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CURT WILKERSONTimes CorrespondentQuincy City Clerk Sylvia Hicks was recognized for an act of quick-thinking heroism at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Quincy City Commission. On Dec. 16, Hicks performed the Heimlich maneuver on a city hall visitor she observed choking in the hallway. I dont feel like a hero; I feel like I did something I had to do, Hicks said after being presented with an honorary plaque from Mayor Keith Dowdell. A young lady came running out in the hall and her face was red and she was asking for help so I performed the Heimlich maneuver. and she was fine. In regular business, Quincy Planning Director Bernard Piawah addressed the commission regarding recent concerns that had been raised over whether or not modular homes are allowed in the city. Piawah said modular homes are allowed in the city while mobile homes are not. Piawah explained the difference between them. The simplest difference is modular homes are approved by the state of Florida and mobile homes are not, he said. ModuTHURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE4 50 26 PAGES, 2 SECTIONSMLK concert hits high notes/A16 Members of the community came together Thursday for a dedication ceremony in honor of Gadsden County Commissioner Brenda A. Holt. In September of 2013, The Citizens Group of Gadsden County presented a letter with signatures of support to the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners requesting to have the Public Safety Complex in Gretna renamed after Holt. The construction of the Gadsden County Gretna Public Safety Complex was approved unanimously by the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners back in 2007 due to the need for a fire station to serve the residents of that area. Gadsden County, in partnership with the city of Gretna, built the station using county resources and funds from the countys 1 cent sales tax. Since the construction of the fire station, the city of Gretna and surrounding areas, even Interstate 10, benefit from the complex and the presence of emergency responders. During the ceremony, Gretna City Manager Antonio Jefferson said in this partnership, the city paid for the land and the county paid for the building, proving we can do amazing things, and showing that municipal or county borders dont limit their ability to work together. Gretna Mayor Jeff McNealy told Holt, I really appreciate you for what you have done and what you are going to do. Its a very exciting time. Gadsden County Sheriffs Department Investigator Brian Faison said Holt is the voice of small people who often dont have a voice. Keep up the good work, he said. Willie Saucier praised Holt for always trying to do things for Gretna even trying to bring a library branch to the small community. Gadsden County Commission Chairman Eric Hinson said he respects Holts passion and desire, even when they dont agree on county issues and he thank her for her service. Commissioner Holt fought hard for the fire station to be NEWS BRIEFS Hearing a chance to speak with legislatorsThe Gadsden County Legislative Delegation will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the County Commission Chamber at 9 E. Jefferson St., Quincy. All residents and elected officials are invited to attend. This hearing will allow the citizens the opportunity to meet their legislators, discuss concerns, ask questions and offer comments for upcoming 2014 Legislative Session. Lane closure on Salem Road continuesGadsden County There will be a lane closure on Salem Road (County Road 159) from Havana Highway (State Road 12) to the Florida state line Monday, Jan. 27, through Friday, Feb. 1, to allow the contractor to pave. The lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Flagmen will be present to assist motorists through the work zone. Motorists may experience minor travel delays and are advised to plan accordingly. Construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. For information, call Amanda Hopkins at RS&H CS at 850-618-0210. Pet dog found in Mt. PleasantDog found at Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy. Very friendly, sweet-natured, no collar, loves a recliner. If yours, please call 229-7260876 and be prepared to describe the dog. From staff reports City clerk honored for life-saving deed Quincy City Clerk Sylvia Hicks, left, poses with Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell, right. Photo by Curt Wilkerson Quincy commissioners discuss modular home rules See CLERK/ Page A2 Home team victory The West Gadsden High School Panthers played Liberty County this past Friday night. See the story on page A13. Photo by Cheri Harris Gretna fire station named for Holt Commissioner Brenda Holt speaks during the dedication ceremony Thursday, Jan. 16. PHoto by Cheri Harris CHERI HARRISTimesQuincys Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration started with an early-morning walk from the Joe Ferolito Recreation Center to U.S. 90 and back. Along the way, participants sang This Little Light of Mine and We Shall Overcome. The inspiring words and music continued inside the recreation center for the Celebration of Community, Life and Unity. This event, which included breakfast, featured speeches from a number of community leaders. Quincy City Manager Jack McLean told the crowd it was wonderful to wake up in the morning in the fifth year with a black man as president in the White House. Who would have thought that would ever happen, McLean said. Despite that achievement, McLean said issues such as those surrounding Trayvon Martins death show there is more progress to be made. Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell urged adults to pry young people out of bed and away from videogames so they can get involved in the community. Gadsden County School Board Member Judge Helms described King as an honorable man. He not only told us what to do and how to treat each other, he showed us, Helms said. Gadsden County Commission Chairman Eric Hinson urged the crowd to pay more attention to how they eat and to use the services available in the county, such as the bus system. He also encouraged the youth in Celebrating community, living the dream See EVENT Page A2 See HOLT/ Page A2 Yameche Smith sings during the Unity Breakfast on Monday at the Joe Ferolito Center in Quincy.
the crowd to apply for 75 summer youth employment jobs the county will have for ages 14 to 18. He said applications for the positions will be accepted in March and April. Assistant Chief Glenn A. Sapp of the Quincy Police Department was the main speaker. He emphasized the importance of education. He said King studied segregation and civil rights and philosophy when he was at Boston University using the teachings of Jesus Christ and Henry David Thoreaus views on civil disobedience. Weve come a long ways, Sapp said, but we still have not arrived. Sapp said King also studied the teachings of Gandhi, embracing his views of non-violence and that unarmed suffering is redemptive. Rivers of blood might have to flow before we gain our freedom, Sapp said quoting Gandhi, but it has to be our blood. Sapp said young people played an important role in the civil rights movement because in many cases, parents were afraid of participating in protests because it could jeopardize their livelihood. And for those who desire to distinguish themselves and lead, Sapp referred to the teaching of Jesus that the one who wants to be great must first become a servant. We need more people to serve, Sapp said. This service could come in the form of mentoring a child through a schoolbased program, volunteering for the city or other community involvement. Sapp concluded his speech with another quote: Free at last, free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty we are free at last! He earned a standing ovation. 000H6P5 lar homes ought to have the seal, or insignia, of the state of Florida. Another major difference is while both modular and mobile homes are manufactured, modular homes cannot be moved again after being set up. Mayor Dowdell urged citizens to clear all purchases with the planning department. I would advise anybody who is about to buy a mobile or modular home to make sure you clear it with Mr. Piawah, Dowdell said. Commissioners Larry Edwards and Derrick Elias raised concerns over whether modular homes are allowed in historic districts, City attorney Jerry Miller responded. You may impose regulations, said Miller. What you cannot do is place special regulations just directed at disallowing manufactured homes. Later in the evening, discussion was raised over revisiting the city ordinance that governs the issuance of permits to mobile food vendors. Many mobile vendors have been denied permits under the restrictions of the current ordinance. Elias said there was good reason for the ordinance. Later the commission decided to hold a workshop on the issue. Other Quincy business:Police Chief Walt McNeil reported that there has been an increase in the number of break-ins in the community. We average around 10 breakins a month. During the month of December that rose to something of the magnitude of about 30, said McNeil. McNeil also said QPD made 83 arrests during robbery season a period of time coinciding with the holidays in which break-ins typically increase.Fire Chief Scott Haire announced firefighter Darrius Dudley to be the 2013 Quincy Firefighter of the Year. CLERKContinued from Page A1 EVENTContinued from Page A1 built, even when people said it couldnt be done, said Gadsden County Administrator Robert Presnell. Members of The Citizens Group of Gadsden County came to show their support for Commissioner Holt, recalling the days when there was little to no protection for residents of that area in the event of a fire or emergency. I will always do what I can to help those who sometimes get overlooked, said Holt. This complex has been an asset to this community and I am honored to serve the people of this district. The Brenda A. Holt Gadsden County Gretna Public Safety Complex receives between 75 to 100 emergency calls a year. The complex is home to the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Gretna Police Department. Holt has been the commissioner in District 4 since 2002. HOLTContinued from Page A1 The Gretna Public Safety Complex is shown adorned with a big blue bow for the dedication ceremony. Photo submitted Commissioner Brenda Holt poses for a photo with local leaders, first-responders and other community supporters during the dedication ceremony Thursday, Jan. 16 in Gretna. Photo submitted Young volunteers greet Rasheen JamisonRichardson, left, during the Unity Breakfast. LEFT: Quincys assistant police chief, Glenn Sapp, left, speaks during the Unity Breakfast.ABOVE: Participants sing during the Freedom Walk. For more photos of the event visit www.gadcotimes.com. Photos by Cheri Harris A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A3 Quincy Kiwanis Diaper DriveNO MORE RED BOTTOMSfor our babies and adults January 8, 2014 March 26, 2014Drop o locations:Talquin Electric Member Services Capital City Bank Big Bend Hospice/Quincy FOCUS Credit Union Help us Collect 2,014 diapers for 2014! y ui n c Q e p a n is Di i w a K e r D r iv e N O M M O R E r o f fo R ED u d d a n i es a b r b a u o BOTT O ts l u O M S s pu l e H t c le l o sC 2014di o sf fo er p a ap i r2014! o s u n a J p u l e H t y 8, 2 0 r a u p o Dr c le l o s C 2 014 di a 0 14 M o i t a c o l po o c h 26, 2 r a ns: o s f fo er p a ap i r 2014! 2 01 4 o q p o Dr l u in E q l a T Ta a C y o i t a c o l p o e b m e c M ri t c e l n y Ba p t ty i l C ta i p a ap ns: o es c i v r e r S e k n g e ig B B C FO Q y p e/Q p c i p os n d H e U di CUSC y y Q ui n c Q i C FO n t U Un di e r CUS C n o ni Proudly sponsored by Obituary Kate AlexanderMr. Kate Alexander, 60 years of age, of Quincy, Florida, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Quincy, Florida. The service is 11:00 a.m., EST, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Triumph Church of God with burial at St. Hebron Cemetery, of Quincy, Florida. The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida. He is survived by one son, Brian Alexander (Maresha), of Quincy, FL; two daughters, Melissa Andrews (Elvin), of Quincy, FL, Lasshandra Brice (Anthony), of Atlanta, GA; one stepson, Monterrius Crawford, of Quincy, FL; one stepdaughter, Mia Jones, of Quincy, FL; five brothers, Willie Kate Alexander, New Jersey, Lewis C. Alexander, Bobby C. Alexander (Mary), Leon Alexander (Estelle), all of Quincy, FL, Ray Alexander, of Tallahassee, FL; three sisters, Ann Walker, of Augusta, GA, Brenda Holt, of Quincy, FL, Linda Harris (George), of Tallahassee, FL; and 9 grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangement. A computer class at McGill Library in Quincy is shown here. Photo submitted Wiggle that mouse and click those keys. Computer classes at the library are free, free free! The Gadsden County Public Library System is pleased to announce the continuation of its popular adult computer training series beginning Monday, Feb. 3, and running for 12 weeks through April 23. Classes are in session from 6 to 8 p.m. and the same topics are covered on Mondays in Chattahoochee, Tuesdays in Havana and Wednesdays in Quincy. Heres a description of whats covered during the month of February: The first class offered the week of Feb. 3 through 5 is Computer Basics, introducing the essentials of a computer to novice users who will learn the difference between hardware and software, understand whats on a Windows screen and receive instruction how to use a mouse. (Sorry, no cheese served.) The second class during the week of Feb. 10 through 12 is an introduction to Internet Explorer Basics, which delves into all types of Internet connections, how to access websites and use a search engine to find information online. The third class scheduled the week of Feb. 17 through 19 is about E-mail Basics, including instruction about how to create an email account, then send, reply, and forward messages. By the end of class, dont be surprised to find Youve got mail! The fourth class scheduled the week of Feb. 24 through 26 is a new session on E-mail Attachments to show you how to open and view pictures and attachments safely. Instruction also covers how to attach photos and files to messages you send out to others. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be taught in multiple sessions during March and April, moving through the fundamentals into specific functions of these products that can help you write documents, calculate spreadsheets and design presentations. Another new class weve added to the series is called File Management. This session the week of March 17 through 19 will show you how to navigate around the My Computer screen and use Windows Explorer to find, create and organize folders to keep your work handy for quick access. Your neighbors who previously took these computer classes described them as being informative and enjoyable, giving professional instructor and Gretna native Rebecca Alaba rave reviews for her patience and exceptional ability to make everything easy to understand. Appreciative students have said, This is a great thing for the library to offer... Its just what I needed... Id forgotten how much fun a class could be! While it is not necessary to attend the entire 12-week series, you just might be hooked from the first class and want to complete all of the training. Please pick up a copy of the complete schedule at a nearby library branch, or phone 627-7106 to have a brochure mailed to you. Nows a perfect time to learn about computers for better job opportunities, e-government services, hobbies and entertainment. Join us for a clicking good time. 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 Update computer skills at free classes The Gadsden Horsemens Association had the 2013 Awards Banquet in the Gym of the Thomas Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 11. Award winners by category are listed as follows: Judged events: Pee Wee Lead line First place, Ava Smith; Second place, Madison Carter. Youth First place, Rylee Waters. Junior First place, Natasha Manos; Second Place, Trey Smith. Senior First place, Autumn Coppinger; Second place, Cathy Smith; Third place, Sharlee Whiddon; Fourth place, Courtney Nelson. Novice Sharlee Whiddon. High-point Judged Winner Autumn Coppinger. Speed events: Pee Wee Lead line First place, Jake Edenfield; Second place, Ava Smith; Third Place, Jeb Whiddon; Fourth place, Madison Carter; Fifth place, Gracyn Potter. Pee Wee First place, Zack Edenfield; Second place, Faith Macks; Third place, Carolina Harrell; Fourth place, Ellie Jane Riner. Youth First place, Lily Ann Lawson; Second place, Madeline McMillan; Third place, Brooke McMillan. Junior First place, Trey Smith; Second place, Natasha Manos; Third place, Noel Antoinette. Senior First place, Judy Sineath; Second place, Katricia Edenfield; Third place, Mac Edenfield, Fourth place, Jillian Crymes. High-point Speed Winner Zack Edenfield. Overall Speed/Judged Combined Natasha Manos. 2013 Horse of the Year Award Skippin Thru Honey owned by Autumn Coppinger. Griner Award winners Jim and Genera Shepard. Chad Parramore cooked some delicious barbecue and the ladies in the club pitched in with great-tasting veggies and wonderful desserts. Everyone enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship. The 2014 show season begins Saturday, Jan. 25. Shows are at the Gadsden Horsemens Association arena. Sign-up for judged events begin at 11 a.m.; events begin at noon. Speed events begin no earlier than 5 p.m. EST. Two new events have been added to the show bill this year: open and walk-trot ranch horse. The public is invited to show with the organization in a family friendly atmosphere. For information, contact Club President Danny Parramore at 850-556-6183, or on Facebook at Gadsden Horsemens Association. Gadsden Horsemens Association hosts 2013 Awards Banquet Quincy mayor among calendars heroes Tallahassee Community College is making plans for the celebration of African American History month beginning in January and throughout the month of February. The theme for the 2014 celebration is: Civil Rights Unsung Heroes: Great by Choice. One of the activities planned is the unveiling of Tallahassee Community Colleges Cherry Hall Alexander African American History calendar, which showcases local African Americans who have made significant contributions in Leon and the surrounding counties. One of the honorees is Quincy Mayor Keith Dowdell, Commissioner for District 1. The unveiling of the 13th African American history calendar will be Monday, Jan. 27, beginning with a reception at 5 :45 p.m. and the unveiling at 7 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC); formerly Turner Auditorium on Tallahassee Community Colleges beautiful campus at 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee. This is a free event for the public. For information, contact Dowdell by phone at 850-241-8100 or by email at email@example.com. I could not do anything without the confidence and support of the citizen of Quincys District 1, Dowdell said in a press release. These are the people that I live and will die for. Join the Gadsden Arts Center on Jan. 25 at the historic Sawano Club in Quincy for An Evening with the Arts, the elegant and entertaining annual winter gala celebrating the power of the arts to transform lives. This event is the Gadsden Arts Centers signature fundraiser that raises funds to sustain quality exhibitions and wide-reaching education programming for this year. At 7 p.m., An Evening with the Arts features jazz music by the Bill Peterson Jazz Trio with vocalist Derrick Koelsch, fine food, an extensive silent auction offering original works of art, jewelry, weekend vacations and more. Gala tickets are $75 per person or $775 for a reserved table for eight; 66 percent of the cost is tax-deductible. Tickets can be purchased at the Gadsden Arts Center and by phone, 850-627-5020. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. The Gadsden Arts Center is at 13 N. Madison St., Quincy. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission donation is $1. For information, call 850875-4866 or www.gadsdenarts.org/. Art Center hosts winter gala
BRIAN J. TRAUTMAN Most Americans know the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the 20th centurys most revered voices for racial equality, the charismatic leader of the American Civil Rights movement, who gave the famous I Have a Dream speech. Perhaps they even know a thing or two about his role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Birmingham Campaign. This knowledge by and large derives from compulsory education and mainstream media. It is significantly less likely, however, that very many Americans know much at all, if anything, about Kings radical and controversial activities related to the issues of poverty and militarism, particularly the latter. King highlighted three primary forms of violence, oppression and injustice in American society and across the world: poverty, racism and militarism. He referred to these as the triple evils, and considered them to be interrelated problems, existing in a vicious and intractable cycle, and standing as formidable barriers to achieving the Beloved Community, a brotherly society built upon and nurtured by love, nonviolence, peace and justice. King posited that when we resisted any one evil, we in turn weakened all evils, but that a measurable and lasting impact would require us to address all three. Kings work to educate about and eradicate poverty was among his greatest passions. In The Octopus of Poverty, a statement appearing in The Mennonite in 1965, King observed, There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it. Accordingly, the time has come for an allout world war against poverty. He strongly believed the rich nations, namely the United States, had a moral responsibility to care for its most vulnerable populations, noting that such nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. King held, ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation, and maintained that no individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for the least of these. In late 1967 King announced the Poor Peoples Campaign, an innovative effort designed to educate Americans on poverty issues and recruit both poor people and antipoverty activists for nonviolent social change. The priority of the project was to march on, and to occupy, if you will, Washington and to demand the Congress pass meaningful legislation to improve the social and economic status of the poor, through directed measures such as jobs, unemployment insurance, health care, decent homes, a fair minimum wage and education. Alas, King was assassinated only weeks before the actual march took place. And while the march went ahead as planned in May of 1968, it is thought that the lack of substantive change to result was due in large part to Kings absence. Still, a positive outcome of the initiative was a heightened public awareness of the nations growing poor population. Perhaps most controversial were Kings positions on militarism and U.S. foreign policy. In Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? published in 1967, King said of war and its consequences: A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war This way of settling differences is not just. This way of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nations homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped, psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. He cautioned that a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. Kings most pointed speech against militarism was Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, delivered at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, a year to the day before he was assassinated. While Kings popularity among political allies and his inner circle was already beginning to wane because of his increasing public criticism of U.S. foreign policy and the growing war in Vietnam, the Beyond Vietnam speech was to become hisIknew the minute I heard the guitar store employee pluck a few chords and measures from well known songs that I would probably never duplicate those sounds. He was demonstrating to my new bride, Judy, and me the difference in tonal quality between brand three new Martin guitars on sale. We both could hear the difference in the distinct quality of sound emanating from the lowest and cheapest, D1R guitar, up through the D2R, and finally, the best sound, from the D3R. I hadnt played the guitar in years, although I had been trying to master that musical instrument since the mid-s. I somehow could never achieve the level of playing ability I thought I should have. George Raccio of Hamden, Conn., became my first guitar instructor. George was a very patient man and tried his darnedest to help me become better. When I was playing with George he had talked me into purchasing my first guitar, a Yamaha. I stayed with him for a couple of years. When I was ready to move to another location, his favorite words of encouragement upon my departure were: Keep it up, Ray. Some Friday night, soon, you might be sitting on a stool, ready to play for the Friday night crowd, at Chucks Steak House. Then wed both laugh a little. I moved to Portland (Conn.), and, not discouraged too much at my slow learning of the guitar, I found another teacher, Marie Riehl, and went from my Yamaha to an Ovation acoustic/electric guitar. After a few lessons with Marie, who was full of fine compliments and encouragement, I still didnt feel I was at the level of expertise I should have been with a few years of lessons. All I wanted to do was learn a few chords well enough to play some of my favorite songs by Hank Williams or George Strait. I also wanted to be able to strum and pluck well enough so that I didnt have to play straight chords and nothing else. I kept at it, no matter how bad I knew I was. I knew I had a decent voice and all I needed to do was to accompany that voice with average guitar-playing. Well, one Friday night I was doing my regular guitar practice, scales, etc., working my way up to playing a few country songs before I finished my session. My best friend, Jim, and his wife, RoseMarie, were going to be here at any minute, and I wanted to finish my practice session before they arrived. When the doorbell rang I was in the middle of a Hank Williams song. I set the guitar down and answered the door. Jim said something to the effect of, I see youre still practicing that guitar. Yeah, I replied, did I sound like a sixth-grader to you? He put on this weird grin and said, Yeah, well kind of. I never let him forget that night. Actually, I had been looking for an excuse to put the guitar away for a time, knowing I stunk at playing it. My new honey, Judy, wanted me to get back to playing the guitar in the worst way. Im not sure why, perhaps because pickin was so big in western North Carolina. It had been about four or five years that I hadnt played a lick. I told her not to waste her money on buying me a Martin, especially the D3R that would be over a thousand bucks. (In case you might not know, a Martin guitar is one of theHigh deductible insurance requires out-of-pocket payments of $1,000 to $10,000 or more before comprehensive coverage begins according to a credible Kaiser Family Foundation publication. Behavioral economics, namely how we respond to monetary incentives or disincentives, is a newly popular term which can explain our actions as conditions around us change. In this instance, it describes how changing health insurance policies currently being offered may change the way we purchase healthcare. Most insurance is designed to cover major unforeseen and unplanned events. Think of home owners insurance, which is designed for major damage such as that caused by flooding or fire. Homeowners coverage was not designed to replace a broken refrigerator or burned-out light bulb. Major medical insurance was originally designed to cover hospitalizations which, typically, are also major unforeseen and unplanned events. Medicare started in 1965 and was also designed initially as paying only 80 percent of the approved medical bill, with the patient paying 20 percent. This smart design had the patient with skin in the game. Within a short period of time supplemental insurance began covering the other 20 percent, which had the unforeseen consequence of removing much of the prudence associated with paying ones own way. In economic terms this is called a moral hazardwhen someone is not responsible for some benefit which may be coming their way. With high deductibles, most folks behavior changes to become more prudent price shoppers, avoid care, or if care is unavoidable, face an economic hit which can break a low income familys budget. Cutting out essential preventive services is a real risk which, in the long run, can result in higher healthcare costs. A good example is uncontrolled blood pressure, which ultimately can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The same would be true of poorly-controlled diabetes, resulting in costly complications. The Center for American Progress has estimated that in Massachusetts, out-of-pocket costs High deductible healthcare insurance Letters to the editorOpinionThe Martin Luther King Jr. you may not knowAmerican Legion hosts Christmas dinner The American Legion Post 84 had its fourth annual Christmas dinner for veterans at risk on Dec. 15, feeding more than 200 veterans and their families. The local Elks Lodge provided the hall for the dinner and Millers Ale House donated and prepared all the food for the second year in a row. The post was honored to have several FSU veterans and other volunteers from the post, chapter and unit as well as the community to help serve dinner. We will never forget the smiles and tears of joy we saw from those veterans and their families as they enjoyed the food and music. The kids were not forgotten either. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and various elves came loaded with presents for all. Santa was assisted by local volunteer wrecker companies who brought the toys on their wreckers since we did not have any snow yet. Denna Green from the VA Clinic coordinated the efforts at the VA. Thanks to all who helped make this years dinner a success again!American Legion Post 84 QuincyChurch thankful for community support The MLK Musical Program 2014 was a huge success with more than 300 people in attendance. Special thanks to the Sensational Harmonettes, Highway 12 Community Choir, Mt. Calvary Male Chorus, Second Elizabeth Male Chorus, Open Door Choir, Soloist/Pianist Annie Alls Holloman, Three Angels of Bainbridge, St. John AME Church, New, Zion of Chattahoochee, Liberty Hill Women Choir of Marianna, The Starlets, Greater Tanner Church Choir, The Rev. Mark Dudley & the Fantastic Soul Touchers and New Bethlehem M.B. Church Choir of Tallahassee for the great success. Our second program honoring Dr. King at Mt. Calvary was our annual MLK Breakfast Celebration. Special thanks to Elder Melvin Mobley of MT. Zion P.B. Church and members as our guest speaker and choir on Kings holiday. This annual MLK Breakfast Program is always the place to be on Kings holiday. Grand giveaway was a Grocery Box value at $150 and other door prizes. The Mt. Calvary MLK 2014 Essay competition winner was sixth-grader Logan Walker. He is the son of Mr. William Walker and Miriam Sanders Walker of Quincy. His grandparents are Mrs. Vera Sanders and the late Deacon Clemon Sanders. Logan is also an honor roll student at Tallavana Christian School. Other outstanding academic students recognized: Denzel Moore, April Moore, Jonathan Galloway and Landric Russell, who held a 4.0 at TCC in 2013. Thanks to all of our sponsors and donors who made the MLK Breakfast Award Celebration at Mt. Calvary a huge success: Winn Dixie, Pizza Hut, Shirley Green Knight, Reginald James, Morris A. Young, Mt. Calvary Male Chorus, Willie and Cassandra Frye Dickey, Linda Burns Smith, Robert H. Bryant, Wilfred Chavers, Brenda Washington, Alfreddie Holiday, Friends of Tracy Smith at State of Florida Dept. of Health and Elaine Henry Chavers, coordinator. Mt. Calvary Primitive Baptist Church Quincy Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. 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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A5 SUSAN MELGRENMother Earth LivingA staple in any pantry, vinegar is a multitasking wonder with a rich history of use for everything from making pickles to treating war wounds. The ancient Babylonians used it to preserve food; medics during World War I treated wounds with it; and Roman armies diluted it with water to create an everyday antibacterial drink. Today, versatile vinegar is still widely used in food preservation, but its household uses extend well beyond pickling. Thanks to its acidity and neutralizing properties, vinegar can clean, disinfect, soften, shine and more. Use it from the kitchen to the bathroom, in everything from homemade cleaners to hair rinses, to take full advantage of this humble household wonder. 1. Grease Cutter: Vinegars acidity lets it cut through grease with ease. Dip a sponge in vinegar and wipe to degrease stovetops, microwaves, dirty dishes and more. 2. Disinfectant: A natural antibacterial, vinegar makes a great base for any nontoxic cleaning solution. For an all-purpose disinfecting solution, dilute 1 part vinegar in 4 parts water and use anywhere germs are found, such as countertops, keyboards, shared phones, doorknobs and remote controls. 3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Clean, disinfect and deodorize your toilet by pouring 1 cup of vinegar around the inside of the bowl. Let sit for an hour, use a brush to remove rings, then flush. 4. Drain Cleaner: To keep drains clog-free, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, then follow with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Wait for foaming to subside, then follow with a gallon of boiling water. If necessary, remove hair and other debris with a wire. Repeat if drain is still slow. 5. Glass Cleaner: For a streak-free shine, combine 2 cups water, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap in a spray bottle. Spritz onto mirrors, then wipe down with old newspapers. 6. Residue Remover: Clean the glue residue that labels and stickers leave behind by wiping the sticky surface with a rag dipped in a vinegar-water solution. 7. Hair Rinse: Shampoos and other hair products can leave behind residue, making hair lackluster. Remove buildup by diluting 2 tablespoons vinegar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in 3 cups water and mixing well. After shampooing, pour rinse over hair before rinsing with water. The vinegar will close the cuticle and leave hair soft and shiny. 8. Furniture Polish: Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 tablespoons vinegar and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in a spray bottle. Shake well before use, and refrigerate any leftover solution to keep it from going rancid. 9. Stain Remover: Purge grass stains and blood spots by whipping up your own natural stain remover. Mix 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda and 3 cups water in a spray bottle. Just spray on the stain and toss clothing into the laundry! 10. Laundry Softener: Conventional fabric softener stays in clothing, where a buildup can cause irritation, but vinegar breaks down and dissolves detergents. For softer clothes, towels and sheets, just add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. 11. Dandruff Preventive: Vinegars acidity can help kill some of the bacteria responsible for causing dandruff. Rinsing with vinegar can also deep-clean the scalp and help remove flakes of dead skin cells. For a no-dandruff rinse, mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried leaves) and 1 cup boiling water. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, strain, then pour over scalp after shampooing. Rinse treatment from hair with water. 12. Wart Killer: To remove unsightly warts, dip a cotton ball in vinegar, place over wart and secure with a bandage. Change the cotton ball daily. The acid in vinegar will eat away at the wart over time. (Be sure to keep the skin around the wart moisturized.) 13. Breath Freshener: Eliminate bad breath by rinsing with 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt diluted in 1 cup water. This rinse is especially effective at removing onion and garlic odors. 14. Paintbrush Softener: Make stiff paintbrushes useful again by dipping hardened bristles in a bowl of vinegar for an hour or less. Rinse the bristles with warm water and soap, then let dry before using. 15. Greens Reviver: Leafy greens looking wilted? Soak them in a bath of 2 cups cold water and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar to bring them back to life. 16. Egg Aid: When hard-boiling eggs, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the water to prevent egg white from seeping out of cracks in the shell. 17. Rust Remover: Revive rusted nuts, bolts, nails or tools by soaking them in a bath of pure vinegar for several hours. If the solution becomes cloudy, change the vinegar. After soaking, wipe away rust with a cloth.Excerpted from Mother Earth Living, a national magazine that provides practical ideas, inspiring examples and expert opinions about healthy, beautiful homes and lifestyles. To read more articles from Mother Earth Living, please visit www.MotherEarth Living.com or call 800340-5846 to subscribe. Copyright 2012 by Ogden Publications Inc. Versatile vinegar Combined with a few other ingredients, vinegar can make a household disinfectant, glass cleaner, furniture polish and stain remover. Photo by Thomas Gibson Inexpensive staple can serve many cleaning purposes Winter bird food recipes AUBREY VAUGHNMother Earth NewsAutumn and winter are the perfect seasons for drawing birds to your yard by providing an appetizing and necessary food supply. This time of year, birds are hunting for reliable food sources to prepare for dropping temperatures and dwindling natural food supplies. Establishing a popular food stop benefits both parties youll enjoy entertaining guests and have the satisfaction of seeing them comfortably through the winter months. Your feathered guests need to eat from one-third to three-fourths their body weight every day to have the energy to look for food and keep warm in the cold weather. High-energy or heatingfoods will not only draw a larger crowd, but provide them with the extra fat and nourishment they need to replenish their stores. The bird food recipes below (all from Bird Food Recipes, by Rhonda Massingham Hart; Storey Communications, 1995) appeal to a variety of birds and are great for fall and winter feeding. Fat & Sassy 2 parts suet, lard, bacon drippings or saved kitchen fat 1 part crunchy peanut butter 1 to 2 parts yellow cornmeal Dash of salt and sand 1 part fine cracked corn, millet or hulled sunflower Melt suet over low heat. Allow to cool and harden, then heat again. Stir in peanut butter and other ingredients, reserving some of the corn or seeds. Allow to cool somewhat and pour into molds or form into balls. Roll balls into loose corn or seed. Hanging Heaven 3 parts suet 1 part cornmeal 1 part peanut butter 1 part brown sugar 1 part raisins, dried cherries, etc. 1 part mixed seed or broken nuts Sprinkling of sand 1 or more coconuts, split in half Melt suet, allow to cool, then re-melt. Stir in other ingredients. Cook until the mixture is the consistency of porridge. If too thick, add small amounts of water or milk; if too thin, add flour. Pour into coconut halves. Hang coconut halves from tree limbs or eaves. Scrap Pie This recipe is a great way to use up wholesome leftovers. 4 cups crumbs (bread, cookie, cake, doughnut, etc.) 4 cups kitchen scraps (noodles, meat scraps, fruit or vegetables, etc.), chopped 4 eggs 1/4 cup honey 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp fine sand 2 cups milk 2 tbsp shortening or melted bacon fat Grease baking pan and layer bread crumbs and scraps. Beat eggs and mix with remaining ingredients. Pour over crumbs and scraps. Cover and chill for 1 to 3 hours, then bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Cool and crumble to serve. Finally, many birds scavenge roadways to find salt, minerals and sand for nutrients and the grit needed to digest their food. Offer this recipe as a safer alternative. Crystalline Iam a reformed slob. I made the decision to get organized on June 16, 1977. I was 35. I learned a lot through that transformation. The most important of which was to understand that before I did one thing to organize my chaotic life, I was alright just the way I was. That backed-up laundry didnt make me a bad person. That an unmade bed and a sink full of dirty dishes didnt mean I didnt love my family or my home. That having to re-inoculate the children because I couldnt find their medical records when we moved to a new town didnt mean I was a bad mother. My challenge to change my ways came from a deep desire to have more fun; to be able to play guilt-free and to feel the freedom of taking care of the routine and mundane tasks that make a household run smoothly, so my family and I could really enjoy this delicious thing called life. My motive to get organized was to have more free time to play. I think being organized or disorganized is ultimately a choice but I also think we each have a natural proclivity to be either. My mom was born organized. My dad was the donor of my disorganized gene. I had three children and two received my penchant for mess and one was washing her toys when she was 18 months old. Once I asked her if she wanted a doll house for Christmas and she replied, Oh Mom, it would be just be one more thing to keep clean. You know where you fall on the scale of order: one is a Martha Stewart without a staff and ten is the person who cant dust or vacuum because she doesnt have surfaces. Have fun being responsible Wild birds can benefit from homemade bird food. See FOOD/ Page A19 Pam YoungMAKE IT FUN! See FUN / Page A19
FAMILY FEATURES Sports nutrition isnt just the domain ofprofessionalathletesforagood workoutandquickrecovery,every dayathletesneedtherightdiet,too. A good workout is draining and can lead to fatigue and sore muscles, said Michele Macedonio, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D. a veteran sports nutritionist and team dieti tian for the Cincinnati Reds. The right combination of foods helps restore energy and nutrients used during exercise, and prepares your body for the next workout. Dishes such as these from CanolaInfo provide complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein with nutrition-packed ingredients including whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits and plenty of vegetables. Each delicious recipe contains less than 300 calories per serving and is prepared withheart-smartcanolaoiltosupplyhealthy unsaturated fats, including monoun satu rated and omega-3 fats. For more great recipes, visit www.canolainfo.org. Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilantro and FetaYield: 6 servings Serving size: 1 cup 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup onions, diced 2 cups red bell pepper, diced 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked 1 can (15 ounces) reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/3 cup crumbled, reduced-fat feta cheese* 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt In large, non-stick skillet, heat canola oil over mediumhigh heat. Add onion and pepper. Saut 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown on edges, stirring occasion ally. Add water and quinoa. Bring to boil over mediumhigh heat, reduce heat, cover and cook on medium-low for 12 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat, stir in beans, walnuts, chili powder, feta, cilantro, garlic and salt. Cover and let stand 2 min utes to heat through and absorb flavors. *Vegetarian option: Replace feta with vegan cheese or tofu. Nutritional analysis per serving: 230 calories; 8 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat); 10 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 3 g sugars; 10 g protein; 360 mg sodium; 445 mg potassiumChunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary StewYield: 6 servings Serving size: 1 cup 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 12 ounces boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion, cut in 8 wedges 3 medium carrots, quartered lengthwise and cut into thirds 1 medium celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups water 2 dried bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium navy beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 3/4 teaspoon salt In Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 3 minutes per side or until it begins to brown (center will still be slightly pink). Remove from oven and set aside. Add remaining canola oil, onion, carrot and celery. Saut, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until vegetables just begin to lightly brown on edges. Add water, bay leaves and pepper flakes. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chicken, beans, tomatoes, Italian parsley, rosemary and salt. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until tomatoes are tender and chicken is cooked. Serve immediately or let stew stand 30 minutes to develop flavors and texture. Nutritional analysis per serving: 220 calories; 7 g total fat (1 g saturated fat); 50 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohy drates; 6 g fiber; 3 g sugars; 22 g protein; 380 mg sodium; 532 mg potassium Know the ScoreMake friends with fat: Fat is an important energy source for athletes, but its important to choose healthy fats. Canola oil, for example, provides a valuable source of unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated and omega-3 fats.Pump up protein: Maximize muscle growth with a snack that contains carbo hydrates plus 10 to 20 grams of protein consumed within 15 to 30 minutes after a workout, when muscle is most receptive to growing.Dont ignore complex carbs: Athletes need healthy carbohydrates, the pre ferred source of energy for active muscles. Whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit are good sources. Feed the furnace: Running on empty? Your body needs consistent fuel to func tion. A small pre-workout snack may improve your workout performance. Liquid foods such as smoothies digest more quickly than solids, which makes them ideal preor post-workout for energy, hydration and restoring nutrients. Powerhouse Green SmoothieYield: 1 serving Serving size: 1 2/3 cups 3/4 cup seedless green grapes 1/2 cup ripe banana slices 1/4 cup chopped kale 2/3 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil 1/2 cup ice cubes In blender, combine all ingredi ents. Blend for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until desired smoothness is achieved. Nutritional analysis per serving: 290calories;7gtotal fat(0.5gsatu ratedfat);0 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohy drates; 3 g fiber; 31 g sugars; 17 g pro tein;75mgsodium;502mg potassium A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A7 Happy 101st! Mrs. Nora Williams of Quincy turned 101 years old Sunday, Jan. 19. She is pictured here with one of her grandchildren, Janis Walker also of Quincy. Photo submitted The years have slowly crept up on Nora Williams. This past Sunday she joined the ranks of some of the worlds most elite and special people in America. She can still take care of herself, cooking and cleaning her house. She eats almost anything she wants. Williams has four daughters and has two daughters living: Louis Hughes, 82 years old; and Marva Williams, 74 years old. She has more grands and great-grands than she can name the count is 100 plus. Its a blessing to have a living grandmother, said Janis Walker, one of Williams granddaughters. Happy Birthday, Lil Mama. We love you dearly from all of your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will be a family gathering to celebrate at a later date. Milestones TALLAHASSEE Bond Community Health Center Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Evans has been awarded the 2014 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from Florida. The America Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognized Cynthia Evans for her excellence and outstanding achievements as a Nurse Practitioner. This annual honor recognizes outstanding achievements by NPs and NP advocates throughout the country. Ms. Evans is exemplary of the type of employees we have here at Bond Community Health Center. We are proud of her achievement and look forward to her continually striving for excellence, said Board Chairman Antonio Jefferson. The Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence is given annually to one who demonstrates excellence in NP clinical practice and/or has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and acceptance of NPs. Evans will be honored during the 2014 AANP National conference in Nashville, Tenn., in June. Past award recipients have included physicians, legislators and educators. I am proud to be recognized for my hard work and diligence; it makes a difference when you are recognized by your peers, Evans said. Cynthia Evans is a licensed and certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) who has worked with Bond Community Health Center since 2004 specializing in Adult Primary Care and HIV/AIDS. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Florida A & M University in 2004 and later returned in 2005 and completed a PostMasters degree in Womens Health. She holds a certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a member of the Tallahassee chapter of the Council for Advanced Practice Nurses and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Cynthia has worked in the nursing profession for more than 28 years. Since 1984, Bond Community Health Center Inc. has been on a mission to reach people throughout North Florida, and currently serves residents of Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty Taylor, Franklin and Madison counties. Visit www.bondchc.com. Army Pvt. Jonathon R. Deboard has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and antitank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. Deboard is the son of Tammy and Carl Moore of Quincy. He is a 2011 graduate of Sneads High School. Bond Community Health Center nurse practitioner earns award Cynthia Evans Graduate of Basic Training Whats Up? Hospice fundraiser sprouts in April Spring Fling Under a Manhattan Moon, 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 24 at Tallahassee Nurseries. For information about this fundraiser, visit www.bigbendhospice.org or call 850-701-1341. All proceeds benefit the under-funded programs of Big Bend Hospice. Hearty lunch ahead Take care of your heart. Please join M. R. Moore OES Chapter No. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, for the Healthy Heart Fitness Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, M.R. Moore Lodge, 320 Washington St., Quincy. Highlights include: healthy heart tips, aerobics, workout and healthy diet ideas. Swap Meet Fundraiser Event in Havana Havana Learning Center/Henderson Strip will sponsor a fundraiser event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at 305 S. Main St., Havana. HLC is a non-profit organization serving at risk youth, adult and seniors in Gadsden, Leon and surrounding areas. Vendors are welcome. This can be a way you can get rid of items not being used and make extra money at the same time. For information, callLillian Johnson or Rebecca Alaba at 850-539-1315 for a vendor application. There are about 20 spaces available, first come, first served. Free food, clothing in Chattahoochee The Liberty Center (the old Chattahoochee High School) will have its food and clothing donation Saturday, Jan. 25, for Gadsden County residents. Registration will start at 8:30 a. m. Forms have See EVENTS / Page A9 The following items are requested at time of registration for all children: Certified Birth Certificate Proof of Florida Residency: Two documents containing name and street address of parent (No P.O. Box) (4 year olds only) Updated Shot Record School Physical Form (Must be less than one year old when school begins & also must include Hematocrit or Hemoglobin) Verification of Dental Exam (Within a year of school start date) Lead Test Results Medicaid Card (If applicable) Written proof of all income (2013 W-2 Form (s) preferred) 000H6BR 2014 2015 Gadsden County School Boards Head Start / Pre-K Registration School Day Program All Registrations will be held from 9:00am 2:00pm at the HEAD START / PRE-KINDERGARTEN OFFICE 500 West King Street, Quincy, FL 32351 (850) 627-3861 February 17 Quincy Area Threes for 3 year olds only February 18 George W. Munroe Elementary for 4 year olds only February 19 Stewart Street Elementary for 4 year olds only February 20 Greensboro Elementary for 4 year olds only February 21 Chattahoochee Elementary for 4 year olds only* February 24 Havana Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds February 25 Gretna Elementary for 3 & 4 year olds February 26 Midway Head Start for 3 & 4 year olds February 27 St. John Elementary for 4 year olds only* WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 10% of enrollment slots will be made available to children with special needs. *THREE YEAR OLDS Child must be three years old by September 1, 2014 Child IS required to attend *FOUR YEAR OLDS Child must be four years old by September 1, 2014 Child IS required to attend TOWN OF GREENSBORO CDBG NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION GRANT APPLICATION NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Greensboro is considering an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION Category in an amount not to exceed $600,000 under the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The project activities, estimated dollar amount and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income persons for which the Town is applying are: NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION Activity CDBG Budget Percent LMI Water Plant $69,000 +51% Water Lines $449,526 +51% Engineering $34,000 NA Administration $47,474 NA Totals $600,000 Location: The project activities will take place in various locations within the jurisdictional limi ts of the Town of Greensboro. Other funds: The Town has applied for a $343,924 grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD). If the grant is awarded, the funds will be used to further and enhance the CDBG project. The Town has adopted an anti-displacement and relocation plan. The Town will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in the budget and policy. The Town will conduct a second public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application. The meeting will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at 150 East 11th Street, Greensboro, Florida 32330. For more information concerning this meeting, contact Harold Emrich, Town Manager at 850-442-6215. A copy of the draft application is available for review at Town Hall between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. after January 24, 2014. A copy of the draft application will also be available upon request. The Town intends to submit the application to the State on or before March 12, 2014. A final copy of the application will be made available at Town Hall at the address shown above Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. within 7 business days after submission of the application. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the Public Hearing, or to schedule a time to review the application, contact Harold Emrich at the phone number listed above. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Mr. Emrich at the phone number listed above to arrange for an interpreter. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should also contact Mr. Emrich Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the Town and DEO for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available for a minimum period of six years. 1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, gra nt, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direc t or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or activity; 3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interest s by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholders, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and 6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION 000H5FG
Photo courtesy of Getty Images Preparebefore yourresolutionbeginsPutting thought into your resolutions before you spring into action can put you on the path to change. Starting early with a few small changes can also improve your odds of staying the course to achieve your goals. For example, if youre looking to improve your financial health, begin by imagining a debt-free life. Visualizing how things may change can provide additional motivation you may need to move forward. Think about having more money available each month and how it would change your stress levels. Imagine what it would be like to not worry about meeting your payments, or saving more for retirement, education or emergencies. Thirty percent of survey respondents said they identify their New Years resolutions early as a way to stick with them throughout the year.DevelopanactionplanIts fine to make a resolution, but the odds of sticking with it improve dramatically if you create an action plan of smaller steps to support your goals. If your number one resolution is to lose weight, your plan might include budgeting money for a gym membership and cleaning out any junk food from your pantry. Creating a budget? Start by tracking your spending to see where the money is going. Then create a budget thats tight but workable, to give you more flexibility to pay down debt, increase savings or invest for retirement. If have to carry a balance, but want to responsibly manage your credit card, consider a card that helps build positive habits. For example, Bank of Americas Better Balance Rewards card pays you to manage your credit card use. Every quarter that you pay more than your minimum balance on time, you earn $25 cash back. If you have at least one other qualifying account with Bank of America, you can receive another $5 bonus, totaling up to $30 a quarter. Youll be eligible for up to $120 a year toward your balance, and youll feel better knowing how much you can spend each month. WriteitdownForty percent of survey respondents say they use written reminders to help stay on track with their resolutions. Try writing your resolutions on Post-it notes, in Evernote, in calendar reminders or on notes stuck to the refrigerator whatever youll look at regularly to keep yourself com mitted and on track. Research shows that a written goal is more likely to be achieved. If your goal is manag ing your finances better, write a reminder on your daily calendar to check your credit card statements as they come in its the best way to spot transactions you dont recognize.GetalittlehelpfromyourfriendsSometimes a gentle reminder from a family member or friend can work wonders. Share your resolutions with a trusted person and ask for occasional reminders. Some 23 percent of survey respondents plan to enlist help this way. A friend may be able to coax you to going to the gym, or even talk you out of buying that handbag youve been eyeing thats out of your budget. The key to cutting debt is to stop adding to it. If youre in a hole, stop digging. PartnerupFind a friend or loved one with the same resolution and agree to motivate and support one another to stick to your goals. Its easier to manage a diet, exercise plan or budget if you have support. Twenty percent of respondents plan to partner up to keep to their resolutions. Start your New Years resolutions thinking today, and keep the big goals in mind every day, whether they aim for better health, sounder finances or better relationships. With the right attitude and commitment, 2014 could be a very good year. For more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com.FAMILY FEATURES With the new year underway, there is a heavy focus around resolutions. Whether you are making a resolution to celebrate a fresh start or looking to make a change no matter the time of year, maintaining resolutions can be difficult. In fact, a recent survey from Bank of America found that 49 percent of respondents dont make New Years resolutions because they prefer to set goals throughout the year. Goals tied to the new year, and those set at various points in the year, are all aimed at making significant life changes. According to the survey, 81 percent of resolutions involve health and fitness, 45 percent involve personal finances and 30 percent are targeted toward making changes in social life and relationships. With the large number of people planning to make changes in their finances, it is helpful to determine how to best ensure you achieve your goal. Ill be the first to admit keeping to a financial resolution takes a lot of hard work. It takes good behavior and good habits, said Farnoosh Torabi, a consumer finance expert. With life being so complicated, stressful and complex, we often abandon them. Get the systems in place the small steps you need to take now to help you get on the right track. Research shows that consumers who understand their behaviors and motivations are more likely to build and keep posi tive habits for the long term. Thats why its so important to have strategies to keep those financial resolutions throughout the year. A few pointers to stick with your financial resolutions include: A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A9 been revised and will be changed for everyone. Food distribution will begin at 9 a.m. Food distribution is every fourth Saturday unless otherwise stated. USDA is an equal opportunity provider. TCC to host painter Fernando Leon Hartman in his first U.S. exhibition TALLAHASSEE This month, Tallahassee Community College will host artist Fernando Leon Hartman in the first U.S. exhibition of his paintings. Hartman will unveil an oil painting he has created especially for his visit to Tallahassee and TCC, along with additional paintings. The exhibition will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center on TCCs main campus, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee. Born in Havana, Cuba, Hartmans first career was in electrical engineering, but after working in this field for five years, he decided to follow his dream and study art at the prestigious Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Havana. Hartman graduated in 2012 and then began selling his oil paintings to international clients visiting Cuba. Now in his mid20s and a renowned and promising young artist, Hartman has received an Artists Exchange Visa to travel and show his work in the United States. The fine quality of Hartmans artwork makes him an exceptional painter, as the treatment of light, shadow, and reflections in glass in his still life paintings have been comparable to the finest European masters of the 18th century. Hartman will be prepared to speak with students and guests about why he became a painter, his inspiration and growing up in Cuba. All of his paintings will also be on sale at the exhibition. For information, contact TCC International Student Services at 850-201-8457 or email email@example.com. Torreya State Park to host 25th annual Candlelight Tour BRISTOL The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Torreya State Park will host the 25th annual Candlelight Tour Event on Saturday, Feb. 1. The park is at 2576 Northwest Torreya Park Road, Bristol. Visitors will enjoy authentic blacksmith demonstrations, a Civil War camp along with the firing of cannons, live music with local musicians, candle-dipping, turpentine displays and other exhibits. See and feel the experience of life as a Civil War camp soldier. Also, homemade chili and hot dogs will be available. Tours of the Historic Gregory House will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue every hour on the hour until 4 p.m. At sunset, the Historic Gregory House will be opened for a leisurely tour, free of charge. All donations will benefit the parks citizen support organization, the Friends of Torreya State Park. This event is free with park admission of $3. For information,call the park at 850643-2674 or visit www.floridastateparks.org. EVENTSContinued from Page A7 Praise the Lord Mt. Pilgrim P.B. Church is at 4730 High Bridge Road, Quincy. Photo by Cheri Harris Church celebrate 60 yearsThe Thomas Memorial Baptist Church congregation will celebrate the 60th annual homecoming Sunday, Feb. 2. The service will honor charter members and former members at the 10:45 a.m. service. The Rev. Shelly Chandler will bring the message and the Rev. Tim Rhoades will lead the music. The public is invited. Lunch and fellowship in the recreation center will follow the 10:45 service.Sweet event aheadPastor-elect Elder Eric Collins and the congregation of Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, 703 4th St., Quincy, invite the public to the annual Pre-Valentine breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, where Sister Denise Hannah, of Quincy, will be the speaker. Tickets are $7 for the breakfast and can be purchased at the door. Give the gift of two hoursThe Mattie Jones Missionary Society of St. John AME Church will sponsor A Day Of Caring and Sharing from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25, in the church fellowship hall (in the rear of the church). The church is at 4445 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, with the Rev. Matthew J. Bryant, pastor. The public is invited. Contact person is sister Emma Baker-850-627-8734.Macedonia P.B. plans programMacedonia P.B. Church invites the public to a gospel singing program at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the church on the corner of Preston and Dewey Streets in Tallahassee, with Elder Brown, pastor. Lineup includes: The Walker Brothers and Sisters, Sister Annie Grahams Group, Joyful and more. For information, call the Rev. Effie Boone, 850-539-8422.Hear missionary updateThe St. John AME Church Family invites the public to an annual Evening with the Missionaries, hosted by The Mattie Jones WMS, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. The messenger of the hour is the Rev. S. Gerrard Lindsey, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church (on the glade) Havana, and the Mt. Zion Church family. Contact person: Emma Baker, 8506278734 Sparking revival in QuincyNew Bethel A.M.E. Church, 23209 Blue Star Memorial Highway, Quincy, will host Winter Revival: Operation Transformation 2014, with revivalist Evangelist Dr. Anthony Reed at 6:30 p.m. daily Wednesday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Jan. 24. Wednesday: Ladies Night (St. John Church of God in Christ Music Ministry) Thursday: Men Empowered (St. James & Stewart Temple A.M.E. Church Mens Choir) Friday: Youth/Collegiate Night (Jay Williams & Total Praise of Tallahassee, FL) The public is invited. For information, contact 850627-3240.Celebrating heritage, faithThe public is invited to A Taste of Africa, a celebration of African heritage, food, traditions and customs at Greater Tanner Chapel AME Church, 1911 MLK Jr. Blvd., Quincy, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. A monetary prize will be awarded for Best African Attire. Lets learn about our heritage! Contact R. Wood at 850-294-1289 for any questions or if you want to showcase any talent or enter the fashion show by Feb. 9. Donation is $5. This ones for the wounded Earlier today I got a jump on spring cleaning and tackled my column fodder pile of scribbles and note fragments. Sometimes people ask how I think of stuff to write each week. Id like to say, The Spirit moves me, and sometimes thats hopefully true. Most of the time, however, I read or hear something that sparks a thought. Some result in a full-blown column and some merely snippets. Today is a snippets day. n From sermon notes taken during a church service: The pastor asked, Are you a good Christian or a bad Christian? Then he said, If you can check off a list of dos and donts and your pluses are more than your minuses then you might call yourself a good Christian. But thats a trick question because youre thinking about your performance. He continued, paraphrasing Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See GRACE/Page A11 $ 12 00 for 6 Months 000H2KJ Expires 1/31/14. In-County Only Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________ Phone ________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill Me Sign up online Promo Code: CRAZY Clip, complete and mail to: Make Your New Years Resolution to Keep Up with the Local News! 15 S. 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Education 3-2-1 blast off for Gadsden County Elementary students For the first time in Gadsden Schools history, Greensboro Elementary (Principal Stephen Pitts) and St. John Elementary (Principal Maurice Stokes) squared off in a water rocket competition at Greensboro Elementary School. Teams consisting of thirdfourthand fifth-graders, researched, designed, and converted 2-liter soda bottles into rockets capable of achieving heights over 300 feet. Greensboro Elementary School student Jamerika Jones won the competition with a rocket that went an impressive 324 feet up in the air. Samareya Harrison, Yazmin Reyes and Ayani Scott from St. John Elementary School won second place with their rocket reaching a height of 236 feet. The top three teams received metals, but all students walked away with a fun educational experience. The competition was promoted by Stephen Pitts and Calvin Trombley (Federal Programs Science Specialist) as a way to stimulate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the elementary classroom. The state education standards require students to research, design and build a product while problem-solving through the process. These types of activities will prepare Gadsden County students for future state assessments. Activities such as the water rocket competition are only possible through the support of Gadsden County Public Schools Superintendent Reginald James. Please contact Angela Sapp, Race to the Top Science Coordinator for Gadsden County Schools, for future STEM opportunities or about the summer STEM academy. Gadsden elementary students tackle a rocket-building project, sending 2-liter bottles soaring into the air. Photos submitted Greensboro and St. John elementary school students recently competed in a rocket-building competition. Some of the participants are pictured here. A rocket blasts off. Principal Erica Starling is pleased to announce George Munroe Elementary Shining Star Student Recognition for the second Nine Weeks (Oct. 21 to Dec. 20). Shining Stars (Principal List) Kindergarten: Roy Andrews Jr., Jocember Avalos, RayNiyah Dubose, ShaNeciya Fowler, Maria Garcia, Nialah Gray, Naomi Hernandez, Ashley Landaverde, Mareli Nava, Arianna Randall, Rubith Sandoval, Kerionna Brooks, Jaliyah Brown, Raina Brown, Julisa Arroyo, Vicente Barrera, Jacqueline Callejas, Destiny Campbell, Alexandra Castillo, Anthony Figueroa, Ricardo Flores, Laila Hernandez, TyKayla Lifherd, Martha Maldonado, Darrell Baldwin, Amarion Brown, Kelvin Dickens, Ahreanna Dillard, Agyei Jenkins, Jasmin Menjivar, TaKyira Sanders, Jennifer Tubby, Adriel Zacarias, Melany Escobar and Christian Fuentes First Grade Michael Johnson, Patrick Harris, Jennifer Tobias, Yakira Norwood, Sarah Prado and Jayvion Holt Second Grade Marilyn Fuentes Fifth Grade: Shania Harris, Jamia Brown and Willie Brown Shooting Stars (A-B Honor Roll) Kindergarten Ray Anderson, Camari Hale, TyZarion Kirkland, Lorenzo McClellan, Kamren McMillan, KeAunni Venisee, Nadia Benitez, Zireonna Jordan, Senilah Bolds, Sumer Crochiere, Nikhia Green, Trinity Howard, Milay Kenon, Ricnesia Lamb, Takerah Perryman, Latrina Winbush, Bryan Abreu, Tyler Barkley, JaMerya Harley, Yeimy Hernandez, Wilfredo Lopez, Alan Zacarias, Jayden Beckwith, Marquise Fowler Jr., Jasiyah Harper,Tatiana Hernandez, Isaac Pavon, Vanessa Salazar and Leandro Sandoval First Grade Jorge Gonzalez, Bobby Dukes, Antonio Allen, Amy Ambriz, Abram Barnes, Mariah Evans, Tyler Geathers, Jade Jackson, Zaylin Price, Ja Norric Rittman, Tania RivasCuevas, Taylor Campbell, Yazid Hernandez, Rabon Stidam, Tatianna Williams, Nakiya Colston, Mahohgany Davis, JaNiya Favors, Grace Gevawer, Nadia Gray, Jermya Hadley, Jaden Brown, Makiya Brown, Keyvonnie Esland, Maryanne Hernandez, Jesus Hernandez, Ashley Waiters, Jaeyon Wimes, Jamie Byrd, Alan Hernandez, JaMayah Harris, Antonia Bautista, Kalani Herron, Luis Quintanilla, Sergio Galvez, Josue Moran and Victor Cuellar Second Grade Oscar Abreu Olguin, Pablo Aguilar, Devin Hatten, Diego Hernandez, Genesis Hernandez, TaLiyah Lewis, Yuribeth Salas, Amelia Hostetter, Giovani Celikis, Daleshawn Dillard, Cirilo Cruz-Barcenas Third Grade Chris Prado, Keith Kirkland, Amir Mercer, Anderson Quintanilla, Coby Anderson, Kenwuan Kilgore, JaiQuanyvious McMillion and Angelique Dennis Fourth Grade Deysi Herrera, Khalia Brinkley, Nicole Bush, Alissa Russ, Ayani Colston, Alan Martinez, Nkeria Allen, Jayla Smith and Thaddeus Johnson Fifth Grade Edgar Cuellar, DeOndre Henderson, Jennifer Medina, Kimberly Moreno, Xavier Gray, Lucius Holloway, Dematres Jackson, Juliana Rodriguez, Azavien Smith, Charis Wood, Trevontae Bostick and Danna Lasso. George W. Munroe Elementary School honor roll Panthers on the prowl for excellence West Gadsden High School is changing the culture! Dr. Ida Walker, principal, has implemented a token economy to support the Positive Behavior Support program (PBS) to recognize students and teachers. PBS programs are used to give recognition and incentives which promote expected behavior. Furthermore, the process is not a new approach to school climate change it is a research-based approach to changing undesirable behaviors. The students and See PANTHERS Page A11A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A11 for managing uncomplicated diabetes amount to more than $4,000 per year; and out-of-pocket costs can approach $40,000 per year for a patient with a heart attack requiring hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that owing in part to such high out-of-pocket costs, in 2011 about a third of U. S. families were either struggling to pay medical bills or defaulting on their premiums. These facts were shared in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial this past fall. According to a recent editorial in Modern Healthcare, Some major health insurers, including Aetna, WellPoint and Humana, have reduced patient cost-sharing for preventive drugs out of a growing realization that by doing so they increase patient compliance with drug therapies, improve outcomes and cut the total cost of care, according to another recent editorial in Modern Healthcare. Preventive services are not subject to high deductibles or co-insurance under the Affordable Care Act which is another way of encouraging prevention and thus improving health and lowering expense. There are some other good economic strategies to help with self funding the deductible. Having a Health Savings Account (HSA) allows a person to put away money which is not taxed and roll it over year after year if not used. With time, prudence and some good luck of not needing the deductible early on, one can accumulate enough to cover the deductible and actually be ahead of the game, since the premiums for high deductible insurance are less than those for low deductible. Education is necessary for all concerned as these concepts are not easily accepted in our current culture of wanting everything now without long-term selfsacrifice. The idea of having a personalized insurance plan using an HSA, and a high deductible planalong with good prevention should decrease the need for healthcare in the long term. This goal is good for individuals, their families, and our nation, as we can decrease our spending on healthcare leaving more resources for other worthwhile endeavors. Life has changed as we live in a globallycompetitive world. Our healthcare costs cannot continue to rise unabated as these costs cut into our economic strength as a nation. We all will need to sacrifice and become more efficient as we take better care of ourselves physically and financially. Why not make it a New Years resolution? Dr. Allen Weiss is CEO & President of the NCH Healthcare System. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Geriatrics, and was in private practice in Naples, Florida from 1977 2000. Dr. Weiss is active in a variety of professional organizations and boards, and has been published in numerous medical journals, including the American Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. HEALTHContinued from Page A4 most public dissent of the war to date, a war still largely unopposed by the majority. To speak out in opposition to the war, he acknowledged, was personally necessitated, asserting, because my conscience leaves me no other choice. With such a call to conscience, a time comes when silence is betrayal. And in the present day, argued King, that time has come for us in relation to Vietnam. In the speech King calls the United States the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today and questions why money is being spent to wage war on foreign lands against foreign people while the war on poverty at home was being neglected, financially and otherwise. The major media of the time denounced the speech and King lost a great deal of support among his colleagues and the American people for it. We owe it to ourselves and our children and grandchildren, as well as our communities and nation to learn and teach about and take up Kings efforts focused not only on ending racism but all three of the evils against which he untiringly stood. Only then will we find ourselves closer to achieving Kings dream of the Beloved Community. A small but important step toward this goal is to volunteer, as my family and I do, with a charitable and progressive cause on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a national day of service. Brian J. Trautman writes for PeaceVoice, is a military veteran, an instructor of peace studies at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA, and a peace activist. On Twitter @TrautBri. KINGContinued from Page A4 finest.) She was determined to get me playing again, and I let her talk me into it, knowing full well I could never play that Martin like it deserved to be played. I plucked around with it for awhile but didnt resume taking any lessons. A group that liked to gospel jam once a month at church did their best to encourage me to join them. I kept on refusing at the risk of embarrassing myself again. After we settled into Green Valley, Ariz., I took lessons from a community college instructor who wanted to arrange a group of old pickers in a beginning class. That young guitar teacher did more for me than all the others had. At our last session of the old fart class he asked us to play anything we wanted to just show we had learned at least a few measures from a song. I had been practicing some George Strait songs for a few years. When my turn came I sang one of them and accompanied myself by playing a few chords. The instructor went bonkers. Yes, Yes, Wow! I cant believe what Im hearing! I cant believe what Im hearing! Can you hear this, students? This is what its all about! The rest of the class applauded me also. I tried to explain I had probably been playing longer than most of them and that I should have reached that level by now anyhow. Before I left Arizona I used to drive to Tucson to take private lessons with Jeff. He made me believe in myself and used to tell me having a good voice is more important than being able to play the guitar well. I believed him and still went on having faith in myself and practicing. I also believed that the Lord wanted me to stay with my music. I have accompanied myself two or three times when singing a solo at a Sunday morning worship service. Yes, I flubbed a few chords now and then, but like the preacher and music director said, Most people arent going to know that you did. I still think that fine Martin Judy purchased for me more than 10 years ago deserves to be played better than I am capable of. Yesterday, a man from the west coast of Florida came over to check it out to purchase it for his son, a recent graduate of UF, who plays very well. Chris wanted to reward his son for being a good kid. Now if we all could purchase a fine Martin guitar for our sons because they were good kids in todays world You ask, am I going to give the guitar up? No. If I cant sell it to Chris in order for me to purchase a cheaper one, Ill get the Martin tuned and continue to try and do her justice. God bless you. WILLISContinued from Page A4 Galatians 3 where the Apostle Paul says if you rely on how well you behave, how many dos and donts you follow, then you are under a curse. The key word, he said, is rely. Either you rely on your own performance or you rely on Christs. Truthfully, Id much rather rely on Christs because I cant even make it out the door in the morning without breaking at least seven of the Ten Commandments. Being a Christian isnt a self-improvement program. Its not about being a rule keeper, but about relying on Jesus who kept the rules for us. Thats good news, yall. Im constantly amazed that people actually resist it and Im talking about people who call themselves Christians. n On a piece of paper Ive written: Shadows scary; they make things look bigger than they are. But if theres a shadow, theres also a light. In the old Little Rascals movie shorts of the 1930s, theres one where Alfalfas aunt comes to baby sit on a dark and stormy night. Aunt Penelope writes murder mysteries, and when Alfalfa finds a page from her manuscript he thinks shes plotting to kill him, so he gathers his friends to protect him. Although its a comedy, its creepy. The lights go out and there are all these eerie, scary shadows cast by Aunt Penelope and knives and candelabras and theres a blood-curdling scream as the clock chimes. But when Alfalfas parents come home and the lights go on and the rest of the book is found, the danger disappears. Its the light and the truth that makes the difference. The prophet Isaiah said of the coming Messiah: The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned (Matthew 4:16). Where Jesus is, where his people are, theres light, and light brings illumination, warmth and release from fear. And you cant really ever appreciate light unless youve been in darkness. On another piece of paper: Grace you dont find it; grace finds you. Grace pursues those it loves... Grace forgives when we dont deserve it... Grace reconciles when it otherwise seems impossible... Grace is not reserved for good people, but it underscores how good God is... We say, What goes around comes around and You reap what you sow unless grace shows up. Grace is the exception to this principle. Hallelujah! Enough said. Philippians 4:8 says to think on lovely things. In the newspaper business we hear mostly unlovely things, and it can kill your soul. Its easy to think the worst about people, but thats unfair. We dont know another persons pain. We dont know the reasons they do what they do. I believe in giving mercy, because God has been merciful to me. Its my choice to think on lovely things. From an email from a friend: A couple of years ago a well-known Christian artist gave an evening concert at a church in Nashville. Although the concert was heavily promoted, only a handful of people showed up. The pastor was upset and told the singer he didnt understand why that had happened. The singer told him, Only the wounded come out at night. My friend wrote, Thats a revelation we are for the wounded. We, you and I, reach the wounded, the sinful and the people who dont fit. That is a wonderful gift to be able to do that. The others, as Jesus said, dont need a physician. They dont think theyre sick. I can only pray that one day God will use my words for the wounded. Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at nkennedy@ chronicleonline.com. GRACEContinued from Page A9 faculty are responding well to the program. The school utilizes tokens with the Panther logo. The value of the tokens varies, for example, the maroon tokens are worth 1 point and the black tokens are worth 5 points. Teachers are given 30 tokens each month to pass out to students who are demonstrating the desired behavior. Tokens are given out based on citizenship, scholarship, and professionalism. Teachers are given opportunities to receive tokens from the administration for their performance as well. Tokens can be redeemed for items at Dr. Walkers Enterprise. The merchandise that was purchased for the store was based on survey given to the students and faculty to determine things they would like to have as prizes Items such as, college gear, beats (headphones), iPad 2, Play Station, Tablets, sports balls, DVDs, books, word search puzzle books, bath and body products, Christmas gift baskets and Panther school gear (hats, sweat shirts, hoodies, T-shirts and watches) were some of the items they chose. In response to the program attendance, citizenship, academic performance and professionalism have been directly impacted. WGHS is on its way to an excellent school year. PANTHERSContinued from Page A10 Robert F. Munroe Day School honor roll Head Masters List Second Nine Weeks High School Morgan Bot, Jacob Branson, Jenna Branson, Anna Jones, Emma Jones, Grace Kelleher, Anna Meeks, Blake Norman, Karleebeth Perkins, Mary Pat Thomas, Middle School, Emily Anderson, Caroline Bishop, Jaiden Briggs, Benjamin Fletcher, Joshua Glynn, Pierson Lashley, Katareen Mohammed, Nasser Mohammed,Austin Peacock, Kyle Skipper, Fischer Stoll, Hannah Touchton Elementary School Lolley Bell, Brooks Bowden, Rebecca Branson, Joshua Briggs, Meagan Clark, Malek Halim, Addison Howell, Josie May, Lawre Bradley May, Annabella McDaniel, Rose McDaniel, Alaina Mohammed, Lawson Murray, Ellie Jane Riner, Brett Robbins, Tucker Rudd, Madison Rudd, Bo Suber, Honor Roll High School Miranda Adkins,Reilly Allman, Jamie Anderson, Ali See RFM/ Page A12 LEGAL NOTICE The SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, announces a workshop, and its regularly scheduled Board Meeting, to which all interested persons are invited. DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 TIME: WORKSHOP 4:30 P.M. REGULAR MEETING 6:00 P.M. PLACE: School Board Meeting Room Max D. Walker School Administration Building 35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Quincy, Florida PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP: To discuss financial issues/data update. PURPOSE OF THE REGULAR MEETING : To ratify payment of bills, consider personnel actions, consider bids and quotations, consider and/or act on proposal and/or adoption of Administrative Rules, and such other business as may be ready for consideration. A copy of this agenda may be obtained by writing to, or otherwise contacting: The School Board of Gadsden County, Florida, Attention: Mr. Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools, 35 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Quincy, Florida 32351. 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For additional information concerning the public meeting, please contact Phyllis R. Moore, SHIP Administrator, at (850) 875-8659. This public meeting is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Facilities Maintenance at (850) 875-8665 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an Interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. 000H4XF HAPPY NEW YEAR From Miltons Tax Service !!! OWNER: Charles R. McMillon Jr. (Cell) 850-980-2562 WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN! 829 Bethel Street Chattahoochee, FL 32324 850-663-8312 850-616-1117 Fax: 850-663-2724 For Havana Location, also contact 850-694-1390 205 2ND Street NW Havana, FL 32333 LOCATIONS FREE E-FILING! WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU WITH THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TAX PREPARATION FEES AROUND. 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Ayers, Bo Bailey, Juliana Barfield, Max Baroody, Sam Bass, Allison Bergman, Josh Darby, Myles Edwards, Hilary Erde, Joey Fallis, Olivia Fletcher, Kay Fletcher, Isaiah Glynn, Destin Harris, Ramsey Higdon, Walt Kelleher, Bradley Klees, Mallory Lashley, Jalyn Lewis, Madalyn Pappadakis, Gene Pfund, Nick Reynolds, Ginger Richards, Dakota Shiver, Cole Skipper, Elizabeth Strickland, Ethan Trammel, Jonathan Walkup, Hannah Wilde, Jacob Williams Middle School Miles Allman, Caleb Anderson, Hugo Baroody, Dashiell Bassett, Diana Benitez, Jasmine Blake, Steven Burdick, Allura Hamlin, Wil Hinson, Naomi Lamarche, Kobie Lawson, Gage Rudd, Slater Stephens, Logan Sunday, Claire Taylor Elementary School Elizabeth Anderson, Tayshaun Barber, Meredith Beach, Zoe Bergman, Emily Bishop, Jacob Burdick, John Hayden Campbell, Sydney Carroll, Warner Degraw, Stacy Dunkle, Layla Graves, Nadeen Halim, Carolina Harrell, Wade Hinson, Jaidyn Hulsey, MacKenzie Jackson, Madison Johnson, Kolton Lawson, Emory Layerd, David May, Anna Miller, Weezie Munroe, Waylon Rowan, McKenzie Shiver, Brooke Smith, Brayden Stalvey, Ella Suber, ,Jessie Sunday, Hugh Thomas, Caden Wheeler, Carly White RFMContinued from Page A11 Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 Janiya Betton, Celestine Brown-Washington, Toddriana Brown-Washington, Justin Butler, Brianna Carpenter, Deon Conyers, Cameron Dewiest, Jahmal Edwards, Adia Enzor, Tyler Farmer, Khamare Gaines, Kaleb Gatlin, Demarian Graddy, Jayden Holloman, Cynteria Jenkins, Alex Johnson, Celeste Johnson, Alexy Jones, Brianna Jones, Jaylen Kelly, Troniya Lanier, Tytearie Lanier, David Larkins, Ananda Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Jamaal Lockwood, Ashanti Mckinnon, Jeniah Mickens, Emely Moreno, Deambernique Nealy, Victoria Oneal, Amontre Pollock, Helen Prepelka, Stephen Prepelka, Jacobi Reed, Solon Riggins, William Shirley, Riley Shulla, Arlissia Simmons, Tunde Sparks, Darrell Steffen, Gabriel Stephens, Javerius Street, Mariah Vinson, Fletcher Wells, Markel Williams, Twinn Williams, Desmond Wood Tallavana Christian 2013-2014 2nd Quarter Honors High Honors 3.5-3.79 CliNeisha Allen, ShaNiqua Allen, Alexander Arellano, Lou Bartolome, Decarlise Chapman, Dorshrielle Dasher, Tyarrance Davis, ChaDesia Dickey, JaNautica Farmer, Bladimir Flores, DaVaughn Goods, TreVaughn Goods, Jeffrey Guerra, Alyson Hamilton, Shqwoia Harris, Kelvin Hartsfield, Alexa Hendrixson, Wendell Hodges, Shavarris Jackson, Zantarius Jakes, Justin Johnson, Stacy Johnson, Brandon Jones, Michael Jones, Isaac Livingston, Jade Livingston, Amari Lockwood, Kaylee Murphy, Stacie Murphy, Nysherica Oneal, Jessica Porter, Tierra Powell, Caleb Ray, Jabari Richardson, Leroy Robinson, Tyliyah Robinson, Adrianna Solis, Ade Sparks, Charity Sparks, Joshua Tidwell, Langley Tomberlin, Mason Townsend, Antonio Vazquez, Hannah Vinson, Logan Walker, Lanayah Washington, Daniela Wert-Perez, Destiny Woodard, Daviana Wooden Principal Scholars 3.8-4.0 Kae Celline Bartolome, Jarquavius Battles, Mikeya Brown, Simone Cummings, James Geathers, Alexa Guerra, Mathew Harley, Khadija Jackson, Taniyah Lockwood, Kkayla Montgomery, Erika Moreno, Rachael Prepelka, William Ross, Jacob Shirley, Jeremiah Starks, Tayler Stephens, Ezekiel Sutton, Logan Tomberlin, Roderick Watson, Jacob Williams, Jeremy Williams, Timeqwa Williams Tallavana Christian School honor roll EarthTalk Dear EarthTalk: Will I really be able to save money and energy in the long run by shelling out hundreds of dollars now for a so-called smart thermostat? Bill Cone, Aptos, CA Spending $200 or more to replace that older, still functioning thermostat with a new whiz-bang smart variety might seem like a waste of money, but it can be one of the best small investments a homeowner can make, given the potential for energy and cost savings down the line. The coolest of the bunch of new smart thermostats, the Nest, was created by former Apple employees who had been instrumental in designing the original iPod and iPhone years earlier. This simple looking round thermostat is reminiscent of old-school thermostats that one would manually adjust by turning the temperature dial. But the autoawake feature that turns on the bright blue digital display when someone walks nearby gives the Nest away as an ultra-modern piece of high tech gadgetry. The Nests software learns the habits in a given space by logging when inhabitants tend to be home and awake and noting when they tend to turn up or down the heatand then sets a heating/cooling schedule accordingly. Owners can also program the Nest, which connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, to heat up or cool down the house at a set schedule or go into away mode from any web browser or smart phone. While the Nest is likely the best known smart thermostat available especially since Google acquired the company behind it in early 2014 several other manufacturers (including Honeywell, ecobee, Hunter, Radio Thermostat, Trane and Lux) have Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostats available now as well. While only some of them have the autosensing and learning capabilities of the Nest, those without that feature also cost less. And merely programming in a weekly schedule to any smart thermostat will be the main source of cost and energy savings. People who were diligent about turning their old thermostats up and down throughout the day might not see any substantial savings with a smart thermostat, but most of us arent so diligent especially when it comes to turning the heat down at night when we are sleeping. Many smart thermostat owners report savings of between $10 and $30 per month on their heating/cooling bills and research has shown that such an upgrade can save upwards of 10 percent of the total energy consumed by a given household. Smart thermostats range in price from $50 to $250, so upgrading could pay for itself within a year or two at most, with longterm savings racking up month-by-month after that. Many utilities now offer free or discounted smart thermostats to customers. Getting in on such a program is a great way to reduce energy costs without the up-front expense of installing a smart thermostat independently. According to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), incentives to install smart thermostats are available through utilities in 45 states. New Yorks Con Edison, Californias PG&E and Texas CPS Energy are just a few of the larger utilities offering such incentives. Those that do upgrade certainly wont be alone. Navigant Research reports that the number of smart thermostats in operation around the world will jump from 1.4 million currently installed to some 32 million by 2020. These kinds of numbers will help utilities meet or exceed energy efficiency goals regardless of other upgrades on the power plant side of their businesses. Likewise, the efficiency boost also can play a key role in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and our emissions of greenhouse gases. CONTACTS: Nest, www.nest.com; DSIRE, www.dsireusa.org; Navigant, www.navigantresearch.com. 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 Robert F Munroe class of 1989 celebrated their 25th high school reunion Jan. 17 to 19. The weekend festivities began Friday night during the RFM basketball games vs Aucilla. The alumni enjoyed cheering on the Bobcats during three exciting games. Following the basketball games, the classmates and their spouses enjoyed a delicious chili dinner and social at the home of alumni Angel Whiddon Johnson in Gretna. On Saturday the group gathered in Tallahassee to meet at the home of alumni Gil Chason, where a special dinner was enjoyed by all Bo Chason's famous pileau! The classmates gathered again in Tallahassee one last time on Sunday for a lovely brunch at the home of alumni Karen Hayes Martinoff before visiting alumni headed back home to the Atlanta and Jacksonville areas. The class of enjoyed a weekend full of great food, fun and fellowship. E The Environmental Magazine Navigant Research reports that the number of smart thermostats in operation around the world will jump from 1.4 million currently installed to some 32 million by 2020. These kinds of numbers will help utilities meet or exceed energy efficiency goals regardless of other upgrades on their power plants. Photo by The Nest 25 years in the making The class of poses for a photo. Pictured here are: front row: Chris Smith, Rache'l Romeiko Layerd; second row, Jay Brooks, Jennifer Smith Brown, Amy Curry Daniels; third row: John Charles Harnett, Cammie Schroeder Temple, Karen Hayes Martinoff; last row: Trey Fletcher and Angel Whiddon Johnson. Photo submitted Can boys succeed with common core? By now, it has become apparent to academics, administrators, parents and teachers that, in general, boys are underperforming in school, says Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D, a veteran educator and international expert who offers enhanced teaching techniques for boys. And it may get worse, he says. It will take some creativity to teach some elements of Common Core, the educational initiative set to be implemented throughout most of the United States, in a way thats conducive to how most boys best learn, Dixon says. Common Core has been criticized by educators and other experts as demanding standards that are static, arbitrary and generally antithetical to creativity and innovation. Yet initial results in Kentucky, the first state to use the program, have been positive. The states graduation rate increased 6 percent from 2010 to 2013, and the percentage of college-ready students increased 20 percent. Any parent or teacher who wants a boy to be successful with Common Core must understand two crucial ideas: motivated engagement and discretionary effort, says Dixon, who has more than three decades experience as a teacher, is a parent of boys, and is the author of Helping Boys Learn: Six Secrets for Your Sons Success in School, (HelpingBoysLearn.com), which features tailored editions for parents and teachers. Because the new curriculum is designed to improve critical thinking, which requires a deep understanding of the material, boys must be both motivated and deeply engaged to learn, he says. Thats what it will take for them to independently put in the necessary hard work involved in learning discretionary effort See CORE / Page A14A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentThe Panthers looked very different as they came onto their home court this past Friday night to take on the Bulldogs of Liberty County High School. West Gadsdens team began to warm up as several of their key players sat near their bench in street clothes for unspecified reasons. In spite of their missing pieces, the teams active players looked very confident before the start of the game. According to the Panthers head coach, Andrew Moten, the team had had its best practice of the season two days prior. West Gadsden jumped out to a 7-2 lead with 5:58 remaining in the opening quarter, but the Bulldogs began to hit the home team with a taste of their own medicine as they began to pass the ball against the Panthers zone defense, which led to many successful threepoint attempts. With 2:06 left in the first quarter, the Bulldogs hit their third threepointer of the game and took a 12-10 lead over the Panthers. The competitive first quarter ended as West Gadsdens point guard Archie Albritton drove to the basket and laid the ball in to tie the game up 12-12. Both teams had a difficult time making baskets in the opening minutes of the second quarter, but the ball began to go in for the Panthers during the second half of the period, and with 3:59 left in the half, they held a 23-14 advantage over the Bulldogs. The visiting team chose to live off shots from beyond the arch, but they were unsuccessful on most of their attempts. A lay-up by Mark Bradwell near the end of the quarter gave the Panthers a comfortable 25-14 lead heading into the game intermission. West Gadsdens Andrew Reddick began the scoring of the third quarter with a nice baseline floater with 7:14 left to play in the quarter, which extended the home team lead to 27-14. The Panthers began to play a 21-2 press defense in the third period; this defensive adjustment led to steals and turnovers the Panthers were able to turn into points. With 3:27 left in the quarter, West Gadsden had extended its lead by a score of 42-18. A Liberty player launched a desperate threepointer that bounced hard off the backboard as the final seconds ofWWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A13 000H6K0 000H6K0 000H6K0 Sports Panthers prevail over Liberty County West Gadsden and Liberty high school boys basketball teams competed this past Friday at West Gadsden High School in Greensboro. The Panthers cruised to victory, building on the 25-14 lead they had established at the end of the first half. Photos by Cheri Harris SO YOU KNOWThe boys basketball game between West Gadsden and Rickards High School scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, at James A. Shanks Middle School has been relocated to West Gadsdens gymnasium. The game times are 6:00pm (JV) and 7:30 pm (V). See GAME / Page A18
without nagging, he says. Only by doing this will they be able to meet the new learning requirements; we are already seeing the negative consequences of not doing this with boys, and I fear it will just get worse, says Dixon, adding that his approach inspires a boys motivated engagement. He offers two reallife examples that reveal volumes about how the male brain works: n Boys need a worthy challenge: Both NBA greats, who have long since been great friends, are eager to talk about their former rival. Both say that they simply would not have had the same legendary career without the rivalry; it made them better. When Johnson left the NBA, Bird said he just wasnt as interested in the game. The male brain responds to a challenge it deemsworthy. A student, who daydreams during algebra class and appears lazy, may also pour attention and effort into mastering a skateboarding trick. Constructing a challenge for the male student will do wonders to engage his learning. n Boys crave legitimacy. Think about all the colleges in the United States; now imagine trying to craft an NFL playoffstyle system that fairly selects the No.1 college football team. Does it seem impossible? Arent there too many teams? The NCAA has been trying to figure out a system for establishing a legitimate No. 1 team for decades, and its finally going to implement one next season. Whether or not itll work, the effort put into such an endeavor has been considerable. Why so much time and energy for a game? Because the male brain craves legitimacy; boys will only agree that something is meaningful or valuable if there is a valid process for establishing that value. In the classroom, helping boys understand why and how learning a concept, skill or calculation has value for them will go a long way toward motivating them to learn. A pioneer in the field of cognitivekinesthetics for learning, Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D., is a human development specialist with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, writer, researcher and parent of boys. He is the founder of the KEEN Differentiated Learning Group, an organization dedicated to helping struggling learners, and the creator of KEEN 5X, a series of strategies for classroom engagement and learning that were have been used with more than 50,000 students and teachers. His previous books, KEEN For Learning and Literacy Through Drama, have been used by educators to improve classroom learning. A dynamic and popular presenter, he has spoken throughout North America on education and human development topics. COREContinued from Page A12 President Carter to speak at BSC Feb. 18 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center. The Presidents visit is part of Bainbridge States inaugural Arts and Lecture Series, which is being presented this year by Allstate Construction. This event is free thanks to President Carter lecture sponsor, Campus Caf, along with partnering sponsors PDC Construction and Paula M. Adams, PT, DPT. While there is no charge to attend, tickets are required for admission. President Carter has been on the world stage for almost 40 years, and we are truly looking forward to his visit as part of Bainbridge States inaugural Arts and Lecture Series. This will give our students and the community an opportunity to hear his view of history he helped shaped and a perspective on todays events, said Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal. The presidents visit is also significant due in part to the relationship he held with the late Charles H. Kirbo, who played an instrumental role in getting Bainbridge State College to southwest Georgia and Bainbridge, and who donated most of the land on which the main campus sits. Kirbo was President Carters close confidant throughout the Presidents political career, including advising Carter to concentrate on the restoration of confidence in government rather than the issue-oriented campaign President Gerald R. Ford was running. Known in the early days of his successful 1976 presidential campaign as a peanut farmer from Plains, Ga., President Carter is now known throughout the world as a champion for human rights. The former president and governor of Georgia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2002 for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development. Carter served as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981 and accomplished significant foreign policy actions such as the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty between Egypt and Israel and the SALT II treaty with the former Soviet Union. His administrations domestic accomplishments included a comprehensive energy program conducted by a new Department of Energy; major educational programs under a new Department of Education; deregulation in energy, transportation, communications and finance, and major environmental protection legislation. The 39th president of the United States was educated in the public schools of Plains, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his bachelors from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. He served as a submariner, rising to the ranks of lieutenant, and he later studied reactor technology and nuclear physics at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Tickets for President Carter As with all the events in the Colleges Arts and Lecture Series, President Carters event is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required for admission. Tickets for the public are available beginning Monday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Kirbo Center on the Bainbridge State main campus. There is a two-ticket maximum per person. Auditorium tickets are limited. Limited overflow tickets for a live simulcast are available if auditorium tickets run out. Bainbridge State Colleges Early County Center will also host this event via live simulcast in the lobby. A limited number of tickets for this simulcast will be available for the public on Monday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. in Blakely. There is a two-ticket maximum per person for the BSC Early County Campus simulcast. For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 229-248-2596 or go the Colleges website at www.bainbridge.edu. Jimmy Carter Bee Bee, my handsome tuxedo cat, has a box fetish. He has never seen a box he doesnt love. He finds them extremely versatile. They can become his man cave, a playhouse, a launching pad for sneak attacks on peoples toes, or just a great place to take a nap. He has been like this since he was a tiny kitten. Ever since the new year rolled around, he has become even more obsessed. What is going on? I asked him the other day when I found him trying to wedge himself into a shoe box, which he has grown a little too plump to fit. Bee Bee did not answer. Of course, he cant talk. Nurse Judy, my irrepressible alter ego, often takes on the role as his mouthpiece. I think he is trying to celebrate Boxing Day, she says. When is Boxing Day? she asks. Well, traditionally it is the day after Christmas, when folks box up their decorations for another year, I reply. Thats it, she tells me accusingly. You still havent taken down our decorations, and you have confused poor Beebee. Ive had a bad knee, I whine. Youre always making excuses for yourself, she says, but there are never any excuses for Beebee and me. I dont think Beebee knows a thing about Boxing Day, I say defensively. Then why is he trying to carry that ornament into that box? she asks. Sure enough, he has dropped a tiny Santa into the box. He is just playing, I say. He doesnt know what hes doing. Hearing this, Beebee grabbed Santa back out of the box, made a circle and then, looking at me once again, took it back and dropped it in the box. As if to make sure he had made his point he stalked over and grabbed a ball from the tree and carried it to his box and dropped it in. He then sat down and looked at me. I get your message, I grumble. Even though my knee hurts, I will try to take down the remnants of Christmas. I get out all the boxes and Beebee goes crazy. He has never seen so many empty boxes at one time, and he jumps from one to another. If I try to put anything in a box, he immediately needs that box to jump in. The task becomes impossible. As I press on, Beebee becomes more and more excited. Soon he is covered with tinsel and garland and decorations are strewn across the floor. Boxes are upsidedown and sideways and Beebee is basking in cat heaven. He has never seen so many playthings. He runs, he jumps, he twirls and he rolls. The room looks like weve just put on a demolition derby. It takes me all day, but eventually I do get the ornaments put away, the room and the cat cleaned up and a semblance of order reigns again. I look around satisfied, but Beebee looks a little dejected. He misses his boxes, Nurse Judy says. I limp out to the shed exhausted and find an empty box. I carry it inside and Beebee immediately jumps into it and looks at me expectantly. Now he wants some ornaments to play with, Nurse Judy tells me. He will have to wait until next Christmas, I say firmly as I take my ibuprofen and strap on a knee brace. Living with these two exhausts me. More later, Judy www.nursejudy info.com CAT TALES Boxes bring end to holiday mayhem sort of Judy ConlinCAT TALES Bee Bee has never met a box he doesnt like. Photo by Judy Conlin The AL/FL Peanut Trade Show will be Thursday, Jan. 30, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located on Highway 231 South of Dothan, Ala. Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one-day event offers farmers the opportunity to view the products and services of more than 75 exhibitors. The show opens at 8:30 a.m. Central time followed by a catered lunch at noon. The afternoons events include a seed and production seminar as well as a legislative update. We invite and encourage all peanut farmers to attend this years Peanut Trade Show, said Ken Barton, executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association. Its a great opportunity for farmers to see the latest, most up-to-date advances in peanut production and harvesting equipment and visit with vendors that provide products and services to peanut farmers. The afternoon seminars will provide current information that will be helpful as you make plans for the 2014 production year. Thousands of dollars in door prizes will be offered. Cash prizes, gift cards, peanut seed, a shotgun and many more. As a grand door prize this year, KMC is offering the lucky winner $1,000 in cash. Additionally, the winner will receive a certificate good for $6,000 towards the purchase of a new 2014 KMC Six Row Peanut Combine, or lesser amounts towards the purchase of another new 2014 KMC complete implement. These discounts are non-transferrable. The winner must be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number and must be present to win. For information, call the Florida Peanut Producers Association office at 850526-2590. Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show set for Jan. 30 DBPR warns dont fall victim to unlicensed CPAs Tallahassee The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is warning Floridians of the danger of hiring unlicensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to assist you and your business financial needs. In Florida, CPAs are required to have a professional license. As tax season approaches many Florida families and business owners are facing the arduous task of preparing their financials and may need to hire a CPA, said Ken Lawson, Secretary of DBPR. There are many financial and tax professionals that can assist with various financial needs, but only CPAs are licensed by the state and can provide specific services. Licensed CPAs have successfully passed the Uniform CPA Examination, in addition to meeting the necessary education and experience requirements mandated by Florida law. CPAs are licensed to perform audits, reviews and compilations, as well as express opinions of finanSee DBPF / Page A15 Bee Bee turns putting Christmas ornaments away into a new celebration.A14THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A15 cial statements that provide a level of assurance regarding the reliability or fairness of the financial information at hand. Before any work necessitating a licensed CPA is performed, consumers should always verify the individuals State of Florida professional license, which can be verified online at www.myfloridalicense.c om or by calling 850-4871395. The Department of Business and Professional Regulations mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com/. DBPRContinued from Page A14 000H6C2 Gadsden County native Tradelya Lee has announced his candidacy for Gadsden County Commissioner District 2: Its gives me great pleasure to announce my candidacy for County Commissioner, District 2 in Gadsden County. My family and I are excited about the opportunity to potentially serve the citizens of Gadsden County and District 2. Tradelya, a native of Gadsden County, and a product of the Gadsden County school system understands the issues that the county has been faced with, and vows to make every effort to serve the citizens of District 2, ensure that our counties tax dollars are accounted for, and grow this economy into one that is economically sufficient to take care of its citizens. Lee believes that the county has to change its current direction in order to be able to sustain itself in the coming years. His beliefs are that a strong local economy is the foundation of strong communities that can grow and withstand any issues that are presented. Tradelya believes we have to be ready when the opportunities are present for businesses to locate to our county and will work to make every effort to ensure our county has the resources in place when those opportunities are presented. Lee believes that the citizens of our county should be entitled to fully functional medical facility and will work diligently to see that all the citizens health care needs are being meet. Tradelya believes that we should always look at more ways of funding for our countys law enforcement to ensure our citizens are provided with the best law enforcement possible. As County Commissioner, I will work hard to bring back the trust in our local government not just for the citizens of District 2, but to all the citizens who call Gadsden County home. Im asking the citizens of District 2, and Gadsden County to believe not just in my ability to bring about the change we need in our county, but believe in yours. I believe through my hard work and dedication we can become a county that is the blueprint for other counties to follow. Tradelya, is a graduate of Tallahassee Community College, with a degree in General Studies, and Criminal Justice, and has earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology from Barry University, and currently four classes away from receiving his Master Degree in Business Administration. Lee is the grandson of the late Alfredia and Edgar Lee of Quincy and the late Earlis and Margaret Williams of Mt. Pleasant Florida, where Grandmother Margaret currently lives. Hes the son of Marva Williams, and the late Larry Lee also of Quincy Florida. Tradelya is married to his beautiful wife the former Montezza Allen of Quincy, and they currently have four kids Zymori, T.J., Katessa, and Tilazjha. BAINBRIDGE, Ga. FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Seminole Feb. 1 for the first of four stops in the Southeastern Conference. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament. I was just fishing on Seminole last week, said Straight Talk pro Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., who finished third when the Rayovac FLW Series visited Lake Seminole in 2013. The college anglers are definitely going to be fishing shallow. Its all prespawn patterns right now. The key to this tournament will be finding the submerged vegetation and fishing around the grass, Canterbury continued. Look for the spawning areas. The fish will be staged up on the big flats. If you can find the right grass, hydrilla and coon tails you will have a good shot at winning. Canterbury said that he expects the most popular baits in this event to be Rat-LTraps, jerkbaits and umbrella rigs. For those that throw a Rat-L-Trap, theyll be targeting 4 to 8 feet of water, Canterbury continued. The umbrella rig guys will be fishing a little deeper, from 6 to 12 feet. Youre fishing for eight to 10 bites all day long. Youre not catching 20 fish a day, but the ones that you do catch are going to average 4 or 5 pounds. I think the winning team will bring 24 to 26 pounds to the scales. Canterbury said that fish will be caught everywhere, but did give the college teams a little advice on where to start. The whole lake is good, Canterbury went on to say. But, I like to fish the main lake area within five miles of where the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers meet. I feel like that is the most fertile area of the lake. That being said, you can catch them anywhere on the lake. Anglers will take off from Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin located at 100 Boat Basin Circle in Bainbridge, Ga., at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Weighin will be held at the park beginning at 3 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public. Schools competing in the Lake Seminole tournament, which is hosted by the Bainbridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, include: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Hunter Coppolino, Fayetteville, Ga., and Taylor Thompson, Kennesaw, Ga. Auburn University William Bates, Suwanee, Ga., and Candler McCollum, Little Rock, Ark. Auburn University Garrett Roberts, Cullman, Ala., and Timmy Ward, Childersburg, Ala. Auburn UniversityMontgomery Tyler Strock, Slapout, Ala., and Dalton Darnell, Millbrook, Ala. Bethel University Matthew Roberts, Pulaski, Iowa, and Zach Parker, Jackson, Tenn. BirminghamSouthern College Matthew Oliver, Gardendale, Ala., and Garrett Whitworth, Huntsville, Ala. Clemson University Ross Burns, Columbia, S.C., and Isaac Nesbitt, Aiken, S.C. Coastal Carolina University Kristin Forquer, Hedgesville, W. Va., and John Duarte, Middle River, Md. Columbus State University Brad Davis, Winder, Ga., and Nathan Griffin, Midland, Ga. Darton State College Wesley Griner and Will Myrick, both of Leesburg, Ga. Daytona State College Thomas Oltorik, Deland, Fla., and Zach Ford, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. East Carolina University Michael Corbishley, Raleigh, N.C., and Luis Navarro, Del Rio, Texas Elon University William Gilbert, Manchester, Vt., and Nathan James, Greensboro, N.C. Faulkner University Landon Olson, Blairsville, Ga., and Corey Legere, Montgomery, Ala. Florida Gulf Coast University Christian Smith, Coral Springs, Fla., and Hunter Bozeman, Ocala, Fla. Florida State University Cody Spears, Tallahassee, Fla., and Nicholas Harris, Marianna, Fla. Georgia College Clayton Faircloth, Swainsboro, Ga., and Ramsey Wynne, Gray, Ga. Georgia Regents University Wesley Steinmeyer Jr., Appling, Ga., and Justin Gill, Evans, Ga. Georgia Southern University Cody Shepherd and Luke Greenwell, both of Statesboro, Ga. Georgia State University Adam Acker, Douglasville, Ga., and Austin King, McDonough, Ga. Lander University Matthew Smith and James Hunter Smith, both of Honea Path, S.C. Middle Georgia State College Ethan Wallace and Taylor Kirby, Macon, Ga. Mississippi College Quentin Bremenkamp, Gulfport, Miss., and Will Hedgepeth, Clinton, Miss. Mississippi State Taylor Odom, Meridian, Miss., and Josh Cameron, New Orleans, La. Newberry College Michael Sexton, Summerville, S.C., and Joe Tompkins, Charleston, S.C. North Carolina State University Chris Fesmire, Raleigh, N.C., and Kyle Richardt, Lynn, Mass. Polk State College Austin Bell and Forrest Greenfield, both of Winter Haven, Fla. Samford University Andrew Brown and Will Worthington, both of Cullman, Ala. Seminole State College Michael Skat, Sanford, Fla., and Phillip Heyde, South Bend, Ind. South Alabama Ethan Wages and Logan Marston, both of Mobile, Ala. Southern Polytechnic State University Grant Kelly, McDonough, Ga., and David Sherry, Marietta, Ga. Tennessee Tech University Matt Allen, Cookeville, Tenn., and Zach Youngblood, Silver Point, Tenn. University of Alabama Keith Kirkley, Northport, Ala., and Frankie Appaluccio, Tuscaloosa, Ala. University of Alabama-Birmingham Matt Lipscomb, Springville, Ala., and Gregory Cain, Locust TALLAHASSEE To recognize the success of its Spay/Neuter programs, an anonymous foundation has awarded Local nonprofit organization Be The Solution Inc. (BTS) another $15,000 grant. This is the third year this foundation has awarded BTS this grant which will fix an estimated 150 animals. This means 350 total surgeries have been funded by this anonymous foundation. These spay and neuter surgeries will be completed by four local veterinary offices by the end of 2014. Residents may call 850-894-1000 to get approved over the phone. Instructions will be provided for scheduling appointments at one of four area vets for the surgery to be performed. The charity has a store at the Tallahassee Mall located across from Payless Shoes and is open for the public to receive low cost spay and neuter vouchers every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11am to 1pm and Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. Tradelya Lee to run for BoCC Tradelya Lee WGHS grad invited to 20th anniversary USA Football Bowl Anthony D. Hubert, who earned a bachelors degree in business, has been selected as a USA College Football NaIA All-American from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill. The senior running back has agreed to participate in the 20th anniversary of the USA Football Bowl Festival event set for January 17 to 21 in Hoover, Ala. It is the third longest all-star football game behind the East-West Shrine Game and SeniorBowl. The event is recognized by professional football leagues as well as the national broadcast and print media and has evolved from a combination of the D-III Aztec Bowl and D-II Cactus Bowl in 2010. Anthony is a former 2008-2009 senior football player and graduated of West Gadsden High School, Quincy. He is the proud son of Ms. Leola HubertRandolph and brothers of Albert J. Hubert and Darrell D. Humphrey of Quincy. Anthony Hubert Be the Solution gets grant to spay/neuter more dogs FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opens Feb. 1 on Lake Seminole See FISH/ Page A16
A16 THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000H6JV Fork, Ala. University of Central Florida Patrick Teaf, Tallahassee, Fla., and Chad Bass, Orlando, Fla. University of Florida Shelby Concon, Fruitland Park, Fla., and Kyle Smith, Macclenny, Fla. University of Georgia Byron Kenney, Griffin, Ga., and Brian Rosso, Watkinsville, Ga. University of Mississippi Christian Braswell, Gulfport, Miss., and Costa Kell, Dallas, Texas University of Montevallo Tanner Ellis and Austin Herring, both of Alabaster, Ala. University of North Alabama Dawson Lenz, Peachtree City, Ga., and Evan Horne, Florence, Ala. University of North Carolina-Charlotte Jacob Whitaker, Fairview, N.C., and Brandon Kersnowski, Waxhaw, N.C. University of North Florida Brock Lee, Jacksonville, Fla., and Rich Rittichai, Orlando, Fla. University of Southern Florida Nick Ahearn, Sebring, Fla., and Matthew Reeves, Hilliard, Fla. University of Southern Mississippi Jeremy McGee, Wiggins, Miss., and Kevin Wabel, Perkinston, Miss. University of Tennessee Jackson Minnich and Parker Hurst, both of Knoxville, Tenn. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Lance Geren, Cleveland, Tenn., and Parker Bacon, Nashville, Tenn. University of West Georgia Kenny Johnson, Newnan, Ga., and Bradley Rilling, Fayetteville, Ga. Valdosta State University Michael Harback and Taylor Minick, both of Valdosta, Ga. Wake Forest University John Reel, Spartanburg, S.C., and Thomas Gravitt, King, N.C. Western Carolina University Austin Neary, Cullowhee, N.C., and Zack Hicks, Cherokee, N.C. FLW College Fishing teams compete in three qualifying events in one of five conferences Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top 15 teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of five conference invitational tournaments. The top 10 teams from each conference invitational tournament will advance to the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship. College Fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university. FISHContinued from Page A15 Ignite the Light tribute concert brought a number of talented performers together this past Saturday to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The program included singing, dancing and inspirational messages from a number of community members. Rasheen Jamison-Richardson of Legacy School of Performing Arts organized the program coordinated as one of the three events sponsored by the Gadsden Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc. Lighting up the stage TOP LEFT: LaMorris McSwain performs. CENTER: Jade Livingston sings. RIGHT: Kimberly NeSmith sings. BOTTOM LEF: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Truths gospel choir performs. Photos by Cheri Harris LEFT: A Legacy School of Performing Arts student dances. ABOVE: Rasheen Jamison-Richardson sings.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A17 TALLAHASSEE The Florida A&M University (FAMU) community along with state, county and city officials honored the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at FAMUs annual convocation, which was held Jan. 15 in celebration of the civil rights icons life and work. Former U.S. Congressman and FAMU alumnus Kendrick B. Meek delivered the keynote address. With conviction and passion Meek encouraged Rattlers, of young and old, to be the reality of Kings dream. He challenged each attendee to lead in their respective capacities and communities by continuing to fight for justice and stand up on behalf of what is right. You dont have to be elected (as an official) to lead, Meek said. You know what you must do and what you have to do. He continued, Its about service, its about commitment. It is about not wasting your time here (on earth). He reminded the audience that Kings work was about putting aside positions and titles and putting in the work needed to create opportunities and give a voice to the voiceless. Dr. King stood for the garbage men, for those who cleaned toilets and for those who served food, he said. During his speech, Meek highlighted FAMUs deep roots in the civil rights movement, pointing to late civil rights activist and alumna Patricia Stephens Due. He also thanked the Dream Defenders, a social change organization comprised of college students and young alumni from around the state, for its tireless efforts to bring the Trayvon Martin tragedy to the public eye. During the convocation, Interim President Dr. Larry Robinson honored the Dream Defenders, led by FAMU grad Phillip B. Agnew, with the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organization Leadership Award. Other honorees included, FAMU Student Senate President Tonette Graham and Riley House Museum founder Althemese Barnes, who received leadership awards for their work in continuing Kings legacy. Meek, who received the 2014 Presidents Award during the convocation, also took a moment to credit his mother with instilling in him the desire to respect and speak up for people from all circumstances and walks of life. He explained how his mother taught him, when first arriving at FAMU as a student, to remember to not only greet the president, but also greet the person caring for the campus lawn. He said that FAMU expanded upon the wisdom passed down by his mother by the way the university embraced him despite of his disability. This institution wrapped its arms around me ... as it has wrapped its arms around so many of us, said Meek, who despite entering FAMU as a student coping with dyslexia and a sixth-grade reading level, left the institution with an education that led him to a successful career of service. At the conclusion of Meeks heart-felt speech, the tone of the room was reminiscent of the days of the civil rights movement. FAMUans and community members of all races and ages stood united as they listened to Dr. James Moran, of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, reenact Kings famed I Have a Dream speech, accompanied by the FAMU Department of Music. We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation, Moran recited. After Morans moving performance, attendees joined hands and sung We Shall Overcome, accompanied by FAMUs Gospel Choir and music department. Robinson concluded the event with a profound call to remembrance and action. Let us never forget the real struggle it took to arrive to this day, said Robinson, a former NAACP branch president. FAMU will be the last university standing when it comes to being keepers of the dream of Dr. King. In January, the job search websites go crazy as people start the New Year resolved to find work thats more satisfying. While thousands of people are dealing with the tragedy of unemployment, many others are looking for jobs that are more fulfilling than the ones they have, says attorney and author Pamela Samuels Young, www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com, whose newest novel, Anybodys Daughter, is one of five nominees for NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction. In January 2013, job search website Indeed.com had a record 17.3 million unique visitors a 24 percent jump, and January 2014 will likely see a similar increase. Many of those job seekers wont be looking for just a job, but one theyre passionate about. Its great if your day job is your passion, Young says. But if its not, you dont have to give up a position that pays the bills in order to pursue your dream. You can do both. Since 2006, Young has pursued her passion writing legal thrillers as well as her day job as Managing Counsel for Labor and Employment Law for Toyota Motors Sales, U.S.A., Inc. She was described by one reviewer as John Grisham with a sisters twist. I enjoy practicing law and I didnt want to leave Toyota, nor could I afford to. But I also had a burning desire to write mystery novels, says Young. Anybodys Daughter, her sixth novel, is described by Kirkus Reviews as a fast-paced, well-written thriller thats grounded in social issues. The book takes readers inside the world of child sex trafficking in the United States. Ive always believed that if you have a dream, you should formulate a plan and make it happen. So thats what I did. Youngs plan included rising at 4 a.m. to squeeze in some writing time before heading off to work, and turning weekends and vacation time into creation time. Sometimes its hard to believe that Ive published six novels, while still practicing law, she says. The hard work and commitment have definitely paid off. Young offers these tips for busy professionMEGAN E. PHELPSMother Earth NewsConserving energy at home is a great idea for many reasons. It cuts down on energy costs, and because most of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels, using less is beneficial for the environment, too. In many ways, saving energy can be pretty simple. You can find dozens of different ways to conserve such as turning down your thermostat in the winter, putting a blanket on your water heater or switching to more efficient light bulbs. But most homes are so inefficient that even after youve done all the easy home improvements, there are still dozens of ways to save money and energy. How do you identify them all and then decide which to do first? Unfortunately, the improvements that save you the most energy over time tend to be expensive. Before you spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on home improvements, such as buying a new furnace, installing insulation or putting in new windows, its nice to know how much energy theyll actually save. Just as important, youll want to know how long these home energy upgrades will take to pay for themselves and start saving you money. These questions arent just for older homes new homes often have significant energy problems, says Ken Riead of Hathmore Technologies in Independence, Mo. Riead is a home energy rater (one type of certification for home energy auditors). He trains other energy raters and has been working in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy since the 1970s. New houses typically arent as solidly constructed as older houses, Riead says. New homes can leak more air, causing health and comfort problems, and the quality of the wood and other building components can be poor. Insulation is often very sloppily installed and, in many cases, missing entirely. A home energy audit can help, he explains. Most homeowners arent knowledgeable about how to look for these problems, nor how to properly correct them. Unless your home is an Energy Star home or has undergone energy testing, you will likely experience high energy bills and comfort problems, so it is well worth having an energy audit FAMU honors Kings legacy TOP LEFT: Former U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek receives the 2014 Presidents Award from Interim President Dr. Larry Robinson. BOTTOM LEFT: Riley House Museum founder Althemese Barnes receives the MLK Leadership Award from Interim President Dr. Larry Robinson. ABOVE: Former U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek delivers the MLK Convocation keynote address. Photos submitted Combining career, burning desire Get a home energy audit Installing a simple product called a pulley seal on these windows dramatically reduces air leakage. Photo by Megan E. Phelps See SEARCH/ Page A26 See HOME / Page A26
A18 THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM LATE HUNTSMost hunters hunt the first few days or weekends of the season and then bag their deer, simply give up, or run out of time. The places they hunted have been undisturbed for a while and the local deer know this. Look for areas that have received little disturbance since mid-season and secluded feeding areas. Areas that have had little to no hunting pressure are prime late season hunting hot spots. If you have set blinds, stands, or areas that you or others typically hunt in your area, get away from them! Deer pattern people as much or more than people pattern deer. Mature whitetail bucks know the weak spots in your normal game plan. They can walk across a property without being spotted, even if it means going across a wide open field where he knows you are not. Brenda Valentine is the First Lady of Hunting and a Member of the RedHead Pro Hunting Team For more tips, log onto basspro.com and click on News & Tips SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentGirls basketball for all FHSAA member schools enters the final week of competition this week, as they finalize their seasons and enter district tournament competition next week. In the final week to play district games to determine district tournament seeding, both East Gadsden and Munroe picked up key district wins. EAST GADSDEN The Jaguars blasted both of their opponents last week. First they defeated Taylor County for a district win using a 28-point second quarter to surge to a 66-22 behind Shanecia Betheas 23 points. Sharieka Gaymon and Deambrenique Davis each added 12 points. In a non-district contest, the Jaguars outscored Jefferson County in every quarter to win easily 60-19. They led 38-7 at the half and 10 players scored in the easy win. East Gadsden was led in scoring by Sharieka Gaymon with 16 points and Deambrenique Davis 11 points. The team moved to 13-5 on the season with the two wins. MUNROE The Munroe Lady Cats had little offense to offer Poplar Springs last Tuesday night, dropping the contest 48-18. On Thursday night they travelled to North Florida Christian and lost to the Lady Eagles. Kadejah Glynn scored 11 and Anna Jones pulled down 10 rebounds. Munroe was playing their first game without leading rebounder, Mary Pat Thomas, who will miss the rest of the season with an ankle sprain that occurred in the Poplar Springs game earlier in the week. Friday night before a homecoming crowd, the Lady Cats defeated district rival Aucilla Christian Academy 36-32. The game was tight for all four quarters, with Munroe taking a 2420 into the locker room at the half. Guards Jeri Sloan and Maddey Pappadakis combined for 23 points. Jones again led in rebounding with nine and Karleebeth Perkins and Sloan pulled down eight each. Sloan also had four steals. Munroe moved to 5-11 overall after a 1-2 week. the third quarter ran out. West Gadsden came into the final period of play with a 44-20 advantage. Liberty put themselves into the penalty early in the fourth quarter, which gave West Gadsden opportunities for easy points from the freethrow line; the Panthers were able to cash in on most of their free-throw attempts, and midway through the quarter they held a huge 49-24 lead. Liberty was unable to find any offensive rhythm in the second half and West Gadsden cruised to a 58-26 victory. After his teams victory Coach Moten gave his perspective on the remainder season: Our back end of the season is very tough. We have Rickards, Godby and Wakulla, who can beat anybody on any given night. I think our guys know now that we are going to have to match a teams intensity; if they get physical, weve got to get physical. GAMEContinued from Page A13 District tourneys ahead for girls basketball CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: (1) A West Gadsden player weaves his way toward the basket. (2) The Panther mascot poses for a photo. (3) A West Gadsden player makes a free throw. (4) West Gadsden and Liberty county players grapple for the ball. Photos by Cheri Harris
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) met with officials from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) in a continuing effort to seek all available technical assistance to help those claimants negatively affected by the rollout of Floridas new Reemployment Assistance computer system, CONNECT. DEO has advised USDOL on the status of the system since its launch and has asked USDOL to provide input based on its experience with similar rollouts in other states. USDOL today granted DEO the authority to move forward in temporarily issuing benefit payment to individuals whose continuing claims have been on hold for adjudication for more than seven days. Florida RA officials have a long history of working cooperatively USDOL officials, and we often exchange information, ideas, and technical advice, said DEO Executive Director Jesse Panuccio. Our meeting in Tallahassee on Friday was quite productive and USDOL today advised that Florida could immediately pay continuing claims held in adjudication for more than seven days. Accordingly, DEO has directed Deloitte to immediately program the system to pay all claimants in adjudication who have been waiting longer than one week. This step should serve as a great relief for claimants who have faced hardships due to technical problems with the system. Some claimants have suffered and DEO and USDOL are committed to helping them through all legal and available means. At issue are continued claims that are on hold because they have been flagged for adjudication. A continued claim is filed after an individual files his or her first, or initial, claim following separation from employment. After the initial claim is determined to be eligible for Reemployment Assistance, all further claims are considered continued claims. Continued claims are filed every two weeks, and are payable so long as the claimant remains eligible for benefits. To be eligible, continued claimants must certify that, among other requirements, they are still unemployed, they are able and available for work, and they are actively seeking work. A continued claim may be on hold, or in adjudication, for failure to satisfy one or more of these requirements. Adjudication functionality has been one of the main problems within the CONNECT system. In recent weeks and through DEOs leadership to increase staff, implement system workarounds, and deploy some recent technical fixes, DEOs adjudication productivity has nearly doubled, with staff now adjudicating more issues than are being added on a daily basis. Accordingly, the active caseload has been significantly reduced. Nonetheless, Deloittes failure to deliver full system functionality has caused unacceptable delays for some claimants. After meeting with USDOL, DEO is able to take another step in the effort to serve claimants as timely as possible by paying continued claims for those who have been waiting more than seven days. In addition to providing advice on the legality of paying continued claims prior to adjudication, USDOL is sending a technical team to advise on possible additional system fixes or workarounds. Welcoming this technical team is just one of many steps DEO has taken to alleviate the burdens on claimants that the launch of CONNECT has caused. DEO has also retained a second vendor to provide technical advice, greatly increased staff and required overtime, and fined Deloitte and directed the company to increase computer programming resources in Tallahassee. DEO remains steadfastly committed to serving every claimant in a timely manner and is dedicated to making sure that all individuals receive the benefits to which they are entitled. Florida employers pay for reemployment assistance through a tax managed by the Florida Department of Revenue. Employers who pay reemployment assistance tax will not be held responsible for overpayments to former employees if they have met their requirements to timely respond to notices of claims and requests for information. Should it later be determined that a claimant was not in fact eligible for benefits, the claimant will be responsible for reimbursing the state. The system continues to improve every day and most claimants can process claims without incident, said Executive Director Panuccio. But even one claimant experiencing a delay because of technical errors is unacceptable, and DEO will not take the pressure off Deloitte until all such issues are resolved. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the states economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www. floridajobs.org/. I discovered a little organization goes a long way. My mom used a Girl Scout calendar that she looked at every day and a watch that she looked at every hour and a clean 8x11 inch sheet of paper daily for her to do list. Everything ran smoothly and I remember her saying, If we get our chores done by 10:00 we can go play. And play we did. Mom made being organized look so easy; which it was because she never let anything pile up. She had a natural ethic that she didnt get to have fun until her work was done. She let the carrot of fun hang over her. For me as a wife and mother I got overwhelmed and buried as the responsibilities of motherhood and a bad marriage sapped my energy. My husband (we divorced when I got organized) and I fought every day over the mess. I felt like a loser, a failure and an embarrassment to my family until it struck me that feeling like a failure was not the truth about me, and that until I turned that thought around I was stuck. I knew better, but in the chaos I had just forgotten. That was my turning point. Dont allow anyone to cause you to doubt your ability to succeed. If youve made a decision to get organized keep it a secret so you dont get negative feedback you dont need. Get to know your inner child for she is that part of you that needs your love and attention. Shes the part of you that wants to play and if you can set a rule that you dont get to play until your work is done, you can get the cooperation of your inner child, and youll find that you will make progress at being organized. One of the beer commercials I just watched during the Super Bowl has a motto: Have fun, be responsible. Id like to change that (since I dont drink beer) to: Have fun being responsible. For more from Pam Young go to www.makeitfun anditwillgetdone. com. Youll find many musings, videos of Pam in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, videos on how to get organized, ways to lose weight and get your finances in order, all from a reformed SLOBs point of view. FUNContinued from Page A5WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A19 Salt Wood ashes* Mix salt and ashes with enough water to dissolve and pour over a large rock, stump or wood block. As the water evaporates, crystals form that attract mineral-hungry birds. (Be sure to keep the salt water away from areas that are planted with shrubs or near gardens salinating the soil can create problems for plant growth.) *These can be fireplace ashes as long as they do not contain residues from colored (especially red) or slick paper.Excerpted from MOTHER EARTH NEWS, the Original Guide to Living Wisely. To read more articles from MOTHER EARTH NEWS, please visit www.Mother EarthNews.com or call 800-234-3368 to subscribe. Copyright 2014 by Ogden Publications Inc. FOODContinued from Page A5 TALLAHASSEE In partnership with TLB Enterprises Group Holding, a delegation of Florida A&M University (FAMU) officials and researchers will participate in the World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi, the capital and second-largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The conference was planned for Jan. 20 to 22. The trip marks the official launch of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between FAMU and TLB, which will facilitate an ongoing relationship with UAE government officials and leaders in academia. This relationship will allow FAMU to offer training, expertise, research and development in an array of disciplines, including: environmental, natural and pharmaceutical sciences and engineering. FAMU delegates include: Rodner Wright, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs; Dr. Ken Redda, professor and interim vice president for research; Dr. Yaw Yeboah, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and Dr. Robert Taylor, dean and director of land grant programs at the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Terence Bolden, the president of TLB, a black-owned consulting company operating in the UAE, will host the delegation. The FAMU visit provides the opportunity for both the university and TLB Enterprises Group Holding to fulfill its partnership goal of adding substantive value to the United Arab Emirates as professional service providers, Bolden said. He continued, It is our vision to do this by combining the strengths of our organizations to address substantial human need issues like environmental agriculture, waste to energy, clean water and educational services. We are excited about this historic visit and look forward to the value and benefit it will produce for all parties involved. Redda echoed Boldens sentiments. This trip is important for FAMU, TLB and the host country (UAE) to lay out the groundwork for concrete engagement in promoting education, research and development, Redda said. Our expectations for this partnership are to also further explore the current and prospective needs and priorities of the UAE region, to share FAMUs expertise in these processes relevant to the UAE area and to interact with the main stakeholders in the UAE. According to Redda, the delegation hopes to utilize the trip to further its understanding and appreciation of the culture, language and best practices of the UAE environment. FAMU wants to pursue the possibilities of future funding for the proposed MOUdriven projects, Redda said. While in Abu Dhabi, the delegation will participate in business matchmaking and strategy sessions, meet with the UAE National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as well as visit local universities. FAMU forges research, development partnership Ken Redda Robert Taylor Rodner Wright Yaw Yeboah DEO to claimants hindered by Reemployment Assistance computer problems Florida employers pay for reemployment assistance through a tax managed by the Florida Department of Revenue. Employers who pay reemployment assistance tax will not be held responsible for overpayments to former employees if they have met their requirements to timely respond to notices of claims and requests 000H6L1 OPEN MON-FRI 9-8 SAT 9-5 FURNITURE ELECTRONICS APPLIANCES COMPUTERS AARONS.COM MEGA CLEARANCE SALE! Were slashing prices on a huge selection of previously lease merchandise. 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FAMILY FEATURES You have a compelling business model ... ambition ... entrepreneurial spirit. Add in a solid business plan and the necessary capital, and you may be well on your way toward launching a business. But before you take the leap into owning your own business, its worthwhile to consider adding in another important element the guidance of a mentor. According to a recent survey con ducted by The UPS Store, 88 percent of small business owners believe having a mentor has been invaluable. As evidence of the value this unique relationship brings, more than twothirds of business owners who had a mentor prior to starting the business are still in contact with their mentor. For many, starting a business can be overwhelming its not just about exploring a passion or following a dream, said W. Kenneth Yancy, chief execu tive officer of SCORE, a non profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground. A mentor can help navigate the complex challenges that often come with being a business owner, and the guid ance from someone who has been there themselves can be a real asset. Beyond the intangibles access to knowledge and the confidence that comes from having a respected colleague rooting for your success, for example a mentor relationship can have a very real impact on your bottom line. In fact, 70 percent of small business owners who receive mentoring survive for five years or more, double the rate of those who do not. Many small business owners feel like theyre all alone when it comes to facing challenges, said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store. Getting help from an expert, or advice from another business owner whos already experienced something similar, can be invaluable. A mentors contributions can take many different forms, so its important to find a partner whose expertise and approach to business is similar to yours. Through organizations such as SCORE, small business owners can at no cost pull from a pool of more than 11,000 certified experts from every industry to find a mentor that fits their personal work style and needs. Before choosing a mentor, consider the following questions to help you find Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesMarketing Your BusinessA smart business plan includes a market ing strategy to help guide the com muni cation and growth of your company. As you consider how youll approach marketing for your new business, youll need to con sider things like your marketing goals, your target market and what the com petitive landscape looks like. For help creating your marketing plan, visit the SCORE Marketing Assessment Tool at www.theupsstore.com/score. The free tool offers a survey to help small business owners plan and execute an effective marketing strategy. The Bottom LineSmall businesses that receive mentoring are 20 percent more likely to experience growth than those that dont.Small businesses that receive 3-plus hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased business growth.70 percent of small business owners that receive mentoring survive for five years or more. FamilyFirstJohn Davila, third generation architect and founder and CEO of LBCT Architectural Engineering and Design, learned everything he knows about architecture from his mentor. In 1919, Johns grandfather started an architecture business in Scotland. He mentored Johns father for many years, who eventually took over the business and finally, when the time came, his knowledge and expertise were shared with John. My father is my mentor, I took the knowledge from him to create my own business that incorporated some of his principles with my business goals, said Davila. Having a mentor helped prepare me for obstacles I faced as a small business owner. Just like his father, John has found great joy in mentoring. John is currently mentoring a past clients daughter who has interest in entering the architecture and design industry. John knows the importance of being educated in the field you are hoping to turn into a career and feels that a mentors experience is extremely helpful when making the transition of open ing a business. a match who can maximize your business potential:How strong a role would you like your mentor to have? Are you looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, or someone who will guide you?What timeframe does your schedule allow? Are you looking for a mentor to connect with weekly? Bi-weekly? As needed?Where are you most comfortable meet ing with your mentor? Is an electronic or phone-based relationship acceptable, or do you prefer chats over coffee?Are there specific skills you lack that a mentor could help develop?What credentials does your mentor need in order to provide you the greatest benefit? To access tools, templates and other resources to help you find a mentor, and to search for a mentor with expertise in your field, visit www.theupsstore.com/score. A20 THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A21 DontLetMoneyGoOuttheWindowWindows have a significant impact on your heating and cooling bills. So, its extremely important to make the most energy-efficient choice for your home. Replacing old windows with ENERGY STARqualified windows can lower household energy bills by 7 to 15 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lower energy consumption also reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and shrinks a houses carbon footprint. With thou sands of ENERGY STARqualified windows and doors, JELD-WEN can help improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home while also providing style and long-lasting durability. ENERGY STAR divides the U.S. into four climate zones, each with its own unique set of energy performance requirements. Energy efficiency for windows and doors is compared by using two important measurements: U-Factor: U-factor measures insulating value and indicates how much heat or cold transfers through the window or door. The lower the U-factor, the more energy efficient the product is.SHGC: Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) measures a windows ability to block the suns heat. The more solar heat it blocks, the lower the SHGC number. Where air conditioning is prevalent, ENERGY STAR requires a lower SHGC. Where heating is more prevalent, opt for a higher SHGC so the suns rays can stream in on cold winter days. In the northern zones, U-Factor and SHGC requirements focus on helping reduce the need for heating. In the southern zones, requirements generally aim to reduce the need for air conditioning. Special glass coatings help control how much of the suns heat enters and how much of the controlled air temperature inside escapes. To earn the ENERGY STARlabel, windows must meet rigorous energy per formance levels. Qualified products must also have third-party certification based on testing in recognized laboratories. TypeA pocket window is perfect in situations where the homes existing window frame and surrounding wall are in good condition, but the sash is in need of improve ment. Install ing a complete replacement window is a good choice for projects involving more substantial renovation.MaterialThe most common materials used for windows are vinyl, wood, clad-wood and aluminum. Your choice depends on what factors are most important to you.Vinyl A strong PVC material that is used for its durability, energy efficiency and ability to stand up to the elements. This material resists fading and wont flake, peel or rot.Wood Wood comes from trees with a range of characteristics, such as grain, color and sap content. Cladding is a strong layer of metal over the wood, providing extra protection and low maintenance benefits with no exterior painting required. Look for windows, like the JELD-WENW-2500 clad-wood windows, that com bine the beauty of real wood with high-tech energy efficiency. JELD-WENs wood windows, patio doors, exterior doors, door frames and trim boards made with solid pine AuraLast wood are protected from wood rot, termites and water saturation.Aluminum A lightweight and strong material that is a cost effective alternative to wood. This material is corrosion-resistant and performs well in most climates.StyleAwning, bay, bow, casement, double-hung, fixed, garden, single-hung, sliding and tilt and turn windows are available in many shapes, sizes and combination units.BudgetWhen it comes to budget, its important to factor in long term value beyond the initial purchase price. Energy effici ency and a longer warranty can all help save main tenance and replacement costs over time. Resale value is also a key consideration beautiful, more efficient windows are a big selling feature.Climate ConsiderationsWet, humid, hot, severe storms, salty air different climates have different window needs when it comes to material and glass choices. Talk to a reputable contractor or window dealer in your particular area to help select products that may work best for you. He or she may recommend hard ware for a coastal environment, rotresistant wood or another of the following materials or options: FAMILY FEATURES Windows can bring new life to existing homes by letting in fresh air, flooding rooms with natural light and opening up beautiful views. They also come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Important considerations for selecting the right window are type, material, style, climate and budget. Coastal climates, wet and damp and/or high humidity Specially treated wood windows or vinyl windows offer good moisture protection. Because these conditions can require more main tenance, includ ing regular repainting and touch-ups, windows that require less maintenance and wont need painting, such as vinyl, and clad-wood windows, are a good choice. Energy efficiency With more homeowners look ing for ways to save energy and money with build ing and remodeling projects, the demand for energy efficient windows grows. The W-2500 window from JELD-WEN, www.jeld-wen.com, can meet ENERGY STARcriteria in all four climate zones in the U.S. and comes with an industry-leading warranty against wood rot. There are several criteria that must be met for a product to receive the ENERGY STAR desig nation. It is given in North, North Central and South Central climate zones with the standard glass pack age of Low-E270 with argon, and in the Southern zone when grilles are used. Without grilles, Southern zone ENERGY STAR criteria are achieved with Low-E366 and argon.Exceptionally hot/harsh sun exposure Rather than window material type, glass and window location is key. The right glass can help protect against UV exposure and keep interior furnishings from fading. Choose insulated Low-E glass, which reduces the amount of heat entering the home and lowers cooling needs. It also blocks up to 85 per cent of harmful UV rays that cause interior fading. Look for the ENERGY STAR label suitable for your region. Pay attention to window labels including the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), which indicates the ability to block heat generated by sunlight. The greater the protection, the lower the SHGC. U-factor is also important, which is the amount of heat flow ing through a product. The lower the number, the more energy efficient it is. Proper overhangs and location of windows are also important. When building a home in a sunny region, place larger windows facing north.Severe, hurricane-force storms In hurricaneprone regions, look for windows designed to meet local building codes. These windows come with options that resist impacts from wind borne debris and keep windows intact during storms. Depending on location, new windows can save you money year after year. They can also increase your homes value. Most importantly, new windows enhance the entire look of your home and add to priceless curb appeal a must when it comes time to sell your home.
ANSWERS ANSWERS Explore the oceans and the life in them with the help of these Web sites. Research group. Ocean Alliance researches and educates people about whales and their environment. Take a trip aboard the RV Odyssey to see how ocean research is done or ride with them as they follow whales. Learn all about different species of whales. http://www.oceanalliance.org/index.html Secrets of the ocean. The PBS series takes you to the bottom of the ocean. Find out about everything from Brain Coral to the Horn Shark, which doesnt like light. Take the quiz or download a screensaver (with an adults permission). http://www.pbs.org/oceanrealm/index.html Ocean planet. Visit the Smithsonians Ocean Planet exhibit from your home by clicking on the section you want. Go on an undersea flyby (which can take a while to load) or find out about never-before-seen ocean animals. http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean-planet.html Take an ocean dive. Check out the Slide Show for up-close photos of underwater plants and animals. There are photos of shrimp, and you can learn about nudibranchs and see what they look like. http://www.cybereef.com/ Ocean animals. From animals with no backbone invertebratesto mammals, this site gives you information on creatures in the ocean. There is information about the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, which can crush crabs with its strong jaw, or the Eagle Ray, which can grow to 6 feet.http://www.mobot.org/MBGnet/salt/animals/index.htmMarine life. The Marine Life Learning Centers site has information on all kinds of sea life. Check out the Kids Corner in The Learning Center. It includes a rundown of what fish look likeyou may be surprised at how some of them look. Then find out what fish eat. http://fishid.com/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Learn about the NOAA and what it does. The Ocean Sciences section includes information on Tsunamis and the damage they do, or visit The National Marine Mammal Laboratory for photos and to learn more about the programs there. http://www.noaa.gov/ Sunken treasure. Read interesting tales of a ship that sank in 1909 with a lot of money on board. See views of the ship, including the first-class dining room for at least 200 people. Learn about past efforts to find the ship. http://www.rms-republic.com/index1.html Ocean experts. Check out the Food Web section to find out what eats what in the ocean. Or you can find out how big the largest shark was and other records. (Not all the links work all the time.) http://oceanlink.island.net/ British underwater life. See photos of undersea life from the waters around the United Kingdom. From the Spiny Starfish to the Conger Eel to the Cuckoo Wrasse, get an up-close look at these creatures. http://www.gla.ac.uk/~gbza62/contents.html Please note: This list only applies to the sites listed, not to any sites that may be linked. Web sites change constantly. At the time this article was written, these Web addresses worked. Some of the sites may call for software you do not have. You can still look at much of the information on the site, but you may need the software for movies. If you do need software, be sure to have your parent(s) read any software agreements before you download it. A22 THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
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(229) 248-1612 ONE LOT at Wakulla Gardens Unit 3, Block 19, Lot 22 $2,200. obo (706) 663-4054 4045-0123 GCT vs. Boydstun, Andrew 20-2010-CA-000680 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 20-2010-CA-000680 US BANK N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE LEADER MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, v. ANDREW BOYDSTUN; GINGER BOYDSTUN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDREW BOYDSTUN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GINGER BOYDSTUN F/K/A GINGER BAXLER; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 10, 2012, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on Jan. 6, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: A ONE-HALF ACRE LOT OR TRACT OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 132, PAGE 488, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND IRON PIPE (2 INCH DIAMETER) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 6 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND PROCEED THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 01 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER 348.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE (FOUND) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 132, PAGE 488, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS FOR SAID COUNTY, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE AFORESAID LANDS 120.86 FEET TO AN IRON BAR & CAP (RLS 3266) ON THE SOUTHEASTERN MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A 36 FOOT WIDE COUNTY GRADED ROADWAY KNOWN AS RUNKLE ROAD AND MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 00 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY 191.14 FEET, TOA NAIL & CAP (RLS 3266) SET 2 FEET HIGH ON THE SOUTHEAST FACE OF A 6 FOOT HIGH PINE AND MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 132, PAGE 488, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 01 SECOND EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE AFORESAID LANDS 105.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS 3266) THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST 180.12 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS3266), THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST 70.71 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS3266) ON SAID SOUTHEASTERN MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST ALONGSAID SOUTHEASTERN MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 105.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO ACCESS AND USE OF FIVE INCH WATER WELL BEING 46 FEET EAST OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS 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, at eleven oclock a.m., on February 6, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Quincy, Florida, this 8 day of January, 2014. 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 January 16 & 23, 2014. 665100808 4047-0130 GCT vs. Jackson, Jean 10000933CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000933CAA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEAN JACKSON A/K/A JEAN P. JACKSON, ET AL Defendants, NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JEAN JACKSON A/K/A JEAN P. JACKSON DECEASED (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 27, BLOCK A, HILLTOP SUBDIVISION PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1671 MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD, MIDWAY, FLORIDA 32343 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA 33334 on or before February 22, 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 demanded in the complaint. If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on this form, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the attached form and return it to: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator 301 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-577-4430 as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 13 day of January, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) BY /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk January 23 & 30, 2014. 3056.48 4048-0130 GCT vs. Conyers, Lucia 11-000731-CA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISIDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000731-CA OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. LUCIA M. CONYERS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 11-000731-CA in the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC was the Plaintiff and LUCIA M. CONYERS, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the South door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351 on the 18 day of February, 2014, the following property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL I: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO BEING A PART OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 376, PAGE 646 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND RE-BAR (5/8 INCH) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND RUN; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST (BEARING BASE) ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SECTION 19 A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROADWAY, KNOWN AS HOUGH FARM ROAD, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 440.94 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST 989.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 441.00 FEET TO A POINT ON SAID NORTHERN BOUNDARY; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 990.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 10.02 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LESS AND EXCEPT PARCEL II: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO BEING A PART OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 376, PAGE 646 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND RE-BAR (5/9 INCH) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND RUN; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST (BEARING BASE) ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SECTION 19 A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROADWAY, KNOWN AS HOUGH FARM ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 440.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 440.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST 988.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 441.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST 989.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 10.01 ACRES MORE OR LESS ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF 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. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk, Circuit Court (SEAL) /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk 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. January 23 & 30, 2014.. 11-04269 4051-0130 GCT vs. Littlejohn, Laura 20-2012-CA-000160 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. 20-2012-CA-000160 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LAURA LITTLEJOHN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURA LITTLEJOHN; 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) ; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; 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, 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 14, Block A, RUSTLING PINES Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 110 through 122, inclusive, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida. A/K/A 532 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 February 18, 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 8 day of November, 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. January 23 & 30, 2014. 107268/edc 4053-0130 GCT vs. Williams, Miriam A. 20-2010-CA-000685 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2010-CA-000685 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MIRIAM A. WILLIAMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 20-2010-CA-000685 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC (1), is the Plaintiff and MIRIAM A WILLIAMS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MIRIAM A. WILLIAMS N/K/A LARRY DONELL IVORY; DISCOVER BANK; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, USA, N.A.; LVNV FUNDING, LLC A/K/A LVNV FUNDING; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF THE GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL, at 11:00 AM, on the 18 day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: (1) Plaintiff name has changed pursuant to order previously entered. LOT 10, BLOCK A, QUAIL RISE, PHASE 1, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 1997 DESTINY MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: VIN# 0W54023A AND 0W54023B. A/K/A 329 QUAIL RIDGE ROAD, HAVANA, FL 32333 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 8, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018,Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact:Mr. Doug Smith,Office of Court Administration Leon County Courthouse,301 South Monroe Street,Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-577-4401, Fax:850-487-7947 January 23 & 30, 2014. F10029921 4054-0130 GCT vs. Robinson, Arlinthei Krystal 2009-CA-000701 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2009-CA-000701 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, -vs.Arlinthei Krystal Robinson a/k/a Arlinthei Davis and Lawrence Windell Robinson a/k/a Lawrence Robinson, Sr. and Linda B. Robinson a/k/a Linda Robinson, Husband and Wife Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 14, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000701 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, Plaintiff and Arlinthei Krystal Robinson a/k/a Arlinthei Davis and Lawrence Robinson, Sr. a/k/a Lawrence Windell Robinson and Linda B. Robinson a/k/a Linda Robinson, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Nicholas Thomas, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 13, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 6, BLOCK B, FOREST HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 215, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT AN IRON PIPE MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK B, FOREST HILLS, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 215, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUNS 41 DEGREES 25 25 WEST 102.02 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 07 22 WEST 487.55 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT -OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF FOREST CIRCLE; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID RIGHT-OFWAY A DISTANCE OF 182.92 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY AND RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 24 13 EAST 566.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 2006, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL535A90985BH21 AND VIN#: GAFL535B90985BH21, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Nicholas Thomas, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) /s/ Pam K. Carter, DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT January 23 & 30, 2014. 4055-0130 GCT vs. Rogers Jr., George D. 20-2013-CA-000661 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20-2013-CA-000661 Section: __________ CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. GEORGE D. ROGERS, JR., et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 14, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 20-2013-CA-000661 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 13 day of February, 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 28 OF FOXWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 207, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 1985 Salem Rd, Havana, FL 32333 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. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850-577-4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at QUINCY, Florida this 14 day of January, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Morris Hardwick Schneider, Attorney for Plaintiff, 5110 EISENHOWER BLVD, SUITE 302A, TAMPA, FL 33634 9409 PHILADELPHIA ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD 21237 January 23 & 30, 2014. FL-97003230-09 4056-0130 GCT vs. Austin, Matthew James 20-2013-CA-000438 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. 20-2013-CA-000438 Division: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW JAMES AUSTIN A/K/A MATTHEW AUSTIN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 13, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: PARCEL 1 COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 2937.54 FEET ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST 316.95 FEET ALONG THE NORTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A GRADED STREET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 21 MINUTES WEST 120.0 FEET ALONG THE NORTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID GRADED STREET; THENCE RUN NORTH 19 DEGREES 39 MINUTES WEST 125.5 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 70 DEGREES 17 MINUTES EAST 120.0 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 19 DEGREES 39 MINUTES EAST 125.4 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1/3 ACRES MORE OR LESS 4057-0130 GCT vs. Lamarche, Mary H. 20-2013-CA-000410 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. 20-2013-CA-000410 Division: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MARY H. LAMARCHE A/K/A MARY HOPE LAMARCHE, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 13, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE WEST SIDE OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS KEY STREET, IF EXTENDED, WOULD INTERSECT WITH THE SOUTH SIDE OF WASHINGTON STREET, THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF WASHINGTON STREET SEVENTY-FIVE (75) FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH AT RIGHT ANGLES WITH WASHINGTON STREET, ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) FEET, THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH WASHINGTON STREET SEVENTY-FIVE (75) FEET, THENCE NORTH ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) FEET TO WASHINGTON STREET, THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF WASHINGTON STREET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, IN THE TOWN OF QUINCY, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 25 OF UNRECORDED UNIT NO.2 OF LAKEVIEW SHORES ON LAKE TALQUIN. ALSO CONVEYING EQUAL TITLE ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE OWNERS OF UNIT NO.2 TO A BOAT RAMP LYING DUE NORTH OF LOT NO. 1 OF RECORDED UNIT NO. 1 OF LAKEVIEW SHORES ON LAKE TALQUIN. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1988 MADR MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) FDGA7305U AND FDGA7305X. and commonly known as: 84 THARPE CIR, 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 February 13, 2014 at 11 AM. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16 day of January, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Ashley L. Simon (813) 229-0900 x1346 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com January 23 & 30, 2014. 320400/1126931/abf 4043-0123 GCT vs. Cupp, Paul M. 20-2012-CA-000993 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20-2012-CA-000993 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. PAUL M. CUPP; KIM CUPP A/K/A KIMBERLY CUPP; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on December 12, 2013, in Civil Case No. 20-2012-CA-000993, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff, and, PAUL M. CUPP; KIM CUPP A/K/A KIMBERLY CUPP; GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, are Defendants. The clerk of the court, Nicholas Thomas will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE in the GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at 11:00 A.M. on the 6 day of February, 2014, the following real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT SIXTEEN, BLOCK A, OF SUNSET ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID LANDS BEING A PART OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST. Property Address: 776 South Madison St., Quincy, FL 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 the seal of the court on January 8, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Gadsden County, Florida, Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Aldridge/Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. January 16 & 23, 2014. 1113-746233 A 24 THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JANUARY23, 2014 A25 4030-0130 GCT vs. Church of God in Christ Number 2 13000987CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13000987CAA PRIME CREDIT CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST NUMBER 2 and CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Church of God in Christ Number 2 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acton seeking to quite title to real property the property described below: A parcel of land lying and being in the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 1 North, Range 2 West Gadsden County, Florida, being a portion of lands known as Tract 2 of an unrecorded subdivision, Parcel ID # 4-07-1N-2W-0000-00141-0700 of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a point 530.72 feet South and 254.06 feet West of the Northeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 1 North, Range 4 West, thence run South 00 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West 104.67 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run thence North 79 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds West 209.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, on the Easterly right of way of Shuler Road, a 60 feet maintained right of way; Thence run South 00 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds West 57.69 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, on the Northerly line of lands of Edison Shuler; Thence leaving said Easterly maintained right of way run South 87 degrees 11 minutes 14 seconds East 205.95 feet to a 5/8 inch iron bar and cap #6297, set, on the Northerly line of lands of Edison Shuler; Thence run North 00 degrees 41 minutes 00 seconds East 28.93 feet to said Point of Beginning. Area contains 0.205 acre, more or less and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on John A. Grant, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2121-C Killarney Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, on or before thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on December 16, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014. 4040-0123 GCT vs. Herndon, Edna K. heirs 13-000877-CAA-A Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-000877-CA-A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST EDNA K. HERNDON, DECEASED, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST EDNA K. HERNDON, DECEASED JULIA HERNDON 4516 ELTHAM PARK, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIA HERNDON 4516 ELTHAM PARK, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 17, BLOCK A OF TOBACCO ROAD, UNIT NO. 1, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1993 MERI DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME SERIAL NUMBER FLHMLCP2219973A AND FLHMLCP2219973B has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Monica D. Shepard, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 2 day of January, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk January 16 & 23, 2014. B&H# 335896 4041-0123 GCT vs. Hurchins, Travetria Antwan 11001047CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 11001047CAA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. TRAVETRIA ANTWAN HURCHINS, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 11001047CAA of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, TRAVETRIA ANTWAN HURCHINS, 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, on the 11 day of February, 2014, 11:00 a.m., the following described property: LOT 4 IN BLOCK H, OF RUSTLING PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 16 day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 **IMPORTANT** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 16 & 23, 2014. 20187.7671 4042-0123 GCT vs. Moore, H. Gerard 20-2012-CA-000090 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 20-2012-CA-000090 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-18, Plaintiff, vs. H. GERARD MOORE, MARSHA V. MOORE, JOHN DOE N/K/A ELTON MOORE, JANE DROPPED DOE, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed October 17, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 20-2012-CA-000090 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Quincy, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 18 day of February, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: THAT PART OF NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 6, T3N, R4W, LYING WEST OF SR 379-A AND SOUTH OF HENRY MOORE PROPERTY AND NORTH OF HERMAN B. MOORE PROPERTY. 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 28 day of October, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) BY: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301, (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page January 16 & 23, 2014. 1911576 4044-0123 GCT vs. Nicoleau, Yanick 2011-CA-001761 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-001761 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, v. YANICK NICOLEAU; 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; AND TENANT, N/K/A EMMANUEL NICOLEAU Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Plaintiffs Order on Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated December 31, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-001761 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 6 day of February, 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 1, BLOCK D OF ORIONS POINT, PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 145 THROUGH 148, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 4046-0123 GCT vs. Bradley, Marcus 13000405CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13000405CAA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARCUS BRADLEY, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Jan. 6, 2014, entered in Civil Case No.: 13000405CAA of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, Nicholas Thomas, the Clerk of the Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at South Door, 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FL 32351 32351at 11:00 A.M. EST on the 6 day of February, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN EAST 210 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 825 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 600 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 150 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 200 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 150 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 2006 DESTINY, DJ23-0, 48.3 X 27.0 MANUfACTURED HOME, VIN #DISH021746A A&B, HUD LABEL #GE01444836 & GE01444837 WIDCH, BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.261 FLA. STAT., SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. Property Address: 164 Wilson Road, Quincy, FL 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 8 day of January, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone (954) 765-2999 Facsimile (954) 761-8475 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 OR (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 DAY. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711 January 16 & 23, 2014. 11-009168 4050-0130 GCT vs. Gibon, Phyllis 20-2012-CA-000301 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. 20-2012-CA-000301 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., FORMERLY KNOWN AS NCMC NEWCO, INC., SUCCESSOR IN INTERST TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO, (SUBSEQUENTLY KNOWN AS NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, INC.), Plaintiff, vs. PHYLLIS GIBON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHYLLIS GIBSON; 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); 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 18, OF OLD FEDERAL RANCH, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 91 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 90 Eagle Dr, Quincy, FL 32351 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 February 18, 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 8 day of November, 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. January 23 & 30, 2014. 124652-T Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 4009-0123 GCT (Cert# 505 ) 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: 505 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 610 P 922; OR 11 P 442; DB 115 P 213 LOTS 15 & 16 BLK. E. CARVER HTS PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2353N2W03200000E0150 Name in which assessed: Betty Strong, Estate of Johnnie L Strong, Estate of John Lewis Strong, Estate of Alma V Strong Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4013-0123 GCT (Cert# 2403 ) 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: 2403 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 20 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0200 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4014-0123 GCT (Cert# 1932 ) 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: 1932 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 736 P 87; OR 733 P 881; OR 731 P 393-ORDER THE WEST OF LOTS 14 & 15, BLK. 3 SHADY NOOK SUBDIVISION.DB 88 P 468. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3122N4W1060000030140 Name in which assessed: Angelene March Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4015-0123 GCT (Cert# 2404 ) 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: 2404 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 21, BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0210 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4017-0123 GCT (Cert# 2408 ) 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: 2408 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 710 P 792 LOT 25 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGE 145-148 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0250 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4018-0123 GCT (Cert# 2409 ) 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: 2409 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 26 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0260 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4019-0123 GCT (Cert# 2410 ) 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: 2410 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 30 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815 OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0300 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4020-0123 GCT (Cert# 2411 ) 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: 2411 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 32 BLK K ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000K0320 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4049-0130 GCT vs. Cato, Quintealla 11001051CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11001051CAA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. QUINTEALLA CATO, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Oct. 17, 2013, and entered in 11001051CAA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, is the Plaintiff and QUINTEALLA CATO; GOLDEN GREEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A TERVOR HILTON are the Defendant(s). Nicholas Thomas as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St. the South Door, Quincy, FL 32351, at 11:00 AM on February 18, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK B, HILLTOP SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8 day of November, 2013. and commonly known as: 609 W WASHINGTON ST, 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 February 13, 2014 at 11 AM. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16 day of January, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Ashley L. Simon (813) 229-0900 x1346 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com January 23 & 30, 2014. 327498/1127801/abf AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850-577-4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at QUINCY, Florida this 3 day of January, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Morris Hardwick Schneider, Attorney for Plaintiff, 5110 EISENHOWER BLVD, SUITE 302A, TAMPA, FL 33634 9409 PHILADELPHIA ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD 21237 January 16 & 23, 2014. FL-97003591-11 Nicholas Thomas, As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Room 470, 201 S.E. Sixth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, 954-831-7721 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 January 23 & 30, 2014. 11-10829 4008-0123 GCT (Cert# 302 ) 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: 302 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 157 P 217 OR 364 P 794 LOT 20, 21, & THE W OF LOT 22 BLK. 1 HAMPTON HEIGHTS SUBDV. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2263N2W02100000I0200 Name in which assessed: Heirs of Ida Mae Lewis C/O Lucious Lewis Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014.
4010-0123 GCT (Cert# 2358 ) 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: 2358 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 731 P 1833; OR 731 P 1815; OR 716 P 1408; OR 651 P 31; OR 651 P 31 LOT 24 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0240 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4011-0123 GCT (Cert# 2356 ) 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: 2356 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 22 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0220 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4012-0123 GCT (Cert# 2355 ) 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: 2355 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 21 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0120 Name in which assessed: G&A Lloyd No 1,2,3,4,& 5 LLC Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4016-0123 GCT (Cert# 1986 ) 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: 1986 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 461 P 435 OR 460 P 1772 BEG. 1823.11 FT N & 1710.49 FT E OF S.W.C. OF NW RUN S. 86 DEG 5 MIN E. 284 FT., S. 11 DEG 51 MIN W. 100.26 FT., N. 86 DEG 5 MIN W. 282 FT. TO RD. N. 10 DEG 43 MIN E. 100 FT. TO P.O.B OR 243 P 719; OR 380 P 1418. LESS ANY PART SOLD TO DOT. IN SECTION 13-2N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3132N4W0000002130300 Name in which assessed: MAINOR A MOORE Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. 4021-0123 GCT (Cert# 2746 ) 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: 2746 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: OR 372 P 858 & 868 COMM AT SWC OF LOT 73 OF LRS. RUN N 22 DEG 25 MIN E 160.9 FT TO POB, RUN N 77 DEG 26 MIN E 1007.4 FT N 25 DEG 30 MIN E 43.3 FT., N 21 DEG 55 MIN E 700 FT TO S SIDE OF STATE RD #65-B, N 70 DEG 35 MIN W 811 FT, S 22 DEG 25 MIN W 1263.1 FT TO POB. LESS PART PER OR 159 P 559. LESS THE FOLLOWING THREE TRACTS: OR 541 P 229: BEGIN AT THE NWC OF AN 18.8 AC TRACT OF LAND DESCR IN OR 372 P 858, SAID POINT LYING ON THE S/LY RT/WY BNDRY OF CR-65-B, RUN S 71* 27 51 E 190.45 FT; S 06* 57 38 W 274.73 FT; N 63* 07 17 W 264.02 FT; N 22* 25 00 E 231.36 FT TO POB. LESS AND EXCEPT: OR 541 P 232; COMM AT THE NWC OF AN 18.8 AC TRACT OF LAND DESCR IN OR 372 P 858, SAID POINT LYING ON THE S/LY RT/WY OF CR-65B, RUN S 71* 27 51 E 190.45 FT TO BEGIN: S 71* 27 51 E 134.90 FT; S 11* 55 47 W 234.29 FT; S 89* 42 08 W 112.77 FT; N 06* 57 38 E 274.73 FT TO POB. OR 541 P 235: COMM AT THE NWC OF AN 18.8 AC TRACT OF LAND DESCR IN OR 372 P 858, SAID POINT LYING ON THE S/LY RT/WY OF CR-65B, RUN S 22 25 00 W 231.36 FT TO BEGIN; S 22* 25 00 W 263.64 FT; S 88* 31 06 E 346.72 FT; N 06* 57 38 E 227.44 FT; N 63* 07 17 W 264.02 FT TO POB LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING OR 669 P 1511 COMM AT THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 372 P 858 N 22* 25 00 EAST ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 327.46 FT ON THE N/LY R/W OF A FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION CO GAS LINE TO BEING: N 22* 25 00 EAST ALONG WESTERN BOUNDARY 340.66 FT MARKING THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 541 P 235; S 88* 29 34 EAST 347.99 FT MARKING THE SEC OF LANDS SAID PT LYING IN THE C/L OF A 50 FT ACCESS & UTILITY EASEMENT S 06* 57 38 WEST 292.14 FT ON N/LY R/W BOUNDARY; S 87* 57 25 WEST ALONG N/LY R/W A DISTANCE OF 442.65 FT TO THE POB. (CONTAIING 2.74 AC) THE NE/LY PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BEING SUBJCT TO A 50 FT ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT. LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: OR 691 P 1012 COMM AT THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 372 P 858-859; N 22* 25 00 E ALONG THE W/LY BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS A DIST. OF 668.12 FT TO THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 541 P 235; S 88* 29 34 EAST 347.99 FT MARKING THE SEC OF SAID LANDS, SAID PT LYING IN THE C/L OF A 50 FT ACCESS & UTILITY EASEMENT TO BEGIN: THENCE ALONG C/L N 06* 57 38 EAST 227.44 FT TO THE NEC OF SAID LANDS, SAID PT ALSO MARKING THE SWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 541 P 232; N 89* 40 45 EAST 113.34 FT MARKING THE SEC OF SAID LANDS; S 08* 02 23 EAST 139.52 FT; S 14* 25 33 WEST 186.55 FT MARKING THE NWC OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OR 587 P 874; S 13* 12 19 WEST ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF LANDS AND THE S/LY PROJECTION THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 199.12 FT ON THE N/LY R/W BOUNDARY OF A FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY GAS LINE EASEMENT; S 87* 57 25 WEST ALONG N/LY R/W A DISTANCE OF 103.92 FT; N 06* 57 38 EAST 292.14 FT TO THE POB. (CONTAINING 1.50 AC) A PORTION OF THE WESTERN BNDRY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BEING SUBJECT TO 50 FT ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN OR 691 P 1015 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 50L0R0S0000733000100 Name in which assessed: LARRY AND CAROLYN JOHNSON Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of April, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 4058-0123 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 07439 filed 01/03/2014 BASF Corporation, 1101 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL 32352 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 135,000 gallons per day from Quincy Creek for Industrial use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Gadsden County: T02N, R03W, Sec. 6C Application number I 07440 filed 01/08/2014 Beaver Lake, Inc., 133 Kneeology Way, Quincy, FL 32351 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 23,700 gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for Public Supply use by existing and proposed facilities.General withdrawal location(s) in Gadsden County: T02N, R05W, Sec. 12Application number I 07442 filed 01/13/2014 A Materials Group, Inc., Attn: Scott R. Cleveland, P.G., P.O. Box 1829, Lake City, FL 32056-1829 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 25,000 gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for Industrial use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Gadsden County: T01N, R02W, Sec. 16 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 February 6, 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. January 23, 2014. 4059-0213 GCT to Alejandro Ramos-Aquilar 14000030DRA Custody of Child PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14000030DRA Division: Maria De Jesus Vasquez-Castillegos Petitioner, and Alejandro Ramos-Aquilar Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FULL COSTODY OF CHILD TO: Alejandro Ramos Aquilar (Last Known Address): 1333 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Paternity has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Maria De Jesus Vasquez-Castillejos, whose address is 118 N. Virginia St., Quincy, FL,on or before January 22, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. 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On my calendar, youll find a few hours or full days blocked out as Writing Time every week, Young says. You have to schedule time for your passion. If you dont, the day-to-day demands of life will get in the way. Put passion time ahead of pleasure time. If youre working full-time and pursuing another job, you wont have a lot of free time. Youll have to cut back on watching television, socializing with friends and even family time, Young says. Explain your goals to friends and family. People who have your best interests at heart will support you. But do take an occasional break to relax. Otherwise, youll burn yourself out by working around the clock. Learn from others. Surround yourself with people who share your passion. performed, Riead says. Energy audit costs will vary depending on where you live, but Riead says that a professional energy audit, which includes on-site testing of your home, can cost $500 and up. If thats out of your price range, consider doing a free online energy survey or DIY audit. Most of these will ask you a series of questions about your house for example, the age of your furnace and water heater. One good option is the Home Energy Saver (http://hes.lbl.gov/consumer) offered by the Department of Energy. Online energy audits are where most people start, Riead says, but a home inspection from an energy auditor can tell you some things the online calculators cant. Theres really no substitute for someone visiting your home and verifying the condition of everything, he says. Say your furnace is old, but its still operating just fine. The online software wont know that. If you decide you would benefit from a home visit, what do you do next? First, seek out local and state programs that offer free or reducedcost audits. One good place to check is the website of your state energy office. Find a complete list of contact info for state energy offices from the website of the National Association of State Energy Officials (www.naseo.org). Also, check the website of your local utility, which may offer its own programs or direct you to other local programs. Next question: Are you thinking about taking out a loan to make these home energy improvements? If so, youll want to check out the options before scheduling an energy audit, because many loans will have specific requirements for an audit. Because energy audits are becoming more popular, youll find some auditors who are just getting started, while others have years of experience. To get the most for your money, do a little research before choosing one. Two organizations that certify home energy auditors are the Building Performance Institute (www.bpi.org) and the Residential Energy Services Network (www.resnet.us) Visit their websites to search for a local energy auditor.Excerpted from Mother Earth News, the Original Guide to Living Wisely. To read more articles from Mother Earth News, please visit www.MotherEarth News.com or call 800234-3368 to subscribe. Copyright 2011 by Ogden Publications Inc. JOBContinued from Page A17 HOMEContinued from Page A17