The Monticello news
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Creation Date: February 23, 2005
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275 Take Part

In Step Up Florida

Story, Photos, Page 3



Honor Roll

Story, Page 5

Cub Scouts Receive
Awards At


Story, Page 6

VFW Post 251
Presents Awards
At Annual Event

Story, Photo, Page 10

Wednesday Morning




Published Wednesdays & Fridays



1371T YEAR NU.57 1OU.1 I0 S -

Requests Highlight

Recurring Problem

Proposed Solution In

Commissioners' Hands

Senior Staff Writer

ATTORNEY ;SCOT I MIKLT, left, discusses tne proposed Two applicants who approached
Comp Plan amendment with Planning Commissioner long- the Planning Commission last week
time member Bill Tellefsen. (News photo) seeking exemptions to the land-use

Racetrack Triggers

Comp Plan Change
In their suit, the opponents argue ners expressly cite the list of accept-
LAZARO ALEMAN that the Comprehensive Plan does able uses, including racetracks.
Senior Staff Writer not specifically permit recreational "Just to be on the safe side," Shir-:i
activities such as. racetracks in agri- ley said.
The Planning Commission is rec- cultural zones. Thus, goes their ar- The -County Commission must
ommending adoption of a Compre- gument, the County Commission now approve the measure.

hensive Plan amendment that
specifically allows racetracks in ag-
ricultural areas.
The ,proposed change was trig-
gered by the Go-Kart racetrack that
is slated to go on a 98-acre tract off
Big Joe Road, some five miles east
of Monticello.
More specifically, the amendment
was triggered by the racetrack's op-
ponents, who filed a lawsuit to stop,
the project.

erred in approving the facility. The
opponents want the court to reverse
the commission's decision.
Planning Attorney Scott Shirley
told the plannersthat the proposed
amendment will have no effect on
the lawsuit. He said the county com-
mission's approval of the project is
defensible under the Comp Plan's
existing language.
But "in the interest of prudence",
Shirley recommended that the plan-

The suit, meanwhile, remains on
hold, pending the scheduling of a
court hearing. And reports are that
the developer is proceeding with the
seeking of the appropriate permit,
preparatory to realizing the project.
The Tallahassee Karting Organi-
zation is proposing to construct
what it calls a state-of-the-art, world
class facility that 'will bring eco-
nomic benefits to the county.

City Asking Business Owners For

Input On Parking Space Angles

Senior Staff Writer

City officials are asking, down-
town business owners to assess the
effectiveness of the realigned park-
ing spaces on the east side of N. Jef-
ferson Street, between Dogwood
and Pearl streets.
The city had the Department of
Transportation (DOT) change ithe
angle of the parking from 45 to 30
degrees a few months ago as part of

a pilot program.
Implemented at the urging of the
-Community Traffic Safety Team
and the Local Planning Agency, the.
aim of the program is "to determine
if the realignment is helpful in alle-
viating some of the problems of lim-
ited sight visibility along the
downtown highway arteries."
City Clerk Emily Anderson notes
that the informal response to the
parking change has been very posi-
tive, even though several parking
spaces were lost as a result of the

But now that the safety team is
recommending the realignment of
all other angle parking on US 90
and 19, the city wants formal feed-
back from the businesses that stand
to be affected.
Comments should be addressed to
Anderson either by calling her at
342-0153 or e-mailing her at
Anderson asks that respondents
include contact information if they
communicate via e-mail.
The deadline for comments is Feb.

regulations got nowhere with their
The two were asking for permis-
sion to build second homes on prop-
erties zoned ag-5 (one dwelling per
five acres), and that consisted of
three and 5.9 acres respectively.
The first applicant, Carrie L. No-
bel, wanted to build a house on three
acres that already contained three
mobile homes.
She explained that one of the three
mobile homes was a dilapidated
1964 model that had been vacant six
years, ever since her brother had
gone into a nursing home. That mo-
bile home was used for storage, she
A second mobile home belonged
to another brother, who continued to
live on the property. And the third
was her mobile home, which she
would vacate as soon as the house

Senior Staff Writer

City officials are once again con--
sidering the possibility of raising the
price of a grave site at the Oakland
At present, the city charges $500
per grave site, a price many city of-
ficials consider too low. The City of
Madison, for example, charges $500
per grave site. But it also charges a
one-time fee of $1,000 for the main-
tenance of the site.
And it charges $150 for the intern-
ment of ashes, an option that Monti-
cello does not presently offer.
Last week, the cemetery commit-
tee proposed tagging a $250 mainte-
nance fee to the basic charge of
$500 for the purchase of a burial

was built, she said.
The planners expressed a willing-
ness to grant the exemption, pro-
vided Nobel removed one of the
mobile homes from the property.
That way, they reasoned, they
would be maintaining the status quo,
even though the status quo already
represented a violation of the land-
use category.
Otherwise, the net result would be
four houses on property zoned ag-5,
an even greater increase of the in-
tended density, the planners said.
Their other fear, they said, was
that the vacant mobile homes would
end tp getting rented, as so often
happened. They suggested that No-
bel disconnect the utilities from the
unused mobile homes, or have one
of them carted away.
Nobel argued that she had no
plans to rent either mobile home. If
the planners would come out and
look at the two structures, they
would see for themselves that nei-
ther was rentable.
Besides, she didn't have the

The committee further proposed
capping the maintenance fee at
$1,000. Meaning that persons who
purchase more than four grave sites
.will not pay more than $1,000 for
maintenance. A typical grave site is
four feet by 10 feet.
The committee also proposed des-
ignating an area of the cemetery for
the burial of ashes. It is yet to be de-
cided if memorial plaques will be al-
lowed to be placed in the designated
The committee finally proposed
tightening the rules, so that indi-
viduals will be prevented from pur-
chasing grave sites with the idea of
selling them later and making a
The proposed rule requires that
the sale of all grave sites, even be-
tween private individuals, be ap-
proved by the City Council.
The committee considered but ul-

money to remove the mobile homes,
she said. She wanted to use them for
storage purposes and she needed the
electricity connected so that she
could see when she went into them.
The planners became somewhat
exasperated by Nobel's apparent un-
willingness to meet them halfway.
"We don't have the authority to
tell you to put another home in an
ag-5 zone and you don't want to dis-
connect the power," Planner Pat
Murphy said.
In the end, the planners voted to
approve the exemption, on the con-
dition that Nobel remove one of the
mobile homes prior to pulling the
permit for construction of the house.
"I'm still stuck with a mobile
home," Noble protested. "Where am
I going to move this' mobile home
"It is not this board's responsibil-
ity to tell you how to dispose of
your mobile homes," Planning
Commission Attorney Scott Shirley
informed Noble.
(See Recurring, Page 7)

timately rejected the idea of charg-
ing different fees to non-county
City officials' consideration of the
matter is largely being spurred by a
growing demand for the grave sites
from people outside the county.
"We get a lot of people from Tal-
lahassee purchasing grave sites,"
City Clerk Emily Anderson in-
formed the committee.
Too, the rates haven't been re-
vised in more than six years.
Officials also want to avoid a re-
peat of the situation that's occurring
at the old cemetery. There, grave-
stones are deteriorating and the city
lacks the funds to address the prob-
lem, other than through volunteer
work or seeking a grant.
Officials' thinking is to use the
maintenance fees to establish a trust
fund that will allow for the upkeep
of the cemetery into perpetuity.

JCHS Quarterback Suspended

For Consensual Sex With Minor

Managing Editor

Jefferson County High School
quarterback, Carlton Hill, 19 has
been suspended from school for
consensual sex with a 16 year old
minor on the school campus.
He was charged with a contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor, a
Sheriff David Hobbs told the
News, Monday, that "we conducted
the investigation, and it remains to
be seen what action, the courts will
Hill and the juvenile were sus-
pended Feb. 16 and recommended
for expulsion.

to determine what action to take.
The next scheduled Board meeting
is March 14.

In an effort to keep students in
school an Opportunity School is in
place for situations like these.
In the Opportunity School, stu-
dents receive work from their regu-
lar teacher which they complete
under the supervision of the Oppor--
tunity School Instructional Staff.
Assuming the work is completed
as required, the student is able to
earn the credits to remain in school.
Hill just signed a letter of intent
to play football for the University of
South Florida in Tampa, Feb. 9.

Under School Board policy it He. began playing quarterback for
now remains for the School Board the Tigers in 2002.

He was named player of the week
many times.
In a prepared statement, JCHS
Principal Michael Bryan said:
"Since the incident is still under in-
vestigation by school officials and
the County Sheriffs Department,
further details are unknown at this
"It is discouraging to note, how-
ever, that the Tampa Tribune re-
ported this incident with details they
did not officially receive from
school officials, or the Sheriffs De-
"This could only mean that some-
one in the school system or the com-
munity contacted them with
information they had no authority to
"It is a shame that someone
would want us (JCHS) to be repre-
sented in such a negative light."

COMPOSED of more than 21 acres, barely
1/lOth of Oakfield Cemetery has been used
so far, according to city officials. Officials

now want to impose a fee to ensure that
money will be available for maintenance of
the cemetery when it is full. (News Photo)

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City Considers Increasing

Price Of Cemetery Sites



Hal Wilson Named

New School

Finance Officer

Managing Editor

" Hal Wilson has been appointed to-
the position of District School
Finance Officer, to fill the spot
vacated by Debbie Bruggink who
resigned to accept another position.
Wilson is a native Floridian, born
il Jacksonville and raised in Miami.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in
Accounting and Finance from the
University of South Florida, and has
18 years experience in school
He has been married 30 years and
has a son and a daughter.
Early in his professional career,
Wilson worked for the Auditor
General in St. Lucie County, and
was the Assistant Finance Director-
for 10 years.
He subsequently served as
Finance Director for another eight
When the opportunity came up,
Wilson became Chief Deputy
Property Appraiser in St. Lucie
County, a position he held for eight
Prior to accepting the position
here, Wilson worked for the Depart-
ment of Education and was the Di-
rector of the School Lunch Program.
While at DOE, Wilson met
Bruggink professionally and ex-

pressed his delight in following in
her footsteps as Finance Director
"I know Debbie was accurate and
professional and that I can count on
her past figures and reports being
accurate," he said.
"I'm glad to be in this school sys-
tem," he said, "and I have been
made to feel most welcome by all
Contrasting the position of Fi-
nance Director with his work at
DOE, Wilson said: "Here one has
many responsibilities and must be
"Likewise, the job is multifaceted
and requires flexibility, covering ar-
eas such as insurances, risk manage-
ment, cost reporting and document-
ing time employees work and where
the funds come to pay for the work,
to mention just a few aspects of the
"Credibility is a must," Wilson be-
lieves. He said that he has worked in
employee negotiations in the past
and enjoys this challenge.
Among the frustrations of the po-
sition are the countless reports
which are so important and so time
consuming, yet so necessary.
Wilson is pleased to be here and
welcomes the challenge and respon-
sibility of the position.
In his free time, Wilson enjoys cy-
cling, playing tennis, reading.


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SPEAKER at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting was Joanne
Wadsworth Brown, senior vice-president, assistant branch
manager and financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, who
discussed social security and today's economic environ-

Annual Girl Scout

Cookie Sale Ongoing
DEBBIE SNAPP Bueschel says that 453 cases had
Staff Writer --been ordered, for a total of 5,436
boxes of cookies to be sold by the
Girls :Scouts of America have eight Troops.
kicked off their annual cookie sale. The door to door Cookie Sales
Locally, cookies are available at aren't as common as they use to be.
Sorenson Tire Center, and Saturday More and more, for safety reasons,
Girl Scout Troops are expected to be Girl Scouts have been selling cook-
selling cookies at the Winn Dixie ies at booths and in groups with a
store and at CVS. parent or Leader, or to friends and
Presale of the cookies began Jan. relatives.
8, 2005, with distribution and sales Customers are offered eight differ-
running from Feb. 12 through Mar. ent types of cookies this year. These
6. include: the old fashioned Trefoils,
Troop 595 Leader Kathy Bueschel the peanut butter creme Do-si-dos,
can be reached at 413-4512 for the peanut butter patty Tagalongs,
Cookie or Scouting information, the shortbread with fudge stripes All
Scouts from Troop 187 were the Abouts, Lemon Coolers, Double
Presale winners this sale season. In Dutch, the favored Thin Mint, and
the running were Troops from Wa- the biggest selling cookie, chewy
cissa, Waukeenah, Madison, and Samoas.

Staff Writer

Among the careers discussed
with students in the Junior Leader-
ship Program last week were: nurs-
ing, food service, sales and
computer technology.
Speaking to the youth were Jane-
gale Boyd about health care and
nursing as a career.
Noanne Gwynne spoke about
food service as a career.
Barbara Hughes and Betsy Gray
of Milady's discussed dressing for
success, and Bob Rowe of Network
Technology Solutions, spoke about:
computers and echnolog.
Police Chief David Frisby gave a
power presentation that he usually

gives during Police Academy train-
ing, on leadership.
The final meeting for the group
takes place March 17, and the pro-
_gram will feature speakers includ-
ing, Realtor Tim Peary,
Motivational Speaker Joe Land
giving a program summary and
wrap-up, and John Dodson, repre-
senting the Ministerial Association.
Coordinator Jerry Boatwright
said following the speakers, there
will be the awards presentation,
which will include a savings ac-
count contribution for those stu-
dents having bank accounts, or the
opening of an account for students
at Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Awards also..include fecondi-
tioned computers awarded to the


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Loan Applications

At Farm Agency

Managing Editor

Local Farm Service Agency Di-
rector, Mark Demott reports that the
eligible residents may apply at the
1244 North Jefferson Street Office
for Federal Disaster Assistance.
This assistance is available to fam-
ily farmers and ranchers in this, and
surrounding counties, contiguous to
Alabama and Georgia Counties
which were designated at natural
disaster areas because of the losses
caused by Hurricane Ivan from
Sept. 15 to 17, 2004.
Loan applications will be received
through Oct. 11, 2005, at the local
Individual examination will be
made of each application to deter-
mine the type of emergency loan
benefits for which the applicant is

Farm Emergency loans may in-
clude funds to repair or restore dam-
aged farm property, as well as
reimburse applicants for expenses
already incurred for such purposes.
Loans based on qualifying produc-
tion losses may include funds to re-
imburse applicants for production
expenses which went into damaged
or destroyed crop and livestock en-
terprises, and to produce new crops.
Payment terms depend on the pur-
pose for which the loan is used, and
the applicant's ability to repay the
The Emergency Loan Program is
limited to family size farm: opera-
tors. The loan is limited to 100 per-
cent of the calculated actual
production loss and 100 percent of
the actual physical loss.
The loan is further limited to
$500,000 total emergency loan in-

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Pageant participation builds char-
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long friendships and unlimited op-
portunities for education.
It can also be a time of sharing
and closeness for the family.
For additional information and ap-
plication, call (850) 476-3270.

Baby Contest and Model/Beauty
Search For America's Cover Miss
and Cover Boy, set for 2:30 p.m.,
March 19 at Tallahassee Mall, seeks
local contestants.
There are eight age divisions for
girls, from birth to 25 years, and
boys for birth to five years old .
Winners will be eligible to qualify
for a $10,000 savings bond and
other prizes.
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275 Participants

Turn Out For

Step Up Florida

Staff Writer

The second annual Step Up Flor-
ida Relay drew a big turnout and
many participants Friday.
The relay began at the
Jefferson/Leon county line and
went to the Jefferson/Taylor county
line, covering an approximate dis-
tance of 50 miles and involving
some 275 participants.
The relay began with Rev. How-
ard Adams and Heidi Copeland of
the County Extension Office walk-
ing a distance of five miles from
the Jefferson/Leon County line to
Mt. Olive AME Church, where
they passed the fitness flag to two
members of the boy's cross country
team from JCHS, who ran six miles
to the former One Stop Center.
The flag was then passed to
Donna Dickens and Phil Yon of the
Florida Association of People With
Disabilities, who rode hand ped-
dled bicycles half a mile to Farmers
and Merchants Bank for the kickoff
event and groups including the
JCHS JROTC, who presented the
Colors, various school clubs, Su-
perintendent Phil Barker and JCHS
Principal Michael Bryan, as well as
members of the 4-H, and the Mon-
ticello and St. Phillips Boys and
Girls club.
Jefferson County Health Depart-
ment Director Kim Bamhill, who
emceed the event, spoke on the
importance of healthy lifestyles for
residents of the county.
County Commissioner Skeet
Joyner read the Step Up Florida
Proclamation, which was signed by
members of both the County Com-
mission and the City Council.
Jamie Rogers of Jamie's Body
Works conducted a ten-minute
warm-up and stretching session for
approximately 183 who were pre-
sent for the event.

NEW SIGNAGE at Courthouse
Circle indicates direction to
St. Petersburg, and features
breakaway poles (News

Rogers and Conley led a large
group of participants one mile from
FMB to the office of Realtor Tim
-Peary, where the flag was passed to
the ACA girl's cross country team
along with their coach Dan Nenn-
The group ran three miles to the
new JCHS and passed the flag on
to Jackie Guyton, Evelyn Thomas
and Nikki Cook, who then carried
it one mile to the Texaco on Nash
The flag went to the hands of Lu-
ther Davis and Andy Rudd who
carried it for 12.5 miles on their bi-
cycles, to Wacissa and then passed
it to the bicycling team of Donna
Melgard and Joyce Steele, who fin-
ished the leg of the relay peddling
11.5 miles to the Jefferson/Taylor
County line.
Other activities during the course
of the day included HMS students
taking part in 15 minutes of physi-
cal activity and 4-H members con-
ducting a cleanup of the hiking trail
at JES.
All together, between walking,
running and bicycling, according to
Coordinator Marianne Goehrig, the
distance of each participant added
into the totals, 285.25 miles were
covered, 183 participants in aero-
bics held at the FMB during the
kickoff conducting ten minutes
worth of exercise, plus the FCAT
Blitz activity at HMS, added up to
approximately 49.25 hours of aero-
bics and the 4-H cleanup at JES
added another 42 hours walking.
FHP Troopers Jerry Mingledorf
and Lt. Donny Moore, led and fol-
lowed the participants to ensure
their safety.
The Red Cross was on hand for
water and Gatorade and any re-
quired first aid and blood pressure
checks and nutritional information
was distributed during the kickoff.
The relay is an annual statewide
event promoting, physical activity
and healthy lifestyles.
New Signage

Phil Yon and Donna Dickens of Florida As-
sociation of People With Disabilities await
the relay flag handoff from the JCHS Boys

ACA Girls Cross Country team and Coach
Dan Nennstiel picked up relay flag in front
of Tim Peary's Office and ran three miles to

Humane Society
Announced ,

Cross Country Team, riding hand pedaled
bikes. (News Photo)

the new JCHS, Friday, in the Step Up Flor-
ida Relay. (News Photo)

Staff Writer

During the Feb. 7 meeting of the-
Jefferson County Humane Society,
President Caroline .Carswell an-
nounced that three board members
had verbally resigned their posi-
tions prior to the meeting, all citing
nprennol reasonsn

At Circle Those members included Cheryl
Bautista, Xan Holm, and Kerri Ker-
New directional signs around cher. They were not present at the
Courthouse Circle were erected meeting.
over the weekend. Also resigning for personal rea-.
sons was secretary Barbara Dudes-
According to VMS spokesperson man.
Dana Lastinger, the Department of
Elder Affairs requested from the [*
Florida Department of Transporta- Fql ri da
tion (FDOT) that the informational KidCa re
signs around the courthouse direct
motorists to St. Petersburg. Free or Low

As a subcontractor for FDOT,-
VMS had the signs erected.
The new poles are also breaka--
way poles, to make any possible
collisions with the signs not only
safer, but less expensive toreplace
if the need arise.

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The International Bazaar features
authentically prepared food from
various countries, cultural displays,
demonstrations, performances and an
international crafts market. Approxi-
mately 20-30 countries and U.S.
organizations with an international
focus participate in this event.
Special Exhibit:
"World Textiles" from the special collections
of FSU Department of Textiles and Consumer
Sciences including pieces from the Carter Col-
lection of pre-Columbian Peruvian
Musical Performance by:
TOCAMOS-Afro-Cuban Drumming Group

February 26, 2005
3-8:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events
3:30-5:30 p.m. Food taster
3-7:00 p.m.- Exhibits/Displays
3-7:30 p.m. Global Marketplace
6:30-8:00 p.m.- Cultural program

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Of Scam Here

Staff Writer

Sheriff David Hobbs warns resi-
dents to be alert for scams, both do-
mestic and foreign.
"If it sounds too good to be true, it
probably isn't" he states.
Some county residents have re-
ceived letters from Madrid, Spain,
declaring that they had won an inter-.
national lottery.
The payment processing form sent
with the letter requests the name of
the resident's bank, account number,
the swift code and routing number,
the bank address and phone number
and also requests the name of a rela-
tive, his/her occupation, address and
phone number.
The body of the letter describes a
supposed mix-up with winning lot-
tery numbers and for the company
to avoid public embarrassment, "we
ask that you keep this award from
public notice."
After observing the contents of the
envelope, Hobbs said it was a scam.
"Anytime anyone sends something
through the mail and wants any kind
of personal information, people
need to be very leery," said Hobbs.
"Don't give out any personal infor-
mation, especially banking account

"My suggestion for residents is if
you receive a letter requesting per-
sonal financial information or any
other personal information, just.
throw it away."


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How do you tackle the nursing
shortage and patient care crisis when
the number of nurses falls far short
of those needed to work in the in-
creasingly complex health care set-
tings of the future? The answer:
educate a new kind of nurse.
As part of a national pilot
program, beginning in summer
2005, the University of Florida Col-'
lege of Nursing will admit its first
class of students to become that new
kind of nurse, the Clinical Nurse
For today's patients, the health
care system is often a confusing
maze. Fragmentation of patient care,
complex technology and severity of
illness contribute to patients' frus-
trations with hospital and health care
facilities. A series of reports on the
past several years by bodies such as
the Institute of Medicine, the Ameri-
can Hospital Association -and the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
confirm the need for a beer edu,
cated nursing'workforce 'and foirre-
forms in health-care delivery
overall. The reports state that while
there is a need for more nurses to al-
leviate the shortage, simply increas-
ing numbers of nurses will not ad-
dress the critical problems in patient
National nursing leaders believe
that the CNL role can address these
issues and make significant contri-
butions to improvements in health
care. UF is among 74 participating
colleges nationally were chosen to
pilot the CNL program.
The CNL provides the link be-
tween the patient and the health care
setting. CNLs will collaborate with
the patient's family members, seek

consultation with other members of
the health care team and serve as the
patient's advocate in the health care
system. The CNL will be a source of
emotional support, empowerment
and knowledge for patients and their
families. The CNL will be a re-
source to other nurses and health
care providers.
In short, the CNL focuses on ways
for hospitals ,and other health care
facilities to provide the best possible
patient cpre.
."Nursing education must attract
and retain the best clinical nurses for
our health care settings," said Kath-
leen Ann Long, Ph;D., A.P.R.N.,.
F.A.A.N., dean of the University of
Florida College of Nursing. "The
new CNL program will Attract
'nurses who want to advance their
knowledge and abilities while re-
taining a focus on direct patient
The Clinical Nurse Leader will be;
a master's degree -prepared'general-'
ist cliniciafi who effecrivelybobrdi-
nates, manages and evaluates care
for individuals and groups of pa-
tients. The CNL will function as part
of the client's health care.team and
will bring a high level of clinical
competence and knowledge to the
point of care`
The national CNL pilot program
was developed by the American As-
sociation of Colleges of Nursing, in
consultation with AACN members,
nursing practice leaders, regulators
and other health professions.
The CNL is a partnership, between
nursing education and practice. Cur-
rently, the college has one of the
largest groups of CNL practice part-
ners! on the nation.

From Our Files

February 24 1995
March 3 has been set as the date a
grand jury in Taylor County will
consider the first-degree murder
charge against 13-year old Billy Ray
Head Jr., accused of the fatal shoot-
ing of local banker Joe Anderson Jr.
It's too late already for the county
to implement any new special as-,
sessments this year, even if it
wanted to (It would have had to
adopt a resolution of intent, com-
plete with all the requisite advertis-
ing time, by March 1).

Rural Neighbors on Partnership, a
tri-county coalition helping combat
alcohol and other drug abuse
through strong community efforts, is
hosting a two-day national Commu-
nity Exchange Program Thursday
and Friday in Wakulla and Tallahas-.

March 1, 1985
Evacuation of holocaust survivors
and their assimilation into Jefferson
County is the subject of a multi-
page nuclear civil protection plan.
Councilman Bailey Sloan wants to
start a clean up drive in the city, be-
ginning now and continuing until
the city of Monticello becomes a
beautiful and attractive city.
School Board members have
agreed upon the wording of a nepo-
tism policy, which they refer to as
the "Policy on Employment of Rela-

February 27, 1975
A local merchant received a phone
call demanding a large amount of
money and threats of bodily harm
and damage to the business if the
money was not delivered. The extor-
tionist was apprehended.
At the annual banquet of JCHS
Quarterback Club, the coveted Most
Valuable, Trophy was awarded to
Woodrow Huggins.
SThe outstanding Tiger for the final
week of the season was Horatio
Watkins. This is Horatio's third time
receiving the weekly award.
February 26,1965
Mr. And Mrs. James Bassett and
children, Jim, Joe and Anne Marie,
of Perry visited their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W.W. Bassett and Mr. and
Mrs. C.C. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilder visited
over the weekend with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Hale in Eustis.
Mrs. Frances Bowes and Mrs.
Ruth Teasley attended the beauty
show in Jacksonville over the week-
February 25, 19955
Jefferson County donated $2,112
with a quota of $2,000 toward the
March of Dimes.
Dr. U.T. Crocker was named a
member of the State Advisory Com-
mittee of Florida Veterinary Medi-
cal Association.
Miss Miriam Miller was initiated
into Delta Delta Delta at FSU.

From Our Photo File



ACA STUDENTS, in May, 1988, worked on Angel Sadler, Lamar Aman, Andrea Bana-
the "Say No to Drugs, and Yes to Life" cam- siewicz, and John Boyd. (News File Photo)
paign. L-R: Tiffany Surles, Monica Boland,

Opinion & Comment

Some Cell Phone users Intrusive

We need cell phone etiquette and
we need it bad!
It doesn't matter where you are,
you must endure the intrusive sound
of somebody's cell phone ringing.
That's for openers.
Then you must hear a conversa-
tion you care nothing about because
the cell phone user is deep in
The other day I was sitting in the
waiting room of a doctor's office
when a woman marched in barking
into her cell phone.
It appeared she was talking to her
secretary or assistant.
"Tell Bill I can't see him today.
Send that e-mail to Boston and ask
for a .quick reply. Call Harry .and
cancel lunch.
; "l.don'tknow what time I'll get
back to the office, this place is
crowded. Boy, I hope the doctor is
on time. He doesn't know how busy
I am.
"Did Shirley come tn yet? I tell
you, that woman is chronically late.
Somebody has to light a fire under



Ron Ciclion

While our cell phone user was
talking in a loud voice, she was
striding back and forth across the
waiting room.
That way every patient in the
room could get an earful of the con-
versation. '
Oh, she got some dirty looks but
wasn't the least bit deterred because
she was so engrossed in her conver-
Why do I have to endure this, I
ask myself?
Bad enough I'm sitting here wait-
ing to see the orthopedist because

SI "I think I handled all of that fairly
S well but, quite frankly, you've got a
loony tune out in the waiting room
S.--', ; who is wearing out her cell phone
S 'and I've had a bellyful of her
He smiles at me. "You might need
drugs," he said with a grin.
A little buzz appealed to me at the
moment but I said, "No, it might be
best if you give that woman out
there something to quiet her down."
"And, brace yourself for the next
patent who is probably as ripped as I
my shoulder is killing me, I have to am over the cell phone chatterer."
listen to this junk! "Thanks for the heads up," he said
In disgust I move to the very last as he twisted my arm and I grimace
seat in the back of the room to es- inpain.

cape the chatter. i "That hurts, doesn't it?" "Yes I
Oh no, here she comes storming say between clenched teeth.
around and barking into the phone. Examination over, a course of
By the way, this is the day my treatment prescribed and I head to
doctor is tied up in surgery so I see The finance window to pay co-pay.
him 55 minutes after my appoint- pay.
ment time. As I walk through the waiting
"How are you doing?" He asked room, what do I hear?'
cheerfully. "Well, Doc, it's like this. My cell phone lady saying, "Tell:
My shoulder hurts like thunder and I-Irv I must have that report in the
was unable to sleep last night. morning ."

Chocolate Supply Threatened

The enemy is witches' broom, a
evil-sounding, tree-deforming dis
ease that threatens the global caca
crop and could affect the supply c
chocolate in coming years. Rand
-Ploetz, .a professor of plant pathol
ogy with UF's Institute of Food an
Agricultural Sciences, and other re
searchers at UF's Tropical Researc]
and Education Center in Homestead
are working with the U.S. Depart
ment of Agriculture to develop nev
cacao varieties that are resistant tc
witches' broom.
Witches' broom and other disease;
that affect the cacao industry havi
been disastrous for the economies o
cacao-growing regions in Lati
America. In less than 10 years
witches' broom has reduced product
tion of cocoa beans in the Bahia re
gion of Brazil formerly a leading
producer of premium-quality cacao
by 75 percent and put tens of thou-
sands of farm workers out of work.

The disease, which deforms the same types that have been nearly

s-' branches of the cacao tree and af-,
o fects the pods that contain the cocoa
if beans from which chocolate is
y made, is also troublesome in many
- other areas of South America.
d. About 20 percent of the world's
- supply of cocoa beans now comes
h: from Central and South America,
I, and the rest comes from Africa and
- Southeast Asia. West African na-
v' tions such as Ivory Coast and Ghana
o are now the world's leading export-
Sers of cacao, with at least 40 percent
' of the world's supply produced in
e Ivory Coast alone.
f "So far, witches' broom is con-
i fined primarily to South America,
,but some fear that the increasing
ease of direct travel among tropical
- countries could lead to the spread of
Switches' broom and other cacao dis-
-eases around the globe," Ploetz said.
"The cacao varieties now being
grown in West Africa are some of

wiped out in Latin America. If
witches' broom were to spread to
Africa, it would have a huge impact
on the world's cocoa bean supply,"
Ploetz stated.
Spread by spores of a fungus
(Crinipellis pemiciosa), the disease
infects plants on which it produces
mushrooms during rainy periods.
Controlling the disease with pesti-
cides is difficult because chemical
sprays are often not effective in the
tropical, heavy-rain conditions un-
der which cacao usually thrives, he
Ploetz's research includes two ma-
jor goals: understanding genetic and
pathogenic diversity of the fungus
that causes witches' broom, and
identifying resistance to the disease
among new and existing cacao
He said the worldwide cacao crop
is genetically very narrow. Re-

searchers are working to develop a
new cultivar that could replace sus-
ceptible plants, thereby helping to
rebuild the. industry in Latin Amer-
ica and providing insurance should
the disease appear in West Africa's
cacao-producing regions.
"Of course, it's important that we
develop disease-resistant cacao
strains that also taste good," Ploetza
said. "Research shows that the best-'
tasting cacao varieties seem to be-
the most susceptible to witches'-
Ploetz said that efforts to date to.
control witches' broom have been
an international collaboration of
government and the private sector.
John Lunde, director of interna-
tional programs for Mars Inc. In'
Hackettstown, N.J., said the research
is important to the cocoa industry, as
well as consumers. "The interna-
tional collaboration and public-
(See chocolate, Page 5)

Find Diet That Really Works

If you want to make big changes
in your diet, think small. That's the
advice from dietitians who say that
while nearly one in four Americans
diet for health reasons, many fail be-
cause they try to make too drastic a
change to their lifestyles.
The best way to improve your
diet for the long haul is to make
small, specific changes," says
American Heart Association volun-
teer spokesperson Rebecca Mullis.
R.D., Ph.D, and head of the Univer-
sity of Georgia's Food and Nutrition
Department. "Fad diets are simply
quick fixes and some can actually
hurt you in the long run."
The American Heart Association
offers these tips to dieters:
Fill your shopping cart with
plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables,

which are naturally low in saturated
fat and cholesterol.
Choose whole-grain products,
including oatmeal, rice and whole-
grain breads.
Select extra-lean protein sources
such as skinless poultry, fish, leg-
umes and lean meat.
Substitute low-fat, low-
cholesterol snacks for traditional
high-fat, empty-calorie snacks. Try
baked tortilla chips and salsa or fruit
and low-fat yogurt dip.
"Keep your eyes on serving
size," says Dr. Mullis, who recom-
mends reading a product's nutrition
facts list on its label for the sug-
gested portion. A good-size guide-
line for sources of protein is a deck
of playing cards.
Get active. The only way to lose

weight is by making sure to eat
fewer calories than you bur each
day. Being physically active for 30
minutes daily can help you use more
calories and build long-term heart

The American Heart Association
suggests eating a wide variety of
foods that are low in saturated fat
and cholesterol to help reduce the
risk of heart disease and stroke, the
number one and three killers in this

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ACA Reports Honor Roll For

Fourth Six Week Period

Staff Writer

:i Principal Richard Finlayson re--
ports the fourth six weeks grading
period Honor Roll at Aucilla Chri-
tian Academy.
Students appearing on the roll, and
their grade levels follow:
In K-3, receiving all A's were:
Grace Beshears, Emily Forehand,
:Lydia Hall, Ryan Jackson, Haylee
Lewis, Lynelle Loveless, Austin
,McCord, Jacob Orr, Ayush Patel,
'Chloe Reams, Skylar Reams, Mega
Schofill, Katherine Wichel, and
;Mackenzie Wirick.
SIn K-4, receiving all A's were:
Charlie Clark, Timothy Finlayson,
Jade Greene, Matthew Greene, T. J.
Hightower, Noah Hulbert, Katie

Ernie The Cat

Seeks Home
"Ernie" has been chosen as the Je-
County Humane Society's adoptable
pet of the week.
He is a black and white domestic
short haired, neutered male feline,
with all his shots current. His date
of birth is Jan. 2004.
Anyone interested in adopting Er-
nie or any of the other many animals
currently housed at the shelter
awaiting good and loving homes,
should call 342-0244.

(Continued From Page 4)
private partnerships make this
research program unique. We are
pleased to provide both scientific
expertise and funding to help de-
velop environmentally friendly
farming methods .that small-holder
cocoa farmers can use," he said.
"We are grateful to Mars Inc. for
their generous support of our re-
search to develop environmentally
friendly methods to ensure the con-
tinued health of cocoa crops world-
wide," Ploetz said,,., ..... :,.-:
-The Chocolate Manufacturers of
America estimates that Americans
will spend $3.1 billion on chocolate
this year.

James, Carly Joiner, D. J. Key and
Ryals Lee.
Also, Abigail Morgan, Jake Prid-
geon, Quinton Thomas, Joe
-Walton, Ria Wheeler and Ted Wil-
In K-5, receiving all A's were
Stephanie English, Joshua Greene,
Sarah Hall, Jenny Jackson, Donnie
Kinsey, Lisa Lawson, Hannah
Lewis, Cole MacNeill, Sumerlyn
Marsh, Gatlin Nennstiel, Kristen
Reagan, Natalie Sorensen, Ramsey
Sullivan, Kate Whiddon, and
Kirsten Whiddon.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Meagan Beaty, Faith Demott, Sky-
lar Dickey, Joe Hannon, Tyler
Hutcheson, Erica Keeler, Emily
Knowles, Sarah Riley, Will Sircy,
Larrett Terrell, John Thomas
Walker and Hank Wirick.

In the first grade, earning all A's
were Sam Hogg, Erin Lee, Ally
Mall, Taylor McKnight, Rean
Montesclaros and Tomas Swickley.
Also, T. J. Swords, D. J. Wilkin-
son and Emma Whitmer.
Earning all A's and B's were Jake
Edwards, Katie Fulford and lan
In the second grade, earning all
A's were Ricky Finlayson, Haleigh
Gilbert, Doug Gulledge, Carson
Nennstiel, and Bryce Sanderson.
Earning all A's and B's were Ty
Chancey, Cheyenne Floyd, Hunter
Handley, Sarah James, Winston
Lee, Brooklyn McGlamory, Am-
ber Paulk, and Bradley Vollertsen.
In third grade, earning all A's
were Rachel Lark, Aimee Love,
Mary Orr, and Annie Yang.
Earning all A's and B's were Tan-

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(News Photo)

ner Aman, Lauren Demott, Casey_
Demott, Jacob Dunbar, Dakota Ely,
Hayley Grantham, Brandon Holm,
Matthew Hutchenson, Christiana
Reams and Michaela Taylor.
In fourth grade, earning all A's
were Jeffrey Falk, Jay Finlayson,
Kaley Love, Hadley Revell, and
Wendy Yang.
Earning all A's and B's were Nick
Buzbee, Anthony DeLaTorre, Han-
nah Haselden, Jared Jackson, Whit-
ney McKnight, Sammy Ritter,
Ashley Schofill and Pamela Watt.
In the fifth grade, earning all A's
were Olivia Falk, Tyler Jackson
and Shelby Witmer.
Earning all A's and B's were Levi
Cobb, Savannah Ebingher, Ashley
Hall, Austin Ritchie, Trent Roberts,
Tori Self, Kelsie Wilcox, and John
In the sixth grade, earning all A's
were Nikki Hamrick, Katherine
Hogg, Marcus Roberts, Kaitlin
Jackson, 'and Kent Jones.
Earning all A's and B's were, Tay-
lor Baez-Pridgeon, Clark Christy,
Anna Finlayson, Lisa Kisamore, G.
.H. Liford, Caroline Mueller, Devin
Reams, Elizabeth Riley, and Sarah
In the seventh grade, earning all
A's were Jacob Pitts, John Stephens
and Dana Watt.
Earning all A's and B's were Tif-
fany Brasington, Kalyn Brown,
Alex Dunkle, Jessica hunt, Saman-
tha Roberts, Brian Scholte, and
Seth Whitty.
In the eighth grade, earning all A's
were Rebekah Falk, Katelyn
Levine and Byron Love.
Earning all A's and B's were Ste-
phen Dollar, Savannah Futch,
Kasey Joiner, Erin Kelly, Nikki
Kisamore, Angela McCune, Mal-
lory Plaines, Savannah reams, Mi-
chaela Roccanti, Olivia Sorensen,
Kayla Williams, Savannah Wil-
liams and Luke Witmer:
In the ninth grade, earning all A's
were Rebekah Aman, Benjamin
Buzbee, Courtney Connell, Stepha-
nie Dobson, Alfa Hunt, Claire
Knight, Nicole Mathis, Prateen Pa-
tel, Ramsey Revcil,Bethany Saun-
ders and Hannah Sorensen.
Earning all A's and B's were
Courtney Brasington, A. J.
Connell, Aaron Connell, Elliott
Lewis, Nicole Mathis, and Tristen
In the tenth grade, earning all A's
,were Joanna Cobb, Caitlin Murphy
onri, kkitI Rroranti

Earning all A's and B's were-
Courtney Kinsey, Will Knight, Jen-
nifer Pitts, Brittany Williams and
Lisa Bailey.
In the eleventh grade, earning all
A's were Jana Connell, Ben Gran-
tham, Casey Gunnels, Jennifer Ha-
gan, and Corie Smith.
Earning all A's and B's were Amy
Blanton, Keri Brasington, Jennifer
Hagan, Jason Holton, Lindsey
Long, Kyle Peters, Matt Poston,
Christa Reese, Alexandria Searcy,

Kristyn Tuckey and Suzanne
In the twelfth grade, earning all
A's were Caroline Blair, Kayla
Gebhard, Justin Mabry, Daniel
Roccanti and Jessica Sites.
Earning all A's and B's were
Cassi Anderson, Christopher
Boykin, Kyle Day, Kayla
Gebhard, Kyle Day, Kyle Hansen,
Dorothy Holden, Jordan Patterson,
Ridgely Plaines, Amanda Sapp,
Drew Sherrod, Jessica Sites and
Lisa Wheeler.

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Isom Chosen Black

Engineer Of Year

Staff Writer

Commander Roger G. Isom, a na--
tive of Monticello, and the son of
John Wallace Isom, Sr., and Mary
Elizabeth Isom, currently serving as
the Maritime Operations Officer
with the Office of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff in the Pentagon, has been
honored as the Black Engineer of
the Year, at a recognition ceremony
in Baltimore February 17-19.
The Black Engineer of the Year
award recognizes the nominee's re-
sponsibilities, the effects his
achievements have had on the com-
pany or facility, breadth of commu-
nity outreach activities, and impact
on other minorities seeking careers
in science and technology.
Isom graduated from Jefferson
County High School in 1983, and
was accepted in the Broadened Op-
portunity for Officer Selection and

Training (BOOST) program.
He entered the Naval Academy in
1984, majoring in Aerospace Engi-
neering. He soon learned that he
-had no wish to fly, and became a
Isom excelled at the Academy,
eventually becoming the second Af-
rican American to serve as Brigade
Commander. Later in his career, af-
ter having served aboard five nu-
clear powered submarines,
Commander Isom returned the favor
to the Academy, serving as a Com-
pany Officer and influencing, by ex-
ample, other young Naval Officers
to enter the submarine community.
This year's award is not the first
for Isom. In 2001, he earned the
Roy Wilkins Renowned Service
Award from the NAACP, presented
to outstanding personnel from the
military services for outstanding
equal opportunity or civil rights ac-


Tillman To Return

Home From Iraq

Staff Writer

Jefferson County native, Staff Ser--
geant Carlos J. Tillman, will return
home after serving a year in Iraq.
He is scheduled to arrive home on
Friday, March 11, 2005 for a two
week stay.
Anticipating his arrival are: his
mother Jennifer Hill; his brothers
Vincent, Ronald, and Cedric Jones;
and his sister Kista Hill.
"We are just so proud of him and
thank God for carrying him and
bringing him back to us safely," ex-
claims his mother Jennifer Hill.
"We've been looking forward to


this day because he's been gone for
so long, but we always kept in con-
tact," she. adds.
His two week stay will be fol-
-lowed with a final stint in Germany
to complete his last few months of
military service before his July,
2005 retirement after 20 years
served in the U.S. Army.
Tillman says that he's ready for
something different in his life. He's
excited about returning to the states
and he's looking forward to getting
started with something new, right
Tillman is a 1985 graduate of Jef-
ferson County High School and a
member of the Bethel AME Church
-in Monticello.

Cub Pack 808 Receives Awards

At Annual Blue, Gold Banquet

Jones Tech Leader

At St. Phillip Club

Staff Writer

Elizabeth M. Jones is a Technol-
ogy Leader at the St. Phillip Boys
and Girls Club and has been work-
ing with the staff and students for
eight months.
Jones works with the students in
the afternoon, on their homework.
She works cooperatively with Direc-
tor Geraldine Wildgoose, in prepar-
ing work for the students, and
performs any other assigned duties.
She is a paraprofessional for the
Jefferson County Schools. She has
been with the school system for 16
years, working as a Teacher's Aide.
Among her duties, she assists
teachers :with students, makes
copies, and assists with the plans for.
daily activities.
,Jones works with Monticello New
Life, and is the Director of Pilgrim
Rest Child Development Center in'
Tampa, FL.

Jones can work independently or
in a group setting, has a high level
of tolerance, and is always willing
to go the extra mile to get the job
- She believes that being a team
player is always the key in being
successful on a.job.
Jones is known to be honest, de-
pendable and always puts the needs
of others before her own.
She is a life long resident of Jef-
ferson County and is a graduate of
Howard Academy.
She has her owners/operators Li-
censes for Daycare, four CEU Cred-
its from the University of
Gainesville, in Behavioral Manage-
ment, Special Needy Children, Drug
Training, Child Assessment and
Evaluation, CPR, and First Aid.
She is a member of Salem AME
Methodist Church.
"Jones is an asset to the Boys and
Girls Club and we are proud and
privileged to have her on our team,"
Wildgoose, states.

Nursing Center Residents

Crowned King, Queen

Staff Writer

Mary and Ike Anderson were
chosen King and Queen of the

Cupcakes and punch were served
Emily Atkinson, Jefferson Nurs---to the residents and guests by the
ing Center resident was crowned staff.
queen at the Valentine Day Ball Curtis Morgan and the Monticello
held at the Center Pointe Facility. Country Jamboree Band entertained
Residents traveling to the event with musical selections, including
include: Johnny Hill, Lois Lumpkin, old country and gospel. Everyone
and Victoria Karnoupakis. They en- was invited to dance and sing along.
joyed a good time and a great party A Black History program was
with good food, music-to sing and scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19. In the
dance to, and fine fellowship. __early morning the Rev. John Jones
gave an inspirational servk e. Later
On Monday, Feb. 14, a Valen--gave an spirational service. Later
tine's Day party was held at the lo- in e da, residents vewed a movie
,cal Center. depicting Black History.






10:30 TO 1:30



Staff Writer

In the story appearing in the Feb.
16 edition of the News; about the
retirement of Donna T. Smith after
15 years at Jefferson Correctional
Institution, the name of her sister,
Judy Lastinger was inadvertently
left off of the list of special guests.
Smith's retirement becomes offi-
cial at the end of June.

Food Distribution
Dates Scheduled
Grants Administrator Cory Yaco-
vone announces the next Food Dis-
tribution dates are Thursday, Feb.
24 and Monday, Feb. 28.
Contact Yacov6ne at 342-0175,
.or 342-0176 for more information.


Staff Writer

Cub Scout Pack,808 held its an--
nual Blue and Gold Banquet, re-
cently, at Eagles' Nest Scout Hut, in
This year's special speaker was At-
torney Buck Bird, a former Scout.
Bird spoke to the boys and guests
about his experiences in Cub Scout-
ing, showed them some of his spe-
cial memorabilia, and demonstrated
knot tying.
Scouts received their badges and
sports belt loops, with a full house
of some 70 people in attendance.
The following boys received their
Bobcat badges: Gary Weaver,
Stephan Wittig, Brandon Rudlaff,
Kenny Andrews, Zachary Bell,
Caleb Hamilton, and Chad Sweat.
Logan Cheney,' William Brinson.
and Azendi Thompson have fulfilled
some of the requirements to receive
their Tiger Cub belt totem with sev2
eral of their colored beads.
These boys have learned the Tiger
Cub Motto, the Cub Scout Sign and
the Cub Scout Salute.

Gary Weaver, Stephan Wittig,
Kenny Andrews, Caleb Hamilton,
Zachary Bell, and Brandon Rudlaff
all received their Tiger Patches.
Wolf Patches were awarded to
Brian Bowman, Chad Sweat, and
Jacob Baxter. Sports belt loops were
also awarded to them for swimming,
collecting, computers, roller skating,
music, bicycling, BB shooting, soc-
cer, and golf.
Parents of the respective boys pre-
sented their sons with the patches to
be placed on their uniforms after
they have performed a good deed,
without being asked.
Leaders were also recognized for
their outstanding participation in
programs for the boys.
These include: Tiger Cub Leader
Anna Wittig, Wolf Leader Tonia
Baxter, Webelos Leader Don
.Turner; and Cubmaster Robin
The Webelo Scouts presented. Jar-

rod Turner, Cody Bell, and Brendon
Hamilton, who fulfilled all their
Webelo requirements and the Arrow
of the Light.
They crossed over into the Boy
Scouts and will begin a new chapter
in scouting.
Scouts earning pins include: Jar-
rod Turner: citizen, fitness, geolo-
tist, sportsman, and showman.
Cody Bell: artist, athlete, citizen,
fitness, geologist, outdoorsman,
readyman, scholar, scientist, show-
man, and sportsman.
Brendon Hamilton: aquanaut, art-
ist, athlete, citizen, communicator,
craftsman, family member, fitness,
geologist, handyman, naturalist, out-
doorsman, readyman, scholar, and
Pack 808 meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday evenings.
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Visit To Tsunami Sites

Staff Writer

At a recent meeting of the Lloyd-
Lions Club, Speaker Arun Kundra
presented a slide presentation from
his recent return trip from southern
He brought back dozens of stories
to go along with the pictures of the
aftermath of the devastating
tsunami, and his presentation gave
firsthand information on the relief
efforts going on in the area.
Kundra explained that tsunami is
the Japanese word for "under water
Poor fishing villages were af-
fected the most, he said, because the
wave took all the boats from the
coastline areas and washed them
some two miles inland.
'Even the boats that had little dam-
age could not be salvaged because
there is no way to get them back to
the water. The land is sand and mud
and debris, Kundra explained.
He mentioned that the wave began
with a hit to the island of Banda
Aceh, then to the islands of Anda-
man and Nicobar, and then to Sri
Lanka. It took two hours for the
wave to reach the areas he visited.
Some of these people could have
saved themselves if they had been

He visited three villages in India,
just north of Sri Lanka. The group
he works with is helping with the
building of shelters, latrines and a
permanent orphanage.
When asked what is foremost in
his mind about his visit, and what
he'll remember the most, he says
"The smiles on the faces of the peo-
ple, the survivors. I was amazed at
the way they could still smile after
all that was ripped from their hearts
and taken from them. They were so
grateful, so humble, for the help of-
fered to them. Amazing," he ex-
He adds that long term plans are
needed over there. Rebuilding vil-
lages inundated by this recent tsu-
nami will take time, money, and the
efforts of a lot of good people.
Kundra was asked why he went on
this trip. He gave two important rea-
sons: to see how he could help and
what he could do. And, for the edu-
The South Asian tsunami claimed
more than 200,000 lives. To aid in
the relief efforts for the Tsunami
survivors through Kundra's affili-
ates, contact him at 322-6600.
Kundra will be speaking to the
Tallahassee Lions Club on
Thursday, Feb. 24.
Kundra was born in India to
highly educated parents who be-
lieved in giving back to the commu-

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nity. His mother, Vidya Kundra waS
in attendance to speak briefly and to
answer questions.
He is a mechanical' engineer by
training and received his bachelor's
degree from the Indian Institute of
Technology, and his Master's de-
gree from Stevens Tech in New Jer-
Presently, Kundra operates the
Capitol City Travel Plaza in Lloyd.
He is involved with many civic or-
ganizations including the Lions
Club and the India Association of
Tallahassee, and the 100 Club.
He has been married to Manju for
25 years and has two children,
Amita and Ashish.
In other Club news; an Induction
Ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m.
this Friday, Feb. 25 at the Club's
meeting room, 7337 Highway 158
in Lloyd. The cost for the Pot Luck
meal is $5. RSVP to Tammy Sim-
mons at 997-5005
This is a very special ceremony
and the public is invited to attend
and gather more information about
the Lions and this Club.
The Lions also will continue their
Saturday Community Flea Market
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the U-Haul
warehouse building in Lloyd. Dona-
tions of sale items are being ac-
cepted. If you can't drop the items
off at the Market, contact Simmons
to make arrangements for pick up.

ARUN KUNDRA brought candies and treats
to the children who were victims of the Tsu-

Fire Department

At Wacissa Active

In Community Evl

Staff Writer

The Wacissa Volunteer Fire De-_
partment (WVFD) has been active
with training, fundraising and vol-
unteering in the community.
Secretary Annie Gibs said volun-
teers were excited about their de-
partment and its activities.
"Fire Rescue Chief Larry Bates
has been most helpful with training,
advice, and general support," she
Gibs added that some equipment
has been donated to-the department
,by other Florida Fire Departments,
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"We are grateful f
received and hope
WVFD volun
work day recently
cleaned the static
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nami disaster in the village of Vanigiri, In-
dia, on his recent trip to the stricken area.

Gibs said that all who participated
in the Trail Ride last year had a
great time.
SThe event consists of a ride from
ts .Wacissa down to Richard Williams'
3 ts camp on the Wacissa River, a picnic
lunch, swimming, games, and the
or all that we have ride back.
to get mdre," she More information will be forth-
coming as the event draws nearer.
teers conducted Gibs concluded that volunteers are
y, and members still needed at the department and
on and equipment that any assistance is greatly appre-
;inentov rh;ief ciated.

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Bryan provided lunch for the volun-
The WVFD plans to participate in
the annual Relay for Life, coming in
April, and also plan to make avail-
able' a booth during the Bike
Tour's visit to town.
Another fundraiser is planned for
the annual Trail Ride, scheduled for
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The second petition was almost a
repeat of the first.
Melissa Yown wanted permission
to construct a house on 5.9 acres
that already contained a small dwell-
She described the existing dwell-
ing as a cottage type house, 890 sq.
feet in area, with a small bedroom
and kitchen. Her plan was to built a
larger house and convert the cottage
into a pool house for the pool she
planned to put in eventually, she
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wouldn't have a bedroom and a
Kitchen. We need to be consistent.
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property zoned for one house per
five acres. And that, he said, would
be unfair to neighboring property
owners who had purchased their
lands with the understanding that
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the discussion. "Both these applica-
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Planning Commission matters."
He recommended that both appli-
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Arredondo's decision, then they
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years now.
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Staff Writer

Though the season is over for girls-
basketball and boys teams continue
to vie for position on the list of Big
Bend Leaders, athletes from both
Aucilla Christian Academy and Jef-
ferson County High School remain
on that list.
Wrapping up the girl's season,
Keandra Seabrooks of JCHS, ended
at number 16 in scoring with 238
points, a game average of 12.5.
Shaumese Massey, JCHS, ended
in the number 17 position with 235
points, a game average of 12.4.
Kandice Griffin, JCHS, ended at
number six in rebounds with 219, an
average of 11.5 per game.
Massey fell from 11 to 12, ending
the season with 192, a game average
of 10.0; and Seabrooks fell from 19
to 22 with 180, an average of 7.4
per game.
None of the Lady Tigers made the
list in assists and steals.
In boy's basketball action, De-
mario Rivers, JCHS, climbed from
number six to five in scoring with

533 points, an average of 22.2 pere
Ridgely Plaines, ACA, fell from
12 to 14 with 395, an average of
Drew Sherrod, ACA, didn't make
the list last week and now stands at
number 25 with 331, an average of
13.2 per game.
Fabian Wilson, JCHS, was added
to the list this week at number 33
with 266 points, an average of 10.2
per game.
In rebounds, Wilson fell from five
to 11 with 217, averaging 8.7; Riv-
ers fell from 9 to 12 with 203, aver-
aging 8.5; and Sherrod climbed
from 20 to 17 with 200, averaging
Ben Grantham, ACA, fell from
21 to 27 with 129, 6.8 per game;
Griffin made the list this week at 31,
with 159, 6.4 per game; and Plaines
was also added to the list this week,
at number 32 with 156, a game av-
erage of 6.2.
No one made the list for assists
and Jeremy Tuckey, ACA, fell from
the number seven position in steals,
to number eight, with 54, averaging
3.0 per game.

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LADY WARRIOR JV Tennis Players include: both single and double matches with
Kaitlyn Jackson, and Elizabeth Shirley. Maclay. (News Photo)
Jackson was in top form recently and won

ACA JV Girls Defeat Madison,

Lafayette In Season Openers

Staff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Academy-
junior varsity softball team stands
at a perfect 2-0 season after win-
ning their season openers last
The Lady warriors went up
against Madison in what Coach-
Frank Brown called an extraordi-
nary and hard-fought game, and
came out with a 15-10 win.
"If you compare this season
opener with the games we had last
season, it was the most exciting
game in a long time," said Brown.
"There were a lot of hits and we
were up and down three times."
He added that Madison and ACA
have developed a friendly rivalry,
the girls rallied ind put ACA onto '
Sthe win. "'It %as a extraordinarily
dynamic game, said Brown. "And
we only had one week of practice
before the game."
Hannah Sorensen went three for

five, had three RBI's, two singles,
one double and one triple; Olivia
Sorensen, one RBI; Linsey Day
went two for five and had two
RBI's, one single and one double;
and Erin Kelly went two for three
with one RBI, one single and one
Paige Thurman went two for six
with two singles; Tristen Sorensen
went one for six, one RBI, one sin-
gle, and one sacrifice; Katelyn
Levine two for three, had two
RBI's, one single and one double;
Mallory Plaines went one for five
and had two RBIs, and one double;
and Nicole Mathis had one RBI
and two sacrifices.
Thurman pitched the game, gave
up nine hits and one walk and had
no strikeouts.
All told, the Lady Warriors had
15 hits, 13 RBI's and five base on
balls (walks).
When the Lady Warriors went up
against Lafayette County, they
came out with a 13-7 victory after
five and a half innings when the


time ran out.
Brown said it was a fast-paced
game, that Lafayette was a good
team, and they played well.
"The girls went into it with a lot
of momentum, still on a high from
the Madison game," said Brown.
Olivia Sorensen went two for
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Beat Maclay

Staff Writer

The Aucilla Christian Academy-
junior varsity tennis team inched
past Maclay last week for a 4-3 vid-
In singles action, Kaitlin Jacksoni
beat Macie Wilkins, 8-5.
Rebekah Aman and opponent
Neeka Ahkaran couldn't get past a
9-8 score, played the tiebreaker and
Aman won, 7-4, and Ramsey Revell
lost to Jessica Sellers.
Caroline Mueller lost to Chase
Bissell, 4-8.
Dana Jane Watt and opponent
Needa Ahkaran couldn't get past ah
8-9 score match; and Watt fought
through the tiebreaker for a 9-7 win.
Rebekah Falk lost to Hannah
Cunningham, 0-8; and Alfa Hunt
lost to Xanna Pientice, 7-9.
In doubles action, Jackson and
Mueller beat Wilkins and Neeka
Ahkaran, 8-0; Aman and Revell lost
To Bissell and Sellers, 5-8; and Watt
and Hunt lost to Pientrice and Cun-
ningham, 6-5.
The Lady Warriors face Commli-
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On the team are: Ridgely Plaines.
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Casey Gunnels, Josh Carswell, Jal
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the Patriot's Pen Contest include: First, Ty- chael Silcio.
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VFW SAFETY AWARDS were presented to: Firefighter of the Year, Jeffrey Benton, and
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the Year, Carla Piggott; and Fire Rescue liam Massey.

Staff Writer

Approximately 270 people at-
tended the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 251 annual awards ban-
quet Saturday night.
Receiving public safety awards
were Jeffrey Benton of County Fire
Rescue as the Firefighter of the
Year; William Massey of the
County Sheriffs Department as the
Law Enforcement Officer of the
Year; and Carla Piggott as the EMT
of the Year.
New post awards were given to
Volunteer Firefighter of the Year,
Joey Bryan of the Wacissa Volun-
teer Fire Department and Gary
Alday of the Ashville Area Volun-
teer Fire Department.
Other awards included the win-
ners of the Patriot Pen Contest, first
place, Tyler C. Murdock, second
place, Arsenio Bright, Jr., third
.place, Kimyrian Kirksey and fourth
place, Michael Silcio, and the
Voice of Democracy Contest, first
place, Krystal Brinson and second
place, Geneva Miller, as well as the
Citizenship/Teacher of the Year
Award going to Willie Saffo of
Three area youth were also pre-

sented with awards that were to-
tally unexpected. Daron Holmes,
Stephen Kennedy and Demontray
Johnson, who call themselves "The
-Hard Workers" had been frequently
seen around town, caring for yards
of residents, and setting good ex-
amples for other area youth.
"They have shown outstanding
concern for the appearance of other
youth in the community and they
are setting a good example of what
young people should be all about,"
said Post Commander John Nelson.
The three boys were each given
caps, shirts and trousers to be used
as work uniforms and the VFW
will present them with a new push
lawnmower sometime this week.
"They were elated," said Nelson.
Awards also presented included
The Buddy Poppy Award, The
Citizen's Award and Commander's
Star Award went to Donald Nichol-
son, and Certificates of Apprecia-
tion were presented to VFW
committee chairs.
Farmers and Merchants Bank
provided $200 for the Voice of De-
mocracy Awards, Capital City Bank
provided the $100 savings
bond and Jackson's Drugs supplied
the safety awards.
Those attending included Key-
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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 provide a 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 RFP 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 innovative
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 (CBO),
and labor surplus area firms.
Govern iental/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.nfwdb.org -> News and Events ->
Friday, February 11, 2005 MANDATORY
Bidders' Conference: Thursday, February
25, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Proposals Due: Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
Action Regarding Funding: April 19, 2005
Period of Performance: July 1, 2005 -
June 30, 2006.
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In accordance with Fl Statue: Public
Auction March 19, 2005 @ 10:00 am
1993 Ford Vin#1FALP5244PA162021
1994 Chevy Vin#1GCCS1442R8182874
1988 Foid Vin#IFMDA1UOJZB38765
1S92 Toyo Vin#JT2MX83E6N0085669
To be sold as is for Towing & Storage
charges. Conditions & Terms at Auction.
Dave's Towing 7261 East Washington St.
Monticello, Fl 32344 / (850)342-1480.
2/23, chg

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 24th day of February, 2005, at
11:00 a.m. Dated this 21st day of
February. Signature, Clerk of Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida.
2/23, chg


North Florida Community College,
Madison, Fl. 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?
SCall 850-973-1614. EOE
2/18,23 chg.

Administrative assistant for busy
newspaper office.
Call Ron Cichon, 997-3568

The City of Monticello is accepting
applications for the position of Police
Patrol Officer. This position requires a
minimum of a high school diploma and
Florida Police Standards. The successful
candidate must live in Jefferson County or
be willing to relocate. The ideal candidate
will have demonstrated police skills, have
some advanced education and some
advanced police 'certification, such as
Radar or Breathalyzer. The successful
candidate must complete a Department
field training program within the first
month. The position requires a
background check. Salary and benefit
information available upon request.
Submit application and resume to: City of
Monticello 245 S. Mulberry St. Monticello,
Fl 32344 by March' 7, 2005
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace. Please
contact Patti Claiborne, Deputy City Clerk
with ad confirmation and proce ASAP, at
850-342-0289, Fax 850-997-2217, or
e-mail, compatti@earthlink.net Thanking
you in advance.
2/23,25, chg
Methodist Church Little Angels Preschool
has opening for substitute teachers.
Applicants must be Christian and have
required child care courses. Please call


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Fast Track Foods or Land O Sun Mngmt.
NOW HIRING Managers, Asst. Managers
and retail assistants in Monticello area.
Competitive pay. Call 1-352-333-3011
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"Part time janitorial help needed in the
Monticello area. Call 681-3148"
2/18,23,25,3/2, chg
REQUIRED. 342-3288
2/18, tfn

Do you need your home or office cleaned?
Feel free to call Gina or Rebecca at
342-1486 or 510-0998 for low rates.
2/18,23,25, pd
Get Your Florida Real Estate License
ONLINE! Bert Rogers School of Real
Estate Over 600,000 Graduates Since 1958
Call for a free Brochure! 1-800-432-0320
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
Home child care (in-town) 6 wk-up F/T
Professional, fun, loving atmosphere, call
Heather 519-2369
2/16,18,23,25 pd
Home Health Care Equipment Jackson's
Drug Store. We bill Medicare Call for a
assessment of your needs. 997-3553. UPS


Ours is a "seeker friendly" church. We
believe that God will meet us wherever we
are on our spiritual journey. Christ
Episcopal Church, three blocks N of the
courthouse. Sunday service at 10:00 A.M.
1/16 c

We extend a special invitation to sinners,
doubters, lost sheep, the confused or
merely curious. Christ Episcopal Church,
jhree Blocks N of the courthouse. Sunday
service at 10:00 A.M. 997-4116.
2/23, chg.

iAppliance' Repairs: washers, dryers,.
stoves,' refrigerati(.' Owned and
operated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648. Leave
Backhoe Service: driveways, roads,
ditches, tree & shrub removal, burn piles.
Contact Gary Tuten 997-3116, 933-3458.
tfn, 4/28
Do you want to be just a
Christian, with 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
10/1, tfn


Free Mobile Home You Move!! 2
Bedroom, 10' X 50' needs to be moved
call 997-6259

Celebrating 21 years /
Baby Contest &
BeautylModel Search -<
America's Cover Miss &
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For information to enter call or visit
our website at: www.floridacovermiss.com
(850) 476-3270 or (850) 206-4569
Email: covennlss@aol.com
Aae Divisions
Girls: birth-limo, 12-23mo, 2-3yr, 4-6yr, 7.-yr, 10-12yr,
13-15yr, 16up. Boys: birth-2yrs and 3.6,yrs.
March 19 1:30 p. m.
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RV/Mobile Home Lot for rent @
Monticello Meadows 19' South.
850-997-1630 Park Manager Liz.
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Jefferson Place Apartments: 1 & 2
bedroom, Central H/A Stove Refrig. -
Carpet Blinds, Laundry Room, -
Handicapped Apartments. US 19, 1468 S.
Waukeenah, St. 850-997-6964. Equal
Housing Opportunity
1/26 s/d

2 BR, 1 B house call 997-3368
2/11,16,18,23 chg

Free Lake view from your 14x20 deck
when you lease this 3 BR/2BA w/LR and
Den. Available April 1, 2005 No Pets call
G.B at 997-3151 or 544-2240
2/16,18,23,25 pd

3BR/2BA, Av.4/1/05, 2.5 MI. S of
Monticello, EX. COND., C H/A, HW
Floors, LRG. Kitchen, Carport, Approx
2300 Sqft. No Large Pets. $700/Mo 2st &
Last Month Dep., $700 Pet Dep. Ref.
Required. 800-252-2755 Days
800-535-8729 Nights.
2/16,18,23,25 pd

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
12/08, tfn

New Living Room Set. Suggested list
$1400, sell sofa $275, loveseat $225, chair
$175, Set $625. Hardwood frames with
lifetime warranty. 850-222-9879
1/12, tfn, c

BAHIA HAY ROLLS $25.00 a roll. Call
997-8180 or 210-2441
2/23,25,3/2,4, pd

For Sale or Rent: Mobile Home 3 BR/2
Bath, Fireplace. 24x48' Selling for payoff
price, about $43,196 Call for details:
Barbara 997-5554.
2/23,25,3/2,4,9,11, pd

Keystone 2002 Everest, model 363K,
5th-Wheel, Fiberglass 3-slideouts. Priced
for quick sale. Book Price, 997-5441.
7/23,'5,3/2,4,9,11,16,18, pd.

Living room couch, chair w/ottomon $350.
Gold hide-a-bed $25. Call 997-3808
2/18,'3, pd.

Crape Myrtle, Red Oaks, Red & White
Maples, White Blooming Flowers. Priced
to sell $1, $2, $5, $10. Call Nathaniel after
4:30 p.m. @ 342-3246.
2/23,25,3/4,11, pd


Homes for Sale Hwy 14, Madison. Use
your tax return to make a down payment
on your own place! Owner financing. Easy
Terms. If you have a steady job and a 10%
down payment you can choose your own
interior and exterior colors. Front porch
included. Two and three bedrooms
available. Payments as low as $400 per
month. Call 997-4000.
1/19, s/d
Highgrove Subdivision: Hwy 14, Madison.
Improved lots with septic system, city
water, gas, and electric pole for sale.
Ready for your late model or new mobile
home. DW, SW, & TW. Site built homes
welcome. Owner Financing. $1,500.00
down. Easy terms 997-4000.
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Great Buyl 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 Listinq 29 acres near town with fields
and forest asking only $10,000 per acre
Paso Farm 29 acre horse farm 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
Cheap!! 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

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Citizens Urged To Be Cautious

With Over Counter Medication

With the constant variation in
temperature recently playing havoc
on sinuses, the Florida Poison In-
formation Center (FPIC) reminds
the public to use the same precau-
tions with over-the-counter medica-
tions as they do with their
prescription medications.
Debra Forest, RN, Senior Spe-
cialist for FPIC stated, "As with
prescription medications, dosing
errors also occur with over-the-
counter products, and are often due
to taking or being given a medica-
tion dose twice.
"FPIC advises parents and care-
takers to establish a routine for tak-
ing medications, and communicate
with all family members to ensure
that a medication dose is not taken
or given twice."
Commonly used over-the-counter
products, like pain relievers and
cough medicines, can be harmful if
misused or abused.
FPIC offers the following guide-
lines for taking over-the-counter
medications safely;
Read the medication label be-
fore each use, follow directions
precisely. If you do not understand
the instructions call the product in--
formation phone number on. the la-
bel, or contact your pharmacist or
Follow the recommended dose;
do not extend the maximum daily
dose stated on the label.
Be careful when taking more
than one over-the-counter medica-
tions. Medications may contain the
same or similar active ingredients,
which when added together, may-
exceed themaximum safe dosage.
Some over-the-counter prod-
ucts should not be mixed w ith pre-
scription medications. Always
speak to your pharAacist or physi-
cian before taking more than one
prescription niedication or over-
the-counter medicine.

Keep all medications, including Be aware of medications or
over-the-counter products, out of other household products that look
children's reach, locked up and out like candy or food.
of sight. Small amounts of some
adult medicines can be harmful or Post the Poison Information-
life-threatening to a child. center's emergency hotline phone
Never call medication candy. number (1-800-222-1222), near the
Do not let small children see phone.
you taking any medication.
Keep all medicines and house- If you or anyone in your house-
hold chemicals in containers fitted: hold takes the wrong kind of medi-
with safety caps. cation or the wrong dose, call the
Always turn on the light prior hotline and the health care profes-
to taking any medication. -sionals at the center will immedi-, ;
If you wear eyeglasses, put ately respond to poison.
them on before taking any medica- emergencies and answer poison-;
tion. related questions about .-.
Never take medication out of medications, and other potentially
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