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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE9 50 14 PAGES, 1 SECTIONPanthers, Tigers clash in Chipley/A8 Stew Parsons, former judge and current executive director of Sustainable Tallahassee, speaks about his personal experience with solar energy. Photo by Robert Allen NEWS BRIEFS Local tax exemption deadlines aheadMarch 1 is the deadline for applications and renewals for homestead exemptions, low income senior citizen exemption, disability exemption, certain veterans exemptions and agricultural classifications. For questions concerning these exemptions and classifications or for copies of these applications, please contact the Gadsden County Property Appraisers Office, 3 W. Calhoun St., Quincy, FL 32351. For information, call 627-7168.Free tax return help available for Gadsden residentsThe Gadsden County Extension Offices joins forces with United Way/VITA in offering free tax preparation to the citizens of Gadsden County. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, Feb. to April 12. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. Taxpayers are asked to bring proof of identity, all tax forms (W2, 1098, etc.), information for other income, Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents, proof of account for direct deposit, identification number for child care provider, information for deductions/credits and a copy of last years tax return. Call 850-875-7255 more information or to schedule an appointment. INDEX Opinion . . . .A4 Obituaries . . .A3 Classifieds . .A10 Church News . .A5 Sports . . . .A8 Education . . .A6 GCSO nets another stolen property suspect ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter In their continuing investigation of stolen equipment sales, the Gadsden County Sherriffs office arrested Ricardo Denaz Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 20, on two counts of dealing in stolen property. The arrest comes in the wake of GCSO interviews with suspects Charles Hayes and Homer Garner. Both men were arrested earlier this month after a confidential source provided GCSO with information about a stolen tractor sale. Jacksons arrest report primarily references the GCSOs past report on Garners arrest. According to his arrest report, Garner insisted his involvement with stolen property was strictly as a middleman. Jackson was one of the men for whom Garner claimed to broker, according to Garners arrest report. Jacksons arrest report gives an account of how in 2011 Jackson and Garner allegedly sold a nearly new New Holland tractor for $3,000 to a Gadsden County man. With front scoop and backhoe, the New Holland tractor is valued at $15,000. The local man paid with a check. He recently provided GCSO a copy of the check, front and back, for their files, according to sheriffs office records. According to Jacksons arrest report, the local man also included his older tractor and older attachments as additional payment for the New Holland tractor. According to Jacksons arrest report, both he and Garner were present for the 2011 sale of the tractor. In Jacksons report, Garner also alleges he worked with Jackson when procuring the tractor from the individual who transported it from Leon County. Jacksons arrest report does not include any comments from Jackson. Jacksons bond was set at $10,000. Ricardo Jackson Stepping into his story ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterSustainability and connectivity were critical concepts at the recent Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce Go Gadsden meeting. The group gathered at 8 a.m. Feb. 21 in Midway at the Tri-Eagle Sales Center. The meeting included announcements about both local and regional developments. If we succeed, if Gadsden County succeeds, if our region succeeds, we all succeed, said Sue Dick, president of the Tallahassee/Leon County Chamber of Commerce. Stew Parsons, former judge and current executive director of Sustainable Tallahassee, discussed a new solar project the chamber is currently pursuing. Parsons installed a solar energy system at his own home and reported highly efficient results. When the project is completed, the chamber will become the first commercial operation in Quincy to install a fully integrated solar energy system. Independent Green Technologies, a sustainable energy firm based in Tallahassee, will install the Chambers system. The company has completed projects at the Tallahassee Regional Airport and the Franklin County Courthouse Annex in Apalachicola. Independent Green Technologies offers a Go Gadsden meeting takes regional outlook See SOLAR/ Page A13 Quincy parade honors Black History Month ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterWhen the marching band stopped midway through the parade route, Jaylin Stripling carefully placed his drum majors mace on the street. A moment later, it became clear why. The whole band began to dance. It was fun, said Stripling, East Gadsden Highs drum major. Each year its something different. The parade, organized in honor of Black History Month, moved east along West Crawford Street. Both sides of the street were lined with spectators. Stripling said he looks forward to the performance every year. Everyone chipped in to make the dance routine, he said. The parade involved a wide variety of participants, including local businesses, churches, charities and social organizations. Morris Young, sheriff of Gadsden County, led the procession. See PARADE/ Page A14 Chili cook-off Relay for Life fundraiser set to simmer ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterGadsden County is holding its inaugural chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27,on the courthouse lawn. The event is part of the countys involvement with Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser to combat cancer. It will really have a community feel,said Olivia Smith, Gadsden Countys special projects coordinator. Were going to have a great time and raise some money. At least 10cooks will be participating in the contest, which organizers plan to turn into an annual event. We want to have real people with real down-home recipes, said Smith. According to Smith, one of the recipes will feature venison. She could not, however, comment about other chili entries key ingredients. Theres going to be a lot of secret recipes, she said. The county will set up a tent and provide power for each participants slow cooker or cooking surface. Its supposed to be cooler weather,which will be great since were cooking chili, said Laurel Bradley, an executive assistant with Gadsden County and another member of the countys Relay team. Well probably learn a lot from this event,and next year it will be even better, she said. Bradley explained three judges will sample each chili entry, assigning a score to every pot. These numbers will then be totaled. Awards will be presented to the first-, second-, and thirdplace cooks. Tickets are $5. Each includes a bowl of chili, a drink, and crackers. They are currently on sale at the county administrators office. They will also be available at the event.Robert Allen can be reached at rallen@gadcotimes. com or 850-627-7649. Jaylin Stripling, an East Gadsden High School drum major, marches Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Black History Month parade in Quincy. Photo by Robert Allen
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Anderson Andy HayesAnderson Andy Hayes, 83, of Glassboro died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Vista Hospice Inpatient Unit in Stratford following an extended illness. Born in Bridgeton on September 14, 1930 to the late Anderson G. Hayes and Ida Mae Bradwell Hayes, he was the husband of the late Violet Cooper Hayes. During his illness he had resided at his daughter Sharons home for the past five years. Anderson had been raised in Bridgeton but had lived in Vineland for a period of 25 years. Prior to his retirement, Andy had worked as a supervisor for Owens Illinois Glass Co. for over 30 years. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he proudly served during the Korean Conflict as a communications and radio specialist. He was a championship caliber golfer who enjoyed basketball, especially the Philadelphia 76ers. Andy had been a Varsity runner on the track team in high school for four years. He also enjoyed fishing and landscaping his home. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Hayes of Glassboro; three sons; Andy Hayes and his wife Dorothy of Port St. Lucie, FL, Jeffrey Hayes of Absecon and Mark Hayes of Quincy, FL; a sister, Thelma Marie Hayes of Bronx, NY; four grandchildren, Nicole Williams, Sharyce Hayes, Jasmine Hayes and Markia Hayes; a greatgranddaughter, Makayla Lockett and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by four brothers; Ralph Hayes, Louis Joe Hayes and George Hayes. Funeral services will be held at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Twp. on Wednesday February 19th at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Hopewell Twp. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 9 AM to 11 AM prior to the services. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.comHarryHoltHarry K. Holt, 83 years of age, or Quincy, Fl, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The funeral service is Saturday, March 1, 2014, 11:00 am at St. James A.M.E. Church of Quincy, FL with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery, of Quincy, Fl. The wake will be from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014, at New Zion A.M.E. Church of Quincy, FL. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Barnes Holt of Quincy, FL;WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 A3 Obituaries 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 Q: Whats the difference between Instagram and Skype? A: Come to free workshops at the Library to find out! If youre befuddled by newfangled terminology, or just curious to learn how new technologies can enhance your life, let the Gadsden County Public Library System introduce you to a couple of fun classes that just may turn you into a techie in a flash. An Instagram workshop will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Havana Public Library. Heres a sneak peak at Instagram: Its a popular photo-sharing and social media network accessed via an application installed on an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android camera phone. Users can take and edit photos, then share them on a variety of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr. In the Instagram workshop, you will learn See DEATHS / Page A10 See LIBRARY/ Page A10 000HBH7 000HHMF NOTICE OF INTENT FOR TRANSMITTAL OF A FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Midway Planning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. intends to hear CPA2014-01, a large scale Future Land Use Map amendment to the Midway Comprehensive Plan, to change the land use of properties located at Tax Parcel ID #4-16-1N-2W-0000-00320-0100 from Agriculture-3 (Gadsden County) to Agriculture (Midway) on the Midway Future Land Use Map. The parcels are owned by Florida Wildlife Commission and consist of 233.5 acres. Persons wishing to review the files on the above projects may do so at Midway City Hall located at 50 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, FL 32343. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the City or attending the public hearing should contact the City by calling 850-574-2355 at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such public hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be used. 000HHGU MARCH 000HHLO NOTICE OF INTENT FOR TRANSMITTAL OF A FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Midway Planning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. intends to hear CPA2014-02, a large scale Future Land Use Map amendment to the Midway Comprehensive Plan, to change the land use of property located at Tax Parcel ID #s 4-05-1N-2W-0000-00130-0000 and 4-05-1N-2W-0000-00131-0000 from Agriculture-1 (Gadsden County) to Agriculture (Midway) on the Midway Future Land Use Map. The parcels are owned by Henry B. Dover, Jr. and consist of a total of 21.93acres. Persons wishing to review the files on the above projects may do so at Midway City Hall located at 50 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, FL 32343. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the City or attending the public hearing should contact the City by calling 850-574-2355 at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such public hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be used.
Ive come to learn that gardening is one of the most satisfying ways to exert energy for a greater good. A garden has five basic components: .soil, seeds, water, sunshine and labor simple, yet profound! Since time immemorial, diverse civilizations have developed methods of plant cultivation for both nutritional survival and, for many, beautification of their home and community environments. My dear Grandma Minnie grew up in a small Russian shtetel where potatoes, beets, cabbages and assorted greens were the staples of existence. Upon coming to this country in 1908 her love of the land traveled with her across the Atlantic. Even in the crowded tenement apartment on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan where she lived as a teenager, she found a corner of a fire escape or sunlit window where she could keep a plant or two. She so enjoyed watching the new green leaves come to life just like she herself was growing into her new life in America. When my grandparents settled in the rural Bronx in 1918 (yes, the Bronx was considered the countryside back then), she planted a garden plot in her back yard every spring tomatoes, cukes, peas, beans, eggplant and many other varieties were set in rows, providing delicious and oh-sohealthy ingredients for her homemade meals feeding her family and oftentimes, the many guests at her table. My grandparents lived in that house for more than 50 years, and a summer did not pass without Minnie growing a bountiful garden. She would wrap the freshpicked vegetables in her long apron and carry the goods upstairs for washing and sorting in her airy kitchen. She knew so many ways to do things right, and tending her beloved garden was one of her special investments of time and loving care that produced bountiful dividends. Yes, I know that yard work is hard work, but the rewards are great in productive exercise, beautification and the flavors of fresh-picked produce. I must admit that my wife, Charlotte, is the true horticulturalist in the family, but I pitch in with weekend manual labor at her direction. There is special satisfaction I feel in pulling out a pesky clump of weeds by the root, pruning and trimming a flowering bush for healthier seasonal growth and planting a tree. I ascribe to the Chinese proverb, We plant trees today so generations to come will enjoy the shade. Our Tallahassee in-town yard has five raised beds where we grow many seasonal varieties of organic vegetables and many flowering plants. Our nearby beehive serves as a launching point for the busy insects whose work is focused on locating flowers to pollinate, then returning back home with nectar and specks of pollen with which they produce honey to feed themselves and their queen. Our bees produce plenty of honey, enough for us to harvest our percentage of the profit as payment for our investment as their landlord! The process of tending a garden is one of lifes great opportunities for learning patience and participating in the nearly miraculous process of natural life cycles. I was raised to appreciate gardening, and we nurtured that interest in our sons who are both foodies, to our great delight. I truly believe the more children are given the opportunity to be gardeners, the greater the likelihood they will grow to appreciate nature, learn the power of patience and understand more about healthy nutrition. The movement for community gardening has quite literally taken root in all corners of the country. Edible landscaping is an awesome trend. Im especially excited to learn how many schools, early childhood centers, neighborhood parks and elder care facilities are utilizing open spaces to create garden spots. This wonderful website www.kidsgardening.or g is a valuable resource for promoting this movement. With so many of our children eating too many of their meals out of fast-food bags and boxes, giving them the thrill of growing their own veggies is not only great for education, its a powerful introduction to the world of delicious and diverse cuisine. Gardening and advocacy Its clear to me that effective public policy advocacy is closely akin to growing a garden. It certainly takes motivation and a perceived need to make a condition better. Neither gardening nor advocacy is for everyone. Some people would prefer staying on the sidelines, keep to themselves and let others do the work, to be silent consumers rather than active participants. Ive found the world is made up of two kinds of folks: people who get things done and those who are just fine with the way things are and never get their hands dirty no matterA4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMIf only the world could maintain the true humane and brotherly spirit of what the Olympic Games should be, all 365 days of the year. I guess that would be the same as keeping the real meaning of Christmas alive and well all year, 24/7, as well, wouldnt it? I dont know about you, but I usually cant wait until the winter Olympic games begin as I become excited about watching countries from around the world meet together in some beautiful, wintery place to compete in a sport theyve given their all to for many years. There is nothing like becoming excited or fascinated while watching a competition and not caring much about who wins or what country they represent. Isnt that what the games are all about? I love watching a competitor give his or her all to a certain sport and just forgetting about what country he or she is from. Sure, its great when an American wins, but isnt it just as thrilling when a youngster or old timer wins, and they may be from some relatively unknown country that doesnt normally make the evening news? When these 2014 Olympic Games began my neighbor, Bill stepped out to walk his dog one morning, and we greeted one another. Bill is from the Netherlands and has spent most of his life living in Canada. Ill bet youre having a heckuva time rooting for teams if youre watching the Olympics, Bill, I said. You know, Ray, youre right; I have to root for three teams, he replied. I congratulated him for the great victories the Dutch had achieved in speed skating and started to walk away. Bill blurted out in a friendly manner: Go Dutch! Now that to me is what the Olympic games can do for a body: that is, make one want to wish his neighbor, not born in America, well wishes for whatever countrys team he hoped would win, or in Bills case, any of three different teams. I havent met my neighbors from across the street who happen to be from Russia. If I did meet them I would be excited about congratulating them for the medals Russia has won thus far in the games. What does make me unhappy about the 2014 winter Olympics is the biased, yea, rah, rah, broadcasts from Americas news media. But then, what else is new? Why cant networks just air the games and report on the events without bias, prejudice or condescension? It started out weeks before the Olympics had begun when the major network that would be sponsoring the games started airing gloomy and negative reports about Sochi, Russia, not being ready for the games. Worse, when the games finally began they didnt give daily news viewers a chance to turn down their TV volumes or leave the room so watching that days competitions wouldnt be spoiled by knowing the results ahead of time. I do remember in the past that news anchors at another of the three networks had always given you a chance to tune out if one had chosen to. Arrrrrrgh! The opening night of this years Olympics was spectacular as most of them are. It is so wonderful to see any country go all out to make the opening night festivities enjoyable for those around the world. What did our American broadcasters do? Why, they highlighted the failure of one snowflake not turning into an Olympic ring as all the other snowflakes had done! Arrrrrrgh! In all fairness to the network covering the Olympics, I was able to view and enjoy most of the events televised and the beauty of Sochis mountains and surrounding terrain. As badly or negatively as the U.S. press seems to want to make Putin out to be, I thought he was gracious, courteous and genuinely happy to be a part of the Olympic Games. It warmed my heart a little to see him smiling and attempting to be gracious to athletes from other countries. His country had come together and proved a network wrong. The Olympics in Sochi did come about and with style, pomp and glory. People from around the world have had a chance to view the games in all their splendor in yet another country where so many thought the games wouldnt come about. Even the security afforded has been thus far successful, and no major terrorist action has occurred as predicted it would. I have read a few newspaper editorials where an individual columnist stated that if the Sochi coverage was an example of a free and fair American press, her profession needed to reexamine itself. Did you happen to watch the games the night Jeremy Abbott, American figure skater, while attempting to do his quadruple toe loop in the Mens Figure Skate Short Program, fell and crashed into the wall? You knew as a television viewer that you would be treated, or should I say taunted, with an instant replay of the fall, and yet another, another ... Jeremy laid there in pain and agony until we thought he might not get up, and then suddenly surprised the world. Why, he not only arose from the ice, he smiled, and went about continuing his program. And then he performed a triple Lutz-triple toe combination with precision and grace. God bless Jeremy Abbott and all those Olympians who suffered some type of misfortune but somehow were able to rise above the occasion, shake themselves off, and skate, ski, jump or slide to the finish line. Now thats what the Olympic Games are all about! God bless you. Letters to the editorOpinionGardening and Advocacy take patienceThe U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and 970 locations in California alone. About 8.7 million pounds were shipped all through 2013 by Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, Calif. The recall comes in the wake of USDAs new inspection program that allows the meat industry to increase speed of processing lines and replace federal inspectors with plant employees. According to the USDA inspector general, this has resulted in partial failure to remove fecal matter, undigested food and other contaminants that may contain deadly E. coli and listeria bacteria. Traditionally, USDA has catered more to the interests and profitability of the meat industry than health and safety of American consumers. Consumer interests come into play only when large numbers of us get sick. Having USDA protect consumers is like asking the fox to guard the henhouse. The Obama administration should reallocate responsibility for all food safety to the Food and Drug administration. In the meantime, each of us can assume responsibility for our own safety by switching to the rich variety of soy-based meat products offered by our favorite supermarket. Glen Claus Quincy Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351-3137AND CONTINUING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE TRIBUNE (USPS 212) ESTABLISHED 1901Editor/Manager Cheri Harris, firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvertising Sales: email@example.com Legals/Classified: firstname.lastname@example.org 877676-1403 Circulation: 877401-6408 Telephone: 850-627-7649 Fax: 850-627-7191 Web: www. gadcotimes.com Published weekly every Thursday by The Gadsden County Times. Periodical Postage paid at Quincy, FL 32351 Mailing address: 15 S. 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PMaking melody at Fountain Head AME Fountain Head AME Church will host a musical program. Church choirs, soloists and/or praise dancers are welcome to attend. The program will be at 7 p.m. March 8. For information contact Bro. Terrance Wood at 850508-1318. Womens conference plannedTrue Wisdom New Hope Ministries International Development Center Inc. hosts S. D. James Evangelistic Association Inc.s 2014 International Womens Auxiliary Conference. Beginning Thursday, March 27, and ending Sunday, March 30, participants can enjoy daily seminars, evening services, 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 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, which includes conference materials, daily seminars and a banquet. For information, contact: Host Pastor Vickie Rutledge, 850-504-0730; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Pastor Lucille Y. Mason, 561-842-0729.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 Feb. 26 to 28. Bishop Reginald Washington, Pastor and Agape Christian Fellowship Center church family will celebrate the churchs 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 850-6885230, Sis. Versie HillBryant 850-264-0360, or Sis. Linda Horton 850491-3252, Minister Allen Jones, Manager.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. Miracle Temple COGIC Silent Auction Under The Stars with music, food and fun from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Entry fee to participate in auction is $5. Items to be auctioned: hotel stay certificates, gym memberships, gift cards, gift baskets and more. Miracle Temple COGIC Ministries is at 9685 Blue Star Highway, Mt. Pleasant. Phone 850-856-9211.St. Peter AME hosts praise serviceThe St. Peter AME Church family, Gregory W. Hodges, pastor, will host a special service at 3 p.m. March 23, at 866 Peters Road in Midway. Theme: Shifting the Atmosphere Praise Service. The public is invited to this higher praise service sponsored by Basic Truth Choir. Speaker will be Apostle Lee Lyons of Bainbridge, Ga., and the Priestly Singers. For information, call Martha Koonce-Walker, 850-5756068.Ministry to host mens conferenceTrust God Ministries will present the annual Mens Conference at 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7. On March 6 the speaker will be Bishop Marvin Alls from The Open Door Church and March 7 the speaker is Pastor Kevin Williams from 1st Elizabeth M.B. Church in Quincy. Breakfast of championsA Prayer Breakfast will start at 9 a.m. March 15 at Salem A.M.E. Church, 205 Kemp St. Greensboro. The missionary society of Salem AME Church will host the event to celebrate their missionary weekend. The guest speaker will be Sis. Sandra Bryant, first lady of St. John AME Church in Quincy. There is no charge and a full course breakfast will be served. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate with the missionaries and hear a powerful messageWWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 A5 Praise the Lord During her presentation about Tanzania at Greater Tanner Chapel AME Churchs A Taste of Africa program, Dr. Eunice Muchuruza demonstrates how a typical Tanzanian woman can transform her sash, wearing it like an apron or a bath towel, depending on the desired application. Photo by Robert Allen Cake, white lies and the truth Have you heard about the Baptist White Lie cake? Dont know if this is a true story or not, but it seems that Alice Grayson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., had signed up to bake an angel food cake for the Baptist Church Ladies Group bake sale Alice was known for her light, fluffy, perfect angel food cakes. However, this one came out disfigured and lopsided, and with no time to bake another, Alice panicked. Everyone expected one of her perfect cakes! So, she improvised and put a roll of toilet paper in the center of the cake to prop it up, then covered it with frosting and delivered it to the church for the bake sale before heading on to work. Meanwhile, she called her daughter with instructions to buy the toilet paper-filled cake so no one would know that her cake was less than her usual perfect. Except someone else got the cake first. Alice was beside herself with worry, positive that when word got out exposing her she would be ridiculed and ostracized, especially at church among the ladies group. The next day, Alice attended a luncheon at the home of one of the Baptist ladies. This woman, a descendent of the founding families of Tuscaloosa, was kind of a snob and often made Alice feel judged. When it came time for dessert, the snobby lady made a huge production out of presenting a beautiful cake, which Alice recognized as the one she had brought to the bake sale. Just as Alice leapt up from her chair to confess, the mayors wife exclaimed, What an exquisite cake! The snobby woman, with cake knife in hand ready to present the mayors wife with the first slice, gushed and replied with feigned humility, Thank you. I baked it myself. I do love a good cake story. I also love a good gotcha story, especially when it involves snobby people other than me. But more than that, I love a good illustration that shows the folly of pretending, and we religious people are oh, so guilty of that, arent we? One of our biggest follies is pretending were better than we really are holier and more humble, more obedient, more pious. I think it comes from a sense of insecurity. If Christ in me is supposed to transform me, then why do I still struggle with (name your sin addiction, anger, bitterness, lying, etc.)? If I dont see progress being made, then what? I want God to get good PR, so I pretend that Im better than I am, not in a snobby way, but in a scared way. 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They are proud to congratulate their daughter upon the completion of West Gadsden High School, Gadsden Leadership and Law Academy and also the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. 000HGLN Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. George Youmans From: Family & Friends 000HHN3 MIDWAY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Midway Planning Commission will hold at a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Midway City Hall located at 50 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, FL 32343. The proposed agenda will include the following public hearing items: Public Hearings: 1. Florida Wildlife Commission Proposed Large Scale Map Amendment (CPA-2014-01) An amendment to change the Future Land Use Category from Agriculture-3 (Gadsden County) to Agriculture (Midway) on 233.5 acres of timber land for Parcel ID# 4-16-1N-2W-0000-00320-0100 in Midway with regard to an annexed but undesignated parcel of land. 2. Dover Property Proposed Small Scale Map Amendment (CPA-2014-02) An amendment to change the Future Land Use Category from Agriculture-1 (Gadsden County) to Agriculture (Midway) on 8.53 acres of timber land on Parcel ID#s 4-05-1N-2W-0000-00130-0000 and 4-05-1N-2W0000-00131-0000 in Midway with regard to annexed but annexed but undesignated parcels of land. Persons wishing to review the files on the above projects may do so at Midway City Hall located at 50 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, FL 32343. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the City or attending the public hearing should contact the City by calling 850-5742355 at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such public hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be used. 000HGWI GADSDEN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Gadsden County Planning Commission will hold at a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commission Chambers located at 7 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL. The proposed agenda will include the following public hearing items: Public Hearings: 1. Housing Element (CPA-2014-01) An amendment to the Goals, Objectives, and Policies of the Housing Element of the Comprehensive Plan. 2. Subsection 5002(B) of the Land Development Code; Non-conforming Structures and Uses (LDC-2014-01) Amending the Land Development Code development standards regarding nonconforming structures and uses. Persons wishing to review the files on the above projects may do so on the County website at gadsdengov.net or at the Gadsden County Planning and Community Development Department located at 1B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the County or attending the public hearing should contact the County by calling 850-875-8665 or 850510-7842, at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such public hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be used. 000HHKA MEETING NOTICE The next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m. The following items have been agendaed: Amendments and Approval of Agenda: Awards, Presentations and Appearances: County Commissioners Briefing & Request to Conduct Realistic Military Training by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) ISO Emerald Warrior 14; Capital Area Community Action Agency; Capital Regional Medical Center. Clerk of Courts: County Finance and County Clerk Issues. Consent: Approval of Minutes (January 14, 2014 Board Retreat)Ratification of Approval to Pay County Bills Approval and Signature on the Spring 2014 E911 Rural County Grant Application; Approval and Signature on the Spring 2014 E911 Rural County Grant Application For Software Subscription / Evergreen Maintenance; Appointment of Gadsden County Economic Developer Representative to CareerSource Capital Region Board of Directors; Approval of EMS Consultants 2014 Annual Support Agreement; Approval of Physio Control Technical Support Agreement For Cardiac Monitoring Equipment; Gadsden County Courthouse Partial Reroofing Renovations Change Order No. 1; Approval to Renew the Services Contract With Solutions EAP. Items Pulled for Discussion: Citizens Requesting to be Heard on Non-Agenda Items (3 minute limit): Public Hearings: General Business: Appointments to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council Transportaion Disadvantaged Coordinating Board; Right-of-Way Interlocal Agreement With The Town of Havana For Proposed 2013 CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Project; Approval of Interlocal Agreement With The City of Midway to Provide Building Inspection And Permitting Services; Approval of Interlocal Agreement Bretween Gadsden County and the Town of Greensboro For Animal Control Services; Moselle Butler; Parcel ID No.2-03-3N-6W-0000-00433-0200 Code Enforcement Case No.13-194.. County Administrator: Update on Board Requests. County Attorney: Update on Various Legal Issues. Discussion Items by Commissioners: Report and Discussion on Public Issues and Concerns Pertaining to Commission Districts and Gadsden County. (A listing of the Receipt/File items can be found on the Countys website at http:// www.gadsdencountyfl.gov If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such public meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence to which the appeal is to be heard. In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Facilities Management Office, 1-B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, by written request at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding. Telephone: (850) 875-8665 or 850-510-7842. Special Meeting Notice The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m. This meeting will be to discuss the 2014 Funding Application Cycles and Funding Requirements, in addition to all agenda items from the advertised January TDC meeting. All interested vendors, committees, agencies, non-profits and local business owners are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers located at 9 East Jefferson Street, Room 101, Quincy, FL. Persons wishing to review the files may come to the Department of Planning and Community Development at 9 East Jefferson Street, Room 102, Quincy, FL. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the County or attending the public hearing should call 850-875-8659 or Facilities Maintenance at (850) 875-8665, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 000HH9C
A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Education Top-performing STEM students selected as Sunshine State Scholars Floridas top performing STEM students were recently recognized as Sunshine State Scholars and given the opportunity to attend a two-day event in Orlando, Feb. 13 and 14. It was an event that could possibly change the course of their future as they learned why Florida is the best place to learn and pursue an exciting career. Each school district throughout Florida selected their top 11thgrade student based on their academic achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These students, along with their parents and a teacher chosen by each student, were invited to participate in the annual Sunshine State Scholars program. The Sunshine State Scholars program is sponsored by the Florida Education Foundation, in collaboration with the State University System of Florida, the Florida College System, and the Florida Department of Education. It began in 1997 to recognize excellence in Mathematics and Science. Among those being honored this year were 19 students from the small rural school districts participating in the FloridaLearns Stem Scholars Initiative for Gifted and Talented Students. In addition to recognizing their academic success, the Sunshine State Scholars program gave these STEM students the opportunity to meet directly with highly successful professionals from STEM-related industries in Florida, and with recruiters from Floridas finest colleges and universities. During the event, the students heard about special programs of study and industry internship opportunities, learned about some of the latest innovations and discoveries in STEM-related research, were inspired by personal success stories from leaders in Floridas STEM industry, and were actively recruited to become part of Floridas future talented workforce. The scholars also enjoyed meeting with students from around the state who had similar interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The following students currently enrolled in the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Initiative that were honored as Sunshine State Scholars include: 1.Blountstown High School: Donavan Ebersole 2.Columbia County High School: Priyanka Patel 3.DeSoto County High School: Eve Pence 4.Franklin County High School: Chaseon Taranto 5.East Gadsden High: Jewelisia Fagg 6.Moore Haven Jr/Sr High: Bronson Bass 7.Wewahitchka High: Justin Barrier 8.Hardee Senior High: Allison Farr 9.La Belle High: Magali Salinas 10.Bethlehem High: Erin Dady 11.Jefferson County High: Stefan Roberts 12.Liberty County High: William Hosford 13.Madison County High: Courtney Strickland 14.Okeechobee High: Michael Daniel 15.Palatka High: Carlie Dennard 16.Taylor County High: Rohan Patel 17.P.K. Yonge Development Research High: Abigail Austin 18.South Walton High: Wes Fegely 19.Vernon High: Sarah Boullard Jewelisia Fagg from East Gadsden High School has been designated a Sunshine State Scholar. She is pictured here with Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. Photo courtesy of Panhandle Area Educational Consortium JASMINE SAILOR West Gadsden High School Testing season is here and success is in the air at West Gadsden High School! Fourth-, eighth-, and 10th-graders across the state of Florida took the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 2.0 Writing on Tuesday, Feb. 25. To ensure all eighthand 10thgraders in Panther Nation were prepared for take-off on this rocket to success, Ms. Jasmine Sailor, the seventhand eighth-grade Language Arts teacher, designed and coordinated a writing workshop for the writing scholars. Sailor and Ms. Nahketah Kirkland, the ninthand 10th-grade English instructor, presented various topics and tips. Students were grouped inside the Panther cafeteria, and were introduced to the workshop. Ms. Kirkland presented two sessions: Power Planning and Transitioning from One Idea to the Next and Ending It with a Bang! Ms. Sailor presented three sessions: Introducing Your Ideas, Creating the Beautiful Body and Is There Such Thing as a Perfect Paper? Students participated in various interactive activities throughout the workshop. To close out the workshop, snacks were provided by Kirkland and Sailor, and students completed a survey in which they stated what incentives they wanted to receive for passing the FCAT 2.0 Writing Assessment. On Monday, Feb. 17, to show what they learned from the previous weeks writing workshop, the eighthand 10th-grade students participated in an FCAT writing simulation. Upon arrival in the cafeteria, the students were given breakfast provided by the principal, Dr. Walker, and the administrative team. After breakfast, lastminute writing tips and reminders were given. Students were given 60 minutes to plan, write and edit their essays. After completion, students used a checklist to ensure all elements of the essay were included in their writing. West Gadsden High School students practice for the FCAT 2.0 Writing test. Photo submitted Preparing writing scholars at West Gadsden High School Gadsden Magnet School is victorious again in regional math competitionDuring the month of February, 33 middle-school students from Gadsden Magnet School participated in the Sumdog Florida Big Bend Math Contest. The contest was held online throughout a two-week window. The students competed against 554 students from 15 other schools in the Florida Big Bend Area. Of the 554 students in the competition, 33 of the students were from Gadsden Elementary Magnet. One of Gadsden Magnets students placed in the top 10. The students answered correctly 14,099 math questions during the contest, which was the winning total in the contest. Gadsden Elementary Magnet School was the overall winner in the Sumdog Florida Big Bend Math Contest in October 2013. Photo submitted Summing up success The third-grade students at Robert F. Munroe Day School recently conducted an experiment with homemade thermometers. The students were studying energy and the effects of the suns rays on the outside temperature. The students were also learning about the tools scientists use to conduct research and experiments. The thermometers were made with recycled soda bottles, straws, water and red food coloring. Photo submitted Science in the sun The Robert F. Munroe Day School Anchor Club and Volleyball teams recently donated $690 to the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation designated for Cards for a Cure benefiting Cancer Center Programs at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. The proceeds were raised during their annual Volley for the Cure volleyball game. Pictured is senior Olivia Fletcher holding the check from the fundraiser. Fundraiser to spike a killer Focusing your childs creative energy It can be assumed that identifying your childs creative side is easy, but its not always identifiable, especially when you have a child who is a busybody and is always into everything around the house, banging on pots and pans, flipping over dangerous objects for fun, singing every song that comes the Cultivating Creative Kids RASHEEN JAMISONRICHARDSON See FOCUS / Page A9
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TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentThis past Friday night in Chipley, the West Gadsden Panthers and the Tigers of Chipley High squared off in front of a soldout crowd in the semifinal round of the 1A playoffs; the winner of this highly anticipated game would travel to Lakeland to play in the championship game. The Panthers three-point assassin Lajarous Davis scored the first points of the game on a threepointer from the left corner of the arch to give his team a 3-0 lead. Both teams struggled to produce points during the first three minutes of this contest, and with 5:30 remaining in the first quarter, a free throw by the Tigers tied the game up 3-3. The final minutes of the first quarter turned into a perimeter game. Two additional threepointers and a jump shot by the Panthers resulted in an 11-10 lead by West Gadsden with just over three minutes to play in the opening period. The Tigers played hard on both ends of the court to regain the lead during the last two minutes of the quarter, and as a result took a 18-14 lead into the second quarter. The Panthers began to commit several turnovers during the second quarter, and the Tigers cashed in on their extra offensive possessions by producing points and adding to their lead. As the momentum of the game shifted to the Tigers, Chipley increased the pace of the game on both ends of the court. The Panthers had minimal success scoring on Chipleys interior defense and also had some questionable fouls called against them. The Tigers held a 40-24 lead as the first half came to an end. West Gadsdens turnovers and lackluster offensive play carried over to the third quarter, and as 4:40 remained in the period the Panthers found themselves facing a 50-30 disadvantage. Chipleys athletic big men continued to play aggressively inside the paint, scoring many baskets and denying West Gadsdens shot attempts near the rim. The Tigers carried a 60-38 lead into the final quarter of play. The fourth quarter was punctuated by whistle-blowing as referees continued to agitate Panther fans by making several more questionable calls against the visiting team. West Gadsden continued to fight through the adversity and with 4:11 remaining in the game, a tipin by Marquis Brown cut the Tigers lead to 63-50. In an effort to milk the clock, the Chipley players began to dribble and pass the ball around on offense with just over two minutes left to play. As the remaining minutes turned into seconds, a huge portion of the Panther Nation began to exit out of the gymnasium. The Tigers topped of their 73-53 win with two final points from the freethrow line. A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Sports WGHS championsip quest ends Opposed by a Chipley Tiger, a Panther player heads toward the net. Photo by Reginald Forehand Panthers handle business at home before disappointment in Chipley TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentOn Feb. 18, the Panthers ran onto their home court to play a crucial playoff game against the Chiefs of Northview as an opportunity to face Chipley High on the road in the semi-finals hung in the balance. Minutes before tip-off excited fans of both teams were alSee WGHS Page A9 000HHGK Andrew George says Dont use all of your income tax refund to get a car! KIA A UTO S PORT OF T ALLAHASSEE EVERYBODY RIDES! Good Credit, Bad Credit, Low Income, No Money Down. Owe 2 much? Call me to prequalify! Call me, Andrew George, for details. Cell: 706-570-7987 Office: 850-576-2116 *If you have any questions about your purchase from me please call, or if you know anyone in the market. Please call me 706-570-7987 or 850-576-2116 Andrew. KIA A UTO S PORT OF T ALLAHASSEE PRESENT THIS AD TO ANDREW GEORGE FOR A $500 DISCOUNT! 000HIC0 See me first Ill put you in the car you want for very little (or maybe none) of your refund. I can put you in any make or model! I sell them all: Toyota, Chevy, Honda, Nissan, Ford, BMW, Cadillac! Just because you dont have perfect credit doesnt mean youve got to spend your hard-earned tax refund to get a car. Call me for details! Cell: 706-570-7987 Office: 850-576-2116 Thanks to all the people who made my honor of Salesman of the Year possible, again! 000HHFJ Acquinonette Bryant, MD, OBGYN Dr. Acquinonette Bryant invites you to come and see what makes our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility and caring ways so appealing. At Jasmine Women s Center we care for women. We provide quality health care. Call us for appointments and questions... 850-210-0433 or email: email@example.com 1983 Centre Pointe Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 A9 TV and radio, constantly walking and twirling on their tippy toes everywhere they go. Thats why I am writing this new monthly column centered on the notion that, while every child is created equal, not all children have the same learning style. The goal is to help you discover and cultivate the inner champion in your child. More importantly, this column is designed to offer simple tips parents and caregivers can use to empower and enhance their childs learning at home and in school based on some best practices I have used over the years in my capacity as a Florida K-12 certified music educator, classical vocalist and artistic director and founder of Legacy School of Performing Arts Training Institute in Quincy. Also, I was once a child who struggled academically in school, not knowing I had hidden talents and potential inside of me that was uncultivated until a teacher helped discover the champion in me, and I have been thriving ever since. As for todays topic, the No. 1 question I am asked by parents and caregivers alike is: What do I do with my childs creative energy? In response, I often share the pros and cons being creative is a gift and natural talent for some children, but a struggle for others. Nonetheless, the good news is that in any case, every child can learn, grow and blossom regardless of their age, gender, or socioeconomic status if the parent is willing to put forth the time and effort into cultivating their childs creative energy until it manifests into a stupendous work of art. However, if parents fail to cultivate a childs creative energy it could lead to boredom, underachievement, lack of attention at home and in school, social disenfranchisement and ultimately leads to behavior problems even among the most talented children because they do not have a structured outlet to express themselves. To be sure you are being proactive about cultivating your childs creativity, follow these three tips: Tip 1: Discover how your child learns. Start by identifying your childs learning style by researching Howard Gardners Multiple Intelligence Theory through preliminary observation. You can go more indepth by having your child professionally tested to discover their learning style, but this can be very costly. Tip 2: Two heads are better than one. Involve those you trust by talking with your childs teachers, caregivers and family members to see if theyve noticed either the same or different creative attributes about your child and ask them to join you on your quest to narrow your childs creativity down to one or two qualities so that you can start cultivating the inner champion in your child immediately. Tip 3: Let the performance begin. Seek professional outlets to allow your child to publicly display their gifts and talents in a safe nurturing environment and reward them for a job well done. This can be accomplished by placing them in performancebased music lessons, dance classes, theater productions or art enrichment activities that provide a platform for exposure. Parents who have followed these three basic tips have reported feeling less stressed because they now know how to provide a creative outlet for their child to express herself freely, and as a result she excels in school and at home. For more information, visit www.LegacySchoolOfPerforming Arts.org or send me an email with your questions. FOCUSContinued from Page A6 ready assembled inside the gym. It was easy to see the eagerness of the crowd as the players came onto the court and began to warm up. There was very little scoring during the opening quarter and with 4:28 remaining in the period, two successful free throws by Lajarous Davis gave the Panthers a small 4-2 advantage. The second half of the first quarter was a backand-forth battle in which three lead changes occurred. Several missed shots inside the paint coupled with a few mental mistakes played a big part in the Panthers trailing 10-6 heading into the second quarter. The Chiefs offense continued to execute at the start of the second quarter, scoring five unanswered points within the first minute, which led to a 15-6 advantage over the Panthers. West Gadsden quickly began to claw their way back into the game, and after a layup by Mark Bradwell with 4:18 left in the half, they had cut into the Chiefs lead by a score of 17-15. The bottom half of the second period played out in dramatic fashion as each team intensely fought to gain control of the game. A basket in the paint by Marquis Brown tied the game at 23-23 with 1:46 remaining before the half. Two more lead changes occurred during the last 90 seconds of the half, and another lay-in by Brown gave the Panthers a 28-25 lead as the second period came to a close. A countless amount of unsuccessful free-throw attempts and lay-ups underneath the basket prevented the Panthers from running away with the game in the first half. West Gadsden got the ball first in the second half and never looked back after Archie Albritton nailed a three-pointer 12 seconds into the period. Northview committed several turnovers during the first four minutes of the third quarter, which allowed the Panthers to gain a 3828 advantage with 3:20 left in the period. Despite a late run by the Chiefs at the end of the period, the Panthers stood their ground and went into the last period of the game with a 42-37 lead. The Chiefs found themselves in the penalty early in the fourth quarter, and as a result the Panthers began to attack the basket and get to the free-throw line. In spite of their unfortunate situation, Northview continued to fight and as 4:20 remained in the game, they tied the game up 44-44 with a basket inside. The Panthers were able to close out the game and seal their victory in the final four minutes of the game by knocking down their shots from the free throw. Archie Albritton scored the final points of the game at the freethrow line as he drained two shots with 9.9 seconds to play. The game came to an end as the Chiefs scrambled to get a shot off, while the Panthers fans and players began to celebrate their 61-54 win. After a team prayer in the locker room, senior forward Marquis Brown shared his thoughts on the game: We played a good game, but we didnt play hard enough. We just got to come to practice (to) get ready for our next game and go down to Chipley and play hard, and well win and head to state. Coach Moten had mixed emotions after the game. We missed too many free throws. Im happy and proud of our guys, he said. We executed with perfection at times and at times we looked like we didnt know what to do. Weve got to get the ball inside to our big guys and theyve got to dunk the basketball. WGHSContinued from Page A8 The Robert F. Munroe baseball team enjoyed a second consecutive two-win week, besting the Blue Devils of Holmes County (Bonifay) 13-1 at Bradford May Field this past Tuesday. Quickly following suit on Saturday, RFM won the Battle of the Bobcats by making short work of Early County (Blakely, Ga.) by the score of 11-0. The Bobcats have begun the regular season with four straight victories and will begin district play this week. Weve gotten off to a good start, said Head Coach Jayme Williams. Our pitching has been sound and we continue to be aggressive at the plate. The key now is to remain consistent as we get into the meat of the schedule. RFM has three games this week: Monday, Feb. 24, at home against Florida High; Tuesday, Feb. 25, on the road at Wakulla; and Thursday, Feb. 27, at home against FAMU in the first district match-up. Pitching will be a key, said Williams. Weve got to do a good job of managing our innings. The guys on the mound have to keep throwing strikes. Against Holmes County, the Bobcats had 11 hits and drove in 10 runs to best the visitors 13-1 in five innings. Bo Bailey, Nolan Haire, Myles Edwards and Casey Mathers had two hits each to lead the Bobcats offense. Haire and Steven Miller had four and three RBIs respectively. Mathers pitched all five innings, limiting the Blue Devils to one run and two hits while fanning seven. Defensively, the Bobcats committed only one error and restricted the offensive opportunities of the visitors. I was pleased with our defense, said Williams. We were a little shaky against Maclay, but we looked much better last night. In the finale of the Bainbridge Bearcat Preseason Invitational, RFM quickly got on top of the Bobcats from Early County (Georgia) and held them scoreless for the 11-0, fiveinning decision. We didnt hit the ball as well as we have been, said Williams, but we were disciplined at the plate (13 walks) and put the ball in play enough to score some runs. For the afternoon, RFM collected only five hits, two each by Steven Miller and Nolan Haire and one by Johnny Walkup. Haire pitched four complete innings for the win, striking out two and limiting Early County to two hits. Will Harris pitched the final frame, striking out one and yielding no hits. Its about to get tougher this week, said Williams, referring to the schedule. Well see what were made of with this three-game stretch. Were about to find out a lot about our pitching staff! Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report Feb. 24, 20141. Gildardo Sanchez, FTA Agg. Assault W/Deadly weapon. 2. Ricardo Denaz Jackson, Dealing in Stolen Property. 3. Patty Jane Thames, VOP/ Poss of Methamphetamine. 4. Willie Lee Baker Jr., VOP/ Dealing in stolen property and burglary of a structure. 5. Shantwaun Jerel Turner, Grand Theft. 6. William Larry Easterwood Jr., Grand Theft of firearm, dealing in stolen property, Grand Theft and Burglary of dwelling. 7. Kimberly Erin Avery, VOP/ Forgery/ Uttering. 8. Marques Arman Lewis, Agg. Battery. Campaign 2014 Bobcats defeat Bonifay, Early County Girls high school tennis and softball continue SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentAUCILLA 10 MUNROE 0 The Lady Warriors of Aucilla Christian waited 10 months to avenge a season-ending, heartbreaking regional semifinal loss to Munroe. The Warriors outhit Munroe 93 and outscored them 10-0 to take the first of two regular season district games this past Thursday in Monticello. Aucilla scored one run in the first, five in the second and four over the final two innings for the mercyrule win. Garnering one hit each for Munroe were Mary Pat Thomas, Jeri Sloan and Hannah Wilde. Sloan got the loss on the mound. The righthanded sophomore struck out two and walked four in her second loss of the season. FLORIDA HIGH 15 EAST GADSDEN 0 TENNIS The Munroe varsity tennis team is 1-3 thus far on the 2014 season. All three games were district opponents the Bobcats will have to get by come district tournament time in April. The team lost 5-2 to John Paul II in their season opener. This past week, the team, led by first-year coach Tamra Erde, defeated North Florida Christian 7-0 for a District 21A win. Wednesday, Feb. 19, they were overpowered from start to finish by Maclay. The Marauders took all five singles and both doubles matches for a 7-0 blanking. Breakfast in harmony The African American Dance Troupe from Tallahassee Community College moves the audience with their traditional sounds at a Black History Month breakfast Feb. 25. Photo by Robert Allen My name is Ronterious Ron Green. I am so excited about the great things that are on the horizon for the city of Quincy! I know that Quincy is on the cusp of a remarkable revitalization! As your next District One Quincy City Commissioner, I will work to ensure that the concerns of citizens direct the choices of City Hall. I believe in transparent, trustworthy leadership. By sharing in the process of government, by voicing your concerns, we can all share in the progress of efficient, effective city government. I am a Quincy native, and a graduate of James A. Shanks High School. I served as Senior Class President of my high school class. I attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I earned an Associate of Arts degree from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services. I also earned a Bachelors in Leadership Administration from Beulah Heights Christian University. I have a tireless work ethic. I am currently employed by The Community Learning Institute. I also serve as Director of Staff at Williams Funeral Home. I am a man of faith. My faith is the foundation of everything I do. I am the leader of Hope Optimistic Tabernacle outreach/mission ministry. I am the president of the Youth Department for the Florida Northwest Jurisdiction of the Church of God In Christ. My mission in life is to enlighten and enhance the people and places I encounter. I am the founder of Hot Has Hope Transitional Foundation (H3TF); a foundation promoting the necessity of securing life and burial insurance, and providing assistance to families in need of burial funding. I will further fulfill my lifes mission by working for responsible, community-centered actions by the Quincy City Commission. I will be a servant-leader who keeps you and your familys interests as the focus of the initiatives and objectives of city government. Lets get to work!!! Quincy will be better than ever! Elect me, Ronterious Ron Green, as your next District One Quincy City Commissioner on April 29, 2014. Im committed to the community and focused on progress! Thank you for your support! Green seeks District 1 city commission seat in Quincy
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. 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 hard-edged 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.Reel in bargains at big event2014 Whale of a Sale, Big Food Truck Bash, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Tallahassee Mall. Early shopping admission is $5; general shopping is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday, March 1; admission is $2. Hosted by the Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT), this is JLTs signature fundraising event. The Whale of a Sale is our communitys largest and most popular garage sale showcasing gently-used, high-quality items at bargain prices, including house wares, furniture, sporting goods, childrens items, and much, much more. Through our mission to enhance the lives of children and families, 100 percent of the funds raised by this annual event go directly back into the JLTs Community projects. This year we will also be hosting a Community Service event during the Whale of a Sale with the Boys and Girls Club of Big Bend. Early Shopping and General Ticket information can be found at www.jltallahassee.org. Be sure to like the Whale on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLTWhaleofaSale and follow the @jltwhaleofasale on Twitter for exciting news and updates.Relay For Life garage sale and breakfast plannedThe Bradwell Enterprises Relay for Life Team will have a garage sale and breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the garage behind Bradwell Mortuary, 18300 Blue Star Hwy, Quincy. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.Public meeting planned in ChattahoocheeThere will be an election to reconstitute the common law grand jury in Gadsden County at 1 p.m. March 1 at the Chattahoochee Public Library, 300 S. Maple St., Chattahoochee. There will be a short speech beginning at 1:30 then a 35-minute video, followed by a show of hands as to who desires for the common law grand jury to be reconstituted in the respective counties followed by questions around 2:45. For questions call 352-5022060.Event explores tasty side of pioneer lifeThe 14th annual Folk Life Days will be celebrated at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, starting at 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Time. The settlement will have all the cabins open and staffed with volunteers dressed in period clothing demonstrating the skills American pioneers had to have for daily survival. Ms. Frances Price will make and cooking her luscious biscuits. There will be demonstrations of: how cracklins are made; bread-making carving bowls; butter churning; soap-making; quilting, and much more. Friday, March 14, is reserved for school-children and also homeschooled children to have the Settlement. Saturday, March 15, the settlement is open to the public to enjoy the settlements living history museum and all the demonstrations of pioneer life. Volunteers will give everyone a day theyll remember. Please call Diane Watson at (850) 674-2777, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register students for Fridays event.Carter-Parramore High School alums plan Super ReunionAttention classes 1956-1970. Its Super Reunion time again. The three-day event will be May 16 through 18. All classes have been represented at the previous meetings. If you have not been contacted, please get in touch with your class representative or chairperson. For information call Mary McLeroy, chair-A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 1-877-676-1403 4008-0227 GCT (Cert# 1881 ) 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: 1881 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOTS 4 & 15, FLETCHER TOWN.LESS PART PER OR 28 P 150 & 621.OR 378 P 809.IN SECTION 12-2N-4W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3122N4W0000004330700 Name in which assessed: PATRICIA JOAN BRADWELL Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certifiTax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices QUINCY3 BR /1BA, Carport, Washer/Dryer hook up. Central air & heat on Thomas Street HUD Certificate Welcome (850) 933-6539 QUINCYFor Sale $10,000. ea. or Rent to own56 PINE CONESawdust Area 4 BR/1BACall CRM (229) 248-1612 New Log Home* on 10+ acres only $89,900 3 Bed, 2 bath log home with direct river access. Convenient to downtown Jacksonville. Excellent financing. Call now 877-525-3033, x.19 *Constructed weather-tight log home shell. EHO 3 BR 2 BathDoublewide Mobile Home HUD Accepted St. John Community 850-875-1026 Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing (subject to credit approval). Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 VMFhomes.com QUINCY3 Bedroom, newly renovated,CHA, must have last 3 month r ent r eciepts, and for mer landlor d contact number (850) 570-5280 QUINCYLARGE 10 TO 12 F AMIL Y Y ARD SALE Sat, March 1st, 7am Thomas Memorial Church Parking Lot 937 W Washington St Locatedoff Hwy 90, behind the old American Muffler Shop. All proceeds go to RFM class of 2018, Washington DC trip GUN SHOW MARCH 1-2 SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-5 ATLANTAEXPO CENTER (3650 JONESBORO RD SE) BUY-SELLTRADE. INFO: (563) 927-8176 DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/ month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-980-6193 QUEEN PILLOW TOP MATTRESS AND BOX SET BRAND NEW, NEVER BEEN USED, STILLIN BAG. $195 OBO 850 727 0390 RIDING LAWN MOWER John Deer 42 riding lawn mower.17hp $500 352 613 5522 QUINCY Huge Yard Sale & Family FestivalSaturday March 1 12Noon-9pm Live Entertainment, Food & Drinks Movies for KidsYard Salefrom 8am-til 5pm Furniture, Household goods tools, clothing & Much MoreSATURDAY ONLY AIRLINE CAREERSbegin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 877-741-9260 www .fixjet s.com Heating And Air Conditioning Technician Training! Fast Track, Hands On, National Certification Program. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-877-994-9904 FLEA MARKETSaturday, March 1, 14-8 a.m. -2 p.m. East Gadsden H.S.27001 Blue Star Hwy. Midway, Fl. 32333 VENDORS WANTED!!! Call: 850-662-2300 ext. 2153 DRIVERSDriverTrainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training (877)214-3624 Experienced OTR Flatbed DriversEarn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www .bulldoghiway .com EOE Now Hiring: OTR CDLA DriversNew Pay Package and $2500 Sign -On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out. Full benefits, achievable bonuses. Call for details 1-888-378-9691 or www.heyl.net DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: NO Money Down, NO Credit Check!. CALL: 888-880-5911 Adult Literacy Coordinator Part-Time Library ServicesPosition Number: 0106 Salary: $14.29 to $22.14 Hourly Closes: March 3, 2014 To obtain additional information about this position visit our website at: www.gadsdencounty fl.gov or contact Lonyell L. Black at 850-875-8660. EEO/AA. CDL-A Team Owner Operators:$2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries nfipartners.com DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Todays New Ads QUINCYLARGE 10 TO 12 F AMIL Y Y ARD SALE Sat, March 1st, 7am Thomas Memorial Church Parking Lot 937 W Washington St Locatedoff Hwy 90, behind the old American Muffler Shop. All proceeds go to RFM class of 2018, Washington DC trip Toy Fox Terrier spayed 13 yr old female, white with black spot. Red collar w/ rabbis tag. Named Dot. Lost in Springwood. (850) 421-3324 Adult Literacy CoordinatorPart-Time Library Services Position Number: 0106 Salary: $14.29 to $22.14 Hourly Closes: March 3, 2014 To obtain additional information about this position visit our website at www.gadsdencounty fl.gov or contact Lonyell L. Black at 850-875-8660. EEO/AA. Todays New Ads Adult Literacy Coordinator Part-Time Library ServicesPosition Number: 0106 Salary: $14.29 to $22.14 Hourly Closes: March 3, 2014 To obtain additional information about this position visit our website at: www.gadsdencounty fl.gov or contact Lonyell L. Black at 850-875-8660. EEO/AA. PILLOW TOPMATTRESS AND BOX SET BRAND NEW, NEVER BEEN USED, STILLIN BAG. $195 OBO 850 727 0390 how pressing the problem or how great the potential to make a difference. I call that latter group CAVE people Citizens Against Virtually Everything! In both gardening and advocacy, theres the necessity for both patience and persistence. Seeds dont sprout overnight, nor will powerful public officials be convinced to do the right thing just because they hear one story or agree to a single meeting. The best gardeners understand the terrain, the lay of the land and have a good sense of climate. They are careful to prepare the soil for enrichment of the seeds and know the right amount of watering to promote healthy growth. So, too, advocates must know as much as possible about the political climate, which ideas can be planted in just the right season, and how to neither have a communications drought nor drown the political leader with too much contact. Just the right amount of persuasive messaging, properly delivered, gets the job done. I know what youre thinking: Theres a role for fertilizer in both gardening and politics. Yes, but dont shovel it too high! And what about pests? In gardening these little creatures must be carefully watched for and decisively dealt with so the plants are not damaged. In advocacy, theres a fine line between persistence and pestilence. Advocates are least effective when theyre so passionate their behavior borders on offensive and aggressive attack. All advocates need to balance their own passionate interest in their cause with the reality that compromise is necessary and incremental progress is the most likely outcome. Advocates who are avoided or dismissed neither help their cause nor feel the satisfaction of making a difference. Please consider planting a garden of your own, join with others of all generations to establish a community garden and support local farmers by purchasing fresh, pesticide-free produce. Also, I urge you to do all you can to serve as an advocacy voice for issues you care about and interests that need your attention and action joining together with others is the effective way to make a positive difference.Jack Levine is the founder of 4Generations Institute. He can be reached at Jack@4Gen.org or 850567-5252. http://4Gen.org/. 4GENContinued from Page A4 sons Leonard Kelven Holt (Carmen) of Pittsburgh, PA; Julian Douglas Holt (Constance) of Owings Mills, MD; Michael Johnson (Debra) of Rochester, NY; daughter Sandra Johnson of Quincy, Fl; sisters Sarah Cooper and Easter M. Holt both of Quincy, FL; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services are entrusted to: Betsey Funeral Home, 110 S 9th St, Quincy, FL 32351, 850-627-9541. Condolences may be received by the family via postal mail or telephone. Mrs. Geraldine Holt, 1116 Laura Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, 850627-7223. DEATHSContinued from Page A3 how to download and interact on the application (Ever wonder whats a hashtag?), plus receive good tips on creating unique images. Skype workshops are being offered to show you an easy way to communicate with others at a distance by using the power of the Internet. Its possible to stay together with friends and family by talking with them and seeing their face in real time through connected computers. Free Skype workshops will be offered at all three Gadsden County public library locations on these dates: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Havana Public Library. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at McGill Library in Quincy. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Cowen Public Library in Chattahoochee. In this class you will learn how to install the Skype software application on your computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet or TV. Then youll go through the step-by-step process of setting up a free account, creating your profile and contacts, and actually making a call. Once an Internet connection is established between registered users, they can call each other for free on their Skype ID. The users can even dial or receive calls from an unregistered user. You need a microphone along with some hardware on your computer to make these calls. To see the person with whom youre speaking, you need a web camera. All the necessary equipment will be available during these library workshops. There are more than 340 million Skype users around the world, so dont be left out of this global conversation. Whether youd like to chat with a best friend from high school or a relative serving in the military in Timbuktu, nows a good chance to try out the technology. Mark your calendar for these dates and phone the library location to register where you plan on attending these free workshops. The Havana Public Library can be reached at 539-2844. The William A. Bill McGill Library phone number is 627-7106. Call the Cowen Public Library in Chattahoochee at 663-2707. Please remember to visit and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gcpls, where youll find more library activities and events. Come in, and linger longer! LIBRARYContinued from Page A3 Whats Up? See EVENTS / Page A12
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 A11 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 fore4005-0227 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 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 4009-0306 GCT vs. Brooks, Patricia A. 2011 ca 1700 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2011 ca 1700 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BROOKS, PARTRICIA A., et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2011 ca 1700 of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, BROOKS, PATRICIA A., et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, South Front Steps, Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 18th day of March, 2014, the following described property: LOT 5, BLOCK B OF HIGH BRIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2007 DESTINY SOTHERN PINES MOBILE HOME VIN #DISH02446B Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 2nd day of December, 2013. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Trade Centre South, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 **IMPORTANT** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, 301 S MONROE STREET, ROOM 225, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301, 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. February 27 & March 06, 2014. 20187.8104/OBashylova 4010-0306 GCT vs. Butler, Eureka A. 12-000642-CA-A Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12-000642-CA-A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. EUREKA A. BUTLER A/K/A EUREKA BUTLER; EMANUEL BUTLER A/K/A EMANUAL BUTLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EUREKA A. BUTLER A/K/A EUREKA BUTLER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EMANUEL BUTLER A/K/A EMANUEL BUTLER; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; LAKE YVETTE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., 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. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, will on the 18th 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 7, BLOCK A, LAKE YVETTE, UNITE NO. 4, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 31, OF THE 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 14th 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 (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Monica D. Shepard Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E, Orlando, Florida 32812, (407)381-5200 February 27 & March 06, 2014 B&H 295178 closure 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. 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. 4007-0227 GCT 3/05 Sale PUBLIC NOTICE Gadsden Mini Storage will be having a sale on the following units March 05, 2014 for non-payment of rent. M-461 Katrina Anderson N-536 Carol Kenon L-V Redeemed, Inc. M-LL Paula Santacruz M-478 Lavetrice Thomas G-229 Tracy Thomas E-140 Wytonia Weston H-E Cantis Williams N-491 Kenya Williams February 27, 2014. L-407 Robert Avery G-224 Rashad Brown C-103 Jerome Bryant B-069& O-581 O-578 Martha Dixon O-577 Shirley Franois J-298 Tiffany Gonzalez N-502 Gloria Chanel Johnson 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 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. 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. 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 BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 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. cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 5th Day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF February, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk February 27, 2014.
A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM man 627-8740; Arrie Battles, co-chairman 5701296; Emma Gunn, secretary 627-7715; or Charlie Shaw, treasurer 627-8730.Friends of the Library to host author dinnerAuthor Timothy Weeks will be the special guest at a March 20 fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Library. You are cordially invited to attend the annual Friends of the Library Author Dinner starting at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Sawano Club in Quincy; the event includessocial hour, dinner, talk, silent auction and book signing. We are pleased to have Panama City native, New Orleans resident and European traveler Timothy A. Weeks. He is a journalist, storyteller and creator of three children books; The Wise Mullet of Cook Bayou, Ol Middler Saves the Day and Goldies Search for Silver. Timothys mother, Jeanie, and wife, Lala, combine digital photos and paintings to illustrate the books. Timothy dreamed up a crew of mullet that celebrate the resilience of life along the Gulf Coast. The mullet dodge alligators, redfish, pelicans and cast nets in their journeys. The books help children understand hurricanes, loss, friendship and the importance of making wise decisions. Make reservations by sending a check ($40 per person) to: Nesta Cumbie, 404 Live Oak Lane, Havana, FL 32333. For information, call Nesta at 5395689.Hospice fundraiser sprouts in AprilSpring Fling Under a Manhattan Moon, 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 24 at Tallahassee Nurseries. For information about this fundraiser, visit www.bigbendhospice.org or call 850-701-1341. All proceeds benefit the under-funded programs of Big Bend Hospice. EVENTSContinued from Page A3 Look whos turning 1! Sharamaine L. Barber, the daughter of proud parents Sharamaine Price and Terry Barber will be 1 year old on March 1, 2014. Her maternal grandparents are Henry Price and Sadie Anderson. Her paternal grandparent is Minnie Williams. Sharamaines siblings are Jenny Barber, Sadie Barber, Janie Barber, and Jeremiah Barber. Her Strawberry Shortcake theme party will be held at Chuck E. Cheeses in Tallahassee on March 1, 2014 at noon. All family and friends are welcome. Visit Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol on the second Saturday of the month, Saturday, March 8, for a free train ride around the park. Donations appreciated. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The park has a walking trail, two pavilions, a railroad caboose, a playground, and an air-conditioned depot with a train table full of trains for young childrens play. For information and to see all the trains, go to VeteransMemorialRailroad.org. Call 850-643-6646 or 850-643-5491. Take the free train coming. Contact person is Hattie Blackshear, 850-875-2359.Dress up for special eventMissionary Annual Evening in White will start at 6 p.m. March 16 at Salem A.M.E. Church, 205 Kemp St., Greensboro, hosted by the missionary society of Salem A.M.E. Church. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Anton Elwood, pastor of New Mt. Zion AME Church in Tallahassee, along with his congregation. The public is invited. Contact person is Belinda George at 850-5397609.Free clothes giveaway plannedA free clothing giveaway for men, women, and children will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 1, when the First Baptist Church of Quincy opens its Koinonia Boutique for residents of Gadsden County to receive free clothing There is clothing for all ages and all sizes. The boutique will be on the church lawn next to the Hardees parking lot. whatever it is I think a Christian should be. I remember being interviewed by a woman who had called to determine my suitability as a retreat speaker for her church womens group. One of her questions was, How much time do you spend in the Word every day? My face felt hot, and my stomach knotted because I knew the truth would expose me as a fraud. So, I forced a lighthearted laugh and said, Not nearly enough, and left it at that. The conversation ended shortly after that, and I never heard from her again, to my relief. I want so badly to present a beautiful cake, but the truth is, any cake I make is going to have toilet paper inside propping it up, so to speak. I suspect thats true of yours, too. Maybe the better, even the best thing we can do for each other is to be honest and up front about ourselves and not try to be better than we are. The Bible tells us to consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24), which I interpret as a kind and gentle way of relating to one another, a way of encouraging each other, of holding each other up, bearing one anothers burdens. My pastor often talks about us as the church walking to heaven together. Its a beautiful picture of true humility and honesty, of the stronger holding up the weaker among us and of no one despising anothers weakness. 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Chamber leaders plan to situate a real-time video monitor inside a public part of the office, providing visitors with a way to visually conceptualize the efficiency of the new project. Change seems to be a key word, said Dick. And what you choose to do with it to create opportunity is a defining moment. I truly believe if one community is growing, it helps our entire regions, said Kyle Touchstone, executive vice president of Leon Countys economic development council. According to Touchstone, the Panhandle is a prime location for development of an aeronautic supply company. He also said discussions are underway about expanding Port St. Joe for more aggressive commercial shipping. Dredging would be necessary. Funding remains uncertain. SOLARContinued from Page A1 Gadsden County Fire Services Coordinator Andre Walker, center, at lectern, speaks at a dedication ceremony for two new pumper trucks. Photo by Robert Allen Two new pumper trucks roll in ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThe Mt. Pleasant and Robertsville-St. Johns volunteer fire departments are now the operators of two brand new Freightliner pumper trucks. One truck went to each department. The vehicles were dedicated at a ceremony Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Robertsville-St. Johns Station. These trucks, theyre used to attack the fire, said Andre Walker, Gadsden Countys fire services coordinator. Walker said the new equipment is the type that arrives first on the scene. According to the coordinator, the two new models are each worth around $250,000 and the cost of repairing the old See TRUCKS/ Page A14
It was a great turnout, said Young. I remember going to this parade when I was 8 or 9 years old. Young said he now makes a point to be part of the parade every year in recognition of its importance to the area. We have such a rich history here in Gadsden County, he said. James A. Shanks Middle Schools marching band performed in the parade as well. This year it was a whole lot better, said Stan Norton, director of Shanks marching band. We had a lot of participants. Norton said he would like to see the parade expand even further, becoming a whole weekend event, complete with a battle-ofthe-bands competition. Next year, Im going to spearhead getting more bands involved, said Norton After the parade, a festival immediately followed on the courthouse lawn. Musicians performed on the south side of the building and food vendors lined the sidewalk, cooking for lines of customers. A14THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY27, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HHB1 A cherished woman you are and were, and will forever be. You loved us all throughout a lifetime, and well love you throughout eternity.Happy Birthday!With Love, Your Family 000FRBT 000HEY0 Flat Creek Road will be closed from CR-270B to Carl Pitts Rd. from March 3, 2014 to March 5, 2014 due to road construction involving drainage. Any questions, call Scott Nelson at Peavy and Son Construction Co. (850) 539-5019. 000HHGE PARADEContinued from Page A1 ones had been increasing. The U.S. Department of Agricultural provided necessary funds. The new trucks can each carry a thousand gallons of water. In a rural area, water is precious, said Wayne Fallis, chief of the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department. Its more precious than gold when you have a house fire. This reality is particularly challenging for departments operating in areas where fire hydrants are scarce. Distance matters when you have a fire, said Brenda Holt, vicechairwoman of the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners. You have to get there. And once you get there, you have to be able to put the fire out. After the dedication, Fallis climbed into the truck destined for his station, Engine No. 8. While sitting behind the wheel, Fallis pointed to an array of handy features. He explained the new trucks can pump water while in motion. Fallis said this is especially useful when fighting a roadside brush fire. The old trucks could only pump water while stationary. We got the best equipment that money can buy, said Fallis. Fallis founded the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department in 1968. He has been involved ever since. He remembers working from a station with dirt floors. And he remembers fighting fires with 2.5-ton Army-surplus trucks. Fallis isnt the only chief happy to have new equipment. We cant say we dont have the equipment, said Arduster House, chief of the Robertsville-St. Johns Volunteer Fire department. The ball is in our court. The trucks are American products. Both were built in Bradenton, just south of Tampa. TRUCKSContinued from Page A13 Clockwise, from right: Girls from St. James AME church have happy faces for parade spectators. Bottom right: Horses are always a big hit. Left: Bikers rev up the crowd. Find more parade photos online at www. gadcotimes.com. Photos by Robert Allen