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137TH YEAR NO.55, 50 CENTS Published Wednesdays & Fridays
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2005 ,
Animal Control Resurfaces
Citizens Group Hopes To
Offer Solution By Aug. 1
Senior Staff Writer
The lack of animal control in the
county is a problem that won't go
The latest to address the issue last
week were longtime county resident
Paul McClellan and representatives
of Responsible Pet Owners of Jef-
ferson County, a citizens group or-
ganized earlier this year specifically
to find a solution to the problem.
McClellan, a farmer whose roots
in the, county date from the 1800s,
approached commissioners with
photographs of goats, sheep and a
colt that a neighbor's dogs had
mauled on different occasions.
McClellan told commissioners
that the dogs had either outright
killed his animals or injured them so
badly that he had had to put them
"It's time that something gets
done," the soft-spoken McClellan
told commissioners, adding that the
dogs had dug under several fence
barriers to get to his animals. "I
know you've had a referendum for a
fire and landfill assessment. It's
time that something gets done about
He mentioned a next door neigh-
bor whose children weren't allowed
to play outside, for fear of dog at-
tacks. Should a child or an elderly
person be injured because of the
lack of animal control, it would be
on their conscience, McClellan inti-
"As long as you sit and do
nothing, you are part of the crime,"
Commission Chairman Skeet Joy-
ner assured. McClellan that the
board was doing everything possible
to address the problem.
"We have worked feverishly to
correct this problem," Joyner said.
"Money is the issue. We have set up
meetings and committees, but it is
not an easy problem to solve."
Joyner tossed out a figure of
$200,000. That's how much it
would cost for the county to estab-
lish an animal control program, he
"I agree that it's time to do some-
thing," Joyner continued. "But it's a
very complicated problem. Money
is the biggest issue. You're talking
about starting another department
and there's no state or federal grants
to help out.
"But we are working on the prob-
- lem and will continue to work on it.
Establishing a program will not stop "But I still feel it can be done. You
the problem, but it will help. The can give the sheriff the authority.
board is dedicated to solving the We know where the dogs are."
the incidents to the Sheri
ment and, by his tellii
spending deputy spoke ti
PAUL McCLELLAN, left, talks with Commis-
sioner Danny Monroe about the problem of
Vicious dogs attacking livestock following
problem. But until we can identify
the revenue sources, we can't do
anything about it."
McClellan begged to differ.
"I hear what you say," he said.
last Thursday's meeting. Monroe su
shooting the dogs as a possible sol
the problem. (News Photo)
In fact, the present ordinance of the dogs. But it was r
gives deputies authority to deter- clear if the deputy had ev
mine if a dog is vicious, and if so, to impound the dogs.
have the dog impounded. "The deputy indicated
McClellan reported at least one of would be picked up,"
ffs Depart- said. "But it didn't happen."
ng, the re- Joyner offered at one point that
o the owner property owners had a right to take
care of such problems on their own,
a point subsequently stated more
bluntly by Commissioner Danny
"You have a right legally to shoot
an animal if he's destroying your
property," Monroe said. "Attacks
are going to happen even with a mil-
lion dollar budget."
To which McClellan responded,
"You can legally shoot them, but it
doesn't protect you from being sued
by the person who owned the dogs."
Shedding further light on the sub-
ject were two representatives of the
Responsible Pets Owners, which
group has been researching the
problem for months now.
I Bobbie Golden noted that 46 dog-
related complaints had been made to
q. the Sheriffs Office between January
S and June of this year, 29 of these
listed as vicious attacks. But to date,
she said, the department had issued
. zero citations since, implementation
-! of the animal control ordinance in
2000, .even though the ordinance
ggested provided for citations and other pen-
ution to alties.
"We already have quite a bit in
this ordinance that has teeth,"
never made Golden said. "But the enforcement
ver acted to needs teeth."
As for the suggestion that citizens
d the dogs take matters into their own hands
McClellan (See Animal Control Page 2)
Hurricane Spares Area,
But Dumps Much Rain
Rain Drenches Area
AREAS of the county recorded as much as
10 inches of rainfall as a result of Hurricane
Dennis. City and county official were still
assessing the situation on Monday. But
based on the preliminary reports, the con-
sensus was that the county had been spared
major damage. (News Photo)
Commissioners Split Up
Duties Of Grants Office
Senior Staff Writer
Following the recommendation of
acting director Larry Halsey, the
County Commission voted last week
to split up the Grants Office.
The plan, as Halsey proposed it,
calls for the county to contract all
housing-related issues to a consult-
ant, preferably the Meridian Com-
munity Service Group, which
presently' administers the county's
$548,000 housing rehabilitation
Included in the commission's
vote, in fact, was a proviso to enter
negotiations with Meridian. If the
negotiations go as planned, Merid-
ian henceforth will handle the SHIP,
Section 8 and weatherization pro-
The person who presently handles
the house-related issues in the
Grants Department, meanwhile, will
be moved to Building Inspection,
where she will act as a liaison be-
tween the county and Meridian.
The commission earlier voted to
turn over the food distribution pro-
gram to Second Harvest, a nonprofit
organization operating out of Talla-
That leaves the grant writer posi-
tion, which previously also served
as the department head. This person
will now answer directly to the com-
mission. But the idea is that eventu-
ally this person will answer to the
county coordinator, when that posi-
tion is filled.
The idea is also thait the grants
writer will pursue grants on behalf
of all departments, including those
for economic development and law
(See Grants Office Page 5)
Senior Staff Writer
"Extremely lucky" and "Not as
bad as it could have been.?
Those were the general comments
of city and county officials on Mon-
day morning, when describing the
effects of Hurricane Dennis here.
Dennis made landfall just east of
Pensacola on Santa Rose Beach late
"We fared really good," said
Carol Ellerbe, director of Emer-
She said that other than a few
downed trees and power outages,
her office had received no reports of
house damage. But it was still early
in the process, she qualified.
"We're still assessing the
situation," Ellerbe said.
Also, she said, many homeowners
opted to report property damage di-
rectly to FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) or to their
private insurance companies.
Ellerbe said that roughly 4000
customers from both Progress En-
ergy and Tri-County Electric were
left without electricity by the storm.
And a portion of those customers
were still without electricity as of
Ellerbe said 5.04 inches of rain
were recorded at her office in Mon-
ticello. She said she had reports of
seven inches of rain in other parts of
City Superintendent Don Ander-
son said the city had power outages
on and off Sunday. But overall, he
said, the storm wasn't as bad as it
could have been.
He said he knew of five downed
trees, but other than that, he was not
aware of any property damage.
"We were extremely lucky," An-
Road Department Superintendent
David Harvey was just beginning to
assess the road damage situation
early Monday morning.
"It's too early to give a report
yet," Harvey said.
Idea Is To Rede
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners are considering a
proposal submitted by Dick Bailar
to address the frequent lack of quo-
rums for Planning Commission
Bailar's proposal calls for a
change in the number of planners
needed to achieve a quorum.
A normal quorum consists of one
He said Road Department crews
had been out all night Sunday, re-
moving downed trees, fixing wash-
outs and assessing damage. All told,
he said, the department had cleared
more than 30 downed trees as of
Harvey said he recorded 10 inches
of rain in Lloyd, from noon Satur-
day to early Monday morning.
"I think we got the worst rain last
night," he said.
Hurricane Dennis had been down-
graded to a tropical storm by Mon-
day as it made its way into
Alabama. The hurricane claimed at
least 10 lives in the Caribbean. It
had been classified a category 4
storm until just before it made land-
fall Sunday, when it was down-
graded to a category 3.
Dennis was the fourth storm of the
hurricane season, which started in
June and which experts predict will
be extremely active because of
changed weather patterns.
A fifth possible storm was already
developing in the Atlantic Ocean on
more than half the group. Bailar's
proposal calls for a quorum to con-
sist of the voting members present at
any particular meeting.
Bailar's rationale for the
proposal: The board has the author-
ity to establish committees and
agencies and set the terms, duties
and frequency of their meetings; the
board has exercised this authority in
the past; the policy change would al-
low routine business to proceed,
(See Quorum Page 5)
Jacksonville Man Killed In 1-10 Wreck
LARRY WATSON, of Progress Energy, presents a $1,000
check to the Chamber of Commerce to help pay for police
overtime during the Watermelon Festival. From left, David
Frisby, Mary Frances Drawdy and Watson. (News Photo)
A three-vehicle accident on the in-
terstate early Thursday morning
claimed the life of a Jacksonville
According to the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), Mandu Itiat, 55, died
about 5:30 a.m. when his Chevy Im-
pala ran into the rear of a slower
moving tow truck.
The impact caused Itiat's vehicle
to spin counterclockwise and hit a
semitrailer parked in the emergency
lane. The vehicle ultimately came to
a stop underneath the semitrailer.
Itiat was pronounced dead on the
scene. A passenger, Thomson Ubft,
was transported to Tallahassee Me-
11orial hospital for treatment of, mi-
The FlIP reports that all the mo-
torists were wearing their seat bells.
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, WED., JULY 13, 2005
MARY ANN BUCKNER and Steven Buckner the newly installed bench in tront oft 1
enjoy a conversation while taking a break on. Collector's Office. (News Photo)
Main Street Benches
Beautify Downtown Area
benches were placed during the
FRAN HUNT night in front of Edenfield's Hard-
Staff Writer ware, Kelly & Kelly Properties, the
Tax Collector's Office, the Court-
Five new wood and wrought iron yard Cafe and Great, Adventure
benches have recently been placed Outfitters.
along both sides of North Jefferson "I really. like what the Courtyard
Street, downtown, did," said Avera."They placed their
Gretchen Avera is credited with potted plants on either side of the
the idea of. placing the benches bench, making it look so much
along the street to help beautify the more inviting.
downtown area. "Putting the benches out there for
"It took us six months to get the people to use is a neighborly thing,
project going and decide what we it makes for a friendly
wanted the benches to look like,", atmosphere," said Avera.
said Avera. "The response has been all posi-
"Mr. Abbott had placed wrought tive feedback," she added. "So
iron fencing around the trees down- we're going to keep the project go-
town, and the.Health Department ing."
placed some wrought iron trash Five more benches have since
cans downtown, and it looked real been ordered and Avera expects to
nice. have them in place some time this
"We wanted to find something Avera said that after placing the
that would match and was reasona- benches, she has been asking local
bly priced," she added. "We just merchants for a $100 donation to
wanted top try and perk up down- go toward the project.
town." "We have limited funds like eve-
Her husband, Troy, showed her ryone else," she added. Every little
how the benches were assembled bit helps." Donated toward the
on the first bench and suggested project thus far are Kelly & Kelly,
that the' be coated with fiberglass Edenfield's and Great Adventure
to protect the wood from the Outfitters .'.
Eveeather. ryoneo is moreF tian welcome
Avera said it took about a week,--to use the benches," said Avera.
in the garage, to assemble and fi- Future plans to beautify down-
berglass the benches. "It was slow town include placing a wrought
going," she added. "When the iron fence around the flag pole at
benches were ready to be delivered, the Post Office and improving the
I wasn't really sure how people Courthouse Circle and getting the
would react to them." trees trimmed.
She called her neighbor, Scotty "That's what Main Street is all
Ebberbach, and asked, if he would about," said Avera. "The commu-
assist in moving the benches with nity coming together in an effort to
his truck. improve the looks of downtown."
Ebberbach obliged Avera and. the She concluded that Main Street is
(Continued From Page 1)
and shoot suspected vicious dogs,
she called it unrealistic. Her group,
in fact, had checked with the State
Attorney's office on that very point,
she said. And the State Attorney's
office had informed the group that a
person could be prosecuted for
shooting a dog "because we think
it's vicious or endangering our ani-
mals," she said.
"Remember, it's my perception
that determines if an animal is vi-
cious," Golden said.
Sarah larussi, another member of
the group, addressed commissioners
larussi said the problem with ani-
mal control wasn't so much the ex-
isting ordinance, which was suffi-
cient on its own. The problem, she
said, was that the county wasn't en-
forcing the ordinance because "of a
lack of resources, a lack of knowl-
edge, or a lack of resolve."
"There are deficiencies in how
animal control is being handled," la-
russi said. "And if the funding isn't
available, the problem doesn't go
She said her group's research
would show the areas of responsi-
bilities for enforcement of animal
control, pinpoint the present
failings, and offer solutions, includ-
ing possible sources of funding.,
That report, she said, would hope-
fully be available for commission-
ers' review by Aug. 1.
larussi took hope in the fact that
commissioners were at least ac-
knowledging that a problem existed.
"If you don't think there's a prob-
lem, then we haven't gotten to the
first step," she said.
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Anthony Grisby Acting
Monticello Postmaster -
INSTALLING newly elected Rotarians is
Sylvia White, assistant governor. L-R: White,
Dr. Wes Scoles, past president; James
Muchovej, international service; Dr. Len
Dodson, chaplain; Fred Golden, treasurer;
Mary Frances Drawdy, secretary; Tom Con-
ley, president-elect; and Bill Beaty, presi-
Acting postmaster Anthony
Grigsby began overseeing opera-
tions here, following former Post-
mater Rodney Boland assuming the
same position in Perry, in early
Grigsby-has served nearly 18
years with the Postal Service. Dur-
ing those years, he worked as a
city letter carrier for three years, a
distribution clerk for three years, a
customer service supervisor for ap-
proximately 10 years and has
served the last year and a half as
Postmaster in Weewahitchka.
Grigsby has a sense of humor,
which he finds to be a useful tool in
Some of his duties as acting post
master includes making sure that
mail arrives, making sure the mail
is properly distributed to both the
carriers and to postal boxes, and
persistent street observation of let-
ter carriers to assure that they not
only follow proper protocol, but are
also driving safely.
He said he has not applied for the
permanent position here because he
is living in Lynn Haven, in the Pan-
ama City area. |
"Applications for the position
have already been taken, and in-
terviewing for the position is ex-__
pected to begin next week," said.
Grigsby. "The job should be filled
by the first of Aug."
Rotary Club Installs
Newly Elected Officers
Monticello Rotary Club met Fri-
day at the Chamber of Commerce,
and installed the newly elected offi-
cers for the upcoming year.
Rotary Assistant Governor Sylvia
W. White, performed the installa-
Newly installed officers include:
Bill Beaty, president; Tom Conley,
president-elect; Wes Scoles,. past
president; Mary Frances Drawdy,
secretary; Fred Golden, treasurer;
Wes Scoles, Sergeant-at-arms; and
OUTGOING Rotary President Dr. Wes Scoles passes the
gavel to incoming President Bill Beaty. (News Photos)
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E MBEM RON CICHON
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Health Care Costs
According to a survey by Destiny
Health, Americans are not saving
nearly enough for health care needs
in their retirement years and are .at
risk of ending up indigent,, in bank-
ruptcy or lacking adequate medical
Overall retirement savings are too
low to begin with and respondents
estimated they were setting aside a
mere 20 percent of that amount for
the health care costs they will en-
There was a troubling lack of
awareness of how great those ex-
penses will be.
"This is a crisis," said Destiny
Health CEO Scott Spiker. "A perfect
storm is brewing and the question is
will Americans save enough to
weather that storm."
The combination of low savings,
rising health care costs, declining
* Medicare coverage, the trend toward
privatization and a steady drop in
employers offering health coverage
adds up to a recipe for disaster, ac-
cording to Spiker.
For exafiple, according to the sur-
* vey data, only 54 percent are saving
,anything at all to meet the typical
* health care costs they will face in re-
tirement and just 33 percent are put-
* ting money away fro long-term care
Citing survey results on how peo-
ple believe their retirement health
care would be funded, Spiker said
the problem is at least partially
rooted in unrealistic expectations:
52 percent of the respondents are
counting on Medicare or other
health insurance, while 35 percent
expect to pay for it themselves
through savings or investments.
And, ironically, while more sur-
vey respondents said they were con-
cerned about health care expenses in
retirement than about day-to-day
living expenses or recreation, fewer
reported saving for medical costs
than for less urgent needs.
Specifically, 78 percent said they
are saving for day-to-day expenses,
but only 54 percent reported putting
money away for health care.
Taken together, the numbers make
a compelling case for Health Sav-
ings Accounts and similar vehicles
that can be used covering current
expenses, but that can also be set,
aside, tax-free for use in retirement.
"The number of people opening
these accounts is growing, which is
encouraging," Spiker said. "It's a
start, but the survey makes it clear
we've still got a long way to go."
According to Spiker, people need
to look at the big picture, taking into
account all of the components of
health care costs in retirement, from
"Medi-gap" insurance premiums,
the possibility of reduced Medicare
coverage and prescription drug co-
From Our Photo File
ARCHITECTS Bill Elliot (right) and Bill
Douglas show School Board Members plans
for the new district's new pre-K project fa-
cility, in March of 1989. (News File Photo)
S Opinion & Comment
Reporter Wild About 'Bubbles'
He was the best writer I ever
worked with, I envied his ability to
paint a word picture, turn a phrase.
His stories were like snares, they
drew readers in and held their inter-
And, to the consternation of his
colleagues, this prolific writer, I'll
call him Gus for the purpose of this
column, pounded out terrific pieces
never breaking a sweat.
While other reporters banged
away on their Remingtons and Roy-
als with deadlines crowding them,
Gus had his stuff finished and was
off having coffee somewhere.
The copy desk never rewrote any
of the stories Gus turned in. They
didn't dare. Nobody could do better
arid they knew it! ,i'
Gus would put paper in his type-
writer, pull out his little notebook
with his particular. scrawl in it and
knock out a great piece on the first
He was dead on accurate which
rather amazed me 'cause he took
He'd write about a bank robbery
and when you read his story, you
were really hacked off at the robbers
as though they had made off with
He wrote about a preacher who
was really packing them in and al-
lowed as how the paint in the sanc-
tuary was scorched following the
good Reverend's messages
People went to the altar, Gus
wrote, they were afraid not to.
He wrote about a guy who beat up
his pregnant wife and you had blood
in your eye after reading the story.
Like I said, Gus was the best I
It wasn't like he was highly edu-
cated for he had spent two years at a
Junior College "majoring in party-
ing" was how he put it.
I guess it was just natural ability.
Gus had a wife and two kids. I met
his wife a couple of times and she
was not only a fine looking woman,
she was very'bright.
Since he could write circles
around anybody on the news staff,
and do his work in half the time it
took the rest of us, Gus kind of wan-
dered around the city a lot.
Well, one day he wandered into a
club, I forget the name of it, some-
thing like the Boom Boom Room.
The featured entertainer there was
an exotic dancer named "Bubbles."
In his free time Gus began going
to the club to see Bubbles bump and
grind. I knew because he told me.
A couple of things happened about
then that rather, shall we say, upset
the apple cart for Gus.
The folks over in the entertain-
ment section did a feature on Bub-
bles. It seems she was a rather well
trained professional dancer who
traded in her ballet shoes for rhine-
stones and a career taking her
Shortly after the feature on Bub-
bles was in print, the management of
the Boom Boom Room (or whatever
that club was called), decided to
have bumper stickers made which
read "I saw Bubbles!"
What they would do is put them
on the cars of patrons while the men
were inside watching Bubbles strut
her stuff. The poor slobs.didn't even
know they were driving around
town with the bumper stickers.
So, one day Gus arrives at home
following an afternoon at the Boom
Boom Ror.,' and his "I saw
Bubbles!" sticker on the rear
bumper of his car.
Seems like he got home a little be-
fore his wife and while turning into
the driveway, she noticed the
"Tell me about Bubbles," she de-
manded of Gus.
This guy who could turn a phrase
better than anyone else was lost for
From Our Files
TEN YEARS AGO
July 5, 1995
William 0. Chandler, the local
stockyard operator charged with
racketeering, grand theft and
forgery, plead no contest on Thurs-
The last two defendants charged in
the February 23 armed robbery of
Smith's Seed and Feed Store in
Drifton were sentenced Thursday.
The quick thinking and fast action
of two local teenaged cousins man-
aged to confine a recent fire at Jef-
ferson Arms to one room and
July 3, 1985
Great billows of smoke have been
coming from the stacks of biomass,
and a grey haze over the countryside
is being attributed to that operation
by many residents.
An evaluation of railroad cross-
ings is being prepared by Depart-
ment of Transportation officials.
There's a good chance that very
soon Jefferson County is going to be
slapped with a lawsuit for jail viola-
tions. Jimmy Keen, a Prison Inspec-
tor and Investigator with the Florida
Department of Corrections, pre-
sented County Commissioners with
a list of 57 jail violations on
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 3, 1975
Little Rebecca Roberts and Perry
Grantham II reigned over this year's
Watermelon Festival as the Little
King and Queen.
The Watermelon Festival ended
Sunday with the Western Pleasure
Horse Show at Groom's Arena in
The 1975 Watermelon Festival
Golf Tournament held at Jefferson
Country Club on Saturday and Sun-
day drew 120 golfers.
Saturday was the day that brought
a crowd to Monticello. Some 7,000-
(See Our Files Page 5)
On the 6th of July 2005, in the
early afternoon, I was on the scene
of a two car crash on Martin Street
in your city.
At that time, I had occasion to ob-
serve the Jefferson County Fire Res-
cue Paramedic EMTs.
Having been a Medic/First Re-
sponder, I would like to commend
the men and lady that responded to
the above mentioned crash.
I felt they did an outstanding job
caring for the victims of this acci-
Their caring, kind words, and pro-
fessionalism made me content to
know that I, and all the County resi-
dents have a Fire Rescue Service of
which to be proud.
Most of us are far too quick with
criticism and not quick enough with
I would like to change that and say
a much deserved well done, to Jef-
ferson County Fire/Rescue.
Thank you, Editor, for the time
and space if you care to run this in
the Monticello News.
Grandparents Raising children
It may come as a surprise but
grandparents and other relatives are
the primary caregivers for nearly six
million children and the numbers
are growing. In fact, 75 percent of
all non-parent care of children in
America is now provided by grand-
"Parenting is hard enough, but
parenting the second time around
can be even more of a challenge,"
says Herbert E. Mandell, M.D.,
medical director for the national
children's crisis charity KidsPeace
and the KidsPeace Children's Hos-
pital. "A lot has changed since to-
day's grandparents raised their own
kids and there are stresses on both
sides that would have been hard to
imagine just a generation ago."
Fortunately, help is available from
a whole range of news and nonprofit
organizations, including KidsPeace,
which helps children and families
overcome crises and challenges.
With many tips, its Web site
www.kidspeace.org helps parents
(and grandparents) lead children
through such problems as: bullying,
depression, traumas, and challenges
of growing up. It also runs
www.TeenCentral.net, a free,
anonymous, clinically screened site
to give older children and teens a
place to go when grandparents know
youngsters need sound advice but
may not come to them first.
TeenCentral.net can be a valuable
first step for opening a dialogue on
anything from peer pressure to
There are other resources, as well.
Those visiting the KidsPeace Web
site can find a link to GRAND, a
helpful new publication aimed at
helping today's grandparents, which
offers useful ideas such as these:
Give your full attention. Make
direct eye contact and screen out as
many interruptions as you can.
When your grandchild is ready to
talk, turn on your answering ma-
chine or take the phone off the
Try not to dominate. At least
half of any conversations with a
grandchild should be spent listening.
Resist feeling that you should
answer all questions. It may be more
fun to search for answers together so
the child can share in the joy of
Trans Fats Worst Of Fats
In the analysis if "good" fats and
"bad" fats, trans fats have been
widely accepted as "one of the worst
kinds of fat."
Because trans fats have been
shown to raise bad cholesterol
shown to raise bad cholesterol while
reducing good cholesterol and
linked to increased risk of heart at-
tacks and strokes, individuals should
consume as little trans fat as possi-
Susan Seab, RD, a registered dieti-
tian with Pennington Biomedical
Research Center at Louisiana State
University in Baton Rouge, says it's
getting easier for Americans to iden-
tify and reduce their trans fat con-
sumption. She recommends three
steps to reduce trans fats in an indi-
Most trans fats are artificially cre-
ated, formed when manufacturers
hydrogenatee' vegetable oils to turn
them into solid fat.
"They're most commonly found in
processed foods such as commer-
cially baked cookies and cakes, fried
foods, margarine's, and salty snack
foods such as chips; so it helps to re-
duce the processed foods you con-
sume." explains Seab. "Instead, eat
more fresh fruits and vegetables,
and more whole grains."
Grocery shoppers who read food
labels have no doubt noticed an in-
crease in information about trans fat.
In 2003. the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) required food
manufacturers to list trans fat on the
Nutrition Facts panel of foods and
some dietary supplements.
"Food manufacturers have until
Jan. 1, 20106 to comply with the
FDA rule to list trans fat on the nu-
trition label," says Seab. "Many
have already begun doing so and
some food items now contain a
'trans fat-free' label on the front of
packages. Check the nutrition panel
and opt for products with low or no
trans fats, and don't forget to watch
the saturated fat levels as well."
Restaurant menus seldom include
the type of information found on
grocery products' nutrition panels,
but some restaurants will provide
printed nutrition information beI.'i..
"If the restaurant can't provide
printed nutrition information,
choose unprocessed foods and be
especially wary of fried foods and
Try to be available to talk when
the child wants to. If that's
impossible, find time as soon as
possible. A child reaching out offers
you precious moments that may not
come at a "more convenient" time.
Schedule "do-nothing" time.
Take a walk together, bake.cookies
or pursue other unhurried activities.
When hands are busy with a joint
activity, words may flow.
Ask older grandchildren for their
opinion on current issues such as
politics, drugs and violence. Listen
carefully and question them about
what they say so they learn to
process thoughts from start to finish.
"In many cultures, grandparents
are revered for their experience and
(See Children Page 5)
baked goods," says Seab. "Or, better
yet, find a restaurant that can tell
you which menu items are trans fat-
A few restaurants have shown real
leadership and even taken the radi-
cal step of removing all trans fat
from the entire menu."
Jason's Deli. one of the first res-
taurant chains in the country to go
trans fat-free, recently completed a
five-year initiative to remove trans
fat from its entire menu. Rusty
Coco, cofounder of the Texas-based
chain of fast casual restaurants,
launched the initiative after lie be-
came aware of the dangers of trans
"1I began reducing trans fats in my
diet," explained ( oco. "The more 1I
(See Trans Fat Page 5)
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Fire Rescue Personnel
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his skill as Martha Cravanzola looks on. (News Photo)
(Continued From Page 4)
learned, the more I realized that
thL.re were few things that I could
eat at my own restaurant that didn't
contain trans fats. Not only did I not
want to eat it myself, I4 didn't want
to serve it to my customers."
Jason's Deli charged its research
and development team to develop
trans fat-free ingredients; it also
used it purchasing power to push
suppliers to provide trans fat-free
products. In some cases, the com-
pany had to change suppliers.
"We told our suppliers to rework
their products or we.would find: oth-
ers who would," said Coco. "We, re-
fused to take no for an answer."
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wisdom," says Christine Crosby, a
national grand-parenting expert and
founder of GRAND magazine.
"Today, grandparents are not only'
getting more involved with their.
grandchildren to enrich their lives,
but are also stepping in to fill a void
left by two-worker families, family
crises and other reasons. We have to
give grandparents tools to help
children and make their own lives
fuller, happier and more rewarding."
All these tips can be more than
handy they can be lifesavers for
grandparents and grand kids alike.
However, all the advice in the
world is not going to succeed unless
those helping their grandchildren
also know how to help themselves
cope with their "new" role.
"You've got to. take care of your-
self if you want to help your grand-
children fully," says KidsPeace
President & CEO C.T. O'Donnell II.
"You're older than you were the
first time around and in many ways,
raising a child is tougher than ever
before, even for young parents. It
means huge financial demands, life-
style changes, giving up free time
and making sacrifices."
(Continued From Page 4)
9,000 people jammed the streets to
watch the parade.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 25, 1965
Darlene Morgan celebrated her
birthday with her parents, Mr. And
Mrs. Curtis Morgan on Saturday.
Lt. Col. And Mrs. Ed Finlayson
and family of McLeand, Ca., visited
last weekend with his parents.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 1, 1955
52 members of the Boatwright
family held a reunion at the home of
Mr. And Mrs. E.L. Boatwright at
Cpl. Steve walker, Jr. Arrived
home from Fort Sill, Okla., where
he received his honorable discharge.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
A Pentanque Court has been con-
structed, at the Cottage Bed and
Breakfast, with a Grand Opening 2
to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 17.
There is no cost, and all are en-
couraged to attend.
This French lawn bowling game
can be played in a sandpit or on clay
walk. It was created with sand for
the entertainment of guest at the
A schedule of events for the
Opening will be set for various age
groups. No skills are required for
the games of Pentanque.
The object of the game is to hit
ones ball closest to the piglet (little
(Continued From Page 1)
eliminating delays, inefficiency and
additional expenses; and the voting
members at any Planning Commis-
sion meeting could always move to
table or continue the discussion.
County Attorney Buck Bird told
commissioners last week that he had
referred the matter to Planning
Commission Attorney Scott Shirley
for review and a recommendation.
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"We are hoping to eventually have
a schedule of Pentanque games in
place every other Sunday after 2
p.m., just for the fun of it, and to get
together and play, says Martha Cra-
vanzola, coowner of the Cottage
with John Michele.
Light snacks including sandwiches
and drinks will be available for sale.
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County commissioners have been
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Grants Office since the 'last director
resigned in April. Halsey, director
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NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND'USE
Jefferson County Planning Commissionwill have a public-hearing on a proposed comprehensive plan land
use change. The proposed change is from Mixed Use Suburban-Residential and Agriculture 3 to the
Residential 1 land use category. The subject property includes parcel numbers 08-S-4E-0000-0550-0000
and 17-1S-4E-0000-0020-0000. The location of the proposed land use map change is indicated on the map
A public hearing on the proposed land use change will be held on August 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m at the
courtroom of the Jefferson County courthouse located at the intersection of U.S Highways 90 and 19 The
meeting may be continued as necessary. From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36.
paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall
include in the notice of any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board,
commission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN
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Center Offers Computer,
First Aid, CPR Classes
Lee Receives Awards
For 'Book Of Evidence'
Elmario Freeman teaches com-
puter classes at the Learning Center.
During the classes, students are
taken on virtual reality field trips to
museums, and various cities, using
the computer, to help them acquire
cultural experiences without leav-
Summer Learning Camp classes.
are held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday
Also, registration is now open, at
the Center, for First Aid and CPR
No date has been set for the
classes as yet. Registrants will be
Registration for a new Adult Com-
puter class, to start Monday, August
1, is now in progress.
To register contact volunteer Glo-
ria Cox-Jones at 997-4572.
PE Rally Planned At
Old JCHS Gym
DEBBIE SNAPP The Teen Center will also sell
Staff Writer concession items.
Other activities include: blood
The Boys .pd. Girls Clubs will. pressure screening, and sharing
hold a Physical Education Program health and fitness tips.
(PEP) Ral.l 10arn to 2pm, July 16, As a follow up to the PEP Rally
at the former JCHS Gyrnon Water aerobics will be offered, free of
Street, in conjunction with the Teen charge, 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesdays, at
Center. the Teen Center. Call to register.
The PEP Rally will feature games For more information contact Te-
such as 3 on 3 basketball by the quila Hagan, PEP Coordinator at
Teen Center, and will present physi- 519-1200, or Deveda Evans-
cal education, concepts from the Bellamy or Ken Robinson' at the
Sports Play and Recreation pro- Teen Center 997-5262.
Dillin Brock announces the birth
ot his little brother, Mitchel Page
Brock, 9:54 a.m. Thursday, April
He weighed 7 pounds and was 20
His parents are Chris and Arthur
"Chip" Brock of Melbourne, FL.
Maternal grandparents are Ann
and Frank Skinner of Cape Canav-
eral and Ted and Ruth Ann Hill of
Maternal great grandparents are
Becky Edwards and the late Nelson
Edwards of Thomasville, GA., and
Mildred and Henry Hill of Wild-
Paternal grandparents are Mimi
and Virgil Brock of Monticello.
Paternal great grandparents are the
late Bessie and Fred Meyer of Mon-
ticello, and Carolyn Brock and the
late R.T. Brock of Tuscaloosa, AL.
County families who meet the
Federal Income Guidelines, may ap-
ply for fall enrollment in the Head
Start Child Development Program,
sponsored by the Capital Area Com-
munityAction Agency, Inc.
-There is hocdst for participation,
in the program which serves three
yei-oTcT chffdren who timin 'hiee by
Sept. 1, 2005, and four year old
children who will not be five by
Sept. 1, 2005.
The program also includes chil-
dren with disabilities.
Applications are now being ac-
For additional information, call
the Head Start Office in Tallahassee
at 201-2050, or stop by the office at
309 Office Plaza Drive, second
level, to pick up an application.
The American Cancer Society is
sponsoring a Gift Closet through the
Jefferson County Health Depart-
It is a free service offered to can-
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p.m., Monday through Friday.
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awards presented at the FFGC Conference in Tampa.
At a recent gathering of the Foun-
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person Cindy Lee was presented
with two awards for her work on the
submission of the "Book of Evi-
dence", from the Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs (FFGC.)
The awards were presented to Lee
and the Founder's Garden Circle by
outgoing Monticello Garden Club
(MGC) President Jan Wadsworth,
for their work on the Oakfield
Cemetery Well project.
The presentation of Lee's "Book of
Evidence" earned third place, and a
Certificate of Achievement in the
Deep South Region of National
Also, a Blue Ribbon First Place
for the Community Service Award.
Wadsworth accepted the awards,
given to the MGC, at the FFGC
Conference in Tampa.
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'Coonster' Returns To
Shelter, Needs Home
"Coonster" is once again in resi--
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ter, after being returned by the
"She was moving and where she
was going, she's not allowed to
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NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE
Jefferson County Planning Commission will have a public hearing on a proposed comprehensive plan land
use change. The proposed change is for approximately 985 acres from Agriculture 20 to the Agriculture 5
land use category. The subject property is in parcel numbers 07-1S-3.E-0000-0020-0000, 18-1S-3E-0000-
0010-0000 and 17-1S-3E-0000-0020-0000. The location of the proposed land use map change is indicated
on the map below.
A public hearing on the proposed land use change will be held on August 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the
courtroom of the Jefferson County courthouse located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 90 and 19. The
meeting may be continued as necessary. From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine'Manual", page 36,
paragraph c: Each board, commission, or agency of this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall
include in the notice of any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board,
commission, or agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need
'to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to'be based.
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Harry Jacobs Named
JCHS Football Coach
Harry Jacobs has been named as
the new head football coach at Jef-
ferson County High School, and he
brings with him, a wealth of experi-
He replaces Jeff Schaum who has
Jacobs played football in high
school and in college while attend-
ing South Carolina State. He has
served as both the head football
coach and assistant football coach,
for a total of 32 years.
His record serving as head coach
is 136 wins and 34 losses. "I've al-
ways been real lucky," said Jacobs.
Indentifying his objecties for the
team, Jacobs said: "I want them to
be more disciplined.
"I want them to be great young
men and I want them to be good
academic students," said Jacobs.
"They don't play if they don't make
His goals for the Tigers this year,
are: to win district, state and re-
gional championships, he said.
When it comes to the offensive
and defensive plays the Tigers will
run this year, Jacobs said, "It de-
pends on what kind of athletes they
are, their speed, size and intelli-
gence level, but I do have a pretty
Conditioning practice began
Tuesday at the new high school.
Jacobs said the Tigers are working
on weight training, exercises and
board work for plays.
. He impressed upon the team of
the utter importance of getting their
sports physical, in orde to play.
All football payers are encour-
aged to meet him at the school at 2
p.m., July 29, and then they will be
transported to Tallahassee Memo-
rial Family Medicine in Monticello.
The cost of the physical is $20.
Field practice with pads and hel-
mets will begin Aug. 1.
Teen Center To Host
The Jefferson County Teen Cen-
ter will host its first annual Three-
on-Three Basketball Tournament,
10 a.m Saturday, July 16, at the old
JCHS gym on Water Street..
Coordinators are expecting any-
where from 100-150 young athletes
to participate in the event.
Invitations have been sent out
throughout the community and sur-
SOFTBALL Coaches of the Year for Spring Sports include:
Mac Finlayson, left, and Hank Evans.
x *i| Church League
SPlays July 14
S Two of the three scheduled games
__ I in Church League softball action,
S. '- were played recently, resulting in
-< i Casa Bianca Baptist defeating Cal-
vary Baptist, and Elizabeth Baptist
wining Elizabeth AME.
Christ Episcopal teams one and
two didn't have enough players to
". ... -.... .. participate.
'--: N The next games scheduled July
14 when Calvary Baptist takes on
.,' Clst Episcopal team 2, and Eliza-
.. beth AE goes against Christ Epis-
^''.^/ *... I copaljam one.
S Both games are scheduled for 7
Elizabeth Baptist takes on Casa
'. Bianca Baptist, at 8:30 p.m.
KIWANIS Coach Pitch Champions receiving sportsmanship; and Avery Jones, most im-
trophies at the awards ceremony include: proved.
Matthew Hutcheson, MVP; C. J. Burke,
COACH PITCH Coaches of the Year, at the
Recreation Park Awards Ceremony, include:
As the new school year is rapidly
approaching, parents are reminded
of the necessity of all athletes ob-
taining sports physical.
The physical are a requirement
for all area schools in all sports, be-
fore an athlete is even allowed to
participate on a team.
As in the past, Dr. Wesley Scoles
of Tallahassee Memorial Family
Medicine, will conduct the physi-
cals 2:30 p.m. until everyone pre-
sent has received one, Friday, July
The cost is $20, and for those
with insurance that applies, the in-
Call 997-0707 for an appoint-
ment or further information.
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awarded during the tournament, is
$25 per team.
Male and female players, rang-
ing in age from teens upward, are
encouraged to turn out.
Teams interested in signing up
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NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE
AN ORDINANCE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; AMENDING
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, BY AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP; RE-DESIGNATING CERTAIN LANDS COMPRISING
APPROXIMATELY 73 ACRES FROM AGRICULTURAL 5 TO
RESIDENTIAL 1 ON THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
INCORPORATION INTO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR AUTHORITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Jefferson County proposes to adopt the following land use change by ordinance Comprehensive Plan
Amendment 05-01 The land use map change proposed is from Agriculture 5 to Residential I for paicel
numbers 35-1N-4E-0000-0060-0000 and 02-1S-4E-0000-0020-0000 The subject property is shown on the
A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held on August 1 1, 2005 at 7 0) p in at the couio>,in]
Gf the county courthouse located at the intersection of U S Highways 90 and 19 The mceetng rnat be
.tntinued as necessary From the Florida "Government in the Sunshine Manual", page 36. paragraph c
Ulch board, commission, or agency of this state or of any political subdivision thereof shall include in the
notice of any meeting or hearing, if notice of meeting or hearing is required, of such board, commission, o;
agency, conspicuously on such notice, the advice that, if a person decides to appeal any decision maie h\
the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting o hearing, he li,
'she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that I
verbatim record of the proceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and e, idence upon Uhich
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Notice of Public Hearing: The Jefferson
County Planning Commission will review
and make a decision to approve or not
approve a variance and site plan develop-
ment proposal from the Mt. Zion MB
Church for an addition their church build-
ing at 2763 Gamble Road on parcel num-
ber 15-IN-3E-0000-0040-0000. Interested
parties may present their concerns at the
Jefferson County Planning Commission
meeting on August 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in
the courtroom of the Jefferson County
Courthouse located at the intersection, of
U.S. 19 and U.S. Highway 90 in Monticello,
Florida 32344. The Meeting may be contin-
ued as needed. From the Florida "Govern-
ment in the Sunshine Manual", page 36,
paragraph c: Each board, commission, or
agency of this state or of any political sub-
division thereof shall include in the notice
of any meeting or hearing if notice of meet-
ing or hearing is required, of such board,
commission, or agency, conspicuously on
such notice, the advice that, if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the
.board, agency or commission with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose
he or she may need to ensure that a verba-
|8 tim record of the proceedings, is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. Prior to the meeting interested per-
sons may contact the Jefferson County
Planning and Building Department at 850-
342-0223 or write the Department at P.O.
Box 1069, Monticello, FL 32345 and pro-
vide comments. The development proposal
may be reviewed during business hours al
the Department office located at 277 North
Mulberry Street, Monticello, Florida
323 4. '
7 13, c
IN i HE CIRCUIT COURT FOR JEF
PERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO.
BATE DIVISION File Number: 05-66-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF ROGER G. ATCHI.
SON Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMIN
ISTRATION: The administration of thi
estate of ROGER G. ATCHISON
deceased, File Number 05-66-PR is pend
ing in the Circuit Court for Jefferson
County, Florida, Probate Division, thi
address of which is Jefferson County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida. The nami
and address of the personal representative
and of the personal representative's attor
ney are set forth below. ALL INTER
ESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: All persons on whom this notice i
served who have objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the qualifications o
the personal representative, venue, o
jurisdiction of this Court are required ti
file their objections with this Cour
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THI
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THI
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All credit
tors of the decedent and other persons hav
ing claims or demands against decedent'
estate on whom a copy of this notice i
served within three months after the dat
of the first publication of this notice mus
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE 01
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE 01
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors o
the decedent and persons having claims o
demands against the estate of the deceden
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THi
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS ANI
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. The date of the firs
publication of this Notice is July 13, 200.
Attorney For Personal Representative: T
Buckingham Bird P.O. Box 247, Mont
cello, FL 32345 850-997-3503. FL Bar ID
-,13, 7/20, c
I1 THiE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FL JUVENILE
DIVISION CASE NO.: 04-18-DPA II
THE INTEREST OF: J.J. 02/06/200
MINOR CHILD; NOTICE OF ACTIO]
TO: Jessie Joiner and Unknown Fathe
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6307 Dill
Road, Monticello, Florida 32344 YOI
ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petitio
under oath, has been filed in the above
styled court for the termination of parents
rights and the permanent commitment c
J.J. a male child born on 02/06/2004 i
Leon County, Florida to the State of Floi
ida, Department of Children and Familie,
Adoption and Related Services a license
child placing agency for subsequent adop
tion and you are hereby to be and appea
in the above court at the Jefferson Count
Courthouse, County Courthouse, Room 1
Monticello, Florida 32344 on Monda
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y addresses and telephone numbers of any
persons who may attend the mediation; (b)
The name, address, and telephone number
of the mediator selected by the parties, or a
provision for selecting a mediator within a
specified time; (c) The agreed allocation of
the costs and fees associated with the
mediation; (d) The agreement of the par-
ties on the confidentiality of discussions
and documents introduced during media-
tion; (e) The date, time, and place of the
first mediation session, or a deadline for
holding the first session, if no mediator has
yet been chosen; (f) The name of each
party's representative who shall have
authority to settle or recommend settle-
ment; and (g) Either an explanation of how
the substantial interests of each mediating
party will be affected by the action or pro-
posed action addressed in this notice of
intent or a statement clearly identifying the
petition for hearing that each party has
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August 22nd at 4:00 p.m. for a Termina-
tion 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 ADVI-
SORY 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 PETI-
TION. WITNESS my hand and official
seal as the Judge of said court this 8th day
of June, 2005. I/s/
7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, c
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF CONSENT ORDER: The
Department of Environmental Protection
gives notice of agency action of entering
into a Consent Order with Jefferson
Power, L.C., pursuant to Section 120.57(4),
F.S. The Consent Order addresses the vari-
ous alleged violations of the facility's Title
V Air Operation Permit. The consent order
requires that corrective actions be taken to
bring the facility to acceptable operating
condition, that the facility address applica-
bility to CAM (40CFR 64), that a final CO
monitoring plan be submitted which will
document how the CO CEMs will provide
accurate CO emission data to verify com-
pliance with the PSD avoidance limit in
Permit Section Condition A.5, that the fol-
lowing evaluation and testing results be
provided annually (condition of scrubber,
particulate test, ,CO test, visible emissions
test, RATA testing on the CO CEM, and
ash testing for copper, chromium and arse-
nic,) and that a penalty of $8,500 be paid to
the Department. The Consent Order is
available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday except legal holi-
days, at the Department of Environmental
Protection, 160 Governmental Center,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794. Persons
whose substantial interests are affected by
this Consent Order have a right to petition
for an administrative hearing on the Con-
sent Order. The Petition must contain the
Information set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Department's Office
of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, MS# 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within 21 days of receipt of
this notice. A copy of the petition must also
be mailed at the time of filing to the Dis-
trict Office named above at the address
indicated. Failure to file a petition within
the 21 days constitutes a wavier of any
right such person has to an administrative
hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. The petition shall contain the
following information: (a) The name,
address, and telephone number of each
petitioner; the Department's identification
number of the Consent Order and the
county in which the subject matter or
activity is located; (b) A statement of how
and when each petitioner received notice of
e the Consent Order; (c) A statement of how
each petitioner's substantial interests are
affected by the Consent Order; (d) A state-
ment of the material facts disputed by peti-
tioner, if any; (e) A statement of fact which
petitioner contends warrant reversal or
) modification of the Consent Order; (f) A
s statement of which rules or statues peti-
e tioner contends require reversal or modifi-
f cation of the Consent Order; (g) A
r statement of the relief sought by petitioner,
o stating precisely the action petitioner
t wants the Department to take with respect
to the Consent Order. If a petition is filed,
the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate agency action.
R Accordingly, the Department's final action
may be different from the position taken
by it in this Notice. Persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by any deci-
s sion of the Department with regard to the
s subject Consent Order have the right to
e petition to become a party to the proceed-
t ing. The petition must conform to the
N requirements specified above and be filed
S (received) within 21 days of receipt of this
notice in the Office of General Counsel at
R the above addresses of the Department.
F Failure to petition within the allowed time
S framed constitutes a wavier of any right
f such person has to request a hearing under
r Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S. and to
t participate as a party to this proceeding.
t Any subsequent intervention will only be at
E the approval of the presiding officer upon
N motion filed pursuant to Rule 28-106.205,
) F.A.C. A person whose substantial inter-
E ests are affected by the Consent Order may
t file a timely petition for an administrative
hearing under Section 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or may choose to pursue mediation as
an alternative remedy under Section
# 120.573, F.S., before the deadline for filing
a petition. Choosing mediation will not
adversely affect the right to a hearing if
mediation does not result in a settlement.
R The procedures for pursuing mediation are
E set forth below. Mediation may only take
N place if the Department and all the parties
4 to the proceeding agree that mediation is
N appropriate. A person may pursue media-
r tion by reaching a mediation agreement
s with all parties to the proceeding (which
U include Respondent, the Department, and
n any person who has filed timely and suffi-
e client petition for a hearing) and by show-
l ing how the substantial interests of each
f mediating party are affected by the Con-
n sent Order. The agreement must be filed in
(received by) the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth
d Boulevard, MS# 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within 10 days after the dead-
r line as set forth above for the filing of a
y petition. The agreement to mediate must
0 include the following: (a) The names,
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vided in Section 120.573, F.S., the timely
agreement of all parties to mediate will toll
the time limitations imposed by Sections
120.569 and 120.57 F.S., for requesting and
holding an administrative hearing. Unless
otherwise agreed by the parties, the media-
tion must be concluded within sixty days of
the execution of the agreement. If media-
tion results in settlement of the administra-
tive dispute, the Department must enter a
final order incorporating the agreement of
the parties. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by such a modi-
fied final decision of the Department have
a right to petition for a hearing only in
accordance with the requirements for such
petitions set forth above, and must there-
fore file their petitions within 21 days of
receipt of this notice. If mediation termi-
nates without settlement of the dispute, the
Department shall notify all parties in writ-
ing that the administrative hearing proc-
esses under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. remain available for disposition of the
dispute, and the notice will specify the
deadlines that then will apply for challeng-
ing the agency action and electing remedies
under those two statutes.
Boyd Sod Farm is looking for a CDL
licensed driver for local deliveries of
agricultural products. Contact us at
'7/13, 15, c
The Healthy Start Coalition of
Jefferson, Madison and Taylor
Counties is seeking a Projects
Coordinator. Position requires
knowledge of local community health
services and agencies, ability to
communicate clearly and concisely
through oral and written
communication, ability .to establish
and maintain effective working
relationships with Coalition
membership, staff, all providers and -
the general public, 'ability to design,
prepare and deliver health education
presentations, and the ability to work
independently in local office or in the
field. Requires reliable
transportation, valid driver's license,
good driving record and automobile
insurance. The ideal candidate will
have Bachelor's degree in'.s.ci1c 'W-""'
social sciences, 'education, health,' or'
social services related field of studies
and a strong working knowledge of all
Microsoft Office functions.
Knowledge of community relations,
public health issues, maternal and
child health, social work, or
marketing experience -preferred.
Experience in the community's social
services preferred;, must reside in
Jefferson, Madison or Taylor
Counties. Base. Salary $27,000.00.
Submit Resume to: Healthy Start, PO
Box 568, Greenville, FL 32331 by July
7/6, 8. 13, 15, c
Grounoakeeper needed at North
Florida Community College. This
full-time position maintains lawns,
gardens, flower beds, shrubs,
irrigation, and trees. Heavy lifting is
required. Qualifications include: HS
diploma or GED plus one (1) year of
paid grounds, keeping experience.
Send application to: Director HR,
North Florida Community College,
1000 Turner Davis Drive, Madison,
Florida 32340. Application and a
complete job description are available
on our website at www.nfcc.edu.
Questions: Call 850-973-9487.
Application period extended. Must be
received by July 22, 2005. EOE.
'1/13 15, c
North Florida Community College,
Registered Nursing Program,
Madison FL. Full time Registered
Nurse for newly approved Registered
Nursing Program. The nursing
faculty position works 10 months
throughout the year. Qualifications:
Must have a BSN Degree (Master's
preferred in Nursing or related field);
Must have minimum three (3) years
full-time clinical experience as an RN
and be eligible for FL Nursing
License. Experience as a nursing
educator and clinical experience in
medical-surgical, intensive care,
obstetrical and pediatric nursing
preferred. Duties include classroom
and clinical instruction and student
advising/counseling. In addition to
teaching duties, will require serving
on College committees and
participation in College activities.
Teaching may be night courses on
NFCC campus and/or at satellite
locations. Applications to: Director
HR, North Florida Community
College, 1000 Turner Davis Drive,
Madison, Florida 32340. Only
complete application packets
considered. A complete packet
includes: letter of interest; resume
and application; copy of transcripts
(unofficial okay); copy of Nursing
License. Application available at
www.nfcc.edu. Questions call
850-973-1662. Application packet
-.,t be received by 07/19/2005. EOE.
7/13. 15, c
ine City of Monticello is accepting
job applications for a laborer in the
Street Department. Job duties will
include all work associated with the
maintenance of city streets and
right-of-ways. Applicant must present
a valid Florida Drivers License, Social
Security Card and High School
Diploma. Experience in operating
backhoes, loaders, and tractors is a
plus. Applications are available at
City Hall, 245 So. Mulberry Street,
Monticello, Florida, and will be
accepted until 4 PM, Tuesday, July
14, 2005. The City of Monticello is an
equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate against race, color,
religion, sex, ancestry, place of birth,
handicap, or national origin. The City
of Monticello is a drug free
workplace, and new employees must
pass a preemployment drug and
alco!iui test. Don Anderson, City Supt.
7/8, 13, c
Come join our growing team. If you
want to be challenged in a busy
newspaper office and want above
average earnings and have thel drive
to be a positive team player, we'd like
to talk to you. No slackers,
dunderheads, dopers, drama queens,
pleuae. Call Ron Cichon @ 997-3568.
7/13, 15, 20, 22, pd
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION
VACANCIES: School Board of
Jefferson County, Florida 1490 West
Washington Street, Monticello, FL
32344, Phone; 850-342-0100, Fax:
850-342-0108. Positions Available:
*Executive Director of Operation and
Human Resources *Executive
Director of School Improvement
*Principal Jefferson Elementary
School *Principal Jefferson County
High School. The following
information is for all positions listed
above: Salary: $65,212 Beginning
Date: July 18, 2005 Deadline for
Application: July 11, 2005 Contact:
Hal Wilson. Equal Employment
Opportunity School Board Rule
7/6, 8,13 c
Three pressers, must have experience
and three references. 997-5748.
7/6, 8, 13 c
Busy Boarding Kennel located 2 miles
from- Lloyd is looking for animal
lovers forsihnmer employment: Must
be drug-free, hard working and have
dependable transportation. Call
877-5050 or fax resume to 877-5010.
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Sales/Office Manager for Buddy's
Home Furnishing. Please apply in
Pcisn. 1317 S. Jefferson St.
6/3. s/d, tfn
Truck Driver Wanted: Class B
Contact Judson Freeman @ 997-2519.
s/d 6/3. t'n
Life is a blessing and a gift to be
celebrated. Christ Episcopal Church,
three blocks N of the courthouse.
Sunday service at 10:00 AM.
Home Health Care Equipment -
Jackson's Drug Store. We bill
Medicare Call for a assessment of
your needs. 997-3553. UPS available
Backhoe Service: driveways, roads,
ditches, tree & shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten 997-3116,
Healthy Weight Loss available only at
Jackson's Drugs, Hoodiacol is
designed to curb the appetite, burn fat
and increase energy levels resulting in
considerable weight loss over time.
Hoodiacol consist of 3 key ingredients
incorporated into rice bran oil with
natural flavoring to give it a palpable
taste. In addition to weight loss, you
may see benefits for the hair, skin and
nails from the Omega 3 and Omega 6
found in rice bran oil. Hoodia
gordonii is a cactus found in the
Kalahari Desert of South Africa.
Unsurpassed as an appetite
suppressant, it not only limits appetite
but increases the sense of satiety. This
tends to limit total caloric intake by
30-40% without experiencing hunger.
Significant weight loss should result
from such a drop in caloric intake.
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and
operated by Andy Rudd, 997-5648.
Mr. Stump : Stump Grinding.
509-8530, Quick Responses.
6 ?, s/ 1, tfn
Do you want to be just a Christian,
with no denominational names,
creeds, or practices? Jesus established
His Church called the Church of
Christ and you can be a member of it.
We are ready to help if you are ready
to learn. Call 997-3466
Jack Russell, male, in downtown area
on Saturday Call 997-8599.
75-100 acres at reasonable cost for
released quail hunting in North
Florida during 2005-2006 hunting
season. Land must be open enough to
allow quail hunting. Call
850-878-1670 eves or e-mail
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport. 6cyl., a/c,
P.S., P.B., cruise, 5 spd., tilt, sound
bar, soft top, highway mileage only.
V., clean. $8000.00. 997-2725.
-/13, t5, 20, 22, 27, 29, pd
1996 F-150 PU Truck, 120,000 miles
$4,500. Call 997-3368 (9am 4pm)
6/8 s/d, tfn, c
1988 Ford Bronco II, A.C., new tires,
excellent condition. $850.00. 997-4723
after 4 P.M. daily.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, retirement mobile
home in the country on Rabon Road,
$490. A month. Call 997-5607.
7/8, 13, pd
3bdrm, 1 / b w/office, garage, nice
house, in town. Fenced back yard
w/nice size shed. $700 per month..
".13, Ifn, c
RV or Mobile Home Lot For Rent.
Call Liz @ 997-1638
6/24, 29, 7/1,3, 8,11, 15, 17,c
House in country for rent. 3 BDRM, 1
/z b w/extra room. 997-3365.
6/22, tfn, c
1 bed, 1 bath with pasture in country,
$500.00 n month 997-6653.
7/6, 8 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, oc
Shop / Warehouse Space. Four large,
roll-up doors. 1200 sq ft with standard
utilities included. Easy access to US 19
with good visibility and generous
parking. Available August 1st. Call
997-4150. 6/15. '7, tfn, c
Air conditioner: Sunchaser XL Series,
duo-therm, roof top for trailer or van,
11,000 BTU's, $150. Call 997-8591.
7/1, 6, 8,13, pd
4 P225/60-R-16 Mich. tires $40
$112,700 charming, cozy 4bd/2ba
hm, approx. 2,530 sq-ft. Fire place,
front porch, white picket fence, large
workshop, and big back yard.
Convenient location town of
MIonticello. $94,900 quiet country
living, 2bd/2ba, approx. 1,152 sq-ft.,
walking closets, 2 screened porches,
fenced backyard. Steve C. Walker
Realty, LLC Licensed Real Estate
Broker. Call Lori Blush Realtor
Associate 850-933-9115 or
'/13 15, 20, 22, c
Beautiful & Private. 2 miles from
Monticello 3 br, 2 ./ bath home on
171/2 acres w/pond, dock, barn, dove
field, garden, and pasture in a
manicured, country setting. Pine
floors throughout with large brick
fireplace. Shown by appt. Only.
$439,000. Send email to
House@PWHhomes.com to receive
additional info or call (850) 997-6344
to set appt.
6/22, 24, 29, 7/1, 6, 8, 13.15, 20, 22, pd
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* Spacious Brick Home- split plan,
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Beautiful Home on the Top of a
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yellow brick home circled with 10 year old
planted pine near US 90 and-SR 59, 50
acres in planted pines, swimming 'pool,
detached garage, barn nice field all very
convenient to Tallahassee for only
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built in 2002, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, 1964
sq. ft., ceramic tile and hardwood floors,
cathedral ceiling, fireplace and a
screened porch on one acre not far from
town $ i tb,Ouu Now $135,000
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm with
big doublewide w/ fireplace, stables,
round pen in remote, big oaks, pond, lo-
cated north of Greenville a real opportu-
nity for the horse owner only $295,000
Under Contract-Terrific New
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with new gal alum roof and vinyl siding 3
sheds, fish pond on 2.4 acres and only
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Main Ave-Under Contract west of
Monticello off US 90 on paved county
road five wooded acres with well and
septic tank $85,000
Big doublewide with additions 12
rooms quiet wooded lot $56,500
Prime Commercial Property US
19 South near Pizza Hut and Jefferson
Builders Mart $650,000
Home Site close to town on West
Grooverville Roadwith paved road front-
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See all our listings with maps at
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can you help?
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Fire Rescue Purchases
Rescue Fire Truck
ambulances available for emergen-
County Fire Rescue has acquired
a new Rescue Squad 1 fire truck,
and built a Brush 1 Unit.
A few months ago, a new ambu-
lance was purchased, to make two
The new rescue unit is used for
extraction, vehicles fires, and as a
quick response truck.
It can be sent to structure fires and
when the fire truck arrives. The fire
truck gets closest to the water
source, connects to it, and then to
Rescue 1, which is used as a pump-
Brush 1 is strictly for use in brush
and grass fires, often seen along the
Personnel were placed on standby,
Friday, with Hurricane Dennis ex-
pected to strike the Panhandle.
As is standard practice, the staff
began checking equipment to be
sure it is filled with gas and oil and
in good working order, and main-
taining the department generator.
FIRE RESCUE personnel pose for our cam-
era with their newly purchased Squad One
Rescue Truck: L-R: Shane Weaver, Troy
Marks, Dexter Walker, Russell Aldred.
tg. 'w" .
Foundation Donates $12,000 Of
Items To Club For Holiday Gifts
The Project Barter Feed Founda--
tion (PBFF) recently donated al-
most $12,000 worth of items to the
Monticello Boys and Girls Club, to
ensure a happy Christmas for less
According to PBFF Founder
Scottie Ebberbach, the donation
serves as a marketing promotion to
inspire the community to get more
involved in fundraising events
earmarked to provide Christmas
gifts for the less fortunate.
"We need to start projecting for
the holidays now," said Ebberbach.
"I like to begin planning early, to
assure participation and be sure
children will not be without at
Chritmastime," he said.
He said that people in the com-
munity can do things like donating
items to the Boys and Girls Club
that could be used for yard sales, or
host 'a yard, sale themselves, and
donate the proceeds.
"We've got to remember, one
man's trash is another's treasure,"
"These are children and if people
can help, then they should do
whatever they can to help the
cause. I hope we can get the pro-
gram off the ground early enough
so that no children have to do with-
out at Christmastime," he said.
For further information on how to
help, call the Boys and Girls Club
RUSSELL ALDRED checks out extrication
tools on the new Squad One Fire Rescue
Truck. Fire Rescue personnel were on
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working properly, as Fire Rescue staff pre-
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