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137TH YEAR NO.62, 50 CENTS
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2005
Animal issue won't Go Away
Latest Proposal Calls For
Advisory Board To Form
Senior Staff Writer
More- and more, animal control
keeps coming up in public meetings,
another symptom of the county's
.On Tuesday night, Wendy Moss, a
government operations consultant
and private citizen, presented the
City Council with a report that she
said was the result of numerous in-
terviews with county and city offi-
cials, private citizens, and "humane
The eight-page report, which
Moss earlier provided to the County
Commission, analyses the animal
control problem here and offers, as a
solution, the establishment of an ad-
visory and code :enforcement board.
Among the proposed duties of
Draft an animal care and
:orirol ordinance for -approval by
the elected officials.
Establish a dog and cat
'Provide tuition for the animal
control certification of every city
and.county law-enforcement officer. _
Explore grants and other fund-
ing possibilities and enter into
public-private partnerships 'to raise
money for equipment, educational
programs and the certification of the
Collaborate with veterinarians
and citizens to create a foster pro-
gram for large and small animals
that are removed from their owners.
Sponsor a proactive education
program to encourage* licensing,
spaying, neutering, and the humane
treatment of animals.
Per the report, the statistics do not
justify a city or county operated ani-
mal shelter or the employment of a
full-time animal control officer.
States the report: "With a monthly
average of zero animals that had to
be removed during the period re-
searched, a shelter would be fiscally
'As for the.animal control officer,
it finds: "There is no need for a lav..
enforcement officer to commit full
time to animal control calls when
the number of monthly complaints
average 8.5 in the county and the
"Many of the citizens who want a
full-time animal care and control of-
ficer and a new ordinance together
with those requesting some type of
shelter do not comprehend the im-
pact these facilities and services
would have on the county and. city
budgets,".Moss says. "While a few
understand that a facility, is an ex-
pensive undertaking, they appear to
MOSS has presented both the City
and the County Commission with
of her report. From left, Betsy
give little thought to ongoing oper-
ating costs, or the actual need for a
Moss figures it would cost the
Pertierra, Commissioner Jerry Sutphin,
Moss and Commission Chairman Skeet Joy-
ner. (News Photo)
county between $59,718 and
$99,330 to implement an animal
control program, based on cost esti-
mates taken from the Humane Soci-
ety of the United States.
"'Even with available funds, this is
not a manageable figure to put the
sen ices and facilities in places that
are requested," she says. "Addition-
alI,, the need does not exist for such
a comprehensive program at this
According to Moss, figures pro-
'ided by the Sheriffs Department.
show the county received 46 dog
complaints during the first six
months of this year. Of the 46 com-
plaints, the complainants -- not the
law enforcement officer -- deter-
mined that 29 were "vicious" and 1n
"It is with great reservation that I
incorporate the county's numbers in
my report, due to their subjective
nature,", Moss writes. "Ideally, a
law- enforcement officer would ob-
jectively examine the incident and
make a professional determination
on the classification of the, call."
Per the report, the city had only
Sfi% e complaints during the same pe-
riod, one of them a vicious dog.
City Superintendent Don' Ander--
son, however, noted Tuesday night
(See Animal Issue Page 13)
City Gives Nod To 85-Acre
Annexation For Subdivision
S,.- .. LAZARO ALEMAN
---. Senior Staff Writer
'''*-r: M motorists driving east on US 90
.' ? toward Monticello will soon begin
R'A 1,: "i ...- *' seeing heavy equipment activity on
... ".---.,*' the large tract of land just west of
l -. '. -~town and south of the highway.
That activity, presently to be rele-
gated to the thinning and harvesting
.. of trees on the property, but is the
'-' w to .J1." '."2 ^ -7"o' "'--", prelude to the construction activity
." that is expected to:take place on the
site in the not-so-distant future.
.-:" -. "- r .' ----- That' at least, is the plan of devel-
.. .. oper Riley Palmer, who now owns
HEAVY EQUIPMENT such as this will soon begin clearing the 85-acre property.
the large tract of land just west of town and south of US On Tuesday night, Palmer got the
90, preparatory to the creation of a large, upscale subdivi- City Council to approve his petition
sion there. (News Photo) for annexation of the property, sub-
Fire Rescue Chief Resigns
Post, Will Go TO Leon Co.
To Be upscale
ject to the review of the city attor-
ney and the drafting of the appropri-
ate annexation ordinance.
At the same time, Palmer submit-
ted two other documents for the
council's review and hoped-for ap-
One document details the terms
of the annexation agreement, includ-
ing the requirement that the city pro-
vide sewer and water service to his
proposed 80-or-so lot subdivision,
to be called Crooked Creek.
The second document sets the
terms for how Palmer will extend
the city's sewer and water lines to
Holly Hills and how the city will re-
imburse him in future for his exten-
"The amount to be reimbursed for
water and sewer -construction shall
be $158,783.20 or the actual cost of
the work, whichever is less," ac-
cording to the terms of the proposed
Palmer is to be reimbursed for his
construction costs from the tap-in
fees as new residences tie into the
system. The city, in return, gets its
water and sewer service extended to
Holly Hills at no cost,, at least for
Palmer's motivation for financing
the city extension project, as he has
repeatedly told the council, is that it
benefits him also.
First, it expedites the realization
of his development. And two, it as-
sures annexation of his proposed
subdivision into the city and the
availability of city water and sewer
One possible drawback that arose
Tuesday night is the fact that the re-
zoning of the property, currently
zoned mixed-use suburban residen-
tial, will require a Comprehensive
Plan amendment. And Comprehen-
sive Plan amendments of more than
10 acres require Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) review
The perceived problem is that the
DCA holds its reviews only twice a
year, in June and January. Meaning
that the proposed rezoning of the
-1C;p A Annn:i n. 11I
Senior Staff Writer
Fire Rescue Chief Larry Bates has
officially resigned his post.
In a letter dated July 28, Bates in-
forms county commissioners of his
decision, offering to remain as chief
until Sept. 1, if it's their desire.
"I am willing to assist the depart-
ment as a part-time employee if the
new administration and the board
desires," Bates writes. "I am more
than willing to assist with choosing
a new chief for the department if the
He concludes his brief letter: "It
has been a rewarding experience to
start and assist the growth of Fire
Time For New 1
Rescue over the last 16 years. I love
Jefferson County and will continue
to serve the community as long as
In a brief interview with the News
on Wednesday, Bates pretty much
stayed with the script of his resigna-
tion letter. He said he was going to
Leon County, to work as a para-
medic with the Emergency Medical
Was there anything specific that
triggered his resignation?
Nothing specific, Bates said.
"It's been coming for a while," is
all he would say. "It's time for new
Although unexpected, the resig-
nation is not completely surprising.
Bates has had his differences and
confrontations with commissioners
in the past. At least twice
previously, he has threatened to re-
sign, the most recent time several
Bates first joined the fire depart-
ment as a volunteer. He later served
five years as ah Emergency Man-
agement Technician, beginning in
In 1989, Bates took over as chief
of the fire department, which was
(See Fire Rescue Chief Page 13)
FIRE CHIEF LARRY BATES, right, discusses
budget issues with Commissioner Junior
Tuten. Bates has had his differences with
commissioners in the past. (News Photo)
Editorial, Page 4
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PAGE 2, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 5, 2005
Chalmus Thomas Returns
TO JCHS AS New Principal
Chalmus Thomas is the new
Principal at Jefferson County High
School, who brings with him, a
wealth of experience.
A native of Shorterville, AL, he
attended Florida A & M University
and earned his Masters in Educa-
tion and certification in Admin-
He began his career in 1975 at
JCHS, as a Health and Physical
Education Instructor, working for
then principal Kelly Kilpatrick.
Thomas worked at JCHS until
1984. He then went to Florida A &
M University as assistant basketball
coach until 1986.
Upon receiving his Degree in Ad-
ministration, Thomas became Prin-
cipal at Havana North Side High
School in Gadsden County, where
-he served for eight years.
He later served as principal at East
Gadsden High School for three
"I'm very pleased to have the op-
portunity to return to Jefferson,"
said Thomas. "I'm very proud to
be part of the administrative team."
His main reason for applying for
the position here, he said, was: "I
saw a challenge and I wanted to be
a part of the solution.
"I'm very happy that the Superin-
tendent and the School Board gave
me the opportunity to return to
JCHS as Principal."
He added that he had many goals
and plans for JCHS. "I want the-
students to set high expectations for
themselves through learning and
with a challenging curriculum.
"I want to be able to provide an
atmosphere that will encourage stu-
dents to strive for personal achieve-
ment, and I want to continually
provide an opportunity for our
teachers to further develop their-
skills and knowledge.
"I want to encourage the involve-
ment of parents as partners in the
educational process," he added. "I
see great days ahead and I see that
Jefferson will continue to move
"I know that last year, students
worked very hard under the previ-
ous administration, moving the
school up form an F school to a D
school," said Thomas.
"I applaud the community, the
students, and the faculty and staff
for their contributions.
"I want to see the school become
an A school, and it will, through
community effort and the effort of
the students," said Thomas.
He resides in the Tallahassee/Mon-
ticello area and his favorite past-
time is farming.
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Senior Staff Writer
Stella Ellis, of Blue Bird Realty,-
has been serving on the Florida Real
Estate Commission for about four
Gov. Jeb Bush appointed Ellis to
the board in March, making her the
first person ever from the Monti-
cello area to be appointed to the
statewide board. Ellis will serve un-
The other six commissioners on
the board come from Miami, 3; St.
-Petersburg, 1; Melbourne, 1; and
"It's the first time that anyone has
been appointed to the commission
from north Florida since the com-
mission was established in 1907,"
Ellis says of hers and the Tallahas-
see person's appointment.
How Ellis' appointment came
about is that she was approached by
a member of the Florida Association
of Realtors and encouraged to apply
for the position.
"I filled out an application and the
next (all I received was to inform
me that I had been appointed by the
governor," Ellis says.
The board meets once a month in
Orlando for two-to-three days, de-
pending on the workload, which El-
lis says is increasing.
Consider: Tallahassee alone had
1,200 new applicants in June, and
the commission heard more than
300 cases in just one day in July.
That's not mentioning the other
functions the commission performs,
such as setting up professional stan-
dards and hearing cases of wrongdo-
ing triggered by citizens and others'
"It's a nonpaying job," Ellis says.
"So you have to be motivated by
love for the consumers to do it."
Essentially, the group determines
whether applicants with criminal re-
cords should be allowed into the
"We listen to all applicants who
have some form of criminal history
and decide if it's been long enough
since the crime that these people
should get their realtor's license,"
The group also has an investiga-
tive arm that reviews realtors' re-
cords and practices and recommends
cases for the commission's review.
"Say a broker doesn't adequately
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we're trying to do is to get people to
-look at realtors as professionals. We
want to get rid of the bad apples in
The group also is charged with
hearing cases that involve unli-
censed activities related to the real
Ellis cites as examples a person
selling a house who gets a neighbor
to show it or a person renting a unit
who gets a relative to show it. Both
of these represent unlicensed activi-
ties that are subject to fines, she
Ellis advises citizens who think
that a realtor has acted unprofes-
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Festival Committee Meets
To Critique 2005 Event
The Watermelon Festival Comrn--
mittee met Monday to critique the
Treasurer Liz Beaty sends out a
request to all who may have out-
standing bills, to get them in to the
Chamber of Commerce, so the festi-
val fiscal year can be closed.
Festival Co-Chair Betsy Gray con-
ducted the meeting and notes that
there were more out of town at-
tendees at the festival this year, than
in the past, and conversely fewer
Gray expressed her appreciation
to all the volunteers for their efforts
to make the festival a success.
It was noted that the Festival Pa-
rade was well organized and tight-
ened up to avoid long gaps.
One of the major problems noted
concerned children running in the.
streets and their indifferent parents.
"This makes it even more impera-
tive the Committee maintain liabil-
ity insurance," Gray stated.
This is an expense of $1,800, new
to the festival this year, which will
The committee decided to drop the
past queen's reception from future
festivals, because of lack of interest.
, Rules for food vendors will be
overhauled and perhaps include a
fine for violations, in the future.
Part of the problem concerns ven-
dors who sign up declaring they will
sell one item and then show up to
sell something else, which is unfair
to other vendors.
Organizers take pains to be sure a
variety, of foods are available to al-
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It was noted that the lack of a
Rodeo this year was most unfortu-
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Travel Stress Free
If you're planning to hit the high-
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chance you'll have company.
According to the 2004 Travel Re-
port, more than one of every four
trips taken the year before included
children under 18.
You won't have to spin your
wheels to make your next road trip
stress free if you follow these tips:
Pack plenty of comfy favorites
such as pillows, blankets and stuffed
Pack a separate "beach bag"
complete with everyone's swimsuit
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out everyone having to unpack their
Fill a cooler with sandwiches,
healthy snacks and water. It's
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out in restaurants along the way.
Pack extra snacks for the "between
Make sure each child has his or
her own individual CD or DVD
player with headphones.
Pack a surprise bag. When the
kids get restless, play silly word
games and reward them with little
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Odds Of Winning
Lottery Very Slim
BY REX M. ROGERS
Hitting the lottery jackpot is now
the No. 1 American fantasy. It
seems that everyone wants to get
into the action and everyone wants
their share of the lottery's seemingly
According to numerous surveys
those results apparently include re-
ligious and specifically Christian
people of all denominations and di-
Grandparents are buying lottery
tickets for their grandchildren's
birthdays. Lottery tickets are consid-
ered appropriate hostess gifts for an
evening at the neighbor's. People
are even putting lottery tickets into
church offering plates. Apparently
God wants a shot at winning the pot,
People consider lottery tickets
harmless entertainment. They're so
accessible and "affordable" at least
they don't seem expensive until the
cost of purchasing them accumu-
lates over time.
I tell people on a regular basis that
if they have to gamble and I am in
no way a proponent of gambling -
then at least don't gamble on the lot-
tery, because they're the worst odds
- Lotteries return to gamblers a far
lower percentage of the total take
than is typical of most casino gam-
bling games. Because lotteries gar-
ner so much money for the states
that support them, lotteries act as
just another tax though in the form
of a seemingly harmless and innocu-
ous game. But lotteries are a tax
nonetheless, and this tax typically
preys on those least able to afford it.
Lotteries tickle our financial fanta-
sies. They seem to offer the hope
that maybe, finally, our ship will
come in. But they do not pay off to
most of the millions of people who
are duped by them. Lotteries for
most people are simply another way
to squander money that could have
been spent or invested for better re-
turns or a rainy day.
Lotteries aren't about winning.
They are about taking. Don't be a
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Child Safety Seat
Class Set In August
Program Manager Shena McFad-_
den, with the Jefferson County
Health Department, reports that the
next child safety seat class is set for
10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.
An application must be completed,
and a $10 car seat fee paid one week
prior to attending the class.
Applications are due by Aug. 11
for the upcoming class.
Classes are scheduled monthly,
and only parents or legal guardians
can attend the training.
Expectant moms need to register
as soon as they are seven months
Immunization verification must be
provided for all household children
age five and under.
A copy of WIC card, or income
verification of all household mem-
bers, including public assistance,
must be attached to the application.
Copies of all household social se-
curity cards are required.
McFadden can be reached at the
Health Department for additional in-
Opinion & Comment
BY RON CICHON
I got to meet one of Monticello's
Finest very early the other morning
while scooting .downtown in search
of a morning paper.
There is something sobering about
being pulled over with the blue light
flashing behind you. Seems I was
doing 45 in a 25 mile-per-hour zone.
Officer Toby Ward was very po-
Iith and 'cVuti6hied ime-ua'bduti f fy'
'ipeeld. 'Ob police department is oi !
How about this? An Ohio widow
sues her doctor, claiming that he is
to blame for her husband's fatal
heart attack. It didn't matter that he
was overweight, a smoker, got little
exercise and ate poorly. He also suf-
fered from diabetes and high choles-
terol. A jury awarded her $3.5 mil-
Apparently cremation is becoming
!Short Takes & Other Notions
more popular. It's estimated that 38
percent of people will choose to be
cremated as opposed to only 17 per-
cent in 1990.
Chamber effort at improving dia-
logue between local government
bodies was a good first start...Re-
search shows it takes six times more
to' attract a new customer than it
does to keep an existing one.
Quotable quote: "Gardening is a
matter of your enthusiasm holding
up until your back gets used to it."
Atlthor unknown .
Lo-,A',. like Tallahassee is about to
ptit up $6 million in an effort to at-
tract a new industry which will em-
ploy 150 people. For every industry
considering a move,, there are hun-
dreds of cities and counties bidding
Our Economic Development
Council, which is the marketing arm
of our city and county, works on a
shoestring budget with monies from
city and county government and pri-
It simply isn't true that the Table
of Knowledge has no knowledge.
Fact is, on Tuesday I learned a great
deal about fishing in the Gulf listen-
ing to Skeet Joyner and Mike Car-
John Roberts seems to be a good
choice for the Supreme
Court...Didja know you can be
audited by the IRS three years after
you die? Yup, the IRS can audit a
tax return up to three years after it
has been filed. So, a surviving
spouse can be held liable for income
and deductions reported by a de-
Advice for couples: Don't yell at
one another unless the house is on
All the talk about withdrawing
some of our troops from Iraq is a tad
confusing. Just a few months ago, a
top General predicted we'd have
troops in that country for up to 10
Iraq's Prime Minister says he
wants US troops out as soon as pos-
sible. That's good but the Minister's
problem is, Americans and Iraqis
say we can pull our troops out when
Iraqi forces can handle security for
the country and our military brass
says they are not close to that capa-
In the meantime we're spending
about $4 billion a month in Iraq and
military deaths have reached 1800.
Polls show the public is increasingly
disenchanted about the'war.
\\V hingion is pressing Iraqis to
get their constitution written by
August 15 which should move the
country forward to getting a perma-
nent government in plate.
Question is, can the Kurds, Shia
and Sunnis work together to build a
stable country? Time will tell.
CAFTA passed the House by two
votes. What tradeoffs were made to
get reluctant Congressmen to vote
for the trade pact?
Beach Restoration, Who Pays?
BY MERRY ANN FRISBY
Hurricanes have damaged most
every part of the State in the last few
years. Our County was spared, but
numerous Florida beaches were rav-
I mourn the loss of beautiful hous-
ing developments, and I am quite
sorry for the folks who have lost the
underpinnings of their homes. How-
ever when I hear the cry "the beach
is gone" I grab for my wallet.
I have friends who declare them-
selves "rabid environmentalist" and
we very often do not see eye-to-eye
about many of these issues. We do
agree on this though, the beaches
are not gone they have just gone
The owners of property where the
sand has now landed have won the
beach lottery. They do not want the
old owners of the sand to come dig
it back up and move it.
I read in the "Tallahassee Demo-
crat" that a State grant will be used
to repair the damaged Wakulla
River Park. Hooray, good! This is a
public facility and I can go visit
there if I wish.
I cannot go visit the back yards in
many beach areas in this State be-
cause they are privately owned, and
access to the beach is often kept so
secret that you can't find it.
State officials talk about beach re-
nourishment as if we were sending
milk to starving children. When the
Corp of Engineers moved sand
around it was called dredging. When
sand is hauled around to replace
what nature has strewn about, it's
Tell me why my Jefferson County
taxes should be used to renourish
beach fronts in private backyards?
How about renourishing our eco-
nomic development efforts in this
small struggling county?
I have heard the argument that
beach image brings in tourism. I
would not disagree that we are ad-
vertised as a beach sort of State.
I do not begrudge Daytona or Ft.
Lauderdale the bounty of their
public beaches. However, I would
like to hear the financial argument
that tells me how fixing private
beaches helps Jefferson County. So,
State Representatives, Senators
make this case to Jefferson County.
I am willing to be persuaded.
In our County, if people change
their minds about living on a slip-
pery clay road, the neighborhood as-
sociations have to come up with the
money to pave the road.
How about letting neighborhood
associations pay for the beach re-
The counties that have this expen-
sive private beach front properties,
must be reaping the tax rewards of
these high-priced houses. How
about the county paying for this out
of its own tax dollars?
Encourage the insurance industry
(See Beach Page 13)
'Cramming' New Phone Scam
Braulio L. Baez
You may have become the victim
of a telephone billing practice
known as "Cramming." Cramming
occurs when charges appear on your
monthly telephone bill that you did
not authorize anything from uni-
dentifiable fees to club
memberships. These charges are not
usually tacked into your bill by your
local phone company, but are placed
there by a "third party" billing
The Florida Public Service Com-
mission (PSC) has worked with
some local phone companies that
-bill on behalf of other companies in
an effort to assist them in screening
out apparent violators.
Additionally, the PSC has devel-
oped rules intended to protect con-
sumers from this illegal practice and
reduce cramming by requiring com-
plete and accurate disclosure ol
services and charges on a con-
sumer's telephone bill.
The PSC has required phone comn-
Provide a plain-language expla-
nation of any line item, applicable
tax, fee or surcharge to any con-
sumer who contacts the phone com-
pany or its customer service agent
with a question.
Set forth on the bill all charges,
fees and taxes that are due and pay-
Provide credit or remove any
items from a bill that a customer did
Provide bills that clearly state
long distance charges, usage based
local charges, the Telecommunica-
tion Access System Surcharge, the
911 fee and the bill's delinquent
List charges under a heading
that identifies the name of the com-
pany providing service, along with a
toll-free customer service number to
reach the service provider.
Thoroughly check your telephone
bill to make sure no unauthorized
.charges have been added.
Cramming often (but not always)
falls into two categories: charges for
club memberships, such as psychic
clubs, personal clubs or travel clubs;
and charges for telecommunications
products or services, such as voice
mail, paging, calling cards or Inter-
Avoid contest and sweepstakes
entries that require your signature.
That could be all a company needs
to sign you up for new services
without your knowledge. (If you do
sign a sweepstakes entry, be sure to
read the fine print very carefully.)
Keep a record of all the telecom-
munications services you order. Re-
member the dates you ordered them
and how much you agreed to pay.
If you receive a letter or postcard
"verifying" that you have ordered
new services, but you know you
didn't, notify the sending company
that you did not authorize the
Next, call your local telephone
company to obtain a list of all serv-
ices for which you are being billed.
Call you local telephone company
and request a Preferred Carrier or
"PC" Freeze which will prohibit fu-
ture changes to your account with-
out your authorization.
If you are billed for services or
memberships that you didn't order,
call the company that assessed the
charge (if known) and ask to have
(See Cramming Page 13)
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 5,2005 PAGE 5
Coordinator Thanks All For
Please convey our compliments
nd appreciation once again to Deb-
ie Snapp, your staff writer for her
wonderful article about Devin
:Vindham in the Monticello News,
friday, July 22.
Debbie helped up publicize the
benefit Barbecue, held July 30, at
the First Baptist Church of Lloyd.
Thanks to all others who helped
publicize this benefit. Our heartfelt
thanks go out to Frank Roberts at
the Roberts Backyard Barbecue
Restaurant, located at the Lloyd
Truck Stop at 1-10 and SR 59.
His original offer to donate and
_cook all the meat, if we would or-
ganize everything, was the start of it
All the other food and beverages
were donated by church members,
for which we are all so grateful.
The generosity of the donors who
came out to enjoy the barbecue din-
ners was a testimony of the wonder-
ful caring spirit of our neighbors
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nations in the mail, and we appreci-
ate everything everyone has done to
help this deserving family.
We proudly report that all of the
proceeds of the barbecue, $3,181,
will be forwarded to the Children's
Organ Transplant Association,
(COTA) for deposit to the account
of Devin Windham.
COTA is the non-profit organiza-
tion collecting donations from many
sources on Devin's behalf, to help
with the astronomical medical ex-
penses not covered by the insurance
To learn more about COTA and
Devin, log on to: www.cota.org, and
click through the menus for Devin
Devin is doing very well, accord-
ing to his transplant team of doctors.
He and his family are living at the
Ronald MacDonald House located
near the hospital in Minneapolis.
They will need to be there for 60
more days, as doctors monitor his
progress, take biopsies, and blood
tests to be sure his is building his
own healthy blood cells.
Thanks again to Debbie Snapp for
her excellent article, and to every-
one who helped make the Benefil
Barbecue a success.
On behalf of Devin and his
family, we express our deep appre-
ciation for the outpouring of love
and caring from so many wonderful
God bless each of you. God is so
good, and His goodness is mani-
fested in all the ways His children
serve and comfort each other.
In spite of hardships and sadness,
we really are blessed beyond meas-
ure when we have wonderful and
Do it for someone you love
Coaching a major league team is a full-time job
and so is my responsibility to my family. That's
why I eat plenty of healthy foods like veggie
burgers, spinach and bean burritos, and
vegetable lasagna. The more vegetarian meals
you include in your routine, the better. So play
it safe for your team.
Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals
Tonight, make it vegetarian
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to need this specialization. Prepares
you for a National Certification
Exam through the National
Health Career Association.
Enrolling Now for Next course!
Please visit the Jefferson County web page
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hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.
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The Jefferson County Recycling Program accepts
the following items for recycling
All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.
All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.
Newspapers, Magazines, etc.
All cardboard products grocery bags, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc.
All glass bottles, jars etc. (clear, brown & green)
Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located at
1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the collection
sites in the County.
Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our Landfill and
saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go wrong?
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines,
dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
Used Oil & Oil Filters
Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, paint,
paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to identify
**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will accept medical
& pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an employee of the
facility and not just dropped off.
Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.
The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Don Anderson at 342-0154.
PAGE 6, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 5, 2005
Be aware of the street
traffic around you. Drivers
are requfird to follow
rules of. the road concerning
buses, however, not all do.
yourself ancdatch out!
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Monticello, FL 32344
I INTERNET USE
Create guidelines for
Internet usage or place
parental blocks on those
sites you don't want your
child to view.
"Home Of The Tigers"
on Jackets and Sweatshirts
- Remove drawstrings on
hoods. or *6und the neck.
Cut drawstringsgs at the
boti6m of jackets and
toam inr-s. .
Make sure they walk to
and from school with
others a friend,
neigi or, brother or
Make sure your child gets
a g o night's sleep and
eats breakfplt in, me hiorning, so you'll
have lots qf energy.
A ;~1~; q0 onqvred by:,
In the evening. help your
child piek out school
pack their back pack for the
J4.j. .J~fadtl ineval Di-ectov,
620 A/01k' St)CLt
H HAVE A SAFE
place to wait for your bus,
away from traffic and the
HERTIAGE MANOR APARTMENTS
KI KNOW what time
your child should get home
and call him/her, have
them call you or arrange
for ,0eoone to check on
them and makVO sur. he/Aue is safely
U" n a o4 b y:
P Pizza Hut
1403 S. Jefferson St.
When car pooling, drop
off and pick up children
as close to school as
possible. Don't .eave until they have
entered the school yard or building.
,: Sonsn ed by:
Design and practice and
escape route and teach
your family members to
stop, drop and roll if their
clothes catsa fi-.
.... onqbreed by:
i'm lovin'it. QQ7-.4.Q7Q
Never jaywalk! Always
cross the street where
there is a cross guard
1455 N. Jefferson St.
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 5,2005 PAGE 7
r-m- - - - -
L LISTEN*- .
Take time to listen carefully
to children's fears and
feelings abbut people or
places, that scare them or
make them feel uneasy: Tell them to trust
their instincts.,TalUonW aints about
bullies and other co ji ously.
biking, or riding the bus to
school -- to obey all traffic
signals, signs, traffic
officers, and safety
patrols. Remind them to be extra careful
in rainy, or foggy weather.
If you are a bike rider, be
sure that you are equipped
with the proper reflectors..
This ,nsudres visibility to
n4n o by:
~ ~QflVWd by:
U USE YOUR HEAD!
Look Behind You Before
backing out of a driveway or
parking spot, check behind
you for children who may be
walking or biking to school. Children on
bicycles could be approaching quickly.
REGISTER'S MINI STORAGE
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STUDENTS is what you
should be this 2004 school
year., YoU can achieve this
with good ehavlWr and giving this school
term your best.
s" n sil e by:
Sorenson Tire Center
1300 N. Jefferson St.
M MIND ALL
and/or the crossing guard -
never cross the street
against a light, even if you don't see
any traffic coming. ,
P PHONE NUMBERS
Be sure your child knows
His/her home phone number
(including area code) and
address, your work number,
the number of another trusted adult, and
how to use 91 1 for emergencies
FROM THE BUS
until it comes to a
complete stop and the
driver signals yoy to enter.
Sponsore l by:
Law Offices of Sherry Walker
Toll Free 800-458-5514
V VACANT LOTS
Tell him or her to stay
away from parks, vacant
lots, fields, and other
places where there aren't
many people around.
"You can't be without it."
Y YELLOW ALERT
Yellow flashing lights: means
a bus is preparing to stop,
and you should do the
.same" Red flashing lights
or an extended stop sign indicates you
should stop unfil th s arts moving.
'. Son -4 by: *
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FREE BACK To SCHOOL PACKS :
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!/
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Having quif surroundings
,durir homework or study
tehatb you to concentrate
Sandra K. Collins, Principal
Faculy & Staff
T TIRN OFF
Cell phon .use and loud
musq calr negatively affect
your driving nd~tncpntration.
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FARUM BUREAU INSURANCE
IW WALKING ROUTE
Plan a walking route to
school or the bus stop.
Choose the most direct
way vith the fewest street
crossings and Use intersections with
crossing guards. .T.t the route with
"pn" l by:
America's Propane Company
Every school has 'School
Zones'. These zones are
set for the safety of our
children. The speed limit is
posted upqn entering school zones and
should be obeyed. :.
Spoon 'redi by:
Teach your .ihild never to
talk |/ stfngers or accept
rides or giftqfrot.ra W.gers. Remember, a
stranger any, e -M or your children
doesn't ow ell ot trust.
DAYS INN of Monticello
US 19 -110 ex. 225
Keaton Tire Repair
54 Capps Hwy., Lamont, Fl 32336
'PAGE 8, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 5, 2005
IGhost Hunt, Haunted
Tour Set August 20
Big Bend Ghost Trackers are-
conducting one of their Haunted
Tours, and a mini Ghost Hunt in the
old 1827 Cemetery, beginning 8:45
p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at the
Chamber of Commerce.
Each event is $10 per person and
people can either attend the tour, the'
hunt, none of which were disap-
pointed. Davis added that she ex-
pects about the same number of
people to attend the upcoming tour
She said "There have been so
many inquiries about Monticello."
Those planning to attend the tours
and/or ghost hunt, are encouraged to
bring their cameras and plenty of-
ghost hunt or both. "People are always catching im-,
ages and orbs on their cameras dur-
Founder Betty Davis said that there ing the tours and the ghost hunts,"-
are still some vacant spots. Reserva- Davis concluded.
tions can be made by calling 562-
S2516. In related news, BBGT members
are planning a Ghost Workshop in
Approximately 22 people attended- the near future. The date and time
both the previous tour and the ghost will be forthcoming.
Arnold Big Bend Hospice
Big Bend Hospice has appointed
Catherine Arnold as the Community
Relations Representative for Jeffer-
sdn, Madison, and Taylor Counties.
Her' primary responsibilities in-
clude working with community
leaders and volunteers, to help them
become aware of services provided
by Big' Bend Hospice and how to
"access 'them, and to develop com-
munity support for Big Bend Hos-.
'' "This is a wonderful opportunity
for me. I will be working in con-
junction with the Jefferson County
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
"'Council, volunteers, and our Hos-
pice care team for Jefferson to make
sure our community knows about
the great b.eiefits of Big Bend Hos-
pice care," noted Arnold.
She explained that Big Bend Hos-
pice offers unique programs like
music therapy to reduce pain, anxi-
ety, depression, and disorientation;
grief counseling to help family
members and even acquaintances
such as coworkers cope with death;
and specialized grief support for
children and teens.
In addition, there is Hospice
House in Tallahassee for those pa-
tients who need 24-hour acute care.
With 12 bedrooms, patients have the
privacy and dignity they need to
bring pain and symptoms under con-
"One thing I have become very
aware of during my first few weeks
with Big Bend Hospice is that there
is a lot of misunderstanding about
"I will be concentrating on getting
inifi-nnation to our community so
they can make informed decisions. I
welcome invitations from any group
or organization looking for a
speaker," said Arnold.
Prior to joining Big Bend Hospice,
Arnold worked for state government
as a communications director, as a
public information officer for local
government, and as a public rela-
tions consultant for private clients.
A graduate of Morehead State
University in Kentucky, Arnold ma-
jored in Sociology and Education
and began her professional career as
a school teacher.
She has also done work at the
University of Virginia and executive
training at Harvard.
She and her husband, Joe Ander-
son, moved to Monticello eight
years ago and are members of In-
dian Springs Baptist Church.
In their spare time they raise regis-
tered horses and cattle.,
Myra Mitchell Promoted To
Air Force Lieuntenant Colonel
cal account ot his sister's career.
FRAN HUNT After his delivery, the.order was
Staff Writer "read to promote Myra from Major to
MI\ ra D Mitchell ot Monticello. Her parents pinned on the new sil-
was recently promoted to the rank oft 'yer oak leaf clusters.
Lieutenant Colonel in the United* Also in attendance at the cere-
Stalte \ir Force. mon:, t\ere Brigadier General Ran-
The cercmoin, Aa- held in the ",dall D. Fullhart, Commandant, Air
tgoery,of SuffoA L.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael E
M'i : ttchell. USAF..Joint W ell'are Cen-
ter of Suffolk, VI, Myra's brother,
pinned by her father Albert Mitcheil,sJr.f left .-iofficiate'dat the3 p.m. ceremony.
and Barbara Mitchell, right. Mitchell delivered a chronologi-
Command and Staff College, Colo-
nel James E. Moschgat, Vice Com-
mandant, Air Command and Staff
College, and other members of the
Other special guests include: Mi-
chael Warfield; Anji and Warrick
Williams; and Pastors' Carlton and
Marilyn McCarter, all of Biloxi,
Hmes B eiiuring ilrl te Ready
Reopens Monday .
Lorine Hardy Cullison Alvin B. Neely
Mrs. Lorine Hardy Cullis'bn, age Alvin Bernard Neely, age 44, a
91, was a retired banker died Tues- sawmill machinist, died Thursday,
day, July 26, 2005 in Thomasville; July 28, in Tallahassee.
Georgia. ,The service will be at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Services will be Satur- EST on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at
day, August 6, 2005 at First Presby- Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist
terian Church of Monticello, Florida Church in Monticello, Florida, with
beginning at 9:30am. Family will re- burial at New Bethel Cemetery in
ceive friends at the fellowship hall Monticello, Florida.
after the memorial service. Donation Viewing will be from 2:00 p.m. to
can be made to Florida Sheriffs 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2005
Youth Ranches P.O. Box 2000 Boys at Tillman Funeral Home and at the
Ranch Florida 32064-9984, 386- church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
842-5501. until the service.
A native of Lubbuck County A native and lifelong resident of
Texas, Mrs. Cullison moved to Monticello, Alvin was a machinist
Monticello, Florida in 1970 prior to at Metcalf Lumber Company in
living in Monticello she resided in Metcalf, Georgia. He was a member
Tallahassee, Florida and Dubi Tru- of Pleasant Grove Missionary Bap-
cial States, Arabia. She was a mem- tist Church and a member of the 197
ber of the Jefferson County graduation class of Jefferson County
Historical Society, Monticello High School.
Woman's Dud, and The Monticello To cherish his memory and to
Opera House Association. She was treasure his love ones his daughter,.
of Presbyterian faith and a member LaShondra Neely, of Madison, Flor-
of the First Presbyterian Church of ida; his parents, Horace and Ocie
Monticello, in Monticello, Florida. Neely, of Monticello, Florida; his
She was survived by one stepson sister, Vera Neely Griffin and his
James S. Cullison II of St. Marks, nephew, Wendell Griffin, both of
Florida, one stepdaughter Carrie Lee Tallahassee, Florida along with nu-
Cavanaugh of Tallahassee, Florida, merous other relative and friends.
one sister Jennie Lee Spraque of Clara Hill
Cross Plains, Texas, 8 grandchildren Clara, age 95, of 5775 N. Salt Rd.
19 great grandchildren, and 5 great Monticello, Florida died Frida:,.
great grandchildren. Preceded in- July 29, 2005 at E. Orange, N.J.
death by husband James Cullison,
and one sister Jewell Allen. (See Homes Of Mourning Page 9)
of the Big Bend
Serving Persons with Epilepsy
Diagnosis and Treatment
1108-B East Park Ave.
FRAN HUNT For SChOOl Year
The Learning Center, located-at
490 S. Marvin St., will be reopen-'
ing Monday, Aug. 8.
Spokesman Byron Barnhart said
they will be 'offeringan after school'
tutoring program and a computer
program for youth. '
On Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., com-i
puter training will be available for
The service is free of charge.
Anyone interested in attending or,;
volunteers to listen to a child read
and help -ith such school -'.rk asi
math and science, can contact
Barnhart at 251-0386.
Lillian DeVane was named to the
Dean's List at Suffolk University in.
Boston, MA, for the spring semester
of the 2004-2005 school year. :
Jefferson County Girl Scout
Troops will be kicking into high
gear as the new school year begins.
Scouts will meet 7 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 4, at Eagles' Nest Scout Hut,
on Water Street.
Monthly meetings are set 7 p.m.,
the first Thursday of the month.
Leaders and trainers for adults,
and volunteers to host events are
.If you are between the ages of 18-
110, the Girl Scouts Council has a
place for you. ,
Individuals, businesses, and or-
ganizational sponsors are also
Girl Scouts and volunteer leaders
are needed to make a strong show-
ing in the county. Troops are an im-
portant part of Girl Scouts, as are
Locally, Girl Scout Troops come
in all age groups; the Daisy Troop is
for girls age 5-6. With no troop
leader at this time. A volunteer
leader is sought.
The Brownie Troop is for girls age
6-8. Troop 150 Leader is Janice
Carson and Tammy Bowling is the
Troop Leader for Troop 187.
- The Junior Troop is for girls age
8-11. Troop 407 Leader is Melodie
Hamilton, and Lisa Starling is the
-Troop 114 leader.
The Cadet Troop is for girls age
11-14. The Troop 29 Leader is
The Senior Troop is for girls ag
14-17. Troop 76 Leader is Barbara
For more information about Girl
Scouts contact local membership
Leader Kathy Bueschel at 413-4512
or Recruitment Leader Jocelyn
Hayes, at 1-800-876-9704.
MS; Lt. Col. Mitchel's sister-in-law
and nephews, Vanessa and Eric
Mitchell and Brandon Reynolds of
Chesapeake, VI; and Mattie Lou
Reynolds of Troy, AL.
After the ceremony, a reception
was held in the Air Command and
Staff College Conference Room.
Myra is presently assigned as the
Chief, Plans and Programs, Maxwell
Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL.
She has served in the USAF for 17
JCHS Class Of
The Jefferson County High School
Class of 1975 will celebrate its 30th
class reunion, at Malloy's Nursery
Sand Gift Shop. UTS. 19 north.
The schedule of e-,en ri includes
"Get Together Night," 7:30 p.m,
Family Picnic.11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Saturday and formal banquet 7:30
Worship and fellowship service
Sunday at Bethel AME Church.
TO Hold March
The Holy Ghost Revival Center
will hold its annual march for Jesus,
10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13.
The lineup begins on the south
side of the courthouse at the Down-
town Food Store.
The group will march to the Rec-
reation Park, ,where a service will be
Guest Speaker is Pastor Jimmy
Brookins, sr., along with the House
to House Prayer Band, Inc..
All are encouraged to turn out for
RECENTLY promoted to Lt. Col. in the Air
Force was Myra Mitchell, center. She is
Tallahassee, FL 32301
" FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
Student Backpacks Can
Cause Chronic Back Pain
Soon students will be racing to
the school bus or scurrying to their
classes with overstuffed backpacks
slung over one shoulder.
While carrying a backpack may
seem harmless enough, it can cause
some painful back and neck prob-
lems for those who don't pack or
carry their backpacks properly, ac-
cording to the Florida Chiropractic
"Back pain is pervasive in our so-
ciety," said FCA President Ken
Dougherty. 80 percent of all
Americans will suffer from it at
some point in their lives, and 50
percent of us will suffer from low-
back pain, this year alone.
"Much of this suffering is
brought on by bad habits initiated
during our younger years, such as
carrying overweight backpacks to
school," Dougherty said.
A survey by Lands' End Direct
Services found that more than 96
percent of children, ages 8-12, will
carry a backpack to school this
Of those, nearly one third will
carry their backpack improperly.
Similarly, a study conducted in It-
aly found that the average child
carries a backpack that would be
the equivalent of a 39-pound back-
pack for a 176 pound man, or a 29-
pound backpack for a 132 pound
The FCA offers the following
tips to parents to help prevent the
needles's pain that backpack misuse
could cause the students:
Make sure your child's back-
pack weighs no more than five to 10
percent of his/her body weight. If
the backpack is heavier, it will
cause your child to bend forward in
an attempt to support the weight on
his/her back, rather than on the
, shoulders, by the straps.
The position of the backpack is
important., The backpack should
never hang more than four inches
below, the waistline. A backpack
that hangs too low increases the-
weight on the shoulders, causing
your child to lean forward when
A backpack with individualized
compartments helps in positioning
the contents more effectively.
When packing the backpack, make
sure that pointy or bulky items are
packed away from the area that will
rest on your child's back. An un-
even surface rubbing on your
child's back could cause some
Keep in mind that bigger is not
necessarily better. Parents should
buy the best designed backpack
possible for their child. The more
room there is in a backpack, the
more your child will carry, and the
heavier the backpack will be.
It is important that your child
wear both shoulder straps. Lug-
ging the backpack around by one
shoulder strap can cause the dispro-
portionate shift of weight to one
side, leading to neck and muscle
spasms, as well as low-back pain.
Padded straps are very impor-
tant. Non. padded straps are very
uncomfortable and can dig into
your child's shoulders.
The. shoulder straps should also
be adjustable so the backpack can
be fitted to your child's body.
Shoulder straps that are too loose
can cause the backpack to dangle
uncomfortably and cause spinal
misalignment and pain.
If the backpack is still too
heavy, talk to your child's teacher.
It might be possible for your child
to leave the heaviest books at
school and bring home only lighter
handout materials or workbooks.
*Talk to your child about the-
proper use of backpacks and help
him/her understand why this and
other ergonomic issues are impor-
Casa Bianca Youth Department
will hold its annual Back to School
Bash, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at
the church. School supplies and
lunch will be provided. Contact per-
son is Cumi Allen at 342-1176.
Greater Fellowship MB Church
celebrates its church anniversary, 3
p.m., Sunday. New Zion MB
Church of Greenville, FL. will be in
charge. The New Zion, male choir
will render the music.
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Hill was a native of Jefferson and .
lived in Monticello fro most of her
She was a housewife and was
member of New Bethel A.M.
church on Ashville Highway.
She is survived by two daughter
Doretha (Jack) Johnson of E. C
ange, N.J., and Mary Hill Glover
Tampa, Florida; three brothers
Henry (Viola) Hills of Ervenin
N.J., Thomas (Mattie) Hill ai
David Hill both of Tampa, Floric
A host of nieces, nephews, ai
cousins and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services will be Saturda
August 6, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Eld
Jack Johnson officiating. Interme
will follow at New Betd
Cemetery. Pallbearers will
friends of the family. Honorary pa
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CAROL ELLERBE, director of county emer- look over a benefits application ready for
agency management affairs, and Michael computer input. (News Photo)
Bishop, veterans counselor for the county,
Veterans Counselor Bishop
Serves County Veterans
Staff \\ writer
Jefferson County Veterans Coun-
'selor Michael Bishop hasan office
located in the Emergency Opera-
tions Center at 1240 North Jefferson
; ,He is a retired Navy officer, with
'22, years of service, _and a 1981
graduate of the Jefferson County
Carol Ellerbe, Director of Emner-
gency Management and Veterans
Affairs says of Bishop, "'He is very.
,competent and capable of handling
the needs of the veterans in the
His job entails the counseling of
\eterans about their benefits. He ex-
plores all avenues for veterans and
Bishop manges a data base of
some 1,900 veterans in the county..
He reports that services are avail-
able to both women and men, but
"We don't see as many women, as
we'd like to see."
He stresses that all records kept in
-his office are confidential. "What
comes in this office stays in this of-
fice?" he adds.
He helps veterans, their widows
and dependents, and sometimes a
family member should the vet be de-
ceased, file claims and retrieve in-
"Claims take time to complete and
file," he mentions. "it's so important'
for the vet to come in now and visit
with me. Together we can get a file
started and it will make for easy ac-,
cess when necessary.
"It's that much less the spouse,
will have 'to do, a veteran will have.
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If you are billed for services or
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call you local telephone company
and ask to have the charges
Report the incident to the Na-
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:'Fraud Hotline at 1-800-876-7060 or
online at www.fraud.org.
If at any point your cramming
complaint is not' resolved to your
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342-3552, or file an on-line com-
plaint at www.floridapsc.com.
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to write beach renourishment poli-
cies! Charge as much as you want!
The desire to build and live in areas
not suited for a lasting house is high.
Old crackers around here used to
build shacks and go visit the beach.
The investment in the house was so
small that if it was washed away, it
was OK. They knew it was going to
happen. I say caveat emptor.
If folks want to take the risk of
building a "house upon on sand"
that will be washed away, if they
can accept that the beach will even-
tually relocate, then find. Just don't
ask me to pay for beach welfare.
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that the numbers he provided to
Moss weren't the most complete.
And a gentleman in the audience
-- a city resident -- also took issue
with the low number of reported
cases. Troy Avera told of being
chased by a neighbor's pit bull in
his own backyard.
"I think we have more of an ani-
mal problem than you represent
here," he said.
Moss conceded the likelihood of
more cases than the report reflected.
But she maintained that the numbers
did not justify the hiring of a full-
time animal control officer.
Some interesting tidbits gleaned
from the report:
The average number of dogs and
cats per household nationally is 1.7
and 2.1 respectively. In Jefferson
County, these numbers translate into
an estimated 9,584 dogs and 10,322
cats, based on a population of
"However, it is well known that
rural areas have far more pets per
capital than do large cities, which
makes this figure a conservative
one," Moss adds as a caveat.
A correlation exists between
animal abuse and human violence.
"In one of many studies," Moss
notes, "it was learned that in 88 per-
cent of homes with prosecutable
animal cruelty, children were also
being abused. In two-thirds of elder
neglect and abuse cases, the perpe-
trators first abused the elders' pets.
In short, animal abuse serves as a
property would play havoc with Pal- predictor of other violent and abu-
mer's desire for an expedited sched- sive behavior."
ule. Based on Moss' presentation,
' The property is presently zoned
four units per acre. Palmer wants to
develop it at the much lower density
of one unit per acre.
One solution raised Tuesday night,
was the possibility of foregoing the
Comprehensive Plan amendment.
Why not bring the property into the
city under its present designation
and have Palmer developed it as
planned, City Clerk Emily Anderson
Another concern raised was the
possibilitN that the DCA \ would not
approve ith rezoning, a concern Pal-
mer dismissed as unlikely, given
he's seeking a lower density.
But even so, he wanted to proceed
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all fronts, he said, reminding the
council that he was an entrepreneur.
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Mayor Julie Conley indicated she
will pursue formation of a joint city-,e
county committee to address the is--'
sue. She appointed Councilman
Luther Pickles to be the city's repre-'. .
sentative on that yet-to-be-formed d
It's not the first time that con-".
cerned citizens or events have '
pressed city and county officials to1>q,
have joint talks on the animal con- *
Late last year, county and city of-
ficials talked much of holding a-
joint meeting to resolve the issued,
once and for all. This after vicious -,
dogs attacked an elderly lady in the-
Lloyd area and caused her serious7
and long-lasting injuries. -
Officials planned and talked of ith
coming meeting for weeks. ButT
when it actually took place in early
January, the discussion lasted a ma't-d
ter of minutes. -
City and county officials decide;,
almost from the start that neither the
city or the county could afford to do
more than they were presently.
doing. "' h'
"We don't need regulations that
we can't afford to enforce," vs-
Commission Chairman Skeet Joy-i
ner's take on the matter. *
"There's no need to have a fancy
ordinance that you can't afford or-'
enforce," she said.
Since that time, various citizens
and groups have approached both
governing bodies, asking that some--
thing be done about the situation,
It's that public pressure that's forc-
ing officials to grapple with the
problem, however reluctantly.
Fire Rescue Chief
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combined with the ambulance serv-
ice in 1992 to form Fire Rescue. In
1994, he introduced Advanced Life
Support and has ever striven to up-
grade the department in every way.
Mostly recently, he had been
working with the volunteer fire de-
partments to improve these, opera-
tions- and. 'was reporting great
progress in this endeavor.
"I would like to express my heart-
felt appreciation and thanks to all
the volunteers who have worked
with Fire Rescue over the years,"
Bates states in a prepared text he
gave the News. "You have always
been there when we called in the
middle .of the night, during pouring
rain, icy cold or extremely hot.
"I also want to thank the citizens
for their continued support and kind
words. In. emergency services, you
seldom hear' kind words or words of
appreciation. We are usually dealing
with people during their worse times
and when everything seems to be
going wrong. Jefferson County citi-' 1
zens have been very supportive.I '
have been told many times of thl.
good services Fire Rescue personnel.,
"I will never be able to thank tte:fc..
Fire Rescue personnel enough f6rL'
their support and hard' work Jeffer-_
son County has been very forrunane'
to have some of the best dedicated-
and well-trained firefighters, eiet-,-.-
gency medical technicians, para-"'
medic and assistant staff ner tunnel
that any chief could ask to work-'
"Whenever I felt I was having-,
problems, I would talk to surround-,;
ing emergency service chiefs and af-
ter a couple of minutes I knew a
really did not have any major prob-:
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Mentor Walkathon Draws 50
Edna Henry, mentor/volunteer
FRAN HUNT coordinator at Jefferson Elementary
Staff Writer School, explained that the Men-
toring Program was funded by a
'The recent Mentor Walk-a-thon federal grant as a part of "No Child
hooted at the old JCHS track re- Left Behind" legislation, but those
ceptly, saw more than 50 partici- funds did not cover awards and in-
pa6ts, and some nine new mentors centives for students who are doing
Approximately $900 was raised well or showing improvement.
from donations to go toward the She said that the funds for student
Mentoring program. rewards come out of their pockets.
Spokesperson Cumi Allen said The program is designed to help
th: event was successful because of those students who can not help
tho donations, participation, and themselves, thus the mission of
cooperation of those in the commu- volunteers and mentors.
nity. Henry said that one hour per
'Hot dogs and drinks were pro- week or one day per month helps
vided by Mentoring coordinators students and day-long volunteers
and staff, to further assist in the help the teacher to be able to pro-
success of the event. vide more individualized student
The theme for the walk-a-thon attention in large classrooms.
was "Mentoring on the Move" and "Sometimes, the student just
the event was an attempt to bring needs someone to talk to and open
the community together and stress up to," said Henry. "A little time
the importance of Mentoring and means so'much to the children."
volunteers for both the children and Mentors are matched one on one
the teachers. __with a student of their grade and
Mentors are also allowed to pick
their school of choice, along with
the time of day, pending school ap-
proval, that best fits the employees
The mentor meets with the stu-
dents one hour each week while
school is in session.
Among the responsibilities of the
mentor are to be a friend, and to lis-
ten to the student, to understand the
obstacles the youth is facing, and to
help him/her to find solutions.
The mentor also assists with aca-
demic assignments such as check-
ing homework, helping with test
preparation, checking assignment
lists, and tutoring the student, if the
teacher or staff person at school
provides the materials.
Mentors help students set goals
by reducing long range goals to
short term, manageable, weekly ac-
As a role model, the mentor dem-
onstrates the value of punctuality,
dependability and reliability.
Health Department Donates
Gym Equipment For Boxers
The popularity of the Cherry
Street Gym with the youth of the
community continues to grow and
donations have been made from the
Health Department and Director
Kim Barnhill, to further assist in
"There are a lot of kids that go
there and equipment was needed,"
said Barnhill. "Troy. Carter is
working with the kjis.sq there ill,
be boxing available for the kids."
Barnhill and the Health Depart-
ment heard of the need to have ath-
letic and boxing equipment donated
to the gym, and they stepped, up to
the plate to provide and to continue
to provide additional equipment for
Barnhill had been picking up dif-
ferent athletic items for young ath-
letes of all ages, at assorted yard
sales, from friends, and anywhere
else she can find it.
She also upgraded her personal
athletic equipment in her home, do-
natihg the old equipment to the
As the Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy Boosters continue gearing up
for the upcoming football season,
they are putting the final touches
on plans for their regularly hosted
weekly fish frys beginning 7 p.m,
Aug. 16, at the ACA football field.
Spokesperson Sherry Carswell,
said the meal costs $6 and includes
fried mullet, cheese grits, hush pup-
pies, salad and tea.
She added that they are still seek-
ing sponsors who will donate fish
(approximately $100) per week, to-
ward the event.
"We are also seeking additional
members for the Boosters," said
ACA JV Football
Aucilla Christian Academy has
released its schedule for the junior
varsity football team.
All games are at 6 p.m. unless
Gridiron action begins when the
Warriors face off against Stein-
hatchee, Aug. 25, there, and contin-
ues when they play against
Munroe, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 1, here.
Bell is slated for Sept. 1, there;
Florida High, Sept. 15, there; and
Maranatha Christian, Sept. 22,
Bell gets their second crack of the
season against the Warriors Sept.
29, here and the season winds up
with a final game against Florida
High, Oct. 6, here.
Thus far, donated equipment in-
cludes a speed bag, and speed bag
stand, boxing mouth pieces, boxing
gloves, hand wraps, punching bag,
weight lifting equipment, and head
The Health Department donates
to programs like this one because
"we are trying to encourage physi-
cal activity in our youth, therefore,
the donations are justified," -said
"We want to get the kids up and
inovipA and there are a lot of very
enthusiastic kids there."
Trainer Troy Carter could not be
reached for comment.
Since the beginning of the year, he
and area youth have been getting
together after school and now meet
at the lot across from the Boys and
Girls Club to practice and play.
They assemble the new location,
formerly, Howard Academy.. Bags
are re-hung daily -and the children_
practice their punches, moves, jabs
During a recent interview, Carter
said he was checking with Okloch-
nee about participating in sparring
- sessions there in the near future,
Carswell. The membership is $50
"The football players are there
every Tuesday and everyone is in-
vited to come out, have a great
meal, meet the players and show
their support for the Warriors," she
In related news, concessions in-
cluding hamburgers, hot-dogs, na-
chos and drinks will be sold during
all home games.
Those games are slated for Sept.
1, Sept. 9, and Sept. 16. Also, Oct.
7 Home Coming and Oct. 28, the
For further information contact
the school office at 997-3597
and he was also checking into box-
ing tournaments for young athletes
Gym Founder David Collins do-
nated a punching bag and ordered
some gloves for the youth to use in
"I'm not giving up on myself or on
these kids. I'm full of hope," said
Carter. "It may start off slow with
very little to work with, but in the
long run, the program will be big-
ger and better than it ever was.
"Before it's all over with, we will
have a world d champion here," he
Dave Collins was recently ap-
pointed as the President of the
JCHS Football Boosters.
He will share his responsibilities
with Harriett Cuyler, cheerleading
Collins said their next meeting
will be'conducted Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.
in the old JCHS cafeteria and all
are encouraged to attend.
:"We will be planning fish frys
and barbecues on a weekly basis is
the near future," said Collins.
"When that gets going, everyone
is invited to come on out, have a
great meal and show their support
for the football team," he con-
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description of the property, and the names
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known as Lot 29 Van Buskirk Addition to
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The City of Monticello Local Planning
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Call 997-4253 between 6 pm-9pm
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Cherry Sleigh Bed $250. Brand new,
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New leather sofa and loe seat. $750,
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night stands. Sug. List $4600,- sell
NEW Brand Name King Mattress
Set,- $250, in factory plastic,-
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Never used,- in unopened plastic.
Must sell $125. 850-545-7112
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Lots from 5 acres to 100 acres $2695/AC to $18,550/AC
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The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will accept SEALED BIDS for the old
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September 12, 2005, at Jefferson County Courthouse, Room 10, Monticello, Florida 32344, and
should be labeled "Sealed Bid Jefferson County Library Building".
The property is offered "As Is": A portion of the North wall is common to Parcel ID# '00-00-00-
Terms of sale: $1,000. upon acceptance of bid. Balance due at closing. Closing thirty days after
The property is available for inspection, by appointment only, by calling 850-342-0218.
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will have thirty days to review and accept
bids, and reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.
Felix "Skeet" Joyner, Chairman
Government Farms Road 5 or 10 acres
buyers choice hillside planted pines
Brand New Listinq! 3 bedroom home in town
at East Anderson St. $115,000
Magnificent Acreaqe off Bassett Dairy Road
in Bellamy Plantation 10 commanding acres with
a beautiful view, lovely home site
in a grove of ancient pecan trees and a hayfield
meant for galloping $150,000
Like New Home built in 2002, 3 bedrooms 2
baths, 1964 sq. ft., ceramic tile and hardwood
floors, cathedral ceiling, fireplace and a screened
porch, 1 acre "Now 1i35',000" '
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big doublewide
w/ fireplace, stables, round pen in remote, oaks,
pond, north of Greenville only $295,000
Near Leon County 10 mostly open ac, corner
of Paul Thompson and Julia Road only $150,000
On the Top of the Hiqh Hill Lovely 3 bed-
room 2.5 bath 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 near US 90 and SR 59
Choice Buildinq Lots in Town on Morris
Road call for details $10,000 to $40,000
Don't Miss this One Big 1999 3 bedroom 2
bath double wide with a bathroom that won't quit
on a high hill with a view in Aucilla Forest and
Meadows only $55,000
Check Out This One! 8 acres with big double-
wide and small house on a pretty old hillside
close to Leon County off Julia Road $160,000,
Biq doublewide with additions 12 rooms quiet
wooded lot $56,500
Prime Commercial Property US 19 South
near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Builders Mart
Near Whitehouse Road 5 acres mostly
open on a hillside, county road $75,000
Home Site close to town on West Grooverville
Road only $14,500
Realtor Tim Peary
See all our listings with maps at
We have qualified buyers looking for acre-
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215 N. Jefferson St
" Charming Modular Home- 3 BR/2 BA spacious living, 1/2 ac.
lot north of town.................. ........................$123,000
* Spring Hollow Rd.- 4 BR/ 3BA, 20x20 master suite, quiet loca-
tion, berber carpet and tile..................................$174,900
* LOCATION- comfortable cottage fronting on Hwy-90 and the
Old Lloyd Rd., additional guest house.................$225,000
* Immaculate Brick Home- gorgeous 3 BR/ 3BA on 5 acres,
meticulously maintained, many nice features............ $262,900
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Nursing Center Staff Attends
Conference On Health Care
Mae Kyler, social service director,
:and Voncell Edwards, activities di-
-rector, at Jefferson Nursing Center,
attended a Safari Adventure in
Ocala from July 17-20 hosted by the
Florida Health Care Activity Coor-
dinators Association (FHCACA.)
This was the 31st Annual Confer-
ence, with the theme of: "Swinging
Through the Activity Jungle."
S- Exhibitors were set up in the con-.
ference hall area Sunday to present
suggestions for events.
2 The State Board kicked off the
(event with a two hour meeting, fol-
lowed by an Education Session "Un-
derstanding the 2005 Florida Legis-
lature," speaker was Peggy Rigsby,
Director of Government Services for
Entertainment with music for
Monday's keynote speaker and
author, Silvana Clark gave a humor-
ous presentation on "Surviving the
Activity Jungle with Humor."
Another Educational Session, pre-
sented by Brenda Gibson, A.D., "A
Safari Into the Benefits of Current
and New Vendor Items," was infor-
mative and received much attention
from the audience.
Three Breakout Sessions carried
on directly after lunch giving the at-
tendees an option to chose from one
These included "Voodoo To Treat
The Roaring Lion," a session. on
psychotropics and behaviors, given
by Dr. Donald L. Sherry, M.D.;
"Activity Based Resident Care,"
given by Mary Ann Wilhelm, RN,
DON; and, "Make Programs Stand
Out By Celebrating Special Holi-
days," given by Silvana Clark.
Vendors and exhibitors awarded
More Breakout Sessions continued
through midday including "Activi-
ties For Younger Residents," given
by Gina Haigh, A.D.C.;
"Insights and Framework for Ef-
fectively Dealing with Professional
Dilemmas," given by Jamie O'Steen,
B.S.W. and Linda S. Blaz, M.S.W.;
and "Marketing with a Big Imagina-
tion and a Small Budget.
Tuesday's Breakout Sessions be-
gan with "Time Management for
Activity Professionals," by John
Collins, CTRS, ACC; "The Chal-
lenges of Mental Illness for the Ac-
tivity Professionals," by John
Laguna, Ph.D.; and The Physiol-
ogy of Aging for Nursing Home Ac-
tivity Professionals," by Dr. Robert
M. Beland, Ph.D
The annual business meeting was
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followed by Director Shelia Lehiter
and a session titled "Benevolent
The Art of Design-Creating Bulle-
tin Boards, Theme and Holiday
Schemes" was a session completed
by Chris Bobos, B.S., A.C.C.
"How to Avoid Tribal (departmen-
tal) Quicksand, Manage Your Staff
for Better Results" was a session by
Chuck Milleman, B.S.
A Safari Masquerade Banquet
ended the evening.
Wednesday sessions included a
Part 1 and Part 2: Agency for
Healthca e Administration (AHCA)
Forum with Paula Harvird, AHCA,
Health Facility Elevator Supervisor,
Sharon Lauter, AHCA, RN, Quality
Monitor, and Kris Mennella,
AHCA, Field Office Manager.
A final session "Animal Therapy"
was added for activity directors
wishing to consider this as an option
of care for the residents at their fa-
A total of 14.5 contact hours was
offered during this Safari
Kyler and Edwards brought back a
wealth of ideas and valuable infor-
mation packets, and are eager to put
them to use.
Would you like a Fitness Gym in Monticello?
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If this sounds like something you would like in
Monticello we would like to here from you.
For further details on how to complete the survey call.
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