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Fla. attorney general to speak
at Veterans' Day/Ronald
Reagan Tribute Dinner
A final look at
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evaluating tools...Page 7
State offers program that will
inspect homes for free ...Page 2
Vets Day in
Retired Brigadier General set to
keynote event ... Page 7
But EGHS loss ends early due
to fight ...Page 8
Art in Gadsden, the landmark
exhibition that first brought fine art to
school children and families in the
region in 1989, enters its 19th year
with the broadest selection of quality
art works in the show's history.
Everyone is invited to the Awards
Ceremony, and Opening Reception on
Friday, Nov. 9 beginning at 7 pm.
Visitors will enjoy delicious
homemade food and refreshments
: Over 100 talented artists living
within 200 miles of Quincy were
selected for inclusion in this
prestigious, juried exhibition and the
See ART on Page 3
County discusses hospital, recycling
Two companies still interested
in managing a local hospital
by ALICE DU PONT
Ciag Mhllillan. chajiiman ot
Gadsden Ho.pital. Inc.. tild the
Boaid of County Commissione.s s;id
they could not make a
leconimnendatjio tor a company' toi
manage the hoplital without lihe
cenlcal access designation. The Boa;d
of County Cnimnussionei.r ai.ked HGI
member- to continue meeting and it\
to make a recommendation hem\een
the two remaining companies.
Tallahassee Memoial Healthcaie,
Inc. and Aliant Mnagement
Set ice' of Loui;b'lle, KY are the
oill\ two compaiunie left. ut Iof 3 0.
that ha\e e\pLtesed interest in
managing the hospital
"I ha\e no problem with tying to
pursue anN lurthei options ito get the
hospital open). We're geographical
challenged. Oui population is east
and people are not going to go est
v hen there can go east to Tallahassee.
\\e cannot operate a hospital on three
paying people,' McMlillan sjid.
See HOSPITAL on Page 6
Commissioner asks for formal
investigation into recycling issue
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Several Gadsden County officials are
up in arms o\er the cessation of the
county curbside recycling service.
with others questioning whether items
they sorted and left in bins for
collecuon \%ere ever recycled at all.
District II County Commissioner
Doug Croley said he began to look
into the issue after a number of his
constituents called him to complain
about the situnton.
The Board of County Commissioners
voted Oct. 3 to end the curbside
service and place recycling bins at
county rural wastes sites instead.
But Croley says county workers took
895 tons of recyclable material to the
Decatur County, Ga. Sold Waste
facility from Oct.1-31.
In a letter to state Department of
See RECYCLING on Page 6
U.S. Army Spc. Gina Chapman was awarded the prestigious Purple Heart for her role in the war
in Iraq. (Photo by Leslie Roberts)
receives Purple Heart
for Iraq duty injury
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
What U.S. Army Spc. Gina Chapman lacks in height,
she makes up for in heart.
At 5-foot-3 and weighing around 120 pounds.
Chapman become the 288th woman to receive the
Purple Heart in July at the Army Veterans
Administration Hospital in Augusta, Ga., and the first
female recipients of the Purple Heart at the uptown VA
She and other veterans will march in Monday's
Veterans Day Parade in Tallahassee.
The 25-year-old Greensboro native takes it all in
After her graduation from Greensboro High School
in 2000, she joined the Army National Guard hoping to
be able to study respiratory therapy at Tallahassee
Community College while serving in the ANG.
"It seemed like a good option," she said. "I knew I
wanted to be in the military."
Chapman volunteered in August, 2006 to go'to Iraq
to fight in the war. She trained at Camp Shelby in
"I did it for a lot of reasons," she said. "Mainly, I felt
like I wanted to do my part."
While serving in Mosul, Iraq in March, Chapman.
Swho was driving an armored security vehicle on
routine patrol, was injured. The truck drove over an
explosive device, shattering her right foot and a fellow
soldier's left foot. She was in a cast for three months
See PURPLE HEART on Page 2
Officials hope playing cards will help solve crimes
Morgan of the
holds some of the
playing cards that
will be distributed in
local jails and
by ALICE DU PONT
Gadsden County has joined law
enforcement officers throughout
the region in a novel approach to
helping solve crimes. In the next
few weeks playing cards will be
distributed in jails and
correctional facilities throughout
Each of the 52 playing cards
profile homicides and missing
persons from Gadsden, leon and
other counties. In all, according
to Major Morgan, 13 of the 52
cards are people from Gadsden
"Each tells a little about the
case in'hopes that someone will
know something that will help us
solve the crime. This approach
has been very been successful in
south Florida," Morgan said.
The King of Diamonds is the
"unsolved homicide" of Deborah
Jean Copeland. It reads "27 year
old Black Female on 1/29/86
Copeland's, body was found on
the edge of a clay road in
Gadsden County near
vehicle, 1980 Pontiac Phoenix,
was located approximately one
mile from where Copeland's
body was found."
The six of Hearts is the
"missing person" of Mary Lou
Bivins. It reads "46-year-old
Black Female was last seen on
6/1/02. Despite her addiction to
alcohol Helen Jackson, the sister
of Bivins, said Mary would
never leave home without telling
At the bottom of each card is
the number of the Big Bend
Crime Stoppers tip line: 1-888-
Morgan said the cards will be
distributed in. all of the cells in
the next few weeks.
The cards were paid for by Big
Bend Crime Stoppers at no cost
to the Gadsden County Sheriffs
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PURPLE HEART from Page 1
and continues with physical
therapy for the injury.
"We were doing a routine
mission," she recalled. "We were on
our way to an Iraqi police station
for transition training and all of the
sudden, a loud explosive went off
under our truck. Everything just
blew off and flew off there were
no brakes left. I could see blood
coming from under my boot."
The third person in the truck, a
gunner, was not seriously injured
due to his location in the truck's
The group called for help and was
transported to a medic unit.
Chapman later had to undergo
surgery during which doctors
installed a titanium plate and nine
screws in her foot.
Even so, she's grateful the injury
"I thank God it wasn't any worse.
I \yas very, very fortunate," she
said. "I was blessed. I've seen
worse believe me."
Chapman, who has a 7-year-old
son, Jordan, said she thought about
her family during the first few
moments after the explosion.
"I was thinking about family,
thinking, 'I've got to live because
I've got to be there for my son,'"
Chapman's father, William
Alexander, told her he was proud of
her decision to go to Iraq.
"He thought it was very
courageous of me he really
supported me," she said.
Her mother, Sarah Williams, is
proud of her as well, as is her
brother, Joshua Chapman.
Chapman says she has not yet
decided whether she will re-enlist
after her term in the Army is up in
She readily acknowledges it was
difficult to be away from her son.
But she is also passionate about
her career in the military.
"A lot of females don't do the
kind of work I do it kind of sends
a statement," she said of her being
given the Purple Heart. "Female
soldiers can do just as much I was
doing raids and searches. And
there's another side: I like to be in
the middle of action and
Her hopes are to finish her degree
at TCC and go back in as an officer.
Program offers home inspections
by ALICE DU PONT-
As Hurricane Noel, a late-season
event, churned around in the ocean
last week, residents were again
reminded to take the opportunity to
participate in a free program
designed to protect Floridians'
homes from damages caused by
The My Safe Florida Program
was created by the state Legislature
in 2006 to help Floridians
strengthen their homes against
hurricanes. Local residents, who
meet the criteria, may be eligible
for a free wind inspection which
will tell them how to best protect
their homes. Also, if they meet
certain requirements they can be
eligible to apply for a matching
grant of up to $5,000, according to
Arthur Youngblood, outreach
coordinator in the Bureau of
Consumer Assistance in the Florida
Department of Financial Services.
, Unfortunately, only a few people
in Gadsden County have taken
advantage of the free program
because, Youngblood said, people
here don't really believe a hurricane
will hit. Only 21 people have
applied for the program, he said,
with 16 having had inspections
"The Florida Legislature has paid
for 400,000 inspections, but if they
aren't used they will probably cut it
to about half when the program
comes up for renewal," Youngblood
The inspections are conducted by
trained and certified wind
However, the inspections are only
available to Floridians living in
single-family, site built homes.
Following the inspection the
homeowner will be issued a report
*summarize and identify
*provide cost estimates to make
*provide potential premium
discount information. (if
homeowner provided insurance
information when they applied)
based on current structure of home
or if improvements are made.
*a hurricane resistance rating
specific to the home as is and a
projected score if improvements are
Youngblood said that as many as
70 percent of the people who
receive the free wind inspection are
eligible for discounts on their wind
insurance premium without making
a single improvements.
Most people, however, save an
average of about $150 per year on
To be eligible for the program, the
homeowner must have a home that:
*has a building permit application
for initial construction made before
March 1, 2002.
*has insured value of $300,000 or
*has a valid homestead exemption
*is located in the wind-borne
*has undergone a hurricane
.The matching grants can be used
only for window and door opening
protections (including garage doors)
and bracing gable ends.
According to information
provided by Youngblood, 1,601
people have received
reimbursements totaling $5.2
million dollars since the program
began and more than 12,918
homeowners have been approved to
make improvements to their homes
and received a.matching grant once
the work has been completed.
"This program is free with no
strings attached. It will help people
harden their homes against
hurricane damage," Youngblood
said. He said everyone, who meets
the requirements, should sign up for
a free wind inspection by calling '1-
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Pew Rally at Arnett at 4
A Pew Rally will be held at Arnett
Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday,
Nov.llth at 4 p.m. where the Rev.
Willie E. Hagan is the pastor. The
speaker for this occasion will be the
Rev. Leroy Colston along with the
Fellowship Mass Choir. Please
come out and help us fill up the
pews and lift up the holy name of
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church located at 840 West Dunn
Street in Tallahassee will celebrate
their 59th Annual Women's Day
Observance. This year's theme is
"Christian Women Uniting
Together." The featured speaker
will be Mrs. JoAnn Kimble of
Quincy. Mrs. Kimble is the
Executive Assistant to the
Superintendent of Gadsden County
Schools. On Sunday, Nov. 11th @
9:30a.m. The Church School
Program and at 11:00 a.m. will be
our featured speaker.
On Saturday, Nov.lOth at 9:00
a.m., a Prayer Breakfast is
scheduled, Tickets for the breakfast
is $7.00 each, we, at Philadelphia
are looking forward to a spirit filled
weekend promoting unity among
Christian women. For further
information please contact
Gwendolyn McGhee at 576-7947.
Revival Services with
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nightly. The Revival will end on
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speaker will be Bishop Horace
Smith. The church is located at
1415 Daniel Street behind Pineview
Elementary School, for information
please call 576-9711 or 576-6488.
Please come and join us for a Holy
Ghost' time of Deliverance,
Renewal and Restoration.
St. Mark M.B. Church
Saint Mark M.B. Church cordially
invite all former members and
friends to join us in celebrating our
annual Harvest/Homecoming Day
Service on Sunday, Nov.llth at
Our guest will be Rev Charles
Burney and the Rebirth Community
MBC, the church is located at 319
Holt Lane (Shiloh Community). We
look forward to seeing you.
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The 19th Annual Art In
Gadsden will be juried by
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Fontbonne College, St.
Louis, Missouri in Painting,
and his Master of Fine Arts
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Bloomington, Indiana, also
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north Florida since 1985
and is a member of the
Gadsden Arts Center. Come
and find out which
take home this
The Gadsden Arts Center
is located at 13 North
Madison St. oni Quincy's
historic courthouse square.
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'A free exchange of ideas is necessary lor good government and good connfiini'iLities.
As long as we think, we can be better than we are.
By Alice DuPont, Editor
Coffee and art: A good combo
Several months ago when I heard that the
Gadsden Arts Center was considering a
coffee shop, I thought it was a great idea. I
had seen on television in other cities where
galleries were going the same route to allow
patrons the opportunity to sit and have a cup
of tea or coffee and enjoy the art work.
There are many restaurants nationwide
that have local art works, on a rotating
basis, in spaces dedicated to showcasing art.
I thought someone had a good idea because
I have been downtown on at least 20 times
when visitors to the center or people on the
historic walking tour have asked me on
Saturday afternoon where they can get a
nice sandwich or salad and something cold
or hot to drink.
Last year, I had meeting on Saturday
around lunch with a reporter from the
Miami Herald. Our meeting lasted about an
hour and before leaving; he said "I'd like to
see more of Quincy, but I didn't have any
breakfast, where can I pick up something
light?" he asked.
All I could name was all of the fast food
restaurants.that line U.S. Highway 90,
starting with Hardees. I felt like we were
small, hick town. He then said he'd go on
back to Tallahassee.
I wished I could have steered him to a nice
little place where he could get something
good to eat so that when he went back to
Miami, he would say he had lunch at this
terrific little cafe inside this beautiful
gallery in Quincy. Those are the kinds of
comments that get more people coming
here to spend a morning, afternoon or a day
seeing what we have to offer.
Just as I was waiting to find out when the
gallery cafe was going to open I as
informed that the whole idea was back to
square one. I was disappointed. I don't
know why the powers that are in charge of
such things want to re-think the concept but
I seems as if, around here, once an idea
goes back to the drawing board, it is close
to never happening.
Those who don't want cafe must have a
good reason, at least for them, but some
galleries have become asfamous for their
fine cuisine as they have for their exhibits.
In some cities, the gallery has become a
destination for both fine dining and fine art.
I'm not saying that we are ready for a five
star restaurant but I think we ought to be
able to accommodate a cafe with bagel and
a cup of green tea.
Please don't let this idea go the way that so
many other good ideas for downtown have
Veterans Day is upon us again.
And I'm sitting here thinking about Trudy
Sullivan. And '56 Chevrolets. Archie
Moore's pond. Buddy Wiggleton. John
Motheral's Drugstore. Ricky Hale and
Charlotte Melton. Lord, I think about
Charlotte Melton a lot.
I've heard Mother say a thousand times that
she raised her sons at the exact best time on
earth to be "growing off' children.."The war
(she was referring to World War II) was over.
The other thing (she meant Viet Nam) hadn't
started yet. It was such a peaceful, perhaps
naive, but almost idyllic time for bringing up
Mother was thankful.
I just enjoyed it.When Vicki Fields was
chasing us across the elementary school
playground we weren't studying on world
wide peace or economic freedom or what
went on in the Argonne Forrest in 1918!
Shucks, we were trying to outrun the stigma
of being caught by a girl! I hopped oi. the
monkey bars and stuck out my tongue at Pam
Collins. I tackled Jimmy Mabry when he tried
to run past.me...... You ask any American
soldier that went off to war and he will tell
you that is exactly what they were fighting
We didn't have a clue. Mr. Ross Fletcher's
right arm was cut off up above the elbow. We
didn't think nothing about it. None of us had
ever seen him any other way. Besides, he
could do the work of two men even with the
handicap. He'd sit up on the front porch of
Woodrow Kennon's store and roll a smoke
with his good arm and tell you about how tall
his corn "was looking" and how much his
cotton "would make" come September.
We'd never heard of Guadalcanal. And it
never dawned on us that Mr. Fletcher had
ever left the county.
You talk about running through fields of
clover! Our whole world was "a Saturday
night dance, a bottle of Coke and the joy that
the blue birds bring". By junior high I was
chasing Vicki Fields. We played baseball on
that lot down by the pajama factory until
somebody had to go home to milk. And one
fall day, walking home after school, I kissed
Charlotte right on the mouth!
I knew my Father had been in the war. That
old ugly green jacket with the ribbons and
stars stuck to it hung in their closet. He.never
said anything. And we figured that's just what
fathers were supposed to do.....go off to war
Bobby Brewer would come over and we'd
explore down by the big ditch. Or hitch a ride
out tothe Dairy Bar. I was sitting right behind
him in English when he told Miss Bryant he
didn't have to listen to her! He had rights!
This was a free country! She whipped him. I
think maybe the principal whipped him. And I
know he got whipped when he got home.
We certainly had rights. We just weren't
sure where they came from. Or how this
country maintained them.....Bobby sure
didn't know didly about how to use them!
The old men would come to the school in
November. They had these funny long narrow
hats that were the same color as Dad's army
jacket. The whole school--- high school,
junior high and elementary--- would turn out
'by the flag pole. Somebody would give a talk,
the band would play The Star Spangled
Banner and these older guys would fire a little
toy cannon. Miss Carolyn had taught us back
in the first grade that it was Armistice Day.
We liked it mostly because we got out of
class. Reading in a book about storming a
German entrenchment was not like being
there..... Besides it was just Mr. Jack'Cantrell
and Red Melton and Mr. Cannon and a few
others that lived in the community.
Please don'tjudge us too harshly. Even by
high school, when we were old enough to
start to understand, we were just too busy
enjoying our freedoms to worry about how
we got them.....or who died to keep them for
Every day was a blast! It was a world of
football games, basketball practice and long
bus rides back from field trips to Mammoth
Cave and Paris Landing. We learned to drive.
We enjoyed Elvis, Carl Perkins and the
Coasters. We threw spitballs in Latin. Me and
Jane Hill would split a cherry Coke at
Motheral's Drugstore. School was the perfect
backdrop for our on-going escapades.....
It was as far as you could get from Omaha
Beach. Or the Burma Road. Or the Bridge at
Remagen. We had never heard of Mt.
Suribachi or Palawan Island.
We knew that Ronald Jenkins had no father.
And somewhere in my memory bank I
remember that he had died in the war. I also
remember that Mrs. Jenkins struggled to make
ends meet. I remember that Ronald didn't
spend much time at the Dairy Bar. His clothes
might have been a "step" behind ours. And in
an era when we all were required to work, he
did more than his share.....
I regret that I don't know the details of how
and where Mr. Jenkins fell.
And, looking back, that's not my only
regret. I wish I had paid more attention to the
speaker on Armistice Day. I wish I'd looked
more closely at those stars and ribbons on
Daddy's jacket. I wish I had bought Mr.
SFletcher a Dr. Pepper.....and thanked him. I
wish now I had stopped the baseball game
and went up in the stands and hugged Mr.
Jack Cantrell. I wish I'd bought a boiled egg
down at the City Caf6 and given it to Mr.
Melton. I wish I'd invited Ronald over to
I should have done something!
I let those veterans down. But you know
what? They'd gladly do it over for me.
Without hesitating! I'm the guy they go off to
T hisJust In
by Leslie Roberts,
What comes around, goes around
There are more rumors swirling
around Gadsden County's recycling
program than Rex Reed could shake a
There may have only been slightly
more than 1,000 folks in the county
that took advantage of curbside
recycling, but boy, do they feel
strongly about it.
Interestingly enough, 93 percent of
those who subscribe to curbside
recycling live in the Quincy and
Havana areas, according to Gadsden
County Commissioner Doug Croley.
He sees the decision to cut curbside
recycling as a political one, since the
two districts hit hardest by the cut are
his and Commissioner Eugene Lamb's.
Incidentally, the same two
commissioners lent strong support to
beefing up the sheriff s budget in order
to secure funding for raises for
deputies and improvements to the jail.
During a Havana Town Council
meeting last week, council member
Olive Collins called the county's Oct.
3 decision to phase outicurbside
recycling by the end of the year a
Others on the board had similar
Although Solid Waste Management
and Recycling Director Anthony
Powell says recycling bins will be set
up at rural waste collection sites,
several on the board noted making a
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trip to drop off a couple of cans or a
week's worth of newspapers would
occur only among the most dedicated
It's inconvenient, even if it is
technically legal according to state
statutes governing recycling. Powell
could not be reached for comment
If ever you want to see what kind of a
difference you make in the world
around you by recycling, check out
Click on the button tabbed
"coversionator" and you can see what
happens when you recycle, say five
plastic bottles per week that's
enough fiber to make 52 t-shirts per
year. If you recycle four Sunday
newspapers per month, you'll save
four trees per year.
But if you take all that stuff to a
landfill in Decatur County, Ga., all
you've done is haul it out of state.
And that's exactly what happened to
218 truckloads bearing 895 tons of
sorted and unsorted recyclables during
the month of October.
The practice jeopardizes several
grants available from the state
Department of Environmertal
Protection and, generally speaking,
makes local folks who have faithfully
sorted their newspapers and coke cans
feel as though they've been duped.
After reviewing a letter dated October 22, 2007, from
Marion Brown, Gadsden County Manager, regarding the
discontinuance of the recycling program, I spoke with
Department of Environmental Protections's Ron Henricks,
and he informed me that the County has reversed their
decision on the waste recycling (not the curb side pick up).
That's a big DUH, considering the County has already
received $277, 316 in Small County Solid Waste
Management Grant monies for 2007/2008, and the County
would have to pay these funds back to the State if the
program was discontinued. The interesting fact is that Mr.
Henricks told me that he and his staff had personally.
informed Anthony Powell, the Director of the Solid Waste
and Recycling, more than once about the consequences of
discontinuing the recycling program before the
Commissioners voted to discontinue the program. Either
Mr. Powell did not inform the Commissioners or County
Manager, or those that were informed chose to ignore the
information. Mr. Henricks said he was totally surprised
when he found out that the Commissioners voted to
discontinue the program in light of the information he
provided to Mr. Powell, and that is why he wrote the
October 25 letter to Mr. Powell informing him in writing of
the consequences. This brings up the question, why did the
County Attorney and County Manager not already know the
ramifications of discontinuing the program? Did they do
any research prior to bringing this before the Commissioners?
Due to current budget constraints, I would like to know how
much in salaries, legal fees, postage, etc., did the ill fated
decision to end the recycling program cost the County.
I believe that the Recycling Program had a $300,000
surplus at the end of2004. Since the new administration has
taken over, salaries and benefits have gone from $92,799 in
2005 to $163,216 in 2006 and up to $201,783 in 2007. It
is my understanding that the program actually lost $109,648
in 2006! In the month of October 2007 alone, the County
paid Decatur County, Georgia, $26,427 to dump 895.74
tons of recyclable materials in their dump, rather than
recycling the materials. It is hard to believe that prior to the
current administration, that the Gadsden County's recycling
program was at one time a model for the State, per Mr.
As I read Against All Odds, the Dean Mitchell Story by
Betty James, the corners of my mind wrapped "Pepper Hill",
the place where Dean and I grew up. This. poignant,
provocative, pleasurable, non-fiction reading not only targets
the young but also the old, not only the Blacks bur also the
Whites, the Hispanics, the Jews the Gentiles-the gamut of
the whole human race. None of us are immune to difficulties
during or trek here on earth. The key is to use what has been
given to toto go over them, under them, around them or
through them. We must get to the other side as Dean did!
Mrs. James in her labor of love captured so many themes:
sick-to-it-ness, humility, endurance, family ties, etc. This is a
must for every library (be it school, home, church, or public)
and should sit right in the midst of other encouraging
reading to inspire us when we face life's obstacles. My hat
goes ofto you, Mrs. James!
Geraldine Jordan Black
Retired Language Arts Teacher
By Congressman Allen Boyd
Each November 11th, our country
comes together to honor the
millions of brave men and women
who have served our country in
uniform. Veterans Day gives us the
opportunity to express our
collective gratitude to the 24
million veterans in America for
their noble service to our country
and reaffirm our commitment to
them. We also must remember that
our troops currently serving in Iraq,
Afghanistan, and around the world
will become the veterans of
tomorrow. Our support for these
men and women does not end once
they return home. Our nation has a
to the men "
defense of this ,
must be united in seeing that every
soldier, sailor, airman, and marine
is welcomed back with all the care
and compasion our grateful
In Washingi6n, I am working
hard to keep the promises we have
made to our veterans. This year,
Congress passed legislation to
increase the Department of .
Veterans Affairs (VA) budget by
$6.7 billion above the 2007 level,
the largest increase in our nation's
history. Included in the House-
passed fiscally responsible budget,
the proposed increase will provide
the VA with a total of $43.2 billion
for medical care and veterans'
health programs. The bill also
'provides additional claims
processing personnel and facility
improvements so that veterans will
receive better healthcare, more
mental health and post-traumatic
stress disorder services, and shorter
waiting times for doctors'
At home, I also am working to
make sure that the critical needs of
our veterans are addressed. Earlier
this year, I announced that a new
community-based outpatient clinic
(CBOC) will be coming to Jackson
County. This new clinic is an
extraordinary victory for our
veterans in North Florida.
Currently, veterans in Jackson
County and surrounding areas must
travel to Panama City, Tallahassee,
Lake City, Pensacola, or Biloxi,
Mississippi, for their healthcare
needs, resulting in long travel times
and overcrowding at these facilities.
The VA anticipates that 3,574
existing patients and 310 new.
patients will be treated at the new
CBOC in Jackson County.
Veterans in Jackson County and
surrounding areas have traveled too
far, for too long, to get the
healthcare they need and deserve,
and the new clinic will ensure that
North Florida's veterans have more
convenient access to proper
We are making great strides to
provide our veterans with first-rate
and uncompromised benefits. As a
combat veteran myself, I am proud
of the work we are doing in
Congress to fulfill our moral
obligation to those who have
defended our great country.
However, our work is far from
over. In 2008, the number of
veterans receiving treatment is
expected to include over 300,000
men and women returning from
Iraq and Afghanistan. We must
prepare to care for the veterans of
current conflicts by seriously
addressing the long term healthcare
needs of our combat veterans.
As thousands more soldiers come
back from Iraq and Afghanistan, it
is our duty to provide sufficient
resources so that our veterans can
receive the quality care they were
promised and deserve.
H ln ker down ..
When we hunker down to talk, we're all on the same level. by Kesley .': ;
Colbert, just a good ole boy that likes to write.
They paid for my childhood
The Gadsden County Times November 8,2007 5
Gadsden Arms beating leaves man in intensive care
by ALICE DU PONT
A man witnesses told police
was an innocent bystander is in
intensive care at Tallahasee
Memorial Hospital with life-
threatening injuries suffered
Sunday Night at Gadsden Arms
Glenn Holley, 36, was taken
by Life Flight to TMH after he
was allegedly beaten with a
crowbar and baseball bats
Sunday around 6:30 p.m. When
officers arrived Holley was lying
on the ground in the parking lot
outside of the laundry room area.
According to a report released
by the Quincy Police
Department, a juvenile provided
information that Alton Gordon
,22, his brother Billy Gordon, Jr.
,25, Rufus Campbell III, 25, and
a juvenile came to the public
housing complex and began
swinging a bat. The problem,
according to the report, started at
the posts complex when the juve-
nile was attacked by a group
referred to as "The Project
Boys". The juvenile then tele-
phoned his cousin, Alton
Gordon, and asked him to pick
him up. The juvenile, the Gordon
brothers and a cousin and the
four then decided to go the
Gadsden Arms apartments to
exact revenge. When they could
not find the young men they were
looking for, they began swinging
on anyone in the area. The
juvenile has been charged with
one count of felony aggravated
battery. Alton Gordon, Billy
Gordon, Jr. and Campbell have
all been charged with one count
each of aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon. Alton Gordon
has also been charged with one
count of contributing to the
delinquency of a minor and one
count of conspiracy to commit
Lawsuit by mayor pro ter causes cancellation of Midway meeting
By LESLIE ROBERTS
Times News Editor
Midway city officials can-
celled an Oct. 25 meeting during
which they were to determine
whether Mayor Pro Tem Ella
Barber should be removed from
office for missing meetings after
city attorneys advised against it.
Assistant city attorney Larry
White said city attorney John
Williams needed time to review
a lawsuit Barber filed against
the city in early October to
determine whether holding the
meeting was advisable.
In a complaint filed Oct. 4,
Barber's attorneys ask for
declaratory judgment and
Midway's city charter calls
for the removal of a council
member who "fails to attend
three regular meetings of the
city council without being
excused by the city council."
Barber's argument is that the
charter does not define excused
or unexcused absences, and that
even if'it did, it does not provide
a procedure for removing a
council member accused of hav-
ing unexcused absences.
Barber's complaint seeks "a
declaration that the lack of pro-
cedures with respect to 'unex-
cused' and 'excused' absences
violates due process of law and
renders Section 2.2(d)(2) of the
The complaint also opposes a
public hearing as a method of
determining whether Barber
should be removed from office.
"Plaintiff's rights, status or
other equitable or legal relations
are affected by defendant's
action," the complaint states.
"Plaintiff is in doubt as to her
rights and status in light of the
contemplated actions of the City
Council. There is a bona fide,
actual, present practical need for
a determination as to the validi-
ty of Section 2.2(d)(2) of the
charter in this instance because
the requisite rules and proce-
dures are not in place. There is a
present dispute between the City
and the plaintiff as to the validi-
ty of the contemplated actions of
the City Council."
Barber's attorneys filed a
Gadsden County Sheriff's report
Vop/dealing in stolen property;
Andre Lampkin: Vop/Poss of
controlled substance w/intent to
sell; Efrain Maldonado:
Vop/public affray, agg. Battery,
false imprisonment and battery;
Steven Lee: Burglary with per-
son assaulted and domestic bat-
tery; Mary Hardee: Agg assault
with deadly weapon, discharg-
ing F/A in public and improper
Gadsden FWC report
On October 28, Officer Ben
Johnson was patrolling Jack
Vause Landing at Lake Talquin.
Meet and Greet for new
You are cordially invited to a
"Meet and Greet for Mrs.
Place: Gadsden Senior
79 LaSalle Leffall Drive
Quincy, Fl 32351
When: Friday November 16
Time: 4pm- 7pm
Please come out and meet the
new director and staff at
Gadsden Senior Services.
Refreshments will be served.
23rd Bowl For KIDS'S
If you've' ever wanted to
make a difference in the life of a
child, now is your chance!
Become a part of the magic by
participating in the 23rd Bowl
For KIDS' SAKE. You can get
involved as a bowler, donor,
sponsor or all three! The event
exhibition of firearm; Tremaine
Mcclure: Vop/sale of cocaine
and Vop/Robbery w/weapon;
Christopher Morgan: Dealing
in stolen property; Kevin
Rasnake: Vop/introduction of
contraband into a detention
facility; Teriel Young;
poss. of cannabis L/T 20grams,
poss. of Para. Brandon
Williams: FTA/poss. of con-
Officer Johnson observed three
subjects fishing from a pier. He
approached the three subjects
and found two of the three to be
in possession of undersized
will. be held Saturday,
November 10th from noon until
5 at Capital Lanes. For more
information on BOWL FOR
KIDS' SAKE or volunteering as
a mentor, please contact BIG
BROTHERS BIG SISTERS at
850-386-6002 or visit the web-
trolled substance and poss. of
A.Abdulghafar: Sale of con-
trolled substance and Poss. with
intent to distribute;Chistie
Walker: Vop/PWBC; Nicholas
Friellq: Purchase of crack
cocaine; Robert Jones:
Purchase of crack cocaine;
Jerome Bradwell: Poss. WITS
crack cocaine within i000'ft of
public housing and poss. of
speckled perch (crappie). After
advising the subjects that the
speckled perch were illegal,
one of the subjects deliberately
dropped the perch through a
Tech ,@ night
The TCC Quincy House
will premier different
training workshops every
Join us 6 9 p.m.
at the TCC Quincy House
$20 each workshop
Schedule & registration online at
vwww.tcc.fl.edu/iti or call 201-8760
controlled substance; John
Jones: Escape from Forensic
Program; Tamika Reese: Agg
Battery w/deadly weapon;
Zander Lanier: Vop/agg Battery
w/great bodily, harm; Willie
Matthews, Jr.: Vop/poss of con-
trolled substance with intent to
sell;Dekendrick Ford: Fleeing
or attempting to elude on LEO,
DWLSR; Janet Smith: Grand
Theft and Fraud
hole in the pier. The two were
cited for the undersized speck-
led perch, and the thirdsubject
was cited for not having a
freshwater fishing license.
motion for a temporary injunc-
tion to prevent city officials
from holding the Oct. 25 public
hearing that was to have decided
her future on the council.
According to Section
2.2(d)(2) of the Midway City
Charter, "A councilmember
shall forfeit his/her office is
he/she (a) lacks at any time dur-
ing his/her term of office any
qualification for the office pre-
scribed by this charter or by law;
(b) violates any express prohibi-
tion of this charter; (c) is con-
victed of a felony or misde-
meanor involving moral turpi-
tude; (d) fails to attend three
regular meetings of the city
council without being excused
by the city council or (d) vio-
lates any standard of conduct or
-code of ethics established by
law for public officials."
The next regularly scheduled
Midway City Council meeting is
Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
FOR SALE MUST BE MOVED
3 BR/2 BA 540 Canty Lane, Gretna, FL
3 BR/2 BA 568 Canty Lane, Gretna, FL
Seller will pay for moving and setting up on your property.
Contact LaTasha Murray @6 (850) 980-8644 or (850) 627-4579
2007 Gadsden County
Property Tax Bills
Were Mailed Out November 1st
TAXES ARE DUE
NOVEMBER 1, 2007 through MARCH 31, 2008
Real Estate, Mineral rights, Railroad & Tangible Property Taxes
DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY PAYMENT
Discounts are as follows and if paid my mail, the day of
payment is determined by the postmark:
NOVEMBER- 4% DECEMBER- 3%
JANUARY-2% FEBRUARY -1% MARCH- 0%
TAXES BECOME DELINQUENT APRIL 1, 2008
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Payment may be made in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you pay by mail and would like a
receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
GADSDEN COUNTY TAX BILLS INCLUDE:
Ad Valorem taxes levied by the following authorities:
Board of County Commissioners (875-6850)
Gadsden County School Board (627-9651)
City of Quincy (627-7681) Town of Havana (539-2820)
City of Gretna (856-5257) Town of Greensboro (442-6215)
City of Chattahoochee (663-4046) City of Midway (574-2355)
Northwest Florida Water Management District (539-5999)
PROPERTY TAX BILL AND OTHER INFORMATION CAN BE
ACCESSED OVER THE INTERNET AT
Make Your Check Payable To:
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6 The Gadsden County Times November 8, 2007
Attorney general set Commissioner irate over request for investigation
to speak in Havana
Florida Attorney General
Bill McCollum will be the fea-
tured speaker at the Veterans'
Day/ Ronald Reagan Tribute
Dinner on Tuesday, November
13 at 6:30 PM. at the Havana
Country Club House in
Havana. This annual event is
open to everyone from
Gadsden County and surround-
Florida Attorney General
Bill McCollum is a veteran
having served on active duty in
the U.S. Navy from 1969 to
1972. In 1992, he retired from
the Naval Reserve as a
Commander, having served 23
years as an officer
in the Judge Advocate
General's Corps (JAG). He is
also a former U.S.
Congressman and candidate
for the U.S. Senate.
Dinner will include rib-eye
steak with potato, salad and
Individual tickets for the
event, including dinner, are $25
each or $40 per couple.
Additional information regard-
ing this event can be found at
the Gadsden County
Republican Party website at
gadsdengop.com or you can
email Gadsden County
Republican Chairman Bill
Ammons at chairman@gads-
by ALICE DU PONT
Curbside recycling, and the
discontinuation of the program,
has some of the 1,200 customers
upset. Several came before the
Board of County Commission
Tuesday night during the regular
meeting to voice their displeas-
But Commissioner Ed Dixon
appeared to be more angry at
what he saw as a campaign by
Commissioner Doug Croley to
make the board action appear
harmful to the county.
"When things go to
Croley is always at the bottom
of it. When there is someone in
Tallahassee asking for an inves-
tigation, at the bottom of it is
Commissioner Croley. I'm at a
loss. Commissioner Croley
called Department of
Environmental Protection. Stop
covering for Croley and his dirty
deeds," Dixon said.
When the 17 budget cuts,
which were made to save the
county $1.8 million dollars, the
curbside recycling program was
one of the casualties. All agreed,
however, that when the end of
year close out was completed
the cut items would be revisited
to decide which could be saved.
County Judge Steward
Parsons, addressing the BoCC
as a private citizen, said he is
concerned about discontinuing
recycling. He called it a step
But the county is not discon-
tinuing recycling, only the curb-
side service. Residents will be
able to take their recycling to
bins provided at solid waste
sites throughout the county.
Parsons also expressed con-
cern that the county will lose the
state-funded recycling grant
In a letter dated October 31,
from Ron Hendricks, environ-
mental administrator in the
Waste Reduction Section of
DEP said the county's proposal
to use the recycling collection
bins is in compliance with the
state's requirements and will
have no effect on current or
future grant eligibility.
Dixon said that recycling is
only about one percent of the
county's waste. "No one wants
to talk about garbage. One mil-
lion tons of garbage are gener-
ates from 13,000 households.
What I want to know is what
other (people who don't get
garbage pickup) are doing with
their garbage," he said.
Parsons volunteered to sit on
a committee to address the prob-
Local author to hold book-signing in Havana
Regina N. Lewis, local
author of two children's books,
The Smallest Toy Store, A
Christmas Story and The
Smallest Schoolhouse will be
at the Gadsden Arts Center,
Sunday, November 11, 2007
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a
HOSPITAL from Page 1
Commissioner Doug Croley
said that trying to operate a
hospital with five or ten beds is
not feasible unless the county can
get the critical access designation.
That designation calls for the
nearest hospital to be a minimum
of 35 miles away from another
facility. Gadsden Community
does not met that requirement
because of the proximity
Tallahassee Memorial and
Tallahassee Regional. Prior to
closing to closing, the hospital
was grandfathered in because of
its rural location, but once the
hospital closed it lost that
designation. Now commissioners,
the state and federal.legislative
delegations have been pressing to
get the designation re-instated.
Commission Ed Dixon
suggested that commissioners
might want to name a
management company so that the
federal agency that decides
critical access will take the board
action as a sign of the
community's expectation that a
hospital here would thrive.
"I feel if we had a hospital that
can provide the services needed,
we could serve people
Commissioners Eugene Lamb.
He said that if the service is good
people would come from all over
to use the facility. He said he
would only support a facility that
is first class.
County Attorney Thornton
Williams said the non-selection
of a management company by the
commission might send the
wrong message to the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS). The (Federal) agency is
the difference between the
hospital getting approximately $2
million annually in federal
reimbursements. That money
could mean the difference in
opening the hospital or not.
"A non-selection sends the
message the we don't think it (the
hospital) will work," Williams
The financial stability of Alliant
Management Services also came
up during the discussion.
McMillan said Alliant was
reluctant to release financial
information because most of the
assets were the personal assets of
the Board of Directors.
SDixon said that if all,else fails
and the county cannot re-open the
hospital, a super emergency room
is a viable alternative. He said he
had a super emergency room in
south Florida and that it works.
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RECYCLING from Page 1
Ron Henricks, Croley asked for a
formal investigation of the
"Given the above situation and
the fact that some additional
loads of recycle materials were
taken to the Quincy/Byrd
Landfill, the level of public
dissatisfaction and the state grant
funds involved, as District II
Gadsden County Commissioner,
I request that DEP conduct a
financial and legal audit of the
Gadsden County Recycle
Program, the Solid Waste
Program, the Hazardous Waste
Disposal Program and any other
such programs funded with State
of Florida DEP grant monies."
Henricks said Tuesday he's
looking at all sides of the debate,
and that he is waiting to hear
,back from Gadsden County
Waste Management and
Recycling Director Anthony
Powell, who was hired eight
months ago, had not responded
to Henricks' request as of
Tuesday. He could not be
reached for comment for this
In his email to Powell,
Henricks wrote, "Over the last
few days, I've heard a rumor that
Gadsden County has been taking,
or is going to take, all of the
recyclable materials from its
recycling center and dispose
them in a landfill. If that rumor is
.untrue, I would like to be able to
refute it the next time I hear it. Is
it true? Has the county been
disposing materials collected for
Henricks' main concern, he said
Tuesday, is "how long has it been
occurring and will it continue to
occur. It's not a good thing to do,
but if this is a one-time
occurrence we might slap them
on the wrist and say, 'Go and sin
Henricks also theorized county
officials were unsure as to how to
dispose of recyclables, which are
required by state law to be taken
to a recycling processing facility.
"Bottom line is, I've sent
questions to the county and I
want to give them a chance to
respond," Henricks said.
But Henricks said an
investigation of the issue by DEP
is likely, and noted some
discrepancies in the amount of
recyclable items gathered during
the past two years. In 2005,
Gadsden County disposed of
2,800 tons of recyclable items. In
2006, the number dropped to 17
tons. Recycling processing
facilities are required to track
where recyclable items come
"That obviously raises the
question whether the county had
a recycling program at all,"
Henricks said. "The statute is
very clear we have to impose
some kind of financial penalty if
recycling requirements are not
The Town of Greensboro is considering proposed
changes ih its Budget for Fiscal year 2006 2007.
These changes will be discussed at a Town Council Meeting November 12th 2007
at 7:00 P.M. at the Greensboro Town Hall.
All citizens are invited to attend.
A final decision on the proposed changes will be made at this meeting.
Figures to be changed are those underlined in the budget figures listed below.
Town of Greensboro Fiscal Year 2006 2007
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE TOWN
OF GREENSBORO ARE 43.9% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPER-
MILLAGE PER $1,000
GENERAL FUND $3.0000
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD
Taxes: Millage Per $1,000
Ad Valorem Taxes 3.0000
Utility Tax ,
Charges for Service
Licenses & Permits
Fines & Forfeitures
Transfers in and Other Financing Sources
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
GENERAL SPECIAL ENTERPRISE
FUND REVENUE FUND
FUND FUND FUND
307.175 772,463 121,250 1.200.888
EXPENSES AND RESERVES
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN
THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A
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Quincy eyeing Comprehensive Plan for annexation
by ALICE DU PONT
No property will be annexed
into the Quincy city limits
before the first city commission
meeting in December.
Following a Monday night
workshop on the
Commissioners agreed that the
plan must be approved before
they consider annexation.
There is one more public
hearing on the Comprehensive
Plan, November 13, before the
commissioners can vote. In the
meantime, a copy of the
Comprehensive Plan is on file in
the city's Planning Deperment in
City Hall, for citizens to read.
The public has the opportunity
to check out a copy to read else-
While several developers
have been forced to their plans
put on hold, commissioners said
they wanted to get the
Comprehensive Plan straight
once and for all so that it would
be a document that serves the
entire city. Annexation of sever-
al properties on Strong Road is
the reason the plan was held up
when presented to commission-
ers several weeks ago.
Commissioners said they had
not had an opportunity to review
or discuss (at length) the docu-
ment and decided not to approve
it's transmission to the
Department of Community
Instead, they opted to
request and extension and
review the document almost
page by page.
Monday night that the popula-
tion in Quincy started to drop in
the 1970s and became stagnant
about five years ago. In short,
Quincy is experiencing no
growth in population.
Development, therefore, is
cricual but commissioners want
to make sure the growth is
Commissioner Derrick Elias
said a lot of the Comprehensive
Plan was staff decision and not
Commissioners also dis-
cussed how the city could
remove non-conforming uses
from existing neighborhoods.
A case in point is a nightclub
in the middle of a residential
area. Ciy Attorney Jack McLean
suggested commisisoners come
up with a policy and incentives
to encourage the nightclub own-
ers to move out of the area.
The Comprehensive Plan
will be addressed again on
November 13 at 6 p.m.
Havana set to celebrate Veterans Day Monday
A Veterans Day Ceremony will
be held on Monday, November
12, 2007 beginning at 1100 a.m. at
The Price of Freedom Veterans
Memorial located in Community
Park on 5th Avenue (Highway 12)
just two blocks east of US 27.
Brigadier General William B.
Webb, US Air Force Retired, is
the keynote speaker for this year's
tribute to those who have served,
to those who are still serving, and
to those who will serve in the
Armed Forces of the United States
Area residents participating
include Reverend Willie Sanders,
Reverend Victor Lewis, East
Gadsden High School JROTC
Unit, 10-year old Jamar Bradford,
Sandy Poppell, Dick Williams,
and Lewis Shelfer.
Coordinator Ernest Moore
encourages everyone to attend this
patriotic ceremony to say "thank
you" to all of America's military
veterans, to let them know that
they are appreciated for their serv-
ice and honored for their sacri-
General Webb's biographical
sketch is as follows:
"General Webb served 29
years in the United States Air
Force, retiring as a Brigadier
General in 1986. In his final
assignment he was Deputy
Assistant Chief of Staff for Allied
Command Europe Headquarters
from 1984-86, and responsible for
improving U.S. intelligence sup-
port to the NATO alliance. In his
military capacity he currently rep-
resents West Point Dir of
Admissions in the Congressional
District. He is currently active in
financial management and con-
sulting, is President-Elect of the
Economic Club of Florida, and is.
the International Service Director
Brigadier General William B. Webb and his wife, Monserrat.
and Board member of the Rotary
Club of Tallahassee.
"General Webb's career
includes more than 20 years of
permanent residence external to
the United States, to include
Ethiopia, Belgium, Vietnam,
Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
"General Webb is a Command
Pilot with in excess of 3000 flying
hours in a wide variety of opera-
tional aircraft. He is a graduate of
the United States Military
Academy at West Point and holds
a Master of Science Degree in
International Affairs from the
George Washington University.
"General Webb and his wife
Montserrat reside in Tallahassee,
FCAT tests, answers now available online
By LESLIE ROBERT
Times News Editor
S- GADSDEN L
The Gadsden Arts Center is pleased to announce the
19th Annual Art in Gadsden
A Regional Exhibition of Fine Art
November 9 December 29, 2007
Please join us for our Opening Reception and
Awards Ceremony on
Friday, November 9, 2007
Awards at 7 p.m. followed by reception until 9 p.m.
Best in Show
Wes Mullins, Ameriprise Financial Services
The Doug Croley Agency
Capital City Bank
Cross Chiropractic Clinic
exhibition printed matter sponsored by
Gadsden County Tourist Development Council
S Tuesday's release of 2007
Assessment Tests and test
say arisW-er. keys are 'a valuable',
resource for parents.
Jeanine Blomberg announced
Tuesday the release of five
FCATs reading and math
tests for grades five and six and
the science test for grade eight
are actual tests taken by stu-
dents and are no longer in use.
In addition to the tests, the
Department of Education
released test answer keys, a
fact sheet explaining uses for
the test, a document explaining
how to score the released tests
and frequently asked questions.
The tests and the answer
keys can help parents prepare
theii children for.the FCAT test
"Schools are trying to give
their parents as much as they
can as soon as they can and
time is running out.
Thanksgiving is coming, then
it will be Christmas, then
before you know it, February is
upon us," said Audrey Lewis-
Potter, director of parent serv-
ices for the school district.
"The ability to download these
tests is an even more powerful
tool in supporting,
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SReleased tests are identical
to those taken by students,
except for questions that will
be used. on future exams.
Parents and teachers can use
the released tests as additional.
resources to increase students'
comfort level and familiarity
with Florida's accountability
The released tests can also
be used to illustrate the length
of an actual exam and the vari-
ety of the questions.
The Department of
Education began releasing full-
length FCAT tests in the fall of
2005, starting with reading and
math tests given to students in
grades four, eight and 10.
The released FCAT tests, as
well as supporting documents,
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By Joe Ferolito
It was back to the win column last
week in my prediction game. I had a 6-4
week, nothing to brag about 1 admit.
However, it was better than opponent
.Rick Williams 5-5 mark. With the win I
raised my record to 8-3 for the year insur-
ing a winning season. With three weeks to
go I hope to make it at least a 10-win year.
So, with little room for error, Imeet my
next foe. Telogia buddy, Charles "Boo"
Morris. FSU over VIRGINIA TECH-
The Liberty County born and raised Weatherford will have another good
lad was a stand out football and basketball game.
player for the Bulldogs before graduating VIRGINIA over MIAMI-Canes are
1993. having qb problems.
He also was a stand out pitcher for the FLORIDA over SOUTH CAROLI-
Quincy'Post 84 American Legion baseball NA-Tebow in a large dose.
team in 92 and 93. HAMPTON over FAMU-Hampton
After high school "Boo" attended has the better record.
Chipola and TCC receiving an AA CLEMSON over WAKE FOREST-A
Degree. Bowden trick play will be the key.
He also married Liberty County lass KENTUCKY over VANDERBILT-
Rhonda Douberley, and they have two Woodson will have a big game.
children, son Chuck (age 12), and daugh- TENNESSEE over ARKANSAS-
ter Gabby (age 8). Like his dad Chuck is Vols will ground out Hogs.
big in sports playing baseball and.basket- GEORGIA over AUBURNDawigs
ball at Hosford Middle School and foot- between the edges. '
ball in the Liberty County Recreation WISCONSIN over MICHIGAN-
League. Badgers make up for loss to Ohio State.
"Boo" is the Equipment Service NORTH CAROLINA over N.C.
Manager for Brish Transporadon here in STATE-Specia teams win the.game.
Quincy and he and his family are big PSU \Wow, it looks like I have to pull out
fans. something special to win this game with
Like all Liberty County boys, "Boo" is these selections:...
tough, we'll see just how tough he is to VIRGINIA TECH over FSU-Hokies
beat as he gives these picks..... are really more physical than Boston.
MIAMI over VIRGINIA-Canes are
home. which will help in a close one.
FLORIDA over SOUTH CAROLl-
NA-But the 'ole ball coach' will have
HAMPTON over FAMU-Rattlers
have too many problems.
CLEMSON over WAKE FOREST-
Tigers have too much speed.
VANDERBILT over KENTUCKY-
Vandy becomes bowl eligible.
ARKANSAS over TENNESSEE-
Hogs are moving the ball
AUBURN over GEORGIA-the visi-
tor always does well in this game.
MICHIGAN over WISCONSIN-If
Wolverines aren't looking toward next
week and OSU.
N.C. STATE over NORTH CAROLI-
NA-Wolfpack gnaw at Heels.
And I hope I gnaw another win out as
"Boo" and I differ SEVEN times in what
indeed could be a tough week against.a
Panthers take another one-point win over Liberty County
Sby JOE FEROLITO
Times Sports Editor
There's a couple of things for
certain when West Gadsden and
Liberty Co. meet in their annual
football game. The game will be
hard hitting and played in front
of a good crowd.
And it's always close. One
point close. For the fourth year
in a-row the Panthers slipped by
the Bulldogs by a single point,
winning 20-19 in Bristol Friday
For the first 10 minutes of the
game it looked like it would be
anything but close.
Liberty County scored the
first time they had the ball on a
long drive capped by Kevin
McCray's 14-yard scoring run.
The Bulldogs kicked the extra
point making it 7-0.
The Panthers lost the ball on
the ensuing kick-off, and it
looked like it would be another
Liberty Co. touchdown. West
Gadsden held on downs on that
drive, but on their next posses-
sion here came the Bulldogs
The Panthers Marvin Home
ended that drive with a 70-yard
pass interception return for a
touchdown. Jose Calderon's pat
kick tied it at 7. It stayed tied
until early in the third quarter.
That's when the Panthers
took the lead as Anthoney Hubert
took another interception to the
house. This one came from 33-
yards out. Another Calderon kick
made it 14-7 Panthers.
Liberty Co. answered that
score with a long march that fin-
ished with a 7-yard touchdown
pass from Ridge Read to
Leonard DuBuisson. The
Bulldogs failed on the extra point
though and West Gadsden still
The Panthers relinquished the
lead on Liberty Co.'s next pos-
session as Read again hooked up
with DuBuisson for a score, this
time from 8-yards out. Again the
pat attempt failed and it was 19-
Before the quarter was over it
was 20-19 the Panther's way
because Home got his second
touchdown of the night on a 32-
Syard pass from Antonio Bostic
who did a nice scramble job to
find Home. This time the
Panthers missed the pat leaving it
20-19 with a quarter to go.
Liberty Co. threatened three
times in the final quarter but
West Gadsden held them. off
behind their defense led by
Jabari Davis, Gary Brown, Leroy
Smith, Jessie Winbush and
"It was another close one,"
Head Panther nian Robert
Jackson said. "It's always tough
playing Liberty Co. and I'm glad
to get any kind of win against
The season ended for West
Gadsden with that game, giving
the Panthers a 5-5 season record.
Fight cuts short East Gadsden High loss Scoreboarb
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It's the last thing coaches,
administrators or officials want to
see at a high school football game.
: One broke out Thursday night
:at Cony Field with just over three
minute left in the Godby-East
Gadsden District 2-3A tilt.
" The game was spirited all
eight as Godby built up a 20-0
halftime lead and had stretched it
to 29-0 before Lance Ray caught a
45-yard throw from Eduardo
Torres for a touchdown. Darius
Davis then ran in a 2-point con-
version off a fumbled pat snap.
That's when a skirmish started,
and after things were restored it
was decided to end the game.
"I felt both teams could have
handled things better." East
Gadsden coach Scott Anderson
said. "It's very unfortunate things
like this happen, it takes from the
Godby took an early lead on a
Willie Downs td pass from A.J.
Graham for 11 yards.
British Football scored next
for the Cougars on a 36-yard run
and then added a 32-yard touch-,
down scamper helping Godby
build the 20-0 halftime lead.
Downs caught a 9-yards td
pass from Graham early in the
fourth quarter to wrap up the
Cougazscoring,.C...-. .olloegei- .- -
"Defensively we didn't play -7FS27 Boston College 17
well." "Anderson said. "We just Florida 49 yanderbilt 22
didn't adjust to their fomFanons.'
"Offensiel I feltwemoved FAMU 24 N.C.A&T21
the ball well but ran into mistakes This week
that hurt us.finishing drives." FAMU at Hampton
Torres finished the game hit- FSU at Virginia Tech
ting 14 of 24 passes for 158 yards.'. Florida at South Carolina
East Gadsden closes their Next week .
season against Jefferson Co. in Maryland at FSU
Monticello Friday night. Florida Atlantic at Florida
BCC-FAMU (Orlan!dao -.
Godby 29 East Gadsden 8
'West Gadsden 20 Liberty Co.
FAMU 41 Munroe 6-
East Gadsden at Jefferson Co/
St. Francis Catholic at Munroe
Wigh school u batte
Last week: The Jaguars lost 29-8 to
district rival Godby in a game that was
called with three minutes left due to a fight
that broke out following East Gadsden's
This week: The Jaguars close their
,season.at Monticello meeting Jefferson'
Co. in a 7:30 pm game.
SLast year: The two teams did not
What to look for: East Gadsden will
probably put the ball in the air quite a bit
as quarterback Eduardo Perez has thrown
for over 300 yards total in the past two
Jefferson Co. rallied from a 16-0
deficit last week -to overcome a good
Trenton team 28-22. Quarterback Jatavin
Bennett and runner Lucius Wade spark the
Last week: The Panthers Marvin'
Home scored an offensive and a defensive
touchdown and West Gadsden took
advantage of seven Libeety Co. turnovers
to defeat the Bulldogs 20-19. It was the
fourth straight year a Robert Jackson team
has defeated Liberty Co. by a point. It was
the final game of the year for West
Gadsden. They finished the season with a
Last week: FAMU used a 21 point
second quarter on their way to a 41-6 win
over the Bobcats.
This week: Munroe closes out their
season hosting Gainesville St. Francis
Catholic at 7:30 pm Friday at Corry Field.
Last year: The teams did not play
What to look for: St. Francis is in it's
first year with a varsity program.
Munroe's line has played better the last
two games because they have been health-
ier. Solid offensive and defensive games
by the line could help the Bobcats close
the season on a nifty note.
Pkaie Mf TiE YWeek
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Payer Of The JWeek
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Anthony led the Bobcats in tackles from his
middle linebacker spot in Friday night's
Pyer Of The YWber
Marvin scored on a 70 yard pass intercep-
tion and a 32 yard pass reception against
Liberty County, Friday night.
# PREMIER BANK
Pler MOf The Week
Montez made four tackles and assisted
on six others in Friday night's gone
against Wakulla County.
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The Gadsden County Times November 8,2007 9
FAMU zips by Bobcats
Circus proves to be hit
District 1-1B champion
FAMU used a 21 point second
quarter to zip by Munroe 41-6 at
Corry Field Friday night.
Kenny Bryant had a 60-yard
touchdown run and Marquise
Richardson returned a punt 65
yards for a 6-pointer in the peri-
od. Richardson also return a
fumble 5 yards for a score in the
stanza helping FAMU take a 27-
6 halftime lead.
Munroe scored their touch-
down early in the same quarter
when Chris McDonald caught a
10-yard pass from Cody Watson
off a fake field goal to tie the
score at 6-6.
Troy Curry gave the Baby
Rattlers a 6-0 lead with a first
quarter, 15-yard pass reception
Corry also hit pay dirt in the
third quarter with a 25-yard
"I was proud of the way we
played hard and fought the
whole game." Munroe coach
Adam Reep said. "FAMU is a
very good team, I felt we battled
Hamm had another big game
from his middle linebacker spot.
, Munroe closes the season
Friday night hosting St Francis
Catholic out of Gainesville.
Game time is 7:30 pm at Corry
RFM Lady Cats lose in regionals
Heading into the Class A
Region 1 Quarterfinal game
with St. Francis Catholic (22-4),
Coach Elliot Blake tried to pre-
pare his team. He said, "Going
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into the match, I told the team
that this was going to be the
toughest match they played all
season, not because St. Francis
was better than us, but because
this was the playoffs and we
were on their court." The Lady
Cats did not heed his warning
and as a result played their worst
match of the season at the worst
St. Francis disposed quickly
of the Lady Cats team in a
match lasting less than one hour.
The Wolves won 25-8,25-7,25-
9. The Lady Cats were never
able to mount any serious threat
with most of St. Francis' points
coming off of Munroe miscues.
"If you look at our stats, of
the 75 points they scored, half of
them came from our own errors
of either hitting the ball out of
bounds, misserves, or some-
thing else," said Coach Blake.
"It doesn't matter who you play,
if you make all those errors, you
will lose and that's what hap-
Stats were few and far
between but seniors Jill Purvis
and Crystal Wade combined for
five kills, three blocks and
eleven digs. Wade also served
The Lady Cats finished a
record breaking season at 20-8
with only one loss at home the
entire season. They lose three
excellent starters whose experi-
ence and skills will be difficult
to replace Jill Purvis, Crystal
Wade and Malorie McKinnon.
The Loomis Bros. Circus sponsored by Quincy ParKS anI Kecreation Department came to
town for the second time on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the William Inman Agricultural
Center (Livestock Pavilion). Approximately 700 spectators attended the two shows. Performances
included the Performing Elephants, Performing Tigers, Head Balancing Trapeze, Acrobats,
Unicyclists, Circus Clown, Fantasy of Birds, Hula Hoop Expertise, Rola Bola from Mexico City,
and an Arial Cradle Performer. The kids even had opportunities to go on elephant's rides. The
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Marcellus "Champ" Johnson,
34 of Bristol, died Friday,
Nov.2nd at Tallahassee
Memorial Healthcare in
Tallahassee. He was born August
26, 1973 in Chattahoochee, Fl.,
son of Mose Johnson and the late
Bernice Wooden Johnson. He
attended the public schools of
Jackson County, graduate of
Sneads High School, where he
played football and enjoyed
baseball. Further educational
studies were completed at
Chipola Junior College. He was
a resident of Bristol for 13 years,
employed as a correctional offi-
cer for Gadsden, Jefferson and
Liberty Counties until becoming
ill. He was joined in holy matri-
mony to Ms. Sonja Yolando
Askiew in Bristol and they were
the loving parents of three chil-
dren. He was a very devoted hus-
band, father, son, brother, uncle
and 'in-law. Madry Memorial
Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements, he is survived by
wife: Sonja Askew Johnson of
Bristol, Fl; three children;
Demarkis Askiew Johnson,
Dominique Askiew Johnson and
Dakota Askiew Johnson of
Bristol, Fl.; three sisters: Ginger
Lewis of Bainbridge, Ga.,
Alethea Johnson, Carolyn (Adel)
Robinson of Sneads, Fl., three
brothers: James C. (Connie)
Johnson of Sneads, Fl., Thomas
Wooden (Darcel), Barry N.
Johnson (Valerie) of Opelika,
Al., Mother and Father-in-law:
Queen and Gary Askiew of
law:Shondale : Laran(Jackie)
Askiew of Bristol,F1., a host of
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,
cousins, other relatives and
Burgess, Ruthie Mae
Hospital. Services will be
11:00a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10th
at New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant,
Fl. with burial at St. John
Cemetery, Quincy, Fl. Viewing
will be Friday, Nov.9th from
3p.m-8:00p.m. at Bradwell
Mortuary, Bradwell Mortuary
is charge of arrangements.
Ruthie was a founding member
of Glory Apostolic Church in
She was also a long time mem-
ber of St. Mary CME Church in
Mt. Pleasant, where she served
as an Usher. Officiated the
service will be Bishop Vernon
Heath of Glory Apostolic
Church, Gretna, Fl. He is sur-
vived by four sons: John W.
(Dora) Burgess, Elder Henry
James (Linda) Burgess both of
Detroit, Michigan, CWS
(RETIRED) ELDER Joseph,
(Elizabeth) Burgess, Jr. of
Atlanta, Ga.., Bishop Jake
(Estella) Burgess of
Greensboro, Fl.; one daughter:
Ella Burgess McMillan of Mt.
Pleasant, Fl.; two sisters: Mary
Lizzie (Charlie) Cobb, and
Janey Byrd both of Quincy, Fl.
Her husband Joseph Burgess,
Sr., mother Ellen Bouie Byrd,
daughters Hester Burgess,
Erma Deane Burgess, two
grandsons John H.'Burgess and
Calvert R. McMillan all pre-
ceded him death.
Greenwald, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Greenwald 91, died Oct.
31st in Tallahassee, McClellan
Funeral Home was charge of
arrangements. Ruth was a retired
Elementary Teacher, she is sur-
vived by one daughter Lillie Kay
(Flake) Cloud of Lake Talquin,
one son Wes (Judy) of Lake
Talquin, one brother Frank
Eckhardt (Bonnie) of LaSalle,
Colorado, one' sister Frances
Holmes (Milton) of LaSalle,
Colorado, one granddaughter Dee
(Doug) Dauer of Niceville, Fl.
Husband Dave Greenwald and
daughter Sandra (Sandy)
Greenwald preceded her death.
Freddie Madry, 70 of Quincy,
died Tuesday, Oct.30th at Big
Bend Hospice House in
Tallahassee, he was born March
21, 1937 in Greensboro, Fl. son of
the late Jessie Carroll Madry and
Hugh Madry, attended the public
schools of Gadsden County,
employed until retirement as a
farm laborer. He was preceded in
death by his wife Rosa Johnson
Madry and Jessie Madry-Collin.
Funeral Services will Saturday,
Nov.10th @ 11:00a.m. at Madry
Chapel with burial in the
Community Cemetery in
Greensboro. Visitation will be at
the Madry Chapel on Friday,
Nov.9th .from 5p.m. to 8p.m.
Madry Memorial Funeral Chapel
in charge of arrangements, he is
survived by: Brothers: Bib Madry
and Maxel Doyle of West Palm
Beach, Fl. Devoted Nieces:
Marian Madry Stubbs (Anthony)
of Boynton Beach, Shirley
Robinson (Henry) of West Palm
Beach, Fl.; Devoted Friends: Ann
Blount and daughter Evie, Dot
Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Soffes of Quincy, Fl.; a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, many
sorrowing relatives and friends.
Gary William Daiidsol
died on Nov. 1st at hom
rounded by his loved
after a long .and coura
battle with multiple s
atrophy. He battled his d
with dignity and
McClellan Funeral Hom
charge of arrangements,
was born in Honesdale, I
March 28,1945, Gary,
early age moved with his
ly to Orlando, Fl. He grace
-from Boone High Schoc
received a business
from Florida State Univ
His life work was spent
automobile industry. He
vived by his loving wife
Davidson, son Fl
Davidson (Alisa) of T
and daughter Anne Da'
of Tallahassee. His pare
brother and two sisters p
ed him in death.
Smith, Annie Mae
Annie Mae Smith,
Quincy died. on Wedn
Oct.31st in Quincy. Se
are Saturday, No
@10:00a.m. at St.
A.M.E. Church with Bu
Williams Cemetery Quin
Visitation will be I
Nov.9th 12:00 p.m to 5:(
at Betsey Funeral
Quincy, Fl. Annie
Domestic worker, mem
St. James A.M.E. C
Quincy. Rev. Lee Pl
will be officiating the s
one daughter Annie W
Quincy, Fl., six grandch
seventeen great great
children, survives him
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Deacon Johnny Riley, Sr.
August 16, 1938 -August 20, 2007
To Our Many.Friends, Family Members, Neighbors, Churches, Coworkers, etc.
It is difficult to find the words to express our gratitude for the many kindnesses you have
shown us during this sad time.
We are so gratefulfor all you have done for us. The cards, letters, phone and e-mail messages,
prayers, and visits meant a great deal to us as we struggled with the illness and death of our
dear "Johnny". Along with the emotional support you gave us, the meals, chores, and other
ft r if your time and energy helped sustain us day to day.
We are unable "-' ir ,J ,..j.,./ thank yous to each one of you, given the great outpouring
of support: Please know that your generosity and thoughtfulness have touched us deeply.
,Knowing that we were not alone helped us bear our grief and sadness. Thank you for being
there for us.
With sincere thanks,
The Entire Riley Family
New Life Deliverance Ministries
Pastor Jacquelyn Porter and New Life Deliverance Ministri
would like to invite everyone out to the Ninth Annual Thank
Harvest Fest to be held Nov. 29 Dec. 2. November 29th
will held at the Tallahassee location at 7:30pm. Nov. 30th
will be held at the Bainbridge location at 7:30pm. Dec
Bainbridge location at 7:00pm and Dec. 2 service at 11:30an
Bainbridge location. For additional information, please
either location at (850) 574-3400 or (229) 243-0075.
.5 / -Al,
We love and
truly miss you.
Mom, Dad, Brother,
Sister, family and
Jakes, Beulah Mae
Beulah Mae Gunn Jakes, 64 of
St. Louis,Mo died on
Wednesday, Oct.31st in St.
Louis, Missouri. Services are
11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov.9th at
Pine Bloom M.B. Church with
burial at Gause Cemetery in
*Greensboro, Fl. Visitation will
be 3 p.m. to 8p.m. Thursday,
Nov.8th, Bradwell Mortuary in
charge of arrangements. She
was a teacher, she is survived
by husband Kinlow Jakes of
St. Louis, MO., one son:
Dwayne C. Jakes of St. Louis,
MO., one daughter: Monique
Shannon of St. Louis, MO.,
one grandson Gabriel Short of
St. Louis, MO., four sisters:
Lauretha'Rittman, Nettie Lock,
Annie G. Lewis and Pauline
Gunn all of Greensboro, Fl.,
two brothers: Henry Gunn Sr.
of Quincy, and Earnest Gunn
Smith, Sam L
Smith, Sam P.
iesday, Sam P. Smith 86, of Poison,
services Montana died July :7th in
Iv.10th Poison, Montana. Services will
James be Saturday, Nov.10th at 11
Irial at a.m. at the Sycamore Cemetery
icy, Fl. in Greensboro, Fla. with
Friday, Military Honors. Sam was a
00p.m. Farmer, Businessman and Auto
Home Dealer, he is sur%\ied by oine
was son Phillip Smith of Polson,
ber of Montana, two daughters Janice
Church (John) Kasson of Polson,
summer Mlontana. and Marcia (Chris)
service; Rosser of Knoxville,
Vest of Tennessee; one sister Thelma
lildren, Fisk of Palatka, Fl. Many
ildren, nieces and nephews, his par-
grand- ents Sam and Luxie Smith,
brothers Ernest, Thomas and
Jimmy Smith preceded him in
death. Sam served in WW II
having served in; Sicily, Africa,
:Italy' afid"Europe with 82nd
S. 'Airborne .-Division as a para-
Antwan Persaud Merchant 36,
of Jamison, Fl died Tuesday,
Oct.30th in Havana (Jamison).
es, Inc. He, is survived by: Mother
giving Catherine Chandler of Havana,
service Father Joseph Merchant
service (Cassandra) of Birmingham,
c. 1 at Alabama, parent Aunt Irene D.
n in the Johnson of Tampa, one sister
contact Jalessa TraKaye Kemp of
Havana, two brothers
Christopher and Justin
,- Merchant of Birmingham,
Merchant of Birmingham,
SAlabama, two aunts Wanda and
S Patricia Merchant of
Birmingham, Alabama, many
other relatives and friends. He
Swas preceded in death by his
maternal grandmother Mary
Jane (His Madie) Chandler
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enkinard herall of which preceded her in deRerhth.e
i.Health -Ci' N,.rir.: ~ H :nme ,n ,,airce, Fl.:r,di
is A ie M w er of St. Hre biturdn N,.urc beor 1th t o10vg hr m t
SE Church. He r formr h, lcad at r 14of uth Ir treewo d
ters, Annie Pearl and helma Shaw, was Brother Henry Shaw who preceded her inor,
Death In April of 19, Sst FSmi barred. Broter 9n Smith r.:.r P at .i t:ed i
u n u l eme. er I -is srie : i e rr.dath and b.rn s. :ptmbaer,
SPal2 West (oert, Luc Sr) of Qincy Je sir, x grandlig ncldrn,d limer Cest and Ocar),
Jenkins, all of which preceded her in death,
Sister Annie Mae was a member of St. Hebron AME Church before moving her mem-
bership to St. James AME Church. Her former husband and father of her two daugh-
ters, Annie Pearl and Thelma Shaw, was Brother Henry Shaw who preceded her in
death. In April of 1969, Sister Smith married Brother Ben Smith and cont inud in that
union until his demise. Sister Smith is survived by: one daughter and caretaker, Annie
Pearl West (Robert, Sr.) of Quincy; six grandchildren, Robert L West, Jr. (Alma),
Rosalyn W. Smith, and Pauline West, all of Quincy, Jamesn West of Atlanta,
Georgia, Capt. Bonnie A. Francis, USAF, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (caretaker), and
Naomi West, Dallas, Texas; fourteen great grandchildren, Dimitri Smith, James
Smith, III (Lysette) of Winter Haven, FL, Constance Holt (Julian) of Owings Mills,
Maryland, Carlos Hutley, NaTosha Clemons (Antonio), Bristow, Virginia, Chad
Walker of Montgomery, Alabama, Robert Dexter West (Takisha), Monique Goldwire
and Jordan A. Gaines, all of Quincy, Adrian Goldwire, Arizona, Larissa, Jessica,
Jamie, and Denise West, all of Fairfield, California, and many other sorrowing rela-
tives and friends.
Black, Marvin Willard
Marvin Willard Black, 78, of
Havana, died Thursday, Nov.1st
at home. He was born July 20,
1929 in Gadsden County, Fl.
son of the late Margaret Green
Black and Gus Black, attended
the public schools of Gadsden
County, employed until retire-
ment as a maintenance laborer, a
faithful and devoted member of
St. James Primitive Baptist
Church, Havana, where he was
former chairman of the Deacon
Board, President of the 5th
Sunday Christian Circle,
Superintendent of Sunday
School and President of Good
Shepherd Lodge #25. He was
joined in holy matrimony to Ms.
Lizzie Mae Collins on
September 1, 1951 in
Bainbridge, GA and they were
the loving parents of three chil-
dren. He was a very devoted
husband, father, grandfather,
brother, uncle, in-law, neighbor
and friend, who will be -missed
by those whose lives he
touched. Funeral Services will
be Wednesday, Nov. 7th,
ll:00a.m. at St. James P.B.
Church, with burial in the
church cemetery in Havana. The
Elder Dr. R.R. Gaines officiat-
ing, viewing will be at the
church on Tuesday, Nov. 6th
from 4p.m; to 8p.m. and
Wednesday, Nov.7th from
10a.m. to 11a.m. only. Madry
Memorial Funeral Chapel in
charge of arrangements, he is
survived by: wife of 56+years
Lizzie Mae Collins Black of
Havana, Daughters, 'Gladys
Black Baker (Joe) of Quincy,
Patricia Black Wright (Alonzo)
of Havana, Son: Larry W.Black
(Ann) of Tallahassee, Sisters-in-
law: Geraldine J.Black of
Havana, Adele Black of Ocean
Springs, MS, Fly MaeCulbreath
of St. Petersburg, Fl, Catherine
Colston of Bainbridge, GA,
Lettie Mitchell of Jacksonvilee,
F1, Brother-in-laws: John Henry
Winbush of Quincy, Fl. Chester
Peters, Cleve Collins(Rosa) of
Johnathan. Lewis of Atlanta,Ga.,
,.anr Antonio Owens of
Havana.Ffi. eight grandchildren,
fi\e grear'children, a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins other
relatives and friends.
MNI mother had leukemia and
she was given many units of
blood. When people asked us
how they could help with my
mother, we told them they
could give blood. One of my
co-workers then called and set
up the first blood drive at
Focus Credit Union in
Chattahoochee. Now we have
drives also at our Quincy loca-
tion. This is a wonderful way
for people to help.
'-Linda from Quincy
9n e C7 orY of
9X, 10. 1935 ,,, 16. 1986
November 10th would have been Nell Davis Hodges'
72nd birthday. This year marks the 21st anniversary of
her lost battle to Leukemia. Our mother lived in
Quincy most of her life. She loved the people and the
landscape of her hometown. She always expressed how
fortunate she was to have the close friends and family
she did; and instilled in her children an appreciation for
our heritage as well.
As Thanksgiving approaches, we are sending this note to Quincy to express our
thankfulness for the years of support and genuine sincerity from its people. We want
Quincy to know we have not forgotten what you mean to our family and want to say
most humbly, thank you Quincy from the children of Nell Davis Hodges.
Her son, Ben Hodges appreciates all of the support you have shown him and the
troops that defend this nation. We are proud to announce that Ben has made General
and his official pinning is scheduled for some time this winter. His wife, Holly and
their two children Madeline and Benjamin are doing great living in the D.C. area
where Ben works as a legislative liaison at the Pentagon.
Katie Tucker continues to excel in the real estate market and has increased her terri-
tory as a broker to include not only North Florida, but South Georgia as well. She is
also proud of her daughter, Lyndsey who is a senior at Lawton Chiles High School in
Tallahassee. Phyllis Zinn is busy in Colorado Springs, Colorado raising two daugh-
ters Hanna and Jessie with husband, Mark. She recently completed a cookbook ded-
icated to our mother, and is working to publish it for resale.
Nella Dickens continues to follow in the footsteps of our grandfather, Philip C. Davis.
She is a Vice President of Commercial Banking with SunTrust in Tallahassee. She
and husband, Jimmy recently celebrated the 1st birthday of their son, Jed. Our father,
Fred Hodges resides at the V.A. Domiciliary in Lake City, Florida.
We are interested in hearing from our mother's friends and family that will share a
fond memory or two. Please contact Nella with your story at NellaHodges@com-
cast.net. We'd love to hear from you.
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The speaker for this occasion
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Blessed Hope M.B. Church
pre-anniversary program for
Pastor and Moderator Nathaniel
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7:00 p.m. Guest church and
Pastor will Mt. Mariah First
M.B. Church Elder Crawford of
Quincy. The public is invited,
contact Sis. Laura Collins for
more information @875-3969
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Baptist Church will be celebrat-
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Anniversary on Nov. 8th-llth,
Thursday and Saturday starting
at 7:00p.m. and Sunday at
11:00a.m. Contact Leroy
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attend a benefit program for
Evangelist Ruby Madry on
Nov.lOth at 6:00p.m. to be held
at the Glorious Church of God,'
For additional information
please call Pastor Sherman at
668-6730. If you are unable to
attend the service a monetary
donation will be greatly appreci-
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place at the Glorious Church of
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has ministered throughout the
community and will be preach-
ing, teaching and praying for the
healing and spiritual deliverance
of God's people. Services will
be held nightly at 7:30p.m.
beginning Wednesday, Nov.7th
through Friday, Nov. 9th. Come
and hear a word from the Lord!
The tent is located on US-27
north; approximately 1 mile
north of the Town of Havana.
For additional information
please contact Pastor Lionel
Leonard at 850-321-7673
Honoring Elder William
New Jerusalem Missionary
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Dedication of Elder William
Maxwell Sr., Fellowship Hall
Maxwell Fun Day
(Free Food, Fun and Games)
Everyone is Invited '
All Donations are Accepted
Hosted By: St. Mary M.B.
Church Elder William Hinson
Mt. Hosea M.B. Church -
Elder Eddie York
New Jerusalem M.B. Church -
Elder Julius R. Harris
For further information con-
tact Deacon Alto Anderson @
Minister Carter Hickman
@850-668-5957 or Montrail T.
Mt. Moriah First
We will host our Annual
Harvest Day .Program on
Sunday, November 18, 2007@
11:00 AM. Minister Waverly
Pallmore, Assistant Pastor of
Administration at Jerusalem MB
Church of Tallahasseee will
break the bread of life. Mt.
Moriah First Missionary Baptist
Church is located at 302 South
Tenth Street, Quincy where
Elder Melvin E. Crawford, Sr is
We cordially invite all of you
to come out and worship with us
on this joyous occasion in the
name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. For more informa-
tion please call the Church at
Mt. Zion Primitive
Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist
Church New: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
bible study and youth teaching.
Church school, Sunday morning
@9:30 a.m. morning worship
Sunday morning @ 11:00 a.m.
The matrons society will meet
following morning service, all
matrons are asked to come pre-
pared to stay, as we will be final-
izing our plans for our
Thanksgiving Baskets. Mass
choir rehearsal Thursday,
7:00p.m. monthly conference
will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. all
members are asked to attend.
Baptizing service Sunday morn-
ing 8:00 a.m. Intercessary
prayer each Monday and
Tuesday at 12:00 noon.
The clothes Closet and pantry
is available for those needing
this service, please call 627-
8442 for assistance. Beloved, let
us love one another; for love is
of God; and every one that
loveth is born of God. He that
loveth not knoweth not God; for
God is love. 1John 4:7,8
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