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137TH YEAR NO.68, 50 CENTS
Published Wednesdays & Fridays
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2005i
City Backs Off Tax Increase
Residents Will Pay
Higher Sewer Rates
Senior Staff Writer
City residents will get a break on
their property taxes after all. In re-
turn, they will pay $3 more ,on their
monthly sewer rates inside the city
and $4.50 more outside the city.
The monthly sewer rate increase is
expected to produce about $35,000
during a nine-month period.
The $35,000 -- combined with
various cutbacks the council made
in expenditures -- erased the
$62,417 budget shortfall the city
was facing and actually left a sur-
plus of some $30,000.
Among the things that officials de-
cided to cut were the proposed
$5,000 salary increase for council
members, a $1,000 septic tank
abatement for the Cooper's Pond
Subdivision, and $5,000 in mainte-
nance and repair funds for the water
City employees will still get a 3.5
percent pay increase -and private or-
ganizations such as the Main Street
Program and the Economic Devel-
opment Council will get a combined
$15,000 in contributions.
For city residents, the good news
is that the finance committee will
recommend a 7.0 millage rate, half a
point above the 6.5 rollback rate but
a full point below the 8.0 originally
The 7.0 mills is expected to pro-
duce $491,700. The current rate of
7.5 mills would have produced
$526,000 if left intact.
Tuesday's finance committee
budget workshop began with former
council member Lynn Jordan asking
that the council reconsider the pro-
posed 8.0 mills and suggesting ideas
for how the budget could be bal-
For starters, Jordan objected to
the proposed salary increase for
"The job should be about commu-
nity service, not salary," Jordan
said, a sentiment echoed by Coun-
cilman Tom Vogelgesang and
Jordan proceeded down the
budget item by item, identifying ar-
eas where he thought cutbacks could
be accomplished. Adding up his
suggested cutbacks, Jordan came up
with a savings of about $33,000.
But the real solution, he said, was
to increase the sewer rates, given
that the $62,417 shortfall resulted
'from that account.
"I recommend you raise sewer
rates $2 or $3 a month," Jordan said. .
"It would get your revenues and
costs on sewer into balance."
The sewer and water operations
are what are called proprietary or
LYNN JORDAN, far: left, former council
member, addresses the City Council on
Tuesday night during the budget workshop.
Jordan offered many suggestions, several of
enterprise accounts. Meaning that
the two operations are supposed to
generate sufficient money to pay for
_themselves -- something they are
which the council adopted. It was one of
Jordan's recommendations that the city go
up on the sewer rate. (News Photo)
not doing at present.
Jordan also asked the council to
reconsider the proposed 3.5 percent
pay increase for city employees. Al-
though the 3.5 percent didn't give
him "heartburn", he reminded the
council of "the compounding effect"
of the increase if they went forward
He also expressed concerns about
the law enforcement budget, which
he noted has grown to $600,000,
much of it tied in communications
"We need to skin this cat
cheaper," Jordan said.
Finally, he suggested that the
council consider a charter review to
revisit such issues as the election of
the city clerk and the police chief. It
was his opinion, Jordan said, that
the council should consider a city
manager type of operation.
"I know when I was on the
council, I never really knew who
was in charge and it was hard to pin
things down," Jordan said.
He added that his input was of-
fered as constructive criticism.
"I'm not trying to throw darts
here,' he said. -.
Council members incorporated
certain of Jordan's suggestions into
their cutback decisions. But where
they really picked up on Jordan's
suggestion was in the increase of
(See City Taxes Page 3)
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THE city Internet system uses antennas atop the several
water tanks in the area to transmit signals. (News Photo)
Runs Into Snaac
Senior Staff Writer
"Where are we on the Internet?"
That was the question City Coun-
cilman Brian Hayes posed to city
staff Tuesday night.
A little more than a month ago,
the City Council adopted a domain
name for the system
(MyMonticello.net), adopted the
monthly subscription rates and de-
posit amount, and okayed the pur-
chase and installation of the
equipment a cost of $227,644,43.
The word then was that the sys-
tem should be up and running
within a matter of weeks, if not
Now it appears that not all was
exactly as represented.
"Here's the problem," was City
Superintendent Don Anderson's re-
sponse to Hayes' question on Tues
day evening. "Out of 120 peoph
who want the service, only 30 car
_ get it without putting up an antenna,
300 feet in the air."
Anderson said he and others in
volved in the project were in th(
process of documenting the place!
where a signal could be gotten anc
the places where it couldn't.
"We're going to have to get
meeting with Graybar," Andersor
said. "They're going to have to coin
back and do something different. It'!
very isolated who can get a signa
and who can't."
Graybar is Graybar Electric Comn
pany, which sold and installed th<
system for the city.
"It sounds like material misrepre.
sentation," Hayes said. "We wen
certainly not told this. This is verq
(See Internet Page 16)
Commissioners Come Up With
Program To Cure Dog Problem
Senior Staff Writer
Commissioners last week reached
accord on the implementation of an
animal control program that they ex-
pect to approve Sept. 1.
The agreement followed the sec-
ond of two workshops that commis-
sioners held with citizen groups
concerned about the problem. Bul
the solution,was one that commis-
signers -- more specifically Chair-
man Skeet Joyner -- had been work-
ing out between the workshops.
That solution calls for concentra-
tion of the county's efforts and re-
sources solely on dangerous animals
for the present. Commissioners de-
fine dangerous animals as those that
attack or threaten persons, livestock
or other domesticated animals.
"I don't know that we have to wait
until an animal bites someone if he's
chasing someone aggressively,-
As in the past, the mechanism for
e initiating the handling of a danger-
1 ous animal will be a complaint. The
a responding deputy will then deter-
mine if the animal is indeed danger-
e If the deputy determines that the
s animal is dangerous, he can cite the
owner or have the dog picked up or
both. An employee with the Solid
a Waste Department who has been
1 certified in animal control will then
e pick up the animal and transport it
s to the appropriate shelter.
1 The idea is for the county to con-
tract with local veterinarians, who
- will hold the animal for the required
e number of days and euthanasize it if
The cost of holding and euthaniz-
e ing the animals is expected to run
Y about, $50 per animal. In cases
--where the owner is identified, the
owner will be responsible for all ex-
Focus To Be
It's expected that it will cost be-
tween $1,000 and $1,700 per person
to get individuals certified in animal
control. The county has budgeted
$5,000 for both the holding and
euthanizing of the animals and the
appropriate training of the county
Joyner called the proposed solu-
tion a first step.
"The day will come when this
won't work," he said. "One day we
will need a full-fledge animal con-
trol program. But this will certainly
get us started."
What's more, he said, the program
will work' without need of the
county adopting animal licensing
fees, which most commissioners are
reluctant to implement.
"It's the consensus on the board
that licensing fees are the proper
way to go to generate funds," Joyner
said. "But it's also the consensus of
the board to try and take care of the
problem without additional fees. I
know fees are coming one day, but
let's try to postpone the day when
we have to put extra fees on
Joyner thanked Wendy Moss and
the Responsible Pet Owners of Jef-
ferson County for getting the ball
rolling on animal control and doing
the necessary research to make the
commissioners jobs easier.
"Without you, we wouldn't have
gotten here," Joyner said.
Prior to commissioners arriving at
4 m iii~ff
COMMISSION CHAIRMAN SKEET JOYNER,
left, here talking with Sheriff David Hobbs
and Sarah larussi, a member of the Respon-
consensus, they discussed the pro-
posal submitted by Moss.
Moss's proposal called for licens-
ing fees (along with incentives for
people who neutered their animals),,
the issuance of citations to raise
revenues, the training of the appro-
priate county personnel in animal
control, and the formation of
public/private partnerships to ease
the county's burden .
If also called for consolidation of
the animal control programs be-
tween the city and the county, so
that neither would be overburdened;
and for formation of an advisory
board to help the commission with
the implementation and refinement
of the program.
It was Moss's contention that the
animal control problem here was not
so bad that it warranted the creation
of a separate department, as some
sible Pet Owners of Jefferson County, more
or less fashioned the program that the com-
mission is about to adopt. (News Photo)
PAGE 2. MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 26, 2005
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MEMBERS of the Opera House Stage Com-
pany rehearse their upcoming production,
"Witness for the Prosecution," opening
Fire Rescue Plans
Weekend Boot Dri
The Jefferson County Fire Rescue
will hold a Boot Drive around the_
Courthouse Circle this Friday eve-
ning and Saturday morning, to bene-
fit the Muscular Dystrophy
The goal of the firemen is to fill all
the boots to overflowing.
Proceeds raised in this campaign
will help to support services and re-
search and programs for people with
more than 40 -neuromuscular dis-
eases at area MDA clinics, and will-
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Motorists are asked to drive safely
around the Courthouse Circle when
the Firemen are collecting, and to
-drop donations into the offered fire-
Fire Rescue Chief Larry Bates
asks the community to be generous
when filling the boots of our local
firefighters, as this is for a very wor-
thy cause. He thanks the community
in advance for their generous dona-
Fill the Boot campaigns are
among the primary ways in which
-fire fighters across the country have-
raised well over $200 million na-
tionwide for the MDA and it's fight
against neuromuscular diseases
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN
LIST OF PERMITTED USES
The City Council of the City of
Monticello proposes to adopt the
following ordinance: ORDINANCE 2005-
07 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF
MONTICELLO, FLORIDA TO ADD
TOWN HOMES AS A SPECIAL
EXCEPTION USE IN THE B-1
ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
The entire text of the ordinance may be
inspected at City Hall, 245 S. Mulberry
Street, Monticello, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Public hearing on
the ordinance will be held on
Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at
Monticello City Hall. Interested
,ersons may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed
Sept. 16. From left, Chris Peary, defendant;
George Hook, judge; and Colin Rolfe, prose-
Democrats To Honor
Sept. 11 With Ceremc
The Jefferson County Democratic on the p
Party is planning a special court- vited to
house event Sept. 11 to honor the Elea
Americans who died in the tragic Jefferso
Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. said the
That's the word from Bob Crew, a simple.
member of the Democratic Execu-
Crew said the special guest
speaker at the 2 p.m. ceremony will
be Congressman Allen Boyd, of
Boyd will present a flag that has
flown over the nation's Capitol to
the chairman of the County Com- Se
mission, Skeet Joyner. The flag will
then be hoisted over the courthouse.
During the ceremony, Boyd's re-i
marks will center on patriotism, the
spirit of America, and national de- BOYD FL:
Plans call fQr the JROTC Color
Guard to be on hand.
Veterans will have a special place ,
platform, and the public is in-
nor Hawkins, chairman of the
on County Democratic Party,
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1Local Republicans Plan
To 'Celebrate America'
i: The Republican Party of Jefferson
'County invites all residents and
i merchants to participate in "Cele-
brate America," and will undertake
:to coordinate and publish the calen-
dar of events as plans are finalized.
Following the tragic events of
-Sept. 11, 2001, Americans experi-
enced an enormous rebirth of patri-
otism, and it is fitting that we chose
-Sept. 11 for this event.
Our special purpose of bringing
the community together in a cele-
bration of our freedom is to honor
the service and sacrifice of Amer-
ica's military, and to recognize ci-
vilians who suffered or lost their
lives at the hands of our enemies.
While America was built on, and
is sustained by a strong two party
system, her people meet on com-
mon patriotic grounds which is why
City Backs Off Tax Raise
(Continued From Page 1)
The suggestion wasn't exactly new
to the council. The city's consultant
engineer, in fact, has been working
on a required study that is supposed
to set the foundation for just such a
rate increase, among other things.
The consensus Tuesday evening
was that the council could no longer
afford to wait for the completion of
the study, which some believe has
been taking inordinately long.
It was in this spirit that Council-
man Brian Hayes offered the sug-
gestion of a sewer rate increase via
the adoption of an emergency ordi-
nance that would automatically ex-
pire in a year's time.
That way, Hayes reasoned, the
city could begin collecting revenues
immediately. In the meantime, the
required study would hopefully be
completed and the city could then
impose a more permanent and thor-
ough rate increase.
More and more too, city officials
are talking of imposing a system's
charge -- a euphemism for an impact
fee. This would apply to new con-
struction and would be in addition to
the tap-in fee to connect into the
"It would be easy to justify be-
cause each time a new customer ties
on to .the system, it reduces the ca-
pacity of our treatment plant," Con-
ley said. "That's something that can
Officials also talked of setting up
workshops after the budget is com-
pleted to better plan the city's future
They also talked of putting
$10,000 of the expected $30,000
surplus into a special account for
land-use planning matters and the
remaining $20,000 in a reserve
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these individuals are not thought of
as Democrats, Republicans, or Inde-
pendents; but as American heroes,
who share a common belief in free-
dom and justice for all.
It is in that spirit that all citizens of
Jefferson County are being called
upon to Celebrate America Sept.
"Celebrate America" is an oppor-
MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 26, 2005 PAGE 3
tunity for Jefferson County
residents, merchants, and govern-
ment, to participate in the week long
The County Commission will be
addressed Sept. 1, asking that they
issue a proclamation for this event.
Residents and merchants are being
asked to display the American flag
-in front of their residences and
stores the entire week.
The Jefferson County Ministerial
Association has pledged support for
an informal community service 7:30
p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Fam-
ily Life Center of First United Meth-
Further announcements will be
made in the Monticello News as the'
activity calendar is finalized.
Interested parties may also visit
the Jefferson County GOP website
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:MD, Ph.D. Administrator
SCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services
If you or someone you care about-
has Medicare, it's time to start
*thinking about Medicare's new pre-
,scription drug coverage.
The new coverage can provide
'real savings with the costs of both
,brand name and generic drugs for
^every person with Medicare starting
I January 1, 2006.
* A typical person with Medicare
,.who has no drug coverage could see
'his or her total drug spending drop
by about 50 percent.
: And there is extra help paying for
:the new drug coverage for people
with limited income and resources,
so they will have almost no drug ex-
penses (extra help rules are different
.in Puerto Rico and other U.S,. Terri-
Every person with Medicare,
whether they have drug coverage
now or not, will have a choice of
Medicare prescription drug plans
starting in November.
Almost a third of all people with
Medicare have limited income and
resources, so they.could qualify for
When they join a Medicare pre-
scription drug plan, they' will receive
continuous coverage of their drug.
costs and pay very little out, of their
From the end of May through
August, millions of households with
limited income will receive an appli-
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from Social Security.
If you receive this application, you
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BY REX M. ROGERS
' I've never been entirely comfort--
able with what might be called
"Pepsi/Coke Taste Tests" comparing
public and Christian universities.
; It's not that I don't believe there
are differences. It's just that I do not
Want to be perceived as attacking
entire institutions of higher learning,
As if there are no honest, hard work-
ing professionals there or as if there
is nothing good happening there.
So, I'll go the other way and say
that public universities are unques-
tionably'the home of many fine pro-
fessional 'people and many good
products, including the two univer-
sities from which I earned graduate
But, there are important differ-
ences in public and Christian univer-
sities. Though many public
institutions have religious roots and
history, today, by far, most no
longer make any pretense of being
religious in any way.
In the name of the search for truth,
most public colleges and universi-
ties adopt what is called a "tolerant"
attitude toward virtually any and all
philosophies or religions, with the
possible exception of biblical Chris-
Some public university, professors
are open to considering the claims
-of Christianity in course work; and
debate, but many public institution
professors adopt' a suspicious even
preemptive bias against Christian
expression in any forum.
This is one reason why America
needs Christian colleges and univer-
sities. In these halls' professors and
students may still explore the truth
claims of Christian faith.
They may still apply Christian val-
ues to contemporary issues, search
for truth based upon Christian pre-
suppositions, and give full reign to
their own Christian spirituality.
While some of these things may
yet be possible in some public uni-
versities, it is not an exaggeration to
say that such openly Christian schol-
arship is often viewed as little more
Christian universities, therefore,
make, a. critical contribution to the
marketplace of ideas. Public univer-
sities may be admirable. But Chris-
tian universities are essential.
(Rex M. Rogers, Ph.D., book
author and president of Cornerstone
University, Grand Rapids, Mich.,
pens this column, which appears in
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Opinion & Comment
BY RON CICHON
Scorching heat has had air condi--
tioners running wide open and
power companies say demand has
been at record highs. /
Proposed property tax notices in-
dicate commercial property will get
,sizable tax hikes.,
' 'Quotable quote: "A man is ut uall',
more careful with his money than of
his principles." Oliver Wendell Hol-
With an election a year away,
don't expect Congress to do much
belt-tightenling when it reconvenes
in September. What happened to the
There's no sign that gas prices will:
do. anything but climb higher. The,
higher prices certainly impact on
county residents who drive to work,
in Tallahassee everyday.
Short Takes & Other Notions
' Friend of mine who keeps' tidbits
about aging says if you are over 60,
your brain cell 'supply is finally
down to manageable size.
Football season about to begin for
ACA and JCHS and that's a sure
sign summer is slipping
away...Harry Jacobs back coaching
at JCHS after a long and successful
career as FAMU High grid coach.
Some 11l percent ot teens m Llii
country have credit cards in their
names. And, eight in 10 who have
credit cards say they pay their
monthly balance in full.
Didja know back in 1930, with the
Depression deepening, gangster Al
Capone set out to boost his image by
opening a soup kitchen in Chicago?
A "senior" personal ad: "I am into
solitude, long walks, sunrises, the
ocean, yoga and meditation. If you
are the silent type, let's get together,
take out our hearing aids and enjoy
Recent findings show a big dispar-
ity between the number of steps
,counted by some pedometers and
the amount walkers actually take.
Some count every step twice while
others miss steps entirely. Pedome-
ters are especially inaccurate when
the wearers walk slowly.
Kiplinger reports China is buying
up supplies of metals, fuels, and
other'cimnical raw materials. That'
means supply and price woes for
Being grateful is good for your
health. Grateful people tend to be
more optimistic and that seems to
boost the immune system. They are
more likely to eat well, exercise
regularly, and obtain preventive
Yiddish Proverb: "With money in
your pocket, you are wise and you
are handsome and you sing well
If all work and no play indeed
makes Jack a dull boy, then you
could say, Americans as a whole are
becoming dangerously dull. A re-
cent study shows Americans hand
back an estimated 415 million vaca-
tion days per year and that 30 per-
cent of employed adults forfeit
vacation time every year.
In fact, in one recent year, workers
handed back to their employers an
estimated $21 billion in unused va-'
Library ribbon cutting is set for
Monday. One library worker told'
me so many calls came into the li-'
brary during the weeks.it was closed'
while books were moved to the new
location, "you'd think this was the
That is really wonderful because
our library has come a long way
over recent years and more and
more of us depend on it.
Take Pets On Road With Care
America's vacation season is in
full swing and many of dogs and
cats are joining their owners for
family vacations and weekend geta-
ways. Although summer heat and
driving can be a dangerous combi-
nation for household pets, they don't
have to be if drivers take some sim-
.Mory Katz, Chairman & CEO of
the Response Insurance Group, of-
fered drivers a few pieces of advice
from the car insurance company's
"Driving with Your Pet" brochure.
"There are more than 120 million,
household dogs and cats in the na--
tion," said Katz. "They're members
of the family and when we take a
driving vacation, they are often
along for the ride. Unfortunately,
many of them don't travel well or
are not prepared for long trips."
Katz suggests several ways to pre-
pare your pet for a safe driving ex-
If the pet is not used to car trips,
try a few test runs to help acclimate
them for the ride. Spending time in
the car while parked and short
drives to nearby destinations are an
Cats should be kept in a carrier
and dogs should be held in a re-
straining harness. This will help sta-
bilize your pet if there is a sudden
movement or accident.
Feed your pet a little less than
you would normally. Since too
much water can upset their stomachs
on the road, limit water by provid-
ing ice to chew on. And, don't for-
get to pack some toys and any other
favorite items or bedding.
When traveling to places your
pet is not familiar with it's particu-
larly important to have a collar with
ID tag that includes both your per-
manent and vacation addresses and
phone numbers. Many veterinarians
-and animal welfare organizations
also offer microchip identification
Dogs like to stick their heads out
of the car window, but this is very
unsafe. Small stones and debris be-
come dangerous projectiles at high-
Never leave your pet in a car in
warm or hot weather. Even with
windows open, or parked in the
shade, interior temperatures can
quickly rise to lethal levels.
Each Child Learns Differently
Many parents focus on what their
child learns in school, but it is also
important for them to understand
how their child leams.
Children have different styles of
learning that are linked to one or
more of their senses. Generally
speaking, learners can be placed in
one of four groups:
The Visual Learner learns best
when she is "shown" how to do
something. She thrives on written
The Auditory Learner retains
more information from what he
hears than reads.
The Kinesthetic Learner ex-
presses herself through movement
and often has trouble sitting still.
The Tactile Learner needs to feel
and manipulate objects and needs
hands-on' experience in order to
"It is important to realize that suc-
cessful learning happens when we
make a connection between what we
are attempting to learn and our
learning style," says' Dr. Andrea
Pastorok of Kumon Math and Read-
"When the connection is made,
learning is easy. When it isn't, diffi-
culty follows and students have
trouble paying attention, completing
assignments or taking tests." If you
-know your child's strongest learning
style, share this information with his
or her teacher.
To help your children make their
learning style work for them, use an
approach that taps into their pre-
ferred style. For example, if your
child is having trouble preparing for
a spelling test, the following tips
A visual learner can write and re-
write the spelling list so she can see
how the letters look when they come
together on the page.
An auditory learner can make an
audio recording of himself spelling
out the words on the list so he can
replay them and spell along with the
A kinesthetic learner can use her
body to form the letters, can put the
words on objects or can recite the
spelling of words while jumping
A tactile learner can use magnetic
letters to spell out the words on his
refrigerator or form the letters in
clay or sand.
Although most students use a
blend of learning styles, they usually
rely more heavily on one particular
Sometimes, what may look like a
learning disability may really be a
learning difference especially if
there is a "mismatch" between what
students know and how they demon-
If their preferred learning style
does not match with the testing of
their knowledge, they may not per-
form well in school.
When both children and parents
understand what learning style
works best seeing, listening, mov-
ing, doing or touching they can use
those strengths to learn, store and re-
trieve information needed to suc-
ceed in school.
Transportation Board To Meet
The Jefferson County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board will meet 10 a.m., Thursday,
Sept. 15, at the County Emergency
Agenda items include the Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Trust Fund
Trip and Equipment Grant Applica-
tions, the Community Transporta-
tion Coordinator's Quarterly Report,
along with the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council's Quarterly Re-
From Our Photo File
JACK HAMILTON, planning commissioner, the then first term congressman appeared
left, and Councilman Ben Ervin, center, in the county in Feb., 1990, to discuss a So-
spoke, with US Senator Connie Mack, whenter, cal Security issue. (News File Photo)
spoke with US Senator Connie Mack, when
Writer Urges Citzens To Speak
Out Against Comp Amendments
The citizens of Jefferson County
should be alarmed about proposed
amendments to the County Compre-
hensive Plan currently pending be-
fore the County Planning
These amendment requests, if ap-
proved, will allow the construction
of large subdivisions with one home
per acre, rather than the current
standard of one home per five acres.
For example, one proposed subdi-
vision could allow approximately
1 350 homes on 377 acres of land.
SIf you want to preserve the beauty
and tranquility of the county, you
must stand up now and contact your
County Commissioner to oppose the
If we don't, our homes may one
day be surrounded by huge subdivi-
Once this gate is opened, it won't
be closed, cases in point: Tallahas-
see (Leon County) and Wakulla
Leon County's population in-
creased by 200,000 people since the
Did you know that many realtors
in Tallahassee call Jefferson County
"the next Wakulla County?"
Did you know that the population
of Wakulla county increased by 60
percent from 1990 to 2000? Is that
what we want for our county?
We all know that growth will oc-
cur, but let's keep it within reason,
by urging our County Commission-
ers to reject these proposed changes
to our Comprehensive Plan.
If you want to maintain our cur-
rent Comprehensive Plan, contact
the commissioner who represents
These are: Districts 1. Junior
Tuten at 997-2387; 2. Jerry Sutphin
at 997-3162; 3. Gene Hall at 997-
2360; 4. Danny Monroe at
997-5406; and 5 Skeet Joyner at
997-1133 ,. ...
If you are not sure who your com- out. posed amendments will be held 7
missioner is, call 997-3348 to find Further discussion of these pro- p.m., Sept. 8, by the Planning Com-
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First Baptist Youth Share
Camp Experiences At Service
, Six youth of the Monticello First
'Baptist Church spoke about their ex-
periences on the recent trip to Quest
Youth Camp, in Chattanooga, TN.
. Destin DuBose, minister of music
and education relates that the camp
.provides youth, from all over, an
opportunity to unite in praise,
prayer, and worship.
Cody Vowell spoke about the
camp staff and Worship leaders, and
provided insight about themselves
and how they became the individu-
als they are today.
Stephanie Fountain and Christina
Young gave testimony about the
Quest Groups and Church Group
Time, during which groups shared
information about what was going
on in their church lives.
Rebekah Aman gave her testimo-
nial on Team Challenges and Rec-
reation. She reminisced about the
teams participating in the rope
courses, balancing on teeter totters
without touching the ground, and
the white water rafting trip, and "All
the falling out we did.
"It was pretty cool and we learned
a lot about ourselves and each
other," she said, "and how to work
together, as a team."
Marsha Bates spoke on Spiritual
Growth and Group Growth. "We
learned to listen and to live Chris-
tian lives. We learned more about
"We also got a lesson on how to-
have patience when following Des-
tin through Atlanta traffic," she gig-
DuBose continued the program
with a slide presentation showing
the youth and their chaperones dur-
ing the week of QuestCamp 2005.
The pictures included the teens
participating in group activities.
Each church group was asked to
perform a chant about their particu-
lar church in front of the other
church group campers.
Together the youth began the Eve-
ning Service singing "Louder than
the Angels" and songs learned at the
Later Aman and Vowell performed
a moving rendition with a piano and
guitar duet of "I Surrender All."
The group looked forward to
practicing what they learned.
YOUTH share their camp experiences with
the congregation at First Baptist Church
evening service. From left, Stephanie Foun-
tain, Christina Young, Rebekah Aman, Mar-
sha Bates, Destin DuBose, Cody Vowell,
Sandy Warren. (News Photo)
Massey Couple Promoted
TO Deacon, Deaconess
' William L. Massey was promoted
*to Deacon, and his wife Leona was
Named to the Deaconess Board, at
an Ordination Service, at Greater
,Fellowship MB Church, Sunday,
?; The Massey family diligently
,serves the church and the commu-
' Rev. Dr. Melvin Roberts directed
The Duties of the Deacon were
rendered by Deacon Daniel Jones,
Sr. and the Deaconess Charge and
Assignment by Deaconess Janet
Evelyn Taylor Harris
Evelyn Taylor Harris, 89, died
Thursday, August 18 following a
Graveside services were held Sat-
iday morning, August 20th, at
Roseland Cemetery, Monticello,
Florida with Reverend Ron Cichon
Officiating. The ceremony included
he music of Chris Miller's violin
and Paul Miller's a cappella per-
fprmance of Amazing Grace.
: Evelyn Harris was an icon in the
community as co-owner and opera-
"ibr of "Harris Grocery" on East
Dogwood Street. She and Waldo,
,ier husband of seventy years, jointly
:ran the business for forty-five years
after taking ownership from C.W.
4nd Mattie Harris.
Evelyn was a longtime devout
member of The First United Meth-
odist Church, and belonged to the
#lorence McDonald Sunday School
'lass as well as the United Method-
ist Women. Evelyn was alsQ a mem-
ber of the Mignonette Circle of the
,lonticello Garden Club, an avid
bridgee player and a wonderful
either, grandmother and great-
She is survived by daughter Mar-
1ha Lynn Kersey (husband Bill) of
Cearrabelle, grandchildren Bucky
1Kersey (wife Shelia) of Carrabelle
and Kimberly Wagner (husband
)Valden and great grandson
runnerr) of Planet City; daughter
udy Carney (husband Mike) of
ponticello, grandchildren Chris
arney (wife Donna) of Monticello,
nd Drew Carney (wife April and
great-granddaughter Caroline) of
Jacksonville; son Curtis Harris (wife
kathy) of Odenton, Md., grandchil-
dren Nikki Harris and Jeffrey Harris
df Sarasota and Bradenton; She was
receded in death by her husband,
SMemorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center 'Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32308, or First United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 307, Monticello,
(See Homes of Mourning Page 16)
Rev. Micheal Rogers gave the Or-
dination Prayer with the laying on of
hands by the deacons and ministers.
The Presentation was given by
Deacon Steve Hall and the Declara-
tion of Ordination was by Rev. Dr.
Deacon Massey gave a touching
statement of commitment to Jesus
Christ and the church body.,
The church wholeheartedly ac-
cepted Deacon and Deaconess Mas-
sey and extended the right hand of
Many friends and relatives at-
tended "as well as Sheriff David
Hobbs and members of the Sheriff's
ORDAINED as Deacon and Deaconess at Greater Fellow-
ship MB Church were William Massey, right, and Leona
Massey, left. Rev. Dr. Melvin Roberts is center.
The Doers Club Diabetes Sup-
port program has announced the
dates for its September group meet-
The first meeting will be noon,
Sept. 9, at the Jefferson County
The guest speaker will be Nondis
Triggers who will discuss the Pre-
scription Drug Assistance Program
at the Jefferson County Health De-
The second meeting is set for
10:30 to 11 a.m., Sept. 12, at the
Jefferson Senior Citizens Center.
The guest speaker will be Heidi
Copeland, family and consumer
sciences Extension Agent for Jef-
ferson County Extension Office,
who will speak about "Sensational
Summer Meals," for diabetics.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Alvin Neely
expresses its most sincere apprecia-
tion to each of you, for your many
acts of kindness, prayers, visits,
calls and other ways in which you
have shown your love during this
We extend special thanks to Al
Hall and staff at Tillman's Funeral
Home, for the excellent service ren-
dered to our family in our time of
We pray God's richest blessings
upon each of you.
The Neely Family
New Hope Church of God will
host a Youth Sponsored Carwash 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 415 East
Palmer Mill Road.
Donations will be accepted.
A Fried Chicken Dinner will be
served after the Carwash, beginning
at 4 p.m. and served until 6 p.m. A
$6 donation is suggested.
The dinners are available for
take-out or dine-in.
.For more information on these
two events and other upcoming
events call 997-1119.
Memorial MB Church Pastor Rev.
JB Duval will be honored for 23
years of service with services at 11
a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Sunday. Speaker
at the morning service is William
McCary, and Rev. I.L. Mulling is
the afternoon speaker.
Rev. Joseph Francis, pastor of
Philadelphia MB Church, Monti-
cello, is the guest speaker at an Ap-
preciation Program for Rev.
Cornelia Francis, 2:30 p.m, Sunday
at St. Thomas AME Church, in
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Final show of our Heatwave Circuit will be on September 17. 2005. If you did not have
the opportunity to visit us during our first two shows we would love to see you at the
third one. There will be a BBQ at the end of the day when the awards for the riders will
be given out. Don't forget to bring your family and friends to enjoy the day, watch the
riders, and end the day with a BBQ.
Our fall classes for local and out of town riders is forming now. If you are a beginning
rider or a novice rider, please call us to set up a time for individual or group lesions.
These spots are rapidly filling so please call as soon as possible to arrange a time that is
convenient for you or your children. Please fill out the form at the bottom or call us
directly for information and securing your place for lessons.
We have three big events coming up before the end of the year. Plans are already in
progress for our Thanksgiving camp for all ages. This camp will include lessons, trail
riding, activities, campfires, camping out along with all of the other fun things that go
with camps. The dates are November 26, 27 and departing on the 28th.
The first weekend in December we are planning a horse show in combination with a craft
show. Any of you crafters that have an interest in setting up a booth, please give us a call
so we can reserve your booth for you. Space is limited.
Finally, our coaches are also in the process of organizing our week long Christmas Camp.
Likewise, this will be open to all ages, experienced or inexperienced riders. We will not
only have all the activities from our Thanksgiving camp, but will expand on all areas
including individual lessons, group lessons, clinics, crafts and much, much more.
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TRIPLE L President Mary Helen Andrews with Program
Speaker, Writer, Photographer Doug Alderson, who dis-
cussed his book "Between Two Rivers" at the club
meeting. (News Photo)
Rebecca and Arnold Burkhart, co-
directors of the North Florida Com-
munity College Community Chorus,
in Madison, invite local singers to
join the group.
Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and
bass singers are sought, and no ex-
perience is required.
Local residents Janis and Russell
Courson are among the choristers.
Rehearsals are held 7 to 8:30 p.m,
Monday, at Hardee Music Center,
Triple L Club Members Hear
Program On Conservation
The Triple L Club met Tuesday at
the Monticello First Baptist Church
in the Fellowship Hall and heard a
presentation about conservation.
Speaker Doug Alderson pre-
sented the program. He is a writer
and photographer from Tallahassee
who published his first freelance
magazine article at age 18, and has
been writing and taking photos for
publication ever since.
Over the years Alderson has pub-
lished articles and accompanying
photographs in magazines such as
Wildlife Conservation, American
Forests, Sierra, Mother Earth News,
Campus Life, America, The St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, the Florida
Naturalist, Florida Sportsman, Tal-
lahassee Magazine, and Florida
He is the former associate editor
of Florida Wildlife Magazine, and
he edited "A Florida Wildlife An-
thology: 1947-2002." His chapter on
the St. Marks River is part of the
"Between Two Rivers" anthology,
published by the Red Gills Writers
Project in 2004.
His first book, Waters Less Trav-
eled: Exploring Florida's Big Bend
Coast, is being published by the
University Press of Florida at the
end of December.
He is currently the field director
for the Florida Circumnavigation
Saltwater Paddling Trail, a planned
sea kayaking trail around the entire
state being coordinated by Florida's
.Office of Greenways and Trails.
Alderson brought copies of his
book for purchase and can be
reached at 421-3677 for comments
and book orders.'
Club President MaryHelen An-
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planned, 10:15 a.m., Thursday,
Sept. 15. The group will carpool
from the church.
A buffet style meal was served af-
ter the meeting, including a variety
of dishes p ared and brought in by
the members to share. Desserts were
especially in abundant supply.
The next meeting of the Triple L
Club is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.
Building #11, NFCC Campus,
A van is available to transport lo-
cals to Madison and back.
All ages and talents are welcome
and no experience is required. A
willingness to learn, enthusiasm and
commitment are necessary.
The chorus is currently in re-
hearsal for its December concert.
For additional information con-
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Imbrunone New owner
Of Ceilings Floral Designs
The shop is open 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The shop number is 997-2015.
Fresh floral, as well as silk ar-
rangements, are available to suit any
The design staff offers 65 years of
combined floral experience.
Imbrunone's background includes
'Ruben' Named Pet Of Week
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STAFF at Gellings Floral Design assemble
an arrangement for delivery. From left,
Merle Love, Ericka Imbrunone, Jerry Moore.
Chris Smith N
TO ACA Facult)
Chris Smith is a new face on the-
faculty of Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy, where she teaches Spanish I
and Spanish II, as well as seventh
grade study skills.
Her teaching experience includes
French I and French II in Mont-'
gomery, AL and Senior English,-
High School and Junior High Cho-
rus and French at Trinity Christian
Academy In Jacksonville, as well
as teaching the hearing impaired
Sign Language and Special Educa-
She earned Her AA Degree from
North Florida Junior College and
her BA from FSU, UTA. Smith
also attended Auburn University,
where she earned her Masters 'De-
gree in Foreign Language Educa-
Born In Tallahassee, Smith has
lived in Florida, Texas, Louisiana
Smith says she has no "pet
peeves" in the classroom. "I be-
lieve in K.I.P., keep it positive.
"No negative attitudes are
allowed," she explained. "My
main objective is to touch and in-
spire young lives to be able to com-
.municate with other cultures, and
share God's love."
She enjoys teaching all ages of
students, especially seniors.
Smith believes "The best way to
have respect is to show respect, and
encourage one another and build
each other up."
Smith is married to Reverend
George Smith and they have three
The WILDerness Coast Public Li-
brary Bookmobile visits the Jeffer-
son County this weekend, on Friday
Linda Lewis, program coordinator,
and driver for the bookmobile, re-
ports the location of scheduled Fri-
day stops as follows:
St. Phillip AME Church Boys and
Girls Club, off highway 27,
10:45-11:45; Children's Enrichment
Center-Little Angels, West Palmer
Mill Road, 2:00-2:45; Monticello
Boys and Girls Club, Mamie Scott
Drive, 3:00-4:15; Jefferson Arms
Apartments, "East Clark Avenue,
4:30-5:30; Lloyd Post Office, high-
way 158A, 6:45-7:15.
Saturday stops will be made at
these following locations:
Boland's CountryStore, Route 59
and highway 259, 10:45-11:30;
Winn Dixie, South Jefferson Street,
1:30-2:00; Jefferson Place Apart-
ments, at highways 19 south and
'259; Lameont Chevron Fast Track,
.highway 27 and 257, 5:00-6:15; Un-
ion Hill AME Church, off highway
259 in Wacissa, 6:45-7:15.
The bookmobile continues to visit
,-'the county on a three week rotation,
and carries a selection of more than
2,500 books, audio and video tapes,
ariand CD's of interest to the 'very
young, school aged children, and
The Bookmobile staff will ,also
take requests for materials that are
not on board;
The staff is known for its creativity and
originality. (News Photo)
daughters, and one son-in-lax,
Carey Beth, Anna, Naomi, and Ja-
TT-- 1- --1._1 1 1
"Ruben" has been named as the
Humane Society's adoptable feline
Pet of the Week.
He is a dark gray cat with white
markings on the nose and chest.
Ruben is a long haired domestic
male and his approximate date of_
birth is June, 2001.
He is neutered and all vaccina--
tions are up top date.
er nooies incuae music, sing- Shelter caretaker Cheryl Bautista
ing, travel and mission trips; describes him as., being the "ulti-
Smith concluded that she is mate snuggler and a pro mouser."
thrilled to be at ACA, she enjoys He is good with other cats and gets
the school, the students and her fel- SMITH a along well with dogs, adults and
low staff members.
To adopt Ruben or any of the
many other available animals at the
shelter, call 342-0244.
6 years of event planning and coor-'
dinating, including organizing more
than 200 weddings and events.
Master Designer Jerry Moore has
more than 25 years of experience in
Merle Love has been with Gel-
lings for 25 years, and has helped
with the designing- work for the
wedding of Ted Turner and Jane
Artist Jessie Brown joins Gellings
with more than 10 years experience
Gellings offers membership in the
"Doghouse Club" to its customers..
Filling out a short form with name,
phone number, event, date, and pre-
ferred flowers, will keep you out of:
the doghouse because a "reminder"
call will be made to you before the
Gellings maintains a virtual website
at www.gellingsflowers.com -:
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Ericka Imbrunone recently pur-
chased Gellings Floral Designs,
Monticello's oldest florist.
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wood and Cherry Streets since the
1930's, Gellings is an affordable
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PAGE 12, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 26,2005
HMS To Face Quitman
in Season Opener
Howard Middle School takes on
Brooks County Middle School of
Quitman, 5 p.m., Sept. 1, here.
, "We're looking pretty good and
ve're really coming together as a
tdam," said Saffo. "Defensively
aid offensively, we're strong and
ready for them."
SHe added that there are a few ar-
eas that the Bees have to yet tighten
up on but overall, they're looking
good as a team.
As the Bees continue to practice
this week, their season field posi-
tions will be determined before Fri-
Though it's been more than 10
years since HMS has played
Brooks County Middle School,
Saffo said the Bees are Looking
forward to winning the game.
"It's been a long time since
we've played against them, but
when we did, it wasn't on a regular
basis," Saffo said.
"We're looking forward to win-
ning the first game and we're look-
ing forward to winning all of our
games this season," he added.
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JCHS Reports Stats
' Jefferson County High School
reports the game statistics for the
recent "Kickoff Classic" against
Chipley won 26-19.
e Though the Tigers ran out of
team because of heat cramps, they
Aired quite well in the 19-26 loss.
S The Tigers had 28 carries for a
total of 216 yards, and a loss of 19
yards, netting a total of 197 rushing
Defense gave up 273 rushing
yards against Chipley, which had
Quarterback Mario Rivers had
'two complete passes, one for six-
yards and one for seven and he had
five rushes for a gain of 18 yards,
an average of 3.6 yards per carry.
Jonathan Dady had three carries
for a total of five yards, an average
of 1.6 yards per carry and he had a
99 yard punt return scoring a
Sophomore Lucious Wade saw a
lot of play action with six carries
for a total of 114 yards, an average
of 19 yards per carry, he also had
one carry for a gain of 91 yards and
one carry for an 80 yard gain.
Desrick Jones had 13 carries for a
total of 75 yards, an average of 5.8
yards per carry and on defense, he
had seven tackles and one sack.
On defense, Robert Nealy led the
Tigers with 12 tackles and four as-
ACA TEACHER, Dan Nennsteil, center, talks with Ramsey
Revell, right before school, while Casey Gunnels, left,
checks his homework.
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JOSH BAKER, grade eight student at Monticello Christian
Academy, waits for school to begin on the first day-. (News
Fear or Favor
The JES Boys and Girls Club has
chosen Ka'Shayla Barrington as
Student of the Month for July.
She is the daughter of Sgt. Chicola
Barrington and the granddaughter of
Mary and O.C. Barrington.
Whenever she is present at the Boys
and Girls Club, she is very active at
the Welcome Station.
She was also a big help to the staff
while working on the summer
breakfast and lunch programs.
"She is a member of the- Club's
outstanding Karate Team, and a true
leader at the Club, adds Gerrold
Austin, director. "She is very help-
ful with and considerate of the
younger members of the Club."
Barrington is a student at the Jef-
ferson Elementary School. She. en-
joys school and much of her spare
time is spent on the computer.
She is also a member of the Me-
morial MB Church, where she is on
the Jr. Usher Board.
Her dreams are to play on the All
American U. S. Army Softball
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The fall season schedule has been
determined for the "Monticello
Mood Swings", the women's A-
league tennis team.
All games will he hosted 9:30
a.m. at Tom Brown Park in Talla-
hassee, unless otherwise specified.
Action began against the Golden
Eagle Talons, Tuesday, and will
continue Sept. 1 when the ladies
face the "Split Steps".
The Killearn Lucky Stars play
Sept. 8, at the Killearn Country
Club; Swinging Volleys, Sept. 15;
Capital City Deuces, Sept. 22; and
Bainbridge, Sept. 29, there.
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Forest Meadows; and the Glen
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Golden Eagle Wings are sched-
uled, Oct. 27; Glen Girls, Nov. 3 at
the Glen Arvin Country Club; and
a Sets in the City, Nov. 10.
The Mood Swings play Thomas-
ville "Ace-N-U", Nov. 17.
Killearn Special-K is scheduled
Dec. 1 at the Killearn Country
Club; Capital City Aces, Dec. 8 at
the Capital City Country Club.
The second half of the season be-
gins Jan. 5, and the schedule will
be reported after it is finalized.
A Memorial Benefit Horseshoe
Tournament and Barbecue is
planned 10'a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3,
to raise funds for the family of
Johnny L. Morgan III, deceased, as
a college fund.
The tournament and barbecue
will be held at 130 Fred T. Road in
Wacissa, the same location as the
annual King of the Hill Horseshoe
Spokesperson Marjie Zylstra said
that a whole hog will be roasted
and donors are supplying a wide
variety of covered dish items.
The meal is free but donations are
welcome and encouraged for non
Registration is $20 per team.
Certificates will be awarded to first,
second and third place winners in
both the men's and women's divi-
All proceeds and donations will
be given to the Morgan Children
Zylstra recaps a brief history on
Morgan, who passed away earlier
He left behind a wife, two daugh-
ters, two sons and two grandsons
and he enjoyed a wide range of
sports including hunting, fishing
and truly enjoyed the competition
associated with local horseshoe
The tournament is hosted in his
memory and the public is invited to
come out, enjoy some horseshoes
and great food and have a good
time during this worthwhile cause.
For further information, call T. Z.
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MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 26, 2005 PAGE 13
The Monticello Mood Swings,
ladies A-league tennis team, were
scheduled to play the Golden Ea-
gels, Thursday, in Tallahassee, in
their season opener.
During the summer Thursday
practices, the ladies changed the
name of the team and they have
added two new players.
Team Captain Patty Hardy said
they are looking forward to a much
better season this year, after mov-
ing up from the B league two years
The new roster includes:
Team #1, Katie Brock and Lisa
Jackson; team #2, Patty Hardy and
Cindy Wainright; and team #3,
Lorei Salie and Susan Goodwin.
Team #4, Laura Kirchhoff and
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L LEGAL NOTI g1,S
The Jefferson County Utility Development
Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m., Wednes-
day August 31, 2005, at the Monticello-
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Office, 420 West' Washington Street, Mon-
ticello, Florida. This is a change of the
normal meeting schedule, which is the first
Wednesday of the each month, at 9:00
a.,n., at the Chamber of Commerce Office.
The Jefferson County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Special Session
at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at
the Jefferson County Courthouse, Court-
room, Monticello, Florida, review applica-
tions for the position of Ambulance/Fire
Director and to discuss appointment of an
The Monticello City Council will consider.
an application for site plan review for an
addition to the Monticello Church of
Christ, 475 S. Jefferson Street. The Matter
will be heard at public hearing on Septem-
ber 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 245
S. Mulberry Street. For more information,
contact Emily Anderson, City Clerk, at
City Hall at 342-0153.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR JEF-
FERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET L. WOODS, Deceased. File
Number 05-86-PR NOTICE OF ADMIN-
ISTRATION: The administration of the
ILEGAE NOTICE LEG OTICE.
estate of MARGARET L. WOODS, de-
ceased, File Number 05-86-PR is pending
in the Circuit Court for Jefferson County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Jefferson County Courthouse,
Room 10, Monticello, Florida. The name
and address of the personal representative
and of the personal representative and of
the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All per-
sons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file their ob-
jections with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other
creditors of the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is AUGUST 26, 2005. Attorney For
Personal Representative: T. Bucking ham
Bird, P.O. Box 247, Monticello, FL 32345,
850-997-3503, FL. Bar ID #0006176;
Peggy J. Smith ; Waukennah Hwy. Monti-
cello, Florida 32344
8/26, 9/2, c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE Plaintiff vs. JASON H. SMITH, et al.
Defendant(s) CASE NO. 2004-93-CA Di-
vision : NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated August 09, 2005 and en-
tered in Case No. 2004-93-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the SECOND Judicial
Circuit in and for JEFFERSON County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE, is the Plaintiff and JASON H.
SMITH; PAMELA S. SMITH; BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY; are the Defen-
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bidder for cash at NORTH DOOR OF
THE COURTHOUSE LOBBY IN JEF-
FERSON COUNTY, MONTICELLO,
FLORIDA at 11:00am, on the 8th day of
September 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment: COMMENCE AT THE NE COR-
NER OF THE LAND CONVEYED TO
LORA E. TAYLOR BY MARY JOHN-
SON AND HUSBAND BY DEED DATED
1/1/1889 AND OF RECORD IN DEED
BOOL "U" PAGE 385, JEFFERSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THEN RUN
EAST 221.0 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
WEST LINE OF HILL STREET;
THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID WEST
LINE OF HILL STREET 262.5 FEET TO
THE POB; THENCE CONTINUED
SOUTH ALONG SAID STREET 62.5
FEET TO A POINT; THENCE WEST
225.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE
NORTH 62.5 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE EAST 225.0 FEET TO THE
POB, AND BEING IN THE NE % OF
THE SW OF SECTION 30, TOWN-
SHIP 2 NORTH RANGE 5 EAST, MON-
TICELLO, JEFFERSON COUNTY
FLORIDA. A/K/A 365 South Hill Street,
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Cell: (850) 509-1465
Insured D.O.H. Lic. #SR0971265
Visa & Mastercard Accepted!
Thurman Tractor Service
Mowing Harrowing ~ Food Plots
Licensed & Insured,
James Thurman, LLC
"US Hwy. 19
Inquire about our
volume discounts on
7 different combo
S. Breakfast 7 to 11
n.- Sat. 7am
Open at 10:30 a.
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-Service Is Our Business on and off the Road
54 Capps Hwy
Lamont, FL 32336
03 Shop 383 E York Street
37 Cax Monticello
3 Home www.DixonExt.com
"Protecting your health
& property since 1964"
Toll Free:866 280-7378
Tractor Work ~ Bush Hogging
Road Grading ~ Driveway Repair
Front End Loader
CARROLL HILL AUTO ELECTRIC, INC.
"Complete Auto Eleqtric Repair Service
Thomasville Road 115 Albany Rd.
(on Carroll Hill) 229-226-0717
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To Place Your Ad
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Call Our Classified Department at:
Divorce $175-$350* Covers children, etc.
)nly one signature required! *Exclude,
iovt. Fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000,.
xt.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce Tech. Estab-
huddle House: Experienced
waitresses & cooks. Apply within,
US 19 & 1-10. See Jack.
./24, 26, 31, 9/2, c
'Our Blessing" is now looking for
qualified teachers to join there
winning team. For more information
call 997-1110. (Must have 40 hrs.)
8/17, 19, 24, 26, 31, pd
Leading national propane marketer
Southeast Propane has immediate
opening for an energetic route sales
driver for their Monticello based
operation. Candidates must possess
strong customer service skills, team
player attitude along with a Class B
CDL license with an air brake
endorsement and have the ability to
obtain a hazmat & tanker
endorsement. Clean driving record a
must. Excellent starting salary with
competitive benefit program for the
qualified candidate. EOE. Apply by
Fax 850-997-2808 or in person @ 500
South Jefferson St. Monticello Fl.
8/10, tfn, c
Driver Now hiring qualified drivers
for Central Florida Local & OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
Need 2 years experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportunity
Now Hiring for 2005 postal positions
$17.50-$59.00+/hr full benefits/paid
training and vacations. No experience
necessary (800)584-1775 Reference #
$600 weekly working through the
government part-time. No experience.
A lot of opportunities. (800)493-3688
Driver Conmentant Transport.
Teams and Solos check our new pay
plan. Owner Operators, Experienced
Drivers, Solos, Teams and Graduate
Students. Call (888) MORE PAY (1
-888 667 -3729).
Certified CNA looking to take care of
your loved one. Give me a call at
591-6433 or 997-1999.
8/17, 19, 24, 26, 31, pd
Will clean your house or office.
Dependable & trustworthy & a hard
worker. Call 850-997-5481 or
601-416-6756. Please leave a message.
8/19, 26, pd
D&S REPAIRS: 997-4015, -4189.
Small engines, tractors, outboards,
8/12, 19, 26, 9/2, pd
Backhoe Service: Driveways, roads,
ditches, tree and shrub removal, burn
piles. Contact Gary Tuten @ 997-
Appliance Repairs: washers, dryers,
stoves, refrigerators. Owned and op-
erated by Andy Rudd. 997-5648.
Mr. Stump: Stump Grinding.
509-8530, quick responses.
Healthy Weight Loss available only at
Jackson's Drug, Hoodiacol is
designed to curb the appetite, burn
fat and increase energy levels
resulting in considerable weight loss
aver time. Hoodiacol consist of 3 key
ingredients incorporated into rice
iran oil with natural flavorings to
,ive it a palpable taste. In addition to
eight loss, you may see benefits for
he hair, skin and nails from the
mega 3 and Omega 6 found in rice
ran oil. Hoodia gordonii is a cactus
ound in the Kalahari Desert of South
Vfrica. Unsurpassed as an appetite
uppressant, it not only limits appetite
ut increases the sense of satiety. This
ends to limit total caloric intake by
0-40% without experiencing hunger.
significant weight loss should result
rom such a drop in caloric intake.
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o you want to be just a Christian,
'ith no denominational names, creeds
r practices? Jesus established His
lurch called the church of Christ
d you can be a member of it. We
re ready to help if you are ready to
amrn. Call: 997-3466.
29 tfn (10/3)
ome Health Care Equipment -
Lckson's Drug Store. We bill
medicaree Call for assessment of
aur needs. 997-3553. UPS NOW
Garage Sale All Star Mini Storage.
US Hwy 19 S. Friday 8/26, 9a.m. ?
Curtains, books, household items,
8/24, 26, pd
1989 Sporty Probe, recently
mechanically overhauled, blows cold,
good tires, $1200. Call 997-7441.
8/19, tfn, c
Bush Hog Mower. 8ft. Model 3008.
New condition. List for $5700.00
offered for $3600.00. FMC Pecan
Sprayer mounted on Chevy C65
truck. $7750.00, 997-3947 or
8/24, 26, pd
15 year old quarter horse $800 obo.
Call Mike at 528-5614.
8/17, 19, 24, 26, 31, pd
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.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ By
Direct From Manufacturer. 20 colors
in stock with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery Available Toll
Queen mattress set, double pillow top.
New in plastic with warranty. $150.
6 Pc. Full/queen bedroom set. New
boxes, sacrifice $550. 850-222-7783
Cherry Sleigh Bed $250. Brand new,
solid wood. 850-222-9879
New leather sofa and love seat. $750,
can deliver. 850-222-2113
New Bedroom' Set: Beautiful cherry
Louis Philippe 8-piece wood King
sleigh bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
night stands. Sug. List $4600,- sell
NEW Brand Name King Mattress
Set,- $250, in factory plastic,-
NEW QUEEN mattress and base.
Never used,- in unopened plastic.
Must sell $125. 850-545-7112
FORMAL DINING ROOM Brand
new cherry table with 6 chairs and
lighted china cabinet. $3K retail, sell
for $999. 850-425-8374
MATTRESS SET New full set with
factory warranty, $99, call
RV or Mobile Home Lots for Rent.
Call Liz @ 997-1638. No calls before 9
a.m. & no calls after 7 p.m. please.
GULF COAST eL
METAL r3' Wide
Full line of 3 Wde
accessories in stock Painted
Special Flashings Made All Types Warranted Metal Available
Cut to your desired lengths Delivery .,r,ice A.uitable
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WE ACCEPT ALL VOUCHERS
2/2 $615 3/2 $715 ~ 4/2 $895 ~ $50 dep.
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VIRGINIA G. BLOW
Broker Associate Realtor
Sales Associate Realtor
(850) 251- 4392
Kelly and Kelly Properties,
FIVE CITY LOTS
WITH VIEW OF
Good Restrictions, city water,
sewage, garbage pickup, under-
ground utilities and private Bonita
Court road maintenance agreement.
% Acre Mobile Home Lot For Rent.
I-10/Hwy 59 in Lloyd, water/sewer
hookup, $200 a month, 509-8401.
8/19, 24, 26, 31, 9/2, 7, 9, 14, pd
Prime downtown office space now
available in Cherry Street Commons.
Jack Carswell, 997-1980.
3 BDRM, 1 Y2 B w/office garage, nice
house, in town. Fenced back yard
w/nice size shed. $700 per month
6/22, tfn, 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
August 1st. Call 997-4150.
6/15, tfn, c
CASH in 5 DAYS!
We Buy Mortgages,
Homes, Trailers, Lots,
Land! We Make
r Ron Harris
Traders Realty, Inc. 2
Lic. Mortgage LENDER
BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM
SUITE, 3 BEDROOM SUITES.
532 DILLS ROAD,
997-4008 FVI. &
SAT. 9:00 TO 4:00
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and Asst. Manager candidates to fill
immediate openings in the
Tallahassee and surrounding areas.
We offer competitive compensation,
paid training, and the opportunity to
earn up to $1..00 raise within first 6
months. Excellent benefits package,
flexible schedule and more! Please
apply at any Super-Lube location in
the Tallahassee area, or fax your
resume to 850/222-5152.
Valid Drivers License required.,
Applicants must pass a drug test.
DUE TO OUR RECENT "SOLDS"
LAND AND HOMES NEEDED!!!!!
1974 1710 SF HM 5.00 AC Lake Rd. *** $225,000
.1989 1782 SF HM 2.69 AC Ben Chaires $234,900
1988 1814 SF HM 1.00 AC Coopers Pond $239,900
1993 2000 SF HM 5.02 AC Monte Terrace $262,900
2003 2376 SF HM 5.00 AC Dills Road *** ;262,900
2002 1560 SF MH 5.00 AC:Deerwood Blvd. $ 69,500
2000 1386 SF MH 2.40 AC Heron Road $ 84,500
1981 9470 SF Commercial Office Bldg. $622,235
4.5 AC S. Salt Road $ 45,000
5.0 AC Hayfield Spur $ 75,000
10.0 AC Hayfield Spur $120,000
9.00 AC S. Salt Road $ 90,000
20.00 AC Red Fox Run $330,000
16.50 AC Lake Miccosukee Frontage $288,750
***Under contract, backups welcomed!
Our Commitment is to save you...
TIME AND MONEY
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The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will accept SEALED BIDS for the old
Jefferson County Library building, located at 260 North Cherry Street, Monticello, Florida
(Jefferson County Parcel ID #00-00-00-0360-0000-0731). Bids are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday,
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
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Government Farms Road 5 or 10 acres
buyers choice hillside planted pines
New Listinq!!! Under Contract 3.89
acres in Plantation Woods south of Lloyd
on SR 59 and soon to be paved Planta-
tion Woods Road $46,500
Brand New Listinq! 3 bedroom home in
town at East Anderson St. $155,000
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 hay-
field meant for galloping $150,000
Like New Home built in 2002, 3 bedrooms
2 baths, 1964 sq. ft., ceramic tile and hard-
wood floors, cathedral ceiling, fireplace and
a screened porch, 1 acre Now only
Horse Farm 29 acre horse farm big dou-
blewide w/ fireplace, stables, round pen in
remote, oaks, pond, north of Greenville only
Near Leon County 10 mostly open ac, cor-
ner of Paul Thompson and Julia Road only
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 only $1,200,000
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
doublewide and small house on a pretty old
hillside close to Leon County off Julia Road
Biq doublewide with additions 12 rooms
quiet wooded lot $56,500
Prime Commercial Property US 19
South near Pizza Hut and Jefferson Builders
Near Whitehouse Road 5 acres mostly
open on a hillside, county road $75,000
Home Site close to town on West Groo-
verville Road only $14,500
SOLD Christmas Acres 3 bedroom 2
bath double wide with new galvanized alumi-
num roof and vinyl siding, 3 sheds, fish pond,
fenced on 2.4 acres only $86,500
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Realtor Tim Peary
See all our listings with maps at
We have qualified buyers looking for
acreage between Monticello and Lloyd
can you help?
Realtor Tim Peary Sells Real Estate
Simply the Best
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PAGE 16, MONTICELLO, (FL), NEWS, FRI., AUGUST 26, 2005
SBeth Thorne, Staff Help With
Hazardous Waste Cleanup
VEHICLES line up as 163 citizens take ad- elected were cyanide, mercury, and black
vantage of Wakulla County Hazardous Waste gun powder.
Cleanup Day. Among unusual items col-
Norma Shotwell New Writing
Coach At Jefferson Elementary
Norma Shotwell joins the staff-
of Jefferson Elementary School, as
a writing coach.
She brings with her 30 years of
combined educational experience,
as a teacher and administrator.
She has taught students in K-5,
first, third, fourth, seventh and
eighth grades and when she retired,
she served as the Assistant Princi-
pal in Wakulla Elementary in Me-
She was drawn to the Jefferson
County area when she decided to
return to teaching because she grew
up in Tallahassee and she and her
husband own land in Leon County
right on the Jefferson/Leon County
"I taught a writing workshop here
a couple of years ago and I love the
family atmosphere at Jefferson,"
said Shotwell. "It's in close prox-
imity to my home, so when I de-.
cided I wanted to go back into
teaching, I came here."
She attended Florida State Uni-
versity where she earned her
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary
Education and her Masters in Edu-
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"It's got to be resolved and it will
be," he said. "But it may take an--
iother six weeks."
Someone suggested that the com-
mittee responsible for the research
and promotion of the system should
look into the matter.
It would be, assured Councilman
.Tom Vogelgesang, a member of the
He added that Anderson's report
"is news to me."
The goal of the system is to at-
tract a maximum of 240 customers,
the magic number that is calculated
to make the system economically
,feasible and self-sustaining.
Shotwell became a teacher, be-
cause she loved working with chil-
dren and she loved to read. "I
wanted to instill the love of reading
in them," she added.
"As time went by arind I decided.
to return to teaching, I developed a
love for writing, so that's why I
went into writing," said Shotwell.
Shotwell teaches all grades,
mainly fourth grade. "I work with
the whole school and I work with
teachers to help them improve their
students' writing ability," she said.
Shotwell considers the most chal-
Proponents say the system will be
able to provide users with faster
and cheaper Internet service than
they are presently receiving.
Conceivably, the system eventu-
ally will be incorporated into a city-
wide network that will be able to
monitor pump stations and other
equipment and enhance law enforce-
ment officers' capabilities, among
It's estimated that if the system'at-
tracted 30 percent of the available
local customers, the city could eas-
ily reap upwards of $45,000
Meanwhile, the city pays the tele-
phone company $2,060 monthly for
the Internet connection.
Homes Of Mourning
(Continued From Page 6)
Ethel Jeraldine Harrison
Ethel Jeraldine Gallon Harrison,
55, a health-care technician, died
Friday, Aug. 19, 2005. She is sur-
vived by her husband, Julious Harri-
The service will be at 1 p.m. EDT
Saturday at New Bethel AME
church in Monticello, with burial at
the church cemetery. A viewing will
be from 2 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at
Tillman Funeral Home (850-997-
Mrs. Harrison was a native and
lifelong resident of Jefferson County
and an active member of New Be-
,thel AME Church, where she was
president of Stewardess Board No. 2
and Usher Board No. 1 and a mem-
ber of the Pastor's Aid Board and
-the Daughters of Sarah Allen.
Other survivors include her son,
Anthony Graham (and wife Dana)
of Monticello; a daughter, Patricia
Graham of Monticello; three .step--
sons, Julious Harrison Jr. of Monti-
cello, Jonathan Harrison of
Sacramento, Calif., and Delmus
Harrison of Tallahassee; three step-
daughters, Sandra Hannah of Pom-
pano Beach and Diane Harrison and
Carolyn Harrison, both of Jackson-
ville; her granddaughter, Porsha
Guy of Monticello; five brothers,
Emmit Gallon (and wife Patricia) of
Tallahassee, Robert Gallon of Or-
lando, Johnny Gallon of Greenville,
Reginald Earl Gallon of Monticello
and Darryl Gallon (and wife Sally)
of Dixie, Ga.; six sisters, Bessie Gal-
lon, Essie Marie Gallon and Ollie
Jones (and husband Randy), all of
Monticello, and the Rev. Denise
Banks (and husband Scott) of Tho-
masville, Ga.; her mother-in-law,
Elizabeth Humphrey of Quitmani,
Ga.; and a host of other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her
parents, Robert and Annie Mae
_ McMillian Gallon.
lenging aspect of her job to be try-
ing to work with so many different
children, each having individual
needs, and gearing lessons to fit the
needs of all the children in a single
She says she has no frustrations
in the classroom. "I'm just happy
to be working with children again,"
said Shotwell. T missed working
with children and it's nice to be
working with them again."
She describes herself as being
outgoing, one who loves to be
around people and children and
someone who enjoys befriending
She wishes to be remembered by
her students as someone who
really took the time to listen to their
Shotwell said she considers her
biggest educational accomplish-
ment was as an administrator.
"The schools that I was in, were
'A' schools every year, and I
would like to think that I was a part
She considers her strong points to
be organization and planning
ahead. Her hobbies include writing,
reading, going to the beaches, rid-
ing her horses and playing with her
She is married and has two chil-
County Recycling Center Di-
rector, Beth Thorne, and staff Sam
Flowers, John Peck and Walter
Ghee, participated in the recent
Wakulla County Household Haz-
ardous Waste Collection Day.
Spokesman George Dziedzic said
that the special collection day was
prompted by the large amounts of
damage caused by Hurricane Den-
The flooding caused by the hurri-
cane resulted in a large amount of
household hazardous waste prod-
ucts to be dispose of, such as: com-
puters, electronics, florescent
bulbs, cleaners, paint, pesticides,
spray cans, batteries and household
Approximately 163 are residents
dropped items rounded up in the
cleanup after the storm.
The service was coordinated by
the Wakulla County Solid Waste
Department, Wakulla County Com-
missioners and Administrator, The
Jefferson County Solid Waste De-
partment, Keep Wakulla County
Beautiful, and the Wakulla County
Tom Keister, Leon County Haz-
ardous Waste Manager, and Chem-
ist Rosemary Bottcher of Leon
County, were on hand to examine
and classify the hazardous materi-
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
staff, Marj Law, and George
Dziedzic coordinated the line of in-
coming vehicles as they arrived.
Jefferson County personnel in-
structed volunteers, who were off
loading and sorting the hazardous
materials, how to keep a smooth
flow in the process.
Some of the hazardous items in-
cluded a bottle of mercury, a canis-
ter of cyanide powder and a con-
tainer of black gun powder.
Keister remarked that cyanide
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Dre's Plyhouse is a private
school serving "different learners"
who benefit from smaller class
sizes, one-on-one or non-traditional
educational environments, Our
can be used by insect collectors to
preserve their specimens, and that
the explosive black gun powder
was likely used in a muzzle-loading
Dziedzic said that neither Keister
nor Bottcher, could explain a
household use for the deadly liquid
mercury, which is normally con-
fined to lab use.
Two work site dumpsters of paint
and thinners, three pallets of
stacked batteries, gallons of fouled
gas and oils, and a semitrailer of
electronics, computers and fluores-
cent bulbs were taken away for safe
"Wakulla County residents should
be applauded for taking the time
and energies to dispose of these
household hazardous waste items
properly," said Dziedzic. "And a
big thank you to Jefferson County
Solid Waste Manager Beth Thorne
for organizing the Jefferson County
manpower and equipment that
made this event a success."
Martin Elected VP
Of Humane Society
In recent developments at the
Humane Society, Martha Jean Mar-
tin has volunteered to fill the Vice-
President position, and officers
have an office for their use.
Foster home membership director
Martha Jean Martin volunteered to
fill the Vice-President position.
"I've worked with Caroline
(president) on projects in the past,"
said Martin, "and we work together
Her nomination was unanimously
Members agreed that with all of
the plans for the future, many
planned fundraisers and such, that a
second Vice President would also
Humane Society President Caro-
line Carswell advised that she and
husband George had donated use of
the building, located at 290 West
Washington Street, for a period of
one year, at no cost to the Society.
The building is fully furnished
Call 1.800.899.0089 or visit www.voa.org..
There are no limits to caring.
with all utilities, and cleaning serv-
ices are included.
"These offices are not open to the
-public," said Carswell, "unless
there is a scheduled membership
meeting held in the conference
Carswell added, "All Board
members will have access to the of-
fice, where records will be stored,
and the computer will be available
for document production, research,
and the like."
She added that there would be no
animal pick up or drop off allowed
at the building, and that the Board
needed to check with their insur-
ance carrier to verify that they are
covered in both locations.
"A phone is the only thing we
don't have," said Carswell. "We'll
have to check with the phone com-
pany and see about getting a sec-
ond phone line located at the new.
In related news, Carswell related
that the wiring for the lift station is
scheduled for Aug. 24 and that
building the ramp for the intake
center is scheduled for the week of
Dre's Playhouse is a McKay
Schol0ship approved school,
Dre's Playhouse participates in
these scholarship programs:
Academy Prep Foundation,
*Yes Opportunities, Inc.
Dre's Playhouse considers all
applications for enrollment regd-
less of race, sex, or national origin,
. . . .
and are taught by ceified educa-
tors who have specialized training
and deees and work experence.
So, if your child has been diag-
nosed with autism, ADD, ADHD,
unique curriculum incorporates ODD, Bipola or a specific learning
core subjects with a foreign lan- disability, or is simply finding it
guage (Spanish), African American difficult to succeed in his or her
studies a nd music apprecia- current educational setting, please
tion experiences, contact Tonja Jones, Owner/
Dre's playhouse serve excep- Principal at 584-5430 for more
tional students grades 2-12th and information,
regular education students grad Meals, transportation, back-
2-8th. Our classes are small (1:5) pack and all school supplies are