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Creation Date: April 27, 2005
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Volunteer

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Honor Roll

Announced

Story, Page 7


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New Bethel

Hosts Annual

Health Fair

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Published Wednesdays & Fridays


Proposed Voting

Changes Concerns

Elected Official

Story, Page 12


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2005


UNDER the ordinance now under considera-
tion, developers such as Jeff Ard, here ad-
dressing the Planning Commission during a


Developers Will




Pay For Growth


Board Sets Impact Fees

For Hearing On June 16


NMI -- -... --
recent meeting, would be assessed an im-
pact fee to compensate the county for the
costs of growth. (News Photo) ,


Commission Continues


To Study Grants Office


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer
Despite an expressed inclination to
put the Grants Office under the su-
pervision of the building inspector,
commissioners continue to explore
ways to restructure the department.
Last week, commissioners heard
from Taylor County Grants Office
Director Melody Cox, who related
how the operation functions there.
Cox told commissioners that in
Taylor County, the Grants Office
consists of two people: herself and a
person who works under her. ,
Her job, she said, was strictly to
write and administer grants, while
the person under her handled the
SHIP program and other housing is-
sues.
"Our building department is not
involved at all," Cox said.
As for the Section 8, weatheriza-
tion and food distribution programs,
these were contracted out, she said.
As was 50 percent of the CDBG or
Community Development Block
Grants, she said.
"Private contractors administer
these grants and we pay them from


the grants' administrative fees," Cox
said.
She said that grant writing pres-
ently took up 25 percent of her time.
Previously, the activity had taken up
to 60 percent of her time, she said.
But that was before the Taylor
County Airport had become so busy
that it demanded more and more of
her time in the administration of the
various airport related grants.
Cox said organization was every-
thing in the successful and efficient
operation of a grants office.
She encouraged commissioners to
pursue state rather than federal
grants, saying that state grants were
more likely to waive matching fees.
"There's a lot of thing that you
can accomplish with state grants,
and state agencies really want to
.help small counties," Cox said.
She likewise encouraged commis-
sioners to keep in-house the trans-
portation disadvantaged grant,
which the county presently lets Big
Bend Transit administer.
Cox said administering the particu-
lar grant required very little, and it


would give the county $16,000 in
administrative fees. In her case, she
said, the $16,000 paid between 30
and 40 percent of her annual salary.
Too, if the county administered
the transportation disadvantaged
grant, it would "open doors" with
the Department of Transportation
(DOT), which awards the grant.
Meaning that the county could es-
tablish the kind of relationship that
would possibly lead to other grant
awards, she said.
Commissioners were particularly
intrigued with the idea of contract-
ing. out the various housing pro-
grams, such as the weatherization
and Section 8 programs.
They were also particularly inter-
ested in the idea of using the ad-
ministration fees that came with the
various grants to pay the private
contractors.
The county presently receives
about $150,000 in administrative
fees from housing grants. Commis-
sioners now want to get a better
handle on how these monies are be-
ing used, and how they might be
better used to maximum advantage.


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

If commissioners have their way,
new developments in the county
will soon be paying a combined im-
pact fee for the fire and ambulance
services.
As presented in final form by the
consultant Thursday night, the fee
will be $96.32 for fire and $123.72
for ambulance, for a combined total,
of $220.04 per house per residential
development.
For commercial, industrial and in-
stitutional structures, meanwhile, the
fees will be calculated on a per-
square-footage basis, similar to the
A way the fire and landfill assessments
are presently calculated.
Commissioners on Thursday night
voted 4-1 to schedule the measure
for a June 16 public hearing, with a
projected implementation date of
Aug. 1.
This despite rumblings from the
Legislature, which is considering a
bill that would limit the ability of
cities and counties to impose impact
fees.
In fact, a developer attending
Thursday's meeting informed com-
missioners in no uncertain terms
that he had inside information assur-
ing him the legislation would pass.
"I've been assured that the Florida
Home Builders Association will get
the bills passed," the gentleman
said. "We have the votes to get both
bills passed."
The statement came in response to
a comment from Commission Chair-
man Skeet Joyner, who earlier had
told the board that the bill faced an
uphill battle.
Joyner's response to the gentle-
man was that yes, the Florida Home
Builders Association was certainly a
powerful lobbyist. But so, Joyner
said, were the Florida Association of
Counties and the Florida League of
Cities, both of which opposed the
proposed legislation.


Commissioner Jerry Sutphin ar-
gued that it was prudent to wait until
the Legislature decided the issue be-
fore proceeding with implementa-
tion of the impact fee.
One of'his concerns, Sutphin said,
was that the county would have to
pay the consultant an additional
$5,000 to prepare the necessary or-
dinance.
But others on the commission
pointed out that the county was al-
ready too deep in the process to turn
back. As it was, they said, the
county already owed the consultant
$10,000 for the preparation of the.
feasibility study that determined the
impact fee amounts.,
And the best way to pay the con-
sultant, they pointed out, was from
the monies that the impact fees gen-
erated.
Besides, as the consultant for the
Government Services Group ex-
plained it, even if the legislation
passed, it would still allow cities and
counties to impose some form of
impact fees.
The consultant, however, empha-


sized that any funds generated by
the impact fees can only be used for
capital expenditures. Meaning build-
ings and equipment, not operational
costs.
Impact fees, by definition, are
one-time charges levied against new
construction -- both residential and
commercial -- to help pay for the
cost of the increased government'
services demanded by the growth.
According to the epertI, gro~ thl
imposes actual and potential de-
mands on city and county services,
as well as adding to traffic conges-
tion and increasing wear-and-tear on
roads.
Impact fees are a compensatory
tool that allows governments to re-
coup a certain portion of the costs
they incur to provide the additional
services that an increasing popula-
tion requires.
Impact fees, moreover, are consid-
ered politically palatable, as they
principally affect people who are
not yet part of the community and
so can't voice objection.
The feasibility study the consultant
prepared is a mandatory first step
before a government entity can im-
plement an impact fee.


COMMISSIONER SKEET JOYNER, board chairman, signs
the contract for the lease of the former high school build-
ings while Commissioner Danny Monroe looks on. The con-
tract is good for 25 years. (News Photo)


NFCC Vocational Program


Planned At High School


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

Plans are underway for North
Florida Community College to offer
a Building Construction Technology
vocational program at Jefferson
County High School.
Superintendent Phil Barker said
Monday it was uncertain whether or
not the program could be in place
for the reopening of school in
August, "but if not then, 'the pro-
gram will begin the second
semester," he said.
The purpose of the program is to
prepare students for employment or
advanced training in the building
construction industry.
It will focus on broad transferable
skills and understanding of all as-
pects of the building construction


industry.
Courses and contents planned in-
clude:
*Building Construction Helper,
focuses on safety practices, under-
standing the construction industry,
hand and power tools, basic ma-
sonry, communication and computer
skills, employability skills and inter-
personal and leadership skills.
*Building Construction Techni-
cian focuses on local, state, and fed-
eral regulatory agencies, job related
math, blueprints and contracts docu-
ments, types and uses of heavy
equipment, carpentry, and cabinet
installation.
*Building Construction Techni-
cian II focuses on preparation and
application of finishes, roofing,
plumbing, electrical, HVAC sys-
tems, site preparation and mainte-
nance and entrepreneurship.


Targeted Students include: dual
enrolled, those not seeking four year-
degree, and those in the community-
who have earned GEDs.
Students requirements are:
*Must be in 11th or 12th grade.
*Must maintain 2.0 GPA.
*Must score 9th grade level on
Math, Reading and Language on the
test of Basic Adult Education
(TABE).
Benefits to students include:
*Quick entry into the workplace
and job placement.
*Option for OJT and can begin
to earn money while still in the pro-
gram.
*Don't have to leave area to find
employment.
Benefits to the School System in-
clude:
*Retention and higher graduation
(See NFCC Page 12)


137TH YEAR NO.33, 50 CENTS


MELODY COX, the Grants Office director for
Taylor County, spoke to commissioners
here last week about ways the latter can


streamline the local operation. Here she
talks with Extension Office Director Larry
Halsey. (News Photo)


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PAGE 2. MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., APRIL 27, 2005


Farm Service Program Deadline


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.,RELAY FOR LIFE Steering
,brownie/sundaes for the


Committee make
Monticello News


Staff. L-R: Juanice Hagan, Lisa Re
Bill Hopkins, Bill Bassett. (News Pho


Relay Steering Committee


Recognizes Monticello New


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor


The Relay for Life Steering Com---
mittee hosted an appreciation
Brownie and Sundae get together
for the Monticello News Staff, at the
First Presbyterian Church Fellow-
ship Hall, Wednesday.
Co-chair Jaunice Hagan said the
committee wanted to express its ap-
preciation to the Monticello News
for all the publicity concerning the
recent Relay for Life.
Team Recruitment Co-Chair Bill
Hopkins said that he felt certain
that the Jefferson County had again
raised more money per capital, than
any other statewide.
S Event Co-chair Bill Bassett said
that he believed it was the participa-
tion of the schools, both Aucilla and
Jefferson, which made the differ-


Humane Sod

Reporting Mi

-FR_\N HUNT
'Staff Writer.

During the last regular meeting of
the Humane Society, Membership,
and Volunteer Chair Martha Ca-
nady addressed the timely problem
of dog theft in the community.
She said it was not only pit bulls
that were the subject of theft.
"About three weeks ago, I saw a
;Labrador wandering the street,"
said Canady.
The dog was wearing a collar and
she called the veterinary office
listed on the tag. "The owner lives
,all the .way over on the Ashville
Highway and I live on 59.
S"I think the dog was taken and
then abandoned across the county
after he was used as bait for dog
fighting."
She added that there were also a
lot of missing dog posters going up
all over the community. "I think
it's time to talk to the Sheriffs De-
partment."
Responsible Pet Owners of Jef-
ferson County Founder Bobbie
Golden interjected, "I have spoken
with Sheriff (David) Hobbs and he
is keeping separate records and sta-
tistics relating to all dog-related


ence of some $5,500 raised, over
last year's total of about $72,000.
He said it was the first time that
students had actively raised funds
for the Relay.
Committees are already busy
planning next year's event and there
are some 16 teams already signed
up.
Most overall committee members
are returning, Hagan said.
She said that next year's Relay
Theme is titled: Relay Around the
World, and plans are to capitalize on
student participation and to work
with the schools towards this end.
Widespread Cancer Education is
planned in the county, and Hagan
said that the county now has its own
"closet" from which patients can ob-
tain wigs and such.
She said that plans were in the
works to organize volunteer trans-
portation to Tallahassee for cancer


ety urges

ssing Pets
calls, nuisance andi missing."
As members addressed the topic,
they recalled that in the News arti-
cle, published April 13, Hobbs had
only received one call at that time.
It appeared that residents were
trying to locate their animals on
their own rather than calling the
Sheriffs Department.
"We have to educate the public
about the problem," said Board
Member Jerry Sutphin. "They have
to make the.phone.calls to the Sher-
iffs Department to report their
missing animals. When the inci-
dents are documented, they can
then see patterns, begin to look
closer at, and take care of the prob-
lem."
Members concluded that people
in the community did need to have
animals theft incidents documented
to help solve the problem.

Agency On Aging
Sets Meetings
The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, Inc. will hold its Ad-
visory Council and Board of Direc-
tor meetings, 10 a.m. and 10:30
a.m., respectively, Thursday, at
2414 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee.


patients who travel for
and doctor's visits, so pa
have the long wait betw
is the case wit
transportation.
The committee praise
Correctional Institute for
with its Family and Fu
raiser.
In addition, JCI hell
prepare the site, Hagan s
Monticello Staff rec
vor T-shirts and pur
bracelets, and hand pain
from the Steering Comm
The Steering Con
comprised of Co-chairs
Hagan; Publicity Chair
soner; Cancer Control
Marianne Goehrig; and
cruitment Hopkins.


For Application Set June 1


Farmers who have not yet signed
up for the USDA Farm Service
Agency's 2005 Direct and Counter
Cyclical Program are running out of
time, alerts Director Mark G. De-
mott.


The deadline to submit a signed
contract without incurring a late fee,
is June 1.
"About 40 percent of our produc-
ers have signed their 2005
contracts," said Demott. "We are
concentrating on getting that last 60
percent into the office before the
!" 1 June 1 cut off."
Producers submitting contracts af-
ter that will be assessed a late filing
asoner, fee of $100 per farm.
)to) There is more than just saving the
late filing fees. When producers
sign their contracts, they have the
option of selecting whether and
when to receive the direct and
counter cyclical payments offered
by the program.
S Under the Direct and Counter Cy-
clical Program (DCP) all producers
treatments, receive a direct payment based on
itients won't their historic crop acreage base and
een trips as yield for eligible commodities.
:h public Producers can elect to receive
their direct payment in two install-
ed Jefferson ments when they sign their DCP
its support, contracts.
n Day fund- DCP's counter cyclical payments
are made for a commodity only


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Producers may elect to receive up
to three counter cyclical payments
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Completing the contract paperwork
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"If producers who haven't signed
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committee can approve the contract
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Mystery Dinner Theatre Opens

Friday Night At Opera House


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'DASH OF DEATH' Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre will play
two consecutive weekends at the Opera House. L-R: Edwin
Posonby (Don Nations) gets an earful from Viola Hartsfield
(liene Steele).

Pulitzer Prize Winning

Author To Appear At

Opera House May 21


The Rotary Club reports that
author and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Robert Olen Butler will appear with
local music legend Michael Purvis
presenting American Hors D' Oeu-
vres for the Brain and Soul, a read-
ing with musical interpretation.
The presentation is slated for 6:30
p.m., Saturday, May 21, at the Op-
era House.
"We are thrilled that such a noted
author as Robert Olen Butler and
legend Mike Purvis, have offered to
perform for our community's
benefit.
"Area residents will have the op-
portunity to see these two talented
men perform together for the. first
time, presenting a unique interaction
of reading and music," said Dr. Wes
Scoles, president of the Rotary
Club.
Proceeds from this performance
will benefit the community, and also
support the international projects of
the Rotary Club, Scoles said.
Butler is the author of "A Good
Scent form a Strange Mountain," for-
which he won the Pulitzer Prize for..


fiction.
He also received a national maga-
zine award, a Guggenheim Fellow-
ship in fiction, a NEA grant, as well
as the Richard and Linda Rosenthal
Award from the American Academy
of Arts and Letters.
Butler teachers creative writing at
Florida as an endowed chair.
His two most recent books are
"Had a Good Time," a collection of
short stories from his favorite vin-
tage postcards, and "From Where
You Dream," a collection of lecture,
on how to write fiction.
When not traveling the world as a
Goodwill Ambassador for the US,
Butler lives in Jefferson County
with his wife, Elizabeth Dewberry,
who is also a fiction write and play-
wright. They live in the historic Asa
Mae House.
.For m6re information, or to re-
serve a ticket, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at 997-5552, or the
Opera House at 997-4242.
Tickets are $25 per person.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash
bar will. be available.


ROBERT OLEN BUTLER


'RAY CICHON
Managing Editor

Mystery Dinner Theatre returns to -
the Opera House, 7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday April 29 and 30, with a 2
p.m. matinee, Sunday, May 1.
The show continues 7 p.m. Friday
and Saturday May 6 and 7.
The interactive production, "A_


Dash of Death," includes a gourmet
dinner. Audiences help solve the
crime and win prizes.
Tickets for the evening perform-
ances are $30, and matinee price is
$20.
Reservations are required and can
be made by calling the House at
997-4242.
.When a new catering business
opens with a grand flourish, on


stage, friends, family and fans
gather to celebrate with a gourmet
meal.
A reporter and photographer from
a famous food magazine are on
hand to record the event.
The evening opens with toasts,
good wishes, and great expectations,
but personalities clash, barbs fly,
and one guest indulges in what turns
out to be his last meal.


Special guests become suspects as
shady pasts are revealed.
Who delivered the Dash of Death?
Was it the pretentious chef? The
former exotic dancer? The ingenue
with issues? Or someone completely
unexpected?
"Dash of Death" was written by
Judi Persons, who directs the pro-
duction.
The cast includes: Lisa Reasoner
as temptress Ariadne Storm; and
Sarah Persons as professional
weather caster, Mary Katherine Fos-
ter.
Other cast members include: Ilene
Steele, Tom Vogelgesang, Don Na-
tions, Marisa Bueschel, Sean
Greene, Jon Taylor, Erika Siu, Si-


C o mttee P la J H that of high school friends recently_ mon Siu, and Roger Nye.
Cor m itte e P lan S JC H s contacted to: Class of 1995, c/o Q. Real life caterers Carrie Ann Te
Henry, 226 Barrington Drive, Mon- lefsen and Denise Vogelgesanl
ClaSS 199 5 Re u n io n ticello, FL. 32344. make a special appearance as twi
99 Contact the planning committee sisters Mary Elizabeth White an
1995 is in the process of completing with ideas or questions, by e-mail at Mary Patricia Carter, co-owners c
DEBBIE SNAPP the details. of the reunion and needs jchsl995@yahoo.com. (Mary, Mary) Quite Contrary Catei
Staff Writer help. The committee looks forward to ing.
A series of events are in the works enthusiastic responses and a good Persons relates that the show i
Those who remember walking the seres es f the c o turnout at the reunion. just for fun and the cast promise
halls of Jefferson County High to give the membersof the class of audiences a good time.
School, playing in the band, or the 1995 the opportunity to reconnect
atmosphere of a great football game and celebrate the joys and changes r-
in their lives.
on a Friday night, will want to bea a ei ,
part of a weekend of reminiscing However, the committee is still on t trade it
with old friends, and even laughing seeking contact information for
with (or at) the class clowns. class members. d a e i
The planning committee for the Send information (address, e-mail d nate i
tenth reunion of:the JCHS class of address, and. phone number) and


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The Friends of the Library former
and potential members are invited'to
a reorganization meeting 3:30 p.m..
Saturday, at the library.
Agenda items include: renewing
the nonprofit status of the organiza-
tion, a financial report, appointing a:
nomination committee for officers,


projects, and the move to the new
location this.summer.
Other items will be discussed as
requested.
Citizens are encouraged to turn out
for this worthwhile cause and help
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Monticello News
(SSN 0746-5297)-USPA 361-620)
Published by Monticello Publishing Co., Inc.


RON CICHON
Publisher


RAY CICHON
Managing Editor


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer


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Families Urged


To Volunteer


While many people believe that
volunteering is a great experience
with its own rewards, a new pro-
gram is actually giving families who
volunteer a chance to win a cash
prize.
Jennie Garth, star of the WB's
"What I Like About You," is cham-
pioning this new cause encourag-
ing families to make family volun-
teering a priority. Garth, a mother of
two, is the spokesperson for the An-
gel Soft Angels, in Action Program
and is leading the Angel Soft Mil-
lion Family Service Pledge, an ef-
fort asking parents to pledge, one
hour each month to volunteer with
their kids.
SEveryone who takes the pledge
has the chance to win a $5,000 cash
prize and $5,000 to put toward a
charity of choice.
"The list of ways we can turn our
talents and interests into fun projects
that benefit others is endless," Garth
says.."'. e disco ered kids ha e tre-
mendous compassion and desire to
be of service. Sometimes they just
need an adult to help support them
in turning their ideas into action."
Youth volunteerism is important
in helping kids grow up to be re-
sponsible adults.
Children who volunteer are twice
as likely to grow up to become
adults who volunteer.
According to a new survey, the
majority of families (84 percent)


said they consider volunteering an
important part of family life, yet feel
they don't have enough time, re-
sources and information on volun-
teer opportunities. That's why the
experts say start small and keep it
simple.
Joining Garth in spreading the
word about the Angels in Action
program is national service learning
expert Cathryn Berger Kaye, the
author of The Complete Guide to
Service Learning." Kaye suggests
these tips to help families work to-
gether for a good cause:
Pick a Passion. Create a list of
your child's hobbies or interests and
talk about ways to use those skills.to
help others.
Plan Time. Designate time on
your calendar as "family service
time" and let your children lead the
way in picking projects or causes
that interest them.
Participate. Demonstrate your
Uipp''!. b, 'jolining in the project
planning. Let your child delegate
tasks to you, asking questions about
how the project is going and provide
support to help.your child see things
through.
Now in its sixth year, the Angel
Soft Angels in Action honors chil-
dren for their exemplary acts of
service. This year, the makers of
Angel Soft are recognizing children
ages 8 to 18 with $45,000 in cash
prizes. (NAPS)


From Our Photo File


IN AUGUST, 1988,. Gill Geho showed
County Commissioner Clifford Brown some
of the features of the GMC pumper his com-


pany brought to show
(News File Photo)


commissioners.


Opinion & Comment




Candor With Public Is Best


I offer today's column to the pub-
lic officials and other new contacts
with whom we regularly deal.
To those who are always candid
and forthright, I offer a thank-you
on behalf of our staff and our read-
ers.
To those of you who play games,
have trouble answering questions in
a straight forward fashion, and try to
manipulate coverage, I suggest you
rethink your approach.
You are not doing yourself, your
office, or the people you serve any
favors.
Now that I've stated the purpose
of the column, by way of back-
ground, I should say that I com-
pletely understand why anyone in
public office would want the most
tflartering coi e.age That's natural.
I can even understand some mild
irritation at being asked questions
for which there are only embarrass-
ing answers.
But I also understand with public
position comes responsibility to the
public.
The media is the conduit for infor-
mation. So it falls to newspapers and
others in the media to ask the ques-


duce two editions
you.


Publisher's

Notebook
p~-- .


Ron Ciclion


.tions and print or broadcast the an-
swers, no matter that they be embar-
rassing.
Some coaches wax eloquently
-when their team is winning and re-
fuse to talk to reporters when the
teams loses. We've had that situa-
tion in this county a number of
times.
After a fashion, parents call to ask
why their son's or daughter's team
isn't getting any publicity. We refer
them to the coach who won't talk.
Since it is an exercise in futility,
the public officials who won't be


candid are rarely called for informa-
tion. We work around him or her.
Then what typically happens is the
reluctant one demands to know why
we didn't call them. My answer is
"what for?" The record is they are
never forthcoming so why call them
anymore?

Ah, now the reluctant public offi-
cial or news contact sees this as
some personal thing. Why is that Ci-
chon or whomever after me?
From our perspective the truth is
we don't have time to be "after" any
body. We have plenty to do to pro-


a week, thank


I have always admired Bobby
Bowden's candor with the media. I
recall after an FSU loss to Miami
Bowden saying, "We played
terribly."
As coach, he accepted responsibil-
ity for that terrible play. He didn't
attack the media for asking ques-
tions about the game.
You can contrast Bowden's media
relations with many other college
coaches who have stormy sessions
with reporters.
The idea that stories that don't
particularly flatter someone are con-
trived by the media is pure bunk.
The story itself or the circum-
stances around the story decide who
is or who is not flattered.
My favorite illustration of this is
the father who called me after his
adult son was arrested for robbing
the home of a widow and telling me
we' mined his son's reputation by
publishing the story.
I asked the father if his son didn't
have some responsibility for tarnish-
ing his own reputation. The father
replied, "That's beside the point."


Patriot Act Needs Changes


From Our Files


TEN YEARS AGO
April 26, 1995
Landfill Director Scott Reid says a
push is on countywide to meet the
statewide objectives set by Gover-
nor Lawton Chiles to refocus public
interest on recycling and to help re-
duce the shortage of recycling mate-
rials.
The Drug Task Force, a coopera-
tive venture between the Police and
Sheriffs Departments, was in evi-
dence over the weekend, making six
drug arrests in three unrelated inci-
dents.
A suit, counter suit by two county
residents whose business dealings
went awry ended in a draw Friday
when the jury found in favor of the
plaintiff but awarded zero damages.
TWENTY YEARS
April 24, 1985
Jennifer Thompson was crowned
Miss ACA Saturday night, and Lori
Lindsey was chosen Jr. Miss ACA.
A midwife obstetric clinic pro-
gram should be available through
the Jefferson County Health Depart-
ment by June to offer locally all as-
pects of maternal care except for de-
livery.
School Board members Monday
were asked to approve a list of miss-
ing and stolen property that included
some sites the Board found difficult
to believe were missing.
Controversy is raging between the
state and private land owners over
countless privately owned acres of
Florida that the Department of Natu-
ral Resources wants to claim.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 24, 1975
The new ambulance delivered to


Jefferson County Ambulance Serv-
ice recently made its first run Friday
morning, April 18 at 2:30 a.m. The
trin for the new ambulance was
made to Lake City on a patient
transfer to Monticello.
Jefferson County High School
track team traveled to Perry Friday
and won the conference meet with-
out a hitch.
The Jefferson County 4-H Dress
Revue was held Monday night,
April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Florida
Power Lounge. Beverly Nixon, Ex-
tension Home Economist Agent
conducted the Revue and was as-
sisted by County Agent James Nealy
and Program Assistant Juanita Cru-
mity.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1965
Jessie Gail Hatchett, celebrated her
birthday with a party at the home of
her parents in Lamont on Sunday.
Coach and Mrs'^Bill McRae and
daughter spent the weekend in Mari-
anna visiting relatives.
Frank Blow of the Citadel in
Charleston, S.C., spent the Easter
Holidays with his mother, Mrs.
Mary Blow.
Dr. and Mrs. J.S. Sledge and chil-
dren were and Mrs. Rena Drew were
in Coca for Easter visiting Mrs.
Emma Hutchins.


Letters to the Editor
Welcomed
500 Words or Less
Letters must be signed and
include phone number of
writer


BY PEYTON KNIGHT
American Policy Center

"The right of the people to be se-
cure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unrea-
sonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated, and no Warrants
shall issue, but upon probable
cause, supported by Oath or af-
firmation, and particularly describ-
ing the place to be searched, and the
persons or things to be seized "
That is the Fourth Amendment to
the U.S. Constitution. It was de-
signed and ratified by our nation's
founders to protect Americans from
a federal government that, as our
founders feared, would grow ever
intrusive, overbearing, and down-
right power mad.
Certain provisions of the Patriot
Act irreparably harm this critical
constitutional liberty. The Act was
passed just 45 days following the
horrific 9/11 attacks.
Congress didn't even read the bill
before they voted on it. As such,
Congress made certain that the most
extraordinary provisions of the bill,


particularly those that are constitu-
tionally challenged, would subject to
SCongressional review and would ex-
pire in December of 2005.
' Terrorism should never be used as
an excuse for government to grab
unconstitutional power and monitor
and track the whereabouts of law-
abiding Americans.
Indeed in the days following the
terrorist attacks, Donald Rumsfield
stated, "The people who committed
these acts are clearly determined to
try to force the United States of
America and our values from the
world, or to respond by curtailing
our freedoms. If we do that the ter-
rorists will have won."
We must never let them win. And
that is why the American Policy
Center has joined an important new
umbrella coalition of conservative
groups called Patriots to Restore
Check and Balances (PRCB).
PRCB is chaired by former Con-
gressman Bob Barr (R-GA), a stal-
wart in the fight to protect constitu-
tional liberty.
SWhen Congressman Barr asked
the American Policy Center to join
this new effort, we jumped at the


chance.
Specifically, PRCB believes that
the threat of terrorism cannot be al-
lowed to dissolve or erode our most
basic freedoms which are so care-
fully- spelled out and protected by
our Founding Fathers in the U.S.
Constitution.
At a recent press conference in
Washington D.C., Barr announced
that the immediate goal of the coali-
tion is to modify a few of the more
extreme provisions of the Patriot.
"Now'is the time for Congress to
review and consider amending these
provisions to protect Americans'
most fundamental freedoms, and
bring the law in line with the checks
and balances demanded by the Con-
stitution," he said.
PRCB is urging Congress to mod-
ify the following extreme, unconsti-
tutional provisions of the Pitriot
Act:
-Section 213: This section allows
federal agents to secretly search
your home or business and even
confiscate your personal possessions
without ever notifying you.
-Section 215: This section allows
federal agents to secretly collect re-


cords about you, including such per-
sonal information as your medical
history, library records, and even re-
cords of.firearm purchases.
-Section 802: This section expands
the definition of domestic terrorist,
so broadly that ordinary people sim-
ply exercising their first amendment
rights, such as pro-life demonstra-
tors, could be classified and charged
as "terrorists."
Vigils held outside abortion clinics
could be deemed terrorist acts. Fed-
eral bureaucrats can track every gun
purchase and gun owner in America.
Indeed, any dissenting voice
against government policy could be
muzzled and snuffed out under these
provisions. How can we be a beacon
of freedom to the world if we prac-
tice Soviet-style government our-
selves?
The bottom line is that the outlan-
dishly unconstitutional powers
above don't catch terrorists.
All they do is violate the constitu-
tional rights of law-abiding Ameri-
cans, and create a federal monster
that only Orwell could have imag-
(See Act Needs Page 5)


New Asian Termites Located


BY CHUCK WOODS
University of Florida


Another highly destructive termite
- a close relative of the Formosar'
"supertermite" that's gnawing it's
way across many Southern states-
has become established in South
Florida, according to University of
Florida researchers.
"The Asian subterranean termite, a


major pest in tropical areas such as
Brazil and the West Indies, was not
considered to be a serious threat to
Florida until now," said Nan-Yao.
Su, a professor of entomology with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences, or UF/IFAS. "I
thought it could not survive north of
the tropics, and I am puzzled by its
rapid spread in South Florida."
The pest (Coptotermes gestroi)
was found in Key West and Miami a


few years ago, and now UF re- in the area," Su said. "We are asking
searchers have discovered a well- those who think they have seen this
established population in Riviera termite to contact us at the UF/IFAS
Beach, more than 70 miles north of Fort Lauderdale Research and Edu-
Miami. The researchers say they're cation Center."
not sure how much father north the Su is working with Rudolph
tropical species can move and sur- Scheffrahn, a professor of entomol-
vive. ogy at the center, and Brian Cabrera,
"Four buildings in a one-square- an assistant professor of
mile area of Riveria Beach are in- entomology, to track and stop the
fested with the termite, and we be-
lieve there may be more infestations (See Asian Termites Page 5)


III









MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., APRIL 27, 2005 PAGE 5


Asian Termites


(Continued From Page 4)
invasive pest.
Su said South Florida is the only
place on Earth where the new Asian
termite and the Formosan termite
(C. formosanus) share the same ter-
ritory. The new termite is consid-
ered to be the most destructive pest
in many countries of the tropics ar-
eas between the Tropics of Cancer
and Capricorn.
To identify possible infestations of
the pest, Su said residents should
look for winged termites flying
around lights at dusk and in the eve-
ning. The head and dorsal surface of
the body are dark brown in contrast
to its yelllow-brown underside,
thereby giving the flying insects a
"two-toned" appearance. Termite
"soldiers" are characterized by their
teardrop shaped heads and the pres-
ence of a pore that secretes a sticky,
milk-like fluid.
When in doubt, homeowners
should contact a professional pest
control operator and have a thor-
ough inspection of their property.
Meanwhile, as UF researchers and
pest control officials try to get


an accurate estimate of the new ter-
mite's range in South Florida, the
Formosan termite continues to
spread its destruction across Florida
and much of the Southeastern
United States.
First identified by UF/IFAS re-
searchers in Miami-Dade and Brow-
ard counties in the 1980s, the
Formosan termite is now well estab-
lished along the Southeastern coast
of Florida. Infestations have been
found in 14 other Florida counties:
Citrus, Collier, Duval, Escambia,
Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Marion,
Martin, Orange, Pasco, Palm Beach,
Putnam and Volusia.
Fortunately, Su developed a new
baiting system that controls the For-
mosan and other subterranean ter-
mites, including the new Asian
termite.
His bait system has a chemical
called noviflumuron, a growth regu-
lator that prevents termites from
molting, thereby reducing the ability
of the worker population to sustain
underground colonies.
The chemical has a low toxicity to
humans and the environment.


Act Needs Changes


(Continued From Page 4)
ined.
If Congress really wants to safe-
guard our nation, if should do some-
thing about the 500,000 illegal,
undocumented, and potentially ter-
rorist aliens that flood through our
borders every year. Not create a
prison-like police state in the "land
of the free."
"Our goal is not to gut the Patriot
Act," said Barr. "PRCB is seeking
modest changes to only a few ex-
treme sections of the laws."
American Conservative Union
chairman David Keene added:
"There are few issues more impor-
tant on the congressional agenda in
2005 than the Patriot Act. What is at


stake is Americans' Forth Amend-
ment freedoms guaranteed by our
Constitution."
There are very powerful forces,
namely Congress and the White
House, who want to make these ex-
treme provisions permanent.
Every American needs to voice
their objection and make certain that
this doesn't happen.
This is the battle being fought
right now, and it will be decided by
December of this year. We have no
time to lose.
As Benjamin Franklin said,
"Those who are willing to trade
freedom for security deserve neither
freedom nor security."
We must never let the terrorists
win.


SIMON WILLIAMS, left and Hank Evans in- Department. Because the flag will fly 24
stall the new 30 foot flag pole at the Health hours, it will be lighted. (News Photo)


Health Department


Has New Flag, Pole
challenge was actually getting the
FRAN HUNT flag pole in the ground.
Staff Writer Don Anderson, along with the
: City of Monticello came to the res-


The flag is now flying high at the
Jefferson County Health Depart-
ment and Administrator Kim Barn-
hill is delighted.
Three years ago, Barnhill re-
quested a new flag in front of the
building and after much delay, the
new pole was installed last week.
"My dad taught me the impor-
tance of flying the flag," said Barn-
hill. "He has one flying all the time
at his home in the mountains.
That's what he asked for on Father's
Day.
"This flag is spectacular," she
added. "Linda Teasley has recently
taken over the purchasing function
at the Health Department and she
never lets any obstacle get in the
way of accomplishing her goal."
Barnhill explained that because
of the size of the flag pole itself, 30
feet, special shipping arrangements
had to be made, but the biggest


4-H Bake Sale

Raises $100
Members of the 4-H County
Council raised more than $100 at
their Bake Sale, held Saturday.
With the help of their parents,
eight students baked homemade
cakes, pies, and other treats for the
sale.
They set up shop outside of the
Post Office, from 8 a.m. until
noon, and sold out of all items.
This is just one of the many ways
the 4-H County Council members
work to earn money for Club activi-
ties.
The Bake Sales have proven to be
very successful and a fun time for
the members to mingle with local
residents and friends.


cue with heavy equipment and con-
crete that was needed to firmly
anchor the pole. "Because the flag
will stay up at night, the flag will
be lit. Electrician Mike Gramling
handled that project," Bamhill said.
"The next time your drive by the
health department, look up, the flag
is flying high," Barnhill concluded.


Two Locals
Honored At
NFCC Event
Two county residents were recog-
nized recently at North Florida
Community College Honors Con-
vention.
John Grosskopf, English Instruc-
tor, was honored as the college's
candidate for the Florida Associa-
tion of Community Colleges Profes-
sor of the Year.
Student David Baylor was named
Who's Who Among Students in
American Junior Colleges.

Storytime At
Animal Shelter

DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Library Storytime takes place at
the Humane Society Shelter, 10:30
a.m., Wednesday,
Participants will tour the facilities,
discuss animal care, and have an op-
portunity to play with the puppies
and kittens.
Donations of old blankets, sheets,
and towels will be appreciated.
For additional information, con-
tact Debbie Craig at 342-0205.


Doitforsi ,ef
youov


Healthy foods.
Compassionate
choices. These are
valuable lessons to
teach our kids.
Why not start at
dinnertime? Choose
healthy, vegetarian
foods like colorful
pasta salad, bean
burritos, or peach
smoothies. Tonight,
make it vegetarian.
Do it for someone
you love.
Alice Walker AUTHOR


For more information, contact: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 404 Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-2210, ext. 306 www.pcrm.org
PHOTO JEFF REINKING, 2000


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I 1-


Lifestyle


MONTICELLO GARDEN CLUB held its in-
stallation of officers at its April 21 meeting.
L-R: Isabelle DeSercey, treasurer; Debbie


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

New Bethel A.M.E. Church on
Ashville Highway hosted its annual
Health Fair, "Walking in the Spirit


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Snapp, secretary; Dottie Jenkins, first vic-
president; Dianne Braren, president. (New
Photo)


of Good Health," in conjunction
with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the
Big Bend Physical Education De-
partment and other community pro-
viders.
A demonstration of CPR was
presented by Franklin Brooks.


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TEQUILA HAGAN, JCHS Boys, Girls Club Physical Educa-
tion Coordinator, presented exercise demonstrations and
explained the importance of exercise at the annual Health
Fair hosted by New Bethel AME Church.



Car Show To Benefit

Local Child With Cancer


FRAN HUNT
staff Writer

A Benefit Car Show for a county-
child, will be hosted April 30 be-
ginning at 8:30 a.m. in the parking
lot of Buddy's Rent To Own Center
and Advance Discount Auto Parts.
Nine year-old Hayley Grantham,
an only child of Perry and Tracey
Grantham, was diagnosed with in-
operable brain cancer and is pres-
ently at Shands Hospital undergo-
ing radiation treatment and chemo-
therapy.
All funds raised will go towards
paying for that treatment.
Food, drink, and a variety of
prizes will be available at the bene-
fit.
Spokesperson Cindy Lambert
said the car show would include all
cars, trucks and motorcycles and
open to all makes and models.
The price to register vehicles is
$20. Participants can register uritil
11:30 a.m. and judging will begin
at noon.
Many trophies and specialty
prizes will be awarded for Top 40
Cars and Trucks, Top Ten Bikes
and awards will be given for Best
Paint, Best Engine and Best Inte-
rior.
"There will be a lot of classic cars,
hot rods and bikes there," said
Lambert. "Everyone is welcome to
come and participate."
The Advance Discount Auto
Parts Dodge Avenger race car will
be on display and Discount will
also be hosting a variety of givea-
ways similar to a grand opening
special occasion.
Buddy's will also be hosting prize
giveaways where participants pay
$3 to step into an air-filled chamber
called a "Money Machine" and
have a specific time limit to catch


as many pieces of the paper (each
having a prize written on it), that is
being blown around as they can.
After catching the paper, the player
will be awarded with the prizes
they managed to capture while in
the chamber.
There will also be raffles. There
will be a raffle for a 43 inch big
screen color TV, donated by
Buddy's. Tickets are $5 each and
the winner does not have to be pre-
sent to win.
Other raffles include such prizes
as a TV, stereo, DVD players and
18-volt tool sets, all donated by
Buddy's, for $1 each and winners
do have to be present to win.
There will be a 50/50 cash draw-
ing, music and food.
Barbecue chicken dinners with
baked beans, cole slaw and bread
are $5; hot dog meals with baked
beans and cole slaw are $3; and hot
dogs for the kids are $1. Drinks
will also be available for 50 cents.
Kevin Campbell, chairman of the
Lloyd Lion's Club volunteered to
do some of the cooking for the
event, assisted by.ome fellow Li-
ons.
There will also be a silent auction
featuring a Ducks Unlimited print,
a portable patio fireplace, among
other items.
Lambert said they have a lot of
sponsors and contributors in the
event and they would most defi-
nitely be thanked and recognized
when all the information is avail-
able following the event.
For further information contact
Lambert at 997-1125 or Ray Fosky
at 997-0607.

If It Happens In
Jefferson County,
You'll Read It In The
Monticello News


Bonnie Mathis, of the County
Health Department, presented infor-
mation regarding diabetes, diet, and
nutrition.
Deputy Charles Bryan from the
County Sheriffs Department pre-
sented a program on the importance
of using seat belts and of maintain-
ing a drug free community.
Nurse Latonya Scott collected vi-
tals sign data from attendees for
processing.
A program was conducted by Te-
quila Hagan, BGCBB Physical Edu-
cation Coordinator, presenting an
exercise demonstration and explain-
ing why exercise is important.
During the program, the group
discussed the critical need for
awareness, particularly among Afri-
can Americans, about Cardiovascu-
lar Diseases.
Immediately following this discus-
sion, each participant was shown the
proper stretching techniques for pre-
exercise and post exercise sessions.
During a walking period, each
participant Wras instructed to walk a
mile at a comfortable pace. As a
follow-up portion of this Health
Fair, Hagan and Scott will be col-
lecting data over a period of three
months on the progression of these
participants.
The New Bethel A.M.E. Church
family has incorporated this walking
regimen into their church activities
schedule to take place during choir
rehearsals and other church meet-
ings throughout the week.
Latasha Jones, a Jefferson County
High School student and Breana.
Harvey, a Howard Middle School
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Garden Club Installs


New Slate Of Officers


During the meeting, members
DEBBIE SNAPP voted to consolidate the five garden
Staff Writer circles under the umbrella of the
Garden Club.
The Monticello Garden Club held The new year will find the Circles


it's Spring General Meeting on
Thursday, April 21 at the Monticello
Woman's Club on East Pearl Street.
New Officers for the 2005-2007
Club year were elected and installed
by District III Director Janice Scott.
) Officers include: Dianne Braren,
S president; Dottie Jenkins, first
vice-president; Sue Reed, second
e- vice-president; Debbie Snapp, secre-
Is tary; and Isabelle deSercey, treas-
urer.
Scott gave each of the new offi-
cers garden gloves, and flower
seeds. The colors of the gloves and
the selection seeds were varied, and
representative of the officers' new
positions and responsibilities.

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meeting three times a month. The
meetings will be at different times
and days so that members can plan
to attend one, two, or all of the
meetings.
The new Board will put together
the schedule of meeting dates at
their first board meeting. The mem-
bership will be. advised of Club
happenings after the meeting of the
Board.
With these major changes, the
hope is to keep the present member-
ship and'attract new members.
- After a brief photo shoot and
much ado, Scott announced that her
position was also coming to an end.
She mentioned that the new Dis-


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a member of the Tallahassee Garden
Club and is the Club's outgoing
president.
Outgoing President Jan Wad-
sworth thanked the members for
supporting her through her years as-
President.
She gave a brief summary of the
Garden Club and Circle's activities
throughout the year and up until this.
time.
"The involvement of the Club
members is imperative to keep the
Club running, and running smoothly
for all of us to enjoy for years to
come," explains Wadsworth.

Founders Circle Chair Cindy Lee
presented a parting gift to Wad-
sworth, for her time and hard work
and dedication to the MGC.
Members reminisced about their
years of involvement in their Gar-
den Circles. They talked about the
antics of members that have passed
or have just moved on. New and
seasoned members shared the rea-
sons they joined and why they are
still involved.
Members made suggestions for fu-
ture programs, plant exchanges, and
workshops with the hopes of attract-
ing new members.
Scott reminded Club members
about the Spring District III Meeting
in Carrabelle scheduled for Friday,
May 13.
"Keys to Harmony" is the theme
of this event, presided over by Joan
Ochs, newly elected President, Flor-
ida Federation of Garden Clubs and
newly elected Director Lynette
Pichard will present" Melody in the
Garden."
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discussed. Also, the goings on at the
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Camellia Garden Circle


Air Layers Camellias


ISABELLE DeSercey, president of the Ca- home of Joe McClellan, who presented the
mellia Garden Circle, arranged for members class.
to learn how to air layer camellias at the
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DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Camellia Garden Circle met at the
home of Joe McClellan for a class in
how to Air Layer Camellias.
The Master Gardeners in the
group experienced air layering at
McClellan's two years ago when
they participated in a similar class
and had much success with the proc-
ess.
The group gathered on the
screened back porch, where they en-
joyed refreshments before they be-
gan the program.
President Isabelle deSercey intro-
duced the attendees to McClellan as
they arrived at his home for the pro-
gram. A brief meeting was held be-
fore he invited the group outside.
The air layering was done in the
front yard area of McClellan's home,


where he proudly displays a grove
of camellia bushes, in a variety of
colors and sizes.
Following McClellan's instruction,
the group worked in teams of two
and three, locating the bushes of
their choice.
They used sharp knives to cut and
peel back one to two inches of bark
around a single branch, leaving the
area bare.
The branch was then marked with
a hot pink ribbon, that displayed the
persons name and the date.
A 6" piece of heavy duty tin foil
was piled with a handful of wet
sphagnum moss, and sprinkled with
'Rootone' (a rooting hormone
agent.)
The filled tin foil was then
wrapped tightly around the bare ex-
posed area of the branch. The tin
foiled concoction will stay on for
about six months, after which the


ACA Students Win 79

Ribbons At Art Show


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JOE McCLELLAN, answers a question from Elliot, McClellan, Isabelle DeSercey, circle
Pat Elliot, Camellia Garden Circle member, president. (News Photos)
about how to best air layer Camellias. L-R:


ACA Reports Fifth Six


Week Honor Roll


Aucilla Christian Academy..Prin-
cipal Richard Finlayson reports the
honor roll for the fifth six weeks
Period.
Students appearing on the roll,
and their grade levels include:
In K-3, receiving all A's were:
Grace Beshears, Emily Forehand,
Lydia Hall, Ryan Jackson, Haylee
Lewis, Lynelle Loveless, Austin
McCord, Jacob Orr, Ayush Patel,
Chloe Reams, Skylar Reams, Me-
gan Schofill, Katherine Wichel,.
and Mackenzie Wirick.
In K-4 receiving all A's were:
Charlie Clark, Timothy Finlayson,
Jade Greene, Matthew Greene, T. J.
Hightower, Noah Hulbert, Katie
James, Carly Joiner, D. J. Key and
Ryals Lee.
Also, Abigail Morgan, Jake Prid-
geon, Quinton Thomas, Joe
Walton, Ria Wheeler and Tedo
Wilcox.
In K-5, receiving all A's were:
Stephanie English, Joshua Greene,
Sarah Hall, Jenny Jackson, Donnie
Kinsey, Lisa Lawson, Hannah
Lewis, Cole MacNeill, Sumerlyn
Marsh, Kristen Reagan, Natalie
Sorensen, Ramsey Sullivan, Kate
Whiddon, and Erica Keeler.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Faith Demott, Tyler Hutcheson,
Will Sircy, Larrett Terrell, John
Thomas Walker, Donnie Kinsey,
Gaitlin Nennstiel, Kirsten
Whiddon, Rebecca Carson, Lind-
sey Lawson, and Hank Wirick.
In the first grade, earning all A's
were: Sam Hogg, Erin Lee, Ally
Mall, Taylor McKnight, Rean
Montesclaros and Tomas Swickley.
Also, T. J. Swords, D. J. Wilkin-
son and Emma Witmer.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Jake Edwards, Katie Fulford and
Ian Haselsen.
In the second grade, earning all
A's were: Carson Nennstiel, Bryce
Sanderson, Ty Chancey and Win-
ston Lee.
Earning all A's and B's were
Cheyenne Floyd, Hunter Handley,
Sarah James, Brooklyn
McGlamory, Amber Paulk, Ricky
Finlayson, Haleigh Gilbert, Doug
Gulledge, Kelsi Reams, Sadie Sauls
and Bradley Vollertsen.
In third grade, earning all A's
were Rachel Lark, Aimee Love,
Mary Orr, Jacob Dunbar and Annie
Yang.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Tanner Aman, Lauren Demott, Da-
kota Ely, Hayley Grantham, Mat-
thew Hutchenson, Christiana
Reams, Justin Brown and Michaela


Taylor.
In fourth grade, earning all A's
were: Jeffrey' Falk, Kaley Love,
Hadley Revell, Jared Jackson and
Wendy Yang.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Nick Buzbee, Hannah Haselden,
Whitney McKnight, Sammy Ritter,
Ashley Schofill, Hadley Revell,
Joey Dowell, Jay Finlayson and
Pamela Watt.
In the fifth grade, earning all A's
were: Olivia Falk, Tyler Jackson
and Shelby Witmer.
Earning all A's and B's were: Levi
Cobb, Ashley Hall, Austin Ritchie,
Trent Roberts, Tori Self, Kelsie
Wilcox, Vicki Perry and John Wil-
liams.
In the sixth grade, earning all A's
were: Nikki Hamrick, Kaitlin Jack-
son, Caroline Mueller, Devin
Reams, Sarah Sorensen and Kent
Jones.
Earning all A's and B's were: Tay-
lor Baez-Pridgeon, G. H; Liford,
Katherine Hogg, Marcus Roberts,
Jessica Hagan and Elizabeth Riley.
In the seventh grade, earning all
A's were: John Stephens and Dana
Watt.
Earning all A's and B's were: Tif-
fany Brasington, Jessica Hunt, Ja-
cob Pitts, Jake Walker and Seth
Whitty.
In the eighth grade, earning all A's
was Michaela Roccanti.
Earning all A's and B's were: Ste-
phen Dollar, Savannah Futch, Erin
Kelly, Nikki Kisamore, Angela
McCune, Mallory Plaines, Olivia
Sorensen, Kayla Williams Savan-
nah Williams, Luke Whitmer, Matt
Bishop, Rebecca Falk, Katelyn
Levine.
In ninth grade, earning all A's
were: Rebekah Aman, Benjamin
Buzbee, Stephanie Dobson, Claire
Knight, Nicole Mathis, Prateen Pa-
tel, Ramsey Revell, Aaron Connell,
Lindsey Day, Will Hartsfield, Ni-
cole Mathis and Tristen Sorensen.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Courtney Brasington, A. J.
Connell, Courtney Connell, Jayce
Davis, Alfa Hunt, Bethany Saun-
ders, Whitney Scarberry, Sarah
Shirley and Hannah Sorensen.
In the tenth grade, earning all A's
were: Joanna Cobb, Caitlin
Murphy, Rikki Roccanti, Serena
Harvin, Courtney Kinsey, Will
Knight, Melissa Martin, Jennifer
Pitts, J. T. Ward and Brittany Wil-
liams.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Holly Jones, Taylor Rykard, An-
gela Steinberg, and Jenny Tuten.


In the eleventh 'grade;,earning all
A's were: Jana Connell, Ben Gran-
tham, Corie Smith, Christa Reece,
Alexandria Searcy and Kristyn
Tuckey.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Amy Blanton, Jennifer Hagan,
Matt Poston, Suzanne Walker, Ca-
sey Gunnels, and Katie O'Steen.
In the twelfth grade, earning all
A's were: Dorothy Holden, Ridgely
Plaines, Daniel Roccanti, Drew
Sherrod and Jeremy Tuckey.
Earning all A's and B's were:
Heather Bessy, Caroline Blair,
Kyle Day, Kayla Gebhard, Justin
Mabry, Jordan Patterson, Amanda
Sapp and Lisa Wheeler.

Scott Joins

Tillman Staff
Vangie Scott has joined the staff
of Tillman Funeral Home.
She is the daughter of David and
Rosa Zeigler Scott, and a resident of
the county.
Scott recently passed the require-
ments for licensure as a Florida Fu-
neral Director and Embalmer.
She is a graduate of Guptbn Jones
College of Funeral Service, of At-
lanta.
Scott will work full time with
Tillman Funeral Home.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Aucilla Christian Academy art
students entered -250 works in the
North Florida Spring Arts festival,
and brought back approximately 30
percent of all the ribbons awarded
to the seven competing schools.
Art Teacher Linda Rose said the
students did a terrific job and that
she was extremely proud of them
all.
ACA students won 79 of 288
ribbons, and several of the young
artists won ribbons in different
categories.
Categories included black and
white drawing, drawing with color,
painting, photography, sculpture,
hand-built pottery and wheel-
thrown pottery.
: In addition to the traditional cate-
gories, ACA also submitted works
including Brush and ink painting,
copper tooling, mixed media and
jewelry. Students competed by
grade level.
Twelfth grade students won 20
ribbons, one for first place, three
for second, four for third and 12 for
honorable mention.
These include: Kayla Gebhard,
Amanda Sapp, Kyle Day, Kyle
Hansen, Fran Walker, Jordan Peter-
son, Caroline Blair, Abbey Hunt,
Jessica Sites, Heather Bessy and
Lisa Wheeler.
Eleventh grade students won nine
honorable mention ribbons. These
include: Suzanne Walker, Alex
Searcy, Colby Waddail, Jennifer
Hagan, Amy Blanton, Christa
Reece and Katie O'Steen.
Tenth graders brought home 13
ribbons, two for first place, one for
second, two for third and eight
honorable mentions. These
include: Jennifer Pitts, Brittany
Williams, Holly Jones, Kelly
Greene, Serena Harvin, Amanda
Hunt and Melissa Martin.
The ninth grade students won 34
Ribbons, four for first place, five for
second, four for third and 21 for
honorable mention.
These students include: Prateen


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Circle members will return and re-
trieve their rooted branch.
McClellan will then help them to'
cut the starter branch from the ca-
mellia bush. Their air layered'
branch has now become a young ca-
mellia bush.
The branch is placed in a bucket"_
of water over night and planted in a:
sunny location.
McClellan located a few air layer-:
ings from past programs. He felt of
the foil and noted that they were still:
quite soft to the touch.
"They are good and ready to cut-
from the bush. These can be snipped:
riow and they can be taken home by;
a few of the members here today,":
he, stated.
He opened the foil to show the"
group just what they would be look-,,
ing out for when they return in Sep-
tember for their air layerings.
DeSercey reminds members"
that dues must be paid by April 30
for their names to be included in the
National, State, and Monticello Gar-
den Club Directories for 2005-2006.
Also, anyone planning to attend
the Spring General Meeting of the
Monticello Garden Club and the
Spring District III Meeting in Carra-
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Lady Tigers Finish


Third In District


Track Meet


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Lady Tigers finished third
overall during the district track
meet in Maclay last week, resulting
in nine of the girls qualifying for
the Regional Meet held at Chiles
Wednesday.
Head Girl's Coach Nikki Cooks
said she was very proud of her
girls, "Everyone gives 110 percent
in every event they ran," said
Cooks.
In the 100 meter, Irene Hamilton
took third place with 12.8 seconds;
Santana Mitchell took fifth with
13.4; Krystal Wilson took sixth
with a time of 13.5; .and Shanice
Brooks took eighth place with a
time of 14.9.
In the 200 meter, Hamilton took
second with 26.4; Wilson took
fourth with 28.0; Brooks took ninth
with 31.8; and Mitchell took elev-
enth with a time of 31.9 seconds.
In the 100 hurdles, Misty Mills
took fourth with 17.5 seconds.
In the 800 meter Michelle Allen
took twelfth with 4:33; and in the


400 meter, Quanisha Franklin took
sixth with a time of 1:12.
In the 300 hurdles, Mills took
ninth with a time of 1:01; Chandra
Tucker took tenth place with 1:03;
and Brooks took ninth with 1:00
flat.
In the 4 x 100 the team of Hamil-
ton, Alexia Huggins, Shaumese
Massey and Wilson took second
place with a time of 55 seconds.
In the 4 x 400, the team of
Mitchell, Massey, Wilson and Hug-
gins took third place with a time of
4:58; and in the high jump, Massey
took fourth pace with four feet, six
inches.
In the long jump, Wilson took
fourth place with 15 feet, seven
inches; Massey took sixth with 14
feet, three inches; Franklin took
ninth with 13 feet, six inches; and
Tucker took tenth place with a dis-
tance of 13 feet, eight inches.
In the triple jump, Wilson took
fifth place with 28 feet, four inches;
Massey took sixth place with 27
feet, three inches.
Chelsea Hampton took third
place in the shot put; and Shakelia
Davis took fourth place in the dis-
cus.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Lady Bumblebees wrapped
up their season with a 2-6 record af-
ter dropping their final three games.
The Lady Bumblebees lost to
Trinity Catholic 18-8; and fell to
Holy Comforter in two games, 16-4,
and 18-7.
In the three games, Jemaria Cuyler
scored five runs; Maresha Barring-
ton, three; Majetta Jefferson, three;
Shanka Farmer, one; Keneshia
Coates, two; Chanta brooks, one;
Amanda Mitchell, two; and Ireshia
Denson, three.
In the first Holy Comforter game,
the Lady Bumblebees jumped out to
an early 5-3 lead, which they held
until the third inning before the cru-
saders' bats found their mark.


Coach Corinne Stephens said that
errors were a problem in all three
games.
"I'm proud of the girls that stuck
out the whole season,' said Ste-
phens. "But our real problem comes
with playing against teams with
pitchers that have .access to private
'pitching coaches and a strong rec-
reation league fast pitch program.
"The girls we play against play
fast pitch in the city league from the
time they start, and a lot of them are
on traveling teams all summer," she
added.
"Our girls do not see a fast pitch
until they get on the team," said Ste-
phens.
"Hitting a fast pitch is a lot differ-
ent from a slow pitch, and continues
to be a problem for our program and
it is very frustrating for us all," she
said.


Sports


SFencers, Deckers


I Defeated 16-7


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer


. ,.



CHELSEA HAMPTON throws
tance in a practice session.
took third place. (News Photo


The Waukeenah Fence and Deck-
coed softball team fell to Next To
Nature 16-7, last week.
Coach Nick Flynt said that Next
To Nature is a good-hitting team
and the Deckers simply couldn't
keep up with their bats.
"Hopefully our bats will come
around in the double-header Tues-
day," said Flynt.
S He added that the loss puts them
: in a last place tie in the league with
Per Curiams, who will be playing
.... against the Deckers in the double-
Sheader.
"This will give us a chance to
move up to second place," Flynt


the shot put for a good dis-
i1n District Competition she


added.
Lucy Buzbee went to bat three
times and hit three singles, scored
one run and had one RBI; Matt'


Grant went to bat three times, hit
one single, two doubles, scored one
run; and Andy Tellefsen went to bat
twice, hit one single, one double,
scored two runs and had two RBI.
Matthew Addison went to bat
three times, hit two doubles, scored
one run; David Morrison went to bat
three times, hit one single and one
double and had one RBI.
Nick Flynt went to bat three times
and hit one double; Michele Bron-
son went to bat three times and hit
one single; Steve Lohbeck went to
bat three times and had one single,
one RBI.
Lani Bedsole hit one double and
one single, scored one run, one RBI;
Darica Hewett went to bat twice and
didn't have a hit, Heather Morrison
went to bat three times, hit one sin-
gle, scored one run and had one
RBI; and Alison Flynt went to bat
three times and struck out.
Batting average for the team was
.543, down from last week's .594.


Lady Warrior JVs Clobber Carrabelle


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

ACA JV Girls clobbered Carra--
belle 14-2 in recent softball action.
Coach Frank Brown said they
played five and a half innings,
when the game was called.
"From a coach's point of view,
Carrabelle wasn't well organized.
They didn't seem to know what to
do with the ball after they had it,
even though it's the end of the sea-


son. They played like they hadn't
gotten enough practice."
Brown added that the Lady War-
i riors played a well-organized game.
S"We had a great defensive game. It
was like fly paper. Everything went
Right to us and there wasn't any ball
dropping. They all stuck."
He added that ACA continued on
Sits base-stealing frenzy, stealing 14
bases to Carrabelle's two. He was
Sable to play a number of the substi-
tute players.
SOlivia Sorensen went to bat four


Taylor County Downs JCHS


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Lady Tigers dropped one
and forfeited a second in recent
softball action.
The ladies now stand at 7-11
season.
JCHS lost the first game to Tay-
lor County, 18-3.
Tiffany Walker went two for
three and scored one run; Ashli
Washington went two for five,
scored one run and one RBI; and


Heather Miller went one for three.
Washington picked off one run-
ner trying to steal second base; and
the Lady Tigers completed one
double play.
Jefferson committed 10 errors
and gave up eight hits. Taylor com-
mitted no errors and that, according
to Coach Earline 'Knight, was the
difference in the game.
They Lady Tigers forfeited to
Aucilla Christian Academy in what
was to be their second game of the
season, because of insufficient
players to field a team.


BRITTANY HOBBS, ACA pitcher, struck out six, gaveup
Four walks and seven hits in the game with Munroe. (News
Photo)


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times, scored one run, struck out
once, had one walk, two stolen
bases and was put out at first base
twice.
Nicole Mathis went to bat four
times, scored three runs, had one
single and one double, one strike-
out, one walk and five stolen bases.
Mallory Plaines went to bat three
times, hit one single and was put
out at first twice; and Nikki
Kisamore went to bat once and was
put out at first.
Lindsey Day went to bat three


ACA Ladies
Fall To Munroe

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Lady Warriors fell to Munroe 6-2
in recent baseball action.
The Ladies had seven hits and
one error.
Kayla Gebhard went two for
three; Brittany Hobbs went one for
three, hit a home run; Chelsea Kin-
sey, Joanna Cobb, and Lisa Bailey
each went one for three; and Lisa
Wheeler went one for three with
one RBI.
Hobbs pitched the game striking
out six batters and' giving up four
walks and seven hits.
Lady Warriors are 15-4 season.


times, scored two runs, hit one sin-
gle, had one strikeout, one walk
and one stolen base; Jodie Bradford
went to bat once, got a walk and
stole one base.
Paige Thurman went to bat four
times, scored two runs, hit one sin-
gle and one triple, had one strikeout
and was put out once at first.
Tristen Sorensen went to the bat-
ters box three times, scored two
runs, hit one single, had two walks
and three stolen bases.
Kalyn Owens went to bat once
and struck out; Hannah Sorensen
went to bat four times, scored two
runs, hit two singles, was put out
once at first and stole two bases.
Katelyn Levine went to bat three
;times' had one single and wasput
out twice at first base; and Erin
Kelly went to bat three times,
struck out twice and was put out at
first once.
Thurman pitched the entire game,
struck out'10 batters, and gave up
four hits and no walks.
Only two games remain in the
season for the Lady Warriors, and
they are to be played this week.
The first is Hamilton on Thursday,
there and the final game is Friday
against Maclay, there. Both game
times are at 5 p.m.
Brown concluded that the Lady
Warriors continue to practice hard
with the goal of ending the season
with no more than the two losses
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ACA Wins TWO, Drops One

in Recent Baseball Action


BILL BROWN


After winning two of their three
last games, the Warriors stand at an
18-3 record season.
Aucilla continued its winning
streak Tuesday, with a 17-5 win
over East Gadsden in Quincy.
Dustin Roberts pitched the first
four innings, recording his third
win while giving up one run, three
hits and striking out four. Casey
Gunnells and Chris Tuten pitched
one inning each to seal the win.
Offensively, Gunnels was the


"hot bat" with an in the park grand-
slam, one home run, a single, four
RBI and two stolen bases.
Drew Sherrod followed with a
triple, two singles and three RBI;
Jason Holton contributed two dou-
bles and one RBI; Tuten had a sin-
gle, one RBI and three stolen bases;
and. Josh Carswell and Roberts
closed out the hit department with
one single each.
On Thursday, the Warriors faced
Lanier Co., GA in Lakeland, GA
and came away with a 6-5 loss
when Lanier collected three runs on
three hits in the bottom of the sev-


enth with two outs.
Sherrod pitched six innings, gave
up 12 hits, four runs and struck out
three, and was charged with the
loss, his first of the season.
Ridgely Plaines worked two-
thirds of an inning and gave up two
runs on one hit.
Offensively, the Warriors sent 10
batters to the plate in the first in-
ning, and scored four times on two
hits and a sacrifice fly.
With a change in pitchers, Lanier
held Aucilla to one run for the rest
of the game. Sherrod was the only


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player to get more than one hit with
a double and a single in three at
bats.
Gunnells, Tuten and Carswell
had one single each and Glen
Bishop contributed a double.
On Friday, East Gadsden came to
Finlayson Field for a rematch on
Tuesday's game. This time, Aucilla
won by a score of 10-1, only get-


MONDAY


ting three hits and 13 bases on balls
issued by the opposing pitcher.
Tuten got the win pitching five
innings and giving up one run on
two hits. He struck out four in re-
cording his second win of the year.
Roberts pitched one inning,
striking out two and giving up one
hit; and Gunnells struck out three
in one inning of relief.


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As mentioned, the anemic War-
rior offense managed only three
hits, a bunt single by Tuten and two
doubles and three RBI by Holton.
Four games remain in the regular
season and the District playoffs
start on Monday, May 2 at the R. F.
Munroe Field.
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Park Director Tells

Spring Sports Scores


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The County Recreation Depart-
ment has released the scores from
recent spring sports action.
In T-ball, Jefferson Builders Mart
won over Capital City Bank. 17-9.
Rotary downed Bishop Farms, 14-
7.
Builders defeated Bishop Farms
26-17, and Rotary beat CCB,
21-11.
In Coach Pitch action, State Farm
Insurance beat Chicken Delite,
13-3.
Kiwanis beat Hiram Masonic
Lodge, 21-15.


C & F Fencing won over State
Farm, 14-3.
Kiwanis downed Chicken Delite,
15-3.
Hiram Masonic defeated the
Fencers, 17-12; and the Fencers
came back to tack up a 13-6 win
over Hiram Masonic.
In Little League action, Jefferson
Farmers Market squeaked past Wil-
liams Timber, 5-4.
Monticello Milling edged Farmers
and Merchants Bank, 3-2.
The Millers blanked FMB 19-0;
and Williams Timber blanked FMB,
5-0.
In softball action, Jackson's Drug
Store defeated Joyner's Travel Cen-
ter in two games, 13-2 and 12-5.


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Simply Smashing Wins:


Match With

FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer


F\


ANGIE DELVECCHIO and Helen Thompson at play turning a
recent Simply Smashing practice session.


S"Simply Smashing", ladies tennis
team, lost five of six matches when
S they played against the Capital City
"Aces" last week.
Team #1, Lisa Jackson and Katie
Brock lost their sets, 1-6 and i6-6.
Team #2, Maxi Miller and Patty
Hardy lost their sets 4-6 and 0-6.
Team #3, Paula Joyner and Cindy
Wainright, lost their sets 0-6 and 2-
6.


Team #4, Trisha Wirick and
Laura Phillips-Kirchhoff, won their
first set, 6-3; lost the second, 3-6


Aces
and lost the tiebreaker, 3-6.
Team #5, Judy Faircloth and
Jennifer Ellis, lost their sets, 1-6
and 0-6.
Team #6, Angie Delvecchio and
substitute player Ida Thompson,
lost their first set, 5-7,won the sec-
ond, 6-3; and came back to win the
tiebreaker, 6-4.
The ladies will play their final
matches of the Spring season
against the Golden Eagle "Talons",
9:30 a.m., Thursday at Tom Brown
Park.
Next week, the members of all
the teams will join together in the
"Round Robin" and enjoy lunch to-
gether.


In Coach Pitch, Fencers

Down Chicken Delite


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

In recent Coach Pitch action, C &
F Fencing overcame a hard-fought
bout with Chicken Delite for a 27-
21 victory.
In a close game that was tied after
the fourth inning, the Fencers out-
scored Chicken Delite seven to one.
Coach Mike Holm said that with
the help of some good defense and
timely hitting in the final inning, the
Fencers were able to pull out the
win.
Taylor Clemons, Hunter Handley


and Casey Demott all made good
defensive plays.
Ronzo Wade was three for three
with all three hits sailing over the
fence for home runs.
Ty Chancey and Clemons were
four for four; Joslyn Dix was three
for four; Handley was three for
three; Brandon Holm was three for
three with a double and a triple; and
Demott was three for three with two
doubles.
Justin Brown was three for three;
Brady Adams went two for three
with. a double and a triple; Mallory
Register was two for three; Brian
Bowman was two for four; and Cal-
vin Crumitie was one for three.


JCHS Forfeits Win To ACA


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Lady Warriors chalked up a
win by forfeit from the Lady Tigers
last week in what was to have been-
their second face-off of the season.
ACA Coach Roslyn Bass said that
JCHS Coach Earline Knight in-
formed her that of the 11 Lady Ti-
gers, four were not in school that
day, therefore, there were insuffi-


cient players to man the field.
Bass added that ACA had planned
to honor its senior players during
the game.
"Despite the cancellation, we had
a little scrimmage among ourselves,
recognized the seniors and had a
cookout for all of the players," said
Bass.
She concluded that the game
against Jefferson could not be re-
scheduled because of the district
championships being" held this
week.


Demons Beat Lamont 22-2


The Monticello Demons beat La-
mont in softball action over the
weekend, in their first game of the
season, 22-2.
Roosevelt Jones is the coach.
Kelvin Jones went five for five
and smacked a home run; Vincent
Gentle and Nick Russell both went
four for five; Johnny Rivers went
three for four with a home run; and
Warren Allen, Wilbo Ellis, Jr.,


Travis Green and Darron Young all
went three for five.
Ellis and Allen both hit a home
run; Zeke Gillyard; and Montrell
Rivers both went two for five; Joe
Andrews, James Hill.
The next game of the season for
the Demons is against Mayo, 4
p.m., May 8, there.
Anyone wishing to play for the
Demons can contact Jones at 342-
1209.


Seminole Golf Tournament


Winners Announced


partners, and 85 guests enjoying
FRAN HUNT ,dinner.
Staff Writer Winning first place in the shot gun
start tournament was the team of
The Annual Seminole Golf Tour' -Andy Johnston, Chip Wood, Mark
nament and Banquet drew 36 golf- Bryan and Clay Cantley with 56, 16
ers, 22 hole sponsor/scholarship under par. They were awarded $30'


Babe Ruth Team

Drops Double Header


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Babe Ruth League baseball
team dropped their first two games
in a double-header over the week-
end to Wakulla, 7-8 and 5-7.
Manager Bobby Cox said that if
they hadn't-made errors during the
game that they would have won it.
"We have two really great pitchers
and the kids are really fired up and
ready to go," said Cox. "This is the
most motivated team I've had and
with all of the talent we have, we'll
go a long way and have a good sea-
son."
He added that the parents of the
players are very supportive of the
team.
In the first game, Randy Curtis
pitched, striking out one batter and
giving up four walks and six hits.
At the plate, he hit a single.
Malcolm Norton and.Jimmy Till-
man each had one'single; Michael
Cox and A. J. Murphy each hit a
double; Telvin Norton hit two sin-
gles; and Josh Reams was hit twice
by pitch.
In the second game, which went
four innings, Cox pitched, striking


out six and giving up three walks,
two of which were intentional.
Tillman had one single and one,
hit by pitch; Curtis hit two singles;
Cox hit two singles and smacked a
home run; Telvin Norton hit two
singles; and Amber Kirkpatrick, the
only girl on the team, hit solid
against a fast pitcher and barely got
tagged out at first.
Coaches for the team are Randy
Curtis and John Tillman and the
team is sponsored by the Teen Cen-
ter.
They play a double-header
against Wakulla, 12:30 p.m., Satur-
day, there.
Team members include Mitchell
Eure, Mason Shiver, A. J'Milurphy,
Josh Reams, Amber Kirkpatrick,
Jimmy Tillman, Randy Curtis, Mi-
chael Cox, Telvin Norton, and Mal-
colm Norton.


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each.
Second place winners were Mike
Carney, Bobby Plaines, Brian Hayes
and Jeff Monge, with 13 under par.
They were awarded with $20 each.
Third place winners were: Rusty
Hamrick, Thad Beshears, Van Col-
lins and Brian Cox, with 11 under
par. They received $10 each.
Winning the putting contest was
Dean Boatner, who was awarded
one dozen golf balls.
Mark Bryan won long drive for
men, and Andy Jerger won long
drive for women. Both received one
dozen golf balls.
Winner of closest to the pin for the
men was Clay Cantley, who re-
ceived a golf hat and the for the
women, Andy Jerger, who received
one dozen golf balls..
Place Award went to the team of
Randy Otavetz, Dave Delegal, Tom
Hogle and Bruce Sendall. They had
a score of 77, five over par, and
each won a round of golf at the
country Club.
The silent auction, which featured
FSU memorabilia such as auto-
graphed footballs and baseballs
.raised $4,35 ... ...........,. ,.
At least half of the items for the
silent auction were donated by
Buddy and Diane Westbrook.


Guest Speaker at the banquet was
FSU President T. K. Wetherell who
gave an address titled: "The State of
Florida State."
Spokesman Dean Jerger said that
the championship game this year is.
at the Rose Bowl, so the theme for
dinner was "Everything's Coming
Up Roses". He added that beautiful
rose centerpieces were provided by
Monticello Florist.
Rusty Hamrick prepared grilled:
steak dinners with baked potatoes,:
mixed salad and a variety of home-
made deserts including a twelve-,
layer cake, cherry cheese cake and:
banana pudding, to name a few.
Katrina Guery prepared a wide as-:
sortment ofhors d'oeuvres.
The hole sponsors, each of whom,:
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Insurance Agency, Friedel and Dick:
Bailer, Capital City Bank, R. Win-;
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Builders Mart, Edward Jones, Cold-:
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Also, Morris Petroleum, Morrow:
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Dick Sauer Builder, State Farm In-,
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FOREVER BARRED. Publication of this
Notice has begun on April 27, 2005.
MICHAEL A. REICHMAN Post Office
Box 41 Monticello, Florida, 32345 (850)
997-5100 FL. BAR NO: 183518;
GEORGIA ANN COSPER 1701 B Noel
Monticello, FL 32344
4/77, 5/4, c

HELP WANTED

Experienced painter. Full time position,
transportation required. 342-3288
2/18, tfn.
Child Care: "Our Blessings" Now hiring
for full and part time Teachers.
Requirements: 40 hr., CPR ,First Aid.
Please Call 342-1111 Wed. Sat.
4/6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, pd
Seeking a qualified individual to perform
horticulture production and landscape
maintenance activities at Green Industries
Institute in Monticello. Must possess or
obtain a limited pesticides license. Should
be able to operate and maintain
tractors/mowers. Contact Ernest at
850-997-4088 or
ernest(fgrleenindustries.org.
4/22. 27, c
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking: SECRETARY #2173
High School Diploma + 1 year of
secretarial/Office clerical experience.
Typing score of at least 35 CWPM.
Starting Salary $6.43 Shift 8AM 5PM,
Monday through Friday. For more
information and a complete listing of
available positions:
www.apalacheecenter,org 851-523-3217 or
1-800-226-2931. Human Resoin ces
2634-J Capital Circle N.E. Tallahassee,
FL. Pre-H!ere Drug Screen & FDLE
background check. An Equal
Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
Employer, Drug-Free Workplace.
4/27, c
Local business now hiring. FT/PT,
weekends. Respond to: P.O. Box 691,
Monticello, Fla. 32345.
4/27s/d, tfn,
Part Time Stock/ Customer Service Clerk:
must be available to work all day
Wednesday and Saturdays. Additional
Hours Flexible. Apply in person to
Jefferson Builders Mart.
4/8, tfn
DIRECTOR OF NURSING: Immediate
management position opening for a
licensed RN with current ACLS & BLS.
Medicare-certified ASC that enhances
quality of life through improved vision.
Strong managerial, human relations and
organizational skills are preferred. Salary
commensurate with experience. Excellent
benefits. Fax resume to Human Resources
850-838-3937 or call 850-5,4-2778, ext.
639. Closing Date 05/31/05 I()E.
Looking for licensed Jefferson County
Real Estate Rep for our firm. College
Degree preferred. Excellent training:
scholarship for the right individual. Fax
resume to 850-421-0027 or call

850-421-0020/www.premierpropertiessold.
net.
4/13, tfn.
Part Time Lumberyard Customer
Service/Grounds Maintenance person.
Must be available to work Saturdays,
additional hours flexible. Apply in person
at Jefferson Builders Mart.
4/8, tfn


AUTOMOTIVE

1991 Buick Regal. Very good condition,
$2000 obo, 997-6664.
4/27, 29, pd

'86 Toyota Small Pickup. Dependable
work truck. 2nd engine. Fair body. $1000
obo. 997-5771.
4/27, 29, pd

GAIRGE SALE
Moving Sale, 3 Famnilis, Frida3 and
Saturday. New Refrigerator Everything
Must Go!
1205 E. Pearl St.
4/27, 29, pd

FOR SALE

20 Ft. Pontoon with Mercury 70 HP
engine. Trailer included. Great condition.
$7500 obo. 997-4562.
4/20, 22, 27, 29, pd
Guernesy Black Angus Heifers. 1-year old,
not bred, bottle raised, grain fed, $700
each Goats. Female, $25 each. 997-9630.
4/22, 27, pd
1 ea. Roof Top air conditioner for trailer,
van, RV, pop-up, 11000 BTU DUO-
Therm Sunchaser XL series $150.00 1 ea.
Whirlpool Window Air conditioner 12,000
BTU, $125. J.C. Wilson 850-997-8591
Leave Message.
1/22, 27 c

GE Range Good Condition. White 48 inch
wide. $100.00. 997-3947
4/27, 29, pd


REAL ESTATE
Homes for Sale Hwy 14. Madison. Use
your tax return to make a down payment
on your own place! Owner financing. Easy
Terms. If you have a steady job and a 10%,
down payment you can choose your own
interior and exterior colors. Front porch
included. Two and three bedrooms
:available. Payments as low as $400. per
month. Call 997-4000
1/19, s/d
Highgrove Subdivision: lwy 14, Madison.
Improved lots with septic system, city
water, gas, and electric pole for sale.
Ready for your late model or new mobile
home. DW, SW, & TW. Site built homes
welcome. Owner Financing. $1.500.00
down. Easy terms 997-4000.
1/19, sd

SERVICES

Get Your Florida Real Estate License
ONLINE! Bert Rogers School of Real
Estate Over 600,000 Graduates Since 1958
Call for a free Brochure! 1-800-432-0320
www.bertrogers.com
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Home Health Care Equipment Jackson's
Drug Store. We bill Medicare Call for a
assessment of your needs. 997-3553. UPS
available
1/19 tfn
Do you have just enough religion to make
you miserable? Try a joyous church.
Christ Episcopal Church, three blocks N
of the courthouse. Sunday service at 10:00
AM. 997-4116.
4/27, c

Backhoe Service: driveways, roads,
ditches, tree & shrub removal, burn piles.
Contact Gary Tuten 997-3116, 933-3458.
4/28 tfn
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and operated
by Andy Rudd, 997-5648. Leave Message.
2/11 tfn
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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Choice Building Lots in Town call for de-
tails $10,000 to $40,000
Great Buvy Pretty Pasture On Waukeenah
Highway easy access to Tallahassee high,
dry, fenced and ready to graze $8,500 per
acre
Nice Home Under Contract 3 bedroom 2
bath home on Virginia Street with deck,
fenced backyard and single car garage
priced to sell $87,500
Sweetfield Forest under contract 5
wooded acres between Monticello and Lloyd
$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
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 $55,000
Saddle Up Six very nice acres mostly
fenced pasture nice location near Lamont
$40,000
Fulford Road 4 bedroom 2 bath home with
garage, out building, and kennel on 1.55
acres in the Country near the Georgia line
$76,500
Apartment House currently 5 could be 7
unit apartment building great potential as a
bed and breakfast with suites $240,000
Cheap!! 80 acres w/ approx. 10 ac in
planted pines, the balance in real rough 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 under contract On US
90 in town Retail space, warehouse and resi-
dential space $169,500
Prime Commercial Property US 19 South
near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Builders 6+ ac
sewer and water $240,000
Bellamy Plantation 11.7 acres of very pretty
high land in deed restricted neighborhood
$10,000 per acre
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
$14,500
Wooded Lot 2.5 acres in Aucilla Forest &
Meadows $10,000
Shady Lane 2.39 wooded acres near St.
Augustine Rd $18,500


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Proposed Voting Changes


Concern Elections Official


MARTY BISHOP, supervisor of elections, other parts. Here he reviews early returns
supports portions of proposed legislation with Lee Davis, deputy supervisor. (News
affecting his office and has concerns about Photo)


Rescued Canine Recovered,


Ready For Loving Home


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

After recovering from a near
death experience through the efforts
of the Humane Society, Canine Sa-
vannah is ready for adoption.
Tina Ames described Savannah as
being a sweet and loving female
Walker Hound, who is spayed and
has all vaccinations up to date.
Savannah loves being with people
and other dogs, but it is not known
how she does with cats. She is an
indoor/outdoor animal.
Highlights of Savannah's near
death experience include:
On the night of January 11, Lamont
resident Jennifer Raab and her hus-
band heard constant, almost painful
howling that continued throughout
the night.
At 3 a.m., she got in her car and
drove down the road, searching for
the cause of the howling. Soon,,ap-
pearing in the beams of her head-
lights, she saw a dog with it's paw
hung on the fence..
"She tried to climb the fence and
the barbed wire got wrapped up in
her paw," said Raab.


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SAVANAH was rescued from
a near death experience.
when she was discovered
tangled in a barbed wire
fence. After months of TLC,
she is now ready for a loving
home, and will make fine
pet. (News Photo)


Wire cutters were necessary to
free the animal.
In the morning, Raab discovered
the dog was still where she had left
her in the early morning hours.
She called Ames and described the
situation.
Ames found the dog lying on the
other side of the fence. When Ames
was able to examine the dog better,
she noticed that there was still part
of the fence attached around her
front leg.
"She was very weak and appeared
to be in shock," said Ames. "She
was severely malnourished and had
mange in addition to her leg injury."
Ames took the dog to the Ani-
mal Medical Clinic for examination.
Dr. Purvis diagnosed the dog with
some nerve damage in her paw.
Ames took the animal to Better
Bodies and fostered her as'she
healed and rested comfortably.
Savannah is now a very happy
animal awaiting a loving home, she
does, however, have very, minor
nerve damage to her paw from the
accident.
Anyone wishing to adopt Savan-
nah or any of the many other ani-
mals at the shelter can call
342-0244.


seven percent.
*Working with your doctor re-
garding insulin injections,' medi-
cines, meal planning, physical,
activity and blood glucose monitor-
ing.
*Asking to have your blood pres-
sure checked several times a year,
and follow your doctor's plan at
keeping it near normal levels. Aim
to keep it less than 130 over 80.
*Asking your doctor whether you
should reduce the amount of pro-
tein in your diet.
Additional recommendations in-
clude not smoking, maintaining a
healthy weight, and participating in
daily physical activity.


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

The Health Department stresses
the need to raise awareness about
kidney failure and urges early
screening for the disease.
Residents are encouraged to ac-
tively address diabetes, the most
common cause of kidney failure.
County Health Educator Bonnie
Mathis reports County Health De-
partment offers free diabetes man-
agement counseling to county
residents that are diabetic.
Services provided include: medi-
cations, nutrition counseling, and


case management.
Kidney failure is a serious condi-
tion in which kidneys do not rid
waste products from the blood.
Factors including heredity, diet
and high blood pressure can lead to
diabetic nephropathy.
High blood pressure and high.
levels of blood glucose increase the
risk that a person with diabetes will
progress to kidney failure.
According to the National Insti-
tute of Diabetes and Digesttive and
Kidney Diseases, good care prac-
tices for people who have diabetes
include:
*Asking your doctor to measure
your A1C level .at least twice a
year, then aim to keep it at less than


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Supervisor of Elections Marty
Bishop is keeping an eye on pro-
posed legislation that has the poten-
tial to impact his operation.
House Bill 1589 and Senate Bill
2176 ostensibly aim to bring uni-
formity and accountability to elec-
tions offices across the state. In do-
ing so, however, the two bills
threaten to strip local election of-
fices of certain powers.
As originally proposed, the two
bills would, among other things: dis-
allow supervisors of elections from
determining the eligibility of voters;
disallow voters from changing their
addresses, simply by calling or writ-
ing the local elections office; and
prohibit supervisors of elections
from accepting changes or correc-
tions to voters' registrations before
an election.
Bishop said the legislation was
prompted by alleged improprieties


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

SAucilla Christian Academy will
host a dance recital entitled, "Magi-
cal Garden," 3 p.m., Saturday, at
the Opera House.
Featured dances include ballet
and jazz performed by 33 young
dancers.
Adult tickets are $3 and students
get in free.
Dancers include Anna Finlayson,
Kaitlin Jackson, Caroline Mueller,
Olivia Falk, Keli Dollar, Tori Self,
Erin Lee, Taylor McKight, Emma
Whitmer, Meagan Beaty, Rebecca

Aucilla SHARE
Signup Dates
The Aucilla SHARE Program has
announced its schedule for the May
program.
Registrations will be taken 10
a.m., on the Saturdays of April 30
and May 7, and the Central Baptist
Church and at the Library.
Distribution will take place at
Central Baptist Church, located on
Tindell Road, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,
Saturday, May 21.
For additional information, call
997-2631 or 997-2220.


Call 1.800.899.0089 or visit www.voa.org.
There are no limits to caring.


in the last election, where some su-
pervisors of elections accepted voter
registrations fight up to the last min-
ute and accepted some of these' in
incomplete form.
He said the proposal at one point
even called for a $5,000 penalty for
supervisors of elections who failed
to follow the new rules. Much of the
original language was softened in
subsequent revisions, however, so
that the bills no longer poses as big
a threat to local offices, Bishop
said.
Still, there are parts of the bills
that concern him, he said.
He referred specifically to the pro-
vision that would count as provi-
sional those votes where a citizen
could not produce a photo identifi-
cation.
"Right now, a citizen can sign an
affirmation without an ID or a
driver's license and that person can
vote," Bishop said. "In the new bill,
if they show up without a voter's ID
or a driver's license they would


Carson, Faith Demott, Jenny Jack-
son, Emily Knowles, Kate Whid-
don, Abigail Morgan and Emily
Mueller.
Also, Haleigh Gilbert, Sarah
James, Abigail Floyd, Lauren De-
mott, Kelli Evans, Kayla Fulford,-
Rachel Lark, Mary Orr, Mychaela.
Taylor, Marisa Thomas, Annie
Yang, Hadley Revell, Jade Greene,
Katie James, Carly Joiner and Ria
Wheeler.
The instructor is Jennifer Cook-
sey.
Registrations for next year's
dance class will he distributed in
August at the school.

NFCC Program
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rate.
*Higher enrollment.
*Performance based funding in-
crease.
*Possible revenue generating pro-
jects while students receive hands
on training.
Benefits to Jefferson County and
Community:
*Creation of skilled labor pool.
*Retention of graduates in com-
munity.
*Community service projects
performed by students.


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" of America"


have to vote provisionally. That
would make a situation where in-
stead of the two provisional ballots
we had in November, it could go up
to 100."
The problem, according to
Bishop, is that the canvassing board
would then have to research each
provisional vote, with the effect that
the election results wouldn't be
posted until three or four days after
the fact.
"The lobbyists have let us know
that a lot of this has been watered
down and that some of it will be re-
moved," Bishop said.
But he cautioned that anything
could happen yet.
"We still have another few weeks
to go," he said.
Parts of the bills that Bishop and
other supervisors of elections sup-
port call for the cutoff day for early
voting to be moved up; for the poll-
ing places for early voting to be
changed; and for the distances that
candidates and political signs must
maintain from voting places to be
raised from 50 to 100 feet.








SAHARA (PG13)
Fri. 4:00 7:05-9:50
Sat. 1:00 4:00 7:05 9:50
Sun. 1:00 4:00 7:05
Mon. Thurs. 4:00 7:05

BEAUTY SHOP (PG13)
Fri. 4:55 9:55
Sat. 4:55 9:55
Sun. 4:55
Mon. Thurs. 4:55

PACIFIER (PG)-
Fri. 7:35
Sat. 2:00- 7:35
Sun. 2:00- 7:35
Mon. Thurs. 7:35

AMITYVILLE HORROR(R)
Fri. 5:45 7:55 10:15
Sat. 1:25-3:35-5:45-7:55-10:15
Sun. 1:25- 3:35 5:45 7:55
Mon. Thurs. 5:45 7:55
NO PASSES

KING'S RANSOM (PG13)
Fri. 5:35 7:50 10:05
Sat. 1:05 -3:20 5:35 7:50 -
10:05 Sun. 1:05 3:20 5:35 -
7:50 Mon. Thurs..5:35 7:50
NO PASSES

A LOT LIKE LOVE
Fri. 4:10 7:00 9:30
Sat. 1:30 4:10 7:00 9:30
Suri.'1:30 -4:10 -7:00
Mon. Thurs. 4:10 7:00
NO PASSES

THE INTERPRETER (PG13)
Fri.. 4:15 7:15 10:10
Sat. 1:15-4:15-7:15- 10:10
Sun. 1:15 -4:15 -7:15
Mon. Thurs. 4:15 7:15
NO PASSES


orrectional Institution


JCI STAFF at their camp site at the County Murphy, Debora Jones, Howard
Relay For Life. L-R: Ebonia Melett. Pam Yolanda Carrington. (News Photo)


Up to $25,000

in Down Payment Assistance
Available to qualified buyers. Some restrictions apply on interest rates and down payment assistance.


Clark,


ACA Dance Recital

Set At Opera House


Health Department Reports

Diabetes Causes Kidney Failure


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