The Monticello news
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Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello Fla
Creation Date: February 18, 2005
Frequency: semiweekly[<1983-1994>]
weekly[ former <1925-1965>]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Monticello (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jefferson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jefferson -- Monticello
Coordinates: 30.544722 x -83.867222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1903.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 23, no. 22 (Nov. 20, 1925).
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EDUARDO 'LALO' ROBLES, an architect pro-
fessor at FAMU, explains the benefits of the
proposed business circle. Among those lis-

tening to his presentation were City Super-
intendent Don Anderson, left, and Mayor
Julie Conley. (News Photo)

OWNERS of affected businesses gather
around the table to look at the conceptual
drawings of the proposed pedestrian plaza,

as envisioned by
Eduardo "Lalo"

FAMU architect professor
Robles, center. (News

Traffic Circle Gets Support

Senior Staff Writer

The overwhelmingly majority of
people who turned out Tuesday
night for the street committee's first
review of the proposed business cir-
cle expressed support for the con-
The proposed circle, for anyone
who may not know, would consist
of Cherry, Pearl, Mulberry and Pal-
mer streets (a possible substitute for
the latter is Walnut St.), each of
which would become a one-way.
As part of the design, W. Dog-

So..i..oa& et q _ul be .ped to ve -__o
hiciular traffic and converted into a mittee Says P reject

pedestrian plaza; East Dogwood
Street might, or might not, be closed
off to US 19 vehicular traffic; and
angle parking, of 30 or 45 degrees
(the angle is one of the issues to be
decided), would be installed along
one side of each of the one-way
The proposal, as explained by
David Frisby, president of the
Chamber of Commerce (which
came up with the concept), would
accomplish several things: It would
create much-needed additional park-
ing; it would better define the down-

Will Be Long-term Affair

town area; and it would spur capital
improvement projects in adjacent ar-
On Tuesday night, Eduardo
"Lalo" Robles, an architect profes-
sor at FAMU, endorsed the idea,
calling it a necessary action, given
the city's growing traffic and the
need for additional parking spaces.
"The more successful you are as a
city, the more traffic you're going to
have," Robles said. "That's the price

you pay for success. It's an issue
that people are going to have to get
used to walking a block or two to
get to their businesses."
What's more, Robles said, the
proposed circle would allow the city
to reclaim and better define its urban
center. He called the decision to
proceed or not with the circle a
community and political one. But
insofar as the technical aspect of the
project, it was doable, he said.

Robles then shared %\ ith the group
a couple of conceptual drawings of
the plaza, complete with planters
and outdoor tables.
Cathy Lacy, owner of the Coffee
Break on East Dogwood St., ex-
pressed concern about the closing of
the street.
"My main concern is that the
plaza is geared more to tourists,"
Lacy said. "I know we want to at-
tract more tourists in the future. But
in my business, my life is the locals.
I don't want to inconvenience them
further by blocking off the street."
Trish Wirick, co-owner of Ace

Hardware on N. Jefferson Street, ex-
pressed support for the idea.
"It will add more parking to our
business," Wirick said. "I also like
the idea of the pedestrian plaza."
Margaret Levings, owner of Great
Adventure Outfitters on N. Jefferson
St., was another supporter of the
"I know we need more parking,"
Levings said, adding that mornings
and afternoons, the parking spaces
in front of her store are taken up by
patrons of the post office and the
Courtyard Restaurant across the
(See Traffic Circle, Page 9)

Sheriff Taps Bullock

To Be Chief

Senior Staff Writer

Bill Bullock, presently deputy
chief with the Monticello Police De-
partment (MPD), becomes the num-
ber two man at the Sheriffs
Department come March 1.
Sheriff David Hobbs confirmed
Bullock's appointment Wednesday.
"Bill was the most logical choice.
based on his law enforcement expe-
rience of 31 years," Hobbs said.
"I find him to be loyal, profes-
sional and trustworthy, qualities that
I was looking for in a chief deputy,"
Hobbs continued. "I need that cali-
ber of person to be in the number
two position.

"Over the last 31
demonstrated to this
this county his abi
sionalism in law ei
that's what led me tc
A county native,
his law enforcement
trolman with the M
worked his way uj
was promoted to his
of deputy chief un
David Frisby in 199
Frisby on Wednes
lock irreplaceable.
"Bill Bullock ha
Monticello Police
31 years," Frisby
seen computers com
go. He has seen fo
come and three go.

Senior Staff Writer

A deputy who tried to assist a
man involved in a traffic accident
Saturday night got into a tussle for
his trouble.
According to Deputy Charles
Bryan's report, he was traveling
north on US 19 about 2 a.m. Satur-
day when he observed a vehicle run
off the highway at the intersection
of Boston Highway.
Bryan states that the vehicle next
did "a 360-degree turn at a high rate

years, ill has "In those 31 years, Bill Bullock
years, Bill has
community and has matured to become the heart and
lity and profes- moral compass of the MPD. No ma-
Sorcement, an jor decision or change occurs with-
nforcement, and
e him." out Bill's input.
o choose him. "
Bullock started "As a retired police officer, I am
t car as a proud and happy for Bill. I know
PD in 1974 a nd the exhilaration of retiring from
p te rank. H one's home agency and moving to a
p the ranks. He new job with new challenges. ...We
der Police Chief at the Monticello Police Department
are pleased to know that Bill will
6. still be close to talk to and consult
sday called Bul- with."
As the sheriffs chief deputy, Bul-
s been with the
Slock will oversee the deputies, as
Department for
Department fr well as all law enforcement opera-
said. "Bill has
said. ill has tions and criminal investigations.
e and call boxes "A chain of command will be es-
Fur police chiefs
(See Sheriff Taps, Page 9)

of speed" and accelerated rapidly
down Boston Highway, "traveling
down the center of the roadway."
When Bryan blue lighted the vehi-
cle, the driver, Andrew Brinson,
slammed on his brakes, causing the
vehicle to run off the road and into
the ditch, taking down a stop sign in
the process.
Concerned that Brinson might be
injured (he reportedly exited his ve-
hicle at the same time as the deputy
and holding his head), Bryan asked
if he was all right?
"Brinson walked around the vehi-
cle, mumbling something I could

not understand," the report states. "I
continued to approach Brinson, ask-
ing if he were all right. As I did so, I
could smell the strong odor of alco-
hol coming from his person. I told
Brinson to have a seat, due to him
possibly having injuries. Brinson
slapped at my hand, striking me. I
told Brinson to calm down and to
not hit me, that I was there to help
him. Brinson again slapped at my
hand, striking me again."
At this point, Brinson tried to
walk away from the scene, accord-
ine to the deputy.
(See Deputy's Efforts, Page 3)

THIS RIG carrying a silo destined for Jack-
sonville created a stir around the court-
house circle last week when it couldn't

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A TWO-CAR COLLISION Tuesday morning
on US 90 East near the intersection of Rail-
road Street resulted in two people being

negotiate the turn. Here a Monticello police
officer checks the trucker's permits to en-
sure all is proper. (News Photo)


transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police say the pictured vehicle was at fault.
(News Photo)

Deputy's Effort To Assist Injured

Man Ends Up In Drag-Down Fight

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Republicans To Fund Overtime

Costs For Emancipation Parade

ERICKA IMBRUNONE displays the flowers
she received on Valentine's Day from an ad-
mirer. In addition to the tree bouquets

Managing Editor

CP Miller addressed the School
Board Monday concerning safety
and lack of supervision issues, act-
ing on behalf of CUP.
Miller sought assurance from the
Board that students will be protected
from hurt or danger.
In his presentation Miller alleged
that in January, students were trans-
ported from the new high school to
the track at the old high school with
,no administrator present.
Shortly after arriving, a female stu-
dent entered the.rest room and was
followed into the room, by a male
student, who is a minor.
Charges were subsequently filed
against the male juvenile, who was
suspended, and reportedly charged
with a misdemeanor.
Miller requested the School

shown, and the one she is holding, a doze
lilies arrived later in the day. (News Photo;

Cupid Visits Resident

Daily For Two Weeks

Staff Writer

Romance was in the air Valen-
tines Day for Ericka Imbrunone.
Beginning like any other day, it
quickly became a day to remember.

She received one dozen long
stemmed red roses approximately
every two hours, having four dozen
vases lining the counter of Cold-
well Banker by 4 p.m., when a

dozen lillies arrived just before
closing time at 5 p.m.
Imbrunone's boyfriend of 10
years, Roger Barrett is said to be
"A true romantic at heart."
"I have a bad case of perma-grin
today," she said. "The grin won't
come off." Imbrunone added that
Barrett does very special little
things for her all of the time:
"I'm living in the romance that
every woman longs for," she
added. Imbrunone said that Barrett
practices a tradition of 14 days of

Valentine's, doing something spe-
cial for her each day.
"One day I got a dozen yellow
roses. Another day he made me an
arrangement of Japanese
Magnolias. Another day to spice
things up, he got me 20 bottles of
my favorite hot sauce and he
bought me every magazine there
was with Valentine's articles, every
thing from Martha Stewart's Living
to Bon Appetite," said Imbrunone.
"Food, wine, notes, you name it
and he's done it."
She added that Barrett goes
through his traditions for birthdays,
with 30 days of gifts before her
birthday, to anniversaries, Valen-
tink's Day and Christmas. "It's not
always the same thing, it varies
from year to year, but it makes me
so happy and means so much."
Part of the Barrett tradition is to
make the final gift, given on the
particular day for 'celebration,
always the grand finale.
"The smaller thing don't mean
any less than the bigger things do,'
said Imbrunone. "It's all so
special, he's just an all-round, in
general, romantic man straight
from the romance novels."
She was still blessed with the
case of perma-grin at the end of the
work day, and making special plans
of her own as her gift to him.
"Nothing special, a dinner of an-
gus steak, lobster, candlelight and
maybe some champagne and cherry
cheesecake," she concluded.

Board check out the site and close
off the north entrance to the building
housing the rest rooms, which is out
of sight from the track, and coaches
-there, and require that the south en-
trance be used.
Superintendent Phil Barker and
appropriate staff will check out the
situation and report at the March
meeting about action taken to pre-
vent a similar reoccurrence.
In related news, Barker reported
that the Adult School will be relo-
cated to the former Administration
Building on Water Street, and that
the' Dude Bishop Administration
Building will remain in operation on
West Washington.
He also reported that the class-
rooms on the back of the Admin-
istration Building were ready for
occupancy by the Opportunity
School, which was slated to move

Dance For Life At Opera House

Staff Writer

Coldwell Banker Kelly & Kelly
Properties will be hosting a Dance
for Life 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at
the Opera House.
Proceeds from this event will
benefit the American Cancer Soci-,
ety Relay for Life.

Food and refreshments will be
available, and a live band, 19-South,
will begin playing at 8 p.m.
Door prizes will be awarded.
Tickets may be purchased at the
Coldwell Banker office, 215 North
Jefferson Street, or by contacting
any of the Coldwell Banker real es-
tate associates.
, For ticket information call 997-
5516,510-4220, or 510-8359.

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County Republicans voted unani-
mously, at their February meeting,
to extend a "hand of friendship" to
the black community by offering to
solve a problem that looms over the
city's Emancipation Day parade,
planned in May.
The vote came as the county ex-
ecutive committee officially
launched an outreach program de-
signed to bring more minorities into
the ranks of the local Republican
The problem facing this year's pa-
rade stems from an announcement
made by Police Chief David Frisby
last October, concerning lost grant
Frisby said that because Monti-
cello's crime rate had fallen to one
of the lowest in the state, the city no
longer qualified for the grant that in
the past was used to pay for over-
time for the officers who maintain
traffic control during city parades.
Without the overtime funds, which
he says the Police Department can-
not pay, there are not enough offi-
cers to enforce the closing of South
Highway 19 to stage and conduct
-city parades.
The dilemma came to a head in
January when Frisby attempted to
provide a non-overtime solution
during the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day parade.
The police closed the northbound
traffic lanes on Highway 19 and
confined the highway's two-way
traffic to the southbound lanes,
separating the traffic from the pa-
rade with traffic cones.
Even Frisby admits the idea
proved to be less than ideal. "Many
in the black community felt
slighted," said Frisby "but it was the
only way we could think of to have
the parade without the overtime
He added: "But it's become obvi-
ous that unless we find the money
for the extra officers, we just
shouldn't have parades...any
Frisby took his case to the Repub-
lican Party, where he serves as vice-
chairman, and the local executive
cr;innee was quick to respond.
"We were already scheduled this
evening to launch an outreach pro-
gram to local people of color, and
this is a way to begin that program
by extending a hand of friendship to
the black community," said county
chairman Clyde Simpson.
"We are, after all, the party of Lin-
coln, the president who issued the
Emancipation Proclamation, and it
is very appropriate for us to help
with the Emancipation Day parade.

It was pointed out during the
meeting that steps are being taken
privately to raise the estimated
$1250 necessary to fund the over-
time for the Watermelon Festival
Parade, but the Emancipation Day
parade officials are reportedly still
concerned about the $500 it will
take to fund the extra officers for
that event.
Simpson says he will present a
binding letter of intent to city offi-
cials as soon as possible.
In other business, the committee
heard reports from committee chair-
men, including Ron Sanford, who
announced that the state Republican
Party would be assisting the 27
smallest counties (which includes
Jefferson) with a three to one match-
ing fund program.
For every one dollar a local party
raises, the state will donate three
dollars to them.
These state matching funds are
capped at $7,000 but the party only
has to raise a little over $2200 to put
$9,000 in the local Republican cof-

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first Jefferson County Republican
newsletter was published last week,
in two formats. Republicans can
subscribe to receive it by regular
mail or electronically by email.
Anyone wishing a free subscrip-
tion to the newsletter should write to
the local executive committee at PO
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hearses back stage at the Opera House.
L-R: Marisa Bueschel, Jan Rickey, Lisa Rea-

soner, Rebecca Burkart at the piano, Judi
Persons and Erika Siu. Performances are
the first two weekends in March.

Deputy's Effort TO Assist Mar
(Continued From Page 1) eral more times before back up ar- Brinson was char
After radioing for backup, tryan rived and Brinson was subdued. In driver's license, res
pursued Brinson, took him by the the process, Bryan suffered a bit violence and batte
arm and attempted to stop him. hand when he attempted to handcuff forcement officer.
"Brinson hit my arm and at- Brinson.
tempted to strike at me with a closed
fist," the report states. "I blocked
Brinson's blow and drew my M26 ..--
Taser and told Brinson to stop re-
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Consumer Theft

MIKE REICHMAN, Watermelon Festival
chair in April, 1988, accepts a check for
$250 from the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
Bronson is urging Florida residents
to protect themselves against iden-
tity theft, which is costing consum-
ers hundreds of millions of dollars.
National Consumer Protection
Week Feb. 6-12, is designed to
highlight consumer protection and
education efforts across the country.
The theme of this year's NCPW is
"Identity Theft: When Fact Become's
Fiction." The Department has joined
other state, federal-and private con-
sumer advocacy groups to promote
public education and awareness
about this fast growing crime.
"It's important for consumers to
be aware of the many ways a crimi-
nal can steal their personal informa-
tion and use it for profit," Bronson
said. "Many people don't even real-
ize they've been victimized until
they go to make a major purchase
that requires a credit check. It can
';take months or e\en :,ears to undo
the danmage done to a consumer's
credit rating, good name and finan-
cial security."
Consumers are urged to take steps
to protect their personal
information, such as Social Security
number and bank and credit card ac-
count numbers. They should never
give out this information unless they
'initiate the transaction, they know to
whom they are giving it and for
what purpose it will be used.
Some other tips for reducing the
chance of being victimized by an
identity thief include

-- Close all stagnant credit card ac-
counts, don't just cut up the cards.
-- Mail bills from a post office or
mail drop.
-- Be careful about giving out per-
sonal information when, you haven't
initiated the transaction.
-- It's also helpful to order your
credit reports once a year from each
of the three national credit bureaus
so you can check for errors and
catch any identity theft before it gets
out of hand. There is a minimal
charge, but well worth the cost to
prevent identity theft. Call:
Experian 1-800-682-7654
Equifax 1-800-685-1111
TransUnion 1-800-916-8800
-- Follow up with creditors if bills
do not arrive on time. A missing
credit card'bill could mean an iden-
tity thief has taken over your credit
card account and changed your bill-
ing address to cover his tracks..
Place passwords on credit card,
bank and phone accounts. A\oid us-
ine easily\ available information
such as a mother's maiden name, a
birth date, the last four digits of a
Social Security .number or phone
number, or a series of consecutive
-- Give out a Social Security num-
ber only when absolutely necessary.
Ask to use other types of identities
when possible.
Consumers who may have been
Sictilmzed b3 an identity thief or
want to report suspicious activities
can call the Department's Consumer
Hotline at, 1-800-HELPFLA.

Opinion & Comment

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to participate. Emphasis of the cam-
paign is good health.
Moving county offices to the old
JCHS campus will free up buildings
for sale..This also means those
.buildings will go on the tax rolls
%\hen purchased b. privates parnes.
Seems like every ) eek \%e public.
stories about new developments-
planned for the county. Gr\\ th is
upon us... Longtime police officer
Bill Bullock moving to Sheriff's De-!
partment as number nv0o man to6
Sheriff David Hobbs.
So you like chocolate? Well, you
are not alone. The chocolate manu-
facturers of, America extimatej
Americans will spend $3.1 billion
on chocolate this year. ;
IMusical comedy "Nunsense" com-
ing to the Opera House. Whoople

Goldberg starred in the film version
a few years ago. Show opens March
4 with a dinner preceding the per-
Students in a 4-H program in Iowa
are creating fleece blankets for the
30 orphans living in a Russian or-
phanage. The young person heading
up the project lived in that same or-
phanage before moving to America.
The type of identity theft known
as "phishing" has increased by 4000
.percent in just fi e moridhs. Con-
sumers are urged to use im filter-
'mg and privacy control software to
prevent theft.
It's estimated that one third of the
17 million Americans who have dia-
betes don't realize they have it.
Type 2 diabetes which accounts for
90-95 percent of all cases can cause
changes in vision and, in extreme
cases, blindness.
Wanna reduce stress? Get seven to
nine hours of sleep. Schedule time
for yourself, and keep your sense of

Didja know coffee is the beverage
of freedom? At the time of the
American Revolution, the colonists
drank coffee as a mark of their com-
mitment to the. cause of freedom
from unjust British taxation. In fact,
the Founding Fathers initially met in
coffeehouses while planning for a
new nation.
Check washing is a process where
checks are stolen from the mail or
by other means and the ink is erased
using common household products.
The thtlees then rewrite the check
payable to themselves.
"Flexitarians" are folks who de-
clare one meal a day or a week
meatless. The Vegetarian" Resource
Group estimates the number of
Americans who are flexitarians
could be as high as 40 percent.
Gum disease strikes 85 percent of
dogs by age four. It's the most fre-
quently diagnosed health problem in
Recent survey of bathroom pet
peeves found men complaining

about too many items cluttering up
the shower. Women were most an-
noyed when men did not wipe out
the shower after using it. This is
really big stuff, isn't it?
All charities are not created equal
and donors should make sure their
generosity benefits an efficient or-
ganization that supports a cause in
which they believe. High overhead,
administrative costs, and executive
salaries often diminish the goal of
the donor.
.The government has more than
$30 billion in cash and other assets
that belong to millions of
Americans, including investments in
bank accounts, Social Security pay-
ments, tax refunds, insurance pro-
ceeds, etc. Assets are deemed aban-
doned when contact with the owner
is lost.
This is usually due to a name
change after marriage or divorce, an
unreported change of address, in-
complete or illegible records or
clerical errors.

Big FOt Myth Still Persists
Animals Deserve To BeB....Ir
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Nurtured, Protected
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I've always been a little suspicious
of people who don't like animals -
unless they have an allergy they
can't help. Nature without animals
would be-as uninteresting as pizza
without tomato sauce.
Think about it! No lightning bugs
-on summer evenings. No birds at the'
seashore. No old dog to come home
to who doesn't care what kind of
day you've had. Without animals we
could not live and we certainly
would, not live well.
Animals are a gift from God, part
of our' human responsibility for
stewarding the environment. So cru-
elty of any kind is by definition
needless and inappropriate.
Wanton destruction, like shooting
bison for fun from the train in the
Old West, is immoral. Slaughtering
animals to near extinction like the
African elephant or rhinoceros for
purposes of commercial greed is a
form of robbing our children.
But animals are animals. They are

not, despite what animal rights ac-
tivists say, human beings. Animals
deserve to be nurtured, protected,
and preserved, -but a given animal's
ultimate value is not on the same
level as either the new baby on the
family or of Grandma.
Animals are capable of remarkable
commitment and heroics based on
instinct, but they do not participate
in good and evil, do not worship on
a church of their choice, do not de-
velop-civilization, and do not worry
about retirement.
Without animals, animal husband-
ing and farming, animal hunting and
animal research, human history
would conceivably not have devel-
Because of animal products, we
are better clothed, eat better meals,
possess medicines thwarting disease,
and in some cases have our lives ex-
tended. Animal products made pos-
sible geographic exploration in the
18th and 19th centuries and they
make possible biomedical explora-
tion today.
The animal kingdom is part of
Gods creation. We'd do well to re-
member that.

There's plenty to debunk about the'-
Bigfoot myth, but people may not
listen because they have a love-hate6
relationship with the gigantic hairyi
monster, says a University of Flor-
ida researcher.
"People express a reverence for
the grandeur of the animal and de-'
rive meaning from Bigfoot because-
it represents where we came from.";
Said UF anthropologist David
Daegling. "I think Bigfoot depicts.
the wild and uncultured side of who
we are, a side we are both attracted
to and repulsed by."
Bigfoot has captured the popular
imagination with tantalizing clues
and alleged sightings since 1958,

.s Americas n niurmg Legen i,
published this month, by Altamira
Press, Daegling examines 'some of
the most celebrated Bigfoot claims
regarding the number, size and fre-
quency of footprints found deep in
the forest, 'hair samples that defy de-
scription footage that some people
hold up as the strongest proof of the
creature's existence.
"The problem historically has
been that investigators have been
too quick to believe in Bigfoot
rather than be critical about the evi-
dence from the start," Daegling said.
Michael Dennett, scientific and
technical consultant to Skeptical In-
quirer, a magazine that tells what the
scientific community knows about
paranormal claims, said in his 20

when mysterious giant footprints! years researching Bigfoot,
were found in the northern Califor 'Daegling's work is the "best book
nia wilderness and documented oni I've seen, way above anything pre-
the front page of a local newspaper viously available.
in 1958.

yet 111oo UK CULS UI uUll ug V gub LV
reveal the real as well as the unreal
parts of the story," Dennett said.
Daegling became familiar with the
legend as a child growing up in
northern California. These days, be-
cause of his scientific background,
he has been asked to speak publicly
and review books on the subject,
and he worked with a colleague who
specializes in locomotion studies to
analyze the 1967 Bigfoot film. The
footage was shot by Roger
Patterson, who reportedly was
searching for Bigfoot with a friend
and caught images of what he
claims was the creature stomping
through the wilderness.
While the film contains no "smok-
ing gun," the possibility of a hoax
can't be ruled out, Daegling said.
Bigfoot proponents claim the crea-
ture must be real because its ape-
_like walk differs from that of a hu-

could easily dupli-
roughly imitating
; walk, he said.

Daegling said what's seen on the
film has been studied in biomechan-
ics literature for years.
Some Bigfoot advocates insist it
would be impossible for the charac-
ter in the film to be a person in a
bulky costume because it moves so
fluidly, with muscles appearing to
move as the animal moves,
Daegling said. But that lifelike
movement could be achieved by an
old Hollywood trick of placing wa-
ter bags underneath the costume, he
"The guys who took this movie
did not go to the local costume shop
and rent a gorilla outfit," he said..
"It's definitely not a cheap carnival:
Adding to the confusion is that the
film was shot with 16mm film under
less-than-ideal conditions, giving it,
(See Big Foot, Page 5)

Outsmart Terrible Termites

If you think dinosaurs are scary;
ccisider the termite. This ancient
species, managed to outlive the
hulking brontosaurus and now
causes millions of dollars in home
damage every year.
When termites infest buildings,
they damage lumber, wood panels,
flooring,. sheet rock. Wallpaper,
plastics. Paper products and fabric
made of plant fibers. Their hard,
saw-toothed jaws work 24-hours-a
day, seven-days-a-week.

Scientists say it takes three to
eight years of normal termite feed-
ing activity to cause measurable
damage. Under ideal conditions, a
termite colony of 60,000 workers
could consume one foot of 2-inch
by 4-inch pine in 157 to 188 days.
Experts from the National Pest
Management Association (NPMA)
propose several tips to avoid termite
Avoid water accumulation near
your home's foundation. Divert wa-

ter away with properly functioning
downs pouts, gutters and splash
blocks. Quickly repair house dam-
age from a leaky roof or window.
Reduce humidity in crawl spaces
with proper ventilation. Prevent
shrubs, vines and other vegetation
from growing over and covering
Never bury wood scraps or
waste lumber in the yard, especially
near the building. Remove old tree
stumps and roots around and be-

neath the building.
Most importantly, eliminate any
wood contact with the soil. Maintain
a one-inch gap between the soil and
wood portions of the building.
Be aware of infestation warning
Evidence of mud tunneling in,
over and wood structures.
Wooden structures exhibiting
darkening or blistering.
(See Termites, Page 5)

From Our Photo File

L-R: Chris Anderson, Reichman, Birney
Linn. (News File Photo)

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Principal Bryan Outlines FCAT

Obstacles, Strategies At JCHS

Staff Writer

Representatives for Jefferson-
County High School attended the
Pre-K-12 Committee on Education
and Principal Michael Bryan ad-
dressed the committee describing
what the school is doing to help
FCAT level 1 (lowest) students, and
the obstacles the school faces.
These obstacles include: 26 per-

cent of the students in the district
are ESE students; 78 percent of the
students receive free or reduced
price lunches; most students are de-
pendent on bus transportation; many
parents work outside of the district;
and JCHS was labeled a very low
performing school in 2003-04.
To help overcome these
obstacles, Bryan cited strategies in
"We desegregate and analyze the
student FCAT data using the Snap-

Big Foot Myth

(Continued From Page 4)
a jerky, fuzzy quality. "It's entirely
possible that in 1967 a very con-
vincing costume in conjunction with
a rather poor-quality film could pro-
duce a series of images that people
would find very compelling," he

Another Bigfoot clue, the presence
of giant footprints, doesn't argue for
the creature's existence either be-
cause someone could easily have put
on a pair of fake feet or made such
impressions with their hands or
some sort of tool, Daegling said. In

fact, when Bigfoot enthusiast Ray
Wallace died recently, his family re-
vealed in widely published reports

that he had faked Bigfoot footprints
by strapping on a pair of large
wooden feet he had asked a friend to
carve and stomping around in the
wilderness near sites where he
'worked paving roads, he said.

If any of the footprints are real, it
raises the question of why no bones
have ever been found, Daegling.
said. "These so-called footprints be-
long to an uncataliged primate for

whom we have not a single speci-
men," he said. "If there is something
that exists that weighs a ton, is 8 feet
tall and roams around the forest,
how is it we've got museums full of
bones from bears, squirrels and
badgers, but we don't have a single
Bigfoot bone?"

There was a report of a hunter say-
ing he shot and killed Bigfoot, but
as luck would have it he shot it at
the edge of a canyon, it fell into the
canyon and the body was never
found, he said. "When you look at
the evidence scientifically, it's far
more likely that what's behind Big-
foot are people for whom the legend
is meaningful and people who per-
-petuate the legend through hoaxes,"
he said.

Followers live in such hotbeds of
reported Bigfoot activity as Ohio,
Michigan or Texas. Perhaps the
most important development in the
hairy giant's recent history is the
technological advance of the Inter-
net infusing new life into the legend,
Daegling said. "The Internet as-
sures Bigfoot is saved from cultural
extinction by allowing a diffuse
group of people all over the country
to share stories and information," he

shot data base. This data shows in
which areas the students are
weakest, and in which areas we
need more emphasis during the next
school year.
Snapshot allows us to look at and
compare a student's performance
over a period of several years.
"We do diagnostic testing in
August in reading and mathematics,
and are currently developing diag-
nostic instrument in science.
"We also do progress monitoring
in both of these areas in the middle
of the year and in May. This en-
ables us to know just what our criti-
cal areas are, and if our strategies
are working so modification can be
made if necessary.
"We use the Continuous Improve-
ment Model (CIM) as a guide for
our school improvement efforts.
"We use a daily 25-minute liter-
acy period dedicated to working on
reading skills such as reading com-
prehension, vocabulary and fluency
and we incorporate reading strate-
gies in all classes, especially core-
curriculum classes."
Here, teachers incorporate reading
comprehension activities into their
weekly lessons, using passages of
increasing length as the weeks pro-
All level 1 and level 2 students
take intensive reading and/or inten-
sive math classes in addition to their

(Continued From Page 4)
Damaged wood becomes ex-
tremely thin and can be easily punc-
tured by a knife or a screwdriver.
Experts recommend calling a pest
control professional to protect your
Professionals offer the specialized
skills necessary to rid a home of ter-
mite infestation: knowledge of
building construction, an ability to
identify edge of applicable methods
of termite control. (NAPS)

-regular English and math classes,
Bryan said.
We have a school-wide writing
program using the "Step Up To
Writing" program as our guide. Our
media specialist acts as our writing
All the teachers had professional
development in using the scoring ru-
bic for Florida writes. The students
have also been taught how their es-
says are scored. We began the year
by teaching the students how to de-
velop better paragraphs and then
moved to having students participate
in simulated Florida Writes tests, he
These practice tests are scored,
analyzed, reviewed with students,
and in some cases, rewritten by stu-
dents and then re-scored. Teachers
also include writing activities into
their regular lessons and most of all
their classroom assessments include
short and extended response items.
"We also have an initiative pro-
gram that includes field trips for stu-
dents who maintain a 3.0 GPA or
higher, and for those students who
show at least a years growth as
measured by FCAT reading mathe-
Bryan said the strategies are work-
ing, but they are not working well
The level 1 ninth graders showed
an average gain in reading of 6.2
months for the first five months of
this school year.
Level 1 tenth graders showed an
average gain in reading of 2.3
months while the level 2 tenth grad-
ers showed an average gain of 7.0
months for the first five months of
this school year.
On the writing assessments, ninth
and tenth graders have improved on
average from 2.5 to 3.4 as of their
last rewrite and in math, the midyear
review had not yet been completed
to date, though on average, ninth
and tenth graders have shown steady
improvement on the FCAT content
cluster mini assessments.
"Though we are making gains in
reading at a faster than normal rate,


it can not compensate for the fact
that many of our incoming ninth
graders read at the fifth grade level,"
said Bryan.
"It is absolutely impossible to
move these students five grade lev-
els in reading in the year and a half
we have to prepare them for tenth
grade FCAT. There is no research-
based program that I know of, that
even suggests this rate of growth.
"Many students become frustrated
and discouraged on FCAT because
it is so difficult for them and some
even quit trying after completing the
first section," he added.
Bryan said, "All three schools in
the district feel the effects of inade-
quate school readiness because we
lack the essential parental involve-
ment that helps schools be success-
Many, pre-K and kindergarten
student enter school in our district
developmentally and socially unpre-
pared. With this type of start, many
students never catch up and some
are hopelessly behind when they
reach high school. This has to

change if the schools are to become
truly successful.
Bryan stated that what would help
the situation would be, continue to
aggressively support the middle
grades reform initiative, establish al-
ternative educational opportunities
during the middle grade years to en-
sure school readiness for all incom-
ing ninth graders.

"We need strategies for improving
internal motivation for students and
for providing meaningful incentives
for students who excel in school and
we need realistic strategies for im-
proving parental and community in-
volvement in our schools," Bryan

Attending the session with Bryan
were Marghuerite Bulloch, program
specialist, Nancy Wilderman, read-
ing coach and Superintendent Phil
Representatives from several other
rural Florida districts were also in

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Senior Center Names

valentine King, Queen

Staff Writer

The County Senior Center held a
Valentine's Day luncheon for senior
citizens and their friends, and family
Elizabeth and Harold Murphy
were chosen to hold the title of King
and Queen and will reign for the en-
tire year. They were visibly sur-
prised and delighted to be chosen
for this special honor.
The Center hosted the gathering

Annie "Jane" Crumity Mays 45,
died on Saturday, February ,12, 2005
in Tallahassee, Florida.
A lifelong resident of Jefferson
County, she was a certified Nursing
Assistant, who has cared for the eld-
erly in numerous nursing homes.
She leaves to cherish; four loving
daughters, Tiwana Miller (Michael),
Latasha Mays, Latonya Crumity and
Nathresa Crumity one son, Michael
"Mike" Crumity; all of Monticello
Fl.; four caring grandson's Kelvin
Mutch; Skukel Mutch, Deshawn
Mutch, Bryan "BJ" Whitfield. Jr.
And one loving granddaughter, Ta-
mirical Crumity all of Monticello,
Fl.; four loving sister's Katie Mae
Edwards, Eddie Lee Crumity, Es-
tella Crumity and Dorothy Crumity
all of Monticello, Fl.; three brothers,
Jainmes Green (Freddie) of Greens-
boro Alabama, Joseph "Peter" Cru-
mity of Monticello, Fl. And Eddie
"Frank" Crumity (Hattie) of Jack-
sonville, Fl.; two adopted daughters,
Devonna Arnold and Cassandra
Holmes, both of Monticello, Fl.; a,
host of aunts, uncles, nieces, neph-
ews and friends.
The service will take place Satur-
day, February 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m.
at Bethel AME Church on 410 York
Street, Monticello, Fl. The burial
followed at Aucilla Cemetery. Offi-
ciating will be by Rev. Joyce
The family will be receiving
friends on Friday, February 18,
2005, 6:30 p.m. At Branch Street
Funeral Home in Monticello, Fl.
Pall bearers: Ricky Crumity, Ted
Crumity, Clarence Fead, Maurice
Arnold, Jerry Edwards, Eric Miller,
Teree Dunlap.
'Branch Street Funeral Home is in
charge of all arrangements.

Mary Lee Wilson Stubbs 91 a re-
tired homemaker died Thursday,

Homes Of Mourning
Fb ,i6 0 1( 05 ii Tam a Flor-

reoruary IV, pvv I lampa,u
,ida.. ... ,
The graveside service will be at
3:00 p.m. On Friday February 18,
2005 at Texas Hill Cemetery Monti-
cello, Fl.
Mrs. Stubbs was a native of Wa-
cissa, Fl. before moving to Tampa a
few years ago.
She will be sadly missed by her,
Daughter and care giver, Joann My-
ers of Tampa, F1., her
granddaughter, Anika Palm and hus-
band, Eric, of Sarasota and her.
daughter-in-law, Edith Bailey Wil-
son of Monticello, Fl.
In January, Mrs. Stubbs' son,
Thomie Lee Wilson, preceded her in
Services for Wardell "Tootsie"
Vann, 82, of Monticello, Fla. are at
2 p.m. Saturday, February 19,2005,
at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church
in Micosukee, Fla. Interment will be
in Old Union Cemetery in Monti-
Mr. Vann died Friday, February
11,2005, in Thomas'vile. A native
and life-long resident of Monticello,
Mr. Vann retired after 35 years of
service from the Georgia Crate and
Basket Company as a machine op-
He was married to Beatrice Parker
Vann, of Monticello, who survives.
Other survivors include a son Hosell
Haster and his wife Mary of Tho-
masville; a'brother, John Vann and
wife Freddie Mae of Lake Wales,
Fla.; sisters Catherine Pittman and
husband, Jessie, of Dade City, Fla.;
Josephine Keup, Jersey City, NJ;
Alberta Randolph and husband,
David, of Monticello, Fla. And Janie
Weatherspoon and husband Lue of
Ft. Pierce, Fla.; three grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren, several
nieces, nephews, other relatives and
sorrowing friends.
Viewing will be from 2 to 7:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Tillman Fu-
neral Home in Monticello.

Staff Writer

The Howard Middle School
hosted a Valentine Dance Friday.
evening for students and staff.
The school's cafetorium was,
decorated for the occasion with red,
pink, and white ribbons, hearts, and
shinny tassels.
Students turned out in great num-

II 1ixI

I Red Hats Celebrate

Valentines Day

and prepared and served a hot tur-
key dinner with all the trimmings
and dessert.
Community groups and neighbors
brought in gifts, treats, and decora-
tions for the seniors.
County Commissioner Jerry Sut-
phin was also in attendance to offer
his support to the county seniors. He
assured them that if they had ques-
tions, problems, or the like, he was
available to them, anytime.
The Senior Center Board of Direc-
tors was also in attendance, to min-
gle, visit, and dine with the seniors.

Church News Notes

New Bethel AME Church will
celebrate Black History 11 a.m.,
Sunday. Sister Kokila Wood of the,
Holy Ghost Revival Center will be
the speaker and music will be pro-
vided the Holy Ghost Revival Choir.
Salem AME Church will hold its
Black History Program 11 a.m.
Guest Speaker is Atty. Barbara
Hobbs of Tallahassee.
Tri County Ministries present
Prophet Richard Knight, 7 p.m. Fri-
day, Feb. 25, at Harvest Center,
Spmghollow Road.
The Monticello Church of Christ
will hold a gospel meeting 7:30 p.m.
nightly Feb. 20-25. Sunday services
are at 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m..

JCHS Students

Reward Trip S

Managing Editor

Jefferson County High School is-
seeking citizens to help sponsor a
student .to travel to Wild
Principal Michael Bryan explained
that any student who makes a year's
growth in math arid reading, or

Speaker is Ken Heaton form Tren-
ton, FL.
Southern Gospel Singing Group,
His Grace, featuring Edward Con-
nell and friends will be in concert 6
p.m., Saturday, at Bible Heritage.
Ford Chapel AME Church young
adult choir celebrates its anniversary
7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m,
Sunday with a musical production.
The Gospel Messengers of West
Palm Beach will appear.
Patty Kinsey, Greg, Susan and
Gregory Teasley recently returned
'form a mission trip to Afili'a and
will share the events of their journey
at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 7p.m.,

; Seek

passes the Spring 2005 FCAT will
be eligible to travel to Wild Adven-
A $20 sponsorship will cover the
cost of entrance to the park and
Bryan said Between 100 and 150
students were expected to qualify.
To sponsor a student, contact
Nancy Wideman at the high school,

CROWNED king and queen at the Senior Center Valentine's
Day luncheon were Elizabeth and Harold Murphy. (News

Dylon Rodriques Named

Dec. Student Of Month

Staff Writer

Dylon Rodriques has been chosen-
by the Monticello Jefferson County
Boys and Girls Club as Youth of the
Month for December.

He is the se\ en \ear old son of
Denise.Winston and Travis Shi"er.
and has three sisters and three broth-
ers, %tho are also menibers of the
Boys and Girls Club.

Rodriques is an Honor Roll stu-
dent at Jefferson Elementary
School, and.is in the second grade.
He is very proud to be on the Con-
duct Honor Roll and Honor Roll
every six weeks, as are his parents

and leaders.
His favorite subject is Math, and,
his goal is to attend the Florida State
University. Upon competition of his
degree, he would like to be Director
of the Monticello Jefferson County
Boys and Girls Club.
At home, Rodriques does his share'
of chores.
His hobbies are bike riding and
jumping on the trampoline.
He attends church in Madison, and-
enjoys singing in the choir.
SHe has been attending the Club for
about a year and a half. He loves
'working at the Welcome Station,
greeting parents and guests. It has
been said that he probably knows
the name of every member.

bers along with a good showing of
parents and teachers.
,A variety of soft drinks, chips, and
candies and treats were sold for a
'minimal charge.
A wide \arieth of music was
,played for listening and dancing
'pleasure, selected by DJ, Chris
Students report enjoying them-
selves and look forward to the next

Staff Writer

Members of the Red Hats of Amer----
ica and their guests met at the Mon-
ticello Chamber of Commerce on
Saturday to celebrate the Valen-
tine's Day holiday in their own spe-
cial way.
They were dressed in traditional
reds for this festive occasion. They
wore hats decorated with everything
from sweet heart candies, to greet-
ing cards, to flowers, to shining
heart shaped pins, to heart shaped
ears, and one even wore her box of
chocolates (in case she got hungry.)
Hostesses for the occasion were
Mary Nowell and Thelma Birdwell.
They saw to it that the meeting
rolled right along, not missing a
Tammie Peck and Nowell took
turns reading poems and stories cen-
tered around Valentine's Day.
.Vi Payton, a volunteer for
Hospice, spoke about the "socks for
patients" program and enlightened
the group about what she's been do-
ing as a volunteer and how helping
others has helped her.

Members were asked before the
meeting, to bring in socks for the
Hospice patients and also to bring in
Valentine's Day cards for the resi-
dents of the local nursing homes.
A tree stationed in the back of
the meeting room was decorated
with the socks and cards as they ar-
rived. Nowell took many of the
cards to the nursing homes on Mon-
day and Birdwell took 45 pairs of
socks to the local Hospice office on
The items were needed and appre-
ciated and will lift the spirits of
those receiving them.
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In Round 1 District Play

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Warriors defeated Robert F.
Monroe 69-49, Tuesday night, in
the first round of the district play-
Coach Richard Roccanti said that
it was the first time in six years that
the Warriors had won the first
round of district. Their record now
stands at 15-10.
Roccanti added that it is also the
first time in more than 10 years that
the Warriors have had 15 wins dur-
ing a season.
Drew Sherrod led the charge for
the Warriors, scoring 19 points and
12 rebounds for a double/double,
five assists and one steal; Stephen
Griffin, 17 points and 13 rebounds
for a double/double, four steals;

and Ridgely Plaines, nine points,
two assists and four rebounds.
Daniel Roccanti, eight points,
four assists, two rebounds and two
.steals; Kyle Day, nine points, 13
rebounds and two steals; Kyle Pe-
ters, five points, one assist and one
rebound; and Wade Scarberry, two
The Warriors go into the semifi-
nals against the number one seed,
Apalachicola, 7 p.m., Friday, here.
ACA is the number four seed.
Roccanti said ti was going to be
an extremely tough game for the
Warriors, but they do have a hope
of winning. "But we'll have to
play really, really, really hard," he
The winning teams in Friday
night's competition will go on to
the championship round, Sat., 7.
p.m., here.

Staff Writer

Jefferson County High School
Boys reports their schedule and
roster for the varsity baseball team.
All game times are at 4 p.m. un-
less otherwise specified.
Action begins, against John Paul,
Feb. 25, there; 6 p.m., FAMU,
March 2, there; John Paul, March
4, here; Rickards, 5 p.m., Marche
11, there; Maclay, 3:30 p.m.,
March 15, there; and West Gads-
den, 5 p.m., March 17, there.
Carrabelle, 6 p.m., March 18,
there; Branford, March 28, here;
Maclay, March 29, here; West
Gadsden, March 31, here,
John Paul, April 1, there; North
Florida, April 4, here; Liberty
County, 5 p.m. April 12,. there;

FAMU, April 14, here; Carrabelle,
April 19, here; and Branford, 7
p.m. April 21, there.
District competition is scheduled
for two days at East Gadsden, dates
and times to be announced, and the
district playoff is scheduled for
April 3, 4 p.m., location to be an-
Playing for the Tigers this season
are Markyce Larry, Frederick
Mitchell, Jimmy Sloan, Dionte
Hightower, Clark Latson, Breon
Parker, Scott Goodin, and Jason
Also, Tim Crumitie, Demario Re-
vers, Quantez Burke, Scotty
Norton, Damell Brooks, D'Vondre
Seabrooks, Malcolm Norton, James
Shiver and Alex Lingle.
The coach for the Tigers is Al-
freddie Hightower.

Spring Youth Soccer Program

Barker. "And I made out like a
bandit," he quipped.
Barker was awarded with a plaque
from Recreation Department Direc-
tor Kevin Aman for heading the
soccer program and parents Mel-
ody Hamilton and Dan Nennstiel
presented Barker with a large
poster which said, "Thanks Phil
Barker for running the program"
and it was signed by all of the
young athletes. They also pre-
sented barker with a #60 gift cer-
tificate to the Sports Authority.
"I thought that was really
thoughtful," Barker said. He con-
cluded that he and all of the assis-
tant coaches are already looking
forward to working with the chil-
dren again next year.

Lady Warriors Split

Games In Competition

Staff Writer

After being invited to participate
in a three-team tournament at the
last minute over the weekend, the
Aucilla Christian Academy varsity
softball team now stands at a 1-1
The competing teams included
ACA, North Florida Christian and
Florida High.
In the first game, the Lady Warri-
ors lost to Florida High, 5-9.
Jenny Tuten went two for three;
Brittany Hobbs went one for three
with two stolen bases; Bethany
Saunders went one for three and
had one walk; and Keri Brasington

went one for three and had one sto-
len base.
Hobbs pitched the game and had
one strikeout, gave up six walks
and nine hits.
The Lady Warriors were victori-
ous over NFC, 7-6.
Hobbs had two walks and two
steals; Lisa Wheeler, one double;
Lisa Bailey, two for three with one
double; and Jenny Tuten went one
for three with one walk.
Hobbs pitched and had one
strikeout, and gave up five walks
and nine hits.
Coach Roslyn Bass said the Lady
Warriors are expected to greatly
improve as the season progresses.
ACA faces off against Mayo, 4
p.m, Friday, here.

Thomasville Edges

ACA Ladies 4-3

RIDGELY PLAINES scored 9 points in round 1 game
against R.F. Monroe in district competition, Warriors won
the game 69-49. During this practice session, Plaines goes
for the shot and is blocked by Coach Richard Roccanti.
(News Photo)

Tigers Fall To Madison

76-61 In Final Game

Staff Writer

Tigers fell to Madison for a 76-61
in their last regular game of the
Leading the scoring for the Ti-
gers was Demario Rivers with 28
points; Tim Crumity, 10 points; Fa-
bian Wilson, eight points; Jamaal
Brooks, seven points; James Skip-
worth, six points; and Lucious
Wade, two points.
The Tigers head into the district
semifinals against NFC Friday in

what Coach Omari Forts said will
be a hard, and tough battle.
"Our best player, Demario
Rivers, won't be there," said Forts.
"To beat NFC is going to require
complete team effort.
They guys need to be patient and
understanding of their assigned po-
"We're prepared for an upset,
hopefully. We'll just be able to
compete with them," Forts con-
The Tigers finish their regular
season with a 7-18 record;,'819,

Wras Un With Cnnd TurnIImit Madison Squeaks By Tiger JVs
Wraps Up With Good Turnout

Staff Writer

Jefferson County Youth Soccer
Program concluded its season Sat-
urday, with the weather cooperat-
ing perfectly with a warm and
sunny day.
Coach Phil Barker said it was a
great ending for another great year
of soccer and all participating
youth were awarded trophies for
The young athletes were able to
finish working on such drills as
dribbling, trapping, heading and the
throw-in and there was extra play-
ing time for match play afterward.
"It was a wonderful turnout and
;we were very happy with it," said

Tiger Boys Report

Schedule For Track Action

Staff Writer

Jefferson County High School re-
ports its schedule for the 2005 track
Competition begins against Ma-
clay, 11 a.m., Feb. 21, there;
Rickards, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 22, there.
March action includes: Lincoln,
3:30 p.m.., March 1, there; Madison,
4 p.m., March 3, here, Forbes Relay,
10 a.m., March 5, there; and Jasper,
3:30 p.m., March 10, here,
FAMU Relay, 9 a.m., March 12,
there; Perry, time to be announced,
March 15, there; Madison, 4 p.m.,
March 17, here; March 18, Disney
in Orlando, time to be announced;
Jasper, March 19, time to be an-
nounced;'and Florida Relays, 2
p.m., March 25, Gainesville.
In April, Jasper, 3:30 p.m., April 5,
there; Seminole Invitational in Tal-
lahassee, times to be announced;
April 8, 9, District at Maclay; April
15, Regional; April 22, 23, locations
and times to be announced; and the
State Championship in Miami, April
29, time to be announced.
The Coach for the Tigers is Harry


was J. C. Fead with 29 points; Clar-
FRAN HUNT ence Fead, six points; Jamaal
Staff Writer Brooks, four points; Anthony John-
son and Marcus Brown each scored
Madison squeaked by Tiger JVs_,,two points; and Jordan Blair, one
47-46, in the final game of the sea- point.
son.. The Tigers end their season six
Leading the charge for the Tigers and ten.

ACA JVS Post Roster
The coach for the warriors is
FRAN HUNT Daryl Adams, assisted by Demott
Staff Writer Anderson.

Aucilla Christian Academy has
released their roster for this sea- Without
son's junior varsity baseball team. Without Advertising,
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Rob Searcy, Daniel Greene, Hunter Thing Happens...
Greene, Matt Bishop, Will Harts-
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The Aucilla Christian Academy
tennis teams played their first
rounds of the season against Tho-
masville Monday, and suffered a
close 4-3 loss.
In singles action, Amanda Sapp
lost to Kristen Gee 1-8; Courtney
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lotte Mixon, 5-8; Ramsey Revell

Lady Bees Post

Staff Writer

Howard Middle School reports its
schedule for the Lady Bees softball
sei ton.
All game times are at 4 p.m. un-
less otherwise specified.
Action begins against Wakulla,
4:30 p.m., March 10, there; Wa-
kulla, 4:30 p.m., March 15, here;

lost to Lizzie Jones, 1-8; and,'Re-
bekah Aman won over Jessica
Oglesby, 8-0.
Dana Jane Watt won over Mary
Poole, 8-5; Alfa Hunt lost to
Oglesby, 1-8; and Rebekah Falk
won over Cambria Thomas, 8-0.
The Lady Warriors took two of
three matches in doubles play.
Connell and Sapp beat Laura
Fletcher and Catherine Hardy, 8-2;
Jackson and Shirley won over
Laura Lilly and Sarah Rice, 9-7;
and Revell and Aman tied Gilliam
and Jones in the first match, 7-7
and lost in the second, 4-7.

Softball Games
Taylor County, March 17, there;
Havana Middle, March 29, her; and
North Florida, March 31, here.
Action continues against Havana,
April 6, there; Taylor County, April
7, here; Holy Comforter, April 19,
here, and Holy Comforter, April
21, here.
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(Continued From Page 1) you can improve the parking, I'm "I think it's great like it is now," cle traffic. I think it will increase it. pursuing, he said. Then again,
As for the proposed plaza, she for it." Connell said of the traffic situation. I think there's easier solutions avail- might be that it was a good ide,
thought it would encourage more Another supporter was Corin "I've been given credit for killing able. Why not buy the lot behind the Whatever the outcome, he thought
pedestrian traffic and shoppers in Beckingham, co-owner of Imagine one or two other proposals. I hope I post office and make it a parking warranted the examination.
general. Interior and Antiques on Dogwood get credit for killing this one." lot?" "As city attorney, I learned tha

"If I'm traveling and I see a plaza,
I stop and have a cup of coffee,"
Levings said. "They're good places
to hang out and talk. I think we
would encourage more shoppers to
sit if there were places to sit. And
there are funds available through
grants for signs and plants."
Like Wirick and Levings, Pam
Kelly, of Coldwell Banker Kelly
and Kelly on N. Jefferson, ex-
pressed support for the proposal.
"I feel like Trish," Kelley said.
"It's a mess now as far as parking. If

"We find the parking to be an- is-
sue," Beckingham said. "I can't
park within two block of my busi-
ness now. I think the plaza would
also generate interest for businesses
like ours."
Voicing outright opposition or
strong concerns about the project
were, respectively, Realtor Winston
Connell, owner of a real estate busi-
ness on the corer of Palmer Mill
and S. Jefferson streets, and City
Clerk Emily Anderson.

As Connell told it, the majority of
people he has approached are op-
posed to the project. He didn't
understand why they didn't bother
to come to the meetings to express
their opposition, other than it was
fear of possible negative conse-
quences to their businesses, he said.
Anderson found the proposal
"fundamentally flawed".
"I'm not sure this is the solution."
Anderson said. "I think this will cre-
ate greater problems. I don't think
this will alleviate the courthouse cir-

"I cringe when I think of the
signage it will require," Anderson
continued. "I just think it's funda-
mentally flawed. It's a noble effort,
but it's fundamentally flawed."
Councilman Brian Hayes, head of
the street committee, said it was his
experience that lack of foresight of-
ten exacted a toll on future
.,generations. Given that premise,
Hayes said he thought the proposed
business circle was worth exploring,
if only for the sake of argument.
It might be that it would be deter-
mined that the circle wasn't worth


we pay a price for not having fore-
sight," Hayes said.
A workshop on the issue is
planned for sometime in the near fu-

Sheriff Taps Bullock

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tablished," Hobbs said. "Bill will
oversee all law enforcement activi-
ties. He will go out in the field if
Bullock replaces former Major
Mike Joyner, whose resignation
took effect Jan. 31.
"I look forward to working with
Sheriff Hobbs," Bullock said.

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Uncontrolled Dogs

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dents about problems encountered
with uncontrolled dogs and those
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p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the
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Sheriff Hobbs and Bauer will talk
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Vern Adoptable

Pet Of Week

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The Humane Society has se-
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Many times I can hear your voice
saying, Mal I had to leave, I had no
So you all go on with life. I'm
okay. Tell them to get ready for
their going home day.
There will never be another like
"Greg." I don't care how much you
We often see your smiling face,
remembering that laugh, how you
would walk and keep up the pace.
So we will cherish those memories
you left behind, the big smile and
grin will always be in our minds.
.Touching you again is like search-
ing for gold, but God told me he got
' your soul.
Some people may wonder and
don't understand, but all our lives
are in God's hand.
In our little community just for
you, we named our driveway, Drop
the Charges Avenue.

The organizers of the meeting are
Bobbie Golden, and Sarah and John
This meeting is open to the public.
Contact Golden at 997-6599 for in-
put or questions.
The goal of Responsible Pet Own-
ers is:
*Active enforcement of existing
nuisance and dangerous dog laws;
*Finding effective solutions to
problems of unwanted and stray ani-
*Promotion of voluntary spay and
neuter programs and
*Proper vaccination and neuter
programs and proper vaccinations
and veterinary care.

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bat houses to use in their yards to help
keep down the mosquito population. L-R:

. PWysa Camellia Circle

Jean Brenner, Isabelle de Sercey, Pat
Monge and Bobbie Golden. (News Photo)

Austin is January JES

Club Student Of Month

"CAN YOU look at this face
and refuse to take me home?
I'll be a good dog, honest!"

We drive and walk down meek
way. This is done day after day.
Oh! There's your name on Greg-
ory Lane. You were a special and
loving young man. You will always
live in our hearts.
Rest in peace.
Your sons,
Pool & Tez
NIMother, Broihers,'Sisters,
Grandmothers, Aunts, Uncles,
Many Cousins & Friends.








10:30 TO 1:30

Staff Writer

Charlene Austin has been chosen
by the Monticello Jefferson County
Boys and Girls Club as Youth of the
Month for January.
She is the seven year old daughter
of Yolanda and Gerrold Austin. and
ithe grand daughter of Willie Mae
and the late Sam Austin, and Mar-
cus and the late Charlene Hart.
Austin has a 12 year old brother
Gerrold II and a 6 month old brother
She is currently enrolled in the
second grade at JES and is on the
Honor Roll and has been an Honor
Roll student since she entered
school at Park Village Elementary
in San Antonio, TX. She is also -on
the Conduct Honor Roll.
Austin has danced as an official
inspirational Step Dance Team
member, known as the SMART
Girls at the Monticello Club for
three years, but everyone will tell
you she has five years of

She started learning the routine-s
two years before she enrolled in
The SMART Girls have per-
formed at the Governor's Mansion,
the Civic Center, the North Florida
Fair, and all of the local schools and
most of the churches.
Sharico Parrish of Jefferson Ele-
mentary School is the Founder, Di-
rector, and Choreographer of the
SMART Girls. Mutelti Mobley and
Jakie Guyton are currently directing
the girls in Parrish's absence.
Austin also participates in other
activities at the Club such as Karate
and the Stubb's musical perform-
ance group.
At the Club she enjoys working at
the Welcome Station, greeting par-
ents or cleaning up at the end of the
Her hobbies are T-ball, soccer,
and riding her bike. But, she is the
happiest helping her mom care for
her baby brother Sam.
Her goals in life after college are
to be a Teacher or a Veterinarian.
She is a member of the Fellowship
Missionary Baptist Church where
she is active in the Vacation Bible

The Jefferson County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a workshop at
9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 22, 2005,
at the Jefferson County Courthouse,
Courtroom, Monticello, Florida, to review
Constitutional Officer, Public Defender,
State Attorney and Department Head
requests for space in the old Jefferson
County High School Buildings.

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CHARLENE AUSTIN has been chosen Jefferson Elementary
School Boys, Girls Club student of the month.

Case No:05-46-CA FAMILY LAW
TRAMMELL, Pettioner, and JEFFERY
Piney Woods Road, Monticello, Fl, 32344.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been field against you and that you are
required to serve a copy ofyyour written
defenses, if any, to Petitioner's Attorney,
C. Erica White, Esq., whose address is 290
West Washington Street, Monticello, Fl
,32344, on or before March 7, 2005, and
file the original with the clerk of this
,Court at the Jefferson County Court
House, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition. Copies
of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents upon request.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated:02/15/05. CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT BY: Jeri B. Pearson Deputy
2/18,25,3/4,11 pd

DIVORCE$175-$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature required!
Excludes govt. Fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-200, ext. 600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.

The Jefferson County Land Development
Code Steering Committee will hold
meetings on February 21 and 28, 2005 at
1:30 P.M. The meetings will be held in the
Chamber of Commerce meeting room
located at 420 W. Washington St.,
Monticello, Fl. From the Florida
"Government in the Sunshine Manual",
page 36, paragraph c: Each board,
commission, or agency of this state or of
any political subdivision thereof shall
include in the notice of any meeting or
hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is
required, of such board, commission, or
agency, conspicuously on such notice, the
advice that, if a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings, is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be


Request for Proposal for the Provision of
Welfare Transition, Workforce
Investment Act, Food Stamp Employment
and Training and Wagner:Peyser Service.
North Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc. (NFWDB) is seeking qualified
service providers to provider wide range
of services and activities to include
regional economic development initiatives
that serve Welfare Transition (WT),
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Food
Stamp Employment and Training (FSET)
and Wagner Peyser (WP) customers with
multiple barriers, Emphasizing job
placement, and retention, academic and
technical skills and preventative methods
of welfare dependency covered in State
and Federal regulations under, WT, WIA,
FSET and WP programs. The REP is the
first step in the selection :process and
designed to provide information necessary
to meet the criteria set by the NFWDB.
Bidders must be able to provide services in
existing Employment Connections One
Stop locations to eligible residents of
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison,
Suwannee and Taylor counties. At the
time of this solicitation, the NFWDB
estimates that $1.5 million is available for
the provision of the services solicited with
this RFP for 2005-2006. This dollar
amount is given as a planning figure only
and. does not commit the NFWDB to
contracting for that amount. The NFWDB
welcomes and encourages bidders to
submit services designs that are
innovation and/or nontraditional in their
approach. NFWDB encourages
participation of Small Business
Enterprises (SBE), Minority Business
Enterprises (MBE), Women's Business
Enterprises (WBE), Community-Based
Organizations (BO), and labor surplus
area firms.
Govermental/non-governmental agencies
and private entities are eligible to receive
grant funds under this request. For a copy
of the RFP contact
: Paul Wiggins, Contracts/Quality
Assurance, North Florida Workforce
Development Board, Inc., 400 West Base
Street, 2nd. Floor, Madison, Florida
32341, (850) 973-2672 (phone) (850)
973-6497 (fax) or go on to www.fwdb.org
-> News and Events -> News Section.
RFP Issue Date: Friday, February 11,
2005 MANDATORY Bidders' Conference:
Friday, February 25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
Eastern Time Proposals Due: Tuesday,
March 29, 2005. Period of Performance:
July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006.
2/11,16,18,23, chg
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Pounds Pansies,

Creates Designs

The Camellia Garden Circle will
meet at the home of Hostess Jenni-
fer French 2 p.m., Sunday, and will
view a program on pounding pan-
Contact French at 997-3988 to
help with refreshments.
Jane Davis will present the pro-
gram on Pounding Pansies. Mem-
bers are requested to bring fresh
flowers and a hammer to the meet-
The hammers are used to beat the
color out of the flower petals and
onto the fabric or note cards.
In other news, some of the mem-
bers have been working on the
building of bat houses, in their off

Notice of Public Bid for
Supplying all the necessary materials,
equipment, personnel; providing technical
expertise, integration to existing billing
system, configuration, training; and the
construction, deployment and launching of
a Wireless Intra Internet Network system
for The City of Monticello Florida. The
SCity of Monticello invites interested
qualified parties to submit responsive bids
in sealed envelopes to the City Clerk (Ms.
Emily Anderson, 245 South Mulberry
Street, Monticello, Florida 32344) by no
later than 4 pm est on the 25 February
2005. Responsive bids must meet or exceed
the specifications outlined in the text of the
Detail Specifications and Requirements
entitled "City of Monticello's Intra -
Internet Wireless Network System" bid
package. Bid packages are available in
person from the City Clerk (Ms. Emily
Anderson ) for Five Dollars. Interested
parties may acquire a mailing of the
package by the United States Postal
Service's Express Mail by placing a Fifty
Dollar payment in the form of a certified
check, money order, or wire transfer with
the City Clerk By either Commercial
Carrier, United States Postal Service or
Western/ Union. Sealed envelopes
containing the responsive bid shall have on
the outside: 1. Sealed Bid, "Wireless
Network System" 2. Name of Company.
Sealed bids shall be publicly opened at
4:30 PM EST on the 25th of February
2005 in the City of Monticello's City
Council Chambers, located at 245 South
Mulberry Street, Monticello, Florida
32344. Qualified bidders shall have at least
25 years experience in high-speed data
transmission, networking, supply
management, procurement, construction,
and electrical disciplines. A chronology
(lime-line) of such experience must be
,rovided.,Oualified bidders shall furnish a
minimumm of ttrc.e eCisling customers
(clients) under contract iith Compan)
Name, Address, Contact Person's Name
and Phone Number. Qualified bidders
shall furnish Dun & Bradstreet ID.-and
current rating. The City of Monticello
reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids and at its leisure any or all
parts of said bids.

The Jefferson County Commission will
review and make a decision regarding a
proposed horse arena development and
special exception. The development is to
be located on the north side at the end of
Fanlew Road near the Wakulla County
line..Interested partiesimay present their
concerns :at the Jefferson County
Commission meeting on March 17, 2005 at
6:00 p.m. : in the courtroom of the
Jefferson County Courthouse located at
the, intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and
U.S. Highway 90 in Monticello, Florida
32344. The meeting, may be continued as
necessary. From the Florida "Government
in the Sunshine. Manual", page 36,
paragraph c: Each board, commission, or
agency of this state or of any political
subdivision thereof shall include in the
notice of any meeting or hearing, if notice
of meeting or hearing is required, of such
board, commission, or agency,
conspicuously on such notice, the advice
that, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings, is
made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. Prior to the meeting interested
persons may contact the Jefferson County
Planning and Building Department at
850-342-0223 or write the Department at
P.O. Box 1069, Monticello, Fl 32345 and
provide comments.. The development
proposal may be reviewed during business
hours at the Department office located at
277 North Mulberry Street, Monticello,
Florida 32344.
Notice of Application for Tax Deed.
Nativio the holder of the following
certificates has filed said certificates for a
tax deed issue thereon. The certificate

numbers and years of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 29 Year of Issuance 1997.
Description or Property Town lot 1 and 2
Block numbered 3 of Florida Land
Abstract Company addition to the town of
Monticello located in Jefferson County
Florida. Name in which assessed R. Bruce
Warrin. All of said property being in the
County of Jefferson, State of Florida.
Unless such certificates shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate or certificates will be sold
to the highest bidder at the court house
door on the 21st day of February, 2005.
Signature, Clerk of Circuit Court of
Jefferson County, Florida.
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Cash Loans up to $1000.00. No Credit
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with 24 hrs. Employment Reg. Go to
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Backhoe Service: Driveways, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-3116,
HOME SITTER will sit with your elderly
or disabled loved one. M-F, hours
negotiable, low rates and references
342-1486 or 510-0998.
2/18,23,25 pd
Do you need you home or office cleaned?
Feel free to call Gina or Rebecca at
342-1486 or 510-0998
2!18,23,25 pd

Home child care (in-town) 6 wk-up F/T
Professional, fun, loving atmosphere. call
Heather 519-2369
2/16,18,23,25 pd

Do you want to be just a Christian, wilh no
denominational names, creeds ,or
practices? Jesus established His church
called the church of Christ and you can be
.a member of it. We are ready to help if
you are ready to learn.; Call: 997-3466.
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Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill Medicare -
Call for assessment of your needs.
LICENSE ONLINE! BertjRogers Schools
of Real Estate. Over 600,000 graduates
since 1958. Call for a free brochure!
1-800-432-0320. wwnw.bertrodgers.com.
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Discounts For Seniors House painting.
Int. + Ext., Low Rates, Free Estimates
most pressure washing $45 -$50, 551-2000
1/7, 14, 21, 28, 2/4, 11, 18, 25,/A, 11, 18, 25,
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and
operated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648. Leave


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Big Game Hunting: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the world. Winter season:
April August, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)219-9800; Evenings: (314)894-3776.


Panhandle Restaurant looking for
experienced waitress apply in person, 2-5
p.m. M-F 322-6600
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Legal Secretary for state criminal defense
office. Require experience and good
computer skills. Full-time temporary
position available. Fax Resumeto (850)
487- 7964.
2/18 chg

County Board of County Commissioners is
seeking applicants for Staff Assistant in
the department of Emergency
Management. Job description and
applications may be obtained in the Office
of Clerk of Circuit Court, Room 10,
County Courthouse, Monticello, Florida.
Salary range is $18,470.00 27,705.60.
Minimum qualifications are:
>Knowledge of business English, spelling
and punctuation.
>Knowledge of mathematics.
>Ability to gain knowledge of the unit's
policies, procedures and practices.
>Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with.
employees and the public.
>Ability to access, input and retrieve
information from a computer.
>Ability to communicate using writing,
speaking, hearing and visual skills.
>Ability to type at the rate of 35 correct
words per minute.
>Skill in the operation of a PC, keyboard
and typewriter.
>Skill in the use of dictation or of
transcription from a Dictaphone (if
>Availability to attend training classes and
Education and experience needed:
>High School graduation or possession of
an acceptable equivalency diploma. Two
(2) years work experience involving staff
assistant duties including the operation of
a personal computer, keyboard, or similar
data entry equipment.
>(A comparable amount of training,
education or experience may be
substituted for the above -minimum
Applications will be accepted until Wed.,
February 23, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. at the
Office of Clerk'of Circuit Court, Address
above. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Emplo)ee. Drug Free Workplace.
Drug testing is a required part of
preemployment physical. Applicants with
a. disability should contact the above office
for accommodation.
2/11.i ,.* *" .,
Accounting Instructor needed at North
Florida Community College, Madison Fl.
Master's degree in accounting with 18
graduate hours in additional discipline
preferred. Experience in use of technology
in classroom highly desirable. Duties:
Teach 15 credit-hours each semester in
accounting and other qualified area.
ACandidates chosen for interview will give
sample presentation utilizing instructional
technology. Duties commence 3/1/2005.
Position also requires having established
office hours, participating in department
and College activities. Teaching may be
night and/or dual enrollment courses on
NFFCC campus and/or at satellite
locations. Applications to: Director HR,
North Florida Community College, 1000
Turner Davis Drive, Madison, Florida
32340. Only complete application packets
considered: letter of interest; resume and
application; copy of transcripts (unofficial
okay). Application available at
www.nfcc.edu. Questions call
850-973-9487. Application packet must be
received by 03/04/2005. EOE
2/18,25 chg.
Drivers/OTR-Tanker looking for
Professional drivers! NEW 2005
Equipment, Top Pay, BONUSES, Prepass
& EZ Pass, Rider Program & Much more!
North American Tank Lines
Lose to Shop? Mystery Shoppers needed
in your local area. Flexible hours, training
provided. Must have Internet access. Call
Toll Free (88) 859-0943
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IN WRITING (888)318-1638 Ext 107
Methodist Church Little Angels Preschool
has opening for substitute teachers.
Applicants must be Christian and have
required child care courses. Please call
2/11,16,18,23, e
North Florida Community College,
Madison, FI. English and Mathematics
adjuncts require master's degree with 18'
graduate hours in the appropriate subject
. field. Developmental English and
mathematics requires bachelor's degree
in math or English. Hours/days are
flexible (no night courses); Courses
conducted at correctional institutions in
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison,
and Taylor counties. Background check
and attendance of short orientation
program by Dept. of Corrections will be
required. Send resume and application,
copies of transcripts, with cover letter to
HR Dept., NFCC, 1000 Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, Fl, 323440. Applications
are available at www.nfcc.edu. Questions?
Call 850-973-1614. EOE
2/18,23 chg.
accepting applications. $50 cash hiring
bonus guaranteed in writing
(888)318-1638. Ext. 107.
2/18, fcan

Fast Track Foods or Land 0 Sun Mngmt.
NOW HIRING Managers, Asst. Managers
and retail assistants in Monticello area.
Competitive pay. 1-352-333-3011 ext. 42.

REQUIRED. 342-3288
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Driver Conventant Transport.Teams
and Solos check our new pay plan. Owner
Operators, Experienced Drivers, Solos,
Teams and Graduate Students. Call (888)
MOREPAY (1 -888 667 -3729).
2/18, fcan
Part time janitorial help needed in the
Monticello area. Call 681-3148
2/18,25 chg


'97 Civic EX Coupe Full power, sunroof,;5
speed, .129 K miles, excellent condition.
$4000. obo 997-2358
1/26, 28, 2/2, 4, pd
Wilson Auto Sales 997-6066
'95 Pont. Grand AM $2,600
'96 Mustang Convertible $4,400
'97 Dodge Neon 59K miles $2,800
'96 Mercedes 220 $5,800
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GIANT RV SELL OFF- #1 Selling RV's-
Remaining 2004 Models... Low Sell off
Prices- Florida's Motor home- Towable
Headquarters- Giant Recreation World.
Melbourne- (800)700-1021, Daytona-
(800)893-2552. Orlando- (800)654-8475.
2/18, fcan


Community Flea Market
Sponsored by the Lloyd lions Club and
held at the U-Haul Sales & Storage
Warehouse located at 7337-A Old Lloyd
Road from 8am-3pm. on Saturdays.
Spaces available, call 997-5005 or
997-1754. Donations appreciated.

Moving Sale 8am 6pm, Saturday, Feb.19.
Furniture, clothes, etc. 707 Casa Bianaca
(off Waukeenah Hwy.) 545-2716
2/18 pd

Big Garage Sale Sat. 8a.m. 1085'S.
Jefferson St. ILots of toys and kids stuff,
clothes, house hold items, and more
2/18 pd


Jefferson Place Apartments 1 and 2
J-edroqo.tapartments. Central H/A, stove,
refrig, ~rarpet, blinds, laundry room.
Handicapped apts.. US 19, 1468 S.
Waukeenah St. 850-997-6964.
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For Rent 2BR, 1 B house Call 997-3368
2/11,16,18,23 c

3 BR/2 BA in Monticello, extra large living
and dining room, fireplace, CH&A, lots of
kitchen, cabinets, W/D hookups, huge
screened sun room, shed and carport on
quiet street. Shopping nearby $650/mo. no
pets/smoking. 850-997-4999
3 BR/2BA in Monticello, extra large living
and dining room, fireplace, CH&A, lots of
kitchen cabinets, W/D hookups, huge
screened sun room, shed and carport on
quiet street. Shopping nearby. $650/mo.
No pets/smoking. '850-997-4999
2/11,16 pd

Washes and Dries User Without
Assistance. NO MORE WIPING. From
&189. View Products at www.
solutioncomfortseat.com. For More
Information Call (800)611-5515.
2/18, fcan

Mattress set: New King Pillow Top
mattress and base. In original plastic,
factory warranty, $295, 850-222-2113.
1/14, tfn, c

Leather Sofa suggested list $1400 100%
new, see 11 $500. 222-7783
1/14, tfn, c

CHERRY SLEIGH BED, Still in box,
never used. Sacrifice $295. 850-222-7783
1/14, tfn, c

BEDROOM SET 6 pieces, new in boxes.
headboard, frame, dresser, mirror, chest,
nightstand. $595. 850-222-9879.
1/14 tfn,c

Enhanced mobile home, 2200sq ft. 1156 ac.
4/2. sun room, carport, extras. $125,000
2/11,18,25,3/4 pd

ABSOLUTE REAL Estate Auction -
Commercial Building, 6+/- acres on busy
US Hwy 331 at AL Hwy 10 intersection
Luverne/Rutledge South Central
Alabama, March 1 10:00 a.m.
(800)996-2877. gtautions.com. Granger,
Thagard & Associates, Inc. Jack F.
Granger #873.
2/18, fcan


You don't have to wait for days to get your
satellite fixed. Call Peters Satellite
850-997-3377 and get one or two day
service. We repair all brands and
1/21, tfn, c

CANNING Jars- all sizes, mostly quarts,
25 cents each. Call 342-1486
2/18 pd

92 Plymouth Excellent Cond. 2,150 call
2/18 pd

Living rm couch, chair w/ottomon $350.
Gold Hide-a-bed $25. 997-3808
2/18,23 pd I

Ford Taurus Station Wagon New Tires
$800.00 or best offer 997-3013
2/18 pd

Washer + Dryer $75., Small Apt. Refrigera-
tor $50., Twin Mattresses & Frames. Must
Sell Call 510-8359.
2/18 chg

Steel Buildings. Factory Deals Save $$$.
40x60' to 100x200 Example 50x100x12' is
$3.60/sq ft. 800-658-2885
2/18 fcan

From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free

SAWMILLS -$2.695.00
-LumberMate-2000 & LumberLite-24.
Norwood Industries also manufactures
utility ATV attachments, log skidders,
portable board edgers and forestry
equipment. www.norwoodindustries.com
-Free information: (800)578-8360.

NEW QUEEN Pillowtop mattress set. In
factory plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Must sell, $175 850-545-7112.
1/14, tfn, c

NEW LIVING ROOM SET: Suggested list
$1400, sell sofa $275 loveseat $225, chair
$175, Set $625 Hard frames with lifetime
warranty. 850-222-9879.

includes standard installation. 2 MONTHS
FREE HBO & Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited time offer. S&H.
Restrictions Apply. (866)500-4056.
2/18, fcan

Dining room table, leaf, and six chairs,
$600 sofa server table, $300 222-2113.
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Winter Season Is Here! Must See The
Beautiful Peaceful Mountains Of Western
NC Mountains. Cabins, Acreage, &
INVESTMENTS. Cherokee Mountain
Realty Murphy N.C. Call for/ Free
Brochure. (800)841-5868.
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New Log Home Shell -$99,900. Beautiful
log home shell nestled on private wooded
lot off Parkway North of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered. (800)455-1981.*119.

boat slip! High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across from national
forest on 35,000 acre recreational lake in
TN. Paved roads, u/g utils, central water,
sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, ext. 608. Sunset Bay, LLC.

down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No
Credit O.K. $0 to low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.1299.


Free mobile home. you move 2 Br, 10x50.

We Buy Mortgages,
Homes, Trailers, Lots,
Land! We Make
Mortgage Loans,
Ron Harris
Traders Realty, Inc.


Housing Vouchers

We accept all vouchers: 150 Single Wides & Double
Wides 2/2 @ $615, 3/2 @ $715, 4/2 @ $895, $50

dep. Pool, Free Lawn Care, Security



5.13 AC Wooded Retreat on Turkey Roost
D rive .................. .................$17,900
Lovely Mobile Home o acres,
LY Workshop, Horse Sta '.... $124,900
S Monticello A e.ondition Home
Son 5+ Acres ................ $144,900
a 5.03 AC- Si house Farms Subdivision,
Nature Lovers Paradise ............$18,000
Mini Farm! 11.40 AC Ranch Style Home,
Barn, Stalls, Paddock, Fencing, Garage,
Dog Kennel & More! .............$249,000

215 N. Jefferson St.
Downtown Monticello
(850)-997-5516 www.cbkk.com

(850) 997-4340


Great Buvl Pretty Pasture On Waukee-
nah Highway fenced and ready to graze
$8,500 per acre
Just Listed 6.67 wooded acres on graded
county road in eastern Jefferson County
Terrific Home Like new, built in 2002, 3,
bedrooms 2 baths screened porch, tile
floors, cathedral ceiling, fireplace on one
acre in the country $175,000
Country Living 3 bedroom 2 bath home
(16'x80'), 12'x16' shed, big brick BBQ, nice
pond, chain link fence, 6. 8 acres all this an
diesel tractor w/bush hog only $80,000
New Listing 29 acres near town with fields
and forest asking only $10,000 per acre
Paso Farm 29 acre horse fiar with big
doublewide w/ fireplace, stables, round
pen in remote location only $295,000
Repo Big 4 bedroom 2 bath double wide
on a hill way out in the country, new carpet,
with 2 acres asking $89,900
Sold Lakefront 16.54 acres on Lake Hall
in Lloyd Acres $3950 per acre
Saddle Up Six acres mostly fenced pas-
ture nice location near Lamont $40,000
Contract Pending Wonderful Home nice
4 bedroom 2 bath double wide with fire-
place on 1.9 acres on S. Main St. $69,500
Apartment House currently 5 could be 7
unit apartment building,, great potential as
a bed and breakfast with suites $240,000
Cheaply! 80 acres w/ approx. 10 ac in
planted pines, the balance in real rough
hunting land, a great buy $79,500
New Waterfront Property 4.6 wooded
acres in Lloyd Acres only $25,000
Near US 27 big doublewide with additions
12 rooms quiet wooded lot $56,500
Income Property On US 90 in town Retail
space, warehouse and residential space
very versatile lots of possibilities for the
investor $169,500
Prime Commercial Property, US 19
South near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Build-
ers 6+ ac sewer and water $240,000
Sold Hard to Find nice 2 bedroom 1 bath
home with screened porch at the end of the
road $63,500
Shopping Center Jefferson Square store
for rent $650mo
Antique Shop & Home on US 19 near
Eridu, the house is off the road behind the
shop, only $120,000
Home Site on the edge of town on West
Grooverville Road with paved road front-
age $14,500
Wooded Lot 2.5 acres in Aucilla Forest &
Meadows $10,000
Buyers looking for Homes and Land

Buyers looking for Homes and Land

Realtor Tim Peary

Al Maryland 508-1936
Realtor Asociate

Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate

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MICHAEL BRYAN, Jefferson County High
School Principal, presents Marilyn Halsey
with a plaque as District Teacher of the

KATHY JOYNER, Jefferson Elementary
School Principal, presents Cynthia Davis a

KATHY. WALKER, Guidance Counselor at
Howard Middle School, presents Carolyn

RAYMOND NELSON is awarded a plaque as
District Employee of the Year, by Jim Nor-

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QUINTON BROCKMAN receives plaque from
JCHS Principal Michael Bryan as JCHS Em-
ployee of the Year Nominee. Jerry Boat-

MARGARET FRAZIER receives plaque as
JES Employee of Year Nominee from Princi-
pal Kathy Walker. Jerry Boatwright, right,

Year. She is now eligible for Regional com-

plaque of recognition
the Year Nominee.

as the JES Teacher of

Handley with a plaque of recognition as
HMS Teacher of the Year Nominee


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ton, director of Educational Programs and,
Adult and Community Education.

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wright, right, presented a monetary award
from FMB.


presents a monetary award from FMB.
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