gadsden County. The Canvassing Board will meet at: Supervisor of Elections Office 16 South Madison Street Quincy, Florida.
Average retail gasoline prices in Tallahassee have risen 6.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddys daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Tallahassee. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tallahassee during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago. ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter A local man likely got more than he bargained for when he went to do work on a Havana mans property. According to a Gadsden County Sheriffs Office arrest report, this is what happened: Terrance Keith Washington Jr., 20, was arrested April 4 at his home on Red Fern Road. Washington met the man at his front door and let him inside. Washington invited the man to sit down and then disappeared into the back of the house. Washington returned a moment later and asked the man to follow him. He did. Washington led him into a back bedroom. Washington sat down in front of a computer and told the man there was something wrong with it. The man asked Washington what he wanted to show him. Washington told the man he wanted to show him pornography. The man told Washington he wasnt interested. When the man turned to leave, Washington allegedly grabbed his arm and punched the side of his head. The man then fought his way to the kitchen. In the kitchen, he asked Washington what he wanted. Washington said he wanted a kiss then Washington would let him leave. The man told Washington he wouldnt do that. The man then reached for his cell phone, but Washington allegedly punched him in the mouth, grabbed the phone and put it in his pocket. The man then grabbed a steak knife from the kitchen counter and threatened Washington. The man ran out of the house, climbed into his truck and called 911 using Onstar. The mans white shirt was stained with blood from a mouth wound. Washington was charged with battery, robbery and kidnapfalse imprisonment. He declined to give GCSO a statement. The Midway Police Department will join other law enforcement officers across the country in the first National Texting Enforcement Crackdown in an effort to reduce texting while driving. The 2014 National Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign runs April 10 to 15. Officers will be cracking down on motorists who text while driving. People need to know that we are serious about stopping this deadly behavior, said MPDs Public Information Officer Chris Daniels. Driving and texting has reached epidemic levels, and enforcement of our state texting law is part of the cure. Floridas texting law became effective on Oct. 1, 2013. As a secondary traffic offense, the law carries a $30 fine if violated. Were committed to enforcing texting laws and educating the public about the dangers of it, said MPD Chief Jerome Turner. A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HUER 000HWET 105 N. Main St. Havana, FL 539-9850 David Kirkland Call our Quincy office with any questions. 000HWG5 Attention 2014 Graduating Seniors Attention 2014 Attention 2014 Graduating Seniors Graduating Seniors For Gadsden County Farm Bureau Members of at least one year, applications now available for our annual scholarships. Please stop by our Quincy or Havana office to pick up. Applications must be returned by May 1, 2014. Gadsden County Farm Bureau 2111 W. Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 627-7196 Greta Peacock or Tommy Young Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report April 8, 2014Terrance Keith Washington Jr.: Kidnapping-false imprisonment, battery, robbery. Avery Shelton: Possession of marijuana with intent to sell. James Williams: VOP/sexual battery. Christopher Donell Brown: Possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell. Midway and GCSO remain FDLE concernsTwo 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 remains active. No new developments, however, can currently be released by FDLE. Two GCSO investigators remain on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the FDLE investigation.An unrelated investigation that triggered a joint FBI and FDLE raid of Midway City Hall in midAugust remains active.Internet cafs stay shut, investigation continues FDLE proceeds with the investigation of possible breaches in state law at the Internet cafs in Havana and Quincy. The investigation, however, is being led by the State Attorneys office. According to an FDLE spokeswoman, the state attorneys office is the lead agency in this case.Widespread lawnmower investigation remains openThe GCSO investigation of stolen and illegally sold lawn and farm equipment remains open. The investigation thus far has resulted in the arrest of at least four suspects. Were at a standstill right now, said Maj. Shawn Wood of GCSO. Terrance Washington Jr. NewsBRIEFS 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. Jeffery Alan Burris, 24 Wanted on charges of:Burglary 5 countsPetit theft 5 counts Edmundo B Castillo, 43 Wanted on a charge of:Failure to appear (written promise) Any information on the whereabouts of the individuals listed can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 850-574-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 24, 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. Big Bend Crime Stoppers From staff reports Midway targets texting and driving Havana resident accused of attacking man Area gas prices up in Tallahassee area
PLAMAR KIRKLAND West Gadsden High School Football Coach Joseph Stripling was named the New Head Coach of the Year by 4quartersonline. In his first season at school, the team went from losing 18 consecutive games to a 6-4 regular season record. The team was invited and competed in the Emerald Coast Bowl in Panama City. The award is designed to honor exemplary high school football coaches who demonstrate integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach. The following players from the West Gadsden High School football team were honored also: Free safety Marquis Brown made the first team all-defense, kicker Isreal Grande second team all-offense and wide receiver Octavious Evans received honorable mention. The team was chosen from all classes from the Big Bend Area and Bay County football teams. A banquet was held Monday, March 31, Hobbit Hoagie in Tallahassee to honor those individuals who were selected for their outstanding performance and leadership. Many parents, student athletes and local coaches attended. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 A7 TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentThis past Thursday night the East Gadsden High School Jaguars baseball team took on the talented Taylor County Bulldogs at home. At the start of the game the Bulldogs quickly asserted themselves as their leadoff hitter Chance Rodgers opened up the game with a triple that immediately put his team into scoring position. Taylor Countys second hitter duplicated Rodgers results by hitting a triple of his own, which produced the Bulldogs first run. Unlike the Bulldogs the Jaguars struggled at the plate and were unable to build any offensive momentum. John Kelly and Marquis Hatten were the only Jaguars who produced hits during the first two innings of the contest. East Gadsden had a runner in scoring position in the second inning, but the team was unable to capitalize on the opportunity and left the runner stranded on base. Defensively the Jaguars were overmatched by the Bulldogs hitting power and bat speed. After three innings Taylor County held a commanding 13-0 lead. Sports Website honors Panther players, football coach Israel Grande Marquis Brown Octavious Evans WGHS Football Coach Joe Stripling was named the New Head Coach of the Year by 4quarters online. Photos submitted Jags suffer tough loss at home The East Gadsden Jaguars strain to give up as few runs as possible. Photo by Robert Allen See JAGS / Page A9 A busy week of baseball for Munroe ended with the team winning two district games and dropping a third contest, as their record for the season reached 16-3. The Bobcats, thus far undefeated in District 1-2A, began the week with a 9-5 Tuesday, April 1, road victory over rival Aucilla Christian. The victory didnt come as easily as the final score might indicate, with Munroe falling behind 5-1 after two innings. Our last couple of games have seen us Bobcats have 2-1 week See RFM/ Page A9 SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentMUNROE 11 NORTH BAY HAVEN 1 The Lady Cats defeated visiting North Bay Haven of Panama City in five innings by the 10-run mercy rule Tuesday, April 1. They scored eight runs in the first two innings and pushed across the final run in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. Offensively for Munroe, Hanna Wilde hit a double that scored three runs. Jeri Sloan had two hits and Mary Pat Thomas, Anna Jones and Ramsey Higdon had one hit each. Sloan also got the win on the mound with Wilde getting the save. MUNROE 17 FAMU DRS 1 In a District 1-2A contest, Munroe blasted FAMU in Tallahassee. Their See GIRLS/ Page A9 000H4SB 000HWHO
Each year sixth-grade students at James A. Shanks Middle School write and present a twoto three-minute speech in hopes of making it to the Gadsden County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest. This contest is sponsored by Florida 4-H and helps thousands of young people annually learn how to write and deliver a speech. Tropicana has sponsored the contest since 1969 and provides classroom materials for teachers, certificates of participation for students, medallions for school winners, trophies for county winners and summer camp scholarships. Jayla Veneszee, the daughter of Ms. Coswellyn Wood and Mr. Travis Wood, won the top honor at James A. Shanks Middle School this year. Jordon Moore was selected as the second-place winner and Kierra Pride took third place in the school contest. Jayla then moved on to the county level with her speech entitled, My Hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the county level, Jayla was one of eight contestants from four middle schools. Gadsden County Extension Agent Mrs. Pamela Tribue said competition was stiff, but Jayla again came out on top, winning first place in the middle school competition. County winners will compete May 15 in the district competition at the Leon County Extension Office. Each summer, county youth winners pack their bags to spend four days and four nights away from home at Camp Cherry Lake in Madison County. Through a scholarship from the Gadsden County Extension Office, Jayla will have the opportunity to attend camp and learn valuable life skills such as independence, decision-making, leadership and responsibility. A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM School News Jayla Veneszee, left, poses for a photo with her trophy. She won first place in Gadsden Countys Tropicana Public Speaking Contest for middle-school students. Photo submitted County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest 3K Munroe students recently celebrated St. Patricks Day. They made shamrock headbands and printed shamrock shirts to wear. They also enjoyed a special snack and learned about Irish culture. Pictured, from left, are: Micah Johnson, Alene Halim, Jesse May, Kylee Miller and William Thompson. Photo submitted Smile and say Green Keep up with the best of local news, events, coupons and more! $ 20 14 $ 20 14 000HWD1 Expires 4/30/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: HOLIDAY Clip, complete and mail to: for 10 Months 15 S. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351 Call 1-877-401-6408 or fax: 850-627-7191 www.gadcotimes.com 000FRBT Andrew George says Dont use all of your income tax refund to get a car! KIA A UTO S PORT OF T ALLAHASSEE EVERYBODY RIDES! Good Credit, Bad Credit, Low Income, No Money Down. Owe 2 much? Call me to prequalify! Call me, Andrew George, for details. Cell: 706-570-7987 Office: 850-576-2116 *If you have any questions about your purchase from me please call, or if you know anyone in the market. Please call me 706-570-7987 or 850-576-2116 Andrew. KIA A UTO S PORT OF T ALLAHASSEE PRESENT THIS AD TO ANDREW GEORGE FOR A $500 DISCOUNT! 000HWHJ See me first Ill put you in the car you want for very little (or maybe none) of your refund. I can put you in any make or model! I sell them all: Toyota, Chevy, Honda, Nissan, Ford, BMW, Cadillac! Just because you dont have perfect credit doesnt mean youve got to spend your hard-earned tax refund to get a car. Call me for details! Cell: 706-570-7987 Office: 850-576-2116 Thanks to all the people who made my honor of Salesman of the Year possible, again! 000HW92 Thank You Mother Retha Mae Williams Thank you for your sympathy and kindness shown during the passing of our loved one, Mother Retha Mae Williams. It is of great comfort to know that you were thinking of us during this difficult time. Mother Williams was a caring, loving mother, sister, and aunt. Your kind words will help sustain us in the difficult times ahead, as will theknowledge that Mother Williams touched so many lives. Thank you once again for your thoughtfulness. Warm Regards, The Hughes & Williams Family It has been 3 years since youve been gone. You left us quietly, Your thoughts unknown But left us memories, We are proud to own. So now he is with our Heavenly Father. For when he was here on earth, He was one of the best. Love, Sheila Mom ShaMaiyah Daughter, Jerlin & Walkiki Sisters Family and Friends 000HUSH
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 A9 fall behind early, said Bobcat Coach Jayme Williams. Our starting pitching has struggled a bit, and we havent been as good offensively the first time through the order. One thing weve got to realize is that due to our record and start to the season, were going to get everybodys best effort and we cant afford to start so slowly. Sooner or later itll catch up to us. Luckily, the Bobcats found their bats in the third. After two batters reached safely, Senior Stephen Miller blasted a threerun homer to get the rally started. The Bobcats would go on to score five more runs, fueled in part by a solo home run by Bradley Klees and a pair of RBI doubles by Casey Mathers. Starting pitcher Nolan Haire struggled early, giving up eight hits and four walks, but the junior right-handler settled to get through the sixth inning. Haire earned the win after being relieved by fellow righty Will Harris, who pitched the seventh for the save. On Thursday, April 3, the Bobcats traveled across the border to take on the Bearcats of Bainbridge (Ga). Once more, Munroe started slowly, falling behind 6-0 after four innings. The Bobcats settled and held the homestanding Bearcats scoreless the rest of the way, but a seventh inning rally that closed the score to 6-5 fell just short. We followed the same pattern as our last two games and this time it caught up with us, said Williams. We cant keep starting in the hole against good teams. Hopefully well learn our lesson. Im proud that we came back late and made a game of it. The Bobcat rally began with a couple of Bearcat errors and walks and consecutive base hits by Kyle Skipper, Bo Bailey and Stephen Miller to cast doubt on what looked like an easy victory for Bainbridge. Starting pitcher Casey Mathers lasted only three innings, yielding five hits and six runs. Will Harris would come on to pitch the fourth, giving way to Myles Edwards, who pitched the final two frames. I think were at the point in the season where some of our arms are a little tired, said Williams. If there was a positive to this game, it was that we got a couple of good innings from our relievers. Well likely have to use more of a committee approach from here on out. The Bobcats finished their week with a 17-0 win over district foe FAMU. Bradley Klees and Stephen Miller combined to shut out the Baby Rattlers in the game shortened by the mercy rule. We were able to get all of our younger guys in, and were glad to be 5-0 in district play, said Williams. These next three weeks are pretty important leading up to the district tournament. We hope to keep our momentum. Munroe was set to start the week on Monday, April 7, at home against Tallavana in their final regular season district match up. The Bobcats will also dedicate their recently constructed hitting and practice facility to the memory of J.C. Parton and Josh Wilder. The ceremony will begin at 5:30, just prior to the start of the Tallavana game. Tuesday, April 8, the Bobcats were scheduled to travel to Wewahitchka to take on the 13-5 Gators and Friday finds them on the road once more to face the Blue Devils of Holmes County. Well be tested this week, said Williams. Wewa is playing some good ball right now, and Holmes County will really battle us at their place. Itll be interesting to see how we start off and finish in these contests. The East Gadsden Girls Flag Football team competed successfully April 7 in the Capital City Classic, claiming its first win 43-0 against Tampa Bay Catholic in game 1, and after getting two touchdowns called back and a hard-fought game, the EGHS girls lost to Florida High 7-0 in game 2 and East Gadsden also won 28-0 against Dixie County. Great job Lady Jags for claiming your first two wins of the year in one day. East Gadsdens field play improved during the latter innings, but their offensive adversity continued as the Bulldogs built onto their lead by a score of 16-0 at the end of the sixth inning. Despite the score, the Jaguars continued to fight and began to reap some positive results during the final inning of the game. After Jaleel Reynolds hit a triple to left field, John Kelley stepped to the plate and came up with a huge hit that brought his teammate home to put his team on the scoreboard. The Jaguars were unable to keep their late game rally going. Taylor County sealed their 16-1 victory over East Gadsden with an infield out. JAGSContinued from Page A7 RFMContinued from Page A7 biggest inning was the third inning in which they pushed seven runs across. Getting big at bats for the Bobcats was Kaye Fletcher (four for four) and Maddey Pappadakis (two for two). Mary Pat Thomas and Hannah Wilde each added 2 RBIs. Wilde also got the win on the mound for Munroe. VERNON 13 MUNROE 2 Munroe went to Vernon for a two-five inning doubleheader on Friday and left with two losses. In the first game, Munroe had only two hits, with Maddy Pappadakis and Hannah Wilde each getting a hit. Wilde was also the pitcher in that game, striking out four. VERNON 5 MUNROE 0 Munroe held Vernon to less runs and did double their hits to four but still went scoreless in the shutout. Anna Jones had two hits and Pappadakis and Wilde each added on hit. Munroe finished the four game week 2-2 with an overall record of 8-9. TennisMunroes tennis season ended on the Maclay courts on Thursday. The Bobcats finished third in the four-team district with Maclay finishing first, John Paul II second and North Florida Christian fourth. Karleebeth Perkins and Victoria Anderson each earned a trip to the finals. Perkins in both singles and doubles and Anderson in doubles with Perkins. Perkins lost her singles match 6-1, 6-1. In doubles competition, the No. 2 team of Perkins and Anderson troubled the Maclay duo before the Marauders shook them off and went on to win the match 6-2, 6-1. The team is coached by Tamra Erde and will lose No. 1 singles player, Olivia Fletcher. GIRLSContinued from Page A7 My name is Essie Bethea-Gipson, as a lifelong resident of Gretna Ive seen many changes occur however I would like to be a voice for the people of Gretna. My goal is to keep the citizens informed about all the issues that come before the Board of Commissioners. I believe the citizens should be able to bring their issues and concerns to the Board and be dealt with in a positive way. I am a graduate of Carter Parramore High School and earned an Associate Degree at Tallahassee Community College. I received my Bachelor Degree at Florida Agricultural Mechanical University. I worked at the Department of Children and Families for thirty three years before retiring. Presently I work as a substitute teacher at Gretna Elementary School. I am also a Certified Guardian Ad Litem volunteer for the Second Judicial Circuit where I represent the best interest of abused and neglected children. I also hold a certificate in Community Health Training from FAMU. I am a life-long member of Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church and served in many capacities. I was married to the late Claudell Bethea and we raised three children. I am currently married to Herbert Gipson. My mission is to run with the community behind me. Vote Seat 1 Essie BetheaGipson. Again with your help and votes we can do this! I just want to serve the citizens of Gretna to help make a difference. Thank you for your support, and prayers. Dianne Williams-Cox has set forth on the campaign trail for a run at the State of Florida House, District 8 seat. Candidate Williams Cox announced her intentions to enter the race on January 15, 2014 and has successfully submitted the required verified petitions needed to be on the primary ballot for August 26, 2014. Mrs. WilliamsCox stated I am pleased to have reached this milestone in my journey to the Florida House. I am running in a challenging and complicated way, because if elected I will become the first woman to ever serve District 8 in Floridas history and to unseat an incumbent who would be term limited out in two years. As I collected petitions, I was encouraged by citizens not to bow out of this race because they want committed and dedicated representation. It is time for a change. I want to be the agent of change for District 8 that the people deserve. Mrs. Williams-Cox is the Immediate Past President of the Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and currently serves as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororitys South Atlantic Region Cluster IV Coordinator. She is the President of the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Capital Park Baseball Park, Past Region Chair of the Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Past President of the Capital City Democratic Womens Club and is a devoted 25 year member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she is an active member of many ministries. Williams-Cox has also served as Past President of Rickards Football Boosters and School Advisory Council where she led the charge for a new state of the art high school to be built in District 8 on the Southside of Tallahassee. She is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School Class of 1981, Florida A&M University with a degree in Data Processing Technology and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Learn more about the candidate at www.dianne4flhouse. com ments records. I found the same officer filled the same car two days in a row, said Inman Johnson. Midway isnt that big. Theres no need to be driving around in the cars. Henry Hunter, city attorney, did a bit of quick math and estimated the department was using 33 gallons a day. He said he based this figure on a $4 gallon. Inman-Johnson said the officers could adopt a less mobile strategy and still do their job, suggesting officers might park and watch rather than patrol. Public involvement with the city government was also a general area of concern. Minimal attendance at council meetings was a specific concern. We cant answer their questions if theyre not here to ask us, said Councilmember Delores Madison. Willis suggested a reason for their absence: They say we stay too long in the meetings, dont do anything, and dont have any services, said Willis. Weve had citizens come in here and say, We dont get anything. Willis also said, Weve already got our minds all made up how were going to vote on the issues. The council meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. The public is encouraged to attend. CITYContinued from Page A1 provided the informant with a stack of serialized U.S. currency. The informant, according to the earlier report, then met with Shelton alone. The agents watched the informant leave the meeting. Then, according to the earlier report, they followed the informant directly to a predetermined meeting place. Once there, the informant reported Shelton had made the sale, providing about 28 grams of marijuana. The informant also reported Shelton kept a high-powered rifle nearby during the transaction. Shelton faces two separate charges: possession of marijuana and the sale of marijuana. Bond was set at $22,500. Shelton was released the morning after his arrest. DEAContinued from Page A1 EGHS girls gaining ground in flag football Campaign2014 Bethea-Gipson seeks City Commission Seat 1 in Gretna Essie Bethea-Gipson Dianne Williams-Cox, Democrat, seeks State House of Representatives, District 8 seat Dianne Williams-Cox Nakyia AlexanderWinner of the 2014 ASH Pagent Nakyia Maria Alexander is 4 years old and was born to Shylyndria Alexander and Ahmad Hinson. She attends Mt. Zion AME Church, where she is a member of the YPDs. She has one sister, Tabyia Johnson. Nakyia attends Havana Elementary School in the Pre-K program in Gadsden County Florida. She likes going to school and she also likes to sing, dance and once she gets to know you she can hold a good conversation. She won the Miss ASH crown at the ASH YPD Starlight Pageant on March 15 at Friendship AME in Tallahassee. She attends Mt. Zion AME Church, the Rev. Gerrard Lindsey, pastor. Runner-up was Miss Jasmine Richardson, Friendship AME Church, the Rev. Dr. Lenny Marshall, pastor. Blessings to each of them from the entire Alexander-SimpsonHale (ASH) Area YPD, Quincy District. ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThe Gadsden County District School Board released an annual audit on March 27. The audit reviews and assesses the school boards financial activities, dating back to June 30, 2013 To be honest with you, its probably the best audit weve had in years, said Reginald James, superintendant of Gadsden County Schools. It has fewer findings and less questioned costs. The State of Florida Auditor Generals office provided a summary along with the full document. We noted a certain matter involving the Districts internal control over financial reporting and its operation that we consider to be a significant deficiency, according to the auditors summary. However, the significant deficiency is not considered to be a material weakness. The Auditor Generals office included a list of four additional and specific issues in the school boards financial records. According to the summary, Districts IT security controls related to logging and monitoring of network activity needed improvement. Improvements were needed in controls over the reporting of instructional contact hours for adult general education classes to the Florida Department of Education. The District had not developed a written comprehensive information technology (IT) disaster recovery plan. And The District did not obtain the required biennial actuarial valuation to support the amount reported as the liabilSchool district fares well in audit See AUDIT/ Page A14
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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 A11 1-877-676-1403 4052-0424 GCT (Cert# 2805 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2805 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 671 P 1401; OR 645 P 1971; OR 350 P 1135; OR 461 P 446 TRACT 131 & 132, BLK A, HILLSIDE FARMS SUBDIVISION. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 50L0R0S14000000A1310 Name in which assessed: RAY PAYNE Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 4051-0424 GCT (Cert# 1333 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Geraldine Black 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: 1333 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 267 P 8; OR 269 P 537 4 ACRES PER DEED BOOK Z PAGE 556 IN SECTION 32-2N-2W. OR 579 P 1799-1806. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3322N2W0000004330300 Name in which assessed: BARBARA JEAN JOHNSON Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Absolute AuctionBlack Warrior River, creek, Us Hwy 78,Walker County, Alabama parcels, Jasper residential lots, April 17,1:00 pm Details: Gt auctions.com 205.326.0833Granger, Thagard & Assoc, Inc, Jack F Granger #873 Tennessee Log Home Sale! Saturday April 12th Only. New 1200 sf ready to finish log cabin on 10 acres with FREE Boat Slip on 160,000 acre recreational lake. Only $89,900. Excellent financing. 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Call: (843)266-3731 / www .bulldoghiway .com EOE Local Summer Youth Employment Opportunity Teens Are Encouraged to Apply for 2014Youth Training Program WHO: Gadsden County Youth WHAT: Summer Youth Training Program WHEN: Monday June16, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014 WHERE: Various County Offices WINDOW TO APPLY: April 7, 2014 through April 18, 2014 For more information please visit: www.gadsdengov.net or contact the Summer Youth Training Program information line at (850) 875-8660. EEO/AA. ATTN: Drivers! Bring a Rider! $$$ Up to 50 cpm $$$ BCBS + 401k + Pet & Rider Quality Hometime Orientation Sign On Bonus CDL-AReq 877-258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com NURSING CAREERSbegin here -Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219 Local Summer Youth Employment Opportunity Teens Are Encouraged to Apply for 2014Youth Training Program WHO: Gadsden County Youth WHAT: Summer Youth Training Program WHEN: Monday June16, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014 WHERE: Various County Offices WINDOW TO APPLY: April 7, 2014 through April 18, 2014 For more information please visit: www.gadsdengov.net or contact the Summer Youth Training Program information line at (850) 875-8660. EEO/AA. Todays New Ads Land for Sale near Greensboro Floridadriveway, septic tank, well & power pole included $219.80 per month (850) 933-1903 Miss Sunshine Pop Star Music Pageant Hey Girls! Heres Your Chance Win $5,000 Cash, a Recording Contract, and Much More Prizes! 18+ Only -Call (904) 246-8222 Cypress Records.com CNAS & HHASNeeded at Gadsden Senior Services, Inc. Located at 79 Lasalle Lefall Dr., Quincy, FL. Apply in person or call 850-627-9758 for questions. MEDICAL ASSISTANTPart time position in busy Medical Office. Please email resume to: melanieshiver @yahoo.com house Lawn, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy. Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. For more information contact Laurel Bradley 850-8758656 or Olivia Smith 850-875-8671.All proceeds from the event will go towards Relay for Life of Gadsden. Student Art Exhibit to showcase TCC artistsA spring semester tradition will soon provide Tallahassee Community Colleges exceptional student artists with a platform to display the fruits of their labors. The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit will have its formal opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the TCC Fine Art Gallery inside the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The annual showcase features work representing all of TCCs studio art classes, including drawing, painting, illustration, design, printmaking, photography, digital media and jewelry design. The exhibit includes both twoand three-dimensional work in a variety of media and artistic genres. The exhibit will remain in the Fine Art Gallery until April 24. Those who wish to view the students works may visit the gallery during its regular hours, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact Barbara Cohenour, arts events coordinator, at 850-201-9889 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reunion meeting setJames A. Shanks Class of 1974 will have a meeting at 6 p.m. on April 13 at city hall in Quincy. All classmates are asked to be present and on time to discuss plans for the 40th reunion. James Byrd, class president, can be reached at 850-510-1889. Tallahassee Orchid Society hosts 48th annual Orchid Show and Sale Members of the Tallahassee Orchid Society are excited to host their 48th annual orchid show and sale April 12 and April 13 at the Doyle Conner Agricultural Center. The public is invited to come and view this enchanting display of beautiful flowers and orchid art. The Ag Center is at 3125 Conner Blvd. and the show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 and noon to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is free; donations are accepted. For more information about the orchid show, visit www.tallyorchid.org or contact Harriet Wright at 850320-6566 or email email@example.com.Senior Spring Fling set for MidwayThe Senior Spring Fling will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday April 16, at Midway City Hall, 50 Martin Luther King Blvd., Midway. Come for great resources and assistance! By attending, youll be in the drawing for a door prize! For information, call The Elder Helpline: 1-800-963-5337. Unbiased counseling for Medicaid, Medicare and Long-Term Care Insurance (Medicare Savings Part B Assistance/Medicare Advantage Plus), Land Line telephones for people with hearing loss, Caregiver Support, Information and Resources, Medicaid Application Assistance, Utility Assistance (Restrictions May Apply) .Event more than skin deepTRUE BEAUTY ROCKS (A Community Event for Youth) hosted by Gadsden Junior Chapter National Hookup of Black Women Inc. will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the gymnasium of East Gadsden High School, 27001 Blue Star Highway (Hwy. 90W), Havana. Highlights include hair stylists, barbers, skin-care consultants, step dancers and African-American dance. Refreshments will be sold. For information, contact Ms. Lauren Wright at 860-874-8137 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecial event at jailThere will be a baptismal service at noon Friday, April 18, at the Gadsden County Jail, Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy. Family, friends, churches and the Gadsden County community are invited to celebrate this occasion. Sheriff Morris Young, Maj. Robert Barkley and Chaplain Jimmy Salters. For information, call 850-4438020.Broadway actor leading master class at QMTIf you are Big Bend actor dreaming of a career on Broadway, but arent sure what to put on a professional resum; how to find casting calls; what modern head shots look like; or where to gain local acting experience, you can stop dreaming and start doing by attending a special Audition Master Class conducted by Broadway actor L. Steven Taylor by special arrangement at the Quincy Music Theatre on April 14. L. Steven Taylor who has starred as Mufasa and Scar in The Lion King on Broadway, and is now travelling around the world on tour, has arranged to stop in Tallahassee for one day to give a highly-instructive workshop revealing the secrets of professional musical theater auditions. Participants will learn audition etiquette; where to find auditions and agents; how to make better song selections; key resum and photo musthaves; and how to make your character come alive when you audition. Anyone ages 14 and up with dreams of a life in the theatre should not miss this opportunity! The cost is just $20 for attending this comprehensive workshop, which will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 at Quincy Music Theatre in downtown Quincy. In order to demonstrate audition techniques, Taylor will select a few people to be critiqued on stage. Check the QMT web site at www.qmt.org to see how on-stage participants will be selected. You do not need to audition to attend this wonderful lecture class, simply press buy tickets to bypass the on-stage audition process. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.qmt.org or phone 850-875-9444.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.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 627-8730. The most important meal of the day for a good cause The 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.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 A3 L. Steven Taylor in costume for a role in The Lion King. Photo submitted James A. Shanks High School and is a pharmacist at KMART. As a way of honoring their mothers and giving back to the Gadsden County educational system and to promote careers in STEM, both agreed to help minority high school seniors attain their educational and career goals by providing two $500 dollar scholarships. Because students from the former Chattahoochee High School attend West Gadsden High School and students from the former James A. Shanks High School attend East Gadsden High School, a $500 dollar scholarship will be offered to one minority student from each school to support their studies in the areas of STEM. Applications can be picked up at East Gadsden High School or West Gadsden High School. For information, please contact Dr. Lasheba Travis at email@example.com. 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A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4074-0410 GCT McCray, Agnes Case No. 2013 CP323 Notice of Action IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,FLORIDA File No. 2013 CP323 IN RE: The Estate of: AGNES McCRAY Deceased. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Rosa McCray, Maggie McCray, Carrie McCray, Willie McCray, Lynette McCray-Williams, Karen McCray-Benedict, Altonya McCray-Estrada, Avery McCray-Chambers, David Buggs, Willie L. Buggs, Luisa Brown, Sandra Faye, SebronGreen, Sr., Shirley Green-Brown, Barbara Green-Kelly, Sebron Green, Jr., Louella McCray, Akeem Parlon, Lucille McCray-Sheppard, Phillip Graham, Gloria Jean Graham, Priscilla Graham-Johnson, Curtis Graham, Charles Graham, Fred Graham and any unknown heirs at law, assigns, devisees, grantees, and any other parties claiming any interest by or through aforesaid parties, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Determination of Heirs and Beneficiaries has been filed in the above entitled estate relative to your interest in the following-described real property located in Gadsden County, Florida: Gadsden County Parcel ID# 4-18-1N-2W-0000-00244-0000; Gadsden County Parcel ID# 4-18-1N-2W-0000-00241-0100. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on the Petitioners attorney, Harold M. Knowles, Esquire, whose address is 3065 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 on or before the day of 2014, 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 against you for the relief demanded in the Petition AS CLERK OF COURT [CIRCUITCOURTSEAL] By: DEPUTYCLERK HAROLD M. KNOWLES, Florida Bar Number: 174354 Knowles & Randolph, P.A. 3065 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL. 32301, Phone:(850)222-3768, Fax:(850)561-0397 April 3 & 10, 2014 4075-0410 GCT vs. Johnson, Regina B. 12000 827 CAA 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. 12000 827 CAA Division: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-EQ1 Plaintiff, vs. REGINA BUTLER JOHNSON, ANTONIO JOHNSON, RUSTLING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASOCIATION, INC., 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 May 22, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: LOT 3, BLOCK I, 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. and commonly known as: 390 LOBLOLLY CIRCLE, 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 22, 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 24th day of March, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Edward B. Pritchard, (813)229-0900 x1309 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com April 3 & 10, 2014 4079-0417 GCT vs. Green, Ellen heirs 20-2013-CA-001147 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2013-CA-001147 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ELLEN GREEN A/K/A ELLEN R. GREEN, A/K/A ELLEN WALKER GREEN A/K/A ELLEN RANDOLPH GREEN F/K/A ELLEN R. WALKER F/K/A ELLEN WALKER, DECEASED, et al, 4080-0417 TWN vs. Holloman, Sandra 2012CA000826 Re-Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2012CA000826 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HOLLOMAN, SANDRA, et. al, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2012CA000826 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and, HOLLOMAN, SANDRA, et. al., are Defendants, Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, South Front Steps, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of April, 2014, the following described property: LOT 19, BLOCK A GRETNA ESTATES, UNIT NO. 2, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 10A OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF GADSEN COUNTY, FLORIDA 125 LAKE GRETNA ROAD, GRETNA, FL 32332 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26 day of March, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk **IMPORTANT** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. April 10 & 17, 2014. 20187.8149 4081-0417 GCT vs. Boney, Melissa L. 2013-CA-000196 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2013-CA-000196 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Melissa L. Boney a/k/a Melissa Boney; The Unknown Spouse of Melissa L. Boney a/k/a Melissa Boney; Kathleen Grow; Richard Michael Vaughan Jr. a/k/a Richard M. Vaughan; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000196 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Melissa L. Boney a/k/a Melissa Boney are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Nicholas Thomas, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on May 6, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES EAST, 793.0 FEET, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 13, TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES EAST, 580 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTE WEST, 218.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES WEST, 61.94 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES WEST, 100.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES WEST, 218.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES EAST, 100.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTE EAST, 218.0 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING LOT NO. 89, OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT IN OCKLOCKNEE ESTATES TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 1977, VIN#: T3919A AND VIN#: T3919B ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Nicholas Thomas, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) /s/ Charlotte Willeby, DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 April 10 & 17, 2014. 12-250791 FC03 W50 4082-0417 GCT vs. Speigner, Gary A. 13000921CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000921CAA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. GARY A. SPEIGNER; NORMA J. SPEIGNER; ROBERT C. HARRELL; HIDDEN LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF HAVANA FL., INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000921CAA, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and GARY A. SPEIGNER; NORMA J. SPEIGNER; ROBERT C. HARRELL; HIDDEN LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF HAVANA FL., INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE SOUTH STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE., AT 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY IN GADSDEN County, FLORIDA 32351, at 11:00 A.M., on the 20 day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK C, HIDDEN LAKE PHASE I & II AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 81 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME VIN NUMBERS FLHML3B139826142A AND FLHML3B139826142B AND TITLE NUMBERS 89585957 AND 89586148 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18 day March, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, As Clerk of said Court (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 10 East Jefferson, Rm.108, Quincy, Fl 32352, Phone No. (850) 875-8601 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A., 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324, Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: firstname.lastname@example.org April 10 & 17, 2014. 13-04432 JPC Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ELLEN GREEN A/K/A ELLEN R. GREEN, A/K/A ELLEN WALKER GREEN A/K/A ELLEN RANDOLPH GREEN F/K/A ELLEN R. WALKER F/K/A ELLEN WALKER, DECEASED Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address: Unknown 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 Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gadsden County, Florida: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 209 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 209 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 209 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 209 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS 1987 OMNI TRAILERS, VIN #010638A WITH TITLE #43603123, AND VIN #010638B WITH TITLE #43540768. A/K/A 182 ASTOR AVENUE, QUINCY, FL 32352 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before May 10, 2014 service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Gadsden County Times. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 28 day of March, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts at the Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351, telephone numbers (850) 875-8601 for voice or (850) 875-8612 for fax, within two working days of your receipt of this document. To file response please contact Gadsden County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353. April 10 & 17, 2014. EF -13-115070 4083-0417 GCT Kelly Sr., Harold R. 14000092CPA Notice of Administration PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14000092CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD R. KELLY, SR., Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of HAROLD R. KELLY, SR., deceased, File Number 14000092CPA, is pending in the Circuit Court for GADSDEN County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 10, 2014. Personal Representative /s/ HAROLD R. KELLY, JR. 290 Kelly Farms Road, Havana, Florida 32333 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Paul F. Hartsfield, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0219045 4913 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303 (850) 562-1444 April 10 & 17, 2014. 4084-0417 GCT Butler, Mary Anne 2014 000068 CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014 000068 CPA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY ANNE BUTLER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of MARY ANNE BUTLER, deceased, whose date of death was 12 February 2014; is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division; Case Number 2014 000068 CPA, the address of which is, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: April 10, 2014. Personal Representative: Miller Lewis Butler 306 Live Oak Lane East, Havana, FL 32333 Attorney for Personal Representative: James R. Brewster, Esquire, Florida Bar No.; 440787 Suite 203, The Walker Building, 547 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Telephone: (850) 561-1037 April 10 & 17, 2014. 4053-0424 GCT (Cert# 1330 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1330 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : COMM AT THE SEC OF THE SW 1/4, RUN W 1340.27 FT., S 89 DEG 31 MIN 21 W 545.50 FT TO BEG. RUN S 89 DEG 31 MIN 21 W 774.25 FT., N 00 DEG 15 MIN 40 W 399.91 FT., N 89 DEG 44 MIN 20 E 548.08 FT., S 89 DEG 39 MIN 25 W 166.59 FT., S 122.28 FT., E 338.70 FT., S 149.21 FT TO THE P.O.B. OR 340 P 1784. IN SECTION 32-2N-2W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3322N2W0000003330500 Name in which assessed: Paul D Ford C/O Lark Ford Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4054-0424 GCT (Cert# 531 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 531 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 166 P 105, OR 464 P 830 N 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF SE 1/4.LESS PARTS SOLD IN SECTION 3-3N-3W. ALSO LESS THE FOLLOWING PER OR 525 P 1277 COMM AT THE NEC OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECT 3-3N-3W, RUN SOUTH 210 FT; SOUTH 238.65 FT TO BEGIN; WEST 210 FT; WEST 272.88 FT; SOUTH 211.35 FT; EAST 482 FT; NORTH 211 FT TO POB PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2033N3W0000004320200 Name in which assessed: MICHAEL GLENN; MARTHA ANDREWS Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4055-0424 GCT (Cert# 399 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 399 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 6, BLK A HIDDEN LAKES SUBDV PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 81 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2333N2W15220000A0060 Name in which assessed: ROBERT C HARRELL Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4056-0424 GCT (Cert# 54 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 54 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 565 P 1391; OR 374 P 1327-BEGIN 26 FT W OF NEC OF LOT 8 EDWARDS ADD RUN S 100 FT W 23.8 FT N 100 FT E 23.8 FT TO POB. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 1334N6W0050000000082 Name in which assessed: CLAUDE K HILTON 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 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4057-0424 GCT (Cert# 492 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 492 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 283 P 389 LOT 7, BLK A, MADISON WILLIAMS ESTATES SUBDV; COMM AT SWC, RUN N 01 DEG & 27 MIN E 682 FT TO POB. N 01 DEG & 27 MIN E 109 FT, S 88 DEG & 50 MIN E 145 FT, S 01 DEG & 27 MIN W 109 FT, N 88 DEG & 50 MIN W 145 FT TO THE POB. IN SECTION 35-3N-2W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2353N2W0000003330700 Name in which assessed: Geneva Cummings C/O Harriett Johnson Spencer Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4058-0424 GCT (Cert# 457 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 457 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 587 P 1884; OR 574 P 314; OR 505 P 1865; OR 555 P 485; OR 430 P 1268; OR 473 P 677; OR 409 P 451; OR 429 P 533 LOT 27 BLOCK A TOBACCO ROAD UNIT 2, OR 429 P 1156 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2343N2W03150000A0270 Name in which assessed: Larry Miller and Ann Miller Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4059-0424 GCT (Cert# 397 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 397 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 541 P 1005 LOT 2, BLK A, HIDDEN LAKES SUBDV PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 81 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2333N2W15220000A0020 Name in which assessed: GWENDOLYN J CUAVERS Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4060-0424 GCT (Cert# 219 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 219 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 19, BLK B, HINSON HEIGHTS. OR 149 P 8 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2143N2W01550000B0190 Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF WILLIE BUTLER Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4061-0424 GCT (Cert# 90 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 90 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 564 P 883 LOT 33, BLOCK B, QUAIL RIDGE PHASE II & III, PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 69. OR 496 P 302; OR 238 P 251 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2063N1W15070000B0330 Name in which assessed: Johnny Walker; Sugar Plum Properties Associates Ltd.; Also Mobile Home in Name of Gregory Wayne Lollie Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4062-0424 GCT (Cert# 88 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 88 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 486 P 938 LOT 13, BLOCK B QUAIL RIDGE PHASE II & III, PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 69. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2063N1W15070000B0130 Name in which assessed: Terry T Thompson Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4063-0424 GCT (Cert# 21 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 21 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 436 P 1125; OR 187 P 640; COMM AT A PT 330 FT W AND 660 FT N OF SEC WHICH IS THE POB. RUN W 150 FT, S 264 FT, E 150 FT, N 264 FT TO THE POB. IN SECTION 31-4N-5W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 1314N5W0000004440100 Name in which assessed: ANN L DICKSON Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4064-0424 GCT (Cert# 2 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 2 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 335 P 1849. BEGIN AT SEC OF SECTION 33-4-4, RUN N 00 DEG 33 MIN W 150 FT., W 600 FT., S 00 DEG 33 MIN E 150 FT., E 600 FT TO POB. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 1334N4W0000004440000 Name in which assessed: DAVID HENDERSON II Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 A13 TALLAHASSEE Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointments of three community leaders as the newest members of the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees. Jonathan Kilpatrick, 45, of Crawfordville, is a technology manager for the City of Tallahassee. He currently serves as a commissioned captain for cyber systems in the Florida Air National Guard. Kilpatrick received his bachelors and masters degrees from Troy State University. He succeeds Trustee Allison DeFoor. Randolph Pople, 64, of Quincy, is the chief operating officer of Pople Financial Consulting. He previously served as president of the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council and of the trust division for the Florida Bankers Association. Pople received his bachelors degree from Memphis State University. He was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the board. Kevin Vaughn, 52, of Tallahassee, is the president of Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc. He currently serves as president of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and previously served as chair of the Wakulla Economic Development Council. Vaughn succeeds Trustee Dana Callen. TCC President Jim Murdaugh welcomed the appointments, saying, I am quite pleased that each of our new trustees brings great energy, enthusiasm and history with our College. Murdaugh also took the opportunity to thank outgoing trustees Dana Callen and Allison DeFoor, both of whom were appointed in 2009. Trustee DeFoor and Trustee Callen have served not only TCC but the community as a whole with tremendous dedication. We deeply appreciate their service, said Murdaugh. The District Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for Tallahassee Community College. All three of the new trustees were appointed for terms beginning March 28, 2014, and ending May 31, 2017. Appointments are made by the governor and are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. GEMS students must reapply for 2014-2015 school yearGadsden Elementary Magnet School (GEMS) is taking inventory of students returning for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents are asked to complete an application indicating their child/children are returning to GEMS. This process will assist the schools planning for next school year. It is essential that students in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade have a completed 2014-2015 Returning Student form on file for next school year. GEMS enrollment will remain with pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. GEMS will accept applications for new students for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents may complete applications in the schools office the week of May 1 to 9 for kindergarten through eighth grade. Vacant positions will be filled on a first-come basis and those who meet school criteria. 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LORI FITZPATRICK Two important anniversaries are being celebrated this year. It was 40 years ago that President Richard Nixon declared the first National Volunteer Week and it was that same year, 1974, that the first hospice in America opened its doors in Connecticut. April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week and during this important time of recognition, its fitting that we honor our nations 400,000 hospice volunteers for the heroic work they do to ensure people with serious illnesses find comfort, love and respect. At Covenant Hospice more than 2,000 trained volunteers give of themselves to support patients and families during one of lifes most challenging experiences. These dedicated volunteers are helping patients and families live as fully as possible and our community is better because of their service. Covenants slogan, Every Moment is a Memory in the Making, reflects the quality time made possible by the loving support of volunteers. Covenant volunteers spend time visiting with patients, provide emotional support and practical help for caregivers, serve as ambassadors in our community, raise funds for our non-profit organization, help in our offices, provide bereavement support for people who have lost a loved one and more. Our next volunteer training will be held next week. I encourage others to learn more about Covenant Hospice and invite you to volunteer your time, make a donation, or help someone who needs our care to contact us. For information, visit www.covenanthospice.org or call 850-575-4998. Lori FitzpatrickA14THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL10, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HVHC Continuous flowing spring-fed river running thru property and just yards from your door WEKIVA RIVER PROPERTY LEVY COUNTY, FL PRICE REDUCED DAVID G. GRIFFIN REAL ESTATE 352-795-0330 $495,000 $425,000 Pasture for horses. Outbuildings. Goethe Forest hunting. HOME #1: 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 6,200 sq. ft., fireplace, formal dining/ living rooms, 2-car garage and carport. HOME #2: (not shown) 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2,170 sq. ft. Beautiful spring-fed swimming hole under Oaks & Cypress HOME #1 $ 395,000 000HWHN ity for other postemployment benefits provided by the District. With one area of exception, the summary also said the district complied with all requirements that could impose a direct material effect on the schools various federal awards programs. The school boards special education finances provided the lone wrinkle in this particular group of financial records. The summary indicates instances of noncompliance and control deficiencies in the schools special education expenses. The District did not have adequate procedures to monitor its compliance with the special education cluster programs maintenance of effort requirement, resulting in a maintenance of effort shortfall of $224,650, according to the audit summary. James said maintenance of effort is a relative measure that compares a particular group of expenses from one fiscal year to the next. With a hampered economy and financially troubled schools across the state, this particular issue identified on the audit is so common that James said it will not affect the district. We have already been informed that thats probably going to be removed, said James. The summary also said, The District used Race-to-the-Top program funds for expenditures incurred outside the period of availability, resulting in $10,278 of questioned costs. James said this glitch was the result of an expense occurring outside a predetermined timeline. AUDITContinued from Page A9 Padgetts Jewelry in Quincy hosted an event Friday, April 4, to retire selected Pandora charms. The colorful spread, shown here, included a variety of homemade goodies such as pecan tassies and meatballs. Guests visit during a recent Gadsden Art Center reception to mark the opening of an exhibit in memory of Julia Munroe Woodward. Masterworks on the Move: American Painting from Wesleyan College will be on display through May 17 at the GAC. This historically exhibition features late 19thand early 20th-century masterpieces by leading American painters such as William Stanley Haseltine, Hugh Bolton Jones and Chauncey F. Ryder. Visitors can enjoy a free tour with curator Angie Barry at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 11; a free lecture on American Painting by Kristi Peterson, Ph.d (Ab.d.) will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19. For information, call 850-875-4866. Photo by Cheri Harris Gathering honors art patrons memory Covenant Hospice marks National Volunteer Week Charming event Candidate to host meeting Ronterious Ron Green is hosting A Community Chat for Change at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the William Bill McGill Public Library in Quincy. This event is a community forum for the residents of District One in Quincy. The candidate wants to chat with District One residents about their concerns and suggestions for the progress of the district and the city of Quincy.