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LZ?'RY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Editorial, Page 4
Story, Page 7
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For 17th Year
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137TH YEAR NO.19, 50 CENTS Published Wednesdays & Fridays
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2005
State Makes Buy,
The County Will.
Plans For Purchase
Started 1 Year Ago
Senior Staff Writer
The county's latest push for pur-
chase of land at the head of the Wa-
cissa had its beginning in the
county's legislative committee more.
than a year ago.
According to committee member
Dick Bailar, a key player in the ef-
fort, Committee Chairman Felix
"Skeet" Joyner charged him in early
2004 to try and. "get something
moving" on the purchase, identified
by commissioners as one of the
county's top priorities.
"For years the county has desired
to gain control of the head of.the
Wacissa River,...but it never seemed
to get off the ground," Bailar says.
Bailar's first step was to contact
two principal players in the conser-
vation land acquisition program:
Manley Fuller of the Florida Wild-
life Federation, and Grant Gelhart of
the Department of Community Af-
fairs, Community Properties Trust
"The two were very helpful in
identifying persons for me to con-
tact," Bailar says.
SOn Feb. 13, Bailar scheduled a
meeting in Gelhart's Tallahassee of-
fice. Attending that meeting were
Commissioner J. N. "Junior" Tuten,
Property Appraiser David Ward,
Mayor Julie Conley and representa-
tives of various state agencies and
The purpose of the meeting, ac-
cording to Bailar, was "to develop a
strategy that would result in acquir-
ing the head of the Wacissa River
for conservation and eco-tourism
The upshot of the meeting, ac-
cording to Bailar, is that Jerry Scar-
borough, director of the SWRMD,
stepped up to the plate.
"At the 11th hour, so to speak,
Scarborough said his agency had
flexible procedures and funds, did
not need competitive applications,
and would assist the county in ob-
taining the land. If it was buyable,
SRWMD would help us to get it."
Bailar says at least three other
agencies pledged funds for.manage-
ment, infrastructure and such at the
"Secure the site and then establish
a development program was their
advice," Bailar says.
On March 4, Scarborough re-
ported to county commissioners that
one of three property owners whose
land bordered the river was willing
to sell. Scarborough asked for a
resolution affirming the county's de-
sire to proceed with the project.
On April 13, Tuten and Bailar at-
tended the SRWMD Board meeting
.in Live Oak. Tuten presented the
county's resolution and Bailar peti-.
tioned the board for $225,000 to buy
"The board was unanimous in its
acceptance and instructed Scarbor-
ough to proceed with the requisite
steps," Bailar' says. "Survey, ap-
praisal, contract, etc."
At the time, it was expected that
the negotiations would take 60 to 90
days to complete. That was before a
series of hurricanes and other delays
caused the deal to be pushed back.
Finally, at a Dec. 14 meeting that
Tuten, Conley and Bailar attended,
the SRWMD authorized the pur-
chase and instructed Scarborough to
close the deal.
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INSTALLING the new sign at Hopkins Landing are Road
Department employees Sam Jones, left, and Vince Little.
Senior Staff Writer
Give Road Superintendent David
Harvey credit for trying to upgrade
Hopkin's Landing -- a little known
public access point to Lake Micco-
sukee on the Jefferson County side.
Hopkin's Landing, in fact, is the
only public access point to the lake
on the Jefferson County side.
County crews have been maintain-
ing the mile-long -ine that leads
back to the landing for at least five
years, according to Harvey. That in-
cludes picking up litter alongside
the lane and maintaining trash bar-
rels at the landing itself.
Wacissa River Head
Senior Staff Writer
County officials are very near re-
alizing their longtime goal of own-
ing property at the head of the Wa-
At the least, county officials and
others who have been working as-
siduously on the project for the last
year have assured public ownership
of what the Suwannee River Water
Management District (SRWMD)
calls "the capstone of the beautiful
Wacissa River corridor."
After years of futile attempts to
purchase property at the head waters
and months of hushed negotiations
in this latest round, the SRWMD an-
nounced in January that it had nego-
tiated the purchase of a 22-acre par-
cel just inside the district's western-
rn ist boundary.
"Acquisition of this 22-acre parcel
...will help provide protection for
Sthe entire river and for two second-
magnitude springs located on the
property's west border," states the
district's January newsletter.
COMMISSIONER J. N. 'JUNIOR' TUTEN,
left, and Dick Bailar, here talking at a com-
mission meeting, were key players in the ef-
Charlie Houder, SRWMD deputy
executive director, on Friday de-
scribed the 22-acre parcel as begin-
ning just west of the dirt road that
enters the popular recreational spot
a mile south of the hamlet of Wa-
"Basically, the diving board will
be on our property," Houder said.
"But there's a good chance that the
boat ramp is off the property."
He said a more accurate descrip-
tion of the property will be available
when the surveys and other appro-
fort to secure the purchase of the head of
the Wacissa River. (News Photo)
Aggressive Local Parties
Will Benefit Community
Senior Staff Writer
The two once-seemingly dormant
political parties in the county have
come awake in recent months, with
both embarking on aggressive re-
cruiting, fundraising and promo-
The Republican Party may have
started the trend in November, when
a group of its forward-looking mem-
bers took control of the executive
Now the group is in the process
of trying to eliminate the internal di-
visions caused by the election and
strengthening itself for the "heavy
lifting of electing local Republican
. In a preamble to the group's first
newsletter, Chairman Clyde Simp-
son extends an olive branch to mem-
bers who did not support the change
to the executive committee.
"I want you to know I respect
your views and would appreciate
your involvement in our effort to es-
tablish an organization that is sec-
ond to none,, anywhere," Simpson
He also calls for the formation of a
committee of volunteers who "can
tackle the projects we haven't had
the people power to handle before."
Among the ideas and project that
Simpson proposes for extending the
influence of the Republican Party in
the county: Republican clubs for
teens, college students, young
adults, women and minorities; an
outreach program in strong support
of the state's commitment; and
fundraising and membership drives.
He also expresses enthusiasm for
promised help from the state party
to counties with small Republican
bases. According to Simpson, 27 of
the smallest counties will be eligible
for matching funds from the state
party on a 3-to-1 basis.
"That is, for every dollar that we
raise for the party, the state party
will kick in an additional $3 -- up to
a maximum $7,000 contribution
from the Republican Party of Flor-
ida. This will be a great incentive as
we begin serious fund raising activi-
ties in Jefferson County."
The local Democratic Party also
has undergone a dramatic reorgani-
zation, with the election of a new
chairperson. Eleanor Hawkins and a
(See Parties Page 7)
private paperwork are completed.
The acquisition is scheduled for an
April 30 closing.
The state is expected to pay
$225,000 for the property, with the
funds coming from the Florida For-
ever Trust Fund.
Houder said the plan is for the dis-
trict to enter an agreement with the
county for the care of the property.
But he said the details of the agree-
ment have yet to be worked out.
As for the purchase taking place
now, as opposed to years earlier,
Houder said the timing was right.
Notwithstanding the long prepara-
tory work that it took to get to the
negotiating stage, he said the actual
negotiations didn't take very long.
"I think he (Don McEwen) got to
a point in his life where he was
ready to sell and was willing to deal
with the district," Houder said.
As for the 10-acre parcel that lies
east of the road and that possibly
takes in the boat ramp, Houder said
the SRWMD is opened to the pur-
chase of that property: But he said
the owner appears unwilling to sell
at this time.
"I have tried to contact him and
have been unable to do so," Houder
said. "There appears to be no inter-
est on his part."
In its newsletter, the SRWMD
states that the 22-acre acquisition
will help complete a protected wild-
life and recreation corridor along the
river, "listed as one of the most im-
portant areas of biological diversity
in the country."
The acquisition assures that about
95 percent of the river corridor is in
the hands of the state, with the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) owning the ma-
jority of it.
Commissioner J. N. "Junior"
Tuten said Monday that the idea is
to establish a partnership between
the county, the SRWMD and other
"What we are envisioning is that it
will be a park that will be managed
by the county in partnership with
other agencies that can supply the
money," Tuten said. "It won't be a
tax burden to county residents."
He said the plan is also for the
park to be a family-oriented facility.
"We want to man it and control it
so that it will be a family atmos-
phere," Tuten said.
He said it was possible that on-
site camping would be allowed
Tuten was a key player in the ef-
fort to get the state to purchase the
Wacissa River property, along with
Dick Bailar, a member of the legis-
County officials' main concern
was that a developer would buy the
property and bar public access to the
popular recreational site.
Besides providing fishing and
boating opportunities, the Wacissa
River is recognized as one of the
state's few remaining wild rivers.
And the Wacissa River Canoe Trail
is officially designated part of Flor-
ida's Statewide System of Green-
ways and Trials.
A week and a half ago, Koad De-
partment'employees installed a new
sign at the landing, in keeping with
Harvey's plans for the further up-
grade of the place.
As he sees it, the scenic woodland
lane that leads to the landing would
make an excellent hiking and biking
trail. Harvey, in fact, has been talk-
ing with Health Department Kim
Barnhill about the possibility of
seeking a grant for such a project.
"We have only one landing on our
side of the lake," Harvey says. "I
want to preserve it."
Hopkin's Landing is accessible
from West Lake Road. To get there,
travel west on the road, go past the
Ft. Chapel Church, and turn left on
the Hopkin's Landing Road.
Road Department Trying
To Upgrade Lake Landing
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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 2, 2005
CAST of 'Nunsense' opening 8 p.m. Friday at the Opera
House at dress rehearsal. L-R: Marisa Bueschel, Lisa Rea-
Siu, Judi Persons, Rebecca Burkart, Jan
Sets Fundraising Events,
The Jefferson County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee is host-
ing a fund raising event on March
The group is planning a St. Pat-
rick's Day Dinner with traditional
Irish dishes such as Shepherd's Pie
and Irish stew, which will be pre-
pared by local chefs.
The dinner will be held at the Jef-
ferson County Chamber of Com-
merce Building at 7:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 15.
Before dinner, there will be a so-
cial hour at the Avera-Clarke house
at 6:30 p.m.
In addition, Senator Rod Smith,
Democratic candidate for Governor
has been invited to speak. Local
county officials have also been in-
vited to attend.
A donation of $10 per person is
requested. Guests are encouraged
to wear green and bring a book for
the upcoming library book sale to
benefit the Jefferson County Li-
This community event will be en-
tertaining and informative.
For reservations or information,
call Eleanor Hawkins at 997-2863.
The Committee will hold regular
meetings at the Jefferson County
School Administration Building
every other month as follows;
April 12, June 15, Aug. 9, Oct. 11
and Dec. 13.
In between regular meetings, the
group plans to have dinners and
other fundraising events to support
the goals of the local party.
This week, the Committee an-
nounced that two of their members
gave $100 on behalf of the Com-
mittee to the FCAT Initiative Fund,
to reward students for superior per-
formance on the FCAT.
Also a group of the Committee
members attended the town hall
meeting on health care held in Tal-
lahassee by Congressman Allen
Rotary International Active 100
Years; Local Group 22 years
Rotary International marked its.
100th anniversary last month and
the local chapter celebrated 22 years
df service to the community.
2 Over the years, through caring,
hard work and much dedication, the
lIcal club has awarded in excess of
$100,000 to local organizations.
SPast President James Muchovej
gave a brief history of the local club.
SThe Monticello Rotary Club was
founded in February of 1983, spon-
sored by the Rotary Clubs of Talla-
1assee Capital, Tallahassee
lorthside and Tallahassee Colonel
'~ete" Ballas, the club Godfather,
"*Nap' Ellis and Wilson Carraway
viere instrumental in the founding of
Of the 20 founding members,
four, including first president Mike
Sims, first secretary Bill Douglas,
Ron Cichon and Jack Brinson, are
The local organization is consis-
tently active in the community,
heading many projects, such as,
building handicap ramps for the
needy, constructing a bridge over
the stream on the nature trail behind
the Jefferson Elementary School,
and actively assisting the needy dur-
ing the holidays.
The club is very hands on, and
more than 80 percent .of the mem-
bership participate in club projects.
Other projects have included a
deck for the Eagles Nest, and schol-
arships for students in vocational ar-
Rotary has had a place in helping
to celebrate the county Watermelon
Festival as it holds a public barbe-
cue on the Friday that begins the
weekend-long celebration. (This
years barbecue will be held June 27
from 5-8 p.m.)
These homemade meals have
been served to as many as a thou-
sand people within a three year pe-
Internationally, the club has been
active in many projects and has
sponsored Dr. Wesley Scoles, presi-
dent, in medical missions to Guate-
Also, the club has sponsored a Ro-
tary Ambassadorial Scholar from Ja-
pan. This year, the club has
-sponsored the Rotary centennial
Group Study Exchange leader,
Muchovej, who will be taking a
group of four professionals from the
District of Santa Catarina, Brazil for
five weeks beginning in April.
The Monticello Rotary Club is
small by most standards, with about
25 members, however, it is a strong
and well-knit club. The membership
includes many influential people
who are united in the ideal of "Serv-
ice To Community."
Muchovej said, "The Monticello
Rotary Club clearly demonstrates
that great things often come in small
packages, and is honored to provide,
Service Above Self'.
Contributions to the Rotary Foun-
dation are of great importance to
The club currently has 10 active
Paul Harris Fellows. They include:
Bill Beaty, Jack Brinson, Ron Ci-
chon, Mary Frances Drawdy, James
Muchovej, Chris Peary, Tim Peary,
Randy Pierson, Mike Sims and Don
According to Rotary International
President Glenn E. Estess,'Sr.,.on
February 23, 1905, the inspiration of
one man, Paul P. Harris, was the
birth of what is now known as Ro-
Capital City Bank
Capital City Bank will host a
fundraiser to benefit Jefferson
County's 2005 Relay For Life "A
Blast From The Past", 10 a.m. to 6
p.m., Friday March 4, in the lobby.
The meal will be hot dogs, potato
chips and an ice cold drink for only
All proceeds from this event will
go to benefit The American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life.
The young lawyer met with three
business associates in a small office
in downtown Chicago. They talked
of starting a "Booster Club" and the
group eventually laid the ground-
work for the world's first service or-
The group of four eventually grew
and expanded across borders to
form an international organization
dedicated to humanitarian service
Rotarians have provided more
than $1.4 billion for service projects
in more than 166 countries.
Rotary supports the world's larg-
est privately funded international
scholarship program and sponsors
one of the world's most popular
youth exchange programs.
Rotarians have also been .leaders
in the global fight against Polio,
saving millions of children from this
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 2, 2005 PAGE 3
RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS held their first
meeting last week to learn what options
were available for animal control. L-R: Bob-
bie Golden, co-organizer, David Hobbs,
sheriff. (News photos)
SARAH, JOHN IARUSSI, co-organizers of
Responsible Pet Owners with speaker As-
sistant State Attorney Michael Bauer learn
what legal recourse to take in animal con-
trol. (News Photos)
Responsible Pet Owners Meet
With Sheriff, State Attorney
Sheriff David Hobbs and Assistant
State Attorney Michael Bauer were
the main speakers at a recent meet-
ing of a newly formed group of con-
cerned citizens called Responsible
Pet Owners of Jefferson County.
Attending the meeting, and speak-
ing briefly to the packed Chamber
of Commerce building, was Charles
Nichols, son of Ruby Huckaby, the
woman who was brutally attacked
and mauled by a pack of dogs last
Huckaby is still hospitalized and is
receiving treatment and therapy at
the Centre Pointe Rehab Center in
Tallahassee on Centerville Road.
Hobbs noted that from this day
forward, dog complaint calls com-
ing into his office will be reported
separately. He will send a deputy
out to investigate each call, but he
wants the public to keep in mind
that when a deputy is out investigat-
ing a dog complaint call, this dep-
uty is then unavailable to answer
any other, possibly more critical
"All calls are just as important to
us.as the\ are io the individual mak-
ing them," Hobbs said.
He states that the only dog ordi-
nance in the books is that of danger-
ous dogs/pets, and there are none for
At this time, the Sheriffs Depart-
ment can only be peace keeper to
the neighbors with dog issues. If the
dog/pet does damage, it is the re-
sponsibility of the owner, and can
become a civil or liability issue after
the Health Department and Humane
Society get involved.
If someone is bitten, the deputy
can only ask that the owner pen the
animal until the Health Department
is notified and tests for rabies and
other diseases are done.
Hobbs also mentioned that the
Sheriffs Department will report all
dog bites and vicious dog related
calls to the District Attorney's Of-
Bauer spoke to the group and dis-
tributed copies of the States Statutes
concerning dogs/pets. He noted that
some of these statutes have been in
affect since 1893, so neighbors have
been having problems with roaming
dogs/pets for some time now.
He spoke about the civil and libel
issues concerning pets and their
owners, and also read a letter from
Atty. Michael Reichman that noted
some of the avenues neighbors can
take when dealing with nuisance
Also indicated were damages that
can be awarded against the owner of
the dog/pet should it become a
criminal case. A dog/pet can be put
on probation for life if it does dam-
age and the owner is charged with
misdemeanor damage charges.
It is important to report, and docu-
ment, nuisance dog/pet situations.
Bauer addressed some relevant
statutes, such as Ch.767.03, detail-
ing Good defense for killing dog.
This means that you cannot shoot a
dog just because it is on your prop-
Question and answers followed,
and some of those present recounted
terrifying experiences they have had
with out of control animals.
It was agreed that what happened
to Huckaby should never have hap-
pened. People should be able to take
a walk freely and without fear, but
there have to be laws relating to the
situation, and there have to be more
responsible pet owners.
The group has made the decision to
check with neighboring rural coun-
ties to find out just what they are do-
ing to address this issue.
They will take a look at their ordi-
nances to see what can be done le-
gally.to address the situation here.
Also, the group will try to find
out how enforcement in other coun-
ties is being funded.
"How can we activate ordinances
to solve our problems with nuisance
dogs and pets in our own back yards
is what we hope to accomplish,"
was the final statement made by
The group will meet again when
they acquire the necessary informa-
tion discussed at the meeting.
Anyone wishing updates on the
group's progress can contact Golden
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Famed Actor Touts
Good Heart Health
'Henry Winkler is best known as
"The Fonz" in television's "Happy
Days" and, more recently, as a law-
yer on the Emmy award-winning
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Now Winkler is taking on another
role that is very close to him person-
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can Heart Association on The'
Cholesterol Low Down to help dis-
pel myths about heart disease and
urge people to have heart-to-heart
talks with their families and doctors
about their personal risk factors for
"I've always tried to stay healthy
by watching what I eat and exercis-
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ing everything right," Winkler said.
"So I was surprised and worried
when my doctor told me I had high
cholesterol and that I could be at
risk for heart disease."
Winkler is proof that anyone can
have high cholesterol and be at risk
for heart disease: young or old,
overweight or thin. Winkler's par-
ents both suffered from heart
Family history of high cholesterol
or heart disease can play a major
role regardless of how much a per-
son weighs or how they eat.
In fact, the majority of cholesterol
found in the blood is made by the_
body. Only a small amount comes
from the foods we eat.
"I'm encouraging everyone to
have a heart-to-heart with their
families and doctors about their per-
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did and now I'm taking steps to
lower my risk for heart attack and
stroke by eating better, exercising
regularly and taking medication to
help lower my cholesterol," said
"I want to be around to enjoy my
children and their children."
Risk factors for heart disease in-
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pressure, diabetes, family history of,
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"Don't wait to take care of your
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From Our Files
TEN YEARS AGO
March 8, 1995
Although the Adult School by
definition is designed to provide
services for those 18 years of age
and over, a gradual increase is oc-
curring in the number of underage
students taking the GED tests.
The county got a jump on the rest
of the state on Thursday, celebrating
the Florida Sesquicentennial --
150th anniversary of statehood --
ahead of time.
More than 200 persons -- many of
them World War II veterans them-
selves -- attended.the memorial din-
ner held Friday night at the Opera
House to honor county son and
WWII hero Sgt. Ernest I. "Boots"
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 6, 1985
Passenger rail service across North
Florida is receiving a lot of attention
from community leaders and citi-
zens. Monticello City Councilmen
voted to encourage the restoration of
passenger rail service across North
Florida at the Council meeting in
Flames shooting into the night, ex-
ploding diesel fuel cans, and toxic
chemicals greeted the Monticello
Fire Department as they arrived at
the residence of Bill Cannon shortly
after midnight last Wednesday.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 6, 1975
The first (and maybe last) big
snowfall of the season hit Monti-
cello Tuesday morning at approxi-
mately 9 a.m. Boy, how's that for
detail? But then, that's just about
how long it lasted. Don't get out
your snow shovels yet, but we have
proof-- it did snow!
During the fall JCHS's Business
Department received Federal funds
to improve the department. The
funds were used to purchase some
much needed modern equipment.
Representing Jefferson County
young farmers and ranchers at a re-
cent agricultural conference, spon-
sored by the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation, in Tallahassee were
Gary and Donna Fulford and Gibby
and Maxie Miller.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Smith and
Darrell spent Sunday in Gainesville
visiting her parents Rev. And Mrs.
Blair Armstrong, a Monticello
sixth grader was winner of the 1965
spelling contest in Jefferson County
sponsored by the Tallahassee Demo-
crat and Monticello Kiwanis Club,
held at the Wacissa School.
FIFTY YEARS AGO'
March 4, 1955
Shirley Cox and Jeanette Folsom,
Credit Card Firms Flatter Us
Seems like every week I get an-
other offer of a credit card with fan-
tastic rates and a whopping credit
line. I suspect you get this kind Of
I rather like the letters that accoim-
pany the offer. They are surefire
The letters usually go something
like this: "You've been chosen for
this super duper credit card with
next to nothing interest rate (for the
first six months, you understand),
because of your outstanding credit
"A person in your position needs
access to instant cash and a systefi
to keep track of your purchase
which we do for you in our monthly
billing process :
"\e offer )ou a line of credit o
up to $25 000."
See what I mean about these lefi
ters pumping up the old ego? These
credit card folks think I'm some-
thing special, don't ya see?
I have to admit they are right
about the need for instant cash. Just
the other day I had just enough
money with me to buy my lunch.
Of course, I rarely carry muh
cash with me because I usually
don't need it I don'i shop and bjj,
anYthing so what do *l.need with'
, Then there's the matter of the re-
cord the credit card company offers
to keep for me. Is that such a big
Do folks really need somebody
else to keep track of what they
spend? I dunno.
On the credit line up to $25,000.
That certainly has a nice ring to it,
doesn't, it ... .....
Y ou understand. ot course, the of-
fei reads "up to" $25,000 So the
credit line could be a paltry $1,000.
As I said, the letters with the credit
card offers are pick-me-ups and for
that one should be grateful.
There's so much about us suggesf-
ing we're not young enough, rich
enough or trim enough that it's nice
to hear a positive word now and
Too bad responding to the credit
card offers can be a first step to seri-
ous financial problems. Experts say
bankruptcies are at an all time high
and easy credit is a major factor.
Students graduating from college
are inundated with offers for credit
cards. Many have no jobs and the at-
traction of using their new credit
cards is pretty irresistible.
There's something wrong with
that picture, isn't there?
As for me, the credit card offers
keep coming and I keep throwing
them away. That system seems to be
working pretty well.
Sometimes I take a minute to read
the letters just for a chuckle. f
I don't know where they are get-
ting their information but they say I
have an outstanding credit record
and deserve instant cash up to
Who am I to argue with these ma-
Words,. Deeds Don't Match
BY JAMES P HILTON
In a single day this week I opened
my local newspaper to read the fol-
lowing: one story about how public
schools are beginning to force kids
to wear radio frequency tags around
their necks so they can be tracked;
another story was about a CEO who
fired: several employees for smoking
on their own time, in their own
homes; next one was about Coni'
gress passing The Real ID Act re-
quiring a federal ID for everyone,
which some are calling defacto na-
tional identity card; and lastly how '
Walmart store simply closed it's
doors rather than negotiate fai"
wages with an elected worker's uni
Only a few days earlier we read
how a massive survey of 100,00Q
American high school students in-
cluded, alarmingly, that over one in
three believe the federal government
senior education students at FSU should have the right to censor what)
were interning in the local school.
Lona Marraine, another JCHS
graduate attending FSU was intern-
ing in the demonstration school at
Mr. And Mrs. Charles Parkhill
Mays entertained honoring her par-
ents Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Tal-
madge Bell of Miccosukee on their
golden wedding anniversary.
The Red Cross chapter held a
kickoff dinner for the annual fund
drive, Chairman Franklin Smith pre-
sided over the dinner. Fund drive
chairman was John Bares.
In State: $45.00 9k
Out of State: $52.00
And then there was the. one about
how Secretary of State Condoleeza
Rice, while giving a recent speech,
heavily peppered with the usual talk
of "liberty" and "freedom," de-
manded that all questions and ques-
tioners be vetted in advance.
Last year we had the chairman of
the US Election Commission, De
Forest Soaries seeking from con-
gress power to "cancel" federal elec-
tions in event of emergencies.
Before that it was US Solicitor
General Ted Olsen opining that The
Supreme Court of the land has no
legal right of "checks" and balances
over the presidency.
And of course, as everybody
knows, the previous US Attorney
General, John Ashcroft found abso-
lutely nothing peculiar with "sneak
and peak" warrantless searches or
permitting secret agents to monitor
at whim and on their own authority
what American's read.
Ironically, after all this constitu-
tion bashing and much, much worse
The President of the United States
himself speaks almost, non-stop
about "liberty" and "freedom," usu-
ally for nearly citizens of other na-
During his State of the Union ad-
dress, he repeated those words
nearly 50 times. He also has our
country drowning in record break-
ing debt, and as we all know, em-
broiled in an unwinnable,
unprovoked war based on imaginary
weapons of mass destruction and the
unethical principle of preemption;
which basically means you strike
first at anyone who has the capacity
to hit you. Try that in your personal
life and see how far you get.
Furthermore, the art of whipping
up mass fear (aka propaganda) has
deservedly become the hallmark of
this administration. Yet on his
watch, it has been wildly reported
that several thousand unknown per-
sons, every day walk here unde-
tected, across our southern border.
So what does our president do to
thwart the arrival of these potential
Social Security Plan Exp
BY ALLEN BOYD
For over 65 years, Social Security
has provided a vital floor of protec-
tion for millions of Americans. It
has fulfilled the promise announced
by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
by providing and assuring genera-
tion of workers with financial secu-
rity after retirement.
For today's generation of retirees,
Social Security is strong, but
younger workers are understandably
concerned about the future stability
of Social Security. The problem is
simple: With an aging population
and changing demographics, the
system is fiscally unsustainable over
the long term.
I approach the debate over Social
Security reform with two assump-
tions: the importance of Social Se-
curity on our society and the long
term insolvency of the program.
Now is the time to build a strong,
workable and comprehensive plan to
save Social Security for our children
I have introduced the Kolbe-Boyd
Bipartisan Retirement Security Act
that puts the Social Security pro-
gram on a path to permanent sol-
vency and stability.
With Social Security at the fore-
front of domestic policy discussions
and a popular topic on numerous
news programs, there is much con-
fusion surrounding the issue. While
the President has stated his commit-
ment to reform Social Security and
embraced many of the principles in
my plan, the Kolbe-Boyd bill is not
the President's bill. .
I want to clarify where I stand on
this issue by outlining the main pro-
visions of the Kolbe-Boyd bill a
bill I believe in and will stand be-
The Kolbe-Boyd bill does not af-
fect anyone 55 years of age or older.
While modernizing Social Security
is absolutely essential, no plan
should affect current retirees or
those nearing retirement.
The Social Security program
terrorists? Does he quadruple border
patrol forces and direct the army to
secure the boundary, thus prevent-
ing the likes of a Bin-Laden from
simply walking here?
Nope. He instead orders our mili-
tary half way around the globe and
rams The Patriot Act through Con-
gress, chiseling away the law abid-
ing citizen's constitutional rights!
The first amendment of our consti-
tution states, "Congress shall make
no law... Abridging freedom of
speech or of the press..." Mr. Presi-
dent, this includes librarians gagged
indefinitely by provisions in your
The fourth amendment speaks of
"The right of the people to be secure,
in there persons, houses, papers, and
effects, against unreasonable,
searches and seizures."
According to the framers, a "rea-
sonable" search is defined as o o
made upon "probable cause" (goo3
reason to suspect a crime), mad
with a warrant (issued by a iudge),
(See Words Page 5)
needs to be reformed so that future
generations can enjoy the benefits of
this invaluable program, and there-
fore, only future generations should
feel the effects of reform.
We have a moral obligation to
protect the benefits that have been
promised to current retirees, and or
plan recognizes this responsibility
and fulfills this promise.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill strengthens
the safety net for low-income work-
ers through a minimum benefit pro-
vision. The minimum benefit
provision enables low-income work-
ers to do better than under curreift
Under Kolbe-Boyd, no individual
(See Social Security Page 5)
Opinion & Comment
continued From Page 4)
,ho works a full career will have to
, tire in poverty. An individual who
as worked for 40 years will be
guaranteed a Social Security benefit
ual to 120 percent of the poverty
A low-income worker is defined
anyone making $30,000 or less
aually, and the minimum benefit
Wovision allows these workers to
crease their retirement income by
tore than 10 percent. This does not
clude the money accumulated in
rsonal retirement accounts.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill allows every
.merican the opportunity to control
is or her own retirement through
ie creation of voluntary personal
Younger generations will be able
contribute a small portion of their
payroll taxes to personal accounts.
(Continued From Page 4)
and supported by an oath or affirma-
Mr. President, your "sneak and
peek" warrantless searches fall far
short of this standard..
George Bush by his own admis-
sion is a man of God. Before the
yes of the entire world he placed
fis hand on The Holy Bible and
swore to "uphold and defend" this
i'ttion's constitution. Yet he affixed
his signature to The patriot Act
Aich directly contradicts that same
I^ j !7,
< Scottie Ebberbach has opened his-
antique shop, "The Dafadale House
if Antiques," Saturdays, and even-
tually hopes to open the shop dur-,
ing.':h week. ..-. ,
The shop is located at 620 West
Washington Street and open from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m..
Ebberbach calls the house "Dafa-
dale" because it was the original
name of the house in 1900.
Pieces for sale include everything
from ancient art to Americana, an-
tiques, collectibles and knick-
knacks, a few lines of designer
jewelry and even electric bikes,
;'Jne\pernsi\e, but wonderful
thirigs." he explains.
"It's been going great," said
ibberbach "I've had a tremendous
amount of people coming in and
looking, as many as 200 a day."
He added that he hosts a Victo-
rian yard sale every Saturday, and
people stopping to look are lured
inside to further check out the types
of items available.
'Ebberbach said that all prices are
negotiable and those purchasing
fems are leaving with some very
`"Ebberbach has many more plans
f&r the house, the next of which is
opening a bed and breakfast and
tle third, is opening a restaurant of
o'"It's a big challenge, but I want
-tle house to be something major,"
Under Kolbe-Boyd, younger
workers can detect 3 percent of the
first $10,000 of earnings and 2 per-
cent of the remainder, up to the tax-
Workers can make additional vol-
untary contributions of up to
$50,000 a year to their personal ac-
counts, and these voluntary contri-
butions would be after tax.
The Kolbe-Boyd bill models per-
sonal accounts after the Thrift Sav-
ings Plan that most federal employ-
ees enjoy today. If an individual is
hesitant about investing his or her
money, he or she can keep all of it
invested in Treasury bills the exact
same way current Social Security
dollars are invested today.
For those who want to earn a
higher return, they can invest in pre-
determined investment options,
again similar to the current program
for federal employees.
All workers will still receive a de-
fined benefit from Social Security.
In other words, the savings accrued
in the personal account are in addi-
tion to the Social Security benefits
which flow from the current pro-
The Kolbe-Boyd bill expands the
savings opportunities for low-
income workers through personal
As their pennies are stretched thin
every month, many low-income
workers find it difficult to save.
The Kolbe-Boyd plan provides a
savings subsidy or "match" for low-
income workers who make volun-
tary contributions to their personal
account. Any qualified worker who
makes a $1 voluntary contribution
to his or her personal account will
receive a government match of
needs Don't Match
What kind of a "Christian" does
such a thing? What kind of patriot
would do such a thing? Strangely
enough, The Bible itself provides us
the best answers to these legitimate
It warns to be ever vigilant of
"wolves in sheep clothing."
The founders also repeatedly
warned of the dangers of incremen-
talism: "I believe there are more in-
stances of abridgement
of...freedom...by gradual encroach-
ments of-those in power than by vio-
lent and sudden usurpations" -James
"Guard with jealous attention the
public liberty; suspect everyone who
approaches that jewel."-Patric
Regardless of what happens,
America must never succumb to
fear, lest we be swayed from the
hard won ideas which made us
If we the people, want our country
to remain the land of the free and
the home of the brave, then we must
act by fearlessly speaking out
against those who cheapen the
words "freedom" and "liberty" with
their empty lip 'service and who
would sweep away our constitu-
They talk on and
"liberty" and 'freedom"
have delivered only fear,
debt, and war.
America can do better.
but so far
When he accomplishes the res-
taurant completion, he envisions
waiters and waitresses in vintage
clothing of the era.
Jon D. Caminez
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The government would match 50
percent for each additional dollar up
to $600 annually. Low-income
workers could designate their
Earned Income Tax Credit refund
for this purpose. This means that for
the first time, many low-income
workers will be able to accumulate
significant accounts to pass on to
By preserving the basic benefit
while also encouraging individual
responsibility, the Kolbe-Boyd bill
helps continue the great American
tradition of Social Security. For all
the adjustments that are needed to
stabilize Social Security system for
our children and grandchildren, the
most expensive option of all is to
deny the obvious problems that keep
the system on its current unsustain-
As discussions over Social Secu-
rity reform heat up in the coming
months, I want my constituents to
know where I stand on this issue,
understand the details of the Kolbe-
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Girls Club, received a gift from Property Appraiser David
Ward, presented in his stead by Jeanette Woodson.
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LOIS HOWELL HUNTER, tax collector, donated gifts to Val-
entine Sweetheart Kim Grant at the JCHS Boys and Girls
Homes Of Mourning
REVEREND JERE L.
Reverend Jere Lanier Hendricks
had his glorious reunion with the
Lord, Thursday, February 24, 2005
at 4:24 P.M. He loved God's word
and people and served the Lord in
ministry for more than 48 years as
pastor of numerous congregations
including Eastside Baptist Church of
Cairo Ga., First Baptist Church of
Monticello, Fl., Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church, Andalusia, Al., and Post
Oak Baptist Church, Ozark, Al., and
First Baptist Church, Crestview, Fl.
He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Barbara; his children, Karla
Hendricks Dupree, Tampa, Fl.,
Commander (sel) Mark Hendricks,
Stafford, Va, Suzanne Hendricks
Nunn, Lithia, Fl., and Kimberly
Denise Hendricks Ansley, Cairo,
Ga., Surviving grandchildren are:
Jeremy, Jamison, Kelsey, Noel,
Camille,. Allison, Ashley, Bethany,
Christopher, Meagan, Sabrina,
Ethan and Trey. He is also survived
by his brothers William R. Hen-
dricks, Tampa, Fl., Reverend Gene
Hendricks, Greenville, S.C., and
Ted Hendricks, Irrigon, Oregon and
numerous nieces and nephews. He
was loved by and blessed with
daughter-in-law, Beth Hendricks
and son-in-law, Gary Dupree, Way-
man Ansley and Michael Nunn.
Service was scheduled as
follows:.3:00 p.m., Sunday, Febru-
ary 27, 2005, at Eastside Baptist
Church, Cairo, Ga. Visitation: was
Saturday, at Clark Funeral Home,
from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Interment:
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, Ga.
Fate Wilson, 90, a retired heavy
equipment operator and farmer, died
Friday, February 25, 2005.
The service was held 2:00 P.M.
EST Sunday, February 27, 2005 at
Beggs Funeral Home in Monticello,
Florida. Family received friends
from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. EST Satur-
day, February 26, 2005, at Beggs
Funeral Home Monticello, Fl.
He was married to the late Mae-
belle Richardson Wilson. He is sur-
vived by three daughters, Patricia
McIntyre, Yvonne Johnson and
Elaine Blanton, 10 grandchildren
and 16 great grandchildren, a
brother, Homer Wilson and a host of
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son
Arthur Wilson, Sr., a grandson Em-
ory Blanton and a granddaughter
Cynthia Wilson McCormick.
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The Jefferson County High School
Boys and Girls Club members
chose Kim Grant, grade 11, and Jar-
Key Miles, Grade 10, as Valentine
Grant and Miles were treated to
flowers and decorated gift bags full
of goodies and special treats chosen
just for them and donated by Lois
Howell-Hunter, Tax Collector; and
David Ward, Property Appraiser.
Hunter was present to offer her to-
ken to Grant. Jeanette Woodson,
representing Ward in his absence,
offered a gift to Miles.
"The students chosen by their
peers are very deserving of this
award and these gifts. They are
good kids and very active in the
Boys and Girls Club," remarks San-
dra Saunders, Club Site Director.
Pine Tree Quilters
Sew Quilts For charity
The Pine Tree Craft 'n Quilters
Ninth Annual Quilt Show and
Brunch was held recently, in Madi-
In attendance were quilters that
stitch and donate the quilts to the
Healthy Start program at the Jeffer-
son County Health Department, to
supply to needy infants.
Quilter's involved in this group
come from surrounding counties.
They supply their own quilting fab-
rics. They've been very fortunate to
have neighbors donate fabric and
supplies for them to use, for which
they are grateful.
The quilter's buy the batting to go
inside the charity quilts. They raise
money through their Annual Quilt
Show and Brunch.
The Pine Tree Craft 'n Quilters is
a group of women who meet to-
gether to enjoy each other's com-
pany and strengthen the bonds of
Christian sisterhood and joy in to-
getherness and service.
They hand quilt each other's quilts
in turn, gain new ideas and skills
from each other, and make quilts
and other items for children and
people in need.
This group of women meet every
Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
with a break at noon for a covered
dish lunch, to hear reports, to give
praises, and to pray.'
On Thursday free lessons are of-
fered between 9:30 a.m. and noon.
Additional information is avail-
able by calling 948-2741.
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County residents complete law en-
forcement training at North Florida
Commencement Exercises Feb.
11, included the following local
graduates: Bobbie Carrol, Latonya
Crumitie, Michael La Torre, and
They completed the Criminal Jus-
tice Academy "crossover" program
to become law enforcement officers.
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"This is the first time this Club has
had Valentine Sweethearts but, not
the last," adds Saunders. "We are
trying new, different, and inventive
ways to keep the kids active and in-
volved. We want to stimulate and
A recent project had the students
filling large, red, plastic cups with
candies and treats. They then deco-
ratively wrapped them individually
with colored plastic wrap and rib-
bons. The students gave them to se-
lected persons that they felt were
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The Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District Governing Board
meets 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 8.
The meeting is at District Head-
quarters, Hwy 49 and 90 East, Live
The meeting is to consider District
business and conduct public hear-
ings on regulatory and land acquisi-
A workshop follows the Govern-
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This turned out to be a popular
project with the students, and will
be considered again, maybe during
another holiday or special school
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Coalition Notes Services
Available in Community
The County Community Coali-
tion met Feb. 14 to discuss area
happenings and opportunities of-
fered to the public by local and
Donna Hagan, of Healthy Start,
coordinated the meeting and distrib-
uted MomCare brochures as a
follow-up from the January meeting,
reminding service providers to en-
courage their pregnant clients to
make an appointment to sign up for
Medicaid services (MomCare) at the
County Health Department.
Hagan also distributed flyers on
the Transportation Commission's
toll-free number to report com-
plaints and problems.
She reminded all that the Healthy
Start staff is represented on the
Board of the Jefferson County Dis-
advantaged and encouraged provid-
ers to have their clients use the com-
mission's line to report transporta-
George Hinchliffe, executive di-
rector for Healthy Start, reported
that the City of Monticello has
agreed to serve as the fiscal agent
for the local city shuttle service.
The 14-17 mile route will be free
of charge, initially, to increase
awareness and promote utilization.
The route should begin around April
15 and the vehicle used will be dis-
tinctive in color from the other Big
Bend Transit vehicles.
Healthy Start and the Health De-
partment plan to furnish benches for
some of the shuttle stops.
There is also a project in collabo-
Stefan S. Cuyler
Dec. 18, 1990 March 2, 2004
Stefan My Angel
Stefan, there's not a second in the
day that goes by that I don't think of
Oh, how I miss you in so many ,
ways. You know, I never believed
in angels (heavenly angels) that js,
because you were an angel here :on
Until we meet again, because we
will see each other again, continue
to be watchful and prayerful over
I love you, Baby.
Just a year ago today, you went
home to be with Jesus. A place
where you will never grow old.
Keep watching over us too.
We miss you so much.
Ashli & Kendrick,
Uncle Daron & UncleJr.
Families, all your relatives,
friends, and Howard Middle School
Aby-ya & Granddaddy
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IN LOVING MEMORY
Rilla B. Jones
If we could have a lifetime ish, a
pray to God with all our heart for
yesterday and you.
A thousand words can't bring you
back. We know, because wpve
Neither will a thousand tears we
know because we've cried.
You left behind our broken hearts,
and happy memories too, but we
never wanted memories, we only
We love and miss you.
You left behind our loved hnes,
Sam, Billy, S' I. Barbara.
Hubert, Gibbs, Louella
COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY has developed
this one to encourage residents to, foster
Seeking Foster Homes
FRAN HUNT ". -.- -
Members of the Jefferson County
Humane Society consistently try to
create new ways to spark interest in
Both animal adoptions and the fos-
Foster Committee Chair Martha
Jean Martin sa3 that there are cur-
rentd 22 foster homes in the pro-
gram, 16 of which are currently
In those homes, 28 animals, in-
cluding six dogs, 12 puppies, eight
kittens and two cats, currently] re-:
"But we need so many more,"
said Martin. The need for addi-
tional foster homes, to help accom-
modate the animal population at the
Martin recently devised an attrac-
tive flyer that says "Extend a loving
hand to the' many outstretched
paws" and features photos of ani-
mals ready to be fostered.
.The flyers will be displayed dur-
ing adoption booths, at' Animal
Medical Clinic and Veterinary As-n
sociates, as well as a few other lo-
cations throughout town,
promoting animal fosters to come
Also, foster homes are presently
taking photos of animals in their
(Continued From Page 1)
new executive committee.
As part of its new, more high pro
file presence, the Democrats ar
hosting a fundraising St. Patrick'
Day Dinner on March 15. Sen. Roc
Smith, a Democratic candidate fo
governor, will be the featured
The group is also schedulinE
monthly meetings, same as the. Re
publicans. And as part of the high
profiles both parties are seeking
they are making donations to loca
The Republicans, for example, re
cently offered to cover the cost o
police .overtime for the Emancipa
tion parade. And some Democrats
this week donated $100 to the
FCAT Initiative Fund, a program
that rewards students for superior
performance on the FCAT.
care-for display on the shelter x\eb
site. "We've got to do an)yhing and
everything we can to get these little
ones either into foster homes or get
them adopted," said Martin. "De-
spites their small size, they have a
lot oflove to gixe."
An\ one interested in fostering an
animal can contact Martin at 997-
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ration with the Department of
Health to do GSI mapping on
Healthy Start clients in Monticello
in conjunction with the route devel-
The speaker for this months meet-
ing was Cetta Barnhart, Community
Health Educator for the Healthy
Start Coalition, who gave a presen-
tation on the Group Prenatal Care
Pilot Project, funded through the
Blue Foundation for a Healthy Flor-
The program focuses on education
in a group setting. Two hour ses-
sions are scheduled at the same time
as the participants OB appointments
at the Health Department and cover
a wide variety of topics.
For more information or to make
a referral, contact her at 948-2741 or
Angela Mitchell, Family Advocate
for the Early Head Start Center, re-
minded everyone about the 'Parents
College' held at TCC on Feb. 19.
She added that transportation would
be provided by the Boys and Girls
Club for the outlying counties. Child
care will also be provided.
Elaina Harrell announced that
Kids Incorporated will be holding
their Spring Conference at TCC on
March 4th and 5th. She will send a
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flyer with more information to the
Coalition for dissemination.
Barbara Blyden of SEDNET works
with children with behavioral diffi-
culties within the home or school
environment, and conducts the Posi-
tive Behavior Support Project which
is a model of expected behaviors
and consistent rewards and punish-
ments within a school wide setting.
The District School Board is con-
sidering adopting this program and
Blyden was referred to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice Council
meeting to discuss the school based
program next week.
Joyce Wilson represented the Jef-
ferson County Health Department,
in collaboration with the FSU
School of Medicine, and announced
the recent efforts by the P.A.C.E.
project, a community assessment
tool to address the top medical is-
sues in the counties of Jefferson and
Ranae Brown announced the
Stork's Nest Baby Shower hosted
by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Graduate
Chapter and the March of Dimes.
The Stork's Nest program provides
Prenatal Care classes to married and
single expectant mothers.
At the end of the six week pro-
gram, the participants will shop at
the Stork's Nest for layette items at
no cost to them..
Brown can be contacted at 766-
4444 or 878-2500 for more informa-
tion. The Coalition will disseminate
the details on the Stork's Nest as
soon as feasible following the meet-
The next JCCC meeting is sched-
uled for 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Mar.
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Lady Warrior JVs
Lady Warrior JVs stand at an un-
defeated 4-0 season after hammer-
ing Carrabelle last week for a 15-5
Coach Frank Brown said the girls
only played a five inning game be-
cause of the 10 point rule.
He added that the Lady Warriors
had a little trouble in the beginning
with the different style of the Carra-
belle pitcher. "She was good and
fast, but her pitch was so unusual it
threw your timing off," said Brown.
"But after the first inning, the girls
got used to her pitch."
The heavy-hitter for the day was
Linsey Day who went four for four,
with two singles, one double, one
triple, four RBI; Olivia Sorensen
sent three for three with one in the
park home run, two singles and one
RBI; and Nicole Simpson went
three for three with two stolen
bases, two singles, one in the park
home run and one RBI.
Mallory Plaines went O for three
with one walk and one stolen base;
Paige Thurman went two for three
with one single, one triple, one walk
and one RBI; Tristen Sorensen went
O for four with two walks and two
stolen bases; and Courtney Brasing-
ton went one for one with one single
and one stolen base.
Hannah Sorensen went two for
three with one RBI, one single and
one stolen base; Michaela Roccanti
went one for one with one single
and one RBI; Katelyn Levine went
two for three with one single, one
walk and two RBI; and Erin Kelly
went one for two with one single
and one stolen base.
Thurman pitched the first of the
innings with Day pitching the top of
the fourth and the top of the fifth.
Thurman had three strikeouts and
Day had one strikeout. Between
them, they gave up six hits and six
The Lady Warriors had seven
walks handed to them and they had
a total of 16 hits.
They were set to play Maclay 4
The Aucilla Christian Academy
Junior rarsiry baseball team fell toa
2-1 season after losing a double
header last iteek to Perry Middle.
The Warriors lost the first game,
11-9 and were blanked in the sec-
ond game, 5-0.
Coach Daryl Adams said ACA
committed "a ton of errors", costing
them both games. "It was disap-
He added that Perr) had a rally
'good pitcher \\ho threw a great
Case. Anderson went one for
four and brought in one run; Kyle
Barn\\ell \\ent one for two with
one base on balls: Matt Bishop
went one for four; and 'Daniel
Greene went one for four and had a
Stephen Dollar went two for
three; A. J. Connell brought in one
run; Michael Kinsey aid Elliott
Lewis each went one for two and
Brandon Dunbar had one base hit.
Dollar pitched three innings;
Luke Whitmer pitched one, striking
out one batter and giving up five
walks; and Anderson pitched one'
inning, striking out one batter.
.Adams said the second. game was
a bitter disappointment.' "I don't
knov. \\hat it was,",said Adams.
The Warriors couldn't pull off
one single hit and the Perry pitcher
struck out eight Warriors in the
first five innings.
Anderson and Barnwell pitched.
Anderson struck out two batters
and gave up four walks; and Barn-
well gave up one walk and one hit
Warriors Beat John Paul
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity tennis team no\\ stands at a
1-2 season, 1-I in district pla), after
defeating John -Paul last week, for a
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Lazzida Anderson 7-8 ;and Ram-
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In doubles action, Sapp and Con-
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and Jackson and Aman conquered
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The Jefferson County
School varsity boy's ban
team wrapped up their over
son with an 8-20 record, af
ing a 46-29 heartbreaker to
Fabian Wilson led the sc
the Tigers with 11 points, r
bounds and three blocked
Tim Crumity, eight points, tl
sists, James Skipworth, four
seven rebounds; Kelvin
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ACA JV Girls
Male. and female athletes began
their track season with traditional
During the first track meet at Ma-
clay, both Tiger teams took off in a
flash placing in first and second in
In girl's action Rashon Miller
took first place in the 200 meters
with 26.3 seconds, and Irene Ham-
ilton placed second in the 200 me-
ters with a time of 26.5 seconds.
The team of Santana Mitchell,
Alexia Huggins, Miller and Hamil-
ton took second place in the 4 x
400 relay with a time of 53.5 sec-
In boy's action, John Dady took
first place in the 100 hurdles with a
ladies time of 15.8 seconds; J. R. Sloan
y dur- took first place in the 200 hurdles
on at with a time of 23.0 seconds; Fred-
die Scott took second place in the
400 meters with 53.2 seconds; Tre-
a1d maine Parker took second place in
1nd the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.2
second, and he took second place in
the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.5
In 'relay action, the team of Dady,
Sloan, Darrell Young and Markyce
Larry took first place with a time of
y High 44.1 seconds in the 4 x 100, and the
sketball team of Dady, Sloan, Young and
all sea- Scott, took first place in the 4 x 400
'ter los- with a time of 3:36.
NFC in When the Tigers competed in the
ore for Babe Ruth Sets
shois. Signup March 5
Aicilla Christian Academy has
released the roster for the girl's
junior varsity softball team.
Eighth graders include Jodie
Bradford, Erin Kelly, Nikki
Kisamore, Katelyn Levine, Angela
McCune, Kalyn Owens, Mallory
Plaines, Michaela Roccanti, Olivia'
Sorensen, Miranda Wilder and Sa-
Lady Warriors in the ninth grade
include Courtney Brasington, Lind-
sey Day,'Nicole Mathis, Hannah
Sorensen and team; captains, Tris-
ten Sorensen and Paige Thurman.
The team managers are fifth
grader Skyler Hanna and sixth
grader Sarah Sorensen and the head
coach is frank Brown.
Sign-up for Babe Ruth Baseball
will begin 9-noon, Saturday,'March
5. .it rhe Recreation Park.
S Babe Ruth Baseball league is for
Jildlen ageds 13-15.
Parents lnd guardians are asked to
bring the child's birth certificate.
There is a $30 fee at the time of reg-
Other Sign-up dates are scheduled
for March 12 and March 19.
Contact Coach Maurice Johnson
or Coach Ken Robinson at the Teen
Center, 997-5262 for more informa-
"Simply Smashing" the women's
"A" lea'Lue tennis team had to split
point last week with the "Drop Shot
Divas", because of heavy, rains
prior the matches.
Each-team came out with three
points because of the split.
The ladies are scheduled to play
against the Glen Arvin "Alley
Cats", 9:30 a.m.,Thursday, there.
Rickards relay, strictly a relay com-
petition event, they didn't place,
however, they all did improve their
The girls in the 4 x 100, Miller,
Hamilton, Mitchell and Huggins,
increased their time by one second-
from 53.5 to 52.5, and the boys,.
Dady, Sloan, Young and Larry, im-'
proved their time in the 4 x 100 by:
:01 seconds, from 44.1 to 44.0.
In the boy's 4 x 400, Dady,,.
Sloan, Young and Scott, improved-
their time by three seconds, from
3:36 to 3:33.
Their next meet is the Lincoln In-.
vitational, 4 p.m., March 1.
Tiger Boys, Girls Place
In Recent Track Meets
Warrior JVs Lose
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With Warmer Weather Comes
Mosquito Control Operations
As the seasons begin to change
and the weather begins to warm up,
the battle on the mosquito popula-
tion is up and running in the
Spraying for the blood thirsty
pests is ready to begin in an effort
to keep the population down and
also prevent any cases of the West
Nile Virus, Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis (EEE), and two addi-
tional diseases, St. Lewis
Encephalitis (SLE) and Highlands-
J, a mosquito borne disease that is
not known to be pathogenic to hu-
County Environmental Health
Director Dan McDonald relates that
the Health Department has several
new tools to combat the mosquito.
The county now has a 24 hour
mosquito control hotline that can
be accessed 24 hours per day,
seven days per week.
This hotline is for those who wish
to request spraying in particular ar-
eas of the county. Requests should
be made weekly for spraying these
This is also the third year that the
county will be using the Sentinel
McDonald said there are four ar-
eas in the county where these
flocks of chickens are exposed to
Blood is collected from the birds
each week to determine if they had
been "Sero-Converted" and -have
contracted either West Nile, EEE,
SLE or Highlands-J.
Also soon to again be in effect, is
the Gamboosia Fish Program. This
program is for residents who have
standing water on their property,
such as ponds, and the county
places the Gamboosia fish into the
water and the fish eat the mosquito
The spraying program and the
Gamboosia Program are free of
Also being offered is the Mos-
quito Dunks Program, where upon
request, health department officials
can check out ponds and other wa-
ter bodies, for mosquito larvae.
In addition, the county has the
Dead Bird Surveillance Program.
McDonald said residents can call
in locations or recent dead birds,
particularly crows and blue jays be-
cause they were very susceptible,
to be tested for disease.
McDonald recalled that Jeffer-
County was the first county in the
state where West Nile was identi-
He stressed that to win the battle
over the mosquito population, resi-
dents must fully take part in mini-
mizing the areas around their
homes where mosquitos breed.
He explained that typically, mos-
quitos don't travel very far from
where they hatch and that what the
people do around their homes to
prevent breeding, will go a long
way in the battle against the mos-
There -are two kinds of
mosquitos, container breeders and
flood water breeders, and according
to McDonald, the majority of the
mosquitos in the county are con-
In warmer weather, the mosquito
eggs become full grown biting
adults in just a few days.
He added that residents should
empty standing water where the
mosquito larvae mature, giving ex-
amples of roof gutters, flower pots,
old tires and other outside contain-
To battle the bite of mosquitos,
McDonald suggested wearing long
sleeves, avoiding outdoors before
sunrise and after sunset, and using
insect repellents containing "Deet".
Also in effect this year, the Health
Department will be issuing two
cans of repellent containing 'Deet"
free of charge for those residents
coming in, obtaining the informa-
tional materials and filling out the
For further information on mos-
quito control or to take advantage
of the programs, call 342-0170, ex.
HMS Posts 4th Six
Week Honor Roll
Howard Middle School reports the
academic honor roll for the fourth
six week grading period.
In grade 7: leshia Jones, Heather
Kisamore, Melissa Kostiou, and
Students and their grade levels in- On the "A" roll in grade eight are:
Students and their grade levels in- T u a A Red-
: Tyler Mudock and Andrew Red-
Appearing on the A/B roll in
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kari Hamm, Breana Harvey, Sara
MacDonald, Lashawntra Mitchell,
Devondrick Nealy and Brandon
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The Jefferson County Planning
Commission will hold a regular meeting
on March 10, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. The
meeting will be held in the Courtroom of
the Jefferson County Courthouse located
at the intersection of US Highway 19 and
US Highway 90 in Monticello, FL. The
meeting may be continued as necessary.
From the Florida "Government in the
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includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Assistant Managers & Customer
Sales Associates Needed.
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Were a church that values tradition, but i
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Courthouse. Sunday Service at 10:00 A.M.
Back hoe Service: driveways, roads,
ditches, tree & shrub removal, burn piles.
Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-3116, 933-
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
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by Andy Rude. 997-5648. Leave Message.
Do you want to be just a Christian, uiinh no
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you are ready to learn. Call 997-3466
Experience Baby-sitter a Christian who is
patient & loving. Your house or mine
whenever needed call 997-5482 or
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Mosquito Control Technician Part
Time, Jefferson County Mosquito Control.
Seasonal work in the field operations of
the Jefferson County Mosquito Control
Department. Work hours may include
morning, evening or weekend shifts. Work
may include contract with mosquito
control pesticides and with animals
commonly used in mosquito control
programs. Good driving record required.
Preemployment physical and drug
screening required. Starting pay is $13.00
per hour. Application deadline is 3-15-05.
Contact Sharon Ponder at 342-0170 x 207
for further information or an application.
1996 DODGE CUSTOM V-8 VAN (mint)
$5,500. 997-1560 or e-mail
RV/Mobile Home Lot for rent @
Monticello Meadows 19' South.
850-997-1630 Park Manager Liz. 1/7 tfn,
Jefferson Place Apartments: 1 & 2
bedroom, Central H/A Stove ~ Refrig.
Carpets Blinds, Laundry Room, ~
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For Sale or Rent: Mobile Home 3 BR/2
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price, about $43,196 Call for details:
Keystone 2002 Everest, model 363K, 5th
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for quick sale. Book Price, 997-5441.
believed to be a German Shepard mix has ; Crape Myrtle, Red Oaks, Red & White
Chrome choker chain around neck. Found ; Maples, White Blooming Flowers. Priced
in area of US 19 and 1-10 on Feb. 22. cal ;:to sale $1, $2, $5,$10. Call Nathaniel after
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Homes for Sale Hwy 14, Madison. Use
your tax return tomake a down payment
on your own place! Owner financing. Easy
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down payment you can choose your own
interior and exterior colors. Front porch
included. Two and three bedrooms
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EXPERIENCED PAINTER. FULL TIME Highgrove Subdivision: Hwy 14, Madison.
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a Woodland Drive, 4 BR 2 BA Brick House,
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close to the Country Club! $179,000
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Decks, Fireplace, Old Dutton Rd $329,000
215 N. Jefferson St.
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Jreat Buvl Pretty Pasture On Waukee-
nah Highway fenced and ready to graze
$8,500 per acre
Just Listed-Under Contract 6.67 wooded
acres on graded county road in eastern 1
Jefferson County $23,345 ',
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 Livinq 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 1
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, 1
with 2 acres asking $89,900
Sold Lakefront 16.54 acres on Lake Hall
in Lloyd Acres $3950 per acre
Saddle Up Six very nice acres mostly
fenced pasture nice location near Lamont
SOLD Wonderful Home nice 4 bedroom 2
bath double wide with fireplace 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 1
New Waterfront Property 2 wooded acres
in Lloyd Acres only $26,000
Near US 27 big doublewide with additions
12 rooms quiet wooded lot $56,500 1
Income Property On US 90 in town Retail, 1
space, warehouse and residential space
very versatile lots of possibilities for the
Prime Commercial Property, US 19
South near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Build- i
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
Shopping Center Jefferson Square store
for rent $650mo
Home Site on the edge of town on West
Grooverville Road with paved road front-
Wooded Lot 2.5 acres in Aucilla Forest &
Sales are very qood we have a
shortage of listing for uvers looking
for Homes and Land B
Realtor Tim Peary 1
Al Maryland 508-1936
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PAGE 12, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 2, 2005
Monticello Named 'Tree
City USA' For 17th Year
For the seventeenth year, Monti-
cello has received the national rec-
ognition of being named "Tree City
USA", by The National Arbor Day
:- The City will receive a new "Tree
City USA" flag and award some-
Following the city's observances
of Arbor Day, planting trees and the
reading of the proclamation, paper-
work was submitted and accepted
for this honor.
The Tree City USA program is
sponsored by the NADF in coopera-
tion with the National Association
of State Foresters and the USDA
Monticello has met the four stan-
dards to become a "Tree City USA."
These include: a tree board or de-
partment, a tree care ordinance, a
comprehensive community forestry
program and an Arbor day obser-
"The trees we plant and care for to-
day will cool and beautify our com-
munities, increase property values,
,help clean the air and water, and
conserve energy for years to come,"
said John Rosenow, president of the
"An effective community forestry-
program is an ongoing process of
WE TAKE THE
DONTS OUT OF
Therefore, I, Julie S. Conley,
Mayor of the city of Monticello,
with the sincere conviction that the
enhancement of the beauty of the
city's landscape by the planting of
trees furnishes not only an economic
value, but also human value that is
priceless and benefits all."
renewal and improvement, a pro-
gram of tree planting and care that
continues through the years," Ro-
"The Tree City USA Award is an
excellent indication that there is a
solid foundation for that process of
In January, city officials along
with members of the Founders Gar-
den Circle met at the Oakfield
Cemetery and planted a total of four
trees, there were three shumard
Oaks and one Hickory tree, all do-
nated by Simpson's Nursery.
The proclamation reads as
Whereas, Arbor Day is symbolic
of the early Conservation Movement
has been observed in the United
States in various ways for over a
hundred years; and
Whereas, the citizens of Monti-
cello have shown an increased inter-
est in planting trees because of the
tremendous roles thai such tree,.
play in furthering and improving the:
Whereas, trees are responsible
for producing oxygen, for control-
ling floods, and for improving wild-
life habitat; and
Whereas, the city of Monticello
takes great pride in its variety and
number of trees, and the concern
that Arbor Day should be com-.
memorated by the planting of trees;
BoscO Named Pet Of Week
The Jefferson County Humane
Society has named "Bosco" as its
adoptable pet of the week.
"Bosco" is a five and one half
niorih old black and brown Ger-
man Shepherd Mix neutered male,
currently in a foster home. All vac-
cinations are current.
Shelter caretaker Cheryl Bautista
described him as very intelligent
and lovable. "He learns very fast,"
"Bosco" is extremely playful and
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Anyone wishing to adopt
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adoptable pets at the Humane Soci-
ety can call 342-0244.
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