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Lt.APRY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
404 LIBRARY WEST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL. 32611
Editorial, Page 4
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137TH YEAR NO.28, 50 CENTS Published Wednesdays & Fridays
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2005
City Prepares To Up
Rate For Water Use
Staff Boasts High Tech
At Cherry Street Well
THE CITY is in the process
Cherry Street with high tech
more efficient and cheaper to
of upgrading Well #1 at N.
equipment that will make it
operate. (News Photo)
May 2 Startup
Senior Staff Writer
Big Bend Transit (BBT) is revving
up for its in-city shuttle service,
with an expected startup date of
On Tuesday night, BBT presented
the City Council with a list of the
shuttle service's proposed routes,
times and stops and asked for feed-
The city has yet to approve the
schedule. BBT, in fact, plans to
meet with Police Chief David Frisby
and private owners on April 11 to
get permission for the designated
public and private stops.
Once that's done, BBT will pre-
sent the finalized schedule to the
Jefferson County Transportation
Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.
As it stands now, the schedule
calls for the shuttle to operate 7:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through
Proposed stop and pickup points
are: Jefferson Place Apartments,
Tallahassee Memorial Family Medi-
cine, courthouse, Jefferson Arms
Apartments, Howard Middle
School, Adult School, Jefferson
County Elementary, Head Start,
Heritage Manor Apartments, Senior
Citizen Center, One-Stop Career
Center, Gerry Medical Center, US
Post Office, Chamber of Commerce,
Health Department clinic, City Hall,
U-Sav I.G.A., Winn Dixie and
The stops will repeat every hour
or so. One-way fare is 50 cents,
with exact change required, as the
driver will carry no money.
The service is a joint venture be-
tween BBT and the Department of
Transportation (DOT), which is
funding 50 percent of the three-year
The city, meanwhile, is acting as a
conduit for the DOT funds. That's
because the DOT requires that a
public entity sponsor the project.
For its part, the city gets to retain
one percent of the DOT funds.
An agreement negotiated between
BBT and the city indemnifies the
latter from any liability that may re-
sult from the service.
A similar shuttle service operated
here for a short time in 2001.
For more information on the shut-
tle, call 997-1323.
Senior Staff Writer
City residents and those outside
the city connected to the city's water
system can expect to see an increase
. in their water bills soon.
Acting on the recommendation of
the water committee, the City Coun-
cil on Tuesday night voted to adopt
an ordinance raising the basic rate,
likely effective July 1.
The water committee's recom-
.mendation calls for the basic rate to
be increased $1 inside the city and
$1.50 outside the city.
That would raise the minimum
water-use charge from $11.50 top,
$12.50 inside the city, and from
$17.25 to $18.75 outside the city.
The basic charge is for 400 cubic
feet or 3,000 gallons of water. The
city charges an extra .25 cents for
every 100 cubic feet above the mini-
mum, which translates into 742 gal-
Councilman Brian Hayes, chair-
man of the water committee, said
the committee figured the increase
would raise about $24,000 annually.
He said it was the committee's
further recommendation that the
money from the rate increase be put
in a special account specifically
dedicated to future capital improve-
The last time the city raised its
water rates was in 1992, according
to Hayes. He said the increase was
needed to help the city keep up with
the increased cost of providing the
The council is expected to ap-
prove the rate increase in the com-
Staff members, meanwhile, are
vaunting the installation of new
equipment at Well No. 1 on N.
Cherry Street that will enable the
city "to pace the almost instantane-
ous water demand of its customers,
while maintaining a more reliable
reserve capacity with adequate.pres-
sure and at the same time protecting
our distribution system."
COUNCILMAN BRIAN HAYES, a supporter of
Big Bend Transit's proposal, examines the
shuttle bus Tuesday night outside of City
According to staff, the need for
the new technology became evident
last year, during the approach of
"The problem was that the current
motor-starting equipment and exist-
ing standby generator set could not
bring the pump online to supply
both water and maintain pressure in
the distribution system," the staff
Additionally, the voltage power
supply was inadequate.
"Each time the well tried to start,
the tremendous inrush current (in
excess of 600 amps) demand woajld
drop the voltage and the pro actionn
devices would shut down to pro-
tect the equipment and electric mo-
tor," the staff says. "(Yet) It was
necessary to maintain v ater in the
elevated tower (sincr the weight of
the water, along wi ii the weight of
the t,:.v er,-V. v.'.ld keep:.the tower in,
place if we were to receive 120
miles per hour winds."
In order to maintain the necessary
pressure and storage capacity during
the hurricane, city personnel by-
passed the protection devices to al-
low the motor to function as re-
Hall. The shuttle is expected to begin oper-
ating in early May. (News Photo)
Seeking for a more permanent so-
lution, however, staff prepared
specifications and requested bids
for a new motor control center with
both the variable frequency drive
and bypass soft start installed, which
The new equipment required
modifications to the block building
housing the motor. Among the
modifications accomplished by city
personnel: the building's roof was
raised three feet, the voltage was
changed from 230 to 480 volts AC,
and insulation, a new door and air
conditioning were installed.
City personnel estimate that the
new improvements, which are ex-
pected to be completed by April 22,
will save the city between 14 and 18
percent annually in electric bills. At
that rate, staff estimates the city will
recoup the $20,000 cost of the
equipment in.four years.
"Bottom line," City Superinten-
dent Don Anderson says, "it will
mean more dependability; it will
save the city money, and hopefully,
with the deployment of the Intra-
Inter Wireless Network System, it
will be monitored and remotely con-
Senior Staff Writer
Individuals interested in acquiring
a laptop on the cheap will get an op-
portunity to so Saturday at the po-
The City Council on Tuesday night
gave Police Chief David Frisby per-
mission to sell a'dozen laptops as
Frisby explained the laptops,
which his officers have been using
for the last five years, were already
secondhand when his department re-
ceived them. He said he plans to sell
them for $100 each on a first come,
first serve basis.
The reason the department is get-
ting rid of the laptops is that the De-
partment of Transportation has
donated newer versions of the lap-
For more information, call 342-
City Council Contemplating Tighter
Regulations, Fees For Public Events
Senior Staff Writer
An apparent miscommunication
between city officials and organizers
of the Emancipation Day parade got
resolved Tuesday night.
Thanks to the intervention of
Councilman Gerrold Austin, the
necessary information was submit-
ted early Wednesday, according to
City Clerk Emily Anderson.
The way the matter was left last
month, city officials approved the
Emancipation Day parade, subject
to the applicants filing the parade
route and other appropriate informa-
But Tuesday night, when the
council was scheduled to take up the
resolution assuming liability for the
closing of the parade route streets,
the applicants had yet to submit the
Police Chief David Frisby ex-
pressed concern that a disaster was
in the making.
"We're getting ready to have a
crash," Frisby told the council.
The collision, he said, would
come because people expected the
May 16 event to take place, when in
fact the city would have to prevent it
if the appropriate paperwork wasn't
"The committee is telling the
group that it's a done deal," Fr;"y,
said. "The participants think there's
going to be a parade."
It was at this point that Austin
spoke up. He offered to contact the
appropriate individuals in the or-
ganization and instruct them to turn
in the necessary information by the
At least one council member ex-
pressed a willingness to let the mat-
ter "come to a head."
"We're supposed to respond to
them, not for them," Councilman
Luther Pickles said.
But given that Austin was taking
it upon himself to resolve the
matter, he was willing to go along
for the sake of his colleague, he
"I'm doing it for Austin," Pickles
The council also briefly consid-
ered and referred to committee for
further review and a recommenda-
tion a list of proposed rules and
regulations to govern parades in fu-
ture. The proposed rules aim to
make parades and such events safer
and reduce as much as possible the
Officials also are considering the
possibility of parade permit fees to
compensate the city for manpower
(See Parade, Page 3)
CITY ATTORNEY BRUCE LEINBACK, left, listens as Coun-
cilman Brian Hayes makes a point regarding the proposed
rules and regulations for parades and other public events.
RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM of First Presbyterian
Church members exhibit some of the items
Donated for their recent rummage sale. L-R:
PEB3IIE SNAPP,' -c !
In recognition of National Sexual
Violence Awareness Month, Refuge
House will host a free luncheon,
12-1 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the
Chamber of Commerce.
By recognizing and supporting
April as Sexual Violence Awareness
Month, Refuge House is supporting
survivors of sexual violence.
! Outreach Counselor Dessie Har-
vey states that rape is an act that in-
fects the entire community.
Sexual assault does not just stop
the night it occurs but rather it mani-
fests and creates. anguish in the
families of victims and in the com-
munity, she said.
One in four women will become
victims of sexual violence in their
lifetimes, statistics show.
Some research shows that rape is
even more rampant in rural commu-
nities than it is in large cities.
In many rural areas, if a women
parks her car at a rape crisis center
or sheriffs office, word can quickly
spread through the community, ac-
cording to research.
In rural communities the issue of
privacy is very important.
Refuge House offers free and con-
fidential services for women, and
for all victims of sexual violence, in
Relay For Life
The C&F Fencing "Cancer De-
fense" Relay For Life team held a
Barbecue Sandwich fundraiser Sat-
urday, which raised $405 in some
The sandwiches were sold with
chips, a cold drink, and the choice
of a homemade brownie or rice
crispy treat. *
Set up at the Courthouse circle to
sell the lunch special, were team
members Kim and Bobo Chancy,
Gretna Hightower, Alison and Ryan
Flynt, and their children Caroline
and Nicholas Flynt.
byh eU.S.a i S S.
PrletonAen yad h
U.. eprfnnto Eery
Dot St. Pierre, Bill Bassett, Frank Tesinsky,
Juanice Hagan. (News Photo)
March Best Month To Date
For Animal Adoptions
Members of the County Humane
Society Board learned Monday,
that March was their best month
yet for the number of adoptions.
"It was a phenomenal month,"
said Director of Kennel Operations
There were a total of 26 adop-
tions, seven felines and 19 canines.
One dog had to be euthanized be-
cause there was no room at the
shelter for him, and three cats were
released as barn cats rather than be-
ing euthanized because they were
too feral to become pets.
"The total number of animals
coming in over the month was six
canines," said Ames. "That's be-
cause we have no room for them,
we've been full for about a month
As of March 31, there were 31
canines and 22 felines at the shelter
Ames advised that there was an-
other'recent small outbreak of URI
(upper respiratory infection) in the
felines, but with the antibiotics and
a lot of TLC, the problem was
quickly conquered. "Allof the crit-
ters are doing well at this time."
Ames advised members of the
number of animals coming in to the
shelter and those leaving the shelter
for one reason or another, for the
first quarter of 2005, and though
the numbers were impressive, they
were not nearly as good as mem-
bers would have liked to have seen.
During the first quarter, a total of
141 animals came to the shelter, in-
cluding 83 canines and 58 felines;
83 of those animals have since left,
including 40 canine adoptions,
eight canine euthanasias, three of
which were dogs that had attacked
a Christmas Acres resident, and
two because of Parvo.
There were 33 feline adoptions,
one feline escape and one feline re-
turned to it's owner.
We need to get ready for the
kitten boom," said Ames. "It's
coming fast. We've just received
two litters of kittens this week."
She stressed the importance of
residents taking the responsibility
for spaying or neutering their pets
as responsible pet owners.
Foster Home Chair Martha Jean
Martin told members that there
were currently 17 animals in foster
care, including six dogs, three cats,
one puppy and seven kittens.
"We currently have 12 active fos-
ter homes and seven inactive foster
; homes," said Martin. "But %e neqd
Sso many more
Anyone wishing to adopt or fos-
ter anyof le many animals at the
shelter can call 342-0244.
Jefferson County, including rape
and childhood sexual abuse victims.
For services locally call 850-342-
3518 or, call the 24-hour obtline
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front of the Brahman and continue
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City Of Monticello l "'"
JOHN LILLY, 4-H coordinator, recently pre- Public Speaking and Food Preparation
sented a demonstration and illustration County Events. (News Photo)
workshop for students planning to enter
Festival Booklet Cover Art
Contest Winners Named
Winners of the Art Contest for the
Watermelon Festival Booklet cover
were chosen at the Festival Commit-
tee meeting, Monday.
Winners were all sixth grade stu-
dents at Aucilla Christian Academy.
Jessica Hagan was named first
place winner and will be awarded a
Kaitlin Jackson was named sec-
ond place winner, and will receive a
Cheyenne Adams was named third
place, and will also receive a festival
Prizes will be awarded to the win-
ners at the Kickoff Dinner, Thurs-
day, June 2, at the Opera House.
With the festival dated, June 2-18
rapidly approaching, the Festival
Committee is now meeting twice
monthly to address concerns as they
New this year is a Barn Dance
planned from 6 to 10 p.m., June 10,
at Willow Pond, which will include
food and live music.
SAdditional details will be iorth-
coming when they are finalized,
Co-chair Betsy Gray reported that
the committee received enough
money to pay the overtime costs for
Healthy Start Coalition of Jeffer-
son, Madison, and Taylor Counties,
Inc. has partnered with the Blue
Foundation for Healthy Florida, and
the Jefferson County Health Depart-
ment to conduct a community work-
The program is designed to share
information with women on how to
care for themselves before, during,
and after pregnancy.
The first Workshop will be held 9
a.m.- noon, Saturday, at the Mt.
Ararat Church in Waukeenah.
Lunch will be served and all are
This partnership was coordinated
by the Innovative Partners
(Continued From Page 1)
and other resources expended in the
monitoring, management and
cleanup of these events.
Among the proposed rules:
Applicants must file separate ap-
plications and pay appropriate fees
for each parade or procession;
Approval will be based on the
event's expected benefit to the com-
munity; its demand on the city's re-
sources; security and public safety
considerations; and its impact on the
Issuance of permits for parades
and processions will depend on the
availability of qualified city police
and maintenance crews.
City Police Officers.
She said she would meet with
Chief David Frisby to seek his ap-
proval to request volunteers from
the Tallahassee Reserves to help
with crowd control and related mat-
ters, to supplement local law en-
Gray said plans were to create a
flier to distribute to downtown busi-
nesses advising them of all planned
activities, and promulgating the
them of "Flashback to the Fifties."
Arrangements will be made to
have more trash cans available and
for them to be emptied at the end of
each day of the final weekend.
This will hopefully help the area
stay neater than when trash cans are
overflowing and trash gets dumped
It was learned that the Lotto Van
is being refurbished and will not be
available for the festival.
Gray said that Tallahassee City
Parks and Recreation Department
has performance vans and an at-
tempt will be made to secure one of
Some 140 applications have gone
out for Arts and Crafts spaces and
18 spaces have already been re-
Parade entrants will be judged at 9
a.m., June 18, so that the parade can
get underway at 10 a.m. as sched-
The committee reconsidered its
early decision, and will announce
the winners of the Baby Contest at
the Street Dance, as in the past.
Past queens will receive invita-
tions to lunch at the Chamber, June
11, and attend the Queen's Pageant
in the evening, where they will be
It was reported that some 10 con-
testants entered the Queen's
Deadline for the Jr. Miss and Lit-
tle King and Queen Pageant has
been extended to April 15.
In keeping with the Fifties theme,
a sock hop with recorded music will
take place at the Street Dance, rather
than live music.
This will afford the option of
moving the event indoors if the
weather is .inclement.
It was decided to change the
name of the winner of the Jr. Miss
Pageant to Festival Princess, in
keeping with the royal titles of other
The Festival Committee will meet
next 5:'1'5p.m., Monday, April 18.
He added that the weekly visits
would mostly be conducted on
Wednesday at noon so residents
would be on lunch breaks and
could be met. and possibly inter-
viewed for that city's series of sto-
ries to be aired during the 6 p.m.
newscast on the following Friday.
Two more of the planned live
feeds will be filmed in Colquit, GA
for the Mayhaw Festival and in
Valdosta for the Brown Bag Lunch
Monticello became the first stop
on what will be weekly visits to
various communities in the viewing
area, to be conducted by WCTV
Channel 6 as part of its 50th anni-
Meteorologist Rob Nucatola con-
ducted a live feed weather forecast
at the Palmer Housu at noon.
During the live feed, Big Bend
Ghost Trackers (BBGT) Founder
Betty Davis was interviewed about
the haunted aspects of the Palmer
House, the investigations that the
BBGT had done there, the findings
of those investigations, history, sto-
ries, and accounts of different
ghostly encounters described by
those who had been in the house.
A separate film crew filmed
throughout the afternoon for a series
ries of stories that will air tonight
on the 6 p.m. newscast at approxi-
mately 6:10 p.m.
Vice President of News and Pro-
duction Mike Smith, said the
weekly visits will continue
throughout the summer and possi-
bly into the fall.
"We didn't want to wait until
June during the Watermelon Festi-
val to spotlight Monticello," said
Smith. "We'll be back then to film,
but we wanted to begin our series
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In 1930, a group of 35 pediatri-
cians who felt that an independent
forum was needed to address chil-
dren's health issues came together in
Detroit to form the American Acad-
emy of Pediatrics.
Today the organization is celebrat-
ing its 75th anniversary and boasts
"The AAP has a direct impact on
the future because today's children
are tomorrow's leaders," said Dr.
Carol Berkowitz, AAP president.
"By advocating for and providing
the means for children to be emo-
tionally and physically healthy, the
AAP is instrumental in ensuring that
the future is bright."
Here are some of the most notable
advancements the AAP has helped
bring about in the past 75 years:
Increase immunization rates and
lower .incidence of infectious dis-
eases such as polio, measles, chick-
enpox and pneumonia;
Increased folic acid consump-
tion among pregnant women in or-
der to reduce birth defects;
More than 1 million pediatri-
cians have been trained in the
AAP's Neonatal Resuscittion Pro-
More than 350 AAP policy
statements have been released, in,
fluencing debate on topics such as
pediatrician reporting of child abuse
(1966); breast feeding for full-term
infants (1978); counseling pregnant
teenagers on various options, in-
cluding abortion (1979); giving ma-
ture adoptees access to their birth
records (1981); opposing corporal
punishment in schools (1984); ad-
vertising of contraceptives to teens
(1986); use of analgesia during cir-
cumcision (1999); restricting TV for
children under 2 years old (2001);
and eliminating soft drinks .in
The AAP influenced the passage
of the "pediatric rule," the 1998
Food and Drug Administration regu-
lation created to ensure drugs are
properly labeled for pediatric use
based on scientific studies. As a re-
sult, as least 98 studies have im-
proved the safety of medicines for
children by identifying proper dos-
ing, safety information and possible
In 1992, the AAP advocated lay-
ing infants on their back instead of
their stomachs when sleeping, a pol-
icy that resulted in a 50 percent re-
duction in the incidence of sudden
infant death syndrome in the United
States. .,, .. :: ... .
The AAP plans to continue its sig-
nificant contributions to children's
health for the next 75 years and be-
Its goals include: universal health
care coverage for all children; in-
creased efforts to prevent and re-
duce childhood obesity; expanded
education about childhood health is-
sues for parents and pediatricians;
greater understanding and research
in human genetics; increased efforts
to reduce prematurity; and improve-
ments in vaccine efficacy and deliv-
BY RON CICHON
Just seven more days and we have
to settle up with the government, the
April 15 ritual...Clubs and churches
are really going all out to raise
money for the fight against cancer.
Relay for Life is set for next Friday
and Saturday at the JCHS track.
Bill Beaty is putting the bite on
;Rotarians to pony up for Relay for:'
life and assessed each members'
$100. He'll get the money 'cause
he's very convincing.
Former Education Commissioner
and candidate for the U.S. Senate,
Betty Castor, will be the featured
speaker at the County Democratic
party meeting Tuesday night.
Got a nice note from Mary Ellen
Given... Garfield has retired and no
longer sends me notes and stuff.
The Garfield impostor has never
been identified despite the detective
work of Fran Black.
From Our Photo File
PETE BALLAS, one of the organizers of the
local Rotary Club in 1983, installed new of-
ficers in July, 1988. L-R: Hines Boyd, Har-
old Guppy, Bill Douglas, Dale Boatwright,
Rick Baker, and George Carswell. (News
Ron Smith loaned me a theology
book written by his
stepbrother...Chief David Frisby
celebrated his birthday Friday with
friends. He downed a huge pizza
with double everything for the occa-
The Car Council designates April
as National Car Care Month. Driv-
ers are encouraged to get their vehi-
cles inspected and serviced.
Get this! By 2006, the buying
power of kids aged -four .through 12
is expected to exceed $5li8 billion.
The anticancer potential of toma-
toes first made headlines in 1995. A
Harvard study involving about
48,000 men found that those who
ate 10 or more servings of tomato
products a week reduced their risk
of prostate cancer by as much as 45
Kiplinger reports most American
firms are wary of doing business in
Iraq citing the ongoing violence as
the main reason. In addition, legal
and regulatory uncertainties deter
companies. Major oil companies
are reluctant to invest more money
before the question of who runs the
oil ministry is determined.
Quotable quote: "Keeping score
of old scores and scars, getting even
and one-upping, always makes you
less than you are." Malcolm Forbes
Bifocals have been around for a
long time. Back in 1785, Benjamin
Franklin consrrcied a pair of.spec-l
tackles that enabled him to read and
see from a distance. That creation.
became known as bifocals.
How about these gas prices?
Word is gas should hit $2.50 per
gallon shortly. Will that curb driv-
ing? Increase carpooling? We'll
Volunteers guarding the Arizona
border with Mexico to stop illegal
aliens is a remarkable thing. That
ought to send a message to Wash-
ington that people want something
done to secure the nation's borders.
Wonder how our state will make
out with the commission recom-
mending closing military bases?
States, including Florida, have hired
high powered lobbyists to ward off.
Since 1988, 97 bases have been
shuttered and 55 others streamlined,
There are 425 bases remaining.
Reduced federal monies are causes
ing many Republican Governors to
go against their campaign pledges,
not,to raise taxes in order to generr
ate new revenue.
At first, Republican Gov. Mitch
Daniels of Indiana was roundly
criticized by GOP officials for inrj
creasing taxes but now several GOP'
Governors are following his lead.
Wanna live healthier? Drink wa-
ter or low fat milk instead of high,
calorie beverages with your meals,,
Eat a salad as a first course with
your dinner. Start your day with
breakfast. Walk an extra 2,000,
steps each day. I
Seeds Of Religious
Liberty Planted Early
BY REX M. ROGERS
Some 2,000 years age, the Early
Church was victimized by sporadic
persecutions.conducted by emperors
of Rome. Later in 313 A.D., Con-
stantine issued the Edict of Milan
proclaiming an official toleration of
Christianity. In the next two centu-
ries, "emperors gradually made
Christianity the State religion. For
the next 1,000 years and more until
the Protestant Reformation and the
Renaissance, Church and State acted
for good or for ill as a tempestu-
ously unified body.
During the 1500s, some Christians
began to argue that a union of
Church and State was determined to
the spiritual well being of the
Church. Even though they believed
that God had ordained government,
they observed that the more closely
the Church and State were aligned,
the more corrupt the Church
In this soil the seeds of religion
liberty were planted. During the
1600s and 1700s, people worked,
sometimes at the cost of their lives,
to separate Church and State.
(Rex M. Rogers, Ph.D., book
author and president of Cornerstone
University, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
pens this column.)
Pet Owner Group Urged
TO Join Humane Society
You always hear about inefficien-
cies in government, and sometimes
in private companies.
Here, in Jefferson County, we
seem to have inefficiency and dupli-
cation of effort in the area of animal
In the March 30 edition of the
Monticello News, the Jefferson
County Humane Society, Inc.
(JCHSI) is begging for someone to
step forward as vice-president, and
also needs a couple of-board mem-
In the April 1 edition of the Mon-
ticello News, we learn of another
animal welfare organization in Jef-
ferson County, named the Responsi-
ble Pet Owners of Jefferson County.
RPOJC's stated goals are "active
enforcement of existing nuisance
and dangerous dog laws, finding ef-
fective solutions to problems of un-
wanted and stray animals,
promotion of voluntary spay/neuter
programs, vaccinations and veteri-
These are the same goals as those
of JCHSI, which has been around a
lot longer, and actually helps the
animals of this community.
Come on, RPOJC, get off your
high horse. Join JCHSI, and with a
combined organization of members
and financial resources, maybe a
dent can be made in all these prob-
lems in this county.
Butterfly Population Boosted
The critically endangered Miami
Bire butterfly, one of the rarest in-
sects in North America, will return
to South Florida today when Uni-
versity of Florida researchers release
several hundred butterflies that have
been bred in captivity.
"Last year, the entire Miami Blue
population was down to about 50
adults, and their habitat was re-
stricted to Bahia Honda State Park,
in the Florida Keys," said Thomas
Emmel, director of UF's McGuire
Center for Lepidoptera and Environ-
mental Research in Gainesville.
"We hope the release will establish a
new, self-sustaining colony that will
eventually increase in number and
repopulate other areas of South
Emmel said several hundred ma--
ture caterpillars or larvae will be re-
leased in Everglades National Park,
and they will emerge as butterflies
in 10 to 15 days. The adult insects,
which usually live for about two
weeks, will be monitored on a
monthly basis to see how well they
He said it is difficult to predict
how many will survive in the wild,
and the release is the first step in a
more extensive reintroduction effort
that will place over the next year.
At one time, the Miami Blue but-
Sterfly was common in the coastal ar-
eas of South Florida. Beginning the
1970s, coastal development and ac-
tivities such as mosquito spraying
caused the population to drop to
critically low levels. After Hurricane
Andrew swept through the area in
1992, Emmel'and other researchers
thought the Miami'Blue was extinct.
In 1999, when a butterfly enthusi-
ast photographed the insect in Bahia
Honda State Park and sent the pho-
tos to Emmel, he was surprised to
Find a colony of Miami Blue butter-
flies in the Florida Keys.
"When the numbers of any species
are this low, their very existence is
at great risk," Emmel said.
John Capinera, chairman of the
entomology and nematology depart-
ment at UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, said he hopes
the Miami Blue butterfly can be
saved because it is part of South
Florida's rich and exotic fauna.
"Saving the butterfly is a high prior-
ity, but there also is a need for mos-
quito control to prevent transmission
of the West Nile virus and other
mosquito-borne diseases, and these
two priorities may be in conflict."
To raise the butterfly in captivity,
Jaret Daniels director of the project,
harvested 100 pinhead-sized butter-
fly eggs from nickerbean plants in
Bahia Honda State Park. The Miami
Blues were then reared in UF's new
lepidoptera research facility at the
Florida Museum of Natural History
in Gainesville. The center, which is
scheduled to open to the public Aug.
14, is designed for research and con-
servation work, in addition to hous-
ing one of the world's largest butter-
fly collections and a live butterfly
"In the wild, anywhere from 1 per-
cent to 5 percent of butterfly eggs
result in a reproducing adult," Dan-
Stay Young At Any Age
Can you stay young in your 50s,
60s, md 70s? Is it really possible to
fight the aging process? As the
population of seniors in America
grows, more and more people will
be looking for ways to do just that.
In the past century, the average
life expectancy in the United States
has increased by 27 years. In fact,
there are now about 70,000 people
in America who are 100 years of
age or older, and that number is ex-
pected to rise to nearly 1 million by
Barbara Morris, a pharmacist and
motivational speaker, says that with
the right outlook and motivation, it
is indeed possible to enjoy at least
25 more years of "the good life."
In her new book, "Put Old on
Hold," Morris tells you how to look,
act and feel young at any age.
One way, Morris says, is to never
tell people how old you are.
"Society attaches enormous sig-
nificance to chronological age and
most people have a stereotypical im-
age of what a person at a specific
age should look like, think like,
dress like and speak like," Morris
She suggests the following addi-
tional tips for living and feeling
Have a clear vision of what you
want your life to be like in 25 years.
Know how well you want to func-
tion, mentally and physically, 25
years down the road. Have a clear
iels said. "In our captive propaga-,
tion program, that number is closer,
to 70 percent."
He said the butterfly needs three to
five weeks to go from egg to adult.,
Emmel and Daniels have raised 13
generations of Miami Blues over the,
past 15 months, resulting in morel.
than 9,000 individuals, and they ex-
pect to release several hundred in
South Florida this week.
In 2000, when butterfly lovers and
researchers learned how few Miami.
Blues were left, the North American,
Butterfly Association petitioned for
federal endangered status for the
butterfly. This level of protection
would provide penalties for those.
caught catching, possessing, harass-
ing or selling the butterfly, a critical
step to protect the few that were left.%
The federal and state fish ancC
wildlife agencies have provides
funding for the UF research project*
Additional cooperation has come
from the Florida Parks Department
and the National Park Service. '
vision and make a commitment tO
achieve it. This commitment wil
drive the choices you make abou
how you will live your life. ;
Take an inventory of you
youthful assets. Monitor and mane
age how you are changing. Identify
and sharpen important youthful at*
tributes such as mental and physical
strength and flexibility.
Do not plan to retire. Insteacd
plan to have the time of your life
Opinion & Comment
Short Takes & Other Notions
ol I IPIL
Wash Hands Often
To Stay Healthier
According to the Center For Dis-
I:;PAN HUNT ease Control, hand washing is the
I-taff Writer single most important factor that
- can be controlled to keep one from
; Family and Consumer Sciences getting sick.
SExtension Agent Heidi Copeland By frequently washing your
stresses the importance of proper hands, you wash away surface
;hnd washing, in preventing not germs that you have picked up
only colds, but other communicable from other people, from contami-
diseases. nated surfaces, from animals or
from animal waste.
If you do not wash you hands fre-
quently, you pick up germs and in-
fect yourself when you touch your
eyes, nose or mouth.
In addition to colds, some seri-
ous diseases, like hepatitis A, men-
ingitis, and infectious diarrhea,
Ecoli, can easily be prevented if
people make a habit of washing
You should wash your hands of-
ten. Probably more often than you
do now, because you can't see
germs with the naked eye or smell
h ~ ~ -
i~ q d
them, and you do not really know
where they are hiding.
It is best to wash your hands with
soap and water but when water isn't
available, you can use alcohol-
based products made for washing
Times when washing hands is a
must include: before preparing or
eating food, after using the bath-
room, after changing a diaper,
when tending to someone who is
sick, after handling uncooked
foods, particularly raw meat, poul-
try or fish, after blowing your nose,
coughing or sneezing, after han-
dling an animal or animal waste,
after handling garbage, and when
treating a cut or wound.
Proper technique for washing
the hands includes:
Place hands together under wa-
ter (warm water if possible).
S* Rub your hands together for at
least 20 seconds (with soap if pos-
Wash all surfaces thoroughly, in-
cluding wrists, palms, back of
hands, fingers and under the finger-
Clean the dirt from under vour
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 8, 2005 PAGE 5
fingernails, towels are not available or if they
Rinse the soap from your are shared by many people, then it
hands, is acceptable to air dry your hands.
Dry your hands completely Pat your skin together rather
with a dry towel if possible (this than rubbing to avoid chapping and
helps remove germs). However, if cracking.
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Thurs. ~ Fri. ~ Sat.
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Smoked Mullet Fried Shrimp & More
490 S. Railroad
RECENT HEAVY RAINS caused this tree to
topple onto Hwy 257 in Aucilla, when soil
became too saturated to hold the roots. L-R
Eugene Lamar and Dwight Jackson at-
tempted to move the tree out of the flow of
traffic. (News Photo)
Church Of Nazarene To Open
Monticello Christian Academy
" Monticello Christian Academy, a
new K 12 school, will open here
in the fall, as a part of the Church
of the Nazarene.
'Classrooms will be located on the
second floor of the Family Life
Rev. John Dodson, pastor, said
that presently 60-80 students can be
accommodated, and if it proved
necessary, plans would be made for
expansion at a later date.
< There are three teachers, two of
which serve mainly as facilitators
and the third, the kindergarten.
through second grade teacher.
, Dobson said the curriculum is
called, "Alpha and Omega", teach-
ing reading, writing and arithmetic
along with other required subjects
and is very similar to home school-
- He added that there is a full gym-
risium at the facility, and there
will be full sports activities, compe-
tition in organized sports.
' Plans call for a softball field and
soccer field to be constructed on
the five acres next to the church.
Red Hats TO
The Red Hats of America will
meet at 11:30 a.m, Saturday at the
Chamber of Commerce.
This month's hostesses will be
Barbara Sheats and Mona Macken-
Theme of the meeting is "Friend-
ship." Members are asked to trim
their hats appropriately and to. bring
.items reflecting this theme.
Possibilities include: a favorite
poem to share, or a photo album.
Mary Frances Drawdy is planning
a special luncheon for the ladies and
"When we built the Family Life
Center, it was built with the inten-
tion of outreaching into the com-
munity," said Dodson.
"Along with the curriculum there
will be Christian teaching and Bi-
He added that the school is non-
denominational and the curriculum
is not slanted in one direction or
another as far as doctrines go. "All
denominations are welcome," said
"We feel there's a real need in our
community for a good quality edu-
cation and that's one of our goals"
said Dodson. "We are offering peo-
ple in the community an
Applicants will be interviewed by
Administrator Rev. Mike Burke
and some testing 'will be done to
determine what each child knows
and at what grade level he/she
should be placed.
Tuition is $250 per month and
parents purchase the curriculum for
For further information contact
Burke at 294-1006.
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Join Us For A Free Luncheon
The Courtyard Cafe,
Monday, April 1 th At 10:00 a.m.
To RSVP Call: 1-800-503-3013
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The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling:
S AL piffstic 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,
c Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans, etc.
2 'News papers. agazjnes, etc.
S1 AllI cardboard products grocery bags, cereal boxes, food boxes,
= laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.
All glass bottles, jars, etc. (clear, brown & green)
A 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 Landfili
,/ and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?
S Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
lp Household garbage I
*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
I "White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing
machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the
1 Recycle Center)
| *Construction Debris (which consist of) Lumber, shingles, sinks,
I toilets, doors, window panes, carpet, furniture, tree & shrub
E e clippings, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
-i Used Oil & Oil Filters
___ compliments $5.0o
purchase of a premium u
When you invest in our community
through United Way, the returns are
enormous-healthier kids, more active
seniors and teens turning their lives
around. It's a dividend that builds a
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Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool
chemicals, paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers
clearly marked to identify contents)
**The Recycle Ceqter Household Hazardous Waste Office will
accept medical & pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned
into an employee of the facility and not just dropped off.
Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.
The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents 6
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
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.iefferson.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.
"'. Visit the www.'Eart;i9 i. .org Recycling Information web page
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PAGE 6, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI.. APRIL 8, 2005
Brown Named Florida Boys,
Girls Club Youth Of Year
Shaundala Brown, named 2004
Big Bend Boys and Girls Club
Youth of the Year has been named
A celebration in her honor took
place Wednesday afternoon at Jef-
ferson County High School.
Superintendent Phil Barker,
School Board Members, elected of-
ficials, JCHS teachers, Boys and
Girls Club members, gathered to
honor Brown. -
The JCHS Valedictorian has been
accepted into FSU's Honors pro-
gram, and received a $2,500 schol-
arship from the Boys and Girls
Recently, Brown and her family
traveled to Eglin Air Force Base to
compete with 30 other Youth of the
Year finalists from around the state.
Boys and Girls Club President
Buddy Streit reports that these 30
youths were chosen from more than
100,000 Boys and Girls Club mem-
Each youth had filled out an ex-
tensive application prior to arriving
at Eglin, and Boys and G.irls Club
officials spent a whole day inter-
viewing each of them.
At the end of the weekend
Brown's poise and self confidence
won the day, as she was named
"Youth of the Year" for the State of
She also will receive a $1,000
scholarship and a new laptop com-
puter from Reader's Digest.
"I can't even express how proud
we all are of Shaundala," said Streit.
"She has been involved in the Jef-
ferson County Club since elemen-
tary school and she is truly a role
model. We are confident she will do
just as well at the Regional competi-
tion in Atlanta in June."
At the celebration, a Proclamation
read by City Councilman Gerrold
Austin, and signed by Mayor Julie
Conley proclaimed April 3-9 as
Boys and Girls Club Week.
The proclamation states:
Whereas, the City of Monticello
wishes to honor the Boys and Girls
Clubs Programs, and especially the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Jefferson
Whereas, the Boys and Girls Club
provides important enrichment op-
portunities for the youth and future
leaders of this community, and:
Whereas, the week of April 3rd
through 9th of 2005 has been 'de-
clared as National Boys and Girls
Now, therefore, I, Julie Conley,
Mayor, do issue this proclamation
declaring the week of April 3rd
thrc'ugh 9th, 2005 as Boys and Girls
Club' Week in the City of Monticello
in honor of the contributions of the
members and staff to our commu-
~si~ W II
SHERIFF DEPARTMENT'S Relay For Life
Team sold sausage link sandwiches on the
Courthouse Circle at lunchtime, Tuesday.
L -. ".
L-R Sheriff David Hobbs, Cricket Edwards;,
Susan Connell, and Jean Willis. (News:
Quarterly Conference will be held
'2 p.m, Sunday, at Mt. Pleasant
Participating churches include:
New Bethel A.M.E, Philadelphia
A.M.E, Bethel A.M.E., and Mt.
Rev. Henry R. Griffin, Presiding
Elder will preside over this service.
Stewards of Bethel AME Church
will sponsor a fish fry dinner, with
baked beans, coleslaw, bread and
soft drink for $6, Saturday, at the
church. Call 997-6495 for more
Dance Worship Group, "Blessed,"
of Bethel AME Church will host a
The Jefferson County Sheriffs
Department Relay For Life team
held a successful lunchtime fund-
raiser Tuesday, raising $411 to help
The team sold Link Sausage Sand-
wiches, piled high with green pep-
pers and onions, complemented
with a cold soft drink, for $3.
Pleased with the results of the
event, the team decided to repeat the
Sausage Sale 11 a.m. 1 p.m.,
Monday, on the Courthouse Circle
in the FMB parking lot.
New Pc,,; Tables
*Soft Drinks Beer *Wine
1698 Village Square Blvd.* Tallahassee
Open Noon'til 2 am 7 Days aWeek!
worship service with young people
of the community, and other'
churches, 5 p.m., Sunday. Guest
speaker is Ron Rawls, pastor of
New Bethel AME Church of Jasper.
St. Rilla MB Church will hold a
Birthday Rally Program, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Minister Annette Benja-
min will replace originally pub-
lished Minister Rosena Singleton.
Morning Star MB Church cele-
brates its choir anniversary 6 p.m.
Saturday, with local choirs and
groups. Special guests are the New
Creations of Jacksonville. Sunday,
at 3 p.m., Rev. Tice of Madison and
his congregation are in charge of the
First Presbyterian Church will
host pianist Alessandra Feris and
friends from FSU School of Music,
5 p.m. Sunday. The group includes
2 pianists, 1 flutists and 1 cellist.
Refreshments will be served in the
Fellowship Hall afterward.
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
Bead, Jewelry, & Art
Sat, April 9th (10-6), Sun. April 10(10-5)
Purchase handmade beads, jewelry, and art
from the artists who made them. You will also
find a world wide selection of beads and
supplies for making your own jewelry.
Spend a Day in Downtown Havana
The Planters Exchange e C One Come All
204 2nd Street NWgfor
Havana, Florida 32333 Soo1r)lLlz for EVeryolle
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Homes Of Mourning
Mary Fowler Hendley
Mary Fowler Hendley, the former
Mary Pope, 71, of Ocilla, Georgia
died Thursday, April 5, 2005 at
Beverly Health Care in Tifton.
Funeral services were held at 2
p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005 at
Mystic Baptist Church, with Rev.
Sonny Pate and Rev. Issac Thomas
officiating. Interment followed in
Mystic Cemetery. Visitation fol-
lowed from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday,
at the funeral home in Ocilla.
Mrs. Hendley was born July 21,
1933, in Ben Hill County, Georgia,
to the late Monroe Fowler and Ad-
die Wright Fowler. She was the for-
mer owner and operator of the
Georgia-Florida Motor Court in
Monticello, Florida and former sec-
retary at Thompson Auto Parts in
Ocilla. She was a member of Mystic
Mrs. Hendley is survived by a
daughter, Evelyn H. Brannen, Mon-
ticello, Florida; two grandchildren:
Vee Brannen, Monticello and Karen
Brannen, Destin, Florida; two sister:
Latrelle Nagles, Sycamore, Georgia
and Elaine Barton, Quitman, Geor-
gia; two stepdaughters: Mavis Rowe
and Tina Hendley, both of Fitzger-
ald. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Raymon Albert
Hendley and two brothers.
To sign the online guest registry,
for Mrs. Hendley, go to
Funeral Home, Ocilla, Georgia, is in
charge of arrangements.
James Russell Rolph
James Russell Rolph, age 62, an
Aerospace Engineer, passed away
February 8, 2005 in Tallahassee.
Memorial service will be April.9,
2005 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist
A flative of Muskegon, Michigan
Mr. Rolph has lived in Monticello
since 2002. He had worked in the
aircraft industry for many years in
Michigan, Texas, California,
Illinois, and Florida. He had also
worked on the space shuttles in
Texas and Utah. At one time was an
Associate Scientist for
Morton/Thiokol in Brigham City,
Utah; and he had also headed an in-
vestigative team to learn why the
Challenger went down. He was
authorized to practice as' a Profes-
sional Engineer in the State of
Texas; a member of the American
Society for Nondestructive Testing.
He had a Bachelor of Science de-
gree from the University of Western
Michigan and trained at Westing-
house Electric Corporation Nuclear
Energy Systems.for Nondestructive
Engineering. He was given several
SNOOPY Awards for his work with
Mr. Rolph was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, serving in Viet Nam. He
is survived by wife Nancy Bacon
Rolph. 2 daughters; Crystal Dawn
and Kimberly Ann.
May the angels greet you at
Heaven's Gate and bring you before
the throne of God.
CARD OF THANKS
Conrad Norton, Sr.
We were deeply honored and
touched by the -kindness that you
shared with us during the illness and
subsequent passing of our beloved
husband, father, grandfather, and
While we miss him greatly, we are
comforted in knowing that we have
friends like you.
We pray God's richest blessings
will always be yours.
The Norton Family
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1400 N. Jefferson St., MonticellA, Fla.
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Who Risk Their Lives
Every Day To Make
Glorious Mane Inc.
310 N. Cherry St.
Hats off to Jefferson County
Law Enforcement, for a job well done.
THE HOME OF PERSONALIZED SERVICE
"A PREFERRED SERVICE...
WITHIN REACH OF ALL"
TILLMAN...A Name You Have Trusted
Al Hall Director
620 York St., Monticello
Ask About Our Fast Return Program On Insurance Policies.
Financing Available Through Our Family Assistance Program
1307 S. Jefferson St.
We thank you forfighting crime in
Joe L. Roberts
405 S. Jefferson St.
Monticello, FL 32344
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Office: (850) 514-3411
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S Office: (850) 342-3294
A heart full of thanks 365 days a year from
Leigh and Stewart Dalzell
w m Auto Parts
1321 S. Jefferson St.
We are especially proud of our Jefferson County
& Local Law Enforcement.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
200 E. Washington St.
We Salute Our Law Enforcement
Officers For All You Do!
[ L Sa-mm] Officers
E*ON US 19 South
(just past 1-10)
Thank you to all law enJbrcement
for a job well done!
J Dog Racing
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 8, 2005 PAGE 9
Who Risk Their Lives
SEvery Day To Make
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"We Salute Our Law Enforcement Officers
For All You Do!"
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405. Hatchett Rd
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Thanks to all of you for a job well done.
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A Great Big Thanks
To Our Law Enforcement
Beggs Funeral Home
Monticello Chapel I
482 East Dogwood
All You Do In Serving Others
Creative Pursuits, Inc.
Training, Technical Services
& Success Products
Marcia Elder, President
2536 Old Lloyd Rd.
155 N. Jefferson St.
We Salute Law Officers!
From All Of Us At
Gerry Medical Clinic Thank You For
Keeping Our Community Safe!
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Who Risk Their Lives
Every Day To Make
Capital City Travel Center
Hwy 59 Monticello
2804 Gamble Rd.
We salute our law enforcement for.
1403 S .efferson St.
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Jefforsotv i Covtn*ty Law -Ev force-me4-
keep up the& goo& w work'
GRANTS SERVICE CENTER
Salutes Our Law Enforcement For
Superior Community Service.
1270 N. Jefferson St.
24 Hour Repair Service
Commercial and Residential Repair Specialists
Sewer Cleaning & Home Repair
Serving Tallahassee/Monticello Since 1969
We Salute Law Enforcement!
Thanks For All You Do!
County School Board
Salutes Our Law Enforcement.
Thank you for protecting and serving
S uper & anxe'nt
G ER Burger King
Hwy 19 S.
Special Thanks To Jefferson
County Law Enforcement
Keep Up The Good Work!
Hats Off to
(Call us ifyou need an entry level employee)
1317 Jefferson Street
A Big Salute To County and City
Law Enforcement For All Of Your
S Hwy. 259
You're doing a great job protecting our community.
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 8, 2005 PAGE 11
Lady Tigers Finish Third
In Suwannee Invitational
The Lady Tigers track team fin-
ished in third place overall during
the Suwannee High School Invita-
"The girls did a very good job at
the meet," said Head Coach Nikki
Cooks. "I am very proud of the
way my girls performed."
In the 100 hurdles, Misty Mills
took second place with a time of
In the 100 meter, Irene Hamilton
took first place with a time of 12.8
seconds; Krystal Wilson took third
in the second heat with 13.5; Sha-
nise Brooks took second in the
third heat with 13.9.
Quaneshia Franklin took third in
the third heat with 14.1; and San-
tana Mitchell took first in the
fourth heat with 13.9 seconds.
In the 4 x 100, the team of Alexia
Huggins, Shaumese Massey, Wil-
son and Hamilton took first place
with a time of 52.9.
In the 300 hurdles, Mills took
second place in the second heat
with 62.0; and in the -20l meter,
Hamilton took first with 26.9 sec-
onds; Wilson took first in the sec-
ond heat with 28.2.
Franklin took second in the third
heat with 29.5; Massey took first in
the third heat with 28.3; Mills took
fourth in the fourth heat with 32.8;
and Mitchell took second in the
fourth heat with a time of 29.7 sec-
In the 4 x 400, the team of Hug-
gins, Massey, Wilson and Brooks
finished in fifth place with a time
of 4:58, in the long jump.
Franklin flew for 13 feet, eight
inches; Wilson took fourth place
with a distance of 13 feet, 10
inches; and Massey took second
place with 14 feet, seven inches.
In the triple jump, Massey fin-
ished third with 29 feet, three
inches; Wilson took second with 29
feet, four inches.
In the shot put, Michelle Allen
threw for 22 feet; Ceata Crumity
went 24 feet; Chelsea Hampton
went for 26 feet, as did Shakelia
In the discus, Allen went for 58
feet; Crumity threw for 77 feet; and
Hampton also threw for 77 feet.
The Hamilton County Invita-
tional Meet was set for Thursday.
In their, first game of Coach
Pitch for, the Spring Sports Pro-
gram at the Recreation park, C & F
Fencing fell to State Farm Insur-
Brian Bowman went three for
Tayc!r Clemens went two for
Ty Charcey and Joslyn Dix each
went two for two; and Brady Ad-
ams went one for three.
Hunter Handley, Calvin Crumitie,
Casey Demott and Ronzo Wade
each went one for two.
The Fencers face off next against
Hiram MIasonic Lodge, 5 p.m.,
JCHS Falls TO
FRAN HUNT '.. .
The Lady Tigers fell to a 3
season after losing their last tv
In the first game, North Florid
Christian blanked JCHS 10-0.
The Lady Tigers gave up one n
.in the first inning, two runs in tl
third, three runs in the fifth an
,: our runs in the sixth inning.
The Fifth Annual 2005 Hog
Heaven Biker Barbecue and Rally
is scheduled noon to 6 p.m., Satur-
The rally is a joint effort realized
through the sponsorship of both
United Methodist Churches and
Regional Christian Motorcycle
The rally will take place on the
grounds of the Sardis'United Meth-
odist Church, located on SR-259
(Waukeenah Highway), adjacent to
the KOA Campgrounds and event
promoters anticipate serving more
tan 500 free meals to bikers who
rally there annually.
Spokesman Ron Drake said that
it's through the generous support o'"
local businesses, churches and
community that meals and enter-
tainment are free to attendees.
The meal will include barbecue
chicken, baked beans, Cole slaw,
potato salad, bread, beverage and
Both biker and Christian musical
groups'are scheduled to provide af-
ternoon entertainment, jamming. a
little bit of everything 'from Blue
Grass, Country, Christian, Gospel
"From it's conception,: this event
has been viewed as a local missions
outreach to communicate goodwill
and fellowship to a:.broad-based
community," said Drake.
"The beauty and takeaway from a
venue of this type is to showcase,,
the fellowship between bikers and
- non-bikers as- celebration of life."
Churches joined in this event are"
Lloyd United Methodist Church
(UMC), Sardis UMC, Mt. Lebanon.
Lament UMC, Wacissa UMC
and Waukeenah UMC and biker
participants include Spirit Riders,
Motorcycle Ministries, Christian'
Motorcycle Association and Spirit
Riders Motorcycle Ministries.
Park Tells Opening
The Recreation Department re-
ports scores from openingg Spring
In T-ball action, Capital City
Bank squeaked by Bishop Farms
for an 11-10; and Rotary. ham-
mered Jefferson Builders Mart 15-
In Coach Pitch action, Kiwanis
clobbered Hiram Masonic Lodge
12-6; State Farm Insurance de-
feated Chicken Delite 22-4; Ki-
wanis fell Chicken Delite 20-5; and
State Farm Insurance won over C
& F Fencing 13-10.
In Little League action, Monti-
cello Milling blanked Williams
Timber 6-0; and Farmers and Mer-
chants Bank blanked Jefferson
Farmers Market 10-0.
s Scores Smantha Pohle went two for
: three from the batters box. .
In softball action, Jacksofi's Drug In the second game, Liberty
Store edged Joyner's Travel Center County clobbered the Ladies 14-1.
5-4. Tiffany Walker scored the only
Games set for, 5 p.m., Thursday run for Jefferson.
include'.:' Millers vs.'FMB; Joyner's *
Travel Center 'vs. ':Jackson's Drug The Lady Tigers gave up seven
Store; Hiram Masonic vs C & F; runs iti the second inning, six runs
and Bishop Farms vs Rotary. : in the third and one run in the
Capital City Bank takes on thed
Builders and ,Williams Timber,
goes up against Jefferson Farmers,
both games at 6 p.m.
The Lady Tigers were scheduled
to face Maclay 4:30 p.m.,
12 noon to 12 midnight
sa Boy Scout Troop 803 Sets
-F Horseshoe Tournament
Boy Scout Troop 803 will be
hosting a fundraising horseshoe
tournament 9:30 a.m, Saturday,
April 30, at Eagles'.Nest Scout Hut.
Troop Leader "Bear" Register
said the scouts will also be selling
hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks
during the event to raise funds for
COURTNEY CONNELL swings
for the return at a JCHS prac-
tice session. She won her
sets 6-3 and 7-5 against
John Paul. (News Photo)
John Paul 5-2
The Aucilla Christian Academy
varsity tennis team climbed to a 5-7
season after defeating John Paul,
In singles action, Amanda Sapp
lost her sets, 1-6 and 0-6; Courtney
Connell won her sets 6-3 and 7-5;
and Kaitlin Jackson won her sets,
6-0 and 6-0.
Rebekah Aman won her sets, 6-0
and 6-0; Elizabeth Shirley won her
Asset 8-0; and Caroline Mueller won
her sets, 8-0.
In doubles action, Sapp and Con-
Snell lost their match, 3-8; and Jack-
son and Mueller won their match,
Their next match is scheduled
.3:30 p.m., Tuesday, in
both their annual summer trip and a
chest freezer for the scouts.
The cost is $20 per team and tro-
phies will be awarded for first, sec-
ond and third place winning teams.
"Everybody is welcome to come
on out and have a good time along
with some good food," concluded
For further information contact
Register at 997-2617 or Ira West at
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PAGE 12, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., APRIL 8, 2005
Diana's Place Sets
Diana's Place eatery, located at
157 North Railroad Street, will cele-
brate its grand opening Saturday.
SOwners Diana and Jack Huff along
.,vith employees Claudia
"Granny" Brazington and Tammy
'Butler will be on hand to welcome
The restaurant is open for business:
7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per
S"Once we've been operating for a
time, we'll make changes to the
schedule, like maybe stay open later
Friday nights," Diana said.
"We'll also consider expanding to
catering, as we've had calls for the
service already, and, we'd like to of-
fer a private party/banquet room
service down-the-road too. We've
got lots of ideas and plans ahead,"
A daily breakfast, lunch, and din-
ner buffet is offered daily, with a
seafood buffet on Friday.
The lunch and dinner buffet will
include items such as: chicken, slow
cooked ox tail and gravy with rice,
hog chilling (pork pot,) stew beef,
BBQ pork and beef, fresh baked
corn bread, corn-on-cob, a variety of
greens, and other fresh vegetables.
All the vegetables are fresh and
bought locally from the Jefferson
Diana Huff is a longtime county
resident and a JCHS graduate.
She has four teenage children and
her family lives in the area.
Her experience comes from years
of working in the food industry. She
worked at "Munchies", now known
as the "Pit Stop" for four years.
She also worked at Jake's Sub
and Sandwich Shop, the Tip Top
Restaurant, and was employed 15
years at Pizza Hut.
She has always wanted to be self
employed and finally decided that it
was time to "go for it," and go out
on her own.
The eatery opened March 18.
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
PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE
ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL
TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD
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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, s. 15, 22, 29, pd
Garage Sale Sat. April 9 from 8 a.m. 'til
1:00. Furniture, H/H Misc., FREE Ladies
Clothes. ROYAL MINI STORAGE U.S.
Garage Sale Saturday 8-2 2109
Waukeenah Hwy. Monticello, FL
Multi Family Yard Sale Sat. April 9, 8
am 1 pm. 155 Coopers Pond Rd. Baby
items,Kitchenware, Appliances, Furniture,
Tools, Trampoline, Much More.
S U ............. SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
with all Accessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free HOMESITE $208.03/ MO. Upscale Golf
(888)393-0335. Community set amid Dye designed 18 hole
4/8, fan course in Carolina Mountains. Breathe
taking views. Near Ashville NC. A
BR Set, Solid wood: 7 pc. queen/King bed, sanctioned Golf Digest Teaching Facility!
dresser, mirror, 2 night stands, chest avail. Call toll-free (866)334-3253 ext. 832
New in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $5000 www.cherokeevalleysc.com Price: $59,900,
sell $1400. Call 850-222-9879. 10% down, balance financed 12 months at
3/11 tfn 4.24% fixed, one year balloon, OAC.
Bed, King Size, name brand mattress, box
w/ warranty, New in plastic, $295 can
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.
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March April 2005
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sponsored by UP Washington Mutual
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Wilson Auto Sales 997-6066
'95 Pont. Grand AM $2,600
'96 Mustang Convertible $4,400
'96 Mercedes 220 $5,800
'86 Toyota PU Great work Truck 2nd
engine. Body Fair. $1100 obo. 997-5771
4/8, 13, pd
'79 Ford Courtier pickup truck. 997-7410.
Runs Good, Good Tires & Motor.
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.
Small quiet family looking for nice quiet
home to rent in western Jefferson Co.,call
4/6, 8, pd
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.
Rustic I 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.
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
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
rnm Mnan.faftulrpr. 20 colors in stn'k
I Free initial consultation
Free initial consultation
*AUTO AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS
*SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Jeremy Cohen, Attorney At Law
1471 Timberlane Road, Suite 124
Tallahassee, FL 32312
The Hiring Of A Lawyer Is An Important Decision That Should Not Be Based Soley Upon Advertisements.
Before You Decide, Ask Us To Send You Free Written Information About Our Qualifications And Experience.
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KELLY & KEL
215 N. Jefferson
New Florida Avenue
3BR/2BA 1,266 Sq Ft Manufactured Home,
Convenient Location with a Large Workshop $54,900
NEW! Water Street Charmer
Watch the Days go by on your Front Porch! 2/1 Frame
House, Also Zoned Mixed Use, Rare Find! $62,000
New- In Town House on 2 Acres
Best of Both Worlds, Country Home in Town!
3BR/1BA 1,146 Sq Ft Pearl St Frame House $129,900
See All Of Our LiUdins! Visit....www.cbkk.com
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 RE/MAX Connection for Jefferson
& Leon. Pam Bowling, Broker Associate.
850-385-6685 x20 or 1-888-701-2205 x20
Grand Opening Land Sale! FLORIDA 10+
ACRES Only $294,900. Huge savings on
big ranch acreage in Sooty 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.
ATTENTIpN 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
Backhoe Service: Driveways, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-3116,
Mother's Day is almost here. Come see
what AVON has for her. (850)509-4481.
4/8. 4/15, pd
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
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and
operated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648. Leave
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.
1/29 tfn (10/3)
Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill Medicare -
Call for assessment of your needs.
997-3553. UPS NOW AVAILABLE
D & S Repair small engines, tractors,
outboards, ATV's, etc. 997-4015.
Get Your Florida Real Estate License
ONLINE! Bert Rogers School of Real
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3/2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25,30, 4/1, 6, ';, 13, 15,
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Male Dog, Maybe 4- months old, buff
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CASH in 5 DAYS!
We Buy Mortgages,
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Realtor Tim Peary
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate
Buyers looking for Homes and Land
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We accept all vouchers: 150 Single Wides &
Double Wides 2/2 @ $615, 3/2 @ $715, 4/2 @
$895, $50 dep. Pool, Free Lawn Care, Security
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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
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 Livinq 3 bedroom 2 bath home
(16'x80'), 12'x16' shed, big brick BBQ, nice
pond, chain link fence, 6. 8 acres all this and
-a diesel tractor w/bush hog only $80;000
Very Nice 29 acres near town with big oaks,
fields and forest asking $10,000 per acre
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm with big
doublewide w/ fireplace, stables, round pen
in remote location only $295,000
High 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
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
versatile lots of possibilities for the.investor
Great cash flow only $169,500
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
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 &
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Festival Fashion Show,
Luncheon At Opera House
The Watermelon Festival Fashion
Show and Luncheon, sponsored by
the Woman's Club, is scheduled
noon, Thursday, June 16, at the Op-
The sell out crowd last year
prompted the move to larger quar-
ters, Chairperson Amanda Ouzts ex-
Fashions from Milady's Shop will
be modeled by local ladies.
Tickets are $12, and are available
at the Chamber of Commerce, Mi- :
lady's Shop, and from any member
of the Woman's Club.
The luncheon will feature home-
made chicken salad and an assort- I
ment of complements.
Festival Royalty will be on hand
at the event and will award door
prizes donated by local businesses
Last year's event drew some 112
attendees and the event is expected
to be even more popular this year.
NICK UNGER enjoys a cool drink in his tent at the South-
eastern Rendezvous at Dixie Plantation, Saturday.
"BIG BEAR" (Tom Thompson)
and told Indian stories, and
greeted people in Cherokee,
invited them to join him in
Photos Needed For
Luminaria Slide Show
With the County Relay For Life
fast approaching, the Luminaria
Committee has a desperate need for
photos of loved ones who lost the
battle with cancer.
The night of the Relay, during the
Luminaria Ceremony, April 15, a
slide show is planned with photos of
family, friends, and coworkers who
all have lost their lives to cancer.
Those who have photos of some-
one they lost to cancer, are asked to
share them, so that person can be re-
membered and his/her life cele-
brated at the event.
Photos can be returned as they are
only needed to be scanned into the
Deadline in Tuesday, April 12.
Currently, the committee does not
have enough photos to prepare a
If enough photos cannot be gath-
ered, .it will force the cancellation
of this presentation.
Information on the back of the
photo should include: the name of
the loved one; when they lost the
battle; what type of cancer
(optional;) and the name and phone
number or address of person sharing
To have the photo returned, in-
clude a self-addressed, stamped en-
velope, to help the committee avid
Take the pictures to the County
Health Department at 1255 West
Washington Street, to the attention
:o, Joyce Steele.
For additional information Steele
,an be reached at 342-0170.
D.'W. H-fughies ReaCty
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Anything Relating To Real Estate
Home Office: 470 N. Barber Hill Rd.
Lamont, FL. 32336
*Residential BURTON & BURTON
*Landt MORTGAGE INC.
*DW Mobile Homes Paul W. Hughes
2141 N. Monroe St., Talla., FL 32303
(850) 385-8383 (850)997-3856
"Licensed Mortgage Correspondent Lender"
GERALD MILES hand sews
Rendezvous. (News Photos)
leather goods for sale at the
We invite you to become
part of the celebration at
Rea Fo Lie f efero
Prison Staff Relay Team
Plans Family Fun Day
Family Day, to benefit the Ameri-
can Cancer Association's Relay For
Life, and sponsored by the Jefferson
Correctional Employees' Club and
Aramark, Corporation will run from
11 a.m. 5 p.m. on Saturday, April
9, at the old Jefferson County High
-The event will follow a Fall Carni-
val format. Children will purchase
tickets for $1 each. They will use
the tickets to play a game and win a
Scheduled events, planned for the
day, include a Rummage Sale from
8 a.m. until.
A selection of games, music, food,
a Puppet show, dunkin booth, finger
painting, face painting, and fortune
telling are but some of the events
For more information contact Sgt.
P. Murphy or Lt. L. Collins at 997-
trade it -
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Upgrading your car? Avoid the
hassles of selling your old car -
and possibly pocket a tax savings!
After dark, the Relay For Life celebration will include a special Luminoria Ceremony.
Encircling the 'track with lights of hope, the Luminaria Ceremony reaches for tomorrow with each
candle of life and touches the stars for only a moment to remember those of yesterday.
Your donation will place a luminaria along the pathway to memorialize or honor someone you love.
The bags will stay lit throughout the evening, reminding us that HOPE LIVES among us. The Luminaria
Ceremony begins just after dark. Please complete the form below to honor or remember a loved one
who has battled cancer.
April 15- 16, 2005
at Jefferson County
High School Track
Return your order form to:
City: State: Zip:
Phone (H): (W):
Credit Card: Visa
American Cancer Society
241 John Knox Road, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Or fax 850-297-0592
Or take it to:
Jefferson County Health Dept.
1255 West Washington St.
Monticello, FL 32344
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