Gadsden County’s schools got a pleasant surprise at last week’s school board meeting,
Each of the 13 schools received a $500 check from Bill Rutherford of Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc. Gadsden County Education Foundation and Gadsden County Homeless Foundation also received $2500 each.
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Announced plans to reduce the Army to 490,000 produced the predictable yelps. CBS News noted that this was the lowest number of troops since the year before World War II; apropos what, I have no idea. The Fox commentators had the vapors. To quote General Stanley McChrystal, “ It’s not how many troops you have, it’s what you do with them.” In World War II you were inducted, learned to march, shoot a rifle, throw a grenade, use a bayonet and you were sent into combat. Today’s Army is made up of men and women trained in highly technical skills that take many years to teach and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to perfect.
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10 YEARS AGO
Neither temperatures hovering in the lower 40s, nor the wind, nor the rain, stopped 144 kids from participating in the annual Gadsden County Special Olympics held in Quincy. The cold didn’t seem to bother students from George Munroe, Gretna Elementary, Shanks, East Gadsden, Stewart Street and Gadsden ARC as they took part in a number of events, including bicycle racing, wheelchair races, foot races and ball-throwing. [Full Story »]
Roger Dennis Green was gathered in the loving arms of his Father and embarked on his eternal journey on March 3, 2014. Dennis was born in Chipley, FL. Dennis was 61 years old and a retired master carpenter.
He leaves behind one daughter, Denise Green (Diego) Marini; one granddaughter, Monique; and one grandson, Mavrick. Also surviving are his mother, Carolyn (Lewis) Spears, and his father, James E. Green; two sisters, Sherri Green and LeAnne (Greg) Short; two brothers, Jack McLeod and J.E. “Jimbo” Green; two nieces, two nephews and his stepson, Vincent Smith.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 10, 2014, Berean Church, at 3:00 p.m. Faith Funeral Home (850) 539-4300 is in charge of arrangements.
A true hero and inspiration was called home on March 5, 2014. Kase Albert Powell, born December 11, 2009, passed away after a courageous three-year fight against cancer.
While Kase was a somewhat quiet and introspective child, his purpose here was loud and clear. Kase’s fight was well documented throughout the world through print, television and social media avenues as a result of the many people he touched during his impactful stay with us. His journey enlightened many to the magnitude of childhood cancers and empowered those all too aware of its far reaching affects. He has inspired many from all reaches of life that include the young and old, elite athletes and others fighting everyday obstacles in their lives.
The little boy affectionately known as “Kaseman,” with his bright blue eyes, glowing smile and easy gait, would make a room light up at the mere sight of him. Kase loved playing with his twin brother Knox, being pushed in the swing, playing quietly with his favorite toys, flipping through books and watching cartoons while relaxing with family and friends. He also loved his time with teachers and classmates while attending school at Christ the King Lutheran School in Palm Coast, FL.
Kase’s Krusade will continue to endure through his mother, father and twin brother; Amy Bass Powell, Kenneth A. Powell, Jr. and Knox Anthony Powell of Palm Coast, FL; his maternal grandparents, Ed and Karen Bass of Havana, FL; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth A. Powell, Sr. along with wife and daughter Dewy and Kendall respectively of Panama City Beach, FL; paternal grandparents, Joan Peacock Collier and husband Fernando Recio of Tallahassee, FL; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Pat Peacock of Tallahassee, FL; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Bass of Chattahoochee, FL; Uncle Edward Neal Bass, III and cousins Kinleigh and E.N. of Tallahassee, FL; Aunt Rebecca Powell Mayhann and cousin Kelby of Tallahassee, FL; and countless others that have been gracious in their support that we consider family.
A celebration of love and remembrance will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Bradfordville First Baptist Church, 6494 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Kase is in the care of Faith Funeral Home (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Considerations to continue Kase’s legacy and assist others can be made to the following: Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, c/o Dr. Amy Smith, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, 92 West Miller Street – MP318, Orlando, Florida 32806, or Christ the King Lutheran School Kase’s Krusade, 5625 U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast, Florida 32164.