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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE8 50 20 PAGES, 1 SECTIONBobcats claim pair of wins/A9 000HB6U INDEX Comics . . .A16 Crossword . .A16 Opinion . . . .A4 Obituaries . . .A3 Classifieds . .A17 Church News . .A2 Food . . . . .A11 Sports . . . .A9 NEWS BRIEFS WGHS Panthers pawing through playoffsTuesday night in Greensboro, West Gadsden took on the Chiefs of Northview in the Regional Semifinals. The Panthers had to rebound from a tough first quarter in which they missed several free throws and baskets inside the paint. West Gadsden regained their composure in the second quarter and went on to defeat the Chiefs by a score of 61-54. As a result of their victory, West Gadsden has earned the right to travel to Chipley this Friday to take on Chipley High School for a chance to compete in the 1A State Championship game in Lakeland. Go Panthers! FDLE probes continue for Midway, sheriffs officeTwo Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigations in Gadsden County remain active. An FDLE spokesman confirmed Tuesday that an investigation into alleged misconduct by Gadsden County Sheriffs Office employees is ongoing. A Gadsden County Sheriffs Office spokesman confirmed that GCSO investigators Robbie Maxwell and Kevin Godwin remain on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The investigation that triggered an FBI and FDLE raid of Midway City Hall in mid-August also remains active. Former city employee arrested ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterCharles Jerome Hayes and Homer Renard Garner, two Gadsden County men, were arrested Feb. 6 on charges of dealing in stolen property. Hayes, 50, faces additional charges: obstructing the countys investigation and tampering with physical evidence. Since these arrests, the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office has recovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of additional equipment, including more than 20 mowers and a near-new diesel-fueled ATV, showing that the scope of the investigation goes beyond the alleged involvement of these two suspects. According to an arrest report filed by the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office, Garner, 49, claimed he only acted as a middleman. The GCSO report shows the investigation began after a confidential informant provided information about the sale of a stolen tractor, a nearly new New Holland model with a front scoop and attached backhoe. The buyer, a local man, reported purchasing the tractor in 2011 with a $3,000 check. The GCSO estimated the combined equipment is worth $15,000. The buyer indicated he could provide GCSO with a copy of the check, front and back. According to the same report, Garner said the tractor came from a propane company in Tallahassee. A Tallahassee propane company reported a matching tractor was stolen from their property two years ago when thieves cut the companys fence and passed the tractor through the opening. The report also states Garner disclosed additional details about the sale of two zero-turn John Deere mowers, one Charles Hayes Homer Garner Charges are part of larger stolen property investigation ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterQuincy City Commissioners discussed a variety of issues at the Feb. 11 regular meeting. The evening was marked by conflicting perspectives. Jeff Williams, interim financial director, discussed creating an audit committee for the purpose of auditing the city governments financial records. He indicated that individuals with some experience or expertise in government accounting should staff the committee. Commissioner Derrick Elias questioned this suggested provision, asking Williams to explain why the audit committee should have knowledge of government accounting. Williams said some aspects of government accounting are unique to the field, making experienced candidates desirable. Commissioner Derrick Elias asked Williams whether a city audit is a suggestion or a mandate, according to the law. Williams told him it is a mandate. Elias asked Williams if he could name a specific municipality that had ignored this law and faced any consequences. Williams could not name one. After other considerations, including the method and timetable for selecting committee members, the commission approved 4-1 the creation of an audit committee. Elias cast the dissenting vote. The commission also voted to raise water and sewage rates. After a study conducted by the Hatch Mott Macdonald consulting firm, the city discovered curSee GCSO/ Page A14 Quincy commission approves audit committee See CITY/ Page A9 Riding in style, safety ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThe Gadsden County Sheriffs Office organized a Feb. 13 presentation about child seat and seatbelt safety. The event concluded with the issuing of at least one child seat to every family present. The office had more than 30 seats to offer. The room was filled, leaving standingroom only. Many parents brought their babies or toddlers with them. During a later conversation, Maj. Robert Barkley, administrator at the Gadsden County Jail, provided the story behind the event. He said he had noticed that Farm Share was giving away free child seats but without any instruction or explanation. Recognizing that a child seat offers limited protection when incorrectly used, Barkley thought it would be a good idea to pair the free seats with an educational program. The information provided maximizes the safety benefits of the child seats. This is what its all about it, said Sheriff Morris Young, underscoring his offices desire to actively help the community. We have a number of parents who are indigent and dont purchase car seats. Sgt. Calvin Carter, a traffic expert, was primarily responsible for the presentation. He spoke graphically about the results of crashing a car when not properly buckled. Theres no turn around, warned Carter. Theres no second chance. Theres no redo. Carter explained how internal organs are instantly reduced to jell when they smash against the rib gage of an ejected body. He explained how a neck breaks when the head collides with a rear passenger seat. He explained how bodies with blood dripping from their ears, eyes, and nose are sometimes discovered hundreds of feet from the wrecked car. And he explained how difficult it is to tell a mother that this may likely have been prevented if her child had simply buckled a seat belt. I know what Im saying is kind of gross, Carter said. I want you to have a visual of it when you get in the car. When youre in a rush you should think twice, concluded Carter. Youre saving a life. The seats were presented one at a time. Members of the sheriffs office were on hand to carry the seats for parents who had their hands full with a baby. Contact Robert Allen at rallen@gad cotimes.com or 850-627-7649. The Gadsden County Sheriffs Office hosted a child seat and seatbelt and safety seat program Feb. 13. Pictured, from left: Sheriff Morris Young, left, holds a baby while Maj. Robert Barkley demonstrates situating a child properly in a child safety seat with Sgt. Calvin Carter. Photo by Robert Allen Special program shares history, heritage ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThe Three Rivers Ministerial Association Inc. presented their seventh annual Black Enlightenment History at the Greater Friendship A.M.E. Church in Chattahoochee. The Feb. 16 program, part church service and part history lesson, included a list of speakers. Cornelius Davis, one the original Tuskegee Airmen, spoke about his life and experience. After living for years in Detroit, Davis, 93, currently resides in Blountstown. Ive been led and blessed by the good graces of the Lord, Davis said. I think about what would have happened to me if it hadnt been for him. Davis reminisced about the days preceding his entrance into the military. He remembered wanting to choose his role in the war rather than waiting to be drafted. With a smile, Davis recalled thinking that a tank was the place for him. He figured that way he Cornelius DavisTuskegee Airman. See CHURCH/ Page A14 From staff reports
A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Praise the Lord New Philadelphia Presbyterian Church is at 746 S. Adams St., Quincy. Photo by Robert Allen 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. The Rev. Sterling Barkley is the Pastor. The program will be at 3 p.m. on 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. Starlettes ready to shine Spiritual Starlettes Gospel Singers 32nd Anniversary will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Salem A.M.E. Church, 205 Kemp St., Greensboro. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy songs of praises as The Spiritual Starlettes celebrate their 32nd anniversary. Choirs, quartets, soloists, praise dancers from Florida, Georgia and Alabama will be in fellowship at this great event.Steward Temple honoring ushersSteward Temple AME Church, the Rev. Louisa L. Thomas, pastor, located at 85 Woodward Road, invites the public to the annual Usher Anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The guest speaker will be Elder Calvin Robinson, associate pastor of Blessed Hope MB Church. Installation service for Pastor Victor SweetThe officers and members of Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Gretna invite the public to the installation service for Pastor Victor Sweet at 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Bishop Titus B. Deas Jr. and the Deliverance Temple Ministry will render the service. Union Chapel prepares for special programUnion Chapel AME Church, 536 Union Chapel Road, Quincy, with the Rev. Kevin Robinson, Pastor, 850-442-4267, will present the annual Covenant Day Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The guest church is Greater Tanner Chapel AME Church in Quincy. The guest pastor is the Rev. Sterling Barkley and the guest choir is Greater Tanner Chapel AMEC Choir. The guest ushers are Greater Tanner Chapel Doorkeepers. The public is invited. The attire for this occasion is red and those attending are asked to wear that color. For information contact Sister Doris Smith-Pride at 6275851.Two special programs set for Fountain HeadFountain Head A.M.E. Church, 232 J&J Lane, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Charles Flowers, pastor, 850-856-8015, will have a Black History Program at 4 p.m. Feb 23. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Audrey Powell. Everyone is welcome. Also, at 7 p.m. March 8, Fountain Head will host a Musical Program. Church choirs, soloists and/or praise dancers are welcome to attend. For information contact Bro. Terrance Wood at 850-508-1318. St. Thomas MB celebrates pastorThe St Thomas MB Church, 198 Edwards Road, Fowlstown, Ga., invites the public to come and help celebrate the pastors third anniversary through Feb. 23. The remaining services are: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 (Pastor James Turner & Greater St. Mark MBC, Camilla, Ga.); 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 (Pastor Eddie York and Mt. Hosea MBC, Quincy); 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 (The Right Rev. Chris A. Burney and Greater St. Mark PBC, Tallahassee); 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 (Pastor John Wooden and St. Paul MBC, Bainbridge, Ga). Everyone is invited to attend.Womens conference plannedTrue Wisdom New Hope Ministries International Development Center Inc. hosts S. D. James Evangelistic Association Inc.s 2014 International Womens Auxiliary Conference. Plan today to step out and celebrate yourself during this great Womens Conference. You are invited to enjoy fellowship and fun with more than 300 women in Christ from all over the United States and abroad. Beginning Thursday, March 27, 2014 and ending Sunday, March 30, participants can enjoy daily seminars, evening services sightful tours of historical museums and a delightful banquet! Nightly services will be at 8 on Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28. On Saturday, March 29, there will be a special banquet in which will include a Hat Fashion Show and will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 30, service will begin at 9 a.m. Nightly and Sunday morning services are open to all. Services will be at 1477 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee. Registration is $150.00, which includes conference materials, daily seminars and a banquet. International Womens Auxilliary Conference, Apostle S. D. James, Overseer, Bishop M. C. Williams, Liaison, Pastor Lucille Y. Mason, President. For information, contac: Host Pastor Vickie Rutledge, 850504-0730; email: email@example.com, Pastor Lucille Y. Mason, 561-842-0729.Second Elizabeth celebrating black historyThe Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church will host its Black History Celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The message will be delivered via the Rev. Brandon Killings from Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Please come out and receive a dynamic message.Community clothes closet openThe Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church, corner of 9th and Crawford, in Quincy, announces a free Community Clothes Closet. There are clothing items for youth and adults available free of charge. Anyone interested in receiving items should contact Mother Thelma Powell at 850-933-9405 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Everyone is welcome!Church celebrating anniversaryAgape Christian Fellowship Center Inc. Church Anniversary Itinerary February 26 to 28. Agape Food Assistance Ministry will distribute food 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Bishop Reginald Washington, Pastor and Agape Christian Fellowship Center church family will be celebrate the church 20th anniversary. Starting Wednesday Feb. 26, Guest Speaker: Co Pastor Judy Mandrell, Life Changers Ministries of Tallahassee; Thursday, Feb. 27, Guest Speaker: Pastor Jahaziel Dawkins, Bostic Temple Christian Center of Quincy along with Special Guest Pastor Loraine Gibson, Redeemed Believers Ministries; Friday, Feb. 28: Guest Speaker: Pastor Julius Harris, New Jerusalem M.B. Church of Havana. The public is invited to all the services and the speaker for Sunday will be announced Sunday, March 2.Musical program aheadHwy. 12 Gospel Singers Third Anniversary March 7, 8 and 9, Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a great word from the Lord. The Musical Programs will take place at 7 p.m. March 8, and 3 p.m. March 9 at Neals Temple Holiness Church, 240 Neals Temple Road, Havana, Elder Clarence Rich, pastor. The public is invited to come and worship. For information, contact Sis. Shane Bozman 850-688-5230, Sis. Versie HillBryant 850-264-0360, or Sis. Linda Horton 850-491-3252, Minister Allen Jones, Manager.St. Josephs hosting 14th annual Womens Conference A womens conference will be at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, Friendship Community, Quincy, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Dinner will be served. Theme: The Pitfalls of a Christians Life, Preparation for the Journey, the Rev. Alvin Bush, Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Frances L. Henry-Bush, Coordinator. The public is invited.Church plans prayer conferencePrayer Warriors Outreach Ministries will have a Prayer Conference at 6 p.m. March 1. The church is on Whispering Pine Lane in Quincy. The public is invited.Gospel singing with choirs and soloistsMacedonia PB Church invites the public to a gospel singing at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the church located at the corner of Preston and Dewey Streets in Tallahassee. Elder Brown, Pastor. Featuring: DeMarcus Haggins, Pastor Effie, Lynitra Jeffers and more. For information, call Brandon Randolph at 850-345-6252 or the Rev. Effie Boone at 850-539-8422Greensboro church celebrates Youth DayThe Youth Department of Salem A.M.E. Church, 205 Kemp St., Greensboro, will celebrate Youth Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The speaker will be the Rev. Darrell Britt with music provided by The Female Choir. What it means to love someone Ive always said motherhood is easy when you dont have kids. Likewise, its easy to be married when youre not. When youre not married and youre only dreaming about it, you imagine the ideal. In your imagination, you and your spouse say and do all the right things, and even your arguments are sweet and making up is rosy. In real life, however, marriage gets thorny, and sometimes bloody. Mostly, its just regular, with a few blips and annoyances along the way. Recently, I was with a group of women talking about husbands, as women often do. I shared with them some excerpts from a funny little book about husbands that I found years ago called I Love Him, But For example, one entry said: I love him, but he growls at the dog, just to make it clear whos the boss. Another said, I love him, but he leaves the kitchen cabinets and drawers open. All the time. If its dark, I walk into them and nearly get knocked out. I love him, but he loves horse art. The house is full of horse paintings bad, good, old, new. You can almost smell the hay or worse. I love him, but he saves things. He loved our cat, so he saved her hairballs. Cats been dead 10 years. Hes still got her hairballs in his nightstand. I could add a few of my own, but I wont. Its a funny little book, but in a way, the premise of it really isnt all that loving, because it focuses on another persons annoying habits and quirks. When thats your focus, (well, mine at least; I cant speak for you) you I start thinking, If only this persons flaws would go away, I could love him or her better. But its not love if the burden or fault is placed on the other person. I remember years ago being in a womens Bible study that turned into a husband-trashing session and leaving there feeling icky. Although I hadnt participated, I knew at times I had been guilty of concentrating on negatives and in any relationship there are negatives. With the women I was with the other day, we talked about the little book, but reversing it. Instead of: I love him, but (fill in the blank with quirk or flaw), we would reverse it to say, He does this or that, but I love him. The original way ends with the flaw, so thats what youre left thinking about. Thats where you stay parked. But when you reverse it, youre left with the love. Such a little thing, but so transformative. It reminds me of a friend who had been going through a rough time in her marriage and didnt really like her husband all that much. As his 40th birthday approached, her counselor suggested that she make a list of 40 things she admired and appreciated about her husband. She said the first two or three things were very difficult to think of, but once she started, she discovered that she could actually list more than 40. When she was done, she realized that her husband, although far from perfect, was actually not so bad after all. Its unfair to demand, whether spoken or unspoken, that people change or be someone theyre not in order for us to love them, or love them better. God never does that to us, although he has every right to. Instead, the Bible says, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Another translation puts it this way: God didnt, and doesnt, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadnt been so weak, we wouldnt have known what to do anyway (same verse, The Message paraphrase). Just think: We who are his we were once enemies of God, dead in our sins, objects of his anger and wrath and deservingly so, but he loved us. He didnt expect us to clean ourselves up in order for him to love us; he just did. He loved us first. Not only that, we still sin, but he still loves us. Plus, his love for us enables us to love others even a husband who sometimes tosses socks at his wifes head. Just sayin.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES
New York painter Owen Gray exhibits at Gadsden Art CenterOwen Gray: The Florida Landscape, 15 works by critically acclaimed New York painter Owen Gray, are on display at the Gadsden Art Center through March 8. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call 850-627-5020. Born and raised in Wayland, Mass., Gray has painted in Maine, Massachusetts and New York. He was inspired in South Florida to paint its flora and fauna. Trees and all kinds of wildlife serve as a stage for the fantastical alphabet soup mix of animals and insects that interact in daylight and nocturnal scenes.WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A3 Obituaries Don JacksonMr. Don Jackson, 67, of Chattahoochee, FL died Monday, February 3, 2014. Services were held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Greater Bethel M.B. Church in Chattahoochee at 12:00 p.m. Survivors include his son, Kelvin Jackson; daughter, Sonya Jackson; sisters: Gladys Madry, Dorothy Jackson, Mary Spears, Rosella Barnes, Alice Edwards and Valarie Daniels; brother, Clifford Jackson and a host of other relatives and friends. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Venancio AlfonzoMr. Venancio Garciga Alfonzo, 69, of Sneads, FL died Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Services were held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Sneads Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sneads, FL. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Garciga of Sinai, FL; nephew, Hugo Carballeira of Grand Ridge, FL; nephew, Jorge Rodriguez of Miami, FL; sister Rosa Garciga from Cuba; stepchildren: Bkines Johnon, Catherine Bell, Willie (Patricia) Williams, Eddie Williams, Willa Mae Pittman, Ella Mae Livingston, Lisa (Louis) Perry, Isaac Tyrone (Lori) Livingston and James Lamar Livingston of Jackson County; mother-in-law, Rena Blue Bynum of Gainesville, FL and a host of other relatives and friends. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.The Rev. Gloria LongReverend Gloria Jean Long, 66 years of age, of Quincy, Florida, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Quincy, Florida. The service is Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., EST, at Bethel AME Church of Tallahassee, Florida, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery, of Quincy, Florida. The eulogist will be Bishop A. J. Richardson. The wake will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. She is survived by one daughter, Collette Cooper, of Tallahassee, FL; mother Willie Mae Long, of Quincy, FL. 1 granddaughter, Leah Cooper, of Tallahassee, Florida. She was presently the Pastor of Greenshade A.M.E. Church of Quincy, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.Obie O. PattersonObie O. Patterson, 61, died Friday, February 14, 2014 in Tallahassee, FL. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M., EST, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2nd Elizabeth MB Church, in Quincy, FL, with burial at 2nd Elizabeth Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p. m., on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Reed & Hall Mortuary Corp, 116 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL. Obie is survived by her mother, Cora Francis Lewis; son, DeWayne Patterson; daughters, Vickie Patterson Hudson and Roberta Quartery, and a host of other sorrowing relatives. Reed & Hall Mortuary Corp, Quincy, FL (850) 627-5700 in charge of arrangementsUlysses GreenMr. Ulysses Green, 81 yrs. of age, of Quincy, Florida, died on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Tallahassee, FL. Services are incomplete at this time. He is survived by two daughters, Regina Green, of Bronx, N. Y., Marnita Green, of Quincy, FL and two sisters, Ola Broome, of Quincy, FL, Mazie Jackson, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements. 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 This weeks article was written by guest columnist Andrea Blount, lead librarian at the McGill LibraryIn honor of Black History Month, a display of historic stamps is featured in a showcase at the William A. Bill McGill Library. There will also be a Collectors Showcase from 4:30 to 7:30 Tuesday, Feb. 25, when a local history buff hopes to spur interest and celebrate black heritage. What started off as a casual interest, picking up historic postage stamps here and there, became a serious hobby for a former Gadsden resident who returned here from New Jersey a few years ago. A small part of her collection is currently on display at the library. My first stamp purchase was in 1978, said Ms. Rutha House-Taliaferro. When I saw Harriet Tubman featured on a collectable historic stamp, I was hooked. That postage stamp issue was the first in an ongoing program honoring civil rights pioneers. The national stamp series continues to celebrate historic events, achievements and contributions of African-American inventors, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, musicians and entertainers. While many people save flowers or specific types of stamps, other hobbyists are serious collectors who seek out rare editions, older stamps, penny post cards, or other valuable items. She doesnt collect with a dollar value in mind and has lost count of how many stamp albums and sheets of stamps she has. Its not about monetary value. Its about history. When I started collecting in 1978, I decided to focus on just a few historic subjects, specifically black heritage and especially women. I recently purchased the most recently-issued heritage stamp that features Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress. That stamp is No. 37 in the Black Heritage series. Her historic collection recently expanded to include military and American presidents. I was always interested in history, she said. Although I dont know if I ever told him, my teacher, Mr. Carl Daniels, encouraged my love of history. He was a major influence on me. She graduated from Quincys Carter-Parramore High School, where Daniels taught civics and government classes. During my early college years, I majored in social science, but later changed to religion. An early inspiration was Dr. James Cone, an authority on black liberation theology. As I studied the contributions of many civil rights and human rights advocates, I appreciated what each offered. I was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Malcom X and other critical thinkers. This enthusiastic collector hopes to create a little more local interest by sharing more of her private and other philatelic memorabilia with our community. She plans to bring out many more items from her collection on Tuesday, Feb. 25, when she will host a one-time exhibit from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to drop in during that timeframe and stay as long as they like, since there will not be a formal lecture. I hope people will come see what I display that Tuesday afternoon. I will have a variety of historic stamps and first day issue envelopes, and look forward to talking to others who are interested in history. This informal exhibition will also feature books, pictures and songs from the civil rights movement. The William A. Bill McGill Library is at 732 Pat Thomas Parkway in Quincy. Call 850-6277106 for information. In honor of Black History Month, a special program Feb. 25 at the library in Quincy will focus on a collection of stamps from the Black Heritage Series. Photo submitted TOM GILPIN, Senior Forester, FFS Like other hikers, they probably only came out for a little exercise maybe a little emotional recharge on the trails two sisters who grew up in a close-knit family up north. Now living on opposite coasts of the continental U.S. one in San Francisco, the other in Boston, they hadnt seen each other in a while. Its a family crisis that involves the third sister who lives locally, however, that now reunites them and has brought them to the woods. Fortunately for us, the day sisters Judy and Katherine chose to take a hike on Bear Creek Educational Forest, a tract of Lake Talquin State Forest in Gadsden County, was Jan. 17, Floridas Arbor Day. As they approached the Terry L. Rhodes Trailhead, they ran into a forester who just happened to be scoping out a spot on the grounds near the trailhead to plant a longleaf pine for Arbor Day. When asked if theyd like to help with the planting, they were hesitant at first, but perhaps realized this would provide a balm to soothe the raw emotions caused by the purpose for their trip to the South. They graciously agreed to help, doing what they could in this small way to ensure the importance of planting trees remains in the collective consciousness of Floridians and perhaps San Franciscans and Bostonians as well! They were willing to lay their sorrow aside for a little while to plant a tree here on Arbor Day. As you can tell by the pictures, their enthusiasm was inspiring! But thats not all. In planting this longleaf pine, Judy and Katherine assured that their simple gesture would remain a constant reminder of hope for their sister, Rebecca Laurent, and others who are courageously fighting their personal battles with cancer. Bear Creek Educational Forest is committed to honoring Judy and Katherines dedication to their sister by providing the best care possible for Rebeccas Longleaf so that, when she comes up here to hike the trails herself in the years to come, she will see how this stately giant of southern pines has grown. We hope that she will be able to come visit it soon. 2014 Arbor Day at Bear Creek: A Longleaf Pine for a Sister Whats Up? 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KATHLEEN ROGERS, GREG MOORE and ANTONIO GONZALEZThis month marks the 10th anniversary of Campaign for Communities, which created a coalition of Latino, African American, low-income and environmental organizations working to educate, register and turn out voters using environmental issues as motivation. During the 2004 and 2008 election cycles, we registered hundreds of thousands of voters and turned out more all of whom were educated as to how their health was at risk from environmental issues and how to analyze candidates records. Most recently, we conducted an on-the-ground Latino voter education/registration/turnout on Californias Prop. 39, which passed handily and with no small credit going to Latinos, African Americans and other minorities who voted in higher numbers than whites. Our initial effort was a breakthrough. Before then, no coalition of national black, brown and environmental groups had ever been formed to work on voter education. At the time, few Latino or African American organizations were singularly focused on environmental issues. While minority-led environmental justice groups had long existed, most were focused on environmental health issues. None were focused on voter education and making the environment a major voting issue. When we began, we suffered no illusions. We knew that jobs, education, immigration and other issues would initially trump environment, an issue never fully translated to minority populations. Our initial attempts to create environmental educational materials that would resonate with minority voters produced limited results. But we found common ground and our coalition produced long-term friendships and shared history. At first, there wasnt much polling on how Latinos or African Americans would vote on environmental issues or whether they would vote for candidates based on environmental records. Little money was being spent on minority voter persuasion regarding environmental issues odd, given the disproportionate impact environmental issues have had on minority and poor communities and how easy it would have been to make that case. Never mind that census data made it clear that in many states, minorities would soon be in the majority or in election-significant numbers and therefore worth long-term investment. For 10 years, minorities have repeatedly proved themselves reliable voters for health, environment and infrastructure investment initiatives and for candidates who support them. Across the spectrum of issues, Latinos and African Americans vote in higher percentages that their white counterparts for environmental initiatives and for green candidates. Beyond consistent pro-environment voting, African American, Latino and other organizations now include environment and environmental healthrelated issues. Some polls indicate that minority voters concern about climate change is almost double that of whites. Minority-rights-focused organizations now invest in environmental staff; training young environmental scientists, conducting their own research on climate issues; fighting for their fair share of the green jobs market; and playing an important role in solar energy investments in their communities. Despite these pro-environment voter statistics and community environmental programs, year-round investment in educating and turning minority voters into permanent climate/environment voters still lags behind investments in other demographics. While large-scale voter registration efforts always materialize during major election cycles, few leave a permanent infrastructure behind. And with few exceptions, none are focused on creating permanent active environment voters. While there have been advancements in strengthening relationships between environmental and civil rights organizations, creating a vibrant, diversified climate or environmental voter constituency requires continual investment in voter registration and education. Environment and climate issues are key concerns for both minority and youth voters. Give them a green reason to vote and they will turn out. Beyond this voter engagement investment, building a permanent minority-owned and environment-focused infrastructure in communities of color will embolden community leaders and officials to take more leadership in the climate change movement. Certainly, communities of color have been and will continue to be more adversely affected by climate disasters than other demographics, so building a constituency that can respond to climate disasters is a key to building resilient communities. Low-income communities are anxious to invest in efficiency and renewable energy programs, but are stymied for a number of reasons, including financing, access and other factors. For example, while solar rooftops have grown exponentially in southern California, FICO credit score requirements exclude many low-income families, and even if they qualify, their smaller homes are not given priority by private sector installers. These types of issues exist nationwide and need to be solved. Finally, building a permanent integrated environmental/climate movement requires investment in the next generation of green voters, including supporting minority and low-income students to enter the green technology and STEM fields. Finally, investment in low-income schools through greening and efficiency projects, and requiring core curriculum compatible environmental and civic education will keep the movement growing. Investment in minority and low-income voters has produced stunning environmental voter conversion rates despite low investment in voter education and infrastructure development. With 2014 environmental initiatives on the horizon, building an environmental voting bloc should be our highest priority. Kathleen Rogers is president of Earth Day Network. Greg Moore is executive director of the NAACP National Voter Fund. Antonio Gonzalez is president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP). SVREP, founded in 1974, is the largest and oldest nonpartisan Latino voter organization. A4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMIfigured the preacher must have been rather warm up there in his pulpit because every few minutes he would wipe his eyes and part of his forehead with his white handkerchief. Then I thought, No, he must have allergies, and his eyes are watering and/or his nose is running. Pastor Cecil Brown was new to my wife and me, and this was our first Sunday in his new church, the first Sunday of 2014. This caring minister is a passionate and sensitive Southern gentleman, as well, and was in the midst of delivering a powerful sermon all about not wasting ones time making yet more inane New Years Resolutions when all we had to do was to wake up every morning and just go about making God happy. All a body had to do in this life of ours was to simply be thankful for life each and every morning and set about each day doing all in ones power to make the Lord happy. He has no qualms about reminding us of what awaits one in either heaven or hell and is very adamant that we will all one day be judged. In addition, we had better know right this minute where we stand with the Lord and it is not too late to be saved if we will simply ask for forgiveness and guidance. Judy and I are accustomed to sitting near the front of a church wherever we happen to be attending for the first time. However, on this first Sunday at Leesburg Missionary Baptist we settled down into a pew toward the rear of the church. We had been to too many churches in the past that we knew right off the bat wouldnt be a place where wed return and preferred making a hasty retreat unnoticed, if possible. Yes, even our new minister, Parson Brown, during his first visit at our home, reminded us there was no such thing as a perfect church. We thanked him, but we were well aware that every church has its positives and negatives. As Pastor Brown got deeper into his sermon, an emotional one, the tears started rolling down my cheeks. He was really hammering home his point that life could be so simple if wed only tackle each day performing deeds in such a fashion that would please the Lord. I even started thinking to myself that in the this new year, 2014, I would begin focusing more on the Jesus part of the Trinity, and what He would have done in similar situations I might be confronted with. That is: What would Jesus do? A few more minutes went by and I could hear the guy in the pew behind me trying to choke back some tears. Either Pastor Brown was hitting him the same way he had been hitting me, or perhaps, knowing I was sobbing, the guy behind me couldnt contain his emotions. I know at the end of the sermon I was looking forward to turning around and giving that big, tall guy behind me a hug as we were fellow sobbers, getting all choked up at the preachers sermon. However, the guy wouldnt even look at me. He shrugged off his former few minutes of tenderness like a big macho dude. Judy and I have been attending our new church for at least a month. We have come to learn that our new minister is accustomed to using that white handkerchief of his at all times while he is preaching. He simply gets into his message and loves the Lord so much he is overwhelmed with the awe, wonder, splendor and respect at the omnipotence, kindness and benevolence of his loving God and savior. Judy and I love the new minister. He is kind, gentle and not afraid to display his emotion about what the Lord does for him. I believe it helps him to connect all the more with his congregation. He has reminded us, more than once, never to address him as Reverend Brown. You can address me as Pastor or Preacher but dont ever address me as Reverend. I have permission to address him as Parson Brown. Our minister feels that only God is worthy of the title of Reverend. This isnt the first essay Ive written about the importance of a minister to his congregation. They have much to deal with in their daily lives, and we need to keep this in mind and be gracious, supportive and kind to them. I looked up 1 Timothy 4 again to remind myself of what Paul tried to teach his student, Timothy. Verses 4-6: For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected ... because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Pastor Brown surely lives up to what is contained in that passage from First Timothy. Judy and I have had a difficult time finding a church down here in Leesburg after having left the wonderful congregation we did at Chaires United Methodist in Tallahassee and Riverside Baptist of Havana. Thanks to the minister and the friendly congregation at Leesburg Missionary Baptist, Judy and I look forward to attending church again regularly and becoming more involved. God bless you. DAVID SWANSON PeaceVoice Polls showed a large percentage of us in this country supporting the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and even though somewhat reduced the invasion of Iraq in 2003. But not long after, and ever since, a majority of us have said those were mistakes. Weve opposed attacking Iran whenever that idea has entered the news. We opposed bombing Libya in 2011 and were ignored, as was Congress. And, by the way, advocates of that happy little war are rather quiet about the chaos it created. But last September, the word on our televisions was that missiles must be sent to strike Syria. President Barack Obama and the leaders of both big political parties said they favored it. Wall Street believed it would happen, judging by Raytheons stock. When U.S. intelligence agencies declined to make the presidents case, he released a government assessment without them. Remarkably, we didnt accept that choice. A majority of us favored humanitarian aid, but no missiles, and no arming of one side in the war. We had the benefit of many people within the government and the military agreeing with us. And when Congress was pressured to demand approval power, Obama granted it. It helped more that members of Congress were in their districts with people getting in their faces. It was with Congress indicating its refusal to support a war that Obama and Kerry accepted the pre-existing Russian offer to negotiate. In fact, the day before they made that decision, the State Department had stressed that Syrian President Bashar alAssad would never ever give up his chemical weapons, and Kerrys remarks on that solution had been rhetorical. The war in Syria goes on. Washington sent guns, but refrained from air strikes. Major humanitarian aid would cost far less than missiles and guns, but hasnt materialized. The children we were supposed to care about enough to bomb their country are still suffering, and most of us still care. But a U.S. war was prevented. Were seeing the same thing play out in Washington right now on the question of whether to impose yet more sanctions on Iran, shred a negotiated agreement with Iran, and commit the United States to joining in any war between Israel and Iran. In January, a bill to do all of that looked likely to pass through the Senate. Public pressure has been one factor in, thus far, slowing it down. Are we moving away from war? Do more to prevent warOpinionCampaign for Communities Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. 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Kindergarten Mrs. Bates-Jackson Principal List Briz Ba-Trejo, Alondra Cruz-Gutierrez, Leeland Diaz, ShaMar Hadley, Mariateresa Jimenez, Jaylynn Santizo, Melany Ventura-Trejo Honor Roll Gustavo Hernandez, Jennifer Lopez, Perla Najera-Leonides, Denver Simmons Mrs. Stephen Principals List Laila Jackson, Lincoln Tyus, Janoah Williams Honor Roll Aaron Alvarez, Deondre Davis, Jaleen Hadley, Hailey Porter, Chole Sprowes, Kamiah Walker, KhaMoni Young Mr. Hatfield Honor Roll Kavion Burns, Valerie Torres, Gavino Perez FIRST GRADE Mrs. Smith Principal List Rycca Chaffin Honor Roll Felipe Alvarado, NyAsia Bates, Gary Smith Mrs. Allen Principal List Yisela Maldonado, Jamine Mullins Honor Roll Ruby Hernandez, JaYannae Holloway, Leyla Jimenez, Dalila Rodriguez, Dyanna Roman Ms.Hairston Honor Roll Jares Barrea, Christian Carranza, Yaslin Casteneda, Gabriella Rosa Ms. Logue Honor Roll Nicholas Berry, Uriel Carrillo, Aracadio Camacho, Rocio Hernandez, Heinze Palacios SECOND GRADE Mrs. Jones-Walker Principals List Diego Najera, Ahnylah Moore Honor Roll Nunor Pascual, Chazden Perkins Mrs. Youman Honor Roll Luis Orellana, Nathan Chopen, Laura Pierce, Amiyah Chaffin Mrs. Castaneda Principals List Micah Yhap Honor Roll Christine Martinez, Jonathan Pantaleon Ms. A. Bryant Honor Roll Jaidyn Garcia, Daniel Garcia, Kirshani Smith, Abigail Mcintyre, Aloni Campbell THIRD GRADE Mrs. C. Bryant Principals List Stephanie Batres Honor Roll Milton Avalos, Karina Aviles, Jacqueline Najera, Luis Rodriguez Jr. Mrs. Murphy Principals List Sam Boykin Honor Roll Jesus Angeles-Palma, Taniveyah Graham, Diamond Hill, Mario Martinez, Deven Peddie, Alex Rodriguez Mrs. Savage Honor Roll Isaiah Potter, Jason Munoz, Shadasia Thomas, Daliyah Williams Ms. Hill Honor Roll Marlon Casteneda, Markilah Davis, Angelina Guzman, Ahmoni Mason, Antonio Paz, Yarely Perez, Luis Ventura-Trejo FOURTH GRADE Ms. Hester Ms. T. Bradwell Mrs. Kauffman Honor Roll Enrique Avalos, Mariana Miranda, Evelyn Plata, Gracie Stephens, Daniela Quijada, Aislee Chaffin, Jimmy Ortigoza, Michelle Rodriguez, Marcela Rosa Quijano FIFTH GRADE Honor Roll Ms. Joseph Ms. J.Bradwell Mr. Matos Honor Roll Students Christopher Jones, Cynthia Plata, Hailie QuinceyWWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A5 Education Kimberly Myrick Rookie Teacher of the Year Kimberly J. Myrick is a graduate of Marianna High and Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is the daughter of the Rev. Mary D. Myrick and the late Collins H. Myrick Sr. of Marianna Florida. Myrick began teaching at West Gadsden High in September 2012, where she has worked diligently with her students earning their respect regardless of being a firm disciplinarian. Her philosophy of education is to meet the students where they are, developing a rapport with them and letting them know that you care for them. Myrick said this has been a powerful motivational tool in helping the students to focus and have a desire to learn. She stresses to them the need to make good choices because they are ultimately chartering their own destiny. Her principal says the outstanding work Myrick has done in her year and a half there makes her more than deserving of this honor. The West Gadsden High School family is especially proud of Myrick for advancing to the top 5 district finalist and then came out as the Cream of the Crop by being selected the Districts Rookie of the Year! Robert F. Munroes 3K class learned about community helpers. Many guest speakers came to help us learn what a community helper is and does. Deputy Steven Miller from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Department came to talk about how he helps people in the community and how he uses some of his equipment. Other guest speakers include: Staff Sergeant Brandon Graves of the U.S.Army, Dr. Beth May from Quincy Animal Hospital, Rachel Layerd from Mainstreet Cafe and Denise Fletcher from Dr. Watsons office. Pictured here, from left, are: Micah Johnson, Alene Halim, William Thompson, Deputy Miller, Kylee Miller, and Jesse May. Photo submitted Learning to help from helpers Some families may be a bit warmer during these chilly times. Robert F. Munroes Anchor and Senior Beta Club teamed up for a Winter Clothing Drive. They worked together and collected and donated over fifty articles of clothing. Items collected and donated were: 13 coats, 24 pairs of gloves, 20 hats and 16 scarves. Pictured here are: Will Harris, Walt Kelleher, Ramsey Higdon, Jacob Williams, Mary Grace Bealle, Jeri Sloan, Hannah Pope, Zipporah Harrell, Tori Smith, Taylor Parsons, Katie Howell, Cameron Campbell and Jada Watkins. Photo submitted Job well done Every Thursday morning Mrs. Carole Fletcher volunteers her time in the firstgrade classroom. She gives extra support and plans holiday-friendly activities for the children. Pictured here, Fletcher is working on a We are Thankful activity with Weezie Munroe. Photo submitted Pitching in Kimberly Myrick Greensboro Elementary School Principal List and Honor Roll 000HF9G LEGAL NOTICE The SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, announces two workshops, and its regularly scheduled Board Meeting, to which all interested persons are invited. DATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 TIME: WORKSHOPS 1:00 P.M. & 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 overview of HeadStart PreK changes. 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. Notice is hereby given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings are made, which records would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 14th day of February, 2014 A.D. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Reginald C. James, Superintendent of Schools 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
His imaginative work is known as sublime, unconscious, and dream-like. The New York Times critic Ken Johnson wrote that his stroke is relaxed, but exacting and described Grays work as all-over abstractions as a kind of primordial, peaceable kingdom, as far from the frenetic hardedged modernity of New York City as one cold get. It is also a slightly creepy and scary Freudian never-never land where the ego lives in close touch with churning instinctual energies.Democratic Women host Ebony & Ivory AffairOn Feb. 21 at the Pat Thomas Academy, the 2014 Ebony & Ivory Affair will be hosted by the Gadsden County Democratic Womens Club. This years theme is Working Together To Turn Florida Blue. A spokesperson for the planning committee said, Black history and democracy are as interdependent as the ebony and ivory keys on a piano. Black history is all of our history, black and white, male and female. The struggle continues and all of us must continue to work together. This black-tie affair is being held in recognition of the advancements that we have made together. All segments of our community are invited. The elegant evening will begin with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. where guests will be entertained by the Sounds of Gadsden in a live premier performance of jazz and rhythm & blues music. The reception will afford the community with a stellar-type opportunity to personally meet and greet the president of the Florida Chapter of the Democratic Womens Club, the chair of the Florida Democratic Party and several candidates for state and local office in 2014. There will also be a display and silent auction of some wonderful art. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests attending the dinner program will enjoy a scrumptious meal, outstanding performers and speakers, and witness the historic presentations of the very first Patricia Stephens Due Legends Award, Vivian Davis Kelly Community Advocate Award and the Estella M. McGriff Democratic Woman of the Year Award. These awards are named in honor of three black women from Gadsden County who worked for democracy in this nation, state and county. Tickets are $75 to attend the reception and dinner program or $50 to attend the dinner program only. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets can be purchased down town Quincy at The House of Music, What A Blessing, Flookahs Oyster Bar & Grill or by phone at 850-2967713 and 850-627-9732.Black History Parade, Festival, set for Feb. 22On Feb. 22, a parade and festival will begin at 11 a.m. in Quincy and the festival will follow on the Courthouse Square. Mr. Harry Holt will be the grand marshal this year. Come and enjoy a day of festivities. Bring your chair. Later that evening a Black Heritage Dance will be at the Quincy Recreation Center, sponsored by Gadsden County Democratic Womens Club from 8 p.m. to midnight. Deejay will be Mr. Allen Crosby known as Ga. Boy. Tickets are $20. Refreshment will be provided. Come and enjoy all the activities of this day.Event to address minority health issuesWhat do you get when you bring community and faith-based partners together to focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and prevention of chronic disease in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla and surrounding counties? At the Day of Dialogue on Minority Health, you get the opportunity to increase awareness, educate and share resources that can dramatically impact health conditions. Counties in our region continue to experience chronic health problems and preventable diseases that have long-term human and community costs. The Day of Dialogue on Minority Health was formed to address this challenge. This year marks the seventh anniversary of the Day of Dialogue on Minority Health. The Day of Dialogue on Minority Health (DoDMH) began in 2007 and was initiated in an effort to bring church and faith-based leaders together from a four county region (Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, and Wakulla) to identify health concerns and address a diverse range critical minority health issues. Since 2007, DoDMH has expanded to Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor counties, and has played a major role in bringing church and faith-based leaders together from the local region with health organizations, university faculty and students, and community leaders to examine the role of the church, share best practices, and develop action plans. This year the eighth annual Day of Dialogue will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Bethel AME Church, 501 W. Orange Ave., Tallahassee, and is expected to attract 200 or more attendees. This years theme, Impacting Community Health Across the Lifespan: The Alpha and Omega, focuses on promoting family health and prevention of chronic disease. The seventh anniversary of the Day of Dialogue is a major milestone. During its first seven years, the Day of Dialogue attracted a broad cross section of participants who benefited from the information and resources that were shared at the event. This year promises to have just as much impact as the last seven years, as hundreds join faith-based and community partners in shaping change and actions that dramatically improve health in our communities. TCC Community Connections Fair The Tallahassee Community College African-American History Planning Committee will host the Community Connections Fair on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the first floor of the Student Union on TCCs main campus. The event will showcase the arts by providing the area residents with a greater knowledge and appreciation of local artistic achievements, hopefully inspiring them to become more active patrons of Tallahassees cultural offerings. Several local agencies that provide health or prevention/intervention services will also be on hand to share information. One of our goals is to present a concrete vision of Tallahassee as a healthy and cultural community where people want to live, work, go to school, visit, and do business, said Dr. Brenda Anthony, associate professor in TCCs Business program. For information, contact Dr. Brenda Anthony at 850-201-8348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Florida Public Safety Institute to host Black History Month BreakfastTallahassee Community Colleges Florida Public Safety Institute will host the seventh annual Black History Month Breakfast on Feb. 25. The breakfast will be held at FPSIs Conference Center and is open to the public. A meet and greet will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at 9 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m. The theme of the event will be The African-American Legacy and Future Generations. The keynote speaker will be Representative Alan B. Williams, House Democratic Whip from District 8. For information contact Gigi Hawthorne at 850201-7081 or email@example.com.A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM The ongoing war in Afghanistan, and White House efforts to extend it beyond this year, might suggest otherwise. The military budget that still eats up, across various departments, roughly half of federal discretionary spending, and which is roughly the size of all other countries military spending combined, might suggest otherwise. The failure to repeal the authorizations for war from 2001 and 2003, and the establishment of permanent practices of surveillance and detention and secrecy justified by a permanent state of war, might suggest otherwise. As might the ongoing missile strikes from drones over a number of nations. But youll notice that they dont ask us before launching drone strikes, and that their assurances that no innocent people are harmed have proven highly misleading. War may be becoming acceptable only as what its advocates have long claimed it was: a last resort. Of course if we can really make that true, well never have a war again. David Swanson is syndicated by PeaceVoice. His books include War No More. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. PEACEContinued from Page A4 EVENTSContinued from Page A3 James A. Shanks Middle School Honor Roll Students For The 2nd Nine Weeks 2013-2014 Principals List Treyvioun V. Street (8th Grade) Deans List 8th Grade Marquez D. Cannon, Janiya D. Daniels, Shadejia T. Henderson, Jaylen T. Key, Tyriek D. Starks 7th Grade Ronarje M. Butler, Luis Roberto Cruz, Jade I. Franklin, Lykimbria S. Jackson, Jacqueline Martinez, Jose B. Mateo, Delma L. Pace 6th Grade Shakera R. Akins, Corneilus A. Barnes, Jayla R. Veneszee Honor Roll (3.0-3.7 Gpa) 8th Grade Quanchika T. Berry, Jose E. Celis, Qwantarious Coster, Tyrayvio R. Dubose, Chauncy R. Harrison, Lance H. Hutley, Amari J. Mercer, Michael Myrick, Marquise R. Sailor, Alondre D. Smith, Kadesha S. Spencer, Rodriguez L. Ward, Mikaila K. White 7th Grade Diamond S. Carter, Jonesha J. Cunningham, Andrelia D. Curtis, Yatxiri Escobar, Dequaderick D. Farlin, Dayla S. Hall, Alaysia Henderson, Shakiria Hopkins, Nyasiah A. Mason, Azariah L. Mcgriff, Noel Medina Jr, Benijah A. Mitchell, Malina Murray, Elvia Y. Nieto, Tilysha Parks, Shernice T. Rittman, Ayanna M. Robinson, Karen M. Romero-Morales, Gabreielle R. Shaw, ,Quentin Stevens, Karen J. Vasquez, Elsy A. Ventura 6th Grade Jamal Anderson, Khalia A. Anderson, Zarriah Bodison, Justice C. Butler, Brian Dawkins, Janiya R. Hall, Mikayla N. Harris, Antaneice B. Johnson, Janika Jones, Demetrius J. Lawson, Dasani G. Mason, Denzell Moore, Jordan J. Moore, Shyann S. Thomas, Sierra V. Thompson, Terry R. Winbush Quincy native William Hugh McKeown has become well known in our region for his brilliantly rendered watercolor paintings, capturing landscapes, seascapes, and outdoor livelihoods of North Florida. His mastery with paint and brush have now been recognized on a national level, with the acceptance of his painting entitled The Ship Doctor into The American Watercolor Societys 147th annual juried exhibition. The American Watercolor Society is a nonprofit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America. Watercolorists from around the world submit work to the society, hoping to be included in this historic exhibition that opens at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York, N.Y., before traveling to arts centers and museums around the country. McKeown says of this honor, Its a humbling experience to have my work hang in that setting with artists Ive admired for years. McKeown, a fifth-generation Gadsden County native, began painting upon his retirement, at first taking classes at the Tallahassee Senior Center thriving studio art program, and adding to that concentrated work in his own studio on the family farm in Gadsden County. McKeown has won a number of awards for his painting from the local to state level, and is an avid volunteer, contributor and frequent exhibitor at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. You can view his work in person in the current Artists Guild exhibition at Gadsden Arts. The Gadsden Arts Center is located on Quincys Historic Courthouse Square at 13 N. Madison St. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 donation. Tours and information: 850-875-4866 or www.gadsdenarts.org/. Quincy artist accepted into prestigious exhibition
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A7 Gadsden Schools Fifth-grade winners Joel West, Diamond Deans, Jeiley Moore. Photos submitted Fourth-grade winners Treylon Chukes, Trinity Barnes, Bree-Ana Bruner Third-grade winners Henson White, Jeremiah West, Treyvious Copeland Gadsden Elementary School held its Elementary School Science Fair on Thursday, Feb. 13. Students in third, fourth and fifth grades used the scientific method to complete over sixty excellent projects for judging. The winners were: Third Grade 1st place Henson White Which Type of Sugar Dissolves Fastest? 2nd place Treyvious Copeland Which Acid-n-Base Combination Will Make the Best Balloon Fizz-Inflator 3rd place Jeremiah West Elasticity Fourth Grade 1st place Bree-Ana Bruner Bounce! 2nd place Trinity Barnes Does Adding Salt to Pasta Make it Cook Faster? 3rd place Treylon Chukes Will a Ball Bounce Back up to its Starting Height When you Drop it? Fifth Grade 1st place Diamond Deas Where are you storing your Popcorn? 2nd place Jeiley Moore Egg-cellent Colors 3rd place Joel West Which Salt Melts Ice the Quickest? Overall winners Diamond Deas and Jeiley Moore will represent GEMS in the Gadsden District Elementary Science Fair. Judges were: Dr. Sonja Bridges, William Brinson, Marilyn Samson, Yolanda Reed, and Lola Folmar. GEMS announces science fair winners 000HD5Z 000HCTX Complete Eye Exams Glaucoma Cataracts Retinal Detachment Retinal Vascular Diseases Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Degeneration Diabetic Related Eye Disease Treatment The latest technology available, delivered in a family friendly atmosphere.2280 Wednesday St., Ste. 1, Tallahassee, FL850-201-4733www.capitaleyeconsultants.orgDR. AARON P. APPIAHDr. Aaron P. Appiah, is a graduate from Harvard Medical School and specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. He is fellowship trained and a board certified ophthalmologist. He is known in the medical community as a trailblazer in vitreoretinal diseases and has been practicing in that area since 1990. Dr. Aaron P. Appiah is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. DR. KAREN YOUNGKaren A. Young, MD is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital, where she served as chief resident. This was followed by a fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Young is a board certified, and a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Glaucoma Society, Dr. Young has been awarded The Woman of Excellence award for service to the Tallahassee Community, and served on the Medical Advisory Board of Tallahassee Single Day Surgery. Dr. Young is available for consultation and treatment of glaucoma, cataract, and general ophthalmology. COMPLETEEYE CARE
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Since November 6, 2013, I have been working tirelessly to be your next Representative for District 8 in the Florida House of Representatives. My decision to enter this race was not made lightly. It came with a lot of prayer and dialogue with friends and family throughout this district, state, and abroad. I entered this race under a defined notion that our current State Representative Alan Williams would not be seeking a final term. However, after conversing with Representative Williams, I understand that he seeks to undertake a final term in the Florida House. After consulting with God, my family, our wonderful team of advisors, and our many exuberant volrent rates were not generating sufficient revenue to cover the city utilitys expenses and debt obligation. According to city ordinance, the City Commission is required to increase water user charges to cover any bonded indebtedness deficiencies in the debt service fund. The additional proceeds from the raise in rates will pay for operating, replacing, and repairing the city utilities. Despite these legally binding circumstances and a reminder from Commissioner Andy Gay regarding the commissions obligation to ensure city utilities did not lose money, the raise in rates was not passed unanimously. Instead, it slipped through, 3 to 2. Elias and Commissioner Micah Brown opposed the move. Jerry Miller, the interim city attorney, voiced his frustration with the commissioners allowing any margin at all. We would have immediately defaulted on a loan, said Miller, calling attention to the commission coming one vote away from electively disregarding a binding legal agreement. Its disturbing to me that this responsibility can be dealt with so flippantly, said Miller. Miller also mentioned his distress over the commissions line of inquiry when considering the creation of an audit committee. Miller indicated that he had never been part of an organization that voted contrary to a clear order of law. Certification of the Quincy Business Park was also discussed. According to the commissions agenda, the certification is an official designation that informs potential investors of a particular sites suitability, feasibility and shovelreadiness for industrial development. In practical terms, the certification shows that a site is project ready. This would make a company more likely to build in Quincy because companies typically search for real estate on lists of certified sites. Certification further increases the attractiveness of a site by providing businesses with immediate access to a range of pertinent statistics, saving valuable time. According to the commissions agenda, prospective clients are no longer willing to wait for a municipality or community to identify an appropriate site and to determine later its suitability for development. McCallum Sweeny Consulting submitted a proposal with a projected price for the certification: $78,000. Mayor Keith Dowdell spoke in favor of the project, urging his fellow commissioners to recognize what he considered a net benefit for the community. In the absence of a plan for development of the park and in absence of research determining the environmental impact of construction, city staff recommended the commission not pursue certification. Acting in accordance with this recommendation and other qualms concerning the cost of the project, the commission chose not to move forward with the certification process. The next Quincy City Commission meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. In other city business: Alice DuPont, formerly of The Gadsden County Times, was honored at the meeting with an official proclamation from the city. The proclamation was an acknowledgement of the years she dedicated to quality community journalism in Gadsden County. She was present at the meeting to accept the recognition in person from Mayor Keith Dowdell. Commissioners discussed adopting Corry Field as the Tallahassee Wolves home field. The semi-pro team has already played on Corry Field after a one-time-deal type arrangement. They attracted a crowd of 100 guests and left the facility in sound condition. After questions concerning the additional wearand-tear of grown men playing on the field and being the teams second choice in facilities, the city commission voted to allow the fields use, pending proof of the teams insurance. The team will pay the city $6,000 for its five games on the field. Contact Robert Allen at 850-627-7649 or rallen@gadcotimes. com. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A9 000HFBJ The Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe got the 2014 high school baseball season off to a grand start with victories over Maclay and Franklin County. Struggling last season with a roster dominated by underclassmen, this years edition features a lineup composed primarily of juniors and seniors. The Bobcats kicked things off this past Tuesday with a 106 victory at home over the Marauders. Junior right-hander Casey Mathers went five complete innings for the victory, striking out four in the process. Fellow junior Will Harris pitched the final two innings for the save and fanned three hitters. Offensively, the Bobcats amassed 10hits and kept the ball in play. We did a good job of putting the bat on the ball,said Coach Jayme Williams. We are swinging pretty aggressively,and thats a good thing for this early in the season. Junior centerfielder Bo Bailey led the Bobcats with three hits. Senior catcher Myles Edwards and junior shortstop Nolan Haire each had a hit and scored two runs. The game was close throughout, back and forth,said Williams. We tried to keep the pressure on and were able to hold them off late. It was a good win against a tough opponent. Friday the Bobcats traveled to East Point to take on Franklin County. RFM jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after two and cruised to the final of 12-4. Keeping with the theme thus far, the Bobcats put the bat on the ball, collecting seven hits and forcing four errors. Myles Edwards and Bo Bailey had two hits each to lead the Bobcat offense. Senior firstbaseman Steven Miller drove in two and scored three runs. I was pleased that we continued to swing the bats aggressively, said Williams. We didnt have quite the hit total as Tuesday, but we had several hard hit balls that put guys on base. We have to maintain this mindset at the plate. Junior Nolan Haire pitched five innings for the win, scattering a pair of hits and striking out five. Junior Bradley Klees pitched the final two innings, yielding a run and striking out three. Defensively, the Bobcats were very efficient,with only a single error. We looked pretty decent in the field tonight,said Williams. This is the part of the game that has to complement our offense. Hopefully well be consistent from here on out. The Bobcats this week were scheduled for a home contest Tuesday, Feb. 18, against Holmes County and a Friday, Feb. 21, match-up with Early County (Ga.) in the Bainbridge High School Preseason Classic. The Munroe softball team lost one, cancelled one and won one last week to open up their season in typical early February fashion. MUNROE 13 JOHN PAUL II 3 A five-run second inning set the tone for a five-inning contest with John Paul II Catholic High School at the Munroe softball field this past week. Mary Grace Beall led the Lady Cats at the plate with three hits. Beall also scored three runs. Parsons and Anna Jones each had two RBIs and Maddey Pappadakis scored three runs. Hanna Wilde added a triple and stole three bases. Jeri Sloan picked up the complete game victory, striking out seven while walking only two Panther batters. MUNROE 9 BLOUNTSTOWN 4 Munroe scored seven runs in the last two innings to push a 4-2 deficit into a 9-4 win at Blountstown last Tuesday. Maddey Pappadakis led the team at the plate going 3 for 5. Kay Fletcher added two hits, Anna Jones one hit and Kadejah Glynn added three walks. With the win, Munroe moved to 3-1 on the season. This week they face district foe, Aucilla Christian on Thursday at Aucilla. ROCKS AND STUMPSWhen youre out bass fishing, a single rock or stump jutting out of the water might not get you too excited but you just never know when you might find a bass or two resting there as they travel from a feeding area to major cover. I like to cast a crankbait just beyond the rock or stump and then run it back as close as I can get to them. You can also throw a plastic worm or lizard or grub up real close and drift it deep. Twitch it back to you real slow. Try sneaking up on the rock or stump by cutting your motor and drifting up to it or trolling quietly up to it. Now drop your bait down and jig it. If there are any bass there, they wont be able to resist it. Stumps are always better than rocks because their roots provide cover for bass and baitfish. Jerry Martin is a member of the RedHead Pro Hunting Team and a former fishing guide who still loves to fish For more tips, log onto basspro.com and click on News & Tips Fellow citizens of Gadsden County, I am Erwin D. Beavers the son of Gadsden county social worker and educator, Martha Gunn Beavers. I was raised in Gadsden County, and graduated from James A. Shanks High School in 1990. I have a daughter who spent several years in the Gadsden school system and is now a graduate of Florida State University. I was fortunate enough to retire from the United States Navy as a Chief Air Traffic Controller and was stationed in several places abroad and in the United States. My posts include the following locations: Iraq (Enduring Freedom), NB San Diego, NASC Pensacola, and NAS Corpus Christi. While serving in the U. S. Navy, I was positioned as an educator and mentor of people of all ages. Upon moving home, I have continued my calling as an educator and mentor for six years by volunteering and working in after school and summer programs at James A. Shanks Middle School and Carter Parramore Academy. With my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Florida My name is Rodney S. Moore & Im proud to announce my candidacy for Gadsden County School Board Member District-2. Im a Gadsden County native & third of four children born to Earnest & Mary Youmans Moore. Im a member of St. Peter Apostolic Church, the Gadsden County Chapter of the NAACP & the West Florida Livestock Association. Im a 1983 graduate of James A. Shanks High School & Tallahassee Community College with an A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. I currently serve as Sergeant over the Criminal Investigative Unit with the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office & has worked twenty-seven years in law enforcement. In August 1986 I entered the Florida Highway Patrol Academy. Since graduating, I worked thirteen years as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, four years as City of Quincy Police Chief & have been a Gadsden County Sheriff Deputy since 2004. My experiences have allowed me to see the results of a CITYContinued from Page A1 Sports Bobcats begin regular season with pair of wins Munroe Lady Cats open season with mixed results Erwin Beavers announces candidacy for school board member, District 2 See BEAVERS/ Page A19 Rodney Moore announces candidacy for school board member, District 2 See MOORE/ Page A19 Brad Johnson bows out of state House race See RACE/ Page A19 Campaign2014
A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 1. Designate a lifeguard. Always pick at least one responsible adult to monitor children at all times. 2. Know CPR: Before investing in a pool, be sure to take a CPR class. The faster CPR can be admin istered to a person in distress, the stronger the longterm outcome. 3. Keep your water clean: Pool safety also includes keeping the water clean and sanitary for your family. Invest in the proper tools, such as the pool care systems from BioGuard, to keep your waters crystal clear. 4. Enroll kids in swimming lessons: Teach the skill of swimming to children at a young age. Enroll kids in classes to learn the basics and avoid accidents. 5.Teach the parts of a pool: Show children where to locate the drains, pipes and other pool openings. Explain the importance of avoiding these areas while swimming as they can cause harm. 6. Keep an eye in the sky: Storms can strike at any time in the summer. Be aware of the current weather and the days forecast before you jump in for a swim. 7. Dont rely on toys: Swimming noodles, innertubes and other inflatable pool toys do not take the place of a life jacket. 8. Keep a phone close: Always keep a cell phone or portable phone with you while supervising kids in the pool. 9. Keep your pool tidy: Keeping your pool toys and other clutter picked up after use will not only help prevent trip-and-fall accidents, it will also be less tempting for unwanted pool guests to engage in unsafe activities on your property. 10. Fence it up: Keep uninvited guests and potential accidents away from your pool property by install ing a four-foot or taller fence along with a selfclosing, self-latching gate.FAMILY FEATURES Warmer weather brings leisurely days spent poolside with friends and family. As you get ready to dive in to another season of fun in the sun, remember that safety comes first. With more than 10 million residential pools across America, the opportunities for water recreation right at home are plentiful. But so, too, are the chances of waterrelated mishaps. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. Children are particularly at risk; one in five drowning victims is age 14 or younger. However, dedicating appropriate attention to your family pools maintenance and ensuring you have created an environment of safety will let you enjoy swimming and splashing with greater peace of mind. Pools are a great source of enjoyment for families, and with proper supervision and care, the entire family can confidently dive in to hours of fun, said Joe DeFuria, Brand Manager of BioGuard. Taking time early in the season to brush up on this important information will help keep everyone safe all summer long. The CDC cites lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent unsuper vised water access, lack of close supervision while swimming as some of the leading risks associated with drowning. Preventive efforts such as learning to swim (or teaching swimming skills), ensuring at least one person with CPR training is present when the pool is in use and having proper safety devices (e.g., life vests and preservers) readily accessible help reduce injuries and accidents. Put these measures in place so you can enjoy the fun at hand, without the worry: Photos courtesy of Getty Images Saltwater Pools Are Making Waves Did you know saltwater pools are the hottest trend in new pool construction? According to Pool and Spa News, they make up 75 per cent of new pools built in the United States since 2007. Whats the difference between chlorine and salt water? While both pool types clean the water with chlorine, saltwater pools also require a salt generator cell and a stabilizer to keep waters properly sanitized. Why do customers choose saltwater over chlorine pools? Some feel saltwater is less harsh on the skin and eyes than traditional chlorine pools. However, saltwater pools require additional maintenance to avoid corro sion and to ensure chemical levels are in balance. Pool Care Doesnt Get a VacationIf a getaway is on your agenda this summer, plan ahead to ensure your pool is as pristine and inviting when you return as the day you leave. Work with a local pool care professional to create a vacation maintenance plan that matches your pools specific needs and takes into account how long youll be away. Before you leave, clean the pool thoroughly, brushing and vacuuming walls and floors. Test the water and correct any imbalances. Set the timer or enlist the help of a trusted friend or neighbor to ensure the pump runs a minimum of eight hours each day while youre gone. Upon returning home, have a professional water analysis performed to ensure that your pool is properly balanced and ready for swimming. Pool Maintenance EssentialsPool owners understand the importance of keeping it clean all season long. The experts at BioGuard provide these tips to keep your pool looking its best for family and guests:Make waves. Constant water movement helps prevent bacteria and algae from growing and ensures that the pool sanitizer is evenly distributed throughout the entire pool. Circulating pool water during the day for at least 12 hours also helps the filter catch debris. Check that filter. Backwash filters periodically and chemically clean filters a minimum of twice a season. Scrub-a-dub. Brush and vacuum pool walls once a week, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner, or hire a service. Test the waters. Every pool needs to be tested for the correct pH and sanitizer levels every week. Have a thorough water analysis performed by a professional every month.Keep that water treatment going. The right water treatment plan will both maintain pool equipment and keep the water inviting. For instance, the SilkGuard Technology in BioGuards Silk sanitizer line makes pool water feel soft and smooth on skin while also preventing corrosion and protecting equipment. ForadditionalpoolcaretipsandtofindalocalBioGuarddealer,visitwww.bioguard.com.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A11 FAMILY FEATURES Dessert is an indulgence, and when you delight in the taste, texture and aroma of a decadent sweet treat, you savor every bite. It is easy to get lost in the flavor and fragrance of rich chocolate or creamy caramel. But what happens when chocolate or caramel are paired with different flavors, like salty, sour or savory? Spurred by curiosity, the food scientists in the Wilton Test Kitchen dug deeper into unusual flavor pairings to enhance the taste experience. While the terms taste and flavor are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between the two. The taste of a food is what the taste buds perceive, while the flavor of a food is the combination of these tastes, plus the aroma and the other sensations. Treatology is the science of blending different flavors and tastes to create dishes that are an experience all on their own. Look for more taste, flavor and inspiration at http://treatology.wilton.com. Coffee Toffee Heath CupcakesMakes about 24 cupcakes Coffee increases the bitterness of the chocolate for richer, deeper flavor Toffee adds rich buttery notes and caramelized sugar flavorsCupcakes 1 cup water 2 tablespoons instant coffee 1 package (16.2 ounces) Devils Food cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil Ganache 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons instant coffee 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 package (8 ounces) English toffee bits Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin pan with baking cups. In a small bowl, combine water and instant coffee; stir to dissolve. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, coffee, eggs and oil. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Then, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill bak ing cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling grid to cool completely. For ganache, combine cream and instant coffee in small sauce pan; stir to dissolve. Warm over medium heat until cream begins tosteam;donotboil.Removefromheatandaddchocolatechips; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Place 1/2 cup ganache in disposable decorating bag. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, create a small hole in the center of each cupcake; pipe in ganache. Dip tops of cupcakes in remaining ganache; lightly shake off excess. Immediately dip cupcake in toffee bits. TASTE TERMINOLOGYThere are five basic taste categories the taste buds perceive: Sweetness is recognized by the presence of sugar. It is very predominant in desserts, but also creates great contrast with salty and sour. Sourness can be added through a variety of acidic foods, such as vinegars and citrus fruits. Salt enhances flavor, intensifies sweetness and sup presses bitterness. Bitterness may be found in a variety of foods, includ ing chocolate and coffee. When not in balance, bitter can be offensive, but in very small quantities it adds richness and depth. Umami is described as a savory, often mouthwatering taste perceived when eating meat, fish, cheeses like parmesan and bleu and certain vegetables such as asparagus.Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Pistachios and RaspberriesMakes 8 pops Greek yogurt adds sour cultured notes and creamy texture Sournessisbalancedbythesweethoney,whichcontributesfloralnotes Raspberries add fruity flavor, which is also slightly floral1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup, plus 4 teaspoons honey, divided 1 teaspoon Wilton Clear Imitation Vanilla Extract 1/4 cup raspberries 3 tablespoons chopped pistachios, divided 4 Wilton 8-inch Cookie Sticks, cut in half In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, cream, 1/4 cup honey and vanilla until smooth. Place one whole raspberry in the bottom of each Wilton Round Brownie Pops Mold cavity. Cut the remaining rasp berries into quarters. To assemble pops, spoon 1-1/2 teaspoon yogurt mixture over raspberry in mold cavity; lightly tap mold against work surface to level. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon pistachios over yogurt and then 1/4 teaspoon honey over pistachios. Repeat, layering yogurt, pistachios and honey, as listed above, lightly tapping mold to level. Add a quartered piece of raspberry; top with remaining yogurt mixture and lightly tap to level. Insert sticks about 2/3 into pop; freeze at least 3 hours or overnight.Sweet and Salty Caramel Cashew BrowniesMakes 15 brownies Caramel gets its flavor from browning sugar, butter and cream; it adds a rich, mouth-filling flavor Cashews add nutty, roasted flavor notes Salt reduces sweetness and increases the bitterness of the chocolate and butter in the caramel, creating a richer flavor6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (squares or chips) 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2/3 cupcashews,choppedplusadditionalforgarnish 15 soft caramel candies Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 9-inch x 9-inch pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring to combine. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder and salt. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla to chocolate mixture. Stir until well combined. Add flour mixture; stir until just incorporated. Stir in cashews. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 24 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out nearly clean. While brownies bake, unwrap caramel candies and roll each one out until it is 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut with medium sized Leaf Cut-Outs cutter. Remove brownies from oven and immediately top with caramel cut outs, arranging in 3 rows of five. Position a cashew on each caramel. Return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven. Cool on cooling grid until just barely warm. Cut into 1-1/2-inch x 3-inch rectangles and serve warm or at room temperature. Coffee Toffee Heath Cupcakes Pear and Brie Honey Tartlets Sweet and Salty Caramel Cashew Brownies Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops with Pistachios and RaspberriesPear and Brie Honey TartletsMakes about 2 dozen tartlets Brie has creamy texture and is a soft-ripened cheese with mild flavor Honey adds sweetness and balances the cheese flavor Pear also adds sweetness Cardamom adds a slight bitter note1 sheet (1/2 of a 17.3-ounce box), puff pastry, thawed 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons honey, divided 1-1/2 cups diced, peeled firm ripe pear 1/2 4-ounce wheel, brie, cut into 1/4-inch pieces Preheat oven to 400F. Prepare a 24-cavity mini muffin pan with vegetable pan spray. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry; roll out to about 12 inches x 8 inches. Cut into 24 squares, about 2 inches x 2 inches. Press each square into a prepared pan cavity. In a small bowl, stir together cardamom, salt and 2 tablespoons of the honey. Add pears; toss to coat. Add 1 heaping teaspoon pear mixture to each pastry tartlet. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Immediately top with pieces of brie. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid. Drizzle remaining honey over tartlets and serve immediately.
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The current investigation remains open. Janice Tyus of the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office said equipment has been stolen from surrounding counties including Leon and Jackson and owners have been coming to claim stolen property.Contact Robert Allen at 850-627-7649 or rallen@gadcotimes. com. GCSOContinued from Page A1 wouldnt have to walk. But then he went to the theater one day and saw a newsreel. He remembered watching a plane drop a bomb right on a tank. The tank went to pieces, Davis said. It was this moment that made him decide being in the air was his best bet. And he doesnt seem to regret his choice. I grew up, said Davis. It gave me a chance to grow up and take life seriously. I learned to pass some of it on to others. After the war, Davis worked for Ford Motor Company in Detroit. He took photos for them. Through this line of work, he encountered many historic figures, including Nelson Mandela. He also encountered the threat of a turbulent time and place. Detroit is tough, but I wasnt afraid of it, said Davis. I drove cab at night and boy, thats dangerous. He told the audience about a night when a passenger was standing on the sidewalk, presumably searching his pocket for money. Davis remembered something about the scene didnt seem quite right. Something was off. The man was taking too long. Davis stepped on the gas. And he did it just in time. The man leveled a handgun and fired a few shots. The bullets lodged in the post between the front and back seats. Davis said he often thinks about that night and how he was saved. The program also included a lesson from Leon Kelley, accompanied by other members of the Marianna Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers. They provided a history of the black cavalry and infantry units formed in the years immediately following the American Civil War. Elder Broderick Raines Sr. also provided a presentation about Thomas Dorsey, the musical pioneer largely responsible for the creation of gospel music as its own distinct style. After his presentation, Raines performed one of Dorseys most famous pieces, Take my Hand, Precious Lord. CHURCHContinued from Page A1 Elder Broderick Raines, Sr. sings Take my Hand, Precious Lord, after speaking about the songs lyricist, Thomas Dorsey. Photo by Robert Allen This equipment was recovered as part of a Gadsden County Sheriffs Office investigation Photo by Robert Allen According to the Gadsden Countys Sheriffs Office, equipment has been stolen from surrounding counties including Leon and Jackson.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A15 List 10 words that rhyme with scale. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Some answers: ale, bale, dale, hale, kale, male, pale, sale, stale, tale What Rhymes with Have you ever seen a marching band and wondered what the long, thin, silver instruments were called? They are flutes, and they are one of the oldest instruments around. Flutes have been around in some form or another for thousands of years. People who play flutes are called flautists or flutists. They blow air across a hole in the instrument to make music. There are several types of flutes. The most common is the concert flute. It is usually made of nickel or silver but can also be made of platinum or gold. An Old Instrument COLORING PICTURE COLORING PICTURE Do you play in the school orchestra? Here are some questions about orchestras. How many can you answer correctly? 1) All orchestras are led by a conductor. Fact or Fiction? 2) Orchestras play only classical music. Fact or Fiction? 3) Most orchestras do not have violinists. Fact or Fiction? 4) People who play the clarinet in an orchestra are called clarinetists. Fact or Fiction? 5) Some people in orchestras play half flutes called piccolos. Fact or Fiction? 6) Most orchestras have trumpet and trombone players. Fact or Fiction? 7) Trumpet players are called trombonists. Fact or Fiction? 8) People who play the harp in an orchestra hold their instrument under their chin. Fact or Fiction? 9) Drummers in an orchestra may use sticks, mallets or brushes to make dif ferent sounds. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some drummers may play the xylophone, which looks like a mini piano. Fact or Fiction? Fact or Fiction? Orchestra Challenge Orchestra Challenge Answers: 1) Fiction, some orchestras have no conductor, 2) Fiction, orchestras may play whatever style of music they want, 3) Fiction, violinists are an important part of orchestras, 4) Fact, 5) Fact, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, trumpet players are called trumpeterstrombone players are called trombonists, 8) Fiction, harpists hold their harp between their legs, 9) Fact, 10) Fact Jokes and Riddles Jokes and Riddles A: They have the perfect pitch. Q: Why are voice teachers so good at baseball? Q: What kind of music are balloons scared of? A: Pop music! Composers create music. Fill in the blanks to name some famous composers. Answers: 1) Frederic Chopin, 2) Johannes Brahms, 3) Richard Wagner, 4) Johann Sebastian Bach, 5) Ludwig Van Beethoven, 6) Joseph Haydn, 7) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1 F R __ D E R I C C __ O P __ N 2 J O H A __ __ E S B __ A H M S 3 R I C __ A R D __ A G __ E R 4 J O H __ N N S E __ A S T I A N B A C __ 5 L U D __ I G V A N B E E __ __ O V E N 6 J O S E __ H H A __ D __ 7 W O __ F G A N G A M A __ E U S M __ Z A __ T Name That Composer Name That Composer Name That Composer
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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 A17 1-877-676-1403 4074-0227 GCT (Cert# 886 ) 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: 886 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 293 P 707 LOT 2, BLK B, UNIT 2 GRETNA ESTS.OR 386 P 1156. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2323N4W04350000B0020 Name in which assessed: Sandra Bethea and MonterriousReshardBethea 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida 4073-0227 GCT (Cert# 2401 ) 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: 2401 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 731 P 1833; OR 731 P 1815; OR 705 P 1715; OR 666 P 1399; LOT 7 BLK J ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000J0070 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4072-0227 GCT (Cert# 2397 ) 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: 2397 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 2 BLK J ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000J0020 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4071-0227 GCT (Cert# 2398 ) 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: 2398 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 3 BLK J ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000J0030 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 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A18THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4099-0306 GCT Deryl S. Farmer and Ronnie Johnson 14000116DRA Temporary Custody PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14000116DRA Division: Family Deryl S. Farmer, Petitioner, and Ronnie Johnson, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY TO: RONNIE JOHNSON (Last Known Address): Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Temporary Custody has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Deryl Salendris Farmer whose address is 24372 Blue Star Hwy., Quincy, FL 32351on or before March 13, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Clerk of Courts, 10 East 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. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 2/10/2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Arnita Gr een, Deputy Clerk February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2014. 4000-0227 GCT vs. Byrd, Corine 13 001216 CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No: 13 001216 CAA WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-CP1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CP1, Plaintiff, vs. Corine Byrd; Unknown Spouse of Corine Byrd; KEL Title Insurance Agency Inc., a Florida Corporation; Unknown Tenant #1, Unknown Tenant #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KEL Title Insurance Agency Inc., a Florida Corporation Locatino Unknown If living; if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Gadsden County, Florida: The West /12 of Lot 5 of Perry Shelfer plot of ground in Havana, Florida, according to plat as recorded in Deed Book O, Page 585 of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida, and being in Section 34, Township 3 North, Range 2 West. A.P.N.: 2 34 3N 2W 0300 00000 0052 Street Address: 319 Conyers Street, Havana, Florida 32333. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield, Okon, Salome & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice, on or before March 22, 2014 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on February 6, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of said Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 February 20 & 27, 2014. 4002-0227 GCT vs. Bouie, Lori G. 20-2010-CA-000819 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 20-2010-CA-000819 WELLS FARGO DELAWARE TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR VERICREST OPPORTUNITY LOAN TRUST 2011-NPL1, Plaintiff, vs. LORI G. BOUIE; 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 15 day of November, 2013, in Civil Case No.: 20-2010-CA-000819, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO DELAWARE TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR VERICREST OPPORTUNITY LOAN TRUST 2011-NPL1 is the Plaintiff and, LORI G. BOUIE; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash South door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at 11:00 A.M. on 18 day of March, 2014, the following real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST TWO-THIRDS OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND IRON PIPE (2 INCH) KNOWN AS MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, AND RUN; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 33, DISTANCE OF 85.87 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031) ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 268 (AS PER STATE ROAD MAP SECTION NO. 50001-2403 (SHEET 6 OF 7); ALSO SAID POINT LYING ON A CURVE, CONCAVE THE SOUTHWEST FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 5764.65 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 08 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 14 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 835.47 FEET (THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 31 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 834.74 FEET TO A FOUND RE-BAR (D.O.T.); THENCE NORTH 63 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, 15.00 FEET TO A FOUND RE-BAR (D.O.T.) FOR A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 5779.65 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 01 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST, 147.44 FEET TO A ROUND RE-BAR (D.O.T.) FOR THE END OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST (BEARING BASE) 173.84 FEET TO A FOUND RE-BAR (D.O.T.); THENCE NORTH 64 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, 49.04 FEET TO A FOUND RE-BAR (D.O.T.); THENCE SOUTH 35 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 49 SECONDS EAST, 275.22 FEET TO A FOUND RE-BAR (D.O.T.); THENCE NORTH 89 DEGRE~S 15 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, 140.26 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031) ON THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID WEST TWO-THIRDS OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDS AND RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID EASTERN BOUNDARY, A DISTANCE OF 1207.48 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS # 3030) ON SAID NORTHERN BOUNDARY; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID NORTHERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 918.39 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME, KNOWN AS A 1995 FLEETWOOD SPRING HILL, IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS GAFLR34A20549-SH AND GAFLR34B2059-SH Property Address: 4237 High Bridge Road, Quincy, FL 32351 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 2, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk February 20 & 27, 2014. 4003-0227 GCT vs. Gardner Jr., Francis R. 13000485CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13000485CAA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. FRANCIS R. GARDNER, JR. A/K/A FRANCIS R. GARDNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANCIS R. GARDNER, JR. A/K/A FRANCIS R. GARDNER; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, will on the 6 day of March, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the South front door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson St., in Quincy, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Gadsden County, Florida: LOT 12, BLOCK B, SHAWS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF QUINCY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK I, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 7 day of February, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850-577-4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk February 20 & 27, 2014. 4005-0227 GCT vs. Jackson, Joyce F. 20-2010-CA-000464 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 20-2010-CA-000464 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONSBANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOYCE F. JACKSON; ONEAL JACKSON; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 15th day of November, 2013, and entered in Case No. 20-2010-CA-000464, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOYCE F. JACKSON; ONEAL JACKSON; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SOUTH SIDE OF COURTHOUSE STEPS, 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351, 11:00 AM on the 18 day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT A POINT 810.75 FEET WEST AND 1158.34 FEET SOUTH OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN WEST 509.25 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 161.07 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 509.25 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 161.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.9 ACRES MORE OR LESS. 181 WILLIE CIRCLE, MIDWAY FL, 32343 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in 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 this 2 day of December, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk Of The Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 4094-0220 GCT vs. Quintero, Ramon C. 20-2013-CA-001213 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 20-2013-CA-001213 Division MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. RAMON C. QUINTERO, JULAI G. QUINTERO, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:RAMON C. QUINTERO CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 64 FORRESTVIEW LN, CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL 32324 JULIA G. QUINTERO CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 64 FORRESTVIEW LN, CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL 32324 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gadsden County, Florida: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 6 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND PROCEED NORTH 0 WEST 22.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 59 10 EAST 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 59 10 EAST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 55 EAST 232 FEET; THENCE NORTH 59 10 WEST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 55 WEST 232 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; BEING A PART OF DUNWOOD ACRES DEVELOPMENT NO. 1, LOT NO. 18 OF AN UNREGISTERED PLAT AND LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 6 WEST GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 64 FORESTVIEW LN, CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL 32324 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Alicia R. Whiting-Bozich of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or before March 17, 2014, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: February 4, 2014. CLERK OF THE COURT, Honorable Nicholas Thomas 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351 (SEAL) By:/s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk 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, Tel: (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. February 13 & 20, 2014. 086150/1343226/dsb 4095-0220 GCT vs. West, Cynthia D. 2012-CA-000240 Re-Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No: 2012-CA-000240 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2004 ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2004 HE1 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE1, Plaintiff, vs. Cynthia D. West, Erika Wilford, The Money Tree of Florida, Inc. and Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 17, 2013 and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000240, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2004 ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2004 HE1 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE1, is the Plaintiff and Cynthia D. West, Erika Wilford, The Money Tree of Florida, Inc. and Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, are defendants, the Clerk of Gadsden County will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door of the Gadsden County Courthouse located at 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, Gadsden County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 4 day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: The West Halves (W 1/2) of Lots Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18) in Block Two (2) of Slappeys Addition to Quincy, Florida according to th emap or plat of Slappeys Addition to Quincy, said map or plat being of Record in the Clerks Office in Gadsen County, Florida. Said land situate, lying and being in Section Twelve (12), Township Two (2) North, Range Four (4) West in the City of Quincy, County of Gadsen and State of Florida. Street Address: 325 Cooper Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, this 28 day of January, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of said Circuit Court Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 -Pleadings@cosplaw.com February 13 & 20, 2014. 4096-0220 GCT vs. Sizemore, James 20-2011-CA-001321 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION, CASE NO: 20-2011-CA-001321 DIVISION: CITIBANK, NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE2 TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES SIZEMORE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 4, 2013, and entered in Case No. 20-2011-CA-001321 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida in which CitiBank, NA as trustee for WaMu Series 2007-HE2 Trust, is the Plaintiff and James Sizemore, The Unknown Spouse of James Sizemore n/k/a Brenda Bowman, are defendants, the Gadsden County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on at the south side of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, Gadsden County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF KING STREET WITH THE WEST SIDE OF 10TH STREET IN THE CITY OF QUINCY, FLORIDA, AND RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF KING STREET 538 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 150 FEET, THENCE WEST 133.64 FEET, THENCE NORTH 150 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID KING STREET, THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID KING STREET 134.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CITY OF QUINCY, COUNTY OF GADSDEN AND STATE OF FLORIDA. A/K/A 1015 WEST KING STREET, QUINCY, FL 32351-1525 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gadsden County, Florida, this 20 day of November, 2013. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743, (813) 221-9171 facsimile, eService: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts at the Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351, telephone numbers (850) 875-8601 for voice or (850) 875-8612 for fax, within two working days of your receipt of this document. To file response please contact Gadsden County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353 February 13 & 20, 2014. 11-67140 Telephone: (954) 453-0365, Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516, email@example.com February 20 & 27, 2014. 10-19563 4006-0227 GCT Tadlock, Thomas Davidson 14000002CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14000002CPA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF THOMAS DAVIDSON TADLOCK, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS DAVIDSON TADLOCK, deceased, whose date of death was February 11, 2012, File Number 14000002CPA, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 E. Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, Florida 32351. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 20, 2014. Personal Representative: Ms. Estelle Colston 118 Gibson Sawmill Road, Havana, FL 32333 Attorney for Personal Representative: David B. Switalski Florida Bar No.: 0984991 1018 Thomasville Rd., Ste. 111-A, Tallahassee, FL 32303 Telephone: (850) 222-6200 February 20, 27, 2014. 4098-0220 GCT Holloman Jr., Jessie 2014-00017CPA Amended Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-00017CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF JESSIE HOLLOMAN, JR., Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JESSIE HOLLOMAN, JR., deceased, whose date of death was December 12, 2013 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, with a mailing address of Post Office Box 1649, Quincy, Florida 32353. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DETH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 13, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ TARIK HOLLOMAN 140 Dusty House Road, Quincy, FL 32351 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MICHAEL K. MCCORMICK Attorney-at-Law Florida Bar No: 0020893 512 South Bolivar Street, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324 Telephone: 850-663-3865 February 13 & 20, 2014. 4075-0227 GCT (Cert# 667 ) 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: 667 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 561 P 1649; OR 511 P 2017; OR 334 P 1032; OR 329 P 213 LOT 4, MT CALVARY SUBDV; A MINOR SUBDV: COMM AT THE NORTH QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION 3-3N-4W AND RUN N 88 DEG 38 53 E 526.67 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE N 88 DEG 38 53 EAST 198.00 FT; S 00 DEG 31 21 E 26.60 FT; S 00 DEG 31 21 E 633.40 FT; S 88 DEG 38 53 W 198.00 FT; N 00 DEG 31 21 W 632.47 FT; N 00 DEG 31 21 W 27.53 FT TO THE P.O.B. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2033N4W4910000000040 Name in which assessed: Genelza Weston; Genelza Weston Butler Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4076-0227 GCT (Cert# 178 ) 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: 178 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 449 P 747 LOT 21 BLOCK A FOREST HILLS SUB., RECORDED PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2083N2W01530000A0210 Name in which assessed: Marion R Van Luven 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4077-0227 GCT (Cert# 2686 ) 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: 2686 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 624 P 324; OR 608 P 954 COMM AT THE SEC OF SW OF 35-1N-4W, RUN N 01* 11 W 763.7 FT; N 14* 04 E 140.13 FT ALONG ROAD TO BEGIN; N 14* 04 E 100 FT N 89* 12 W 82.65 FT; S 00* 34 W 96.3 FT; S 88* 01 E 59.3 FT TO POB. IN SECTION 35-1N -4W ALSO AN UNDIV. INT. IN ACCESS AREA PER OR 161 P 284. AND NOW ALSO THAT LOT KNOWN AS 1-E PER OR 315 P 868. LESS FROM ALL THE ABOVE A .20 ACRE LOT SOLD TO LARRY MELTON PER OR 324 P 683 OFF THE SOUTH END. IN SECTION 35-1N-4W. OR 121 P 596 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4351N4W0000003410200 Name in which assessed: Bert C Miranda & Connie L Miranda 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4078-0227 GCT (Cert# 2390 ) 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: 2390 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 56 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148 OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0560 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4079-0227 GCT (Cert# 2176 ) 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: 2176 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 387 P 988 COMMENCE AT THE SWC OF THE E 1/2 OF THE W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 SECTION 26-2N-5W AND RUN N 01 DEG 17 05 W 474 FT; N 01 DEG 17 05 W 200 FT; N 89 DEG 38 58 E 218.42 FT; S 15 DEG 45 11 W 168.07 FT; S 72 DEG 28 10 E 30 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE S 72 DEG 28 10 E 117.05 FT; S 41 DEG 28 36 E 47.42 FT; N 89 DEG 31 41 E 45 FT; S 01 DEG 17 05 E 81.59 FT; N 82 DEG 46 00 W 226.48 FT; N 15 DEG 45 11 E 128.28 FT TO THE P.O.B. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3262N5W0000003340300 Name in which assessed: Mary E Wright 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. 4080-0227 GCT (Cert# 1577 ) 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: 1577 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : COMM AT SEC OF THE SW S 89 DEG 20 MIN 59 SEC W, ALONG THE S BNDRY OF SAID SW 372.76 FT, N 47 DEG 35 MIN 01 SEC W. ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERN R/WAY 410 FT FOR THE POB. N 47 DEG 35 MIN 01 SEC W, ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERN R/WAY 317.77 FT, S 42 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC W, ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERN R/WAY 25 FT, N 35 DEG 16 MIN 41 SEC E ALONG THE SE BNDRY 559.24 F FT, N 00 DEG 13 MIN 58 SEC E ALONG THE E BNDRY OF JOYLAND 61.13 FT TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 20 FT ACCESS EASEMENT, S 79 DEG 03 MIN 28 SEC E, 207.98 FT TO THE SWC, S 00 DEG 02 MIN 02 SEC W 218 FT, S 49 DEG 33 MIN 13 SEC W ALONG THE WEST BNDRY OF LANDS 463.84 FT, S 42 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC W, ALONG THE W BNDRY A DIST OF 210 FT TO THE POB. OR 371 P 1712, OR 331 P 3 IN SECTION 16-2N-3W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3162N3W0000003432000 Name in which assessed: James Galloway Jr; Charles H & Barbara J Murray 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 7th Day of May, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014.
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I have the insight and exposure to know the potential of our school system. It is functioning now, but it could be operating at a much higher level with many achievements as a resulting factor. Currently, we have a school system that needs to:increase the number of high school graduates, expand parental involvement through an open door policy, improve accountability to include a well-defined checks and balances system, enhance teacher retention through higher salaries to demonstrate commitment to students, and develop the whole child through services provided by the school system as well as the community. With my years of training in Educational Psychology, I specialize in working with the school community (teachers, parents, children, businesses, and organizations). I have also been trained to identify and evaluate interests in emotional and behavioral development, students learning, and social skills. In order to achieve these objectives, educational psychologists, such as myself, perform research in many forms on classroom dynamics, teaching styles, and learning variables. If the educational needs of our students in all capacities including the aforementioned are not met, proper consultation and assessment should be completed to assist our students in becoming whole children and graduating from high school in a timely manner. I want to make sure this comes to fruition. Accordingly, we will have more productive citizens of our community who have a desire to give back to it. These steps in elevating the Gadsden County School System are a process. I, Erwin D. Beavers, am asking for your support and vote for School Board Member, District 2 in implementing this process on August 26, 2014. Thank you in advance for supporting our children. BEAVERSContinued from Page A9 school system that has benefitted the minority & failed the majority. You see, the effects dont stop at the home of the student who dropped out, has been expelled or cant seem to pass the FCAT. The effects show up in our neighborhoods where homes are being burglarized, drugs are being sold & young men & women are juggling the challenges of parenthood rather than their courseload at a local university. How bright is the future that you see for our county? The majority of students who are fortunate to graduate & go on to secure a higher education or enlist in the military are not returning to Gadsden County. They are taking their abilities to help other communities prosper while Gadsden County remains a dim light in the rearview mirror of their lives. Its time to place a higher demand on what we expect for our children & county. Its time the school system (1) start offering an alternative to suspending & expelling students, (2) start recruiting & offering incentives for our sons & daughters to return home to invest in our county, (3) stop talking & start working towards ending the problem of drugs & gangs in our schools, (4) start making decisions that are right & not just popular, (5) start demanding accountability where otherwise weve only gotten excuses and (6) its time for the salaries of our teachers to align with the salaries of those working in our School Board Office. As a resident, parent & law enforcement officer Im ready to see us address the real issues in our school system & our community. Residents of District-2, you need a qualified candidate who was born, raised & remained here, who cares about the future of our county, is not concerned about titles or a pat on the back & is willing to make the tough decisions that are in the best interest of our students & teachers. Im asking for your vote on August 26, 2014. Lets stand together for Accountability and Progress and lets work together to make a difference! MOOREContinued from Page A9 unteers, I would like to announce that I am suspending my campaign for the Florida House of Representatives, effective immediately. The decision to suspend my campaign was made with just as much consideration as when I commenced, and is made with the wellbeing of the district in mind. As a proud member of the Muse Family of Midway, I was raised with strong rural values; and seeking this position was made out of a selfless desire to serve the people of District 8. Being on the campaign trail afforded me the opportunity to listen to many stories, and has embolden my belief that our best days are yet to come. My family and I express our deepest thanks for the prayers and well wishes that have fueled us. So many people contributed to my campaign; for that, I am very appreciative and humbled beyond measure. As I continue to live out what I believe is a calling and purpose, I will continue to stay in the fight for the families who reside in District 8. I truly thank my team, my entire family, and most of all thank you for considering my candidacy. RACEContinued from Page A9 Havana native to host open house for medical office Its been 20 years since Dr. Acquinonette Bryant left the small community of Havana, but she never forgot her Gadsden County roots, or the lessons instilled in her by her late father, Billy L. Bryant, and mother, retired Havana Elementary School Teacher, Mary Alice MickensBryant. In November, Bryant opened Jasmine Womens Center, located at 1983 Centre Pointe Blvd., Suite 104, Tallahassee. Bryant attended Florida A&M University and completed a B.S. in Biology PreMed in 1995. Bryant received her medical degree from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine in 2001. Bryant, went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University in 2005. While at Duke, Bryant received multiple teaching awards, and has been recognized for published articles in pre-term labor and preterm birth assessment. Bryant worked for the United States Army for the past eight years as a medical personal service contractor through the United States Department of Defense. Bryants love of teaching, and passion for Obstetrics and Gynecology earned her a position as a medical instructor at Madigan Army Medical Center located at Fort Lewis Washington. At Madigan Army Hospital, Bryant worked under the instruction of the Chief Consultant for Obstetrics and Gynecology to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. With many prayers from family and friends, hard work, proper planning and love for her home, Bryant made the decision to return home to practice medicine with community outreach, advocacy and teaching. Bryant hopes through a patient-centered approach, she can create a positive change for the health empowerment of women. Bryant specifically hopes to help combat the perils of infant mortality in Gadsden County and the Big Bend areas. Bryant is now accepting patients Monday through Friday with evening appointments to 7 p.m. Saturday appointments are also available to 1 p.m. From 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, Bryant will host her official community grand opening for Jasmine Womens Center and would like to invite the wonderful friends and neighbors of Gadsden County and the surrounding communities to review the practice, meet the staff and enjoy refreshments. Library concert strikes chord with audience ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterFolk musician Adam Miller performed Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Gadsden County public library in Quincy. With a repertoire of more than 5,000 songs, Miller performed selections spanning several hundred years of folk history. He accompanied himself, alternating between the acoustic guitar and the autoharp. Miller also performed one folk song a cappella. A resident of Drain, Ore., Miller regularly tours across the United States, playing as many dates as he can manage to find and schedule. The further away from home, the easier it is to get an audience in the United State of America, Miller said. When in Quincy, the folk musician had just finished a chain of gigs in peninsular Florida a place he jokingly described as filled with willing audiences from Ohio. Miller, who arrived at the show with no more equipment than he could carry, is something like a drifting troubadour, playing in one small town after another. I like to work every day, said Miller. Its the only way to make a living doing this work. Miller has booked shows in venues ranging from folk festivals to school auditoriums to general stores. But his favorite places to play are public libraries. Libraries are the best place to gig, Miller said. Theyre See CHORD/ Page A20
A20THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY20, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HF5Q the most democratic place in America. Ive seen North America playing in libraries. You get really interesting audiences. Remember this: Libraries will get you through times with no money a whole lot better than money will get you through times with no libraries. Between songs, Miller spoke. He wove together related threads of folklore, history, comedy, anecdote and autobiography. The audience appeared engrossed in Millers words while anticipating the musical culmination of each narrative. And Miller delivered every time. At the end of each interlude, he slipped into a song prefaced by his collected knowledge. Miller dismissed any explanation of his guitar, noting the instruments ubiquitous position within popular American culture for the last half-century. He did, however, provide a brief history of his signature instrument, the autoharp a device that has become a musical oddity in contemporary songwriting. According to Miller, at one point in the late 1800s, 3,000 autoharps where shipped each week. And in 1868, an autoharp could be mail-ordered from a Sears Roebuck catalogue for $6.95. Many of these instruments were destined for elementary school classrooms. Much of the audience lingered to speak with Miller after the already-intimate performance came to an end. The crowed proved eager to ask questions, exchange information or share stories. The musician stayed and conversed until the very last visitor left the library. Miller spoke sparingly during this time about his own musical background, but he did offer this pithy explanation of Pete Seegers importance in his life: No Pete, CHORDContinued from Page A19 Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report Feb. 3, 20141. Jeffrey Bernard Green, Robbery. 2. Shaketra Arnett, FTA/CM/VOP Forgery 3 cts. 3. Dwayne D. Smith, Agg. Assault w deadly weapon without intent to kill. 4. Kaalos Trenard Foster, VOP/Trespass. 5. Anthony Lashawn Bryd. Cocaine Poss. 6. Terrell Jerome Bradwell. VOP/ Grand Theft. 7. Dawuan NaJee Williams. Agg. Battery, Burglary, Vehicle Theft, Robbery and False Imprisonment. 8. Martinez Gershon Hardy, VOP/ Abuse child and Agg. assault. 9. Nicole Smith Lockwood. VOP/ Unemployment Comp. Fraud. 10. Sanchez Mario Davis. VOP/ Cocaine Poss. 11. David Tyrone President Sr., VOP. 12. David James Hobley. Lewd and Lasc. behavior. Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report Feb. 17, 20141. Delmarcus Maurice Frost, Sexual Battery. 2. Shawn Ryan Boyd, KidnapFalse Imprisonment. 3. Donterrious Reshard Turner, VOP/ROWOV. 4. Anthony Wade Hendrixson, VOP/Agg Assault with deadly weapon. 5. Corey Davis, Agg. Battery. 6. Freddie Lee Figgers, Agg. Battery and Criminal Mischief. 7. Jacquita Nakeya Blue, Grand Theft. 8. Russell Rishi Monlux, Agg. Battery. Adam Miller performs at the library in Quincy. Photo by Robert Allen Musical farce offers something for everyone If you like comedy tested by time, youll love A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a vaudevillian extravaganza set in ancient Rome and soon to burst onstage at the Quincy Music Theatre. Full of mayhem, mistaken identities, groan-worthy puns and satirical comments on society, this musical is a merry romp in a classical setting-classic farce. From the moment it hit Broadway in 1962, winning several Tony Awards, the show has been a Tony magnet for each actor lucky enough to win the part of Pseudolus, the poor slave who outwits his masters. Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander have all won best actor Tonys portraying him. QMT audiences will find an equally talented Pseudolus in multi-talented Scott Bergman, a favorite QMT comedic actor and music teacher at Robert. F. Munroe Day School. Audience regulars will remember Bergmans hilarious and poignant portrayal of Ali Hakim in last seasons Oklahoma, and his sidesplitting Captain Hook in Peter Pan, among other roles. Joining Bergman are 18 cast members (eight from Quincy). Other leads include Jasmine Tyus as Domina, Nick Henn as Senex, Bradley Gay as Hero, Brew Juliet as Hysterium and Robyn Smith as Philia. Director Bill Mock, also of Quincy and QMT managing director, has taken a great play and made it even better by adding more choreography: Starting at the beginning, weve made the opening into a big Las Vegas-style dance number. This is one of my favorite musicals, Mock notes, there is so much subtle humor in the lines, so much innuendo. And youll leave humming all of the songs, particularly Comedy Tonight. Everyone who comes should be prepared to laugh! The show takes the stage Feb. 28 to March 2, and March 7 to 9 at QMT. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees and a second-Saturday matinee on March 8 are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors/military. For tickets, please visit www.qmt.org or call 850-875-9444 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Quincy Music Theatre is located at the Leaf Theatre building in downtown Quincy. Parents please note, this show is rated PG13 for sexual innuendo. Want to congratulate your favorite cast or crew member? Remember QMT is now selling fresh flowers by the stem in the lobby, so you wont have to bring blossoms that might wilt in your lap! Pseudolus, the slave (Quincy actor Scott Bergman, right) finds his patience tried once again by aptly named Hysterium (Brew Juliet, left). Photo by Karen Mesterton-Gibbons