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LIZ?1?.Y CF FLORIDA HISTORY
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uUPIV, r3IPY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL. 32611
Editorial, Page 4
Story, page 5
Rally Draws 105
Story, Page 10
Story, Page 12
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Published Wednesdays & Fridays
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2005
Pile Of Dirt Holds Key To Past
Mound Unique in Height
And Architectural Detail
Senior Staff Writer
The Letchworth Mounds continue
to draw attention from archaeologists,
archaeology enthusiasts, and the
Case in point: the Panhandle Ar-
-chaeological Society recently made
the mounds their first stop on a tour
of interesting archaeological sites in
And members of the touring group
Bike Florida, many of whom trav-
eled here from as far away as Can-
ada and Alaska, made the mounds a
specific destination point in their re-
A seeming large mass of tree-and-
shrub covered dirt that defies the
comprehension or appreciation of
the average person, the mounds may
% ell hold the key to understanding
the civilization that earlier inhabited
this area. .. -
Long known to area residents and
even some archaeologists as early as
1932 (an account of the mounds ap-
peared in a 1934 edition of the
Democrat and the American Legion
expressed an interest in developing
and preserving the site as a tourist
attraction even then), the state only
acquired the site in 1992.
And even then, nothing much
happened in the way of preservation
or research until the late 1990s,
when personnel from the Bureau of
Archaeological Research began con-
Even so, the mounds remain rela-
tively enigmatic today, says Dr.
Ryan Wheeler, chief of archaeologi-
cal research with the Florida Depart-
ment of State, Division of Historical
"Despite the recent work, we still
know very little about the culture
that existed here," Wheeler told the
Panhandle Archaeological Society
almost two weeks ago.
Two things, however, stand out
about the main mound and make it
quite impressive, he said.
The first is the height of the struc-
ture, which is 46 feet. And the sec-
ond is the architectural detail,
evident in the ramp (which probably
:had'wooden steps at one imel. the-
small appendages, or wings on the
side, and the apron or second sum-
mit on the back side.
Wheeler also noted the truncated
summit, which in essence forms a
four-sided pyramid if viewed from
"That is incredible," Wheeler said.
"You don't usually see that kind of
architectural detail in Florida
mounds. That makes it very signifi-
Historically, a temple or the
chiefs house rested on top of the
summits of such mounds, Wheeler
told the group. And the fact that the
main mound of the Letchworth
Mounds is as high as it is indicates
that it was likely the work of a very
powerful man or woman chief, he
The way Wheeler explained it, this
chief may have exacted so many
basketfuls of dirt from each of their
subjects as tribute, or a primitive
form of taxation. The mounds, in
fact, were constructed by pouring
basketful upon basketful of dirt dur-
ing until completed.
"It took an amazing number of
basketfuls of sand to make these
mounds," Wheeler said. "It also re-
quired a tremendous amount of
manpower. But experiments have
shown that with rhythm and strong
backs, you can built such mounds in
a short period."
One theory even holds that present
bodies of water near the site may
well represent barrow pits excavated
by the primitive people in their
search for the dirt to built the
Originally believed to be part of
the Lake Jackson culture dating
from the Mississipian period, pot-
tery shards and other artifacts recov-
ered from the area actually point to
the much earlier Weeden Island pe-
riod (AD 300 to AD 1200).
In fact, the majority of artifacts
found to date in the archaeological
surveys support the theory that
Letchworth was built during the
early Weeden Island period, states
the site's official brochure.
"All the evidence is to the effect
that it's the Weeden Island period,"
.Interestingly, artifacts found in the
Aucilla and Wacissa river basins in-
dicate that that area was well inhab-
ited during the Weeden Island
period. It may even be, according to
Wheeler, that the Letchworth
Mounds was a religious or political
center for the culture, given the ab-
sence of villages in the surrounding
At least, the recovery efforts thus
far have produced little evidence
that villages existed in the area im-
DR. RYAN WHEELER, chief of archaeologi-
cal research with the Department of State,
Division of Historical Resources, was the
mediately surrounding the mounds.
But as Wheeler made clear, the re-
search has barely begun to scratch
the surface of the site.
And much adjacent property that
may contain evidence of habitation
still lies in private ownership. The
hope, Wheeler said, is that the state
will eventually be able to purchase
the adjacent property and so pre-
serve the entire site for future re-
featured speaker during the Panhandle Ar-
chaeology Society's recent tour of the
Letchworth Mounds. (News Photo)
Drop In' Crime Reflected
In Typical Court Docket
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HEAVY RAINS washed out much of this sec-
tion of Deerwood Boulevard in the Aucilla
Shores Subdivision. The tree on the side of
the road apparently toppled when the soil
became too soft to hold the roots. (News
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ALTHOUGH spared major damage by the
storms that swept across the area during
the weekend, dirt roads experienced flood-
ing and washouts. This section of Duckpond
Drive in the Aucilla Shores Subdivision was
almost impassable. (News Photo)
Senior Staff Writer
If a court docket provides a sort of
snapshot of a community in terms of
the crimes affecting it, Jefferson
County is looking pretty good at
That, at least, is the way Assistant
State Attorney Michael Bauer
chooses to look at the numbers and
types of crimes found on the typical
court docket of late.
.Take the county court docket for
earlier this month. A quick perusal
of the document reveals that auto-:
related violations accounted for the
greatest portion of the charges, fol-
lowed by the passing of worthless
Indeed, out of the 87 cases up for
arraignment, pretrial, motion hear-
ing or status review, 22 involved in-
dividuals driving while their license
was suspended; nine involved indi-
viduals driving with no valid
driver's license; eight involved indi-
viduals driving under the influence;
two, individuals failing to register
their motor vehicles; two, individu-
als leaving the scene of an accident;
two, failing to attach proper license
plate; and one, reckless driving.
Next in greatest number were 11
cases involving individuals with
multiple counts of passing worthless
SBattery and domestic violence bat-
tery comprised 10 cases, while the
sometimes related charges of tres-
pass after warning or in structure,
The remainder of the docket con-
sisted largely of a few cases each of
possession of marijuana under 20
grams, littering less than 15 pounds,
disruption of a school function, con-
tributing to the delinquency of mi-
nor, taking or attempting to take
wildlife from a county road, crimi-
nal mischief, disorderly intoxication
and giving false information.
The point, according to Bauer, is
that the number of total cases on the
(See Crime Page 7)
County Escapes Brunt
Of Area Weekend Storms
County Emergency Manage--
ment Director Carol Ellerbee re-
ports her staff was busy over the
weekend, reporting to the office on
and off to follow tornado watches
as they were issued.
"There was a tornado warning is-
sued late Saturday night, but we
were lucky," said Ellerbee. "It
weakened before it got here."
She said that no damage had
been reported in the county, how-
ever, minor flooding was reported
because of large amounts of rain in
a short period of time.
"Saturday, we had 1.4 inches here
at the office and there was 1.65
inches of rain reported at Aucilla",
Cause Minor |
She added that all departments
were placed on standby, at the
ready, in case severe weather did
City Superintendent Don Ander-
son said Monday morning that they
were still searching for any signs of
possible damage from the storms.
"There were some crazy problems,
but nothing that we couldn't
handle," said Anderson.
He added that the lift stations
were pumping at the maximum ca-
pacity and there was a lot of flow-
in due to the heavy rain.
"We haven't had any reports of
roads washed out or downed trees,"
County Fire Rescue Chief Larry
Bates said there was not too much
storm related damage, other than
maybe a few downed tree limbs.
"We were lucky, I think Thomas-
ville caught the worst of it," said
He added that his crews were pre-
paring Friday and Saturday, check-
ing fuel, oil and the working condi-
tion of all of their equipment.
"I think there were some county
roads washed out," said Bates.
They were hauling a lot of rock
over the weekend."
County Road Department Direc-
tor David Harvey could not be
reached for comment at press time.
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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 30, 2005
RESIDENT ROWENA DANIEL promotes her married to an abusive husband. (News
sister's book "From Hell To High Water," Photo)
.written as therapy by the woman formerly
Resident Promotes Book
Of Her Hospitalized Sister
"From Hell to High Water," a
Memoir by JoAnn Harper, is the
story of an abused woman.
Local resident, Rowena Daniel,
sister of Harper, has been promoting
the book locally.
Harper is now recouping from
major brain surgery, resulting from
a fall when she struck her head, dur-
ing a hospital visit.
This memoir is her first published
Daniel is in the process of visiting
*local businesses in the hope of dis-
:playing and selling her sister's book.
At this time, the book can be
:viewed and purchased at Monticello
:Printers and Office Supplies.
It can also be viewed and pur-
:chased on line at amazon.com or by
contacting Daniel at 997-2129.
*A book signing is in the planning
:stages at this time. And, as soon as
aHarper is able, that plan will include
*a visit to Monticello to promote the
"This is a book that needs to be
read. It was meant to find closure
and peace for JoAnn. She was en-
couraged to write it, as a form of
"Maybe it can help someone by
giving them hope," Daniel com-
ments. "It's a wonderful book for
the happily married too," adds Dan-
The book contains flashbacks to system. It's about their moves and
explain Harper's flight from Florida
to Houston in 1980, to escape an
Harper details her experiences
adapting to life as a middle aged
single woman, and describes her life
with Irl Harper, whom she ulti-
mately marries in Houston.
Their love for each other sees
them through all the adventures in
their short but happy married life,
from their courtship and wedding
through his retirement, her return to
college and teaching in the prison
Members of the First Baptist
Church Relay For Life Team will
grill chicken for dinners to be sold
as their Relay for Life Fundraiser,
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.
Meals are $5 and include grilled
chicken, barbecue sauce available
on the side, both white and dark
meat available, baked potato, salad,
bread, dessert and iced tea.
Tickets will be on sale at the
church office, and available the day
of the event.
Spokesperson Cathy Holiday en-
courages citizens to: "tell your
friends and come on out and get
some chicken and fight cancer in the
travels, and then his death, after an
extended illness. The poems scat-
tered throughout the book reflect her
feelings at these turn of events.
Regina Willis has been teaching at
the Howard Middle School for the
past two years, and working with
the JES Boys and Girls Club since
Previously, Willis worked with the
Thomasville, GA. Boys and Girls
Her responsibilities have involved
the computer lab where she teaches
technology to the students, to en-
hance their learning abilities and to
prepare them for their school class-
rooms and for the standardize test-
"She is just great to work with.
She has her own agenda and incen--
tive program for the students, and
offers them rewards when they com-
plete their projects.
She is a "go-getter" and doesn't
always wait around for me to tell
her what to do and when to do it. I
like that about her," comments Club
Director Gerrold Austin.
12 noon to 12 midnight
Must be 18 to be Admitted
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Saturday features a variety of
exhibitions. L-R this Montana
couple stand in front of their
hand sewn buffalo skin
teepee. Tallahassee Couple
model their wedding attire of
days gone by. The event will
feature games and activities
for all and offer authentic
items for sale.
In Honor of Doctors' Day
BIG BEND HOSPICE
Thanks Our Caring and
Southern Rendezvous Planned
At Dixie PI
Residents will be able to take a-
step back into time, pre 1840, and
observe the dress, lifestyles, living
situations and even purchase items
from that era during the 24th annual
Southeastern Rendezvous at the
Dixie Plantation April 2-10.
Spokesperson Pat Powell said co-
ordinators expect some 300-400
participants from all over the United
States for the week, who will dress,
live and cook the way it was done in
Says of old.
.Meals will be cooked in metal
pi6t Biand pans over an openTfire.
Light sources will consist of can-
dle lanterns, and furniture inside of
their tents and teepees will be repli-
cas of furniture used at the time and,
all handmade from wood.
The live-in camps will demon-
strating life skills from various cul-
tures including British, Irish, Scot-
tish, Spanish and Native American.
There will be many attractions
during the Rendezvous including a
day of Highland games (Scottish)
which will feature people dressed in
kilts and the playing of bagpipes.
There will be games for children,
traditional bow and primitive arch-
ery competition, frontier games,
black powder shooting events for
the Daniel Boone types.
The Eighth Annual Farkle Off
(1800's dice game), a myriad of
seminars on a wide variety of topics,
hawk and knife competition for the
Davy Crocket types, (tomahawk and
knife thrown at targets) and a vari-
ety of music are also planned.
Powell said that many of the
campers are musicians, and will
play older music, along with more
During the event, there will be a
variety of food vendors, and also
vendors selling items from times of
old, everything from kettle corn to
tents, firearms to knives, beads to
moccasins and skins to primitive
Powell added that as an event for
the children, the ,may.,even shoot
off the cad~n\ c-anrnonn daily.
': She explained that a cannon is
filled with hard candy, while chil-
dren gather at the end of a field.
The cannon is fired into the air,
and as the candy falls to the ground,
To Coaches' Group
Monticello native, Johnny Seab-
rooks, Athletic Director for the
Dougherty County School Board,
has been elected to serve as the Ath-
letic Director Representative on the
Georgia Athletic Coaches Associa-
tion Board of Directors.
Seabrooks was selected by his
peers for this board position, ac-
cording to a letter from Ray Broada-
way, Executive Director of the
Georgia Athletic Coaches Associa-
r CASH NO
FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT .
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUT"[.
the children scamper and scurry
around picking up as much as they
The Rendezvous Traders Area
will be open from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m. and admission is $2 for adults,
$1 for children from 12-17 and free
for children under 12 and no more
than $5 per family.
The event is hosted by the Jeffer-
son Longrifles of Tallahassee, who
have been planning this particular
event for the past two years.
There are no pets allowed in the
B. David Robinson, M.D.
P. "i .
John T. MacKay, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
205 N. Mulberry St., Monticello,
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NO
for Structured Settlements!
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Protecting homes in Jefferson
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Are Kid Friendly
Chances are the first things your
children think of when they hear the
words "mouse" or "Web" are com-
pletely different than what you
would have thought of at their age.
But regardless of how Internet-
savvy your children may be, experts
say it's still important to keep an eye
on what sites kids visit and to find
safe ways for them to have fun on-
One way to do that is to find kid-
friendly sites. Some are ad free and
have parental controls built in but
at the same time, they're fun desti-
nations that kids actually want to
For instance, Disney's Blast site is
an online world enjoyed by children
of all ages. The subscription service
is full of games, stories and activi-
ties designed to be fun and age ap-
, Parents can use the service's Par-
ehts' Guide to review the site's dif-
ferent activities and decide %\hat is
best for their children.
The site debuted in 1997 and since
then has been considered one of
most successful online destinations
* Disney recently updated the serv-
ices to include new games and ac-
tivities, more engaging graphics and
animation. It even features an area-
where kids can purchase digital
prizes with coins they have collected
while playing. Here's a breakdown
of what's offered:
Fun And Games In the site's new
Magic Mansion section, children are
challenged with strategy games such
as Abu's Tick-Tock-Toe in the Prin-
cess Court or online games they can
play with Stitch in the Heroes Hall.
In addition, kids can learn about
animals with Flounder, Timon and
Pumbaa in the Animal Arena or visit
the Enchanters Guild to download
the Haunted Mansion game.
The Value Of Fun The service
also features a section called the Bi-
zarre Bazaar. It lets children earn
"coins" when they play some
games. Those coins can then be
traded in for virtual prizes.
The Bazaar also features a virtual
market place where members can
buy and sell the items they've won
to other members.
The site provides voice-overs for
every link and environment meaning
as children navigate through a room,
a voice will announce each activity
and title as the mouse passes over it,
fun for all kids and critical for those
too young to read.
In addition, the site's silly sound
effects and musical introductions for
games can make the whole experi-
ence more fun for children.
From Our Photo File
DALE HOUSER, City Patrolman, issued a
fake arrest warrant to Kiwanians in June,
1988, as part of the Cancer Society's Jail
and Bail Fundraiser. Margo Armstead, left,
arranged for the "arrest." (News File Photo)
Opinion & Comment
Republicans Chart New Course
Many Republicans are scratching
their heads these days wondering
what happened to their party which
once stood for fiscal responsibility
and less intrusive government.
Conservative icons like Barry
Goldwater and Ronald Reagan cam-
paigned against the federal govern-
In fact, Reagan said "government
is not the solution, government is
That resonated well with voters
and with help from the so called
"Reagan Democrats," the former
California governor knocked off a
sitting president and went on to win
a second term in a landslide.
Now, after being handed a surplus,
a Republican Administration has
created deficits that will take a gen-
eration or more to correct.
The problem is, the GOP is not
through spending money we don't
have, boosting the deficit even
Not only are the costs for the Iraq
war off budget, and that's nearing
$300 billion, but the President is
calling for making tax cuts perma-_
nent which will add to the deficit.
Just recently Fed Chairman Alan
Greenspan, who had endorsed Presi-
dent Bush's tax cuts, said "we were
wrong," but that hasn't slowed the
drive to make the cuts permanent.
Then there's the matteri'private
Accounts taking money from the So-
cial Security fund. The number be-
ing bandied about in Washington is
$2 trillion which will have to be
If this spending hasn't put you in a
funk yet, consider that the changes
in Medicare benefits are going to
cost $724 billion in the first decade.
Costs are expected to rise from $37
billion a year to $110 billion.
It is no wonder those Republicans
who believe in fiscal discipline are
beginning to express their frustra-:
On the issue of smaller and less
intrusive government, long the man-
tra of Republicans, the record is the
federal government is larger now
than under President Clinton.
And, involvement in the Terri
Shiavo case by the Republican Con-
gress and President flies in the face
of less intrusive government.
What about states rights? That also
has been an area of respect for the
But in the Shiavo case which had
worked its way through state courts
for years, states rights were tram-
pled by the push to get the case in
the federal courts.
What can one make of all these
One conclusion is campaigning
against the government and actually
running the government are two dif-
The Republicans are doing the
very things for which they casti-
gated Democrats over a 40 year pe-
How will this play long term?
I think the real problem will come
from within the Republican party.
Oh sure, there are folks who
march in. lockstep and give very lit-
tle thought to these matters and
they'll be fine.
But for those party members who
give some serious consideration to
the direction of the country, you can
bet their voices will be heard.
And, I think you'll hear a clamor
for a change in direction for the
From Our Files
TEN YEARS AGO
SThe ambulance service increased
its base fee'to $200 effective March
5 That's $70 over the previous base
fee of $130.
T. Wayne Dais, the owner of Kis-
saway Plantation who stirred up a
recent controversy with his proposal
to lease 274 acres of state land in the
Ward Creek flood plain, has with-
drawn his application.
March 27, 1985
School Superintendent Stephen
Walker's. announcement that he
would like to make changes in the
structure of school principals is
really just the tip of the iceberg, as
far as changes he hopes to make in
the school system.
As many people have already noti-
fied, the Monticello Police Depart-
ment is cracking down on traffic law
While normally there are around
12 arrests per month for moving
violations, 75 tickets have been is-
sued this month.
Despite protests and votes to the
contrary from School Board mem-
bers James Boland and Elizabeth
Hall, there will be a changing in
school principal and once person
,added to the county administrative
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 27, 1975
The summer like weather held out
as over 1,000 visitors traveled
around Jefferson County and Monti-
cello this past weekend to tour the
historically elegant homes featured
for the 11th Annual Tour of Homes.
Monticello residents named to the
Dean's List at North Florid Junior
College for Term 1 were Henry
Aman, Ike Anderson, Louis Elazer,
Sherryl Griffin, Terry Mills, Gary
Mills, Miriam Snelgrove and Mary
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 26, 1965
J.F. "Jim" Yaun, insurance repre-
sentative here for the Farm Bureau
will be the Red Cross Drive Chair-
man for 1965 and the fund drive is
expected to start within a few days.
Mrs. Fondren Roddenberry hon-
ored her son, Dennis on his thir-
teenth birthday Saturday evening
with a party at the Youth Center.
Josephine Malloy visited in Cov-
ington, KY and Grand Rapids, MI,
during the spring holidays.
Mary Blow and daughter Donna
and Lynn Shiver visited last week-
end with the former's son, Frank
Blow at the Citadel in Charleston,
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1955
The Ladies of the Episcopal
Church announced a tour of planta-
tions of the county,. Those to be
open for the tour were Silver Lake,
Pinckney Hill, Dixie, Bellamy, Gle-
dower and Lyndhurst.
Parkhill Mays, a student at Wash-
ington and Lee University, spend
the holidays at home.
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Vaccine Protects Tropical Fish
REBECCA L. MCGOVNEY
University of Florida
Fear of needles will not be a prob-
lem for tropical fish receiving a new
vaccine being tested by University
of Florida researchers.
Carefully injected into the body of
fish, the vaccine will prevent and
treat streptococcus infections in two
popular species the Rainbow Shark
and the Redtail Black Shark.
"These fish are important for Flor-
ida's ornamental tropical fish indus-
try, which produces, by some esti-
mates, 90 to 95 percent of the na-
tion's domestically raised tropical
fish," said Roy Yanong, an assistant
professor of aquaculture with UF's
Institute of Food and Agriculture
Sciences. "As with any disease, pre-
vention and rapid cure will help re-
duce losses for producers and bene-
fit consumers who purchase tropical
fish for their aquariums."
He said streptococcus infections
are troublesome for many species of
tropical fish. IF environmental con-
ditions such as water temperature
and water quality are not right, and
if the disease-causing strains of
streptococcus are present, the fish
can develop the disease and pass it
to other fish in the population. The
result often is a mortality rate be-
tween 50 percent and 70 percent for
the infected fish, Yanong said.
i Yanong, based at UF's Tropical
'iAquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin,
said previous treatment methods us-
ing medicated food and antibiotic
baths have not been as effective be-
cause they do not address the prob-
lem until the fish are already sick.
Antibiotics placed in the water are
not absorbed well by fish and can
also lead to bacteria resistance.
Medicated feed does not work well
because the fish often stop eating
when they are sick.
"If the analyses continue to show
good protection levels, we will en-
courage procedures to start vaccinat-
ing their broodstock against Strepto-
coccus iniae," Yanong said.
Yanong said they are working on
this particular strain of streptococ-
cus, but they hope to develop vac-
cines for other diseases that affect
"By preventing this disease in-
stead of treating it after if has oc-
curred, producers can save thou-
sands of dollars," Yanong said. "In
an industry that generated more than
$43 million in farm-gate sales last
year, these are important savings for
Riccardo Russo a graduate student
who is conducting experiments on
the vaccine at the Ruskin laboratory,
said tests on different vaccines and
methods of delivery sow that injec-
tion provides the best result in both
-juveniles and adult fish.
"We are getting a 60 to 70 percent
survival rate for infected fish receiv-
ing the injection, compared to a
mortality rate that could be as high
as 100 percent for fish that do not
receive the vaccine," Russo said.
"By placing the vaccine directly into
the fish, we can make sure they are
getting the protection they need."
In addition to improving survival
rates, the vaccine protects against
streptococcus for at least eight
months in tests, Russo said. This
helps tropical fish producers save
money by reducing treatments for
the disease to once a year, compared
to other antibiotic treatment regi-
mens that do not last as long.
While the new injected vaccine
will be very helpful for adult fish,
especially broodstock, bath treat-
ments and oral treatments may be
more practical and feasible for use
in younger fish, and these delivery
methods are still under
investigation, he said.
Women Wary Of Reform Plan
Women want lawmakers to
strengthen the existing Social Secu-
rity program, but most do not want
fundamental changes to the system.
In addition the majority of women
do not support efforts to privatize
the system by allowing people to
transfer a portion of their Social Se-
curity to a private account or any re-
forr that would cut or endanger
These are some of the key findings
of a recent poll of 750 women vot-
ers conducted by Peter D. Hart Re-
search Associates, Inc. for the
AFL-CIO and the National Partner-
ship for Women & Families.
among women to any reforms that
would weaken Social Security and
undermine their retirement
security," said National Partnership
President Debra L. Ness. "Women
want lawmakers to ensure that they
will get the benefits they are paying
for not privatize the system." ,
The poll also found that when told
that private accounts would reduce
Social Security's guaranteed
monthly benefit, women's support
for privatization drops to just 33
According to the National Partner-
ship for Women & Families, women
are already disadvantaged in retire-
"There is broad, deep opposition -ment because they:
Live longer than men.
Earn less than men.
Often hold low-wage jobs.
Have shorter work histories due
to caregiving responsibilities.
Are less likely to work in jobs-
that offer pension plans.
Are less likely to have the re-
sources needed to save for retire-
ment or invest in defined
Are more likely to deplete their
resources caring for a spouse.
Are more likely than men to live
in poverty and rely solely on Social
Security in old age.
The National Partnership for
Women & Families is a non-profit,
nonpartisan advocacy group dedi-
cated to promoting fairness in the
workplace, access to quality health
care, and policies that help Ameri-
cans balance work and family re-
It recently announced a drive to
protect women's interests in the So-
cial Security debate.
. The initiative would include pro-
viding women with information and
tools to help them engage in the de-
bate and communicate with their
members of Congress.
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Biker Barbecue, Rally Set
Several local churches have again
joined together to present the Fifth
Annual 2005 Hog Heaven Biker
Barbecue and Rally scheduled
noon until 6 p.m, Saturday, April 9.
The rally is a joint effort realized
through the sponsorship of both
United Methodist Churches and
Regional Christian Motorcycle
IKE ANDERSON, resident of Jefferson Nursing, shares
Easter candy with JES Boys, Girls Club member, Charlene
Austin after the Easter Egg hunt. Residents hid the eggs
and youths hunted for them. (News Photo)
FMB Relay Team Holds Raffle
It will take place on the grounds
of the Sardis United Methodist
Church, located on Waukeenah
Highway, adjacent to the KOA
Event promoters anticipate serv-
ing more than 500 free meals to
bikers who rally there annually.
Spokesman Ron Drake said that
it's through the generous support of
local businesses, churches and
community that meals and enter-
tainment are free to attendees.
The meal will include barbecue
chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, po-
tato salad, bread, beverage and des-
Both biker and Christian musical
groups are scheduled to provide af-
ternoon entertainment, jamming
with a little bit of everything from
Blue Grass, Country, Christian,
Gospel and Rock.
"From it's conception, this event
has been viewed as a local mission
outreach to communicate goodwill
and fellowship to a broad-based
community," said Drake.
"The purpose of a venue of this
type is to showcase the fellowship
between bikers and non-bikers as a
celebration of life."
Churches participating in this
event include: Lloyd United Meth-
odist Church (UMC), Sardis UMC,
Mt. Lebanon at Lamont UMC, Wa-
cissa UMC and Waukeenah UMC
Biker participants include Spirit
Riders Motorcycle Ministries,
Christian Motorcycle' Association
and Spirit Riders Motorcycle Min-
Drake stated that a show of ap-
preciation \%as due to the man\
churches and businesses, who
through their contributions, helped
make last year's rally a tremendous
success. "We could not have done
it without you."
Those contributors include: C &
F Fencing and Fairchild Construc-
tion for ice; Jake's Restaurant, for
gift certificates; Bubba Joyner, for
the use of a gas cooker; Abundant
Life Harvest Church of Lloyd for
portable signs; and Capital City
Harley Davidson, of Tallahassee,
for a monetary donation.
Also, Your Mayne of Woodville
for gift certificates; Tallahassee
Antique car Museum for the an-
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Deborah Speed To
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The families of Deborah Ann
Speed and Sammy Lee Leonard an-
nounce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Mary Brinson-Salter, of Quincy, FL.
and the late Mr. Wilson Speed. She
liams and Suzie Campbell, with Angel
Williams, director. (News Photo)
is the mother of Annette Speed-
Crews, Carolette and Cassandra
Speed, and Treondra Hester. She is
the sister of William "Rick" Brin-
son, who will give her away in mar-
The groom-to-be is the son of the
late Eula Mae McQuay and Eddie
Leonard, Sr., of Monticello, FL.
Surrogate parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel A. Madison, Sr., of
Monticello. He is the father of the
late Sammy Leonard, Jr. and of
Myeshia Leonard, of Tallahassee.
Speed is employed at Elder Care
in Tallahassee and Leonard is em-
ployed by Peavy and Son Construc-
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dessert, and iced tea.
The meal was sold out, to the de-
light of the youth.
The event was orchestrated by the
youths but, parents, and church vol-
unteers were on hand to help out
wherever they were needed.
Minister of Music Destin DuBose
is helping the youths of the church
with their fundraising efforts and is
hoping that, at least, 12 students will
able to attend the summer camp.
The youths will stay on the cam-
pus of Hiwassee College.
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The seniors enjoyed the gift to-
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Triple L Club Entertained
At March Meeting
Members of the Triple L Club
met last week and enjoyed a pro-
gram of music and story telling.
and invited audience participation
with the songs and with the stories.
This March program featured an
Easter theme, with tables were deco-
rated with spring flowers and Easter
Never failing to observe a holiday,
last month, the club crowned its
Valentine King and Queen.
A covered dish lunch was served.
as is customary at the meetings.
A day trip to Wakulla Springs is
planned for Friday, April 8. At-
tendees will enjoy a glass bottom
boat ride and a jungle cruise, fol-
lowed by a some leisurely shopping
and lunch at a local establishment.
TRIPLE L CLUB members
March meeting, featuring an
FILLING EASTER BASKETS at the Senior
Center are from left, Harold Murphy, Eliza-
beth Murphy and Bulah Farmer. The pro-
Refuge House Provides
Services To Seniors
' Refuge House Counselor Dessie
Harvey, MSW, and Task Force vol-
diteers joined local seniors i Imak-
ing of Easter baskets for the
holiday, at the Senior Center last
"The seniors and volunteers had a
wonderful time interacting," Harvey
states. "The\ all enjoyed making
their o'\n baskets and took them
home afterwards. to enjoy at home
and at their own leisure."
Donated items were brought in
and distributed as part of the sched-
uled program. Harve\ talked with
.he seniors about the local services
provided by the agency.
. Some of those services include
emergency ,shelter, courthouse pro-
William R. Kirkland
We regret to announce the passing
of .William R. Kirkland, age 81, of
Monticello, Fl. who passed away
Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Eden
Springs Nursing Home in Crawford-
S ille, FL.
Graieside service will be held
Monday, March 28, 2005 at 2:00
PM. at Union. Missionary Baptist
Church Cemetery with Chaplain
Darwin Box officiating. You may
sign the guest register and share
your thoughts with the family by
visiting our website at
Mr. Kirkland was bor in Ashford,
AL, on April 13, 1923, to the late
Roy and Lillie Shelley Kirkland. His
wife Annie Elaine Whitehead
Kirkland preceded him in death. He
was a farmer and resided in South
Florida before moving to Monticello
He is survived by two sons Sam-,
uel Kirkland and his wife Joyce of
Crawfordville, Fl; Wilbur Royce
Kirkland of Sneads, FL; two daugh-
ters Louise Wood and her husband
John of Tallahassee, FL; Joyce Sy-
phrett and her husband Wesley of
Satsuma, AL; two sisters Louise
Thomas and her husband John and
Dutchie Lee Thompson all of Talla-
hassee, numerous grandchildren,
great grandchildren and nieces and.
nephews also survive.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home has
been entrusted with the arrange-
(See Homes of Mourning Page 10)
From left, Mary Connell, Betty White and
Rowena Daniel. (News Photo)
gram is sponsored for the seniors by the
Refuge House. (News Photo)
grams, sexual violence programs,
community. education and profes-
sional training,:volunteer opportuni-
ties, information and referrals,
advocacy, and indi\ idual and group
Last year, Refuge House provided
shelter for more than 550 women
In addition, more than 2.500 calls
were answered on the domestic
abuse hotline, and more than 275
calls came :in on the sexual abuse
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consecration of the ordained when
the laying of hands takes place.
Numerous clergymen and clergy
women, laymen and women will
participate in the ceremony.
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Artis Johnson and has 13 children.
She is a licensed minister under the
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graduate of the United Church of
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Lady Warrior JVs Defeat
Madison Central 13-5
Lady Warrior JVs climbed to a
10-1 season after defeating Madi-
son Central for a 13-5.
"They (Madison) came out ready
to play because we beat them in the
first game," said Coach Frank
"They were ahead by two and
held on to the lead. It was a hard-
fought game but we rallied in the
fourth and started hitting the ball
really good and took the lead from
He added that in the seventh in-
ning, ACA was in the field and it
began to rain rally hard. "Paige
(Thurman) was continually pitch-
ing with a muddy and wet ball,"
said Brown. "She did a great job in
that last inning.
"The girls did a great job at hang-
ing tough. They really amaze me.
Every game we play, they're real
Olivia Sorensen went to bat five
times, scored one run, two singles,
two RBI, one strikeout, one walk,
one stolen base; Nicole Mathis
went to bat five times, scored two
runs, one single, one RBI, one
strikeout, one walk, one stolen
Mallory Plaines went to bat five
times, scored two runs, two singles,
one walk, one stolen base.
Lindsey Day went to bat five
times, scored one run, one single,
one double, one RBI and two
walks; Thurman went to bat five
times, scored two runs, one triple,
two RBI, three walks, two stolen
Tristen Sorensen went to bat five
times, scored one run, one single,
one strikeout and one walk; Han-
nah Sorensen went to bat five
times, scored two runs, one strike-
out, three walks, two stolen bases.
ACA Loses Matches
TO Monroe, Maclay
In doubles action, Connell and
FRAN HUNT Sapp lost to Cavanaugh and John-
Staff Writer son, 4-8; and Jackson and Mueller
lost-to Brooks and Sanchez, 0-8.
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity tennis team fell to a 4-5 sea-
son after dropping their last no i oS'
In the match with Monroe, War- ,r
riors lost 1-6. -. .,-
In singles action. Amanda Sann
lost to Mandy Clark, 0-8: Courmne
Connell lost to Meg Summerford.
0-8; Kaitlin Jackson lost to Anna
Dooner, 1-8; and Rebekah Aman
lost to Jessica Joyner, -1-8.
Caroline Mueller beat Ehizabeth
Bridges, 8-6; Elizabeth Shirley beat
Mallory Taylor, 8-5; and RamseN
Revell lost to Ivie Thomas. 5-8.
In doubles action, Sapp and Con-
nell lost to Summerford and Clark.
3-8; and Jackson and Mueller lost
to Dooner and Joyner, 6-8.
SLady Warriors lost to Maclay
Sapp lost to Deven Cavanaugh,
1-8; Connell lost to Carolina San-
chez, 0-8; Shirley lost to Kristy
Johnson, 3-8; and Jackson lost to
Sarah Brooks, 6-8.
Mueller beat Chennel Turner,
8-2; Aman lost to Rebecca Mayo,
5-8; and Revell lost,to Dede Meros,
ELIZABETH 'SHIRLEY'S ball
is out of bounds during a
practice session. Shirley
beat Mallory Taylor 8-5, in
the Munroe Game. (News
Katelyn Levine went to bat four
times, scored one run, three singles,
two RBI, one stolen base; and Mi-
chaela Roccanti went to bat four
times, scored one run, one single,
Comparative statistics of the team
were as follows; ACA had 15 hits,
nine RBI, four strikeouts, 12 walks
and eight stolen bases and Madison
had 13 hits, four RBI, one
strikeout, four walks and six stolen
Thurman pitched the entire game,
striking out one batter and giving
up 13 hits and four walks.
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity softball team now stands at a
5-2 record after winning their two
most recent games last week.
In the first game, the Lady Warri-
ors blanked Mclay 15-0.
After four innings, the game was
called because of the 15-run rule.
ACA had 10 hits and one error.
Brittany Hobbs pitched the entire
game, striking out four batters, al-
lowing only one hit and giving up
no walks. She went two for three in
the batters box smacked an in-the-
park home run, had four RBIs and
two stolen bases.
Chelsea Kinsey went two for two
and had one walk, two RBI's and
rwo stolen bases, Bethany Saunders
went one for two and had one dou-
ble and t\ o stolen bases and Caitlyn
Murphy had two RBI's.
In the Hamilton County game,
ACA won .16-4.
The game was called after five in-
nings due to the 10 run rule.
ACA had a total of 11 hits, were
given seven walks and one error.
Leading the game statistics and
beating a school record, Lisa Bailey
smashed out an over-the-fence home
run, to end the game and she had
According to Coach Roslyn Bass,
in recent school history, only three
over-the-fence home runs had been
hit, and one of those was also hit by
Bailey last year, giving her two of
Murphy went one for one and had
two RBI's and two walks, Shea Ea-
son went two for two and had one
RBI and Jennifer Tuten went two
for four and had three RBI's.
Saunders pitched the entire game,
striking out eight batters and allow-
ing two hits and 12 walks.
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homerun, and 4 RBIs in the
*- Maclay game. (News Photo)
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The Aucilla Christian baseball
and softball teams were among the
top 10 Ranking in The Big Bend last
Warrior boys place in the top two
to three with a 7-1 season compared
to NFC at 8-3, and Godby with 9-4.
ACA girls also rank in the top
three with a 9-3 season, compared to
Chiles at 8-5 and Wewahitchka at
In baseball batting averages, Ca-
sey Gunnels, placed at number 10
with .423, and Chris Tuten and
Drew Sherrod both place at number,
14 with a .400 batting average.
In RBIs, Sherrod placed at number,.
three with nine, and Gunnels placed
at number five with seven. ;,
Gunnels is in a dead heat for sec-.
ond in home runs with two.
For pitching Sherrod ties for sec-:
ond with a 2-0 season.
Ridgely Plaines stands alone at
third with 4-1, in earned run;
Sherrod placed at two with 0.45'.
and in strikeouts; Plaines is at num-.
ber four with 24 for the season; and'.
Sherrod ties at number nine with 17,
for the season.
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The recent heavy rains forced the
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Coach Harry Jacobs said the'
Madison Invitational, the Florida
Relays and the Jasper Invitational
were all canceled because of the
When the Tigers went to partici-
pate in the Disney competition,
only two of the boys teams made
"The girls did zero," said Jacobs.
"They didn't place in the top three
or four. They just didn't have it
Jonathan Dady placed third in the
high hurdles with a time of 15:04
seconds; and J. R. Sloan placed
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PAGE 10, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., MARCH 30, 2005
Recent Educational Rally
Drew Some 105 Attendees
According to Event Coordinator
Mary Madison, the Educational
Rally, IV was a tremendous suc-
cess and would not have been pos-
sible without the generous dona-
tions and contributions from many
in the community.
Madison said there were approxi-
mately 105 people in attendance
during the rally and expressed her
thanks to the parents and children
for their dedicated participation.
She said that special presenta-
tions by the Boys and Girls Club's
Stubbs Musical Performers, di-
rected by Patty Callender, were dy-
namic. "They performed on the
xylophones and shared a new ren-
dition on drums (plastic buckets).
They are called "Jammers," and
performed for the first time in pub-
She expressed the fact, that due
to a couple of funerals, some par-
ents and others were not able to at-
tend, "But the show went on with
extreme enthusiasm and success."
Madison said the Karate team
came arrived late, but entertained
the group with a stellar perform-
ance of kicks, jabs and commands.
The team's director is Kirture
After the group's performances
and partner's presentations, the
group heard from guest speaker
Miami Dolphins All-Pro Comer
#29, Sam Madison, Jr. He im-
pressed upon the children the need
to stay focused and stay in school,
to continue to join programs such
as the partner's group and other ac-
tivities that will positively impact
their minds and bodies.
He encouraged the parents and
supporters to "Keep doing what
To the parents, his message was,
"Interact with your children a lot
and continue to support them in
their activities. As a token of his
appreciation to all of the parents, he
will send each, one of his auto-
As special thanks to all present,
Madison Avenue For Kids founda-
tion supplied and educational
Madison added that special
thanks goes to City and County
supporters which included Judge B
obby Plaines, Sheriff David Hobbs,
Vice-Mayor and Boys and Girls
Club Director Gerrold Austin, Su-
perintendent of Schools Phil
Barker, Dick Bailer, Debbie Snapp
of the News and Warner Wilson.
Through special donations from
the Home Foundation, Inc. Dr.
Homes Of Mourning
(Continued From Page 7)
Lela Elizabeth Langston
Mrs. Lela Elizabeth Langston Cook
age 90 a retired clerk died Sunday
March 27, 2005 in Tallahassee,Flor-
: Graveside Funeral Services will be
Thursday March 31, 2005 at 11:00
A.M. in the Evergreen Cemetery,
Greenville Florida. No visitation is
planned. Donations may be made to:
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd.Tallahassee.,FI 32308.
- A native of Liberty County, Flor-
ida, Lela had lived in Monticello,
FL, for the past 6 years, and in
Greenville, Fl. for 60 plus years. She
was employed at Greenville Drug
Company for 43 years, where she
filled many roles in the running of
She is survived by: 4 Grandchil-
dren, Evelyn Swickley, Billy Hat-
field, and Douglas Hatfield all of
Monticello, FL, Robert Hatfield of
Tallahassee, FL, 8 Great-
grandchildren; Kristen Edwards,
Jackson Hatfield, Melanie Foster,
Nikki Hatfield, Amy Hatfield,
Tomas. Swickley, Nicc.las Swickley
and Jordan Swickley. She was proud
of the 1 Great-great grandchild on
Rosa Home of Quitman, Madison
Avenue For Kids, VFW Post 251
and the Ladies Auxiliary, Judge
Robert "Bobby" Plaines, Camenez.
Brown and Hardee and Brian T.
Hayes, PA Attorney's at Law and
from Chancey-Stoutamire Insur-
ance Agent, every youth in atten-
dance received a gift bag filled
with a combination of items such
as pencils, notebook paper, color-
ing and activity books, work books,
and Bibles, fun bubbles, bubble
bath, chips, hair bows and socks.
The City Council of the City of Monticello proposed to adopt the
following entitled ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF MONTICELLO, FLORIDA, ANNEXING PROPERTY
CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 3.87 ACRES ON
BORDERED ON THE NORTH BY EAST PEARL STREET
AND ON THE SOUTH BY EAST WASHINGTON STREET
(U.S. 90 EAST) TO THE CITY OF MONTICELLO;
REDEFINING THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE CITY OF
MONTICELLO TO INCLUDE SAID PROPERTY; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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Donations also supplied apprecia-
tion gifts to the youth presenters, a
goodie bag for all the youths and
all attendees, and an all you can eat
pizza lunch with drinks and
"For the last three years every
rally has been unique in its own
right and they just seem to get bet-
ter each year," stated Madison.
"I'm already looking forward to
planning the fifth one."
She concluded that they are al-
ways looking for more partners to
join the partnership and that new to
the partnership this year is Jeffer-
son County Retired Educators.
If you would like to join hands or
make a contribution, call Madison
at 997-4504 or 534-0200.
This property is further identified on the map below. A complete
metes and bounds description, as well as the entire text of the
ordinance may be inspected at City Hall, 245 South Mulberry
Street, Monticello, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. A public hearing will be held on
the adoption of the ordinance on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. at City Hall.
A BOUNDARY SURVEY FOR RUTH K. SCHMIDT,,.,
L" LOCATED IN SECTION 29
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGE 1 OF 3
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
Andrew Alexander, Jr. 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 names in which it was assessed are as
follows: Certificate No. 461, Year of
Issuance 2000. Description of Property
Lying and being in the Northeast of the
Southwest '/ of Section 38, Township One
South, Four East, commencing 275 yards
North from the Northwest corner of
Pucker, Thomas and Cole. Continue at a
certain corner up said forth line, and
running North (70) yards, thence East
(140) yards, thence South (70) yards,
thence West (140) yards to its initial
starting point, containing two 2 acres
more or less. Name in which assessed
Jane Crumity Hrs. All of said property
being in the County of Jefferson, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate or
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certificates or certificates will be sold to
the highest bidder at the courthouse door
on the 14th day of April, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. Dated this 17th day of March, 2005.
Carl D. Boatwright, Clerk of Circuit
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the Jefferson County Emergency
Management Traiping Room, 1240 North
Jefferson Street, Monticello, Florida, to
review the Government Services Group
Impact Fee Study. Felix "Skeet" Joyner,
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Flexible hours; must be willing to work
some Saturdays. Apply in person, or send
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Capital City Bank is seeking an Office
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efficiently operate the office by meeting
sales goals as well as coordinating sales
activities. Responsibilities include
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office maintenance as well as hiring new
associates. Ideal candidate must have
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The Jefferson County Road Department
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for the following position: Truck Driver
with a CDL class "A" Florida license.
Must have excellent driving record, have
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CENTER President of the Resident council (center) counts
the eggs after the Easter egg hunt by JES Boys, Girls Club
Members, Corday Dukes, left, and Marquis Jones, right.
Humane Society Ne
The Humane Society is in need
of a vice president and at least two
additional board members.
President Caroline Carswell said
additional board members and vol-
unteers are needed to assure that
the shelter can move up to the next
level in better serving the animals
and the community.
"We're in desperate need of a
vice president and at least two
more board members," said Car-
swell. "Right now, were are too
few to do what needs to be done."
She added that each board mem-
bers has specific responsibilities
and there were presently too few to
handle all that needed to be done at
"Many hands make light work,"
said Carswell. "The quality of
work goes up when you're not
overwhelmed with too much to do.
"There are some people who just
want to volunteer for one thing or
another and we need them," said
Carswell. "But there are some who
also like to have responsibilities up
to their necks, and we need them
Fundraisers are necessary for the
shelter, but without the bodies to
help make these happen, it's just
As the animal population grows
and the needs at the shelter.
heighten, the need for conducting
ongoing fund raising event is a
must to keep the shelter running
"More people add up to more
hours, we need more hands, more
minds, more ideas and more people
with loving hearts," Carswell
"Also, with the pet population
getting ready to boom, we're going
BETTY LANAHAN, is Easter Bunny to children each year
just completed her deliveries. She resides at KOA and
probably leaves an Easter basket or two for special people
at the campground. (News Photo)
e d s In the March 25 News story on C.
P. Miller, it states that "opponents
te e rs made political hay of the incident, a
L[j| Icontributing factor in Miller's
ntee s defeat."
"Opponents" was used in the
o need many more foster homes broadest sense of the word, meaning
or them," said Carswell. citizens opposed to Miller's candi-
"Our foster homes are like gold dacy, not necessarily his Republican
o us and can make the difference opponent, the present-day Commis-
ietween being adopted and being sioner Jerry Sutphin.
euthanized Sutphin disavows any knowledge
Hopes are high that citizens wish- or participation in the literature that
ng to become board members, vol- was mailed out to potential voters
nteers or foster homes, will be prior to the election to discredit
present during their next Board of Miller's candidacy.
Directors meeting, April 4, 7 p.m.
at the shelter.
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