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THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE14 50 24 PAGES, 1 SECTIONNew football coach for EGHS/A2 000HEUW ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter The Quincy City Commission met March 25 for their regular meeting. The evening revolved around financial concerns and removing Jack McLean, thencity manager. Those discussions overlapped. Were just reluctant to stay in our budget, said Commissioner Derrick Elias. Nobody up here wants to decrease our expenditures, it seems like. Lets just live within our means. No one objected. Jeff Williams, Quincys interim finance director, later estimated the city owes around $23 million. Commissioner Larry Edwards asked Jack McLean, thencity manager, if the administration could investigate the possibility of selling the citys telecommunication interests. Mayor Keith Dowdell objected, saying somebodys going to come back and sell it to us, noting the city will then need to secure an outside Internet provider if they sell their own resource. Both Edwards and Commissioner Andy Gay said the city has lost more than $2.8 million from telecommunication operations since 2008. Its been a burden on the taxpayers of this city since the inception of it, said Edwards. Dowdell acknowledged the losses but indicated a desire to hold out longer in the hope of recouping these costs and then profiting. We took a risk, said Dowdell. Now that we can make money, you want to get rid of it and its something we own. No conclusion was reached. Williams presented the commission with an audited report for the financial year ending Sept. 30, 2012. The report confirms deficits in spendable net assets or fund balance. The document reads, in part, There are several reasons for these deficits, some weather related, some are businesses leaving the City and some resulting from ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter The fourth annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps study is now available. According to a press release from the Florida Department of Health, the study, produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, uses traditional, established data, much of which was obtained from the Department and is available to the people of Florida at www.floridacharts.c om. Out of the 67 counties in Florida, Gadsden County ranked 61 in health outcomes. Gadsdens three most immediate neighbors Leon, Liberty, and Jackson counties all earned better rankings. According to the study, The overall rankings in health outcomes represent how healthy counties are within the state. The healthiest county in the state is ranked #1. The ranks are based on two types of measures: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive. Among other data, this rank is influenced by a premature-death statistic, measured in collective years deceased before age 75. Accordingly, a death at 15 will add 60 years to this statistic. In Gadsden County, a homicide rate, percapita, equal to Miami-Dade County adversely impacts this prematuredeath measurement. Similarly, Gadsden stands in a threeway tie for thirdworst county when considering the percentage of traffic fatalities the study labels as alcohol-impaired driving deaths. All three tied counties Gadsden, Calhoun and Franklin show 50 percent of driving deaths are alcohol-related. Separately, Gadsden County also ranked 63 in health factors. Again, Gadsdens neighbors performed better. The study explains, The overall rankings in health factors represent what influences the health of a county. They are an estimate of the future health of counties as compared to other counties within a state. The ranks are based on four types of measures: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment factors. Among a variety of other data, two distinct measures of the populations personal fitness are considered when calculating a countys health factors. The study shows 33 percent of Gadsden County in a condition of physical inactivity and 22 percent with access to exercise opportunities. Florida, as a state, performs much better in both categories: 24 percent of Floridians report physical inactivity and 78 percent report access to exercise opportunities. According to the same press release from the Florida Department of Health, Howard McKinnon, chairman of the Gadsden Community Health Council said, The recent County Health Rankings will make us more determined to continue to see more improvements in Gadsden County. In 2010, when this study was conducted for the first time, Gadsden County ranked 62 in health outcomes and 64 in health factors indicating a one-place improvement over four years in both rankings. At least three posNEWS BRIEFS Gadsden School District sponsors FCAT RallyThe Gadsden School Board is sponsoring a Gadsden FCAT Rally. The aim of the Rally is to provide the community an opportunity to become actively involved with student motivation for FCAT; for schools to remind the community of their FCAT goals; and share tips for FCAT success with parents and the community. Students will provide music and entertainment; school cheerleaders will lead the audience with chants for FCAT success, and free food and beverages will be provided for those in attendance. Limited transportation will be provided for students participating in the Gadsden 21st Century Program. Schools will notify 21st Century Students of community areas for pick-up and drop-off for this event. Businesses in the community will be challenged to place test dates and reminders on store fronts and marquees. For information, call the Parent & Community Service Department at 850-627-9651, Ext. 1295 and 1252. The event is set for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Corry Field, 122 Graves St., Quincy. Intermittent lane closures planned for I-10Motorists on Interstate 10 will encounter intermittent closures of the outside travel lanes through Saturday, April 6. The closures will occur at various locations along I-10 between mile marker 175, just east of State Road 12, in Gadsden County and mile marker 45, County Road 189/Holt, in Okaloosa County. During the closures construction crews will be performing geotechnical investigations for the installation of overhead message signs. Drivers should be alert for the presence of construction workers. Choking on checkbooks? Up to 30 bank accounts in Quincy money mess as two commissioners speak of receiving threats See QUINCY/ Page A3 Study tracks down clues to health New county rankings revealed Candace McMillon-Dantley, 29, of Quincy stays fit by running three miles at least three times a week, alternating her mileage routine with other personal exercise programs to avoid boredom, remain committed and spend a little more time at home. She said running, once a matter of competition, is now a matter of health. Photo by Robert Allen See STUDY / Page A3
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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 3 If you know how authorities can find one of these Gadsden County suspects, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 574-TIPS or 888-876-TIPS. To sent a tip, text BBCS plus your message to CRIMES. Ronterrious Javon Turner, 30 Wanted on charges of: Written Promise to Appear Cocaine Sell 2cts Cocaine Possession 2cts Marijuana Sell 2cts Marijuana Possession 2 cts Sonja Felicia Ford, Wanted on charges of: Grand Theft Exploitation of Elderly Utter False Instrument Any information on the whereabouts of the individuals listed can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS (8477). Sign up for alerts at www.bbcscsi.org. Receive text message and/or email alerts about crime, fugitives, Amber Alerts and other emergencies. People wanted by local law enforcement agencies and Big Bend Crime Stoppers will be featured in The Gadsden County Times. Big Bend Crime Stoppers phone lines are not recorded and do not have Caller ID. Anonymous rewards up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to an arrest. As of Monday, March 24, the individuals featured on this page were assumed wanted and verified by various law enforcement databases. Big Bend Crime Stoppers assumes no responsibility for those featured who were not wanted by law enforcement at the time of publication. Big Bend Crime Stoppers Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report March 31, 20141. Sheraton Dontreal Hall, Grand Theft and Fraud. 2. Avron Rashad Chandler, VOP/ Cocaine. 3. Barry Antonio Rumph, Burglary and Grand Theft. 4. Cody Dillon Pounsberry, Burglary and Grand Theft. ROBERT ALLEN Times ReporterThe Midway Police Department arrested Erik Adams, 28, after searching his vehicles cab and finding 20 small bags containing marijuana residue, a digital scale and a rolled marijuana cigarette, according to a March 20 press release issued by Midway Police Department. The following trunk search produced a large plastic bag containing around 60 grams of marijuana. A lot of the drugs pass though here, said Jerome Turner, chief of the Midway Police Department. We get a lot of that traffic. Turner pointed out that Midway is located on a major highway, halfway between several centers of activity where drugs could be headed. According to the same press release, Adams was westbound on Interstate 10 when he neglected to switch lanes or slow down for a stopped patrol car with lights on, concluding a traffic stop. The officer then pursued Adams and pulled him over. After making contact, the officer reported smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. According to Turner, probable cause for the ensuing search was established during this initial contact. The officer questioned Adams, according to the release and Adams admitted to having a small amount of marijuana on his person. Then the officer searched the cab and trunk producing the afore-mentioned evidence. The officer also found a used firearm target and a box of .40caliber ammunition in the cab along with a pair of HiPoint .40 caliber semi-automatic pistols in the trunk. According to the release, no charges were filed in association with the pistols or ammunition. Adams was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. He was also cited for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle. Turner said, Well continue to take a zero-tolerance position towards drugs and impaired drivers. Erik Adams corrections of long standing accounting inaccuracies, as far back as 1994 including the Due-Tos and DueFroms among and between the General and various Utility Funds. According to Williams, a major urban city should not have more than five accounts. Williams said Quincy has as many as 30 separate accounts, a financial tangle complicating all auditing endeavors. Williams also sad the maze of accounts disguises which money goes where for what purpose. The last item on the evenings agenda was the removal of Jack McLean from the position of city manager. Several citizens spoke earlier in the evening, making arguments for and against the continuation of McLeans employment with the city. Arguments against McLean alternatively called into question the managers level of aptitude, methods of application and quality of character. Commissioner Gay took specific exception to McLean concurrently signing a contract with a municipality other than Quincy Riviera Beach. Gay wanted to know why McLean had not informed him of this agreement. McLean said Elias had addressed the matter three years ago during commission meetings in Gays presence. McLean also said the contract only entailed occasional legal counsel an arrangement McLean said he engaged in strictly on his own time, serving as few as 10 days in a 24-month span. McClean listed his personal contributions to the city, including the solicitation of multiple grants totaling in the millions. Gay told McLean he had lost confidence in him. McLean told the commissioner he didnt need to explain. But Gay told the manager he felt he owed him an explanation. McLean said he appreciated that. Elias motioned to remove McClean, operating with the understanding that the city manger had a viable contract. Commissioner Micah Brown seconded the motion. Elias, Brown and Gay then voted to remove McLean. Dowdell and Edwards voted to keep McLean. The motion passed. With his contract considered in play, McLean was terminated immediately not after a two-week notice. The manager collected his papers and left the chamber before the meeting concluded. A special meeting to discuss the particulars of McLeans severance including compensation scheduled for April 1 and subsequently cancelled. The March 25 meeting also marked City Attorney Jerry Millers penultimate appearance in the commission chamber. His law firm, Pleat, Perry & Ritchie elected to discontinue their involvement with the city. The city managers gone, said Dowdell. The city attorneys gone. The finance directors gone and its been stated in a public meeting that were broke. So about Friday, do you think well be getting a phone call from our trustees saying, I need my money? Williams said that wouldnt likely happen. Just before the meetings conclusion, Brown said he had received a disturbing letter and he wanted the sender to know he read it. Brown offered no further explanation. In a later Timesinterview, Brown said the letter concerned his support of McLeans removal. I will not respond to it, said Brown. I will not entertain foolishness. Brown also said he would not involve the police. I wont, he said. I dont have to give it to the police. I have people on it close relatives. Theyre kind of guiding me on what I should do. It will eventually get to FDLEs hands. With that letter, anybody would look over their shoulder, said Brown. But I will continue doing what I need to do for my district and my city. Brown would not elaborate further. I cant give you any more answers now because Im not finished doing what I need to do, said the commissioner, Elias told the Timeshe had had similar experiences but more habitually. There have been threats saying were going to get you, said Elias. If Jack goes you go. The commissioner said he doesnt know what that means but he also said he is taking all threats seriously. QUINCYContinued from Page A1 sible relationships between each countys outcome ranking and factor ranking emerge when considering the data: counties with outcome ranks that defy the implications of their notably worse factor ranks, counties with factor ranks that fail to account for notably worse outcome ranks and counties with similar factor and outcome ranks. One of Gadsdens neighbors falls into each of these three general categories. Liberty County ranked 32 in outcomes but 48 in factors while Jefferson County ranked 31 in factors but 47 in outcomes making the two as close to a perfect inverse as a relative ranking system can allow. Leon County ranked 9 in both lists. Aaron Kissler, Gadsden Countys health department administrator, said in the press release, In Gadsden County there are areas of progress and continuing opportunity. In the past several years there has been a successful effort to improve access to health services. This has included the reopening of the local hospital, working with new health providers to increase services, our new Community Health Nursing program, Department of HealthGadsden dental program and our limited comprehensive healthcare program funded by the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners. The study will be conducted again next year. STUDYContinued from Page A1 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test Information FCAT 2.0 Reading & Math Retakes Registration and Test Location: Gadsden County School Board Assessment & Testing Center 35 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Quincy, Florida (850) 627-9651 ext. 1225Student must have a photo ID and Social Security/Florida Student Number to registerStudents participating in the RETAKE administrations should only take the subject test(s) they have not yet passed. Students who have received a GED diploma are not eligible to participate in FCAT/FCAT 2.0 administrations. FCAT 2.0 Reading/Mathematics/Science April 14th-April 29th Grades 3-10 The FCAT 2.0 assessments are criterion-referenced tests that measure student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. To help students and parents/guardians understand what the FCAT 2.0 test items will look like, the Department of Education provides FCAT 2.0 Sample Questions and Answer Keys online for public review at http://fcat.fldoe.org/fca t2/. The following FCAT 2.0 Tests are Computer-BasedGrade 5 MathematicsGrade 6 ReadingGrade 6MathematicsGrade 7 ReadingGrade 8ReadingGrade 9 ReadingGrade 10 ReadingRetakes Reading and Mathematics High SchoolEligible students with IEPs or Section 504 plans may be provided paperbased accommodations.Special Program Students (Florida Virtual Full and Part-time, Home Education, McKay Scholarship, and Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Programs) will need to contact the Assessment & Testing Center to register or for more information. Registration Deadline April 2nd. If you or your student would like to review the CBT practice test at home, you can download instructions and a practice test (called an ePAT) at www.FLAssessments.com/ePAT. Your student may practice as often as is necessary prior to testing. It is important for you and your student to understand the following policies before testing: Electronic DevicesIf your student is found with ANY electronic devices during testing, his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice would be for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.Academic Honesty Your student will be asked to sign a pledge prior to testing that says I agree that I will not give or receive unauthorized help during this test. I understand that giving or receiving such help during the test is cheating and will result in the invalidation of my test results. In addition, students are responsible for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing their tests will be invalidated.Invalidations After Testing The FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found by Caveon to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.Leaving Campus If your student leaves campus before completing the test (for lunch, an appointment, or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact the Assessment and Testing Center at 850.627.9651 ext. 1225. Thank you for supporting your student as he/she prepares for the test! Midway monitors I-10 drug traffic Gadsden Schools set FCAT retake dates On a two-lane roadway, you are required to slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit. If the speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, you must slow down to five miles per hour. If you are driving on an interstate or roadway with multiple lanes of travel in the same direction, and you approach an emergency or law enforcement vehicle parked along the roadway, you must vacate the lane closest to that vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are not able to safely move over, you must slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit unless directed otherwise by a law enforcement officer. Move Over Law Average retail gasoline prices in Tallahassee have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g Sunday, according to GasBuddys daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Tallahassee. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tallahassee during the past week, prices yesterday were 16.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. Area gas prices on the rise
LUZ VEGA-MARQUIS American Forum Take a look at your bills: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family to just get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends meet? What exactly does it take to make it in America? The working poor are not fundamentally different, nor do they practice some kind of magical math that allows them to support their families on wages that would sink your own. This year, President Obama called for a raise in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. The controversy that followed was as predictable as it was irrelevant to those with the most at stake: the lowwage working poor. As usual, voices of those most affected have been glaringly absent. Also missing is any discussion of the breadand-butter question: What is it actually like to live on $7.25 or $9 an hour? Does either of these numbers constitute what working families need and deserve? Although the terms minimum wage and living wage are sometimes used interchangeably, their meanings are quite different. A minimum wage is the lowest a business can legally pay. A living wage is what its workers need to meet their families basic needs to stave off the choice between a gallon of gas and a gallon of milk. A full-time worker at the federal minimum wage makes $14,500 a year, placing him or her below the federal poverty line if that worker is supporting a family of two or more. A $9-an-hour minimum wage would push that annual income up to $21,000. But if you look at that raise in inflationadjusted dollars, it leaves todays minimumwage worker making significantly less than he did in 1968. Low-wage workers, despite the fuzzy math of the minimum-wage debate, cannot spin paychecks of straw into middle-class gold. The working poor do what they must, whether that means living in substandard housing or making do with low-cost, low-nutrition food. But their bottom-line needs are no different from anyone elses. President Obamas savviest move may have been his call for communities to act on their own, passing living-wage ordinances at local and state levels. In Washington State, for example, legislators have introduced a measure to raise the states minimum wage from $9.32 an hour to $12 an hour by 2017. This livable-wage issue is a priority for the Marguerite Casey Foundation. So when we found out that the general manager of the hotel we had booked months in advance for a staff retreat helped lead the campaign against a minimum-wage increase, we were taken aback. It was too late to cancel our reservation, so we opted to do what we had each day since the foundations inception: We would wear our values on our sleeves literally. The morning of the retreat, 25 staff members arrived at the hotel, all wearing T-shirts saying, WE SUPPORT A LIVING WAGE. The hotels general manager soon sought us out. But he had not approached us to debate a living wage. His concern was narrower. Are there more of you? he said. In the short term, it was easy enough to reassure him that, no, there were no busloads of protesters heading for the hotel. But the truer answer is, Yes, there are more of us families across America who believe in the promise of the American Dream. How could we explain that all we wanted was for those who slept in beds and ate food made by minimum-wage workers to question policies and priorities that leave those workers struggling to feed and house their own families? And for businesses like his to recognize that it takes a work force to grow a profit line. No matter how good the product, a business is only as good as the people it employs. Dont they deserve more than minimum wage? A recent USA Today/Pew Research Center poll found that nearly two-thirds of Republicans (64 percent) and more than nine out of 10 Democrats believe government should take action to reduce poverty. If 25 of us wearing Tshirts stating our support for a living wage rattled the administration of a hotel, what might the 464THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 5 Obituaries April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring flocks into the library. When you see the lineup of activities going on next week, youll want to be part of the pack! The Gadsden County Public Library System has three special programs coming up that involve coupons, soap making and an important recognition of a long-time Quincy resident. The main library is celebrating Smart Money Week, a financial literacy initiative of the American Library Association, by hosting a free couponing class and exchange from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the McGill Library in Quincy. Coupons can come in handy to stretch a budget and ease the pain of rising gas prices. Instructor Rebecca Alaba will teach you coupon terminology, where to find coupons and some of the best online sites for freebies. If the idea of clipping coupons sounds too tedious, keep in mind all three of the Gadsden County public libraries provide coupon baskets overflowing with coupons that have already been snipped for your convenience. During this coupon class and exchange, youll have a chance to sort through the McGill Library basket to see if there are any you could use. Please also bring in some to share with others. Even expired coupons can still be used by military families. A free Easter soapmaking workshop is scheduled for 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the McGill Library in Quincy. Similar to the workshop held last spring, participants will create decorative Easter baskets brimming with aromatic handmade soap bunnies and eggs to take home. Instructor Charles Osmin, local owner and proprietor of Snugglebunny Soap (http://snugglebunnysoap.webs.com /), will demonstrate the stir-and-pour method of mixing colors and fragrances. If you prefer soap that is pure and natural, youll also learn how to make it scentfree. Those who participated in prior soapmaking workshops at the library raved about the experience and crave more. Heres your chance to create something beautiful and useful. A free reception for pilot Jerrie Mock honoring the 50th anniversary of her historic solo flight around the world will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the McGill Library in Quincy. In 1964, flying in a single engine Cessna 180 plane with Spirit of Columbus emblazoned on its side, Mrs. Geraldine Jerrie Mock became the first woman to circle the globe alone. She even made it in a record time of 29 days. What a tale she has to tell about that amazing flight! Come meet and greet this courageous woman at the library and listen to her stories, as written in the book entitled Three-Eight Charlie. Phone 627-7106 for more information about these activities and to register. Additional events are posted on the Librarys Facebook page, so be sure to like us at www.facebook.com /gcpls. Come in, and linger longer! Linger LongerA A T T Y Y O O U U R R L L I I B B R R A A R R Y YDr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director Meet Quincy pilot Jerrie Mock on April 12 at McGill Library. Photos submitted April a busy month at libraries Deacon Lawrence E. BakerDeacon Lawrence E. Baker, 84, of Blountstown, FL died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Services were held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1p.m. (CST) at True Holiness Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Blountstown, FL. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Dwight W. BryantDwight W. Bryant, 54, of Quincy, Florida passed away on March 21, 2014, in Tallahassee, Florida. Services were held on March 29, 2014, at New Zion AME Church in Quincy, FL. Ivey Funeral Home of Quincy, FL was in charge of the arrangements. He leaves to his memories sisters: Mary Wilcox, (Clifford), Wanda Mincy (Jeremaiah) and Sandra Vazquez (Frank) all of St. Petersburg, FL. Joanne McCloud Wright (Sam), of Sanford, FL. Brothers: Charles Bryant (Gwen), Kenneth Bryant both of Quincy, FL. Curtis Bryant of St. Petersburg, FL and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. James Andrews, and Ms. Delores Bryant of Quincy are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Ms. Jennifer Andrews to Mr. Dante Hall, the son of the late Mr. Jerry Hall and Ms. Barbara Jean Murray of Havana. The happy couple will be joined in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. July 12, 2014, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Quincy, with Minister Patrick Faison officiating. The bride is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School in Quincy, and is employed as a records technician with the Florida Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee. The groom is a graduate of Havana Northside High School in Havana and North Florida Cosmetology, Tallahassee, and is employed as a licensed barber. Mr. W.D. and Mrs. Illian Kenon of Quincy are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennie Kenon and Orenthry Henry, the son of Mrs. Carolyn Robinson of Quincy and Mr. Ossie Henry of Tallahassee. The bride is a graduate of Gadsden Technical Institute. The groom is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School. The happy couple will be united in holy matrimony on April 13, 2014, at New Direction Christian Center where Dr. Gerald Thomas Sr., is pastor and officiant. The couple will honeymoon on the beaches of Panama City, Florida. JaHazel Dawkins and Janice Francis announce their retirement celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The celebration will be at Carter-Parramore, 631 S. Stewart St., Quincy. JaHazel Dawkins, pastor of Bostick Temple Christian Center, is celebrating 34 years of achievement with the state of Florida and Janice Francis, assistant pastor, is celebrating 35 years of achievement with the state of Florida. Friends, family and classmates are welcome to attend; no children, please. Seating is limited. Ship Serviceman First Class (Surface Warfare) Heather Marie Mitchell was born Nov. 4, 1979, to proud parents Dorothy Lee Bradwell-Mitchell and Nicholas Durden in Woonsocket, R.I. She is the sister of Melissa Ann Mitchell-Close and Michelle Harmon-Mitchell. At the age of 5 years old, the family relocated to Quincy, where she attended Stewart Street Elementary, Carter-Parramore Middle and graduated from James A. Shanks Class of 1998. In March 2000, she went on to join the United States Navy completing Recruit Training Command in May 2000 as an airman. Upon reporting to the now-decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy she completed two successful deployments, taking her from Europe to the island of St. Martin. She later went to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., and volunteered for the humanitarian tour aboard the USNS Mercy. Upon completion of her tour, she was given orders to the USS Mesa Verde LPD 19, serving Milestones Andrews-Hall to wed Kenon-Henry plan nuptials Retirement bash planned Quincy native recognized for Navy career See NAVY / Page A13 000HU6Z
The students of West Gadsden High School Culinary Arts Program are given the opportunity to become industry certified by taking the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination. The exam is available to the students through their Culinary Arts classes by the National Restaurant Association. The certification is nationally recognized and a requirement by most employers for employment in the foodservice industry. The exam consists of five domains: Implement Food Safety SOPs, Employee Hygiene and Health, Receipt, Storage and Transport, Food Prep, Display and Service, and Compliance with Regulatory. Students must achieve 75 percent mastery to be considered certified. The certificate is in effect for five years from the date of administration. The Gadsden County Retired Educators held a Pre-Retirement Seminar on March 27, 2014 at the Gadsden County School Transportation Facility. The seminar was refreshing and informative. Presiding was the Rev. Daniel Hall. Mrs. Linda Jones gave the welcome and occasion. The meat of the seminar was the presentations. Wanda McCall, a representative from the Gadsden County School Board informed the group about when to apply for retirement. Mrs. June Moore was the representative from the Florida Retirement System; she informed the group be careful not to lose your retirement benefit by returning to work for a Florida Retirement System employer. Mr. Craig McMillian gave the insurance presentation. He spoke on the insurance options available to the retirees. He said the Gadsden County School Board (GCPS) insurance is not the only option, but it is not possible to come back to the GCPS insurance if you choose another option. Mrs. Kristie Smith and Mr. Rashard Mujahid gave a presentation on Social Security. The representatives were from the Tallahassee office and thats where the group was told to go to apply or call if they had more questions. President Sam Love made closing remarks and offered refreshments to the crowd of approximately 50 participants. The motto: of the Gadsden County Retired Educators is A Voice from the Past, A Voice for the Present and A Voice Protecting Your Future. The photo shows just a few of the 50 participants. 6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Education Meeting gives retired educators food for thought Cooking up success Pictured here, from left, are: Dr. Ida Walker (Principal), Allison Avelar, Shanadra Jackson, Breanna Mackey, Reginald Washington and Ms. Cynthia Reynolds (Instructor). Photo submitted TALLAHASSEE A Tallahassee Community College vice president is among the recipients of a distinguished award from the Florida Diversity Council. Kimberly A. Moore, who leads TCCs Division of Workforce Development, was selected to receive a 2014 Florida Most Powerful and Influential Women Award at the FLDCs upcoming Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference. I am absolutely humbled to have been selected for this statewide recognition, Moore said. I consider it a personal privilege to serve my community and give back in a way that encourages others to do the same. Moore will be formally recognized as one of the winners of the award at the conferences Most Powerful and Influential Woman Awards Breakfast on April 3 at the Rosen Plaza Orlando. The FLDC grants the Florida Most Powerful and Influential Women Award to women who are excellent leaders in the public or private sector. Winners of the award exhibit a sustained record of accomplishments and contributions to their fields of work, demonstrate leadership and commitment to their communities, and aspire to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence within their vocations, according to FLDC coordinator Sammy Wann. Moore fits that description, said TCC President Jim Murdaugh. Kimberly Moore is an outstanding choice to receive this great honor. She exemplifies the level of leadership, commitment to ethics and passion for her job that we admire in all employees of the college. For information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 850-201-6049 or firstname.lastname@example.org/ TCCs Moore among Powerful and Influential award honorees BSC students earn technical certificates Bainbridge State College President Richard Carvajal, the keynote speaker, said the celebration was for students who may put their certificates immediately to work for themselves or serve as stepping stones to more advanced programs. Sarah Dollar of Bainbridge, who was one of the student speakers, earned a Small Business Management certificate and said the program helped her operate and market her business more effectively. Kimberly Griffin, also of Bainbridge, earned a Medical Office Specialist certificate. Twenty years ago, she earned a Licensed Practical Nursing degree, but said she wanted to pursue another career. As she talked about milestones and what they may mean in a persons life, Griffin said her earning this certificate marked a major milestone in her life. She now wants to pursue an Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assisting. Dantavious Campbell earned three separate certificates: Electrical Wiring, Low Voltage Security and Mobile Electronic Technician. Campbell, who works at a Bainbridge fast-food restaurant, said this is just the beginning for him to eventually start his own business. Despite his extremely busy schedule, he is also furthering his training by taking welding courses at Bainbridge State. Kathleen Ketterer, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, congratulated the students and reminded them of a saying: If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. The following are students who earned Technical Certificates of Credit from the Spring, Summer and Fall 2013 semesters. They are listed by the city and then by their degree: Quincy, Fla. Commercial Truck Driving: Antonio Farmer and Rondriquez Green. Tallahassee, Fla. Commercial Truck Driving: Joshua Gamble. Bainbridge State College students were recognized March 10 for earning Technical Certificates of Credit 000HU5E 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, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. intends to hear CPA-2014-04, 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 4-18-1N-2W-0000-00310-0000 from Conservation (Gadsden County) to Conservation (Midway) on the Midway Future Land Use Map. The parcel is owned by Talquin State Forest and consists of a total of 67.5 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.
SUSIE MORRISTimes Sports CorrespondentLEON 6 MUNROE 5 The Munroe Lady Cats softball team had their best chance to beat 4A Leon High School for the first time in softball but after 10 innings of play, it was not meant to be. The team had several opportunities, sometimes with two outs and Leon with their last at-bat at the plate, but errors and timely hits denied the team the win. Leon scored first, with two runs in their first two at bats. Munroe then scored two runs in their top of the third to tie the score for a short time. Leon scored one in the bottom of the third to again take the lead. Munroe then scored two runs in the top of the fourth and fifth innings while giving up one to Leon and at the end of six innings, the Bobcats led 4-3. With two outs, Munroe looked to hold for the win, but an infield error gave Leon the tying run. Neither team could push across a run in the eighth inning, and the teams entered the ninth inning knotted at 4-4. The Bobcats scored one in the top of the ninth but, again, they allowed Leon to score one more on a misplayed ball in the outfield. Enter 10th inning. In the 10th inning, Munroe was scoreless but Leon managed to score the winning run in their half of the 10th, ending the 3 1/2hour game. Jerri Sloan got the loss for Munroe. The right-handed sophomore pitched all 10 innings, striking out four and allowing nine hits. Munroe tallied nine hits but left 13 runners stranded. Hannah Wilde, a freshman shortstop, had three hits. Sloan added two hits. Maddey Pappadakis and Wilde scored two runs each. The team is 6-6 on the season and hosts North Bay Haven this week, before heading to FAMU on Thursday and Vernon for a doubleheader Friday. After seeing their unbeaten streak end with two losses in Jacksonville, the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe started a new winning streak with victories over district foe Tallavana and interstate rival Brookwood (Thomasville, Ga.) this past week. Were happy to get back on the winning track, said Bobcat Head Coach Jayme Williams. We learned a lot about ourselves in the PTown Classic and got an opportunity to put it to use this week. Against Tallavana, the Bobcats mantra was to stay focused, as they played without senior starters Stephen Miller and Myles Edwards who were in Colorado on their senior trip. I was pleased with our focus and approach to the game, said Williams. We played a lot of the younger kids and made no errors, so it was a good team experience. Tallavana was young, but they played very hard. Theyll get where they want to be pretty soon. The Bobcats pounded out 20 hits with nine players getting in the book in the 28-0 victory. Casey Mathers led the team with four hits and Bradley Klees blasted a grand slam in the offensive outburst. Both players accumulated six RBIs each. Junior starter Nolan Haire pitched two innings to earn the win. Fellow juniors Will Harris (two innings) and Klees (one inning) pitched the remainder. The trio held the Lions hitless and scoreless, striking out 12 (Haire 6 K, Harris 4 K, Klees 2 K) and walking four. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 3-0 in district play. Against Brookwood, the Bobcats welcomed back Miller and Edwards, but the focus they needed was nowhere to be found early on, as Munroe kicked the ball around (three errors) and quickly found themselves on the bottom end of a 5-0 score midway through the fourth inning. We looked just like we did against Palatka (7-0 loss), said Williams. We didnt act like we were ready to play and Brookwood is too good a team to start against so unfocused. To compound matters, the Bobcats were unable to get anything going offensively against Brookwood starter Bradley Clark, who yielded only three hits and struck out six in six innings. We couldnt get anything going early on, said Williams, but this team is resilient if nothing else. about and Im praying about. Anthony James, East Gadsdens athletic director, thinks the school has now found a good match for their team. Hes very energetic, said James. Hes bringing a lot of momentum. He wants to help take these guys to the next level. He loves the kids and the kids love him. And the players do echo their new coachs enthusiasm. Hes got a great plan, said Freddie Andrews, junior linebacker and defensive end. Hes making football fun. And when its fun, more kids want to come out and play. Football should not just be about football. It should be about changing kids lives. Carter agrees. After the press conference, he said, Were going to build men of integrity doing things right on and off the field. FACEContinued from Page A2WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 7 000HM1Z Cakes & Catering Cakes & Catering By Lucia Harris Planning a wedding or party? Call Lucia today at 850-459-9340 or 850-443-0339 000HSFE Cakes For All Occasions Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary etc Dont forget to try our catering service, too. Good Food & Good Service at Good Prices 000HTAD Request for Proposal Bid No. 14-05 The Gadsden County Board of County Commission will receive sealed proposals from any qualified person or company interested in getting on the Countys vendor list to provide miscellaneous repair work as listed in the specifications. Vendors will be contacted on an as needed basis. This is not to be considered as full time work. A complete list of services can be obtained from the Management Services Department, Room 204 located at 5-B E Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 and on our website at gadsdengov.net. Please direct any questions to Clyde Collins, Building Official at 850-875-8665. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed proposal, the proposal number and what the proposal is for. Proposals will be received until 10:00 a.m. (ET), on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Gadsden County Management Services Department, Room 204, 5B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, and will be opened and read aloud on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 10:01 a.m. (ET) at the County Administrators Conference Room at 9B East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Gadsden County. EEO/AA 000HU4M TERRANCE CHISOLMTimes Sports CorrespondentWednesday, March 26, the East Gadsden High School Jaguars hosted the West Gadsden High School Panthers for their first head-to-head battle of the baseball season. The Jaguars took advantage of several errors committed by the Panthers during the first two innings of play, jumping out to a 7-2 lead. East Gadsden experienced some trying times on the mound at the start of the third inning, and as a result West Gadsden began to claw their way back into the game. Senior outfielders Ronald Pinkney and Joquan Barnes started the rally as they combined to score two quick runs at the top of the third inning to cut into the Jaguar lead by a score of 7-4. The momentum continued to swing over to the Panther dugout and at the end of the third inning, the Jaguars commanding lead had been cut to a small 8-6 advantage heading into the fourth inning. East Gadsdens Head Coach Ronald Estelle began to intensify his verbal instruction towards his team, and players such as John Kelley and Marquis Hatten began to respond by getting on base and scoring. The Jaguars had a productive fourth inning and were able to extend their lead by a score of 12-6. The next two innings were filled with errant pitches by the Jaguars, which lead to walks and scoring opportunities for the Panthers. West Gadsden took a 15-14 lead during the top of the six inning and began to pull away as from their cross county rivals. Panther pitcher Josh Betton closed out the sixth inning with some precision pitching, striking out two of his last three batters. West Gadsden held a 20-16 advantage heading into the final inning. Ultimately, the Jaguars were unable to produce anymore runs during the seventh inning as the Panthers went on to celebrate a 21-16 victory. After the game West Gadsdens Head Coach Romeko Baker paused to share these thoughts: Feels good it was a rivalry game, and weve lost to them the last three years. I feel good right now. Sports Panthers rally from behind to beat the Jaguars A contested call: The West Gadsden runner tries to slide home under the waiting glove of the East Gadsden catcher. The umpire called the runner out, West Gadsdens third, and the East Gadsden team filed off the field, preparing to bat. But just as all the East Gadsden players reached the dugout, the call was reversed. West Gadsden headed back to bat with one more run and one less out. Photo by Robert Allen Munroe runs past Tallavana, rallies to beat Brookwood See RFM/ Page A20 Extra innings yield no victory for Lady Cats
8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM FAMILY FEATURES This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and stew, its also perfect for center-of-the-plate feasts like an Easter ham. Using the slow cooker, you can minimize both prep time and cleanup time, leaving plenty of room in the day for church, hunt ing eggs and enjoying time with your loved ones. Ham is a tradition for many families this time of year, and because it pairs well with a multitude of ingredients, you can create a unique dish every time. For a fresh spin on the classic ham, try this Sweet Southern SlowCooker Ham recipe from the National Pork Board. Apple cider and bourbon (or vanilla extract, if you prefer) combine to create a rich flavor complemented by the sweetness of brown sugar. Round out your Easter menu by pairing your ham with classic sides such as oven-roasted carrots, asparagus wrapped in bacon and mashed sweet potatoes. You can also use leftover ham for flavor-packed recipes like Ham, Apple and Cheddar Crepes, which are ideal for a family-style brunch. To get inspired by more ham and Easter meal ideas, visit PorkBeinspired.com or Facebook.com/PorkBeinspired. Yield: 12 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 to 8 hours 1 bone-in fully cooked ham, about 5 1/2 pounds 1 cup apple cider 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/3 cup Kentucky bourbon 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 4 fresh thyme sprigs Place ham in large slow cooker. Whisk cider with brown sugar, bourbon, honey and mustard. Slowly pour over ham. Scatter thyme sprigs into slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours, or until very tender. Remove ham to rest on cutting board. Pass remaining cooking liquid through fine mesh sieve into sauce pan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Carve ham into serving pieces. Brush ham pieces with cooking liquid before arrang ing on platter. Serve warm or at room temperature. Note: For a non-alcoholic alterna tive, replace the bourbon with 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Cooking Tip: Use leftover ham tomakeHam,AppleandCheddarCrepes. Easter Ham Pin-spiration Sweepstakes Enter the National Pork Boards Easter Ham Pin-spiration Sweepstakes at PorkBeinspired.com/EasterHam for the chance to win an Easter gift basket with everything you need for this years celebration. Yield: 6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes 3 cups ham, shredded and warmed 1 3/4 cups 2% milk 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced Cheese Sauce 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup 2% milk 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped Pour milk, butter, eggs and salt in blender.Mixuntilwellcombined. Add flour. Mix for 15 to 20 seconds or until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes. Heat an 8-inch crepe pan or non stick skillet over medium heat. Coat well with nonstick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan, swirl to fully cover bottom of pan. Cook for 1 minute or until crepe begins to curl around edges. Carefully flip and cook for an addi tional 30 seconds or until set. Trans fer to plate. Repeat with additional cooking spray and remaining batter. Layer cooked crepes between pieces of wax paper to prevent sticking. Lay a crepe on clean work sur face. Arrange few slices of apple on quarter of crepe; top with shredded ham. Fold crepe in half to cover filling and fold in half again to create triangular shape. Repeat with remaining crepes, apple and ham. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and hold in warm oven until ready to serve, or up to 30 minutes. For cheese sauce, melt butter in saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in flour until well coated. Cook, stir ring constantly, for 2 min utes or until pale and smooth. Whisk in milk, a splash at a time, until smooth; stir in mustard, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat back of spoon. Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, a small handful at a time, until melted and smooth. Place filled crepes on each plate. Spoon cheese sauce over each crepe and sprinkle with chives. Serving Suggestion: All the elements of the recipe can be prepared a day in advance and gently warmed before assembling. Ham, Apple and Cheddar Crepes Sweet Southern Slow-Cooker Ham
TALLAHASSEE The month of April begins a new season at Florida A&M University (FAMU) as the campus welcomes its new leader, President Elmira Mangum. To commemorate the occasion and celebrate her in true Rattler fashion, FAMU will host a Welcome Rally at 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 4, on the steps of Lee Hall, 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd. The event will include spirited tributes by student leaders, the Marching FAMU Cheerleaders and more. The event is free and open to the public. On April 1, President Elmira Mangum will become FAMUs 11th president and first permanent female president in the institutions 126-year history. She previously served as vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University where she was the senior administrator responsible for the management of Cornells resources and the annual budgeting process. After a thorough presidential search, the FAMU Board of Trustees selected Mangum to become president on Jan. 9. The Florida Board of Governors unanimously approved her appointment on Feb. 20. For information on the Welcome Rally, visit www.famu.edu/Mangu mWelcome/. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 9 000HSNF School news At West Gadsden High School, the faculty and staff believe in setting a positive example for their students and the community not only in academics, but also in keeping physically fit. A number of faculty and staff members at WGHS participate in exercise sessions afterschool that range from walking to aerobics. A team of seven faculty members represented West Gadsden High School in the Color In Motion 5K in Tallahassee. This exciting event was designed to bring awareness to how fun moving can be and to support the Hunger Fight Organization. Before the race, participants were lead in warm-up dancing and a pre-run color bash. This was an opportunity to paint each other various colors with a cornstarch and food dye powder that was provided as part of the race. The hardest part of the coloring process was trying to decide which teacher would be brave enough to paint Dr. Walker, the principal! As the 5K progressed there were color stations manned with professional color artists that made sure the teachers were covered from head to toe in various bright colors. Then at the end, another session of dancing and coloring awaited them. Theres nothing like seeing your teachers covered in color doing The Wobble in public. WGHS Color In Motion Team sets the pace West Gadsden High School Color in Motion Team members pictured here are: Pascale Reseau, Dr. Ida Walker, Cheryl Moody, Abdul Howard, William Thro, Virginia Ryals and Kimberly Myrick. Photos submitted FAMU announces commencement speakers TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University (FAMU) has announced Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson and ESSENCE Editor-atLarge Mikki Taylor as speakers for its spring commencement ceremonies scheduled at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center. We are delighted to have two titans of business join us for our largest commencement ceremony of the year, said Interim President Larry Robinson. John W. Thompson, a FAMU graduate, has ascended to a top leadership role in one of the worlds most successful high-technology companies. Mikki Taylor has defined empowerment at one of the worlds most prestigious publications that addresses issues of health, style, beauty and other contemporary issues pertaining to women of color. Between these two outstanding individuals, our students will receive pearls of wisdom that will last a lifetime. Thompson first joined Microsofts board of directors in February 2012, serving as a lead independent director, a role he will continue in tandem with his recent appointment to board chairman. Additionally, Thompson is the chief executive officer of privately held Virtual Instruments. He is the former chairman and CEO of Symantec, where he served for 10 years. Previously, he held a number of leadership positions at IBM, including sales, marketing, software development and general manager of IBM Americas. Thompson received his bachelors degree in business administration from FAMUs School of Business and Industry (SBI) in 1971. He also earned a masters degree in management from the Sloan Fellows program of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Thompson was inducted into the FAMU SBI Hall of Fame in 2011. For 30 years, Taylor served as ESSENCE Magazines beauty & cover director before assuming her current role as editor-at-large. In addition, she is the founder and president of Mikki Taylor Enterprises, LLC, which serves as a holding company for a number of vertical businesses, including Satin Doll Productions, a full-service image building and consulting division, and MT Communications, a strategic communications and branding company. Most recently, she hosted the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon and served as a speaker and judge at the 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy. Taylor has offered beauty and style advice through various types of media, which led to her successful book, Self-Seduction: Your Ultimate Path to Inner and Outer Beauty (Ballantine Books/One World). In Fall 2011, she interpreted the style of Michelle Obama in her popular sequel, Commander-in-Chic: Every Womans Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster). Taylor is the recipient of the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) Business Achievement Award, acknowledging those who have penetrated and embraced the world of beauty in a significant way both in front of and behind the scenes. She is the winner of the Associated Black Charities Image Makers Award, ESSENCE Magazines Defining Excellence Award and the recipient of various civic awards in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the empowerment of women around the world. Mikki Taylor John W. Thompson Second-grade students at Robert F. Munroe recently visited The Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy. While there they viewed the recent exhibit featuring Florida landscapes. A fun hands-on art project gave the students an opportunity to create their own landscapes with watercolor paints, crayons, salt, sponges and plastic wrap. They also learned some of the history of the building that houses the Arts Center. Photo submitted Artful encounter FAMU Hosts Welcome Rally for President Elmira Mangum April 4 000FRBT
10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Know your family historyTalk to your family members about their eye health history. Its impor tant to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition because many diseases tend to run in families. Thiswillhelptodeter mine if you are at a higher risk for developing any of these problems yourself.Use protective eyewearWear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protec tion for a certain activity. Most protective eye wear lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is 10 times stronger than other plastics. Wear sunglassesSunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important function is to protect your eyes from the suns ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for options that block 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. You can find more information on these preven tive measures and dozens of other vision-related topics at www.nei.nih.gov. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Findingan EyeCare ProfessionalFinding a qualified eye care professional to help keep your eyes and vision in tip-top shape doesnt have to be overwhelming. Follow these tips from the National Eye Institute to find a doctor in your area:Ask family members and friends about the eye care professionals they use.Ask your family doctor for the name of a local eye care professional.Call the department of ophthalmology or optometry at a nearby hospital or university medical center.Contact a national, state or county association of oph thalmologists or optome trists. These groups, usually called academies or soci eties, may have lists of eye care professionals with specific information on their specialties and experience.Contact your insurance company or health plan to learn whether it has a list of eye care professionals who are covered under your plan. An important part of good eye health is quality com munica tion with your doctor. Remember to:Ask questions until you understand the information your doctor is giving you.Take notes, or get a friend or family member to take notes for you. Or, bring a tape recorder to assist in your recollection of the discussion.Ask your doctor to write down his or her instructions to you.Ask where you can go for more information.Othermembersofyourhealth careteam,suchasnursesand pharmacists, can be good sourcesofinformation.Talk to them, too.FAMILY FEATURES When going through your health checklists, you probably think about your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels. But what people often neglect is actually right in front of our eyes our vision. Properly caring for your eyes is important for preventing vision loss and blindness, as well as protecting your overall health. As with many other aspects of personal healthcare, routine exams and preventive measures go a long way to ensuring healthy vision and h elp ing you see well for a lifetime. The experts at the National Eye Institute recommend following these five steps to take care of your eyes and protect your visio n. Getacomprehensive dilatedeyeexam You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. When it comes to common vision problems, some people dont realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many com mon eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration, often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages. During a comprehensive dilated eye exam, your eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupil to allow more light to enter the eye. This enables your eye care profes sional to get a good look at the back of the eyes and examine them for any signs of damage or disease. LiveahealthylifestyleLiving an overall healthy life is good for your eyes. This includes:Maintaining a healthy weight Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other health problems that can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. Eating healthy foods Youve heard carrots are good for your eyes, but eating a diet rich in other fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens, such as spinach, kale or collard greens, is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research also has shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna and halibut.Not smoking Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration or cataract, both of which can lead to blindness.Managing chronic conditions Many conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and multiple sclerosis, can greatly impact vision, resulting in inflammation of the optic nerve, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and even vision loss. Managing these conditions with the help of your health care provider can often prevent blindness.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 11 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 850933-9405 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Everyone is welcome!Steward Temple celebrating 101 yearsSteward Temple AME Church celebrates its 101st Church Anniversary. The Rev. Louisa L. Thomas and the members of the church at 85 Woodward Road invite the public to the 101st church anniversary services. All choirs, soloists and praise dancers are invited. At 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, Pastor Lamar Simmons and The Love and Faith Community Church of Tallahassee will render a service; culminating services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, with guest speaker, Bishop-Elect John Neal of Climax, Ga.; and at 4 p.m., hear guest speaker the Rev. S. Gerrad Lindsey and the Mt. Zion AME Church, Havana. Dinner will be served immediately following the 11 a.m. service. Time to honor special ministerAn appreciation program for Minister Allen Jones will be April 1 to 6 at Neals Temple Holiness Church, 240 Neals Temple Road, Havana. Evangelist Betty Bryant, assistant pastor. For information, call: Chairman Deacon J.B. Jones (850) 228-1323, Shika Jones (850) 405-2930 or Shane Bozman 850-688-5230. Sponsored by the members of Neals Temple Holiness Church, along with family and friends.Get on the right track at churchFriendship Primitive Baptist Church, 5775 Ben Bostick Road, Quincy, the Rev. A. Lewis Ivey, pastor, invites the public to come support the churchs First Healthy Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. This walk will be from the church through the Friendship Community and back to the Church. A healthy snack will be provided after the walk and the donation is $5 for registration. For information, call Sister Bessie Barkley at 850875-4164.Big event coming to St. John COGICThe 27th Big Bend District Convention will continue through April 4 at St. John COGIC. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. daily. There will be daytime activities Thursday only. Evening prayer will begin at 7 p.m. The schedule of auxiliaries in charge is: Monday Music, Tuesday Evangelism Department, Wednesday Two auxiliaries will host the service: 1. Sunday School 2. Youth; Thursday is Mothers Day The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a Prayer Breakfast followed by workshops, noonday service and lunch. Superintendent McCloud will be the speaker for the noonday service. Ladies are asked to wear white during the day service. Evening worship will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be a banner march for the womens department auxiliaries. State Supervisor Mother Ruby D. Williams will be the speaker. Friday is Official Day.Ministry plans conferenceBishop Titus B. Deas, Jr. and Deliverance Temple Ministries are excited about our upcoming 2014 Levitical Conference convening 7:30 p.m. daily April 2 through 4. The public is invited. The conference theme is: Reviving the People to Prevail through Praise. The guest speaker for April 2 is Pastor Jevon Goode, senior pastor of Destiny Church in Dothan, Ala. Evangelist Ruby Holland-Hutchins of The Greater Community Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn., is the guest speaker for April 3 and 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Deliverance Temple Ministries is at 5715 Hardaway Highway, Chattahoochee. For information, call 850-8568448.Inspiring breakfast plannedThe Lay Organization of Greater Tanner Chapel will host a Fruits of the Spirit breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Greater Tanner Chapel A.M.E.C. is at 1911 MLK Jr. Blvd., Quincy. Donations are $7 and the speaker will be Sis. Denise Hannah. For information, call Sis. LaDonna Hogue 850627-2898 or Sis. Shakelia Barnes 850-627-2391; the Rev. Sterling Barkley Sr., pastor.Dual Day coming to Mt. MoriahThe congregation of Mt. Moriah First Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to the Annual Dual Day Program at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 6. The theme is Rebuilding Our Walls. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Eugene Franklin, associate minister of The First Baptist Church of Warrington; and also Minister Janice Harris, executive pastor of The Destiny Center of Tallahassee will give Words of Expression. The church is at 302 S. 10th St., Quincy. Dr. Melvin E. Crawford Sr. is pastor/teacher.Celebrating a woman of worthAppreciation Program for Mother Mary Salters will be at First Restored Church of Jesus Christ, 867 Joe Adams Road, Quincy, at 4 p.m. April 5. Pastor Hattie Harper. Sponsored by The Hope for Women Organization. When the phone rings here at the newspaper, you never know whos on the other end and what the person will say. Thats why we have an antacid dispenser in the break room. (Not really.) One day last week I got a call from a woman who sounded greatly distressed; she had lost her wedding rings. It happened several months ago when she was going through cancer treatment. She said the treatment muddled her brain, made her absent-minded and forgetful. Back in January she was making meatloaf and didnt want to get raw hamburger gunk in her 41-year-old ring set so she took them off, plus two other newer rings, five rings in all. She put them in the pocket of her jeans and then later put the jeans on a little stepladder in her closet and forgot about them. Didnt you notice your hands were ringless? I asked her. She said back then she didnt notice anything. Days, maybe weeks later, she gathered up a bunch of stuff to donate to a local thrift store accidentally including those jeans. When she finally noticed she wasnt wearing her rings, she looked everywhere in her house, frantic. For weeks she cried as she tried to remember where she put them and then cried when she remembered. She was crying when she called me. She asked if I thought she was silly, and I told her no. The rings meant something to her, something beyond mere jewelry. Her husband had offered to buy her a new set, but she didnt doesnt want a new set. She wants the set she lost, the set she loves. A week or so before the woman called, my pastor had talked about Jesus telling parables about the kingdom of heaven and about lost things and found things: A pearl merchant goes out looking for fine pearls, which in biblical times were more valuable than diamonds are today. He finds one of great value and sells everything he has to purchase it. A man finds a treasure hidden in a field, hides it again and sells all he has to buy the field and the treasure. A woman has 10 silver coins, each worth about a days wages, and loses one. She turns her house upside down, searching carefully until she finds it. A man has 100 sheep and one wanders off. He leaves the 99 to go after the one lost sheep. When he finds it, he joyfully puts it across his shoulders and carries it home. When he returns, he calls his friends and neighbors together to celebrate. Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep, he says. Likewise, when the woman who lost the coin finds it, she, too, calls her neighbors to celebrate. In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents, Jesus said (Luke 15:10). Ive heard these stories that Jesus told all my life, and often thats all there is. I hear them; I read them; I say, Oh yeah, I remember that one, and go on to the next. But when the woman who lost her rings called, crying, and I talked to her long enough to get a glimpse of the extent of her grief for thats what it is I thought about how God grieves over his lost creation. Maybe he doesnt cry or wring his hands or feel despair, but he does grieve over lost people, those whom he loves, those who either defiantly run from him or who just sort of wander away. Lost is lost no matter how you get there. Its easy to think of God as a God of wrath and judgment, which is what he is. Its even easier to overlook the fact that his wrath is based on his love for his people, and because of that love, his wrath was inflicted on his Son so his people can be spared. Therefore, the people who are lost dont need to fear being found. Instead, they can look forward to a party, a time of great rejoicing and celebration. The Bible says so. I sincerely hope the woman finds her rings. I imagine shell cry even harder, but with tears of joy and thankfulness. What was lost has been found! Maybe God cries those kinds of tears. I think maybe he just might.Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at email@example.com. Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES St. James Primitive Baptist Church is at 545 Scotland Road, Havana. Photo by Robert Allen Praise the Lord! Lost and found Lost is lost no matter how you get there.
12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterTrini Charlton, one of East Gadsden High Schools senior running backs, signed a scholarship with Campbellsville University, in Kentucky. Charlton hopes to play his first year but he isnt taking anything for granted. Im working out so I can play my freshman year, said Charlton. You have to work for it. Charlton began playing football during his sophomore year of high school. During his junior year, the running back accumulated 1,200 all-purpose yards. Every time Trini touched the ball, he did something special, said Chad Smith, assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. He was just a playmaker. Smith recalled one of Charltons best games last year. East Gadsden played Wakulla High outside the regular season. Despite being outclassed by the larger school, Charlton gained 124 yards during the game. Trinis fast and hes quick, said Smith. Hes able to juke. Hes quick sideto-side so he can make something happen. You give Trini the ball, hes going to get downfield with it. Charlton mirrors his coachs enthusiasm. I love the running game, he said. I love to have the ball. But Im not a selfish player. Ill block anytime. Charlton said he considered football a fun game when he first started playing. Now, Charlton said he considers it a matter of business. He looks forward to working with a new team, expanding his knowledge of the game. Ill probably get used to the system, get used to the plays, said Charlton. Its always going to be a challenge at first being able to adapt. Smith agrees, noting football is no longer a part-time proposition in college. You have your classes and then you have full-time football on top of that, said Smith. The coach, however, is quick clarify that academics cant be diminished to a secondary concern. Get the grades, he said. Theyre going to make you or break you. Campbellsville University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, competing in the Mid-South conference. Charlton considered other schools but he said the final choice was not too difficult. Campbellsville is a great campus, said Charlton. Its in a great environment. While at Campbellsville University, Charlton plans to studying physical therapy. He hopes to become a personal trainer and possibly return to work in the Tallahassee area. ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterChildrens author and Panhandle native Timothy Weeks visited Gadsden County to read at area schools and the March 21 Friends of the Library dinner. Weeks, popularly known for his three books featuring fish characters and mixed-media illustrations also works as a journalist and foreign markets analyst. Growing up as the son of a commercial fisherman, Weeks is sensitive to the sea, its whims and the ebb and flow of life this reality of nature creates. I wanted to write local, regional books, said Weeks during an interview before his reading at the Friends of the Library dinner. Theyre kind of rough-and-tumble books. The kids love that. It reflects their experience. A lot of the kids have fathers and grandpas who go castnetting, said Weeks, offering one example of a connection local readers can make with the characters. At around 50 pages, Weeks books are long for their genre. But the author said the length is balanced by writing with a deliberate sense of pacing. By considering cinema, the author said he avoids the dragging lull in action some narratives allow in their latter half. According to Weeks, he writes his stories to intensify, to accelerate toward the conclusion. He writes pages with fewer words, which turn faster. Weeks books are also recognized for their original form of illustrations, a mixedmedia approach combining pieces of several images by layering. It wasnt theoretical, Weeks said, explaining the origin of the idea. It was purely accident at first. Weeks and his mother, Jeanne Weeks, work on these illustrations together. Kids love that combination so we kept developing it, said Weeks. And then I got more interested in wildlife. According to weeks, some of these illustrations have as many as 30 layers, including little hidden objects a feature the author remembers enjoying as a child. Weeks has traveled widely, reading his book to students in schools as far north as North Carolina and as far west as Texas. Sometimes Ill have 400 kids in an auditorium, he said. Its a bit of a performance. But the books appeal is not equal everywhere. Weeks explains the gulf coast sensibilities that inform his work are not very subtle and more intimately understood by children who were raised in a similar environment. If its coastal, said Weeks, referring to his audience. It connects. I always promoted it as a result of my family upbringing, said Weeks. According the author, two new books are on the way. One is what he calls an early reader, a book designed for children just learning to read an age group younger than his current target audience. The other, written for his usual age group, is a story about a squirrel who tries to keep fellow creatures from being hit by cars on the highway. Weeks said the idea evolved while traveling rural roads in the Deep South and after considering topics his readers might find engaging. You never know what kids will like, said Weeks. They dont fake it like adults do. Timothy Weeks MARIANNA The Northwest Florida Water Management District recently launched a cost-share program designed to help agricultural producers improve water quality and reduce water use demands in and around Jackson Blue Spring. The District is offering more than $680,000 to help fund eligible agricultural best management practices (BMPs) as part of the Jackson Blue Spring Agricultural Best Management Practice Program. This program is one of 10 projects funded as part of Floridas $37 million investment in springs statewide during the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. By helping agricultural producers implement practices designed to reduce water and fertilizer use, these projects will help improve water quality and decrease the amount of water withdrawn from this important groundwater contribution area, said District Executive Director Jon Steverson. The District is grateful to Governor Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and our partners in the agricultural community for helping us move forward with this program. By providing enhancements to irrigation systems, the program will assist producers in the basin achieve water savings up to an estimated 7.5 million gallons per day. In addition, improved fertilizer application technologies could reduce the total nitrogen use for corn, cotton and peanut crops by 20 percent, or 11,800 pounds of nitrogen fertilizer by the average farm each year, without a loss in productivity. Protecting and improving the quality and quantity of water flowing from Floridas springs is vital for Floridas future, and requires partnership between state and local agencies and other interest groups, said Drew Bartlett, DEP Deputy Secretary of Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration. Jackson Blue Springs is impaired by excess nitrates, and thanks to the $1.2 million investment we are tackling this issue immediately using the best science and engineering available. Thanks to matching funds from the District, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and participating agricultural producers, on top of the states $752,000 contribution, more than $1.2 million is being invested in the protection of Jackson Blue Springs this fiscal year. Under the Jackson Blue Spring Agricultural BMP Program, the District will fund 75 percent of qualifying BMPs (up to a maximum grant amount of $56,250). For example, to obtain a $75,000 upgrade, an agricultural producer would only be required to provide a match of 25 percent ($18,750), with the District funding the remaining 75 percent. Eligible BMPs include irrigation system improvements; pump upgrades (high to low pressure); remote controlling systems for irrigation; control panel upgrades; endgun controls; fertigation systems; and other precision agriculture tools and services. Requirements for eligible projects include: Must be located in Jackson County, Florida; The project site must be in compliance with all District and other permit and regulatory requirements; The producer must enroll in an applicable Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Servicesadopted BMP program. For additional information or to apply for cost-share funding, visit the Districts website at www.nwfwmd.state.fl. us/rmd/jaxbluebmp.ht ml or contact Angela Chelette at the Northwest Florida Water Management District (850-539-2650) or Lola Allard at the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District (850526-2610). The District has a long history of supporting agricultural best management practices as part of its mission to improve water quality and ensure a clean and sustainable water supply for the people and natural resources of the panhandle. Since 2004, the District has provided grant funding for the Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), which serves agricultural producers in 15 counties across the panhandle. Over the past nine years, the MIL has helped the agricultural community conserve more than 2.5 billion gallons of water across Northwest Florida. The District also remains committed to ensuring the long-term protection of springs and springs-related sites across Northwest Florida. The Districts 2013-2014 Fiscal Year budget includes $3.3 million for springs restoration and protection. Local author speaks about stories special appeal Rotarians tee off NWFWMD launches agricultural cost-share funding program to protect Jackson Blue Springs Charlton running to Campbellsville Trini Charlton poses for a photo. Photo submitted Charlton considered football a fun game when he first started playing. Now he sees the game he loves as a matter of business, too. TOP: Jim Rogers, Betty Ann Rogers, Mark Bates and Tom Carlson pause for a photo before beginning another hole during the Quincy Rotary Clubs March 28 tournament at The Golf Club of Quincy. Photos by Robert Allen BOTTOM: Michael Dooner of Havana deftly chips his ball out of a greenside sand bunker while Randy Pople waits to take his next shot.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 13 Whats Up? Little Texas to headline Marianna Arts Fest & BBQMARIANNA Little Texas will headline the Marianna Arts Festival and Barbecue Cook-off set for April 4 and 5 at Citizens Lodge in Marianna. Little Texas will play at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5, leading up to the big fireworks show at 8:30 p.m. Little Texas is a multi-platinum country/rock band out of Nashville that started more than 20 years ago. Their hits include: God Blessed Texas, A First Time for Everything, What Might Have Been, My Love and Kick a Little. The band has toured with Trisha Yearwood, Clint Black and Tim McGraw. The group won the Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year in 1994, and was nominated for Grammy awards in 1994 and 1995. Mikes Chair is the headliner Friday night at 7 p.m. The five-member contemporary Christian band out of Nashville has produced several albums. Their hits include: Someone Worth Dying For, A Beautiful Life, All for You, Let the Waters Rise and All or Nothing. Evangel Worship Center is sponsoring Mikes Chair. Daily admission is $5 per person. The festival will have continuous entertainment from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. For information, contact Entertainment Chair Ana Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-209-7819.FAMU to dish up culture, foodTALLAHASSEE The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Department of Continuing Education and Student Health Services will host the inaugural International Food and Cultural Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Hansel E. Tookes Student Recreation Center on FAMUs campus. The event is free and open to the public. The festival will include an international cuisine experience with dishes from an array of countries, including: Jamaica, China, Haiti and France. Music, poetry, dance and fashion representing the various cultures will also be on display. The festival, which has been two years in the making, will also focus on highlighting the achievements of FAMUs international student population and displaying educational exhibits to promote the heritage and traditions of cultures from around the globe. The purpose of the festival is to create a platform to showcase all of the cultures represented at FAMU, said Gei-Nam Lim, assistant director of the Student Recreation Center. We feel this is a good start towards getting the FAMU community more involved in cultural awareness and cultural activities, and hope that the festival will be the icebreaker that leads to the facilitation of more international events (on campus). Tanya Tatum, director of FAMUs Student Health Services and one of the events organizers, is hopeful that the event will be an educational, enlightening and unifying experience for all who attend, especially students. Culture is an extremely important factor in how we interact with one another, said Tatum. We hope to allow our international students the opportunity to celebrate their culture while educating others. It is important to recognize that there is a larger world out there. For information, contact Gei-Nam Lim at (850) 561-2770 or email@example.com.Area author to visit Havana bookstoreAuthor Patsy M. Henry will be at a book signing event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Broken Shell Boutique, 110 7th Ave. E., Havana. Henry, a resident of Bainbridge, Ga., will be available to sign copies of her book, My Hare Line and the Hat. This humorous book follows Rascal and his adventurous bunny family.Dog wash fundraisers resume SaturdayThe Gadsden County Humane Society will hold dog wash fundraisers on the first Saturday of each month, through October, beginning on April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 213 N.E. 1st St., in Havana. The suggested donation is $5 for small dogs and $10 for large dogs. Warm water will keep the dogs comfy! All proceeds will benefit the care of the animals in the program. For information, contact GCHS at 850-539-0505.Film festival puts nature in the spotlightTALLAHASSEE The National Forests in Florida will host a Wilderness50th Film Festival during First Friday at Railroad Square in the Tallahassee Film Society theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4. The U.S. Forest Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act across the country. In honor of this commemoration, Haven Cook, recreation planner with the National Forest in Florida will host this celebration of Wilderness and its values. Cook will introduce two stunning films and several short videos that highlight the importance of this uniquely American idea. Forever Wild, narrated by Robert Redford, explores the protection that comes under the Wilderness Act along with the people who protect it. American Values, American Wilderness, narrated by Christopher Reeve, explores the values of wilderness and why people should protect unmodified lands for future generations. For information, contact Public Affairs Specialist Susan Blake at 850-509-9952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about this and other Wilderness50th events please visit www.wilderness50th.org.Reunion meeting setJames A. Shanks Class of 1974 will have a meeting at 6 p.m. on April 13 at city hall in Quincy. All classmates are asked to be present and on time to discuss plans for the 40th reunion. James Byrd, class president, can be reached at 850-510-1889. Tallahassee Orchid Society hosts 48th annual Orchid Show and SaleMembers of the Tallahassee Orchid Society are excited to host their 48th annual orchid show and sale on April 12 and April 13 at the Doyle Conner Agricultural Center. The public is invited to come and view this enchanting display of beautiful flowers and orchid art. The Ag Center is at 3125 Conner Blvd. and the show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 and noon to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is free; donations are accepted. For more information about the orchid show, visit www.tallyorchid.org or contact Harriet Wright at 850-320-6566 or email email@example.com. Billy Dean to perform at Robert F. Munroe School benefitQuincy native and Nashville country singer/songwriter Billy Dean will perform at this years Billy and the Kids benefit for Robert F. Munroe Day School on Friday evening, April 4. The Grammy Award-winner will be joined by local musicians George Johnson and his daughter, Crystle Johnson May, members of the RFM chorus and other special guests. Billy is a 1981 alumnus of Robert F. Munroe. Funds from the benefit will be used to enhance academics, athletics, technology and the fine arts. The concert will be in the Carolyn B. May Auditorium on the campus of Robert F. Munroe, which is two deployments. Once her tour was completed, she took orders the Navy Recruiting Command Dallas, where she is an active Navy recruiter. Ships Serviceman First Class Petty Officer Mitchell has been successfully in the Navy for almost 14 years. She has been awarded five Navy and Marine Corps Medals and three Letters of Commendations for her hard work and dedication. Her was leading petty officer for the Navy Recruiting Station at Fort Worth, Texas, from October 2012 to September 2013. Petty Officer Mitchell consistently performed her duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Demonstrating superb management and recruiting techniques, she led her division to attain 100 percent active and reserve mission, while keeping the fleet manned with the highest caliber sailors. Petty Officer Mitchells sustained superior performance and personal dedication to command mission objectives were key in her selection as the Navy Recruiting District Dallas Senior Sailor of the Year. Her managerial ability, personal, initiative and unwavering devotion to duty reflected great credit upon herself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Navy. NAVYContinued from Page A5 The public is invited to enjoy a free train ride on the second Saturday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., February through November, at Veterans Memorial Park, Bristol. Donations are appreciated. For information, visit VeteransMemorialRailroad.org or call 850-643-6646, or 850-643-5491. Photo submitted Take the free train See EVENTS / Page A24
14THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Battle of the bands EarthTalkE The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment? Mitchell Brown, Troy, Mich.Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment. The American Lung Associations State of the Air app shows live color-coded air quality maps for any U.S. location and includes both ozone and particulate pollution counts. The app also provides air quality alerts, shortterm forecasts and opportunities to learn more about air quality risks and to contact lawmakers to push for more stringent pollution regulations. Another way to find out whos emitting what nearby is via aMobileFutures Pollution, a free app that compiles information from various pollution databases around the world and then shows users which big polluters are emitting what near them. Coverage includes 1,380 cities, mostly in Europe and the U.S. Ethical shoppers will appreciate the GoodGuide, a free app that shows how any of 120,000 food, personal care and household products stack up in terms of sustainability, fair wages and even health risks. Users just snap a picture of an items bar code to get the low-down on whether or not its a good buy. And the free JouleBug app turns living greener into a game, taking specific sustainabilityoriented steps such as reducing energy use, recycling more or buying local and translating these small acts into positive units of impact. Embedded videos demonstrate ways once can green up daily life. Adair Systems 99 cents GasHog app makes it easy to track a cars fuel efficiency. Enter the odometer reading and amount of fuel added each time you refill the tank and the app calculates the fuel economy of the previous tank and compares it to historical averages. The app also offers tips for improving fuel economy. And Avegos free CarmaCarpooling app matches nearby drivers with riders to share the commute and the expense. At the end of the trip, the rider can send a payment through the system to the driver to cover a share of gas and wear-and-tear. PaperKarma is a free app to help reduce junk mail. Users input their address information once and then snap a picture through the app of any unwanted junk mail. Behind the scenes, PaperKarmas automated system notifies the publisher to take the users name and address off their list. Another popular app is Light Bulb Finder, a free app designed to help ease the transition from older incandescent bulbs to more energy efficient replacements. Users enter in their ZIP code the app automatically inputs average regional electricity rates accordingly and then choose which type of fixture, size/shape and wattage bulb(s) they are looking to replace. The app then suggests options that use less energy and shows how much money the user can expect to save with the newer bulb(s). Its nice to know that the little screens weve become increasingly dependent uponand which otherwise tend to distract us from nature and the outdoorscan also be used for the betterment of the environment. CONTACTS: State of the Air App, www.lung.org/healthyair/outdoor/state-ofthe-air/app.html; JouleBug, www.joulebug.com; GasHog, www.adairsystems.co m/gashog; CarmaCarpooling, www.carmacarpool.com; Light Bulb Finder, www.lightbulbfinder.n et; GoodGuide, www.goodguide.com.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com) Thousands of green apps now make it easy for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment. Pictured here: A GoodGuide app evaluates a household product. Photo courtesy GoodGuide Yes, there are apps for going green, too The Quincy Moose Lodges March 29 Battle of the Bands featured six bands, one playing after another throughout the afternoon and evening. Proceeds from the event benefited research for Evans Syndrome. Lost Cause won the battle after receiving the most dollar donation-votes from the audience. Clockwise, from left: Lunar Urge thickens their vocal sound with a guest singer. (2)The vocals carried across the venue when Lost Causes bassist added his voice to the mix. (3) Frank Richardson of Lunar Urge plays the lead licks. (4)Two of Lost Causes guitarists blend their sounds together. Photos by Robert Allen BOTTOM LEFT: Matt Lundberg of Lunar Urge feels the lyrics as he plays.BOTTOM RIGHT: Lost Causes drummer bangs out a relentless beat.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 15 Your logo hereUp to our eyeballs in newspaper readers? FloridaSources:* Scarborough Research 2012, R2 (Multimedia); Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFlorida is home to an estimated 1.3 million alligators. Thats one gator for every 14 people in the state! But that figure pales in comparison to the 5.1 million Floridians who read a newspaper yesterday. Like If youre a reader, youre in good company! And if youre an advertiser, you can take a big bite of profit pie using Florida newspapers. alligators, newspapers have been around a long time, and like alligators they arent going anywhere.
16THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Find these hidden items in the big picture. Ri ddl e Q: What starts with a d, ends with a d and has a d in the middle that makes you turn your car around? A: A dead end. HIDDEN PICTURE This game is played a lot like hide and seek but backwards, which is what the Spanish name means. The person that is it goes and hides, and everyone else has to find the person that is it. When you find the person, you hide with them quietly. The last person to find it is the new it. You can also have the first person to find it be the new it. In the United States, this game is called Sardines because you are packed into the hiding place like a can of sardines. Where in the World ? Hispanics are people whose families came over from Spain in southwestern Europe. Latinos come from South America, Central America or the Caribbean. While many Latinos are also Hispanic, some are not. COLOR THE PICTURE The capital of Spain is Madrid. The symbol of Madrid is a brown bear standing against a fruit tree. There are very few bears left in Spain today, though, and the last ones may be extinct soon. This most famous brown bear can be found in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid. Central America El Dorado is the name of the mythical city of gold that many Spanish explorers spent time looking for from shortly after Columbus discovery of the New World in 1492 until almost 200 years later. The story of the city of gold came from a tribal chief in South America who covered himself with gold dust for a ceremony to become the tribes leader. The reports of the golden chief grew into stories of a golden city known as El Dorado. Spanish explorers, known as conquistadores explored much of Central and South America looking for El Dorado. In their searches, they mapped large portions of the Americas and found their way to the Pacific Ocean, which had never been seen from the east. The Spanish who came to find El Dorado spread their Spanish culture throughout these areas and defeated many of the native tribes. The explorers were always convinced that they were close to El Dorado. As they kept exploring, they began to run out of room for El Dorado to hide. Finally, they had explored Central and South America and failed to find it. At this point, the Spanish controlled a large amount of the American continents and had explored a great section of the Western Hemisphere, including parts of the Pacific Ocean. This need to explore was driven in part by the myth of El Dorado. South America
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Back in the day, people used the yellow pages a lot more; now it has changed to using Google Search in order to seek and receive information, said Jones. The advent of social media has made the world more intimate and has given people more access to things we once didnt have access to. Jones gave a more detailed analysis of social medias role for athletes by carefully The second annual James Pelham Invitational at East Gadsden High School took place Tuesday, March 25. East Gadsden High School student Nic Bittle broke and set a new meet record in the Boys Shotput with a score of 52 feet, 2 inches. Derick Kelly came in second with 47 feet, 8 inches and Willie Cox was third with 45 feet, 8 inches. In Boys Discus, freshman Willie Cox (his dad holds the Quincy Shanks record in Discus with 160 feet) threw 140 feet. Bittle finished second with a throw of 139 feet, 5 inches and Derrick Kelly finished third with a throw of 109 feet, 7 inches. Congratulations to these outstanding track athletes. We kept plugging and started chipping away, making plays in the field and finally hitting the ball, and we were able to come back and win it in the ninth. After scoring three in the seventh to tie the game, two of which came in on a double by Will Harris, the Bobcats loaded the bases in the ninth before reliever Cale Deese walked Nolan Haire to give Munroe the 6-5 win. Offensively, the Bobcats were led by Harris three hits, two RBIs and two runs. Stephen Miller added two hits and Bradley Klees drove in two runs with a key single. On the mound, junior starter Casey Mathers went five innings before turning things over to Harris, who finished the game and earned the win. Harris scattered four hits and fanned four while yielding no runs. The Bobcats were slated to return to action Tuesday, April 1, against district rival Aucilla and the busy week continues with a match up against The Bearcats of Bainbridge, Ga., on Thursday and another district game with FAMU on Friday. All games are on the road. Well be tested this week, said Williams, but I expect us to be on our game. We are getting into an important part of the season. RFMContinued from Page A7 Record-breaking competition East Gadsden High school athlete Nic Bittle poses for a photo. Photo submitted ESPN host lectures at TCC Cakes & Catering Cakes & Catering By Lucia Harris Planning a wedding or party? Call Lucia today at 850-459-9340 or 850-443-0339 000HSFE Cakes For All Occasions Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary etc Dont forget to try our catering service, too. Good Food & Good Service at Good Prices ESPN host Bomani Jones talks to a TV reporter. Photo submitted See ESPN / Page A24 Local NFL star starts college coaching ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterDexter Jackson, a Quincy native and graduate of Shanks High School, was named safeties coach ad specials teams coordinator at Alabama State University, according to a March 25 press release from his agent. ASU competes in NCAA Division 1 athletics. After his childhood in Quincy, Jackson attended Florida State University where he played football, initially as a quarterback, according to nfl.coms archives. Then Jackson switched to free safety, the position he maintained for the rest of his professional career. According to the same press release, Jackson finished college with 149 tackles, seven interceptions, 16 passes defended, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and four blocked field See NFL/ Page A24
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Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4052-0424 GCT (Cert# 2805 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift 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 4053-0424 GCT (Cert# 1330 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift 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: 1330 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : COMM AT THE SEC OF THE SW 1/4, RUN W 1340.27 FT., S 89 DEG 31 MIN 21 W 545.50 FT TO BEG. RUN S 89 DEG 31 MIN 21 W 774.25 FT., N 00 DEG 15 MIN 40 W 399.91 FT., N 89 DEG 44 MIN 20 E 548.08 FT., S 89 DEG 39 MIN 25 W 166.59 FT., S 122.28 FT., E 338.70 FT., S 149.21 FT TO THE P.O.B. OR 340 P 1784. IN SECTION 32-2N-2W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3322N2W0000003330500 Name in which assessed: Paul D Ford C/O Lark Ford Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4054-0424 GCT (Cert# 531 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, RMC USAB Lift 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: 531 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 166 P 105, OR 464 P 830 N 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF SE 1/4.LESS PARTS SOLD IN SECTION 3-3N-3W. 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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: 54 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 565 P 1391; OR 374 P 1327-BEGIN 26 FT W OF NEC OF LOT 8 EDWARDS ADD RUN S 100 FT W 23.8 FT N 100 FT E 23.8 FT TO POB. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 1334N6W0050000000082 Name in which assessed: CLAUDE K HILTON JR Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4057-0424 GCT (Cert# 492 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 492 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 283 P 389 LOT 7, BLK A, MADISON WILLIAMS ESTATES SUBDV; COMM AT SWC, RUN N 01 DEG & 27 MIN E 682 FT TO POB. 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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: 457 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 587 P 1884; OR 574 P 314; OR 505 P 1865; OR 555 P 485; OR 430 P 1268; OR 473 P 677; OR 409 P 451; OR 429 P 533 LOT 27 BLOCK A TOBACCO ROAD UNIT 2, OR 429 P 1156 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2343N2W03150000A0270 Name in which assessed: Larry Miller and Ann Miller Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4059-0424 GCT (Cert# 397 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 397 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 541 P 1005 LOT 2, BLK A, HIDDEN LAKES SUBDV PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 81 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2333N2W15220000A0020 Name in which assessed: GWENDOLYN J CUAVERS Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4060-0424 GCT (Cert# 219 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 219 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 19, BLK B, HINSON HEIGHTS. OR 149 P 8 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2143N2W01550000B0190 Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF WILLIE 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 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4061-0424 GCT (Cert# 90 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 90 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 564 P 883 LOT 33, BLOCK B, QUAIL RIDGE PHASE II & III, PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 69. OR 496 P 302; OR 238 P 251 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2063N1W15070000B0330 Name in which assessed: Johnny Walker; Sugar Plum Properties Associates Ltd.; Also Mobile Home in Name of Gregory Wayne Lollie Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4062-0424 GCT (Cert# 88 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 88 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 486 P 938 LOT 13, BLOCK B QUAIL RIDGE PHASE II & III, PER PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 69. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 2063N1W15070000B0130 Name in which assessed: Terry T Thompson Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. 4063-0424 GCT (Cert# 21 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 21 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 436 P 1125; OR 187 P 640; COMM AT A PT 330 FT W AND 660 FT N OF SEC WHICH IS THE POB. RUN W 150 FT, S 264 FT, E 150 FT, N 264 FT TO THE POB. IN SECTION 31-4N-5W. 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Priced below developer cost! Call 866-950-5263 Ext. 17. BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2805 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 671 P 1401; OR 645 P 1971; OR 350 P 1135; OR 461 P 446 TRACT 131 & 132, BLK A, HILLSIDE FARMS SUBDIVISION. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 50L0R0S14000000A1310 Name in which assessed: RAY PAYNE Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. talking about. They love to put up a fight and splash and break the surface of the water. However, most often I could not cast my bait far enough out to where the bass were. The reel my father had bought me wasnt good enough for long casts. On those rare occasions when I could cast out far enough to the other side it would be too far, and Id get my line caught in brush or a tree. This was usually a real predicament because removing your hook from the branch of a tree was almost impossible. Don and Ken seemed to enjoy themselves when they tagged along with me to Spring Lake. I imagine it must have been frustrating for them since I had the only decent rod and reel. Even with the crude pole we had fashioned and the drop line, my brothers also caught fish. As we became older we often fished together at different Connecticut lakes and always had a good time with one another. I dont recall too many outings when the three of us could get together at the same time. Then one of my brothers and I would rent a boat at one of the lakes. The ultimate fishing experience was to be out in a rowboat about dusk and bass fish. I loved to throw out a Jitterbug, a surface lure that made a popping, slight splashing sound. A bass breaking the surface of a still lake on a quiet summer night to lunge at the lure was unforgettable. When I finally left the service, Ken and I resumed some of the old fishing tradition. In fact, the very last time I fished was with Ken on the morning after Robert Kennedy had been assassinated. Ill never forget our last day at Lake Mashapaug, close to the Massachusetts border, when we didnt catch a thing, but I lost two good lures in brush. Im not sure just why I havent fished in all these years; perhaps if I could stay settled in one place long enough I might resume the old tradition. After all, I still have my last fishing pole, reel and my tackle box containing all the lures I used that last time. God bless you. WILLISContinued from Page A4 gether to share their reactions to the militarization foisted upon them. A grassroots organization formed, People Helping People (email@example.com). Their mantra: People helping people in the border zone, restoring peace and justice in the borderlands. Soon after the group opened a volunteer-staffed Humanitarian Aid Office on Main Street, across from the general store and bar. Residents now had a place to gather and share stories and ideas as well as to offer aid to those traveling through. As people listened to one another they discovered a common sense of the negative impact Border Patrols presence was having on their daily lives and their community. Checkpoints became a focus. Many had experienced harassment, racial profiling and unwarranted queries and searches by agents at the checkpoints. They noted the loss of business in town and a decline in real estate values. They realized their beloved community, Arivaca, once a popular tourist attraction, had come to be perceived as a dangerous place to visit. After all people now have to cross through a BP checkpoint to enter town from any direction. Conversation led to action. Last July, a campaign focusing on the most heavily used checkpoint began to take shape. After extensive meetings, a petition to close the seven-yearold temporary checkpoint was initiated. More than a third of the community signed on, including 11 local small business owners. Hundreds of signatures were also received from people who live in the region. On Dec. 8, 2013, Border Patrol Sector Chief Manuel Padilla Jr. was invited to receive the petition at the checkpoint. When residents arrived they did not find Mr. Padilla, but rather a closed checkpoint. A lively family friendly rally ensued. Arivacans celebrated a brief moment of an interrogationfree highway to their homes but as importantly, the community celebrated their coming out to recover some measure of voice in their community and their lives. The posters that day dramatized Arivacas spirit: Check Points Divide Us, Do You Feel Safer? Make checkpoints a thing of the past. A 4-year-old was seen toting around one that simply said: Has any checkpoint, anywhere, made this a better world? People Helping People was on the move. Next, residents requested a meeting with Padilla within 30 days to address their concerns. When a month passed without reply, a vigil was held at the Border Patrol headquarters in Tucson to announce the establishment of a citizen monitoring of the checkpoint to document harassment and violation of rights. Within weeks Padilla responded saying the checkpoint would remain open. Period. On Feb. 26 the inaugural observation of the checkpoint began. Three-dozen residents and supporters turned out and at least as many Border Patrol agents and sheriffs deputies. Six Arivacans took their positions with cameras and clipboards in hand. The lines of creative tension were drawn. While arrests were threatened, none occurred. The community held forth and plans to continue the monitoring until the checkpoint is closed. The long-term vision is an end to all suffering and death in the desert, an end to all border militarization, humane immigration policy and a restoration of authentic security to Arivaca and the entire borderlands for residents and visitors alike. After all Our Communities Are Not War zones!John Heid is a member of the Rose of the Desert community in Tucson, Ariz. PEACEContinued from Page A4 million people living in poverty in this country achieve working together? Perhaps they could move the country in the direction where most Americans stand.Luz Vega-Marquis is president and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News. Her blog posts are featured on the Marguerite Casey Foundation website and in The Huffington Post. FORUMContinued from Page A4
22THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4034-0417 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GADSDEN County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2014, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet -Governor Florida Cabinet -Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet -Attorney General Florida Cabinet -Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet -Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 8 First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six Judges Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: Groups 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 16 School Board: Districts 2, 3 and 4 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Gadsden Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2, 4 and 5 Published in Gadsden County Times, April 3 & 17, 2014. 4035-0417 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE **OFFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de GADSDEN, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida -Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida -Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida -Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida -Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida -Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 8 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 1.er Distrito: retencin de 6 jueces Juez del Circuito,2.Circuito Judicial: grupos 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, y 16 Junta Escolar: distritos 2, 3 y 4 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Gadsden: grupos 2, 4 y 5 Published in Gadsden County Times, April 3 & 17, 2014. 4077-0403 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for a water use permit has been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number I 07456 filed 03/24/2014 VanLandingham Farms, Inc., 2618 Bristol Highway, Quincy, FL 32351 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 67,000 gallons per day from Tallahassee Creek for Agricultural Irrigation use by an existing facility. General withdrawal location(s) in Gadsden County: T02N, R05W, Sec. 17 Interested persons may submit written comments/objection or submit a written request for the notice of proposed agency action (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333. A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be requested in order to be advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Written comments/objection or NOPAA requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on April 17, 2014. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of the permit application to all substantially affected persons. April 3, 2014. 4076-0403 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given: Alicia A. Bouchard 5227 Gum Trace Lot 20 Tallahassee, FL 32304 Lloyd Winn 6824 Florida-Georgia Hwy Havana, FL 32333 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Quincy, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the Gadsden County Newspaper Shirley Green Knight Gadsden County Supervisor of Elections 16 S. Madison Street Quincy, Florida 32351 Publish: April 3, 2014. 4067-0403 GCT vs. Sadberry, Edith Aliene 13-000443-CA-A Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-000443-CA-A JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. EDITH ALIENE SADBERRY; DANNY SADBERRY A/K/A DANNY L. SADBERRY; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, 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 17 day of April, 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: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN LOT NO., 59 OF MCNEILS LITTLE RIVER SURVEY OF THE FORBES PURCHASE IN GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO BEING A PART OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK XXX, PAGE 213 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COUNTY, (KNOWN AS THE M.H. SADBURY ESTATE) BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A FOUND IRON PIPE (3 INCH) KNOWN AS MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT NO. 59; THENCE S 03 08 33 W 863.79 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE LANDS POSSESSED BY MABEL RUDD; THENCE S 02 52 13 W 750.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS#3031) ON THE NORTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROADWAY KNOWN AS SADBERRY ROAD (60 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY LIMITS); THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS; THENCE S 73 32 13 E 343.83 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031); THENCE S 71 49 27 E 326.27 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #3031); THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN N 02 46; 02 W 373.84 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS# 3031); THENCE S 83 15 29 E 77.11 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS# 3031)FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE S 83 15 29 E 210.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS#3031) ON THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 214, PAGE 571 (TRACT. THREE OF THE R.W. SADBURY ESTATE) OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS; THENCE N 06 44 31 E ALONG SAID WESTERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 496.83 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS#2400) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT THREE, ALSO SAID POINT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 214, PAGE 577 (TRACT ONE OF SAID R.W. SADBURY ESTATE) OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS; THENCE N 08 57 46 E ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT ONE A DISTANCE OF 73.65 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS#3031); THENCE N 83 15 29 W 212.85 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS#3031); THENCE S 06 44 31 W 570.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THE EASTERLY 30 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BEING SUBJECT TO A 30 FOOT INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT. TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN 2007 CAVALlER MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NO(s): BC07AL0138196A/B 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 18 day of March, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850-577-4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 NICHOLAS THOMAS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk March 27 & April 3, 2014 B&H 319221 4068-0403 GCT vs. Bauer, Patricia A. 13-CA-00699 Notice of Rescheduled Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION, CASE NO: 13-CA-00699 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA A. BAUER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 17, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13-00699 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Patricia A. Bauer, are defendants, the Gadsden County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on at the south side of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, Gadsden County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 17 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACT 1 COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 1256.13 FEET ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 4 TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST BEARING (BASE) 793.36 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE EAST 314.49 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 149.60 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 38 DEGREES 41 MINUTES EAST 150.98 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE LEAVING SAID ROAD RUN SOUTH 78 DEGREES 59 MINUTES WEST 423.60 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST 348.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.TRACT 2 COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 1256.13 FEET ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 4 TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST (BEARING BASE) 793.36 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE EAST 314.49 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT BEING ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE CONTINUE EAST 20.0 FEET TO A POINT IN THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SAID ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 143.04 FEET, ALONG THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 35 MINUTES EAST 159.0 FEET ALONG THE APPROXIMATE CENTER OF SAID ROAD TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 59 MINUTES WEST 28.42 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID ROAD, THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST 150.38 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 149.60 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 483 PARADISE ROAD, HAVANA, FL 32333-4239 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the 4069-0403 GCT vs. Green, Ellen heirs 20-2013-CA-001147 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2013-CA-001147 DIVISION: NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ELLEN GREEN A/K/A ELLEN R. GREEN, A/K/A ELLEN WALKER GREEN A/K/A ELLEN RANDOLPH GREEN F/K/A ELLEN R. WALKER F/K/A ELLEN WALKER, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ELLEN GREEN A/K/A ELLEN R. GREEN, A/K/A ELLEN WALKER GREEN A/K/A ELLEN RANDOLPH GREEN F/K/A ELLEN R. WALKER F/K/A ELLEN WALKER, DECEASED Last Known Address:Unknown Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gadsden County, Florida: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 209 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 209 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 209 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 209 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS 1987 OMNI TRAILERS, VIN #010638A WITH TITLE #43603123, AND VIN #010638B WITH TITLE #43540768. A/K/A 182 ASTOR AVENUE, QUINCY, FL 32352 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before April 26, 2014 service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Gadsden County Times. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 17 day of March, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Charlotte Willeby, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, **See the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts at the Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351, telephone numbers (850) 875-8601 for voice or (850) 875-8612 for fax, within two working days of your receipt of this document. To file response please contact Gadsden County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353. March 27 & April 3, 2014. EF -13-115070 4070-0403 GCT vs. Crawford, Christa 13000462CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000462CAA CITIBANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO US BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JULY 1, 2007 MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-HF2 MORTGAGE PASS-TROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 207-HF2, Plaintiff, v. CHRISTA CRAWFORD, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVENthat in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 10, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) at Gadsden County Courthouse, South Door, 10 E. Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351: LOT 11, BLOCK A, ORIONS POINT, PHASE 1, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 136, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 280 Charles Willis Drive, 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. Dated: March 12, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, CLERK (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT: SUSAN WILSON, 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. Mark Hernandez, Esq. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 225 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900, Orlando, FL 32801 Attorney for Plaintiff March 27 & April 3, 2014. 53813 4071-0403 GCT vs. Smith, Sonya James 20-2013-CA-000774 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2013-CA-000774 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SONYA JAMES SMITH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 03, 2014 and entered in Case No. 20-2013-CA-000774 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and SONYA JAMES SMITH A/K/A SONYA J. SMITH; HILL TOP HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A TUNISHIA MORRIS, and TENANT #2 are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF THE GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL, 32351 at 11:00 AM, on the 15 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK A, HILLTOP SUBDIVISION, PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 125 KNIGHTS ROAD, MIDWAY, FL 32343-2684 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 17, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018,Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 March 27 & April 3, 2014. F13008835 4072-0403 GCT vs. Butt, Dudley 20-2009-CA-000783 Notice of Resched. Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 20-2009-CA-000783 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DUDLEY BUTT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 10, 2014 and entered in Case No. 20-2009-CA-000783 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and DUDLEY BUTT; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at SOUTHSIDE STEPS OF THE GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL, at 11:00 AM, on the 15 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 744.12 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 77 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 972.50 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 22 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 30.00 FEET, 4074-0410 GCT McCray, Agnes Case No. 2013 CP323 Notice of Action IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY,FLORIDA File No. 2013 CP323 IN RE: The Estate of: AGNES McCRAY Deceased. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Rosa McCray, Maggie McCray, Carrie McCray, Willie McCray, Lynette McCray-Williams, Karen McCray-Benedict, Altonya McCray-Estrada, Avery McCray-Chambers, David Buggs, Willie L. Buggs, Luisa Brown, Sandra Faye, SebronGreen, Sr., Shirley Green-Brown, Barbara Green-Kelly, Sebron Green, Jr., Louella McCray, Akeem Parlon, Lucille McCray-Sheppard, Phillip Graham, Gloria Jean Graham, Priscilla Graham-Johnson, Curtis Graham, Charles Graham, Fred Graham and any unknown heirs at law, assigns, devisees, grantees, and any other parties claiming any interest by or through aforesaid parties, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Determination of Heirs and Beneficiaries has been filed in the above entitled estate relative to your interest in the following-described real property located in Gadsden County, Florida: Gadsden County Parcel ID# 4-18-1N-2W-0000-00244-0000; Gadsden County Parcel ID# 4-18-1N-2W-0000-00241-0100. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on the Petitioners attorney, Harold M. Knowles, Esquire, whose address is 3065 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 on or before the day of 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition AS CLERK OF COURT [CIRCUITCOURTSEAL] By: DEPUTYCLERK HAROLD M. KNOWLES, Florida Bar Number: 174354 Knowles & Randolph, P.A. 3065 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL. 32301, Phone:(850)222-3768, Fax:(850)561-0397 April 3 & 10, 2014 4075-0410 GCT vs. Johnson, Regina B. 12000 827 CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 12000 827 CAA Division: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-EQ1 Plaintiff, vs. REGINA BUTLER JOHNSON, ANTONIO JOHNSON, RUSTLING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 22, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Gadsden County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida described as: LOT 3, BLOCK I, RUSTLING PINES, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 390 LOBLOLLY CIRCLE, MIDWAY, FL 32343; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South Front Door of the Gadsden County Courthouse, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351, on April 22, 2014 at 11 AM Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of March, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Edward B. Pritchard, (813)229-0900 x1309 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com April 3 & 10, 2014 THENCE RUN NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 60.00 FEET, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 217.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 183.42 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 200.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 124.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 150.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND BEING IN THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION AND PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 744.12 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 77 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 972.50 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 22 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 30.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 60.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 487.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 60 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 152.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 85.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 126.91 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 405.25 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 15.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 70.96 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 124.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 150.75 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT PUBLIC ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 217.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LYING AND BEING IN THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION. A/K/A 280 SQUIRREL LANE, QUINCY, FL 32352 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 12, 2014. Nicholas Thomas, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018,Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 March 27 & April 3, 2014. F09073388 property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Gadsden County, Florida, this 17 day of March, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gadsden County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743, (813) 221-9171 facsimile, eService: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Gadsden County Clerk of Courts at the Gadsden County Courthouse 10 E. Jefferson St. Quincy, FL 32351, telephone numbers (850) 875-8601 for voice or (850) 875-8612 for fax, within two working days of your receipt of this document. To file response please contact Gadsden County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1649, Quincy, FL 32353 March 27 & April 3, 2014. 13-111075 4066-0403 GCT York, Lillian A. 13000449CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13000449CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF LILLIAN A. YORK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Lillian A. York, deceased, whose date of death was September 26, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 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 the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATTER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claim with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 27, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Michael Henry York 1116 Lorraine Avenue, Chattahoochee, FL 32324 Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert M. Ervin Jr. Florida Bar No. 350397 Ervin, Kitchen & Ervin Post Office Drawer 1170, Tallahassee, FL 32302 (850) 224-9135 email@example.com March 27 & April 3, 2014. 4078-0403 GCT 4/21 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 713.585 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy labor and storage charges. 1930 Ford A3856793 Total Lien: $585.00 Sale Date:04/21/2014 Location:N & E Machine and Parts, Inc. 1800 Florida Ave Quincy, FL 32351 850-627-1643 Pursuant to F.S. 713.585 the cash amount per vehicle would be sufficient to redeem that vehicle from the lienor. Any interested party has a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand for the hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Gadsden and mailing copies of the same to all owners and lienors. The owner/lienholder has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting bond pursuant to F.S. 559.917 and if sold any proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. April 3, 2014. 4064-0424 GCT (Cert# 2 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, 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: 2 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 335 P 1849. BEGIN AT SEC OF SECTION 33-4-4, RUN N 00 DEG 33 MIN W 150 FT., W 600 FT., S 00 DEG 33 MIN E 150 FT., E 600 FT TO POB. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 1334N4W0000004440000 Name in which assessed: DAVID HENDERSON II Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 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 2nd Day of JULY, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 4th Day of March, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014.
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24THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, APRIL3, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000HU2U weighing the pros and cons that exist. Among some of the disadvantages, Jones noted that social media sometimes dehumanizes the athlete or team, causing harm to his or her reputation. According to Jones, a major advantage of social media is the direct connection between fan and athlete or athletic team, which results in users gaining more access to diverse things. He concluded the discussion claiming that the entertainment industry as a whole has experienced significant improvements due to the accessibility of social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Much of what we see is having access to a diverse set of things such as stats and insight into an individuals personal life, said Jones. Social media forges accountability and creates transparency, which makes people better in the long run. Spending time engaging with students was a top priority on the agenda for the event. Following the one-hour lecture, Jones allowed time for a brief Q-andA session with the audience. Jazzlyn Francis, Gadsden County resident and a TCC student, was one of many who appreciated Jones personable nature. He was very welcoming, funny and encouraged us to ask him any questions, not just about sports, Francis said. I patiently waited my turn and asked him more about his personal journal to success in which he told me that he landed his current job at ESPN because of a connection. Jones eventually received more questions about his opinion on certain teams and players as well as current issues related to sports. Laughter filled the room as Jones politely instructed a student to erase his video recording on his phone, after he weighed in on the dubious longevity of a popular NBA players career due to injury. He concluded the discussion by offering students advice for advancing in journalism and shared his personal journey in the field as well. I began my career as a freelance writer in music, but I quickly realized I wasnt making enough money, he said. I advise you all to write on your topic of interest. Internships are a good way to get your foot in the door, but they dont allow much room for building valuable skills. ESPNContinued from Page A20 goals. After college, Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL draft. In 2003, he played with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders. After Tampas win, Jackson was named the games MVP. According to the press release he was the second free safety the first since Miami Dolphin Jake Scott in 1973 and the third defensive back, overall, to ever receive this distinction. A free agent the following season, Jackson had a verbal agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers but he changed his decision and signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals. After one season with the Cardinals, Jackson returned to the Buccaneers for one more season. He then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he played for the final three seasons of his NFL career. Now Jackson will be helping younger player potentially follow in his footsteps. The coach-to-be currently lives in Tampa with his wife and four daughters. NFLContinued from Page A20 at 91 Old Mount Pleasant Road in the Mount Pleasant community. The concert will be preceded by the Parents for Munroe Silent Auction and a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 and ends at 9 p.m. A social will follow at West End Grille, 1620 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, immediately following the concert. Premium seats are $100 per ticket and general seats are $50 per ticket (minimum donation). To purchase tickets, contact Dayton Jones (850-567-8502) or Rusty Edwards (850567-9449). Event more than skin deepTRUE BEAUTY ROCKS (A Community Event for Youth) hosted by Gadsden Junior Chapter National Hookup of Black Women Inc. will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the gymnasium of East Gadsden High School, 27001 Blue Star Highway (Hwy. 90W), Havana. Highlights include hair stylists, barbers, skin-care consultants, step dancers and African-American dance. Refreshments will be sold. For information, contact Ms. Lauren Wright at 860874-8137 or firstname.lastname@example.orgFamily reunion plannedLooking for descendents of Will Zilliner, Maggie Tober, Will Davis and Lee Hayward Diggs for a reunion set for June 27 and 18 in River Junction. Contacts: C. Williams, 321 591-6797; R. Zilliner 863 2489006.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, chairman 627-8740; Arrie Battles, co-chairman 5701296; Emma Gunn, secretary 627-7715; or Charlie Shaw, treasurer 627-8730.The most important meal of the day for a good causeThe Family Council of RiverChase Care Center invites the public to support the Breakfast for Champions at RiverChase Care Center from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at 1017 Strong Road, Quincy. Proceeds from the breakfast fundraiser will support Family Council Projects at RiverChase Care Center. Dinein or take out. Cost is $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased from members of the council or by calling RiverChase at 875-3711. For information, 320-5323.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.or g or call 850-701-1341. All proceeds benefit the under-funded programs of Big Bend Hospice. EVENTSContinued from Page A13 RFM first-graders combat the cold weather and rainy days with some dancing fun.. Students pictured, from left, are: McKenzie Shiver, Meagan Clark, Stacy Dunkle, Mary Ryan Mitchell, Alaina Mohammed, Weezie Munroe, Lolley Bell and Chase Thomas. Bomani Jones of ESPN recently spoke at TCC. Photo submitted Rain dance