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U3 T VFRSTY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL. 32611
Farm Bureau Board
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137TH YEAR NO.26,50 CENTS
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005
Stage Set For
Resolve Stumbling Block
COMMISSIONER SKEET JOYNER, center,
makes a point to Attorney Scott Shirley,
left, and Planner Bill Tellefsen following a
joint meeting Tuesday. Officials and plan-
REALTORS, developers and others inter-
ested in the development of land were not
particularly happy with the proposed
changes. Their supporter on the commis-
ners recognize that growth is inevitable, but
they say that they want the growth to be
controlled. (News Photo)
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sion was Commissioner Jerry Sutphin, left,
here talking with Buddy Westbrook and
Doug Wainright. (News Photo)
New Asst. State Attorney
Faces Three Major Cases
Senior Staff Writer
When she comes here Friday, new
Assistant State Attorney Jackie Ful-
ford will reportedly be inheriting a
relatively easy caseload, with the
exception of three cases.
The first is a vehicular homicide
involving a Clearwater, FL, defen-
Sean Christopher Neal, 30, is
charged with causing the death of
72-year-old local resident Donald
Veenstra a year ago.
According to the court records,
Neal was traveling west on I-10 on
March 13, 2004, when he changed
lanes to pass a semi-truck and
rammed the rear of Veenstra's
pickup truck, which was also travel-
ling west on the outside lane.
Using crash reconstruction formu-
las, police estimate that Neal's vehi-
cle was traveling 93 mph when it hit
Veenstra's pickup. The posted speed
Limit is 70 mph.
The impact sent both vehicles into
spins and caused Veenstra's pickup
ultimately to overturn, spilling him
out of the cab. Neal's vehicle then
ran over the victim, that Neal obtained his Florida
"Defendant attempted to pass on driver's license in a fraudulent man-
the right with no visibility on the ner. According to the state, Neal de-
outside lane," states the charging dared in his Florida application that
document. "The reckless manner in he had no suspensions from another
which defendant changed lanes in at state. But in fact, he had had drivers
least 23 mph over the posted speed licenses suspended in North Caro-
limit was the direct result of the vic- lina and in Virginia.
tim's death." He is charged with vehicular
The state, furthermore, chargesate Page 9)
(See State Page 9)
Meggs Describes Fulford
As Seasoned, Experienced
Senior Staff Writer
The county will be getting a new
assistant state attorney Friday.
She is Jackie Fulford, presently
assistant state attorney in Wakulla
Fulford will be replacing Assis-
tant State Attorney Mike Bauer,
who has been here almost two years.
Bauer will be going to Wakulla
County, in essence switching places
State Attorney Willie Meggs on
Wednesday described Fulford as "a
seasoned and experienced attorney."
He said she came to his office in
1998, first working in the juvenile
division and then moving into the
felony division in Leon County, be-
fore going to Wakulla County.
The reason for the change, he said,
is that Fulford has moved to Micco-
sukee. He said it made no sense to
make her drive 45 miles to Wakulla
when she was minutes away from
"It's a travel issue," Meggs said,
adding that in today's economy,
such issues become important.
Senior Staff Writer
The County and Planning
commissions Tuesday night were
able to resolve the two stumbling
issues holding up adoption of the
revised Development .Code, a
document that has been in the
making going on five years now.
Well, sort of resolved the two
stumbling issues: elimination of the
five-lot exemption and the setting
up of countywide road standards.
Attorney Scott Shirley yet has to
wrile language clarifying the road
andards issue and the Planning.
Commission must then recommend
that language for approval to the
County Commission, a process that
can take another 90 days at best.
And the consensus on elimination
of the five-lot exemption is not
without a detail or two that must still
be worked out.
Even so, commissioners indicated
Tuesday night that they plan to
proceed with adoption of the revised
code, setting up the necessary public
hearings at their next meeting.
As for the yet-to-be-clarified road
standards, these will be incorporated
into the document at a later day as
an amendment when they are
developed, Commission Chairman
Skeet Joyner said.
He noted that notwithstanding the
long-awaited adoption of the
document, the revisions and
amendments will continue
indefinitely, a product of growth
and the ever-evolving nature of a
document that must attempt to keep
up with the changes.
Developers, realtors and others in-
terested in land development were
not happy with the proposed
changes. They argued for a con-
tinuation of the five-lot exemption
and for more flexible road
standards, if with the imposition of
"What you're doing is you're tak-
ing property rights away from peo-
ple who now aren't in a position to
develop their land," realtor Barry
Kelly said. "You're not stopping de-
velopment. Change is coming.
You're only changing the players."
Stopping growth was not the in-
tent of the proposed changes, Joyner
said. Officials well understood that
change was coming and accepted
that eventuality, he said.
"We want growth but we want it
to come in the right way," Joyner
said. "I'm setting standards that I've
got to live by myself one day. But
for this county to grow properly is
important to me."
The two interrelated issues -- the
five-lot exemption and the absence
of road standards -- date from the
code's adoption in 1990 and have
created innumerable problems for
the county ever since,. according to
commissioners and planners.
Take the five-lot exemption. It es-
sentially has allowed individuals to
develop subdivisions of five or less
lots without any review by planners
or commissioners. Combined with
the lack of countywide road stan-
dards, it has essentially created a
free-for-all atmosphere, officials
Among the alleged abuses, offi-
cials cite individuals who have used
the two loopholes to develop large
subdivisions five lots at a time, thus
avoiding official review.
Many times, say officials, these
subdivisions have substandard roads
that the county ultimately inherits,
aggravating the Road Department's
already overwhelmed maintenance
"I can take you to a subdivision
right now where the fire trucks can't
travel its roads," Joyner said. "We
don't need that in this county."
Commissioner Junior Tuten quite
"I believe in property rights,"
Tuten said, citing present divisions
of land that are no more than
wooded lots with limited or no ac-
cess. "But I also believe we need to
stop the travesty that is taking place
under the name of subdivisions.
And gentlemen, most of it, is hap-
pening to the poorest of the poor.
We need to hold developers ac-
As the planners are recommend-
ing, and the commissioners appear
ready to accept, the five-lot exemp-
tion henceforth will cease. Meaning
that all land subdivisions, no matter
how small, will require Planning
The only possible sticking point is
whether the new rule will apply to
the single split of a lot. Joyner
would like the single split of a lot to
be exempt from the new rule. But
the planners' recommendation is
that even the single split be subject
As for the road standards, Joyner
advocated that major subdivisions
(developments of more than 10 lots)
be required to pave all roads and
that minor subdivisions (10 or fewer
lots) be required to pave roads lead-
ing up to paved county roads.
But planners' recommendation,
which commissioners ultimately
agreed to accept, is that the stan-
dards be more flexible, so that ex-
ceptions can be allowed if the
situation warrants it.
Thus, a 60-foot easement will be a
standard requirement, but the re-
quirement for paving will be left up
to the discretion of planners and
Commissioner Jerry Sutphin alone
voiced objection to the two recom-
mendations. Sutphin argued instead
for adoption of a counter proposal
that would substitute guidelines for
official review in the areas of five-
lot subdivisions and road standards.
Formulated by a group of realtors
and developers, the counter proposal
essentially depends on the industry
to police itself, while putting the
burden of resulting problems on the
Or, as Sutphin put it, "Buyer be-
Among the guidelines, for
example, is one requiring realtors
and developers to notify land buyers
upfront that the dirt road serving
their particular subdivision is not
county owned or maintained.
That way, goes the argument,
homeowners will have no cause to
approach commissioners later and
demand that the county maintain
their road, as supposedly happens
Joyner and other commissioners'
response was that even if the real-
tors and developers adhered to the
rule, no guarantees exist that subse-
quent purchasers of the same prop-
erty will be given the same
notification. And three or four buy-
(See Code Page 5)
RESTORATION WORK on the dam at the
north end of Lake Miccosukee is supposed
to be nearing completion. The state is
spending close to $1 million for this phase
of the project. (News Photo)
Editorial, Page 4
PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 1, 2005
THE WEEK LONG Bike Florida Tour began
and ended in Monticello. Some members of
the group chose to camp out in "Tent City,"
while others stayed with residents who vol-
unteered to house them. (News Photos)
CYCLISTS Mark Jacobs, from Temple Ter-
race, FL., left and Tom Thomas from Mari-
etta, GA, take a break in the vendor area
behind the tent city set up at former JCHS
site during Bike Florida Week.
SSgt. Brandon Miranda Provides
Military Communications In Irag
County residents James and Grace
Funk are the grandparents of SSgt
Brandon Miranda, a communica-
tions computer system operations
journeyman with the 416th Expedi-
tionary Mission Support Squadron
communications flight, currently
stationed in Iraq.
There are nearly 1,000 personnel
at the base and Miranda, who's de-
ployed from Grand Forks Air Force
Base, N. D., and seven other combat
communicators have the responsi-
bility of providing wireless and
ground-based communications sup-
The flight, which works directly
with the US Army and contracted
civilian communications personnel,
has the unique role of keeping the
combat communications for the base
flowing 24 hours per day; seven
days per week.
Just about every battle fought to-
day relies on communications of
some sort and the team prides them-
selves on insuring communications
capabilities are readily available, re-
liable and secure protecting the in-
tegrity of military operations.
Air traffic controllers specifically
rely on communicators to ensure
they have voice and data communi-
cations to monitor and report air
field, operations, accidents or inci-
There are also vehicle maintainers,
fuels delivery, security forces and
fire department personnel, to name a
few, who rely on their wireless com-
munications to manage and control
Miranda says there are more than
1,000 ways to explain the critical
need for communications in a com-
bat environment, but there is no one
The Board of Directors of Farmers
& Merchants Bank have elected
Olivia B. Wright to Information
F. W. Carraway, Jr. chairman of
the Board, made the announcement
following the regularly scheduled
March, 2005 Board Meeting.
Ms. Wright joined FMB in 1999,
after graduating from Saint Leo
University with a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree in Computer Informa-
"As the bank's Information Tech-
nology Officer, Olivia will be re-
sponsible for managing the FMB
computer network, which includes a
frame relay system involving
branches in Thomasville, GA;
Greenville; Tallahassee; and Monti-
Prior to her promotion to IT Offi-
cer, Olivia was Assistant Technol-
ogy Administrator, and responsible
for maintenance of equipment and
software for the Company," Carra-
"Communications to a war fighter
is as critical as food and a place to
sleep," he said. "Without all those
people we have providing commu-
nications equipment, expertise and
support, the war effort wouldn't be
The Local Planning Agency of the City of
Monticello will conduct a workshop to
discuss the allowance of residential uses the
B-1 (Downtown Business) zone. The
workshop will be conduct on April 12, 2005
at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry
Street, Monticello, Florida.
For further information, contact
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Editor's Note: Boyd is a FAMU
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fairs for Monticello News at the
Two years ago Jefferson County
Health Department began renting
the red brick building at 1175 West
Washington Street, formerly occu-
pied by Tallahassee Family Medi-
cine in Monticello.
Last month the county requested
$250,000 from the Legislature to
buy the building from TMH, mark-
ing the third year the county has
asked the State for money to buy the
building, Director Kim Bamhill
She explained that the department
needed the space because of the
county's increased interest in public
The extra space allowed the de-
partment to assign a portion of the
building for its dental clinic, its first
in 14 years.
"They (Jefferson County) did not
have a dental office prior to this fa-
cility," said Dr. Brent Mayer, a den-
tist at the clinic.
"By creating this dental clinic,
they're getting dental care to a popu-
lation that hasn't had dental care."
The clinic has been in service
since July, 2003, treats about 20 pa-
tients a day. three days a week.
Property Appraiser David Ward
said the building is appraised at
$237,940 taxable value. The prop-
erty is taxed at 95 percent of its
Jefferson County pays $1,250 per
month to rent the facility from
"The Legislature has not seen fit
to hand out money to local commu-
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statewide impact, not just local im-
The Jefferson County
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at 9:00 a.m.
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A legislative assistant for Rep. Lo-
ranne Ausley said the House budg-
ets have not yet been released.
It's unclear which counties are
getting which projects funded.
The assistant reported that the
budgets are expected to be released
soon, and Ausley is cautiously opti-
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When it comes to career choices,
teens mean business. They also
think being a doctor or lawyer
would be just fine. And many would
like to be their own boss.
These are just some of the key
findings of a survey of the attitudes
of American teens toward business
The survey is part of an ongoing
project sponsored by the world's
largest organization dedicated to
educating young people about busi-
ness, economics and free enterprise.
For the third consecutive year,
teens selected a career in business as
their ideal job, according to the lat-
est JA Worldwide (Junior Achieve-
ment) "Interprise Poll." "Business"
occupations received just under 10
percent of the responses, doctorr"
and "teacher" each received just
over six percent, and "entertainer"
received 5.7 percent.
Near five times as many female
students (just under 10 percent) in-
dicated that becoming some type of
"doctor" is their ideal career, com-
pared to only 1.9 percent of males
who provided that preference. By
somewhat smaller but still impres-
sive margins, female students ex-
pressed a greater interest than their
male counterparts in becoming a
"teacher" (7.2 percent to 4.1
percent) and "lawyer" (5.3 percent
to 3.1 percent).
Owning their own business ap-
peals to more than two-thirds of stu-
dents. Male students appear more
inclined to be entrepreneurs (nearly
75 percent) than their female class-
mates (62.9 percent).
Many teens had a chance to learn
more about potential careers during
National Job Shadow Day, an an-
nual nationwide initiative that fur-
thers students career exploration by
pairing young people with on-the-
job "hosts" at their workplace.
The event is sponsored by ING,
Nelnet, Valpak, and the National
Job Shadow Coalition,
The coalition includes America's
Promise The Alliance for Youth,
the U.S. Department of Labor, the
U.S. Department of Education and
,Students from 80 JA locations
across the country participated in the
"2005 JA Interprise Poll on Kids
JA reaches 4 million students in
the U.S. and another 2 million stu-
dents in nearly 100 countries.
Yielding Good Results
From Our Photo File
IN THE PEAK of the swimming season, in
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Shawn Miller was caught in midair by our
camera. (News File Photo)
Opinion & Comment
P W'Short Takes & Other Notions
BY RON CICHON
Our Town is awash with color as
Spring ushers in new growth and
blossoms... Relay for Life set for
April 15 and 16... We dodged the
bullet Saturday night with little
damage when the weather was so
Mo and Donna Skelton are open-
ing1 their 'HuckleBerry's Creations
this weekend which will offer chic
furniture and antiques. The store is
located at 210 W. Washington St.
Walking as a fitness activity has
become more popular in recent
years. Regular walking strengthens
the immune system, can help reduce
body fat, cholesterol levels, heart
rate, and blood pressure.
A Lady Banks rose at Tombstone,
Arizona has a trunk 40 inches thick,
and stands nine feet tall. Supported
by 68 posts and several thousand
feet of piping, 150 people can be
seated under the arbor. The cutting
came from Scotland in 1884.
Ever wonder where the baby
boomers are 'going in retirement?
Some 40 percent indicate that they
plan to retire to a rural area.
States rights? Back in 1836, health
experts petitioned Congress to pro-
hibit the manufacture, importation,
and sale of cigarettes. A Senate
Committee, while agreeing that
cigarettes were a public health haz-
ard, determined that only the states
had authority to act.
The gold depository at Fort Knox,
Kentucky is the richest half acre of
ground in the world... The Military
Family Tax Relief Act provides new
tax brakes to members of the mili-
tary and their families. It enables
some to file amended returns to gain
tax refund for past years.
Scientists who tracked two groups
of people discovered that those in
the mentally active group, who
played board games, read, did puz-
zles, etc., had a 63 percent lower
risk of developing dementia com-
pared with the group that rarely ex-
ercised their brains.
Didja know smoking is the num-
ber two cause of wrinkles?... How
about this? the stronger an onion
taste, the better it is for your health.
A new study has found that strong
flavored onions tend to have the
most flavonoids, antioxidants that
help reduce the risk of heart disease,
diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
Kiplinger predicts there will be no
increase in the minimum wage this
year. Chances of legislation improve
in 2006 since minimum wage in-
creases usually come in election
years when politicians are wooing
After our expenditure of blood
and treasure in Iraq, will the Shite
majority hold sway and align the
country with Iran? This is a very:
strong possibility, albeit not a good.
one for the United States.
Based on the number of days resi-
dents reported not getting enough
sleep and other criteria, Minneapolis
was named "Best City For Sleep." It.
was followed by Anaheim, San Di-
ego, Cleveland, Nashville, Cincin-
nati, and New Orleans.
Love your dog? Some folks do. As
a matter of fact there are one million
dogs in the United States who have
been named as the primary benefici-
aries in their owners' wills.
Quotable quote: "While we have
the gift of life, it seems to me the
only tragedy is to allow part of us to
die, whether it be our sprit, our crea-
tivity, or our glorious uniqueness."
Monticello Trading Company is
now open at 100 W. Dogwood St..
(the old newspaper office) and fea-
tures antiques and collectibles.
Taking part in activities that clean,
beautify and improve communities
actually makes people feel safer,. ac-
cording to a recent survey.
This spring, volunteers nationwide
will rally together to clean-up,
green-up and fix-up their neighbor-
hoods during Keep America Beauti-
ful's Great American Cleanup, the
nation's largest annual community
This year marks the 20th anniver-
sary of the event, which takes place
from March through May. President
George W. Bush serves as Honorary
Chair for the third consecutive year,
with Mrs. Laura Bush joining him
this year as an Honorary Chair.
A recent Keep America Beautiful
survey revealed that 89 percent of
community leaders reporting 2004
Great American Cleanup results in-
dicated that their volunteers "felt
safer" in their communities after
participating in the Cleanup activi-
During the 2004 program, 2.3 mil-
lion volunteers collected 150 million
pounds of litter and debris; planted 5
million flowers and bulbs; cleaned
6,500 miles of rivers, lakes and
shorelines; and collected 1.2 million
tires for recycling.
In fact, one tire can attract 10,000
mosquitoes and increase the threat
of West Nile Virus. Collecting and
removing tires reduces this threat.
"The 20th anniversary of our
Great American Cleanup marks a
milestone for creating and maintain-
ing clean communities as volunteers
rally together to eliminate litter,
graffiti and blight that plague local
environments," said G. Raymond
Empson, president to Keep America
Beautiful. "By showing their com-
mitment through hands-on activities,
volunteers are providing the solution
to sustaining a healthy quality of life
Support for clean communities
continues to grow, as many compa-
nies are sponsoring volunteers' ef-
The 2005 Great American
Cleanup National Sponsors are:
American Honda Motor Company,
Inc., Cingular Wireless, Firestone
Complete Auto Care & ExpertTire
& Tire Plus, GLAD ForceFlex Trash
Bags from The Glad Products Com-
pany, SPARKLE Paper Towels
from Georgia-Pacific Corporation,
Pepsi-Cola Company, The Scotts
Company, Troy-Bilt, Waste Man-
agement, Inc. and Wm. Wringley Jr.
Company; Educational Partner:
Rubber Manufacturers Association.
'Nuns' Plan Bingo Fundraiser
Come join the fun at the (tempo-
rary parish hall) Opera House at 8
p.m. this Saturday, April 2 for Nun
The Little Sisters of Drifton aka
Little Sisters of Hoboken, aka the
cast of "Nunsense" recently per-
formed at the Opera House, along
with the Sisters of Altrusa of Mon-
ticello, will hold a fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society.
Come out for fun, food, drinks,
and the chance to win prizes.
Admission is $5 which will in-
clude two Bingo cards. Additional
cards will be $1 each.
This should prove to be a fun
filled evening and all proceeds will
benefit Altrusa of Monticello's Re-
lay For Life team.
E-Mail Hoaxes Fairly Common
From warnings about asteroids
headed for earth to political con-
spiracies involving space aliens -
and everything in between the
Internet has become home to a vari-
ety of tall-tales, myths, half-truths
Some are outlandish, while others
can be quite subtle.
Fortunately, there are signs that
can help separate the true from the
not-so-true. Here are some classic
signs that may help you recognize
an e-mail myth.
"Pass this on." This phase and
others like it are often telltale signs
of an e-mail hoax. From the blatant:
"Send this to everyone you know,"
to the subtle: "Forward this impor-
tant information to the people you
care about," any e-mail that asks to
be forwarded into the inboxes of
your friends and family deserves
The original sender is not identi-
fied. If an e-mail is anonymous or
has been forwarded so many times
that you can't trace it back to the
original sender, it is most likely un-
The story or information is diffi-
cult to verify. More often than not,
e-mail hoaxes sound factual. The
idea is to get you to buy into the
story without researching the facts.
The timing is vague. A hoax or
rumor will usually reference some-
thing that happened "last week" or
recently" but won't provide a spe-
cific date or timetable.
This is to make the misinforma-
tion seem important and relevant for
an indefinite period of time.
The e-mail suggests a dire and
widespread threat. Health scares of-
ten fall into this category. Perhaps
you've come across one of the now
infamous hoaxes claiming that using
plastics in the microwave will re-
lease dioxins into your food or that
freezing your plastic water bottle
can cause cancer.
Remember, forwarding uncon-
firmed rumors only serves to pro-
mote needless fear mongering.
Checking out an e-mail story can
be fast and easy. For instance, if
you've received a rumor about plas-
tic products, you can visit
popular myth-busting sites- such as
Snopes.com have searchable ar-
chives that can provide answers in
Plan Now For Retirement
Whether retirement is five or 25
years away, are you ready finan-
cially? News polls, found that many
Americans don't think they are. But
it's not late to get those savings
If you're looking to save for re-
tirement, you may want to consider
seeking the assistance of a financial
professional. Mark Olson, Allstate
Financial, recommends on average,
putting away at least seven to 10
percent of your annual income and
sticking with the plan so. that your
savings can grow.
"If you're in your 20s or 30s, you
have more time and may wish to be
more aggressive in your
investments," explains Olson. "As
you age, you may wish to invest
more conservatively. And if you're
older and don't have much saved,
you should consult with a financial
professional to see what options you
Haven't even begun to consider
how much in retirement savings
you'll need? Allstate offers the fol-
lowing steps to help get you started.
1. Educate yourself on the differ-
ent savings options available and
what might work for'you. One in-
vestment may work for certain indi-
viduals or situations, but not for oth-
2. Discuss with your spouse how
the two of you want to spend retire-
ment. Don't wait until retirement to
learn you have conflicting goals.
3. Decide on an age to retire and
how much you will need to save
each month until then. Saving even
a small amount can add up to a lot
4. Determine how much you will
spend each year in your retirement
to maintain the lifestyle you want.
5. Set up a plan to automatically
save a fixed amount each month.
Remember, if you begin saving less
than the designated monthly
amount, you may have to add sig-
nificantly to your savings later in
6. Decide which savings vehicles
will help you best prepare for retire-
ment; keeping in mind how many
years remain before retirement, and
the kind of lifestyle you'd like to
7. Monitor your savings and in-
vestments over time to determine
whether you need to make adjust-
ments to keep on track with your
8. Estimate how much you will re-
ceive from Social Security and from
any employer-sponsored retirement
9. Work with a financial profes-
sional to help ensure your insurance
needs are adequate and keeping up
with changes in your life.
10. Make sure your plan for retire-
ment has a financial cushion that al-
lows for unexpected events and
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 1, 2005 PAGE 5
HuckleBerry's Creations, LLC
Shabby Chic Furniture
Opens On Washington Street
DONNA SKELTON, shown with Shabby Chic
Furniture and other items for sale, opened
her HuckleBerry's Creations, LLC Shop to-
day at 210 West Washington Street. (News
Boys, Girls Clubs Team With
JCHS Athletic Department
Tequila Hagan, Boys, Girls Club
Physical Education Program Coor-
dinator, reports that the Club has
teamed up with the JCHS Athletic
Department to ensure that the stu-
dents receive the maximum benefits
the after school program has to
For more details, log on to the Jef-
ferson County High School website
Coach Jeff Schaum has incorpo-
rated academic news and athletic
program information in regards to
the new physical education
This program will address the
need to increase awareness concern-
ing community physical health
Also, the program helps students
make connections between their as-
pirations for the future and concrete
actions they can take today.
In one-on-one sessions with Club
professionals such as homework
POWER HOUR, members set
achievable "Know-I-Can" goals,
more challenging "Think-I-Can"
goals and yearly "Believe-I-Can"
goals, and create action plans.
It is essential that each component
of the program provides recognition
of member's achievements at every
step of the journey which is incor-
porated under the program's "Goals
for Graduation "which has recently
been adopted in the after school
physical education program.
I he alter school program is tree to
each student. During the afternoon
sessions the student has the opportu-
nity to get free tutorial assistance
from a certified teacher.
"My name is Heather. I'm very good with children, and am
quite lovable and playful. If you are nice to me and pet me
regularly, I'll even fetch your slippers." (News Photo)
HuckleBerry's Creations, LLC.,
featuring Shabby Chic Furniture and
Antiques, is a new business, located
at 210 W. Washington Street and
scheduled to open Friday.
Donna and Mo Skelton, proprie-
tors, come to Monticello from north-
The quaint three room shop is full
of furniture, gifts, and replicas of
The pieces have a Victorian style
look, with an added touch of coun-
try. The new furniture is made to
look old with gray painted over red
and brushed so as to make it look
worn. Some of the furniture is or-
nate with leaded glass.
The most expensive piece of furni-
ture sells for $1099.00. It's an ex-
quisite and large shelved hutch that
is displayed in a dining area setting.
There are lots of smaller pieces
of furniture for sale, and such items
as bird houses that look like old
There are metal flower pots, vases,
table lamps, and ornaments of all
The Skelton's have added their
own personal touch by decorating
some of the furniture with old hand-
made table clothes, doilies, and pil-
lows, and the walls with old quilts
and quilted pieces.
The country blue and mauve shop
interior adds a rustic, homey feeling.
The furniture on display for
sale comes directly from a distribu-
tor in north Missouri. Special pieces
can be ordered upon request.
The Skelton's came to the area to
retire and spend more time with
Hours of business are "by chance
and by appointment," chuckle the
friendly and excited proprietors.
They do plan to be available and
will be open as often as they possi-
bly can. They can be reached at 528-
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ers down the line, these "tax
paying" citizens will demand the
county maintain their roads, not-
withstanding any agreements by the
What's more, pointed out Plan-
ning Official Bob Arredondo, the is-
sue goes beyond the mere
maintenance of roads. The fact, he
said, is that the county is responsible
for providing emergency services to
residents, no matter whose responsi-
bility the road maintenance.
In other words, if the county fails
to provide emergency service, it is
liable, regardless any written or oral
agreement on the part of residents to
maintain the road, he said.
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Snacks will also be provided for
each Club member. There are many
more opportunities that are available
to the student through this program.
Grades are a very important and
Education is the key to success.
The 2005 Public Service Advertis-
ing Campaign: "College Dreams,"
with Denzel Washington, is posted
on the BGCBB website.
The spot depicts the stark con-
trast between a child merely dream-
ing about a hopeful future and that
same child having the opportunity to
achieve his/her dreams thanks to the
Boys and Girls Club.
The program is available to all
County residents who are enrolled
Membership applications can be
picked up at any Boys and Girls
In this county there are currently
four locations in operation. They are
at: Monticello Boys and Girls Club,
near the Jefferson Elementary
School, Howard Middle School, Jef-
S person County High School, and St.
Phillip, ; .... .. .
Canine Of Week
t FRAN HUNT
S Staff Writer
The Jefferson County Humane
Society has named Heather its
adoptable canine of the week.
Heather is a one and a half year
old female Deer Dog, believed to
be a Walker Hound/Beagle mix.
She is heart worm negative,
spayed, with all her vaccinations up
Shelter caretaker Cheryl Bautista
describes her a being very shy, but
once she gets over her shyness with
someone, she is very lovable and
Heather is an indoor/outdoor ani-
mal and she is good with other
dogs and children. Her disposition
around cats is not known.
She is presently in foster care and
available for adoption.
To adopt Heather,' or any of the
many other available animals at the
shelter, call 342-0244.
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The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
: the following items for recycling: :
All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.
All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans,
1 Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans, etc.
6 News papers. Magazines, etc.
All cardboard products grocery bags, cereal boxes, food boxes,
9 laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.
F All glass bottles, jars, etc. (clear,' brown & green)
Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located at
1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.
Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our Landfill
Sand saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
S*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing
^ machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the
10 Recycle Center)
6 *Construction Debris (which consist of) Lumber, shingles, sinks,
toilets, doors, window panes, carpet, furniture, tree & shrub
clippings, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
Used Oil & Oil Filters 0
Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool 0
S chemicals, paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers
clearly marked to identify contents)
**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will
S accept medical & pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned
into an employee of the facility and not just dropped off.
SPlease take notice to all of the signage posted in the
Collection site for the proper disposal of above items.
SThe City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
0 information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Don Anderson at 342-0154.
Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.co.jefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations & hours of
operation for each individual site. For further information please call the.
Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.
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PA('r' 1r -MNTITTCELTL.O (FLI. NEWS. FRI.. APRIL 1. 2005
County Farm Bureau Board
Works At Calico Arts Festival
The Jefferson County Farm
Bureau Board of Directors recently
completed another fundraiser for the
local organization at the Calico Arts
and Crafts Festival in Moultrie, GA.
This is the fifth year that the local
Farm Organization has participated
in the event.
Funds raised will go towards the
local Women's Program, Young
Farmer and Rancher Program, and
other Federation projects that the
Board of Directors designate.
The local Bureau has also taken
part in Food Check Out Day at the
Ronald McDonald House, in
Tallahassee, held recently.
Nearly a dozen residents from
Jefferson County, along with
Agency Manager Freddy Pitts and
his family, assisted with food
preparation and selling of the food.
Chicken Pilau and grilled pork
loin sandwiches were the main
menu items this year.
The Farm Bureau is involved with
many programs and projects every
year, and it takes "outside" money
to be involved in these promotional
programs, said Stephen Monroe,
Homes Of Mourning
Janie Lee Malone
Mrs. Janie Lee Malone, age 72, a
homemaker, passed away Sunday,
March 27, 2005 in Tallahassee,
Funeral services were 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at
Beggs Funeral Home Monticello
Chapel in Monticello, Florida. Inter-
tnent will follow the service at Oak-
ield Cemetery. Family received
friends 7 'til 9 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 29, 2005 at Beggs Funeral
Home Monticello Chapel.
'A native of Jefferson County,
Florida and a lifetime resident of
Monticello, Mrs. Malone was a de-
voted mother and grandmother. She
was of the Baptist faith and attended
Calvary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Malone is survived by: 1 son
Wendell Malone of Monticello, 1
daughter Wendy Lee Smith of Mon-
ticello, 2 brothers Aaron "Buddy"
Vinson of Hilliard, Florida, Levon
Vinson of Jacksonville, Florida, 2
sisters Judy Vinson of Hillard, Flor-
ida, Etheleen Allen Roper of Monti-
cello, 5 grandchildren, Earl Keridell
Malone, Travis Back, Jessica
Sutton, Casey Malone, and William
Celia Mills age 81, of 880 E. First
St., Monticello, FL died March 25,
2005 at home.
Mills was a native of Jefferson
County and lived in Monticello for
She was a housewife and a mem-
ber of Memorial MB Church John
White Chapter OES #65 Biven
Court #16 Heroinres of Jericho and
Lily White Lodge #198.
She is survived by: four sons Wil-
lie (Ollie) Mills, Winter Haven,
Frank (Marie) Mills, Haines City,
Earnest (Lucy) Mills, Tampa, and
Eddie (Valerie) Mils, Monticello:
two daughters Evelyn Williams and
Celia Mae Jenrette both of Monti-
cello; one stepdaughter Pearlie M.
Simpkins of Monticello; three sis-
,ters Johnney Mae Williams, Tampa,
Viola (Junious) Ball of Monticello
and Alice Hester, West Palm Beach;
thirty grandchildren and a host of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral service will be Saturday
'11 am April 2, 2005 at Memorial
PMB Church, Rev. JB Duval officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at Pall-
bearers Cemetery. Pallbearers are:
The White Grove Masonic Lodge
'222 of Capps. Honorary pallbear-
ers are Deacons of Memorial MB
Church. Branch Street is handling
Mr. Wallace Pleas, Sr. of Tampa,
FL passed away Monday, March 28.
Funeral services will be conducted
Saturday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. at
Greater Elizabeth Missionary Bap-
tist Church, Lloyd, FL with Rever-
end George Proctor, Jr., Pastor, offi-
ciating. Interment will follow in St.
Phillip AME Church Cemetery,
Centerville Road, Tallahassee, FL.
Mr. Wallace was a native of
Lloyd, FL and a resident of Tampa
for over 30 years. He attended Jef-
ferson County Schools and was self-
Mr. Wallace was proceeded in
death by three siblings, Roosevelt
Pleas, Alomo Pleas and Leola Pleas
and three grandchildren, Robert
Redfield, Jr. Dontrell Nelson and
He leaves to cherish his memory
four daughters: Shanell Pleas-Vann
(Ahionio), Armentha Pleas, both of
Tampa, FL. Angela Pleas and Char-
wayne Pleas, both of St. Petersburg,
FL. two sons, Wallace Pleas, Jr. of
Tampa, FL and Malcom Pleas of St.
Petersburg, FL; eight sisters, Millie
Davis, Hoster (Junior) Copeland,
Catherine (Rev. Eddie) Lynn, Ma-
mie (Alfred) Thurman, Everlena
Pleas and Charlotte (Elder Ricky)
Jugger all of Tallahassee, FL and
Pennie Miller and Ethel Jones, both
of Lloyd, FL; his four brothers,
Charlie (Lois) Pleas, Sr. of Immoka-
lee, FL, Henry (Susan) Pleas of St.
Petersburg, FL, Freddie Pleas, Sr.
and Sammie (Susie) Bouis, both of
Lloyd, FL; one aunt, Margie James
of Plant City, FL; one uncle, Lewis
James of Miami, FL; a loving com-
panion, Mary Davis of Tampa, FL;
seven step-children, ReDen Duver-
mon (Maurice), Shirley Davis
(Chilly), Martha Reynolds (Benja-
min), Lessie Chevalier (Gilet), Lato-
nya Keaton (Robert), Lakeisha
Brooks and Herbert Davis all of
Tampa, FL; 18 grandchildren; one
great grandchild; 14 step grandchil-
dren; 4 step great grandchildren and
a host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives and sorrowing friends; spe-
cial mentions, Life Path Hospice
and Palliative Care; caregiver,
Elaine Hicks and special friend,
Grady Cook (Darleane) of Tampa,
FL. Arrangements entrusted to Till-
man Funeral Home, 620 York
Street, Monticello, Florida 32344,
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"We spend money for food for the
Ronald McDonald House every
year, and we also send our Young
Farmers to Annual Conferences, and
these are just some of the areas
where the money goes," added
"The Farm Bureau is the Voice of
Agriculture in Florida, and when
people see us out in the community
working on projects such as Calico,
they see an organization that is
involved in the community.
Farming is a very important
industry, and Farm Bureau is the
most important tool that farmers and
ranchers can have," he added.
"If you are a Farm Bureau mem-
ber, and would like to become in-
volved in our Women's Program,
our Ag-in-the-Classroom Program,
our Young Farmer and Rancher Pro-
gram, or our State Legislative Pro-
gram, please give us a call.
"We are always looking for volun-
teers to carry out these and other
programs for Florida's farmers and
ranchers," concludes Monroe.
Briltany Dy'Shauwn Moore
June 24, 1990.- April 4, 2004
Lincoln's gym is quiet and still for
the lack of Brittany's voice of
Time has moved so quick, so fast.
One year has gone by since I saw
you last. Not tears, no pleading, no
wish or deed can bring you back
here to us.
I need to cry at times when I real-
ize our time can be shared no more.
The County Community Coali-
tion meets 9:30 11:00 a.m., Friday,
Your brothers Ken and Dell still
often cry. "Momma,, why didn't
Brittany get to say goodbye?"
But if we could we'd have fought
God's decision, as it is hard when
bereaved to understand religion.
Sleep on baby girl and take your
rest. In the bosom of Jesus, cause
you did your best.
We know you're in Heaven,
waiting' on the other side, He chose
to pluck you, my rose, as you filled
Him with pride.
Momma, Daddy, Ken, Delle,
Auntie Cal, Uncle Jeff, Moy, Rez,
T.J. Grandma Bay, Auntie Gwen,
Uncle Putt, all love you and miss
you sooo much.
Thank you, Lord, for a gift so dear
in having Brittany for 13 years.
.Brittany's own slogan: "I want my
life, to end in peace .aqn.,otiin,
drama." .. r r
Brittany's family and friends
IN LOVING MEMORY
Joseph Brooks, Jr.
Oct. 30, 1961-April 1, 2004
It has been one year since you
went home to be with the Lord.
While we miss you every day, we
It feels like a crime. realize that you are in Heaven, free
Our playing, talking, and just be- of illness and the worries of this
ing friends, in such a short time has mortal world.
come to an end. We love and miss you.
I will always cherish'the memories Your loving wife, Debra,
you left behind, like giving good ad- Your devoted mother, Inez,
vice to any and all kind. and your brothers, sisters,
You'd pray for everyone, not self- and family
ish at all. "Lord I thank You," my
little Brittany would call.
I knew that she was special from
day one Dr. Blackshear said that n Case Of Emergency
about you too, my precious one. D 11
Daddy loves and misses you more D l
and much, and also longs for your
sweet, lovely touch.
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All the surveys, concerning the
possible change of meeting time, are
not in yet so the day and time re-
main the same for the April
meeting, at the library.
Speaker for this meeting will be
Curtisha Randolph with the Big
Bend Fair Housing Center.
She will conduct an awareness
St. Rilla To
St. Rilla MB Church will sponsor
a Brithday Rally Program 7:30 p.m.,
Theme for the program is
"Women Of the Gospel on the
Among the speakers are: Ministers
Cassandra Brockman, Rosena Sign-
leton, Louise Wallace.
Also Evangelists: Gloria Cox-
Jones, Georgianna Williams, and
First Presbyterian Church will
hold a Rummage Sale 7:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, until all items are sold.
The Fellowship Hall is overflow-
ing with furniture, clothing, and
other treasures, waiting to be sold.
All proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society Relay For
Jeanna Ann Smith, Freddy
presentation on the Fair Housing
Law as it relates to and protects
seven classes of persons. She will
focus on the rights of women with
children (familial status.)
If you are pregnant, have a child
or know someone who does, please
make plans to attend this informa-
Anyone who may have been a
victim of housing discrimination be-
cause of disability, race, color, or
the like, make plans to attend or call
the agency directly at 222-2033.
Dylan Moye will celebrate his
first birthday April 1.
He is the son of Erica Shields and
Ulysses Moye of Tallahassee.
Grandparents are Eric and Shirley
Shields, of Tallahasssee and Cather-
ine Moye, of Quincy.
Maternal great grandparent is Ar-
neter Hill, of Monticello, and pater-
nal great grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. James Williams of Tallahassee.
Godparents are Rev. and Mrs.
Marque D. Woodard, of Quincy.
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nurses have more career options than ever before.
Theyalso have flexible work schedules and attractive
starting salaries. And nursing is both personally and
professionally rewarding. Nurses
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Join us for a seminar and
hospitality hour to discuss
the career opportunities in nursing. Staff from all
areas of nursing will be available to provide a
wealth of information about the many different
careers in nursing. Also, representatives from area
colleges and the technical college will be present to
discuss educational opportunities.
Tuesday, April 5
John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital
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COUNTY FARM BUREAU members helping Dorothy Lewis,
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Trinidad Volunteers At JES
Club To Earn College Credit
Rebecca Trinidad, currently a sen-
ior at Lincoln High School, enjoys
volunteering her free time, talents,
and services to the JES Boys and
Girls Club, which also earns her col-
lege credit for her efforts.
She is planning to attending Talla-
hassee Community College in the
fall. From there she will proceed to
Florida State University to pursue a
career in either Music or Art.
"Arts and crafts are her forte. She
enjoys teaching the students about
as much as they enjoy learning from
her," remarks Gerrold Austin, Club
"She is really good at drawing
pictures of the kids. They all want
her to draw their picture," he adds.
Trinidad also helps out in the
Technology lab, when time allows.
Transportation Board To Meet
REBECCA TRINIDAD, of Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, Daisy Zuniga, Gabriel Lewis, Kourtney Shiver and Mia
volunteers with students at JES Boys and Girls Club. L-R: Smith.
Jalan Jones, Robert Lewis, DeShawn Mutch, Trinidad,
OWNERS of Our Blessings Early Learning Center are To-
mica King-Jackson and Donald Gillyard. (News Photo)
cancer Society urges
Colon cancer Testing
'Our Blessings' Learning
Center TO Open Monday
Our Blessings Early Learning
Center plans to open its doors on
Monday, April 4, with hours from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m.
Located at 890 North Cherry
S Street, the daycare center is now
taking registrations for children ages
1-5 years old, and is licensed for 34
Early registration will ensure a
child's placement. Call 997-1110 to
Owners Tomica King-Jackson and
Donald Gillyard state their belief
from Proverbs 22:6, to "train up a
child in the way he should go'and
when he is old he will .not depart
Jackson, director of this new es-
tablishment, adds that their founda-
tion is faith based on the Word of
The staff of four is certified in
CPR and First Aid. Security cam-
eras have been installed in the play
station areas, for the safety and pro-
tection of the children and the staff.
Breakfast, lunch, and a light snack
will be served to the children daily.
The staff is in contact with local
agencies to record times and dates
for programs and day trips.
Though still in the planning
stages, efforts are underway to pre-
sent programs by the Fire Depart-
ment and the Health Department.
Jefferson County Transportation
Disadvantaged Coordinating Board
meets 10 a.m., Thursday, April 12 at
the County Emergency Management
Office on N. Jefferson.
The purpose of this public hear-
ing is to allow residents the opportu-
nity to discuss with the local Board
any unmet transportation needs, or
any other areas that relate to local
All interested parties are encour-
aged to attend.
Transportation will be provided to
eligible individuals by calling the
Community Transportation Coordi-
nator, Big Bend Transit, at 997-
For addition information, contact
Vanita Anderson at 674-4571.
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If caught early, there is a 90 per-
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When it comes to testing, there is
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The exam itself takes only about
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Church To Hold
New Bethel A.M.E. Church on
Ashville Hwy., and Pastor Edd
Brown will sponsor a Health fair at
9 a.m. until noon, Saturday.
There will be presentations on the
subjects of Alcohol and Drugs, Dia-
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Nutrition, CPR, Cancer, and Living
Attendees are asked to dress com-
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1255 West Washington St.
Monticello, FL 32344
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At Seminole Banquet April 21
FSU President T. K. Wetherell-
will be the guest speaker following
the animal Jefferson County Semi-
nole Club Golf Tournament and
Banquet April 21 at the Country
Check in for the tournament be-
gins at 12:15 p.m., the putting con-
test begins at 12:30, the shotgun
start is scheduled for 1 p.m., cock-
tails will be served beginning at
6:30 and steak dinner will be
served at 7 p.m.
These events are the club's pri-
mary fundraisers, providing money
for scholarships for Jefferson
County students who plan to attend
Florida State, and to pay for the
club's Silver Chief membership in
the Seminole Boosters.
The entry fee is $50 for the
straight scramble event and Mulli-
gans will be on sale at check-in.
Golfers wishing to prepare for the
tournament can play all they want
from 8 a.m. until noon for $10.
Some handicapping will be done
with the foursomes of top golfers
and golfers will be asked to wear
garnet and gold or neutral colors.
There will also be the usual pack-
ages and prizes for the longest
drives, closest to the hole, as well
as low scoring foursomes.
Door prizes and an auction will
also be included during the day.
In addition, more sponsors are
needed for the hole signs at a cost
of $75 for new sponsors, including
$25 to make the sign, and $50 for
renewal in future years.
Space is limited to the first 44
players for the tournament and 125
for the banquet.
For further information about the
tournament contact Dean Jerger at
997-1653. For banquet ticket infor-
mation contact Dori Handley at
Hits in the game were made by
Cuyler, Footman, Keneshia Coates
Scoring runs for the Lady Bees -
were Cuyler with one; and Mer-
risha Barrington who added two af-
ter reaching first base on walks.
The ACA JV tennis team
climbed to a 2-1 season after de-
feating Trinity Catholic, 5-2.
In singles action, Kaitlin Jackson
won her match, 8-2; Rebekah
Aman~lost, 8-4; Caroline Mueller
won 8-2; and Ramsey Revell won
Dana Jane Watt lost her match, 2-
8; Rebekah Falk lost 4-8, Alfa
Hunt lost 8-1; and Revel won in her
second singles match of the day, 8-
In doubles action, Jackson and
Mueller won 8-3; Aman and Revell
won 8-3; and Falk and Watt lost 5-
The Lady Bumblebees fell hard in
their two season opening games.
In the first game, the HMS lost
13-1 to Wakulla Middle School.
Latoya Footman scored the only
run for the Lady Bumblebees by
stealing home plate after hitting a
double. She also hit two singles.
Jemaria Cuyler was the losing
pitcher but contributed two hits at
the batters box.
The roster and the schedule for
the first half of-the adult softball
coed team, league 12 has been re-
The season began Thursday when-
Waukeenah Fence & Deck met the
They face off against Coosh's
Bayou Rouge April 4 and play
Next To Nature, April 18.
They go up against Per Curiams
The only other hit for the girls
was made by Chanta Brooks.
In the second game, also against
Wakulla Middle, the Lady Bumble-
bees lost 20-3.
Hits in the game were made by
Cuyler, Footman, Keneshia Coates
Scoring runs for the Lady Bees
were Cuyler with one; and Mer-
risha Barrington who added two af-
ter reaching first base on walks.
April 26 and finish the first half of
the season playing Tropical
Playing for Waukeenah Fence &
Deck are: Allison Flynt, Lucy
Buzbee, Lani Bedsole, Erin Boyd,
-Darica Hewett, Michelle Bronson
and Katie Turner.
Also, Jessica McClees, Carrie
- Bryant, Nick Flynt who also serves
as team captain, Kyle Shaw, Steve
Lohbeck, Andy Telefsen, Matthew
Addison, Casey Chance and Jer-
Also, Wes Douglas, Clint Thorn-
ton, Matt Grant and Glenn Bullock.
State Attorney Faces
(Continued From Page 1)
homicide, false application for
driver's license, and driving while
license suspended or revoked.
The second case is similar in that
it also involves an automobile re-
Walter F. Coe, 34, of Monticello,
is charged with DUI manslaughter,
stemming from an accident earlier
According to the court records,
Coe was traveling west on CR-259
past midnight on Jan. 22 when he
lost control of his vehicle and it
Coe received only minor injuries
in the accident, but Brandy Tuber-
ville, 26, of Thomasville, GA., was
thrown from the vehicle and killed.
The state alleges that Coe had "a
blood-alcohol level of .08 or more"
in his system at the time of the acci-
dent. He is charged with DUI man-
slaughter and possession of
The last case involves a Tallahas-
see man charged with sexual activ-
ity with a minor and unlawful
impersonation of a law enforcement
'Ryan Harris, 28, allegedly en-
gaged in sexual activity with a mi-
nor here during a two or three-day
period in June of last year. The two
reportedly first made contact over
When a deputy came upon Harris
and the juvenile in Harris' parked
car, the latter was wearing clothing
that gave the appearance he might
be in law enforcement.
Harris is charged with unlawful
sex with certain minors and unlaw-
ful use of police badges or indicia of
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 1, 2005 PAGE 9
t Staff Writer
ACA Tennis Team
Falls TO 4-7 Season
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity tennis team fell to a 4-7 sea-
son after losing their last two
The Warriors lost to Florida
In singles action, Amanda Sapp
lost her sets 0-6 and 0-6; Courtney
Connell won the first set, 6-1, tied
the second, 6-6 and lost the third,
2-5; and Kaitlin Jackson won her
sets, 6-1 and 10-6. ':
Rebekah Aman lost her sets, 6-4
and 6-1; and Caroline Mueller lost
her sets, 6-7.
In doubles action, Sapp and Con-
nell lost their match 5-8; and Jack-
son and Mueller won their match,
In the second match, Lady War-
riors last to Maclay 6-1.
In singles action, Sapp lost, 1-6,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
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Place: Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building
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2-6, Connell lost 1-6, 2-6; Jackson
won 6-3; and Mueller lost 2-6 and
Aman lost 1-6 and 1-6; Elizabeth
Shirley lost 1-6, 1-6; and Revell
lost 1-6 and 1-6.
In doubles action, Sapp and Con-
nell lost 5-8; Jackson and Mueller
lost 3-8; and Aman and Revell lost
Jarrod Turner, a 10 year old stu-
dent at North Florida Christian
School qualified at Boys State in
Winter Haven, March 12 to attend
Regional competition, at Charlotte,
The event is US Gymnastic Asso-
Turner is the son of Cheryl and
Don Turner, and the grandson of
Bonnie Strade, of Monticello, and
Nancy Turner of California.
He received a 51.7 opting him to
compete in Charlotte. He needed a
49. He is one of the two competing
in gymnastics from his level.
He began his gymnastics career at
the age of 3 and was competing by
age 6. He attends Gym Force in Tal-
lahassee, where he is at a Level 5 in
gymnastics and is taught by Coach
He trains on the parallel bars, the
high bar, the rings, the pammel
horse, and on the floor.
"He practices his gymnastics con-
tinually," notes his grandmother.
"He has a mushroom-like piece of
equipment he uses while at home.
And, when he's not doing gymnas-
tics, he's either participating in soc-
cer and baseball or, he's walking on
his hands. He walks on his hands
everywhere it seems," she exclaims.
At this time in his life Turner
wants to be a Veterinarian or a
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Letters to the Editor
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Instructions: Parties may apply by
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF
INTENT TO ADOPT RULES: The
School Board of Jefferson County,
Florida, hereby gives notice of intent to
adopt revisions to Rules for operation of
the Jefferson County School System.
These revisions, upon adoption, will
replace and supersede the applicable
current rules of the School Board.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of
this action is to revise the current Rules,
consistent with existing legal requirements
and authorizations, in order to update
policy guidelines under which the School
System will be administered. SUMMARY:
The rules to be amended are as follows:
8.101 General Provisions Pupil
Progression Plan 8.102 Promotion and
Placement Elementary School 8.219
District Student Assessment Program and
Annual Reporting 4.105 Certification
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Section
1001.41, Florida Statutes SUMMARY OF
THE ESTIMATE OF ECONOMIC
IMPACT: There is no way to precisely
compute the economic impact of this
adoption; however, it is considered to be
minimal except for the costs of printing
and distribution. IF REQUESTED
WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE DATE OF
THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT: TIME: 6:00 p.m. PLACE:
Jefferson County School Board Office
DATE: May 9, 2005 NAME OF PERSON
ORIGINATING PROPOSAL: Linda
Hewett NAME OF PERSON
APPROVING PROPOSAL: Phil Barker,
Superintendent. A COPY OF THE RULE
PROPOSED FOR REVISION MAY BE
EXAMINED AT: Jefferson County School
Board Office, 1490 West Washington
Street, Monticello, FL 32344.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FL
JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.:
04-18-DPA IN THE INTEREST OF: J.J.
02/06/2004 MINOR CHILD; NOTICE OF
ACTION TO JESSIE JOINER LAST
KNOWN ADDRESS: 6307 Dills Road,
Monticello, Florida 32344 YOU ARE
HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition
under oath, has been filed in the above
styled court for the termination of
parental rights and the permanent
commitment of J.J., a male child born on
02/06/2004 in Leon County, Florida to the
State of Florida, Department of Children
and Families, Adoption and Related
Services a licensed child placing agency,
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby to be and appear in the above
court at the Jefferson County Courthouse,
County Courthouse, Room 10 Monticello,
Florida 32344 on Tuesday, May 24th at
9:00 a.m. for a Termination of Parental
Rights Advisory hearing and to show
cause why said petition should not be
granted. You must appear on the date and
time specified. FAILURE TO
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ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL
TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
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Kayak $ .99 + tx Timberwolf $1.99 + tx AFFORDABLE ALL WOOD CABINETRY
SLonghorn $1.19 + tx Red Seal $2.89 + tx .
Grizzly $1.59 + tx Kodiak $4.41 + tx (850) 997-1389 Gene Hall
Copenh6aen $.93,25 + ttx Fax: (850) 997-7450 County Commissioner
COMPLETE MOBILE SHOWROOM
A very nice selection and good quality .
T-shirts Christian, Florida and others Tim & Dixie Thompson
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Ice 4LB .60, 8LB .93, 20LB $2.25 + TAX Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Free Crystal Lighter w/carton purchases. We accept all Website: Dixie Thompson Wholesale.Com email@example.com
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Tree Removal REAL GOOD PRICE 1e'll find you a windshield at Ad & Receive .r 850-))97-5808
Mowing, a reasonable price! I I 5 59
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SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD
NAMED IN THE PETITION. WITNESS*
my hand and official seal as the
Magistrate of said court this 30th day of
March, 2005. /s/ this matter was referred
to a Magistrate
4/1, 8, 15, 22, c
NOTICE : The City of Monticello is
accepting applications for a laborer in the
Street Department. Applicant must have
ability to operate farm tractor and bush
hog mower. Duties will include mowing,,
operating weed eater, and trash removal.
Salary range is $6.97 to $8.65 per hour.
Starting salary dependent upon experience
and qualifications. Applications are
available at City Hall, 245 So. Mulberry
Street, Monticello, Florida,
Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and will
be accepted until 4 PM on Friday, April 8,
2005. The City of Monticello is an equal
opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against race, color, religion,
sex, ancestry, place of birth, handicap, or
national origin. The City of Monticello is a
drug free workplace, and new employees
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must pass a preemployment drug and
alcohol test. Don Anderson, City Supt.
4/I, 6, c
The Jefferson County Planning
Commission will hold a regular meeting
on April 14, 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
Sunshine Manual", page 36, paragraph cc:
Each board, commission, or agency of this
state or of any political subdivision thereof
shall include in the notice of any meeting
or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing
is required, of such board, commission, or
agency, conspicuously on such notice, the
advice that, if a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings, is
made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to
Driver Conventant Transport.Teams
and Solos check our new pay plan. Owner
Operators, Experienced Drivers, Solos,
Teams and Graduate Students. Call (888)
MORE PAY (1 -888 667 -3729).
Jefferson County Youth Council seeks a
Program Director for the Teen Center of
Monticello. Applicants should send a
resume to JCYC, P.O. Box 346,
Monticello, Florida 32345 by April 8,
2005. Must be a self starter and organized.
Experience working with youth, writing
and administering grants preferred.
Applicant must be available until 7 pm,
18-25 hours weekly and frequent
Saturday. Contact Gladys Roann at
342-0115 or Larry Halsey at 342-0187 for
job description. Prior applicants need not
reapply, a applications are still on file.
4/1, 6, c
Drivers: home every night. Shelton
Trucking seeks 15 drivers having CDL-A,
2 years experience, No Felonies.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
PT/FT no exp. necessary $50 Cash hiring
bonus Guaranteed in writing
(888)318-1638 ext. 107 www.USMailing
EXPERIENCED PAINTER. FULL-TIME
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Veterinary Hospital seeking part time
help. Must have caring, professional
attitude. Front office experience a plus.
Flexible hours; must be willing to work
some Saturdays. Apply in person, or send
resume to: Veterinary Associates, 1599
North Jefferson, Monticello.
No Phone Calls Please.
The Jefferson County Road Department
will be accepting employment applications
for the following position: Truck Driver
with a CDL class "A" Florida license.
Must have excellent driving record, have
at least 2 years experience driving and
also experience with road equipment such
as backhoes. For application please stop
by the Road Dept. Office any week day
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jefferson County is
an equal opportunity employer and a drug
free workplace. Phone number 997-2036.
Closing Date will be April 1, 2005.
3/23, 25, 30, 4/1 chg
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POSTAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!!
Federal, State, Local. $14.00-$48.00+hr.!
No Experience necessary. Paid Training
and Full Benefits. Entry Levels. Call 7
days for information. (888)826-2513
Backhoe Service: Driveways, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-3116,
DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS Mowing,
Trimming, Tree Work, Painting +
Pressure Washing Work most yards cut
For Retirees 20 25 $, free estimates -
1/7,14,21,28,2/4 11,,18,25,3/4,11,18,25, pd
Do you want to be just a Christian, with no
denominational names, creeds ,or
practices? Jesus established His church
called the church of Christ and you can be
a member of it. We are ready to help if
you are ready to learn. Call: 997-3466.
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Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill Medicare -
Call for assessment of your needs.
997-3553. UPS NOW AVAILABLE
Wilson Auto Sales 997-6066
'95 Pont. Grand AM $2,600
'96 Mustang Convertible $4,400
'96 Mercedes 220 $5,800
'91 Buick 2 Door 997-2104
3/30, 4/1, pd
YARD SALE: Combining 2 households:
Hunting bow & Arrows, bedroom suite,
dining table/6 chairs, entertainment
center, microwave and stand, crock pot,
veg. steamer, elec. frying pan, dishes,
towels, sheets, pictures, fans, pots & pans,
some items BRAND NEW! Much More !
Fri. 8 to 5, Sat. 8 to 4. Half mile down
Lloyd Rd. off US 90 West.
WILKINSON a manufacturer of Fashion
Bedding & Accessories WAREHOUSE
SALE Factory overruns and seconds.
Decorator Print Fabrics, Comforter Sets,
Bedspreads, Window Coverings, Pillows,
Decorator Chairpads & Placemats.
Saturday, April 2nd, Door Open at 8 am -
12 noon, 1701 West. Gordon. Street
3/30, 4/1, c
COMMUNITY, FLcEA .. -MARKET:
Sponsored by the Lloyd Lions Club and
held at the U-Haul Sales & Storage
Warehouse located at 7337-A Old Lloyd
Road from 8am 4pm on Saturdays.
Spaces available, call 997-5505 or
997-1754. Donations appreciated.
4/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, pd
For Sale: Stereo 2 speakers, Whirlpool
dryer, complete bedroom set obo.
3/30, 4/1, pd 997-2104
1987 Suzuki Samurai JX 4wd convertible
190k mi., runs OK, CD player, fiberglass
top, toolbox, new 8" suspension (Rancho),
new 33" mud tires, new 15x10 steel wheels,
LOW gears, rear Lock-Right locker, other
goodies. Needs some work, but
unbelievable off-road! $1800 obo. Call
997-4253 between 6 pm-9pm M-F,
Steel Buildings. Factory Deals Save $$$.
40x60' to 100x200 Example 50x100x12' is
$3.60/sq ft. 800-658-2885
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ By Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free
BR Set, Solid wood: 7 pc. queen/King bed,
dresser, mirror, 2 night stands, chest avail.
New in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $5000
sell $1400. Call 850-222-9879.
Bed, King Size, name brand mattress, box
w/ warranty, New in plastic, $295 can
FOR SALE: Brown Yard Eggs $1 Dz.
FOR SALE: Baby Chicks, Ducks, Geese,
Prices vary with age. Location: 4473 Lake
Road. WANTED: Egg Cartons, will pay 5
cents per carton.
Briggs & Stratton portable generator
4,550 starting watts. 3,250 running watts.
Used once. 120v only. $550 firm.
3/25, 30, 4/1 pd
Crape Myrtle, Red Oaks, Red & White
Maples, White Blooming Flowers. Priced
to sale $1, $2, $5, $10. Call Nathaniel after
4:30 p.m. @ 342-3246.
4/1, 8, 15, 22, 29,pd
1995 Snapper Rear-Engine SR1433 riding
mower. Kohler motor, 33" deck, electric
start. Runs well, sturdy machine, good
mower for less than 3 acres. $390. Call
997-4253 M-F 6 pm 9 pm, S-S 9 am 9
Bed Solid wood cherry sleigh bed &
pillow top mattress set. All New in box.
Retail $1400, sell $575. 850-222-7783
Queen Double Pillow top mattress set.
Name brand, New in plastic, factory
warranty, $195. 850-425-8374
Couch & Love seat: Brand new, still
packaged, w/ warranty. Can deliver.
Suggested retail $1200. sell $450.
DINNING RM. Beautiful new cherry
table, 6 Chippendale chairs, lighted china
cabinet, can deliver. $3K list, sell for
Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine Steel
Master Buildings factory direct at HUGE
Savings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50, Perfect
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT SYSTEM
includes standard installation. 2 MONTHS
FREE 50+ Premium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Apply. (866)500-4056.
SPA! Overstocked! New 7 person
Spa-Loaded! Includes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was $5999.
Jefferson Place Apartments 1 and 2
bedroom apartments. Central H/A, stove,
refrig, carpet, blinds, laundry room.
Handicapped apts.. US 19, 1468 S.
Waukeenah St. 850-997-6964.
3 Bedroom 1 Bath with Storage Shed
$650.00 Month Plus Deposit. Call
997-8295 or 352-514-7101.
3/23, 25, 30, 4/1, 6, 8, 13 pd.
1 Bedroom, upstairs furnished apartment
$400/month, references & $200 deposit
Rustic 1 Bedroom Cabin. Completely
furnished including Amenities Located on
4 Acres At end of Dirt Road only 6 miles
to Monticello & 25 to Tallahassee, Electric
& Satellite TV included $750.00 a month +
Sec. deposit 6 month minimum lease. Call
342-1324 Lv. Mess.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA.
Winter Season Is Here! Must See The
Beautiful Peaceful Mountains Of Western
NC Mountains. Cabins, Acreage, &
INVESTMENTS. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy Call
for Free Brochure. (800)841-5868.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront
lots in the Foothills of NC. Deep water lake
with 90 miles of shoreline. 20% pre
development discounts and 90% financing.
NO PAYMENTS for 1 year. Call now for
NORTH CAROLINA LAKEFRONT
ONLY $39,900. Great All-sports lake. to
fish, boat, swim or just relax. Call for
details, MLC (866)920-5263.
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free
boat slip! High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across from national
forest on 35,000 acre recreational lake in
TN. Paved roads, u/g utils, central water,
sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, ext. 608. Sunset Bay, LLC.
FORCLOSED GOV'T HOMES $0 or Low
down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No
Credit O.K. $0 to low down. For listings
LAND WANTED Land Investment
company seeks large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested on waterfront,
timber, and agricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good access. Cash buyer
with quick closings. Call (877)426-2636 or
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA. Phase I
sold out. Now offering new home sites in
Phase II at Shine Landing, a gated
waterfront community. Be a proud owner
in this upscale community with boating
access to the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound
and Atlantic Ocean, plus clubhouse, fitness
center, tennis, swimming pool and private
marina. Homesites as low as $29,900.
Financing available. Coastal Marketing &
Development Company, New Bern, NC
You're RELMAX Connection for
Jefferson & Leon Pam Bowling, Broker
Associate 850-985-6685 x20 or
Grand Opening Land Sale! FLORIDA 10+
ACRES Only $294,900. Huge savings on
big ranch acreage in Souty Florida!
Gorgeous mix of mature oaks, palms, &
pasture. Miles of bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, secluded, yet close to
1-95 & coast. Also, 5 acres $174,9000.
Great financing, little down. Call now.
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We accept all vouchers: 150 Single Wides & Double
Wides 2/2 @ $615, 3/2 @ $715, 4/2 @ $895, $50
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& Rehabilitation Center
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* Casa Bianca 5 AC: High & Dry, Site
Built Homes Only. Wont Last!S48,000
* 30 Acres on Still Road Spectacular
Land Setting of Woods, Pasture and
* Johnson Road 8.62 Acres Next to
Plantation, High Hill & Pasture with
Some Oak Trees ................ $52,000
* Gamble Road 9.25 AC Lots of
Privacy, Paved Road Access, Field
& Wooded..................... 138,750
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Great Buy! Pretty Pasture On Waukeenah
Highway easy access to Tallahassee high,
dry, fenced and ready to graze $8,500 per
Sweetfield Forest 5 wooded acres between
Monticello and Lloyd just off the Old Lloyd 1
Road (SR 158) north of 1-10 $47,500
Check this Out Like new home, built in
2002, 3 bedrooms 2 baths screened porch,
tile floors, cathedral ceiling, fireplace on one
acre in the country $175,000
Country Living 3 bedroom 2 bath home 1
(16'x80'), 12'x16' shed, big brick BBQ, nice 1
pond, chain link fence, 6. 8 acres all this and
a diesel tractor w/bush hog only $80,000.
V ery Nice 29 acres near town with big oaks,
fields and forest asking $10,000 per acre
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm with b'ig '
doublewide w/ fireplace, stables, round pen
in remote location only $295,000
Hiqh on a Hill Big 4 bedroom 2 bath double
wide on a hill way out in the country, new
carpet, with 2 acres asking $89,900
Saddle Up Six very nice acres mostly
fenced pasture nice location near Lamont
Fulford Road 4 bedroom 2 bath home with
garage, out building, and kennel on 1.55
acres in the Country near the Georgia line
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 hunt-
ing 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
Income Property On US 90 in town Retail
space, warehouse and residential space very 1
versatile lots of possibilities for the investor
Great cash flow only $169,500 0
Prime Commercial Property, US 19 South
near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Builders 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 1
Shopping Center Jefferson Square store
for rent $650mo Leased new insurance
agency coming soon!
Home Site on the edge of town on West
Grooverville Road with paved road frontage
Wooded Lot 2.5 acres in Aucilla Forest & 1
Ask about Our rentals!
Realtor Tim Peary
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate 1
Buers looking for Homes and Land
Buyers looking for Homes and Land
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PAGE 12, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 1, 2005
FREDDY PITTS, manager of Madison County for District 1. Jimmy King was named the
Farm Bureau, left, displays trophy he was state's top agent, topping some 200 agents
awarded at top Agency Manager of the Year statewide.
Commission Chair To Address
Responsible Pet Owners
Jefferson County Commissioner
Chairman Skeet Joyner will address
the Responsible Pet Owners of Jef-
ferson County, 6:30 p.m. on Tues-
day, at the Chamber of Commerce.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Responsible Pet Owners real-
ize that the problem of dogs being
abandoned in rural communities is
not a new one.
Green Industries Institute has ac-
cepted the challenge of being a pre-
miere provider of nontraditional
education to the horticulture and
Director Gale Allbritton remarks:
"It is satisfying to observe the inten-
sity of enthusiasm kids exhibit when
introduced to the practices of plant-
ing and caring for plants."
Students of the Jefferson County
Boys and Girls Club showed a de-
sire to learn more. about plants, and
now that desire is being fulfilled by
the staff of Green Industries, the
Monticello Garden Club, and the
Extension Office, Allbritton said.
The Rooster Town Garden project
This problem however becomes
serious when abandoned dogs pack
together and cause devastation when
people and domesticated animals are
attacked or killed.
Inevitably, animals considered a
"nuisance" by either threatening
passersby or running loose on pri-
vate property without permission
from the property owner will be-
come more of a problem as dwell-
ings in the county become more
County Commissioners have yet
is in full swing and is being thor-
oughly enjoyed by all participants.:
Installation and care of shrubs,
fruit trees, and vegetables have
In addition, Green Industries has
assisted the Madison County Excel
School in landscaping an area of its
campus, and sponsoring a field trip
for students and staff to the Green
Industries site, in Monticello.
Both youthful organizations are
enjoying their new acquaintance
with plant production and installa-
"We eagerly anticipate the excite-
ment and enthusiasm of these future
horticulturists in our profession,"
'High Quality Homes
At Discount Prices?
NatralCedr Lg i :3 nd beroos.
2521 W. Tennessee St.,
(850) 576-5458 or
pl Nobility Homes
S Factory O'ned Salr C(enter
to decide how to handle the
Presently, the county has not al-
located the resources necessary to
fund an animal control authority that
can process "dangerous" dog com-
The current ordinance does not
address "nuisance" dog complaints
nor provides a funding mechanism
for animal control services.
Organizers of the group will dis-
tribute results of research they have
conducted which compares Jeffer-
son County with other counties of
the same size and rural makeup.
In addition, the need for funding
and enforcement will be discussed.
The stated goals of the Responsi-
ble Pet Owners of Jefferson County
are: Active enforcement of existing
nuisance and dangerous dog laws;
Finding effective solutions to prob-
lems of unwanted and stray animals;
Promotion of voluntary spay/neuter
programs, vaccinations, and veteri-
Citizens with concerns about dog
ordinances in the county are encour-
aged to participate
Interested citizens may contact
Bobbie Golden at 997-6599 or email
her at firstname.lastname@example.org
to add their names to the mailing
Participants will receive informa-
tion about issues discussed at the
meeting, progress reports and public
FghMng Heart Disease
A Call to Arms:
Pitts Named Top
Freddy Pitts, agency manager of
Madison County Farm Bureau, was
awarded the top "Agency Manager
of the Year" award for District I.
He won out over nearly 30 other
agency managers from all across
In addition, Pitts was formally
named Agency Manager for neigh-
boring Taylor and Jefferson Coun-
ties, and has been serving this
county for several years.
Pitts and Madison County Farm
Bureau insurance agents Jimmy
King, were recently honored at the
Annual, State-Wide Florida Farm
Bureau Insurance meeting held in
Church of Christ
US 19 South at
Cooper's Pond Road
10 AM Bible School
11AM Worship Hour
5 PM Evening Worship
7 PM Bible Study
Trust in the
Lord with all
your heart and
lean not on
Come and hear...
Wayne Warren, Minister
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lights with ones that
have earned the
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005
6:30 P.M., Lee Junior High School Alumni
Dinner at Lee United Methodist Church Hall
The dinner will be catered by
Lee Day 2005
Saturday, April 2, 2005
e$ ALL DAY EVENTS
Live Entertainment Delicious Food
Children's Games And Rides
Arts & Crafts Creative Works Contest
Pet Contest ~ Cake walk & Sale
Cookbook & History Book Sales
Featuring: Randy and the Honky Tonks
Coo Coo The Clown
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN FILLED
ACTIVITIES GOOD FOOD AND GREAT
*PAID IN PART BY THE MADISON COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Both Pitts and King have a reputa-
tion for working closely with the lo-
cal Board of Directors for Farm Bu-
When there is a need for able-
bodied workers at Sunbelt Ag Expo
in Moultrie, Calico Arts & crafts
held in Moultrie, GA. or cooking
breakfast for the United Way Kick
Off, they are always there to help
the local Board.
Pitts said working for Farm Bu-
reau is much more than just a job, or
"There is always a spirit of coop-
eration in whatever project that we
try to accomplish. You could say it
is almost a family atmosphere to
work in, with Farm Bureau," he
The Jefferson County Sheriffs
Department Relay For Life team
will be holding a Grilled Sausage
Dogs fundraiser from 11 1 on
Tuesday, April 5.
The cost is $3.00 and will include
grilled onions and peppers and
Drinks will be available for 50
The event will take place on the
Courthouse circle in the FMB park-
All proceeds will benefit the
American Cancer Society Relay For
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Many 32 x 80 Floor Plans 4 or 5 BR
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Delivery 8 Setup
Green Industries Institute
Involved In Comunity
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16x80 or 2 or 3 Bedroom
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