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Title: The Monticello news
Uniform Title: Monticello news (Monticello, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Will H. Bulloch
Place of Publication: Monticello Fla
Creation Date: July 15, 2005
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jefferson -- Monticello
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1903.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 23, no. 22 (Nov. 20, 1925).
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LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
404 LIBRARY WEST
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAT1ESVILLE, FL. 32611


Summer Jobs

Help Pay

College Costs

Editorial, Page 4


'Sisters'

To Reprise

Nun Bingo

Story, Photo, Page 6


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Markyce Larry

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From Braves

Story, Page 9


Ted Register
Cuts Hair

43 Years

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005


Taxable Land




Values Go Up


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer


The Health Department is urging
residents to take precautions against
mosquito bites, following confirma-
tion of a case of Eastern Equine En-
cephalitis (EEE) here.
EEE is a mosquito-borne viral dis-
ease that commonly affects horses.
Humans, however, can be highly
susceptible to the disease.
EEE occurs in the eastern half of
the United States. It is regarded as
one of the more serious mosquito-
borne diseases because of its high
fatality rate.
The EEE virus is transmitted to
humans via the bite of an infected
mosquito. Symptoms range from
mild flu-like illness to inflammation
of the brain to coma and death.
According to the Center for Dis-
ease Control (CDC), 35 percent of
persons who develop the disease
die, making it one of the most
pathogenic mosquito-borne disease
in the United States.
Florida, along with Georgia, Mas-
sachusetts and New Jersey, has the
largest number of recorded cases in
the country. On average, about four
cases a year. are reported to the
CDC.
At risk of contracting the disease
are persons who live or visit areas
with an established presence of the
virus, persons who engage 'in out-
door work and recreational
activities, and persons over age 50
and younger than age 15.
Residents are cautioned to take
personal and household precautions
to safeguard against mosquito bites.
These precautions include using in-
sect repellent that contains the
chemical DEET; avoiding going
outdoors between dawn and dusk, if
at all possible; and dressing appro-
priately (socks, long pants and a
long-sleeved shirts, etc.), if going
outdoors can't be avoided.
In addition, residents should
take steps to drain standing water on
their properties, as standing water
serves as a breeding ground for
mosquitoes.
Places where water can accumu-
late include eaves, troughs, gutters,
garbage cans, old tires, tarps, flower
pots, birdbaths and pet dishes.


The county has a mosquito con-
trol program that is complaint-
driven. This means that spraying is
done only in response to a specific
request. Residents wanting the serv-
ice should call 997-3343, a 24-hour
hotline.
In addition, the Health Depart-
ment maintains sentinel chicken
flocks for the early detection of ar-
bor viruses, including EEE, West
Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis Vi-
rus. The department bleeds the


chickens weekly and tests the blood
for signs of infection.
Chickens and birds represent am-
plification hosts. Meaning that they
contract.the disease early and thus
serve as a natural alarm system.
Residents with ponds and other
large bodies of water on their prop-
erties are reminded that Gambusia
fish and mosquito dunks are avail-
able free from the Health Depart-
ment.
(See Encephalitis Page 14)


Growth Cited

AS One Cause
For Increases

LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Taxable property values are uT
across the county, the city and
school district, largely the result of
new construction and generally ris-
ing property values.
That's the word from Property
Appraiser David Ward, who re-
cently supplied the figures to city,
county and school district officials
for the preparation of their respec-
tive budgets.
According to Ward, the county's
and school district's taxable value
went up 16 percent, or $62 million,
from $379,000,000 last year to
$441,000,000 this year.
New construction accounted for
$16 million of the increase, with the
remaining $46 million attributed to
generally rising property values.
A mill in the county and school
district is expected to bring in
$441,000 in the current year --
$62,000 more than it did last year.
In the city, the increase in taxable
property value rose 15 percent, for a
total of $9,524,000. The taxable
property value was $64,421,000 last
year, compared with $73,945,000


this year. ,
New construction accounted for
$767,610 of the city's increase, with
the remaining $8,756,390 attributed
to rising property values.
Bottom line: homeowners can ex-
pect to pay higher property taxes in
the coming year, unless the particu-
lar taxing entity decides to imple-
ment the rolled-back rate.


advertise a tax hike if they choose to
keep their millage rate at the same
level as the previous year. That's
because, given the rising nature of
property values, the same millage
rate will produce more revenues
each succeeding year.
The city has rolled back its mil-
lage rate at least twice in recent
years, essentially giving property


NEW CONSTRUCTION added $16 million to property val-
ues for the current year, according to figures from the
Property Appraiser's office. (News Photo)

The rolled-back rate is a percent- owners a tax break of sorts. Whether
age point adjusted downward to pro- this will happen again this year will
duce the same revenues as in the be decided Aug. 2, when the City
previous year. Council is scheduled to set the rate.
By state law, taxing entities must (See Land Values Page 11)


2-Day Manhunt


Ends In Arrest


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

A report from Road Department
Superintendent David Harvey to
Emergency Management indicates
that the damage Hurricane Dennis
caused here may be greater than
originally thought.
Based on the number of roads
damaged and debris scattered by the
hurricane, Harvey estimates the
storm damage at $57,150. He esti-
mates the cost to hire a contractor to


their private insurance companies. A tree
fell on this pickup truck on Waukeenah St.
sometime during the storm. (News Photo)


In addition to Harvey's report, El-
lerbe said her office has received re-
ports of other hurricane-related
damage, including water and roof
damage to a couple of houses.
She said her office is still in the
process of assessing the situation.
She encourages people who experi-
enced hurricane-related damage to
contact her office at 342-0211.
Hurricane Dennis, a category 3
storm, struck just east of Pensacola
late Sunday afternoon. But strong
winds and drenching rains reached
as far as Madison and Suwannee
counties.


make the needed repairs and remove
the debris will be $300,000.
According to Harvey's assess-
ment, the storm felled more than 40
trees and caused washouts and
flooding to numerous roads, a few
of which have been closed to traffic.
Carol Ellerbe, director of Emer-
gency Management, said she will
submit the damage information to
the state, in the hope of having the
area declared a disaster area. Disas-
ter areas are eligible for funding
from FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Administration).


LAZARO ALEMAN
Senior Staff Writer

Sheriffs deputies arrested a 20-
year-old Leon County man late
Tuesday, following a two-day man-
hunt in the Lamont area.
West Lee Norton Jr., described as
tired, hungry and bedraggled at the
time of his capture, was charged
with several counts of burglary and
grand theft, among other offenses.
The saga began Monday, when
Sgt. Ray Lacy and Investigator Sally
Cole responded to a burglary at a
US 27 residence. Apparently unbe-
known to the suspect, the vehicle he
is alleged to have stolen from the
residence had a tracking device,
which the deputies activated.
A helicopter crew from the Leon
County Sheriffs Office soon after
spotted the car, which they reported
was heading back toward Jefferson
County. Deputies here quickly set
up an intercept near the intersection
of US 27 and SR-59, but they were
unable to stop the suspect, who con-
tinued traveling east.
The suspect finally wrecked the
car at the intersection of US 27 and
Depot Street and fled into the
woods, with the deputies in close
pursuit on foot.
"Faced with the fact that the sus-
pect had made it into the swamp,
Sheriff David Hobbs initiated a con-
certed effort by several agencies to
try to run the suspect to ground,"
Bullock reports. "The agencies that
responded to his call were the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation


Commission (FWC), which brought
in a dog; the Leon County Sheriffs
Office (which stayed in the air
above the area as long as they
could), and others who were asked
to stand by in case they were
needed."
According to Bullock, the suspect
managed to get several miles
through woods and stole a farm
tractor about dark. Confronted by
the owners of the tractor as he drove
away from the area on CR-257, the
suspect jumped from the tractor and
fled into the woods again.
In an effort to contain the suspect,
deputies, Florida Highway Patrol
troopers and FWC units next set up
a seven to eight sq. mile perimeter
in the thinly populated and heavily
wooded area. But they were unable
to locate the suspect Hobbs finally
called the search off late Monday
evening.
"Patrols were set up and the Jef-
ferson County Sheriff's Department
and FWC began the search again at
first light Tuesday," Bullock reports.
"The suspect was located in down-
town Lamont about the middle of
the morning but again escaped into
the nearby woods after narrowly
avoiding the grasp of deputy Steve
Pearson, who attempted to run hi mi
down."
Another day long search ensued,
with officers from FWC, Leon and
Madison counties includingg MC
Sheriff 1Pete Buchcr) assisting in the
effort.
"After this effort proved fruitless,
Sheriff llobbs placed four deputies
(See Maiinhlunt Page 11)


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Published Wednesdays & Fridays


ALTHOUGH not the sole reason, develop-
ment is credited with being a major contrib-
uting factor to the rising value of properties
in the county and the city. What's more,


Property Appraiser David Ward sees no end
in sight to the trend, based on his latest as-
sessment. (News Photo)


Health Department Reports


1st Case Of Encephalitis Here


REPORTS of hurricane damage continues to
come into the Emergency Management of-
fice, although many property owners choose
to report the damage directly to FEMA or


County Officials Continue Assessing

Damage Caused By Hurricane Dennis


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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JULY 15, 2005

Rep. Jim Davis TO Speak


At Democratic Event Here


Representative Jim Davis, Demo-
cratic candidate for governor, will
speak at a casual dinner party hosted
by the Jefferson County Democratic
Executive Committee (JCDEC),
6:30 p.m., July 23, at Malloy's
Nursery Flower and Gift Shop.
There is no charge for the event,
which offers the public a chance to
meet and greet the candidate, as well
as provide an opportunity to find out
about the Democratic Committee
activities in Jefferson County.


In addition to the dinner, enter-
tainment by some local talents will
be provided.
Call Eleanor Hawkins at 997-2863,
or Gladys Roann at 997-5209, if you
plan to attend.
Donations to the Democratic
Party will be accepted.
Beth Davis, publicity director, re-
lates that the JCDEC meets 7 p.m.
the first Tuesday every other month
at the Dude Bishop Administration
Building on West Washington.


Interested county residents are en-
couraged to attend and become in-
volved in supporting the Democratic
Party.
The JCDEC mission is to foster
and advance the goals and ideals of
our American democratic society
through education and community
involvement.
The Committee activity seeks out
and encourages local citizens, who
exemplify the goals and ideals for
our democratic society, to enter the


Chamber Speaker Discusses


Guardian Ad Litem


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

The Chamber of Commerce heard
Speaker Laurie Williams discuss the
Guardian as Litem Program, at its
July meeting, held Tuesday, at the
Chamber.
Williams explained that the mis-
sion of the Guardians is to advocate
for the best interests of children who
are alleged to be abused, neglected,
or abandoned, and who are involved
in court proceedings.
In the Guardian ad Litem
Program, a volunteer works with a
member of the Program staff who
provides case management, assis-
tance with reports, and ongoing sup-
port.
Prior to assignment, volunteers are
thoroughly trained in areas relating.
to courtroom procedure, child wel-
fare, and special needs of children.
Legal representation is provided
by staff attorneys.
Williams distributed literature
about the program, and requested
community volunteers to help the
lawyers and counselors with the
children in the program.
For the 23 children in the program


in Jefferson County, there are only
two volunteers, Williams said.
A training session is scheduled
10 ,a.m. 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28
in Madison. Contact Sandy Tice at
1-866-341-1425 to volunteer.
Atty. Buck Bird discussed the cost
of the July 4th fireworks and the
number of out of owners attending.
In summary, it was noted that
Monticello has a reputation for pro-
viding spectacular fireworks.
However, more funds will have to
be raised, if the shows are to con-
tinue.
President David Frisby reported
that the Street Program Committee
is running smoothly with its mission
of closing the east end of Dogwood
Street to pedestrian traffic.
Chamber Director Mary Frances
Drawdy reported that a $1,000 do-
nation from Progressive Energy,
corporate sponsor of the Water-
melon Festival, to help with the
overtime cost of a policeman.
Frank Blow, speaking for the
Government Affairs Committee, in-
troduiced the elected officials in at-
tendance.
Dianne Westbrook announced that
the Chamber recently added two
new members.


program
Frisby reminded members of the
Intergovernmental Workshop 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 28 at Willow Pond.
The focus of the workshop is on
increasing school enrollment, as a
means of economic development.
Frisby said that invitations have
been extended to the School Board,
County Commission, and City
Council to attend this governmental
retreat.
Mayor Julie Conley announced
that Jefferson County will host the
Florida Tourism Committee in
August at the Chamber.
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public arena by pursuing public
service, including elected office.
Recent. Committee activities in-
cluded a book sale to benefit the
County Library, supporting the July
4th Fireworks Event, and setting up
a booth at the Watermelon Festival
to hand out literature and register
voters.
Other upcoming Committee
events include a precinct 2 and'4'
party planned for Aug. 9, at the
Monticello Woman's Club.
Congressman Allen Boyd will be
the guest speaker.
The event will also be open to the
public, and specifically precinct 2
and 4 residents.
The next regular meeting is sched-
uled for Oct. 11.


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held June 25th.The response from everyone was
fantastic and we appreciate your help so much! We
are looking forward to our next Sing which will be
the Second Annual Gospel Sing for the benefit of
the Wacissa Volunteer Fire Rescue in 2006.
THANK YOU!




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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JULY 15, 2005 PAGE 3

Red Cross To Teach ,.-_ -


First Aid For Pets


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer


SYLVIA WHITE, Rotary assistant governor,
speaks with James Muchovej, during the in-
stallation of officers meeting, Friday.


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Ghost Trackers Will

Offer Haunted Tour


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Big Bend Ghost Trackers Foun-_
der Betty Davis reports that the
haunted tour offered during the Wa-
termelon Festival was a great suc-
cess.
Approximately 25 people attended
the tour, none of which were disap-
*pointed, she said.
One woman caught an image on
her camera at the old jail and an-
other shot some orbs at the John
Denham House.
"There have been many inquiries


about Monticello recently," Davis
added.
The BBGT will offer a special
event, 8:45 p.m., on July 16, which
will inlcude members of the Mu-
seum of Florida History, and is also
open to the public.
There will be a haunted tour, cost-
ing $10 and those attending are en-
couraged to bring their cameras.
Immediately following the tour,
the BBGT will offer a mini tour and
ghost hunt at the old 1827 Cemetery
for an additional $10.
"People are always catching im-
ages and orbs on their cameras dur-
ing the tours and the ghost hunt, and
this heightens interest," Davis said.


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Published by Monticello Publishing Co., Inc.

SwMEM RON CICHON
i Publisher


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Managing Editor


LAZARO ALEMAN
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Summer Jobs Help


Pay College Costs


Increasingly, young people are
turning to summer jobs as a way to
pay for higher education. For the
first time in six years, teens say sav-
ing for college has become the
number-one reason they will be
working this summer.
According to the 2005 Junior
Achievement Interprise Poll on
Teens and Summer Jobs, just over
33 percent of teens identified "save
for college" as their primary motiva-
tion for summer employment.
"Extra spending money," the top
reason in prior JA Interprise Polls,
garnered 31.2 percent.
A total of 1,155 teens participated
in this year's national poll, with 79
percent indicating that they planned
to work this summer.
"Rising tuition costs may be one
reason why a larger percentage of
teens are working to pay for college
this summer than simply for dispos-
able income," said Dr. Darrell
Luzzo, senior vice president of edu-
cation for JA Worldwide.
According to the nonprofit group
The College Board, tuition at public
universities increased nearly 11 per-
cent this year.
Added Luzzo, "Fortunately for
teens, the recent employment situa-
tion is still very favorable for those
seeking summer jobs, and these poll
numbers show that a vast majority
of the nation's youth plan to work
this summer."


The particular types of jobs teens
say they will be seeking follow the
typical areas of teens and summer
employment including:
Restaurants/fast food (25.3 per-
cent),
Retail/sales (24.2 percent),
Baby-sitting (11.3 percent),
Office/clerical (8.9 percent),
*lifeguard/recreation (8.3 percent),
and
lawn care/landscaping (4.4 per-
cent). Another 17.6 percent chose
"other".
Regarding wages, just over 26
percent of teens expect to earn more
than $7.50 per hour in their summer
jobs, which is comparable to last
year's expectations.
The 2005 Junior Achievement In-
terprise Poll on Teens and Summer
Jobs was conducted in classrooms
nationwide in February through
early April. This is the sixth time JA
has conducted, a poll of teens and
summer jobs. To read full details of
thjb poll, visit the Research Center'
on www.ja.org under "Student,-Cen-
ter."
JA Worldwide is the world's larg-
est organization dedicated to educat-
ing young people about business,
economics and entrepreneurship.
Today, 145 offices reach four mil-
lion students in the United States,
with more than 2.6 million students
served by operations in 97 countries
worldwide.


V, hen homeowners consider ways
to protect their home and family,
fire safety should be a major con-
cern.
One of the best ways to protect
loved ones during a fire is by having
a complete fire 'safety plan, begin-
ning with an early warning from ef-
fective, reliable smoke alarms.
Recent studies from the Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
show that nearly 100 million Ameri-
can homes either don't have alarms
that are interconnected, or are under
protected from fire.
Interconnected alarms are one of
the best ways to protect a home, be-
cause when one alarm detects smoke
it sends a signal that triggers all
alarms to sound, alerting loved ones
throughout the home to the danger.
This immediate reaction reduces
response time and can help a family
escape faster in the event of a fire.
Wireless interconnected alarm sys-
tems can be fast and easy to install.
For example, Kidde, a leader in fire
safety technology, offers an Under-
writers Laboratories-listed wireless
smoke' alarm system that uses radio
frequency signals so that when one
alarm sounds, they all1 sound.


The wireless smoke alarms are
considered a major advance in fire
protection because they improve re-
sponse time in the event of a fire.
It is also important to test home
smoke alarms regularly to make sure
they are in good working order. Test
alarms once a month and change
batteries every six months.
Smoke alarms are only one part of
complete home fire safety. If a fire
does occur, it is important to have a
pre-planned escape route to cut
down on the time it takes to evacu-
ate.

Make sure your family knows the
escape route and practice it with
them. Homes should also have sev-
eral fire extinguishers; at least one
per floor and one each in the kitchen
and garage. All family members
should know where the fire extin-
guishers are located and how to use
them.
With a complete fire safety plan,
you can be prepared in the event of
a fire.
Careful planning, prevention and a
fast evacuation are the best ways to
ensure that residents of a home es-
cape fires injury-free.


From Our Photo File


4,


JAMES DUVAL, pastor Missionary Baptist
Church, left, Commissioner Clifford Brown,
center, speak with Rep. Bill Grant, right,


prior to his
Community,
Photo)


appearance before the Black
in April, 1989. (News File


Opinion & Comment


IIw~ -'

____ .4'.


BY RON CICHON
Publisher

Hurricane Dennis. gave us plenty
of rain but no damage and for that
we're grateful. Folks to the West
were not so fortunate.
New benches downtown are very
nice and add to the appeal of Our
Town...3Bill Beaty, new Rotary
president, will head a delegation,,
Saturday to the Rotary Youth Camp '
in Quineywliere local Rotarians \M III
cook and serve dinner to youngsters. i!
Monticello Rotarians have been sup-
porting the camp for developmen- -
tally challenged youths since its in-
ception several years ago.
More development planned for'
our county...Seems to me the Aruba
officials have done about all they;
could in searching for the missing:
high school student. The question
that puzzles me is why did the chap-
erone allow the young woman to re-
main in a bar while escorting the


Short Takes & Other Notions


rest of the group back to their hotel?
.Didja know the top time waster
among American workers is
procrastination?...The US Depart-
ment of Labor reports in 2002
nearly four out of five mothers of
school-aged children were in the
workforce. And, in 2003 there were
3.7 million female multiple jobhold-
ers.
A national survey found the aver-
age teen spends $98 per week,
which includes. tlfdir o'.I'n fioney;
spending money from parents and
cash received as ii, ;
Even with conservation efforts, by
2025 more than 33 percent of the
world's population will live in re-
gions without adequate supplies of
water.
The American Pet Products Manu-
facturing Association reports Ameri-
cans spend more than $32 billion a
year on their pets with $14.5 billion
going for food. A significant chunk
of money is lavished on everything
from doggy day spas to diamond


collars.
The Lloyd Monroe and Bill Smith
families of Waukeenah will soon be
leaving for Guatemala where they
will live and work in various minis-
tries.
Until the early 1900's, golfers did
not use wooden tees, they built a
mound of sand that served as a tee.
Average home prices rose by 12.5
percent from the first quarter of
2004 to the first quarter of 2005.
The market with the highest percent-
age gain was Bradenton where the
median price of an existing single
family home rose by 45.6 percent in
the past year.
A pack of cigarettes actually cost
about $40. That takes into account
the cost to society of smoking re-
lated heainL factors, $33 for early
deaths and disabilities and $6.88 for
the effects of secondhand smoke.
Are you part of the 20 percent of
Americans who are chronically late?
Factory built homes are growing
in popularity. Today, there are 22.5


million people living in 10 million
factory build homes across the
country.
Progress Energy of Florida re-
ported an unprecedented demand for
electricity on Thursday, July 7. Be-
tween 4 and 5 p.m., customers used
9,031 megawatt hours of electricity,
eclipsing the previous day's demand
by 39 megawatt-hours.
Quotable quote: "When, you reach
for the stars, you may not quite get
one, but you won't come up % ith a
handful of mud either." Leo Burn-
eett advertising executive.
Senior Personal Ad: Recent
widow who has just buried fourth
husband, and am looking for some-
one to round out six-unit plot. Dizzi-
ness, fainting, shortness of breath
not a problem.
It was back in 1909 that Henry
Ford, emphasizing practicality over
luxury, made his famous statement,
"A customer can have a car painted
any color so long as it is black."


Program Honors Service Dogs


For as long as one can remember,
dugs have been deemed man's best
friend. But for the nation's thou-
sands of service dogs, the definition
of best friend has been taken to a
new level, as these dogs go above
and beyond the call of duty and per-
form acts of courage and heroism on
a daily basis.
It's in honor of this service and
because of their love for dogs that
PEDIGREE Food for Dogs, together
with Wal-Mart, wants to pay tribute
to these hardworking service dogs
by hosting the third annual Paws to
Recognize program.
Through a partnership with well
respected organizations including
the Delta Society, Guide Dogs for
the Blind, and the National Associa-
tion for Search and Rescue, U.S.
Customs and Border Protection, the
Department of Homeland Security
and the U.S. War Dogs Association,
PEDIGREE has identified five in-
credible service dogs who deserve
top honors.


"As a brand that loves dogs and
understands their needs, PEDIGREE
takes great pride in being able to na-
tionally recognize canine service
dogs for their continued hard work
and dedication," said Chris Jones,
Franchise Director of Pet Care for
Masterfoods USA, which manufac-
tures PEDIGREE Food for Dogs.
This year's five incredible canine
nomifiees for the Paws to Recognize
Award are:
Boris: A Belgian Malinois, this
military canine has been active in
the U.S. Armed Services for nine
years. He has served in Bosnia, Ko-
sovo and, most recently, Iraq, where
he worked as a great morale booster
and was considered part of the team.
His presence always seems to
cheer up lonely and homesick sol-
diers who are lured into spending
hours playing with him.
Jacko: This Belgian Malinois
has served an illustrious six years
working for the U.S. Customs and
Border Protection Department of


Homeland Security. He is responsi-
ble for helping seize drug-
contaminated currency.
Jenner: As the loyal and skilled
Guide Dog of visually-impaired San
Francisco resident John Hart,
Jenner, a Golden Retriever, is a veri-
table dog-around-town. Jenner is
John's partner in community service
and assists him as he volunteers at
the VA Hospital in San Francisco to
help make patients feel at ease.
Keyotae: Keyotae is a 120-
pound bloodhound on call 24 hours
a day, seven days a week as a volun-
teer search and rescue dog. Keyo-
tae's skillful ability to locate people,
combined with a commitment to
hard work, has proven him to be ex-
tremely useful in search and rescue
operations.
Shug: A six-year-old Golden
Retriever, Shug works at various
hospitals as an Animal-Assisted
Activities/Therapy Dog. Shug is an
affectionate, patient and caring dog
who is an extremely useful resource


in the hospital, where he helps make
patients less fearful and lonely dur-
ing their stay.
Dog lovers are invited to vote for
the service dog they thing is most
deserving of the Paws to Recognize
Award by logging on to
www.pedigree.com/paws from now
through July 31, 2005, where they
can view a photo and biography of
each nominee.
The dog that receives the most
votes will be announced at an
awards ceremony in August, 2005.
New this year, the program also
features an "Everyday Heroes" cate-
gory, which will reward one nonpro-
fessional dog that has. made a
valuable contribution to the lives of
others and one human candidate (or
group) who exemplifies a love for
dogs.
Dog lovers will have the opportu-
nity to nominate an "Everyday
Hero" by submitting an essay (200-
words or less) that describes the
candidate/group or dog and why
they deserve to be recognized.


Financial Test For Students


For most students, the transition
from high school to college brings
the first taste of financial independ-
ence. After 18 years of free room
and board, young adults begin pay-
ing bills and managing money on
their own. Parents can help them get
off to a good start with these simple
tips:
Set a Game Plan
Whether they're living at home or


down with their children and set an
annual budget that outlines esti-
mated expenses for dorm fees, tui-
tion, travel, entertainment, and
textbooks against income from loans
and scholarships, parental contribu-
tions. part-time jobs and savings.
Be sure to add in mandatory extras
such as flights home for thc holidays
and new clothes for a colder (or
warmer) climate.


ing by term, then month, then week,
then day. Five-hundred dollars for
the term may sound like a lot; think-
ing of it as $2-S3 a day will help
students watch spending on those
extra lattes.
*Meet Deadlines
In the classroom, late papers are
likely to earn lower grades. In real
life, late payments can lower a more
permanent score the consumer


moving away; parents should sit Break down discretionary spend- credit rating.


Moving away from home is the
first time most students begin to pay
their own bills and it's important to
get in the habit of paying them on
time.
"Late payments show up on credit
report scores that affect not only in-
terest rates and eligibility for future
loans, but are even used by some
employers to assess job candidates,"

(See Financial Page 5)


Home Fire Safety

Can Be Hot Topic


Letters to the Editor Welcomed
500 Words or Less

Letters must be signed
and include
phone number of writer







MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JULY 15, 2005 PAGE 5


Letters...


Writer Questions Priority


Of Power Restoration


EDITORS NOTE: The writer
submitted a copy of this letter to
Progress Energy for publication
in the Iws.
I am writing this letter on behalf
of whatis literally a refugee popula-
tion.
I have lived at, the KOA
Tallaha;see-East Campground for
three ytars and can attest to the fact
that thiu is not an isolated incident,
but a long term problem.
We hwve a home grown joke that
all it taces for the KOA to lose
power i: for a squirrel to sneeze
$omewhore in the woods.
Abouta month ago, we lost power
and one )f the workers at KOA said
it was hi fault because he failed to
give the squirrels their


antihistamine.
The problem is exacerbated by the
fact that it seems to take an inordi-
nate amount of time to restore the
power.
The event that prompted this letter
is that Hurricane Dennis made land-
fall Sunday, July 10.
Many people choose to use their
RVs as an escape method when
forced to evacuate. More than once
I have seen the KOA fill. to over-
flowing with refugees.
I fully understand that Progress
Energy can not keep the power on
under stormy conditions.
What I do believe, is, that KOA
can be placed on higher priority for
the restoration of power.
When I go only a couple of hun-


dred yards to Country Road 259
(paved road) and see the security
lights on at Sardis Church, which is
unoccupied, I know that it cannot
be that hard to get the power to the
KOA.
I cannot understand why KOA can
not be given a higher priority in
such a situation.
As a Logistics Officer, I have been
responsible for the operation of a
Florida Army National Guard Emer-
gency Operations Center, and as-
sisted the state in Hurricane
Recovery Operations.
The KOA problem is not one of
capability, but rather one of prioriti-
zation, and it should be addressed.
Very truly yours,
Drexel T. Bullivant


Financial
(Continued From Page 4)
said Diana Knox, senior vice presi-
dent, Visa USA.
"There are tools and services
available to help grads begin their
financial life on the right footing."
Automated bill payment through a
debit or credit card can make sure
payments are delivered on time and
securely, whether your student can
find the return envelope and a stamp
or not.
Managed online, the service is
particularly useful for nomadic stu-
dents who often have as many as
three addresses in a calendar year.
For more information, visit
www.visa.com/billpay.
Discuss Money with a Mentor
Talking about money is taboo for
many people, but students need to
be open to discussing their financial
fears and goals either with their par-
ents or with another trusted adult.
Pressure to keep up with the Jone-
Sses can begin in the dorms, where
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more or a lot less then they do.
Parents should discuss the impor-
tance of thinking long term, setting
savings goals and comparing finan-
cial offers for cell phones and insur-
ance.
Monitor Progress
Professors give grades throughout
the term so students know where
they stand. By closely monitoring
their bills, students have an instant
snapshot of where they stand finan-
cially.
Using a debit card for everyday
expenses, including household bills,
can help keep track of spending in
one place. A daily journal of fi-
nances is another tool to help trim
excess spending or bolster a case
to mom and dad for .getting ,pTre
money next term.


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FELINE PETS OF WEEK


Feline Pair Pets Of Week


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer
The Humane Society has named
a pair of kittens is their adoptable
felines Pets of thc Week.
They are both females, approxi-
mately 12 week., old, with all shots
up to date, an expected to be
spayed this wetk. They have not'
yet been given rames.
One kitten is a long hair gray
tabby with wlite feet, chest and


muzzle. ,
The :second, kitten is a medium
hair tabby with white feet and a.
black and white band on her front
leg.
Shelter Caretaker Cheryl Bautista
describes them both as being ex-
tremely lovable, playful and long-
ing for a home with a lot of
nuzzling, petting and TLC.
To adopt these or any of the other
many animals available at the shel-
ter call 342-0244.


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Lifestyle


~ff


'Sisters' To Reprise

Nun Bingo July 22


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Thee nuns were spotted walking
the streets of Monticello, Tuesday,
on a "mission" for the Monticello
Opera House "Raise the Roof' Pro-
ject.
Rev. Mother Mary Regina (Judi
Persons,) Mistress of Novices Sister
Mary Hubert (Lisa Reasoner,) and
Sister Robert Anne (Jan Rickey) are
reprising their roles from last
spring's production of "Nunsense."
The nuns will hold the second
edition of Nun Bingo, 7 p.m.,
Friday, July 22, at the Opera
House, to benefit the new roof fund.
Tuesday, the "Sisters" were repre-
senting the Opera House Stage
Company, and were scouring the
town in search of donations for
Bingo and raffle prizes.
Local vendors were amused, en-
tertained, and very generous. (How-
ever, some did make reference to
possible guilt tactics in soliciting
the prizes.)


Prizes were donated by Milady's
Shop, Great Adventure Outfitters,
Imagine Interiors, Jackson's Drug
Store, Monticello Florist and Gifts,
Edenfield Hardware, Snapdragon,
The Rare Door, Courtyard Cafe, and
the Coffee Break.
A ll businesses will be featured at
the time of the Bingo game or raffle
and will also be displayed in photos
taken with the Nuns.
Additional donations would be ap-
preciated and will help in making
the event a success.
Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn,
candy, and drinks will be available
at the Nun Bingo.
In addition to the Bingo games,
there will be raffles, and a 50/50
drawing.
Admission for the evening is $5.00
per person and includes two Bingo
cards. Additional cards will be
available at $1.00 each.
There will be an extra Early Bird
bonus for those calling for reserva-
tions by Wednesday the 20th.
To make a reservation, or for fur-
ther information call the Opera
House at 997-4242.


Homes Of Mourning


James Noble.
James Noble 82 a retired farmer
died Thursday, -July 7 in
Tallahassee. The service will be at
1:00 p.m. On Saturday, July 16,
2005 at New Bethel AME Church in
Monticello, with burial at Ashville
Community Cemetery in
Monticello. Family will receive
friends (viewing) from 2:00 p.m. To
8:00 p.m. On Friday July 15 at Till-
man Funeral Home and on Saturday
at the church from 11:00 a.m. UnLil
the service.' '
A native and lifelong resident-of
Jeffersofin 'County, Mr. Noble had
been a self-employed farmer before
retiring. He was an ordained deacon
and a member of Jerusalem Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Ashville,
Ashville Pallbearers Lodge #1 and
Piscolo Lodge #7 of Quitman, GA.
He leaves a loving wife of 59
years Lucille Laster Noble to cher-
ish his memories. In addition to his
wife, Mr. Noble leaves to honor his
legacy and to treasure his love his
three sons: Calvin (Lorraine) Noble
of Lynn Haven, Rufus (Juliette) No-
ble Tallahassee, and Glenn Melvin
(Evelyn) Noble of Clearwater; his
daughters (Martha (Eddie) Hudson
of Vero Beach, Betty N. Stroder of
Tampa, Carolyn (B.J.) Pendergrass
and Claretha (Roosevelt) Harris,
both of St. Petersburg, Joyce (Doug-
las) Mann of Tallahassee and Erma
(Ron) Roberts of Bradenton, his
brothers Junious (Beatrice) Noble of
Ft. Pierce and his sister Rosetta
Proctor of Greenville, Daisy Green
of Monticello and Lizzie Clarington


of Ft. Pierce, 15 grandchildren, five
great grandchildren and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Membrial contributions can be
made in Mr. Noble's name to the
Jefferson Senior Citizens Center,
STARS and Beyond Program, 1155
N. Jefferson St., Monticello, FL
32344. (850) 342-0242.
Eva Russell Kenp
'Eva Russell Kenp age 79 a retired
cook died Monday, July 11 in
Augusta, GA.
. _'" ser' ice will be at 3:00 p.m
tarurda', July 16, 2005 at Mt.'
P nt A ME Church in
Monticello, with burial at the
Church Cemetery. Family will re-
ceive friends (viewing) from 2:00
p.m. To 8:00 p.m. On Friday July
15, 2005 at Tillman Funeral Home
and on Saturday at the. church from
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
A native of Jefferson County,
Mrs. Kenp had lived in Miami be-
fore moving to Augusta, GA. She
was retired from the Richmond,
County, Ga. School System.
Mrs. Kenp will be sadly missed
and lovingly remembered by her
five daughters: Essie Camp and Ann
Camp of Augusta, GA, Weniford
Camp, Debra Kikivarakis and Nina
Camp of Miami; her two sons Ricky
Camp of Augusta and Harvey Camp
of Miami; her six sisters Ollie Betsy
Queenie Mitchell, Lillian Russell
and Carrie Mitchell all of Miami
and Alice Thompson and Leola Rus-
sell of Monticello; two brothers Leo

(See Home of Mourning Page 10)


'SISTERS,' Lisa Reasoner, Judi Persons, and Jan Rickey,
take a break from their rounds around town, collecting
prizes for forthcoming Nui Bingo at Opera House.


Airman Raul Rodriguez-Belyea
Completes Basic Training


Airman Raul Rodriguez-Belyea II
has graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base
in San Antonio, TX.
He is the son of Cassandra J. Be-
lyea, of Monticello.
During the six weeks of training,
he studied the Air Force mission, or-
g.anlzauion,' and military customs
"'and courteie ''


He also performed drill and cere-
mony marches, and received physi-
cal training, rifle marksmanship,
field training exercises and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete
basic training earn credits towards
an associate degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force. '


Lions Club Will Meet To

Discuss Fundraising Events


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Lloyd Lions Club will hold a busi-
ness meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, July
19, with discussion to focus on
fundraising projects for the new
club year.

Also on the agenda, plans for a
monthly Appreciation Day.
First Vice President Kevin Camp-
bell encourages all members and
perspective members to attend this
meeting for updates on scheduled
events.
A covered dish dinner planned
for Saturday, was postponed be-
cause of the storm warnings.


The purpose of the function was to
bring members, their spouses, fam-
ily and friends, and members of the
Tallahassee Lions Club together to
interact.
The dinner will be rescheduled at
a later date.

.


4-H Camp Accents


Physical Fitness


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Jefferson County 4-H members
are working with the Boys and Girls
Clubs in their physical education
program (PEP) to promote fitness.
PEP Coordinator, Tequila Hagan
put the new Sports, Play and Active
Recreation for Kids program
(SPARK) PE training into effect at
the 4-H Cherry Lake Camp on June
30.
The 4-H camp serves more than
100 children for a week at Camp
Cherry Lake, each year.

"It was a pleasure working with
the children," states Hagan. "The
SPARK Dance Curriculum was a
great success with the children,
each team was broken into smaller
groups for most attention.


Church News

Memorial MB Church will host its
Pre-Anniversary Pastor's Program
for Rev. J.B. Duval, 3 p.m., Sunday.
Guest Pastor and church is Rev.
Willie Cuyler and St. Tabernacle
Church.

The Youth Department of We-
launee MB Church will host its an-
nual Old Fashioned Service 6 p.m.,
Saturday.


Springfield AME Church cele-
brates its 125th church anniversary,
3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is Ga-
vin Dawyn, of Tallahassee. Music is
by the male choir of Welaunee MB
Church, of Lamont.

-New Hope Church of God, on
East Palmer Mill Road, will hold a
Family Fun Day, following its 11
a.m. service, Sunday. 997-1119.


Children were encouraged to par-
ticipate, and to show leadership in
an exercise session.
During this time each group was
responsible for leading otlir group
members in an exercise activity.
The theme for this portion of
camp was "Aerobic Dace for
Health."
The SPARK curriculuni empha-
sizes non competitive acti ties and
promotes movement amojg all age
groups of children.
"Together we can mald a differ-
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FSU Students Film At

Avera-Clarke House


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

Avera-Clarke House Bed and
Breakfast was the setting for Flor-
ida State University film students,
recently.
Gretchen and Troy Avera recently
opened their home to the students
who were filming a music video ti-
tled "Fix You."
The student production is a r6-
mance, spanning the lifetime of a
woman, named Victoria.
The first of the five days shoot,
was filmed at the Avera-Clarke
House, while other locations include
Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St.


ADAM MITCHELL, FSU film student, adjusts the lights for
the filming of "Fix You," a music video using the backdrop
of the Avera-Clarke House.
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"Fix You" is a five minute film
that will be screened in August
2005.
The Director of the "Fix You"
film is Marc Carlini, First Assistant
Director is Ben Kim, and the Pro-
ducer is Chris George.
Also involved in the filming are:
Mike Gioularis, director of photog-
raphy; Stephen Acevedo, first assis-
tant cameraman; Rob Muraskin,
second cameraman; Gillian Zwick,
production designer; Jason Prowell,
gaffer; and the gaffer's grip/electric
team George Zimmerman; Jed
Shoemaker; and Adam Mitchel; and
actors Mary Hicks and William P.
Hill.


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Larry Awaits Word From Braves

After Recent Tryout Session


FRAN HUNT
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Local 2005 Jefferson County
High School graduate and athlete
Markyce Larry, had a positive ex-
perience when he was invited to
come and try out for the Atlanta
Braves, recently.
"They said they would get back
in touch with me before school be-
gan, and that they were hoping to
have me play for them," said Larry.
"That made me feel really good."
He said the experience involved
athletes from three different
schools and was similar to a batting
practice.
A scout was pitching to them.
Larry added that v.ith his pitches,
he was throwing, at .about batting
practice speed. '
Of about 50 pitches, Larry said
he hit all of the balls, not missing
one. "I had five or six hard ones
(considered home runs) and the
majority was doubles," said Larry.
"They couldn't believe that I did
good, just being a graduate" said
Larry. "They saidLwas a tremen-


dous player for my age."
He said that his original intention
was to attend TCC, studying busi-
ness and playing baseball for them.
"I'm a Braves fan, but if I were
drafted, I won't have to go through
the farm system, I would go right
in," he added.
"If I go to TCC, I can attend for
about a year and hopefully I can get
picked up by someone else."
Larry said he had no intention of
abandoning his studies.
On the field in high school, he
played short-stop, but the Braves
are considering him at second base-
man.
"I've only played second base
twice," said Larry. "But it's pretty
similar to short-stop."
He added that he did well on the
field playing second. "I was catch-
ing pop-flies, ground-balls and
working the outs," he added.
Before attending the tryouts,
Larry said he was really nervous.
'I've never had people really look-
ing, at me before, like they did
there. I have butterflies."
Larry vowed to use his head and
think, go out and have fun and to


do his very best, and not worry
about the outcome.
Known by his rivals for his bat-
ting skills, he holds a .641 batting
average with two home runs for the
past Tiger baseball season.
Coach Alfreddie Hightower re-
cently stated that once the fury of
Larry's bat at the plate became
known, pitchers would rather walk
him intentionally, than risk a
power-hit.
When he was invited to the
Braves tryouts, he felt, "Major
league surprise". He attributed his
quick thinking on the field as a
benefit for the team.
"I'm always thinking and analyz-
ing what is going on around me,
and how to better my'
performance," he said.
Larry began playing baseball
while in elementary school. He
played in spring sports at the park,
including T-ball, Coach Pitch and
Little League.
He said his mom is his.inspiration
to excel in the sport, or anything
else in life.
Larry is the son of Belle Parrish
and Damon Larry.


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playing baseball in elemen-
tary school, and played T-
Ball, Coach Pitch and Little,
League ball.


DEBBIE SNAPP
Staff Writer

The Boys and Girls Club of the
Big Bend Physical Education pro-
gram (PEP) attended Sports, Play
and Active Recreation for Kids
(SPARK) PE Training and Polar
Training during the month of June.
SPARK PE Training took place on
June 1 and 2.
During this training the s:aff.
learned advanced PE concepts, and
activity curriculums which will en-
hance their skills and knowledge in
promoting physical fitness among
our community and youth.
Participants attending the training
include: Tequila Hagan, PEP Coor-
dinator; Anthony Graham, JCHS
PEP staff; Muteteli Mobley, JES
PEP staff; Tiffany Ransom, HMS
PEP staff; and Vangela Robinson,
St. Ph,"' P staff.
Coat ene Knight, from Jef-
ferson C High School, also at-
tended the training session.
Polar Training took place on June


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Aucilla Christian Academy re-
ports the varsity football schedule
for the fall.
All game times are at 7:30 p.m.
unless otherwise specified.
Gridiron action begins Aug. 19
with the annual Jamboree at Carra-
belle.
Other games on the schedule in-


27-29, and consisted of PEP staft
only.
The training featured state of the
art heart rate monitors that ill be
used to track, and, collect data on
each club member.
The Polar system will enable the
staff to compile a personal tracking
portfolio for each club member.
Spokesperson Tequila Hagan
states: "There is a critical need for
our county to emphasis and address
the .health disparities among our
youth.
"The training we received from
SPARK PE and Polar v. ill enhance
our ability to promote more non
competitive sports and reach out to
increase physical activity, among our
youth.
"The skills attained during these
training's will promote behj'. or
modification and help maintain a
regular exercise regimen and de-
velop healthier eating habits."
For more information on ways to
become physically fit or for activity
demonstrations, contact Hagan at
519-1200.


cldue: Florida Deaf, 7 p.m., Sept. 1,
here; Apalachicola, Sept. 9, here;
and Cotton Dale, Sept. 16, here.
Panama City Christian, Sept. 23,
there; and Munroe, Sept. 30, there.
Oak Hall faces the Warriors Oct.
7, here; FAMU, Oct. 14, there; and
Carrabelle, Oct. 21, there.
John Paul II is scheduled for Oct.
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Howard Middle Tells

Football Schedule


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Howard Middle School reports
its tentative football schedule, with
all games set for 5 p.m. unless oth-
erwise specified.
The season kicks off against Quit-
man, Sept. 1, here.
Other games include: Hamilton
Trojans, Sept. 8, there; FAMU Rat-
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October games include: Havana
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Hamilton Trojans, Oct. 20, here; and
wrapping up the season, the FAMU
Rattlers, Oct. 27, here.
Willie Saffo is the head coach. As-
sistant coaches include Charles
Washington and Anthony Graham.
Head trainer is Corbin Huggins.


MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JULY 15, 2005 PAGE 9


Tiger Coach Expects

Good Team This Year


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

As long as the Tigers can stick to
business and get back to tradition,
Jefferson County High School
Head Football Coach Harry Jacobs
expects next season to be better
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Homes Of Mourning Horseshoe Tourney


(Continued From Page 6)
Russell and Anthony Russell of
Monticello, 29 grandchildren, 52
great grandchildren and 14 great-
great grandchildren and numerous
other relatives and friends.
Gary Leonard
Gary Leonard age 52, a retired
Horticulturist died Tuesday, July 12,
2005.
The graveside service will be at
11:00 a.m. On Saturday, July 16,
2005 at Texas Hill Cemetery in
Monticello. Family will receive
friends (viewing) from 2:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.
Mr. Leonard was a native of Mon-
ticello and a veteran of the U.S.
Navy and a member of the 1970


graduating class of Jefferson County
High School.
Mr. Leonard's memory and love
will forever be treasured by his
mother Bessie Tillman Early and his
stepfather Joseph Early of Monti-
cello, his sisters Arlene Early
McClain and Cynthia Early Alustra
both of Jacksonville, and Barbara
Early Harris of Hollywood, his
brother Benjamin Early Leonard, Jr.
His grandmother Mrs. Sevilla Till-
man, his aunts Almeda Tillman
Lane, Willie Ree Tillman Williams,
and Adel Harris, "all of Monticello
and his uncles; Williams Tillman of
Monticello. and Ephrim Tillman of
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., JULY 15, 2005 PAGE 11


Land Values Go UP


(Continued From Page 1)
If recent history is any indication,
county residents can expect their
property taxes to go up 'again this
year. The county, in fact, has been at
the 10-mill cap the last eight or so
years, with no indication that it will
lower its rate any time soon, given
the continuing budgetary woes.
Notwithstanding ;he 16 and 15
percent increases in property values,
Ward points out that homeowners
with homestead exemptions will en-
joy a break of sorts.
Not only does the homestead ex-
emption eliminate $25,000 off the
taxable value, Ward says, but it also
caps the allowable rate of the in-
crease to three percent or the Con-
sumer Price Index, whichever is
lower.
"The perception is beginning to
creep in," Ward says of homeown-
ers growing realization that it pays
to hang on to the homestead exemp-
tion. "You don't hear a lot of real-
tors talking about it, because they
want people to buy and sell. But
once you get homestead exemption,
it behooves you to keep it. Home-
stead exemption is a big deal in
Florida, and keeping it is a big
deal."


Prior to enactment of the Save Our
Homes amendment in 1992, home-
owners were subject to dramatic in-
creases in property taxes, if market
values in their area rose
dramatically. These dramatic in-
crease often resulted in homeowners
losing or being forced to sell their
homes, if they couldn't afford the
taxes.
The Save Our Homes amendment
shields property owners from exces-
sive tax increases, so long as the
homeowner retains the exemption.
Once a homeowner sells his or her
house, however, they are subject to
the market prices. Meaning that if
they buy a new house at a much
higher price, their property taxes
will reflect that higher value.
That's not to say that they can't
then regain their homestead exemp-
tion and enjoy the three percent cap
again. But that cap will be figured at
the new taxable value, which is cer-
tain to be much higher than the


original exemption.
As an example, Ward cites the fact
that the typical starter house, which
a decade ago was about $50,000, is
priced at about $150,000 today.
What's more, he sees no end to
the trend in rising property values,
given the growing interest in the
area from developers and others.
"Last year it was an eight percent
increase over the previous year," he
says. "I said then that it would be
the last time that we didn't have
double digit increases every year. I
can already tell, from following the
sales so far this year, that we're go-
ing to see significant land increases
next year again."


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prehended," Bullock reports. "The
suspect was discovered hiding in a
residence in Lamont late that eve-
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to take him into custody."
He adds that the Lamont commu-
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Request For Bids: The Jefferson County
Board Of County Commissioners will be
accepting bids on a New and Unused
Front Loader Garbage Truck. SPECIFI-
CATIONS ON CHASSIS AND 40 YARD
FRONT LOADER BODY can be obtained
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keenah Street, Monticello. Delivery dates
must be included in bid. All bids must in-
clude warranty information. Please in-
clude financing rate for two annual
payments. All bids are appreciated. The
Jefferson County Board Of County Com-
missioners reserves the right to accept or
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7/15, 22, c
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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF IN-
TENT TO ADOPT RULES: The School
Board of Jefferson County, Florida,
hereby gives notice of intent to adopt revi-
sions to Rules for operation of the Jeffer-
son' County School System. These
revisions, upon, adoption, will replace and
supersede the applicable current rules of
the School Board. PURPOSE AND EF-
FECT: The purpose of this action is to re-
vise the current Rules, consistent with
existing legal requirements and authoriza-
tions, in order to update policy guidelines
under which the School System will be Ad-
ministered. SUMMARY: The rules to bee
amended are as follows: 2.102 School Cal-
endar 2.124 Prohibiting Discrimination,
Including Sexual and Other Forms of Har-
assment 6.102 Contracts for Professional
Services 8.302 Discipline of Handicapped
Students. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY:
Section 1001.41, Florida Statutes SUM-
MARY OF THE ESTIMATE OF ECO-
NOMIC IMPACT: There is no way to
precisely compute the economic impact of
this adoption; however, it is considered to
be minimal except for the costs of printing
and distribution. IF REQUESTED
WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE DATE OF
THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT: TIME: 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Jef-
ferson County School Board Office DATE:
September 5, 2005 NAME OF PERSON
ORIGINATING PROPOSAL: Linda
Hewett NAME OF PERSON APPROV-
INhGPROPOSAL: Phil Barker, Superin-
tendent A COPY OF THE RULE
PROPOSED FOR REVISION MAY BE
EXAMINED AT: Jefferson County School
Board Office, 1490 West Washington
Street, Monticello, FL 32344.
7/15, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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CIVIL ACTION: THE BANK OF NEW
YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLD-
ERS OF THE EQUICREDIT CORPORA-
TION ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2001-2, Plain-
tiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, MAGGIE
HENRY WEBSTER A/K/A MAGGIE
BELL WEBSTER A/K/A MAGGIE BELL
HENRY WEBSTER, DECEASED, et al,
Defendantss. Case No.: 2005-86. Division:
NOTICE OF ACTION: TO: THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, MAGGIE HENRY
WEBSTER A/KiA MAGGIE BELL WEB-
STER A/K/A MAGGIE BELL HENRY
WEBSTER, DECEASED. LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN. CURRENT AD-
DRESS: UNKNOWN. ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS. LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN. CURRENT AD-
DRESS: UNKNOWN. YOU ARE NOTI-
FIED that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following property in
JEFFERSON County, Florida: THE
NORTH HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF
LOT 20, OR VIRICK'S EASTERN ADDI-
TION TO THE TOWN OF MONTI-
CELLO, JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, MEASURING 100 FEET BY
100 FEET AND BOUNDED ON THE
NORTH BY BLOOMER (MADISON)
STREET, ON THE EAST BY WIRICK
STREET. Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Echevarria &
Associates, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive. Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634,
and file the original with this Court ei'her.
before service on Plaintiff's attorney 01
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or
petition. This notice shall be published
once each week for two consecutive weeks
in The Monticello News. WITNESS my
hand and the seal of this Court on this
27th day of June, 2005. Dale Boatwright
Clerk of the Court.
7/1, 7/8, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JEF-
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NO: 05-75 CA. WELLS FARGO BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC. PLAINTIFF
VS. CHERYL CONNELL A/K/A
CHERYL J. CONNELL, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
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BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
CHERYL CONNELL A/K/A CHERYL J.
CONNELL; RUEAL CONNELL; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION, DEFEN-
DANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated. 06/27, 2005 entered in
Civil Case No. 05-75 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and
for JEFFERSON County,
MONTICELLO, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at THE
NORTH DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE
at the JEFFERSON County Courthouse
located at COUNTY COURTHOUSE in
MONTICELLO, Florida at 11:00 a.m. On
the 27th day of July, 2005 the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: COM-
MENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 1,
RANGE 4 EAST, JEFFERSON COUNTY,
FLORIDA AND RUN THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 08 SEC-
ONDS WEST 327.25 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 40
MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST 428.83
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 40 MINUTES 38 SECONDS
WEST 132.50 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE RUN NORTH 04 DEGREES 36
MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 328.13
FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04
SECONDS EAST 132.48 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 04 DE-
GREES 38 MINUTES 48 SECONDS
WEST 320.82 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.0 ACRES
MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO AND
TOGETHER WITH A FOOT WIDE
EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICU-
!LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP
1 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, JEFFER-
SON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 29 MIN-
UTES 08 SECONDS WEST 327.21 FEET
TO A POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 40 MINUTES 38 SECONDS
WEST 426.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 40 MINUTES 38 SECONDS
WEST 208.15 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
U.S. HIGHWAY 10 (STATE ROAD 57)


THENCE RUN NORTH 05 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST GOING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 30.14
FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN
NORTH 50 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 38
SECONDS EAST 288.90 FEET TO A
POINT, THENCE SOUTH 04 DEGREES
38 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 30.11
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A 2003 FLEET-
WOOD, ENTERTAINER 0764F, SERIAL
# GAFL234A/ B75629CY21. Dated this
28th day of June, 2005. (CIRCUIT
COURT SEAL) Carl D. Boatwright. Clerk
of the Circuit Court. 7/1,
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agricultural products. Contact us at
877-318-3977.
7/13,.15, c
Come join our growing team. If you
want to be challenged in a busy
newspaper office and want above
average earnings and have the drive
to be a positive team player, we'd like
to talk to you. No slackers,
dunderheads, dopers, drama queens,
please. Call Ron Cichon @ 997-3568.
7/13, 15, 20, 22, pd
Groundskeeper 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.
7/13, 15, c
North Flordia 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
must Le received by 07/19/2005. EOE.
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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
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A lot.of opportunities. (800)493-3688
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7/15, fcan
Truck Driver Wantzd. Class B.)
Local deliveries, Contact Judson
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dependable transportation. Call
877-1050 or fax resume to 877-5010.
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Small engines, -tractors, outboards,
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7/1, 8, 15, 12, 29, pd
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ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-
3116, 933-3458 .
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erated by Anidy Rudd. 997-5648.
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2/11-tfn
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, quick responses.
6/22, tfn
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designed to curb the appetite, burn
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resulting in considerable weight loss
over time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
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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.
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1/29 tfn (10/3)
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from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., @ The Casa
Bianca Youth Club located on
Pinneywoods Rd. Contact Pat Hall for
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997-8231. 7/15, pd
Book Sale" hardbacks, paperbacks,
country living & country home
magazines, and misc. items. 8-12pm
825 South Waukeenah St. behind
Co.,ital City Bank.
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7/6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, oc
RV or Mobile Home Lot For Rent.
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6/24, 29, 7/1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, c
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
Amrust 1st. Call 997-4150.
6.15, tfn, c

3 BDRM, 1 / B w/office, garage, nice
house in town. Fenced back yard.
With nice size shed. $700 per month.
933-8167


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Bed liner in good condition for 2004
Toyota Tacoma & locking tool
box for truck. Call 997-2433.
7/15, 20, pd
Westinghouse Freezer- Used small
.chest freezer $100. Call 997-5560.
7/8, 15, pd
BUSH BABY, a store of antiques,
collectibles and swell stuff, is now
open Saturdays only 10 to 5 at 280 N.
Cherry St. Monticello. In the Fall we
will also be opening a bookstore of
used, vintage, out-of-print, rare,
unusual, and highly collectible books.
7/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, c
1987 Suzuki Samurai JX 4wd
convertible 190k mi., runs OK, CD
player, fiberglass top, toolbox, new 8"
suspension (Rancho), new 33" mud
tires, new 15x10 steel wheels, LOW
gears, rear Lock-Right locker, other
goodies. Needs some work, but
unbelievable off-road! $1800 obo.
Call 997-4253 between 6 pm-9pm
M-F, 9am-9pm Sat-Sun.
3/25 tfn
Queen mattress set, double pillow top.
New in plastic with warranty. $150.
850-425-8374
6/3, tfn
6 Pc. Full/queen bedroom set. New
boxes, sacrifice $550. 850-222-7783
6/3 tfn
Cherry Sleigh Bed $250. Brand new,
solid wood. 850-222-9879
6/3 tfn
New leather sofa and love seat. $750,
can deliver. 850-222-2113
6/3 tfn
4 P225/60-R-16 Mich. Tires $40,
997-0135.
5/25, tfn
New Bedroom' Set: Beautiful cherry
Louis Philippe 8-piece wood King
sleigh bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
night stands. Sug. List $4600,- sell
$1650. 850-545-7112.
6/3, tfn
NEW Brand Name King Mattress
Set,- $250, in factory plastic,-
warranty. 850-425-8374
6/3, tfn
NEW QUEEN mattress and base.
Never used,- in unopened plastic.
Must sell $125. 850-545-7112
6/3, tfn
FORMAL DINING ROOM Brand
new cherry table with 6 chairs and
lighted china cabinet. $3K retail, sell
for S999. 850-425-8374
6/3,- tfn
MATTRESS SET New full set with
factory warranty, $99, call
850-222-7783
6/3, tfn

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Monticello. $94,900 quiet country
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7/13, i5, 20, 22, c
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availability mid $70's & up. Call
today (877)266-7376.
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Beautiful & Private. 2 miles from
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V acres w/pond, dock, barn, dove
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7/13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, pd
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Longtime Barber At Work 43 Years


FRAN HUNT
Staff Writer

Ted Register recently celebrated
his 43rd anniversary as a barber in
Monticello, the last of the "old tim-
ers" in the field.
Register continues at his work, en-
joying every minute of it.
"I didn't know what I was looking
for when I got into cutting hair, but I
had to make a living," said Register.
"When I grew up, it was without
wearing shoes and I got used to
wearing shoes," he quipped.
"I got in the habit of loving to eat,
and'cutting hair was a way to make
this possible."
.Register came to Monticello about
1958, at which time there were three
barber shops.


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town.
Today, he can not recall how
many years he was the town's lone
barber.
He not only cuts the hair 6f men,
but also of women as well. He re-
calls repairing a "botched" haircut
for at least one woman, over the
years.
"'I love the place and I love the
people,": said Register. "I enjoy
what I'm doing now, seeing and
talking to old friends and customers
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