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Letters to Santa/B1 THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE50 50 24 PAGES, 2 SECTIONS Early holiday deadlines setDeadlines for The Gadsden County Times will be adjusted to accommodate early production for the Dec. 26 edition.5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, display advertising deadline.Noon Thursday, Dec. 19, legal advertising deadline.3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, classified advertising deadline.5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, obituary deadline.5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, community news submission deadline (including church and school news well as all other submissions). The Gadsden County Times office will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27. For information, call 850627-7649. Deadlines for the Jan. 2 edition are: Noon Tuesday, Dec. 24, display advertising. Noon Tuesday, Dec. 24, legal advertising. 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, classified advertising. Noon Friday, Dec. 27, obituary deadline. 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, community news submissions (including church and school news well as all other submissions). The office will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Years Day and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.Havana parade rescheduled for SaturdayThe Havana Holiday Festival and Lawnmower Parade will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Kick-off breakfast is at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Havana Merchants Association and the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council. For information, call 850-519-1574. NEWS BRIEFS From staff reports Thieves strike three day cares CURT WILKERSONTimes CorrespondentAt 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, Martha Anderson, director of the Minnie Bell Center KC day care center on 120 S. Madison St. in Quincy, arrived to work and noticed the back gate was open. She told The Timesshe didnt think much about it, but when the back door opened awkwardly, her suspicions began to rise. As she walked into the facility, the lights were off but she was able to make out a large number of paper plates scattered across the floor. When she turned on the lights, she said she was horrified to find the facility she owns with her daughter Tommasena Godwin had been ransacked. It was trashed, said Anderson. They trashed my office; took food, brooms, canned goods, books, my office laptop, radios and even my paperwork. Additionally, the lock on Andersons office file cabinet had been picked, and paperwork with employee Social Security numbers was taken along with cash and a company credit card. Anderson said Capital City Bank had reported the card being used Nov. 29 at a local convenience store on West Jefferson Street. Somehow they were able to use the card, even though the day care centers name was on it, said Anderson. She said the alarm at her business went off Nov. 28, Thanksgiving night, and that is when she believes the thieves visited two other locations on South Madison Street. There was a breakin attempt at the Tiny Tot Nursery at 100 S. Madison St., down the street from the Minnie Bell Center. The attempt was evidenced by a splintered doorframe that leads into the facilitys kitchen. No items were reported stolen. A private residence in the area was also burglarized, accordHeritage of faith Many members of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy gathered Thursday, Dec. 12, for the Festival of Guadalupe. The outdoor event on the church grounds included Mass celebrated by the Bishop of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese in honor of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe. For more photos from the event, see page A12. Photo by Cheri Harris GTIs nail program scratching the surface CHERI HARRISTimesWhether its the chance to explore a rewarding vocation for free in high school or start a second career as an adult, Gadsden Technical Institute Nail Technology Instructor Cynthia Kimbrell said the program has a lot to offer the community. In addition to offering education to students, it also offers salon services such as manicures, pedicures and acrylics, as well as GTI nail technology student Kesha Thigpen gives Marcia Boynton a manicure as instructor Cynthia Kimbrell looks on. Photo by Cheri Harris See GTI/ Page B11 CURT WILKERSONTimes CorrespondentQuincy City Commissioner Derrick Elias motioned to renegotiate the terms of City Manager Jack McLeans contract at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Quincy City Commission. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Andy Gay and will be placed on the agenda for the Jan. 14 commission meeting. The motion came after members of the commission expressed concern over the continued delay of the citys internal audit. This is almost to the point of ridiculous, said Gay. The audit gives us the nuts and bolts to provide oversight of the citys finances. Its highly unusual for a municipality to drag this on for this long; its very disturbing and Im running out of patience. McLean maintained that the audit is nearly completed and would be sent to the Watson and Rice auditing firm as soon the Thomas Howell Ferguson accounting firm completes their review. McLean also reported the city was not able to make payment on the $400,000 line of credit with Capital City Bank and has subsequently been granted an extension through Jan. 28. McLean said the payment, originally scheduled to be made on Dec. 2, was not made because of budget shortfalls. The actual amount of money that came in against our estimated budget was $150,000 less than what we expected, McLean said. Quincy audit misses another deadline See QPD/ Page A2 See AUDIT/ Page A2
TALLAHASSEE With the holiday season upon us and the search for the perfect gift continuing, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection suggests giving a Florida State Parks Annual Pass this year. The pass is reusable for an entire year for entrance to Floridas award-winning state parks. The pass allows cardholders to enter all state parks* in Florida for up to one year from the month purchased. Whether it is vacationing at a beach, swimming in one of the iconic springs or picnicking with the family, this pass provides the ability to enjoy natures treasures all year without having to pay every time you go to a state park. The Annual Entrance Pass allows cardholders to visit our award-winning state park and state trails throughout the year, said Donald Forgione, Director of Florida Park Service. No matter where you are in Florida, you can find a state park within one hours drive for hiking, bicycling, bird-watching or enjoying Floridas famous sunshine. Passes can be bought for individuals for $60, while a family annual park pass which allows entry for up to eight people is $120. They can be bought at all state parks at ranger stations or museums, but please call ahead to ensure availability. They may also be purchased online or by mail, which will take three to four weeks for delivery. Also in time for holidays, give the gift of Florida culture with tickets to the 2014 Florida Folk Festival. Now in its 62nd year, the festival celebrates the best of local art and music with more than 300 performances. Tickets are already on sale for this years event on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs. Visit www.floridafolkfestival.com to buy your tickets today. In addition to the Florida State Parks Annual Pass, here are some other ideas to make your season greener: When choosing a gift, the Department suggests choosing the most durable product you can afford. Cheaper products tend to wear out faster and must be replaced more often. By doing this you can reduce consumption of items that are thrown away or left unused around the house. If possible, look for items made with recycling content. If you are buying an electronic gift for someone, give rechargeable batteries along with a battery charger. Recycling used batteries is important to reducing the potential for contamination in landfills. Electronic retailers, such as Walmart, Best Buy, Staples and RadioShack will accept batteries to recycle. In addition to buying green gifts, there are also several wrapping alternatives that can cut down on waste found in the home. Gift givers can reuse boxes, bows and wrapping paper that can be saved each year. Tissue paper is difficult to recycle, so use strips of shopping bags, used wrapping paper or old lace to fill gift bags. Make unique bows by cutting up leftover shopping bags and purchase fabric gift wraps that can be We could have paid something against the line of credit, but I wanted to ensure that we had enough money to make payroll and we were able to do that. Later in the evening, Quincy resident Frieda Bass-Prieto addressed the commission, expressing her concern over fees associated with the continued refinancing of a loan from the Florida Department of Revenue and the citys failure to grant a public records request she had made. This is the third time we have renegotiated this loan, she said. After last years stipulation, we suffered over $50,000 in penalties, interest and fees. Mayor Keith Dowdell responded to her comments. A lot of theses issues you can take up with the city manager during regular hours, Dowdell said. We are not going to give you the personal satisfaction of trying to embarrass the city of Quincy. During a phone interview with the Times, Bass-Prieto reacted to Dowdells remarks. I was dumbfounded, she said. Im a concerned citizen, and its my right to express my opinion, said Bass-Prieto, a bookkeeper for 10 years. We are carrying over day-to-day debt, and my fear is if nothing changes this will snowball. There needs to be a change, and only the commission is capable of doing so. Commissioners also:Voted to approve full medical retirement benefits to Quincy resident Neil Eitson. Because of a medical condition, Eitson was forced to retire from the utilities department at the age of 58, four years shy of normal retirement age.Considered amending the citys policy to award full retirement and health benefits to employees who retire within four years of normal retirement age because of disability. After deliberation they decided instead to judge all future claims on a caseby-case basis. Approved an amendment that would increase the boundary of the Gadsden County Enterprise Zone, adding three square miles of undeveloped property that has been zoned for commercial use. Businesses that operate within the enterprise zone are eligible for tax incentives from the state of Florida as part of an effort toA2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000GU6P 000GXUG 000GXPS Notice of Quincy Historic Preservation Commission Meeting The Quincy Historic Preservation Commission will hold its meeting on Monday January 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM, at the City Hall to discuss the following: 1. Proposed revision to the certificate of appropriateness for renovation work on the Hindu Temple located at 19. S. Adams Street, Quincy in order to approve some changes to the faade of the building. If you have any question, please, call Bernard Piawah, Building and Planning Department at 850-618-0030; ext. 6677 ing to Quincy Police Department Capt. Robert Mixson. Mixson said persons of interest have been identified but arrests have not yet been made. Mixson said QPD is conducting a survey of South Madison Street to determine the ideal locations for additional street lights. Additionally, Public Works Director Earl Banks stated the department has trimmed trees in the area to increase visibility. A burglary of the Little Successful Angels Day Care on 16 Ernest St. in Quincy has also been reported, but details of the incident were not available by deadline. QPDContinued from Page A1 AUDITContinued from Page A1 CURT WILKERSONTimes CorrespondentThe city of Quincy had its fair share of controversy in 2013. Whether the topic of conversation was Tanyard Creek or the citys continued financial woes, concerned citizens had plenty to talk about. As Quincys city manager, Jack McLean Jr. was in the center of the storm. McLean sat down with the Timesto discuss the events of 2013. The Fantasia controversy just ignited like a firestorm, said McLean. It pushed us off our agenda, took up a lot of time and energy and distracted from all the things this city has done well. Our police department did a wonderful job this year; its a young police department, but it is caring, sensitive, professional and led by an internationally renowned chief in Walt McNeil. We did a better job of creating employment opportunities; we had more students work this year than ever. We finished the bathrooms at Martin Luther King Street track and refinished Corry Field. So this year we learned that small things can get out of hand and overshadow your accomplishments I promise you that wont happen again. The city of Quincy came under fire from a concert promoter who alleged tickets at the Fantasia concert on Labor Day in Tanyard Creek Park were mishandled. The promoter later filed a lawsuit against the city claiming it had failed to comply with a public records request pertaining to ticket sales records. Another big issue of 2013 was the citys failure to complete the internal audit. The audit, originally scheduled for submission in June, has to date still not been completed. In October, the commission voted 3-2 to keep McLean in office after Derrick Elias moved to terminate his contract as a result of the audits delay. The audit is late, much later than it shouldve been and as city manager I take responsibility for that, said McLean. The finance department should have done better, and thats something were going to work on. The audit is the one document that tells the world how youre doing; a lot of things hinge on it. McLean also spoke of what he viewed as past mistakes that contributed to prolonging the completion of the audit. When I came into office, I said I wanted to write off some of the bad debt on our books, but the commission decided instead to try and collect on debts, some of them 20 years old. That complicated things created more due tos and due froms, and made our books more difficult to clean up. When we come out of this, we are going to have books that are clean and fairly represent where we are. Then we can start rebuilding our reserves. Looking ahead to 2014, McLean maintained that if the distractions and infighting can be kept to a minimum, then good things can happen for the city of Quincy. This is a beautiful place, and we still have some of the lowest utility rates in the whole state, he said. We have an economic development platform that we can truly work off of, lower entry costs of business than anywhere else and an improving education system under Superintendent Reginald James. So there are a lot of positive things we need to build off of, but these internal family squabbles, if you will, need to stay in the family. We have to learn how not to air our dirty laundry out in public. Midway Police Chief Jerome Turner Jr. will host his first quarterly Coffee with the Chief event at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Midway (215 Commerce Boulevard). Turner plans to host Coffee with the Chief events in the future at various locations throughout the City. Turner wants to allow and have an open forum for citizens to come and speak with their police chief and ask those questions that otherwise may go unanswered. Citizens are encouraged to attend to learn about their police department, but also to understand the challenges of the police department and the vitality of the community partnership the police department needs. Turner is grateful for the outpouring of community support since he was sworn into office Nov. 22. For any questions about this event or to have this event at your establishment, call Midway Police Department at 850-574-3057 and ask to speak with Sgt. Floyd or Officer Gardner. Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report Dec. 16, 20131. Nicole Glover Rumph FTA hearing, Burglary of dwelling with assault, Battery. 2. Robert LargeIntroducing Contraband into a detention facility. 3. Lucious Bruce Guyton Assault and Agg. Assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Damage to the door at Tiny Tots Nursery in Quincy is shown. Photo by Curt Wilkerson 2013 Year in Review: QUINCY Enjoy coffee, talk, with MPD police chief Quarterly events to give residents opportunities to share concerns with police Gift green with state parks annual pass See PARKS/ Page A6
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 A3 Obituaries Aiden Lamar BurnsBaby Aiden Lamar Burns, of Quincy, FL, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at TMH, in Tallahassee, FL. The funeral services will be held at a later date.Mamie GloverMs. Mamie Glover, 87 years of age, died on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Quincy, FL. The service is 2:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Peace M.B. Church, of Gretna, FL, with burial at Smith Cemetery, of Quincy, FL. The family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m., on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. She is survived by one daughter, Mamie L. Glover, of Quincy, FL, four sisters; 3 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; and 15 greatgreatgrandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.Betty Jean Alford Copeland Pastor Betty Jean Alford Copeland, 74 of Chattahoochee, FL died Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Services were held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at West Gadsden High School in Greensboro, FL. Survivors include her daughters: Caregiver, Evangelist Audrey Colley, Evangelist Sheranda (Apostle Joe) Nelson, Missionary Andreca Dawkins, Stacey Copeland, Tona Thomas Lourn and Chenoa James; sons: Paul Jr. (Tracey) Copeland, Ricky (Brighette) Copeland and Keaton Copeland; mother, Pastor Rebecca Whitfield; brother, Elijah Alford, Jr and a host of other relatives and friends. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Arnold HankersonMr. Arnold Hankerson, 70 years old, of Tallahassee, FL, died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Tallahassee, FL. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Morning Glory Baptist Church, 348 Joe Knight St., Quincy, FL. He is survived by two sons, Gerald L. Hankerson, Tyrone Guntrop, both of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, two daughters, Crystal Hankerson, of N.C., Rose Hankerson, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, one brother, Theophilus Hankerson, of Atlanta, GA, three sisters, Jewrolie Soloman, of Tallahassee, FL, Avis Lawrence, of Atlanta, GA, Sandra Davenport (Minister Sandy), of Quincy, FL. 1 grandchild. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.Inez BoothMrs. Inez Booth, 91 years of age, of Quincy, Florida, died on Friday, December 13, 2013 in Quincy, FL. The service is 11:00 a.m., EST, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Peace M.B. Church, of Gretna, FL, with burial at St. Paul Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m., on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. She is survived by one son, Richard Anderson (Etta), of Quincy, FL, one daughter, Nellie Graham, of Quincy, FL, one brother Alvin Bush (Neria), of Gretna, FL, one sister, Rutha Wright, of Tallahassee, FL, 7 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.Shanta Grice RobinsonMrs. Shanta Grice Robinson, 29, years of age, of Tallahassee, FL, died on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in Tallahassee, FL. The service is 2:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, December 21, 2013, at New Jerusalem COGIC in Attapulgus, GA, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery, of Quincy, FL. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m., on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. She is survived by her husband, Markeith Robinson, of Tallahassee, FL, one daughter, Lauryn Gay, of Tallahassee, FL, two step daughters, Lashonjanae Robinson, Laneisha Robinson, both of Quincy, FL, mother, Ada Grice, of Attapulgus, GA, maternal grandfather, Issac Grice, of Attapulgus, GA, six sisters Crystal Danielle, of Attapulgus, GA, Taineisha McGee, of Bainbridge, GA, Shonna Grice, of Havana, FL, Traci Grice, Chaperel Cooper, both of Atlanta, GA, Versail Cooper, of Thomasville, GA, two brothers, Akeem Gooch, of Thomasville, GA, Montrell Cooper, of Tampa, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements. Family history researchers hold the Gadsden County time capsule by the librarys new exhibit case. Photo submitted Before we say farewell to 2013 and ring in a brand new year, theres one more Viva Florida capstone celebration on the calendar you wont want to miss. The Gadsden County Public Library System invites you to attend a time capsule finale and Florida history film festival on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Christmas will be over by then, the thrill of new toys all played out, and you just may be in search of something unique and entertaining to do before a New Years Eve bash. Please join us for a free early-bird New Years Eve party at noon at the McGill Library in Quincy for a last peek at the county time capsule before it goes into hibernation for the next 50 years. In case you hadnt heard, the Florida Department of State bestowed on us a time capsule to preserve the rich historical and cultural diversity of our communities in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Florida. Ours is the only state in the nation with 500 continuous years of documented European history. Here is just a smattering the items included in the time capsule representing current life in Gadsden County: Martin Luther King, Jr. Black Heritage postage stamps Restaurant menu from El Portrillo Mexican Grill & Bar Creek Indian Poker Room flyer Gadsden Art Center 25th anniversary poster Capital Regional Medical Center plastic admittance card with QR code Sample of Fuller Earth clay from the BASF plant 100 Years of First Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church bulletin, Quincy Photos of the new Quincy By-Pass road construction Carter Parramore High School Super Reunion 1956-1970 program Greater Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church, Gretna, dedication service program Town & County Real Estate Guide Bell & Bates T-shirt Of course, there are plenty of other interesting trinkets and tokens inside the time capsule, but youll just have to wait until the year 2063 to see its entire contents when the lid is popped at the 150th anniversary of the Gadsden County courthouse. Following closure of the time capsule on Dec. 31 (help, anybody handy with glue?), lights will dim for a movie premiere of Hernando de Soto in America, an action-packed film about the 16th-century Spanish expedition through Florida in search of gold. Also debuting on the silver screen will be two short films about Mission San Luis in Tallahassee. The William A. Bill McGill Library is located at 732 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy. Come in, and linger longer! Linger LongerA A T T Y Y O O U U R R L L I I B B R R A A R R Y YDr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director 000GY36
A4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMFor the first time in many years I wont be singing in a Christmas concert with a church choir. Last Sunday, however, I had been invited to sing with the choir at Whitney Baptist, here in Leesburg. However, I turned the choir director down because I hadnt rehearsed. I also shared with him that I wouldnt feel like I was truly singing in a choir because over threequarters of the congregation sang in that choir. In fact, the choir outnumbered the congregation, seated in the pews in front of them. Im not really ready to write a Christmas column this early, as today is only the 13th, and, as with most Christmas seasons, Im not really feeling the spirit yet. I miss the old gang in the chancel choir at Chaires United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. One couldnt help but be in the Christmas spirit, as by this time we would probably be ready to present our special concert. I hope some of you have had the indescribable feeling one obtains from practicing and singing with a dedicated church choir with a dedicated director. You never forget it. Usually a good choir would start rehearsal for the Christmas concert no later than September. From that point on, its nothing but hard work, dedication and enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow choir members and director. Those of us who sang with the Chaires choir loved music, hard work and each other. If youll recall, I used to drive 31 miles, oneway, just to be with that wonderful group after Judy and I had moved back to Havana from Tallahassee after Judys mother passed. To those of you Chaires choir members, I miss singing with you and the fine times we shared together. Are you already feeling the Christmas spirit? Perhaps, you dont know what that is or havent felt it for some years, or perhaps, never. If you are not feeling it Ill bet youre feeling blue or wish you could go to bed and wake up and the whole Christmas season would be over and done with. For years, until I met Judy, I dreaded the Christmas season; and I know I wasnt alone. Divorce, death, separation, bad health, loss of job and/or income are all reasons one might not be feeling the holiday spirit. If youre not a Christian, I dont know how youd ever truly feel the wonderful spirit that goes along with it. Judy pointed out to me that our new neighbor and friend had hung up her exterior decorations and they may have been on the tacky side. Along with the wreaths made with tin foil and red wrapping paper in the middle, a square-shaped sign was implanted at the base of one of the palm trees with the saying: Keep Christ in Christmas. No matter how one might feel about my neighbors holiday decorations, one has to admit it doesnt hurt to be reminded of keeping the Christ as the center or heart of the whole season. Ill be thinking and praying for my close friends who have lost loved ones recently and will be spending the holidays without their beloved spouses. Our good friend and neighbor from Green Valley, Arizona, Marge Petitmermet lost her husband, Ernie, after 72 years of marriage. God bless you, Marge; we know how special Ernie was and miss him too. Hopefully, Marges many friends at her new retirement home will be there for her. We know that her two loyal sons, Tom and Jim, will be around for their mother. Like at Thanksgiving time, I am so thankful to be around new, friendly neighbors and to have a spouse as wonderful as Judy to share my Christmas season with. Thanks to her our decorations have been hung and are shining brightly. Im not so sure I would have done that without her. I believe I shared with you that last year at this time I tried to surprise Judy by hanging some lights around one of our two columns at the entryway to our house in Havana. I was atop a step ladder with a string of lights hoisted over my head when a green lizard poked his big head out at me from behind a shingle, above and behind. The surprise of it all caused me to strike out at him in a fashion not designed for a rotator cuff. A few days later my favorite orthopedic surgeon, Peter Loeb, performed his second rotator cuff surgery for me. My faithful readers, this column marks five years I have been writing for this wonderful weekly paper, The Gadsden County Times. I want to thank executive editor, Cheri Harris, for putting up with me and keeping me on the staff. Cheri is the third editor Ive worked for in the past five years and does such a wonderful job of writing, editing and keeping this newspaper running. I truly hope that if you are not in the spirit that you will be in the next few days, as were running out of time. For those of you who are, and have been in the spirit, thanks for being shining beacons for us. I used to listen closely for a special holiday song at this time of the year, We Need a Little Christmas, from the Broadway musical Mame. It always helped me to get with the spirit if I needed a little boost at the last minute. Perhaps, its also one of you favorites. Merry Christmas and God bless you all. During this month of celebrations, Hanukkah just past and Christmas and the New Year to come, Im pleased to share this favorite story with you. I hope you will enjoy it and choose to share. A young girl attended a holiday violin recital. She was so captivated by the beauty of the music and powerful presence of the violinist she absolutely had to meet him after the performance. She waited patiently in line to greet him, and when it was her turn, she said hello and asked if he would please autograph her program. Im sorry, said the violinist, but my hands are too tired from playing. Well, said the girl with a smile, my hands are tired, too, from all the clapping. The violinist beamed and with a flourish, autographed the program. I sing the praises of professionals, business leaders, philanthropists and community volunteers, parents and grandparents and faith leaders of all denominations. You are the violinists for children, families and our elders every day throughout our vibrant and diverse communities. We who care for our own families and the loved ones of others master the notes, touch the strings, and move the bow creating beautiful music. And sometimes we get tired. I am your admirer, honoring your commitment and applauding your efforts. Together, in partnership, we are making progress. Lets never forget that we are needed; lets not lose hope nor allow one days fatigue to dampen our spirit. The challenges are great, but our optimism and strength of commitment will persevere! My special wishes for the holidays go to our military and their families, our first responder law enforcement, EMT and fire-fighting professionals, health care-givers, educators and providers of other vital human services whose dedication seldom takes a holiday. They are there for us and stand ready to serve in good times and bad. Saying thank you to these people is one way of giving them the emotional boost they need to keep up their good work for us all. This holiday season lets remember that not all Emotional Gift Guide LAURA FINLEY, Ph.D. PeaceVoice Authenticity is one of the most important qualities to teach young people. To be truly who you are, to be comfortable in your own skin and to walk your talk, is essential to not just personal happiness but is also requisite for building a better, more just and humane world. Unfortunately, teaching authenticity is challenging in a society that is dominated by hypocrisy. Politicians manipulate, deceive and outright lie with such regularity it is almost amazing when one does not do so. Celebrities demonstrate to children and youth that it is acceptable to say one thing and do the complete opposite Below is a short list of recent hypocrisy by leaders and celebrities. Although nowhere near exhaustive, here is a smattering of the political hypocrisy of 2013. Republicans claimed they wanted to avoid the government shutdown in the fall, yet many openly embraced the idea as a way of stymieing President Obama in general and of opposing Obamacare. Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney derided Obamacare, yet it was very clearly based in large part on the model Romney introduced as governor of Massachusetts. Then there is the Cheney sisters, who want to be personally fine with gay people but not politically so. And what about Florida Republican Trey Radel, who supported Governor Scotts initiative to drug test welfare recipients yet is a cocaine addict? It is clear, however, that the hypocrisy bug has infected Democrats as well. President Obama, for example, pledged to usher in an era of transparency yet the revelations made by Edward Snowden make it abundantly obvious that he has authorized and continues to support privacy invasions previously unheard of. And, of course, there are Obamas pledges about health insurance that were, quite simply, either signs of complete ineptitude or willful deception. Supposedly assigned to protect and serve, many of the law enforcement officers in my home of South Florida seem to do anything but. In just one example of a litany, Miami Gardens police stopped and harassed 27-year-old Earl Sampson 258 times in the last few years while he was on the clock (yes, you read Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. 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Deadline for submission is Wednesday at noon for the upcoming weeks publication. Submissions should be mailed to Cheri Harris, Executive Editor, 15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Divorce, death, separation, bad health, loss of job and/or income are all reasons one might not be feeling the holiday spirit. If youre not a Christian, I dont know how you would ever truly feel the wonderful spirit that goes along with it. Jack Levine4GEN JOURNAL We cant build a strong economy on a weak base CAMILLE MORAN American Forum Lets bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think its time for another raise. Todays $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldnt have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas Dinner on their tables. In my state, Louisiana, which is not a high-cost state, a single adult needed income of $19,256 to afford basic expenses such as food, housing, transportation, health care and taxes in 2012, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator. Thats $9.26 an hour at 40 hours a week yearround, which is $2 more an hour than the current minimum wage. McDonalds made waves this year by recommending a sample monthly budget to its employees many of them earning at or near minimum wage that assumed they needed a second job to make ends meet. Most McDonalds employees, like most minimum-wage workers, are adults. The budget had them working at McDonalds for $1,105 a month after taxes, and then a second job for $955 for a total of $24,720 yearly after taxes. McDonalds CEO Don Thompson, meanwhile, made $13.8 million in 2012. Thats $37,808 a day, every day of the year. Most Americans agree that if you work full time you should not be living in poverty. Todays miserly minimum wage doesnt just impoverish workers, it hurts our economy. If I dont pay my employees a decent wage, they wont have money to spend at other businesses. And if other businesses dont pay their workers a decent wage, they cant afford to buy my trees, and I cant afford to hire more employees. Thats a negative cycle, instead of a positive one. At 4 Seasons Christmas Tree Farm, our lowest paid employees earn at least $10 an hour and we provide a better product at competitive prices with big box stores. Raising the minimum wage makes good business sense. A recent national poll shows that 67 percent of small-business owners support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it yearly to keep pace with the cost of living. The smallbusiness owners were predominately Republican in the poll commissioned by Small Business Majority. Sixty-five percent of smallAuthenticity And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray See FORUM / Page A7 See JOURNAL / Page A7 See VOICE / Page A7
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 A5 ANGELA SAPPRace to the Top Science Specialist Special to the TimesComputers at East and West Gadsden High Schools were frantically buzzing Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11th and 12, as the graduating classes of 2014 logged into and completed the Florida Financial Aid application. Every senior, at both schools, was given this opportunity and a total of 145 successfully finished the process. This is the first time such an endeavor has been attempted and Principals Roberts and Walker along with Director of Pre K-12 Instructional Services Dr. Sylvia Jackson deemed it a huge success. The event was organized by Angela Sapp, Race To The Top Science Specialist and facilitated by Reyonna Parrish, Outreach Representative, Region 1 with the Florida Department of Education. The labs will re-convene in January to provide parents guidance in negotiating the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Gadsden Elementary Magnet School hosted its Tropicana Speech Contest Wednesday, Dec. 11. The participants were the first-, secondand thirdplace winners from the fourththrough sixth-grade classes. Listed are the participants: Bree-Ana Bruner, Aniya Sailor, Azha Herron, Jan Jackson, Janay Andrews, Alexis Smith, Chanel Sapp, Aviana Murphy and William Rouse. The winning and original speeches were presented. Speeches were judged on the following: Time (2-3 minutes), Eye Contact, Voice, Originality and Content. The judges were of the district level and the community: Ms. Collins, Ms. Barksdale, Ms. Pouncey and Ms. Daniels. Winners of the Division #1 Competition: 1st Place Alexis Smith 2nd Place William Rouse 3rd Place Bree-Ana Bruner Winners of the Division #2 Competition 1st Place Chanel Sapp 2nd Place Janay Andrews 3rd Place Aviana Murphy The school winners will represent GEMS in the District Competition in January. East Gadsden High School students Montrell Davis and Cartesia Moore are pictured here with Mrs. Reyonna Parrish. Photos submitted Bright Futures labs West Gadsden High School students ourtney Mickel and Savon Jones are pictured here with Mrs. Reyonna Parrish. GEMS Tropicana Speech Competition Pictured here are GEMS Tropicana Speech Competition Division 2 winners. Photos submitted Pictured here are the GEMS Tropicana Speech Competition Division 1 winners. Pictured here are the GEMS Tropicana Speech Competition judges. 000GY3O
used over again. When needed, look for cards and wrapping paper that are made from recycled material that can be recycled again. Avoid metallic or foil paper, as these are not recyclable or reusable. An alternative to wrapping paper could be to wrap items in containers that pique the interest of the recipient. Wrapping presents in a tool box for a handy man, using fabric for a person interested in sewing, or even wrapping a present in a kitchen towel for the chef can be great alternatives to using wrapping paper. Green gifting this holiday can help cut down on waste that accumulates over the holiday season. Using these suggestions and purchasing gifts that require little packaging, such as a Florida State Park Annual Pass, can help build a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. *Annual Passes valid at all state parks except Skyway Fishing Pier State Park where valid for a 33 percent discount The Florida Park Service is the proud recipient of three National Gold Medals for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, making Florida Americas first three-time Gold Medal winner. The awards were received in 1999, 2005 and 2013 from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation and Park Association. Floridas 171 state parks and trails inspire residents and visitors with recreation opportunities and scenic beauty that help strengthen families, educate children, expand local economies and foster community pride. With 161 parks, 10 state trails, nearly 800,000 acres, 100 miles of beaches and more than 1,500 miles of multi-use trails, visit soon and often to enjoy Floridas natural treasures. Download the Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger mobile app, available on iTunes and Android Market, to plan your trip and enhance your experience while visiting. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/. PARKSContinued from Page A2 TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentBoth teams came out poised and relaxed during the pre-game warm-up drills this past Saturday at East Gadsden High School. East Gadsden came into this highly anticipated game under the leadership of new Interim Head Coach Bobby Parrish, who took over for the departed Michael Hunt after the sixth game of the season. The Jaguars struck first on a lay-up with 7:56 left in the opening quarter, but the Panthers quickly countered 36 seconds later when Lajarous Davis knocked down a threepointer. With 3:29 remaining in the first quarter, West Gadsden held a 9-4 advantage over East Gadsden, but a put-back by Bobby Dukes with 2:12 left to play in the quarter cut the Panther lead to 9-8. Back-toback three-point shots by Davis gave the visitors a 15-10 advantage heading into the second quarter. West Gadsden went to the free-throw line early in the second quarter, but was unable to cash in as they went 1-4 on their first attempts from the charity strip. With 4:43 left in the first half, John Fain hit a threepointer that gave the Jaguars a small 19-18 lead over the Panthers. Dukes pushed the home teams lead to 21-18 a few seconds later by making a nice lay-up inside. The Panthers battled back and with 1:15 to go in the half, Davis put more of his sharp shooting on display when he squared up and hit another threepointer, tying the game up at 25-25. Fain and Dukes combined to score five points in less than a minute to regain the lead for the home team and with 6.7 seconds left in the half, the Jaguars held a 30-25 advantage. The exciting first half of play came to an end as West Gadsdens Mark Bradwell got a short jumper to fall at the buzzer to cut into East Gadsdens lead, and at the end of theA6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000FRBT Louis Cat Whitfield Jr. December 7, 1950 December 13, 2008 The death of someone close to us leaves us shocked with grief. We cannot understand how one minute this person was here and the next he was gone. The truth is, those we love are never gone. The body may have run its course, but the soul lives forever. We, the family, would like to wish our father, Louis Whitfield Jr. a Happy Birthday. 000GVZE 000GVJZ Limited Quantities! While Supplies Last! No Credit Needed! 50% OFF OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13 YOUR FIRST MONTHS PAYMENT ON ANYTHING IN THE STORE! OPEN MON-FRI 9-8 SAT 9-5 HOLIDAY SALE! HOLIDAY HOLIDAY SALE! SALE! 000GY1X SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentLeading into the holidays,a couple of our county teams are entering the break with some motivational wins. EAST GADSDEN The Lady Jags defeated Jefferson County by 35 points to move to 7-2 on the season.The final score was 58-23.Dondrea Harris hit three 3-pointers, dished out six assists and garnered six steals on her way to a 25-point night. The Lady Jag team also got a big revenge win over Leon High last week.The Jaguars outscored the Lions in every quarter but one and used a 19-10 first quarter lead to propel them to victory. Again, Harris led all scorers with 18 points. Both the East Gadsden girls and boys team will participate in the Capital City Classic beginning Dec. 20 and21. There are 12 teams on the boysside and four on the girlsside.Participating girls teams are PK Yonge, FAMU, Valdosta and East Gadsden. In what should be an excellent matchup, the Lady Jags face FAMU at 4:30 p.m. Friday.They then take on PK Yonge at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The tournament will be at Tallahassee Community College. TALLAVANA CHRISTIAN The Lady Lions roared to a dominating win over North Florida Christian this past week. Tallavana Christian scored the programs most points in recent memory in a 62-8 annihilation of North Florida Christian.Taniah Lockwood led her team with 19 points and The fifth annual Reginald C. James 21st Century Middle School Classic was held Saturday, Dec. 14, at Havana Middle school. Participating boys teams were Tallavana Christian, Shanks, and Havana Middle school. Participating girls teams were Shanks, Jefferson and Havana Middle School along with the East Gadsden Jr. Varsity squad. The Shanks Middle school Tigers defeated Tallavana and then squeezed by Havana Middle school for the Boys Championship. East Gadsden Lady Jags Jr. Varsity team defeated a determined Shanks team to set up the championship game with the Lady Bears team, who had earlier defeated the Jefferson Lady Tigers. The Lady Bears played well before losing to the Lady Jags by 3 points. Sports Jaguars win rivalry game against Panthers The East Gadsden High School Jaguars and West Gadsden High School Panthers clash on the court Saturday, Dec. 14, at East Gadsden in Havana. Photo by Reginald Forehand See RIVALS/ Page B11 Middle School Classic champs Shanks Middle Coach Pace, SMS player Barry Corker, 21st CCLC Project Director, EGHS player Jamia Bittles, Coach White. Photo submitted Reginald C. James Tourney Results Bright spots in girls basketball season See GIRLS/ Page B11
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 A7 TCC Workforce Developments Leadership Academy of North Florida begins first class in January TALLAHASSEE Tallahassee Community Colleges Division of Workforce Development has partnered with Plugged In Leadership to create an exceptional and unprecedented leadership development environment in Tallahassee. The newly formed joint venture, the Leadership Academy of North Florida, will embrace opportunities to engage and equip talented professionals with enhanced leadership training. The inaugural class begins January 2014 for a 12-month program. Monthly meetings will be onsite in Tallahassee and via teleconference on alternate months. Total investment for emerging leaders is $1,998 and for seasoned leaders is $2,398. The program takes a systematic approach to leadership development training by providing rigorous curriculum, assessments, coaching, mentoring and evaluation. The program includes emerging leaders (limit 30) who are young professionals, career changers, or those seeking leadership roles. The cohort of seasoned leaders (limit 20) will be executives, supervisors or those seeking to leave a legacy of leadership and influence. The group will be diverse, creative and multi-generational: the makings of an interesting mix of leadership thought and process. The curriculum includes leadership topics from communication to problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence and building a legacy by developing others. Those interested in submitting an application for consideration should visit TallahasseeLeadershipInstitute.com or contact the TCC Leadership Institute at 850201-8760 or email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 5. Entrepreneurial training program launches in Capital Region Area TALLAHASSEE WORKFORCE plus recently launched its regional Startup Quest program to entice new collaboration opportunities in the Capital Region. Startup Quest is an innovative training program that is aimed to transform career paths, skills, training or virtually any aspect of life by engaging in an innovative program to bring new technology to the world. This training provides additional local opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded individuals who need the mentorship and guidance to establish an effective business plan and development, said WORKFORCE plus CEO Jim McShane. Applicants must possess at least a bachelors degree, be an unemployed or underemployed job seeker over the age of 18, be authorized to work in the United States and be able to commit to the program in its entirety including a 1-year evaluative tracking period. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. The program is based on 10 highly collaborative and intensive training sessions led by experienced mentors. Participants in the program gain increased knowledge about advanced technologies, emerging industries, entrepreneurship, market analysis, financial projections, management and the technology development process, as well as realize significant increases in personal self confidence with newly developed job skills. These skills empower participants to form their own startup company or make them a more valuable employee for a new startup company. Local Workforce Investment Boards in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Daytona, Brevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Pinellas and Tallahassee joined together in a consortium to implement this innovative program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through a nearly $12 million, five-year grant. To register or learn more about the program, visit https://workforceplus.startupquest.org or contact Kara Palmer at 850-6174605 or Kara.Palmer@wfplus.org. Application deadline is Dec. 26, or bring a copy to the first session. The introductory session of the 10-week program will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Turnbull Center. Startup Quest is part of an evaluation study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Participants will be selected from among eligible applicants. Data collected will remain confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. For more information about WORKFORCE plus and the multitude of programs offered, go to www.wfplus.org or call 1-866WFP-JOB1. Programs funded through WORKFORCE plus are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. that right, he was at work) at a convenience store. They searched him more than 100 times, much of which is captured on camera because the store owner, Alex Saleh, realized that the threat to his business did not come so much from local thugs but rather from the police themselves. Not exactly a reliable source, Fox News has, however, shed some light on the hypocrisy of celebrities who speak out against various social ills while visibly perpetrating the same behaviors. Perhaps most notable was the starladen Demand A Plan initiative, in which a series of celebrities, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, lined up to film PSAs requesting gun control. These same celebrities Jamie Foxx, for instance are often featured in violent films that glorify gun culture. Both Jay Z and Kanye West have faced hypocrisy accusations for their failing to admonish or withdraw their products from companies, like Barneys, that are said to racially profile. Not to be outdone, evidently just days ago, the supposedly vegan Beyonce showed up at an event wearing a fur coat and suede shoes. Ummm maybe not. Among the many nonviolent principles along which Mahatma Gandhi operated, the concepts of truth and authenticity rank near the top. Gandhi recognized that even his detractors might soften their positions if his actions echoed his words, his diet followed his espoused beliefs, and his consumption patterns were consistent with what he preached. In short, living what you believe is an essential component of nonviolent social change. I believe the world would be a better place were authenticity to be widely valued and taught. Although we are all works in progress, I call on all adults to work diligently to be those role models in both what we say and what we do that our youth so desperately crave. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice. VOICEContinued from Page A4 business owners in the poll agreed that Increasing the minimum wage will help the economy, because the people with the lowest incomes are the most likely to spend any pay increases buying necessities they could not afford before, which will boost sales at businesses. This will increase the customer demand that businesses need to retain or hire more employees. Thats right. Increasing the minimum wage will boost the sales that drive employment. And with increased wages, businesses also see lower costly employee turnover, increased productivity and better customer service. No wonder the most rigorous studies of the impact of actual minimum wage increases show they dont cause job loss, reports Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. For example, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment compared all neighboring counties (we call them parishes) located on different sides of a state border with different minimum-wage levels between 1990 and 2006 and found no adverse employment effects from higher minimum wages. Theres a proposal in Congress to raise the minimum wage by 95 cents a year for three years to $10.10 an hour, and then adjust it annually to keep up with the cost of living. If the minimum wage had kept up with the cost of living since 1968, it would already be over $10. In case youre wondering, the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in 1968 and 3.5 percent in 1969. When families come to our farm looking for a Christmas tree, they seek out trees that have a strong, full base and are healthy from top to bottom. Our minimum wage is the base of our economy. If its weak, our economy will not be healthy. At the end of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge doesnt just give Tiny Tims family a turkey. He gives his father a raise.Moran is owner and CEO of Caramor Industries, which includes 4 Seasons Christmas Tree Farm, in Natchitoches Parish, La. She is a member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. FORUMContinued from Page A4 gifts are wrapped in shiny paper and decorated with ribbon and bows. There are many intangible gifts of the heart we can share with those who deserve special recognition and attention for who they are, what they do and the important role they play in our lives. Heres my 20-item Emotional Gift Guide, which I hope will be meaningful for you in this season of celebration. Please share it with family, friends and colleagues: To yourself respect, confidence, faith and fortitude. To a family member communication and understanding, even if there has been pain. To a friend a heartfelt and caring spirit. To our natural world, animal and plant life protection and preservation. To a good cause generosity of time and treasure and ardent advocacy. To a traveler an open door of hospitality. To our military forces, first responders and their loved ones honor, support and appreciation. To the ill and hurting conscientious concern and healing comfort. To the hungry and homeless compassion, emergency services and creative community solutions. To the abused, neglected and abandoned representation, security and hope. To someone with a special challenge recognition and acceptance. To the addicted and troubled a positive path to recovery. To an infant and toddler attention, attachment and safety. To a child or teen patience, guidance and a positive example. To a parent in need a helping hand and guidance. To an elder reverence, gratitude and dignified care. To a customer or client excellent service and lasting value. To everyone you see, friends and strangers alike a warm smile, acts of kindness and positive energy. To people of every age unconditional love. To all the peoples of the world justice and peace. JOURNALContinued from Page A4 Top achievements this year, five health threats in 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions job is to detect health threats, stop outbreaks, and prevent illness and injury. As 2013 comes to a close Americas health protection agency looks back at top five health concerns in 2013 and previews the five health threats that loom for 2014. CDCs most important achievements in 2013 are the outbreaks that didnt happen, the diseases that were stopped before they crossed our borders, and the countless lives saved from preventable chronic diseases and injuries. While our biggest successes may be the bad things that did not happen, careful assessment of what we did well and what we might do better is essential for continued success, said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. CDCs top accomplishments included the life-saving Tips tobacco education campaign; a pilot study supporting the technologies and methods of the proposed Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) initiatives; the Million Hearts Initiative to prevent a million heart attacks; progress in curbing healthcare-associated infections; and contributions to the U.S. Presidents Plan for Emergency AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which prevented the one millionth baby from being infected with HIV. However, much more needs to be done. CDC sounded the alarm about the potential loss of antibiotic protection from bacterial infections, the slow uptake of the anti-cancer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, the growing epidemic of prescription opiate addiction, the perfect storm of emerging infectious disease threats, and the final push for global polio eradication. CDCs 2013 accomplishments include: Demonstrations that new AMD technologies and methods can detect outbreaks sooner, stop them faster, and prevent them better. Through piloting AMD technologies and methods, the use of whole-genome sequencing allowed CDC to quickly track and trace a Listeria outbreak from contaminated cheese. Progress in efforts to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes: Tips from Former Smokers ads increased calls to quitlines far beyond CDCs ambitious goals. With CDC support, the FDA published its tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils the primary source of dietary trans-fat is not generally recognized as safe.Its removal from the food supply could save up to 7,000 lives and prevent up to 20,000 heart attacks a year. CDC learned from providers around the country about how to improve blood pressure control, and is now working with federal, state, and local partners to scale up effective approaches. More than 12,000 facilities now track healthcare-associated infections using CDCs National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). CDC has found that bloodstream infections in patients with central lines have decreased by 44 percent and surgical-site infections have decreased by 20 percent since 2008. Following CDC protocols could cut some dialysis-related bloodstream infections in half. 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Presidents Plan for Emergency AIDS ReliefExternal Web Site Icon (PEPFAR). In 2013, PEPFAR prevented the one millionth baby from being infected with HIV and has 6.7 million people on treatment, with HIV incidence falling in nearly all PEPFAR countries. CDC published its first estimates of which foods were causing foodborne illnesses in the United States, referred to as Attribution Estimates. These estimates help regulators, industry, and consumers more precisely target and implement effective measures to prevent food contamination, and allow people to use it to help guide their own food safety practices. CDC scientists traced the newly discovered Heartland virus that infected two men from northwestern Missouri to populations of lone star ticks in the region. This discovery helps CDC stay one step ahead of what could become another public health threat carried by ticks. In conjunction with public health officials in Eurasias Republic of Georgia,CDC looks back at 2013 health challenges, ahead to 2014 health worriesSee CDC / Page A9
A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Tis the season for giving! Gadsden Technical Institute surprised several residents at Riverchase Care Center on Dec. 9 with holiday cheer in the form of Christmas wreaths. The wreaths, crafted out of newspaper and wire hangers, were beautifully decorated with holiday colors, ribbons, bows and Christmas ornaments. Wreath hangers and Christmas cards rounded out the surprise and were delivered to residents by Ms. Debra Rackley, GTI Director; Ms. Delores Reynolds, Riverchase Activities Coordinator; and Ms. Demonica Hayward, Riverchase Director of Nursing. Mr. Herbert Kuhns, pictured alongside Ms. Rackley and Ms. Reynolds, was the first resident to receive a Christmas wreath. The wreaths were crafted by Ms. Rackley and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bradwell. Photos submitted GTI gives to Riverchase residents Holiday surprise St. John Elementary School held its annual Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony. The National Beta Club is the nations largest independent, educational, non-profit, youth organization. Our purpose is to encourage and reward academic achievement and to promote those qualities of character that brings forth good citizenship. Our members learn to lead others by serving others. We had 10 students inducted into the chapter of the National Junior Beta Club on Dec. 10. The Junior Beta Club has been a tradition at SJES since 2005. Many accomplishments and achievements have been produced thru our schools Junior Beta Club throughout the years. Mrs. Cynthia Hagins is the sponsor for the SJES Junior Beta Club. The co-sponsors for the SJES Junior Beta Club are Mrs. Carolyn Green, Mrs. Andrea Kindell, Mrs. Cynthia Kenon, Mrs. Debra Lewis-Safford, Mrs. Delores Fields and Mrs. Katherine Lee. Our students were selected for induction due to their commitment to high academic achievement and participation in school and community service activities. Congratulations to MaKoia Anderson, Terrell Bryant, Zuri Burroughs, Seanette Harrison, ShaNiyah Henderson, DeCarlos Hogue, Nyla Jackson, April Moore, Gloria Pena and Markey Rivers for a job well done. We would like to send a special thanks to our guest speaker Mrs. Joann Kimble, Program Specialist for Title I and Federal Programs for her dynamic message. She encouraged all students to be the best that they can be and soar for higher heights in academic achievement. We would like to thank our parents, Americorps workers, administrators, faculty and staff for helping to make our induction a success as we continue to strive for excellence in education. St. John Elementary School Junior Beta Club inductees pose for a photo. Photo submitted SJES Junior Beta Club Induction
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 A9 CDC helped identify a new poxvirus (related to smallpox) that sickened shepherds in Akhmeta, Georgia. The successful investigation shows that rapid detection saves precious time during response to emerging health threats. CDC researchers found that two new antibiotic regimens using existing drugs successfully treat gonorrhea infections. This is especially important given growing antibiotic resistance and dwindling treatment options for gonorrhea. CDCs core public health values are saving lives and protecting people. This cant be done if the agency isnt trusted and in 2013 two national polls found CDC to be the most highly regarded of all federal agencies. A major CDC priority in the year ahead is to improve Americas ability to detect diseases, both at home and abroad, before they become widespread outbreaks. AMD the use of super computers and forensic DNA identification of infectious agents is a key part of this effort. Improved AMD will enable faster and more effective infectious disease prevention and control. Investment in worldclass technology is a wise investment in U.S. health security, Dr. Frieden said. American lives, and Americas economic stability depend on CDC quickly detecting and fighting superbugs. Technology is only one of the tools needed for global health security. CDC and its partners are building a global health security infrastructure that can be scaled up to deal with multiple emerging health threats. Currently, only 1 in 5 countries can rapidly detect, respond to, or prevent global health threats caused by emerging infections. Improvements overseas, such as strengthening surveillance and lab systems, training disease detectives, and building facilities to investigate disease outbreaks can make the world and the United States more secure. There may be a misconception that infectious diseases are over in the industrialized world. But in fact, infectious diseases continue to be, and will always be, with us. Global health and protecting our country go hand in hand, Dr. Frieden said. Todays health security threats come from at least five sources: The emergence and spread of new microbes The globalization of travel and food supply The rise of drug-resistant pathogens The acceleration of biological science capabilities and the risk that these capabilities may cause the inadvertent or intentional release of pathogens Continued concerns about terrorist acquisition, development, and use of biological agents. With patterns of global travel and trade, disease can spread nearly anywhere within 24 hours, Dr. Frieden said. Thats why the ability to detect, fight, and prevent these diseases must be developed and strengthened overseas, and not just here in the United States. In addition to being crucial for global health security, AMD is a key element in one of CDCs priority initiatives for 2014: combatting the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Several multidrug-resistant superbugs already threaten a throwback to the pre-antibiotic era. CDC is the nations health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation. CDCContinued from Page A4 Leap of Faith Global Ministries Inc. CEO Nancy Gee recently donated six computers to Carter-Parramore Academy. The donation was in partnership with an Atlanta-based foundation. According to Gee, A Leap of Faith looks forward to a working partnership with CPA this school year and many years to come. Gee said the computers were donated in the memory of her godmother, Ms. Rosetta Mitchell. Photo submitted Computers donated to local school Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church The Grove is at 3510 Atwater Road, Chattahoochee. Photo by Cheri Harris Event to spark Christmas spirit Friendship Primitive Baptist Church at 5775 Ben Bostick Road, Quincy, with Elder A. Louis Ivey, Pastor, will host its annual Community Bonfire at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. The public is invited to come out and join in an evening of Fun Food & Fireworks as well as sitting around the fire singing Christmas carols and hearing about the birth of Jesus. There will be games, hayrides, giveaways, hot chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and much more. Church planning revival in MidwayAdvancing the Kingdom of God 50 Nights of Anointed Revival presented by Presiding Elder Prophet Anthony J. Sanders and The West Florida Diocese Church of Christ Written in Heaven will be through Jan. 19 at Whosoever Will Church of Christ Written in Heaven, 587 East Brickyard Road, Midway at noon Healing School & Prayer and 7 p.m. Nightly Worship Service. For information, call Prophet Anthony Sanders, 850-567-1902.Celebrating 60 years for Mother EnglishThe First Restored Church of Jesus Christ Inc., 867 Joe Adams Rd., Quincy, will host an Appreciation/60th Birthday Program for Mother Shirley English, A Beautiful Lady of God. The program will be at 3p.m. Dec. 21. There will also be a celebration after the program. The pastor Min. Hattie Harper, assisting Pastor Marcus Reed and congregation welcomes the public. The event is sponsored by Hope for Women Organization. Fifth Sunday plans setThe 5th Sunday Coalition between Union Chapel, Oak Grove, Steward Temple and Greenshade AME Church will be held on Sunday December 29, 2013 @11:00 am, where the Rev. Kevin Robinson is the pastor. The Rev. Debra Love, Pastor of Oak Grove AME Church will be delivering the sermon. Everyone are invited to come out to this joyful occasion where Church School @9:30am and Worship Service @11:00.Missionary program planned for Oak GroveThe Ruth T. Porter Womens Missionary Society program at Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church The Grove located at 3510 Atwater Road, Chattahoochee, Fl. invites everyone to the Annual Evening In White program at 4:00 pm, January 12, 2014.The guest speaker will be The Florida Conference WMS president Sis. Lucy Haynes Pride of Flipper Chapel Chapel AMEC (Rev. Willie Merrick, pastor) of Tallahassee, Fl.The Grove, Rev. Debra Love, pastor Vernett M. Nicholson, WMS president. MLK musical plans setMLK Pre-Holiday Celebration starts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Mt. Calvary Primitive Baptist Church located in the Robertsville Community in Quincy. Choirs and groups giving back! Come one, come all, you are welcome to join us for our Annual MLK PreCelebration at Mt. Calvary. Just to name a few of the amazing groups and choirs performing the first Sunday in January: Solid Rock, Highway 12 Community Choir, Mt. Calvary Male Chorus, Second Elizabeth Male Chorus, Open Door Choir, Pianist/soloist Mr. Johnnie Mac Tatum, Soloist Annie Alls Holloman, Three Angels of Bainbridge, St. John AME Church Choir, The Starlets, Truth Mie Ministry, New Zion Choir, Liberty Hill Women Choir, Greater Tanner Choir, New Bethlehem Gospel Singers & Rev. Mark Dudley & the Fantastic Soul Touchers, and more. The celebration will include a live rendition of one of Dr. Kings speeches, door prizes, a Visa card drawing, food and much more! To participate, contact Daryl or Elaine Chavers.Celebrate the song in her heartAn appreciation program for Marva Ann Alls, Music is not what I do, its what I am, is planned for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Mt. Zion P.B. Church of Quincy.Mission update plannedMt. Zion C.M.E. Church, located at 821 W. 4th St. Quincy, where the Rev. Teresa McMillon is Pastor, invites you to the 5th Sunday Missionary Program at 11 a.m. Dec. 29. The speaker will be Min. Mary Strong, Associate Pastor of Smith Grove M.B. Church, Attapulgus, Ga., where the Rev. Carter Hickman is pastor. Praise the Lord Getting home for Christmas Flip on the radio this time of year and chances are youll hear the same dozen or so Christmas songs, including Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Mariah Careys All I want for Christmas is You and Ill Be Home for Christmas. Written in the 1940s, its from the point of view of a homesick World War II G.I. fighting overseas somewhere, dreamin of a place I love, even more than I usually do. And although I know its a long road back, I promise you, Ill be home for Christmas ... if only in my dreams. As Christmas songs go, this is not holly jolly, ho-ho-ho or even joy to the world. This one is melancholy and wistful, sadly wistful. He wants to be home. Several years ago, I met a man named Gator who also wanted to be home. I was working on a story about an amazing woman named Lynda who feeds homeless and hungry people every single week. Gator was one of the homeless, living in a camp in the woods. He had come to Lyndas weekly dinner in the park, and when he saw my notebook and pen he wanted to tell me his story. He said at one time he had a home, but because of circumstances, which he didnt elaborate on, he had to leave it. Not just his house, but his home. Home is where you feel safe and sheltered and connected. Its your security. Its your place, your warm bed and hot water, your TV with all your favorite shows, your fridge where you can store your lunch for the next day, keep your ice cream from melting and your milk from spoiling. Its where you go to get away from the mosquitoes and the heat and humidity, the cold and the rain. Its where you have a closet for your coat, an attic to store your Christmas ornaments, a garage for your car. Gator told me about his camp, about how everyone looked out for each other and shared with each other because they were all in the same boat; they were all homeless together. Every night theyd build a fire to stay warm. He said it wasnt too difficult to get food, although very difficult to get a shower. He really, really wanted to take a shower. When I met him he had been homeless for about six months. He said it wasnt too bad, although he immediately added, I hate it. I think I first met Gator in 2009, Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See GRACE / Page A10
A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Jayla Veneszen spent the day at the tax collectors office. She is a student in Catherine Jacksons World History Class, James A. Shanks Middle School. On Oct. 23, 2013, she had the opportunity to spend the day with Mr. W.D. Summerford and his staff. Jayla had a wonderful time learning about the dayto-day operation of the tax collectors office and working with his staff. She also got the chance to do some hands on activities to make and bring back to share with her classmates. This was a on the job training experience for this middle school student, one she will always treasure. Photo submitted On Oct. 21, Alexis Kelly, a student at James A. Shanks Middle School spent the day learning about the functions of the Supervisor of Elections office. Alexis spent the day working with Mrs. Shirley Knight and her staff. This was a great learning experience for the middle school student since she will one day be a voter and she will know what to do and what a privilege it is to have this right. Alexis was selected to participate in this activity by her history teacher Catherine Jackson. Photo submitted and Id occasionally hear from him after that. I had given him my phone number at work, and hed call to check in. He had a part-time job, and he was glad for that. But he wanted a home. Home is the place you want to be when you feel lost and afraid, sick or hurt. Or cold, tired, hungry, angry, overwhelmed, bruised or battered. I dont think there are too many people who dont long for a safe place, for home. Not just a house, but a home. The story of Christmas is the story of home, of the place we long for, deep inside ourselves. Its as if God created us with a sense that this planet on which we live is not truly our home, but that home is somewhere else and it is. But weve been separated from it, and as hard as we might try to get there on our own, we cant. Instead, God sent His Son to get us, to pave the way to bring us home. The way home is through the Cross. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son...not to condemn the world and us but to put it and us right again and to offer us a forever home (John 3:16-18, my paraphrase). If you Google home for Christmas more than 12,600,000 results come up. Its the title of a 2010 movie and Christmas albums from Susan Boyle, N Sync, Sheryl Crow, Hall & Oates, Amy Grant and Celtic Woman. The song, Ill be Home for Christmas has been recorded by Bing Crosby and Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood and Michael Buble, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Its the longing of the heart to be home. The good news is: Jesus himself is our home, our home for Christmas and beyond, and not merely something thats only in our dreams. P.S. I heard from Gator several months ago. He called to say he wasnt homeless any longer.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. GRACEContinued from Page A9 License to learn Elective class The Havana 4H is bringing home the gold. The Havana 4H submitted 21 projects to the North Florida Fair this year. The projects were in several categories. Benedra: Horticulture, photography and sewing; ShaDaija: Horticulture, photography and sewing; Shaun: Horticulture, Photography and crafts; Alexandra: Photography; Lamya: Photography; Karesha: Horticulture, photography and sewing; Lahmya: Horticulture, photography and sewing; Hakeem: Horticulture; Alexis: Horticulture, photography and sewing. This is the fourth year the group has participated in the North Florida Fair competition. The group knows how to bring home the first place blue ribbons. The group also participated in the hay bale decoration competition. The North Florida Fair will provide one (1) round bale for each participating Club to decorate. The Havana 4H exhibit featured a scene from Nemo. The exhibit was awarded a second place rosette. The Fair is boasting of a record crowd this year and Havana contributed to those accolades. The picture shows the group leader Linda Jones and a few of the kids along with Nemo (Just keep swimming). Photo submitted Getting on swimmingly Dad of quadruplets shares coping secrets Larry Katzen forged an ambitious career as a leader at one of the worlds most prestigious accounting firms. But he has been equally ambitious with his family life; hes the father of quadruplets three sons and a daughter. And he felt it was important to serve his community, sitting on more than 10 boards of directors. It was an incredible challenge and I dont regret one minute of it! says Katzen, author of And You Thought Accountants Were Boring My Life Inside Arthur Andersen, (Larryrkatzen.com), a look at working in one of the worlds most historically important accounting firms while nurturing bonds with his wife and children. The quadruplets were born April 22, 1974, before multiple births became fairly common, so we were front-page news and featured on all the national TV news shows, Katzen says. But that also tells you there werent many other parents who could give us advice, and certainly no internet forums to turn to! At the time, Katzen was also working his way up the ladder and taking on new challenges at Arthur Andersen, one of the Big 8 accounting firms. How did he and his wife, Susan, manage? It comes down to sticking to some basic principles: doing the right thing, for one, and listening to your heart, Katzen says. He draws on his 35year career and family life to offer these tips for working parents with multiple children: Cultivate support systems! One of the wonderful things about Arthur Andersen was the people who worked there, including his bosses, See COPING / Page A11
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 A11 Katzen says. They knew the physical and financial struggles Susan and I faced caring for four babies and, because I never gave less than my all at work, they did what they could to work around my situation, he says. That included a heftier-than-usual annual pay raise that Katzen learned only years later was approved because the firms partners knew he would need the extra money. Susan reached out to moms of multiples to develop her own support system, and the couple hired a recent high school graduate to help care for their rambunctious brood a couple days a week. Theres no glory in not asking for support and help, Katzen says. Combine business and family. Katzen traveled frequently for his job and, when his children were 9 years old, a business friend suggested he bring them along, one at a time, on his trips. The first was my daughter, Laurie. We flew to New York on a Friday and spent the weekend shopping, dining, taking in a show. For the first time ever, we were alone together without any disruptions, Katzen says. Neither of us ever forgot that weekend. Consider buying a small vacation home. Traveling with four young children was extremely difficult, especially nights in motels, where the family would split up into two rooms one parent and two children in each. When we discovered Sun Valley, Idaho, the children were 6. On our first trip there, they quickly learned to ski, and they clearly loved the snow we could hardly get them to come inside, Katzen says. The family so enjoyed the vacation, they looked into the prices of condos. We found a furnished condo at a very affordable price and for the next 13 years, we enjoyed summers and winters in Sun Valley, Katzen says. It may sound like a big investment, but when you consider the costs of motels and dining out for a family of six, it works out well and its a lot more comfortable. After graduating from Drake University in 1967, Larry Katzen started working at Arthur Andersen and quickly rose through the ranks to become the Great Plains Regional Managing Partner. An honorable, hard-working man who devoted his life to Arthur Andersen, Larry was there from the companys meteoric rise to its unjust demise. He stayed with the firm for 35 years, serving clients globally until 2002. In his new memoir, And You Thought Accountants Were Boring My Life Inside Arthur Andersen, Katzen details the political fodder in the governments prosecution of Enron; how the company was unjustly dismantled for its supposed connections to the corruption; its vindication and why it came too late, and the devastating impact it had on 85,000 employees. COPINGContinued from Page A10 EarthTalkE The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How can it be that carbon dioxide emissions are the lowest they have been in the United States in 20 years despite the fact that we have no binding federal legislation limiting them? Jason Johnson, Port Chester, N.Y. Dear Reader: Carbon dioxide emissions are indeed lower than at any time since 1994, according to data recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But if you think that the rise of the hybrid car, our embrace of public transit, walking, biking and those new windows on the house are behind the trend, think again. According to the EIA, increased energy efficiency has played a role, as have recent warmer winters and the recession, but the key driver has been the swapping out of coal at power plants and industrial facilities across the country for cleaner-burning and now more abundant natural gas. The reason so much natural gas is around is the rise of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a technique whereby drillers inject water and chemicals into underground shale rock deposits to free up otherwise trapped natural gas. Fracking has allowed U.S. oil companies to access huge natural gas deposits from the Marcellus Shale in the Northeast and elsewhere. The increased supply has brought natural gas prices down so that it has been cheaper than coal during the last few years. Our carbon footprint benefits because burning natural gas to generate electricity generates about half the carbon emissions of coal for every megawatt hour of power generated. But Americans might not want to pat themselves on the back for too long, as the positive trend wont continue indefinitely. Replacing coal with natural gas reduces smokestack emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury, but natural gas production and distribution comes with a host of problems, including methane leaks, contaminated water supplies, destroyed streams and devastated landscapes, says Dan Lashof of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group. And while gas-fired power plants have lower carbon dioxide emissions than coal-fired ones, their emissions are still far too high to be considered a global warming solution. Furthermore, EIA says our energy-related carbon emissions are already rising again given recent increases in natural gas prices that have steered some utilities back to coal. The EIA anticipates U.S. energy-related carbon emissions rising 1.7 percent in 2013 and another 0.9 percent in 2014. The most important remaining question, says Lashof, is whether or not the U.S. will continue to reduce its CO2 emissions to achieve the presidents 2020 goal of a 17 percent reduction from 2005 levelsand eventually the 80 percent or more reductions needed to prevent the most dangerous risks of climate disruption. The target is within reach, he says, but power plant carbon pollution standards, among other changes, will be needed. Lashof adds that the only way to keep the ball rolling is via a coordinated effort including stricter federal carbon and energy efficiency standards, new state renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and reworked zoning and transportation policies that discourage the use of private automobiles. We can build the clean energy future we need, but we arent there yet and its not going to happen by itself. Also, even if Americans can mobilize to get their emissions in check, will it matter? During 2012, energyrelated carbon emissions fell by some 3.7 percent in the U.S., but rose 1.4 percent overall around the world. Indeed, global carbon emissions are on an unrelenting upward march as developing nations acquire the taste for the extravagant fossil-fuel-driven lifestyle perfected in the U.S.Contacts: U.S. Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov; NRDC, www.nrdc.org. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). The Port Westward Natural Gas Powered Electricity Plant in Clatskanie, Oregon. Photo courtesy Portland General Electric Emissions at historic low? Projects to benefit Indian River Lagoon, Wakulla Springs, others TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has selected nine projects that will benefit from an expected $6.14 million in federal grant money to assist governments with the protection and restoration of Floridas water bodies. The money will be used to implement projects and best management practices that reduce runoff and work to restore Floridas impaired waters. These grants, funded through the United States Environmental Protection Agency, help fund important projects that specifically address nonpoint source pollution. Nonpoint source pollution comes from oil, pet waste, pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, sediment and other contaminants that end up on the ground naturally or from human activity. Rainwater picks up these contaminants as it washes over yards, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, roads and fields and deposits them into surface waters. The State of Florida addresses stormwater head on through the Departments stormwater and water quality restoration programs, said Drew Bartlett, DEP Deputy Secretary for Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration. This funding allows the Department to provide local governments additional targeted financial assistance for these needed projects. Florida is a national leader in tackling the challenging problem of nonpoint source pollution. As one of the first states in the nation to implement a stormwater management program starting in the 1970s, it is also one of the first states in nation to directly address agricultural and urban nonpoint source in its restoration program. Grant funds are designated for nine watersheds that are considered a high priority for restoration. Specifically, the projects selected will continue the Departments partnership with local efforts to restore the Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie Estuary, Pensacola Bay, Wakulla Springs, and lakes in the Ocklawaha and Winter Haven chain of lakes. The funds will be used to implement structures such as stormwater ponds and to implement best management practices in beaches and coastal areas to reduce amount of nitrogen and phosphorus going into the waterbodies. Information on the projects can be found here. These funds create the opportunity to partner with local stakeholders to directly affect water quality in Florida, said Bartlett. The competitive funding opportunity allows communities to identify projects that are locally important to make their waterbodies better. In addition to the federal funds, more than $8.4 million will be contributed by the communities themselves, far exceeding the 40 percent match required by the EPA. The investment demonstrates local communities desire to improve water quality in Florida. This grant funding is also used for education and other types of environmental outreach programs. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the states principal environmental agency, created to protect, conserve and manage Floridas environment and natural resources. The Department enforces federal and state environmental laws, protects Floridas air and water quality, cleans up pollution, regulates solid waste management, promotes pollution prevention and acquires environmentally-sensitive lands for preservation. The agency also maintains a statewide system of parks, trails and aquatic preserves. To view the Departments website log on to www.dep.state.fl.us. Grant funding to assist DEP and local governments restore Florida water bodies
A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000GUGM Celebrate the best of local news, holiday events, savings and more! Expires 12/31/13. In-County Only $ 20 13 for 10 months Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: HOLIDAY Clip, complete and mail to: $ 20 13 for 10 months 15 S. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32351 Call 1-877-401-6408 or fax: 850-627-7191 www.gadcotimes.com Feast of Guadalupe Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, bishop of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese, pictured second from left, celebrates an outdoor Mass on friday, Dec. 13, in honor of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe. Photos by Cheri Harris Singers and musicians lined the porch outside St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy. These ladies share a smile for the camera while making pupusas. Bishop Gregory L. Parkes blesses a picture of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe. Bishop Gregory L. Parkes blesses a chid.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 B1 Letters to Santa The Gadsden County Library System has collected a number of letters from local children to Santa Clause. Every child who dropped off a letter to Santa received a free book. These letters included what each child hopes Santa will bring and a picture of the perfect Christmas. Here are just a few of the letters. See more on page B4 and look for more in the Dec. 26 edition of The Gadsden County Times.
B2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Rural Free Delivery MARILYN JONESGRIT magazineOn Oct. 1, 1896, five men on horseback set out to deliver mail along 10 miles of rugged rural terrain in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. What took place that day in the countryside outside of Charles Town, Halltown and Uvilla, W.Va., was the beginning of Rural Free Delivery, opening the door to universal service for every American citizen. Within a year, 44 routes were being covered in 29 states. Up to this point, American farmers had been isolated from the outside world. And this was not an insignificant proportion of the population in 1890, 65 percent of all Americans lived in rural areas. There were no radios, telephones or newspaper deliveries, and the nearest neighbors were often miles away. To get any news or mail for that matter folks had to travel into town by way of unstable roads, sometimes waiting weeks to make the trip when weather was poor. So when Rural Free Delivery came along, it dramatically changed the landscape of early American life. The long and winding road Indiana Grange President Milton Trusler may have been the first to demand an answer to why city dwellers received mail delivery to their homes when rural customers did not. Farm families who paid the same postage rates as the rest of the nation began to complain as well, and the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry came to their aid, advocating for rural mail delivery on their behalf. But Congress was reluctant to act, fearing the United States was simply too large for free rural delivery to be anything but a financial disaster. Although todays postal service operates as an independent business, at the time, tax dollars supported the Post Office Department. Private express carriers also protested, thinking free rural mail delivery would eliminate their business, and many town merchants worried the service would reduce farm families weekly visits to town to obtain goods and merchandise. Rural residents found a longstanding ally in Postmaster General John Wanamaker, a merchant who according to the U.S. Postal Service became one of the most innovative and energetic people ever to lead the Post Office Department. He argued that it made more sense to have one person deliver the mail rather than making 50 ride into town and collect it, citing business logic as well as social philosophy. While Wanamaker blazed a trail for Rural Free Delivery, his proposed mail system never came to pass under his watch. Instead, Congress appropriated $10,000 to experiment with what was called village free delivery in 1890, but farmers who lived farther away from town were still without service, and the test died. In 1895, however, the tides began to turn under the leadership of a new postmaster general, William L. Wilson. Although he agreed with his predecessor, Wilson S. Bissell, that rural delivery was not practical, he was willing to attempt it if Congress made funds available. Finally, with $40,000, there was enough money for the Post Office Department to begin its Rural Free Delivery research. Then, in 1902, following more than 10,000 petitions from postal customers asking that routes be established, Rural Free Delivery became a permanent service of the U.S. Post Office Department. At this time, there were about 8,500 rural carriers. They sold stamps and money orders, and were considered traveling post offices. Carriers also supplied their own transportation usually horses and wagons until 1929, when the Post Office Department noted that improved roads had led to almost a complete change in rural delivery from horse-drawn vehicles to motor cars. Rural Free Delivery had finally met the modern age. 21st-century rural delivery Today, nearly half of the nations 104,718 fulland part-time rural carriers still use their own vehicles to deliver the mail on 73,461 routes, serving more than 40 million customers. Rural carriers drive 3.5 million miles every delivery day in 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Rural routes range from 10 to 175 miles, and the average route has more than 400 stops and 550 boxes. Rural communities are a tight-knit group of people, says Henryville, Ind., rural carrier T.J. Murphy. My customers are my family. And as is always the case with any family, you try to be there for support whether its a sickness or an unexpected death you feel their grief and pain. The legacy of Rural Free Delivery is still apparent today. In 2006, rural letter carriers served almost 37 million homes and businesses, and that service continues to provide a link between urban mail centers and country homes. Excerpted from GRIT, Celebrating Rural America Since 1882. To read more articles from GRIT, please visit www.Grit.com or call 866624-9388 to subscribe. Copyright 2013 by Ogden Publications Inc. Rural postal delivery continues to link urban centers and country homes In some areas, mail was delivered by dogsled during winter. Photo courtesy United States Postal Service Delivery time significantly decreases with the automobile in 1930. Photo courtesy United States Postal Service A mailman on horseback stops outside a small post office in the early days.Photo courtesy Library of Congress Creating a kitchen free of harmful chemicals GINEVRA HOLTKAMPNatural Home & GardenMost of us strive to make healthier choices in the kitchen every day by taking small steps such as choosing organic food, eliminating refined sugars or increasing our intake of whole grains. But what about the way we cook and store food? Although we may not put as much thought into the items we use to prepare our meals and store our leftovers, those pots, pans and storage containers could be undermining our best efforts at choosing healthier food by potentially increasing the amount of toxins we consume and causing adverse effects on our health and the environment. Here are some of the most common hazardous chemicals that can creep into our food via cookware, dinnerware, and food packaging and storage containers and the simple steps you can take to avoid them and keep a healthy kitchen. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)What it is: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a polymer found in Teflon coating and other nonstick cookware, as well as fast food wrappers, pizza boxes and the lining of microwave popcorn bags. It belongs to a toxic class of chemicals known as perfluorochemicals (PFCs), which are widely used to repel grease, water and stains on many products including food packaging, clothing and carpet. Potential dangers: At high temperatures, Teflon and other nonstick surfaces can break down and release potentially hazardous fumes and particles into the air, which can trigger flulike symptoms in humans and kill pet birds. PFCs have been linked with lowbirth-weight babies, elevated cholesterol, See FREE/ Page B8
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 B3 FAMILY FEATURES Whether youre hosting a family dinner or making a dessert for a friends party, bring something special to the holiday table with these amazing dessert recipes. Each delicious bite stars the unique flavor only found in figs. With their rich honey-like sweetness and delightfully crunchy edible seeds, figs take foods from good to great. Available year-round from Valley Fig Growers, California dried figs are ready to eat right out of the pack age or can be easily diced, sliced or poached for cooking and baking. For more holiday recipes, visit www.valleyfig.com.Sweet Potato Pie with Fig and Pecan Topping Makes 8 servings Pie: 1 ready-made refrigerated pie crust 1 can (15-ounce) sweet potatoes 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3/4 cup whipping cream Topping: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon brandy or water 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Preheat oven to 450F. Let pie crust stand at room temperature 15 minutes; unroll and press against side and bottom of 9-inch pie pan (glass recommended). Fold excess crust under and press together to form thick crust edge; flute. Drain sweet potatoes; mash or whirl in food processor until smooth (potatoes should measure 1 1/8 cups). In medium bowl whisk together sweet potatoes, brown sugar, spice and salt. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, and cream. Pour filling into crust. Bake pie 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350F, shield edge of pie with a ring (or strips) of foil to prevent overbrowning, and continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes or until center moves slightly when shaken. Remove pie to wire rack to cool. For topping, in small saucepan stir butter and brown sugar over medium heat until melted. Stir in figs, maple syrup and brandy. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until reduced to a thick, glossy syrup. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Spoon evenly over warm pie. Cool. Chill for up to 8 hours before serving.Chocolate Ganache Tart With Glazed Figs and NutsMakes 8 to 10 servings 1 refrigerated pie crust, at room temperature 1 cup packed (6 ounces) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs, stemmed and halved* 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons almond-, hazelnutor orange-flavored liqueur 1/2 cup whipping cream 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup unsalted or lightly salted mixed nuts (omit peanuts and select hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, almonds and pecans) Whipped cream, optional Preheat oven to 450F. Unroll pie crust and press into bottom and up side of 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Prick all over with fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 11 min utes. Cool on rack. In small saucepan, combine figs and water. Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and sim mer, stirring, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain figs through fine-meshed sieve, reserving syrup. While figs cool, in small saucepan, bring cream tosimmerovermediumheat.Removefromheat, addchocolateandstiruntilsmooth.Spreadover bakedcrust.Refrigerate5minutesoruntil chocolatebeginstofirmupbutisnotset.Alter nate figslicesandnutsinconcentriccirclesontart, pressingslightlyintochocolatetosecure.Chill2 hoursorupto1day.Toserve,brushfigsandnuts withreservedsyrup.Removesidefromtartpan andplacetartonplatter.Cutintowedges.Topwith whippedcream,ifdesired. Cutlargefigs(greaterthan11/4-inchdiameterat thebase)intothreelengthwiseslices.Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig CookiesMakes about 30 cookies 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons light molasses 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/3 cup granulated sugar Preheat oven to 350F. Beat brown sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg white and molasses. In separate bowl combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon and salt. On low speed, slowly beat in flour mixture until combined. With spoon, stir in figs. Shape 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.German Chocolate Cake With Broiled Fig and Coconut ToppingMakes 2 single-layer cakes Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce German Chocolate Cake Mix (Check cake mix for additional ingredients oil, eggs, water) Fig-Coconut Topping: 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 6 tablespoons whipping cream 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Follow package directions and pre pare two 8-inch round cakes. Bake and cool as directed. For topping, in medium saucepan combinefigs,sugar,butterandcream. Stir over medium heat until mix ture comes to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread warm topping on top of each cake layer, dividing evenly. Place one cake at a time on bak ing sheet or heatproof pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 15 to 30 seconds, or until topping bubbles, watching constantly. Remove from oven.Repeatwithsecondcake.Cool. Transfer cakes to serving plates to serve.Chocolate Fig CrinklesMakes about 30 cookies 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/3 cup confectioners sugar Beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in figs. Cover bowl and chill 3 hours. To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Form 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in confec tioners sugar. Place balls, 2 1/2 inches apart, on greased baking sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.
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B8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 1-877-676-1403 4986-0109 GCT Perry Vs. Whaley 13001165DRA Dissolution of Marriage PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13001165 DRA Division: Family Law Mylette Perry Petitioner, and Maurice Lashon Whaley, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Maurice Lashon Whaley (Last Known Address): 403 S. Appletree St., Apt. G-20, Dothan, AL 36301 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mylette Perry, whose address is 364 Hines Rd., Quincy, FL 32352on or before January 19, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 10 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351,, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: None. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: Dec. 6, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Cynthia R. 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How to avoid it: Eight companies, including the makers of Teflon nonstick cookware, have agreed to phase PFOA out of their products by 2015, but PTFE remains a concern. A well-seasoned cast iron skillet is a safe alternative. With proper maintenance, cast iron develops a wonderful nonstick surface. If you do continue to use nonstick cookware, use these tips to reduce your PTFE exposure: Cook on the lowest heat possible; never leave an empty pan on a hot burner; use wood or bamboo utensils to avoid scratching the surface; handwash pots and pans; and never use abrasive cleaning products. Eliminate or cut back on fast food and other greasy foods that come in PFC-treated wrappers. Immediately remove food from wrappers and transfer it to plates or glass storage containers. Pop popcorn on the stovetop; microwaveable popcorn bags are often treated with PFCs. Lead What is it: Lead is a highly toxic metal. Although the most common source of exposure is from paint in homes and buildings built before 1978, lead can also be found in the kitchen. Lead is used in the glazing on some ceramic dinnerware and pottery, and it can leach into drinking water through plumbing materials. Potential dangers: Lead accumulates and stays in the body for a long time, and even small amounts of lead can be harmful especially for fetuses and young children. Lead poisoning in children has been linked to learning disabilities, developmental delays and lower IQ scores. In adults, symptoms include high blood pressure, headaches, memory loss, muscular weakness and abdominal pain. How to avoid it: The FDA regulates the sale of dinnerware that leaches lead, but if you want to be extra safe, ask manufacturers if their dishes meet the stricter standards set in California Proposition 65. If youre aiming to eliminate lead, be especially cautious with the types of ceramics and pottery most likely to contain it, which include items that are handmade; antique; excessively worn or damaged; orange, red or yellow; or made in other countries. To confirm that your dishes are safe, use a lead-testing kit (available at hardware stores or online). Until youre in the clear, do not use questionable dishes to heat or store food or to serve highly acidic foods and drinks such as spaghetti sauce, salad dressing, orange juice and coffee. Lead-testing kits are also available for tap water. If your water contains levels higher than 15 parts per billion, you should take action to minimize your exposure (learn more at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The EPA makes the following recommendations to reduce lead exposure: Use cold water to prepare food and drinks; flush water outlets used for drinking or food preparation; and clean debris out of outlet screens and faucet aerators on a regular basis. You can also read more about lead and water filters that may help protect your drinking water in A Guide to Safe Drinking Water for the Home. Triclosan What it is: Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical found in many kitchen products including cutting boards, countertops, dish towels, plastic food storage containers, sponges and liquid hand soap. Potential dangers: Triclosan accumulates in our bodies and is linked to skin and eye irritation, liver toxicity and hormone disruption. Triclosan can also accumulate in waterways, killing beneficial bacteria that contribute to healthy ecosystems. For a healthy kitchen, the American Medical Association advises against using triclosan in the home because it may contribute to the increase in antibioticresistant bacteria. How to avoid it: Avoid antibacterial products, which may be labeled with terms such as antibacterial, fights germs, protects against mold, odor-fighting or keeps food fresher, longer. Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with plain soap and water. Skip antibacterial cutting boards, which are often made with petroleum-based plastics and are required by the EPA to carry a warning statement such as, This product does not protect users or others against foodborne bacteria. Sustainably harvested bamboo or FSC-certified wood cutting boards are good alternatives. Dedicate one cutting board for chopping produce and another one for cutting meat. Scrub all surfaces that contact food (such as cutting boards, utensils and countertops) with hot, soapy water. Use vinegar to disinfect. Aluminum What it is: One of the most abundant elements on earth, aluminum is found throughout the kitchen in cookware, foil, flatware, canned foods and beverages, reusable metal water bottles and antacids, as well as in salt additives present in cake and pancake mixes, self-rising flours, pickles and processed cheese. Potential dangers: Exposure to high levels of aluminum has been linked to neurological problems and has been found to disrupt the central nervous system. During the 1960s and s, aluminum emerged as a possible cause of Alzheimers disease, but study results have been inconclusive. Once ingested, excess aluminum can accumulate in various tissues in the body and may weaken bones by depleting the body of calcium. How to avoid it: Although very little aluminum enters our bodies through everyday sources, they can have a cumulative effect. To err on the side of caution, reduce your aluminum exposure by choosing stainless steel cookware and glass baking dishes. Anodized aluminum cookware, which has a hard coating that prevents food from reacting with the metal, is safer than traditional aluminum, but make sure it is PFTEand PFOA-free. Store leftovers in glass containers rather than foil; drink beverages packaged in glass bottles instead of cans; and make sure reusable water bottles are made of stainless steel not aluminum. You can also help keep aluminum out of your food by making cakes and pancakes from scratch with aluminum-free baking powder and avoiding processed foods. Bisphenol-A (BPA) What it is: Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen found in thousands of products including reusable polycarbonate (#7 plastic) food and beverage containers; the lining of canned goods; PVC (#3 plastic); and on receipts and money. Potential dangers: BPA can leach into food and beverages. Exposure to trace amounts of BPA have been shown to disrupt the endocrine system and have been linked to a wide range of disorders including breast cancer, reproductive system damage, heart disease and obesity. BPA poses the highest risk to developing fetuses and babies. How to avoid it: BPA is found in the lining of nearly all canned foods and beverages. A few companies, among them Eden Organics, offer food in BPA-free cans, and several other companies are working to eliminate BPA from linings. While it may be difficult to totally eliminate canned foods and beverages, at least try to avoid those for which you have fresh or frozen alternatives, as well those known to contain high levels of BPA. A 2009 Consumer Reports study found the highest levels in Del Monte green beans, Progresso vegetable soup and Campbells chicken noodle soup. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) have found that canned meats, pasta and soup also contain high levels. Also avoid polycarbonate plastics. Polycarbonate plastics are hard and clear the plastic most often used to make baby bottles and childrens sippy cups; look for the number 7 on the bottom of the container or the letters PC. They break down easily and can leach BPA, especially when they are heated, washed with strong detergent, or come in contact with fatty, salty or acidic foods. Store and heat food in glass containers instead. Stainless steel is another good storage option. Buy BPAfree stainless steel water bottles, and glass or stainless steel baby bottles and sippy cups, and wash your hands after handling receipts or money. Excerpted from Natural Home & Garden, a national magazine that provides practical ideas, inspiring examples and expert opinions about healthy, ecologically sound, beautiful homes. To read more articles from Natural Home & Garden, please visit www.Natural HomeMagazine.com or call 800-340-5846 to subscribe. Copyright 2012 by Ogden Publications Inc. FREEContinued from Page B2 Avoid toxic chemicals in the kitchen by using glass containers for food storage and avoiding nonstick cookware and antibacterial cutting boards. Photo by Thomas Gibson To confirm that your dishes are safe, use a lead-testing kit. Lead testing kits are also available for tap water.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 B9 4974-1219 GCT vs. Anderson, Samuel J. 20-2013-CA-000373 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-000373 DIVISION: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-RF3, Plaintiff, vs. SAMUEL J. ANDERSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, SAMUEL J. ANDERSON ALSO KNOWN AS SAMUEL JAMES ANDERSON, 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: LOT 8 BLOCK A FOREST HILLS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT OR MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 215 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. (AS TO PARCEL A) ALSO: A PART OF LOT 9 BLOCK A FOREST IDLLS SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 215 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID TRACT BEING MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 9, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 50 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 504.11 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 68 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 330.12 FEET TO A 1/4 INCH IRON ROD, THENCE RUN NORTH 25 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 210.59 FEET TO A 1/2 INCH IRON ROD LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF FOREST CIRCLE (60 R/W) SAID POINT BEING ON A CURVE LYING CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY AND CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 130.00 FEET, A CENTRAL, ANGLE OF 03 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 34 SECONDS FOR AND ARC DISTANCE OF 7.81 FEET (CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE-NORTH 40 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST 7.81 FEET) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (AS TO PARCEL B) A/K/A 752 FOREST CIR N HAVANA FL 32333-3509 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 January 11, 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 26 day of November, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit 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. December 12 & 19, 2013 PH -015745F01 4975-1219 TWN Vs. Holloman, Sandra 2012CA000826 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. 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, Plaintiff, and, HOLLOMAN, SANDRA, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, South Front Steps, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 31 day of December, 2013, 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. 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 25 day of November, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk **IMPORTANT** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 December 12 & 19, 2013. 20187.8149 4976-1219 GCT Vs. Brown, Jennie 20-2011-CA-001348 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 20-2011-CA-001348 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. JENNIE BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIE BROWN; 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 SIAD UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AQUA FINANCE, INC., A CORPORATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF DISCOVERY MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING, INC.; FARMERS FURNITURE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 7, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at South Door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, at 11:00 A.M. on February 11, 2014 the following described property: LOT 13, OLD FEDERAL RANCH, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT MOBILE HOME, VIN #FLHML3F158025613AB. Property Address: 85 EAGLE DRIVE, QUINCY, FL 32351 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 4977-1219 GCT v. Glass, Milton V. 2012-CA-990 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2012-CA-990 GULF WINDS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AS SUCCESSOR TO SCORE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION VIA MERGER, Plaintiff, v. MILTON V. GLASS, et al Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 15, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Gadsden County Courthouse, South Door, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida, at 11:00 oclock AM on December 31, 2013, the following described property: COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY FLORIDA (BY OCCUPATION) WITH THE NORTHERLY BOUNDRY OF THE 240,00 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 10 (U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 90), AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 9 (BY OCCUPATION) AND 4.00 FEET EAST OF AN PARALLEL TO A FENCE LINE 175.14 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 267.80 FEET OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 217.80 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 100.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND BEING LOT 30 OF THE UNRECORDED HAYWARD/DUPONT SUBDIVISION IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT: COURT ADMINISTRATION, SUSAN WILSON LEON COUNTY COURTHOUSE 301 S. MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301 PHONE (850) 877-4401 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 impaired call 711. Dated: November 25, 2013 Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of Court (Court Seal) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk December 12 & 19, 2013. 4978-1219 GCT vs. Knight, Buddy A. 12000334CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000334CAA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20, Plaintiff vs. BUDDY A. KNIGHT, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated November 15, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 12000334CAA in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20 is the Plaintiff, and BUDDY A. KNIGHT, et al., are the Defendants, Gadsden County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, BLOCK A, RUSTLING PINES, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 550 Rustling Pines Blvd., Midway, FL 32343 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 at 11:00 AM, on the 31 day of December, 2013. 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: November 25, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Gadsden County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, telephone (850) 875-8601, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (727) 446-4826 December 12 & 19, 2013 CA13-02964-T/LL 4979-1219 GCT Vs. Croom, Charity N. 20-2012-CA-00877 Amended Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 20-2012-CA-000877 Division: BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. CHARITY N. CROOM A/K/A CHARITY NICOLE CROOM AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 15, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF LANDS HAVING BEEN RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 322, PAGE 520 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND LYING IN THE EAST-ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP-2-NORTH, RANGE-6-WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT, FOUND, MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 6 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST 1342.48 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #5831 FOUND, ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF BRANDY BOULEVARD, A 50 FOOT MAINTAINED ROADWAY; THENCE RUN SOUTH 02 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 265 .00 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON CAP #6297, SET, ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID BRANDY BOULEVARD MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 998.08 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #6297, SET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 30. MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 436.93 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #6297, SET; THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 998.08 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH IRON BAR AND CAP #6297, SET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST 436.93 FEET TO SAID POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 330 BRANDI BLVD, QUINCY, FL 32351 ; 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 December 31, 2013 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 3rd day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk December 12 & 19, 2013 266400/1210938/anp 4980-1219 GCT Vs. Rojas, Luis 09000276CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09000276CAA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-23CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23CB Plaintiff, vs. LUIS ROJAS, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated September 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 09000276CAA of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN COUNTY, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-23CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23CB, is Plaintiff, and LUIS ROJAS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the South Door, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 14 day of January 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK B, 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. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand on 9 day of October, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk of Court MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 Fax (954) 772-9601 December 12 & 19, 2013 11-01511 4996-1226 GCT Custer, Carolyn Inez 13000429CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 13000429CPA Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROLYN INEZ CUSTER a/k/a LYNN CUSTER Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Carolyn Inez Custer, deceased, whose date of death was October 18, 2013, 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 creditors of the decedent and other persons having 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 19, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles W. Custer 41 Timber Run, Havana, FL 32333 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/Jana McConnaughhay Florida Bar No. 0995487 Email Addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Waldoch & Mc Connaughhay, P.A. 1709 Hermitage Blvd, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308 Telephone: (850) 385-1246 December 19 & 26, 2013 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 4964-1226 GCT (Cert# 506 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Florida Dundee Lien Invest LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 506 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 731 P 1933 OR 633 P 164; OR 426 P 1624 DB 119 P 77 DB 102 P 131 LOTS 1 BLK F IN CARVER HEIGHTS. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2353N2W03200000F0010 Name in which assessed: Annie Farmer Garrett 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4965-1226 GCT (Cert# 706 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Florida Dundee Lien Invest LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 706 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 119 P 580; BEGIN AT A PT. 610 FT. N. OF SEC OF SW 1/4, RUN N. 88 FT. W. 88 FT. S. 88 FT. E. 88 FT. TO P.O.B. IN SECTION 14-3N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2143N4W0000003440200 Name in which assessed: LOUVENIA SAILOR 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4966-1226 GCT (Cert# 1816 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Florida Dundee Lien Invest LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1816 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: DB 118 P 32 BEGIN 300 FT N. OF N.W.C. OF KING & 9TH STS. N. 112.5 FT. W. 150 FT. S. 112.5 FT. E. 150 FT. TO P.O.B. IN SECTION 12-2N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3122N4W0000001211500 Name in which assessed: William Finley McMullen 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4967-1226 GCT (Cert# 1320 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Florida Dundee Lien Invest LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1320 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 487 P 3 PLAT BOOK 2, P 31-33 LOT 9, BLOCK C, LAKE YVETTE ESTTES, UNIT #4. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3312N2W05840000C0090 Name in which assessed: Auburn E Ford Jr and Chaunda A 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4968-1226 GCT (Cert# 1277 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, Florida Dundee Lien Invest LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1277 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 383 P 1157-LIFE ESTATE; BEGIN AT THE NEC OF SECTION 14-2N-2W AND RUN S 161.70 FT; S 84 DEG 01 53 W 352.43 FT TO W/LY R/W OF POWER EASEMENT; N 23 DEG 56 08 W 255 FT; S 85 DEG 37 34 E 455.30 FT TO POB.SUBJECT TO 100 FT POWERLINE. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3142N2W0000001100300 Name in which assessed: BOBBY JOE CHAMBLISS AS TO LIFE ESTATE INTEREST, MARILENA CHAMBLISS AS TO REMAINDER INTEREST 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4969-1226 GCT (Cert# 2748 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2748 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 482 P 358 COMMENCE AT THE NEC OF LANDS PER OR BOOK 436 P 1447 AND RUN S 66 DEG 34 53 E 202.16 FT; S 59 DEG 55 29 E 81.15 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE S 59 DEG 55 19 E 58.99 FT; S 60 DEG 28 30 E 451.58 FT; S 18 DEG 34 43 W 2.00 FT TO RD 65-B; N 71 DEG 25 17 W 510.57 FT; N 23 DEG 58 39 E 99.95 FT TO THE POB. IN LOT #73 LITTLE RIVER SURVEY PARCEL ID NUMBER: 50L0R0S0000733000600 Name in which assessed: Joaquin Jimenez and Lucero M Jimenez 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4970-1226 GCT (Cert# 1723 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 1723 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 533 P 1983 OR 120 P 158 OR 326 P 611 OR 345 P 1084 BEGIN 1811.1 FT EAST AND 975 FT NORTH FROM THE SW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4; RUN N 93.60 FT; N 38 DEG 59 WEST 459.74 FT., S 486.87 FT., N 82 DEG 55 E 291.50 FT TO THE P.O.B. LESS ANY PREVIOUSLY SOLD. IN SECTION 5-2N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3052N4W0000001320100 Name in which assessed: Wanzella McCray; Melvin Charles McCray 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4971-1226 GCT (Cert# 533 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 533 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 444 P 20 COMM AT A POINT 210 FT. S & 210 FT. W. OF NEC OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4, RUN W. 777.7 FT. TO BEGIN: RUN W. 91.3 FT., S 238.65 FT., E. 91.3 FT., N. 238.65 FT TO THE P.O.B. IN SECTION 3-3N-3W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2033N3W0000004420300 Name in which assessed: Margaret B Gordon, or the Lawful Heirs of Her Estate 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4972-1226 GCT (Cert# 594 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 594 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 494 P 1615 OR 487 P 1742 OR 476 P 970 DB 107 P 159 COMMENCE AT THE SEC OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 30-3N-3W AND RUN N 00 DEG 04 48 W 1369.55 FT; S 89 DEG 43 48 W 460.25 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE S 89 DEG 43 48 W 243.75 FT; S 00 DEG 13 01 E 355.82 FT TO TILLMAN RD; S 89 DEG 57 44 EAST FOR 121.04 FT; S 88 DEG 12 58 E 122.78 FT; N 00 DEG 13 01 W 360.87 FT TO THE P.O.B. IN SECTION 30-3N-3W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2303N3W0000002411000 Name in which assessed: Clintoni Y Swain 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. 4973-1226 GCT (Cert# 860 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 860 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 461 P 619 OR 111 P 271-OR 117 P 249 OR 263 P 102-BEGIN AT THE NEC OF LOT 1 BLK 42 TOWN OF GRETNA THENCE RUN S/WLY ALONG THE S SIDE OF CEDAR ST 66 FT THENCE S/ELY PARALLEL TO THIRD ST 66 FT THENCE N/ELY PARALLEL TO CEDAR ST 66 FT THENCE N/WLY ALONG THE W SIDE OF THIRD ST 66 FT TO POB SAID LOT 1, 66 FT., S/WLY PARALLEL WITH SAID CEDAR ST. 66 FT. TO SAID ST., N/WLY ALONG STREET 66 FT TO P.O.B. OR 299 P 898. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2323N4W0430000420011 Name in which assessed: Stephanie Elaine Faison and Patricia Ann Faison 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 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices
B10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4987-1219 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for a water use permit has been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number I 07433 filed 11/27/2013 City of Chattahoochee, 115 Lincoln Drive, Chattahoochee, FL 32324 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 325,030 gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for Public Supply use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Gadsden County: T03N, R06W, Sec. 4 Interested persons may submit written comments/objection or submit a written request for the notice of proposed agency action (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333. A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be requested in order to be advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Written comments/objection or NOPAA requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on January 2, 2014. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of the permit application to all substantially affected persons. December 19, 2013. 4995-1219 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE Smartlink/AT&T Mobility is registering a proposed monpole communications tower with the FCC located at Shady Rest Rd, Quincy, FL 32333; 30.4N,84.49W. The height of this tower will be 60.7 meters above ground level (119.2 m above mean sea level). The proposed lighting scheme on the tower will be steady red burning or flashing red beacon. Interested persons may review the application for this project atwww.fcc.gov/asr/applications by entering the associated Antenna Structure Registration (Form 854) file no.: ASR file#A0867441; And may raise environmental concerns about the project under the National Environmental Policy Act rules of the Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR .1307, by notifying the FCC of the specific reasons that the action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Requests for Environmental Review must be filed within 30 days of the date that notice of the project is published on the FCCs website and may only raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online atwww.fcc.gov/asr/envir onmentalr equest, but they may be filed with a paper copy by mailing the Request to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. A copy of the Request should be provided to Trileaf Corporation, Attn: Patrick Marchina, 2700 Westhall Ln, Ste 200, Maitland, FL 32751 for Request. December 19, 2013. 4981-1219 GCT vs. Brown, Willie J. 20-2010-CA-000873 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 20-2010-CA-000873 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIE J. BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIE J. BROWN; SUSAN J. BROWN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUSAN J. BROWN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC; FARMERS FURNITURE; RUSTLING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, WHETHER UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LOT 23, BLOCK A RUSTLING PINES, A RECORDED SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110-OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 692 Rustling Pines Blvd., Midway, FL 32343 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South front door, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351 at 11:00 AM, on January 14, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 19 day of September, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (seal) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Office of Court Administration 301 South Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 12 & 19, 2013. 68869-T 4982-1219 GCT Vs. D Amico, Peter J. 20-2012-CA-000919 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 20-2012-CA-000919 Division: CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. PETER J. D AMICO A/K/A PETER J. DAMICO A/K/A PETER JOSEPH DAMICO, SILVIA D. AMICO A/K/A SILVIA D. AMICO A/K/A SILVIA DAMICO 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 November 15, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: LOTS 18 & 19 TALQUIN PLANTATION, PREVIOUSLY A RENTAL SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS WILDWOOD MOBILE HOME VILLAGE, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 44, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 50 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 SKYLINE BUDDY MOTOR HOME MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) 8D610326LA, TITLE# 76320261 and VIN 8D610326LB, TITLE# 76320262 and commonly known as: 67 CARLENE LN, QUINCY FL 32351 ; 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 December 31, 2013 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 25 day of November, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Michael L. Tebbi (813) 229-0900 x1346 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com December 12 & 19, 2013 327470/1204612/sbl 4983-1219 GCT vs. Crombie, William Lawrence 20-2013-CA-000568 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 20-2013-CA-000568 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM LAWRENCE CROMBIE A/K/A WILLIAM L. CROMBIE A/K/A WILLIAM CROMBIE; JEAN CAROLE CROMBIE A/K/A JEAN C. CROMBIE; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 18, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 1 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 10 A DISTANCE OF 690.50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST 139.41 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF A COUNTY ROAD WHICH RUNS GENERALLY IN A NORTH-SOUTH DIRECTION, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF AN UNPAVED STREET 555.92 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST 25.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID STREET, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID STREET I 99.60 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES I 7 SECONDS WEST 436.37 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST 199.60 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 436.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THE ROADWAY EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE 20.00 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1993 DESTINY WINDZONE II TRIPLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN # 032274A, TITLE # 63691609, VIN # 032274B, TITLE # 63691610,AND VIN # 032274C, TITLE# 63691611, WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED a/k/a 121 OCHLOCKONEE RIVER RD., HAVANA, FL 32333-5086 at public sale to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the courthouse square, on the South side, facing US HWY 90, at the Gadsden County Courthouse located at 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, on January 7, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 25 day of November, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 PHONE 727-536-4911 FAX 727-539-1094 IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY WHICH REQUIRES ANY ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK AT (850) 875-8601 OR WRITE TO HIM AT P.O. BOX 1649, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32353 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771 December 12 & 19, 2013. 888130662 4984-1219 GCT vs. Bailey, Brien K. 2010-CA-000672 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000672 US BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. BRIEN K. BAILEY; ANDREA BAILEY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; RUSTLING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 18, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: LOT 23, BLOCK M, RUSTLING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 132, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 54 PINE BARK TRAIL, MIDWAY, FL 32343-4202 4988-1226 GCT Vs. Hall, Delwyn M. 13000932CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY CASE NO. 13000932CAA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DELWYN M. HALL, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s) UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ESTATE OF R.T. JONES, JR. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 6, IN FLETCHERTOWN, IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to file a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Nicholas J. Youtz, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 on or before January 19, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the The Gadsden County Times and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC 225 E. Robinson St., Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850 Email: MRService@mccallaraymer.com December 19 & 26, 2013. 2086346 4989-1226 GCT vs. Bryant, Nancy C. 20-2013-CA-000075 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION, CASE NO: 20-2013-CA-000075 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. NANCY C. BRYANT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Nov. 4, 2013, and entered in Case No. 20-2013-CA-000075 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida in which Bank of America, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Nancy C. Bryant also known as Nancy C. Dahl, also known as Nancy Craig Bryant, Tenant #1, Tenant #2, The Unknown Spouse of Nancy C. Bryant also known as Nancy C. Dahl, also known as Nancy Craig Bryant, are defendants, the Gadsden County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on at the south side of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, Gadsden County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 7 day of Jan., 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA: BEGINNING AT A POINT TWENTY (20) FEET SOUTH AND TWO HUNDRED FIFTHY (250) FEET WEST OF THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE (33) TOWNSHIP FOUR (4) NORTH, RANGE SIX (6) WEST; THENCE RUNNING SOUTH ONE HUNDRED NINETY (190) FEET; THENCE WEST ONE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN AND ONE-HALF (157 1/2) FEET; THENCE NORTH ONE HUNDRED NINETY (190) FEET; THENCE EAST ONE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN AND ONE-HALF (157 1/2) FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 600 CHATTAHOOCHEE ST CHATTAHOOCHEE FL 32324-1809 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gadsden County, Florida, this 7 day of November, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743, (813) 221-9171 facsimile, eService: email@example.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts at the Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St. Quincy, Fl. 32351, telephone numbers (850) 875-8601 for voice or (850) 875-8612 for fax, within two working days of your receipt of this document. To file response please contact Gadsden County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353. December 19 & 26, 2013 WB -012351F01 4990-1226 GCTvs. Searcy, Terry Lee 08001142CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08001142CAA NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., Plaintiff, vs. TERRY LEE SEARCY A/K/A TERRANCE LEE SEARCY; WENDY SEARCY A/K/A WENDY Y. SEARCY; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE, the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of Court of GADSDEN County, will on the 21 day of January, 2014, at 11:00 AM, EST at 10 E. Jefferson, Room 108, Gadsden County Courthouse, Quincy, FL 32351, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property siutate in GADSDEN. Florida: BEGIN AT A POINT ON THE EAST SIDE OF A GRADED ROAD, SAID POINT BEING 25.0 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 10 AND THENCE RUN NORTH 558.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES EAST 470.0 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 558.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST 470.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT OF LAND CONTAINING 6.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS AND BEING IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 5 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 08001142CAA of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, the style of which is indicated above. WITNESS MY HAND and seal of this Court on November 7, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: s/s Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Johnson & Freedman, LLC 1587 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329 **See Americans with Disabilities Act** In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court ADA Coordinator at 407-836-2303 or 1-800-955-8771 (T.D.D.), no later than (7) seven days prior to the proceeding. December 19 & 26, 2013. 1801910 4991-1226 GCT Vs. T & T Construction and Enterprise, LLC 13-000314 CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13-000314 CAA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, v.T & T CONSTRUCTION AND ENTERPRISE, LLC f/k/a NOAH & TEE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, LLC f/k/a NOAH & TEE DEVELOPMENT, LLC; PROBUILD SOUTH, LLC f/d/b/a HOPE LUMBER AND SUPPLY CO.; MILLS WELL DRILLING, INC.; TAYLORS BUILDING SUPPLY, INC.; and PALMS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS OF GADSDEN, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 4, 2013, and entered in Case No. 13-CA-000314 in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and T & T CONSTRUCTION AND ENTERPRISE, LLC f/k/a NOAH & TEE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, LLC f/k/a NOAH & TEE DEVELOPMENT, LLC; PROBUILD SOUTH, LLC f/d/b/a HOPE LUMBER AND SUPPLY CO. ; MILLS WELL DRILLING, INC.; TAYLORS BUILDING SUPPLY, INC.; and PALMS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS F GADSDEN, INC., are the defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. eastern standard time on the south Courthouse steps of the Gadsden County Courthouse located at 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, the following described property located in Gadsden County as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lots 1 and 2, Block C of PALMS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 143, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 9, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS Gadsden County Clerk of the Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in orderto participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to theprovision of cer4992-1226 GCT vs. Nicoll, Shirley R. 13000567CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000567CAA VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. SHIRLEY R. NICOLL A/K/A SHIRLEY RICHARDS NICOLL, et al.; Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the GADSDEN County Courthouse: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED Property Address: 495 Deer Creek Road, Havana, FL 32333 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 9, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE COURT GADSDEN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. OFFICIAL RECORDS 060012549 BK 650 PG 1743 EXHIBIT A Lot 29, Block A of HIDDEN LAKE, PHASE III & IV, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 107, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida. The Property mortgaged is hereby to include Manufactured Home Serial Number N01031150TN Model: 26ELC32523AH06 Make Norris Year 2006 Size 52X 32 Label/Seal No. TEN67727 3/TEN677274 affixed to the property legally desribed above which, by intention of the parties and upon retirement of the Certificate of Title as provided in 319.261 Florida Statue shall constitute a part of the realty and shall pass with it December 19 & 26, 2013. 58115 4993-1226 GCT vs. Kenon, Gwendolyn J. 2010-CA-000802 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000802 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v. GWENDOLYN J. KENON; 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; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP.; AND JOHN DOE N/K/A DARRELL JENKINS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 17, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000802 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 21 day of January, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the South door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, SUMPTER RIDGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 2007 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME; MODEL CARRIAGE MANOR XTREME; MODEL #0764A; SERIAL #S GAFL775A79060-C121 & GAFL775B79060-C121; LENGTH/WIDTH; 32X76. 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator, FL, Phone: (850) 577-4401 DATED AT QUINCY, FLORIDA THIS 7 DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Morris Hardwick Schneider, Attorneys for Plaintiff, 9409 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237 December 19 & 26, 2013 FL-97009746-10-FLS 4994-1226 GCT Vs. Booth, Davis L. 20-2013-CA-000050 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 20-2013-CA-000050 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, vs. DAVIS L. BOOTH, ET. AL.; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 4, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at South Door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, at 11:00 A.M. on January 7, 2014 the following described property: LOT 31, BLOCK E, RUSTLING PINES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 115 PONDEROSA CIRCLE, MIDWAY, FL 32343 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand on 7 day of November, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk of Court MARINOSCI LAW GROUP, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 Fax (954) 772-9601 ServiceFL@mlg-defaultlaw.com ServiceFL2@mlg-defaultlaw.com December 19 & 26, 2013 12-13977 tain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, at the Officeof Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon CountyCourthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7days 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 December 19 & 26, 2013. at public sale to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the courthouse square, on the South side, facing US HWY 90, at the Gadsden County Courthouse located at 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, on January 7, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 25 day of November, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716 PHONE 727-536-4911 FAX 727-539-1094 IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY WHICH REQUIRES ANY ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK AT (850) 875-8601 OR WRITE TO HIM AT P.O. BOX 1649, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32353 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771 December 12 & 19, 2013. 665100797 Dated at Quincy, GADSDEN COUNTY, Florida, this 19 day of September, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. 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Kimbrell said GTI is in the process of becoming federally accredited through the Coalition for Occupational Education, so eligible students will be able to use Pell Grants to pay tuition starting in the spring. During a Dec. 12 visit to Kimbrells nail salon classroom, Marcia Boynton had a holiday manicure from a pampering wax dip to freehand nail art in festive colors. Boynton is president of the programs advisory committee. In the world of cosmetology, nail technology is the starting point. Kimbrell said licensed hair stylists earn cosmetology licenses, which means they have training that encompasses other salon skills such as manicures and pedicures, facials and treatments that they may not use on the job. Kimbrell said high school students who complete the nail technology program at GTI must wait until they turn 18 to take the state licensing exam. Jasiman Powell of Quincy is a GED student and a cosmetology student in Don Gibsons class. During a visit to Kimbrells class, she said she enjoys applying acrylic nails. I havent tried nail art, she said. Im a little nervous about it but I think I can do it once I learn. Kesha Thigpen started Boyntons pedicure and when she had to leave to go to another class, Kimbrell took over for her. Thigpen said she loves being in Kimbrells class. She is also working toward her GED. In her efforts to build the program, Kimbrell said she has visited East Gadsden High School and Carter-Parramore Academy because buses arrive three or four times a day from other schools and Carter-Parramore is just across the street. Kimbrell said high school students who complete the nail technology program and pass the state exam could have the opportunity to enter college with the professional skills they need to make a living while pursuing a higher education. The nail salon at GTI is currently open from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. After the new semester begins, Kimbrell plans to offer services from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well. For information, call 875-8324. GTIContinued from Page A1 second quarter, the Panthers jogged off the hardwood trailing by a score of 3027. Too many missed opportunities at the free-throw line and the aggressive play of Dukes were the two biggest factors that caused the Jaguars to lead the game at halftime. The Panthers continued to struggle from the free-throw line in the third quarter, and Dukes continued to dominate the paint by scoring several baskets inside and coming up with big blocks on the defensive end of the floor. Midway through the quarter, the Jaguars Keyran Black hit a shot from behind the arch, which gave his team a 39-32 lead. West Gadsdens unfocused play continued throughout the quarter, which caused them to fall into a bigger deficit, and as the final quarter began, they found themselves behind by a score of 50-38. In the beginning of the fourth quarter the Panthers attempted to increase their intensity, and with 6:23 left in the game, Marquis Foreman soared into the air caught an air-ball and threw down a two-handed reverse dunk, which caused the crowd to erupt. Less than a minute later, the Panthers big man Devonte Gibson went hard to the basket and put down a two-handed dunk, but the Jaguars still held a comfortable 52-42 advantage. Despite their effort in the last quarter of play, the Panthers were unable to overcome their struggles from the free-throw line. The Jaguars floor general Nick Byrd allowed the final seconds to run off the clock with some stationary dribbling, and as the final buzzer sounded, the East Gadsden players were all smiles as they began to celebrate their 63-52 win over West Gadsden. After the game, Panthers Head Coach Andrew Moten shared his thoughts on the game: This was a good one for us; a good loss will teach our players that theyre not invincible. Well rebound from this, regroup and get back. In regard to the game, the Jaguars leading scorer Bobby Dukes said, I feel great. It was a good game; we played hard and won. Parrish had this to say about what led his team to victory: We played hard and did the little things; we took what West Gadsden gave us, slowed the ball down, made our open shots and made the game simple. RIVALSContinued from Page A6 Scott added 14 points. MUNROE The Munroe Lady Cats dropped three games last week. They dropped one to visiting North Bay Haven on Monday, losing 59-41.Karleebeth Perkins and Jeri Sloan had 11 points apiece in the loss.Perkins added 15 rebounds and Sloan 11 rebounds. On Tuesday they travelled to Brookwood in Thomasville and lost to the Georgia school 34-22 in a low scoring contest.No Munroe players reached double figures but Sloan scored eight points. On Friday the team got into foul trouble and lost key players, helping lead to a 51-43 loss at Grace Christian in Bainbridge.A 21-9 doomed the Lady Cats at the start. Jeri Sloan and Kadejah Glynn each scored nine points. Mary Pat Thomas pulled down 12 rebounds and she and Maddey Pappadakis had five steals apiece. The team dropped to 4-6 on the season with the loss. WEST GADSDEN The Panthers defeated Liberty County in a district matchup. The Panthers jumped out to a 20-5 first quarter lead and despite being outscored in every other quarter, hung on for the win. GIRLSContinued from Page A6 Marcia Boynton shows off her holiday manicure. Photo by Cheri Harris The Robert F. Munroe Boys Varsity Basketball team endured another three-loss week, dropping games to North Bay Haven at home on Monday (61-52), Brookwood in Thomasville on Tuesday (57-46), and Grace Christian in Bainbridge on Friday (7255). The Bobcats have still struggled with their offense and with rebounding. On the bright side, turnovers are not as prevalent as before and the team seems to be coming together defensively. Jalyn Lewis has been carrying the scoring load for us this season (32 points vs. North Bay Haven), but we need to get others involved to take some of the pressure off of him. Jalyn also needs to keep working on making his teammates better by kicking the ball out for open looks when he penetrates, said Bobcat Coach Joey Birdsong. Its frustrating and I know the kids get a little down, but we are improving and we have some guys Tough week for Bobcat boys basketball See RFM/ Page B12
B12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER19, 2013 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000GY1R starting to emerge. Sean Newton and Bradley Klees really gave us some good minutes against Grace Christian and Joey Sloan has worked very hard as well. We have kept most of the games pretty close of late. We just have to put it all together for once and good things will happen! Heading into the holidays, Munroe has two games this week. Thursday, the Bobcats travel to Panama City for a rematch with North Bay Haven (7:30 pm EST). On Friday, the Cats take a short trip to Tallavana Christian for a meeting with the home standing Lion (7:30 pm). Well rest the week of Christmas, but after that its back to work, says Birdsong. Weve got another half of the season to prepare for and we certainly want it to be better than the first half! RFMContinued from Page B11 Little ladies leaping Legacy School of Performing Arts presented a Winter 2013 Music and Dance Recital on Dec. 14 at East Gadsden High School. The production included students singing, playing violin, piano, guitar and other instruments as well as a number of young dancers. Brian Richardson and Dr. Kimblin Nesmith emceed the show. Rasheen JamisonRichardson is the schools executive director and founder. Photos by Cheri Harris