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LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
i404 LIBRARY WEST
U:iIVER-3ITY OF FLORIDA
,^AIT't'VrLLY, FL. 32611
Story, Page 6
Senator Al Lawson
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137TH YEAR NO.48, 50 CENTS Published Wednesdays & Fridays
Work Of Art
Story, Photos, Page 14
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2005
Upscale Subdivision Planned
Adjacent To Holly Hills Are
Some 50 One-Acre Lots
Envisioned in Project
Senior Staff Writer
It's only in the early talking
stages, but a big, high-scale devel-
opment may be coming to the west-
ern part of the city.
The property under discussion is
the large tract just south of US
Highway 90 and just west of Holly
Developer Riley Palmer appar-
ently has been in negotiations with
owner Tim Braswell for the possible
purchase of the property.
Palmer approached the City Coun-
cil last week to get the council mem-
bers' feelings on his plans to
develop the property.
It was his desire, Palmer said, that
the development occur within the
city. He wanted to know if council
members were amenable to the an-
nexation of the parcel, which is
presently in the county.
One of the main attractiveness of
the city, Palmer said, was that it
could provide water and sewer serv-
ice. At the same time, he said, the
development would provide the city
with high property taxes and sewer
and water fees.
As he described phase one of the
proposed subdivision, Palmer said it
would consists of 56 to 60 one-acre
lots. Expected prices of the houses,
he said, would be between $250,000
"It will be an upscale
subdivision," Palmer said.
Ironically, the county rezoned the
property several years back to four
houses per acre to make it more at-
tractive to development. But Palmer
said he was not interested in devel-
oping at such a high density. Rather,
he was aiming for the kind of con-
sumers that wanted more of a rural
setting, Palmer said. Hence, his
plans for one house per acre.
"People want to live in rural com-
munities," Palmer said. "They want
He said that he had spoken with
City Superintendent Don Andersodn
about the project and it appeared
that the availability of city sewer
service to the subdivision would
pose no problem.
The one possible obstacle, he said,
was the city's capability to provide
water to the subdivision.
According to Robert George, con-
sultant engineer for the city, it will
cost about $158,000 for the city to
install an 8-inch water line from the
old high school to Holly Hills.
Depending what route the city
chooses to pursue the funding for
the project -- either seeking a Rural
Development grant or an outright
loan -- the process would take be-
tween nine months and two years,
That's when Palmer proposed a
deal that he said would expedite the
installation of the water line and that
New among Festival Events this
yei,, is the 50's Sock Hop scheduled
7:30 to 10 p.m., Friday at the air
conditioned JCHS Cafeteria on Wa-
The event is sponsored by Allen
and Mooney Investment Advisors,
LLC, and Farmers and Merchants
Admission is free and all are en-
couraged to come out to dance to
100 of the greatest hits of the 50's
and early 60's.
It is expected to be a Blast From
the Past, in keeping with the theme
of the Festival.
Joe Land is the DJ for the event.
developers in Tallahassee com-
fi i"That deal calls for Palmer to front
Sthe cost of extending the city's wa-
S" '' terline. The city, meanwhile, would
enter an agreement that would as-
AD sure reimbursement of Palmer's in-
vestment down the line, as the
4 "' development begins to pay for itself
i "in sewer and water fees and property
s I ..L .- Too, the city would a, ree to the
annexation as part of tl( deal.
... I .. .ji 9 Council members expressed open-
|. ..' '.. ness to both the proposed annexa-
i -- other matters. It was the expressed
hope of everyone-concerned that the
i up with a recommendation on Pal-
m-er was offering.
MAYOR JULIE CONLEY, left, discusses Holly Hills, south of US 90, with Developer mproposal by th e July council
plans for an upscale subdivision adjacent to Riley Palmer. (News Photo) meeting.
State Recognizes County
Health Department Program
Senior Staff Writer
The Jefferson County Health De-
partment was one of four health de-
partments recently identified as a
winner of the Davis Productivity
The Davis Productivity Award is
described as a major government
improvement initiative chaired by
the lieutenant governor and spon-
sored by Florida Tax Watch, the
Florida Council of 100, and the state
The stated aim of the program is
to recognize state employees whose
work measurably and significantly
increases productivity and promotes
innovation to improve the delivery
of government services, thereby
saving Florida taxpayers and busi-
Since its establishment in 1989,
the program reportedly has recog-
r. :. r,
nized and rewarded more than 7,000
state employees and work units with
cash, commemorative plaques and
certificates for making measurable
improvements in the way they per-
form and deliver services to Florida
The health departments here and
in Madison, Taylor and Wakulla
counties were recognized for im-
proving their Indigent Pharmaceuti-
cal Programs (IPP), which provide
free or extremely discounted pre-
scription drugs to income-eligible
More specifically, the administra-
tive support personnel for these four
program were recognized. The four
individuals, nominated by Health
Department Director Kim Barnhill,
were Nondis Driggers, of the J.C.
Health Department; Amy Ellison of
the Madison County Health Depart-
ment; Tina Kidd, of the Taylor
County Health Department; and
Linda Sinnot, of the Wakulla
County Health Department.
According to Barnhill's written
nomination, the achievement of the
four employees involved the modifi-
cation and enhancement of the auto-
mated system used to obtain free
prescription medication for 1,304
low-income patients in the four rural
counties, "a threefold increase from
the previous year."
Wrote Barnhill: "The number of
patients served per month increased
over 200 percent, from 173 to 354;
the number of prescriptions ordered
per month increased 220 percent,
from 234 to 521, and the retail value
of prescriptions ordered per month
increased 224 percent, from $52,837
"In the 12-month period (between
May, 2003, and April, 2004), the
team obtained 4,447 free prescrip-
tions, with a retail .value of
Barnhill calculated a total savings
of $456,664, after deducting an esti-
mated value of performance of
(See Health Dept. Page 3)
Appeals In Fulford Case May Be Coming To End
Senior Staff Writer
The death penalty case of Paul
Howell, convicted of killing Florida
Highway trooper Jimmy Fulford in
1992, continues wending its way
through the legal system.
Howell, however, is reported to be
running out of options, insofar as his
appeal of the death penalty. He has
reportedly exhausted all his rights in
the state courts and his case is now
on a fast track in the federal courts.
"He's hanging by a thread," says
Attorney Baya Harrison, who rep-
The 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta,
in fact, is scheduled to hear oral ar-
guments in Howell's case on Mon-
day, June 20.
"The 11th Circuit Court is not
PAUL HOWELL, with face covered, is escorted into court
during his trial for the murder of Trooper Jimmy Fulford.
even addressing the merits of his ap-
peal," says Harrison, who will be ar-
guing Howell's case, along with
Attorney Clyde Taylor. "All the
11th Circuit Court is addressing is
whether the federal court in Talla-
hassee was right in kicking out the
case on a technicality."
That technicality involves the late
filing of Howell's post-conviction
papers by his original lawyer.
"That lawyer made a big mistake,"
Harrison explains. "She did not file
his original post-conviction notice
on time and so the federal district
court here kicked out the case."
Under normal circumstances, ac-
cording to Harrison, Howell's case
would have been litigated in the fed-
eral court' in Tallahassee for years.
But because of the late filing, the
court dismissed the case almost out
The clincher, according to Harri-
son, is that the 11th Court is asking
for oral arguments, even though nei-
ther side requested oral arguments.
"And the only question the court
will be hearing is, Was the federal
court right in kicking out the case? "
"This thing is on a fast track," he
says. "It's going at light speed be-
cause of the missed time situation."
Harrison adds that the determina-
tion of the I Ith Circuit Court will
likely be the last word on the case.
"If the 11th Circuit Court says the
court here is right, it's all over,"
The next step would be the US
Supreme Court. But the chances of
the high court taking up the case are
expected to be slim to none.
Fulford, a county native, was
killed Feb. 1, 1992, when a bomb-
rigged and gift-wrapped microwave
oven exploded in the trunk of a ve-
hicle that he stopped on the inter-
state for excessive speed.
The bomb, it turned out, was con-
structed by Howell, who intended it
to silence a murder witness in Mari-
In his appeal of his conviction,
Howell argued that his trial attorney
had failed to provide an adequate
defense because the latter had not
asserted that Fulford had contributed
to his own death by violating FHP
policy when he opened the gift-
The court rejected the argument, a
decision subsequently upheld by the
Florida Supreme Court in May,
"It was almost certain that How-
ell's action would result in the death
(See Appeals Page 3)
Editorial, Page 4
Festival Sock Hop
On Tap Tonight
PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 17, 2005
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LAWSON REID HARVEY
1 Year Old
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Two Years Old
TAYLOR SHIANNE KNECHT
Three Years Old ,
Baby Contest Winners
COURTNEY RENEE SMITH
1 Year Old
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DATES: Clinic I Tues., June 7 Thurs., June 9
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Patricia Sorensen and Ana
McGlamory, co-chairs of the Water-
melon Festival Baby Contest, re-
ports that some 70 entries were re-
ceived this year, making the 26th
year of the contest.
Back in 1979 the contest began at
Braswell's Store, where owners
Polly and Forrest Brown arranged
contest photos against the white lat-
ticework in their front store window.
; While Braswell is no longer in
business, citizens can still view the
contest entries in the windows of
Jackson's Drugs and Monticello Flo-
rist and Gifts, surrounded with mats
of watermelon slices and vines.
* Pictures submitted displayed
much creativity, Sorensen said, and
stated that winners have already
been notified by telephone.
; Awards will be presented at the
Sbck Hop, Friday, at the JCHS
Cafeteria on Water Street,.
. Winners, their parents, and age
* In the 0-5 month old category:
Morgan Drew Linn is the daughter
of Michael and Cherri Linn.
Martavias Lerrad Young is the son
of Trinkina Benjamin:
In the 6-12 month old category:
Darby Jean Beckingham is the
daughter of Chris and Corin Beck-
Lawson Reid Harvey is the son of
Kent and Leslie Havey.
In the one year old category:
Courtney Renee Smith is the daugh-
ter of Warren (Bug) and Renee
William Burnell Stewart, Jr. is the
son of William Burnell Stewart, .
In the two year old category:
Olivia Kay Walton is the daughter
of Katrina and Jay Walton.
Jessee James Tucker is the son of
Danielle and Lather Tucker.
In the three year old category:
Taylor ShiAnne Knecht is the
daughter of Ashley and Erik
Cody Alexander Lamb is the son
of Dawn and Lee Lamb.
In the four year old category:
Emily Ann Brock is the daughter of
Katie and Kirk Brock.
Mark David Prevatt, Jr. is the son
of Rachel and Mark Prevatt.
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Three Years Old
Clinic II Tues., July 12 Thurs., July 14
All clinics, Half day: 9 am 12 noon
$135 for each clinic
For additional information/registration form,
call: 906-9108 or 644-0886
EMILY ANN BROCK
Four Years Old
THE RARE DOOR
DOers Club July Meetings
The July meetings of the DOers
Club Diabetics Support Group have
been scheduled for noon, July 8 at
the Jefferson County Health De-
partment, and 10:30 a.m., Monday,
July 11, at the Jefferson Senior
During the July 8 meeting, par-
ticipants should feel free to bring
a bag lunch with them.
The meetings are free and all ma-
terials will be provided at no cost.
Participants will discuss timely
diabetes information topics.
. They will network with other dia-
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ideas, and receive and/or give sup-
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dancers perform their steps are Little lyn McGlamory. (News Photo)
Health Dept. Recognized
(Continued From Page 1)
$370,080 for 2002-2003 and adding
the use of a $100,000 grant to help
accomplish the improvements.
With reference to the specific
achievement of the four employees,
Barnhill wrote: "The process and
system used by staff to work with*
local physicians to order the correct
prescription medication for patients
requires extraordinary attention to
detail and accurate production of ap-
plications that must be processed by
local physicians offices and tracked
until medication is received. The
process is repetitive and the work-
load increases exponentially as new
patients are added and existing pa-
tients remain active. This requires
mastery of complex computer appli-
As for the benefits of the overall
program, Barnhill noted that the
program significantly increased ac-
cess to quality heath-care for low-
income rural residents who other-
wise would not have been able to af-
ford the medication.
At the same time, she noted, phy-
sicians benefited from the program's
stabilization of patients' chronic dis-
(Continued From Page 1)
of someone, if not his intended vic-
tim," the Florida Supreme Court
judges wrote in their ruling. "There-
fore, the alleged policy violation by
the trooper in searching the pack-
age's contents would not have ne-
gated any of the elements of
first-degree murder, including that
the death was caused by Howell's
Howell was convicted of the mur-
der of Fulford in late 1994 in Pensa-
cola, FL. He was sentence to the
death penalty in early 1995.
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Wrote Barnhill: "Without this as-
sistance, seniors would not be able
to afford medications prescribed by
their physicians, resulting in the
worsening of chronic illnesses such
as high-blood pressure, asthma, em-
physema and diabetes.
What's more, she noted, the pro-
gram enhanced the relationship be-
tween health departments and local
"Because the program is available
to all health-care providers in the
community, it has served to link the
health departments to their commu-
nity providers and enhanced the re-
lationship between them," Barnhill
said. "The health departments now
serve a role in their communities
that is very much appreciated by the
local health-care providers."
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WESLEY HOWELL, City Fire Chief, argued in
vain, in Jan, 1988, against a motion to abol-
ish the City's paid Fire Department and con-
vert it to a volunteer department.
. Councilmen, L-R: Ernest Larry, Roy Gray,
Mayor Ike Anderson, voted in favor of the
motion. (News Photo)
In National Promo
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services has
teamed up with Wal-Mart and the
Produce for Better Health Founda-
tion to encourage children to eat
more fresh fruits and vegetables for
a healthier lifestyle.
Families who visit Wal-Mart's
1,700 Supercenters and Neighbor-
hood Markets on June 25 from 11
a.m. To 5 p.m. Will find produce
sections featuring characters and
themes from the upcoming "Fantas-
tic Four" children's action movie.
The movie, which will be released
on July 8, is based on the classic
comic book strip that focuses on as-
tronauts who have become super he-
"These popular comic book heroes
will help capture children's attention
about the importance of healthy eat-
ing," Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson said. "At-
tracting children to the grocery store
produce section and encouraging
them to sample fresh fruits and
vegetables can help them discover
that healthy eating can be fun, too."
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services is
providing free samples of fresh
Florida watermelon, a traditional
summertime favorite, in 107 Flor-
ida Wal-Mart Supercenter produce
sections during the June 25 event.
The "Fresh from Florida" logo
will also be featured on point-of-sale
and display materials promoting wa-
termelon and other Florida-grown
The Produce for Better Health
Foundation's "5 A Day The Color
Way" encourages young people to
get their five daily servings of fresh.
fruits and vegetables.
During the Wal-Mart event, chil-
dren will receive an activity book
that includes kid friendly recipes.
Parents will receive the "5 A Day
The Color Way" guide, which intro-
duces them to the benefits of choos-
ing a variety of health-promoting
fruits and vegetables from each of
the five color groups, and provides
other helpful information including,
a serving size guide.
"Our goal is to educate families
about the new Dietary Guidelines
for Americans' recommendation to
eat more fruits and vegetables than
any other food group about half
your plate," said Elizabeth Pivoka,
Ph.D., R.D., president of the Pro-
duce for Better Health Foundation.
BY REX M. ROGERS
Music is a fine art, and as a fine
art it is forever changing and chang-
ing rapidly. That is because music,
like all artistic expression, captures
as much emotion as reason. It seeks
to express thoughts that are as yet
inexpressible in more detailed and
Now I do not mean that music is
not rational. Indeed music is capable
of incredible statements of deeply
thought-out philosophy, both or-
dered and harmonic and dissonant
Music is truly a universal lan-
guage in that it enables us to com-
municate across cultures and across
But music's special gift is that it is
affective. It appeals to our innermost
feelings. Consequently, people's
taste in music is highly personal,
preferential, and idiosyncratic. We
know what we like and like what we
know. We like what we like whether
others like it or not.
In times of rapid cultural change,
some music is always on the frontier
of discussion and development. So
if you like today's music, you may
not like tomorrow's because you
may not share the values, feelings,
and philosophies being expressed.
Music is preference because it is
so personal. In any given family,
spouses and other family members
may have very different musical
tastes. So judging what is "good" or
"bad" in music is forever problem-
As always, the key to determining
acceptability for the Christian is
whether the music directly violates
Scripture or whether the music falls
within the infinite realm of choice
that God has given us. If it does not
undermine Scripture, then the music
must not be labeled "bad" whether
we like it or not.
Music is a fine art. Like it or not,
music is synonymous with prefer-
(Rex M. Rogers, Ph.D., book
author and president of Cornerstone
University, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
pens this column, which appears in
Opinion & Comment.
BY RON CICHON
Watermelon Festival in full swing
with lots of activities on tap this
A highlight of the annual event is
choosing the Watermelon Queen
and her court to reign over the festi-
val. This year's honors go to Queen
Alana Chambers and her court,,
Lindsey Scott and Charlsie Boyatt. i
FCAT scores for our schools rep-
resent a mixed bag with the Middle
and High Schools improving while
the elementary school dropped from
C to F status.
I haven't had a chance to hear the
19 South Band, but friends tell me
they're good...Bill Beaty soon to be
Rotary president, his second tour of
duty. This may indicate the great
support he has in the club for the
good job he did last go round or an-
other chance to get it right.
SDid the Micheal Jackson verdict
Short Takes & Other Notions
premiums are expected to go up an
average of 9 percent next year.
There's something wrong when a
major corporation CEO is fired and
walks with a $20 to $50 million
Polls show some 56 percent of
Americans are questioning why we
went to war with Iraq.
If you don't make choices in life,
life chooses for y.ou, and you inay
not like the choices you'-ve been
Didja know lightning often strikes
outside of heavy rain and may occur
as far as 10 miles from the nearest
rainfall? Most people who are killed
by lightning are killed at the peak of
a storm's intensity than during any
With more and more developers
eyeing Jefferson County, the work
of our Planning Commission, made
up of volunteers, is of critical im-
City Council has taken a bold step
surprise you? ...Health insurance.,: in becoming a high-speed wireless
Group studying the possibility of
providing a sewer system for the
Lloyd area is made up of folks with
lots of experience dealing with
I walked into the Chamber meet-
ing Tuesday and Elvis was there. El-
vis is moving around the county
during the festival and if you see
him, make.note':because the person
with the most sightings, will win! a
prize at tonight's sock'hop in the old
Don't miss the Rotary Barbecue
tonight Serving line opens at 4:30
p.m. and a special takeout line will
be in place.
The first VCR was made in 1956.
It was the size of a piano...Back in
1838, Los Angeles passed an ordi-
nance requiring men to obtain a per-
mit before serenading a woman.
Frank Blow's dancing is fast be-
coming legendary... Good news from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
bacteria on meat and poultry are de-
lining thanks to new food safety.
According to Ron Harrison, an en-,
tomologist at Orkin, Inc., ways to;
keep a home roach free include stor-
ing garbage containers in dry areas,
sealing cracks around doors and
windows, and disposing of card-
board boxes and paper bags %hich
provide shelter sites for
cockroaches. There you have it.
Former Commissioner Fred VWil-.
liams got a nice reception at the
Tuesday Chamber meeting since he
and Valinda.have been longtime
supporters of the organization.
Years ago when we were between
chamber managers, Valinda stepped
in and did a wonderful job,
Gals from Dr. Carney's clinic tell
me they are on a roll. George Car-
swell picked up their lunch tab one
day and then John Guerin did the
same thing a few days later. We're
equal opportunity folks they told
me, implying I should get the next
Some Pensions Are At Risk
BY MARK MIX
Last month, a Chicago bankruptcy
judge approved a settlement author-
izing the taxpayer backed Pension
Benefit Guarantee Corporation
(PBGC) to take over $6.6 billion in
United Airlines pension liabilities.
Plenty of people have reason to be
unhappy about the settlement.
According to a press release is-
sued by Big Labor Congressman
George Miller (D-Calif.), the
United-PBGC deal will "result in an
average 25 percent to 50 percent
[pension] cut for most active and re-
tired United employees, from cus-
tomer service representatives to
flight crew members."
Meanwhile, taxpayer advocates
fear that now that United has re-
ceived a judicial green light to dump
its pensions on a federal government
agency, other struggling airlines will
do the same, Money-hemorrhaging
auto and steel companies may then
follow suit. Ultimately, the PBGC
Could go belly-up, resulting in a
massive federal taxpayer-funded
bailout dwarfing the $200 billion
S&L fiasco of the late eighties.
Pilots union officials also claim
they are victims of the United settle-
ment. However, the reality is that
they have made out very well at the
expense of rank-and-file members,
United shareholders, and (poten-
tially) federal taxpayers.
The federal Railway Labor Act
(RLA) empowers pilots and other
airline union bosses to act as the
"exclusive" (monopoly) bargaining
agents of airline employees in con-
tract negotiations over pay, benefits,
and working conditions. And as an
additional privilege, the RLA
authorizes union officials to force
employees, like it or not, to pay
dues or "fees" to their union
monopoly-bargaining agent. Em-
ployees who refuse get fired.
The deal is especially sweet for
the hierarchy of the Airline Pilots
Association (ALPA) and other pilots
unions. Nearly 60 percent of Amer-
ica's pilots, including nearly all pi-
lots for major carriers, are subject to
union monopoly-bargaining control.
And, unlike for most other union of-
ficials, the forced dues and "fees"
that pilots union bosses collect are
typically tallied as a percentage of
pilots' earnings, not as a fixed
amount per member.
Consequently, whenever pilots'
pay goes up ALPA union officials
automatically rake in more forced
Over the years, officials of the
ALPA's United division have thus
had a powerful incentive in contract
negotiations to encourage the com-
pany to under fund its pension pro-
gram and put the money in pilots'
Together with machinists union
officials, that's just what the pilots
union brass did. And to get what
they wanted, they repeatedly threat-
ened illegal strikes and engaged in
illegal work slowdowns, as "Wall
Street Journal" editor Holman
Jenkins recalled in a May 25
As recently as five years ago,
then-ALPA chief Rick Dubinsky
was still bragging about this
strategy, Jenkins added. In 2000,
Mr. Dubinsky famously told United
management, "We don't want to kill
the golden goose. We just want to
choke it by the neck until it gives us
every last egg."
But current ALPA President
Duane Woerth seems to suffer from
amnesia when it comes to the
ALPA's long record of intimidating
the only sporadically profitable
United into signing contracts that
rapidly expanded the union's
forced-dues cas flow, but put em-
ployees' pension funds at risk. The
pension catastrophe is all manage-
ment's fault, Mr. Woerth patheti-
Unfortunately for federal taxpay-
(See Pensions Page 5)
Department Offers Energy Saving Tips
Keeping your cool in the kitchen
could save you some cash. A typical
kitchen ventilation fan can pull out a
houseful of cooled air in one hour.
That can cause energy bills to rise.
Try these energy- and moneysaving
tips from the Department of Energy
Replace incandescent bulbs with
. Use a microwave oven instead
of a conventional oven.
Use a power strip to control your
electricity use. A large number of
electrical products from air condi-
tioners to VCRs can't be switched
off completely without being un-
plugged. These products draw
power 24 hours a day. Plugging
them into a power strip to shut them
off will save you money.
Lower the thermostat on you hot
water heater to 115 degrees and take
showers instead of baths.
Wash only full loads of dishes
The shelter from three trees,
properly planted around a house,
can cut annual heating/cooling costs
up to $250.
Grown on trellises, vines and ivy
can shade windows or the whole
side of a house. Trees or shrubs can
shade air-conditioning units.
Use a programmable thermostat
with the AC to adjust the unit at
night or when no one is home.
Keep lamps and TVs away from
the thermostat. The appliances' heat
could cause the air conditioner to
Replace five most frequently
used lights with Energy Star bulbs
and fixtures and save $60 a year.
According to the President's Na-
tional Energy Policy, typical home-
owners can save an estimated 30
percent (about $400) a year on their
'home energy bill by using Energy
Install white shades, drapes or
blinds to reflect heat. Close curtains
on southwest-facing windows dur-
ing the day. Sunny windows can
make an air conditioner work three
Replacing single- and double-
paned windows with Energy Star
qualified windows can save a sig-
nificant amount of money on your
energy bill over time.
Caulking and weather stripping
will help keep indoor air cool. If you
see holes or separated joints in
ducts, hire a professional to repair
Add insulation around AC ducts
in attics and crawl spaces. Also, be
sure the fireplace damper is securely
Consider investing in insulation
for the whole house (NAPS).
From Our Photo File
Music Captures Reason
in Personal way
I am writing this letter as an ap-
peal to your readership.
A dear friend and a member of the
Opera House Stage Company has
been struck down with a heart attack
and two strokes.
His mind is still good, but his
body, sadly, is failing him.
The last thing he did at the Opera
House was to emcee the Vaudeville
show we had there in March of this
He would very much like to have
photos of what will surely be his last-
People in the audience took pic-
tures, but we don't know who these
If anyone has photos of the March
2005 Vaudeville Show, could you
lend them to us?
We will make copies for our
friend and return the originals to
You can drop them by the Opera
House office, or call Jan Rickey at
Monticello Opera House
The Jefferson County Humane
Society has named "Cisco" as their
adoptable canine of the week.
, Cisco who was first thought to be
a lost puppy, found approximately
a month, ago, apparently turned out
to be an animal who had been
dumped along side the road.
No one ever came forward to
claim the animal.
He is a tri-colored Beagle mix
with a short and stocky frame, ap-
parently four months old, neutered
and all vaccinations are up to date.
Shelter caretaker Cheryl Bautista
said when he was found, he was
running up the middle of the road,
seemingly trying to catch up to the
vehicle that had just left him.
The animal was apparently well
taken care of, and wearing a flea
He is described as being calm,
lovable, obedient, rides well in a
car and is housebroken.
"I can't see someone dumping
such a beautiful, sweet, loving and
highly intelligent animal," said
Bautista. "I just don't understand
Cisco is a great indoor animal
and a good outdoor animal. He gets
along extremely well with children,
adults and other dogs and animals.
To adopt Cisco or any of the
other many pets available call the
shelter at 342-0244.
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 17, 2005 PAGE 5
Writer Never Saw
Ghosts At Old Jail
I wrote a weekly article "Ddwn In
Aucilla" for several years back
when Bill Counts was editor, but I
have never written a letter to the
After reading the Ghost Trackers
Tour plans in the June 8 issue, I was
compelled to write this letter.
First of all, let me say I read the
article on you in the Democrat.
Congratulations on your retire-
ment. Slow down and enjoy life.
My father was Sheriff and we
lived in the old jail, which now is
the Supervisor of Elections Office.
We lived there from 1957 until
1967. Never, did we know of, or en-
counter any paranormal activities.
I talked to Lillie Mae (Bell) Kin-
sey at church, Sunday who said I
could quote her.
The Bells lived in the old jail for
several years up until 1957. Her fa-
ther was a deputy sheriff, and they
never knew of any paranormal ac-
Both Lillie Mae and I agree we
have nothing but wonderful memo-
ries of our families from the old jail.
THE HANDLEY FAMILY enjoythe grilled Thursday. From left, Hunter, Mary Pate and
chicken at the Festival Kickoff Dinner, last Randall Handley. (News Photo)
Howard Middle School
Holds Graduation Exercises
After a hiatus of several years,
Howard Middle School resumed
graduation exercises with the class
The ceremony began with the fac-
ulty marching in, donning aca-
demic robes and hoods in their re-
spective school colors, to the "War
March of the Priests", played by
Caroline Henry, led by faculty
members, Brenda Kelly and Celes-
Dr. 0. Sylvia Lamar Florida A
& M University Professor, HMS
alumnus and JCHS graduate, pre-
School Board member Charles
Boland led the Pledge of Alle-
giance and the invocation was
given by Rev. Helen Johnson-
Robinson, pastor of Bethel AME
Special music was rendered by
Ireshia Lashay Denson, a graduat-
ing student who made a perfect 6.0
on the writing section of the FCAT.
The graduation speaker, Dr. Jo-
seph Webster, Sr., Owner and CEO
of the Webster Surgical Center in
Tallahassee, introduced by School
Board Chairperson Beverly Sloan.
Margaret Williams provided spe-
Tyler Murdock delivered the Sa-
lutatorian Address, and Courtney '
Holmes, delivered the Valedicto-
Superintendent of Schools Phil
Barker introduced the graduates
and Sloan and Michelle Jones, co-
ordinator of testing at FAMU, pre-
sented graduation certificates to the
Stefan Cuyler, a deceased class-
mate, was honored with a special
presentation by Arsenio Bright and
with the singing of the class song.
Guidance Counselor Kathy
Walker, conducted the Honors
presentations and Joni Wilson,
HMS alumnus, JCHS graduate and
Disney World financial analyst,
presented an award from Disney
World to Denson for her achieve-
ment on the FCAT writing test.
She received a trip to Disney
World for herself and her entire
Denson was also presented with
a certificate and a cash award by
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HMS Principal Juliette Fisher-
Jackson, the faculty and students
exited to the recessional "Pomp and
Other School Board members
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tower, Fred Shofner and Ed Voller-
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ers and millions of other unionized
workers, besides United there are
thousands of other American com-
panies whose PBGC-backed pension
plans are now grossly under funded,
often because the companies them-
selves have been rendered uncom-
petitive by Big Labor
featherbedding and wasteful work
The PBGC estimates that single-
and multi-employer plans combined
now have a total liability of $600
billion. And it's overwhelmingly
unionized workers in industries like
airlines, autos and auto parts, steel,
trucking, construction, and groceries
whose pensions are in jeopardy.
It may already be too late to spare
taxpayers the enormous expense of
bailing out the PBGC as more and
more unionized businesses find they
are unable to meet their pension ob-
ligations. But Congress can still pro-
tect countless employees and
employers from future pension melt-
downs by repealing all federal-
labor-law provisions that authorize
union monopoly bargaining and
While additional reforms to safe-
guard pensions are undoubtedly -
warranted, labor-law reform alone :
would empower independent-
minded employees to reject deals
forged by union officials, who, ex-
perience shows, often place little-'
value on employees' retirement se-
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PAGE 6, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 17, 2005
The Jefferson County Boys and
Girls Club Physical Education Pro-
gram (PEP) reports its physical fit-
ness and sports activities which took
place in May.
On May 14, the Boys and Girls
Clubs sponsored a Super Saturday
event at the Teen Center.
This event began with an educa-
tional Science presentation by "Mad
Science of Tallahassee."
Immediately following the presen-
tation sports events took place.
These consisted of team sports
such as softball, basketball, timed
jump rope competitions, and team
Snacks and prizes were donated
by the Boys and Girls Club staff
members, and Pizza Hut.
The Boys and Girls Club staff
commend Pizza Hut Manager Mark
Enoch and his staff for supporting
Fire Rescue To
The Wacissa Volunteer Fire Res-
cue will present its first gospel sing
,featuring The Diamonds, The Pip-
,pins, and Glory Bound, 7 p.m. Sat-
Surday, June 25, at Wacissa United
In addition, Guiding Lights, aka
SCody Gospel Group, and Charles
$ Boland will perform.
No tickets will be sold before the
event and a $7 donation is suggested
upon arrival at the door.
Concessions will open at 6 p.m.
Suffering hot dogs, chips, sweet
treats, and soft drinks.
Mary C. Smith
Ma-y C. Smith, 96 of 9626 S. Salt
R vd, Lamont, FL died June 9, 2005
at Capital Regional Medical Center.
Smith was a native of Lamont and
lived in Jefferson County for 96
She was a house wife. She was a
.member of Mt. Morilla M.B.
Church, and also a member of the
Women Home Mission. She was a
member of Jefferson County Union
She is survived by one sister Leola
Burnett of Petersburg, VA, 2 foster
daughters Lillie (Albert) Simmons
of Lamont, Ruthie (Charles) Moore
of High Springs. A nephew of La-
mont Willie (Betty) Smith, a host of
nieces and grand nephews, cousins
and sorrowing friends. Also neph-
ews Robert Lee Smith of Northport,
and James Clair of P ,cl ester, NY, 1
niece Jessie Mae James of
Funeral services will be Saturday,
June 18, 2005, 11:00 at Mt. Morilla
M.B.C. in Lamont with Rev. Ken-
neth Jones officiating. Interment
will follow at Mt. Morilla Cemetery.
Pallbearers are friends of the
Family. Honorary pallbearers are
Deacons of Mt. Morilla MB Church.
The family will receive friends Fri-
day, June 17. evening 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. at Branch St. Funeral Home.
the children in the Boys and Girls
On Monday, May 16 the Clubs
participated in the MLK Proclama-
tion Foundation Day Parade.
The walk began at the Capital City
Bank and ended at the MLK memo-
The children did a wonderful job
walking with posters that promoted
exercise and healthy eating tips.
The walk is estimated to be over
The Clubs also recognized the
PEP Star Students of the Month. All
four Clubs recognized their PEP
The requirements of being nomi-
nated for PEP Star Students include:
compliance with all Club norms;
participating the most in each exer-
cise session; and displaying excep-
tional good behavior and leadership.
Tara Smith and Richard Hawkins
were the PEP Star Students for the
Howard Middle School Club. And,
Ladrica Houston was the PEP Star
Student for the St. Phillip Club.
The community is encouraged to
become involved with the local
Boys and' Girls Clubs and their ac-
The Jefferson County Arts, Inc.
will offer children's Art Classes 9
a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday June 21
through Friday, June 24.
The classes are planned for chil-
dren ingrades 2 5.
Teachers for the classes, will be
artists of the Center.
The classrooms are located at the
Art Center on West Washington
Street, next Building "A."
The four days of classes will in-
clude Drawing, Painting, Jewelry,
and Creating in Clay.
The cost is $25 a day.
Children should bring a sack
lunch with them. Space is limited.
Contact Judy Miller at 997-2646
or the Art Center at 997-3311, for
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Tom Jen-
nings, Sr., would like to acknowl-
edge and thank everyone for the
wonderful outpouring of love, com-
fort, prayers, care and assistance
shown to our family during our time
We felt truly blessed to have so
many family and friends come to
our assistance with food, flowers,
cards, and concern.
Special thanks to Ted Turner and
the staff and friends from Avalon
Plantation and the staff of Hospice
House and staff and doctors at Tal-
lahassee Memorial Regional Hospi-
May God continue to bless each
and everyone of you for your kind-
Tom Jennings Family
Yeager, Hayley Winchester, and Nicole Hon-
cell. (News Photo)
Boys, Girls Clubs Work
On Physical Education
Aim Of Program Is To Promote
Healthy Lifestyles Among Blacks
Senior Staff Writer
The state recently awarded the
Health Department a $30,000 grant
to address the county's racial dispar-
As Health Department Director
Kim Barnhill explains it, a large gap
exists in the county between the
white and. black communities in
terms of health issues.
Barnhill points to the latest statis-
tics, which show blacks in the
county scoring consistently and
overwhelmingly higher than whites
in the areas of cancer, heart disease,
diabetes and infant mortality, among
It's all related to lifestyle, says
"We need to improve people's di-
ets," she says. "We need to eat more
fruits and exercise more. The high
numbers are a direct result of un-
IN LOVING MEMORY
James 'Big Guy' Campbell
March 3, 1952 Feb. 6, 2005
One day we were laughing and
talking and the next day I was cry-
ing all alone.
For your name had been called on
the roll, an Angel came and took'
If I had known it was going to be
the last time, I would have hugged.
you the entire day.
Now all I can do is reminisce on
the good times, or kneel by your
grave and pray.
My nights have been long and rest-
less, but I'm sure you already know.
I guess I'm still waiting for you to
call or come knocking at my door.
I just want to thank you for the
courage, knowledge and wisdom,
that you've instilled in me.
Cutting the grass and changing a
tire were all part of my training, to
make it independently.
Go ahead, Big Guy, and get your:
rest, because your little girl is on the
I'm running for Jesus and I can't,
stop. There's definitely no turning
Happy Father's Day, Big Guy.
Loving you always,
Barnhill has formed a task force to
help her address the problem. She
says the $30,000 grant will be used
to mount an educational campaign
that will target the black community
with print, radio and television ads
promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Following are some of the num-
bers that prompted the' $30,000
Grashauna Alexis Crumitie
She was a gift from God, a sweet
angel from above.
Through all your pain, not once
did I hear you complain.
Your struggle wasn't long and you
fought a good fight.
Finally God spoke and said,
Grashauna, close your eyes and
I can still hear your laughter al-
though it's almost a year after.
Today is your birthday and now
you are nine,
I think of how much time has
passed since you were mine.
I think of you often, every day. I
will love you forever, forever and
all days. Happy Birthday.
Love to you,
Marcus Bernard, Kalvontay,
Anthony, Deshawn, Gramma,
The statistics show that the
county's population, increased by
1,606 between 1990 (population:
11,296) and 2000 (population:
12,902), with the greatest concentra-
tion in the 25 to 64 age group.
Population density per square mile
was 21.6, versus 296.4 per sq. mile
in the state.
Of the total population, whites
comprised 8,383 or 61.6 percent,
blacks comprised 5,117 or 37.6 per-
cent, and others comprised 118 or
0.9 percent, compared with 81.9
percent white, 15.6 percent black
and 2.5 percent others for the state.
(A discrepancy exists here. When
one adds the above numbers, the
population comes out to 13,618,
versus the 12,902 identified earlier.
The report, however, offers no ex-
planation for the difference.)
The percentage of the county
population below the poverty level
was 17.1 in 2000, down from 22.5
percent in 1990. Statewide, the per-
centage of the population below the
poverty level was 12.5 percent. The
report offers no breakdown in terms
of the racial makeup of households
below the poverty level.
Median household income was
$32,998 in 2000, up from $21,782
in 1990, but still below the state-
wide median of $38,819.
Black deaths exceeded white
deaths by 334.7. (1,259.2 versus
924.5 respectively) during the three-
year period of 2001-2003.
The causes of death during this
three-year-period, ranked from
highest to lowest, were heart
disease, cancer, stroke, chronic
lower respiratory disease, diabetes,
motor vehicle crashes,
Among blacks, the three highest
causes of death, exceeding whites
and other races in each of the cate-
gories, were heart disease, cancer
The statistics also show more
births to unwed black mothers than
to white mothers; more cases of late
or no prenatal care among black
mothers; and more infant, neonatal,
and post-neonatal mortality. in the
Omero and Dana Rosas of Wau-
keerah announce the birth of their
daughter, Andraya Cecilia Rosas.
She was born May 26, 2005, at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
She weighed 5 lbs and 15 oz and
was 18.5 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Jose and
Maria Rosas of Celaya, Mexico.
Maternal grandparents are Drew
and Kim Norman of Waukeenah.
Paternal Great Grandmother Ninfa
Vieyra, of Celaya Mexico.
Maternal Great Grandparents are
Bill and Virgie Harrod of Wau-
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Greater Elizabeth MB Church
celebrAtes its 39th annual Home-
coming Service 11 a.m, with guest
speaker Pastor Ronald Rackley and
the Faith and Worship Ministry of
Capitola. Guest Choir is Queen
Chapel PB of Tallahassee. Sunday
School is at.9:45 a.m.
Memorial MB Church celebrates
Real Fathers; Real Men with 11 a.m.
Services Sunday, followed by a
New Bethel AME Church will
hold its Father's Day Program 11
a.m. Sunday. Guest Speaker is Min-
ister Timbre Denmark, of Tallahas-
see. Ford Chapter Youth Adult
Choir will provide the music.
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Red Hat Ladies Discuss
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 17, 2005 PAGE 7
Red Hats of America ladies met
Saturday at the home of Lee Condon
for their June gathering during
which members shared information
about their backgrounds.
Sample personal questions were
prepared by hostesses Dottie Jenkins
and Condon, and were distributed
among the group.
Members shared information
about their spouses and children.
They told of moving to Monticello
from other towns and states, and
why they chose Monticello. A few
ladies were actually born and reared
Women talked about their
careers, and about what they are do-
ing in retirement.
They talked about their favorite
television shows and discussed
In her free time, Nancy Kinnee's
favorite hobby is riding her Harley
Mary Nowell mentioned that
when her spouse retired from IBM,
they chose Moncticello as their
home, of all the places they had
Liz and Derek Walker announce
the birth of their children Lily Elise
and Luke Thomas, born April 28,
2005 at Tallahassee Memorial Hos--
Lily was born at 11:29 a.m. and
weighed 4 pounds and 15 ounces.
and was 18 3/4 inches long.
Luke was born 11:30 a.m.,
weighed 4 pounds and 12 ounces,
and was 18 1/4 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Linda
and Cary Wheeler of Monticello.
Paternal grandparents are Barbara
and Wayne Walker of Waukeenah.
Maternal great grandparents are Jo
and Hank Lee and Annie Ruth
Maynard, and the late James
Paternal grandparents are the late
Lillie and Quinton Nobles and the
late Myrtice Herndon and the late
Lyman Walker, II.
Breanna Leigh Kaschmitter was
born June 10, 2005 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, to Becca and
Thomas Kaschmitter of Lamont.
She weighed 7 pounds and 4
Her maternal grandparents are
Bonnie and Deloyd Loveless of La-
mont. Her paternal grandparents are
Elaine and Jack Kaschmitter of
Her great-grandparents are Sara
and Deloyd Loveless, Sr. of
Lamont, and Clarence Movry of La-
mont and Barbara Movry from Ten-
nessee, and Maggie and George
Kaschmitter of Monticello.
Her great-great grand mother is
Lucille Loveless of Lamont.
lived. IBM means "I've Been
Moved," she quipped.
Mary Connell lives a mile
and a half from where she was born
and raised. Although she hasn't
moved too far from home, she does
a lot of traveling.
Irene Evans was a welder in her
younger days, and claims could
weld with the best of them.
Colleen Weber came to Monti-
cello from Canada by way of Michi-
gan. She says the area looks much
like her Ontario home land.
She enjoys not making a covered
dish for the Red Hat meets and is a
very proud American citizen.
Carmela Naranjo also came to the
area from Cuba by way of New
In all their closing comments,
came the mention of their love for
their Red Hats group and the free-
doms it offers them, and especially
the lack of responsibility. The
members just chill out and have fun.
Two guests present were:
Martha Ward. whose hobby is
her grandchildren. She's been mar-
ried 44 years on July 3. She adds
that her husband didn't want to
marry on July 4 because he didn't
want to give up his independence.
She also loves to can fruits and
Margie Cole: was a Spanish
teacher at the Aucilla Christian
Academy. She is now taking a re-
prieve to care for her mother.
A delightful luncheon of pasta
dishes with bite sized cheesecakes
for dessert was served.
Queen Mum Minnie Stokley re-
minded the ladies that the Red Hats
are expected to make a great show-
ing at the Watermelon Festival
Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted
by the Monticello Woman's Club.
Red Hat ladies from Perry, Talla-
hassee, Madison, and surrounding
areas have been planning to attend.
Tables have been reserved and red
hats are to be worn so as to find
each other in the soldout crowd.
She also made mention that ladies,
again dressed in their decorated red
hats, will meet at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 18 to watch the pa-
rade, on the south steps of the court-
The parade is scheduled to begin
at 10 a.m. at the Capital City Bank'
on South Jefferson Street.
The July meeting of the Red Hats
of America will be at the Toscoga
Market Place on South Broad Street
in Thomasville, GA.
Ladies interested in attending will
meet at 11 a.m. in the Dunn's Furni-
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William Tolbert of Monticello has
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I- Barn Dance, Barbecue
Draws Good Crowd
ENCORE BAND entertained for the Willow
Pond Barn Dance. Members include, from
left: Frank Purvis, Dr. Robert (Mike) Purvis,
COUPLES ENJOYED the Barbecue and Barn
Dance held for the first time as a Melon
Festival Event. Clyde Simpson reports the
'. i .. "
Rick Weatherby, Wendell Purvis, and Ronnie
The Rusty Rooster Dance Hall at
Willow Pond was rocking and roll-
ing Friday evening to the music of
the Encore Band.
"The barn dance and barbecue were
a new addition to the Watermelon
Festival Events this year, and drew
an enthusiastic crowd, which lin-
gered on after the band finished its
Some 102 people enjoyed a buffet
of chicken and ribs, with side dishes
-of baked beans, corn-on-the-cob,
and cole slaw.
The hall was decorated in Rusty
Rooster style, with ornate bandana
center pieces topping the tables.
Elvis made another of his festival
appearances and executed a few
fancy dance steps on the floor.
The Encore Band, and its local tal-
ent kept the crowded dance floor
hopping throughout the evening.
"The place was still alive with
people up to an hour after the band
stopped playing," Clyde Simpson
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"There was a lot of dancing going
on, and everyone seemed to be hav-
ing a great time," he added.
Attendees were treated to horse
drawn carriage rides around the
canopied lanes of Willow Pond.
"This was a successful event and
we will continue to make this an an-
nual barn dance and barbecue,on the
first Friday of the Watermelon Fes-
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Because of the threat of severe
weather posed by Topical Storm
Arlene last weekend, the 29th An-
nual Watermelon Festival Softball
Tournament was rescheduled for
Saturday, July 9.
The tournament will begin at 8
,a.m. in the Recreation Park.
The 12 men's teams competing in
:the double-elimination event were
determined over a month ago.
Last year's event saw some 200-
300 spectators and lasted into the
wee hours of the morning, with
many participants camping in tents
while awaiting their turns on the
Recreation Park Director Kevin
Aman expects a similar number of
spectators again this year.
The previous tournament saw a
grueling battle ongoing for many.
hours, with 125 players receiving
watermelons for each homerun
Team Footlong of Tallahassee
won the 2004 tournament.
RECEIVING AWARDS at the Recreation Park
Spring Sports Ceremony, was the Bishop
Farms T- Ball team. Jake Edwards, MVP;
s ..,, ,
Jenni Jackson, sportsmanship; Austin Wil-
ford, most improved.
The season kicks off Aug. 26,'
with a yet to be determined oppo-
Action continues against Hamil-
ton County, Sept. 2, there; Florida
high, Sept., 9, here; Dixie County,
Sept. 16, there, Trenton, Sept. 23,
there; and Hawthorne, Sept. 30,
Bronson is slated for Oct. 7,
there; Branfoi-d, Oct. 14, here; La-
fayette, Oct. 21, here; Hilliard, Oct.
28, there; and the final face off of
the regular 2005 season, Taylor
County, Nov. 4, here.
Though football season doesn't
begin until, August, Jefferson
County High Schopol, former Ath-
' letic Director Jeff Schaum set the
schedule for Fall of 2005 and 2006,
prior to his resignation.
For the 2005 session:
The first practice will be held
Aug. 1 with pre season scrimmages
scheduled for Aug. 18-20.
All game times are at 7:30 p.m ...
JACKSON'S DRUGS softball team players Emily Howell, most improved; Tori Self,
and awards include: Skyler Hanna, MVP; sportsmanship. (News Photos)
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3.5 Tennis Team Game Rained Out
In the June 10 edition of the
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was inadvertently referred to as the
7.0 tennis team.
The season for the ,6.0 and 0
teams has drawn to a close.
'However, the men were to face
off for second place in the league
this week, but that game was rained
"We're going to try to make it up
Thursday," said team captain Doug
Wainright. "If we can't make it up,
we'll have to scratch it."
If the game is not made up, the
Monticello men will wrap up the
season at third place of nine teams.
Members of the team include
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though teams signing up for the
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start, a sufficient number signed Op
to form the league.
Flynt had determined a schedule,
but it had to be reworked when
several more teams joined the
league, adding more games to tihe
Teams committing include two
teams from Christ Episcopal, Eliza-
beth Baptist, Elizabeth AME, Be-
thel AME, Casa Bianca -Baptist.
Calvary Baptist and New Jerusale'm
. The schedule \\ ill be forthcoming
as soon as it is finalized
The Waukeenah Fence & Decl
coed softball team were not able to:
play its two most recent scheduled
While the game against Sonny's
BBQ was rained out and has to be
rescheduled, the game scheduled
against Cabo's Islanders v. as lost by
the Fencers, due to forfeit. "
Team Coach Nick.Flint quipped
about the circumstdfiicd in the se2-
"We had to forfeit because only
five of our players showed up'jo
play," said Flynt.
"After we forfeited the game,
three more players showed up,
which would have given us enough
people to pla v. ith, but it was too
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Senator Al Lawson Speaks
TO Democratic Committee
Senator Al Lawson was the guest
speaker at the Jefferson County
Democratic Executive Committee
meeting, Tuesday evening.
Lawson's roots run deep in North
Florida. He was born in Midway, lo-
cated between Tallahassee and
Quincy and attended Northside High
School in Gadsden County.
He earned his BA. Degree from
FAMU, and a Masters Degree in
Public Administration from FSU.
!Lawson has been a member of the
Flprida Legislature for 23 years.,
As a strong voice for Jefferson
County and the City of Monticello,
in' the last session alone, Lawson
w4s instrumental in the appropria-
tidn of more than half a million dol-
lats for the City's septic tank
abatement project in the Cooper's
Pond subdivision; the same amount
to assist the County. in renovating
the old high school buildings for use
as ]county- offices; and a .quarter of a
million dollars to purchase TMH's
old doctor's office for use by the
Health Department as a dental
Commenting about the above
funding, Lawson said: "And do you
know how this came about?
"II never paid special attention to
- Jefferson CounrN but when a local
delegation met with me and ex-
plained its needs, I realized that
these are people who are passionate
about what they need, and they let
me know that.
"Now Jefferson County is top pri-.
ority with me," he continued.
Lawson stated that Democrats
have the will to win in North Florida
elections, but need to be recognized
to get the necessary votes.
Electing a Democratic Governor
is a top priority for the party, and
the way to make this happen is with
a grassroots efforts to register voters;
and get that message out there, he.
"Democrats need to find out what
citizens really care about, and work
to address those issues," Lawson,
"We need to field the best candi-
dates," he stressed.
"Set standards, and quiz candi-
dates accordingly. Often many peo-
ple will run for a position.
"If they are not up to par, let them
kno% that the\ are not good for the
pamr at this time,,.and help get the'
-best qualified candidate out there,"
He advocated creating a forum
for Democratic candidates for Gov-
ernor, to allow them to state their
positions and be questioned on
These include: Jim Davis, Scott
Maddox, and Rod Smith, to date.
Lawson also reported that Demo-
crats were largely responsible for
the tax free days to purchase Hurri-
"Democrats are responsible, care
about family values, education and a
strong work ethic," he said.
Water is a critical issue on the ho-
rizon, "because we want to keep our
pristine waters in North Florida,"
He also noted that the Seat Belt
Law, and the regulation of sexual
predators were simmering issues.
In other business, the committee
voted to donate $100 towards the
annual July 4 Fireworks
Chair Eleanor Hawkins noted that
some 100 letters were sent out to
newly registered voters.
The Book Sale held at.the library,
recently, brought in $750.
Hawkins reported that another
$555 is needed to complete the
$2,000 raised for the first and sec-
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ment, in Tallahassee.
The monument is the fifth and fi-
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then 248,000 Floridians who
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CAPITOL CITY BANK, Plaintiff ,vs.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FL JUVE-
NILE 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 paren-
tal rights and the permanent commitment
of J.J., a male child born on 2/06/2004 in
Leon County, Florida to the State of Flor-
ida, Department of Children and Families,
Adoption and Related Services a licensed
child placing agency, for subsequent adop-
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in the above court at the Jefferson County
Courthouse, County Courthouse, Room
10, Monticello, Fla. 32344 on Tuesday
June 28th at 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 PERSON-'.
ALLY APPEAR AT THE ADVISORY.
HEARING CONSTITUTES YOUR CON-
SENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PA-
RENTAL 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
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To Place Your Ad
KELLY & KELLY
215 N. Jefferson St.
" GREENVILLE-- affordiable starter
home in town, 1.75 acre lot. S42,500
* Quiet Residential Area: remodeled
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Many Others Available
FOR SA E '--i --
Old pocket watches Cast iron 2
King size bedroom suite & bedding
included $500. Beautiful 5pc wicker
set w/custom seats & pillows $800.
Large metal desk $50. Desk chair
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$60. Table & chairs $75. Stereo
cabinet $20. 997-2512.
6/15, 17, pd
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New Bedroom Set: Beautiful cherry
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PAGE 14, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JUNE 17, 2005
Dawn, Doug Stiff's Flower
Garden True Work Of Art
Senior Staff Writer
Ever since last spring, a growing-
nurimber of people have been coming
to Dawn and Doug Stiffs place off
the Ashville Highway to view their
flower garden during its peak of
glory in April and May.
- It's not just the flowers that make
the Stiffs' garden special, beautiful
and exquisite as are the amaryllises,
itises, lilies, petunias and other mul-
ticolored varieties that fill up the
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DOUG AND DAWN STIFF stroll
den awash in color.
quarter-or-so-acre area. It's also the
hard work, personal touch and his-
toric elements that are incorporated
into the garden and that give it spe-
"He's a scavenger," Dawn says of
An independent and well-known
tree cutter in the county (Dawn is a
longtime "deputy clerk with the
Clerk of Courts), Doug is an invet-
erate collector of old things.
Hence, the different materials and
objects that give the garden and the
surrounding structures their special
the brick paths in their gar-
Take the iron trellis that forms one
of the entrances to the garden. It
came from the house of Doug's
mother in Miami, circa 1958.
Then there's the thousands of
bricks that make up the various
pathways that traverse and define
Doug and Dawn salvaged these
from various historic buildings in
the county, including the old train
depot on Old Monticello Road. The
two then hand scraped and cleaned
the mortar from each brick, before
installing each in concrete that they
Finally, there's the two structures
-- one a combination
gymnasium/tool shop and the other
a gazebo -- that flank the garden.
The Stiffs constructed these from
trees that Doug cut and had milled
for the purpose.
A connoisseur of fine woods,
Doug will point out the various
woods in the interior walls, includ-
ing red cedar, red cherry, black wal-
nut, heartwood pine and pecan --
each piece laminated to a glossy
shine with a coat of varnish-like
Then there's the collection of old
hand tools that line the walls and the
collection of soda and other bottles
that Doug has amassed through the
"I used to be a bottle collector for
years and years," he says, showing
off some of his prized possessions.
"I used to scour the woods looking
Give Doug a chance and he will
tell you the story behind each piece
of wood, object or planting.
But back to the garden. It takes
the Stiffs about six weeks to weed
and get the garden ready for its peak
showing each year, according to
Dawn. All told, the two remove
about two truckloads of weeds, she
And how did she and Doug get
started in the whole gardening
It started about eight years ago,
Dawn says. She started planting
flowers around a dogwood near the
house and it grew from there.
"I had never planted anything be-
fore that," she says.
Next thing, Doug started bringing
plants and other objects home and
the two kept adding them to the gar-
den, eventually putting in the brick
paths, an irrigation system and the
various decorative elements.
There appears to be no end to the
project either, not so long as Doug
continues collecting found objects
and folks' keep coming out to the
property to admire the Stiffs' grow-
THIS TRELLIS marks an entrance to the story from the home of Doug's mother, circa
Stiff Garden. It appears to be made of iron 1958
which may be the one mentioned in the
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THOUSANDS of bricks line the paths of the
Stiff's Garden and represent many hours of
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THIS fountain in the Garden is surrounded
by grasses and colorful flowers. It takes the
couple about six weeks to weed the garden
collecting them from historic buildings and
cleaning them before using the bricks.
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and about two truckloads of weeds. (News
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THIS Arbor frame is one of the many objects the Stiffs
have collected and used in their unique garden. (News
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