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ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterFlorida A&M Universitys Cooperative Extension Program hosted the annual Farm Fest and Springtime Agri-Showcase on June 7 at the FAMU research and Extension Center on Bainbridge Highway in Quincy. The event began at 7 a.m. with a 2K walk/run but activities and exhibitions commenced around 9 a.m. The festival ncluded displays concerning crop growth, food processes, climate changes, new technology and more. We like to showcase several of our management practices as they relate to crops, said Alex Bolques, a county agent with the Gadsden County Extension. The event is for both small farm producers, homeowners but basically the general public. The county agents exhibit demonstrated two different hydroponic production systems along with various high tunnels a specific type of protective growing structure. Bolques said the high tunnel functions as a type of greenhouse, extending a farmers growing season in the fall and accelerating a plants production in the spring. One of the hydroponic methods positioned plants in vertical towers, a system Bolques said farmers could use to grow a row of crops within about 2 square feet of land. The other system displayed on a tabletopcreated a network of potted plants connected by a drip-irrigation system, which passed nutrient-supplemented water through the plants artificial medium via a closed circuit of pipes. Bolques said THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM VOLUME113/ISSUE24 50 24 PAGES, 1 SECTION 000I50P Little stars on stage/A24 Former Quincy city manager files lawsuit ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter Jack McLean, former Quincy city manager, is suing his former employer for his severance pay, his leave-time pay and his retirement pay. McLeans case documents allege the city is unlawfully withholding all three sums, including the retirement, which the former managers case contends he paid into during his tenure with the city. The same series of files say the exact dollar amount McLean is seeking from the retirement plan will be determined during the possible trial but, according to the documents provided by the former manager, this amount should not total less than $63,057.09. Interim Quincy City Manager Mike Wade confirmed the pending litigation from McLean but Wade did not comment on the issue, citing the citys policy of not issuing statements concerning pending legal action. A disagreement concerning McLeans severance seems to stem, at least in part, from a disagreement over which party drafts and signs the legal release. At the regular city meeting May 27, Commissioner Andy Gay said he didnt think McLean had the luxury of drafting a release for the city to sign. Instead, the city issued its own release for McLean to sign, which he refused. Currently, each party has delivered a release to the opposing party but neither party is willing to sign. According to McLeans case documents, The release, executed and delivered by the Plaintiff, meets the terms of the employment agreement. The citys GenJack McLean alleges former employer still owes him money See SUEPage A19 Adventures in agriculture Goats attract a steady stream of visitors during the festival. Photo by Robert Allen FAMU Farm Fest spotlights high-tech tools for food production See FARM/ Page A2 Midway city manager reports budget back on track ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter Willie Brown from the Gadsden County Planning Department attended Midways monthly city council meeting June 5 to provide a second reading of an annexation document for property owned by Greg Russell. Councilmember Charlie Chuck Willis asked for what the annexed property will be used. The business is already there, said Brown. The Greg Russell property is known as the Auction House. Willis motioned to adopt the ordinance. Councilmember Delores Madison seconded the motion. It passed unanimously. Brown also provided the first reading of a map amendment that would change the designation of a 40-acre parcel of land owned by Rooster Crossing LLC from county conservation land to Midway conservation land, allowing it to now be used for hunting and fishing. Howard Smith from the Gadsden County Sheriffs Office provided the council with a special presentation about the Rural County Summit on community disaster and emergency response. The Summit is scheduled for July 9 through 12 at the Florida Public Safety Institute. This year, we thought wed lean a little more toward the firefighters and volunteer responders, said Smith, noting last years summit focused on school shootings and safety. Smith said last years event turned into an unforeseen tourist attraction for Gadsden County. So this year the sheriffs office is making a deliberate effort to promote the event beyond its inherent educational value for emergency and law enforcement personnel. Its going to actually bring money to the area, said Smith. This year, the event will feature more speakers over more days and be augmented with recreational opportunities and evening entertainment. Andrew Easton, a planning and grants consultant, said, spoke at the meeting about applying for grants: I know there are financial constraints on the city. He went on to explain the fees for his services would come from funds awarded through the related grant. If we dont get the grant, how do we pay for the services? asked Dot InmanJohnson, city manager. If we dont get the grant, theres no fee, said Easton. Madison said, He did help us in many ways be where we are today, noting many of the grants for which Easton previously applied have been successfully secured. Willis said he was OK with applying for grants but he said he was concerned the city was getting ahead of itself. When are we going to schedule a meeting for the city council to meet with the CRA board? he asked. Weve got to meet. The citys finances were also reviewed. You have a copy of the financial report that shows we are in the black, as of April and still in the black according to the bank statements, said Inman-Johnson. The city manager said the police department, the citys most expensive agency, is now actively cutting costs. The numbers are going in a good direction, she said. The meeting recessed at 8:30 p.m. to allow for a closed attorney/client session concerning, in part, the pending lawsuit relating to the citys payment for the construction of the new fire station. ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter The Gadsden County Commissioners met for a regular meeting June 3. Extensive discussion of the Citizens Growth Management and Planning Bill of Rights ensued. Commissioner Sherrie Taylor said she initially voted for the bill because citizens should be kept informed about the possibility of commercial developments in their neighborhoods before the businesses break ground. Taylor also said, at the time, three commissioners were running the county via the power of their three-vote majority. I mean three votes and its gone, said Taylor. I didnt appreciate that. During a laterTimesinterview with Chairman Eric Hinson, he said the bill demands a super-majority vote of 4-1 for certain developments to be permitted in the county. He also said this vote can occur months after a business already begins investing in Gadsden County. This means specic developments County planning rule sparks debate See BOCC/ Page A2
this method allowed the crops to grow more efficiently, unimpeded by any weeds. Bolques said both systems and structures are readily available for interested growers in Gadsden County. On the other side of the extensions field of turnip greens, a group from the New North Florida Co-op in Marianna set up their mobile production unit for leafy greens while they also provided freshcooked samples of the product. The best crop for us and for the cultural makeup of Gadsden County is your leafy green, said Glyen Holmes of NNFC. To better provide this locally demanded crop, Holmes said the mobile production unit allows the co-op to make more famers greens commercially available and allows small farmers to operate with greater onsite efficiency. We grow produce, and we work with small farmers who grow produce to sell to the local school system, said Holmes. Around the noon hour, a grilled lunch was served on the FAMU extensions front lawn before the festival continued into the afternoon. Susan Gott, a molten glass artist from St. Petersburg, speaks at the opening reception for the new exhibit, Hot Wax and Hot Glass, June 6 at the Gadsden Art Center. Leslie Neumann, another St. Petersburg artist, provided two distinct series of wax paintings, separately inspired by Gulf Coast marshlands and cosmic impressions, which constitute the other half of the two artists collaboration. The artists said they were drawn to each other and their work, in part, through similar ecological and spiritual sensibilities. The exhibit will be at The Gadsden Art Center until Aug. 2. Photos by Robert Allen A2THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Quincy art scene heats up FARMContinued from Page A1 Alice DuPont was honored June 3 for her service to the Gadsden County community through her years of work in local media with The Gadsden County Times. She stands with the Board of County Commissioners and her family members during the presentation in which Commission Chairman Eric Hinson read the proclamation commemorating her accomplishments. Photo by Robert Allen can be e ectively barred from operating in Gadsden County even after successfully navigating through the countys Zoning and Planning committee requirements. During the meeting, Hinson said he didnt think the bill was completely bad, citing environmental concerns. We need to go back and just tweak some things and put it in a position where it can be helpful to the community and economic development, he said. Thats what I think. During a separateTimesinterview, Commissioner Brenda Holt said if the bill is merely adjusted and not repealed outright, businesses are likely to say, Weve already looked at that and were not coming to Gadsden County. Holt also explained the bills implications extend beyond business. If you have 39 acres, youre 1 acre short of being able to build two houses thats how weird it is, said Holt, referring to how the bill can dictate what families do or dont do with their private property. Several members of the Gadsden County community attended the June 3 meeting to voice views on the topic. Arrie Battle of Quincy asked the board if the issue could be placed on a future ballot for a direct vote from the people. She also asked if any other counties had similar bills. Hinson said the St. Johns and Martin counties have adopted similar documents. City Attorney David Weiss answered Battles second question. He said citizens could petition commissioners to take a particular action regarding the bill but the document could not be place on a ballot for a popular vote. Sam Palmer, also of Quincy, asked commissioners to repeal the bill, explaining he saw it as detrimental to the development of the county. Palmer spoke again, later in the discussion. He told the board he was sure litigation would follow if the bill were not repealed. Marion Lasley of Quincy argued that many residents are in favor of the bill. During the meeting, Holt summarized the situation. She said she saw three possible paths forward: the people petition the board, the people sue the board, or the commissioners repeal the bill. No motion was made; the matter remains unresolved. BOCCContinued from Page A1 Members of the New North Florida Co-Op stand in front of their mobile production unit with a box of their freshly cut product.Photos by Robert Allen Visitors at the farm festival play with a hissing coach roach from Madagascar one of the specimens provided by the student representatives from Florida A&Ms entomology department. A group from the New North Florida Co-op in Marianna came to FAMUs annual Farm Fest with their mobile production unit for greens and also provided samples of the cooked product. The mobile unit provides more efficiency.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A3 Hardees Restaurants urges customers to support charities in Stars for Heroes CampaignHardees restaurants kicked off its fourth annual Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign at participating restaurant locations. The program, which has raised more than $2.5 million since its inception, harnesses the compassion and generosity of its customers, franchisees, and employees to rally behind the nations military veterans and families. Funds raised during this years campaign will support national charity partners, Dream Foundation and USA Cares, as well as regional charities. The Stars for Heroes fundraising campaign began in-store at Hardees on May 19, and will run for four weeks. To participate, restaurant guests donate $1 in support of military charities. For each $1 donation, guests receive a commemorative I am supporting military veterans and families patriotic star-shaped cut out to personalize and place on display in the restaurant. They also receive restaurant coupons valued at more than $10 to use toward future purchases.Extension service to offer Beef Reproduction Technology TrainingThe University of Florida/IFAS Gadsden County Extension Service and the North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit will conduct a Beef Reproduction Technology Training and Pregnancy Testing Demonstration from 10 a.m. to noon June 14 at the Croley Cattle Company, Longview Farm, 255 Longview Lane, Havana. To register for the event, call the Gadsden County Extension office at 850-875-7255 or by email to Henry Grant at email@example.com. Registration fee is $10 per person. Time to Get Going GadsdenThe Florida Department of Health-Gadsden invites local businesses to participate in the fourth annual Get Going Gadsden Campaign. Get Going Gadsden is a county-wide health initiative, designed to increase physical activity and promote healthy eating habits for Gadsden County residents via a 60-Day Health Challenge. If youre interested in the overall health of your employees and teambuilding, Get Going Gadsden has proven results. The deadline for registration is June 27; however early registration is appreciated. For information, contact Dee Jackson, Florida Department of Health-Gadsden, 850875-7200, Ext. 404.Seeking volunteers to help protect seniorsLearn how to be an SMP, Senior Medicare Patrol, volunteer in your community. SMP volunteers offer information to seniors on how to protect themselves from Medicare fraud through outreach at community health fairs, senior fairs, expos and/or group presentations. Volunteers are needed in Leon, Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties. Comprehensive two-day training will take place in Tallahassee on June 23 and 24. Costs for transportation are reimbursed and meals provided. Call 1-866-357-6677 for information and application. American Legion Auxiliary meets monthlyAmerican Legion Auxiliary Thomas Field Unit No. 217 monthly meeting are at 4:30 p.m. every second Monday at the American Legion building on Attapulgus Highway. Any service connected person are welcome to join! For information contact Ora D. Green at 850-627-6620. Shanks Class of to celebrate 30 yearsThe James A. Shanks High School Class of 1984 will celebrate their 30th reunion June 20 to 22. The weekend itinerary is: Friday Get Acquainted Reception, 7pm (Michael Moore Lodge, Quincy); Saturday Family Fun, 9am-1pm (Lake Talquin State Park, Tallahassee); Dinner Banquet & Dance (adults only, semi-formal attire), 6pm (Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee); Sunday 11am Worship Service (St James AME, Quincy) and farewell fellowship meal. For fee information, contact Joanette Thomas, Cynthia Holloway, Kathy Young, Patricia Hinson, or Carl Daniels. Class meeting starts at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Quincy Recreation Center. Get a clean dog for a good causeThe Gadsden County Humane Society will host dog wash fundraisers the first Saturday of each month, through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, at 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 GCHSs rescue program. For information, call 539-0505.Family reunion plannedLooking for descendents of Will Zilliner, Maggie Tober, Will Davis and Lee Hayward Diggs for a reunion set for June 27 and 28 in River Junction. Contacts: C. Williams, 321 591-6797; R. Zilliner 863 248-9006.Gadsden County 4-H Summer CampsThe 4-H Summer Enrichment program is designed to help youth avoid the learning gaps that occur during the summer by engaging them in fun, learn-by-doing, educational experiences. Day camp hours this summer are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The camps are open to those ages 8 to 18. The fee is $70 per camp which includes materials, lunch and snacks. All camps are open to 4-H and non 4-H youth. This years camp offerings are: Quirky Culinary Capers (July 14 18, 2014)Clothing Adventures (July 28 August 1, 2014)Residential Camp. This five-day overnight camp experience is for those age 8 to 13. Cost is $165 with limited scholarships available.4-H Camp Cherry Lake (June 30 July 4, 2014) For information, call the 4-H office at 875-7255. Andy and Kim Gay of Quincy announce the engagement of their daughter, June Elizabeth Gay, to Joshua Bryan Wells, son of Bob and Laura Wells of Quincy. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gay, Quincy, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kellum, Havana. June Elizabeth will graduate in December 2014 from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education. She is certified to teach middleand high-school English and will be completing her internship in the fall at the Florida State University Research School. The future groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wells, Tallahassee, and Mr. and Mrs. John Buelk, San Antonio, Florida. Josh is a 2012 graduate of Tallahassee Community College Fire Academy and is employed by Quincy Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT. The wedding is planned for June 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., 573 Magnolia Farm Road, with a reception to follow at the Sawano Club of Quincy. All family and friends are invited to attend. ISSAC MORGANTimes CorrespondentOn the outskirts of the city lies a historic campsite Centenary Camp. Built in the 1960s, it is surrounded by a dense forest filled with a variety of animals; amenities include a large playing field, basketball and volleyball courts and a swimming pool. Upon entering camp grounds, there is a comical sign with a drawing of stick figures and a dog that reads Slow Down, two old people and a dog live here. Every summer, children ranging from ages 5 to 10, spend a week participating in a variety of outdoor and indoor activities geared toward enhancing interpersonal skills such as self-esteem, leadership and teaching them to respect their peers. Certified lifeguards provide swimming lessons during the camp and lunch is also served. Another major feature of the summer camp program is a worship service designed for children led by Pastor Eddie Allen of the St. Mary CME Church. St. Mary Church is known for its community work, Allen said. This is a great place to get leadership and learn about Christ in a fun way. Donna Bruns, director of the day camp, is responsible for the camps foundation and marvels at its diversity among participants and staff members. Although admission to the camp is free, donations are encouraged. According to Bruns, a tragic drowning incident that resulted in the death of an entire family was the motivation behind the launch of the day camp and is the main reason for the inclusion of swimming lessons. I was heartbroken when I saw a news story about a family that drowned in a pond in Louisiana, said Bruns. This inspired me to start a day camp that included swimming lessons. Doesnt matter about the income we will always find the funds for kids and scholarships are also available. Quincy native Mictsi Carrillo, 20, assists Donna with daily operations that involve interacting with the kids and transitioned from camper to staff member in four years. She appreciates the opportunity to work with a team of passionate staff members and volunteers. Carrillo can spoke of the programs positive impact on participants, especially due to her own personal growth during her years as a camper. I remember being very shy and scared at first, but Ms. Donna made me feel comfortable, Carrillo said. I think the program shows kids that they can get along, no matter the color of their skin. Kids feel very safe here, and we have zero tolerance for violence. My transition from camper to assistant was pretty easy, since I was helping the director before being hired. Making a splash: Centenary Camp launches summer program Summer Camp Director Donna Bruns conducts an enrichment activity Tuesday, June 3, with the campers. Photo by Kambria Hayes Whats up? Engaged!
As we begin the 2014 hurricane season, which officially began on June 1 and ends Nov. 30, my Senate office stands ready to serve you in the event that a storm hits Florida and our people require federal assistance. While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a quiet storm season this year, history shows that even one storm can drastically impact our lives. Hurricane awareness is vital to preparing for a hurricane. The best time to make sure you have all your personal property and business paperwork in order and safely protected is now, when the storm forecast is clear and we arent scrambling to secure food, water and other basic necessities. Should the need arise, knowing how to access federal assistance and sorting through any relevant information makes dealing with the potential aftereffects of severe weather a little easier. And should disaster strike, its comforting to know that there are organizations ready to help you with any questions or financial concerns you may have. In severe cases, some federal agencies that offer recovery assistance include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If assistance is available, FEMA encourages you to register with them before going to a center. You can verify that you qualify and register online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via Smartphone at m.fema.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, businesses and most private nonprofit organizations. To qualify for an SBA disaster loan, you must first make sure you are in an SBA declared disaster area. While each SBA disaster loan has its own criteria, most loans require similar documentation that you will need to gather and prepare. Again, the time to make sure you are organized and have all your paperwork in order is now. Some things to keep in mind about seeking disaster-related financial assistance includes credit factors which lenders take into consideration when reviewing your application. You should also assess your current financial standing to determine how urgent your financial need would be. Small business owners who may not qualify for traditional loans can seek assistance from other economic development agencies. As hurricane season gets underway, the key is to have a contingency plan in place to ensure you arent caught off guard and dont face any unnecessary delays in attaining federal assistance. For the latest information on the 2014 Hurricane Season and to Get A Plan!, you can visit FloridaDisaster.org. More tips on preparing for a hurricane are available on our website at rubio.senate.gov. Should you need further assistance throughout this years hurricane season, my staff is available to help you at any of our offices throughout Florida. They are happy to answer any questions you may have, or put you in contact with someone who can. This hurricane season, we ask that you be prepared, stay safe and stay informed. I am honored to serve you. A4THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMIcouldnt wait to surprise my second wife, Rita, with the new car I had purchased for her. We were having financial difficulties at the time, and since I was the one who worked I was also the one to drive our only car, a 1975 Datsun B210. Rita hadnt worked outside of her home in years but always had the use of a car. Her ex-husband had driven a company truck to and from work so she had unlimited use of a fine, well-kept 1966 Ford sedan. We had moved into a large apartment complex in Middletown, Conn., shortly after our marriage, the second time around for both of us. Rita was a fine housewife and never complained about not having a car. However, I felt bad, and thought if I could buy a reliable second hand car shed be delighted with it. I also was looking forward to the points I would score by surprising her. George Colgan, a fellow teacher at Haddam Junior High School, had a good friend who sold used cars in New London, Conn. George offered to call his friend to find out if he had anything on his lot in my price range that would be reliable and affordable. In a few days George told me his car dealer friend had called and thought he had the perfect vehicle for me. We agreed to drive over to New London after school on the next Friday. The car salesman had a green, 1970 Ford fourdoor sedan that he claimed ran like a honey. I sure hoped so because it was not a handsome vehicle. In addition to the awful green paint job, there were dings and dents all over it. After taking the car for a ride I had to agree it ran well and the engine purred like a kitten. It was a Ford. Rita was used to driving Fords, and this was four years newer than the one she had been driving during her last marriage. I couldnt wait to drive back to Middletown and surprise my sweetheart with her new car. I thanked George and his friend for making the purchase of our new(er) second car a doable experience. George had driven us from school to New London in his own car so I would be able to drive the new car home. I couldnt thank him enough as he had a long ride to his home in Hebron, quite a few miles from Middletown. Thank goodness there was a vacant guest parking spot right next to our assigned apartment complex parking spot where our bluish-green Datsun was sitting. My heart was pounding with excitement at the thought of surprising my wife with her new car. I bounded up the flight of stairs to the main level of our apartment. Rita met me at the door with open arms and gave me a big hug. What took you so long? she asked. I took a ride with George Colgan to tend to some business; I got home as soon as I could, I replied. We had a birds-eye view down to the parking lot from our main or second floor kitchen windows. I put my arm around Rita and walked her over to the window. I asked her to look down to see if she noticed anything different or unusual. I see someone has taken that visitor parking space right next to ours, she observed. Baby, thats your new car! Its a 1970 Ford, just like you love to drive. She turned to face me, her face a little flushed and not smiling. LAURA FINLEY PeaceVoice In April 2014, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault issued a series of recommendations for college and university campuses related to responding to and preventing sexual assault. Given that one in five college-aged women endure a sexual assault, the White House is to be applauded for prioritizing this issue and for organizing the task force. But of course, it should be so simple to recommend that campuses do the right thing. One of the first recommendations, and one the group is pushing to become a legal mandate in 2016, is that schools undertake a campus-wide climate survey. The goal is to assess the true degree to which attempted and actual sexual assaults are occurring, given that this remains among the most under-reported crimes, as well as to better understand students experiences with reporting and receiving services. It would seem as though there would be little opposition to such a recommendation, as clearly understanding the scope of this huge problem and identifying gaps in services would be a good idea for college or university administrators. Yet immediately many campus officials responded negatively. Why, one wonders? The primary concern campus administrators levied was that this would be an unfunded mandate that would require additional staff. That is, in my assessment, a very weak point, but one that reflects a growing problem on campuses: the need to bureaucratize everything. For instance, in an interview for the Huffington Post, Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, stated We get very concerned about legislation that requires additional staffing. Nowhere in the recommendation does it actually state that new personnel would be required, however. Krugers comment is indicative of the administrative bloat that characterizes higher education today. The first instinct of so many campuses is to hire new administrators to oversee required or even recommended programs. A report by the Delta Cost Project titled Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive: Changing Staffing and Compensation Patterns in Higher Education found that, between 2000 and 2012, new administrative positions, largely in student services, was the reason for a 28 percent increase in the higher education workforce. Administrative bloat has been cited as one of the primary reasons that the cost of obtaining a college education has outpaced the increases in healthcare and housing costs. A 2010 study by the Goldwater Institute found administrative ranks grew twice as much as did the number of faculty between 1993 and 2007. Its not just new staff, either. Colleges and universities love to hire consultants to study every possible thing, often at huge expense and little return. Instead of hiring new staff or consultants, campuses could look to utilize their faculty who have expertise on sexual assault to coordinate climate assessment surveys. This would be beneficial for many reasons, not just for the bottom line. First, it is likely most campuses have a number of faculty members who really know this issue well and who would be eager to be involved in bettering their campuses understanding of and response to sexual assault. Second, faculty could involve student researchers, who not only would have valuable New sexual assault climate survey recommendation: not an excuse for more administrative bloat Guest ColumnOpinionPreparing for hurricane season Along Twin Ponds Road...Ray Willis The Gadsden County Times15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351-3137AND CONTINUING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE TRIBUNE (USPS 212) ESTABLISHED 1901Editor/Manager Cheri Harris, firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvertising Sales: email@example.com Legals/Classified: firstname.lastname@example.org 877676-1403 Circulation: 877401-6408 Telephone: 850-627-7649 Fax: 850-627-7191 Web: www. gadcotimes.com Published weekly every Thursday by The Gadsden County Times. 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Persons wishing to contact the general manager or executive editor should call 627-7649. All letters must be signed and include a telephone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or made public. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions will be printed. Letters should be no longer than 350 words and writers will be restricted to one contribution per month. Deadline for submission is Wednesday at noon for the upcoming weeks publication. Submissions should be mailed to Cheri Harris, Editor/Manager, 15 S. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351, or e-mailed to email@example.com. SEN. MARCO RUBIO Guest Column What is also familiar to these old-timers is the crystal-clear springs that once repelled these dark waters, even in times of floods. Thirty years ago there was enough pressure in the Floridan aquifer to hold these floodwaters at bay, resulting in clear demarcations between the spring pools and the adjacent dark river waters. Springs such as Fanning Spring in Gilchrist County on the bank of the Suwannee River once resisted the dark, tannic Suwannee outside its short spring run through its powerful artesian flow. Similarly, Poe Spring adjacent to the Santa Fe River kept that rivers black waters back from its spring vent through the sheer pressure of its crystal blue flow. No longer can those two springs and many others that provide baseflow to those two rivers hold back the rivers tea-colored floods. During this year of above-average rainfall, both springs now flow backward. The scientific term is estevelle, a spring that reverses its flow direction in response to changing hydrostatic pressures. When the aquifer pressure is high, these springs can hold off the flooding rivers. But when aquifer pressures and levels are low, the floods overwhelm the groundwater, and like water through a funnel, the rivers fill the aquifer with their dark waters. What a disappointment to the folks who have river houses near these reversing springs when their well water turns from clear to tea-colored and is no longer safe to drink. What about the scuba divers who travel halfway around the world to come to these springs to practice their chosen sport? There is no joy in entering an underwater cave and having to peer through brown water. And as aquifer levels have continued their decline over the past four decades, a larger volume of river water spills into the aquifer during eachWHAT IS THE FATE OF FLORIDAS SPRINGS? Will they once again be restored to bowls of liquid light, or are they all fated to become black lagoons? This is a question that many are asking during this period of ample rainfall throughout north and central Florida. With the recent flooding in the Santa Fe, Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers, the wetlands that nourish the rivers release residual humic acids derived from decomposing leaves and cypress needles. These complex organic compounds in turn mix with runoff to stain the flood waters the rich, brown color of tea and dominate these rivers during flooding events. These dark tannic waters are natural and are familiar to longtime residents.FOR SPRINGS, DARK FUTURE ALMOST CERTAINBY ROBERT KNIGHT GUEST COLUMN See FUTURE / Page A13 See WILLIS / Page A13 See PEACE / Page A13
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A5 Obituaries Linger LongerA A T T Y Y O O U U R R L L I I B B R R A A R R Y YDr. Carolyn E. Poole, Director Sara Bembry Sara Ruth Daw Bembry, 98, passed away June 3, 2014, in Fernandina Beach, Florida after a brief illness. She was born January 20, 1916, in Dalton, Georgia, to Ruth Elizabeth Hawkins Keith and Arthur Robert Keith and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1933 and attended the Cadek Conservatory of Music and the Edmondson School of Business before going to work as an executive secretary, including to the president of the prominent Miller Brothers department store in Chattanooga. Sara Ruths life took a different turn when she met Carl Daw, who was exploring a call to ministry in the Southern Baptist church. They married in December 1940, and she supported him as he completed his undergraduate work and obtained his masters in divinity. When Carl volunteered for service as a Navy chaplain in World War II, Sara Ruth and their young son Carl Jr. returned to Tennessee, where the family grew in the following years with the arrivals of daughters Ruth and Sara and son Keith. In the late 1940s, the 1950s and s, Rev. Daw served churches in eastern and middle Tennessee and as a Naval Reserve chaplain, always with Sara Ruth working alongside him in ministry, whether at the piano, teaching Sunday School, or serving as his secretary and wherever else needed. In 1970s they relocated to Gadsden County in his native state of Florida where he served his last church and she cared for him through his battle with Parkinsons disease. After Rev. Daw passed away in 1985, Sara Ruth returned to school to learn how to use computers and to work as a church secretary. She also travelled across the United States and Canada, to Europe and the Far East, and worked in summer missions feeding hungry student volunteers. In 1992 Sara Ruth met and married Henry Bembry, a retired farmer from Hamilton County, Florida. She and Henry enjoyed more travel, including to the Holy Land and Egypt, where she was proud to have ridden a camel in her 80s. After Henry passed away in 2003, Sara Ruth relocated once more to Fernandina Beach, where she reveled in her friends in the community and at her church, enjoying group outings and her day-today life. She moved into Savannah Grand Assisted Living in 2012, developing more friends there. She was a delightful, unassuming person of much personal dignity who loved her God, her family and each new opportunity of life and was quickly beloved to all she met. She is survived by son Carl Pickens Daw, Jr. (May) of Watertown, Massachusetts, daughter Ruth Daw Taylor (Eddy) of Lascassas, Tennessee, daughter Sara Daw Day (Kennie) of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and son Andrew Keith Daw (Ashley) of Jacksonville, Florida, eight grandchildren and thirteen greatgrandchildren. Sara Ruths family wishes to thank the W.R. Price Sunday School Class (especially Jean Boles), Dr. Edward Tribuzio, the staff of Savannah Grand, Best Friends Companion Care, and all who made the recent years of Sara Ruths life healthy, full, safe and happy ones. Her family will receive friends at the Oxley Heard Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 9:00 pm. A celebration of Sara Ruths life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, with graveside services following at 4:00 p.m. that day at Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Florida. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, gifts in Sara Ruths memory be made to Nassau County Council on Aging, to the W.R. Price Class of First Baptist, Fernandina Beach, or to the charity of the donors choice. Please share her Life Legacy at www.oxleyheard.com OXLEY HEARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS Hilda Jones Hilda Jean Jones, 62, of Chattahoochee, FL died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Services were held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Deliverance Temple Ministries in Hardaway, FL at 11:00 a.m. Survivors include her daughters, Benita Jones (College Park, GA) and Torria Richardson (Chattahoochee, FL); sisters: Neva Williams (Jonesboro, GA) and Marilyn White (Chattahoochee, FL); brother, Charles (Trina) Brown, (Chattahoochee, FL) and a host of other relatives and friends. Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Raymond Bryant Mr. Raymond Bryant, 53 years of age, of Quincy, FL, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Tallahassee, FL. The service is 1:30 p.m, EST, Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Faith Temple of Jesus Christ with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery, of Quincy, FL. The family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m., and the Wake from 6 to 7 p.m., on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, FL. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bryant, of Quincy, FL, two stepsons, Darria Gammon, Jeremiah Gammon, both of Quincy, FL, two stepdaughters, Erica Allen and Jasmine Allen, both of Quincy, FL, one brother, Saul Bryant, of Cairo, GA, one sister, Claudette BryantGreen, of Havana, FL., mother-in-law, Derender Neal, of Quincy, FL, father-in-law, Alfonzo Collier, of Quincy, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements. Robert Jackson Jr. Robert Lewis Jackson, Jr., 67, of Wakulla County, FL passed away Mon., June 2, 2014, in Tarpon Springs, FL. Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Sat., June 7, at Mt. Pleasant MB Church in Wakulla County. He leaves a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. Services rendered by: Reed & Hall Mortuary Corp, 116 W. Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL (850) 627-5700 Linda Robinson Ms. Linda Robinson, 56 years of age, of Quincy, FL, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Quincy, FL. A memorial service was held 5:00 p.m., EST, Tuesday. June 10, 2014, at Williams Funeral Chapel of Quincy, FL. She is survived by her son, Terrance Gordon, of California, one daughter, Angel Butler, of Quincy, FL, mother, Edna Mae Robinson, of Quincy, FL, two brothers, Gerald Robinson (Dorothy), of Miami, FL, Dwayne Robinson, of Gainesville, FL, one sister, Carol Lynn Robinson, of Quincy, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements. Leroy Jackson Sr. Leroy Jackson, Sr., 78, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Tallahassee. He was a native of Gadsden County and was a member of Greater Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where his service will be 11 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014. He will be interred in the Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy, Florida. He was a pioneer employee of the Bradwell Mortuary of Quincy (850-627-3700) where his viewing will be from 2 PM to 5 PM on Friday, June 13, 2014. A wake service will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM, Friday, June 13, at Greater Tanner Chapel AME Church, 1911 MLK Jr. Blvd, Quincy, Florida. Leroy is survived by his wife, Rev. Lossie Jackson of Quincy; sons, Rudolph Jackson Sr. and Michael Jackson Readers of all ages can explore all-thingsscience this summer when the Gadsden County Public Library system presents Fizz, Boom, Read programs, said Kris Odahowski, Youth Services librarian. Activities include science experiments, robot building, arts and crafts and more. The summer program is open to preschool children through teens, with programs, story times and special guest appearances during June, July and into August. We want to keep children reading and learning all summer. Parents with children younger than 5 are encouraged to bring them to story time programs held at the Bill McGill Library on Tuesday mornings, starting at 10:30 a.m. This interactive time includes stories, arts and craft, and play time. Children ages 6 to 10 years old are invited to Fizz, Boom, Read programs at local libraries where they will try hands-on experiments and explore the world of science through books and online information. Tweens and teens have a weekly program Wednesday afternoons at the McGill Library where they can build Lego NXT robots, create technology projects and make unique craft projects. Several evening family programs will be part of the summer schedule, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, with hands-on art activities that will help make science fun. A special guest musician will entertain area families the following week when Gadsden County Public Library welcomes Anna Moo, who will perform at all three public libraries this month. This award-winning songwriter has received six Parent Choice awards for her multi-cultural presentations and has been nominated for a Grammy. Her dynamic, imaginative musical performances are educational and entertaining. Mark your calendar for one of these three free shows. Anna Moo will perform at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, at the Havana Library. She will be at the Cowen Public Library in Chattahoochee at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, and the Bill McGill Library in Quincy at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. Parents are encouraged to read with their children every day during the summer. This helps students retain what they learned during the school year, said Odahowski. There are lots of fascinating books on the library shelves, ready for the two-week checkout. Summer reading book logs and bookmarks are available in all libraries or the bookmobile. Check with your local branch library for a more detailed schedule. This summer, be sure to come in and linger even longer! This weeks column was written by Andrea Blount, lead librarian at the Bill Mc Gill Library. Fizz, Boom, Read is this summers theme MILESTONES Ellen Forehand Lopez, daughter of the Late Nora & L. G. Bouie and the late George Forehand, a native of Gadsden County, retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Miami, Fla., after 40 years of dedicated service. Devoted and loving mother, sister, aunt and friend, she is a delight to all who know her. Photo submitted Anna Moo is slated to perform in Gadsden County. Photo submitted Abigail Elizabeth Lewis graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders on May 3, 2014. She will continue her studies at UF in the fall by pursuing her Master of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Abigail is the daughter of Mitch and Celeste Lewis of Quincy. She is the granddaughter of Bernard Lewis of Quincy and Ross and Shirley Fleetwood of Tallahassee. See DEATHS / Page A13 Ms. Cheryl D. Roberts (Nisey) graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law with her Juris Doctor on May 18 in Jacksonville. Cheryl is the daughter of Mr. Jerome and Linda Roberts and the granddaughter of Ms. Vonce Akins and the late Ms. Annie Mae Roberts. Congratulations from your father, mother, sister, brother, nieces and nephews. Photo submitted Retirement 000II9B CITY OF QUINCY COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA Date: June 17, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m Place: City Hall Commission Chambers Agenda 1. Approval of Minutes 2. Tanyard Creek Update 3. Finance Report 4. 2014-2015 Proposed Budget 5. Attorneys Report 6. Advisory Board Comments 7. Adjourn Budget Meeting Notice The Gadsden County Tourist Development Council budget meeting will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3:30p.m. The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers located at 9 East Jefferson Street, Room 101, Quincy, FL. Persons wishing to review the files may come to the Department of Planning and Community Development at 9 East Jefferson Street, Room 102, Quincy, FL. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance in obtaining any information from the County or attending the public hearing should call 850-875-8659 or Facilities Maintenance at (850) 875-8665, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 000IHH9 PUBLIC NOTICE The Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Regular County Commission Meeting Has Been Canceled The Next Scheduled Regular County Commission Meeting Will Be Held On July 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. 000II31
A6THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Your logo hereUp to our eyeballs in newspaper readers? FloridaFlorida 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.
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A7 The Shaw Quarters Neighborhood Crime Watch Committee recently hosted a successful annual Health Fair. Those who helped make this event a success are: Gadsden County Commissioner Sherrie Taylor, Amber Baker, Ashley Cook (Gadsden County School System), Donshea McNealy (GI Associates of Tallahassee), Mrs. Rosalyn Florence (River Chase Nursing Home), Karen Henry (Eden Springs Rehab Center), Big Bend Hospice, Ernestine Barkley (Florida Blue Stay Healthy Initiative), Gadsden County Fire Department, Felita Henry and Sarah A. Figgers (NHBW/ Support for Literacy), Linda Jones, Rodney Moore and political candidate Dr. Anthony Viegbesie. Photos submitted Shaw Quarters Community Health Fair Day 000IHRY
A8THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM FAMILY FEATURES From everyday snacking to entertaining at parties, Americans adore their snacks. So, its no surprise that nearly 100 percent of Americans snack at least once every day, according to a recent survey conducted by the California Olive Committee. Interestingly, the survey found that consumers, who snack most frequently at home on weekends, overwhelmingly prefer easy-to-prepare homemade snacks over prepared storebought varieties. One versatile and affordable ingredient that pumps up the flavor of a wide array of snack recipes is the ripe olive. Olives are a double-duty pantry staple ideal for snack ing right out of the can and perfect to have on hand for preparing simple, mouth-watering snack recipes at home. From pickling with spices and vegetables, to adding a pop of color and texture to hummus or cream cheese-stuffed celery, California Ripe Olives are a flavorful addition to crowd-pleasing snacks. Here are some simple, scrumptious recipes that are sure to cure any snack attack. For more tasty snacking recipes, visit www.CalOlive.org.Olive HummusServings: 2 cups Prep time: 10 minutes 1 (6-ounce) can California Ripe Olives 1 (15-ounce) can rinsed and drained garbanzo beans 2 1/2 tablespoons sesame tahini 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for drizzling 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/8/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt Chopped fresh parsley (optional) Pita bread wedges, pita chips or cut raw vegetables Open olive can and strain, reserving 2 tablespoons of brine; set aside. Puree beans, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic in food processor until very smooth. Add yogurt and olive brine and mix again. Add two-thirds of olives and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to bowl. Coarsely chop remaining olives and sprinkle over top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve with pita bread wedges, pita chips or raw vegetables. Olive, Sun-Dried Tomato and Cream Cheese Stuffed CeleryServings: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes 1 (8-ounce) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened 1 (2.2-ounce) can sliced California Ripe Olives, drained 2 tablespoons minced sun-dried tomatoes 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 finely chopped small green onions 2 minced garlic cloves 8 large ribs celery 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios (optional) Place cream cheese in medium bowl. Chop three-quarters of the olives and stir into cream cheese with tomatoes, basil, salt, green onions and garlic. Cut each celery rib in half and fill with cheese mixture. Sprinkle with pistachios and garnish with remaining olives. Pickled Olives and VegetablesServings: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Chill time: Overnight 2 (6-ounce) cans California Ripe Olives 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds 1teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 bay leaves 1 medium carrot, peeled, halved and cut into strips 12 small green beans, ends trimmed 2 sprigs fresh dill 1 small yellow squash, halved and cut into strips 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced Open olive cans and strain, reserving 3/4 cup of brine; set aside. Place coriander, peppercorns, crushed red pepper and seeds in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for two minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Add vinegar, water, olive brine, sugar, salt and bay leaves, and bring to boil. Add carrots and cook five minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, then stir in remain ing ingredients, including olives. Let cool then transfer to jars. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. For best flavor, chill overnight before serving. Bahian-Spiced OlivesServings: 6 Prep time: 5 minutes 2 (6-ounce) cans California Ripe Olives 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin (preferably toasted) 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/8/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (to taste) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Sea salt to taste Open olive cans and strain, reserving 2 tablespoons of brine. Stir together all ingredients (including brine) in medium bowl. May be served immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. If refrigerated, warm slightly before serving. Olive, Sun-Dried Tomato and Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery Pickled Olives and Vegetables Bahian-Spiced Olives Olive Hummus
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A9 000IGWZ Stay 2 Months Get 3rd Month FREE! Cattail Creek RV Park Levy County 74 sites 30 and 50 amp service Beautiful tree lined park, Swimming pool, Clubhouse Minutes to beach and river $30 nightly and $255 monthly 352-44 7 -3050 000IHWH Notice of Quincy Historic Preservation Commission Meeting The Quincy Historic Preservation Commission will hold its meeting on Monday June 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM, in the City Hall to discuss the following: 1. Review the certificate of appropriateness for Dick Bates property located on North Jackson Street in order to add a carport and reconstruct a low brick wall on the property. 2. Review the certificate of appropriateness for roof work and window replacement for the property located at 22 E. Washington Street at the corner of Washington and Madison Street. 3. Review the certificate of appropriateness for the painting of the exterior of the property located at 14th North Adams Street. If you have any question, please, call Bernard Piawah, Building and Planning Department at 850-618-0030; ext. 6677 TALLAHASSEE Tallahassee Community College and the University of West Florida announced a new partnership recently as the two institutions established the TCC2UWF program. This program will provide students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree at TCC and transfer to UWF to complete a bachelors degree. TCC President Jim Murdaugh and UWF President Judy Bense introduced the program at a signing ceremony. TCC and UWF will share joint coordination of the program, which includes outreach to high school students and other members of the community in an effort to encourage them to pursue an associates degree through TCC while providing tailored, intensive advising that will place students on a path toward a bachelors degree from UWF. We are delighted to sign this partnership today with Tallahassee Community College, said Bense. It provides an excellent opportunity for students in this region to complete their bachelors degree at a midsize regional comprehensive university in Northwest Florida. At UWF, we can focus on providing both a high-touch and quality education with personalized attention, small class sizes and a unique student experience. The TCC2UWF program is part of TCCs Golden Guarantee Program, which includes various university partners. We are excited to be able to offer students another opportunity to create a relationship with a great fouryear institution that will help them plan for and attain success, said Murdaugh. Students enrolled at TCC will be offered admission to UWF early in their academic career in order to receive personalized and attentive transition services for a seamless transfer. For information, visit TCC2.UWF.edu. Gadsden County Commission honors top high school grads Gadsden County Commissioners presented plaques to valedictorians and salutatorians from local high schools who attended the June 3 commission meeting. Those present pose for a photo to mark the occasion. Photo by Robert Allen Superintendent sees FCAT 2 scores as signs of improvement ROBERT ALLENTimes Reporter All the Florida school districts FCAT 2 scores are now calculated and publically posted, according to Claudia Claussen, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Education. The scores can be viewed comparatively at fcat.fldoe.org/. When reviewing the statistics, Superintendent Reginald James said the Gadsden County School District stands favorably among the competition. Overall I thought it was a pretty good year, said James. I was particularly pleased with the math part. Math scores, in terms of third-grade, were second-highest in the state. James listed several other subjects and grades in which scores have improved in Gadsden County. I think this is the first year that Ive actually seen the growth in math transfer itself into the middle schools, said James. That was exciting for me. Our sixth-graders were up 7 percentage points. Our seventhgraders were up 17 percentage points. And our eighth-graders were up 7 percentage points. Overall, math was really a highlight of our testing season. James also explained the benefits of these improvements are not limited to the students and teachers. I think it helps the entire community, said the superintendent. I tell people that education is good for business. As our schools progress, thats good for everybody good not only for the student who is moving on, but good for the community at large. If you dont have any A-schools around, its hard to even attract business. This spring, 2014, was the last semester for the FCAT 2. Next year, Floridas new common core will be fully instituted and with the new test will come a new scoring and standard for achievement. James said district officials plan to meet later this month to learn more about how the new test will be scored and how new test standards will be determined. Reginald James TCC, University of West Florida forge new partnership Stetson University Trustees approve budget, strategic plan DELAND Stetson Universitys Board of Trustees approved a $124 million operating budget for 2014-15, a new strategic plan that carries the university through 2019, and heard plans for two major capital investments: Sage Hall and a proposed aquatic center. The $124 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, is a 3.5 percent increase over the current years budget, and includes campuses in DeLand and Gulfport, as well as the Tampa Law Center and the Center at Celebration. Demand for a Stetson education remains high and it is our goal to keep alive the dream of a quality education while working to find maximum efficiencies within the university, said President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. Through the hard work of my leadership team and this board we have a budget that is balanced, provides for basic operating cost increases and holds tuition increases to a low level. Stetson remains on a strong footing and is well positioned to continue to thrive as one of the southeasts top private universities.Strategic PlanningApproval of the budget is key as administrators work to implement a new fiveyear strategic plan, which has been in development this year. The plan, which covers 2014-19, is informed by five theme areas: Stetsons distinctiveness and value as an institution of higher learning, excellence and innovation in learning, lifelong success and significance, resources to ensure success, and organizational resilience and adaptability. Our success and progress over the past five years have been substantial, said Provost Beth Paul, Ph.D., who with President Libby led the strategic planning process. That is a testament to a team of people who believed in the direction we were going and our plan to reach those goals. Now its time to build on that success with boldness and character. The first-year priorities include specifics such as enhancing Stetsons national reputation, creating a learning environment that attracts intellectually motivated students, strengthening career readiness for students, and continuing to maximize cost effectiveness and diversify revenue streams. In addition to the five areas, the plan commits to expanding and strengthening strategic partnerships as well as being a diverse community of inclusive excellence.Capital ProjectsTrustees also heard reports from administration regarding two capital projects, one of which is awaiting approval by Gov. Rick Scott for funding. A $3.25 million line item for Sage Hall which houses science, math and computer science classrooms and faculty offices was included in the budget bill sent to the governor by the Florida legislature. The appropriation will provide for expansion of the building to 11,000 square feet, allowing the addition of faculty offices and classrooms. Increased enrollment at Stetson has led to the hiring of 50 new faculty members since 2009, and 50 more are needed by 2016. Stetson plans to grow enrollment within STEM disciplines by enhancing public health and environmental science programs. The second capital project is a proposed aquatic center on Lake Beresford, which recently received approval from Volusia County for rezoning Luis Prat See HATTERS / Page A15 000II3J
A10THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Im happy to announce Im featured in American Airways magazine this month! With that good news I thought Id write about flying with little ones. Now that vacation time is in full swing and if you plan to fly with your kids, here are my top 10 tips for happy flying short of drugs. 1. Be prepared Designate a carry-on as the entertainment bag. Keep whats in it a secret, bringing out surprises as the trip goes. Busy kids are happy kids. Bored ones have the ability to terrorize everyone on a flight, including you.BooksNotebooksPensCrayonsColoring booksIpod with favorite movie Kindle 2. Get gum Children have very small ear canals, and when the cabin is pressurized tiny ears can hurt. Chewing sugarless gum can help and once the jet is airbound it isnt needed. 3. Let it suck Nurse during takeoff, or have a binky ready. I dont think Ive ever taken off without hearing an infant screaming because his little ears hurt. Sucking helps. 4. Turn bedtime into fly-time Matching PJs dont just have to be at Christmastime. Deck your whole family out in new jammies for the flight. Youll crack up the flight attendants as well as fellow passengers. Tell your kids you get to have a pajama party on the plane. You may have a hard time sleeping on a flight, but Ive never met a kid on a red-eye who wasnt asleep, and Id love to see a fun-loving family dressed for bed on a red-eye. 5. No sugar When the flight attendant comes by with the free sodas and juice, just say No, water or milk please. Bring treats high in protein and fat. Nuts and cheese, veggies and mayo. Hungry children and those high on sugar will get fussy and disruptive. 6. Make sure price is right Check the ticket prices for infants as you may be charged more for your baby than yourself. Some airlines charge up to 75 percent for a ticket without a seat. In this case you dont save money! Buy a normal ticket. At least youll get extra space and thats really valuable. 7. Go potty before take-off Even the ones who pipe up and say, I dont have to, make sure everybody goes before take-off. Cut back on fluids before the flight, the same as you do before bedtime or theyll be up and down the aisle. Torture for the guy who sits in the aisle seat and your kids are in the window seat. This is sensible advice for adults, too. Drinking 5 pints of beer before getting on the plane is dangerous, especially if youre held MICHELLE SCHOFFRO COOKMother Earth LivingIn our germ-obsessed world, we often perceive bacteria as the enemy and we have the antibacterial soaps, hand wipes and cleaning products to prove it. Although some bacteria may be harmful or even deadly, we couldnt live without the good bacteria that hitchhike their way through the world in our bodies. These hitchhikers, known as probiotics, are the beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut. Most wellknown for promoting good digestion, probiotics are proving beneficial to our health in more ways than one. From reducing allergyrelated symptoms to decreasing the precursors of brain diseases, exciting new research shows that probiotics may help a lot more than just bowel health. The pros of probiotics Of the many strains of probiotic bacteria, those showing the most promise include Lactobacillus strains such as acidophilus, brevis, casei, plantarum, reuteri and rhamnosus, along with Bifidobacteria lactis and bifiform. These names may sound like a foreign language, but most can be found easily in fermented foods and supplements. Here are several ways probiotics may help boost health. 1. Assist with weight loss. Many strains of probiotics may be beneficial to weight-loss efforts, but the Lactobacillus strains are particularly valuable. They have been found to stabilize blood sugar levels, which may result in reduced cravings and less fat-storage hormones. Probiotics even show promise in the prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders, according to the journal Internal and Emergency Medicine. 2. Treat infections. Probiotics can be used to prevent or treat upper respiratory tract and ear infections, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The research discovered that probiotics compete with harmful disease-causing microbes for nutrients, space and even attachment to their human hosts. As a result, the probiotics can thrive at the expense of the infectious microbes. 3. Treat ulcers and gastritis. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori has been linked with ulcers and gastritis, which is an inflammation, irritation or erosion of the stomach lining. Russian researchers found that adding the probiotic bifiform improved the efficacy of a standard anti-Helicobacter therapy and is therefore a promising treatment for these illnesses. In their research, probiotics also demonstrated antibacterial action and enhanced the bodys own immune response against H. pylori. 4. Improve symptoms of depression. Researchers in Hungary noted that recent studies have shown a frequent association between depression and gastrointestinal inflammation (and other diseases related to inflammation). Studies have shown that treating gastrointestinal inflammation with probiotics, along with vitamins B and D and omega-3 fatty acids, may help reduce depressive symptoms. 5. Improve energy and sugar metabolism. Exciting new research published in the journal Gut Microbes found that probiotics may help improve the energy balance of the body while also improving its ability to use glucose (sugar) for energy. Because the use of glucose for energy is impaired in patients with diabetes, this research shows probiotics may have promise as a possible treatment for the disease.Excerpted from Mother Earth Living, a national magazine devoted to living wisely and living well. To read more articles from Mother Earth Living, please visit www.MotherEarth Living.com or call 800340-5846 to subscribe. Copyright 2014 by Ogden Publications Inc. Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to a 2014 study by CareScout, a division of Genworth Financial Services. But that doesnt mean they have to sacrifice their quality of life, says Peder Johnsen, CEO of Concordis Senior Living, www.concordisseniorliving.com, which owns, operates and develops senior housing communities. In fact, a person who needs some assistance with day-to-day living will often find he or she is much happier in a good assisted-living community with an atmosphere that reminds them of their former home. And it doesnt have to be outrageously priced, notes Johnsen, a third-generation ALF operator. The median price for a private, one-bed home in an ALF community is $42,000, he says, citing the CareScout report. By contrast, a semi-private nursing home bed costs a median $77,000 a year. But its up to prospective residents and their families to ascertain the quality of the community and whether its a good match for the person who will be living there. ALFs are not federally regulated, and states vary widely on the breadth of oversight they provide, so you cant necessarily rely on the law, Johnsen says. And dont rely on salespeople either thats the biggest mistake people make. There are, however, a number of easy ways to see if a home has a truly caring atmosphere and well-trained staff. Johnsen offers these tips: Ask to see the homes state licensing survey, an assessment that usually includes inspections, audits, interviews with residents, etc. Every state has an ALF licensing agency and all have some form of survey system for ensuring that certain standards of quality are met, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America. Requirements vary from state to state about how often the surveys are conducted and how the public can access the reports, but no matter what state you live in, you should be able to ask the ALF for its most recent report, or obtain it from the licensing agency, Johnsen says. The surveys will tell you if problems were found or not and what the ALF did to address them. Visit the ALF during non-business hours. Go before breakfast or after dinner times when the administrators arent around. Whats the atmosphere? How do employees behave with the residents? Thats a good time to talk to residents, too, Johnsen says. Be a mystery shopper, he suggests. Pretend youre just visiting the community not scouting it out as a prospective customer. Ascertain how truly homelike the community is. In your own home, if you dont feel like eating breakfast at 7:30 a.m., you dont have to. You can have breakfast at 10. You can get snacks when you want them. Depending on whats important to your loved one, there are potentially many rules that can affect how at home a person feels, Johnsen says. Some communities allow residents to have pets; others dont. Some provide lots of activities. At some, residents can quickly and easily arrange for transportation or a service like hair styling. Not every community can offer everything, he notes. Thats why its important to look for those features that are especially important to your loved one. Peder Johnsen is the CEO of Concordis Senior Living, www.concordisseniorliving.com which owns, operates and develops senior housing communities. Hes a third-generation assisted-living specialist whose grandfather and father built one of the first contemporarystyle ALFs in Florida more than 30 years ago. Johnsen took over administration of two small facilities at age 18. Today, he specializes the full spectrum of ALFs from ALF lites, where most residents live very independent lifestyles but know assisted-living services are available if they should need them, to homes specializing in care for residents with Alzheimers and dementia. He is an industry leader in staff development and training, and has overseen the development, acquisition and financing of several communities. Flying with kids? Be organized Pam YoungMAKE IT FUN! See FUN / Page A11 Five reason to love (and take) probiotics Tips for choosing the right assisted living facility Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the results of one study. This means finding an affordable assisted living facility will likely be a concern to many elderly people and their families. If youre the CEO of a company, the realization that much of what you do can be copied by your competitors may be distressing, but veteran sales manager, consultant and business speaker Jack Daly says not so fast. Sure your competition copy what they can, but there are two things they cant: your people and your culture, says Daly, author of Hyper Sales Growth, (www.jackdaly.net). I specialize in corporate coaching and sales, the latter of which really counts on the talent and sustained motivation of the sales force. Even your best salesperson needs that extra shot from time to time, and the best way to ensure a driven team is to create a culture that fosters the results you want. Some companies are outpacing their competition because of their culture, including Southwest Airlines, Zappos and the Virgin Group, says Daly, who offers these tips for growing a business culture that inspires loyalty, engagement and the high performance those qualities produce. n Start new hires on a Friday and with a big welcome. Many managers think new employees should start on Monday the day when their new coworkers are facing a long to-do list for the week. Consider starting them on Friday, when the office is a bit looser. Also how about throwing the new hire a welcoming party? Many offices hold going away parties for departing employees, but it makes more sense to put this enthusiasm toward the person with whom youre making a commitment, rather than the person whos no longer working for you. n Recognize accomplishments by putting it in writing handwriting. Typing emails and instant messaging is clearly much more convenient, which is why an employee who deserves special attention will recognize the extra effort behind a handwritten note. A letter has that personal touch; the receiver knows the manager or CEO has taken some time and effort to create a special communication just for him or her. n Provide lunch for free. One of my clients started with just 10 employees, and each day one would bring in lunch for everyone, Daly says. As the company grew to several hundred employees, the CEO found that free lunches were so beneficial, the company now hires a caterer to maintain the boost in culture it provides. While many may cringe at the expense, employee appreciation outweighs the cost, Dalys client says, and it keeps people engaged within the office, rather than having employees leave for lunch. n Flatten the privilege structure. Its not a good idea to create anything resembling a class system, including special parking for upper management. I was the No. 1 salesmen at one company, but I always preferred to park with the others, Daly says. Id come in at 5 a.m. and noticed that those with reserved parking arrived Four tricks for creating a winning corporate culture See WIN / Page A11
Somewhere in Central Florida, Jesus is in a tree. Shortly before Easter, a woman called the newsroom and left me a message about a tree in her yard and how she can see Jesus in it. I had taken the week after Easter off, and by the time I returned to work I had lost the womans number and forgot about Jesus in her tree. But I remembered this week when I came across a Christianity Today report, Why Everything Looks Like Jesus the face of Jesus in a piece of toast or in a cloud, a slab of marble, a slice of pizza. In an episode of Glee, one of the characters thinks he sees Jesus in his grilled cheese sandwich and begins praying to it as if it really might be Jesus. Thats not so farfetched. People have been seeing the face of Jesus for hundreds, maybe even 2,000 or so years, maybe beginning with the Shroud of Turin, supposedly the actual transferred image of the real flesh-andblood Jesus. Christianity Today reported that archeologists recently found a painted image on a wall of an underground stone chamber that may or may not be a picture of Jesus. The image is of a man with curly hair wearing a short tunic. Jesus with curly hair? Maybe. As I was thinking about stuff that looks like Jesus, I found a Website, www.stuffthatlookslikejesus.com, that shows more than 150 images people think look like Jesus apple cores and stems, the skin on a dead stingray, lots of wood grain patterns in doors, a Cheetos, a banana chip, the underside of a turtles shell, even a stain on a store receipt. The website also Celebrate 190 years of Old Mt. Pleasant UMC Please join Old Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church as the church family celebrates 190 years of serving this area with the theme: Years and The Journey Continues. Festivities kick off Saturday, Sept. 13, with Looking Up and the Gann Brothers performing starting at 6:30 p.m. Homecoming starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, with Sunday School at 10 followed by Worship Service at 11 a.m. with covered dish dinner following in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Evelyn Maxwell 663-5857 or Ellen Clark 856-5540 (or any other member of Old Mt. Pleasant) for more information. Dudley Day 2014 St. Phillip M. B. Church announces Dudley Day Service starting at 10 a.m. June 22 with Sunday School followed by worship service at 11 and dinner afterward. L.C. Dudley, program chairman; Ulysses Dudley, program cochairman. The Rev. Jessie Rodgers, pastor. Guest Speaker for the Day: Minister John Neal, Bainbridge, Ga. Bethel Assembly of God to host VBS Bethel Assembly of God, 1882 Pine Grove Church Road, Quincy, (Greensboro/Sycamore Community), Pastor Josh Garner, announces the 2014 VBS Weird Animals, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 14 to 18. All children ages PreK-to fifth grade are invited to attend. A meal will be served each night for all children attending. Highlights include Souvenir Shack, prizes and giveaways. Contact: Angela Holcombe. Church phone: 850-442-4408. Ministry plans conference for women Deliverance Temple Ministries presents the 2014 Woman to Woman Conference, 7:30 p.m., June 12 and 13. This years conference theme is: The Shift: Revival, Renewal, and Restoration. Guest speakers for the event will be Prophetess Michelle Lewis, pastor of Life Changers International Ministries of Eufaula, Ala., and Prophetess Christina Glenn-Weeks of Kingdom Believers International Church in Duluth, Ga. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the breakthrough experience begins at 7:30 p.m. Deliverance Temple Ministries is at 5715 Hardaway Highway in Chattahoochee, where Bishop Titus B. Deas Jr. is pastor. For information, call 850-856-8448. Mens conference set Men Leading Generations Conference 2014 starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, with worship service at Whosoever Will Church Written in Heaven, 587 S. Brick Yard Road, Midway. Speakers: Pastor Lyndon Robbins and Elder Darryl Wiggins. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Prayer Breakfast and Workshop, Speaker: Prophet Johnny Davis. Hosted by Apostle Anthony Sanders and Whosoever Will Church of Christ Written in Heaven. For information, contact: Elder Eric York, 850-294-9173. Church reaching out The Church of Jesus Christ, 23 N. Shelfer St., Quincy, with Charles Hester, elder and Horace Huggins, elder, will host a community event June 21 and 22. The outreach starts Saturday, June 21, with meal/fellowship from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by Singspiration at 6 p.m. Festivities Sunday, June 22, start with Singspiration at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10 a.m. and lunch at noon. For more information call Sister Gail Bridges-Bright 850-6943133. Revival coming to Chattahoochee Morning Star M.B.C., Pastor Shiella Mason, 850-8569388, will host revival meetings starting at 7 p.m. daily June 18 through 20 at the church. Speaker will be Bishop Jerry Moore of Greater New Beginning in Donalsonville, Ga. Special program at Steward Temple Steward Temple AME Church will celebrate its Annual Sons of Allen Program. The Rev. Louisa L. Thomas and the members of the church, which is located at 85 Woodward Road, invites the community to come and worship with as they reflect and lift up praises to God on Fathers Day starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 15. Guest speaker will be Bishop-Elect John Neal of Climax, Ga. Fathers Day program set for Union Chapel Union Chapel A.M.E. Church, 536 Union Chapel Road, Quincy, the Rev. Kevin Robinson, pastor, church phone 850-442-4267, invites the public to the annual Fathers Day program starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 15. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Shanta Reese-Jackson. The theme: We All Need a Little More Jesus. For information, contact Doris Smith-Pride at 627-5851. The church is in the Sawdust community. Get-together at New Zion The Rev. Timothy L. Cole and the members of New Zion A.M.E. Church, 1197 Spooner Road (Shiloh Community), Quincy, invite the public to the Family and Friends Day starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 29. The theme is: Celebrating the Gift of Love through Family and Friends. Elder Christopher Charles Brown is the guest preacher. The musical guest is the Transformed Christian Ministries Choir. The guest ushers are from St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. A special invitation is extended to all former members of New Zion and the James A. Shanks High School Class of 1987. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A11 significantly later than those who parked in unreserved spots. Parking should be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upper management shouldnt feel too entitled or privileged above other employees. Jack Daly, (www.jackdaly.net), author of Hyper Sales Growth, is an expert in sales and sales management, inspiring audiences to take action in customer loyalty and personal motivation through explosive keynote and general session presentations. He draws upon more than 20 years of business experience, with several successful stints as the CEO of fastgrowing companies. Daly has a bachelors degree in accounting and an MBA. He was a captain in U.S. Army and is an accomplished author, with audio and DVD programs. WINContinued from Page A10 Praise the Lord Ministerio Rey De Reyes of King of Kings Ministries revitalized a downtown property on the southeast corner of South Adams and East Crawford streets in Quincy. Photo by Robert Allen up during taxiing. Of course, theres always Depends. 8. The air police are watching One of my friends who had to fly with her rather hyper 3-year-old told me this worked wonders. I warned Rachel to behave or the Air Police would have to come. I pointed out the TSA uniformed agents and told her they also look out for badly behaved children. Im not suggesting I scared her out of her wits, and I didnt tell her whatd happen if they caught her being a brat; I just used the suggestion as a way to teach her respect for those in uniform, and it definitely gave me a psychological edge. 9. Peek-a-boo Babies love to be held up over your head. On a flight, they get to see all the passengers and many will be trying to get babys attention. Its a great way to calm a baby and its good for your upper arm muscles. 10. Practice enlightened selfishness Follow one of the airlines cardinal rules: In case the cabin loses pressure, put your oxygen mask on first and then assist your child. Take care of yourself first and everything will take care of itself. If you feel good and are rested, youll be far more able to cope with the inevitable tests thrown at you by your busy little ones. So, eat right, get your sleep and give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport early. Safe travels! Have a wonderful time with your kids wherever youre going and thank you for reading my column. To see other columns go here http://hub.am/R3I9re/. To see what Pams got up her cyber-sleeve, check out www.cluborganized.com. Want to get organized? Join the club! FUNContinued from Page A10 Stuff that looks like Jesus Nancy KennedyGRACE NOTES See GRACE / Page A13 Bid #06-14 GADSDEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 35 MLK Jr. Blvd. Quincy, Florida 32353 Sale of Surplus Vehicles Bid #06-14 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bid proposals, plainly marked, Sale of Surplus Vehicles Bid #06-14 on the outside of the envelope as well as the sealed bid envelope, addressed to Gadsden County School District Finance Dept. Attn: Bruce James, 35 MLK Jr. Blvd., Quincy, FL 32353, will be accepted until June 30, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m., when all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. There are a total of 8 vehicles: #1 2000 Thomas Bus #00-90 #2 2000 Thomas Bus #00-110 3126 Cat Engine, Auto Trans. 466 Internatl. Engine, Auto Trans. (Oil Leaks & Fuel Rack) (Oil Leaks) 223251 Miles 203067 Miles #3 2000 Thomas Bus #00-115 #4 2000 Internatl. Bus #00-131 3126 Cat Engine, Auto Trans. 3126 Cat Engine, Auto Trans. (Oil Leaks, Bad Heater) (Transmission Need Repairs) 215450 Miles 189575 Miles #5 2000 Thomas Bus #00-137 #6 2000 Thomas Bus #00-143 3126 Cat Engine, Auto Trans. #2 3126 Cat Engine, Auto Trans. (Injector Seals Bad) (Steering Section Repair Needed) 172131 Miles 218720 Miles #7 2006 Bluebird Bus #06-16 #8 2001 Dodge Van #01-514 3126 Cat Engine, Auto Trans. 5.0 Liter 318 Engine, Trans. (Wrecked) (Transmission Bad) 143026 Miles 262165 Miles Vehicles will be sold separately As Is. The School District reserves the right to accept a minimum bid of $600.00 on all buses. This is not an all-or-none bid. Vehicles may be viewed by appointment only. For more information, contact Bruce James at 850-627-9651 ext. 1248. Bid packages may be obtained from the Gadsden County School District located at the address above or by calling the Finance Department at 850-627-9651 ext. 1248. 000IFRA 000FRBT 000IEP8
A12THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURESThank dad for all the love and support he has given over the years by gifting him something unexpected and special for Fathers Day. If you need inspiration for the perfect present, here are a few gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on his face. Quality Time with Your Favorite GuyThis year, treat dad to a relaxing day filled with his favorite things: a rod and reel, fresh air and time with you, his favorite fishing buddy. A day on the open water is just what dear old dad deserves this Fathers Day. For more details on how to purchase fishing licenses, the supplies you will need, where the fish are biting and how to hook them, visit www.takemefishing.org.Inspired By DadsGive Dad a special gift this Fathers Day with a wine inspired by father-son relation ships. Sports Commentator Jim Nantz and wine industry veteran Peter Deutsch teamed up to create an artisanal California wine, The Calling. Handcrafted from Sonomas finest varietals with fruit sourced from the Dutton Ranch vineyards, The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir offers delicious flavor with bursts of fresh cherries, mushrooms and spice. SRP $37. For more information, visit www.thecallingwine.com.Beer Inspired CandyCraft beer-loving dads will be thrilled to receive the new Draft Beer flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The crisp flavor inspired by a Hefeweizen is packed in a golden jelly bean that looks like a cold one poured straight from the tap. While they deliver on the flavor, Draft Beer Jelly Belly beans are alcohol-free. Sure to be a hit at backyard BBQs, too. Buy direct at www.JellyBelly.com.Workbench for the HandymanGive dad the perfect set up to pursue his hobbies and passions with a Gladiator by Whirlpool Corporation Workbench this Fathers Day. These adjustable height workbenches, ranging in price from $299 to $599, come in bamboo or maple and provide plenty of workspace and storage for all of dads needs. Gladiator storage solutions will grow with dad year after year and provide endless gift ideas with many great accessories and designs to choose from. For more information, visit www.gladiatorgarageworks.com. Gifts that SizzleThink T-bones, not ties, this Fathers Day as thats what dad really wants. Omaha Steaks Dads Day Dinner package offers big, juicy T-bones, savory steakhouse fries and delicious caramel apple tartlets for dessert. Not only will dad love getting the family together to enjoy this incredible fare, hell also love you for giving him a gift he can really sink his teeth into. For information, visit www.omahasteaks.com/tnt.Spec-tacular VisionThis Fathers Day, give the hardworking man in your life, whether its your dad, husband or grandfather, the gift of good vision. With individual vision benefits starting under $17 a month, VSP Direct is an affordable way for those without access to vision insurance to have high-quality eye care. Benefits include a yearly eye exam, allowances for glasses or contacts, and the lowest outof-pocket costs in individual vision care, with typical savings of $235 a year. Visit www.givevsp.com for details.For Auto Enthusiasts Help dad see what hes missing this Fathers Day. The PEAK Wireless Back-Up Camera System installs in just minutes and reduces the average blind zone by 90 percent. A water-resistant color camera attaches to the back license plate of a vehicle and broadcasts full video from a wireless transmitter to a color LCD monitor on the dash. Perfect for cars, SUVs, trucks, RVs and towing. For more information, visit www.peakauto.com.
Bainbridge State College EMT students receive hands-on knowledge of aeromedical operations at the Early County Center in Blakely. Pictured here, from left, are students Victor Hornsby of Iron City; Zachary Cutchin, Leslie Cutchin, Amanda Wimberly and Jessica Richardson, all of Bainbridge; Sara Whaley of Blakely; Vicki Cutchin of Bainbridge;and EMS Programs Instructor Charles Avery. Photo submitted BSC will offer an EMS Professions Diploma Bainbridge State College will offer an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professions Diploma beginning in the fall on the main campus. The program, which combines the two certificate programs of EMT and Advanced EMT into one diploma program, will be offered at the Early County Center beginning in the spring of 2015, said Charles Avery, instructor of the EMS Professions Program. The addition of the EMS Professions Diploma program is a benefit to our service area. Our students will be more prepared to enter the workforce, and opening up more financial aid options will allow more students the opportunity to join the field of pre-hospital emergency medical care,Avery said. EMTs and Advanced EMTsgain employment in a variety of settings including local ambulance services, critical care transport teams, emergency rooms and specialty clinics, Avery said. This field expects to see a 17 percent job growth rate over the next 10 years. Registration for the fall semester is ongoing and will continue until Aug. 19. For information, contact Charles Avery at 229-243-5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A13 MATTHEW BECK/ChronicleThe tannin-stained Suwannee River flows from Georgia through North Central Florida, weaving its way down the west coast of the state. Dark-colored rivers like the Suwannee are adversely affecting shallow spring areas due to reduced flow levels, turning them dark perhaps forever. flood event. Once the flood recedes and a spring starts to flow again, it takes months or years for the groundwater to lose its brownish or greenish tint. In the case of Fanning and Poe springs, the water will possibly never be blue again. There is just too much of the tannic water underground for it to be totally diluted by the clear groundwater that used to feed these springs. It appears once again that our springs are our eyes into the aquifer, their brown water instructs the observant that the Floridan aquifer is in trouble. So poet Robert Frosts proverbial two roads in a yellow wood presents an allegory for the future of our regions springs. In principle the choice is clear: Either we reduce our groundwater pumping and allow aquifer levels to return to their historic levels and have gin-clear springs again, or we continue to allow our springs to become nothing more than black lagoons. Many areas of the United States have cities with fountains, irrigated agriculture, fertilized yards, golf courses and industrial endeavors. But no other area of this country has the massive Floridan aquifer and the 1,000-plus springs it has spawned. No other area in the United States the size of north and central Florida has hundreds of large springs that are in public ownership and preserved for future generations for all time. Our public springs are what make our region unique. They are our Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Everglades, Yosemite, etc. They are our playgrounds and state parks Silver, Wakulla, Fanning, Manatee, Weeki Wachee, Wekiva; the list goes on and on. Yet, in our almost thoughtless quest for green lawns, our neverending exploitation of our natural lands and resources for short-term profits and our sprawling development, we are knowingly and apparently without regret turning our irreplaceable springs from crystal bowls of liquid light into black lagoons. We should seriously consider taking the other road before it is too late for all of our springs.Robert Knight is Founder and Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute in Gainesville. FUTUREContinued from Page A4 Im not driving that piece of junk! Are you nuts? I wouldnt be caught dead in that rat trap! she exclaimed. Are you serious? I thought youd be happy to have a car once again. Not that beat-up clunker! she returned. Oh, my, I thought to myself, guess Ill be driving our new 1970 Ford back and forth to work. That summer we had season tickets to Oakdale Musical Theater in Wallingford, 15 miles away. For some reason we had been forced to drive the clunker instead of the Datsun to our concert one evening. Not only did we have to drive the Ford, there was something wrong with it, and I remember crawling under it to perform some kind of operation to get it running before I dressed for our concert. As had been our weekly custom when attending Oakdale, I had always dropped Rita off at the entrance to the theater so she wouldnt have to walk the long distance from the parking lot. Ill never forget her urgently saying, Drop me off plenty of distance from the entrance; I dont want to be seen getting out of this car. Talk about a well-executed plan backfiring. I never did get over Ritas reaction to my idea of pleasantly surprising her with a new(er) car. The Ford turned out to be a big disappointment and was not at all reliable. Geez! One would think that for $400 bucks Id have had a better experience. Hope your attempts at pleasing your significant other were better than this experience Ive just shared with you. God bless you. WILLISContinued from Page A4 insights about the issue but would gain important research, advocacy and leadership skills through their involvement in the process. Third, using knowledgeable faculty and student researchers would ensure the tools created and recommendations made were most appropriate for that specific campus, not simply a generic effort. Finally, keeping the research in-house would demonstrate a real commitment to understanding sexual assault and developing unique and progressive responses and prevention efforts. In contrast, hiring another person or consultant to collect this important information suggests administrators merely want to do what is required, rather than what is, as Vice President Joe Biden called it, a moral responsibility. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice. PEACEContinued from Page A4 (Lonita), both of Quincy; sisters, Christine Smith (Cornelius) of Richmond Heights, Idella Armstead and Flossie Thomas, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Lillie C. Jackson and Alice Dudley (Jaron), both of Quincy; brother, Bobby Jackson of St. Petersburg; grandchildren, Renesha Jackson, Rudolph Jackson, Monte Jackson, Quentin Jackson Sr. (Lekeyba), Lataurus Jackson, Reverend Marshaun Jackson, Sr. (Sequeena) and Jimmy Jones; great-grandchildren, QuenNiya, Quentin Jr., Rihanna, Marshaun Jr., Milon and ZaJavian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to his family at 1625 Smith Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Corrine Jackson and his son, Leroy Jackson, Jr. DEATHSContinued from Page A5 shows about 30 images of the Virgin Mary. Not too many years ago, a rainbow-colored image of Mary appeared on the glass of an office building in Clearwater. Some explained that it was caused by the sun reflecting a stain left by water from sprinklers, but that didnt keep more than 450,000 people from making pilgrimage to the site, keeping vigil day after day after day for three weeks around Christmas 1996. Why do we do that? On Glee, the school counselor tells Finn, God works in all kinds of mysterious ways, but Im pretty sure he doesnt spend a lot of time trying to speak to us through sandwiches. According to the Christianity Today report, neuroscientist Joel Voss says both seeing and seeking faces in inanimate objects is apparently instinctive from birth; that babies look for faces almost immediately. Also, people have always gazed at the stars and discerned patterns or identified grizzly bears or dragons chasing manatees in the clouds or the face of Jesus. Voss says Jesus is commonly seen in inanimate objects or in wood grain patterns or grilled cheese sandwiches because our brain recognizes universal images. Because the face of Jesus has been a constant subject of art throughout the ages, we have a bias toward seeing it, or thinking we see it. But I wonder if theres more to it. I wonder if maybe we see Jesus because we were created to seek him. Wise men from faraway came seeking the Baby Jesus. Days before the crucifixion, some Greeks came to Jerusalem asking one of Christs followers, Sir, we would see Jesus (John 12:21). In his sermon on the mount, Jesus told the people, Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7). At church we sing, Open my eyes, Lord, I want to see Jesus. When you look for Jesus, when you seek him with all your heart, when you ask and knock and call on his name, you find him. He opens your eyes and enables you to see him, finally, truly see him. When you finally, truly see Jesus, you begin to see him everywhere. Not so much as a face in a tree, but as creator and as savior of your soul, working in your life, ordering your daily steps, moving mountains for you, strengthening you, blessing you, guiding and helping you, delivering you from evil, bringing you peace. You see Jesus changing you, making you more giving and forgiving, making you more like him. So much more than a face in a tree, thats the real stuff that looks like Jesus.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 352-5642927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at email@example.com. GRACEContinued from Page A11 EMS Professional Diploma cleared for take-off Spring 2015 at BSC
A14THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM TALLAHASSEE Four Florida beaches are listed as among the best in the nation in the 24th annual Top 10 Beach List for 2014: Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs ranked No. 2, St. George Island State Park in the Panhandle ranked No. 3, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne ranked No. 7 and DelnorWiggins Pass State Park in Naples was ranked No. 10. Governor Rick Scott said, It is no surprise Floridas beaches top the charts as some of the most beautiful in the nation. I remain committed to ensuring these treasured, natural resources remain pristine for future generations to enjoy for years to come. They attract thousands of visitors to Florida each year and are local treasures our residents enjoy yearround. The list is produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. Every year, beginning in 1991, Dr. Beach has released the top 10 beaches that best meet the 50 criteria he created to rate the nations best beaches. Criteria to determine the ranking of the nations top beaches include beach material, water temperature, sand softness, smell, trash and litter, safety record, and algae in the water. This years list highlights the versatility of our Florida State Parks, which include nearly 100 miles of sandy beaches, said Florida State Parks Director Donald Forgione. St. George Island, Delnor-Wiggins Pass and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Parks all provide scenic beaches and outstanding recreational opportunities. Three of the four nationally ranked beaches are found within Florida State Parks. While all three offer sandy beaches and places to sunbathe, each also offers unique opportunities to appeal to visitors of all kinds. St. George Island State Park is known for its miles of undeveloped beach the perfect landscape for enjoying a day in the sun. The park provides ample opportunities for swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, camping and nature study. Two natural boat ramps provide access to the bay for small boats. Anglers can fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout and other fish off the beach or in the bay. Few parks offer better opportunities for shelling, which is a major draw for tourists. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park offers a beautiful setting for sunbathing, but also has other amenities that draw visitors year round. It is home to a historic lighthouse that was built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846 and is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County. Visitors come to the park to swim, bike and kayak. Anglers can throw in their lines from the seawall along Biscayne Bay for some of the best shoreline fishing in the region. The park also offers two restaurants, or picnickers can reserve a pavilion and fire up their own grill. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is home to many shorebirds and wildlife. Visitors enjoy many activities like snorkeling the reef, hiking, bird-watching, fishing, picnicking, and searching for seashells. Boaters also have the opportunity to experience the delicate natural estuaries of the Cocohatchee River, leading out to the Gulf of Mexico. Guided tours of the beach and surrounding area are also available on a regular basis by experienced rangers and volunteers. Florida state park beaches have consistently scored high in Dr. Beachs surveys, with five parks previously ranked No. 1: Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin, 2008 St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, 2002 St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, 1995 Grayton Beach State Park in Northwest Florida, Santa Rosa Beach, 1994 Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys, 1992 The Florida Park Service is the proud recipient of three National Gold Medals for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, making Florida Americas first three-time Gold Medal winner. The awards were received in 1999, 2005 and 2013 from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation and Park Association. Floridas 171 state parks and trails inspire residents and visitors with recreation opportunities and scenic beauty that help strengthen families, educate children, expand local economies and foster community pride. With 161 parks, 10 state trails, nearly 800,000 acres, 100 miles of beaches and more than 1,500 miles of multi-use trails, visit soon and often to enjoy Floridas natural treasures. Download the Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger mobile app, available on iTunes and Android Market, to plan your trip and enhance your experience while visiting. For information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/. Dear EarthTalk: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? Missy Jenkins, Boone, Iowa Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate change is either drying out or flooding many formerly productive agricultural belts, making it more and more difficult to keep up with the growing demand for food. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that we must produce 70 percent more food globally if we are to feed the worlds increasing numbers of hungry people in the coming decades. While more efficient agricultural practices can help, conservationists are increasingly looking to the ocean as a potential way out of our hunger woes. According to Oceana, a leading nonprofit dedicated to protecting the worlds oceans and marine biodiversity, wild seafood requires no fresh water, produces little carbon dioxide, doesnt use up any arable land and provides healthy, lean protein at a cost per pound lower than beef, chicken, lamb and pork, making it accessible to the worlds poor. But like other natural resources, fish stocks have also been in decline in recent years as a result of decades of overfishing. The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980s and has been declining ever since, reports Oceana. Indeed, data show the amount of fish caught around the world has fallen by some 18 percent over the last three decades. If current trends continue, well only have enough wild seafood to feed half the worlds population in 2050, says the group. But that downward trend could be reversed by overhauling fisheries management, protecting fish spawning and breeding habitat and reducing by-catch (the incidental catch of species not targeted by fishermen). In areas where fisheries managers have been able to set catch limits based on fish biology instead of industry interests, seafood populations have started to bounce back. Likewise, fish stocks have recovered significantly in the water column in and around Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and other critical nofish zones. These are steps that have been proven to restore stocks of fish wherever they have been implemented, adds Oceana. While its counterintuitive, by imposing limits to what we catch today we will actually be able to increase the amount of fish that we catch tomorrow. The group cites research showing that sensible management could increase fish yields up to 40 percent and increase the biomass in the oceans by almost 60 percent. If managed wisely, our fisheries could provide the world with 700 million nutritious meals every day. Through its Save the Oceans, Feed the World Campaign, Oceana is focusing its efforts on convincing national governments in countries that dominate the worlds fish catch to manage their own fisheries better. The fact that each coastal country is in control of an exclusive economic zone extending 200 nautical miles from shore and that these shallow near-shore waters contain the vast majority of marine life means that convincing a few key governments to reign in overfishing can make a world of difference.CONTACT: Oceana, www.oceana.org. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). While it seems counterintuitive, by imposing limits on what we catch today we will actually be able to increase the amount of fish we catch tomorrow. Photo by Nick Rahaim, courtesy Flickr Why less leads to more in the deep blue sea EarthTalk E The Environmental Magazine Florida beaches listed as best in the nation A view along the beach at St. George Island State Park. Photo by Cheri Harris
WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A15 the site to a Business Planned Unit Development. Plans for the site include a training facility and storage for boats used by the Stetson crew teams, academic programs including classrooms and labs for the natural sciences, and recreational facilities for the community. Prior to county approval, Stetson and a representative for homeowners in the area met and agreed to a plan that covers parking and specific restrictions designed to limit hours of use, building height and noise.Other Board ActionsThe Board of Trustees also received reports and approved other actions. Stetson will be a tobacco-free/smoke-free campus in August 2014 when a policy approved earlier in the year takes effect. Smoking is already prohibited in buildings on Stetson campuses, and the new plan prohibits smoking in outdoor areas, as well as placing a ban on all tobacco products. There is no plan to provide smoking areas on campuses. A new parking plan for the DeLand campus including new signage will launch in fall 2014 enabling more parking for commuter students and making it easier for visitors to find parking on campus. In 2014-15, Stetson will again use rooms at the Clarion Hotel for student housing as enrollment continues to increase. The board heard a report on additional solutions including acquiring and renovating an existing facility as well as building a new residence hall. All potential solutions are still on the table for future consideration. The board received information on newly tenured faculty and faculty promotions as well as several student and faculty awards that were presented at commencement. Trustees also received information on retiring faculty: Robert Bob Boozer, Ph.D., professor of management; E. Nicholas Nick Maddox, Ph.D., professor and chair of management; John Schorr, Ph.D., senior professor of sociology; and Ann Small, Ph.D., senior professor of music. Subsequent to the meeting, Dwaine Cochran, Ph.D., professor of psychology, announced his retirement. David and Leighan Rinker were honored by the Board of Trustees with the George and Mary Hood Award, presented annually to a member or friend of the Stetson University community in recognition of passion for, and commitment and contributions to, Stetson University and its core values. The George and Mary Hood Award is given in honor of Dr. George Hood, former dean of students, professor and director of the Counseling Center, and his wife, the late Mary Turner Hood, longtime assistant to former President and Chancellor J. Ollie Edmunds. Trustees conferred the right to present degrees to President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., during the 128 commencement ceremony, and received information on student speakers for the three ceremonies: Sam Slaughter, M.A., English; Lauren Hall, E.M.B.A.; Jeremy Goldberg, B.A., finance; Ariel Arthur, B.M., orchestral performance/cello; Sonja James-Gaitor, B.S., social science; Michelle Vergara, B.S., behavioral economics. Scott Bruin, was introduced to the Trustees as president of the Alumni Association beginning July 1. Bruin is executive managing partner of CapTrust Financial Advisors. He is replacing Kathy Lineham Graf, who is completing her term as president of the Alumni Association as well as serving in other capacities on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition, there were several changes to the membership of the Board of Trustees, effective July 1: Luis Lu Prats, J.D. will be chair of the Board of Trustees, replacing Harlan L. Butch Paul who has served on the board since 2004. Prats, a past president of the Stetson University Alumni Association, was elected to the Board in 2007 and served as chair of the Committee on Trusteeship. Prats is a board-certified construction lawyer with more than 30 years of experience representing public and private owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals on all types of construction matters. Prats lectures regularly on the subject of construction law and has published or presented numerous papers on the subject. He is also a contributing author of three books on construction law. Prats has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as one of Floridas Top 100 Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trends Legal Elite and Chambers USA Guide to Americas Leading Business Lawyers, among other professional rating publications. He is active in professional and civic organizations including the Hillsborough County, Florida, and American Bar Associations. Harlan L. Butch Paul, will be former chair of the Board of Trustees, and continue to serve on the board. Paul is boardcertified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He is active in civic and community affairs, having served on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, Chair of the Emergency Medical Foundation, the West Volusia YMCA Board and the St. Barnabas Episcopal School Board of Directors. Butch has served as an adjunct professor at Stetson in the area of Business Law. Joseph W. Jay Landers, J.D. was named Trustee Emeritus. Landers served on the Board of Trustees for 19 years and served as chair from 2002-06. Landers had an extensive career in public service, serving in several capacities under Gov. Reubin Askew before leaving government in 1979 to practice environmental and land-use law. He later founded USMed, a medical finance company which he later sold to JP Morgan Chase. Landers continues to serve in volunteer capacities with the Tallahassee Urban League, the Southern Scholarship Foundation and Goodwood Museum, and is on the board of the FSU Research Foundation. Maureen Breakiron-Evans, received the Joe Master Award from the School of Business Administration. Named after former accounting professor Joe Master, the award recognizes exemplary leadership in the accounting field. BreakironEvans, who is a past chair of the School of Business Administration Board of Advisors, was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013 and currently serves as chair of the Audit Committee. She founded Strategic Forge with her husband, Jim Evans, in 2008, and is a former CFO at Towers Perrin, a global professionalservices firm. Prior to joining Towers, she served in senior finance, technology, audit or risk management positions at CIGNA, Transamerica, VISA and Arthur Andersen. Three new Trustees were named to the Board: Susan Morris, principal and senior vice president, Central Florida Colliers International in Orlando, and owner, Resource Development Investment Properties, Inc. Morris is on the Urban Trust Bank Board of Directors in 2011. She has served as chair of the Downtown Development Board and served on the boards of the UCF Foundation, the Tri-County Transit Authority and the Central Florida Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. Morris has received numerous awards and volunteers with the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the Callahan Community School. Robert S. Pocica, senior vice president and chief security officer, McKesson Corporation in San Francisco, Calif. Pocica has served on the Stetson University Alumni Association Board since 2012 and participated in Leadership Stetson in 2011. Pocica is a member of the HealthCare Distribution Management Association, the International Security Management Association, the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the ASIS Chief Security Officers Roundtable, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Conference Board, the Security Council Board and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Pocica serves on the Utica College Board of Advisors and on the Advocacy Committee of the Northern California Business Aviation Association. Troy D. Templeton, M.B.A. managing partner, Trivest Partners in Coral Gables. Templeton currently serves as chairman on several Trivest portfolio companies including Ryko Solutions and Group III International. He has served on several other Trivest boards, and is past chair of DEI Holdings and Aero Products International. Templeton sits on a number of other boards, including Twin-Star International, DirectBuy Holdings, Box-Board Products and the Allegiance Security Group. He is also affiliated with Trivest Aviation and Templewood Investments, LLC. Founded in 1883, Stetson University in Central Florida is an independent university that provides a transforming education in the liberal arts tradition. Stetson stresses academic excellence and community-engaged learning, and consistently earns high national rankings. In 1982, Stetson was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. The College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music are located at the historic campus in DeLand. The College of Law is in Gulfport/St. Petersburg. The university also has two satellite centers: the Tampa Law Center and the Stetson University Center at Celebration near Orlando. For information, call 386-822-8920. HATTERSContinued from Page A9 ROBERT ALLENTimes ReporterThis year, the Rural County Summit will focus on community disaster and emergency response. The four-day event will include a final day, July 12, when anyone in the community interested in becoming involved with volunteer emergency response is invited to attend. According to Maj. Shawn Wood of the Gadsden County Sheriffs office, this invitation is not only intended for individuals willing to help on or around disaster scenes, but organizations interested in providing feeding, shelter and/or staging areas for rescue activities. The July 12 session will feature a series of speakers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Were hoping to get a good group so they can enjoy themselves and learn something, said Howard Smith, the GCSO member responsible for disaster management. Theyll get an opportunity to hear firsthand from the people who were actually in charge of situations, said Smith. Theyll hear how important it is to work together. They have to depend on each other. Sheriffs office leaders also hope the event will help fill the ranks of their volunteer force. Were going to use it as an opportunity to possibly do some recruiting, said Smith. The series of speakers, however, will be especially pertinent for volunteer firefighters. Eighty percent of the nations firefighting force is volunteer, said Steve Cutshaw, park manager at Torreya State Park and a volunteer firefighter. That tells you where your attention needs to be focused but we dont get the opportunities as far as training because of costs. Cutshaw plans to attend this years summit. It hits home, said Cutshaw. Its very much needed. The benefits will much outweigh the work. Im looking forward to it. Killearn United Methodist Churchs community service organization, Love At Work, brings muchneeded home repairs to local residents free of charge for the purpose of serving their Christian mission to help those families that are less fortunate. A variety of youth church groups spend a week at the Centenary Camp in Gretna to perform community service projects by renovating homes in the area and also participate in daily activities that build leadership and encourage team work. From June 1 through July 6, various church groups will dedicate a week to complete community service projects while enjoying the camps festivities and worship services. Teenage campers, ranging from age 12 to 17, are provided with the training and tools necessary to help repair selected homes. Upon completion of each project, participants are rewarded with a Love At Work T-shirt and a wooden cross with a biblical verse is placed in the yard of each home. For information, contact Program Coordinator Destiny Tolbert at 850-459-5149 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sharon Davidson, Big Bend Hospices current public information specialist, will now serve as the organizations new volunteer manager. This administrative change follows the recent retirement of former volunteer manager Ginny Burns. Sharons role will entail working with more than 400 BBH volunteers who aid in various roles throughout the eight-county service area. To contact Davidson for volunteer opportunities, call 850-878-5310 or email Sharon@big bendhospice.org. Brad Johnson is the new public information specialist for Big Bend Hospice. Johnson will oversee all of the organizations public relations and communications. He recently worked as aide to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and has also served as regional representative for former Congressman Allen Boyd, public information coordinator for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners and as a volunteer of five years with Big Bend Hospice. To contact Johnson for media-related inquiries, call 850-8785310 or email Brad@bigbend hospice.org. Licensed since 1983, Big Bend Hospice provides expert health care, encouragement, hope, compassion and companionship to people with a life-limiting illness so they can complete personal goals and find spiritual and emotional peace. Steve Cutshaw Brad Johnson Sharon Davidson GCSO calls volunteers to summit Staff change, new hire announced at Big Bend Hospice Church ministry provides home repairs for residents in need Decatur County Genealogical Society completes first major project of 2014 President Shirley Fleming of Decatur County Genealogical Society announced the Society recently completed its first major genealogical project of the year. The members worked this past year surveying the graves in the Bainbridge Oak City Cemetery, making it current through Feb. 24, 2014. The newest edition of the Oak City Cemetery book is more than 300 pages and is divided into two sections. The first is alphabetical. The second section is arranged by Plot number which is especially helpful to the family genealogist to see at a glance who might be buried next to his relative. Information is also included for those serving in our military. The Decatur County Genealogical Society is asking for help in locating and identifying unmarked graves in Oak City Cemetery. The members feel this is as important as keeping the cemetery clean and they want to do their part to help keep the cemetery up. This is a small way they can give back to their community. As they continue to build family files they feel it is only fitting that they help preserve the graves of those citizens who helped make Bainbridge what it is today. There are graves of many soldiers that arent marked with any military notations. The society is also asking for help in collecting this information. If you can help with any of these projects or would like to join the society please contact the president at 229-246-6327 or email her at Decognesoc@aol.com.
A16THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM COLORING PICTURE COLORING PICTURE Name That Language 1) Treize / F __ E __ C __ 2) Trece / __ __ A N __ S __ 3) Dreizehn / G __ __ M __ N 4) Tredici / I __ A __ __ A N 5) Treze / P __ __ T U __ U E __ E 6) Dertien / D __ __ C __ 7) Tretton / S __ E __ I S __ Answers: 1) Fiction, it is bad luck to walk under a ladder, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, it is bad luck to open an umbrella indoors, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, it is bad luck to set a hat on top of a bed, 6) Fiction, it is bad luck to step on sidewalk cracks, 7) Fact, 8) Fiction, it is bad luck to spot an owl during the daytime, 9) Fact, 10) Fiction, it is bad luck to put shoes on top of a table 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10 List 10 words that rhyme with luck. Jokes and Riddle s Answers: 1) French 2) Spanish 3) German 4) Italian 5) Portuguese 6) Dutch 7) Swedish Thats the term for the fear of Friday the 13th, and many people have it so bad that they cannot get out of bed on that day. The origins of Friday the 13th come from many sources, one of which is the Norse myth of the death of the god Balder. As the myth goes, Balder, the god of joy, had dreamed of his death, and to prevent it from happening, Balders mother got everything, except for mistletoe, to promise not to harm her son. A naughty god named Loki became jealous of Balder, and one day while the gods were having a dinner party, he arrived uninvited as the 13th guest. Loki had found out that mistletoe was Balders weakness and made an arrow out of it. He then tricked Balders blind brother Hoder into shooting Balder with the mistletoe arrow. Balder died, and although others tried to help him, he was forced to stay in the underworld while Loki was punished for his bad deeds. Some answers: buck, cluck, duck, muck, pluck, puck, shuck, stuck, struck, suck, truck, tuck What Rhymes with Paraskavedekatriaphobia Each of the following is a translation of the word thirteen in another language. Fill in the blanks to name the language from which the word comes. 1) It is bad luck to walk over a ladder. Fact or Fiction? 2) It is bad luck to break a mirror. Fact or Fiction? 3) It is bad luck to close an umbrella indoors. Fact or Fiction? 4) It is bad luck to have a black cat cross your path. Fact or Fiction? 5) It is bad luck to set a hat under a bed. Fact or Fiction? 6) It is bad luck to step over cracks in a sidewalk. Fact or Fiction? 7) It is bad luck to boil over milk. Fact or Fiction? 8) It is bad luck to spot an owl at night. Fact or Fiction? 9) It is bad luck to spill salt. Fact or Fiction? 10) It is bad luck to put shoes under a table. Fact or Fiction? Q: What do people who like to eat consider the best days of the week? A: Fry-day and Sundae. Q: A man rode his horse to town on Friday. The next day he rode back home on Friday. How was this possible? A: The horses name was Friday. Fact or Fiction? Superstition Challenge Many superstitious people consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day. Some people in fact fear it so much that they skip work and stay in all day to avoid any bad luck that might come their way. Friday the 13th is just one of many superstitions. Here are some questions about other superstitions. How many can you answer correctly?
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Mowing MattersWhile it may seem like just a common household tool,thousandsofchildrenareinjuredinlawnmower accidents each year, some with severe effects.Teach children to never play on or around a lawn mower, even when it is not in use. They should never be permitted to walk along side, in front of or behind a moving mower. Children under six years of age should be kept inside the home while mowing.Fire Safety SimplifiedEvery hour, approximately 16 children are injured from fires or burns, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization. Use these tips to keep your little ones safe around fireworks, grills and other heat sources:Teach kids never to play with matches, gaso line, lighter fluid or lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.Do not leave children unattended near grills, campfires, fire pits or bonfires. Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby when burning fires.To ensure a safe celebration, leave fireworks to the professionals.If your child is injured by fire or fireworks, immediately take them to a doctor or hospital.Playground 101The Centers for Disease Control revealed that emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playgroundrelated injuries every year. Before you let them play at the park or school playground, be sure they keep these precautions in mind:Use appropriate and properly fitting safety equipment when participating in any sport, such as helmets and goggles, which can greatlyreducetheriskofheadandeyeinjuries.Take your children to playgrounds with shock absorbing surfaces. Choose parks and play grounds that are appropriate for their age. Check for hazards or broken equipment and continuously supervise your children while they are at play. Teach children to use playground and sports equipment properly. Remind children that pushing, shoving and crowding on the playground can result in accidents and injuries.Make a Safe SplashWhile playing poolside may be a blast, the Safe Kids Worldwide organization also revealed that drowning is the leading injury-related cause of death for children between 14 years of age. Fill your familys summer days with these safe practices around the water:Teach children to never go near or in the water without an adult present. Children and adults should never swim alone.Give children your undivided attention when they are swimming or near any body of water.Always have your children wear a Coast Guard approved, properly fitting life jacket while on a boat, around an open body of water or when participating in water sports. To learn more, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/safesummer. Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURES Summer is a time of playground fun, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. When kids are outdoors, their sense of adventure and curiosity soars, which can, unfortunately, lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization, each year one in four children 14 years of age and younger will sustain an injury that requires medical attention. The good news is that many of these injuries are preventable by following a few simple tips and learning how to avoid accidents and injuries. We know kids are active, especially during the summer months, said John Cinotto, chairman of the board of directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children. At Shriners Hospitals for Children, we see patients every day with life-changing injuries caused by accidents. Were always working to help raise awareness that our medical experts are here to get young patients back on track to the childhood they deserve, regardless of the families ability to pay. Here are some tips to help your family safely enjoy all the fun summer has in store. LovetotheRescueWith a talented and experienced team of medical professionals, Shriners Hospitals for Children is transforming lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. One young patient who experienced this remarkable care is 14 year-old Brendon Wiseley, who lost his foot and part of his leg in a lawn mower accident. A fifth genera tion race car driver, Wiseley was referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children when his first prosthetic leg did not fit correctly and was difficult to use. The event had caused him to lose hope of ever racing again. But with an experienced team of medical experts, he was provided with a custom-built prosthetic and child-centric rehabilitation that not only rebuilt his strength, but also his spirit. I was injured in a lawn mower accident. Thanks to Shriners Hospitals for Children, I was able to get back to doing what I love, said Wiseley, who is now a patient ambas sa dor for the organization. With 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the hospital provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
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WWW.GADCOTIMES.COMTHEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 A21 1-877-676-1403 4169-0626 GCT (Cert# 2338 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2338 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 4163-0626 GCT (Cert# 1265 ) 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: 1265 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 716 P 1065; OR 375 P 123 LOT 75 OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF OCHLOCKONEE ESTATES SUBDV AS DESCRIBED IN OR 375 P 123. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3132N2W0570000000750 Name in which assessed: JACK QUICK; KAREN A LEWIS Said Property being in the County of Gadsden, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4164-0626 GCT (Cert# 1210 ) 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: 1210 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 32, UNIT NO.3, DEER CREEK.OR 365 P 1566. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3022N2W1300000030320 Name in which assessed: R D Sadberry and Kristin T Sadberry 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4165-0626 GCT (Cert# 2145 ) 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: 2145 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 624 P 302; OR 624 P 302; OR 341 P 998; OR 376 P 611 COMM AT THE NEC OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECT 24-2N-5W AND RUN S 00 DEG 47 E 230.5 FT; N 89 DEG 25 W 40 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE S 00 DEG 47 E 85.9 FT; S 23 DEG 09 W 31.5 FT; N 89 DEG 25 W 197.2 FT; N 00 DEG 47 W 105 FT; S 89 DEG 25 E 210 FT TO THE POB. ALSO UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN ROAD DESCRIBED IN ROAD DESCRIBED IN OR 357 P 1401 OR 441 P 159. LESS PART PER OR 452 P 900 FT OF WAY DEED TO GADSDEN COUNTY PARCEL ID NUMBER: 3242N5W0000001342500 Name in which assessed: PETRANDIS MORTGAGE INVESTMENT 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4166-0626 GCT (Cert# 2308 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2308 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 8 BLK D ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000D0080 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4167-0626 GCT (Cert# 2309 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2309 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 10 BLK D ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000D0100 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4168-0626 GCT (Cert# 2310 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2310 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 11 BLK D ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000D0110 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 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Sycamore Rd 850-442-9280 8am-8pm ONE LOT at Wakulla Gardens Unit 3, Block 19, Lot 22 $800. obo (706) 663-4054 How to submit news Email email@example.com Deadlines: Community news, school news and church news must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday the week prior to the desired publication date. Email submissions only. Flyer format will not be accepted except in paid advertisements. Submit information to the Gadsden County Times: Phone: 850-6277649 Email: editor@ gadcotimes.com Website: www.gad cotimes.co mHow to contact us Cynthia Davis-Holloway candidate for Gadsden County School Board, District 4 ParentEducator Advocate Excellence in Education Everyday My name is Cynthia Davis-Holloway and I am running for Gadsden County School Board District 4. As a former teacher with over a decade of experience in a small school district, I bring the knowledge it will take to make the Gadsden County school system tops in Florida. I am also a parent of three children in the Gadsden County Schools; therefore, I am personally invested in making sure our schools provide an exceptional level of education. I have a spirit of service for my community, and as a school board member, I will dedicate myself to representing all citizens of Gadsden County with integrity, enthusiasm and sound judgment. Parent As your school board member, with every decision I make, I will remember that you are entrusting your childs education to us. You expect and they deserve excellence every day. Educator As a classroom teacher and educator in the Big Bend area, I possess the knowledge and experience Gadsden County Schools need to create an exceptional district. As a school board member, I can be held accountable for making sure our schools are attaining and sustaining excellence every day. My credentials attest to my preparedness for the job. Bachelors in Agriculture Business, Florida A&M University Science Teacher, West Gadsden High and James A. Shanks Middle Scientist, University of Florida Student Recruiter, Florida A&M University Advocate This community is a great one and deserves a school board member that understands it is time to put it forward. I have a long history of service to the community, and I have always demonstrated an open minded approach, collaborative leadership and pragmatic solutions to problems. I maintain active membership in the following organizations: Member, Gadsden County FAMU National Alumni Association Member, National Hook Up of Black Women of Gadsden County, Inc. Member, St. James A.M.E. Church Youth Department Leader, St. James A.M.E Church I believe in the democratic process and understand my role to act strategically and in line with the interests of every student in Gadsden County. Please vote for me, Cynthia Davis-Holloway on August 26, 2014! Jerome Maples Launches Bid for Gadsden County School Board District 3I am Jerome Maples, former Student School Board Member and I am announcing my candidacy for the Gadsden County School Board, District 3 seat. I am a long-time resident of Gadsden County and an effective leader in both the community and military. I have served in the United States Army since 2009 and will receive my commission as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation this fall from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. I have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to serving not just the nation but this community as well. I have received numerous awards and recognitions such as; TRIO Servant Leader Award, the Army George Marshall Award, the BG Cartwright Award and the Cherry Alexander African American History Calendar Honoree. I am an Ordained Deacon in the Church of Jesus Christ Quincy Branch. I am married to Hentoya L. Maples from Pahokee, Florida. Growing up, I have learned leadership requires us to do more than just complain about our problems instead we must be the fosterers of change and do something. The problems we face cannot be blamed on parents and students-we need everyone on all sides committed to working together and finding real solutions. I am providing a vision for not just my district but the county as a whole. I will lead a collaborative force to increase graduation rate, career readiness, student development, and fiscal responsibility. I am running for School Board to represent you and the students of Gadsden County with a collaborative voice. I make this decision on the heel of answered prayer and move forward without any reservations. I will work with anyone, regardless of district or county, to create opportunities, and bring about real progress with a plan that stands up for all students no matter their abilities or background. We must begin to foster a real vision for decision making as we enter this era of A New Standard and higher expectations for our students and all stake holders. To get involved with the campaign or get more information visit our website: www.maplesforschoolboard.com. I look forward to your support and prayers. CampaignNEWS TALLAHASSEE Average retail gasoline prices in Tallahassee have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g Sunday, according to GasBuddys daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Tallahassee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.63/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tallahassee during the past week, prices yesterday were 22.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 6.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 0.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. Its been yet another boring week at the pump with gasoline prices seeing relative calm, said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. I dont recall the last time that the national average, which stands at nearly $3.64/gal was the same yesterday, a week ago, a month ago, and also a year ago. If youre a motorist, Im not sure if seeing such duplicity is bad since prices have remained high, or good, since prices are relatively calm. While I continue to hope for an eventual drop in gasoline prices, the more Im starting to think that we just wont see any sort of major summer decline like we have the last few years entering summer. GasBuddy operates TallahasseeGasPrices.co m and more than 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. 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A22THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 4186-0612 GCT PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given: Richard Ardley 523 Poston Rd. Quincy, FL 32352 Charles Ash 37 W 11th St. Quincy, FL 32351 Cedrick Dupont 111 W 16th Ave. Apt. A3 Havana, FL 32333 Nicole Smith 97 Holly Cir. Quincy, FL 32351 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. Shirley Green Knight Gadsden County Supervisor of Elections 16 S. Madison Street Quincy, Florida 32351 Published: June 12, 2014. 4184-0612 GCT vs. Steverson, Keith L. 14000134CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14000134CAA CITIMORTGAGE, INC., PLAINTIFF, VS. KEITH L. STEVERSON, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Gadsden, Florida, on June 19, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at South steps of main courthouse (facing Hwy 90): 10 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351 for the following described property: Lot 13, in Block D, of Hilltop Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 100, of the Public Records of Gadsden County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: May 27, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of Circuit Court [COURT SEAL] By: /s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 Published:June 5 & 12, 2014. 13-001332 4188-0619 GCT vs. Bodison, Jennifer L. 14-356-CAA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 14-356-CAA CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER L. BODISON F/K/A JENNIFER L. CHANDLER BUTLER, DESHUNHA T. BUTLER, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DESHUNHA T. BUTLER : YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Gadsden County Florida: See Attached Exhibit A. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within 30 days of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED: May 30, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A PARCEL 1: (2-03-3N-3W-0000-00431-0100) BEGIN AT A POINT 1079 FEET WEST AND 210 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 3 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 238.65 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 210 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 238.65 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: (2-11-3N-2W-0000-00431-5100) A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 11 AND THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS # 3328) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A 21.25 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 376, PAGES 1235-1255 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, AND RUN; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 155.67 FEET TO A REBAR (PSM #3031); THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 2373.28 FEET TO A REBAR (PSM #3031) ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 63 (HIGHWAY 27, 150.00 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE NORTH 62 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 174.25 FEET TO A REBAR (PSM #3031) ON THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF SAID 21.25 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTE 25 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EASTERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 2452.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Published June 12 & 19, 2014. 4189-0619 GCT vs. Guthrie, Brenda 13001166CAA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 13001166CAA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BRENDA GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA G. GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA GAIL GUTHRIE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRENDA GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA G. GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA GAIL GUTHRIE N/K/A BRENDA G. GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA GAIL GUTHRIE; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 28 day of May, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13001166CAA, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BRENDA GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA G. GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA GAIL GUTHRIE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRENDA GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA G. GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA GAIL GUTHRIE N/K/A BRENDA G. GUTHRIE A/K/A BRENDA GAIL GUTHRIE; and UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, GADSDEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SOUTH SIDE OF COURTHOUSE STEPS, 10 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, QUINCY, FLORIDA 32351, 11:00 AM on the 1 day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK ON AND ACCORDING TO A MAP OR PLAT OF THE EASTERN EXTENSION OF THE TOWN OF HAVANA, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK , PAGE 582 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND SAME BEING LOTS 5 AND 6IN BLOCK ON AND ACCORDING TOA MAP OR PLAT OF THE TOWN OF HAVANA, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK AA, PAGE 309 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND SAME BEING IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, PAGE 2 WEST. ALSO: BEING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 16, BLOCK , ACCORDING TO PLAT OF THE EASTERN EXTENSION OF THE TOWN OF HAVANA, GADSEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 36.5 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 36.5 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LOT BEING THE NORTH 36.5 FEET OF LOT 16 BLOCK 3, AND BEING IN THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/2 SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 2 WEST 123 E 7TH AVE, HAVANA FL, 32333 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-577-4401,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 2 day of June, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk Of The Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. P.O. Box 9908, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365, Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 firstname.lastname@example.org Published June 12 & 19, 2014. 12-17507 4190-0619 GCT vs. McQuaig, Christopher L. 13000413CAA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000413CAA BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff vs. CHRISTOPHER MCQUAIG A/K/A CHRISTOPHER L. MCQUAIG, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated May 12, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 1300413CAA, in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, wherein BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER MCQUAIG A/K/A CHRISTOPHER L. MCQUAIG, et al., are the Defendants, Gadsden County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Gadsden County, Florida, described as: Commence at the Southeast Corner of Lot 16 of McNeils Little River Survey as per map or plat thereof recorded in the public records of Gadsden County, Florida and run N85W, 2074.62 feet to the Southeast corner of that parcel of land described in Official Records Book 306, Page 1950 of said Public Records, then N03E, 81.47 feet to the Southwest corner of that parcel of land described in Official Records Book 303 at Page 1290 of said Public Records, then continue N03E along the common boundary line between said parcels of land 408.82 feet, to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue N03E along said common boundary line 246.18 feet, thence S83E 135.69 feet, thence South 231.51 feet, thence West 149.86 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2006 Town Homes Mobile Home, Ser. No. FLTHLCT3205-1387A/B AKA 61 EVENING BREEZE LANE, QUINCY, FL 32351 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Gadsden County Courthouse, South Door, 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351 at 11:00 AM, on the 1 day of July, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: June 5, 2014. NICHOLAS THOMAS, Gadsden County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Pam K. Carter, Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500, Boca Raton, FL 33431, (727)446-4826 If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850)577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850)577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. Published June 12 & 19, 2014. CA12-05036 4191-0619 GCT vs. Paul, Andre L. 20-2009-CA-001031 Notice of Rescheduled 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-001031 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRE L. PAUL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 30, 2014 and entered in Case No. 20-2009-CA-001031 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for GADSDEN County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ANDRE L. PAUL; DIANE E PAUL; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC; 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 1 day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PART OF THOSE LANDS FORMERLY CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 376 PAGE 646 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON BAR AND PLASTIC CAP RLS 3266 MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND PROCEED THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 27 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 1322.67 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT PRM 3031 MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 18.64 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT PRM 3031 LYING ON THE WEST BOUNDARY OF A 40 FOOT WIDE COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD RIGHT OF WAY KNOWN AS HOUGH FARM ROAD, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID COUNTY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 315.17 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 260.70 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A PROPOSED 60 FOOT WIDE ACCESS/UTILITY/DRAINAGE EASEMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 84 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID PROPOSED CENTERLINE A DISTANCE OF 316.61 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF HOUGH FARM ROAD (COUNTY MAINTAINED GRADED ROAD), THENCE LEAVING THE AFOREMENTIONED CENTERLINE OF THE PROPOSED ACCESS/UTILITY/DRAINAGE EASEMENT RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF HOUGH FARM ROAD A DISTANCE OF 292.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. RESERVING THE NORTHERLY 30 FEET FOR AN ACCESS/UTILITY/DRAINAGE EASEMENT. A/K/A 695 HOUGH FARM ROAD, QUINCY, FL 3235 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 June 5, 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 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. Published June 12 & 19, 2014. F09097318 4183-0612 GCT Clark, William Carmel 14-CP-000076 CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-000076 CPA Division ______ IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM CARMEL CLARK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William Carmel Clark, deceased, whose date of death was June 24, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 1649, Quincy, Florida 32351. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 5, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Harry T. Clark Post Office Box 662, Brandon, Florida 33509 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Richard F. Wheeler, Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 285684 Berg & Wheeler, P.A. 217 E Robertson St., Brandon, FL 33511 Telephone: (813) 685-0050 Fax: (813) 685-0369 E-Mail: email@example.com Sec. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org June 5 & 12, 2014. 4187-0619 GCT Reid, Roberta Louise 14000182 CPA Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14000182 CPA IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERTA LOUISE REID, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERTA LOUISE REID, deceased, whose date of death was March 8, 2014 is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, FL 32351, with a mailing address of Post Office Box 1649, Quincy, Florida 32353. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.0702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is June 12, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ KAREN LEE DAWSON 1530 NW 114th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 Attorney for the Personal Representative: /s/ MICHAEL K. MCCORMICK, Attorney-At-Law, Florida Bar No:0020893 512 South Bolivar Street, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324. Telephone: 850-663-3865 Published June 12 & 19, 2014. 4170-0626 GCT (Cert# 2339 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2339 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 2 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0020 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4171-0626 GCT (Cert# 2340 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2340 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 3 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0030 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4172-0626 GCT (Cert# 2343 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2343 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 6 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0060 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4173-0626 GCT (Cert# 2344 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2344 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 7 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0070 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4174-0626 GCT (Cert# 2349 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2349 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 12 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0120 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4175-0626 GCT (Cert# 2351 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2351 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 14 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0140 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4176-0626 GCT (Cert# 2359 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2359 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 731 P 1833; OR 731 P 1815; OR 716 P 1408; OR 651 P 31; LOT 25 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0250 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4177-0626 GCT (Cert# 2360 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2360 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 26 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0260 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4178-0626 GCT (Cert# 2362 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2362 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 28 BLK I ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833 PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000I0280 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. 4179-0626 GCT (Cert# 2475 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2475 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : OR 677 P 1288; OR 397 P 1050 COMMN THE THE S/LY C OR LOT NO. 2 BLK. 2 THENCE N ALONG THE W BDNRY A DISTANCE OF 111.34 FT FOR THE POB. FROM THE POB, THENCE N 204.85 FT TO THE SW/LY R/WAY BDNRY OF (100 FT R/WAY) THENCE S 32 DEG 26 MIN 37 SEC E ALONG SW/LY R/WAY BDNRY A DISTANCE OF 142.76 FT; THENCE S 42 DEG 13 MIN 51 DEC W 113.95 FT TO THE POB.CONTAINING 0.18 AC M/L IN SECTION 8-1N-2W. PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4081N2W1220000020011 Name in which assessed: CASSANDRA DUPONT RUFFIN 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 4180-0626 GCT (Cert# 2562 ) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 2562 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : PARCEL 2 OR 233 P 534, 539 & 778 COMM AT THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 12-1N-3W AND RUN N 00 DEG 12 18 E 735.97 FT TO BEGIN: THENCE RUN N 30 DEG 57 40 E 442.38 FT, N 89 DEG 22 MIN 38 SEC 38 SEC E 708.25 FT, S 00 DEG 37 MIN 22 SEC E 424.35 FT, N 87 DEG 43 MIN 17 SEC W 941.13 FT TO THE POB. LESS PT SOLD PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4121N3W0000002002000 Name in which assessed: Americus King, Hezekiah Ford, Obediah Ford, Hezekiah Ford III, Paul Ford, Lovey Bowling, Emma Ford, Juanita Ford, Patricia Simmons, Harris Walter Ford, Cinderella Ford, Patricia Ford Richards, Frederick Young, Vivian Tucker, Isaac Young, Larry Young, The Estate of London Jeffery: C/O Hezekiah Ford; Johnnie Jeffery, Harold M Knowles of Knowles & Randolph P.A 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY : LOT 4 BLK H ORIONS POINT PHASE 2 PER PLAT BK 2 PAGES 145-148; OR 731 P 1815; OR 731 P 1833; PARCEL ID NUMBER: 4061N2W15430000H0040 Name in which assessed: G&A LLOYD NO 1,2,3,4,&5 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 1st Day of October, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Dated this 18th Day of May, 2014 NICHOLAS THOMAS, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gadsden County, Florida BY: Glenda McPherson, Deputy Clerk Published June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014.
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A24THEGADSDENCOUNTYTIMES THURSDAY, JUNE12, 2014 WWW.GADCOTIMES.COM 000IHS1 Little stars shine bright at recital Legacy School of Performing Arts Training Institute presented its spring recital June 14 at The Leaf Theatre in Quincy. Pictured clockwise, from left, are: Rasheen Jamison-Richardson,executive director at the school; tapdancers Alejandra Martinez and Zahara Burk; pianist Isaiah Williams; vocalist Kimberly NeSmith; and guitarists Logan Walker, Amber Williams and Jeremiah Williams. Photos by Cheri Harris The Artist Series of Tallahassee Announces 20th Anniversary Concert Season The Artist Series of Tallahassees 20th Anniversary concert season launches September 14, 2014, presenting five unforgettable concerts featuring acclaimed Classical ensembles along with the most brilliant emerging soloists. Concerts take place in beautiful Opperman Music Hall on the FSU campus, which gives patrons a chance to see the performers up close and in a venue with wonderful acoustics. Our audience members told us they really love the range of artists we brought to Tallahassee last season, from Baroque Music & Dance to the Harlem String Quartet. For our 20th season, we have handpicked five exceptional performers that were chosen to appeal to a broad range of audiences, says Robert Thaler, Executive Director of The Artist Series. Our ticket prices are affordable and reflect the Artist Series commitment to share this worldclass music with as many people as possible. The Artist Series 2014-2015 Season is:Jasper String Quartet (Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014) Dorian Wind Quartet (Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014)New York Brass Arts Trio (Sunday, January 25, 2015) Gabriela Martinez, piano (Sunday, March 1, 2015)Bella Hristova, violin (Sunday, April 26, 2015) Artist Series season subscription tickets, called Passports, provide for six stamps to be used in any combination: singly, to attend each concert, or in any desired combination to bring along friends. Adult Passports are $99 and senior (62+) Passports are discounted at $89. Single tickets are $23, student tickets are $5, and children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information and tickets, visit www.theartistseries.or g or call the Artist Series office at 850224-9934.