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3RARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
I LIBRARY WEST
.VERSITY OF FLORIDA
[NESVILLE,. FL. 32611
Rep. Will Kendrick
Story, Photos, Page 7
C Friday Morning
Now For Hurricane
Story, Page 9
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
Story, Page 14
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2005
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners have decided to
steer clear of the disagreement be-
tween Tax Collector Lois Hunter
and her predecessor.
Commissioner Danny Monroe re-
cently attempted to revive the issue,
which involves former tax collector
Frances Walker's request to relocate
her tag business here. The state re-
quires that Hunter sign off on the
move, an action that Hunter refuses
Hunter's stated reason for the re-
fusal is that Walker's business will
continue to funnel the fees it gener-
ates from its transactions to Taylor
County, where the business is pres-
"I will not sign to take money
from this county and for it to go to
another county," Hunter told com-
missioners at an earlier meeting. "I
told Mrs. Walker that if she can-
celed her contract with Taylor
County and brought the fees to Jef-
ferson County, I would sign."
Whatever the reason, Hunter has
-made it clear that she will not sign
the required letter.
Commissioners inadvertently got
.involved in the matter when Walker
approached them a little more than a
Month ago and asked for a letter of
.recommendation. The letter, she-
.said, would help convince Hunter to
:approve the move.
Commissioners saw little wrong
'with the request and approved it al-
most out of hand. The matter didn't
end there, however. Hunter ap-
peared before the board at the fol-
lowing meeting, at the request of
Commissioner Jerry Sutphin, and
presented her side of the case.
Among other things, she said
Walker's business would be in com-
petition with the other tag business
in the county that did contribute its
At the most recent discussion of
the issue, Monroe argued that the
board should go through with its ini-
tial intention to send Hunter a letter
signaling the board's support of the
"She (Walker) is not competing
'with anyone in the county," Monroe
said. "I think we need to put this
into writing and send it to the tax
Commission Chairman Skeet Joy-
ner responded that Hunter had made
it exceedingly clear that she would
not sign under any condition.
"I think this board needs to leave
it alone," Joyner said, reiterating
;that the board in fact had no author-
ity over Hunter.
"I'm with the chairman," Sutphin
said. "Ms. Hunter is a constitutional
officer. I feel we need to leave it
Commissioner Gene Hall agreed.
"I concur with Commissioner Sut-
phin," Hall said. "I don't think we
have any power to make the tax col-
lector do anything."
SMonroe was. not convinced.
"I still think it's a board issue," he
insisted. "I think she needs a letter
in her file and then the ball's in her
(See Tag Issue Page 8)
REIGNING Watermelon Festival Queen Handley, first runner-up,
Jesslyn Joyner, center, will crown the 2005 Brannan, second runner-up.
Queen, Saturday, June 11. At left is Casey
2004 JUNIOR MISS ROYALTY includes:
From left, Shannon McDonald, first runner-
up, Erin Boyd, event chairperson, Amber
CROWNED Little King and Queen in 2004,
the royal couple is shown riding in the Wa-
Curry, Jr. Miss, and Caytie Hopkins, second
termelon Festival Parade. From left, Jake
Edwards, and Mallory Register.
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KAYLEE DRIVER was one of the many pa-
trons at the 2004 Watermelon Festival Kick-
off Dinner. She was especially fond of the
watermelon. (News Photos)
2 Weeks Of
Senior Staff Writer
The 55th annual Watermelon Fes-
tival formally got underway Thurs-
day night, with the traditional kick-
off dinner at the Opera House fol-
lowed by the fourth annual bed
races on adjacent Mulberry Street.
Scheduled to run 5 6 p.m., the
Chamber of 'Commerce sponsored
dinner promised "succulent chicken
with all the fixin's", in addition to
door prizes, introduction of the Jun-
ior Miss and Queen Pageant contest-
ants, and live music in the Opera
Following the dinner, the Kiwanis
Club -- current bed race champions
-- were expected to put up a good
fight in defense of their title. The
competition promised to be fierce,
with various teams vying for the
honor of the winning trophy and the
bragging rights to having the fastest
bed on wheels. The Altrusa Club
sponsors this event.
Come Saturday, 13 boys and girls
ages five to seven compete for the
Little King and Queen title, while
six young ladies ages 11 to 14 com-
pete for the Junior Miss Watermelon
Queen title. Both events are sched-
uled for 7 p.m. at the Jefferson
Senior Staff Writer
Auditors have once again given
the city a clean bill of health on its
financial state, although the report
was rendered in terms that left some
council members wondering if
maybe there wasn't more to it.
"We've determined that the City of
Monticello is not in a state of finan-
cial emergency," Mark Payne, of
James Moore & Co., told the City
Councilman Brian Hayes ob-
served that not being in a state of fi-
nancial emergency wasn't exactly a
comforting notion. He wondered
how reassured city officials should
really feel with the report.
"We like to give negative assur-
ance, not positive assurance," Payne
said. "But trust me, I compared the
city with other cities of similar size
across the state. If I thought you
were deteriorating, I would tell you.
You don't see that in here."
Concluded Hayes: "It looks like a
good review, even if it was stated in
The report found that the city's net
assets exceeded -its liabilities by
$4,233,224 at the end of fiscal year
2004-05. Net assets are defined as
the total value of the land, buildings,
machinery, equipment, etc., that the
city uses to provide services, minus
the outstanding debt incurred in the
purchase of these capital assets.
The $4,233,244, however, repre-
sented a drop of $102,692 from the
$4,335.916 in net assets at the be-
County High School (JCHS) audito-
The following Friday, June 10,
Willow Pond will host a first Barn
Dance & Bar-B-Q from 6 to 10 p.m.
at the Rusty Rooster Dancehall. The
band Encore will provide the live
On noon Saturday, June 11, the
chamber will honor former Water-
melon Festival queens with a lunch-
eon at the chamber building. That
activity will be followed by a tea for
the queen contestants at 4 p.m. and
then the Queen Pageant at 7 p.m. in
the JCHS auditorium.
On noon Thursday, June 16, the
Monticello Woman's Club holds the
annual Luncheon and Fashion Show
at the Opera House, with Milady's
providing the fashions.
Come Friday, June 17, the events
kick into high gear. Activities on
this day include the Arts and Crafts
Show, noon to 5:30 p.m. in the
downtown area; the traditional Ro-
tary Barbecue, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Op-
era House, to be followed by a 50's
style Sock Hop ,in the old high
school gym, beginning at 7 p.m.
The festivities resume early Satur-
day morning and continue through
most of the day -- the last day of the
festival. Scheduled events for this
day include the 20th annual outdoor
breakfast, sponsored by Farmers and
Merchants Bank; the 5-K Melon
Run, sponsored by the Kiwanis
Club; continuation of the arts and
(See Festival Page 2)
ginning of the same fiscal year.
Accounting in large part for the
decrease were drops in the city's
business-type activities, or enter-
prise funds, which account for the
water and sewer operations.
Specifically, the water and sewer
enterprise funds saw a reduction of
$53,011, ending the fiscal year with
unrestricted net assets of
The key reasons for the decrease
in the enterprise funds, as stated in
the report, were an increase in the
anticipated customer base, as budg-
eted by officials; combined with
lower than anticipated revenues for
the water and sewer services.
The report found that the city's
governmental fund -- which pro-
vides information on near-term in-
flows, outflows and balances of
spendable resources -- showed an
ending balance of $166,312, a de-
crease of $59,725 from the previous
Accounting for the $59,725 de-
crease, according to the report, was
the fact that actual costs exceeded
anticipated expenditures in a num-
ber of areas, particularly in refer-
ence insurance premiums, gasoline
and oil purchases, vacation pay, and
repair of a garbage truck.
The $166,312, on the other hand,
represents an unreserved fund bal-
ance, meaning that it is available for
spending at the government's dis-
Other highlights of the report:
The auditors noted no differ-
ences between the original budget
(See Auditors Page 11)
Editorial, Page 4
137TH YEAR NO.44, 50 CENTS
BILL McRAE was president of the Teacher's Credit Union
for 33 years. He served as Superintendent of Schools for
12 years prior to his retirement. (News Photo)
Senator Al Lawson
Will Speak To
Senator Al Lawson will be the
featured speaker at the Jefferson
County Democratic Executive Com-
mittee meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday,
June 14, at the Dude Bishop Admin-
istration Building on West Washing-
Lawson has served in the Florida
Legislature since 1982, and repre-
sents District 6, which includes Jef-
He also represents the counties of
Jackson, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Gads-
den, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wa-
kulla and Madison.
Lawson serves as Vice-Chair of
the General Government Appropria-
tions Committee and Vice-Chair of
the Governmental Oversight and
Productivity committee, in addition
to serving on six other committees.
His work in the past session was
very beneficial for Jefferson
All local Democrats are encour---
aged to attend this informative
event, enjoy the speaker, and stay
A brief business meeting will in
clude a report on the successful
Book Sale, which' was sponsored
and staffed by county Democrats t
raise money for the library.
Other events planned for the sum
mer include participation in the Wa
termelon Festival on June 18.
Volunteers are needed for this an
A casual supper party is schedule
July 23, at Malloy Nursery, wit
special guest Jim Davis, Candidat
for Governor. '
All Democrats are encouraged t
mark the date and turn out to mee
Congressman Allen Boyd is th
speaker for the Aug. 9 meeting, at
location to be announced.
With important issues facing th
nation, Committee members an
guests will want to take advantage
-of 'this event to hear a first hand re
For additional information, con
tact Eleanor Hawkins at 997-2863.
Credit Union Dedicated
To William E. McRae
Last week, the Jefferson County
Teacher's Credit Union, dedicated
the facility to William E. McRae,
Jr. who is responsible for its exis-
McRae spent some 33 years in
the school system, during which
time, he served as a math teacher,
and assistant and principal at Jef-
ferson Elementary School, a fdot-
ball coach, and three terms, before
retiring as Superintendent of
A Plaque of Dedication now
adorns the front outer wall, near the
entrance of the building.
Union President Gladys Roann
made the presentation.
"Mr. McRae has volunteered his
services as President of the Credit
Union for 33 years, under the di-
rection of his leadership, the Credit
Union has grown to just over $6
million in assets and approxi-
i- mately 1,100 members.
Al "The membership has increased
d from School Board membership
Festival Gospel Sing
Set At Auditorium
An old Fashioned Gospel Sing, 6
p.m., Saturday, June 18, at the JCHS
Auditorium, on Water Street, will be
the grand finale to the Watermelon
This is the first time a gospel sing
has been part of the Watermelon
Scott Belgle from radio station
WFRF will MC the sing.
Featured performers include:
The Master's Gospel Singers con-
sist of seven members who have
been performing throughout north
Florida and southern Georgia since
The group is part of the Jim Russo
One-Way Prison Ministry. Mem-
bers include: Sylvia Amert, Murrell
Bennett, Roger Martin, Hal Spren-
kle, Steve King, Carol Terry and
Ondry Smith, along with soloist
Glory Bound is a ladies' trio from
Tallahassee, which has been per-
forming in the area for 13 years.
Dot Yates, Pat Culpepper, and
Judy Smith initially began singing
together as little girls in south Geor-
gia, and subsequently reunited as
Yates and Culpepper are sisters
and Smith is their first cousin.
Basford Brothers Quartet will ap-
pear for the first time in Monticello.
Formerly known as the Victory
Road Quartet, the Basford Brothers
began performing in 2002.
It was founded by brothers Chuck
and 'Thomas Basford from
Marianna, FL; Bard Garrison of
Russelville, AL; and Steven Khachi-
gan from Lake City.
The are known for the best in old
fashion Southern Gospel four part
There is no admission charge, but
donations are accepted.
For additional information, con-
tact the Chamber at 997-5552.
(Continued From Page 1)
craft show, sponsored by the Senior
Citizens Center; and the highlight of
the festivities, the 10 a.m. parade.
For more information on the festi-
val and the schedule of events, call
the chamber at 997-5552.
Summer Day Camp 2005 at
Our Morning program will be filled with recreational and good
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Participants responsible for his/her own lunch
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Atlantis Academy is also offering:
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only, to 10 different organizations,"
"In July of 1998, McRae ap-
proached the County School Board
and requested that they lease the
present site to the Credit Union to
construct a building.
"He designed the building him-
self and was very instrumental in
the construction of it," she contin-
"Therefore, the Jefferson County
Credit Union feels it only fitting to
dedicate the building to William E.
Spokesperson Judy Surles pro-
vided additional information about
the Credit Union.
The Credit Union was established
in 1964 and in 1971 while em-
ployed as an Algebra teacher,
McRae became the President, a
position he held through 2004.
When first established, the Credit
Union was housed in the School
Board Administrative Building.
In 1998, McRae approached the
School Board requesting a lease of
the previous property so a building
could be constructed and in 1999,
- staff moved into the new location.
At Animal Shelter
The quarantine at the Jefferson-
County Humane Society shelter has
been extended until June 10.
The quarantine, because of cases
of Parvo in four of a litter of nine
puppies, was originally supposed to
be lifted June 3, but several addi-
tional animals have contracted the
disease, resulting in 12 deaths.
If symptoms occur in any addi-
tional animals the quarantine will
then again be extended. I
The shelter remains closed and is
not taking in any canines. Felines
can still be adopted, or brought in,
but those wishing to do so must call
for an appointment ahead of time.
Parvo is very contagious, espe-
cially in younger dogs and can be
fatal if not caught in the early
stages of the disease.
Parvo attacks the intestinal tract-
and causes severe bleeding.
Worms can cause bleeding as well.
If citizens see these symptoms in
their dogs, they need to get the ani-
mal to the vet immediately.
To inquire on the status of the
quarantine or to make an appoint-
ment, call 342-0244.
fMonticeClo Christian -Academy
Now Enrolling For Fall of 2005
Grades K thru 12
S Call Pastor Mike For Information
A ministry of First Church of the Nazarene
1590 N. Jefferson St.
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Lloyd. "I'm just the cook," he quipped. Mary
McNeff manages the catering details. (News
Roberts Open Backyard
Bar-B-Q At Travel Center
Roberts' BackYard Bar-B-Q
opened to serve its first meal on
Monday, May 16 at the Capitol City
Travel Center in Lloyd.
Formerly the location of the Pan-
handle Restaurant, owner/operators
Frank and Clarice Roberts do all the
smoking and cooking of the meats
on their 25' foot outside grill.
The restaurant is open 6 a.m. to 11
The smoking is done with a vari-
ety of woods, such as cherry, and
Grilling begins early in the day
with the cooking continuing as long
as it takes to get the job done, Mon-
day through Sunday.
Because the meats are slow
cooked, this can be an all day proc-
All the meals are served with two
homemade side items including:
baked beans, macaroni and cheese,
potato salad, cole slaw, fries, and
Meal plates consists of chicken,
ribs, sliced pork, and a combination
of chicken and ribs.
;There are also all you can eat spe-
:Ribs can be purchased in half and
whole racks. Also, chicken can be
purchased by the quarters, halves, or
Catering for events, parties, reun-
ions, and the like is available by
calling Mary McNeff at 556-7766.
Roberts notes that the breakfast
menu will change as time goes on,
and continue to include Bradley's
Smoked Link Sausage.
The bar-b-que sauces served are
made fresh at the restaurant and are
Roberts' special recipe, available
hot and mild.
Roberts states: "I'm just the cook.
I enjoy the cooking. This is where I
like to be, in the kitchen cooking or
at the grill grilling."
He states that a knowledgeable
;rew handles the every, day
McNeff manages affairs, such as
scheduling, catering, advertising,
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the following items for recycling:
All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.
All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans,
Aluminum cans- soda cans, beer cans, etc.
News papers, Magazines, etc.
All cardboard products grocery bags, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.
All glass bottles, jars, etc. (clear, brown & green)
Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located at
1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.
SRemember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our Landfiii
and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the
*Construction Debris (which consist of) Lumber, shingles, sinks,
toilets, doors, window panes, carpet, furniture, tree & shrub
6 clippings, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
Used Oil & Oil Filters
Household Haeardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool
chemicals, paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers
S**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will
accept medical & pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned
Into an employee of the facility and not just dropped off.
SPlease take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.
The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable iiems on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Don Anderson at 342-0154.
Please visit the Jefferson County web page
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Operation for each individual site. For further information please call the .
SSolid Waste Department at 342-0184.
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Role Model Safe
Behavior For Kids
Millions of Children each year
suffer from injuries that could have
been prevented. Unfortunately, most
parents don't realize that an effec-
tive way 'to prevent accidental injury
is to role model safe behavior for
New research shows that children
are more likely to buckle up, wear a
bike helmet, cross the street cor-
rectly and wear a life jacket when
their parents follow the same safety
That means to raise safe children,
parents themselves must proac-
tively role model safe behavior -
something they're not consistently
New research unveiled by the Na-
tional SAFE KIDS campaign and
Johnson & Johnson found that while
98 percent of parents agree it is im-
portant that they are role models for
safe behavior for their children, the
percentage of parents who report ac-
tually practicing safe behavior is of-
In addition, children with parents
whose actions reinforce their words
appear more likely to practice safe
Parents cannot expect their chil-
dren to adopt safe behaviors if they-
do not follow their own rules.
For example, while 78 percent of
parents say it is extremely or very
important that their child always
wears a bike helmet, only 25 percent
of parents do.
This may be why only 40 percent
of children say they wear a helmet.,
In addition, while 86 percent of
parents say it is extremely or very
important that their children wear a
life jacket when boating, only 39
percent of parents say they always
do so themselves.
The result? Only 57 percent of
children say they always wear a life
jacket, which my be do to this do-
- as-I-say-not-as-I-do parenting.
The research was released recently
at a National SAFE KIDS Campaign
press conference featuring U.S. Sur-
geon General Dr. Richard Carmona
and pediatric 'trauma surgeon Dr.
Children also notice. when their
parents are not following their own
Seventeen percent of children say
they have had to remind their par-
ents to wear a bicycle helmet and 24
percent of children say they are
more likely to cross a busy street in
the middle of a block if they are
with their mother or father.
10 Minutes Per Day
Can Strengthen Heart
Taking 10 minutes a day to
strengthen your heart could help you
make it through the day with energy
As part of its "Take 10 for Your
Heart" 2005 heart health awareness
program, the National Women's
Health Resource Center has infor-
mation and tips to help women build
their hearts' endurance so they can
go dancing after a hard day's work
or take a long hike with the family
or haul bags of mulch from the car
to the flower bed and still show up
for work on Monday.
"Moderate-intensity cardio exer-
cise is the way to promote your
heart's endurance," according to
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD, FACC, a
cardiologist, and director of the
Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic
in Rochester, Minn.
"You push your heart to work a
little bit harder than normal. That in-
creases the number of heartbeats per
minute during the activity and
strengthens the heart's contractions.
"Your heart pumps more blood
which gets the oxygen in the blood
to the lungs, heart and other
muscles. By slowly increasing the
amount of work you ask your heart
to do, you build its stamina. The
more your heart does, the more it is
able to do."
Consider these simple ways to
build your cardiac endurance:
If you're just starting to walk in
5 or 10 minute sessions, add extra
walks into your schedule. Aim to
walk five days a week.
When those walks begin to feel
easy, increase the length of time you
walk on each day.
Adding short burst of increased
effort during your regular exercising
also helps build endurance.
Keep variety in your exercise.
Try a beginner's aerobics class, go
dancing or dust off the old bicycle.
After you have been doing car-
dio exercise regularly, consider us-
ing weights once or twice a week.
Before starting any new exercise
program, check with your doctor.
With better heart endurance, you
can also lower your risk of develop-
ing diabetes, heart disease, high cho-
lesterol or high blood pressure.
A stronger heart can also help you
become more physically active and
lose weight. All of that and you may
feel like going to your book club
rather than saying, "I'm too tired,"
LETTERS TO THE
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to the Editor.
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and include a phonenumber.
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From Our Photo File
HOWARD MARX, instructor, speaks with
parent Bill Douglas, and his daughter,
Heather, during an Open House, in Oct.,
at Jefferson County
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Opinion & Comment
SShort Takes & Other Notions
BY RON CICHON
Thursday night's dinner kicked off
the 55th annual Watermelon Festi-
val and there's a host of activities
planned over the next couple of
Congratulations to ACA Principal
Richard Finlayson on his election to
the Florida High School Athletic
Association Bomd.l TIs i,_j a':i ,-
ious group and an honor for ACAY
Rain this week' was most
welcome... Merry Ann Frisby enjoy-
ing authoring Short Takes... Rotary
Barbecue coming up June 17.
Bobby Plaines and I cook the corn
for the meal.
Chet Cox saluted me smartly at
,the Post Office. I was flattered since
I should have saluted him as -Past
commander of the American
Legion... New feature of the' Melon
Festival is a dinner dance at Willow
Pond June 10. Clyde and Dianne
Simpson are gracious hosts at Wil-
Didja know there are 56,000
Americans who have reached their
100th birthday?... In 1938, 26 years
before the first Surgeon General's
report on smoking, Dr. Raymond
Pearl of John Hopkins University
conducted a study that concluded
smokers live shorter lives lhan non-
Altursa Club handled ilie sale of
ads for the Watermelon Festival
booklet and did a very good job...
Kiwanis Club is the reigning champ
of the bed race. Could this be the
year the champ falls?
Cliff Davis sprucing up his Pearl
Street office. Brick facade looks
good... Real Estate prices have
soared here. And, Realtors have
been very busy.
Annette Rea was the Watermelon
Queen when I attended my first Fes-
tival in 1976... We may not have as
many melon growers as in past
years, but Our Town knows how to
put on a festival!
Optimism helps people live
longer. A new nine-years study of
almost 1,000 people ages 65 to 85
found that optimism correlates
stronger with longer life. During the
study, the most optimistic group of
participants had a' 55 percent Io'.' er
risk of death from all cause-et l',r
did the least optimistic group.
Research shows that having plants
in a room can reduce airborne mold
and bacteria by as much as 60 per-
cent as well as improve indoor air
quality by absorbing pollutants into
Jennifer Wilbanks of Duluth, Ga.
is the runaway bride. I told a single
male friend of mine that Jennifer
was available but he said she was
Poisoning accounts for one quarter,
of home .injuries in America. .It ij
the second leading cause of uninten-i
tional home injury deaths after falls..
We like our pets. We like them so1i
much we spent, $32 billion on 'em-,.
Get angry often? Anger is a secon-,
dary emotion. Many people reac1z
with anger when they're really feel-q
ing shame, embarrassment, fear.. '-
frnstratipp,, confusion or, helpless-
ness. If anger wells, up, in you, ex-,,
perts say, ask "why?"
Quotable quote: "The truth is,-J
there is nothing noble in being supe-Jr
rior to somebody else. The only real,-
nobility is in being superior to your}b
former self." Whitney Young.
Some 11,000 laptop computers
were left in taxis last year. Other
items left in cabs include 31,000'
handheld computers, more than
200,000 cell phones, dentures, artifi-.,
cial limbs and a harp.
Writer Attacks Global warm ing
BY TOM DEWEESE
The UN finally got what it
wanted. The Kyoto Climate Change
treaty became international low in
February of this year.
The treaty went into full effect
with the approval by Russia, even
without the support of the United
Time will tell if and when the
treaty will begin to affect the U.S.
Economy. What is certain is that
truth and reason had no part in the
Global warming has become a
new religion. No one is supposed to
question whether it is a fact.
There is no scientific evidence to
support claims of man-made 'global
There is division among scientists
and there is no "consensus" among
There are scientists who promote
political agendas over truth to keep
the grants coming in.
The UN's 1996 report issued by
the Intergovernmental Panel on Cli-
mate Change (IPCC) was edited at
the last minute to remove two very,
important paragraphs that specifi-
cally said science showed no clear
evidence of man-made climate
In response to these Luddites, I
simply present this: A federal hurri-
cane research scientist named Chris
Landsea has resigned from the UN-
sponsored climate assessment team
because his group's leader had poli-
ticized the process.
Landsea said there was little evi-
dence to justify Kevin Trenberth's
assertion in October that global
warming was responsible for the
strong hurricanes experienced this
past year and that "the North Atlan-
tic hurricane Season of 2004 may
well be a harbinger of the future."
Said Landsea in his resignation
letter, "It is beyond me why my col-
leagues would utilize the media to
push an unsupported agenda that re-
cent hurricane activity had been due
to global warming.
My view is that when people iden-
tify themselves as being associated
with the IPCC and then make pro-
nouncements far outside current sci-
.entific understandings that this will,
harm the credibility of climate,
change science and will in the,,
longer term diminish our role in'
public policy." rj
Landsea closed his resignation let- 7
ter by saying, "I personally cannot rn
in good faith contribute to a process ri
that I view as both being motivated &*
by preconceived agendas and being if
scientifically unsound." i
There you have it. Two kinds of
scientists. One standing for true sci-
ence based on the facts. The other
pushing a political agenda that says
science be damned, our global relig-
ion is at stake. I rest my case. Amen.
Gene Changes Traced in Study
BY PAULA RAUSCH
University of Florida
The protein that gave the Incredi-
ble Hulk his distinctive green hue
has provided University of Florida
researchers the tool they needed to
demonstrate for the first time in na-
ture an evolutionary theory that
even its originator, Charles Darwin,
By studying the green fluorescent
protein in the great star coral, UF re-
searchers were able to trace the evo-
lutionary changes in individual
genes that give rise to its complex
diversity of colors. The results of the
research, funded in part by the Na-
tional Institutes of Health, will be
published in the September 3 issue
of the journal Science.
Demonstrated previously only in
computer simulations, the discovery
also is the first to reveal in the natu-
ral world Darwin's principle that
complex structures such as the
spectacular colors of a coral reef or
the keen eye of an eagle evolve
through an accumulation of small
improvements over time.
Though he anticipated this was the
case, UF researchers say Darwin
himself considered the evolution of
"organs of extreme perfection and
complication" one of the major dif-
ficulties of his theory.
"For us, the major significance of
this study lies in the field of basic
evolutionary theory. We stumbled
upon this system in which we can
trace the evolution of complex fea-
tures to the level of individual muta-
tions in the genes," said Mikhail
Mats, a research assistant professor
at UF's Whitney Laboratory for Ma-
rine Bioscience, and in the depart-
ment of molecular genetics and mi-
"Darwin said it was very difficult
to imagine how such a complex
structure as the eye of an eagle
would arise as a result of random
modifications, so he proposed that
these kinds of structures would
evolve ... Through small improve-
ments. And we are the first to man-
age to find a, model in which we can
see it really happening," Matz said.
The finding also sheds light on the
mechanisms of the green fluorescent
protein, or GFP. The use of the GFP
holds promise in the fields of medi-
cine, particularly in the areas of ge-
netics and biotechnology, and the
conservation of coral reefs, which
provide key ecosystems for a variety
of marine life, said Matz, who con-
ducted the research with Juan Ug-
alde, an undergraduate intern from
the University of Chile in Santiago,
and Belinda Chang, a zoologist at
the University of Toronto.
The first, gene for GFP was iso-
lated in a crystal jellyfish in 1992. In
perhaps the most infamous use of
gene-swapping technology, that jel-
lyfish made its big-screen debut in'
the opening credits of the 2003
movie "Hulk," which showed the
character's scientist father jabbing a
large syringe into the jellyfish to ex-
tract the protein, Matz said.
In the real world, scientists
quickly realized the possibilities for
the GFP, which is uniquely coded
(See Gene Changes Page 5)
Reading Coach Comments On
Interpretation OF FCAT Scores
Dear Editor: reported that only eight percent of
FCAT information that the state Jefferson County High School's
releases is often difficult to under- 10th graders scored in Levels 3 and
stand and not a complete picture of above, it may have led one to be-
a school's performance. lieve that that is the percentage of
10th grade students who passed the
Many times one figure is released FCAT.
ito the press and that number is often
misinterpreted by the public. A student does not need to score a
When the Tallahassee Democrat level 3 to pass. Actually, 30 or our
75 Grade 10 students passed, which
is 39 percent, or a higher percentage
than nine other counties, including
Madison, Gadsden, Franklin and
As parents receive their student's
reports from the FCAT, an impor-
tant figure for them to consider is
the Developmental Score or DSS.
This score is compared year to
Humane Society President
Responds To Accusations
As President of the Jefferson
County Humane Society, Inc.
(JCHSI), let me say we have been_
working diligently to serve the ani-
mals we love and the community in
which we live.
When the former Board resigned
in April, 2004, the shelter was
closed. It was filthy, run down, ro-
dent infested, and its assets were at-
tempting to be cannibalized by an
outside group with no interest in
serving our community.
That takeover event was supported
by Ms. Pertierra.
After months of renovation and
officially reopening, JCHSI adopted
207 animals from May, 2004,
through April, 2005.
Former Board Members quit on
their own, and to my knowledge no
one was ever forced to resign, if
that's even possible.
Ms. Pertierra was one of those
who quit. Ms. Moss cited frustration
as her reason for resigning.
The entire Board thought it was a
fantastic idea for the first time a real
working relationship was formed
between JCHSI and the County
Sadly, that relationship was sabo-
taged by nothing but sour grapes.
Mr. Sutphin is a man of integrity-
(Continued Form Page 4)
for by a single gene, Matz said. All
other fluorescent proteins, such as
pigments in plants and animals, are
much more intricate, involving com-
plicated production pathways and a
host of proteins and genes.
These green fluorescent proteins
are "very cute, small, can be easily
expressed in transgenic animals,
(and are) very stable," Matz said. "It
looks almost like this gene family
was made to be a model gene
family, so we're taking advantage of
Working to understand the func-
tion of coral's color diversity and
what maintains it in evolutionary
terms, the researchers followed the
ancestral lines leading to three dif-
ferent colors cyan, red, and green -
displayed in the great star coral. The
red color is the most complex be-
cause it performs an additional reac-
tion to synthesize its fluorescent
structure, Matz said.
The team discovered the common
ancestral gene was green, not red.
This essentially proved that the great
star coral and related species
evolved their color diversity inde-
pendently from other corals, which
means the molecular complexity of
red has more than one evolutionary
origin, Matz said. Moreover, it
turned out that the more complex
red color evolved from green
through small incremental transi-
tions, according to the paper.
The depth of their finding was a
surprise, even to the researchers.
"We thought that we would be just
able to determine the color of the
common ancestor and that would be
excellent results, and we didn't ex-
pect anything more than that," Matz
said. This additional finding was a
"real big surprise and very unex-
pected results. It could have been
expected according to the Darwin
principles, but. nobody (had) ever
The simplicity and easily identifi-
able fluorescent colors also make
GFPs ideal for medical applications,
Matz said. The proteins can be sub-
stituted for, or attached to, genes of
interest such as those that may be
malfunctioning in cancer or other
diseases which make them visible
so researchers can trace their activ-
ity, he said.
"If you have the information about
evolutionary pathways, you can say
in which lineage these mutations
happened, he said. "This technology
is not completely indispensable for
studies of cellular process and pro-
tein dynamics in the cells or in or-
The research also may aid in help-
ing to preserve coral reefs, many of
which have been in decline world-
wide because of human and global
threats, such as pollution and cli-
"We're trying to figure out what
you can learn about coral's well-
being or its life history by just look-
ing at its coloration," he said.
and did nothing to jeopardize his
good faith relationship with his con-
stituents in his attempt to reach out
for a worthy cause.
We deeply regret because of mali-
cious attacks, Mr. Sutphin feels he
can no longer support JCHSI as a
Board Member. He will be sorely
.It is important to correct Ms.
Moss' statement that Fran Hunt of
the Monticello News is a member of
Hunt does cover JCHSI meetings.
However, she is not a member of
For Ms. Moss to complain that ar-
ticles written suggest that the
"County Humane Society" is part of
the county government is pure nit-
Our meetings our open to the
public and citizens can see for them-
selves how we operate.
I personally have not received a
flurry of anything. It is odd that in
spite of the fact that the shelter is
easily accessible to the public, and
my personal contact information has
been published in the Monticello
News, I have not received the criti-
cism that Betsy Pertierra and Wendy
Moss claim exists.
Quite to the contrary, our mem-
bership is increasing and people that
have never been involved in the
shelter are volunteering.
As for absolute disregard for the
law, I suggest that Ms. Moss and
Ms. Pertierra get their facts straight.
As private citizens and Board
members, we take great offense to
veiled, vague and non specific accu-
sations that have no basis in fact.
All JCHSI meeting and actions
follow Robert's Rule of Order, and
statutes of Florida governing non
The only unlawful act committed
on JCHSI property since I became
involved in the organization is the
illegal, secret tape recording of our
meetings by Ms. Pertierra.
Slander is a slippery slope and is
It would be prudent for Ms. Moss
and Ms. Pertierra to be more
thoughtful before venting in public,
their inaccurate and misguided at-
tacks on subjects of which they have
Caroline Carswell, president
Jefferson County Humane
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growth a student makes in a year.
The state has determined that a
ninth or tenth grade student who has
raised his/her DSS by 78 points in
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We hope that parents will go over
the FCAT scores with their students.
If any parent or student has a
question about the score, or the
FCAT, please feel free to call me at
Jefferson County High School
I inadvertently attributed the quote
in my June I letter to the Editor,
"This organization's absolute disre-
gard for law," to Betsy Pertierra.
The quote should have been attrib-
ated to Wendy Moss.
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PRO G R
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 3, 2005 PAGE 5
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The District School Board Of Jefferson County
Announces A Workshop To'Which
The Public Is Invited.
Date: June 8, 2005.
Time: 12:30 p.m.
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3 VFW Post Members To
Serve In District Offices
Three members of VFW Post 251
were elected to serve at the distirct
John Nelson was unanimously
elected as the new District 2 Com-
Don Nicholson was elected as
the District 2 Senior Vice Com-
mander, and Shirley Washington
was elected as the District 2 Presi-
dent of the VFW Women's Auxil-
Raymond Henry will assume
command of the Post, effective
Nelson said his position encom-
passes nine counties, including Jef-
ferson, Liberty, Waukulla, Leon
Taylor, Madison, Hamilton, Su-
wannee and Gadsden.
He stated that there are seven
posts in those counties, and that he
* would be looking to reestablish a
post in Madison and establish a
post in Gadsden.
Leon County could also use an-
other Post, Nelson said.
"It's going to be a lot of work, but
I'll do all I can to help better serve
our veterans,"Nelson said. His term
of office is one year.
In related news, Nelson and Post
Quartermaster Lonnie Griffin have
again been awarded All State Hon-
Nelson will be presented with a
"Distinguished Service diambnd set
lapel emblem, a check from the De-
partment for the cost of one night's
lodging, the All State Post Com-
manders cap, the All State shirt, a
plaque for the post and two tickets
to the convention banquet.
Griffin will be awarded with the
All State Quartermasters lapel em-
blem, a check from the department
for 'one night's lodging, the All
State Post Quartermaster's cap and
the All State shirt.
The awards ceremony will be
conducted June 17 at the Hyatt re-
gency Hotel in Jacksonville.
Attack On Colt Here
THIS WHITE Colt, only days old, was at-
tacked by unknown animals, which caused
Luncheon Held For
Sexual Abuse Victims
The Annual Sexual Violence
Awareness Luncheon presented by
the Refuge House, and the County
Domestic and Sexual Violence Task
Force,- was held April 21 at the
Chamber of Commerce.
Outreach Counselor Dessie Har-'
vey reports that the luncheon is of-
fered as a tool to bring awareness to
sexual violence in the month of
Martha Ann Crawford, director of
Outreach Programs, presented infor-
mation concerning sexual violence.
Harvey read poetry scripted by in-
carcerated survivors of childhood
Some of the poetry hit home for
the audience. as it was written from
the hearts and souls of these victims
him to receive more than 500 stitches, ac-
cording to his owner.
*Feel crazy; Eating disorders;
*Experience physical complaints
with no known medical cause; and
* Difficulty establishing and main-
Contributors to the event were:
Monticello Florist, for table arrange-
ments; Winn Dixie, for the $30 gift
certificate that paid for the sub sand-
wiches; the Task Force, for the
homemade desserts; and the Cham-
ber for the use of the meeting room.
Guest speaker for the Luncheon
was Liz James.
It is reported that adult women
who are victims of childhood sexual
*Minimize the abuse and/or deny
or minimize the damage;
*Have difficulty trusting people
Set boundaries that are too rigid
* Have intrusive memories, flash-
backs, or nightmares;
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The Sheriffs Department contin-
ues to investigate the 'attack on a
young colt, recently.
Major Bill Bullock reported the
colt, he estimated to be approxi-
mately 24 hours old at the time of
the attack, sustained many cuts
from the incident.
"At present, we don't know if it
was a pack of wild dogs, domestic
dogs, or coyotes that attacked him,"
"But Dr. Purvis at Anim
cal Clinic checked him out
that he was in better shapi
appeared to be."
He added that there we
cuts, but they were not.ver
"The colt is up and
around," Bullock said.
mother appears to be ups
the whole thing.
"I truly think she's the o
son that he's still with us,"
The annual Rotary Youth Camp,
held at Centenary Camp facilities,
some 11 miles west of Quincy,
seeks counselors for its summer ses-
sion, July 10 through July 23.
May Smith, executive assistant,
explains that the camp is a non
profit organization which provides a
fun, friendly camp environment for
local children with physical disabili-
ties, at no charge to campers.
Campers arrive July 13 and re-
main through July 22.
The camp provides participants
with unique activities in which they
might not otherwise be able to take
Daily activities include swimming,
arts and crafts, outdoor recreation,
and group time.
There are some 35 campers, each
with his/her own counselor.
Founded by local Rotary Clubs,
the camp also received aid from
some churches and charitable or-
Because there is no charge to
campers, and a large number of staff
members is necessary, organizers
are seeking additional funding to
counter rising costs.
For additional information about
the camp, or how to help with mon-
tary donations, or supplies, contact
the camp director, Leslie Smith at
(850) 383-1559, in Tallahassee.
The Community Action Agency
offered Outreach to the Lamoni
community on Thursday, May 12,
providing utility assistance and non
perishable food items.
Also, 10 pound bags of potatoes
were distributed at Jefferson Arm,
Apartments, The Grove Apartments
the County Senior Citizen Center
and to the Head Start Pre-School.
"The next Outreach location i
planned for the Lloyd community,
for it's residents only. The time arfd
'i date will be forthcoming," informs
Pat Hall, case worker for the Corn
munity Action Agency.
She expressed her appreciation t
Mount Morilla M. B. Church for
- p their hospitality, and, to Rose How
Sard and Deacon and Mother Frazier.
'By Faith' Band
TO Lead Service ,
A new Contemporary Worship
id Ar- Service will begin 8 p.m. Friday,
Corn- June 3 at the Monticello First Bap-
The "By Faith" praise band will.
lead the service. Music will included
the latest Christian choruses, Chris-
tian radio hits, contemporary ar-
rangements of the great hymns.
"This service is open to all age
groups but is geared towards the
young adults and teenagers," men-
ial medi- tions Worship Leader Destin
t and said DuBose.
e than he This service will continue on the
first Friday of each month.
y deep in
will meet at 9:00 a.m.
June 8, 2005 at the
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Rep. Will Kendrick Speaker
At Legion Post 49 Breakfast
REP -WILL KENDRICK was the featured speaker at the
American Legion Post 49 Memorial Day Breakfast.
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BUDDY WESTBROOK lights a candle for each veteran who
died during the year, at the American Legion Post 49
Breakfast. (News Photos)
Mount Zion AME Church in
Lloyd celebrates its 120th anniver-
sary 3:30 p.m., Sunday. Speaker is
Rev. Tony Hansberry, Sr., of
Calvary Baptist Church will host a
Gospel Sing, 6:30 p.m., Saturday,
featuring the Singing Reflections
and The Masters. A love offering
will be taken.
Springfield'AME Church on Old
Lloyd Road Church Ministry will
provide free meals to the elderly
noon Saturday, until?
Salem AME Church will celebrate
its 17th annual Homecoming, 11-
a.m. Sunday. Sunday School is at
9:30 a.m.. Guest Speaker is Rev. Al-
phonso Washington and his congre-
gation of Mt. Olvive PB Church in
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Despite the constant threat of rain,
a good crowd turned out for the
American Legion Post 49 Memo-
rial Day Brealfast amd Celebration.
Guest Speaker Will Kendrick
stated: "I am proud to be an Ameri-
can. It saddens me that today not
every one will say that.
"Today is the day to honor every
soldier who has worn the uniform
and fought under our .nation's flag,
a day to honor every man and
woman who is willing to put coun-
try before self, and a day to say
thanks to those currently fighting_
"I think we must always remem-
ber the words of Charles M. Prov-
ince; 'It is the soldier, not the
reporter who has given us freedom
'It is the soldier, not the poet, who-
has given us freedom of speech. It
is the soldier, not the campus or-
ganizer, who has given us the free-
dom to demonstrate.
'It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair-
trial. And it is the soldier, who sa-
lutes the flag, who serves the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the
flag, who allows the protester to
burn the flag.'
"Every one of the casualties was
a brother, a sister, a husband, a
wife, a mother or a father, and a
hero to a grateful nation, Kendrick
"Every soldier, no matter of what
war they served or what battlefield
they died on, helped to build a na-
tion of unification we love. Cer-
tainly, we hold these man and
women in our hearts as we observe
Memorial Day," he concluded.
Dignitaries present were recog-
nized, including: Rev. Carl Hanks,
Kendrick, VFW Post 251 Com-
mander John Nelson and Sheriff
All W.W.II veterans present were
asked to stand and be recognized,
and were applauded.
As Post Commander Ron Slik
read the names of those vets de-
ceased over the past year, as Buddy
Westbrook lit a candle for each.
These include: H. Alford, Bahe-
rian, W. Berry, Cooksey, Bruce
Chase, J. Flowers, Wes Gramling.
WS, FRI., JUNE 3, 2005 PAGE 7
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Ed Thompson, Robert White.
Two additional candles were
lighted, one for the unknown dead,
and another for the military now
Members then assembled outside
to retire several old, faded, and torn
flags by the traditional inspection
and burning, with each saluting at
the conclusion of the ceremony.'-;
Members then placed flags on the
graves of veterans in the local
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PAGE 8, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 3, 2005
Gym To Relocate At
Old Howard Academy
`The Old Howard Academy build-_
ing, located on the corner of Chest-
rfit Street and Mamie Scott Drive,
will soon house the Cherry Street
JES Boys and Girls Club Director
derrold Austin, stated that the
':iilJirn;. which has been leased
from the School Board, by the
Qlub, has been turned over to Car-
ter, to provide athletic activity and
training to local youth, under the
auspices of the Club.
Boxing Trainer Troy Carter re-
cently began working at the site,
and with the help of City Worker
Franklin Hightower and the Jeffer-
son Correctional Institution inmate
squad, have cleared all of the large
trees, grass, bushes, undergrowth
and kudzu around the building.
Carter began approximately two
to three weeks ago, working on the
building, partially painting the out-
? Recreation Park Director Kevin
4man reports final scores in spring
;;In T-ball, Bishop Farms shaved
J fferson Builders Mart, 15-13.
Rotary squeaked by Capital City,
Rotary downed Bishop Farms, 28-
,Builders hammered CCB, 18-16.
Rotary slid past the Builders 12-11
arid Bishop Farms defeated CCB,
In Coach Pitch action, Kiwanis
wpn over State Farm Insurance, 17-
Hiram Masonics Lodge, defeated
Chicken Delite 15-6.
Masons squeaked by State Farm,
Kiwanis downed C & F Fencing,
State Farm beat the Masons, 12-8.
Fencers buried the Chicks, 19-12.
In Little League action, Monti-
cello Milling cut down Williams
Jefferson Farmers Market inched
by Farmers and Merchants Bank,
Millers clobbered the Farmers, 12-
Williams Timber downed FMB 8-
Millers brought down Williams
Timber, 8-2 and FMB clobbered
the Fanners, 13-2.
In softball action, Joyner's Travel
Center downed Jackson Drug
-Store, 11-2, 9-5 and 7-3.
CHERRY STREET GYM is relocating to the rate the program under the auspices of the
Old Howard Academy, undergoing renova- Boys, Girls Club. (News Photo)
tions. Troy Carter is the trainer and will op-
side, scraping paint on the inside,
repairing holes in the walls and
hanging shop lights in what is to
become the gym area with a boxing
"So we can open up more quickly
for the children, I am asking the
community for donations of old
paint, any color, pieces of wood,
window glass, or any old exercise
equipment that is no longer used,"
"I know I'm starting out with
nothing, but the community will
soon see, we started out with noth-
ing and ended up even bigger and
better than ever."
He said that with those donations,
anyone in the community is more
than welcome to assist him with the
work that is required. Carter added
that with the donated supplies, in
the process of the renovations, he
will conduct wood shop classes and
the like, so children in the area
wishing to become involved with
the gym, can be constructive in its
Anyone wishing to donate mate-
rials can either drop them off at the
building or call Carter at 997-8772..
2 Tigers TO
Two 2005 graduates of Jefferson
County High School, Darnel
Brooks and Markyce Larry, have
been selected to play in the Na-
tional Football All-Stars Bowl
High School All-Star Classic, Sat-
urday, in Jacksonville,
This is one of four regional clas-,,
sics, which includes players from
Alabama, Florida and Georgia,
whose talents will be showcased
for college coaches and recruiters
The game will be played 4 p.m.,
Saturday, at Miline Field of Jack-
Coach Bill Brumfield reports
athletic award recipients for volley-
ball, and varsity girls basketball,
Demons Fall To
The Drifton Wildcats recently
defeated the Monticello Demons in
softball action, 15-8.
Maurice Arnold led the batting
effort, going four for four and rip-
ping the skin from two balls for
Matt Replogle went three for
four, and Leamon Ulee, Bobby
Parrish, and Ernest Ulee all went
one for four.
Buster Edwards and Tyrone Ulee
each went one for four and Chris
King went one for two.
The Wildcats will face off against
which was not included in the ear-
lier listing published in the News.
Girls receiving awards include:
In Volleyball: Shaumese Massey,
MVP; Loren Cox, Academic Ath-
lete; Tiffany Walker and Ashli
Washington, Sr. Coach's Awards;
Lamont 5 p.m, Sunday, at the rec-
Chandra Tucker, Freshman Coach's
Award; and Jazmaun Hall, Most
In Basketball: Massey received
both the MVP and Academic Ath-
lete Award; and Nikidra
Thompson, Most Rebounds.
Tucker and Shanise Brooks both
received the Coach's Hustle Award.
Alexis Huggins was awarded the
Most Improved Player; and Jas-
mine Brown earned the Coach's
Will to Win Award.
lady Diamonds Beat Perry
V, The Monticello Lady Diamonds
softball team now stands at a 5-2-
re ord after defeating Perry over
thfe weekend, 12-8.
'Though the ladies played without
foair of their starters, and Perry
jupnped out to a 5-2 lead, the La-
dies came back hard top take the
reigns, the lead and the victory.
)Tonya Young and Tasha Samuel
(Continued From Page 1)
,Commissioner Junior Tuten sided
"It was never the intent of this
board to direct Ms. Hunter," Tuten
said. "If we send her a letter, it's
simply stating the board's position
anti not asking her to do anything. I
have no problem with sending Ms'.
Hunter a letter."
4Joyner's was the last word on the
matter, before the 3-2 vote to forego
sending the letter.
*'I have asked both individuals to
come before the board to work a
compromise on this issue and I have
gotten no cooperation," Joyner said.
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A srok ca
both went four for four; Nikki
Cooks, Felice McDaniel and Al-
anna Anderson all went three for
four; and Kidra Thompson,
Cynthia Steen and Sharice Brooks
went two for four.
Keandra Seabrooks and Letiti
Fead both went two for five.
Coach Roosevelt Jones named
Cooks MVP of the game.
The lady Diamonds face off
against Mayo 4 p.m., Sunday, here.
The Monticello Demons softball
team fell to Drifton, 15-9, over the
weekend. They stand 5-2 season.
Assistant Coach Michael Steen
said the Demons did not play well
Joe Andrews went three for four;
Wilbo Ellis, Jr., D. Howard and M.
Rivers all went two for four; Dar-
ren Young, Johnny Rivers, E. Jen-
nings and Ned Thompson-all went
one for four; and Kelvin Jones
went 0 for four.
The Demons face off against
Mayo, 4 p.m., Sunday, here.
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 3, 2005 PAGE 9
Schaum Resigns As AD
At Jefferson County High
Jefferson County High School
Athletic Director, and Head Foot-
ball Coach, Jeff Schaum, resigned
Friday, after a little more than a
year in the position.
"We really hate to lose him," said
Superintendent of Schools Phil
Barker. "He is a good man, and did
a lot for the football team."
Barker said that Schaum stated
his reason for leaving was to go
into private enterprise.
"He'll be better off, financially,"
Barker added, and said the position
would be advertised shortly to find
a replacement for Schaum.
He was appointed to the position
because of his organizational skills,
and his determination to see the Ti-
gers become state champions,
When first named to the position
early last year, Schaum referred to
the Tigers as a "Sleeping giant with
young people who have a lot of
athletic ability and ambition."
He called the job an unbelievable
opportunity to restore the Tiger
The Tigers won five state champi-
onships, and only two schools in
the state that could make that
claim, Schaum said at the time.
Months before the season began,
Schaum had the young athletes
working out in the weight room af-
Prepare Now For
With the 2005 hurricane season
in effect from June 1, through the
end of November, experts urge to
take steps before a hurricane strikes
to protect their businesses and em-
*Prevent salt water damage by
storing electronic devices in a high.
and dry place.
*Back up computers and take one
computer off-site to ensure files
will not be damaged.
*Protect the side of the building
that will be hit by the strong side
Cover all valuables and store all
*Check to see what your flood in-
*Purchase materials such as sand-
bags, plywood, plastic sheeting,
garbage bags and lumber.
*Move furnishings to safe ground;
fill propane tanks to keep them
from floating away, and tie down
tanks and grease immovable ma-
Do not handle live electrical
equipment in wet areas. All electri-
cal equipment should be dried and
checked before returning to service.
Report broken electrical equip-
ment and utility lines to the appro-
Video tape the building or
home before and after the hurricane
to report damages.
Make temporary repairs to pre-
vent looting or any other further
damage. For example, board up
holes in walls and broken windows.
Tips for homeowners include;
*Inventory your household items,
including receipts, purchase dates
and serial numbers. Photograph or
video tape your possessions.
Keep copies of this information
and your insurance policies in a
safe place and keep the originals in
a safe deposit box.
Write down the name, address
and claims-reporting telephone
number of your insurance
company, which may differ from
your agent's contact information.
Keep this information in a safe
place and make sure you have ac-
cess to it if you are forced to leave
*When a hurricane threatens,
take action to protect your
property. Buy the materials you
need to secure your property and
minimize your losses.
Cover your windows with shut-
ters, siding or plywood. Move ve-
hicles into a garage or carport when
Remember to withdraw money
before a pending natural disaster.
Normally financial institutions will
be closed at least two days after a
direct hit and ATM's could be out
of commission even longer.
Keep materials such as ply-
wood and plastic on hand in case
you need to make temporary re-
pairs after a storm.
Repairs made to prevent further
damage to property are reimburs-
able by your insurance company as
long as you keep all receipts.
Our Hometown Staff would
like to thank our customers in
Monticello and the surrounding
areas for another great year!
We appreciate your business!
Join us after the parade at our
Monticello store for a drawing
to win a BRAND NEW
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ter school, conducting 7-on-7
scrimmages, working on the pass-
ing game and pass coverage, in an
effort to make the Tigers bigger,
faster and stronger.
And strengthen the Tigers, he
did. When the Tigers fought to the
district level of competition, they
came away with a 20-21 victory
over West Gadsden, for the title.
It was the first time since 1996,
under then Head Coach Jody
Sprenkle, that the Tigers won the
In that Barn-burner, West Gads-
den was on the half yard line, and
the Tigers kept them from scoring,
with three seconds remaining on
the clock, for the win. ,
Tigers improved their statistics
from the previous year, under the
guidance of Schaum.
To cite a few examples:
As quarterback in 2004, Carlton
Hill completed 104 passes of 230
attempts a success rate of 45 per-
cent and a total of 1,578 yards, 12
touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
In 2005, Hill completed 144 of
268 attempted passes, a success
rate of 54 percent, 1,764 yards, 20
touchdowns and eight
In 2004, Markyce Larry aver-
aged 11.2 yards per carry in receiv-
In 2005, he averaged 11.5 yards
For rushing in 2004, Hill had 54
for 761 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In 2005, he had 145 for a gain of
888 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Defensively, Desrick Jones had
23 solo tackles, 13 assists and one
sack in 2004.
In 2005, he had 80 solo tackles,
48 assists and two sacks.
Scotty Norton had 23 solo, four
assists and one interception in
In 2005, he had 38 solo, 20 as-
sists, two sacks and one intercep-
Robert Nealy had 18 solo, 12 as-
sists and one sack in 2004.
In 2005, he had 39 solo, 21 as-
sists and five sacks.
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Offensively, in 2004, the Tigers
had a total of 1,603 passing yards
and 1,326 rushing yards.
In 2005, they had 2,652 passing
yards and 1,826.5 rushing yards.
The Senior Adult Choir of Eliza-
beth Baptist Church, 4125 Bassett
Dairy Road, will present "Age Isn't
Really Important," a mini musical
drama by Greg Backes, 7 p.m. Sun-
Members of the choir include:
Ruth and Walter Bailey, Betty Bar-
field, Jim and Wanda Becker, Marie
Holm, Dorothy Jeffrey, Jan Lacy,
Johnnie Merritt, Judy Miller, Sarah
Purvis, Boots Reilly, Dorothy Tea- t-
sley, and Jerry Teasley.
Guest singers will include Helen
Montesano and Mallory Kinsey.
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Elizabeth Baptist Church is accom-
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sound and lighting, and Tommy Lee
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PAGE 10, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 3, 2005
Scottish Music Book
Arnold Burkart, professor of Mu-
sic Education, Emeritus of Ball
State University in Muncie IN, has
just published a new book: "Songs
and Tunes From the Scottish En-
The book is subtitled "Popular,
Folk, and Classical Music, Sung,
Played and Danced by the Scottish
People from about 1780 to 1820."
Commenting about what prompted
the book, Burkart relates how his
collector's gaze discovered a long
forgotten volume "in a sleepy town
on the eastern coast of Florida."
The bound collection of mostly
Scottish sheet music pages and fo-
lios was reposing on a bottom shelf,
under a stack of other used music
folios, he explained.
Extensive research, helped
Burkart compile his book with ex-
planatory chapters of the historic
and social changes going on at the
time, illustrated by selected musical-
Linda Hamedani, director of the
Jefferson County Public Library,
who is of 75 percent Scottish heri-
tage, and has also been a music
teacher, wrote of Burkart's book:
"Arnold Burkart has captured the
popular, folk and classical music of
the Scottish people of 1780-1820.
"The book will enrich and pre-
serve an era of music history that
could have been lost forever, as the
reader experiences the culture of the
Scottish people from both an artistic
and historical perspective."
The book is designed to interest
both the history buff and the musi-
cian, is and is replete with pictures
and illustrations of the time.
This labor of love was compiled
over the span of one year. In the
words of Judith Cook Tucker, pub-
lisher of World Music Press:
"Burkhart follows cultural clues
found in printer's and publisher's
credits, titles and lyrics, illustrations
and type faces, while on his musical
"This labor of love provides clues
leading to a satisfying end, an exten-
sive knowledge about a forgotten
composer, family, style, historical
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Auditors Say City
(Continued From Page 1)
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LEGAL NOTICE :
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-64 JOHN A. SOPRANO
AND AUDREY M. SOPRANO,
TRUSTEES OF THE JOHN A.
SOPRANO REVOCABLE TRUST
AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 13,
1999; JOHN A. SOPRANO AND
AUDREY M. SOPRANO, TRUSTEES OF
THE AUDREY M. SOPRANO
REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT
DATED OCTOBER 13, 1999; JOHN
SOPRANO; AND AUDREY SOPRANO;
Plaintiffs, vs. STEVE ELDRED; and
UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants.
FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE and REPLEVIN THIS
CAUSE was considered before this Court
upon Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary
Final Judgment and the hearing thereon.
After a review of the file and upon due
consideration, it is ORDERED AND
ADJUDGED as follows: 1. Defendant,
STEVE ELDRED and JOANNE DYER,
have defaulted in the payment of the sums
required to be paid on the Note and
Mortgage which is the subject of this
action, and the Plaintiffs are entitled to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in this
cause. 2. This Court has jurisdiction of the
subject matter and the parties. The
equities are with the Plaintiffs and against
,the Defendants. The Note and Mortgage
iierein sought to be foreclosed is owned by
.he Plaintiffs. 3. Plaintiffs are due the
Allowing amounts under the Mortgage
,4ped on in this action: Principal Amount
!pwed $13,308.94 Interest through 5/1/05
10.65 per day) 1,356.66 Late Fees 569.67
;fscropw shortage 1,505.98 Title Search
,j50.00 Filing Fee 266.50 Service Fee 40.00
Attorney's Fee 750.00 TOTAL DUE
,PAYMENTS $17,947.75 and such further
iosts as may be incurred by the Plaintiffs
.n this action, including the Clerk's sale
fee atid publication of Notice of Sale. 4.
The Court finds that Plaintiffs' counsel
has expended in excess of 5 hours in
representingg the Plaintiffs in this cause
and the record reveals that an additional
hour of attorney's time will be required in
order to complete this foreclosure action.
ihe Court further finds that the hourly
rate of $125.00 per hour is a customary
ahd reasonable charge for the services
rendered by Plaintiffs Cousel and that the
slm of $750.00 is a reasonable fee to be
awarded to Plaintiffs counsel for their
services rendered in this action. 5. A lien is
hereby held by the Plaintiffs for the total
sum specified in the preceding
paragraphs, superior in dignity to any
right, title and interest or claim of
Defendants, upon the mortgage property
herein foreclosed situated in Jefferson
Count.'. Florida, described as follows: Lot
No. 3. Greenwood Estates, A Private
Landowner's Association Subdivision, in
Jefferson County, Florida described as
follows: Begin at theSouthwest corner of
the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 16, Township 1 North,
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Sand run N. 0 degrees 09 minutes E. 430.0
feet along the West boundary of Section 16
to a point, thence S. 79 degrees 22 minutes
E. 1366.09 feet to a point in the Center of a
60-foot wide road, thence S. 3 degrees 16
minutes W, 154.53 feet along the center of
said road to the Southeast Corner of the
Northwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 16m thence S. 89
degrees 06 minutes 18 seconds W. 1335.30
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being
part of the Northwest Quarter all in
Section 16, Township 1 North, Range 6
East, Jefferson County, Florida
Reserving the Easterly 30 feet for roadway
easement. 6. If the total sum with interest
at the rate prescribed by law and all costs
of this action accruing subsequent to this
action are not forth wide paid, the Clerk of
the Court shall sell the property at public
sale, at 11:00 a.m., on June 23 2005 (a day
not less than 20 days after the date of this
Judgment), to the highest bidder for cash
at the front door of the Courthouse in
Jefferson County, Florida. after having
first given notice as required by Section
45.031, Florida Statues. Plaintiffs shall be
allowed to cancel the sale in the above
styled cause upon telephonic notice to the
Clerk without further order of this court.
7. Plaintiffs shall advance all subsequent
costs of this action and shall be
reimbursed for them by the Clerk if
Plaintiffs are not the purchasers of the
property at the sale. If Plaintiffs are not
the purchasers the Clerk shall credit the
Plaintiffs' bid with the total sum with
interest and costs accruing subsequent to
this Judgment or such part of it as is
necessary to pay the bid in full. 8. If the
purchaser at said sale is someone other
than the Plaintiffs, said purchaser shall
pay to the Clerk of this Court immediately
following the sale, the amount of the bid
plus any registry fee charged by the Clerk
of this Court pursuant to law. Said
purchaser shall also purchase the requisite
documentary stamps to be affixed to issue
said Certificate of Title. 9. On filing the
certificate of Title, the Clerk shall
distribute the proceeds of the sale, so far
as they are sufficient, by paying: first, all
of Plaintiffs' costs, including those costs set
out in Paragraphs 3, 4, 6 and 7 herein
above; second, Plaintiffs' attorney fees;
third, the total sum due to Plaintiffs less
the items paid plus interest at the rate
prescribed by law from this date to the
date of the sale; and by retaining any
amount remaining pending the further
order of this Court. 10. On filing the
Certificate of Sale, Defendant and all
persons claiming b, through, under -or
against them since the filing of the Notice
of Lis Pendens are foreclosed of all estate
or claim in the property and the purchaser
at the sale shall be let into possession of the
property. 11. Plaintiffs have the right
against the Defendants to possession and
ownership of the mobile home located at
Jefferson County parcel number parcel ID
number 16-lN-6E-0000-029-0000 a/k/a
148 Lonnie Road,. Monticello, FL and
further identified as: Mobile Home
Identification Number 7119203 1971
HOLI Title Number 4532220 for which
the clerk of court shall issue a writ of
possession and writ of replevin. 12. This
Court retains jurisdiction of this cause to
settle all other questions that this Court
has jurisdiction to settle under the
Complaint and which the proceedings
herein have not settled by this or previous
judgments or orders in this cause, as the
Court shall deem proper in equity and as
the circumstances of this case may
require, including, without limitation,
writes of possession and deficiency
judgments. DONE AND ORDERED in
Chambers at Jefferson County. Florida on
this 21st day of May, 2005.
The Board of County Con, m issioners of
Jefferson County does hereby give public
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FL
JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.:
04-18-DPA IN THE INTEREST OF J.J.
02/06/2004 MINOR CHILD NOTICE OF
ACTION TO Jessie Joiner and Unknown
Father LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6307
Dills Road, Monticello, Florida 32344
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
petition under oath, has been filed in the
above styled court for the termination of
parental rights and the permanent
commitment of J.J., a male child born on
2/06/2004 in Leon County, Florida to the
State of Florida, Department of Children
and Families, Adoption and Related
Services a licensed child placing agency,
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby to be and appear in the above
court at the Jefferson County Courthouse,
County Courthouse, Room 10, Monticello;
Florida 3234 on Tuesday, June 28th at
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notice that it intends to adopt the following
county ordinance at a public hearing to be
held on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at 6:00
p.m. in the Courthouse,- Courtroom ,
Monticello, Florida. All interested parties
in this matter will be given an opportunity
to be heard at this meeting. JEFFERSON
COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 05-XXXX
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COM M ISSIONERS OF
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO
BE KNOWN AS THE JEFFERSON
COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM
IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE;
PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS
APPLICABLE TO THE ORDINANCE;
PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS
AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION;
ADOPTING CERTAIN IMPACT FEE
STUDIES; PROVIDING FOR
IMPOSITION OF. FIRE RESCUE
IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING FOR
APPLICABLE TO FIRE RESCUE
IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING FOR THE
PAYMENT AND USE OF FIRE RESCUE
IMPACT FEES COLLECTED;
PERMITTING AN ALTERNATIVE
CALCULATION OF FIRE RESCUE.
IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING FOR AN
INDIVIDUAL CALCULATION OF FIRE
RESCUE IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING
FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CALCULATION
OF FIRE RESCUE IMPACT FEES;
PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION
OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM
IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING FOR
APPLICABLE TO EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SYSTEM IMPACT FEES;
PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT AND
USE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SYSTEM' IMPACT FEES COLLECTED;
PERMITTING AN ALTERNATIVE
CALCULATION OF EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SYSTEM IMPACT FEES;
PROVIDING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL
CALCULATION OF EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SYSTEM IMPACT FEES;
PROVIDING FOR CHANGES IN SIZE
AND USE; PROVIDING FOR
DONATIONS AND CREDITS FOR
PROVIDING CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS;
REQUIRING REVIEW OF THE
IMPACT FEE STUDIES AND THE FIRE
RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL
SYSTEVN IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE;
DECLARATION OF EXCLUSION
PROCEDURES ACT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR
INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance, in its entirety,. is available
for public inspection, at the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Courthouse,
Room 10, Monticello, Florida, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Felix "Skeet" Joyner.
JEFFERSON COUNTY GRANTS OFFICE
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES
The Jefferson County Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program
will receive $35,000.00 for the 2005/2006 program year. We will be
excepting application for Existing and New Construction for Down
Payment and Closing Cost Assistance with a maximum of $15,000 very
low income, $12,500. low income and $10,000. moderate income. The
sale price of the real property, complete home package, cannot exceed
$90,000.. The maximum income limit for the entire household to qualify
: 1-person $39,120., 2- $44,760, 3- $50,280., 4- $55,920., 5- $60,360., 6-
$64,920., 7- $69,360. 8- $73,800.,
The SHIP program will assist homeowners with repairs up to $15,000
The maximum limit for the entire household to qualify: 1- person
$26,100., 2- $29,800., 3- $33,550., 4- $37,300., 5- $40,250., 6- $43,250.,
7- $46,250., 8- $49,200.
The applications for home ownership will be ranked by very low, low
and moderate income according to the special need of applicants, disabil-
ity at the time of application, affordability of housing cost.
SHIP funds cannot be used for the purchase, rehabilitation or repair of
The SHIP program will accept applications from June 1, 2005 through
June 30, 2005 for the current funding year. Apply at the Jefferson County
Grants Office 1697 South Jefferson St., U.S. 19 South between the hours
of 8-5 Monday through Friday.
For additional Information you can call the Grants Office for Lawrence
A. Halsey Interim Director Lola Hightower SHIP Coor. at (850) 342-
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING
DON'T MISS THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY
9:00 a.m. for Termination of Parental
Rights Advisory Hearing and to show
cause why said petition should not be
granted. You must appear on the date and
time specified. FAILURE TO
PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE
ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL
TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD
NAMED IN THE PETITION. WITNESS
my hand and official seal as the
Magistrate of said court this 24th day of
May, 2005. /s/ this matter was referred to
5/27, 6/3, 10, 17, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 04-165-CA GreenPoint Credit,
LLC, as authorized servicing agent for
Security Pacific Housing Services, a
division of Bank of America, FSB, a
corporation Plaintiff, .vs. John L Lewis,
Josephine Lewis, IF LIVING, AND IF
DECEASED. THEIR UNKNOWN
SPOUSES. HEIRS. DE\ ISEES.
GRANTEES. CREDITORS. AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING B.,
THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM: AL.LIN L. MONTGOMER\.
TARSHA L. MONTGOMER. STATE
OF FLORIDA: BRUCE P. ANDERSON.
P.A.: JOHN DOE and JANE DOE %ND
AN\ OTHER PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY~ \\HOSE REAL NAMES
ARE UNCERTAIN. Defendants. NOTICE
OF SALE Notice is herebs gi'en that.
pursuant to an order or a final judgment
of foreclosure entered in Ihe
abo'e-captioned action. I %sill sell the
properly silualed in JEFFERSON Countl,
Florida. described as: Lot I OF
MAGNOLIA RIDGE SUBDIlISION. As
recorded in Plat Book "BB" Page 40 of the
Public RLcords of Jefferson Counts.
Florida. TOGETHER %\ITH: A 1995
Dertin'%. Omni 56\24 Mobile Home. Serial
Numbers: 043921 A and 043921B. at public
sale. to the highest and hest bidder for
cash. at the north steps of the
JEFFERSON Count) Courthouse.
Monticello. Florida at 11:00 a.m. on June
16th. 2005 Dated This 25thl da.i nl Ma.
2005. Dale Bnaisrighi CLFRK OF THE
COURT: SCHIIUL LER. TEN\\ RT.
SMITH. Chad Dean. Fsq., 118 \\est
Adam.s Si. n80U Jacksonille. FL 32202
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limit total caloric intake by 30-40%
without experiencing hunger. Significant
weight loss should result from such a drop
in caloric intake.
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215 N. Jefferson St.
* New Listing-Nobles Subdivision
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" North Ridge Subdivision- 10 to
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Beautiful Home on a Sweet Mountian
Lovely 3 bedroom 2.5 bath yellow brick 1
'home circled with 10 year old planted
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Health Department Classes
To Discuss Managing Diabetes
Jefferson County Health Depart-
ment (JCHD) Health Educator
Bonnie Mathis stresses the impor-
tance of learning about diabetes
and the effects that the disease has.
In the Florida, in 2003, 4,757
people died from complications of
diabetes, and closer to home, in the
county the same year, eight people
died of diabetes, at the average age
"Just about everyone has a family
member, friend or associate who
VFW Post 251 Holds
Memorial Day Event
ert Hair, killed in Viet Nam in
FRAN HUNT 1968, and to the Lamont cemetery,
Staff Writer where flowers, were placed on the
graves of the Gorzy brothers, both
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post-killed in Viet Nam in 1966.
251 held its Memorial Day cere- ,Additional information about the
money, at Howard Middle School event was unavailable at press time.
Recognition was given to county PrOgram To
veterans who have died since Me- Honor 2005
morial Day, 2004. HOnOr2005
These include: James H. Peterson, Graduates
John Cuthbert and Rev. Bert I IUu Lt
Thompson, all who fought in Elizabeth Baptist Church, in the
W.W.II. Dills Community, 669 Groover
Also, Earl Terrell, J. D. "Brit" Road will sponsor a program to
Jones, Orlando Presha,Tommy Lee honor 2005 graduates 7:30 p.m. Sat-
Wilson and Shelly Lane, all who urday.
fought in the Korean War. Honorees will include all indi-
As is tradition, a flower was viduals graduating from any level:
placed in the wreath of the de- Pre-K to Kindergarten, Eighth to
ceased veterans, which symbolized Ninth Grade, High School, Voca-
the graves of all of the deceased tional School, and Trade school.
veterans. To be honored are members of
W.W.II and Korean War veterans this church and members of
were pinned with memorial churches in the immediate surround-
ribbons, and certificates were pre- ing area.
sented to the Viet Nam veterans
whop were present.- o
Veterans from Jefferson Nursing ,haro rh a' .
me looked li ke p
Center were presented with patri- Anne Penman r1
otic lap blankets. moL ed the d
At the conclusion of the cere- crube h I'd r
mony, those present enjoyed snacks behenhd 5
and refreshments, provided by the so
*Women's Auxiliary, before pro- ..
ceeding to the cemetery at HMS to = lN N
place flowers on the grave of Rob- LRSEM .HERF
suffers from diabetes," said Mathis. -
The JCHD will host free group
diabetes classes for diabetics and
those interested in learning more
Classes will be held 9 to 11 a.m.
on the Saturdays of June, 4, 11 and
25, JCHD, located at 1255 West
On June 4, Mathis will provide a
brief overview of diabetes, discuss
stress and the depression diabetics
sometimes confront, and the impor-
tance of remaining physically ac-
Pedometers will be provided free
of charge to each class participant.
On June 11, Community health
Nurse Angela Smart, RN will ad-
dress medication, blood glucose
monitoring, foot care and compli-
cations of diabetes.
Diabetics who use a glucometer
should bring their meters to class.
Individuals who do not have a glu-
cometer will be provided informa-
tion on how to secure a meter.
At the last class, on June 25,
Amy Mullens, Registered Dietitian,
will cover nutrition aspects of dia-
A set of complimentary measur-
ing cups will be provided to each
A variety of diabetes educational
literature'will be available for par-
ticipants to select and take home, to,
read, use, and share with family
and other diabetics.
To register for the classes, call
342-0170, ex. 2,18.
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...."1. LEG IStIAIVE
K N RICK
One of Florida's most controversial amendments was passed
in 1994, the Net Limitation Act. Since the amendment has
passed, the commercial fishing industry and the balance of
the ecosystem have been in constant decline. HB 741 would
protect the environment for future generations while allow-
ing commercial fishermen to continue earning a living which
contributes to the economy of our communities across the
'7-P state. This issue.is for
S. ,- II from over. The Office
| of Program Policy
h e- Analysis andi
s along with the
University of Florida,
b University, and Florida
Atlantic University will conduct a 2 year study to examine
)the effects of the current mesh size and make determinations
in various mesh sizes. Other issues to be considered in the
study will be the overall effect of the nets on the environ-
ment. I filed HB 741 with the belief that rules and authority
should be based on scientific and biological data. Currently
this data does not exist. Upon completion of this 2 year
study, the compiled data will prove the effects of the current
mesh size and will reveal any changes needed to protect the
economy, the environment and the people.
* Voter Approved Indigent Care Surtax:
This bill was passed unanimously and gives counties \with a
population of 50,000 or less the ability to decide through voter
referendum to impose a half cent ta\ to help fund indigent care
and medical facilities.
* Recreational Licenses and Permits:
I sponsored legislation that will give our military personnel the
ability to purchase a military gold sportsmen's license for $18.50
that will be all inclusive for fishing and hunting. This is a small
token of our appreciation for the risks they take to secure the
freedom of all citizens.
* A Study of the Mesh Size of Nets:
A constitutional amendment in 1994 limited the size of nets to
500 square feet. The Commission rule limited the mesh size to
a 2 inch stretch, Allowing commercial fisherman to use larger
mesh sizes would allow juvenile fish to escape and spawn. A
study will be brought back to the Legislature in 2007.
Uses of the School District Tax:
Legislation that would allow local school boards the flexibility
to use discretionary dollars where they feel those dollars would
be most effective. This was passed unanimously in the house,
however failed in the senate.
Statewide Distance Learning:
Continuing funding will assure the advancement of technologi-
cal and practical advances in the areas of horticulture. One of
the priorities for the district that I represent is appropriations
for this industry that provides significant training and services
with statewide impact.
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Committees: Environmental Regulation (Vice Chair)*Agriculture &
Environmental Appropriations*Future of Florida Families
SLegislative Budget Commission*Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance
counties. Many priorities orte will be realities
including new schools, courthouse fund-
ing, and beach restoration, Water projects
and community historic restoration proj-
ects were also funded along t ith econoinic
Through much debate
and compromise, we
priorities for all the
citizens of the State.
We provided funding
for Universal Pre-K,
and our most vulnerable
in the Medically Needy